The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Babcock, George
George Babcock - Rocky Mountain News - June 11, 1881 - A Former Denverite Shot - Pueblo, May (June) 10 - Tomorrow morning' s Chieftain says that yesterday about 1 o' clock Mr. George Babcock, a prominent and well-known citizen of this city, and formerly of Denver, accidentally shot himself, inflicting what is supposed to be a fatal wound, under the following circumstances. He jumped into a carriage as it passed his livery stable on Union avenue and told the driver that he wished to go to South Pueblo. After getting into the carriage he pulled a thirty-eight calibre Smith & Wesson revolver from his pocket, as he says, and began handling it rather carelessly, when the weapon went off, penetrating the left lobe of the breast just above the nipple, shattering a rib and passing in a direct line through the body, lodging in the muscles of the back just beneath the left shoulder blade, inflicting a very serious, if not fatal wound. The ball was extracted shortly after the accident and the wound dressed as quickly as possible, and at this writing the wounded man was resting quietly although but little hopes for his recovery are entertained. Rocky Mountain News - June 12, 1881 - Death of a Well Known Denverite - Pueblo, June 11 - There seems to be no doubt of the fact that instead of accidental shooting it was a deliberate attempt at suicide on the part of George Babcock, with every probability of success. About one week ago, in an effort to balance the books of the firm of which Babcock was a member, there was discovered a deficit of $900. Babcock agreed to replace this sum by Friday at noon, and finding himself unable to do so at that hour, he went into the firm' s stable and wrote a note to his partner saying: ' I am gone. Tell them will be back to-morrow.'  He left this note on the desk and placed on top of it a valuable collar button from his shirt. It is presumed that his intention was to go off on the noon train. He hailed a passing hack, got into it and when the bridge was reached, shot himself as reported last night. At this writing Babcock is suffering intense pain, and no hope is entertained for his recovery. Later - Babcock died at 9:15 to-night.

Babcock, Nellie
Nellie Babcock - Rocky Mountain News - March 21, 1891 - Nellie Babcock' s Death Accidental - Pueblo, Colo., March 20 - The result of the inquest over the dead body of Nellie Babcock, who was run over by a Denver and Rio Grande passenger train last evening, was that the death was accidental. No blame was attached to the company. Jakey Brown, the engineer of the passenger, said that he did not see the girls until within 300 feet of them. They were hidden from his view by the passing freight. He at once put on the brakes and whistled. Mr. Brown feels keenly over the affair, and his face was haggard from passing a sleepless night. Last night it was feared that the widowed and bereft mother would go insane, and the body was prepared by undertakers McMahon & Collier and taken to the house. The sister, Nannie, who was with Nellie when she was struck, is prostrated by the shock. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o' clock, under the direction of Undertaker Carter. The young woman was engaged to be married soon, and the gentleman purchased one of the finest of caskets for her remains.

Babich, Ted L.
Ted L. Babich - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 2009 - Ted L. Babich, 54, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 20, 2009. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Babich; brother, Timothy Babich; grandmother, Elma Boren; and brother-in-law, Dennis Reisner. He is survived his loving wife, Debbie Babich; sons, Nicholas and Anthony Babich; daughters, Allison (Jason) Brown and Katie Babich; mother, Betty Babich; stepson, Derek (Michelle) Perri; stepdaughter, Leandra (Andrew)Perri; grandchildren, Timmy, Drew and Delilah; sister, Jean Ann Reisner; mother- and father-in-Law, Allen and Doris Hinderliter; and numerous other relatives. Ted was a generous man who loved fishing, camping, spending time with his family, cooking for them and watching Broncos games. He always will be remembered for his sense of humor and love for his family and home. Ted was a good man. We loved him dearly. He will be missed so much by friends and family. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, T.G. McCarthy Chapel. Arrangements under the direction of T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Babnick, William J.
William J. Babnick - Daily Times - November 13, 2008 - William J. Babnick, Dec. 23, 1914 - Nov. 8, 2008 - William J. Babnick, 93, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, originally of Pueblo, Colo., died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at the Western Home Communities Martin Center in Cedar Falls. He was born Dec. 23, 1914, in Lime, Colo., the son of Joseph and Mary (Stegensek) Babnik. Bill was united in marriage to Marion Margaret Boyington on Jan. 29, 1942, in Pueblo. She died Sept. 29, 1977. He then married Wanda Mae Cappleman on June 30, 1978, in Las Vegas, Nev.; they later divorced. Bill was employed by Oriental Refining Co. for 24 years and then with Suburban Propane Co. as Control Specialist until retiring in 1977. Bill was preceded in death by a sister, Ann Babnik; and two brothers, Albert and Harry Babnick. Bill is survived by two sons, Richard W. (Dena) Babnick of Trinidad, Colo., and Pastor Robert J. (Linda) Babnick of Clayton; a daughter, Marlo A. (Rod) Dawson of Cedar Falls, Iowa; eight grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. He also is survived by two sisters, Mary Hanson and Stephanie Plese, both of Pueblo; and by three brothers, Stanley Babnik of Pueblo, Joseph Babnik of Denver, Colo., and John Babnik of Shelton, Wash. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at College Heights Baptist Church in Farmington. Inurnment will be at Memory Gardens, 6917 E. Main St., in Farmington. Memorials may be directed to the Western Home Communities Martin Center, 420 E. 11th St., Cedar Falls, IA, 50613.

Babnik, Frances M.
Frances M. Babnik - Pueblo Chieftain - February 1, 2011 - Frances M. Babnik, 88, entered eternal life on Jan. 28, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Agnes Perko; brother, Frank (Mary) Perko; sisters, Mary (Pete) Ovechka, Alice (Jack) Skube, Helen (Tony) Chorak; brother-in-law, Joe Cesar. Frances is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Stanley; children, Sandra (James) Pruce and Stan (Linda) Babnik; grandsons, Adam Pruce, Nathan (Jennifer) Pruce; great-grandson, Wyatt Pruce; sister, Rose Cesar; and brother, Raymond (Audrey) Perko; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Frances worked at King Soopers for many years. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Frances was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church. She was very loving to everyone, never refused to lend a helping hand and was a wonderful homemaker. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to St. Francis Church. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, noon Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Baca, Charlie P.
Charlie P. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - January 5, 2010 - Charlie P. Baca was surrounded by his family when he passed away on Jan. 1, 2010, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on April 28, 1918, in Sabinoso, N.M., to the union of the late Sacramento and Anne Lujan-Baca. He grew up on his father' s ranch, which he loved dearly. He served his country during World War II and received the World War II Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. Upon returning from the war, he continued to be a rancher/farmer until he moved to Pueblo, Colo., in 1952, where he and Margaret made their home and raised their children. He worked at the Pueblo Army Depot, where he retired in 1984. Charlie was a member of St. Leander Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, the Military Order of the Cooties Pup Tent 7 and the VFW Post 61. He was very active in the VFW and held all offices on the local, district and state levels. He was a Past State Commander. Charlie is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Margaret; children, Esther (Marvin) Self, Dorothy Martinez of Albuquerque, N.M., Charlene Maes, Mike (Virginia) Baca, Christine (Raul) Estrada, Jeff (LaVonna) Baca, Angela Vigil (Carl Groller); and son-in-law, Chris Campos, all of Pueblo, Colo.; 27 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; 28 great-great-grandchildren; 11 brothers and sisters; and numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Perfinia Martinez; daughter, Elizabeth; son-in-law, Ted; great- granddaughter, Esperanza; mother-in-law, Isabel Maestas; two brothers; six brothers- in-law; and four sisters-in-law. Viewing, noon to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, with rosary to follow at Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following the rosary. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Leander Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at the church hall following the interment. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Baca, Elisario L.
Elisario ' Elly'  L. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2010 - Elisario ' Elly'  L. Baca, born May 5, 1938, passed away Feb. 21, 2010, at St. Mary- Corwin Medical Center due to a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by his parents, Fedencio and Floripa Baca; sister, Margaret Montoya; brother, Nick Baca. Survived by siblings, Gonsolo (Josie) Baca, Margarito (Lorraine) Baca, Flora (Emilio) Detello and Audilia (Louie) Lovato. Also survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, Angelus Chapel.

Baca, Eva R.
Eva R. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2007 - Eva R. Baca, born Jan. 1, 1929, passed away May 17, 2007, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Baca; parents, Vidal and Altagracia Raigoza; brothers-in-law, Joseph Autobee, Albert Solano, George Baca, Gene Baca and Florencio Quintana; and sister-in-law, Cordy Baca. Survived by daughter, Joyce (Robert N.) Anderson; son, Gilbert Baca; grandchildren, Lindsey (Nick) Lopez, Karl Anderson, and Megan Baca. Also survived by sisters and brother, Aurora Autobee, Celia Solano, Vidal (Stella) Raigoza, Alta (Henry) Apodoca. She was a sister-in-law to Annie (Jesus) Rodriguez, Jennie (Steve) Rodriguez, Helen Quintana, Toby (Francis) Baca, Sam (Mary) Baca and Mercy Baca; and also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, godchildren and many lifelong friends. Eva was an active educator in Pueblo School District No. 60, a teacher, a principal and director of Chapter 1. In 1992, the Eastwood School' s name was changed to the Eva R. Baca Elementary School, Pueblo, Colo., an honor received after having been the principal at Eastwood School for 12 years. Eva was recognized for her strong leadership in all areas of education; her strongest was teaching and implementing the reading curriculum as an integrated method. She was in the first graduating class of Pueblo Junior College as it became a four-year college (Southern Colorado State College) in 1965. She received an MA degree from Adams State College and Administrative Certification from the University of Wyoming. Eva belonged to many educational and community organizations: Phi Delta Kappa and Alpha Delta Kappa, Colorado Council International Reading Association, Colorado Coalition for Literacy, Assistance League of Pueblo and Educational Recreation Opportunities Women' s Club (ERO), Board member of Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library, Sister Cities Commission, East Side Day Care Center, Pueblo YWCA, Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center and was a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish. She received many honors throughout the United States for her involvement in education and was recognized as an outstanding presenter at many local, state and national conferences. Eva' s hobbies were reading and swimming. At her request, there will be no viewing. Rosary, 6 p.m. Sunday, and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Monday; both services at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. A memorial celebration will be held at Eva R. Baca Elementary School immediately following the interment. Donations may be made in her memory to the Eva R. Baca Elementary School through the funeral home office.

Baca, Flora
Flora Apodaca Baca - Colorado Springs Gazette - September 5, 2009 - Floraida "Flora" Apodaca Baca, 91, born March 30, 1918, passed away on September 3, 2009 at her home surrounded by her loved ones. Flora was born March 30, 1918 in Vigil, Co. She married Pedro I. Baca April 7, 1935 in Segundo, Co. In 1961 Flora and Pedro moved their family to Colorado Springs. Flora will be missed by all who were touched by her love, strength and faith. She was very religious and she would make us pray the rosary everyday during lent and on any car trip (even if it was just to Pueblo)! Flora taught the Chaplain (not Catholic) how to pray the rosary too. Mom loved to teach the kids how to play "tonk" so she could take their money. She loved to watch the animal channel especially Meerkat Manor. She also watched the Rockies and the Broncos, and when she woke up she would want to know who was winning. She was a remarkable woman in that she learned how to drive in her forties and still wanted to drive in her eighties. She knew how to make a can of tomato paste stretch into two meals and fed an army of kids on very little. She loved to eat "happy meals" so she could display the toy on top of her TV. Mom loved to tell us "chistes" and riddles to see if we could get them. Later on in life she got her jokes from the kid's page in the paper. She was a character until the end. She liked George Strait and Antonio Aguilar and singing with the angels as she is now. She was feisty and stubborn, yet loving and giving. We will be lost without her. Flora is survived by 10 children: Celeste (Robert) Starling, Nancy Williams, Pete (Andrea) Baca, Emily (Larry) Sellers, Mary Hahne, Betsy (Dan) Maish, Porfy Baca, Debbie (Keith) Wood, Bernadine Baca, Chris Baca. 28 Grandchildren, 43 Great-Grandchildren, 2 great-great-granddaughters and her dear friend Rosa Febres. Flora was preceded in death by her husband, Pedro, daughters Rosalie and Vera, and sons Nestor, Juan Pedro and Juanito. The Baca Family would like to extend its thanks to Odyssey Hospice and all of the volunteers who helped make their Mother smile. Celebration of Life, September 8, 2009, 10 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church; 1830 Corona Street; Colorado Springs. Celebrants Father Gregory Golyzniak and Father Francis Maher.

Baca, Gary R.
Gary R. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 2009 - Gary R. Baca, 64, of Pueblo, passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009. He is survived by his loving wife, Annette; daughter, LeAnna (Paul) Horton; stepsons, Steven (Paula) Lovik and Scott ( Laura) Lovik; grandchildren, Leah, Jake and Jeffrey Allen, Stephanie and Cristie Lovik, Erika and Alexis Lovik; great- grandchildren, Talia Sayers and Layla Lovik; sister, Frances Salas; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother and one sister. Gary loved his wife and family dearly but was especially proud of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association in Gary' s name.

Baca, Gilbert C.
Gilbert C. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - June 2, 2013 - Gilbert C. Baca, July 4, 1936 - May 27, 2013. Gil was born in Pueblo, Colo., as the seventh sibling in a family of 10 and son to Jake and Laura Baca. Joining the service at 17, he started his life early and lived it to its fullest. Retiring from the Air Force after 24 years of service, he joined the postal service and again retired after 20 years. All who knew the man loved him ' ” he had countless friends. He gave help and loved unconditionally. Family meant everything to Gil. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary; children, Janet (James), Gil Jr. (Diana), Cheryl (Jason); grandchildren, Justin, Christina, Anthony, Alicia, Tyler and Austin; sister, Delia; and brother, Jake. He left this Earth too soon. The world is darker without your light, papa-roo... but the heavens have gained an incredibly bright star to shine down upon us. We love you more than words can describe, and cannot wait to see you standing at the gates to welcome us home. Service to be held at 9 a.m. Monday, June 3, at St. Joseph Church, Pueblo, Colo. Reception following burial.

Baca, Ida
Ida Baca - Trinidad Times Independent - August 13, 2010 - Ida Baca, 84, peacefully entered Heaven on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. Born in Trinidad, she was preceded in death by Gilbert Roybal. She is survived by her husband, George Baca; six children, Ann (Sam), Norma (Dan), Leon (Susan), Loren (Deborah). Alvin and Wayne (Adelma), 15 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and one brother, Gilbert Baca (Eppie). Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews including Dorothy Vigil, Cokedale, and Lorraine Duran, Cokedale. Services were Thursday, Aug. 19, Holy Trinity Church, 7595 Federal Blvd., Westminster, CO 80030.

Baca, Isabel
Isabel Baca - Trinidad Times Independent - June 15, 2012 - Isabel Baca, Mother, grandmother, sales associate - Isabel Baca died Sunday, June 10, 2012, her 93rd birthday, at Trinidad Inn Nursing Home. She was born June 10, 1919, in Starkville to Maria Sinforiana (Sandoval) Baca and Jose Manuel Baca. Isabel was a dedicated mother and a sales associate at a number of department and variety stores. She enjoyed reading, working crosswords puzzles, solving cryptograms, watching All My Children and, above all else, spending time with her extended family, which she called ' a clan unto our own.'  She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, sisters, her siblings' spouses, and several beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. Isabel is survived by her daughter, Carmen Rita Ruselowski, and her grandchildren: Paula (Wilbert) Garcia; Patricia (John) Rooney; Patrick (Mayumi) Fernandez; Jason (Selina) Fernandez; Eric (Kristal) Trujillo; and Dennis (Margarita) Ruselowski Jr. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren: Daniel (Sorelle) Garcia, Jessica Macias; Rebecca (Joseph) Williams, Tabitha Rooney, Nicholas Rooney, John Fernandez, Luke Fernandez, Justice Fernandez, Ryanna Rangel, Alexis Fernandez, Isaac Fernandez, Bianca Fernandez, Arianna Lynn, Isabella Lynn, Kaitlynn Verelli, Alyssa Verelli and Violet Ruselowski. Isabel' s great-great-grandchildren are Jayden Garcia, Amayah Garcia, Alivia Garcia, Katrina Macias, Isabel Macias, Dominic Macias, Adrianna Macias, Amaris Macias, Persaius Williams, Ilysah Rangel, Jocelyn Rangel and Jeremiah Verelli. She is also survived by numerous cousins and her special nieces and nephews, the children of her siblings Helen, Rose, Eugene, Eloy, Lauro and Tano. Visitation was 2-7 p.m. Thursday followed by a recitation of the Catholic rosary at Comi Funeral Home. A Friday, June 15, funeral service will begin with a 9:45 a.m. eulogy followed by a 10 a.m. Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church and interment at Starkville Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Isabel' s grandsons and great grandsons. Honorary pallbearers are Lee Gonzales, Jerry Cardenas, Rick Santellana, Leroy Valdez, Pete Chavez, Michael Baca, Tom Nigh, Raymond Baca and Joseph Baca. The Baca family offers a heartfelt thanks to the caregivers and staff at Trinidad Inn Nursing Home. In the hope of a world with more birthdays, those who wish may donate in memory of Isabel Baca to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Baca, Jo-Ann
Jo-Ann Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 2011 - Jo-Ann Baca, 66, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 22, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louie Baca; mother, Sophie Taylor; twin brother, JoJo; and other family members. Jo-Ann is survived by her children, Louis, Steve and Stefanie (Mark); grandchildren, Ashley (Zach), McKenzie, David, Mystic and Mathias; sisters, Josie (John) and Joyce; close sister-in-law, Mary (Ed) Santoyo; granddogs, Payton and K.D.; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Baca, John Adam
John Adam Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 2012 - John Adam Baca, 56, born June 11, 1956 in Pueblo to the union of Adam and Barbara Baca and went to be with the Lord on July 19, 2012. He is survived by wife, Carmela; children, Virginia Baca, Sherrie Martinez, Tessie (Dustin) Martinez, Leslie (Nolan) Martinez, Ronnette, Latasha and Juanito; six grandchildren; parents; brother, Anthony; sisters, Roberta Baca and Debra (John) Arellano; mother-in-law, Julia Rivas; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, family members and friends. Proceeded in death by grandparents, Albert and Rosanna Ortiz; and father-in-law, Octavio Rivas. He served our country in the U.S. Army from 1973-1976 as a paratrooper in the 787 maintenance battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C. John was an avid Bronco fan as well as all Colorado teams, and he loved NASCAR. He enjoyed fishing, TV, and most of all his wife' s baked goods and a Pepsi. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at Good Shepherd Fellowship Church, 1216 E. Beech St. Interment, 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 25 at Fort Lyons National Cemetery. Under the direction of T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Baca, Juanita
Juanita Baca - Trinidad Times Independent - November 7, 2010 - Juanita Baca, 97, passed away at home in Phoenix, Nov. 5, 2010. She was born in Delagua Aug. 10, 1913, to Sarah (Tapia) and Leandro Gallegos. Juanita enjoyed making crafts and sewing. Preceding her in death are parents Sarah and Leandro Gallegos, husband Lauro Baca, and daughter Cecelia Obuchi. Survivors are her children, Joe (Palmer) Baca, Pueblo, Marie Eleanor (Robert) Zeman, California, Lauro (Sally) Baca, California, Bernard (Mary) Baca, Phoenix, Kathleen Baca, California, nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Funeral Services will be Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, with recitation of the Most Holy Rosary at 12:15 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel followed by the Funeral Mass at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Kevin Jacquez, Steve Barreras, David Fosburg, Lauro Baca III, Gary Swindells, and Dennis Deyne. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Baca, Mabel
Mabel Esquibel Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2011 - Mabel Esquibel Baca was born April 20, 1923, in Sabinoso, N.M., to Marcelino and Gabrielita (Maestas) Esquibel. In 1946, she married Joe Raymond Baca, with whom she had four children. In 1973, Joe Raymond was tragically killed in an accident at CF&I. The greatest joys of her life were her children, extended family and friends. She was an excellent cook and loved entertaining. Mabel' s sense of humor and quirky comments, also known as "Mabelisms," will be greatly missed. We loved her strong example to us about how to live life and carry on through adversity. We know how much she loved us ' ” and we loved her. Five years ago Mabel was diagnosed with Alzheimer' s. In April of 2010, her children moved her to Leavenworth, Kan., and on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, Mabel died peacefully with her family at her side. She is survived by her four children, Joseph Eugene (DeeDee Wright) of Pueblo, Rudy (Kim) of Parker, Colo., Ernie (Debbie) of Loveland, Colo., and Lorraine (Ray) Amparan of Leavenworth, Kan.; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She also is survived by three sisters, two brothers, numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. Monday at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Monday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both services, Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Good Shepherd Hospice of Kansas City through the funeral home office. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Baca, Margaret
Margaret Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - January 7, 2010 - Margaret Baca, 82, went to be with the Lord Jan. 5, 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents; and daughter, Carol Baca. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Miguel Baca; children, Michael Baca, Lorraine Baca and Monica Garbiso-Baca; 12 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and other family members. Margaret was a member of Holy Family Parish. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. today, and rosary recitation, 7 p.m. today, both at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Holy Family Parish. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.

Baca, Margaret
Margaret Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - April 8, 2012 - Margaret Baca, 89, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 5, 2012. Preceded in death by her spouse, Ely Baca; parents, Sam and Adele Maestas; brothers, Sol and Sam Maestas; and former spouse, Raymond Gonzales. She is survived by her children, Annette (Charlie) Sanchez, Dennis Gonzales, Mary (Joe) Vargas, Bob (Joanne) Gonzales, John (Geri) Gonzales, Gary (Valentina) Gonzales, Dale Gonzales and Sammy (Cindy) Gonzales; numerous grandchildren, great-grand children and great-great-grandchildren; niece, Teresa Holgein; and extended family, brothers and sisters of the church, and friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Baca, Maria Pelegrina
Maria Pelegrina "Pearl" Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2009 - Maria Pelegrina "Pearl" Baca, 72, a lifetime Puebloan, born Sept. 5, 1937; passed away Feb. 9, 2009. Gone forever the beautiful smile, the loving voice, the heart of gold. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ned and Madelyn Gonzales Pando; her husband, David E. Baca; sister, Ruby Garcia; brothers-in-law, Roque Armijo and Abel Baca; niece, Christina Armijo; and nephew, Ray Garcia. Pearl retired as a baker. She enjoyed cooking and baking for her grandsons. She was a member of the St. Charles Senior Citizens Club. Pearl enjoyed traveling with her family, but most of all, she loved life. Pearl is survived by her children, David Baca, Dorothy Ron Baca, Theresa Steve Padilla; eight grandchildren; siblings, Adeline Manuel Armijo, Bernice Armijo, Edward Veronica Vialpando; brothers-in-law, Ray Kathy Garcia, Fred Betty Baca. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. today, and rosary vigil, 10 a.m. Friday, both services at Sacred Heart Church, Avondale.

Baca, Maria Tomacita
Maria Tomacita Abeyta Baca - Trinidad Times Independent - June 29, 2012 - (Maria) Tomacita Abeyta Baca, wife, mother, cook, caregiver - (Maria) Tomacita Abeyta Baca, a lifelong resident of Trinidad, was born in Grey Creek on March 5, 1921, to Alexander Abeyta and Dulcinea ' Daisy'  Gallegos. She passed away peacefully following a brief illness on Thursday, June 27, 2012. Tomacita was blessed with an outgoing personality spiced with wry humor. Laughter and smiles followed her. These qualities made her popular throughout her life, most recently with the staff and residents of the Trinidad Inn Nursing Home where her greatest pleasure was talking and reminiscing with family and friends. She enjoyed viewing legal, detective and mystery stories on television. Prayer and faith in God sustained her throughout her life. She had particular devotion to the infant Jesus, Santo Nino de Atocha. During her lifetime she worked as a mother and housewife; a waitress; cafeteria worker (Holy Trinity Catholic School); assistant cook with the Head Start Program; and loved and nurtured many local children as a babysitter. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Benjamin (Ben) B. Baca (who died on July 16, 1981), brothers Alex Abeyta Jr. and Thomas J. Abeyta; children Ben Baca Jr. and Marcella Baca; and grandson, Jess Placher, Jr. She is survived by: her daughters Margaret (Jess Sr.) Placher and Bernadette Baca Gonzalez (Reyes); and son, Joseph ' Buddy'  (Debbie Butero) Baca. Her surviving siblings are: Sally Trujillo of Denver, George Abeyta of Pueblo, and Linda Alizadeh of Oklahoma City. She is survived by her grandchildren Bradley (Jennifer) Baca; David (Jillian Cress) Baca; and Deborah (Richard) Pennington of Pueblo. Surviving great-grandchildren are: Janae, Jolie, and Jeffery Baca; Brody Baca; Joey (Natalie) Falbo, Jimmy Lee Churich, and April Placher. She was blessed with surviving great-great-grandchildren: Benjamin and Nicholas Falbo, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2012, at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. On Tuesday, July 3, a rosary will be recited in the Mullare-Murphy chapel, followed by a 1 p.m. funeral Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church and burial at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brad Baca, David Baca, Joey Falbo, Jimmy Lee Churich, Rich Pennington, and Reyes Gonzalez. Honorary pallbearer is Jess Lee Placher Sr. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Baca, Michael A.
Michael A. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - January 5, 2010 - Michael A. Baca, 48, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 3, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alejandra and Benito Baca. Michael is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Isabel Baca; children, Jason, Anthony (Brenda) and Christopher Baca; grandchildren, Anthony and Trystan; mother, Carmel Granillo; sister, Tinker Granillo; brothers, Joey (Valerie), Robert Granillo and Dicky Valdez; in-laws, Jose Ramon and Ruth Benavidez; and other relatives and friends. Michael was the co-owner and operator of A&B Carpets. He was a collector of antiques and loved animals. Michael enjoyed hunting and fishing but mostly he loved his family dearly. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Baca, Orlando B.
Orlando B. Baca - Trinidad Times Independent - October 30, 2012 - Orlando B. Baca, Truck driver, farmer, service-station operator - Orlando B. Baca, 84 went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Orlando was born to Solomon and Margaret (Benavidez) Baca Oct. 9, 1928. He was preceded in death by his parents, two daughters, Thresa and Michele, two sisters Mandy Hale and Beatrice Bergamo-Lowe. He is survived by sons James A. (Pauline) Baca, Wayne Baca (Kathy McCarthy), granddaughters Brenda (John) Patricolo, Debbie Baca, Holly Giron (Adam Martinez), great-grandchildren Xavier Baca, Nicolas and Brooklyn Patricolo. Three brothers Art (Alice) Baca, Sacramento, Calif., Gilbert Baca, Denver, Leroy (Cordy) Baca, Fort Collins, two sisters Addie Wilkes, Matthews N.C., Avie (Ray) Cone, Arvada, Rita ' Freckles'  Bustos, Pueblo, special friends Dolores Baca, Marion Shannon, and Annette Giron. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Many dear old friends, new friends, girlfriends and blue friends also survive. Orlando, also known as Big O, never judged others and was a people person. Joking and making people laugh was what he was know for. He attended Hoehne Schools. He drove semi-trucks across county, making many friends along the way. He operated a service a service station for many years. He was a country man at heart and farmed for many years. His passion was bull riding and rodeos. He was an avid PBR fan and knew many professional bull riders personally. He also looked forward to meeting with his buddies in the coffee club at McDonald' s every day. He was loved by many and will be missed by his family and friends. Active pallbearers are Ray Duran Jr., Mickey Montoya, Vince DeGarbo, Chet Adams, Kenneth Baca and Dave Armijo. Honorary pallbearers are Buddy Paine, Leo Corral, Billy Riser, Richard Mauro, Ron Carrol and Marty Cone. Rosary will be Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Entombment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Baca, Pearl
Pearl Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2009 - Pearl Baca, 72, passed away Feb. 9, 2009. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, both services at Sacred Heart Church, Avondale. Complete notice later.

Baca, Phillip Gregory
Phillip Gregory Baca - Trinidad Times Independent - October 7, 2011 - Phillip Gregory Baca died peacefully on Sept. 28, 2011 with his family by his side. He was 66 years old. Visitation is Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary was recited Tuesday October 4, 2011 at 7 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home.

Baca, Priscilla Marie
Priscilla Marie Baca - Trinidad Times Independent - October 9, 2010 - Priscilla Marie Baca, born Jan. 25, 1935, in Trinidad, passed away Oct. 7, 2010, in Trinidad. She is survived by Fred Baca, Father of Debra and Jeff Dalrick, JoAnn and Jesse Martinez, Tom and Jeralyn Baca, Ricky and Deb Baca, Laurel (Lori) and Luciano Ozzello. She was preceded in death by parents: Cecil and Eva Lopez, sister: Betty Manos, brothers Jerry Lopez and Fred Lopez. Priscilla had 14 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. Siblings are Danny Lopez, Cecile Gurule, Sam Lopez, Donna Berglund. Rosary was held Oct. 11 at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Refreshments followed. Visitation will be Tuesday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon. Funeral Mass to be held Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Celebration of Life gathering and dinner at The El Rancho Restaurant, following the services. Pallbearers are Jesse Martinez, Dylan Baca, Jeremy Martinez, Randy Dalrick, Ryan Baca and Aaron Dalrick. Honorary pallbearers are Tanya Gurule, Steven Madsen, Sarah Baca, Chalcey Baca, Tiera Baca, Taylor Baca, Vincente Ozzello and Sophia Ozzello. The family may be contacted at Tom Baca residence, 32900 Old Sopris Road, Trinidad Lake Ranches. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Trinidad State Nursing Home, Activities Dept or Sangre DeCristo Hospice. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Baca, Raye Antoinette Dolores
Raye Antoinette "Dolores" Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - June 2, 2010 - Raye Antoinette "Dolores" Baca, 54, Tacoma, Wash., formerly of Pueblo, May 23. Edwards Memorial Center, University Place, Wash. Pueblo Chieftain - June 2, 2010 - Raye Antoinette "Dolores" Baca, 54, born June 25, 1955, passed away on May 23, 2010. Forever loved. Survived by parents, Mary "Chana" and Phillip Figueroa; son, daughter, sister, brother and extended family. Rosary at 9:30 a.m.; Mass following at 10 a.m. on Thursday June 3, 2010, at St. Francis Xavier Church.

Baca, Rosalie Elaine
Rosalie Elaine Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 2009 - Rosalie Elaine Baca, of Los Angeles, Calif., went to be with the Lord Sept. 20, 2009. Rosalie moved to Pueblo in June of 1997, then to Castle Rock in 2006. She was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia Baca; and infant sister, Frances Elaine. She is survived by her father, Theodore (Maria) Baca Sr. of Pueblo, Colo.; sister, Frances (Richard) Romero of Castle Rock, Colo.; Theodore (Karla) Baca Jr. of St. Cloud, Minn.; nephews, Maxwell and Sanjay Baca; nieces, Cheyenne and Josy Baca; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Rosalie enjoyed time spent at church and activities associated with the church. She liked spending time with babies and all children. Rosalie especially adored dogs and cats. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. today, Sept. 23, 2009, Roselawn Funeral Home. Evening service, 7 p.m. today, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, both at Good Shepherd Fellowship Church, 1216 Beech St., Pueblo, CO, 81001. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Baca, Rufina G.
Rufina G. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 2013 - Rufina G. Baca, 78, born to the union of Frank and Maria Gallegos in Taos, N.M., on July 10, 1934, and went to be with the Lord on Feb. 26, 2013. Survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Jose Lucrecio Baca of Pueblo; children, Connie (Sam) Espinoza, Bernice (Fred) Trujillo, Yvonne (Ernie) Aguilar, all of Pueblo, and Cynthia (Serafin) Manjarrez of Riverside, Calif.; grandchildren, Dan Espinoza, Lynette Quintana, Monica Hernandez, Joel Baca, Crystal Horton and Ben Aguilar; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Eva Cordova and Laura (Victor) Rivas; and brother, Tito (Irene) Gallegos. Also survived by numerous relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Manuel Gallegos. She worked as a psych tech for the Colorado State Hospital and later worked for the YMCA. She was a member of Holy Rosary Church and CCW. Viewing, 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Rosary service, 1:15 p.m. by Nuestra Senora De la Solidad of Taos, N.M., on Saturday, March 2, 2013, followed by funeral Mass at 2 p.m., both held at Holy Rosary Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Baca, Samuel Lee
Samuel Lee Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2010 - Samuel Lee Baca, 55, passed away June 7, 2010. Preceded in death by his parents, Eddie and Stella Baca; and four siblings. Survived by his children, Amanda (Sean Perez) Quintana and Sabrina (Joe Valdez) Quintana; three grandchildren and seven siblings. Evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Angelus Funeral Home.

Baca, Sylvia H.
Sylvia H. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - April 8, 2010 - Sylvia H. Baca, 66, of Pueblo, born Oct. 15, 1943, went to be with the Lord on April 6, 2010. Preceded in death by her parents, Ursula and George Romero; and siblings, Violet and Charles. Survived by her loving husband, James S. Baca Sr.; children, Eileen (Dan) Espinoza, James S. (Tawni) Baca Jr., Linda Baca and Tim (Mary) Baca; grandchildren, Joseph Espinoza, Matthew Espinoza, James Baca, Jeremy Baca, Renee Olivas, Timothy Baca, Steven Baca, George Baca and T.J. Baca; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and special friends. Cremation has taken place. At Sylvia' s request, there will be no services.

Baca, Tina Jane
Tina Jane Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2011 - Tina Jane Baca, 47, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 14, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruben and Mary Baca. Tina is survived by her loving husband, Jesse Lucero Jr.; children, Anthony (Jaimie) Lucero, Brenda, Sabrina, Ruby and Corinna Baca; five grandchildren; and numerous brothers, sisters, extended family and friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Baca, Tomacita
Tomacita Abeyta Baca - Trinidad Times Independent - July 2, 2012 - (Maria) Tomacita Abeyta Baca, Wife, mother, cook, caregiver - (Maria) Tomacita Abeyta Baca, a lifelong resident of Trinidad, was born in Grey Creek on March 5, 1921, to Alexander Abeyta and Dulcinea ' Daisy'  Gallegos. She passed away peacefully following a brief illness on Thursday, June 27, 2012. Tomacita was blessed with an outgoing personality spiced with wry humor. Laughter and smiles followed her. These qualities made her popular throughout her life, most recently with the staff and residents of the Trinidad Inn Nursing Home where her greatest pleasure was talking and reminiscing with family and friends. She enjoyed viewing legal, detective and mystery stories on television. Prayer and faith in God sustained her throughout her life. She had particular devotion to the infant Jesus, Santo Nino de Atocha. During her lifetime she worked as a mother and housewife; a waitress; cafeteria worker (Holy Trinity Catholic School); assistant cook with the Head Start Program; and loved and nurtured many local children as a babysitter. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Benjamin (Ben) B. Baca (who died on July 16, 1981), brothers Alex Abeyta Jr. and Thomas J. Abeyta; children Ben Baca Jr. and Marcella Baca; and grandson, Jess Placher, Jr. She is survived by: her daughters Margaret (Jess Sr.) Placher and Bernadette Baca Gonzalez (Reyes); and son, Joseph ' Buddy'  (Debbie Butero) Baca. Her surviving siblings are: Sally Trujillo of Denver, George Abeyta of Pueblo, and Linda Alizadeh of Oklahoma City. She is survived by her grandchildren Bradley (Jennifer) Baca; David (Jillian Cress) Baca; and Deborah (Richard) Pennington of Pueblo. Surviving great-grandchildren are: Janae, Jolie, and Jeffery Baca; Brody Baca; Joey (Natalie) Falbo, Jimmy Lee Churich, and April Placher. She was blessed with surviving great-great-grandchildren: Benjamin and Nicholas Falbo, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation was from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. On Tuesday, July 3, a rosary will be recited in the Mullare-Murphy chapel, followed by a 1 p.m. funeral Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church and burial at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brad Baca, David Baca, Joey Falbo, Jimmy Lee Churich, Rich Pennington, and Reyes Gonzalez. Honorary pallbearer is Jess Lee Placher Sr. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Bacca, Beverly Ann
Beverly Ann Bacca - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 2011 - Beverly Ann Bacca, age 75, of Raton, N.M., passed away Saturday Oct. 8, 2011 in Pueblo, Colo. She was born July 28, 1936 in Pueblo, Colo., the daughter of Henry and Dora Harbour-Gelken. Beverly was a member of the Raton Elks Lodge and the Hospital Lady' s Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Fred; and grandson, Londo Flores. She is survived by one daughter, Donna Flores and husband Ernie of Raton, N.M.; three sons, Robert "Pug" Smith and wife Jerri of Montclair, Calif., Joe Bacca and wife Susan of Raton, N.M., Michael Bacca and wife Kay of Pueblo, Colo.; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Maschio and Carolyn Redolfi both of Raton, N.M.; 14 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m., Friday Oct.14, 2011 at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home in Raton. Funeral service, 1 p.m., Saturday Oct. 15, 2011 at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home in Raton with Pastors Mary and Henry Archuleta officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairmont Cemetery in Raton. Arrangements and celebration of love for Beverly Ann Bacca are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton, N.M.

Bacca, Henry (Mrs.)
Mrs. Henry Bacca - Pueblo Indicator - March 15, 1913 - Woman Probably Fatally Injured - Pueblo - The accidental discharge of a revolver in the hands of Peter Bacca probably will result fatally for his wife. Mrs. Henry Bacca (Mrs. Peter Bacca?), standing in the line of fire, received a bullet in the abdomen and was taken to the hospital in a dying condition.

Baccarella, Rose M.
Rose M. Baccarella - Pueblo Chieftain - August 20, 2012 - Rose M. Baccarella, 85, born Dec. 3, 1926, in Williamsburg, Colo., passed away Aug. 17, 2012. Mrs. Baccarella is survived by her four children, Pete C. (Jewel) Baccarella Jr., Cheney, Wash., Mary Beth Davis (Dave Lesley), Loveland, Philip A. (Karen) Baccarella, Littleton and Carol A. (Dan) Pohja, Colorado Springs; 11 grandchildren, Tricia (Stephen) Muraguri, Carrie Dunn, Tyler (Linnea) Whalen, Anthony Baccarella, Elizabeth (Ralf) Drumm, Ben (Debbie) Baccarella, Alison Baccarella, Amy Baccarella, Chad (Mackenzie) Pohja, Mandy Pohja and Nicole Baccarella; six great-grand children, Joel Davis, Pete Dunn, Nathan and Reece Muraguri, Dennis Drumm, Reign Baccarella; brothers, Ralph (Darlene) Carestia, Florence, Tony Carestia (Ann Scavarda), Canon City; sisters, Antoninette Madone, Canon City and Clara (Jack) Giuliano, Fort Collins; sisters-in-law, Rose Baccarella, Pueblo and Dorothy Baccarella, Rockvale, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Baccarella was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Pete C. Baccarella Sr.; parents, Paul and Josephine Carestia; brother, Dominic Carestia; and sisters, Nancy Pasquale and Marie Skufca. Mrs. Baccarella was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and special friend. She was self-employed (Rose' s Drapery) for 12 years, retiring in 1998. Rose was a charter member of Holy Family Parish, Legion of Mary Auxiliary Member, Nocturnal Adoration Society, Third Order of St. Francis, Eucharistic Minister at Holy Family, and served in Home Bound. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel. Funeral liturgy service to begin with rosary at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at Holy Family Church, 2827 Lakeview Ave. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials made payable to the ' Rose Baccarella Memorial Fund'  and mailed to Carol Pohja, 5945 Chivalry Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80923.

Bach, Herman John III
Herman John Bach III - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2009 - Herman John Bach III, born Dec. 3, 1947, died May 6, 2009. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today, King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood Lane.

Bachaman, A. C. (Dr.)
A. C. Bachaman - Rocky Mountain News - December 9, 1891 - Died in Pueblo - Pueblo, Colo., Dec. 8 - Dr. A. C. Bachaman died of pneumonia this morning at his residence, 49 block F, aged 35 years. Dr. Bachaman came here to treat Hon. J. C. Carlile, having been sent by Dr. Agnew a celebrated physician, who is Mr. Carlile' s medical advisor. He decided to locate permanently and opened an office over the Bank of Pueblo. During his short residence the doctor' s genial manner made him many friends, who will regret his death. The remains will be shipped Friday to Easton, Pa.

Bache-Parrot, Kellie L.
Kellie Lynn Bache-Parrot - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2010 - Kellie Lynn Bache-Parrot, 45, Pueblo West, May 11. Montgomery & Steward.

Bachicha, Debbie Y.
Debbie Y. Bachicha - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2010 - Debbie Y. Bachicha passed away Jan. 18, 2010. Survived by children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters; parents, Aurelio Bachicha Jr. and Gloria Montoya Robinson. Debbie courageously fought a lengthy battle, never having a complaint, living life to the fullest. She never gave into her fear or sorrow. She loved to cook and have family and friends around her. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, Holy Family Parish, 2827 Lakeview Ave.

Bachicha, Lucy Maria
Lucy Maria Bachicha - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 2005 - Lucy Maria Bachicha. Visitation, 4 until 8 p.m. today, at the mortuary and again from 8:30 a.m. until the service on Saturday, at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Recitation of the Rosary at 10 a.m.

Bachicha, Viola Dulcinea
Viola Dulcinea Bachicha - Pueblo Chieftain - May 16, 2013 - Viola Dulcinea Bachicha, affectionately known as ' Nannie,'  of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 7, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Epifanio and Refugio Bachicha; and brothers, Pat, Art and Epifanio Jr. Viola is survived by her children, Ray (Patti), Lorrie (James), Elouise (Robert) and Juanita (Fernando); siblings, Tony, Mike; and twin brother Gilbert; sisters, Lucy (Abe) and Sue (Les); and 15 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. The family would like to express their appreciation to Joni Fair Hospice House and the Oncology Unit at Parkview Medical Center for the care given to Viola. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Romero Chapel. Friends and family will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Bacich, Brenda
Brenda ' Dee'  Bacich - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2011 - Brenda ' Dee'  Bacich, 53, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 13, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Pete and June Bacich; and former husband, Jeff Dalton. Dee is survived by her children, Dylan (Holly) Dalton and Jordan (Eric) Dalton; grandchildren, Weston and Devin; siblings, Myra (Jake) Romero, Paula Singleton, Pete Bacich and Jimmy (Denise) Bacich; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Dee was a delicious cook and loved the Broncos. Her grandchildren meant the world to her. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel, with reception to follow. Special thanks and donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Bacich, Mildred A.
Mildred A. "Millie" Bacich - Trinidad Times Independent - April 23, 2013 - Mildred A. "Millie" Bacich, 87, passed away at Parkview Medical Center, Pueblo, Colo. April 16, 2013. Complete obituary to follow. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bacich, Pete P.
Pete P. Bacich - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2009 - Pete P. Bacich, 88, born June 23, 1920, in Gospic, Croatia, passed away Jan. 12, 2009. Preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Anna; two sisters; one great-granddaughter; and his wife of 52 years, June Bacich. Survived by his children, Myra (Jake), Paula, Pete, Dee, Jim (Denise); brother, John; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and numerous extended family and friends. Pete retired in 1982, from CF&I. He died after a courageous battle with numerous illnesses. The family would like to thank Dr. Kevin Johnson and staff and Parkview Home Health for many years of kindness and care. Upon Pete's request, there will be no service. There will be a family gathering at Imperial Funeral Home's reception hall, 1 to 4 p.m. Friday. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in Pete's memory to American Diabetes Association or Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Bacino, Charles
Charles Bacino - Pueblo Chieftain - January 5, 2013 - Charles Bacino, 73, passed away in Mesa, Ariz., on Dec. 21, 2012. He was born Aug. 31, 1939, in Pueblo, Colo., to Sam and Dorothy Bacino. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survived by his daughters, Shari Ann (Brian) Snow, Kathy (Max) Frommer of Mesa, Ariz., and Betsy (Shawn) McElroy of San Antonio, Texas; brothers, Father Ben and Jim Bacino; aunt, Kathy Bacino; and grandchildren, Matthew (Amanda), Emily and Luke Snow, Sam and Stephanie Frommer, Erica and Noelle McElroy. He graduated from Pueblo Catholic High in 1957, then attended Pueblo Junior College and the University of Denver, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in music education and performance. He then retired after having taught in the Denver area for 33 years. He began to teach music privately and also was a musician in the Denver area. He was an accomplished musician, performing with an accordion and playing the piano at Epcot-Disney World in Orlando, Fla., and playing background music in a film starring Andy Garcia. He performed at the Venetian and Maggiano's in Las Vegas, and was a solo accompanist for Luciano Pavarotti at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas. He was a loving husband and father. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. today, Jan. 5, 2013, at St. Mary' s Help of Christians Church. Inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery at a later date. Reception to follow at St. Mary' s Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society or in care of your favorite charity.

Backstrand, James Mark
James Mark Backstrand - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2010 - James Mark Backstrand, 59, passed away on May 23, 2010. Survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Tracy; mother, Marcia Backstrand; brother, Kenny Backstrand; sisters, Jeanette (Van) Price, Wilma (Wayne) Hinkle and Debbie (Doug) DeVries; father and mother-in-law, Calvin and Mary Jane Johnson; sister-in-law, Tami (Dennis) Brennan; brothers-in-law, Geoff (Natalie) Johnson and Greg (Sherry) Johnson; along with several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father, the Rev. Kenneth Backstrand; brother, Daniel Backstrand; and brothers-in-law, Ben Waddle and Scott Johnson. Jim was born to Kenneth and Marcia Backstrand on Nov. 2, 1950, in Portland, Ore. He was a wildlife biologist with the Bureau of Land Management in Canon City. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 28, 2010, at First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th St., with the Rev. Dr. Brad Munroe officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jim Backstrand Memorial Fund at any Pueblo Bank & Trust. Memorials will benefit the Wild Horse and Inmate Program.

Backstrand, Tracy Jane
Tracy J. Backstrand - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 2010 - Tracy J. Backstrand, 47, of Canon City, Colo., passed away May 28, 2010. Survived by her parents, Calvin and Mary Jane Johnson of Pueblo; siblings, Tami (Dennis) Brennan; Geoffrey (Natalie) Johnson and Greg (Sherry) Johnson; niece and nephew, Makenna and Hunter Johnson; mother-in-law, Marcia Backstrand and family; aunt and uncle, Kenneth and Carol Schafer and many relatives from Indiana; and her dear friend, Twiggy. Preceded in death by her husband, James Mark Backstrand on May 23, 2010; and her brother, Calvin Scott Johnson. Tracy was born July 18, 1962, in Vincennes, Ind. She loved all animals, was a pet groomer, and a registered respiratory therapist. Tracy was athletic: she especially enjoyed running, camping and just being out in the Colorado mountains. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, 2010, First Presbyterian Church of Pueblo, 220 W. 10th St., with Pastor Patrick Hurley officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to PAWS For Life Animal Shelter of Pueblo through the funeral home.

Bacon, Allan James
Allan James Bacon - Trinidad Times Independent - January 25, 2013 - Allan James Bacon of Trinidad died Jan. 13, 2013, after a courageous two-year battle against cancer. He was known on the Front Range and in Vermont for his beautifully crafted homes and fine furniture, honed from exotic woods as well as wood discards that he transformed into art. He worked in every medium available, including wood, glass, stone, metal, leather and antlers to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces signed AJB. Born July 25, 1946, in Sherbrooke, Quebec Province, Canada, he was the third of six children born to the late Manfred and Juliette (GagnΓ©) Bacon. He was raised on a farm in Marlington, Quebec, with siblings Enid Letourneau, Phyllis Reed, Stephen, Elaine Burnor and Michael, all of whom live in northern Vermont and northeastern New York. From a young age, he defied danger with adventuresome exploits that combined speed, height and daring. On Dec. 12, 1963, at age 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Canadian citizen at Manchester, N.H. He completed basic training at Ft. Dix, N.J., earned his sharpshooter badge in February 1964, and trained as a communications lineman at Ft. Benning, Ga. He served 20 months overseas, beginning in March 1965 at Kunsan Air Base in South Korea, then transferring in December 1965 to Vietnam at Camp Alpha Tan Son Nhut. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and Overseas Bar. He completed active duty in November 1966 and was honorably discharged In November 1969 after three more years in the U.S. Army Reserves. Mr. Bacon returned to northern Vermont and became a master carpenter, building homes and fine furnishings, mostly in Georgia, St. Albans and Burlington, and teaching his craft to his two young children, Eric and Sarah Bacon. By the mid-1980s, they joined him on his explorations of nature, fishing trips and tropical adventures. Following the destruction of Hurricane Hugo on the island of St. Thomas and Hurricane Iniki on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, he helped rebuild homes in each locale. On Mother' s Day in 1993, he met his future wife, Marilyn Casey, a native of St. Louis, Mo., living on Kauai, and they moved to Santa Fe, N.M., where he continued his craft. They moved to Trinidad in 1995, built a mountaintop home together and opened Art for Living, a shop on Trinidad' s Main Street in 1999, where he also taught stained glass classes. From 1995 until his illness, he built and remodeled homes and commercial buildings on Colorado' s Front Range and created custom furnishings and fine art. As an adult, he continued to express his daring nature in snow skiing, water skiing, swimming, wind surfing, snorkeling and scuba diving. A creative and prolific powerhouse, he advised adopting a forgiving attitude toward imperfections, ' If you can' t hide it, accent it.'  He was endlessly inquisitive, and his keen powers of observation, patience and persistence made him a great trout fisherman, explorer and teacher to many. In addition to his five siblings, Mr. Bacon is survived by his wife, Marilyn Casey; the mother of his children, Kathleen (Gardner) Viens of Hobe Sound, Fla.; his two children, Eric (Jessica) Bacon of Jeffersonville, Vt., and Sarah Bacon (Heather Weseloh) of Arvada; four grandchildren, Mia, Andre (aka ' Cactus Pete' ), Timothy and Luke Bacon; and 17 nieces and nephews. Celebrations of his life will be held in Colorado and Vermont at a future date. For those wishing to honor his life and contributions, donations in his honor (noting please: ' In Memory of Allan Bacon' ) are encouraged to one of three groups serving veterans in the transplant program at the Portland VA Medical Center, P-3 Transplant, P.O. Box 1034, Portland, OR 97207, payable to either ' Robert Dexter'  or to ' Voluntary Service/Transplant Program' ; or to the American Legion Auxiliary/Transplant Food, P.O. Box 1730, Wilsonville, OR 97070-1730.

Bacon, Gene M.
Gene M. Bacon - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 2012 - Gene M. Bacon, 88, passed peacefully at home on Oct. 24, 2012. He was predeceased by his parents; and a sister. Gene is survived by his wife of 59 years, Bonnie; children, Janice (Robert) King and Mark Bacon; grandchildren, Eugene Bacon and Jody King; great-grandchild, Phillip King; nephews, Arliss, Jerry and Duane Wells; numerous family and friends; and his dog, Cricket. Gene was a member of the Elks & Eagles, a Navy Corpsman in World War II, was a chemical engineer, and retired from CF&I after 38 years. He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed fishing and hunting. Visitation, 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, both at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth St., Pueblo. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home. Arrangements, Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Bacon, Juliette M.
Juliette M. Bacon - St. Albans Messenger - July 31, 2007 - Juliette M. Bacon, 90, of Clinton Street, died Thursday, July 26, 2007, at the home of her son, surrounded by her family. She was born in Quebec, Canada, on July 1, 1917, the daughter of Ernest and Marie (Sevigny) Gagne. Juliette married Manfred ' Bink'  Bacon, who predeceased her. She was a health care provider in private practice for many years. She was a member of the Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Stephen and Lynn Bacon of Keeseville, Allan Bacon and Marilyn Casey of Trinidad, Colo. and Michael Bacon of Georgia, Vt.; three daughters and three sons-in-law, Enid and Robert Letourneau of Georgia, Vt., Phyllis and Doug Reed of Newfaine, Vt., and Elaine and David Burnor of Bakersfield, Vt.; one sister, Madaline Gagne of Quebec; 19 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, July 30, 2007, at 5:30 p.m. at Ascension Parish in Georgia, Vt. Burial will follow on Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Marlington Cemetery in Quebec. Memorial donations may be made to the Marlington Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 694, Derby Line, Vt. 05830, or 24 Center, Stanstead, PQ J0B3E0. The R.W. Walker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bacus, Anna M.
Anna M. Bacus - Trinidad Times Independent - April 23, 2013 - Anna M. Bacus, Retired TSJC Professor, March 29, 1913 ' “ April 18, 2013 - Three weeks after celebrating her 100th birthday with her family, Anna Margaret Maglia Smith Bacus died peacefully from complications of pneumonia at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, Calif., with her loving family and long-term caregiver, Marilyn, at her side. Anna was born to Italian immigrants, Charles and Domenica Maglia in Starkville, a small coal-mining town near Trinidad where her family lived for most of her early childhood. She was the valedictorian of her graduating class at Hoehne High School in a small agricultural community near Trinidad. She earned her B.A. degree at Colorado State Teachers College, Greeley, and received her Master' s in Education degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She was a lifelong educator humbly beginning her career in one-room country schools in Apishapa, Model, and Chicosa, all small communities near Trinidad. In 1940, she married William R. ' Bill'  Smith and was blessed with two sons, Roger, born in 1941, and Kenneth, born in 1944. Bill was a flight instructor with the Army Air Corps during World War II and was stationed at various locations in Texas where their son Kenneth was born. Following the war, Bill returned to his job with Colorado Interstate Gas Company and the family lived in company-owned housing in ' booster stations'  along natural gas pipelines near Trinidad, and subsequently in other locations in Colorado, Texas, and Kansas. Anna taught school in all of those locations. Morton County Station, 19 miles north of Elkhart, Kan., became home for the family from 1954 until Bill' s unexpected sudden death in 1965. Anna particularly treasured the time when she taught English, Literature, and Speech in the high school in Elkhart where she served as a role model for both students and faculty. Following Bill' s sudden death, she returned to her hometown, Trinidad, and the love and support of her family of origin, where she began the later chapter of her teaching career at Trinidad State Junior College as a professor of English and Literature. God blessed her with a new love and she married Leland C. Bacus in 1967 becoming the loving stepmother of Leland B. Bacus and Paul Bacus. After Leland passed away in 1996, she later relocated to Cupertino, Calif., residing in the Forum at Rancho San Antonio Retirement Community to live closer to her sons in California. Anna was involved in many organizations including P.E.O. Sisterhood - Chapter J, American Association of University Women, Business and Professional Women, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and the University of Colorado Alumni Association. She was recognized as one of its outstanding alumni in 1987. She was devoted to her Catholic faith throughout her life. She joyfully celebrated her 100th birthday on Easter weekend with her entire family traveling from various parts of the country to be with her. At that celebration, she was presented with accolades from the presidents of the University of Colorado, the Ohio State University, Trinidad State Junior College, and President Obama. The mayor of the city of Trinidad also honored her with a proclamation naming March 29, 2013, as Anna Maglia Smith Bacus Day. She was delighted that on July 28, 2012, her Maglia/Guglielmotto family was recognized by the Trinidad Historical Society as one of Las Animas County' s Century Families. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Domenica (Minnie) Maglia, her first husband, William ' Bill'  Smith (1965), her second husband, Leland C. Bacus (1996), brothers, Dominic ' Red'  (1960) and Paul Maglia (2003), and stepson, Leland B. Bacus (1996). Anna is survived by her sons, Roger and his wife, Judy Kay, of Palo Alto, Calif., Kenneth of Sunnyvale, Calif., and his wife, Kitty Smith, of Ardmore, Penn., and stepson Paul and his wife, Alison, of Lafayette; her sister, Lena Cimino of Trinidad; her grandchildren, Rene, Kirsten, Farrell, and their mother, Andrea Smith, Jennifer and her mother, Judi Smith, Geoff, Matt, and their mother, Terrell Smith, Sarah, Andy, and Haley; her great-grandchildren, Zack, Tara, Nick, Malia, Marcus, Casey, Lindsey, Hazel, Oliver, Bailey, Abby, and Demi; nieces, Carol and Leanna, and nephew, Gerald, and countless others whose lives were so affectionately touched by her. A memorial service was held April 20, 2013, in Mountain View, Calif. Anna was very pleased to help TSJC students with her Smith-Bacus Scholarship so, in lieu of flowers, would prefer donations be made to Trinidad State Junior College Education Foundation. The family would like to thank her long-term caregiver, Marilyn Parayno, the nursing and medical staff at El Camino Hospital, and all of those at the Forum at Rancho San Antonio Healthcare Center who were devoted to the care of our mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Anna, whose unconditional love and gratitude endures forever. A visitation will be held at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home, Thursday, April 25, from 4-7 p.m. Family and friends are invited to a recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be held at Holy Trinity Church Friday, April 26, at 10 a.m. Internment will follow immediately at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Baer, Lucille T.
Lucille T. Baer - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 2010 - Lucille T. Baer, 86, 315 St. Vrain Ave., Las Animas, Colo., passed away Jan. 12, 2010, in Elko, Nev. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, First Baptist Church in Las Animas, CO. Burial will follow in the Haswell Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church.

Baer, N. A. Jr.
N. A. ' Ted'  Baer Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2011 - N.A. ' Ted'  Baer Jr., 85, passed away April 22, 2011. He is survived by his loving wife, Doris Baer of 55 years; children, Michael (Debbie) Baer, Lex Baer and Kurt Baer; grandchildren, Chelsea (Caleb) Lindeman, Chad Baer and Benton Baer; brother, Bob (Jody) Baer; niece, Judy (Joe) Rosochacki. Ted retired in 1988 from Dana Corp. after 33 years. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II and the Air Force Reserve. He enjoyed his family, friends, gardening, being a part of the Dana Retirees and volunteering at the aircraft museum. A memorial celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2011, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 228 W. Evans (Evans and Jackson). In lieu of food and flowers, make donations to the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum or Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Baer, Ruth
Ruth Baer - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2013 - Ruth Baer, 100, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Feb. 10, 2013. She was born Sept. 25, 1912, to the union of Carl Winkleman and Emma Rocks. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Baer; son, Stanley David Baer; sisters, Helen Winkleman and Esther Hillman. She is survived by her daughter, Janet Baer. At her request, there will be no viewing. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Imperial Funeral Home. Ruth' s passion was music. She loved playing the piano, organ and singing in the choir. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. The family would like to express a special thank you to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, the AIM Program, Tony Garcia and Independent Hearts.

Baerd, Norman
Norman Baerd - Argus-Courier - December 2, 2008 - Norman Lawrence Baerd, a retired U.S. Navy officer and a former Santa Rosa School District administrator, died Nov. 24 at a convalescent center in Woodland. He was 87 and had lived in Santa Rosa nearly 50 years before moving to Woodland about three years ago. He was born in Trinidad, Colo., and served in the U.S. Navy at several Pacific Ocean ports during his career that spanned 1942 to 1962. His last assignment involved boat supervisor for atomic submarines stationed at Mare Island. After retiring from the Navy with the rank of Warrant Officer 3, he worked 15 years as head of the Santa Rosa schools graphic arts department. He and his wife of 50 years, Lois, now deceased, lived in Santa Rosa's Proctor Terrace-Grace Tract neighborhood since 1957. He was a life member of the Masonic Order. He was active in the Church of the Incarnation Episcopal and served as host of radio station KSRO's broadcast of church services. He was also active in the Salvation Army, which is where his parents, Lawrence and Inith Baerd, first met. He is survived by his son, Guyler L. Baerd of Elverta and two grandchildren. Family services will be at 2 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Kraft Brothers Funeral Home in Woodland. Graveside services, with military honors, will be conducted beginning at 1 p.m. Dec. 11 at Santa Rosa Memorial Park, 1900 Franklin Ave.

Baerg, Isaac
Isaac 'Ike' Baerg - Butterfield Advocate - March 15, 2008 - Memorial services for Isaac ' Ike' Baerg, 91, of Gaylord, were held Monday morning, March 10, 2008, in the United Church of Christ in Gaylord, Pastor Lois Vetvick officiating. Interment was in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis Manthey-Asmus American Legion members providing the Honor Group. Ike Baerg passed away Saturday, March 1, 2008, at the Sibley Medical Center in Arlington. Arrangements were by Egesdal Funeral Home in Gaylord. Isaac ' Ike'  Baerg was born on January 11, 1917, in Delft son of Peter G. and Anna (Olfert) Baerg. Ike was baptized in 1936. He became a member of the Delft church, and later he and Ella joined the United Church of Christ in Gaylord. Ike received his education in rural Bingham Lake. On August 19, 1941, Ike enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country during World War II. He served in the European and Pacific Theaters. Ike was honorably discharged on August 17, 1947. After leaving the service, Ike worked on highway construction and as a mechanic for the Ford Company. Later, he became an employee for Minnegasco, working in this capacity for 22 years. Ike retired in 1982. Ike was united in marriage to Ella Dwire on December 15, 1951, in Balaton. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Springfield, residing there for 12 years. In September of 1963, Ike and Ella moved to Gaylord. While living in Gaylord, Ike and Ella joined the United Church of Christ in Gaylord. Ike and Ella shared 54 years of marriage before Ella passed away on June 24, 2006. Ike was a member of the United Church of Christ in Gaylord and served on a number of committees. He was the former commander of the Springfield American Legion Post and their Past Commander' s Club. Later he was the commander of the Manthey-Asmus American Legion Post #433 in Gaylord, and served for 16 years as the treasurer. He served for many years on the Post Honor Guard. Ike was instrumental in organizing the Avenue of Flags at the Sibley County Courthouse, and also the Veteran' s Memorial in the city park, both in Gaylord. Ike is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Martha (Russell) Goertzen of Windom; a brother, Peter A. Baerg of Walsenburg, Colorado; two sisters-in-law, Helen Dennin of Litchfield and Edna Bollman of Moorhead; a brother-in-law, Lyle Bennett of Windom and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Ike was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Anna Baerg; two brothers, Alvin Baerg and Abram P. Baerg and a sister, Lillian Bennett.

Baerg, Peter
Peter Baerg - Butterfield Advocate - October 29, 2009 - Peter A. Baerg, 89, of Walsenburg, Colo., formerly of Delft, died Oct. 11, 2009, at Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg. Services were held Oct. 19 at New Life Fellowship Church in Denver, Colo., with Pastor Ken Sorensen officiating. Eulogies were provided by his son and daughter, Daniel Baerg and Deborah Simons. Interment was at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colo. Peter A. Baerg was born Dec. 14, 1919, to Peter G. and Anna (Olfert) Baerg in Delft. He grew up on a farm near Bingham Lake and attended a country school near the Baerg farm. He developed a lifelong love of books, reading all that were available in the school library. Peter accepted the Lord Jesus as his Savior during his teen years at evangelistic meetings at his home church. He was baptized in 1937 and became a member of Immanuel Church in Delft, where he sang in the choir and participated in youth activities. After completing country school, Peter worked with his father at home and took part-time jobs on other farms. In 1942, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in Germany during World War II. Peter narrowly escaped fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. As men from his unit were counted off for the battle count stopped just six men before Peter. After being discharged in 1945, Peter returned to Minnesota. Two years later, he moved to Washington, D.C., where he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. In 1951, he married Betty Ferguson. They moved to Samson Air Force Base in New York before being transferred to San Antonio, Texas. After his discharge from the Air Force y moved to Phoenix, Ariz. In 1955 y moved to Colorado where he stayed until 1995. He worked a variety of jobs while in Colorado, was involved in his church and enjoyed panning for gold. A year after Betty' s death in 1994, Peter married Lorraine Philbrick. They moved to San Diego, Calif., until Lorraine' s death in 2006. Peter moved back to Colorado and became a resident at Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg. Survivors include his children, Deborah (Jim) Simons and Daniel (Joyce) Baerg; five grandchildren; a sister, Martha (Russell) Goertzen of Windom; and a brother-in-law, Lyle Bennett of Windom.

Bagdanov, Daniel Jacob
Daniel Jacob Valdez Bagdanov - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 2010 - Daniel Jacob Valdez Bagdanov, 25, passed away unexpectedly on July 17, 2010. He was welcomed in heaven by his beloved mother, Monica R. Valdez; papa, Leo; and uncle, Tom Valdez. He is survived by his father, David J. Bagdanov. Daniel was born in Great Bend, Kan., on Nov. 18, 1984, but spent his life in Pueblo, where he graduated from Central High School. Daniel dreamed of becoming a barber and always spoke of a bright future. After Monica' s death, Daniel was supported in life by his godparents, Rosalie and Victor. He leaves behind his grandmother, Adeline Valdez; aunts, Mona, Patty and Liz; and uncles, Lou, Leo and Paul. Daniel was blessed with a supportive family. His cousins, Kristi, Janell (David), Monica, Rosalie, Greg, Albert, David, L.J., Jeremy, Rudy, John, Jennifer, Jeremy, Rick, Marissa and Matthew were like brothers and sisters to him. His memory will be cherished by the entire Valdez family along with his special friend, Kim Hanrattty. A recitation of the Holy Rosary is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, July 23, followed by a funeral Mass, both at St. Francis Xavier Parish, with the Rev. Uju Okeahialam as celebrant. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens and then family will receive friends at the Mediterranean Hall of St. Francis Xavier Parish. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions to assist with Daniel' s burial will be graciously accepted by family.

Bagley, Mary Ann
Mary Ann Bagley - Pueblo Indicator - January 19, 1935 - Mrs. Mary Ann Bagley, who in 1932 was selected by the Colorado Federation of Women' s Clubs as the oldest American-born mother in Colorado, died at her home in Akron recently.

Bailey, Belva O.
Belva O. Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2011 - Belva O. Bailey entered this life on Sept. 27, 1918, in Hammon, Okla., and departed on angels' wings Jan. 13, 2011, Pueblo, Colo. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. George Bailey; parents, William T. and Mamie Boulware; siblings, Dorthea Smith, Doyle Boulware, Martha Adams, Everett Boulware, Edna Earl Barnes. She is survived by her children, Keith (Lois) Bailey, Rye, Colo., Geraldine Ross, Pueblo, Colo., Greg (Carol) Bailey, Colorado City, Colo.; sister, Jolene Jantzen, Lubbock, Texas; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren. Belva ran a doughnut shop in the early ' 50s. She operated the local telephone company, was the head cook for Craver Middle School as well as being a rural route mail carrier for 34 years, retiring when she was 80 years old. She was a member of the Rye Home United Methodist Church, Faith Circle and Rye Women' s Club. She was an avid fan of the Rye Thunderbolts and a diehard Broncos fan. The family would like to thank the staff of Life Care Center of Pueblo, the nurses and CNAs on 2E at Parkview Medical Center and the wonderful nurses and aides, who provided comfort and warmth to our mother and to us in our arduous journey, at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care. Donations may be made to Rye Home United Methodist Church, Rye, Colo. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, Rye Home United Methodist Church. Interment to follow at Brookside Cemetery, Rye, Colo. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Bailey, Camilla Pearl
Camilla Pearl (Brewer) Bailey - Seminole Producer - July 1, 2004 - Double Funeral Held Monday for Konawa Couple Killed in Crash - A Konawa couple killed in Friday nights fatal accident were buried together yesterday in Vamoosa Cemetery north of Konawa. The funeral services for Konawa residents Robert Gerald Scruffy Bailey and his wife Camilla Pearl (Brewer) Bailey were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 28, at the Church of Christ in Konawa. The services were under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa, and were officiated by Kevin Duck and Frank Brewer. Burial followed at Vamoosa Cemetery. Robert Bailey, 56, and Camilla Bailey, 59, died Friday, June 25, 2004, several miles north of Konawa in a two-car accident. Camilla was born in Amarillo, Texas, on Aug. 8, 1944, to Albert Holik and Fern Elizabeth (Walker) Holik. Robert was born on March 23, 1948, to Lonnie Sam Bailey and Imogene (Yerby) Bailey, also in Amarillo. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Camilla, a hairdresser, moved to Ada, and then came to Konawa 31 years ago. Robert, a handyman, came to Konawa four years ago, from Amarillo, Texas. The two were married in Konawa on Nov. 15, 2000. Robert was a Baptist, Camilla a member of the Church of Christ. Camilla was preceded in death by her father and her first husband, Ben Brewer. She is survived by her mother, Fern Holik of Konawa; a son, Randall Brewer of Ada; a daughter, Janette Duck of Konawa; two brothers, George Holik of Weston, Colo., and Johnny Holik of Cromwell; and four grandchildren. Robert was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother, Imogene Bailey of Konawa; a brother, Clinton Wade Bailey of Florida; and a sister, Marian Catherine Gibson of Alvin, Texas. Pallbearers were Mike Boren, Gerald Jackson, Carl Wyatt, Jim Lowe, Homer Downey and David Brewer.

Bailey, Charles A.
Charles A. Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2012 - Charles A. Bailey, 97, born on Sept. 19, 1914, to Scott and Anna Thiel Bailey in Collyer, Kan., passed away on May 19, 2012, in Pueblo, Colo. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Ethel Ryan, who passed away in 2011 at the age of 98. He and his wife, Cleta, were married on Aug. 5, 1940, and celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 2010. She survives; along with children, Janice (John) Zobeck and Ron (Karen) Bailey; grandchildren, Scott Bailey and Andrea Bailey Rapson; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Charles was a longtime member of the Shrine of St. Therese Church, graduated from Regis College in Denver in 1935, was a WWII veteran, and retired from Rainbow Bread Co. in 1981 after 40 years of service on the South Side of Pueblo. He had friends in every market he serviced. Family was a very important part of his life. He also enjoyed bowling in his later years. Rosary, 6 p.m. Thursday, May 24, followed by visitation at 6:30 p.m. at George McCarthy Historic Chapel, 400 Broadway. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, May 25 at the Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave, Pueblo, Colo. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements, George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Bailey, Cherald Audrey
Cherald Audrey Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - February 3, 2001 - Cherald Audrey Bailey, 92, Grand Junction, formerly of Pueblo, Feb. 1. Survived by children, Laura B. (Howard) Branson, Clifton, and Richard M. Joyce Conger, Pueblo. Service, 11 a.m. Monday, Callahan-Edfast Mortuary, Grand Junction. Callahan-Edfast Mortuary, Grand Junction.

Bailey, Cleta A.
Cleta A. Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 2012 - Cleta A. Bailey, 97, born on Oct. 28, 1914, to Burnice and Blanche Dinwiddie in Stillwater, Okla., passed away on Aug. 17, 2012, in Pueblo, Colo. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Iris ' Wanetta'  Wood and Naomi Van Pay; and her husband, Charles Bailey, who passed away on May 19, 2012. Charles and Cleta were married on Aug. 5, 1940, and celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 2010. They resided at their family home since 1948, where Cleta had great compassion for all the neighborhood children. She was devoted to her family and friends, giving unconditional love at all times. Cleta was an employee of S&H Green Stamps and a longtime member of First Baptist Church. She and Charles spent many years volunteering at the Cooperative Care Center. She is survived by her children, Janice (John) Zobeck and Ron (Karen) Bailey; sister, Judy (Clyde) Frazier; brother, Joe Dinwiddie; grandchildren, Scott Bailey and Andrea Bailey Rapson; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at George McCarthy Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, Pueblo, Colo. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, First Baptist Church, 10th Street and Grand Avenue, Pueblo, Colo. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements, George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Bailey, David J.
David J. Bailey - Imperial Funeral Home - May 16, 2013 - David J. Bailey, August 25, 1927 - May 15, 2013.

Bailey, Helen L.
Helen L. Bailey - Imperial Funeral Home - August 8, 2012 - Helen L. Bailey, February 12, 1923 - August 7, 2012 - Helen 'Jo' Bailey, 89, went to be with the Lord on August 7, 2012. She is predeceased by her husband Lou. Helen is survived by children, Pam Dale, Doug (Elizabeth) Bailey, Lisa Bailey; grandchildren, Eric, Jen, Russ, Jeff, Michelle; great-grandchildren, Ashlynn, Alex, Brennen; sisters, Mackie and Libby; and brother, Bud. Funeral Service, 2 pm, Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Imperial Chapel, 5450 Hwy 78 W, Pueblo, CO. Interment, Imperial Cemetery.

Bailey, Lovay
Lovay Bailey - Pueblo Indicator - April 10, 1937 - Mrs. Tompkins on Trial - Mrs. Edith Halcomb Tompkins was on trial in the district court the past several days charged with having performed an illegal operation on Lovay Bailey, an eighteen-year-old girl, as a result of which the prosecution claims the girl died. Thursday afternoon the jury disagreed and was dismissed by District Judge Harry Leddy. It was a mistrial. Mrs. Tompkins is still being held pending further court deliberations.

Bailey, Manuelita
Manuelita "Molly" Herrera-Duran Sanchez Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - February 9, 2010 - Manuelita "Molly" Herrera-Duran Sanchez Bailey, 94, La Veta, Colo., entered the gates of Heaven Feb. 4, 2010. Memorial celebration, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, St. Mary Catholic Church. Reception to follow, Eagles Hall, Main St., Walsenburg, CO.

Bailey, Richard Max
Richard Max Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - July 7, 2007 - Richard Max Bailey, 79, passed away June 30, 2007, at Mt. San Rafael Hospital, in Trinidad. He was born on Oct. 23, 1927, in Hugaton, Kan., to John and Opal Bailey. The John Bailey family moved to La Veta, Colo., March 1936, where Richard grew up. Richard married Barbara Beamer on June 19, 1949. Richard and Barbara moved to the Nigro ranch in Ideal Canyon where they lived for 10 years. They moved to Walsenburg in Feb. 1959, where Mr. Bailey operated the Seventh St. Chevron service station. He purchased the Stiglich Shoe Shop in 1963 and operated it until he was too ill to continue. Richard drove a school bus for District Re-1 for 35 years. He was a calm, quiet, peaceful man and had a unique sense of humor. He also was known to be able to fix almost anything and always was a hard worker. He loved his small ranch and cattle in the Pryor area and spent every spare moment out there. He is survived by his beloved wife, Barbara; much loved children, Amy Sue (Tom) McCray, Alan (Sally) Bailey, Ann Fay (Johnny) Vanderlip; dearly loved grandchildren, Molly Jean and Daniel James McCray; step-grandchildren, Douglas (Jamie) Patterson, Seth (Tricia) Patterson, Jessica (David) Anderson; four great-grandchildren, Ruby, Luke, Alyssa and Chase Patterson; brothers, Maurice (Evalyn) Freeman, Kenneth (Carol), and Dr. James (Beverly) Bailey; brothers-in-law, Russell (Phyllis) Beamer, John (Kathy) Beamer; sister-in-law, Dorothy Beamer Logozzo; 18 nieces and nephews, numerous cousins, friends and acquaintances. Predeceased by parents, John and Opal Bailey; sister, Marjorie (Charles Jr.) Keeling; and nephew, Bruce Bailey. No viewing. Private family service, 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 9, Bois-Ortega Funeral Home, followed by public graveside service for family and friends, 3 p.m. Monday, Masonic Cemetery.

Bailey, Robert Gerald
Robert Gerald ' Scruffy'  Bailey - Seminole Producer - July 1, 2004 - Double Funeral Held Monday for Konawa Couple Killed in Crash - A Konawa couple killed in Friday nights fatal accident were buried together yesterday in Vamoosa Cemetery north of Konawa. The funeral services for Konawa residents Robert Gerald Scruffy Bailey and his wife Camilla Pearl (Brewer) Bailey were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 28, at the Church of Christ in Konawa. The services were under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa, and were officiated by Kevin Duck and Frank Brewer. Burial followed at Vamoosa Cemetery. Robert Bailey, 56, and Camilla Bailey, 59, died Friday, June 25, 2004, several miles north of Konawa in a two-car accident. Camilla was born in Amarillo, Texas, on Aug. 8, 1944, to Albert Holik and Fern Elizabeth (Walker) Holik. Robert was born on March 23, 1948, to Lonnie Sam Bailey and Imogene (Yerby) Bailey, also in Amarillo. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Camilla, a hairdresser, moved to Ada, and then came to Konawa 31 years ago. Robert, a handyman, came to Konawa four years ago, from Amarillo, Texas. The two were married in Konawa on Nov. 15, 2000. Robert was a Baptist, Camilla a member of the Church of Christ. Camilla was preceded in death by her father and her first husband, Ben Brewer. She is survived by her mother, Fern Holik of Konawa; a son, Randall Brewer of Ada; a daughter, Janette Duck of Konawa; two brothers, George Holik of Weston, Colo., and Johnny Holik of Cromwell; and four grandchildren. Robert was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother, Imogene Bailey of Konawa; a brother, Clinton Wade Bailey of Florida; and a sister, Marian Catherine Gibson of Alvin, Texas. Pallbearers were Mike Boren, Gerald Jackson, Carl Wyatt, Jim Lowe, Homer Downey and David Brewer.

Bailey, Rosalee
Rosalee Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 2010 - Rosalee Bailey, 88, Grand Junction, formerly of Pueblo, Aug. 15. Callahan-Edfast Mortuary, Grand Junction.

Bailey, Vernon
Vernon Bailey - Standard-Times - November 30, 2004 - Vernon Bailey, 73, of Maxwell, N.M., died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, in Maxwell, N.M. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Winters Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Fairview Cemetery. He was born on Oct. 16, 1931 in Winters, Texas, the son of Clyde V. and Vera Dunham Bailey. He served in the United States Air Force and is a veteran of the Korean War. He was an avid gardener, enjoyed fishing, loved his lake cabin and also enjoyed spending time with his grandkids, nieces, nephews and being with children in general. He also enjoyed the local coffee shop and telling stories with his retired buddies. Vernon was also a member of the National Rifle Association. Vernon is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Billy Max Bailey. He is survived by his daughter, Belinda Doerr of Maxwell, N.M.; his son, Clyde W. Bailey of Trinidad, Colo.; their mother, Gail Bailey; daughter-in-law, Meg Bailey; and granddaughters, Nicole Bailey and Ashley Bailey. Also surviving is his sister, Patsy Harms and husband Bob of Livingston, Texas.

Bailor, Gene A.
Gene A. Bailor - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 2013 - Gene A. Bailor passed away at the age of 84. He was born to Arthur and Lillian Bailor on Jan. 1, 1929, in Lincoln County, Colo. Survived by his wife of 33 years, Verna; sister, Helen Dean VanSickle; children, Bev Sammons, Sue (Jerry) Roth, Sandy (Doug) Ferguson, Tab (Jeanine) Bailor, Darla (Dan) Duboy; and stepdaughter, Candy (Daryl) Conrad; 21 grandchildren; and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents; stepsons, Mike and Tim Johnston; brother-in-law, DJ VanSickle; and son-in-law, Gary Buchan. Gene served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1951-1953. He then began working for Mountain Bell/US West as a lineman and installer, retiring in June of 1988 after 35 years of service. Viewing will be noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013, with funeral service to follow at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MS Society, American Heart Association or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Bair, Beverly Jean
Beverly Jean Bair - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 1999 - Our Past Century, 1958 - 1959 - City Undergoes Growth Surge - Other items of interest that happened during this period were: Randolph Montgomery, a Denver insurance salesman, was found guilty and given a life sentence for the March 1958 murder of Beverly Jean Bair. Bair was killed at a local motel, where she apparently had gone with Montgomery.

Baird, Kathleen Jo
Kathleen Jo (Donley) Baird - Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 2011 - Kathleen Jo (Donley) Baird, 89, passed away Aug. 3, 2011. Survived by her children, JoAnn (Charles) Gerheim of Houston, Texas, Nancy (Robert) Thoren of Pueblo, Sandra (Michael) Hoevel of Camarillo, Calif. and Robert (Susan) Baird of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada; grandchildren, Kristina Johnson, Steven (Kim) Hoevel, Timothy Gerheim, Haelie (Alex) Carter and Megan Baird; five great-grandchildren; and nephew, David (Joni) Donley of Pueblo. Kathleen was born to Floyd and Lula Donley in Pueblo on July 9, 1922. She retired as a real estate broker. Member of DAR Arkansas Valley Chapter, Pueblo Historical Society and Southern Colorado Bead Society. There will be no viewing. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at Mountain View Cemetery.

Baird, Martha E.
Martha E. Baird - Pueblo Indicator - February 15, 1913 - Died, Mrs. Martha E. Baird, aged 69, at the residence, 1030 Routt Avenue, February 10, 1913. Paralysis was the cause of death. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, Rev. John Roswell Edwards of the Northern Avenue Church, officiating.

Baird, Mary H.
Mary H. Baird - Pueblo Indicator - May 14, 1932 - Mrs. Mary H. Baird passed away at the family home 1235 Palmer Ave., Sunday following an illness of a few days. Besides her husband, George A, Baird, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jean Long of Denver, and Miss Margaret Baird and three sons, Andrew, James and Allen of Pueblo, her parents and several brothers and sisters residing in Scotland. The funeral was held Wednesday. Interment was made at Roselawn cemetery.

Baird, Thomas D. (Dr.)
Dr. Thomas D. Baird - Huerfano Journal - March 22, 2012 - by Nancy Christofferson - On March 15, 1916, one of Walsenburg' s early and innovative settlers died, leaving a void where a clever and thoughtful man had been for 30 years. Dr. Thomas D. Baird was born in Kentucky in 1850. He came from an educated family, and spent his younger years getting that way himself. His mind encompassed many ideas in many fields far beyond medicine. T.D.' s father was Professor H.D. Baird, and his mother was a longtime teacher for whom Baird College in Clinton, Missouri was named, and of which she was president. What attraction a dusty frontier town too full of saloons like Walsenburg held for a promising young man is hard to imagine, but T.D. and his wife, the former Sarah Emily Barrett, called Emily, moved to the ' burg in 1886 after living in Pueblo for a few years. The couple had two daughters, Jessie T. and (believe it or not) Chattiebelle. Another daughter had succumbed at a young age. Dr. Baird was elected county superintendent of schools in 1887, so he had made an impact on the county in one short year. Apparently his first job in Huerfano County was being the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company' s official surgeon for its coal mines at Walsen, Old Rouse and Pictou. He soon entered a partnership with Dr. D.W Mathews, which lasted about six years. In 1888 Baird was elected trustee of the Town of Walsenburg. In this position he undoubtedly voted in favor of the ordinance banning ' opium houses, dives or joints'  in 1889. He was president of the Tourist City Addition which was selling real estate adjacent to the city. Later the same year he was one of the organizers, officers and shareholders of the new Walsenburg Electric Light and Power Company (and on the town board when it passed the ordinance against hitching horses to electrical poles). There were 350 shares selling at $100 each to provide electricity to the city. During October 1889 Baird and Mathews moved into new offices (their old adobe one had fallen down) where, possibly because of the stocks he' d bought, they had two electric lights. That November he won his second term as county school superintendent as a Democrat. Most of the downtown area then sported wooden sidewalks. Dr. Baird had his own concrete walks constructed around his office, and was instrumental in getting the town to install like sidewalks all along Main Street, and to the passenger train depots. When the brand spanking new Cole and Kearns Block was completed in 1893, Baird and Mathews moved there. They had their old office put onto wheels and moved to another site for use as a dwelling. Baird and Mathews dissolved their partnership in 1894, but retained side by side offices. Baird was also serving as a director on the District #4, Walsenburg, school board. In this capacity he helped to plan the opening of the Huerfano County High School, which graduated its first (three) students in 1897. His own daughters had attended school elsewhere, possibly back in Missouri. He was still employed by CF&I and serving on town council. In 1899 Baird was elected mayor, and he was re-elected in 1901. By 1902 T.D. had served as mayor and on the town council for 14 years. In this year CF&I chose his architectural plans for the new school in Pictou coal camp. He even superintended construction. The company liked his plan so well it built an identical building in Hezron camp. In fact, the company liked him, and arranged for him to give educational lectures and presentations in the various camps under the auspices of its Sociological Department. 1903 brought highs and lows for the doctor. In February, he received a patent for his invention called a Miner' s Handy Match Box, for safety matches, but in May his home burned down. This unfortunate turn of events was caused by the lack of a functional water system in the town. A bucket brigade hauling from the Colorado and Southern Railroad tanks and the town ditch saved the furnishings and nearby buildings. That July he made a heroic trip to see a patient on Mosca Pass, a one way trip of some 50 miles. In 1904 Pliny P. Lester graduated from medical school and entered a partnership with the now venerable Dr. Baird. They moved to new offices at 118 E. 5th in 1906. Dr. Baird was elected a regent of Colorado State University in 1904. He served a six year term. Baird had been living on 4th Street, but had to move when a hotel planned construction on the site. He built, and probably drew the plans for, a six or seven room house ' “ considered large in those days ' “ on Indiana Avenue. In July 1907, the newspaper noted Dr. Baird had been awarded a rather signature honor. He was given a bridle by Chief Ouray for having cured Ouray' s son of smallpox back in 1881. On March 4, 1908, a school in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, burned down, claiming 176 lives. Baird immediately turned his attention to adding fire escapes to local school buildings. He also saw to it that school doors swung outwards rather than in, a small measure that could have saved many of those young lives in Ohio. Also in 1908 Baird was vice president of the World Publishing Company, owners of the Walsenburg World. He was a director of the Huerfano County High School board and still a town trustee. He moved his household once again in 1909 when he purchased a home at Harrison and Kansas Avenue. Though it seems standard nowadays, he set a precedent that year by installing hot water in his office. As a victim of a home fire, and a member of the town council, he no doubt was vocal for building a water system. In 1905 much of the downtown area had pipes and service, and by 1907 the pipes had reached up Capitol Hill, though service remained sporadic. When in May 1910 the Huerfano County Medical Society was organized, Baird was elected president. About this time Dr. Baird began slowing down. His daughters had married, Jessie to David T. Wycoff in 1897, and Chattiebelle to George C. Nickolds in 1907, and both were living elsewhere. His old friend Dr. P.P. Lester, having served with the Colorado National Guard on maneuvers along the Mexican border in 1911 against Pancho Villa, was called back to service during the coal strike of 1913-14. On April 29, 1914, during the Battle of Walsenburg, Dr. Lester was shot and killed while wearing his Red Cross badge. This must have been a shock to Dr. Baird, after their years of camaraderie and business partnership. Dr. T.D. Baird died March 15, 1916. At the time of his death, he was mayor of Walsenburg and president of the HCHS board. He is buried in the Masonic Cemetery. He must have been sorely missed.

Baker, Bernice M.
Bernice M. (DeGrado) Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - December 9, 2012 - Bernice M. (DeGrado) Baker went to be with our Lord and her family on Nov. 30, 2012. She was a native of Pueblo but lived most of her adult life in Portland, Ore. Our sister will be missed. The Oregonian - December 5, 2012 - Bernice M. Baker, 76 June 04, 1936 - Nov. 30, 2012 - Bernice M. Baker, a long time resident of Portland, went home to be with our Lord Nov. 30, 2012. Family will receive guests on Sun., Dec. 9 at 9:30 a.m., at Discovery Christian Center, 6030 SE 136th Ave. Portland, prior to the memorial service at 10:30 a.m.

Baker, Charlotte Lue
Charlotte Lue Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 2010 - Charlotte Lue Baker, Graveside service, 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2010. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Baker, Donna J.
Donna J. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2007 - Donna J. Baker, of Colorado City, died Nov. 15, 2007, in her home after an illness of five months. She was born Feb. 26, 1930, in Aurelia, Iowa, to Lurline (Coombs) and Nels J. Waldstein. Survivors include her sister, Maxine Nielsen of Indianapolis, Ind.; three children, Cindy (Jim Stewart) Graham and Eric (Melodie) Baker of Colorado City, and John F. Graham III of San Jose del Cabo, Mexico; son-in-law, Darrel (Ellen) Domnick of Stillwater, Okla.; daughter-in-law, Marisela Rizik of Eugene, Ore.; cousin, Jay (Pam) Carson of Boise City, Okla.; niece, Brenda Taylor of Littleton, Colo.; eight grandchildren, Ryan (Jill) Domnick, Noah Domnick, Jared (Marta) Baker , Jasper Graham, William Baker, Rubi Graham, Alondra Graham-Hernandez, and Cameron Domnick; and one great-grandson, Jonah Graham Domnick. She was predeceased by her parents; husband, John F. Graham Jr.; stepmother, Dorothy Waldstein; and daughter, Mary Ann Graham Domnick. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, Rye Home United Methodist Church. Internment, Boise City Cemetery, Boise City, Okla. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rye Home United Methodist Church or the Greenhorn Valley Players, c/o Cindy Graham, P.O. Box 19519, Colorado City, CO., 81019.

Baker, Floyd T.
Floyd T. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - October 5, 2011 - Floyd T. Baker, formerly of Pueblo, passed away on Sept. 28, 2011, in Aurora, Colo. Mr. Baker was born Nov. 24, 1914, in Loveland, Colo., and moved to Pueblo at the age of 4, where he resided until 2008. He was a graduate of Colorado State University, where he was a member of the college ROTC and Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity. Mr. Baker was employed as a chemist at the CF&I for over 41 years and was past president of the AFL-CIO Clerical and Technical Union, Local 3267. He served as treasurer and member of the board of directors of CF&I Power Credit Union for 39 years. He was a graduate of the Credit Union National Association School for Credit Union Executives and served as president of Pueblo Area Chapter of Credit Unions. In addition, he was a founding board member of the Sangre de Cristo Mental Health Center, served on the boards of United Way, Family Services and the Colorado Credit Union League. He belonged to the Silver State Masonic Lodge No. 95 for over 65 years and was granted the distinction of Honorary Past Grand Master in 2004. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite and York Rite Bodies as well as the Al Kaly Shrine and the Elks Club. Mr. Baker was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen Baker. Survived by his son, Gerald of Aurora, Colo.; daughter, Cindy (Steve) Robl of Denver; grandchildren, Chris Robl of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., Stephanie Robl (Stephen Wenzel); and great-granddaughters, Olivia and Isabella Wenzel of Franklin, Mass.; sister, Juanita Price and niece, Marcella Price of Astoria, Ore.; and niece, Penelope Mathison of Elletsville, Ind. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at the George McCarthy Historic Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Denver Hospice in care of the funeral home. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Baker, John
John Baker - The Gleaner - July 14, 2005 - John Baker, 61, Morganfield, died at 3:43 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at Methodist Hospital Union County. He was a member of Bordley Church of Christ. He was an owner of Baker and Son Trucking. Survivors include three daughters, Monica Baker of Morganfield, Johna Wix of Franklin, Ky., and Marci Bishop of Georgetown, Ky.; one son, Robert Baker of Morganfield; two sisters, Lois Williams of Nashville, Tenn., and Lisa Reece of Anderson, N.C.; three brothers, Jack Baker and Jeff Baker, both of Tecumseh, Mich., and Jim Baker of La Veta, Colo.; and six grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. The Rev. Sam Belo will officiate. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Boxville. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Baker, Josephine M.
Josephine M. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - December 2, 2009 - Josephine M. Baker, 77, passed away Nov. 28, 2009. Survived by her husband, Dwight; children, Sherry Lynn (Clay) Ingwerson, Oklahoma City, Okla., Flo (Tim) Kiley, Elizabeth Pounds, Robert Baker and Jeana Burr, all of Pueblo; siblings, Carol (Paul) Potter, Carney, Okla., Leslie Sturgis, Arlington, Texas, Norma McElyea, Oklahoma City, Wanda Ewalt, Fort Worth, Texas, Virginia Chandler, Oklahoma City, and Cecelia (Ron) Byrd, Folsom, Calif.; and grandchildren, Cindy and Bill Watford, Huntsville, Texas, and David Burr, Pueblo. Josephine was born Jan. 7, 1932, in Chickasha, Okla. She worked for Interim Health Care. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Pastor Frank Proffer officiating.

Baker, Kenneth R.
Kenneth R. "Ken" Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 2012 - Kenneth R. "Ken" Baker, 70, Mifflintown, Pa., formerly of Pueblo, Dec. 26. The Lewistown Sentinel - December 26, 2012 - Kenneth R. "Ken" Baker, 70, of Mifflintown, and formerly of Pueblo, Colo., died at 10:08 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born on Oct. 16, 1942, in Olney Springs, Crowley County, Colo., he was a son of the late Charles Fletcher and Edna Mae (Wilson) Baker. On April 10, 1964, he married his surviving wife, Betty Jean (Watkins) Baker, with whom he shared more than 48 years of marriage. In addition to his wife, he is survived by: his children, Donald Baker and his wife, Tammy, of Prairie Village, Kan., and Pamela Kanagy and her husband, Dan, of McAlisterville; a brother, Robert Baker, of Thompsontown; and he leaves behind three grandsons, Kyle Baker, Daniel Kanagy and Aaron Kanagy. Mr. Baker was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He started his career with the Rio Grande Railroad, after which he was employed by the Missouri Pacific Railroad before retiring from the Southern Pacific Railroad, working out of the Pueblo Yard. Ken loved fishing and, being a race fan, he enjoyed watching NASCAR, along with sprint cars; however, his greatest joy came from attending and watching his grandsons' sporting events. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 100 Bridge St. Mifflintown, with Pastor Terry Smith officiating. Interment will be private. There will be no viewing; however, the family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday, at the funeral home. For those who wish, memorial donations in Mr. Baker's memory may be made to the American Heart Association, Capital Region, 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg, PA 17043 or to the Juniata County Food Pantry, P.O. Box 44, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Baker, Lee Martin
Lee Martin Baker - Denver Post - June 15, 2003 - Lee Martin Baker, POW WWII, retired Draftsman from the Colorado Dept. of Highways, born January 19, 1924, in La Veta, CO, departed this earth on March 1, 2003. Son of R. M. and Clara Baker; one sister Jayne, all preceded him in death. Lee was a native of Walsenburg, CO. He is survived by his wife, Laverne and two sons: David (Julie) of Rapid City, South Dakota and Ralph (Kris) of Las Vegas, Nevada; two grandsons: Kenny of Colorado and Cory of Alaska; stepdaughter Judy Owens (son Micky) of New Jersey and Kerri Higgins (sons Jason and Matt) of Colorado; and four great-grandchildren. Lee was a Radioman in WWII and was shot down over Berlin on a mission. He spent a year in a German prisoner of war camp and was liberated by General George S. Patton. Lee was a gentle, sweet man who will be very much missed by his family and friends. He loved traveling, attending, and watching NASCAR races, four-wheel jeeping with his family, and old cars. Military services, 11 a.m. Friday, June 20, 2003 at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colorado. A reception for Lee will be held following the services at the V.F.W. Post #0644, 2680 W. Hampden (1 mile east of Ft. Logan.)

Baker, Luella
Luella Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - April 7, 2011 - Luella Baker, 98, formerly of La Junta and Fowler, died in Colorado Springs April 4, 2011. Service, 10 a.m. Monday, April 11, 2011, at Griffy Family Funeral Home Chapel in Fowler. Interment in Fowler Cemetery beside her husband, Harold, who died Sept. 29, 1984.

Baker, Mary J.
Mary J. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - May 6, 2009 - Mary J. Baker, 82, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 2, 2009. Viewing, 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, with funeral service to follow at Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Baker, Matthew Alan
Matthew Alan Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2009 - Matthew Alan Baker passed peacefully into eternal life on Feb. 7, 2009. He was born in Pueblo, May 20, 1978, to Becky and Jim Baker. He attended Somerlid, Belmont and Fountain schools before moving to Virginia Beach, Va., and graduated from Cox High School in 1996. He returned to Pueblo for several years before moving back to Virginia permanently. He was employed by Pride Industries at Oceana NAS Commissary. He was active in Joy Vineyard Church, City Recovery and Living Waters. He read and wrote poetry and has a book pending publication. Matthew served as an example and an inspiration to all he met, loved and all who loved him. He is survived by mother, Becky of Rye; father, Jim and mom, Linda of Virginia Beach; nieces, nephews, a host of aunts, uncles and friends. He was preceded by his brother, Tim; and sister, Christina. Services were held Feb. 14, 2009, in Virginia Beach. Correspondence can be directed to Becky Baker, P.O. Box 92, Rye, CO 81069.

Baker, Robert James
Robert "Bob" James Baker - T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home - February 19, 2013 - Robert "Bob" James Baker, born to the union of Albert and Mary Baker on November 30, 1934 and passed away February 18, 2013. He was a lifetime resident of Westcliffe, Colorado and born into a family of five brothers and one sister who were raised in Custer County. Bob was one of the last descendants of the Baker family who were among the first settlers of the Wet Mountain Valley. Bob meet his wife Lola at a dance in Pueblo, CO and they were married on June 10, 1960. Bob was the Sheriff in Westcliffe for many years and was an avid hunter and fisher. He was very fond of horses. Survived by his children, Brad Baker of Caldwell, TX, Keith Baker of Westcliffe, CO and Kimberly (Neil) Miller of Edinburgh, Scotland; granddaughter, Amy Baker of Caldwell, TX and sister, Elizabeth Ozmanski of Pueblo, CO. He is preceded in death by wife, Lola (2004). Private Graveside inurnment will take place on Saturday in Westcliffe for family and close friends. In lieu of flowers notes of favorite memories may be mailed to P.O. Box 34, Westcliffe, CO 81252. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Julie Baker-Carter Cancer Fund through Wells Fargo or First State Bank of Colorado in Westcliffe. Online condolences at www.tgmccarthy.com. Under the direction of T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Baker, Thomas A.
Thomas A. Baker - Pueblo Indicator - December 22, 1934 - Thomas A. Baker, a pioneer Pueblo stockman, died Thursday, December 20, at a local hospital, following a long illness at a ranch west of town. He came here in 1874 and had led an active and useful life. He leaves a widow and several near relatives.

Baker, Timothy W.
Timothy W. ' Sparky'  Baker - Cleburne Times-Review - October 15, 2006 - Timothy W. ' Sparky'  Baker, 43, passed away Oct. 9, 2006, in Cleburne. He was born March 28, 1963, in Fort Worth to John and Peggy Baker. He was preceded in death by his mother, Peggy; sister, Cecelia; and father-in-law, Marshall Van Matre. Survivors are his wife of 23 years, Anita; two daughters, Misty Baker of Tacoma, Wash., and Rachel Van Matre-Baker of Cleburne; two sons, Jason Baker of River Oaks, Texas, and Justin (Ashlie) Van Matre of Cleburne; one granddaughter, Emalie Paige of Cisco, Texas; two sisters, Tammy (Eddie) Baker of Houston and Melissa (Claudio) Baker of Brunswick, Ga.; two nieces, Yolanda Baker and Sandra Bennett; nephew, Jacob Baker of Brunswick, Ga.; father, John Baker; extended family, mother-in-law, Genevieve Van Matre of Trinidad, Colo.; two sisters-in-law, Marcella Miller of Trinidad, Colo., and Jennifer (Todd) Giest of Tulsa, Okla.; nephews, Chris Swift, William Swift and Raymond Smith; nieces, Ryanne Swift, Vivian Miller and Gabriel Cortez. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, at the Cleburne High School Performing Arts Center. Friends are encouraged to share their memories. Sparky wanted to be remembered. No dress code, be yourself.

Baker, William A.
William A. (Bill) Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2009 - William A. (Bill) Baker, 80, of Denver, retired Anthem BC/BS communications manager, passed away on Jan. 10, 2009, after a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his father, William A. Baker Sr., of California; his mother, Mae Carter Baker of Pueblo; and great-grandson, J'sai McLeod. Bill is survived by Kate Borden; children, Reginald C. Baker and Diane C. Baker, of Pueblo; grandchildren, Michael (Joy) Walker, Scott Walker, Michelle Dunn, Melissa Baker, Kryssa and Brianna Baker; and several great-grandchildren. Bill was a former communications manager at the Denver Chamber of Commerce, news cameraman for Channel 4 in Denver and Channel 5 in Pueblo, a member of the Denver Press Club, recipient of the Colorado MAC Lifetime of Excellence Award, board member of the Broadcast Professionals of Colorado and past president of the Metro Denver Dinosaurs, and served on numerous other boards and committees. Bill was cremated and there will be a private family service in Pueblo. Donations may be made to Meals on Wheels, the Food Bank of the Rockies, or the Denver Dumb Friends League in his honor.

Balchuck, LaVona Vere
LaVona Vere Cox Balchuck - Pueblo Chieftain - October 7, 2010 - LaVona Vere Cox Balchuck. Born Aug. 18, 1935, in La Junta, Colo., passed away Oct. 5, 2010. Predeceased by grandparents, ' Van'  and Inez Curan; and her parents, Raymond ' Joe'  and Velva Van Curan Cox. Graduated La Junta High School in 1953 and lived in Pueblo since 1954. Survived by her sons, Raymond (Mary) and Steven (Valerie) Balchuck; grandchildren, Ryan ' The Piper'  Balchuck, Tiffany Marez and Stephany Balchuck; great-grandchildren, Alyssa Marez and Matthew Burner. Also survived by the love of her life, Wayne L. Willey. Thank you, Wayne, for the love and the very best care anyone could give a human being. Thank you also to the staff at Sangre de Cristo Hospice, especially Allen, Betty and Maria. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday and funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Father Liam Courtney as celebrant. Both services at Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Baldwin, Margaret A.
Margaret A. Baldwin - Pagosa Springs Sun - May 20, 2010 - Margaret A. Baldwin was born to Andrew and Inez Alcon on Sept. 29, 1921, in Aguilar, Colo. She passed away May 3, 2010, in Walsenburg, Colo. She was a resident of La Veta, Colo., Pagosa Junction, Arboles and Pagosa Springs. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Louis R. Baldwin; and two infant children, all of La Veta, Colo. She is survived by a daughter, Peggy; a son, Gary (Jeannie) Baldwin, of Pagosa Springs; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Joe Rios, and John (Jane) Rios, of Trinidad, Colo. Funeral services were held at St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg. Burial was at the La Veta cemetery in La Veta, Colo.

Baldwin, Maxine Virginia
Maxine Virginia Applegate Baldwin - Trinidad Times Independent - November 17, 2010 - Maxine Virginia Applegate was born Dec. 4, 1917, at Browntown, a small oilfield settlement south of Augusta, Kan., to Ethel and Frank Applegate. Her parents separated when she was five and she and her mother went to live with her grandparents at Howard, Kan. When she was ten, he mother married Forest Stone, a building contractor. They moved to Garden City, Kan., in 1929. She finished school there, and in January 1934, she met her future husband, Danny Baldwin. They were married January 21, 1935, at the Christian Church in Garden City. They were together 67 years until his death Jan. 7, 2002. They farmed a half section of irrigated land just north of Garden City. Her stepfather died in 1967. They sold the farm in 1971 and looked after her mother until her death in 1986. In 1966, they bought their home in Stonewall and moved there permanently in 1986 where she continued to live after her husband's death. She enjoyed homemaking, hunting, fishing, and playing cards. She passed away Nov. 15, 2010, leaving numerous cousins, Danny's sister, Alice Jones and many nieces, nephews and friends. Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at 11a.m. at Stonewall Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Balerio, Ernest Anthony
Ernest Anthony Balerio - Pueblo Chieftain - November 2, 2009 - Ernest Anthony Balerio, 51, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 29, 2009. He was born Sept. 13, 1958, to Ernest and Geraldine Balerio in Alamosa, Colo. Ernest lived in Pueblo most of his life. He also served his country in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his mother, Geraldine; and nephew, Jason Martinez. Survived by his wife, love of his life, and best friend, Elane Balerio; father, Ernest (Gus) Balerio; sons, Ernest (Carrie) and Daniel Balerio; brother, Mike (Annette) Balerio; sisters, Elaine (Phil) Cisneros, Sandra (Bob) Fernandez, Cynthia (Nick) Marolis, Grace (Fernando) and Barbara Balerio; in-laws, Louise and Clifford Samora and Samuel Samora, James and Diane Iacabone and Thomas and Patricia Garcia; grandsons, Mario, Alex and Nate; granddaughter, Jazmine; goddaughter, Gabreal Garcia; very special great-niece, Kylie Iacabone; and 10 nephews, 11 nieces, seven great-nephews and five great-nieces. Ernie loved fishing, camping, playing horseshoes, shooting pool and riding his motorcycle. He was an avid Broncos fan and could always be found in front of the TV cheering them on every Sunday. It had been said that there wasn't a child or an animal born that didn't love him. He will be missed by many friends whom he enjoyed riding bikes with and family members alike. He was the life of the party, always there with a joke and a smile. If Ernest could make you play horseshoes he would. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. today, with Rosary to follow at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Family friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Balerio, Ernest M.
Ernest M. ' Gus'  Balerio - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2010 - Ernest M. ' Gus'  Balerio, born Sept. 27, 1925, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend went to join our Father, and Lord Jesus Christ in heaven on March 20, 2010. He was preceded in death by his beautiful wife, Geraldine; son, Ernest A. Balerio; grandson, Jason Martinez; brothers, Tony, Preston, Don Balerio and Charlie Garcia; and sisters, Stella Gonzales, Esther Trujillo and Mary Uliberri. Survived by son, Michael (Annette) Balerio of Pueblo, Colo.; daughters, Elaine (Larry) Cisneros, Grace (Fernando) Balerio of Las Vegas, Nev., Sandra (Bob) Fernandez of Des Moines, N.M., Cynthia (Nick) Marolis and Barbara Balerio of Bellevue, Neb.; daughter- in-law, Elane Balerio of Pueblo, Colo.; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Alvin (Nancy) Balerio; sisters, Rose Estrada and Nora Uliberri; and several nieces and nephews. Gus was born in Alamosa, Colo., and lived there until 1970, then relocated to Pueblo, Colo., until 1990. He lived in Las Vegas, Nev., for one year and then finally retired in the small community of Des Moines, N.M., with daughter, Sandra, where he also was affectionately known as "Mr. Brown." He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a diehard Denver Broncos fan, an avid fisherman, hunter, pool player and golfer. He had a fantastic sense of humor, always making people laugh. He will be greatly missed by those who loved him. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. today, with rosary to follow at 7 p.m., and funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, all at Romero Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Balfe, L. H.
L. H. Balfe - Pueblo Indicator - April 4, 1936 - Mrs. Annie Balfe has sued the city for $5,000 on account of the death of her husband, L. H. Balfe, who was killed in an accident here last October when his truck collided with a street car at 24th and West.

Balkans, Virginia
Mrs. Virginia Balkans - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 1918 - The funeral of Mrs. Virginia Balkans will be held this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the McMinn funeral chapel. Interment will be in Roselawn.

Ball, A. C. (Mrs.)
Mrs. A. C. Ball - Pueblo Indicator - January 18, 1930 - Woman Killed In Auto Accident - Mrs. A. C. Ball of 1109 Longwood St., was run over and killed late Wednesday evening at Mesa Junction by a car driven by Carl H. Hartmann, and at the same time Mrs. Chas. B. Willis was severely injured and taken to a hospital. The icy condition of the street caused the auto to skid and dash sideways against the two women crossing the street. The driver says a heavy frost coated the windshield, thus obscuring his sight.

Ball, Curtis Ray
Curtis Ray Ball - Pueblo Chieftain - March 4, 2011 - Curtis Ray Ball, 68, of Fowler, died at home March 2, 2011. Visitation will be at the Griffy Family Funeral Home Chapel in Fowler, Colo. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 5, 2011, in the Fowler High School gymnasium. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at the Chico Basin Cemetery, Hanover, Colo. Griffy Family Funeral Home of Fowler in charge of arrangements.

Ball, Delores J.
Delores J. Ball - Pueblo Chieftain - April 5, 2012 - Delores J. Ball, 82. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, April 6, Davis Memorial Chapel.

Ball, Keith Robert
Keith Robert Ball - Pueblo Chieftain - January 2, 2013 - Keith Robert Ball, 88, Pueblo, December 25. Montgomery & Steward. Montgomery & Steward - January 2, 2013 - Keith Ball, 88, avid outdoorsman and fisherman, passed away Dec. 25, 2012. Survived by children, Bob (Karen) Ball, Paul (Julie) Ball, Sharon Ball-Gilmore, Janice (Bill) Pershin, Pam Magoon; son-in-law, Bob Davis; loving sister, Betty Peyton; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Dean and Dottie Ball; wife, Pauline Ball; and daughter, Betty Davis. Keith was born Sept. 3, 1924, in Eubank, Kentucky. He served in the Army during WWII and retired from CF&I Steel Mill after 32 years. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Service, 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Ball, Pauline
Pauline Ball - Parker Pioneer - August 11, 2007 - Pauline Ball, born in La Veta, Colorado on Oct. 8, 1908, departed on Aug. 10, 2007 and resided in Cottonwood, AZ. Pauline Ball, 98, resident of Cottonwood, passed away on Friday, August 10, 2007. She was born in Colorado in 1908. She spent most of her adult life in southern New Mexico, but she has also lived in Texas, and for the last few years in Arizona near her granddaughter, Roberta Serface of Clarkdale. She also leaves behind two other grandchildren; her great-grandsons, Victor W. Serface of Cottonwood, and Shawn M. Serface of Oklahoma; and numerous other great and great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her son Wayne K. Baxter. She was an artist; she loved to hunt and fish, and she spent her entire life knowing the southwest intimately. Pauline will be taken to her birthplace in Colorado for burial. There are no local services planned. An online guestbook is available at www.westcottfuneralhome.com

Ball, Pauline Mary
Pauline Mary Ball - Pueblo Chieftain - May 3, 2010 - Pauline Mary Ball, 86, passed away May 1, 2010. Survived by her husband, Keith Ball; brother, Albert Kos; children, Betty, Bob, Paul, Sharon, Janice and Pam; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2010, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Waudell Maple officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Ball, Ralph Everett
Ralph Everett Ball - Trinidad Times Independent - June 30, 2009 - Former motel operator - Ralph Everett Ball, 81, died unexpectedly June 28, 2010 at Mt. San Rafael Hospital. He was born in Tulsa, Okla. Feb. 19, 1929, to Hazel (Davis) and Henry K. Ball. On February 19, 1951, Ralph was united in marriage to Catherine A. Valentine in Raton. Together they owned and operated a family motel in Idaho Springs. He was a member of Elks Lodge #181 for 19 years. Preceding him in death are parents, Hazel and H. K. Ball; beloved wife of 59 years, Catherine A. Ball, and brother Kenneth and Richard Ball. Survivors are children, Diana (Lindsey) Tucker, Ludlow; Pamela (Ron) Valentine, Lakewood; Rick (Kathy) Ball, Idaho Springs; sister, Patricia (Bill) Crow , Illinois; sisters and brother-in-law, Laverne Ball, Joe Valentine, Dora Hartman, Bill (Tina) Valentine, Tom (Kathy) Valentine, Betty (Wesley) Brown; grandchildren, Dulcinea (Aaron) Swetky, Amanda (Chris) Hedges, Miranda (Keith) Berry, Adrianna Tucker, Travis Valentine, Cariss Ball, Brandilyn (Jason) Becker, Angela Ball, Dakoda Ball; great-grandchildren, Timothy, Tabitha and Garrett Swetky, Trent and Brandon Young, Kashleigh Hedges; numerous nieces, nephews relatives and friends. Honorary pallbearers are Sam Valenti, Wesley Brown, Sam Bachicha, Bill J. Valentine, Bill Crow and Tom Valentine. Active Pallbearers are Mike Valentine, Wesley Brown, Jr., John Valentine, Ronnie Valentine, Bud Valentine and John Brown. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 2, 2010, at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Ballage, Augusta
Augusta ' Gus'  Ballage - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2013 - Augusta ' Gus'  Ballage, 68, of Pueblo, Colo., entered life eternal on May 17, 2013. Augusta was born on July 7, 1944, in Memphis, Tenn., to the union of Earl and Mary Davis-Cage. Augusta retired as the director of the Employee Assistance Program and Chemical Dependency Program at Parkview Medical Center. She took pride in giving back to her community by serving as a board member for numerous organizations in the city of Pueblo. She is survived by her sisters, Earnestine (Charles) Logan, Collierville, Tenn., and Diane Jones, Grand Prairie, Texas; daughters, Melonie (Van) Wilson, Colorado Springs, Monica Robinson, Denver, Marilyn (Eric) Durant, Sammamish, Wash.; and son, Norman (Amy) Barnett, Denver; as well as six grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Augusta was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Davis-Cage and Earl Cage Sr.; her husband, Othell Ballage; her sisters, Pauline Cage, Ruthie Levi, Helen Cage, Lucy Jones; and a brother, Earl Cage Jr. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 23 at Angelus Chapel, 1102 E. Evans Ave. in Pueblo, Colo. Funeral service will be held at noon on Friday, May 24, 2013, at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1044 Spruce St., Pueblo, CO 81004, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Ballard, Jerry Kenneth Sr.
Jerry Kenneth Ballard Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 2009 - Jerry Kenneth Ballard Sr. died peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, June 20, 2009. Jerry was born on April 13, 1946, in Newberg, Ore. Jerry was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother. Jerry was predeceased by his father, Donald Ballard of Seattle, Wash.; and his brother, Milo Ballard of Milton-Freewater, Ore. Jerry is survived by his loving wife, Roberta of Pueblo, Colo.; will be lovingly remembered by his son, Jerry Ballard Jr. of Pueblo, Colo.; his daughter, Irene Ballard of Seattle, Wash.; his four grandchildren, BreAnne and Brandon Ballard of Pueblo, Colo., Jessica Ballard of Monmouth, Ore., and Jerrica Downs of Seattle, Wash.; his mother, Gladys Ballard of Renton, Wash.; brother, Wes Ballard of Tacoma, Wash.; and sisters, Donna Krewson of Tigard, Ore., and Joyce Uyeno of Seattle, Wash. Jerry graduated from Mount Rainier High School in Seattle, Wash., in 1964. Soon after graduation, he married Roberta Vossen on Aug. 10, 1964. They were married 45 years. Jerry spent 20 years working at Bethlehem Steel in Seattle and then moved with his wife to Pueblo, Colo., in 1994, where he went to work for Rocky Mountain Steel for 15 years. Jerry had a true passion for hunting and fishing with his family and best friend, George Schleining. He could often be found riding his motorcycle and spending time with his grandchildren. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him, but never forgotten. He will be forever in our hearts and minds. Viewing, noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2009, with funeral service to follow at 3 p.m. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Ballejos, Micah A.
Micah A. Ballejos - Pueblo Chieftain - June 5, 2012 - Micah A. Ballejos. Sunrise Jan. 13, 1983. Micah A. Ballejos being with a huge giving heart who will be deeply missed by all. Survived by parents, Jeannie and Henry; brothers, Tony (Tanya), Jeremiah (Jennifer), Gabriel (Amanda), Levi (Emily); and his loving girlfriend, Abra Payan. Come celebrate his life 6 p.m. June 6, 2012, at Trinity Life Center. Memorial account set up for Micah at Security Service Federal Credit Union.

