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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LaBar, Leslie
Leslie LaBar - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 2010 - Leslie LaBar went on his eternal hunt on Nov. 5, 2010. Born Jan. 8, 1917, in New York State and moved to Pueblo in 1955. Les was preceded in death by his parents, Mable and Earl LaBar; brothers, Donald and Leo LaBar; sister, Ardia LaBar; and in-laws, Zelma and William Yalotz Sr. He is survived by his wife, Zelma LaBar; daughters, Veronica LaPoint and Tanya Frazier; grandchildren, DeeDee Henson (Casey Sanchez), Gloria (Patrick Van Meter) Henson, Brad (Karen) LaPoint, Bryan (LuAnne) LaPoint, Carmen (James) Snyder and Bridget LaPoint; great-grandchildren, Cody Soder, Jessica and Paige Naranjo, Grace Van Meter, Evan, Blake and Dasha LaPoint; numerous other relatives and friends, including special friend, Brad (Shirley) Steward. Les owned and operated Allied Roofers from 1957 until his retirement. He especially enjoyed the Colorado mountains and over the years, spent most of his free time fishing, hunting, camping, and prospecting. His favorite passion was big game hunting, which he actively enjoyed through age 92, thanks to his hunting partners and family members Bill, John, and JJ Yalotz. He was very devoted to his wife and family and will be dearly missed by them all. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday with rosary at 6 p.m., both at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive guests at the St. Joseph' s room at the Shrine of St. Therese following the burial.

Lack, Janis M.
Janis M. Lack - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2012 - Janis M. Lack, 64, affectionately know as Nana, born April 10, 1947, passed away March 12, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her sister, Yvonne (Walt) Burhans. Survived by her husband of 47 years, Dick Lack; children, Rick (Terri) Lack, Jon Lack, Karen Lack, Krista (Bryan) Kristan. Favorite aunt of Denise (Al) O' Hara, Rondi (Otto) Lichtl, Roy Gibson. She was adored by her eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild and one expected great-grandchild. Nana was the proud matriarch of this strong and loving family. Janis started as a volunteer at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in 1985, became the past president of the women' s auxiliary and retired in 1996 as volunteer coordinator. She was the most recent president of the Pueblo West Eagles Auxiliary No. 4471 for the past two years. Celebration of life open house, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2012, Pueblo West Eagles No. 4471, 334 S. McCulloch Blvd., Pueblo West, CO 81007.

Lackey, Edward C.
Edward C. Lackey - Trinidad Times Independent - December 2, 2008 - Edward C. Lackey, 73, died peacefully at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital on Nov. 26, 2008. Ed was born in Morley to Theodore (Slats) Lackey and Cora Zancanella Lackey. He attended grade school in Morley was a graduate of Holy Trinity High School in 1953. He played center for the 1952 state parochial football championship team. In 1956, he married his high school sweetheart Sylvia "Sliv" Lackey in Trinidad. Together they enjoyed 52 years of love, friendship, and partnership. After several years as a Rainbo Bread salesman, Ed went into partnership with Fritz Kokjohn at Trinidad Janitor Supply. In 1970, he purchased Risley Printing Company, and after renaming it Trinidad Printing Company, he operated the successful business for 25 years. After retirement, Ed continued to sell Xerox products. He then worked part time as a pressman for The Trinidad Times Independent/Raton Range. Ed was very active in sports and enjoyed golf, bowling, fishing, hunting and softball. He was a former member of the Elk's Lodge, Trinidad Jaycees, and was a charter member of the Trinidad Trail Riders (motor scooter) Club. Ed was preceded in death by his parents Theodore and Cora Lackey, his brother Theodore, his mother and father-in-law Victor and Jennie Maio, his brother-in-law Fred Maio, and his son-in-law Mike Fabec. He is survived and will be sadly missed by his wife of 52 years Sylvia, daughter Leeann Fabec, son Ed Lackey, granddaughter Erica (Wade) Roybal, sisters Joyce (Anthony) Cassio and Wanda (Simon) Cardenas, and sister-in-law Nadine Maio. Ed is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. The coffee pot was always on at Trinidad Printing for the many good friends he made over the years. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated by Father Kieran Alaribe on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church followed by inurnment at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ed's memory to Holy Trinity Academy or to Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Family may be contacted at 232 Nona Avenue. The family has entrusted the arrangements to Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Lackey, Theodore A.
Theodore A. Lackey - Trinidad Times Independent - March 15, 2008 - Theodore A. (Ted) Lackey, age 77, died peacefully at Pueblo Extended Care in Pueblo, Colorado on March 15, 2008. Ted was born in Starkville, Colorado to Theodore (Slats) Lackey and Cora Zancanella Lackey. He attended school in Morley, Colorado, graduating from Trinidad High School. Ted served four years in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Upon completion of his military career. He attended Trinidad State Junior College and graduated. He then attended Colorado State University graduating with a degree in Engineering. He was employed by Phillips Petroleum Company in Borger, Texas for 25 years. Before becoming ill, Ted's favorite hobby was photography and collecting pocket knives. He researched the beginnings of the coal mines in Southern Colorado. He attained a 4th degree in the Order of The Knights of Columbus. Ted was preceded in death by his parents Theodore (Slats) Lackey and Cora Zancanella Lackey and nephew Mike Fabec. He is survived by his brother Edward (Sylvia) Lackey, sisters Joyce (Anthony) Cassio, Wanda (Simon) Cardenas. Nieces and nephews Leeann Fabec, Edward A. Lackey, Cherie Cassio, Beth Worthington, Mike (Paula) Cassio, Mary Salas, Cathy (Randy) Mondragon, Cris (Jim) Castagneri, and Scott (Jackie) Cardenas. He is also survived by several great nieces and nephews and cousins. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 18 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Mullare Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, March 19 at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Immediately following the services, entombment will be in The Resurrection at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers for Ted Lackey are Mike Cassio, Randy Mondragon, Jim Castagneri, Ed Lackey. Wade Roybal and Ted Menapace. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Holy Trinity Academy in his memory. The family has entrusted to Mullare Funeral Home with the arrangements.

LaCombe, Frank Desales Jr.
Frank Desales LaCombe Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 2011 - Frank Desales LaCombe Jr., 82, of San Luis, Colo., went to be with the Lord on Dec. 18, 2011. Survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Sophia; children, Lawrence (Micky), Gary (Vivian), Sid (Verna), Tony (Brenda) and Arthur (Cheryl) LaCombe; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Ida Vigil; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Rosary service, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both at the Sangre de Cristo Catholic Church, San Luis, Colo. Interment, Sangre de Cristo Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at the Circle of Life hall following interment.

Lacy, Ben B.
Ben B. Lacy - Pueblo Chieftain - July 14, 2010 - Ben B. Lacy, 90, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 12, 2010, at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo. He was born on Sept. 25, 1919, to Raymond and Tempa (Taylor) Lacy in Wiley, Colo. He married Fern Hendrix on May 14, 1939, in Holly, Colo. Ben was a farmer, rancher and a country music singer well known throughout Southeastern Colorado and particularly, the Arkansas Valley. He especially was known for his fiddle playing. He and Fern played country music dances since the 1950s at towns throughout Eastern Colorado and continually provided music at nursing homes and countless funerals. From their dry land days in Kiowa County, they moved to Las Animas, where he was county assessor for 19 years. Their final years together were spent in Canon City. Ben and Fern celebrated their 90th birthdays and their 71st wedding anniversary within this last year. Ben is survived by his wife, Fern; daughter, Pat (Wilber) Thomas; and son, Duane (Elsie) Lacy. Seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Tempa Lacy; twin grandsons, Kent and Keith; as well as nine brothers and sisters. Visitation, noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 15, followed by funeral service at 2 p.m., both at Peacock Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Bill Carson of the First Christian Church in Canon City officiating. Interment will follow at the Bent County Cemetery in Las Animas. Those wishing to do so, may make memorial contributions to First Christian Church, 320 N. 16th St., Canon City, CO 81212 direct or through the funeral home.

Lacy, Clay
Clay Lacy - Rocky Mountain News - November 28, 1887 - Trinidad Items - Trinidad, Colo., Nov. 27 - Clay Lacy, son of Mrs. S. C. Lacy, the extensive cattle owner, died at his home on East Main Street last night of typhoid fever.

LaDamus, Ernest
Ernest ' Ernie'  LaDamus - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 2012 - Ernest ' Ernie'  LaDamus, 85. Sunrise, Oct. 28, 1926; sunset, Feb. 22, 2012. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Helene Soape, Roy LaDamus, Dorothy Chigro, and Elizabeth Perkins. Ernie is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dolores; daughters, Cindy Hopkins and Lorri LaDamus; grandchildren, Shannon and Felicia; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Infinity, Warren, Sami, Kolten, and Kaiden; great-great-grandchildren, Brittlynn, Ayden and Alice; brother, George LaDamus; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Ernie was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge No. 90. He retired as a superintendent for the Iron Workers Local No. 750, (the old Local No. 24), and also retired from Combustion Engineers. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, T.G. McCarthy Chapel. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home

Ladd, Arline A.
Arline A. Ladd - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2012 - Arline A. Ladd, a lifelong resident of Pueblo, passed through the gates of heaven on Feb. 21, 2012, at the age of 94. Arline was born on Dec. 17, 1917, to William and Edythe Pugh. In 1940, she married Wilbur N. Ladd, who preceded her in death in 2000. She also was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Amy Fairbanks. Her survivors include her daughter, Lynnda Fairbanks of England; son, Wilbur "Skip" of Pueblo; grandchildren, Talbot Fairbanks of Washington, Joshua Ladd of Tennessee, and Tiffany (Dan) Steiner; great-granddaughter, Skylar of Aurora; as well as many nieces, cousins and their extended families by former daughter-in-law, Marilyn Antenucci and son-in-law, Joe Fairbanks of Washington. Arline attended Central High School and business school after which she became a legal secretary to several Pueblo firms before her marriage to Wilbur. She was very active in numerous benevolent organizations including Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile and Rotary Ann, where she served as president and volunteer coordinator, driving handicapped children to therapy for 25 years. She was a longtime member of St. Paul' s United Methodist Church until it closed in 2007 and merged with Wesley United Methodist Church. She belonged to several bridge clubs and counted their members as best friends. Arline also loved her many dogs and her cat over the years. She loved looking at the sun and blue skies of Colorado, saying how "blue blue" the sky was, even in her last weeks of life. Arline spent the past several years living at the Chateau at Sharmar Village where she has been so well cared for. The family wishes to give a special thank you to the nurses and caregivers of Sharmar Chateau, especially those who cared for Arline in the memory care unit and to the caring staff at Frontier Hospice. Visitation for Mrs. Ladd will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, at the mortuary. Entombment, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at the Roselawn Cemetery followed by memorial service, 2 p.m., at Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford, with Pastor Christine Richardson officiating. A reception will follow in the Wesley Fellowship Hall. Donations in memory of Arline may be made to the PAWS for Life Animal Welfare and Protection Society of Pueblo, or to the Sharmar Chateau Memory Care Unit.

Ladd, Gladys Louise
Gladys Louise McKinney Nesslage Ladd - Pueblo Chieftain - April 6, 2011 - Gladys Louise McKinney Nesslage Ladd, 88, passed away April 4, 2011. Survived by her daughter, Sandi (Mike) Garner of Pueblo; grandchildren, Brandi Garner, Kasey Garner and Kent Fritzel; and children of Walter Ladd. Preceded in death by her husband, Walter Irvon Ladd on Jan. 11, 1973; father, William Barnett; and mother, M. Gladys McKinney. Louise was born July 2, 1922, in Pueblo, and was a lifetime resident. She graduated from Central High School in 1940; Colorado State Teachers' College in Greeley and Pueblo Junior College. She taught at South Avondale during the war; also for Pueblo School District No. 60 at Fountain, Columbian, Jefferson, Belmont, and Carlyle schools. Life member of National Education Association, Colorado and Pueblo education associations, Stillman Lassies Girls Band, American University Women, Beta Sigma Phi Chapter Alpha Eta Master and Alpha Delta Kappa Teachers' Sorority. Former member of St. Paul Methodist Church and Pueblo League of Business Professional Women. She was the granddaughter of Pioneer Colorado newspaper editor, Col. William Barnett McKinney, of the Pueblo Press in Pueblo, Colo. Viewing from 10 a.m. until noon on Thursday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 2011, at Roselawn Cemetery with the Rev. Chris Richardson officiating.

Ladd, John Irvin
John Irvin Ladd - Pueblo Chieftain - September 2, 2008 - John I. Ladd, Colonel, US Army (RET), died August 27, 2008. Born January 22, 1912 in Pueblo, CO, to Albert Alan Ladd and Carrie Bernard Ladd. Survived by daughter, Donna (Peter) Gruitch, Green Mountain Falls, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Mildred Schuster Ladd. In 1946, John joined his father and two brothers to form the Ladd Lumber & Mercantile Company. This company included a number of other enterprises. John retired from the US Army after serving 33 years. During World War II, he served overseas for over two years in Europe with the staff of General Omar N. Bradley. He was a 50 + year member of Silver-State Lodge #95AF & AM, Southern Colorado Consistory, Al Kaly Shrine, and Elks Lodge #90. He was Potentate of Al Kaly Shrine in 1966, President of Central States Shrine Association in 1972. Founding member of Al Kaly Shrine Mule Train and serving twice as its president. In addition to his fraternal service, he was active in civic affairs having served on both the 1950 and 1955 Pueblo City Charter Conventions. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, September 4, 2008 in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Masonic Burial Rites by Silver State Lodge #95 AF&AM. Private inurnment in Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Scottish Rite Foundation in lieu of flowers.

Ladd, Lelia B.
Lelia B. Ladd - Pueblo Indicator - September 8, 1928 - Mrs. A. A. Ladd Passed Away - Mrs. Lelia B. Ladd, wife of A. A. Ladd, well known as the founder of the Ladd Lumber company, successor to the Foley Lumber company, died at Kansas City, Monday, Sept. 6, following a brief illness, and the remains were brought to this city for interment. She had gone to Kansas City on a visit when she was taken suddenly ill. Deceased was most highly respected and beloved by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband, three sons, Albert Allen Ladd, Jr., John Irvin Ladd, and Wilbur Newton Ladd, all of Pueblo; mother, Mrs. W. A. Barnes, Indianola, Iowa; three brothers and one sister, Will A. Barnes of Long Beach, Calif.; E. H. Barnes, Fresno, Calif., and John and Harriett Barnes of Indianola, Iowa.

Ladner, Barbara A.
Barbara A. Ladner - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 2011 - Barbara A. Ladner, affectionately known as ' Bobby'  to family and friends, passed away quietly in the early morning of Feb. 19, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ina C. and Elmer P. Yaden; her brothers, James W. Yaden and Hoyle G. Yaden; sister-in-law, Roseanne Yaden; and nephew, Wayne (Kelly) Yaden; her sister-in-law, Clara ' Honey Girl'  Dworek; and brother-in-law, Jack K. Ladner. She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Thom P. Ladner; her sister, Shirley (Don) M. Mathews; and her brothers, Elmer P. (Dorothy) Yaden, Jake M. Yaden and Wayne K. (Martha)Yaden; sister-in-law, Janet Yaden; brothers-in-law, Paul L. (Maryanna) Ladner, Tony (Donna) Ladner, Raymond (Janet) Ladner; and sister-in-law, Sally Murray. She also is survived by special friends, Juanita and Ernie Nuci, Gloria Chacon, their children and grandchildren, Jack Coe and Shirley Esquibel, who were more family than friends. She had 15 nieces and nephews, Ana Campbell, Jerry (Lynn) Yaden, Rick (Sally) Yaden, Scott (Pattie) Mathews, Dianne (Rich) Bennett, Debbie (Bruce) Sharp, Ed (Carla) Yaden, John (Debbie) Yaden, Becky (Jason) Bennett, Barb (Mark) Meekhof, Billy Yaden, Bud Yaden Jr., Steve (Carolyn) Yaden, Jeanie (Brian) Blake and Carrie (Mark) VanBeek. She also will be remembered by a host of great-nieces and nephews, godchildren and friends. She was born in Pueblo, Colo., June 20, 1944. She graduated from County High School in 1961, and earned a master' s degree in criminal justice from Colorado State University in 1976. She was a city manager intern for the city of Pueblo in 1974 ' “ 75. She worked for 35 years at the Colorado State Hospital and the Department of Corrections. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was a Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. She loved playing slots in Las Vegas. Special thanks to Dr. Shapiro. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today; funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, both at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Reception immediately following, St. Joseph Church Hall, 1145 S. Aspen Road in Blende. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Ladurini, Irene A.
Irene A. Ladurini - Pueblo Chieftain - September 2, 2009 - Irene A. Ladurini, born July 30, 1921, to Ann and Rudolph Bunk in Walsenburg, Colo., where she lived all her long and happy life until she was called by our Lord to His kingdom on Aug. 31, 2009. After high school, she attended St. Mary's College in Leavenworth, Kan. She married Virgil Ladurini on May 8, 1941, and raised her two children, Mary Ann and David. She loved her flower and vegetable gardens, where you could find her any summer day. She also loved to entertain and cook: parties for her children and their classmates; dinner parties for her and Virgil's friends and family; football games; and, of course, her bridge clubs. She also loved to travel with her family to various places around the world, especially to her son's home in Florida. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Ann; her brother, Rudolph "Rudy" F. Bunk, brothers-in-law, Charles Masinton, Chris Skarmas; and sister-in-law, Lola Masinton. She will be missed by her husband of 68 years; her son, David, and his wife, Cindy; her sisters-in-law, Betty Bunk and Irene Skarmas; and by many nieces, Carol Bunk (Brent) Daniels, Judy Bunk (Paul) Liapis, Genie Bunk Chandler, Cindy Skarmas (Mike) Dome, Mitzi Masinton (Don) Keairns; and nephews, Ron (Linda) Bunk, Chris (Chrisie) Skarmas, Jerry (Martha) Masinton, Richard Masinton and by all her many friends in Walsenburg and her second home in Florida. Her wish, in lieu of flowers, was that donations be made to Sister Carol or St. Mary Catholic Church. A celebration of her life will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009, St. Mary Catholic Church. All her family and friends are welcome to attend a reception, in her honor, at the Walsenburg Golf Club following her service.

Ladurini, Virgil
Virgil Ladurini - Pueblo Chieftain - September 2, 2012 - Virgil Ladurini was called home by our Heavenly Father on Aug. 30, 2012. He was born July 12, 1919, in Toltec, Colo. He lived all his 93 years in Walsenburg, Colo. He was a successful and well-known businessman. While attending school, he began working for his uncle, Oscar Santi, driving fuel trucks when he was only 14 years old. He met the love of his life, Irene, to whom he was married for 68 years before her death in 2009. He was called to duty in 1942 to serve his country in the Army Air Corps. This veteran returned home in 1945 to run a Ford dealership and the Phillips petroleum business. In 1969, he and his uncle separated the car and oil business. Virgil named his new business, Ladurini Oil Co. In 1980, he sold the business, but still remained an active participant. He served on the board of directors of the 1st National Bank of Walsenburg, and the St. Mary Cemetery. He is survived by his son, David Ladurini and his wife, Cindy; his sister, Irene Skarmas; his nieces, Carol Bunk (Brent) Daniels, Judy Bunk (Paul) Liapis, Genie Bunk Chandler, Cindy Skarmas (Mike) Dome, Mitzi Masinton (Don) Keairns; and nephews, Ron (Linda) Bunk, Chris (Chrisie) Skarmas, Jerry (Martha) Masinton and Richard Masinton; and all his many friends in Walsenburg and his second home in Florida. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene; daughter, Mary Ann; and sister, Lola Masinton. His wish, in lieu of flowers, is that donations be made to the Senior Outreach Program, St. Mary Catholic Church or Los Huerfano's animal welfare. A celebration of his life will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 at St. Mary Catholic Church. Following his inurnment at St. Mary Cemetery North, a reception in his honor will be held at the La Plaza Inn for all his family and friends.

LaFebre, Eric Andrew
Eric Andrew LaFebre - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 2012 - Eric Andrew LaFebre passed away Sept. 20, 2012. He is survived by, mother, Sylvia LaFebre; sister, Michelle (Charles) Alarid; brother, Greg LaFebre; his son, Eric Jr.; and numerous nieces, nephews; special friends, Raquel Chavez, Shania and Kenny. Cremation, with private service. Today is good, but tomorrow was never promised, so let' s live this day and be grateful and smile for God' s sake. You will be missed by many. We love you, Eric.

Laflen, John Jr.
John Laflen Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 2012 - John Laflen Jr., 67, passed away Sept. 24, 2012. Survived by brother-in-law, Cliff Perry. At his request, cremation has taken place. No formal services.

LaForce, Gertrude Mary Agnes
Gertrude Mary Agnes La Force - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2010 - Gertrude Mary Agnes La Force, 1921 to 2010. Gertie was born Aug. 15, 1921, in Little Falls, Minn., to Maximillian and Mary Hamernik. She spent her childhood and teenage years growing up on the family farm near Fort Ripley. Moving away from home and into adulthood, Gertrude married Carl Engholm. To this union, two children were born, Norma Jean and Ronald Brian Engholm. In 1949, Gertrude remarried. Russell Lee Bryson of Grand Forks, N.D., became her husband. The couple moved to Monte Vista, Colo., in 1950. They spent 30 years in the San Luis Valley and were blessed with two sons, Lee Loren and Max Allen Bryson. Later they adopted another son, Larry Donnell Dorsey. During her years in the valley, Gert came to know almost everyone. Her work at customer service in Safeway allowed her to share an always ready smile, appreciation of, and love for people. Charity and hospitality were practiced by Gert regularly. Her service included lifetime membership in the VFW Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary and Beta Sigma Phi. Gertrude remarried John B. La Force in Durango, Colo., on Feb. 15, 1975. The marriage was the start of a near perfect relationship that lasted over 30 years. John and Gert spent many treasured years in the Animas Valley north of Durango, where their ambition and skills shaped their new lives in the form of a beautiful home, fruitful orchard, vegetable garden, berry patch and flower garden extraordinaire. Gert found joy in sharing her skills and was a member of the Animas Valley Garden Club. Health forced the couple to leave paradise and move to Grand Junction in 1993, and again to Pueblo West in 1997. With each move, they made their new home a work of creative beauty. Rosebushes, trees and cactus gardens still thrive today because of their loving care and strong work ethic. The way that they transformed places, turning barren into fruitful, ordinary into excellent, mundane to magnificent, inspired three generations of descendants. Gert lost Johnny for a time in 2005. After his death, she moved to Raton, N.M., to be near her six remaining children, 14 grandchildren and numerous great- grandchildren. Her golden years were an inspiration to family and all who called her friend. Her love for others remains her testament as she remains in the arms of her Savior. Gertrude was preceded in death by sisters, Geraldine and Jeannie; brother, Sonny; husband, John; and sons, Eugene and Ronnie. She is succeeded in life by sister, Florence and her husband, Wayne Sherfey; brother-in-law, Penny Patyk; brother-in-law, Babe Quarford; daughter, Norma Hockman and husband, Ed; son, Lee Bryson and wife, Nina; son, Larry Dorsey; son, Max Bryson and wife, Doreen; son, Mark La Force and wife, Janna; and son, Curt La Force. Grandchildren who knew her generous kindness include Curtis, Robert, Jeffery and Phyllis and Russell and Julie Hockman, Shamy Harper, Kendra and Tony Smith, Kelsey and Kyle Engholm, Russell, James, Loren and Maximillian Bryson, Rhiannon and Michael Mascarenas and Larry and Ivan Dorsey. Great-grandchildren who found in "Grandma Gert" the spirit of giving and wisdom include Ashley, Curtis, Mikie and Misty Hockman, Kera Barnett, Angel and Kenny Smith, Jazmyn Engholm, Gerron, Jolisa and James Michael Bryson and Michael and Justus Mascarenas. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Dec. 11, 2010, at Trinity Church, 4490 Newland St. in Wheatridge, Colo. All friends and relatives are welcome as we share a celebration of life. Arrangements are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton, N.M.

Lagergren, Jeffrey Charles
Jeffrey Charles Lagergren - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2012 - Jeffrey Charles Lagergren, 47, former longtime resident of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 12, 2012. Beloved son, grandson, and brother, Jeffrey served in the U.S. Army. Born in Pueblo, Colo., on Aug. 23, 1964, Jeffrey is survived by his parents and sisters. Private service, Roselawn Funeral Home. Donations may be made to the National Veterans Foundation at www.nvf.org

Lagerman, Richard T.
Richard Lagerman - Pueblo Chieftain - January 28, 1995 - Deaths - Richard T. Lagerman, 88, Pueblo, Jan. 26. T. G. McCarthy. Pueblo Chieftain - February 2, 1995 - Credit Union Pioneer Lagerman Dies at 88 - The man who served a quarter century as manager of the Mount Carmel Parish Credit Union was buried Monday at Roselawn Cemetery. Richard Lagerman, at one time Pueblo's only full-time credit-union manager, died Jan. 26 at age 88. One of the national leaders in the credit union movement, Lagerman came to Pueblo in 1949 as the first manager of Mount Carmel Parish Credit Union, which was organized in 1942. When Lagerman joined the group its assets were $50,000. When he retired in 1974, assets topped $14 million and membership was more than 1,000. (In January 1989, Mount Carmel became part of Security Service Federal Credit Union.) Lagerman began his credit union career in 1938 when he was elected treasurer of the then newly organized Colgate Palmolive Peet Employees Credit Union. Eleven years later, when he came to Pueblo, he had headed the Eastern Kansas chapter of the Credit Union National Association and was a director of the Kansas City and Missouri credit union leagues. He first served as a director of the national organization in 1946 after being named the most outstanding contributor to the association in 1944 when he organized eight new credit unions. In Colorado, he was repeatedly elected a director of the Colorado Credit Union League and the board of the national association. A devout Catholic, he was knighted into the Order of St. Gregory the Great by Pope Pius XII in June 1958. He served on the board of St. Vincent de Paul Store Inc. for 25 years, including several terms as president and chairman.

Lagle, George L.
George L. Lagle - Morning Sun - February 7, 2008 - George L. Lagle, 69 of Columbus, died at 2:40 a.m., on February 6, 2008, at St. John's Regional Medical Center after an illness. George was born on September 27, 1938, in Melrose Kansas son of Claude Lagle and Minnie (Rorabaugh) Lagle. He married Cheryl McVay in October of 1960 y later divorced. He married Bobbie Schnepple on October 9, 1987 at Miami, Oklahoma. She survives him of the home. George was a truck driver for 46 years, driving for several different companies. George attended schools here in Columbus. He was also a lifetime resident of Columbus area. He enjoyed horses and was a member of the Columbus Saddle Club. Additional survivors include a son, Robert Lagle of Columbus, two daughters Deborah Boccia of Walsenburg, Colorado and Cristi Lagle of Ellis, Kansas. George is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 18 step-grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Dorothy Lagle. Memorial services will be held at 1.00 p.m., on Monday, February 11, 2008 at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Columbus. The Reverend Dennis Johnson will officiate. Arrangements and services are under the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 611. S. East Ave., Columbus Kansas.

LaGuardia, Ann
Ann LaGuardia - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2012 - Ann LaGuardia, 100, formerly of Ohio, passed away Feb. 22, 2012, at Minnequa Medicenter. At her request, cremation has taken place. Inurnment Blacklite, Ohio.

Lagunas, Mary
Mary Muniz Bernal Lagunas - Daily Times-Call - August 11, 2004 - Mary Muniz Bernal Lagunas of Longmont died Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at Boulder Community Hospital. She was 83. Mrs. Lagunas was born Jan. 18, 1921, in Emory Gap, N.M., to Simon Muniz and Pauline Salazar. She grew up in Starkville, Colo., and moved to Longmont in 1936. She married Antonio M. Bernal in 1936 in Branson, Colo. They later divorced. She married Catarino Lagunas on May 22, 1969, in Longmont. Mrs. Lagunas worked for more than 50 years as a housekeeper in the Longmont area. She also enjoyed dancing, cooking at the John Harold Buckley American Legion Post 32 in Longmont, and tending to her flower gardens. She was very involved in the lives of her children and grandchildren. Mrs. Lagunas was preceded in death by her husband, Catarino, in 2002; a brother, Felix Muniz; and two sons, Edward and Franklin Bernal. She is survived by a son, Jerry Bernal of Longmont; a daughter, Corrine Arseneau of Longmont; a brother, Alvino Muniz and his wife Elaine of Commerce City; her former husband, Antonio Bernal of Longmont; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren; and her very dear poodle, Casey. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, at Howe Mortuary, 439 Coffman St., Longmont. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 11, at Howe Mortuary, Longmont with interment to follow in Longmont Mountain View Cemetery. Deacon Mike Berens will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Mary Lagunas Memorial Fund in care of Howe Mortuary, 439 Coffman St., Longmont 80501.

Lahey, Viola Mae
Viola Mae Lahey - Southwest Daily Times - December 6, 2007 - Viola Mae Lahey, 91, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at Park View Assisted Living in Ulysses. She was born March 8, 1916, to Churchman E. and Phoebe M. (Reeves) Bible in Grandin, Mo. She married Wayne Lahey Aug. 23, 1941, in Hugoton. He died Dec. 23, 1982. She was a graduate of Moscow High School. She taught at a country school in Stevens County. She was a member of Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ulysses. She was a fan of Kansas University basketball. Survivors include one sister, Kathryn Hudson, Missoula, Mont.; two nephews, Allen Piner and wife, Anna Lou, Granville, N.M., and Gary Piner and wife, Sherry, Lamar, Colo.; and four nieces, Aggie Boy and husband, Terry, Syracuse, Kay Benson and husband, Fred, La Veta, Colo., Sue Palmer and husband, Monty, Granada, Colo., and Patty Dreiling and husband, Bill, Missoula. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Greydon P. Bible. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ulysses with the Rev. James P. Dieker presiding. Vigil will be at 6:30 p.m. today at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ulysses. Burial will follow funeral Mass at O' Dea-Lahey Cemetery in Moscow. Friends may call until 5 p.m. today at Garnand Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church or the Park View Assisted Living, both in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave., Ulysses, KS 67880.

Laird, Linda
Linda Laird - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 2010 - Linda Laird, 73, born Sept. 10, 1936, passed away June 16, 2010. She was preceded by her husband, brothers and sisters. She is survived by sisters, Betty and Bonnie; brothers, Frank and Sam; nieces and nephews, Mary, Chris, Alan and Donnie; stepson, Steve Laird and family. Linda was a kind and generous person. She will be missed by all who knew her. Praise God, she is at home. At her request, cremation has taken place. Memorial graveside service, 10 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 2010, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Laird, Paul H.
Paul H. Laird - Pueblo Chieftain - April 8, 2012 - Paul H. Laird, 95, passed away April 4, 2012. He is survived by his wife of six years, Margaret; son, Donald (Crystol) Laird; 10 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and his sister, Lou Rehlmeyer. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Robbie Laird; two brothers and four sisters. Paul loved fishing, bingo, cooking and taking care of his family. He retired from the Colorado State Hospital as a Psych Tech 4. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name, to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. At his request, cremation with no viewing. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Adrian Comer Funeral Home, with inurnment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Lajoie, Roland J. Sr.
Roland J. Lajoie Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 9, 2012 - Roland J. Lajoie Sr. passed away Nov. 7, 2012. He is survived by his children, Roland Lajoie Jr. of Vermont, Michael Lajoie of Pueblo, Donna Lajoie and Kelly Lajoie of Massachusetts, and Jennifer Lajoie of Vermont; his eight grandchildren; and his sisters, Muriel Kolwicz, Lucille Kearns and Shirley Mills, all of Connecticut. Service and inurnment, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Danbury, Conn. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made in his name to the Alzheimer' s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472.

Lake, James M.
James M. Lake - Trinidad Times Independent - July 2, 2012 - James M. Lake, World War II veteran, husband, father, grandfather, Ford Motor Co. electrician - James M. Lake, 87, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg. He was born June 24, 1925, in Argos, Ind., to Orran and Ethyl May (Voreis) Lake. He graduated from Argos High School in 1943 and served in the United States Navy submarine service during World War II from1943 to 1946. He was united in marriage to Shirley Ellis on Nov. 24, 1954. He worked as an electrician for Ford Motor Company in Chicago Heights, Ill., from 1956 to 1987. Upon retirement, Jim and Shirley moved to Carlsbad, N.M., and later to Cimarron in 1995. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Cimarron. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association since 1977. He loved traveling, hiking, photography and creating outdoor adventures. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; his brother, Robert Lake; and his son, John Lake. He is survived by his children, Leigh Lucht, of Warsaw, Ind.; Mindy Lake of Chicago; and Laura (Brian) Wilson of Wheat Ridge. He is also survived by three grandchildren, one great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his numerous friends and family members. H will be laid to rest at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver without a service.

Lakner, Patricia Louise
Patricia Louise Lakner - Pueblo Chieftain - March 2, 2010 - Patricia Louise Lakner, born June 17, 1943, passed away Feb. 27, 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Lakner and Tillie (Uitich) Lakner; sisters, Joselyn (Lakner) Newmarker, Theresa (Lakner) Schley; and great-niece, Joselyn Rene Garcia. She is survived by her son, Carl Anthony (Olya) Lakner of Ventura, Calif.; brothers and sisters, John (Christina) Lakner of Pueblo, Michael (Linda) Lakner of Wayne, N.J., Matilda (Jerry) Telck of Fort Worth, Texas, Jacqueline (Lester) Robinson of Jenkins, Ky., Mary A. (John E.) Garcia of Trinidad; numerous nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and friends. She also is survived by her special friends from the Colorado State Patrol dispatch office in Pueblo. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, George McCarthy Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday, both services at St. Joseph Church in Blende. She will be laid to rest with her niece, Joselyn Rene Garcia, at Roselawn Cemetery.

Lalich, Amelia
Amelia Lalich - Pueblo Chieftain - May 5, 2010 - Amelia Lalich passed away April 27, 2010. She is survived by the loves of her life: son, Lance D. (Loralyn) Lalich; daughter, D'Layne L. (Chet) Easton; grandson, Cortney Michael (Traci) Easton; granddaughter, Sasha Layne Easton; loving brother and sister, Dan Knez and Mary Dunn; sister-in-law, Flora Lalich; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Michael; her ' Mama'  and ' Papa,'  Soka and Mihailo Knezevich; and her sisters, Ann Knez and Sally Cowden. A sincere thank you to her devoted caregivers, JoAnn Pacheco and Lenore Chavez. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. In her memory, contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society through the funeral home. A private gathering celebrating her life was held May 1. Amelia (' Mama'  and ' Nana' ) will forever be missed.

Lalich, Flora M.
Flora M. Lalich - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2012 - Flora M. Lalich, 92, passed away on January 25, 2012. She was a lifetime resident of Pueblo, Colo. She is preceded in death by her husband, Pete Lalich; daughter, Danelle Lalich Braly; three sisters and one brother. Flora is survived by her daughter, Cindy Lalich Jones; grandchildren, Sean (Linda) Braly and Damon (Linda) Braly; two great-grandchildren, Stella and Ellie Braly; niece, Cyndy Anderson; great-niece, Chelsey Anderson; and numerous family and friends. She was a member of the Wesleyan United Methodist Church, Pythian sister at Beta Sigma Phi, member of OES #7, the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Pueblo Auxiliary #145 Eagles, AARP, and the Red Hat Society. Flora loved spending time with family, shopping and going to meetings with all the organizations she belonged to. Memorial contributions may be made to The Chateau of Sharmar through the funeral home office. At her request, cremation with no service. Inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Lalli, Edalyn Doris
Edalyn Doris (Bledsoe) Lalli - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2009 - Edalyn Doris (Bledsoe) Lalli, 86. Surrounded by her loving family, Edalyn passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008. She was born Sept. 22, 1922, in Valley Mills, Texas, the daughter of Edward and Lillian (Robertson) Bledsoe. At the time of her death, she was living at her home in Sierra Madre, Calif. Beloved mother, grandmother and dear friend to many, Edalyn leaves behind her loving husband of 44 years, Mario; loving sons and daughter, Mario (Illiana) Lalli, Edward Burger, Sharie (Ed) Harmon; and her much loved grandchildren, Olive and Dino Lalli, Dylan Burger, Carly (Jamin) Triz, Joni, Chelsea, Makinsey and Quinn Harmon. As a small child, Edalyn's family moved from Texas to Colorado to ranch near the town of Ellicott. She graduated as the valedictorian of Ellicott School in 1939, loving music, oratory and basketball, where she was named an all-state guard. She entered Colorado College at the age of 16 and had leading roles in many CC operas and performances, including "Carmen," graduating in 1943. Singing Carmen's Habanera continued to be one of Edalyn's audiences' favorite pieces. She was awarded a scholarship to the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, where she received her master's degree with honors in music in 1945. She was selected to join the Broadway Musical tour of "Up in Central Park" in 1946, which included a performance in the Hollywood Bowl. She shared her many music talents, founding and performing with the Colorado Springs Theatre Singers and Colorado Springs Opera Association, hosting many performances in the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Edalyn was a member of two local performing groups in Colorado Springs, the Duotones and the Starlighters, and was a soloist at Grace Episcopal Church and First Christian Church of Colorado Springs. She previously was married to Lamont Burger of Colorado Springs. Moving to Denver in 1963, she became the director of vocal music at Loretta Heights College. She married Mario Lalli and they began a wonderful and successful restaurant career together in Mario's restaurant, "where they sing while you dine," where they got to combine their love for singing and opera and great food. The restaurant business took them to California in 1973, where restaurants were opened in Palm Springs, San Diego, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, La Quinta, El Paseo and Pasadena. Son, Mario, and his wife, Nana, continue to offer the best in both at Cafe 322 in Sierra Madre, where Edalyn and Mario attended "opera night" together every Sunday evening. Mario and Edalyn's love of opera took them to Italy, Santa Fe, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York many times. Of the things that mattered most to Edalyn was her family. Mario lovingly called her, "Louise," and he made her laugh every day. She was an inspiration to her family and passed on the flame of passion and love for music to her children and grandchildren. She truly was a beautiful lady in every sense of the word. It's with much gratitude and praise that we celebrate the life of Edalyn Doris Lalli. A memorial service tribute to Edalyn's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at the Shrine of Remembrance Chapel, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, Colo. The service will be followed by a celebration reception at the Olive Branch restaurant. Inurnment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery of Colorado Springs. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the LA Opera Company, The Metropolitan Opera Company, or the Foothills Community Center in Sierra Madre.

