The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
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Babarrado, Jose
Jose Babarrado – Pueblo Chieftain – February 2, 1919 – Jose Babarrado, age 60 years, died at a local hospital January 31. Body at Whiton's.

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.

Baber, Bonnie
Bonnie Baber – Pueblo Chieftain – December 22, 1919 – Bonnie Baber, age 19 years, died at a local hospital December 21. Body at McCarthy's. Pueblo Chieftain – December 23, 1919 – The funeral of Miss Bonnie Baber will take place Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 in the McCarthy Funeral Chapel. Pueblo Chieftain – December 27, 1919 – The funeral of Bonnie Baber was held from the McCarthy Chapel yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Fred H. Zimmerman conducted services. Pallbearers were: Frazier Davis, Henry Short, William Park, Ray Edward, Phelan Bales and John Lott. Flower bearers were: Cuma Hoover, Leota Bowman, Mrs. Richards, and Mrs. Libers. Interment in family lot in Roselawn.

Babey, Augustine Bueret
Augustine Bueret Babey – Aspen Daily Times – June 19, 1904 – The remains of Mrs. Augustine Babey were shipped from Pueblo Friday night. As they came over the Rio Grande and the train being seven hours late they would not reach Aspen until midnight Saturday. The funeral will be today at 2 o'clock from the residence on North Mill Street. Rev. Sylvanus Haupert will officiate, and the interment will be in the family lot at Aspen Grove Cemetery. Mr. Blakemore, funeral director. Aspen Weekly Times – June 25, 1904 – Funeral of Mrs. Babey – Sunday afternoon, the friends of Mrs. Augustine Babey assembled at the residence on North Mill street to show their respect and love to the memory of their late friend. There was a large gathering for she was known and well-loved for her social qualities and wealth of heart and mind. The services of song was a sweet consolation to the grieved hearts and uplifting to all within its harmony. The choir consisted of Messrs. Nickel, Freed and Mesdames Porter and Burrill. “Nearer My God to Thee,” “Beautiful Valley of Eden,” “Abide with Me,” bore upon its notes of sweetness an abiding peace and strength. Rev. Sylvanus Haupert spoke a few words ripe with the wisdom of the ages and filled with the ever-inflowing love of the Master, more priceless than the wealth of the Indies and picturing the continued life in each one present as to the cares of the present into an Eden of bliss. The several orders were represented. The Knights of Phythins were present, represented by Charles Wagner and Charles B. Lee, and the Red Men by Charles Simpson and A. Breach, all acting as pall bearers. The Pocahontas lodge lovingly placed upon the bier the symbol of their order, a tomahawk of flowers. The floral decorations were many and most beautiful, emblematic of a life rich in motives and self-sacrifice. At the grave where the last sacred rites were done, the pastor made a short prayer. A pleasing incident occurred at this time, when a white dove was freed, to fly up into the blue azure, symbolic of the white soul of the sister whose tabernacle of clay was laid in the ground from whence it came. The interment was at the Aspen Grove Cemetery in the family plot.

Babich, Louis
Louis Babich – Pueblo Chieftain – November 23, 1918 – Louis Babich, 29 years old, died yesterday at the home in East Pueblo. Pueblo Chieftain – November 24, 1918 – The funeral of Louis Babich will take place this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the McCarthy Funeral Chapel. Rev. Father Cyril Zupan will conduct the services. The burial will be at Roselawn Cemetery.

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.

Babish, Rose Marian
Rose Marian Babish – Moore Howard Chapel – November 29, 2013 – June 20, 1918 – November 29, 2013 – Rose Babish, 95, formerly of Trinidad, Colorado, passed away November 29, 2013. Rose was preceded in death by Charlie Verga, husband, of 22 years and Joe Babish, husband of 12 years. As well as two sisters, Mary Dekleva, Vera Malovich and brothers Max and Joe Malovich. Rose is survived by two daughters Leilani Hayhurst-Smith and husband Harlan Smith, Lucy Verga and wife, Lynn Austin. Two grandsons, Ryan Hayhurst and granddaughter in law Kathy Hayhurst and Chad Hayhurst. Two great grandsons, Tyler and Corey Hayhurst. She is also survived by Niece, Josephine Fedrizzi and husband Anthony Fedrizzi. Nephew, Joey Dekleva of Trinidad. No service at this time, internment will be in Trinidad, Colorado next spring.

Babnick, Thelma R.
Thelma R. Babnick - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 2014 - Thelma R. Babnick, 81, passed away April 13, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Otis and Florence Steepleton; infant brother; husband, Harry A. Babnick. She is survived by her children, Christine (James) Fowler, Roger (Gerri) Babnick; grandchildren, Victoria (Daniel) Stone, Cheyenne (Matt) DeVries, Rachal Fowler (Bruce Olivas), Danika Fowler; Garrison, Gerad and Gabrielle Ortiz; and numerous great-grandchildren. Thelma sang with the Sweet Adelines, and was a member of Credit Women's Breakfast Club. She loved gardening and yard work, reading and singing. Viewing will be 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday; and funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, both at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

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, August
August Baca – Pueblo Chieftain – June 23, 1918 – August Baca, age 54 years, died at a local hospital yesterday where he has been confined for the past 11 months. The deceased came to Pueblo in hope that the change of climate would benefit his health. He is survived by his wife and one brother, Peter J. Baca, residing at Trinidad, Colo. The remains will be forwarded today by the McCarthy Undertaking Company to Trinidad for burial. Pueblo Chieftain – June 24, 1918 – The body of August Baca was forwarded yesterday by the McCarthy Undertaking Company to Trinidad for interment accompanied by relatives.

Baca, Camilo A. Jr.
Camilo A. Baca Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 6, 2014 - Camilo A. Baca Jr., 70, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 4, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Del; parents, Camilo and Silvera; brother, Eddie. Camilo is survived by his children, Suzette (Jesus), Albert, Stephanie (Juan), Francine (Manuel), Jason (Laura); 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; five sisters; four brothers; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Pueblo West Funeral Home. Relatives and friends will be received at Pueblo West Courtesy Hall following service.

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, Estelle Betty
Estelle Betty (Horvat) Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 2013 - Estelle Betty (Horvat) Baca, 68, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 12, 2013. Estelle Betty (Horvat) Baca Preceded in death by her parents, Teddy and Stella Garduno; first husband, Anthony “Dunner” Horvat; sister, Mary Jo Davis; and niece, Rosie Cates. Betty leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 20 years, Johnny Baca; son, Jeffrey (Gail Atencio) Horvat; grandchildren, Johnny Jr., Joey, Darian, Toni; sister, Angie Cash; brother-in-law, Roy Davis; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as many friends. Betty was a very good softball player, playing first base. Until the end, she always enjoyed watching her granddaughters play softball and basketball. Betty was employed for many years by District 60 as an educator, as a Headstart teacher and by Guaranteed National Insurance. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at Our Lady of the Meadows. Inurnment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Betty's name.

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. Denver Post – August 17, 2010 – Baca, Ida, 84, peacefully entered heaven on Wed., Aug. 11, 2010. Born in Trinidad, CO 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). Service, Thurs., Aug. 19, Holy Trinity Church, 7595 Federal Blvd., Westminster, CO 80030. Viewing 9am; mass 10am, burial, reception to follow at Assumption Church.

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, Jose A. Jr.
Jose A. Baca Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 5, 2013 - Jose A. Baca Jr., 74, passed away Nov. 29, 2013. Born Dec. 30, 1938, in Springer, N.M., Memorial service, 5 p.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

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, Lorraine
Lorraine Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 2013 - Lorraine Baca, 59, passed away Aug. 23, 2013. Arrangements pending, Imperial 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 30, 2012 - (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, Mary Agnes
Mary Agnes (Urioste) Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - June 4, 2014 - Mary Agnes (Urioste) Baca left this life on June 2, 2014, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Born on Dec. 25, 1938, in Pueblo, Colo., to Andrew and Cora Urioste. She is survived by her daughter, Chalanne (Kirk) Machin of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and son, Ken Baca of Pueblo, Colo.; her grandchildren, Kenn Medina, Marley Machin, Sarah Machin; her sister, Lillian Perez of Denver; brothers, Tom Urioste (Cheryl), of Albuquerque and Ray Urioste (Josie) of Denver; dozens of nieces and nephews; and special friend, Gilbert Martinez. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Cora Urioste; her sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Hurley Sammon; and brother, Andrew Urioste. There will be no services or family gathering, per Mary's request. The family wants to thank everyone for their telephone calls, cards, visits and heartfelt prayers during the past few months — it is truly appreciated.

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, Philis
Philis Baccarella - Pueblo Chieftain – December 4, 1918 –Philis Baccarella, age 26, died at a local hospital December 3, 1918.

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.

Bachik, Margaret Louise
Margaret Louise Bachik - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2014 - Margaret Louise Bachik, 90, born to the union of Enoch and Catherine Wirth on Aug. 13, 1923, in Pueblo, passed away May 19, 2014. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 68 years, George S. Bachik; her parents; sisters, Monica (John) Whitten, Betty (Barney) Barnhart, Alice (Paul) Biggi; and brother, John Wirth; daughter, Maxine (Richard) Golenda; and son, George (Gayle) Bachik; grandchildren, David (Jeanette) Golenda, Cheryl Golenda, Cyndi (Ken) Leuer, Aaron (Alexis) Bachik, Kristen (Chris) Link. Also survived by numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Margaret was an avid antique collector, a member of the Steel City Doll Club and Eagles No 145. She traveled around the world on several occasions and went on many cruises with her husband, George. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Friday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Rosemount Museum or Catholic Charities in Margaret's name. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

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 (Gagnι) 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.

Badavaso, Dolores
Dolores Badavaso - Pueblo Chieftain – November 6, 1918 – Dolores Badavaso, age 24 years, died at her home, 1320 Elm St. yesterday. Survived by her husband and two children. Funeral this morning at 11 o'clock from the McMinn Chapel. Interment in Roselawn.

Badtke, Henry F.
Henry Badtke – Pueblo Chieftain – October 20, 1918 – The funeral of Henry F. Badtke was held from the Davis-Vories Chapel yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Thomas Cassady officiated. The pallbearers were: W. L. Ochs, J. A. Kirk, M. T. Ruddick, W. H. Elson, W. H. Greer, and R. R. Richards. The L. O. O. Moose burial service was exemplified. Interment was made in Mountain View Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain – October 21, 1918 – Husband Died; Wife Ill – Mrs. Ada Badtke was taken to a local hospital yesterday morning suffering with an attack of Spanish influenza. Her husband, Henry, was buried Saturday having suffered the same disease. Mrs. Badtke was unable to attend his funeral because of her own sickness.

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, Ramon
Ramon Baer – Pueblo Chieftain – October 18, 1919 – Ramon Baes, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Andreis Baes, died October 17 at 425 Beech St. Funeral from the residence yesterday at 4 o'clock in charge of McCarthy, interment in Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain – October 19, 1919 – The funeral of Ramon Baer was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the McCarthy Chapel.

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.

Bagale, Dorothy Elizabeth
Dorothy Elizabeth Bagale - Montgomery & Steward – November 13, 2013 - Dorothy Elizabeth Bagale, 96, formerly of Flint, Mich., passed away at her residence at Primrose Assisted Living on Nov. 7, 2013, in Pueblo, Colo. Dorothy was born in Norwalk, Ohio on Oct. 26, 1917. Her family later moved to Flint, where she graduated from St. Matthew's High School. She married George J. Bagale, with whom she had three children. Dorothy and George remained married for 49 years until his death in 1989. Survived by children, Dr. E. John (Suzanne) Bagale of Pueblo, Roseanne E. Bagale of Flint and Mary Elizabeth (William D. Jr.) Robers of Gaines Township, Mich.; grandchildren, Jennifer (Jeffrey) Aguilar of Pueblo, Daniel G. Bagale of Denver, Colo. and Alexis V. Coxon of Holt, Mich.; five great-grandchildren, Joshua and Jeffrey Jr. Aguilar and Matthew and Eli and Natalie Coxon. Dorothy was an active member of Sacred Heart Cathedral in Pueblo and an active parishioner at St. Matthew's in Flint prior to moving to Pueblo. She was a member of the altar society and was involved with charity work at both churches. Dorothy was also a Girl Scout troop leader at St. Matthew's school in Flint; she later worked at several women's clothiers in both Flint and Pueblo, including Herbert N. Bush in downtown Flint and the Mary Kay Shop and Cate's in Pueblo. Dorothy was a wonderful cook as well as a skilled seamstress, who made many elegant clothes, as well as Halloween costumes, and later parlayed those skills into making beautiful Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls, of which many lucky children became recipients. Dorothy will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known her. The family would like to give a special thanks to the superlative staff at Primrose Assisted Living and the wonderfully caring nurses of Gentiva Hospice. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Sat. Nov. 16, 2013, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 414 W. 11th Street.

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, Ann H.
Ann H. Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2014 - Ann H. Bailey, 89, passed away Jan. 14, 2014. Ann H. Bailey She was preceded in death by her husband, H.L. Bailey; and sister, Mary (Bob) Francel. She is survived by her daughters, Jo Ann (Harley) Graham and Mary Ann (Louis) Colletti; one grandson, Edward Graham and one great- grandson. Ann was featured in The Pueblo Chieftain for her intricate ornaments. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, at Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Bailey, Barbara
Barbara Bailey - Huerfano Journal - October 17, 2013 - Barbara Bailey, 83, of Walsenburg, joined Richard Bailey in eternal rest on September 28, 2013. Born in La Veta, Colorado on September 22, 1930, she was a life-long Huerfano County resident and was a direct descendent of Charles and Minnie Spielman who settled in the La Veta area in 1888. Barbara was predeceased by her husband Richard in 2007, her parents, J.J. and Edna Beamer, brother Russell Beamer, brother-in-law Freeman Bailey, brother Bud and sister-in-law Marge Keeling and nephew Bruce Bailey. She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Logazzo; her brother, John (Kathy) Beamer; children Amy (Tom) McCray, Alan (Sally) Bailey, and Ann (Johnny) Vanderlip; and by her grandchildren, Doug, Seth and Jessie Patterson, Molly(Jason)Folot, and Daniel (Linda) McCray. He is also survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law Maurice (Evalyn) Bailey, Kenneth (Carol) Bailey, and Dr. James (Beverly) Bailey; great-grandchildren Ruby, Luke, Alyssa and Chase Patterson, Teagan McCray and Scarlett, Kendra and Grady Folot. Barbara will be missed by numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and their children and grandchildren. Barbara was a homemaker and excellent seamstress and loved creating prize-winning needlework. Many will remember her colorful flower gardens. She was a member of FCE club Prairie Rangers and was an election judge for many years. Friends and family are welcome to attend services at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home in Walsenburg at 11am on October 12, 2013 with graveside services following at Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg.

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, Brian Lewis
Brian Lewis Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2014 - Brian Lewis Bailey, 53, passed away April 27, 2014. Celebration of Life, 2 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

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, Harmony
Harmony (Rowe) Bailey – Olinger Hampden Mortuary & Cemetery – September 9, 2010 – February 5, 1918 – September 7, 2010 – Harmony was born February 5, 1918 in Las Animas, Colorado. She lived here in Colorado all her life, mainly in Englewood. She was the second daughter (Hope and Harmony) born to Ethel & Ernest Rowe. Her father died when she was two. Ethel remarried Walter Crites and lived in Trinidad where Ethel ran a boarding house. Sisters Loyall and Lola were added to their family. Walter was the only "Dad" she ever knew, and was a great one! The family eventually moved to south Denver where Harmony graduated from South High School in 1936. She then went to beauty school. She met Gordon H. Bailey, married and moved to Florence, Colorado. Their son, Gordon T. Bailey (Terry), was born in Canon City, November 30th, 1938. When Terry was two, they moved to Denver and eventually to Englewood. During WWII, Harmony worked for Remington Arms, putting primers in 50 caliber machine gun bullets to aid the war effort. She worked as a beautician after that. When Terry was young, the family would vacation in the Gunnison area, fishing at Iola and Sapinero - all under Blue Mesa Reservoir now! Seventeen years after Terry was born, Stacy (Perkins) came along on March 26, 1956, just as her brother was going off to college. Harmony had numerous hobbies and talents, including oil painting, designing and sewing clothing, knitting and crocheting, and upholstering. Her favorite times were spent at her cabin near Bailey, Colorado with family and friends. Besides her husband and two children, Harmony's life was blessed with five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Arrangements under the direction of Olinger Hampden Mortuary & Cemetery, Denver, CO.

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, James P. (DMV)
Dr. James P. Bailey, DVM - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 2013 - Dr. James P. Bailey, DVM, 78. Arrangements pending. Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 2013 - James P. Bailey. Celebration of Life, 1 p.m. Saturday, First Presbyterian Church. Pueblo Chieftain - November 1, 2013 - James P. Bailey, DVM. Celebration of Life, 1 p.m. Saturday, at First Presbyterian Church. Memorials to First Presbyterian Church Building Fund, Cardiology Transplant Unit at University Hospital Denver or Pet Project through the funeral home.

Bailey, Louise
Louise Bailey – Pueblo Chieftain – October 4, 1919 – Mrs. Louise Bailey, age 40 years, died October 3 at a local hospital. Body at McCarthy's. Pueblo Chieftain – October 6, 1919 – The body of Mrs. Louise Bailey was forwarded yesterday by the McCarthy Undertaking Co. to Colorado Springs for burial.

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, Michael Alan
Michael Alan Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 2013 - Facebook 'notifies' family of death - Michael Bailey died at Parkview Medical Center after being shot about 11:40 p.m. Monday in the 100 block of Creston Drive. Both police and the coroner said the shooting was "tragic" and accidental. What happened after the shooting also was a nightmare, the family said. Mother Veronica Eitemiller said her son went to a neighboring party with a gun he was given by his great-grandfather. She said the family thought the gun wasn't functional but "it was kids partying and doing what they shouldn't had been doing." Police say drugs and alcohol were possible factors. Stepfather Dale Eitemiller said the incident happened at a house around the corner from where they live. Police did not contact the victim's family at home; requests by the family for information at Parkview were unsuccessful; and response from the coroner was slow, the mother said. The Eitemillers said their youngest child had learned of the shooting after seeing "RIP" posts for Bailey on Facebook. "Between the police, the coroner and Parkview, no one contacted next of kin. No one," Veronica Eitemiller said. "I just don't want anyone else to go through this." Police Chief Luis Velez said officers initially were sent to the family home. "As I understand it, we had two officers that were assigned to go over to the house. When they went over, a sergeant stopped them from making a notification based on some information he thought that would conflict with the investigation. "The end result was we did not contact the mother. Other than that, I can't tell you why. If I was in her shoes, I'd be frustrated as well," said Velez. He added that his command staff is looking into why officers didn't contact the family and what can be done in future cases. "I'm not sure why we did not notify her, particularly since they were in such close proximity to the scene. So we have to get down to the bottom of that and discuss how we go about these things in the future," he said. Velez and Veronica Eitemiller said Bailey was alive when he was taken to the hospital. Michelle Peulen, a Parkview spokeswoman, said Bailey's identification was not readily available when he arrived. "Parkview is currently investigating this matter to see how we can enhance our procedures. Michael was brought in as a John Doe and our top priority was to save his life," she said. Once he was identified, Peulen said Bailey's emergency contact information — he had been a previous Parkview patient — was accessed, but those phone numbers were no longer in service. Peulen said that when Bailey died, the coroner took custody of his body and, at that point, he was no longer listed as a patient. "Regrettably, he wasn't listed as a patient in the system at the time, so we didn't have information to pass on to his mother," she said. Pueblo County Coroner James Kramer said his office followed normal procedure of notifying next of kin. Kramer said he was notified of the death at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. "We followed our procedure in that he arrived at the hospital, he was a patient at the hospital, we were notified and I told them what steps to take for securing his body and to make sure they contact next of kin," Kramer said. "I followed up on it when I got to the office and when I found out that (notification) had not been accomplished; I took necessary steps to put things in action. By the time I got confirmation about next of kin, (the mother) was at the police station." Veronica Eitemiller and the coroner said detectives at the station notified her of her son's death. Kramer said one of the detectives, who also is a deputy coroner, was part of that process. "I want to know how this was missed by so many people. I want to know why my son died alone. I could've had one more hour with him," she said. "I didn't know if my son was dead or alive." Bailey would have been 19 on Wednesday. A funeral service is planned for 6 p.m. Tuesday at Romero Funeral Home. Pueblo Chieftain - July 14, 2013 - Michael Alan Bailey, 18, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 9, 2013. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 6 p.m. Tuesday at Romero Chapel. Donations can be made at any ENT Federal Credit Union in memory of Michael. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following services.

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, Robert H.
Robert H. Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 1917 - Robert H. Bailey, aged 49 years, died at the family home, 512 West Abriendo Avenue early last evening. He had been a resident of Pueblo for thirty years and conductor on the D. & R. G. Railroad for 25 years. He is survived by a widow and one son, George D. Bailey of Atlanta, Georgia. Also one brother, George S. Bailey, residing at 2121 Grand Avenue this city. The body is being cared for at the Whiton Mortuary and the time of the funeral will be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 1917 - the funeral of Robert H. Bailey was held at the Whiton Chapel yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. O. K. Maynard conducted the services. Miss Leona Taylor, accompanied by Mrs. L. McCullough, sang "Nearer My God to Thee," and "Rock of Ages." The pall bearers were J. M. Hardin, A. Rourke, E. Budd, H. Gibbin, A. Harsh, and G. Alberts. The flower bearers were J. VanPool, C. M. Husted, and T. S. McPheters. A large number of the members of the O. R. C. attended and the chapel was filled with sympathizing friends of the family. The burial was in the family lot in Roselawn Burial Park.

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, David
David Bailor – Pueblo Chieftain – September 5, 1919 – David Bailor, age 48 years, died at a local hospital September 4. Body at McMinn's. Pueblo Chieftain – September 6, 1919 – The body of David Bailor was sent to Healy, Kan., last night by the McMinn Undertaking Company, accompanied by his relatives. He was a well-known farmer at that place and was a member of the Healy Lodge of Odd Fellows.

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.

Bain, John F.
John F. Bain – Pueblo Chieftain – November 19, 1918 – The body of John F. Bain was forwarded yesterday by the McCarthy Undertaking Co. to Braddock, Pa., accompanied by relatives.

Bain, Myrtilla Sarah
Myrtilla “Sarah” Bain - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 2013 - Myrtilla “Sarah” Bain passed away Oct. 12, 2013. Service, 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 2013 - "Sarah" Myrtilla Bain, 74, the beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at the Sangre De Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Pueblo. Sarah was born Dec. 2, 1938, in Joplin, Mo., to the late Herbert and Delpha Wale. Preceding her in death, husband, Greg Bain; siblings, Herbert, Juanita, Hargus, Carl and Jim; first husband, Harold Miller Sr.; and son-in-law, Tony Tuttle. Survived by brother, Fred (Susan) Wale; children, Harold Miller Jr., Michael (Andrea) Miller, Bridget Tuttle, Patrick Miller, Lynette Williamson, Kelly (Carlos) Adame, Daniel Bain, David (Megan) Bain; and numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Sarah retired from Parkview Hospital in 2008 as a unit Secretary in the cardiac ICU with over 20 years of service, where she made many lifelong friendships. The family would like to thank all of those who cared for Sarah with dignity and respect during her final days in Parkview's ICU and at the Sangre De Cristo Hospice House. At Sarah's request, there will be no viewing. Services, 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at Imperial Funeral Chapel.

Baine, M. J.
M. J. Baine – Pueblo Chieftain – December 5, 1918 – Mrs. M. J. Baine, chief clerk of the war board, has returned from Braddock, Pa., whither she went with the body of her husband who died here after a lingering illness of influenza.

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, Christine
Christine Baird – Pueblo Chieftain – July 5, 1919 – Mrs. Christine Baird, age 53 years, died at a local hospital July 4. Body at McMinn's. Pueblo Chieftain – July 5, 1919 – Mrs. Christine Baird, age 52 years, died at a local hospital yesterday. She was a well-known music teacher in Denver and was brought to this city a few days ago on account of her health. Survived by her brother, Joseph Dale, who was here at the time of her death. The body was sent to Denver last night by the McMinn Undertaking Co. Pueblo Chieftain – July 6, 1919 – The body of Mrs. Christine Baird was sent to Denver yesterday by the McMinn Undertaking Co., accompanied by the brother.

Baird, George Jr.
George Baird Jr. – Pueblo Chieftain – August 16, 1919 – The funeral of George Baird Jr., will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence, 2527 East Evans Ave. Rev. F. A. Hatch will officiate. Burial in Mountain View in charge of the United Undertaking Co. Pueblo Chieftain – August 17, 1919 – The funeral of George Baird was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family home, 2527 East Evans Ave. Rev. F. A. Hatch officiated. Mrs. L. M. Johnson and Mrs. George Litz sang "Jewels," and "Among the Stately Lilies." Burial was in Mountain View in charge of the United Undertaking Co.

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, Alexis T.
Alexis T. Baker – Pueblo Chieftain – March 12, 1919 – Alexis T. Baker, age 34 years, died at the family home, 1325 Palmer Ave., yesterday. For the past three years he has conducted a greenhouse on Palmer Avenue. He leaves a wife, a father and a mother, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Baker; a sister, Mrs. Lena Todd, and two brothers, Tom of Lockwood, Mo., and Jess of St. Joseph, Mo. Body at United. Pueblo Chieftain – March 13, 1919 – The body of Alexis T. Baker was forwarded by the United Undertaking Co. last evening to Lockwood, Mo., accompanied by the wife.

Baker, Angeline W.
Angeline W. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - July 2, 1917 - Mrs. Angeline W. Baker, aged 78 years, died at a local hospital last evening. The body is being cared for at the Whiton Mortuary awaiting instructions from relatives at Arvada, Colo.

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, Darius E.
Darius E. Baker – Pueblo Chieftain – February 6, 1918 – Darius E. Baker, age 43 years, died at a local hospital at an early hour yesterday morning following a brief illness. He had resided in Pueblo for the past four years and was a well-known employee of the open hearth dept. of the C. F. & I. Plant. The surviving relatives are the wife, Mrs. Abbie Baker, and five children, Mrs. Cora Boyd of Blanchard, Oklahoma, Mrs. Elma Jones, 1009 Orman Ave., Mrs. Phyllis Rhorer, 1007 Orman Ave., and Allison Edgar Aker, residing at the family home. He was a member of Camp No. 2, W. O. W., and Ark Lodge 53, International Order of Odd Fellows. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Davis & Vories Chapel. Rev. C. H. Benight will officiate at the chapel and the officers of Ark Lodge will conduct the I. O. O. F. services at the cemetery. Interment will be in Mountain View. Pueblo Chieftain – February 7, 1918 – The funeral of Darius E. Baker was held from the Davis-Vories Chapel yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. C. M. Benight conducted the services. Rev. F. E. Kane, Rev. C. M. Benight, and Mrs. J. R. Arnett, accompanied by T. R. Jones, sang "Jesus, Lover of My Soul," "Abide with Me," and "Nearer My God to Thee." The pallbearers were: Chris Horlbog, Charles Friend, Alex Foster, W. S. Marble, George Wolther, and George Bole. Flower bearers: J. P. Proutt and George Rabb. Many beautiful flowers expressed the sympathy of the friends of the deceased. The ritualistic burial service of I. O. O. F., No. 53, was exemplified at the grave, C. L. Fisher, as Noble Grand and Rev. F. E. Cain as Chaplain. Interment was in Mountain View Cemetery.

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, Dwight
Dwight Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - January 6, 2014 - Dwight Baker, 88. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Baker, E. J.
E. J. Baker – Pueblo Chieftain – March 12, 1918 – Mrs. J. B. Veith, who was called to Mutual, Okla., five weeks ago to attend her father in his last sickness, he having died about a week ago, returned home on Sunday bringing her mother, Mrs. E. J. Baker, with her. Mrs. Baker will make her home with her daughter in future.

Baker, Felix G.
Felix G. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - April 6, 1918 - Felix G. Baker, age 53 years, prominent citizen of Cripple Creek, died in this city early yesterday morning after a lingering illness. For the past two years Mr. Baker has been traveling for the benefit of his health, but without success. He leaves a wife residing at 1331 East Routt Avenue and a brother, John Baker, prominent businessman of Cripple Creek. The body was forwarded yesterday noon to Cripple Creek by the United Undertaking Company accompanied by the wife and the brother. Pueblo Chieftain - April 6, 1918 - The funeral of Felix Baker, whose body was forwarded by the United Undertaking Company to Cripple Creek, will be held in that city this morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. Mr. Ketchum accompanied the body with the wife and brother and will preach the funeral service.

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, Gary David
Gary D. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - December 4, 2013 - Gary D. Baker, 28, passed away Nov. 27, 2013 in Pueblo. Survived by his mother, Connie S. Baker; brothers, Christopher and Jeremy Baker; grandparents, John and Mildred Friend; his best friend, Jacob Cochran; and his dog and loving companion, Jazz. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in the First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th. Interment will follow in the Imperial Cemetery.

Baker, Henry Francis
Henry Francis Baker – Pueblo Chieftain – August 16, 1919 – Henry Francis Baker, age 2 months, died August 15. Body at McCarthy's. Pueblo Chieftain – August 17, 1919 – The funeral of Henry Baker will take place Monday morning at 10 o'clock from the McCarthy's Chapel. Burial Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain – August 19, 1919 – The funeral of Henry Baker took place yesterday morning at 10 o'clock in the McCarthy Funeral Chapel.

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, John C.
John C. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - April 2, 2014 - John Baker, 50, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014. Arrangements pending. Pueblo Chieftain - April 4, 2014 - John C. Baker. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Crown of Life Lutheran Church, 145 S. Abarr Drive, Pueblo West. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Baker, Joseph Patrick
Joseph Patrick Baker – Pueblo Chieftain – March 25, 1918 – Joseph Patrick Baker, age 5 years, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick B. Baker died at the home of his parents 1806 Orman Ave., yesterday afternoon. The little fellow had been sick for the past week with pneumonia and was thought to be on the road to recovery but he took a change for the worse early yesterday and steadily failed until the end came yesterday afternoon. Funeral announcement will be made later by the McMinn Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain – March 27, 1918 – The funeral of Joseph Patrick Baker was held yesterday morning at 8:30 a.m. from the home of his parents, 1806 Orman Ave., and at 9 AM from St. Francis Xavier Church. Rev. Father Bertram celebrated mass for the dead, and delivered a very touching eulogy. A choir composed of Mrs. Nanie Pinkey, Elizabeth Burns, Kate Brennan, and Charles Shiner, accompanied by Mrs. W. B. McMinn, sang "Come and Mourn with Us a While," "Jesus Sweet Jesus," "Nearer My God to Thee," and Mr. Shiner sang a solo, "Ave Marie." The flower bearers were Care Pearson, Stephen Gilbert, James Walpole, and Thomas Hanley. The pallbearers were: James and Thomas Donahue, Thomas Byrnes, and Harold Hardwick. Interment was in the family lot in Roselawn in charge of the McMinn Undertaking Company.

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, Judy
Judy Martin Baker - Huerfano World - May 8, 2014 - Judy Baker, 60, longtime Ogallala resident, died Thursday, April 24, 2014, in her home. Judy was born November 7, 1953 in Walsenburg, Colo., the daughter of Vernon and Grace (Nelson) Martin. She attended school in Walsenburg, graduating in 1970. Judy worked at the Walsenburg Nursing Home until she was united in marriage to Don Baker on October 6, 1972 in Redwing, Colo. The couple moved to Clayton, NM where Don ranched and Judy was a mother and homemaker. In 1978, they moved to Slater, Colo. She was employed in the one room Slater Post Office. In 1986, they located to Ogallala and Judy was employed as a nurse's aid at Indian Hills Manor. She took classes to become a Certified Nursing Aid and eventually achieved her Certified Medical Aid license. Judy then worked for Home Health Care and serviced clients in Deuel, Perkins, Keith and Arthur counties for several years. She took a break from adult care when she completed Medical Transcriptionist Training while providing daycare for her grandchildren. She survived the tornado of 2007 after which she and Don rebuilt their home. In 2008 Judy began employment at Wel-life Assisted Living and retired in 2011. Judy's hobbies included baking, photographing her grandchildren, scrapbooking, tending her flower gardens, doing jig saw puzzles, reading and crocheting baby blankets. Preceding her in death were her parents, two sisters: Elsie Wilburn and Phyllis Zudar; and two brothers: Ron Martin and Richard Martin. Survivors include her husband Don Baker and her daughters: Lisa (Gabe) Wilson and Patsy (Jake) VanHorn, all of Ogallala; two sisters: Betty (Ralph) Crites of Delores, Colo. and Kathy Martin-Kelley and her husband Mike of Loves Park, Ill. She is also survived by three brothers: Vernon Martin, Jr. of Oscala, FLA., Jim (Marie) Martin of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Larry (Mary) Martin of Muleshoe, Texas; three granddaughters: Brianna Wilson, Bailey VanHorn, and Annlyn Wilson; and three grandsons: Truman and Bryer Wilson and Jack VanHorn, all of Ogallala. The family chose cremation. The Memorial Service was Tuesday, April 29, at 11 a.m. in New Hope Church in Ogallala with Rev. Eric Wait officiating. A memorial has been established in her memory. Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.

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, Laura Jane
Jane Baker – Pueblo Chieftain – September 21, 1918 – Laura Jane Baker, age 34 years, died at a local hospital yesterday afternoon after a short illness. She leaves a husband, B. E. Baker, and 5 children, residing at the family home 2 miles west of this city, a father and a mother, Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Robinson, of Oxford, Nebraska, one sister Mrs. H. Martens, of Smithfield, Nebraska, and 5 brothers, Aaron of Greeley, Colo., M. F. of Brush, Colo., W. S. of Fort Morgan, Colo., I. E. of Mascot, Nebraska, and John of Bloomington, Indiana. She was a member of St. Paul M. E. Church of this city. Short services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the United Funeral Home. Rev. O. K. Maynard will officiate. After the services the body will be forwarded to Oxford, Nebraska, accompanied by the husband, father and mother. Pueblo Chieftain – September 22, 1918 – Laura Jane Baker, funeral yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the United Funeral Home. Rev. O. K. Maynard conducted the services. The body was then forwarded by the United Undertaking Company to Oxford, Neb., accompanied by the husband, father and mother.

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 Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth Baker – Pueblo Chieftain – December 23, 1919 – Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Baker, age 76 years, died at 1443 Vernor Ave., December 22. Body at Davis-Vories. Funeral 2:30 p.m. today. Pueblo Chieftain – December 23, 1919 – Mrs. Baker Dies – Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Baker, age 76 years, a resident of Pueblo for 17 years, died at the home of her son, H. C. Baker, 1443 Vernon Ave. She is survived by 3 sons, H. C. Baker of this city, J. B. Baker of Payette, Idaho, and Clyde Baker of Fresno, Calif. She was a member of St. Paul's M. E. Church. The funeral will be held from the Davis-Vories Chapel this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.

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, Mattie
Mattie Baker – Pueblo Chieftain – July 2, 1918 – Mrs. Mattie Baker Disappeared from Pueblo Six Weeks Ago – Mystery surrounds the murder and the burial of the body of Mrs. Mattie Baker, a rooming house keeper at Northern and Evans Avenues. The body was found half buried in an arroyo near Eden and just off the Colo. Springs Road. She had been murdered and her assailants apparently had used a blunt instrument of some sort because the 4 head was crushed by the blow. The body was discovered by 2 Mexican section hands, Ferme Alla and Josι Oteras, about 7 o'clock yesterday morning. The automobile highway is close to the railroad tracks in the 2 men were on their way to work. Their attention was called to the spot by the odor of a decaying body. The 2 men went to the place and found the woman's body which at first appeared as the body of a man wrapped in a blanket. The body had been placed in the arroyo and dirt from the bank above thrown down upon it. Recent rains caused some of the dirt to be carried away and the body was partially disclosed. The 2 men notified the section foreman at Eden who in turn notified the police department about 8 o'clock. Officer McDonald went to the scene in the patrol wagon, stopping at Davis & Vories undertaking parlors to notify the Coroner, Dr. Ray Taylor. Ray Chamberlain, an employee at Davis & Vories, accompanied McDonald to the scene. After considerable work they removed all of the dirt from the woman's body and after a careful search for possible clues to the identity of the murderer or murderers, brought the body to the Davis & Vories morgue where a careful examination was made. While it is believed that the body was that of Mrs. Baker, she was not positively identified until 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon when Mary Smith, a close friend of the dead woman, went to the morgue and positively identified the body as that of Mrs. Baker. It is probable that the crime was committed 6 weeks or more ago. Mrs. Baker has not been seen in Pueblo since 6 weeks ago and friends shortly after her disappearance notified the police department. There are several possible theories as to how and why the woman was murdered all of the Police Department and County Sheriff's office have no definite clues. On March 9, Officer Gordon, who was on the night shift in Bessemer, was called in to the rooming house operated by Mrs. Baker and asked to arrest an Italian who was creating a disturbance. When the officer went to the door of the man's room, the Italian bolted out of the door firing a revolver at Gordon as he did so. Gordon was shot and dangerously wounded and it was thought for some time that he would not recover. It was Mrs. Baker who called the officer to the house and she later after much cross-examination by the police admitted that the Italian went under the name of Charles Falcone, and that she had been living with him. Since that time the police have been in endeavoring to apprehend Falcone on a charge of assault to murderer Officer Gordon. It is possible that the Italian later returned to the rooming house and killed the proprietress and took her body to the isolated spot and buried it. It is said that when the woman was last seen she was entertaining 2 men in her room and intoxicating liquors were indulged in. It is possible that it was on this night that the woman was murdered. It is also reported that the 2 men were Italians. There is another possibility in the case. It is known that the woman was a frequenter of road houses and the body was found about a mile this side of the road house operated by a man by the name of Vence and which the District Court ordered closed by an edict issued Saturday. It is possible that the woman was at the roadhouse prior to her death and was killed there and the body removed to the arroyo for burial. Then again it may be that she was taken to the scene of the crime and the burial of the body on the way to or from the roadhouse, there slain and the body disposed of. The motive for the murder is unknown. One motive might have been money as it was said that Mrs. Baker always carried from $100 to $150 with her all of the time. There were no papers or money found on the body and her friend Mary Smith declared that Mrs. Baker usually carried her money and valuable papers in her stocking. The authorities found one stocking pulled down over the shoe while the other was in his proper place thus leading them to believe that the murderer or murderers took the money from the stocking which was found pulled down. Another motive for the crime may be revenge on the part of Falcone, the Italian who shot Officer Gordon. Falcone may have taken the woman's life because she called a policeman, thus putting a price on his head after he fired the bullets that so seriously wounded the officer. The murdered woman was about 40 years of age. She had been married 3 times. Her first husband was a man by the name of Harris. Her second was named Collins. Pueblo Chieftain – July 3, 1918 – Little New Light Thrown on Murder of Mrs. Mattie Baker – Theory that Mattie Baker, the Northern Avenue rooming house keeper whose body was found in an arroyo a few miles north of the city yesterday morning, was murdered by Charles Falcone himself, has fewer converts than at first. Falcone knows that he is being hunted by the officers of this vicinity as well as those in all the neighboring cities and towns for the shooting of Police Officer Gordon; he probably knows through friends that there is a standing reward of $400 for his capture; he also knows that his missing ear and his various scars make him a marked man wherever his description has gone. That he should come back to kill the woman who had jilted him for a Greek, or anyone else, seems improbable. However it is not considered improbable that he had friends who for money, and for revenge would commit a crime for their friend. Add this to the statement that a woman who is alleged to have known the dead woman well, and who says Mattie Baker told her the evening of her disappearance that she was "going out with a couple of Dagoes," leads some of the investigators to believe some of Falcone's friends lured her away from home and killed her. The statement of Frank Vence, the roadhouse keeper, while first under arrest yesterday by the Sheriff's officers, and under examination by French Taylor, evidence collector of the District Attorney's Office, that on the night the woman disappeared she was at his place with 2 Americans, is not given much credit as to the nationality of her company at least; however, Vence is being held as a witness. Coroner Taylor empanneled and swore in a jury for investigation yesterday morning, but the jury adjourned until a later date this week, in the hope that more light can be thrown on the mystery in the later. The funeral was held yesterday, as the body was so badly decomposed that interment was necessary without unnecessary delay. It has been stated that while Falcone was living with Mattie Baker at her rooming house, he paid $250 on her furniture, and that when she told him he was to be shaken for the Greek in question, he became enraged, and the quarrel this caused brought about her calling Officer Gordon who was seriously wounded by Falcone, who then fled, and has not been seen since by any of the army of officers and many others looking anxiously for him. Jack Collins, the woman's former husband, against whom she testified in a trial that resulted in his being sent to the penitentiary, has not been seen in the vicinity since his sentence was served and he released. Officers who knew him well have been cudgeling their brains to see if they can recall observing him since his release; this for the reason that he is alleged to have threatened to kill Mattie Baker as soon as he was released. Therefore, while there are theories and other theories as to who killed Mattie Baker, there are none apparently more tenable apparently, than that she was murdered by friends of Falcone, at his instance. Pueblo Chieftain – July 3, 1918 – The funeral of Mrs. Mattie Baker took place yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock from Davis-Vories Chapel. Interment was in Mountain View Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain – July 4, 1918 – No New Developments – There are no new developments in the Mattie Baker murder case, except that Frank Vence, the former roadhouse keeper who was arrested and quiz as to what he might know about the case, has been released from the county jail; he is already under a $500 bond to appear for trial on charge of having liquor for sale. Sheriff's office force has been and is working hard to run down all the clues to be found, and the inquest will probably be held tomorrow afternoon. Pueblo Chieftain – July 10, 1918 – An inquest will be held today by the coroner's jury in the case of Mattie Baker, whose dead body was found north of Pueblo a week ago Monday. The jury is summoned to meet at 4 o'clock at the Davis & Vories Undertaking Parlors. Pueblo Chieftain – July 11, 1918 – Dead Woman Got Threatening Letter – Interesting developments may come out of a coroner's inquest held yesterday into the cause of the death of Mrs. Mattie Baker, whose body was found in a ravine, 2 miles north of Pueblo, July 1. Lige Forrest, a brother of the dead woman, testified that shortly before the woman disappeared she showed him a letter containing threats against her life. Forrest, who left the next day for Ore., and returned here when word was received of her death, claims he might be able to identify the man who wrote the letter but does not know his name. Even with this evidence, the jury, which held forth in the parlors of the Davis & Vories Undertaking Company, brought in a verdict of "death at the hands of parties unknown to the jury."