Ballinger, Betty Fay
Betty Fay Ballinger - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2010 - Betty Fay Ballinger, 85, passed away in the morning of March 10, 2010, in Pueblo. Survived by her husband of 59 years, Henry Ballinger; her older sister, Mildred Trotter; two daughters, Becky and Marsha; son, David (Merrill) Ballinger; three grandchildren, Austin, Nathan and Sherry. Fay was preceded in death by her son, Rick Ballinger. She was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., on March 17, 1924, to John V. And Mamie Trotter. Fay attended school at Marr's Hill Junior College for two years. Earned her degree at Wake Forest College and moved to Fort Worth, Texas, to attend Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where she graduated with honors. This is where she met and married Henry Ballinger. Their first child , Rick, was born in Fort Worth on March 10, 1954. They moved to Walsenburg, Colo., where Henry was the pastor at a small Baptist church for three years. Their second child, Marsha was born. Fay and Henry moved to Pueblo in 1958, where their next two children, Becky and David, were born. This is where they settled to raise their family for the next 52 years. Fay taught school at Pleasant View Baptist Church for four years. She worked at the Colorado State Hospital as a clerk in the medical record department for 16 years. Her greatest passion was working with children, which included Sunday school teacher, classroom teacher, mother and grandmother. We will never forget how she would drive around the neighborhood gathering up children in her station wagon to take them to bible camp or Sunday school. She is greatly admired for her strong devotion to her church, her family and her husband. At her request, there will be no viewing. Service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2010, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Dave Grossman officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Ballinger, Henry T.
Henry T. Ballinger - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 2011 - Henry T. Ballinger, 83, passed away on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2011, in Pueblo, Colo. Widowed in 2010, wife, Betty Fay of nearly 60 years. Survived by daughters, Marsha Boyette and Rebecca Ballinger; son, David Ballinger (wife Merrill); grandsons, Austin and Nathan; and granddaughter, Sherry. Henry Tosh Ballinger was born in Atlanta, Ga., on Jan. 17, 1928. He graduated from Mercer University in Macon, Ga., and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, where he met his wife. Henry was licensed to the ministry of the Gospel in Decatur, Ga., in 1945. Henry and Fay moved to Walsenburg, Colo., where Henry was the pastor of the First Baptist Church. They then moved to Pueblo, where Henry started and was pastor for the Pleasant View Baptist Church. Henry also worked for Dana Corporation in the piston division as he raised his family in Pueblo. Henry was a member of New Heights Baptist Church. His favorite pastime and hobby was flying airplanes and he owned and renovated a 1947 Stinson single-engine plane. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, New Heights Baptist Church, 3304 Baltimore Ave. Private interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Ballotti, James G.
James G. Ballotti - Northwest Herald - May 11, 2011- James G. Ballotti, 68, of Bonita Springs, Florida, died Monday, May 9, 2011. Formerly of Crystal Lake and LaGrange, he had been a seasonal resident of Bonita Springs for the past 12 years. He was born June 9, 1942, in Walsenburg, Colo., to Ernest and Beatrice (Pini) Ballotti. After his graduation from Mooseheart High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943 and went on to serve through World War II. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo., and a master's from Northern Illinois University. He taught English for many years including 23 years at Lyons Township High School in LaGrange. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Diane L. (Bacon) Ballotti; his eight beloved children, James D. of Crystal Lake, Michael E. of Bethesda, Md., Anthony L. of Estero, Fla., Lesley L. (Curtis) Wilson of Bonita Springs, Mark B. of Dixon, Matthew W. of Addison, John J. of Bonita Springs and Lisa P. Zarkin of Naperville; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ernest (Joyce) Ballotti of Pueblo, Colo.; a sister, Mary (Thomas) Urbin of Oxford, Mich.; and a sister-in-law, Gerry Ballotti of Belmont, Mass. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home, 28300 Tamiami Trail S., Bonita Springs. Graveside services with military honors will be at noon Friday, May 13, at Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota, Fla. For information, call the funeral home at 239-992-4982.

Ballou, Blanche
Blanche Ballou - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2012 - Blanche Ballou, 84, passed away on Feb. 10, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William; son, Bobbie L. Johnson; and infant daughter, Sharon Ballou. Blanche is survived by her daughter, Karen (Ernest) Silva; son, David (Fran) Ballou; six grandchildren; great-grandchildren and numerous other family and friends. She loved her family, sports, baking and cooking. Memorials may be made to the Blanche Ballou Memorial Fund through the funeral home office. At her request, a private family memorial service will take place. For service information, contact Angel Ballou at 720-371-0406. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Ballou, Charles Anderson III
Charles Anderson "Andy" Ballou III - Pueblo Chieftain - November 2, 2012 - Charles Anderson "Andy" Ballou III, 71, passed away with his family and close friends by his side on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. Andy is survived by his son, Paul (Rhonda) Ballou; daughter, Stacey Ballou; and his longtime companion, Mary Lou Henson. Andy was a proud veteran of the U.S Air Force. Relatives and friends will be welcome at an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at 29 Tulane.

Balster, Ralph Warren
Ralph Warren Balster - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 2010 - Ralph Warren Balster was born on a cold and wintery day, Jan. 16, 1926, in Chadron, Neb. He died on a warm fall afternoon, Sept. 28, 2010, in Florence, Colo. Growing up in Chadron, his father' s work as a locomotive engineer for the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad attracted Ralph to travel interests: railroads, airlines, trucks and ships, etc. After graduating from Chadron High School, Ralph joined the Merchant Marine Corps during WWII and later served in the U.S. Army. After his service to his country, he completed his education at Chadron State College and taught music in several states. He later worked for United Airlines in passenger services, continuing to travel the country. He married Marian Bradshaw in 1951 and they had two children who survive him, Robert (Sarah) Balster of Colorado Springs and Lisa (Tony) Turrini of Alaska. He later was married to Lyda Cessna, who preceded him in death. Their travels were extensive as Ralph continued with his career in music education and multiple business adventures ending in the oil fields surrounding Enid, Okla. He also is survived and loved by a host of new family members, including four step-children, six grandchildren, great-grandchildren and at least one great-great-grandchild. His close relationship with his cousins and friends, Boyd Baldauf, Ruth Blake and Marilyn Grey, brought him to Pueblo in 2003, where he has been an active volunteer at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, the Weisbrod Aircraft Museum and the Railroad Museum. These activities helped him advance his lifelong fascination with aircraft and railroads. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, in the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West, 434 W. Conquistador in Pueblo West.

Bamber, Kenneth D.
Kenneth D. Bamber - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 2009 - Kenneth D. Bamber passed away July 23, 2009 in Pueblo, Colorado. Ken was born June 18, 1925 in Concrete, Colorado to Mike and Effie Bamber. In 1970, Ken retired as a Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force after a 28 year military career. He was a member of Silver State Lodge #95 AF&AM, was an avid reader, and enjoyed his trips to Mexico. His survivors include his wife of 26 years Irene Bamber, of the family home, his 3 children, her 4 children, as well as 1 brother, 2 sisters, several grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren. At his request cremation has taken place. A private family gathering will be held at a later date.

Bancroft, W. H.
W. H. Bancroft - Sierra Journal - January 19, 1882 - W. H. Bancroft, known as "Reddy", formerly an expressman of this place died recently at Tomichi, of pistol wounds received last summer.

Bang, Robert
Robert Bang - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 2009 - Robert Bang, 86, passed away May 9, 2009. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Banister, Laura L.
Laura L. Banister - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2008 - Laura L. Banister passed away November 13, 2008 in Pueblo. Laura was born January 23, 1947 in Canon City to Levi and Viola James and had lived in Pueblo for nearly 25 years. In addition to her ministry, she was a prolific writer and photographer and had several works published. Laura is survived by her children, Allen Hawley, Steven Rayburn, Adrian (Erin) Banister, Carol Hawley, all of Pueblo, her brothers, Carl (Carol) James, of Eaton, Wyatt (Gail) James of Canon City, Gorman (Judy) James of Penrose, eight grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Ms. Banister will lie in state from 2 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Davis Mortuary. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at the Knights of Columbus, 1200 Acero in Pueblo.

Bankson, Ralph E.
Ralph E. Bankson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 1999 - Ralph E. Bankson, 81, of La Veta, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999. Survived by his wife, Eileen Sanchez Bankson, La Veta; a brother, Elden (Viola) Bankson, Turlock, Calif.; two sisters, Ruth Perry, Yreka, Calif., Agnes Chase, Salida, Calif.; an aunt, Ida Mae Bankson, Walsenburg; stepchildren, Laura Lou (Bert) Ward, Rolliston, New Zealand, Walter ' Buck" (Vallie) Padilla, Dunkirk, Ind.; six nieces and nephews. Memorial service, 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at the La Veta Cemetery. Cremation, Almont Crematory, Pueblo. Memorials may be made to the La Veta United Methodist Church in Ralph's name.

Bannister, Philip K.
Philip K. Bannister - Cortez Journal - May 9, 2007 - Philip K. Bannister passed away May 2, 2007, at the Four Corners Health Care Center in Durango. He was 64. A Buddhist funeral and memorial service will be held Friday, May 11, at 5 p.m. at the Durango Dharma Center, 2500 Colorado Ave., No. B, off of Florida Road, Durango. Philip K. Bannister was born Aug. 4, 1942 in Florida. He had received a bachelor of science degree, a master' s in entomology and a Juris doctorate from the University of Florida, Gainesville. Bannister was also a member of the United States Air Force, stationed in Okinawa. Bannister worked in Florida, Kansas City and Denver as a UPI photographer from 1973 to 1989. He also was a deputy district attorney in Trinidad, Colo., as well as a private attorney in Boulder, Colo. Philip K. Bannister had many passions and hobbies. He was an avid cyclist, and enjoyed nature photography. He had also volunteered at the Manna Soup Kitchen, and he belonged to the Durango Sangha. Memorial contributions can be made in honor of Philip K. Bannister to Manna Soup Kitchen, 1100 Avenida Del Sol, Durango, CO 81301 and Durango Dharma Center, P.O. Box 1631, Durango, CO 81302. Philip K. Bannister is in the care of Cortez Four Corners Funeral Chapel, Hale & Gerken.

Barbari, Adeline A.
Adeline A. Barbari - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2010 - Adeline A. Barbari, 96, February 8. Boies-Ortega.

Barber, Roger E.
Roger E. Barber - Huerfano World Journal - July 28, 2011- Roger E. Barber, Sr., was born July 11, 1926, on a wheat farm near South Haven, KS, and he passed away peacefully on a cattle ranch near Walsenburg, July 14, 2011. The third of Grace and Howard Barber's six sons, he and his family survived a tornado in 1935 that decimated their house and farm. Roger narrowly missed WWII service on Iwo Jima, due to a life-threatening accident that burned him and his dad severely. By the time he was healed enough to regain the use of his arms and hands, the Allies were victorious and his paratrooper training was not in great demand when he served as a soldier in occupied Japan. Between his military training and his deployment, Roger met Rowena Armstrong at a 4-H dance. They married on the fourth anniversary of V-Day, June 6, 1948. One aspect of his career that Roger mentioned was that he installed the first set of tubeless tires in the state of Kansas when he worked for B.F. Goodrich of Wellington. He spent most of his career as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Kansas City, before eventually retiring to Phoenix. He had extended visits to Walsenburg and spent his final years on his son's ranch near Pryor, where he was available as a gardening consultant and enjoyed annual brandings with the Vezzani clan. His reputation as a kind and honorable gentleman of sterling character persisted to his last breath. Earth was better for his presence and he will be greatly missed. Roger is survived by Rowena and three of their children: Roger, Jr. (Jeanette) of Wheatland, WY, Elizabeth (Don) Henderson of Buckeye, AZ, and Bob (Shelley) Barber of Walsenburg. Eldest daughter, LaVera (Gerry) last preceded Roger in death in 2005. Roger and Rowena were blessed with seven grandchildren and additional "greats." Other surviving relatives are his younger brothers Paul (Dottie) Barber of Nacogdoches, TX, and Warren (Sue) Barber of Ft. Worth, TX. The memorial service to honor Roger Barber's life and celebrate his victory in Christ and transfer to Heaven is Saturday, July 23, at 2pm and will be held at the church he became attached to at 801 Pennsylvania Avenue. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that his life be commemorated with gifts to Open Arms Pregnancy Resource Center, P.O. Box 536, Walsenburg CO 81089 (tax-deductible).

Barbera, Lillian
Lillian Barbera - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2009 - Lillian Barbera of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 19, 2009. Survived by her daughter, Katie (Tom) Fairbairn; grandchildren, Michael (Holly Pischerchio) Fairbairn, Mark (Crystal) Fairbairn; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, James Barbera; son, Jimmy Barbera; parents; and three brothers. Lillian was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She enjoyed cooking for her family and spending time with them, especially with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lillian was also a devoted Catholic. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation has taken place.

Barbiere, Michael Barnes
Michael Barnes Barbiere - Princeton Packet - September 2, 2005 - Michael Barnes Barbiere of Lawrence died Aug. 22 at his home. He was 84. Born in Trenton, he was a lifelong area resident. He was a graduate of Trenton High School and Rutgers University and was an Army veteran from World War II. His career was spent working for the state of New Jersey, most of the time as assistant to the director of the Division of Investments. Son of the late Rocco and Frances Gennello Barbiere, he is survived by a sister, Josephine Opie of East Windsor; two sons, Michael Jr. of Denver, Colo. and daughter-in-law, Maureen Litton of Colorado City, Colo., and John and daughter-in-law, Kelly Griffin Barbiere of Langhorne, Pa. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Scott, Melissa, Beth and Ethan, also of Colorado; and several close friends and relatives. He volunteered for many area organizations including CONTACT of Mercer County. The funeral was private. A memorial celebration of his life will be announced at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the memory of Michael Barbiere to Womanspace Inc., administrative office, 1212 Stuyvesant Ave., Trenton, NJ 08618. Arrangements are by the Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, 2560 Pennington Road, Pennington.

Barbour, Charles Marion
Charles Marion Barbour - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 2010 - Charles Marion Barbour, 52, born on Oct. 1, 1958, passed away on Nov. 15, 2010. He is survived by his beloved daughters, Brittany Barbour and Melissa Wolfe; and numerous extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Catherine Barbour. Charles was a lifelong resident of Pueblo and a veteran of the United States Army. He loved being outdoors and particularly spending time in the mountains. Cremation by Imperial Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Barbrick, John T.
John T. Barbrick - Pueblo Indicator - March 4, 1944 - Attorney Barbrick Died Suddenly - John T. Barbrick, well known attorney and one of the leaders of the Pueblo Bar, died suddenly at Phoenix, Arizona, of a heart attack, March 2. He had gone to Phoenix on legal business. He was a member of the law firm of Langdon and Barbrick with offices in the Thatcher building. He had practiced law in this city since 1914.

Barclay, Sam
Sam Barclay - San Jose Mercury News - May 5, 2012 - Sam Barclay, Resident of Campbell, 83 yrs old, passed away April 30, 2012, Born on December 14, 1928 in Trinidad, Colorado. Husband of Lauretta Barclay, Father of Greg and Ed Barclay, grandfather of 5, and great-grandfather of 8. Retired printing supervisor for Moore Business Forms. The family requests that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the in Sam's memory (www.diabetes.org). Services to be Sunday May 6, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Darling Fischer Funeral Home in Campbell, 231 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell CA. Reception on site immediately following.

Barclay, William A.
William A. Barclay - Las Vegas Review-Journal - October 5, 2005 - William A. Barclay, 79, of Las Vegas, passed away Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005. He was born May of 1926, in Valdez, Colo., and resided in Las Vegas for 43 years. William was a retired accountant and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Following his military service, he obtained a bachelor's degree in accounting from Denver University and entered federal service with the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, which later became the U.S. Department of Energy, until his retirement. During his life he enjoyed fishing and bowling. William was preceded in death by his wife, Violet Barclay; and brothers, Joe Barcelona, Vince Barcelona, Carmen Barcelona and Ross Barclay. He is survived by his son, Paul Barclay; and brothers, Frank Barcelona, Chris Barclay and Sam Barclay. Services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, at First Baptist Church, 4400 W. Oakey Blvd., Las Vegas.

Barela, Beverly H.
Beverly H. Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 2012 - Beverly H. Barela, 33, Antonito, Oct. 11. Romero, Alamosa.

Barela, Christine Y.
Christine "Tina" Y. Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2008 - Christine "Tina" Y. Barela, 41, passed away Nov. 17, 2008, in Colorado Springs. She is survived by her four children, Daniel, Jeremy, Travis and Sean Barela. Also survived by her life partner, Maureen Minder; and her brother, Gilbert Barela Jr.; her sisters, Yvonne Kirschner and Paula Barela; and her mother, Evelyn Barela. She also is survived by three grandchildren; and by numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Gilbert Barela Sr. Memorial Mass, 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, St. Mary Church, Pueblo.

Barela, David Phillip
David Phillip Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 2013 - David Phillip Barela, 84, born May 26, 1928, passed away Feb. 28, 2013. He was a Civil Service gardner. Survived by sons, Lee S. Diamond and David Barela Jr.; and daughters, Rebecca Reeves and Eva Marie Barela. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. March 9, 2013, at Cappadona Funeral Chapel.

Barela, Evelyn L.
Evelyn L. Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 2010 - Evelyn L. Barela, 77, passed away Feb. 22, 2010. She was born Feb. 15, 1933, in Milwaukee, Wis., to the union of Edward and Gladys (Hess) Ryan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert C. Barela Sr.; and a daughter, Tina. Evelyn retired from Sears, Roebuck and Co. She was a member of the American Legion. She enjoyed family gatherings, especially spending quality time with her grandchildren, who were her pride and joy. Evelyn is survived by her children, Yvonne (Michael) Kirchner, Gil (Darla) Barela, Paula (Anna) Barela; siblings, Robert (Peg) Ryan and Jimmy (Pam) Ryan, both of Milwaukee, Wis., eight grandchildren, six great- grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Friday, with funeral Mass to follow at 10 a.m., both services at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Barela, Francisco X.
Francisco X. Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - March 6, 2009 - Francisco X. Barela, 72, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 3, 2009. Preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Maclovia Barela; sister, Sr. Mary Hillary, S.O.M.; and brother, Joe Barela Jr. Survived by his sisters, Elma Cordova, Anna Marie Griego; three sons; his Shar-Pei, Cordy; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Inurnment, Fort Lyons National Cemetery.

Barela, Joe L.
Joe L. Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - November 2, 2010 - Joe L. Barela, 78, passed away Oct. 30, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nellie Barela; children, Charlene (Steve) Storie, Christine (Jim) Williams, Anthony (Dawn) Barela, Tim (Christine) Barela; brothers, Joe M. and Charlie Barela; sister, Marie Manzanares; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Joe served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of Holy Family Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, Holy Family Church. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Barela, Joe W.
Joe W. Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 2009 - Joe W. Barela of Los Angeles, Calif., formerly of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 15, 2009. Preceded in death by his parents, Anastacio and Felipita Barela; brother-in-law, Frank Torres; and sister-in-law, Anna Barela. Survived by his brother, Alfonso Barela; sisters, Angie (Joseph) Bernal, Lucy (John) Torres, Alice Torres and Mary (John) Passerelli; special niece and caretaker, Kathy (Jesse) Valdez; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Joe was a very meek and humble man. He was very content with life and enjoyed biking and mountain hiking. Joe was able to come home to Pueblo to be with his family, who helped him find the Lord and enter into his eternal home. He never complained and in his own meek way he took the bull by the horns when it came to life and its challenges. He retired from Schawk Printing in Los Angeles, Calif., after 24 years. Special thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and his special caregivers. Viewing prior to service. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday, July 20, 2009, Romero Chapel. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Special thanks to Romero Funeral Home and staff.

Barela, Jordan Benjamin
Jordan Benjamin Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2013 - Jordan Benjamin Barela, 23, went with his angels home on Feb. 17, 2013. He lived and attended school in Vineland until he was 16. He will be deeply missed by those his life and love touched. Jordan was born Sept. 23, 1989, in Colorado Springs. He is survived by his mother, Karen Stonebrink (Joe Marquez), Pueblo; father, Charles (Cindy) Barela, Cheyenne, Wyo.; beloved sister, Kyley Barela; and brother, Nathan Barela, both of Cheyenne; grandparents, Jackie Stonebrink and Darrell Stonebrink, both of Loveland, Charles and Dorinda Barela of Colorado Springs; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandma and angel, Lyn Stonebrink. Memorial service, noon on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Schrader Chapel in Cheyenne, Wyo. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dream Weavers of Pueblo or Colorado Bluesky Enterprises in Jordan' s name.

Barela, Julia A.
Julia A. Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - September 1, 2009 - Julia A. Barela, born Jan. 10, 1921, a longtime resident of Belmont Senior Care Center, passed away on Aug. 29, 2009. Rosary, 4 p.m. today, by the Carmelita' s and 5 p.m. today, by the Sacred Heart Society at Romero Chapel, San Luis. Rosary, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both at Sangre de Cristo Catholic Church, San Luis. Interment, San Luis Cemetery, San Luis, Colo.

Barela, Leroy J.
Leroy J. Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - January 3, 2013 - Leroy J. Barela, 69, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 30, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Bertha Barela; sister, Norma J. Maes; and brother, Eddie Barela. Leroy is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Maria J. Barela; sons, Don (Sandy) Barela and Alan (Pauline) Vigil; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; siblings, Rose (Eddie) Aguilar and Joe (Lori) Barela; brother-in-law, Lee Maes; sister-in-law, Regina Barela; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, both at Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Barela, Madlyn
Madlyn (Gomez) Barela - Trinidad Times Independent - March 26, 2011 - Madlyn (Gomez) Barela, 68, passed away unexpectedly March 24, 2011 in Denver. She was born Oct. 21, 1942, at Resago, Colo. to Edwardo and Manuelita (Lopez) Gomez. She attended Sopris Schools. Madlyn was retired and had worked at numerous jobs. She was a self taught seamstress, sewing blankets, purses, baby bibs, dresses, pillows, and many other items. She was welcomed home to Heaven by her son Albert, who passed away at 10 years of age. Madlyn loved her children, grandchildren and family. She enjoyed going to second hand stores, traveling, sewing, gardening, spending time with her grandchildren, visiting with family, brothers, sisters, and friends. She was spontaneous, she loved to do things on the spur of the moment, She enjoyed being a volunteer for seniors. Madlyn lived her life to the fullest. She was loved and will sadly missed by those who were fortunate to know her. Madlyn was a loving, giving person. She was also proceeded in death by parents Edwardo and Manuelita Gomez, sister Margaret Roybal, Emma Apodaca, (brothers) Louie, Earnest, Richard and infant Anthony Gomez. She is survived by a daughter, Mandy Barela, a son Jonathan (Jenny) Rios, grandchildren Ethan, Shayla, Cayden, and Geo, of Denver, sisters Dora Lovato, Barbara Lovato, of Trinidad, brothers Charles (Jane) Gomez, Joe (Cindy) Gomez, of Denver, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Barela, Mary Matilde
Mary Matilde Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 2009 - Mary Matilde Barela, born Aug. 2, 1931, died Sept. 9, 2009. Homemaker, Colorado Springs resident. Survived by her husband, David P.; two daughters, Eva Barela and Becky Reeves; and two sons, Leroy ' Lee'  Diamond and Dave Barela. Memorial service, 6 p.m. Thursday, Cappadona Funeral Home, 1020 E. Fillmore St., Colorado Springs.

Barela, Maximino
Maximino "Max" Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - July 8, 2009 - Maximino "Max" Barela, 76, passed away July 5, 2009. Preceded in death by his parents, and brother. Survived by his wife of 25 years, Lillian Barela; children, Karl Barela, Jacque (Alex) Barela, Gordon (Barbara) Barela, Michael (Trudie) Finn, Debbie (Fred) Johnson; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, three brothers and three sisters. Max retired from service at the Pueblo Army Depot and was an avid golfer. Viewing, 9 a.m. Thursday; rosary recitation, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, with funeral Mass to follow at 10 a.m., all at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home. Please note time change.

Barela, Nancy G.
Nancy G. Barela - Huerfano Journal - July 8, 2010 - Nancy G. Barela, 58, of Augusta, Georgia went to be with the Lord on June 24, 2010. She was born in Walsenburg, Colorado on November 9, 1951. After following her husband in his military career, the family settled in Augusta where Nancy worked for JC Penney over 20 years. Nancy had great love and devotion to our Lord and all her family. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was dearly loved by all whose lives she touched. Nancy is survived by her beloved husband Bob; beloved sons Rick and Rob (Rebecca) Barela; adored grandchildren whom she loved dearly, Jessica and Christopher Barela. She is also survived by her brother Leroy (Sue) Valdez; sisters Rosemary Bellah, Orlena Montoya and Louise (Bob) Steffani; brothers and sisters-in-law Jim, Gene and Dan (Vela) Barela, Dave (Teresa) Sanchez, Cathy (John) Jasdzewski, Doris (Jim Gonzales) Barela of Las Vegas, NV, Stella (Hugh) French, Helen Barela; and numerous nephews, nieces, and other relatives. Nancy is preceded in death by her parents Oscar and Rose Valdez; in-laws Joe and Stella Barela, Henry Montoya, Walter Bellah, Lawrence, Lorraine and Martha Barela; nephew Danny Steffani; nieces Orlena Montoya, Jamie Bobian and Alysa Rodriguez. Services were held June 29, 2010 in Augusta Georgia.

Barela, Regina Maria
Regina Maria Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 2010 - Regina Maria ' Mary'  Barela. Born to the union of Mr. and Mrs. Enrique Cisneros. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe A. Barela Sr.; grandson, Andrew Maes; and granddaughter, Bobbi Jo Barela. Survived by her granddaughter and caretaker with whom she made her home, Angela Anaya; children, Frank Barela Sr., Loretta (Michael) Anaya, Anthony Barela, Alvin (Sharon) Barela, Linda (Kenny) Barela, Joseph (Peggy) Barela, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pacheco, Andrew (Pierrette) Barela; numerous grandchildren; great- grandchildren; and one great-grandson on the way; sisters, Sophie Gonzales and Rose Griego; also numerous extended family throughout Colorado and New Mexico. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Barela, Victoria
Victoria Barela - The Chronicle-News - August 31, 2009 - Victoria M. Barela, age 87, passed away at home on August 26, 2009. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, August 31, 2009 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Monday, August 31, 2009 at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bargas, Daniel
Daniel ' Dan'  Bargas - Pueblo Chieftain - October 6, 2011 - Daniel ' Dan'  Bargas, 79, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at his home in Lakewood, Colo. Born in Pueblo, Colo., in 1932, to Joaquin and Tomasa Bargas, he was a loving and dedicated son and brother who excelled academically. Dan was awarded one of the first ever Hispanic academic scholarships to the University of Colorado. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1950 -1953. Dan had an extraordinary mind and unique vision. He used his talents as an electrical engineer for many years and began his own business, Joaquin Manufacturing, in 1979. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna (Madrid); and brother, James Bargas. He is survived by his wife, Yuliya (Yakovleva); sisters and brother, Alice (Bargas) Cruz, Connie (Bargas) Gomez, Esther (Bargas) Romero, Pete Bargas and Helen (Bargas) and Joe Quintana; six children and their spouses, Michael and Teresa (Weigel) Bargas, Annette (Bargas) and John Hudspeth, Mark and Dawn (Muller) Bargas, Robin (Bargas) Yarbrough, Deanna (Bargas) and Dino Delpiccolo and Paul Bargas; 14 grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. Dan' s generosity, dry wit, and wisdom will be greatly missed by his family, friends and colleagues. A funeral service will be held at noon Saturday, Oct. 8, at Crown Hill Mortuary. Viewing will be at 11 a.m.

Bargas, Tomasa
Tomasa Bargas- Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 2004 - Tomasa Bargas, 102, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord on June 13, 2004. She was born Dec. 29, 1901, in Irapuato, Mexico. Preceded in death by her husband, Joaquin; son, James; and brothers and sisters. Survived by children, Alice Cruz, Consuelo (Alfonso) Gomez, Esther Romero, Dan (Yulia) Bargas, Pete (Liz) Bargas and Helen (Joe) Quintana; also survived by 30 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren, numerous great-great-grandchildren and numerous other family members. She enjoyed crocheting and her family. Visitation, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 6 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday; both at Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Barger, Graham Clarence
Graham Barger - Trinidad Times Independent - April 24, 2012 - Graham (Clarence William) Barger, 80, died Friday, March 30, 2012, in Pueblo. He was born in Belen, N.M., on May 2, 1931, to Wayne and Mary Barger. Graham served in the Navy during the Korean War. He married Alberta Dahl in November 1957 and lived in Trinidad for 38 years. Graham was a Prudential Insurance Company sales manager from 1963 to 1991. He was a member of the Trinidad Elks Lodge No. 181 for many years, holding several offices, and was Exalted Ruler in 1986-87. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and reading. Graham was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by Alberta, his wife of 54 years; sons Wayne (Karen) Barger of Durango; Richard Barger (David Eichholtz) of Santa Fe, N.M.; grandchildren Christopher (Stephanie) Barger of Mancos; Matthew Barger of Durango; and great-grandchild Brady Barger of Mancos. He is also survived by sisters Betty Gayle (Joe) Boyle and Patricia (Wayne) Thomas. A memorial service for Graham will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home, 335 E. Main St., in Trinidad, with Father Richard Becker officiating. Reception will follow at the Trinidad Elks Lodge. Inurnment will be at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers or food, those who wish may donate to the B.P.O. Elks, Trinidad Lodge No. 181 scholarship fund, 120 N. Maple St., Trinidad, CO 81082-2729, or to a charity of your choice. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Barger, John (Capt. Ret.)
John Barger - Pueblo Chieftain - September 1, 2012 - Law Enforcement Deaths - Air mission turns tragic - Sheriff' s deputy, retired cop killed in crash - A Pueblo County Sheriff' s deputy and a retired Pueblo police officer died Friday in a plane crash in the San Isabel National Forest. The duo had been surveilling the forest searching for illegal marijuana grows when their plane went down near St. Charles Peak, Sheriff Kirk Taylor said. ' We' re all pretty devastated,'  a dejected Taylor told the media late Friday. Officials did not release the names of the victims, but The Chieftain has learned they are Sheriff' s Capt. Leide DeFusco and John Barger, a retired police captain. DeFusco' s Facebook page was flooded with condolences and well-wishes for his family. His biography on the sheriff' s website said he was a 21-year law enforcement veteran with both the county and city. DeFusco was head of the patrol division, Colorado State University-Pueblo patrol and the narcotics unit. DeFusco was preparing to leave for the Federal Bureau of Investigation' s National Academy. Barger retired from the police department in 2009 after a 32-year career. He retired as captain of investigations. A flying enthusiast, Barger was piloting the plane when it went down. Merle Manweiler is a fellow pilot and friend who knew Barger well. ' John died doing the two things he loved most in life - being a cop and flying an airplane. That says it all,'  Manweiler said. ' The Pueblo airport won' t be the same without him.'  On Aug. 15, law enforcement raided two illegal marijuana plantations in the Wet Mountains. Barger and DeFusco were flying the mountain range searching for additional grows. Taylor said contact was lost with the airplane, a single-engine Piper Super Cruiser, about 9:40 a.m. At 7:11 p.m., rescue crews found the smoldering wreckage, about four or five miles below St. Charles Peak on national forest land in Custer County. Taylor said the plane wrecked in steep, rugged terrain and that as many as 60 search and rescuers from the sheriff' s office, Custer and Fremont counties, the forest service and FBI were on hand. A Flight for Life helicopter was used to locate the wreck and transport people into the crash area. ' I can tell you manpower was easy. With that much we could' ve moved the mountain,'  Taylor said. The cause of the wreck was not known. Taylor said investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board were expected to arrive this morning, when recovery efforts resume. Pueblo Chieftain - September 2, 2012 - Aviation Deaths - ' Not many guys like those two' - Law enforcement mourns loss from plane crash - Pueblo' s law enforcement community was in mourning and disbelief Saturday at the loss of two of their own in a plane crash. Kind, professional, dedicated, good-humored were words friends and colleagues used to describe Capts. Leide DeFusco and John Barger, who died when their plane went down Friday in the San Isabel National Forest. The men were surveilling forest in the Rye and San Isabel area for illegal marijuana grows. ' It' s going to leave such a void,'  former Pueblo Police Chief Jim Billings said. ' In the case of both men, they were just really dedicated to law enforcement. I knew them both to be very good friends. I had a lot respect for both of them, for being outstanding law enforcement professionals all around.'  DeFusco, 43, was a captain with the Pueblo County Sheriff' s Office and the police department before that, a career that spanned 22 years. He is survived by a wife and four children. Barger, 63, retired from the police department in 2009 after 32 years. Both worked together at the police department and had served on the department' s SWAT team, Barger as the unit' s captain and DeFusco as an officer. Charlene Graham is a bureau chief with the sheriff' s office and a former deputy chief with the police department. She worked with both men throughout her lengthy career. ' I' m going to miss the heck out of them,'  Graham said. ' Both of them, they were tactical people. They were the run-and-play kind of officers. They always wanted to get in on the action. I would go into any tactical situation with them.'  Graham said both men had warm spots for their families. ' ' One night I called Leide at home about something and I said ' Can you talk?' He says ' Well I' m brushing (his daughter) Amanda' s hair. Can I call you in about five minutes?' I mean, here' s this tactical guy brushing his little girl' s hair. He was truly a family man.' ' Barger was a prankster who had fun with his colleagues, Graham said, but he also was giving. On numerous occasions he donated free plane rides to be auctioned off for the Boys & Girls Club, an organization Graham works with. ' ' I cant' tell you how many free plane rides he gave me for Boys & Girls Club. He never took a penny for it. He said ' I enjoy flying and I' m happy to do it,' ' ' Graham said. Eric Bravo is a captain with the police department who worked with DeFusco and Barger. ' There' s not many guys like those two in law enforcement today. It' s a hard thing for everyone to deal with,'  he said. ' Leide, he was just a heck of a nice guy. He' d pick up the phone in the middle of the night and do whatever you needed. John, he was a man' s man. Back in the day, he was probably one of the toughest guys down (at the department). Both of them were just great guys, certainly going to be missed by everyone who knew them.'  DeFusco was head of the sheriff' s patrol division, Colorado State University-Pueblo patrol and the narcotics unit. In the latter, DeFusco was one of the key figures in the Aug. 15 raid on two illegal pot grows near San Isabel. The bust, which yielded 13,735 plants, is the largest in Pueblo County history and one of the biggest ever in the state. As follow up, DeFusco and Barger, a pilot, were searching for additional grows Friday in the Wet Mountains. ' Actually, John was due in to my dad' s shop (Saturday) to work on some parts for the plane he was building,'  Bravo said. ' He always referred to my dad as Mr. Bravo. That was the level of respect he had for his elders.'  Juan Espinosa, a former editor and crime reporter for The Pueblo Chieftain, knew Barger professionally and personally. ' I knew John as head of narcotics unit and head of investigations. He was always straightforward and helpful. He' d help you do your job, if it was something he could do,'  Espinosa said. Barger took Espinosa flying once to capture aerial footage for the ' Song of Pueblo Oratorio,'  an entertainment production Espinosa is involved with in his retirement. Barger' s name is listed in the production' s credits. ' ' It was at Jim Billings' retirement party where I saw John, and we had both retired, and I told him about the ' Song of Pueblo' and he told me about his flying. I told him I' d love some pictures from the air and one day I got a call from John Barger and he says ' Let' s go flying,' ' ' Espinosa recalled. ' We flew over the same area John was flying in Friday. We flew over Pueblo, the Wet Mountains, the Sand Dunes, the San Luis Valley. It' s just tragic. He even discussed his strategy if he encountered trouble in (the mountains). It' s just bizarre. When I fly again, it won' t be without thinking about John Barger.'  Espinosa said he and Barger had been planning a flight to Wyoming so he could shoot photos of Indian artifacts. Flying and law enforcement aside, Barger enjoyed boxing. He was a gold glove boxer who grew up in Oklahoma and Ordway. ' You wouldn' t think he was a boxer by looking at him (Barger was a slender 6-foot-5), but he could box,'  Bravo said. ' He sparred (Denver' s) Ron Lyle once and Lyle went on to fight Ali.'  DeFusco' s roots are in Pueblo law enforcement. His grandfather was a Pueblo cop from the 1940s through the 1960s, according to a police department yearbook. He has a brother and sister who are Pueblo police officers and his father-in-law, Gus Sandstrom, is a former Pueblo district attorney. Sandstrom posted this on his Facebook about De-Fusco and Barger: ' Leide DeFusco was my friend, my son-in-law and a great father. He loved his role as a law enforcement officer. John Barger, too, was a career officer who served because it was his dedication to duty. Please keep them in your prayers along with their wives and children.'  Billings recalled De-Fusco' s personal approach and leadership as president of the police union. ' One of the things that really impressed me was when he served as union president, he was extremely professional and he would come in and talk and we always resolved issues just by sitting down and talking,'  Billings said. ' He always had the best interest of the officers in mind in everything he did.'  On Saturday DeFusco' s name was added to the Officer Down Memorial website. Pueblo Chieftain - September 2, 2012 - Bodies recovered from mountainside - Law enforcement spent Saturday recovering two of their own from plane wreckage in the San Isabel National Forest. Pueblo County Sheriff' s Capt. Leide DeFusco and retired Pueblo police Capt. John Barger died Friday when their plane, a single engine Piper Super Cruiser, went down in the Wet Mountains. The two had been searching for additional illegal marijuana plantations after two large grows were raided near San Isabel on Aug. 15. Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk Taylor said alpine teams, including coroners from Pueblo and Custer counties, were able to recover the bodies Saturday in steep, rugged terrain. ' We got them out, we recovered our people and now their families, and families in law enforcement, can put them to rest,'  Taylor said late Saturday. Numerous officers and family of the victims held a brief prayer service at the sheriff' s command post once the bodies were brought down. Taylor said the wreckage remained on the mountain and could be removed in the coming days. The wreck is about a mile from the Cisneros Trailhead. According to radio scanner traffic, officials with the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration had also arrived and began conducting their investigation. Preliminary results as to what may have caused the crash were not available. The men lost radio contact about 9:40 a.m. Friday. The wreckage was later discovered at 7:11 p.m. about four or five miles below St. Charles Peak. Pueblo Chieftain - September 3, 2012 - Capt. John Barger, (Ret.) Arrangements pending. Pueblo Chieftain - September 4, 2012 - Capt. John A. Barger (Ret.), 64, passed away unexpectedly Aug. 31, 2012, doing what he loved most. Survived by the love of his life, Terri Garcia; son, Bob (Karen) Barger, Pueblo; the children he raised, Jennifer (Sean) Maher, Pueblo, Richard Torres, Pamela Yuhas, Kenneth (Marshawn) Yuhas, Denver; sister, Carol (Alan) Turchan; grandchildren, Shalynn (Jordan) Spangler, Brittany Barger, Amber Barger, Brendan Maher and Micaela Maher; great-grandchildren, Cyrus, Logan and Amara Spangler; and many friends and colleagues. Preceded in death by his parents, Earl A. and Pauline Barger; aunt, Lee Barger; and cousin, Russ (Janet) Sammons. John was born April 17, 1948, in Goodland, Kan. He owned and operated an auto mechanic shop in Canon City and later joined the Canon City Police Department. He then joined the Pueblo Police Department and retired as a police captain after a 32-year career. In his early years, he enjoyed Golden Gloves Boxing. His passion was flying aircraft. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A celebration of John' s life, 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, 31001 Magnuson Ave. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to PAWS for Life, through the funeral home. Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 2012 - Fallen officer honored - Small airplanes could be heard Monday flying over the final tribute to pilot and retired police Capt. John Barger. In a large aircraft hangar near the one he used in life, Barger was remembered in death as a gentle giant, a loyal friend and a policeman's policeman who died too soon. An airplane he built sat just outside the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum where a crowd of 500 people gathered in a show of affection mixed with grief and joy. Barger, 64, was killed Aug. 31 when the airplane he was flying crashed in the San Isabel National Forest.

Barickman, Harlie Taylor
Harlie Taylor Barickman - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2013 - 9-year-old girl killed in accident - Harlie Barickman, 9, was killed in an accident on private property in Rye today. Barickman was out gathering wood with her family when she was struck by a truck, according to Lisa Shorter, spokesman for the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office. Shorter said Barickman was asked to retrieve the family dog. The driver of the truck pulled forward in about three to four inches of snow and heard a dog "yelp." The driver exited the vehicle to see what the noise was and found Barickman unconscious on the ground. The parties on scene attempted CPR and Flight for Life was dispatched but the girl was pronounced deceased by paramedics. No arrests are expected and alcohol is not a factor in the accident, according to Shorter. Pueblo County Coroner James Kramer identified Barickman when he arrived on scene. Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home - March 15, 2013 - Harlie Taylor Barickman, 9, born Jan. 8, 2004, was taken too soon on March 10, 2013. Harlie was a 3rd grader at Rye Elementary School where her favorite times of day were math, learning cursive, and recess. She loved playing outside in the mountains, feeding her pet fox, singing too loudly, riding ATVs, and playing with her dog and best friend, Oakley, and her American Girl doll, Holly. What she loved most was bringing her entire family together to celebrate holidays. Harlie, the glue that holds her family together, will be remembered for her free spirit and spunk. She is survived by her loving parents, Kimberley and Kim Barickman; grandmother, Joyce Smith; grandfather, Ken Shollenbarger; siblings, Brooke (Jason) Flower, Brittney Barickman, Ruby Barickman, Kolby Burkhardt, and Casey Burkhardt; aunts and uncles: Kevin (Joan) Barickman, Lora (Lloyd) Brown, Todd (Adina) Shollenbarger, Helen (Ron) Eller; cousins, Bailey Brown, Connor Barickman, Jessica Eller, Jared Eller; the Donato and Wilson families; and numerous friends. Service, 1 p.m. Friday, March 15, Family Worship Center, 3800 Parker Blvd, Pueblo, CO. Reception to follow. Private family interment, Brookside Cemetery, Rye. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Rye Elementary School, 8120 Hwy. 165 West, Rye, CO 81069, for an outdoor project in Harlie's honor.

Barickman, Martha Marie
Martha Marie (Williams) Barickman - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2011 - Martha Marie (Williams) Barickman passed away peacefully on June 8, 2011, at the age of 92. Born on July 27, 1918, to Ruby and Dorey Williams, Martha was a Pueblo native and graduate of Centennial High School. In 1940, she married Frank Barickman and they had two sons, Kevin and Kim. A few years later, Martha and Frank opened a sweets and soda shop called ' The Corn Cottage,'  where they made the best chocolate malts and popcorn balls in town. Employed by Prudential Insurance for 25 years, Martha was a hard worker who always made time for things she loved, like entertaining friends and family and Jeep rides to Beulah. She will be remembered for her witty sense of humor, beautiful red hair and making the best of every day. Martha will be reunited in heaven with her parents; husband; sister, LaVora Wilson; and favorite dog, Fonzie, a.k.a. ' The Fonz.'  Martha' s legacy will live on through her sister, Patty (Rico) Donato; son, Kevin (Joan) Barickman; son, Kim (Kim) Barickman; and five grandchildren, Brooke (Jason) Flower, Connor Barickman, Brittney Barickman, Ruby Barickman and Harlie Barickman. A public viewing from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Monday. Funeral service honoring her life, 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 13, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Parkview Medical Foundation or YMCA of Pueblo through the funeral home.

Barison, Erma
Erma Barison - Herald and News - July 3, 2010 - Erma Barison went to the arms of our Lord Jesus on June 28, 2010. Erma passed peacefully in her sleep. She was born in La Veta, Colo., on Sept. 28, 1922, to Victoria and Toribio De Jesus Rodriquez. She married Louis O. Moreno and moved to Dorris, Calif., from Colorado. They had seven children. Later, they divorced and Erma re-married on April 1, 1985, to Albert Barison. They were married for many happy years. Erma enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, crocheting, and bowling with the Bowling Babes until her health made it impossible. Survivors include her sisters, Dora Quintana of La Veta and Elsie Rudell of Lincoln Park, Mich.; brothers, Leroy Rodriquez of Walsenburg, Colo., and Ruben J. and Dolores Rodriquez of Pueblo, Colo.; sons and their wives, Michael W. Moreno, Louis and Dorothy Moreno of Klamath Falls, Ore., John and Christine Moreno of Sacramento, Calif., Orlando and Barbara Moreno of Houston, Texas; daughters and their husbands, Carmen and Michael Reynolds of Klamath Falls, Marie and the late Monty Shearer of Klamath Falls; grandchildren, Selena Masten and Michael Moreno Jr., Teresa and Steven Kelly, Louis and Crystal Moreno, Laura and Richard Hilton, Victoria and Aron Pratt, Debbie Nelson and Eric, Michelle and Christopher Boyle, Robert and Brynn Reynolds, Lindsey and Lisa Moreno, Kenneth and Chelsea Shearer, Cheryl and Chad Jolly, Bobby and Heather Shearer, Ashley Shearer and fiancΓ©e Josie; 21 great-grandchildren; and many very dear friends. A very special thank you to Eldorado Heights Assisted Living Community that made the last year of mom's life very comfortable and happy. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Elroy Rodriquez and Manuel Rodriquez, infant daughter, Rose Marie Moreno, husband, Albert Barison, and son in-law, Monty Shearer.

Barkella, James
James Barkella - Wray Rattler - July 2, 1914 - Blast Wrecks Aguilar Mine; 1 Dead - Aguilar - One man was killed and several others are reported to have been seriously injured in an explosion of gas in the Royal mine of the National Fuel Company here. James Barkella, 35, a shot firer, is reported dead. Ignition of a gas pocket in the mine from the discharge of powder is believed to have been responsible for the explosion. Smoke and flame belched several minutes from the mouth of the tunnel. The fire was extinguished according to reports.

Barker, Charles Wendell
Charles Wendell Barker - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 2009 - Charles Wendell Barker, 69, passed away Nov. 18, 2009, at his home in Pueblo, Colo. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Martha Jane (Lardner) Barker; and by his parents, Jess and Sylvia Barker. He is survived by his children, Sylvia Couey, Stuart (Denise) Barker, Stacy (Deanna) Barker; stepchildren, James (Tina) Lardner and Anna (Jerry) Ciordia; and sister, Mary Lou (Marvin) Gash. He was a devoted grandfather to his numerous grandchildren and step-grandchildren. Charles retired from the United States Air Force after 20 years of much devoted service with numerous achievements and awards. Charles attended Ascension Episcopal Church. He was a very active Christian and was involved in many of the church's outreach programs. Two programs especially close to his heart were the Prison Fellowship Ministry and the Angel Tree Ministry (children of incarcerated parents). At his request, there will be no viewing and cremation was done by Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, Ascension Episcopal Church, 18th and Grand, with the Rev. Andrew McMullen officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Ascension Episcopal Church Angel Tree Program, 420 W. 18th St., Pueblo, Colo., 81003. .

Barker, Elsie
Elsie Barker - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 2011 - Elsie Barker joined our Heavenly Father on March 14, 2011, at the age of 91. She was born on Jan. 11, 1920, in Pueblo, Colo., to John and Mary Gruden. Elsie graduated from Central High School and took a job in Walsenburg. While in Walsenburg, she met John J. Barker. They were married on May 18, 1940, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Pueblo. Together, they built their home in Pueblo and started a family. Soon after they were married, they welcomed a baby boy, John R. Barker. Elsie was a hard worker and was never afraid to jump in and help out with any job. She was always proud to tell the story of roofing their home the day she gave birth to their second child, Sharon (Kidd) Barker. Elsie worked in the judicial system as a deputy clerk for the Justices of the Peace and stayed on as Clerk of the County Court. Elsie was very proud of her Slovenian heritage and enjoyed cooking recipes passed down by her family. She also was known for her talent as a seamstress. She continued to sew and make alterations until very recently. Elsie also was a proud Grey Lady volunteer at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center for the past 38 years. She is survived by her son, John R. Barker; grandchildren, John Barker Jr., Carol (Dave) Cosby, Joe (Erin) Barker, Laurie (Charles) Meili, Janine (Scott) Vinsonhaler, Ted (Vicki) Speier, Jim (Tina) Barker and 15 great-grandchildren. Elsie was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Barker; daughter, Sharon Kidd; sister, Dorothy Petersen; and daughter-in-law, Jayrene Barker. A celebration of life will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church, 10 a.m. Friday, March 18, 2011. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers or food, please make a donation to the Alzheimer' s Association or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in care of the funeral home. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Barker, Terry
Terry Barker - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2010 - Terry Barker, 64, Hagerman, N.M., formerly of Pueblo, March 5. Terpening & SoncqMortuary, Artesia, N.M.

Barkhoefer, William Clayton
William Clayton Barkhoefer - Davis Mortuary - October 25, 2012 - William Clayton Barkhoefer was born in Great Falls, Montana on May 6, 1941. The family moved to Kodiak, Alaska in 1949. Bill loved the Alaskan outdoors and was an avid hunter and sport fisherman. He graduated from Kodiak High School in 1960 and attended both the University of Montana and the University of Alaska. Bill was the manager of Sutliff's Hardware Store in Kodiak for several years. He moved to California in 1966. Bill served in the Army during the Vietnam War. After his discharge, he moved to Colorado and worked as a private contractor in the construction industry. He returned to Alaska each summer for more than 20 years to commercial fish in the salmon and king crab industries. Bill had a love for animals and was an active participant in local animal rescue organizations. He spent his free time caring for animals in need, providing shelter, food and finding them good adoptive homes. Bill was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Marie Simmons and father Edwin Henry Barkhoefer. He is survived by his brothers Edward "Ted" Barkhoefer, Tom Barkhoefer, sisters Lori Galloway and Penny Cummings as well as several close and caring friends in Pueblo. Cremation has taken place. Private services will be held. Memorial donations may be sent in his memory to PAWS for Life, 800 N. Pueblo Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81003. Bill fought a long battle with courage and optimism. At Bill's request, his ashes will be scattered at sea, next summer, near Kodiak, Alaska.

Barkley, Charles R.
Charles R. Barkley - Pueblo Chieftain - February 1, 2012 - Charles R. Barkley, 75, passed away Jan. 29, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Donna; children, Greg Barkley and Raeann (Mike) Ast; grandson, Kyle Ast; sister, Joyce Thomas; brother, Marvin (Rosalee) Barkley; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cindy. Charles retired from US West in 1989 after 30 years of service and was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie #145. Memorial service 10 a.m. Friday at Imperial Chapel, with interment in Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Barkley, John F.
John F. Barkley - Denver Evening Post - March 29, 1897 - John Barkley, one of the old pioneers, died here yesterday. He was 64 years old and has lived 24 years in Pueblo. He established the first dry goods store here on the South Side. He leaves a wife and six grown daughters with several grand-children. He will be buried tomorrow at 2 o' clock. Rocky Mountain News - March 29, 1897 - John Barclay Dead - Old Resident of Pueblo Succumbs to Pneumonia - Pueblo, Colo., March 28 - John F. Barclay, one of the well known old residents of Pueblo, died early this morning quite suddenly from an attack of pneumonia. Mr. Barclay had lived in Pueblo for over twenty years, and for the last ten years had been retired from active business. He leaves a wife and six children. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Barclay had quite an interest in war history and since his arrival in Pueblo has been identified with various projects for the city' s interest. Denver Evening Post - March 29, 1897 - Swing Around the Circle - John F. Barkley, a pioneer merchant and citizen of Pueblo, died yesterday.

Barkley, Mary Dell
Mary Dell Barkley - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1939 - Mary Dell Barkley - At family home, 32 Carlile Place, Friday. Sister of Mrs. F. L. Johnson, Glendale, Calif., Mrs. W. A. Stewart, Denver, Colo.; Mrs. D. K. Dunton, Mrs. J. F. Chapman and Miss Harriet Barkley, Pueblo. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Life-long member of the St. Paul Methodist church. Also member of Pueblo chapter, D.A.R. and a charter member of Delta Kappa Gamma. Miss Barkley will lie in state at the Rouch funeral home Friday from 7 p.m. until noon Saturday. Services will be held in the St. Paul Methodist church at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, with the Rev. John L. Spargo officiating, Interment Roselawn.

Barklow, Edward
Edward Barklow - Pueblo Indicator - January 30, 1932 - Edward Barklow, 71, of 1209 Claremont avenue, died of heart disease the 21st. He had been an employe at the steel works the past 28 years. He is survived by his widow, a son and a daughter.

Barksdale, Anita
Miss Anita Barksdale - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2012 - Miss Anita Barksdale, 91, passed away Jan. 6, 2012. She is survived by nephews, Ronald Garrett of the Dominican Republic and Charles (Raananna) Barksdale of Columbus, Ohio. Anita was preceded in death by her parents, Charles E. and Stella Barksdale; sister, Laverne (Garrett) Edwards; brother, Edwin Barksdale; and nephews, Kenneth Garrett and Roger Barksdale. As a young girl, she moved from Oklahoma to Pueblo, where she lived until just before her 92nd birthday. At her request, cremation with no viewing. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to World Vision through the funeral home office.

Barnaby, Margaret B.
Margaret B. Barnaby - Great Bend Tribune - April 19, 2007 - Margaret B. Barnaby, 94, Great Bend, died April 17 at Arbor Manor in Spring Arbor, Mich. She was born in 1912, on a farm near Kiowa. A lifelong resident of Great Bend, she was a retired saleslady from Sears, Roebuck and Company and J.C. Penney Company. She married J. Ray Barnaby in Lyons on July 7, 1936. He died March 31, 1993. Mrs. Barnaby was a member of the First Christian Church, Central Kansas Medical Center Auxiliary and R.S.V.P. She was a dedicated volunteer all of her life. Her volunteer work included the Joy Group of the church, the gift shop at Central Kansas Medical Center, American Red Cross, Lady Elks, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Park Elementary School. Mrs. Barnaby was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed playing bridge, gardening and walking. Survivors include two sons, Dennis Barnaby and wife Carolyn of Clark Lake, Mich., and Richard Barnaby and wife Deborah of Emporia; one daughter, Judith Howard and husband Tom of Colorado City, Colo.; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Claude Downtain, F.P. ' Ted'  Downtain and Oscar D. Downtain, Jr.; and four sisters, Pearl Thomas, Clair L. Sloan, Susan M. Cromer and Dorothy Hager. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend, with the Rev. William F. Johnson officiating. Burial will be at the Great Bend Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church in care of the funeral home. Funeral arrangements provided by Bryan Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend, KS 67530.

Barndollar, Mary
Mary Barndollar - Denver Evening Post - March 18, 1897 - Mrs. Barndollar Dead - Widow of the Pueblo Man Who Was Murdered - Pueblo, March 18 - Mrs. Mary Barndollar died this morning at her home, corner of Court and Nineteenth streets. Her husband, W. J. Barndollar, on the 20th of March last year, was murdered in the street by hold-ups and was taken home dead at night. She has never recovered from the shock and as the anniversary of the sad event approached grew decidedly worse. This morning she announced that her heart was broken and then died.

Barnes, Annette
Annette Copley Barnes - The Lusk Herald - September 13, 2008 - Annette Copley Barnes, June 26, 1930 - September 5, 2008 - Annette Copley Barnes, age 78, of Lusk, died Sept. 5, 2008, at Niobrara Health and Life Center in Lusk. A funeral service was held at St. George' s Episcopal Church Sept. 9, 2008, with Father Cliff Moore officiating. Annette was born in Walsenburg, Colo. on June 26, 1930, to Oscar and Lila (Smith) Copley. She attended Arvada High School in Arvada, Colo. and the Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colo. On March 24, 1950, she married Don Barnes. Don and Annette moved to Lusk, Wyo. with their three children in 1964. Annette stayed at home with their children until 1975 when she went to work at the Lusk State Bank as a bank teller. Annette was active in her church, where she served on many committees. She was also an active member of P.E.O. Chapter I, Lusk and held many offices, including local and state president. Annette loved Lusk and her large and loving group of friends. She enjoyed playing bridge, visiting her grandchildren, gardening and traveling. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Barnes; her sisters, Clarice Joy Copley and Marjilyn Drysdale; and her parents, Oscar and Lila Copley. Survivors include her son, John Barnes and his wife Karen of Gillette, Wyo.; two daughters and their spouses, Jill and Tom Bramlet of Wheatland, Wyo.; and Jennifer and Chris Amend of Riverton, Wyo.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, John Copley of Spokane, Wash.; and many special friends. For those who wish, a memorial has been established in memory of Annette for a local P.E.O. scholarship or to St. George' s Episcopal Church. Donations may be sent to Pier Funeral Home at PO Box 569, Lusk, WY 82225. Pier Funeral Home of Lusk is in charge of arrangements.

Barnes, Clifford A.
Clifford A. Barnes - Pueblo Indicator - December 30, 1939 - Short Local Items - C. A. Barnes of 1128 Bragdon avenue, was found dead in his automobile parked in his garage December 26 with the gas turned on. Note: Clifford Barnes was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Pueblo, Colorado.

Barnes, Glenda
Glenda Barnes - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 2012 - Glenda Barnes, 69, Pueblo, June 17. Roselawn

Barnes, Jack (Rev. Dr.)
Rev. Dr. Jack Barnes - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2009 - Rev. Dr. Jack Barnes, 83, born Nov. 24, 1925; passed away, Jan. 17, 2009. He was preceded in death by wife, Betty; and son, David. He is survived by wife, Mollie; stepdaughters, Patreece Welser (Denny), Susan Hankle and Laurie Storad (Conrad); eleven step-grandchildren; 4 step-great-grandchildren; and sister, Audry Hinks (Bill). He was a member of VFW and American Legion. Jack was a former art teacher and enjoyed painting and sketching. He was a veteran of World War II, a pastor for the Methodist church serving many churches in Ohio. He served his church, "Chapel of Hope," which he started. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, First United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church. Funeral arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Barnes, Marvin
Marvin Barnes - Pueblo Chieftain - January 2, 2011 - Marvin Barnes, 81, born Dec. 28, 1929, in Penrose, Colo., to the union of Eugene and Velma Barnes, passed away Dec. 29, 2010, in Pueblo, Colo. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Myrna; in-laws, Sam and Rose Martellaro; and his grandmother, Etta Young, who raised him. Marvin is survived by his wife, Vita of 60 1/2 years; daughter, Yvonne (Mike) Spinuzzi; son, Eugene (Tina) Barnes; six grandchildren, Michael Spinuzzi of Lewisville, Texas, Leanne (Matthew) Brighi of Greeley, Colo., David (Ashley) Barnes, Chris (Katy) Barnes, Tiffany and Bethann Barnes, all of Arlington, Texas; seven great-grandchildren, Giana Brighi, Madilyn and Connor Spinuzzi, Keeley Barnes, Ethan, Tyler and Abbie Rhodes; brother-in-law, Joe (Linda) Martellaro; his last surviving aunt, Geneva Duncan; and his loyal caretaker, Minda Baca. Marvin retired after 23 years as a letter carrier. He was a past president of Eagles No. 145, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a Catholic convert, and helped build Christ the King Church as a founding member. The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Guy Kemling, Dr. Donald Luebke, their staffs, and the ER and medical staff of Parkview Medical Center. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, Christ the King Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Barnes, Wayne Alan Jr.
Wayne Alan Barnes Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2012 - Wayne Alan Barnes Jr., 51, a lifetime Puebloan, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on April 7, 2012. He worked in the construction field as a millwright, welder and laborer. ' Buck'  was a true cowboy. He was born Dec. 1, 1960, to proud parents, Wayne and Ellen (Prough) Barnes Sr. He enjoyed golf, was very active in Pueblo Billiards, loved fly fishing, hunting and collecting model cars. Buck is survived by his loving wife, Georgette (Ceolla) Barnes; his daughter, Shanna Barnes; his parents, Wayne and Ellen Barnes Sr.; brother, Darrell Barnes; four grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Memorial service, 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2012, King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood Lane.

Barnes, Yeattie Vonette
Yeattie Vonette Barnes - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2012 - Yeattie Vonette Barnes, 56, passed away, May 20, 2012, in Pueblo, Colo., with her family by her side. At her request, no service will be held, but family and friends will be received at the family homefrom2to 4p.m. on Saturday, May 26. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up in her honor at Pueblo Horizons Credit Union, 719-542-5773.

Barnett, Edith B.
Edith B. Barnett - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 2010 - Edith B. Barnett walked through the gates of heaven Nov. 10, 2010, welcomed by a host of family and friends, including her son, Pat. ' Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.'  Psalm 116:15. Edith was born to Anna Lucretia (Sloop) and H.O. Patterson on Sept. 15, 1920, near Weatherford, Okla. She attended schools in Weatherford, graduating from Southwestern College of Oklahoma in 1942. She was married to William Barnett on March 3, 1945, in Chicago, Ill. Continuing her education, she graduated with a Master' s Degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1953. Edith was an educator with a lifelong passion for learning and for teaching. She taught in several small Oklahoma towns before she and Bill moved their family to Pueblo to teach in District 60 from 1953 until her retirement in 1981. Edith was a woman of faith in Jesus Christ as her Savior. She was active in Baptist churches her entire adult life as a teacher and leader. She was also active in DU Chapter P.E.O., Delta Kappa Gamma, and other educational organizations. In her retirement years, she was a dedicated volunteer at the Assistance League' s Bargain Box, and was especially proud of the work she did for Operation School Bell. Edith was predeceased by her parents, five brothers, one sister, their spouses, and her beloved son, Pat. Surviving are her husband of 65 years, William Barnett; daughters, Virginia Lou (Randall) Gunther and Neta Sue (Dennis) Shearer; daughter-in-law, Becky (Steve) Hahn; grandchildren, Mandy (Larry) Anderson, Becky (Frank) Cortese, Beki (Chris) Harding, Robert (Ann) Gunther, Brian and David Barnett; great-grandchildren, Caden, Brayden and Aden Harding, Kylie and Jason Anderson, Ava and A.J. Cortese. Edith will be remembered for her generosity, her gracious hospitality, her passion for education, and her love for children. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Edith' s memory to Operation School Bell Assistance League of Pueblo, 515 North Chester Avenue, Pueblo, CO 81003. Edith' s family wishes to give a heartfelt thank you to the incredible staff at the Chateau at Sharmar for three years of loving care and to the staff at the Joni Fair Hospice House for extra ordinary care in her last few days. A celebration of her life and home going will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at T.G. McCarthy Chapel. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Psalm 136:1, ' Give thanks to the Lord for He is good. His love endures forever.'  Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Barnett, Grace D.
Grace D. Barnett - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 2010 - Grace D. Barnett, 92, was born Dec. 24, 1917, and passed away Aug. 26, 2010. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles T. Barnett. Survived by her daughter, Carolyn Chapman; special son to her, Gerald Zielinski; grandsons, Scott Chapman and Kevin Freeman; granddaughter, Heather (Tom) Whaley; great-granddaughter, Jayde Edmundson; nephews, Ronald and David Barnett and Lawrence Merten; nieces, Sue Magee and Mary Humphreys; grand-nephew, David Barnett; grand-nieces, Judy and Jennifer Barnett; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Grace retired from the Dietary Department of the Colorado State Hospital after 20 years of service. She was an avid crafter of everything. Her family meant more than anything else to her, and she would do anything for them. She attended Broadway Christian Church for 63 years. She had a great sense of humor and was a wonderful lady. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Barnett, Stephanie E.
Stephanie E. Barnett - Pueblo Chieftain - June 4, 2013 - Stephanie E. Barnett, 96, passed away May 31, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Mary Anzick; husband, Charles M. Barnett; son, Joseph Barnett; five brothers; four sisters; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson. She is survived by her sons, Charles (Audrey) Barnett and David (Kay) Barnett, both of Pueblo; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Stephanie was a lifetime member of St. Mary Catholic Church. She also was a member of KSKJ Lodge No. 7, Western Slavon Lodge, Slovenian Women' s Union of America. Viewing will be 3 to 6 p.m. today, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Barnhart, Lloyd V.
Lloyd V. "Buck" Barnhart - Pueblo Chieftain - November 24, 2009 - Lloyd V. "Buck" Barnhart died on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Pueblo. Though he was born to Rainey and Bertha Barnhart on Aug. 5, 1925, the ' birthday'  he actively celebrated was his open heart surgery on March 28, 2001. After that surgery, Dad's spirit soared and his heart was indeed "open.'  He was very proud to be 8 going on 9. Buck was the only student in his class at Belle Plain School for the first four years of his school career. He graduated from Centennial High School in 1943, and then served as a Marine in two wars: occupation duty in Japan in WWII and the Korean War. He graduated from Colorado A&M in 1950, where he met his first wife of 22 years, Nancy (Kumler) Martin. They have four sons, Craig (Anna), Bruce (Missy Rogers), Robin (Terri) and Ross (dear friend, Charles Hastings). In 1973, Buck married Gail (Weigel, Decker) and expanded the family to include her two children, Mike (Sue) Decker and Carolyn (Kelly) Burgess. He was married to Gail for his remaining 36 years. He placed family needs first and was proud of his six children, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. After college, he returned to Pueblo to join the family farm. The Barnharts were well-known for their labor-intensive trenched celery, which was considered a holiday delicacy. Grocery stores posted signs in their windows when they had it available. Old timers would stop by the "Celery House" on East Fourth Street to pick some up, and it was served in the Fred Harvey railroad dining cars and on the White House Thanksgiving table. In 1970, he sold the farm and started a career in sand and gravel, real estate, mineral rights appraisals and reclamation consulting. Buck founded the Barnhart Agency real estate office, and ran it from 1982 to 2004. The Barnhart cattle brand inspired the company motto ' your brand of people.'  He was awarded the 2006 Pueblo Association of Realtors Lifetime Achievement Award. In his later years, he said that he was old and rich enough to retire, but not smart enough. He finally came to his senses and retired in September of this year. Buck was an active community member, serving as a 4-H leader and TV commentator of the State Fair fat stock sale. He also was active in the regional and county planning commissions, Farm Bureau, chamber of commerce, Pueblo Association of Realtors, and served as secretary-treasurer of Booth Orchard Grove Ditch Co. Buck enjoyed climbing mountains and skiing, and passed his love of the mountains to his children. He also enjoyed travel, crossword puzzles and the Broncos. Buck had wisdom rooted in years of farm life and a gift of sharing it with few words at the most opportune times. He had a relentless optimism that served him and those around him as well. Above all, he embraced his family and friends with love, support and generosity. There will be no service. The family requests donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or either of the Pueblo animal shelters, in lieu of flowers.

Barnhart, Lucille G.
Lucille G. Barnhart - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 2009 - Lucille G. Barnhart, 84, passed away Jan. 16, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, James S. Barnhart; her mother, Lillie Reddington; grandson, Kenneth J. Barnhart; brothers, Norman, Wayne and Willard Grandell; sisters, Charlotte Venhor and Florence Leflay. She is survived by sons, Wesley R. Barnhart and Virgil R. (Deborah) Barnhart; grandchildren, Elizabeth Barnhart, Jody (Shannon) Robinson, Keith (Tisha Grabe) Barnhart; great-grandchildren, JoAnne Barnhart, Kenneth R. Barnhart, Wyatt Robinson, Peyton Barnhart, Desi Grabe and Kaitlynn Grabe; sister, Loretta Davies; brothers, Jimmy and Pete Reddington; and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday; and funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, both at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made in Lucy's memory to the Alzheimer's Association in care of the funeral home office. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Barnhart, Raney Lee Jr.
Raney Lee (Buddy) Barnhart Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 4, 2012 - Raney Lee (Buddy) Barnhart Jr., 67, passed away Oct. 30, 2012. He' s finally at rest and peace and not hurting anymore. Raney is survived by his mother, Olive Barnhart; sister, Mary (Gene) Wiant; nieces, Debbie Bieker, Rae Wiant and Darla Sue (Matt) Oreskovich; nephew, Brian (Gina) Wiant, several great and great-great nieces and nephews; plus many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Raney Sr.; and brother Billy. Celebration of life, 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Parkhill Christian Church, 1401 E. 7th St., Pueblo.

Barnhurst, Kathryn
Kathryn Barnhurst - Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 2013 - Kathryn Barnhurst, 63, Grand Junction, formerly of Pueblo, March 2, Callahan-Edfast, Grand Junction. Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 2013 - Kathryn Barnhurst, 63, passed away on March 2, 2013. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In case of inclement weather, service will begin at 9:30 a.m. at 4720 Surfwood Lane.

Baros, Anthony Daniel
Anthony ' Tony'  Daniel Baros - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 2012 - Anthony ' Tony'  Daniel Baros, 67, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 14, 2012. Viewing, 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Baros, Barbara
Barbara Baros - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2013 - Barbara Baros, 85, passed away Jan. 17, 2013. She was born May 24, 1927, in Hagerman, N.M.; to the union of John and Pedia Trujillo, both preceded her in death; along with her husband, Carlos Baros; and six siblings. Barbara was a very loving and giving person; she was a great mother, grandmother and neighbor. She loved to dance and listen to Spanish music, going to the segundas and yard sales. She enjoyed cooking for her family and was their backbone. Barbara is survived by her daughter, Rosalinda Sandoval; grandchildren, Linda (Gabriel) Mendoza, Richard Sandoval, Sandra (Joseph) Munoz, Eugene Sandoval and Alonzo (Felicia) Sandoval; 14 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, with Mass to follow at 10 a.m., both at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 611 Logan Ave. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Baros, Robert
Robert ' Bob'  Baros - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 2013 - Robert ' Bob'  Baros, 66, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 22, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Dolores Baros; step-daughter, Jeannie; and siblings, Orlando, Martin and Sophie. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Alice; children, Lisa (Rick) and Andrew; step-daughter, Anna (Ralph); eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ida and Theresa; nephews, Theodore and Shawn; nieces, Antoinette and Dino; and extended family and friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Baros, William A. Jr.
William A. Baros Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2011 - William A. Baros Jr., 18, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 12, 2011. He was preceded in death by his father, William A. Baros Sr.; grandmother, Winona Weinberger; and numerous other family members. William is survived by his mother, Nellie (Tim) Baros; brother, Mark (Cindy) Weinberger; sisters, BillieJo (Javier Silva Jr.) Baros, DustieRae (Robert Ayala) Baros and Brandi Baros; niece, Alexa; nephews, William, Raymond, Manuel Jr., Robert, George, Damian, Anthony and Nathaniel; grandparents, Ben and Magdalena Trujillo and Blas and Betty Baros; great-grandmothers, Mary Abeyta and Patsy Gomey; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, with rosary to follow at 6 p.m. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday; all at Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following the funeral service.

Barosa, Manuel
Manuel Barosa - Pueblo Indicator - June 21, 1930 - Canon City - A jury in District Court here found Alberto Sanchez, a convict at the Colorado state penitentiary, guilty of first degree murder for the death of Manuel Barosa, a fellow convict. The jury fixed the punishment, at life imprisonment. Sanchez killed Barosa last Dec. 22 by stabbing him with a knife.

Barr, Mildred
Mildred Barr - Lamar Daily News - May 21, 2008 - A celebration of Life for Lamar resident and former Canon City resident, Mildred Barr will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Riverside Cemetery. Visitation was held Monday, May 19, 2008 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Peacock Family Chapel. Mildred was born January 14, 1943 at Trinidad, Colorado to Raymond and Ruby (Johnson) Mosher and passed away at the age of 65 on May 16, 2008 at the Holly Nursing Home with her family by her side. Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Shirley Saxton; a brother, Larry Mosher and nephew Nathan Mosher. She is survived by a sister, Shirley J. Boyd of Wiley; brothers, Robert (Maxine) Mosher of Trinidad, Colo. and David (Karen) Mosher of Prior Lake, Minn. She is also survived by a son-in-law Don Saxton of Pueblo, Colo.; granddaughters, Stephanie and Christina as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other family. Arrangements were under the direction of the Peacock Family.

Barrack, Charles Murphy
Charles Murphy Barrack - Trinidad Times - June 29, 2006 - Charles Murphy Barrack died on Monday, June 26, 2006 at Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad. He was 87. Charles was born on October 10, 1918 to Sophia and Murphy Barrack in Trinidad. He attended Holy Trinity and graduated from high school in 1936. He attended the University of Notre Dame, graduating in 1940 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce. He then completed a year of post graduate study in business at the University of Colorado. He was united in marriage to Vivienne Genevieve Nicholas on September 14, 1941 in Enid, Oklahoma. During World War II, Charles served with the U.S. Army's 81st Wildcat Infantry Division in the Pacific and following the war was part of the Occupation forces. He returned to Trinidad and joined the family business, working with his father and brother Roger at Southern Motor Company on Elm Street, an automobile dealership and shop that had been established by Murphy Barrack in 1916. During his years as a Trinidad businessman, Charles was very active in the community. He served on Trinidad City Council, was a member of the Trinidad Planning Commission and the Trinidad Development Institute. He was president of the Trinidad Country Club, belonged to the Knights of Columbus, and was Commander of Fisher's Peak Post 984, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Charles was preceded in death by his wife Vivienne, daughter Mary, two brothers, Roger and Michael, and sister Sue Calabrese. Survivors include sister Helen Hume, daughters Miriam (James) Zappanti and Carol (Bruce) Emery, son David Barrack; grandsons Brian, Mark, and John Zappanti, and Rex Emery; granddaughter Carrie Ann (Randy) Stutz; great-granddaughter Brittany Zappanti; cousin Lorraine Azar, and other cousins, nieces and nephews. A prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 2, 2006 at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 3, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, with graveside services following at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of food or flowers, donations may be made to Holy Trinity Academy. The family may be contacted at 240 Saddle Rd., Trinidad.

Barrack, Jimel
Jimel Barrack - Albuquerque Journal - November 26, 2007 - Jimel Barrack, 90, of Albuquerque passed away peacefully on November 22, 2007. He is survived by his children, Connie Aden and husband, Hal, Nancy Cangiolosi and husband, Joe, Jimmy Barrack, Cynthia McGowan, Jun Barrack, and Darlene Black and husband, Bud; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and many loved nieces, nephews and cousins. Jimel was preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years, Evelyn. He served in the US Marine Corp. during World War II. During his life he worked in various capacities in the liquor industry in both Colorado and New Mexico. Jimel's Indian Jewelry was his last business endeavor before retirement. He had a love for golf, horse racing and sports. He will be greatly missed and will always be remembered as a great dad, grandfather, and friend. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Services will be held Tuesday November 27, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at French Mortuary Chapel 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109. Reception will follow at Glory Christian Fellowship at 2417 Wyoming Blvd. NE 87112. Burial will take place in Jimel's home town of Trinidad, Colorado. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jimel Barrack's name to The American Lung Association at 7001 Menaul Blvd. NE, 87110, 505-265-0732 or to GCF African Orphanage at 2417 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112 Aspen Funeral Alternatives 1935 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87112.

Barrall, Rosa H.
Rosa H. Barrall - Express-Times - April 9, 2004 - Rosa H. Barrall, 82, of Bath, died Tuesday, April 6, 2004, in Gracedale, Upper Nazareth Township. Born: September 8, 1921, in Bethlehem, a daughter of the late George and Ellen Trubler Trone. Personal: Her husband, George R., passed away January 12, 2004. She was employed by R & R Toy Factory for 15 years, retiring in 1986. Survivors: two sons, Wayne Longley of Nazareth and David Longley of Wind Gap; three daughters, Sheila Longley and Darlene Herring, both of Fla. and Donna Kornafel of N.C.; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Barrall; two brothers, Harvey Trone of Bradford, Colo. and Charles Trone of Whitehall, Pa.; a sister, Emma Parry of Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Shirley Ann, a stepdaughter, Mary Ann, three brothers, Theodore, Roy and Jacob, and a sister, Lillian. Services: A Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. Friday in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home Inc., Moorestown, Pa. Call 10 a.m. to time of service Friday in the funeral home. Memorials: to Great Shepherd Christian Fellowship Church, 975 Bender's Church Road, Pen Argyl, PA 18072.

Barrera, Mary G.
Mary G. Barrera - Trinidad Times Independent - April 18, 2013 - Mary G. Barrera (Nana), 92, went to be with the Lord April 13, 2013. She was born in Harding, N.M., to Bernardo and Raquel Garcia. She was preceded in death by parents, her husband Eugene and sons Joe and Richard. She is survived by son Ben (JoAnn) Barrera, daughter, Rose (Leroy) Baca, 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, four great- great-grandchildren. She is also survived by daughters-in-law Mary Esther Barrera, Roxanne Sandoval, special friend Bob Ruiz, brother Chris (Peggy) Garcia, sisters-in-law Mary Rivera, and Nora Garcia. She will be greatly missed by numerous relatives, friends and caregivers, Dr. Gregory Berens and staff of the Life Care Center of Pueblo. Scriptural Services and Rosary will be held Friday, April 19, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Jeremy Barron, Richard Barrera, Carlos Barrera, Brian Barrera, Joseph Rivas and Matthew Baca. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Barreras, Mary Bessie
Mary Bessie Barreras - Pueblo Chieftain - December 6, 2009 - Mary Bessie Barreras, 94, of Las Animas, Colo., died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at the Bent County Healthcare Center. She is survived by husband , Raymond Barreras of Las Animas; two daughters, Rita Barreras (Fred Langille) of Paia, Hawaii, and Doris Cody of Las Animas; three sons, Simon (Wanda) Cardenas of Lakewood, Colo., Ray Barreras of Denver, Colo., and Carlos (Kris) Barreras of Fort Collins, Colo.; a sister, Lucy Campos of Lamar; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Rosary service, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, with Mass of Commendation following at 10 a.m.; both services, St. Mary Catholic Church, Las Animas. Burial will be in the Las Animas Cemetery. The family prefers memorials to either the Alzheimer's Association or to the Bent County Healthcare Center Elder Activities Fund. Memorials may be made through the funeral home.

Barreras, Raymond J.
Raymond J. Barreras - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 2010 - Raymond J. Barreras, 88, 625 Maple Ave., Las Animas, Colo., passed away Sept. 26, 2010, at the VA Hospital in Denver, Colo. He is survived by Carlos (Kris) Barreras, Doris Barreras-Cody, Rita Barreras (Fred Langille), Ray Barreras and Simon (Wanda) Cardenas; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Rosary, 1:30 p.m. with Mass of Commendation to follow at 2 p.m., both Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Las Animas. Burial will follow in the Las Animas Cemetery.

Barreras, Viola Priscilla
Viola Priscilla (Autobee) Gallegos Barreras - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2006 - Viola Priscilla Autobee Gallegos Barreras, 81, affectionately known to family and friends as ' Rooney,'  passed away at her home in Avondale on Oct. 23, 2006. A lifetime resident, she was born on Dec. 4, 1924. During her lifetime, she worked at the former Pueblo Army Depot, and retired from School District 70 food service department, with more than 18 years of service. She enjoyed sports and was a member of the former Avondale Panthers, who won a state championship in fast pitch softball. She also played basketball; she enjoyed nature, the outdoors, and her flowers. She was known for her biscuits, tortillas and overnight rolls. She also did embroidery and quilting. Mrs. Barreras was a lifetime member of the Autobee Club, and the Altar Society of Sacred Heart Church. Preceded in death by her parents, Charles A. and Martina (Sanchez) Autobee; first husband, Jacob Gallegos; siblings, Cora Armijo, Rose Gallegos, Charles G. Autobee and Chris Autobee Martinez. She leaves to cherish her memory, her beloved husband, Joe C. Barreras; children, Charlotte (Ray) Santistevan, Sandy Vigil, Bill (Linda) Gallegos, Susan (John) Gonzales, Daniel ' Rick'  Barreras, Kenneth Barreras; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, (and one on the way); siblings, Evangeline Mitchell, Vivian (Paul) Pearce, Ruth (Alex) Lamas; in-laws, Henrietta Autobee, Raymond (Bessie) Barreras, Sam (Connie) Barreras, Tony Barreras, Rosie Duran, Vince Roybal, Lena Barreras, Ernesto (Simona) Tafoya, Ferna Tafoya, Rita Baca, Carol Cruz; and other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, and Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Friday, with the Rev. Paul Montez, OSB as celebrant; both services, Sacred Heart Church, Avondale. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery.

Barrett, Bette
Bette Walker Barrett - Amarillo Globe Times - January 4, 2008 - Bette Walker Barrett, 79, of Amarillo died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Mrs. Barrett was born April 18, 1928, in Walsenburg, Colo., to Walker and Edith Baker. She had been an Amarillo resident for the past 50 years. She retired from Levi Strauss. A very special thanks to Heritage Convalescent Center and staff, Jazmine with Odyssey Hospice, Janice Chandler, Joe Batson and the Nicholson family. She was preceded in death by a son, Jim Walker, in 1996; and two sisters, Alice Skavlan and Agnes Harvey. Survivors include a daughter, Jana Diegelman and husband Richard of Amarillo; two sons, Tink Walker and wife Charlotte of Amarillo and Scott Walker and wife Chris of Galena, Kan.; a sister, Diane Brasher of Sunnyvale, Calif.; a stepsister, Donne Walker of Amarillo; three grandsons, Brandy Walker, Lou Dale Walker and Ryan Diegelman; two granddaughters, Laura Walker and Riana Diegelman; and several great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at No. 18 Citadel in Amarillo.

Barrett, Louise
Louise Barrett - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2008 - Louise Barrett, 103, passed away April 9, 2008. Memorial service and full obituary to follow at a later date. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Barrett, Minnie
Minnie Brown Barrett - Washington Post - January 8, 2006 - Minnie Brown Barrett, 94, a Warrenton native who worked several part-time jobs but mostly was a homemaker, died Dec. 25 at her home in Fairfax Station. She had heart disease and dementia. Mrs. Barrett enjoyed shopping and playing bingo. Her husband, Preston W. Barrett, died in 1973. Survivors include three children, Bill Barrett of Alpharetta, Ga., Linda Koslin of Fairfax Station and John Barrett of Walsenburg, Colo.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Barrie, Rick
Rick Barrie - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2011 - Rick Barrie departed this Earth Sept. 15, 2011. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, Steel City Eagles Aerie No. 3367, 704 Elmhurst St., Pueblo, CO 81004. Covered dish reception to follow.

Barrientez, Cruz Jr.
Cruz Barrientez Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 2010 - Cruz Barrientez Jr., 59, of Pueblo, passed away April 21, 2010. He was born May 17, 1950, to Cruz and Eloisa (Alaniz) Barrientez. He was preceded in death by his mother. Cruz is survived by his father; children, Monica, Martha, Marsha, Juan Cruz; 24 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five sisters; two brothers; many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Barron, Luis
Luis Barron - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 2010 - Luis Barron, 40, passed away on Dec. 19, 2009. He was born in DeLeon, Texas, on Dec. 21, 1968. He was preceded in death by his father, Luis Barron. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne (Sedillo) Barron; his mother, Guadalupe Barron; father and mother-in-law, Paul (Irene) Sedillo; and several other relatives and friends. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, St. Mary' s Catholic Church in Walsenburg, Colo., with Father Martin Frias as celebrant.

Barron, Madeline
Madeline (Johnson) Barron - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2012 - Madeline (Johnson) Barron died in Colorado Springs, Colo., on March 16, 2012, at the age of 66. Service for Mrs. Barron will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Dove-Witt Family Mortuary, 6630 S. Highway 85/87, Fountain, CO 80817.

Barron, Nora Savala
Nora Savala Barron - Selma Enterprise - December 30, 2010 - Nora Savala Barron was born on April 19, 1921 in Walsenburg, Colorado. She died on December 17, 2010 in Reedley, California at the age of 89. Nora was a homemaker and employed by Libby's Canning Company of Selma, for over 21 years. She was also a founding member of the Spanish Church of the Nazarene in Selma. Nora dedicated her life to her family and church. She is preceded in death by her parents Juan Claria Savala, siblings as well as her husband John G. Barron. Nora is survived by her children Dennis Barron of Fresno, Michael Barron of Selma, Clara Nunez of Selma, Mario Barron of Selma, nephew Robert Peralta of Fresno, nieces Freda Copa of Los Angeles and Isabel Peralta of Fresno, as well as her 16 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews. A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Page Funeral Chapel, Selma, California. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Page Funeral Chapel, Selma, California. Interment will follow to Floral Memorial Park, Selma, California. Arrangements made by the Staff at Page Funeral Chapel, Selma, California.

Barros, Jose Ignacio Jr.
Jose Ignacio Barros Jr. - Trinidad Times Independent - May 22, 2012 - Jose Ignacio Barros Jr., 84, died Monday, May 14, 2012, at Trinidad In Nursing Home. Jose was born May 9, 1928, to Tomacita (Martinez) and Jose Ignacio Barros Sr. He was united in marriage to Maria S. (Josie) Burrescia on Feb. 11, 1950. He worked for the City of Trinidad and retired as a foreman with the wastewater department. Jose loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed long walks with his buddy, Buster. He was a truly hardworking family man and was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Jose was preceded in death by his loving wife; his parents; his brother, Felix; and his sister, Theresa. He is survived by his children: Leonard (Carol) Barros, Catherine (George) Arguello, Joyce (Bruce) Billings, Paul (Nellie) Barros and Ron (Debbie) Barros. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Wendy Watson, Lynn (Aqil) Assaili, Donovan Valdez, Nisha (Sean) McCarville, Anne Barros, Beth (Mike) Medina, Matt Barros, Jodi (Don) Killilea, Hilary (Sam Albert) Billings, Melissa (Jerry Lucero) Barros, Ron (Emma) Barros, April (Dean) Perez, Jennifer (Lafayette) Jordan and Rachel Barros. Jose is also survived by 18 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. A funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 21, at Holy Trinity Church followed by inurnment at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Barros, Theodore Vernon
Theodore Vernon ' Ted'  Barros - Pueblo Chieftain - May 1, 2010 - Theodore Vernon ' Ted'  Barros, 71, lost his battle with pulmonary fibrosis on April 25, 2010. Teddy, as he was known to family and friends, was born in Walsenburg on Oct. 7, 1938, to the union of Theodore and Elisa Yribia Barros, who both preceded him in death. Ted graduated from the psychiatric nursing program at the former Colorado State Hospital and from Southern Colorado State College with a B.S. degree in psychology and a minor in pre-law in 1967. He was accepted in the Courts of Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) at the University of Denver. Ted also graduated from the school of engineering with two master's degrees in engineering and urban and regional planning. He also attended the University of Northern Colorado Ph.D. Program, in the school of communications. He served as co-director of the Affirmation Action Program for KBTV and PBS children' s TV shows. His radio name was ' Tio Ted'  on KLZ-KAZY ' Chicano Today,'  which turned out to be the longest running public affairs program in the United States (27 years). He also hosted ' Around Town with Ted.'  His last position was with McGraw-Hill Broadcasting Co. as vice president of public affairs, for the company' s TV stations in San Diego, Bakersfield, Indianapolis and Denver. Ted, along with partners, owned and operated Airport Concessions Inc. (ACI) at the former Stapleton Airport, DIA and other airports in Los Angeles, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston and Jacksonville. When time permitted, Ted gave back to his community by serving on various boards and foundations including, Denver Opportunity, Denver United Way and Urban Coalition. Ted was one of the founders of the Denver Crime Stoppers and was a board member of Pueblo Crime Stoppers, The EPIC Group of Pueblo and Community College Economic Development. He was a lifetime member of the Mile High American GI Forum, the Democratic Party, United States Steel Workers Local 2102 union and the 100 Men' s Club of Pueblo. Ted stated his newest project is to raise awareness about pulmonary fibrosis. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 1332 N. Halstead, Suite 201, Chicago, IL 60642. Thank You. Ted leaves to cherish his life and memory, beloved wife, Joan R. Maggs Barros; children, Loralie Dewitt, Kim (John) Belmont, Amy Barros, Teddy (April) Barros and Tammara (Jeff) Thayer; a sister, Ruby Salazar; 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. My tombstone should read: ' Civil Rights and Community Activist, Broadcaster'  My motto: We cannot receive in charity that which is due in justice. Quoting Dr. Martin Luther King, ' Without justice we are not a country.'  Memorial Mass, 9 a.m. Saturday, Sacred Heart Cathedral Catholic Church. Family will receive friends at the Sacred Heart Hall following the Mass. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Barry, Charles L.
Charles L. Barry - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2008 - Charles L. Barry passed away April 20, 2008 in Pueblo, Colorado. Charles was born March 12, 1949 in Pueblo to Jesse and Elma Barry. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Jesse Barry, Jr. His survivors include his nephews; James (Tacy) Barry and Dave Barry, both of Pueblo as well as great-nephews Ben and Scott Barry. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 25, 2008 in Block 6 of the Mountain View Cemetery in Pueblo.

Bartek, Goldie
Goldie Waterman Morton Bartek - Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 2012 - Goldie Waterman Morton Bartek, 88, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away March 10, 2012. Survived by her children, Joanne (Bob Bradley) Stafford, Dickie Morton, Bonnie Edwards, Sherry (Richard) Patton, Art (Peggy) Morton, Robert Bartek, Paul Bartek, Merry (Larry) Reel and Rosie Bartek; 21 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Alice Stevens and Jackie and Vera Waterman. Preceded in death by her husbands, Joseph Morton and Robert Bartek Sr.; children, Shirley Worley, Gary Morton, Alan Bartek and Randy Bartek. Goldie was born Feb. 10, 1924, in Pritchett, Colo., to William and Imogene Waterman and was their last surviving child. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Private inurnment, Mountain View Cemetery. Service, 11 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2012, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Ron Diez officiating.

Bartels, Clyde R.
Clyde R. Bartels - Pueblo Indicator - January 16, 1937 - County Correspondence - Avondale - On Wednesday, January 6, Mrs. M. G. Laverty received word of the death of her brother, Clyde R. Bartels, of Fort Collins, who passed away very suddenly of heart failure, on Tuesday night, January 5. The funeral was held in Fort Collins, Friday p.m., January 7.

Bartels, Mary Ramona
Mary Ramona Merritt Bartels - Oregon Mail Tribune - May 29, 2009 - Mary Ramona Merritt Bartels (Monie) was born on Sept. 3, 1917 in Walsenburg, Colo. Her life ended peacefully on May 27, 2009. She graduated from Stephens College in Columbia, Mo. and the Central Institute for the Deaf, Teachers' Training in St. Louis, Mo. After graduation, she taught at CID for three years. There she met B. Brandt Bartels, who had finished medical school and they were married on Aug. 18, 1941 and they moved to Marysville, Calif., where he served in the Army and she was an Audiologist for the local public schools. They moved to Medford in 1946 to open a medical practice. It was 118 degrees the day the arrived and they have lived here since, except for a three year stay in the Philippines. Under the auspices of the Junior Service League of Medford, Monie established a pre-school for hearing impaired children, emphasizing lip reading and speech. In 1977, they moved to the Philippines. She taught at the Philippine Association for the Deaf and provided teacher training at Philippine University. She also served as president of the U.S. Embassy Women's Club and instituted charities for children there. They returned to Medford in 1980. Monie served on the Board of Directors of the Red Cross, Shakespearean Festival, Southern Oregon College Foundation, American Cancer Society, Rogue Valley Art Association, Hillcrest Cancer Committee, Rogue Valley Medical Center Foundation, Junior Service League and was instrumental in the building of the Cheney Family Place. A long time member of the First Presbyterian Church, she was a Deacon and taught Sunday School for Kindergarten. Her husband, Brandt, preceded her in death in 1994. She is survived by two daughters, Christine Bigham and Kathleen Vance; two sons-in-law, Gary Bigham and Terry Vance; three grandchildren, Mary Bigham, Christine Vance Castle and Brandt Vance; and one great-grandchild, Silas Castle. In lieu of flowers, remembrances to The Cheney Family Place or the Hillcrest Committee Cancer Society are requested. Memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, date and time to be announced.

Bartelt, Johanna H.
Johanna H. Bartelt - Pueblo Chieftain - April 8, 2010 - Johanna H. Bartelt, 104, April 7, Pueblo. Funeral & Cremation Care, Pueblo West.

Barter, George S.
George S. Barter - Pueblo Chieftain - August 8, 2010 - George S. Barter, 81, passed away Aug. 6, 2010, after a battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Loy McKinley and Pearl Jane Cox Barter. Survived by his daughter, Tanya (Tony) Greaves; grandchildren, Taryn (Clay) Speakman and Tyler Greaves; great-grandson, Grant Speakman; brother, Warren Barter; and nephews, George and Tommy Barter. George graduated from Central High School, served in the United States Marine Corps, and was a retired civil service employee. At his request, cremation with no service. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Barter, Warren D.
Warren D. Barter - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2010 - Warren D. Barter, 85, died Oct. 22, 2010, after a short illness. He was born Nov. 28, 1924, in Champaign, Ill. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, was a longtime member of the American Legion and was an avid chess player. He is survived by his sons, George and Tommy; grandchildren, Nolan and Jennifer; and niece, Tanya Grieves. An informal wake will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at American Legion Post No. 2, 701 W. Ninth St. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Bartholomew, Dolores
Dolores Bartholomew - Imperial Funeral Home - November 19, 2012 - Dolores Bartholomew

Bartholomew, Richard F.
Richard F. Bartholomew - Pueblo Chieftain - May 8, 2011 - Richard F. Bartholomew, 80, passed away May 5, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Dorlas Bartholomew; Richard is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dolores; children, Cindy Ludwig of Pueblo, Rick (Karen) Bartholomew and Sandy Smotherman of Pagosa Springs, William (Valerie) Bartholomew of Thermopolis, Wyo., and Kathy Jo Bartholomew (Mark) of Durango; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Jack Bartholomew of Yarnal, Ariz., and Robert B. (Mae) Bartholomew of La Junta. Richard served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He was the sales manager for McCulloch in Pueblo West until 1975. He was the president of the Holbrook Fishing Club in Swink. He loved to hunt and fish and was well known for his fish fries. Richard moved to Pagosa Springs where he continued in the real estate business until 1995. Once again, he was instrumental in growing and making Pagosa Springs what it is today. Special thank you to Pat and Ashley Larkins. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later time. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Bartlett, Frank Willis
Frank Willis Bartlett - Huerfano World Journal - September 20, 2012 - Frank Willis Bartlett, 89, passed away at his Walsenburg home on August 25, 2012. Frank was born in Catlettsburg, KY on March 23, 1923. He grew up in Whitesville, WV where he achieved the honor of Eagle Scout. He joined the Army Air Corps in WWII and served in the 8th Air Force, 360th Squadron, as a B-17 tail gunner. After fulfilling his required 25 missions, his pilot announced that the crew was short a man for the upcoming flight. Frank said, ' Count me in.'  On that 26th mission, his plane was shot down. He spent 16 months as a POW in German held Stalag 17-B. Upon returning home, Frank attended McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He was a Scout Master, 32nd degree Mason, Kentucky Colonel, Church Deacon, hunter, fisherman, and wild game chef. He enjoyed careers in state government and coal mining sales, and he served on numerous state political committees. Frank was preceded in death by parents Cecil and Nola Bartlett of WV, son Frank Bartlett II of La Veta, brothers Bill, Ed, and Dr. Cameron Bartlett, all of WV. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary, daughter Debbie (Patrick) Williams of Walsenburg, his brother Reverend James (Joy) Bartlett of NC, brother-in-law C.J. (Debbie) Hicks, and sister-in-law Lucy (Naaman) Clonch, all of WV. A family campfire memorial was held on Sunday, September 2, honoring his long life of kindness and service. The family wishes to express heartfelt gratitude to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Johnson-Romero Funeral Home for their guidance and assistance during the last leg of Frank' s journey. He was a patriot, he was kind, and he was a warrior to the end.

Bartlett, Mary E.
Mary E. Bartlett - Imperial Funeral Home - November 28, 2012 - Mary E. Bartlett, May 2, 1939 - November 27, 2012

Bartley, Estelle Steele
Estelle Steele Bartley - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2010 - Estelle Steele Bartley, 91, passed Oct. 23, 2010. She was born May 16, 1919, in Mansfield, La. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bartley in 1990. She is survived by her son, Wayne (Marcie) Bartley of Pueblo; daughter, Marsha (Randy) Torbet of Colorado Springs; granddaughters, Cally (fiancΓ© John Van Pelt) Bartley, Katie (Todd) Moberly; grandson, Jason Waples; great- grandchildren, Connor and Camryn Moberly. Estelle was a graduate of Centenary College, Shreveport, La., and taught school in DeSoto Parish, La. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and charter member of the Pueblo Assistance League. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Animal Welfare, P.O. Box 11208, Pueblo, CO 81001. Private family service will be held. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Bartley, Irene
Irene Bartley - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 2009 - Irene Bartley, 82, passed away July 14, 2009. Preceded in death by first husband, Frank Gregorich, Sr.; second husband, James Bartley; and daughter, Sherri Lynn Linville. Survived by children, Dorothy Goff, Shirley Gregorich Roeder, Frank Gregorich Jr.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Irene was an avid camper and loved going to Cripple Creek. Celebration of life, 2 p.m. Saturday, 995 S. Dawnview Drive, Pueblo West. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Bartling, Sarah
Sarah Bartling - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 2009 - Sarah Bartling, affectionately known as Sarah T., went to be with the Lord on March 15, 2009, surrounded by her loving family. Sarah is survived by two daughters, Janet Roybal of Pueblo and Marian Velarde of Grand Junction. Grandma Sarah also leaves behind eight grandchildren, Randy Roybal, Carla Gearhart, Sherri Plersinger, TJ Roybal, Brandon Velarde, Kevin Velarde, Kristen Velarde and Megan Velarde; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and special nephew, Roland Albro, and wife, Pat of Paxton, Neb. Her husband, Melvin; and son-in-law, Ralph Roybal, preceded her in death. We will all miss her more than she ever knew. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2009, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Barto, Weldon
Weldon ' Mike'  Barto - Pueblo Chieftain - July 14, 2012 - Weldon ' Mike'  Barto, 63, July 9, 2012. Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 2012 - Weldon ' Mike'  Barto, 63, of Pueblo, died July 9, 2012. He was born in Pueblo on May 6, 1948. Mike retired from the city of Thornton as the supervising construction manager. Survived by his wife, Joanne; daughter, Tiffany Barto of Las Vegas, Nev.; sons, Lance Barto of Denver, and Dane Harris of Brighton; sister, Kathi Blevens of La Junta; brother, Steve Barto of La Junta; three granddaughters; and his beloved dogs, Sophie and Gino. Services for Mike are pending. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mike Barto to his favorite charities: The Wounded Warrior Project, The ASPCA or St. Judes Children' s Hospital.

Bartolo, Frank Rocco Sr.
Frank Rocco Bartolo Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 1, 2013 - Frank Rocco Bartolo Sr., 85, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rocco and Maria Bartolo; sisters, Alvira Mauro and Jenny Bartolo; brothers-in-law, Harry Mosco and Charles Mauro; sister-in-law, Connie Corsentino; and daughter, Margaret Bartolo. Frank is survived by his wife of 60 years, Linda Bartolo; children, Frank (Diana) Bartolo, Jodene (Doug) Kissler, Michael (Kyle) Bartolo, Anthony (Sandy) Bartolo and David (Joelen) Bartolo; 10 grandchildren, Jenilyn Bartolo, Mark (Katy) Kissler, Stephen Kissler, Andy Bartolo, Samantha Bartolo, James Bartolo, Dante Bartolo, Lauren Bartolo, Nicole Bartolo and Kristi Bartolo. Frank also is survived by his sister, Helen Mosco; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends and relatives here and in Italy. Frank was born in the small mining community of Lime, Colo., on Aug. 15, 1927. In 1930, the family moved to the farm and current home on the St. Charles Mesa. In addition to farming and ranching throughout the years, Frank was employed with the Pueblo Rural Fire Department for four years and was director of transportation for School District 70 for more than 30 years. Frank was a member of numerous councils and service groups. He loved to hunt, fish and spend time with all of his grandchildren. Special thanks to Dr. Chris Vialpando, Dr. Travis Archuleta, the staff of Centura Home Health, the nurses and CNAs at Parkview Medical Center, the AIM program of the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, and the staff of Life Care Center for their incredible care and support of Frank. Visitation, 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 6 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, both at St. Joseph Church in Blende. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church Building Fund or a charity of your choice.

Barton, Johnnie W.
Johnnie W. Barton - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2012 - Johnnie W. Barton, 63, of Lexington, S.C., passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. Born in Tulsa, Okla., he was a son of Charlotta Payne Barton and the late John J. Barton. He was a graduate of Centennial High School, Pueblo, Colo., in 1967; and attended the University of Southern Colorado until drafted in 1969. Mr. Barton proudly served his country in the U.S. Army where he did two tours in Vietnam. He is survived by his mother, Charlotta P. Barton; his loving wife of 31 years, Jeannette L. Barton of Lexington; daughters, Julee Garrison (Don), Nichole Kent (Michael) and Hannah Weir-Barton; sister, Linda Martin (Lanny); brothers, Tommy Barton (Louise), Alvin Barton (Trula), Dennis Barton and Ken Barton (Pam); four grandchildren, Corey Garrison, Breanne Garrison, Amber Garrison and Elizabeth Rae Kent. Mr. Barton was preceded in death by his son, Johnnie Ray Barton. A celebration of life service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Trinity Church, 1501 Hallbrook Drive, Columbia, SC 29209. Officiating the service will be the Rev. Warren Parker and the Rev. Terry Roberts. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3:30 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Lexington Medical Center Oncology Department, 2720 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia, SC 29169. Woodridge Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Barton, Vergus L.
Vergus L. Barton - Pueblo Chieftain - July 7, 2012 - Vergus L. Barton, 82, Los Angeles, formerly of Pueblo. Pitkin-Braswell, Denver. Denver Post - July 1, 2012 - Vergus L. Barton, born on Sep. 12, 1929, departed on Jun. 25, 2012 and resided in Burbank, CA. Visitation: Monday, Jul. 2, 2012, 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service: Tuesday, Jul. 3, 2012, 10:30 a.m. Cemetery: Fort Logan National Cemetery. Survived by children Demetri L. Barton, Pueblo, CO, Lia R. Barton-Toney, Lithonia, GA, and Allana D. Barton, Burbank, CA; sisters, Marva L. (Robert) Shoates, Denver, Travestine (Virgil) McDaniel, Kansas City, MO, and Ruby (Gus) Anderson, Aurora; 2 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and a host of other relatives and many friends. Visitation, Monday, 4 - 9 p.m., Service, Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. both at Pipkin Braswell to Ft. Logan National Cemetery.

Bartow, Dorothy Mae
Dorothy Mae Bartow - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 2012 - Dorothy Mae Bartow, 97, passed away April 24, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Bartow in 1980; her parents, Arthur Roy and Mary Stearns Duncan; and her brothers, Arthur Roy Duncan Jr., and Fred ' Ted'  Duncan. She is survived by one stepdaughter, and many nieces, nephews and grandchildren. Dorothy was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pueblo. She attended Manchester College in North Manchester, Ind., and graduated from Bethany School of Nursing in Chicago in 1940. She worked as a nurse, and nurse-anesthetist. At her request, cremation with no service. Donations in her memory may be made to the First Baptist Church through the funeral home. Arrangements, Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Baskin, Joann
Joann Baskin - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 2011 - Homeless who died to be remembered - Regardless of how they lived their lives and how they died, 15 Puebloans will be remembered at the seventh annual Pueblo Homeless Memorial Service on Tuesday. The service, which is held annually on the Tuesday after Memorial Day, is designed to give friends and family a way to honor and gain closure in the deaths of those individuals who at one time in their lives were homeless, according to LaTanya Yarbrough of Posada. "Some of our people pass away and they never get any recognition," Yarbrough said. "That's why we started this memorial service so that those people who have experienced homelessness in their lifetime can be recognized and remembered." This year, there will be 15 men and women who have died in the past 12 months recognized at the memorial. The event is scheduled to begin at noon at the Boettcher Outdoor Education Center, located on the eastern edge of the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo. Rev. Kim James of Wesley United Methodist Church will speak at the event and David Marrerro, commander of VFW Post 203, will give a veteran' s reflection. The Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team will perform a veteran' s salute for two veterans - Joann Baskin and George Butterfield - who died this year. Music will be provided by the Wild West Cowboy Praise Band. As part of the event, Yarbrough said family and friends are invited to share their memories about those who have died. A luncheon will follow the memorial service. Names and dates of death of those honored at this year's event are: Joann Baskin, 50, Veteran, June 4, 2010.

Basquez, Joseph Leroy
Joseph Leroy Basquez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2007 - Joseph Leroy Basquez passed away unexpectedly to be with the Lord Aug. 11, 2007. Born in Trinidad, Colo. May 28, 1936. Preceded in death by son Martin Basquez and brother Del Basquez. Survived by his loving wife Gloria Basquez, children Lorraine Martinez, Frank (Kathy) Basquez, Eugene Basquez, grandchildren Shiree, Tahni, Matthew, Zachary, Marissa and Christian Basquez, Jose and Dean Torres and Brandon Medina, special daughter-in-law Teri Gallegos. Also survived by numerous relatives and friends. Leroy was a very devoted husband and family man who enjoyed caring for his dogs Jim Bob and Rosa and keeping his yard immaculate. Spending time with family and friends was his greatest joy. Funeral service 11a.m. Wednesday at Good Shepherd Church, 1416 Beech.

Basquez, Mary
Mary E. Basquez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2013 - Mary E. Basquez passed peacefully to heaven on Thursday, March 7, 2013. Born on Sept. 23, 1920, Mary lived her entire life in the Pueblo community. She was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel; her daughter, Elena Wolf; her son, Modesto; and her grandson, Michael Basquez. She is survived by her children, Orlando (Gloria) Vigil, Claude (Sylvia) Vigil, Patricia (Angel) Del Real, Robert (Bertha) Basquez and Vivian Lucero. She also is survived by numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews. The family expresses sincere appreciation for the caregivers and staff at University Park Care Center. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2013, at Imperial Funeral Home and Cemetery. A private, family viewing will be at noon Thursday, March 14, with a public viewing that same day held at 4 p.m. Arrangements by Imperial.

Basquez, Michael Abe
Michael ' Mikey'  Abe Basque- Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 2012 - Michael ' Mikey'  Abe Basquez, 24, born in Pueblo, Colo., on Feb. 3, 1988, passed away in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Oct. 18, 2012. Mikey was called home to heaven, and is now at peace in the arms of the Lord Jesus our Savior. He was preceded by grandparents, Manuel Basquez, Abe and Pauline LeFebre; and auntie, Lupe LeFebre Martinez. Mikey is survived by his parents, Robert and Bertha Isabelle Lefebre Basquez; siblings, Roberta, Paul and Cassie Basquez; nephew, Gion Martinez; and grandmother, Mary Basquez. Mike served in the U.S. Navy and was a semi truck driver. He attended Irving Elementary, Pueblo West Middle and High Schools. He loved being with his family, playing the guitar and video games. His big dimpled smile will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. Until we meet again son, you will always be with us in our hearts. Funeral service, 1:30 p.m. Monday, Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Bass, Thomas R.
Thomas R. ' Tom'  Bass - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 2011 - Thomas R. ' Tom'  Bass, 77, passed away Aug. 8, 2011. Survived by his wife, Shirley Bass; children, Kathy (Brian) Bradey of Pittstown, N.J. and Laurie Bass of Magnolia, N.J.; brothers, Carl, Verl and Sam Bass; sisters, Faye Chapel, Betty McNabb, Lois Clark, Mary Penney, Lenore Liles and Edith Cox; and grandchildren, Kelli, Molly and Megan. Preceded in death by parents, Otis and Dona Bass; three brothers; and one sister. Tom was born June 26, 1934, in Claredon, Texas. Tom and Shirley married Oct. 2, 1955, at Tabor Lutheran Church. He served in the U.S. Army and retired from C.F.&I. as a payroll clerk in June 1996. He was a member of the Model ' T'  Club. Service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Cindy Jacobson officiating. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Bassett, Ann
Ann Bassett - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 2009 - Ann Bassett, 95, passed away Aug. 10, 2009. Survived by her children, JoAnn (Wayne) Miller of Pueblo West and Kay (Fred) Quint of Pueblo; daughter-in- law, Judy Bassett of Texarkana, Texas; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Albert Bassett; son, James Bassett; granddaughter, Sherri Bothwell; and five brothers. Ann was born to Denton and Glessie Iiams on Oct. 15, 1913, in Pueblo. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. today, and service, 10:30 a.m. Friday, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Waudell Maple officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Bassett, Diane R.
Diane R. Bassett - Imperial Funeral Home - March 14, 2013 - Diane R Bassett, November 3, 1951 - March 11, 2013.

Bassett, Ellen Ruth
Ellen Ruth Bassett - Pueblo Chieftain - September 2, 2012 - Ellen Ruth Bassett, transitioned from this life into her new life on Aug. 31, 2012, after a battle with lung disease. She is survived by the love of her life, Walter L. Bassett. Walt and Ellen were married for 57 happy years. The pride of her life, her children, Nancy (Craig) Crosson, Walter Jr. (Kathy) Bassett and Vickie Bassett Brusig. The joy of her life, her grandchildren, Melissa (Matt) Habrat, Sayra (Vanessa) Bassett, Brian (Kristen) Crosson, Christina Brusig, Jeff Crosson, Nicholas Bassett, Sarah Brusig and Andrew Brusig. Her special joy, great-grandson, Craig Thomas Habrat. Her loving sister, Corinne Wilson; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bob and Claire Bassett, John and Mable Bassett; seven nieces and five nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Andrew and Elizabeth Jamieson; brother, Andy; father and mother-in-law, Ellsworth and Lillian Bassett; and brother-in-law, Earl Wilson. Ellen was an active volunteer during her lifetime. Her passion was her church, which she served at all levels. She was a member of Chapter FW P.E.O., and many other organizations. Ellen owned and operated The Card Cottage, a Hallmark store, where she made many friends. She liked to play games with her bridge friends on Friday, her mahjong friends on Monday, and her longtime bowling buddies on Wednesday. She had the reputation of teaching her grandkids ' No Mercy'  when playing games. Walt and Ellen were worldwide travelers and have been in all 50 states. She particularly enjoyed their trips in their motorhome. Please wear bright colors and celebrate her life at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at the Beulah United Methodist Church, in Beulah. In lieu of flowers and food, please make memorials to the Beulah United Methodist Church.

Bassett, Justin Jay (Chaplain)
Chaplain Justin Jay Bassett - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2012 - Chaplain Justin Jay Bassett, 57, of Fowler, passed away on May 24, 2012. Jay was born Jan. 5, 1955, in Rocky Ford, Colo., to Martin B. and Mikell Ann Bassett. He is survived by his loving wife, Susan; son, Cade (Jennifer Cooper); daughter, Chelsey (Mark) Tomky; grandchildren, Cainan, Tessa, Elena, Gabriel, Jeremy; mother, Mikell Ann; and sister, Debby. He was preceded in death by his father, Martin Bassett; grandparents, Roberta and Charlie Bassett and Mildred and Fred Barrett. He touched the hearts and lives of many and will be greatly missed. During his stay at the Joni Fair Hospice House, Jay received a lovely afghan blanket that brought comfort to him and his family. In honor of Jay' s memory, please bring a roll of yarn to his memorial service in order to make more afghans for other hospice patients and their families. This was an important part of Jay' s mission work and one of his last wishes was to keep the Hospice House supplied with afghans. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at the Halouska Funeral Chapel, 321 S. Main St. in Fowler, with Chaplain Cliff Schulz of the Freewill Church & Ministries of Manzanola officiating. The Bassett family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for its loving care. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jay' s memory to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005, direct or through the funeral home office. Halouska Funeral Home in Fowler is in charge of arrangements.