Lamano, Mary
Mary (Maurello) Lamano - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 2009 - Mary (Maurello) Lamano, 98, passed away June 28, 2009. She was born July 14, 1910, in Lucca Sicula, Italy, to the union of Salvator and Rosalie Maurello, who preceded her in death, along with her loving husband, Melio Lamano in February of 1998; her brothers, Joseph, Jasper, Michael; her sisters, Jennie DeSalvo and Bernice Spera. Mary is survived by her sister-in-law, Rose Maurello. She will be dearly missed by her many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mary retired from S.H. Kress, where many people remember her. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary No. 145. The family would especially like to thank the Pueblo Extended Care & Rehabilitation Center support staff, the steel city nurses, CNAs and everyone involved with Mary's care throughout her years there, and a very special thank you to niece, Linda Fabec, who lovingly took care of our Aunt Mary for many years. There will be no viewing, but the family will greet people before the Mass. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at the Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food or flowers, donations may be made in Mary's memory to your favorite charity or the Heart Association through the funeral home office. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Lamar, Margie Arbaugh
Margie Arbaugh Lamar - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 2009 - A burial service for Margie Arbaugh Lamar, Centennial High School Class of 1943, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 20, at Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Nori Rost of All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Colorado Springs. Friends and acquaintances are welcome. Margie Lamar died April 18, 2008, in Winchester, Mass. Daughter of Arthur and Thresa Kaiser Arbaugh; born June 19, 1925, in Wichita, Kan. Married Herbert D. Lamar in 1949. She is survived by her son, Dennis; his wife, Susan; and grandsons, Luke and Jake of Connecticut.

Lamas, Anthony Alexander
Anthony Alexander Lamas - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 2011 - Anthony Alexander Lamas, infant, went to be with the Lord on June 30, 2011. He is survived by his parents, Alex L. and Maria J. Lamas; siblings, Matthew Lamas, Krystyna Lamas, Zachery Lamas and MacKenzie Lamas; grandparents, Alexander and Ruth Lamas and Charlotte Talbert; and numerous aunts, uncles, extended family and friends. Service has taken place.

Lamas, Pauline Navarro
Pauline Navarro Lamas - Pueblo Chieftain - August 7, 2008 - Pauline Navarro Lamas passed away August 6, 2008 in Pueblo. Pauline was born May 18, 1932 in Granada, CO. She was preceded in death by her parents Fidincio and Jesusita Navarro, 4 brothers and 1 sister. Her survivors include two daughters Marcia K. Lamas and Anita Lamas, grandchildren Eileen (Todd) Emmons, Christopher (Melissa) Baca, Rey Rodriguez, Nicole Mariano, and Denay Mariano as well as 12 great-grandchildren. No viewing, cremation, Davis Crematory. Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 8, 2008 in the Davis Memorial Chapel.

Lamb, Dorothy May
Dorothy May Lamb - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2010 - Dorothy May Lamb, 89, lifelong Colorado resident, was born in Salida, Colo., on June 23, 1920, passed away on Feb. 10, 2010, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. Preceded in death by her parents, John and Dorothy Lamb. She is survived by brothers, Jack (Zola) Lamb, Lakewood, Colo., Bob, (Toby) Lamb, Longmont, Colo.; sisters, Evelyn Fellhauer, Fowler, Colo., Helen Medill, Durango, Colo., and Betty (Jack) Harbert, Pueblo, Colo. She was also ' Aunt Dorothy'  to many, many nieces and nephews and was a babysitter for many of them throughout her life. She spent her last few years at the Fowler Health Care Center in Fowler, Colo., and leaves behind many friends among the staff and residents there. She was the unofficial historian for the Lamb family and enjoyed taking and collecting family pictures to share with her friends and relatives and filled many albums with pictures and mementos. She was also a collector of small stuffed animals and her walker and room at the health care center were both well decorated with them. She was a busy artist and gave freely of her work to friends and family. She will be missed by everyone that knew her. Special thanks to Dr. Jensen and the staff at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center for their care and assistance. Funeral arrangements by Griffy Funeral Home, Fowler, Colo. Cremation with a family memorial service at a later date.

Lamb, Robert R.
Robert R. Lamb - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2010 - Robert R. Lamb, born March 18, 1918, passed away peacefully on Dec. 22, 2010, at home with his devoted daughters by his side. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Irene; daughter, Sharon; son-in-law, Tim Jahn; and great-son-in-law, Sam McCoy. Survived by Karen (Art) Hayes, Cindy (Leon) Lehman, Roberta Carpenter (Jim Bryant), Sheila Jahn and Reyne Carrigan (Josh McGuire). Also survived by 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was the strength and protector of his family and will be cherished in their hearts forever. Rosary, 7 p.m. today; funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both at Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave.

Lamb, Rosie Dell
Rosie Dell Lamb - Pueblo Chieftain - January 5, 2012 - Rosie Dell Lamb passed away peacefully on Dec. 31, 2011, to celebrate New Year' s Eve in heaven. Rosie was born July 11, 1921, in Fort Garland, Colo., to Fred and Myrtle (Drayer) Parsons. She is survived by her husband, Jack M. Lamb; children, Jackie Raley (Charlie) and Fred Trusty, all of Grand Junction, Colo., Liz Day (Michael) of Tacoma, Wash., Mary Van Lone of Las Cruces, N.M; sister, Lola Humphries of Canon City, Colo.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Burial will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at Imperial Gardens in Pueblo, Colo.

Lamb, W. O.
W. O. Lamb - Milwaukee (Wisconsin) Sentinel - November 6, 1891 - State News in Brief - W. O. Lamb, formerly a well-known business man of Ashland, died at Pueblo, Col.

Lambert, John J.
John J. Lambert - Pueblo Indicator - January 8, 1916 - Noted Newspaper Man Dead - Captain J. J. Lambert, founder and publisher of the Chieftain for a great many years, died at his home in this city January 5 after a prolonged illness, and thus passed away one of the venturesome pioneer newspaper men of Colorado. He was born at Wexford, Ireland in 1837, came to this country when ten years of age, became a printer five years later, joined the Union army in 1863, was commissioned a captain of the Ninth Iowa cavalry two years later, joined the regular U.S. army in 1867, founded the Pueblo Chieftain in 1869 and was at the head of the company until 1903. In 1903 he founded the Sacred Heart orphanage and gave to it liberally of his wealth. Captain Lambert was one of those genteel, kindly disposed, benevolent and sympathetic type of Irishmen who have helped to make the land of their birth famous for its hospitality, its courage and its enterprise, its deep and lasting friendships. He had learned early in life to master himself and this valuable lesson was of great assistance to him in his enterprising career later on as a published and employer. He was always helpful and loyal to Pueblo and all who knew him well were his friends. Note: He was buried in Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo, Colorado.

Lambeth, A. J.
A. J. Lambeth - The Carthage Press - June 27, 2004 - A.J. Lambeth, 89, died at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 24, 2004 at a local health facility. He was born September 25, 1914 at Avilla, Mo., to G.I. and Pearl Lambeth. He was baptized at Forest Park Church in Joplin, and retired from Sperry Vickers of Joplin after 25 years. He farmed near Maple Grove. He and his wife operated a drive in Dairy Beam restaurant in Columbus, Kan., for several years. he was a longtime resident of both Carthage and Avilla. He is survived by his wife Agatha Alexander. Other survivors include son, Larry Lambeth and wife Doris of Noel, Mo.; daughter Rolena Shaw and husband Stanley of Carl Junction, Mo.; son Gordon Lambeth and wife Beverly of Trinidad, Colo.; as well as 10 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by on son, Jimmy Lambeth in 1963 and two sisters. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 27, 2004 at Ulmer Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will take place at Avilla Cemetery.

Lambuth, Charlotte Marie
Charlotte Marie Lambuth - Pueblo Chieftain - August 5, 2009 - Charlotte Marie Lambuth passed away Aug. 3, 2009. She was born Feb. 19, 1925, in Glenwood Springs, Colo., to John and Lottie Hoffman. Marie was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Viola Staton; and her first husband of 48 years, Eldon Tedrow. Survived by her husband, Marvin Lambuth; daughter, Nadine (Jim) Donley of Ridgway, Colo.; grandson, Curt Donley of Ridgway; and granddaughters, Elizabeth (Cory) Fleagle of Boulder, Colo., and Jennifer (Josh) Newkirk of Las Vegas, Nev.; great-grandson, Jack Newkirk; various sisters-in-law and brothers- in-law. In 1972, Marie was named Business Woman of the Year. Cremation with no viewing or services. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 4104 Outlook Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81008. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Lamden, Louise Romaine
Louise Romaine Lamden - Trinidad Times Independent - June 10, 2010 - Louise Romaine Lamden went home to be with our Lord at the age of 81. After a along battle with chronic pain and a recent hip replacement, then following complications, she is now at peace. Louise is preceded in death by her father, Dr. Albert A. Lamden; mother, May Rider; Lamden brothers, Robert, Richard, Albert (Bud) Lamden and Dr. William Lamden. Louise is survived by her two sons, Grant Hershel Romaine and Trent Lamden Romaine and close family friend, Karma Green. She is also survived by nieces and nephews. She loved a good joke and was a bit of a prankster. Her kindness and caring touched everyone who knew her. Louise lived life to the fullest. She was a loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend.

Lamkin, Donald E.
Donald E. Lamkin - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 2006 - Donald E. Lamkin, 73, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away Aug. 16, 2006, as a result of an accident, doing what he loved in the mountains. Survived by his wife, Bonnie G. Lamkin of the family home in Colorado City; daughters, Jeanette (Alan) Briggs of Concrete, Wash., Jennifer (Craig) Vulgamott of Union Star, Mo., Florence Rodriquez of Rhode Island; sister, Billie Jean Ferguson of Hurst, Texas; sister-in-law, Paula (Larry) Purcell of Humble, Texas; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, David and Izzie Lamkin; twin sons, Larry and Harold Lamkin; sister, Marie Peers; brothers, Harold Lamkin and Larry Lamkin. Don was born on April 8, 1933, in Fort Worth, Texas, and was a longtime Colorado City area resident. Veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a past board member of the Colorado City Metropolitan District. He was serving as the president of the Southern Colorado Family Polka Club. Don was an avid outdoors man, enjoying hunting, hiking and camping. He was a mentor to many of his friends and will be greatly missed. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A celebration of his life and open house, 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, 2006, at Trani's, 336 S. Santa Fe Ave., in Pueblo.

Lamorie, Leo
Leo Lamorie - Trinidad Times Independent - January 11, 2011 - Leo Lamorie, 88 entered into eternal life Jan. 9, 2011. He was born March 22, 1922, to Pioneer parents Jose Eusebio and Julianita Medina Lamorie in Tercio. He was the seventh of eight children. Preceding him in death are parents, brothers Fred, Frank, Mike, Joe, Claude, and Dave. Numerous nieces and nephews. He is survived by his son Eugene Lamorie and daughters, Shirley (James) Padilla, Frances (Waldo) Munoz and Bernadine (Ken) Ruybal. Sister, Della Salvador, the last surviving of their generation. Grandchildren, Stephanie, Jason, Lupita, and Marco, two great grandchildren, Zachary and Marcellino. He will be greatly missed for his humor and love. Visitation, Monday, 1/17, 4-8pm at Olinger Moore Howard Chapel, 4345 W. 46th Ave., Denver. Services Tuesday, 1/18, 10am at All Saints Catholic Church, 2559 S. Federal Blvd., Denver. Interment, Ft. Logan National Cemetery.

Lamorie, Sharlene Marie
Sharlene Marie Lamorie - Trinidad Times Independent - June 18, 2013 - Sharlene Marie Lamorie, Mother, grandmother, sister, aunt - Sharlene Marie Lamorie walked into the arms of God, Wednesday, July 12, 2013. She was 60 years old at the time of her death. Sharlene was born Feb. 10, 1953, in Trinidad. Her parents were Claude and Mary (Valdez) Lamorie, who precede her in death Sharlene attended the Trinidad area schools. She is also preceded in death by her sister Ethel Lamorie, granddaughter Alexis, nephews: J. J. (Joseph) Vigil, Joshua Vigil, Corey Lovato and Marty Garcia, niece Robyn Abeyta Robertson, brother-in-law Dave Lovato and sister-in-law Georgia Lamorie. Sharlene is survived by her loving and devoted daughter Claudine (Glenn Moltrer) and their children Gabriel, fiancΓ© Kory Martinez and Giada Mari. She is also survived by her kind and caring sons, Jeremy (Nicole) and their children Jonathan, Zander and Jaden and (son) Charles (Davena) and their children, Daija and Charles III. Sharlene will be missed by all who knew and loved her, particularly her sister Gladys (Earl) Garcia, brother Claude (Carolyn) Lamorie, brother Max (Cheryl) Lamorie, sister Laura Lamorie, and sister Velma (Leon) Gutierrez. She was blessed to have numerous nieces and nephews as well as numerous great nieces and nephews. She is also survived by many loving family members and friends, who will miss her, treasure her memory and never forget her. Each of them was deeply loved by Sharlene, close to her heart and always in her prayers. Sharlene was a very kind, generous person, who never allowed anyone to go without, if she could help it. She enjoyed crocheting, was a very creative baker and a dedicated craft person. Many family members and friends are recipients of her memorable and creative craft gifts. Sharlene was a woman of deep faith. She loved to read and pray with Sacred Scripture every day from two well-worn Bibles. She also received great consolation from reflecting on the prayers and readings found in her various prayer books. She also found solace in and enjoyed listening to her Christian music. Sharlene was an inactive member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, due to illness. She had many kind and supportive friends from Faith Fellowship Church and First Christian Church, where she frequently participated in weekly Bible study, accompanied by her loving nephew, LeJon. Active pallbearers for Sharlene are: Jeremy Lamorie, Charles Garcia, Gabriel Moltrer, Jonathan Lamorie, Jason Vigil and Victor James Aguilar. Sharlene' s honorary pallbearers are: Zander Lamorie, Jaden Lamorie, Charles Garcia III, LeJon Gutierrez, Joey Vigil, Glenn Moltrer, Joaquin Gonzales and Elisha Vigil. Public visitation for Sharlene will be Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home, Trinidad, from 2 to 6 p.m. The Mass of Resurrection celebrating Sharlene' s life and entrance into God' s heavenly Kingdom will take place at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 19, 2013, Most Holy Trinity Church. Father Richard F. Becker, Most Holy Trinity pastor will preside. Burial at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery will follow. Arrangements have been made with thoughtful care by Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Lampman, William
William Lampman - Rocky Mountain News - January 19, 1893 - Drank Carbolic Acid - Terrible Death of William Thompson (Lampman) at Cripple Creek - Cripple Creek, Colo., Jan. 18 - Mr. William Lampman, father of Oscar Lampman, manager of Fairly Bros. store, swallowed a mixture of carbolic acid and glycerin, supposing he was taking castor oil, at 12:30 today and died from the effects of the poison in less than fifteen minutes. The mixture which caused his death was kept in an unlabeled bottle in the undertaking rooms. Dr. Chambers was called in promptly, but could do nothing for the unfortunate man. The deceased made his home with his son Oscar, coming here last spring from Pueblo.

Lancaster, Edith Lucille
Edith Lucille "Lucy" Lancaster - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 2009 - Edith Lucille "Lucy" Lancaster, 91, passed away July 21, 2009, at Progressive Care Center in Canon City. She was born Oct. 4, 1917, in Marion County, Ind. On Sept. 5, 1936, Edith Doub married Elbert "E.G." Lancaster. They moved to Westcliffe in 1944, where they ranched until 1957, when they moved to Phoenix, Ariz., and went into business with her younger brother and his wife. They later moved back to Gunnison, Colo., and then to Salida. In 1968, they moved to the Rye-Colorado City area where they started and owned a trucking business until "E.G." retired in 1988, and they moved to Canon City. Edith was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Elva Doub; two brothers, John Doub and Virgil N. Doub; grandson, William E. Lancaster Jr.; and her loving spouse, "E.G." She is survived by sister, Sarah J. Shrum; brother, Clarence (Louise) Doub; sister-in-law, Jane Doub; son, William E. (Lyla) Lancaster; granddaughter-in-law, Fiona (Brian) Oldham of Phoenix, Ariz.; granddaughters, Edie Becker of Jerome, Idaho, Tai (David) Wright of Versailles, Ky., Tara (Tye) Bundy of Canon City; also survived by 10 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews; and special friends, Helen Koch and Katherine Wills of Canon City. Visitation, 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 27, 2009, and funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday; both at Imperial funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson' s Association. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Lancaster, Jane
Jane Lancaster - Arkansas City Traveler - April 2, 2008 - Jane Lancaster, 93, died Thursday, March 27, 2008, at the William Newton Hospital in Winfield. Memorial services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 31, 2008, at Grace Episcopal Church in Winfield. Inurnment was at Grace Episcopal Church. Born Sept. 12, 1914, in Trinidad, Colo., she was the daughter of Edward Kerr and Veso (Emory) Riddle. She was librarian at the Winfield Public Library for 44 years, retiring in 1979. Survivors include her husband, George of the home; sons, Stephan Lancaster, Littleton, Colo.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her brother, Bruce Riddle; and sister, Claranell Riddle. Memorials have been established for the Loyette Olson Outreach Fund at Grace Episcopal Church or the Winfield Public Library. Contributions may be made through the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home, Winfield.

Land, Robert R. Jr.
Robert R. Land Jr. - Trinidad Times Independent - February 23, 2011 - Robert Richmond Land Jr., 58, was born to Elva Luceille (Shively) and Robert Richmond Land Sr. May 14, 1952, in Kimball, Neb. Robert passed away peacefully Feb. 21, 2011, at home. Robert grew up in Bushnell, Neb., until he was about the age of 6. The family moved to Greeley in 1962, so Robert could attend a Special Education School. Later in his life, he moved to Trinidad where he did janitorial work for quite a few years. In December 2007, Robert moved to Wray to be closer to his sister, Linda Shultz. Robert enjoyed being outdoors and loved to listen to Johnny Cash music. He loved going on drives with Linda to look at cows and horses, wearing his black cowboy hat, and drinking coffee. He is survived by his mother, Elva Marble of Ogallala, Neb., his sister, Linda and husband, Ray Shultz of Holyoke, brother, Randy Land and wife, Kaye of Gilcrest, sister, Patty Land of Pines Bluff, Wyo., and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Richmond Sr., brothers, Fred Eugene Land and John Howard Land. A Memorial services will be held at Spellman- Schmidt Funeral Home in Wray on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Norman Stott officiating. A private family inurnment will be held in the Linn Grove Cemetery in Greeley. Memorials may be made to the Robert R. Land, Jr. Memorial Fund, c/o Spellman' ” Schmidt Funeral Home, 427 Adams Street, Wray, CO 80758. Spellman-Schrnidt Funeral Home in Wray is in charge of arrangements.

Landerway, Dorris I.
Dorris I. Landerway - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2012 - Dorris I. Landerway. Twilight, March 13, 1916. Sunset, Jan. 21, 2012. Dorris I. Landerway of Colorado City, Colo., departed this life to glory Jan. 21, 2012, at the Parkview Nursing Care Facility in Pueblo, Colo. She leaves to celebrate her home going, four daughters, Luella, Elizabeth, Amy and Shirley; two sons, Frank Jr. and Claude; six grandsons, five granddaughters, a great number of great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and one great-great- granddaughter; and one brother, Joseph. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Rye High School in Rye. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.

Landis, Rudolph J.
Rudolph ' Rudy'  J. Landis - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 2012 - Rudolph ' Rudy'  J. Landis, 91, passed away Nov. 27, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister. Survived by his wife of 69 years, Katherine ' Kaye'  Landis; children, Rudie J. (Gloria) Landis and Georgia (Louis) Sciortino; grandchildren, Tom (JoLene), Jeff and Mandy (Ryan); and beloved sister-in-law, Rosemary Butorac. Rudy served in the U.S. Army during WWII, fighting in General Patton' s Army. He was employed by the City of Pueblo, and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 145, and BPOE No. 90. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Holy Family Parish, with inurnment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Donations in Rudy' s memory may be made to Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90. The family sends special thanks to Drs. Chris and James Stjernholm for their excellent care of Rudy. Arrangements, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Landorf, Ellen M.
Ellen M. (Guadagno) Landorf - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2011 - Ellen M. (Guadagno) Landorf, 81, went to be with the Lord in heaven on May 19, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Landorf; parents, John and Mary Guadagno; brother, John Guadagno and sister, Eileen Winters. She is survived by her daughter, Julie (Todd) Perkins; sisters, Rose Marie ' Jackie'  Starcer of Hacienda Heights, Calif.; Lillian ' Babe'  MacFarlane; sister-in-law, Elaine Guadagno; brother-in-law, Art Landorf of Denver; grandson, Gregory Perkins; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ellen loved the Lord, her family, animals, big band music and dancing. She also enjoyed her trips to Cripple Creek. She never had a bad word for anyone, and had a generous heart of gold. Memorial Mass, 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2011, St. Mary Church, with inurnment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to PAWS for Life, at P.O. Box 11208, Pueblo, Colo., 81001. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Landry, Dorothy L.
Dorothy L. Landry - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2010 - Dorothy L. Landry, 99, was gone from our sight on Jan. 26, 2010, leaving behind daughter, Jacqueline Rusk; granddaughter, Dionne Titus; grandchildren, Gwen and Neal; and devoted friends, Flora and Jim Brown. Burial has taken place. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.

Landry, Sue Marie
Sue Marie Landry - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2011 - Sue Marie Landry, 100, passed away April 22, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Landry. Private services will be held.

Landry, Vincent
Vincent Landry - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 1942 - Vincent Landry, local hospital Tuesday. Son of Mrs. Julia Landry and brother of Claff and Lee Landry. To Denver.

Lane, Charles E. Sr.
Charles E. Lane Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain -December 5, 2010 - Charles E. Lane Sr., 78, of DeRidder, La., died Nov. 24, 2010, at his home following a courageous battle with cancer. Charles ' Chuck'  Lane was born Feb. 10, 1932, to William and Beatrice Lane of Pueblo. He graduated from Pueblo Central High in 1950, where he excelled in several sports and earned a football scholarship to the University of Kansas. Following college graduation in 1955, he served in the U.S. Army for five years as an armor officer. While stationed at Fort Polk, La., he met his wife of 53 years, Patricia Ann Rathburn. After the Army, Chuck served as a teacher and coach at DeRidder High School, followed by several years as the Beauregard Parish school bus supervisor, truant officer and maintenance supervisor. He was a parishioner of Saint Joseph Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Chuck's interests included professional photography, playing bridge with close friends, fishing, farming, and gardening. Chuck is survived by his wife, Patricia of DeRidder, La.; son, Charles Jr.; and grandsons, Charles III and Craig of Colorado Springs; daughter, Laura; grandson, David; great-grandson, David Jr., all of Bogalusa, La.; and brothers, John of Pueblo and Bill of Redwood City, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bob and Jim; and sister, Margaret, all of Pueblo; and grandson, Scott of DeRidder, La.

Lane, Harold
Harold Lane - Adrian-Comer Funeral Home - December 27, 2009 - Harold G. Lane passed away Christmas morning at the age of 96. He was born Sept. 23, 1913 in Avondale and was raised in Pinon and Pueblo, and attended Central High School. Preceded in death by son, Gale in 1989, and by Cora, his beloved wife of 71 years, in 2003. Also preceded by his parents, Stanley and Mamie; brother, Robert Swartz; and sisters, Sammie Bell and Ruth Dicino. Survived by son, Gerald (Geri) Lane; grandsons, Keith (Vonda), Kenneth, Gregory (Elizabeth), Richard (Mary), Scott (Gina), and granddaughter Tannya; great-grandsons, Allan, Keaton, Tanner, and Corey; great-granddaughters Halie, Demi, Victoria, and Alexsondria; great-great-granddaughter Ashlynn; sister, Thelma McBride; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Harold worked 40 years at the CF&I Steel Mill Coke Plant, retiring in 1976. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, high school football games, and dearly loved his family and spending time with his great-granddaughters. He attended First Church of the Nazarene. Visitation, 3 - 7 p.m. Tuesday, Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Funeral Service 10 a.m. Wed., Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with interment at Mt. View Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers and wish to express our appreciation to Dr. Milligan and the Belmont Lodge staff for their care of "Pop" and "Grandpa" during this last month of medical emergencies. We miss him already.

Lane, Jack
Jack Lane - Rocky Mountain News - August 17, 1886 - Dropped Dead - Pueblo, Aug. 16 - The murder of Jack Lane at the Bella Union variety theater Saturday morning by Ed Knight but added sensation today to the sudden death of Fred Engelhart, better known as Fritz. He dropped in a fit while Lane' s funeral was in progress, having stayed behind to scrub out the theater, and was dead in two minutes. The coroner' s jury pronounces it heart disease. Seven witnesses of the Lane murder were locked up in jail today. Knight waived examination.

Lane, Jennifer
Jennifer Lane - Trinidad Times Independent - September 5, 2006 - Murder Charged in Woman' s Death - The District Attorney' s office file four charges Wednesday against Destrey York in connection with the alleged murder of his girlfriend, Jennifer Lane, two weeks ago west of Ludlow. York was charged with first-degree murder, possession of a weapon by previous offender - a .22 rifle and a 12-gauge shotgun were found - and child abuse. The final count alleges York unlawfully, knowingly, or recklessly permitted a child, to be unreasonably placed in a situation that possessed a threat of injury to the life or health of the child. Lane' s daughter, Shayanna Lane, was allegedly at the scene of the crime at the time it is to have occurred. Lane was shot August 21. York claimed it was an accident. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Los Animas County Sheriff' s Office investigated the shooting. York was being held on previous outstanding warrants and for possession of firearms because he was previously convicted of a burglary. According to the sheriff' s office report: On the night of the shooting, York' s father (Dennis Talley) informed sheriff' s deputies when they arrived that this was not the original scene of the shooting. York had transported the body to his house on Bear Claw Lane. He informed the deputies that the shooting occurred at York and Lane' s residence on Ridge Line Drive South, about a quarter of a mile away. Talley informed the deputies that York had told him that they had been out shooting and York heard a shot and turned to see Lane bleeding. He then put her and the three children in the car and brought them over to Talley' s house and drove through the gate in process. He informed father that he was a convicted felon and possession of gun would send him back. When advised of his Miranda rights and asked if he was will to waive his rights and speak he stated, ' No, I definitely want a lawyer.'  The autopsy showed that the angle entry was an upward angle. On August 25, CBI agent Dave Dowenhaur and Sgt. Reynaldo Santistevan interviewed York with his attorney Les Downs. During the interview, York stated that he was the one who shot Lane. York stated he and Lane were shooting rifles. York was first firing a 12-gauge shotgun before he set it down and Lane handed him the .22 rifle. York believed the rifle was unloaded and he turned to get a magazine of ammunition from Lane, who was sitting in the passenger seat of the car, at which time he pointed the barrel of the rifle at her. He told officers that upon turning, he possibly pulled the trigger.

Lane, Lucille Ann
Lucille Ann ' Anna'  (Spinuzzi) Lane - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 2012 - Lucille Ann ' Anna'  (Spinuzzi) Lane. Born July 22, 1937, in Pueblo, to Amelia and Sam Spinuzzi, passed away on Sept.18, 2012. She was the youngest of nine children. Preceded in death by her parents; the love of her life, George; brothers, Santo, Joe, Pete, Frank, Tony and Sam; and sister, Mary. Survived by her sister, Rose; sisters-in-law, Gloria, Marie, Janice and LaraLee; daughter, Patty; granddaughter, Marrissa; faithful companion, ' Daisey Mae;'  also numerous nieces, nephews and special friends, Hope and Mary and Dante. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.25, 2012, Roselawn Chapel. Entombment to follow, Roselawn Mausoleum. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude' s Children' s Hospital.

Lane, Mary
Mary Lane - Pueblo Indicator - April 18, 1914 - After an illness of four days, Mrs. Mary Lane died at the county hospital in Denver. She was eighty-six years old, and was one of the earliest settlers in this state, having lived here for forty-seven years. Her husband drove the old stage between Denver and Cheyenne.

Lane, Mary Margaret
Mary Margaret (Mama) Lane - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 2007 - Mary Margaret (Mama) Lane, born May 30, 1924, went to be with God and her loved ones already passed; husband, Robert Sterling Lane; mother, Jean Godfrey; father, Jack Gray; aunt, Margaret Scarlett; and special friend, Carl Mismash; on June 19, 2007. She is survived by her husband, Harry Hutton; children, Susan (Mark) Duvall, Robert Jude Lane, Patrick Christopher Lane; and grandson, Roberto. Mary Margaret had a special love for music. She had a beautiful singing voice and played piano and the organ. She was the organist at Sacred Heart Cathedral and also sang in the choir with beautiful solo selections like "Ave Maria." She was active in the Pueblo community. Mary Margaret started a social singles club and was an active member of the Eagles (FOE). She loved to dance and was active at dances with her husband, Harry. Mary inspired her children to become accomplished musicians playing the piano, organ, and drums, all with beautiful singing voices like her. Mary Margaret made sure her children received the best education they could get and she was very proud of all their careers and accomplishments. She had a very special love for animals and was an advocate for animal rights. Over the years she was the loving owner of many dogs and cats and showed true compassion for all animals. She showed this same compassion with all people. "We will miss you mama! You have always been there through thick and thin and you always loved your family very much. If there were difficulties you always helped in any way you could. We love you VERY MUCH!! We know you are with Daddy now, and you are happy in a much more peaceful place." Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, St. Patrick Catholic Church. Cremation to follow. Family and friends will be received at the family home after the service. Donations may be made in her memory to the Animal Welfare and Protection Society, PO Box 11208, Pueblo, CO, 81001.

Lane, Michael J.
Michael J. Lane - Pueblo Chieftain - November 1, 2009 - Michael J. Lane, 59, passed away Oct. 22, 2009. Preceded in death by father, James Lane; and brother, Gary Lane. Survived by mother, Dorothy Lane; children, Melissa and Scott (Shannan); grandson, Ryan Lane; siblings, Chuck, Jim (Wendy) Lane, Dan (Danna) Lane and Leah Ann (Cameron) Davenport; longtime companion, Julie Alfaro and family; Ben (Jan) Delgado and family; Andi Ford and family; Laura Griego and family; Diana (Ric) Hughes and family; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members including special dog, "Chita." Michael was a PE teacher at Irving Elementary for 32 years and football coach at Central High School for 10 years. He was a Broncos and Yankees fan. He was an avid fisherman, loved 4-wheeling the mountains and outdoors. Member of FOE. He enjoyed spending time with the family and loved all children. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to the Michael Lane Memorial Fund at Sun West Credit Union. Visitation, 2 to 6 p.m. today, Nov. 1, 2009, George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, St. Mary Church, with interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Lane, W. Glynn
W. Glynn Lane - Pueblo Chieftain - February 5, 2009 - W. Glynn Lane, 85, passed away Feb. 3, 2009. Survived by his wife of 62 years, Maurine; sons, Terry Patti and Benny Becky; brother, Henry Irene; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his daughter, Glennis Bailey. Glynn was born to Burel and Myrtie Lane on Sept. 17, 1923, in Mobeetie, Texas. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII; in civilian life he worked as a purchasing agent. He enjoyed spending time at his cabin, riding in his club car and teaching his grandchildren to fish. Member of Pueblo West Baptist Church. Celebration of his life, 11 a.m. today, Pueblo West Baptist Church, 180 E. Croyden Drive, with Pastor John Tanner officiating. Concluding services and interment will be held in Amarillo, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of donor's choice.

Laner, Alfred
Alfred Laner - 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 believe 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.

Laner, Ernest
Ernest Charles Laner - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2013 - Ernest Charles Laner, 70, passed away March 16, 2013. He was born March 27, 1942, in Lester, Colo., to proud parents, Albino and Mae (Zancanelli) Laner; they preceded him in death; along with siblings, Shirley, Alfred and Jean. He served his country for 27 years in the U.S. Army and Navy Reserves. He served two tours in Vietnam and received a Bronze Star. He retired from the CF&I as an electrician. Ernest is survived by his loving wife, Maria Inez (Melendez) Laner; his children, Daphne (Douglas) Laner-Dent, Astrid Laner and Tristan Laner; his siblings, Eileen Melonas, John (Ferris) Laner and Gerald (Britta) Laner; three grandchildren, AJ Laner, Jack Gant and Sophia Laner-Dent. He enjoyed woodworking, collecting coffee cups, fishing and camping in the mountains, hunting for mushrooms, but most of all, spending time with his grandchildren. Cremation in Angelus Crematory. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, St. Mary Catholic Church, with Father Ben Bacino as celebrant.

Laney, Roger C.
Roger C. Laney - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2012 - Roger C. Laney, 77, passed away Dec. 14, 2012. Survived by wife, Ida; son, Roger; and sister, Madge Dillon. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Lanford, Gilbert
Gilbert Lanford - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2012 - Gilbert Lanford, 81, passed away on March 20, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Lucy Martinez Lanford; and brother, John Lanford. Gilbert is survived by his wife, Tomasita; children, Reuben (Karen) Lanford, Denise (Mike) Morles; sisters, Margret De la Pena, Faye Vigil; brothers, Bobby Lanford, Gregory Lanford; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Special thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice for all of its wonderful care. Funeral service, 2 pm, Saturday, March 24, 2012, Imperial Chapel, 5450 Highway 78, Pueblo, Colo. Interment, Imperial Cemetery.

Lang, Jill Gift
Jill Gift Lang - Pueblo Chieftain - January 3, 2013 - Jill Gift Lang, 63, passed away Jan. 1, 2013. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Imperial Funeral Home, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Imperial Funeral Home - January 3, 2013 - Jill Lang, January 4, 1949 - January 1, 2013 - Jill Gift Lang, 63, passed away January 1, 2013 at her home in Pueblo West. Jill was born on January 4, 1949 in Freeport, IL to Harold and Jeanne Gift. She grew up in Lena and Geneseo, IL and graduated from JD Darnell High School in Geneseo, IL in 1967. Jill married C. Robert Lang on May 4, 1968 in Hillsdale, IL and they were happily married for 44 years. She is survived by her husband C. Robert Lang of Pueblo West; children Richard (Shonelle) Lang and Jennifer (Dusti) Holm; five grandchildren Richard Lang Jr., Jaylene Holm, Daisy Lang, Cloey Lang, and Delaini Jo Holm. She is also survived by her two sisters Jane Duncan and Judy Bissell; numerous relatives and friends. Jill lived for her family and was especially fond of her grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Monday 2:00 P.M. at Imperial Funeral Home with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Langdon, Adadah
Adadah Langdon - Pueblo Chieftain - October 2, 2009 - Adadah Langdon, 96, died at Belmont Lodge on Sept. 29, 2009. Survived by son, the Rev. Clarence (DeeAnn) Langdon of Chicago, Ill., three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. Celebration of Life, 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, First Baptist Church in Pueblo, with burial to follow at 2 p.m. at Fowler Cemetery.

Langdon, Merlin
Merlin D. Langdon - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2013 - Merlin D. Langdon, 81, passed away June 23, 2013. At his request, cremation followed by a private graveside service at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers or food, please make donations to Frontier Hospice, 4718 N. Elizabeth, Pueblo, CO 81008.

Langdon, Thelma
Thelma Perse Langdon - Pueblo Chieftain - September 1, 2012 - Thelma Perse Langdon, 87, Anchorage, Alaska, formerly of Walsenburg, Aug. 21. Alaska Cremation Society, Anchorage. Alaska Cremation Society - August 23, 2012 - Thelma Perse Langdon, May 15, 1925 - August 21, 2012 - Longtime beloved Anchorage resident Thelma Perse Langdon, 87, passed away August 21, 2012, at Providence Horizon House in Anchorage, Alaska. Thelma was born May 15, 1925, in Pueblo, Colorado to Helen and Tony Perse. Growing up, her family lived in Walsenburg, Colorado. She graduated in 1946 from Minnequa School of Nursing in Pueblo, Colorado as a Registered Nurse. Thelma met J. Ray Langdon when he was a patient at the hospital where she was working in Pueblo, Colorado. She found him obnoxious in his flirtations in the beginning, but succumbed to his charms, and married him August 20, 1947. Together they lived in six different states between 1947 and 1958, before settling in Anchorage where they raised their family. When they arrived in Anchorage Thelma & her husband built their home in Turnagain, a home she enjoyed welcoming all who crossed the threshold. This was evident by the pride she had for it, including her passion for gardening. The home was a central meeting place throughout the years for family events. Visitors and family felt embraced and loved there with her. Her other interests included working in the community, musical performances, traveling, and spending time with her family. Thelma' s caring heart and deep commitment to help others led her to be an avid volunteer and leader in many civic activities. She was involved in the Providence Hospital Auxiliary and Turnagain Elementary School, state PTA President, Action for Alaska' s Children, and Big Brothers of Anchorage. She served on the Alaska Mental Health Board, the Alaska Commission on Post-Secondary Education board, the Alaska State Board of Education, and Board of Directors for the Alaska Office of Child Advocacy. She was Southcentral Regional Delegate for Alaska at the White House Conference on Children and Youth. She also served on the board of directors of AARP Sourdough Chapter, Hospice of Anchorage, Alzheimer' s Disease Family Support Group, Anchorage Arts Council, and the Anchorage Mental Health Association. Other civic activities included Heath Education Curriculum Committee with the Anchorage School District, Child Welfare League of America, Senior Citizens Advisory Commission with the Municipality of Anchorage, and Zonta of Anchorage. She was honored for her community service by many organizations for her selfless efforts. Thelma was loved and admired by many for her giving heart, gracious presence, acceptance of all and drive to make a positive impact on the community in which she lived. Thelma' s spirit lives on in her children: son, Stephen and wife Gladys, son Patrick and wife Phyllis, daughter Mel, daughter Mary and husband Joe, and daughter Alexis, who all reside in Alaska. She also leaves her grandchildren Trajan, Trista, Blake and Quinn Langdon, Maya and Jada Daniels as well as two great-grandchildren, Tayden and Troy Langdon, and five nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years J. Ray, sister Helen, and niece Helen Gay. A memorial service will be held 3 pm Tuesday, September 11 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 3900 Wisconsin Dr. In lieu of flowers and with the vitality of her giving spirit, the family requests donations be sent to charity of donor' s choice.

Langdon, Tony
Tony Langdon - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 2013 - Tony Langdon, 76. Tony sang ' I' ll Fly Away'  for the last time on Sunday, June 9, 2013. His great passion was country music, especially gospel. Tony peacefully left this Earth and flew into the arms of his Heavenly Father after a short illness. He was preceded in death by his parents and numerous siblings. Tony is survived by his wife of 56 years, Arlyne; children, Brenda (Arnold) Thomason, Lonnie (Cheryl) Langdon and Joan Ray; as well as numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; brother, Merle (Anna) Langdon; sisters, Margaret (Gary) Holcom and Helen (Gerald) Johnson; and sister- in-law, Anna Mae Langdon; and many other family members and friends. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 14, at Christian Evangelical Church, 2803 Orman Ave., Pueblo. No flowers, please. Donation to charity of your choice.

Langdon, William F.
William F. Langdon - Wray Rattler - December 16, 1915 - Charged with the murder of William F. Langdon, widely known detective for the Santa Fe railroad in Pueblo, Charles Lewis and Frank Williams are under arrest at Pueblo.