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, Samuel B.
Samuel B. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 1917 - Samuel B. Baker, aged 47 years, passed away yesterday at the Denver and Rio Grande Hospital at Salida where he had been taken ten days ago for medical treatment. He was a member of the Methodist Church and is survived by his wife and four children, Bonnie, Fred, Erwin, and Myrtle. The remains will arrive in Pueblo today and will be taken to the McCarthy Undertaking Company. The funeral announcement will be made later. Pueblo Chieftain – October 14, 1917 – The body of Samuel B. Baber arrived in the city yesterday afternoon. The funeral services will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock in the McCarthy Funeral Chapel. Rev. A. J. Waller will conduct the services and the interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain – October 15, 1917 – The remains of the late Samuel B. Baber, who died at Salida last Thursday, were brought to Pueblo yesterday and taken to the McCarthy funeral parlors, where services were held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. A. J. Waller officiated and many friends of the deceased were present. Beautiful floral tributes were placed upon the casket and floral stands and Mrs. R. T. McCarthy, sang "Jesus Savior, Pilot Me," and "Somewhere." The pallbearers were: A. W. Thomas, T. Betts, J. R. Blackburn, and E. B. Hall. The interment was in Roselawn Cemetery on the family lot.

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.

Baker, William F.
William F. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 1917 - William F. Baker, aged 44 years, passed away early yesterday morning following an illness of one month. The deceased was an attorney at law of French, N. M. He is survived by his wife and father. The remains were removed to the McCarthy Undertaking Company's parlors and will be forwarded to Ohio for burial today. Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 1917 - The remains of William F. Baker were forwarded by the McCarthy Undertaking company yesterday afternoon to Tiffin, Ohio, for burial, accompanied by Mrs. W. F. Baker.

Balas, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Balas – Pueblo Chieftain – October 22, 1919 – Mrs. Elizabeth Balas, age 25 years, died at her home 3 miles east of Pueblo yesterday afternoon after a long illness. She was a member of Zueny and St. Andrews Societies and of St. Anthony's Church. Survived by her husband, Michael Balas, one daughter, Mary, 2 sons, George and Michael, Jr., a sister Mrs. Mary Felocy, and brother-in-law, Benjamin Wolfe, employed as a street railway motorman. The body is at McMinn's. Funeral announcement later. Pueblo Chieftain – October 24, 1919 – The funeral of Elizabeth Balas will be held this morning at 9 o'clock from 311 Park St. and at 9:30 at St. Anthony's Church. Rev. Father Aloyioun will celebrate Requiem high mass. Interment in Roselawn in charge of the McMinn Undertaking Co.

Balch, Dorothy L.
Dorothy L. Balch - Pueblo Chieftain – November 17, 2013 - Dorothy L. Balch, 78. Arrangements pending by Imperial Funeral Home. Pueblo Chieftain – November 20, 2013 - Dorothy L. Balch, 78, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 15, 2013. Dorothy L. Balch Preceded in death by her parents, Earl Stark and Hettie Harrmon; brother, Earl P. “Buddy” Stark; sister, Betty Stark. Survived by her children, Larry Balch, Randy Balch, Barbara (Paul) Robles; granddaughter, Jennifer Robles; grandson, Dylan Robles; sisters, Lennie Mae (Floyd) Hood, Francis Kemp; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Dorothy worked as a model, phone operator, homemaker and a gospel and country music musician. Dorothy will be dearly missed by family, friends and all those she touched. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with interment to follow. Arrangements by Imperial.

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.

Balcik, Michael
Michael Balcik – Pueblo Chieftain – September 8, 1919 – Michael Balcik, age 58 years, died September 7 at 806 East Abriendo Ave. Body in care of McCarthy's. Pueblo Chieftain – September 9, 1919 – The funeral of Michael Balcik will take place this morning at 9:30 from the home, 806 East Abriendo Ave., and at 10 o'clock from St. Anthony's Church. Rev. Father Joseph will say mass for the dead. Burial will be at Roselawn Cemetery in charge of McCarthy's.

Balderrama, Juan
Juan Balderrama – Pueblo Chieftain – August 30, 1919 – Man Aged 106 Dies in City of Pueblo – After residing on this earth 106 years, Juan Balderrama, a native of Chihuahua, Old Mexico, died last night at the home of a son at 1630 Spruce St. Old-age was given as a cause of his death. He is survived by 18 children, the exact number of grandchildren is not known to relatives here. Balderrama was born in 1813, and came to the United States 50 years later residing most of the time in Texas, New Mexico, and Colo. He came to Pueblo 2 years ago. The body is at McCarthy's and the funeral will be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain – August 31, 1919 – The funeral of John Balderrama will take place Monday at 1:30 from the home, 1630 Spruce St. and at 2 o'clock from St. Francis Xavier Church. Burial Roselawn in charge of McCarthy's. Pueblo Chieftain – September 1, 1919 – The funeral of Juan Balderrama will take place this afternoon at 1:30 from the residence and 2 o'clock from Mt. Carmel Church. Burial at Roselawn in charge of the McCarthy Undertaking Co. Pueblo Chieftain – September 2, 1919 – The funeral of Juan Balderrama took place yesterday afternoon at 1:30 from the residence and at 2 o'clock from Mt. Carmel Church. Burial Roselawn in charge of McCarthy.

Baldridge, William T.
William T. Baldridge - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 2013 - William T. Baldridge, 67, passed away on Oct. 24, 2013, at home. His wife of 41 years, Duaina Baldridge, was at his side. He also is survived by his loving daughter and son-in-law, Alexis and Brandon Boulet; and his pets and companions, Popeye, Gretchen, Izzy and Toby. At his request, there will be no memorial service. The family is planning a celebration of his life to be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 2013 - William T. Baldridge, 67, passed away on Oct. 24, 2013, at home. His wife of 41 years, Duaina Baldridge, was at his side. He also is survived by his loving daughter and son-in-law, Alexis and Brandon Boulet; and his pets and companions, Popeye, Gretchen, Izzy and Toby. At his request, there will be no memorial service. The family is planning a celebration of his life to be announced later.

Baldwin, Alonzo
Alonzo Baldwin – Pueblo Chieftain – February 11, 1918 – Alonzo Baldwin, age 70 years, died at a local hospital yesterday. Mr. Baldwin was a pioneer resident of Denver and came to this city only a short time ago. The body is being cared for by the McCarthy Undertaking Company and the funeral announcement will be made later.

Baldwin, Barbara Ellen
Barbara Ellen Baldwin – Pueblo Chieftain – September 23, 1917 – Mrs. Barbara Ellen Baldwin, age 49, died in this city early yesterday morning. The body will be forwarded by the Whiton Mortuary to Elbert, Colorado, accompanied by her two daughters. Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 1917 - The remains of Mrs. Barbara E. Baldwin were shipped by the Whiton Mortuary Association yesterday to Elbert, Colorado, for interment accompanied by the daughter, Mrs. Ethel Lewis of that city.

Baldwin, David Dillon
David Dillon Baldwin - Huerfano Journal - March 27, 2014 - David Dillon Baldwin - July 23, 1925 - March 16, 2014 - David Dillon Baldwin, often lovingly referred to as “Davey” by his family and friends, passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014 on the same full moon that shone six years earlier during the passing of his wife, Dianne. Dave passed peacefully and with ease, surrounded by his loved ones, both near and far. Dave Baldwin was born July 23, 1925 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Maurice and LaRissa “Abigee” Baldwin. After graduating from Classen High School, Dave joined the Army Air Corps where he served from 1943-1945. Shortly thereafter, Dave studied geology at the University of Oklahoma while concurrently designing and developing Baldwin Estates in Oklahoma City with his father. In 1957 he married the love of his life, Dianne (Diney) and, eleven years later, they, along with their four children, moved to Cuchara, CO where they purchased the Cuchara Country Store and embarked on their new lives together. During his 46 years in the valley, Dave, alongside Dianne, owned, operated, built, and managed a number of businesses in the area, including The Cuchara Country Store, The Dog Bar, the Timbers, and La Veta Lumber. When he wasn't building homes and running businesses, Dave was digging for gold in the mountains, wheeling and dealing in antiques, and, in his later years, hotwiring his golf cart for a quick drive around town. “Full speed ahead in any direction! I used to have direction, but now it's just full speed ahead!” Dave had a positive attitude and an open heart and there were truly no strangers in his life. He is remembered by friends, family, and employees alike as a warm, welcoming soul who always had time to offer a greeting, support, guidance, or just a few kind words. His two words to live by were “ forgiveness and acceptance”. Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Maurice and LaRissa; his brother, Charles; and his wife, Dianne. He is survived by his sister, Marilynn Hopkins; his four children, Daniel Baldwin, Brent Baldwin, LaRissa Morris, and Louise (Chip) Graef; five grandchildren, Annalee (Russell) Hickey, Alicia Morris, Nicole (Brent) Sudderth, Justin Baldwin, and Megan Thacker; five great-grandchildren, Kaden, Carson, Lydia, Nevaeh, and Lillian; his nieces and nephews, David, LaRissa, Lynn, Edward, Bill, Tom, John, Michael, and JJ; his brother-in-law Marc Armstrong; and a lifetime's worth of friends. We love you Davey. A memorial service will be held this summer with the specific time and place to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to the Cuchara Chapel on their website www.cucharachapel.org or by mail to Cuchara Chapel, PO Box 796, La Veta, CO 81055.

Baldwin, Edison
Edison “Bud” Baldwin - Pueblo Chieftain - December 4, 2013 - Edison “Bud” Baldwin departed this life on Nov. 29, 2013. He was born on May 3, 1924, in Pueblo, to Elmer and Florence Baldwin. He attended school and graduated from Fowler High School in 1941. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1943 and served in the South Pacific as a pharmacist mate attached to the Marine Corps during WWII. He then joined the Navy Seabees and completed 20-plus years of service. Following his military discharge, Edison worked in the construction field and was a superintendent for H.W. Houston of Pueblo. He belonged to Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM, TREA Chapter No. 20 of Pueblo, Eagles No. 145 and the King of Kings Lutheran Church. Bud was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Samuel Thomas Baldwin. His survivors include his loving wife of 67 years, Nelcena Baldwin; three sons, Ed (Cherlynn) of Nashville, Tenn., Tom (Janelle) of Fort Collins and Don (Glenna) of Pueblo; six grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren; his sister, Juanita Blatnick of Pueblo; and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of his life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood in Pueblo. Donations may be made in Bud's name to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or to your favorite charity.

Baldwin, Edward A.
Edward A. Baldwin – Pueblo Chieftain – May 11, 1918 – Deceased – Edward A. Baldwin, formerly of Portland, Oregon, who died this week in a sanitarium in New York City, was the owner of the Charter Oak Ranch, three miles South of Colorado Springs. He has for years been a guest of Antler's Hotel several months in each year.

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.

Baldwin, Nelcena E.
Nelcena E. Baldwin - Pueblo Chieftain - February 7, 2014 - Nelcena E. Baldwin, died Feb 5. Service will be held at 10 am on Sat, Feb 15, in the King of Kings Lutheran Church. Complete obituary to follow.

Baleno, Felix
Felix Baleno – Pueblo Chieftain – April 27, 1918 – Felix Billeno, age 42 years, died at the family residence, 429 Beach St., yesterday afternoon. He is survived by his wife and five children. The remains were removed to the McCarthy Undertaking parlors. Funeral announcement later. Pueblo Chieftain – April 29, 1918 – The funeral of the late Felix Balleno was held yesterday at 1 o'clock from his late residence, 29 Beach St., and from Mount Carmel Church at 1:30. Rev. Father Sorrentino conducted the services and many friends attended the services. The interment was in Roselawn Cemetery under the direction of T. G. McCarthy.

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
Virginia Balkans – Pueblo Chieftain – April 13, 1918 – Virginia Balkans, age 65 years, died at a local hospital yesterday. Deceased had resided in Pueblo for the past nine years. The remains of the deceased were removed to the McMinn Parlors where they are held to await the completion of funeral arrangements which will be announced following the arrival of relatives of the deceased from Trinidad. 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. Pueblo Chieftain – April 17, 1918 – The funeral of Mrs. Virginia Balkans was held yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the McMinn Funeral Chapel. Services were private. Interment was in Roselawn Cemetery.

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, George
George Ball - Pueblo Chieftain – October 7, 1917 – The remains of George Ball were shipped to Denver yesterday morning by the Davis & Vories Undertaking Company.

Ball, Harry
Harry Ball - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 1917 - The funeral of Harry Ball, 34 years old, who died Wednesday night, was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the McCarthy Chapel. Interment was in Roselawn.

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.

Ball, Robert
Robert Ball – Pueblo Chieftain – November 28, 1917 – Robert Ball, age 60 years, died yesterday at his home, 122 Victoria Ave., following and illness of several weeks duration. He had been a resident of the city for many years and was well known and beloved. The remains were removed to the McCarthy Undertaking Parlors and the funeral announcement will be made later. Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 1917 - The funeral of Robert Ball will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Services will be held in the McCarthy Funeral Chapel and the interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery.

Balla, Jesus
Jesus Balla – Pueblo Chieftain – February 26, 1919 – Jesus Balla, age 5 years, died February 25 at 115 Mechanic St. Funeral from Whiton's today at 2 o'clock.

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.

Ballas, Charles R.
Charles R. “Chuck” Ballas - Pueblo Chieftain - March 7, 2014 - Charles R. “Chuck” Ballas, 63, died at home March 1, 2014. Charles R. "Chuck" Ballas Born Feb. 12, 1951, Chuck was the “special needs child” of Tony and Mary Ballas, and now joins them, since the purpose of his life is done. Chuck touched the hearts of and brought smiles to his sister, Bev (Dan) Maroney; and brothers, Bill Ballas and Jim (Kathy) Ballas, who survive him. He was shown love and understanding by many nephews, nieces, cousins and their families; and many friends, including Gary (Karen) Maroney, Dana (Bob) Swanson, Phillip (Kathy) Maroney, Mary (Randy Smith) Maroney, Kristina Ballas, Sarah (Mike) Sanchez and Zach (Dawn) Ballas. He had a love for music and collected oldies but goodies records. Chuck's family is grateful for the many caring and helpful medical and service providers who greatly improved his quality of life, including Colorado Bluesky Enterprises and its predecessor, Pueblo County Board for the Developmentally Disabled. Charles gave much and asked for little in return and now there will be no more pain, and time will ease our emptiness. A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at St. Joseph Church. A reception will follow at the Grace Christian Church Hall, 630 Broadway, Pueblo. Anyone wishing to make donations in his memory are encouraged to consider Colorado Bluesky Enterprises and The Arc of Pueblo.

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.

Ballew, Gay C.
Gay C. Ballew – Pueblo Chieftain – January 22, 1918 – Falls Dead with Heart Failure – Gay G. Ballew, 40 years old, night manager of the Fourth Ward Cafι, died suddenly in his room at 120½ W. 5th St. shortly before noon yesterday. Ballew had played a game of pool at the pool hall adjoining the cafι and was apparently in the best of health. He went to his room to retire and on opening the door dropped dead on the floor of heart failure. An ambulance was called and the body was removed to the Davis & Vories Mortuary where it is being held pending word from relatives. Ballew leaves a mother residing in Chicago and a sister, Mrs. S. C. Beach of Winnetka, Ill. He was widely known in Pueblo and highly esteemed. He had not complained of being ill and his death was a distinct shock to his friends and acquaintances. Pueblo Chieftain – January 24, 1918 – The body of Gay C. Ballew will be forwarded to Princeton, Missouri, this evening by the Davis-Vories Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain – January 25, 1918 – The remains of Gay C. Ballew were shipped to Princeton, Missouri, last night by the Davis & Vories Undertaking Company.

Ballez, Josephine Marie
Josephine Marie Ballez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 9, 2013 - Josephine Marie Ballez was born March 10, 1943, in Las Animas, Colo., to Jasper and Duby Roybal (Martinez) Brito. She passed away Aug. 6, 2013, in Colorado Springs at the age of 70. Josephine is survived by her husband, Alfred of the family home; children, Veronica Cordova and husband, John of Pueblo, Kenneth Ballez and wife, Carol of Castle Rock, Colo., Pamela Ballez of La Junta, Colo., Brandon Gallegos and wife, Josie of La Junta; four sisters; one brother; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and a sister. Visitation for Josephine will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at Horber Funeral Chapel. Rosary/Scripture service will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Las Animas, Colo. Interment will be held at noon at Fort Lyon National Cemetery.

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.

Ballotti, Reynolds John Sr.
Reynolds “Rey” John Ballotti, Sr. - Huerfano World - June 19, 2014 - Reynolds “Rey” John Ballotti, son of an immigrant Italian coal miner and 1942 graduate of St. Mary High School passed away on March 30, 2014 at the age of 91 in Santa Rosa, CA. His father told him to stay out of the coal mines and stay in school, and that he did. He spoke only Italian until first grade and gradually mastered the English language, assisting his father in reading and spelling to achieve citizenship. He joined the Navy in 1942 and was sent to Alameda Naval Air Station where he was trained as a Pharmacist's Mate and assigned to the USS Winged Arrow, a ship designed to ferry troops to and from the war zone in the Pacific. At Arcata Naval Air Station he met the love of his life, Lorraine Hathaway, whom he wed in 1946. After the war, he furthered his education at Chico State College from which he launched a career in education that lasted until his retirement in 1980. Rey and Lorraine raised their three children with the virtues of honesty, integrity, humor, and respect. Rey was predeceased by his parents Ettore and Rose Ballotti and his sister Margaret Ballotti. He is survived by one sister, Edna Crosson of Walsenburg; his son, R. John (Erin) Ballotti of Commerce, TX; two daughters, Rendi (Steve) Ballotti Straessler and Lisa (Gary) Bricker of Santa Rosa; grandchildren Erin and Nick (Krystal) Straessler, Chelsea and Loren Bricker and Brianna, R.J., and Sean Ballotti. His three sweet little great-grandchildren are Connor, Sadie and Easton Straessler. Funeral Mass was on April 26 at Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church in Santa Rosa, CA with interment at Santa Rosa Memorial Park.

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.

Ballou, George
George Ballou – Pueblo Chieftain – June 4, 1917 – George, little son of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Ballou, died yesterday at the family home, 905 E. 11th St. The funeral will take place this afternoon from the residence. Interment will be in the family lot in the St. Charles Cemetery under the direction of the McCarthy Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain - June 5, 1917 - The funeral of George Ballou, little son of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Ballou, was held yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the family home, 905 East Eleventh Street. Rev. Payne conducted the services and the interment was in the family lot in St. Charles Cemetery under the direction of the McCarthy Undertaking Company.

Balsic, Michael
Michael Balsic - Pueblo Chieftain – September 10, 1919 – The funeral of Michael Balsic was held yesterday morning at 9:30 from the residence, 806 E. Abriendo and 10 o'clock from St. Anthony's Church. Interment was in Roselawn in charge of the McCarthy Undertaking Co.

Balsick, Mary
Mary Balsick - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 1917 - The funeral of the late Mary Balsick, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Balsick, was held yesterday afternoon at 3:30 from the late residence, 811 East Abriendo Avenue and from St. Anthony's Church at 4. Rev Father Joseph conducted the services and the interment was in Roselawn Cemetery under the direction of the McCarthy Undertaking Company.

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.

Baltierras, Reta
Reta Baltierras - Pueblo Chieftain – June 16, 1918 – Reta Baltierras, one-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Pablo Baltierras, died at the family residence, 266 Richmond Ave. yesterday forenoon. The funeral will be held at the house this morning at 10 o'clock. The interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery in charge of the Whiton Mortuary. Pueblo Chieftain – June 17, 1918 – The funeral of Reta Baltierras was held from the residence, 266 Richmond Ave., yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The interment was in Roselawn Cemetery in charge of the Whiton Mortuary.

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.

Bandell, Anita
Anita Bandell - Pueblo Chieftain - January 2, 2014 - Anita Bandell, 87, passed on Dec. 29, 2013. Saddened daughters, Karin (Tom) Elliott and Phylis (Marc) Mantia; and sister, Carole Gold, are left behind. Five grandchildren, a niece and two nephews will miss her as well. Service, 3 p.m. Friday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Reception immediately following.

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.

Banovich, John
John Banovich – Pueblo Chieftain – September 28, 1917 – John Banovich, age 29 years, died yesterday at a local hospital. He leaves a wife and three children at the family home, 1232 East Elm St. The body is at the United Undertaking Company Funeral Home and the funeral announcement will be made later. Pueblo Chieftain – September 29, 1917 – The funeral of John Banovich was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the United Funeral Home. Interment was in Roselawn.

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

Barbary, Bertha
Bertha Barbary - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 1917 - Pueblo Girl Makes Attempt on Life at Colorado Springs - Bertha Barbary, attractive young woman who attempted suicide in Pueblo on New Years Eve and who name is the first to appear on the police records for 1917, drank poison in Colorado Springs last night at midnight and is not expected to live. At 2 o'clock she was unconscious in a hospital. Miss Barbary had been in Pueblo about eight months and left a week ago for Colorado Springs. Last night a tenant in an office building heard a noise in the hall, and opening the door he stumbled over the girl, lying on the tile floor, in agony. She was hurried to a hospital for treatment. During her residence in Pueblo Miss Barbary, who said she had been married twice and had three children, lived much of the time at the Y. W. C. A. Simultaneous with her departure considerable clothing was missed from different rooms and the police had been asked to arrest the young woman. Mrs. J. M. Simpson, superintendent of the Y. W. C. A., said last night that work often had been secured for Miss Barbary but that the young woman would remain but a few days at a task and then quit unceremoniously. Her attempt at suicide in Pueblo was made by drinking poison and she made the attempt on her life after reading a wedding notice of a couple. She did not explain her act, but stated that she was sorry she was not successful and probably would try again.

Barber, Alberta M.
Alberta M. Barber - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 2013 - Alberta M. Barber, 83, passed away Sept 10, 2013, in Pueblo and is now safe at home with God! She was born June 23, 1930, in Rye, Colo., to Reuben and Gladys Speer. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Robert Speer. Alberta is survived by her daughters, Ellen R. Barber Brownlow and Sandra Kay (Steven Abeyta) Barber; three grandchildren, Tina (Ray Hernandez) Abeyta, Emily Abeyta and Stephanie (Ben) Naranjo; two great-grandchildren, Aja James and Serena Naranjo. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, at the mortuary. Funeral services, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, in the Rye Home United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the Brookside Cemetery, Rye.

Barber, Dale E.
Dale E. Barber - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2014 - Dale E. Barber, 82, passed away June 7, 2014, at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg. He was preceded in death by his parents, L.W. and Ella Barber; siblings, Robert, Loren and Gladys. Survived by wife, Thelma; daughters, Ellen Brownlow and Sandra Barber; two granddaughters; one great- granddaughter; stepchildren, Bill Moreland, Viola Williams, Debby Moreland and Karen Passalacqua. Dale graduated from Fowler High School, served in the United States Navy and retired from CF&I. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 23, 2014, at the Fowler United Methodist Church, Fowler, Colo.

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, Frank John
Frank John Barbera – Colorado Springs Gazette – November 13, 2007 – June 24, 1930 - Nov. 11, 2007 Frank John Barbera was born June 24, 1930 to John and Angie Barbera in Trinidad, CO. He passed away peacefully at home with his family on November 11, 2007. He is survived by his cherished wife Barbara "Jane" Barbera, his three sons and their wives, Michael Barbera and Phyllis Light, Randal Barbera and Diane Huntington, and John and Susan Barbera. He is also survived by his daughter-in-law Theresa Barbera, eight grandchildren, Megan Barbera-Tumolo, Ryan Barbera, Rachel Barbera-Bair, Lindsey Light, Shana Barbera, Chase Barbera, Caitlin Barbera, Joseph Barbera, and two great-granddaughters Adeline and Delilah Tumolo. He is also survived by many more friends and relatives. He served as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force, Strategic Air Command from 1951-1955. He was an Aeronautical Engineer at Kaman Sciences and retired in 1994. He was deeply loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice & Pallative Care, 625 E Pikes Peak, Suite 600 Colorado Springs, CO 80903 in Memory of Frank Barbera. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 14 from 3:30 to 7:30. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. November 15, 2007. Both will be held at Swan Law, 501 N Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO. Graveside services immediately following at Evergreen Cemetery.

Barbera, Joseph
Joseph Barbera – Pueblo Chieftain – March 7, 1919 – Joseph Barbera, age 24, died at a local hospital March 6. Body sent to Trinidad by McCarthy. Pueblo Chieftain – March 8, 1919 – The body of Joseph Barbera was forwarded to Trinidad by the McCarthy Undertaking Co. Pueblo Chieftain – March 11, 1919 – Wife Follows Husband to the Great Beyond – March 6 Joseph Barbera died at a local hospital, and yesterday, his wife Mrs. Tinza Barbera, passed away also at a local hospital; their home was at 1112 Ash St. Mrs. Barbera was survived by her mother, Mrs. B. Goggans, and her sister, Mrs. Butcher. The funeral is in charge of McCarthy's and will take place at 10 o'clock tomorrow.

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.

Barbera, Tinza
Tinza Barbera - Pueblo Chieftain – March 11, 1919 – Wife Follows Husband to the Great Beyond – March 6 Joseph Barbera died at a local hospital, and yesterday, his wife Mrs. Tinza Barbera, passed away also at a local hospital; their home was at 1112 Ash St. Mrs. Barbera was survived by her mother, Mrs. B. Goggans, and her sister, Mrs. Butcher. The funeral is in charge of McCarthy's and will take place at 10 o'clock tomorrow. Pueblo Chieftain – March 12, 1919 – The funeral of Mrs. Tinza Barbera will take place this morning at 9:30 from the McCarthy Funeral Chapel and at 10 o'clock from Mount Carmel Church. Rev. Father Rizzi will celebrate Requiem high mass for the dead. Burial at Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain – March 13, 1919 – The funeral of Mrs. Tinza Barbera took place yesterday morning at 9:30 from the McCarthy funeral Chapel and at 10 o'clock from Mount Carmel Church. Rev. Father Rizzi celebrated Requiem high mass for the dead. Burial at Roselawn.

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.

Barden, Patrick James
Patrick James Barden – Pueblo Chieftain – January 6, 1918 – Patrick James, the two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Barden, passed away at the family residence, 2621 East Evans Ave. at an early hour yesterday, following and illness of but a few days. Patrick was beloved by the entire neighborhood and his passing will be mourned by many. The funeral services will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Faulkner, 1124 Cedar St. Interment will be in the family plot in Roselawn under the direction of the McCarthy Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain – January 7, 1918 – The funeral of Patrick J. Barden the son of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Barden, was held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the family home, 1124 Cedar St. Rev. A. M. Bertram, pastor of the St. Francis Xavier Church, conducted the services. Many friends were present while the floral offerings were many and beautiful. The little fellow had been ill but a short time. Following the services the remains were taken to Roselawn Cemetery where interment was made under the direction of the McCarthy Undertaking Company.

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

Barela, Christian
Christian Barela – Pueblo Chieftain – July 15, 1918 – Christian Barela, age 23 years, died yesterday at the home, 412 Plum St., following an illness of several months. He is survived by his wife and one child. The funeral will take place Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the home. Interment will be at Roselawn Cemetery in charge of the McCarthy Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain – July 17, 1918 – The funeral of Christian Barela was held from his late residence, 412 Palm St., yesterday morning at 8:30 o'clock. Interment in Roselawn Cemetery in charge of the McCarthy Undertaking Company.

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, Elizabeth E.
Elizabeth E. Madrid Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 2013 - Elizabeth E. Madrid Barela, 68, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord Dec. 13, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles G. and Mary Madrid; sister, Maryann Bargas; and brother, Charles B. Madrid. She is survived by her children, David Barela, Davine Lucero, Sherry Barela, Travis (Isabelle) Barela and Nicole Rael; stepchildren, Steve (Julie) Martinez, Anthony (Maritza) Martinez and Becky (Mario) Gomez; siblings, Gloria (Ivan) Rhodes, Phillip Madrid, Ernie (Judy) Madrid, Carol Gomez, Ron (Michelle) Madrid, Loretta (Andy) Hernandez and Peggy Madrid (BSE); 15 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. A rosary service will be held at noon Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at St. Francis Church, with a memorial service to follow, 611 Logan, Pueblo, CO 81004.

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, Frank James Jr.
Frank James Barela Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 2013 - Frank James Barela Jr. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Angelus Chapel. Complete notice later. Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 2013 - Frank James Barela Jr., “Frankie,” 40, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 19, 2013. He was born Jan. 24, 1973. Preceded in death by his brother, Jason Neighbors; sister, Bobbi Jo Barela; grandparents, Joe A. and Mary Barela; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Neighbors; cousin, Andrew Maes. Survived by his children, Kayla, Julia and Brooklyn Barela, Isaac and Alex Encinias; wife, Patricia Barela; special friend, Brook Williamson; father, Frank Barela Sr.; stepmother, Linda Kiefer; mother, Billie and stepfather, Jim Neighbors; sisters, Shannon and Josephine; brothers, Nathan, Shawn and Jerry; numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and friends. Frankie liked the mountains and was a Broncos fan. He spent lots of time with his daughters. Frankie will be greatly missed by all. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the funeral home in memory of Frankie. Visitation, 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, with funeral service to follow at 1 p.m., Angelus Chapel.

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.

Barger, William S.
William S. Barger – Pueblo Chieftain – December 22, 1918 – William S. Barger, age 30 years, died at Lime, December 21. Funeral Tuesday 10 a.m. from McCarthy's. Pueblo Chieftain – December 23, 1918 – The funeral of William Barger will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock in the McCarthy Funeral Chapel. Pueblo Chieftain – December 24, 1918 - The funeral of William S. Barger will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock in the McCarthy Funeral Chapel. Interment Mountain View.

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 fiancιe 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, Peggy
Peggy Walker Barker – Denver Post – February 9, 2008 – Peggy Walker Barker, 85, of Lakewood. Born in Trinidad, Colo. Mother of Brett and Peggy Lee. Grandmother of Lisa Jelliffe, Laura Jelliffe-Pawlowski and Ashley Moore. Great Grandmother of Jeffrey, Maggie, Anthony and Matthew. Memorial Service Tuesday, 11:00 am, Unity Temple, 1555 Race St. Memorials to American Heart Assoc., 1280 So. Parker Road, Denver, CO 80231, www.american heart.org.

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, Marilyn
Marilyn Barkhoefer - Pueblo Chieftain - September 5, 2013 - Marilyn Barkhoefer, 82. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

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, James
James Barclay – Pueblo Chieftain – July 9, 1918 – James Barclay, age 48 years, and a resident of Pueblo for the past 20 years, died at a local hospital last night. During his 20 years as a resident of Pueblo, he had been employed by the C. F. & I. Company, and at the time of his death was a head machinist for the blast furnace department. He is survived his wife, Mrs. Blanche Barclay, and three children, Fern, Thelma, and F. Berkeley, all residing at the family home, 1439 Spruce St. He was a member of Ark Lodge No. 53, I. O. O. F., Lincoln Encampment No. 28, and the Modern Woodmen of America. The remains are being cared for at the Davis-Vories parlors and the funeral arrangements will be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain – July 12, 1918 – The funeral of James Barclay was held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Davis & Vories Chapel, and was attended by a large number of friends and fellow workman from the C. F. & I. Plant. Delegations were in attendance from the Knights and Ladies of Security, the N. R. of A., the Rebekahs and the I. O. O. F. Rev. J. H. Ketchum conducted the service, assisted by Mrs. L. M. Johnson and Mrs. George Litz, accompanied by Miss Anna Shiner, who sang "Home of the Soul," "Does Jesus Care," and "God Will Take Care of You." The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful, requiring the following ladies as flower bearers: Mrs. Alex Foster, Mrs. P. L. Pederson, Mrs. J. W. Larson, Mrs. E. E. Hardwick, Mrs. Harry Leemeyer, and Mrs. C. B. Knoth. The honorary pall bearers were: W. Schmidt, J. W. Acuff, F. H. Land, A. Hendrickson, W. S. Marble, and W. Ramsey, all old-time friends of the deceased. The active pall bearers were selected from the I. O. O. F., as follows: Oscar Oakleaf, G. W. McGray, Otto Miller, W. Southward, Jake George, and C. B. Knoth. Interment was made in Mountain View Cemetery, where the officers of the Ark Lodge No. 53, I. O. O. F. conducted their burial service.

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
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.

Barnard, Ardith
Ardith G. Barnard - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 2013 - Ardith G. Barnard, 91, New Waterford, Ohio, formerly of Denison, Kan., died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at her home. She was born on Feb. 11, 1922, in Rutledge, Mo., the daughter of Jason P. and Leta Harned Ewing. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Fowler, Colo. Ardith married Donald W. Barnard on Feb. 9, 1940, in Fowler, Colo. They owned and operated a dairy farm in that area. Donald died on April 27, 2003. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Delbert Ewing, Jim Ewing and Wendel Ewing; and two sisters, Ann Largent and Irene Lewis. Survivors include a son, James Barnard, Eads, Colo.; a daughter, Jan Blasingame, New Waterford, Ohio; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. No services are scheduled at this time. Mercer Funeral Home in Valley Falls is in charge of arrangements.

Barnard, Isham N.
Isham N. Barnard - Pueblo Chieftain – August 29, 1917 – I. N. Barnard and Harry Hilvitz Instantly Killed – In trying to negotiate a treacherous turn on the Rye Road, 21 miles south of Pueblo near Abbey, late yesterday noon, I. Letter in. Barnard, prominent Fowler cattleman miscalculated the distance and drove the car into an arroyo, causing the instant death of himself and companion, Harry Hilvitz of Pueblo. Their bodies were torn in mangled by the wreckage of the car, which is said to be a total loss. The accident occurred near the "21-mile post," where the road takes a turn almost at right angles when it crosses a bridge over a steep arroyo. Coming down the road at a terrific rate of speed, Barnard either did not know of the turn or thought he could make it at high speed, and was caught unawares before he could apply the brakes and bring the car to a slower speed. It left the road and plunged over the side of the arroyo before the men could realize their fate and make an attempt to save themselves. The arroyo is 25 feet deep and the nose of the car was buried several inches into the earth at its bottom where it turned over, completely burying the two men. The crash the car into the arroyo was distinctly heard some distance away by Art C. Patterson and William A. Finley, who upon hearing the crash, rushed to the arroyo where they extricated the two men. Both were dead before they arrived on the scene. Coroner Dr. Ray Taylor was notified and hastened to the scene and after an investigation ordered the body's removed to the Davis & Vories morgue in this city. The two men had been into the Rye district on business and were evidently hurrying back to Pueblo in order to reach their respective homes before nightfall. Barnard was 49 years old and for years has been prominent in the cattle business of southern Colo. For a number of years he resided at Fountain where he conducted a large ranch. He is a brother of the late T. J. Barnard, who died early this year, and for several years has had charge of his brother's ranching properties near Fowler, which are numbered among the largest in the Arkansas Valley. He is survived by a wife, who was notified of the accident last night; 2 sons and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Flora S. Barnard of Pueblo. None of the relatives were aware that he was in Rye yesterday on business. Hilvitz reside several miles North of Pueblo where he is farming a large acreage of ground. Until recently he was employed as a clerk at the M. Oppenheim cigar store on N. Union Ave. he is survived by a wife and family. Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 1917 - The funeral of Isham N. Barnard will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from Davis-Vories Chapel. The Rev. L. L. Henson will conduct the services. Oxford Lodge No. 129 I. O. O. F. of Fowler will conduct the services at the grave in Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain – September 1, 1917 – The funeral of Isham M. Barnard took place yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Davis-Vories Chapel, and was attended by a large number of friends. Rev. L. L. Henson conducted the services. Banked around the altar and casket were numerous floral pieces. A delegation of over 50 members of the Oxford Lodge No. 120, International Order Odd Fellows, of Fowler attended the funeral in a body. They also acted as an escort to Roselawn Cemetery, where the ritualistic funeral service of the I. O. O. F. was exemplified. At the Chapel, the Davis Vories Quartet rendered the following hymns: "Soul's Refuge," "Rock of Ages," and "Going Down the Valley." The pall bearers were G. A. Cobb, J. W. Maxey, I. R. Bevard, L. H. Phelps, M. E. Mayhew, and W. G. Bryant. The flower bearers were H. C. Johnston, J. H. Christianson, A. L. Bevard, and J. W. Lawler. Interment was in the family lot in Roselawn Cemetery.

Barnard, Joel
Joel “Jake” Barnard - Pueblo Chieftain - March 9, 2014 - Joel “Jake” Barnard, 92, was born east of Fowler, Colo., in the home his parents, Joel Wm. and Carrie Chaney Barnard built earlier in 1921. He was born Nov. 8 and died Feb. 28 in Penrose Hospital. Services, 10 a.m., March 15, Fowler Christian Church. Jake attended No. 6 School and graduated from Fowler High School in 1939. When a new school teacher came to No. 6 School, he made sure they became acquainted. She was Jo Stewart, and this was her first teaching job. They were married in California while he attended aircraft instrument school in the Army/Air Corps. He shared World War II experiences decades later with family and friends, such as his participation in arranging a display of aircraft beneath the Eiffel Tower. In 2001, he received a plaque from the Consulate General de France, a “thank you” and Diplome to all veterans who took part in the Landing of Normandy. He served on the Fowler School Board and Oxford Ditch Board. His knowledge of all aspects of the Oxford Ditch reflected a deep commitment to irrigation and farming. He had an exceptional memory of many topics and told many fascinating stories. Survived by his wife, Jo; and daughters, Nan White and Judy Barnard; along with seven grandchildren, 16 greats and four great-greats.

Barnard, Thomas J.
Thomas J. Barnard - Pueblo Chieftain – January 20, 1917 – Death Claims T. J. Barnard, Wealthy Fowler Resident – Death yesterday claimed T. J. Barnard, 54 years old, pioneer of Colo. and a distinguished and influential resident of Fowler for the past 30 years, after an illness of one year. Mr. Barnard, banker, stockman, farmer, and head of several of the large irrigation projects of the section of Colo. east of Pueblo, died in San Diego, Calif., where he had been for the past 6 months, hoping to regain his health. One year ago Mr. Barnard attended the annual livestock show at Denver, contracted a cold, and soon after began to decline. He came to Pueblo and spent several months at the Minnequa Hospital. Failing to regain his former robust health, Mr. Barnard, under the care of the nurse, went to Calif. where he remained until the end came yesterday. At the time of his health failed him, Mr. Barnard was president of the First National Bank of Fowler; president of the Arkansas Valley Ditch Association; president of the Oxford Farmers' Ditch Association and head of various other organizations. He had various interests, including farms, ranches, and livestock, in addition to business interests in the town of Fowler. Mr. Barnard served Fowler as Mayor for two terms and during that time he did much for the town. It was under the regime of Mr. Barnard and largely through the influence he wielded, that the town secured electric lights, a park, better streets, and numerous other permanent advantages. He was vitally interested in the town where he made his home for so many years and the town in return always looked up to him as a leading spirit in any move for the betterment of the community. He rendered aid in securing numerous of the commercial advantages enjoyed by the town. Mr. Barnard was a particularly active, far-seeing business man and was one of the wealthiest residents of the Fowler district. He had an unusual capacity for work and in addition put his efforts in directions that almost invariably yielded handsome profits. He was progressive to a marked degree. His business was conducted always along the most approved lines, and on his farms are found the very latest devices for saving time and work and making possible the maximum returns. On his farm east of Fowler he installed the finest irrigation pumping system in that section of the state. Characteristic – One of Mr. Barnard's predominating traits is illustrated by a small detail in connection with his construction of the pumping plant, which was admirably housed in a cement-lined building. Extending from the plant was a ditch, of concrete, resting on the surface of the land. The sides of the ditch were about two and one-half feet high, but the canal could be easily scaled by a man. However, Mr. Barnard ordered constructed a cement covering for the canal with steps leading to the top on each side, at a point where it often was desirable to cross to get from the road to the pumping plant. A friend chided Mr. Barnard for his pains, asking him jokingly if he was getting too old to climb over the ditch. The financier replied: "No, I can get across as easily as anyone, but if I did not provide that handy little crossing I might tear, say, just one pair of pants, ruining a suit of clothes. Those steps cost me only $15." Mr. Barnard was a member of the Masons, Elks, and Odd Fellows lodges. Thirty-five years ago Mr. Barnard came to Colo., locating with his father on a ranch fourteen miles north of Fowler. Five years later he went to Pueblo. He leaves a brother, J. M. Barnard, a farmer, residing near Fowler; a sister, Mrs. Alice Steele of Pueblo; a sister, Mrs. William Campbell of Holbrook, Colo., and two sisters, Amy and Nan, living in Calif. His mother lives in Calif. A cousin, W. T. Barnard lives at Fowler. The body will be brought to Pueblo for interment. Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 1917 - Fowler Capitalist to be Buried Here - Masons to Have Charge of Services - The funeral of Thomas J. Barnard, widely known resident of Fowler, who died in San Diego, Calif., last Friday, will be held from the Davis & Vories Funeral Chapel, Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. The Masonic lodge of Fowler will attend the funeral in a body. The body will lie in state at the funeral chapel Thursday morning until the hour of the funeral. Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 1917 - Barnard Funeral Today - Body of Late Fowler Capitalist Arrives From California for Interment - The funeral of Thomas J. Barnard, Fowler capitalist, who died last week at San Diego, Calif., will be held this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Davis & Vories Funeral Chapel. The body arrived here late last night and will lie in state this morning at the Davis & Vories Chapel, until the hour of the funeral. The Masonic lodge of Fowler, of which Mr. Barnard was a member, will attend the funeral in a body. Interment will be in Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain – January 25, 1917 – Barnard Funeral Today – Body of Late Fowler Capitalist Arrives from Calif. for Interment – The funeral of Thomas J. Barnard, Fowler capitalist, who died last week at San Diego, Calif., will be held this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Davis & Vories funeral chapel. The body arrived here last night and will lie in state this morning at the Davis & Vories Chapel until the hour of the funeral. The Masonic Lodge of Fowler, of which Mr. Barnard was a member, will attend the funeral in a body. Interment will be in Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain – January 26, 1917 – Barnard Funeral Held Yesterday Is Largely Attended – Hundreds Pay Last Tribute to Memory of Late Fowler Capitalist – Many friends gathered yesterday to pay a last tribute to the memory of the late Thomas J. Barnard, pioneer Fowler capitalist, who died last week at San Diego, Calif. Services were conducted yesterday afternoon at the Davis & Vories funeral chapel. Hundreds of friends of the prominent man were present, a big delegation coming from Fowler. The members of the Masonic Lodge of Fowler attended in a body and took charge of the services. The floral tributes were among the most beautiful ever seen in Pueblo and were sent by friends residing in many parts of the state. The Rev. O. K. Maynard, pastor of the St. Paul's M. E. Church, conducted the services. He paid a glowing tribute to the memory of the deceased. The music was furnished by the Davis & Vories quartet which sang "Nearer, My God to Thee," "Yield Not to Temptation," and "Going down the Valley." The pallbearers, selected from members of the Masonic Lodge of Fowler, were as follows: C. A. Trent, C. W. Buck, R. B. Edward, Charles Sickenberger, F. A. Sabin, F. C. Bauer, John Vroman, Jr., W. E. Calhoun, Joseph Effner, and Delmer Hunter. Burial was at Roselawn in the family lot with the ritual of the Masonic Lodge was exemplified. T. J. Barnard had resided in this section of the Arkansas Valley for 35 years. He first located 14 miles north of Pueblo, and after five years moved to Fowler. One year ago when he was taken ill he was president of the First National Bank at Fowler and headed several of the larger irrigation projects of the district.