Bassistone, Catherine
Catherine Battistone - Trinidad Times Independent - December 26, 2010 - Catherine (Curro) Battistone, went home to spend Christmas with Jesus Dec. 24, 2010, at the Collier Hospice Center in Wheatridge. Catherine was born in Trinidad May 21, 1934, to Antoinette and Joseph Curro. She was employed as the office manager of the local cable office for numerous years. Catherine was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America. She was preceded in death by parents, Antoinette and Joseph Curro, sister Mary Navara and brother Domenic Curro. Survivors are husband John Battistone, daughter and son-in-law Johnalin (Orville) Zimmerman, granddaughters Giana and Alyssa, sister Sara Apple, sisters-in-law, Dorathy Battistone, Perina Hughes, Marguerite Curro and numerous nieces, nephews as well as great nieces and nephews. She held a very special place in her heart for special family friends, Sandra and Ellis Trivett, Josephine Tamburelli and her lifelong friends and classmates of the 5 & 2 Club, Mary Rose Monarco, Anne Passarelli, Anna Risley, Mary Lou Girodo and Mary Rose Mattorano. Visitation will be Monday,' ˆJan. 3, from 3 - 7 p.m. at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the 5 & 2 Club. Active pallbearers are nephews, Jim LaPlatt, Bill Volturo, Buck Apple, Joseph Navara Jr., Butch Curro, Carl Apple, John Curro and Dave Curro. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to the Collier Hospice Center, 3210 Lutheran Parkway, Wheatridge, Co. 80033. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bastian, Lee Murphy
Lee Murphy Bastian - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2011 - Lee Murphy Bastian, 80, of Castle Rock, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 19, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred ' Dutch'  and Lee Murphy Bastian; brother, Fred Bastian; sister, Betty Gray; and grandson, Nathan Bastian. Lee is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Sally; children, Don (Tina), Norm, Gary (Henrietta), Jerry (Tracy), Alan (Teresa), Sean Bastian and Tammy (Kinder) West; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; siblings, Pete (Dee), Nora (Alvin), Dora and Marty; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing, 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Thursday, St. Therese Catholic Church. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Interment, 11:15 a.m. Friday, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area C.

Bastian, Sally
Sally Bastian - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 2012 - Sally Bastian, 77, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 10, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Lee Murphy Bastian; parents, Donato and Barbara Flores; brother, Dean; grandson, Nathan; and brother-in-law, Henry Padilla. Sally is survived by her sons, Don (Tina), Norman, Gary (Henrietta), Jerry (Tracy), Alan and Sean; daughter, Tammy (Kinder) West; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Edna Padilla and Emily Flores; sister- in-law, Lee Flores; numerous extended family and friends. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Monday at Romero Funeral Home, 110 Cleveland St. Funeral service to follow at 6 p.m. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery, 10 a.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Romero Funeral Home.

Baswell, Ann
Ann ' Nanni' (Milinazzo) Baswell - Trinidad Times Independent - September 16, 2010 - Ann ' Nanni'  (Milinazzo) Baswell, 84, passed away peacefully on Sept. 14, 2010. She is survived by her son, Monty (Maureen) Baswell and daughter, Domonica (Ric) Esgar; grandchildren, Megan (Brian) Atkinson, Ryan (Angelo) Masciotra, Brandon (Shelly) Esgar and Daneya Esgar; great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Aidan, Mason, Cole, Porter and Sam, along with many nieces and nephews. She will also be remembered by very special friends, Rose, Rhonda, Sylvia, Denise, Terry B., Rosalie, Terri G., Betty, ' Chauffeur'  Al and many other friends and family members. Her family wishes to give a special thank you to Dr. McClung and the nursing staff in the St. Mary Corwin ICU for their wonderful compassion and care. In lieu of flowers and gifts, please make donations to the Pueblo Animal Services in her memory through the Funeral Home office. Rosary was held Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, with memorial Mass 10 a.m. Friday, September 17, 2010, both at St. Mary' s Catholic Church. As a tribute to Nanni' s unique fashion sense, feel free to wear shorts, bright colors, and a scarf.

Bateman, Patricia Louise
Patricia Louise Scariano Bateman - Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - August 25, 2010 - Patricia Louise Scariano Bateman, December 6, 1936 - August 16, 2010 - Born in Trinidad, Colorado. Lived in Pomona/LaVerne, California for 69 years. She is survived by her family: children, Kathleen Jones; Kristi Thomas (Reed) and Kelly Bateman; sisters, Betsy Jones (Robert) and Carol Botkin (Deryl); grandchildren, Katharine Thomas; Adrian Jones; Gregory Thomas; Trevor Jones and Rachel Waxler and 7 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Elsie Scariano; her daughter, Karen Elizabeth; her sister Beverly Hiner and her niece, Shelly Bernard. Pat graduated from Pomona High School in 1954. Pat worked in banking, starting at Security Pacific Bank in 1956. She also worked for Foothill Independent Bank and finished her career at Pacific Western Bank in April 2010. Visitation to be held on Friday, August 27 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Todd Memorial Chapel, 570 North Garey Avenue, Pomona, CA 91767. Memorial Mass to be held on Saturday, August 28, 8:00 am at Holy Name of Mary Church, 724 East Bonita Avenue, San Dimas, CA 91773. Memorials may be made to the National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation at www.nlmsf.org.

Bateman, Stanley B.
Stanley B. Bateman - Pueblo Chieftain - February 9, 2010 - Stanley B. Bateman, born Aug. 27, 1942, Died Feb. 2, 2010. Son, brother, father, friend. Stan will be sadly missed. Cremation has taken place, no services.

Bates, James D.
Colonel James D. Bates - Pueblo Chieftain - October 3, 2011 - Colonel James D. Bates, U.S. Army, Retired, 83, passed away Oct. 1, 2011. Survived by Jeanne, his beloved wife of 61 years; children, Raymond L. (Penny) and Kenneth J. (Margaret) Bates; two sisters; and six grandchildren. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel concluding with military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pueblo Rotary No. 43 or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Bates, Dan Willis
Dan Willis Bates - Pueblo Indicator - February 15, 1930 - Dan Willis Bates, a pioneer of this city, a retired engineer on the D. & R.G. Western railroad, died February 11. He was well known to the old-timers, and especially in railroad circles.

Bates, James D.
Colonel James D. Bates - Pueblo Chieftain - October 3, 2011 - Colonel James D. Bates, U.S. Army, Retired, 83, passed away Oct. 1, 2011. Survived by Jeanne, his beloved wife of 61 years; children, Raymond L. (Penny) and Kenneth J. (Margaret) Bates; two sisters; and six grandchildren. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel concluding with military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pueblo Rotary No. 43 or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Battis, Gail
Gail (Stevenson) Battis - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 2010 - Gail (Stevenson) Battis, 50, Portland, Ore., formerly of Pueblo, July 6. Care Cremation Service, Clackamas, Ore.

Battistone, John V.
John V. Battistone - Trinidad Times Independent - March 9, 2012 -John V. Battistone, 82, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at Miner' s Colfax Long Term Care Center in Raton, N.M. John was born May 2, 1929, in Sopris to Giovanina (Delusia) and Orazio Battistone. John attended school in Sopris and graduated from Lincoln High School. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean War. John was united in marriage Sept. 2, 1955, to Catherine Curro. To this union a daughter, Johnalin, was born several years later. For more than 30 years, John worked at Colorado Fuel & Iron' s Allen Mine. He made numerous friends in this job and as a member of UMWA Local 9856. He is preceded in death by his parents, Giovanina and Orazio Battistone; his beloved wife Catherine; his sister, Eva Battistone; and his brother, Tony Battistone. He is survived by his daughter, Johnalin (Orville) Zimmerman of Denver; his loving granddaughters Giana Zimmerman and Alyssa Zimmerman; his sister, Perina Hughes; sisters-in-law, Sara Appie and Dorothy Battistone; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will take place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Comi Funeral Home Chapel followed by a 10 a.m. Thursday, March 8, funeral Mass at Holy Trinity Church and interment at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with service by the Fort Carson Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers are John' s nephews, Joseph Navara Jr., James LePlatt and Bill Volturo. Active pallbearers are John' s nephews Joe Navara III, Buddie Curro, Dave Curro, John Curro, Dave Bachicha, Buck Apple, Butch Curro. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Battles, Walter F.
Walter F. "Tuffy" Battles - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 2010 - Walter F. "Tuffy" Battles, 84, passed away May 8, 2010. Survived by wife, Lucy; children, Walter Scott Battles, James Battles, Robert (Barbara) Battles, Laura Reese and Dottie (Shannon) Pulsifer; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Bobbie and Anna; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Tuffy served in the U.S. Army, was an avid gardener, and was very proud of his lawn and his home. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with interment in Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Battu, Giuseppi
Giuseppi Battu - Reno Evening Gazette - May 20, 1907 - Sunday night a mine explosion in Engleville, Colorado killed the mine superintendent Alex Jacobs and mine employees Frank Feraro, Carlos Fulchero, Giuseppi Battu and Joe Rizzi.

Battu, Irene B.
Irene B. Battu - Trinidad Times Independent - March 21, 2011 - Irene B. Battu, age 97, passed away March 19, 2011 at Parkview Medical Center, Pueblo. She was born in Sopris Jan. 2, 1914, to Fortunata (Denali) and Battista Padoven. She attended schools in Sopris and Walsenburg and graduated from St. Mary' s High School in 1933. She worked for a time at the Princess Shop, LeLavonne Shop, Budget Shop and Sal Mar. Irene was an avid bowler and loved to make afghans for various community fund raisers and raffles. She was affectionately known as the ' Afghan Lady'  Irene was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Mt. San Rafael Hospital Auxiliary, Trinidad Welcome Center and the Beta Sigma Phi where she was the Valentine Queen for two years. She was honored as Trinidad Volunteer of the Year. She was also a life member of the Carnegie Library, Trinidad Historical Society and Las Animas-Trinidad Chamber of Commerce. Preceding her in death are parents Fortunata and Battista Padoven, husband Charles F. Battu, sisters Elizabeth Padoven, Sintana Pacheco and brother John, Jack, Gaetano, and Lindo Padoven, and son-in-law Ralph Gormley. Survivors are daughters, Marie (Frank) Alfonso, Pueblo, Barbara Gormley, Mt. Pleasant, S.C., four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and other relatives. Visitation will be Monday, March 28, from 3-7 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral will be Tuesday, March 29, with Rosary at 9:15 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. Honorary pallbearers are Joann Lochard, Corrine Vallejos, Vera Ortiz, Marie Armijo, Olga Reorda, Hazel Sawaya. Active pallbearers are John Alfonso, Greg Gormley, Dan Leone, Bill Leone, Rick Leone and Charles Lochard. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Batuello, Louis
Louis ' Geno'  Batuello - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 2012 - Louis ' Geno'  Batuello, 87, of Pueblo, formerly of Walsenburg, went to be with his Lord, on Friday, July 6, 2012, at his home in Pueblo. Mr. Batuello served in the U.S. Army stationed in Fort Bliss, Texas, and retired as an electronic technician from the Pueblo Army Depot. Mr. Batuello enjoyed watching the Denver Broncos, the Nuggets and the Rockies. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Pueblo. He is survived by his sister, June (Rudy) Todd, sister- in-law, Verna Batuello; nieces, Tiffani (Joe) White, Rosemary Fall; nephews, Stephen (Kristy) Batuello, Joseph (Clare) Batuello; and other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mary Batuello; brothers, Mario, George and Joey; niece, Cindy; nephew, Paul Anthony; and sister-in-law, Antonia. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2012, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2012, both at St. Mary Catholic Church, Walsenburg. Interment, South St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society, Colorado Division, 2255 S. Oneida, Denver, CO 80207.

Baublits, Jack Lee
Jack Lee Baublits - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2011 - Jack Lee Baublits, 90, of Las Animas, Colo., died Saturday, March 19, 2011, in Las Animas. Jack was a house painter for many years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille, in 1991. Jack is survived by three children, Merle L. (Doris) Baublits of La Junta, Colo., Billy L. (Diane) Baublits of Las Animas, Colo., and Mary Lynn Gallegos of Fort Collins, Colo.; two brothers, Don B. Baublits of Peabody, Kan., and Joe D. Baublits of Rocky Ford, Colo.; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 24, 2011, at the First Baptist Church in Las Animas, Colo. Interment will follow in the Las Animas Cemetery. Those wishing to do so, may make memorial donations to either the First Baptist Church of Las Animas or the Bent County Care Center.

Bauer, Howard Neal
Howard Neal Bauer - Pueblo Chieftain - December 7, 2012 - Howard Neal Bauer, 61, passed away Dec. 4, 2012. He was born Oct. 23, 1951, in Bismarck, N.D., to the union of George and Deloris (Moos) Bauer. His mother preceded him in death; also his son, Todd Bauer. Howard enjoyed being with his family, hunting and fishing and loved all sports. He is survived by his father, George Bauer; his son, Scott Bauer; siblings, Paul (Cheryl) Bauer, Cindy (Aaron) Lapp and Vicky (Joseph) Goldsmith; two grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation, 7 to 9 p.m. today, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, both at Angelus Chapel, Pastor Adam Lambrecht officiating.

Bauer, Joseph
Joseph Bauer - Denver Evening Post - September 22, 1896 - State Happenings - Pueblo, Sept. 22 - Coroner Gale' s inquest into the death of Joseph Bauer resulted in brief that deceased fell from his horse. Bauer was found dead Sunday, and foul play was suspected.

Bauer, Maurine
Maurine Bauer - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 2013 - Maurine Bauer, 92, went to be with the Lord on April 19, 2013, at her home in Fowler, Colo. Maurine was born in Cross Cut, Texas, on Aug. 13, 1920. She moved to Colorado from Texas, where she met and married Charles "Sonny" Bauer. Maurine is survived by two daughters, Judy (Ron) Berg of Amarillo, Texas, and Mary (John) Arnold of Fowler, Colo.; four grandchildren, John Albright, Kimberly Eyhorn, Stephen Arnold and Douglas Arnold; four great-grandchildren, Ashley, Katherine and Loren Albright and Addison Eyhorn; sisters, Dorothy Garland and Billie Farrar, both of Arlington, Texas; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by husband, Sonny Bauer; and sister, Geraldine Abbott. At her request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on April 27, 2013, at Cuchara Christian Fellowship Church in Cuchara, Colo. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial donations be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice at 124 W. Cranston, Fowler, CO 81039. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Thomas Gaide and staff as well as to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Eaton Family Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Baughman, Janice E.
Janice E. Baughman - Pueblo Chieftain - September 9, 2010 - Janice E. Baughman, 72, born March 18, 1938, in Meade, Neb., passed away Sept. 5, 2010. Survived by her longtime partner, Ike Leppke; sons, Robert Baughman and Dan (Tracy Williams) Baughman, both of Arvada, Colo.; and sisters, Mary (Bernard) Stogdill and Karen (Whitey) Wilson. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford, with Pastor Kim James officiating. A fund has been established at US Bank in Janice' s memory.

Baum, Janet Eleanor
Janet Eleanor Baum - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2011 - Janet Eleanor Baum, 80, went peacefully in her sleep to be with her Lord Nov. 15, 2011. She was preceded in death by her daughters, Susan Baum Gernazio, Sally Baum Griffith and Stephanie Baum Nunn Nakama. Janet is survived by her husband of 61 years, Fred; and daughter, Sandra Baum. She also leaves behind to cherish her memory seven grandchildren, Jonah Chun, William and Jesse Griffith, Mario Gernazio, Tiffany Gernazio Briggs, Danny Nunn; and step-granddaughter, Jennifer Nunn Jessup; 14 great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Stanley Nakama; cousin, Irene (John) Cubbito; and longtime friends, Wanda Estep and Nancy Graham. Janet was a member of FOE No.145 Auxiliary. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, Roselawn Cemetery with the Rev. Erleen Cornell officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1209 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005.

Bauman, Elmer
Elmer Bauman - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 2010 - Elmer Bauman, of Manzanola, died Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, in Pueblo. Visitation, 5 to 8 p.m. today, Ford-Ustick Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, First Christian Church of Manzanola, with Pastor John Dell officiating. Interment will be in the Manzanola Cemetery with graveside Masonic services performed by Silver State Lodge 95 of Pueblo. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church of Manzanola; Manzanola, CO 81058. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ford-Ustick Funeral Home.

Bauman, Elmina
Elmina Bauman - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 2011 - Elmina Bauman, 94, of Pueblo, died Feb. 13, 2011, in a Pueblo hospice. Survived by her husband of 72 years, Harry Bauman; sons, Glenn (Janice) Bauman of Centennial, Colo., and Donald (Marilyn) Bauman of Wilmington, Del.; four grandchildren, Andy, Alyssa, Mark, and Amber; and nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by daughter, Gloria Jean, Feb. 9, 1945; and brother, Hugh Rowland. Also survived by half sisters, Rose Burcher, Shirley Schlosser, Barbara Schnabe and Cora Roughall of California and Carol Rowland and half brother, Lowrey Rowland of California. The Baumans farmed northwest of Fowler from 1936 until their retirement in 1972, at which time they moved to Pueblo. They were married April 17, 1939, in Ordway. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. today, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, both at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Ministers Jim Price and Skyler Gartin will officiate. Reception immediately following the service with burial to follow at 2 p.m. at the Fowler Cemetery. Those who wish may make a donation to their favorite charity in Elmina's memory. Arrangements, Griffy Family Funeral Home in Fowler.

Bauman, Frank
Frank Bauman - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 2011 - Frank Bauman, 78, passed away Dec. 13, 2011. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Kay Bauman; children, Ginger (Carlos) Iglesias, Denise (Todd) Baechtel, Aaron (Tanya) Bauman, Sherry (Phil) Maloney, Julie (Dan) McCoy and Marcia (Richard) Jeans; and eight grandchildren. Frank was preceded in death by his daughter, Karen Bauman; and his parents, Roy and Verna Bauman. He was a co- owner of City Cab Company. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to PAWS through the funeral home office.

Baumhoff, John
John Baumhoff - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 2012 - John Baumhoff, 71. Born June 11, 1940, in Oroville, Calif.; passed away June 8, 2012, in Pueblo, Colo. John was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Baumhoff. He is survived by his children, Christine (Sammie) Baugh; and grandchildren, Katie and Derek Miller and Brittany and Bryson Baugh, all of Pueblo; sister, Sara Davis; and niece, Karen Simmons, both of Denver. John lived for many years in New Hampshire and was a member of the Spiritualist Church, both in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. A celebration of his life will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, at the home of his daughter, 3423 San Jose Court.

Bavera, Felipe
Felipe Bavera - Pueblo Indicator - December 25, 1920 - Pool Room Murders - Two Mexicans Shot and Killed in Down Town Resort - As a result of an argument over the price of a game of pool two Mexicans are dead and three men connected with the pool hall are in jail. The shooting took place in Sam Spinnuza' s place at 312 North Union avenue, last Sunday night. One Mexican was killed instantly and the other died at a hospital the day following. Sam and Joe Spinnuza and Peter Inserto are held in jail pending investigation of the shooting. When the shooting began everybody in the hall rushed for the door and none seemed to know just who did the killing, but the police and sheriff' s offices think they can locate the shooters. A big crowd on the outside heard nine shots in all and saw the stampede from the hall. The day following after the police and sheriff' s forces discovered a lot of mash brew and whisky at the home of Sam Spinnuza; the city revoked his pool room license. Chief Daly says that the Spinnuzis have been running a very disorderly place and gave the city lots of trouble and expense. The police say that red liquor has been sold in their place for a long time. The city council has now passed an emergency ordinance permitting police to enter and search any place of business or residence where they suspect liquor is sold. The names of the two men who were killed are Felipe Bavera and Maximo Campos. Fernando Tapoce was wounded.

Baxter, John
John Baxter - Daily Rocky Mountain News - July 1, 1879 - A Cow-Boy' s Carouse - Two Men Killed in a Tragic Encounter at Pueblo - The town of Pueblo, which has figured rather prominently in the present railroad war, was the scene yesterday of an unfortunate encounter, resulting in the death of two men well known throughout Pueblo and the country adjoining. The tragedy was the result of a cow-boy' s carouse, one of the victims at least being in a state of intoxication when he met his end. The affray occurred yesterday morning, about 11 o' clock - the parties to the affair being a young ranchman named John Baxter, and the other a police officer named Alva Tiffany. Baxter was the aggressor, the officer, from all accounts, meeting his death in an attempt to enforce the laws and compel Baxter to be quiet. The News' informant, who was an eye-witness to the occurrence, states that during the morning Baxter came into town with four or five of his comrades. The crowd had just come off from a long cattle drive and were disposed to make a day of it in the southern metropolis. They hitched their horses in front of the saloon of John Scheuer in North Pueblo, and went in to get a drink. The result was that the party became all more or less intoxicated, Baxter especially so. His conduct was so boisterous as to attract attention, and it was in an effort to quiet him that Tiffany met his death. When the crowd got more than unusually noisy in their conduct, Tiffany appeared on the scene, and, addressing Baxter, stated that he would have ' to tone himself down.'  Baxter replied with a yell, and the policeman seeing that the man was armed, approached and asked him for his revolver, it being the impression of those who saw the encounter, that the request was made more for the purpose of keeping the man from doing any harm than anything else. In any event Baxter declined to turn the weapon over, and addressing the policeman said, ' You d' ”n s' ”n of a b' ”h, if you want it, come and take it.'  Before the officer had started for him, Baxter fired. The ball fortunately flew wide of its mark. Tiffany was about to turn - whether to attempt to make the arrest or not is not known. In any event another bullet was sent flying at him from the drunken man' s weapon. At this Tiffany drew his own weapon and shot at Baxter, the two reports appearing to be almost simultaneous. Both men were hit. The ball from Baxter' s revolver struck Tiffany in the left shoulder blade, passing through the lungs and lodging beneath the skin under the right nipple. Tiffany, after receiving the wound, fell like a log and died in five minutes. Baxter fell, too, and was carried to a neighboring drug store, where his injuries were pronounced fatal. The ball from the policeman' s revolver had entered his stomach and in half an hour he was a corpse. The affray created the greatest excitement in Pueblo, where both parties were well known. The scene of the encounter was soon surrounded by a large crowd of people, who shuddered as they gazed on the bodies of the two men, both young and both so full of life and vigor only a few moments before. The coroner of the county was soon after summoned, and impaneled a jury to inquire into the facts. These were very plain and substantially as The News has given them above. A Description of the Victims - Baxter was about twenty-eight years old, and was well known among the cattle men in southern Colorado. He was a partner of James Moore, and the two had quite a bunch of cattle. Baxter ordinarily was a very quiet fellow, but drink seemed to transform him into a fury and he was noted about Pueblo for a fashion he had of galloping at a reckless speed through the streets, and insisting on entering a saloon on horseback. Tiffany was a very estimable young man, who arrived at Pueblo some months ago from Nebraska. He secured an appointment on the police force and was regarded as a steady, sober officer. The tragic affair is very much regretted everywhere in Pueblo, and the particulars of the deadly encounter were discussed in all circles last evening.

Baxter, Maureen Francis
Maureen Francis O'Shea Baxter - Pueblo Chieftain - June 6, 2010 - Maureen Francis O'Shea Baxter passed away at her home surrounded by her children on June 4, 2010. Maureen was born July 20, 1930, in Babylon, N.Y., to Edward T. and Mabel I. O'Shea. Maureen received her nursing degree at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind., and her bachelor' s degree in nursing from St. Louis University in 1953. Maureen married Bernard Joseph Baxter, M.D., on Nov. 7, 1953, in St. Louis. Maureen and Bernard lived in Denver, Pueblo, and Canon City, Colo., raising eight children. With the youngest child in school, Maureen returned to her nursing profession with a passion. Maureen worked as a nurse and also taught nursing for Pueblo Community College (PCC) and she received numerous awards over this period including "faculty member of the year" in 1988. Maureen retired from teaching in 1989 but continued in nursing on a limited basis until the mid 1990s. Upon retirement, Maureen refocused her energies on her children and grandchildren and their numerous activities. Maureen was an active volunteer in the Canon community giving time to numerous organizations including Meal-on-Wheels, Fremont Center for the Arts, Fremont County Democratic Party, as well as serving as Vice President for the Fremont County RE-1 School Board. Maureen was an active member of the St. Michael Parish including service time on the parish council. Maureen was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Joseph Baxter, MD (June 1980); and son-in-law, Paul J. Keohane (February 2009). Maureen is survived by her brother, Thomas E. O'Shea; and sister, Gail Rothman; and sisters-in-law, Anna Marie Baxter and Louise Driscoll (Daniel); children, Terence P. Baxter (Anne), B. Timothy Baxter (Barbara), Mary Ann Webb, Kathleen L. Baxter-Keohane, Clare P. Kerr (William), Michael T. Baxter (Dorothy), Margaret M. Ritter (Timothy) and Gregory S. Baxter (Mandee); grandchildren, Craig and Lauren Baxter, Laura, Anna, Bernard, and Olivia Baxter, Stephanie Romine and Brett Webb, Ryan, Sean and Evan Kerr, Collin, Jacob and Samuel Baxter, Alison and Eric Ritter and Grace and Sydney Baxter; great-grandchildren, Ahni and Jaliyah. Recitation of the Rosary will be prayed at 9:30 a.m., followed by the memorial service, 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 8, 2010; both at St. Michael Catholic Church in Canon City, Colo. Inurnment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City. In lieu of flowers, a nursing scholarship will be established in Maureen' s name and donations will be accepted through Holt Family Funeral Home, 806 Macon Ave., Canon City, CO 81212.

Baxter, Samuel D. P.
Samuel D. P. Baxter - Pueblo Daily Chieftain - February 13, 1902 - We have just learned of the demise of Mr. Baxter, the long time postmaster at Badito, and father of Edwin Baxter of Colorado Springs. Mr. Baxter was a highly respected citizen and the neighborhood and county mourns the loss of an honest upright man. Services will be held at the resident of Mr. Baxter, the Rev. Chenoworth of Gardner officiating.

Bay, Chester
Chester Bay - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2009 - Chester Bay went to be with the Lord on Jan. 11, 2009. He was born near Guymon, Okla., on Nov. 22, 1925, to Shirley E. and Ida M. (Beard) Bay. Service, 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, First Church of God, in La Junta. He married Milsene Quick on March 6, 1945. Mr. Bay started in the trucking business at the age of 17 and continued through his life, hauling onions, hay, produce and mostly cattle. In 1994, he married Elizabeth B. Cass. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; children, Connie (Nick) Nicholas, Cheryl (Bob) Freidenberger, Ron (Lindy) Bay; grandchildren, Mike (Carrie) Nicholas, Rick (Val) Nicholas, Susie (Dave) Meadows, Suzette (Ryan) Swyman, Melinda (Michael) Marks, Cory (April) Bay, David (Bethany) Weaver, Todd (Lauren) Weaver. Also survived by many great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Milsene; siblings, Orville, Albert and Elton Bay; and Grace Place and Sylvia Schafer. Family requests memorials to the First Church of God, La Junta, or charity of choice.

Bay, Darlene M.
Darlene M. Bay - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2009 - Darlene M. Bay, 82, of La Junta, passed away on Sunday in La Junta. She was born on Jan. 22, 1927, to Ralph and Ida Mildred Applebee Quick in Lovelle, Kan. She married Elton M. Bay on April 6, 1947, in Syracuse, Kan. She is survived by her son, Jerry Rita Bay of Cheraw, Colo., Doug Kayla Bay of Cheraw, Colo., Kenneth Barbara Bay of Syracuse, Kan.; daughters, Charlene Scott Pewitt of Pueblo, Colo., Carol Bob Muthler Saine of Denver, Colo., Barbara Daniel Pineda of La Junta, Colo.; brothers, Jack Jean Quick of Lamar, Mo., Verald "Bud" Eleanor Quick of La Junta, Colo., Gary Mary Lou Quick of Cheraw, Colo.; sisters-in-law, Bea "Bob" Reynolds of Pueblo, Colo., Velva Bay of Ohio; 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews survive. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, John Quick and Larry Quick; and sister, Milsene Bay. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Arkansas Valley Hospice or to the AVRNCC, Activities Funds. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, First Church of God, La Junta.

Baynes, Curtis
Curtis Baynes - Pueblo Chieftain - October 1, 2010 - Curtis Baynes, 53. Family and friends deeply mourn the recent loss of Curtis D. Baynes. Curtis died on Sept. 2, 2010, in Monrovia, Calif., where he lived. He cared deeply about his family and friends and will be missed dearly. Curtis was an engineer with the Metropolitan Water District, Southern California, for 25-plus years in Los Angeles, Calif. He had a variety of interests: playing football, basketball and baseball while in school and studying jazz and classical music, focusing on clarinet, tenor and bass saxophone. In recent years, he performed with various jazz bands in the Los Angeles area. He worked as a forestry engineer in Washington and Oregon during summers while studying at Oregon State University and also was a volunteer forestry firefighter during that period. Curtis graduated from Columbia River High School, Vancouver, Wash., and later in 1986 from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science in forestry engineering and resources. He was listed in ' Who' s Who Among High School Students.'  He furthered his education with Biola University, earning an Organizational Leadership Graduate Certificate in 2001, and with Citrus College, Studies in Water Treatment, Distribution and Conservation in 2009. Curtis was born Dec. 27, 1956, in Pueblo, Colo. Curtis is survived by his mother, Alma Baynes; father, Harvey Baynes; and sister, Tracy Baynes. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pueblo, Colo. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Curtis D. Baynes Memorial at Bessemer Academy, Pueblo, Colo., through the funeral home office. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Baysinger, James H.
James H. Baysinger - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 2009 - James H. Baysinger, 86, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 18, 2009. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Charlotte Baysinger; children, David Baysinger, his children, Kellen and Paige Baysinger; Annette (Frank) Schultz, her children, Bryan (Madison) Schultz; Erik Schultz; Scott (Jeanette) Baysinger, his children, Austin, Madison and Sydney Baysinger; sister-in-law, Marguerite McDonald. James served in the 15th Air Force Division during World War II. He went on to retire from the CF&I after 36 years of service. James always will be remembered as a beloved husband, father and grandfather. A private service will be held at Roselawn Cemetery.

Bazza, Guiseppe
Guiseppe Bazza - Huerfano World - April 30, 1998 - This Week In History: 1903 Guiseppe Bazza, in the United States just three months, was killed by a fall of rock in the Sunshine mine. La Revista De Taos Newspaper - Date Unknown - Sunday night a mine explosion in Englevill, Colorado killed the mine superintendent Alex Jacobs and mine employees Frank Feraro, Carlos Fulchero, Giuseppi Battu, and Joe Rizzi. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Beach, Deborah A.
Deborah A. Beach - Pueblo Chieftain - June 8, 2011 - Deborah A. Beach passed away June 6, 2011, in Pueblo, following a brief illness. Debbie was born Feb. 4, 1951. Preceded in death by her husband, Rex, in 2008. Her survivors include her daughters, Mary (Ross Jarvis) Beach and Gertrude (Jeff) Pacheco; six grandchildren; as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Private interment in the Imperial Cemetery. A memorial gathering will be held at a later date. Davis Mortuary - June 2011 - Deborah A. Beach passed away on Monday June 6, 2011 in Pueblo, Colorado following a brief illness. Debbie was born February 4, 1951 in Canon City, Colorado one of eleven children to George and Gertrude Lingo. She was an avid collector and loyal fan of the University of Georgia Bulldogs where she received her Masters Degree. Debbie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Rex in 2008, her brothers Freddie, Eddie, Danny, Scotty, and Timmy; sister, DeeDee and her grandson, Faron. Her survivors include her daughters, Mary (Ross Jarvis) Beach and Gertrude (Jeff) Pacheco; 6 grandchildren, Cody, Nancy, Chyanne, Eric, Skye, and Joey; brothers, George and John Lingo and sisters Darlene Herrod and Denise Norwood as well as numerous other relatives and friends including Francine, Shay, and Gretchen. Private interment in the Imperial Cemetery. A memorial gathering will be held at a later date.

Beach, Ednamae
Ednamae Russell Parsons Beach - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 2012 - Ednamae Russell Parsons Beach, May 17, 1929 - Nov. 18, 2012. Born in Sioux City, Iowa, Ednamae was a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Methodist Hospital nursing program. Prior to retirement, she was employed by St. Mary-Corwin Hospital for 27 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Florence; first husband, Robert F. Parsons; son, Michael Parsons; daughter, Martha Parsons; and son-in-law, Mark Baer. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Theodore Beach; daughters, Cynthia Baer and Pamela Sanchez; son, William Beach; daughter-in-law, Sandy Lybolt; sister, Kay (Frank) Hidalgo; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family services at a later date. Yaksich and Long Mortuary, Raton, N.M.

Beagle, Billie
Billie ' Bea'  Beagle - Enid News and Eagle - March 5, 2008 - The funeral for Billie ' Bea'  Beagle, 80, of Canyon, Texas, will be 10 a.m. Friday at Garden Chapel of Johnson' s Good Samaritan Funeral Service, Woodward. The Rev. Damon Deaton will officiate. Burial will be in Zelma Cemetery, southwest of Gate. She was born July 31, 1927, in Forgan to Thomas and LaVaughn Beardsley Hutson and died Monday, March 3, 2008, in Amarillo, Texas. She attended school in Arnett. She married Joe C. Beagle April 22, 1944, in Cheyenne. They lived in Trinidad, Colo., Borger, Texas, and Cactus, Texas, before moving to Canyon. She graduated from West Texas State University in 1974 with a degree in art and special education. She was a teacher at Canyon Independent School District for 19 years and a member of Faith Community Chapel in Canyon. She was a homemaker, seamstress and quilter. Surviving are her husband, Joe; one son, Martin Beagle of Salt Lake City; one daughter, JoAnna Gisch of Canyon; one sister, Jane Molloy of Gage; three brothers, Malcolm Hutson of Wenatchee, Wash., Raymond Hutson of Sheridan, Wyo., and Thomas Hutson of Woodward; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son and a brother.

Beagles, Gene B.
Gene B. Beagles - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2010 - Gene B. Beagles died in Pueblo, Colorado on January 18, 2010. He was born in Cripple Creek, Colorado on December 31, 1942. He was a longtime Pueblo resident. Gene was a musician/drummer who played in clubs in Cripple Creek, Denver, and Colorado Springs. Known as the ' Roadrunner'  to some, he was always on the move looking for new things, new music, and life. He held tight to the fact that life was worth fighting hard for. He touched many and many touched him in his journey. He lived to the beat of a different drummer, music was his passion. Preceded in death by parents Eugene and Avis Beagles. Survived by his sister, Virginia Andrew of Colorado Springs; cousins, Marlene Santilli of Pueblo and Charlene Murphy, of Florida; nephew, Mitchell Andrew of Denver and niece Michelle Taylor of Colorado Springs. Cremation has taken place. Services are being planned for late spring at Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs. In lieu of flowers please give to your favorite charity. The family may be reached at 3023Β½ W. Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, Co 80904

Beaird, Richard L.
Richard L. "Dick" Beaird - Pueblo Chieftain - January 4, 2009 - Richard L. "Dick" Beaird, 87, passed away peacefully on Dec. 31, 2008, in Pueblo, Colo., following an illness, while revelling in the "My Marie Polka." Dick was born in Lufkin, Texas, on Oct. 4, 1921, and retired as an Air Force master sergeant in 1971. He served throughout the world as an Air Force crew chief and repair technician for various bombers and jet fighters. Following retirement, Dick played a critical role in the civic development of Pueblo West. He was an avid golfer with several "holes in one" to his credit who always maintained his fitness level. He was preceded in passing by his parents, Oscar and Maggie Beaird; brothers, Ocie, David and Harvey; and by his loving wife of 52 years, Marie. Dick and Marie were avid polka dancers; together they founded and played a prominent role in several polka clubs and festivals nationwide. Dick is survived by two sisters, Alice Sargent of Center, Texas, and Jeri (John) Vannatta of Longview, Texas; nephews, Daniel (Kerrie) Studen and godson, Benjamin, of Beulah, Colo., Ian (Michelle, Jake and Luke) Kastelic of Colorado Springs, Colo.; the lovely people at the Pueblo Regent Retirement Community; the wonderful caregivers of the Sangre de Cristo Hospice House; as well as many, many friends. In lieu of gifts and flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice House, 1107 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO, 81005. At his request, there will be no viewing. Funeral Mass, noon Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, Shrine of St. Therese, with interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery. Funeral arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Beal, Daniel
Daniel ' Sonny'  Beal - Pueblo Chieftain - November 4, 2010 - Daniel ' Sonny'  Beal was born in Pueblo, Colo., Dec. 2, 1921, and passed away Nov. 2, 2010 of cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, James C. and Eileen Beal; his beloved wife of 66 years Marjorie Dolores Beal, and his brother Charles A. ' Dutch'  Beal. He is survived by his sons, Patrick (Gail) Beal of Pueblo, James (Vivian) Beal of Pueblo and daughter Beth Jennings of Pueblo. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Todd Beal, Jamie Beal, Brooks Beal, Zachary Pool, Cheyenne Pool and one great-grandchild, Nicki Beal. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Sonny served in World War II on the USS Missouri as a Radioman First Class. He also served in the Naval Reserves until Dec. 12, 1974. Daniel and Marjorie were married on Jan. 23, 1943 in San Francisco, Calif. Sonny also worked as a night chief clerk for the Rio Grande railroad in Pueblo between 1938 and 1983. He enjoyed his cabin in Bonanza Colo., which was purchased in 1958. He restored the cabin with the help of many dear friends and family members. As a young man, his greatest passions were playing fast pitch softball and jeeping in the back country. He played fast pitch softball for many organizations and agencies throughout the region and was quite renowned for his pitching ability which took him to many playoff opportunities statewide and abroad. Sonny also had a profound love of music, primarily piano and organ, and loved the Big Band era of music. After retirement, Sonny and Dolores enjoyed traveling around the country on their Goldwing motorcycle with friends and family. During his retirement, Sonny became a devoted grandfather and greatly enjoyed spending time with his two small grandchildren teaching them the ' traditional'  ways of doing things. He also was active in attending nearly all of their sporting events and other activities. Cremation arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home. Per Sonny's request, there will be no viewing or services.

Beal, Flora
Flora Beal - Huerfano World Journal - February 23, 2012 - Flora M. Beal, 89, passed away on February 10, 2012. She was born May 20, 1922 in Walsenburg, Colorado. She was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Freda Choury, husband Donald Beal, brothers Armand Choury and Leland Choury. Flora is survived by her sons Anthony (Sylvia) Velarde of Walsenburg, Colo., and Ronald (Marian) Velarde of Grand Junction, Colo. as well as by six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; sisters Martha Apodaca, Margaret Quintana and Velma Tylock as well as by numerous other family members and friends. Arrangements by Boies-Ortega Funeral Home.

Beal, Ruth A.
Ruth A. Beal - Montgomery & Steward - January 18, 2013 - Ruth A. Beal, 87, born in Atwood, Kan. to Ethel and Bethel Beal, passed away January 15, 2013, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by her brother, Merrill (Leona) Beal of Boulder, Colo. and sister, Erline Brooks Davis of Pueblo; and several nieces and nephews. Ruth moved to Colorado Springs, Colo. in 1949. She worked 3 years for Alexander Film Company and 33 years for the U.S. Government. Ruth enjoyed traveling. Member of First Presbyterian Church of Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Photography Club, B&I Group from YWCA and Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. A private graveside service will be held in Atwood, Kan.

Beaman, Bill
Bill Beaman - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 1991 - Wife insists husband was killed - Mary Beaman insists her husband, Bill, was murdered - "It's a homicide," she said Tuesday in response to statements from the Rio Grande County Sheriff's Office that the bullet wound in the skull of the body found in the Rio Grande on Sunday could have been self-inflicted. "I absolutely can't believe that. Suicide is a coward's way out," Mrs. Beaman said. Dave Stong, investigator for the 12th Judicial District Attorney's office, also is convinced Beaman was murdered. Rio Grande County Sheriff Desi Medina said he was still "only 98 percent sure" the body found by a Monte Vista fisherman is that of William "Bill" Beaman, 54, the John Deere farm implements dealer here who disappeared May 15. However, he "authorized" release of an obituary to put things to rest for the family. "I've been thinking like a cop too much lately," Medina said. The clothes on the dead man's badly decomposed body matched those of Beaman, from the watch to the gray lizard boots, Medina said. The sheriff's office said Monday that a diving team searched the sand of the river for Beaman's wedding ring. Mrs. Beaman said she has told officers all along she has the rings because Beaman only wore them on special occasions, not to work. "They were very important to him," she said. Mrs. Beaman said she expects the coroner's office to release her husband's body to the family today. She said she needs "to know specifics," which can be learned from such things as a close inspection of Beaman's dental records with the teeth of the dead man. She said she would not examine the body, instead asking questions and providing information for those doing the investigation in order to make a positive identification. There is a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Beaman's killer, his wife said, adding that anyone with information relating to the murder should contact either the district attorney's office, the FBI or the sheriff's office. "Whoever it is (who killed her husband) has destroyed a lot of things. And I will never be the same," Mrs. Beaman said. "Life goes on but it really doesn't. Not for me it doesn't. That life is really shattered." She said she could not have handled Beaman's death earlier but had steeled herself for the possibility. However, she is having difficulty handling the rumors that some area residents have been spreading. "It's cruel. People don't think about how rumors hurt." Beaman also is survived by his parents, two sons, three stepchildren, three brothers and a sister. His family and friends have started a memorial fund for the San Luis Valley 4-H Foundation of which he was president. Beaman "got his start" in 4-H and believed the organization gave youngsters a "good start," Mrs. Beaman said. Contributions to the fund can be made in care of Olme & Sharp Funeral Home, Monte Vista. A memorial service will be held for Beaman at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Sargent High School football field with the Rev. Phil Janowsky of the Sargent Community Church, for which Beaman was a lay reader, presiding.

Beamer, William Anthony
William Anthony ' Bleau'  Beamer - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2012 - William Anthony ' Bleau'  Beamer left this world unexpectedly on Nov. 10, 2012, to join the ones who have gone before. Born on Feb. 12, 1956, in Pueblo, Colo. Celebration of Life, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, Metropolis Supper Club, 1201 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs. Festivities to immediately follow. Contributions may be made to UCPPE and/or ASCAP.

Beamon, Arlo Gerald
Arlo Gerald Beamon - Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 2009 - Arlo Gerald Beamon, born on Dec. 16, 1969, departed this life on March 4, 2009. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Arlo Beamon, Don Trusty and Shirly Trusty. Survived by his wife, Lori Beamon; children, Cody (Kasie) Kissner, Keeley Kissner, Kaylyn Beamon and Lane Beamon; grandson, Cody Klay Kissner; grandmother, June Beamon; parents, Bill (Melodie) Beamon and Debbie (Rick) Humphry; brother, Douglas Lane; sister, Mindy (Kent) Shorten; uncle, Bob (Ruth) Beamon; niece, nephew, cousins and a world of friends. Arlo was a very loving and caring husband and father who loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Arlo always was willing to help family and friends. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2009, Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Ave., Pueblo, Colo., 81001. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Arlo's name to Praise Assembly Youth Ministry.

Bean, Carolyn J.
Carolyn J. Bean - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2011 - Carolyn J. Bean, 63, passed away Feb. 14, 2011. Cremation, no public service. Arrangements, Davis Mortuary.

Beard, Margaret R.
Margaret R. Beard - Pueblo Chieftain - January 4, 2011 - Margaret R. Beard, 84, peacefully earned her wings Jan. 2, 2011, surrounded by loving family and friends. Survived by her children, Kevin Beard, and Luanne Beard, both of Pueblo, and Lee (Joyce) Beard of Brownsburg, Ind.; sister, Sr. Francine Barber of Seattle, Wash.; grandchildren, Zach and Nick Beard of Brownsburg, Ind.; and granddog, Landry. Preceded in death by her husband, Lue W. Beard. Margaret was born Jan. 30, 1926, in Pueblo, to Frank and Josephine Barber. She retired from Mountain Bell. She was an awesome cook and enjoyed bingo and the Denver Broncos. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Celebration of Margaret' s life, 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th St., with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Trinity Fund.

Beardslee, Carolyn Sue
Carolyn Sue Beardslee - The Chronicle-News - December 11, 2009 - Carolyn Sue Beardslee, age 60, passed away at home on December 3, 2009. She was born in Effingham, Illinois on September 14, 1949 to Eveley (Fisher) and Everett White, who both preceded her in death. Carolyn was an avid bowler and dart player. She was a sports fanatic and loved the Broncos and Colorado Rockies. Survivors are husband of 42 years, Tom of home address; children, Michael (Rose) Beardslee, Seattle, Wash.; Michelle (Javier) Luna, Iowa; Tom Beardslee, Trinidad; Vanessa Beardslee, Trinidad; T. J. Beardslee of home address; 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; brothers, Mike (Judy) White, Joe (Betty) White, Tom (Doris) White, John (Becky) White, all of Arizona; sister-in-law, Donna Gardner, Ariz.; numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, December 11, 2009, at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Gary Nelson officiating. At her request, cremation with private inurnment at a later date. Friends are invited to gather with family at the Lord' s Chapel in Segundo after services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to charity of your choice. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Beatty, Ralph A. III
Ralph A. Beatty III - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 2011 - Ralph A. Beatty III, 67, passed away April 14, 2011. Survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Ria ' Di Di'  Beatty; mother, Myrtle J. Beatty; children, Belle Poppenberger and Dolph Beatty; sisters, Barbara Jo Lipcon and Sandra Palmer; brother, John Beatty and grandchildren, Jack and Morgan Poppenberger. Preceded in death by his father, Ralph A. Beatty Jr. Ralph was born Oct. 24, 1943, in Oakland, Calif. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. At his request, there will be no viewing. A gathering in his honor will be held at a later date. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Beaty, Ray
Ray Beaty - Trinidad Times Independent - March 7, 2011 - Ray Beaty, 68, passed away on March 2, 2011. Born April 14, 1942, in Denver, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his parents William and Maurine Beaty. He was married to his loving wife Verna, in 1962, after serving in the Navy four years. He was an active member of the Bible Baptist Church in Trinidad. Survivors include his wife, Verna, three sons Bill (Janet) Beaty of Trinidad, Colorado, Bob (Ully) Beaty of Germany, Dan (Liz) Beaty of Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, and one daughter Yvonne (Mike) Ruscetti, of Trinidad, Colorado. He is also survived by five brothers and five sisters, six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter, sister in law Martha (Walt) Garson, and brother in law Wesley Dunaway. Visitation will be March 9, 2001 from 2:00pm until 6:00 pm at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral will be Thursday, March 10, 2011, at10:00 a.m., at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with Andy Ohman officiating. Burial to follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. After the services a meal will be served at the home address, 1111 Victoria Square, Trinidad. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Al Kaly Shrine: Children' s Hospital, PO Box 193 Pueblo, Colorado, or the Advocates Against Domestic Assault, PO Box 696, Trinidad, Colorado. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Beauchamp, W.
W. Beauchamp - Silver Cliff Weekly Herald - February 23, 1882 - Pueblo News - Pueblo February 16 - W. Beauchamp, of the wholesale produce house of Meeker & Beauchamp. Died suddenly today of congestion of the brain.

Beaudry, Deborah
Deborah Beaudry - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 2009 - Deborah and Eric Beaudry passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 23, 2009. Deb and Eric are survived by their sons, Danny and Mark Beaudry; and their daughter, Erica Beaudry. Deb is survived by her mother, Rose Rodgers Hinkleman. Deb and Eric dedicated their lives to their children and to each other. They had countless friends who were fortunate enough to know them and to experience their incredible love story. They were exceptionally passionate about their business, their health and their community. They meant so much to so many, and will be deeply missed. Their eccentric personalities are what we all loved and what will be remembered most. A memorial service, organized by the T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Halloween day, Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Pueblo Convention Center, 320 Central Main St. Coincidentally, Halloween was their favorite holiday. All who wish to attend are welcome and encouraged to share their fond memories or stories at the service. The family is asking that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Deb's and Eric' s name for an athletic scholarship that will be created in their memory. Please send any contributions to the Deb & Eric Beaudry Scholarship Fund, Wells Fargo Bank, 3000 Hart Road, Pueblo, CO 81008.

Beaudry, Eric
Eric Beaudry - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 2009 - Deborah and Eric Beaudry passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 23, 2009. Deb and Eric are survived by their sons, Danny and Mark Beaudry; and their daughter, Erica Beaudry. Deb is survived by her mother, Rose Rodgers Hinkleman. Deb and Eric dedicated their lives to their children and to each other. They had countless friends who were fortunate enough to know them and to experience their incredible love story. They were exceptionally passionate about their business, their health and their community. They meant so much to so many, and will be deeply missed. Their eccentric personalities are what we all loved and what will be remembered most. A memorial service, organized by the T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Halloween day, Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Pueblo Convention Center, 320 Central Main St. Coincidentally, Halloween was their favorite holiday. All who wish to attend are welcome and encouraged to share their fond memories or stories at the service. The family is asking that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Deb's and Eric' s name for an athletic scholarship that will be created in their memory. Please send any contributions to the Deb & Eric Beaudry Scholarship Fund, Wells Fargo Bank, 3000 Hart Road, Pueblo, CO 81008.

Beaumont, Mabel E.
Mabel E. Beaumont - Rock Island Argus - August 19, 2005 - Mabel E. Beaumont, 95, of Davenport, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, at Crest Health Care Center, Davenport. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Weerts, Davenport. Visitation is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial is in Davenport Memorial Park. She was born Nov. 9, 1909, to Elmer and Agnes Linderoth. She married Luman Beaumont Sept. 30, 1928, in Des Moines, Iowa. He died in 1996. Survivors are sons, Gregory Beaumont, Trinidad, Colo., Richard Beaumont, Fort Myers, Fla.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

Beaumont, Richard A.
Richard A. "Rick" Beaumont - Indianapolis Star - July 3, 2006 - Richard A. "Rick" Beaumont, 69, passed away on June 30, 2006 in Fort Myers, Florida. He was a resident of Indianapolis for 35 years before moving to Florida in 2004. Rick was born in Des Moines and grew up in Davenport, Iowa. He graduated from Cornell College in 1958. Following graduation he joined Connecticut General (now Cigna) where he held several sales and management positions in the employee benefits field throughout his career. He also served 2 years in the U.S. Army during this time. He retired in 1991 at age 55 as Sales Manager in Indianapolis. Following retirement, Rick worked at several area golf courses including Hillcrest Country Club and the PGA Tour Shop. He also volunteered for 8 years at Community Hospital North. His hobbies included golf and woodworking. Rick is survived by his partner, Sharon Balog, three daughters: Deborah Petersburg of Raleigh, NC, Jennifer James of Durham, NC and Cynthia Eldridge of Atlanta, GA; a brother, Greg of Trinidad, CO and four grandchildren. A celebration of Rick's life will be held at Christ Community Church in Fort Myers later this year. Memorial contributions may be made to Coalition For Pulmonary Fibrosis, 1659 Branham Lane, F-227, San Jose, CA 95118 or American Lung Association, 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006.

Beauvais, Donald L.
Donald L. Beauvais - Pueblo Chieftain - February 8, 2009 - Donald L. Beauvais, 71, passed away on Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, surrounded by his family and the love of all who knew him. Survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Beverly Beauvais; seven children, Don Jr. Carol, Colorado City, Larry of Colorado Springs, Scott Carla of Pueblo West, Kurt Jacki of Colorado Springs, Renee Beauvais of Pueblo, Bryan Dana of Pueblo West and Bruce Andria of Colorado Springs; and 21 grandchildren, Don Sarah Beauvais III, Brandon Beauvais, Nic, Matt, Jeff Shana and Cody Roberts, Dylan Beauvais, Alex Vanessa Beauvais, Chris, Melissa and Matt Salazar, all of Pueblo, Ryan Scott, Jennifer and Nolan Beauvais, all of Pueblo West, Tanner, Zach, Jesse and Chelsea Beauvais of Colorado Springs, Jacqueline Beauvais of Denver, Dustin Beauvais of Fort Collins and Zach Wendy Beauvais of Ludlow, England. Also survived by four great-grandchildren, Lillian and Landen Beauvais of Fort Collins, Faith and Charity Beauvais of Pueblo, and baby Roberts, expected in June; honorary children, Dan and Randi Comden; honorary grandchildren, Alison Tony Arellano of Denver, Andrew Comden of Fort Collins, Nathan Joy Comden of Colorado Springs, Matthew and Benjamin Comden, both of Pueblo; brothers, Jerry Audrey of Arlington Heights, Ill., Phil Babette of Pueblo and Fred Linda of Fort Collins; sister, Phyllis Clements; brothers-in-law, Tom Jeanie Margison of Pueblo, Barbara Joe Pannunzio of Pueblo, and Mary Beth Frank Whalen of Colorado City. Don was born May 22, 1937, in Pueblo, to Ernestine Kottenstette and Phil Beauvais. Preceded in death by his parents; sister, Dorothy Lenore Margison; mother and father-in-law, Ruth Grassman and Jack Dazzio; and great-grandson, Gabriel Salazar. Don worked for 10 years at Pueblo N.O. Nelson, four years for Connecticut Mutual and co-owned ABC Plumbing of Pueblo and Colorado Springs for 33 years, until his retirement in 2002. He was a proud member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 25 years and six months, where he influenced many people with his experience, strength and hope. He walked like he talked and was a man of his word. Don's passion and pride of his life were his wife, children and family. He loved the mountains and his home in Beulah, Colo. His hobby was playing poker with the same guys for over 40 years. Memorial Mass, 2:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, Our Lady of the Meadows, 23 Starling Drive. A private inurnment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens, followed by a reception at Our Lady of the Meadows. In lieu of food or flowers, memorials may be made to Centro de los Pobres, through the funeral home.

Beauvais, Gerald Joseph
Gerald Joseph Beauvais - Pueblo Chieftain - September 3, 2010 - Gerald Joseph Beauvais was born Nov. 28, 1934, in Pueblo, Colo., to Philip J. and Ernestine (nee Kottenstette) Beauvais. He died Aug. 31, 2010, at his home in Arlington Heights, Ill. Mr. Beauvais is survived by his wife, Audrey (nee Thiel); his children, Jim, Dr. John (Kathe), Beth Beauvais Walberg, David (Cheryl) and Lisa (Tony) Beauvais Coleman; his eight grandchildren; his sister and two brothers in Colorado. Visitation, Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, and Funeral Mass, Saturday, Sept. 4. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, Masses or memorials to St. Vincent DePaul Society of Our Lady of the Wayside Church, 432 W. Park St., Arlington Heights, IL 60005 appreciated.

Beauvais, Larry Lee
Larry Lee Beauvais - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2012 - Larry Lee Beauvais, 54, passed away Dec. 23, 2012, in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was born on Jan. 18, 1958, in Pueblo to Donald L. Beauvais Sr. and Beverly A. Beauvais. Survived by his children, Jacqueline (Jacob) Shoemaker of Denver and Dustin (Tina) Beauvais of Greeley; grandchildren, Lillian and Landen Beauvais, Noel Way and Amos Shoemaker; mother, Beverly Beauvais; sister, Renee Beauvais; and brothers, Don (Carol) Beauvais Jr., all of Pueblo; Scott (Carla) Beauvais of Denver; Kurt (Jacki) Beauvais; Bruce (Andria) Beauvais of Colorado Springs and Bryan (Dana) Beauvais of Durham, N.C.; three nieces; 16 nephews; four great-nieces; and one great-nephew. Preceded in death by father, Donald Beauvais Sr.; and his lifetime companion, Rowdy. Larry graduated from Central High School in 1976 and from the University of Northern Colorado. He was a true salesman by trade and spent his lifetime in sales. He could ' sell a penny for a buck.'  Larry was passionate about the martial arts and held five fifth-degree black belts, in Butokukan, and Japanese Karate. For many years he owned his own dojo in Colorado Springs. His true loves in his life were his children and grandchildren. He was an outdoorsman at heart and spent much of his time in the mountains hunting, fishing and camping. He and his children had many great adventures in their favorite spot, Brush Creek, Colo. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Beauvais, Marilyn Therese (Sister)
Sister Marilyn Therese Beauvais - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 2011 - Sister Marilyn Therese Beauvais, S.C., passed away June 20, 2011, at the Motherhouse. Preceded in death by parents, George A. and Mary A. Beauvais. Survived by brothers, Ed (Mary Ellen) of Scottsdale, Ariz., and George ' Jay'  (Mary Ann) of Pueblo. Services to be held in Cincinnati, Ohio. Donations may be made to Sisters of Charity Retirement Fund, 5900 Delhi Road, Mount St. Joseph, OH 45051-1500.

Beaver, Jean Louise
Jean Louise Beaver - Pueblo Chieftain - January 5, 2011 - Jean Louise Beaver, 52, passed away Jan. 3, 2011. Preceded in death by her parents, James and Ruth Dennis; her aunt, Norma Paulovec; and her special friend, Debbie Vigil. Survived by her loving husband, Johnny Beaver; children, Matthew (Veronica) Beaver and Mallory Beaver; in-laws, John and Georgia Beaver; grandchildren, Brad and Lexi Beaver; sisters, Sharon Groves and Candi (Keith) Hoff; nieces and nephews, Wendy (Troy) Rundle, Kevin (Kristy) Renzelman, Jimmy Walters, Sydney Hoff, and Holly Hoff; great-nephew, Wyatt Renzelman; numerous other relatives; and special friend, John Paul Chavez. Jean was a member of Fellowship of the Rockies, and worked at St. Mary- Corwin Medical Center as a barista coordinator. She loved God, her family and life. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Fellowship of the Rockies. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation through the funeral home. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Becher, Elwyn Kay
Elwyn Kay Becher - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2009 - Elwyn Kay Becher passed away May 17, 2009 in Pueblo. Kay was born December 17, 1925 in Rye, CO, one of three children to Hiram and Opal Becher. He was a veteran of the US Navy having served in both WW II and Korea. Kay was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, the Navy PT Cruisers, a longtime secretary of the Steel City Kiwanis Club, a member of South Pueblo Lodge #31 AF&AM, BPO Elks Lodge #90, the CSU-Pueblo Alumni Assn. and Presidents Club as well as being very active in the CSU-Pueblo Athletic Department. He was an active member of the ROMEO Club, was on the board of the Salvation Army, was an avid fisherman and he loved local sports and following local athletes. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Dean. His survivors include his wife of 55 years, Madge; his sons, Dennis, Gary (Robyn) and Kent (Kandis), sister Iris (Pat) Lara; his grandchildren, Breanna, Kaylee, Garrison, Robinson, TJ, Kyle, and Jared: 6 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 2009 in the Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford, with Rev. Kim James officiating. Masonic Rites provided by South Pueblo Lodge #31 AF&AM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Kay' s name to the CSU-Pueblo Athletics or to the Salvation Army.

Beck, Edward C.
Edward C. Beck - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 2010 - Edward C. Beck, husband of Mary K. Beck, died on July 14, 2010. He was father to Judy (Edward) Paris and Edward (Connie) Beck III; and brother to Janet (Bert) Agnew and Ralph (Brenda) Beck. Edward served in World War II as an officer in the Air Corps. He was formerly of Aspinwall, Pa., but moved to Pueblo West, where he has resided almost since its inception. Among his many activities, he found pleasure in gardening, playing the organ, golfing and flying; however, most of all, he especially enjoyed his family. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. The memorial service will be held in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Beck, Glenna Mae
Glenna Mae Brookshire "Bird Lady" Beck - Pueblo Chieftain - April 7, 2009 - Glenna Mae Brookshire "Bird Lady" Beck, 78, was born July 4, 1930; and passed away April 6, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Joseph Vincent Beck. She is survived by three children, Jeannie Beck Maher, Clifton (Terri Lepthien) Beck, Sharon Beck; grandchildren, Douglas and Daniel Beck, Julia Maher Velasquez; numerous great-grandchildren and other relatives. One of Glenna's greatest passions was caring for God's creatures. She was referred to as the "Bird Lady of Belmont." Her other great passion was her genealogy. She traced and wrote about her family and her husband's family, and published several genealogy books. A memorial service for Glenna will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 10, 2009, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Glenna's memory to the Animal Welfare Spay & Neuter Clinic through the funeral home office. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Beck, Henry A.
Henry A. Beck - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 2012 - Henry A. Beck, passed away July 18, 2012. Survived by his sons, Dr. George (Cynthia) Beck and Dr. Jim (Jeanette) Beck; grandchildren, Tristen Beck and Sable Beck; numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends. Preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice, on Jan. 17, 2011; parents; and two brothers. Henry was born in Chicago, Ill. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as an Arizona Bushmaster, and received two purple hearts. He was a private pilot for many years and founded Industrial Plumbing and Heating over 50 years ago. Henry was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer. He would have been a pro golfer, had he not been drafted into the Army. He also enjoyed playing pool, horseshoes and bowling. He was a member of Plumbers Union No. 58, BPO Elks No. 90 and Sons of Italy. Henry was a dedicated family man. He loved nothing more than spending time with his wife and sons, and later his two grandchildren. Henry was deeply loved and will be missed by all. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Monday, and funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2012, with the Rev. Father Ben Bacino as celebrant. Both services at Christ The King Church, 1708 Horseshoe Dr., and interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food or flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project through the funeral home.

Beck, James L. (Rev.)
Rev. James L. Beck - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2010 - Rev. James L. Beck, 84, longtime resident of Pueblo, former employee of the Colorado State Highway Department and retired pastor of Gilead Baptist Church, was called to heaven suddenly Dec. 14, 2009, at his home in Bryson City, N.C. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. June 22 at Antioch Baptist Church, 3220 W. Pueblo Blvd., with the Rev. Kenneth Black officiating. The family welcomes all who wish to attend. Interment of remains will be next to his wife, Elinor, at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Beck, Martha M.
Martha M. Beck - Pueblo Chieftain - October 6, 2010 - Martha M. Beck, 93, of Pueblo West, passed away Oct. 3, 2010. She was born in Woodworth, N.D., on July 23, 1917, to Gottlieb and Ella (Keller) Beck. Martha is survived by her children, Karen (Wayne) Nazarenus, Robert (Elaine) Beck; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Benjamin Beck; and numerous other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, Pueblo First Seventh- day Adventist Church, 3910 O' Neal Ave., Pastor Wayne Nazarenus officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ' Your Story Hour,'  c/o Wayne and Karen Nazarenus, 398 E. Maher Drive, Pueblo West, CO 81007.

Beck, Winifred
Winifred Beck - Wees-Corley-Fish Funeral Home - February 2010 - Winifred "Winnie" Beck, 82, of Austin, Texas, passed away on Feb. 9, 2010. She was born on Dec. 2, 1927, to William O. and Thelma M. Farrell in Raton and raised in Trinidad. She resided in Albuquerque for 24 years before moving to Austin. She worked for Mt. States Telephone, Farmers Insurance, and I.R.S. Winnie was a member of First United Methodist Church, president of Susanna Wesley Sunday School for 18 years, a member of Beta Sigma Phi, Tau Master Chapter since 1945. Winnie was a loving mother dedicated to her family, Sunday school, Beta Sigma Phi and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert J. Beck; uncle, Bill Cunningham. Winnie is survived by her daughters, Wendy L. Hixon and husband, Steve, Debra Montgomery and husband, Pat; grandchildren, Ian Nelson and wife, Shannon; Robert Hixon and wife, Amanda, Brandy Hixon, Roxie Johnson and husband Bill; Stacy Hemphill and husband, Tommy; seven great-grandchildren; aunt, Sarah Cunningham. Special thanks to Hospice Austin Staff for their care and concern. A Memorial Service will be held at 11a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, at Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel, 2620 South Congress Avenue. Memorial contributions may be sent to First United Methodist Church, 1201 Lavaca, Austin, Texas 78701. Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home South Congress, 2620 S. Congress, Austin, TX 512/442-1446.

Becker, Albert
Albert Becker - The Walsenburg World - September 17, 1914 - Albert Becker an Old Walsenburg Merchant and Pioneer Dead (Photo) - Albert Becker - twenty-five years ago a prominent merchant and citizen of Walsenburg died recently at his home in New York of internal cancer. He is survived by his widow and one son. The death of Albert Becker brings back to many of the old citizens of Walsenburg the stirring times of a quarter of a century ago. He came here starting with Mr. Bernstein a mercantile store under the head of ' Bernstein and Becker.'  No man in Huerfano County was more respected and his kindly, generous, and courteous manner and sterling integrity endeared him to all who knew him. The history of the business is written in the history of the Big stores of Bernstein' s, and its wonderful success. Mr. Becker has always taken pride in the success of this enterprise as it is a monument to him as well as our Mr. Bernstein. It is with sorrow that we record the death of Albert Becker, and although he has not been a resident here for a good many years his death comes to us almost as a personal loss.

Becker, Ann
Ann Becker - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 2009 - Ann Becker, April 3, 1943 - August 7, 2009 - Ann Becker, 66, passed away August 7, 2009 in Pueblo. Ann worked as a real estate agent for many years before her retirement. She loved animals, especially horses and wolves and thoroughly enjoyed her trips to Mission Wolf. Ann was preceded in death by her parents. Her survivors include her husband Charles, children Liz (Bill) Donnelly, Brett Buchanan, Cindi (Dennis) Basinger, Toni (Ron) Pisano, 7 grandchildren, Mary, Will, Samantha, Crystal, Jared, Ryan, and Alicia, as well as 2 brothers, 4 sisters and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. At her request, no viewing, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of her Life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 15, 2009 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The family suggests that donations in memory of Ann be made to Mission Wolf or to the Pueblo Community College Foundation through the Davis Mortuary, 128 Broadway Ave, Pueblo, CO 81004.

Becker, Christine R.
Christine R. Becker - Minot Daily News - March 23, 2008 - Christine R. Becker, 83, Beulah, died Thursday, March 20, 2008, in a Hazen hospital. She was born Aug. 5, 1924, to Jacob and Bertha Berger in Taylor. She married Clemans Becker May 3, 1942, in Sidney, Montana. Survivors: husband; sons, Duane, Lincoln, Neb., Gary, Butte, Mont., Gene, Bismarck, Charles, Las Vegas; daughter; Bev Knobel, Casper, Wyo.; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Con, of California, Albert, of Colorado; sister, Bertha Gegelman, Trinidad, Colo. Funeral: Tuesday, 10 a.m. MDT, Prairie View Church, of God, Beulah. Burial: Beulah City Cemetery. Family service: Monday, 7 p.m. MDT, Seibel Funeral Home, Beulah. Visitation: Monday, 4 to 7 p.m. MDT, in the funeral home.

Becker, Donna Marilyn
Donna Marilyn (Dahl) Becker - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 2009 - Donna Marilyn (Dahl) Becker passed away on May 5, 2009, in Pueblo, Colo. She had lived in Pueblo West, Colo., for the last four years with her daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Bill Fortune. Although this was her 25th home, she had most recently lived in Fairfax, Va., for 36 years. Donna was born in Kent, Minn., on July 23, 1929. Preceding her in death was her husband of 51 years, Richard Byran Becker, (colonel, U.S. Air Force, retired), who she greatly missed since his death in 2005. She will be buried alongside her husband at Arlington National Cemetery on June 12, 2009. Donna was a devoted wife and loving mother who turned every military relocation into a family adventure. Her creativity provided many wonderful and memorable gatherings for family and friends. She leaves behind her four children, Deborah (Bill) Fortune of Pueblo West, Colo., Richard B. Becker Jr. (Paula) of Fairfax, Va., Robert A. Becker (Mary) of Annandale, Va., and John R. Becker (Barbara) of Oak Hill, Va.; eight grandchildren, including Julie (Fortune) Kuhlman (Cody) of Pueblo West, Colo., and Jennifer Fortune of Lawrence, Kan.; and four great-grandchildren. Also greatly missing her are her siblings, Myland Dahl, Vincent Dahl (Nancy) and Janice Halgunseth (Lloyd).

Becker, Eugene Rueben
Eugene Rueben Becker - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2012 - Eugene Rueben Becker, 74, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 13, 2012. He was born Dec. 4, 1937, in Denver, Colo. Preceded in death by his father, Jacob Andrew Becker; and mother, Ida May Roe. Survived by his sister, Doris Cox of Bailey, Colo.; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends and family, Eddie and Frankie Trujillo and the Trujillo family. Eugene had many hobbies. He enjoyed reading books, repairing TVs, and electronics. At one time, he owned his own TV repair shop in Denver. Cremation has taken place. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, Roselawn Cemetery.

Becker, Marjorie D.
Marjorie D. Becker - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2011 - Marjorie D. Becker passed away Aug. 29, 2011. Preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Clayton A. Becker; and by a son, Dudley Robert Becker. Survived by sons, David Allison (Cynthia) Becker and Kevin Meade (Betty Kay) Becker; grandchildren, Erin Allison Sawyer, Quinn Dobson Sawyer, Kathryn Meade (Harper) Abbot, Laurin Marie Becker; and by several great-grandchildren. Also survived by a niece, Sandy Eames; and a nephew, Ken Becker. Born June 13, 1923, in Dodge City, Kan., Marjorie was a member of the Centennial High School Class of 1940, attended Ward Belmont College in Nashville, Tenn., and graduated in 1944 from the University of Colorado in Boulder. Member of First Presbyterian Church, BQ chapter of PEO and other local service organizations. Services will be private. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. The family prefers that flowers be omitted and suggests that memorials be made to American Cancer Society (www. cancer.org), Alzheimer' s Association (www.alz.org) or El Pueblo (www. elpueblokids.org). Donations may also be made through the funeral home office.

Beckwith, Mary Fran
Mary Fran Beckwith - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 2010 - Mary Fran Beckwith, 65, passed away Oct. 11, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, David L. Beckwith, and her son, John C. Beckwith. She is survived by her children, Joe Beckwith, Jill Wojan, Julie (Alan) King, Jeri (Wendell) Kennedy; daughters-in-law, Kathy Beckwith and Jeannette Beckwith; 15 grandchildren. Fran worked at the Greeting Card Outlet on Prairie for many years. She loved sharing her love for reading with all the kids in her life. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m., Thursday; funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, both to be held at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, Fran' s request was that you bring a children' s book to be donated to a school of the family' s choice. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Beckwith, Vernon Richard
Vernon Richard Beckwith - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 2010 - Vernon Richard Beckwith, 73, Pueblo West, Jan. 5. T.G. McCarthy.

Bedan, Tommy G.
Tommy G. Bedan - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2009 - Tommy G. Bedan, 60, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 29, 2009. Preceded in death by his father, Federico Bedan. Survived by daughters, Teresa Bedan of Greeley, Colo., and Tamitha Marie Bedan; grandchildren, Brittany, Amber and Vanessa Wadsworth of Greeley, Colo., Brianna and Issac Bedan, Cyrus and Alyssa Morin; mother, Ruth M. (Richard) Mounts; nieces, Monica (Dimitre) Sangster of Denver, Colo., Melinda (Mike) Walser of Sterling, Colo., and Melissa (John) Mueller of Virginia Beach; and numerous relatives and friends. Tommy enjoyed sports, shopping, walking, riding his bike, people and the Pueblo Riverwalk. Viewing, noon Friday, prior to service. Funeral service, 2:30 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Bedram, Diab
Diab Bedram - Yuma Pioneer - April 30, 1915 - Diab Bedram, a Syrian, is dead and two other foreigners are in a dangerous condition as the result of a fight in the Arabian-Syrian colony at Walsenburg. More than forty men fought with knives and guns.

Beecher, Charles H.
Charles H. Beecher - Pueblo Indicator - October 11, 1941 - Charles Beecher Died - Charles H. Beecher died at his farm home near Beulah highway Oct. 8, where he had lived the past 30 years. Burial in Mt. View cemetery, Saturday.

Beeman, Raymond Cecil
Raymond Cecil Beeman - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2009 - Raymond Cecil Beeman, 93, Mabton, Wash., formerly of Pueblo, April 5. Prosser Funeral Home, Prosser, Wash.

Beeman, Ruth E.
Ruth E. Beeman - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2011 - Ruth E. Beeman passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 8, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Beeman, who died Sept. 12, 2003; and parents, Howard and Flora Wolven. Survived by sisters-in-law, Jean Beeman, Ednah Marie Arnold, Freda Watson and Patricia Beeman; brother-in-law, Herbert (Lucille) Beeman; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins; also her good friend, Tom Milne; and caregiver, Charlotte Haines. She was an active member of the Odd Fellows. She was also a member of Cactus Star Rebekah Lodge No. 2, Waldo Encampment Auxiliary No. 10, Order of the Eastern Star No. 7, Daughters of the Nile No. 71, Shriners Ladies, and Eagles Auxiliary No. 145. At her request, there will be no viewing. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 13, 2011. Everyone will meet in the parking lot at 9:30 a.m. for a procession to the graveside. A reception will follow the service at the Roselawn Reception Hall. Contributions may be made to the Al Kaly Transportation Fund for handicapped children in care of Roselawn Funeral Home.

Beery, Arthur F. Sr.
Arthur F. Beery Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2013 - Arthur F. Beery Sr., 80, born Aug. 20, 1932, in Cripple Creek, Colo., passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Hospice House in Pueblo, surrounded by his family. A U.S. Army veteran, he retired from CF&I after 42 years. He was an avid golfer and bowler, a loving father, son, brother and friend. He is survived by his sisters, Ardyth Decker, Gene Piserchio and Helen Dwier; brother, Fred Beery; children, Velma Barnett, Art Beery, Ed Beery and Adele Lindsten; numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren and in-laws. He was preceded in death by his father, Leslie F. Beery; mother, Inez M. Leffler Beery; along with brothers, Donald, Leslie and Larry Beery. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, at Roselawn Cemetery.

Begano, Bettyrose
Bettyrose Begano - Trinidad Times - February 2, 2006 - Bettyrose Begano, age 73, died January 31, 2006 in Pueblo, CO. She was born November 8, 1932 in Trinidad, CO to Ivar and Elizabeth Larsen. She married James F. Begano July 30, 1949 in Raton, New Mexico. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Ivar Larsen Jr., Edmund Larsen; mother and father in law John and Lucille Begano; sister-in-law Clivene Begano; brothers-in-law John Begano, Robert Begano and grandson Jason Wayne Begano. She is survived by husband James F. Begano Sr.; James F. (Kimber) Begano Jr. , Randy (Mary) Begano; Frank A. Begano; daughter Rosanne Begano; brothers Leonard Larsen and Mons Larsen; sisters Lou (William H.) Eberhard and Beret (James N.) Dickinson and nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law Darlene (James) Myers, Gerri Begano, Thelma (Robert) Wishar, brother-in-law William (Jean) Begano and numerous nephews and nieces. Bettyrose was the anchor and backbone of her family. She never tired or avoided hard work and believed in constantly offering a helping hand, a kind word, or a loving and caring remark. Her beautiful blue eyes and warm friendly smile settled arguments, assured you everything was fine and melted the hardest spirits. Her answer to every situation was a meal, dessert, or snack that was prepared with pure love. She always made time for any family member and everyone on this earth was her family. Betty was an accountant, seamstress, artist, carpenter, gardener and above all else a mother. She made sure no child or grandchild ever wanted for anything. Her willingness to always listen and not judge but to offer an intelligent solution will never be replaced. This world has lost a lady in every sense of the word. Memorial services will be held Friday February 3, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with Pastor Vaughn Neshiem. Donations may be made to American Heart Association or Zion Lutheran Church. The family may be contacted at 901 Tascosa Street, Trinidad, CO. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Behm, Rose
Rose Behm - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2013 - Rose Behm, 84, passed away April 28, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Louise McFadden; sister, Viola McFadden; brother, Thomas McFadden; and sister-in-law, Martha McFadden. Survived by her husband, Joseph Peter Behm, whom she married April 27, 1950, at St. Patrick' s Church, Sidney, Neb.; children, Sandra Kay (Guinn) Pults, Parker, Colo., Deborah (Frank) Genova, Pueblo, Joseph (Anne) Behm, Peoria, Ariz., Pamela (Tess Gettler) Behm, Pueblo, Timothy (Christine) Behm, North Platte, Neb., and Lisa (Charlie Gettler) Romero, Pueblo; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; siblings, Robert (Marilyn) McFadden, David McFadden and Leanna (Terry) Kramer. Rose, above all else, loved her family and friends. She and her husband, Joe, just celebrated 63 years of marriage on April 27, 2013, after meeting at the Sioux Army Depot in 1949. Rose was a member of Christ the King Parish and Christ the King Altar Society. Rose thoroughly enjoyed playing at the casinos, cards and scratch tickets. She enjoyed road trips to visit family and friends, camping and fishing. She was an excellent cook and baker. She volunteered for church activities and enjoyed watching sporting events for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rose immensely enjoyed helping other people and always made new friends wherever she went. Special thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, especially Diane and Carolina. Thanks to her special friend, Athena. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, both at Christ the King Church, with interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Rose' s memory. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.

Beitling, Louis
Louis Beitling - Colorado City Iris - February 2, 1906 - Death of Louis Beitling - A telegram was received at this office Wednesday morning from Lamar, Missouri, announcing the death, at Nevada, Missouri, of Louis Beitling, an aged German whose home was in Arensdale, where the family has resided for the past four years, having moved there from Lamar, Missouri, where Mr. Beitling was engaged in the harness business. Four years ago, Mr. Beitling being in poor health, the business was sold and the family came west, thinking a rest from business and the change of climate would be beneficial, but he grew gradually worse until about a year ago he was taken back to his old home in Missouri, and later was sent to an asylum as a private patient, where he remained until his death. Deceased leaves a widow and four children, two sons and two daughters, Mrs. Harry Anderson of Arensdale, and Miss Clara Beitling, who resides with her mother. The two sons, William and Charles, are in California. Mrs. Beitling and her daughter, Mrs. Harry Anderson, left Wednesday afternoon for Lamar, Missouri, to attend the funeral.

Belarde, Jose Maria
Jose Maria Belarde - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 2009 - Jose Maria Belarde, 77, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on October 7, 2009. He is preceded in death by his wife, Frances Belarde; ex-wife, Mary Jane Trujillo; daughter, Cindy Jimenez; son, Mark Belarde; parents, Adolfo and Arsenia Belarde; brother, Walter Belarde; sister, Sally Braden. Jose is survived by his children, Robert, Cathy, Chris, Jim (Maddie), Anthony (Donna), Edith, Sharon, Nate, Hope (Steve) Romero, Arsenia, Richard (Julia), and Antonette (Joe); his two dogs, Baby and Foxy; numerous grandchildren; sister, Mary; and numerous nephews, nieces, family and friends. Jose was an entrepreneur. He had many businesses, construction, electrician and owned the Union stop Lounge. He retired from the Pueblo army Depot. Jose was a great father, grandfather and an avid Broncos fan. Viewing 4 to 6p.m. Sunday, Romero Chapel. Funeral Service 2:30p.m. Monday, Abundant Life Ministries (1001 Constitution Rd.). Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Belarde, Steve J.
Steve J. Belarde - Raton Range - April 30, 2010 - Anchorage, Alaska, resident Steve J. Belarde, 91, died April 26, 2010, at his home. He was born Aug. 28, 1918, in Gulnare, Colo. He married Nora Valdez Feb. 21, 1941. They had a laundry and dry-cleaning business for 35 years in Raton and Trinidad until 1975, when they moved to Anchorage. He was active in concrete construction until his retirement in 1987. He was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church and Holy Cross Catholic Parish and was a diligent supporter of the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. He served with many organizations, including as Raton city commissioner. He was a member of the Plasterers and Cement Masons Local 867 and the Civilian Conservation Corps. He was an avid Western enthusiast and often recalled his days of riding horses in the shadow of the Spanish Peaks of Colorado. One of his favorite songs was "Cattle Call"' ˆby Eddy Arnold. He enjoyed visiting with his friends and family and never met a stranger. He taught his children the rewards of hard work. He will be remembered for his ingenuity, generosity, advice and for the fact he owned every tool known to mankind. Above all, he loved his family and always tried to help them. We will miss him forever! He is survived by his children, Steve O. Beralde, Thomas and Wendy Beralde, Anne Santistevan, Kathy and Joe Spicola, Beverly and Rick Smith, Lawrence Belarde, Fred and Peggy Belarde and David Belarde, all of Anchorage; Martin and Veronica Belarde of Kodiak, Alaska, Eva and Gene Sandoval of Raton, Carol Belarde of Arizona, Nora Lee and Joe Amabrosio of Colorado, Angie and Terry Fuqua of Florida; brother John Belarde Sr. of Washington and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Nora, sons Bernard and Mark, daughter-in-law Frankie Belarde, sons-in-law Edward Santistevan and Miguel Martinez, brothers Art, Chili,' ˆRaymond and Orlando, and sisters Ruth, Annie and Angie. Visitation will be held Saturday, May 1, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., with a service at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Parish, 2627 Lore Road, in Anchorage. A reception will be from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 28. Mr. Belarde's ashes will be interred with his wife and sons in Colorado. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Arc of Anchorage.

Belarde, Steven J.
Steven J. Belarde - Trinidad Times Independent - November 24, 2010 - Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial Mass, burial and subsequent Celebration of Life in Aguilar Saturday, Nov. 27, for Steven J. Belarde, who passed away in Anchorage, Alaska, April 26, 2010. Mass will take place at St. Anthony' s Church in Aguilar at 10 a.m. followed by interment of his ashes at Jarosa Cemetery directly after. The Celebration of Life will be held at the Aguilar Town Hall at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Sister of Perpetual Adoration, Monastery of the Blessed Sacrament, 2645E 72nd Ave., Anchorage, AK 99507-2801, (907) 344-3330.

Belarde, Thomas
Thomas Belarde - Trinidad Times Independent - August 24, 2012 - Thomas Belarde, Decorative concrete artist - Thomas Belarde, longtime Alaskan and wonderful husband and father, passed away peacefully at his home with his family Aug. 18, 2012, after a two-year battle with cancer. He will be missed by so many people and he has touched more lives than we, as his family, couldn' t even count. He loved to help people and he took great pride in giving 100 percent of his time and effort. He loved visiting and helping the little Spanish nuns. He had 14 brothers and sisters and so many beautiful nieces and nephews. He was born in Trinidad in 1948. He worked at his parents, Nora and Steve Belarde' s laundry mat in Raton. At 16, he moved to Seattle to get a job so that he could help his family, and that is where he started in construction. This led him into his future career in the concrete industry. Shortly after Seattle, he moved to Alaska where he went to school at Dimond High, where he met his wife Wendy Millhouse. They were married in June 1969 and just celebrated their 43rd anniversary. His life' s work can be seen all over Alaska from the foundations of the Anchorage Courthouse to the Golden Heart Park in Fairbanks. He started his own business in 1994, Lonewolf Concrete. His footprints are all over Alaska. He started as a laborer and then went on to finishing work, becoming an artist in decorative concrete. He retired a master finisher after more than 50 years. He would say, ' I' m getting paid to play in the mud!'  His smile and grace will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers. He leaves behind his wife Wendy Belarde, his daughter Amy Brighton, sons Tony, Paul and Joe Belarde, daughters-in-law Stacy Hines and Namoi Belarde, grandsons Chris and James Brighton and Logan Belarde, granddaughter Lindsay Belarde and great granddaughter Lilly-Rose Brighton. He had 14 brothers and sisters that were so special to him, his aunts and uncles and lots of nieces and nephews. Services will be held at St. Bendict' s Church on Jewel Lake Road in Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday, Aug. 24, at 2 p.m. A celebration of his life will follow at the American Legion Post 28 on the Frontage Road. Arrangements by the Cremation Society of Alaska.

Belinda Gomez
Belinda Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2010 - Belinda Gomez, 101, passed away on Feb. 14, 2010, at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg, Colo. She was born July 27, 1908, in Madrid, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Pete Gomez Sr.; parents, Liberato and Estefanita Gonzales; and siblings, Azucena Valdez, Richard Gonzales, Ignacita Duran, Juanita Martinez and Mercedes Valerio; and great-grandson, Darian Gomez. Survived by son, Pete (Ina) Gomez Jr.; grandsons, Pete (Jilli) Gomez III, Paul Gomez, Patrick Gomez; special granddaughter, Shelley Neighbors; great-grandchildren, Pedro Gomez IV, Teagan Gomez, Brooke-Anna Gomez; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 18, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg: Rosary, 11 a.m., and Mass, 11:30 a.m. A reception will follow at the Eagle's Hall. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Senior Outreach Program at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Interment, 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, in the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, N.M.

Beljan, Christ
Christ Beljan - Yuma Pioneer - October 18, 1912 - A fall of rock at the Ravenswood mine killed two miners at Walsenburg. They are Joan Curio, forty, married, and Christ Beljan, twenty-five, single. Note: Chris Beljas is listed among the dead of this Ravenwood mine disaster, October 11, 1912. Chris Beljas: ' Slav,'  age 22, single. He was a miner; cause of death was from a fall of rock. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities.'  Note: This fellow' s name is spelled slightly differently between the newspaper article and the mining fatalities database. I' m listing both for the database.

Beljas, Chris
Chris Beljas - Yuma Pioneer - October 18, 1912 - A fall of rock at the Ravenswood mine killed two miners at Walsenburg. They are Joan Curio, forty, married, and Christ Beljan, twenty-five, single. Note: Chris Beljas is listed among the dead of this Ravenwood mine disaster, October 11, 1912. Chris Beljas: ' Slav,'  age 22, single. He was a miner; cause of death was from a fall of rock. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." Note: This fellow' s name is spelled slightly differently between the newspaper article and the mining fatalities database. I' m listing both for the database.

Bell, David
David Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - December 6, 2011 - David Bell, 84, left this earth for heaven on Dec. 3, 2011. His wife, Juanita Bell, survives him as well as his sister, Irene Wortman of Las Vegas, Nev. At his request, there will be no memorial service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. The family would like to thank Sangre de Cristo Hospice and David' s favorite helpers. Memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in David' s memory through the funeral home.

Bell, James D.
James D. Bell - Pueblo Indicator - December 5, 1936 - Rye - J. D. Bell, 84 years of age, passed away at his home in Rye Saturday. Funeral services were conducted in Pueblo Tuesday. R. R. Bell, from Old Mexico, and Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Dana, from Pasadena, Calif., came to attend the funeral of their father. Other sons are Theo. Bell of Rye and Raymond Bell of Crow. Note: James D. Bell was buried in Brookside Cemetery in Rye, Pueblo County, Colorado.

Bell, Marquis
Marquis (Mark) Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2011 - Marquis (Mark) Bell, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord, May 19, 2011. Born Sept. 30, 1945, in Manhattan, N.Y., to Harrold and Leslie Katherine (Harmon) Bell, who preceded him in death. Mark graduated with numerous bachelor's and master's degrees. His career was personnel management, government, airlines, transportation, education and food services. He traveled all 50 states, Europe and South America. His roots were in Republican politics. Mark had great success in every employment endeavor. At retirement he did a lot of traveling. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife, Linda; stepchildren, Tina and Carlos (April); step-grandchildren, Christian, Cisco, Duckie, Tiana, Lexy, Gannon and Diamond; in-laws, Mary Cano, Phillip Lawrence, Tina, Mike, Joey, Veronica and spouses; sister, Tallie (Bill) Parish; their children and grandchildren, Chris (Jodie) Parrish; their daughter, Katherine Parrish, Leslie (John) Fuch; their children, William, Grant and Sam Fuch; Doug Parish (Robyn); brother, Chris (Margie) Bell, their son Greg (Jill) Bell, and their sons, Mason and Owen. Also many nephews and nieces; grand-nephews and grand-nieces. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, May 23, 2011, Ascension Episcopal Church. Interment to follow Roselawn Cemetery.

Bell, Thomas C.
Thomas C. Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 2011 - Thomas C. Bell, 84, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 10, 2011. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, Fowler Christian Church. Interment, Fowler Cemetery. Survived by wife, Della Bell; sons, Thomas E. (Tonya) Bell and Jack C. (Debra) Bell; daughter, Evalee Seifert; 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Bellah, Walter S.
Walter S. Bellah - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 2009 - Walter S. Bellah, 69, Walsenburg, June 24. Johnson-Romero, Walsenburg.

Bellino, Grace
Grace Bellino - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2010 - Grace Bellino, 82, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 19, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bellino. Grace is survived by her children, Max (Misty) Bellino and Phyllis Bellino; and grandchildren, Mickenzie Reid, Dominick Bellino and Delaney Bellino. At Grace' s request, cremation has taken place.

Belliveau, Majella R.
Majella R. ' Margie'  Belliveau - Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 2013 - Majella R. ' Margie'  Belliveau, 90, passed away March 3, 2013. Survived by her daughters, Judith Ann (William) Leonard and Marilyn Rea Belliveau- Morris; and granddaughters, Lisa and Samantha. Also survived by numerous great-grandchildren, relatives and friends. Rosary service, 6 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2013, and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2013, both held at Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Belliveau, Michael J.
Michael J. Belliveau - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 2011 - Michael J. Belliveau, born June 19, 1922, passed from this life Jan. 6, 2011. He is survived by his wife and two daughters. Rosary, 6 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both services to be held at Holy Family Church. Interment Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Bellotti, Ernest P.
Ernest P. Bellotti - Pueblo Chieftain - June 5, 2009 - Ernest P. Bellotti, age 91, affectionately known as "Butch," died quietly in his sleep June 3, 2009, at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Pueblo, Colo. He was the youngest son of Fortunato and Mary Bellotti. Ernest was born Oct. 12, 1917, on the family ranch in Bear Creek, Colo., at the foot of the Spanish Peaks. He graduated from St. Mary High School and served four years in the U.S. Army during World War II, achieving the rank of staff sergeant. He retired after 34 years as a self-employed owner-operator of the U.B. Grocery (Ugolini/Bellotti) with his brothers, brothers-in- law and sister. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, serving as Grand Knight for several years, and was a past member of the Walsenburg City Council. Ernest is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Virginia Summers Bellotti; his son, Richard (Susan) Bellotti, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and his daughter, Susan L. Bellotti of Columbus, Ohio. He also is survived by three granddaughters, Rebecca (Sean) Patterson of Manitou Springs, Colo., Jennifer (Duncan) Carter of Parker, Colo., and Heather (Avery) Brooks of Fort Collins, Colo. He also is survived by seven great-grandsons, Mitchell and Issac Patterson, Christopher and Nathaniel Carter, Avery, David and Dallas Brooks. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Ernest was preceded in death by his son, the Rev. Father Fred Bellotti of the Catholic Diocese of Pueblo, Colo.; his great-granddaughter, Sara Elizabeth Carter; his parents, his three brothers and three sisters. Ernest was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be missed by all of his family. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, June 7, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, June 8, both at St. Mary Church, with burial at the North St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg. The family respectfully requests no food. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary Senior Outreach Program in care of Sister Carol Tlach at 715 Kansas Ave., Walsenburg, CO 81089.

Belport, Clifford P.
Clifford P. Belport - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 2009 - Clifford P. Belport was born Jan. 26, 1926, in Pueblo, and left us to be with the Lord July 10, 2009. He was preceded in death by his first wife, June Belport; and by his grandson, Jacob Belport. Survived by his wife, Verna Root-Belport; children, Susan (Rick) Williams and Steve (Bobbi Lynn) Belport; grandchildren, Shea and Sierra Williams, Jacob, Bethany and Rachel Belport. Clifford served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the LST No. 807 and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 145. He retired from the CF&I in 1980 after 32 plus years. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home, followed by Rosary recitation, 7 p.m., in the Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Mary Catholic Church, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations in Clifford's memory may be made to either the Beulah Volunteer Fire Department or the Poor Clare Sisters, both through the funeral home. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Belveal, Jerry Loyd
Jerry Loyd Belveal - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2012 - Jerry Loyd Belveal, born July 21, 1937, in Pueblo, Colo., went home to be with the Lord Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at his home in Bradenton, Fla. He leaves behind his wife, Ruth, after 55 years of marriage; and two daughters, Debra Gomez and her husband, Dr. Rex Gomez of Merritt Island, Fla., and Cheryl Van DeWalle and her husband, Joe Van DeWalle of Bradenton, Fla. Jerry leaves behind six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Nicole and husband, Justin Langer and their children, Samantha Swartz and Caleb Langer reside in Bradenton, Fla. Angelica Vickers and her son, Erik Dionian and Kyle Vickers, also reside in Bradenton. Justin and wife, Amanda Gomez and their daughter, Hannah live in Charlottesville, Va. Joel Gomez lives in Tampa, Fla. and Joshua Gomez resides in Merritt Island, Fla. Jerry was preceded in death by his father, Loyd Belveal; mother, Betty Vorpagel; and stepfather, Will Vorpagel. Jerry attended Pueblo Junior College in Pueblo, Colo., before entering the Navy. The Navy put him through the NESEP Program, first of its kind in 1959. He attended the University of Colorado and graduated as an electrical engineer. Jerry served in the Navy for 10 1/2 years. Jerry's first job out of the Navy was for McDonald Douglas in St. Louis, Mo., where he worked on the drone helicopters. He worked a short time in Boulder, Colo., and then his job took him to Sarasota, Fla., where he became a manager for EMR that later became L3 Com. Over his career Jerry worked in many capacities, from oil drilling equipment to the space program. He spent much of the last five years of his career in Paris as a problem solver. Jerry loved the Lord and his family. He enjoyed his jobs, bowling and golf. Private services will be held. Donations may be made in Jerry's name to Tidewell Hospice at Philanthropy Department, Tidewell Hospice; 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. Jerry was much loved by his wife, his children, grandchildren and especially his great-grandchildren. We will miss him always. Until we meet again . . .

Benavidez, Cleofas M.
Cleofas M. Benavidez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 4, 2012 -Cleofas M. Benavidez, 88, passed away April 1, 2012. She is predeceased by her husband, Jesus Maria Benavidez; sons, Herminio, Rudy and Phil; daughter, Dora; and sister-in-law, Rafelita Padilla. She was born in El Rito, N.M. She is survived by her children, Brigido (Emily), Jose Ramon (Ruth), Ofelia LeFebre, Angie Vasquez, Robert (Eleanor), Matias, Viola (Dan) and Dimas (Rose); brother, Onecimo Padilla; son-in-law, John Nucci; and brother-in-law, Luciano Benavidez; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Visitation, 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday followed by Rosary Recitation at 6 p.m., and Funeral Service 2 p.m. Friday, all at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements, Adrian Comer.

Benavidez, Dennis J.
Dennis J. Benavidez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 2011 - Dennis J. Benavidez, 51, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 28, 2011. He was preceded in death by his father, Jose Benavidez. Dennis is survived by his mother, Delia Benavidez; siblings, Leroy (Carmelita), Antoinette (Armando), Carlos (Lucy), Vangie (Toncˇi), Elaine, Lawrence (Louise), Ronald (Sallette), Peter and Albert (Olga); and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Benavidez, Robert Lee
Robert Lee Benavidez - Albuquerque Journal - November 10, 2011 - Robert Lee Benavidez, age 77, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend was embraced by the Lord and taken to his heavenly home early Sunday, November 6, 2011. With his loving wife by his side, Robert passed away peacefully after courageously battling a lengthy illness. Robert was born on September 1, 1934 in Trinidad, CO. He spent his early years in Nevada and California before making New Mexico his "true" home in 1948. He attended Sacred Heart School and St. Mary's High School where he met his future wife, Dolores. Robert played on his high school baseball team where he developed his love for the game. After marrying and starting a family moved to Los Alamos where Robert was a dedicated and proud fireman/EMT until his retirement. Robert loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed fishing with his sons-in-law and grandchildren. Mr. "B" was loved by many and a friend to all who met him. He will be deeply missed by his loving family and by those whose hearts he touched. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Celio and Stella (Gallegos) Benavidez; in-laws Joe and Elisa Vialpando and Carlos Sisneros; great-granddaughter Kaylen Rose Foster. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dolores; brother Dan Benavidez; sisters Leola (Ted) Cline and Stella Benavidez; brothers-in-law Henry (Corrine) Sisneros, Joey Sisneros, Johnny (Bea) Sisneros, and Lewis (Virginia) Sisneros; daughters, Geri (Ernie) C'deBaca, Barbara (Ken) Fosterresa (Christopher) C'deBaca, Rocky Benavidez (Arturo Sanchez), and Renee (Justin) Miley; grandchildren Robbie C'deBaca, Seth C'deBaca, Shannon (Tom) Russell, Dustin Foster, Gary (Krystle) Foster, Tim (Julie) Locke, Melanie (Kenny) Stimson, Joseph C'deBaca, Andrea C'deBaca, Justin Brophy, Kendra Brophy, Christiana Miley, Shane Miley; 16 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren. Public visitation will be held Friday, November 11, 2011 at 6:00 pm at the Riverside Funeral Home Chapel, 225 San Mateo NE, Albuquerque, with a rosary to follow at 7:00 pm. Memorial mass will be celebrated Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 301 S. Camino Del Pueblo, Bernalillo. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be Robert's grandchildren. The family wishes to extend special thanks for the love and support of Marla, Christina, and Wayne and the exceptional care provided by Vista Care Hospice.

Benavidez, Steve
Steve "Beef" Benavidez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 2012 - Steve "Beef" Benavidez, 46, passed away July 22, 2012 peacefully with his family and friends at his bedside. He was born Nov. 15, 1965, to the union of Lubin and Jennie (Duran) Benavidez. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jennie; and father-in-law, Ike Montez. Before his illness, Steve worked for District 70 as a groundsman. His favorite pastime was being with his children, wife, family and friends from Chuck' s Place - he loved them all dearly; he also enjoyed cooking for everyone. Steve always made sure you did not leave his house without eating. He was a great baseball player and was proud to see his children following in his footsteps. Steve is survived by his wife, Therese Montez- Benavidez; his children, Harley Montez-Benavidez, Heracio ' Bubba'  and Isaac ' Ike'  Benavidez; his father, Lubin Benavidez; brother, David ' Mono'  (Bobbie) Benavidez; mother-in law, Lilian Montez; niece, Leah Benavidez; goddaughter, Maria Esquibel; ' sister-wives,'  Lynn Soto and Jennifer Trujillo; his bud, Rudolfo ' Pollo'  Flores; special girls, Destinee Vigil, Annette Vigil, Louisa Quintana and Hubba; and special aunt, Molly Duran. Also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives and friends from Chuck' s. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Angelus Chapel in memory of Steve. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Avondale. Inurnment, St. Vrain Cemetery.

Bench, Naomi
Naomi Bench - Daily Record - October 25, 2006 - Naomi Bench, 71, of Loveland, died Oct. 22, 2006, at the Hospice Care Center at McKee Medical Center in Loveland. She was born in Corning, Iowa, to Edward L. and Lois (Frederick) Maeder on Sept. 22, 1935. She attended and graduated from Corning High School and attended college at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She had worked in vocational therapy and as a bookkeeper and receptionist in a dental office. She married Bill N. Bench on Aug. 22, 1964, in Atlantic, Iowa. They had lived Clarinda, Iowa, Colorado City, and moved to Loveland in 1986. Bill preceded her in death on Aug. 6, 2003. She was an active member of Mountain View Presbyterian Church. She sang in the church choir and was active in various church programs. She was a member of the Ladies Elks, Loveland Lodge No. 1051 and the Foothills Service League. Grandchildren were her main interest, along with flower and vegetable gardening, reading, golf, sewing and crafts. She loved the participation with people in her church and organizational groups and helping wherever she could. She loved playing the organ and singing whether in church or in her home. She also enjoyed her cabin on the Buckhorn. She is survived by her son, Kenneth Chandler and wife Rita of Loveland; two daughters, Beth Prather and husband Gene of Loveland, and Marilyn Napoletan and husband Phil of Glenwood Springs; stepson, Allen Bench and wife Marla of Vancouver, Wash.; stepdaughter, Barbara Hale and husband Jim of Clarinda, Iowa; one brother, Bernard Maeder and wife Margaret of Corning; two sisters, Margaret Penfold of Corning, and Eleanor Ogburn and husband Darrell of Corning; one sister-in-law, Hazel Maeder of Corning; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Maeder. Cremation has been conducted. A memorial service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, at Mountain View Presbyterian Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Larimer County or Mountain View Presbyterian Church.

Bencich, John G.
John G. Bencich - Denver Post - November 2, 2008 - John G. Bencich, 80, of Denver, passed away October 17, 2008. Survived by Betty, wife of 47 years; nephews Michael and Marvin Bencich; and sister-in-law Mary Bencich. John was born in Walsenburg, CO May 22, 1928, and grew up in Crested Butte, CO. Served in the U.S. Army with the 413th Ordnance Heavy Maintenance Company and was honorably discharged in September 1952. He worked at Gardner-Denver Manufacturing Company (now Cooper Industries) 34 years and retired in 1983. He was a member of the Westminster Elks Lodge No. 2227, and a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Rosary and services were held at the Evergreen Funeral Home Chapel and entombment at Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum in Colorado Springs. Contributions may be sent to the charity of choice.

Benedetti, Charlotte
Charlotte Benedetti - Huerfano Journal - April 23, 2010 - Charlotte Benedetti, 06/17/1917 ~ 03/26/2010 - Charlotte Benedetti died Friday, March 26, at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg. She was 92. Charlotte was born in Aguilar, Colorado, on June 17, 1917, to Charles and Rose Niccoli. She was the seventh child in the family. Shortly before her birth, tragedy struck the family. First her sister, Frances, died in a freak accident followed by her father, Charles, who was one of the 121 miners killed on April 27, 1917, in the Hastings coal mine disaster. Despite hardship, Charlotte grew up as part of a close and happy family. She graduated from Aguilar High School in 1935 and married John Benedetti on April 22, 1937. Throughout her long life, Charlotte established a career based on her managerial and accounting skills. She worked for many years as a bookkeeper for the Colorado Department of Corrections. Charlotte served on the board of the LAHC Rehab Center and twice served on the Walsenburg City Council. She served as bookkeeper and was on the finance committee of St. Mary Church. She enjoyed reading, bridge, and traveled extensively. Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, siblings and her husband, John. She is survived by her children Paul (Pam) Benedetti, Jackey (Bill) Ugolini, and John (Sherry) Benedetti, eleven grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. Services will be held March 30 at St. Mary Church, 121 E. 7th Street, Walsenburg. Rosary at 10 am, followed by funeral mass at 10:30. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Senior Outreach Program/Sister Carol Tlach, c/o St. Mary Church, P.O. Box 86, Walsenburg, CO 81089.

Benedict, Clarence
Clarence Benedict - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2010 - Clarence Benedict, 89, Pueblo, December 28. Montgomery & Steward.

Benegas, Gregory Lee
Gregory Lee Benegas - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 2011 - Gregory Lee Benegas, 40, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on June 10, 2011. He was preceded in death by his father, Gilbert Benegas; grandfathers, Joseph ' Tacho'  Archuleta, Margarito Benegas and Eloy Solano; and uncle, Blake Benegas. Greg is survived by his loving partner, Rudy Salazar; daughter, Desiree; grandchildren, Cylis and Lexus; mother, Linda Corrales; grandmother, Sally Archuleta; sisters, Shanae (Andres), Breana and Kerisha (Jesse); and numerous nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Benesch, Grace Marie
Grace Marie Benesch - Pueblo Indicator - September 15, 1934 - Avondale - The sympathy of the entire community is extended to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Benesch in the death of their daughter, Grace Marie, which occurred on Sunday, Sept. 9. Funeral services were held from the Davis mortuary on Wednesday at 2 p.m., Sept. 12th. Interment in Roselawn.

Benevitti, Leonardo G.
Leonardo G. Benevitti - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2013 - Leonardo G. Benevitti, 74, lost his battle with cancer on May 23, 2013, at the family home in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his father, Joseph W. Krueger; mother, Vadna (Pomeroy) Krueger; and brother, Gerald R. Krueger. Survived by his devoted and beloved wife, Carmella ' Terri'  Chimento Benevitti; family pet, Bella Benevitti; brother, Joe Allen (Cathy) Krueger; sisters-in-law, Carole Krueger and Margaret Chimento Martin; nephews, James (Colleen) Martin, Brandon Martin, Cameron Martin, Sean Lockhart and Connor Leiva-Martin; niece, Martha Ann (Kevin) Lockhart; and numerous nieces and nephews in Illinois and Indiana. Born July 30, 1938, in Valparaiso, Ind., Leonardo was a professional artist for 55 years and sole proprietor of Designs by Leonardo. Specializing in commercial and private commissions, his works are showcased by local Pueblo businesses. He is best known for his work and painting of the Sons of Italy' s traditional, handmade Sicilian-style cart or carretto. A caring family man, Leonardo loved to spend time with his beautiful wife, Terri, and family pet, Bella, working in the garden or painting for his private collection, spending time with friends on the golf course or going for a drive. He was a devoted husband, son and uncle. Leonardo was a charter member of the Optimist Club of Pueblo, a member of the Sons of Italy, Southern Colorado Lodge No. 2738 and the Dante Alighieri Society of Pueblo. A special thanks goes to Dr. Phillip Woods, D.O. and staff, Dr. Robert Doebele, MD, Ph.D. and staff with University of Colorado School of Medicine, Dr. Robert Hoyer M.D. and Wendy Smith ACNP, AOCN with Memorial Hospital Central Cancer Medicine Specialists, St. Mary-Corwin Infusion staff, Memorial Hospital Outpatient Infusion staff and Frontier Hospice for all their treatment and care they provided for Leonardo. A special thank you also goes out to Margaret Chimento Martin, James, Colleen, Brandon and Cameron Martin, Martha Ann Lockhart, Ruella Anderson, Stana Anderson, Steve and Bea Lovato, Ginny Burger, Cathy Montera, Rapunzel Fuller, Tim Hart, Linda Nauerth, Dr. Frank and Shelia Lee, Cheryl Fabjancic, Sam Pisciotta, Stan and Cora Krol, Jim Bacino, Father Joseph Vigil, Father Ben Bacino, Michelle Slonski and Manuel Sanchez and all the other individuals who provided support and help to Leonardo and Terri. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at St Joseph' s Church, 1145 Aspen Road. Internment, Roselawn Cemetery. Flowers may be sent to Montgomery & Steward. Memorials may be made in Leonardo' s name to the scholarship funds of the Sons of Italy or the Dante Alighieri Society of Pueblo.

Benfatti, Angelina M.
Angelina ' Botchi'  M. Benfatti - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 2012 - Angelina ' Botchi'  M. Benfatti, 87. Her spirit flew free on Sept. 24, 2012. She was predeceased by her parents, Bob and Mary Lubich; husband, Joseph; sons, Johnny and Mike; brothers, Bob, Art and Ken Lubich; and great-granddaughter, Alicia Vicars. Angelina is survived by children, Joe (Jeanne), Regi, Vince (Gina); grandchildren, Lisa (John) Phillips, Joseph, John (Kelly), Vinnie (Stephanie Cirulis), Angela (Shane Moore); great-grandchildren, Justin, Gabriela, Chase, Kinley, Rocco; special niece, Michelle; and several nieces and nephews. Angelina loved to baby-sit her grandkids, play bridge with friends and crochet. Special thanks to Jennifer Blatnik and the staff of Frontier Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Southeastern Colorado affiliation of the Susan G. Koman Foundation through the funeral home. Visitation, 5 to 7 p.m. today, Sept. 26, George McCarthy Funeral Home, 401 Broadway. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, 400 Broadway, Pueblo, Colo. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Benfatti, Louise
Louise Benfatti - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 2011 - Louise Benfatti passed away peacefully on Oct. 17, 2011. Louise was born on Feb. 17, 1923, to Giovannina and Vincenzo Serracino. She was preceded in death by her parents; beloved son, John; husband, Marion; brothers, Florrie Parker, Sam Serracino, Charlie Serracino; sisters, Mary Garone, Gilda Masciotra and Jennie Appuglise. She leaves to cherish her memory, brothers, Gus (Virginia) Serracino, Pete (Nita) Serracino, Jim (Josephine) Serracino; children, Jim (Nancy) Benfatti, Margie Christensen, Tony Benfatti, Marie Benfatti; grandchildren, Trisha (Jason) Peitz, Jimmy Benfatti, Shelli Benfatti, Michael Benfatti, Jordan Christensen, Anne Marie Benfatti; great-grandchildren, Brock and Blaine Dionisio; special nieces, Marie ' Cookie'  Masciotra and Becky Serracino; cousins, John and Grace Benfatti; along with many other loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Louise was, above all, a doting grandmother, great-grandmother and mother. She was ' famous'  for her incredible homemade Italian food and cookies, which blessed every holiday table for many years. She was fiercely independent, witty and wise. Her friends and family regarded her as a real force in their lives. She was deeply loved in life and will be greatly missed. Special thanks to her hospice angels, Heidi and Michelle and all of the incredible care givers at Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Joni Fair Hospice House. We will be eternally grateful to you all. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made in Louise' s name to Joni Fair Hospice through the funeral home. Private memorial service, 10 a.m. today, Oct. 21, 2011, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Benfatti, Michael David
Michael David Benfatti - Pueblo Chieftain - September 4, 2012 - Michael David Benfatti, 23, passed away Sept. 1, 2012. Beloved son of Jim (Nancy) Benfatti and Debbie Benfatti; loving brother, Jim Benfatti; special aunts and uncles, Marie Benfatti, Tony Benfatti, Margie Christensen, Patti DePaolis, Dave and Donna McKenzie and Dotty Jones; and loving cousins, Ann Marie, Jordan, Trisha, Jason, Shelli, Jennifer, Brittany, Amanda, Kylee, Blaine, Brock, Vinnie, Angela, Mark, Cookie and Regi. Preceded in death by devoted grandparents, Al and Louise Benfatti, Paul and Nancy Wojtyla; and special uncle, John Benfatti. Michael was born Jan. 30, 1989, in Pueblo. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding motorcycles and poker. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Mark Hayes officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to YMCA of Pueblo through the funeral home.

Benge, Edward
Edward Benge - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 2010 - State Patient Who Tried Suicide Dies - A state hospital patient who attempted suicide earlier this week died Saturday. Edward Benge, 49, died at 9:25 a.m. at Parkview Medical Center, according to the Pueblo County Coroner's Office. Benge tried to hang himself with a bed sheet early Monday in his room at the forensic unit at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo. Dave Santos, an investigator with the coroner's office, said an autopsy is scheduled to determine Benge's exact cause of death. Benge's death marks the second of a patient at the state hospital in as many months. In August, Troy Geske, 41, died after staff restrained him to a table. The Colorado Department of Human Services, which oversees the state hospital, announced an independent audit of the facility last week to review facility policy and procedures aimed at the care and treatment of patients. Liz McDonough, a Human Services spokeswoman, said the audit was planned after Geske's death. McDonough, when reached by cell phone, wouldn't comment Saturday on Benge's death, saying "I just can't hear it (from a reporter).'  Benge was committed to the state hospital in 1992 for setting fire to a Colorado Springs bar-apartment that killed one man and injured others. Also in 1992, Benge told a Denver newspaper reporter that he convinced a psychiatrist he was insane to avoid prison. In 2004, Benge walked away from the state hospital and was arrested eight months later in Iowa.

Benham, Adrian M.
Adrian M. Benham - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 2009 - Adrian M. Benham passed away June 14, 2009 in Pueblo as the result of a recent automobile accident. He was born April 4, 1967 in Boulder, CO and had lived in the Rye area since 1997. He will be remembered as a generous person, always willing to help a friend in need. He was preceded in death by Grandmother and Grandfather Benham. His survivors include his parents Melvin ' Dexter'  (Melvena) Benham, of VA, Roberta (Jim) Adair, of Rye; sister, Michelle Benham; 5 step-sisters, 1 step-brother; his grandparents, Don and Anne Shreve; uncles, Wayne (Vodean) Benham, Charles (Marge) Benham, Drexel Benham, Paul (Jerri) Shreve and families, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including his special friends the Baker Family and Thelma (Dwight) Smith. The family has chosen cremation. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 16, 2009, in the Rye Home United Methodist Church, 2063 Main St in Rye.

Benjamin, Wilma M.
Wilma M. Benjamin - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 2009 - Wilma M. Benjamin passed away Nov. 16, 2009. Memorial service, noon Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Bennett, Earle Lewis
Earle Lewis Bennett - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2010 - Earle Lewis Bennett passed away at home on Nov. 16, 2010, after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his loving wife, Karen Bennett; and baby sister, Carolyn DeSalvo. He leaves to cherish his memory, children, nieces, nephews and dear friends. Earle served in the Korean Conflict, and then as a police officer for eight years. He retired from the University of Southern Colorado as director of support services. At his request, there will be no service. The family wishes to thank his great-nephew and great-niece for their care.