Lange, Ramon A.
Ramon A. Lange - Pueblo Chieftain - May 1, 2011 - Ramon A. Lange, 61, and Robin O. Lange, 54, both passed away April 26, 2011, in Pueblo. Burial in Springfield, Ore. Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2011 - Two dead in Pueblo Boulevard accident - Ramon Lange, 61, and Robin Lange, 54, died at scene of collision at Pueblo Boulevard and West 24th Street - The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed two people from Pueblo West on Tuesday morning. Sixty-one-year-old Ramon Lange sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene, according to a report by trooper Art Gumke. Robin Lange, 54, died Tuesday afternoon at Parkview Medical Center. The accident happened at about 6:36 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Pueblo Boulevard and 24th Street, his report said. Robin Lange was driving southbound on the boulevard in a 1990 Chevrolet Prizm, making a left turn onto eastbound 24th Street, when her vehicle collided with a northbound 1992 Jeep Cherokee driven by Monty Berner, 49, of Pueblo, the report said. Neither passenger in the Lange vehicle was wearing a seat belt, Gumke's report said. Berner was wearing his seat belt and was treated on the scene for minor injuries. His 4-year-old girl passenger, who lives in Colorado Springs, was taken to Parkview for treatment of minor injuries. She was restrained in a child seat, the patrol's report said. Neither alcohol nor drug use are suspected as contributing factors in the crash. Gumke said Berner likely will be cited for driving under revocation.

Lange, Robin O.
Robin O. Lange - Pueblo Chieftain - May 1, 2011 - Ramon A. Lange, 61, and Robin O. Lange, 54, both passed away April 26, 2011, in Pueblo. Burial in Springfield, Ore. Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2011 - Two dead in Pueblo Boulevard accident - Ramon Lange, 61, and Robin Lange, 54, died at scene of collision at Pueblo Boulevard and West 24th Street - The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed two people from Pueblo West on Tuesday morning. Sixty-one-year-old Ramon Lange sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene, according to a report by trooper Art Gumke. Robin Lange, 54, died Tuesday afternoon at Parkview Medical Center. The accident happened at about 6:36 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Pueblo Boulevard and 24th Street, his report said. Robin Lange was driving southbound on the boulevard in a 1990 Chevrolet Prizm, making a left turn onto eastbound 24th Street, when her vehicle collided with a northbound 1992 Jeep Cherokee driven by Monty Berner, 49, of Pueblo, the report said. Neither passenger in the Lange vehicle was wearing a seat belt, Gumke's report said. Berner was wearing his seat belt and was treated on the scene for minor injuries. His 4-year-old girl passenger, who lives in Colorado Springs, was taken to Parkview for treatment of minor injuries. She was restrained in a child seat, the patrol's report said. Neither alcohol nor drug use are suspected as contributing factors in the crash. Gumke said Berner likely will be cited for driving under revocation.

Langhime, Charles
Charles Langhime - Leadville Herald Democrat - March 31, 1893 - Fatal Boiler Explosion - Pueblo, March 30 - At McCarty' s saw mill, in the southwest part of this county, the boiler exploded with great force. Charles Langhime, the engineer, was blown over a hundred feet and instantly killed. J. M. Hardin was seriously injured and two other men slightly injured. The mill is a total wreck.

Langley, Floyd Bertron
Floyd Bertron Langley - Pueblo Chieftain - March 1, 2009 - Floyd Bertron Langley, 79, passed away on Feb. 27, 2009. Survived by his wife of 55 years, Nannie Langley; grandchildren, Levi Scott and Joshua Langley; numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and special friends, Charlie and Tricia Shelton. Floyd was a loving husband and father. Preceded in death by his sister and four brothers; son, Sterling Langley; and grandson, Benjamin R. Langley. Floyd was born to Elvis and Eura Langley on Nov. 9, 1929, in Christian County, Ky. He served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Army. He owned and operated a local dry cleaning business for 22 years. Member of the Antioch Baptist Church. There will be a viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Ken Black officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who desire may make memorials to the Antioch Baptist Church Memorial Fund through the funeral home.

Langley, George Curtis
George Curtis Langley - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2009 - George Curtis Langley, 90, passed away Sept. 15, 2009. Preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, one month and 20 days, Opal Langley. Survived by his daughter, Georgia ' Sally'  (William) Kenney of Pueblo; granddaughter, Sandra (Mike) Ambrozaitis; brother, Kenneth P. Langley of California; numerous nieces and nephews including nephew, Douglas (Charlene) Langley of California; nieces, Ila (Randy) Shipley of Washington and Mary Louise (Tom) Hildebrandt of Wisconsin; and special friends, Don and Betty English, Jane Sawvell and Gene Wilcoxson. George was born to George and Rose Langley on March 27, 1919, and was a lifetime Pueblo resident. George and Opal were married on July 11, 1939, in Raton, N.M. George served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. After the war, he and Opal owned and operated Kenny' s Cafe on Ninth Street for 27 years, rising at 3 a.m. to bake the day' s bread and pies. George sold Dodges for two years before Gene Wilcoxson made an offer he couldn't refuse. Quoting George, "He told me he'd take my Dodge and buy me a Riviera if I'd come to work for him and promise we'd retire together." George was a member of Travelers Protective Association, VFW, Al Kaly Shriner' s, BPO Elks Lodge No. 90, American Legion, Scottish Rite of Free Masonry S.J., Order of Eastern Star, York Rite of Free Masonry, Pueblo Lodge No. 17, AF&AM and AARP. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Those who desire, may make memorials to the American Cancer Society, through the funeral home.

Langoni, Josephine
Josephine Langoni - Trinidad Times Independent - May 9, 2010 - Josephine Langoni, passed away March 24, 2010, at the Valley Inn Nursing Home in Mancos, Colo. Known as JoJo and Josie to her friends, she died following a broken hip and complications from Alzheimer' s. Josephine was born in Trinidad Nov. 5, 1919, the daughter of Frank and Bessie Vita Buresscia Maria, Italian immigrant parents from Sicily, who settled in the Trinidad area to work the coal mines. JoJo later grew up on goat ranches in San Ysidro and Baldy Canyons in south central Colorado together with numerous aunts, uncles, siblings and cousins. JoJo lived most of her life in the Trinidad area and graduated from Trinidad High School in 1939. She married Domenic Langoni in 1940 and spent her early married years with husband, Dom and her two children on the C & S Railroad Line from Des Moines, N.M. to Chugwater, Wyo. The family lived in a bunk car (boxcar) on sidings along the line while Dom worked as a machine operator. JoJo worked in the meat department at Safeway in Trinidad for over 20 years. She was the first female butcher for Safeway in the State of Colorado. She retired from Safeway in 1978, and she and Dom moved into the mountains west of Trinidad, near Boncarbo, where she lived until 2000. JoJo was a resident of The Valley Inn Nursing Home in Mancos for the past year, and prior to that, she lived with Dick and Jill Langoni in Durango for 9 years. JoJo had a special talent for preparing large, delicious Italian meals for her family and friends. Her spaghetti al sugo, scaciatta, and manicotti are legend. She was a gifted dancer, and also enjoyed fishing and playing poker. She could dance all night long, catch the biggest fish, and always win when playing poker! She will especially be remembered for her unbounded kindness, generosity, and compassion for others. She was a truly rare individual who never criticized anyone. Family always came first with JoJo. Josie was preceded in death by her husband Domenic of Trinidad, and daughter, Judy Tyler of Phoenix. She was also preceded in death by her siblings Sam Maria, Frank Maria, Margaret Caputo, Marie Gordon, Georgia Campagnola, and Anna Reeds. JoJo is survived by the following: son Dick Langoni of Durango, daughter-in-law Jill Langoni of Durango, sister Mary Mitchell of Trinidad, son-in-law Stan Tyler of Phoenix, grandson Truman Tyler of Phoenix, granddaughters Kristi Burns (Matt) of Durango, Kerri Avery Langoni (Jared) of Helena, MT and great-grandsons Jack and Tristan Burns of Durango. Cremation has occurred by the Four Corners Funeral Home in Cortez, and a private family celebration of life will occur in the summer of 2010.

Langoni, Rose B.
Rose B. Langoni - Trinidad Times Independent - February 9, 2011 - Rose B. Langoni, former Trinidad resident, passed away Feb. 7, 2011, in Lakewood at the age of 94. She was born in Sopris Oct. 12, 1916, to Maria and Leo Onoratti. On June 23, 1951, Rose was united in marriage to John A. Langoni at Holy Trinity Church. She enjoyed cooking, going places and walking. She also liked drinking her Diet Pepsi. Rose loved children and her family was the love of her life. Her kindness and loving ways will be missed by many. She was preceded in death by her parents Maria and Leo Onoratti, husband John A. Langoni, all of her siblings including brothers Joseph, Julio and Jim Onoratti. Survivors are her children, John L. Langoni, Denver, Virginia (Jason) Palmero, Springfield, Teresa (Henry) Sanchez, Co. Springs, Co., Robert Langoni, Pueblo West, Jean (Ray) Medina, Pueblo, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Tuesday, Feb. 15, from 2-7 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are John Torres Jr., John Torres III, Melecio Torres, Steven Langoni, Raymond Medina Jr. and Eric Langoni. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Langoni-Pachak, Shawna
Shawna Langoni-Pachak - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 2011 - Shawna Langoni-Pachak, 50, passed away on Oct. 18, 2011. She is survived by her parents, Tony and Ellen Langoni; brothers, Tony (Sheila) Langoni II and Mario (Julie) Langoni; aunts and uncles, Ken and Louise Adair, Oliver and Joann Madrid, John and Diana Langoni; nephews, Derek Spinuzzi and John Thomas ' JT' Langoni; nieces, Gianna Langoni and Lexi Langoni; cousin, Todd Madrid; and numerous other relatives and friends. Shawna was a lifetime resident of Pueblo and a graduate of South High. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, Imperial Memorial Chapel, Pueblo, Colo. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Langosh, Elsie Juanita
Elsie J. "Nita" Langosh - Pueblo Chieftain - November 1, 2009 - Elsie J. "Nita" Langosh, 75, born in Luther, Okla., on March 29, 1934, passed away on Oct. 28, 2009. Preceded in death by son, Mark Christopher. Survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Edward; daughter, Valerie; son, Nick (Suzzette); five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Nita was a member of the Scrappy Ladies Quilt Club. She loved gardening, reading and cooking for her family. Nita was very caring person and enjoyed volunteering her time for others. She volunteered at St. Mary-Corwin gift shop, and was a Girl Scouts leader for 15 years. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Monday, United Methodist Church in Rye, Colo.

Langosh, Mark
Mark Langosh - Pueblo Chieftain - March 5, 2009 - Mark Langosh, 51, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 2, 2009. He was preceded in death by his grandparents. Mark is survived by his children, Lucas and Nissa Langosh; parents, Edward and Elsie "Nita" Langosh; brother, Nick (Suzzette) Langosh; sister, Valerie Langosh; and uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, Methodist Church, Rye. Family and friends will be received at the church hall following service.

Langowski, Blanche L.
Blanche L. Langowski - Pueblo Chieftain - June 1, 2012 - Blanche L. Langowski, 81, went home to be with the Lord on May 30, 2012. Blanche was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Henry Langowski; parents, John and Jennie Farrell; siblings, John, Tom, Allen and Virginia. Survived by daughters, Jennie (Angelo) Montez, Lisbeth Dosen, Cynthia (Selwyn) Illick and Johnna (Tim) Morgan; grandchildren, Henry (Cheri) Montez, Cassandra (Alex) Hovet, Nicholas Morgan, Susanne and Samantha Dosen; great-grandsons, Liam David Hovet and Drew Raspberry; brothers-in-law, Ted Langowski and Robert (Sharon) Langowski; special nephew, Shelley (Charlene) Farrell; and countless nieces and nephews. Blanche' s calling in life was nursing. She was a registered nurse for over 45 years. She worked in rural hospitals, office practices and finally as a homecare nurse for 25 years for Parkview Medical Center. She loved home nursing because she felt it was the heart of nursing. It allowed her to be in the patients' homes and observe their day-to-day living. Blanche was the recipient of the First Humanitarian Award and the Florence Nightingale Award. Her professional and loving style of nursing inspired countless nurses. As a wife and mother, Blanche' s strong love of family guided her. She was the mom who would work all day and come home at night to feed her family and then go to her sewing machine to make twirling uniforms, prom dresses and matching Easter dresses for her daughters or any other thing needed. To relax on the weekends, Blanche shopped and prepared Sunday dinner for as many family members as could gather. Her Sunday dinner table never had fewer than 20 people. She truly enjoyed her independence at Presbyterian Towers and the wonderful friends she made there. The family thanks Parkview Medical Center, every nurse who attended to Blanche, Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Doctors Johnson and Sloan. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2012, at First Church of the Nazarene, 84 Stanford Ave., with Pastor Jim Murray officiating. It was Blanche' s wish that memorials be made to First Church of the Nazarene Youth Group through the church' s office.

Langowski, Dominica
Dominica "Minnie" Langowski - Trinidad Times Independent - February 7, 2012 - Dominica "Minnie" Langowski died Feb. 2, 2012. She was born Jan. 21, 1924, in Sopris, one of five children born to Marco and Mary (Maucione) Grando. Minnie was proud to be a coal miner' s daughter. She attended various coal camp schools in Huerfano and Las Animas County before graduating from Trinidad High School in 1942. She attended Trinidad State Junior College and earned a business degree. She was united in marriage Aug. 12, 1950, to Charles E. Langowski Jr. at Holy Trinity Church in Trinidad. In 1964, Minnie received her bachelor of arts degree in education from Adams State College. For more than 20 years, she taught in Cokedale, Boncarbo, El Moro, Madrid and Jansen. In Trinidad, she taught at Eckhart, Santa Fe, Park and East Street schools until her 1985 retirement. Minnie was an enthusiastic supporter of the Colorado Rockies and Denver Broncos and loved cheering on ' our boys.'  She enjoyed travel, especially to Italy where she was able to find and spend time with many of her cousins. More than anything else, she cherished time with her family, whom she loved more than life. Preceding Minnie in death are her parents, Mary and Marco Grando; her husband, Charles E. Langowski Jr.; her brother, John Grando; her sister, Mary Pearce; her sisters-in-law, Mary Grando and Barbara Ruscetti; her brothers-in-law, Henry Langowski and Charles Scancarello; and her nephews, John Scancarello and Chuck Langowski. She is survived by her son, Gene Langowski; her daughter, Charlene (Robert) Bertolino; the light of her life, granddaughter Tory Bertolino; her brother Charles Grando; her sister-in-law, Blanche Langowski; her brother-in-law, Robert (Sharon) Langowski; her special cousins of Treviso, Italy: Padre Evangelista and Luigi, Gianfranco, Amedeo and Cecelia Grando; her special friends Josephine Slavek and Theresa Williams; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. A rosary will be recited at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, by Tony Massarotti at Comi Chapel followed by a 10 a.m. funeral Mass at Holy Trinity Church. Interment with rite of committal will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary escorts will be nephews and great-nephews John Pearce, Jim Volk, Randy Leibnow, Mark Grando, Mario Grando, Chuck Grando, Niccolo Grando, Jim Leatherwood, Justin Leatherwood, Anthony Ruscetti, Dan Ruscetti, Colton Ruscetti, Arnie Monteleone, Vinnie Monteleone, Dan Brothman, Joey Brothman, Angelo Montez, Hank Montez, Tim Morgan and Nick Morgan. The family respectfully requests donations to Holy Trinity Church restoration fund in lieu of food and flowers. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Langton, Ruby
Ruby Langton - Pueblo Chieftain - December 26, 2011 - Ruby Langton, 98. Full notice later.

Langworthy, James Nelson
James Nelson Langworthy - Denver Evening Post - February 22, 1896 - State Happenings - Pueblo, Colo., Feb. 22 - N. Langworthy, a leading citizen of Pueblo, died yesterday. He resided here over 14 years and was twice elected to the city council. Note: This man was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Pueblo, Colorado.

Lanier, Era Nadine
Era Nadine Lanier - Pueblo Chieftain - September 5, 2012 -Era Nadine Lanier, 96. Full notice later. Valley Courier - September 5, 2012 - Pueblo resident and former Alamosa resident Era Nadine Lanier, 96, died September 3, 2012 at the University Park Care Center in Pueblo. Era was born July 22, 1916 in Ada, Oklahoma to Oscar L. and Bessie F. Hathaway Unsell. She married Clarence Arthur Lanier and they moved to California where she taught school for many years until Art' s death. Era then moved back to Alamosa in 1999 and shortly thereafter retired in Pueblo. She loved working and enjoyed her extended family. She is survived by her nieces and nephews Judy Lindsey of Florence, Colo., Robert (Kay) Hamm of Pueblo, Jim (Rose) Lanier of Denver, Eddie Lanier, Bobby Lanier, and Herb Lanier all of Alamosa, Linda (Dennis) McAvoy of Idaho, Joann (George) Facares of Harlingen, Texas, Loren Lanier of Paradise, Calif.; and good friends Bill and Joan Hayes of Los Osos, Calif. Her parents, husband and a host of family members preceded her in death. Cremation was chosen and Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Rogers Family Mortuary of Alamosa is in care of the local arrangements.

Lankford, Nadine
Nadine Riegel Lankford - Toganoxie Mirror - December 15, 2007 - Services for Nadine Riegel Lankford, 84, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Friday, March 17, at Shawnee United Methodist Church in Shawnee. Private inurnment will be at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra, Mo. Mrs. Lankford died Monday, March 6, 2006, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community. She was born Dec. 28, 1921, in Palmyra, Mo., the daughter of Roy William and Nellie Byrd Griffith Riegel. She graduated from Palmyra (Mo.) High School in 1939. She attended Johnson County Community College. Mrs. Lankford worked as a secretary in Hannibal, Mo., and a bookkeeper for Zarda Brothers Dairy in Shawnee. She also worked in retail sales for Adler' s, Stix and Dillard' s Department Stores in Overland Park. She taught Sunday school and was a Cub Scout den mother for many years in Shawnee. She served as an election worker, Republican committeewoman and as a member of the Shawnee City Planning Commission. She was a member of Shawnee United Methodist Church. She married Marlowe Harrison Lankford on Sept. 27, 1941, in Palmyra, Mo. He died Jan. 22, 1984. Survivors include four sons, Alan Lankford, Overland Park, Perry Lankford, The Woodlands, Texas, Donald Lankford, Trinidad, Colo., and Bradley Lankford, Singapore; a daughter, Marcia Plankinton, Breckenridge, Colo.; four brothers, Garland Riegel, Charleston, Ill., Roy Riegel Jr., Clinton, Ill., Lyman Riegel, Virginia, Ill., and Robert Riegel, Orange Park, Fla.; three sisters, Nellie Richmond, Muncie, Ind., Jean Wammack, Red Oak, Texas, and Joan Barton, Jacksonville, Fla.; and a granddaughter. The family suggests memorials to the church, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence.

Lannon, Charles
Charles Lannon - Pueblo Indicator - January 4, 1941 - Word has been received here of the death of Charles Lannon at Evanston, Wyo., January 1. He left Pueblo 20 years ago and formerly was connected with the Lannon foundry.

Lantz, Pattie Lipscomb
Pattie Lipscomb Lantz - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 2013 - Pattie Lipscomb Lantz, 103, was born Oct. 13, 1909, in Mashulivalle, Miss., and passed away Feb. 24, 2013, in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry T. Lantz. Survived by her daughter, Pat Todero; son, Harry (Francine) Lantz; nephew, John (Viola) Anderson; grandchildren, Jennifer Kollerup, Tuesday Grover, Bryan McClure, Darren (Susan) Lantz, Johnnie (Bo) Anderson and Randy (Sherrie) Anderson; 13 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and her adopted family, Tats Chandler and all of the Guzman family. Pattie ran a daycare center out of her home for 30 years. Her hospitality was extended to everyone who came to her door and she never met a stranger. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project through the funeral home. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Lany, James Sr.
James Lany Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2009 - James Lany Sr., 58, passed away Dec. 9, 2009. Preceded in death by his father, Robert; and sister, Mary Beth. Survived by his mother, Betty; son, James Jr.; daughter, Kendra; brothers, Bob, Chuck, Karl; sister, Charlotte; and their families. At Jim' s request, there will be no services, but Betty will receive family and friends from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at 1300 30th Lane.

LaPenna, Anthony C.
Anthony C. ' Spider'  LaPenna - Trinidad Times Independent - May 16, 2013 - Anthony C. ' Spider' LaPenna, Educator, coach - Anthony C. ' Spider'  LaPenna passed away peacefully in Colorado Springs, May 12, 2013. He was born in Trinidad, May 20, 1928, to Lena Cimino and Frank LaPenna, both of whom preceded him in death. Tony taught school in the Trinidad public school system for over 30 years until his retirement. He loved coaching all sports and was an avid USC' ˆTrojan fan. He also like horse racing. He really enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by sons Michael (Lori) LaPenna, John (Jodi) LaPenna, Lena (Thomas) Stefanski and Toni (Alfredo) LaPenna, brothers Ralph LaPenna, stepbrother Vincent Cimino, granddaughters Jamie (David) Nolden, Nichole, Christina, Michelle and Abigail LaPenna, grandson Joseph LaPenna, along with aunts, numerous cousins and many dear friends. Funeral services will be Friday, May 17, with a Rosary at 12:15 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel followed by a funeral Mass at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Entombment will be at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The arrangements are under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Lapierre, Infant
Infant Lapierre - Denver Evening Post - July 9, 1898 - Sad Condition of a Mother - She Wandered Away From Home, Insane, Leaving Her Dead Baby - The 2 1/2-months-old infant of Martin Lapierre of 3430 High Street, died about 7 o'clock from cholera infantum. Lapierre went down town to make arrangements for the burial of the child. While he was away Mrs. Lapierre who, according to her husband, is growing insane, took another child and went out for a walk, leaving the dead baby in the baby buggy and three other small children to look after it. While she was gone one of the neighbors went to the house and seeing the dead baby in the buggy notified the coroner. An investigation was made, and it was found that a Dr. Peterson had been attending the child and he said it died from cholera infantum. The dead baby was a twin, born nearly three months ago. It had been sickly since the day of its birth. Lapierre is a hard working carpenter, and is employed by Fleming Bros., builders, of South Denver.

Lapp, Helen
Helen Lapp - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2012 - Helen Lapp, 86, passed away on Feb. 15, 2012. At her request, no service.

Lara-Muniz, Rebecca Maria
Rebecca Maria Lara-Muniz - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 2011 - Rebecca Maria Lara-Muniz, 89. Memorial service, 1 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Larkin, John Anthony Jr.
John Anthony Larkin Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 1, 2010 - John Anthony Larkin Jr., 79, Rio Rancho, N.M., formerly of Pueblo, Aug. 20. Daniels Family Funeral Services, Rio Rancho.

Larkin, Richard V.
Richard "Dick" V. Larkin - Pueblo Chieftain - November 7, 2010 - Richard "Dick" V. Larkin was called by the Lord on Oct. 28, 2010. A Celebration of Life will take place 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at The Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West. The Larkin family will welcome you into the Fellowship Hall for a reception to continue to share with them. In lieu of flowers, a Dick Larkin Memorial Fund has been set up at the church.

Larkin, Wanda Jean
Wanda Jean Larkin - Pueblo Chieftain - August 17, 2011 - Wanda Jean Larkin, 79, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug.12, 2011. Born Nov. 29, 1931, in Broken Bow, Okla. to James and Macel Warren. Preceded in death by parents; and husband, Thomas Patrick Larkin. Survived by children, Judy Holmes of Baytown, Texas, Patty (Chuck) Turner of Pueblo and Robert Larkin of Pueblo; sister, Polly (Forrest) Williams of California; brother, Norman (Linda) Warren of Tennessee; grandchildren, John Austin ' Buddy'  (Gina) Holmes, John Patrick ' Pat'  Holmes, Haley Peacock and Garrett Peacock; and great-grandson, Jay Holmes. Wanda was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching all of the Colorado teams. She will be dearly missed by family and friends. A special thanks to her nurses and CNA' s at Life Care Center of Pueblo. Service, 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Donations may be made in her memory to St. Jude' s Children' s Hospital.

Larsen, Julie Maurine
Julie Maurine Larsen - Trinidad Times Independent - July 22, 2007 - Julie Maurine Larsen was born in Sioux City, Iowa on August 8, 1934 to parents Catherine Julie O'Neill Larsen and Martin Julius Larsen. She graduated from Central High School in Sioux City in 1952. She was also a life-long student of the Theocratic Ministry School of Jehovah's Witnesses. Julie had fond memories of when she went to South Dakota to do missionary work in an isolated area. She and Mari Willert moved to Trinidad in 1957. She lived for a while in Houston, Texas; Springfield, Oregon and Las Cruces, New Mexico, returning to Trinidad in 2001. She was an artist, a musician, and a wonderful photographer and loved to chase sunsets and rainbows. Fisher's Peak and Trinidad Lake were her favorite subjects. She was known as a very honest and dependable, genteel person and a loyal friend. She was employed at the Trinidad Credit Bureau as a Credit Reporter; Dr. T.W. Mitchell as a Receptionist; Mt. San Rafael Hospital as an Emergency Room Clerk; Parkway A.M.I. Hospital, Houston as a receptionist; High Plains Medical Center as a Billing Clerk; Trinidad Motor Inn as a Desk Clerk and Dr. Lawrence Low as a Receptionist. She also did house-sitting for many years and fully enjoyed caring for the owner's pets. Many times she assisted Myrtis Miller in her catering business. Sharing in Bible educational work as a Christian Witness of Jehovah was her greatest joy in life. She fulfilled her dedication to Jehovah God her Creator by spreading the good news of God's Kingdom. She went to sleep on Sunday, July 8, 2007 at the Trinidad State Nursing Home, faithfully awaiting the resurrection into God's promised new earth- a paradise where there will be no more sickness, sorrow, pain or death. (Revelation 21:4) She lived a simple life. We will see her again. She is survived by a sister, Patricia (North) Cobb of Camarillo, California; Nephew Steven (Tamara) Cobb, and twin grand-nephews William and Larsen Cobb all of San Marino, California and Neice Rene (husband Peter) of Eugene, Oregon. Memorial Services will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1713 Goodale Avenue on Saturday, July 14th at 2:00PM with Minister Larry Swetky officiating, and a gathering is to follow at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Larsen, Mons Andre
Mons Andre Larsen - Trinidad Times Independent - March 30, 2012 - Mons Andre Larsen, 76, died peacefully Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at Colorado State Veterans Home in Walsenburg. Mons was born May 9, 1935, in Trinidad to Elizabeth (Bocsoem) and Ivar Larsen. He graduated from Raton High School and enlisted in the United States Navy. He proudly served his county and was honorably discharged in 1962. Mons, a terrific chef and baker, worked as a contractor most of his life. He had a passion for the care of animals and will be forever remembered for his many talents, his kindness and his sense of humor. Mons was preceded in death by his parents; his partner, Dwight Roxburg; his brothers, Edmund and Leonard of Trinidad and Ivar Jr. of Littleton; and his sisters, Betty Rose Begano and La Lou (Bill) Eberhard, both of Trinidad. He is survived by his sister, Beret (James) Dickinson, of Escondido, Calif.; his brother-in-law, Jim Begano, of Trinidad; his sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Larsen, of Littleton; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and special friend Al Jimenez. Keeping with Mons' wishes, there will be no memorial or service and his cremains will be taken to Seattle, Wash. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate in Mons' name to Noah' s Ark Animal Welfare Association, PO Box 478, Trinidad, CO 81082. Arrangements under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Larson, A. L.
A. L. Larson - Bayfield Blade - August 8, 1913 - By the killing of A. L. Larson by J. E. Bastable, both employes of the Denver & Salt Lake railroad, at Corona, government weather reports from the highest regular station in the United States have been cut off.

Larson, Emanuel (Mrs.)
Mrs. Emanuel Larson - Rocky Mountain News - April 14, 1885 - Mrs. Emanuel Larson, of Pueblo, committed suicide on Saturday evening about 9 o' clock by taking nearly half an ounce of bitter oil of almonds. No cause is assigned for the act.

Larson, Leonard M.
Leonard M. Larson - Trinidad Times Independent - July 8, 2008 - Leonard M. Larsen, 63, died Monday, July 7, 2008, in Trinidad. He was born Nov. 30, 1944, to Ivar Larson and Elizabeth (Bucksoon) Larsen in Trinidad. He graduated from Trinidad High School in 1962. A lifelong resident, Leonard built and remodeled numerous houses in Trinidad. He was considered a "Sanford and Son Wannabe", a professional scrounge in the antique business; a true junk man at heart. He married Sharon (Palmer) Martinez Sept. 29, 2006. Leonard was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Edmunt and Ivar, his sisters Bettyrose Begano and Lou Eberhard, and his daughter Karol Lynette Larsen. He is survived by his wife Sharon, his son Kurt (Kim) Larsen, Trinidad, stepchildren Jeremiah (Antoinette) Hurtado, Mira Mar, Calif., David (Jodi) Hurtado, Lakeside, Calif., James Hurtado, Lawrence Hurtado, both of San Diego, Calif., Mathew Martinez, Cleo Martinez, Katiary Martinez and Briana Martinez, all of Trinidad, brother Mons Larsen, Trinidad, sister Beret (Jim) Dickinson, Escondido, Calif., grandchildren Paige and Lexi Larsen, Trinidad, Celest, Rico, Lillie, and Mia Hurtado of San Diego, Chaela and Cheyenne Hurtado of Lakeside, Calif., and Valarie Hurtado of Gypsum, Colo., and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 12, 11 a.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with Pastor Cary Nelson officiating. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral with the arrangements.

Larson, Melvin
Melvin Larson - Pueblo Indicator - July 22, 1933 - Melvin Larson of 926 East Evans avenue, passed away Monday morning at Corwin hospital following a few days illness. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Anna Larson, and sister, Elvera, of the family home. Other relatives in Pueblo are Mrs. Jennie Larson and Mrs. C. J. Gustafson.

Larzalere, Robert Leland
Robert Leland Larzalere - Trinidad Times Independent - April 28, 2011 - LTC Robert (' Bob' ) Leland Larzalere (Ret.) passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2011, in Fort Collins. Bob, the son of August (' Gus' ) William and Myrtle (Beck) Larzalere was born Dec. 1, 1928, in Minneapolis, Kan. Bob was the middle child of three sons. His brothers were pilots in the armed forces and both died going down with their aircraft: Lt. J.G. Charles Reid Larzalere at Pensacola, Florida in 1950 and First Lt. Lawrence Keith Larzalere in Korea in 1954. While at the University of Kansas, Bob met his beloved, Gertrude Heideman. They married Jan. 3, 1953, in Seneca, Kan. After Bob' s graduation 1946 from Hays [KS] High School he was able to fulfill his dream by immediately enlisting in the United States Navy. Upon completion of the eight-week Navy boot camp at San Diego he was ordered to the United States Naval Air Technical Training Center at Jacksonville, Fla., for training in Aviation Fundamentals. This was followed by Aviation Boatswain Mate School in Philadelphia aboard the USS Block Island for the shipboard phase. In May 1947, Bob reported to the aircraft carrier USS Palau and served on that ship during operational tests in the Caribbean during the summer of 1947. Transferred to the USS Siboney (CVE 112) he participated in duty in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. In the summer of 1948, based on a competitive examination, Airman Larzalere was selected for a Naval ROTC scholarship. Following the successful completion of the U.S. Naval Academy and College Preparatory School at Bainbridge, Maryland in August 1948 he was sworn in as a Midshipman, USNR and entered the Naval ROTC program at the University of Kansas. In 1952 Bob graduated from KU and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was ordered to Quanitco, Virginia for the Marine Officer Basic Course and then to Fort Belvoir, Va., to attend the U.S. Army Company Officer Engineer Course. His next duty station was Camp Lejeune, N.C., then flight training at Pensacola, Fla. He was promoted to First Lieutenant Dec. 6, 1953, and was assigned to the Marine Corps Staging Regiment at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Bob completed his tour of duty with the Marine Corps at the Supply Forwarding Annex in San Francisco. In September 1954 he was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve and returned to civilian life in Kansas. He continued to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve until January 1958 when he was commissioned First Lieutenant, Artillery, in the 135 AAA Battalion, Kansas Army National Guard. When First Lt. Larzalere joined the Kansas National Guard, he was the fourth generation of the Larzalere family to be associated with it. In the 1890s his great-grandfather, William Larzalere, attained the rank of Brigadier General. During the reorganization of the KANG in 1963, Captain Larzalere was transferred to the 195th Engineer Group (Const) headquartered in Iola, Kan. Eventually promoted to Brevet Colonel, Bob retired from the KANG in 1974. As a member of the Kansas Rifle Team, Bob competed nationally at Camp Perry, Ohio. While in Iola, Bob and Gert were members of Uplift, a book group, and were active in the Iola Community Theatre and he had leading roles in The Crucible and Arsenic and Old Lace. Bob then successfully passed the federal service entrance examination and began his second career as an Air Traffic Control Specialist. He was assigned to the Flight Service Station in Trinidad and retired in 1987. After Bob' s retirement Gert and he moved to Fort Collins to be closer to their children. Bob' s many passions included Western and military history, reading, hunting, fishing and philately. Although Bob was an avid fan of the Jayhawkers he never missed watching Navy' s football team, especially the Army-Navy game. During this last phase of his life, Bob joined the Westerners and the Order of Indian Wars. For years, Bob and his camcorder recorded the many activities of these groups and their trips to the Little Big Horn and to the various Western forts. An avid amateur archaeologist, Bob identified the site of Custer' s 1869 camp near Hays on the banks of Big Creek. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association, of the National Guard Association of Kansas and the United States Reserve Officers Association, and the American Philatelic Society. His memberships included Marine Corps League, the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Kansas Historical Society, the Order of the Arrow, the Order of Indian Wars, and the Custer Battlefield Association. He was a past president of the Hays Lions Club and the Hays Jaycees. Bob is survived by his widow, Gertrude, of the home; four daughters, Jeanne (Jonathan) Bloom, Marie (Klaus) Krizanovic, Linda (Rick) Bohn, and Laura (Dave) Carter, and his son, Charles (Denise) Larzalere. Also surviving Bob are his beloved grandchildren: Nicholas and Brett Larzalere, Brandon and Jordan Krizanovic, and Kyle and Kaitlen Carter. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Bohlender Funeral Chapel, 121 West Olive (parking in the lot to the south of the building). There will be open viewings at Bohlender from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 29. Graveside military service and interment at Grandview Cemetery, 1900 West Mountain Ave. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Marine Corps League or the American Cancer Society.

LaSage, John Leon
John Leon LaSage - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 2011 - John Leon LaSage, December 2, 1940 - April 9, 2011, departed to be with the Lord on April 9, 2011, in Colorado Springs. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, JoAnne LaSage; son, Greg (Lisa) LaSage; daughters, Janel LaSage and Jeanine LaSage; sister, Chris (Bud) DeSiata; in-laws, Joe and Jeanne Tilley, and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Leon and Margaret LaSage, sister and brother-in law Dee Dee and Chuck White. Entombment ceremony, 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at the family' s mausoleum estate at Mountain View Cemetery. Life commemoration service, 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at Woodmen Valley Chapel in Colorado Springs. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the UCCS Navigators (PO Box 6000, Colorado Springs, CO 80934, account # 21349469), Shepherd' s Heart Ministry (PO Box 4808, Parker, CO 80134) or Woodmen Valley Chapel (290 E. Woodmen Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80919).

Lasareff-Mironoff, Helen
Helen Lasareff-Mironoff - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2010 - Helen Lasareff-Mironoff (nee Chehiro), 89, passed away May 28 after a brief illness. She was born in Mstislavl, Russia, May 1, 1921. In the first 20 years of her life, she and her family experienced the Russian Civil War, Stalin' s forcible collectivization of agriculture, the government-sponsored terror that followed and Hitler' s invasion of Russia. In spite of the dangerous times in which she came of age, she not only survived, but also met the love of her life, Eugene Lasareff-Mironoff (1908 - 2000), and saved the lives of many Russian refugees during and after World War II. After the war she worked for the U.S. Army in Nuremberg, Germany, and in 1949, emigrated to the United States, where she built a new life with her family and pursued a teaching career. At various times she was affiliated with Yale University and Dartmouth College, where she taught Russian at the National Defense Education Act Institute. After her husband Eugene retired, the family moved to Pueblo, where Helen taught Russian at the University of Southern Colorado (CSU-Pueblo). Many of her students continued to maintain a lifelong relationship with her after completing their studies. Helen was a devout member of St. Michael' s Orthodox Christian Church in Pueblo, where she sang in the choir and took an active part in the life of the church. Helen' s personality was forged in the fires of war, famine and the abuses of two totalitarian regimes, and while this lent her strength of character and the courage of her convictions, she was always ready to help all who were in need and gave freely of her time, support and the few material goods she had at her disposal. She was a devoted wife and a wonderful mother who will be missed very much by her son, Alexander; her daughter, Claudia; her daughter-in-law, Hana; and the many friends whose lives she touched and enriched over the years. Service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2010, St. Michael's Orthodox Christian Church, 801 W. Summit Ave., Pueblo, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Lasater, Robert
Robert ' Bob'  Lasater - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2013 - Robert ' Bob'  Lasater, 73, passed away Jan. 26, 2013. He was born to the union of Leroy and Rita Lasater on Sept. 19, 1939. Bob worked for St. Mary-Corwin Hospital for 38 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; and numerous aunts and uncles. He is survived by five siblings, James (Alice) Lasater, Laura (W. Scott Grinstead) Lasater, Kelly Lasater, Mark Lasater and Marvin Lasater; five nephews; four nieces; and numerous relatives and friends. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

LaSavio, Anthony
Anthony LaSavio - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 2011 - Anthony LaSavio, 91, passed away Jan. 10, 2011. He graduated from Central High School in 1939. He served in the Army at the Pacific War Zone, 1941-1945. He married Sara Ingo, who survives him, along with children, Ronald (Linda), Fred (Pat) LaSavio; grandchildren, Stephanie (Scott) Dalton, Nick (Michelle), David, Danny, Zachary (Catie) LaSavio; great-grandchildren, Brody, Jacob, Riley LaSavio; sister-in-law, Rose Maurello; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ciro and Lena LaSavio; siblings, Joe, Angelo LaSavio, Cora (Bill Sr.) Genovese; sister-in-law, Mary (Carl) Ingo; brother-in-law, Sam (Helen) Ingo. Tony worked at the post office for 30 years. He retired in 1975. In his spare time, he liked to bowl, golf, and go the dances with Sara and friends at the Elks and Eagles. Special thanks to the staff at Westwind Nursing Home and Sangre de Cristo Hospice, especially to Shawna, Jean and Tammy. Family will receive friends at viewing, 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, St. Francis Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Lash, Albert
Albert "Grandpa" Lash - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 2010 - Albert "Grandpa" Lash passed away July 18, 2010, in Pueblo. He was born Sept. 6, 1934, in Rugby, Colo. He had a passion for Taylor Reservoir, where he enjoyed spending time with friends and riding ATVs. Mr. Lash was preceded in death by his father, mother and his siblings. His survivors include his wife, Joyce; sons, Frank (Beverly) Lash and John Lash; his grandchildren, Amy Lash and James Lash; his great-granddaughter, Samantha; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and his stepchildren, Richard (Donna) Bregar and Darla Bregar. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Lash, Frank C.
Frank C. Lash - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2012 - Frank C. Lash, 52, passed away on Jan. 13, 2012. He was preceded in death by his dad, Don Lash; and step-dad, Bill Shelton. Frank is survived by his mother, Frances Shelton; wife, Bev Lash; daughter, Amy (Alex Montoya) Lash; son, James Lash; grandchildren, Brianna, Junior, Samantha Grace; brother, John Lash; and step-mom, Joyce Bregar Lash. At his request, cremation with no service.