Barndollar, Catherine
Catherine Barndollar – Pueblo Chieftain – January 24, 1919 – Mrs. Ferd Barndollar Is Seriously Sick – A telegram was received Wednesday morning by Dr. E. W. Varley from his wife, who is with her mother, Mrs. Ferd Barndollar, in Santa Monica, Calif., stating that Mrs. Barndollar, who underwent an operation at a local hospital last week, was sinking and it was feared she would not survive the shock. Not receiving any further word, Dr. Varley became anxious and wired his wife yesterday morning for further details. He received a reply at noon yesterday stating that Mrs. Barndollar was no better, and in her weakened condition and at her advanced age was not responding to treatment as she should, and the three daughters, who are at their mother's bedside, Mrs. Varley, Mrs. Weber, and Mrs. McNeelly, were fearful of the ultimate result. The many friends of Mrs. Barndollar in this city, where she made her home for so many years, and were all who knew her learned to love and honor her because of her beautiful home life, sweet character, and remarkable business ability, will regret to hear of her serious condition and expressed the hope that later news may be more favorable and that she may ultimately recovered to still further bless and gladden the lives of her family and friends. Pueblo Chieftain – January 28, 1919 – Death of Mrs. Catherine Barndollar in California – Yesterday, Dr. E. W. Varley, son-in-law of the deceased, received a telegram from his wife stating that her mother, Mrs. Catherine Morgan Barndollar, widow of Ferd Barndollar, had passed away at 10:30 Monday, January 27, at Santa Monica, Calif., her death been the indirect result of an operation performed some 10 days or two weeks ago, from which he never rallied. Mrs. Catherine Barndollar was well and favorably known in this city, where she was married, lived, and reared her family, and was one of the best beloved women among the early settlers of this community because of her big heart and many kindly acts of charity to those who needed her help and words of consolation and comfort. As the city grew and new people came in Mrs. Barndollar continued to make her home in Pueblo, and made warm friends of all who had the good fortune to meet and know her, because she was always the same active, charitable, benevolent woman – with a heart open to receive everyone's griefs and troubles and to give words of comfort and consolation. About a year ago Mrs. Barndollar went to Calif. to visit with her daughters, Mrs. Adolph Webber and Mrs. John W. McNeelly, she having been making her home with her daughter, Mrs. E. W. Varley in this city previous to that time. A week or 10 days ago she was operated on at a local hospital in Santa Monica and several days ago The Chieftain announced that her recovery was doubtful. Mrs. Varley, having telegraphed her husband that her mother was not responding to treatment as she should, and it was doubtful that she would live more than a few days. Several weeks ago Mrs. Varley went to Calif. to visit her son, who is in the United States service, and also to visit her mother and sisters, all of them at that time being in good health, but shortly after she arrived there, Mrs. Barndollar became ill and it was determined that her mother's condition was such that she must be operated in hopes of prolonging her life. Mrs. Barndollar's three daughters were with her at the time of her death, which was a great consolation to her and to them. It was not known last night by the relatives in this city whether the body would be buried in Calif. or be brought to Pueblo for interment beside the body of her husband. The sincere sympathy of many warm friends will be extended the bereaved family in their great sorrow. Pueblo Chieftain – February 9, 1919 – Body Cremated – Mrs. Catharine Barndollar, formerly of this city, who died recently in Calif., left a request that her body be cremated, and this request her daughter respected, and the body was cremated at Los Angeles, Calif. Ferdinand Barndollar, the husband of the deceased, who died in Old Mexico a number of years ago while on a business trip to that country, was buried there for the reason that it was impossible to bring the body out of that country at that time, and this fact and the further fact that it was impossible for her to be buried beside her husband, is thought to have influenced Mrs. Barndollar in the request that her remains be cremated.

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, passed away June 17, 2012. She was born in California and attended college in Nebraska, where she met her husband, James "Barney" Barnes. They moved to Pueblo in 1965 where she worked for the city of Pueblo. She is survived by her husband of 49 years; brother, Jim Michels (Rebecca) of Tulsa, Okla.; children, Kimberly (John) Butkovich and Michael Barnes; grandchildren, Maddi and Trey Butkovi ch; brother and sister-in-law, Hodge and Carol Hofer of Seward, Neb.; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Her passions in life were family and friends. She loved everyone. All of Barneys friends, she adopted, they were "Her Boys." Above all, she adored her grandchildren, Maddi and Trey. She will be greatly missed by many. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, at First Presbyterian Church, downtown.

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, Mary Lee
Mary Lee Barnes – Pueblo Chieftain – April 2, 1919 – Mary Lee Barnes, age 5 months, died April 1. Body at Davis-Vories.

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, Amelia
Amelia Barnett – Pueblo Chieftain – August 4, 1918 – Amelia Barnett, age 60 years, died in this city last night. She leaves a brother in Denver, Colo. The body was removed to the United Funeral Home and the funeral will be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain – August 8, 1918 – The funeral of Amelia Barnett will be held this morning at 9 o'clock from the United Funeral Home. Interment will be in Roselawn.

Barnett, Della
Della Barnett - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 1917 - Della Barnett, age 29, died last night at her home, 1011 Orman Avenue. She is survived by father, mother, and six children, is a member of the colored order of Eastern Stars at Cherryvale, Kan. Body at Davis & Vories' Undertaking parlors. Funeral announcement later. Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 1917 - The remains of Mrs. Della Barnett were forwarded by Davis & Vories to Cherryvale, Kan., for interment.

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, Mary
Mary Barnett – Pueblo Chieftain – November 26, 1917 – Mrs. Mary Barnett, beloved wife of David Barnett, died yesterday at a local hospital following an illness of several years duration. She was 51 years of age and had been a resident of Pueblo for many years. She is survived by her bereaved husband, David Barnett and several children. The remains are at the McCarthy Undertaking Parlors and the funeral announcement will be made later. Pueblo Chieftain – November 30, 1917 – The funeral of Mrs. David Barnett was held yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Temple Emmanuelle, corner 14th St. and Grand Ave. Services were conducted by the Rabbi Elkin and although brief, beautifully impressive. Many friends gathered to pay their final tribute of respect to one of the city's most beloved women, who had made this city her home for many years. There were many beautiful floral tributes and the casket and railings were completely covered with them. Rabbi Elkin delivered a most beautiful oration and his words brought much comfort to the bereaved family. A number of out-of-town persons attended the funeral. Among them were her two children, Bessie and Edward of Chicago and two brothers, Jacob Franklin of Milwaukee and I. Franklin of Chicago. The husband was too ill to travel from Chicago to Pueblo to attend the funeral. The pallbearers were: S. Bernheim, Julius Fist, A. Rosenbloom, S. Goldsmith, Adolf Stark, and M. Newman. The flower bearers were: I. Stark and David Klein. The interment was in the family lot in the Jewish Cemetery under the direction of the McCarthy Undertaking Company.

Barnett, Robert Homer
Robert Homer Barnett – Pueblo Chieftain – January 7, 1919 – Robert Homer Barnett, eight-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin H. Barnett, died the family home, 1101 W. 13th St. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2:30 from the residence. Rev. Frank Eden will officiate. Interment will be in Roselawn in charge of the United. Pueblo Chieftain – January 8, 1919 – The funeral of Robert Homer Barnett was held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 from the residence, 1101 W. 13th St. Rev. Frank Eden conducted the services. Mrs. S. A. Tent and Mrs. E. Brown sang "Safe in the Arms of Jesus," "The Sweetest Story of All," and "Jewels." Interment was in Roselawn in charge of the United Undertaking Co.

Barnett, Rose Cornella
Rose Cornella Barnett - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 2013 - Rose Cornella Barnett, 98, went with her Heavenly Father Sept. 10, 2013. Predeceased by son, John M. Cornella, on Aug. 14, 2013. She was born Jan. 26, 1915. Rose was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and will be greatly missed. Family will have a private service followed by entombment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the CMHIP H&W 010S Patient Care Fund attention accounting at 719-546-4000, 1600 W. 24th St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

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.

Barnett, William Robert
William Robert Barnett - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2014 - William Robert Barnett, July 3, 1922-Jan. 19, 2014. Related documents “Well done, thy good and faithful servant — enter into the joy of the Lord.” Matthew 25:21. Bill Bob Barnett was born on Tittle's Ranch in Collingsworth County, Texas, the seventh child of Robert Bascomb and Cordelia Martin Barnett. Due to his disrupted early education, he developed a special empathy for children who face challenges in school. Bill graduated from high school in Odessa, Texas, in 1940. He continued his education at Southwestern Institute of Technology, Weatherford, Okla., where he met Edith Patterson, with whom he shared 65 years of marriage. It also was at this time that Bill made the decision to accept Jesus as his Savior and live his life by biblical principles. In 1943, Bill obtained an official birth certificate which changed his name to William Robert. After attending the U.S. Naval Academy for one year, he served on active duty in the Navy for two years. Bill then graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor's degree in 1947 and a master's degree in 1949. Bill and Edith married in 1945, and both taught school in several small Oklahoma towns until they moved with their two daughters to Pueblo in 1953. A son was born in 1954. Bill taught in School District 60 beginning at the historic Hinsdale Elementary. He served as principal there for many years as well as at Riverside, Belle Plain, Haaff and South Park Elementary. He took great pleasure in his career and made many lasting friendships with colleagues and students. During his career, he was active in several educational associations and Lions Club International. In retirement, Bill fulfilled his lifelong dream of ranching. He and Edith moved to Tahlequah, Okla., in 1984, where he raised cattle on his Anchor Oaks Ranch for nine happy years. After returning to Pueblo, he volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. During the course of his life, Bill lived out Joshua 24:15, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” He and Edith were active in Baptist churches wherever they lived. He was a gentle man, humble, well-spoken, principled, a man of integrity, loyal to his faith and his family. Bill will be remembered for his sparkling blue eyes, his quick wit and dry sense of humor, his passion for education and his love for children. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; and two sisters; wife, Edith; and son, Pat. He leaves to celebrate his life and legacy, daughters, Neta Sue (Dennis) Shearer, Virginia (Randy) Gunther; daughter-in-law, Becky (Steve) Hahn; grandchildren, Mandy (Larry) Anderson, Becky (Frank) Cortese, Beki (Chris) Harding, Rob (Ann) Gunther, Brian and David Barnett; great-grandchildren, Kylie and Jason Anderson, Caden, Brayden and Aden Harding, Ava and A.J. Cortese and Roman Gunther; also numerous dear nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bill's memory to Habitat for Humanity International, P.O. Box 449, Americus, GA 31709-8908, or to The Gideon's International, P.O. Box 2178, Pueblo, CO 81004. Bill's family owes a debt of gratitude to the entire staff of the Chateau at Sharmar, who lovingly and respectfully cared for him for six years and most especially to those caregivers in the Memory Unit. We also appreciate the care given by Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Bill's last days. A celebration of his life and home going will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Aberdeen Baptist Church, 301 Cleveland St. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7.

Barnhart, Carney Judson
Carney Judson Barnhart – Carney Judson Barnhart – Pueblo Chieftain – December 1, 1918 – Day's Casualty List – Coloradoans – Died of Disease – Carney J. Barnhart, Lamar, Colo. Note: Carney Judson Barnhart was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo. Note: Birth: Aug. 15, 1896, Tavern, Maries County, Missouri, USA; Death: Oct. 3, 1918, Brest, Departement du Finistθre, Bretagne, France. Son of James A. and Mary Barnhart. Barnhart served in Company 1, 3rd Battalion, 41st Medical Replacement Unit. He died at Brest, France of Bronchial pneumonia. Of those who died from Pueblo in WWI his was the first body returned home to Pueblo.

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.

Barnhart, Rosina Lucille
Rosina Lucille Barnhart – Pueblo Chieftain – February 25, 1918 – Rosina Lucille Barnhart, the three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto S. Barnhart, died at the family home, 114 Washington Ave., yesterday afternoon. The body is being cared for by the Davis-Vories Undertaking Company and the funeral announcement will be made later. Pueblo Chieftain – February 27, 1918 – The funeral of Rosina Lucille Barnhart was held from the United Brethren Church yesterday afternoon at 2: 30 o'clock. Rev. H. W. Harlow conducted the services. Mrs. C. E. Whitlock, Mrs. Nellie Masterson, and Miss Eleanor Thomas accompanied by Mrs. Laura Ridenour, sang, "Jewels," "Safe in the Arms of Jesus," and "Beckoning Hands." Six little friends of Rosina acted as pall bearers and flower bearers. They were as follows: Gladys Masterson, Mary Estes, Ethel Potter, Bernice Wilson, Ethel Heilman, and Mary Harlow. Beautiful floral offerings covered the little casket. Interment was made in Mountain View Cemetery in charge of Davis and Vories.

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.

Barnum, Mary Wright
Mary Wright Barnum - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 1919 - Mrs. Mary Wright Barnum, age 26, died at a local hospital January 21. McCarthy's. Pueblo Chieftain – January 23, 1919 – Funeral of Mrs. Barnum – The funeral of Mrs. Mary Wright Barnum, beloved wife of Lewis Barnum, was held yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the chapel of the McCarthy Undertaking Co. The casket containing the remains was buried in a bank of beautiful flowers, the silent tributes of loving relatives and devoted friends to the beautiful life and character of the deceased, whose memory will always be held sacred by those who knew her and loved her in life. The service was conducted by Rev. J. A. Jeffers, pastor of the First Congregational Church, who paid a beautiful tribute to the dutiful daughter, the loving and helpful wife, the devoted mother and faithful friend who had passed on to that home where there is no sorrow and no death – the life eternal, and said words of consolation to those who mourned. One song only was sung, "Lead, Kindly Light." The funeral was strictly private, only relatives and close, intimate friends of the family being present. Relatives and close friends of the bereaved family acted as pall bearers, and just as the sun went down behind the western mountains she loved so well, the mortal remains of Mary Wright Barnum were lowered to their final earthly resting place in the family plot at Roselawn Cemetery.

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, Juanita
Juanita Baros - Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 2013 - Juanita Baros, 83, passed away Aug. 23, 2013. Survived by partner of 38 years, Max Lopez; siblings, Clem (Anita), Frank (Madeline), Carol and Susie; sisters-in-law, Rhoda and Rosalie; children, Edward Baros Jr., Patricia (Robert) Armijo, Terry (Tisha) Baros and Johnny (Donna) Baros; grandchildren, Paulette Anaya, Tammy (Robert) Lopez, Charlotte (Joe Tafoya) Escobedo, Cameron (Amanda) Baros, Deserae (Scott) Wilson, Edward Kelly Baros and Teri Olivia Baros; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Santiago and Antonia Aragon; husband, Edward Baros; brothers, Santiago Jr. and Leon Aragon; and brother- in-law, Ruben Arellano. Juanita was born June 1, 1930. The family would like to thank Professional Home Health Care and Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel, with viewing prior to service. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Friends and family will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

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.

Barr, William
William Barr – Pueblo Chieftain – August 21, 1918 – William Barr, age 54, of 1402 E. 12th St., of this city. He was a resident of Pueblo for the past 25 years and most of the time employed at the Rio Grand Railroad Co. He was a member of W. O. W. Camp No. 131; Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America, and the O. R. E. of this city. He leaves his wife and four children: Ruth, Hugh, Nina and Otto of the family residence. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the United Funeral Chapel; interment will be in Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain – August 22, 1918 – The funeral of William Barr was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the United Funeral Home. Rev. T. B. Tyre conducted the services. Mrs. C. C. White and Mrs. W. H. Minick accompanied by Mrs. Paul Weimer sang "Touch of His Hand on Mine," "The Land of the Unsetting Sun," and "God Will Take Care of You." The flower bearers were: Mrs. W. Baugher, Mrs. John Walters, Mrs. Robert Harper, and Miss Beulah Dickey. The pallbearers, three representing the W. O. W. No. 131 and three the B. of R. C. of A. No. 18 were Eli Miller, Henry Markert, J. C. Roy, W. W. Gray, O. S. Bland, and F. L. Transue. Interment was in the family lot in Roselawn.

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.

Barrago, Dolores
Dolores Barrago - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 1917 - Dolores Barrago, aged 1 year and 1 month, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barrago, passed away yesterday afternoon at the family residence, 217 Summit Street. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence. The interment will be at Roselawn Cemetery in charge of the McCarthy Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 1917 - The funeral of Dolores Barrago took place yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family home, 310 East River Street. The burial was at Roselawn Cemetery in charge of the McCarthy Undertaking Company.

Barrago, Vitarino
Vitarino Barrago - Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 1917 - Vitarino Barrago, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Barrago, died yesterday at the family home, 125 Spring Street. The funeral will take place this afternoon from the family home at 2:45 and from Mt. Carmel Church at 3. Rev. S. M. Giglio will conduct the services and the interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery under the direction of the McCarthy Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1917 - The funeral of Vitarino Barrago was held yesterday afternoon at 2:45 from the late residence, 123 Spring Street, and from Mount Carmel Church at 3. Rev. S. M. Giglio conducted the services and the interment was in Roselawn under the direction of the McCarthy Undertaking Company.

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.

Barratt, Effie
Effie Barratt - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 1917 - Miss Effie Barratt, age 19 years, died last night at a local hospital. The remains are at Davis & Vories. Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 1917 - The funeral of Mrs. Effie Barratt was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Davis-Vories Chapel. Rev. George W. Laury officiated. Interment was in Mountain View Cemetery.

Barratt, Mary Ann
Mary A. Barratt - Pueblo Chieftain - November 9, 1917 - The funeral of Mrs. Mary A. Barratt will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 from the First Presbyterian Church. Rev. Hugh T. Gary will conduct the services and the interment will be in Roselawn under the direction of the McCarthy Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 1917 - The funeral of Mrs. Mary Ann Barratt will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. F. A. Wells, 211 W. 12th St. and at 2:30 from the First Presbyterian Church. Rev. Hugh T. Gary will conduct the services. The interment will be in the family burial plot at Roselawn Cemetery in charge of T. G. McCarthy and Company. Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 1917 - The funeral of Mrs. Mary A. Barratt took place yesterday afternoon at 2:30 from the First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Hugh G. Gary conducted the services. The pallbearers were: J. M. Williams, S. D. Snyder, William Gamble, Edward S. Card, C. C. Richards, and F. D. Miller. The flower bearers were Max Morton, and J. D. Morton. Mrs. Jean Groff, accompanied by Mrs. Van Arsdale, sang "Asleep in Jesus," and "Some Time We'll Understand." Interment was in Roselawn under the direction of the McCarthy Undertaking Company.

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, Claude Milton
Claude Milton Barrett - Pueblo Chieftain - March 6, 2014 - Claude Milton Barrett, 78, passed away peacefully from illness on March 1, 2014, in Pueblo, Colo. He was born in Quinter, Kan., on Sept. 14, 1935, the oldest of three children to the marriage of Fred and Velma (Blackwill) Barrett. After graduating from Quinter High School, he earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Fort Hays State University. He later earned his master's degree in social work from the University of Northern Colorado. Claude started his career with the Aurora Police Department and later worked various positions within the Colorado Department of Corrections. He retired as a parole supervisor in 1994. He was united in marriage to Donna (Lake) Barrett on Sept. 17, 1957, in Longmont, Colo. Claude loved spending his life with his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Donna; children, Randy (Nita) Barrett, Jeff (Shireen) Barrett, Kerry (Marla) Barrett; mother, Velma Barrett; sisters, Rhonda (Rod) Fisher, Lynette Clements; grandchildren, step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Fred Barrett; and daughter, Melony Barrett. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, March 8, Majestic Baptist Church, 494 E. Hemlock, Pueblo West, Colo. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pueblo Young Life, Summer Camp Scholarship and/or Majestic Baptist Church, through the funeral home.

Barrett, Florence
Florence Barrett - T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home - September 8, 2013 - Florence Barrett, June 18, 1924 - September 1, 2013.

Barrett, Henry T.
Henry T. Barrett - Pueblo Chieftain – January 3, 1918 – The remains of the late Henry T. Barrett were forwarded yesterday morning by the McCarthy Undertaking Company to Trinidad, Colo., accompanied by the wife, Mrs. Mary Barrett and daughter.

Barrett, Hugh Edwards
Hugh Edwards Barrett – Pueblo Chieftain – April 9, 1918 – Hugh E. Barrett Is Dead from Illness Contracted in Camp – Hugh Edwards Barrett, oldest son of Harry M. Barrett, principle of East Denver High School, will be buried in Denver on the afternoon of Thursday, April 11, his twenty-first birthday. Young Barrett enlisted in the hospital corps of the United States Army less than 3 weeks ago and after 10 days active service caring for patients in the army hospital at Fort Logan was stricken with pneumonia, contracted, it is believed, from one of the men he was caring for, and died last night at 7 o'clock after an illness of less than a week. Hugh Edwards Barrett spent most of his life in Pueblo and the family is widely known and highly esteemed here. His father H. M. Barrett was for years principal of Central High School. Pueblo Chieftain – April 11, 1918 – Persons and Events – Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Hartman, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Graham, Prof. and Mrs. J. F. Keating motored to Shady Brook, Camp Stratton, yesterday afternoon where they spent the night. This morning they will resume their journey to Denver where they will attend the funeral of Hugh Edwards Barrett. Pueblo Chieftain – April 11, 1918 – Persons and Events – Mrs. Ward Moore and Miss Clara June Moore will go to Denver early this morning to attend the funeral of Hugh Edwards Barrett. Miss Moore will go to Fort Collins on Friday where she will spend the week-end with Miss Carolyn Curry at the State Agricultural college. Pueblo Chieftain – April 11, 1918 – Persons and Events – Mr. D. K. Dunton will leave this morning for Denver to be present at the funeral services of Hugh Edwards Barrett. Pueblo Chieftain – April 12, 1918 – Personals – Mr. and Mrs. Ward Moore and daughter, Florence, 201 Quincy street, went to Denver yesterday at attend the obsequies of the late Edward Barrett, son of Prof. and Mrs. Barrett. Before returning to Pueblo Miss Moore will go to Ft. Collins as the guest of Miss Carrie Currie, who is attending college there. Pueblo Chieftain – April 14, 1918 – Personals – Mr. and Mrs. D. K. Dunton motored to Denver on Thursday to attend the funeral of Hugh Edwards Barrett.

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.

Barron, Stanley S. Jr.
Stanley S. Barron, Jr. - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - January 20, 2004 - Stanley S. Barron, Jr., age 82, passed away at home on January 17, 2004. He was born on July 4, 1921 in Trinidad, Colo. to Stanley S. and Bunola Barron, Sr. Stan graduated from Sopris High School in 1939. During high school he set several longstanding state records in distance running. He attended TSJC flight school from 1939 through 1941. Stan joined the Army Air Force (Aviation) in 1942. Stan served in WWII flying 30 missions in B-17s and B-24s over Europe. During the last five missions, he commanded a B-17 named "Colorado Eagle" as the pilot. He was married to Shirley Parsons on January 31, 1945. This 42-year union resulted in two sons- Grant D. Barron in 1947 and Lance R. Barron in 1951. On November 17, 1990, Stan married Linda T. Anderson. Stan started volunteering at the Stonewall Fire Department in 1949, serving as Fire Chief for 39 years. He also volunteered for the Las Animas County Sheriff's Department. He was a longstanding member of the Southern Colorado Cattleman's Association, serving at least twice as President. He was a member of the Purgatory Soil Conservation Board from 1967 to present. During this membership he served as President for 18 years. Stan was a member of the Division of Wildlife Habitat Protection Plan from 1980 to present. He also served on the Bosque del Oso Management Advisory Committee, Trinidad/Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce. He served as a board member of TLAC chamber from 1994-95. He served as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Stonewall Community Church and the Stonewall Cemetery and was a board member for Camp Salvation. Stan was an avid supporter of the Las Animas County 4-H clubs. He was a licensed surveyor since 1969 and was the noted authority on land surveys and property boundaries throughout southern Colorado. He was employed with Parsons Ranch from 1946-64, CF&I from 1963-85 and Evergreen Land Company from 1985-1987. He was a member of Trinidad Masonic Lodge from 1947 to present, serving as Master of Lodge in 1981 and 1985. He was also a 50 year member of Southern Colorado Consistory Scottish Rite Masons, Trinidad York Rite Masonic Bodies, Al Kaly Shrine, Order of the Eastern Star, American Legion, VFW, and Trinidad Elks Lodge. Stan received the following awards: Division of Wildlife Landowner of the Year (2001), Chamber of Commerce Chenoweth Award (1998); Goodyear/NACO Conservation Award of Merit (1994) and Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts Distinguished Service Award (1999). Stan was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley S (1977) and Bunola (1966) Barron, Sr.; first wife, Shirley (1986); son, Grant D. Barron (1949); sisters, Zelpha (1910) and Lenna (1925) Barron and brothers, Oscar L. (2000), Grant (1944) and Earl F. (1944) Barron. He is survived by his wife, Linda T. Barron of Stonewall; son, Lance R. Barron of Littleton; granddaughters, Jennifer M and Heather M. Barron of Lakewood; nephews, Lesley (Judy) Barron of Penrose and Larry Parsons of Weston; step-daughters, Loan (Dan) Maas of Firestone, Colo. and Lynn (Russell) Worley of Thornton, Colo.; mother-in-law, Tu Phan of Thornton, Colo.; brothers-in-law, Thanh (Nhien) Phung, Steve (Lillian) Phung and sister-in-law Nhan (Ngoc) Nguyen; step-grandchildren Timothy and Nathan Worley and Calvin Maas; additional relatives and numerous friends. Visitation will be held Friday, January 23 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Service will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Stonewall Community Church with Pastor Dave Cook officiating. The active pallbearers will be Bob Holder, Louis Ossola, Ken Lutz, Tom Verquer, Ken Torres and Warren McDonald. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Prator, Joe Hadad, Bob Parsons, Albert Robinson, Larry Parsons James(Howard) Pollard, Bernard Gonzales and Charles Nichol. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in honor of Stan to the Stanley Barron, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Secretary, Trinidad Lodge No. 28, A.F.&A.M., 132 E. Main St., Trinidad, CO, 81082. The family of Stanley Barron has entrusted the arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Barron, William
William Barron – Pueblo Chieftain – May 16, 1919 – Eats Poisoned Wheat to Commit Suicide – Because he was tired of life and wanted to die, William Barron, ate a large amount of poisoned wheat which had been purchased with the intention of eliminating the rats, yesterday morning, at his home in Fulton Heights. Barron was 81 years old, and has been a resident of Colo. for 50 years. Mrs. Barron had been over to a neighbor's house and returning at 10 o'clock found her husband in a serious condition. He told her what he had done and announced that he wanted to die. He died before a physician could be procured. The deceased was a Civil War veteran having fought with the Ill. Volunteers and a member of the G. A. R. He is survived by his wife, 2 sons, Dave and Joseph Barron, and one daughter Mary Barron, of this city. The body is in charge of the McCarthy Undertaking Company and funeral announcements will be made later. Pueblo Chieftain – May 17, 1919 – The funeral of William Barron will be held from the McCarthy Chapel this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Services will be in charge of the G. A. R. and the burial will be in the G. A. R. Plot in Roselawn.

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.

Bartallo, John
John Bartallo – Pueblo Chieftain – June 16, 1919 – John Bartallo, age 50 years, died at a local hospital June 15. Body at McCarthy's. Pueblo Chieftain – June 17, 1919 – The funeral of John Bartello will take place Thursday at 1 o'clock from McCarthy's Chapel. Pueblo Chieftain – June 18, 1919 – The funeral of John Bartello from McCarthy's Chapel Thursday at 10 o'clock.

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.

Bartel, Charles H.
Charles H. Bartel – Pueblo Chieftain – November 4, 1918 – Charles H. Bartel, 34 years, died at a local hospital yesterday morning. The body will be forwarded by the McCarthy Undertaking Co. today to Cripple Creek, accompanied by the widow.

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, L. M.
L. M. Bartels – Pueblo Chieftain – November 27, 1918 – Death Claims Well Known Pueblo Man – L. M. Bartels, formerly of Pueblo, died in Denver on Monday of pneumonia, and the body will be brought to this city today accompanied by the bereaved wife, for burial. Deceased was 36 years old, and leaves a wife (formerly Miss Florence Albert), his father, Rev. J. N. Bartels, of Avondale; two brothers, Louis, of Casper, Wyoming, and Clyde, of Fort Collins; and three sisters, Mrs. M. G. Laferty, of Avondale; Mrs. Clarence Laferty, of Salida, and Mrs. Mary Benell, of Fort Collins. The body will reach Pueblo today noon, and will be taken to the Whiton Mortuary. The time of the funeral has not been announced, but it will probably be Thursday morning at 10 o'clock.

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, Georgiana
Georgiana Bartholomew – Pueblo Chieftain – June 13, 1918 – Georgiana Bartholomew, age 28 years, died in the city yesterday. She came here a little over two months ago for the benefit of her health. She leaves a husband, C. E. Bartholomew, and a son, Charles, residing at the family home, 217 E. 7th St. The funeral will be held this morning at 9 o'clock from the United Funeral Home. Rev. Father Mack will conduct the services. Interment will be in Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 1918 - The funeral of Georgiana Bartholomew was held yesterday morning at 9 o'clock from the United Funeral Home. Rev. Father Mack officiated. The pall bearers were W. C. Byrd, A. F. Thayer, A. James and Al Hathaway. Interment was in Roselawn.

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.

Bartholomew, Silas Frank
Silas Frank Bartholomew – Pueblo Chieftain – November 20, 1918 – Silas Frank Bartholomew, age 27 years, died at the family home, 703 E. 2nd St., yesterday morning. He was born and raised in this city. He leaves a wife of the family home, a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Bartholomew, of Richmond, Calif.; two sisters. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock from the United Funeral Home. Rev. G. W. Lowry will officiate. Interment Mountain View.

Bartles, L. M.
L. M. Bartles – Pueblo Chieftain – November 27, 1918 – Death Claims Well Known Pueblo Man – L. M. Bartles, formerly of Pueblo, died in Denver on Monday of pneumonia, and the body will be brought to this city today accompanied by the bereaved wife for burial. Deceased was 36 years old, and leaves a wife (formerly Miss Florence Albert), his father, Rev. J. N. Bartles, of Avondale; 2 brothers, Louis of Casper, Wyo., and Clyde of Fort Collins, and 3 sisters, Mrs. M. G. Lafferty, Avondale; Mrs. Clarence Lafferty, of Salida, and Mrs. Mary Benell of Fort Collins. The body will reach Pueblo today at noon, and will be taken to the Whiton mortuary. The time of the funeral has not been announced, but it will probably be Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Deceased was well and favorably known in Pueblo, and his untimely taking away will be mourned by a large circle of relatives and friends. Mr. Bartles was a civil engineer by profession, and was interested in a number of public enterprises in this vicinity.

Bartles, Leo
Leo Bartles – Pueblo Chieftain – April 16, 1918 – Seeks Information – Son Wants to Learn about His Father's Naturalization Papers – County Clerk Highberger yesterday received a telegram from Joseph L. Bartles, located at Camp Custer, Michigan, urgently requesting information by wire as to his father's naturalization papers or his birth certificate. Young Bartles states that he is a candidate for an army commission but cannot secure the same without the requested information concerning his father, Leo Bartles who died here in 1895 or 1896. Mr. Highberger at once got busy on the telephone in search of the information desired, but up to office closing time had been unable to locate it.

Bartles, Theodore W. Jr.
Theodore W. Bartles, Jr. – Pueblo Chieftain – February 28, 1919 – Relative of Pueblo Persons Died In Denver – Theodore W. Bartles, Jr., former state swimming champion, died at his home in Denver yesterday. He had only been discharged from the naval service in which he enlisted during the war. Death was caused by pneumonia super induced by influenza. Mr. Bartles was well known in Pueblo being a cousin of Mrs. G. G. Weathers of this city and he has other relatives here. He was married and had a daughter three years old.

Bartlett, Frank (Infant of)
Infant Bartlett – Pueblo Chieftain – November 21, 1919 – Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bartlett died at a local hospital yesterday morning. Interment will be in Brookside Cemetery at Rye, Colo., today. Arrangements in charge of Davis & Vories.

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, Jennie E.
Jennie E. Bartlett – Pueblo Chieftain – December 28, 1919 – Mrs. U. T. Krause was called to Detroit, Michigan, by the illness and death of her sister, Mrs. Jennie E. Bartlett. Miss Bartlett died December 19. She was well known in Pueblo having visited here on numerous occasions.

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

Bartlett, Nellie
Nellie Bartlett – Pueblo Chieftain – March 17, 1919 – Nellie Bartlett, age 24 years, died at 107 East Evans Ave., March 16. Body at Whiton's. Pueblo Chieftain – March 18, 1919 – The funeral of Nellie Bartlett was held from the Whiton Chapel last evening at 8 o'clock. The Rev. J. H. Ketchum conducted services. Mrs. J. C. Hayse and Miss Dorothy Galliher sang, "Shall We Gather at the River," and "Rock of Ages." The burial will take place at Colorado Springs today.

Bartlett, Rosella J.
Rosella J. Bartlett – Pueblo Chieftain – January 15, 1917 – Died at Denver, January 11, Rosella J. Bartlett, beloved mother of Miss Adeline Bartlett and Samuel L. Bartlett, formerly of Pueblo.

Bartley, Elva
Elva Bartley – Pueblo Chieftain – January 1, 1920 – Elva Bartley, daughter of Mr. Mrs. Percy Bartley, died at a local hospital yesterday. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock from McCarthy Funeral Chapel. Burial Roselawn Cemetery.

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 (fiancι 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.

Bartley, John
John Bartley - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 1919 - Prominent Sheet Man Dies – John Bartley, aged 75 years, died at a local hospital November 22 after a short illness. Mr. Bartley was one of the pioneers of Colorado, having come here from County Downs, Ireland, in the early seventies. He served as assessor of Bent County before the later division into four counties. At his death he was a well known sheep rancher of Primero. He leaves to mourn him a wife, Mrs. Mary Bartley, 1701 Claremont, three daughters, Mrs. Charles Durbin of Florence, Kansas, Wanda and Madge, at the family home; three sons, J. Ralph of Pueblo, Lee of Lamar, and Thomas at the family home. The funeral will be held Monday at 9 o'clock from St. Patrick's Church. Rev. Fr. Barry will say mass for the dead. Burial will be in family lot in Roselawn, in charge of McCarthy. Pueblo Chieftain – November 24, 1919 – The funeral of John Bartley will take place this morning at 8:30 from the residence, 1701 Claremont Ave. and from St. Patrick's Church at 9 o'clock. Burial will be made in Roselawn in charge of the McCarthy Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain – November 25, 1919 – The funeral of John Bartley was held from St. Patrick's Church yesterday morning at 9 o'clock. Rev. Father Monahan said mass for the dead. Jeff Fitzpatrick sang "Ave Maria," and the children's choir sang the Requiem mass. The flower bearers were Mrs. H. H. Shafer and Mrs. J. M. Jackson. Pallbearers: E. D. Masterson, B. L. Brifey, T. M. Fleming, T. H. Cloud, C. T. Taylor, and John Baty. Interment in the family lot in Roselawn.

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.

Bartoli, Ermenio
Ermenio Bartoli - Pueblo Chieftain - May 5, 1918 - Erminio Bartoli, age 35 years, died at his home, 1023 Elm Street, yesterday after an illness of two weeks. He was an employee of the C. F. & I. Co., and was very popular among his fellow employees. Survived by his wife and three small children. The body is that McMinn's Undertaking Parlors and the funeral announcement will be made later. Pueblo Chieftain - May 6, 1918 - The funeral of Ermenio Bartoli will be held this afternoon at 1:30 p.m. from his late residence, 1023 Elm Street, and at 2 o'clock from Mt. Carmel Church. Rev. Father Rizzi will conduct the services. Interment will be in the family lot in Roselawn in charge of the McMinn Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain – May 7, 1918 – The funeral of Erminio Bartoli was held yesterday afternoon at 1:30 from his late residence, 1023 Elm St. and at 2 o'clock from Mt. Carmel Church. Rev. Father Rizzi conducted the services. The floral offerings were very beautiful and numerous, completely filling one automobile. The funeral cortθge was one of the longest in Pueblo for some time. Interment was in the family lot in Roselawn in charge of the McMinn Undertaking Company.

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.

Bartolo, Mary Rafelita
Mary Rafelita “Rafie” Bartolo – Denver Post – August 11, 2007 – Mary Rafelita (Rafie) Bartolo, of Thornton. Born to Benjamin Trujillo & Sadie Romero in Trinidad, CO on October 23, 1946. She peacefully passed on Aug. 8th, 2007. She is the beloved wife of Michael Bartolo, Sr., is survived by three children, nine grandchildren, numerous relatives & friends. Funeral service will be Monday 10:30A at Victory Church, 116th & Sheridan. Viewing from 2:00P to 8:00P Sunday at Horan & McConaty, 9998 Grant Street, Thornton.

Barton, Alice
Alice Barton – Pueblo Chieftain – August 11, 1918 – Alice Barton, age 55 years, died at a local hospital after a short illness yesterday afternoon. She leaves a father, of Sulfur Springs, Ark., and a brother of Kansas City, Mo. The body was removed to the United Funeral Home and the funeral will be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain – August 12, 1918 – The body of Alice Barton is being held at the United Funeral Home awaiting the arrival of relatives from the East. Pueblo Chieftain – August 15, 1918 – The funeral of Alice Barton will be held this morning at 10 o'clock from the United Funeral Home. Interment will be in Roselawn.

Barton, James F.
James F. Barton – Pueblo Chieftain – October 18, 1918 – James F. Barton, age 62 years, died at a local hospital early yesterday morning after a short illness. He was formerly a conductor on the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad and retired several years ago on account of ill health. He was a member of the D. W. 36 Order of Railroad Conductors. Survived by his son, A. R. Barton, traveling for Armour & Co., at Albuquerque, N.M. The body is at McMinn's parlors. Funeral announcement later. Pueblo Chieftain – October 20, 1918 – The funeral of James F. Barton was held yesterday morning at 10 o'clock from the McMinn Funeral Chapel. Rev. Cecil T. Garnett conducted the services, which were private. Mrs. John Remple, accompanied by Miss Garnett sang "Sometime We'll Understand," and "Beautiful Isle." The pallbearers were: Gideon Baker, Charles Tolman, John Knebel, Frank White, O. L. Hirst, and N. F. Mahar. Interment was in the family lot in Roselawn.

Barton, John C.
John C. Barton – Pueblo Chieftain – June 4, 1918 – John C. Barton, age 71 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. A. Blaine, 1300 East Evans Ave., yesterday evening. Mr. Barton came to Pueblo, nine months ago to make his home with Mrs. Blaine. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Meade, of Kansas City, and Jay of Anselmo, Neb., six daughters, Mrs. C. A. Blaine of Pueblo, Lena Barton and Bernadine Barton of El Dorado, Kan., Mrs. Effie Curd, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Mrs. Gertrude Wilson of Omaha, Neb., and Mrs. Ada Parsons of Anselmo, Neb. The remains are in charge of Davis-Vories and the funeral arrangements will be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain - June 7, 1918 - The funeral of John C. Barton was held from the Davis & Vories Chapel yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. J. H. Ketchum had charge of the services, assisted by Mrs. L. M. Johnson and Mrs. George C. Litz, accompanied by Mrs. J. M. Jones, who sang, "There'll be No Dark Valley," "Home of the Soul," and "Abide with Me." The pall bearers were F. T. Brooks, William Trenkinshuh, F. H. Land, W. T. Twombly, W. A. J. Hill, and Harry Raven. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful. Interment was made in Mountain View Cemetery.

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.

Bartosch, Frank J.
Frank J. Bartosch – Pueblo Chieftain – July 12, 1918 – Frank J. Bartosch, age 23 years, died at a local hospital yesterday morning. Mr. Bartosch was born in Waterloo, Wisconsin, May 1, 1895. He went to Denver several years ago, where he engaged in the jewelry business. He came to Pueblo several months ago for medical treatment. Surviving him are one brother, and one sister, W. M. Bartosch, and Miss Mary Bartosch of Denver. The remains will be forwarded by the McCarthy Undertaking Company to Waterloo, Wisconsin, for burial, accompanied by Miss Mary Bartosch.

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, Estelle
Estelle Bassett – Pueblo Chieftain – May 18, 1918 – Estelle Bassett, age 1 year, died in this city yesterday afternoon. The funeral will be held from the Whiton Chapel this morning at 10 o'clock and the interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery.

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.

Bassham, Clyde (Infant of)
Infant Bassham - Pueblo Chieftain – January 25, 1918 – The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Bassham, 624 W. 8th St., died at the family home early yesterday morning. The body is at the Davis & Vories Undertaking parlors.

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,?Jan. 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, Ernest
Ernest “Marty” Bastian - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2014 - Ernest “Marty” Bastian, 67, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Feb. 21, 2014. Full notice to run Saturday. Pueblo Chieftain - March 1, 2014 - Ernest “Marty” Bastian, 67, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Feb. 21, 2014, at Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care. Marty was born March 28, 1946, in Syracuse, Kan., to Fred and Rose (Pruss) Bastian. Marty is survived by his daughter, Tina (Rex) Brider; granddaughter, Ashley of Daleville, Ala.; son, Mark Patterson of Kailua, Hawaii; siblings, Dora Bastian, Nora (Alvin) DeChant and Pete (Dee) Bastian; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Rose; brothers, Lee Bastian and Michael Bastian; and sister, Betty Gray. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 3, 2014, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel.

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.

Batchelor, Eleanor
Eleanor Batchelor - Pueblo Chieftain - February 3, 1918 - Eleanor Batchelor, three month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Batchelor, died at the family home, 925 West Tenth Street Friday night. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence. Rev. A. J. Waller will officiate. Interment will be in Mountain View in charge of the United Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain – February 4, 1918 – The funeral of Eleanor Batchelor was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence, 925 W. 10th St. Rev. A. J. Waller conducted the services and Mrs. W. J. Head sang "Safe in the Arms of Jesus" and "When He Cometh." Interment was in Mountain View in charge of the United Undertaking Company.

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, Catherine
Catherine Bates – Pueblo Chieftain – April 6, 1919 – Dies in Ambulance – Mrs. Catherine Bates, age 40 years, died in an ambulance that she was being hastened from a passenger train to a local hospital yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Bates, accompanied by a daughter, Miss Naoma, left Canon City yesterday for Denver to visit friends and relatives in that city. She was stricken ill on the train and upon the arrival of the train here, Dr. J. A. Black was called. He ordered the woman removed to a hospital, but she died a few minutes before the ambulance reached the hospital. Mrs. Bates is survived by her daughter and two sons, and a sister, Mrs. Tena Swanberg of Denver. The body will be sent to Denver today by the McMinn Undertaking Company, accompanied by the daughter and a son. Pueblo Chieftain - April 7, 1919 - The body of Mrs. Catherine Bates was forwarded to Denver yesterday by the McMinn Undertaking Company accompanied by the son and daughter.

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, H. L. Miles (Mrs.)
Mrs. H. L. Miles Bates – Pueblo Chieftain – September 12, 1919 – Dies in Monte Vista – Mrs. H. L. Miles Bates died at Monte Vista and 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, according to a message reaching Pueblo last evening. No cause for the death was assigned in the message. Mrs. Bates was formerly an art teacher in the low, been prominent in all circles here 8 years ago. She is survived by a daughter and 2 sons, all of Pueblo, Mrs. W. D. Hatfield, Emmet Bates and Frank Billings. They all left last night for Monte Vista, and funeral arrangements will not be made until they arrived there.