Bennett, Emerson
Emerson Bennett - Rocky Mountain News - April 17, 1888 - Pueblo Notes - Emerson Bennett, one of the best young men in the city, died this morning of brain fever. He was a member of company C, Colorado National Guard, and of Richmond Hooks, and a son of J. H. Bennett, the hardware merchant.

Bennett, James L.
James L. Bennett - Denver Evening Post - November 9, 1899 - James L. Bennett Dead - Pueblo, Colo., Nov. 9 - James L. Bennett, 27 years of age, of Woodburn, Warren county, Ky., died at the Pueblo hospital yesterday of typhoid fever, after an illness of three weeks. Mr. Bennett was one of the most popular young men of this city. He came to Pueblo in 1894 to accept a position as an attendant at the state insane asylum, which position he filled until his death. His parents are both dead. The funeral services were held at 7:45 last night in the undertaking parlors. Rev. A. M. Stephenson of the First Baptist church delivered the funeral sermon before a large gathering of friends and acquaintances. The remains will be removed to Woodburn, Ky., accompanied by the brother of the deceased, W. S. Bennett, to be interred in the family burial ground.

Bennett, Mary
Mary Bennett, - Pueblo Chieftain - February 5, 2012 - Mary Bennett, 69, died in Pueblo. Service in Pleasanton, Calif.

Bennett, Rachel Elizabeth
Rachel Elizabeth Bennett - Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 2009 - Rachel Elizabeth Bennett, 84, of Avondale, Ariz., and Pueblo West, Colo., passed away peacefully at the Sun View Care Center of Youngtown, Ariz., on Feb. 28, 2009, at 7 p.m. Rachel is survived by her daughters, Kim Thrower of Avondale, Ariz., Rachel Ella Burr Dismuke of Pueblo, Colo.; stepson, Darwin Bennett of Lake Odessa, Mich.; granddaughters, Bry Rachelle Carter of Surprise, Ariz., Terresa Staub of Pueblo, Colo., Becky (Bennett) Snook of Whitehall, Mich., and grandsons, Brian Dismuke of Denver, Colo., Michael Dismuke of Pueblo West, Colo., Don Bennett of Muskegon, Mich.; and Clara Bales, Maureen, Anita, Frank and John; her nieces and nephews and grand-nephews and nieces, Sean and Kim and Larry Martin and his family. Rachel will be deeply missed and was loved very much by her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, grand nephews and grand nieces. Memorial will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2009, Imperial Funeral Home Pueblo, Colo. Rachel will be buried at Fort Lyon Cemetery at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2009.

Bennett, Richard Warner
Richard Warner Bennett - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2010 - Richard Warner Bennett, 72, completed his Earthly work and entered eternal life with his Savior on Oct. 27, 2010. Richard was born in Des Plaines, Ill., to Richard and Evelyn (Gash) Bennett on Oct. 8, 1938. He was a man of integrity and character who lived his life to a code of conduct of perseverance, admirable work ethic and a devotion to his convictions. He was a husband, father, grandfather, journeyman and friend. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, reloading and teaching his children and grandchildren lessons to enrich their lives. He was proud of his service to the U.S. Navy, the local electricians' union and most proud of his family' s accomplishments. On his 17th birthday, he joined the Navy and served from Oct. 8, 1955, to Aug. 1959, from seaman recruit to Electrician' s Mate Petty Officer Second Class. He served aboard the USS Newport News CA 148. Richard married his high school sweetheart, Elizabeth "Betty Ann" Wind, Jan. 10, 1959. Their marriage was blessed with six children, 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren (thus far). Memberships include NRA, Knights of Columbus and IBEW Local No. 12. Preceded in death by his parents, and former wife, Betty Ann (Bennett) McFarlane. Survived by his children, Catherine Ann Standridge, Richard Jr. (Dianne), Michael (Michelle), Jason (Becky), Brian and Betsy (Duane) Fink; grandchildren, Tim VanPelt, Christina (Brian) Mosley, Britany, Joshua and Chris Bennett, Ryann (Aaron) Wadlington, Zach, Amanda and Joey Bennett, Elizabeth, Autumn, Justin and Riley Fink; and great-grandchildren, Lacey Bennett, Nathan and Colin Mosley. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services, Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Richard will be sadly missed, however, his lessons will live on.

Bensik, Frank J.
Frank J. Bensik - Pueblo Chieftain - December 5, 2010 - Frank J. Bensik, loving husband, father and grandfather, born Sept. 17, 1933, departed this world on Dec. 2, 2010. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elva Bensik; and parents, Frank and Kate Bensik. He is survived by his sister, Katherine (Chuck) Hadwiger; sons, Rick (Lucy), Ron (Theresa) and Mike (Mary) Bensik; daughters, Connie (Russ) Abram, Rose (Frank) Javernik and Nancy Bensik; 16 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and his best friends, Babe and Pepper. Frank spent 14 years as a Pueblo police officer and 27 years as a local truck driver. He was a member of the BPOE (Elks) for 50 years and a member of the Eagles. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, 400 Broadway Ave. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Bensik, Ricky
Ricky Bensik - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2013 - Ricky Bensik, 59, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 9, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Elva Bensik; stepdaughter, Delma Abeyta-Baca; and good friend, Deloy Abeyta. Ricky is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Lucy Bensik; stepchildren, Deloy, Pauline and Raymond ' Squeaky' ; 10 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; siblings, Ronald (Theresa) Bensik, Connie (Russ) Abram, Rosie (Frank) Javornik, Nancy (Tom) Bensik and Mike (Mary) Bensik; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Benson, Ethel C.
Ethel C. Benson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2009 - Ethel C. Benson, 83, of Gardner, died Oct. 10, 2009. Preceded in death by her husband, Oren Benson; and a son, James Benson. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, Sacred Heart Church, Gardner. Burial, Upper Huerfano-Gardner Cemetery, Gardner.

Benson, Thomas
Thomas Benson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2009 - Thomas Benson, 66, Pueblo, May 27. T.G. McCarthy.

Bentley, George Wilson
George Wilson Bentley - Pueblo Indicator - April 28, 1934 - County Correspondence - Stone City - Mrs. Riley Van Dyne and children have returned from Pueblo where they stayed some time on account of the death and burial of Mrs. Van Dyne' s father, Mr. Bentley. Note:George Wilson Bentley was buried in Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo, Colorado.

Benton, Douglas F
Douglas F. Benton - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 2011 - Douglas F. Benton passed away at the family home on July 14, 2011. Born to Milo and Leafy Benton in 1922. Doug moved to Colorado Springs as an infant and attended Colorado Springs Public Schools. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Navy and served honorably during World War II. Doug, then graduated from Colorado School of Mines with a B.S. in mining engineering. He was a member of Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honor Society and had a 42-year career in the Petroleum Exploration Industry. He married Helen O' Neill in 1950 and they had five beautiful children and six loving grandchildren. Doug is survived by his sister, Virginia Allen; cousin, Edgar Benton; his five children and their spouse' s, Don (Kathy) Benton and Susan (Guy) Thoms, all of Colorado, Sandy (Lloyd) Brown, Texas, Neill (Shelly) Benton, New Mexico, Walter (Debbie) Benton, Texas; and his six grandchildren, Lacey Benton, Colorado, Amber (Dan) Billingsley, Missouri, Marie Brown, Pennsylvania, Caroline Brown, Washington, Ashley Everett, Missouri, and Carter Benton, Texas. Doug' s leisure time was spent fishing, hunting, square-dancing, woodworking and gardening. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Shrine of St. Therese. Internment to follow at Union Highland Cemetery Florence, Colo. A reception will follow at 2 p.m., Pueblo West Funeral Home.

Benton, Helen
Helen O' Neill Benton - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2012 - Helen O' Neill Benton, born 1925, Philadelphia, Pa., passed March 18, 2012, after a brief illness. Born Helen Teresa O' Neill, the eighth child of Irish master plumber, Frank, and German baker, Suzanna, she made wonderful bourbon chocolate pecan pie, but could not fix a toilet chain. A child during the Great Depression, she came of age during World War II and lost a loved one to the war. She attended business school and worked for Winchell' s Publishing before marriage to Doug Benton for 61 years, who preceded her in death on July 14, 2011. After raising five children with Doug, she went to work in Houston' s Spring Branch Independent School District. She played basketball in high school and continued as a fan, seeing the beginning of this March Madness before she passed. Intelligent and thoughtful, she liked to read. She also enjoyed gardening, sewing, square dancing ' ” both for the dancing and its social interaction ' ” and taking care of her granddog, Cuper, whom she considered excellent company. A devout Catholic, she never stopped gently chastising her children for leaving the fold. She is survived by sister-in-law, Virginia Allen, Florence, Colo.; children, Don (Kathy) Benton, Pueblo West, Susan (Guy) Thoms, Pueblo West, Sandy (Lloyd) Brown, Katy, Texas, Neill (Shelly) Benton, Albuquerque, N.M., and Walter (Debbie) Benton, Dallas, Texas. She also is survived by six loving and terrific grandchildren, Lacey Benton, Centennial, Colo., Amber (Dan) Billingsley, Springfield, Mo., Marie Brown, Pittsburgh, Pa., Caroline Brown, Seattle, Wash., Ashley Everett, Columbia, Mo., and Carter Benton, Dallas, Texas. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Thursday, March 22, Shrine of St. Therese, Pueblo. Interment will follow at Union Highland Cemetery, Florence, Colo. In lieu of food and flowers, please donate to Shrine of St. Therese Scholarship Fund or charity of your choice.

Benton, Kathleen
Kathleen Benton - Pueblo Chieftain - June 2, 2013 - Kathleen Benton, 89, of Pueblo West, went to be with the Lord on May 30, 2013. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Monday, Pueblo West Funeral Home and Crematory. Friends and family will be received at the funeral home reception hall following services.

Berckefeldt, Lillie Marie
Lillie Marie Berckefeldt - Pueblo Chieftain - December 5, 2010 - Lillie Marie Berckefeldt, born July 12, 1929, died Nov. 19, 2010. Preceded in death by her husband, Paul Berckefeldt. Survived by son, Denis Berckefeldt; daughter, Rebecca Wilfinger; granddaughters, Sarah Daniels and Jennifer Wilfinger; and great-granddaughter, Lila Daniels. Cremation, with no service. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Berckefeldt, Roy E. Sr.
Roy E. Berckefeldt Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2010 - Roy E. Berckefeldt Sr., 61. Born July 7, 1948; died Feb. 10, 2010. Memorial service, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, Nazarene Church in Florence, Colo.

Beres, Robert Leonard
Robert Leonard Beres - Pueblo Chieftain - April 1, 2009 - Robert Leonard Beres, 57, passed away March 23, 2009. He is survived by his stepmother, Irene; brother, Bill (Karen); aunt, Lillian Peitz; numerous nephews, nieces, cousins. Robert worked as a switchman for the railroad. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Berg, Katherine
Katherine Berg - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - October 12, 2005 - Katherine Berg passed away September 27, 2005 in her home on Raton Pass in the company of her children. Katherine was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico in 1921, to Charles and Edith (Matt) Fuller. The only child of a Santa Fe Railroad agent, she spent her childhood in various small New Mexico towns and in Morley, Colorado. Katherine attended high school at Saint Mary's Academy in Leavenworth Kansas and at Trinidad High School, where she met Don Berg. She then graduated from Trinidad Junior College as did Don, and they married in 1941. During the war years, the young couple made their home in the Denver/Boulder area where Don was a Naval flight instructor. At the end of World War II, Katherine and Don moved back to the ranch on Raton Pass with their young son, Don Jr., joining Don's father in the operation of the ranch, raising Hereford cattle. After the death of Don's father, Katherine and Don continued the operation of the ranch, increasing their operation, and building their herd. Two daughters, Katherine and Janet were born in Trinidad. Katherine dedicated herself to making a home for her family, enjoying the rhythms of her garden and the seasons of ranch living. Katherine shared with Don a deep commitment to the land and the creatures that lived upon it. She had an abiding interest in local history--the ranch, Trinidad, and Southern Colorado, giving her energies and resources to the Mitchell Museum, Trinidad's Carnegie Public Library, and The Santa Fe Trail Association. She was a founding member of the Southern Colorado Cowbelles, and was active in the State and Local Republican Party, The United Methodist Church of Trinidad, Pieirion Literary Society, and The Red Hat Society. Katherine's greatest joys in her later years were the accomplishments of her grandchildren. She praised every achievement and loved each one unconditionally. Katherine will be missed by her children, Don Jr. (Bill) and Jan Berg of Folsom, NM, Kathy and Richard Brandiger of Rapid City, SD, and Janet and Hugh Swift of Denver, CO. She will be missed also by grandchildren Todd and Faye Swift, Tamara and John Ross, Kirsten and Cody Plagg, Nathan and Laura Brandiger, Lisa Berg, Ben Swift, Meghan Berg, and Emily and Matt Wiggins. She also leaves behind seven great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 1, 2005 at 10:00 am at The First United Methodist Church with Pastor Randy Short officiating. Donations may be made to the Harry Sayre Senior Center. The family of Katherine Berg has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Berg, Virginia R.
Virginia R. "Virgie" Berg - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 2011 - Virginia R. "Virgie" Berg, 82, of La Junta, passed away Oct. 20, 2011, in Englewood. She was born Aug. 30, 1929, in Frazee, Minn., to F. Oscar and Ruth (Ror) Anderson. She is survived by her husband, Bob; children, Steve and wife, Mary, Janet, Darilyn, Rob and wife, Sue; grandchildren, Julie, Emily (P.T.) Lathrop, Daniel, Patrick and wife, Lauren and Rachel; great-grandson, Collin Allen; sisters-in-law, Gladys Anderson and Marilyn (Leo) Williams; numerous nieces and nephews. She will be dearly missed by her family, friends and former and present employees of DeBourgh Mfg. Co. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at the First Church of the Nazarene in La Junta with the Rev. Terilynn Russ of the United Methodist Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United Methodist Church of La Junta or other non-profit organizations in La Junta including Associated Charities, Koshare Indian Museum, Otero County Museum, La Junta Boys' Ranch or IF (Inspiration Fields).

Bergamo, Frank
Frank Bergamo - Trinidad Times Independent - February 9, 2010 - Frank Bergamo, 88, of Trinidad, passed away Feb. 7, 2010 at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo. Frank was born May 18, 1921, to Romano and Luigia (Corradino) Bergamo in Sopris. Frank served in Civilian Conservation Corp. (CCC) prior to joining the Army. He served in the United Sates Army during WWII and saw duty in Tinian and Saipan. Frank received an Honorable Discharge from the Army. In 1969, Frank and Flora moved to Colorado Springs where he worked for Home Furniture Co. for nine years. After leaving Home Furniture, he worked at Schlhage Lock Co. In 1978, they returned to Trinidad where he worked for Broccato Cleaners as a delivery man, He the worked as a driver for Mullare Funeral Home. He developed a friendship with many people in the Sopris, Trinidad and Las Animas County area. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Romano and Luigia; father and mother-in-law, Canuto and Catarina Martinez; brothers, John, Fred and Mario; sisters, Josephine, Edith, Frances and Esther; his first wife, Lucille, and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law. He is survived by his loving wife of48 years, Flora Bergamo; two sons, Frank (Kate) Bergamo, Colo. Springs; Michael (Shiela) Bergamo, Canon City; four daughters, Kathy (Gary) Strong, Colo. Springs; Cindy (Adolph) Gomez, Trinidad; Donna (Gene) Gillespie, Denver; Debbie (Rick) Moreno, Pueblo; 11 grandchildren, Kimberly, Nicole, Vince, Mario, Desi, Matthew, Evan, Brandon, Dylan, Christopher, Kaitlyn two great grandchildren, Hayden and Gillian; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Floyd (Jane) Martinez, Robert (Gloria) Martinez, Denver, J.D. Martinez, Garden City, Kansas, Mary (Danny) Segura, Jim Santistevan, and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, February 15, 2010 at the Comi Funeral Home. Rosary will be recited at 9:15 a.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel followed by the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16 at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by Ft. Carson Honor guard. Honorary pallbearers are grandchildren, Matthew Gomez, Evan Gomez, Vince Bergamo, Mario Bergamo, Brandon Bergamo, Dylan Howard, Desi Bergamo, Nicole Bergamo and Kimberly Russell. Active pallbearers are Michael Bergamo, Frank Bergamo, Adolph Gomez, Floyd Martinez, Sr., Floyd Martinez, Jr. and Bert Portillos. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bergamo, Frank Louis
Frank Louis Bergamo - Pueblo Chieftain - September 8, 2010 - Frank Louis Bergamo, 83, passed away Sept. 4, 2010, in Pueblo. He was born to John and Mary Bergamo on March 15, 1927, in Barela, Colo. Frank was raised in the Aguilar area and graduated from Aguilar High School in 1944. He married Marian Rose Valentine Nov. 1, 1953. Frank and Marian owned and operated the Texas Court and Sunset Motels and the Minnequa Inn. Frank retired from the business in 1991. Frank enjoyed working in his yard, fishing, traveling, playing games and cards, but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family. Frank was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Marian; his parents; one brother; and four sisters. Frank is survived by his children, John and Joe Bergamo of Pueblo, Frank (Paulette) Bergamo of Grand Junction, Kathy (Robert) Greenwood of Fort Collins; grandchildren, Matthew Herrera of Albuquerque, Mindi Martinez of Pueblo; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Francis Xavier Church, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. A reception after the interment will be at St. Francis Church Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a veteran' s service organization of your choice through the funeral home. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Bergamo, Marian Rose
Marian Rose Bergamo - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 2010 - Marian Rose Bergamo, 79, passed away April 13, 2010, in Pueblo. She was born to August and Violet Valentine on July 17, 1930, in Aguilar, Colo. Marian was raised in the Aguilar area and graduated from Aguilar High School in 1948. Marian and her husband of 56 years, Frank, were married on Nov. 1, 1953, in Aguilar. They lived most of their married life in Pueblo, where they raised four children, John, Kathy, Frank Jr. and Joe. Together they owned and operated the Texas Court Motel and Minnequa Inn. They later purchased a second motel, the Sunset. Marian retired from the business in 1977. She enjoyed reading, crosswords, game shows, rose gardening, embroidering and spending time with her family. Marian is survived by her husband, Frank; sons, John Bergamo, Joe Bergamo of Pueblo, Frank (Paulette) Bergamo Jr. of Grand Junction; daughter, Kathy (Robert) Greenwood of Fort Collins; grandson, Matthew Herrera; and granddaughter, Mindi Martinez, both of Pueblo; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, August Valentine. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, April 17, 2010, St. Francis Xavier Church, 611 Logan Ave. Interment, Imperial Gardens. Reception will follow at St. Francis Church Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children' s Hospital or to Macular Degeneration Society, in care of the funeral home. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.

Bergamo, Michael Randall
Michael Randall Bergamo - Trinidad Times Independent - April 2, 2013 - Michael Randall Bergamo, Department of Corrections employee, U.S. Marine veteran - Michael Randall Bergamo (affectionately known by his loved ones as Randy), 48, passed away unexpectedly March 21, 2013. He was born June 23, 1964, in Trinidad to Frank and Flora Bergamo. Michael enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corp Nov. 24, 1982. He proudly served his country for 4 years (1982-1986), and was honorably discharged as a Lance Corporal. He worked with the State of Colorado Department of Corrections for 16 years. Michael was a loving, caring, and wonderful son, brother, and father. He was compassionate, and had a great sense of humor. He was strong willed but yet sensitive, and had a Heart of Gold. Michael was an avid Raiders and Yankees fan. He loved sports, fishing, and camping. Michael will be forever loved and missed deeply. Mr. Bergamo is survived by his children, Vincent, Mario, Desiree, and Brandon; four grandchildren; his mother Flora Bergamo; sister Cindy (Adolph Gomez); brother Floyd (Valerie) Martinez; fiancΓ© Darcy Beito and her children Taylor Fisher and Andy Tyler; stepbrother Frank (Katie) Bergamo; stepsister Kathy (Gary) Strong; nephews Matt and Evan Gomez; and numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father; and grandparents, Canuto and Catarina Martinez. Recitation of the Rosary and Memorial Service with Military Honors will be held at a later date. Arrangements handled through Holt Family Funeral Home of CaΓ±on City.

Bergamo, Rose
Rose Bergamo - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 2012 - Rose Bergamo, 102, died Dec. 15. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Bergant, Angelina Rose
Angelina Rose Martorano Bergant - Trinidad Times Independent - November 9, 2010 - Angelina Rose Martorano Bergant was united with the Lord at 3:56 a.m. Nov, 7, 2010, at the Friendship House in Canon City. A funeral Mass was Thursday, Nov, 11, 2010, at Holy Trinity Church with Fr. Richard Becker as celebrant. Entombment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bergemann, Edith Bernice
Edith Bernice Bergemann - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2009 - Edith Bernice Bergemann, 88, was born April 23, 1921. Bernice was raised in a Topeka, Kan., orphanage from the age of 7 years to 18 years. She met and married Pat Bergemann on Dec. 20, 1940. Bernice retired from the Colorado State Hospital in 1983. She loved gardening, ranching, cooking and garage sales. She taught all of her daughters, daughters-in-law and sons how to cook. Her husband, partner and love of her life, Pat, took her hand on Dec. 29, 2009, to continue their journey together. Bernice was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Pat; seven brothers and four sisters. She is survived by her children, Jim (Monna) Bergemann, Patti (Frank) Lamson, Ron (Linda) Bergemann, Kay (Billy) Miller and Mel (Joyce) Bergemann. Also survived by 14 grandchildren; 40 great- grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; and brother, James Leonard Boling. In lieu of food and/or flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes Foundation in Bernice' s name through the funeral home. A private family service will take place at a later date. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Bergemann, Mary Ann
Mary Ann Bergemann - Pueblo Indicator - January 30, 1932 - Miss Bergemann Dies in California - Miss Mary Ann Bergemann, whose health was in a decline, went to California in December hoping to be benefited by the change of climate, but grew worse and passed away January 21st, at Santa Rosa. Her remains were brought here for burial and the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 26th. Miss Bergemann had resided in Pueblo and vicinity all her life and had many friends who greatly regret her passing away. She is survived by one sister, Miss Emma Bergemann, and four brothers, Frederick R., Walter B., William M., and August R. Bergemann all of Pueblo. Interment was made in Roselawn January 26th inst.

Bergemann, Ronald L.
Ronald L. Bergemann - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2012 - Ronald L. Bergemann was born July 23, 1945, and passed away Jan. 22, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pat and Bernice Bergemann; sister-in-law, Monna Bergemann; and brother-in-law, Frank Lamson. Survived by his wife of 47 years, Linda; children, Rhonda (Wade) Smith, Pat (Rene) Bergemann and Andy (Rebekah) Bergemann; grandchildren, Robbie (Jassmine), Nelson, Corey, Kyle, Jessica and Skyler; great-grandchildren, Jeremiah, Paul and Logan; brothers, Mel (Joyce) Bergemann and Jim Bergemann; sisters, Kay (Bill) Miller and Patti Lamson; sisters- in-law, Mary Ann (Manuel) Gonzales and Fran Reed. He also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews; aunt, Betty Mahan; uncle, LeRoy; and cousin, Dale. Ron worked for the U.S. Forest Service until 1969, then went to work for Alpha Beta Meat Packing Plant until it closed in 1984. He then went to work for Bassett Construction until he started as a meat cutter at Solo Discount Store, where he retired in 2002. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, both at Imperial Funeral Home. Donations in Ron' s memory may be made to the American Lung Association through the funeral home. The family especially thanks Britt and the staff of Sangre de Cristo Hospice. They will receive guests at the family home. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Berger, Donna R.
Donna R. Berger - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 2011 - Donna R. Berger, 93, passed away July 4, 2011. Survived by her children, Barbara (Larry) Whiteley of Pueblo and Dr. Richard (Evelyn) Berger of Rochester, Minn.; grandchildren, Becky (Brian) Bregar of Pueblo, Sarah Whiteley of Boulder and Andrea Berger of Des Moines, Iowa; great-grandchildren, Nathan and Alison Bregar; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, M. Stone Berger; and son, Robert S. Berger. Donna was born to William and Edith Follen on July 18, 1917, in Brighton, Iowa. She was a secretary for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and playing bridge. No viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16, 2011, at Villa Pueblo Penthouse, 1111 Bonforte Blvd. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. .

Berges, Ben
Ben Berges - Pueblo Chieftain - April 9, 2009 - Ben Berges, 82, Denver, formerly of Pueblo, April 3. Gehrig-Stitt Funeral Home, Sidney, Neb.

Bergevin, Lewis E.
Lewis E. Bergevin - Pueblo Chieftain - October 4, 2009 - Lewis E. Bergevin, 66, passed away Sept. 30, 2009. Survived by his wife of 21 years, Beth Bergevin; children, Tony Bergevin, Bill Gilman, Alia (Heath) Morgan and Kara (Joe) Carreon; sister-in-law, Jo Ellen Fair; and five grandchildren. Lewis was born to Fred and Edna Bergevin on June 12, 1943, in Devils Lake, N.D. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and was a traffic supervisor for the City of Pueblo, retiring March 16, 2009. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Dave Asch officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Orchard of Hope through the funeral home.

Bergstrom, Chad
Chad Bergstrom - Pueblo Chieftain - August 8, 2010 - Chad Bergstrom went to be with the Lord on July 21, 2010. Chad was born in Pueblo, Colo., on July 3, 1978, and had resided in Tulsa, Okla., most of his life. He had recently celebrated his 32nd birthday. Beloved son of Pam Bergstrom, Pueblo, Colo., and Jon (Lori) Bergstrom; beloved brother of Jon Bergstrom; also survived by best friend, Ryan Alinger, all of Tulsa, Okla. Thank you, Ryan, for always being there for our son. Also survived by loving grandmother, Sharon Horton, Pueblo, Colo.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins who always adored our son. Chad loved his Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies and Oklahoma Sooners. He never met a stranger and will always be remembered for his sense of humor, jokes, laugh and beautiful smile. The family will have a private celebration of Chad' s life. How I adore you and miss you, my precious son! Words cannot express the sadness I feel without you here, but I know we will all be joined together again in the Lord. God bless you, Chad.

Bergstrom, Charles Eugene
Charles "Charlie" "Chuck" Eugene Bergstrom - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 2009 - Charles "Charlie" "Chuck" Eugene Bergstrom passed away Sept. 4, 2009, after battling pancreatic cancer. Born Jan 23, 1934, in Nebraska, he moved to Pueblo in 1956, and was a resident of Yuma, Ariz., at the time of his death. Preceded in death by his parents and an uncle who raised him. Survived by his best friend and companion, Suzanne Gendron; sons, Jeff (Barbara) of Pueblo, Jon (Lori) of Inola, Okla., Jim (Teri) of Colorado Springs, Jerry of Pueblo; and daughter, Julie Phillips (Richard) of Pueblo. He also is survived by eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; as well as his loyal friends, Roy Chase of Colorado Springs and Robert K. Berry of Pueblo. Charles was a lifetime member of the NRA and was a member of the Eagles, Elks and Moose lodges. A private family service was held. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in his name.

Bergstrom, Eunice L. E.
Eunice L. E. Bergstrom - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2011 - Eunice L.E. Bergstrom, 94, of La Junta, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at the Arkansas Valley Medical Center in La Junta. Graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2011, at the Fairview Cemetery with Dr. Rex Williams officiating.

Bermel, Forrest
Forrest "F.J." Bermel - Pueblo Chieftain - May 16, 2011 - Forrest "F.J." Bermel, 79, passed away peacefully Friday morning, May 13, 2011, at his home in Pueblo West. A private family service was held in his honor. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Bermudez, Jose I. Jr.
Jose ' Joey'  I. Bermudez Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 2010 - Jose I. Bermudez Jr., 46, passed away Aug. 2, 2010. Preceded in death by mother, Elaine C. Bermudez. Survived by children, Kayla, Venesa and Samuel; father, Jose Bermudez Sr.; sisters, Yvonne, Barbara, Venesa Bermudez and Josephine (Roger) Gifford. Memorial Scripture Service, noon Saturday, Holy Rosary Church.

Bernal, Frances
Frances Bernal - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 2009 - Frances Bernal, 90, of Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of San Luis, Colo., went to be with the Lord on July 10, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Zacarias A. Bernal; parents, Dimetrio and Pablita Segura; brother, Ben Martinez; and sisters, Vicky Madrid and Betty Romero. Survived by her children, Ben (Doris) Duran of San Luis, Gilbert (Deluvina) Martinez of Denver, Zachary (Linda) Bernal of Colorado Springs, and Charlene (Mitchell) Gallegos; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Duran; and numerous other relatives and friends. Frances was a member of Las Carmelita Sacred Heart Society, president of The Sewing Club and helped with bingo for the church. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, with rosary to follow at Romero Chapel. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, both at Sangre de Cristo Church in San Luis, Colo. Interment, San Luis Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at the Circle Friendship Hall in San Luis, Colo.

Bernal, John
John Bernal - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 2009 - John Bernal, 83, passed away July 23, 2009. John is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Lucrecia Bernal; children, William (Cynthia) Bernal, Juanita Autobee, Cindy (Jess) Baca, Mary (Manuel) Archuleta, Dolores Bernal (Sheldon Schrock); 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Emma (Roger) Cisneros and Lilly (Percy) Luna. He also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pedro and Delores Bernal; two brothers, Joe and Raymond Bernal; and his son-in-law, Charles G. Autobee. John proudly served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Bryant from 1944 to 1946. John loved the outdoors, especially fishing trips. The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to Parkview Medical Center, Tower 5 and the staff at Joni Fair Hospice House. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, with viewing one hour prior at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Holy Family Parish, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Memorial contributions may be made in John' s name to Joni Fair Hospice House. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Bernal, Lucrecia E.
Lucrecia E. Bernal - Pueblo Chieftain - July 3, 2012 - Lucrecia E. Bernal, 84, passed away June 29, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, John (2009); parents; numerous siblings; and son-in-law, Charles Autobee. Survived by her loving children, William (Cindy) Bernal, Juanita Autobee, Cindy (Jess) Baca, Mary (Manuel) Archuleta and Dolores (Sheldon Schrock) Bernal; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by her brother, Erminio (Frances) Cordova; sister, Darlene (Ervin) Jaquez; and sisters-in-law, Emma (Roger) Cisneros, Lily (Percy) Luna and Beatrice Bernal. She will be sadly missed. Viewing, 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 2012, followed by rosary recitation at 7 p.m., both at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, July 6, 2012, Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.

Bernal, Robert
Robert ' Bob'  Bernal - Pueblo Chieftain - March 1, 2012 - Robert ' Bob'  Bernal, 63, of Pueblo went to be with the Lord on Feb. 28, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jose A. and Aurora Bernal. Bob is survived by his children, Jose A., Roberto A., and Paz A. Bernal; mother of his children, Mary; siblings, Marta (Ronald), Carlos (Nancy) and Consuelo; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. Bob was born in Las Vegas, N.M. He graduated from East High School, Class of 1966. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy and served his country during the Vietnam War. Bob was an electrician for Rocky Mountain Steel Mill and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Bob enjoyed spending time at his cabin with family, friends, and his beloved Buster in Westcliffe. Bob will be missed by many people. At Bob' s request, cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 6 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Friends and family will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Bob' s memory.

Bernard, Edward
Edward Bernard - Yuma Pioneer - August 18, 1911 - Edward Bernard of Joliet, Ill., was killed at Pueblo by falling beneath a moving train.

Bernard, Edward C.
Edward C. "Bow Wow" Bernard - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 2009 - Edward C. "Bow Wow" Bernard, 85, passed away on March 27, 2009. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ella "Kaye" Bernard. Survived by children, Gary (Hadley) Bernard, Kiowa, Colo., Ron (Kathy) Bernard, Pueblo, Colo., and Sandy (Mike ) Armstrong, Calhan, Colo.; grandchildren, Evan (Erica) Bernard, Dan (Laurel) Bernard, Mike (Debbie) Bernard, Derek Bernard, Bryan (Tina) Dugger, Shad (Laurie) Dugger, Greg (Ashleigh) Dugger and Shayna (Jarrett) Knipp; great-grandchildren, Alden, Gavin, Mason, Klayton and Dakota Lynn Bernard; Daniel and Rylee Dugger; Taylor and Cameran Knipp. He also is survived by sisters, Thelma Owens and Claudine Lamb; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Edward served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of First United Methodist Church, Silver State Lodge No. 95, AF&AM and the Blue Spruce Chapter of the Good Sams Club. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2009, First United Methodist Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church. The family sends special thanks to Drs. Stephen Girard and Laurence Jensen; and the staff on 4600 at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Bernard, Joseph Sr.
Joseph "Bob" Bernard Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 4, 2009 - Joseph "Bob" Bernard Sr., 73, beloved husband, father, pappa, brother, uncle and friend, passed away Jan. 29, 2009. He was born in La Garita, Colo., on April 14, 1935. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Leona; children, Bob Bernard Jr., Jeff (Jill) Bernard, Annette (Gary) Bishop, Michelle (Jim) Brusak, Vincent Bernard; daughters-in-law, Gayle Bernard and Kathy Bernard; son-in-law, Terry Chiles; sisters, Marie Bernard, Frances Short, Ida Pomeroy; grandchildren, Gracie and Beth Bernard, Cherelle, Wyatt and Shane Bishop, Robbie, Ashley, Ronnie and Jessica Chiles, Ryan, Amber and Matthew Brusak, Shelby and Daniel Bernard; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his parents; brother, Joe; and daughter, Rene Chiles. Bob was a rancher and feed salesman in the San Luis Valley until his retirement 11 years ago. He was active, volunteering in his Lake Havasu City, Ariz., and Canon City, Colo., communities. Rosary, 10:30 a.m. and funeral Mass, 11 a.m., both Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, at Saint Michael Parish, 611 N. 11th St., Canon City, Colo.

Bernard, W. T. (Infant Son of)
Infant son of W. T. Bernard - Pueblo Indicator - February 12, 1921 - Siloam - Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Bernard have the sympathy of the neighborhood in the loss of their infant son.

Bernat, Ed
Ed Bernat - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 2010 - Ed Bernat, 75, of Pueblo West, passed away Sept. 20, 2010, leaving his adoring wife, Jackie, of 56 years. He also leaves two lovely daughters, Susan and Shirley; two wonderful sons-in-law, Bob and Duane; and four special grandchildren, Jessica, Michael, John and Brittney. The first journey of Ed' s life was in Akron, Ohio, where he was a husband, father and friend. He worked as a maintenance machinist for 28 years at Firestone Rubber Co. Ed completed his journey under the blue skies of Colorado. He was the proud owner of Jackie' s Place, had his ' little house on the prairie,'  his little buddy, Louie, and always enjoyed his trips to Cripple Creek. Fast Eddie will always be remembered for his fast wit and one-liners. Love note from Jackie: Ed, you were always the wind beneath my wings. At Ed' s request, no services will be held. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005.

Berner, Mary Jackie
Mary ' Jackie'  Berner - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 2010 - Mary ' Jackie'  Berner, 84, passed away May 9, 2010. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Dwight; son, Dayne Mckie; and sister, Martha Weber. She is survived by her son, Daniel (Sharon) Berner; and grandchildren, Lauren and Michael. Mary graduated from Colorado Teachers College in Greeley. She retired after 30 years as a District 60 teacher. She was an active member in the AAUW. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Berney, Jean
Jean Orendorff Berney - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2009 - Jean Orendorff Berney, age 95, died Saturday March 7, 2009, after a short illness in Pueblo, Colo. She was preceded in death by her husband, a longtime orthodontist in Davenport, Iowa, and former president of the University of Iowa alumni association. The couple reared three daughters in Davenport prior to Dr. James E. Berney' s retirement. They moved to Evergreen, Colo., and later to Scottsdale, Ariz., where Dr. Berney died in 1986. Mrs. Berney later returned to Colorado, where all three of her children reside. She was born Jan. 3, 1914, in Davenport. She was the only female to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy at the University of Iowa in the class of 1937. She was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. She married Dr. Berney in Davenport on April 18, 1938. They traveled extensively throughout the United States and to Europe and Asia. Her passions were gourmet cooking and needle work. She is survived by daughters, Susan (Chuck) Green of Pueblo West, Barbara (Peter) Judd of Denver, and Carol (Bill) Kemper of Clark, Colo., and three grandsons. Private services and burial will be in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Bernstein, Edith C.
Edith C. Bernstein - Pueblo Chieftain - April 6, 2011 - Edith C. Bernstein, 85, passed away March 31, 2011. Survived by sons, Thomas (Donna) and Timothy (Kathy) Bernstein; grandchildren, Kyle, Michelle, Christopher (Serena) and Jeffrey; special friends, Evan, Kiya and Taylor. She was born Aug. 26, 1925, in Essington, Pa., to Richard and Maria Baier. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2011, at Parkhill Baptist Church. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Bernstein, Morey
Morey Bernstein - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 1999 - Our Past Century, 1956 - 1957 - Puebloans Turn Their Attention to Space - They Made a Difference - Morey Bernstein - Businessman Morey Bernstein focused the eyes of the world on Pueblo in 1956 with the publication of "The Search for Bridey Murphy." The book, based on hours of tape-recorded interviews with Pueblo housewife Virginia Tighe, was an overnight best-seller. It even brought a team of journalists from Time magazine here to try to uncover the true identity of "Bridey." The book detailed Mrs. Tighe's recollections, under hypnosis induced by Bernstein, of a former life in 17th century Ireland. The Pueblo Chieftain even cooperated with Bernstein's efforts to protect Mrs. Tighe's identity, referring to her as Ruth Simmons in stories related to the controversial novel. Chieftain readers were treated to a "serial" printing of the book, which was published in 34 countries and 30 languages. Bernstein spent much of his time in New York City for a few years after the book and a subsequent record album taken from his "interviews" sparked public battles over reincarnation and the afterlife. In later years, he split his time between Pueblo and Miami, leading an increasingly solitary existence until he died in April 1999. Although he owned a huge home on Elizabeth Street, he spent his last 25 years in an apartment at the Abriendo Arms. During those years he and Uncle Abe, who with Bernstein's father operated Bernstein Bros. manufacturing, quietly gave financial support and land upon which the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center and the convention center eventually were built. Bernstein also is credited with playing a key role in the establishment of Colorado City, where he requested his ashes be spread. At his request, there was no memorial service or even an obituary notice.

Berry, Barbara A.
Barbara A. Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 2009 - Barbara A. Berry, of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 17, 2009. She is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Robert; children, Sandy (Bud) May, Gary (Sue) Johnson, Christy (Vyto) Starinskas; stepchildren, Barbara (Eric) Bye, Nancy (Parker) Newby, Jim Berry and Becky (Jessie) Atencio. Barb and Bob had 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; also numerous friends and relatives. Preceded in death by her parents, Morris and Dorothy; granddaughter, Melissa; and husband, Richard L. Johnson. Barbara was a first grade teacher at Morton Elementary School for many years. She was a member of Elkettes, Eagles and a social camping group. Barbara loved painting, dancing, camping, flower gardening and shopping. She was also an avid reader, but her greatest joy of all was spending time with her family and grandchildren. The family would like to give a special thank you to Parkview Medical Center, Life Care Center and Dr. Kulik. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, First Congregational United Church of Christ, with reception to follow. Inurnment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Berry, Bud (Infant Daughter of)
Infant Daughter of Bud Berry - Pueblo Indicator - February 21, 1914 - Burnt Mill News - The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bud Berry took sick last week, but for a time seemed to be getting along nicely. A relapse followed and it died on Tuesday morning. The remains were taken to Pueblo and the funeral was held at 2 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Berry have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire district in the sad loss of their beloved little one.

Berry, Donald
Donald Berry - Trinidad Times Independent - August 15, 2012 - Donald Berry passed away June 18, 2012, at the Raton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Cremation has taken place. As per his request, there will be a party in lieu of funeral services for Donald Berry, to be held Aug. 25 at 5 p.m. at the family home in Yankee, N.M. Friends and family are invited to attend

Berry, Donna Jean
Donna Jean Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2007 - Donna Jean Berry passed away Dec 25, 2007, in Colorado Springs. Donna was born April 16, 1927, in Florence, Colo., to Woodie Matthews and Etta Lee Daley Matthews. She was a 1945 graduate of Trinidad High School and graduated from Chillicothe Business College in Missouri in 1946. Following her graduation, Mrs. Berry was employed as a bookkeeper for several companies in Trinidad until her retirement. She was an accomplished artist specializing in landscape paintings. She loved cooking and working in the garden. Donna was preceded in death by her husband, H.W. ' Sonny'  Berry III in 2006. Her survivors include her children, Linda Harmony of Loveland, Stanley Berry of Trinidad, Glenn Berry of Frederick, Carolyn Barron of Bridge City, Texas, and Jim Berry of Colorado Springs; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; her brother, Richard H. Matthews, of Texas; and sister, Phalba L. Stasierowski, of N.C. Visitation, 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Fisher' s Peak Community Church in Trinidad. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, Fisher Peak Community Church, 10377 Santa Fe Trail with Pastor Bob Swift officiating. Interment, Masonic Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the church fellowship hall following the interment. The Berry family may be contacted at: 5072 Poleplant Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80918.

Berry, Ed (Major)
Major Ed Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - November 9, 2012 - Major Ed Berry, 88. Full notice at later date.

Berry, Frances Lee
Frances Lee Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - January 5, 2011 - Frances Lee Berry, 78, passed away peacefully on Jan. 4, 2011. Frances Lee was an educator with District 60. She enjoyed traveling the world with her loving husband, Walter. She made quilts for her loved ones, including her numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her husband and loyal caregiver, Walter Berry; children, Suzanne Newton, Tom E. (Cheri) Bland, John B. (Amy) Champion III, CyndiLee Bennett, Jean (Jack) Atkinson, Ross (Sara) Berry, Kathie (Gaylon) Williams, Mike Berry; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by Rick Berry, Christine Berry and Ray Berry. A very special thanks to her loving caregivers, Connie, Carmen, Melanie and Shirley. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.

Berry, Marion (Infant Daughter of)
Infant Daughter of Marion Berry - Pueblo Indicator - February 14, 1941 - Mt. View News - Last Tuesday, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Berry, passed away after an illness of a few days. Their many friends extend their deep sympathy to the family in their bereavement.

Berry, Ruthann
Ruthann Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 2010 - Ruthann Berry, 73, passed away Aug. 26, 2010. Survived by her husband of 52 years, LeRoy Berry of the family home; children, Charles (Mary) Berry, Hinton, Okla., and Leann Berry, Thornton, Colo.; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; siblings, Imogene Geick, Denver, Ernest English, Amarillo, Texas, and Glenda McMenamy, Felt, Okla.; brother-in-law, Wallace (Mirrian) Berry, Citrus Heights, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Letha Femister, Weatherford, Okla., and Bethel (Harland) Hacket, Kingfisher, Okla.; numerous nieces and nephews. Ruthann was born May 19, 1937, in Clayton, N.M. She was the fourth child of Randall and Ruth (Coit) English, Felt, Okla., deceased. Ruthann graduated from Keyes High School in Keyes, Okla. She earned her bachelor' s degree in teaching from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 1958. She earned her master' s degree from Leslie College. Her first teaching job was in Gotebo, Okla. She taught in Vona and Cheyenne Wells, Colo., before settling in Pueblo, where she taught at Midwest Business College. She completed her career teaching for School District 70's Excelsior Middle School and Rye High School. She was a member of Central Christian Church. She enjoyed genealogy and belonged to the Southern Colorado Genealogical Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, Colonial Dames of the 17th Century, and the Society of Mayflower Descendants. She also was a member of the professional societies, NEA, CEA, and PCEA. Ruthann enjoyed traveling, her family and Christmas were her ultimate joys. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev.'s Frank Davied and John McPhail officiating.

Berta, Lena Josephine
Lena Josephine Berta - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 2010 - Lena Josephine Berta passed away on Oct. 24, 2010. She was born in Coal Creek, Colo., on May 31, 1924, to Mario and Josephine (Viola) Angone. On Oct. 19, 1946, she married Joseph Eugene Berta. Lena is survived by Joe, her husband of 64 years; and their children, Pat Cronk, Gerry Snyder, Jeanne Cowan, Judy Newby, Tammy Newby, Cindy Harris and Dan Berta. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Oct. 28, Holt Family Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29, St. Michael Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice-West at 601 Greenwood Ave., Canon City, CO 81212. Arrangements handled by Holt Family Funeral Home.

Bertholf, Marilyn J.
Marilyn J. Bertholf - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 2011 - Marilyn J. Bertholf, 81, passed away June 25, 2011. Marilyn was born and raised in Pueblo, Colo., where she raised her family and worked for about 30 years at Super Foods. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles P. Bertholf Sr.; and her mother, Beulah A. Ehrlinger. She is survived by her brother, Orton Ehrlinger; children, Sandi Blatnik, Pam (Michael) Wallace, Charles (Gwen) Bertholf Jr., and David (Michelle) Bertholf; nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2011, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to "PAWS for Life" Animal Welfare and Protection Society, P.O. Box 11208, Pueblo, CO 81001. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Bertolino, Teresa A.
Teresa A. Bertolino - Trinidad Times Independent - August 24, 2007 - Teresa A. Bertolino was born on August 9, 1907 in Hasting, Colorado. Teresa passed away August 18, 2007 at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, Colorado after a brief illness. Teresa was a resident of Aguilar from 1910 until 1997, when she became a resident of the Trinidad State Nursing Home. She attended Aguliar Elementary and Graduated from Aguilar High School in 1926. During high school she played basketball and baseball, which were her favorite sports. After Graduation she accepted a Christmas job at the Aguilar Post Office, which later became a full time position. Teresa retired from the federal government in 1977 after 49 years of service, serving under four postmasters. After her retirement she managed the Sunset Bar for over ten years. Teresa is a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Aguilar and served her parish with an untiring joy. She walked a mile to mass every day and was a very active member of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, Catholic Daughters, Third Order of St. Frances, Guadalupe Sodality, Church choir, cantor, lay minister, parish council, cleaning group, helped in the parish office, and cooked for the priests on Sunday with her very special friend Esther Velasquez. Teresa was also very active in her community as a member of the Aguilar Booster Club, Iota Phi Sigma Sorority, Gulnare Spanish Peak Volunteer Dept. of Fire Maids, Secretary of the Parish Credit Union and President of the Colorado Credit Union Chapter. While at the nursing home in Trinidad she continued to serve her community by serving as the Resident President and was elected Valentine's Day Attendant. Teresa was preceded in death by her father Batista Bertolino (103) and mother Clara Cha; brother and sister-in-law Robert (Mary) Bertolino; and brother Chelso Bertolino. Survivors are nephew Robert (Charlene) Bertolino; Trinidad, Colorado and niece Toryann Bertolino; Trinidad, Colorado. Also her very special friend of 57 years, Esther (Ed) Velasquez and family; Aguilar, Colorado and numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation will be on Thursday August 23, 2007 from 2:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Chapel Trinidad, Colorado. Rosary will be recited on Thursday, August 23, 2007 at 7:00 P.M. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Immediately following the rosary, friends are invited to gather with the family. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Fri. , August 24, 2007 at 1:00 P.M. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Aguilar. Internment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery in Trinidad, Colorado. Active pallbearers are Frank Coppa, Lou Dipaolo, William Ricattone, Justin Garrison, Gary Garlutzo, and Frank Menegatti. Honorary pallbearers are all her many friends. Memorial contributions in memory of Teresa may be made to St. Anthony's Parish in Aguilar. Arrangements made under the direction of Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Bertram, Wilber Elvin (Dr.)
Dr. Wilber Elvin Bertram - Pueblo Chieftain - May 15, 1955 - Dr. Wilber Elvin Bertram, chiropodist, passed away at the family home, 518 Alma, Saturday morning. Husband of Mrs. Exa Bertram and father of Texa and Rex. Member of the First Methodist Church, past noble grand of the Odd Fellows Lodge, past commander of the American Legion and member of Southern Colorado Consistory 3. Dr. Bertram served overseas in World War I as a private in Co. D. 127th MG Battalion. He had practiced his profession in Pueblo for the past 30 years. Private memorial services were held Saturday at 2:30 p.m., and interment made in Valhalla Memorial Park.

Bertrand, Louis
Louis Bertrand - Lake Charles American Press - December 9, 2006 - Louis Bertrand, 66, of Sulphur died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006, in a local hospital. He had been general service manager for more than 30 years for Donaldson Ford and Shetler Ford. He was a member of Hargrove Bible Baptist Church in DeQuincy. Survivors include his wife Zelda Bertrand; two sons, Wayne Bertrand and wife, Amanda, of Colorado City, Colo., and Tommy Bertrand and wife, Linda, of Durant, Okla.; one daughter, Lucie Mesuch and husband, Sam, of Sulphur; three brothers, Johnny Bertrand and Garland Bertrand of Sulphur and Charles Larry Bertrand of Kinder; one sister, Gail Sheridan of Kinder; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. His funeral was held Tuesday, Dec. 5 in First Baptist Church of Sulphur. Dr. David Holder and the Rev. Paul Nugent officiated. Burial was in Mimosa Pines North Cemetery.

Beruman, Albert Leroy
Albert Leroy Beurman - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 2009 - Albert Leroy Beurman, 74, passed away Oct. 19, 2009. He is survived by his six children, Leona Sandoval, Albert Beurman II, Franklin Beurman, Christopher Beurman, Connie Burch and Richard Beurman; 24 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He died with his gun in his pocket! There will be no viewing. Memorial service, 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, 1104 Beulah. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Berumen, Anthony V.
Anthony V. Berumen - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 2011 - Anthony V. Berumen, 98, passed away peacefully on July 18, 2011, surrounded by his family. He was born on July 20, 1913, in Jerez, Zacatecas, Mexico, to the union of Marina and Florencio Berumen. Anthony was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 76 years, Marie (sweet Lili Marleen); in-laws, Anita and Nels Johnson; daughter, Mariana; sister, Ruth (Manuel) Godinez; brothers, Joe (Socorro), Jesse (Phyllis) and Adolph; granddaughter, Debra Leslie; grandsons, Andrew Ronald Berumen and Kenneth Charles Aragon; brothers-in-law, Robert Navarro, Valentine Jiminez, Paul Larry, John and Lloyd (Priscilla) Johnson; sister-in-law, Martha Johnson; and best friends, Rose and Fermin Ortiz, Albuquerque, N.M. He is survived by a sister, Tillie Navarro; brother-in-law, Joe Johnson, Price, Utah; sister-in-law, Ann Johnson, Lakewood, Colo.; his children, Diana (Roger) Gomez, Patricia (Edwin) Espinoza, Anita (Clem) Aragon, Marina (Vic) Velarde, Adolph (Alice), Anthony Jr. (Lili), Ronald (Kathy) and Michael Berumen; grandchildren, Aja (Mike Soto), Ian, Aaron, Jason (Desiree) Gomez, Mikayla, Joseph, Sean, Dennis, Curtis, Candace (Joe Martinez) Berumen, Toni Marie (Chuck) Casados, Dee (Kevin) Weber, Renee, Kris Aragon, Eddie (Sandra), Eric (Andrea) Espinoza, Monica (Dan) Martinez, Dona (James) Dalton, Tina (Jaime) Pechorak, Michelle (Martin) Vigil, Anthony (Katie) Berumen, Brenda (Nino) Giarratano, Darren, Rodney Velarde; step-grandchildren, Denise Werwick, Kun Xie, Richard Mullenex, Jeffrey Clawson; 51 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren and numerous godchildren, nieces and nephews. Anthony served in the U.S. Army during World War II, stationed in Italy, as far as the Austrian border. He was awarded the European Theater Ribbon with two battle stars, the Bronze Star Medal and Combat Infantry Badge. He was honorably discharged on Oct. 23, 1945. Anthony owned and operated Bessemer Garage and Berumen' s Main Gate Tavern until his retirement in 1978. He enjoyed his mechanic work, hunting and fishing trips, especially to Blue Mesa, and vacation trips to Mexico and Albuquerque, N.M. Anthony was a member of the Bessemer Merchants Association, yearly sponsor of the Old Timer' s Baseball Association, and served as a Scoutmaster with Troop 8 through Mount Carmel Church. The family would like to thank Dr. George Birks, staff at Sangre de Cristo Hospice, daughter, Diana Gomez, and granddaughter, Aja, for their devoted care of our father 24/7, and special thanks to Socorro Martinez and Gilbert Martinez. Also a special thanks to our special friend (like a sister) Nancy Ortiz-Gandara, Albuquerque, N.M., and nieces, Josephine Avalos and Rita Morales, for their support and frequent visits, which meant a lot and were very special. Service, 9:30 a.m. today, July 21, 2011, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, celebrated by the Rev. Marvin Kapushion. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Following the service, family and friends will be received at the Southern Colorado Events Center, 3215 Lake Ave., Pueblo.

Berumen, Christine
Christine Berumen - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 2009 - Christine Berumen, 63. Sunrise, Nov. 30, 1945. Sunset, Nov. 11, 2009. Preceded in death by her husband, Edward M. Berumen; and mother, Josephine Rodriguez. Survived by son, Ray (Andrea) Berumen; grandchildren, Sophia Berumen, Skyler Gasper; and father, Ramon R. Rodriguez; along with numerous other family members. Christine worked at the Colorado State Hospital as an administrative assistant until her retirement. She loved socializing, fishing and traveling with her husband, Edward. She dearly loved her grandchildren. She was also a member of the American Legion, Pueblo Post No. 2. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Berumen, Marie M.
Marie M. Berumen - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 2009 - Marie M. Berumen, 91, of Pueblo, passed peacefully away on June 23, 2009. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Survived by husband, Anthony V. Berumen; brother, Joe Johnson; children, Marina (Vic) Velarde, Anita (Clem) Aragon, Patricia (Ed) Espinoza, Diana (Roger) Gomez, Adolph (Alice), Anthony Jr. (Lili), Ron (Kathy), Michael Berumen; 27 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren and numerous friends and family. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. today; funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2009, both held at Imperial Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Berumen, Ronald Andy
Ronald (Andy) Berumen - Pueblo Chieftain - October 9, 2009 - Ronald (Andy) Berumen, 37 of Pueblo, Colo., passed away unexpectedly Oct. 6, 2009. He was preceded in death by Grandpa Paul Bonino and Grandma Marie Berumen. Andy leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife Josette; his children Jacob and Anabella Berumen and stepson Chanse Eddy; parents Deneice (Clyde) Redmond, Ron (Kathy) Berumen; sister Toni (Chuck) Casados; special niece and nephew Leah and Ryan Casados; grandparents Tony Berumen, Trudy Bonino, and John (Geri) Redmond. He is also survived by his in-laws, Cathy (Tom) Tuckey, Eva Gonzales, Larry Urioste, Evette, Larry and Janessa Urioste along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and customers of Bessemer Garage. Andy lived a life full of zest and spontaneity. His shining smile will be greatly missed. Viewing 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, Imperial Gardens Funeral Home. Funeral service 10 a.m. Saturday, Fellowship of the Rockies.

Besse, Amber Nicole
Amber Nicole Besse - Pueblo Chieftain - March 4, 2010 - Amber Nicole Besse, 22, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 26, 2010. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Joe Besse; and great-grandparents, Frank and Candy Sandoval, Leonard and Mozell Hightower and Walter and Velma Tull. Amber is survived by the most important person in her life, her son, Josiah Fernandez; and mother, Tiffany (Cesario Hernandez) Ruiz; father, Ricky (Sheri) Besse; sister, Amanda Ruiz; grandparents, Dennis and Barbara Mowery, Abel and Mary Andrade and Ron and Tina Tull; stepbrothers and sisters; and numerous uncles, aunts, family and friends. The family requests that those in attendance wear her favorite color, which is pink. Memorial service, 2, p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Best, Sarah
Sarah Best - Pueblo Indicator - March 4, 1944 - Rye - Mrs. Sarah Best, a former resident of Rye, passed away at the home of her daughter in Denver. Funeral services will be held from the Rye church, Friday, 2 p.m.

Bettinger, Mary Ann
Mary Ann Bettinger - Mile High News - May 20, 2010 - Mary Ann Bettinger, 80, of Golden, died May 15. She was born in Walsenburg youngest of six children ' ” John, Elizabeth, Helen, Walter, Rose and Mary. Her dad, Joseph, died in a roofing accident when she was 3 years old. Her mom, Mary, moved the family to Denver when she was 15 years old. She graduated from South High School and worked for Montgomery Wards and at various jobs as a receptionist and typist. Mrs. Bettinger met her husband, Raymond, at a square dance at Souderstraum's Dance Hall in Denver. They loved dancing at other venues such as the Denver Dancing Academy, Rockrest, Fenders and various VFW dances. Mrs. Bettinger was a "Super Mom" raising six children. She loved spoiling her grandchildren and taking pictures of everyone and everything. She loved Colorado, taking many camping, hunting and hiking trips to the mountains. She loved birds and the wildlife of Colorado. Most of all she loved her family and family functions. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Raymond; daughter, Barbara; sons, Gregory (Joanne), David (Marilyn), Raymond Jr. (Pat), and Thomas, (Karen); grandchildren, Amber, Crystal, Emmy, Ashley, Tyler, Kelly, April and Scott; great-grandchildren, Amanda, Brittany, Mathew and Riley; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Bettinger was preceded in death by her son, Timothy. A viewing will be 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 20 followed by a Rosary at 7 p.m. at Olinger Woods, 1100 Washington Ave., Golden. Funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Friday, May 21 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 969 Ulysses St., Golden. Interment at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Betts, Doris Hope
Doris Hope Betts - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2011 - Doris Hope Betts, 85, passed away Feb. 12, 2011, in Canon City. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Canon City. Interment following at Lakeside Cemetery.

Betts, Ernest Lynn
Ernest Lynn Betts - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 2011 - Ernest Lynn Betts, 65, of Lake Arrowhead, Texas, died Friday, July 22, 2011. The son of the late Sara Venita (Brannon) and Herbert Lee Betts, Ernest was born April 18, 1946, in Denver, Colo. He was a retired machinist. Survivors include his wife, Linda Betts of Lake Arrowhead; daughter, Venita Platt and husband, Tony, of Paris, Texas; son, Allen Betts of Henrietta, Texas; brother, Jeffrey Lee Betts of Denton, Texas; niece, Samantha Betts of Denton, Texas; grandchildren, Kyrsten Nikol Hoffman and husband, Josh, and Derick Lee Justice Platt and wife, Denise. Service was held July 27, 2011, in the chapel of Owens and Brumley Funeral Home. Arrangements, Owens and Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.

Betts, Grover Lee Jr.
Grover Lee Betts Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2009 - Grover Lee Betts Jr., 59, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 13, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover Betts Sr. and Dorothy Edwards; and brother, Johnny Betts. Grover is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Henrietta Betts; children, Tawona (Sal) Katz, Kevin (Brook) Betts, Steven (Layla) Betts and Tamishia Betts; grandchildren, Zachary, Kobi, Josiah, Kadyn, Keshawn and Isaiah; siblings, Cynthia, Helen, Tina, Mary, Evelyn, Patricia, Frank and Kenneth; and numerous nephews, nieces, family and friends. Grover served his country in the U.S. Army. Grover loved his wife, children and adored his grandchildren. Military honors by the Fort Carson Honor Guard. Memorial service, 4 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Betts, Henrietta
Henrietta ' Retta'  Betts - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2013 - Henrietta ' Retta'  Betts went to be with the Lord on March 11, 2013, after a valiant struggle with cancer. Retta was born in Pueblo on April 17, 1946, and was a graduate of South High School. She was employed for many years as a secretary for several government agencies in this area. She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde Wilson; and husband, Grover Betts. Retta is survived by her children, Tawona (Sal) Katz, Kevin (Brook) Betts, Steven (Laya) Betts, Tamishia Betts; her mother, Clara Mae Wilson; siblings, Clyde Wilson Jr., George (JoAnn) Wilson, Charles Wilson, Sidney (Nancy) Wilson, Donald Wilson, Clarice Anderson, Sandra Wilson; grandchildren, Zachary, Kobi, Josiah, Kadyn, Keshawn, Isaiah, Claire, Xavier and one due in June; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. On Monday, March 18, 2013, the family will greet friends beginning at 10 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. in the First AME Church, 613 W. Mesa in Pueblo. There will be a repast immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.

Betts, Louis J.
Louis J. Betts - Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald - March 30, 2007 - Louis J. Betts, 85, of Canon City died March 28, 2007, in Canon City. He was born March 13, 1922, in Canon City to Louis L. and Bessie (McCurry) Betts. He married Doris H. White Dec. 31, 1943, in Canon City He was born, raised and educated in Canon City. He graduated from Canon City High School in 1939. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at the outbreak of World War II and served in the South Pacific. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to Canon City and became a certified auto body technician. He was the auto body shop manager at Luke' s Motor Company in Florence for more than 30 years, retiring in 1992. He played and coached many recreation league softball teams. He was a deacon for many years, belonged to the VFW and BPOE Lodge No. 610. He is survived by his wife; sons, Jim (Julie) Betts of Johnstown, Bill (Mary) Betts of Canon City and Dee (Alexis) Betts of Colorado City; grandchildren; Tambra Sands, Debbie Smid, Bill (Melanie) Betts Jr., Brooks (Stephanie) Betts, Jennifer Reed, and Kim Kita; and great-grandchildren Jake Sands, Alex Sands, Cole Betts and Luke Betts. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Harold Betts and sister, Peggy Talley. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, March 30, 2007, at Wilson Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Bill Carson officiating. Burial in Lakeside Cemetery with military honors.

Betts, Michael R.
Michael R. Betts - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 2009 - Michael R. Betts, 37, Pueblo, Dec. 26. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Betts, Minnie
Minnie Betts - Sierra Journal - August 6, 1885 - Minnie Betts, a ten year old child of Canon City, attempted to light a fire with kerosene oil the other day. The can exploded and the child received injuries from which she soon died.

Beurman, Leaona
Leaona Beurman - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 2009 - Leaona Beurman, 48, passed away Dec. 27, 2009. She is survived by her husband, Jeff Kirfman; seven children, Heather, Christopher, Alisha, Justin, Crystal, Amber, Brandon; and four grandchildren. Leaona was a caring volunteer for several years, most recently at the Falcon Food Pantry for the last three years. She was one helluva woman and will be sadly missed. At her request, there will be no viewing. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Monday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Beurman, Rose S.
Rose S. Beurman - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2008 - Rose S. Beurman, September 7, 1934 - December 19, 2008 - Rose "Rosy" Beurman, 74, passed away on December 19, 2008 after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. Rosy graduated from Central High School in 1952. She loved her family, her pets, her friends and her home and garden. She was a member and twice President of the Pueblo Newcomers Club, the Art Associates, and the Historical Society where she made many wonderful friends. Rosy was a great story teller with a wonderful sense of humor. She loved to laugh. Rosy is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, William F. Beurman, Jr., her children, Bill (Suzi) Beurman, Steven (Jerri) Beurman, and Bonnie (Stephen Lake) Beurman, six grandchildren, B.J., Andy, Michael, Matt, Danny, and Sarah Beurman, one great-granddaughter; Winter Raven Beurman, her half-sister Mary Ann Montgomery and step-brother, David Lollar as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Rosy will be greatly missed. At her request, cremation has taken place. Please join us at a celebration of her life at 1:00 p.m. on Monday December 29, 2008 at Ascension Episcopal Church, 18th and Grand Ave. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.

Beurman, William Franklin Jr.
William Franklin Beurman, Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 3, 2009 - William F. Beurman, Jr., passed away May 31, 2009 in Pueblo. Bill was born April 7, 1932 to William and Mildred Beurman. He graduated from Central High in 1950 and was a veteran of the US Army. Bill was employed at the CF&I Steel Mill for 43 years before his retirement. He was an outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing and feeding the wild birds and squirrels in the neighborhood. Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years Rosy in 2008 and his sister Mildred. His survivors include his children Bill (Suzi) Beurman, Steven (Jerri) Beurman and Bonnie (Stephen Lake), six grandchildren B.J., Andy, Michael, Matt, Danny, and Sarah Beurman, one great-grandchild Winter Raven Beurman and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday June 6, 2009 in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating and Masonic Memorial Rites by Silver State Lodge #95 AF&AM. A reception will follow Masonic Temple.

Bevans, Vida
Vida Bevans - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 2010 - Vida Bevans was born March 30, 1935, and passed away May 18, 2010. Predeceased by husband, Lysle E. Bevans; daughter, Barbara Ann Meyette; two brothers and one sister. Survived by son, William Rushing; daughter, Deborah; son-in-law, Michael Hildeman; sister, Claudia Simons; grandchildren, Jeremy Rushing, Christopher Rushing, Amanda Rushing, Scott (Nichol) Gorman, Samantha (Jason) Bryant and Allen Gorman; and nine great-grandchildren. Vida was a retired Walmart service desk employee. At her request, a private family service will be held. Family will receive friends and family, 3 p.m. Monday, May 24, 2010, 2508 Eighth Ave. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Bewley, Clarence Loyd
Clarence Loyd Bewley - Pueblo Chieftain - February 7, 2013 - Clarence Loyd Bewley, 96, departed this life for his heavenly home in the presence of his family on Feb. 4, 2013. Loyd retired after 43 years at the CF&I Steel Mill and enjoyed traveling, fishing and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Zeddie Bewley; first wife, Myrtle Bewley; second wife, June Bewley; and third wife, Pat Shumaker Bewley; brothers, Ervin and Archie Bewley; nephews, Gary Bewley and Robert Myers; great- grandson, Evan Colin Cochran; and stepdaughter, Betty (Sam) Pannunzio. He leaves to cherish his memory, his sister, Wilma Heuett; three daughters, Linda (Charles) Cochran, Zetta (Roy) Denno and Sue (Doug) Barton; nine grandchildren, Chuck (Susanbeth) Cochran, Tod (Tammy) Foster, Roy (Michelle) Denno, Shelly (Bob) Marketell, Randy (Kim) Denno, Karen (Mike) Shoaf, Lori (John) Denney, Trish (Ely) Tomines and Pamela Barton. He also leaves 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to express special gratitude to: Dr. Indira Kedlaya and Shannon, the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Independent Hearts, Aerocare and the members of the Pueblo West Fire Department. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at the Southwest Church of Christ, 1635 S. Pueblo Blvd. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Manuelito Children' s Home, Casa de la Esperanza or the World Bible Study through Southwest Church of Christ or through the mortuary.

Bezona, Mary Ilene
Mary Ilene Bezona - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2011 - Mary Ilene Bezona, died Oct. 23, 2011, from complications suffered from pneumonia. She was 79. Bezona was born in Skarda, N.M., on Jan. 8, 1932, the fourth child of five born to Pinkney W. and Hattie V. ' Dot'  Pearson. She had grown up in several different locales as a child when her family eventually settled in Holly, Colo., where she graduated the eighth grade and met her future husband. On Dec. 17, 1948, she married Paul Gerald Bezona in Raton, N.M. The couple resided in Granada, Colo., where two daughters, Tecla and Teala, were born. They then moved to Pinon, Colo., where she began her prowess at homemaking and child rearing. She cooked and sewed and helped with farm animals. It was at this time she became a rodeo fan after having to help haul calf roping horses to local competitions. The couple then laid roots in Pueblo on Highway 78 where two more daughters, Talca and Tonya, were born and where they lived for 22 years. During this time, the family formed a band, Paul and the Three T' s. The band played area dances and occasions in the 1960' s and 70' s and she was the costume designer, seamstress and was the band' s biggest fan and critic. Mary was eventually employed by Lil' s Cake Cottage where she perfected the art of baking and decorating cakes. She also worked for several local families cleaning houses. She never retired from her homemaking responsibilities and was an active member of the family helping to raise grandchildren and great- grandchildren, all the while teaching others to entertain, bake, sew, crochet and craft. She was an avid Denver Broncos fan and loved fishing. At the time of her death, she attended the women' s bible study and services at Fellowship of the Rockies and was a previous member of the Minnequa University Club. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Paul G. Bezona; parents, Pinkney W. and Hattie V. Pearson; step-mother, Edith; brother, Pinkney; sisters, Mona Schwabe, Orpha Tweedy. She is survived by daughters, Tecla D. (Ernie) Chamblin; Teala D. Bezona (Tony); Talca D. (George) Woods; Tonya D. (Tony) Pinelle; grandchildren, Paulette (Shayne) O' Hotto; Clint (Kris) Chamblin; Georgette (David) Book; Brandie (Mark) Jackson; Shanalee McGhee; Tarah (Jim) Damgaard; Nicki (Mike) Banuelos; Chris (Robbin) Pinelle; 19 great-grandchildren; brother, Delbert (Dee) Pearson and his family. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Danny Bryant officiating. In lieu of flowers and food, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Pueblo City Park Carousel through the funeral home.

Bianchi, Louis
Louis Bianchi - Colorado Republican - January 31, 1907 - In the District court at Trinidad, J.D. Romero, who, while deputy sheriff at Starkville, shot and killed Louis Bianchi, was convicted on the 19th inst. of murder in the second degree. His defense was that he was forced to shoot to quell a disturbance.

Bianco, John
John Bianco - Trinidad Times Independent - June 1, 2007 - John Bianco, 90, died May 28, 2007, in Trinidad, and his wife Virginia, 85, died the following day, May 29, also in Trinidad. He was born March 15, 1917 in El Moro, to James and Charlotte (Chentenino) Bianco. She was born October 13, 1921, in Berwind, to Dan and Rose (Kanocz) Pohovich. John was a lifelong resident of the Trinidad area. He graduated from Hoehne High School. He served in the Army during World War II. He married Virginia Pohovich on September 23, 1951, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Rectory. He was a highway engineer for Local #9. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and a member of the Disabled American Veterans Silver State #13. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jim, and sisters Josephine Ozzello, Rose Petro, and Theresa Villa. He is survived by his daughter Johnna R. Bianco and sister Mary Wilson. Virginia was also a lifelong resident of the area. She graduated from Trinidad High School and Trinidad State Junior College. She worked as a telephone operator and as a nurse at Mt. San Rafael Hospital and the Trinidad State Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Sam Chifalo and son David Chifalo, brothers, John Polefko, James Polefko, sisters Ann Skraznos, Carolyn Lund, Alice Workmaster, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is survived by her daughter Johnna R. Bianco and sister Olga Dickie. Pallbearers will be Hugh Wilson, William Wilson, Jim Villa, Mark Fraser, Jim Moore, and Jim Skraznos. Visitation will be Sunday, June 3, from 2 - 7 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A Rosary will follow the visitation at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Funeral mass will be Monday June 4, 2007, at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Matt Wertin officiating. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Bianco, Virginia
Virginia Bianco - Trinidad Times Independent - June 1, 2007 - John Bianco, 90, died May 28, 2007, in Trinidad, and his wife Virginia, 85, died the following day, May 29, also in Trinidad. He was born March 15, 1917 in El Moro, to James and Charlotte (Chentenino) Bianco. She was born October 13, 1921, in Berwind, to Dan and Rose (Kanocz) Pohovich. John was a lifelong resident of the Trinidad area. He graduated from Hoehne High School. He served in the Army during World War II. He married Virginia Pohovich on September 23, 1951, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Rectory. He was a highway engineer for Local #9. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and a member of the Disabled American Veterans Silver State #13. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jim, and sisters Josephine Ozzello, Rose Petro, and Theresa Villa. He is survived by his daughter Johnna R. Bianco and sister Mary Wilson. Virginia was also a lifelong resident of the area. She graduated from Trinidad High School and Trinidad State Junior College. She worked as a telephone operator and as a nurse at Mt. San Rafael Hospital and the Trinidad State Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Sam Chifalo and son David Chifalo, brothers, John Polefko, James Polefko, sisters Ann Skraznos, Carolyn Lund, Alice Workmaster, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is survived by her daughter Johnna R. Bianco and sister Olga Dickie. Pallbearers will be Hugh Wilson, William Wilson, Jim Villa, Mark Fraser, Jim Moore, and Jim Skraznos. Visitation will be Sunday, June 3, from 2 - 7 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A Rosary will follow the visitation at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Funeral mass will be Monday June 4, 2007, at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Matt Wertin officiating. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Bibby, Charles W. Sr.
Charles W. Bibby Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 1, 2009 - Charles W. Bibby Sr., 74, departed this life on Jan. 29, 2009. He was born in Sion Hill, St. Vincent, British West Indies, to the union of Robert and Eugenia Bibby. He is survived by his children, Charles Bibby Jr. and Gina Bibby; grandchildren, Kyle Martin, Rhyia Bibby and Isaiah Bibby; brothers, Winston Bibby, Eustace Bibby, Phillip Bibby and Desmond Bibby; sisters, Ena McClod, Joan Henry and Shirley Chin; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah Bibby; parents, Robert and Eugenia Bibby; a brother, Fredrick "Sonny" Bibby; and a sister, Margaret Hammel. Charles will be missed dearly by his family, friends and neighbors. Charles served in the U.S. Army; he retired from the CF&I, Rail Mill, Pueblo plant. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, with Pastor Orval Miles, officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the National Jewish Lung Center, 1400 Jackson St., Denver, CO 80206.

Biber, Stanley H.
Stanley H. Biber - Contra Costa Times - January 23, 2006 - Stanley H. Biber, Sex-change surgeon, Colorado - Stanley H. Biber, a small-town Colorado doctor who for decades was internationally renowned as the dean of sex-change surgery, died Jan. 16 at a hospital in Pueblo. He was 82 and lived in Hoehne, Colo. The cause of death was complications of pneumonia, said his secretary, Marie Pacino. A former Army surgeon, Biber was among the first doctors in the United States to perform sex changes and for years was one of only a handful of physicians to offer them. He became one of the country's most prolific providers of the operation, which, it was estimated, he performed more than 4,000 times beginning in 1969. By now, about 30,000 Americans have undergone sex-change surgery, according to the International Foundation for Gender Education, an advocacy group in Waltham, Mass. During the 1970s, '80s and early '90s, Trinidad, Colo., where Biber practiced, was an unlikely mecca for men and women who sought to change their sex. Featured frequently on television and in newspapers, the doctor's work earned the town a reputation as "the sex-change capital of the world." If some local residents bristled at the title, many others embraced Biber and his work. Few disputed its quality. Some expressed pride in the service he performed. And no one doubted the economic benefit to Trinidad, which was a down-at-the-heels former coal-mining town when the doctor moved there in the mid-1950s. Once a rabbinical student, Biber took to the Old West ethic of Trinidad, a town near the New Mexico border in southern Colorado. He favored blue jeans, silver belt buckles and pickup trucks. He owned a ranch, was once a county commissioner and to the end of his life rode in cattle drives. Throughout his career, he continued his work as a general practitioner, performing tonsillectomies, delivering babies and setting bones -- sometimes reading X-rays at his kitchen table when patients called on him at night. Stanley Harold Biber was born on May 4, 1923, in Des Moines, Iowa. After graduating from high school at 16, he enrolled in a yeshiva in Chicago, intending to become a rabbi. He interrupted his studies to work for the Office of Strategic Services, forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency, during World War II. After the war, he enrolled at the University of Iowa, where he earned a medical degree in 1948. After a residency in the Panama Canal Zone, Biber joined the Army, where he was the chief surgeon of a MASH unit in the Korean War. He finished his service at what is now Fort Carson, in Colorado, and in 1954 took a job at a United Mine Workers clinic in Trinidad. He planned to stay a year or two. For the next 15 years, Biber had a typical small-town practice, working at Trinidad's only hospital, Mount San Rafael. Few surgeons in the United States had ever seen a sex-change operation, much less performed one. But Biber was young and sure of his surgical skill. In Korea, he had once performed 37 operations in a row before passing out from exhaustion. Working from a set of hand-drawn diagrams he obtained from the Johns Hopkins University hospital, he performed a sex-change operation on a GI from the Bronx named George Jorgensen, who became Christine Jorgensen in Denmark in 1952. Word got around, and soon other transsexuals went to Trinidad. Biber obliged, but quietly at first, unsure of the reaction by Mount San Rafael. He stored the charts of his sex-change patients in the hospital safe. Most of Biber's patients were men seeking to become women, though he also performed female-to-male sex changes. His patients came from all over the world and from all walks of life. There were three brothers who became three sisters. There were an 84-year-old train engineer, a 250-pound linebacker and an American Indian medicine man, all of whom emerged as women. By the mid-1990s, an increasing number of surgeons in the United States and abroad were providing sex-change operations. In 2003, after his age made malpractice insurance prohibitive, Biber stopped performing surgery. He maintained a small general practice until his death, taking care, as he told an interviewer, of "friends who won't sue me."

Bible, Edgar R.
Edgar R. Bible - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 2009 - Edgar R. Bible, born July 4, 1910, passed away Sept. 21, 2009. Preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Marjorie Bible; brother, Charles J. Bible; and sisters, Edith Papon and Ida Deeds. Edgar is survived by his wife, Emma Jean Bible; son, Edgar R. (Connie) Bible Jr.; two granddaughters, Heather (Matt) Kouba and Jennifer (Lance) Allen; two great-granddaughters, Alora Allen and Dawsen Kouba; and great-grandson, Austin Allen. Edgar served in the U.S. Army and was a WWII veteran. He retired from District No. 60 and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Viewing, from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, at the funeral home. Service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Biby, Juanita
Juanita Biby - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2009 - Juanita Biby was born Jan. 27, 1922, and passed away May 22, 2009, in Pueblo West. Juanita was preceded in death by her husband, Glee Biby; children, Robert Biby, Connie Gamber and Nancy Owen; and grandson, Mike Johnson. Cremation, with no viewing or service. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Biby, Laurie Lynn
Laurie Lynn Biby - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 2009 - Laurie Lynn Biby passed away January 8, 2009 at her home in Pueblo. Laurie was born October 16, 1962 in Moline, Illinois, the youngest of 5 children to Samuel and Nancy Krack. Laurie was employed as a Human Resources Manager at Black Hills Energy, was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, and enjoyed Creative Memories, traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her father Sam. Her survivors include her husband David, daughters; Sarah and Amie, her mother; Nancy Krack, siblings; Pam (Larry) Sims, Don (Kathy) Krack, Fred ' Buzz'  (Patty) Krack, and Karen (Bryan) Hendricks, sisters-in-law; Kathy Chain and Sharon (Bill) Santilli as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Davis Mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 12, 2009 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 701 W. Evans, with Rev Randy Bolt officiating. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in memory of Laurie be made to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in care of the Davis Mortuary.

Biby, Patricia Jean
Patricia Jean Biby - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 2008 - Patricia J. Biby passed away May 29, 2008 in Pueblo. Patricia was born October 24, 1927 in Pueblo to Anton and Mary Mehle. She enjoyed cooking for and visiting with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years Clarence E. Biby in 2006 and her grandson Kenneth Chain in 2007. Her survivors include her son David (Laurie) Biby, daughters Sharon (Bill) Santilli, Cathy Chain, 6 grandchildren, Mike (Kim), John (Patty), Donna, Lorrie, Sarah and Amie, 9 great-grandchildren, her brother Ernie (Stella) Mehle as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. She will be fondly remembered and forever in our hearts. Visitation for Mrs. Biby will be from Noon p.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 2, 2008 in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery.

Biby, Robert G.
Robert G. Biby - Pueblo Chieftain - September 12, 2012 - Robert G. Biby, 41, born on March 27, 1971, passed from this life into heaven' s gates on Sept. 8, 2012. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Stephanie; sons, Michael, Bryan and Chad; mother, Ann Ranson; sister, Diane (Richard) Cusworth; nephews, Richie and Josh Cusworth and Lane Schaeffer. He also is survived by many loving family members and friends. Rob graduated from Pueblo County High and was in the marching band. He was a security guard at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. He loved fishing, music, the Buffalo Bills, barbecues and coaching little league sports. Rob was a giving person who will continue to live on in his gifts through organ donation. Viewing, 4 to 8 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at Imperial Funeral Home. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Biddle, J. D.
J. D. Biddle - Rocky Mountain News - March 29, 1891 - Dropped Dead - Trinidad, Colo., March 28 - J. D. Biddle of Pittsburg, Pa., while on his way to California for his health, dropped dead on a Santa Fe train about three miles west of this city today. His body was taken off at Starkville, and his relatives were telegraphed. They were heard from this evening, requesting that his body be shipped East at once, and would be met en route by the dead man' s brother.

Bieker, Dorothy F.
Dorothy F. Bieker - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2012 - Dorothy F. Bieker, 101, passed away April 8, 2012. She was predeceased by her husband, Ben Henry Bieker; two sons, Carl Joseph and Bernard Henry Bieker; two granddaughters, Dorothy Self and Rachelle Grey; and four sisters, Regina Linder, Ann Gean, Ceil Rinkie and Aline Bieker. Survived by children, Jerry B. (Esther) Bieker, Betty D. (Joe) Buck, Helen Bieker, John (Peggy) Bieker, Floyd (Brenda) Bieker and Hermena (Whitney) Grey; grandchildren, Joseph Allen Bieker, Kelly J. Ward, Michael L. Buck, Jerry B. Bieker Jr., Diane Laughlin, Donald Bieker, Todd M. Bieker, Leslie C. Holcomb, Shelley Bieker, David A. Bieker, Carl Buck, Shawn Bieker, Kirk Waldero, Raphael Bieker, Vanessa Bieker, Joshua Bieker, Che Grey and Joseph Bieker. She also is survived by 36 great-grandchildren and 31 great-great- grandchildren. Dorothy was a member of St. Mary Parish, the Altar Society and Mother Cabrini Lodge. She loved flowers and was an avid gardener. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Services, St. Mary Church: Rosary Recitation, 7 p.m. Thursday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, with interment to follow at Roselawn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary Church Building Fund, the MS Society, or the American Cancer Society. George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Bieker, John
John Bieker - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 2012 - John Bieker, 66, ended his time on earth on May 10, 2012. He was a Navy veteran, a member of Knights of Columbus, and retired from CF&I after 25 years. John was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Dorothy Bieker; brothers, Carl and Bernard Bieker; in-laws, Kenneth and Betty Burk; nieces, Rachelle Grey and Dorothy Self. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Peggy; children, Shelley Bieker and Shawn Bieker; siblings, Jerry (Esther) Bieker, Betty (Joe) Buck, Helen Bieker, Floyd (Brenda) Bieker, Hermena (Whitney) Grey; in-laws, Mona Bieker, Linda (Dave) Watson, Kenny Burk, Mike Burk, Jackie (Darrell) Olson; and numerous family and friends. John loved the mountains and being outdoors. The family would like to thank Dr. Bagale for all his years of wonderful care. Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the American Diabetes Association, Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, or the American Cancer Society, through the funeral home office. Visitation, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, George Mc Carthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, May 17, St. Mary Church, 307 E. Mesa, Pueblo. Arrangements, George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Bieker, Josephine M.
Josephine M. Bieker - Pueblo Chieftain - November 4, 2010 - Josephine M. Bieker, born Aug. 19, 1936, passed away on Oct. 31, 2010. She was born to Sarah and Charles DeMarco and spent her entire life in Pueblo. Josephine leaves behind to cherish her memory three beloved children, Philip Bieker, Joni K. Wilton and Susan Bieker. Josephine loved having family gatherings and was a wonderful mother and grandmother. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m., today. Funeral service, 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, Imperial Funeral Home.

Bielby, James L.
James L. "Jim" Bielby - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 2009 - James L. "Jim" Bielby, born Sept. 12, 1934, passed away on Aug. 11, 2009. Jim and Mary, his loving wife of 47 years, moved to Colorado City in 1999 upon his retirement from AT&T. Jim is survived by his wife; and one daughter, Robin Campos; and four grandsons, Chad, Dylan, Tyler and Bryce. Jim also is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Bielby; a brother, David Bielby; and a sister, Barbara James; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Sondi; and his father, George Bielby. Jim graduated from Englewood High School in 1952, and served four years in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Jim loved to fish, golf, camp, hike, canoe, and to record his adventures by photo. He was a master craftsman, whether he was working in wood or brass. He was a champion archer and enjoyed sharing his knowledge with the younger generation. A celebration of his life will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, in the St. Aloysius Catholic Church (upstairs) in Rye. Friends are invited to join with Jim's family in celebrating his life.

Biele, Louis W.
Louis W. Biele - Pueblo Indicator - July 24, 1933 - L. W. Biele Passed On - Louis W. Biele, president of the Newton Lumber Co., died suddenly at his home, 1209 Lake avenue, at an early hour, Monday, June 19. He came to Pueblo in 1890 and was one of the best known men in the city. He was a man of the highest principle and respected and honored by all. In his death Pueblo suffers a great loss. He was the father of Mrs. Walter Weinrich, and Leo Biele of Pueblo; Miss Catherine Biele and Bernard Biele of Albuquerque, N. M., and Raymond Biele of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Bierley, Eugenia
Eugenia Amador Bierley - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 15, 2012 - Eugenia Bierley passed away on March 8, 2012. She was born September 6, 1937 in Trinidad Colorado. She is survived by her sons, Bob, Paul (Kim), and Charles (Melinda), her grandchildren, Bobby, Kendall, Evan, Megan, Tagen, and Victor, and great-grandchildren Brooke, Eva, and Kaydence. Jeannie was a longtime resident of Fountain. She worked at AMPEX for many years. She was later employed at Fountain-Ft. Carson School District 8 where she retired. Memorial services will be held at her residence, 12785 Old Pueblo Road, Fountain, CO. Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 3:00 pm.

Bigelow, Richard Wesley
Richard Wesley Bigelow - T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home - March 20, 2013 - Richard Wesley Bigelow, August 2, 1919 - March 18, 2013 - Richard Wesley Bigelow, 93, of Rye, CO, passed away March 18, 2013. He was born on August 2, 1919, in Vineland, CO. The family moved to Rye, CO, in 1929, and joined the Rye Home United Methodist Church. Richard attended school in Rye from 1929 until 1936. He began working at the Colorado State Hospital as a cook's assistant from 1937-1939. Richard married Mary Elizabeth Wilcox on October 16, 1939. He worked as a milkman for Rye Creamery Coop from 1939-1942. Then, he worked as an airplane mechanic at Hill Field in Ogden, Utah, from 1942-1944. He served in the Army Air Force in Guam from 1944-1946. Richard and Mary had a daughter, Sandra, who was born on August 30, 1945. Richard began working for the Rye Fish Hatchery in 1946, and purchased his home at 6009 Boulder Avenue in Rye the same year. He also worked as a carpenter with the Medill Brothers from 1946-1950. Richard and Mary's son, Dick, was born on December 4, 1949. Finally, Richard worked at the Pueblo Army Depot from 1950 ' “ 1974, as a carpenter, automotive mechanic, Chief of Special Weapons and as Chief of Depot Operations. He was always a connoisseur and collector of "Junque." Richard was preceded in death by his spouse, Mary Wilcox-Bigelow; parents, Herbert H. Bigelow and Julia Jones-Bigelow; brothers, Herbert Bigelow and Alvin Bigelow; and son-in-law, Ron Steele. He is survived by children, Sandra Bigelow-Steele and Dick Bigelow; daughter-in-law, Elva Davila-Bigelow; grandchildren, Renee Steele, Michael Bigelow and Gregory Bigelow; 6 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Julie Bigelow-Seveland and Virginia Bigelow-Beach; numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins; and many dear friends, including Pearl Walker and Gene Bates. His final resting place will be at Brookside Cemetery in Rye, Colorado, in the shadows of his beloved Wet Mountains. He is at peace with the Lord. Memorial Service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 30, 2013, at the Rye Home United Methodist Church 2063 Main Street in Rye, Colorado. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Rye Home United Methodist Church P.O. Box 70 Rye, Colorado 81069.

Bigger, Duane Dewey
Duane Dewey Bigger - Detroit Lakes Tribune - July 7, 2004 - Duane Dewey Bigger, 37, of Fargo, died Monday, June 21, 2004 in West Fargo. Duane Bryan Bigger was born Dec. 29, 1966 in Detroit Lakes, where he was raised and attended school. He attended Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Detroit Lakes, where he was enrolled in the auto body technician program. He married Michele Newbrey on Dec. 29, 2000 in Las Vegas, Nev. They made their home in Fargo. Dewey owned and operated M & D Auto in West Fargo. He will be dearly missed. He is survived by his wife, Michele; a daughter, Tressa; his mother, Donna Bigger of Detroit Lakes; four brothers, Richard Schmoll of New York, N.Y., Daniel (Nancy) Schmoll of Lake Park, Wesley (Tammy) Schmoll of Trinidad, Colo., and Jason (Tara) Bigger of Barnesville, Minn.; two sisters, Shirley (George) Read of Ogema and Kristi (Danny Hanebuth) Bigger of Detroit Lakes. He was preceded in death by his father, Delwone Bigger. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 24, at the West Funeral Home Chapel in West Fargo, with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Fargo. Arrangements were entrusted to West Funeral Home, West Fargo.

Bigler, Charlotte Irene
Charlotte Irene Bigler - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 2012 - Charlotte Irene Bigler, 91, of Pueblo, Colo., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012. Charlotte was born in Castalia, Iowa, on Sept. 20, 1920, to Herman and Mabel (Harvey) Reckward. She married Louis Joseph Bigler on Aug. 21, 1941, in Claremont, Iowa. They moved from Iowa to Fowler in January 1959. Charlotte was preceded in death by her husband, Louis; son, Dennis; and grandson, Jeff. She is survived by her children, Gloria Bigler of Pueblo, Roger (Pat) Bigler of Hutchinson, Kan., Chuck (Jan) Bigler of Pueblo, Andy (Betty) Bigler of Fowler, and Cheri Bigler of Pueblo; 20 grandchildren, 26 great-children and one great- great-grandson. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, and Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, both at Mary Queen of Heaven Chapel in Fowler. Interment to follow at Fowler Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Pueblo.

Bigley, Barbara L.
Barbara L. Bigley - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 2012 - Barbara L. Bigley, 58, passed away May 15, 2012. Survived by her husband, Gary Bigley; daughters, Janet (Matt) Snyder of Pueblo, and Jamie (Chris) Nastav of San Diego, Calif.; siblings, Wayne (Cindy) Brown and Dora Ague, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Kayla, Tanner, Krystal and Tyler; numerous nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts; and special friend, Judy (Larry) Cummins of Pueblo. Preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Dorothy Brown. Barbara was born Aug. 10, 1953, in Pueblo. She and Gary were married Oct. 14, 1972, at First Church of the Nazarene, where she was a preschool teacher and recently named as an honorary board member. Barbara enjoyed working with people as a caregiver for Argus Home Health Care and also found great joy working with children through the church. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012, at First Church of the Nazarene, 84 Stanford Ave., with Pastor Jim Murray officiating. Memorials may be made to First Church of the Nazarene Children and Youth Fund.

Bigner, Frances Becky
Frances "Becky" Bigner - Pueblo Chieftain - November 1, 2009 - Frances "Becky" Bigner, 70, passed away Oct. 29, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Fanny Schaffer; brother, Robert Schaffer; and sister, Dorothy Jean Bowman. Becky is survived by her husband of 51 years, Bob Bigner; children, Steve Bigner, Linda (Craig) Shaddy, Lisa (Chuck) Sutcliffe and Lori (Darren) Masters; grandchildren, Justin, Nicole, Lynsi, Tawnya, Ryan, Nick, Aaron, Jaymie and Stephen; great-grandchildren, Kayla, Dominic and Brooklynn; nephew, Larry (Cheryl) Bowman; sister in-law, Phyllis (John) McDonald; special friends, Johnny and Janice Bustos and family; and other relatives. Becky loved to bake, make her holiday calendars and collect dolls. She was loved by many friends and neighbors. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009; both to be held at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Bila, Gerald Frank
Gerald Frank Bila - Trinidad Times Independent - September 23, 2010 - Gerald Frank Bila, 70, passed away Sept. 21, 2010. He was born Oct. 25, 1939, in Bee, Neb., to Joseph Bila and Emma Swoboda. He attended schools in Bee; he then joined the Air Force where he worked on B-52' s and F-4 Phantom Jets. After the Air Force, he worked for McDonald Douglas. After that, he worked in various mechanic and construction jobs during his career. He loved working with wood, stained glass, puzzles, and was an avid die cast car collector. He was preceded in death by his first wife MaryAnn in 2002 and then met his second wife Sherrill. They were married March 1, 2003. He was also preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, and three sisters. He was survived by his wife Sherrill Murnane-Bila, Trinidad, sons Wendell (Pam) Bila, Seattle, Aubrey Bila, Rochester, N.Y., Scott (Patty) Bila, San Antonio, Texas, Lionel (Veronica) Bila, Colorado Springs, Alex, (Tina) Bila, Texas, Justin (Kim), Florence; daughters Holly (Darrall) Parsons, Fountain, Toy (Andy) Morris, N.C.; stepsons John (Terri) Murnane, Trinidad, Rick (Techi) Murnane, California. He had 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Fisher' s Peak Community Church at 2 p.m. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Billings, James W. Sr.
James W. Billings Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2011 - Our dearly beloved James W. Billings Sr., 83, passed away on March 8, 2011, after a brief illness. He now dwells in heaven where he is reunited with his previously departed loved ones including his daughter, Lisa Myers; and brothers, Esco and Bill Billings. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Rose; and children, James Jr. (June) of Pueblo, Monty (Lu) of Luther, Okla., Jerry (Sheila) of St. Augustine, Fla., Brian (Shelley) of Pueblo; son-in-law, Steve Myers of Salida; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Jim was born to Lorea and Esco Billings Sr. on Feb. 4, 1928, in the same home where he and Rose resided at the time of his death. He graduated from Central High School in 1946, and retired as assistant fire chief in 1979 after 25 years with the Pueblo Fire Department. Jim was an active member of REAC at Eagles Lodge, Aerie No. 145. He enjoyed life to its fullest and loved his family so very much. Throughout the years, Jim and Rose made over 100 trips to Arkansas to spend cherished time with his brother, Bill, who was married to Rose's sister, Norma. We will all greatly miss this wonderful man with his warm smile, thoughtful words and gentle nature. Viewing from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Service, 2 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Elder Billy Billings officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Billings, Miriam G.
Miriam G. Billings - Pueblo Chieftain - December 3, 2010 - Miriam G. Billings, of Las Cruces, N.M., passed away on Nov. 28, 2010. She was born to John and Mary Longfield in Colorado Springs, Colo., on July 18, 1921. Miriam grew up in Pueblo, Colo., and completed her bachelor' s degree in 1943 at the present-day Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo. Following graduation, she moved to St. Louis, Mo., where she worked in a TNT factory in support of the war effort and, later, for Ralston Purina. Following her passion for nursing, she entered a three-year course of instruction as a ' graduate nurse'  at the Beth-el School of Nursing of Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colo. After becoming a registered nurse in 1947, she held several nursing and teaching positions in Colorado and New Mexico, including two years of service at the former Carrie Tingley Hospital for Crippled Children in Truth or Consequences, N.M., and one year as a pediatric supervisor at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M. She obtained her master' s degree in nursing at the University of Texas in 1957, starting studies with a single semester at the Austin campus. During her first week of classes, she met James Billings, whom she ultimately married after 7 years of long-distance correspondence. Miriam and her family lived in Quito, Ecuador, as part of the Alianza para el Progreso (Alliance for Progress). Following her return to the United States, Miriam held positions as a registered nurse and as a professor of nursing in Arizona and Arkansas. Miriam and her husband moved to Del Rio, Texas, in 1982, where she continued to teach nursing and was active in her local church and in the Cactus Twirlers square dance club. She enjoyed traveling and served on several Volunteers in Mission teams under the auspices of the United Methodist Church. One of her proudest accomplishments was her role in the construction and ongoing support of the Nueva Fuente de Vida (New Fountain of Life) children' s home in Ciudad Acuna, across the Mexican border from Del Rio. Miriam and Jim moved to Las Cruces, N.M., in 2001, where they became active members of St. Paul United Methodist Church and the Blue Belles square dance club. Miriam is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Dr. James J. Billings; and by her daughter, Karen Billings, both of Las Cruces. Family survivors include her brother and sister, Mark Longfield (Marie) of Pueblo, Colo., and Betty Brown (Maurice) of Sacramento, Calif.; as well as two nieces and three nephews, Katie Stevenson (John) of Santa Fe, N.M., Doug Longfield, of Albuquerque, N.M., Joanne MacFarland (Doug) of San Jose, Calif., and by Ken Brown (Linda) and David Brown (Mary Sue) of Sacramento, Calif. Miriam was preceded in death by her parents. A memorial service to celebrate Miriam' s life will be held at 2 p.m. today, Dec. 3, in the Health Care Center Chapel at the Good Samaritan Society ' “ Las Cruces Village with the Rev. Joan Swanson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Billings Nursing Scholarship Endowment at the Good Samaritan Society ' “ Las Cruces Village, 3025 Terrace Drive, Las Cruces, NM 88011, would be appreciated. Arrangements by Getz Funeral Home and Getz Family Crematory, corner of Solano and Bowman Ave., Las Cruces, N.M., 575-526-2419.

Billings, Shelley Ann
Shelley Ann Billings - Pueblo Chieftain - October 9, 2012 - Shelley Ann Billings, 58, passed away Oct. 7, 2012. Survived by her husband, Brian K. Billings; children, Harold D. Coon, Jason R. (fiancΓ©e, Dena Nicks) Coon, Emily C. (Mark) Sutton and Nathan A. (fiancΓ©e, Tessa Mahaffey) Coon, all of Pueblo; mother, Bernice Miceli, Pueblo; stepchildren, Jessica Sloan-Gallegos and Jennifer Sloan, both of Pueblo; siblings, Gary (Jenny) Miceli, Tina Carrillo, Kris (Brenda) Miceli, Alan Miceli and Eric (Jessica) Miceli; mother-in-law, Rose Mary Billings; as well as numerous grandchildren, other loving family members and friends. Preceded in death by her father, Earl Elzerman; stepfather, Paul Miceli; and father-in-law, James W. Billings Sr. Shelley was born May 6, 1954, in Mount Clemens, Mich., and was a longtime Pueblo resident. She served as a corrections officer for the Colorado Department of Corrections. Viewing, with the family present, from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Service, 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Jim Billings officiating. Those who desire, may make memorials to the Frontier Hospice through the funeral home. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

Billington, Norman James
Norman James Billington - Cortez Journal - December 5, 2003 - Graveside services for Norman James Billington, a longtime resident of Lewis, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31, at the Cortez Cemetery. Officiating will be the Rev. Bud Rousset. Norman was born in Gulnare, Colo., on Dec. 8, 1918, the son of Norman I. And Violet M. (McKiddie) Billington. He passed away at his home in Lewis on Thursday, July 25. He was 83 years old. Norman never married but his extended family was very dear to him. He was a very caring and thoughtful man. In his spare time he loved to fly-fish and play card games. Surviving Norman are two nieces, Joy Ross of Tacoma, Wash., and Betty Bartcliff of Portland, Ore.; two great-nieces, CiCi Ross of Vancouver, Wash., and Shawna Hill of Eugene, Ore.; and three great-great nephews, Evan Hill of Eugene, Wash., and Scott and Jason Davis. Preceding Norman in death were his parents and his sister, Maude Novack, in 1998. Services will be conducted by Ertel Funeral Home.

Bills, Robert Lee
Robert Lee Bills - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 2012 - Robert Lee Bills, born Oct. 3, 1942, in Manhattan, Kan., to Albert Mark and Elizabeth Jane Bills, went to the Lord on April 19, 2012, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Robert "Bob" leaves behind his beloved wife of 37 years, Barbara. He also is survived by his brother, Jerry; his nephews, David (Rose) Bills, Michael (Kathie) Bills, and Edward "Ted" (Paula) Bills; and his niece, Ashley (Tom) Simmons. His extended family includes four brothers-in-law and their wives, two sisters-in-law and their husbands, numerous nieces and nephews, and many, many friends all over the world. He also leaves his "woodworking buddy" Lincoln Bills. Robert was first of all a Marine and served his country for four years, including Vietnam. He was most proud of this. While in the Marine Corps, he went through the U.S. Naval School of Photography becoming an aerial reconnaissance combat photographer. His lifelong career was that of a professional residential real estate appraiser for the Veterans Administration. Bob always called himself an almost native of Colorado, having lived in and around Colorado Springs for over 60 years. He always had a big smile for everyone he greeted and truly loved the people he met and knew. Bob loved a good time, had a great sense of humor, enjoyed a practical joke, and overall was always ready for a new adventure. Bob' s many talents included water skiing, sailing, scuba diving, master wood turner and photography. His love of photography led him to touch the lives of family, numerous friends, Al Kaly Shrine, and the AMR Porsche Club. Bob was an active Mason, in Lodge 13, and a lead photographer for Al Kaly Shrine. He was also a member of "The Elite" and "Mule Train" for Al Kaly Shrine. The world will surely miss the beauty of his smile. Donations may be made in his name to the Al Kaly Shrine Transportation Fund, P.O. Box 193, Pueblo, CO 81002, or to the Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation, 825 East Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

Billups, Loretta
Loretta Billups - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 2007 - Loretta Billups passed away March 24, 2007, in Pueblo. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2007, Davis Memorial Chapel.

Bilotti, Joseph
Joseph Bilotti - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2009 - Joseph Bilotti, age 81, of Trinidad, passed away on Feb. 13, 2009. He was born July 2, 1927, in Trinidad, Colo., to Louis and Josephine Martinet Bilotti. He was united in marriage to Grace Barbero on Aug. 18, 1951, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Joe graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1946, received his bachelor's degree from Adams State College, Alamosa, Colo., and his master's in education from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colo. He taught elementary school, later teaching at Trinidad Junior High School, and served as principal at Trinidad Junior High School. He then worked for several years as Trinidad School District No. 1 Chapter One Director, retiring in 1993. He was a former member of the Trinidad Kiwanis Club, he served as president of the Kiwanis and lieutenant governor of Division 12. He was a member of the Holy Name Society, the Nocturnal Adoration Society and Colorado Association of School Executives. He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace, 1999; his parents; sisters, Mary Bonato and Rose Simpleman; brother, Tony Bilotti; brothers-in-law, George Bonacquista, Albert Bonato, Leroy Simpleman; and sister-in-law, Elaine Barbaro. Joe is survived by his nieces and nephews, Sister Rosaleen Simpleman, S.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, Barbara Joe Dwyer, Northglenn, Colo., Robert Joyce Simpleman, Loma, Colo., Rosalie C J Amato, Pueblo, Colo., Ret. Col. Louis Jo Ann Simpleman, Charles Jackie Simpleman, Joe Jennette Bonato, all of Trinidad; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ralph Barbaro and family, Cerritos, Calif., Angie Bonacquista and family, Downey, Calif., Phyllis Joe Basetti and family, Pueblo, Colo., and Nell Donald Guarienti and family, Albuquerque, N.M. Also survived by numerous grandnephews, grandnieces and cousins. Pallbearers will be Martin Bonato, Gianni Amato, Archie Vigil, Chris Simpleman, Al Shonk and Robbie Lee. Honorary pallbearers will be Ken Dochter, Duffy Blocker and Bill Weining. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A rosary will follow the visitation at 7 p.m., at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Kieran Alaribe officiating. Entombment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family will meet with friends at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home after the rosary. In lieu of flowers, the family asks contributions be made to the Trinidad State Nursing Home.

Binford, Dorothy Beth
Dorothy Beth Binford - Pueblo Chieftain - May 1, 2011 - Dorothy Beth Binford, 82, passed away April 23, 2011. Survived by her children, John (Linda) Binford of Newport Beach, Calif. Jana (Richard) Roney of Seattle, Wash., and Mark Binford of Pueblo; sister Barbara (Harvey) Mizel of Pueblo; nieces, Becky Mizel and Linda Stiles, both of Pueblo and Jennifer Mizel of San Francisco, Calif. Preceded in death by her husband, Barrie Binford. Born to Homer and Helen Massey on July 31, 1928, in Pueblo, Colo. Dorothy worked at being a great wife and mother. She enjoyed the outdoors, trips to the mountains and Lake Superior. She loved gardening, especially her roses, and was an avid bird watcher and fantastic cook. Our mother made life special. Lifelong member of PEO and she was a Republican Party secretary. Services will be held in Michigan at a later date.

Bingen, Connie
Connie Bingen - Pueblo Chieftain - September 9, 2012 - Connie Bingen, 68, entered the domain of our Lord on Sept. 7, 2012. She is survived by her husband, Donald; and sons, Brian (Veronica) Bingen and Dean (Lisa) Bingen; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Connie enjoyed outdoor activities with her husband and spending time with family and friends. We will miss you until we see you on the other side. At her request, cremation with no service. Arrangements, George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Bingham, Marlene Joy
Marlene Joy Bingham - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 2012 - Marlene Joy Bingham, 73. Her light went out but her memory continues to shine. Marlene Joy Bingham peacefully left this world Thursday afternoon, Aug. 16, 2012, surrounded by her family at the Joni Fair Hospice Center, Pueblo, Colo. She was born March 8, 1939, in Browning, Mont., to John Louis and Alene Parrent Salois. She grew up in Cut Bank, Mont., and attended nursing school in Great Falls, Mont. On March 3, 1959, she married her loving husband of 53 years, LeRoy Bingham in Cut Bank, Mont. They lived together in Cut Bank until 1972, when they moved to Glenrock, Wyo., followed by moves to Stavanger, Norway, Edinburgh, Scotland, Fountain Valley, Calif., Edmond, Okla., and finally to Pueblo West, Colo., in 1996. Most of Marlene' s life was spent being a homemaker and mother. Everywhere she lived, Marlene was in Bible study groups, bridge clubs and welcomed newcomers as friends. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church Ladies Guild, attended numerous Bible study groups, played Monday afternoon bridge, enjoyed water exercises and her friends and family. Marlene is survived by her husband, LeRoy Bingham; daughters, Shelley Hook (Brian) of Denver, Colo., and Karla Bingham (Richard Dally) of Carbondale, Colo.; and son, Bruce Bingham (Melissa) of Coweta, Okla.; grandchildren, Amelia and Colton Hook, Danielle Dally Brigman, and Gabriel, Jacob and Caleb Bingham; a great-grandchild, Emily Caroline Brigman; and a sister, Rita Byrer of Petersburg, Alaska. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Roger and Gilbert Salois; and her parents. The family asks donations in lieu of flowers be made to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. Her memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, with Father Carlos Alvarez officiating.

Biondi, Angela
Angela (De Salvo) Biondi - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2011 - Angela (De Salvo) Biondi was born Aug. 27, 1913, in Pueblo, Colo., and passed away on April 1, 2011, in Spokane, Wash. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mike Biondi; parents, Pasquale and Vincenza De Salvo; siblings, Carmella (Carmen), Henry (Mary), Tony (Jennie), Edith (Al); and niece, Marie (Jack) Neelan. Angela is survived by sons, Raymond and Robert Biondi; granddaughter, Deena (Rick) Harris; two great-grandchildren, Jacob and Bella Harris; nieces, Virginia (Al) Niznick, Josephine Bucciarelli, Marilyn Walter and Phyllis Gardner; nephews, Carmen (Betty) Bucciarelli and John De Salvo. Angela began her teaching career at the age of 45 in Pueblo District 70, teaching Spanish in the grade schools. She initialized the Italian classes at the high school level for District 60. At the same time she was teaching Italian at what was then Pueblo Junior College, where she also served as language department chairperson. She was very proud of her heritage and promoted the language and culture through her lifetime of teaching. She loved to travel and had a deep appreciation for art and music. She retired at the age of 81, but continued to tutor and translate for friends. Angela was a member of the Dante Alighieri Society. She served as president for several years and was in charge of the Italian Scholarship Program. She belonged to the Ladies Protective Society and the Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society which honored her as the Woman of the Year for 2007. Memorials may be made to the Dante Alighieri Scholarship Fund or the Italian Endowment for Italian Studies at CSU-Pueblo through the funeral home. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, April 11, 2011, Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. . Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Biondi, Mary Ann
Mary Ann Biondi - Pueblo Chieftain - August 1, 2010 - Mary Ann Biondi, 90, of Walsenburg, died Saturday, July 31, 2010. Rosary, 2 p.m. Monday; funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Mary Catholic Church, Walsenburg.

Biondi, Raymond Dennis
Raymond Dennis Biondi - Pueblo Chieftain - June 2, 2013 - Raymond Dennis Biondi was born on April 9, 1935, and passed away on May 4, 2013, at the age of 78. He was born in Pueblo, Colo., to Mike and Angela Biondi. He graduated from Central High School in Pueblo in 1953, and then graduated from Colorado University with a BA in music education in 1957. He also studied to be a concert pianist. Ray taught music for a short while in the Pueblo and Rye school districts before entering the Army, where he served for four years. After being honorably discharged in 1962, Ray moved to San Francisco and attended San Francisco State College, where he received a Master of Arts degree in 1964. He began his career in California in Marin County teaching music at Hill Junior High in 1964. Four years later, he began a new career there as a student counselor, a job that he loved and that suited him well. In 1981, Ray transferred to Novato High School, where he worked as a student counselor until his retirement in 1998. After retiring, he devoted much of his time to various charitable and community organizations including Under One Roof, an organization that supports AIDS research and the care of patients with AIDS. Ray loved music, theater, travel and art, a love he shared with his partner of 28 years, Don Alexander. Ray was truly a wonderful man. He was kind, caring, generous, witty, wise and delightful to be around. He will be dearly missed. Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Mike and Angela Biondi; and his partner, Don Alexander. He is survived by his brother, Robert Biondi; his niece, Deena Harris; and his cousins, Tina Highnote, April Chmielewski, Erin Chmielewski, Phyllus Gardner, Marilyn Walter, Virginia Niznick, John DeSalvo and Carmen Bucciarelli. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2013, at the San Francisco Columbarium located at One Loraine Court, San Francisco, CA 94118. If you would like to make a donation in Ray's memory, you may send donations to Under One Roof: 50 Post St., Suite 13, San Francisco, CA 94104, or please donate to the charity of your choice.

Biondolillo, Robert
Robert Biondolillo - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 2010 - Robert Biondolillo, 58, passed away Sept. 20, 2010. A life cut too short. He is survived by two sisters and one brother. A private family service has been held.

Bird, George S.
George S. Bird - Pueblo Chieftain - August 1, 2010 - George S. Bird, 91, passed away peacefully surrounded by family July 26, 2010. Born March 12, 1919, in Quinter, Kan., to Arthur and Myrtle Bird. Survived by sons, Sam (Mary), Ron (Linda) and Corky Bird; stepchildren, George W. Meadors and Pattie Adams; brother, Virgil Bird; sisters, Louise Bishop and Wyneta Clendenning; 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and special friend, Iris Wood. Preceded in death by parents; wife of 65 years, Georgia; 4 brothers and 1 sister; grandson, Greg Bird; and granddaughter, Sue Rusk. George retired from the CF&I. He and Georgia enjoyed golfing, fishing and big game hunting. George was a member of Central Christian Church, IOOF Lodge No. 8 and Silver State Masonic Lodge No. 95. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Lakeside Cemetery, Canon City, Colo. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Central Christian Church. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Birdell, R. M.
R. M. Birdell - Rocky Mountain News - May 17, 1884 - R. M. Birdell, the discoverer of the kidney iron ore in this vicinity, died yesterday at the L. B. U. home in this city, from the effects of injuries sustained by the running away of a team.

Birrer, Bertha
Bertha Birrer - Pueblo Chieftain - November 8, 2012 - Bertha Birrer, 97, passed away Nov. 5, 2012. She is survived by her son, Floyd ' Joe'  Birrer Jr.; grandchildren, Danny Birrer and Sean (Patti) Birrer; and sister, Clara Tori. She also is survived by numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Birrer Sr., daughter-in-law, Clariss Birrer; and her grandson, Graham Birrer. Bertha was very active in her church and 4-H. She was a member of the Welcome Neighbors Extension Club and she also loved spending time with her family. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. today, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Shrine of St. Therese. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Birrer, Ivy Nicole
Ivy Nicole Birrer - Pueblo Chieftain - June 6, 2013 - Ivy Nicole Birrer. In loving memory. A Celebration of Life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Pueblo City Park near the Goodnight Avenue entrance. Heaven' s angels welcomed her home May 31, 2013.

Bishoff, Geraldine
Geraldine Bishoff - Pueblo Chieftain - May 15, 2011 - Geraldine Bishoff, 92, of Pueblo, and formerly of Morgantown, W.V., passed away Wednesday morning, May 11, 2011. Survivors include her daughter, Toni Lee Bishoff Bailey of Pueblo; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two great- great-grandchildren, and a sister. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald B. "Bud" Bishoff; and a daughter, Bari Lynn Bishoff Bell. No local services are being held. Interment will be held in Morgantown, W.V.