Lassiter, Jack L.
Jack L. Lassiter - Pueblo Chieftain - June 4, 2013 - Jack L. Lassiter went home to be with Jesus on May 31, 2013, with his family around him, knowing his heavenly destination meant he would see them again. Jack was born Dec. 23, 1937. Jack and his wife, Phyllis, lived an adventurous life all over the United States with Jack as a union electrician and then as an electrical superintendent and Phyllis as a teacher. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; son, Kyle; daughter, Teri (Craig) Shepard; grandchildren, Brian and Dani; his brothers, Richard and Loid; and his sister, Hilda. He also is survived by numerous beloved nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite cancer charity. A memorial will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, at Parkhill Christian Church, 1401 E. Seventh St. in Pueblo.

Lassiter, Karen Lea
Karen Lea Lassiter - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 2010 - Karen Lea Lassiter went into the arms of Jesus on June 6, 2010, quietly, holding her husband, Kyle' s hand; with her friend, Stacy, present. She walked with Jesus for 45 years and now she is with Him. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Thursday, June 17, 2010, Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson.

Lasy, David
David Lasy - Range Ledger - November 18, 1914 - Plate Glass Crushes Workman. Pueblo. - While he was engaged in moving 3,500 pounds of crated plate glass, David Lasy, 37, was crushed when the wagon gave way. He may die. The smashed glass was worth $2,000.

Latham, John
John Latham - Pueblo Indicator - September 15, 1934 - John Latham, a resident of Pueblo since 1927, died Monday at local hospital. He was an employe of the C.F. and I. Co. for about 30 years. He and Mrs. Latham had recently returned from a visit to Alhambra, Calif.

Lathrop, Lucile Ruth
Lucile Ruth (Bower) Lathrop - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 2009 - Lucile Ruth (Bower) Lathrop quietly passed to heaven May 21, 2009. She turned 100 years old on March 26, 2009. Lucile's husband, Frank and two children, Jerry and Marilyn are also deceased. Her son, James Lathrop (Mary Beth), grandsons, Preston (Michelle) and Mason, as well as Nora, her great-granddaughter, survive her and reside in Fort Collins, Colo. Born in Ohio, Lucile called Pueblo home for more than 50 years and moved to Fort Collins a few years ago. She also leaves many wonderful friends from St. Paul United Methodist Church, the Flower Fad Garden Club and her friends in the Bunco Club that met for 50 years. Lucile was probably the best mother and homemaker ever. She sewed beautifully and cooked food that everyone adored, and could make a dollar go further than anyone. She recycled and lived "green" before it was popular. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2009, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United Methodist Women at Wesley United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice in Lucile's name. Kibbey Fishburn Funeral Home in Loveland, Colo., was entrusted with arrangements.

Latino, Fern L.
Fern L. Latino - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 2011 - Fern L. Latino, 84, passed away May 8, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Snow" Latino. She is survived by her daughter, Vonnie Brewer; grandchildren, Stephanie (Tony) Heyward; great-grandchild, Toni Rose Heyward; sister, Beverly Black; sister-in-law, Rose Latino; and numerous nieces and nephews. Fern was a founder of the Pueblo Herb Society. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Agape Hospice, 6041 S. Syracuse Way, Suite 220, Greenwood Village, CO 80111. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Rosary, 7:30 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2011, both at St. Mary Church. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Latino, Jack
Jack Latino - Pueblo Indicator - November 1, 1930 - Fatal Auto Accident - Another distressing automobile accident occurred Saturday afternoon, October 25, on Abriendo avenue. Jack Latino, 6-year-old little son of Anthony Latino, of 850 East Abriendo avenue, was run over by a touring car driven by Charles Rogers, colored porter at police headquarters, when the boy darted out from behind a parked auto into the street. Witnesses said the accident was unavoidable.

Latka, Margaret
Margaret Ellen Latka - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2013 - Margaret Ellen Latka, 82, passed away from congestive heart failure on May 26, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; mother, father, a sister and brother. She is survived by her four children, Patti (Bob) Filler, Debby (Jim) vanEttinger, Michael (JeanMary) Latka and Peggy (Kevin) Vaubel; her brothers, Bob (Betty) Smith, John (Alberta) Smith, Danny (Carol) Smith; sister- in-law, Helen Stravia; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and lifelong friend, Lorraine "Lor" Gemma. A memorial service in her honor will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2013, at the George McCarthy Historic Chapel, 400 Broadway.

Latka, Marsha Joan
Marsha Joan Latka - Pueblo Chieftain - March 4, 2009 - Marsha Joan Latka, age 74, passed away on Feb. 28, 2009, in Pueblo. She was born on July 22, 1934, in Pueblo, Colo., to Donald and Ethel Webster. Marsha was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Jimmy. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Neil Latka; children, Barbara (Mark) Charlesworth, Neil (Donna) Latka, Steve (Juanita) Latka, Debbie Griego, Jody (Robert) Charter; brothers, Donald (Ann) Webster, Rick Webster; sister, Diane (Dean) Allen, 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her very special friend, Jan Johnson. Marsha worked 33 years for Safeway, retiring in 1995. She enjoyed working in her yard, reading, traveling, but most of all, she loved spending time with her loving family. She will be sadly missed by all, especially those who knew her as Grandma. She was a kind, loving soul who strongly believed in her faith, hard work, and perseverance. Her remarkable inner strength and contagious laugh will be missed and cherished by us all. In lieu of flowers, Marsha requested donations be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Memorial service, 10 a.m. today, March 4, 2009, Holy Family Church, interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Latka, Richard Lee
Richard Lee ' Dick'  Latka - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 2009 - Richard Lee ' Dick'  Latka, 81, died on Dec. 24, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; daughters, Patti Filler, Deborah (Jim) vanEttinger, Peggy (Kevin) Vaubel; and son, Michael (JeanMary) Latka; a sister, Helen Stravia; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Richard was a Pueblo native who worked as a carpenter by trade, wood carving artist and figure skater/teacher by passion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care facility in his name. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, George McCarthy Historical Chapel, 400 Broadway Ave.

Latka, Stephen K.
Stephen K. Latka - Pueblo Chieftain - March 5, 2012 - Stephen K. Latka, of Pueblo, was born March 11, 1954; passed away March 3, 2012. He was preceded in death by mother, Marsha J. Webster. He is survived by father, Neil Latka; brother, Neil Jr.; sisters, Barb, Debbie and Jody; wife, Juanita; sons, Justin and Robert; daughter, Trish; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, close friends, family and pets. The service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, at Imperial Garden Chapel. Please send condolences to 480 E. McCulloch Blvd., R44, Pueblo West, CO 81007.

LaTronica, Vito
Vito LaTronica - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 2009 - Vito LaTronica, born April 2, 1915, passed away June 12, 2009. Preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth LaTronica. He is survived by his children, Sharon Smith, Pat (Bob) McClaran and Toni (Gene Waldvogle) LaTronica; grandchildren, Katie (Peter) Anderson, Jeanine (Stephen) May and Mike McClaran. Also survived by five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Vito was a member of the Fidelity Lodge and worked as a Captain for the Pueblo Fire Dept. from 1939 to 1983. There will be no viewing. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 16, 2009, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to The Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Foundation. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Lau, Duane E.
Duane E. Lau - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 2010 - Duane E. Lau, 70, of Pueblo, Colo., formerly of Oregon, Ohio, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, in St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, Pueblo, Colo. Duane was born Dec. 9, 1939, in Jerusalem Township to William C. and Inez (Burow) Lau. He was a graduate of Clay-Genoa High School. After graduation, he earned his chemical engineering bachelor's degree from the University of Toledo and worked in the shipping department for BASF in Whitehouse, Ohio, before retiring to Pueblo, Colo. He was a dedicated Cleveland fan, following both the Browns and the Indians. Duane also enjoyed working in the yard and growing flowers. Duane is survived by his sons, Paul T. Lau (Angela Mullins) of Pueblo and Duane E. Lau Jr. of Pelion, S.C.; grandchildren, Nicholas, Kevin, Miranda and Abbigail Lau and Brittany Lau-Bessinger (Trevor Bessinger); one great-granddaughter, Maliyah; and sister, Daryl Ann Gibson of Genoa. His parents preceded him in death. Visitation, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 West St., Genoa, OH. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, St. John' s United Church of Christ, 1213 Washington St. Genoa, with interment to follow in Allen Township Cemetery, Williston, Ohio. Memorial contributions for Duane may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the donor' s choice.

Lauderdale, Stephen Leonard
Stephen Leonard Lauderdale - Daily Ardmoreite - August 24, 2007 - Services for Stephen Leonard Lauderdale, 49, Duncan, will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, at Velma Baptist Church with the Rev. Dwight Hawkins officiating. Born on Feb. 6, 1958, in Lubbock, Texas, to Lillie Mae and Calvin C. Keeling Sr., he died on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007, in Duncan. He was preceded in death by his parents. He married April Stevens and together they had three children, Ashley Necole, Anthony Nolan and Phillip Michael. He later married Melissa Bench on Dec. 18, 2004, in Ratliff City. He served in the U.S. Army from 1977 to 1980 and worked for L.E. Jones as an oil field pumper for 11 years. He served with the Marlow Fire Department two years and Ratliff City Volunteer Fire Department for 11 years. He loved roping with his horse, Jesse, fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He may be gone, but will never be forgotten! Survivors include his wife, of the home; a daughter, Ashley Bumpas and husband, Cody, Trinidad, Colo.; two sons, Anthony Lauderdale, Alma, and Phillip Lauderdale, Velma; three stepchildren, Aaron White, Brandon White and Cody Bench, all of the home; brothers and sisters, Glen Midkiff and his wife, Laureen, Marlow, Jim Midkiff and his wife, Neely, Lindsay, Floyd Midkiff and his wife, Mary, Bradley, Grady Lauderdale, Lubbock, Calvin Keeling and his wife, Jeannie, Marlow, Melvin Keeling, Chickasha, Donna Killough and her husband, Jack, Oklahoma City, Karla Logue, Bray, Dorothy Smith and her husband, Marvin, Vanessa Lauderdale and Brian, and Debbie Smith and husband, Arvel, all of Marlow; an aunt, Dorothy Jones, Lubbock; 21 nieces and nephews; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. Visitation will be at the Grantham Velma Chapel.

Lauer, William
William "Bill" Lauer - Pueblo Chieftain - November 8, 2012 - William "Bill" Lauer, 63, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012. Born to Joseph and Mary Lauer on Oct. 6, 1949, in Sterling, Colo. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-law, Diana; good friend, Tom; and friend, ' adopted daughter,'  Shanell. Bill leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 42 years, Connie; loving daughters, Kristi (Sean) and Becky (Brando); sisters, Janice (Delbert), Fran (Duane); brothers, Gene (Gale), Jerry, Bob, Randy; brother-in-law, Dan; sisters-in-law; Vicki (Steve), Shelley (Neil); nieces and nephews; goddaughters, Michelle and Danette; godsons, Heath and Cambron; close family friends, Duone, Duane, Betty, Leroy; ' the girls,'  Celeste, Melissa, Sandy, Amber; numerous friends and co-workers. Bill enjoyed golfing, fishing, playing cards, his garden, watching football and family dinner night. He was a member and past financial secretary of the Knights of Columbus Council 4286. Bill graduated from Crook High School and SCSC, worked at Pioneer Trailer Sales and Wal-Mart. Bill was a loving husband, a nurturing father and a compassionate friend. He had a mischievous smile, an infectious laugh, a kind heart and had a funny way of showing you he cared by pestering and teasing you; he will be missed by all. To celebrate Bill's life, a rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, 2012, both at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1145 S. Aspen Road, Pueblo, Colo. Reception to follow Mass at Knights of Columbus Hall, 1601 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, Colo. To honor Bill's memory, tell a joke or two, have some fun, laugh a lot and smile more than you frown.

Laughlin, Elizabeth Pearle
Elizabeth Pearle Laughlin - Enid News & Eagle - August 22, 2007 - The funeral for Elizabeth Pearle Laughlin, 95, of Pittsburg, Kan., were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Church of the Nazarene. The Rev. Jim Sukraw officiated. Burial was in High-land Park Cemetery, Pittsburg. Arrangements were by Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg. She was born Jan. 26, 1912, in Cokedale, Colo., to Sam and Ivah Pearl Leatherman Haslam and died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007, at Cornerstone Village, Pittsburg. She graduated from Arma High School. She moved to Pittsburg in 1935. She married Albert Lowell Laughlin in January 1935. He died Oct. 21, 1995. She was a homemaker and a member of First Church of the Nazarene, Christian Women' s Club and AARP. Surviving are one son, Albert Laughlin of Enid; two daughters, Charlotte Cook of Pittsburg and Elizabeth Roberts of Fairview; one sister, Ruth Butler of Atlanta; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. In addition to her husband, Albert, she was preceded in death by three brothers. Memorials may be made to First Church of the Nazarene, Pittsburg.

Laughlin, James Willis
James Willis Laughlin - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2012 - James Willis Laughlin, 48, passed away Jan. 24, 2012. He was preceded in death by his mother, Norma ' Carol'  Laughlin. He is survived by his father, Thomas Laughlin (Helen Wright); brother, Tom Jr.; nieces, Amanda (Chris) Weidner, Natalie Laughlin. Also survived by numerous cousins; uncle, C.V. McDaniel Jr.; aunts, Sue Shepard, Betty McDaniel, Jean Divelbiss, Helen Geer, Peggy (David) Caple. James worked at Life Care as the Pastry Chef. He liked arts and riding his horse as a kid, and traveling. Memorial Service 2 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.

Lauricella, Dominic D.
Dominic D. Lauricella - Pueblo Chieftain - December 4, 2011 - Dominic D. Lauricella, 91, born on June 26, 1920, to Guiseppi and Rosaria Lauricella of Pueblo. Dom married Oct. 12, 1941, and was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Anna Marie. He is survived by his four children, Gary (Dru) Lauricella, Elizabeth (Leon) Harwood, Gregory (Jane) Lauricella and Ann Marie (John) Jaques; sisters, Frances Passalaqua, Mary Mohorich, Katherine Palumbo; grandchildren, Dean and Dana, Andrea and Gina, Mathew, Sara, Laura, Paul, Vincent and Stephen; and seven great-grandchildren. Dom was a Catholic, member of Knights of Columbus and retired from the CF&I after 30 years of service. He was a self-employed professional photographer with interests in year-round greenhouse gardening, playing the organ, astronomy, woodworking and reading. Most of all, he had a love for his family, friends and customers. Special acknowledgement to the staff at Life Care Center of Pueblo, St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, The Pueblo Chieftain, Argus and Interim home health services, Frontier Hospice, Heritage Medicine and caregiver, Dolores. Visitation, noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, George McCarthy Funeral Home, with family in attendance. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, followed by funeral Mass at 10 a.m., Our Lady of the Meadows. Entombment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Our Lady of the Meadows Hall following graveside service. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice through the funeral home office.

Lauricello, Roy L.
Roy L. Lauricello - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2012 - Roy L. Lauricello, of Pueblo, passed away at the age of 99 3/4, on Sept. 13, 2012. Roy was born to Italian immigrant parents, Guiseppi and Rosaria and was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Mae Lauricello. Survived by his children, Roy (Lola) Lauricello and Carol (Charly) Johnson; sisters, Frances Passalagua, Mary Mohorich and Katherine Palumbo; grandchildren, Mark, Sarah, Ann, Christopher, Kristin and Shannon; and great-grandson, Andrew. Roy was a patriotic World War II veteran. He was employed briefly at the CF&I and later owned a small tavern and cafe in Pueblo until his retirement at the age of 72. He was a member of the VFW and Shrine of St. Therese Church. Roy was an avid gardener. He received a great deal of satisfaction from growing his garden and sharing the fruits of his labor with friends and neighbors. Though he preferred to live a simple life, he greatly influenced the lives of his family and all those he knew. Special thanks to Roy' s longtime physician, Dr. Jim Stjernholm for his compassion and dedication. Memorial contributions may be made to Shrine of Mother Cabrini or the VFW in Roy' s name. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, St. Therese, entombment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Reception will be at Roselawn Hall.

Lauriski, Millen
Millen Lauriski - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2010 - Millen Lauriski passed away March 28, 2010. Born Jan. 22, 1921, to Mary and Frank Lauriski, who preceded him in death in Canon City, Colo. He is survived by his wife, Katherine of 60 years; daughters, Linda of Canon City, Colo., and Barbara of Colorado Springs, Colo.; grandson, Jeff Sarek of Fort Collins, Colo.; brothers, Adolph Lauriski and Anton (Agnes) Lauriski; sisters-in-law, Rose Baccarella and Dorothy Baccarella; and numerous nieces and nephews. Millen served in the U.S. Army. He was employed with CF&I Steel for 30 years. He loved to garden and was an avid fisherman. He was a member of Christ the King Parish, WSA and KSKJ lodges. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 31, Christ the King Church, with Monsignor Tom Adrians celebrating. Interment to follow at 1:30 pm, Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City, Colo. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Laurizello, Carmino
Carmino Laurizello - Wray Rattler - January 20, 1911 - Crushed under a string of empty box cars in the Pueblo smelter yards, Carmino Laurizello was instantly killed.

Laut, Virginia Marie
Virginia Marie Laut - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 2011 - Virginia Marie Laut, age 82, a longtime resident of Pueblo, passed away on May 23, 2011. She was born on Sept. 3, 1928, in Quinlan, Okla., a daughter of the late Edd and Lucy Horn Maggard. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin E. Laut Sr. Per her wishes, cremation has taken place. Private inurnment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens in Pueblo.

Lavallee, Joseph
Joseph "Joe" Lavallee - Patriot-News - September 10, 2007 - Mr. Joseph "Joe" Lavallee of Lakeland died of cardiac arrest Saturday (March 19, 2005) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He was 81. Born April 8, 1923, in Holyoke, Mass., he came here from Columbia, Conn., in 1985. He worked for the state of Connecticut. He was a member of the Franco American Civic and Social Club, Elks Lodge and St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Mr. Lavallee is survived by his wife, Claire N. Lavallee; sons, Norman Lavallee, Colorado City, Colo., and Dennis Lavallee, Lithia Springs, Ga.; daughter, Sharon Chartier, Jacksonville; sisters, Rita Harnois, Chicope Falls, Mass., and Doris Manifitti, Charlotte, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services will be at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (March 22, 2005) at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Arrangements by Gentry-Morrison Northside.

LaVan, Mary L.
Mary L. LaVan - Pueblo Chieftain - May 5, 2009 - Mary L. LaVan, 73, a true Christian, went to be with the Lord on May 2, 2009. Survived by her loving husband, Ronald E. LaVan; children, Steven Hood, Colorado Springs, Michael (Lynn) Hood, Pueblo, Bruce (Patty) Hood, Mesa, Ariz., Scott (Betsy) Hood, Loveland, Ronald Strandberg, Anchorage, Alaska, Brenda Dees, Pueblo, Lorna (Bruce) Elmer, Kent, Wash., Kimberly (Jeff) Kirkwood, Denver; siblings, Naomi Hines, Ruth McDowell, both of Pueblo, Lois Spriggs, Moffat, Larry Lemon, Mississippi, Danny Lemon, Saguache,; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Also survived by close friend, Fern Farley of Ohio. Preceded in death by her parents; two infant children; daughter, Rebecca Williams; and her brother, Marvin Lemon. Born, Jan. 4, 1936, in Windfield, Kan., and was a longtime Pueblo resident. Mary enjoyed fishing and bluegrass music. Member of the First United Methodist Church, where she was very active , serving on numerous committees and volunteering with many activities. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 2009, First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court streets, with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Those who desire, may make memorials to either the First United Methodist Church or to the Joni Fair Hospice House, c/o Montgomery & Steward.

LaVan, Nevin L.
Nevin L. La Van - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 2012 - Nevin L. La Van, 79, departed this life on Oct. 8, 2012, in Pueblo. He was born Oct. 18, 1932, in Pueblo, to the union of Erman J. and Emma La Van, both deceased. Nevin is survived by his wife of 41 years, Elizabeth J. ' Betty'  La Van, whom he married Dec. 6, 1970; daughter, Jean M. La Van; brother, Ronald La Van; aunts, Inez Reivitt of Pueblo, Alta Morris of Mancos, Colo., and Marye Cade of Canon City; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of First Baptist Church, where he served as an usher and on several boards and committees. He was a member of Sky Corral RC Club and he built and flew remote control planes. Nevin retired from Public Service Co. on June 1, 1990. There will be no viewing. Service, 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Pastor Frank Proffer and the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church or Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Lave, Carlos G.
Carlos G. Lave - Pueblo Chieftain - February 5, 2011 - Carlos G. Lave, 22, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 30, 2011. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Berlina Espinoza. Carlos is survived by his parents, Louis and Laurine; siblings, Mike (Andrea), Clint, Linda and Julian; grandfather, Jose Espinoza; grandmother, Tillie Lave; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday; funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, both at Romero Chapel. Interment. Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Romero Family Funeral Home in care of Carlos.

Laveirge, Stephen Walter
Stephen Walter Laveirge - Pueblo Chieftain - March 7, 2012 - Stephen Walter Laveirge, 68, died suddenly and unexpectedly in his home March 3, 2012. He was born Sept. 28, 1943, in Royal Oak, Mich., to Stephen Wesley and Jeanne Laveirge. Steve graduated from Palmer High School in Colorado Springs in 1961. He served in the military as a medic in the U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1963. Following his discharge, he went to work for Westland Theaters, managing the Mesa Drive-In in Pueblo, the Cooper in Colorado Springs, and Cinemas 1 and 2 in Pueblo, for almost 30 years. Most recently, he was the manager of the Gas Stop in Pueblo. He married Karen on June 26, 2008, in Cripple Creek, Colo. Steve enjoyed being outdoors and was an avid bowler and hunter/fisherman, but his true passion was golfing. He could be found on any of the local golf courses on any given day and played on many golf courses across the country. Steve is survived by his wife, Karen Laveirge; mother, Jeanne Laveirge of Colorado Springs; children, Natalie (Brent) Laveirge Morris of Alexandria, Va., and Stephen Robert Laveirge of Fountain, Colo.; grandchildren, Tarren Morris, Conrey Morris, Eileah Morris, Randon Morris, Brenner Morris, Ryley Stringer, Teagan Chavez and Demery Chavez; siblings, Bonnie (Tony) Mariani of Colorado Springs, Marion (John) Laveirge Bradley of Colorado Springs, Marcy Chadwell of Boise, Idaho, Karen (David) Waters of Chino Valley, Ariz., and Gary Laveirge of Colorado Springs; and numerous nieces and nephews in his extensive family. Also survived by Karen' s children, Jill Stringer- Brooks, Doug (Tanya) Brooks and Mitchell Brooks. Predeceased by his father, Stephen Wesley Laveirge in 1989; and brother, Bruce Laveirge in 2003. He will be sadly missed by all his friends and family members. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to Easter Seals, 301 N. Main St., Ste. 106, Pueblo, CO 81003- 3298. A golf tournament will be held in the near future in Steve' s memory.

Law, Jesse Evan
Jesse Evan Law - Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 2013 - Jesse E. Law, 74. Sunrise Sept. 4, 1938, Sunset Jan. 5, 2013. Jesse passed away after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Penny; sons, Bryan (Liz) of Colorado Springs, Michael (Judy) of Virginia, Craig, of Pueblo, and Shawn (Keri), of Pueblo; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and Wally, his four-legged companion. There will be a celebration of Jesse' s life at 1 p.m. Wed., Jan. 9 at the SoCo Event Center (formerly Pueblo Greyhound Park). In lieu of flowers or food, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Joni Fair Hospice House. The family would like to thank all of Jesse' s golf buddies, co-workers and friends for the prayers, cards and encouragement. Arrangements, Imperial.

Lawhon, Jack R.
Jack R. Lawhon - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 2010 - Jack R. Lawhon, 85, of Pueblo, Colo., died peacefully June 4, 2010, with his family at his side. Jack was born on July 24, 1924, in Noblesville, Ind. Jack served his country honorably and courageously in World War II, earning a Purple Heart. After being honorably discharged from the Army, he re-enlisted in the service, this time to become a proud Marine. Jack was the father of three children, Charles ' Skip'  Lawhon (deceased), Connie Hansen and Gary Lawhon (surviving). Jack was a devoted father. He took pride and enjoyment in his five grandchildren, who adored him, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Jack lived in Pueblo for over 30 years. His favorite profession was working at the Pueblo golf course. Jack enjoyed long walks, golf, fishing, the Denver Broncos, the Colorado Rockies, the Nebraska Cornhuskers and smoking his pipe. Jack will be forever remembered for his sharp and witty sense of humor, his wonderful stories, his honesty and his love for his friends and family. Full military services, today, Forrest Lawn Cemetery, Omaha, Neb. He will be buried next to his son, Charles Lawhon.

Lawless, Williamana (Sister)
Sister Williamana Lawless - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 1994 - Former Area Nun, Teacher Dies in Ohio - Sister Williamana Lawless, one of four nuns who first opened the St. Francis Xavier School in Pueblo in 1926, died Monday in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was 87. Sister Williamana taught intermediate grades for four years in Pueblo before being assigned to her alma mater, Cathedral School in Denver. Almost 40 years after leaving St. Francis, Sister Williamana returned to Pueblo as a medical librarian at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in 1969. After undergoing heart surgery in 1975, she was named hospital historian at St. Mary-Corwin and remained in that capacity until her retirement in 1989. For 65 years she served in education, social service and health care. Sister Williamana began her 70 years with the Sisters of Charity after graduating from high school in Denver in 1923. During her career, she served as a group mother at St. Vincent Orphanage in Santa Fe, N.M.; was a medical librarian at San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad; and director of retreats at the El Pomar Retreat Center in Colorado Springs.

Lawlis, Roger
Roger Lawlis - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2010 - Roger Lawlis, 66, passed away Feb. 8, 2010. Roger was preceded in death by his father, Peter Benton Lawlis. He is survived by his mother, Mae; daughters, Lisa (Bennie) Molina and Samantha Smith; son, Patrick (Gloria) VanMeter; brothers, Ron (Mona) Lawlis and Leon Lawlis; numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.

Lawrence, Donald A.
Donald A. Lawrence - In Forum - December 15, 2010 - Donald A. Lawrence, Jamestown, N.D. died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at age 63 in Trinidad, Colo. Survivors: wife, Carol; two sons, Mark Lawrence, Jared (Amanda) Lawrence; daughter, Michelle (Jason) Metzger; two brothers, William (Lynn) Lawrence, George (Sharon) Lawrence; and four sisters, Jane (Milt) Ketterling, June (Merle) Nagel, Mary Lawrence, Patricia Lawrence. Services: Visitation will be Thursday from 1 to 6:30, with a prayer service at 6:30, in Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown. The funeral will be Friday at 11 in Temple Baptist Church, Jamestown. Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.

Lawrence, Stella
Stella Lawrence - Rocky Mountain News - January 12, 1888 - Trinidad Items - The remains of Stella Lawrence, the lady who died at the Southern hotel a few days since, were interred today. Her husband has not yet arrived, but another telegram was received yesterday stating that he would be in Trinidad today and made a request that the body be held until he arrived. The telegram came too late, as the funeral had already taken place.

Lawson, Alfred
Alfred Lawson - Pueblo Indicator - July 31, 1937 - Six Men In Auto Crash - Their Car Crashed Into A Large Truck Parked On The Roadside Without Tail Lights - Six well known Puebloans riding in an auto crashed head on into the rear of a large transportation truck 6 miles north of Walsenburg at 11 o' clock last Tuesday night, July 27, as they were on their way home from a fishing trip on the Gunnison and were coming back via San Luis Valley. Clarence Stokoe, post office employe, Athel Porter, a printer, and John Evans, a retired railroad man, met death almost instantly, and two others, E.A. Lawson and his father, Alfred Lawson, are reported to be in a very serious condition. Joe Schultz, of the Schultz Engraving Co., will recover, although he has a dislocated hip and a number of bruises. W.L. Simpson of Denver was driving the truck and says that he had gotten off to place warning flares when the oncoming car crashed against the rear end of the truck with horrific force. The Huerfano coroner was investigating the case. The injured were removed to a Walsenburg hospital and the dead to Pueblo mortuaries. It was one of the most disastrous of auto accidents. All the Puebloans were on their regular annual fishing trip at the time. Later: E.A. (Hick) Lawson, 40, driver of the ill-fated car, died Friday morning, and the father, Alfred Lawson, 65, is not expected to recover.

Lawson, E. A.
E. A. Lawson - Pueblo Indicator - July 31, 1937 - Six Men In Auto Crash - Their Car Crashed Into A Large Truck Parked On The Roadside Without Tail Lights - Six well known Puebloans riding in an auto crashed head on into the rear of a large transportation truck 6 miles north of Walsenburg at 11 o' clock last Tuesday night, July 27, as they were on their way home from a fishing trip on the Gunnison and were coming back via San Luis Valley. Clarence Stokoe, post office employe, Athel Porter, a printer, and John Evans, a retired railroad man, met death almost instantly, and two others, E.A. Lawson and his father, Alfred Lawson, are reported to be in a very serious condition. Joe Schultz, of the Schults Engraving Co., will recover, although he has a dislocated hip and a number of bruises. W.L. Simpson of Denver was driving the truck and says that he had gotten off to place warning flares when the oncoming car crashed against the rear end of the truck with horrific force. The Huerfano coroner was investigating the case. The injured were removed to a Walsenburg hospital and the dead to Pueblo mortuaries. It was one of the most disastrous of auto accidents. All the Puebloans were on their regular annual fishing trip at the time. Later: E.A. (Hick) Lawson, 40, driver of the ill-fated car, died Friday morning, and the father, Alfred Lawson, 65, is not expected to recover.

Lawson, Mary
Mary Lawson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 20, 2009 - Mary Lawson, 51, of Colorado Springs, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 12, 2009. She was preceded in death by her son, Kevin Byron Francis Jr.; parents, Fletcher and Willie Moore; grandmother, Mary Louise Roland; and mother-in-law, Dorothy Lawson. She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Reginald Lawson; children, Stephanie (Michael) Stanley and Chanel (Timothy) Pino; grandchild, M' Kiyah; siblings, Jimmy (Anna Faye) Taylor, Dorothy Chatman, Izola (James) Moody, Johnnie Mae (Harold) Goodrum, Fletcher Moore Jr., Willie Mae (O.C.) Singletary, Dolores (Marvin) Burnett Jr., Samuel Lee Moore, Shirley Ann Moore, Cleotha Miller, Larry (Sharon) Moore, Dale Wayne Moore, Freddie (Debbie) Moore, Minnie Lee Robbins and Kaye Yarbrough; numerous other relatives and friends. Mary loved her family dearly, but nothing was more important than her granddaughter. She will be missed for her sense of humor, wonderful voice and fantastic sweet potato pie. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Laxton, Larry
Larry Laxton - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 2012 - Larry Laxton, of Colorado Springs, passed away on June 6, 2012. Larry was born April 27, 1934, in Greenville, Texas, to parents, Harry Garfield Laxton and Velma (Slade). Larry is survived by his wife, Carole (Kimbrough); six children, 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Larry was a lifetime agent for the Farmers Insurance Group. Larry was enthusiastically involved in fast-pitch softball and was inducted into the Colorado Softball Hall of Fame in 1993. A service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, June 15, at the First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs. A reception will follow at the Elks Lodge, 3400 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to: Pikes Peak Hospice.

Lay, J. C. (Mrs.)
Mrs. J. C. Lay - Rocky Mountain News - May 28, 1884 - Pueblo Paragraphs - Yesterday afternoon at 3 o' clock Mrs. Lay, wife of Dr. J. C. Lay of this city, and mother of Dr. F. H. Lay, also of Pueblo, died at Canon City, whither she had gone with the hope that a change might improve her health, which had been quite poor for the three months last past.

Lazaro, Nellie Virginia
Nellie Virginia Lazaro - Pueblo Chieftain - August 5, 2010 - Nellie Virginia Lazaro, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away Aug. 2, 2010. Nellie was born on May 21, 1935, to the union of Feliciano and Luisa Ramirez. Nellie was preceded in death by her parents, Feliciano and Luisa; brothers, Benito Gomez, Antonio Gomez, Felix Ramirez; and sisters, Augustina Flores, Mary Medina, Lucille Carrero and Pilar Gomez. Survived by her loving husband, Francisco Alvaro; children, Patricia (Richard) Bustillos, Elizabeth Pagan, Rueben (Lauri Ann) Pagan, Juanita (Javier) Macias, Lillian (Ryan Abeyta) Lazaro; grandchildren, Desiree (Amrit) Gidda, Armando (Megan) Bustillos, Alexander (Cassie) Bustillos, Melissa Bustillos, Joshua Aguirre, Angelica (Daniel Gurule) Aguirre, Andrea Aguirre, Brittani Valdez, Brayton Rivera, Jayden Lazaro, Julissa Macias, Tyler Abeyta, Brandon Bernal, Natasha Bernal; great- grandchildren, Talen Bustillos, Gianna Mirshamsi, Nevaeh Montelongo, Santino Vigil, Teagen Bustillos, Isabella Mirshamsi, Anai Hernandez, Grayson Bustillos; siblings, Guadalupe (Margaret) Gomez, Petra Simental, Maria Louisa (Gabino) Granillo, Magdalena Gomez; special friends, Josephine Bustillos, Dolores Micchiche and all her friends at Total Long Term Care; her special ' son,'  Bryan Rivera; and numerous other family members and friends who Nellie held dear to her heart. The family would like to give a special thanks to all of our family and friends who have offered and given their support in this difficult time. We would also like to thank everyone at Liberty Dialysis, all the staff and participants at Total Long Term Care, staff at Seniors Inc. Home Care, her home care providers, Krista Velasquez and Bonnie Brear-Fish. We know Nellie is at peace; no more pain, weakness or suffering. She is now smiling down on all of us. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. today, Aug. 5, 2010. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6, 2010. Both services will be held at Mount Carmel Parish, 421 Clark St. Burial will take place at Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at the parish hall.

Lazarz, David Lawrence
David Lawrence Lazarz - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2007 - David Lawrence Lazarz, 65, of Colorado City, born Sept. 3, 1941, in Ludlow, Mass., was received into the arms of our Lord on Feb. 10, 2007. Preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Velma Lazarz; and his daughter, Michelle. He is survived by his loving wife, Denise Lazarz; son, Shawn (Susan) Lazarz; sister, Renee (Gary) Miller; brother, Carl Lazarz; nephew, Casey (Victoria) Edwards; niece, Dena Osborne; grandchildren, Sarah Wolfe, Chris Celli, Shayna Lazarz, Kayli and Jake Lazarz; great-grandson, Jaxon Wolfe; great-niece and -nephew, Tara and Spencer Osborne. David's passion was fly fishing and hunting. Few could match his skills in either sport. He will be sadly missed by so many. At David's request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers or gifts, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home.

Lazio, Noemi
Noemi Lazio - Pueblo Chieftain - February 5, 2012 - Noemi Lazio, 86. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Lazo, JoAnne
JoAnne Lazo - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 2009 - JoAnne Lazo, 66, departed this life surrounded by her family on Nov. 26, 2009, at St. Anthony Central Hospital in Denver, after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born Aug. 27, 1943, in Pueblo, Colo., to the union of Henry and Frances Lucero, who predeceased her. She married her high school sweetheart, Eddie R. Lazo, and had just celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. She graduated from Pueblo Central High and was the 1961 winter sports queen. She is survived by her loving husband, Eddie; her children, Edmund (Constance), Pamela and Jennifer; and three grandchildren, Jesyca, Dominic and Jacob Lazo, all from Arvada. Her siblings, William (Charlotte) Lucero, Arvada, Margaret (Louis) Luna, Pueblo, Betty (Roy) Abeyta, Pueblo, Eva Rodrigues, San Antonio, Rose (Truett) Holt, Pueblo, Henry (Kathy) Lucero, Elizabeth, Frances (Henry) Gonzales, Pueblo and Steve (Debra) Lucero, Pueblo. She also is survived by numerous godchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many other relatives and friends. Recitation of the Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, and Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m., Dec. 2, 2009; both services, St. Joseph Catholic Church in Blende, Colo. Final resting place at Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, Colo. There will be no viewing.

Lazo, Louis
Louis "Lou" Lazo - Pueblo Chieftain - November 8, 2009 - Louis "Lou" Lazo, 78, passed away Nov. 4, 2009. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph Oscar and Elinore (Hall) Lazo; and brother, Joseph Oscar Lazo Jr. Survived by wife of 54 years, Felicitas "Phyllis" Lazo; children, Linda Suzanne Meihaus (William), Louis Hall Lazo II (Kerry), and Gerald Lee Lazo (Peggy); grandchildren, Lt. Justin (Liz) Meihaus, Shannon, Shane and Nicholas Meihaus, Louis and Hannah Lazo, Victoria and Ethan Lazo; brothers, Theodore (Kathy) and Hector Lazo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Also survived by mother in-law, Helen Huerta; along with many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Lou was in the Army, Honor Guard from 1951to 1954. He was a member of the Steel City Kiwanis, through which Lou initiated the East- South Cannon Trophy. Lou was very active in his community serving on the Civil Service Commission for 20-plus years, Spanish Peaks Board, Boy Scouts Past Commissioner, Booster SCSC (USC) now known as CSU-Pueblo, and The Runyan Field Board. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Steel City Kiwanis, Our Lady of the Meadows or the Boy Scouts. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, Our Lady of the Meadows. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Lazo, Mary Jimenez
Mary Jimenez Lazo - Pueblo Chieftain - January 5, 2011 - Mary Jimenez Lazo, 69, entered into eternal life on Jan. 2, 2011, with her loving family surrounding her, after a short, but serious illness. She was born in Pueblo on Jan. 13, 1941, to the union of Felipe and Jesusita Jimenez. Mary attended Bessemer Elementary School, Keating Junior High School and graduated from Central High School. Mary was employed at the Klamm Shell Bar and Restaurant for 18 years. She was a member of the Eagles. She enjoyed singing and dancing, playing pool and following football in general. Her ' love of her life'  was her late husband, Jesus ' Pinon'  Lazo, who preceded her in death; along with her parents, Felipe and Jesusita Jimenez and Jesus and Nora Lazo; siblings, Sarah Santos Pena, Louie Jimenez, Lupe Jimenez and Tony Chavez. She is survived by her children, Matthew Lazo, John Lazo, of Denver, Colo., and Bridget Lazo Archambeault (Jason); grandchildren, Kenny Lazo, Jessica and Shelby Archambeault; siblings, Pete Jimenez (Lucy), Beatrice Cisneros (John), Linda Escobado (Arthur) and Rose Guerrero (Richard); also numerous family members and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Mary to the funeral home would be appreciated. Family and friends will be received at 625 Van Buren. At Mary' s request, there will be no public viewing. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass, 1 p.m. Friday, St. Joseph Catholic Church; Father William Gleeson as celebrant.