Bates, Isabel
Isabel Bates – Pueblo Chieftain – January 7, 1918 – Mrs. Isabel Bates, age 33 years, wife of Albert Bates, died at a local hospital in this city early yesterday morning after a long illness. She came to Pueblo from Kansas City, Kansas, last March in hopes of benefiting her failing health, but her condition gradually grew weaker until the end came yesterday. While only a resident of this city a short time she made many friends who will be grieved to learn of her death. She is survived by her husband, Albert Bates, who is employed at the yard office of the D. & R. G. Railroad, two daughters, Alberta and Dorothy, one son, George, and one brother, George Burton, employed as watchmen at the Continental Oil Company. The body is at the McMinn Undertaking Parlors. Funeral announcement will be made later. Pueblo Chieftain – January 8, 1918 – The funeral of the late Isabel Bates will be held tomorrow morning at 8:30 o'clock from the McMinn Mortuary parlors and at 9 o'clock from St. Patrick's Church. Requiem high mass will be celebrated by Rev. Father Barry. Interment will be in the family lot at Mountain View Cemetery.

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. Pueblo Chieftain - January 3, 2012 - Several Puebloans among noteworthy deaths in 2011 - Several noteworthy Puebloans passed away in 2011. James Bates, who died at the age of 83, retired from the U.S. Army in 1978. The full colonel's final command was running the Pueblo Depot Activity Development Authority.

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, Cora Elsie
Cora Elsie Battles – Pueblo Chieftain – April 18, 1919 – Cora Elsie Battles, age 39 years, died at a local hospital last evening. She came to this city 18 years ago making at her home. She leaves a husband, Frank Battles, and a son, William of 822 Brown Ave., a father and a mother, Mr. and Mrs. A. I. Reeves of 812 Brown Ave., and two brothers, William. H. Reeves of 815 Beulah Ave., and Harvey Reeves of Denver, Colo. Body at United. Pueblo Chieftain – April 19, 1919 – The funeral of Cora Elsie Battles will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 from the residence, 822 Brown Ave. George Telfer will officiate. Interment will be in Mountain View in charge of the United Undertaking Co. Pueblo Chieftain – April 20, 1919 – The funeral of Cora Elsie Battles will be held this afternoon at 2:30 from the residence, 822 Brown Ave. Mr. George Telfer will officiate. Interment in Mountain View in charge of the United Undertaking Co. Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 1919 - The funeral of Cora Elsie Battles was held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 from the residence, 822 Brown Avenue. Mrs. George Telfer conducted the services. Mrs. L. M. Johnson and Mrs. George Litz accompanied by Mrs. J. M. Jones sang "Just When I Need Him Most," "Somewhere the Sun is Shining," and "God Will Take Care of You." The flower bearers were Miss Margarite Evans, Miss Sophronia Popp, Miss Mildred Wolf, and Mrs. H. Burnett. The pall bearers were Mrs. B. R. Long, Mrs. Geo. Foster, Mrs. W. Popp, Mrs. S. Allen, Miss Lena Harfelt, and Miss Louise Harfelt. Interment in Mountain View in charge of the United.

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.

Baugh, Robert
Robert Baugh - Pueblo Chieftain - December 2, 1917 - The funeral of the late Robert Baugh was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the McCarthy Funeral Chapel. Many friends attended the services and the floral offerings were many and beautiful. The interment was in Roselawn Cemetery.

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, Anthony
Anthony Baum - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 1917 - Baum's Condition Reported Serious - Anthony Baum, who was seriously injured Thursday by falling from a scaffold being used in the construction of a new schoolhouse at Pinon, Colo., is reported to be in a critical condition at the St. Mary's Hospital. Baum in falling fell on his left side, fracturing his hip, collarbone, and a rib. On account of his advanced age it is considered by the attending physician, Dr. J. A. Black, that it will take some time for the healing of the broken bones. Black also stated that it would be some time before anything definite could be said concerning Baum's recovery. Baum was contractor for the new school house and was working on the scaffolding at the time of the accident. Pueblo Chieftain - July 2, 1917 - Anthony Baum Succumbs to Injuries Received in Fall - Anthony C. Baum, 52, widely-known Pueblo contractor, who was injured last week when he fell from scaffolding on a school house he was erecting at Pinon, died as a result of his injuries, in a local hospital last night. Baum had been a resident of Pueblo for the past 29 years, coming here from St. Louis, Mo., to engage in contracting work. He was one of the most prominent of contractors here and has had the construction of some of Pueblo's largest buildings under his direction. He was instrumental in the construction of the Congress Hotel, First national Band building, St. Leander's school, the Ben Ton apartments, and other business blocks, together with hundreds of Pueblo's most attractive homes. He is survived by his father, Christian Baum of Genevieve, Mo., three brothers, Charles of Pueblo, Henry at Fowler, and Frank of San Francisco, Calif.; three sisters: Mrs. L. Wood of Pueblo, Mrs. Lee Blackburn of Los Angeles, and Miss Mary Baum of Antigo, Wis. Also he is survived by a son, Julius living near Nepesta, and seven daughters, Cecillia, Beatrice, Josephine, Genevieve, Anna, Elizabeth, and Edith of Nepesta. Baum was a member of the Pacific Woodmen, and Knights of Columbus, and St. Boniface Society. The remains were removed to McCarthy Funeral parlors and funeral announcements will be made later. Pueblo Chieftain - July 3, 1917 - The funeral of the late Anthony C. Baum will take place from the residence of his sister, Mrs. Ethel Wood, 1531 East Seventh Street, Thursday at 8:30 and from St. Leander's Church at 9. Rev. Father Timothy will conduct the services and members of Pueblo Council 557, Knights of Columbus, and Pueblo Camp No. 2, Woodmen of the World, will attend the services. Interment will be in the family lot in Roselawn Cemetery under the direction of the McCarthy Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain - July 4, 1917 - Pueblo Builders Honor A. C. Baum - The Pueblo Builders Association at the last meeting of the organization adopted the following resolutions in memory of A. C. Baum. Whereas, God, in His infinite mercy has seen fit to remove from our midst our friend and brother, Anthony C. Baum, and Whereas, the community has lost a worthy citizen, and this association a good member: Therefore it be Resolved, That the Pueblo Builders' Association, extend to the family of our deceased brother, its heartfelt sympathy in this hour of bereavement. Resolved Further That a copy of these resolutions be spread upon our records, a copy sent to the bereaved family, and also to the daily press. Signed E. S. Whitlock, M. Marble, Risley Ferguson. Pueblo Chieftain - July 6, 1917 - The funeral of the late Anthony C. Baum was held yesterday from the residence of his sister, Mrs. Ethel Wood, 1531 East Seventh Street, at 8:30 and from St. Leander's Church at 9. Rev. Timothy, assisted by Revs. Cyprian, Albert, and Aemilian, conducted the services and read the funeral mass. A choir composed of Mrs. Luke MacLean, Mrs. Lee Cates, Mrs. John McGann, Jeff Fitzpatrick and Joseph Griesemer, sang the requiem. The church was filled to its capacity with the many friends of the well known and beloved man and members of the St. Boniface Church Society, Pueblo Council 557, Knights of Columbus, and Pueblo Camp No. 2, attended the services. The floral offerings were extremely beautiful and many large and beautiful designs were in evidence. Father Timothy delivered a most beautiful eulogy on the life of Mr. Baum. Mr. Jeff Fitzpatrick sang "Don't You Mind the Sorrows and the Tears," and Mrs. McGann sang "Ave Maria." The pall bearers were Edward Schmitt, John Schaukowitz, Henry Zarp, Joseph Weltc, Henry Markert, and Joseph C. Roy. The flower bearers were George Morrissey, Henry C. Schmidt, and A. A. Armstrong. The interment was in the family lot in Roselawn Cemetery.

Baum, Earl
Earl Baum – Pueblo Chieftain – March 9, 1919 – Earl Baum, formerly of Pueblo, died in Phoenix, Arizona, March 6, according to word received here yesterday. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. M. J. Siteherd of Omaha, Nebraska. Baum was a traveling salesman for the Ridenour-Baker Mercantile Co. of this city until he became stricken with the illness which later caused his death. After leaving the employ of the Ridenour-Baker Co. he accepted a position as bookkeeper on the Cudahy Ranch but later was forced to enter a sanitarium in Denver on account of his failing health. He leaves a great many friends in this city who knew him during his brief residence in this city.

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, J. H.
J. H. Baxter – Pueblo Chieftain – November 7, 1918 – Death in Family – J. H. Baxter, attorney of Paonia, his father and his wife, all have died of influenza. Mrs. Baxter as well as her husband was socially prominent. She was Miss Lillian Adams of Denver, a favorite contralto singer.

Baxter, Jesse J.
Jesse J. Baxter – Pueblo Chieftain – November 2, 1918 – Jesse J. Baxter, age 26 years, died at a local hospital yesterday morning. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Stella Baxter, and three small children, all sick in the hospital; his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Baxter, of Lexington, Kentucky, and several brothers and sisters, all of Lexington. The remains are at the Davis-Vories parlors and the funeral arrangements will be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain – November 3, 1918 – The remains of Jesse J. Baxter are being held at the Davis-Vories parlors awaiting instructions from his family. His wife and children are in the hospital.

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, Lillian
Lillian Baxter – Pueblo Chieftain – November 7, 1918 – Death in Family – J. H. Baxter, attorney of Paonia, his father and his wife, all have died of influenza. Mrs. Baxter as well as her husband was socially prominent. She was Miss Lillian Adams of Denver, a favorite contralto singer.

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, Phyllis
Phyllis Baxter - Pueblo Chieftain - January 24, 2014 - Phyllis Baxter, 87. Full notice later. Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 2014 - Phyllis (Boyden) Baxter, 87, passed away Jan. 21, 2014, at home. Friends and family were with her. Phyllis was born to Sam and Nova Boyden in Delta, Colo. She moved to Pueblo in 1962 with her husband, Dave Baxter. Dave and Phyllis were very active with Al Kaly Mule Train and traveled extensively. Phyllis was a longtime member of the Pueblo Optimists Club. Phyllis was educated in accounting and spent the majority of her time in Pueblo serving as the payroll supervisor at School District 60, from which she retired. She then developed and enjoyed a successful career with VALIC Investments. Preceded in death by her husband, Dave; her brother, John Boyden; and her stepson, Davie Baxter. She is survived by two sons, John Charles Hallock (Sherry Baumgart) of Tucson, Ariz., and James Hallock (Linda) of Loveland, Colo.; two stepdaughters, Charla Colson of Denver, Colo., and Pat Felder (Paul) of Delta, Colo.; and a daughter-in-law, Debbie Baxter of Liberty, Kan. She also is survived by 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. We appreciate the wonderful and loving care Leticia Escalante and her niece, Ann Boyden, provided Phyllis. We also want to recognize Cheryl Hindsley and Sandra Bradley for treating Phyllis like family and helping her in so many ways. Frontier Hospice (4718 N. Elizabeth St., Suite A, Pueblo, CO 81008) provided exceptional care, to which we encourage contributions for those wishing to recognize Phyllis' life. Phyllis will join her husband in Lamar in their final resting place. A celebration of Life is planned for March, for which details will be provided at a later date.

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.

Bay, John
John Bay - Pueblo Chieftain – December 21, 1918 - John Bay, son of Mrs. Emelie Bay, died at 1144 East Routt Avenue, December 20. Body at McCarthy's. Pueblo Chieftain – December 22, 1918 – The funeral of John Bay will take place this afternoon at 3 o'clock from McCarthy's Funeral Chapel. Burial at Roselawn.

Bay, Sadie
Sadie Bay – Pueblo Chieftain – July 12, 1918 – The body of Mrs. Sadie Bay was forwarded yesterday morning by the United Undertaking Company to Denver, Colo., accompanied by the relatives.

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.

Bayouk, John
John Bayouk – Pueblo Chieftain – January 6, 1919 – John Bayouk, age 59 years, died at 1226 Bohemia Ave., January 5. Body at McMinn's. Pueblo Chieftain – January 7, 1919 – The funeral of John Bayouk will be held Sunday morning at 10 o'clock from St. Mary's Church. Rev. Father Cyril will say mass. Interment in Roselawn in charge of the McMinn Undertaking Co. Pueblo Chieftain – January 8, 1919 – The funeral of John Bayouk will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the McMinn Chapel. Rev. Father Cyril Zupan will conduct the services. Interment will be in Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain – January 10, 1919 – The funeral of John Bayouke was held yesterday morning at 10 o'clock from the McMinn Funeral Chapel. Rev. Father Peter Zupan conducted the services. Interment in Roselawn.

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.

Bayza, Emma
Emma Bayza – Pueblo Chieftain – April 13, 1918 – Emma Bayza, age one year, died at the home of her parents, 1210 Elm St., last night. The body was removed to the United Funeral Home and the funeral will be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain – April 15, 1918 – The funeral of Ejuni Bayza was held yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence, 1210 Elm St., and 3:30 from Mount Carmel Church. The Rev. Father officiated. Interment was made in Roselawn in charge of the United Undertaking Company.

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, Deborah K.
Deborah K. Beach - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 2013 - Deborah K. Beach, 58, made it home to glory on Aug. 23, 2013. She was preceded in death by her mother, Violet Hall. Deborah is survived by her father, Albert Hall; loving husband of 40 years, Dennis Beach; daughters, Denise (Daniel) Wright, DeeAnna Beach and Dawn Soto; grandchildren, Lysa, Trevor, Sebastian, Kristin, Sergio, Hannah, Daniel and Amaris; sister, Lynette (Terry) Haslinger; son-in-law, Marcos Soto; niece, Alina Haslinger; nephew, Nathan (Katy) Haslinger; and numerous extended family and friends. Deborah was a strong woman of God, who showed His love to all with whom she came into contact, and she will be greatly missed. Visitation, 5 to 8 p.m. today, and funeral service, 10 am Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, both at George McCarthy Historic Chapel, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

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.

Beach, Kitty
Kitty Beach – Pueblo Chieftain – August 4, 1918 – Death of Mrs. L. B. Beach at Denver – Mrs. L. B. Beach, nee Kitty House, died in Denver yesterday morning, and the funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Rogers Undertaking establishment in that city. Mrs. Beach was a resident of Pueblo for more than 30 years and had a host of friends among the old timers of this city who will regret to learn of her death. She has been a semi--invalid for a number of years, but was brave and courageous and cheerful throughout her long-suffering. About two years ago the family moved to Denver and have since resided there.

Beadle, Elijah H.
Elijah H. Beadle – Pueblo Chieftain – October 18, 1917 – Elijah H. Beadle, aged 72 years, died in this city yesterday forenoon. The body is at the Whiton Mortuary parlors awaiting instructions from relatives in Arriba, Colorado. Pueblo Chieftain – October 19, 1917 – The body of the Elisha H. Beadle was forwarded by the Whiton Mortuary to Arriba, Colorado, last evening.

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 3023½ 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.

Bealmer, Margaret
Margaret Bealmer – Pueblo Chieftain – August 21, 1918 – Margaret Bealmer, age 45 years, died at the family home 18 miles northeast of Boone yesterday. The funeral will be held from the home today and interment will be made in Highlands Cemetery at Boone. Arrangements by Davis-Vories. Pueblo Chieftain – August 22, 1918 – Margaret Bealmer, age 46 years, died at her home, 18 miles North East of Boone. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon and the interment was made in Highlands Cemetery, Boone, Colo. Arrangements in charge of Davis & Vories.

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.

Beaman, Brian
Brian Beaman - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 2014 - Brian Beaman, 44, of Pueblo, passed away Jan 5, 2013. Survived by his children, Marissa and Brian Jr.; mother, Graceile Stillwell; sibling, Kay (John) Barker. He was currently a student studying for a law degree. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel.

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.

Bean, Eva A.
Eva A. Bean – Pueblo Chieftain – November 18, 1919 – Eva A. Bean died at Los Angeles, November 17. Body in charge of Davis-Vories. Pueblo Chieftain – November 20, 1919 – The funeral of Eva A. Bean will be held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Davis-Vories funeral Chapel. Pueblo Chieftain – November 21, 1919 – The funeral of Mrs. Eva A. Bean was held from the Davis-Vories Chapel yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. J. H. Ketchum officiated. Mrs. W. V. Codding, accompanied by Mrs. S. A. Dent, sang "Gathering Home," "I Shall Be like Him," and "Only Remembered by What We Have Done." The pall bearers were D. W. Turner, H. L. Nichols, George W. Truse, and L. G. Johnson. Interment was made in Roselawn Cemetery.

Bean, Harry Burdett
Harry Burdett Bean – Pueblo Chieftain – December 11, 1918 – Harry Bean Dies – Harry Burdett Bean, age 46 years, died at the family home, 209 West Adams Ave., Monday. For the past 21 years he has been in the employ of the Rio Grande as railway inspector. He was a member of the Railway Carmen's Union of America and of Banner Circle, Women of Woodcraft, of this city. He leaves a wife, daughter Lura, four sons, Harry, Ray, Roland, and Donald, all of the family home; one sister, Mrs. May Robinson of Post, Texas, and one brother, Ora Bean, of Colorado Springs. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the United Funeral Home. Rev. F. A. Hatch will officiate. Interment will be in the family lot in Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain – December 11, 1918 – The funeral of Harry Burdett Bean will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the United Funeral Home. Interment will be in Roselawn.

Bean, Ruth Ella
Ruth Ella Bean – Pueblo Chieftain – December 15, 1918 – Ruth Ella Bean, age 17 years, died at 209 West Adams Ave., December 14. Survived by husband, Donald, parents, three sisters, one brother. Funeral today from United Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain – December 16, 1918 – The funeral of Ruth Ella Bean was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the United Funeral Home. Rev. C. M. Benight officiated and Mrs. J. R. Arnett and Rev. C. M. Benight sang "Jesus Savior of My Soul," and "Safe in the Arms of Jesus." Interment was at Roselawn.

Bear, Earl
Earl Bear – Pueblo Chieftain – February 7, 1918 – Earl Bear, age 30 years, well-known and popular young man, died at a local hospital yesterday afternoon after a long illness. He was born at El Moro, Colorado, and came to Pueblo when a small child and has resided here continuously. Mr. Bear was formerly employed on the D. & R. G. R. R. As brakemen and during his long years of service made many friends. Survived by his father, Robert Bear, two sisters, Mrs. James O'Brien residing at 33 Block X, and Miss Irene Bear at present in Washington, D. C., working for the government; one brother, Fred, residing at 33 Block X, and an aunt, Mrs. Emma Val Verde of Clayton, New Mexico. The funeral, which will be private, will be held this afternoon at 1:30 from the McMinn Funeral Chapel and at 2 o'clock from St. Patrick's Church. Rev. Father Schimpf will conduct the services. Interment will be in the family lot in Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain – February 8, 1918 – The funeral of Earl Bear was held yesterday afternoon at 1:30 from the McMinn Funeral Chapel and at 2 o'clock from St. Patrick's Church. Rev. Father Schimpf conducted the services. The floral offerings were profuse and beautiful. The pall bearers were E. H. Stewart, Frank Thomas, John Frawley, Oscar Menger, P. H. Medrais, and Oscar Menger. Interment was in the family lot in Roselawn.

Bear, Robert
Robert Bear – Pueblo Chieftain – March 3, 1918 – Robert Bear, age 61 years, well-known Denver and Rio Grande railroad conductor died at a local hospital this morning where he was taken a few days ago for medical treatment. Mr. Bear had not been in the best health for a few years, but his sudden illness and death will come as a great shock to his hundreds of friends. He came to Pueblo about 30 years ago and entered the employ of the D. & R. G. as conductor, which he held until recently when he retired on account of an injury. He was one of the most popular men in the service and was familiarly known as "Bob" among his fellow employees. Just three weeks ago his son Earl passed away and no doubt the grief of that death hastened his own demise. Mr. Bear was a member of Division No. 36 Order of Railroad Conductors of this city. He is survived by two daughters, Irene, now in Washington, D. C., Mrs. J. J. O'Brien, residing at the family home, 33 Block X, one son Fred, residing at the family home, three brothers, Frank of Trinidad, Aaron of Ideal, Colo., and Anthony of Denver, Colo., one sister-in-law, Mrs. Paz Valverde of Clayton, N.M. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 8:30 from the family home and at 9 a.m. from St. Patrick's Church. Rev. Father Schimpf will celebrate Requiem high mass. Members of Division No. 36, Order of Railroad Conductors, will act as pall bearers and interment will be in the family lot in Roselawn in charge of the McMinn Undertaking Company.

Beard, George F.
George F. Beard - Pueblo Chieftain – February 26, 1919 – Yeager, Charged With the Murder of Beard Saw Sproules Kill Officer W. W. Green – Frank Yeager, confined in the county jail on the charge of murdering George F. Beard in the Empress rooming house last fall, was a star witness against Clifford Sproules being tried for the murder of W. W. Green. Yeager, under guard, was brought from the county jail and placed upon the witness stand late yesterday afternoon. He was interrogated by the district attorney as to his residence for months past in the county jail, and coolly replied to the question of Attorney Dye for the defense, as to why he was in jail, that he was under a charge of murder. He stated that he had now been a resident of Pueblo for three years, one month and three days. Mr. Hughes asked him what cell he occupied in the jail, and if it was so located that he could see clearly what happened with regard to the murder of Mr. Green. "I was sitting at the door of my cell, No. 1, and could see clearly all that happened. Mr. Green came first, Renegar next, and Sproules last toward the bullpen. Mr. Green reached up with the key in his right hand to unlock the box lock; just then Sproules struck him over the head with the gun twice, and as he reeled from the force of the blows, Sproules shot him twice, grabbed the keys and escaped down the stairway." A vigorous cross-examination failed to shake his statements in the least. John Renegar referred to above, is the man who died suddenly at a local hospital several days ago after being pronounced well enough to be taken back to jail.

Beard, Herman
Herman Beard – Pueblo Chieftain – July 20, 1918 – Herman Beard, age 49 years, a well-known stockman of Silt, Colo., where he had extensive farming interests, died at a local hospital yesterday. Mr. Beard came to Pueblo two weeks ago for medical treatment. He is survived by one brother, Senate Beard. The remains will be forwarded today by the McCarthy Undertaking Company to Silt, Colo., for burial accompanied by the brother of the deceased. Pueblo Chieftain – July 21, 1918 – The remains of Herman Beard of Silt, Colo., who died in this city Friday, were forwarded yesterday by the McCarthy Undertaking Company to Silt for burial.

Beard, John F.
John F. Beard - Pueblo Chieftain – July 14, 1918 – The remains of John F. Beard will be sent by Davis & Vories to Bloomington, Ill., some time today. Pueblo Chieftain – July 15, 1918 – The body of J. F. Beard yesterday was sent to Bloomington, Ill., by Davis & Vories Undertaking Company for interment. The body was accompanied by R. E. Hilburn, Secretary of the Pueblo local of the Switchman's Union of North America.

Beard, Laura
Laura Beard - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 1917 - Laura Beard, age 61 years, died late Wednesday night at a local hospital. The body was removed to the Whiton parlors and the funeral will be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 1917 - The funeral of Laura Beard was held at the Whiton Chapel yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The burial was in Roselawn Cemetery.

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.

Beardsley, Lois
Mrs. Lewis Beardsley - Pueblo Chieftain - April 4, 1917 - Mrs. Lewis Beardsley, aged 43 years, died in this city yesterday morning. The body is being cared for at the Whiton Mortuary, and the time of the funeral will be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 1917 - The funeral of Lois Beardsley was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Whiton Chapel. Interment Roselawn.

Beattie, Cyril
Cyril Beattie – Pueblo Chieftain – October 9, 1917 – Cyril Beattie, age 20 years, died at a local hospital early yesterday morning. The remains are at Davis-Vories Undertaking Company, awaiting word from his father, Daniel Beattie of Sterling, Colorado.

Beattie, Sarah
Sarah Beattie - Pueblo Chieftain – October 10, 1917 – The body of Sarah Beattie was sent by the Davis & Vories Undertaking Company to Sterling yesterday, accompanied by the father.

Beatty, Harry Thillis
Harry Thillis Beatty – Pueblo Chieftain – August 31, 1918 – Harry Thillis Beatty, the five-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Beatty, died at the family home, 1216 East Evans Ave., early yesterday morning. Funeral services will be held from the home this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. F. A. Hatch will conduct the services. Interment will be made in Mountain View Cemetery in charge of Davis-Vories. Pueblo Chieftain – September 1, 1918 – The funeral of Harry Thillis Beatty was held from the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Beatty, 1216 Evans Ave., yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. F. A. Hatch conducted the services. Mrs. L. M. Johnson and Mrs. George Litz, accompanied by Rev. F. A. Hatch, sang "Jewels," and "Among the Stately Lilies." Many beautiful flowers surrounded the little casket. Interment was made in the family lot in Mountain View Cemetery, in charge of Davis-Vories.

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, Jasper N.
Jasper N Beaty – Pueblo Chieftain – April 28, 1917 – Last Tribute for the Late J. N. Beaty – Wealthy Arkansas Valley Man Interred at Manzanola Yesterday – Hundreds of friends from various sections of the Arkansas Valley, yesterday attended the funeral of the late Jasper N. Beaty, held at Manzanola. Several Puebloans were present to attend the services, conducted by Dr. J. F. Findley of the Christian Church of La Junta. Mr. Beaty was one of the pioneer builders of the Arkansas Valley and was wealthy. He owned property in many towns and his estate includes several valuable pieces of property in this city. He died at his home at Manzanola on Wednesday. Mr. Beaty came to the Arkansas Valley with his brothers in 1869 and settled in Manzanola where they went into the stock business. They were successful in their methods of conducting business and they were not long in obtaining large tracts of land and eventually massed a fortune. Deceased was one of the men who laid out the town of Manzanola, was a member of the firm Beaty Mercantile Co. in that town, and was interested in the bank at Swink and was also interested in the firm of Beaty-Reynolds Trading Co. of that town. His landholdings over this and other counties are very extensive. He was a stockholder in the Colo. Savings & Trust Co. and has been a director of that institution since it was organized some years ago. J. W. Beaty, with whom the deceased was associated in a business way since coming to Colo., died in the year 1913. Mrs. J. N. Beaty, wife of the deceased, died in the year 1911. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Fred Haver, of Pueblo, and one son, R. R. Beaty, who resides in Manzanola.

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.

Beaumont, Samuel
Samuel Beaumont - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 1919 - Samuel Beaumont, aged 5 months, died September 16, at 1207 Elm Street. Body is at McCarthy's. Pueblo Chieftain – September 18, 1919 – The funeral of Samuel Beaumont took place yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence, 1207 Elm St. Burial at Roselawn in charge of McCarthy's.

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, Earl W.
Earl W. Beauvais - Pueblo Chieftain – December 6, 1918 – Killed in Action – Earl W. Beauvais, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Beauvais is of Stillwater, Minn., was killed in action on October 14, 1918. He came to Pueblo 3 years ago and became one of the employees of the Henkel-Duke Mercantile Co. He enlisted in June, 1917, and was sent across to France in February, 1918. Pueblo Chieftain – January 1, 1919 – In Memoriam – Whereas, it has pleased Almighty God, in his inscrutable providence, to call to a higher realm our beloved brothers, Daniel Clement Fenton, John S. Shiller, and W. E. Beauvais is, who laid down their lives on the battlefield of France, therefore it is Resolved, That every Knight of Columbus throughout the land feels a personal pride in the heroic sacrifice made by them so nobly and unselfishly, upon the altar of their country. They, in the bloom of youth, gallantly went forward to their death, that tyranny and oppression might not obtain a foothold in the land. They fought and died for principles most sacred to the human heart. Their homes and firesides have been made desolate that those of others might remain in peace and security. Such a sacrifice surely must merit the never ending gratitude of all future generations. The heroism of their death will be a consolation to their bereaved relatives, yet we fully realize the void that has come into their lives by the death of those so near and dear to them. We pray that our Divine Savior who said, "Greater love than this, no man hath, than to lay down his life for his friend," will reward them according to the sacrifice they have made. Resolved, that an annual solemn Requiem high mass be sung for them, the first of which will be Thursday, January 2, at 9 o'clock at St. Patrick's Church; and be it further result Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be sent to the bereaved relatives, one spread upon the minutes of the Council, and one sent to the local press. Joseph P. Gillen, John McDonald, C. Hill. Ducey, Committee.

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.

Beauvais, Ruth Eden
Ruth Eden Beauvais – Pueblo Chieftain – January 15, 1919 – Death Claims Pueblo Woman – Death claimed a Pueblo woman yesterday whose husband is serving his country "over there." Mrs. Ruth Eden Beauvais, age 24 years, died at St. Mary's Hospital yesterday at noon, of pneumonia – a result of influenza. Lieut. Leo Beauvais, her husband, has been in France with the American Expeditionary Forces for more than a year. Mrs. Beauvais is survived by the husband, a son, Eden, three years old; her mother, Mrs. Francis Eden; one brother, Edward L. Eden; two sisters, Mrs. Paul Zarp and Miss Alice Eden. She was a Centennial High School graduate and a member of St. Leander's Church. The funeral will take place Friday morning at 10 o'clock in the McCarthy Funeral Chapel. Rev. Father Walters will conduct the services. Burial at Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 1919 - The funeral of Mrs. Ruth Beauvais has been postponed pending the receipt of a cablegram from her husband, Lieut. Lee Beauvais in France. Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 1919 - The funeral of Mrs. Ruth Beauvais will take place this afternoon at 3:30 from McCarthy's Chapel. Rev. Father Walters officiating. The burial will be at Roselawn Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain – January 20, 1919 – The funeral of Mrs. Ruth Beauvais was held at 3:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon from the McCarthy's Chapel. Interment was in Roselawn.

Beauvais, Tanner B.
Tanner B. Beauvais - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 2013 - Tanner B. Beauvais, 25, passed away on Sept. 9, 2013, in Aurora, Colo. He was born on Dec. 8, 1987, in Colorado Springs to Kurt and Jacki Beauvais. Tanner is survived by his brother, Dylan Beauvais (Christine); his best friend, Al Scherer (Liz); his loving parents; grandparents, Beverly Beauvais (Colorado) and Robert Smith (Louisiana); uncles: Don Jr. (Carol), Pueblo; Scott (Carla), Parker; Bruce (Andria), Colorado Springs; and Bryan (Dana), Durham, N.C.; aunts: Renee, Pueblo; Tracie (Chris), Louisiana; and Becky (Mark), Arkansas; cousins: Don III (Sarah), Brandon (Kayla), Jennifer (Brandon), Nolan, Nic, Matt, Jeff (Shana), Cody (Jill), Jacqueline (Jacob), Dustin (Tina), Zach (Wendy), AJ (Vanessa), Scottie, Zach, Jessie, Chelsea (Joe), Melissa, Matt, Chris (Francesca), Jonna, Beau, Chad and Cole. Tanner was preceded in death by his grandfather, Donald Beauvais Sr.; grandmother, Carol Ann Smith; and uncle, Larry Beauvais. Tanner graduated from Cheyenne Mountain High School in 2006 and received a bachelor's degree in business from Colorado State University in 2009. Tanner had a successful career at Lockton as an account manager, where his commitment to excellence and customer service will be greatly missed by his fellow employees and clients. Tanner had the uncanny ability to instantly win over a room with his charm, sharp wit and gut-busting humor. You only had to tell him your name once and he would not forget it. He was a valuable member of his community and an honored member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. Tanner took great pride in his work and he approached every task with the conviction of Vince Lombardi and the work ethic of Jerry Rice. A true 49ers fan, Tanner would be the best possible guy you could ever want to see a game with. Whether he was playing shuffle board with his fellow Eagles or helping a friend jump his car, Tanner conducted himself with the utmost integrity and demonstrated nothing short of unwavering commitment to his friends and family. Tanner will be sorely missed. In accordance with Tanner's wishes, no funeral will be held. To sign Tanner's online guestbook, please visit www.legacy.com. In lieu of memorial contributions, please keep Tanner in your heart and remember him for the wonderful person he was. "Once a man has made a commitment to a way of life, he puts the greatest strength in the world behind him. It's something we call heart power. Once a man has made this commitment, nothing will stop him short of success." Vince Lombardi

Beauvais, Wilfred Earl
Wilfred Earl Beauvais – Pueblo Chieftain – December 5, 1918 – Is Killed in Action – Earl W. Beauvais has been killed in action, according to word which has been received by his uncle, Jules Beauvais, 1022 E. 10th St. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Beauvais of Stillwater, Minnesota. He came to Pueblo three years ago and entered the employ of the Henkle-Duke Mercantile Company. The deceased was a native of Minnesota, having been born in Stillwater, September 30, 1893. Beauvais enlisted in Company E of the Seventh Regiment of Engineers in June, 1917, and was sent to Camp Leavenworth, where he was located until going to France. He was "sent across" in February 1918 and was killed in action on October 14, 1918. His two cousins, Lee and Lloyd Beauvais, enlisted at the same time as he. Note: Birth: Sep. 30, 1893, Stillwater, Washington County, Minnesota, USA, Death: October 14, 1918, France; Enlisted in the Engineer Corps on June 7, 1917. At the age of 25 he was killed in action at Argonne, France on October 14, 1918 and buried in France. His body was returned to Pueblo and buried at Roselawn October 21, 1921. Note: 25 years. Burial: Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado, USA Plot: 29 278 4.

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, Earl Henry
Earl Henry Becher – Pueblo Chieftain – August 8, 1918 – Day's Casualty List – Marine Casualties – Washington, Aug. 7 – A marine casualty list issued today shows: Earl H. Decher (Becher), Apache, Colo., killed in action. Pueblo Chieftain – August 8, 1918 – 4 Colorado Boys Killed in Action – 1 From Pueblo – Another Coloradoan Dies of Accident and Another is Wounded – Four Colorado boys, among whom was one from Pueblo county were killed in action in France, one died of accident and another was wounded, according to the casualty lists issued yesterday by the government. The boy from Pueblo county is Earl H. Decher (Becher) whose home is given as Apache. He was in the Marines. Pueblo Chieftain – August 11, 1918 – City Briefs – Name Misspelled – A correction to the casualty list appearing in the Thursday paper has been made in a letter received by The Chieftain from Mrs. J. F. Codding. The name as it appeared in the paper was Earl H. Decher, Apache, Colo., and the correction is Earl H. Becher. He was reared in the Rye neighborhood and a star for him is on the service flag of the Rye Home church. Pueblo Chieftain – August 12, 1918 – They Had Word Boy Was Only Injured – Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Becher of Apache, Colo., have received a telegram from the war dept. stating that their son Earl Henry Becher was severely wounded while in action on July 19. The casualty lists recently carried the name of Becher as having been killed in action. As the parents have received no further notice than a telegram they are hopeful that the announcement in the casualty list was a mistake. The telegram which was received on August 7 by Mr. Becher reads: "regret to inform you that cablegram from a broad advises that Private Earl Henry Becher, Marine Corps, was severely wounded in action July 19. Should further details be received you will be notified." Find-A-Grave – Newspaper Unknown - Date Unknown - The body of Earl Henry Becher, 75, who apparently died several days ago of natural causes, was found Monday in the doorway of his cabin, 7 miles west of Rye. Becher, a prospector who had lived in Pueblo County for 30 years, was found by a friend, John Kear of Rye. Kear said he had been checking regularly on the elderly man who had not been feeling well. Becher lived alone. Deputy Coroner Verlyn Peterson said that Becher, who was last seen alive on March 30, apparently suffered a heart attack. No autopsy is planned. Becher served with the Marine Corps during World War I and was a member of the American Legion Post at Rye. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Kathy Medill of Rye and Mrs. Bertha Vandruff of La Jara, and two brothers, Marvin Becher of Rye and Hiram Becher of Apache Junction, Ariz. Note: Earl Henry Becher was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, Colorado. Date of birth was June 18, 1891, and date of death was April 1, 1967.

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, Connie Sue
Connie Sue Beck - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 2013 - Connie Sue Beck, 59, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. She is survived by her daughters, Nicole (James) Bucchino, Beth Scott. Viewing, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Full notice to follow. Please visit Connie's memorial at www.adriancomer.com. Arrangements by Adrian Comer. Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2013 - Connie Sue Beck, viewing, 6 to 8 p.m. today at Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday Oct. 26, 2013, at the George McCarthy Historical Chapel, 400 Broadway. Arrangements by Adrian Comer.

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, John Henry
John Henry Beck - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 1917 - Pioneer Resident of Salida Dies; Result of Fall - John Henry Beck Succumbs to Injuries Thru Fall from a Roof - Injured several days ago when he fell from the roof of a house, John Henry Beck, 60 years old, a resident of Colorado for 40 years, died yesterday. Mr. Beck was a contracting carpenter and sustained the fall that proved fatal while at his work. He lived in Salida continuously for 39 years. He came to this city and engaged in business in 1916. It is a coincidence that the burial of Mr. Beck will take place on the third anniversary of the funeral of his wife. She died in Salida. Mr. Beck was a man of kindly ways and had made many friends during his long residence in this state. He was a member of the Baptist Church and belonged to the Fraternal Aid and the Carpenters' Union. He leaves to mourn his loss one daughter, Miss Marie Beck, of Las Animas, Colo.; two sisters, Mrs. William Day, Mrs. Louis Dawkins of Orange, New Jersey; three brothers, George Beck of Newark, N. J.; William Beck, Bloomfield, N. J., and Charles Beck of Marshalltown, Iowa. The funeral will take place Tuesday morning at 10:30 from the McCarthy Funeral Chapel. Rev. L. L. Hensen will conduct the services, after which the remains will be taken to Salida, accompanied by relatives, where the funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from the Baptist Church. Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 1917 - The funeral of John H. Beck took place yesterday morning at 10:30 in the McCarthy Funeral Chapel. Rev. L. L. Henson conducted the services. Mrs. L. M. Nelson sang, "Saved By Grace," and "Asleep in Jesus." Following the services the body was sent to Salida, accompanied by relatives. Pueblo Chieftain – June 19, 1917 – Beck Funeral – Large numbers of Salida people attended the funeral of John H. Beck, pioneer builder, who died in a Pueblo hospital as a result of a fall from a Salida building.

Beck, Louis
Louis Beck - Pueblo Chieftain – April 4, 1917 – Considered Well, Youth Dies Here of Old Injuries - Louis Beck, Shot Last December, Leaves Hospital, Succumbs Yesterday - A bullet wound received on December 24, which healed up and permitted him to work for two months, yesterday caused the death of Louis Beck, 900 Martin Street, who was shot from ambush in Reno, Nev., as he was walking thru the railroad yards at that place. Apparently recovered from the injury, Beck returned to Pueblo and worked for two months before an operation was necessary a few days ago. Beck's illness and death was not known by local police until yesterday when Coroner Dr. Ray Taylor asked for assistance in securing data on the case following the death. With Detective J. Arthur Grady he went to the home of the young man's parents, 900 Martin Street, where they discovered in what manner he had received the injuries. Beck was working in Reno and was passing thru the railroad yards when he was shot from ambush. He spent several weeks in the county hospital at Reno and was then discharged to come to his home here. He worked for two months when he was attacked with spells of epilepsy. He underwent an operation a few days ago in hopes of improving his condition and died yesterday. Beck was 21 years old and resided in Pueblo for a number of years before going to Reno. The body is being cared for at the Davis & Vories Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain - April 6, 1917 - The funeral of Louis Beck took place yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Sacred heart Church. Rev. Father Murphy officiated. The pall bearers were Joe Broschak, Frank Leo, and Joe Beck. Interment was in Roselawn in charge of Davis and Vories.

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, Walley (Mrs.)
Mrs. Walley Beck – Pueblo Chieftain – July 19, 1919 – Mrs. Walley Beck died at a local hospital July 18. Body at McMinn's. Pueblo Chieftain – July 20, 1919 – The body of Miss Wally Beck was sent to Denver yesterday by the McMinn Undertaking Company. For a number of years she was employed in the P. H. Zang household in Denver and was recently sent to a local sanitarium here for medical aid.

Beck, William
William “Bill” Beck - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 2013 - William “Bill” Beck, 87, passed away Sept. 23, 2013, at Cheyenne Mountain Care Center-Colorado Springs. Bill's professional career included 38 years in the broadcasting industry and he had retired after 15 years of industrial product sales with W.W. Grainger, Inc. Bill was an avid bowler and a lover of sports who loved the Broncos and the Air Force Falcons. Bill, who was known for his charm, humor and wittiness, was the founder and “Chief Forager” of the famous Senior's Lunch Bunch group for widows and widowers. He served in the U.S. Navy and was given an honorable discharge as a medic in 1945. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife of 42 years, Joyce Lea Beck. He is survived by his son, William Beck of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and his brother-in-law, Richard Couch; and sister-in-law, Sharon Couch; and numerous other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations may be made to Serenity Springs Wildlife Center at P.O. Box 112, Calhan, CO 80808. A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 at Swan-Law Funeral Home in Colorado Springs. Since Bill was an avid Broncos fan, the family would love to have everyone wear Broncos colors.

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, Albert L.
Albert L. Becker – Pueblo Chieftain – January 26, 1918 – Albert Becker, well-known resident of Johnstown, Colorado, passed away yesterday at a local hospital following an illness of several months duration. He was 40 years of age and came to Pueblo for his health. He was a prominent ranch man at Johnstown and was a member of the Woodmen of the World. He is survived by his bereaved wife and a host of warm friends. The remains were removed to the McCarthy Undertaking Parlors and will be forwarded this morning to Milliken, Colorado, accompanied by the wife and other relatives. Pueblo Chieftain – January 27, 1918 – The body of the late Albert L. Becker was forwarded yesterday by the McCarthy Undertaking Company to Milliken, Colorado, accompanied by the wife and other relatives. Mr. Becker was a prominent rancher at Johnstown, Colorado, and is survived by his wife and one son, Albert. His father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Becker of Johnstown, one brother, J. G. Becker, three sisters, Mrs. Katie Held, Mrs. Bertha Lamers, and Mrs. Anna Mann.

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.

Beckham, William Thomas
William T. Beckham – Pueblo Chieftain – November 7, 1918 – William T. Beckham, age 55 years, died yesterday. The remains are at the McCarthy Undertaking parlors. The funeral announcements will be made later. Pueblo Chieftain – November 8, 1918 – The funeral of William Thomas Beckham will take place this afternoon at 3 o'clock in the McCarthy Funeral Chapel. Interment in the family plot in Roselawn. Services private.

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.