Bishop, Margie
Margie B. Gonzales-Duran - Huerfano Journal - May 13, 2010 - Margie B. Gonzales-Duran, May 1, 1940 - November 18, 2009 - Margie B. Gonzales-Duran was born May 1, 1940 and died November 18, 2009 in Denver. She is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, six brothers, two brothers-in-law, and ex-husband, Ben Duran. She is survived by: her devoted husband Harry Bishop; daughters, Brenda and Leslie; grandchildren, Allie and Franklin, great-grandchildren, Elena and Fabian of Denver. Also surviving are: siblings, P.A. Martini, Benina Davis, Roy (Angie) Gonzales, and Joseph (Tina) Gonzales, three aunts and one sister-in-law. Happy 70th Birthday, Margie. We love you and miss you.

Biss, William
William Biss - Huerfano World Journal - December 9, 2010 - Two men found dead by Walsenburg Police - Walsenburg - Two deceased men were found in separate homes this week by Walsenburg police. The police were dispatched do to ' welfare checks'  at the two locations. Alfred Laner, 80, was found deceased on November 24 at his home in the 100 block of East 9th St. William Biss was found deceased on November 30 in his home in the 1000 block of Colorado. Both men are believed to have died from natural causes. On November 8, a father and son, Francis and Juan ' John'  Vigil were discovered deceased in their house in the 700 block of Pinon. The Vigils had been dead for several weeks before the police were dispatched for a welfare check. The Vigils were also believed to have died from natural causes. Editor' s note: This time of year it is especially important for family, friends and neighbors of our elderly citizens to be aware of their needs. It is very unfortunate that in the last few weeks in our small town four men died in their homes without anyone attending to them. All the good citizens of Walsenburg should keep an eye out for our neighbors in need.

Bissonette, Melvin G.
Melvin G. Bissonette - Tributes.com - February 2011 - Melvin G. Bissonette, 87, was born on October 17, 1923 and passed away on Sunday, February 13, 2011. Melvin was a resident of Walsenburg, Colorado.

Bisulco, Helen J.
Helen J. Bisulco - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 2010 - Helen J. Bisulco, 89, passed Nov. 24, 2010. She was born Feb. 21, 1921, in Delagua, Colo., to the union of Antonio and Rose Diele, who both preceded her in death; along with her husband, Jopie Bisulco on Sept. 23, 1973; two sisters and one brother. Helen graduated from Trinidad High School, Class of 1939. She retired from the Pueblo County Assessor's and Pueblo County Clerk' s office with many years of service. Helen was inducted into the Colorado Bowling Hall of Fame on June 15, 1996. She is survived by her brother, Sam Diele of Merced, Calif.; a sister, Betty Diele; sister-in-law, Evelyn Bisulco; aunt and uncle, Frank and Betty DeLuca, all of Trinidad, Colo.; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. The family wishes to thank Theresa and Lupe Maestas, their family, and to all her many friends for their loving care, prayers, visits and concern before and during Helen' s illness. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel, with the Rev. Frank Davied officiating.

Biundo, Josephine
Josephine "Peps" Biundo - Trinidad Times Independent - May 2, 2013 - Josephine "Peps" Biundo, 90, passed away at the Raton Nursing and Rehab Center in Raton April 30, 2013. She was born in Aguilar June 23, 1922, the daughter of Josephine and Pasquale Riggio. She attended and graduated from Aguilar High School and received her AA Degree in Education at Trinidad State Junior College. Josephine then attended Adams State College where she received her BA Degree in Education. A dedicated educator, Josephine taught in Aguilar, and then in Raton at the Kearny Elementary School where she continued to substitute teach until she retired a the age of 82. She loved to cook for her family and many friends. She truly will be missed. Preceding her in death are parents, Josephine and Pasquale Riggio, husband Robert Biundo, brothers Frank Riggio and Mike Riggio. Left to cherish her memory are daughters Bernie (Robert) George, Raton, Eva Chavez, Raton, grandchildren Bobbie (Jim) Gonzales, Bernerd (Stay) Gonzales, Robert Chavez, Adam Chavez, great-granddaughters, Jessica Gonzales, Jerica Gonzales, great-grandson, Jared George, great-great-grandson Zach Redd, adopted grandson, Lance Trujillo, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many dear friends. Please come and celebrate her life with her family on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Raton High School Gymnasium. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers and donations be made to the Literacy Fund for Raton Schools, in care of the International Bank, PO Box 1028, Raton, New Mexico 87740. At Pep's request, cremation has taken place, with private inurnment at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bixler, Girlene
Girlene Bixler - Davis Mortuary - May 30, 2013 - Girlene Bixler, August 2, 1916 - May 17, 2013 - Girlene Bixler passed away on May 17, 2013 at the age of 96 years, 9 months and 15 days at her home in the Primrose Retirement Community in Pueblo, CO. She was born on August 02, 1916 in West Plains, MO. to William and Annabelle Mackey Davison. When Girlene was 9 months of age, William and Annabelle moved their family from West Plains, MO. to Morton County Kansas. It was there along the Cimarron, River where they homesteaded and Girlene grew to adulthood. She received her formal education in a one-room school-house in nearby Elkhart, Kansas where she attended school until her sophomore year of high school. In 1933, Girlene Davison met and married Cecil ' Red'  Wellen at Richfield, KS. Four children were born to this union; Gordon Eugene, Phyllis Mae, Wyona Rae and Dixie Lee. Red and Girlene were married 23 years until they divorced in 1955. On March 12th 1956, Girlene Wellen married Delbert Bixler in Tucumcari, NM. To this union, one child was born; Charles Delbert. In 1955, Delbert and Girlene together with Wyona and Dixie relocated to Denver, CO.; where they made their home. She was an accomplished homemaker, gifted with the knowledge, talent and the drive to construct, renovate and restore any project she set her mind on. Via her ingenuity and skillful hands, she could achieve any task she undertook and bring it to fruition with the utmost degree of quality. In addition to being a homemaker, Girlene was employed at a variety of jobs throughout her lifetime, both domestically and vocationally. She was no stranger to hard work and if truth be told, her work ethic was one of her greatest attributes. When the older children were still at home, there were times Girlene milked as many as 19 cows twice a day; kept 50 hens and raised 8 to 10 hogs. Accordingly, she sold milk, cream and eggs to supplement the family income. Vocationally, Girlene made Bingo cards in Denver, CO. and was employed at the All State Motel in Springfield, CO. Moreover, she worked in restaurants as a cook and waitress in Springfield and Englewood, CO. Girlene possessed a unique financial acumen notwithstanding the fact she had no formal training in the disciplines of economics. She was most comfortable at home and enjoyed baking, sewing, making soap and various other domestic activities. Girlene was preceded in death by her husband Delbert Bixler, son Gordon Wellen, son-in-law Terry Cogburn, grandson Dalton Cogburn, great-granddaughter Cassie Wellen, parents, William and Annabelle Mackey Davison, siblings, Eva Eversoll, Madge Jones, Louise Ellis, Eleanor Ellis, Joe, Jim, Jess, Roy, Mack, Buck and Leonard Davison. Girlene is survived by daughters: Phyllis and husband Ernie Johnson of Pueblo, CO, Wyona Geier of Austin, TX, Dixie Cogburn of Happy, TX. and Charles and wife Mary Bixler of Englewood, CO. In addition, she is survived by 16 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; 19 great, great, grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at 12:30 pm, May 26, 2013 at the Primrose Retirement Community 5055 Outlook Blvd. Pueblo, CO. 81001 and interment will be with her husband Delbert at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Sheridan, CO.

Black, Annalea Destiny Rose
Annalea Destiny Rose Black - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 2013 - Annalea Destiny Rose Black was called home April 9, 2013. Annalea was born to Alexandra Archuletta-Black and Brandon Black at Parkview Medical Center. She is survived by brother, Skiller Black; and grandparents, Leslie and Tim Beeler, Michael and Cheri Archuletta and Kenneth Black; great-grandparents, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by grandmother, Rozanne Black; uncle, Kyle Black; and aunt, Kaci Archuletta. Her service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th St.

Black, Arlene J.
Arlene J. Black - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 2011 - Arlene J. Black, 106. Service, 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, Griffy Family Funeral Home Chapel.

Black, Eugene Robert
Eugene Robert Black - Denton Record-Chronicle - December 18, 2004 - Born in Minden, Neb., to Harry Wesley Black and Vaunie Irene Leopold Black, Eugene Robert grew up in Lincoln, graduating from the University of Nebraska with a B.A. in speech and drama. After working as a radio announcer at WNAX in Sioux Falls, S.D., he went on to Northwestern University and received his M.A. in theater. Following graduation, he served as technical director of the Portland, Oregon Civic Theatre, then as technical director at the University of Nebraska where he also taught speech and theater. He earned his Ph.D. in speech and drama at the University of Wisconsin. Well-known throughout the Southwest for his innovative theater designs, directing and teaching, Dr. Black held professorships at Texas Woman' s University, the University of North Texas, the University of Texas and Northwestern State University of Louisiana. He served as president of the Texas Educational Theatre Association, president of Theatres of Louisiana, critic judge for the Texas Interscholastic League One-Act Play Contests and adjudicator for the first American College Theatre Festival. Upon retirement to Cuchara, Colo., he began writing a book for young people and continued to direct plays, to act and serve on the Board of the Spoon River Players in La Veta until moving to Colorado Springs in 1998. Preceded in death by his brother, Dr. Black is survived by his wife, Kathryn Ann Neill Black; his children, Robert (Ramey), William (Mindie), Casey (Lone); four grandchildren, Lisa Matson (Michael), Niels, Matias and Katherine Black; and two great-granddaughters, Rebecca and Elizabeth Matson. A memorial celebration for Dr. Black will be held this summer in La Veta. In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances may be sent to AWARE (Alzheimer' s Women' s Auxiliary for Research and Education) c/o Alzheimer' s Association, 801 N. Cascade, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, or to Namaste Alzheimer Center, 2 Penrose Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80906.

Black, Jo Ann
Jo Ann "Jodi" Black - Amarillo Globe-News - September 24, 2007 - Jo Ann "Jodi" Barker Black, 73, of Amarillo died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Schooler Funeral Home Brentwood Chapel, 4180 Canyon Drive, with the Rev. Bob Thomas, chaplain of Odyssey Hospice, officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Mrs. Black was born Jan. 8, 1934, in Paducah to W.E. and Anna Lucille Barker. She married Sgt. Ben Black on Oct. 4, 1952. They lived in Amarillo until 1957, when they were transferred to Japan. After three years there they moved to Orlando, San Antonio, Wichita Falls, Albuquerque, N.M., and back to Amarillo, where they spent the last 35 years. Together they enjoyed traveling. Some of their special places included the Big Bend area, Santa Fe, N.M., and La Veta, Colo. At home, she tolerated Ben's motorcycle passion and old car restoration. She passed away 11 days before their 55th wedding anniversary. When her son was in first grade and wanted to play softball but no coach could be found, she signed up as coach and promptly enlisted the help of her husband and a professional ball player to help her. She was also a Cub Scout, Webelo and Boy Scout mother throughout her son's scouting experience. While the above was going on, she also found time to usher her daughter through years of ballet, tap and jazz classes as well as serving for years as a room mother. She was also president of the PTA at Alice Landergin Elementary School. Her family always came first to her and she was always busy making the perfect home for them. She had many friends throughout her life that came and went, but she had a handful of very special friends for which time had no meaning and who stayed in her life and close to her heart. After God, family and friends, her next great love was animals, all sizes and shapes. She found joy and beauty in all of God's creatures and the many that came into her life were very blessed to have her home become their home. She had a strong belief in angels but the people whose lives she touched soon found out that she was an angel as well. She was a loving wife and mother and faithful friend who will be missed with each new day. The family would like to offer a very special thank you to Odyssey Hospice, especially Bob Thomas, chaplain, and providers, Rhonda Cooper, Penny Ortega, Mandy Madrid and all others not named who came to help. Without them and their love and compassion, we would have been lost. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Billy Farrell Barker. Survivors include her husband, Ben; a son, Ronnie; a daughter, Lori; two grandsons, Aaron and Trent; and a granddaughter, Nichol. The family suggests memorials be to Odyssey Hospice, in care of Odyssey Healthcare, 6900 W. Interstate 40, Suite 150, Amarillo, TX 79106.

Black, Rozanne
Rozanne Black - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 2011 - Rozanne Black, 47, passed away Jan. 16, 2011. She was preceded in death by her father, Phillip Taullie. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Ken Black; children, Samantha (Ty), Tabitha (Aaron), Christina, Brandon (Alex), Eric, Kendon; mother, Steffie Taullie; brothers, Sam (Diana) Taullie, Rick (Kaye) Taullie; grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members. Rozanne was a loving wife, excellent mother and will be sadly missed. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, 400 Broadway Ave. Private family inurnment at Roselawn Cemetery at a later date. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Black, Shiela Faye
Shiela Faye Black - Pueblo Chieftain - July 5, 2009 - Shiela Faye Black, 72, born July 29, 1936, and departed this life June 30, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Darius Dean Black. Shiela is survived by her sons, Robert (Wanda) Black, Kenneth (Rozanne) Black, and Aaron Black; sister, Sylvia (Jim) Koland; brother, Rodney (Sharron) Dilley; and sister-in-law, Donna Black. She was a proud grandmother of 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and a beloved aunt to numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Monday, Imperial Memorial Gardens Chapel of the Angels, with inurnment to follow. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Blackburn, Harry
Harry ' Blackie'  Blackburn - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 2011 - Harry ' Blackie'  Blackburn, 85. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. No services.

Blackman, Robert Dudley
Robert Dudley Blackman - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2009 - Robert Dudley Blackman, 88, passed away on Jan. 8, 2009. Preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Clarice Dameron Blackman. He was a veteran, an active member in the Colorado Legislature, and a proud father and grandfather. Cremation requested. No service. A special thanks to his dear friends, Jerry and Mimi Short.

Blackshear, Kathy Elizabeth
Kathy Elizabeth Blackshear - Huerfano Journal - May 20, 2010 - Kathy Elizabeth Blackshear, 02-04-1958 ~ 05-08-2010 - Kathy Elizabeth Blackshear of Walsenburg passed away on May 8, 2010 at her home. Kathy was born February 4, 1958 in Fort Worth, Texas to Floyd and Estelle Myers. She is preceded in death by her parents. Kathy is survived by two sons, Jason F. (Ashley) Stewart and Benjamin L. (Erin) Stewart; three grandchildren, Emerson, Caleb, and Cooper Stewart; two sisters Jeanette Scott and Linda Alderson; one brother Richard Myers; and long time companion James Blackshear. A memorial service will be held at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home on Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 5:30 pm.

Blackwell, Clarence Edward
Clarence Edward Blackwell - Pueblo Chieftain - October 7, 2012 - Clarence Edward Blackwell, 64, passed away Oct. 5, 2012. He was born Feb.11, 1948, in Rison, Ark., to the union of Emmanuel and Hattie Blackwell. He was a retired school teacher. He is survived by his mother, Hattie Blackwell; and all his siblings, to include Elder Raymond Blackwell and Charles Blackwell of Pueblo. Visitation-wake, noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, Kedron Church of God in Christ, in Kedron, Ark.

Blackwell, Diane Karen
Diane Karen Blackwell - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2010 - Diane Karen Blackwell, 63, passed away on May 21, 2010. Diane was born Jan. 7, 1947. She married Homer Blackwell Jr., on July 17, 1964. Diane is survived by her husband, Homer; son, Dennis (Lynette) Blackwell; daughter, Janice (John) Titus; four grandchildren, Steve and Britney Titus and Taylor and Trevor Blackwell; parents, Carl and Josephine Brown. Private family services have been planned.

Blackwell, Julia
Julia Blackwell - Pueblo Indicator - July 17, 1948 - Mrs. Julia Blackwell, widow of William J. Blackwell died in a Pueblo hospital. Funeral services will be held at Davis Chapel at 2 p.m. Friday and interment will be in Mountain View cemetery. Mrs. Blackwell is survived by a daughter, Mrs. A.L. Ward, Pueblo, three sons, Roy A. Loice (Jack) of Pueblo and Thomas E. of McKinney, Tex.; a sister-in-law, Miss Lizzie Blackwell, McKinney, Tex.; 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Walnut Street Church of Christ at Sherman, Tex.

Blackwell, William B.
William B. Blackwell - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2008 - William B. Blackwell passed away May 12, 2008 in Pueblo. William was born in Pueblo on July 7, 1950 and had lived here his entire life. He was employed in the wholesale plumbing business for many years. Bill is survived by his wife Patricia Blackwell of Pueblo, children William (Bonnie) Blackwell of Pueblo, Philip Blackwell of Arvada, Steven Blackwell of Colorado Springs, step-children, Scott Takeda of Pueblo, Melissa (Shannon) Bender of Denver, Melody Takeda of Pueblo, a sister, Judy (John) Cook of Washington, grandchildren, Kayla, Keri, and Kennidee Blackwell as well as numerous nephews, a niece, cousins, aunts, and uncles, Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 16, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the Community of Christ Church, 66 Blackburn in Pueblo.

Blaess, Edward M. (Major)
Major Edward M. Blaess - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 2012 - Major Edward M. Blaess, USAF (ret.), 67, died June 15. Service, 2 p.m., July 5, Air Force Academy Cemetery.

Blagg, Betty
Betty Blagg - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2011 - Betty Blagg, 87, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 14, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest; two sons, Richard and Chuck Blagg; sisters, Lily Hibpshman, Juanita West and Annie Cozzolino; and brother, Chuck Graham. Betty is survived by her children, Ed (Harlene) Blagg, Betty (Ron) Nolan, Lodie (Mick) Kisslan, Lou (JoAnn) Blagg, Bim (Mary) Blagg; daughter-in-law, Cindy Blagg; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. She was a member of the Eagles for many years. Betty was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to all who knew her. The family would like to give special thanks to all the staff and residents at the Life Care Center, Dr. Jensen, and Sangre de Cristo Hospice. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation or the Posada of Pueblo through the funeral home. Visitation, 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, George McCarthy Funeral Home. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, Grace Christian Church, 630 Broadway, Pueblo, Colo., with Pastor Don Jones officiating. Inurnment at Mountain View Cemetery.

Blagg, Cameron A. Sr.
Cameron A. Blagg Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2010 - Cameron A. Blagg Sr., 88, passed away May 17, 2010, in Denver. Preceded in death by his parents, Harrison I. Blagg and Blanche Spinetti; wife, Elsie; brothers, Glenn and Raymond Blagg; and grandson, Nicolas Patton. Survived by his children, Cameron A. Blagg Jr.; stepchildren, Jerl E. Rowland, Elaine (Craig) Gilliam, Dennis (Gina) Rowland; grandchildren, Cameron III, Michael and Adam Blagg, Josh and Jeremy Rowland, Gene Patton, Brittany and Wesley Rowland; numerous great-grandchildren and other relatives. Cameron always was out playing in the yard with the hose and mud. His many hobbies included hunting, fishing and gardening. Cameron was a retired Marine sergeant, a member of the Masonic Lodge, and was a member of TREA. At his request there will be no viewing. The family will meet in the Roselawn Funeral Home parking lot at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 26, 2010, then head to a graveside service. A reception will follow at Roselawn Hall.

Blagg, Robert
Robert Blagg - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2010 - Robert Blagg, 66, Hudson, Colo., formerly of Pueblo, May 26. Olinger Hampden, Denver.

Blaher, Sherry L.
Sherry L. Blaher - Pueblo Chieftain - December 3, 2011 - Sherry L. Blaher, 47, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 28, 2011. She was preceded in death by her father, Terrance Blaher. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 6 p.m. Sunday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Blaher, Terrance D.
Terrance D. Blaher - Pueblo Chieftain - July 3, 2009 - Terrance D. Blaher, 70, went to be with the Lord on June 30, 2009. Memorial service, 7 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Blain, Cordelia
Cordelia Blain - Pueblo Indicator - July 10, 1937 - Puebloans in Auto Accident - Lives of Three Taken as Two Cars Come Together in Frightful Crash - One of the worst automobile accidents recorded in Colorado' s car fatalities occurred near Sedalia a short distance south of Denver on the state highway early in the forenoon of Monday, July 5, when three persons were killed and four others are badly injured, some critically. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Blain, operating the Blain Bakery at Evans and Mesa avenues, and Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Stockman, were on their way to Denver and north, when a tire on their car blew out, throwing the car across the road just as it was approached by a Laramie, Wyoming, car occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Philip Messer and Phylis, their 12-year-old daughter. The two cars crashed with frightful force, leaping into the air and came down in a mass of wreckage. Stockman, of 1011 Claremont avenue, was instantly killed. Mrs. Stockman received injuries from which she passed away Monday night at Colorado General Hospital, Denver. Mrs. Cordelia Blain passed away at the same hospital last Wednesday evening, July 7th, from a basal skull fracture and other injuries. C. A. Blain, the husband, received a broken arm and leg and a fracture of a hip. He also is at the same hospital and is reported to be improving in a satisfactory manner. All members of the Messer family are reported to have a chance to recover, although the parents still are in a critical condition. Several members of the State Patrol soon arrived at the scene and, aided by passers-by, removed the dead and injured and cleared away the wreckage of the cars. Besides her husband, Mrs. Blain is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Pauline Snodgrass, of Shiprock, N. M., and Mrs. Thelma Barber of Denver, and other near relatives. Mrs. Stockman and Mrs. Blain were sisters. Mr. Stockman had for years been on the fire department of the city at the Bessemer city hall station. Note: Cordelia Blain was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Pueblo, Colorado. Pueblo Indicator - July 17, 1937 - A large number of people from the Burnt Mill and Goodpasture districts attended the funeral services of Mrs. C.A. (Cordelia) Blain, who was fatally injured in an automobile accident July 5, they thus showing the high esteem in which she was held. The Blain family resided for a time in the Burnt Mill district.

Blain, John
John Blain - Pueblo Indicator - August 25, 1934 - John Blain, a brother of C. A. Blain, passed away Saturday, August 18. The funeral took place last Tuesday and interment was at Mt. View. Pueblo Indicator - August 25, 1934 - Mrs. Tom Barber of Denver came home to attend the funeral of her uncle, John Blain, who was buried on Tuesday.

Blair, Aurelia
Aurelia Blair - Pueblo Indicator - March 13, 1915 - Miss Aurelia Blair, 47 years old, died in the home of her brother, John A. Blair, in Pueblo, after a long period of illness. She came to Pueblo eighteen months ago from her home in Denmark.

Blake, Christopher
Christopher Blake - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 2013 - Christopher Blake, 36, of Pueblo, passed away on June 22, 2013. Chris is survived by his loving wife of seven years, Janet Blake; children, Sarah, Jacob and Monica; parents, Dennis and Susan Blake; brother, Josh (Christine) Blake; and extended family and many friends. At his request, cremation has taken place. Celebration of his life will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, 909 Cherry Lane.

Blake, Fran
Fran Blake - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2010 - Fran Blake, 56, died in Pueblo. Service in Walsenburg at a later date.

Blake, Norman E.
Norman E. Blake - Pueblo Chieftain - January 24, 2010 - Norman E. Blake, 69, passed away Jan. 8, 2010. Preceded in death by parents, Charles A. and Berniece M. Blake. Survived by brothers, Dennis A. (Rose Ann) Blake, Littleton, Colo., and Ronald E. (Esther ' Jean' ) Blake, Colorado Springs. Graveside service, 12:30 p.m. Feb. 3, 2010, Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pueblo.

Blakeley, Richard D.
Richard D. Blakeley - Pueblo Chieftain - February 7, 2009 - Richard D. Blakeley of Pueblo West, passed away Feb. 5, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Blakeley, whom he married on Dec. 27, 1959, in Long Island, N.Y.; his son, Richard D. Beth Blakeley of Michigan; daughters, Lynne A. Thomas Brunjak of Pueblo and Cathy Blakeley friend, Sharon Anthony of Denver; grandchildren, Sarah L. and Joseph R. Blakeley, both of Michigan, and Blake R. Brunjak of Pueblo; sister, Audrey Ernie Lance of Ohio. Richard worked as the director of safety and security at CF&I. He earned an MBA degree in Indiana. He served as the president of the Pueblo Country Club, Kiwanis, and various steel safety organizations. Richard was an avid golfer, and was so proud of his "two holes in one." He loved to watch any sport on TV. He enjoyed bowling and playing bridge. He loved to travel with his wife and friends, and was a great lover of books. A reception will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at La Renaissance. The family requests the omission of food and flowers. Donations may be made in Richard' s memory to the White Branch Library of Pueblo West. Peg Blakeley may be contacted at 647-1836. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Blakey, David Michael
David Michael Blakey - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2006 - David Michael Blakey, 52, of Fort Collins, went home to be with his Savior on Oct. 19, 2006. David was born on June 29, 1954 in Pueblo, Colo. to Lincoln and Lillian (Dudrick). He graduated from Pueblo South High School in 1972 and later from Colorado State University in 1978 with a degree in Physical Education. In 1980, David was married to Debra Spears in Fort Collins. They later divorced. He worked for Fort Collins Light and Power for 28 years. On Sept. 27, 2003, David married Amanda Wright in Allenspark, Colo. He was an active member of Timberline Church in Old Town. He was an avid reader, loved music, hiking and camping. David was an avid sports fan, loved the Broncos and Avalanche, but most of all he loved to watch and coach his daughters sporting activities. David is survived by his wife Amanda Blakey of Fort Collins; his mother Lillian Blakey of Pueblo; three daughters Sarah Blakey, Katie Blakey, Mary Rose Wright all of Fort Collins; brother Doug Blakey and his wife Mindi of Florida; nephew Joshua Smith of Fort Collins; sisters Rae Blakey of Fort Collins, Beth Smith of Pueblo and Pat Blakey of Littleton. He was preceded in death by his father. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006 at Timberline Church, 2908 Timberline Road, Fort Collins, CO 80525. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions be made to Timberline Church in Old Town in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 650 W. Drake Road, Fort Collins, CO 80526.

Blan, Esmeralda Vivian
Esmeralda Vivian Blan - Trinidad Times Independent - January 15, 2011 - Esmeralda Vivian Blan, 56, died Jan. 13, 2011, in Colorado Springs. She was born Dec. 14, 1954, in Trinidad to Tony and Louise (Arguello) Gonzales. She graduated from Trinidad High School and attended TSJC. She married Dennis Blan Jan. 11, 1974 in the Holy Trinity Rectory. She was a homemaker and an animal lover. Her family said she was a very loving, caring, thoughtful wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend. She loved her daughter and grandchildren, taking rides and visiting with relatives and friends, doing crosswords and being very punctual. Her pets were her guardian angels and she was devoted to them. She was preceded in death by her sister Lillian Mae Gonzales, aunt Armelinda Blan and mother-in-law Antonia Blan. She is survived by her parents of Trinidad; her husband Dennis, North Garcia; daughter Tina (Tim) Montoya, Trinidad; brother Joey Gonzales, Cokedale; sister Antoinette (John) Gilmore, Cokedale; grandchildren Misty (Anthony) Arroyo, Aurora; Craig (Tiffany) Montoya, Trinidad; Lauran Montoya, Sterling; great grandchildren Alex and Kylie. Visitation was Jan. 20 at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Friday, Jan. 21, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Reception immediately following the services at Eagles Hall. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements. Pallbearers will be Tim Montoya, Craig Montoya, John Gilmore, Michael Blan, Dennis Montoya and Camillo Torango. Honorary Pallbearers are Debbie Paine, Barbara Grosso, Julia Garcia, Lori Torango, granddaughters, great grandchildren and many numerous friends. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to Noah' s Ark. Family can be contacted at daughter' s address, 305 E. Camillus St., Trinidad. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Blanchard, Eva (Husband of)
Mr. Blanchard - Yuma Pioneer - February 28, 1913 - District Attorney J. M. Davidson, of Pueblo, has decided to file a direct information against Frank Caldwell and Mrs. Eva Blanchard charging them with the murder of the woman's husband.

Bland, Helen F.
Helen F. Bland - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 2009 - Helen F. Bland, 89, passed away peacefully at home in Aurora, Colo., the morning of May 12, 2009. She was born in Pueblo on June 2, 1919. Preceded in death by her parents, Levi P. and Ida Mae Bowman; brother, Delarm Bowman; and her husband of 65 years, Robert E. "Doc" Bland. Survived by her sons, Robert and Ronald; daughter, Karen; grandchildren, Nannette, Kirk, Laura, Christine, Christyanne, Bryan, Gillian and Noelle; great-grandchildren, Holly, Megan, Jordan, Donovan, Roman, Cameron, Jonah, Cameron, Christian, Aaden, Joey, Jessica, Samantha, Eric, JonJon, Violet and Oliver; great-great-granddaughter, Sky; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Helen was a longtime Pueblo resident, moving to Denver with her husband in 2000. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 18, 2009, Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2009, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Blankis, Frances M.
Frances M. Blankis - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2010 - Frances M. Blankis, 84, passed away on Sept. 16, 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother and sister. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Rudy; daughters, Theresa (Brian) Duskey, Mary Ann (David) Garcia, Connie Blankis (Odilia Leal-McIntyre); grandchildren, Adam and Katie Garcia, Jennifer and Kimberly Duskey, Kyle and Kellen McIntyre; great-grandchildren, Alison and Rory McIntyre. Frances retired in the 1980s from the U.S. Forest Service. She loved gardening and was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday; funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, both at Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Special thanks to Life Care Center of Pueblo and Dr. Drake for their care and kindness to Frances. Donations may be made in Frances' memory to the Foundation for Ichthyosis, 1364 Welsh Road G2, North Wales, PA 19454. At the family' s request, please omit food. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Blankis, Joseph P.
Joseph Blankis - Imperial Funeral Home - September 1, 2012 - Joseph Blankis, March 6, 1927 - August 30, 2012.

Blanton, Doris V.
Doris V. Blanton - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 2010 - Doris V. Blanton, 93, of Walsenburg, passed away July 21, 2010. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Saturday, July 24, United Methodist Church, Walsenburg. Interment, Huerfano Masonic Cemetery, Walsenburg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Colorado Talking Book Library for the Blind, 180 Sheridan Blvd., Denver, CO 80226.

Blasi, Dominic B.
Dominic B. Blasi - The Chronicle-News - September 14, 2009 - Dominic (Dom) Blasi, Sr. passed away unexpectedly at home on September 9, 2009 at the age of 80. He was born on January 28, 1929 in Jansen, Colorado to Angelo and Bertha Blasi. Dominic and Billie Wozniak were married at St. Joseph' s Church on January 26, 1957. Dominic served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was so very proud to have do so. After farming and ranching with his father, brothers and sisters, he worked at Wozniak Oil Company and he was so proud to work with his son, Steve at Steve Blasi Trucking. He also repaired saws and enjoyed working in his little Blasi Chainsaw Service Shop. Dom was affectionately known as the ' Saw Man.'  He loved to walk two or more miles daily. Dominic also loved playing and teasing the family dogs. He was known and loved by so many people, strangers, family and friends. Always a joy, a loving and pleasant, soft spoken man, he was always around as a husband and dad. His hugs and kisses will always be treasured and missed. Preceding him in death are parents, Bertha and Angelo Blasi; in-laws, Myrtle and William Wozniak; sisters and brothers, Carrie (William) Paravecchio, John Blasi, Lucy Blasi, Mary Ann Hadad, Fred Blasi, Carol Ann Swanson, Tony (Anabelle) Blasi, Louis Blasi; sister-in-law, Mary Margaret Blasi and brother-in-law, Frank Cerame. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Billie Mae Blasi; children, Steve Blasi (Barbie Avis), Debra (Fred) Crawford, Dominic B. (Lori) Blasi, Jr., all of Trinidad; sisters, Irene Cerame, Trinidad; Minnie (Pete) DeCristino, Trinidad; Theresa (Dick) Hadad, Albuquerque, N. M.; Esther (Lou) DeCresentis, Brighton; Betty Jo (Churc) Gyruman, Hoehne; brother, Mike Blasi, Pueblo; brothers-in-law, Joe Hadad, Trinidad; Bill Swanson, Arvada, sister-in-law, Betty Blasi, Trinidad; grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, many dear friends and best friends, Bess and Bill Jolly, Jim Jolly and Gene Pantano. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, September 14, 2009 at Holy Trinity Church. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by the Ft. Carson Honor Guard. Honorary and active pallbearers are his family and his many, many friends. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Blatman, Adam
Adam Blatman - Trinidad Times Independent - November 30, 2007 - Adam Blatman, 90, died on Nov. 28, 2007, in Des Plaines, Ill. He was born in Poland on Sept. 3, 1917. His wife is Janina Blatman and he was the father of Wanda Wojdyla and Bozena Skoczek; grandchildren, Iwona, Grzegorz, Andrzej, Adam and John. There will be a graveside service at the Catholic Cemetery on Monday Dec. 3, 2007, at 2 p.m. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements. Journal & Topics Newspaper - December 8, 2007 - A funeral service for Adam Blatman, 90, of Des Plaines was held on Saturday, Dec. 1 at St. John Brebeuf Church. Visitation took place on Friday, Nov. 30 at Skaja Terrace Funeral Home. Interment was at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery in Trinidad, Colorado. Mr. Blatman was born on Sept. 3, 1917 in Poland. He was a laborer at a factory for many years. He passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007 at his home. He is preceded in death by his parents Jankiel and Ryfka. Mr. Blatman is survived by wife Janina, daughter Bozona Skoczek and grandchildren Iwona, Grzegorz, Andrzej, Adam and John.

Blatnick, Edward J.
Edward J. Blatnick - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 2011 - Edward J. Blatnick passed away Oct. 25, 2011. He was preceded in death by his special brother, Tony "Floppy" Blatnick. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Gladys M.; sons, Ed (Susan) Blatnick, Adam Blatnick and Randy Blatnick; grandchildren, Tiffany and Joe Blatnick; sister, Dorothy B. Perry; sisters-in-law, Juanita Blatnick, Betty Savage and Shirley Ashenbrenner; special dog, "Susie"; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Ed was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a millwright for over 30 years at the CF&I. He enjoyed fishing. Memorials may be made to St. Michael Orthodox Christian Church through the funeral home. Visitation, 2 to 4 p.m. today, Oct. 30, 2011, at the funeral home, followed by Parastas, 6 p.m., St. Michael Orthodox Christian Church. Funeral service, 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, St. Michael Orthodox Christian, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Blea, Edward
Edward Blea - Denver Post - July 5, 2011 - Edward Blea, born January 13, 1931, Walsenburg, CO. died peacefully June 24, 2011. Survived by beloved wife of 57 years Cecilia V. Loving. Father of Augustine D. (Maxine) Blea. Viewing Tuesday, July 5, 2011 9:00 to 10:00 AM, Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM both at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 1843 W. 52nd Ave., Denver. Interment with honors to follow at Ft. Logan Nat' l Cemetery at 12:15 PM, Staging Area "C".

Blea, Janity Kay
Janity Kay Blea - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 2012 - Janity Kay Blea, 55, Denver, formerly of Pueblo, Dec. 10. Cremation Care, Denver. Denver Post - December 16, 2012 - Janity Kay Blea, 55, of Denver, CO, passed on Dec. 10, 2012. Celebration of life, Mon., Dec. 17, PPA Event Center, 2105 Decatur St., Denver, CO 80211 from 4-7pm. For more info: BeLovedJanity@aol.com.

Blea, Jose D.
Jose D. Blea - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2012 - Jose D. Blea, 61, of Pueblo, passed away on Aug. 9, 2012. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel.

Blea, Jose Moses Jr.
Jose Moses Blea Jr. - Denver Post - March 3, 2006 - Jose Moses Blea, Jr., 81, of Walsenburg, formerly of Denver, died March 1, 2006. Survived by his children, Monique Weber, Henderson, CO, Michele (Dave) Bishop, Fort Collins, CO, Meta Blea, Littleton, CO; grandchildren, Britney, Harrison, and Maggie Bishop; sisters, Jay Trujillo, Isabel Duran, and Meta Moses; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Moises and Rebecca Blea, Sr., his wife, Margaret Gonzales Blea, one brother, and two sisters. Funeral Service will be at 1:00 P.M. March 4th at the Boies-Ortega Funeral Home in Walsenburg, CO. A reception will follow the service at Bellissimo's Italian Restaurant, 4062 W. Elizabeth, Pueblo, Colorado.

Blea, Max S.
Max S. Blea - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2010 - Max S. Blea, 96, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 23, 2010, at University Park Care Center. Max was born Aug. 3, 1913, in Mosquero, N.M. He was preceded in death by his wife, Madalena Sanchez-Blea, who passed away in June 2006; father, Jose D. Blea; his mother, Eutimia Cisneros-Blea; brother, Nick Blea; sister, Cleotilde Blea; sons-in-law, Levy Vigil and Frank Gallardo; grandsons, David Canas and Gregory Aranda; and stepsons, Tony and Gilbert Aranda. Max is survived by his six daughters, Lucy (Levi) Aldaz of Pueblo, Patsy Vigil of Colorado Springs, Angie (Bob) Arriaga, CeCe Canas, Susana (Frank) Montoya, all of Pueblo, and Dolores Cain of Las Vegas, Nev.; brother, Louie (Della) Blea of Silverdale, Wash.; sister-in-law, Emily (Virgel) Wiley; and brother-in-law, Arthur (Lucy) Sanchez of Denver; daughter-in-law, Trini Aranda; 18 grandchildren; 29 great- grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Max retired from the CF&I after 32 years on April 25, 1975. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Recitation of the Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, followed by the funeral Mass at 10 a.m., both services at St. Leander Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Blea, Nicholas Jr.
Nicholas Blea Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 2012 - Nicholas Blea Jr., 51, of Greeley, Colo., passed away Sept. 7, 2012, in Greeley from injuries received in a motorcycle accident. He was born April 19, 1961, in Pueblo, Colo., to Nicholas and Stella (Aragon) Blea Sr. Nicholas grew up and attended schools in Pueblo. In 1981, he enlisted in the National Guard. On Feb. 13, 1981, he married Anita Quintana in Greeley. He was employed by ConAgra for over 20 years as a maintenance supervisor. He had worked for the past five years as an electrician for JBS in Greeley. Nicholas loved riding his motorcycle and spending time with his family and grandchildren. He enjoyed camping and being outdoors. He was a member of Victory Outreach Church in Greeley. Nicholas is survived by his wife, Anita Blea; sons, Gary Blea, Nicholas (Shantel) Blea III, Brandon (Ava) Blea, and Ronnie (Amanda) Blea, all of Greeley; 12 grandchildren; brothers, Anthony of Pueblo, Jerry of Greeley, James (Carol) of Eaton, Colo., Tom of Denver, Colo.; sisters, Stella (Bernie) of Austin, Texas, Pat (Richard) of Denver, and Lorraine of Greeley; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at Adamson Chapel. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at Victory Outreach Church, 2626 11th Ave., Greeley. Interment will follow at Linn Grove Cemetery, Greeley, CO 80645.

Blea, Stella Maria
Stella Maria Blea - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2009 - Stella Maria Blea, 84. Visitation, 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, followed by a rosary service at 7 p.m., both held at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, Imperial Funeral Home. Interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Blesener, Mary M.
Mary M. Blesener - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2012 - Mary M. Blesener, 68, passed away Jan. 8, 2012. Survived by her brothers, Dennis (Kathy) Blesener of Hastings, Minn., Lawrence (Pat) Blesener of Potosi, Wis., and George (Kris) Blesener of Arden Hills, Minn.; four nieces and one nephew. Preceded in death by her parents, Felix and Genevieve Blesener. Mary was born March 26, 1943, in Northfield, Minn. She worked in Tuba City, Ariz., as a high school teacher and moved to Pueblo after she retired. She was an active member of Cathedral Council of Catholic Women and League of Women Voters. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th St. and Grand Ave., with Monsignor Leonard Racki as celebrant. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association through the funeral home.

Blevens, Charles Thomas Jr.
Charles Thomas ' Chuck'  or ' Tom'  Blevens Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 2, 2009 - Charles Thomas ' Chuck'  or ' Tom'  Blevens Jr. passed away Oct. 31, 2009. Survived by wife, Linda; mother, Ida Blevens; daughter, Stacy (Ryan) Butler; stepsons, Garrett, Kevin and Ryan Diaz; brother, Terry (Debbie) Blevens; sisters, Marlene Blevens, Glenda Williams; grandchildren, his girl, Vivi, Noah, Xavier and Jordan. Chuck graduated from Grand Junction High School in 1972, worked for Swerdfeger and belonged to Local 578. He loved his family, his grandkids, fishing, camping, four-wheeling, and hunting. Chuck passed away right after he shot his elk. The celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, West Park Fire Department on Goodnight Avenue. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Chuck's name to West Park Fire Department, 3926 Goodnight Ave. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Blevins, David J.
David J. Blevins - Raton Range - February 17, 2011 - David J. Blevins, Retired aerospace machinist - David J. Blevins, 80, of Cimarron, passed away Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, in Walsenburg, Colo. He was born Feb. 22, 1930 in Los Angeles son of Larry and Gladys Spencer-Blevins. David was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy, was a retired aerospace machinist and was a member of the Moose Lodge. He is survived by his wife Marlene of the home; two sons, Paul Blevins of Las Vegas, Nev., and Gene Blevins of Van Nuys, Calif.; and one sister ,Vicky Blevins of Joshua Tree, Calif. By request of the family, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

Bliss, Edith L.
Edith L. Bliss - Peoria Journal Star - May 3, 2011 - Edith L. Bliss, 76, of Princeville died at 10:48 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2011, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Edith was born Feb. 21, 1935, in Trinidad, Colo., the daughter of David Nick and Mary Montoya Martinez. She first married Bill Eagan in 1954. Later, she married James Bliss in 1989 in Princeville, Ill. He survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Renee (Jim) Wernsman of Germantown Hills and Susan Eagan of Peoria; one son, Bill Eagan of Pekin; five grandchildren, Jamie, Megan and Justin Wernsman, and Nick and Mike Eagan; two great-grandchildren, Rhyan and Landyn Wernsman; three sisters, Linda (Wendell) Hinnen of East Peoria, Rose (John) Watson of Congerville and Loraine (Everett) Gray of Germantown Hills; and one brother, Nick (Judy) Martinez of Las Vegas. Her parents; one son, Mike Eagan; one sister, Betty Eagan; and one brother, Rudy Martinez; preceded her in death. Edith was a caregiver for the elderly in the Princeville area. She was a member of St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Princeville. A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 5, 2011, at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Princeville. Father Patrick Riordan will officiate. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Hammitt-Hott Funeral Home in Princeville. Cremation will be accorded following services, and burial of ashes will be at a later date in Princeville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church, Princeville, or Akron-Princeville Ambulance Service. Private condolences may be sent to the family via www.hammitt-hott.com.

Block, Elsie
Elsie Block - Huerfano Journal - April 19, 2012 - Elsie Block, December 6, 1925 - March 24, 2012 - Elsie Block, mother of La Veta resident Joyce Bestol passed away March 24, 2012. Elsie was born to Benjamin and Anna Buller, the second of seven children, and spent her childhood in Henderson, Nebraska. She married John J. Block on May 26, 1946, and the couple raised their family in Fairmont, NE. Elsie is survived by her sons Jerry (Dixie) of Beaver Crossing, NE, Joe (Connie) of Hampton, NE, John of Lucas, TX, daughters Janet (Tom) Zuhlke of Fairmont, NE, Julie Martin of Fairmont, NE, Joyce Bestol (Joe Mattel) of La Veta, CO; brother Abe Buller (Alice) of Henderson, NE; sisters Olga Kliewer of Henderson, NE, Frieda Noel of Boise, ID, Irene Block of Henderson, NE; two sisters-in-law; 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and brothers Benny and John Buller. Interment in the Fairmont Public Cemetery.

Block, Harold A.
Harold A. Block - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2010 - Harold A. Block, 87, of La Junta, passed away July 23, 2010 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center. Harold was born in Ulysses, Neb. on Sept. 25, 1922 to William and Ellen (Logi) Block. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Bertha; son, Kelly (Dawn) Block; granddaughter, Brandie (Dru) Hoffman; sisters, Laura Knapp and Jessie (Haral) Shields; sister-in-law, Berdeen Block. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers. A celebration of life service will be Friday, July 30, 2010, at 11 a.m., St. Peter' s Lutheran Church in Rocky Ford. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the St. Peter' s Lutheran Church, 952 Washington Ave., Rocky Ford, CO, 81067.

Blondi, Helen A.
Helen A. Blondi - Trinidad Times Independent - January 6, 2012 - Helen A. Blondi, State of Colorado secretary - Helen A. Blondi, 90, of Bloomington, Ill., a former resident of Trinidad, died at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at LeRoy Manor Nursing Home. Helen was born March 14, 1921, in Trinidad to Ralph and Marie Iaconetti Passarelli. She married Chris Blondi on Nov. 17, 1942, in Trinidad. Helen worked for the State of Colorado as a secretary until her retirement. She was devout in her faith and was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America. Helen was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she enjoyed music and games of all kinds and was a great sport enthusiast. She was preceded in death by her parents Marie and Ralph Passarelli; husband Chris who died Feb. 17, 1962; two brothers, Mike Passarelli and Rev. Ralph Passarelli, S.J.; and a sister Margaret Costa. Helen is survived by three daughters: Cheryl (Harry) McCluskey of Bloomington, Chris Ann (Paul) Furlong of Hayward, Calif., and Connie (Bob) Alberts of Greeley; two sisters, Edna (John) Maio, and Mary (John) Niccoli; a sister-in-law, Rose (Mike) Passarelli; three grandchildren: Scott (Mindy) McCluskey, Lara (Jim) Horton and Haley Alberts; five great-grandchildren: Henry McCluskey, Griffin McCluskey, Molly McCluskey, Nathan Horton and Lizzy Horton; and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral memorial Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at Holy Trinity Church. Inurnment followed at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Blood, Eva LaVerne
Eva LaVerne Blood - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 2009 - Eva LaVerne Blood went to join her husband of 48 years, Ralph E. Blood, on May 29, 2009. She is survived by her six children, Arvid (Cindy) Conrad, Thomas Adkinson, Melisa (Rick) Blood, Mike Blood, Patrick Blood and Pamela Blood. She also is survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. LaVerne was preceded in death by one daughter, Sandra Sanchez. There will be a memorial service for Ralph and LaVerne, 11 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1411 Fortino Blvd. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Blood, Ralph E.
Ralph E. Blood - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2009 - Ralph E. Blood, 79, passed away March 9, 2009. He is survived by his loving wife, LaVerne Blood; children, Melisa (Rick) Blood, Patrick Blood, Mike Blood, Pamela Blood, Debbie (John) Maxwell; and six grandchildren. He also is survived by his beloved dogs. Ralph retired from the post office after 33 years of service. There will be a gathering of family and friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday March 15, at Melisa's home, 415 S. Nathrop. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Bloom, William P.
William P. Bloom - Daily Times-Call - November 15, 2007 - William P. Bloom, 92, of Loveland, passed away at the Hospice Care McKee Medical Center in Loveland on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007. Bill was born in Brush, Colo., on Feb. 27, 1915, to William H. and Alleen (Price) Bloom. The family moved to Denver and then to Trinidad where Bill graduated from Trinidad High School, 1933. Bill graduated from Trinidad Junior College and worked for the local newspaper. He then served in the U.S. Army for four years, serving in the Pacific with three of the years in combat. Returning from military service, Bill attended and graduated from Colorado State University in Fort Collins obtaining a degree in technical journalism. Bill was editor for the newspaper in Roswell, N.M., and also Trinidad, Colo. Bill married Roene Abrums Morris in Boulder, Colo. on Sept. 28, 1958. June 1959y moved to Loveland where he was city editor for the Loveland Reporter-Herald. Following his retirement from the Loveland Reporter-Herald, he was with the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley as a media relation publicist. Roene predeceased on April 27, 2006. Bill loved his home, gardening and continued his interest in journalism. Bill was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Bill is survived by his daughter, Sue Pomranka and husband Carl of Colorado Springs; grandchildren, Jeffrey Pomranka and wife Jennifer of St. Louis, Mo., Kristin Woolsey and husband Jeff of Calhan, Colo.; nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Gretchen Pomranka, and a brother, Richard Bloom. Cremation has been conducted. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Kibbey Fishburn Funeral Home, Deacon John McKeown officiating with inurnment in the City of Loveland Cemetery Columbarium. Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society in memory of his granddaughter, Gretchen Pomranka.

Blount, Douglas K.
Douglas K. Blount - Pueblo Chieftain - March 26, 2010 - Douglas K. Blount, 65, of Rye, June 30, 1944 - March 23, 2010. Preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Juanita Blount; and son-in-law, Marc Perse. Survived By his wife, Cheryl; and daughters, Micha (Ed) Strain, Pamela (Howard) Lewis and Kimberly Wharton; eight grandchildren, Brittany, Luke and Mitchell Campbell, Sarah and Kyle Strain, Zachary, Makenna and Benjamin Lewis. Also survived by brother, Earl Blount; and sister, Beverly Gallegos; two nieces, one nephew and numerous other friends and family. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 2010, at Campo Colorado Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Colorado Division of Wildlife.

Blundell, Alvin M.
Alvin M. Blundell - Garden City Telegram - January 27, 2006 - Alvin M. Blundell was born Sept. 28, 1943, in La Junta, Colo., to James and Mamie Smart Blundell. A Ulysses resident since 1988, he worked at Seaboard Farms as a truck driver. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of Dexter D. Harbour American Legion Post No. 79 at Ulysses. He enjoyed watching old western movies, took pride in having spotless vehicles and loved his family. On Oct. 30, 1970, he married Anita Billings in Boise City, Okla. She survives. Other survivors include a son, Jeffrey Blundell of Ulysses; a daughter, Kimberly A. Swafford of Trinidad, Colo.; four brothers, Carl and Rex Blundell, both of Springfield, Colo., Vernon Blundell of Dodge City, and Larry Blundell of Las Animas, Colo.; two sisters, Rene Ede of Kim, Colo., and Loretta Bohlander of Springfield; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service is planned for 10 a.m. Monday at Garnand Funeral Home Chapel, Ulysses, with the Rev. Sam Bynum officiating. Inurnment will follow at 2 p.m. MT at Springfield Cemetery in Springfield, Colo., with military rites conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4001 of Springfield. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, in care of the funeral home, 405 W. Grant, Ulysses, KS 67880.

Blunt, Mark L.
Mark L. Blunt - Rocky Mountain News - June 19, 1897 - Death of Mark L. Blunt - Old Colorado Pioneer Passes Away After a Brief Illness - Pueblo, Colo., June 18 - Mark L. Blunt of this city, one of Colorado' s pioneers, died at his home this morning of diabetes after an illness of about two weeks. Mr. Blunt was born in Boston May 23, 1832, and spent the early years of his life in that city. At the age of 12 years, when obliged to earn a livelihood, he found employment first in a book store and later learned the trade of a printer. When 27 years of age, in company with George West, now editor of the Golden Transcript, and others, in a party known as the Boston company, he left for Pike' s peak. The party embarked on the plains at St. Joseph, Mo., with a team of oxen and they arrived at Auraria, now Denver, in the early part of June. Horace Greeley, Albert D. Richardson and Henry Villard, who arrived there but a few days earlier had in the meantime made a report upon the Gregory mines, which W. N. Byers, then proprietor of The Rocky Mountain News, wished to publish in the form of an extra. First Work in Colorado - The excitement raised by the discovery of gold in the mountains, however, robbed him of his printers, and he had no one to put the matter in type. In his search he went to the camp of the Boston company and engaged Mr. Blunt, Mr. West and Mr. Summer to assist him in preparing and publishing the report. This was Mr. Blunt' s first work in Colorado, and was also the first printed statement on the subject to which the people of the country gave full credence. It was signed by Mr. Greeley and his companions, Messrs. Richardson and Villard, and printed on manilla paper. Mr. Blunt has frequently said that his recollection was that they received $2 per 1,000 ems for setting the type. A few days later the company proceeded to Golden City, as it was then called, on their way to the mountains, and assisted in establishing the town by building one of the first cabins on its site, and in organizing the Golden Town company. Published the Mountaineer - Mr. Blunt, in company with Mr. West, then began the publication of the Mountaineer, which was afterwards merged into the Western Mountaineer under the editorship of Albert D. Richardson and Tom Knox. The present Golden Transcript is the legitimate successor to those early ventures. Mr. Blunt was subsequently elected recorder and police magistrate of the town of Golden, and in the summer of 1860 he was appointed postmaster. In March, 1863, he went to the Missouri river with the Second regiment of Colorado volunteers, returning home in June of the same year with a lot of cattle. Long Residence Near Pueblo - In 1864 he came to Pueblo and settled on his ranch eight miles from this city, at the mouth of the St. Charles. From 1866 to 1872 he served as deputy collector of internal revenue. In February, 1881, he was appointed register of the United States land office in this city and served in that capacity until October, 1885, when he was removed by President Cleveland, presumably for offensive partisanship, since he had always been a radical Republican. Since that time Mr. Blunt had practiced as an attorney before the land office, and at the time of his death was deputy clerk of the United States circuit court for the district of Colorado. In June, 1871, at Des Moines, Iowa, he married Miss Linda J. Stout of this city. Six children have been born to them, the oldest being 25 years of age. Mr. Blunt was a man of conscientious scruples in the performance of duty, high-minded, and one who held the respect of all. His death means something more to Pueblo and the state than the passing away of an old pioneer, since in his death is the loss of a good citizen and an honorable man. Funeral services will be held at the First Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon. Note: Mark L. Blunt was buried at Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo, Colorado at the age of 65.

Boardman, Edward A.
Edward A. Boardman - Pueblo Indicator - May 30, 1914 - Word was received in Denver of the death of Edward A. Boardman in Las Vegas, N.M. He was a pioneer railroad man of Colorado, having lived in Denver forty years.

Boast, William M. (Dr.)
Dr. William M. Boast - Pueblo Chieftain - February 8, 2009 - Dr. William M. Boast, 86, of Littleton, died Jan. 30, 2009.

Bobian, Beatrice O.
Beatrice O. Bobian - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2009 - Beatrice O. Bobian, 92, of Walsenburg, passed away March 7, 2009. Among her many survivors are her children, Andy (Virginia) Bobian, Inez Trujillo, Raymond Bobian and Darlene and Teresa Bobian. Rosary, 10 a.m. Thursday, March 12, 2009, St. Mary Church, Walsenburg. Mass will follow at 11 a.m. Burial at South St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg.

Bobian, Dorothy
Dorothy Bobian - Huerfano World Journal - November 3, 2011 - Dorothy Bobian was born December 25, 1927 and went to be with the Lord on October 23, 2011. She is preceded in death by her husband, Joe M. Bobian, her daughter, Patricia Mae Martinez, grandchildren, Ricky and Jaime Bobian. She was the mother of Louise Trujillo, Roy Bobian, Fred (Lucy) Bobian, MaryAnn (Geno) Trujillo, Rita (Tony Cordova) Bobian, Helen (Quino Montez) Bobian, Steve (Gina) Bobian, Bernard Bobian, Michael (Cindy) Bobian, James King, and is also survived by 23 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great grandchildren. Dorothy gave birth to 12 children, her greatest joy was her children, especially her five sons. When she wasn' t busy raising her family she loved the many years she worked at the Walsenburg Care Center. Everyone was welcome to her home and her table. She will be sadly missed by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, numerous family members and friends. Visitation will be from 2 until 4 pm Thursday, October 27, 2011 at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home. Services from St. Mary Catholic Church include a Rosary at 6 pm Thursday, Oct. 27 and Funeral Mass at 10 am Friday, October 28. Burial will be at South St. Mary Cemetery in Walsenburg and services are being handled by Boies-Ortega Funeral Home of Walsenburg.

Bobian, Sandra
Sandra Bobian - Pueblo Chieftain - October 2, 2012 - Woman killed in Pueblo interstate accident - Pueblo police investigate a fatal car-pedestrian collision Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, on Interstate 25 near the Belmont/U.S. 50 bypass in Pueblo. A woman was killed shortly after 11 Tuesday morning when she was struck by a sport utility vehicle while crossing Interstate 25 near Mineral Palace Park. Police said the woman, who they believe was between 30 and 35 years old, was crossing in the northbound I-25 lane when she was struck by a white Subaru station wagon driven by another woman. The victim's body traveled about 50 yards upon impact, police said. She died at the scene. The windshield and rear window of the SUV were broken in the accident. Police have taken the driver to headquarters, but said they do not expect her to be cited in the accident. One lane of northbound I-25 remains closed. Pueblo Chieftain - October 4, 2012 - Pedestrian killed on I-25 in Pueblo identified - A woman who was killed while crossing the interstate in Pueblo has been identified. The coroner says the victim is 55-year old Sandra Bobian of Pueblo. Officers say Bobian was walking across I-25 near the 13th street exit, when she was struck by a car. The accident happened late Tuesday morning. Police say they don't know why Bobian wandered into traffic. The driver of the car was not ticketed. Pueblo Chieftain - October 7, 2012 - Sandra Lee Bobian, 55, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 2, 2012. She was born July 3, 195,7 in Walsenburg, Colo. Preceded in death by her parents, Felix ' Pops'  and Esmeria ' Smitty'  Romero. Sandra enjoyed music, Elvis was her favorite, and she had a heart of gold always willing to help anybody. She loved spending quality time with her family and grandchildren. Each had a special place in her heart. Survived by her children, Stacy, Stevie, Monica (Manuel), Lisa (Tony), Candi and Andres (JoAnn); her siblings, Connie, Lucille (Gilbert), Charlene (Phil), Joseph, Michael (Lorie) and Matthew (Jeanette); 14 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; several nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles, aunts to include special Aunt Cleo (John) Falsetta. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel. Pastor Darren Carroll officiating. Family will receive friends at Zaragoza Hall following service.

Bobian, Stella
Stella Bobian - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2010 - Stella Bobian, 74, passed away Aug. 29, 2010. Preceded in death by her husband, Celestino Bobian; parents, Abaristo and Juanita Gabaldon; and her son, Robert Bobian. She is survived by her children, Freddy (Michelle) Medina, Eleanor (Nash) Salazar and Eddie (Lovie) Bobian; brother, George (Madeline) Gabaldon; grandchildren, Robert, Jonathan, Carlos, Nicholas and Desiree Medina. Stella was a member of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart for many years. She enjoyed crochet, taking rides in the country, spending time with her grandchildren and she was a wonderful cook. She also helped to raise her grandson, Robert Medina. Rosary, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Boccaccio, John E.
John E. Boccaccio - Daily Times-Call - February 9, 2007 - John E. Boccaccio 76, passed away Feb. 6, 2007, in Canon City, Colo. John was born on July 15, 1930, in Trinidad, Colo., to the late John Edward and Tresa (Caligaris) Boccaccio. His family moved to Canon City when John was three. After high school, John owned and operated Johnnies Super Service (Conoco Station), and later retired as a lieutenant from the Department of Corrections. John enjoyed fishing at Blue Mesa, hunting, welding and tinkering with steel. John is survived by two nephews, Jim (Laura) Boccaccio of Buena Vista, Colo., and Jeff (Gaylene) Boccaccio of Canon City; one niece, Corrie (Tim) Guidry of Canon City; great-nieces, Heather and Felicia Boccaccio of Buena Vista, Colo., Cecily and Bailey Boccaccio, and Aaliyah Guidry all of Canon City; and great-nephews, Marcus and Clay Guidry of Canon City. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Jimmy and Charles. Funeral Scripture Service will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, at Holt Chapel of the Garden in Canon City, Colo. with the Rev. James E. King as celebrant. Burial will follow in Mountain Vale Memorial Park in Canon City, Colo. Family and friends are welcome to visit at John' s residence following services. Arrangements were handled through Holt Family Funeral Home.

Bodam, Myron D.
Myron D. "Sody" Bodam - Pueblo Chieftain - July 8, 2009 - Myron D. "Sody" Bodam, 94, passed away July 5, 2009. Sody Bodam was born Dec. 2, 1914, in Lakin, Kan. He served in the military in World War II. After serving his country, he returned to marry Wilda Mae Tindell. They lived in Lamar, Colo., where he worked in the automotive parts business. After a few years, Sody and Wilda purchased Motor Parts Co. in Alamosa, Colo., and Bessemer Auto Parts Co. in Pueblo, Colo. Sody and Wilda loved to travel and visited all seven continents, as well as extensive travel through the U.S., Mexico and Canada in their motor homes. They also loved the time they spent in Sun Lakes, Ariz. Sody was a Free Mason and loved being a Shriner. He was in the Covair Club, Motorcycle Club and, lastly, a member of the Mule Riders. He was Potentate of Al Kaly Temple in 1972 and ran for Imperial National Guard after that. He was on the board of directors of the Shriner's Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, and did many charitable activities on behalf of the Al Kaly Temple. Later in life when he could no longer ride his mule, he turned his attention to restoring Model T's, Model A's and other antique cars. He and Wilda were members of the VMCCA and the Southern Colorado A's. He won many national awards for his restoration of Model A's. He and Wilda truly enjoyed the Model A outings and parties. He is survived by his son, CD (Joyce) Bodam; his granddaughter, Chrissy (Ken) Palmen; his grandson, Rob (Heidi) Bodam; his great-granddaughter, Kailey Palmen; his great-grandsons, Tyler Palmen and Corbin "Bode" Bodam; his sister-in-law, Iva Nell McDaniel; as well as nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilda Mae Bodam; his daughter, Darlene Bodam; his parents, Jacob and Olive Bodam; and his brothers, Willard and Hugh Bodam. Sody will be truly missed by his family and all who knew him. Sody's family wants to sincerely thank Betty Robinson for her dedication to caring for both Wilda and Sody. "Betty you are the best!" Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, July 11, 2009, the Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel. Private entombment was at the Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Gate of Heaven. Memorials may be made in Sody's memory to the Shriner's Children's Hospital.

Boddy, Leatrice
Leatrice Boddy - Santa Fe New Mexican - April 1, 2011 - Leatrice Joyce Boddy Age 83, longtime resident of Santa Fe, NM. died peacefully on Monday March 28, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, former husband William A. Boddy; son, Gary Eugene Everts; and brother, William Wilder. She was born in Walsenburg, CO. in 1928 but came to Santa Fe as a young girl. She is survived by daughter, Leatrice Helen Beach and husband Charles R. of Bloomfield, NM.; stepdaughters, Cheryl Layton of Las Vegas, NV., and Linda Wheelock of Albuquerque, NM.; stepson, Kenneth Boddy and wife Maureen of El Paso, TX.; brother, Charles Dwight Wilder and wife Joan of Santa Fe, NM.; beloved grandchildren; great grandchildren; and nieces & nephews. A graveside devotional service will be held on Saturday April 2, 2011 at 3 p.m. at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 417 E. Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, NM.

Bode, Carl (Mrs.)
Mrs. Carl Bode - Colorado Republican June 21, 1906 - Murdered Instantly - Mrs. Harold Hutchinson Fatally Shoots Mrs. Carl Bode at Salida Monday Morning - With the insane idea that the affections of her husband had been stolen from her, Mrs. Harold Hutchinson, a pretty little brunette, shot and instantly killed Mrs. Carl Bode in the latter's yard at her handsome home on Wood avenue, in Salida, last Monday morning, at a few minutes before 9 o'clock. The ball from the 38 Smith & Wesson entered the chin severing the jugular vein, the victim wilting into the arms of a neighbor woman, to whom she had been talking. It was about 8:30 when Mrs. Hutchinson telephoned the roundhouse, asking if Bode had left on his western run yet. The information received by her was to the effect that he had. She immediately went to a hardware store and purchased a 38 Smith & Wesson revolver, put it in her handbag and went to the home of the Bodes. When yet a block away she saw Mrs. Bode talking to Mrs. Joseph Haley in the back yard. The infuriated woman entered the front gate, walked rapidly around the house to where the two unsuspecting women stood, and without a word of warning, took the revolver from her bag and shot her victim, the first and second shots missing their mark but the third found the vital spot and Mrs. Bode sank to her death without a word. As soon as the Hutchinson woman saw that she had accomplished her desire - that of taking the life of a highly respected woman - she coolly replaced the weapon in the bag, turned, and without a word retraced her steps around the house, through the front gate, down the street and gave herself up. She was locked in the city jail and Coroner Russell notified and word sent here to Sheriff Ankele. When Engineer Bode reached Brown's Canon he was notified that his wife had been taken suddenly ill. Wondering what could be the matter he pulled in the Buena Vista, where he first received the sad information that his loving young wife had been shot down in her own yard. He took an east-bound freight and arrived back in Salida at about noon, when he first learned the horrible details of the murder. There are several stories out regarding the cause of the murder, but none that are authentic. It is the general belief that the woman, Mrs. Hutchinson, had become temporarily insane form brooding over the separation from her husband. Both women, until very recently, had been the best of friends, and no suspicion of anything being wrong in the Bode family has ever been heard, although it is said Mrs., Bode and Mr. Hutchinson were good friends, and this, it is thought, is the cause of jealousy on the part of Mrs. Hutchinson, who brooded over the matter until she imagined that all was not as it should be between her husband and Mrs. Bode. Mrs. Hutchinson. The murderess arrived at the county jail Monday evening in charge of Sheriff Ankele.

Bodine, Rosalie
Rosalie (Manze) Bodine - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2009 - Rosalie (Manze) Bodine, 81, passed away peacefully on March 19, 2009. Originally from Allentown, N.J., Rosalie moved to Pueblo, Colo., in 1968. She enjoyed countless hours antiquing, spending time with her family, serving the church and doing volunteer work. She was a longtime member of the Pueblo Assistance League, PEO Chapter AU and a deaconess of First Baptist Church of Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband of 58 years, Earle W. Bodine. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Beth (Bodine) and Vince Jones; six step-grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Family held services for Rosalie at Allentown First Baptist Church in Allentown, N.J., where she was laid to rest, by the side of her loving husband.

Bodycomb, Emma
Emma Cornali Bodycomb - Trinidad Times Independent - April 20, 2012 - Wife, mother, grandmother -Emma Cornali Bodycomb, 88, of La Vernia, Texas, died Sunday, April 15. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Jeanne (LeLoge) Cornali; her husband, John Bodycomb; and her brother, Dr. George Cornali. She is survived by her son, John Cornali and his wife Ruth; her daughters, Janice Frutiger and husband (Gen). Rusty, Sandra Turner and husband Douglas, and Leslie Willyoung. She is also survived by10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 at Finch Funeral Chapel-La Vernia with a 7 p.m. rosary recitation. A funeral Mass was at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 19, at St. Ann's Catholic Church with Father Mariuz Lazarek officiating. Interment will take place at Holy Hope Cemetery in Tucson, Ariz., at a later date. Donations may be made to MaryKnoll Society, PO Box 304, MaryKnoll, NY 10545-0304; or Mercy Corps, PO Box 2669, Dept W, Portland, OR 97208-2669; or Juvenile Diabetes, 26 Broadway, New York, NY 10004; or St. Ann's Catholic Church, 14151 United States Highway 87 W, La Vernia, TX 78121.

Boeckner, James W.
James "Jim" W. Boeckner - Imperial Funeral Home - October 23, 2012 - James "Jim" W. Boeckner, 83, was born to Raymond and Frances Boeckner Oct. 14, 1929 and passed away Oct. 22, 2012. He is preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Barbara and Ardella. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Bea Boeckner; children, Kim (Greg) Pulis, Pueblo, CO, and James (Marie) Boeckner, Jr., of Broomfield, CO; Grandchildren, Devyn Boeckner, Blake Boeckner, and Abby Pulis; two nieces, Cindy Raymond and Darla Bullock; nephew, Dallas Bullock; and two sisters-in-law, Beverly Anderson and Anna Johnson. Jim was a member of King of Kings Lutheran Church. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. Jim loved fishing and cars, in particular his 1965 Mustang. Viewing 4 ' “ 7 pm Wed. at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral Service 11a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 at King of Kings Lutheran Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the King of Kings Scholarship Fund.

Boedecker, Lois E.
Lois E. Boedecker - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2012 - Lois E. Boedecker, 91, born Jan. 4, 1921, in Pueblo, Colo., and departed Aug. 21, 2012. She is survived by her children, Edward (T.C. Nguyen) Boedecker, Diane (Terry) Hart, Michelle (Bob) Hurley; grandchildren, Andrea Ayres, Melissa (Conrad) Ball, Katie Hart; great-grandchild, Jameson Ball; and numerous loving friends and family members. Lois, whose spirit was influenced by the lives of Amelia Earhart and Admiral Byrd, was an adventurer and explorer of life. She loved nature and always provided a helping hand and a smile to everyone she met. Lois left the Earth a better place. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Nature Conservancy through the funeral home. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 217 E. Mesa Ave. A celebration of life will immediately follow the service at the parish hall. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Boehner, Jess Harold Jr.
Jess Harold Boehner Jr. - Visalia Times-Delta - June 21, 2011 - Jess Harold Boehner Jr. was born on October 23, 1924 in Trinidad, Colorado. He peacefully passed into eternity on the morning of June 16, 2011. He was one of ten children born to Jesse Harold Boehner Sr., a rancher, and his English-born wife, Florence Smith. On June 12, 1965 Jess became the devoted husband of Alice Mae (Morris) Brown, and loving father to Alice's two daughters, Betty and Vicki. After forty-five years of marriage, Jess was preceded in death by Alice on April 29, 2011. Both Jess and Alice, affectionately known as Mamaw and Papaw, were cherished by their family and will be greatly missed. Jess is survived by his daughters, Betty Myers and her husband, Stan, of Dayton, Oregon, and Vicki Langfield of Exeter, California. Jess will be remembered as a fun-loving, generous, and affectionate grandfather by his grandchildren: Roxanne Burger and her husband, Ed, of Fairbanks, Alaska; Victor Myers and his wife, Jennifer, of Dallas, Texas; Tyrian Boggs and her husband, David, of Stockton, California; Matthew Langfield and his wife, Julie, of Goodyear, Arizona; Jordan Myers and his wife, Gretchen, of San Angelo, Texas; and Valerie O'Hara and her husband, Caleb, of Riverbank, California. Jess was also blessed with nine great-grandchildren and five great, great-grandchildren. Jess is also survived by three sisters-Billie Barnes, Ethel Wilson, and Gaylene Clark, all of Southern California-and by many beloved nieces and nephews. At the time of his death, Jess was a faithful member of the West Visalia Church of Christ. Jess served his country with honor as a platoon sergeant with the 128th Regiment of the 32nd Infantry during World War II. He was wounded in action in the Philippines and was awarded the Purple Heart. Jess was a man of extraordinary character and gentlemanly traits. The many friends and family members who will cherish his memory serve as evidence of how he conducted his life, how he treated others, and how he served God. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21st at West Visalia Church of Christ, 4525 W. Caldwell Ave., Visalia, CA. Burial with honors will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22nd, at Bakersfield National Cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to salseranddillard @aol.com

Boettcher, Sadie
Sadie Boettcher - Pueblo Chieftain - January 2, 2012 - Sadie Boettcher, 97, of McClave, passed away on Dec. 31, 2011. Survived by son, Paul "Buddy" (Carla) Boettcher; son-in-law, Ted Morgan Jr.; one sister, 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, McClave United Methodist Church. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Interment, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Collinsville, Okla.

Boggs, John R.
John R. Boggs - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 2009 - John R. Boggs, 84, of Littleton, Dec. 12, 2009. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary L. Boggs; and daughter, Jacqueline Marie Boggs. Father of John, Becky, Jessica, Bridget and Rick Boggs. Grandfather of Jon, Joe, Jim, Angie, Jaime, Tony, Eric, Kelly and Vanessa. Visitation, 4 to 6 p.m., and rosary, 6 p.m., both Thursday, Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 5303 E. County Line Road. Funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Friday, St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 6673 W. Chatfield Ave. Interment, Littleton Cemetery. Donations suggested to the Assistance Fund c/o Denver Teachers Club, Inc., 990 Glencoe St., Denver, CO 80220.

Boggs, William
William "Bill" Boggs - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2011 - William "Bill" Boggs, 66, affectionately known as ' Ox'  and ' Bullet,'  passed away Dec. 8, 2011. He was born in 1945 in Pueblo. He was preceded in death by his parents, Betty June Boggs and Beecher Arnold Boggs; Robert Basor, his biological father; and his brother, Edward Boggs. He is survived by his wife, Sharron Boggs; children, Trent (Polly) Boggs, Trevor Boggs, Tracy Boggs and Traci Way; grandchildren, Kasey and Troy Boggs; and sister, Bernadette Edmunds. Bill graduated from South High School in 1963 and attended SCSC. He played football at both schools. He worked at the Pepsi Cola Bottling Company and retired in 1993 from the DRGR/SP/UP Railroad after 30 years of service. He started working at the bottom, cleaning out boxcars and worked his way up to the top/ He retired as the Terminal Trainmaster. Bill belonged to Eagles No. 145 and BPOE No. 90. He was on the board of directors at the San Isabel Federal Credit Union. Bill enjoyed being with family, especially his grandchildren, friends. He also enjoyed football, hunting, NASCAR, golf, the new house and yard, the computer, the cabin, his Prowler and car shows. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was good-hearted and caring. He was a very wise man and had a wealth of information. He enjoyed writing articles to "Tell it to the Chieftain." Bill will be sadly missed by his family and his many friends. At his request, cremation with no viewing. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Mary Church. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to either the Diabetes Association or the Cancer Society through the funeral home. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Bohm, Henry
Henry Bohm - Denver Evening Post - January 6, 1899 - Death of Herman Bohm - Herman Bohm, one of the oldest mail carriers in Denver, died at the Pueblo insane asylum. Bohm had served on route A in South Denver for nearly ten years, when nearly four years ago he became eccentric in his actions and having acquired a strange antipathy to bicycles finally attacked a carrier who was riding a wheel. He was taken to the asylum but escaped. After creating a disturbance here over back pay, which he claimed was due him, he was returned to the asylum where he died.

Boies, James A.
James A. Boies - Pueblo Chieftain - November 2, 2005 - James A. Boies, 77, Fruita, formerly of Walsenburg, Sept. 27. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel, Walsenburg. Boies-Ortega.

Boisclair, Mabel E.
Mabel E. Boisclair - Alexander City Outlook - May 11, 2004 - Memorial services for Mabel E. Boisclair, 104, of Auburn will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 13, 2004, at Lakeview Baptist Church in Auburn. The Rev. Al Jackson will officiate. Inurnment will be at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Mrs. Boisclair died Sunday, May 9, 2004, at her residence in Auburn. She was born March 25, 1900, in Quincy, Mass., to John M. and Estella Mabel Edna Devine. She was a longtime member of the Wesley Memorial Methodist Church in St. Petersburg, Fla., and also an active member of Lakeview Baptist Church in Auburn. She is survived by one son, Charles E. Boisclair Jr., and wife Bobbie of Auburn; two daughters-in-law, Patricia Boisclair of Walsenburg, Colo., and Obie Boisclair of Burlington, Mass.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Boisclair Sr.; two sons, Robert P. Boisclair and Walter F. Boisclair. Memorial contributions may be made to East Alabama Medical Center Hospice, Bethany House, 2000 Pepperell Parkway, Opelika, AL 36801 or Lakeview Baptist Church, 1600 Glenn Ave., Auburn, AL 36830. Alabama Funeral Home and Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.

Bolander, Mary
Mary Bolander - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 2012 - Mary Bolander, 86, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 10, 2012. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Bolch, Nora Blanche
Nora "Blanche" Bolch - Pueblo Chieftain - September 9, 2009 - Nora "Blanche" Bolch, 94, passed away Sept. 5, 2009. Born in Amos, Mo., on Feb. 5, 1915, to Lottie and Will Horn, who preceded her in death, along with two brothers, Wilford and Loren Horn. She married James Harlan Bolch who preceded her in 1959. Blanche is survived by two daughters, Joan (Fay) Weeks and Lorene Carlson; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. Also survived by several nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Betty Barton; and brother-in-law, Leon (Kathryn) Bolch. She was a beauty operator for 14 years in the 1940s. She then went to work for JC Penney, where she retired in 1975 with 20 years of service. The family would like to express a special thanks to Wynwood for all its help. At Blanche' s request, there will be a private burial at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer' s Association or the American Heart Association in her name. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Bole, Calvin
Calvin Bole - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2009 - Calvin Bole passed away January 22, 2009 in Pueblo. Calvin was born February 9, 1922 in Pueblo to Joseph and Evelyn Bole. He was a veteran of the US Army having served during WW II. Calvin was employed by the Pueblo Fire Department for over 30 years before his retirement in 1979. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, B.P.O.E. Lodge #90, and F.O.E. Lodge #145. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, trips to Cripple Creek, and Saturday night dances at the Eagles Lodge. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Beatrice and his brother Joe. His survivors include his wife Anita, son Samuel (Ruth) Bole, grandchildren, Michael (Suzette) Bole and Scott Bole, great-grandchildren Logan and Alyssa, sister-in-law Aaronlea Bole, nephews Calvin (Donna) and Gary (Irene), niece, Leah Bole, his step-children Donna (John) Volk, Cheryl Fabjancic, Joseph (Marie) Fabjancic, Vicki (Randy) Constuble, numerous step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and several other relatives. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Rev Frank Proffer officiating. Memorial rites provided by Elks Lodge #90 and the Pueblo Fire Department Honor Guard. A reception will follow at the First Baptist Church.

Bole, Phyllis Aaronlea
Phyllis Aaronlea Bole - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2010 - Phyllis Aaronlea Bole, 90, Grand Junction, formerly of Pueblo, March 8. Callahan-Edfast Mortuary, Grand Junction.

Bolerjack, Charles H.
Charles H. Bolerjack - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 1939 - Charles H. Bolerjack, services Rouch chapel, Wednesday 10 a.m. Interment Fowler cemetery.

Boley, Russ
Russ Boley - Pueblo Chieftain - November 3, 2004 - Russ Boley passed away Nov. 1, 2004. Celebration of his life, 10 a.m. Saturday, Davis Memorial Chapel. Complete obituary on Thursday.

Bolin, Belva Marie
Belva Marie (Gordon, Faber) Bolin - Athens News - April 27, 2007 - Belva Marie (Gordon, Faber) Bolin, 84 of Plant City Florida, formerly of Athens, Pomeroy and Columbus died April 20, 2007 at home. She was born August 22, 1922 in Kenna, West Virginia, the daughter of the late George Henry and Canna Belle Gordon. During her working years, she worked in tomato fields at Letart Falls; for ' The Midway Market'  in Pomeroy; Bolins Flower & Body Shop in Athens, and as a commercial sewing machine operator at several different locations, most of them in Columbus. Belva was a member of the Springhead Church of Christ in Plant City Florida. She loved the outdoor life of camping and traveling, (especially in the western states). With many years of travel and living in at least thirty different addresses, she got to see much of this ' Great America'  we live in. She is survived by five children; Harold Raymond (Lydia) Faber of Weston Colorado, Wanda Belle Schuler of St. Clairsville, Leona Christine (Leon) Sauters of Pomeroy, Loretta Faye (Lee) Gilkerson of Millersport, and Deborah Lynn (Dan) Black of Plant City Florida; nineteen grandchildren; forty-two great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Besides her parents she is preceded in death by two husbands; Alva Jerald Faber and John Russell Bolin; a sister, Dollie A. Williams; three brothers, Russell, Robert and Fred Gordon; and a son-in-law, Charles H. Schuler. Funeral service will be Thursday 11:00 AM at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, 24 Morris Ave., Athens with Pastor David Johnston officiating. Burial will be in Clarks Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the funeral home.

Bolin, Lucinda
Lucinda Bolin - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 1983 - Lucinda Bolin, late of 1602 W. 19th, passed away Oct. 19, 1983. Mrs. Bolin was a former resident of Manzanola and had lived in Pueblo for the past 40 years. She was 82 years old. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Bolin, in 1963. Survivors include her children, Eva Wagner and Earl Green, both of Pueblo, as well as four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral service 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, 1983, at Church of Christ Christian, 29th and High, with the Rev. Warren W. Andrews officiating. Interment, Valley View Cemetery in Rocky Ford.

Boling, Louise M.
Louise M. Boling - Denver Post - November 5, 2004 - Louise M. Boling, 82, of Walsenburg. Born May 3, 1933, passed away October 27, 2004. Service Saturday, November 6, 2004 at 1 p.m. at Casados Funeral Home, 4750 Tejon, Denver, CO. Private burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Bolita, Jim
Jim Bolita - Pueblo Chieftain - May 2, 2010 - Jim Bolita, 85, passed away April 27, 2010. Jim was born to Joseph A. and Frances (Banta) Bolita, on Nov. 26, 1924, at Fort Lyon, Colo. He attended school in Las Animas and graduated from Bent County High School there in 1942. He loved all sports and particularly excelled in football, basketball and track. He was a member of the BCHS league championship football team in the 1941 season, and member of the BCHS State Championship basketball team that same year. Jim was named to the All State basketball team following the championship game in the Denver Auditorium. Jim joined the Marine Corps in January 1943. He was a member of the 4th Marine Division during the invasion of Iwo Jima and fought there for 36 days until the Japanese surrender. After he returned home in November 1945, he began working at the Fort Lyon V.A. Hospital. He married Billie Jo Montgomery on July 3, 1947. The couple had two sons, Paul and Gregg. Jim was transferred to American Lake V.A. Hospital, Tacoma, Wash., in August 1960. He then went to the V.A. Hospital, San Fernando, Calif., in 1962. He was at the V.A. Regional Office in Los Angeles for three years and ended his career in 1976 by retiring from the V.A. Hospital in San Diego, Calif. He continued his retirement in California. He leaves his wife, Billie Jo; a son, Paul (Sharon); a daughter-in-law, Diane; twin grandsons, Gary (Rebecca) and Mark (Nancy); a granddaughter, Lindsay (Troy); great-grandchildren, Andrew, Ethan, Nikki and Haylee; and a brother, Joe, who resides in Las Animas. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Gregg. Jim requested cremation and no services. Anyone wishing to do so may contribute to a favorite charity in his memory.

Bollin, Lowell
Lowell Bollin - Pueblo Chieftain - July 8, 2009 - Lowell Bollin, 87, went home to be with the Lord on July 5, 2009. Born in Westcliffe, Colo., on July 7, 1922, to Amelia (Kunau) and John Bollin. Lowell retired after 32 years of service at the CF&I. He is survived by his children, Ted (Pat) Bollin, John (Linda) Bollin, Joyce (Bob) Hayden; grandchildren, Kirk, Lacey, Lori, Ray, Chris, Kelly and Raeann; great-grandchildren, Aiden, Brooke, Kyle, Katie, Madison and Sarah. He also is survived by his brothers, Harry (Sue) and Charlie (Karen) Burbidge; and his sister, Roxy Newell. Lowell was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Dean; and sister, Wilma Brill; first wife, Virginia Ruth; and second wife, Mary (Ward) Bollin. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday; funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, both at Imperial Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Many thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice for its care during Lowell's illness with lung cancer. In lieu of food and flowers, please make your thoughtful gift to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1107 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005, in memory of Lowell. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Bollinger, Frank W.
Frank W. Bollinger - Trinidad Times Independent - April 22, 2010 - Frank W. Bollinger, 77, passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital on April 20, 2010, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Toledo, Ohio on Dec. 9, 1932, to Iva Mae (Strasser) and Harry F. Bollinger. He proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1953-1957. On July 22, 1961, Frank was united in marriage to Elizabeth Julie Baca in Los Angeles. He was employed as an animal keeper for the City of Los Angeles for several years until his retirement. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and the sport of shooting. Preceding him in death are parents, Iva Mae and Harry F. Bollinger; and daughter, Jeanne Bollinger. Survivors are wife, Julie Baca, home address; children, Frank W. Bollinger, Los Angeles, Jane (Mando) Valdez, Starkville; Judy (Ron) O'Donnell, Trinidad; Jennifer (Pete) Valdez, Trinidad; 15 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, with one great-grandchild to be born in June; brothers, Sonny (Jan) Tennyson, Calif.; Harry F. (Nadine) Bollinger, Calif.; sisters, Flora, Fulton, Calif.; Shirley (Jerry) Dansie, Calif.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Chrystella Weaver, Starkville; Joe Baca, Calif.; Catherine (John) Sandoval, Starkville; Ray Baca, Starkville; Christine Vasquez, Trinidad; Evelyn (Leroy) Valdez, Starkville; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. At his request cremation with private services. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home

Bollinger, Ralph Gwyn
Ralph Gwyn Bollinger - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 2009 - Ralph Gwyn Bollinger was born in Pueblo on Sept. 2, 1922. On May 27, 2009, he went to join those who preceded him in death: his wife, Dorothy M. Bollinger; son, Thomas M. Bollinger; parents, Gladys and Fount Bollinger; sister, Dorothy Cerny; and brother, Elvin Bollinger. His survivors include daughter, Dottie (Green-Lundblade) Cullen; son, Ralph (Mary Jo) Bollinger; grandchildren, Andrew and Alexandra Green, Kari-Elyn (Robert Edwards) Green, Juliann and Greg Sandoval, Elizabeth Archuleta; great-grandchildren, Isiah Gurule, Ariana, Jonathan and Jacob Lujan, Kaydence, Joseph and Izabelle Sandoval; sisters, Frances Swartwood, Betty Smith and Eleanor Ausbun. Ralph attended Central High School. He joined the Army and served his country in the European Theater during WWII. After his service, he returned to work at the CF&I, retiring in 1984. Ralph was an avid supporter of athletic events. He loved taking his grandson, Andrew, and granddaughter, Kari-Elyn, fishing and camping. His last years were spent in the loving care of the staff of the Veterans Nursing Home in Florence, Colo. The family respectfully requests in lieu of food or flowers, donations may be made in Ralph's name to the Alzheimer's Association in care of the funeral home office. Viewing, noon to 6 p.m. today, May 29, 2009, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2009, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Bolte, Katheryne H.
Katheryne H. Bolte - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2011 - Katheryne H. Bolte, Nov. 20, 1924 - March 9, 2011. Born and raised in Corinth, Miss. Graduated Magna Cum Laude in English from Mississippi State Women' s College. Preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, John W. Bolte Jr. Survived by sons, Karl (Kathy) Bolte and Ray (Victoria) Bolte; daughter, Karen (Ken) Ward; grandchildren, Chastity Trujillo, Chrystal (Ruben) Talavera, Jeannette (Shawn) Madrigal and Kimberly (Eric) Tapia; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Breanna, Lorenzo, Julian and Isiah. She was employed with United Airlines in Denver, Colo.; as a librarian at Hobart & William Smith College; as a substitute teacher and literacy instructor in Geneva, N.Y.; and was a secretary for The Colorado Division of Adult Parole in Pueblo. She enjoyed reading, writing, singing, playing the piano and spending time with her Weimaraner dogs. At her request, inurnment will take place 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2011, next to her loving husband' s grave site at the Fort Lyon National Cemetery.

Boman, Gary Reed
Gary Reed Boman - Pueblo Chieftain - May 3, 2013 - Gary Reed Boman, 73, affectionately known as ' BO'  to family and friends, departed this life April 25, 2013. BO was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Dorothy (McCoy) Boman; a sister, Gloria Lloyd; and brother-in-law, Jim ' what' s in it for me'  Salas. Survived by his loving wife, Judy Boman; son, Gary Dean; a sister and brother-in-law, Nona and George Nightingale; father-in-law, Octavio Salas; children through marriage, Pam Salas (Alex Trujillo), Leslie and Glen Greenfield, Johnny Bowling; seven grandchildren, Killian and Chloe, Noelle, Shelby (Zach), Anthony, Chrissy and Nicholas; three great-grandchildren, Tahvi, Suri and Brently; brothers-in-law, John and Robert Salas; sisters-in-law, Anita and Patsy Salas; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Gary retired from ABC Rail Co. He enjoyed all sporting events and spending leisure time at Cripple Creek and Black Hawk. At his request, cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 10 a.m. today, at Angelus Chapel. Repast at Knights of Columbus Hall, 1200 Acero St., following the memorial service.

Bon, Charles
Charles "Chuck" Bon - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 2010 - Charles "Chuck" Bon, 62, passed away Jan. 7, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents and in-laws. He is survived by his wife, Theresa; children, Jason and Bryon (Tracy) Bon; sisters-in-law, Joan (Tim) Acosta and Jan (Ralph) Williams; one aunt and numerous cousins. Chuck served in the army during the Vietnam War. He worked for the CHMIP for 27 years as an accounting tech 3. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, Our Lady of the Meadows. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Bonato, Carmella J.
Carmella J. Bonato - Trinidad Times Independent - May 28, 2009 - Carmella J. Bonato, 98. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 1 at Holy Trinity Church.

Bonaventura, Anne
Anne Bonaventura - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 26, 2012 - Anne M. Bonaventura, age 84, a resident of Colorado Springs since 1971 and formerly of Grand Junction and Silverton, Colorado, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at a care facility in Loveland, Colorado. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Anna Marie Lucci (Anne) was born on September 4, 1927 in El Moro Colorado to the late Peter and Julia (Lenich) Lucci. She grew up on a farm in Arvada and was a graduate of Arvada High School. She married John Dominic Bonaventura on November 21, 1960 in St. Anne's Catholic Church in Arvada. She was a physician's assistant and later worked in the cafeteria at Divine Redeemer Catholic School in Colorado Springs. She was a devout Catholic and a member of Holy Apostles Parish. She loved the Colorado mountains, fishing, hunting for wild mushrooms, cooking, butterflies, and making an unforgettable spaghetti sauce. She was committed to her two sons, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandson. She is survived by her two sons: Michael (wife, Gail) Bonaventura of Florissant, Colorado; Mark (wife, Judy) Bonaventura of Loveland, Colorado; granddaughter Tammy (husband, Mike) of Florissant, Colorado; and great-grandson Dylan Thoe. She was preceded in death by: her husband John, grandson David; and an infant sister Catherine Lucci. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 4925 Carefree Circle North, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80917. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the services at the church. A reception will follow the mass at the church. Private interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Anne always made others feel good and had a great sense of humor. Anne exemplified unconditional love and will be greatly missed. Blessed be her memory.

Bond, Judith K.
Judith K. Bond - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 2010 - Judith K. Bond passed away Dec. 17, 2010, in Pueblo. Judy was born April 5, 1958, to Manford and Bertha Turner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin D. Bond; her parents; and brother, Jeff Turner. Her survivors include her sons, Jeremy (Jill Alverson), Jerad (Jennifer) and Luke (Dusty) Bond; eight grandchildren; and her siblings, Gerald (Debbie) Turner, Dennie Coet, Calvin (Laurie) Turner and Pam Turner. No public viewing or services. Cremation, Davis Crematory.

Bond, Robert C.
Robert C. Bond - Pueblo Chieftain - February 1, 2011 - Robert C. Bond passed away Jan. 28, 2011, in Pueblo. He was born July 23, 1932, in Big Sandy, Texas. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Bond; his children, Carol and Darrell Haun and Craig Bond and Gloria Armendariz; his grandchildren, Jessica and Charlie Hall. At his request, cremation will take place with no public services. In lieu of food and flowers, the family suggests contributions in Robert' s name be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, either direct or through the mortuary. Davis Mortuary - January 2011 - Robert C. Bond passed away January 28, 2011 in Pueblo, Colorado. Robert was born July 23, 1932 in Big Sandy, Texas, one of five children to Fred and Lillian Bond. He was employed as a General Foreman at the CF&I Steel Mill for many years before his retirement. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, cooking, and gambling trips to Cripple Creek. His survivors include his wife Barbara Bond; his children, Carol and Darrell Haun and Craig Bond and Gloria Armendariz; his grandchildren Jessica and Charlie Hall. At his request, cremation will take place with no public services. In lieu of food and flowers the family suggests contributions in Robert' s name be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice either direct or through the mortuary.

Bonds, Monika
Monika Bonds - Trinidad Times Independent - September 09, 2011 - Monika Bonds - Vocalist, May 30, 1944 - August 13, 2011 - Monika says goodbye to the wonderful people she knew. She leaves you with these words from Jeremiah 31:3. I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving kindness. Memorial Services for Monika will be Saturday, Sep. 10, 2011, at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home at 11 a.m., with Father Don Malin and Pastor Ed Richardson officiating. Music will be by John Denigan. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

BonDurant, George
George BonDurant - Pueblo Indicator - February 15, 1936 - Burnt Mill and Sitton - Mr. George BonDurant, a brother of Kenneth BonDurant, passed away at a local hospital on Saturday. The community extends sympathy to the bereaved family.

Bonfiglio, Frank Anthony
Frank Anthony Bonfiglio - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2010 - Frank Anthony Bonfiglio, 71, passed away July 26, 2010 after his long and courageous battle with Leukemia which he fought with faith, until the very end. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Jennie Bonfiglio; in-laws, Joseph and Josephine Pantaleo. He is survived by his loving wife, Rosemary; children, Joseph (Kim) Bonfiglio, Lynnette Bonfiglio-Mitchell (Brian) Mitchell; grandchildren Gianna Lisac, Dominick, Joseph and Michael Bonfiglio and Ashley (Randy) Lance; sister, Josephine Hall; numerous other sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and many special friends. Frank lovingly devoted his entire life to serving his family. Together with his wife, Rosemary, they shared 47 years of marriage and raised their family. His happiest times were spent sharing special moments at home surrounded by his family and also in the solitude of the mountains with his wife. He was an especially wonderful papa to his four grandchildren, who were the pride of his life. Frank graduated from SCSC then from Denver University. He proudly served in the United States Army and later served six years in the National Guard. He was employed for over 50 years by Meadow Gold Dairy and retired as Branch Manager. Frank was most loyal to his faith, family, country, friends and values. He will be sadly missed by all who loved and knew him, especially his family. Please omit food and flowers; instead memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through the funeral home. All visitation and viewing today from 2 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., Shrine of St. Therese. Entombment at Roselawn Cemetery. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Bonforte, John
John Bonforte - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - January 6, 1987 - Developer John Bonforte Dies - John Bonforte, Colorado Springs and Pueblo developer, died of heart failure Sunday in Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. He was 88 years old. Mr. Bonforte built the Bonnyville and Belleville developments in Colorado Springs in 1946-50. He then moved his company' s operations to Pueblo and built the Belmont neighborhood. Mr. Bonforte donated more than 500 acres to the University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo, for its present campus and gave Colorado Springs eight acres for a park, now called Bonforte Park. He owned Bonnyville Supply in Colorado Springs and Building Materials Center in Pueblo. Mr. Bonforte was born Nov. 24, 1898, in New York City to Paul and Martha Bonforte. He had lived in Colorado Springs since 1942. Mr. Bonforte graduated from New York University in 1925 with the first aeronautical engineering class. He worked for the Civil Aeronautics Board in the 1930s, helping establish commercial air traffic patterns across the country. Mr. Bonforte served in the Army Corps of Engineers during World War I and II. He was discharged with the rank of lieutenant colonel. Mr. Bonforte was a board member of Goodwill Industries, a member of the Chamber of Commerce in Pueblo and Colorado Springs and contributed to Boy Scout programs. He had been a member of a Pueblo bank' s board and was first president of the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Colorado Springs. Mr. Bonforte was a volunteer with the International Executive Corps in 1966-68, traveling to the Philippines and Thailand to teach home-building techniques. He received an award from President Lyndon Johnson for his services. Mr. Bonforte also authored three books. He was married July 23, 1983, in Monroe, Wash., to Claire Jones, who survives. Other survivors are a son, Anthony of Delmar, Calif.; a daughter, Martha Schwab of Colorado Springs; a sister, Lillian Bonforte of Southbury, Conn.; and eight grandchildren. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grace Episcopal Church Chapel, 631 N. Tejon St., with the Rev. Robert Ihlefeld officiating. There will be cremation. Swan-Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave., is handling arrangements. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to a charity of the giver' s choice. Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 1999 - Our Past Century, 1954 - 1955 - Pueblo Flexes Blue-Collar Muscle - They Made a Difference - John Bonforte - Aeronautical engineer-turned-land developer John Bonforte lived in Colorado Springs, but in the early 1950s he came south for his next real estate venture - and the Belmont neighborhood in Pueblo was born. In building where others would not, Bonforte brought life to the prairie. The neighborhood now includes thousands of homes, the University of Southern Colorado (built on land donated by Bonforte) and a string of small businesses. Belmont's emergence also shifted Pueblo's development focus to the North Side. Back in Colorado Springs, the influential-and-wealthy Bonforte served on the site-selection committee that resulted in the city being awarded the Air Force Academy in 1954. Bonforte died in January 1987.

Bonicelli, Derito
Derito Bonicelli - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2012 - Derito Bonicelli was born on Dec. 21, 1918, in Tioga, Colo., and returned to the Lord on Oct. 21, 2012. He was born to Morando Bonicelli and Clotilde Cassini, who immigrated to Colorado from Reggio nell' Emilia, Italy. Derito grew up and lived in various coal mining camps in Huerfano County until World War II. Derito served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a master sergeant and served in the European Theatre. After serving, he returned to Walsenburg to start his family and businesses. Derito was an incredible baseball player and his team took the district minor league championship. He initiated the first Old Timers Baseball program for the youths and managed it for over 25 years. Derito served as the mayor of Walsenburg, Colo. and as the Huerfano County Democratic Committee chairman for a number of years. Derito was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Elks Club and Eagles. He owned and operated a Firestone dealership in Walsenburg for over 40 years, as well as numerous other businesses. Together, with his beloved wife of 72 years, Caryl (Ralya) Bonicelli, Derito raised six children. His love and devotion to his family and his wife were his motivation in all that he did. Derito, a visionary, ensured that his children were well-educated and prepared to reach their greatest potential. As a proud and loving father, Derito applauded his children' s successes while lovingly nurturing them throughout their lives. As a husband, father and friend, Derito was a loving, kind, caring and generous man. Even when working long and exhausting days, Derito found time to engage in prayer, always remembering from whom his blessings came. At the age of 93, Derito still enjoyed trips to Las Vegas. Derito is survived by his wife, Caryl; son, Harold (Nancy); daughter, Caryl Lawson (John); daughter, Debra Vialpando (Steve); son, Derito (Margaret); daughter, Janine Guardamondo (Ed); daughter, Celine; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by five siblings. A celebration of Derito' s life will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Viewing and rosary at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church. Funeral Mass to follow at 11 a.m. Reflections immediately following Mass. Interment at Imperial Gardens with a luncheon to follow at Holy Family reception hall. In lieu of flowers or food, please make a charitable donation to St. John Newman Catholic School at website www.stjohnneumannpueblo.com or call 719-561-9419.

Bonino, Martha E.
Martha E. ' Trudy'  Bonino - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 2010 - Martha E. ' Trudy'  Bonino, 77, passed away on Oct. 20, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; mother, Bea Diodelis; grandson, Andy Berumen; in-laws, Domenic and Florence Bonino. Trudy is survived by her children, Terry Gerk, Deneice Redmond, Jona Sloan Emch, Marty (Tammy) Redmond, Doug (Ruth Ann) Bonino, Andrea (Gabe) Bonino-Hernandez; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Carol Ferri. Trudy was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary No. 3367. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. today; and funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, both at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Bonner, John Allen
John Allen Bonner - Pueblo Chieftain - September 9, 2011 - John Allen Bonner, 84, passed away Sept. 6, 2011. Preceded in death by his wife, Doris Bonner; and son, Raymond Bonner. Survived by children, Roy (Joan) Bonner of Washington, Okla., and Robert (Nancy) Bonner of Cincinnati, Ohio; sister, Nellie Mae Garcia of Bryan, Texas; sister-in-law, Betty Ann (Lee) Petty of Florence, Colo.; grandchildren, Judi Zupancic, Le Sher Armijo, Kendace Bonner (Brad Farbo), Sharon (Greg) Eades, Carla Bonner, Mark (Amy) Brooks and Mary (Jorge) Aguilar; and 11 great-grandchildren. John was born to George Raymond and Mary Ida Bonner on Sept. 23, 1926, in Monaville, Texas. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. John married Doris Elaine Kelsay on July 31, 1946, in Pueblo. He retired from Petty Meat Co. after 38 years of service. John was inducted into the Pueblo Bowlers' Hall of Fame and attended 29 national bowling tournaments. He prided himself in attending family sporting events and was the family athletes' No. 1 fan! John was past trustee of Eagles Aerie No. 145 and a member of BPO Elks No. 90. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Jayme Montera officiating. Memorials may be made to Eagles Aerie No. 145 or Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation through the funeral home.

Bonney-Castro, Elsie C.
Elsie C. Bonney-Castro - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2012 - Elsie C. Bonney-Castro, 64, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 10, 2012. Preceded in death by her first husband, Joe De La Cruz Bonney; parents, George and Petra Martinez; and brothers, Eugene Martinez and Robert Martinez. Elsie is survived by her loving husband of 23 years, Manuel Castro; children, Shirley, Betty (Jerry), Joe, Gene, Marie and Maryann; stepsons, Michael and Matthew; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Eddie (Irene), Steve (Sally), Carlos (Val) and Johnny; and numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Bononcini, Richard Leroy
Richard Leroy Bononcini - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 2009 - Richard Leroy Bononcini passed away January 11, 2009 in Pueblo. Richard was born June 6, 1937 in Blackfoot, Idaho. He was preceded in death by his parents Mildred and Arthur Bononcini. Richard grew up on the Mesa in Pueblo before serving his country in the US Air Force. He loved people, and volunteered himself for numerous community outreach centers. He loved to buy and sell various items from yard sales and flea markets as well as educating people on nutrition and how to live with disabilities. Richard also enjoyed the outdoors which led him into becoming a beekeeper, organic gardener and avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed square dancing, golfing, rodeos, Bronco games, and making people laugh. His survivors include his children, Scott Bononcini, of Pueblo, Susan (Steve) Chryst and Terena Terrell as well as his grandchildren, Nicholas and Julianne, Sean, Serena, Scott and Sadie. Richard is also survived by Virginia Barragree, his ex-wife and special friend, his "sister" Evelyn (Terry) Blaher, Johnny Blaher, and Sherry Blaher. A celebration of Richard' s life will be held on his birthday, June 6, 2009. The family suggests that those wishing to do so would make a contribution in Richard' s name to the Soup Kitchen, S.R.D.A. (Meals on Wheels), to Friendly Harbour or simply to plant a tree in his memory.

Booker, Arthur L.
Arthur L. Booker - Pueblo Chieftain - December 2, 2009 - Arthur L. Booker passed away November 29, 2009 in Pueblo. He was born in Pueblo on July 30, 1929. Arthur served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was employed at the C.F. & I. Steel Mill for 30 years before retiring in 1978. He was preceded in death by a sister Helen Lemke, a brother Forrest Booker and a niece Goldie Lemke. Arthur is survived by his wife Beulah L. Booker; sons, Phillip J. (Randi) Booker and Larry L. (Brenda) Booker; sister, Mildred Brewer; brother, Raymond (Ovella) Booker; sister-in-law, Gladys Y. Booker as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. At Arthur' s request, cremation in the Davis Crematory. There will be no public services.

Booker, Forrest R.
Forrest R. Booker - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 2009 - Forrest R. Booker, 77, passed away Oct. 13, 2009. Survived by his wife of 51 years, Gladys Y. Booker; siblings, Arthur L. (Beulah) Booker of Pueblo, Mildred Brewer of Longmont and Raymond (Orvella) Booker of Pueblo; sisters- in-law, Lou Ruzanski of Pueblo and Willda Baker of Westcliffe; nieces and nephews, Susan Brewer, Valerie Doertenbach, Theodore Lemke, Phillip Booker, Larry Booker, Arthur Booker, Tommy Booker, Stanley Booker, Duane Hughs, James Brewer, Jennifer Kreutzer, Debbie Watts, Wanda Dietrich, Vanette Ruzanski, Carla Gradisar, George Ruzanski, Sandy Beizaee, Scott Ruzanski and Kirk Ruzanski; and numerous great- nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Goldie Booker; sister, Helen Lemke; and niece, Goldie Lemke. Forrest was born March 14, 1932, in Pueblo. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion. He retired from the rail mill at CF&I, after 35 years of service. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Service, 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Pastor Wayne Ward officiating. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pueblo Animal Shelter through the funeral home.

Booker, Ray T.
Ray T. Booker - Pueblo Chieftain - August 20, 2010 - Ray T. Booker, lifelong resident of Pueblo, Colo., passed away on Aug. 17, 2010. Ray was a devoted husband and father. He was born to the union of Arthur and Goldie Booker. Ray was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Arthur ' Buster'  Booker and Forrest R. Booker; and sister, Helen Lemke. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Ovella Booker; children, Emily Kae Mitch, Duane E. Booker Hughes, Martha M. (Gregg) McGuire, Arthur Leonard (Sandie) Booker, Thomas Ray (Jennifer) Booker, Stanley Vernell (LeaAnn) Booker; 13 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and sister, Millie Brewer. Ray retired from the Dana Corporation, after 32 years of loyal service, in 1986. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and was an excellent marksman. There was no challenge too great for Ray. He was an extremely talented gardener and those who knew him always enjoyed eating the fruits of his labor. There was nothing that Ray wouldn' t do for his wife and children whom he valued above all else.

Bookout, Anita Delores
Anita Delores Bookout - Pueblo Chieftain - May 2, 2012 - Anita Delores Bookout, 81, passed away peacefully April 28, 2012, with her family at her bedside. She was born Sept. 15, 1930, in Sopris, Colo., to Pedro and Maria (Amador) Mendoza, who both preceded her in death; along with three sisters, a granddaughter and three nephews. Anita loved being with her family. She was very caring and would help anybody in need. Anita is survived by her loving sons, Michael (Angela) Bookout, Gary (Antonnette) Bookout; a brother, Mike Mendoza; three sisters, Louise Mendoza, Grace (Bill) Thompson and Arlene Boday; father of her children, Ray Bookout; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. today, with rosary at 7 p.m. today, both at Angelus Chapel. Funeral, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Bookout, Duane
Duane M. Bookout - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2012 - Duane M. Bookout, 70, May 24. Montgomery & Steward.

Boone, Albert Gallatin
Col. Albert Gallatin Boone - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 1884 - Death of Col. Albert Gallatin Boone - Last Monday night at 11:00 Col. Albert Gallatin Boone, the last of the grandsons of Daniel Boone, died in Denver at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. B.D. Spencer. His ailments could not be definitely defined by his physicians. They were a complication of diseases super-induced by old age and the exposure and hardships of frontier life. The funeral of the dead pioneer took place in Denver yesterday, and was largely attended by the old citizens and the public generally. Colonel Boone was one of the first white men who ever crossed the plains, having reached the Rockies nearly forty years ago. He was one of the first Indian agents ever appointed by the government. He is was who made the treaty with the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians for the possession of this portion of the country by the whites. He was intimately connected with Indian affairs until about three years ago, when he retired from public life. At the time of the uprising of the red men when General Custer was killed Colonel Boone was called on by the government and succeeded in pacifying the Indians. At the time of his death Colonel Boone was 78 years of age and his deathbed sufferings were alleviated by the presence of two of his daughters, Mrs. B.D. Spencer and Mrs. Captain Charles Hobart, the husbands of both of whom are now in service in Texas and Montana respectively.

Boone, James D.
James D. Boone - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 2012 - James D. Boone, 59, passed away April 6, 2012. Cremation has taken place. No formal service.

Boone, Marc Allan
Marc Allan Boone - Pueblo Chieftain - November 7, 2010 - Marc Allan Boone, 56, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010. He was born on Oct. 12, 1954, in Tucson, Ariz.,, to the union of Billy and Mary (Barton) Boone, whom both preceded him in death; his mother, Mary, passed away Sept. 10, 2010. Marc was a talented screen writer and artist. He was obtaining his Masters degree in screen writing. Marc loved to ski, play racquetball, and work on screen writing. The joy and love of Marc' s life was his son, George, and daughter-in-law, Amanda, the bond they had was so tight. Marc' s grandchildren, who were his apple of his eyes, could do no wrong. He cherished every moment he spent with them, and loved them dearly. It was Papa and the boys. Marc is survived by his loving son, George (Amanda) Boone; his grandchildren, Blake, Dillon, and Keenan Boone; his brother, David Boone; girlfriend, Carrie Evans; special friend, GeorgiAnn Boone (Joe Giannetto); in-laws, Linda Boone, George (Marva) Morrone, George (Debbie) Morrone, Sharon Morrone, Nichol (Scott) Gorman, Jason McCandless and Beverly Dietz; several nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 4 p.m. Saturday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Monday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, with Monsignor Leonard Racki, as celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Booth, Arta F.
Arta F. Booth - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 2012 - Arta F. Booth, 107, passed away April 19, 2012. Survived by her children, Barbara Bohman and Richard A. (Barbara) Booth, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Paula Anselmo, Karl (Jeanne) Bohman, Kurt (Lisa) Bohman, Sheryl (Jim) Tapia and Eric Booth; and eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her siblings, Olive MacFarlane and Theodore ' Ted'  Buck; and great-grandson, Augie Anselmo. Arta was born to Philo and Kuce Buck on Jan. 30, 1905, in Rocky Ford. She was a 1924 graduate of Pueblo Centennial High School. She worked as an appraiser/buyer for Fisher Jewelry from 1924 to 1955, and from 1955 to 1995 at Harding Bulloch, where she retired at the age of 90. Arta did her own yard work until she was 101. In 2008, she was the Colorado State Fair Silver Queen. A member of First Methodist Church, 85-year member of DAR Arkansas Valley Chapter, and 65-year member of Adah Chapter No. 34 OES. Private burial, Valley View Cemetery, Rocky Ford. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2012, at First Methodist Church, 11th and Court Streets, Pueblo, Colo., with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Methodist Church.

Booth, Charles R.
Charles R. Booth - Trinidad Times Independent - February 21, 2013 - Charles R. Booth, 87, went to be with his Savior Feb. 13, 2013, in Canon City. He was born April 3, 1925, to Cecil Scott and Goldie (May) Booth, in Corydon, Iowa. Charles joined the Navy in April 1942. After his discharge in 1946 he joined the Army Air Corps, before it became the United States Air Force. Charles retired from the U.S. Air Force April 30, 1964. Charles is survived by his wife Reina E. Booth of Canon City; daughter Holly L. of Park City, Utah; son David S. of San Francisco; numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews of California. A private service for friends and family will be held Wednesday followed by a reception at VFW Post 4061 in Canon City, from noon to 2 p.m. Arrangements handled through Holt Family Funeral Home.

Boots-Salvatore, Beula C.
Beula C. Boots-Salvatore - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 2011 - Beula C. Boots-Salvatore, 88, of Canon City, died July 17, 2011. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, July 25, 2011, at Holt Chapel of the Garden in Canon City. Inurnment following at Mountain Vale Memorial Park in Canon City.

Boozer, Pauline
Pauline (DeGrado, Pruiett) Boozer - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2013 - Pauline (DeGrado, Pruiett) Boozer went to be with our Lord May 16, 2013. Born and raised in Pueblo and resided in Portland, Ore. Preceded in death by parents, John and Mamie DeGrado; husband, Bob Boozer; sister, Bernice Baker; brother, Sammy DeGrado; numerous aunts and uncles. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Alzheimer' s Foundation of America by phone at 866-232-8484. Service will be held in Portland.

Borcic, Ante
Ante Borcic - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2009 - Ante Borcic, 81, departed this life on Feb. 10, 2009. Survived by his four sons, Anthony AnnMarie Borcic, Joe Borcic, John Carol Borcic and Sam Tammy Borcic; sister-in-law, Marie Borcic of Croatia; sisters-in-law, Marie Giannetto and Angie Giannetto; grandchildren, Michael, Samara, Alicia, Briana, Nicko, Matthew, Alan, Brandon and Mitchell; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins in the U.S. and Croatia. Ante was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Josephine; parents, Nikolas and Elen Borcic; brothers, Joe and Milan; sister, Milka; brothers-in-law, Carl Giannetto and Salvatore Giannetto. Ante was born on a farm June 10, 1927, in Bilaj, Croatia. He was drafted into the Croatian Army during WWII at the age of 16. He escaped communist Yugoslavia by foot in 1957 to Italy, where he spent two years in a refugee camp. During that time he learned to speak Italian. He then immigrated to the U.S. in 1959, where he met his wife, Josephine, who emigrated from Sicily, while attending citizenship classes in Pueblo. They started their family in their mid-30s. He retired from ABC Rail after 25 years. He loved to hunt, build things and most of all, loved to make his homemade wine. He will be missed as a loving father and grandfather "Didi." Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. today, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, with the Rev. Father Ben Bacino as celebrant. Service to be held at St. Mary Catholic Church, 307 E. Mesa. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of gifts, please make donations in the name of Ante Borcic to: Okolitza Tamburitzans, 31447 Daniel Road, Pueblo, CO 81006.