Lea, Lillie M.
Lillie M. Lea - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2012 - Lillie M. Lea, 1921-2012, 90, of Pueblo, passed away March 15, 2012. She was preceded in death by husband, John (1991); sister, Rosie Lea; and brothers, Ray, Fay and Robert Hamlin. Lillie is survived by son, Jack; daughter in-law, Brenda; granddaughter, Dana Brinegar; daughter, Lorena; and son-in law, Chuck Ballew; sister, Dorothy Calkum; nieces, Colleen Rancher and Cathy White; nephew, William Calkum; plus many grandnieces, grandnephews, family and friends. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. today, March 20, and service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2012, both at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Under the direction of Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Leach, David F.
David F. Leach - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2012 - David F. Leach, 69, passed away March 17, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Judy Leach; daughters, Shelley Leach, Wendy Kay Leach and Rebecca (Jason) Powell; grandchildren, David Shipley, Erin Marie Shipley, Julia Powell and Madison Powell; sister, Alma May (Rob) Henley; sisters-in-law, Virginia (Bill) Dickerson and Margaret Gray. He also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other family; and his good friend, Steve Port. David was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Laura Leach; brother, Duane Leach; brother-in-law, Lewis Gray; and parents-in-law, Dorothy and Jesse Gray. He served in the U.S. Army in the 82nd Airborne and retired from the Pueblo Police Department in June of 2000 after 33 years of service. David was a member of King of Kings Lutheran Church and was a 32nd degree Mason in the Silver State Lodge No. 95 and Southern Colorado Consistory. He loved taking care of his grandchildren and his property in Rye. He loved animals, woodworking, camping, traveling and spending time with his family. He was a wonderful and cherished husband, Daddy and Dad-Dad and his memory will be lovingly treasured. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, Crown of Life Lutheran Church in Pueblo West. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Colorado Special Olympics or PAWS for Life cat facility through the funeral home office.

Leach, Kurt O.
Kurt O. Leach - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 2004 - Kurt O. Leach passed away unexpectedly Oct. 12, 2004. Memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, at the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West, 434 S. Conquistador. Complete obituary on Friday.

Leahu, Ileana
Ileana Leahu - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 2012 - Ileana Leahu, 75, went to be with the Lord on June 6, 2012. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. today. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, both at Romero Chapel, San Luis. Interment, Mesita Cemetery, Mesita, Colo.

Leal, Elsie
Elsie Leal - Southwest Daily Times - June 7, 2006 - Elsie Leal, 68, died Sunday, June 4, 2006, at Southwest Medical Center. She was born June 1, 1938, to Joe and Juanita Gonzales in Trinidad, Colo. She married Ralph Lavato. She later married Aurelio Mares. She was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Liberal. She is survived by one son, Aurelio Meres and fiancΓ©e, Jennifer Dean, Liberal; five daughters, Elaine Salas and husband, George, Liberal, T. Rosalia Aguilar and husband, Porfirio, Liberal, Janine Lovato, Liberal, Julie Mares and husband, Chris Allen, Liberal, and Patricia Chapel and husband, Carl, Baxter Springs; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one brother, Ralph Leal and wife, Patty of Georgia; and one sister, Margaret Ramos, Los Angeles. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, two sisters and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall with Elder David Vartian presiding. Burial will be at Restlawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Miller Mortuary.

Leal, Jerry S.
Jerry S. Leal - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 2012 - Jerry S. Leal, 59, born July 5, 1952, in Salt Lake City, Utah; passed away April 17, 2012, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by father, Joe Leal Sr.; mother, Tilly Farnsworth. Survived by sons, Jeremy (Heather) Leal and children, Aaron (Tabitha) Leal and children; brother, Joe Leal Jr. (Pam); sisters, Carol (Ben) Price, Tammie Bond, Tracy Chrisler, Rachel Larson, Tanya Hall, Terri McRae; numerous nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts. Jerry was a graduate of Central High, Class of 1971, and a lived in Pueblo most of his life. Jerry loved to play pool and hang out with his friends at the Buffalo Tavern. Employed by the Colorado Department of Corrections, until an injury forced him to retire from a career he loved. Special note to all his friends at the Buffalo, thanks for being there through the good times and bad. Sincerely, the Leal family.

Leal, Theodore
Theodore Leal - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 2011 - Theodore Leal, 79, of Colorado City, passed away June 28, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pat and Rosa Leal; and older brother, Anthony. Ted is survived by his wife, Bea; and children, Roger (Marybeth), Patricia, Susan (Stan) and Gary (Kathy); also by seven grandchildren and one great-grandson. Born in Sugar City, Colo., Ted was a proud Marine and served in the Korean War. He was a devoted husband and father and loved being with his family. Cremation has taken place. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 1, at Saint Aloysius Catholic Church in Rye. A private burial service will be held at a later date.

Leals, John A. Sr.
John ' Tony'  A. Leals Sr. - Trinidad Times Independent - July 9, 2011 - John ' Tony'  A. Leals Sr. 79, went to heaven July 1, 2011. He was surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Denver May 29, 1932 to Pauline (Romero) and Maxilliano Leal. Tony was a retired railroad supervisor and Army veteran. He is survived by daughter Peggy, sons John Jr., Steve, Larry and James, and former wife Frances (Antonio) Roque. He is also survived by special friend Sarah MacDonald (Ken & Debra), numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and other relatives. Funeral Memorial Mass was Friday July 8, 2011, at Holy Trinity Church. Military honors to follow and will be conducted by Ft. Carson Honor Guard. Private inurnment to be held at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Leaneagh, Larry W.
Larry W. Leaneagh - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2010 - Larry W. Leaneagh, 81, passed away March 27, 2010. Survived by his wife, Ruth; children, Robert (Nina), Lorine Price, Leslie, Richard and Ronald; brother, Jerry (Joy); sister, Jan (Roy) Fausnaugh; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father, Wade Coons; mother, Arlouine Palmer; and adoptive father, Adelbert Leaneagh. Larry was born March 13, 1929, in Algona, Iowa. He was a mechanical engineer for Rockwell Graphics. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and bowling. Larry was a lifetime member of VFW, Sons of Norway and Full Gospel Businessmen' s Association. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, 2010, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Pastor Larry Johnson officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Sons of Norway through the funeral home.

Leaneagh, Ruth E.
Ruth E. Leaneagh - Pueblo Chieftain - November 1, 2010 - Ruth E. Leaneagh, 76, of Pueblo West, passed away at home on Oct. 28, 2010. Survived by her sister, Ann (Roger) Wright; five children, 14 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and cousin, Jay Colburn. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel. Interment at a later date. Memorials may be made to ALS through the funeral home.

Leasure, Jason Michael
Jason Michael Leasure - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 2012 - Jason Michael Leasure, 36, passed away Nov. 18, 2012. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Joyce Leasure; uncle, Tim Leasure; and niece, Karah Jaber. Survived by his parents, Karen Leasure and Richard Garduno; wife, Alisia; children, Donovan, Angelina, Donny, Angelito, Caleb and Davien; a sister, Jamie; and a brother, Jeff; grandparents, Esequiel and Loretta Garduno; uncles, Charles Leasure, Dan (Cathy) Leasure and David (Theresa) Garduno; aunts, Kathy Leasure, Val Dilley, Mary Leasure, Julie (Chris) Westerman, Debbie (Lolo) Kaber, and Esther (Rene) Gutierrez; mother-in-law, Pauline Ayala; numerous nieces, cousins, in-laws, other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 11a.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel.

Leasure, Joyce Marie
Joyce Marie "Joy" Leasure - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 2011 - Joyce Marie "Joy" Leasure, 78, passed away June 11, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Thane Leasure; brothers, Charles and Robert Fink; and grandson, Howard T. Leasure II. Survived by children, Valerie Dilley, Del Norte, Colo., Charles Leasure, Karen Leasure, Timothy (Kathy) Leasure and Mary Leasure, all of Pueblo, Daniel Lee (Cathy) Leasure of Greensboro, N.C., Julie Kristine (Christopher) Westerman, Alamosa, Colo.; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; brother, Leo Fink, Pueblo; and her cat, Sox. Joy was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary, and worked for the City of Pueblo for many years as a deputy municipal court clerk. She enjoyed playing cards, bowling, but most of all, loved spending time with her children and extended family. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, both at Imperial Funeral Home. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of choice. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Leasure, Timothy H.
Timothy H. Leasure - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 2012 - Timothy H. Leasure, 51, passed away March 23, 2012. Preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Joyce Leasure; and son, Howard T. Leasure. Survived by his wife, Kathy; children, Jennifer, Michael, Aaron, Jacob and Samuel Leasure; grandchildren, Dylan, Savannah and Haylee. Also survived by siblings, Valerie Dilley, Charles Leasure, Karen Leasure, Mary Leasure, Daniel (Cathy) Leasure and Julie (Chris) Westerman; in-laws, Lorraine Angster, Tina (Don) Angster, Richard (Alicia) Angster, George (Sarah) Angster; and lifelong friend, Mark (Susie) Jones; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Cremation, with a memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Chapel. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

LeBeau, Anita Joyce
Anita Joyce LeBeau - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 2012 - Anita Joyce LeBeau, 80, died early Tuesday morning, Nov. 13, 2012, at St. Mary- Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo, Colo. She was born April 23, 1932, in Lakin, Kan., to Sherm and Veva Cox. She attended school in Lakin, Kan., through high school. On Nov. 10, 1949, she was married to Rich LeBeau. Rich died June 22, 2007. They are survived by four children: Randy (Gwen) LeBeau of Amarillo, Texas; Michele (Tom) Cox of Pueblo West, Colo.; Jay (Mary) LeBeau of Edmond, Okla.; and Melody (Bob) Johansen of Denver, Colo. Joyce also has one surviving sister, MaryLu Dechant, Denver, Colo.; and a number of beloved grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Daryl and Charles Cox; a sister, Wilma Goulding; and a grandson, Matthew LeBeau. The memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. MST on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at the SonRise Church, 421 E. Spaulding Ave., Pueblo West, Colo. The family requests memorials for the purchase of bells for SonRise Bell Choir through the SonRise Church. A graveside ceremony of life and burial of the ashes of Joyce and Rich LeBeau in the Lakin, Kan., cemetery will be scheduled and announced in the spring of 2013. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Lechuga, Elvira
Elvira Lechuga - Trinidad Times Independent - July 14, 2009 - Elvira Lechuga, 80, died July 7, 2009. A Rosary will be held Tuesday, July 14 at Comi Funeral Home at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass on Wednesday, July 15 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at 10 a.m.

LeCompte, William Reynolds
William Reynolds Le Compte - Pueblo Chieftain - January 28, 2009 - William Reynolds Le Compte, 63, of Pueblo West, passed away on Jan. 24, 2009. Born on June 28, 1945, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Tom and Sara Le Compte. William is survived by his loving wife, Barbara "Bobbi" Le Compte; daughters, Andrea Bronnar, Rebecca Malacky, Jennifer Johnson and Gregan Lewis; brother, Dave Le Compte; and sisters-in-law, Donna Ferris Paulsen and Cindy Le Compte McMonigal. Cremation has taken place. Per Bill' s request, there will be no viewing. Memorial service will be held on Feb. 9, 2009, with location and time to be determined.

Lee, Brenda Diane
Brenda Diane Lee - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 2008 - Brenda Diane Lee passed away June 28, 2008 in Pueblo. Diane was born October 20, 1953 in Ozark, Alabama to Bernard Johnson and Mattie Ruth Johnson. She enjoyed people and her many friends made while working at Burger King and Popeye' s. She was a member of the F.O. Eagles #145 Auxiliary and enjoyed many crafts. Diane was preceded in death by her father Bernard and her stepfather Luther Tadlock. Her survivors include her husband Stephen, sons, Robert and Justin (Teelia), daughters, Melissa (Daniel) Gomez, and Crystal Lee, her mother Mattie Ruth Johnson, brother Stephen (Kim) Johnson, sister Kathy (Dick) Hinds, as well as her grandchildren Haley, Aubree, and Kingston and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Visitation will be held from Noon until 7 p.m. today at the Davis Mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 2008 in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Lee, Casey
Casey Lee - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 2011 - Casey Lee. Aug. 1982, to Nov. 29, 2010. Son of Judy Lee and nephew of Jack Lee. Celebration of Life for family and friends, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, Gold Dust Saloon, 217 S. Union. Great music and refreshments.

Lee, Donald Wayne
Donald Wayne Lee - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2012 - Donald Wayne Lee, 50, passed away March 22, 2012. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at Wesley United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Pueblo, Colo.

Lee, Drucilla June
Drucilla June Lee - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2008 - Drucilla June Lee passed away June 9, 2008 in Pueblo. She was born June 20, 1929 in Kansas City, MO. ' Dru'  was known as an accomplished homemaker who enjoyed sewing, knitting, crafts, reading, and baking her ' blue ribbon'  apple pie. We all enjoyed her hearty laugh and sense of humor. She will be sadly missed but fondly remembered. Dru was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Florence Webb and beloved son, David Lee. She is survived by her dedicated husband of 59 years, Wilbur C. ' Sparky'  Lee, loving daughter Linda (Jack) Krupka, her grandchildren, Ryan Bush, Breanne (Cullen) O' Brien, Karen (Cody) Jenschke, great-grandchildren Trista Bush, Liam and Caelyn O' Brien and her brother John (Shirley) Webb. Special thanks to Frontier Hospice for their excellent care. Cremation, Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, 2008 in the Davis Memorial Chapel. We send you off with a big hug into the arms of the Lord.

Lee, Edna Mae
Edna Mae Lee - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2009 - Edna Mae Lee passed away Jan. 19, 2009, at Life Care Center in Pueblo, Colo. She was born on July 19, 1917, in Bartley, Neb. Preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 52 years, Jim, in 1990; and her siblings, Elmo Moore, Vivian Simon and Delman Moore. Survived by her two daughters, Norma Jean (Jim) Shelton of Wyoming and Sandie (Don) Hawkins) of Pueblo; one granddaughter, one great-granddaughter, numerous nieces and nephews. Edna was responsible for starting the Rainbow Girls in Indianola, Neb. She was a member of the Eastern Star No. 144 of Bartley, Neb., and FOE No. 145 Eagles Auxiliary of Pueblo, Colo. Edna will lie in state at Lockenour-Jones Funeral Home in Cambridge, Neb. Private graveside service and interment, Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, Bartley Cemetery, Bartley, Neb.

Lee, Elsie
Elsie Lee - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2011 - Elsie Lee, 93, a resident of Pueblo, Colo., from 1956 to 2011. Elsie was born in Palestine, Texas, Nov. 20, 1917. She moved to Pueblo in 1956, and joined Claremont Seventh Day Adventist Church, until her death on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011. She retired from PAD in 1960, and became a foster parent and a homemaker. She was married to the late Charles Henry Lee Sr. Preceded in death by parents, Andrew Jackson and Etta Gatson; husband, Charles Lee; brothers A.B. Jackson, A.L. Jackson and Charles Jackson; and sister, Pinkie Williams. Survived by daughter, Mary Peters; grandson, Eric (Ayanaca) Peters; two great-grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews, family, friends and church family. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, with funeral service 10 a.m. Thursday; both at Imperial Funeral Home. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Imperial.

Lee, Mawrla R.
Mawrla R. Lee - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2010 - Mawrla R. Lee, 42, of Pueblo, passed away June 8, 2010. She was born Oct. 2, 1967, to Mawr "Richard" and Mary (Easton) Lee. She was preceded in death by her parents; and infant sister, Cynthia Ann Lee. Mawrla is survived by her siblings, Glenn (Angel) Lee of Alaska, Sue Ellen Lear, Charles (Tami) Lee, Donald (Feletcia) Lee, all of Pueblo, Sarah (Tim) Mascarenas of Texas; numerous nieces, nephews, special friends; and her beloved dog, Skylar. Mawrla had been employed by the State of Colorado Department of Corrections for over 16 years at the time of her death. She enjoyed spending time with Skylar and traveling. Above all, Mawrla loved spending time with her family and her many special friends, whom she also considered her family. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, June 12, Temple Baptist Church, 3030 Thatcher Ave. Family and friends will gather in Mawrla' s memory at the Sunset Inn, 2808 Thatcher Ave., following the reception at the church. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Donor Alliance, 720 S. Colorado Blvd., Ste. 800-N, Denver, CO, 80246.

Lee, Robert E.
Robert E. Lee - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 2009 - Robert E. Lee passed away on May 15, 2009. Preceded in death by son, Typone Lee; daughters, Elvira Lee and Barbara Ann Maxie. Survived by children, May Frances Simien of Pueblo, Colo., Elizabeth Lee of Ontria, Calif., Debbie Sue Williams of Pueblo, Colo., and Renee Fisher of Washington, D.C. Cremation has taken place. Private family service. Arrangements through Imperial Funeral Home.

Lee, Robert E.
Robert E. Lee - Trinidad Times - June 24, 2006 - Robert E. Lee, age 91, died June 12, 2006 in Trinidad, CO. Bob died peacefully in his sleep at Mt. San Rafael Hospital. Bob was born in Beaverfalls, PA, on February 26, 1915. He was the son of Charles and Mary Lee (Twadell). Bob moved to Trinidad when he was a boy. He was raised in Tolerburg and graduated from Trinidad High School in 1932. He married Dorothy Niccolli in 1941. He served his country in World War II as a member of the Army. He was proud of his time in the military service and talked of his involvement at the invasion of Normandy. He was an active and longtime member of the VFW, Knights of Columbus, and the Elks Lodge. He served the community of Trinidad as a meat cutter, grocery boy, chef, business owner, baker, and friend to many. Bob and his brother Ray opened and operated the famous Lee's Bar B Q in the mid 1940's. His most recent success is Bob and Earl's Cafe in Trinidad. He was in the restaurant business for six decades. Bob also loved to golf, travel, and dance. Most of all he loved his family. He was affectionately known by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren as "BEEPS" ;He will be remembered for his generosity and laughter. He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Dorothy and his parents and two brothers and two sisters. His is survived by his daughters Virginia (Dan) Chaussee, Bismarck, ND and Roberta (Charlie) Brown, of Trinidad, son-in-law and business partner Earl Hurley, two granddaughters Heather Litterell and Alicia Hurley, three grandsons Michael, Kevin and Bob Chaussee; ten great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Barbara Lee, special niece and nephew Kay (Chuck) Bazanele of Trinidad, along with many other nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his close friend of 16 years Florence Morgan and her family. His life will be celebrated on Saturday, June 17 at 11 a.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. The family may be reached at Bob's home, 615 West Topeka Ave in Trinidad. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Lee, Wilbur C.
Wilbur C. "Sparky" Lee - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 2011 - Wilbur C. "Sparky" Lee passed away quietly at home on Sept. 23, 2011. He was born May 27, 1929, in Shidler, Okla., and had lived in Pueblo since 1947. Sparky was an intelligent, kind, strong, soft-spoken man who loved his family, animals and nature. He was a member of Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all whose lives he touched. Sparky was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Helen Lee; his wife, Drucilla "Dru" Lee; and his son, David Lee. His survivors include his daughter, Linda (Jack) Krupka; his grandchildren, Ryan Bush, Breanne (Cullen) O' Brien and Karen (Cody) Jenschke; as well as 12 great-grandchildren. Special thanks to Parkview ER and 2S staff and to Frontier Hospice for providing exceptional care and comfort. Loving thanks to Andrea Shirley, RN, and dearest friends John and Leslie Atchinson. Cremation, Davis Crematory. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Chaplain Lynn White officiating and Masonic Memorial Rites provided by Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM.

Leech, Lynda D.
Lynda D. Leech - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2012 - Lynda D. Leech, 67. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Leech, Patricia Sarah
Patricia Sarah Leech - Santa Barbara News-Press - May 1, 2012 - The youngest of three children, Patricia was born February 16, 1943 in Trinidad, Colorado to Lazaro and Betty Gomez. Her father died before she was born. Thus several years later her mother moved the family to Nebraska to work in the Sioux Ordinance Depot near Sidney, Nebraska. Her mother then remarried, but died in childbirth, leaving "Patti" an orphan at age 11. Living with relatives in Nebraska or Colorado, she graduated from St. Patrick's High School in Sidney in 1961. For a number of years she worked in the Denver area at jobs including being an elevator operator in a department store, and then a secretary at the Opportunity School, an adult education resource. She then married and raised a family, but the marriage ended in divorce. These hardships led her to develop a deepening faith in God that she shared with others. It also gave her empathy for those facing difficulty, which she often expressed in practical ways. Returning to the labor force, Patti worked at the Christian Booksellers Association in Colorado Springs from 1982-1988 and then as the administrative assistant to a vice president at the Junior Achievement Headquarters from 1988 - 1990. Moving to Santa Barbara in late 1990, she served as the administrative assistant to the Provost of Westmont College, where in 1992 she received the Employee of the Year award. That year she also married Westmont professor, Jonathan Leech. Leaving Westmont in 1998, she went on to complete her college education at Antioch University, earning a BA in liberal studies with a creative writing emphasis in 2002. An active member of Shoreline Community Church, she later become the church secretary. A born storyteller, during this time she published a number of articles in various Christian periodicals. After retiring she became active in the Santa Barbara Women's Bible Study, both as a member and then as group leader. Recently she also joined the Fighting Back mentor program serving children at risk. During the past twenty years she became an avid world traveler, often in conjunction with her husband's professional activities. Patricia loved literature and belonged to the Inklings, a local book club named after the famous Oxford literary group. She loved music of many genres, including opera (often driving with her husband to the LA Opera), pop favorites of the 50s and 60s, guitar music (attending concerts of both the LA Guitar Quartet and the Gipsy Kings), and Christian music. An accomplished calligrapher, she also attended studio art classes, frequented art museums and collected (and sustained) potted plants. She enjoyed taking her little Italian greyhound Luna on walks, often introducing her to curious passers-by. Patti was a people-person who had way of putting those she met at ease. As a wife, mother and grandmother she was devoted to her family. Writer, gardener, storyteller, evangelist, friend, companion, wife, mother and supporter, Patricia touched so many lives. She loved the Lord, she loved life and she was a joy to be around. She had friends around the world. Full of optimism, she reached out to many in need, whether great or small. She worked tirelessly to further Christ's Kingdom. Patti died suddenly at Cottage Hospital on April 6 (Good Friday) after a short illness. Her memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, May 26, at 2 PM at Shoreline Community Church in Santa Barbara. Patti/Mom you brightened the world for us all. We miss you terribly. Patti is survived by her husband Jonathan; children Lisa Fine, Jude Augustine, Shannon Rubio, and Sarah Peplow; and grandchildren Tyler Fine, Sophie and Lulu Rubio; and Micah Peplow; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her memory to Shoreline Community Church.

Leek, Max E.
Max Leek - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 2009 - Max Leek's spirit soared into the universe on the afternoon of Dec. 8, 2009. He was my devoted husband and best friend for 59 years. Max was an artist who produced exciting paintings and beautiful, spiritual retablos. He was an artisan who carved wonderful duck decoys. He always said that his decoys were not as ducks are, but as they should be. He could build a new house or repair an old one and firmly believed that dedicated hard work was the answer to a lot of life's problems. He loved his home, his garden and his big black cat, "JoshBBCatt." He possessed a rapier wit and a wry, sometimes wicked sense of humor. He was an avid reader favoring poetry, history and biography and loved discussions on any of these subjects. He was in fact a latter-day philosopher with broad knowledge and an inquiring mind. Max was born Sept. 12, 1923, near Bronson, Kan., to the union of Ross Leek and Hazel West Leek, who preceded him in death. He served in the U.S. Army at Fort Lewis, Wash. He graduated from Wichita University with a degree in business economics which served him well and furthered his lifelong devotion to work. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne; one brother; three sisters; and a large extended family. He was a unique individual and will be grieved for and blessed by his friends and family. I know my life is changed forever and I also know Max will continue to watch over me, so I will not say goodbye. Go with God, Max. Love, light, many blessings and rainbows. Yvonne. At Max's request, no formal service. A celebration of Max's life will be held in the spring when his much loved garden is in bloom and the earth is fresh and green. An announcement with dates will be made at that time.

LeFebre, Daniel A. II
Daniel A. LeFebre II - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 2012 - Daniel A. LeFebre II, 36, of Pueblo, Sept. 9, 2012. Arrangements pending. Full notice Sunday.

LeFebre, Gilbert
Gilbert LeFebre - Pueblo Chieftain - May 5, 2013 - Gilbert LeFebre, age 78, passed away May 1, 2013. Gilbert was born in a log cabin in the mountains of Ocate, N.M. on Sept. 27, 1934. On horseback, the mail carrier arrived to town announcing the latest addition to the LeFebre family. The county clerk documented Sept. 28, 1934, forever sealing his birth certificate the day after he came into this world. Gilbert, the youngest of eight children, moved to Pueblo, Colo., when Gilbert was five years old. Growing up in Goat Hill with childhood friends, Joe Alarid and Ray Martinez, he made friendships that lasted a lifetime. At 18, he was adventurous and loved to travel. With the flip of a coin deciding his fate to travel East or West, Los Angeles, Calif. was where the toss led him. He had many talents as a business owner, carpenter, carver, artist and magician. During his lifetime and travels, Gilbert has enjoyed fishing, camping, oil painting, nature, and time spent with his children and grandchildren. Gilbert was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ruby (Sammon) LeFebre; two sisters, Sara and Mary; four brothers, Bob, Abe, Bill and Robert LeFebre. He is survived by his brother, Mervin LaFebre; sister, Edith Perez; childhood friends, Ray (Mary) Martinez; his wife, Christina LeFebre; and their children and spouses, Rita (Armando) Mendoza, Rudy (Debbie) LaFebre, Molly (Greg) McCommas, Vivian LaFebre, Lisa LaFebre, Gilbert LaFebre Jr., Diane (Chris) Anaya, Marlene (Glenn Sr. ' Dave' ) DeCarlo, Gerry LeFebre, Isaac (lsella) LeFebre, and Darlene Pendleton. Gilbert is also survived by his 36 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and numerous friends and family. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment Roselawn Cemetery.

LeFebre, Porfirio
Porfirio LeFebre - Pueblo Chieftain - January 4, 2009 - Porfirio LeFebre. Mass of Christian burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 2715 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs, Colo. Interment to follow, 2 p.m., Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pueblo, Colo. Arrangements under the direction of Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

LeFevre, Stephen
Stephen LeFevre - Denver Evening Post - November 24, 1898 - Deaths Not Reported - Friends of Insane at Pueblo Not Notified When They Die - Sheriff Fisher has returned from Pueblo, where he went in charge of Ethel Polkinghorn, who was committed to the asylum last week. An incident illustrating a peculiar, in fact an outrageous, condition of affairs in connection with asylum routine, occurred during the sheriff' s visit to the state institution. While the warden was making out a receipt for the new patient it occurred to Mr. Fisher to ask how Stephen Le Fevre was getting along. ' Oh, he' s doing nicely,'  said the warden, without looking up. After the receipt had been duly signed and handed to the Pitkin county sheriff, however, the warden remarked: ' Le Fevre, did you say? Wait a minute; I may have been mistaken in the name in answering your question.'  Turning to a bulky record the warden ejaculated: ' O, yes; I was mistaken. Stephen Le Fevre died on Nov. 8 (3?).'  It appears that there is no requirement of law which obligates the asylum authorities to notify anyone when a patient dies - not even the sheriff of the county from which they were sent. Thus, unless relatives or friends of patients committed to that institution keep posted through unofficial channels as to their condition, they may died and be buried without anybody outside the asylum walls being the wiser. Le Fevre was delivered over to the asylum authorities Oct. 25 and the record says he died Nov. 8, but little more than a week after his commitment. And it was only by accident that the fact of his death was learned over two weeks after it occurred. It would seem that here is a matter that requires legislative attention. - Aspen Tribune.

Leffler, Anna L.
Anna L. Leffler - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 2009 - Anna L. Leffler, 85, on May 24, 2009, went to join her loving husband of 60 years, Robert. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2009, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, May 29, 2009, both at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Arrangements through T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Lefler, Dusk
Dusk "Dusty" Lefler - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 2011 - Dusk "Dusty" Lefler, 55, of Pueblo, passed away July 8, 2011. Service will be held at a later date.

Leger, Amadeo
Amadeo Leger - Pueblo Chieftain - November 3, 2009 - Amadeo Leger, 84, passed away Nov. 2, 2009. Preceded by his wife, Juanita Leger. Survived by children, Janette (Trent) Thomas, Christopher (Corrine) Leger, Joseph Leger; numerous grandchildren; sister, Mary (Richard) Macias. Amadeo retired from School District 60 in food service delivery and worked at the Colorado State Fair. He loved working with kids and volunteered as a foster grandparent for many years through SRDA. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, both services at St. Anne Catholic Church. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Leggett, Mildred
Mildred Denise Leggett - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2013 - Mildred Denise Leggett, 59, passed away Dec. 30, 2012, a longtime Pueblo resident. She was born July 30, 1953, in Fayetteville, N.C., to Clarence and Mildred Leggett Sr. Both preceded her in death. She was a chef and excellent cook. She loved to make people laugh. She had an exceptional personality. Mildred is survived by her sister, Iris Leggett; brothers, Clarence, Bruce, and Kenneth Leggett. At her request, cremation in Angelus Crematorium. Service and burial in Riverside, Calif.

Lehew, Riley C. Jr.
Riley C. Lehew Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 3, 2012 - Riley C. Lehew Jr., 61. Services will be held at 10 a.m. today, March 3, 2012, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1145 S. Aspen Road on the Mesa. Reception will follow at Mama' s Italian Kitchen, formerly Rosario' s, on Elizabeth Street.

Lehr, Walter
Walter Lehr - Greeley Tribune - April 17, 2008 - Walter Lehr was born to Peter and Barbara (Manweiler) Lehr in Denver. At a young age, he moved with his family to the Gill area. He graduated from Gill High School in 1941. Mr. Lehr entered the Navy on Feb. 12, 1943, and served during World War II Korean Conflict and the Vietnam Campaign. He received many awards for his service. He held the rank of chief quartermaster at the time of his retirement Oct. 1, 1972. Mr. Lehr lived in Palm Springs, Calif., until moving to Colorado in 2005. He died Tuesday at North Colorado Medical Center, Greeley. Survivors: A son, Jeffrey Lehr of New Mexico; a sister, Rose Bauer of Loveland; a brother and his wife, Robert and Harriet Lehr of Greeley; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by: His parents and two sisters, Lydia Busch and Helen Fink. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Linn Grove Cemetery, Greeley. Notes: Memorial gifts may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in care of Moser Funeral Service, 3501 S. 11th Ave., Evans, CO 80620.

Leighton, Jesse
Jesse Leighton - Pueblo Indicator - January 30, 1932 - Pueblo - Jesse Leighton, who had been an inmate of the State Hospital here for forty-eight years, is dead. He had lived at the hospital longer than any other person. Leighton was brought to the hospital in 1884 (1881?), when he was 12 years old, from Gilpin county. He was the twenty-ninth patient received.

Leighty, Teddy Dean
Teddy Dean Leighty - Pueblo Chieftain - October 8, 2010 - Teddy Dean Leighty, 85, of 531 McAfee Ave., Las Animas, Colo., died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at his home. He is survived by wife, Mary, of the Las Animas home; three children, Dennis Leighty of Ulysses, Kan., Joyce Silva of Rio Rancho, N.M., and Dale (Verna) Leighty of Las Animas, Colo.; five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at First Baptist Church in Las Animas, Colo.

Leithead, Mary
Mary Leithead - Pueblo Indicator - October 27, 1928 - Mrs. Mary Leithead, a resident of Pueblo since 1871, passed away at her home, 1113 East Orman avenue, Wednesday, Oct. 24. She is survived by a son, Robert Leithead, and a granddaughter, both of Los Angeles; a grandson, Ross Leithead, and a great-grandson, at the family home. She was a quiet unassuming woman and highly esteemed by all who knew her. The funeral was held at 3:30 Friday afternoon.

Lekic, Harold John
Harold John Lekic - Trinidad Times Independent - July 13, 2012 - Harold John Lekic, 83, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, in Butte, Mt. Harold was born in Trinidad to John and Eva Lekic and was raised alongside his brother, Larry, in the coal mining communities of Southern Colorado. As a teenager at Aguilar High School, Harold played football, basketball and the saxophone in a local jazz combo, The King Swingsters. He graduated high school in 1947 and pursued an engineering degree at the University of Denver. He worked part-time for Safeway Stores Inc. and then enlisted in the Air National Guard. During this period, he met the love of his life and his future bride, Mary Marmino. Following his military service, Harold returned to Safeway, where he discovered a talent for customer service and a particular love of food and food marketing. He worked in a variety of management positions for the grocery company for 40 years. Harold was a loving husband, father and grandfather who had a determined spirit and an immense sense of loyalty, duty and charity. He was a self-taught carpenter who perpetually worked on home-improvement projects. In his later years, Harold became a practiced gardener, which dovetailed with his love of cooking and sharing of food. Harold remained an ardent supporter of the Denver Broncos through all their breathtaking highs and devastating lows. He was endlessly willing to help family, friends and the community, whether it was a project at one of his children' s homes of supporting the local soup kitchen or his church. Known as a consummate jokester, he loved to keep people entertained. Harold is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary, and his five children: Denise (Tom) Lindly of Springfield, Ore.; Mark (Julie) Lekic of Orem, Utah; Stephanie (Tim) Hahn of Butte, Mt., Michael (Teri) Lekic of Denver; and Mary Kay (Simon) Thornton of Warrenton, Va. He is also survived by nine grandchildren. Harold' s wish was that those who choose donate to any local food bank or charity in his memory. Visit LifeWeShare.com/Lekic-Memorial to view photos, sign a guestbook and find information about a celebration of life to be held at a later date in Denver.

Leming, Robert E. Jr.
Robert E. Leming, Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 2010 - Robert E. Leming, Jr., 60, passed away Jan. 14, 2010. He is predeceased by parents, Robert E. Leming, Sr., and Lucy E. Leming-Chaney. Survived by children, Elizabeth and Sara Leming; Grandchildren, Sierra and Kyra Wagner; brother, Carson (Dorothy) Leming; sisters, Norma (Ben) Lopez and Sandra Leming; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Robert served in the US Army in Vietnam and Germany, and was a member of the VFW in Boone. Private family service. Donations in his memory may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Lemons, Michael Charles
Michael Charles Lemons - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 2009 - Michael Charles Lemons, 39, of Pueblo West, passed away Oct. 26, 2009. Survived by his parents, Art and Sally Lemons; and family. He also leaves behind his best friends, Fred Diblasio, Tabatha Wilburn and Mike Townsend. Mike was a wonderful son and a loyal friend. Mike will be so missed! Cremation, no service planned.

Lemos, Catherine J.
Catherine J. Lemos - Las Vegas Review-Journal - March 10, 2007 - Catherine J. Lemos, 87, of North Las Vegas, went to be with the Lord March 7, 2007. Born Nov. 25, 1919, in Trinidad, Colo., and resided in Nevada for 72 years. She was a homemaker. Catherine enjoyed crossword puzzles, embroidering and cooking. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francisco; sons, Joe and Frank Jr.; and daughter, Lila Henry. She is survived by her sister, Delia Vasquez; daughters, Aurora Pollard, Esther Lopez, Frances (Alfredo) Carbajal, Dorothy (Chacho) Keatley, Linda (Jesse) Solorio, Lucy Lemos, Rosie Lemos, Connie Lemos and Maxine (Al) Christman; her sons, Lorenzo Lemos, Charlie (Margie) Lemos, Rudy Lemos and Johnny (Michaela) Lemos; and numerous grandchildren. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. May God Bless Her. We love you Nana. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Monday, March 12, with funeral services to follow, both at Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North. She will be laid to rest at Bunkers Eden Vale, 1216 Las Vegas Blvd. North.

Lennon, Charles Phillip Jr.
Charles Phillip "Skip" Lennon Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 7, 2009 - Charles Phillip "Skip" Lennon Jr., 76, passed away June 4, 2009 surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Anna Marie (Gradisar) Lennon; children, Letitia Lennon of Denver, Deanna Lennon of Pueblo, Shawna (Edward) Sanchez of Flagstaff, Ariz., Michael (Christina) Lennon of Frisco, Texas, and Kathleen (Jeffrey) Giordano of Pueblo West; grandchildren, Travis (Rhonda) Garcia, Melissa Garcia, Michael Mestas, Cicely (Joshua) Lewis, Jessica (Brendan) Cabral, Elizabeth Sanchez, Samantha Sanchez, Gus Sanchez, Drew Lennon and Joseph Giordano; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Dennis (Barbara) Lennon of Greenwich, R.I.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Marge Gradisar, Lila Gradisar, Gabe (Marylou) Gradisar, Ramona Gradisar, Fran Gradisar and Jane Gradisar; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Chuck was born May 12, 1933, in Pawtucket, R.I., to Charles and Helen Lennon, who preceded him in death. He served two years in the U.S. Army and retired from Wilcoxson-Buick as a salesman. He enjoyed being with his family, traveling, baseball, and the ocean. A special thank you to Nancy Wimber and the Sangre de Cristo Hospice caregivers, especially Wanda and Betty. Cremation upon request. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 9, 2009, St. Frances Xavier, 611 Logan Ave, with the Rev. Father Uju Okeahialam as celebrant. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Lento, Louis
Louis Lento - Rocky Mountain News - May 15, 1897 - The Pueblo Killing - It Appears to Have Been a Cold-Blooded Murder - Pueblo, Colo., May 14 - Coroner Gale impaneled a jury today to investigate the killing of Louis Lento by Joe Greco last night. Quite a number of witnesses were examined and the testimony seems to indicate that the affair was a cold blooded murder. The two men had a disagreement in the house during which Greco is said to have struck Lento the first time. In the melee that followed Greco received the three flesh wounds in various parts of his body. Greco then followed Lento into the yard and came up behind him and deliberately struck him two blows with the edge of an ax, splitting his skull, and killing him instantly. Greco nearly killed a man named Rafael Gardillo, an Italian saloon keeper at 11 o' clock Christmas night in 1892. Greco and Cardillo had some difficulty and Greco came up behind and struck Cardillo with a razor, nearly severing his head from his shoulders. It was only by the most careful attention that Cardillo' s life was saved. Greco was given two years in the penitentiary for this attempt. His wounds are not dangerous and it is thought that he will be able to appear for trial in about ten days. Rocky Mountain News - May 30, 1897 - Joe Greco' s Plea - Pueblo, Colo., May 29 - Judge Dixon began in the district court to-day the hearing of the testimony in the case of the people vs. Joe Greco who pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the killing of Louis Lento on May 13. Greco took the stand and admitted that he killed Lento, striking him with an ax, but declared he was in a dazed condition and does not remember the circumstances of the killing. Sentence will not be pronounced until Tuesday or Wednesday.