Beecher, George Frank
George Frank Beecher – Pueblo Chieftain – March 11, 1919 – Suddenly Passes Away – George Frank Beecher, age 53 years, died at his home at Meadow Gardens quite suddenly Monday morning. He has been in his usual good health until three days ago. He has been an engineer on the D. & R. G. for the past 32 years and was a member of the B. of L. F. & E. He is survived by his wife Martha Beecher, and sons: Frank, at the home at Meadow Gardens; Robert, 1306 E. 4th St., and George M. with the 89th Division, Battalion B, 341st Field Artillery, now in Germany; two brothers John and Sebastian, of Pueblo, and two brothers in Montana, and three sisters in Calif. He was a man of sterling character and made a host of friends. The funeral will take place Wednesday at 2 p.m. from McCarthy's Funeral Chapel. Pueblo Chieftain – March 12, 1919 – The funeral of George Beecher will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the McCarthy Funeral Chapel, under the auspices of the B. of L. E. Burial will be at Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain – March 13, 1919 – The funeral of George Beecher took place yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the McCarthy Funeral Chapel. The funeral was under the auspices of the brotherhood of railway engineers. Mrs. J. W. Young, accompanied by Mrs. T. W. Hughes, sang "Abide with Me," and "Nearer, My God To Thee." The flower bearers were A. L. Etstrom, E. B. Ash, F. H. Ginsberg, and John Carr. The pallbearers were: G. F. McCrillis, J. D. Baty, J. W. Young, G. M. Lillis, C. R. Casenhiser, A. O. Willow, A. W. Young, and R. M. Allison. Interment was at Roselawn.

Beeman, Glen Alvin
Glen Alvin Beeman – Pueblo Chieftain – June 7, 1919 – Postman Dies – Glen Alvin Beeman, age 20 years, died at 219 E. 2nd St., yesterday morning. He was born in Vineland, Colo., and has made his home here for the past 2 years, being employed as a mail carrier. He is survived by his mother, 8 brothers and 2 sisters. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Davis-Vories Chapel. Pueblo Chieftain – June 8, 1919 – The funeral of Glen Alvin Beeman will be held from the Davis-Vories Chapel this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in Roselawn Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain – June 9, 1919 – The funeral of Glenn A. Beeman was held from the Davis-Vories Chapel yesterday afternoon. Rev. C. N. Benight conducted the services, assisted by Miss Eleanor Thomas and Eva Parker. The pallbearers were Robert and Lee Danielson, Robert Wiley, James Wiley, Cynith Heldinger. The flower bearers were Kenebeth Burton, Charlotte and James Beeman and Roy Shepler. Burial Roselawn.

Beeman, Harry
Harry Beeman – Pueblo Chieftain – March 7, 1918 – Harry Beeman, age 5 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Beeman, died at the home of his parents five miles East of Boone, yesterday morning. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from 1307 Cypress St. Interment will be in Roselawn in charge of the McMinn Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain – March 8, 1918 – The funeral of Harry Beeman was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of his aunt, 1307 Cypress St. Rev. T. B. Tyre, pastor of the Bethel M. E. Church, conducted the services which were very impressive. Mrs. C. C. White and Mrs. W. H. Minnick sang "Precious Jewels" and "Safe in the Arms of Jesus." A number of friends gathered at the home and the floral offerings were beautiful. Interment was in the family lot in Roselawn. Arrangements were in charge of the McMinn Undertaking Company.

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.

Beggs, Minnie Adell
Minnie Adell Beggs - Pueblo Chieftain – November 9, 1918 – Mrs. Minnie Adell Beggs, age 59 years, died at a local hospital yesterday afternoon of influenza. Deceased is survived by her husband, John Beggs, who is at present in San Francisco, Calif., and two daughters, Mrs. Stella Alexander of Castle Rock, Colo., and Mrs. Clemie Tarkington of Cobra, Neb. The body is at Davis & Vories.

Beggs, Robert H. (Prof.)
Prof. Robert H. Beggs – Pueblo Chieftain – June 23, 1917 – Former Puebloan on Way to France – Harold Beggs Joins Automobile Unit for Service on War Front – R. Harold Beggs, former D. U. student and well known in Pueblo, having engaged in automobile tire business here for some time, left last night for France. Beggs will drive an ammunition truck in an American automobile unit that is now being formed to leave for France. Beggs, who lives in Denver, but who has been in Chicago connected with the Marshall Field Co., was informed that he had been chosen a member of the unit at a Red Cross luncheon in Denver Wednesday. Beggs was leading in giving cheers for the Red Cross workers who had obtained exceptional results, by virtue of his being yell leader of the Denver University cheering section two years ago. He was just preparing for a rousing cheer when a telegram was handed him informing him that he was to leave at once for France. A fellow yell leader read the telegram to the assembled Red Cross workers, who tendered Beggs a grand ovation. He will be under the indirect command of General Pershing's sections. His duties will be to convey ammunition to the firing line and bring in the wounded. When war was declared he was east and after a short time enlisted in the regular Army, but was later rejected because of a defective foot. A physician treated the member, Beggs refusing to be left out of the fight, and he was declared, after some treatment, to be physically fit for service. It was at this time that Beggs decided to return to Colo. He wrote the adjutant general offering his services and the services of his car. The matter was considered by those concerned and Beggs was entered into the automobile unit. He will be in France before the middle of July it is thought. Beggs is the only son of Mrs. Robert Beggs, widow of Prof. R. H. Beggs, who was for 35 years principle of Whittier School and half owner of the Crews-Beggs Department Store. His father died in 1914, leaving an estate of between $200,000 and $400,000. Beggs was proprietor of the Beggs Rubber Co. while in Pueblo.

Beghtel, A. Lorene
A. Lorene Beghtel - Montgomery & Steward - December 5, 2013 - A. Lorene Beghtel, 89, passed away on Nov. 22, 2013. Survived by children, Cheryl (Rick) Parker, Vicky Broska, Barb (Gary) Poitras and John Beghtel; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles Beghtel. Lorene was born in Villegreen, Colo. on Jan. 26, 1924, to John and Mollie Frecka. Viewing, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mon. Dec. 2, 2013, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tues. at First Church of the Nazarene, 84 Stanford. Interment following the service at 2 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery in La Junta.

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.

Behrens, William
William Behrens - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 1917 - William Behrens, well know resident of the city for the past twenty-three years and proprietor of a grocery and market at 700 West Fourth Street, died yesterday at a local hospital following an illness of three years' duration. Mr. Behrens was well known in the city and had a wide circle of friends, all of who will regret to learn of his death. He was born in Rock Island, Ill., forty-five years ago and moved from there to Pueblo where he had since made his home. He was married to Miss Maude Proffitt in this city fourteen years ago and is survived by his bereaved wife and two daughters, Myrtle and Welma, also three sisters, Mrs. Amelia Lavanway, Miss Edith Johnson, and Miss Emma Behrens, all of whom were at his bedside when he passed away. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America, of Rock Island, Ill. The remains were removed to the McCarthy parlors and the funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon from the McCarthy Funeral Chapel . Rev. L. L. Henson, pastor of the First Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will be in the family lot in Mountain View Cemetery.

Beilstein, William
William Beilstein – Pueblo Chieftain – October 26, 1919 – William Beilstein, age 64 years, died at the family residence, 1015 W. 16th St., last night, following an illness of 7 months duration. Mr. Beilstein was known and highly respected in Pueblo, where he has resided for the past 35 years. He was one of the oldest employees of the Santa Fe railroad, being in their employee for 25 years. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World Camp No. 2, O. R. E. and B. R. C. of A., and the Pilgrim Congregational Church. Surviving him is his wife, one son, Charles, and 3 daughters, Mrs. Ida Doyle, Ada Thomas, and Mrs. Blanche Burnett. The funeral will take place Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the McCarthy Funeral Chapel, W. T. Hilton officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain – October 27, 1919 – The funeral of William Beilstein will take place Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the McCarthy Chapel. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain – October 28, 1919 – The funeral of William Beilstein will be held from the McCarthy Chapel today at 2:30 o'clock. Burial Mountain View. Pueblo Chieftain – October 29, 1919 – The funeral of William Beilstein was held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 from the McCarthy Chapel. Rev. C. M. Benight conducted services. H. E. Clucas sang "Abide with Me." Pall bearers were: R. Smith, George Kizlin, S. W. Thomas, W. P. Rawlins, J. L. Hayden, and J. C. Adams. Burial in family lot in Mountain View.

Beitel, Henry
Henry Beitel - Pueblo Chieftain - July 2, 1917 - Henry Beitel, aged 68 years, died in this city early yesterday morning. The body is being cared for at the Whiton Mortuary pending instructions from a son in Davenport, Iowa. Pueblo Chieftain - July 4, 1917 - The remains of Henry Beitel were shipped to Lovilia, Iowa, yesterday by the Whiton Mortuary.

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, Flora Vigil
Flora (Vigil) Belarde – Colorado Springs Gazette – April 13, 2008 – November 26, 1921 - April 10, 2008. Flora Belarde, 86, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on April 10, 2008 at home. She was a longtime resident of Colorado Springs and cooked in many local restaurants. Flora was born on November 26, 1921 in Julnar, Colorado to Joe and Francis (Espinoza) Vigil. Flora loved going to Cripple Creek and dog races, she enjoyed her artwork and working in the yard, but her true passion was cooking for, and being with, her family. They were her life. She was a member of Assembly of God and Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Trinidad when she resided there. Surviving Flora are her three children: George Belarde, Rose Ann (husband John) Santistevan and Frances McKenna; eleven grandchildren: Dennis R., James R., Johnny, Kirt, Joseph, Diane, Benjamin, Robert, Rose Lee, Jackie, Meranda Lee Hillman, and Deanna; nephew Jim Montoya; thirty-one great-grandchildren; eleven great great-grandchildren; brother Pefanio Vigil; three sisters: Rose Brazeal, Sarah Hendry and Fermena Ulibarri and numerous extended family members and friends. Her husband Steve Belarde; son Benjamin, who was killed in Vietnam, daughter Leola, sisters: Delphie Bustos and Premenai Trujillo, brothers: Raymond and Joe Vigil, grandson: Troy Jeffers, and her parents preceded her in death. A visitation will be held from 2-4:00 p.m. with Funeral Services following at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 14, 2008 at the Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses. Burial will follow on Tuesday at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Belarde, George L.
George L. Belarde – Colorado Springs Gazette – May 7, 2013 – George L. Belarde, age 75, a resident of Colorado Springs since 1960 and formerly of Trinidad, Colorado, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2013 at a local care center. He had retired from the maintenance department of Colorado College and had previously been the owner and operator of the Big Steer Restaurant on Platte Avenue. George was born on December 6, 1937 in Gulnare, Colorado to the late Steve and Flora (Vigil) Belarde. He was a 1955 graduate of Holy Trinity High School in Trinidad. He was a wonderful cook and shared many recipes and delicious meals with his family and many friends. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church - Southgate. He will be best remembered for his love of family, the trips to Cripple Creek and his faithful canine companion, "Baby." He is survived by his beloved sisters: Rose Santistevan (husband, John); and Frances McKenna (companion, Eddie Sandoval) of Colorado Springs; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Leola Hillman; and his brother, Benjamin Belarde. A visitation is planned from 5:00 - 7:00 pm on Wednesday evening at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. A reception will then be held at the Valkyrie Community Room, 129 Bonfoy Avenue. Blessed be his memory.

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, Steven J.
Steven J. Belarde - 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"?by 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,?Raymond 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. 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.

Belasco, Frances
Frances Belasco – Pueblo Chieftain – April 9, 1919 – Frances Belasco, infant, died April 7 at 119 North Victoria Ave. Burial yesterday by McCarthy's.

Belcher, Evelyn
Evelyn Belcher – Pueblo Chieftain – October 15, 1918 – Evelyn Belcher, wife of W. M. Belcher, age 40 years, died at the family home, Brighton, Colo., Sunday. She is survived by her husband and three children, Mrs. J. A. Belcher of this city, Mrs. G. Bowman and Miss Jennie Belcher residing at Brighton. The family formerly lived in Pueblo and is well known here. The body arrived last night and private funeral services will be held in the Whiton Chapel this afternoon at 3 o'clock. The burial will be in the family lot in Mountain View Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain – October 17, 1918 – The funeral of Mrs. Evelyn W. Belcher was held at the Whiton Chapel yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Services of the Church of the Latter Day Saints were conducted by Elder O. Victor Belnap, assisted by Elder Litchfield. A quartet composed of Elders Belnap and Litchfield, Miss Lilly M. Falkner, and Miss Minnie Jardine, sang "Oh My Father," a duet, "Some Time Somewhere," and Elder Belnap sang as a solo "Shall We Meet." The burial was in Mountain View Cemetery.

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, Arthur
Arthur Bell - Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain - May 23, 1873 - Trinidad - A Double Tragedy - A Well Known Citizen Shot Dead - Rapid Retribution - The data from which we compile the following account of the murder and hanging in Trinidad, on Tuesday last, was obtained from a gentleman who came up from that place on the stage yesterday, and was in the town when the bloody events transpired. The murderer, a fellow known about Trinidad as a bad, troublesome, dangerous man, for nearly two years past, whose name was supposed to be Ed Clark, was about to take possession of and build a house upon a lot on the hill belonging to Barny J. O'Niell, a quiet and worthy citizen. Mr. O'Niell hearing of this attempt to rob him of his property, spoke to Clark about the matter on the principal street of the town, about one o'clock, and the two started in the direction of the disputed lot. A few minutes after this, firing was heard on the hill, and it was soon ascertained that O'Niell had been shot and killed by Clark. Upon examination it was found that three pistol shots had taken effect upon the body of O'Niell, either of which would have proven fatal, and that besides inflicting these deadly injuries, the fiendish murderer had beaten his victim over the head with his revolver. As soon as the bloody deed was done, Clark attempted to escape, but the sheriff of the county was on hand with commendable promptness, and arrested him at once, and took him before a magistrate for a preliminary trial. While he was in the justice's office, a large crowd of citizens gathered around and finally took forcible possession of his body, carried him to a vacant building, examined into the details of the horrible murder, and put it to the vote of all present, whether or not he should be hung at once. The voice of the people was for hanging, and this just sentence was executed with commendable promptness. How swiftly punishment follows the perpetration of crime, in this instance will be understood, when it is known that the murder was committed shortly after one o'clock, and the execution was over before three o'clock of the same afternoon. In this case there was no masquerading or night business. All was done by good citizens, without disguise of any kind, and in broad and open daylight. Whatever consequences may follow, the citizens of Trinidad are prepared to meet them like determined men who have performed a deliberate act. Just before the murderer was executed, he said his real name was Arthur Bell, and that Clark had been assumed, probably to enable him to escape the punishment of former crimes.

Bell, Charles Dennis
Charles Dennis Bell - Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home - December 12, 2013 - Charles Dennis Bell, 89, passed away on Dec. 4, 2013. Survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Ruth Bell of Pueblo; sister, Dorothy Hoagland of Denver; children, Stephanie Koeniger of Anchorage, Alaska, Milton Bell of Sparks, Nev. and Phyllis Moor of The Villages, Fla.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Melva Bell. Charles was born in Hays, Kan. on Nov. 18, 1924. He graduated from CU in 1949, with a BS in Electrical Engineering and worked for Southern Colorado Power Company from 1949 to 1964. Charles then retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. having worked from 1964 to 1984. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Charles was the Commanding Officer of the Pueblo Navy Reserve Unit and retired from the Navy Reserve at the rank of Commander after 24 years of service. He was past president of Jaycees and Navy League, past commander of Colorado Yacht Club and was a member of the Professional Engineers of Colorado. He enjoyed fishing, sailing, golf and outdoor activities. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Celebration of life, 3 p.m. Dec. 16, 2013, at Villa Pueblo Towers Penthouse, 1111 Bonforte Blvd. with Karen Burnham and Randy Short officiating. Memorials may be made to Rye Home Methodist Church Memorial Gifts Fund, PO Box 70, Rye, CO 81069.

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, Emma
Emma Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - February 4, 1917 - The body of Mrs. Emma Bell will be forwarded to Denver today by the McCarthy Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain - February 5, 1917 - The remains of Mrs. Emma Bell were forwarded to Denver yesterday by the McCarthy Undertaking Company.

Bell, Herbert E.
Herbert E. Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 1917 - Herbert E. Bell, aged 50 years, passed away last evening in the city. The body was removed to the Whiton parlors awaiting instructions from relatives in Grand Junction, Colo. Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 1917 - The funeral of Herbert E. Bell took place from the Whiton Chapel yesterday morning at 9 o'clock. Mrs. H. E. Bell from Grand Junction and Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Westover from Denver attended the funeral. Interment was in Roselawn.

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, M. A. (Mrs.)
Mrs. M. A. Bell – Pueblo Chieftain – November 7, 1918 – Mrs. M. A. Bell, age 95 years, died at the family home, 210 W. 13th last evening. Short private service will be held at the home this afternoon and the body will be taken to Foster, Mo., by her daughter, Miss Bell. The arrangements are in charge of the Whiton Mortuary.

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, Nellie May
Nellie May Trinkle Bell – Denver Post – December 6, 2009 – Bell, Nellie May Trinkle, known as Nell, 99, died peacefully on November 24, 2009 in Washington, DC. A long-time resident of South Denver, she was well known for her caring, happy and forceful spirit, her lovely garden, and her community activities. She was born April 3, 1910 on a homestead near Alliance, Nebraska. Orphaned at nine, she nevertheless made her way to Chadron State College and then to the University of Nebraska where she graduated in 1930. When in college she had a summer job at Estes Park and fell in love with the Colorado Mountains vowing to return. In 1937 when she was the head dietician at Baltimore City hospital, she met her husband, Robert Bell, an intern and importantly a native of Colorado. Six months later in December, they were married. They returned to Colorado, first to Louviers in 1945 and then to their home in South Denver where they lived for over 50 years. She was active in a wide range of community activities including the local schools, the National Cancer Society, and local hospital and church support groups. She ran the Cub Scout den at the Home for Dependent Children. At age 78, she volunteered to help teach children to read at University Park, the public school her children had attended. She inspired 20 other seniors to join her in what became a model program. In 1994, at age 84, she was nominated for the Helen Phelps Award for her outstanding volunteer service. She loved the outdoors, the mountains and hiking, and, of course, gardening. She transformed a barren lot on the plains into a celebrated garden complete with Japanese trimmed evergreens inspired by her visit to Japan. She was a principal advocate of converting the abandoned railroad right of way near her home into the Historic Buchtel Boulevard Trail. She was a strong Democrat and an early and enthusiastic supporter of Barack Obama proudly voting for him in her last election. One granddaughter summed her up: "Tough as nails, she taught me to love with my whole heart, to fight and to stand up for what is right, to create, sew, garden, cook, bake, to look at the birds and the wonders that surround us all each and every moment." She is survived by her daughter, Catherine of San Ramon, California, and her two sons, Robert and Joseph, both of Washington, DC, nine grandchildren, and four great grandsons and one great granddaughter, born in August whom she met with great delight a month before her death. A memorial service was held with family and friends at the home of her son Robert in Washington. Her ashes will be buried in Trinidad, Colorado in the family plot next to her husband of 55 years. Her will ended with the words, "I have really enjoyed life!"

Bell, Robert F. (Dr.)
Dr. Robert F. Bell – Denver Post – March 6, 2003 – Dr. Robert F. Bell, 90, of University Park, Denver, died Sunday at home. He is survived by his wife, Nell; his three children, Catherine, Robert, and Joseph; nine grandchildren; one great-grandson; and his sisters, Elizabeth Taylor and Jane Mabry of Trinidad. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Saturday, at the chapel of the Iliff School of Theology, Denver University. Denver Post – March 16, 2003 – Dr. Robert F. Bell, 1912 – 2003 – Dr. Robert F. Bell died in his sleep on Sunday morning March 2 at his University Park, Denver home of 53 years. A Colorado native, he was born in Trinidad in 1912, one of eight brothers and sisters, the third generation of a territorial pioneer family. He grew up in Trinidad and Denver. As a high school student he was a state finalist in the Edison Boy contest, a contest intended to find the brightest scientific minds in the country. He attended the University of Colorado, receiving his medical degree from the University in 1937. He subsequently interned at Baltimore City Hospital and the University of Maryland and was a lecturer at Johns Hopkins. During the War he was the Medical Supervisor of the Indiana Ordinance works in Charlestown, Indiana. He returned to Colorado in 1945 where he was the plant physician at DuPonts Louviers plant and was engaged in general practice, one of only two doctors serving all of Douglas County. In 1950 he moved to Denver and was in private practice until 1961. Beginning in 1951 he was a member of the University of Colorado medical faculty; he was head of the Division of Industrial Medicine from 1961 to 1982, engaged principally in research. He also consulted extensively with industry on occupational medicine. He was a national expert in pneumonoconiosis and related lung diseases, serving on many governmental and medical society committees. He was the principal investigator in a number of studies including studies for the US Public Health Service, the Colorado Heart Association, and the Atomic Energy Commission. He was a Member of the Permanent Commission of the International Association of Occupational Health, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Occupational Medicine and the American College of Preventive Medicine. His medical interests extended broadly, and during the course of his career, apart from occupational medicine, he did internships and post graduate work in internal medicine, psychiatry, general surgery, radiology, nuclear physics and biostatistics. Dr. Bell was a gifted amateur pianist, an artist, and a first-class fly fisherman. As a boy he ground his own telescope and retained a great interest in astronomical and other scientific matters right up to his death. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Nell; his daughter Catherine of Berkeley, California, two sons, Joseph and Robert, both of Washington, DC; nine grandchildren; one great-grandson; and two sisters, Elizabeth Taylor and Jane Mabry of Trinidad. His ashes are to be interred in the family plot in Trinidad.

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.

Bell, William A.
William A. Bell – Pueblo Chieftain – December 8, 1919 – William A. Bell, age 65 years, died at Boone December 7. Survived by 3 sons. Body at Davis-Vories.

Bell, William L.
William L. Bell – Pueblo Chieftain – December 23, 1918 – William L. Bell, age 25 years, died at a local hospital December 21. Body is to be sent to Canton, Ohio, by McCarthy's. Pueblo Chieftain – December 24, 1918 - The body of William L. Bell was sent yesterday by the McCarthy Undertaking Company to Canton, Ohio, for interment.

Bell, Willie E.
Mrs. Willie E. Bell – Pueblo Chieftain – August 24, 1917 – The funeral of Mrs. Willie E. Bell, wife of A. D. Bell, will take place this afternoon at 3 o'clock in the McCarthy Funeral Chapel. Rev. A. J. Sutton will conduct the services and the interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain – August 25, 1917 – The funeral of the late Mrs. Willie E. Bell, wife of A. D. Bell, was held yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the McCarthy Funeral Chapel. Rev. A. J. Sutton conducted the services which were very impressive. Many friends attended the services and beautiful flowers were in abundance. Mrs. R. T. McCarthy sang "Abide with Me," "Rock of Ages," and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." The pallbearers were: Roland Colby, E. H. White, S. Hunter, C. W. Herndon, E. Hilton, and Elmer Masterson. Interment was in Roselawn Cemetery.

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.

Bellitti, Vito
Vito Bellitti – Pueblo Chieftain – September 28, 1919 – Vito Bellitti, age 14 months, died September 27 at a local hospital. Body at McCarthy's. Pueblo Chieftain – September 29, 1919 – The funeral of Vito Bellitti will take place this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence on the St. Charles Mesa. Burial will be made in Roselawn in charge of the McCarthy Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain – September 30, 1919 – The funeral of Vito Bellitti was held from the home in St. Charles Mesa yesterday at 3 o'clock. Interment in Roselawn in charge of McCarthy.

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.

Bellville, Charles Franklin
Charles Franklin Bellville - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 1917 - Charles Franklin Bellville, 43, died last night at the family home, 607 West Thirteenth Street, following a brief illness. Mr. Bellville was born in Pueblo on January 21, 1874, and was well known. He is survived by his bereaved mother, Mrs. Sarah Bellville who was at the bedside when death came. Deceased was a member of the following lodges: Moose, Eagles, W. of W. Camp No. 2, and Pueblo Council K. & L. of S. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 from Davis & Vories Chapel Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 1917 - The funeral of Charles Franklin Bellville will take place this afternoon at 2:30 from Davis-Vories Chapel. Rev. Hugh Gary will officiate. Interment will be in the North Side City Cemetery.

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 . . .

Bemis, Glen L. Jr.
Glenn L. Bemis Jr. – Pueblo Chieftain – October 15, 1919 – Glen L. Bemis, Jr., Dead – Glen L. Bemis, Jr., who was born near Meadville, Mo., August 28, 1916, was called to his heavenly home September 27, 1919, age 3 years 29 days. This dear little one has gone to live with the Angels. He leaves to mourn his loss, father, mother, one brother and sister, Leonard and Vivian. The funeral services were held at the Whiton Chapel October 1 at 2:30, Wednesday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. J. H. Ketchum. The remains were laid to rest in Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo.

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 (Tonc‘i), 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, Fernando
Fernando Benavidez - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - November 01, 2004 - Fernando Benavidez, age 89, died October 23, 2004 in Denver, Colorado. He was born September 1, 1915 in Trinidad, Colorado to Alfonso and Juanita (Martinez) Benavidez. A Rosary will be held at noon Friday October 29, 2004 at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A memorial mass will be held at 1p.m. Friday October 29 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family of Fernando Benavidez has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

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.

Benbatti, John (Infant of)
Infant Benbatti – Pueblo Chieftain – October 20, 1918 – The private funeral of the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Benbatti was held from the home, 119 North Mechanic St. yesterday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in Roselawn Cemetery in charge of the McCarthy Undertaking Company.

Benbatti, Mary
Mary Benbatti – Pueblo Chieftain – November 4, 1918 – Mrs. Mary Benbatti died at a local hospital yesterday afternoon. She is survived by her husband at family home, 119 North Mechanic St. Body being cared for by the McCarthy Undertaking Co.

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.

Bendell, Shirley Ann
Shirley Ann Bendell - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2014 - Shirley Ann Bendell, 66, passed away from complications of a successful bone marrow transplant on Feb. 14, 2014, at University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colo. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on March 20, 1947, to Maynard and Edna (Kittinger) Ebert. On Sept. 6, 1981, Shirley married Donald “Don” R. Bendell in Akron, Ohio. They moved to Colorado in 1982. Shirley graduated from CSU-Pueblo with a degree in television film video and started a television film and video production company. She also graduated from and was president of the student senate at Pueblo Community College. Additionally, Shirley was co-owner and a 6th-degree black belt master instructor at Bendell Karate in Pueblo West and previously in Canon City. She was a 1995 inductee into the International Karate & Kickboxing Hall of Fame, only the third woman ever inducted. Shirley was associate producer and a supporting actress in the successful motion picture, “The Instructor,” in 1984, and produced and directed several national award-winning videos. In 1997, she was recognized with the Jefferson Award for her community service and work with women and girls in sexual assault prevention. She started the ARC, All Recovery in Christ program in Canon City, as well as the Canon City chapter of WINGS, and supported many charities. Mrs. Bendell is survived by her husband, Don; children, Donald Ray Bendell Jr. (Ericka), SFC Brent Bendell and SFC Joshua Bendell (Heather); and three stepchildren, Brooke Stark (Burwell), Brenna Husel (Jeff), Britt Bendell (Katherine); 11 grandchildren; sister, Jan Guy (Jerry); and brother, David Ebert. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, two sisters; and two grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at the Holt Family Funeral Home in Canon City, and from 1 to 2 p.m., prior to the funeral service at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Evangelical Free Church in Canon City, Colo. Arrangements are under the care of Holt Family Funeral Home.

Benedetti, Charlotte
Charlotte Benedetti - Huerfano Journal - April 23, 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.

Benesch, Joseph
Joseph Benesch – Pueblo Chieftain – August 25, 1917 – Joseph Benesch, 83 years old, died at his ranch home near Pinon yesterday morning. The deceased came to Colo. from Bohemia, Austria, in 1862. He resided in Denver for 2 years and then took up a homestead at Pinon. Surviving him are 3 daughters, Mrs. Joseph Cykler and Mrs. Clara White of Denver, and Mrs. F. D. Risley of Pinon, also 2 sons, Henry A. Benesch of Avondale, and George L. Benesch of Pinon. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Davis & Vories Chapel. Rev. L. L. Henson will officiate. Interment will be in Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain – August 26, 1917 – The funeral of the late Joseph Benesch will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Davis – Vories Chapel. Rev. L. L. Henson will officiate. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain – August 27, 1917 – The funeral of Joseph Benesch, the Pueblo County pioneer who died last Friday, was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Davis & Vories Chapel. Rev. L. L. Hansen conducted a very impressive service. Mrs. Eleanor Thomas and Miss Willa Vanderslice, accompanied by Miss Vesta Croes, sang "Abide with Me," "Lead Kindly Light," and "Nearer My God to Thee." The pall bearers were W. H. Wright, D. A. Delap, M. S. Southerland, H. R. Steel, S. F. Hayhurst, and E. C. Cash. Interment was in the family lot in Roselawn Cemetery.

Benevidez, Fernando
Fernando Benevidez – Denver Post – October 26, 2004 – Fernando Benavidez of Englewood passed into God's hands on Saturday, October 23. Preceded in death by wife, Hazel Mae; Father of Juanita (Tony) Myers, Richard (Linda) Benavidez, Anthony (Amy) Benavidez, Frank (Margaret) Benavidez, Bernadette (Danny) Hayes and Rita (Four Cats) Benavidez; Brother of Alfonso, Ernestine and Beatrice; Grandfather of Ricky, Shane, Shelly, Monty, Tony, Michael, Kenny, Shawn, Tina, Tanya, Josephine and Samantha; Great Grandfather of eight. Services to be held in Trinidad, CO at a later date.

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.

Benfatti, Salvatore
Salvatori Benfatti – Pueblo Chieftain – May 16, 1918 – Salvador Benfatti, the one-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Sebastiano Benfatti, died in this city Tuesday. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 1 o'clock in the McCarthy Funeral Chapel and 1:30 from Mt. Carmel Church. Pueblo Chieftain – May 17, 1918 – The funeral of Salvatore Benfatti was held yesterday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the McCarthy Funeral Chapel and at 1:30 from Mt. Carmel Church. Rev. Father Rizzi conducted the services. The burial was in Roselawn Cemetery.

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.

Benis, John Lavender
John Lavender Benis – Pueblo Chieftain – September 29, 1919 – John Lavender Benis, age 3 years, died at Orchard Park, September 27. Body at Whiton's.

Benjamin, George
George Benjamin – Pueblo Chieftain – December 15, 1918 – George Benjamin, age 71, died at his residence, 314 W. 6th St. Body at McCarthy's. Pueblo Chieftain – December 16, 1918 – The funeral of George Benjamin will take place Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. from McCarthy's Funeral Chapel. Rev. Mr. Harbert officiating. Funeral under the auspices of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows. Pueblo Chieftain – December 17, 1918 – The funeral of George Benjamin will take place this afternoon at 2:30 at McCarthy's Funeral Chapel, burial at Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain – December 18, 1918 – The funeral of George Benjamin was held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 from McCarthy's Funeral Chapel. Burial Roselawn.

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.

Benko Annie
Annie Benko - Pueblo Chieftain – December 28, 1918 - Annie Benko aged 35 years, late of 301 Spring Street, December 27. Survived by a husband and two children. Body at McMinn's. Pueblo Chieftain – December 29, 1918 - Funeral of Anne Benko Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the McMinn Chapel. Interment in Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain – December 30, 1918 - The funeral of Annie Benko will be held this morning at 10 o'clock from the McMinn Chapel. Rev. Father Cyril Zupan will officiate. Interment will be in Roselawn.

Benko, Julia
Julia Benko – Pueblo Chieftain – October 13, 1919 – Woman Dies Suddenly – Mrs. Julia Benko, age 49 years, died very suddenly at her home, 213 Spring St., yesterday morning. She had just finished her morning meal and Mr. Benko had left for work when she was seized with a sinking spell and expired in a few moments. She had been a resident of Pueblo for the past 25 years and was well and favorably known. Mrs. Benko was a member of St. Anthony's Church and of the St. Ann Society. Survived by her husband and 8 children, Mrs. William Stark of Chicago, Julia, Mary, Antoinette, Stephen, Nicholas, Paul and Anthony. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 9:30 from the home and 10 o'clock from St. Anthony's Church. Rev. Father Joseph will celebrate Requiem high mass. Burial in Roselawn in charge of W. B. McMinn. Pueblo Chieftain – October 14, 1919 – The funeral of Mrs. Julia Benko will be held Wednesday morning at 9:30 from her residence, 213 Spring St., and at 10 o'clock from St. Anthony's Church. Rev. Father Joseph will celebrate Requiem high mass. Interment will be in Roselawn in charge the McMinn Undertaking Co. Pueblo Chieftain – October 16, 1919 – The funeral of Mrs. Julia Benko was held yesterday morning at 9:30 from her home, 213 Spring St., and at 10 o'clock from St. Anthony's Church. Rev. Father Joseph celebrated Requiem high mass. The flower bearers were: Mrs. Monak, Mrs. Rosboril, Mrs. Stack, Mrs. Cassack, Mrs. Colsarak, Mrs. Kera, Mrs. Fuda, and Mrs. Chimah. The pallbearers were: Mrs. Soja, Mrs. Hassay, Mrs. Andrews, Mrs. Burik, Mrs. Simili, and Mrs. Ivns. Burial was in Roselawn in charge of the McMinn Undertaking Company.

Benko, Margaret
Margaret Benko – Pueblo Chieftain – January 19, 1918 – Margaret, the three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Benko, died at the family home, 414 East Ash St. last night. The body is at the McCarthy's Undertaking Parlors and the funeral announcement will be made later. Pueblo Chieftain – January 20, 1918 – The funeral of Margaret Benko will take place this afternoon at 1:30 from the residence, 416 East Ash St. and from St. Anthony Church at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in Roselawn under the direction of the McCarthy Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain – January 21, 1918 – The funeral of Margaret, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Benko, was held yesterday at 1:30 o'clock from the family residence, 416 E. Ash Street, and from St. Anthony's Church at 2. Rev. Mr. Joseph conducted the services. Interment was in Roselawn Cemetery under the direction of the McCarthy Undertaking Company.

Benner, Robert Rice
Robert Rice Benner – Pueblo Chieftain – February 20, 1919 – Finally Got Word – Robert Rice Benner died September 30 from wounds received in battle, and his Paris at Eads have just learned of it, having obtained information by aid of Colo. congressman in Wash.

Bennett, B. R.
B. R. Bennett – Pueblo Chieftain – February 1, 1918 – B. R. Bennett, age 58 years, died at a local hospital last night. The remains are at McCarthy's parlors. Funeral announcement later. Pueblo Chieftain - February 2, 1918 - The body of Mr. B. R. Bennett is being cared for by the McCarthy Undertaking Company, awaiting the arrival of relatives. Pueblo Chieftain - February 3, 1918 - The funeral of B. R. Bennett will take place Monday morning at 10 o'clock in the McCarthy Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain – February 5, 1918 – The funeral of the late B. R. Bennett will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock in the McCarthy Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery.

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, Hugh E. (Mrs.)
Mrs. Hugh E. Bennett – Pueblo Chieftain – September 12, 1917 – Mrs. Hugh Bennett Dead – Mrs. Hugh E. Bennett, wife of Hugh E. Bennett, of this city, a former patrolman, died in La Junta yesterday. She is survived by her husband and an infant daughter. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon in La Junta conducted by Rev. A. J. Waller of this city.

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.

Bennett, Walter O.
Walter O. Bennett - Findagrave.com - Pvt. 1st Class Walter O. Bennett, Birth: unknown, Death: July 20, 1918. Note: Entered service from Vermont. Burial: Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial, Belleau, Departement de Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France

Bennett, William
William Bennett – Pueblo Chieftain – January 24, 1918 – William Bennett, formerly a resident of Denver, died yesterday at a local hospital following an illness of several months. Mr. Bennett was 76 years of age and had been in Pueblo for several years. The body was removed to the McCarthy Undertaking parlors and the funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock in the McCarthy Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery.

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, George C.
George C. Benson – Pueblo Chieftain – February 20, 1918 – George C. Benson, age 46 years, died yesterday at a local hospital following an illness of several years duration. The remains were removed to the McCarthy Undertaking Parlors and the funeral announcement will be made later.

Benson, M. V. B.
M. V. B. Benson – Pueblo Chieftain – January 22, 1919 – Passed Away – M. V. B. Benson died in Denver, the cause being hardening of the arteries, and death being sudden. Mr. Benson was an insurance agent and adjuster and a man of unusual ability and high character. He was located in Pueblo many years and at one time at Montrose; afterward in the northwest.

Benson, Nels
Nels Benson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 1919 - Nels Benson, age 47 years, died January 24, at a local hospital. Funeral 2 o'clock today from McCarthy's. Pueblo Chieftain – January 26, 1919 – The funeral of Nels Benson will take place this morning at 10 o'clock in the McCarthy Funeral Chapel. Pueblo Chieftain – January 27, 1919 – The funeral of Nels Benson took place yesterday morning at 10 o'clock from McCarthy's Chapel. Rev. Peterson conducted the services. Burial in Roselawn.

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.

Bentley, W. C.
W. C. Bentley – Pueblo Chieftain – September 15, 1918 – W. C. Bentley, age 40 years, prominent resident of Las Animas, Colo., died at a local hospital, Friday night after a brief illness. He was a noted musician and a member of the A. F. & A. M. No. 30, and the Yeomen of Las Animas. He leaves a father and two brothers, Victor and John, of Las Animas, and a half brother, Karl M. Frey of 1125 E. 5th St., of this city. The body was forwarded yesterday afternoon by the United Undertaking Company to Las Animas, Colo., accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Karl Fray. Funeral services in that city at 2 o'clock this afternoon.

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.

Benzik, Nicholas
Nicholas Benzik – Pueblo Chieftain – November 12, 1918 – Nicholas Benzik, age 30 years, died at a local hospital yesterday. The remains are at McCarthy's and funeral will be announced later.

Berardi, Florence Evelyn
Florence Evelyn Berardi - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 2013 - Florence Evelyn Berardi, 91, passed away July 22, 2013, in Canon City, Colo. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 26, 2013, at Lakeside Cemetery. Arrangements handled through Holt Family Funeral Home.

Berardinelli, Michael
Michael Berardinelli - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 1917 - The funeral of Michael Berardinelli, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Berardinelli, will take place this afternoon at 1:30 from the late residence, 128 Kelly Avenue and from Mount Carmel Church at 2. Rev. S. M. Giglio will conduct the services and the interment will be in Roselawn under the direction of the McCarthy Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 1917 - The funeral of the late Michael Berardinelli was held yesterday at 1:30 from the late residence, 128 Kelly Avenue and from Mount Carmel Church at 2. Rev. S. M. Giglio conducted the services. The pall bearers were: Joseph Pullaro, Tony Valenti, Dominick De'Marco, and Tony Denero. The flower bearers were: Tom Denaro, Frank De'Marco, and James Mastronardo. The interment was in Roselawn under the direction of the McCarthy Undertaking Company.

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, Jetta
Jetta Bergamo - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - February 12, 2005 - Jetta Bergamo, 89, of Trinidad, Colorado died Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, CO. She was born in Cokedale, CO on May 2, 1915. She was a lifetime resident of Trinidad. Her younger years were spent volunteering for numerous civic organizations. She was a member of Eastern Star and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. She was a longtime member of the First Christian Church of Trinidad. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Bergamo. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Donna (Bergamo) and Gene Gillespie; one grandson, Christopher Gillispie; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Frank and Flora Bergamo; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. The family of Jetta Bergamo has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

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 - Canon City Daily Record – March 29, 2013 – Michael Randall Bergamo (affectionately known by his loved ones as Randy), 48, passed away unexpectedly on March 21, 2013. He was born June 23, 1964 in Trinidad, CO to Frank and Flora Bergamo. Michael enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corp November 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 sixteen 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 Raider 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; fiancι, Darcy Beito and her children, Taylor Fisher and Andy Tyler; step-brother, Frank (Katie) Bergamo; step-sister, 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. 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; fiancι 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 Caρon 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, Bette June
Bette June (Sasser) Berger - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - March 25, 2004 - Bette June (Sasser) Berger, age 76, passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital on April 23, 2003. She was born in Trinidad on June 30, 1926 to Emery Lee Sasser, Sr. and Thelma Ann (Hawkins) Sasser, who were homesteaded in northern New Mexico before moving to California. Bette graduated from high school in Tracy, California and began her working career as an executive secretary/bookkeeper. She met William "Bill" Berger, also born and raised in Trinidad, in California where they were united in marriage on March 7, 1953. Bette and Bill returned to Trinidad in 1972, where she continued her career working for area businesses and later owned and operated the Spinning Wheel. Bette was a member of the Las Animas County Cowbelles, Colorado Cattle Women, the Eastern Star and the Trinidad Elkettes. Bette is survived by her brothers, Emery Lee (Carole Helene) Sasser, Jr. and Kenneth Larry Sasser, nephews Galen, Michael, George, Steven, Ronald, and Timothy Sasser, niece Loreeze Ann Sasser, nephew James (Sandra) Berger and numerous relatives and friends. Her parents, Emery and Thelma, and husband, Bill, preceded her in death. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, April 30 at 1:00 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dave Cook officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Stonewall Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the Stonewall Community Church c/o Dick Owens, 5081 Hwy. 12, Weston, CO 81091 or the Jim Cummings Scholarship Fund c/o Vonnie Cummings, 10537 CR 107.7, Trinchera, CO 81081. Arrangements for Bette are under the direction of the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Berger, Clare Elnor
Clare Elnor Berger – Pueblo Chieftain – October 25, 1919 – Clare Elnor Berger, age 35 years, died at 207 Harrison St. October 24. Body to be sent to Denver by Whiton's.

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. .

Berger, John A. Sr.
John A. "John-John" Berger Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2013 - John A. "John-John" Berger Sr., 39, of Pueblo, July 26, 2013. Arrangements pending. Full notice Thursday. Pueblo Chieftain - August 1, 2013 - John A. "John-John" Berger Sr., 39, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 26, 2013. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joe and Trini Rodriguez and Mark and Rosemary Berger. John is survived by his children, Justus and John Berger Jr.; mother of his children, Valerie Gallegos; parents, Richard and Jan Berger; his mother, Mary Perez; siblings, Fred (Sandra) Rodriguez, Barbara Chavez, Richard Jr. (Josie) Berger and Anita "Mimi" (Ron) Ortega; godson, Ronald Ortega; nieces and nephews, Omi, Rachelle, Trina, Meranda, Destiny, Anthony, Jerry, Joey, Richie, Jeremy, Mario, Zach and Alex; and numerous stepbrothers, stepsisters, aunts, uncles, extended family and friends. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

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. Pueblo Chieftain - October 5, 2009 - Lewis E. Bergevin, Service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Montgomery and Steward Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Orchard of Hope. Pueblo Chieftain - October 6, 2009 - Lewis E. Bergevin, Service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Montgomery and Steward Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Orchard of Hope.