Bordeaux, Dallas
Dallas Bordeaux - Pueblo Chieftain - August 9, 1999 - Our Past Century, 1962 - 1963 - When Camelot Lived, and Died - They Made a Difference - Dallas Bordeaux - Dallas Bordeaux, also known as Chief Eagle of the Teton Sioux, was born on the Rosebud Reservation, S.D., and moved to Pueblo after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. In a Feb. 16, 1955 feature story in The Pueblo Chieftain, Bordeaux was described as a former professional boxer who lost only three of 25 professional fights. At the time, he was working at CF&I and was renowned as a cake decorator. During the '60s, Bordeaux completed 18 years of research on his book, "Winter Count" and was a frequent lecturer on Native American culture. In "Winter Count," Bordeaux related the Sioux version that Gen. George A. Custer committed suicide at the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876. Bordeaux also was a native dancer who organized powwows in Pueblo and at the Colorado State Fair. He appeared in the movie, "A Man Called Horse." Bordeaux died July 22, 1980, following a heart attack. He was 54.

Borders, Virginia Mary
Virginia Mary Borders - Trinidad Times Independent - May 14, 2009 - Virginia Mary Borders, 81. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, May 19, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 10 a.m.

Born, Frances J.
Frances J. (Pisciotta) Born - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2012 - Frances J. (Pisciotta) Born, 73, born Feb. 28, 1938, in Pueblo, passed away Jan. 23, 2012. Survived by her children, Robert (Beth) Born and Debbie (Tom) O' Rourke; sisters, Carmella (Floyd) Scoggin and Barbara (John) Coulson; brothers, Albert (Marg) Pisciotta and Samuel J. (Kathy) Pisciotta; grandchildren, Julian, Dylan and Ryli; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by her parents, Samuel R. and Frances R. Pisciotta. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at Tabor Lutheran Church, 102 E. Orman Ave., with Pastor Cindy Josephson officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made direct to charity of choice.

Born, Joshua A.
Sgt. Joshua A. Born - Huerfano World Journal - March 22, 2012 - Sgt. Joshua A. Born, 25, of Niceville, Florida died Thursday, February 23, 2012, while serving our country in Afghanistan. He was born December 4, 1986 at Elgin Air Force Base, Florida. He was united in marriage to Megan Myrick on June 6, 2010. Josh was a member of the 549th Military Police Company stationed at Fort Stewart, Georgia. He is survived by his wife, Megan of Olive Branch, Missouri; mother, Beth Croft of Fort Walton Beach, Florida; father, Craig Born of Niceville, Florida; maternal grandmother, Nancy (Mike) Lave of Walsenburg; maternal grandfather, Henry Stelzer of Coeur d' Alene, Idaho; paternal grandmother, Meta Born of Winchester, Kentucky as well as by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relative and many friends. The funeral was held in Cape Girardeau, Illinois with interment at the Mound City National Cemetery in Mound City, Illinois with full military honors.

Bornschein, Glen Conorod
Glen Conorod Bornschein - Pueblo Indicator - January 23, 1915 - Mt. View - Glen Conorod, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bornschein was laid to rest in the Mt. View cemetery Sunday, Jan 10th. Services were held at the home of Mrs. Fred Esley. The Beulah minister spoke a few kind words of consolation to the bereaved parents and relatives. The beautiful white carnations sent by friends seemed so appropriate for the innocent little babe in the casket. Their many friends extend their sympathy in their sad bereavement.

Bornschein, Herbert
Herbert Bornschein - Pueblo Chieftain - September 2, 2012 - Herbert Bornschein died peacefully at home on Aug. 27, 2012, from chronic lymphocytic leukemia. He was surrounded by his devoted wife of 61 years and their four children. Herb was born in Pueblo on July 19, 1930, the fifth of six children, to Addie (Coleman) and Herbert P. Bornschein. The family resided in Beulah and moved to Pueblo when Herb was a young child. One of Herb's fondest memories was holding his father's hand as a little boy while walking to the Kingdom Hall. He attended Somerlid and Lincoln Elementary, Keating Junior High, and Central High schools. In 1950, Herb and Dora Milberger married and remained best friends throughout their long marriage. Herb is survived by Dora and their four children, Stephanie Vance (Dave), Juliann Feurerbacher (Alan), Nathan Bornschein (Gina) and Rella Abernathy (Rob); grandchildren, Brian DeHerrera, Cheri Palmer (Sarli Jayakodi), Christopher DeHerrera (Oryan Walsky), Taylor Bornschein (Joanna), Julia Feuerbacher and Brendan Abernathy; great-grandchildren, Willow and Aidan Palmer; sister, Marjorie Borton; and brother, Larry Bornschein (Jackie); brother-in-law, Dale Milberger (Zella); and numerous nieces and nephews. Herb began a career in glazing at age 16 and worked as a contract manager at Harding Glass before retiring for the first time in 1992. He and Dora then bought an RV and enjoyed being snowbirds for five years. Herb came out of semi-retirement as a glazier, specializing in vintage auto glass. Herb and Dora also enjoyed traveling and visiting family in Europe. Herb loved to work and was able to do so until the end of his life. Herb got his pilot's license in 1969 and enjoyed flying for many years. With his son, Nathan, he completely restored a 1947 108-2 Stinson airplane. Herb was an avid reader and particularly loved learning about history and science. Herb loved the mountains and the Ophir Creek area was a special place for him. He was known for his sense of humor, perfectionism, integrity, loyalty, and love and devotion for his family and friends. He was well-loved by many and will be deeply missed. Friends and family are invited to join Herb's family in a celebration of his life from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept.7, 2012, at the Union Depot. Parking is available at the rear of the building. Please visit www. Remembering Herb.com to share your memories. In lieu of flowers or food, the family requests that donations be made in Herb's honor for type 1 diabetes research at https://give.massgeneral.org/faustman

Borrego, Albert
Albert "Paco" Borrego - Daily Record - May 17, 2005 - Albert ' Paco'  Borrego Sr. Our loving and devoted husband, cherished father and respected grandfather Albert ' Paco'  Borrego Sr. passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2005. A longtime resident of Longmont, Albert died in his home surrounded by family members via telephone and in person with those most beloved to him whom he requested to acknowledge in his final hours. He was born July 12, 1906, in Clayton, N.M., to the late Francisco and Juliana (Salazar) Borrego. Two beloved sisters and two beloved brothers preceded him in death. Albert is survived by his wife of 74 years, Elvinia; three beloved children, Al Borrego Jr. and his wife Paula of Kaiserslautern, Germany, Rudy Borrego and his wife Maxine of Denver, and Shirley Tackett and her husband Bill of Longmont; seven beloved grandchildren, Nancy Borrego of Kaiserslautern, Germany, Ramona Johnson and her husband Alan of St. Leon Rot, Germany, Pamela Crull and her husband Bob Sanchez of Wetmore, Mark Borrego of Walsenburg, Ronda "Ronnie Boy" Borrego and Todd Tackett both of Longmont, and Terin Tackett and his wife Jennifer of Johnstown; eight beloved great-grandchildren, Alan Harley Johnson of St. Leon Rot, Daniel and Vanelli Crull, both of Pueblo, Jaelee Crull of Denver, Mark Borrego Jr. of Pueblo, Zack Borrego of Denver, Haley Borrego of LaVeta, and Tyler and Dillon Tackett, both of Johnstown; and four beloved great-great-grandchildren. In addition, several nieces, nephews and many friends, and one beloved sister, Celia Lomeli of Northglenn, survive him. Albert grew up quickly in Brighton, taking on a lot of responsibility at a very young age, to contribute to his family. Although he had little formal schooling, due to his family needing him to work the farm, his innate intelligence allowed him to excel in all endeavors he undertook, including schooling himself throughout his life so that he could be educated in subjects of his needs and keep up with current events.

Borrego, David Jr.
David Borrego Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 2012 - David Borrego Jr., 39, passed away Oct. 6, 2012. Survived by his wife, Regina Trujillo; mother, Catherine Gettler; father, David Borrego Sr.; stepchildren, Andres, Abreann and Angela Trujillo; siblings, Renee, James, Timothy ' TJ,'  Tisha, Cathy, Latisha (Jimmy), John and Guy; grandmother, Irene Peralta; numerous relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his sister, Charla Peralta; grandfathers, Ricardo Peralta and Raymond Borrego. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday at Holy Family, 2827 Lakeview Ave.

Borrego, Domnick G.
Domnick G. Borrego - Greeley Tribune - January 6, 2004 - Domnick G. Borrego, 70, of Greeley died Wednesday, Dec. 31, at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley. He was born Oct. 10, 1933, in Rouse to Alvin and Eloisa (Vigil) Borrego. Mr. Borrego married Neva Romero in Walsenburg. He later married Antonia Gutierrez in 1970 in Greeley. Mr. Borrego attended schools in Walsenburg and Denver before moving to Greeley. He was employed by Douglas Roofing Co. for 32 years before his retirement in 1997 because of his health. He continued to live in Greeley. Mr. Borrego enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. His family was very special to him, and he particularly enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors are his wife, Antonia "Toni" Borrego of Greeley; his children, Angel Salavar, Lawrence Borrego, Remedois Morales, Merci Hall and husband Dale, John Sarmiento and wife Violet, Angie Benam and husband Brad, Fran Flores and husband Sergio and Andy Sarmiento and wife Dawn; and 33 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Also surviving are two sisters, Rosemary Salazar of Fort Collins and Josie Benskin of Pueblo, and many nephews and nieces. His parents and two sisters are deceased. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First Church of the Nazarene, 2515 16th St., Greeley. Interment will be at Linn Grove Cemetery, Greeley. Friends may visit from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the Moser Funeral Service Chapel. Contributions may be made to the Domnick Borrego memorial fund in care of Moser Funeral Service, 3501 S. 11th Ave., Evans, CO 80620.

Borrego, Kenneth G.
Kenneth G. Borrego - Trinidad Times Independent - June 13, 2013 - Kenneth G. Borrego 1937-2013, son of Ernest and Zella Borrego. Siblings-Robert (Juli) Borrego, Evelyn Linda (Tom) Nelson, Anna (Dan) Trujillo, Kathy (Bob) Meddles, Jayne (Scott) Martin and Joe (Elaine) Borrego. Wife Joann, children Chris, and Kendra Borrego of Arizona. Passed away June 10, 2013, in Phoenix, after a long battle with cancer. Services are pending.

Borrego, Ralph E.
Ralph E. Borrego - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2009 - Ralph E. Borrego, 65, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 22, 2009. Ralph is preceded in death by his father, Raymond Borrego; brother, Augustine Borrego; and daughter, Berlinda Marez. He is survived by his children, Henry (Jerri) Borrego, Terri (George) Borrego-Lopez, Ralph Edward Borrego Jr., Margaret Ann Louise Borrego, Lawrence Sanchez and Christina Sanchez; mother, Fidela Vigil; siblings, Leroy Borrego, David Borrego, Margaret Vigil and Viola Chavez; and numerous grandchildren, nephews, nieces, family and friends. Ralph proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Ralph was very proud of all five of his children and his 25 grandchildren. Viewing, 11 to 2 p.m. Monday with funeral service to follow, Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Borrego, Robert John Jr.
Robert "Bobby" John Borrego, Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 2009 - Robert "Bobby" John Borrego, Jr., 17, has gone home to be with our Lord on June 15, 2009. Bobby was born July 8, 1991, to his mother, Selena Martinez (Ron Bustos); and his father, Robert (Crystal) Borrego. Bobby has joined in eternal life his great-grandparents, Lupe and Ben Martinez, and Pablo and Confinia Medina; grandfathers, Marcelino Lopez and Augustine Borrego. He leaves his memory to be cherished by his sisters, Lazette (Leonard) and Nannette "Sissy" Borrego; niece, Dezire; godson (nephew), Sergio Martinez; stepsister, Audry Madril; great-grandmothers, Mary Lopez and Fidela Vigil; grandparents, Joseph and Mary "Pat" Martinez, Joe and Rose Arellano; auntie, Nadine (Rudy) Gonzales; uncles, John (Diane) Martinez, Joseph (Deana) Martinez; godparents, Rick and Diane Ramos; special friends, Mike, Laurie, Brittney and Victor; also many other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Bobby loved to play football, basketball and video games that he played for hours with his uncles, cousins and friends. He also had a love for music and a special "free style" talent. His favorite color was blue and his favorite teams were the Tennessee Titans and the Denver Nuggets. Family gatherings and functions were Bobby's favorite pastimes. Bobby will be truly missed and forever loved by all who knew him. Visitation, 3 to 5 p.m. today, June 19, 2009, Roselawn Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. today, June 19, 2009, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, June 20, 2009, both at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Borrego, Zella
Zella Borrego - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 2008 - Zella Borrego, longtime resident of Trinidad, age 90, July 29, 2008. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, Comi Funeral Home. Officiated by her son, Joe Borrego, daughter, Jayne and Scott Martin.

Borst, Henry M.
Henry M. Borst - Rocky Mountain News - January 17, 1889 - Borst' s Double Life - Death Brings Some Sensational Facts to Light - Plainfield, N. J., Jan. 13 - The death of Henry M. Borst of this city, in a railroad accident at Pueblo, Colo., reveals the history of a double life. Borst went West a few years ago to take a position on the Denver and Rio Grande railroad. His body was shipped by Pueblo lodge, K. of P., to Wellsboro, Pa., he being a member of a lodge of that place. Before his departure Borst had paid marked attention to Miss Grace Randolph, the daughter of a shoe dealer of Plainfield. They were engaged to be married in the spring. Miss Randolph was prostrated with grief when she heard of Borst' s death. A sensation was caused Saturday when it was learned that Borst had a young wife living in Little Falls, N. Y., supporting herself by working in a mill. The news was revealed through an investigation by the lodge as to the proper person to pay the benefits due the relatives of Borst.

Borton, Allene E.
Allene E. Borton - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2009 - Allene E. Borton, 96, born on Sept. 3, 1912, in Pueblo, Colo., passed away on Feb. 20, 2009. Allene was a much-loved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by so many who will love and cherish their many memories of her and, especially, her love for them, including son, Richard A. Thomas Sr.; daughter, Linda Shasteen; grandchildren, Wendy Raso, Randall Thomas, Wendi Ingo, Missy Stocker, Chuck, Doug and Bobby Jones, the Thomas boys, David Jr., Mitchell, Michael, Douglas and Johnny; numerous great-grandchildren, great-great- grandchildren and her beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Vera Dennon; son, David Thomas; grandson, Richard A. Thomas Jr.; sisters, Vera May Rose, Harriet Lowe and Lucy Heywood; and husbands, Philip E. Thomas, Hugh "Jack" Borton and Frank Borton. In addition to raising her family, Allene worked for many years as an executive secretary for the Broadway department stores in Panorama City, Calif. Among her many interests, Allene loved to crochet; each newborn family member always received a pair of her special crocheted booties. Allene was devoted to caring for her many pets who knew they had a home. Many thanks to the caring staff at Sharmar Nursing Home for their concerted and continuous care. At her request, she will be cremated. No service. Arrangements through George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Borton, Brent Thomas
Brent Thomas Borton - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 2012 - Brent Thomas Borton, 48, passed away Aug. 26, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer. Survived by his parents, Ronald and Diane Borton; brothers, Ron and Craig; sister, Lisa (Tim) Biggers; nephews, Erik and Dusty Biggers; niece, Vanessa (Dustin) Demko; great-nephews, Markus and Mykah Demko; loving companion, Julie Bramer; and best friend, Dean Sandoval. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Warren and Muriel Eslinger and Frank and Virginia Borton. Brent was born April 16, 1964, and was a lifetime Pueblo resident. He graduated from Park Hill Christian Academy in 1983. Brent worked many years in food service and recently at the Pantry Restaurant and Gray' s Coors Tavern. Cooking was his passion and at the time of his diagnosis, he had been accepted into the culinary program at PCC. Brent was an avid Broncos and Rockies fan and he enjoyed supporting his nephews in athletic events. He always will be remembered for his caring spirit, sense of humor and compassionate nature. Special thanks to his caregiver and brother, Craig, Frontier Hospice, 5 Tower at Parkview, Pastor Rick Calhoun and special acknowledgment to Mary and Donnie Gray for being such good friends. Service, 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at First Methodist Church, 11th and Court streets. Private interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Borton, William Ronald
William Ronald Borton - Pueblo Chieftain - April 2, 2013 - William Ronald Borton, 75, passed away March 30, 2013. Survived by his wife of 55 years, Diane Marie Borton; sons, Ronald Scott Borton and Craig Cameron Borton; daughter, Lisa Marie (Tim) Biggers; grandsons, Dusty and Erik Biggers; granddaughter, Vanessa (Dustin) Demko; great-grandsons, Markus and Mykah Demko; brother-in-law, Scott (Barb) Eslinger; two nephews and one niece. Preceded in death by his youngest son, Brent Thomas Borton; parents, Frank and Virginia Borton; baby brother, Tommy; father-in-law, Warren Eslinger; and mother-in-law, Muriel Eslinger. William was born April 15, 1937, in Pueblo, Colo. He worked at the 20-inch rolling mill at CF&I Steel. He enjoyed his car club, the Outlaws, of which he was co-founder, and stripping and painting cars. William was senior advisor for Troop 22 Boy Scouts (Indian Lore). There will be no viewing. Funeral service, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court, with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church. Special thanks to Pueblo Care and Rehabilitation and Frontier Hospice.

Borzilieri, Josephine
Josephine Borzilieri - Pueblo Chieftain - January 2, 2011 - Josephine Borzilieri, 96, passed away Dec 29, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tony "Ham" Borzilieri; parents, Sebastiano and Josephine Bongirno; brothers, Sam (Ann) Bongirno, Charles (Theresa) Dase and Marion Bongirno; and sister, Antonette (Lewis) Pagilone. She is survived by children, Clara (Joe) Kambich and Joey (John) Crowninshield; grandchildren, Joe Kambich, David (Maureen) Kambich, Toni Chantos, Sandy Crowninshield and Tami (Jimmy) Perry; numerous great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Catherine Bongirno; also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Josephine was employed 27 years at the CF&I in the wire mill field fence. She enjoyed crocheting and going to Cripple Creek. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Private family interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Boschma, Phyllis C.
Phyllis C. Boschma - Skagit Valley Herald - May 4, 2010 - Phyllis C. Boschma, age 85, went home with Jesus on April 18, 2010 following a brief illness. She was surrounded by her family at the time of her passing. Phyllis, one of five sisters, was born in Trinidad, Colorado in 1924 to Clarence and Emma Robinson. She was married to Age "Angus" Boschma who predeceased her in 1959. Phyllis is survived by her sister Barbara Mahoney of New Orleans, her daughter Ruth Boschma Leonard of Mount Vernon, her son Vann Boschma of Lynden and six grandchildren. She will be interred in Boise, Idaho, finally reunited with her husband, "the love of her life," whom she waited 51 years to join in eternal rest.

Bosco, John L. Jr.
John L. Bosco Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 7, 2010 - John L. Bosco Jr., 62, passed away March 5, 2010. Survived by wife, Teresa L. Bosco; sister, Diane (Jim) Bradford; and nieces and nephews, Brian, Amy and Michael (Ashley) Bradford. John retired from Safeway after 32 years of service, and was a member of the Pueblo West Church of Christ. Funeral Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Pueblo West Church of Christ through the funeral home. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Bosso, Donald Alfred
Donald Alfred Bosso - Trinidad Times Independent - September 28, 2007 - Donald Alfred Bosso passed away September 26, 2007, at Mt. San Rafael after a valiant battle with cancer. Donald was born October 30, 1934, to Alfred and Edith (Girodo) Bosso. He was preceded in death by his parents, son James, and sister Nancy. Donald retired as a truck driver for Marty Feeds after many years having delivered livestock feed and fertilizer to many farmers and ranchers in Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico. After his retirement, he drove the bus for COG. Don was an avid bowler having bowled for over 30 years. He is survived by his wife Penny, son Mike (Robin) of Windsor, daughters Kathy (Matt) Mrace of Trinidad, Loretta (Russ) Jarrell of Porter, Texas. Six grandsons: Jake and Lyle Mrace, Brandon and Nicholas Bosso, James and David Jarrell. He is also survived by sister Barbara (Adolph) Sebben of Colorado Springs, brother Mike (Frances) Bosso of Fountain. Other survivors are aunt and Godmother Vera Cantoria and aunt Katherine Girodo. Don is survived by sisters and brothers-in-law Bill (Suzanne) Cahill, Bob (Diane) Cahill, Rich Cahill, John Cahill, and Virginia (Charles) Foster and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Memorial Mass will be held Monday, October 1, 2007, at 1 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial to follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Bost, William Clell
William Clell Bost - Pueblo Chieftain - May 7, 2010 - William Clell Bost, 74, Farmington, N.M., formerly of Pueblo, May 2. Daniels Family Funeral Services, Farmington.

Bostic, Ralph T.
Ralph T. Bostic - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 2013 - Ralph T. Bostic, 71, of Pueblo. Born Feb. 11, 1942, passed away Feb. 16, 2013. Survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Bostic; children, Robert (Chris) Bostic, Bryan Clement, Garrett (Sara) Clement, David Clement and Cassie (Jeremy) Perea; stepfather, Dean Mahan; father-in-law, Paul Renck; mother-in-law, Norma Renck; and Mary Jo Cesar; grandchildren, Jamie Bostic, Robert Bostic, Ashlyn Clement, Bryan Clement, Tiffany Clement, Mical Perea, Bjork Swope, Zennin Swope, Mia Pryor and Darryn Pryor; nieces and nephew, Riley and Alexis Taravella, Kimbery, Reese, and Jaydon Montano; special friend, Tom Williams; numerous other family and friends; special recognition, Lori (Rich) Naglich. Preceded in death by his mother, Alice Mahan; father, Thomas Bostic; stepfather, Darrell Watson; and ex-wife, Ann Pierce. The family would like to give a special thank you to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. At Ralph' s request, there will be no service. Cremation has taken place.

Boswell, Nellie M.
Nellie M. Boswel - Pueblo Chieftain - May 6, 2012 - Nellie M. Boswell, 82, was born Feb. 23, 1930, in Blountstown, Fla., to William and Bertha Cook Ramsey, and passed away peacefully at home on May 2, 2012, in Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donal K. Boswell Jr. Nell is survived by her children, Phyllis (Gary) Singleton, Veronica Hisel, and Donna (Jim) Singleton; grandchildren, Michelle (Jesse) Winters, Cindy (Matt) Koen, Sarah (Josh) Ridgway, Barton (Laura) Hisel, Sharon (Damian) McDougal, and Oliver (Ashley) Singleton; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Bethany, Liam, Christiana, Hanalei, Zion, Jace, Xander, Noah, Lily, Madison, Joey, Camren and two on the way; and numerous other family and friends. Nell loved spending time with family, quilting, church and southern cooking. She was an excellent seamstress, retired partner of B&B Interiors, and touched many lives. Visitation, 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2012, and funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2012; both at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home & Chapel, 329 Goodnight Ave., Pueblo. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Arrangements, TG McCarthy Funeral Home.

Botello, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Botello - Pueblo Chieftain - June 4, 2010 - Elizabeth and Evelin Suarez Botello, infants, were received into heaven by their Heavenly Father, June 2, 2010. There will be a funeral service at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 6, 2010, at Temple Ebenezar, 2608 E. 12th St. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Monday, June 7, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Botello, Evelin Suarez
Evelin Suarez Botello - Pueblo Chieftain - June 4, 2010 - Elizabeth and Evelin Suarez Botello, infants, were received into heaven by their Heavenly Father, June 2, 2010. There will be a funeral service at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 6, 2010, at Temple Ebenezar, 2608 E. 12th St. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Monday, June 7, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Bothwell, Buddy D.
Buddy D. Bothwell - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 2010 - Buddy D. Bothwell, 56, passed away July 15, 2010. Survived by his wife, Deborah Bothwell; children, Amy (Ken) Wood and Buddy (Gen) Bothwell, all of Pueblo, Matt (Jess) Bothwell and Amber (Andrew) Quiring, both of Canada; stepdaughters, Rachel Webber and Sarah Webber, both of Colorado Springs; sisters, Debbie Watkins, Jeri Bothwell and Leila Bothwell; grandchildren, Trevor Wood, Sherri Wood, Emma Wood and Maia Bothwell. Preceded in death by his first wife, Sherri A. Bothwell; and parents, Bud and Nellie LaVonne Bothwell. Buddy was born March 15, 1954, in Pueblo, and was the owner of Bud Bothwell Stucco. Member of West Street Baptist Church and Pueblo Tennis Club. Buddy' s family was his hobby and the most important part of his life. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday, July 19, 2010, Temple Baptist Church, 3030 Thatcher Ave., with Pastors Doug Morris and Waudell Maple officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Wayside Cross Mission through Montgomery & Steward.

Bothwell, Evelyn
Evelyn Bothwell - Pueblo Chieftain - July 7, 2009 - Evelyn Bothwell, 86, passed away July 4, 2009. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Private service will be held.

Botleman, JoAnne
JoAnne Botleman - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 2011 - JoAnne Botleman, 71, passed away Jan. 4, 2011. Survived by cousins, Helen A. Porter and Vernon (Marcia) Porter both of Pueblo; and good friends, Jim and Dot Sprague. Preceded in death by brother, William S. Botleman in December 1995; mother, Marion D. Botleman in November 1996; and father, Joseph R. Botleman in June 1969. JoAnne was born April 4, 1939, in Pueblo, and retired in 1983 from Pueblo City Schools after 21 years as a teacher. She enjoyed crafts, cooking and was a member of the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Order of Eastern Star, the National Education Association, Colorado Education Association and AARP. Viewing, 8:30 a.m. to service time Monday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Mark Hecht officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Light and Life Church, 2602 Second Ave., Pueblo, CO 81003.

Boucher, Wesley Warren (Dr.)
Dr. Wesley Warren Boucher - Pueblo Chieftain - January 6, 2013 - Dr. Wesley Warren Boucher, affectionately known as ' Wes,'  ' Boog,'  and ' Papa,'  81, of Pueblo, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Jan. 5, 2013. Wes was born and raised in Colorado Springs, and graduated from Colorado Springs High School in 1949, and Colorado College in 1953. He attended the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and upon graduation in 1957, joined the U.S. Navy and served as a physician in San Diego, Guam and Oakland. After leaving the military in 1966, he settled in Pueblo to practice urology, and at one time served as President of the Colorado Medical Society. Wes enjoyed golfing, travel, and cherished time with family and friends. He spent his summers in Gunnison where you could find him on his orange and blue ' Dan Reeves'  golf cart at Dos Rios golf course. In recent years, he found the joys of the Internet and spent many long nights surfing and sending golf and political jokes to family and friends. Wes is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years, Sally; his children, Jon (Lou Ann) Boucher of Colombia, Mo., Michelle (Steven) Gjerde of Pueblo, Paul (Kathy) Boucher of Parker, Brett (Jennifer) Boucher of Pueblo and Blake Boucher of Pueblo; his adoring grandchildren, Claire (Tony) Emmerich, Megan (Zach) Soper, Abby and Jon Paul Gjerde, Jenne, Andrew (Alix), Sarah, Becky and Wesley Boucher; and a great grandchild, Zach Emmerich. Also survived by two siblings, Stanley and Gary Boucher; as well as numerous friends, golf buddies and former physician colleagues.

Boulse, Anthony Bede
Anthony Bede Boulse - Colorado Springs Gazette - November 4, 1997 - Passenger Dies When Pickup Truck Crashes After Veering Off Highway - A teen-age driver reportedly fell asleep behind the wheel in a crash Monday that killed a 73-year-old Pueblo man on Interstate 25 south of Colorado Springs. Passenger Anthony Bede Boulse died instantly in the 10 a.m. crash when the truck he was riding in overturned on southbound Interstate 25 just south of Pikes Peak International Raceway, the Colorado State Patrol reported. Troopers said the 16-year-old, also of Pueblo, was driving the posted limit of 75 mph when his GMC pickup truck ran off the right side of the road. The truck swerved back across the road, rolling twice before landing partially on the median and on the highway, troopers said. Boulse, who was not wearing a seatbelt, suffered severe head injuries before the force of the wreck tossed him out of the car and onto the median. The teen, who also was not wearing a seatbelt, was taken to St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. He was treated for an arm injury and released. Patrol officials said the 16-year-old told them he fell asleep while behind the wheel. Late Monday, troopers had not issued traffic tickets. The Gazette is withholding the name of the teen because he is a juvenile.

Bourne, Cecilia
Cecilia Pichler Bourne - Leader-Telegram - June 11, 2006 - Cecilia Pichler Bourne passed away suddenly on May 27, 2006 in Sauk Rapids, Minn. She was born November 22, 1932 in Durand and graduated from Durand High School in 1952. She married and had five children: James Bourne, El Cajon, Calif., Toni Zinsli, St. Cloud, Minn., Paul Bourne, Manhattan, Kan., Sue Malone, Cold Springs, Minn. and Holly Klein, Winona, Minn. She is survived by her five children and five grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister and bother-in-law, Betty and Tom Stewart of Colorado City, Colo.; Paulette Davis, Evansville; one nephew, three nieces and a very special pet, Bingo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Julius and Frances Pichler and her brother, Robert V. Pichler. She was truly unique but always a private person. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. At her request she has been cremated and burial will be in St. Mary' s Catholic Cemetery in Durand at a later date.

Bourne, Mary A.
Mary A. Bourne - Tributes.com - March 2011 - Mary A. Bourne, 89, was born on April 28, 1921 and passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. Mary was a resident of Walsenburg, Colorado.

Bourquin, Peter
Peter Bourquin - Rocky Mountain News - January 20, 1883 - Georgetown - Mr. Peter Borquin, who it will be remembered was but a short time ago adjudged insane and taken to the insane asylum at Pueblo, died at that institution Wednesday. The remains have been forwarded to Georgetown, where the burial will take place. The deceased leaves a wife, son and daughter and two married daughters in this place.

Boustead, Charles H.
Charles H. Boustead - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 1999 - Our Past Century, 1958 - 1959 - City Undergoes Growth Surge - They Made a Difference - Charles H. Boustead - Charles H. Boustead died before dynamite and bulldozers finished boring through the Continental Divide during construction of the first phase of the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project. The project was still making its way through Congress when Boustead, a city councilman and tireless Pueblo booster, was named the first director of the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District. The organization was established in 1958 to manage the water project in conjunction with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, though it still hadn't received Congressional approval. Boustead, who was the industrial conference coordinator at CF&I Steel Corp., made countless trips to Washington, D.C., during the years before President John F. Kennedy finally signed the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project bill in 1962. He also sold his share of gold-plated frying pans to raise area funding support and awareness of the project. That campaign was a major effort during his term as president of the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce. He also was director of Pueblo Single Fund Plan in 1957. The diversion tunnel near Leadville was named in Boustead's memory after it was finished in 1969, three years after his death. Boustead was succeeded at the conservancy district by Charles L. "Tommy" Thomson.

Boutte, Betty Ann
Betty Ann Boutte - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2012 - Betty Ann Boutte, 88, was born Dec. 9, 1923, in Seymour, Ind., and passed away on Feb. 16, 2012, in Colorado Springs. Betty is survived by five sons: Norman J. (Marie), Lynn (Cathy), Ron (Tammy), David (Marnette), and Gary (Brenda). She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Joseph Boutte Sr.; and son, Dennis. Betty was a loving wife and mother. She raised six boys into wonderful men and did it with a loving hand and heart and a few threats of ' wait ' til Daddy gets home.'  Memorial Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1708 Horseshoe Drive in Pueblo. Arrangements by The Springs Funeral Services, Colorado Springs.

Bouzos, Michael Chris
Michael Chris Bouzos - Pueblo Chieftain - April 4, 2010 - Michael Christ Bouzos, 58, went to be with our Lord after a fruitful and full life. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Panayiona and Nicholas Bouzos and Toula and Nicholas Pappas; aunt and uncles, Peter Pappas, Harriett Georgeitsos and Christ Ginnoulis. Michael is survived by his father, Christ; children, Nicholas and Andonia; stepdaughters, Christy and Kari; sister, Mary Ann (Patrick) Siegel; mother, Toni (Sam) DeVencenty. He also is survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other family members. Michael was a USC graduate with a degree in accounting and business. He became a tax accountant and was employed at one time in Trinidad and later in Walsenburg for the school district as an internal auditor. He then became an auditor at USC and shortly after he began his own auditing practice in Pueblo West. He loved sports and was an avid supporter of Cleveland teams. Baseball was his passion. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, with Mass, 6 p.m. Monday, in his honor; both at George McCarthy Historic Chapel and funeral, 2 p.m. Tuesday, St. John Greek Orthodox Church, 1000 Spruce. Interment to follow at Roselawn. Please visit Michael' s memorial at www.george mccarthyfuneralhome.com. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made in Michael's name to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or St. John Greek Orthodox Church. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Bouzos, Sharon Lynn
Sharon Lynn Bouzos - Pueblo Chieftain - January 24, 2010 - Sharon Lynn Bouzos, 61, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 21, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Roybal Jr.; and mother, Betty Selcer-White. Sharon is survived by her children, Kari (David) Oborn, Kristi (Mike) Bernal, Nicholas Bouzos and Andonia Bouzos; grandchildren, Joshua, Danielle, Jessica, Andrew, Jacob and Dylan; brother, Gary (Linda) White; and numerous nephews, nieces, family and friends. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Bowen, Gordon L.
Gordon L. Bowen - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 2012 - Gordon L. Bowen, 78, of Northglenn, Colo., formerly of Pueblo, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at North Suburban Medical Center. During his last days, he was surrounded by his loved ones. He is survived by his wife, Kay; sons, Michael Bowen (Rona) of Tallahassee, Fla., and Ed Bowen (Char) of Loveland. Colo.; grandchildren, Gordon (Amanda) Bowen of Tallahassee; Jackie (Dan) Wrenn of Palm Coast, Fla.; Mandy Bowen of Grand Junction, Colo., and Cooper Bowen of Loveland, Colo., and a great-granddaughter, Caitlin, of Palm Coast, Fla. Survivors also include a sister, Mary Babcock of Salt Lake City; and a brother, Bob Jacobshagen (Jody) of Canon City; as well as nieces and nephews. Additionally, he leaves his beloved dog, Happy. No services are planned but there will be a celebration of life at a later date.

Bowens, Nancy Katharine
Nancy Katharine Hall Bowens - The Stewart News - March 20, 2004 - Nancy Katharine Hall Bowens, 84, of Fellsmere, died March 17, 2004, at Holmes Regional Medical Center, Melbourne, after a prolonged illness. She was born April 21, 1919, in Davisport, Ky., and moved to Fellsmere from Ashland, Ky., in 1970. She was a member of Fellsmere Baptist Church, where she was the pianist from 1975-1990. She loved to write poetry and play the piano. Survivors are her husband, Samuel; two sons, Kenneth Grant Bowens, of Baltimore, Md., and John Wayne Bowens, of Colorado City, Colo.; one daughter, Donna Shirlene Bowens Maxey, of Baltimore; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today at Fountainhead Memorial Funeral Home, Palm Bay. A funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Bowers, Vernon T.
Vernon T. Bowers - Pueblo Indicator - January 5, 1935 - Crow - The citizens of the community extend their sympathy to the Bowers' family for the loss of their son, Vernon T. Bowers, who died of pneumonia in Pueblo. The Bowers' family once lived in this neighborhood. Vernon was buried at Wetmore Sunday afternoon.

Bowie, William K.
William K. Bowie - Delta County Independent - August 20 2004 - William K. Bowie died on March 31, 2004. He was 77. He was born on Dec. 5, 1926, in Bowie, to William W. and Martha (Kretchmore) Bowie. He graduated from the Colorado School of Mines, receiving an engineering degree. Mr. Bowie served in the United States Army during World War II. He married Carol Hailey on Oct. 31, 1946, in Boulder. She survives. Mr. Bowie was a mining engineer for Allen Mine, retiring in 1993. He enjoyed gardening and reading. He is survived by his wife, Carol Bowie; three children, Kit Bowie of Colorado Springs, Bruce Hailey Bowie and his wife Kathy of Santa Rosa, and William Alexander Bowie and his wife Elizabeth of Trinidad; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Bowie of Hotchkiss; a sister and her husband, Catherine and Don Stokes of Sun City, Ariz.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Bowie was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Bowie; two sisters, Elizabeth Bowie and Ruth Bowie; and a brother, James Bowie. A memorial service was held on April 5 at Trinity Episcopal Church with Reverend Janet Rawlins officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Miner Pride, c/o Mike Vecchio, 215 S. Maple, Trinidad, CO 81082, or the Trinity Episcopal Church, 119 Colorado, Ave., Trinidad, CO 81082.

Bowlin, Nadine
Nadine Bowlin - Pueblo Chieftain - May 2, 2010 - Nadine Bowlin, 73, passed away April 28, 2010 at her home in Colorado Springs with her husband at her side. She was born May 2, 1936, in Brush, Colo. to John and Georgia (Kirchner) Jorgenson. Nadine lived in Colorado Springs for the past year and half and previously lived in Brush, Denver, Grand Junction, and Pueblo. She worked in the U.S. Civil Service for many years as an executive administrative assistant attached to numerous Air Force facilities. She proudly received many awards and commendations during her employment with the Air Force. Following her marriage to Dr. Damon Bowlin on Aug. 3, 1985, in Denver, she became the Director of his medical clinic in Pueblo where she faithfully worked for the next twenty years. Nadine will be fondly remembered for her wonderful sense of humor. As a gourmet cook, she greatly enjoyed entertaining people and was a gifted organizer and event coordinator. She possessed a strong work ethic, was an avid reader and a talented seamstress. She is survived by her husband, Damon, and her step-son, Jeffery Bowlin. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents. Funeral service, 3 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 2010 at the Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80910. Visitation from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 6, at the Shrine of Remembrance. Entombment will be at the Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may me made in Nadine's memory to the Danny Thomas St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (www.stjude.org), Nadine's favorite charity. Blessed be her memory.

Bowman, Allene M.
Allene M. Bowman - Pueblo Chieftain - February 7, 2013 - Allene M. Bowman, 85. Graveside service, 11 a.m. today, Fairmount Cemetery. Survived by husband, Don Bowman of Lamar; daughters, Lana (Dave) Coleman of Aurora, Lisa (Scott Duenwald) Bowman of Broomfield; granddaughter, Lexie, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Condolences at www.peacockfuneralhome.com

Bowman, Charles J.
Charles J. Bowman - Pueblo Indicator - June 15, 1935 - Charles J. Bowman, 79, a retired steel worker, died at his home June 11. He had been an invalid since 1930.

Bowman, Charles W.
Charles W. Bowman - Pueblo Indicator - February 12, 1928 - Charles W. Bowman, pioneer of this city and who for some years was county superintendent of schools, died last week at a local hospital in his ? year. (Age blotted out).

Bowman, Jennifer Lara
Jennifer Lara Bowman - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2012 - Jennifer Lara Bowman, 40, June 22. Callahan-Edfast, Grand Junction. The Daily Sentinel - June 25, 2012 - Jennifer Lara Bowman, 40, Pueblo, died June 22, 2012, in Denver. Services will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary, followed by burial at Orchard Mesa Cemetery. Survivors include her parents, Timothy Rotunno of Grand Junction and Janyce Rotunno of Pueblo; one brother, Taylor Peterson of Grand Junction; and two sisters, Shauna Shaw of Magnolia, Texas, and Jamie Rotunno of Rangely. Memorial contributions to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, N.Y. 10016.

Bowman, Judy
Judy Bowman - Las Vegas Review Journal - July 20, 2011 - M. Jewell "Judy" Bowman, 83, a homemaker, of Las Vegas, passed away July 17, 2011. She was born Aug. 22, 1927, in La Veta, Colo., and was a 49-year resident of Nevada. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel; mother, Leta Stone; father, Jack Stone; and brother, Jack Stone Jr. Judy is survived by her children, Jerry of North Las Vegas, Mark of Las Vegas, Cindy Myers of Salem, Ore., and Richard of Henderson; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Bowman, Julian
Julian Bowman - Emery County Progress - April 12, 2010 - Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, Julian Bowman, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2010 at home surrounded by his family. Julian was born in Cokedale, Colo. on July 30, 1933 to Andrew and Della Martinez Bowman. He married Karolyle Majors on Aug. 3, 1956 in Elko, Nev. In 1953, he served in the US Army during the Korean War and was awarded several medals for his service. Upon his return, he worked for the Utah State Road Department for several years. With the entrepreneurial spirit in his blood, he started Bowman Ready Mix, Inc. and was also an independent trucker. He ran a very successful business for more than 40 years. As a member of the Emery County Sheriff's Posse, he spent many days and nights helping those in need. Julian's favorite hideout was with the "Wild Bunch" in Joe's Valley with a stiff drink. In Joe's Valley "it was always 5 o'clock somewhere" and it always started with a shot of "Young Crow." Julian enjoyed jeeping, hunting, fishing, boating, and snowmobiling (Crash King). He is survived by his wife, Karolyle; son, J. Lyle; two daughters, Dolly (Drew) Wilberg, Deb Butler, all of Huntington; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents; brother, Andrew; sister, Shirley Mogensen; granddaughter, Billie Joe Butler. Graveside services will be held at the Huntington Cemetery on April 10, 2010 at 11 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home where friends are welcome daily. Friends are welcome to share memories of "Julian" at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net. Friends and family are invited to attend a luncheon at his home after the services to celebrate his life.

Bowman, M. Jewell
M. Jewell "Judy" Bowman - Las Vegas Review-Journal - July 20, 2011 - M. Jewell "Judy" Bowman, 83, a homemaker, of Las Vegas, passed away July 17, 2011. She was born Aug. 22, 1927, in La Veta, Colo., and was a 49-year resident of Nevada. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel; mother, Leta Stone; father, Jack Stone; and brother, Jack Stone Jr. Judy is survived by her children, Jerry of North Las Vegas, Mark of Las Vegas, Cindy Myers of Salem, Ore., and Richard of Henderson; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Bowman, Rae
Rae Bowman - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 2011 - Rae Bowman, 91, passed away Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Ellen Rae Whipp, to Russell and Mabel Whipp of Washington, D.C., on March 5, 1920, Rae was a longtime resident of the Colorado City and Pueblo areas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; and her daughter, Joyce (Joey). Rae is survived by her son, Bradley; grandson, Zack; great-grandson, Nick Vialpando; and Ken Bradberry, Rae' s longtime companion. Memorial service will be held in her honor, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Donations in Rae' s name may be made to a charity of your choice.

Bowman-Dorrance, Helen E.
Helen E. Bowman-Dorrance - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2006 - Helen E. Bowman-Dorrance, 84, born March 11, 1921, in Walsenburg, passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006. Survived by her children, Richard Bowman of Denver, Nick (Angie) Bowman of Denver, Jerald Bowman of Pueblo, Evangeline (Michael) Mondragon of Espanola, N.M., and Valerie (Arthur) Torres of Albuquerque, N.M.; siblings, Louie Tobin and Cora Romero; 24 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husbands, Paul Bowman in 1963 and Gilbert Dorrance in 1970; son, Paul Bowman; and siblings, Grace Rael and Paul Redcloud. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 9:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand, with the Reverend Father Ron Roche as celebrant. Private inurnment in the Mountain View Cemetery Gazebo Columbarium.

Bowser, Ruth
Ruth Bowser - Pueblo Indicator - January 15, 1938 - Mrs. Ruth Bowser of Cedarvale, Arizona came to Pueblo to attend the funeral of her sister, Helen Ann Dasher.

Box, Richard E.
Richard E. "Dick" Box - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2008 - Richard E. "Dick" Box, 70, of Sammamish, Wash., formerly of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 14, 2008, in Seattle. Dick was born in Trinidad, Colo., and was preceded in death by his parents, Nettie Iris and S. Charles Box of Trinidad. A graduate of Trinidad High and the University of Colorado, he settled and raised his family in Pueblo. He served in the U.S. Army in 1960, the Reserves until 1966. He was a Moore Business Forms salesman, then a stockbroker for Boettcher & Co. In 1974 he became a scrap metal broker with Luria Brothers in Pueblo, transferring with that company to Seattle in 1982, residing in Sammamish, Wash. Survivors include wife, Elizabeth 'Beth' of Sammamish; sons, Charles Box of Littleton, Colo., and Richard E. Box Jr. of Burien, Wash.; daughter, Dawn Pearse of West Seattle; seven grandchildren; brother, Charles Box of Rosemead, Calif. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, Faith United Methodist Church in Issaquah, Wash. The family suggests remembrances to the American Cancer Society, United Methodist Committee on Relief or a charity of choice. Arrangements are by Flintofts Funeral Home, 540 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah, Wash., 98027. www.flintofts.com for on-line guest book.

Boyce, Naomi Carlene
Naomi Carlene (Rorick) Boyce - Pueblo Chieftain - September 8, 2012 - Naomi Carlene (Rorick) Boyce, 86, born Nov. 3, 1925, went to be with the Lord Sept. 4, 2012, at her home. Survived by brother, Charles (Sherry) Rorick of Westcliffe; daughters, Bonnie Boyce-Wilson (David Wilson) of Sun City West, Ariz., and Janet ' Kelli Boyce'  Killen (Terry) of Florence; three grandchildren, Tammi (Bruce) Hitt, Justin (Becky) Stewart and TJ (Jennifer) Killen; six great-grandchildren, Jami (Brandon) Cone, Jenni Hitt, Jasmine Stewart, and Chasta, Jared and Kelli Killen; and two great-great-granddaughters, Madison and EmmaLea Cone. Predeceased by her parents, Carl and Allina (Simonson) Rorick; husband, Robert E. Boyce; sister, Vonda (Rorick) Baerg; daughter, Shirley Jean Boyce; and granddaughter, Sonni Rae Killen. Carlene was born in Johnson, Kan., and moved at age 10 to Fountain, where she rode her horse to school. She befriended many of the neighbor kids, one of whom she later married. She and Robert Boyce built a life and family together while running Boyce House Movers. Carlene did everything from answering the phone and writing payroll to driving trucks and hauling timbers, then went home and fixed the steak and potatoes and dessert every night. Her house cleaning skills put younger women to shame. Carlene was an active volunteer, including service as a long-term Girl Scout leader and supporter of school activities. She loved plants and working in her yard. She sewed all Shirley's matching rodeo outfits with beautiful pleats and sequins and made quilts for each grandchild. She was a skilled baker and cake decorator, producing confections for every occasion. She loved everything about Colorado, especially outdoor activities including fishing, hunting and camping. Besides doing her share of the shooting, she cooked in the hunting camps and made sure everyone had plenty to eat. Cousins, nephews, and nieces all remember her as a great hostess and favorite aunt, truly enjoying the presence of her extended family and friends. She loved sports, especially baseball and boxing, and she belonged to bowling leagues and card clubs. She was a member of Parkhill Baptist Church. Memorial service to be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 2012 - Naomi Carlene (Rorick) Boyce. There will be a celebration of her life from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Parkhill Baptist Church, 4235 Parkhill Place in Pueblo. She loved hats, so please wear one and join family and friends to remember her.

Boyce, Ronald
Ronald G. Boyce - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 2012 -Ronald G. Boyce, 65.

Boyd, Lola
Lola Boyd - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 2010 - Lola Boyd, 94, passed away Jan. 27, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Boyd, 1999; and sons-in-law, Norman Fitch and Ed Brickman. Lola is survived by her daughters, Barbara Brickman and Linda Fitch; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. At Lola' s request, cremation with no services. Arrangements under the direction of T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Boyd, Loyd L.
Loyd L. Boyd - Pueblo Chieftain - April 3, 2011 - Loyd L. Boyd, 64, went home to be with the Lord on March 29, 2011. He is survived by his son, Shawn of the family home; two brothers and one sister. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2011, Wesley United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Boyd, Mary Beth
Mary Beth Boyd - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2013 - Mary Beth Boyd, was born June 1, 1926, in Reading, Kan., to the union of Joseph Lawrence and Ella Torrence, and passed away Jan. 17, 2013, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by loving husband of 43 years, George; parents; sisters, Pat, Muriel, Bertha and Bernie; and brother, Robert. She is survived by her loving son, Tim; sister-in-law, Mitzi Torrence; childhood friends, Lucy, Eva and Wiladee; close friends, Rudeel Smith, Ruthann Gillispie, Annette Boyd and Karen Carey. Mary Beth and her sisters, Pat and Bertha ' Bug,'  performed trick riding and trick roping. Mary Beth performed for the U.S.O. during World War II. She worked as an inspector at Dana Corporation. She loved all of God' s creatures. ' If the animals are valuable to God, then the animals should be valuable to us,'  per Mary Beth. In lieu of sympathy cards, flowers or food, please open your heart and home to a homeless animal. If you are unable to do so, please donate time or memorial contributions to a local animal shelter. The family would like to thank the Pavilion staff for their loving care of Mary Beth. Viewing, noon to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. Funeral service, 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, both at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Boyd, Shawn Alan
Shawn Alan Boyd - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 2013 - Shawn Alan Boyd. Memorial service, 2 p.m. today, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Boydstun, Jonathan
Jonathan Paul Boydstun - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2013 - Jonathan Paul Boydstun, 56, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 11, 2013. A lifetime Puebloan, he was born Nov. 12, 1956, to the union of Clinton and Ermma (Nickols) Boydstun. He was affectionately known as ' Bronco John' . He served in the U.S. Army from 1979 to1985, attaining the rank of sergeant. Preceded in death by Clinton Boydstun and Alma Rector. Jonathan is survived by his wife, Denise Talbert-Boydstun; his mother-in-law, Ruby Judd; sister, Dorothy (Stanley) Johnson; and other loving relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place in the Angelus Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday Jan. 23, 2013, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4720 Surfwood Lane. Interment to follow at Ft. Lyon National Cemetery.

Boyer, Anna Ruth M.
Anna Ruth M. Boyer - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 2010 - Anna Ruth M. Boyer, 72, of Beulah, went to be with her heavenly father on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. Anna was born on Sept. 8, 1926 in Wurzburg, Germany, to Eugen and Frieda Strobl. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 42 years, Robert J. Boyer Sr.; her infant son, Mark Eugene Boyer; her parents; and her brothers, Alfred and Gunther. Anna is survived by her children, Jane Anne Boyer-Craft and her husband, Tommy of Opelika, Ala., Robert J. Boyer Jr. of Pueblo, Julia Ann M. Lord and her husband, Jay of Beulah; Richard J. Boyer and his wife, Jackie of Dearborn Mich.; grandchildren, Robert J. Boyer III, Anna R. Boyer and Simon J. Boyer. She also is survived by her sister, Eliesabeth Schreyer; and nephews. Anna was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her love of cooking and baking brought joy to many people. She and her husband operated Dunkin' Donuts in Pueblo for 17 years. She also enjoyed working at the Colorado and Texas renaissance festivals with her husband. The family will greet friends from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Rosary will follow at 6 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 8800 Maryknoll Blvd., Beulah. In lieu of food and flowers, please make donations in her name to your favorite charity. Funeral arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Boyer, David (Dr.)
David Boyer - Wet Mountain Tribune - September 26, 2002 - Peaks of the Past - 25 Years Ago - 1977 - Funeral services will be held today in Pueblo for Dr. David Boyer, 72, of Pueblo. He had extensive ranching interests in the Wet Mountain Valley.

Boykin, John A.
John A. ' Jack'  Boykin - Pueblo Chieftain - December 8, 2011 - John A. ' Jack'  Boykin, 84, passed away Dec. 6, 2011, in Pueblo. Jack was a graduate of University of Georgia, Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, a World War II U.S. Navy Veteran and a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves. Jack has been a Pueblo resident since 2001, where he and Jane moved from Georgia to be closer to family. Most recently he was a resident of Primrose Retirement Community where he loved the staff and his many friends. Special thanks to all at Primrose for their loving care and friendship of Jack. Jack is survived by his wife, Jane; sons, Steve and Dave (Sheila) Boykin; as well as his four granddaughters, Rachel, JoJo, Jessie, and Camie Boykin. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood Lane, with Rev. Mark Crates officiating. Entombment will follow in the King of Kings Columbarium. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorial may be made to King of Kings Lutheran Church or to Sangre de Cristo Hospice where Jack spent his final hours in capable and caring hands. Family and friends welcome at 1119 Candytuft Blvd. immediately following the services.

Boyles, Cecil (Mrs.)
Mrs. Cecil Boyles - Pueblo Indicator - March 6, 1948 - East County Line - A large crowd attended funeral services Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Cecil Boyles. The entire community extends sympathy to Mr. Boyles, her mother, Mrs. Robertson, and other relatives.

Boyte, Jessie Lee Jr.
Jessie Lee Boyte Jr. - The Natchez Democrat - October 16, 2008 - Services for Jessie Lee Boyte Jr., 50, who died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Laird Funeral Home Union Street Chapel with the Rev. Del Loy officiating. Burial will follow at the Natchez City Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Boyte was born Sept. 18, 1958, in Natchez, the son of Jessie Lee and Geneva Boyte Sr. He was formerly employed by Holsum Bakery for many years prior to moving to Zachary where he was employed by Superior Ford. Jessie enjoyed jamming out and playing golf. Survivors include three daughters, Dee Boyte, Melissa Boyte and Michelle Boyte, all of Natchez; one grandson, Austin Boyte; fiancΓ©e, Rhonda Willingham of Baton Rouge; special friend, Sandy Boyte; five sisters, Sandra Dyess and husband, Marc, both of Baton Rouge, Judy Bush and husband, Jerry, both of Alexandria, Debra Blackwell and husband, Buddy, both of Meadville, Patricia Yates and husband, Charlie, and Darlene Cain and husband, Roger, all of Natchez; two brothers, Ronnie Boyte and wife, Arlyn, both of Trinidad, Colo., and Mike Boyte and wife, Maxine, both of Jackson; and two special nieces, Nikki and Amanda. Pallbearers will be Wayne Tullos, Jerry Williams, Clark Jackson, Brady Mallory, Leo Saucier and John Fox. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or a charity of choice.

Bozaich, Catherine Kay
Catherine "Kay" Bozaich - Pueblo Chieftain - April 4, 2010 - Catherine "Kay" Bozaich, 90, passed away April 1, 2010. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Fred Bozaich; sister-in-law, Harriett (Wally) Anderson; aunt, Dorothy Cernac; and numerous nieces and nephews. Catherine was preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Jennie Hoody; sister, Virginia Sabo; brother-in-law, Stanley Bozaich and sister-in-law, Albina (Charles) Feldhaus. Catherine was a member of St. Mary Church for 70 years. Visitation, 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Bozaich, Fred J.
Fred J. Bozaich - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 2013 - Fred J. Bozaich, 92, a native Puebloan, passed away on March 9, 2013, in Lincoln, Calif., where he had lived since Jan. 1, 2012, with his sister and brother-in-law. Fred was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Kay; his parents, Mary and Joseph Bozaich; sister, Albina (Charles) Feldhaus; and brother, Stan Bozaich. He is survived by his sister, Harriett (Wally) Anderson; aunt, Dorothy Cernac; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Fred was a proud member of St. Mary Church and truly enjoyed living in Pueblo. His baseball career in Pueblo was a highlight of his life. He and his brother, Stan, played for the Pepper Furniture semi-pro team with and against many special friends from his church and his neighborhood. He signed a professional baseball contract with the Texas League, but was drafted and entered World War II. He was a soldier of the elite 3rd Infantry Division, and fought in French Morocco, Sicily, Italy, France and Germany. During his years of foreign service, he took part in many campaigns including the battle for the Anzio Beachhead and the capture of Hitler' s Eagles' Nest at Berchtesgaden. His decorations include the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, the American Defense Service Medal, the Distinguished Unit Citation, the European Theatre Bronze Service Arrowhead and the Croix de Guerre of France. Fred' s baseball dream was somewhat realized when he was the center fielder for the Marne Nine, the 3rd Infantry Division' s baseball team. There were ten professional baseball players on the team, including Gil Dobbs, Bob Savage and the famous Cal McLish. He is fondly remembered by family and friends for his love of life and his wonderful sense of humor. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, St. Mary Church with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Bozart, Charles
Charles Bozart - Pueblo Indicator - October 10, 1925 - Avondale - A telegram from California brought the sad news of the death of Charles Bozart, who was one of this community for years past. Particulars as to his last illness haven' t yet been received. We extend sympathy to his relatives and many friends.

Bozell, Josephine
Josephine Bozell - Pueblo Chieftain - April 1, 2008 - Josephine Bozell, 90, born in Okeene, Okla., passed away March 27, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bozell. Survived by her children, Kay (Don) Novak, Ken (Donna) Bozell; grandchildren, Brenda Novak, Cindy Lammey, Debby (Mark) Inhulsen; great-grandchildren, Donyelle Inhulsen, Kayla Lammey, and Darcye Inhulsen. Josephine and Robert owned Lake Isabel Lodge from 1955 to 1972. Josephine loved baking pies. She lived in Colorado City for 15 years and the last 10 years in Denver. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, and vigil service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Christ the King Church.

Braddock, Harry
Harry Braddock - Yuma Pioneer - October 16, 1914 - Three Die in Wreck - Twenty-Ton Rock Demolishes Train at Grand Junction - Fourteen Others Seriously Hurt When Boulder Smashes Two Cars on Rio Grande Road - Grand Junction - Three persons were killed and fourteen others seriously injured when a twenty-ton boulder crashed 100 feet into the day coach and smoker of westbound passenger train No. 3, eighteen miles east of this city. The heavy missile is believed to have been loosened from the cliff by frost. It was preceded by a smaller boulder which struck the coupling between the tender and smoker, parting the train. Automatic air brakes brought the separated section to a stop. A moment later the massive rock was catapulted upon the smoker and day coach. The two cars, despite their all-steel construction, were crushed to bits. The dead: H. R. Hollingsbery, Pueblo, traveling salesman; Thomas C. Linkens, Grand Junction, branch manager Ridenour Baker Grocery Company; Harry Braddock, Chicago. The seriously injured: Ralph Arthur Cox, marine recruit, Boulder, en route to San Francisco, head gashed, left leg crushed, rib fractured, hands bruised; Adna Bratingham, Alliance, Ohio, badly bruised and nervous shock; Emmett Abbott, Sacramento, left ear torn off, severe bruises; Mrs. Stella Maynard, Fruita, Colo., forehead gashed; Audrey Harrington, her daughter, scalp lacerated; W. E. Lewis, Roberts, Idaho, severe bruises; Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Black, Atkinson, Ill., arms bruised, nervous shock, minor injuries; Richard Mackay, Alhambra, Cal., left arm and wrist bruised; D. F. Wilson, Brazil, Ind., side hurt; Falcom Joslin, Fairbanks, Alaska, hip bruised; E. V. Springer, Denver, right shoulder bruised; Mrs. Lizzie Anderson, Grand Junction, nervous shock; Mrs. F. A. Selinger, Salida, hip and head bruised. Railroad men are unable to explain how the other occupants of the car escaped with their lives. Despite the destruction of the two cars, at least twenty men, women and children escaped practically unhurt. At the point where the wreck occurred, the tracks closely parallel the Grand river and cliffs, from which the huge boulder fell, rise sheer hundreds of feet above the river bank. Much of the wreckage of the two cars was plunged into the swift mountain stream. Note: Harold Hollingsberry was buried in Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo, Colorado.

Bradfield, R. S.
R. S. Bradfield - Pueblo Indicator - June 22, 1935 - Fatal Auto Accident - R. S. Bradfield and E. A. Ellis, businessmen of Denver, were killed in an automobile accident last Monday morning, June 17, about 10 miles north of Pueblo when their car upset in passing a truck. Both men were rushed to St. Mary' s hospital. That section of the Pueblo-Colorado Springs road has been the scene of many bad accidents.

Bradford, Evelyn
Evelyn Bradford - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 2013 - Evelyn Bradford, 91, passed away March 14, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald. Survived by her children, Ronald (Barbara) Bradford, Sue (Tom) McAvoy, Jim (Diane) Bradford, Cheryl (Phil) Stephan and Janet Harford; brother, Delbert Olson; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At her request, cremation with no services. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Bradford, M. J. (Mrs.)
Mrs. M. J. Bradford - Sierra Journal - January 19, 1882 - Mrs. Bradford, wife of Judge M.J. Bradford, died at Pueblo on the 14th.

Bradford, Muriel
Muriel (Kitchen) Bradford - Mail Tribune - March 24, 2001 - The graveside service for Muriel Bradford will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday at Siskiyou Memorial Park. Mrs. Bradford, 93, of Medford, died Thursday (March 22, 2001) at Medford Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Community Health Foundation, Hospice, 1111 Crater Lake Ave., Medford, OR 97504. She was born Muriel Kitchen on Dec. 2, 1907, in La Veta, Colo. On Sept. 23, 1936, in Tijuana, Mexico, she married Robert Bradford, who survives. They moved to the Rogue Valley in 1937 from Pomona, Calif. Mrs. Bradford was a homemaker. She worked at Newberry's for 18 years as a sales clerk. She donated blood on a regular basis to hospitals and the American Red Cross. Mrs. Bradford enjoyed traveling, quilting, gardening and cooking. Survivors, in addition to her husband, include two daughters, Elaine Pardee, Ashland, and Roberta Taylor, Brookings; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Elden Falk; and a brother.

Bradish, Marie
Marie Bradish - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 2012 - Marie Bradish, 93, born in Pueblo in 1919, and passed away April 16, 2012, in Carmel, Calif. She was preceded in death by parents, Gregor and Mary Paulovec; sister, Zita Jacketta; brother, Gregory Paulovec; and husband, William Bradish. Marie is survived by brother, Jack Paulovec; daughter, Cynthia Beam; son, William Bradish Jr.; granddaughters, Tamara St. John and Laurel Roemer. Memorial service, 11 a.m. April 23, 2012, George McCarthy Chapel. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum.

Bradley, Mr.
Mr. Bradley - Rocky Mountain News - April 11, 1882 - The State at Large - A young man named Bradley, employed until lately at the Pueblo Smelting Works, has died from lead poisoning.

Bradshaw, Bruce M.
Bruce M. Bradshaw - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 2010 - Bruce M. Bradshaw, 53, passed away unexpectedly June 8, 2010. He was born March 15, 1957, in Pueblo, to the union of Robert E. and Janice D. (Jones) Bradshaw Sr. He was preceded in death by his mother; and his brother, Ronald Jones. Bruce graduated from Central High School. He loved sports. In high school, he played basketball and football, and during the summer months, he played baseball. He had a master' s degree in education and mass communications. He was an English teacher for 20 years at Wasson High School District No. 11. He also was active in the AVID program there. Bruce was the head boys' basketball coach, as well as the golf coach at Wasson. Bruce umpired for CHSAA and refereed basketball for several years. He was well-known around the state of Colorado, but for many, Bruce will be remembered for the countless hours he spent at Runyon Field as the assignor for the Andenucio Baseball Tournament. When time permitted, Bruce loved playing golf, photography and traveling. He is survived by his father, Robert Bradshaw Sr.; siblings, Robert E. (Quincy) Bradshaw Jr., Allen Bradshaw, Kevin Bradshaw, Brian Bradshaw, Kelly (Michelle) Bradshaw, Avery Bradshaw, Janice K. (Jerome) White; five nieces, five nephews, one great-niece, one great-nephew, several other relatives and friends. Visitation, 1 to 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Ave. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Bradshaw, Dale Arden
Dale Arden Bradshaw - Daily Record - January 17, 2007 - Dale Arden Bradshaw died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, following a battle with cancer. He was 80. He was born Feb. 23, 1926, in McCook, Neb., to the late Bert and Mabel Bradshaw. Dale served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, stationed at Alamogordo, N.M. He married Marjorie Poore on June 10, 1945, in McCook. He was united in marriage with Doris Wood on Dec. 7, 1980, in Longmont. Dale worked as a salesman for International Harvester in McCook; Eaton Metal in Ogallala, Neb.; and Rain Chief Irrigation in Grand Island, Neb.; and as a real estate agent and broker in Longmont. He was active in McCook Jaycees; the American Legion; the Sunrise Lions Club, Longmont, where he served as president in 1982-83; the Republican Party and election staff; and various churches in Nebraska, Florida and Colorado. Dale is survived by his wife, Doris; his son and his wife, Craig and Carol of Kearney, Neb.; his daughters and their husbands, Linda and Jerry Glass of Glen Rock, Pa., and Bonnie and John Dickerson of Colorado City; his stepsons, Randy Wood of Boulder, Dave and Mirella Wood of Longmont, and Chris and Sheila Wood of Littleton; a stepdaughter, Linda and Guy Beutelchies of Highlands Ranch; seven grandchildren, Carl (Nelian) Glass, Brian and Glen Glass, all of Glen Rock, Pa., Sara (Bob) Brewer and Slane (Lesha) Dickerson, all of Colorado City, and Laura and Mark Bradshaw of Kearney, Neb.; five step-grandchildren, Joseph Wood of Longmont, Kobie and Emilee Wood of Littleton, and Jenna and Sam Beutelchies of Highlands Ranch; six great-grandchildren; and a brother, Dr. Jack (Lois) Bradshaw of Kingsville, Texas. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Marjorie; and a brother, Glenn. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Highline Community Church, 6325 S. University Blvd., Centennial 60121. In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor may be made to Calvary International, M244, P.O. Box 10305, Jacksonville, FL 32247, or to your local hospice organization.

Bradshaw, Janice Darlene
Janice Darlene Bradshaw - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 2008 - Janice Darlene Bradshaw, 75. On the anniversary death of a great spiritual leader some 40 years ago, our matriarch, confidant, and mother left this earth and entered into eternal rest. She has left for the bigger task of assisting the cord in bringing all God' s children together. She was born Nov. 30, 1932, to the marriage of Georgia and Fred D. Jones, one of six children, all reared here in Pueblo, Colo. Her parents preceded her in death along with her brother, Marvin C. Jones of Long Beach, Calif., Jan 21, 2008; her son, Ronald M. Jones on April 28, 2007; siblings, Melvin C. Jones, of San Francisco, Calif., Kenneth D. Jones and Phyllis Jones Mendez both of New York City, N.Y. Jan was reared in a loving Christian home and joined St. Paul AME Church at an early age. She was active in formulating the music in the church and sharing her God-given voice with all who attended services. Jan was lovingly married on May 8, 1954, in Pueblo, to Robert E. Bradshaw Sr., who survives her, along with her children, Robert E. (Quincy) Bradshaw Jr., Allen Bradshaw, Bruce Bradshaw, Janice K. (Jerome) White, Kevin D. Bradshaw, Brian D. Bradshaw, Kelly L. Bradshaw, Avery E. Bradshaw; 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Jan retired in 1991 from Pueblo County Department of Social Services n Pueblo School District 60 Food Service, in hopes of avoiding a life of boredom and stagnation. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, James H. McNeal Post No.163, Eagles Auxiliary, and First AME Church. Jan loved gardening, watching baseball at Runyon Field Denver Broncos, but most of all spending time with her children and grandchildren. April 4, 2008, at 5:45 p.m. will always and forever be in our hearts and memories. She knew it was time to close the book as she had lived every page to its fullest. On that day her command toward heaven came swiftly, and her suffering became no more. We are sure when she arrived at those pearly gates that we all hope to pass through, God mentioned to her, ' Thanks, Janice for listening.'  Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Angelus Chapel. Burial, Monday, Fort Lyon National Cemetery. Family at 17 Wasatch Dr.

Bradshaw, Robert Earl Jr.
Robert Earl Bradshaw Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 2010 - Robert Earl Bradshaw Sr., 79, born Sept. 22, 1930, in Memphis, Tenn., passed away July 2, 2010, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. He served in the U.S. Army and retired from the former Dana Corp. Past commander of James H. McNeal American Legion Post 163 and past commander of Hill-Tishner Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8301. He was an avid Denver Broncos fan and a NASCAR and boxing aficionado. One of his main hobbies was watching western movies. During the summer months, he always would be at the Andenucio Baseball Tournament at Runyon Field cheering on all the competitive teams. Preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Ethel Allen Bradshaw; two brothers, Arthur and Earnest ' Bubby'  Bradshaw; his beloved wife of 52 years, Janice Jones Bradshaw; two sons, Ronald Jones and Bruce Bradshaw, who died on June 8, 2010. Survived by his children, Robert (Quincy) Bradshaw Jr., Allen Bradshaw, Janice (Jarome) White, Kevin, Brian and Avery Bradshaw, Kelly (Michelle) Bradshaw; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 7 p.m. Monday, with family present from 4 until 7 p.m. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, with full military honors by Fort Carson Honor Guard at Fort Lyon National Cemetery.

Bradshaw, Sandra K.
Sandra K. Bradshaw - Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 2009 - Sandra K. Bradshaw, 57, was born on Dec. 29, 1951, in Pueblo, Colo., and went to be with our Lord on May 18, 2009. She is survived by one son, one grandson, three brothers, two sisters, and numerous relatives. She was preceded in death by her mother and father. Special thanks to St. Mary-Corwin ICU Unit for its perfect care and compassion. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2009, Imperial Funeral Home. At her request, there will be a private family funeral service. Arrangements though Imperial Funeral Home.

Bradstreet, Craig M.
Craig M. Bradstreet - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2009 - Craig M. Bradstreet, 37, passed Dec. 7, 2008. Memorial service, 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, Pueblo West Church of Christ, 1099 S. McCulloch Blvd. Potluck dinner following service, St. Leander, 1402 E. Seventh. Bring dish per family. More information, 719-994-8651.

Brady, Alisa A.
Alisa A. Brady - Pueblo Chieftain - January 3, 2010 - Alisa A. Brady, 83, passed away Dec. 29, 2009, in Colorado Springs. She is survived by husband, Joe B. Brady; daughter, Deborah A. Scholz; sons, Michael J. Brady and Jeffrey B. Brady; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society. No memorial service will be held.

Brady, Charles E. (Dr.)
Dr. Charles E. "Chuck" Brady - Pueblo Chieftain - March 7, 2009 - Dr. Charles E. "Chuck" Brady, 86, born June 22, 1922, passed away Feb. 28, 2009. Survived by wife, Mary Ann; daughters, Kathy Brady Lamos Joe and Barb Brady Risner Mark; and grandchildren. Attended Centennial High School, Pueblo Junior College and Texas Tech. Served in the Army in World War II in the United States, the Philippines and Japan, where he was transferred to the Counter-Intelligence Corp CIC in an investigative capacity. After discharge, he attended Washington University Dental School, Saint Louis, Mo., followed by two years in the Public Health Service. He opened his dental practice in Pueblo in 1952, retiring in 1986. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 2009, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Theater, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave.

Brady, Freda
Freda Mitchell Brady - Albuquerque Journal - July 14, 2008 - Freda Mitchell Brady, known to many friends and relatives as "Annie" was born on May 2, 1904. She grew up in Dawson, NM, where her family worked on a ranch owned by Phelps Dodge Corporation. She taught school in Dawson and Raton, and in 1933 she married James F. Brady in Taos. For many years she was a homemaker in Walsenburg, CO. In the mid-1950s, she and Jim moved to Santa Fe, where Freda worked three years for the Santa Fe City Library before moving to Cibola, NM, to manage Bob's General Store. Retiring from the store y moved to Espanola, where Freda worked for the Rio Arriba County Library. Some of her duties as librarian included taking the bookmobile to rural communities. She said it made her happy when the children came to take out books. She retired from the library in 1972 and remained in Espanola, a town that she loved very much. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and contributed to the Espanola Hospital Auxiliary's Holly Berry Fair. She is survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, including Mitchell Quandt and Patricia Victour, to whom she was a second mother, and Suzanne Crews and Jami Garrett, beloved friends of Annie, Patricia and Mitchell. A Memorial Gathering will take place on Friday July 11, 2008 at 10:30 in the chapel of Block-Salazar Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation in Freda's name to the Red Cross or the Espanola Hospital Auxiliary, which she volunteered for in past years. The family of Freda Brady has placed her care to The Rivera Family of Block-Salazar Mortuary.

Brady, Helen
Helen Brady - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 2011 - Helen Brady, 89, left this world for her eternal reward on Nov. 19, 2011. She was born on Nov. 22, 1921, to Joseph and Helen C. Purkett in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death in 2004 by her beloved husband, Ed, with whom she spent 63 blessed years of marriage. She was a loving, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Memories of her lifetime will be cherished by her children, Art (Gail), Linda, Howard and Brian. The loves of her life were her grandchildren, Michele, Britney, Brooke (Drew) Smith and Rachel. She had a special loving attachment to her only great-granddaughter, "K.K." Kaelynn Smith. She also leaves behind her much loved Agnes family. Helen worked in her early 20s at Woolworth's, where she made many lifelong friends. Her greatest joy was her family who were blessed with happy memories of her testament to being the best she could be. Her devotion and love showed in everything she did. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends and relatives. Rosary to follow at 6 p.m., St. Therese Catholic Church, 300 Goodnight Ave. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at the Shrine on Interment Roselawn Cemetery. There will be a reception in the parish hall following the interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Bragazzi, Anthony
Anthony ' Tony'  Bragazzi - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 2013 - Anthony ' Tony'  Bragazzi, 83, a former resident of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 25, 2013, at his home in Highlands Ranch, Colo. He was married to Pauline Marchet on July 7, 1951, and was retired from CF&I. The funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at St. Mark Catholic Church, 9905 Foothills Canyon Blvd. in Highlands Ranch. Interment will follow at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Bragazzi is survived by his wife, Pauline; son, Mark (Cindi) Bragazzi; and his daughter, JoElen (Al) Moore. He also is survived by his grandchildren, Eric Bragazzi and Crystal Bragazzi; and his sister, Adeline Maniscalco. Funeral arrangements are through Horan & McConaty Funeral Service, 2308 E. County Line Road, Centennial, Colo. Phone 303-221-0030.

Bragdon, Katy
Katy Bragdon - Rocky Mountain News - January 25, 1888 - Mortality in Pueblo - Pueblo, Colo., Jan. 24 - George E. Bragdon is in Batavia, Ills., where doubtless by this time his wife is at rest, as she was stated to be dying when he left Sunday night. This terribly sad case has stirred the sympathy of all the city. Mr. Bragdon is the Pueblo manager of the large wholesale grocery firm of McCord, Bragdon & Co., a branch of the McCord house of St. Joseph. Less than two months ago he had one of the happiest homes to be found anywhere, his treasures being a wife and two little girls. Then Katy, the oldest, became sick with pneumonia. Mrs. Bragdon while waiting upon the children was overwrought with sleeplessness and anxiety, and suddenly became raving crazy. In the middle of the night she picked up the little sick girl, shook and beat and struck her, threw her down, then did likewise to the baby. Then she rushed out in the wintry air, clad only in night robes, and ran two blocks through the streets before her distracted husband, with the help of neighbors, could find and overtake her. She was pronounced hopelessly insane and taken to a private asylum in Illinois. Mrs. Bragdon' s insanity was so violent that, although she was a small, slight, almost fragile woman, three men had all they could do to hold her. In one of the struggles with her she severely bit one of the lady friends who were lending their assistance. All her instincts became reversed. Those she most loved could not be brought into her presence, because she would instantly rave with fierce hatred. Always the embodiment of gentleness, a dainty, tender student of the good and beautiful, a perfect lady, she became suddenly a terror. Mrs. Bragdon was a person of rare culture and grace, had traveled much, possessed a high education, was a graphic writer and was one of the few women who had visited the mystical North cape, far away in the Arctic ocean. Her published descriptive letters of that journey were widely read. Little Katy died soon after her mother' s terrible attack, and the little coffin, already buried in flowers, was taken on the same train which conveyed the poor woman away to Illinois, unconscious of her double loss.

Bragg, Alice Doris
Alice Doris Bragg - Pueblo Chieftain - January 6, 2013 - Alice Doris Bragg, 59, entered the gates of Heaven on Jan. 2, 2013. A lifetime Puebloan, she was born July 21, 1953, to Willie and Emma (Alcon) Santistevan. Both preceded her in death. She retired from Pueblo County Department of Social Services. Alice enjoyed bingo, playing cards, shopping, baking and being with her grandchildren, who she adored dearly. Alice is survived by her son, Derrick (Angel) Bragg; siblings, Jeanette Ayala, Charlene Lopez, Betty Guerra and David Santistevan; her grandchildren, Angelina, Dedra, Jamal and Tasha; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Monday, with Mass to follow at 10 a.m. Both services at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Cremation to follow in Angelus Crematorium.

Bragg, Thomasita Della
Thomasita (Tomi) Della Chavez Bragg - Trinidad Times Independent - January 2, 2012 - Thomasita (Tomi) Della Chavez Bragg of Denver, Colorado passed away December 30th, 2011 from her long battle with cancer. She was born on February 16th, 1948 in Trinidad, Colorado. She was the daughter of Daniel Chavez Sr. and Olivia Stella Chavez. Tomi is survived by her mother, Olivia of Trinidad, her husband, Gary Bragg of Denver, Colorado, brother, Daniel Chavez Jr., daughter and son in law, Rhonda Renee Chavez Lawson and Rob Lawson, grand children, Amanda (Mandi) Chavez, Kasey Gonzales, and Tori Lawson.

Brake, Robert P. Sr.
Robert P. Brake Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 1991 - Robert P. Brake Sr., Pueblo Resident for over 17 years, passed away April 8, 1991. He was predeceased by his father, Leon Kline Brake. Survivors include six sons, Bob Brake Jr., San Francisco, Calif., Ron (Pamela) Brake, Rick (Jill) Brake, Jim (Kathy) Brake, all of Pueblo, Mike (Sheryl) Brake, Silverthorne, Colo., and Christopher Brake, Colorado Springs, Colo.; three daughters, Sharon (George) Milanos, San Francisco, Calif., Pat (Tim) Young, Austin, Texas, and Sandy (Dieter) Upton, Littleton, Colo.; 14 grandchildren; mother Olga Brake, Orman Beach, Fla.; former wife, Shirley Brake, Colorado Springs; special friends, Matt and Molly McBride; brothers, George Brake, Lake Wales, Fla., and Lee Brake, Massillon, Ohio. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 11, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Pastor George White of Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Visitation will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today. Family will receive friends after the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Parkview Episcopal Hospital Foundation either direct or through the funeral home office.

Brake, Shirley Joan
Shirley Joan Hardesty Brake - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2011 - Shirley Joan Hardesty Brake, age 80, left her human form on Dec. 28, 2010, to reside with us in spirit forever. Shirley requested to be cremated and be inurned next to Robert Paul Brake Sr., at Imperial Memorial Gardens in Pueblo, Colo. Memorial service celebrating Shirley's life, 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2011, Imperial Funeral Home. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice House.

Bramer, Ann
Ann Bramer - Pueblo Chieftain - January 28, 2011 - Ann Bramer, 86, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 26, 2011. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Dr. Clifford Bramer; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sullivan; and her sister, Rose Scott. She is survived by her sister, Charmaine Ross; and her three children, Rick (Connie) Bramer, Wendy (Dewie) Thornton, Susan Bramer; grandchildren, Sheryl May, Niki Avery, Shelley Fleet, Kate Johnson and Chere McFarland; great-grandchildren, Ryan May, Jack May, Stacey Nicholson, Kendall Avery, Alex Fleet, Robby Avery and Andy Fleet. They will all miss their "GG." She also will be missed greatly by other family members and friends. She enjoyed volunteer work and playing bridge and was a member of the Colorado Medical Auxiliary and Pueblo Junior League. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made in her memory to St. Jude Children's Hospital or Frontier Hospice through the funeral home office. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Reception will follow at the chapel to share in all the joys she brought to all those who loved her. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.

Bramer, Pauline Eve
Pauline ' Pauli'  Eve Bramer - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 2013 - Pauline ' Pauli'  Eve Bramer (Pitman) (Shafer). Pauli was born to Arthur and Ruby Shafer on Jan. 31, 1926, in Pueblo, Colo., and passed away on June 20, 2013. Her family was her greatest joy. Her children include: Paula Loveland of Steamboat Springs, Pamela and Dennis Bump of Littleton, CJ and Mary Bramer of Steamboat Springs, Donna and Gary Dolce of Colorado Springs and Julie Bramer of Pueblo. She had 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Her siblings are Don and Elizabeth Shafer of Beaverton, Ore., Stan and Gay Shafer of Pueblo and Dave Shafer (deceased). Private family service and interment will be held at St. Andrew United Methodist Church Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hudson Gardens in memory of Pauli Bramer at 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120.

Branco, Diane
Diane (Woods) Branco - Pueblo Chieftain - December 3, 2010 - Diane (Woods) Branco, 61, passed away Nov. 22, 2010, with her family and friends by her side. Diane had been battling breast cancer since 2008. Diane was born in 1949 and was in the South High Class of 1967. A Celebration of Her Life Service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at Olinger Woods Chapel, 1100 Washington Ave., Golden, CO 80401. Diane is survived by her husband, Armindo Branco; twins: son, AJ, and daughter, Ashley; mother, Barbara Woods; siblings, Sandi, Ron, Shirlee, John, Larry, Billy, Randy, Char and Chuck and their respective spouses; numerous nieces and nephews, whom she adored; cousins, and many other relatives and wonderful friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Marvin Lee Woods.

Brandolino, Pauline Ann
Pauline Ann Brandolino - Trinidad Times Independent - June 6, 2013 - Pauline Ann Brandolino, Wife, mother, grandmother, sister - Pauline Ann Brandolino, 81, passed away after a lengthy illness May 31, 2013, at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora. She was born in Ludlow June 23, 1931, to Gilda (Niccoli) and Frank Milinazzo. On August 4, 1951, Polly was united in marriage to Nick J. Brandolino in Raton, N.M. Affectionately known as Nani, the greatest joy and love was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gilda and Frank Milinazzo, infant daughter Carmella Brandolino, son Frank Brandolino, siblings, Domenic Milinazzo, Pete Milinazzo, Frances Chifalo, Lucille Lessar, Millie Bacich, brother-in-law Jack Vicic. Left to cherish her memory is husband Nick of home address, daughter Renee (Brian) Tamburelli, Trinidad, granddaughter Nicole Tamburelli, Denver, daughter-in-law Carol Brandolino, Trinidad, grandchildren, Tiffany (Steve) Howton, Gerring, Neb., Casey (Chelsea) Brandolino, Victoria, Texas. Great- grandchildren, Andrew Brandolino, Westyn Howton, sister Mary Vicic, Walsenburg, brother Frank (Onita) Milinazzo, Texline, Texas, sister and brothers-in-law, Lynette Milinazzo, Harry Lessar, John Bacich, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 2:30-7 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Rosary will be Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 7 p.m. at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Entombment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are: Wayne Leone, Sony Leone, Steve Howton, Rich Rollo, Casey Brandolino and Paul Marques. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Brandon, Lawrence
Lawrence "Pete" Brandon - Denver Post - September 6, 2003 - Lawrence R. "Pete" Brandon, 68, of Parker, CO, died August 27, 2003 at the Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Brush, CO. He was born January 18, 1935 in Brush, CO to Joseph and Augusta (Wegner) Brandon. Pete was raised in Akron, CO and graduated from the University of Denver where he played football and baseball. He taught high school and coached football and baseball in Walsenburg, Rocky Ford, and Brush, CO. He married Nancy Annis on August 19, 1956 in Denver, CO. Pete served as a special agent in the F.B.I. and worked in corporate security for Texaco, Inc. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church USA, Society of Former Special Agents of the F.B.I., and was a hereditary member of the Order of Daedalians. He is survived by his wife Nancy of Parker, CO; sons Tom and Joe Brandon of Houston, TX and Matt Brandon of Denver, CO; daughter Jeanne Brandon, and granddaughter Ellen Petrucci, both of Kemah, TX, and a sister, Ann Babcock of Marietta, Georgia. Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the charity of their choice or to the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer's Association. Inurnment will be in the Brush Memorial Cemetery in Brush, CO, on Friday, Sept. 12, at 1 p.m. Memorial Services at the Parker Funeral Home in Parker, CO, on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the Heer Mortuary & Crematory of Brush.

Brandon, Roger K.
Roger K. Brandon - Pueblo Chieftain - October 7, 2012 - Roger K. Brandon, 68, born to Vernon and Eva Brandon on Nov. 29, 1943, passed away Oct. 3, 2012, at his home. He was predeceased by his parents; and a brother, Alan Brandon. Roger married Ruth Ann Dempsey, and they recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. She survives; along with children, Cynthia (David) Dean, Alan (Ana) Brandon; grandchildren, Matthew and Austin Dean; and brother, Dr. Gary (D.J.) Brandon. Roger was a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He retired as Chief Master Sergeant with the Air Force after 22 years. While in the Air Force, he was an aircraft mechanic and a still photographer. After his retirement, he was employed by General Dynamics which allowed him and Ruth Ann to live in Pakistan and Venezuela. He was then employed by Doss Aviation. Roger loved to spend time with his family, the outdoors, airplanes, photography, scuba diving, teaching aeronautics, and his numerous cats. Special thanks to Heidi with the Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Dr. Carol Venable. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Hill Aerospace Museum through the funeral home. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, Imperial Chapel, 5450 Colorado 78 West, Pueblo. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Branine, Terry Ray
Terry Ray Branine - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 2013 - Terry Ray Branine was born July 8, 1945, in Syracuse, Kan., and passed away March 15, 2013, in Pueblo. He was married in Lamar, Colo., on Oct. 20, 1967. He was preceded in death by his father, Haysler Branine; and his brother, Wayne Branine. Survived by his wife of 46 years, Albina Branine; children, Stuart (Lindsay) Branine, Terri (Tony) Freeman, Clayton Branine, and Brooke (John) Belton; mother, Thelma Polson Branine; brother, Allen (Jackie) Branine; sisters, Linda (Bob) Wilson, Sue (Randy) Eddy and Nikki (Bob) Cooper; 10 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Terry' s interests included cars, messing with his computer, working in the yard, barbecues and spending time with his family. Cremation. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home. Arrangements, Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Brannan, Smith
Smith Brannan - New Mexico Carrizozo Outlook - August 3, 1905 - Smith Brannan, a cowboy on the Willis ranch on the Apishapa in Las Animas County was struck by lightening and instantly killed at 4:30 pm July 21st while riding alone on the range several miles from any habitation. The horse he was riding was also killed. His body was not found till the next day and was sent to Rocky Ford where his parents live.

Branom, Amelia
Amelia "Amie" Branom - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 2011 - Amelia "Amie" Branom, 80, passed away March 12, 2011. Survived by daughter, Gwynne (Larry) Hallock, Fort Collins; sons, Jim (Mary), Greeley, and Mike (Tina), Colorado City; brother, Frank Zalar, Mentor, Ohio; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Branstine, Edna Esther
Edna Esther (Cooper) Branstine - Pueblo Chieftain - June 3, 2010 - Edna Esther (Cooper) Branstine, of Wetmore, Colo., died May 28, 2010 at her home at the age of 100 years, 4 months and 6 days. Services will be held Saturday, June 5, 2010, at the Wetmore Community Church, viewing and visitation at 10 a.m., funeral service at 11 a.m. Arrangements handled by Holt Family Funeral Home.

Brasche, John Henry
John Henry Brasche, 81, Walsenburg, Nov. 6. Boies-Ortega, Walsenburg.

Brasher, Einn
Einn Brasher - Pueblo Chieftain - August 4, 2011 - Einn Brasher, born May 15, 1995, in Pueblo, Colo., passed away July 31, 2011. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Carol Hartman; great-grandparents, Winifred and William Hartman; and uncle, Craig Hughes. He is survived by his mother, Lynn Gutierrez; grandfather, Anthony Gutierrez; stepfather, Kevin Liljegren; father, Roy Brasher; brother, William Hughes; and uncle, Robert Hughes. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Bratina, Julia I.
Julia I. Bratina - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 2009 - Julia I. Bratina, 89, passed away on Friday, April 17, 2009. Julia is survived by her children, Catherine M. Winters, Dorothy J. (Don) Williams, Michael L. (Norma) Bratina and Joseph P. (Tina) Bratina; grandchildren, Annette, Sherrie, Craig, Darren, Courtney, Cameron, Tim, Kassia and Jessica. Also survived by her sister, Alice Perme; five great-grandchildren and several other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 65 years, Edward A. Bratina Sr.; and sons, Edward A. Bratina Jr. and Richard A. Bratina. Julia was born Sept. 7, 1919, in Pueblo, and had been a lifelong resident. She was a loving mother and homemaker. Member of Shrine of St. Therese Church. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Father Liam Courtney officiating. The family wishes to thank Dr. Stephen Vialpando and the staff at Pueblo Extended Care for their kindness and care. Inurnment at Imperial Memorial Gardens at a later date.

Bratina, Stanley Joseph
Stanley Joseph Bratina - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2013 - Stanley Joseph Bratina, 81, born in Pueblo on Aug. 27, 1931, and reborn into the mystery of life on April 19, 2013. A graduate of Pueblo Catholic High, Stanley served his country in the U.S. Army before enrolling at the University of Notre Dame and graduating in 1958. Stanley was employed by Minnequa Bank and Pepsi Bottling. His faith as a lifelong member of St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church is his greatest legacy. The family would like to extend its gratitude to the wonderful staff at University Park Care Center for their genuinely compassionate care. Mr. Bratina is survived by his sister, Mary Keller; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Steven and Rosa; his brothers, Steve, John, William and Edward; and his sisters, Anna Papish and Elizabeth Young. A private family interment will be held. Arrangements handled through Funeral & Cremation Care of Colorado.

Bratnick, Jaydee Marie
Jaydee Marie Bratnick - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 2010 - Jaydee Marie Bratnick, 30, entered into the gates of heaven unexpectedly on July 10, 2010. She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Christopher Bratnick; her parents, Rick and Sandy Gecewicz; beloved brother, Jason (Kandace) Gecewicz; and her beautiful niece, Aubree Gecewicz; as well as her special auntie, Marge Uphold, all of Pueblo. She is also survived by her parents-in-law, Don and Judy Bratnick; sisters-in-law, Jennie (Manuel) Castanuela and Christina (Gary) Kummer and their families, also all of Pueblo; and a host of other aunts, uncles and cousins.

Bratovich, Albert
Albert Bratovich - Daily Review - September 12, 2004 - Albert Bratovich, November 6, 1914 - August 14, 2004 - He was the beloved husband of Nevon Novella Bratovich and the loving father of Ron Moreland of Montana, Wanda Molinari of North San Juan, Calif., and Debra Hood of Redding, Calif.; preceded in death by daughters, Betty and Shirley. He loved his grandchildren who enriched his life greatly. Albert was born in Yugoslavia and immigrated to the mining camps in Trinidad, Colorado. His sisters, Jenny Dolce, and Donna Festi, and nephew Bob Evans live in the Bay Area. Albert retired from the Butchers' Union in Oakland. He and Nevon were members of the Elmhurst Baptist Church, and then, upon moving, became members of the Neighborhood Church in Castro Valley. He will be remembered as a man with a lively wit who always had a story to tell. These stories now become his legacy to those he leaves behind. Albert died peacefully with his daughters at his side and now sings in the heavenly choirs, where he joins his mother, father, brother and sister whom he loved so dearly. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 18, 2004, at the home of Gary and Sendy Souza, 4706 Bel Roma Road, Livermore, CA 94551.

Brauer, Shelley Rae
Shelley Rae (Watson) Brauer - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 2009 - Shelley Rae (Watson) Brauer, 40, of Franktown, Colo., died Thursday, March 12, 2009. Visitation, 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Olinger Mortuary, Castle Rock. Funeral, 10 a.m. (pre-service viewing 9:15 to 9:45) Thursday, Church of the Rock, Castle Rock. Interment, Elizabeth Cemetery. Lunch, Harvest Bible Church, Elizabeth.

Braun, Adolph
Adolph Braun - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 1918 - Adolph Braun, aged 42 years, a traveling representative of a well known eastern leather tannery, died at a local hospital last evening after a brief illness. The remains were removed to the United Funeral Home where they are held to await receipt of instructions from relatives. 4-18-1918 Salesman Dies Suddenly Here Left Large Estate - That Adolph Braun, the suit case salesman, who died in Pueblo, April 15, at a local hotel from a stroke of paralysis, was possessed of an estate valued at many thousand dollars, has developed thru the investigations being conducted by J.D. King, public administrator, assisted by B.F. Koperlik. At present only $135 in cash in a local bank has been located together with a watch and other personal belongings of the traveling salesman. But among his effects were papers which show that Braun had between $7,000 and $8,000 in cash in a Chicago bank. Braun was known throughout the west. He weighed more than 300 ponds and was regarded as one of the most successful salesmen making this territory. He talked but little about himself, and it is believed he left no relatives to claim his estate. Some of his friends state that he mentioned that he had a wife residing in Australia. Braun is said to have been of Austrian descent. There is nothing in his effects to indicate that he had a wife or any living relative. In case no relatives are located the estate which is largely cash in bank and valuable negotiable securities including stocks and bonds, will revert to the state. Braun died suddenly last Monday and as no relatives could be located the body was buried in Roselawn cemetery. The man left no will nor any oral instructions in regard to his funeral or the disposition of his fortune. Pueblo Chieftain 4-19-1918 The funeral of Adolph Braun was held yesterday morning at 10 o'clock from the United Funeral Home. Interment was in the Jewish cemetery.

Braun, Gus
Gus Braun - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 2010 - Gus Braun, 88, passed away Oct. 24, 2010. Survived by his wife, Betty. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Braun, Theodore F.
Theodore F. Braun - Sierra Journal - May 22, 1884 - Died at his home in Pueblo on Thursday the 15th inst. at 2 o'clock p.m., Theo F Braun. The above will be read with deep feelings of sorrow by Professor Braun's many friends in Custer County. He was a resident of Rosita for a number of years and was held in high esteem by all who knew him. He left a wife and three small children who have the heart felt sympathies of all our citizens, in their great affliction. The Pueblo Chieftain of the 16th contains the following: "Yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock Theadore Braun breathed his last at his home in East Pueblo. The deceased had been sick for the past three or four months with dropsy, and from the first, the doctors stated that he could not live. Shortly after being taken sick he was removed to the Sisters' hospital on the mesa, where he remained for a number of weeks. Under the best of medical advice and the kind and watchful care of the Sisters, he steadily improved, and about a week ago concluded that he was well enough to return to his home and he did so. After returning home he suffered a relapse, and the attending physician at once concluded that he could not live longer than a few days, and his death has been hourly expected until he died yesterday afternoon. The deceased is well and favorably known in Southern Colorado, and especially in Pueblo, he having settled in this city about twelve years ago, where he resided for a number of years, serving the people two terms in the capacity of county surveyor. He afterward removed to Rosita, in Custer county, where he established an assay office and built up a reputation as one of the most reliable and trustworthy assayers, and one of the most expert mineralogists in Colorado. About six or eight months ago he returned to Pueblo and formed a partnership with Joseph Luce in the assaying business. Shortly after the formation of the firm, Mr. Braun was taken seriously sick, with no prospect of an early recovery", and the firm dissolved. Deceased was a German by birth and was a finely educated man. During his residence in Pueblo he gathered around himself a large circle of friends. He was of a genial disposition, well informed and a man whom to know was to like because of his honest, upright conduct and outspoken views. He was married several years ago, and leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss, to whom the sympathy of the entire community will be extended them in their hour of great affliction.

Bravo, Jennie S.
Jennie S. Bravo - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 2013 - Jennie S. Bravo, 62, of Pueblo West, passed away on March 17, 2013. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Pueblo West, 144 S. Abarr Drive. A memorial fund as been set up for the family of Jennie Bravo at Security Service Federal Credit Union, 310 E. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004.

Bravo, Manuel Sabino
Manuel S. "Sabino" Bravo - Pueblo Chieftain - May 5, 2009 - Manuel S. "Sabino" Bravo, 92, passed away May 1, 2009, with his family at his side. He was born Nov. 4, 1916, in Cristola, Colo., to the union of Ciriaco and Keteria Bravo, who both preceded him in death; as well as his son, Benedito Bravo; his daughters, Nancy Bravo and Rose Alexander; his son-in-law, Edward L. Apodaca; his love of his life who he married April 23, 1939, in Gardner, Colo., Dulcinella Salazar Bravo, they shared 66 years of marriage; his daughter-in- law, Maria Montoya Bravo; grandson, Jimmy "Jimbo" Bravo; step-granddaughter, Bernadette Montoya. Sabino retired from the A.P. Green Refactories in 1975. He loved cowboy movies, but most of all he loved spending quality time with his family. Sabino is survived by his children, Theresa C. Apodaca, Ciriaco "Jimmy" (Kathy) Bravo and William Bravo; his special granddaughter who he claimed as his daughter, Pamela (Teddy) Jaquez; 15 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, several in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. today, and rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, both at Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Leander Catholic Church. Interment, Chama Cemetery, Redwing, Colo.

Bravo, Michael W. Sr.
Michael W. Bravo Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2004 - Michael W. Bravo Sr. went to be with the Lord Nov. 24, 2004. He was born May 14, 1933, in Chama, Colo. Mr. Bravo retired from Midwest Steel and Iron Works. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Bessie; daughters, Annette Bravo and Janet Segura (Bravo); son, Paul S. Bravo; parents, Tony and Eva Bravo; and sister, Ethel Sandoval. He is survived by his son, Michael W. (Angie) Bravo Jr.; and daughter, Joyce C. (Tony) Baros; granddaughters, Audra and Tara Baros and Monique C. Segura; grandsons, Domenic and Michael Bravo and Derrick Baros; great-grandchildren, Marcis James and Kaitlyn Isabella Bravo. Vigil, 6 p.m. Sunday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, 402 Broadway. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Bray, I. Bruce
I. Bruce Bray - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2012 - I. Bruce Bray, formerly of Pueblo, passed away April 9, 2012, following a short battle with cancer. Bruce was preceded in death by his grandparents; mother, Dixie Jesser; father, Albert Bray; and sister, Judy Lukenbill. Survived by his children, Nathan, Becky and Katie; sister, Myra (John) Filler; and brother, Danny (Jenn) Bray; one granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. Bruce attended Pueblo Central High School and was an honorably discharged U.S. Marine. Bruce lived and worked in California and spent the last nine months of his life in Reno, Nev.

Bray, Martha
Martha Bray - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 2012 - Martha Bray, 85, of Pueblo passed away Nov. 6, 2012. Preceded in death by her husband, George W. Bray Sr.; and son, John Dennis Bray. Survived by her sons, George W. Bray, Jr., and James R. Bray; grandson, Ty; siblings, Barbara A. McMahan, Shirley Rent, Rosemary Jones, Dorothy Boyd and William Boyd; and numerous other relatives and friends. Martha was a special kind, caring and loving person to everyone that knew her. She had a love for her yard and flowers, especially roses. Martha also had a special love for her beautiful black cat. She will be deeply missed by everyone. Visitation, noon Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, with funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Brazil, Courtney Hannah
Courtney Hannah Brazil - Pueblo Chieftain - September 5, 2000 - Swan-Law Mortuary Courtney Hannah Brazil, infant, passed away Aug. 30, 2000. Survived by parents, Rob and Amy Brazil; sister, Nicolle Brazil; grandfathers, George Mraovich Sr. and Robert Brazil; grandmothers, Patti Campbell and Mary Anne Brazil; and uncles, George Mraovich Jr., and Scott Brazil. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, St. Joseph Parish, 1145 S. Aspen Road, Pueblo.

Breece, Alden Homer
Alden Homer Breece - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 2012 - Alden Homer Breece, 91, of Wetmore, Colo., passed away June 12, 2012, in Florence, Colo. Alden was born Jan. 18, 1921, in Wetmore, to Homer L. and Nettie R. (Snow) Breece. Alden was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during WWII, and was awarded a Bronze Star. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Ann Hegler; she preceded him in death. Alden worked at CF&I as a foreman for 33 years. Mr. Breece is survived by his children, Peggy (Mike) Martin, Richard (Jerri) Breece, Susan Roberson and Rebecca (Mark) Thompson; nine grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; sisters, Emma Burdick, Lillian Hanson and Elma Schiffer; brother, Erle (Agnes) Breece; and special friends, Lloyd and Charlene Hall. He also was preceded in death by his brother, Fred Breece; and sisters, Margaret Gray and Addie Trimble. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at the Holt Family Florence Historic Funeral Chapel in Florence, Colo. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Wetmore, Colo. Memorial donations may be made to New Hope Cemetery at 261 CR 391, Wetmore, CO 81253. Arrangements are handled through Holt Family Florence Historic Funeral Home.

Breece, David
David "Dave" Breece - Pueblo Chieftain - June 5, 2011 - David "Dave" Breece, 57, passed away May 27, 2011. Survived by his wife of 31 years, Connie Curtis; children, Shandi Falciano, Jarradin and Colter Breece; parents, Erle and Agnes Breece; siblings, Kathy (Rick) Kochis and Patty, Eddie (Diane) and Danny (Linda) Breece, Chuck (Cammie), Bob (Pat), Paul (Wendy) Curtis and Fran (Sal) Santos; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. He retired from King Soopers. He loved spending time at Taylor Reservoir. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, June 10, 2011, Fellowship of the Rockies, 3892 W. Northern Ave. In lieu of flowers and food, contributions may be made in memory of Dave to ENT Credit Union through Roselawn Funeral Home.

Breed, George T.
George T. Breed - Rocky Mountain News - August 9, 1889 - Death of Colonel G. T. Breed - Colonel George T. Breed of Pueblo died at his home yesterday after a protracted illness. Colonel Breed served in a Massachusetts battery during the rebellion and made a fine record as a brave soldier. After his discharge from the service he came to Colorado with his family and settled at Pueblo. He was an enthusiastic soldier and a tactician of high order. Upon the organization of the Fourth battalion, Colorado National guard, November 1, 1882, Colonel Breed was elected its major and commanding officer, from which position he was promoted to colonel on the general staff April 8, 1885. He also was honored by his fellow citizens with civil office, and bore the reputation of a fearless, conscientious officer, a good citizen and a genial companion. Note: This man was buried in Pioneer Cemetery in Pueblo, Colorado.

Breen, Mary
Mary Breen - Pueblo Indicator - August 2, 1913 - Drowned in Bessemer Ditch - Aged Woman is the Victim on This Occasion - The treacherous waters of the Bessemer ditch claimed their second victim in July on last Monday when Mrs. Mary Breen, aged 80 years, and who for a long time had been a nurse at St. Mary' s hospital, fell in the ditch and was drowned. Several hours afterward her dead body was found floating on the surface of the water where the ditch passes through the steel works yards and pulled out. Identification was soon established. The victim of the drowning was said to have been acting strangely of late and occasionally wandered away from the hospital. Her aged husband is a care taker around that institution. It must be a very poor excuse of a fence that does not afford a sufficient barrier to keep an aged and feeble old woman from getting through it. Only a week previously a 7-year-old boy fell into the ditch and was drowned. What to do about the ditch is becoming a serious problem. Pueblo Indicator ' “ August 2, 1913 ' “ Woman, 75, Drowns Self in Ditch ' “ Pueblo ' “ With her right hand clasped tightly about three copper cents, the body of Mrs. Mary Breene, 75, a wardwoman at St. Mary' s hospital, was found floating in the Bessemer ditch inside the steel works enclosure. She had been acting strangely at the institution and searching parties had been organized when word reached the hospital that she was dead. The woman is survived by a husband, Leo Breene, 75, also an attachΓ© of the hospital. He was prostrated at the news of her death and, owing to his age and feeble condition, it is doubtful if he will survive the shock.

Breetwor, Melvin
Melvin Breetwor - Pueblo Chieftain - July 8, 2012 - Melvin Breetwor, 89, a Pueblo native, passed away on June 24, 2012, in Pueblo. He was the son of Israel and Blanche Breetwor, longtime Pueblo residents; and also predeceased by his twin sisters, Helen and Lenore. A graduate of the University of Colorado, Melvin will be remembered as a kind and caring person with an irreverent sense of humor. An ardent Broncos fan, he also enjoyed bridge, games at the Elks Club and dinner dancing at the Broadmoor. He is survived by extended family in Pueblo as well as relatives in several states. Burial at B' nai Jacob Cemetery has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 13, 2012, at Temple Emanuel in Pueblo. Memorial contributions to the temple would be appreciated. Melvin and his family are grateful for the fine care he received at North Point Gardens, Pueblo, for many years. Melvin will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Montgomery & Steward.

Bregar, Paul A.
Paul A. "Butch" Bregar - Pueblo Chieftain - March 7, 2010 - Paul A. "Butch" Bregar, 64, passed away on March 3, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Katherine Bregar; niece, Mary Dawn Howrey; brother-in-law, Richard Howrey. Paul is survived by his wife, Linda; son, Paul; daughter, Kristie Baca; grandchildren, Tristan and Gabrielle Baca; nephew, Tanner Howrey. Siblings, Joe (Jan) Bregar and Mary Howrey; numerous family and dear friends. Butch was a member of Avondale/Boone Veterans Foundation. He also served in the Army during Vietnam. Butch was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was devoted to his family and friends. He was generous with all, loved life and adored and cherished his grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made through the funeral home to People Caring for People or Banner Baptist Church. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 9, 2010, Praise Assembly Church. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Correction: Pueblo Chieftain - March 6, 2010 - Paul "Butch" Bregar, 64, who died in a fatal accident Wednesday, was a Vietnam veteran. A story in Thursday's paper incorrectly reported he fought in the Korean War. A reporter made the mistake.

Bregar, Pauleen
Pauleen Bregar - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 2012 - Pauleen Bregar, age 88, of Powder Springs, Ga., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta, Ga., with Father Walsh officiating. Interment will follow at Kennesaw Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Bregar moved to Georgia in 2002 from Arvada, Colo. She retired from the federal government, and was of the Catholic faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Steve Bregar, in 2003. She is survived by three children, Wendy Lum, Powder Springs, Ga., Ted Bregar, Kennesaw, Ga., Bill Bregar, Marietta, Ga.; and two grandchildren, Danielle Bregar and Courtney Hozny. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home. Online guestbook at westcobbfuneralhome.com.

Breitenbach, Kathleen
Kathleen D. Breitenbach - Pueblo Chieftain - May 16, 2012 - Kathleen D. Breitenbach, former 26-year resident of Pueblo, passed away on March 6, 2012, at the age of 68 in Crossville, Tenn., where she had lived with her husband, Gene L. Breitenbach for the last seven years. She is survived by her husband, Gene L. ' Pete'  Breitenbach; and her children, Steven, Kimberlee, Lynn, Christine and William. Services were held in Crossville, Tenn., as well as in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Brelje, Nadia Nadine
Nadia Nadine Brelje - Pueblo Chieftain - July 7, 2011 - Nadia Nadine Brelje, 64, passed away July 5, 2011. Survived by her sister, Moneen (James) Ahlquist of Great Falls, Mont.; two nieces, one nephew and their families. Preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Esther Brelje; and sister, Allegra Aletha Brelje. Nadia was born Aug. 13, 1946, in Bismarck, N.D. She graduated from Missoula County High School, Missoula, Mont., in 1964, and attended the University of Montana graduating with a degree in zoology. She earned a MS degree in entomology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was an accounting technician for the Colorado Lottery. She thoroughly enjoyed her job and looked forward to going to work every day from the time she began in 1983 until her retirement in 2004. Nadia loved photography, travel and the great outdoors. She especially enjoyed hiking. She climbed all 54 of Colorado' s 14,000 foot peaks and conquered 31 of them twice! She wrote three editions of trail guides that highlight Colorado' s southern front-range, Southern Front Range Trail Guides one and two with the third edition to be published in the near future. Nadia bestowed the rights of the third edition to the Pueblo Mountain Park Environmental Center. MPEC will be responsible for the third publication. She was also a member of Colorado Mountain Club. Service, 11 a.m. Friday, July 8, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Missoula, Mont. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mountain Park Environmental Center or Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Brelsford, John T.
John T. Brelsford - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2013 - John T. Brelsford, 83, passed away Feb. 14, 2013, following a lengthy illness. Born in Dines, Wyo., on Sept. 15, 1929, to John and Emma Brelsford. Preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, June Smith. Survived by his wife, Kay; daughter, Cynthia D. Smith; sons, Michael J. (JoDee) Brelsford and Max F. Ewing; grandchildren, Erin McAuliffe, Desiree (Dean Jacquez) Madril, J.D. McAuliffe; great-granddaughter, Dejah Jacquez; nephew, Rob Smith; and niece, Nancy Hansen. He graduated from Trinidad High School in 1948, and joined the U.S. Navy as a fire controlman. After the Navy, he worked for Mountain Bell, retiring in 1987. He also worked for Alamosa County as the supervisor of buildings and grounds. John served as assistant chief on the Alamosa Fire Department, and was PER of Alamosa Lodge No. 1097 BPOE. He was the recipient of the Vail Medal of Honor. He loved hunting, fishing, carpentry and being outdoors. At his request, cremation with no service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alamosa Fire Department in care of Tony Bobicki, 1402 Second St., Alamosa, CO 81101.

Brendle, Sharon
Sharon Brendle - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1955 - Sharon Brendle, Services Friday 10 a.m. Mount Carmel Church. Interment, Gate of Heaven, Roselawn. George F. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Breneman, Richard Joseph
Richard Joseph Breneman - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2011 - Richard Joseph Breneman entered eternal life on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, in Florence, Colo. Born April 2, 1919, to Calvin and Anna Breneman. Rich married his love, Marian Walters, on Jan. 12, 1946. Proud father of Anita (Daryl) Jacobs, Mary Jo (Jack) Webb, Patricia Madison and Connie Cotton. Proud grandfather to Ammie (Rick) Thomas, Mikhael (Monica) Webb, Candee (Toby) Villanueva, Lisa (Chad) Guthrie, Laura (Jason) Lane, Andrea (Chas) Orth, Cassie (Andy) Musick and Casey Cotton. He was blessed by 16 great-grandchildren. Heaven welcomed a wonderful man! He would want us to celebrate his wonderful life and his homecoming! A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 26, at The Ranch in Canon City with Chaplain Thomas Steranka officiating. Arrangements were handled through Funeral and Cremation Care of Colorado. ' What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.' 

Brenizer, John Henry
John Henry Brenizer - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 2012 - John Henry Brenizer, 94, passed away April 21, 2012, in Pueblo. John was born to Ivan and Susan (Kethe) Brenizer in Schuyler County, Mo., on Sept. 25, 1917. He graduated from Lancaster High School. Prior to his retirement, he worked for the Santa Fe Railroad as a conductor/brakeman. John was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Rosa Fiala and Dorothy Walter. He is survived by his children, Barbara (Rick) Ludwig, John (Sidney McConnell) Brenizer, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, DJ (Sonja) Crites, Charity (Ed) Hurts, Robert, Laura (Joel) Paas, Susan and Mike Ludwig; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; also numerous nieces, nephews and brothers-in-law. John was active in his community when he lived in La Junta. He was a member of the Lions, and the Elks Lodge 701, having served to become an Exalted Ruler. He was a Boy Scout leader and was elected to obtain the Order of the Arrow. He was a founding member of the Whittington Center in Raton, N.M., and faithful NRA member. Also, he was an active member of Our Lady of Guadalupe parish while in La Junta. A special thank you to the caregivers at University Park Care Center for the care he received these last three months. There will be no viewing. Memorial Mass to be said by Father Alvarez, 10 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2012, Saint Paul Catholic Church, 1132 Oro Grande Drive, in Pueblo West. Graveyard services to be conducted by the Elk' s Lodge 701 in La Junta at 4 p.m. that afternoon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Pueblo and of Avondale.

Brennan, John C.
John C. Brennan - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2011 - John C. Brennan, 48, of Incline Village, Nev., and formerly of Pueblo, passed away on Nov. 3, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family, friends and his favorite show, ESPN's Sportcenter. He is survived by his parents, Ted and Christie Brennan of Pueblo; siblings, Terry Brennan (Jeanne Acheson) of Denver, Andy (Tammy) Brennan of Colorado Springs, and Colleen (Keith) Meyer of Fort Collins; nephew, Calen Brennan; and nieces, Taryn Brennan, Jennifer Smith, Ashley Brennan and Karlie Meyer; grand-niece, Lily Smith; and grand-nephew, Brennan Smith; special aunts, Helen McCormick and Patricia McDonnell; and many other favorite aunts, uncles and cousins. Born Dec. 7, 1962, John ' JB'  graduated from South High School in 1981, where he was a natural athlete in football, baseball and basketball. He received numerous awards including the Babe Ruth Athlete of the Year, Father John Power Award, and was honored by the Greater Pueblo Sports Association for his athletic achievements. He attended Menlo College and graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where he received a degree in economics in 1986. Following graduation, John found paradise along the shores of Lake Tahoe when he moved to Incline Village and quickly became a popular local. It was there where John harnessed his entrepreneurial spirit and love for sports and became owner of Rookies Sports Bar & Grill for over 20 years. He was loved by many in the community and will be greatly missed. The family wishes to extend its deepest appreciation to Dr. Tim Heilman, Rachel and ' Dr. Tim's'  staff for their loving care of John throughout his battle. Special thanks also are extended to John's thoughtful friends and coworkers in Incline Village. We are grateful for your support. John's family will be holding an Irish celebration in his honor from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19 at The Cock & Bull Tavern, 325 S. Union Ave. Those who wish may make contributions in memory of John to Runyon Field, 400 Stanton Ave., Pueblo, CO 81003.