Lenz, Robert Wayne
Robert Wayne Lenz - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 2012 - Robert Wayne Lenz, 78, passed away Oct. 5, 2012. Survived by his wife of 45 years, Norajean Lenz; children, Bobby (Penny) Lenz of Oklahoma, Linda Lenz of Maine, Michael Lenz of Hawaii, Timothy (Tammy) Lenz of Forest Hills, Calif., Bruce (Michelle) Lenz of Pueblo and Valarie (Rick) Kramer of Pueblo; stepchildren, Jolene (Joe) Garcia of Pueblo and Dale R. Downey of Aurora; siblings, Caroline Pijanowski, Dorothy Micher and Edward Lenz; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by two children and numerous siblings. Robert was born June 21, 1934, in Dodge City, Kan. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and worked as a school bus driver. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Service, 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at Saddle Back Community Club House, 5000 Red Creek Springs Road.

Lenzini, Charlotte Elizabeth
Charlotte Elizabeth (Liselotte Seewald) Lenzini - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2013 - Charlotte Elizabeth (Liselotte Seewald) Lenzini, 86, passed away Feb. 12, 2013. A true lady of grace and compassion, she lived with integrity and loved her family and many friends ardently. We will miss our sweet Oma and her indomitable spirit. She is survived by her husband, Mario; children, Robert (Shirley) Muniz, Christine (Steve) Jelinek, Randy (Barbara) Muniz, Tanya (Leon) Bayha; stepdaughter, Carla Lenzini; nine grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren. The family thanks Sangre de Cristo Hospice and caregivers, Anita, Hope, Lyn and Dottie. A rosary is scheduled from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Holy Family Catholic Church. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Holy Family Catholic Church with a reception to follow. Donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the Alzheimer' s Association.

Lenzini, Joseph Albert
Joseph Albert Lenzini - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2008 - Joseph Albert Lenzini, 82, longtime Monte Vista resident, passed away March 6, 2008, in Denver. Al was born in Walsenburg, Colo., on Dec. 24, 1925, to Joseph and Mary Lenzini. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Phyllis Lenzini of the family home; his children, LaRee (Jim) Bearss of Monte Vista, Peggy Jo Lenzini-Pepper of Monte Vista, Don Lenzini of Denver and Stephanie Lenzini of Del Norte. Visitation, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2008, followed by Rosary service, 7 p.m. Tuesday; both at Rogers Family Mortuary, Monte Vista. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2008, Valley Church of the Nazarene, Monte Vista. Cremation will follow service. Contributions are suggested to the Joseph A. Lenzini Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home office.

Lenzini, Michael
Michael Lenzini - Pueblo Indicator - May 9, 1914 - Pueblo - Strike Victim Dies - Michael Lenzini, who was wounded in his store at Walsenburg by a stray bullet during the fight between the strikers and mine guards, died here. Lenzini was shot through the stomach.

Lenzotti, Norma T.
Norma T. Lenzotti - Huerfano Journal - November 11, 2010 - Norma T. Lenzotti, 7-26-1926 ~ 10-29-2010 - Norma T. Lenzotti, 84, of Walsenburg, passed away on October 29, 2010 in Northglenn, CO. Norma was born on July 26, 1922 in Walsenburg, CO to Mose and Bebe Daher. Norma married Louie Lenzotti on April 12, 1964. She was retired from the Department of Social Services. She was a member of St. Mary Church. Her greatest enjoyment was her family, and she loved spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Bebe (Mark) Orrino of Thornton, CO and Louis (Kathy) Lenzotti of Trinidad, CO; sister, Beverly (Richard) Harriman; grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Louie Lenzotti; parents, Mose and Bebe Daher; brothers, Alfred (Buddy) Daher and Daniel Daher. Services were at St. Mary Church; Rosary, 1 pm, Wednesday, November 3, 2010, recited by Miriam Joseph. Funeral Mass, 1:30 pm, Wednesday, November 3, 2010, with Fr. Martin Frias officiating. Cremation, Sangre de Cristo Crematory, Canon City, CO. Donations can be made in her name to the Senior Outreach Program and St. Mary Church of Walsenburg.

Leon, Antonio Cesar Ricardo
Antonio Cesar Ricardo Leon - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 2009 - Antonio Cesar Ricardo Leon. Precious son born to Nina Leon on June 16, 2009; went to heaven to his Savior, our Lord Jesus Christ, the same day to be part of the angels. Survived by mother, Nina Leon; grandparents, Ezequiel and Angeline Leon; aunts and uncles, Christa, Ezequiel (Melissa), Ricardo Leon; and numerous family members and friends. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 22, 2009, at Roselawn Chapel, 1706 Roselawn Road. Deacon Edward Riccillo officiating.

Leona Ranson
Leona Nelson Ranson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2013 - Leona Nelson Ranson passed away in Greeley, Colo., on Jan. 13, 2013. A native of Canon City, (Walter and Grace (Elrod) Nelson), Leona married Kenneth John Ranson in 1946. He preceded her in death in 1998. She also was preceded by her parents; siblings, Willis, Martha (Stringer) and Jane (Kirkwood/Peterson). She is survived by her children, Karol (Wayne Hale) of Yoder, Kenneth Jon (Joanne) of Maryland, Janice Ranson (Richard Halbert) of Greeley; seven grandchildren, two great-granddaughters and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements are pending through Allnutt Funeral Service-Macy Chapel, www.allnutt.com

Leonard, Elva M.
Elva M. Leonard - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2013 - Elva M. Leonard, 84, born May 28, 1928, in Pueblo, passed away Feb. 13, 2013. Preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Carl R. Leonard; mother, Elva M. Harford; brother, Charles Harford; sister, Elaine Clark; and son-in-law, Earl Hinkle. Survived by her children, Patrick (Ruby) Leonard, Janet Hinkle and Michael (Jeri) Leonard; grandchildren, Shawn, Ray, Tommy, Jeff, Brad, Jeremie, Coleen and Jon; 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. At the family' s request, no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Funeral service. 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Please wear bright colors. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.

Leonard, Mary Margaret
Mary Margaret Leonard - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 2012 - M. Margaret Leonard, 90, passed away on April 19, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Christine Carlson; and husband, George Leonard. Margaret is survived by her son, Michael (Mandy) Leonard; grandchildren, Joe (Ashley) Lathem of Muncie, Ind., Allison, Michelle and Ashley Leonard, all of Pueblo, Jacob Lathem, U.S. Army; and great-grandchild, Jayce Lathem; sisters, Dorothy (Bob) Gerard of South Bend, Ind., and Emily (Gary) Knafelc of Green Bay, Wis. She worked in the collection department at Sears until her retirement. Special thank you to Dr. Chris Smith and her special angels, Tonya Castillo and Rhonda Espinoza, for caring for Margaret in her later years. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, April 23, 2012, Sacred Heart Cathedral. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Leonardelli, Hazel Mae
Hazel Mae Leonardelli - Pueblo Chieftain - May 7, 2009 - Hazel Mae Leonardelli passed away May 2, 2009, in Pueblo. Hazel was born Dec 6, 1922, in Lubbock, Texas. She went to school in Oklahoma and attended college in New York. After college she spent six years as a missionary in Peru, South America. While there, she married Oscar Trisollini. They had one child, Leo Kim Trisollini. After Oscar' s death, she returned to Texas and worked in private language schools teaching both English and Spanish. She spent 13 years as a home office insurance underwriter in both Dallas and Austin, Texas. She married Ed Leonardelli in 1971. For more than 30 years she had been in direct sales with Mary Kay Cosmetics, serving as a director for many years in Pueblo, Colo. She was preceded in death by both husbands, Oscar and Ed. Mrs. Leonardelli is survived by her son, Leo (Marie) Trisollini of Camden, Ark.; grandson, Geoffrey Trisollini of Camden, Ark.; granddaughter, Danilia Trisollini Carson of Conway, Ark.; her sister, Ruth Lord of Las Cruces, N.M., daughter-in-law, Thelma (Jacob) Zacharias of Pueblo; and eight step-grandchildren. At her request, there will be no memorial service following cremation. The family requests that donations to the Alzheimer' s Association be made in lieu of flowers.

Leonelli, Viginia J.
Viginia J. Leonelli - T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home - October 6, 2012 - Viginia J. Leonelli, June 9, 1934 - October 5, 2012.

Lepich, James Franklin Sr.
James Franklin Lepich Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 2011 - James Franklin Lepich Sr., of Las Animas, Colo., passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, in Bloomfield, N.M. Visitation will be 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. Funeral service, 10 a.m. also Thursday, both at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel, 1706 Roselawn Road, Pueblo, CO, 81006. Interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to IGW Pediatric Cancer Foundation, 56371 US HWY 64, Farmington, NM, 87401 or ourlaboroflove.org.

Lepik, Joseph P.
Joseph P. Lepik - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2009 - Joseph P. Lepik passed away Nov. 9, 2009, in Pueblo. Joseph was born July 14, 1941, in Pueblo, one of eight children, to Albert and Rosemond Lepik. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Steve and Albert Jr. His survivors include two brothers, George and Kenny; three sisters, Evelyn, Vera and Debra; and numerous nieces and nephews, including Christine (Justin) Pence and Jeremy (Cedar) Mohorcich; and great-nieces and -nephews. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, in the Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Steve Pence officiating.

LePlatt, Shirley Marie
Shirley Marie LePlatt - Trinidad Times Independent - February 3, 2012 - Shirley Marie LePlatt, 90, died Jan. 27, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 15, 1921, in Hicks to Flora (Mulluaghney) Ellis and Harry S. Ellis. She attended Aguilar schools, East Street School and graduated in 1939 from the old Trinidad High School. She was united in marriage Nov. 18, 1939, to Harry LeRoy LePlatt in Raton, N.M. The couple was happily married for 72 years on a foundation of honesty and mutual respect. In their later years, Shirley and LeRoy founded a cattle ranch and goat dairy. The business became their pastime and they were inseparable as they worked the cattle side by side each day. Shirley was an expert horsewoman and rode beside LeRoy in the Trinidad Roundup Labor Day Parade during America's bicentennial year. The couple won the coveted bicentennial riders trophy that year. In 2003, Shirley and LeRoy were named grand marshal and silver queen of the round-up parade and rodeo. Shirley's hobbies included crochet work, hunting for arrowheads and tending her garden and flowers. One of her favorite activities was cooking for her children and grandchildren every New Year's Day, a cherished family tradition. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Harry S. and Flora M. Ellis; her brother, Dan Ellis; her sister, Vi (Paul) Riggs; and her brothers- and sisters-in-law: Elmer LePlatt, Gene (Lucille) Day and Earl (Pauline) Sullivan. Shirley is survived by her husband, LeRoy LePlatt; her daughter, Gloria (Frank) Sciacca, of Ludlow; her son, Jim (JoAnn) LePlatt, of Trinidad; her son, Bob (Jacquie) LePlatt, of Sarcillo; her daughter, Sally (Gary) Waller of Aguilar; 10 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; her brother, Pat (Audrey) Ellis, of Grand Junction; sister-in-law, Bernice LePlatt, of Sarcillo; and numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation was 3-7 p.m. Jan. 31 followed by a 10 a.m. Feb. 1 service at Comi Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Louise Nelson officiating. Interment followed at Masonic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were Frank Sciacca, Ken Sciacca, Gary Waller, Jim Chongway, Cliff Santistevan, Dave Bachicha, Eric Sobel and Pat Ellis. Active pallbearers were Jack Sciacca, Nick Sciacca, Rick Sciacca, Jerry LePlatt, Keith Waller and Seth Sciacca. Persons wishing to do so may contribute in Shirley's name to Michael J. Fox Research Foundation for Parkinson's Disease, Church Street Station, PO Box 780, New York, N.Y. 10008-0780. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Lerma, Mary E.
Mary E. Lerma - Imperial Funeral Home - March 26, 2013 - Mary E. Lerma, June 10, 1919 - March 22, 2013.

LeSage, Josephine H.
Josephine ' Jo'  H. LeSage - Pueblo Chieftain - August 3, 2012 - Josephine ' Jo'  H. LeSage, 84, of Pueblo, passed away on July 12, 2012. Born July 3, 1928, in Denver, Jo moved to Pueblo with her husband, Richard W. LeSage, in 1952. She spent many enjoyable years working on the McClelland Library bookmobile that served the schools in District 70. She liked to reminisce about the children who came regularly to the bookmobile. Several of these children grew up to be her lifelong friends. She later dedicated many years of her life to working with the developmentally disabled. Again, she made and treasured many new friends. Jo loved Pueblo, her house, her garden and her dogs. Eating out with friends and family was one of her favorite activities. But, most of all, she loved people. She never knew a stranger, and she always was ready to help those in need. She had a positive outlook on life, and she could make the best of any situation. The following words embody her optimism and hold a message for the family and friends she left behind: ' Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.'  ' ” Dr. Seuss. A memorial service celebrating Jo' s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 228 W. Evans Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to PAWS for Life, 800 N. Pueblo Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81003.

Lessar, Barbara Jean
Barbara Jean Lessar - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 2009 - Barbara Jean Lessar, 48, Walsenburg, Dec. 17. Boies-Ortega, Walsenburg.

Lessar, Lucille C.
Lucille C. Lessar - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 2010 - Lucille C. Lessar, 83, passed away Oct. 18, 2010. Survived by her beloved husband, Harry R. Lessar; children, Harry (Judy) Lessar Jr. of Virginia Beach, Va., Ken Lessar and Brian (Belinda) Lessar, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Shane, Bridgett, Joshua, Trent and Michelle Lessar; four great-grandchildren; three sisters; one brother; numerous nieces and nephews. Lucille was born Dec. 13, 1926, in Ludlow, Colo., and was a longtime Pueblo resident. Lucille married Harry on Dec. 21, 1948, in Walsenburg. Their life together was a true love story. Lucille was also a wonderful mother and nanny. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Service, 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Deacon Jake Arellano officiating.

Lett, Billie Joe
Billie ' Bill'  Joe Lett - Pueblo Chieftain - September 6, 2009 - Billie ' Bill'  Joe Lett, 82, born Aug. 14, 1927, in Snyder, Okla., passed away in Aurora, Colo., on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009. He was the youngest of 12 children and was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Ada (Meltabarger) Lett; brothers, Roy, Russell and Vernon Lett; and by sisters, Viola Miller, Willie Watson, Florena Holsey, Ruth Emmons, Gertrude Redmon, Bertie Wilson and Freda DeShazo. He is survived and will be sadly missed by his wife of 56 years, Clara Oneda (Rutherford) Lett; brother, Herman (Bernice) Lett; children, Anita Jo (Edward) Wilmot and Billie L. Lett (Paul Wren); grandchildren, Eric Lee Wilmot and Juanita Jo Wilmot; great-grandchildren, Jadine C. Wilmot-Diaz, Sherry Lee Wilmot, Jesse Dean Wilmot and Samantha K. Ann Wilmot; and numerous nieces and nephews including, Aretha (George) Bower, Leroy (Ileta) Lett and Avis (David) Wagner. Mr. Lett was a resident of Pueblo, Colo., from 1952 through 2006. He worked at the Pueblo Army Depot for many years, retiring in 1973. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, taking long walks, oil painting and gardening. A veteran of the U. S. Army and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, he was very proud of his service. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, Olinger Hampden Mortuary, 8600 E. Hampden Ave., Denver. Burial and graveside service will be held in Pueblo the following day at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at Imperial Memorial Gardens, 5450 W. State Highway 78. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Disabled American Veterans.

Leuchte, Johanna
Johanna "Oma" Leuchte - Trinidad Times Independent - April 18, 2013 - Johanna "Oma" Leuchte, 96, passed away at the home of her granddaughter Monique, who loving cared for her for the last three years. She is survived by daughter-in-law Flo Mestas of Aguilar, granddaughters Nicole, Sherie and Monique, five great-grandchildren and her beloved and greatest companion, her little tea cup poodle Anne. Oma will be cremated and laid to rest at the Mestas Ranch in Gulnare, along with her husband Ernest Leuchte at a later date at which time her family and friends will celebrate her life. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Levstik, Robert Henry
Robert Henry Levstik - Pueblo Chieftain - January 1, 2012 - Robert Henry Levstik, 62, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Dec. 27, 2011. Preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Margarite Levstik. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his daughters, Nicole (Daniel) Montez and Jessica (Daniel) Hutchison; granddaughters, Alexandra and Isabella Montez. Robert earned two degrees in civil engineering and geology. He had a 13-year career as a science teacher in Baltimore County and taught two years in Academy District No. 20 in Colorado Springs. Later, he was a civil engineer for Dwire in Colorado Springs. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. A private family inurnment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made in the name of his granddaughter, Alexandra Montez, to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 1355 S. Colorado Blvd., No. 200, Denver, CO 80222-3313.

Levy, Anna J.
Ann Levy - Huerfano Journal - March 14, 2013 - Ann Levy, 86, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 1, 2013, after a lengthy illness. Born in Los Angeles, California on June 29, 1926, to Ben Stine and Mildred Priddy Stine, Ann and her parents moved to Dallas, Texas when Ann was two. She spent her childhood loving to entertain in many costumed dance recitals, as well as playing piano and singing at music performances. Her senior year of high school, she moved to the Priddy home in Pierce, Colorado and graduated from Pierce High School in 1943. Ann then enrolled as a music major in the education department at Colorado Teacher's College in Greeley (the current University of Northern Colorado). She enjoyed sorority life, dorm living and singing with local college dance bands, where she met her future husband, musician Ralph Levy, who also performed as a lead sax player in the bands. She graduated on June 4, 1947, with a bachelor's degree in music education and on the following day, she and Ralph became husband and wife. Their first daughter, Suellen, was born in 1948, in Greeley, where Ralph was completing his Master's Degree in music education. Soon after the family moved to Portland, Oregon for one year, then continued their married life in Ralph's hometown of Walsenburg, Colorado. After the births of daughter Cherilyn in 1950 and son Brent in 1953, Ann joined Ralph at Huerfano County High School, where she taught English and vocal music and Ralph was the band director. Ann loved her teaching at H.C.H.S. Her English students were state winners in essay and poetry contests and her high school choirs took honors at competitions and sang for the 50th graduating class of the school. Walsenburg was a thriving, aspiring community in the 1950s, and Ann was very involved in the many civic, social and performing opportunities her husband's hometown offered. She enjoyed the fellowship at the Community Church through the Coffee and Roll Club. She was a dedicated choir member and was often a featured soloist. Friendships were formed through the Le Neuf Club and dinner parties. Her service to the community was given through membership in the Walsenburg Junior Woman's Club and the Women's Civic League participating in the annual Tag Day and Poppy Day fundraisers. Ann's gift of entertaining was fostered in the wonderful minstrel shows the Lion's Club put on, and she honed her acting skills as a member and performer in the Orphan Players Theatre Group. The family then moved to Pueblo, Colorado and Ann began another teaching assignment at Keating Junior High School as the girls' choir director. She received continual recognition for her dedication to her students and numerous awards in vocal competitions. Even with such an ambitious teaching career, Ann was also highly involved as a volunteer and member in numerous educational, philanthropic and musical organizations in Pueblo. Most important to Ann were her husband, her children, and her three grandchildren Scott and Katie Robeda and Seth Lockard. She was a dedicated wife and supported her husband's music career at the University of Southern Colorado, always in attendance at his many concerts and hosting many professional functions at the family home. In 1964, Ann began teaching kindergarten at Bradford Elementary School for 19 years until her retirement in 1983. Ann and Ralph returned to Walsenburg in 2006. Here the following year, their 60th wedding anniversary was celebrated, as they came full circle in their married life. For the next six years, Ann spent time between both daughters' homes. She enjoyed her affiliations with Chapter BZ of PEO, ADK Omicron and the Walsenburg Woman' s Club. Her family cherishes their memories of Ann as a loving wife, mother and grandmother, a devoted friend to many, a great jazz singer, and a quick-witted comedienne. Ann's love of life, her positive outlook and a deep faith, were her source of strength during her final years of life. Special appreciation from the family is given to Pastor Bobby Barnhill, Dr. David Neece and staff, the medical team at Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center, R.N. Barbara Wolf, staff and volunteers of Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Lourae King and COG care givers, and Fern Sandoval and staff of the former Walsenburg Care Center. All provided attentive, professional and loving care in helping Ann. There will be a private graveside service at Imperial Gardens Cemetery on Friday, March 8, 2013 to be followed by a memorial service for family and friends at 2:30 pm in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, 1317 N. Main, Pueblo, Colorado. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who desire may donate in Ann's memory to the music or children's programs of United Methodist Church, 108 Kansas, Walsenburg, Colorado 81089.

Lewallen, William M. (Dr.)
Dr. William M. ' Bill'  Lewallen - Pueblo Chieftain - September 9, 2012 - Dr. William M. ' Bill'  Lewallen, formerly of Pueblo, Colo., passed away on Aug. 26, 2012, in Littleton, Colo. There was cremation. Dr. Lewallen grew up in Waco, Texas, and attended Baylor University. He graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and received his medical degree from Southwestern Medical College of the University of Texas. He joined the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1942 and served two years on active duty during the Korean War. He retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1968 as a lieutenant commander. In 1955, he moved to Pueblo, Colo., and began practicing ophthalmology from which he retired in 1992. Dr. Lewallen was active in community affairs, some of which included the Pueblo Rotary Club, where he served as president. He was very active with Boy Scouts of America, serving as council commissioner and president of the Rocky Mountain Council. He also was active with the District 60 school board, and served as its president. He had strong business and real estate interests. He was a partner in the Regency Square Shopping Center and led the chartering group in establishing Pueblo Boulevard Bank (now US Bank), serving as chairman of the board of directors of the bank from 1979 to 1992. In retirement, he enjoyed skiing, hiking, bicycling, ballroom dancing and travel. Dr. Lewallen is survived by four children, Anne, Mike, Susan and Cindy; and six grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Lewandowski, Nancy
Nancy Lewandowski - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 2003 - Nancy Lewandowski, 69, passed away July 12, after a long illness. She is survived by her husband John and son Scott, both of Pueblo; daughter Kathy (Jimmy) Autrey of Watrous, N.M. and three grandchildren; six step-children and fifteen step-children; sister-in-law Rose (Donald) Ellis and brother-in-law Richard (Nancy) Lewandowski, both of Pueblo; mother-in-law Jennie Lewandowski of Canon City; sister Mary Mecklenberg and brother Frank Church, both of Indiana, and brother Tom Church of Florida. Cremation and private services. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Rocky Mountain Cancer Center, 3673 Parker Blvd., Pueblo, Co. 81008.

Lewcock, J. W.
J. W. Lewcock - Pueblo Indicator - March 13, 1948 - Mr. Alpha Watson attended funeral services for Mr. J. W. Lewcock in Fowler Monday.

Lewis, Alice May
Alice May Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - October 3, 2010 - Alice May Lewis, 90, of Pueblo, died Sept. 30, 2010. Beloved mother of Judy (Robert) Moore and Larry (Rhonda) Lewis. Also survived by grandchildren, Delane Nicole Moehring, Lewis Birch and Jamie Birch; special cousin, Maureen Sullivan; four great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and special lifelong friends, Dorothy Alexander and Bonnie Standifer. Preceded in death by parents, Alice Genevieve and Harry Harvey Rogers; sister, Emma Jean Stockton; brother, Chester Nuckols; and longtime friend, Gladys Hunter. Alice May was born March 7, 1920, in Pueblo. She graduated from Central High School and retired from School District 60. She loved golf, bingo and animals, and always had numerous dogs and cats. She was a resident at Life Care Center for 5 years. The family would like to thank Life Care and staff, CNAs, Amy, Vicki and Alan, Dr. James Stjernholm, Dr. James Bowman and staff, and the staff of Four Tower Parkview for all their care and devotion to Alice May. Thanks also to Brad Monroe and the staff of First Presbyterian Church. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th St., with the Rev. Dr. Brad Munroe officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to PAWS or Pueblo Animal Shelter through the funeral home. Mail condolences to Larry Lewis, P.O. Box 7666, Pueblo West, CO 81007, or Judy Moore, 8420 Highway 78 West, Beulah, CO 81023.

Lewis, Antoinette L.
Antoinette L. Lewis - Trinidad Times Independent - October 2, 2012 - Antoinette L. Lewis, 79, passed away Sept. 24, 2012, at the Colorado State Veteran Nursing Home in Walsenburg after a short illness. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Entombment will follow at the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Lewis, Barney Donald
Barney Donald Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 2009 - Barney Donald Lewis, 78, left this Earth Sept. 7, 2009. He was born Dec. 15, 1930, to Donald and Isadore Lewis in Baxter Springs, Kan., and moved to Pueblo when he was 3 years old. Barney was a graduate of Central High School, Class of 1948. He served in the United States Navy from 1951 to 1954 as a lithographer seaman and served in the Korean War. On Nov. 5, 1955, he married his companion and loving wife, the former Audrey Mae Jimenez, and their partnership lasted 53 years. Together they raised a son, Matthew, and a daughter, Tracy. Barney' s main focus was the importance of education, both for himself and his children. His goal was to send both of his children to college so they could realize their own dreams. Barney was a teacher and counselor at both Central and Centennial for 30 years and retired in 1993. After retiring, Barney enjoyed many hobbies, including playing golf, reading, woodworking and dancing with his wife. His most rewarding hobbies were that of watching his granddaughter, Hayley, riding her horse in equestrian events and his grandson, Alec, playing hockey for the Littleton Hawks teams. He is survived by his wife, Audrey; daughter, Tracy; son-in-law, Tony; grandchildren, Hayley and Alec of Highlands Ranch, Colo. He also is survived by Audrey' s brothers and sister, Josephine Shirley, Max (Emma) Jimenez Jr., Carmen (Irene) Jimenez, and Leonard (June) Jimenez; brother-in-law, Jim Spiess; as well as numerous friends and nieces and nephews. He now joins his son, Matthew; his parents; parents-in-law; numerous brothers and sisters-in-law; and his sister, Doris Hattie, on the next phase of his journey. Service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, the Shrine of St. Therese. There will be a luncheon following the service. Memorial donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the Shrine of St. Therese.

Lewis, Bertie
Bertie ' Marie'  Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2013 - Bertie ' Marie'  Lewis, 79, passed away at her home in Queen Valley, Ariz., on Jan. 26, 2013. Cremation has taken place and there will be a private memorial service in Burlington, Colo., at a later date. Lamont Mortuary - February 11, 2013 - Bertie Marie Lewis, age 79 of Queen Valley, Arizona passed away on Sat. January 26, 2013 at her residence in Queen Valley. She was born in McGargle, Texas on March 30, 1933. Daughter of Horace Manual and Iva Oletta (McWhorter) Reeves. Bertie is survived by her sisters; Pat Olsen, Glenda Giles, Dean Clausen, Rosa Lee Chumbley, her brothers; Orval Joe Reeves and Herschel Reeves. Funeral Services for Bertie will be private. Pueblo Chieftain - May 2, 2013 - Bertie ' Marie'  Lewis. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, at Mesa Bible Church, Highway 50 Business at 27th Lane.

Lewis, Charles Dean Jr.
Charles Dean Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - August 7, 2007 - Charles Dean Lewis Jr. passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007, in Pueblo. He was born in Pueblo on March 21, 1988, and was a 2007 graduate of South High School. Charles attended the YMCA Camp Jackson for several years and also served as a Camp Counselor. He enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting as well as skateboarding, snowboarding, swimming and a variety of music. Charles also enjoyed having dinner and watching movies with his Mom. He was loved by everyone he came in contact with, was very affectionate, loving and personable, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Dean Lewis Sr.; grandfather, Antonio Maldonado; and grandparents, Harry and Harriet Lewis. Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Antoinette Lewis; brothers, M. Christopher (Eve) Nava, Denver, Brian (Patrice) Nava, Colorado City, Aaron (Anna) Nava, Pueblo; nephews, Brian and Maximus Nava; nieces, Molli, Mariah, Brianna and Mia Nava; grandmother, Adeline Maldonado; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Funeral mass, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007, Christ the King Catholic Church, 1708 Horseshoe Drive. Interment will follow, Imperial Cemetery.

Lewis, Claudia Estelle
Claudia Estelle Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 2012 -Claudia Estelle Lewis, 72, Arrangements Pending. T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 2012 - Claudia Estelle Lewis. Viewing, 3 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, First Church of the Nazarene. Interment, Imperial. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Lewis, Deanna Kristin
Deanna Kristin Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 2011 - Deanna Kristin Lewis, born Sept. 15, 2011, went to be with the Lord Oct. 15, 2011. She is survived by her parents, Amanda Hutchison and Tanner Lewis; brother and sister, Jesse and Renea Hutchison; grandparents, Gerri Casas, Slim Dickey and Claud Wadkins; great-grandparents, Clay and Karen Lewis and Mary Kisseberth; aunts and uncle, Mary Anne and David Billings, Brittany Lewis and Kristen McReynolds; cousins Aiden, Daniel and Kollin. She is also survived by numerous great- aunts, uncles and other family. Deanna was preceded in death by her sister, Katelynn Lewis and her grandmother, Deanna Wadkins. Visitation, 9 a.m. Thursday. Funeral service to follow at 10 a.m., Imperial Funeral Home with interment to follow at Imperial memorial Gardens.

Lewis, Edith F.
Edith F. Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2009 - Edith F. Lewis, 97, formerly of Denver, passed away Aug. 12, in Pueblo. Interment, Crown Hill Cemetery in Denver.

Lewis, Harold Lee
Harold Lee Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - December 8, 2010 - Harold Lee Lewis, 83, completed his journey on this Earth Friday night, Dec. 3, 2010. He lived his life as a cowboy, cattleman and family man in Southeastern Colorado, Oklahoma, Utah and New Mexico. He was born in 1927 on ' The McHarg'  in Avondale, Colo. He gave two years to his country during WWII, serving with the Navy and SeaBees in the Pacific. He also worked on the Apelt Ranch, at the Pueblo Chemical Depot and with Colorado Interstate Gas. He was proud of his Life Membership with the Masons Silver State Lodge No. 95. Preceded in death by his parents, Robert (Bob) and Bertha Lewis; his children' s mothers, Imogene (Sample) Lewis and Shirley (Ayers) Lewis; and half brother, Cecil Burchett. Harold is survived by his wife of 25 years, Virginia; children, Wayne (Miriam) Lewis, Roger (Sylvia) Lewis, Cynthia (Gary) Zwick and Crystal Lewis; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, Avondale United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Chico Cemetery. Western attire will be appreciated at the service, in honor of Harold. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Harold' s memory to Olney Springs or Fowler volunteer fire departments. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Lewis, James W. (Brother of)
Brother of James W. Lewis - Pueblo Indicator - September 21, 1929 - Mr. and Mrs. James W. Lewis, 207 Broadway, were called to Newton last week on account of the death of a brother of Mr. Lewis.

Lewis, John Richard
John Richard Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2009 - John Richard Lewis, 84, passed away July 24, 2009. Rosary, 6 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2009, Wilson Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, St. Michael Catholic Church in Canon City. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery. Arrangements handled through Wilson Funeral Home.

Lewis, Katelynn Leanne
Katelynn Leanne Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2010 - Katelynn Leanne Lewis, infant daughter of Tanner Lewis and Amanda Hutchison, born Oct. 26, 2010, and passed away Nov. 17, 2010. Also survived by siblings, Renea and Jesse Hutchison; grandmothers, Gerri Casas and Mary Shockley; grandfather, Slim Dickey; great-grandma, Mary Kisseberth; aunts, Minda Shockley and Mary Ann Elkins; and cousins, Aiden Barnes and Kollin Wyatt. Service, 2 p.m. Monday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Lewis, Lorraine
Lorraine Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - December 26, 2010 - Lorraine Lewis, 81, passed away Dec. 19, 2010. Survived by her sons, Mark (Rhonda) Lewis of Pueblo West and Michael Lewis of Greeley; sister, Carlene Carlson of Pueblo; grandchildren, Mallorie (Kevin) Marino of Alexandria, Va., Whitney L. (Kevin) May of Fort Myers, Fla., Taylor Lewis of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Brandon (Savannah) Lewis of Greeley, Carli Lewis of Fort Collins, Rhianna Combs and Lydia Shafer both of Pueblo; great-granddaughters, Kaydence Lewis and Sydonia Combs; brother-in-law, Joe Flanders; niece, Sherri (Calvin) Keys; grandniece, Shelbie; grandnephew, Seth; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by her husband, Harold Lewis; and sister, Betty Flanders. Lorraine was born Aug. 15, 1929, in Pueblo, to Erhart and Clara Carlson. She was a member of Red Hat Ladies and Beta Gamma of Beta Sigma Phi. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A traditional pot luck gathering will be held in Lorraine' s honor from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at Mark Lewis' home, 1152 E. Sequoya Drive, Pueblo West. The family requests memorials be made to the Sangre de Cristo Joni Fair Hospice House and be brought to the informal gathering.

Lewis, Mr.
Mr. Lewis - Rocky Mountain News - August 24, 1888 - A Sudden Death - Pueblo, Colo., Aug. 23 - Mrs. Lewis arrived in the city yesterday and after making some small purchases proceeded to the insane asylum, where her husband was an inmate. On arriving there she was informed that her husband had died just a few minutes previous to her arrival. Mr. Lewis was said to be improving. His widow has the sympathy of many people in Pueblo in this sudden and unexpected calamity.

Lewis, Nathan
Nathan Lewis - Huerfano World Journal - December 27, 2007 - Nathan Lewis dies at La Veta - Nathan Lewis (34) passed away December 25 at 1:30 am after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Andi and five children Marissa (18), Ty (14), Sammy (11), Nelson (11) and Nick (7). Nate grew up in Nebraska, spending a lot of time on his grandfather' s farm where he got his love for agriculture. A master welder by trade, he and Andi moved to Huerfano County in March 2006. He then became a realtor with Southern Colorado Land & Livestock, and joined in the family cattle business. He was out on the ranch working cattle as late as October. He enjoyed horseback riding and Highland cattle, and was a devoted family man. He was also an avid music fan, not just of country & western but also of Pink Floyd. He was learning to play the guitar occasionally playing along with his wife' s father, John Stroh. After marrying Andi, Nate grew in his faith and became a Catholic. At the end he was not afraid of dying knowing that he would be with his Lord. He was deeply touched during his long illness by the tremendous community outpouring of love and help for him and his family, from the hospital, La Veta Boosters, Farm Bureau and 4-H clubs, and the churches who placed him on their prayer chains. It warmed his heart, and he often wondered how he could possibly thank everyone. Funeral services will begin at Christ the King Church in La Veta at 10:30 on Friday with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations should go to hospice or the Travelers Trust for the continuing education of the children.

Lewis, Phillip Michael
Phillip Michael ' Mickey'  Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - December 7, 2012 - Phillip Michael ' Mickey'  Lewis, 62, passed away Dec. 2, 2012. Survived by his daughter, Camille Koetting, Carlsbad, N.M.; mother, Helen B. Johnson, Terre Haute, Ind.; son-in-law, Richard Koetting, Pueblo West; brother, S. John (Ruth) Nasser, Terre Haute, Ind.; stepdaughter, Regina Davis, Gallatin, Ind.; sisters- in-law, Eunice Shaw, Hendersonville, Tenn., Jacin ' Geraldine'  Brinkley, Nashville, Tenn.; brother-in-law, Eugene Brinkley, Nashville, Tenn.; grandchildren, PFC Malachi Villegas, Anchorage, Alaska, and Zachary Koetting and Catherine Koetting, both of Pueblo West; and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. Preceded in death by his wife, Rita Brinkley-Lewis; father, Harry W. Lewis; stepfather, Charles Johnson; and his sister, Edith ' Christine'  Dunning. He was born on Jan. 8, 1950, in Terre Haute, Ind., to Helen and Harry W. Lewis. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam Conflict. He received several ribbons and awards including the Purple Heart and Bronze Star and was permanently disabled. He enjoyed fishing and working on vehicles and especially enjoyed his grandchildren. Member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Visitation will be held from 1 until 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, Pueblo, Colo. Interment will be in the Marion National Cemetery, Marion, Ind.

Lewis, Platt
Platt Lewis - Rocky Mountain News - August 25, 1888 - Trinidad Notes - Trinidad, Colo., Aug. 24 - The members of the press of this city attended the funeral of Platt Lewis, the bright young journalist who died in Pueblo.

Lewis, Ralph S.
Ralph S. Lewis - Wray Rattler - January 23, 1919 - Ralph S. Lewis, pioneer resident of Las Animas County died at his home in Trinidad after a short illness. He was formerly a wealthy sheep man.

Lewis, Tom
Tom "Tommy" Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2012 - Tom "Tommy" Lewis, 52, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 5, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Juanita; and siblings, Sharon, Harry, Sue and Donnie. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Christine ' CeeCee'  Arellano; children, Timothy, Vanessa, Jose and Jimmy; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson; siblings, Carol (Bill), Dave (Cindy), Terry, Mark (Kimberly) and Freddy; special nephew, Kevin Lewis; close friends, Tom (Florence) Santos and Alex Segura; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Memorial service, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Lewis, William
William Lewis - Weekly Rocky Mountain News - December 29, 1898 - Brief Telegraphic News - Wednesday - William Lewis, a blacksmith at Pueblo, Colo., was run over by a Rio Grande switch engine and died soon afterwards.