Bergles, Jacob
Jacob Bergles - Pueblo Chieftain – October 15, 1917 – Funeral services over the remains of the late Joseph Tezak and Jacob Bergles, well-known citizens, and members of St. Mary's Church were held yesterday at 10 o'clock and were conducted by the Rev. P. Cyril Zupan, the pastor. The large church was filled to its capacity and hundreds of friends of the deceased residents were present. The church choir sang while the Requiem high mass was celebrated and father Cyril delivered a joint eulogy. Many beautiful floral offerings were banked upon the caskets and members of the S. S. P. Z. and Saints Peter and Paul Societies, turned out in a body and several hundred, preceded the two auto hearses from the residence of each to the church. The funeral cars proceeded to Roselawn Cemetery side by side, following the church services to the strains of the funeral dirge played by Matt Jerman's band. The pallbearers for Mr. Tezak were Jack and Ignatz Papes, Frank Vincent, John Novak, Frank Permand, Anton Zakraisek. The flower bearers were: Matt Josih, Anton Strukel, and John Zgajnor. Those for Mr. Bergles were: Joseph Terkul, Joseph Zodore, Frank Knep, Joseph Jersin, John Zolec, and Frank Mihelek. The interment was in the family lots in Roselawn Cemetery under the direction of the McCarthy Undertaking Company.

Bergrado, Mary
Mary Bergrado - Pueblo Chieftain – November 28, 1918 – The bodies of Ora May Burell, Margaret L. Pendleton, and Mary Bergrado are at United Funeral Home and the funeral announcements will be made later.

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.

Bergstrom, Pamela
Pamela Bergstrom - Pueblo Chieftain - April 5, 2014 - Pamela Bergstrom. Arrangements pending through Imperial Funeral Home. Pueblo Chieftain - April 8, 2014 - Pamela Sue Bergstrom, 58, born Jan. 19, 1956, in Pueblo, Colo., passed away on April 3, 2014. She is survived by her precious son, Jon Ernest (Jill) Bergstrom; sister, Shirley “Sissy” Gilbert; brother, Jim (Shirley) Howrey; twin sister, Pat (Mike) Kelly; brother-in-law, Bob Strain; nieces and nephews, Doug Strain, Chris Howrey, Jennifer Hicks, Bret, Amy and Sean Kelly; also, very special friend, Joanna Goodman. Pam was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Amelia Howrey; her beloved son, Chad Bergstrom; and her sister, Barbara Strain. Pam will be sadly missed by her loving family and friends. Special thanks to Ed Rowley. Private family graveside service will be held at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Berkiluch, Nicholas
Nicholas Berkiluch - Pueblo Chieftain – June 29, 1918 – Nicholas, the one-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Berkiluch, died last evening at the residence, 1728 East Abriendo Ave. The funeral will take place this morning at 9:30 from the residence and 10 o'clock from St. Mary's Church. Services will be private and the interment will be made in Roselawn under the direction of the McCarthy Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain – June 30, 1918 – Private funeral of Nicholas Berkiluch was held from the family home, 1728 East Abriendo Ave., yesterday morning at 9:30 and from St. Mary's Church at 10 o'clock. Interment was in Roselawn Cemetery in charge of the McCarthy Undertaking Company.

Berkley, Joseph
Joseph Berkley – Pueblo Chieftain – October 12, 1919 – Joseph Berkley, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James Berkley, died yesterday morning. The funeral was held from the Davis-Vories Chapel yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Interment was made in Mountain View Cemetery.

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, Cipriano J.
Cipriano J. Bernal - Pueblo Chieftain - April 6, 2014 - Cipriano J. Bernal, 85, born June 20, 1928, in Chacon, N.M., passed away March 28, 2014. Preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Paz Bernal; daughter, LuAnn Skubal; sisters, Beatrice Lucero and Adele Trujillo; brothers, Luis and Joe Bernal; and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law. Survived by his wife of 64 years, Lucille; son, William Dale (Teresa) Bernal; grandchildren, Nick (Jessica), Matt, Dave and Sarah Bernal, Andrea (Jon Holewinski) and Sandi Skubal; and great- granddaughter, Kaleigh. Cip retired from the CF&I Steel Corporation with 37 years of service and the Military National Guard with 37 years of service. He served in the Korean War Company B as Sergeant First Class, 1st BN, 4th Infantry, Reg. 25th Infantry Division. Cip was a lifetime member of Holy Family Parish, Knights of Columbus, American Legion No. 2, Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees, Southern Colorado Seniors Club, Eagles 145, Retired Enlisted Association and the Bessemer Historical Society. Cremation being handled by Imperial Memorial Gardens Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Holy Family Parish, 2827 Lakeview Ave., Pueblo. Reception to follow immediately at the Parish Hall. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.

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, Eulalia G.
Eulalia G. Bernard - Pueblo Chieftain – July 29, 1917 – Eulalia Bernard, age 20 years, wife of Martin Bernard, died last night at the family residence, 322 Lampkin St. The body is at the home in charge of the United Undertaking Company. Funeral announcement later Pueblo Chieftain – July 30, 1917 – The funeral of Mrs. Eulalia G. Bernard will be held this morning at 9 o'clock from her residence, 322 Lampkin St. Interment will be in Roselawn in charge of the United Undertaking Company.

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.

Bernardi, Oscar Franklin
Oscar Franklin Bernardi – Pueblo Chieftain – September 17, 1918 – Oscar Franklin Bernardi, 16-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bernardi, of Farr, Colo., died this morning at a local hospital. The body was shipped to Walsenburg yesterday accompanied by the father and mother. Pueblo Chieftain – September 18, 1918 – The remains of Oscar Franklin Bernard were forwarded yesterday afternoon by the McCarthy Undertaking Company to Walsenburg, Colo., for burial.

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.

Bernstein, Moritz
Moritz Bernstein – Pueblo Chieftain – September 19, 1918 – Died of Self-Inflicted Wound – Denver, September 18 – Moritz Bernstein owner of a string of stores in Huerfano and Alamosa County died at the county hospital today as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Bernstein had been suffering from a growth in his head and had been told by physicians that an operation was necessary. He had undergone a previous operation. Sunday morning he fired a bullet into his brain. It was believed that it might have destroyed the growth. A sudden change in the condition of Bernstein took place early today.

Bero, Paul
Paul Bero – Pueblo Chieftain – October 14, 1918 – Three Men Killed When Auto Misses Bridge Over Arroyo – An automobile accident resulting in the death of three men and serious injury to a fourth, happened shortly after 1 o'clock Sunday morning 21 miles South of Pueblo on the Rye Road. The names of the men killed are Paul Bero, Alex Uttasi, and Steve Calavis, and the name of the injured man, who was taken to the Minnequa Hospital is Nagy. All of the men are believed to be Austrians, and were employed at the Cameron mine 2 miles west of Walsenburg. Dan Predovich was the first person to discover the accident, about 6:30 o'clock yesterday morning. He said that Uttasi was living when the ambulance arrived but died before the ambulance reached the scene. Predovich immediately called up the corner, Dr. Ray Taylor, who notified Davis & Vories, and an emergency run was made to the scene of the accident. When the coroner and Ray Chamblin of Davis-Vories arrived, Nagy could not be found among the ruins of the car, later he was found staggering along the road 8 miles distant. He was rushed to Minnequa Hospital. The bodies of the other three men were taken to the Davis-Vories undertaking establishment. According to a story obtained from a man living near Abbey, the car stopped at his home about 1 o'clock in the morning and the occupants asked him if he had any globes for their lamps as their globes had become broken and they had been running without lights. The men were unable to obtain any globes and continued their journey without lights. Mr. Taylor and Mr. Chamblin believe the men failed to realize until too late that the sharp turn in the road and the bridge were so close and the car fell into the Scrogs Arroyo. All were thrown a distance of 30 feet. Uttasi and Bero were apparently thrown through the windshield as pieces of glass corresponding with that found in the windshield were picked out from the faces of both men; both men sustained concussion of the brain, while Calavis, it is thought, sustained a broken neck. The Ford car was not damaged beyond repair. The four men, it was learned, left Cameron about 11 o'clock Saturday night to visit some other friends in Pueblo, although no known relatives are believed to be living here. This accident is not the first of its kind to happen at this place. August 28, 1917, two men were killed at exactly the same place, and the circumstances were similar. The men killed at that time were Isham Bernard, a stock and ranch man, whose home was at Fowler and Harry Hilvitz. The car in that instant tumbled over the cliff dashing both men to instant death. Pueblo Chieftain – October 16, 1918 – Funeral services were held in the Davis-Vories Chapel yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock over the bodies of Alex Uttasi, Steve Calavis, and Paul Bero, the three Walsenburg men who were killed in an automobile accident on the Rye Rd. Sunday. Rev. Father Cyril Zupan conducted the services and the interment was in Roselawn Cemetery.

Berrard, John
John Berrard - Pueblo Chieftain - June 2, 1918 - John Berrard, age 76, pioneer resident of Walsenburg, Colo., died in this city yesterday. The body will be forwarded by the McCarthy Undertaking Company to Walsenburg for interment. Pueblo Chieftain – June 4, 1918 – The remains of John Berrard were forwarded yesterday by the McCarthy Undertaking Company to Walsenburg, Colo., for burial.

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, Cora E.
Cora E. Berry – Pueblo Chieftain – March 17, 1919 – Mrs. Cora E. Berry, age 51 years, died last evening in this city. She had resided in this city for 18 years. She was a member of the Neighbors of Woodcraft Carnation Circle No. 26. Survived by her sister, Mrs. John Fanning of Pueblo, and two brothers, Charles and Melville Raspach of Oklahoma City, Okla. funeral announcement later by the McCarthy Undertaking Co. Pueblo Chieftain – March 18, 1919 – The funeral of Mrs. Cora Barry will take place Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the McCarthy Funeral Chapel. Rev. Frank E. Eden will officiate. The funeral will be under the auspices of the Carnation Circle, No. 26, Neighbors of Woodcraft. Burial will be at Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain – March 19, 1919 – The funeral of Cora E. Berry will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock in the McCarthy Funeral Chapel. Pueblo Chieftain – March 20, 1919 – The funeral of Mrs. Cora E. Berry was held from the McCarthy Chapel yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Frank E. Eden conducted services. Mrs. Ada Foster sang, "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," and "Sometime We'll Understand." The pallbearers were Mesdames: Hayes, Wilson, Dihaet, Ollman, Ritche, and Mooney. Flower bearers were Mesdames: Stanchfield, Burns, Rogers, Gallagher, Green, and McDonald. Carnation Circle No. 26 exemplified their service at the grave and Mrs. Foster sang "Going Down the Valley." Interment was made in Roselawn.

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 (Matthews) Berry – Colorado Springs Gazette – December 29, 2007 – Donna Jean Berry passed away Dec 25, 2007 in Colorado Springs. Donna was born April 16, 1927 in Florence, Colorado 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, TX, Jim Berry of Colorado Springs, 11 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, her brother Richard H. Matthews, of TX, and sister Phalba L. Stasierowski, of NC. Visitation for Mrs. Berry will be held on Monday 9am until 11 am at Fisher's Peak Community Church in Trinidad. Funeral Service will be held at 11 am on Monday, Dec 31, 2007 in the Fisher Peak Community Church, 10377 Santa Fe Trail with Pastor Bob Swift officiating. Interment will follow in the 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, Jesse W.
Jesse W. Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 1917 - Jesse W. Berry, aged 31 years, died at a local hospital yesterday. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Virginia Berry, residing at 1714 Pine Street this city. He was in the employ of the Standard Oil Company for six years, but more recently had been in the Minnequa plant. The body is being cared for at the Whiton Mortuary and the funeral will be announced later. Mr. Berry was a member of the local lodge of Moose and a Yeoman. Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 1917 - The funeral of Jesse W. Berry will be held at the Whiton Chapel this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends of the family are invited to attend. The interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 1917 - The funeral of Jesse W. Berry was held at the Whiton Chapel yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock and was very largely attended by employes of the Minnequa plant and friends from Bessemer. The Rev. W. T. Hilton conducted the services and Mrs. Hilton, accompanied by Miss Esther Hilton, sang "Rock of Ages," "Jesus Savior Pilot Me" and "The Land of the Unsetting Sun." The pall bearers were Henry Cominsky, Carl Leonard, Henry Moss, Perry Hyde, George Thomas, and William Floyd. The flower bearers were Tommy Perkins and Albert Naden. The interment was in Mountain View Cemetery.

Berry, Junior S.
Junior S. Berry – Pueblo Chieftain – October 21, 1918 – J. S. Berry, age 38, died last night at a local hospital from pneumonia. He is survived by his wife and daughter who are at present visiting in Calif. The remains are at the McMinn Undertaking Parlors. Funeral announcement later. Pueblo Chieftain – October 22, 1918 – Junior S. Berry, age 37 years, died at a local hospital early yesterday morning following a few days illness of influenza. He was well and favorably known in the city and worked at the Hammond & Whitlow Cigar Store on S. Union Ave. Survived by his wife, daughter, five sisters, Mrs. Susan Ball of Granite, Colo., Mrs. W. S. Dolan, Alamogordo, N.M.; Mrs. J. W. Carpenter, 1124 E. 8th St., Mrs. C. H. Dickson, 27 Carlisle Pl.; Mrs. Floyd Price, Portland, Ore.; two brothers, J. W. Berry and R. F. Berry, Sapulpa, Okla. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 3:30 from the McMinn Funeral Chapel. Rev. Hugh T. Gary will conduct the services which will be private. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain – October 23, 1918 – The funeral of Junior S. Berry was held yesterday afternoon at 3:30 from the McMinn Funeral Chapel. Rev. Hugh T. Gary conducted the services which were private. Mr. Harper Gardner accompanied by Mrs. W. B. McMinn sang "Face to Face." The pallbearers were Fields Arthur, Leslie Engle, W. F. O'Neil, W. W. Whitlow, F. J. Schell, and Robert Pearson. Interment was in Mountain View.

Berry, Leta J.
Leta J. Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 1917 - Dies Suddenly - Mrs. Leta J. Berry of Goodpasture is Called - Formerly Resided Here - Mrs. Leta J. Berry aged 30 years, died suddenly early yesterday morning at her home near Goodpasture, east of Pueblo. She formerly lived on the east side in this city and has a large circle of friends. She is survived by her husband, Marion Berry and one daughter, Irene Maxfield. Also by a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kehoe and two brothers, Will and Horace Kehoe, all residing on the ranch near Goodpasture. The funeral will be held at the Whiton Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. The interment will be in the family lot in Mountain View. Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 1917 - The funeral of Mrs. Leta J. Berry will be held this afternoon at 1:30 from the Whiton Chapel. The Rev. W. T. Hilton will conduct the services. Interment will be in the family lot in Mountain View. Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 1917 - The funeral of Mrs. Leta J. Berry was held from the Whiton Chapel yesterday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. The Rev. W. T. Hilton conducted the services and Mrs. Hilton sang, "Nearer My God to Thee," and "Some Time We'll Understand." The pall bearers were T. W. Morgan, T. E. Morgan, Sylvester Hulett, A. A. Hulett, Harrison Baker, and W. H. Baker. The flower bearers were T. J. Morgan and L. L. Pearson. The interment was in the family lot in Mountain View Cemetery.

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, Robert Kimball
Robert Kimball Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - May 15, 2014 - Robert Kimball Berry. Funeral, 10 a.m. today, Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment, 2 p.m., Fairview Cemetery in La Junta.

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.

Berry, Stanley W.
Stanley W. Berry - Davis Mortuary – November 5, 2013 - Stanley W. Berry passed away Nov 3, 2013 at his home in Trinidad. Stan was born in Trinidad on Jan 1, 1952 to Hobert W. and Donna Jean Berry and spent most of his life there. Stanley was the youngest Eagle Scout in Colorado history, having earned the honor at age 14. He was a veteran of the US Navy having served during Vietnam. Stanley was employed for nearly 40 years at the BNSF Railroad before retiring in Dec of 2011. He enjoyed cooking, hunting, fishing and almost anything automotive: motorcycles, cars, trucks. He was preceded in death by his parents. His survivors include his wife Debbie, sons Scott (Kim) and Christopher (Julie), his siblings Linda Berry-Harmony, Glenn (Kema) Berry, Carolyn Whittaker and Jim Berry, 3 grandchildren, Kaylee, Alex and Jillian as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Cremation has taken place with private family services to be held. In memory of Stanley contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. The family may be contacted at Jim Berry, 702 Manitou Blvd, CO Springs, CO 80904.

Berry, Walter
Walter Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2014 - Walter Berry, age 89, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. A viewing will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at Imperial Funeral Home. Service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel.

Berryman, Mary N.
Mary N. Berryman - Pueblo Chieftain - May 5, 1903 - Died, Monday, May 4, 1903 in Vineland, Mary N. Berryman, age 78 years. The funeral will take place in Vineland this afternoon at 2 o'clock. The remains are to be sent to Lexington, Ill. for interment.

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.

Bertholf, William
William “Rick” Bertholf - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2014 - William “Rick” Bertholf, 54, of Pueblo. Arrangements pending.

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.

Berton, Eric
Eric Berton – Pueblo Chieftain – June 27, 1919 – Dies from Wound – Eric Berton, age 25 years, who was accidentally shot May 13, died at a local hospital yesterday. His condition was improving so rapidly that the attending physicians had great hopes of his complete recovery but he took a sudden change for the worse late Wednesday night. He came to Pueblo from St. Johns, Canada, several years ago and made many friends while here and was one of Pueblo's young business men. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America. He is survived by his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. George Burton, St. Johns, Canada, three brothers, Burnett, Louis, and Chauncy of St. Johns, four sisters, Mrs. George Warwick, St. John's, Miss Reta Berton of the family home and Miss Lulu Berton of Boston, Mass., and aunt Mrs. George Jackson, residing at 1032 Lake Ave. The body is at the McMinn Undertaking parlors. Funeral announcement later. Pueblo Chieftain – June 28, 1919 – The funeral of Eric Berton will be held this morning at 9 o'clock from 1032 Lake Ave. and 9:30 o'clock from the St. Patrick's Church. Rev. Father Keith will conduct the services. Burial in Roselawn in charge of W. B. McMinn. Colorado Springs Gazette – July 1, 1919 – Shot Killed Puebloan – Pueblo, Colo., June 30 – Eric Berton, 25 years old, who accidentally shot himself with a revolver May 18, while cleaning the weapon, died in a hospital here yesterday of his injuries.

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.

Besserra, Peter
Peter Besserra – Pueblo Chieftain – August 17, 1918 – Peter Besserra, 14-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Paufilo Besserra, 214 Ash St., died at the family home yesterday afternoon. The funeral will be held from the residence this morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in Roselawn Cemetery in charge the McCarthy Undertaking Co.

Best, Charles
Charles Best - Pueblo Chieftain – January 1, 1918 – Charles Best, aged 40 years, died in this city last night. Deceased is a member of the Moose Lodge. The remains are at the Davis-Vories parlors. Funeral announcement later.

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.

Bettas, Louis
Louis Bettas – Pueblo Chieftain – February 5, 1919 – Louis Bettas, age 50 years, died at a local hospital February 4. Body at United.

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, Gerda E.
Gerda Betts – Pueblo Chieftain – August 31, 1919 – Steelworker Slays Widow and Kills Himself When Woman Spurns His Love – Angered because his attentions had been rejected, A. C. Full, a steelworker, shot and killed Mrs. Gerda E. Betts, a widow, age 34, at her home, 105 Veta Ave., at 1 o'clock this morning and then fatally wounded himself. He was hastened to St. Mary's Hospital where he died shortly afterwards. Full gained entrance to the house by a ladder placed against the front porch. He climbed this and taking off a screen entered a front bedroom window. He slipped down the stairs and into the kitchen. It is said that Harry Angle a prominent contractor residing at Goff apartments was standing on the front porch of the Betts' home waiting for a taxi when the shooting took place. Mrs. Betts was shot as she passed from the dining room into the kitchen. Full fired four shots at her. One shot pierced her hand and the others pierced her head. Full then turned the gun on himself and fired one shot into his own head. Apparently Mrs. Betts, the dangerously wounded, attempted to call the police station. The receiver of the telephone was down and it was covered with blood. She was lying directly under it, when found by the neighbors and the police. D. W. Klein, residing at 107 Veta Ave., directly next door was awakened by the shots. He hurried to the Betts' home and found Mrs. Betts and Full both apparently dead. He hurriedly called the police station and a squad of officers under the direction of Night Capt. Sinclair hurried to the scene in the patrol. Finding that Full was not dead, the officers placed him in the patrol wagon and rushed him to St. Mary's Hospital where he died shortly afterwards. Mrs. Betts had met Angle down town at a theater. Angle accompanied her home in her own automobile and he had just called a taxi cab to take him home. It is understood that Full had borrowed the ladder he used from Klein, next door, saying that he wanted to paint Mrs. Betts' home. Mrs. Betts' two daughters, Lurlei, age 11 years, and Andrea, age 10, were asleep in a room upstairs when the shooting took place. One of the girls stated that Full had been paying marked attention to her mother but that his attentions had been rejected time and time again. Pueblo Chieftain – September 1, 1919 – Murder and Suicide Were Premeditated by Steel Worker is Belief of Police and Coroner – That the murder of Mrs. Gerda E. Betts, and the suicide of A. C. Full, which took place at 12:45 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of Mrs. Betts at 105 Veta Ave., was a premeditated affair, seems almost certain from additional details of the affair as obtained by the police and coroner, Dr. W. H. Campbell yesterday. As was published in the Chieftain yesterday morning, Full, according to the police, shot and killed Mrs. Betts as she was passing from the dining room into the kitchen and while Harry Angle, a prominent contractor of Pueblo, was standing at the front door waiting for a taxi, which he had ordered to come and take him to his rooms in the Goff apartments. The first shot is believed to have pierced her abdomen and she is then thought to have rushed to the telephone to call for help, when Full fired 3 other shots which struck her in the head and which undoubtedly killed her instantly. The telephone receiver was down and covered with blood when the neighbors arrived and her body was lying in such a manner as would indicate that she had fallen from the telephone. Full then turned the revolver on himself and inflicted a wound in the head from which he died at 2:30 o'clock, an hour and a half later, at St. Mary's Hospital. Full's daughter, Mrs. Lena May Keating, is said to have informed the undertaker yesterday that she had felt certain, all day Saturday that something was about to happen since her father told her that morning that he had taken out more insurance for her and that she might need it. It is also stated that she urged her father several times to let the woman alone and intimated that Mrs. Betts at one time promised to marry Full but later broke the engagement. This leads the coroner to believe that the affair was premeditated and for that reason it is quite possible that no inquest over the bodies will be held. Full has another daughter, Mrs. Eddie Roberts of Denver. She arrived in Pueblo yesterday after receiving word of the crime. Mr. Angle who is said to have been on the porch of the Betts home when the shooting occurred, told the coroner that he and Mrs. Betts and Mrs. Betts' is too little daughter's came downtown Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Betts and the children went to a grocery store to purchase groceries and he went to a barbershop to get a shave. Then they all 4 went to a cafeteria for supper. In the evening they went to a theater and returned to the Betts' home rather late. The children were put to bed and Angle telephoned from the house for a taxicab to come and take him to his own home. While he and Mrs. Betts were sitting in the reception room waiting for the taxi to come, they suddenly heard what appeared to be someone on the front porch. Thinking it was the taxi cab driver, Angle went to the door. As he stepped out of the door, the shots rang out from the back part of the house. It is presumed that Mrs. Betts heard someone in the kitchen and went to investigate and met Full as she was passing from the dining room into the kitchen. Angle returned to the house and found the bodies. D. W. Klein, a neighbor also heard the shots and hurried to the Betts' home. The police were called and Full was taken to the hospital. Full gained entrance to the house while Angle and Mrs. Betts were in the parlor. He placed a ladder against the front porch, climbing this to the roof, removed a screen from the front window and entered the upstairs. He then slid down the stairs into the kitchen. It is learned that Full was separated from his wife several years ago. Mrs. Betts' husband has been dead about 10 years and she has been residing in Pueblo for about 3 years. Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Klein who reside next door to the scene of the crime are taking care of the 2 little daughters left total orphans. The grandmother is on her way to Pueblo to take charge of them. Full roomed at 217 E. 7th St. He had become infatuated with Mrs. Betts, it is said, and although she sought to avoid him as much as possible, it is said he was determined in his attentions to her. The bodies are at McCarthy's. Pueblo Chieftain – September 1, 1919 – The body of Mrs. Gerda Betts is being cared for by the McCarthy Undertaking Co. awaiting the arrival of relatives. Pueblo Chieftain – September 3, 1919 – The body of Mrs. Gerda Betts will be forwarded by the McCarthy Undertaking Company to Mexia, Texas, accompanied by her mother. Pueblo Chieftain – September 5, 1919 – The body of Mrs. Gerda Betts was forwarded yesterday by the McCarthy Undertaking Co. to Mexico, Texas, accompanied by her mother and 2 daughters.

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, Harold Dean
Harold Dean Betts - Pueblo Chieftain - October 9, 2013 - Harold Dean Betts, 59, of King of Prussia, Pa., died on Oct. 3, 2013, after a brief illness. Born in Canon City, Colo., in 1954, and was a 1973 graduate of Centennial High School and a nursing graduate of Amarillo. Employed by UHS in King of Prussia, Pa. Harold Dean is survived by his daughter, Kameron Betts; grandson, Cole; wife, Bonnie Parish Betts; mother, Anita P. Betts, all of Amarillo, Texas; brother, Darrell (Eileen) Betts of Phoenix, Ariz.; sister, Janice (Robert) Betts-Monson of Pueblo, Colo.; nephews, Andy (Kristen) Betts of Houston, Texas, Jared (Cindy) Betts of South Korea, and Alex (Megan ) Monson of Albuquerque, N.M. Memorial arrangements will be held in Amarillo at a later date. Those who are interested may contact Janice Monson for more information.

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.

Betts, Robert
Robert Betts – Pueblo Chieftain – May 22, 1918 – Robert Betts, age 75 years, died at a local hospital in this city yesterday afternoon. He was a pioneer resident of Canon City, Colo., and was brought to Pueblo some time ago. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. J. W. Martz, residing at Block I, in this city; Mrs. Lillie Taylor, of Glenwood Springs; Mrs. Bessie Kinney of Goodland, Kan., and Mrs. Mary Miller, of Grand Junction, Colo.; one son, Russia Betts, residing at Canon City, Colo. The body is at McMinn's Undertaking Parlors and will be forwarded to Canon City Thursday noon. The funeral will be held there Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock and interment will be in the family lot. Pueblo Chieftain – May 23, 1918 – The body of Robert Betts will be sent to Canon City today by the McMinn Undertaking Company, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Martz. Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 1918 - The body of Robert Betts was sent to Canon City yesterday afternoon by the McMinn Undertaking Company, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Martz.

Betz, Alberta
Alberta "Jean" Betz - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2014 - Alberta “Jean” Betz, 86, much loved mother and grandmother, returned to her Lord on May 8, 2014, rejoining her eternal companion, Ronald Betz; her son, Ron; and grandson, Ben. She will be greatly missed by her surviving children, Linda (Chuck) Yoos, Audrey McGregor and Rick (Anita) Betz; sister, Louise Organ; 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jean was a homemaker and gardener, and served her Lord in many areas as an active member of First Baptist Church for over 60 years. Services for Jean will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Online condolences may be offered at www.adrian-comer.com Jean loved red, so if you wish, wear red. Donations may be made to SolAmor Hospice, 655 Southpointe Court, Colorado Springs, CO 80906. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Beuchat, Livia A.
Livia A. Beuchat - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - April 05, 2004 - Livia A. Beuchat, 94, died April 2, 2004 in Trinidad. She was born December 4, 1909 in Berwind, Colo. to Angelo Toller Montenaga De Pine and Josephine Sitton Canzilino, both of Trento, Austria. She graduated from Berwind Canyon High School in 1928. She attended Trinidad State Junior College for one year. She attended summer school at the Colorado State Teachers College in Greeley. She was a school teacher at Bear Canyon Elementary School for 16 years. She was a mine clerk for Bear Canyon Coal Company until the mine closed. She was the Postmaster at Vallorso, Colo. for seven years. She worked at Colorado Foods at Jansen for one year. She worked at Trinidad Power and Light office for five years. She volunteered teaching crafts at the senior center for 40 years. She is preceded in death by her husband Charles Beuchat. She is survived by her daughter Dolores Martin, Golden; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and many cousins. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 6, 2004 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A rosary will be held on Wednesday, April 7 at 9 a.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. A Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Gene Renard S.J. officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be George Crichton, Tony Massarotti, Joe Micheli, Rudy Zuech, Joe Bilotti and Mike Martin. The family of Livia A Beuchet has entrusted the arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

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.

Bevervoorde, Englebert von
Englebert von Bevervoorde - Pueblo Chieftain – November 20, 1918 – Daughter Returning Home – Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Dugan are expecting the arrival today of their daughter, Mrs. Englebert von Bevervoorde, formerly Miss Alice Dugan, whose husband, an aviation Capt. in the service of the Holland government, was killed in an accident on September 11. At the time of the captain's death and for some time previously, they had been making their home at Bandoeng, Java.

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.

Beymer, Grover I.
Grover I. Beymer - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 1917 - Grover I. Beymer, aged 83 years, passed away yesterday morning at the family residence, 1618 West Seventeenth Street. Mr. Beymer came to this city about four months ago from Joplin, Mo. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Everett and Carl, and one sister, Mrs. Maggie Draper of Joplin, Mo. The body was removed to the Whiton Parlors and will be sent to Monett, Mo., for burial Tuesday. Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 1917 - Services will be held at the Whiton Chapel for Grover I. Beymer this afternoon at 5 o'clock. The Rev. J. A. McKee will conduct the services after which the body will be sent to Monett, Mo., for burial accompanied by the relatives.

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.

Biagdon, Isaac
Isaac Biagdon - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 1917 - The funeral of Isaac Biagdon, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Biagdon of 138 S. Main Street, was held at 4 p.m. yesterday from Davis 7 Vories Chapel. Burial at Mountain View Cemetery.

Biagini, Angelo
Angelo Biagini – Pueblo Chieftain – December 11, 1918 – The body of Angelo Biagini was forwarded yesterday morning by the United Undertaking Company to Charleroi, Pa., Accompanied by the father and brother.

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. Trinidad Times Independent - July 22, 2007 - John Bianco, age 90, died May 28, 2007, in Trinidad, Colo., and his wife Virginia died the following day, May 29, also in Trinidad . He was born March 15, 1917 in El Moro, CO, to James and Charlotte (Chentenino) Bianco. She was born October 13, 1921, in Berwind, Colo., 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 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 sisters Ann Skraznos; Carolyn Lund; Alice Workmaster and several numerous nieces and nephews. She is survived by her daughter Johnna R. Bianco; John (Bertus) Polefko; James (Lillian) Polefko; 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 PM to 7 PM at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A Rosary will follow the visitation at the funeral home at 7 PM. Funeral mass will be Monday June 4, 2007, at 1 PM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Matt Wertin officiating. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements

Bianco, Joseph
Joseph Bianco - Pueblo Chieftain - May 3, 1917 - Joseph Bianco, aged 58 years, died at a local hospital yesterday. The remains will be forwarded to Denver tomorrow for cremation by McCarthy Undertaking Company, and will be accompanied by his son, Stephen Bianco.

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. Trinidad Times Independent - July 22, 2007 - John Bianco, age 90, died May 28, 2007, in Trinidad, Colo., and his wife Virginia died the following day, May 29, also in Trinidad . He was born March 15, 1917 in El Moro, CO, to James and Charlotte (Chentenino) Bianco. She was born October 13, 1921, in Berwind, Colo., 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 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 sisters Ann Skraznos; Carolyn Lund; Alice Workmaster and several numerous nieces and nephews. She is survived by her daughter Johnna R. Bianco; John (Bertus) Polefko; James (Lillian) Polefko; 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 PM to 7 PM at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A Rosary will follow the visitation at the funeral home at 7 PM. Funeral mass will be Monday June 4, 2007, at 1 PM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Matt Wertin officiating. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements

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, Claude
Claude Biby – Pueblo Chieftain – August 4, 1918 – Pueblo Boy Is Killed in an Automobile Wreck – Claude Biby, age 18, residing at 515 W. 6th St., was killed about 11 o'clock last night when an automobile truck which he was driving met with a mishap between Manzanola and Rocky Ford. He died at the Physicians Hospital at Rocky Ford an hour after being brought into the institution. It is understood that there were four young ladies, also of this city, in the party. Two of them were sisters by the name of Schlues. One of the sisters was severely injured, although it is believed that she will recover. The other sister was bruised considerably. The remainder of the party, the names of whom could not be learned last night, apparently were uninjured, since there was no report concerning them. Claude Biby was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Biby and was employed by the Colo. Bedding Co., whose truck, it is said, he was driving. According to word obtained from Rocky Ford this morning the party, it was understood, was planning to visit an aunt of the Schlues sisters. The party left Pueblo about 6:30 o'clock last night. The body of Claude Biby is being brought back to Pueblo and the funeral arrangements will be under the direction of the Davis-Vories Undertaking Co. Pueblo Chieftain – August 5, 1918 – Death of Pueblo Boy May Have Been Due Roadgang's Fault – Investigation which was made yesterday into the circumstances surrounding the death of Claude Biby, aged 18, in an automobile accident on the Santa Fe trail between this city and Rocky Ford late Saturday night, would indicate that Biby's death may have been the result of carelessness on the part of workmen engaged in the construction of the bridge at the spot where the young Puebloan met his tragic end. Biby, in company with another young man and three young ladies was en route to Rocky Ford where the members of the party planed to spend Sunday with relatives of one of the young ladies. The scene of the tragedy is at a point 42 miles east of Pueblo and 4 miles east of Fowler on the main Santa Fe Trail highway. At that point there is in course of construction a concrete bridge over an irrigation canal. The old bridge had been moved some 50 feet to the left and north of the spot where it had formerly spanned the ditch, and the new bridge is being built on the site of the old. The old bridge is still in use and will continue to be until the new bridge is completed. To reach the old bridge the road turned slightly to the north at a point about 100 feet west of the place where the construction work is being done. Biby and his friends riding on a Ford truck of the Colo. Bedding Co. of this city were spinning along on the highway, and it is supposed that they did not notice the "jog" in the road leading away to the old bridge. There are many Fowler and Manzanola people who assert that there have been no danger signals displayed at either end of the construction work and that they are positive that there were no warning or danger signals displayed Saturday night, and no obstruction placed on the main road to warn people to take the turn to reach the old bridge. It would seem that Biby and his friends saw their danger too late. Evidence that the rear wheels of the light truck had been locked by the brakes and dragged for a considerable distance were said to have been found by several people who went to the scene of the accident Saturday night. Biby died shortly after being removed to a hospital in Rocky Ford. One of the ladies in the party, Miss Nellie Schleuse, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schleuse, 2505 Carthage Ave., Irving place, was removed to the Physicians Hospital at Rocky Ford in what was at first believed to be a serious condition, but reports from that hospital last night were to the effect that she had so far recovered from her injuries as to be able to be taken to the home of her aunt, Mrs. Martin, 712 North Main St., Rocky Ford, where she is recovering rapidly from the effects of the accident. Her sister, Emma Schleuse, who was also in the accident, escaped with minor bruises. She, too, is at the Martin home in Rocky Ford. Both of the Misses Schleuse are employed at the Minnequa Hospital here. A young man named Lewis, who was a member of the party, and a young woman reported to be employed as an elevator pilot at the Central Block, were also in the party but escaped uninjured. Albert F. Biby, a brother of Claude Biby, recently left Pueblo to become a member of the 91st Co., 23rd Battalion, 165th Depot Brigade, Camp Travis, Texas. He was advised by telegraph yesterday of his brothers death, but it is not known by the members of the family whether or not the soldier brother will be able to return to Pueblo for his brother's funeral. Pueblo Chieftain – August 5, 1918 – The remains of Claude Biby, 18-year-old Pueblo boy who was killed in an auto accident near Rocky Ford Saturday night, are being held at Rocky Ford pending the outcome of a coroner's inquest which will be held Monday, after which the remains will be brought to Pueblo. He is survived by father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Biby and one sister, Mrs. Bessie Frazier, residing at the family home, 515 W. 6th St. and one brother, Albert F. Biby, at present with the 31st Company, 23rd Battalion, 165th Depot Brigade at Camp Travis, Texas, having entered army service only a week ago. The time of the arrival of the remains and funeral announcement will be made later by Davis & Vories. Pueblo Chieftain – August 6, 1918 – The remains of Claude E. Biby, who was killed in Rocky Ford Saturday, will arrive here today, and will be taken in charge by Davis & Vories. The time of the funeral will be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain – August 7, 1918 – The remains of Claude E. Biby arrived in Pueblo yesterday and were removed to the Davis-Vories parlors, where they will lie in state until the funeral; the time of the services to be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain – August 8, 1918 – Was Not in Accident – Erma Collett, who pilots the elevator in the central block, denies a report that she was one of the party in the automobile Saturday night when Claude Biby was killed a few miles West of Rocky Ford. Pueblo Chieftain – August 9, 1918 – Double Funeral – A double funeral will be held today at 10 o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey J. Fraser, 315 W. 6th St., and services will be conducted for Mrs. Fraser's brother, Claude E. Biby, who was killed in an auto accident near Rocky Ford Saturday night, and for Harvey J. Fraser, Jr., the 2 day old child of Mr. and Mrs. Fraser, who died yesterday morning. The Rev. A. J. Waller, of the First M. E. Church will conduct the services. The body of Biby will be sent to Lamar at noon and the body the child will be buried at Mountain View. The funeral will be in charge of Davis & Vories. Pueblo Chieftain – August 9, 1918 – The funeral of Claude Biby will be held from the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Biby, this morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. A. J. Waller will officiate. The remains will be forwarded at 12 o'clock to Lamar, Colo., for interment, accompanied by the family. Arrangements in charge of Davis & Vories. Pueblo Chieftain – August 10, 1918 – The funeral services were held yesterday morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Biby, over the remains of their son Claude, and their grandson Harvey J. Frazier, Jr. Rev. A. J. Waller conducted the services, assisted by Mrs. L. M. Johnson and Mrs. George Litz, accompanied by Miss Anna Shiner, who sang "Home of the Soul," "Sometime We'll Understand," and "God Will Take Care of You." Many beautiful flowers completely covered the casket, and the home was filled with sorrowing friends. The baby was interred in Mountain View Cemetery. At 12 o'clock the remains of Claude Biby were forwarded to Lamar, Colo., accompanied by the family. Arrangements in charge of Davis & Vories.

Biby, Donald E.
Donald E. Biby - Pueblo Chieftain - May 4, 2014 - Donald E. Biby, 80, passed away April 30, 2014, in Pueblo. Don was born June 10, 1933, to Glen and Tula Biby and was a longtime Pueblo resident. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during the Korean War. Don was a millwright at CF&I Steel Mill for over 30 years before retiring. He loved the outdoors, fishing and working with his hands, but his focus was his family. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Ronald; granddaughter, Nichole; five brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his children, Daniel (Carol) Biby and Tula Christine (Peter) Biby-Kelly; grandchildren, Donald, Nathan (Aubrι), Amber, Melissa, Michael, Nicholas, Jacob, Alyssa and Jimmy; great- grandchildren, Reese, Neo, Leon, Destiny, Aubrey, Aaliyah, Camrin, Rosa, Haley and Jayden; sister, Susan (Paul) Urenda; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including special friends, Joe Gorshe and Scott Moore. Special thanks to grandson, Donald, for unselfishly being Don's caretaker for seven years. Graveside services, 11 a.m. Monday, May 5, 2014, in the Roselawn Cemetery, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, donations in Don's name may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

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, Jeremiah W.
Jeremiah Biele – Pueblo Chieftain – June 25, 1918 – Seriously Ill – Jerry Biele, a well-known Pueblo young man, is reported seriously ill at Minnequa Hospital. An operation was performed yesterday and last night his condition was said to be critical. Pueblo Chieftain – June 26, 1918 – Popular Young Puebloan Dead – Jeremiah Wilfred Biele, one of Pueblo's well-known and popular young man, died last evening at a local hospital following a brief illness. His death comes as a great shock to hosts of friends, for he was in his usual robust health until Monday morning when he complained of not feeling well. His symptoms became rapidly worse, and he was taken to the hospital where everything that medical and surgical science could do was done for him without avail. He passed away surrounded by his loved ones. The deceased was born in Pueblo, May 29, 1892, and received his education in the public schools and Centennial High School. Ten years ago he entered the employ of the Newton Lumber Co., where through close application he advanced himself to the position as bookkeeper. November 16, 1911, Mr. Beale was married to Miss Nina Marble, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Marble, and leaves to mourn his loss the bereaved wife and two children, Catherine Marble Biele, and Jeraldine May Biele; also the following relatives: his father, L. W. Biele, two sisters, Anna May and Catherine Biele, and four brothers, Raymond Biele of Salt Lake, and Louis Biele of Oakland, Calif.; Bernard Biele, residing at home and Leo Biele, who is in the United States Navy somewhere on the ocean between France and America, the family having received word that he had reached France some three weeks ago and expected to start the return voyage in about two weeks. Mr. Beale was considered one of the promising young men of Pueblo, one whose genial pleasant ways won him hosts of friends. He was an active member of Pueblo Council No. 768, Knights and Ladies of Security, and was prominently connected with the work of the drill team of the lodge, having taken part in several competitive drills at national conventions. The remains are at Davis & Vories, and the funeral will be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain – June 27, 1918 – The funeral of Jeremiah W. Biele will take place Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in Davis & Vories Chapel. Rev. O. S. Reed will officiate. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain – June 28, 1918 – The funeral of Jeremiah W. Biele will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 in Davis & Vories Chapel. Rev. O. S. Reed will officiate. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery where the Knights and Ladies of Security, will conduct the services. Pueblo Chieftain – June 30, 1918 – The funeral of Jeremiah W. Biele, was held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Davis-Vories Chapel. Rev. O. S. Reed conducted a very impressive and consoling service. Mrs. L. M. Johnson and Mrs. George Litz, accompanied by Mrs. Joseph Jones, sang "My Jesus As Thou Wilt," "Sometime We'll Understand," and at the cemetery. Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Litz sang "Safe in the Arms of Jesus." The floral offerings were numerous and extremely beautiful, which fact in connection with the several hundred friends, who attended the funeral, testified to the esteem in which this prominent young man was held by the people in the city of his birth. The pallbearers were: Joseph Jones, W. H. Crumley, Louis Keiflein, Elmer Dunlap, E. M. Peters, and T. A. Asher. The flower bearers were: the Misses Nina Byrnes, Ethel Davis, and Madames Lulu Jones, Dora Crumley, Irene Keiflein, and Ruby Lieber. At Roselawn Cemetery, where interment was made, the officers of Pueblo Council No. 768, conducted the Knights & Ladies of Security services.

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 M.
Eugenia M. Bierley – Colorado Springs Gazette – March 15, 2012 – Eugenia M 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.

Bierman, Theodore H. Jr.
Theodore H. Bierman Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2014 - Theodore H. Bierman Jr., 77, passed away unexpectedly June 18, 2014. Preceded in death by his sons, Lon and Dan Bierman. He served in the armed forces. “Ted,” as he was affectionately known, retired from the Rio Grande Railroad with 40 years of service. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 163. He enjoyed listening to music and spending quality time with his grandchildren. Ted is survived by his wife, Shirley; his children, Mike Sanders, Scott (Tina) Sanders and Troy (Kim) Sanders; grandchildren, Scottie, Quinton (his fishing buddy) and Kiahna Sanders, Brianna Herrera, Cody Bierman, Sheldon Bierman, Kristen Bierman and Cheyenne Bierman; other relatives and a host of friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Angelus Chapel.