Brennan, Lucille C.
Lucille C. Brennan - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 2009 - Lucille C. Brennan, 99, passed away May 6, 2009. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Bressan, Alvin Byron
Alvin Byron Bressan - Pueblo Chieftain - December 5, 2010 - Alvin Byron Bressan, born Jan. 2, 1938, in Walsenburg, Colo., passed away Nov. 29, 2010, after a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by parents, Charles B. and Lenore A. (Kimbrel); nephew, James A. Bressan; son, Robert D.; and daughter, Rebecca J. Bressan. Survived by his wife, Sandra; brother, Vernon (Amy) Bressan and daughter, Beth (Roy) Hall; and grandson, Matthew Mauro; one nephew, six nieces and numerous cousins. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Pius X. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. At the family' s request, there will be no viewing. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of choice. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Brewer, Audie Louise
Audie Louise Brewer - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2010 - Audie Louise Brewer passed away March 18, 2010 in Pueblo, Colorado. Audie was born July 25, 1913 in Soper, Oklahoma, one of six children to J. S. and Hester Brewer and came to Pueblo in 1974 to be closer to her sister Birdie. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, C.C. Brewer, and her sisters Bonnie Smith, Vera Simonson, Birdie Chesak, and Beulah Harkey. Her survivors include several friends including Claire Langevin and Leslie Johnson. As per her wishes, cremation has taken place and no public services will he held. She will be laid to rest in Slaton, Texas at a later date.

Brewer, Dylan Trent
Dylan Trent Brewer - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2009 - Dylan Trent Brewer passed away on Jan. 19, 2009, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Born Jan. 5, 2009, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by parents, Brian James Brewer, Alicia Marie Kaiser-Brewer; and sister, Rose Marie Brewer; grandparents, Kay and Alvin V. Molina, Don and Donna Kaiser, James and Robin Brewer; great-grandparents, Eva Kaiser, Emma Molina and John Patrick; aunts and uncles, Luke Kaiser, Diana and Matt Saldana, Alvin J. Molina, Sabrina Caraveo, Richie Berndt and Kim Madrid-Berndt, Jason Difatta; and numerous cousins. Our special thanks to the doctors and nurses of the NICU at Memorial Hospital for Children and the Ronald McDonald House. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009; service, 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, at Imperial Funeral Home, 5450 Highway 78 West, Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dylan Trent Memorial Fund at Academy Bank. "Our Hero, The Great Teacher." He will always be remembered. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Brewer, Kelly Lynne
Kelly Lynne Brewer - Pueblo Chieftain - December 6, 2012 - Kelly Lynne Brewer died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, in Pueblo. She was born Oct. 13, 1964, in Munich, Germany, and graduated from Delta (Colorado) High School in 1982. Kelly adored her children and had a soft spot for all animals, especially for her pal, the family dog they named ' Bailey.'  She was preceded in death by her father, William L. Watson. Her survivors include her children, Tory J. Sayhouse and Stevie L. Williams; her mother and stepfather, Jeanie and Robert Bailey; her brother, Greg L. Alvord; her stepbrothers, Ron (special friend Mary) Bailey, James (Kathi) Bailey and Mark (Karen) Bailey; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. No viewing, Cremation. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at Pueblo First Church of the Nazarene, 84 Stanford Ave. The family gives a heartfelt thank you to the medical teams at Parkview Medical Center, the Pueblo city emergency response teams, St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center ICU and the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their loving care of Kelly. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be given to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the charity of your choice.

Brewer, Linda
Linda Brewer - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2013 - Linda Brewer, 59, passed away Feb. 4, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Faye Jackson; and husband, Jim Brewer. She is survived by her son, David (Miriam) Jackson; and granddaughters, Cierra and Brianna. Linda retired from the Colorado State Hospital, where she worked in medical recording. She loved gardening, working in her yard and going camping in Salida every summer with her husband, Jim. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Brewster, Lester
Lester Brewster - Trinidad Times Independent - January 16, 2007 - Lester Brewster, 86, died January 10, 2007, in Trinidad. He was born July 22, 1920, in Rarden, Ohio, to Lowell H. and Laura Brewster) Strutt. Lester graduated from Piketon High School and joined the Navy in 1939. He attended Radio School in San Diego, Calif., and served as a radio operator in the South Pacific on the USS Lexington; USS Independence, and the USS Yorktown during World War II. He married Ruby F. Brewster in 1945 in Corpus Cristi, Texas. After the war, he graduated from Ohio Northern University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He first went to work as a surveyor then worked as an electrical engineer for the United States government and he retired in 1972. He was a member of the Lions Club, American Legion, VFW, and LULAC the Legion of United Latin American Citizens and served as a volunteer at local hospitals where he lived. He also traveled extensively throughout Mexico. He married Mary Egenberger in the 1970s. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary and his parents. He is survived by his sons: Mike (Judy) Brewster, Guthrie, Okla.; Alan (Erma) Brewster, Aguilar; Jonathan (MaLynn) Brewster, Weston; daughters Lana (Leslie) Roberts, Weston; Teresa (Tony) Barnhart, Albuquerque; one brother and two sisters, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Mike Brewster, Al Brewster, Jon Brewster, Leslie Roberts, Tony Barnhart, and Rick Vigil. Honorary Pallbearer will be Shawn Martinez. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 17, from 2-6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Family and close friends will gather Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home to memorialize their father and friend. Burial will be on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Brewton, Ronald
Ronald Brewton - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 1994 - Fiery Crash Kills Driver - Wreck Halts Traffic For Nine Hours - Traffic backs up on I-25 near the First Street exit after the interstate was closed. An Aurora truck driver died in a fiery crash early Wednesday when his double-tank semi truck slammed into a bridge abutment on Interstate 25 at Santa Fe Avenue. The impact partially ruptured the truck's tanks, causing several tons of the cargo - 75,000 pounds of hydrated white lime powder - to spill onto the roadway. The interstate was closed from about 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. as more than 60 workers labored to untangle the wreckage and clean up the mess. Police identified the driver as Ronald Brewton, 51, of 2325 Oakland in Aurora, a driver for Don Ward Transport vehicles. He died at the scene of massive head and internal injuries and it took rescue workers almost nine hours to free his body from the wreckage. Joe Martinez, who lives about a half a block from the bridge, said he had just gotten home from work and was reading the morning newspaper just before 7 a.m. when he heard a loud explosion. "I heard this loud bang and I dropped my newspaper and ran out," said Martinez. "I saw this large puff of that white stuff (lime) and then I saw the flames by the gas tank. Two or three minutes later, I saw a cloud of black smoke." Seven hours later, Martinez, who works for Andrews Produce, was still at the scene helping police officers direct traffic around the accident site. The diesel fire was visible from as far away as Pueblo West before it was doused by firefighters. Deputy Police Chief Ron Gravatt said the rig - which included a semi-tractor, and a double-solid material tanker trailer - was headed south when the driver lost control about 100 yards north of the bridge over the Arkansas River. The truck rolled onto one side and slid along the concrete center divider until it struck the bridge embankment. The cab remained on the roadway, but part of the trailer slammed into the void between the two bridges. Investigators were speculating that a combination of excessive speed and a heavy load caused Brewton to lose control of his rig. A hazardous-materials team from the Colorado State Patrol vacuumed most of the remaining hydrated lime from the truck's tanks before it could be righted and removed from the scene. According to one unidentified member of the hazardous-materials team, hydrated lime is used in a variety of building materials, including concrete, masonry, mortar and stucco. It can be hazardous if swallowed, inhaled or mixed with moisture and touched by unprotected skin. By mid-morning, Kirk Ray, emergency-services coordinator with the Salvation Army, had set up a food-service station for the rescue workers, firemen, and members of the news media. Initially, Ray was offering coffee, punch and water and a few sweet snacks. Just after noon, reinforcement box lunches, soft drinks and fruits sent by King Soopers stores and McDonald's restaurants arrived. With the interstate closed for most of the day, traffic on Pueblo streets was extremely heavy. At least a dozen minor accidents were reported Downtown along the detour routes.

Briber, Carol
Carol Willey Briber - Times-News - February 18, 2007 - Carol Willey Briber, 80, of Hendersonville died after a prolonged illness Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, at Pardee Hospital. She was born in Trinidad, Colo., to the late Gilbert S. Willey, the former superintendent of schools in Winnetka, Ill., and Rachel Griffith Willey. Prior to moving to Hendersonville in 1988, she and her husband lived in Washington, Kansas, Illinois and California. She was educated in the Denver public school system. While in high school, she was the first chair cellist with the Denver Symphony. She was a graduate of Denver University. She was a member of chamber music groups and taught school while in Deerfield, Ill. Upon moving to California, she was a technical secretary with Smith Kline Beckman and a member of the Peninsula Symphony and various string trios. In Hendersonville, she was an active member of the Baha'i faith and for many years served as treasurer on the Local Spiritual Assembly. As a cello player, she was a member of the Asheville and Hendersonville Symphony Orchestras, the Four Seasons Quartet and taught cello for many years. During her tenure as chairman of the Scholarship Committee for the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra, more than $25,000 was raised for music scholarships. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Alex; a son, Stuart and wife, Debbie, of Hollister, Calif.; a daughter, Andrea McKibben and husband, Roy, of Foresthill, Calif.; sisters, Miriam Willey of Delaware, Ohio, and Rhoda Thomasson of Cleveland; three grandchildren, Elena, a junior at the University of California at Irvine, and twins, Cadence and Ryan, 8, of Foresthill, Calif. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Thos. Shepherd's Church Street Chapel. Interment will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra, Youth Education Fund, P.O. Box 1811, Hendersonville, N.C. 28793. An online register book is available at www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Brice, Ileen Jewel
Ileen Jewel Brice - Pueblo Chieftain - June 4, 2009 - Ileen Jewel Brice, 97, passed away June 3, 2009. Survived by her son, Cliff (Lunda) Brice Jr. of Pueblo; son-in-law, Ellwyn Meek of Texas; siblings, Richard L. Lucy of Tulsa, Okla., and Leola McIntyre of Edmund, Okla.; grandchildren, Renee Vanover, Michelle Tinsley, Lee McIntyre, Cliff (Sandy) Brice III and Bonner (Annette) Brice; and great-grandchildren, Russell Vanover, Steven Tinsley, Andrea Tinsley, Megan Tinsley, Justin Hubenak, Taryn Hubenak, Clifford C. Brice, Drew Brice, Mattea Brice, Adam Brice and Megan Brice. Preceded in death by her husband, Cliff Brice Sr., in 1979; daughter, Fanchon Meek; brother, Kenneth Lucy; and grandson, Brice Meek. Ileen was born to Michael and Mathea Lucy on Nov. 22, 1911, in Coteau, N.D. In the early years, she partnered with her husband, Cliff, in operating Cliff Brice Stations. She also volunteered as a gray lady at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. She was a member of Lake Avenue Baptist Church and Beta Sigma Phi. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, June 5, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. George White officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital or Lake Avenue Baptist, through the funeral home.

Brice-Nash, Dale
Dale Brice-Nash - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 2011 - Dale Brice-Nash of Phoenix passed away unexpectedly Nov. 21, 2011, in Phoenix. Dale was born in 1970 and raised in Pueblo, Colo. He is survived by parents, Terry and Terri Brice-Nash and Pam and Eddie Munoz; children, Nathan, Canon, Torrina, Hunter and Tesla; his brother, Clark (Becky) Brice-Nash; sisters, Paige (Jeff) Heagle and Alison Pineda; aunts, Melanie (Jeff) Osterman, Cheri (Roman) Zanotelli and Barbi Ianne; numerous nieces and nephews. Service will be held in Phoenix, time and date pending.

Brick, Edward L.
Edward L. Brick - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2012 - Edward L. Brick, 64, passed away March 10, 2012. He was born in La Junta, Colo., on March 11, 1947. He was predeceased by his father, Edward Brick. Survived by his wife, Susan Brick; son, Scott Brick; mother, Flora Brick; grandchildren, McKenzie and Jackson Brick; sisters, Shirley Davidson and Peggy LePlatt; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Edward was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Vietnam. He retired from JM Manufacturing after 34 years. Cremation, with a memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Chapel of the Angels. Donations in his memory may be made to Solamor Hospice through the funeral home. Arrangements, Imperial.

Brick, Flora M.
Flora M. Brick - Pueblo Chieftain - August 7, 2012 - Flora M. Brick, 87, was born in Nevada, Mo., and passed away in Pueblo, Aug. 4, 2012. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward; and her son, Eddie. Survived by daughters, Shirley Davidson and Peggy LePlatte; and daughter-in-law, Susan Brick; seven grandchildren; numerous great and great-great-grandchildren. Flora was a member of Business and Professional Women and First Baptist Church in LaJunta, Colo. Memorial service 10 a.m. Friday at Imperial' s Chapel of the Angels. Donations may be made to either the Alzheimer' s Association or Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Bricka, Gerald W.
Gerald W. Bricka - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2008 - Gerald W. Bricka passed away October 28, 2008 in Pueblo. Gerald was born August 26, 1947 in Cincinnati, OH, the only child to Wayne and Frances Bricka who preceded him in death. He enjoyed travel, history, and had a love for flying. He was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Assn. and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Assn. Mr. Bricka is survived by his son Beorn (Khristina) Bricka, and grandson Nikolai, all of Phoenix, AZ. No public services are planned. Cremation has taken place.

Bridgeman, LaNita D.
LaNita D. Bridgeman - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 2012 - LaNita D. Bridgeman, 74, departed on Feb. 14, 2012, (Valentine' s Day). LaNita was married in a Baptist parsonage in Alva, Okla., on April 4, 1958 (Good Friday that year), to Max E. Bridgeman. Through the 53 years together, Max and LaNita were able to travel to all 50 states. Eleven of those memorable years, they were ' snow birders'  in Laughlin and Mesquite, Nev., and Bullhead City, Ariz., as they enjoyed playing many games of pinochle. The games would continue in Pueblo with the SRDA members. LaNita loved her family and would show that by joking with her many friends and family. She showed her creativity through her beautiful crocheting and knitting projects. LaNita loved her cabin and home in Rye with the wildlife, hummingbirds, flowers, trees, and nature all around. LaNita was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Bernice Ames, Mooreland, Okla.; sister, Eileen Moynihan, Woodward, Okla.; brother, Loren Ames, Grand Rapids, Mich. She is survived by her beloved husband, Max E. Bridgeman; children, Lex Bridgeman, Alamosa, Colo., Tod (Kelly) Bridgeman, Aurora, Colo.; grandchildren, Derek and Hunter Bridgeman, Pueblo West, Colo.; siblings, J. Alan ' Bud'  (Barbara) Ames, Mooreland, Okla., Byron (Deanna) Ames, Mooreland, Okla., Doug (Kathleen) Ames, Gage, Okla., sisters-in-law, Viva Ames, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Rayna Peronne, Deer Lodge, Mont.; brother-in-law, Lyle Moyniham, Irvin, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. At LaNita' s request, there will not be a service. Inurnment will take place at Imperial Memorial Gardens as her final resting place will overlook the majestic Pikes Peak. Contributions may be made to any local cancer fund in LaNita' s name. Arrangements through Imperial Funeral Home.

Bridges, Norman Ray
Norman Ray Bridges - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 2012 - Norman Ray Bridges, 75, Pueblo, December 14. Romero.

Briggs, Eugene C.
Eugene C. Briggs - Milwaukee (Wisconsin) Daily Journal - April 16, 1888 - Wisconsin News - Eugene C. Briggs, of Appleton, died at Pueblo, Col., last week, whither he had gone in search of health.

Briggs, Thomas A. III
Thomas A. Briggs, III - San Gabriel Valley Tribune - October 5, 2010 - Thomas A. Briggs III, Mar. 20, 1929 - Sept. 29, 2010 - Tom Briggs, 81, died peacefully at his home in Hacienda Heights on the morning of September 29, 2010, with his loving family around him. He suffered from a short, painful case of lung and liver cancer. He was born in Trinidad, Colorado to Sarah Beaton Briggs and Thomas A. Briggs, Jr. The family moved to Canon City where Tom played high school football, and twice made All State. He was awarded a football scholarship at the University of Denver where he attended classes for two years before entering the Marine Corps. After two years of service, he returned to University of Denver and obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree, with major emphasis on building industry and real estate. He was employed as Building Official for both Canon City and Aurora Colorado, then became Manager of Code Development for International Conference of Building Officials in Pasadena, being responsible for writing the Building Code for the protection of people and property. In 1960, while in Aurora, he married Margaret (Peggy) Briggs and they were blessed with two children, Melissa and Jeffrey. He became a Mason in 1994 and has been a strong supporter of their principles. After retirement, he loved to play golf, and spent many days on the course with his friends. Tom is survived by his wife Peggy, daughter Melissa Ellis (Steve), granddaughter Amanda Heredia (Jason), great-granddaughter Daylin, grandson Brian Ellis, his sister Catherine Brallier and many friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his son Jeffrey. Services will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 2161 S. Fullerton Road, Rowland Heights, on Tuesday, October 5 at 11:00 am. Donations in his honor may be made to the City of Hope Cancer Center, Duarte.

Bright, Ed (Father of)
Father of Ed Bright - Rocky Mountain News - August 18, 1891 - Trinidad, Colo., Aug. 17 - Mr. Ed Bright, well known in Denver and all parts of Colorado, received a telegram today announcing the death of his father last Saturday night at Pottsville, Pa. Mr. Bright had a letter from his father Saturday, in which the old gentleman spoke of his unusual good health.

Bright, Henry Leroy
Henry Leroy Bright - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 2010 - Henry Leroy Bright, 49, born Sept. 14, 1960, in Canon City, Colo.; moved to Pueblo June, 1961, from Canon City; passed away Sept. 12, 2010, at a Pueblo hospital. Preceded in death by his father, John Bright; brother, Leonard Bright; and grandparents. Survived by his mother, Adeline Bright, Pueblo, Colo.; sisters, Lucreta Bright, Jefferson City, Mo., and Pamela Fern, Rowlett, Texas. Employed by CSU-Pueblo. Cremation with private service later. Family contact: Adeline Bright at 719-545-5593. Griffy Family Funeral Home in Fowler, Colo., is in charge of arrangements.

Bright, Ryan Michael
Ryan Michael Bright - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2012 - Ryan Michael Bright, son of Gwen McCranie, younger brother of Tyler Bright, older brother to Lyle Bright and JJ Smith, peacefully passed away during the sunset of Friday, Feb. 10, 2012. Ryan was greeted in heaven by his great-grandfather, Spencer Clinkscales; grandmother, Barbara Bright; grandfather, Lee McCranie; pawpa, Mark Brasher; and great-uncle, Willie Elders. His family remaining to miss his smile is great-grandmothers, Angie Clinkscales and Juanita Warner; grandmothers, Kathy Brasher and Donna Brookhart; his grandfather pawpaw, Frank Michael Bright; great-aunt, Brenda Elders. Also very special uncles, Kenneth Bright, Spencer McCranie and David McCranie; devoted aunts, Tracy McCranie and Becky McCranie; dear cousins, Hannah and Elijah Bright and Kenna Legnard, plus Greg and Lynn Whipple and daughter Lauren, and many cousins in South Carolina. Also his one and only niece and namesake, Abigail Ryan McCranie, and her mom, Katie. He is survived by extended loved ones he adored in his home states of South Carolina and Georgia: Amy Tanner and family, Sandra Miller and family, MeeMaw and Papaw Miller, Lin Lee and her family; his best buddy, first grade teacher, Don Garrett and his wife, Karen; Crystal "sis" and her sisters. The family that loved him in Colorado, Grandma and Grandpa, Judy and John Peachee. Michelle and Andy Lewis, best friends forever. Sam and Neva Quintana, brother and sister in Christ, we will meet again. Sonny Sandoval, POD crew and the Whosoever crew, in God we love. His longtime classmate, Cassidy and her son, also Ryan' s namesake, Bently Ryan Alexandar Crump "little guy." Ryan asked the following to be said, in his words: "Those who flew in to be with my Mom, stopped in to give hugs, cook, and kiss me. I knew you were here. Thanks Karen with Dream Weavers (I loved my trip), Belva, Brandi, Renee, Donna, Jan, Nicole, everyone. I love you so much and am blessed for you to be a part of my life, thanks to everyone who came by to take care of me, my mom, and my brothers. Sarah Woods, I heard you singing to me, thank you for the little party. I am in every butterfly you see and I am OK." Special thanks to St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Allen Lynch, Dr. Sloan, Jake and Noel. Memorial service honoring Ryan, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, Broadway Christian Church, 206 Broadway Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please provide donations in Ryan' s memory to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Donations may also be made to the Ryan M. Bright Memorial Fund at any US Bank or mail to 503 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Account number 10368136502. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Brill, William John
William John Brill - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 2010 - William John Brill, 85, born Oct. 6, 1924, died Feb. 26, 2010. Survived by his wife, Beverly; daughter, Nancy Nicoloff; son, Eric (Janise) Brill; and granddaughter, Sabre Brill. He retired as corporate manager of Industrial Engineering of CF&I. Memorial service, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2010, First Presbyterian Church, 10th and Court Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church or the Pueblo Zoo in care of Montgomery & Steward.

Brill, Wilma
Wilma Brill - Pueblo Chieftain - April 5, 2009 - Wilma Brill, 76, passed away on March 30, 2009. Preceded by her loving husband, Charles. Survived by children, Charles Lee (Vicky) Brill, Charlene (Willy) Swift, Dale (Sue) Brill, Kathy Scheele and Cheryl Brill; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren; brothers, Harry (Sue), Charles (Karen) Burbidge; sister, Roxy Newell; and numerous other family members. Wilma loved people and social activities, flowers and travel. She will be dearly missed. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Brillhart, Mary Anne
Mary Anne Brillhart - Lexington Clipper-Herald - January 5, 2004 - A private family memorial service for Mary Anne Brillhart, 66, of Scottsbluff, who died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at her home, will be held at the Jolliffe Funeral Home in Scottsbluff at a later date. Her remains were cremated. Memorials have been established to the WNCC Foundation or to Prairie Haven Hospice. She was born Feb. 1, 1937, in Tulsa, Okla., to Phil F. and Fannie C. (Krumpush) Carman. She grew up in Tulsa and graduated from Will Rogers High School in 1955, and then attended the University of Tulsa. She married Ron Brillhart Aug. 12, 1960, and had been an active participant in Ron' s coaching career, having resided in Oklahoma, Colorado and Nebraska. She is survived by her husband Ron Brillhart of Scottsbluff; son Brad Brillhart of Trinidad, Colo.; daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and George Taylor of Kinston, N.C., and Tina and Curtis Naibauer of Greeley, Colo.; grandchildren, Amanda, Bradley, Caleb and Dylan Taylor and Samantha Naibauer; and her mother Fannie C. Carman of Scottsbluff. She was preceded in death by her father.

Briner, Harry Paul
Harry Paul Briner - Trinidad Times Independent - March 15, 2010 - Harry Paul Briner, 97, passed away at the Trinidad State Nursing Home on March 13, 2010. He was born to Leona (Beil) and Adolph Frank in Chicago on Nov. 13, 1912. In his younger years he was involved in the CCC Camps as a trail maker. He then was employed by the Erie Railroad in Chicago and then became a Chicago Fireman. Harry also was employed as a lineman for IBEW #9. He then moved to Arizona where he worked for the city of Lake Havasu. He was an avid runner and competed in many competitions where he was a recipient of many medals and awards. In a 2006 Florida competition, he was awarded the Senior Olympic Gold Medal. Harry loved golf, fishing and dancing, where he competed in Exhibition and Ballroom competitions. Preceding him in death are parents, Leona and Adolph Frank, wives, Jeanette and Olympia and siblings, Edward, Pearl and Nancy. Survivors are son, James (Darlene) Briner, Bradenton, Florida; daughter, Carole Bourdo-Dawes and Luton Dawes, Trinidad; brother, Charles (Beverly) Briner, Cape Coral, Fla.; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, one niece, one nephew and many friends and caregivers. Funeral Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, March 26, at Holy Trinity Church. Inurnment will be at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Brink, Carl W. Jr.
Carl W. Brink Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 2010 - Carl W. Brink Jr., formerly of Canon City, Colo., died Nov. 20, 2010, at Bruce McCandless Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Bruce McCandless Colorado State Veterans Home, 903 Moore Ave., Florence, Colo. Arrangements handled by Holt Funeral Home.

Brinker, Francis E.
Francis "Bob" E. Brinker - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2009 - Francis "Bob" E. Brinker, 76, passed away on Jan. 8, 2009. Survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Jackie; sons, Randall (Lilly) and Richard (Karen), all of Pueblo West; sisters, Donna (Lee) Rogers of Tucson, Ariz., and Lois (Olis) Farley of Mayer, Ariz.; granddaughter, Kaela Marie Harguth; and great-granddaughter, Jadyn Hayes Harguth of Gresham, Ore. Friends liked him and his family loved him. He led by example and stayed true to his character. Simply stated a great husband, provider and father. His sense of humor was only surpassed by his kindness and generosity to others and dedication to his family. Now he leads us again and we know he will watch over us in our next journey together. 'til we meet again. As per family request, no viewing or service. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Francis' name to the Leukemia Society, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Rocky Mountain Chapter, 5353 W. Dartmouth Ave., Denver, CO 80227, 303-984-2110. The family may be contacted at the family home.

Brinks, Shirley
Shirley Brinks - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2012 - Shirley Brinks passed away June 27, 2012. She is survived by four children and four grandchildren. Shirley was a compassionate woman and a writer, who lived an extraordinary life. Her circle of amazing friends is a testament to her loving spirit.

Briones, John M.
John M. Briones - Trinidad Times Independent - June 19, 2009 - John M. Briones born Jan. 5, 1931. Passed away June 12, 2009. Graduate of THS Class of '49. Preceded in death by parents John and Eva (Valdez) Briones. Survived by wife Lydia O'Cana Briones, brothers Richard (Lillian), Robert (Susan), sister Margaret (Ben) Chavez, sons Louis (Valerie) Lopez, Mark (Lucy) Lopez, Matthew Lopez, John Jr., daughter Paula (Butch) Hamilton, 6 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. Service on Friday, June 19th, at 9:30 am, Deliverance Tabernacle, 395 Knox, Denver, 80219. Burial at Ft. Logan National Cemetery at 12 noon

Briscoe, Lucille
Lucille Briscoe - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 2012 - Lucille Briscoe, 89, of Clovis, N.M., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 2012, in La Veta Cemetery, La Veta, Colo., with Lewis Heisch officiating. Arrangements, Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd., Amarillo, Texas. The family suggests memorials be to BSA Hospice, P. O. Box 950, Amarillo, TX 79105.

Brisendine, Wanda L.
Wanda L. Brisendine - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 2010 - Wanda L. Brisendine, 81, of La Junta, passed away on Oct. 26, 2010, at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center. Visitation, 6 to 8 p.m. today, Oct. 29, 2010, Peacock Memorial Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, First Church of the Nazarene. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in La Junta.

Brister, James Nolan Sr.
James Nolan Brister - News-Capital & Democrat - December 6, 2005 - The funeral for James Nolan Brister Sr. 89, of Athens, will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Spry Funeral Home with Joe Teal and Tim Brister officiating. Burial will be Thursday at 3 p.m. in Rose Hill Cemetery in Brookhaven, Miss. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home. Mr. Brister died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, at Huntsville Hospital. He was born June 30, 1916, in Bogue Chitto, Miss. He was a graduate of Mississippi College and Southern Seminary at Louisville. He served as pastor for churches in Virginia, Indiana and Mississippi and interim pastor for two Mississippi churches. He was a former chairman of deacons at Pinelake Baptist Church at Brandon, Miss., and a member of First Baptist Church in Athens. He was a chaplain for the Army and Veterans Administration Hospital in Jackson, Miss., and was active with the Southern Baptist Home Mission Board. He was a volunteer for Mississippi Southern Baptist Association and VA Nursing Home of Jackson, Miss. Survivors include his wife, Frances Brister; a daughter, Mary Lynn Shadburn of Corinth, Miss.; two sons, James Nolan Brister Jr., of Trinidad, Colo., and Tom Brister of Athens; four grandsons, Daniel Nolan Brister, James Travis Brister, Brian Brister and Timothy Brister; three granddaughters, Jennilyn McDaniel, Janalee Shadburn and Lindy Claire Brister; and two great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Gideon Memorial Bibles.

Britt, Minta Anne
Minta Anne Savage Britt - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 2010 - Minta Anne Savage Britt, Pueblo West, Colo., passed away Dec. 17, 2010. Minta was born March 24, 1922, in Wichita, Kan., to Herbert V. Savage Sr. and Thelma J. Blackshere Savage. She graduated from Hutchinson High School in Hutchinson, Kan., in 1940. She married Robert Wilson Britt in Hutchinson on April 21, 1941. She and her husband owned and operated Acme Cleaners in Pueblo for many years. She was predeceased by her parents; husband; son, Richard W. Britt; and brother, Herbert V. Savage Jr. Surviving children are Debra Britt Jacketta, Pueblo West, Colo., Douglas (Julie) Britt, Carbondale, Colo., Duffield W. Britt, Pueblo, Colo., and Jan McCready, the surviving widow of Richard Britt. Grandchildren are Dylan Jacketta, Pueblo West, Dotti and Darby Britt, Henderson, Nev., and Brittney, Jack and Bella Britt, all of Carbondale, Colo. There are three great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews. She also is survived by her sister, Donna (Harold) Walters of Hutchinson, Kan. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Pueblo West Fire Fighters Association in honor of Dylan Jacketta. Personal condolences also may be sent to the family at P.O. Box 7005, Pueblo West, CO 81007, and to the Britt family at P.O. Box 7176, Pueblo West, CO 81007. Private services will be held. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Britton, Nancy Mae
Nancy Mae Britton - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2010 - Nancy Mae Britton, 78, La Veta, Feb. 18. Boies-Ortega, Walsenburg.

Brock, Lee Roy
Lee Roy Brock - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 2012 - Lee Roy Brock, 81, of 600 Enterprise Blvd., Space No. 1011, Rockport, Texas 78382, passed away Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, in Rockport. He was born March 23, 1931, in Dorrance, Kan., to parents, Dan and Elizabeth Brock. Lee married Lavada Hunter on April 13, 1962, in Pueblo, Colo. He worked for CF&I Steel for 36 years and was the original founder of Brock' s Auto Body in Pueblo. Survived by wife, Lavada Brock of Rockport; children, David Brock, Steve (Cass) Brock, Peggy Brock (Mike) Torpey, Mike (Gerri) Hunter, Jimmie (Jan) Hunter; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Alan; and parents, Dick and Elizabeth Brock. Preceded in death by siblings, Robert Brock and Geraldine (Brock) Miles.

Brock, Robert Ernest
Robert Ernest Brock - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 2009 - Robert Ernest Brock, July 8, 1955, to June 16, 2009. Rest in peace, Robbie. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice House.

Brod, Curtis
Curtis Brod - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 2004 - Curtis Brod, 52, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord, March 14, 2004. Born June 8, 1951, in Chicago, Ill. Survived by father, Charles (Joyce) Brod; children, Renee (Lonnie) Lucero, Shawna Brod (Derrick Hines), Ryan Brod; brothers, Carl (Cecelia), Charles (Alice); sisters, Doris, Charlene (Jerry), Diane; grandchildren, Carlos, Nicco, Lorenzo, Laryssa, Breonna; special friend, Tina. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service. Cremation has taken place.

Brokaw, Betty Lou
Betty Lou Brokaw - Pueblo Chieftain - March 1, 2011 - Betty Lou Brokaw, 65, walked those golden stairs Feb. 20, 2011. Born April 11, 1946. Special thanks to Joni Fair Hospice House for making her journey to heaven as she prayed, Parkview Medical Center staff, especially Tower 4 doctors and nurses, Imperial Gardens, the Rev. Maples, Lorraine Pike, Sam Reniker, Bill Pike and her neighbors who had been so caring to her for so many years. Preceded by parents, Raymond and Erma Brokaw. Per her request, interment has taken place. Memorial service to be published at a later date. Donations are suggested to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 2011 - Betty Lou Brokaw. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Today, March 19, 2011, at Hospice House Chapel, 1107 Pueblo Boulevard Way, with the Rev. Maples officiating. Donations may be made to hospice. Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 2011 - Betty Lou Brokaw. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Hospice House Chapel, 1107 Pueblo Boulevard Way, with the Rev. Maples officiating. Donations may be made to hospice.

Bronson, Ruth Irene
Ruth Irene Bronson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 2011 - Ruth Irene Bronson, 100, of Fowler, passed away on June 14, 2011, at the North Shore Health and Rehabilitation Center in Loveland, Colo. She was born on Sept. 9, 1910, in Ordway, Colo., the daughter of Henry and Ella Catherine Miller Baker. She was married to Robert E. Bronson on June 7, 1930, in Rocky Ford, Colo. They lived in Fowler from 1967 until 2000. She lived for a while in Pueblo and moved to Loveland in 2008. Mr. Bronson preceded her in death on March 14, 1981. She is survived by two daughters, Elinor (Dewey Houston) Garrett of Casa Grande, Ariz., and Beverly (Richard) Buck of Chandler, Ariz.; and two sons, Richard (Dorothy) Bronson of Green Valley, Ariz., and Robert Bronson of Henderson, Nev. There are 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. A grandson, Michael Bronson, preceded her in death. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service with graveside service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2011, Fowler Cemetery.

Brooke, Bertha Miller
Bertha Miller Brooke - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 2011 - Bertha Miller Brooke was born May 6, 1907, to Frank and Pearl Brown in Kansas City, Kan. She married Thomas Henry Brooke, Dec. 2, 1939, in Pueblo, Colo. Ms. Brooke passed away Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, and is survived by her husband, Tom of Thomasville, Georgia; three sons, Clarence W. (Rose) Brooke, Yountville, Calif.; Jerry K. (Lucy) Brooke, Thomasville, Ga.; and Thomas S. (Sherry) Brooke, Waunakee, Wis. She also is survived by seven grandchildren, Jeff (Joanne) Brooke, Mount Vernon, Wash.; Kellie (Jim) Meier, Vacaville, Calif.; Guy (Barbara) Brooke, Naches, Wash.; Jerry Kirk Brooke Jr., Thornton, Colo.; Patrick Thomas (Sandy) Brooke, Hudson, Colo.; Scott Daniel (Brenda) Brooke, Midwest City, Okla.; and Matthew Brooke, Waunakee, Wis.; 12 great-grandchildren, Steve, Shane and Sara Meier, Vacaville, Calif.; Tiffany White, Spokane, Wash.; Ashley Robinson, Liberal, Kan.; Shantel and Nicklas Brooke, Denver, Colo.; Richard Brooke, Hudson, Colo.; Austin James and Nash Riley Brooke, Midwest City, Okla.; and Breanna Rose and Ryan Jeffrey Brooke, Mount Vernon, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews, as well as grandnieces and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and a brother. Ms. Brooke lived in Colorado most of her life, moving to Thomasville eight years ago. She was a resident at Camellia Gardens until her passing at the age of 104. A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at First Newark Baptist Church, 225 Russell Road, Thomasville, Ga. Pastor Steve Brooks will officiate. Arrangements are being handled by Allen and Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the First Newark Baptist Church building fund or Families of Fallen Soldiers.

Brooke, Thomas Henry
Thomas Henry Brooke - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 2012 - Thomas Henry Brooke was born Jan. 5, 1915, to Nellie Ann Ireland and Albion Paul Brooke in Pueblo, Colo. Mr. Brooke passed away on Oct. 15, 2012, in Thomasville, Ga. Mr. Brooke worked for the Santa Fe Railroad in Pueblo and Colorado Springs, Colo., for over 40 years, retiring in 1980. He held the positions of switchman, fireman (on the old steam engines) and engineer during his tenure there. He was the shop steward for the Railroad Employees Union for many years representing his fellow railroaders. Mr. Brooke was an avid hunter and led family and friends on many a deer hunt in the Colorado Rockies. His sons, grandsons and granddaughter remember all the good times that were had on these hunts. With his wife, Bertha, Tom built the family cabin at Twin Lakes, Colo. The small hunting shack ended up being a two-bedroom home after Bertha finished the design. The cabin again provided family and friends with many lasting memories for 30-plus years. All the family remembers Dad getting up early to stoke the wood-burning stove so that he could prepare the most delicious breakfasts for all. Tom and Bertha were exceedingly sad when the U.S. Forest Service bought out all the land and cabins around Twin Lakes. However, this provided them with the opportunity to begin their travels during retirement. Each winter you could find them in the Needles and Southern California areas enjoying the warm weather and making friends in all locations they visited. They relocated to Thomasville, Ga., in 2002 to be near family. Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Miller Brooke; sister, Alma Brooke Bennet; stepsister, Betty Hunter; and brother, Wesley Brooke. Tom is survived by his three sons, C. William Brooke (Rose), Yontville, Calif., Jerry Kirk Brooke (Lucy), Thomasville, Ga., and Thomas Scott Brooke (Sherry), Waunakee, Wis. He also is survived by seven grandchildren, 12 great- grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on the summit of Quail Mountain, Twin Lakes, Colo., next summer.

Brooks, Alexis
Alexis Brooks - Pueblo Chieftain - February 6, 2010 - Tedarrel, 50, Stephanie, 32, Tedarrica, 8, and Alexis, 5, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 23, 2010, in Nashville, Tenn. Originally from Pueblo, Colo. Memorial service, 2 p.m. today, Feb. 6, 2010, New Beginnings Church, 631 W. Corona Ave. Pueblo Chieftain - February 6, 2010 - Deadly fire strikes former Pueblo family A memorial service will be held today for four members of a former Pueblo family killed Jan. 23 in a house fire in Nashville, Tenn. The Brooks family moved eight years ago from Pueblo to Nashville, Tenn. Four of the six members, along with a family friend, died Jan. 23 in a house fire. Pictured here in Tedarrel and Stephanie Brooks' wedding photo are (front row, left to right) Alexis Brooks, 5, and Tedarrel Brooks Jr., 3, (second row, left to right) Tedarrica Brooks, 8, and Jasmine Brooks, 7, (third row, left to right) Stephanie Brooks, an unidentified preacher, Tedarrel Brooks and family friend Billy Austin. All family members but Jasmine and Tedarrel Jr., died in the fire.

Brooks, Geraldine
Geraldine Brooks - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 2011 - Geraldine Brooks, passed away Oct. 12, 2011 in Denver. Geraldine was born in Pennsylvania on Feb. 23, 1929, to Gladys and Jerry Jones. She moved to Colorado as a young girl and resided in Pueblo until moving to Denver six years ago. She retired from the Colorado State Hospital PBX in 1985 after 33 years of service. She is preceded in death by her husband Clyde E. Brooks whom she married on May 9, 1949; her parents; brothers, William Jones, Jerry Lyle Jones and Herb McIntire. She is survived by her daughter, Terry L.(Dale) Ellington; her son, Ronald C. (Kathy) Brooks; two granddaughters, Kimberly L. (Max) Brooks-Foster and Kendra L Brooks; grandson, Zachary A. Brooks; great-grandson, Owen M. Foster; two brothers, John (Dolores) Boyd and Kenneth (Laureta) Burpo; numerous nieces and nephews; and her constant companion Cuddles. Cremation, Davis Crematory. There will be no formal services. The family will receive family and friends from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 at 2031 Elmwood Lane in Pueblo. Donations may be made to the Butterfly Program through Children' s Hospital, 1391 Speer Blvd, Suite 600, Denver, Colo. 80204.

Brooks, H. C.
H. C. Brooks - Pueblo Indicator - March 29, 1947 - H. C. Brooks of Stone City, was buried in Mountain View cemetery, in Pueblo, Saturday. Mr. Brooks came here with his parents, about 1904, had worked in Stone City for a number of years.

Brooks, James L.
James L. ' Jim'  Brooks - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 2013 - James L. ' Jim'  Brooks, loving husband, father and awesome grandpa, who was born and raised in Pueblo, Colo., passed away on May 28, 2013, at age 64. The memorial service is at 1 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2013, at Rocky Mountain Calvary Church, Colorado Springs, Colo. James is survived by wife, Linda; children, David and Heather; three grandchildren; and parent, Anny Brooks.

Brooks, Leona M.
Leona M. Brooks - Enid News & Eagle - August 14, 2007 - There will be no service for Leona M. Brooks, 59. Arrangements were by Comi Funeral Home, Trinidad, Colo. She was born March 9, 1948, in Cherokee to Leona M. Ackley and Norman D. Iverson and died Friday, Aug. 10, 2007, at Parkview Medical Center, Pueblo, Colo. She attended Guymon Public Schools, graduating in 1966. She married Geary Lynn Brooks in June 1981 in El Reno. He died Feb. 19, 1994. She lived with her sister until her death. Surviving are her parents, Leona and Calvin Rhodes of Jet, and Norman and Neva Iverson of Guymon, and two sisters, Mary Bruce of Trinidad and the Rev. Ruby Kleymann of Ellsworth, Minn. In addition to her husband, Geary, she was preceded in death by one sister. The family may be contacted at the Mary Bruce residence, 1510 Atchison, Trinidad, Colo.

Brooks, Michael H.
Michael H. Brooks - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2011 - Michael H. Brooks, 64, passed away March 17, 2011. He was preceded in death by his father, Allan G. Brooks; his brother, John Brooks; and his niece, Carol Freeman. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Lila L. Brooks; son, Allan J. (Teresa) Brooks; daughter, Rhonda D. (James) Rafferty; grandchildren, Matthew and Megan Brooks, Raelene and J.T. Rafferty; his brother, Lee Brooks; his sister- in-law, Margaret Brooks, her daughter, Darlene (David) Chinn; considered his sister, Wanda (James) Watson; many nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to the American Cancer Society at cancer.org or 1-800-227-2345. At his request, there will be no viewing. Service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at Pueblo West Funeral Home, 381 S. Joe Martinez Blvd., Pueblo West, CO 81007. A reception will follow at Denny' s in Pueblo, Colo.

Brooks, Nancy Elaine
Nancy Elaine Conkle Brooks - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 2010 - Nancy Elaine Conkle Brooks, 70, of Pueblo West, Colo., left this world Sept. 17, 2010, after a lifetime battle with diabetes. She was born Feb. 10, 1940, to parents, Earl and Helen Conkle. Nancy will be missed by her sister, Patty (Walt) Estep; husband, George Brooks; sons, Steve (Marliza) Valencia and Rick (Becky) Valencia; grandkids, Scott, Ryan (Aja), Eric (Brianna), Dannie Valencia, Briana Belisle and Thai (Jenn) Dabney; nephews, Jerry (Debbie) and Mike (Fauna) Estep; and her great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many friends. Nancy, in spite of her lifelong battle with type I diabetes, managed to live life to the fullest, with zest, compassion, and a wonderful, sometimes ornery sense of humor. She truly enjoyed spending time with her family, especially the holidays. Nancy so very, very dearly loved and depended on her lifelong guardian angel, her loving sister, Patty. She had a love for fishing and cherished sharing that with her husband and soul mate, George. Nancy dearly loved her two boys, Steve and Rick, (almost as much as her dogs), and always loved to be with her friends, sometimes creating mischief and taking it to the edge, but most times just being good solid friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes Foundation. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel.

Brooks, Naomi B.
Naomi Brooks - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 2010 - Naomi Brooks, 86, passed away Feb. 19, 2010. She is survived by her sons, Jim R. Snowder, Don L. (Sharon K.) Snowder and William (Brenda) Brooks; grandchildren, Timothy Brooks, Belinda Bessant, Branda Abbott and Denise Livingston; six great- grandchildren; three nieces; and three nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, William Earl Brooks; stepdaughter, Nancy Stevens; sister, Verna Faye Harris; brothers, Leslie and Cecil Carter. Naomi was born to Daniel and Bertha Carter on Feb. 25, 1926, in Canute, Okla. She was a secretary for School District 60 for 38 years. Naomi also was a 65-year member of St. Paul UMC and more recently First UMC and a devoted member of PEO. There will be no viewing. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, First United Methodist Church, 11th and Grand, with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association through Montgomery & Steward.

Brooks, Stephanie
Stephanie Brooks - Pueblo Chieftain - February 6, 2010 - Tedarrel, 50, Stephanie, 32, Tedarrica, 8, and Alexis, 5, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 23, 2010, in Nashville, Tenn. Originally from Pueblo, Colo. Memorial service, 2 p.m. today, Feb. 6, 2010, New Beginnings Church, 631 W. Corona Ave. Pueblo Chieftain - February 6, 2010 - Deadly fire strikes former Pueblo family A memorial service will be held today for four members of a former Pueblo family killed Jan. 23 in a house fire in Nashville, Tenn. The Brooks family moved eight years ago from Pueblo to Nashville, Tenn. Four of the six members, along with a family friend, died Jan. 23 in a house fire. Pictured here in Tedarrel and Stephanie Brooks' wedding photo are (front row, left to right) Alexis Brooks, 5, and Tedarrel Brooks Jr., 3, (second row, left to right) Tedarrica Brooks, 8, and Jasmine Brooks, 7, (third row, left to right) Stephanie Brooks, an unidentified preacher, Tedarrel Brooks and family friend Billy Austin. All family members but Jasmine and Tedarrel Jr., died in the fire.

Brooks, Tedarrel
Tedarrel Brooks - Pueblo Chieftain - February 6, 2010 - Tedarrel, 50, Stephanie, 32, Tedarrica, 8, and Alexis, 5, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 23, 2010, in Nashville, Tenn. Originally from Pueblo, Colo. Memorial service, 2 p.m. today, Feb. 6, 2010, New Beginnings Church, 631 W. Corona Ave. Pueblo Chieftain - February 6, 2010 - Deadly fire strikes former Pueblo family A memorial service will be held today for four members of a former Pueblo family killed Jan. 23 in a house fire in Nashville, Tenn. The Brooks family moved eight years ago from Pueblo to Nashville, Tenn. Four of the six members, along with a family friend, died Jan. 23 in a house fire. Pictured here in Tedarrel and Stephanie Brooks' wedding photo are (front row, left to right) Alexis Brooks, 5, and Tedarrel Brooks Jr., 3, (second row, left to right) Tedarrica Brooks, 8, and Jasmine Brooks, 7, (third row, left to right) Stephanie Brooks, an unidentified preacher, Tedarrel Brooks and family friend Billy Austin. All family members but Jasmine and Tedarrel Jr., died in the fire.

Brooks, Tedarrica
Tedarrica Brooks - Pueblo Chieftain - February 6, 2010 - Tedarrel, 50, Stephanie, 32, Tedarrica, 8, and Alexis, 5, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 23, 2010, in Nashville, Tenn. Originally from Pueblo, Colo. Memorial service, 2 p.m. today, Feb. 6, 2010, New Beginnings Church, 631 W. Corona Ave. Pueblo Chieftain - February 6, 2010 - Deadly fire strikes former Pueblo family A memorial service will be held today for four members of a former Pueblo family killed Jan. 23 in a house fire in Nashville, Tenn. The Brooks family moved eight years ago from Pueblo to Nashville, Tenn. Four of the six members, along with a family friend, died Jan. 23 in a house fire. Pictured here in Tedarrel and Stephanie Brooks' wedding photo are (front row, left to right) Alexis Brooks, 5, and Tedarrel Brooks Jr., 3, (second row, left to right) Tedarrica Brooks, 8, and Jasmine Brooks, 7, (third row, left to right) Stephanie Brooks, an unidentified preacher, Tedarrel Brooks and family friend Billy Austin. All family members but Jasmine and Tedarrel Jr., died in the fire.

Brooks, William E.
William Earl Brooks - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 2010 - William Earl Brooks, 69, died June 21, 2010. Service, 3 p.m. Saturday, Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Brookshank, John N.
John N. Brookshank - Pueblo Indicator - February 1, 1936 - John N. Brookshank, for the past ten years janitor at the Bessemer grade school, died January 29 after a brief illness. He is survived by his widow and a number of other relatives.

Broome, Lena
Lena Broome - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 2013 - Lena Broome, 83, passed away June 9, 2013. Survived by her brother, Carl (Rose) Amato, Pueblo, Colo.; son, Keith (Rita S.) Brassill, Omaha, Neb.; granddaughters, Audrey N. (Mike) McCracken, Orlando, Fla., and Brenda C. Brassill, Gretna, Neb.; niece, Terry Ann Duran; and nephew, Rocky Amato. Preceded in death by her parents, Tony and Josephine Amato. Lena graduated from Central High School and worked for many years as a cashier at Safeway. At her request no viewing. Memorial service, 2 p.m., Saturday, June 15, 2013, at George McCarthy Historical Chapel. Inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery at later date.

Broska, John J.
John J. "Jack" Broska - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 2010 - John J. "Jack" Broska, 89, passed away Sept. 25, 2010. Preceded in death by his son, John J. Broska; and grandson, Kelly Broska. He is survived by his wife, Rose Broska; son, Craig Broska; and several grandchildren. John served seven years with the 7th Army Signal Corps and was a veteran of WWII. He retired from the Pueblo Army Depot. John was a member of the Romeo Club. He enjoyed fishing, going to Cripple Creek, playing the lottery and watching baseball. Please omit flowers and food. The family would like to give a special thanks to the nurses and staff at Pueblo Care & Rehabilitation and Parkview Medical Center. John will be sadly missed. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, Roselawn Cemetery. Everyone will gather in the parking lot at 9:30 a.m.

Broska, Kelly John
Kelly John Broska - Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 2009 - Kelly John Broska, 41, of Pueblo, born on Feb. 26, 1968, went to be with the Lord on March 3, 2009. Preceded in death by his father, John Broska; and grandparents. Survived by his wife, Amy Estes Broska; unborn child; stepson, Kenneth Smith-Sears; mother, Carol Hank Johnston; daughter, Clarissa; sisters, Gaylene and Brandi; and several nephews. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Broska, Rose
Rose ' Rosie'  Russo Brescher Broska - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 2012 -Rose ' Rosie'  Russo Brescher Broska, 88, of Pueblo, returned home to Our Father on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. She is survived by her son, Daniel Brescher of Pueblo; granddaughters, Michelle Brady of Colorado Springs, and Felicia (Nick) Bachman of Louisiana; three great-grandchildren; and other family. Rose was preceded in death by her husbands, Fred L. Brescher and John Broska; and son, Fred Brescher Jr. Rose was a wonderful mother, grandmother, co-worker and friend who will be sadly missed. She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph' s Catholic Church and was known there as the ' Cake Lady'  for her success at garnering cake donations for their yearly carnival cake booth. Throughout her life, she was involved in numerous state and local charitable organizations and was retired from Pueblo County Social Services Department. Rosie was also a Bronco fanatic. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at St. Joseph' s Church. Reception at Roselawn Funeral Home immediately following. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Brower, Jack A.
Jack A. Brower - Pueblo Chieftain - December 26, 2010 - Jack A. Brower, 86, of Colorado City, passed away on Dec. 20, 2010. He was born on Feb. 18, 1924, in Minnesota. Preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis A. Brower; sister-in-law, Dianne Dexter; and brothers-in-law, Allen Nelson and Maurie Gibeaut. Jack is survived by his son, Paul Rester; sister, Betty Flattum of Clitherall, Minn.; sister-in-law, Elaine Gibeaut of Pueblo West, Colo.; nephew, Fred Calderone of Pueblo, Colo.; and niece, Sandy Simmons of Maryville, Tenn. Cremation has taken place. Private service at a later date.

Brower, Phyllis A.
Phyllis A. Brower - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2009 - Phyllis A. Brower passed away Dec. 13, 2009. She was born on June 2, 1922, in Chicago, Ill. Survived by her husband, Jack; and sister, Elaine Gibeaut. Jack and Phyllis would have celebrated their 50th anniversary on Dec. 15, 2009. Phyllis started in the SRDA foster grandparent program in 1994 to 2005 and was affectionately known as Grandma Pho Pho. Phyllis raised many, many children in the valley, starting in daycare through Craver Middle School and loved the children as her own. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, Craver Middle School Commons Area.

Brown, A. St. Clair
A. St. Clair Brown - Pueblo Indicator - July 24, 1937 - A. St. Clair Brown, a prominent farmer east of town, and north of the river, passed away July 15 at St. Mary' s hospital. He was a real old pioneer, he having come to Pueblo in 1888. He was secretary of School District No. 19 and always took an active interest in public affairs in this neighborhood.

Brown, Aloma Thelma
Aloma Thelma Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - February 4, 2009 - Aloma Thelma Brown, 80, passed away Feb. 2, 2009. Preceded in death by her husband, Jack E. Brown Sr. Survived by her stepchildren, Jack E. Gwen Brown Jr. of La Veta, Colo., and Pamela Michael Cooper of Anaheim Hills, Calif.; five step-grandchildren; and 12 step-great-grandchildren. Aloma was born to Paul and Thelma Booth on Sept. 12, 1928, in Atlantic City, N.J. She was credit manager and financial assistant for many years in Massachusetts for Sears; was on Board of Directors, Eagles's Nest HOA, Pueblo; on Board of Directors, Southeastern Colorado Genealogy Society, Pueblo; member of Pueblo Mah Jongg Society and Pueblo Chess Club. Funeral service, 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Private interment, Fort Lyons National Cemetery.

Brown, Anna H.
Anna H. Brown - Trinidad Times Independent - January 25, 2013 - Anna H. Brown, 87, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, in Raton. She was born July 7, 1925, in Guy, N.M., to Alzo Frank Willett and Bessie (Cooper) Willett. A lifelong resident of the Des Moines, N.M., area, Anna married John Tom Brown Feb. 26, 1949, in Raton and he preceded her in death Sept. 9, 1993. Anna spent most of her life running the ranch with her husband as well as teaching, driving a school bus route and a rural mail route. Anna was a member of the Cow Belles and the Garden Club. In addition to her parents and husband, Anna was preceded in death by daughter Brenda Ann Christy Jan. 1, 2012. Survivors include two daughters: Debbie Marcucci and husband Rick of Des Moines and Linda Paralez of Paulsboro, Wash.; a son, Robert John Brown and wife Gail of Des Moines; a son-in-law, Rev. William ' Billy'  Christy of Clayton, N.M.; sister Wynona Arnett of Trinidad; seven grandchildren: Beverly Eddy and husband Kevin, Annetta Martinez and husband Roy, Christina Platero and husband Murl, Avery Christy and wife Kristen, Sabrina Shipp and husband Jared, Anna Marcucci and Rikky Marcucci; niece and nephew Kent Welch and wife Carol and Suzanne Bennefield and husband Ted; several great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, at 10 a.m. in the Des Moines School gymnasium with Ruth Henderson and Dale DeRaad officiating. Burial will follow in the Des Moines Cemetery by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton. Please visit www.hassfuneralhome.com to view the online obituary and sign the guestbook.

Brown, Barbara Louise
Barbara Louise (Caffey) Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 2011 - Barbara Louise (Caffey) Brown, 68, of Pueblo, Colo., died March 25, 2011, in her home from a long battle with cancer. She was born Oct. 15, 1942, in Pueblo, Colo., to Glen and Mary Lou (Brawn) Caffey. She married Richard Brown on May 23, 1972, in Logan, N.M. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. Survivors include her four sons, Bobby Blackwell, Ronald (Tammy) Blackwell, Daniel (Holly) Blackwell and Jamie (Brandy) Brown; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Service will be held at 10 a.m. March 29, 2011, at Roselawn Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pueblo, Colo.

Brown, Cliff
Cliff Brown - Denver Evening Post - September 16, 1896 - State Happenings - Trinidad, Sept. 16 - William Wilkerson, colored, was today sent to the penitentiary to serve eighteen months. He fatally shot Cliff Brown in a saloon row here.

Brown, E. F.
E. F. Brown - Daily Rocky Mountain News - December 28, 1873 - A Suicide - On Wednesday last Mr. E. F. Brown, of Pueblo, arrived in this city from the south and registered at the Tremont house. He was placed in room No. 35, and during his sojourn visited his many friends about the city, where he is well acquainted. When he returned to the hotel on Friday night Brown left explicit word with the clerk to have him called yesterday morning in time for the Denver and Rio Grande train. A porter was sent up at an early hour, but Brown made no response, and as he was in the habit of sleeping late it was supposed that he had made up his mind to not go and was enjoying another nap. About two o' clock he had not made his appearance, and the chambermaid again went to his room, and, knocking, heard groans from within. She gave the alarm to the hotel clerk, and he, bursting open the door, found Brown lying in a state of unconsciousness and breathing heavily. Medical aid was at once summoned, and in a few minutes Drs. Bancroft and Parker arrived and did all that lay in their power to save the poor man' s life. It was evident that poison had been taken, and upon an investigation of the premises being made, a paper bearing a Steinbauer & Walbrach label, and marked ' morphine,'  was found. The doctors applied a galvanic battery to the dying man, but all the remedies proved unavailing, and at six o' clock he died. The deceased was about thirty-five years of age, and was engaged in restaurant keeping at Pueblo. He leaves a wife. Formerly Brown was a grocery dealer at Mt. Vernon, Jefferson county, and was well known to business men here and elsewhere about the territory. It is not known whether he committed suicide or died from the effects of an overdose of morphine administered to relieve pain. He had not expressed himself as suffering in any particular or as being in any trouble, and his sudden death was very much of a mystery. No clue to the cause was left behind. The coroner' s jury, which sat last night, returned a verdict that the deceased came to his death through the effects of morphine administered by his own hand.

Brown, Earl
Earl Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2010 - Earl Brown, of Pueblo. Born Dec. 22, 1945, passed away Aug. 22, 2010. He will be missed by loved ones. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, Roselawn Funeral Home.

Brown, Edward L.
Edward L. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 1918 - The funeral of Edward L. Brown will be held from Davis & Vories chapel this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. A.J. Sutton will officiate. The funeral service will be private and the family requests that flowers be omitted. Interment will be in Roselawn.

Brown, Eldon Hamilton
Eldon Hamilton Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 2011 - Eldon Hamilton Brown passed away March 22, 2011, in Littleton, Colo. He was born Feb. 12, 1921, in Pueblo, Colo., to William Hamilton Brown and Eva Floy (Parker) Brown. Eldon attended school in Pueblo, Colo., where he excelled in music. In 1938, he won a gold- plated cornet for the highest rating in the Colorado State Cornet Solo contest, exhibiting ' stage presence, artistry, expression and beauty of tone.'  After graduating from Centennial High School in 1938, he pursued musical studies at Emporia State Teachers' College in Emporia, Kan. His studies were interrupted by World War II. Eldon was a sergeant during the war in the 8th U.S. Air Force, 558th Air Service Group, from June 20, 1942, until Jan. 21, 1946. He trained as a physician/dental assistant, and served in the Asiatic Theater. He returned to Pueblo after the war, and married Barbara Jones on June 18, 1950, in Macon, Mo. The couple adopted Norman Lewis Brown in 1957. Eldon worked as a district representative ' ” salesman for the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, and transferred from Pueblo to the Denver area in the early 1970s, working for the railroad until his retirement. Eldon was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha National Music Fraternity, and was a Lions Club member for 15 years. He was a 32nd-degree Mason, and a member of Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM in Pueblo, Colo., as well as the Al Kaly Shrine. Eldon was an active member of the Arapahoe Road Baptist Church in Littleton, Colo. Eldon was active in music all of his life. His musical career spanned 80 years, including playing in the Phillips Crusaders in Pueblo. Because of his ability to sight-read, he filled in with the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra while at Emporia State College. He worked with the Stan Kenton band after WWII, and played with the Pueblo Symphony, Colorado State Fair Band and City Park Band. He continued to play music at his church in Centennial up until the time of his passing. A memorial service to celebrate Eldon' s life will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, March 28, at Arapahoe Road Baptist Church, 780 E. Arapahoe Road, Centennial, CO 80122. Memorial contributions may be directed to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, Recorder, Al Kaly Temple, P.O. Box 193, Pueblo, CO 81002.

Brown, Eugene Harold (Dr.)
Eugene Harold Brown - Pueblo Indicator - January 30, 1932 - Dr. Eugene Harold Brown Passed Away - Dr. Eugene Harold Brown, physician and surgeon, passed away January 23. He served in the World war, and was several times honored for efficiency and courage. The remains will be placed in the Brown mausoleum at Roselawn when the structure is completed.

Brown, George W.
George W. Brown - Pueblo Indicator - March 23, 1946 - Sam Martinez 4 To 7 Years - Sam Martinez, who was convicted of the killing of George W. Brown, a steelworker, at the Golden Pheasant February 24, was sentenced last Monday by District Judge Harry Leddy to a term of from 4 to 7 years in the state penitentiary. His brother, John Martinez, who as engaged in the affray in a minor way was sentenced to 60 days in the county jail on the charge of assault and battery.

Brown, Geraldine
Geraldine McClain Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - November 3, 2007 - Geraldine McClain Brown, 83, former Puebloan, passed away Tuesday Oct. 30, 2007, in Bedford, Ohio. She is survived by her husband, George Brown; daughters, Meri Jeri (Robert) Parks and Alva Helen Brown.

Brown, Glen W.
Glen W. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 2010 - Glen W. Brown, 53, passed away June 12, 2010, in Pueblo. Arrangements are pending.

Brown, Gregory P.
Gregory P. "Red" Brown - Trinidad Times Independent - March 9, 2012 - Gregory P. ' Red' Brown, 61, died March 7, 2012. Arrangements are pending and a complete obituary will follow. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Brown, J. Lane
J. Lane Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 2010 - J. Lane Brown, 81, of Swink, passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2010, in La Junta. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, April 23, St. Andrew Episcopal Church in La Junta, with Father Bernhard Ebert officiating. J. Lane was born March 20, 1929, in Pueblo. He married Deana Marie Williams on April 19, 1958, in La Junta. He attended Centennial High School. Survived by his children, Jim (Sandy) Brown of Swink, Turza Kathleen Carroll of La Junta and Diana Marie (David) Fogler of Kodiak, Alaska; grandchildren, Jeremy, Davis and Davey of La Junta, Aimee and Deana of Alaska, Clayton of La Junta and Tina of Montana. Six great-grandchildren also survive. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Music Scholarship Fund, c/o Colorado East Bank & Trust, direct or through the funeral home.

Brown, James T.
James T. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - December 26, 2010 - James T. Brown, 80, of Prince Frederick, Md., died Aug. 19, 2010, at his home. He was born in Walsenburg, Colo., to the late Mildred Barrett and James Matthew Brown. He served in the Army in Austria during the Korean Conflict as a combat engineer. He worked for the CF&I in Pueblo for 37 years in several different departments but as a crane millwright before he retired in 1990. He was a member of the SNPJ Lodge No. 21 in Pueblo. In 2001, he moved to Maryland where he enjoyed his retirement fishing and just being with his family. He is survived by his wife, Caroline Brown of Prince Frederick, Md.; son, Thomas J. Brown and his wife, Elaine R. of Huntingtown, Md.; grandchildren, James M. and Stephanie E. Brown; and sister, Marjorie M. Gann of Gallatin, Tenn.; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held on Aug. 28. 2010, at Rausch Funeral Home in Port Republic, Md. Interment will be at 11 a.m. on Dec. 28, 2010, at Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo. In lieu of flowers and food, memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.

Brown, Joe A.
Joe A. Brown - Pueblo Indicator - March 5, 1932 - Boy Killed In Fall From Horse - Joe A. Brown, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Brown, 1624 West 17th St., was so badly injured Wednesday in a fall from a horse on a ranch in the southeastern part of the county that he died. The horse stumbled and fell and the boy' s skull was crushed.

Brown, Josephine
Josephine Brown - Daily News - January 21, 2009 - Josephine Brown, 99, passed away on January 18, 2009 at age 99, she was born on January 25, 1909 in Starkville, Colorado to Bartholoma and Josephine Ferranti Parviechio. She preceded by her son Joseph William Marino. Josephine is survived by her loving daughter Rose (Charles) Murphy, sister Grace Aviatable, 4 grandchildren 4 step-grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren 11 step great grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren and 12 step-great-great-grandchildren. Josephine's vigil service will be held on Friday January 23, 2009 at 7:00 pm viewing at 5:00 pm. With a service to held on Saturday January 24, 2009 at 12:00 P.M. both at Arcadia Chapel of Remembrance. 500 S. First Ave, Arcadia. Interment following at Resurrection Cemetery, Montebello.

Brown, Kathy Anita
Kathy Anita Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - September 4, 2010 - Kathy Anita Brown, 49, passed away Sept. 2, 2010. Kathy was born in Lexington, Ky., May 8, 1961, and was preceded in death by the love of her life, Paul Vigil. She is survived by her son, Paul Vigil Jr. of Pueblo; parents, Beverly and David Switzer of Kentucky; in-laws, Del and Virginia Haning of Pueblo; brothers, Jeff (Cristi) and Tag; sisters, Dana (Nathan) and Shawn (Bruce), all of Kentucky; sisters-in-law, Michelle (Lee) of Cheyenne, Wyo., Amy E. (Lenny) and Ember of Pueblo and Amy L. of Oregon. Kathy was a respiratory therapist at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital until kidney failure forced her retirement in 2002. Through all of the long battle with renal failure, she always had a positive, cheerful attitude. She enjoyed being with her son, Paul, reading her Bible and going to the movies with her niece, Cayla Peaslee. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010, at First Church of the Nazarene, 84 Stanford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kathy' s name to the First Church of the Nazarene Building Fund at 84 Stanford, Pueblo, CO 81005.

Brown, Larry
Larry Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2012 - Larry Brown, 67. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Brown, Margaret A.
Margaret A. Brown - Trinidad Times Independent - June 13, 2010 - Margaret A. Brown, 95, died June 11, 2010. She was born June 28, 1914, in Starkville. Graveside services were held Thursday, June 17, 2010, at the Masonic Cemetery, with Gary Gardner officiating. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Brown, Margaret Evelyn
Margaret Evelyn (Wilson) Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 2012 - Margaret Evelyn (Wilson) Brown, 92, formerly of Colorado Springs, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on March 28, 2012. She was born on April 13, 1919, in Hope, Ark. She called Pueblo home for the last five years of her life. Margaret, or "Gigi," as she was affectionately known by her great-grandchildren and their friends, was a sweet, generous and loving woman who touched the lives of all who knew her. She loved her family and friends, and they loved her. She is already so sadly missed. She is survived by her son, Steve (Kathy) Brown; son-in-law, Cyrus Q. Shelton; granddaughters, Kimberly (John) McManaman and Ann (Nick) Button; grandsons, Trey (Kim) Hornaday and Ben Brown; and many nephews, nieces, step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dale; parents, Emma and Clyde Wilson; stepfather, Joe Hendrix; brothers, Herb (Katherine and Dulcie) and William (Dorothy) Wilson; sisters, Geneva (Charles) Morris and Sylva (Kay) Fernald; daughter, Peggy Shelton; and son-in-law, Ralph J. Hornaday. Margaret's family would like to thank the loving support and care of the staff at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Funeral service is planned for 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at the Shrine of Remembrance ' America the Beautiful'  Chapel. Visitation will be held one hour prior. Private entombment will be at the Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Alcove of Hope. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be sent to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005.

Brown, Mark William
Mark William Brown - News-Bulletin - January 22, 2006 - Mark William Brown, 60, of Bluewater died on Wednesday, Jan. 18, in Gallup. He was employed with the BNSF Railway out of Belen at the time of his death. Born in Albuquerque on Jan. 8, 1946, he served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. He was an avid sportsman, a Forest Service volunteer and was very committed to his family and 20 grandchildren. He is survived by his parents, Uell Clifford and Melba Laingor Brown of Gallup; his sons, Clifford Shannon Brown of Trinidad, Colo., Eric B. Brown of Provo, Utah, Mark Cameron Brown of Tucson, Ariz., Michael Dustin Brown of Watertown, N.Y., Samuel Damon Brown of Commerce City, Colo., and Tevis Eugene Brown of Bluewater; daughters, Tamera Deanne McEntire of Merridian, Idaho, and Amber Elizabeth Payne of Ethica, N.Y.; his sister, Janice Brown Bradley of Gallup; and his brothers, David Michael Brown of Gallup and Paul Virgil Brown of Celina, Texas. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren. Visitation was held Friday, Jan. 20, at Rollie Mortuary Chapel in Gallup. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Latter-day Saints Chapel in Thoreau. Burial will take place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23. Pallbearers will be Cameron Brown, Damon Brown, Dustin Brown, Eric Brown, Shannon Brown, James McEntire and Collin Payne. Rollie Mortuary, 401 E. Nizhoni Blvd., Gallup.

Brown, Mary Alice
Mary Alice Brown - Hutchinson News - October 30, 2006 - Mary Alice Brown, 75, Wichita, passed away on Oct. 26, 2006, at the Life Care Center, Andover. She was born on Oct. 24, 1931, in Cheyenne Wells, Colo. daughter of Howard and Dorothy Counterman Proctor. She attended school in Hutchinson. She was retired from the Kansas Correctional Facility, in Hutchinson. She was a bowler, and bingo and card player, and while in Hutchinson, she was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church. On Sept. 13, 1947, she married Kenneth W. Brown, in Hutchinson, where they made their home. He passed away on May 4, 1973. Survivors include: a son, Lyle and his wife, Diane, Wichita.; two daughters, Linda and her husband, John Keller, Gower, Mo., and Dorothy Brown, Gladstone, Mo.; four sisters, Beatrice and her husband, Ray Tidwell, Durant, Okla., Doris Rice, Walsenburg, Colo., Grace and her husband, John Floyd, Tribune, KS., and Audine and her husband, Ray Charles, Jetmore, Ks.; six grandchildren, Kenda, Kyle, Andrea, Jay, Joe, and Michael; and six great-grandchildren, Jeffrey, Kristen, Kaci, Ethan, Katelyn, and Korbin. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Darwin Brown; a brother, William "Bill" Proctor; and a sister, Leatrice Ruddick. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, in Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home and Crematory, Hutchinson, with the family present from 1 to 3 p.m. Memorials remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home.

Brown, Michael Gessner
Michael Gessner Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2010 - Michael Gessner Brown had a contagious smile that lit up the room and warmed everyone around him. His death on Nov. 2, 2010, left a hole in the hearts and lives of many who knew him. Gessner was born on April 13, 1977, to Thomas and Barbara Brown, joining his sister, Diana Hall (Brown). He attended Trinity Lutheran School and graduated from South High School. He was baptized at First Church of the Nazarene and participated in Children's and Youth Ministry. He married his true love and soulmate, Lisa Worthington-Brown in 1998. Gessner was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis as an infant, but didn't let his illness stop him from living life. He never let his health hold him back, and always was an inspiration to others. A true romantic, Gessner's love for his wife was apparent to all who knew him. Gessner enjoyed his work and excelled in his profession as offshore initiatives project manager for Expedia. A generous and helping spirit, Gessner always was ready to step in and assist others. He was thoughtful and encouraging; sending notes and gifts to remind people that he loved them. Even as his health deteriorated, Gessner strived to keep a positive attitude and live life as much as possible. Gessner's last wish was to have something good come out of his death. He donated his corneas and they were transplanted the day after his death, and his lungs were donated for research. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, at First Church of the Nazarene, 84 Stanford. Please bring or send written memories for a memory book. To further Gessner's desire to help others, donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (www.cff.org or 1-800-FIGHTCF) in lieu of flowers.

Brown, Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - December 8, 2010 - Michael Thomas Brown, 52, passed away Dec. 5, 2010. He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents. Survived by his wife, Cheryl; children, Christopher Novak, Erin (Andy) Shook and Rhonda Squires; mother, Patsy Brown; very special granddaughter and fishing companion, Lillee Shook; sisters, Susan (Tom) Lohse and Tami (Eric) Chavez; brother, Rick (Nancy) Brown; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mike was an avid motorcycle rider and racer, and loved to go ice fishing. Cremation, with a memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Donations in Mike' s memory may be made to the Colorado Division of Wildlife through the funeral home. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Brown, Myrtle L.
Myrtle L. Brown - Albuquerque Journal - February 16, 2007 - Myrtle L. Brown, 79, a resident of Cedar Crest for 43 years, died Feb. 10. She was born in Belen on Jan. 25, 1928. Fred and Myrtle were married in Belen on Feb. 10, 1946. She was one of the charter members of Mountainside Methodist Church in Cedar Crest and was instrumental in starting the Sandia Mountain Wildlife Association. She was very active in the Ponderosa Extension Club. Myrtle was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her children, Connie B. Sciacca and husband Carl of Trinidad, Colo., Frederick Arthur Brown II and wife Ina of Harper, Texas; grandchildren, Wade Aubuchon and fiancΓ©e Melinda Broderick of Albuquerque, Daryl Aubuchon and wife Louise of Trinidad, Colo.; four great-grandchildren, Kyra, Kolton, Grant and Meg; brother, Tommy Kimsey and wife Frances of Albuquerque; sister, Carolyn Bacher; and many friends. Myrtle was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Fred, in 2006. At her request, no services are being held. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 300, Albuquerque, NM 87111. French Mortuary, Albuquerque.

Brown, Phyllis
Phyllis Brown - Trinidad Times Independent - April 14, 2011 - Phyllis Brown, 78, passed away April 12, 2011, at Mt. San Rafael Hospital. Phyllis was born March 5, 1933, in Alamogordo, N.M., to Homer and Stella Brown. She lived in Cloudcroft, N.M., until her family moved to Eugene, Ore., when she was 12 years old. Phyllis worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad in Eugene for 15 years and then went to the University of Oregon and received both her B.A. and M.A. degrees from that institution. She received her doctorate from the University of Texas in 1983 and began her career as director of Student Support Services at Trinidad State Junior College. She loved working with students and providing them with the opportunity to graduate with a college degree. In 1997, she was chosen Development Educator of the Year by the Colorado Association of Developmental Education. She loved music and singing and was active in Sweet Adelines, singing group in Texas, and later church and community chorales in Trinidad. Camping, hiking, bird watching, and gardening were her favorite hobbies. She also was a partner in the Iris Patch business for many years. Phyllis is survived by her brother Don A. Brown of Evans, numerous nieces and nephews and her longtime special friend, Ena Sroat of Trinidad. Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, State and Broom Streets, Trinidad with Pastor Leslie Barnett officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Noah' s Ark Animal Shelter, 224 Chestnut St., Trinidad, Co. 81082 Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Brown, Richard Raymond
Richard Raymond Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 2009 - Richard Raymond Brown died Sept. 22, 2009. Born Dec. 28, 1928, in Kingfisher, Okla. Preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister. Survived by his wife, Barbara (Caffey) Brown; children, Rick, Jeff, Jamie and Patricia Brown; stepchildren, Billy and Mary (Macky), Robert, Ronald and Daniel Blackwell; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. today, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, both at Roselawn Funeral Home.

Brown, Robert
Robert Brown - Colorado Republican - April 18, 1907 - Two miners, Barney McSwee and Robert Brown, were instantly killed in a Trinidad mine by the fall of a large rock.

Brown, Ruth M.
Ruth M. Brown - Mendota Reporter - February 28, 2007 - Ruth M. Brown, 89, of Ankeny, Iowa, formerly of Mendota, died Feb. 25, 2007 at Concord Care Center in Garner, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 1 at First United Methodist Church, Mendota with Rev. Maryann Meador officiating. Burial will be at Restland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at the Merritt Funeral Home. Mrs. Brown was born April 19, 1917 in Mendota to Leslie and Alice (Tuttle) Rogers. She married Edward Brown on June 22, 1935 in Mendota. He preceded her in death on Nov. 6, 1998. Survivors include three daughters, Cheryl (John) Hintzsche of Ankeny, Iowa, Laurel (Bruce) Clement of Garner, Iowa and Connie (Al) Tucker of Trinidad, Colo.; two sons, David (Mary) Brown of Stone Mountain, Ga. and Kevin (Joann) Brown of Dennison, Colo.; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Martha (Truman) Luster of Greenville, Tenn.; one sister-in-law, Betty Rogers of Mendota; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Roger; three brothers and two sisters. Mrs. Brown moved from Mendota to Ankeny, Iowa in October of 2002 to live with her daughter, Cheryl. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. Memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church, Mendota.

Brown, Thomas E.
Thomas E. Brown - Pahrump Valley Times - May 18, 2006 - Thomas E. Brown Sr., 66, of North Edwards, Calif., passed away Friday, April 28, 2006. He was born March 5, 1940, in Trinidad, Colo. Thomas was a retired Los Angeles City Fire Department paramedic and served in the U.S. Navy. He was one of the first paramedics for the LAFD and was a Medal of Valor recipient. He was past exalted ruler of the Mojave California Elks. Thomas was preceded in death by his father, Roy Leon Brown in 1965; and his mother, Bertie Russel Barlow in 1994. He is survived by his wife, Judi; daughters, Cindy (Kevin) Smith of Henderson, and Teri Davis of Las Vegas; son, Thomas Brown Jr. of California; grandchildren, Stephanie, AJ, Kendyl, and Cody; and great-grand-daughter, Haiely Rose. Viewing will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 4, with graveside services to follow, both at Davis Memorial Park, 6200 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Elks National Foundation and may be made at any Elks Lodge.

Brown, Thomas O.
Thomas O. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 2011 - Thomas O. Brown, passed away May 21, 2011. He is preceded in death by his parents, Earle Brown and Ruth Wagner; stepfather, Paul Wagner; father-in-law, Vincent Ruhmann; brother, Richard Brown; sister, Nancy Kroenert; and brother-in-law, George Kroenert. Survived by his wife of 57 years, Julia Brown; daughters, Rene' (Brad) Dallam and Gayle (John) Carbajal; and son, Tom (Jerri) Brown; his beloved dog Buffy; grandchildren, Lindsi (Nick) Pisciotta, Vincent Brown, Tyler Dallam and Conner Dallam; great-grandsons, Jake and Joey Pisciotta; brother, Lynn (Judy) Brown; numerous nieces and nephews. Thomas retired from CF&I Steel after 42 years and 5 minutes of service. He was a past Cub Scout Master of Troop No. 49 and was a past president of the Minnequa Club. He was a member of BPOE No. 90, and Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 145. He was an avid water skier and camper. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday and funeral service 10 a.m. Friday, all at TG McCarthy Funeral Home. Special thanks to dear friends Tony and Lorraine Fasulo; Lori and Joe Gagliano; Joe Douglas; and Bob Bender; to Dr. Lawrence Jensen and his staff for all their care; to his caregivers, Kristal Baca, Geri Baros, and Tuesday Vincent; and Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Arrangements by TG McCarthy Funeral Home.

Brown, Thomas W.
Thomas W. Brown - The Oregonian - May 14, 2008 - A service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 15, 2008, in Willamette National Cemetery for Thomas W. Brown, who died May 12 at age 88. Thomas W. Brown was born July 2, 1919, in Trinidad, Colo. He served in the Army. He was a clerk for Safeway and lived in Klamath Falls and Salem before moving to Portland in 2002. In 1940, he married Betty Franks. Survivors include his wife; daughters, Amy Hogsed-Paynter and Karen Hessen; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Remembrances to March of Dimes. Arrangements by Gresham Memorial.

Brown, Verna Lou
Verna Lou Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 1998 - Verna Lou Brown, 71, of Colorado City, passed away April 27, 1998. Remembered by her family as a devoted daughter and mother, she will be sadly missed by her mother, Lydia Singleton; children, Kelly (Michelle) Brown, Bedford, Texas, Cindy (Robert) Wolf-Rubin, Santa Monica, Calif., Dean Brown, Salt Lake City, Utah; sister, Edean (Hank) Blackburn of Longmont; nine grandchildren; and numerous extended family and friends. Visitation at the funeral home on Wednesday between the hours of noon and 5 p.m. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 1998, at the Colorado City Community Church. Interment at the Colorado City Cemetery.

Brown, W. G. (Brother of)
Mr. Brown - Daily Rocky Mountain News - January 30, 1877 - Personal - W. G. Brown, general passenger and freight agent of the Colorado Central, was called back from Pueblo on Saturday last, by a telegram conveying the sad information of his brother' s death. He goes east to Indianapolis today, accompanied by his invalid sister.

Brown, Wesley Raymond
Wesley Raymond Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - May 5, 2010 - Wesley Raymond Brown, 87, passed away peacefully May 1, 2010, in Cheyenne, Wyo. Born June 30, 1922, in Pueblo, Colo. He was the son of the late Raymond John and Ann Katherine Brown. Wes was a graduate of Pueblo Central High School in 1941 and enlisted in the armed services in 1942. He was assigned to the 385th bomber group flying out of Ipswich, England, on missions over Germany. He flew as a waist gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber. On March 18, 1944, his plane was shot down and he was held in a German prisoner of war camp until liberated. Returning to Colorado, he married Mary Ellen Francis on July 9, 1945. Wes worked in real estate his entire life, first as an agent and later managing his own properties until his retirement in 2001. Wes is survived by his sons, Leslie F. Brown (Carol) of Kalispell, Mont., and Gerald D. Brown of Imperial, Pa. He also is survived by his daughter, Beverly G. Catalano (Larry) of Cheyenne, Wyo.; as well as six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his sister, Loraine Kelley. A graveside memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3 at Imperial Memorial Gardens, 5450 Highway 78 West, Pueblo, for interment of Wes's and Mary Ellen's ashes. The Rev. Bob Mace will officiate. A reception will be held at a nearby relative's home. Those who wish may make memorial donations to the Disabled American Veterans at P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 or to the Davis Hospice Center at 6000 Sycamore, Cheyenne, WY 82009.

Brown, William James
William James Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2013 - William James Brown, 89, born to the union of Clinton and Catherine Brown on Nov. 2, 1923, and went to be with the Lord on Feb. 16, 2013. He leaves to cherish his memory, his children, William (Charlette) Jr., Carl (Sandy), Glen (Teresa), Arlene (David) Swope and Sharon (Peter) Judiscak, all of Pueblo; siblings, Patricia Mueller, Jean Penn, Catherine Ames, Harold (Diane) Knuth, Robert (Charlene) Nelson, Marvin Nelson; and brother-in-law, William (Phyllis) Schmitt, all of Pueblo. Also survived by nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary L. Schmitt- Brown; infant daughter and son, Linda Brown and David Brown; granddaughter, Stephanie Ann Swope; parents; stepfathers, Harold Knuth and John Nelson; siblings, Joan Vaught, Donald Nelson; and brothers-in-law, Thomas Ames, Joe Mueller, Fred Vaught and Kenneth Penn. William was a 1943 Central High School graduate, served in the Army Air Corps and went on to work and retire from the CF&I Steel Mill. He was a lifetime Pueblo resident and was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, and funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, both at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Under the direction of T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Browning, Donald E.
Donald E. Browning - Sunbury News - April 12, 2008 - Donald E. Browning, 57, of Delaware, died Wednesday night (Feb. 9, 2008) at his home. He was born Nov. 6, 1950 to Howard and Dorothy (Shaw) Browning in Delaware. A lifelong Delaware resident, he served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was a machinist for Federal Heath and a member of Vineyard Church on Cooper Road. He enjoyed working with wood in his basement wood shop. He was a man of many talents, including being a magician and a musician who played the guitar. He also loved to cook and eat and absolutely lived for his sons. He is survived by his wife, Judy (Ward); five sons, Christopher (Trina) Browning of Centerburg, Larry (Carrie) Ball of Delaware, Danny Ball of Delaware, Joshua (Julie) Browning of Ft. Brag, N.C., and Eric (Amber) Browning of Powell; 14 grandchildren; two brothers, Mike (Diann) Browning of Weston, Colo., and Larry (Kathy) Browning of Marysville; and one sister, Pat Henry of West Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, with a memorial service to start at the conclusion of visitation at 5 p.m. The family will then host a reception in the Rodman Neeper Community Room.

Brownlee, Sheryl Lynn
Sheryl Lynn Brownlee - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 2012 - Sheryl Lynn Brownlee, 38, passed away Aug. 9, 2012. Sheryl was preceded in death by her grandparents, Joe and Alice Valdez; niece, Angel Garcia; uncle, Ben Ponce; and cousin, Olivia Valdez. Sheryl is survived by her mother, Shirley Valdez; her partner in life, Malcom Legrande; her children, Darryl, Anthony, JayJay and JoJo; her stepdaughter, Caroline; siblings, Denise (Danny) Garcia and Bobby Brownlee; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephew, cousins and other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Seventh Day Adventist Church, 3910 O' Neal Ave., Pueblo, with Pastor Wayne Nazarenus, officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Brownrigg, Margaret Henrietta
Margaret Henrietta Brownrigg - Trinidad Times Independent - July 6, 2007 - Margaret Henrietta Brownrigg, 98, died on July 3, 2007, in Trinidad. She was born June 4, 1909 in Trinidad to Jacob and Dora Harenberg. She married James K. Brownrigg, Sr. in 1934. She graduated from Trinidad High School and worked as a Title Researcher for Trinidad Abstract and Title Co. She was a long time member of the Zion' s Lutheran Church, of which her family were founding members. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Professional Business Women, and Hospital Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; brothers Frank, William, Jacob, and Rudolph; sisters Elizabeth Makloski and Marie Brydon. She is survived by her sons James (Joanne) Brownrigg, Brea, Calif.; Neil (Jeanie) Brownrigg, Ijamsville, Md., grandsons Scott, Shane, and Mark Brownrigg and great-grandchildren Justin and Alyssa Brownrigg. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2007, at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, July 9, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the Zion' s Lutheran Church, 613 Prospect, Trinidad. Private family burial will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. She will be sadly missed by family and friends.

Bruce, Henry Clarence
Henry Clarence Bruce - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1975 - Henry Clarence Bruce, 16 Central Main, Dec. 29, 1975. Predeceased by wife Mrs. Delilah Bruce, April 16, 1961. Father of Mrs. Georgia Baker, Kansas, and Waldo Jackson, Pueblo. Father-in-law of Mrs. Faustine Jackson, Pueblo. Several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews also survive. A Pueblo resident since 1968. He was born September 8, 1891 in Marceline, Mo. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel, with the Rev. F. L. Chandler, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist church officiating. Military honors and interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 42230 E. U.S. 50, home of Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Jackson.

Bruce, Marjorie E.
Marjorie E. Bruce - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 2009 - Marjorie E. Bruce, our loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, passed away Sept. 26, 2009. Born Jan 15, 1922, in Kings1ey, Iowa, to Harold and Beulah Sherwood. Predeceased by parents; husband, George Louis Bruce; and brother, Richard Sherwood. Survived by children, Jeannie DiNero (Charles) Trujillo, Jeff (Darlene) Bruce; grandchildren, John DeGrado, Chad (Jodi) Trujillo, Patrick Trujillo, Jeffrey and Annie Bruce, Jessica (Kris) Riegel, Stephanie (Lorenzo Pacheco) Tompkins, Allie Tompkins; siblings, Marvel Dowling, Donna (Bill) Fetty, James (Virginia) Sherwood, Dorothy Runco, Winnie (Joe) Alvey; 12 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, Alma Machisak and Loretta Ayler; pets, Tashie and Abby. Her hobbies included gardening, painting and interior decorating. She was a member of First Congregational Church and Beta Nu. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. today, with family present, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, First Congregational United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Derek Krehbiel officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Family will receive friends and family at the church hall following the burial rites.

Brueback, Ermagene Coy
Ermagene ' Gene'  Coy Brueback - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2012 - Ermagene ' Gene'  Coy Brueback, Dec. 20, 1924-Nov. 6, 2012. Memorial service celebration, 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, Bible Baptist Church, 5050 NE County Line Road 1 in Erie, Colo. Go to www.viegutfuneralhome.com for condolences and full obituary. Viegut Funeral Home - November 16, 2012 - Ermagene ' Gene'  Coy Brueback was a beautiful woman and a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She passed peacefully into the waiting arms of her Lord Jesus on November 6, 2012 at her home in Loveland, Colorado with those who loved her by her side. Gene was born in Fremont, Nebraska on December 20, 1924 to Everett and Evelyn Coy. She moved to Pueblo, Colorado as a very young child where she grew up with her four brothers and graduated from Centennial High School and went to work for the telephone company. She married Lynn D. Brueback and together they had three daughters, Sue ' Diane'  (Terry) Allen, Lynda Brueback who passed away as an infant, and Sandi Brueback Kaiser. Gene was an excellent wife, mother, cook, homemaker and craftsperson. She enjoyed being around people and worked outside the home at Whitman Drug and at her sister-in-laws beauty salon both in Pueblo, CO. In 1969, she and Lynn moved to Lyons, Colorado and started their own woodworking company. Ever the ' people person' , she also waited tables at the Foothills Inn where she made many, many friends. Gene and Lynn bought a travel trailer and spent 10 years happily traveling around the beautiful United States' ¦from Maine where their daughter Sandi lived, to Florida, across the Southern states and up the West Coast to Oregon, savoring all the beauty of each state and journaling their adventures. Later, she and Lynn moved back to Loveland. She would drive to South Longmont to work in the fabric department at Wal-Mart with her daughter Diane (Sue). As her children grew up and married, they gave her 6 wonderful grandchildren to whom she was the best grandma ever! She loved being a grandmother and eventually a great-grandmother. The great-grand kids couldn' t say great-grandma and she was lovingly nicknamed ' G G' . She loved decorating for every holiday season ' “ incredibly creative! Christmas was her favorite holiday' ¦she decorated indoor, she decorated outdoor and she decorated the most beautiful Christmas tree! On Christmas Eve, Gene and Lynn put on a dinner and brought the entire family together to celebrate the birth of Jesus and each other. Gene lived a full and blessed life. She was a charter member of the Bible Baptist Church in Erie, CO. She found strength in her faith and loved her family with all of her heart. She will forever be in our hearts and missed dearly. Gene was preceded in death by her beloved parents, daughter Lynda, three brothers Lenn Elton Coy, Everett Verel and Thurman (Hap) Coy and his wife Janet. Lenn and Verel were killed on the same ship and died on the same day in 1943 during WW II. She is survived by her husband Lynn of Loveland, CO, daughter K. Diane (' Sue' ) Allen and husband Terry of Longmont, CO and daughter Sandi Kaiser and her partner Larry Roe. Also, grandchildren: Terrence J. Allen (Marlo), Todd Allen (Pam) and Torrey Allen all of Longmont; Grandchildren Marissa Kaiser Herbert Sadusky (Ryan), Tanner Kaiser (Kaleena) and Dillon Kaiser (Amber). Great-grandchildren: Brandon, Gage and Lola Allen; Spenser Diesing, Lily Allen, Emma and Aurora Curtis; Dessa, Raven and Zalynn Herbert, Javi Veleta; Zienna, Houlton, Azlynn and Neven Kaiser. Gene is also survived by her brother Melburn ' Mud'  (Eileen) Coy. Nieces Marilee, Lori, Wendy, Debby, Roxanne and nephews Billy, Gary, Danny, Lynn (Bo), Kevin and Randy, David and Thomas. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service celebration will be held on Saturday, November 17th at 1100 a.m. at the Bible Baptist Church, 5050 NE County Line Rd 1 in Erie, Colorado.

Bruedenbrock, Emma
Emma Bruedenbrock - Reno Evening Gazette - August 4, 1902 - Baby Bitten By Rattlesnake Dies - Trinidad, Colorado, 4 Aug - Emma, the three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Bruedenbrock is dead from the effects of a rattlesnake bite. The child was bitten by the snake while playing in her backyard at home in this city.

Brumit, Lorraine
Lorraine ' Renie'  Brumit - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 2012 - Lorraine ' Renie'  Brumit, 90, went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 28, 2012, at the Minnequa Medicenter in Pueblo. She was born on Nov. 22, 1921, in La Junta, Colo., to Dominic and Michalina (Talarico) Caponera. She married Milan J. ' Mike'  Brumit Sr. on June 29, 1941, in La Junta; he preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 1994. Lorraine was a wonderful wife and mother. She will always be remembered for her wonderful holiday cooking. Family, friends and wonderful food were a tradition in her home. She is survived by her children, Milan (Genie) Brumit of La Junta, Jerry (Barb) Brumit of Fort Collins, Colo., Ken Brumit of Albuquerque, N.M., and Patti (Ron) Nimmo of Cheyenne, Wyo. Ten grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Visitation, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2012, Peacock Memorial Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2012, Peacock Memorial Chapel, with Pastor Andy Albright of the First Church of the Nazarene officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Brunelli, Gertrude R.
Gertrude R. Brunelli - Trinidad Times Independent - December 11, 2007 - Gertrude R. Brunelli passed away Dec. 3, 2007. She was born in Blossburg, N.M., Sept. 24, 1914, to Rudolph A. and Martha (Krobst) Brunelli. Gertrude moved to the Ludlow area, where she attended school in the various coal camps and Berwind High School, which closed in 1931. Gertrude graduated from Trinidad High School in 1932. She graduated from St. Anthony's Hospital School of Nursing in Dodge City, Kan., in 1937. She worked for a few years at Mt. San Rafael, then went back to school and obtained her B.S.N. from Loretto Height's College in Denver. She taught nursing at the Pueblo Unit of Seton School of Nursing of Colorado Springs for two years, then returned to Mt. San Rafael Hospital as night supervisor for 15 years and evening supervisor for five years where she was known for the many babies she helped deliver. Gertrude became coordinator of the Practical Nursing Program at Trinidad State Junior College, which included supervision of students in clinical areas as well as administrative duties, from which she retired in 1980. After leaving the college, she worked part time at the hospital until she retired in December 1988. She remained active in the community through the years serving on many boards; among them TAHA for 12 years, the advisory council for Area on Aging and the Senior Center Board, received the Humanitarian Award from the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Chenoweth Award in 2000. She was active in many organizations and was an Associate in Mission of The Sisters of Charity. Others are Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Sociedad de Nuestro Senora de Guadalupe, Mt. San Rafael Hospital Auxiliary, Colorado Retired School Employees, and Pierian Club. She enjoyed music, sewing, reading and word puzzles. Preceding her in death are her parents and a sister, Sister Ann Pauline Brunelli, S.C. She is survived by a sister, Sister Ann Pierre Brunelli S.C., member of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati and lives in Albuquerque; cousins, Father Clarence Galli of Albuquerque and many other distant cousins. Visitation was held Dec. 10 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary was recited Dec. 10 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at Our Lady of Sorrows Mausoleum, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by the Sociedad de Nuestro Senora de Guadalupe. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Brunelli, Jerod A.
Jerod A. Brunelli - Trinidad Times Independent - April 16, 2010 - Jerod A. Brunelli, passed away April 14, 2010, at the age of 24. He was born in Trinidad on January 16, 1986 to Deborah R. (Watson) James A. Brunelli. Jerod attended area schools graduated from Trinidad State Junior College with a CDL (2007), Construction Technician Certificate (2008) and Lineman Technician Certificate (2009). He loved the outdoors and liked to hike, paint ball and go four-wheeling. He also enjoyed reading. Preceding him in death are grandparents, Teresa and Angelo Brunelli, aunts and uncle, Mary Ann and Bob Domina and Carolyn Brunelli. Survivors are parents, James Brunelli, Trinidad; Deborah (Thomas) Murphy, San Juan, Puerto Rico; brother, David (Andrea) Brunelli, Colorado Springs, grandparents, Alex Watson, Trinidad, Gloria (Steve) Boyer, Colorado Springs, nephew, Benjamin Brunelli, Loveland, Agnes (Jim) Wooster, Littleton, Co. David (Alice) Brunelli, Trinidad, Sandy (George) Veltri. Trinidad, Beverly (Jim) Goodwin, Colorado Springs, numerous great aunts, great uncles, other relatives and friends including his best friend, Joe. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Monday, April 19, 2010 at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at Holy Trinity Church. Cremation to follow with private inurnment at a later date. Active pallbearers are David Brunelli, Kevin Veltri, Justin Goodwin, Michael Brunelli, Roger Brunelli Jr. and Carl Skalko. Immediately following the services friends are invited to gather with the family at the Pioneer Room, TSJC. Family may be contacted at 210 E. White St. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bruner, R. J.
R. J. Bruner - Pueblo Indicator - January 24, 1914 - An Old Citizen Dead - R. J. Bruner, an old-time citizen of Pueblo, died at his home, 1920 St. Clair avenue on the 10th inst. He had been ailing for a year or more and for the past two months he had run down rapidly in weight and lost his health entirely. He came to Colorado in 1877 and for a time was interested in the cattle industry, later on settling down in this city where he subsequently engaged in the real estate business.

Brunkhorst, George F.
George F. Brunkhorst - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 2010 - George F. Brunkhorst, 86, passed away at home on May 21, 2010. Survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Elda Brunkhorst; daughters, Deborah (Jerry) Hall, Frances (Tim) Abrahamsen of Pueblo West; son, Martin Brunkhorst of Pueblo; brothers, Lloyd Brunkhorst of St. Louis, and Dr. Gene Brunkhorst of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; sister, Joan Meyers of Tampa, Fla.; and granddaughter, Emily Abrahamsen of New York City. George was born on July 30, 1923, to George R. and Loretta (Buechele) Brunkhorst, who preceded him in death; as well as his granddaughter, Dawn (Brunkhorst) Meadows. George spent most of his working life with Lincoln National Life of Fort Wayne, Ind., and as a securities salesman with Edward D. Jones and Company and with Dain Bosworth of Minneapolis, until his retirement in 1995. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, 2010, Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 275 W. John Powell Blvd., Pueblo West, with the Rev. Ben Roberts officiating. Memorials may be made to Animal Welfare AWPS or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Brunkow, Victor Paul
Victor Paul Brunkow - Huerfano Journal - March 14, 2013 - Victor Paul Brunkow, 93, Topeka, passed away March 3, 2013. He was born January 20, 1920, in Onaga, KS, to Paul and Rheva Brunkow. During WWII Victor honorably served our country throughout the Middle East and Western Europe with the Merchant Marines. Returning to Topeka, Victor began working for Safeway Grocery before joining Libby' s Foods in 1950 where he enjoyed a highly successful sales career. In 1969, Libby' s changed to using Sales Force Companies as their food broker and he remained there until his retirement in 1982. Victor prided himself on his excellent working relationship with Fleming Companies and member IGA Grocery retailers. Victor married Leona Jones in 1952 having one daughter, Paula. They enjoyed traveling and especially the many fishing trips and family visits to La Veta, Colorado. Victor is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Leona; his father and mother; and two brothers, Virgil and Roger. Victor is survived by his daughter, Paula Alvarez and husband, Adam; and grandson, Addison, of Albuquerque, NM; granddaughter, Sarah Kalivoda, of Reno, NV; former son-in-law and dear friends, Phil and Susie Kalivoda, of Edmond, OK; Dorothy Jones, of Topeka, KS; Phyllis Jones, of Kewanee, IL; and a host of family and friends. Services will be held at 10 am Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at the Mt. Hope Chapel, 4700 SW 17th St., Topeka, KS 66604. Mr. Brunkow will lie in state after 3 pm (Tuesday, March 5, 2013) at Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel, 1321 SW 10th Ave., Topeka, KS 66604, where the family will receive guests from 5 until 7 pm. Memorial contributions may be made in Victor' s name to the Cincinnati Children' s Hospital Medical Center, P.O. Box 5202, Cincinnati, OH 45201 or St. John' s Lutheran Church, 901 SW Fillmore St., Topeka, KS 66606.

Bruno, Connie
Connie Bruno - The Salt Lake Tribune - September 14, 2010 - Connie Bruno 1924 ~ 2010 - Constance "Connie" Jean Herrling Bruno, age 86, passed away September 11, 2010 at her home in Spring Glen, Utah as she wished with her loving family by her side. She was born March 1, 1924 at the Herrling Homestead in Trinidad, Colorado to Constantine J. and Rebecca J. Rish Herrling. Connie worked as a telegrapher for the D. & R.G.W. Railroad at Soldier Summit, Utah where she met her husband Rudy. On June 1, 1950, they were married at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Helper. Together they raised their children in Spring Glen in a home they built together. Connie continued her education completing the LPN course at College of Eastern Utah. For 15 years at Castleview Hospital in Price, Utah she provided excellent nursing care specializing in newborn nursery and was exceptional in caring for premature infants. In her younger years, Connie enjoyed hiking on the "hill" behind her home in Trinidad, Colorado. She developed an appreciation for fine arts, literature and excelled in drama. Connie was an avid Utah Jazz fan. She enjoyed baking, gardening and especially caring for her pink petunias, blue spruce trees and her globe willows. Connie was a dedicated member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Helper. She had many long time friends who helped her maintain her independence. Survived by her children, Mary R. Fasig, Dr. Michael R. (Efthemia) Bruno, Casper, WY; Melanie J. (Jim) Short, Sealy, TX; Amy M. (John) Bruno Wolfe, Westminster, CO; grandchildren, Michael John Bruno 2nd LT Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.; John Rudolph Bruno, Laramie, WY; Dawn Margaret Fasig and Wayne Angelo Fasig, both of West Virginia; great-grandson, Layne Angelo Hamrich, West Virginia; Connie was especially close to beloved sisters, Betty (Bill) Kancilia, Dolly Welch, Berte Herrling, all of Trinidad, Colorado; brother-in-law, Tom Bruno, Spring Glen; and many loving nieces and nephews. Connie was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Rudy Bruno who preceded her in death on June 22, 2000; sister, Marianne Hamman; brother-in-law, Tano Welch; and sister-in-law, Judie Bruno. Funeral Mass, Thursday, September 16, 2010, 11:00 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church in Helper. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Wednesday evening from 7:00-8:00 p.m. and Thursday morning from 10:00-10:40 a.m. Cremation will follow the Mass and interment will take place at a later date at Mt. View Cemetery in Helper. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home where friends are welcome to share online memories of Connie at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Castleview Hospital Nursery, 300 Hospital Drive, Price, Utah 84501 or charity of choice.

Bruns, Robert E. Sr.
Robert E. Bruns Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 2010 - Robert E. Bruns Sr., 94, of Pueblo West, died Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at Parkview Medical Center, Pueblo, Colo. Robert was born in Morrismill, Mo., on Oct. 30, 1915, to the late Lewis and Anna (Kommer) Bruns. He was the widower of Almyra ' Myra'  Pearl (Shurtz) Bruns. They were married in 1938. She preceded him in death on Jan. 2, 1967. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force as a technical sergeant during WWII. He retired as a ground guidance technician at Pueblo Army Depot in the Nike Ajax Missile Systems in Pueblo, Colo., after 25 years of service. He had worked for his brother, Herb, as a custom cutter in rural Rocky Ford for many years. He enjoyed fishing with his son, Bob; gardening; taking care of his quail; and traveling. He was an avid reader, and the highlight of his day was watching the Colorado Rockies. He is survived by daughter, Beverly Hogge, Casper, Wyo.; son, Robert Bruns Jr., Pueblo West, Colo.; granddaughter, Angelia Evans (Ron), Casper, Wyo.; grandson, Robert C. Bruns, Orlando, Fla.; great-grandson, Austin Evans, Casper, Wyo. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, five brothers and four sisters. There will be no service as cremation has taken place.

Bruns, Robert Edward Jr.
Robert Edward Bruns Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2012 - Robert Edward Bruns Jr., 63, of Pueblo West, went to be with the Lord on April 6, 2012. Preceded in death by his parents, Robert Sr. and Myra Bruns. Robert is survived by his son, Robert C. Bruns; grandchildren, Jeremiah and Darrius; and sister, Beverly Hogge. He enjoyed fishing and motorcycles, and was an avid Harley-Davidson enthusiast. He also was a proud associate of Red and White ' 81. At his request, cremation has taken place.

Brunt, Russell Eugene
Russell Eugene Brunt - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2011 - Russell Eugene Brunt went home to be with his father Dec. 8, 2011. Russell was born June 16, 1957, in Oregon, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marsha Pearl Brunt; father, Eugene Paul Brunt; brother, Glenn Edward Brunt. Russell is survived by his mother, Betty Ann Sprouse; sisters, Denise (Steve) Holloway, Laureen (Frank) Sumeracki and Lisa (Gary) Holloway; children, Catherine Brunt, Lisa Agers and Russell Brunt II; stepson, Anthony Riddle. A private memorial service will be held. Don' t be sad ' ” I am in a snowflake, I am in the rays of the sun, I am in the sparkling of the stars, I am in the beat of the drum!

Bruntzel, Lori Joi
Lori Joi Bruntzel - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2011 - Lori Joi Bruntzel, 45, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 14, 2011. Lori is survived by her children, Tyler Bruntzel, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Lisa Bruntzel; granddaughter, Amiyah Garduno; her husband, Ted Bruntzel; parents, Ignacio and Yolanda Rodriguez; siblings, Christopher (Julianne) Rodriguez, Denise (Monty) Grieve, Sonya (Walter) Weilbacher, Evelyn (Jim) Chavez and Pamela (Jason) Marquez; special friend, Richard Martinez; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Brush, Robert Edgar
Robert "Bob" Edgar Brush - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 2013 - Robert "Bob" Edgar Brush, 76, Melissa, Texas, formerly of Pueblo, March 15. Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, Allen, Texas. Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home - March 19, 2013 - Robert ' Bob'  Edgar Brush, age 76, of Melissa, Texas passed away March 15, 2013. He was born January 5, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois to Elly (Larsen) Brush and Edgar DeWitt Brush. On September 4, 1959 he married Diane Vance in Salt Lake City, Utah. Bob proudly served in the United States Marines. He grew up in Harvey, Illinois, where he attended school and graduated from Thornton Township High School. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor Degree in Physics and later earned his Master' s Degree in Business Administration from Colorado Springs College. Bob worked for NASA, The United States Department of Transportation and Boeing. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and snow skiing. He is survived by his wife, Diane Brush of Melissa, Texas; children, Steven Brush and wife, Dava-Leigh of Arnold, Missouri, Sheryl Meyers and husband, Todd of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Laura Hendrix and husband, Chris of Lucas, Texas, Michelle Moyle and husband, Jon of Elkins, Arkansas and Roger Brush of Colorado Springs, Colorado; grandchildren, Benjamin Wilson, Robert Meyers, Kenna Meyers, Abby Meyers, Nils Meyers, Elyse Meyers, Jaclyn Hendrix, James Hendrix, Jay Hendrix, Joshua Hendrix, Kayleigh Moyle, Jon Moyle, Kirsten Moyle, Kassidy Moyle and Kimberlynn Moyle; sister, Joyce Vezaine of Princeton, Illinois and a host of other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Elly Brush; brothers, Ronald and Richard Brush. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 23, 2013 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 737 E. Melissa Road, Melissa, Texas 75454 with Bishop Cody Boren officiating. Interment will follow at Melissa Cemetery, Melissa, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Friday evening beginning at 7:00 p.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, Allen, Texas.

Bruyn, Robert B.
Robert B. Bruyn - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2010 - Robert B. Bruyn, 52, passed away Aug. 19, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother. Survived by wife, Beth Bruyn; and sons, Clayton Bruyn and Philip Sanfratello. Visitation, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home chapel. Donations may be made to St. Jude Children' s Hospital. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Bryan, Virginia Irene
Virginia Irene Mitchell Bryan - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 2012 - Virginia Irene Mitchell Bryan. Born Feb. 9, 1917, in Swink, Colo., passed away Oct. 31, 2012, in Omaha, Neb. Preceded in death by husband, Roy A. Bryan; son-in-law, Terry D. Leaders. Survived by son, Dr. Douglas Bryan (Sheri) of Springfield, Mo.; daughter, Ann Bryan Leaders of Omaha; grandchildren, Adam Leaders (Jaclyn) of Blair, Neb., Paul Leaders (Tiffany) of Omaha, Ethan Bryan (Jamie) of Springfield, Mo., Katy Bryan Oswalt (Joseph) of Conway, Ark.; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Ralph W. Mitchell (Opal) of Pueblo, Colo.; uncle, Wayne Mitchell of Modesto, Calif.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial service, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 at Christ Community Church, 404 S. 108 Ave., Omaha. Burial at a later date at Mountain View Cemetery in Pueblo, Colo. Memorials to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Arrangements by Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler, 7805 W. Center Road, Omaha, NE 68124; 402-391-3900, www.heafeyheafey.com

Bryant, Darrell Lynn
Darrell Lynn Bryant - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2012 - Darrell Lynn Bryant, a resident of Lexington, Okla., passed away in Durant, Okla., on Monday, June 18, 2012, at the age of 49 years 11 months and 25 days. He was born in Okeechobee, Fla., to George and Lelia Carlene (Walker) Bryant on Sunday, June 24, 1962. Darrell enjoyed working on cars. He liked to be outside so he went fishing and boating whenever he could. He also enjoyed cooking out. But the most important thing to Darrell was being with his family; it was his greatest joy. Mr. Bryant is survived by his daughters, Brandie Robertson and husband, Jimmy of Durant, Okla., and April Bryant of Durant, Okla.; son, Allen Bryant and wife, Destini of Mead, Okla.; brothers, Dale Bryant of Pueblo, Colo., David Bryant of Tallahassee, Fla., and Darren Bryant of Pueblo, Colo.; aunt, Phyllis Carter of Edmond, Okla.; grandchildren, Zayne, Kyleigh and Lyzabelle McMurtry of Durant, Okla., Dyvannah Robertson of Durant, Okla., Jayce Bryant of Durant, Okla., Nicolas, Braydn and Colten Bryant of Durant, Okla., and Hudson on the way. Mr. Bryant was preceded in death by his parents, George and Lelia Bryant. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today, June 22, 2012, at the Highland Cemetery in Durant, Okla., with the Rev. Dan McLemore officiating. Services are under the direction of Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home, Durant, Okla.

Bryant, James
James Bryant - Colorado Republican - November 23, 1905 - The residence of G.M. Bryant at Canon City was destroyed by fire on the 19th inst. It was not insured but most of the contents were saved. Mr. Bryant, who is employed at the State Penitentiary as a guard, has been peculiarly unfortunate. On October 17th his son James, seventeen years old was accidentally killed in a football game.

Bryant, Johnnie Juanita
Johnnie Juanita Bryant - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2012 - Johnnie Juanita Bryant, 89, passed away Oct. 4, 2012. Survived by her children, Larry Bryant, Katy (Ken) Hefty and Susie Baker; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Norman Bryant; mother, Hattie Marchant; and son- in-law, Don Baker. J. Juanita was born in Melbourne, Ark., in 1923. She enjoyed bunco, taking trips, her children and grandchildren. Member of Parkhill Baptist Church. A private graveside service was held at Mountain View Cemetery.

Bryson, Frances R.
Frances R. Bryson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 2010 - Frances R. Bryson, 77, of Longmont, died July 7, 2010. Frances was born Sept. 19, 1932, in Walsenburg, Colo., the daughter of Frank and Enid (Foote) Phillips. Frances graduated from Pueblo Centennial High School. On June 9, 1951, she married her high school sweetheart and love of her life, Benny Eugene Bryson. Tragically, Benny died at a very young age on Jan. 7, 1958. With four young children to raise, Frances went back to school. She received a bachelor's degree in home economics from Colorado State University. Following her graduation, she went to work with the University of Missouri and various counties in the state of Kansas as an extension agent. In 1970, she brought her family back to Colorado, where they settled in Longmont. There, she was employed by Longmont United Hospital as a dietician assistant. Her parents; her husband; her son, Benny Paul Bryson; and a son-in-law, Glenn Johnson, preceded her in death. Survivors include her son, Daryl (Michelle) Bryson, and his daughters, Nicole Bryson and Laura Bryson; her daughters, Chris (John) Arnaud, and their children, Noelle and Luc Arnaud, and Kim Johnson and her children, Eli (Elizabeth) Johnson, and their son, Bryson Johnson, Clayton (Rhianna) Johnson and their daughter, Ainsley Rose Johnson and Sophia (Caleb) McKean; her brother, Jimmy (Sondra) Phillips; and her sisters, Diana (Joe) Mori and Virginia (Bill) Thompson. Graveside service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 12, 2010, Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pueblo, Colo. Contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Boulder and Broomfield Counties, 2594 Trailridge Drive East, Suite A, Lafayette, CO 80026.

Bubnic, Joseph
Joseph Bubnic - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - July 10, 2005 - Joseph Bubnic, age 94, died at his daughter's home in Logandale, Nevada. He was born August 6, 1910 in Cleveland, Ohio to Joseph and Mary Butinar Bubnich. On July 4, 1937 he married Barbara Ann McKeown in Denver, Colorado. She preceded him in death on August 29, 1990. Joseph lived most of his life in Trinidad, Colorado. When he was in the eighth grade his father was injured, so Joseph went to work in the coal mine to help support the family. He later worked as a truck driver for a construction company. With his ability to learn and improve, he was later promoted to Bridge Superintendent. Though he loved to work, he retired in 1978, yet he continued to stay busy. Survivors include two daughters: Barbara (Leland) Whitmore of Moapa, NV; Kathy Whitmore of Logandale, NV; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren and one brother, Frank Bubnich of Pueblo, Colorado. He was preceded in death by one sister, and one grandchild. Funeral services will be Monday, June 6, 2005 at 1 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinidad, Colorado. Visitation will be Monday, June 6, 2005 from 11:30 - 12:30 p.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Moapa Valley Mortuary, P.O. Box 797, Logandale, NV 89021, Phone 702-398-3600.