Lewis, William Leon
William ' Bill'  Leon Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2012 - William ' Bill'  Leon Lewis, born Dec. 2, 1924, near Buford, Ohio, passed away on Nov. 24, 2011. William was preceded in death by his wife, Helen. He is survived by his children, Shirley A. Lewis, David L. Lewis, Carol A. (Rudy) Estrada, William L. (Patricia) Lewis Jr. and Margaret A. (Alan) Bertucci. William also is survived by grandchildren, Dawn (Richard) Romero and Tiffany (Curtis Berumen) Estrada, Michael and Stephen Bertucci; and great-grandchildren, Riley, Jayden Romero and Anthony Berumen. He enjoyed reading and playing golf. He served in the U.S. Army, entering in May 1943 as a Private, and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in July 1972. Combat tours of duty were served in Korea and Vietnam. William was a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2012, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, the family requests donations be made in his memory to the Southern Colorado Alzheimer' s Association or to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through the Funeral Home office. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Ley, Darlene J.
Darlene J. "Darla" Ley - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2009 - Darlene J. "Darla" Ley, 63, affectionately known as "G. Grandma Kitty," passed away Sept. 24, 2009. Survived by her husband of 22 years, Eugene "Gene" Ley Jr.; children, Sherry L. Baker, Pueblo, Kriste (Sam) Ingo, Pueblo, Michelle (Dan) Condit, Appleton, Wis., Charles Chigro, Pueblo, Elizabeth (Josh) Spence, Pueblo, Tina (Brian) Grady, Pueblo and Jed (Aya) Ley, Portland, Ore.; twin sister, Marlene (Don) Peterlin; other siblings, Eileen (Michael) Deverich, Judy (Bob) Wertz and Joe (Pam) Kocman, all of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Sandy Kocman, Pueblo; 21 grandchildren; and great-granddaughter, Adrianna Maese. Preceded in death by her parents, Rudolph "Moon" and Elsie Kocman; brother, Pudgy Kocman; and grandson, "Sammo" Ingo. Darla was born March 22, 1946, in Pueblo. She was a cheerleader for three years at Pueblo Catholic High School and homecoming queen her senior year in 1964. Darla worked for the Pueblo County Treasurer and later as a manager of the shoe department at Fashion Bar. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. today, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Both services, St. Mary Church, 307 E. Mesa Ave. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Leyba, Ernestine
Ernestine (Tina) Leyba - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 2011 - Ernestine (Tina) Leyba, passed away unexpectedly April 15, 2011, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on April 22, 1916, in Tres Piedras, N.M., to Juan Luis and Rafelita (Gonzales) Atencio. She was married to Joseph (Felix) Leyba on May 22, 1948. Tina moved to Colorado in the early 1920' s where she had a loving and happy childhood and met and married her husband. In her very early years she worked along side her sister and brothers farming to support her mother and family after their father passed away. Shortly after her marriage, Tina moved to Pueblo where she and her husband made their home and raised their six children. Tina enjoyed being a homemaker and she always welcomed guests to her home. She retired from the dietary department at Saint Mary-Corwin Hospital where she was employed for many years. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church and former member of the St. Francis Xavier Church Choir. Tina enjoyed traveling with her family various places in the United States and she also traveled to Mexico, England, Italy, Monaco, and France. She enjoyed the company of her loving sister, shopping and preparing family gatherings. She was preceded in death by her parents, Juan Luis and Rafelita Atencio; sister, Seferina Salazar; and brothers, Walter, George, Ernest, and Armando Atencio; and her beloved husband, Joseph (Felix) Leyba. Tina leaves to cherish her memory, brother, Toby (Rosine) Atencio; her children, Evelyn Leyba, Andrew Leyba, Kathy (Orlando) Roman, Sidney Leyba, Robert Leyba, Ralph Leyba; grandchildren, Andrew (Julie) Leyba, Gaylene Rene Torres-Leyba, Alexandria Sauzo, Nash Leyba, Christopher Leyba and Cianna Crosslin; four great-grandchildren; and numerous god-children, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Viewing services, 6 p.m., on April 25, 2011, followed by scripture Rosary, 7 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, 611 Logan Avenue, Pueblo, CO. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. April 26, 2011, St. Frances Xavier Church. Interment will be at Roselawn Cemetery, 1706 Roselawn Road. Repast will follow at Elmwood Golf Course, 3900 Thatcher Avenue, Pueblo, CO.

Leyba, Guillermo R.
Guillermo R. Leyba - Pueblo Chieftain - February 2, 2010 - Guillermo R. Leyba, 76, of Rocky Ford, died Jan. 28, 2010. Survived by wife, Eleanor; children, Sammy (Patty Rivas) Segura, Barbara Moreno, Laura Leyba, Lisa (David) Stone, Billy (Rebecca) Leyba; grandchildren, Joshua Leyba, Billy Leyba, Chris, Shaun and Jesse Segura, Tritia and Erica Moreno, Zachary Martinez, Andrea Montanez, Dominic Villanueva, Karina Flonnoy; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation, 6 p.m. and rosary, 7 p.m., both Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 2010. All services at St. Peter Catholic Church in Rocky Ford. Arrangements, Johnson-Romero Funeral Home.

Leyba, Jessica Marie
Jessica Marie Leyba - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 2010 - Jessica Marie Leyba, 21, passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 13, 2010. Jessica, the daughter of Ronald A. Leyba and Deborah S. Reno-Smith, was born April 20, 1989, in Salida, Colo. Jessica was an extraordinary mother and is survived by her beautiful daughter, Izabella Rose Leyba. Jessica was attending medical assistant training school and was to graduate at the end of September 2010. She is, and forever, will be greatly missed by her parents, Ron (Rita) Leyba, Dana Leyba and Debbie (Kevin) Smith; brothers, Joseph (Cory) Leyba and Samuel Leyba; sisters, Chloe Smith and Olivia Leyba; great-grandparents, Betty Fairington and Winnie Hulsey; grandparents, Madline Stringer, Peg (Dennis) Hulsey, Tom (Linda) Reno and Al Smith; aunts, Tina (Ian) Land, Diane (Paul) Trujillo, Angie Reno and Leslie (Frank) Martin; uncle, Christopher (Margarita) Christiansen; as well as numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Jessica was preceded in death by her loving grandmother, Sophia M. Leyba. Our beautiful angel had made a wonderful life for her and her one true love, her daughter "Izzy," in Victorville, Calif. Upon graduation, Jessica was planning on moving back home to Colorado to continue her service to others. Jessica would give selflessly in the pursuit of assisting both people and animals alike in their times of need. Beautiful, giving, strong and powerful, our little girl, we always knew, was our angel. "Some only dream of angels, I held one in my arms, a flower lent, not given, to bud on Earth, and bloom in heaven." Jessica was surrounded and held at her passing by her loving family. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, at Christian Family Fellowship in Canon City, Colo. A reception will follow the service, and the family would like you to join them in sharing some stories and refreshments at Canon Coffee CafΓ©, from 3 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers and gifts, please make donations to local homeless and animal shelters in her honor.

Leyba, Louis A.
Louis A. Leyba - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2012 - Louis A. Leyba, 68, passed away Aug. 27, 2012. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Imperial Funeral Home. There will be no viewing. Full notice Sunday. Imperial Funeral Home - September 1, 2012 - Louis Leyba, August 9, 1944 - August 27, 2012 - Louis A. Leyba, 68, passed away August 27, 2012. He is survived by his children Debbie Leyba, John Leyba and Bernadette Leyba; grandchildren Jeffrey Trujillo, Andrew Leyba, Jonathan Leyba and Isabelle Leyba. He is also survived by his brother Michael E. Leyba. He was preceded in death by his parents Anna and Louis Leyba. Louis was honorably discharged from the US Army and worked for many years for the Colorado State Hospital and the Department of Corrections. Funeral service will be held Tuesday 11:00 am at Imperial Funeral Home. There will be no viewing.

Leyba, May J.
May J. Leyba - Trinidad Times Independent - March 23, 2010 - May J. Leyba, 81, of Aguilar died at home on March 21, 2010. She was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., on June 21, 1928, to Edward and Mary Wilson. May and Salvador Leyba were joined in marriage on Nov. 30, 1947, in Denver. They became Seventh Day Adventists in 1985 and continued to serve the Lord for the rest of their days. She was loved by everyone who met her and was always witnessing for God. Preceding her in death were husband, Salvador Leyba; two infant daughters, Ellen and Della; daughter, Angelina Torres; and son, Sammy Leyba. Survivors are children, Connie (Gilbert) Crespin, Esther (Thomas) Padilla, Virginia (Joe) Gonzales, Debbie (Gary) Mestas, Ramona (Duc) Le, Johnny Leyba, Louie Leyba, Phillip Leyba; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Active pallbearers are Gabriel Gonzales, Ramon Gonzales, Francisco Torres, Thai Le, Huy Le and Son Le. Honorary pallbearers are Joseph Leyba, Marcus Leyba, Gilbert Crespin Jr., and Michael Crespin. Visitation was held March 24. Funeral Services was held March 25 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church with Pastor Robert Bird officiating. Interment will be at 10:15 a.m. Friday, March 26, 2010, at Ft. Logan National Cemetery in Denver. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Leyba, Robert
Robert ' Bobby'  Leyba - Pueblo Chieftain - May 5, 2011 - Robert ' Bobby'  Leyba, 54, beloved brother, father and grandfather, passed away May 1, 2011, after a brave battle with Lou Gehrig' s (ALS) disease with his family and friends by his side in Pueblo, Colo. He was born Aug. 12, 1956, in Pueblo, Colo., to Joseph (Felix) and Ernestine (Tina) Leyba. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Ernestine Leyba. Bobby leaves to cherish his memory, his loving daughter, Gaylene Rene Leyba-Torres; and son, Nash Daniel Leyba; sisters, Evelyn Leyba and Kathy (Orlando) Roman; brothers, Andrew, Sidney and Ralph Leyba; and grandchildren, Jenniver, Jacquine and Robert Leyba and Michael Franklin; nephews, Andrew (Julie) and Christopher Leyba; nieces, Cianna Crosslin and Alexandria Suazo; and numerous aunts and uncles, cousins and friends. After graduation from Pueblo Central High School, Bobby married and joined the U.S. Navy, where he served five years as a radioman first class petty officer on U.S. Navy destroyers, the USS Peterson and USS Foster. After leaving the Navy, Bob returned to Colorado, where he was employed with the Colorado State Patrol as a communications supervisor at several locations throughout the state. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church and remained faithful to the Lord during his final journey. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, camping, working on cars and traveling with his children around the U.S. He was an avid fan of Santana and the Denver Broncos. Bobby was best known for his love of being the best father possible and his infectious smile, his exceptional sense of humor, playing and telling jokes and being the life of the party. Viewing, 6 p.m. May 6, 2011, followed by scripture rosary, 7 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, 611 Logan Ave., Pueblo, Colo. Mass of the Christian Burial, 9 a.m. May 7, 2011, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment will be at Roselawn Cemetery, 1706 Roselawn Road. Repast will follow at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood Lane (corner of Pueblo Boulevard and Vinewood), Pueblo, CO 81005.

Leyba, Theodore
Theodore Tobias Leyba - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2013 - Theodore Tobias Leyba, 71, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord Jan. 11, 2013. Preceded in death by his parents, Geronimo and Sofia Leyba; sisters, Virginia Leyba, and Delores Garbiso; and brothers, Ovideo Leyba and Manuel Leyba. Survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Elaine P. Leyba; numerous brothers, sisters, godchildren and extended family. Ted served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps. He retired from USC in 1997 after 23 years of service. Funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 11th Street and Grand Avenue. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food.

Leyerly, Coy
Coy Leyerly - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2010 - Coy Leyerly, 90, passed away Feb. 6, 2010. Coy was preceded in death by her parents, Otis and Edna Vaughn. She is survived by her daughter, Irene Paul; granddaughter, Julie (Kenneth) Bowman; and companion, Harvey Steves. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements, Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Leyner, J. George
J. George Leyner - Pueblo Indicator - August 14, 1920 - J. George Leyner of Littleton, inventor, mechanical engineer, and manufacturer, died from injuries received in an automobile accident on the Colorado Springs road near Littleton.

Liascos, B. (Son of)
Male Liascos - Pueblo Indicator - January 30, 1932 - An infant son of Mrs. and Mrs. B. Liascos of 310 West Northern Avenue, died the morning of January 25th.

Liberato, Sarah
Sarah F. Liberato - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2013 - Sarah F. Liberato, 85, passed away on June 20, 2013, at Life Care Center of Pueblo. Service, 1 p.m. July 5, 2013, at Imperial Funeral Home.

Libhart, Helen Esther
Helen Esther (McCorkle) Libhart - Pueblo Chieftain - November 3, 2010 - Helen Esther (McCorkle) Libhart, daughter of James Ellsworth and Mabel Ruth (Smith) McCorkle, was born June 7, 1919, in Jewell City, Jewel County, Kan., and departed this life Oct. 31, 2010, at the age of 91 years, 4 months and 24 days. She spent her early years in Jewell County. On July 26, 1937, she was united in marriage to Clair John Libhart in Mankato, Kan., and resided near Formoso, Kan., where their first child was born. The family moved to Fort Lupton, Colo., in 1939, where Helen worked for the local canning factory and at Safeway. Their second child was born prior to the family moving to Pueblo in 1950, and their third child shortly after. Helen worked at the Colorado State Hospital, where she retired in 1979 after 21 years of service. Helen was preceded in death by her husband. She is survived by two sons, Richard L (Nona) Libhart of Northglenn, Colo., and James E. (Pam Schmidt) Libhart of Centennial, Colo.; one daughter, Linda L. Tremblay of Pueblo, Colo.; three brothers, Henry E. McCorkle of Beloit, Kan., Clarence E. (Lois) McCorkle of Fort Lupton, Colo., Kenneth E. (Edna) McCorkle of Osborne, Kan.; and one sister-in-law, Vivian Gale of Thermopolis, Wyo.; seven grandchildren, David L. (Patricia) Libhart, Steven J Libhart, Timothy R. (Kimberly) Libhart, Rodney S. (Stephanie) Clark, Jennifer L. Jaco, Jameson E. Libhart, Amanda R. Libhart; 12 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Helen leaves behind a powerful legacy of devotion and unconditional love for family and friends. Donations may be made to Susan G. Koman in Helen' s name through the funeral home. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Family will be present from noon to 2 p.m. during visitation. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Libner, Kenneth E.
Kenneth E. Libner - Pueblo Chieftain - April 5, 2009 - Kenneth E. Libner, 64, of Pueblo, died on April 2, 2009. He was a loving father, grandfather, son and brother. He is survived by his children, Paul Libner, Michelle Libner (Hudson) and Mark Libner; granddaughter, Lindsay Libner; mother, Ivy Helen Libner; brothers, Larry Libner and Merle Libner; and many other loving family members. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2009, Trinity Lutheran Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church and School, 701 W. Evans Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Licata, Donna Marie
Donna Marie Licata - Trinidad Times Independent - January 9, 2009 - Donna Marie Licata, 73, passed away in her home December 31, in Raton. She was born on April 18, 1935, in Erie Pa., to Truman and Mabel Lawton Graham. Donna is preceded in death by her father. She is survived by her sons, Wayne McClelland of Raton and Rodney Licata of Austin, Texas. She is also survived by her mother, Mable Graham of Trinidad; sister Carol Bernardski of Tampa Bay, Fla., and brother Tom Graham of Oklahoma City. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements for Donna Marie Licata are under the direction of the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.

Lichtenberg, Edith
Edith Lichtenberg - Pueblo Chieftain - November 9, 2011 - Edith Lichtenberg, of Pueblo, Colo., and San Antonio, Texas, passed away on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, in San Antonio. She was born Ottilie ' Edith'  Wierig on Dec. 13, 1915, in Siegburg, Germany, and was married for over 50 years to her husband, Josef, who died in 1991. Early in their marriage, the couple owned a restaurant in Siegburg. They immigrated to the United States in 1953 with their sons, Herbert and Rolf. First, Edith and Josef ran the Southmoor Country Club in Charleston, W. Va. Later, the family moved to Pueblo, Colo., where Josef managed the Pueblo Country Club. Edith was active in the community and events at ' The Club.'  She loved to dance, was an officer of the ' Nine Holers'  golf group, was an excellent bridge player, and loved to go out for dinner, even in her last year of life. Her strudel and Christmas cookies were legendary. Edith was blessed with the company of devoted friends, especially Evelyne Dungan. But our family will remember her most as our joyous and loving ' Oma,'  who taught us that anything is possible if you believe in yourself and work for it. She is survived by her two sons, Herb Lichtenberg of San Antonio, and Rolf Lichtenberg of Coos Bay, Ore.; daughters-in-law, Lin Lichtenberg and Paula Springer; grandchildren, Laurie Lichtenberg McRae, Brian Lichtenberg and Kevin Lichtenberg; and great- grandchildren, Gavin McRae and Leona McRae. Her nephews, Wolfgang and Klaus Wierig, and their families live in Siegburg, Germany. The Lichtenberg family plans a private memorial.

Licon, Richard
Richard Licon - Pueblo Chieftain - December 26, 2012 - Questions remain over whether the man killed in Tuesday' s officer-involved shooting actually fired at police who initially responded to the call. Initial reports were that the man fired a shot at officers who were called to a domestic disturbance on the 900 block of West Evans Avenue. Now, Pueblo Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Eric Gonzales said it' s unclear whether a shot was fired. Gonzales said Wednesday that the Pueblo County Critical Incident Team is working to determine the answer to that question as it investigates the scene. Gonzales said the officers who responded to the call on Christmas Day were told that the suspect had already threatened a woman and her children with a gun. Gonzales said the man brandished the gun at the officer who first responded to the call then, after fleeing the apartment, brandished the gun at another group of officers who shot and killed him. Names of any officers involved won' t be officially released until the CIT is finished with its initial investigation. The name of the deceased is expected to be released later today. His autopsy is currently under way. Pueblo Chieftain - December 26, 2012 - Suspect killed by Pueblo police identified - The Pueblo County Coroner on Wednesday released the name of the man shot and killed by Pueblo police officers during a domestic dispute on Christmas Day. Coroner James Kramer said Richard Licon, 40, died from multiple gunshot wounds. Licon was a Pueblo resident and the subject of a domestic-violence call Tuesday. Officer Eric Gonzales, Pueblo Police Department spokesman, said officers were dispatched to the 900 block of West Evans Avenue after receiving reports that a man had threatened a woman and her children with a gun. Reports on Tuesday suggested Licon fired on officers who first arrived at the apartment complex. But Gonzales said Wednesday that the Pueblo County Critical Incident Team is still investigating the incident, saying whether officers were fired upon is one of the questions the team is examining. Gonzales did say that Licon brandished a gun at the first officer who responded to the call, then after fleeing the apartment, brandished the gun at another group of officers, who then shot and killed him. Names of the officers involved won' t be officially released until the Critical Incident Team is finished with its initial investigation. Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2012 - Cops named in Christmas shooting - The officers who shot and killed a 40-year-old Pueblo man armed with a gun on Christmas Day have been identified as Matt Ballard and Ben Candelaria, the Pueblo Police Department said Friday. Ballard is a 14-year veteran who has worked on patrol and the Investigations bureau. He was a member of the SWAT team for eight years and served three Special Ops combat tours, one in Afghanistan and two in Iraq. Candelaria has served as a patrol officer for the 12 years he has been with the department. The officers have been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure. Richard Licon, 40, was killed by the officers Tuesday after allegedly brandishing a handgun at them in the 900 block of West Evans Avenue. Sgt. Eric Gonzales said Friday that Licon pointed a gun at Candelaria before going back inside a home and closing the door. Gonzales said Licon ran out the back of the property and Ballard assisted in a foot pursuit to the 100 block of Arthur Street. At an apartment building on Arthur, the two officers found Licon hiding on a porch behind a large bush where he allegedly raised a gun. It was there that he was shot. Gonzales said officers were dispatched to the Evans Avenue residence after receiving reports that a man had threatened a woman and her children with a gun. The shooting is under investigation by the 10th Judicial District's Critical Incident Team. It is still unclear whether Licon fired at the officers during the altercation. An initial police report Tuesday indicated that a man came out of the house and fired at police with a handgun. But Gonzales later said investigators were still examining that possibility. "The investigation is still underway. All the weapons involved are being sent to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to be tested to see which were fired," Gonzales said. Gonzales said he did not have information on what kind of guns were used in the altercation.

Liddeke, Leona E.
Leona E. Liddeke - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 2010 - Leona E. Liddeke, 92, of Norwich, Kan., passed away Friday, Dec. 24, 2010. She is survived by son, Dan Liddeke of La Veta, Colo.

Lientz, Velma Jean
Velma Jean Lientz - Pueblo Chieftain - June 5, 2013 - Velma Jean Lientz, 75, born Jan. 28, 1938, went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 28, 2013. Jean is survived by her devoted husband, Jerry, of 50-plus years; her loving children, Donald Walden Jr., Valerie Rice, Stephen, Tammy and Ricky Lientz; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters; and two brothers. Special thank you to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and staff. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2013, at the First Church of the Nazarene. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Lievers, Callie Kathaleen
Callie "Catherine" Kathaleen Lievers - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2009 - Callie "Catherine" Kathaleen Lievers, 86, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away on March 12, 2009. Callie was born on Jan. 12, 1923, to Elmer and Mary Elizabeth Ralph in Elizabethtown, Ill. In 1942, Callie met and married James (Jim) Lievers; they moved to Pueblo in 1950. Callie is survived by siblings, Pauline McEwin of Texas and Elmer (Shirley) Ralph Jr. of Illinois; children, Larry (Nancy) Lievers and Violet (Steve) Tice; grandchildren, Lynette Lievers, Kineta Lievers, Steve (Jennifer) Tice Jr., Callie R. Tice and Kathy Bray; great-grandchildren, Yvette Jackson, Adam Jackson, Jennifer Jackson, Jacquelyn Tice, Steve James Tice and Jeremy Bray; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews. Callie also is survived by longtime friend, Patsy (Bill) Laycock; and special canine companion, Noah. Callie was preceded in death by her husband, James Leonard Lievers; great-grandson, Corey J. Furney; and five siblings. Viewing, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, both at Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Foundation for the Blind or the American Diabetes Association through the funeral home office. Arrangements under the direction of Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Liguez, Margaret Theresa
Margaret Theresa Liguez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 1, 2009 - Margaret Theresa Liguez, beloved wife, mother, sister, nana and friend, entered eternal life on Feb. 26, 2009, after a brief illness. She was born on June 1, 1945, and was the heart and happiness of her family. A lifetime Pueblo resident, she had many relatives and friends and was a generous soul and feisty spirit. She loved people, and her home and family was her greatest source of her pride. Her prized possessions she leaves behind are her loved ones: devoted husband of 39 years, Ruben Liguez; and children, Maribel Liguez, Mario Annie Liguez, Leticia Liguez, Tomas Liguez and Veronica Liguez; beautiful grandchildren, Ariana and Alexandria Cole, Gabriel and Larissa Jessup and Joseph Garcia. She also is survived by brothers, Sam Connie Guerrero, Manuel Nancy Guerrero and Roy Delia Guerrero; and sisters, Mary Frank Garcia and Connie Amador Haro, all of Pueblo. Viewing, 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 2, 2009, followed by a 7 p.m. Rosary service; both at Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2009, Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements through Imperial Funeral Home.

Like, Ann Christine
Ann Christine Like - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2012 - Ann Christine Like, 81, of The Jim Like Ranch in Garden Park, Canon City, Colo., passed away March 16, 2012, in Canon City, Colo. Mrs. Like is survived by her children, Jim (Nadene) Like and Jo Ann ' Jody'  (Ron) Wood. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., prior to the Celebration of Life at 1 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2012, at Wilson Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery. Arrangements handled through Wilson Funeral Home.

Likins, Robert Carlton
Robert Carlton Likins - Ashland Daily Tidings - February 11, 2006 - Robert Carlton Likins, 83, died of blood cancer in his home at Rogue Valley Manor, Medford, Oregon on Tuesday, February 7, 2006. He was born in Trinidad, CO on April 7, 1922, to Thomas Clifford Likins and Mabel Carlton. At the age of 10 his family moved to Pasadena, CA. After his first year at Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA, he was drafted and served in WWII. His battalion was one of the first to arrive at Adolf Hitler's "Eagle's Nest". During his time in the service he married Marjorie Harjes. Following the war, he and Marjorie moved to New York City. While living in NYC, he attended New York Univ and was employed by the New York Times. His marriage ended in divorce and Robert moved to Calif. where he received his BA from San Diego State Univ in Adult Literacy. He did graduate work at Baylor Univ, Texas. Rob's career was involved in the advocacy of adult literacy. He taught literacy and adult education courses at 11 universities and colleges across the country. He trained Peace Corps trainees for assignment in Jamaica, Nepal, Brazil, and Peru. He taught reading to adults using the pioneering methods developed by Dr. Laubach. He taught in Rhodesia, Africa, and other remote locations and primitive islands. In 1965 Rob was in Africa where he helped prepare literacy lessons in the Shona language for teachers in Zimbabwe and special literacy training projects in Kenya. In 1970, he was in India and Thailand developing similar programs. Rob received an honorary Ph.D. in Adult Education in 1970 from Brantridge Forest School, Sussex, England, with special recognition for his work in adult literacy in 25 countries. Robert settled in the San Francisco Bay area where he was head of the Adult Literacy Center, Berkeley, CA. During these years Rob enjoyed swimming in the Bay and was once bumped by a shark. In 1973 he married Anna Walcott Hayne, one of his Adult Literacy Center volunteers. Rob and Anna had an active 32 years together traveling to favorite spots such as Maui, HI, Silver Lake, CA, Yachats, OR, Switzerland, Alaska and visiting their family and friends on the East and West Coasts. Rob was an attentive host and husband and enjoyed entertaining at their homes in Berkeley, CA; Sedona, AZ; and later at their cottage at Rogue Valley Manor in Medford. They were a familiar couple strolling arm in arm on the Manor grounds. His wife Anna died in October of 2005, at the age of 95. Among his surviving relatives are first cousins Mary Ellen Likins of Big Bear, CA; and Virginia Madsen (Don) of Friday Harbor, WA; godson Christopher Cortright (Andrea) of Baltimore, MD; and Anna's children Martha Hayne Talbot (Lee), Sarah Hayne Simpson (Michael), and step grandchildren Lawrence and Russell Talbot, Michael (Lynn), Katherine and Andrew (Pam) Simpson and five step great-grandchildren. A service will be held to honor his life at Rogue Valley Manor at 2 p.m. on Monday, February 13, 2006. A memorial and internment will be held in St. Helena, California, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to The Rogue Valley Manor Health Center Fund, Rogue Valley Manor Assistance Fund, Rogue Valley Manor Fund, 1200 Mira Mar Ave., Medford, OR 97504, or a charity of your choice.

Lile, Arnold E.
Arnold E. Lile - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 2012 - Arnold E. Lile, 58, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 7, 2012. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Park Hill Christian Church, 1401 E. Seventh St. Friends and family will be received at the church hall following the service.

Lile, Denise Marie
Denise Marie Jimenez Lile - Pueblo Chieftain - April 7, 2013 - Denise Marie Jimenez Lile, 51, passed away April 2, 2013. She was born Aug. 9, 1961, in Pueblo. She was preceded in death by grandparents, Max and Cruz Jimenez and Nestor and Della Baros. Denise is survived by her parents, Leonard and June Jimenez; also Rose and Chris Sena; siblings, Desire Jimenez, Stacy Jimenez Hurtado and Ralph Sanchez; step-sisters, Shelly (David) Frank and Stacy (David) Diaz; step-brother, Walter Sipple; niece, Nicole Jimenez; nephews, Michael Hurtado, Terry Hurtado and Marshall Sipple; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. Special thanks to Minnequa Medicenter for their excellent care and compassion for Denise. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2013, Holy Family Catholic Church.

Lilly, Darden W.
Darden W. Lilly - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 2011 - Darden W. Lilly, 84, passed away Feb. 24, 2011. Survived by his wife, Naomi R. "Nancy" Lilly; children, Carl (Lou) Lilly of Westminster, Colo., Carolyn (Michael) Griggs of Canon City, Bonnie (Donnie) Gross of Albuquerque, N.M. and Bruce (Carl) Lilly of Denver; son-in-law, John (Dory) Ryskamp of Hawaii; grandchildren, Christina Lilly, Andy Griggs, Nicole McFarland, Lynzee Griggs, Dan Ryskamp, Jordan Gross, Janelle Hodgkinson, Jarett Gross, Grant Griggs, Cole Reuter and Sarah and Julia Naumes; great-grandson, Jacob Lilly; numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his daughter, Carrie Ryskamp; and brothers, James, O'Neal and Howard (Betty) Lilly. Darden was born to Hoyt and Linnie Lilly on Dec. 31, 1926, in Bug Tussle, Texas. He graduated from Sherman High School in 1944. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Retired from Alpha Beta Packing as an accountant after 34 years of service. Darden was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church where he was a treasurer and deacon, and recently became a member of First United Methodist Church. He enjoyed dominos, cards, Scrabble, and other games. Most importantly, Darden was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Service, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Clint Perry officiating. Military honors and interment, 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver. In lieu of flowers, feel free to donate to a charity of your choice. Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2011 - Darden W. Lilly. Candlelight memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at the Villa Penthouse, 1111 Bonforte Blvd., with Chaplain Karen Burnham officiating. Refreshments provided by the Villa

Lilly, Delores June
Delores June Dall Lilly - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 2012 - Delores June Dall Lilly, born June 1, 1930, passed away Aug. 13, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Alice Lynn; sisters, Madeline and Gwydeline; son, Vernon Dall; and dear neighbor and friend, Mary Hankla. She is survived by her sisters, Betty Williams and Ellen (Tony) Langoni; son, Gary Dall; son-in-law, Ronald Herrera; and numerous nieces and nephews. June loved her family and friends, taking care of children as a day-care provider and the Broncos. It is difficult to believe a heart so big would ever stop beating. Thank you to the staff of Life Care Center for 15 years of loving care. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Christ Congregational Church (Liberty Lane and Bonforte Boulevard.) Memorial contributions may be made to PAWS for Life through the funeral home office.

Lilly, Nicole Sabrina
Nicole Sabrina Storm Lilly - Trinidad Times Independent - January 18, 2013 - Nicole Sabrina Storm Lilly, Student - Nicole Sabrina Storm Lilly, 18, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 11, 2013. She was born in Houston, the daughter of Patricia and Curtis Lilly. An excellent student, Nicole had a genius level IQ. She was an avid speed reader with amazing recall and language skills. Her desire was to be an author and teacher. She loved Christmas and was named after Santa Claus. Nicole faithfully believed in the good of people. Rarely selfish and always giving, she always brought out the best in those around her. She was fun and had a great sense of humor. She was beautiful inside and out. Nicole was an excellent baker and cook. She was her Mother' s sunshine, her Father' s cornerstone, and best friend to her sisters and brothers. Nicole will be missed by those who knew and loved her. Preceding her in death is sister Jessica. Survivors are her parents, Patricia and Curtis Lilly, siblings, Keane, Payton, Casey, and Eric. Private family services were held. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Lincoln, David
David Lincoln - Rocky Mountain News - May 11, 1880 - David Lincoln, for many years employed in Denver dry goods houses, but for the last two years with Mr. Doolittle, at Pueblo, died there on Sunday. His body was brought to Denver by the evening train, and his funeral took place from undertaker Brown yesterday afternoon.

Lindberg, Helen
Helen Occhiato Lindberg - Pueblo Chieftain - July 7, 2011 - Helen Occhiato Lindberg, Nov. 18, 1920 to July 3, 2011. Helen was born in Pueblo Colo., to Serafina and Mike Occhiato, the youngest of nine children. Preceded in death by husband, Jerome ' Jerry'  Lindberg; sisters, Francis Carducci, Mary Badovinac, Jennie Gersick, Theresa Rossi and Rose Occhiato; brothers, Carl Occhiato, Anthony ' Dash'  Occhiato and Joseph Occhiato. Survived by daughters, Marie (Arnie) Lavelett of Pueblo West, Sarah Jensen of Phoenix, Pattie Mills of Denver; sons, Mike (Paula) Lindberg of Wilton, Conn., Craig (Margie) Lindberg of Homosassa, Florida; granddaughters, Sarah Gould of Pueblo West, Lauren Gould of New York, Kristy (Mark) Michaud of Huntington, Conn.; grandsons, Brandon Mills and Garrett Mills both of Denver, Eric (Trish) Lindberg of Greenwich, Conn., Derrick (Elizabeth) Lindberg and Bryan Lindberg all of Homosassa, Florida; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Helen was actively involved with her family in the ownership and management of Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. until it sold in 1982. She was one of the founders and served as one of the directors of the Mike Occhiato Foundation. Helen always felt family was most important. She loved being with her children and grandchildren, teaching them life long lessons and traditional Italian family values. She enjoyed golfing, bowling, aerobics, dancing with her husband and playing bridge. Helen loved to travel, entertain and embrace life to the fullest. She served her community by volunteering countless hours of her time and financial resources to supporting worthy causes. She was on the boards of Colorado Education Foundation, McClelland Learning Center, Pueblo Symphony, Rosemont Museum, Pueblo Zoo, Broadway Theatre League and Southern Colorado Community Foundation. She was a Trustee of Distinction at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, USC Women' s Art Guild and contributed to the creation of the Helen and Jerry Lindberg Garden at Colorado State University of Pueblo. She and her husband Jerry were inducted into the Pueblo Community College' s Hall of Fame, in 2000. She was one of the founders of the St. Mary Corwin Hospital Foundation. In 2008, Helen moved to Holly Creek Retirement Community in Denver. Viewing from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 2011, at St. Pius X Parish, 3130 Morris Ave., with Msgr. Leonard Racki as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made direct to the charity of your choice.

Lindberg, N. Nadine
N. Nadine Lindberg - Pueblo Chieftain - January 2, 2011 - N. Nadine Lindberg passed away Dec. 30, 2010, in Pueblo. Nadine was born Aug. 24, 1928, in Higginsville, Mo., to David B. and Nellie Iles, and had lived in Pueblo since childhood. She was a 1946 graduate of Centennial High School and spent many years as office manager at Pueblo Villa Towers. Nadine was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Mark Pierce. Nadine is survived by her husband, Gene Lindberg; a son, Mike (Sue) Pierce; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Pierce; stepchildren, Chris (Greg) Anderson, Cindy (Darrel Rodriguez) Lindberg and Cheri (Mike) Fryar; siblings, David Iles, Henry Iles, Jim (Sandy) Iles, Faye Neifert, JoAnn (Bob) Thompson, June Huddleston, Jeannie (Richard) Nichols and Sandra (John) Mulligan; her grandchildren, Cristy (Jon Hildyard) Pierce, Linda (Fletcher Proctor) Pierce, Melissa Pierce, Jordan and Shelby Anderson, Anthony, Jobe and Bryan Lindberg, Larissa Ruiz, Payton and Paxton Fryar; as well as two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A church family service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, Church of Christ at Pueblo West, 1099 S. McCulloch Boulevard. Family to gather at a later date. Donations in memory of Nadine may be made to the Red Mountain Youth Camp in care of the Church of Christ at Pueblo West.

Lindsay, Lucile Belle
Lucile Belle Lindsay - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 2012 - Lucile Belle Lindsay was born Nov. 22, 1922, in Callaway County, Mo., to R.B. and Myrtle Belle (Dudley) Stephens and passed to the company of God and her predeceased family on Feb. 22, 2012. She was 89 1/4 to the day. Those who passed before her include her beloved husband, John R. ' Bob'  Lindsay; sons, Stephen E. and Robert R.; grandson, Christopher Lindsay; and son-in-law, Clarence Engelbrecht. She also is now in the company of her mother and siblings, Pauline Shiverdecker, and Richard and Clark Stephens. She is survived by daughters, Linda Engelbrecht and Carolyn (Larry) Hajek; brother, Jesse Stephens; sisters-in-law, Dorothye Thomas and Pearl Stephens; grandchildren, Clarissa (Kim) Boughton, Barbara Lindsay, Shannon (Scott) Bethel, Jennifer (Bill) Zimmerman, Samantha (Michael) Bole, Angela (Casey) Aranda, Suzanne (Danny) Salazar and Kelli and Lonny Hajek; great-grandchildren, Nick and Alex Solchenberger, Brandon Lindsay, Josh, Bella, Brady and Miranda Bethel, Danny Salazar, Kay Dee and Casey Aranda, Trish and Liesl Zimmerman, and Shandi and Shelbi Hajek. Lucile was known for her fresh baked bread and cinnamon rolls at every river and lake our dad fished. She was a dedicated homemaker and a loving wife, mother and grandma and leaves a hole in the hearts of her loved ones. We wish to thank those at Life Care Center, who cared for her. You know who you are. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Lindsey, Glenna J.
Glenna J. Lindsey - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 2012 - Glenna J. Lindsey, 82, passed away May 26, 2012. She is predeceased by her son, Allen Lindsey. Survived by her husband, Robert; her son, Robert (Cathy) Lindsey Jr., of Centralia, Wash.; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and her sister, Ina Pobst of Castle Rock. Viewing from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Thursday, at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.

Lindsey, Lyndon Larry
Lyndon Larry Lindsey - Trinidad Times - October 12, 2006 - Lyndon Larry Lindsey, age 69, died October 11, 2006. He was born January 1, 1937 in Chandler, OK to Marvin E. and Ida Faye (Ashcraft) Lindsey. He was married on January 24, 1959 to GaDawn (Chamberlain) in Lindsay, OK. He retired from Gates Rubber Company after working for 35 years. He was a Deacon at the First Southern Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife GaDawn, daughters Kelle (Greg) Schwartz, Aurora, CO; Kristi Lindsey, San Antonio, TX; and Karen (Dan) Brumitt, Aurora, CO; grandchildren Morgan Kramer, Zachary Kramer, Bryan Schwartz, Jordan Schwartz, Jeffrey Arbuckle; great-grandchildren Riley Earl and Isaac Kramer and numerous relatives and friends. Visitation will be Friday, October 13 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Saturday, Oct. 14 at 11 a.m. at the First Southern Baptist Church in Trinidad, with Pastor Dave Cook officiating. Graveside services will be Monday, October 16, at 11 a.m. at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Littleton, CO. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Lindsley, Frances H.
Frances H. Goetzel Lindsley - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2009 - Frances H. Goetzel Lindsley, 93, of Fort Collins, passed away Feb. 13, 2009. She was born on Dec. 4, 1915, in the Bracewell District of Weld County, Colo., to Joseph and Flora Jessie Wadlin Goetzel. She was a 1933 graduate of Laboratory High School and a 1937 graduate of Colorado State Teachers College, with a degree in business education and economics. She taught high school in Elkhart, Kan., from 1937-1940. She married George Frederick Lindsley on May 26, 1940. In the true American spirit, she supported the American World War II effort by working at Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kan., from 1942-1945. She was a homemaker in Pueblo from 1952-2003, when she moved to Fort Collins, Colo. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Pueblo, Colo. Survivors, daughters, Lorene Jimenez and husband, John, of Fort Collins and Norma Thomason and husband, Jim, of Baton Rouge, La; grandchildren, Shelli Riedesel of Big Fork, Mont., and Craig Henderson of Fruita, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Caden and Caleb Riedesel and Willa Henderson; and sisters, Dorothy Pope of Pueblo, Colo., and Mary Blake of Chattanooga, Tenn. Preceded in death by parents and husband. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, at Allnutt Macy Chapel, with reception to follow. Inurnment, 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo, Colo. Memorials may be made to Weld or Larimer County Hospice c/o Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13th St., Greeley, CO 80631.