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.

Bigelow, Verna Dorothy
Verna Dorothy Bigelow - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 1919 - Verna Dorothy Bigelow, age 18 years died at a local hospital January 10. Survived by her parents and two brothers; body at Davis-Vories.

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.

Biggi, Lena
Lena Biggi – Pueblo Chieftain – April 29, 1918 – Lena Biggi, age 4 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Biggi, died at the home of her parents, 103 Summit Ave., yesterday. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 1 p.m. from the home and at 1:30 p.m. from Mt. Carmel Church. Rev. Father Rizzi will conduct the services. Interment will be in Roselawn in charge of the McMinn Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain – April 30, 1918 – The funeral of Lena Biggi was held yesterday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the home of her parents, 103 Summit Ave. and at 1:30 o'clock from Mount Carmel Church. Rev. Father Sorrentino conducted the services. The church was filled with friends and the floral offerings were many and beautiful. Interment was in the family lot in Roselawn in charge of the McMinn Undertaking Company.

Biggi, Peter
Peter Biggi - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 1917 - Pete Biggi, 19 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. August Biggi, died at the residence 1016 East Abriendo Avenue last evening. The body is being cared for by the Whiton Mortuary and the funeral will be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 1917 - Peter Biggi, 1 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. August Biggi, died at the family home, 1016 East Abriendo Avenue, Friday evening. The funeral will be held from the residence this afternoon at 2 o'clock and at Mount Carmel Church at 2:30. The Rev. S. M. Giglio will conduct services for the dead and the interment will be in Roselawn in charge of the Whiton Mortuary.

Biggi, Rita Romea
Rita Romea Biggi – Pueblo Chieftain – January 19, 1918 – Rita Romea Biggi, age 3 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matteo Biggi died at the family home, 925 East Abriendo Ave. yesterday morning. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the residence and at 1:30 from Mt. Carmel Church. Rev. Father Rizzi will officiate. Interment will be in Roselawn in charge of the United Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain – January 20, 1918 – The funeral of Rita Romea Biggi will be held this afternoon at 1 o'clock from the residence, 925 E. Abriendo, and at 1:30 from Mt. Carmel Church. Rev. Father Rizzi will conduct the services. Interment will be in Roselawn in charge of the United Undertaking Company.

Biggs, Sarah
Sarah Biggs – Pueblo Chieftain – January 18, 1918 – Mrs. J. H. Biggs, age 76 died at the home of her granddaughter Mrs. Leroy Bennett at Las Vegas, New Mexico, on the 15th. Mrs. Biggs had lived many years in Pueblo and made many friends. She leaves one daughter Mrs. Nettitt Shamp of Denver; one son, Harry E. Biggs of Juneau, Alaska; two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Anderson, of Denver; Mrs. Ιmile Klein of Pueblo, two granddaughters, Mrs. W. F. Oaks of Denver and Leroy Bennett of Las Vegas. The remains were brought to Pueblo last night accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Bennett. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the United Undertaking Company Chapel. Interment in the Masonic burial ground North Side Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain – January 19, 1918 – The funeral of Sarah Biggs was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the United Funeral Home. Rev. W. B. Gillis conducted the services. The United Male Quartet sang, "Jesus Savior Pilot Me," "God's Loving Hand," "Savior Comfort Me." The pallbearers were: J. S. Curtis, H. Fagan, William C. Hall, J. E. Klein, F. P. Spratlen, and W. Haverstock. Interment was in the North Side Masonic Cemetery.

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.

Billey, Wilfred E.
Wilfred E. Billey - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 2013 - Navajo Code Talker dies at 90 in New Mexico home - A Navajo Code Talker, whose words are inscribed on congressional medals given to his group and who fought to have a World War II comrade recognized for his service, died Thursday in New Mexico. Wilfred Billey died at his home in Farmington following a short illness, said his daughter, Barbara. He was 90. He was one of hundreds of Navajo Code Talkers who stumped the Japanese during World War II by relaying messages in their native language. But Barbara Billey said her father never considered himself a hero. "Whenever he talked about the military during that time, he always told people that heroes were the ones he left behind, that he was not a hero," she said. "That everybody pitched in, including the people in the states, the people in the military." After the war, Billey worked with New Mexico's congressional delegation to come up with the words appearing along the bottom of the medals: "Dine Bizaad Yee Atah Naayee' Yik'eh Deesdlii" or "The Navajo language was used to defeat the enemy," his family said. Billey and others stepped in when a former Code Talker, David Tsosie, was taken off the list of honorees in 2001 because his discharge papers did not note he was part of the group. They notified government officials and provided documentation. When former Sen. Jeff Bingaman called Tsosie at a nursing home to tell him he would receive the belated medal, Billey was there. "Both of them just about jumped out of their seats with joy," said James Preminger, who covered the story for the Farmington Daily Times. "He's one of those guys that you meet who is older, who you say, 'Boy, I wish that guy was my uncle.' He was such a humanitarian," said Preminger, now a spokesman for a northwestern New Mexico school district where Billey worked. Billey's path to becoming a Code Talker started while he was attending the Navajo Methodist Mission School. The superintendent learned that the U.S. Marine Corps was looking for Navajo radiomen to follow in the footsteps of 29 other Navajos who had developed a code based on their native language. Billey volunteered in 1943 because he wanted to be with friends who were enlisting, Barbara Billey said. He fought in battles at Tarawa Atoll, Saipan, Tinian and Okinawa with the all-Navajo 297th Platoon, part of the 1st Battalion in the 2nd Division. Billey was discharged as a corporal in 1946, finished high school and earned bachelor's and master's degrees from New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, N.M., according to his family. He served as a counselor, teacher and principal in northwestern New Mexico. He spent the latter part of his life ranching, farming, fighting for his tribe's right to water from the San Juan River basin and sharing the story of the Code Talkers. Duane "Chili" Yazzie, president of the Navajo Nation's Shiprock Chapter, recalled spending time in Billey's office when Billey was a counselor at Shiprock High School in the late 1960s. "He was a great man, he had a tremendous, positive influence on many of us," Yazzie said. "He said we needed to recognize the hardship that many of our families experienced and a sure way to get out of that hardship is education." Billey gained the respect of students with a sense of calmness and kindness, said Mark Madsen, human resources coordinator at Central Consolidated School District. When he spoke about being a Code Talker, Madsen said Billey never focused on himself. "It was always about the work, the people he worked with and what it meant to him and to the other gentlemen who had done the same thing as him," he said. "Just the pride in their country, and the pride in what they had done." Services are scheduled Dec. 21 at the First United Methodist Church in Farmington. Billey is survived by his wife, Matilda, and six children: Barbara Billey, Willard Billey, Linda Kerr, Elsie Billey, Chuck Billey and Warren Billey.

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. (fiancιe, Dena Nicks) Coon, Emily C. (Mark) Sutton and Nathan A. (fiancιe, 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.

Billips, Floyd
Floyd Billips - Pueblo Chieftain – November 8, 1918 – Floyd Billips, age 46 years, died at his home, 2 miles east of this city yesterday. He leaves a brother, Joe Billips of Boise, Idaho. The body was removed to the United Funeral Home and the funeral will be announced later.

Billis, William J.
William J. Billis – Pueblo Chieftain – October 4, 1919 – W. J. Billis Dies – William J. Billis, age 68 years, pioneer resident of this city, died at the family home, 942 Ash Street yesterday. He leaves a wife of the family home, 3 daughters, Mrs. O. Perkins of Calumet Falls, Oregon; Mrs. M. Stehle of Kansas City, Mo.; and Mrs. Susan Ruddy of 34 Block X of this city; and 3 sons, James of Nashville, Tenn., William D. of Sterling, Colo., and Alex Howard, of 1705 E. 6th St., of this city. He was a member of the Methodist Church of Nashville, Tenn. The body is being cared for by the United Undertaking Co. and the funeral will be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain – October 7, 1919 – The funeral of William J. Billis was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence, 942 Ash Street. Rev. T. B. Tyre officiated. Mrs. C. Howell and Mrs. H. Minnick accompanied by Mrs. L. Chivington, sang "Jesus Lover of My Soul," "Abide with Me," and "Nearer, My God to Thee." The flower bearers were: W. H. Ruby and H. Edwards. The pallbearers were: C. D. VonBreckman, S. J. Cavender, C. Allenback, H. Newhouse, J. H. Edwards, and Paul Malherick. Burial in Roselawn in charge of the United Undertaking Co.

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.

Billups, Mary Jean
Mary Jean Billups - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2014 - Mary Jean Billups, 84, born Sept. 11, 1929, in Durango, Colo., daughter of Ted and Mary Gibbens, went to her heavenly home on June 25, 2014. Mary Jean Billups Survived by her children, Martha “Marti” (Art) Lucero, Alice Blackmore, Cheryl (Bill) Middleton and Daniel (Jennett) Billups; eight grandchildren; 10 1/2 great-grandchildren; brothers, Pete (Carol) Gibbens and David (Mary H.) Gibbens. Also survived by numerous special nieces, nephews and friends. She was a lifelong member of Park Hill Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mary Jean's memory to Park Hill Christian Academy. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Park Hill Baptist Church.

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.

Binder, Christine P.
Christine P. Binder - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 2013 - Christine P. Binder, 93, passed away July 24, 2013. Born Christine P. Bucklen near Karval, Colo., on June 30, 1920, the 7th of 16 children born to Robert E. and M. Victoria Bucklen. After high school, she moved to Pueblo, working at the Colorado State Hospital where she met a fellow employee, her future husband, John F. Binder from Eads, Colo. On April 15, 1941, they were married and would go on to enjoy 55 years together. After living briefly in Wichita, Kan., during the war, they returned to Colorado in 1943, living and farming a few miles west of Lamar until 1954, when they moved back to Pueblo and returned to working at the Colorado State Hospital from which they would both retire. She enjoyed her family, her home, and stitched numerous quilts over the years, some of which were shown at the Colorado State Fair and some received awards. Late in 2012, she moved to Denver to be nearer her son. Christine is survived by her two children and their spouses, Carol (Terry) Kerner of Grants Pass, Ore. , John R. (Colleen) Binder of Englewood, Colo.; three grandchildren and their spouses, Paul (Leticia) Kerner of Las Vegas, Nev., Tracy (Daniel) Jacobson of Medford, Ore., and Ann (Mark) Stedman of London, England; two great-grandsons, Austin Kerner of Las Vegas, Nev., and Andrew Stedman of London, England; two sisters and their spouses, Virginia (Miller) Reese of North Hills, Calif., and Louise (Leslie) VonSeggern of Greeley, Colo.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by seven brothers and six sisters. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, July 29, 2013, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, 2 p.m. at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association through the funeral 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.

Binford, Joseph
Joseph Binford – Pueblo Chieftain – October 5, 1918 – Father Dies – Mrs. H. T. Gary was suddenly called to Crawfordsville, Indiana, yesterday following receipt of a telegram announcing the death of her father, Joseph Binford, age 79. Mr. Benford spent several months in Colo. a year ago visiting his daughter and is known by numerous Puebloans.

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.

Birch, Martha
Martha Birch - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 1917 - Mrs. Martha Birch Claimed by Death - Widow of the Late Harvey Birch, Was Long a Resident of Pueblo - Mrs. Martha birch, age 57 years, widow of the late Harvey Birch, a resident of Pueblo for the past 36 years, died at the family residence, 601 West Twelfth Street, following an illness of several months. The funeral will be held from the family residence Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mrs. Birch was born in Hancock County, Ohio, 57 years ago and came to Colorado 36 years ago, settling in Pueblo where she has resided since. She is survived by six brothers residing in Ohio two of whom, Joseph Swank and Anson Swank, were at the bedside when death came. Two children, Samuel C. Birch and Mrs. L. T. Morgan survive her. She was a member of the Silver Star Rebecca and Women of Woodcraft lodges and the St. James Episcopal Church. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the late residence. Father Lehman of the St. James Church will conduct the services.

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.

Birdsong, Jesse E.
Jesse E. Birdsong – Pueblo Chieftain – September 11, 1917 – Jesse E. Birdsong, age 46 years, passed away yesterday at a local hospital. The deceased is survived by a daughter in Memphis, Tennessee, and father in Glenville, Arkansas. The body is at the McCarthy parlors and the funeral announcement will be made later. Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 1917 - The remains of Jesse E. Birdsong will be forwarded tonight to Alma, Ark., for burial by the McCarthy Undertaking Company, accompanied by his brother-in-law, N. W. Rogers. Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 1917 - The body of Jesse E. Birdsong was forwarded last evening by the McCarthy Undertaking Company to Alma, Ark., for interment accompanied by a son-in-law, N. W. Rogers.

Birge, Richard
Richard Birge - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 1918 - Richard Birge Veteran Automobile Man is Dead - In the death of Richard Birge at a local hospital late yesterday afternoon there is removed from the sphere of activity one of the most prominent members of Pueblo's automobile fraternity, and a sterling citizen who had made this city his home during the past twenty-five years, during which time he had taken an active part in many public undertakings. The death of Mr. Birge at the age of 50 years, followed an illness of several months, prior to which time he had been in rugged health, and was the result of a complication of diseases. Several days ago Mr. Birge was removed to a hospital for an operation which was determined upon as the only recourse in the effort to save his life. Mr. Birge was a member of Pueblo Lodge No. 90, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and also a member of the Woodmen Lodge. In the old days of the Rovers' Athletic Club, Mr. Birge was prominent in the affairs of that organization. For several years Mr. Birge was proprietor of the American Novelty Works, later retiring from that business to enter the automobile business in which he was one of the pioneers in this locality. At the time of his death he was proprietor of the Birge Garage, 205 North Santa Fe Avenue, local agents for the Hudson and Velie automobiles. Deceased is survived by his wife and four children, Miss Maude and Miss Cora Birge of this city, Mrs. Lionel Walton of Rocky Ford, Colo., and Warren, associated with his father in the garage business. The body was removed to the McCarthy parlors. The funeral announcement will be made later. Pueblo Chieftain – June 15, 1918 – The funeral of Richard Birge will be held from the First Presbyterian Church at 3:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. The body will lie in state in the McCarthy Funeral parlors all day today, and until 10 o'clock Sunday morning. Rev. Hugh T. Gary will conduct the funeral services. Interment will be in the family lot in Roselawn Cemetery in charge of the McCarthy Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain – June 17, 1918 – The funeral of Richard Birge took place yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the family residence, 1104 Carteret and at 3:30 from the First Presbyterian Church. Rev. Hugh T. Gary conducted the services. The Elks quartet, composed of Joseph H. Loor, Thomas Andrews, H. M. McCarthy, and George Foster, sang "Nearer My God to Thee," and "Face to Face." B. P. O. E. No. 90, escorted the remains to Roselawn Cemetery, where the beautiful ritual of the order was exemplified by the officers of the Lodge. Closing prayer was by Rev. Gary. There was a profusion of beautiful flowers, which was a token of respect from the many friends of Mr. Birge. The flower bearers were: E. F. Ford, Judge J. H. Mitchell, L. F. Whittington, Charles Mock, and Harry Engle. The pallbearers were: Dr. D. E. Hoag, Dr. L. S. Snyder, Ernest E. Shepherd, James Stewart, Fred L. Mullet, and B. F. Scribner. The remains were laid to rest in the family plot at Roselawn Cemetery by the McCarthy Undertaking Company.

Birkhead, Owen R.
Owen R. Birkhead - Pueblo Chieftain - January 2, 1917 - The funeral of Owen R. Birkhead took place yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family home, 2015 Spruce Street. The Rev. W. J. Kent conducted the services. Mrs. William Dolph, Mrs. H. McDaniels, accompanied by Mrs. W. J. Kent, sang "Safe in the Arms of Jesus," "Where They Need No Sun," and "Abide With Me." The flower bearers were Mrs. Sinclair and Mrs. Warrington. The interment was in the family lot at Roselawn in charge of the McCarthy Undertaking Company.

Birlew, William (Infant of)
Infant Daughter Birlew – Pueblo Chieftain – July 9, 1918 – The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Birlew, died yesterday at a local hospital. The remains are being cared for at the Davis-Vories parlors, and interment will be made in Mountain View Cemetery.

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.

Bisbee, Laura Fedelia
Laura Fedelia Bisbee – Pueblo Chieftain – February 18, 1918 – Laura Fedelia Bisbee, age 32 years, died at the family home near Burnt Mill, 18 miles west of this city yesterday. Mrs. Bisbee was a pioneer of Pueblo County and a woman beloved by all who knew her. She leaves two daughters and three sons, Mrs. Ida M. Davis of Bank, Ore., and Mrs. Sarah A. Cole of Vineland, Colo., Walter A. and Frank E. of the family home, and Harry M. of Telluride, Colo., one brother, L. E. Nichols of Fowler, Colo. She was a member of St. Paul M. E. Church of this city. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the United Funeral Home. Rev. O. K. Maynard will officiate and the United Male Quartet will furnish the music. Interment will be in the family lot in Mountain View. Pueblo Chieftain – February 20, 1918 – The funeral of Laura Bisbee was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the United Funeral Home. Rev. O. K. Maynard conducted the services and the United Male Quartet sang "Jesus, Savior Pilot Me," and "Savior Comfort Me." The pallbearers were L. M. West, W. W. Holloway, C. B. Willis, and M. W. Bennett. Interment was in the family lot in Mountain View.

Bish, Pauline B.
Pauline B. Bish - Pueblo Chieftain - October 6, 2013 - Pauline B. Bish, 103. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

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.

Bishoff, Harriet M.
Harriet M. Bishoff - Pueblo Chieftain – March 1, 1919 – Mrs. Harriet M. Bishoff, age 53 years, died at 1130 Topaz Ave., February 28. Body at McMinn's. Pueblo Chieftain – March 1, 1919 – Mrs. Bishoff Dies – Mrs. Harriet M. Bishoff, age 53 years, wife of N. P. Bishoff, died at her home, of 1130 Topaz Ave., yesterday morning, following a short illness. She had been a resident of Pueblo for the past 18 years and made many friends who will be shocked to hear of her sudden death. She was a prominent member of St. Patrick's Church and belonged to the Altar Society and the Married Ladies' Society of that church, and the L. C. B. A. Survived by her husband, N. P. Bishoff, one daughter, Belle, three sons, Bonnie, Norbet, and Francis, one brother, James A. Cantwell of Chicago. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 8:30 from the home and at 9 o'clock from St. Patrick's Church. Rev. Father Keith will celebrate Requiem high mass. Interment will be in Roselawn in charge of the McMinn Undertaking Co. Pueblo Chieftain – March 2, 1919 – The funeral of Mrs. Harriet M. Bishoff will be held Monday morning at 8:30 from her home, 1130 Topaz, and at 9 o'clock from St. Patrick's Church. Rev. Father Keith will celebrate Requiem high mass. Interment will be in Roselawn in charge of the McMinn Undertaking Co. Pueblo Chieftain - March 3, 1919 - The funeral of Mrs. Harriet M. Bishoff will be held this morning at 8:30 a.m. from the home, 1130 Topaz, and at 9 o'clock from St. Patrick's Church. Rev. Father Keith will celebrate high mass. Interment in Roselawn in charge of the McMinn Undertaking Co. Pueblo Chieftain – March 4, 1919 – The funeral of Mrs. Harriet M. Bishoff took place yesterday morning at 8:30 a.m. from her home, 1130 Topaz Ave., and at 9 o'clock from St. Patrick's Church, Rev. Father Keith celebrated Requiem high mass. The ladies of the L. C. B. A. attended the services in a body. Interment was in Roselawn in charge of the McMinn Undertaking Co.

Bishop, Arthur O.
Arthur O. Bishop - Pueblo Chieftain - May 5, 1918 - Arthur Q. Bishop, age 36, died in this city yesterday morning. The family came to Pueblo several months ago for the benefit of Mr. Bishop's health, from Akron, Ohio. The remains, accompanied by the wife, an 11-year-old son, and sister, were sent to Akron last night, by the Davis-Vories Undertaking Company. He is also survived by his father in Akron. He was a member of the United Brethren Church. Pueblo Chieftain - May 6, 1918 - The remains of Arthur O. Bishop were sent by Davis & Vories to Akron, Ohio, Sunday morning accompanied by his wife and sister.

Bishop, George A.
George A. Bishop – Pueblo Chieftain – July 12, 1919 – George A. Bishop, age 80 years, died at a local hospital July 11. Body at McCarthy's. Pueblo Chieftain – July 13, 1919 – George A. Bishop, age 80 years, died at a local hospital July 12. Body sent to Lamar by McCarthy's.

Bishop, James Robert
James Robert Bishop – Pueblo Chieftain – January 29, 1919 – James Robert Bishop, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Bishop, died at a local hospital January 28. Funeral at 11 a.m. today from United. Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 1919 - The funeral of James Robert Bishop was held yesterday morning at 11 o'clock from the United Funeral Home. Rev. George Bassett officiated. Mrs. C. L. Wildeboor and Mr. Henry York accompanied by Mrs. Martin sang "Precious Jewels" and "Safe in the Arms of Jesus." Interment at Roselawn.

Bishop, Lona May
Lona May Bishop – Pueblo Chieftain – April 5, 1919 – Lona May Bishop, age 24 years, died 17 miles east of this city yesterday. She is survived by her husband, John, and one daughter of Pueblo, a father, B. M. Miles of Amarillo, Texas, and two brothers, Fred Miles of this city and Loftus of the A. E. F. in France. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Allenreid, Texas. Funeral tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the United Funeral Home. Interment in Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain – April 6, 1919 – The funeral of Mae Bishop will be held this morning at 10 o'clock from United Funeral Home. Rev. F. A. Hatch will officiate. Interment will be in Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain - April 7, 1919 - The funeral of Mae Bishop was held yesterday morning at 10 o'clock from the United Funeral Home. Rev. F. A. Hatch officiated. Mrs. J. H. Remple sang "God Will Take Care of You" and "Abide With Me." Interment in Roselawn.

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.

Bishop, Ralph P.
Ralph P. Bishop – Pueblo Chieftain – May 28, 1919 – Ralph P. Bishop, age 37 years, died at the family home, 101 Center St., yesterday morning. He is survived by his wife, his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John P. Bishop, 4 brothers and 2 sisters. He was a member of the M. W. A. of Iola, Kan. The remains are at the Davis-Vories parlors and the funeral arrangements will be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain – May 29, 1919 – The funeral of Ralph P. Bishop will be held from the Davis-Vories Chapel this afternoon at 4 o'clock. Pueblo Chieftain – May 30, 1919 – The funeral of Ralph P. Bishop was held from the Davis-Vories Chapel yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Rev. George Bassett conducted the services. Mrs. L. M. Johnson and Mrs. George Litz, accompanied by Mrs. P. K. Brown, sang "Under His Wing," "Sometime We'll Understand," and "My Jesus, As Thou Wilt." The pallbearers were Charles Thurston, Frank Greer, Jake King, and S. Hunton. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery.

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, Elmer
Elmer Black – Pueblo Chieftain – November 10, 1918 – Elmer Black, age 38 years, died yesterday at a local hospital just 24 hours after the death of his wife. He leaves a son of the family home, 310 Prairie Ave. His body and that of his wife were forwarded last night by the United Undertaking Co. to the old home at Morgan, Texas.

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, Fay Babcock
Fay Babcock Black - Pueblo Chieftain – January 5, 1918 – Mrs. John Black, age 27 years, died in Tulsa, Okla., Thursday morning after a short illness. She leaves a husband and a son Harold of Tulsa; a mother, Mrs. Blanche Babcock of Tulsa, Okla., one sister, Mrs. Stella Roller of Hotchkiss, Colo., and a brother, Joe, of Wekiwa, Okla. The body will be brought to Pueblo for burial and the funeral will be announced later by the United Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain – January 6, 1918 – The body of Mrs. Sam black arrived in the city this morning accompanied by the relatives and the funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the United Funeral Home. The United Male Quartet will furnish the music. Interment will be in the family lot in Mountain View. Pueblo Chieftain – January 7, 1918 – The funeral of Mrs. Fay Babcock Black was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the United Funeral Home. Rev. O. K. Maynard conducted the services and the United Male Quartet sang "Jesus Savior Pilot Me," "Lead Kindly Light" and "Some Sweet Day." The flower bearers were Mrs. W. G. Page and Mrs. Flora Hurd. The pallbearers were Mrs. Klein, Mrs. Crawford, Mrs. Long, Mrs. Wartembee, Mrs. Trent, and Mrs. Birrer. Interment was in the family lot in Mountain View.

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, John H.
John H. Black – Pueblo Chieftain – December 5, 1918 – John H. Black Dies – John H. Black, age 38 years, died at a local hospital yesterday afternoon after a short illness. Mr. Black came to Pueblo 32 years ago from Wheeling, West Virginia. He was a man of sterling qualities and his death will come as a shock to his many friends. He was agent for the Bankers Accident Insurance Company of Des Moines, Iowa. He leaves a wife and a son of the family home, 519 Van Buren St., a sister, Sister Mary Amata, of Springfield, Ohio, and two brothers, George, of Denver and Charles of British Columbia. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the United Funeral Home. Rev. Father Barry will officiate. Interment will be in the family lot in Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain – December 5, 1918 – The funeral of John H. Black will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the United Funeral Home. Rev. Father Barry will officiate. Interment will be in the family lot in Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain – December 6, 1918 – The funeral of John H. Black was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the United Funeral Home. Rev. Father Barry conducted the services. Interment was in the family lot in Roselawn.

Black, Mary Sue
Mary Sue (Sullivan) Black – Grand Junction Daily Sentinel – July 6, 2007 – Mary Sue Black July 21, 1933 - July 3, 2007 Our beloved wife and mother, Mary Sue Black (Sullivan) journeyed somewhere over the rainbow on July 3rd at the age of 73. Born in Trinidad, Colorado, Mary Sue was the older of two children of James and Opel Sullivan. She moved to the little town of Grand Junction in the mid-1950's where she raised two beautiful children, Jimmy Pasquin and Suzie Pasquin. Mary Sue was employed for many years by Spartans and TransAmerica Title Insurance, eventually finding and marrying her loving husband, George Black, with whom she owned and operated Grand Cleaners. Many will remember Mary Sue as a fun-loving active member of the Senior Theatre, the Gem and Mineral Club, and the Grand Junction Athletic Club and Spa. Mary Sue was survived by her husband George Black, son Jimmy Pasquin, daughter Suzie Pasquin, sister Margie Whitmyer, and her grandson, Anthony Pasquin. We know Mary Sue's love of life, her laughter, and her spirit will inspire forever! Memorial service will be Saturday, July 7th, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Please make donations to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, PO BOX 60307, Grand Junction, CO 81506.

Black, Nancy
Nancy Black – Pueblo Chieftain – November 9, 1918 – Mrs. Nancy Black, age 38 years, died at a local hospital early yesterday morning. She leaves a husband, Elmer and a son, Joseph, of this city, and a father and a mother, Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Moore of Morgan, Texas. The body was removed to the United Funeral Home and the funeral will be announced later.

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, Allen C.
Allen C. Blackburn – Pueblo Chieftain – October 5, 1918 – Additional Casualties – The names of two Colo. boys appear on a special casualty list issued last night. They are Allen C. Blackburn, of Pueblo, who was previously reported missing in action, but now reported as killed in action, and Ben Robinson of Louisville, Colo., who was previously reported missing in action, but is now reported ill in a hospital. Killed in Action – Previously reported missing in action – Private Allen C. Blackburn, Pueblo, Colo. Pueblo Chieftain – November 17, 1918 – Killed in France – A young soldier from Olney Springs, Allen C. Blackburn has his name added to the list of those killed in battle in France, this information having been received by his sister, Mrs. Eva Empres of 910 River St., Pueblo. Before going to the army the young man was better known as Jack Blackburn by his friends in Olney Springs. Another soldier from that town killed in battle was Ed M. Coffey. Allen C. Blackburn – World War I Casualties of American Army Overseas - Allen C. Blackburn, Pueblo, Colo. Died of wounds, previously reported wounded, degree undetermined.

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

Blackburn, Jesse
Jesse Blackburn – Pueblo Chieftain – March 13, 1918 – Jesse Blackburn, age 50 years, died at a local hospital yesterday afternoon. He came from Oklahoma two weeks ago and was stricken down with pneumonia. He leaves a wife and three small children in destitute circumstances. The body is being held by the Whiton Mortuary awaiting instructions from a brother at Blanchard, Okla. Pueblo Chieftain – March 15, 1918 – The funeral of Jesse Blackburn will be held at the Whiton Chapel this morning at 10 o'clock. The interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain – March 16, 1918 – The funeral of Jesse Blackburn was held at the Whiton Chapel yesterday morning at 10 o'clock. The Rev. Hedrig M. Peterson, of the People's Mission, conducted the services. Mrs. R. J. Weaver, accompanied by Mrs. A. Glenn Hopkins, sang "Saved by Grace" and "Lead Kindly Light." The pallbearers were: Jack Blanchard, W. J. Prout, Charles Mara, B. Coffee, T. M. Rathney, and T. Betts. The interment was in Mountain View Cemetery.

Blackburn, Susan Alice
Susan Alice Blackburn – Pueblo Chieftain – March 13, 1919 – Susan Alice Blackburn died at the family home, 104 Block P, yesterday morning. She was an active Red Cross worker, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the B. of R. T., Court of Honor, and Yeomen No. 1190. She is survived by her husband, B. W. Blackburn, a son James; sisters, Mrs. Helen Musselman, Eads, Colo.; Mrs. M. A. Brainerd, Pueblo; and mother, Mrs. Betty Trashong of Eads, Colo. Mrs. Blackburn was born June 3, 1870. Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 1919 - The funeral of Mrs. Sarah Alice Blackburn will be held from the McCarthy Chapel this morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. Garnett will officiate. Interment Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain – March 16, 1919 – The funeral of Mrs. Susan Alice Blackburn was held from the McCarthy Chapel yesterday morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. Barnett conducted services. Mrs. Foster sang "Home of the Soul," "Asleep in Jesus," "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," and at the grave "Going Down the Valley" was sung. The pallbearers were L. C. Charlton, S. F. McCafferty, S. M. Custey, W. C. Rollen, N. J. Bates, and A. Callender. Interment in Roselawn Cemetery.

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, Homer Lamar Jr.
Homer Lamar Blackwell Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 3, 2014 - Homer Lamar Blackwell Jr., 68, unexpectedly passed away on Jan. 30, 2014, after a brief, incredibly rare illness. Homer was born on May 18, 1945, in Yazoo City, Miss. Homer lived life to the fullest. He was a brilliant businessman and transformed Blackwell Bail Bonds in Pueblo, Colorado, to become the most successful and dominant bail bond provider that Southern Colorado has ever seen. Homer was crazy about his family. He lived life for his children, Dennis (Lynette) Blackwell and Janice (John) Titus. His grandchildren were the apples of his eye, Steve Titus and Trevor Blackwell, often put Pop on the spot questioning who was his number one. His granddaughters, Britney Titus and Taylor Blackwell, couldn't do much wrong either. They loved to aggravate their grandpa as much as he loved to aggravate them. His presence in their lives is one of our greatest losses. When Homer's wife, Diane, passed on May 21, 2010, a big part of Homer passed. He often told us he couldn't wait until the day he could be with her in Heaven. The Lord answered his prayer on Jan. 30, 2014, to be with the love of his life. Homer was preceded in death by his wife, Diane Blackwell; his father, Homer Blackwell Sr.; and his mother, Gertrude Blackwell. He is survived by his sisters, Linda Blackwell and Susie Wagner, as well as, many nieces and nephews. Life will never be the same without our hero and role model to guide us through the ups and downs that life bestows upon us. We love you Dad and Pop. Private services for Homer's friends and family, 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Peaceful Valley, 7925 Fontaine Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80925.

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, Raymond James
Raymond James Blackwell - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2014 - Raymond James Blackwell, 93, born in 1921 in Missouri, passed away on March 8, 2014. He retired from the Pueblo Army Depot as a Missile Technician. Raymond was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church of Pueblo West and was a World War II Navy veteran and past V.F.W. Post 3641 commander. Predeceased by first wife, Mary (Hren). Survived by wife, Wanda Lee Blackwell; daughter, Nancy; and son, Ryan, both of Colorado Springs; siblings, Lois (Canon City), Dean (Texas), Mary Ann (Oklahoma); and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with inurnment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements, Imperial.

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.

Blagburn, John O.
John O. Blagburn - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 1917 - John O. Blagburn, age 36, well known barber of the city, died yesterday at his home, 621 East First Street, following an illness of several years. The deceased came to Pueblo from Nowata, Okla., six years ago and during his residence here made many friends. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge. The remains were removed to the McCarthy Funeral parlors and the announcement of the funeral will be made later. Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 1917 - The funeral of John O. Blagburn took place yesterday afternoon at 12:30 from the family residence, 621 East First Street and at 1 o'clock from the Eighth Street Baptist church. Rev. Mr. Chinn conducted the services. The pall bearers were C. W. Maloney, Hill Wadsworth, Henry Nelson, Robert Shepherd, Rebj Bench, and Frank Gatewood. The funeral was under the auspices of Puritan Lodge, I. O. O. F. The interment was at Roselawn Cemetery in charge of the McCarthy Undertaking Company.

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, Clarence C.
Clarence C. Blain - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 1917 - The funeral of Clarence C. Blain will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from Davis & Vories Chapel. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 1917 - The funeral of Clarence A. Blains was held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 from the Davis-Vories Chapel. Rev. H. T. Gary conducted the service. The pall bearers were Lee Miller, ___ Hunt, Harry Reed, John Lewis, So___ Sanches and Tom Herron. Interment was in Roselawn Cemetery.

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.

Blain, John Franklin
John Franklin Blain – Pueblo Chieftain – November 18, 1918 – John Franklin Blain, age 32 years, died at a local hospital yesterday. Mr. Blain was a steel inspector for Hunt & Co. of Chicago. The body will be forwarded today to Pittsburg by McCarthy's.

Blair, Amos P.
Amos P. Blair – Pueblo Chieftain – November 7, 1918 – Day's Casualty List – Coloradoans – Slightly Wounded – Amos J. Blair, Sopris. Pueblo Chieftain – January 4, 1919 – Day's Casualty List – Coloradoans – Died of Disease – Amos P. Blair, Sopris. Section 1 – The following casualties are reported by the Commanding General of the American Expeditionary Forces: Died of Disease – Privates – Amos P. Blair, Sopris, Colo. Note: Amos Blair lived in Pueblo, Colorado in 1916 and 1917. He died on November 27, 1918 and was buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad, Colorado.

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, Marie Pauline
Marie Pauline Blake - Pueblo Chieftain – June 1, 1919 – The body of Marie Pauline Blake was sent to Elkhart, Indiana, Friday evening by the Davis-Vories Undertaking Co.

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.

Blakemore, Alexander P. (Rev.)
Alexander P. Blakemore – Pueblo Chieftain – June 4, 1917 – Alexander P. Blakemore, pastor of Scott's M. E. Church, corner Mesa Avenue and Cedar Street, died at his home, 1148 Cedar St., yesterday afternoon after a short illness. He came to Pueblo from Chetopa, Kan. about one month ago having been transferred to this city following the conference in Omaha, Nebraska. While here only a short time he had made a host of friends who will be grieved to learn of his death. Survived by his wife, who was at the bedside at the time of death, one daughter, Hortense Cephier residing at Porter, Okla., 2 sons, one residing in Wichita, Kan., and mother, residing in Alamo, Tennessee. The body was removed to the United Undertaking Co.'s parlors and the funeral announcement will be made later. Pueblo Chieftain – June 5, 1917 – The funeral of Rev. Alexander P. Blakemore, pastor of Scott's M. E. Church will be held this afternoon at 3 p.m. from Scott's M. E. Church. Rev. DeRice of Colorado Springs will conduct the services. Interment will be in Roselawn in charge of the United Undertaking Co. Pueblo Chieftain - June 6, 1917 - The funeral of Alexander Blakemore was held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 from the United Undertaking Company's chapel and at 3 o'clock from Scott Chapel. Rev. W. L. Darius assisted by Rev. Watkins, conducted the services. The flower and pall bearers were F. Looper, G. W. Henry, E. W. D. Chinn, O. S. Lewis, and M. W. Moore. Interment was in Roselawn.

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.

Blakey, Keith
Keith Blakey - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 2014 - Keith Blakey passed away March 23, 2014. Survived by his wife of 44 years, Lucille Blakey; nephews, Milt (Patti) Blakey and Rob (Salina) Mangone; niece, Elisa Jones; sister-in-law, Virginia Calich; cousin, Susann Vest; and longtime friends, Pat Farson and the Allen Moore family. Preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Howard (LouElla) and Arthur Blakey; nephew, J.P. Mangone; brother-in-law, Bob Calich; aunt, Dorothy Vest; and uncle, Russell Vest. Keith was born in Leadville on Feb. 28, 1932, to Austin and Ida Blakey. He worked as the Lake County tax assessor and enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. Viewing from 4 to 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Graveside service, 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 26, at Fairview Cemetery in Salida. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office.

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.

Blanchard, P. W. (Col.)
Col. P. W. Blanchard – Pueblo Chieftain – September 24, 1919 – Canon City Pioneer Dies on the Train – Death came suddenly yesterday morning to Col. P. W. Blanchard, Civil War veteran and popular Elk of Canon City, on the train at Gettysburg, Ohio, as he neared the home of his boyhood which he had not visited for many years, according to a dispatch received here today by E. A. Bradbury, Sec. of Canon City Lodge No. 610, B. P. O. E. Col. Blanchard had been in attendance at the national encampment of the G. A. R. and in company with his brother Freeman was on his way to visit his old home. No details of his death were given in the dispatch except that it came suddenly. Blanchard has lived in Canon City for many years and was prominent in G. A. R. Circles and had been Tyler of the local Elks Lodge for the past 7 years. He was widely known and highly respected. The body will be brought back to Canon City for burial. He leaves a widow who resides in Canon City.

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.

Bland, Orpha
Orpha "Sue" Bland - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 2013 - Orpha "Sue" Bland, 80, of Pueblo, passed away July 18, 2013. Survived by her daughters, Marsha Madrid, Pueblo, and Neva Peters, Kingston, Tenn.; grandson, Allen L. Madrid, Falcon; and great-grandson, Allen D. Madrid, Falcon. Memory sharing, 6 to 8 p.m., July 22, 2013, at 2203 Coronado Road, Pueblo, CO 81003. Cremation has taken place.

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.

Blasson, Mary Della
Mary Della Blasson – July 28, 1919 – Mary Della Blasson, age 13 years, died July 26, 18 miles east of Pueblo. Funeral at 2 this afternoon at the Huerfano Cemetery in charge of McCarthy.

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.

Blatnik, Antone
Antone Blatnik – Pueblo Chieftain – October 16, 1918 – Antone Blatnik, age 21 years, died yesterday at a local hospital following a brief illness. The deceased was a well-known resident of Blende where he had resided for the past five years. He is survived by two brothers, Rudolph and Martin, and one sister, Mrs. Jake Vidmar, all of this city. The funeral announcement will be made later by the McCarthy Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain – October 17, 1918 – The funeral of Antone Blatnik will be held from the residence of Jake Widmar in Blende this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Father Cyril Zupan will conduct the services, which will be private. Interment in Roselawn Cemetery in charge of the McCarthy Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain – October 18, 1918 – The funeral of Antone Blatnik was held from the residence of Jake Vidmar in Blende yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Private services were held by Rev. Father Zupan. Pallbearers were Max Skufca, Joe Bradish, Jim Gogec, Frank Omahen, Joe Hegler, and John Ribar. Interment in Roselawn Cemetery in charge of the McCarthy Undertaking Company.

Blatnik, John
John Blatnick – Pueblo Chieftain – September 27, 1918 – John, six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Blatnik, 1230 Eiler Ave., died yesterday morning. The private funeral service will be held from the home at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery, in charge the McCarthy Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain – September 28, 1918 – The funeral of John Blatnick was held from the family home, 1230 Eiler Ave., yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The services, which were private, were conducted by Rev. Father Cyril Zupan. Interment was in Roselawn Cemetery in charge of the McCarthy Undertaking Company.

Blazcec, Anton
Anton Blazcec - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 1917 - Anton Blazcec, aged 74 years, and well known in this city where he resided for the past 13 years, died yesterday morning at his home 1109 Egan Avenue. He is survived by his wife, a son Louis Blazcec, two daughters, Mrs. Mary Popratz of this city and Mrs. Mollie Petric of Wyoming. The remains were removed to the McCarthy Funeral Chapel and the funeral announcement will be made later. Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 1917 - The funeral of the late Anton Blazcec will take place tomorrow morning at 9:30 from his late residence, 1109 Egan Avenue and from St. Mary's Church at 10. Rev. P. Cyril Zupan will conduct the services and the interment will be in the family lot in Roselawn Cemetery under the direction of the McCarthy Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain – March 20, 1917 – The funeral of the late Anton Blazcec will take place this morning at 9:30 from his late residence, 1109 Egan Ave. and from St. Mary's Church at 10 o'clock. Rev. P. Cyril Zupan will conduct the services and the interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery under the direction of the McCarthy Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 1917 - The funeral of Anton Blazcec was held yesterday from the family residence, 1109 Egan Avenue at 9:30 and from St. Mary's Church at 10. Rev. P. Cyril Zupan conducted the services and the church choir rendered the music. Members of St. Mary's Society attended the services and acted as an escort. The floral offerings were many and beautiful and the church was well filled with friends. The pall bearers were Joseph Pacic, Joseph Skube, Joseph Adnich, Joseph Germ, Martin Dacec, and J. Snyder. The flower bearers were Anton Doltar, Mark Pecdrz, Mrs. P. Perko, and Mary Bozic. Interment was in Roselawn Cemetery under the direction of the McCarthy Undertaking Company.

Blazich, Agnes
Agnes Blazich – Pueblo Chieftain – June 8, 1919 – Angeles Blazich, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Blazich, died June 8. Body at McCarthy's.Pueblo Chieftain – June 9, 1919 – Agnes Blazich, infant, died at a local hospital June 8. Body at McCarthy's.

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.

Blinn, Merl W.
Merl W. Blinn - Pueblo Chieftain – April 3, 1919 – Will Merl Blinn, age 11 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Blinn, died at 1011 East Routt Ave., April 2. Body at United. Pueblo Chieftain – April 4, 1919 – The body of Merl W. Blinn will be forwarded this afternoon by the United Undertaking Co. to Rocky Ford, Colo., accompanied by the paren

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.