Bucciarelli, Josephine A. (Sister)
Josephine A. "Sister" Bucciarelli - Pueblo Chieftain - July 8, 2011 - Josephine A. "Sister" Bucciarelli, 87, of Pueblo went to be with the Lord on July 4, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carmine and Carmella Bucciarelli Sr.; sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Jack Neelan; J.J. her peekapoo and best friend. Josephine is survived by her children, Sandi (Geoffry) Richmond, Joseph (Dana) Sanches; grandchildren, Megan Richmond, Emily and Sara Sanches; brother, Carmen (Betty) Bucciarelli Jr.; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Josephine retired in 1988 from the Colorado State Hospital. From 1997 to 2008 she was a crossing guard at PSAS. Josephine was also a lifetime Girl Scout. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service 10 a.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Buchan, Roy McKinney
Roy ' Mack'  McKinney Buchan - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 2011 - Roy ' Mack'  McKinney Buchan, 68, of Fort Collins, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011. The celebration of the life of Roy M. Buchan will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, Foothills Unitarian Church, 1815 Yorktown Ave., Fort Collins, Colo. Visit bohlenderfuneralchapel.com to view the full obituary and send condolences.

Buchanan, Carmella
Carmella "Micki" Buchanan - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 2010 - Carmella "Micki" Buchanan, 89, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2010. Preceded in death by her daughter, Carol. Survived by Delores (Del) Sissenstein, Margorie (Marge) White, Jerrolyn (Charles) Vespolo and George (Marylou) Buchler; and her companion of 38 years, Barbara Keene; also numerous grandkids, great-grandkids, and great-great-grandkids. A special thanks to the entire staff at Frontier Hospice, especially nurse, Darlene and CNA, Catlin. At her request there will be no service. Cremation has taken place.

Buchanan, Martha E.
Martha E. Buchanan - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 2009 - Martha E. Buchanan, 79, Libby, Mont., formerly of Pueblo, June 16. Schnackenberg & Nelson Funeral Home, Libby.

Buchanan, Pearlee
Pearlee Buchanan - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2011 - Pearlee Buchanan, born Effie Pearlee Payne to George W. and Hazel Rebecca (Petrie) Payne on May 18, 1920, in New Raymer, Colo. Passed away peacefully July 21, 2011, where she and husband, Dr. Robert "Bob" Buchanan of 19 years resided. She is survived by her brother, Dale (Carol) Payne; daughter, Georgia (Gary) Walker; son, Micky (Janey) Bonham; daughters, Susie Galer and Peggy (Mike) Cronin, Robert Buchanan Jr., Lisa (Jerry) Gerber; grandchildren, Cassie (Steve) Delport, Johnny (Marti) Walker, Remington Walker, Shawn (Ron) Yoxey, Erin (Cathie) Bonham, Justin Bonham, Dean (Karen) Heilmann, Darren (Susie) Heilmann, Dylan Galer, Billy Galer, Lisa Galer, Tiffany (John) Crawford, Tonja (Zach) Odell; and 20 great-grandchildren. Pearlee was preceded in death by her first husband, Fletcher Bonham of 46 years; sister, Shirley (John) Barnes; and exchange student son, Lars Heisterberg from Denmark. Pearlee graduated from Colorado A&M (Aggies), now CSU-Fort Collins, in education of home economics. With a strong belief in education, she began teaching school in the basement of the home she and Fletcher built in Kremmling, Colo. After moving to Pueblo, she taught high school home economics in District 60 and was one of the first supporters of the AFS exchange student program. She was active wherever she lived ' “ from playing the piano in a band to becoming the Noble Grand in Rebekah Assembly of Colorado. Her education pursuits took her into the real estate business, where she was honored as a centurion by the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce. As a real estate broker, she became the main guest speaker to sold-out groups at real estate conventions. She was a devoted Christian and active in the Methodist church. She had a zest for life, whether it was waterskiing, camping, creating something, or having a ride behind Peter Fonda on his Harley. As an avid golfer, Pearlee was thrilled to be in a photo shoot with Micky Rooney at the Bob Hope Classic tournament. Her travels took her to all parts of the United States, Europe, Mexico and Africa, but having family gatherings was always at the top of her list. She was the matriarch of the family and will be missed. In lieu of food or flowers, donations may be made to the Colorado Boys Ranch in La Junta to honor her memory. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Buchanan, Reba L.
Reba L. (Woodard) Buchanan - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2012 - Reba L. (Woodard) Buchanan, 96, a Pueblo native, passed away on Aug. 26, 2012, in St. Paul, Minn. She was preceded in death by husband, Donald H. Buchanan; son, David; and granddaughter, Karen. She is survived by three children, Donald D. (Eleanor) Buchanan of Tampa, Fla., John W. (Beverly) Buchanan of Firestone, Colo., and Geraldine Buchanan of St. Paul, Minn.; as well as six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Barbara Daugherty of Tucson, Ariz. Reba was a member of the Territorial Daughters of Colorado. She retired from the Pueblo Army Depot. Her ashes will be spread in Colorado.

Buckhaults, Joe Vernon
Joe Vernon Buckhaults - Pueblo Chieftain - March 9, 2011 - Joe Vernon Buckhaults, 88, of La Junta, passed away on Monday, March 7, 2011, in La Junta. He is survived by his wife, Betty of the La Junta home; son, Texas D. (Patricia Ann) Buckhaults; grandchildren, Joe Randall (Shirley) Buckhaults, Ross Evan (Dedee) Buckhaults, Kay Jean (Bradley) Grote, Texas Don (Dollee) Buckhaults, Daryl Oren (Kathleen) Buckhaults, and Dale Chris (Ginger) Buckhaults; step-children, Tom Jr., Anna and Ed Hall. Joe was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Virginia, and son, Joe Wayne Buckhaults. Funeral service 2 p.m., Friday, March 11, 2011, at Peacock Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be Friday, March 11, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Peacock Memorial Chapel.

Buckley, Charles Craig
Charles Craig Buckley - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2010 - Charles Craig Buckley, born May 12, 1967, departed Sept. 10, 2010. He left behind life partner, Damian Holliday; son, Zachary Buckley; parents, Sharon and Bob Solomon; siblings, Pam and Steve Westcott, Virginia Groom, Robin and Shawn Searson and Anthony Buckley. Charles will be loved and missed dearly. Memorial, 6 p.m. today Sept. 16, Runyon Lake at Peace Garden.

Buckley, Debrah J.
Debrah J. Buckley - Trinidad Times Independent - October 2, 2009 - Debrah J. Buckley born January 5, 1957; Dallas, Texas to William and Ailene Minchew died September 4, 2009; Trinidad, Colorado. Survived by husband, Doug Weese and children Stephanie A. Baker and Steve A. Baker; grandchildren Cory B. Baker, Devin A. Baker, Anna B. Baker, Brandon L. Baker, Addisynn A. Vanwinkle and Riley N. Vanwinkle. Brothers Tim Minchew, William Minchew Jr., Rony Minchew and sister Judy Minchew; nephew Kenneth Cottrell and niece Tabatha Cottrell. Friends Liz, Berta Garcia, the Aguilar staff, Susan L'Esperance, Margarita Caracerro, Veronica Delacruz.

Budd, Harold Joseph
Harold Joseph Budd - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 2009 - Harold Joseph Budd, 74, departed this world to walk with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 16, 2009. He left a legacy of children and good deeds. He was resilient, resourceful, brilliant and proud. He had a passion for children, opening his home throughout the years and providing opportunities for them to experience the rewards of working with animals. He was the original donor for the successful miniature horse program at El Pueblo Boys Ranch. Harold will be missed by his five children, Debbie (Steve) Channel, Kenneth (Chris) Budd, Keith (Deena) Budd, Denise Budd, Roy (JoAnn) Budd; 16 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. The family will hold a memorial service in his honor at a later date.

Budd, Robert Lee
Robert Lee Budd - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2011 - Robert Lee Budd, passed away Oct. 7, 2011, in Pueblo. He was born to Joe and Rhoda (Williams) Budd in Sanford, Colo. Bob was a veteran having served in the Marine Corp beginning in 1946. His career was as a businessman owning and managing businesses in the mobile home industry. He also owned furniture stores including The Shed in Raton, N.M. and Fremont Furniture in Canon City. He retired in 1998 and moved to the Deer Mountain Community in 1999, where he enjoyed living in the mountains with the wildlife and feeding the birds. He served in the Deer Mountain Lions Club and enjoyed traveling, was an avid reader of philosophy and the meaning of life, and considered himself of the Christian faith. His hobby was collecting and restoring antique furniture. Bob enjoyed music and preferred classical. He at one time played and sang in a country band and had natural musical ability. He married Flora Heinig on April 18, 1949, in California. They had four children, Joe (Shirley), Sandra Gaines, Robert, and Bonny (Henry) Wellenkotter. Bob had ten grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind his companion of 25 years, Edith Rayer; and her children Bill Fahrenkrug, Mike (Jodi) Fahrenkrug, and Kathy (Chris) Schwartz; and six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; also survived by a sister, Peggy (Mike) Curto; a brother, Bill (Karen); and many nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Earl (Della), Roy (Norma) Harold (Jenny); son, Robert; granddaughter, Veronica; grandsons, Robert Budd and Jason Wellenkotter. Cremation has taken place and the family will hold a private memorial service later. Donations in memory of Bob may be made to the Deer Mountain First Responders.

Budd, Virginia Lee
Virginia Lee Budd - Pueblo Chieftain - April 4, 2009 - Virginia Lee Budd, 63, born Sept. 28, 1945, passed away April 1, 2009. Survived by daughters, Kimberly (Dennis) Parr, Stephanie (Scott) Fellhauer; sister, Anna Rae (Bernard) Buhr; four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Buehler, Katherine
Katherine Marie Buehler - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2013 - Katherine Marie Buehler, 73, passed away on March 3, 2013, in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho. She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Marie Dale of Pueblo, Colo. Survived by her husband of 53 years, Gary Buehler; children, Pati Buehler, Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, Virginia Meads, Athol, Idaho; three grandchildren, Garret Lewis, Denver, Colo., Aleisia and Jeffrey Meads of Athol, Idaho; brother, William (Shelia) Dale, Marysville, Ohio; and sister, Loraine (Jerry) Denton, Phoenix, Ariz. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Bueno, Alan
Alan Bueno - Trinidad Times Independent - December 4, 2010 - Alan Bueno, 52, passed away Dec. 2, 2010. Funeral Memorial Mass will be Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at 10 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Complete obit to follow. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bueno, Anthony John
Anthony John "Scooby" Bueno - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 2011 - Anthony John "Scooby" Bueno, 39, of Pueblo went to be with the Lord on July 12, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Espinoza and Marcella Bueno; brother, Steve Apodaca Jr.; nephew, Michael Vigil; and numerous other family members. Anthony is survived by his daughter, Kellie Bueno; siblings, Michelle (Solomen Vigil) Bueno, Raquel (Donald Chacon) Apodaca, Lisa Maldonado and John Sepada; grandma, Frances Bueno; father, Steve Apodaca Sr.; close companion, June Johnson; best friend, Nico Nevarrez; and other extended family and friends. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, with Rosary service to follow at 6 p.m. and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday; all at Romero Chapel, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero' s Hall after both services.

Bueno, Cosme T. Jr.
Cosme T. Bueno Jr. - Trinidad-Times Independent - September 30, 2011 - Mr. Cosme (Murph) T. Bueno Jr., lifelong resident of Trinidad, has left this earth to be with our Lord Jesus in Heaven, He passed away on Sept. 21, 2011. Cosme was born Feb. 13, 1926, in Jansen to Cosme T. Bueno Sr. and Pauline Bueno, one of seven children. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass was at 1 p.m. Thursday at Holy Trinity Church. Internment will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by Ft. Carson Honor Guard. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bueno, Eloy
Eloy Bueno - The Chronicle-News - September 03, 2009 - Eloy E. Bueno, age 78 of Dallas, Texas, formerly of Jansen, Colorado, passed away peacefully at home on August 22, 2009. He was born to Cosme and Pauline Bueno on September 7, 1930. He served in the Korean War in 1950. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Martha and son, Michael Bueno. Survived by his daughter, Ida Mae (Gary) Taylor of Maysville, MO, two sons, Gary and Larry (Samantha) Bueno of Dallas, Texas; one brother, Cosme (Ruby) of Trinidad, Colo., ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; special nieces, Rose Marie Zambonato and Mary Ann Rotolo, plus numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Memorial services will be held on September 9, 2009 at Premera Iglesia Bautista with burial at the Veterans' National Cemetery in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Bueno, Felix
Felix Bueno - Trinidad Times Independent - February 10, 2011 - Felix Bueno, 61, left to be with the Lord Feb. 8, 2011. Rosary will be recited Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at 7 p.m. at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Complete obit to follow. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bueno, Flora
Flora Bueno - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 2011 - Flora Bueno, 85, born in Pueblo on Oct. 14, 1926; passed away Nov. 28, 2011. Preceded in death by husband, Florencio; and son, Bill. Survived by brother, Merejildo (Ruth) Chavez Jr. of Minnesota; children, John (Delia), Florencio Jr. (Juanita) of Denver, Donna (George) Solano, David (Patsy), Paul (Debbie) and Charles, all of Pueblo; and brother-in-law, Mike Bueno Sr. Also survived by 17 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Faithful servant of Jehovah God. Resting and awaiting a resurrection. No services held per her request.

Bueno, Gilbert Eloy
Gilbert Eloy Bueno - Napa Valley Register - May 25, 2011- Gilbert Eloy Bueno passed away on May 17, 2011, at age 72, cardiac arrest. Gil was born in Trinidad, Colo., in 1938 to John Bautista and Maria Magdalena Bueno. He was the fourth child born. At age five, his mother passed away, and the family moved to California, where he attended Napa High School and ran for the Napa High track team. Gil was the young single bachelor of all his brothers and sisters, therefore he was the available baby sitter who took care of most of his nephews and nieces. He worked for Napa State Hospital, and retired in 1994. Even though he was retired, he was a full-time father and husband. He enjoyed cooking for his family and going outside to his garden. He is survived by his wife, Michelle; daughter, Stephanie; five brothers, Ernie (Penny), Tom (Sue), Frank (Cathy), Lawerence and Ben; three sisters, Rosie (Victor) Garza, Sylvia (Wes) Naha and Mary (Tony). He was predeceased by two brothers, Fidel and John, and three sisters, Angie, Sarah and Mary. Services will be held at St. Helena Catholic Church on May 27, 2011, at 11 a.m.

Bueno, John
John Bueno - Napa Valley Register - February 22, 2011 - John Bueno passed away on Feb. 13, 2011, at the age of 74, from complications associated with congestive heart failure. John was born in Trinidad, Colo., in 1936, to John Bautista and Maria Magdelena Bueno. He was the third child born of 21 siblings. His family moved to Napa when he was a young boy, where he attended Napa High School. He married his loving wife of 46 years, Carol Ann Wagner of Napa, and they raised two children, Cora and John. John started a successful gardening business and was actively working up until his passing. He was most happy outside around things that grow. He had an immense and respected knowledge of plants. John also enjoyed playing the guitar and ukulele and was a member of the Napa Valley Flea Jumpers Ukulele Club. John was a gifted musician, playing mostly by ear, creating unique music that friends and family enjoyed. He actively attended church in Napa and was a devoted student of the Bible, committing many scripture verses to memory. John enjoyed working in his own garden, looking for a good bargain at garage sales and most of all spending time with family and friends. He was very generous with his time and resources, thoughtful, and loving. He will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife and two children; six brothers, Gilbert (Michelle), Ernie (Penny), Tom (Sue), Frank (Cathy), Lawerence and Ben; three sisters, Rosie (Victor) Garza, Sylvia (Wes) Naha, Mary (Tony); and four grandchildren. He is predeceased by a brother, Fidel, and three sisters, Angie, Sarah and Mary. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at Tulocay Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the John Bueno Heart Fund, Umpqua Bank, 3626 Bel Air Plaza, Napa, CA 94558.

Bueno, William R.
William "Bill" R. Bueno - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 2009 - William "Bill" R. Bueno, 62, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on Feb. 27, 2009. Preceded in death by his father, Florencio Bueno. Survived by mother, Flora Bueno; wife of 43 years, Theresa Bueno; daughters, Beverly Robert Archuleta, Kim Joe Duran, Jill Jared Suazo; brothers, John, Florencio Jr., David, Paul, Charles; and sister, Donna Solano; grandchildren, Billy, Aric, Andrew, Gavin, Shaylyn, Romonn, Sterling and Dylin; numerous family and close friends. Bill was a faithful servant of Jehovah God and served as elder at the Mesa Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. He touched the lives of many people and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Memorial talk will be given by Patrick McClellen at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 1, 2009, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 2203 E. 13th St. No reception. The family will receive guests at the family home. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Buffalo, Richard
Richard Buffalo - Pueblo Chieftain - April 1, 2009 - Richard Buffalo, 85, of Pueblo, passed away March 31, 2009. Born Dec. 19, 1923, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 54 years, Sylvia Mae Colletti-Buffalo; parents, Joseph and Virginia Buffalo; sisters, Pauline (Joe) Cacciatore, Mary Pisciotta and Ann (Joe) Silchia; brothers, Mike (Carmella), Sam (Catherine), Syl, Charles, Joe (Rose) and Frank (Verna) Buffalo. Survived by his daughters, Ginny Burger (Cathy Montera) and Charlene (Dael) Clarkson; grandchildren, Matthew (Jennifer) Clarkson and Tim Clarkson; great-grandchildren, Caiden and Kylen Clarkson; brothers-in-law, Dominic Pisciotta, Charles (Phyllis) Colletti and Frank (Lucy) Colletti; sisters-in-law, Pauline Buffalo and Gerry Buffalo; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Richard served in Company B of the 6th Armored Tank Division under Gen. George S. Patton during World War II. He retired from the Pueblo Army Depot in July of 1974, after 32 years of dedicated service. Richard was a founding member of Christ the King Catholic Church, a 60-year member of the VFW Post 3641 and a member of the American Legion Post 203. Richard was a very compassionate, loving man who enjoyed life to the fullest. God and family always came first. He enjoyed vegetable gardening and later developed a passion for camping with family and friends. Richard leaves behind his dog, "Buddy," who has been his faithful companion for the past 10 years. The family will receive friends from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2009, Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 3, 2009, Christ the King Catholic Church, with entombment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Richard's memory.

Buffalo, Sylvester
Sylvester ' Sly'  Buffalo - Pueblo Star Journal & Chieftain - March 9, 1980 - Sylvester ' Sly'  Buffalo of Lakewood, March 7, 1980. Husband of Mrs. Geraldine Buffalo; father of Mrs. Marian Joyce Anderson and Mrs. Karen Lee Johnson, Denver; grandfather of Miss Andrea Nicole Johnson, Denver; father-in-law of Thomas Anderson and Ronald Johnson, Denver, and brother of Mike Buffalo, Charles Buffalo, Joe Buffalo, Richard Buffalo, Frank Buffalo, Mrs. Pauline Cacciatore, Mrs. Mary Pisciotta and Mrs. Ann Silchia, all of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Buffalo, brother Samuel J. Buffalo, and son-in-law Joseph Corda. Rosary recitation 7 p.m. Sunday, St. Jude Catholic Church, Lakewood. Mass of Christian Burial 7:30 p.m. Monday, Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church, Pueblo. Entombment, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Roselawn Mausoleum. Family will receive friends from 12 to 5 p.m. Monday at the McCarthy Almont funeral home.

Buffington, Adelle R.
Adelle R. (Hanson) Buffington - Pueblo Chieftain - March 6, 2013 - Adelle R. (Hanson) Buffington, 84, Booneville, Ark., formerly of Pueblo, March 2. Roberts Funeral Home, Booneville. Roberts Funeral Home - March 6, 2013 - Adelle R. (Hanson) Buffington, 84, of Booneville, Arkansas, peacefully went to be with her Lord on Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Mercy Hospital in Waldron, Arkansas, with family members at her side. Adelle was born June 30, 1928, in Hutchinson, Minnesota, the first child of Ernest and Ruth Hanson. She graduated from West High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1946. She worked for the United States Selective Service in Pueblo, Colorado. Later she worked at a Civil Service position as an administrative assistant in Denver, Colorado. She and Joseph Buffington were married on October 18, 1980, in Waldron, Arkansas. They lived there briefly and then moved to Booneville where they lived the rest of their lives. Joe died on September 17, 2009. Adelle was active in the United Methodist Church until her marriage to Joe. Her church activities were dear to her heart. She was a faithful member of Golden City Assembly of God Church and loved her church family, with Brother Paul Frickenschmidt and Brother LeRoy Bass officiating. She also belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary. She kept up a steady correspondence with her relatives and many friends through the years. Adelle is survived by a sister, Muriel (Bill) Teague of Raleigh, North Carolina; three brothers: David (Ruth) Hanson of Dodge Center, Minnesota; Rodney (Gail) Hanson of Park Forest, Illinois; Mark (Amparo) Hanson of Riverside, California; a very special stepdaughter, Jerri (Cory) Butler of Waldron, Arkansas; a stepdaughter, Mary (Ben) House of Ashdown, Arkansas; a stepson, Michael Buffington of Booneville, Arkansas; a stepdaughter, Carol Hayden of Hoblesville, Indiana; and numerous nephews and nieces and many step children. She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. at Roberts Funeral Home in Booneville with internment following in the Bud Davis Cemetery near the Grayson Church. Arrangements were entrusted to the Roberts Funeral Home in Booneville, Arkansas.

Buffington, Debbie A.
Debbie A. Buffington - Pueblo Chieftain - July 5, 2009 - Debbie A. Buffington, 58, passed away July 1, 2009. Preceded in death by her mother, Cecelia Bush; and her stepmother, Pauline Buffington. Survived by her father, Jim Buffington, Pueblo; brother, Jimmy Buffington, Denver, Colo.; stepsister, Nancy Prince, Colorado Springs, Colo.; stepbrother, Roger Evans, Pueblo; and by her companion, Bob Roderick, Pueblo. She also is survived by her uncle, Robert (Sandy) Buffington, Tucson, Ariz.; and by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Debbie worked at the El Pueblo Boys and Girls Ranch. Debbie was a very outgoing person with lots of friends and was always very caring and thoughtful to those around her. Cremation, with a memorial service at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2009, followed by a reception at the Do-Drop Inn, 1201 S. Santa Fe Ave. Donations in Debbie's memory may be made to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation through the funeral home. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Buffington, May
May Buffington - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 1922 - Mrs. May Buffington, age 32 years died at a local hospital Dec 11th. She is survived by her husband, Frank S. Buffington of 28 Block S and three children. Body is being cared for at the United Davis-Vories parlors. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 1922 - The funeral of Mrs. May Buffington will take place Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the United Davis-Vories chapel. Rev E. E. Voick will officiate. Frank S. (her husband) is buried in Mountain View Cemetery. Direct W, Lot 36, Grave #5 She is buried Lot Direction W Lot 36, Lock G, Grave 6 Mountain View Cemetery, Pueblo.

Buffington, May Manley
May Manley Buffington - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 1953 - May Manley Buffington, Friday at her home, Burnt Mill, Colorado. Mother of Ralph Buffington, of the home. Grandmother of William and Joyce Ogden of the home. Aunt of several. Resident of Burnt Mill since 1906. Arrangements later. Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 1953 - May Buffington, Friday at her home, Burnt Mill, Colorado, where she lived since 1906. Mother of Ralph Buffington and grandmother of Joyce Ogden of the home and William Ogden, US Navy, Aunt of several. Service 1 p.m. Wednesday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev George F. Lowe officiating. To Mountain View.

Buffington, Noah Uriah
Noah Uriah Buffington - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 1943 - Noah Uriah Buffington at his ranch home at Burnt Mill. Tuesday, Dec. 28. Father of Ralph Buffington of the family home. Brother of Rachel Swighert, Abington Ill; Ernest Buffington, Pendleton, Ore. Attended the Methodist church. Member of the MWA since 1898. Announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1943 - Funeral: Davis Mortuary, Broadway at Evans Noah Uriah Buffington at his Burnt Mill ranch home Tues Dec 28. Husband of May Buffington, father of Ralph Buffington, both of family home. brother of Mrs. Rachel Swinghert, Abingdon, Ill; Ernest Buffington, Pendleton, Ore. Lived in Burnt Mill district 38 years. Pueblo Chieftain - January 4, 1944 - Noah Uriah Buffington services at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Davis Mortuary Chapel. To Mountain View. He is buried in Mountain View Cemetery: Direction E, Lot #150, Block 2, Grave #3.

Buffington, Ralph
Ralph Buffington - Pueblo Chieftain - October 3, 1972 - Ralph Buffington, Oct. 2, 1972 in a local nursing home after a long illness. Husband of Ruth Buffington of the family home, 1620 Moore. Stepfather of William G. Ogden, Beulah, and Mrs. Joyce Mathews, 3301 Fairfield, where the family may be contacted. Grandfather of eight. Son-in-Law Mrs. Mary L. Eggers, Centralia, Ill. Survived by several cousins. Member of Pueblo Ward II, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Born an 18, 1889 in Knoxville, Ill. Resident of Burnt Mill area from 19096 until moving to Pueblo in 1969. Ranch owner, retiring in 1955. Mr. and Mrs. Buffington were married June 28, 1943. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Davis Memorial Chapel, under the charge of his church. To Mt. View.

Bugajski, Bogna
Bogna Bugajski - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 2013 - Bogna Bugajski, 83. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Bugg, Doralle R.
Doralle R. Bugg - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2010 - Doralle R. Bugg, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 9, 2010. She was preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law, Howard Warren Champlain and Janice Champlain; niece, Cheryl Champlain; and brother-in-law, Bill Reininger. Doralle is survived by her loving husband, Richard Bugg; brothers, Bill and Ed Champlain; nephews, Howard Wayne, Michael Champlain and Richard (Brenda) Reininger; and numerous extended family. Doralle loved the Lord, she was proud to be so faithful to the Lord. Doralle enjoyed life, she was a great lady and was proud of her family. Doralle was an avid animal lover. Omission of food and flowers. Donations may by made to the Animal Welfare, 800 N. Pueblo Boulevard., Pueblo, CO 81003. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Romero Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial

Buhr, Robert Eugene
Robert Eugene Buhr - Pueblo Chieftain - June 4, 2009 - Robert Eugene Buhr (Bob) passed away June 3, 2009, in Pueblo, Colo., after a bout with cancer. Bob is the third oldest of 10 children, born Feb. 28, 1924, in Colorado Springs to Otto and Anna Buhr. When he was 4, his family moved to Raton, where Bob attended Raton Schools. Bob delivered milk and papers, mowed lawns and shoveled snow. He also worked for the late Joe Simons milking cows and farming on Johnson Mesa. Bob graduated from Raton High School in May 1942. On Dec. 7, 1942, he joined the Navy, one year after Pearl Harbor where Bob's brother, Bill, perished on the Battleship Arizona. All of Bob's siblings served in the military except two girls. Bob's brother, Virgil, also perished while serving in the Navy. Bob went through boot camp at San Diego and then went to San Francisco, where he was assigned as a gunner in the Navy Armed Guard to a merchant marine ship. He served on two tankers, a freighter and a troop transport. Bob saw many Pacific Islands as he crossed the South Pacific Ocean eight times. He saw Sydney, Australia, New York City, New Orleans, Astoria, Ore., Pearl Harbor and went through the Panama Canal four times. Bob's ship went aground on a reef near the islands of Trinidad and Tobago and had to wait 12 hours for high tide to get afloat. The longest time he was at sea was 22 days without seeing land. Bob returned home from the Navy in 1946 at the end of World War II with an Honorable Discharge. Bob's father also fought in World War I while in the army. Look for Robert E. Buhr's name on the stone monument of War Veterans at the Trinidad Las Animas County Welcome Center. On July 26, 1946, Bob Buhr and Mariana Floyd were married in Raton. Bob worked at Capital Auto Supply. They lived and worked in Raton and helped out on the ranch on Johnson Mesa. In 1949, the first of six children was born and they moved to their current home in Trinchera, Colo. Their wages were the cream check from hand milking the cows. They lived on Johnson Mesa in the summer and Trinchera in the winter, trailing the cattle between both places. They raised six children, farmed, ranched and milked cows all while they moved 34 times in 17 years. In 1965, they rented land in Las Animas County and went to work for themselves. They drove the Branson School bus accident free for 13 years. Bob worked for the county and labor union for a short period of time, where he helped build Trinidad Dam and repair Raton Pass road. He was janitor at Branson School and drove the bus for activity trips. Mariana drove the daily school bus most of the time, while Bob did other work. Bob and Mariana raised their kids as members of the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Trinchera, where Mariana played the pump organ. They stayed busy with their kids in LAC 4-H, basketball and baseball with all six kids graduating at Branson High School. Bob and Mariana loved to travel and watch their families' activities. They also enjoy supporting the youth at the LAC 4-H sale. Bob was a member of NM Cattle Growers Assoc., LAC Livestock Assoc. and Colorado Cattlemen's Assoc. Bob and Mariana were honored as the 2007 Grand Marshall and Silver Queen of the Trinidad Round-Up Association Festivities. Bob enjoyed ranching and family. He was preceded in death by parents Otto and Anna Buhr, father-in-law and mother-in-law Fred and Anna Floyd, brothers Bill, Virgil, Jack (sister-in-law Rachel), sisters Mable Baca, MaryAnne (brother-in-law Wert) Roberts and special friends Joe and Eulalia Simmons, Murphy Hudson and Ed Hollenback. Bob is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mariana Floyd of Trinchera; six children, Bob (Sheila) Buhr of Goodwell, Okla., Fred (Sue) Buhr of Poway, Calif., Bill (Karen) Buhr of Trinidad, Bert (Vickie) Buhr of Sugar City, Colo., Susan (Mike) Gammill of Harper, Kan., Nanette (Sam) Marchetti of Encampment, Wyo.; 15 grandkids and 17 great-grandkids: Bob Ed (Jana) Buhr of Ulysses, Kan.; Justin (Jinda) [Jordan and Jacee] Buhr of Okeene, Okla., Jeff (LeeAnn) [Faith] Buhr of Tularosa; Wade Buhr of Columbus, Ga.; Ellen [Jerica, Jadin and Joey] Shelley of Suisin City, Calif.; Kristy Buhr [Jaydon Warnke] of Trinidad, Jayson (Becky) Buhr of Trinidad, Matt (Melissa) [Dally and Bryce] Buhr of Sugar City, Dan (Kellie) [Sidney, Wyatt, Weston and Sadie] Buhr of La Junta, Colo., Shawn (Desta) [Tritt] Buhr of Ordway, Colo., Lavica (Tim) [Madelynn] Gates of Anthony, Kan., Sandra Gammill [Colby Green] of Attica, Kan., Kayla Gammill [Cooper Bryant] of Attica, Marion Marchetti of Encampment, Jamie Marchetti of Encampment; godchildren Raymond Lukich, Raymond Lukich Jr., Coleen Linke and Elizabeth Buhr; special friends Harold Simmons and Jake Lee; siblings Bernard (Anna Ray) Buhr of Albuquerque; Pat (Jane) Buhr of Arvada, Joe (Cindi) Buhr of Andersonville, N.C.; Virginia Buhr of Apache Junction, Ariz., and brother-in-law John Baca of Raton. Viewing was June 8 at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton. Funeral services are Tuesday June 9, with the Rosary at 10 a.m. and Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's-St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Raton. Potluck to follow at St. Joseph Parrish Hall. Graveside services are Wednesday June 10, at 2 p.m. at the Johnson Mesa Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Trinity Academy, Hospice or the charity of your choosing. Arrangements made by Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

Buhrle, Everett Leland Sr.
Everett Leland Buhrle Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 2006 - Everett Leland Buhrle Sr., 92, Rocky Ford, Nov. 20. Survived by Dorothy; children, Everett Jr., Richard, John, Evelyn and Gladys. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sugar City Baptist Chapel. Johnson-Romero, Walsenburg.

Builta, Michael J.
Michael J. Builta - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 2009 - Michael J. Builta, May 8, 1975, to July 13 2009. Mike is survived by his loving wife of 12 years, Shari; and two daughters, Brittani (13), Beulah (9); and his son, Tony (6); his parents, Ben and Sherry Builta; sisters, Wanda (Johnny) Trujillo and Brenda Builta; mother-in-law, Susan Gutierrez; father- in-law, John (Francis) Gutierrez; sisters-in-law, Dawna (Dean), Nasia (Gabe); and numerous nieces and nephews. He was born in Pueblo and graduated from Aguilar High School in 1993. Mike also served in our country for numerous years in the U.S. Army National Guard. He continued his education and graduated from the CSPD Academy in 2005, and has been serving with the CSPD ever since. Mike took great pride in his career. Mike enjoyed working with all the officers at Sand Creek Mid' s. Mike loved his Harley and riding with his friends, Jason (Kimberly) Gasper and Scott (Janie) Evans. He always made a point to participate in any fundraisers with the Blue Knights of which he was a member. He also was a member of the Masonic Masons. Mike made sure he was always involved in all of his kids' sporting events, especially soccer. He was a dedicated, proud member of Old Chicago' s Wall of Foam, where he regularly met many friends including his and his wife' s very close friend, Maribel Ramirez. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Memorial service, noon Saturday, July 18, 2009, First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, Colo. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted for his family in Shari Builta' s name at ENT Federal Credit Union Bank.

Bulette, Francis M.
Francis M. Bulette - Pueblo Indicator - September 20, 1913 - Miss Francis M. Bulette, eldest daughter of Dr. and Mrs. W.W. Bulette, died at an early hour Tuesday.

Buljung, Maria Kuhn
Maria Kuhn Buljung - Citizen Telegram - December 4, 2007 - Maria Kuhn Buljung of Carbondale, formerly of Grand Junction, died Dec. 2 at Heritage Park Care Center. She was 94. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. A visitation will be held on Thursday morning from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Burial will follow at Orchard Mesa Cemetery. She was born on Oct. 25, 1913, in Weisskirchen, Yugoslavia, the daughter of Johann and Elizabeth Weiss Kuhn. Maria married Josef Buljung on Jan. 18, 1934. He preceded her in death on Dec. 22, 1980. Maria lived in Grand Junction for 44 years and moved to Glenwood Springs and Carbondale in 1999. She was employed at St. Mary' s Hospital until her retirement. Maria was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and later St. Stephen Catholic Church, where she was active in the Altar and Rosary Society. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, knitting and crocheting. Survivors include her children, Stefani Buljung and Harold Kindall of Glenwood Springs, Hedi Buljung and Jerri Arnold of Lakewood, Erich Buljung and Charlotte Buljung of Plains, Mont., Sunny Otterson Buljung of Colorado Springs, Hans Buljung and Heather Craft of La Veta, Robert Buljung and Bernadette Buljung of Westminster; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Roaring Fork Hospice at Valley View Hospital, 1905 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.

Bullard, Jerry Keith
Jerry Keith Bullard - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 2011 - Jerry Keith Bullard, passed away on April 12, 2011, at the Pueblo VA Community Living Center where he was a resident. Jerry was born in Fairview, Okla., on Sept. 21, 1932, to Charles A. and Sarah Olive (Bays) Bullard. He attended high school at Dacoma, Okla., later working for the Santa Fe Railroad until entering the Navy during the Korean Conflict. Jerry and Marilyn J. (Hilleary) were married on May 27, 1961, in Wichita, Kan., and were to celebrate their 50th anniversary this May 27, 2011. Mr. Bullard was a distributor for Tom' s Toasted Peanuts and Potato Chips for three years and opened Lamar' s first automatic dry cleaning units. He worked at Fort Lyon VA Medical Center as a psych nursing assistant and retired from the Civil Service at the post office in Lamar, Colo. After retirement the Bullards moved to Truth or Consequences, N.M., where he was a volunteer with the Senior Activity Program. Later they moved to Los Lunas, N.M., then to Pueblo, Colo., where he entered the VA nursing home. Jerry is survived by his wife, Marilyn J. (Hilleary) Bullard of Pueblo; his daughter, Lorraine J. Pearson, Pueblo, and friend, Dave Bowser; three grandsons, John Pinkney (Kendra) Pearson and Ryan Michael Pearson, both of Pueblo West, Colo., and Kyle Ray (Amanda) Pearson of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and two great-grandchildren, Jaime Lynn and Casey Wayne Pearson of Pueblo West, Colo.; three sisters, Lois Lea Davis of Lamar, Colo., Jewel Le Dou of Alva, Okla., and Seva Lou Bullard of Lawton, Okla.; as well as a host of other relatives and friends. Following cremation, there will be a memorial service at the Pueblo Community Living Center, which will be announced later. Memorial donations may be sent to the charity of your choice in Jerry' s name. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Bullard, Jesse
Jesse CD Bullard - Pueblo Chieftain - March 9, 2010 - Jesse CD Bullard returned to his heavenly father on March 3, 2010. He was born May 15, 1933 in Midland, Arkansas to German & Myrtle Bullard. Jesse' s siblings are Grant, Gene, James, Margaret, and Wanda. Jesse married Genevieve Nunez on December 21, 1959 and is survived by their four children Darrell (Bev) Thomas, Darla (Ben Martinez) Theis, Jill (Tony) Ramirez and Claudette (Alan) Hysjulien; grandchildren Natasha, Brian, Brittany, Amanda, Janet, Jaimie, Joey, Zachary, Brandon, Hali, and Evan; great-grandchildren, Caden, Wyatt, Veronica, Johnny, Isabella, and his wife Vesper Dawn Bullard. Jesse served in the US Army, retired from CF&I, and was an avid lover of flea markets. Funeral service will be held at 9:00 a.m. today in the Pueblo Stake Center, 4720 Surfwood Lane. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Jesse was greatly loved and will be sadly missed by his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Bullard, Robert
Robert Bullard - Topeka Capitol-Journal - January 12, 2012 - Robert S. Bullard, 85, of Dodge City, formerly of Topeka, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2012 at a Dodge City hospital. He was born March 5, 1926, in Hoehne, CO, the son of Roy E. and Frances Roberts Bullard. He was an Army veteran of WWII and a life member of Philip-Billard Post No. 1650, V.F.W. He was a truck driver for various transport companies for many years before retiring in 1983. Robert married Marcella Brungardt on May 3, 1953 in Clayton, NM. She preceded him in death on July 25, 1991. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Roy and his sister, Hattie Mae. Survivors include two daughters, Margorie Ann Mendez of California, Sharon L. Romero of Berryton, three sons, Richard A. Bullard of Berryton, Ron D. Bullard of Omaha, NE, Robert T. Bullard of Denver, CO, 9 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one brother, Richard O. Bullard of Denver, CO. Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery where Military Honors will be presented by a Burial Detail from Fort Riley, KS. Robert will lie in state from 5:30 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Bullock, Justin David
Justin David Bullock - Hutchinson News - August 28, 2007 - Justin David Bullock, 19, died Aug. 25, 2007, in Ellsworth. He was born Nov. 29, 1987, in Liberal, the son of David and Diana Porter Bullock. He was a 2006 graduate of Ulysses High School and had attended Kansas State University. He was currently enrolled in Manhattan Technical Institute. Survivors include: his parents, Ulysses; grandparents, Evelyn Wait, Ulysses, and Lee Bullock, Stonewall, Colo.; an uncle; and a cousin. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Nadine Bullock; and an aunt. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, Ulysses, with the Revs. Dennis H. Livingston and Kelly Gindlesberger presiding. Cremation will follow the service. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Garnand Funeral Home, Ulysses. Memorials may be sent to the Grant County Scholarship Foundation, in care of the funeral home, 405 West Grant Ave., Ulysses, KS 67880.

Bulson, Gertrude
Gertrude ' Rae'  Bulson - Trinidad Times Independent - November 16, 2007 - Gertrude ' Rae'  Bulson, 81, died on November 14, 2007, in Trinidad. She was born September 14, 1926, in Trinidad to Grover and Cynthia Gertrude (Furlow) Holmes. She attended High School at Del Norte. In 1945, she studied Telegraphy at a Tech School in Omaha, Nebraska. She worked as a telegrapher for the railroad. She graduated with an AA in business from TSJC in 1948, and then attended Denver University. Rae was founder of the school for mentally challenged children and adults in 1966 for Las Animas and Huerfano Counties. In 1973, the ground was broken for Alta Vista School. The legacy Rae Bulson has established will continue and endure. She also received the award for business woman of the year. After her retirement from Alta Vista School in 1986, she continued to be active in the community serving two terms on the Trinidad School District #1 Board of Education and volunteered at a number of community organizations. She also enjoyed playing bridge, gardening, and needle point. She also enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Visitation will be Sunday, November 18, 2007, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral will be held Monday, November 19, 2007, at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 216 Broom, Trinidad. Internment will follow at the Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers for Gertrude ' Rae'  Bulson: Jim Merson, Nick Shew, Chris Shew, Robert Shew, John Bulson, Jeff Gipson. Family may be contacted: 2630 Delagua St. and 2616 Espinoza St. Both are Trinidad, Colorado 81082. She will be sadly missed by family and friends. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Bundy, J. W.
J. W. Bundy - Yuma Pioneer - November 3, 1911 - Allen Fowler, exonerated by a coroner' s jury at Trinidad on a charge of having stabbed to death J. W. Bundy, when he encountered Bundy and Charles Samuels in company with his two young daughters near the rear of a local rooming house, has been arrested on the charge of murder on a complaint sworn out in the office of the district attorney.

Bundy, Ralph D.
Ralph D. Bundy - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2010 - Ralph D. Bundy, 105, passed away Aug. 27, 2010. Ralph was born April 25, 1905, in Nevada, Mo., to Albert and Maude Bundy; and came to Pueblo in 1925. Preceded in death by parents; sister, Gladys Ellis; brother, Forrest Bundy; Ralph' s wives, Jessie in 1956 and Mary in 1995. Survived by niece, Louise Fullerton and family; special friends, Jim and Marilyn Beman, Kendra and Nelda Kikel, Jack and Angie Madic, Greg and Christi Madic and Bill and Eleanor Rusler. Ralph worked for CF&I, Rio Grande Railroad, and retired as a builder in 1969. Ralph loved being with friends, tying flies and making rods out of pieces he picked up during his fishing trips. He was a member of the Odd Fellows since 1937 and Vineland United Methodist Church since 1944. Special thanks to Dr. Gaide, Rachel and all who cared for Ralph during his stay at Brookdale-Wynwood Pueblo and Hospice. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Tezenlo Thong officiating. Cremation will follow. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Vineland United Methodist Church, 1587 36th Lane, Pueblo, CO 81006, or through the funeral home. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Buneta, Mary J.
Mary J. Buneta - Pueblo Chieftain - April 7, 2009 - Mary J. Buneta, 93, passed away on April 5, 2009. Mary was born on Feb. 12, 1916, in Pueblo, Colo. She retired as the director of environmental sciences for St. Mary-Corwin Hospital after 44 years of dedicated service. Mary also was a member of Croatian Fraternal Union St. Joseph Lodge, KSKJ, Marianist Affiliates, Chi Gamma Chi, St. Therese Altar Society and the Society of Mary. She was a 60-year member and past president of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and actively supported her beloved Okolitza Tamburitzans. Mary was preceded in death by husband, Milan; parents, Steve and Filka Chorak; sisters, Louise and Katherine; and brother, Nick. Survived by son, Michael (Peggy) Buneta; grandson, Mark (Tina) Buneta; step-grandchildren, Debbie Slinkard and DJ Bole; great-granddaughter, Kelsey Buneta; step-great-grandchildren, Corey, Cameron, Caitlyn, Amberly, Austin, Jessica and Samantha; numerous nieces and nephews; and her very special friend and caregiver, Betty Bunk. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, T.G. McCarthy Chapel. Funeral, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and food, donations may be made in Mary's memory to the Shrine of St. Therese Memorial Fund. Arrangements under the direction of T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Bunk, Elizabeth
Elizabeth ' Betty'  Bunk - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 2012 - Elizabeth ' Betty'  Bunk, 87, passed away Dec. 13, 2012, from an extended illness. She is survived by her children, Judy (Paul) Liapis, Carol (Brent) Daniels, Ron (Linda) Bunk and Jean (Coleman) Chandler; two grandchildren, Matthew (Sharon) Liapis and Andrea (Stephen) Jackson; two great-grandchildren, Alexander Jackson and Eva Jackson; sisters, Eda (George) Hamilton, and Ann Brgoch; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Rudolph (Rudy) Bunk. Betty was a devoted member of the Shrine of St. Therese. She spent many hours taking communion to the elderly and shut-ins. She enjoyed crocheting and trips to Cripple Creek. Visitation, 6 to 7 p.m. today, at Imperial Gardens, followed by recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m., both at Imperial Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at the Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave. Internment at Imperial Gardens. The family requests donations be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the Shrine of St. Therese Building Fund in Betty' s memory. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.

Bunker, Jeanne Marie
Jeanne Marie Hanssen Bunker - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 2010 - Jeanne Marie Hanssen Bunker, 81, Durant, Okla., formerly of Pueblo, April 23. Brown's Durant Funeral Service, Durant. Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 2010 - Jeanne Hanssen Bunker. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, July 3, 2010, Hope Lutheran Cemetery. Fellowship afterward at Alpine Lodge in Westcliffe. Memorials may be made to Hope Lutheran Church, Westcliffe, CO 81252.

Bunker, Jimmie R.
Jimmie R. Bunker - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2011 - Jimmie R. Bunker, 70, of Pueblo, passed away on May 11, 2011. He was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Bunker; parents, Victor and Albinita Bunker; and brother, Isaac Bunker. Jimmie is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Charlotte Bunker; son, Vincent (Niki) Bunker; grandchildren, Amanda, Connor and Caden Bunker; siblings, Shirley Herrington, Loretta (Ben) Wilton, Jean Lucero, Mary (Roy) Grant and George (Beverly) Bunker; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Memorial service, noon Saturday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Bunkstan, Charles
Charles Bunkstan - Rocky Mountain News - August 5, 1897 - Fireman Killed - Trinidad, Colo., Aug. 4 - Fireman Charles Bunkstan was killed this morning in an accident near Nolan, N. M. The driving rod of the engine broke, stripping the right side of the engine. Engineer Underwood was slightly scalded, but the fireman jumped and was killed.

Bunn, Linda K.
Linda K. Bunn - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 1995 - Linda K. Bunn passed away Aug. 19, 1995. Linda was born in Oklahoma City, Okla. On March 7, 1943, and has lived in Pueblo for 32 years Linda served on the Pueblo County Board of Developmental Disabilities and the C.L.S.A. Board. She is survived by her children, James Bunn, of Pueblo, Martin (Carrie) Bunn, of Avondale, Kathy Bunn, her mother, Wynell Pollard, of Oklahoma: sister, Kathy (Roy) Robinson, of Texas: and her grandchildren, Joshua, Jessica, Zachary and Rachel, all of Avondale. Visitation for Mrs. Bunn will be held Tuesday, Aug. 22, 1995, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the mortuary. Graveside services will be held in Lawton, Okla., later this week.

Bunting, Ethel Pauline
Ethel Pauline Gunderson Bunting - Sun - December 5, 2010 - Ethel Pauline Gunderson-Bunting of Allyn, Feb. 2, 1938 - to Dec. 2, 2010 - Ethel P. Gunderson-Bunting, lovingly known as Polly was born in Trinidad, Colorado. She was preceded in death by her husbands Don R. Hartman and Ron E. Gunderson Sr. Currently married to Daniel P. Bunting. She is survived by 8 children, Lori A. Grindle, Teresa M. Bivens, Richard D. Hartman, Steven W. Ewald, Ron E. Gunderson Jr., Renee A. Field, Terry K. Cousins. Stepchildren, Olaf A. Gunderson, Lori Mulligan, Darla J. Mathes, Timothy Bunting, and Dixie Smith. She was preceded in death by her Daughter Tammy R. Moody, Mother Ethel G. Gregory, Brothers David D. Gregory and Coy Gregory, Sisters Arlene V. Gombar and Nancy A. Doty. She is the proud grandmother of 37, great-grandmother of 32. She will be remembered as always being a strong spirited, hard working, dedicated Mother, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Grandmother, and Friend. She always smiled through the best and worst of times and she never missed a chance to lend a helping hand. She enjoyed casinos, traveling, and family. Services are being held at Assembly of God church St Rt. #3 Belfair Washington Tuesday December 7th, 2010 2 p.m. Friends are encouraged to attend.

Burback, Conrad
Conrad Burback - Pueblo Indicator - September 20, 1930 - A coroner' s jury probing the fatal shooting of Conrad Burback by police after burglarizing the Standard Bedding Company returned a verdict that police officers were justified and that shooting followed as a result of the execution of their duty.

Burch, Lillian E.
Lillian E. Burch - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 2010 - Lillian E. Burch of Walsenburg, passed away in Pueblo, Dec. 9, 2010. She is survived by her mother, Ophelia Martinez of Walsenburg; husband, John Burch; children, John, Berrie (Bruce) Quintana and Bryan (June) Burch; grandchildren, Ashley (Chris Correnti), John, Erin and Mathew Burch, Garret and Ty Quintana, Brittany (Mat) Rael, Tyler, Bryan Jr. and Anjelica Burch; great-grandchildren, Jiovanni Correnti and Daken Rael; sisters, Theresa (Art) Gaytan, Gloria (Emmett) Olivas, Joy (Benjamin) Aguirre and Lori Sheffield; brother, Tony (Gail) Martinez. She was preceded in death by her father, Leonard Martinez; sister, Vicky Chavka; and brother, Albert Martinez. In 1970, Lillian, husband John and brother-in-law Earl Burch, became owners of the Moon Glow Lounge. In 1975, she took over the entire operation of the business. During this time she met many people from all walks of life. She loved her job and her customers. Lillian will always hold the wonderful people of Walsenburg close to her heart. Lillian had a heart of gold and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Lillian loved cooking and baking for her family and always had a home cooked meal for her grandchildren who were the joy of her life. She also loved attending their school and sporting events. In addition, she enjoyed gambling in New Mexico, shopping, and, of course, the holidays. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010 and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010; both at St. Mary Church, Walsenburg. At Lillian's request there will be no viewing.

Burch, Tereasa Ann
Tereasa Ann Burch - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - February 14, 2005 - Tereasa Ann Burch, age 43, of 115 W. Topeka Avenue, Trinidad, Colorado, went to be with our Lord on February 10, 2005, in Williamsburg, Virginia. Tereasa was born in Big Spring, Texas to Wallis and Anna (Pollard) Miles on November 7, 1961. She moved to Trinidad from Alconbury, England in 1974. Tereasa graduated from Trinidad High School in 1980. She moved to Plano, Texas in 1984 to attend Fountain Gate Bible College where she received her degree in 1988. She resided in Plano until February 2004 when she moved back to Trinidad. Tereasa was preceded in death by maternal grandmother Fern Pollard and nephews Aaron and Malachi Miles. Tereasa is survived by husband, Jerry Lyn Burch of the home address. Also survived by parents, Wallis and Anna Miles, Trinidad, sisters Rhonda (Joe) Van Loon, Tammie Miles, Cassie Miles and Luella Miles all of Trinidad; Pam (Bill) Puryear of Colorado Springs and brother Wallis (Lisa) Miles of Pueblo. She is also survived by grandfather, James Pollard, grandmother, Billye Love of Trinidad along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 15, 2005 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Wednesday, February 16, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with Pastor Samuel Cadena officiating. Cremation will follow and private family inurnment will take place at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. The family may be contacted at the home address. The family of Tereasa Ann Burch has entrusted her care to Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Burciago, Maria Theodora
Maria Theodora Arguello Burciago - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2009 - Maria Theodora Arguello Burciago, Feb. 17, 1928 - March 20, 2009.

Burds, Charles Joseph
Charles Joseph Burds - Pueblo Chieftain - May 1, 2010 - Charles Joseph Burds, 81, April 29, Pueblo. Montgomery & Steward.

Burgess, Barbara Lou
Barbara Lou Burgess - Pueblo Chieftain - January 1, 2011 - Barbara Lou Burgess. After a long battle with COPD, Barbara went to join the Lord and her family on Dec. 28, 2010. She has joined her parents, Ralph and Rosebud Tillson; husband of 52 years, Thomas Vance Burgess Sr.; daughter, Valerie Sue Burgess; and son, Thomas Vance Burgess Jr.; grandson, Kenneth Michael Beal; and special cousin, Viola M. Sutton. Barbara is survived by her daughter, Karen (Sherman) Griffin; grandchildren, Tara and Travis Griffin, Laura Burgess, David Starr, and Michele (James) Baca; and three great-grandchildren; special cousins, Ron and Marty Sutton; as well as many friends and family members. Family may be contacted through Karen Griffin. A special thank you to all the therapists, nurses and CNA' s at Belmont Lodge who personally took such great care of Barbara during her last few months. Thank you to SRDA for helping keep Barbara independent as long as possible. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or SRDA. A private service will be held at a later date.

Burgess, Dorothy Jean
Dorothy Jean Burgess - Huerfano World Journal - November 17, 2011 Dorothy Jean Burgess, August 10, 1920 - November 4, 2011 - Dorothy Jean Burgess, 91, died at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg, CO on November 4, 2011. She enjoyed taking care of her family, drinking coffee while visiting with her friends, reading the Bible, and praising God with songs and prayer. She went on many mission trips in the US and to foreign countries including a trip where she smuggled Bibles into China (at the age of 74). She taught first graders at the Helena Christian School many years while she lived in Montana. Dorothy was born in a sod house, in Garfield County, near Jordan, MT on August 10, 1920, where her parents, Cora and Gabriel Burgess had homesteaded. Three children were born into the marriage, Dorothy, Jack, and Ruth who died at a young age. Dorothy's brother, Jack preceded her in death. Byron Welch and Dorothy Burgess were married in Hutchinson, KS on December 10, 1941. The marriage was blessed with three children: Byron (Buddy) Welch Jr. (Sara), Topeka, KS; Thomas (Tom) Welch, Glendale, AZ; and Ray Welch (Vickie), Alamosa, CO. Byron Jr. and Sara have four children. Troy Welch (Becky) of Bentonville, AR; Staci Murry (Mike) of Rogers, AR; Cathy Carlson of Dillon, CO; and David Carlson of Dillon, CO. Ray and Vickie have four children, Cody of Alamosa, CO; Chris (Hillary) of Hot Sulphur Springs; CO, Scott (Jenny) of Fort Collins, CO; and Angie of the home. Dorothy has six grandchildren and six great grandchildren, and one great, great grandchild from the Byron and Dorothy Welch union. Byron (Barney) Welch, died October 18, 1968. Dorothy married Douglas Burgess on May 30, 1970 and moved to Helena Montana in 1970. In this union she was a step-mother to Doug's children: Phil Burgess, Sandra Earling (Ron), Linda Curtis (Jim) and Jim Burgess. Doug's previous wife passed away due to cancer. Doug died on Nov. 5, 1992 at Helena, MT. Dorothy then moved to an apartment above Byron Jr's. office in Chariton, IA in the spring of 1993. With the onset of dementia Dorothy eventually had to move to the Colorado State Veteran's Nursing Home in Walsenburg, CO in January 2006. Dorothy's body has been cremated at her request, and a memorial service will be held at the First Christian Church, Lyons, KS at 10 am on Nov. 19, 2011.

Burgess, James
James Burgess - Pueblo Indicator - October 12, 1946 - Old-Time Pioneer Died - News has been received of the death of James Burgess, of Kansas City, Mo., who was one of the early pioneers of Bessemer. He ran a passenger conveyance between Bessemer and Pueblo and the fare was 25 cents for the round trip. Old-timers will no doubt remember him. He finally was killed in a runaway.

Burgh, Charles (Mrs.)
Mrs. Charles Burgh - Pueblo Indicator - August 19, 1933 - Mustang - Thursday afternoon, August 10th, Mrs. Charles Burgh was laid to rest in the family lot, Roselawn cemetery in Pueblo. Mrs. Burgh, was the wife of Charles Burgh, an old time steelworker. The family lived in Pueblo a number of years, when Mr. Burgh retired as a steelworker, the family moved to their ranch home at Mustang, where they have resided since. She is survived by her husband and three daughters, Mrs. Mary Hurst of Trinidad; Mrs. Tillie Lindberg of Denver, and Mrs. Jennie Gardner of Chicago; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter in Denver, where she was taken a short time ago for medical treatment, at the ripe old age of 76 years. Funeral services from McCarthy and Sons funeral home. A.L. Larson of the Jehovah' s Witnesses, Bible Students, officiated. Mrs. A.L. Pugh and Mrs. Dariel Telfer very touchingly sang ' In the Sweet Bye and Bye' , ' A Beautiful Isle Somewhere' , and ' God Be With You.'  The pallbearers were John Isaacson, John Youngberg, Victor Pierson, S. Jacobson, John Olson and C. Eklund, all of Mustang. Pueblo Indicator - August 19, 1933 - Capers Spur ' “ Mrs. Charlie Burgh died last week in Denver. The aged husband lives here alone. We extend our sincere sympathy to the family.

Burghardt, David I.
David I. Burghardt - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2010 - David I. Burghardt, 18, passed away Oct. 19, 2010. Cremation, with a celebration of his life from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at 971 S. Tolstoi Drive, Pueblo West, Colo. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Burgos, Annie
Annie Burgos - News Tribune - September 8, 2010 - Annie S. Burgos born March 15, 1926 in Trinidad, Colorado. She passed away Sept. 3, 2010 at home. She is survived by her husband of 50 years Confesor (Joe) Burgos, her two daughters Lennie and Louise, 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Since 1955 she owned Mexican restaurants (El Charro) in the Tacoma area and also owned Taverns (38th Street Tavern) until her retirement in 1992. She loved to play Bingo and had many friends at BJ's bingo hall. Services to be held: Wednesday, September 8, 2010, 1:00 p.m., Mountain View Funeral Home B Garden Chapel, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252.

Burick, Catherine J.
Catherine J. Burick - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2012 - Catherine J. Burick, 86, a lifetime resident of Pueblo, Colo., passed away on April 9, 2012, while surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Catherine was preceded in death by her husband, Henry J.; beloved son, Kenneth Michael; and her wonderful brothers and sisters. She is survived by Kevin of Houston, Texas, Nancy (Bob) Broda, Raleigh, N.C., and Daniel (Megan) of Salt Lake City, Utah; grandchildren, Christopher, Kenny, Robbie and Britni Broda and Tess and Emma Burick. Catherine enjoyed spending time with her family, travel, golf, playing bridge and cherished time with her many friends who frequently got together for dinner and cards. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer' s Foundation of America. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave., Pueblo, Colo. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Burk, Betty A.
Betty A. Burk - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2010 - Betty A. Burk, 82, passed away Dec. 8, 2010. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Kenneth Burk. Betty is survived by her children, Peggy (John) Bieker, Linda (David) Watson, Kenny Burk, Michael Burk, Jackie (Darrell) Olson; 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one brother and three sisters. Viewing, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12; funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, both at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements Imperial Funeral Home.

Burk, Ervin Jr.
Ervin Burk Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2010 - Ervin Burk Jr., 56, longtime Erie, Kan., resident, died at 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, 2010, at the Elmhaven West Nursing Home after a short illness. He was born on Oct. 19, 1953, in Tacoma, Wash. He was raised in Missouri and attended school in Springfield, Mo. He lived in Billings, Mo., Carl Junction, Mo., and Altamont, Kan., before moving to Erie. He had worked as a handyman in Parsons and Erie for many years. He loved animals and enjoyed spending time with his dogs. Survivors include his parents, Ervin A. Burk Sr. and Clara Burk of Pueblo, Colo.; three sisters, Patricia Beach of Parsons, Kan., Joanne Pirnie of Phoenix, Ariz., Esther Clark of Albuquerque, N.M.; two brothers, Alvin K. Burk of Colorado Springs, Colo., Christopher Burk of Pueblo, Colo.; six nieces, one nephew, four great-nieces and one great-nephew. He was preceded in death by a sister, Charlene Cahoon. The body will be cremated. No services are scheduled. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association and may be left at or mailed to the Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home, P.O. Box 182, Erie, KS 66733. Arrangements are under the direction of the Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Erie.

Burke, Eva
Eva E. Burke - Pueblo Chieftain - September 9, 2012 - Eva E. Burke, 87, went to be with the Lord Sept. 8, 2012. Born Aug. 14, 1925, in LaGrange, Wyo., to the union of Albert and Elsa Wascher, who preceded her in death. Her loving husband, Francis Bernard Burke preceded her in death on May 7, 2005, and awaits her arrival in heaven. Also preceded in death by her siblings, Edna, Carol, Albert and Martin. Survived by one sister, Alberta Erpelding of Clarks Summit, Pa. Eva lived all over these United States as she was married to a career military man and was fortunate to have friends in many states. She also was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Pueblo West. We wish to thank Carolyn Spears and her staff at Legacy Commons Assisted Living, Tammy and Marty Adult Care Home and the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their care and concern during Eva' s stay there. Viewing, 1 p.m. Wednesday and funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday; both at Imperial Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to Our Saviors Lutheran Church building fund. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.

Burke, Julia Velasquez
Julia Velasquez Burke - Chronicle News - October 19, 2006 - Julia Velasquez Burke, lifelong resident of Weston, passed away at the Trinidad State Nursing Home on October 16, 2006 at the age of 72. She was born in Wet Canyon, Colorado on March 21, 1934 to Eloisa (Trujillo) and Alejandro Gerardo. Visitation will be Thursday, from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be recited Thursday, October 19, 2006 at 7:00 at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, October 20, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Weston Cemetery. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with family at the Primero High School. The family may be contacted at the Rudy Velasquez residence, 16852 Co. Rd. 18.8 Weston, Co. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Burke, Patrick
Patrick Burke - Denver Post - January 14, 2008 - Patrick Burke, 64, of Denver. Father of Eric Burke and Jennie Rivera. Passed away in Walsenburg, CO. Private services were held.

Burkepile, Ross Edward
Ross Edward Burkepile - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2009 - Ross Edward Burkepile, 77, passed away Dec. 9, 2009. He was born on March 20, 1932, in Pueblo and was raised in Pueblo. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Lillian Burkepile; and brother, Charles Burkepile. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Marlies; his children, Ross Burkepile Jr., Charlene Ney, Phyllis Hill, Jackie (Tim) Stice, Pat Burkepile, Shirley (Randy) Miller; stepchildren, Randy (Shirley) Miller, Becky (Brian) Houser, David (Michelle) Ragulsky; sister, Irene Smith of Washington; brothers, Ivan (Jimmy Jean) Burkepile of Arkoma, Okla., Glenn Burkepile of Washington, Donald (Judy) Burkepile of La Junta. Also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. Ross served in the U.S. Navy from 1950-1954. He belonged to Mason Demon and Elk Mem. He worked for Mountain Bell for 36 years, retiring in 1992. Ross loved gardening. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. today, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, Sonrise Church, 421 E. Spaulding, Pueblo West. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Burkett, William B.
William B. Burkett - Pueblo Chieftain - September 9, 2012 - William B. Burkett, Sept. 6, 1923, to Sept. 6, 2012. Memorial service, 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, The Springs Funeral Services, 3115 E. Platte Ave., Colorado Springs. The Springs Funeral Services - September 10, 2012 - William B. Burkett passed away September 6, 2012. He was born September 6, 1923 in Pueblo, Colorado to Alice and Dixon Burkett. He was preceded in death by his wife, Viola Burkett, his parents, and his sisters. He is survived by his sons, Bill Burkett (Mexico), Dick Burkett (Alaska), and his daughters, Janet Walters (Highlands Ranch, Co), Amy Duarte (Colorado Springs, Co.), seven grandchildren, and one great grandchild. He served in WWII and Korea in the Marine Corps. He was married to Viola for over 40 years. He was a grocery manager and clerk for most of his life until his retirement. He loved fishing, singing, drinking coffee and eating vanilla ice cream. He loved fishing the Pie Plant River in Taylor Park, singing karaoke in Penrose with his friends, and singing for everyone at Emeritus. We give many thanks to the staff at Emeritus at Broadmoor for their loving care of our father over the last couple of years.

Burkhardt, Dorothy M.
Dorothy M. Burkhardt - Pueblo Chieftain - December 4, 2011 - Dorothy M. Burkhardt, 100, passed away Nov. 23, 2011. Survived by her son, William (Jeanie) Burkhardt of Pueblo; grandchildren, Todd (Jen) Burkhardt of Centennial, Colo. and Melissa (Forrest) Shields of Colorado Springs; sister-in-law, Marian Burkhardt; and nieces, Gloria Thomas, Patsy Druckenmiller, Peggy (Kenneth) Kohler, Betty (Bill) Kline of Pennsylvania, Doris (Bob) Icove of New Jersey and Connie Pacza of Florida. Preceded in death by her husband, W. John Burkhardt; sister, Helen Nicholas; and brother, Leon Pollard. Dorothy was born Feb. 14, 1911, in Franklin, N.J. She loved gardening, flowers, and birds, especially cardinals. Dorothy was a member of a flower club in Pennsylvania. She and her husband enjoyed making candles, stained glass, and wood crafts. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Revs. Dr. Brad Munroe and Bob Mace officiating. Private inurnment, Mountain View Cemetery Columbarium. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Pueblo Nature & Raptor Center through the funeral home.

Burkhart, Kim Charles
Kim Charles Burkhart - Pueblo Chieftain - October 5, 2011 - Kim Charles Burkhart passed away Oct. 3, 2011. Born Oct. 6, 1958, in Kinsley, Kan., to C. Paul and Bonnie Burkhart. Raised in Pueblo, Colo., with his four brothers and sisters, Janel ( Leon) Davenport, Kevin (Barbara) Burkhart, Rebecca (Chuck) Dixon and Lane Burkhart. He graduated from East High School in 1976 and married K' Lee Bonjour. He resided in Las Vegas, Nev. He is survived by his wife; daughter, Marilee; and son, Jason Burkhart; two grandchildren, Gavyn and Kayla Marie. He was an avid fly fisherman, loved fly-tying and being outdoors. Private family service was held.

Burkhart, Vernon C.
Vernon C. Burkhart - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2013 - Vernon C. Burkhart, 80, passed away Jan. 14, 2013. Survived by his wife, Nancy; children, Karen (Jim) Whitlock and Ron Burkhart; granddaughter, Bonnie Sue Owens; great-grandchildren, Kaleigha Summers and Noah Summers; numerous brothers, sisters and other relatives. Vernon served in the U.S. Army, where he was in the artillery. At his request, cremation with no service. Arrangements by Imperial.

Burkholder, Norman Lee
Norman Lee Burkholder - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2012 - Norman Lee Burkholder, 65, passed away Aug. 20, 2012, in Pueblo, Colo. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson, Pueblo, Colo., with reception to follow at the church. Holt Family Funeral Homes - August 23, 2012 - Norman Lee Burkholder, 65, passed away August 20, 2012 in Pueblo, CO. He was born in Napoleon, Ohio on April 7, 1947 to Melvin G. and Elizabeth L. (May) Burkholder. His family moved to Colorado Springs in 1951. Norm graduated from Wasson High School, and then attended college in Greeley and Pueblo where he pursued a Teaching Degree. On August 27, 1966, he was united in marriage to Connie Force at the Village Christian Church in Colorado Springs. In 1972, Norm joined the Pueblo Fire Department, retiring in 1997 after 24 years of service. During his time with the fire department, he also worked for Alert Ambulance and the Pueblo County Civil Defense. Norm and Connie enjoyed traveling and spent five summers working in Yellowstone National Park at the Old Faithful Basin and Roosevelt Lodge. He also enjoyed model railroading, watching NASCAR, and spending time outdoors. Mr. Burkholder was devoted to his family and is survived by his wife, Connie; daughters, Kristin (Jeff) McKenzie and Brigitte Alton; his three grandchildren, Riley Alton, Madison McKenzie, and Hayden McKenzie; his mother, Elizabeth; and his loving dog, Kota. Memorial Service will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Central Christian Church at 1902 N. Hudson, Pueblo, CO. A reception will follow the service at the church. In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests donations be made to the Pueblo Fire Museum, or the Custer State Park thru the Black Hills Parks and Forests Association at 26611 U.S. Hwy. 385, Hot Springs, SD 57747. Arrangements handled through Holt Family Funeral Home.

Burleson, Betty Ann
Betty Ann Jobe Burleson - Amarillo Globe Times - September 9, 2007 - Betty Ann Jobe Burleson, 71, of Amarillo died Thursday Sept. 6, 2007. Life celebration services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Cowboy Church with Ty Jones, pastor, officiating. Arrangements are by Rector Funeral Home Coulter Chapel at 8310 S. Coulter St. Mrs. Burleson was born June 20, 1936, in Amarillo. She was a homemaker. She married John W. Johnson in 1952. They were divorced in 1969, and he died in 1983. She married Dale Duane Burleson in 1970. They lived in Burnet for about 10 years. He preceded her in death in 1991. She was a member of Cowboy Church. Mrs. Burleson was a loving mother who sacrificed everything for her family and her kids. She lived by John 3:16 and by Romans 10:9-10. She loved the Lord and loved life. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Anna Kay Burdick, in 2005. Survivors include a daughter, Cynthia Ann Johnson of Denton; two sons, John L. Johnson of Denton and Gary L. Johnson of Trinidad, Colo.; a sister, Shirley Forrest of Lubbock; three brothers, Leroy Jobe, Buford Jobe and Ricky Jobe, all of Amarillo; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials be to Odyssey Healthcare at 6900 W. Interstate 40, Suite 150, Amarillo, TX 79106.

Burleson, Floyd
Floyd Burleson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 2010 - Floyd Burleson, 78, died Dec. 27, 2010. Survived by son, Jay Dee; stepdaughter, Kym Galvan; grandchildren; and sister, Peggy Shellhammer. Graveside gathering, 11 a.m. Friday at Mountain View Cemetery.

Burlew, Mollie
Mollie Gutierrez Burlew - Trinidad Times Independent - August 5, 2008 - Mollie Gutierrez Burlew, born in Trinidad, Colorado on Oct. 19, 1942, departed on Jul. 29, 2008 and resided in Platteville, CO. Mollie G. Burlew of Platteville, Colorado died July 29, 2008, at LifeCare of Longmont. She was 65. Mollie was born on October 19, 1942, in Trinidad, Colorado to Ernest Gutierrez and Antonia Flores Gutierrez. She was raised in Trinidad, graduating from high school there and then nursing school at Trinidad State Junior College. For many years she worked as a LPN at the Mount San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad. While in Longmont she was associated with the Salud Clinic for many years. She also received further nurse's training through the Army. On May 1, 1976, she married Leon Burlew in Trinidad. They moved to the area from Trinidad in 1978. Mollie enjoyed life to the fullest. Later in life she attended clown school, frequently entertaining at birthday parties and parades as "By Golly Molly." She also enjoyed rendezvous reenactments as western pioneers, fur traders, mountain men and women. Accomplished at canoeing, she would frequently include these skills during simulations. In addition, she was a member of the South Platte Historical Society. She enjoyed traveling and took extensive trips both nationally and abroad. Surviving are her husband of Platteville; a son, Juan Burlew of Platteville; her mother of Trinidad; three brothers, Ernest David Gutierrez and his wife, Florence of Trinidad, Albert Gutierrez and his wife, Cecelia of Firestone, and Robert Gutierrez of Greeley; and a sister, Cathy Gonzales and her husband, Orlando of Trinidad. A cremation has been entrusted to Howe Mortuary and Cremation Services, Longmont. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 4, 2008, at the Howe Mortuary Chapel with Deacon Bob Howard officiating.

Burmann, Monica Lee
Monica Lee Montoya Burmann - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 2012 - Monica Lee Montoya Burmann, 42, passed away unexpectedly on June 4, 2012. A lifetime Puebloan, Monica is survived by her husband, Eric Burmann; her children, Monique Sanchez, Jamie Rodriguez, Jaron Montoya, Steve and Jeff Burmann; her grandparents, Delia Montoya and Pete Santos; mother-in-law, Toni Burmann; sister-in-law, Andrea Burmann; special aunts, Gloria (Robert) Martinez, Cece Newmann and Rita Delgado; several other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her mother, Dolores ' Delo'  Montoya; uncles, Frank Montoya and Robert Santos; grandmother, Marcella Santos. Rosary, 6 p.m. today. Liturgy of the Word, 1:30 p.m. Monday, both at Cathedral of the Scared Heart Catholic Church.

Burnett, Barbara A.
Barbara A. (Zuk) Burnett - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 2011 - Barbara A. (Zuk) Burnett passed away May 14, 2011. Preceded in death by her father, Alex Zuk; brother, Nicky; sister, Judy; and her beloved son, Michael. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Richard D. Burnett; sons, Richard Jr., Greg (Laurie); and daughter, Susan; daughter-in-law, Shelley; grandchildren, Kristin, Megan ' Moo,'  Kyle, Allyssa, Tavish, Justin and Teena. She also is survived by her sisters, Sandy, Linda, Diane, Debbie, Donna, Pam, Kathy; and brother, Jimmy. Barbara was born to Alex Zuk and Mildred (Jensen) Wennerlund. She will be missed dearly by all and kept forever in our hearts and minds. At her request, cremation with no services. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Burnett, Margaret E.
Margaret E. Burnett - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2009 - Margaret E. Burnett, 91, Papillion, Neb., formerly of Pueblo, Dec. 5. Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz, Omaha, Neb. Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 2009 - Margaret E. Burnett, May 30, 1918 - Dec. 5, 2009. Preceded in death by devoted husband, William; cherished daughter, Patricia; parents, Harvey and Desmond Henderson; brother, Howard Henderson. Survived by sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth and Bob Humphrey, Mary and Ted Krumland; brother and sister-in-law, Dale and Darlene Henderson; many nieces and nephews. Service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th St., Pueblo, Colo. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, 1706 Roselawn Road, Pueblo, Colo.

Burnett, Richard Duane Sr.
Richard ' Whitey'  Duane Burnett, Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2013 - Richard ' Whitey'  Duane Burnett, Sr., 78, born Dec. 18, 1934, passed away Jan. 22, 2013, surrounded by his loved ones after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his wife of almost 54 years, Barbara Zuk Burnett; son, Michael; father, Jay Burnett; step-father, Ellis W. Herrell; and his mother, Shirley Wood Herrell. Richard is survived by his daughters, Denise (Fred) Ferguson, Bend, Ore., and Susan Johnson, Pueblo West; sons, Richard D. Burnett Jr., Pueblo, and Gregory (Laurie) Burnett, Pueblo West; also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Richard spent 42 years with the Santa Fe Railroad serving many roles with the railroad union, eventually holding the position of General Chairman of TCU. He enjoyed his retirement by spending more time with his family and railroad buddies. A memorial service is being planned by the family for a later date. In memory of Richard, donations may be made to any Veteran' s charity of your choice. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home. Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2013 - Richard ' Whitey'  Burnett, 78, passed away Jan. 22, 2013. A memorial service will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at the Pueblo Union Depot.

Burnham, Ruth Imogene
Ruth Imogene Burnham - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 2011 - Ruth Imogene Burnham, age 87, peacefully passed away April 18, 2011, at Mercy St. John' s Hospital in Springfield, Mo. She was born March 4, 1924, and was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Edward V. Burnham; son, Wendell Burnham and wife, Sue; sister, Mavis; and great-grandson, Christian. She is survived by children, Jean Dunn, Ron (Ann) James, Delmar James and Ruth (John) Martinuk; stepchildren, Karla (Jay) Weaver, Karol (Mark) Cooper, Jay Burnham; five sisters, two brothers and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorial service, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2011, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, Pueblo, Colo. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.

Burnham, W. Edward
W. Edward Burnham - Pueblo Chieftain - August 5, 2009 - W. Edward Burnham, June 6, 1954 to Aug. 3, 2009. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Sue; and father, Edward. Survived by mother, Jean; cherished children, John Paul and Kylie; siblings, Jeannie, Ron, Delmar, Ruth, Karla, Karol and Matt; stepsons, Tim, Carey and William and families; and numerous grandchildren. Service, 3:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009, Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Burns, Anthony Leon
Anthony Leon Burns Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 2013 - Anthony Leon Burns Sr., 45, passed away June 28, 2013. Arrangements pending.

Burns, John
John Burns - Weekly Rocky Mountain News - December 29, 1898 - Brief Telegraphic News - Friday - John Burns, a well-known Las Animas county citizen, committed suicide at Hastings, Colo.

Burpo, Laureta Ferne
Laureta Ferne Burpo - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2012 - Laureta Ferne Burpo passed away in her Pueblo home surrounded by her loving family on Feb. 15, 2012. Laureta is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Sam; children, Walter J. (Jeania) Maddux of Pueblo, Stanley G. (Marcella) Maddux of Pagosa Springs, Colo., and Peggy (Michael) Stong of St. Charles, Mo.; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She also is survived by brother, Lytle (Evelyn) Gaskill of New Braunsfels, Texas; brother-in-law, John (Dolores) Boyd of Canon City, Colo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Effie (Weeks) Gaskill; sister, Leah France; and first husband, Raymond Maddux. Laureta was a loving wife, mother and loved all her grandchildren. She was perplexed and often dwelled on the deaths in her family; granddaughters, Yvette Sue and Cindy Maddux; great-grandchildren, infant, Krystin, and Jacob Maddux. Also by her brother' s children, Chris, Lynn and Jeffrey Gaskill and her sister Leah' s baby, Ricky. Laureta began life in Post Falls, Idaho, and spent most of her young life on the west coast of California before moving to Alamosa, Colo. She had a busy life, raising her family with her first husband on their ranch in Alamosa. She loved the rural lifestyle and cooking. She prepared and cooked for as many as 17 ranch hands at one setting. She was praised for her fine cuisine and was famous for her rhubarb-strawberry and apple walnut pies and poor man cake. Her gardens were always in bloom with fresh herbs, vegetables, flowers and fruit trees. She also loved horseback riding and loved her pets, owning seven dogs over the years, including her Maltese, "Tinker Belle," who survives her. In 1970, Laureta moved to Pueblo and married Samuel Kenneth Burpo, where they owned and operated the Rocky Mountain Distributors, Inc. They were in business 24 years before retiring. They were the best of friends and loved each other greatly. Laureta loved riding snowmobiles and motorcycles. She loved riding with Sam on cycle trips through the high country and ice fishing in the high lakes of Colorado on their snowmobiles. They were members of the Pueblo Steel City and San Luis Valley Snowmobile Clubs. They also were active members in the Pueblo Diesel Control, Inc. club for many years. Laureta was a past hostess and board member while Sam was a past president of diesel control. The club helped many local and traveling motorists and truckers, along with working with local law enforcement officers. Laureta suffered over two decades of pain and sickness and her endurance was amazing, with seldom a complaint. She was unable to eat or drink the last seven months of her life and finally lost the battle with vicious cancer and was courageous to the end. The family wishes to thank the doctors and hospitals who helped during her illness. Thanks to Dr. Duffee, Dr. Ritter, Dr. Kinnett, Dr. Timms, Dr. Stageburg, Dr. Vahill and their staffs. A special thanks to Parkview Medical Center and 3rd floor rehab staff for their loving care for Laureta. Special thanks also to Parkview Aquatic Rehab and Laureta' s dear friend, Kayla. Many thanks to St. Mary-Corwin Dorsey Cancer Center in their sincere and loving effort to help Laureta. Heart-filled thanks to wonderful Sangre de Cristo Hospice and their staff for the loving care and kindness shown to Laureta. Their 24/7 care allowed Laureta to be at home to pass away and that was her greatest wish. Many, many thanks to Toni Garcia, Christina Maes, Dr. Sloan, Brenda, Virginia, Sue and Toni (with her wonderful English accent), Chaplin Austin and special thanks to Judy Krasovec and Ellen Donaldson for their loving care. God bless all of you. By Laureta' s request, cremation has taken place and no service will be held. In lieu of flowers and food, the family requests donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Paws for Life Shelter, or the Dorcey Cancer Center. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Burrell, John H.
John H. Burrell - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2013 - John H. Burrell, 70, former resident of Rocky Ford, died May 13, 2013. Service in Denver on May 30, 2013. Burial, 11 a.m. June 1, 2013, Rocky Ford Cemetery.

Burrescia, Cheryl Jean
Cheryl Jean Burrescia - Trinidad Times Independent - January 16, 2013 - Cheryl Jean Burrescia, Nurse, paralegal, educator - Cheryl Jean Burrescia passed away peacefully Jan. 3, 2013, surrounded by family and fiends after a short illness. Cheryl was born in Trinidad Jan. 28, 1955, graduated from Trinidad High School in 1973, TSJC in 1975, and continued her life path becoming a nurse, paralegal, finally finding her passion helping children learn at the local Catholic elementary school. Cheryl was a resident of Livermore, Calif., for 37 years. Cheryl was a loving wife and doting mother. One of her greatest joys in life was seeing her son John grow up. Whether enjoying his school activities or watching him perform in his band, Cheryl would beam with pride. She loved spending time with her husband Joe, son, and future daughter-in-law, Sydney. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Burrescia of Livermore, son John Burrescia of Pasadena, Calif., sister Pat Cerrone (Dave) of Arvada, mother-in-law Barbara Burrescia brother- and sister-in-law Pam Corradino (Larry) both of Trinidad, and numerous nieces and nephews. Cheryl is preceded in death by her father John Piassoli, mother Irene, brothers John and Larry and father-in-law Tony Burrescia. A Rosary will be held Friday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. at Callaghan Mortuary at 3833 East Ace in Livermore. Mass of the Remembrance will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, at 11 a.m. at St. Michael' s Catholic Church, 458 Maple St, Livermore. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in her memory to St. Michael' s Catholic School at 345 Church St. Livermore, CA. 94550

Burress, Cyrus J. Jr.
Cyrus J. Burress, Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 2007 - Cyrus J. Burress, Jr., 80, entered into rest Oct. 13, 2007, at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Clara Burress of Pueblo; Children, Pamela (Bill) Reeves of Sandia Park, N.M., Cyrus Burress, III of Las Vegas, Nev.; and his little poodle, "Killer". At the request of Mr. Burress there will be no service. Arrangements by Johnson-Romero Funeral Home of Walsenburg.

Burris, Frances Louise
Frances Louise McGlohn Burris - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2009 - Frances Louise McGlohn Burris, 87, passed away with her family at her side on Feb. 8, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank I. Burris Papa; parents, Willard M. and Edna McGlohn; stepmother, Gladys C. McGlohn; and her brother, Howard McGlohn. She is survived by her son, Roxy Mary Ann Burris; and her daughter, Margaret Ann Burianek; grandchildren, Shellie Matt Chambers, Jami Drew Merrill, Erika David Vaughan and Jerediah Burianek; great-grandchildren, Mason, Dylan and Reese Vaughan, AJ, Nathan and Megan Merrill; sister, Bettie Fowler; sisters-in-law, Margaret Humphrey and Julia Burris; and numerous nieces and nephews. Louise loved her family and cherished all of the many family gatherings. She spent many happy hours babysitting her grandchildren and attending their school activities. She had a wonderful memory and enjoyed sharing stories with her family. She set a wonderful example for her family and was affectionately called "Grandma" and "GGMA." Louise spent many hours in her kitchen cooking, baking and canning fruits and vegetables. Her sweet pickles and potato salad were in great demand by family members. While watching the Food Network, she busied herself by crocheting pot holders for Christmas stocking stuffers. She loved her many card games with her sisters-in-law; her plane flights to Virginia to celebrate her great-grandchildren' s birthdays; and her trips to Las Cruces to visit her sister. Louise will truly be missed by all who loved her and learned so many valuable lessons from her. Cooking, playing cards and visiting with her family was her way of life and her joy. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Louise' s memory to the American Heart Association or the charity of your choice through the funeral home office. Visitation, 2 to 4 p.m. today, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, Fort Lyon National Cemetery in Las Animas, Colo. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Burris, Robert J. Jr.
Robert J. Burris Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 9, 2011 - Robert J. Burris Jr., age 73, of Louisville, died at St. Anthony North Hospital in Westminster on Jan. 28, 2011. Born Sept. 4, 1937, in Pueblo, Colo., he was the son of the late Robert J. Burris Sr., and Marjorie Blinn Burris. He attended Pueblo Central High School, Pueblo Junior College and Colorado University in Boulder. Mr. Burris had a long career in retail sales, having worked for F.W. Woolworth, J.C. Penny, Hatches Cards and Gifts, and Neodata/ EDS. He enjoyed collecting miniature antique cars and was an avid CU Buff fan. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 51 years, Beverley Hendricks Burris; children, Robin Castillo and her husband, George, Bruce Burris and wife, Kristine; grandchildren, Allan and wife, Natalie, Kelli, Brandi and Aubree Burris and Gabriel Castillo; great-granddaughter, Emma Burris; cousins, Roger Blinn and his wife, Muff; JoAnn Parker Blair and her husband, Wayne; sisters-in-law, Isabella Hendricks and Lilly Mae Wittstrom; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and family are invited to a gathering to celebrate the life of Robert J. Burris from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at the home of his daughter, Robin Castillo, 245 Zenith Ave., Lafayette, CO 80026. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, the American Heart Association, or to St. Anthony North Hospice. Mr. Burris and his family are in the care of Darrell Howe Mortuary, 1701 W. South Boulder Road, Lafayette, Colo.

Burroughs, Robert Lacel
Robert Lacel Burroughs - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2012 - Robert Lacel Burroughs, formerly of Wetmore, Colo., died Jan. 12, 2012, in Hillsboro, Ill., of cancer. Lacel was born June 21, 1923, near Wetmore, to Russell and Harriet Strickland Burroughs. He married Shirley Burtsfield Mitchell Aug. 12, 1981. He is survived by his sister, Leona Mae McFarland of Aurora, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was cremated and a memorial will be scheduled in the spring. Please make donations to the American Cancer Society.

Burrow, Robert
Robert "Bob" Burrow - Pueblo Chieftain - February 8, 2009 - Robert "Bob" Burrow, 70, passed away on Feb. 5, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Eva Mae Burrow; sister, Wilma Terry; and son-in-law, Robert W. Williams. Survived by his wife of 47 years, Erika; children, Michaela "Mickey" Les Miller, Robert G. Gwen Burrow, Billy E. Becky Burrow, Maria L. "Mia" Ken Childress; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; sisters, Alma Hayes, Dorothy Cisneros, Emma Jim Carr, Margaret Art Mojica; numerous nieces and nephews. Bob served in the U.S. Army for 27 years and was a Vietnam veteran. He also was an employee of Minnequa Community Corrections for 17 years and the former owner of Bob's Creations. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. today, Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Fellowship of the Rockies Church through the funeral home. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Burrows, Martha Ann
Martha Ann Burrows - Pueblo Chieftain - June 2, 2011 - Martha Ann Burrows, 69, passed away May 30, 2011. Survived by her husband, Barry Burrows; children, Shawna Rae Armstrong of Fort Collins, Colo., Jennifer Green of Lake Havasu, Ariz., and Andrew Burrows of Longmont, Colo.; siblings, Lois (Elwyn) Jensen of Pueblo, Sharon (Dick) Moore of Pueblo, and David (Eddie) Mattarocci of Silby, Texas; and grandchildren, Sara Barnes and Dylan Burrows. Preceded in death by her son, Troy Allen Barnes on June 14, 2006. Martha was born to Angelo and Esther Mattarocci, in Pueblo, on April 16, 1942. She retired from the accounting profession after many years of service. Martha and Barry had a loving and caring marriage for over 32 years. She was an active member of First Baptist Church in Fort Lupton, Colo., and was a dedicated, believing Christian. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Burry, Marion E.
Marion E. Burry - Pueblo Chieftain - March 4, 2009 - Marion E. Burry, 73, passed away March 1, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother-in-law, Glenn Heller. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Dorothy; two sons, Edward and David (Lynne) Burry; grandsons, Ryan and Cameron; brothers and sisters, Chester (Syble) Burry, Marie Heller, Helen (Joe) Maldonado, Lawrence (Carol) Burry; also survived by numerous other relatives. Marion was retired from Dana Corp., and retired last month from Sears after 37 years of service. Marion was a member of Mesa Christian Fellowship, where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2009. Arrangements under the direction of T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Burt, Elizabeth Kay
Elizabeth Kay Burt - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 2013 - Elizabeth Kay Burt, 52, passed away Jan. 5, 2013. Survived by parents, Bruce (Sandy) Burt, Shirley (John) Huff; brother, David Burt. A celebration of life will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Jan. 19, at St. Peter Episcopal Church, 3939 W. Pueblo Blvd., Pueblo, Colo.

Burton, Gladys
Gladys "Betty" Burton - Trinidad Times Independent - January 27, 2012 - Gladys ' Betty'  Burton, 89, passed away Dec. 22, 2011, at Sangre De Cristo Hospice in Pueblo. Betty was born Jan. 13, 1922, in Hanover, Kan. She taught homemaking in Denver in public schools and worked as a dietitian in a hospital. She moved to Cokedale in 1953 with her husband Victor. She was a survivor of polio, a daughter of a Methodist minister, a lover of animals and, until her death was the senior elder in Cokedale. She was a friend and ' Mom'  to many. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Burton, and brothers Paul Hower and Robert. However. Betty is survived by her sister Lucille and brother-in-law Herb Cies of Newton, Kan., and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with Betty' s pastor, Ed Richardson, officiating. She will be buried at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver with her husband Victor, who was a survivor of the Battle Of The Bulge during World War II.

Burton, Richard E.
Richard E. Burton - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 2010 - Richard E. Burton passed away on Sept. 12, 2010. He was born in Sapulpa, Okla. on Aug. 11, 1934, to Lloyd and Mildred Burton. He graduated from Central High School, class of 1953, and enjoyed a 33 year career with Mountain Bell and AT&T. Richard was a U.S. Army Veteran, member of Odd Fellows Lodge No. 8 and Aeries Eagle Lodge, Pueblo. He was a resident of Colorado Springs for 37 years, returning to Pueblo in 1995. Richard is the husband of Beverly (Carlson) Burton; father of Laurence (Christie), Janet (Norman) Glowicz, Gunnar and Sarah (Jim) Connors; grandfather of eight and uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, a son, and daughter-in-law. Services 2 p.m. Sept. 15, Shrine of Remembrance, Colorado Springs, with viewing one hour prior to services. Entombment at the Shrine of Remembrance.

Busch, Thomas
Thomas ' Thom'  Busch - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2011 - Thomas ' Thom'  Busch died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. A memorial gathering will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at 590 Smith St. in Canon City, Colo. Arrangements handled through Holt Family Funeral Home.

Bush, Bobbie Jean
Bobbie Jean Bush - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 2009 - Bobbie Jean Bush, 80, passed away Oct. 11, 2009 in Cripple Creek, CO. She was born Nov. 15, 1928 in Watonga, OK. Preceded in death by parents, Thomas and Maude Courtney; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Jim Brown; and brother, David Courtney. Survived by son, Keith (Karen) Beck; daughter, Debi (Jim) Reynolds; sister, Frankie Courtney; four grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Thurs., Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Arrangements under the direction of Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Bush, Ethan Jennings
Ethan Jennings Bush - Pueblo Chieftain - October 1, 2011 - Ethan Jennings Bush, 22, passed away Sept 27, 2011. Born in Grand Junction, Colo., April 28, 1989. Son of Marianne Knowlton Bush of Pueblo and Bernard N. Bush of Picayne, Miss. Ethan is survived by his mother and Bill Williams; his father; sister, Elizabeth; grandparents, Melba Knowlton of Fowler, and Bernard and Rhea Bush of New Orleans; numerous aunts and uncles, many dear friends, and his dog, "Macie." Ethan graduated from Pueblo County High School in 2008. He attended Northeastern Junior College in Sterling and Pueblo Community College. At the time of his death, he was working in construction. Ethan loved dirt bikes and competed in the sport. Ethan enjoyed working on cars and being outdoors. He loved music and liked to dance. Ethan had a beautiful free spirit and often used it to help others. He knew and loved the Lord. Ethan adored his large family and treasured his friends. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, Vineland United Methodist Church, 1587 36th Lane. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Ethan' s name through Roselawn Funeral Home.

Bush, William S.
William S. Bush - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 2010 - William S. Bush passed away at home in Pueblo West, Oct. 9, 2010. He was born in Cassville, Mo., Nov. 7, 1921, to Roy and Ethel Bush. Preceded in death by his parents; sister, Carolyn (J.T.) Cooper; and sister-in-law, Marie Bush. Survived by his loving wife, Patricia Bush; children, Margaret (Peg) Ziegler, Denver, Colo., and Debi (Jim) Reynolds, Cripple Creek, Colo.; stepson, Daniel Stewart, Pueblo, Colo.; brother, Jack Bush, Monterey, Calif.; grandchildren, Laurie Pacheco, Cindy Whitaker and Chris Whitaker; step-grandson, Daniel Stewart and four great-grandchildren. Bill had great admiration and love for his nieces and nephews in Springfield, Pueblo, Colo., and Monterey Calif., especially his niece Nancy, who made Bill his cherry pies and visited him so much. He also loved his cousins in Missouri and Oregon. Bill enjoyed his in-laws in Colorado Springs and Phoenix, Ariz., especially the Bush Bash days. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Joni Fair Hospice House or Wesley United Methodist Church. Special thanks to the staff of Sangre de Cristo Hospice House. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford Ave., Pueblo, Colo., 81005.

Bushkovski, Paul Curtis
Paul Curtis Bushkovski - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2009 - Paul Curtis Bushkovski, Walsenburg, Dec. 23. Boies-Ortega, Walsenburg.

Bushkovski, Theodora
Theodora Bushkovski - Park Record - September 14, 2007 - Theodora Bushkovski, 92, formerly of Sterling, died Saturday, Sept. 8, in Denver. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia St., Denver. Mrs. Bushkovski was born May 9, 1915, to Clarence and Maybelle (Tucker) Gleason in Providence, R.I. After graduating from East Greenwich, R.I., schools, she attended Pembroke College at Brown University, earning her bachelor' s degree. She later received her master' s degree from University of Northern Colorado and completed further post-graduate work at UNC and Denver University. While still in Rhode Island, she met Albert J. Bushkovski who was stationed there with the Military. They married, and after World War II, and they moved to Colorado. They remained married for 25 years and had three children. Later, after obtaining her master' s degree, she worked full time as a teacher in public schools and in community programs for the developmentally disabled. She enjoyed music, learning, and caring for those in need. She played the organ and sang and toured Europe with the Westminster Choir with Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church. She was an Elder in the Presbyterian Church, and a long time member of the League of Women Voters. She also enjoyed tutoring and was involved in numerous other volunteer and civic activities. Mrs. Bushkovski is survived by her son, Paul Bushkovski of Walsenburg; daughter, Carol (Bushkovski) Stephens of Denver; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Judith (Bushkovski) Bender.

Busse, Virginia Louise
Virginia Louise Busse - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2010 - Virginia L. Busse passed away May 22, 2010 in Pueblo. Virginia was born in Garden City, Kansas on June 27, 1929 to Eric and Maude Busse. She was employed as a librarian for 17 years before her retirement. Virginia loved animals and her involvement in Animal Rescue; she was a member of the Studebaker Club and enjoyed her yard work and gardening. Her survivors include her brother Vernon (Dolly) Busse; nephews, Vern Busse, and Jim (Leah Edwards) Busse; niece, Phyllis (John) Martin great-nieces and nephews, Eric, Michelle, Chris, Nick and Curt. No public visitation. Private services will be held and she will be laid to rest next to her parents in the Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be sent to the Pueblo Humane Society through the mortuary.

Bussey, John Michael
John Michael Bussey - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 2009 - John Michael Bussey, born July 19,1963, passed away April 19, 2009. Survived by family and friends. Service, 10 a.m. Thursday, April 23, 2009, First Baptist Church, Ninth and Grand. All are welcome, open service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church.

Bussey, Marion Ann
Marion Ann Bussey - Pueblo Chieftain - October 4, 2009 - Marion Ann Bussey, 66, of Pueblo, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009. She is survived by numerous family and friends. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, at the First Baptist Church.

Bustamante, Annette Marlene
Annette "Nena" Marlene Bustamante - Pueblo Chieftain - July 4, 2009 - Annette "Nena" Marlene Bustamante, born April 22, 1958 (died July 1, 2009). Preceded in death by her parents, Mary and Raymond Bustamante; stepfather, Manuel Trujillo; brother, Stanley Bustamante; favorite uncles and aunt, Joe and Vera Vialpando and Richard Vialpando; nina and nino, Lila and Val Quintana; and Federico "Mi Fave" Bernache. Survived by siblings, Virginia Bernache, George (Val), Daniel (Rose), Denise and Dennis (Linda) Bustamante; four goddaughters; and numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, dolls and special friends. Thanks to Professional Home Health Care, AMR, Hospice, Fire House No. 4 and Lincare. Nena was an avid Raiders, Lakers, Dodgers and Xena fan. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, with prayer service to follow at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following services.

Bustamante, Eugene
Eugene ' Geno'  Bustamante - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 2012 - Eugene ' Geno'  Bustamante, 60, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 15, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jenny and Frank Bustamante; and stepdaughter, Kristina DeIsla. Geno is survived by his loving wife of 16 years, Betty Bustamante; daughters, Melissa Bustamante, Alisha (John) Bower and Jolene (Ernesto) Granillo; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandsons; siblings, Jerry (Juanita), Toby (Susan), Thomas (Stella), Frank (Joyce), Patricia and James Bustamante; two close godsons, Andrew Vigil and Gabriel Granillo; goddaughter, Shawna Marez; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Bustamante, Juanita P.
Juanita P. ' Jennie'  Bustamante - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 2012 - Juanita P. ' Jennie'  Bustamante, 89, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 16, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank F. Bustamante; parents, Francisco and Teresita Vigil; and siblings, Joe Vigil, Billy Vigil, Nora Gallegos and Mary Gallegos. Jennie is survived by her children, Jerry (Juanita), Toby (Susan), Tom (Stella), Frank (Joyce), Eugene (Betty), Patricia and James; 24 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; siblings, Millie (Pancho) and Frank (Alicia); sister-in-law, Lena (Bernie); and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Monday with funeral Mass to follow at 10 a.m., St. Anne Parish. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at the church hall following interment.

Bustamante, Rosa
Rosa Bustamante - Pueblo Chieftain - January 28, 2012 - Rosa Bustamante, 56, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 24, 2012. She was preceded in death by her father, Andres C. Ibaven; brother, Carlos Ibaven; mother-in-law, Mary C. Trujillo; father-in-law, Manuel Trujillo; and sister-in-law, Annette "Nena" Bustamante. Rosa is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Daniel A. "Big Dan" Bustamante Sr.; children, Joie (Matt Langloss) Bustamante, Raymond (Audrey) Bustamante and Daniel (Rebecca) Bustamante Jr.; stepdaughter, Hope (L' mont) Brooks; grandchildren, Ray Ray, Sierra, Zach, Joede, Alyssa, Brandan, Monte, Marcus and baby Henry; mother, Mercedes Ibaven; siblings, Ronald (Vicky) Ibaven, Patricia (Juan) Miranda, Margaret (Mario) Sais and Mary (J.R.) Rodriguez; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, the entire Bustamante family and entire Pueblo biker community. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Monday with rosary to follow at 6 p.m., Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Cremation to follow. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Bustos, Adelida
Adelida Bustos - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2011 - Adelida Bustos, 95, passed away Oct. 21, 2011. She is survived by her sons, John (Janice) Bustos, Bibian Bustos, Mike (Linda) Bustos and families. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, with funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday; both at Imperial Funeral Home. The family would like to express a special thank you to Life Care Center and SolAmor Hospice for their wonderful care of our mother and grandmother. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home in Pueblo.

Bustos, Casimiro
Casimiro "Cass" Bustos - Pueblo Chieftain - January 7, 2009 - Casimiro "Cass" Bustos, 83, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord Jan. 4, 2009. Survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Maria (Annie); children, Shirley Willard, Lorraine (Bruce) Cordova, Larry Bustos; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren. Cass was a proud World War II veteran. He retired from CF&I after 45 years of service. He loved going for walks at the Nature Center and vacations. Visitation, 12 to 5 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Bustos, Jose Maria
Jose ' Joe'  Maria Bustos - Pueblo Chieftain - January 6, 2013 - Jose ' Joe'  Maria Bustos, 90, passed away Dec. 29, 2012, in Denver, Colo., after a long illness. Joe was born on Jan. 18, 1922 in Chico, N.M., to Benito and Beatriz (Cordova) Bustos. Survived by his children, Mary Ann (Ismael) Martinez, Jim Cordova, Nancy Cordova, Betty (Frank) Korth, Patricia (Jesus) Onofre and Kimberly Andrea (Kelly) Meckna; grandchildren, Jason Quintana, Susan Zabala and Anthony Zabala; as well as several grandchildren outside of Colorado; numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Joe was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Esther (Cordova) Bustos; siblings, Sinoforosa (Bustos) Vigil, Benito (Albert) Bustos, and John (Isidro) Bustos. Joe served in World War II, in the U.S. Army, as a private first class. He was a Purple Heart recipient. Joe loved to fish, play dominoes and go to Cripple Creek. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and his four-legged buddies, Duke and Tiki. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, with funeral Mass to follow at 10 a.m., both at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment Roselawn Cemetery. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Bustos, Maria
Maria ' Annie'  Bustos - Pueblo Chieftain - December 8, 2012 - Maria ' Annie'  Bustos, 87, passed away Dec. 6, 2012. She is survived by her children, Shirley Willard, Lorraine (Bruce) Cordova and Larry Bustos; eight grandchildren, Brian (Trina) Willard, Toni (Dave Pittman) Oliva, Jeanette (Brett) Waller, Amanda (Matt) Largent, Kristine (Chris) Watson, Ann Marie (Mike Hall) Bustos, Russell (Kristen) Bustos and Bella Bustos; and 14 great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Cass Bustos. Annie enjoyed bowling and doing crafts including ceramics and floral arrangements. The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at University Park Care Center for the wonderful care of Annie. At her request, private family services are taking place.

Bustos, Monica
Monica Bustos - Pueblo Chieftain - October 3, 2011 - Monica Bustos, 86, of Walsenburg, Colo., passed away Sept. 28, 2011. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Walsenburg.

Bustos, Ray
Ray Bustos - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 2012 - Ray Bustos, 91, of Walsenburg, died Aug. 25, 2012. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, and memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, both at St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg. Arrangements by Johnson-Romero Funeral Home.

Bustos, Ray Jr.
Ray Bustos Jr. - Huerfano World Journal - September 7, 2012 - Ray Bustos Jr. of Walsenburg, CO, entered into rest, August 25, 2012 in his Walsenburg, CO home. He was born May 3, 1921 in Cucharas, CO to Ray and Augusta Bustos. He was 91 years of age. Mr. Bustos is survived by his children; Roberta (Anthony Garcia) Bustos of Walsenburg, Deborah Bustos of Walsenburg, Ray A. (Nancy) Bustos of Walsenburg and Sam (Caren) Bustos of Colorado Springs, CO; by 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter; half-brother Donald Bustos of La Puente, CA; half-sister Carmelita Bendacorut of La Puente, CA and by many nieces and nephews. Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Augusta Bustos, loving wife of 65 years Monica Bustos and sister, Augusta Fehnel. Ray was a member of the Latino Club, belonged to the Spanish Peaks Hospital Auxiliary, VFW Post commander for many years, Past Post Commander for the American legion; he was on the All American Team of Post commanders, a member of the Huerfano County Chamber of Commerce, and an outstanding Senior Citizen in 2005. Ray served his country in the United States Air Force as an airplane engine mechanic. Ray had an instrumental role in bringing the V.A. Nursing Home to Huerfano County. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. The VFW and his Veterans service was a big part of his life. He will be greatly missed. A rosary will be held 7:00 pm Thursday, August 30, and a Memorial Service 10:00 am Friday, August 31, 2012. Both services will be held at the St. Mary' s Catholic Church in Walsenburg. Arrangements have been entrusted to Johnson-Romero Funeral Home.

Buswell, M. G.
M. G. "Bud" Buswell - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 2009 - M. G. "Bud" Buswell, 90, passed away June 22, 2009. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Butche, Mr.
Mr. Butche - Central City Daily Register-Call - November 30, 1881 - Murder Trial at Pueblo - Pueblo, November 29 - The trial of A. J. Polk for the murder of one Butche, in a West Las Animas saloon, about one year ago, is now before Judge Henry in the district court. The case was brought to this city on a change of venue from Bent County. The prisoner claims the shooting was in self-defense. The state is represented by Hon. Robert Quillian, while the prisoner is ably defended by Hon. Thomas Macon, John Waldron and John E. Pitt. The trial will continue for several days.

Buterbaugh, Patricia I.
Patricia I. Buterbaugh - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2012 - Patricia I. Buterbaugh, 69, went to be with her Lord on Feb. 11, 2012, in Pueblo. She was born in Winfield, Kan., on Jan. 4, 1943. Preceded in death by her father, Robert C. Standifer. Survived by her loving husband, James E. Buterbaugh; mother, Bonita J. Standifer; nine children, 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, and funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012; both at Roselawn Funeral Home. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with Pastor John Peattie from Liberty Baptist Church officiating.

Butero, Mary F.
Mary F. Butero - Trinidad Times Independent - December 14, 2012 - Mary F. Butero passed away Dec. 9, 2012, at San Luis Care Center in Alamosa. Mary was born in Trinidad Sept. 1, 1937, to Frances Pearl Russ and Charles H. Healey who both preceded her in death. She lived and worked on the Family Ranch in Gulnare in her early years. She graduated from Aguilar High School, Trinidad State Junior College in Alamosa all while raising a family and working part time. She retired from Alamosa School District after teaching third grade for a number of years. The last 10 years of her life were dedicated to the family ranch in Gulnare. Mary worked tirelessly trying to preserve her heritage. Her love for the outdoors and animals were unparalleled by her love for her family. She is survived by her children Paul James Butero of Alamosa, (Paula Slocomb of San Marcos Texas), and Robert (Darla) Butero of Bayfield, grandchildren, Jamie Lee (Eric Saenz), Jason Todd, Lauren Ashley, and Cody Alan Butero, 3 great-grandchildren, Cire, Stone, and Avalon, brothers, Charles A. Healey (Rita Thompson), Buddy J. Healey, James G. Healey (Doris) all from Gulnare. At her request cremation has taken place. Memorial Services will be held Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bill Glidden officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Masonic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Alzheimer' s Research or American Cancer Society. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Butero, Paul Jr.
Paul ' Cub'  Butero Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 2009 - Paul ' Cub'  Butero Jr. passed away on Sept. 14, 2009, at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. Paul was born in Valdez, Colo., on March 11, 1930. He was a resident of Sopris Mining Camp and attended Las Animas High School through graduation in 1948. Paul enlisted in the Air Force in 1951 and served until 1955. He received the National Defense Service Medal as well as the Good Conduct Medal. He returned to Colorado after his enlistment and worked in the coal mines of Trinidad and various other construction trades. In 1962, he went to work for the Colorado Department of Highways/Transportation until 1987. Cub was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge in Alamosa and more recently he was a member of the Creede Elk' s Lodge No. 506. He was an avid hunter, loved fishing and the outdoors; he also enjoyed dancing to country swing music. In his later years, he truly enjoyed chasing his kids and grandkids all over for sporting and drama events. He is survived by his children; William Paul (Patricia of Del Norte, Colo.) Butero of Craig, Colo., Virginia (Fred) Manzanares of Pagosa Springs, Colo., (Mother, Mary Simons), Paul James Butero of Alamosa, Colo., (Paula Slocomb of San Marcos, Texas), Robert (Darla) Butero of Bayfield, Colo., (Mother, Mary F. Butero of Aguliar, Colo.); grandchildren, William Paul Jr. (Ginger), Shelly Lynn, Brent, Everett, Jeremy (Elizabeth), Patrick and Clinton, Jamie Lee, Jason Todd, Lauren Ashley, Cody Alan; three great-grandchildren, Stone, Sire and Caidn; brothers, George S. (Shirley) Butero of Colorado Springs, Colo., Michael (Susan) Butero of Pueblo, Colo.; brother-in-law, Pete Pullara of Pueblo, Colo.; nieces and nephews, Joanie and Tammy Butero, Scott, Kathleen, and Jeff Pullara. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Marguerite Butero; and his sister, ' Cookie.'  Cremation was selected and a private family service will be held at a later time. Arrangements are in care of Rogers Family Mortuary of Alamosa.

Butero, Susan Carol
Susan Carol Butero - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 2011 - Susan Carol Butero, 65, passed away March 23, 2011. Survived by husband, Michael J. Butero. No services.

Butkovich, Betty C.
Betty C. Butkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - May 4, 2011 - Betty C. Butkovich, 83, of Aurora, and formerly of Pueblo, passed away April 30, 2011. Survived by husband, Joe; brother, Allen (Jeannie) Murray; children, Joe Jr. (Patty), Jim (Bobby) and Patricia Ann; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Rosary service at 9:30 a.m., funeral Mass at 10 a.m., both Friday, May 6, 2011, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 13120 E. Kentucky Ave., Aurora, CO 80012. Reception immediately following.

Butkovich, Candelaria M.
Candelaria "Candy" M. Pulido Butkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2009 - Candelaria "Candy" M. Pulido Butkovich, 79, passed away Oct. 21, 2009. She was born Feb. 2, 1930, in La Junta, Colo., to the union of Arnold and Josephine M. (Arguello) Pulido, who both preceded her in death; along with her husband, George J. Butkovich, on June 4, 2001; and a sister, Irene Pulido. Candy, as she was known by family and friends, retired in 1995, as a caseworker from the Department of Social Services in Denver, Colo. Candy was a devout Catholic, she was a financial supporter of EWTN, she enjoyed her daily worship, writing family stories and music. She leaves to cherish her memories, her siblings: Pete D. Pulido, Gloria (Antonio) Sandoval, MaryJane (Daniel) Mestas, Connie J. (Korky) Kochendarfer, Elizabeth A. Sanchez, Paul E. (Rose) Pulido, Angela (Robert) Roosa, Julie A. (Charlie) Chacon, Lala R. (Kenneth) Yeries and Lucille Huerta; numerous nieces, nephews, godchildren, cousins, other relatives and friends; and her dogs, Spook and Taffy. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Angelus Chapel. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday; both services, St. Mary Help of Christian Catholic Church. Father Matthew Wertin as Celebrant, Roselawn Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 2009 - Candelaria M. ' Candy'  Pulido Butkovich. Corrected service time: Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today, Oct. 27, 2009, St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at Zaragoza Hall following the burial rites.

Butkovich, John Frank Jr.
John Frank ' Chang'  Butkovich Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 1, 2012 - John Frank ' Chang'  Butkovich Jr., 88, of 316 Lake Forest Drive, Spartanburg, S.C., died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born May 24, 1923, in Pueblo, Colo., he was the son of the late John Frank Butkovich Sr. and Catherine Skender Butkovich. He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy Vivian Lancaster Butkovich. Mr. Butkovich was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Donelson Church of Christ, Nashville, Tenn., a barber, avid golfer and enjoyed outdoor activities. Survivors include his cherished daughter, Cheryl Marquis and husband, Vance of Spartanburg; grandson, Alan Marquis and wife, Julia of Austin, Texas; great-granddaughter, Lily Marquis; brother, Edward Butkovich and wife, Juanita of Pueblo, Colo.; sister, Mary Toreson of Sacramento, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation, 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel, 2075 E. Main St., Spartanburg, S.C. Funeral service and burial will be conducted at a later date in Old Hickory, Tenn. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home, 686 Jeff Davis Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303; or The American Heart Association, 3535 Pelham Road, Suite 101, Greenville, SC 29615. The J. F. Floyd Mortuary

Butkovich, Mildred H.
Mildred H. Butkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 2010 - Mildred H. Butkovich, 85, passed away Oct. 1, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor, on July 27, 2010. She is survived by her brother, John (Irene) Basta; children, Elizabeth (Lee) Webster, Marietta (Vince) Rotolo and David (Joan) Butkovich; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mildred was active in the Novo Kolo Tamburitzans, loved to cook and tend to her rose gardens. She was an award-winning artist in china painting and a member of St. Francis Xavier Church Altar Society. Memorial service for Mildred and Victor Butkovich, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Butkovich, Victor M.
Victor M. Butkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - August 1, 2010 - Victor M. Butkovich, 90, passed away July 27, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mildred; children, David (Joan) Butkovich, Marietta (Vince) Rotolo and Elizabeth (Lee) Webster; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He graduated from Central High School. He was employed at the CF&I for 43 years. He enjoyed all the outdoor activities, hunting, fishing and hiking. He loved spending his ret