Bloedorn, Wayne G.
Wayne G. Bloedorn - Pueblo Chieftain - June 8, 2014 - Wayne G. Bloedorn “Slugger,” 73, passed away on June 5, 2014. Survived by wife of 54 years, Patricia Bloedorn; daughters, Mary (Scott) Carnell, Tina (Jeff) Guzman, Teresa Brand and Angela (Jason) Gillette; grandchildren, Joe, Staci, Daniel, Megan, Amanda, Philip, Chris, Zach, Gabi, Logan and Cheyenne; great-grandson, Rowan; siblings, Allan (Barb), Jackie, Sheldon (Beverly), Grant (Jacque); and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Wayne was born on Nov. 16, 1940, in Chicago, Ill., and was owner/operator of the Mancuso Cheese Company. He enjoyed hunting, golfing, friends, family and a cold beer. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. There will be an informal gathering, 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Blomberg, Ruth
Ruth Blomberg - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 2013 - Ruth Blomberg, 89. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

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, Anna Bullen
Anna Bullen Bloom – Pueblo Chieftain – January 3, 1919 – Attended Funeral – Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bullen have returned from Denver where they were called to attend the funeral of their niece, Mrs. Anna Bullen Bloom, who died last Sunday morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Bullen, 315 Franklin St., Denver, from pneumonia. Mrs. Bloom was 24 years old and was an artist of great merit. Two years ago she married Joseph Bloom, a noted musician of New York.

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.

Boan, James Delbert
James Delbert Boan – Pueblo Chieftain – December 16, 1918 – James Delbert Boan, age 38 years, died at 523 W. 7th St., December 15. Funeral at 3:30 today from McCarthy's Chapel. Pueblo Chieftain – December 17, 1918 – The funeral of James Boan was held yesterday afternoon at 3:30 from the McCarthy Funeral Chapel. Burial at Mountain View.

Boan, Marion
Marion Boan - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 1917 - The funeral of Marion Boan was held yesterday afternoon in the McCarthy Funeral Chapel. Rev. Mr. Purdue of Lamar conducted the services. The pall bearers were H. Frazier, Lee Dutcher, J. W. Dutcher, J. Bowen, Percy Ely, and Marvin porter. Flower bearers were C. E. Mihaney and Ed Sisk. Interment was in Mountain View.

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, Dimas J.
Dimas J. Bobian - Pueblo Chieftain - February 6, 2014 - Dimas J. Bobian, 67, of Pueblo, Feb. 4, 2014. Arrangements pending. Full notice Sunday. Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2014 - Dimas J. Bobian, 67. Viewing prior to service. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2014 - Dimas J. Bobian, 67. Viewing prior to service. Funeral service, 10 a.m. today, Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

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, Francisco D.
Francisco D. Bobian - Pueblo Chieftain - June 8, 2014 - Francisco D. Bobian, 57, of Cheyenne, Wyo., formerly of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on June 2, 2014. He was preceded in death by his former spouse, Janette Ann Bobian; parents, Henry and Maria Bobian; and sister, Annie Hernandez. Frank is survived by his loving wife, Rhonda E. Bobian; children, Tanya (Tony Ballejos) Bobian, Charles (Krystal) Bobian, Jeremy, Jon Potter and Hope Sausedo; 12 grandchildren; five sisters; one brother, who was his best friend; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Monday, Romero Chapel. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Bobian, Jose Roger
Jose Roger Bobian - Huerfano Journal - March 27, 2014 - Jose Roger Bobian, February 24, 1945 - March 17, 2014 - Jose Roger Bobian, 69, of Walsenburg, died Monday, March 17, 2014. He was born in Greeley on February 24, 1945 to the late Joe M. and Dorothy Bobian. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church where, in his youth, he was an altar server. After 28 years of service, he retired from the Denver Public Schools and moved back to Walsenburg. He loved fishing, playing pool, dancing, blues music, and playing guitar, but his greatest love was for his two sons, his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, sisters, and numerous friends. He is survived by his son, Jake Bobian; ex-wife Phyllis Talmich; brothers and sisters, Louise Trujillo, Fred (Lucy) Bobian, Maryann (Gino) Trujillo, Rita Casias (Tony Cordova), Helen (Quino) Montez, Steve (Gina) Bobian, Michael (Cindy) Bobian, and Bernard Bobian; James King; four grandsons, one granddaughter and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Ricky Bobian; and sister, Patricia Martinez. Services will be held on Friday, March 21, 2014; Rosary will be at 10:30 am, followed by Funeral Mass at 11:30, both at St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg. Burial will be at South St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg. Services have been entrusted to the Boies-Ortega Funeral Home.

Bobian, Raymond A.
Raymond A. Bobian - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 2014 - Raymond A. Bobian, 65, passed away Jan. 10, 2014, in Denver, Colo. He was born Oct. 11, 1948, in Walsenburg, Colo., to the union of Reyes and Beatrice Bobian, both of whom preceded him in death; along with a brother, John E. Bobian; a sister, Linda Sandoval; and other family members. He served in the U.S. Army. He retired from the J.C. Penny Co. Raymond is survived by his brother, Andy (Virginia) Bobian; sisters, Inez Trujillo, Darlene and Teresa Tucker-Bobian; aunt, Alice Mestas; sister-in-law, Grace Bobian; brother-in-law, Leroy Sandoval; special niece, Lori Cruz; also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, his wonderful friends, J.C. Penny co-workers and clients, who were his Denver family. At his request, cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg, the Rev. Alexander Iheonunekwu as celebrant. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Inurnment, St. Mary Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the community center following the burial. Pueblo Chieftain - February 1, 2014 - Raymond A. Bobian. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. today, St. Mary Church, Walsenburg. Inurnment with military honors at St. Mary Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the community center following burial.

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.

Bodtke, Henry T.
Henry T. Bodtke – Pueblo Chieftain – October 16, 1918 – Henry T. Bodtke, age 34 years, died yesterday morning at Flagstaff, Ariz. Mr. Bodtke resided in Pueblo up to four weeks ago and was an employee of the Pueblo Automobile Co. Deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ada Bodtke and a member of Pueblo Lodge No. 19, L. O. O. M. The body will be brought to Pueblo for burial, the time of which will be announced later by Davis-Vories.

Bodycomb, Emma
Emma Cornali Bodycomb - Trinidad Times Independent - April 24, 2012 - 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. Those who wish are welcome to sign an online guestbook at www.finchfuneralchapels.com. 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.

Boice, Henry
Henry Boice – Pueblo Chieftain – February 18, 1919 – Died in Calif. – Henry Boice, a former well-known resident of Pueblo, having been born and raised in Pueblo County, died a few days ago at his home in Pasadena, Calif., where he has lived with his family for a number of years. Mr. Boice had been sick for a long time, his health having failed him several years ago, and for a year or more he has been bedridden, and yet the news of his death will be a shock to those who knew him and loved him for his many fine qualities of heart and mind. Deceased was 61 years of age at the time of his death.

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.

Boies, Priscilla E.
Priscilla E. Boies – Pueblo Chieftain – June 11, 1918 – Priscilla E. Boies, age 70 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. P. Massey, 1402 E. 9th St., yesterday evening. She had resided in Colo. for more than 30 years. Her loving and cheerful disposition won her many friends. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. A. P. Massey, two brothers, J. A. Thornburgh of 1402 E. 9th St., and William Thornburgh of Richland, Iowa. The body was removed to the United Funeral Home and the funeral will be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain – June 12, 1918 – Aged Pioneer Pueblo Woman, Despondent Commits Suicide – Mrs. Priscilla E. Boies, 76 years old, a resident of Pueblo for 30 years, committed suicide by hanging herself in the barn at her home, 1402 E. 9th St., late Monday, afternoon. Mrs. Boies was in excellent health and had cultivated a garden last year on lots adjoining her home. She was surprisingly active for a woman of her age. She succeeded in committing suicide by throwing the rope over a rafter in the barn. She tied the rope around her neck and stepped off a trunk that was placed beneath a rafter. Her neck was broken by the fall. She had been absent from the house but a few minutes when she was missed and a search revealed her lifeless body in the barn. Her daughter, Mrs. A. P. Massey, of Calif., recently arrived in Pueblo for a visit and was eager to take her mother to Calif. Mrs. Boies did not want ago and it is supposed the brooding over the matter made her despondent and caused her to take her life. Mrs. Boies lived with her brother, J. A. Thornburgh. Another brother, William Thornburgh resides at Richland, Iowa. Relatives of Mrs. Boies did not know that she was in the least despondent and she appeared to be in her usual cheerful spirits up to the time she left the house Monday afternoon. Pueblo Chieftain – June 12, 1918 – The funeral of Priscilla E. Boies will be held this afternoon at 2:30 from the United Funeral Home. Rev. T. B. Tyre will officiate and the United Male Quartet will furnish the music. Interment will be in the family lot in Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain – June 13, 1918 – The funeral of Priscilla E. Boies was held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 from the United Funeral Home. Rev. T. B. Tyre conducted the services and the United Male Quartet sang "Rock of Ages," "Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me," and "Nearer My God to Thee." The flower bearers were Mrs. William Hall, and Mrs. John Stamm. The pallbearers were: James B. Hogan, Peter Wagner, William Hall, A. E. Milks, A. R. Klein, and Thomas Walters. Interment was in Roselawn.

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.

Boitz, Jessie
Jessie Boitz – Pueblo Chieftain – December 9, 1918 – Jessie Boitz, age 19 years, died yesterday at a local hospital. Funeral announcement later by McCarthy Undertaking Company.

Boland, Mary A.
Mary A. Boland - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 1917 - Mrs. Mary A. Boland, wife of Thomas Boland, passed away at an early hour yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. F. Savage, following an illness of several weeks duration. Mrs. Boland was born in England, March 4, 1869, and came to Pueblo sixteen years ago. The family resides at 1409 Van Buren. The funeral will take place Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock from St. Francis Xavier Church. Rev. Father Bertrand will say requiem mass for the dead. The burial will be in the family burial plot at Mountain View. Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 1917 - The funeral of Mrs. Mary A. Boland will take place this morning at 8:15 from the McCarthy Funeral Chapel and at 9 o'clock from St. Francis Xavier Church. Rev. Father Bertram will say mass for the dead. The burial will be at Mountain View. Pueblo Chieftain - January 31, 1917 - The funeral of Mary A. Boland took place yesterday from the McCarthy Chapel at 8:30 and St. Francis Xavier Church at 9 o'clock. The pall bearers were Messrs. P. Baker, William Painter, O. D. Schmidt, P. Sheehan, J. A. Maloney, and H. S. Hail. The flower bearers were Mesdames Mrs. T. Byrns, Mrs. John Dugan, Mrs. Jack Wright, Mrs. P. Harr, and Mrs. J. Shane. Interment Roselawn.

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, Henri
Henri Bole – Pueblo Chieftain – March 26, 1919 – Octogenarian Dies – Henri Bole, 87 years, died at a local hospital March 25, 1919. He is survived by a son, Charles Bole, and five grandchildren, Joel, Lenora, Harris, Raoul, Irvin, and Katherine Bole. The family home was at 1602 W. 16th St., this city.

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.

Boleman, James William III
James William Boleman III - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 2013 - James William Boleman III, May 5, 1931-July 24, 2013. James W. Boleman III died Wednesday, July 24, 2013, in Colorado Springs, Colo. "Jim" grew up in Boston, Mass., moved to Denver, and attended Denver University, majoring in business administration. He was an entrepreneur, owned an automobile dealership in Pueblo, and created several businesses in Colorado Springs. He loved boating and cars. Jim is survived by his wife, Jane Maxwell Boleman; a son, James W. Boleman IV; a daughter, Janet Conway; grandchildren, Annie Boleman, Josh Boleman, Lisa Conway, Narendra (Tharyn) Mulberry and Katie Conway; great- grandchildren, Mattie Mulberry and Tharyn Mulberry; his brother, Stuart (Shirley) Boleman; and nephew, Steve (Susie) Boleman. He also is survived by his extended family of four stepchildren whom he loved as his own, James (Becky) Damron, Debra (Randall) Matthews, Mike (T.T.) Trujillo, Michelle (Aristead) Clayton; and numerous step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Lou V. Boleman; and daughter, Lisa Boleman. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2013, at The Springs Funeral Services, 3115 E. Platte Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80909. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Sol Amor Hospice.

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, Joanna L.
Joanna L. "Jody" Boley - Pueblo Chieftain - May 8, 2014 - Joanna L. “Jody” Boley, 80, passed away May 6, 2014. Survived by children, James (Ivy) Boley and Victor (Rachel) Boley of Pueblo, Cindy (Rodney) Bickle of Simi Valley, Calif., Shonna (Tim) Shrewsbury and Julie Bickle of Pueblo; brothers, Kenneth Fair of Fowler and Mack (Barbara) Fair of Denver; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents; siblings, Carlyle Jackson, Louis Fair, Ruth Armstrong and Sally O'Neil. Jody was born in Fowler on Nov. 4, 1933, to Ray and Mabel Fair. She loved horses, wildlife, quilting and genealogy. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

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.

Bollacker, Patty Ann
Patty Ann Bollacker - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 2013 - Patty Ann Bollacker, 84, passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister. Patty is survived by her husband of 57 years and two months, Charles; daughters, Mitzi (Dannie) Steckman and Kelly (Marvin) Kissick; grandchildren, Autumn (Anthony) Conde, Charlie (Erin) Steckman, Elyse (Brandon) Purdy, Destry Kissick and Jeremy “JD” Steckman; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara (Ray) Rathert; brothers-in-law, Donald and C. Floyd Bollacker. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Patty loved gardening, her trips to Cripple Creek, her grandchildren and the Colorado Rockies. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, Imperial Chapel. Donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

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.

Bolster, Harry
Harry Bolster - Pueblo Chieftain - November 1, 1917 - The funeral of Harry Bolster was held from the Davis- Vories Chapel yesterday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment was made in Roselawn Cemetery.

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 Joseph
Charles Joseph Bon – George McCarthy Funeral Home – January 7, 2010 – March 12, 1947 – January 7, 2010 – Mr. Charles Joseph Bon was a natural leader whose winning presence allowed him to take control of various situations with ease. Equipped with a clear and calculating focus, he possessed a tough-minded, "take charge" attitude. He had the ability to make even routine situations seem exciting, and he was at ease with the role of playing problem solver. Chuck always sought out the scene of where the action was. Sociable, analytical and pleasant, Chuck was an individual who enjoyed life's challenges. Chuck was born on March 12, 1947 at Mercy Hospital in Denver, Colorado. His parents were Joe and Gina Bon. Chuck was raised in Walsenburg and Trinidad, Colorado. Always able to express himself well, Chuck possessed strong interpersonal skills. He was optimistic in his outlook on life and was able at all times to be open and direct in his communication. Armed with a great wit, Chuck was raised to be accepting of others and to implement a strong personal work ethic. As a young child, Chuck showed his creative ability in many ways. He was outgoing and animated. Chuck enjoyed new activities and pursued a variety of interests. He was a Boy scout. In his spare time he liked to play piano, go fishing. Known to others as a focused, logical, open-minded and somewhat driven individual, Chuck was able to utilize these qualities to succeed in high school. His curious nature was spurred by his ability to maximize his personal learning style through employing a hands-on approach. He was good with facts and had an excellent memory. He graduated from St Mary's Catholic High in 1965. He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. His favorite class in high school was Music. The teacher he enjoyed learning from the most was Father Fitzsimmons. When the goal of college was in sight, it became important to Chuck. Again, his direct, "down to earth" approach served him well. He was able to absorb complex concepts and had an acute sense of how things worked. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Sociology, English from Southern Colorado State College in 1972. His favorite courses were English Literature. His favorite professor was Miss Harring. Friends and acquaintances found Chuck an easy man to get to know, and those close to him would often praise his open, practical style of communication and relaxed approach to life in general. Chuck was uncomplicated and straightforward in his relationships, which allowed him to accept people for what they were. Later in life, he became friends with Rick Gezewicz. On August 5th, 1972 Chuck exchanged wedding vows with Theresa A. Soldano at the Our Lady of Assumption of Pueblo, Colorado. Chuck was attentive to Theresa's feelings, and he charmed Theresa and others with his gift for being able to give freely and generously. A good listener with an engaging personality, Chuck was able to bring pleasure and unexpected humor to the relationship. Very much like a kid himself, Chuck identified with the inquisitive and creative side of his children's personalities. He was able to direct his energy and spontaneity towards helping his children acquire added common sense skills. Chuck was blessed with Two Boys, Two sons, Jason and Bryon. Chuck was a flexible worker who was able to draw the best from others around him. A persuasive individual who was quick to make necessary decisions, Chuck's strengths included being able to think on his feet. He could be a leader who sought impact for his decisions. Gifted with an incredible ability to read body language, Chuck was able to positively manipulate situations and motivate others in order to get a task completed. He was a good negotiator who enjoyed new challenges. Chuck could multi-task, and he was endowed with entrepreneurial spirit, allowing him to think beyond standard norms when it came to resolving issues in his work environment. His primary occupation was Accounting Technician 3 in the Payroll Department. He was employed for 27 years by The Colorado Mental Health Institute of Pueblo. Chuck was an Army Veteran. Chuck was a cool thinker who could handle himself well in a crisis. He was station in Frankfurt, Germany as a personnel specialist. He achieved the rank of E5. He showed leadership qualities and could make tough decisions when he was called upon to do so. Chuck enjoyed his leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. He had something of an artistic flair in many of the things that he did. He put this creativity toward all of his pastimes. His favorite pursuits were Spending time with Family, Musical Clocks, Eagles, Roosters. He was content to enjoy his hobbies alone but was also willing to share his interests with others. Because he liked to take risks, Chuck was a perfect match for athletics and exercise. He was enthusiastic and confident about these activities. Chuck was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed watching his favorite events whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were Watching Nascar, Football. Chuck held close traditional values and as a result, faith was important to him. He was a member Our Lady of The Meadows, for 30 years. Travel and vacations were experiences that Chuck truly enjoyed. He preferred to seek out excitement wherever he went and he was partial to vacations that were casual and laid back with an atmosphere of "live and let live." He was willing to leave his plans open and flexible, just in case something more interesting came along. Favorite vacations included Hawaii, California, The Bahamas, The Carribean, and the Virgin Islands. Chuck was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. One of Chuck's favorites was Blondie, a Cocker Spaniel. They were best friends for 6 years. His family was rounded out by numerous Cats, Dogs, and Fish. When Chuck's retirement finally came in January 7th, 2010, he was well prepared. He used logical analysis of his retirement options in order to ensure his retirement would be fulfilling. Still, he was able to easily adapt to possible changes and enjoyed just having fun and being relaxed. His new life involved relocating to Heaven. Chuck passed away on January 7, 2010 at Sange De Cristo Hospice House in Pueblo, Colorado. Chuck fought a brave battle against cancer. He is survived by his Wife Theresa, his sons Jason and Bryon (Tracy). Services were held at Our Lady of The Meadows. Chuck was the kind of person who could win others over easily. A concrete communicator, he relied on his senses to increase his involvement and awareness of others. He was always able to provide amusing repartee to his friends and acquaintances, offering a seemingly endless supply of quips, anecdotes, jokes and stories. If Chuck had a theme song written about him, it might well have been "Don't Worry, Be Happy." He enjoyed his life and the experience of living it. This is how everyone will remember Mr. Charles Joseph 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.

Bonavich, Leo
Leo Bonavich – Pueblo Chieftain – December 1, 1917 – The funeral of Leo Bonavich was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the United Funeral Home. Interment was in Roselawn.

Bond, Barbara Jean
Barbara Jean Bond - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 2014 - Barbara Jean Bond, 78, passed away May 22, 2014, in Pueblo. She was born Jan. 24, 1936, in Denver and had lived here nearly 60 years. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, in 2011; her mother, Muriel Wright; and a son-in-law, Darrell Haun. She is survived by her children, Craig (Gloria) Bond and Carol Haun; as well as a granddaughter, Jessica (Charlie) Hall. No public services are planned. Donations in memory of Mrs. Bond may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Bond, Jesse R.
Jesse R. Bond - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 1917 - Jesse R. Bond, age 69 years, died at a local hospital early yesterday morning. The remains are at the Whiton Mortuary and the funeral will be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 1917 - The funeral of Jesse R. Bond will be held this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Whiton Chapel. B. P. O. E. No. 90 will conduct their services at the grave. Interment will be in Mountain View. Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 1917 - The funeral of Jesse R. Bond was held at the Whiton Chapel yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The officers of Pueblo Lodge No. 90, B. P. O. E., conducted services and the interment was in Roselawn. The pall bearers were A. L. Allen, H. M. McCarthy, Thomas Andrews, and A. M. Carroll.

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, Jerald
Jerald V. Bonds - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 2013 - Jerald V. Bonds, 81, of Pueblo West, passed away Aug. 19, 2013, at the University Park Care Center in Pueblo. Survived by his wife, Sarah; children, Jocelyn (Richard) Lundy, Kathy (and the late Gary) Sharp, Jerry (Leslie) Bonds, Jeff (Kim) Bonds, Jan (Stephanie) Bonds; 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; brother, Ronnie (Mary Sue) Bonds; sisters, Joyce Switser, Darlene Stover, Margie Henderson and Sharon (Larry) Fellhaur. Jerry was born in Rocky Ford to Verne and Rosine Bonds on Nov. 7, 1931. He graduated from Manzanola High School in 1950. After high school, he served in the National Guard. On Aug. 26, 1951, he married Sarah Bender, his wife of 62 years. Jerry worked at the Green and Babcock Lumber yard in Rocky Ford. In 1968, Jerry and his family moved to Fowler, where he opened Bonds Building Materials. Jerry loved coaching Little League baseball, following the Fowler wrestling team, spending time with his children and grandchildren, and camping and fishing. Jerry was a member of the Sonrise Methodist Church in Pueblo West, where he served as a trustee. He will be dearly missed. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, Sonrise Methodist Church, 421 E. Spaulding Ave., Pueblo West, CO 81007. Inurnment at 2 p.m., Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Sonrise Methodist Church Outreach Fund.

Bonds, Jerald R.
Jerald R. “Jerry” Bonds - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2014 - Jerald R. “Jerry” Bonds, 57, of Fowler. Service will be held at 10 a.m. today, April 17, 2014, in the Fowler High School Gym. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; Arkansas Valley Hospice; or West Assembly of God Church.

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, Carol
Carol “C.E.” BonDurant - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 2013 - Carol “C.E.” BonDurant, 83. Full notice later. Pueblo Chieftain – December 29, 2013 – Born April 26, 1930, in Pueblo. Passed away Dec. 24, 2013. C.E was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Patricia, in October of 2013; father, Kenneth B. Bon Durant; mother, Bertha (Hutchinson); in-laws, Fritz and Marie Erps; sister, Alberta Bon Durant; brothers-in-law, Fritz Erps Jr., Jack Mitchell and Byron Millington. Survived by his children, Mike (Shelia Parker) Bon Durant, Brenda (Terry) Scheid, Pam (Kent) Ervin and Audrey (Mike) Smidt; grandchildren, Clayton (Maria) Bon Durant, Donny (Tracy) Scheid, Cody (Rikki) Scheid, Dusty Scheid, Jayme and Jayce Ervin, Kaeli (Dave) Niedbalski and Amanda Smidt; great-grandsons, Wyatt and Chase Scheid; sisters, Lila Mitchell and Harriet (Larry) Grim; sister-in-law, Marilyn Millington; and multiple nieces, nephews and cousins. C.E. served in the U.S. Army Reserves from April 1955 to April of 1990, as a Master Sergeant. He received Soldier of the Year in 1966 and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in 1989. C.E. was a dedicated Boy Scout Troop leader for Troop No. 39 for many years; he helped develop many fine young men in the Pueblo County community! C.E. retired from the Colorado State Hospital as a security guard in November of 1983. C.E. enjoyed ranching and farming, and seemed happiest when he was doing such on his family's land in the Pueblo County area, as well as his parents' farm in Colorado City. C.E. was a master repairman and pretty handy mechanic, and enjoyed working on his various pieces of farm equipment. One would always say, “Carol could fix anything.” (Or, as some would say, break everything!) C.E. was a 4-H leader and also served as the Swine Superintendent for the Pueblo County Fair, for many years. C.E. was inducted into the Pueblo County 4-H Leaders Hall of Fame in 2006 and received several awards for his years served as a 4-H leader. At Carol's “C.E's” request, cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel. Reception will take place after the service at the funeral home. The family extends a special thanks to the Minnequa Medical Center staff for Carol's “C.E.'s” care.

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.

BonDurant, Patricia Ann
Patricia A. (Erps) BonDurant - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 2013 - Patricia A. (Erps) BonDurant, 73. Full notice later. Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 2013 - Patricia Ann (Erps) Bon Durant, born Nov. 20, 1939, in Silver Cliff, Colo., passed away Oct. 13, 2013. Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, Fritz and Marie Erps; brother, Fritz Erps Jr.; in-laws, Kenneth and Bertha Bon Durant; sister-in-law, Alberta Bon Durant; brothers-in-law, Byron Millington and Jack Mitchell. Survived by her husband of 53 years, Carol “C.E.” Bon Durant; children, Michael (Sheila Parker) Bon Durant, Brenda (Terry) Scheid, Pam (Kent) Ervin, Audrey (Mike) Smidt; sister, Marilyn Millington; grandchildren, Clayton (Maria) Bon Durant, Donny, (Tracy) Scheid, Cody (Rikki) Scheid, Dusty Scheid, Jayme and Jayce Ervin, Kaeli (Dave) Niedbalski and Amanda Smidt; great-grandsons, Wyatt and Chase Scheid; sisters-in-law, Harriett (Larry) Grim and Lila Mitchell; multiple nieces, nephews and cousins. Patricia was a gifted musician — when she heard a song on the radio, she could go to the piano and play that song without missing a beat. Patricia was a private music teacher for many years, teaching students the piano and accordion. We will miss her boogie woogie tunes on the piano. God has another great musician in heaven. Patricia raised four children on the family farm for many years. She went to work as a telephone operator for Mountain Bell, retired from AT&T in July of 1998. Patricia enjoyed the company of her many “ma bell” friends and shared many great tales of their years of working together. Thanks, ladies, for keeping in touch with our MOM during her past few years. Patricia's final wishes were no viewing and no service. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pueblo Animal Services or Sangre de Cristo Hospice. The family thanks Pat's caregivers, Liz, Jody and Jolene, for their TLC care. A special thanks to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice staff. Patricia's favorite places were near the area of Rainbow Lake, where she spent one summer with her father. Mom said, “I'll never forget the beauty of nature and peace I found in the mountains, the beaver, deer, foxes and the happiness all of this gave me as a child. I would like my children to go to this area someday, so they can see my happiness!” Family and friends are welcome to drop by the family farm from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013.

Bone, Tony
Tony Bone - Pueblo Chieftain – May 31, 1917 – Deadly Gas Kills Three at C. F. & I. Steel Works – 2 Others Overcome, but Will Recover – Men Were Engaged at Work in Blast Furnace – Three men were killed by asphyxiation, and two others were overcome, while at work in blast furnace "D," at the Minnequa steel plant of the C. F. & I. Co., yesterday afternoon, when carbon monoxide gas, escaping from a ventilation pipe into the chamber in which they were working. The dead: Tony bone, 32, Italian, 608 Arroyo; Jacob Eppright, 32, Negro, 1220 Stone Ave.; William Hicks, 50, Negro, 1228 East Orman Ave. The injured were William Schwab, foreman; Louis Holts, laborer. Schwab and Holts escaped from the furnace when they felt the effects of the gas, the other three men refusing to leave because they claimed they were unable to notice any change in the atmosphere of the chamber in which they were working. A few moments later they were carried from the furnace unconscious and died on the way to the hospital. All the furnaces in what is known as blast furnace row at the steelworks are connected with a pipe which carries off the gas generated by the furnaces. Fearing that gas would escape from the pipe into the furnace of which he intended to work Schwab had taken precautions before entering at noon yesterday. The ventilation pipes were opened flooding the chamber with air and the water seal was turned into the gas pipe to prevent its escaping. Water Seal Inadequate – The water seal evidently proved inadequate as the man had been working for less than 2 hours when Schwab and Holts complained of being weak in the knees, the first symptoms of the effects of the gas. They asked the others that they were affected and then left. Schwab pushed Holts through a hole in the side of the furnace and himself climbed a ladder coming out on top of the furnace. He called to the others to crawl through a large opening at the bottom of the furnace but they disregarded the warning, it is stated, because they could not notice the effects of the gas, which is odorless. Schwab and Holts were partially revived by other workers who rush them to Minnequa hospital. Others went into the furnace and carried the trio out and called an ambulance. They died, however, before they reached the hospital. One of the men, Tony bone, was removed to the Davis and Vories Undertaking parlors where an inquest probably will be held sometime during the week. He was unidentified until 9 o'clock last night when his identity was established through his brass check number. Little is known of him except that he came here from St. Louis and has a wife and 2 children residing at 608 Arroyo St., this city. William Hicks came to Pueblo from Birmingham, Alabama, 10 years ago. He is survived by a wife and 3 children residing in this city. Jacob Uppright came here from Iola, Kan. He is survived by a wife residing in Pueblo and a father and mother residing in Iola. A complete investigation of the accident is being made by coroner Dr. Ray Taylor. Taylor was not notified of the accident until after the men had been removed to local Undertaking establishments, he says. For this reason he is making a thorough investigation and will call a jury to hold an inquest over the body of bone, with a view of determining the cause of the 3 deaths. Pueblo Chieftain - June 3, 1917 - The funeral of Tony Bonei will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home 912 Elm Street and at 2:30 from Mt. Carmel Church. Interment will be made in Roselawn Cemetery, in charge of Davis & Vories. Pueblo Chieftain – June 4, 1917 – Inquest Today – An inquest will be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Davis & Vories Chapel by Coroner Dr. Ray Taylor, to inquire into the circumstances surrounding the death of Tony Bone, one of three men asphyxiated in a blast furnace they were repairing at the Minnequa steel plant last week. The men were overcome by gas fumes that are supposed to have been generated from another furnace that was in operation at the time. Pueblo Chieftain – June 4, 1917 – The funeral of Tony Bone was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence and at 2:30 from Mount Carmel Church. Rev. Father Giglio conducted the services. The pallbearers were: Tony Viola, Joe Viola, Charles Meete, Tony Savoca, Joe Lio, and Vincencio Coneraldi. A delegation of the Sicilian society led by a band, escorted the body to the church. Interment was in Roselawn in charge of Davis-Vories. Pueblo Chieftain - June 5, 1917 - Death of Three Men Due to Negligence - Verdict of Jury at Inquest Over Body of Tony Bone, Asphyxiated by Gas in Blast Furnace - The Colorado Fuel and iron Company was found guilty of criminal negligence in connection with the death of Tony Bone, one of the three workmen asphyxiated in a blast furnace at the Minnequa plant Tuesday, by a coroner's jury yesterday afternoon. Bone and two Negros were killed by monoxide gas when other workmen starting to clean out a main allowed the gas to flow into the furnace without first learning whether there was anyone in the furnace. The jury reached its verdict after listening to testimony of two workmen who were rescued from the furnace, the two men who went into the gas-filled chamber in an effort to save the lives of three men lying at the bottom of the furnace and J. W. Acuff, assistant superintendent of the blast furnace department. William Schwab, foreman of the men cleaning out furnace D, the death trap, declared that he and four workmen had been inside the furnace 15 or 20 minutes and had started to take out the cooler when he suddenly began to grow weak. The gas created a fog thru which he saw the four workmen staggering like drunken men. Schwab said he believed the water seal had been let down, allowing the gas to fill the furnace. "I helped Louis Holst out and then started up the ladder. I collapsed just as I reached the outside air. Holst testified that he had scarcely detected a faint odor of gas when he began to reel. He said that the fog was so dense that he could scarcely see the other workmen. Holst declared that he came unconscious just as he was being helped toward the exit. Both Schwab and Holst testified that the gas rendered them unconscious in a minute's time. Brave Youths to Rescue - The testimony of Robert Mills and Charles Mowry disclosed that these two young men acted as volunteers to go down into the death trap filled with the monoxide gas in an effort to rescue Bone and the two Negros lying on the bottom of the furnace. At the risk of their own lives these two youths ventured into the furnace and brought forth the limp forms of the three men in the hope that there might still be life within them. Both said that the odor of the gas was sickeningly strong when they got into the death pit. The testimony of Acuff had much to do with the finding of the jury. Questioning by one of the jurors elicted the admission that the two groups of men working within the furnace and on the main were unaware of what the other was doing. The men starting to clean out the gas pipes did not know that the five men were in the furnace.

Bonfadini, Leo G.
Leo G. Bonfadini - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - December 06, 2004 - Leo G. Bonfadini, 87, beloved husband of Pauline (Riggio) Bonfadini, passed away Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at Mt. San Rafael Hospital. He was born August 18, 1917, in Trinidad to Bert B. and Rosa (Liberto) Bonfadini. He attended Holy Trinity and graduated from Trinidad High School in 1936. He was introduced to business management at an early age delivering coal and working in the family grocery store. He was employed by Mason Candy Company 1935-1939. Leo enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1941. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II and received numerous medals for his tour of duty in New Guinea and in the Philippines. He was discharged in November 1945 and returned to Trinidad to work with his parents and his brother Charlie at Bonfadini's Grocery and Market. When the brothers married, their wives joined them in the life long Italian food business. The Bonfadini family was recently honored as a Century Family of the Las Animas County having lived and contributed to the county's historical significance, culture and economic development. On June 2, 1946, Leo was united in marriage to Pauline at Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. As a devoted Catholic, Leo was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Lega Abruzzi Lodge, Columbian Federation, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Elks, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Izaak Walton League of America, Redman Lodge, National Association Sixth Infantry Division, Fraternal Order of Italians, Friends of Historical Trinidad, Trinidad Auto Club, American Legion and the H.R. Sayre Senior Center. Leo enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing, working on his cars, reading, learning computers, collecting antiques and art. He had a most unique sense of humor and was always generous in helping others. He thanked God for his family and friends. Leo was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Charles and his wife Rose, his half brother Mano Menapace and his son Montey, and his sister-in-law, Carmella Riggio. Leo is survived by his wife, Pauline and his daughter Bernadine; his grandchildren Donald, Patrick and Brenda Dudley of Colorado Springs and his great-grand daughter, Logan Dudley; his sister-in-law Caroline and Fred Kokjohn and sister Rosalie Riggio, SC, of the Sisters of Charity in Cincinnati, Ohio. Active pallbearers will be Charles Bonfadini, Boyd Funk, Gary Garlutzo, Christopher Kokjohn, Fritz Kokjohn and Shawn Wilson. Honorary pallbearers are Joe Micheli, Emil Vukich, Sam Ringo, Bob Moser, Johnny Niccoli and Dominic Morelli. Leo's family requests donations be made to the organization or charity of their choice in his memory. Visitation will be on Monday, Dec. 6 from 2-7 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. The Wake will be at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. The Funeral Mass will be at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, December 7 at 1 p.m. Burial follows at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

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.

Bongiorno, Antonio
Antonio Bongiorno - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 1917 - Antonio Bongiorno, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Sebastian Bongiorno, died yesterday at the family residence, 1225 Egan Avenue. The remains were removed to the McCarthy Undertaking parlors and the funeral announcement will be made later. Pueblo Chieftain - April 1, 1917 - The funeral of Antonio Bongiorno, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Sebastian Bongiorno, was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family residence, 1225 Egan Avenue, and from Mount Carmel Church at 2:30. Rev. S. M. Giglio conducted the services and many friends were present at the church services. There were many beautiful flowers and the following little boys acted as pall bearers and flower bearers. Sam and Joe Bongiorno, Tony Cortese, and Jacob Peccaro acted as pall bearers, and Charles and James Bongiorno and Sam Cortese were the flower bearers. Interment was in Roselawn Cemetery under the direction of McCarthy Undertaking Company.

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.

Bonnot, August
August Bonnot – Pueblo Chieftain – July 29, 1918 – August Bonnot, age 69 years, died at the family home, 223 East Evans Ave. The body is being cared for by the United Undertaking Co. and the funeral will be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain – July 31, 1918 – The funeral of August Bonnot was held yesterday morning at 8:15 from the residence, 223 East Evans Ave., and at 8:30 from St. Patrick's Church. Rev. Father Barry said Requiem mass. The pallbearers were: T. P. Lloyd, T. D. Donnelly, J. T. Farley, C. H. Cambron, George Morrissey, and Joseph O'Rourke. Interment was in Roselawn in charge of the United Undertaking Company.

Bonnot, Mary E.
Mary E. Bonnot – Pueblo Chieftain – August 19, 1918 – Mary E. Bonnot, age 69 years, died at the family home, 232 East Evans Ave. yesterday. Her husband died less than a month ago. The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 8:45 from the home and at 9 o'clock from St. Patrick's Church. Rev. Father Barry will say Requiem mass. Interment will be in Roselawn in charge of the United Undertaking Company. Please omit flowers. Pueblo Chieftain – August 20, 1918 – The funeral of Mary E. Bonnot will be held this morning at 8:45 from the residence, 222 East Evans Ave., and at 9 o'clock from St. Patrick's Church. Rev. Father Barry will say Requiem mass. Interment will be in Roselawn in charge of the United Undertaking Company.

Bonogofsky, James
James Bonogofsky - Pueblo Chieftain - May 8, 2014 - James Bonogofsky, 74. Full notice later. Pueblo Chieftain - May 9, 2014 - James Bonogofsky, 74, passed away May 6, 2014, doing what he loved most, playing golf. Survived by his wife, Mary; daughters, Brenda (Dee) Pickett and Heidi (Phil) Marin; granddaughter, Carson Pickett; and grandsons, Nicolas and Dominic Marin. James was born April 3, 1940, in Carson, N.D., to Matt and Katie Bonogofsky. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at a later date in North Dakota.

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.

Bonovich, Leo
Leo Bonovich – Pueblo Chieftain – November 29, 1917 – Leo Bonovich, age 12 years, died yesterday at the family home, 420 ½ W. Northern Ave. The body is being cared for at the United Funeral Home and the funeral announcement will be made later.

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.

Bookout, Ray L.
Ray L. Bookout - Pueblo Chieftain - June 2, 2014 - Ray L. Bookout. Funeral service, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel, with military honors to follow. Interment in Byers, Texas. Pueblo Chieftain - June 3, 2014 - Ray L. Bookout. Funeral service, 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Burial, Riverside Cemetery, Byers, Texas.

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 Dale
James Dale Boone - Pueblo Chieftain - April 7, 2012 - Wheelchair victim in accident dies - A 59-year-old man in a wheelchair hit by a driver in March died Friday, the coroner said. James Dale Boone died in private care from complications of injuries he sustained in a March 19 accident. "He had multiple traumatic injuries," Pueblo County Coroner James Kramer said. Boone was struck about 10:30 p.m. crossing the street in a wheelchair near Second Street and Portland Avenue. He was hit by a 1997 Honda Civic driven by Connie Romero, 34. Boone was reportedly intoxicated at the time, according to Pueblo police, and Romero drove away from the scene but soon returned. Police recently forwarded the case to the District Attorney's office requesting charges for both Boone and Romero. On Friday, after learning about Boone's death, Sgt. Steve Zittel said there is a chance Romero could face an additional charge. "Any fatality 30 days after the accident is determined as a result of the accident, so (Romero) could be charged with his death," Zittel said. Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 2012 - James D. Boone, 59, passed away April 6, 2012. Cremation has taken place. No formal service. Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 2013 - A Pueblo jury took less than an hour to return a not guilty verdict today against a woman charged with hitting and killing a man last year on the East Side. Connie Romero, 35, was acquitted of one count of careless driving resulting in death after a two-day trial. Romero was charged with hitting James Dale Boone, 59, on March 19, 2012, as he tried to cross the street at Second Street and Portland Avenue in his wheelchair. Boone was taken to Parkview Medical Center and treated for his injuries. He died about a week later under private care. Police reports said Boone was intoxicated when he was crossing the street and Romero was unable to avoid him. Romero initially left the scene of the accident but then returned. She faced only the misdemeanor charge of careless driving resulting in death. Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 2013 - A Pueblo jury took less than an hour to return a not guilty verdict today against a woman charged with hitting and killing a man last year on the East Side. Connie Romero, 35, was acquitted of one count of careless driving resulting in death after a two-day trial. Romero was charged with hitting James Dale Boone, 59, on March 19, 2012, as he tried to cross the street at Second Street and Portland Avenue in his wheelchair. Boone was taken to Parkview Medical Center and treated for his injuries. He died about a week later under private care. Police reports said Boone was intoxicated when he was crossing the street and Romero was unable to avoid him. Romero initially left the scene of the accident but then returned. She faced only the misdemeanor charge of careless driving resulting in death.

Boone, Jesse
Jesse Boone – Pueblo Chieftain – January 10, 1918 – Body Of Late Jesse Boone Is Sent to Pagosa Springs – The body of the late Jesse Boone, great-great-grandson of Daniel Boone of Kentucky was forwarded this morning to the family home at Pagosa Springs, Colorado, for interment. The news of the death of Mr. Boone caused profound sorrow among a great many of the city's oldest families to whom the Boone family have been known for the past half-century. The body of the deceased, reposing in state yesterday afternoon at the McCarthy Mortuary Chapel, was viewed by many sorrowing friends. The wealth of beautiful flowers laid by them at the bier attests of the love and esteem in which the deceased was held by his wide circle of Pueblo friends, and likewise attested the respect of the community for the illustrious family of which the departed was a member. Accompanying the body on the sad journey to Pagosa Springs was a funeral party composed of the widow, mother, sister Esther, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fosdick, of Fowler, Colorado, and other relatives. Following the funeral services at the old home, the remains will be laid to rest in the family burial ground by the side of the grave of his father, also lately deceased. Pagosa Springs, the birthplace and lifelong home of the deceased, yesterday received the news of Mr. Boone's death as a profound shock, and it is said that when the news of his death was sent yesterday morning to the various communities in Archuleta County, of which county Pagosa Springs is the county seat, there were expressions on every hand of the esteem in which the young man was held and words of sympathy everywhere expressed for the sorrowing relatives.

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 21, 2012 - Pueblo elder dies at 107 - People read about history and some get the chance to live it. In Arta Booth's case, she witnessed much of what can be found today only in museums and history books. Booth died Thursday at the age of 107. "She saw the Model T, the Model A, horse-and-buggies. I'm sure she saw all of that," son Richard Booth said Friday. Booth was born Jan. 30, 1905, on a farm between Rocky Ford and Swink. She moved to Pueblo as a young girl, lived through the flood of 1921 and graduated from Centennial High School in 1924. She worked in the jewelry business for Harding-Bulloch Jewelers on Main Street until she was 90 and lived in her North Side home until an injury forced her into a nursing home in 2002. "She fell and broke her hip the night before she was 102. Up until then she was living at home by herself. She took care of the lawn and the whole bit," Richard Booth said, adding his mother was an avid gardener who loved flowers. "She loved her garden. She loved her flowers and flower beds." In 2008, Booth was crowned the Colorado State Fair's silver queen. Booth is survived by her son and daughter, Barbara Bohman, along with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. April 28 at the First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th St. Interment will be in Rocky Ford. Arrangements are being handled by Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors. 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.

Booth, John Wilkes
John Wilkes Booth – Pueblo Chieftain – January 1, 1917 – Last of Booth Family Dies at Leadville – John Wilkes Booth, last of the famous family of actors, who died here Friday, was buried today. He was 68 years old and was the grandson of Junies Brutus Booth, the great tragedian, and nephew of John Wilkes Booth. He had been an actor for many years, but for 30 years had lived in Leadville. Mr. Booth believed that a fatal destiny hung over the name and refused to discuss his early history or his family connections.

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 d