Lindvay, Michael W.
Michael W. Lindvay - Pueblo Chieftain - December 2, 2012 - Michael W. Lindvay, 97, passed away Nov. 29, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; daughter, Kathy Wilson and numerous other family members. He is survived by his son, Michael ' Mick'  (Glendine ' Glen'  Mell) Lindvay; son' “in-law, Tim Triggs; grandchildren, Michael ' Mick'  (Emma) Lindvay, Anne (Rob) Havlovick and Jermaine Wilson; great-grandchildren, Jayda Wilson, Jae-Lyn Wilson, Jermaine Wilson, Kennedy Lindvay and Michael Lindvay; sister, Agnes Evans and numerous other relatives. Michael served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was in the Normandy landing. He later retired from CF&I. He loved cats, gardening and raised beautiful geraniums. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to the Frontier Hospice through the funeral home office. Memorial service, 10a.m. Tuesday, at the George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Inurnment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Ling, Robert
Robert ' Bob'  Ling - Trinidad Times Independent - November 16, 2012 - Robert ' Bob' Ling, Viet Nam veteran - Robert ' Bob'  Ling, proud Viet Nam veteran passed away at the VA Hospital in Denver Veteran' s Day, Nov. 11, 2012. He was 67. Visitation will be Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, from 2 p.m. ' “ 7 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow with graveside services conducted by the United State Naval Honor Guard. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to the Robert Ling Memorial Fund, First National Bank, 100 E. Main St. Trinidad, Co. 81082. Complete obit to follow. Arrangements are pending and will be announced later by the Comi Funeral Home.

Ling, Yi
Yi Ling - Rocky Mountain News - December 9, 1895 - Yi Ling' s Sufferings - They Came to an End at the County Hospital - After making his last will and testament and consigning his soul to the care and keeping of the Celestial gods, Yi Ling, who was fatally injured in a brutal assault made upon him in his shop in Pueblo, died a few minutes after 5 o' clock last evening in the county hospital. At the death bed were assembled several of Yi Ling' s countrymen. A brother of the dying man, bowed with grief and weeping bitterly, sobbed out prayers to the great and mysterious joss in whose country the troubled soul of Ling was about to arrive. For some hours before the death scene Yi Ling was unconscious and in peaceful ignorance of the tortured writhing of his body. He knew that his death was at hand and on Friday he made his will, bequeathing all his property, which consists of a little shop in the lower part of Pueblo, to his brother. The will was drawn up by the brother and presented to Yi for signature. The document is of parchment and by its provisions Yi Chung, the brother, will become possessed of the property. Yi Chung Will Succeed - The rules of the Six companies which govern the Chinese of Colorado have been complied with and it has been positively established that Yi Chung is the brother and nearest relative in this country of Yi Ling, and he will have no difficulty in securing the property left him. Owing to the regulations enforced at the county hospital the customary death rites of the Chinese were not put into practice last night. In Chinatown, however, prayers were offered up in the joss house for the safe passage to the other world of the spirit of Yi Ling, scented punk is being burned and mourners are in attendance at the sacred shrine. The manner of the death of Yi Ling has been the subject of a great deal of talk and muttered imprecations against his slayer among the Chinese of Chinatown. The funeral of the deceased will therefore call for extraordinary ceremonies. The Chinese of Denver will doubtless conduct the funeral and the remains of Ling will be laid away in mother earth with a display that has attended but few cases of death of Chinese in this city. Story of the Assault - Yi Ling sustained his fatal injury on the night of November 13. He was in his shop taking his evening meal when two white men, Charles Oleson and E. E. Thomas, entered. Oleson demanded his washing and the Chinaman told him that he had not left it at the shop. The Chinaman argued in half intelligible English that he had never seen the washing referred to. A row resulted. During the progress of the scrimmage Ling was laid low. He tumbled to the floor bleeding from a great wound in his head. A heavy bowl, thrown at his head, had crushed his skull. The attention of officers was called to the disturbance and Oleson was locked up in the Pueblo jail. A stone was found in his pocket when he was searched at the jail, which indicates that he had prepared himself for trouble, and it was suspected that he was the party to the row who hurled the fatal missile. On the morning following the night of the fray Oleson was arraigned in the police court, fined 50 cents and costs for disturbance and released. In the testimony presented at court several witnesses swore that E. E. Thomas, the companion of Oleson, threw the bowl, and if this is the truth there will be no need for further investigation of the affair. Thomas was employed as a teamster. A week after the occurrence at the Chinaman' s shop Thomas met a sudden and awful death. He was unloading coal from a car when he slipped and was killed almost instantly by the fall. Yi Ling was sent to Denver last Wednesday by John Bennett, a medical student of the State university. Bennett understands the Chinese language and he took considerable interest in Ling' s sad case. Rocky Mountain News - December 12, 1895 - Inquest Started - Pueblo, Colo., Dec. 11 - Coroner Fitzpatrick commenced an inquest today over the body of Yi Ling, a Pueblo Chinaman who died in Denver Sunday, over whose body quite a contention arose between the officials of Arapahoe and Pueblo counties. Very little material testimony was introduced today, most of the witnesses being Chinamen, who were, however, of the belief that the man who assaulted Yi Ling has left the city. The examination will be concluded tomorrow. Rocky Mountain News - January 30, 1896 - Trial of Olsen - Pueblo, Colo., Jan. 29 - It was developed at the trial of Olson today, who is accused of the murder of Ye Ton, the Pueblo Chinaman, who was hurt in Pueblo and died in Denver in December last, that the hitherto unknown man who threw the stone at the Chinaman which fractured his skull was one Charles Mellon. This was elicited from Olson when he took the stand in his own defense this afternoon at the conclusion of the state's evidence. The trial will probably be completed tomorrow. In addition to the Pueblo witnesses there are five or six persons here from Denver who will testify.

Link, Alvin F.
Alvin F. ' Al'  Link - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 2012 - Alvin F. ' Al'  Link, 77, passed away Aug. 9, 2012. Survived by his wife, Barbara A. Link; children, Deb Adamsbraasch, David Link (Mary) and Mike Harris (Steve); brothers, Dave (Sandy), Ron (Sandy) and Frank (Constance Peebles); grandchildren, Richard, John (Cat), Hannah, Lucas and Sarah; great-grandchildren, Crimson, Myrakle and Adryn; seven nephews; four nieces; several great-nephews and nieces; numerous other family and friends. Preceded in death by his daughter, Kathleen; parents, Vallie and Mildred; and brothers, Chuck and Ed. Al was born April 3, 1935, on the family farm near Piqua, Kan. He was a civil/structural engineer for CF&I from 1967 until his retirement in 1991. He then worked for his own company, Pueblo Blue, as a professional design and structural engineer. He was a member of the Coalition of Pueblo Engineers. Al was an active member of Pueblo Charter Lions Club since 1972. He served in several offices of the club, including the Youth Exchange Chairman for many years. Al was recently awarded ' life member'  status. He also was a member of B.P.O. Elks No. 90 and numerous groups and organizations. There will be no viewing. Cremation at Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Following the service, we will continue the celebration of his life at the Zebulon Pike area of the Riverwalk. Please bring pictures or other memories to share. Al appreciated good foods, so if you have a favorite snack or finger food, please bring it with you. The memorials may be made to American Cancer Society through the funeral home.

Link, Lula Mae
Lula Mae Link - Trinidad Times - December 5, 2006 - Lula Mae Link, 90, died Nov. 26, 2006 in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. She was born Oct. 24, 1916 in Sargents, Colo. to Ulyssses A. and Mable Alice (Mcconnell) Elwood. She was married to Wilbur Jess Link on Sept. 27, 1936 in Pueblo, Colo. She attended school in Monte Vista, Colo. before she met and married Wilbur. They moved to Trinidad and she lived in Trinidad for the next 68 years. She was a homemaker who raised three children and cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved having them around and when they called she always asked when they could come down to visit her. She volunteered at the Colorado Welcome Center for 10 years, at Mt. San Rafael Hospital for 15 years and at the Mitchell Museum for 10 years. At the welcome center she had logged over 6,000 volunteer hours and had been named the Senior Citizen of the year. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Jean Annette and her husband Wilbur. She is survived by her sons: James (Barbara) Link, Alta Loma, Calif.; John (Marion) Link, Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughter Janet (Willie) Lowther, Fowler, Colo.; grandchildren Kenneth, Kari, Kristi, Mark & Jason: great-grandchildren Brittany, Alexa, Christopher, Darin, Austin, Amber, Taylor, Cannon & Palmer. Pallbearers will be Chad Cook, Christopher Cook, Mark Lowther, Jason Link, Dan Elwood, Bill Cox and Darin Cook. Visitation will be Thursday Nov. 30, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Friday Dec, 1 at 10 am at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with Pastor Sam Madrid officiating. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

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

Linnebur, David Earl
David Earl Linnebur - Pueblo Chieftain - May 9, 2011 - David Earl Linnebur, 56, passed away May 4, 2011. Survived by his wife of 35 years, Cynthia (Jandt) Linnebur; children, Angela (Craig) Cole of Chula Vista, Calif., Emily Linnebur of Virginia Beach, Va., Jared Linnebur of Beulah and Brandon Linnebur of Beulah; grandchildren, Donovan Cole and MacKenzie Cole; parents, Earl and Helen Linnebur of Roggen, Colo.; siblings, Teresa (Jeff) Reckard of Fort Lupton, Colo., Karen (Dan) Westhoff of Littleton, Colo., Sharon (Steve) Erker of Wiggins, Colo., Josie Linnebur of Fort Collins and Tony (Sharon) Linnebur of Roggen; and numerous nieces and nephews. David worked at Pine Drive Telephone in Beulah and in the telephone/cable industry for over 30 years. He will be deeply missed by all family and friends. Service, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Beulah Community Center. An additional service will be held in Roggen, Colo., later in the week. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests that donations in memory of David be made to the Beulah Valley EMTs.

Linschied, Walter Wayne
Walter Wayne Linschied - Pueblo Chieftain - May 8, 2011 - Walter Wayne Linschied was born deceased, on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at 1:02 a.m., at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center to Wade and Jennifer Linschied. He weighed 28 grams and measured 5 inches long. He was just shy of 1 ounce, but he was loved beyond measure. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Linville, Dortha Christina
Dortha Christina Larsen Linville - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 2010 - Dortha Christina Larsen Linville, 96, longtime Fowler resident, died July 11, 2010, in Greeley, Colo., at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Eva (Alan) Wilson. She was born in Fowler on April 3, 1914, to Hans Christian and Anna Dortha Rasmussen Larsen. She married Chester Linville on March 29, 1942. They were former co-owners of Linville Produce Co. and built the Sesepa Motel in Fowler. She was preceded in death by parents, husband, siblings and her two sons, Donald and Robert. She is survived by daughter, Eva (Alan) Wilson; and daughter-in-law, Eileen Linville; their children and grandchildren. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, Fowler Christian Church. Memorials to Bethel Church for Missions and may be sent in care of Griffy Family Funeral Home.

Lipitz, Jennie
Jennie Lipitz - Pueblo Chieftain - May 9, 2012 - Jennie Lipitz, 80, born to John and Margaret Tomsick Lipitz in DeLagua, Colo., on Sept. 8, 1931, passed away May 7, 2012, in Pueblo, Colo. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, John Lipitz. Jennie is survived by nephews, Dave (Judy) Lipitz, Tom (June) Lipitz; niece, Shirley Kovacich; sister, Velma Kovacich; sister-in-law, Nellie ' Dema'  Lipitz; and many family and friends. Jennie was employed at St. Mary-Corwin for 42 years before her retirement. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Church. Visitation, 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 10, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2012, St. Mary Church, 307 E. Mesa, Pueblo. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Lipitz, John
John Lipitz - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 2011 - John Lipitz, 82, was born May 31, 1929, in Delagua, Colo., and passed away June 18, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Margaret Lipitz; and his first wife, Betty. He is survived by his wife, Nellie (Dema); sisters, Jennie Lipitz, Velma Kovacich; sons, Dave (Judy) Lipitz, Tom (June) Lipitz; stepchildren, Robert (Paula) Marshall, Sherry (Ray) Wolff, Roger (Stormy) Marshall, Shannon (Connie) Marshall; numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. John served in the Army during the Korean War and retired from the CF&I blacksmith shop after 46 years of service. He was a member of the FOE Lodge 3367, Moose Lodge No. 19, American Legion Post No. 2 and a member of St. Mary Church. He enjoyed fishing, camping, bowling, playing pool, auto racing and Broncos football. In lieu of food, memorials may be made to St. Mary Church in his name or the National Kidney Foundation through the funeral home. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. today, June 21, 2011, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2011, St. Mary Church, with interment following at Roselawn Cemetery. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Liptak, Anna Margaret
Anna Margaret Liptak - Pueblo Chieftain - February 6, 2011 - Anna Margaret Liptak was born in Ellsinore, Mo., on May 23, 1913. She departed this life on Feb. 4, 2011. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 55 years, Steve Liptak; parents, Mary and Andrew Schwab; sister, Mary Trenchak; brothers, John, Andy, Bill and Mike Schwab; and grandson, Tim Sweeney. She is survived by her sister, Julia Cox of Los Angeles, Calif.; daughters, Mary Ann (Gene) Sell, Patricia (Joe) Sweeney, Stephany Liptak, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Katie (Andy) Unrein of Scotts Bluff, Neb., Andy Sell of Pueblo, Jenny (Tim) Brown of Colorado Springs; great-grandchildren, Sara and Evan Unrein; and various nieces and nephews. Anna had a green thumb and delighted in working in her vegetable and flower gardens. She loved to cook, make home-made wine and embroidery. She was known for her kind and gentle spirit and her love of family. The family wishes to express special thanks to the loving and compassionate staff of Sharmar Village. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to charity of your choice. Visitation, 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, Our Lady of the Meadows, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Liptak, Edward Mark
Ed Liptak - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2013 - Ed Liptak, 88, passed away May 20, 2013, at the Colorado State Veterans Home in Walsenburg, Colo., where he had resided for the last three years. He graduated from Central High School Class of ' 42 in Pueblo, Colo., where he also retired from CF&I steel mill after 42 years as a packer/operator in the nail room. He proudly served in the Navy for three years during WWII as an electrician on the USS General Pope, where he visited many exotic ports. His knowledge of geography was remarkable as a student and throughout his life. He was a member of VFW, Jednota and Eagles 145 and was a great dancer who loved to polka. He was also an enthusiastic fisherman who took his sons to Rye, San Isabel, Canon City, Salida and other fishing spots. He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Dorothy Jean Rutar, his best dance partner who he met at the Veterans Tavern. Dorothy gave Ed six boys: George (Marilyn), Ed (Maggie), Frank (Lynda), Ray (Patricia), Denney (Michelle) and Paul (Debbie). Dorothy and Ed have 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Ed is survived by his siblings, Stephany, Betty and David; and several nieces and nephews and many friends. Ed helped construct their first home on Pueblo's East Side and later moved to Pueblo West before going to Pueblo's North Side. He always grew a garden and fruit trees wherever they lived and generously shared his produce with neighbors and friends. He also loved to go to garage sales and meet people. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, at George McCarthy Chapel, 400 Broadway, Pueblo. Reception to follow at noon at the Primrose Rendezvous Room on the third floor at 5055 Outlook Blvd. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to PAWS for Life, Animal Welfare and Protection Society.

Liptak, John Bede
John Bede Liptak - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2013 - John Bede Liptak, 92, passed away May 14, 2013, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, Larene; children, John Brian (Connie) of Carol Stream, Ill, Gregory Scott (Dianne) of Pueblo and Rebecca Sue (Leonard) Kanonik of Larkspur, Colo.; granddaughter, Carolina (Ryan) Mahrle of Illinois; siblings, Edward (Dorthy), David, Stephany (Charles) Campbell and Betty Sprague; nieces, Barbara Liptak, Sharon Sisneros, and L' Jeane Fairbourn; as well as numerous other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Anna Liptak; and siblings, Steve Liptak, Ann Pavol, Margret Novak and Mary Liptak. He graduated from Central High School in 1938. He attended the local community college, specializing in carpentry which was his second love. John served in the U.S. Army (World War II, Aug. 3, 1943 to Nov. 3, 1945). He received Commendation on Performance of Duty for Normandy and European Campaigns, Jubille of Liberty Medal and anniversary of D-Day participants. He reached the rank of Technician Fifth Grade. After the service, in 1947, he met his soul mate at a dance at St. Joseph Lodge. They married Nov. 6, 1948, at St. Anthony' s Church and continued to dance their way through 65 years of married bliss. He built one home in Pueblo and then moved to the mesa where he built his second home. He was a member of St. Joseph Church since 1957 where he was actively involved in building campaigns, school board and Holy Name Society. John was in grocery management, retiring in 1983. He had a green thumb, growing a garden every year. He relished weekend trips to his mountain and enjoyed every occasion to be with his family and friends. He was a kind and gentle man with a unique ' special'  smile which will be greatly missed. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the St. Joseph' s Building Fund in John' s memory. Visitation, 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 20, 2013, followed by funeral Mass, 10 a.m., St. Joseph Church. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Lira, Armando
Armando Lira - Alameda Times - October 3, 2004 - Armando Lira passed away Monday, September 27, 2004, at 85. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Anna Lira of Fremont. Loving father and father-in-law to Richard and Gretchen Lira of San Mateo; Ron and Nancy Lira of Harrah, Okla.; and Larry and Marilyn Lira of Fremont. Cherished brother to Caroline Cunico of Trinidad, Colo. Adoring grandfather to Melissa Lira of Fremont. Born on February 8, 1919, in Sopris, Colorado. Armando served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a civil servant contracts officer for the U.S. Navy for 32 years. He loved woodworking, crafts and gardening. He was a great handyman who could fix anything. Loved to take nature walks along Alameda Creek and enjoyed dancing, square dancing and round dancing. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, October 1, 2004, 9:30 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 37588 Fremont Blvd. Burial and military honors to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward. Donations can be made to Holy Spirit Building Fund at 37588 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA 94536, or the charity of your choice.

Lira, Barbara LeAnne
Barbara LeAnne Lira - Pueblo Chieftain - September 2, 2009 - Barbara LeAnne Lira, 69, passed away Aug. 30, 2009. Survived by her husband of 20 years, Nathan L. Lira; daughter, Lara Hays of Pueblo; brother, David (Carol) Evans of Oxnard, Calif.; special friend, Bill Koen; numerous nieces and nephews. Barbara also dearly loved her three puppies, Bicho, Dolly and Shelly. Preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Marjorie Evans; and sister, Janice Stavast. Barbara was born Feb. 13, 1940, in Omaha, Neb. She worked as a quality control supervisor for the Martin Company. She also worked at Wayne' s Caravan and Porky' s Bar as a bartender. Barbara loved to cook, enjoyed carpentry work and going fishing. She loved the outdoors and looked forward to spring each year since she enjoyed planting flowers. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at Christ the King, 1708 Horseshoe Dr., with Msgr. Tom Adrians V.G., as celebrant. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors.

Lira, Donald
Donald Lira - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 2012 - Donald Lira, 76, passed away March 12, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 50 years, Cecilia Lira; children, Don M. (Suzanne M.) Lira and Renee (Jamie) Green; grandchildren, Kayla Rae Green, Dominic C. Lira, Sarah Lira and Daniel Lira. He also is survived by numerous cousins and friends. Donald served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired from teaching at Centennial High school in 1997. He was a member of The Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 12720, K of C Assembly 2977, and the Sky Corral RC Club. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today, Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. today, with Mass, 2 p.m. Monday; both at The Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to St. Therese Catholic School Scholarship Fund. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Litcher, William
William Litcher - Rocky Mountain News - May 21, 1883 - State at Large - Dr. T. A. Duke, of Pueblo, died on Friday. William Litcher also ceased to exist.

Litchfield, Elizabeth
Elizabeth "Frances" Litchfield - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2009 - Elizabeth "Frances" Litchfield, 88, passed away on Jan. 7, 2009. A lifetime resident of Pueblo. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles Alfred Litchfield, to whom she was married for 50 years. Survived by a daughter, Jacqueline Elaine (Robert) Haney of Pueblo; granddaughters, Kristi, Kerri and Katlyn; great-grandchildren, Kayli and Jaymi; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Member of First Presbyterian Church, past member of Rainbow Girls, where she served as treasurer, and charter member of Professional Secretaries International (1955) where she served as president and treasurer. She also served as president of the Colorado, Wyoming and Montana Division. She served in the secretarial field 53 years. There will be no viewing. Service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Private interment, Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of donor' s choice in Frances' name.

Littig, Patricia Ann
Patricia Ann Littig - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2009 - Patricia Ann Littig, 66, passed away Nov. 13, 2009. Preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Rose Essmeier. Survived by her husband, Gerald L. Littig; son, Richard R. Littig of Sweeden, Ky.; sister, Rena Sue (Jim) Fish of Germany; grandson, David Littig of Pueblo; brothers and sisters- in-law, Lila Dangel, Ray (Dorothy) Littig, Ethel Hancock, Loy (Arlen Hayes) Smith, Nancy Heiliger, Debbie (Frank) Breece, Sharon (Bruce) Harper, Randy (Maxine) Littig; and many nieces and nephews. Patricia was born in Leadville, Colo., on March 25, 1943. Special thanks to the nurses at Parkview Medical Center on 3 South West. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Rick Calhoun officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arthritis Foundation and American Cancer Society through the funeral home.

Little, Murray Reed Sr.
Murray Reed Little Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 2012 - Murray Reed Little Sr. passed away unexpectedly in Portland, Ore., at the age of 84, on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. Murray was born in Pueblo, Colo., the son of Murray W. and Anna Faye Harris Little. He grew up on the Butler Ranch, where both his father and his grandfather had been foremen. Murray graduated from Central High School in 1946 and participated in the ROTC Bugle Corps. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1948 and received an honorable discharge in April 1952, with the rank of master sergeant. Murray and Sadie Lee Melton married in 1948. They had two children, M. Reed Jr. (Lynne) of Baltimore, Md., and Melody Anne Ross (Bob) of Portland, Ore. Murray had many wives (some twice), all of whom he loved. For many years Murray lived in Pueblo, Colo., around the Southwest U.S., and spent his last decades in Oregon, surrounded by family. He is remembered lovingly by many, including his son and daughter and their spouses. He also is survived by grandsons, Jacob D.C. Ross (Amy), William M. Ross (Roxanne); as well as his beloved great-grandson, Lincoln. Murray was eagerly awaiting the arrival of his great- granddaughter, Ella Hope. He also leaves behind his faithful dog, Tootsie Roll, who always joined him when Murray hit the road. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Don; his grandson, Corbin; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Murray proudly worked for the Pueblo Fire Department for more than 20 years, and ended his firefighting career as house captain of Station 1. He cherished his colleagues from the PFD. Murray very much enjoyed spending time connecting with his family members and friends throughout his life. He never met a stranger, enjoyed conversing with everyone, and was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone. Murray was proud of his Scottish heritage. He was an active, award-winning volunteer with the Multiple Sclerosis Association of Colorado and in Portland, Ore. There will be a memorial service at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at the SMILE Station, 8210 S.E. 13th Ave., Portland, OR 97202. Murray also will be remembered at a March 30, 2013, memorial service in Pueblo, Colo. Details will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation, in Murray' s name, to your favorite charity.

Lively, Charles Richard
Charles Richard Lively - San Francisco Chronicle - August 25, 2004 - Charles Richard Lively, 73, of Grapeview, WA, died Friday, August 20, 2004 at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA. Mr. Lively was born February 13, 1931 in Joplin, MO, to William and Frances (Gibbs) Lively. He had been a longtime resident of Reno, NV, and San Francisco, CA, before moving to Grapeview, WA, 14 years ago. He was married to the former Mary A. Tervort who preceded him in death in 2003. Charles had served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. While in the Bay Area he worked for San Mateo County as a deputy sheriff. He was a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans and served as commander of American Legion Post #3, Olympia, WA. Mr. Lively is survived by five daughters, Leslie Jean Lively-Law, Colorado City, CO; Bette Grant, Buckley, WA; Kitty Stephens, Blachly, OR; Charlene Sue Lively, Grapeview, WA; and Bonnie Providenza of Beaverton, OR; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, August 26, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th St., Kent, WA 98042.

Livingston, Ila Hanna
Ila Livingston - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 2012 - Ila Livingston, 90, died in Pueblo, burial in Mississippi. Memory Chapel Funeral Home - September 20, 2012 - Ila Hanna Livingston, (May 10, 1922 - September 10, 2012) - Ila Hanna Livingston, 90, born May 10, 1922 in Laurel, MS died September 10, 2012. Funeral services will be held at Philadelphia United Methodist Church in Heidelberg, Saturday, September 22 at 10 a.m. The body will be placed in the church at 9 a.m. Saturday. She is survived by her grandchildren, April Livingston Bowen, Chris Livingston and his wife Jenny; and her five great-grandchildren: Rachel and Nate Bowen; and Ryan, Grant and Olivia Livingston. She is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Rubin ' Buck'  Livingston; her beloved son, Ivy; her parents, James and Cora Hanna; five brothers, James, Ovvie, Gwen, Ivah and Euel; and two sisters, Virginia Hanna and Lessie Jenkins. Ila was a retired Postmaster from Heidelberg. She was a long-time member of Philadelphia United Methodist Church in Heidelberg, serving as a Sunday School Teacher and member of the Church Choir. She served as a Methodist Youth Fellowship Counselor for more than 30 years and as a delegate to the Methodist District Conference. She also held many offices in the American Legion Auxiliary over the years. Visitation will be held at Memory Chapel in Laurel, Friday September 21 from 5 until 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to Philadelphia United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund or Philadelphia United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Llewellyn, Pamela
Pamela Llewellyn - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 2010 - Pamela Llewellyn, 50, Hoffman Estates, Ill., formerly of Pueblo, May 8. Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary, Littleton. Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 2010 - Pamela Llewellyn, 50, of Hoffman Estates, Ill., and a Pueblo, Colo., native. Survived by mother, Corrine Tekavec. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15, 2010, Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary, 6601 S. Colorado Blvd., Littleton, CO 80121.

Lloyd, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Gorman Lloyd - Trinidad Times Independent - August 17, 2012 - Elizabeth Gorman Lloyd, Arthur Johnson Memorial Library - Elizabeth (Betty) Gorman Lloyd, 82, of Albuquerque, passed away at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 10, 2012, at Albuquerque' s Ana Kaseman Hospital after a short illness. Betty was born in Trinidad Jan. 4, 1930, to Matthew and Lois Gorman. Part of her early childhood was spent with her family on the slopes of 12,441-foot Baldy Mountain in northern New Mexico while her dad performed mine superintendent duties with the Aztec gold mining operations. She married Stanley Adam Lloyd Dec. 21, 1949, in Trinidad. Survivors include her sister Margret Neeley of Petaluma, Calif.; son Michael William Lloyd and wife Amy of Albuquerque, N.M.; daughter Karen Lee Baltzley and husband Doug of Santa Fe, N.M.; four grandchildren, Jason Baltzley, Sarah Kanafani, Megan Lloyd and Rebecca Lloyd; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Stan, of 56 years and her daughter Lois Ann. Betty was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Raton, and P.E.O. Chapter N. She retired from the Raton Arthur Johnson Memorial Library after serving as a librarian for 21 years, of which many of those years were in the capacity as head librarian. Betty had a deep appreciation for books and education. As a librarian, she inspired many young people over the years towards the same appreciation through her passion and ongoing dedicated efforts. She graduated from Trinidad State Junior College with an Associate' s Degree in Business with follow-on employment at Los Alamos National Laboratory during World War II. She received the Raton Business and Professional Women' s Club ' Woman of the Year'  award in 1982 for her achievements in the betterment of her community. Betty was also named the ' Librarian of the Year'  for New Mexico in 1985 by the New Mexico Library Association. Upon her retirement, she took great pride in serving with her husband as managers of the Raton Hunger Pantry and volunteering as hosts at the Sugarite State Park Visitor' s Center. She was a very caring and giving woman who showed great compassion for everyone she met. She and her husband Stan loved their life in Raton and found great joy in all their many friends, young and old, who resided there. She was an extraordinary daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and aunt with a great sense of humor who graciously sacrificed much for her family. She will be greatly missed. A church service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Raton Saturday, Aug. 18, at 1 p.m. with a private interment at Fairmont Cemetery. A separate remembrance memorial in honor of Betty will be held at 6305 Sumac Dr., NW, Albuquerque, on Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be sent to Raton Arthur Johnson Memorial Library or to the P.E.O. Chapter N. Arrangements by French Mortuary of Albuquerque. Please visit our online guestbook for Betty at www.RememberTheirStory.com.

Loader, Dinah Priscilla
Dinah Priscilla Loader - Pueblo Chieftain - January 4, 2013 - Dinah Priscilla Loader, 62, went to be with the Lord Jan. 1, 2013, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Dinah was born June 2, 1950, in Pueblo, Colo., to George and Carmen Maldonado, who preceded her in death. She graduated from nursing school in 1968. On Nov. 24, 1969, Dinah was united in marriage to Lonnie ' Toad'  Loader. She joined Toad in their construction business, Loader Construction in 1970, and had hauled clay for Summit Brick of Pueblo since 1982. She loved spending time with her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Lonnie ' Toad'  Loader; daughters, Liana (Scott) Hileman, Jaime (Michael) Vandenburg and Cassie Loader; grandchildren, Keyona, Keyara and Seth Vandenburg and Sydney Hileman; brothers, Ron (Betty) Maldonado, Leroy Maldonado, John Maldonado; sister, Louise (Dale) Young; sisters-in-law, Brenilda Maldonado and Debbie Loader. She also was preceded in death by her son, Clinton Lance Loader; brother, Jimmy Maldonado; nephew, Leroy Paul Maldonado II; sisters-in-law, Bernice Delduco, Georgia Maldonado, Deanna Jackson; brother-in-law, Ronnie ' Pud'  Loader; and baby, Ronnie Loader. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 9 a.m., with visitation to follow until the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Florence, Colo. Interment will follow at Beaver Park Cemetery in Penrose, Colo. A reception will follow from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Florence. Arrangements handled through Holt Family Florence Historic Funeral Home.

Lobato, John Bautista Jr.
John Bautista Lobato Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 2012 - John Bautista Lobato Jr., 87, longtime resident of Pueblo, died Aug. 12, 2012, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. He was born on Aug. 25, 1924, in Manassa, Colo., to Juan Batista and Noemi Garcia Lobato. He retired from the CF&I Tube Mill after 28 years in 1983. John is survived by his sons and their wives, David (Mandy) Lobato, Arthur (Sherry) Lobato, John (Frances) Lobato III, Anthony Lobato, Thomas (Patty) Lobato; stepson, Edward Kochman; brother, Adolph (Velma) Lobato; sisters, Noemi Garcia, Azucena (Fred) Velasquez, Margaret (Augustine) DeHerrera, Elizabeth (Alex) Romero, Aaronella (Eppie) Perea; and close friend, Rosella Jimenez; also by 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by both of his parents; his wife of 28 years, Stella Louise Lobato; his daughter, Phyllis Marie Lobato; and three brothers, Ignacio L. Lobato, Paul M. Lobato and Anastacio J. Lobato. The recitation of the rosary will be at 8 p.m. today, with memorial Mass at 11 a.m. Thursday, both at Holy Family Parish. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family requests donations to Meals on Wheels in the name of John Lobato in lieu of flowers.

Lobato, Joseph A. Jr.
Joseph A. Lobato Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2009 - Joseph A. Lobato Jr. passed away March 13, 2009. Born Dec. 24, 1954, in Fowler, Colo., and raised in Avondale, Colo., Joe was a 1972 Pueblo County High School graduate. Joe lived and worked in Denver, Colo., as an educator for nonprofit agencies. Joe received his master's degree in education from Colorado Christian College. Survived by siblings, Margaret (Dave) Bolte, Bathgate, N.D., Linda (Louis) Elster, Littleton, Colo., and Kathy (Mario) Ramirez, Newton, Iowa; and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, uncles and aunts. Private services were held. Joe was dedicated and committed to his family, especially being a caring uncle. He will be remembered for his kind heart and good humor.

Lobato, Phillip Arthur
Phillip Arthur Lobato - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2013 - Phillip Arthur Lobato, 51, a lifetime Puebloan, passed away peacefully Jan. 23, 2013. He was born Dec. 27, 1961, to Alonzo Lobato and Angie (Villanueva) Lobato. ' Felipe,'  as he was known to family and friends, enjoyed working on cars. He loved ' 57 Chevys, boxing, but most of all, spending quality time with his family. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Celso Lobato and Severa Padilla, Nasario and Esperanza Villanueva. He is survived by his parents, Alonzo Lobato and Angie Lobato; his siblings, Gas (Martha) Lobato of San Luis, Colo., Angela (Eugene) Mares and Michael (Diana) Lobato, both of Pueblo; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends to include Ronnie Urban and Tomas LeDoux. Special thanks to Dr. Dygert and staff at Spanish Peaks for your care of Phillip, and all his friends from the Southside Blocks. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Friday, St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Father Jose Vigil as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following burial rites.

Lochard, Gary S.
Gary S. Lochard - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2009 - Gary S. Lochard, age 54, passed away unexpectedly on June 17, 2009, at his home in Pueblo, Colo. He was born on Oct. 5, 1954, in Pueblo, Colo., to Charles and Joann Lochard. His life will be celebrated in private at the family home in Trinidad, Colo. He is survived by his mother, Joann Lochard of Trinidad, Colo., seven brothers and sisters, Larry Lochard of St. Louis, Mo., Sharon and Joe Martorano of Fort Collins, Colo., Dennis and Marynell Lochard of Windsor, Colo., Charley and Natsue Lochard of Trinidad, Colo., Judy and Delos Faivre of Austin, Texas, John Lochard of Wellington, Colo., and Jim and Colleen Lochard of McConnells, S.C.; and 12 nieces and nephews.

Lockman, Larry Lee
Larry Lee Lockman - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2012 - Larry Lee Lockman, 70. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Lockwood, M.
M. Lockwood - Rocky Mountain News - January 5, 1881 - Rio Grande - Cold Weather Around the Arkansas Canon - Pinon - M. Lockwood, one of the earliest ranchmen in this section of the country, died very suddenly yesterday morning.

Lodwick, Marjorie Buxton
Marjorie Buxton Lodwick - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2013 - Marjorie Buxton Lodwick, 89, a Pueblo resident since 2006, died at her home on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. Preceded in death by her husband, James Lodwick; parents, Harold and Martha Buxton; and granddaughter, Karen Hufton. Survived by her children, Brynn (Larry) Hufton and James (Mary Kay) Lodwick Jr.; grandchildren, David and Donna Hufton, Marjie and Carter Lodwick; sister, Barbara Snyder; sister-in-law, Jean Lodwick; and numerous nieces and nephews. Marjorie was born Feb. 4, 1924, in Indianapolis, Ind. She served in the Navy as a WAVE from 1944 to 1946. After graduating from Midwestern College in Denison, Iowa, she taught Language Arts for 20 years at Manning Middle School in Iowa. Marj was a member of PEO, AAUW, Friday Club and Iowa Retired School Personnel Association. She was a kind person with a good sense of humor who always preferred to see the positive in life. Marj played bridge and loved to travel throughout the world. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ Scientist. The family would like to thank Wynwood Brookdale Senior Living and Frontier Hospice for their wonderful care. A graveside service will be held at Oakland Cemetery in Denison, Iowa. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to First Church of Christ Scientist, or to Frontier Hospice, both in Pueblo, through the funeral home.

Loeffler, Leonard J.
Leonard J. ' Lefty'  Loeffler - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2011 - Leonard J. ' Lefty'  Loeffler, 88, was born June 12, 1922, in Pueblo, and passed away at 11:11 a.m., May 14, 2011, in Denver. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard ' Len'  and Erma Loeffler; and by his daughter, Karen Allen. Survived by children, Karol (Nick Lundy) Loeffler, Linda Loeffler; and son-in-law Larry Hays and L.J. Loeffler III. Also survived by grandson, Bill (Teresa) Allen; sister, Cecelia Dennerline; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, many friends, and his very special friend, his beloved dog, Mitzi. Lefty was a retired ironworker and was a life member of Ironworkers local 750. He was noted for his expertise in the field of structural iron. Lefty graduated from Central High School in 1946 and served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Little Rock. He was a member of the USS Little Rock Association and was an original plank owner. Cremation, with a memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, TG McCarthy Funeral Home. There will be a reception following the service at Klamm' s Shell Bar and Restaurant, 424 W. Northern Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Denver Hospice, 8299 E. Lowry Blvd., Denver, CO 80230. Arrangements by TG McCarthy Funeral Home.

Loftis, William Thomas
William Thomas Loftis - Denver Evening Post - August 30, 1897 - Died of Lockjaw - William Thomas Loftis, aged 21 years, died yesterday at the home of his parents, 525 South Twelfth street, from lockjaw. About three weeks ago Loftis stepped on a rusty nail, but the injury soon healed and no more attention was paid to it. Ten days ago indications of lockjaw was noticeable and Drs. Pershing and Devlin were called in, but the patient grew rapidly worse until death relieved him of his suffering. The deceased was the son of Thomas Loftis, the well-known engineer, who has been in Colorado for the past twenty-five years. The deceased was born in Hugo, Colo., and was employed in the Gulf shops at Trinidad. The arrangements for the funeral have not yet been made.

Logan, Beatrice D.
Beatrice D. Logan - Pueblo Chieftain - April 6, 1998 - Beatrice D. Logan, 95, of Pueblo went to be with the Lord on April 1, 1998. Born on Sept. 29, 1902, in Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her parents; also her loving husband, Andrew Maurice Logan; sister, Esther (Russell) Harrison; and brother, William F. (Isabelle) Daney. She is survived by son, Leland (Marjorie) Logan; granddaughter, Lynn Logan (Clarence) Chavez; twin great-grandchildren, Catherine and Connor Chavez of Los Lunas, N.M.; and numerous nephews. Beatrice retired from CF&I Business Department. Private family services at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Logan, Leland Leath
Leland ' Lee'  Leath Logan - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 2011 - Leland ' Lee'  Leath Logan. Born to Maurice and Beatrice Logan on Oct. 10, 1926, passed away on Nov. 5, 2011. Left to mourn him are his wife, Marjorie; daughter, Lynn (Clarence) Chavez; grandchildren, Connor and Catherine Chavez; and cousins, Bill and David Daney. Lee attended school in Pueblo and then spent a number of years in the Navy during WWII and Korea. He then finished his higher education years at the University of Colorado. After teaching in District 60 his entire career, he retired in 1982. Lee was a lifetime member of the Masons, Elks and Al Kaly Shrine. A citizen who dearly loved his country, we let him go into the hands of his Heavenly Father. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, Ascension Episcopal Church. Donations may be made to the Shriner' s Hospital for Children through the funeral home. Arrangements under the direction of Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Lohman, Alma Rose
Alma Rose Lohman - Trinidad Times Independent - August 30, 2010 - Alma Rose Lohman, 91, of Denver, passed Aug. 28, 2010, in Denver at Highline Nursing Home. Alma was a loving sister of nine children, a fantastic mother of three, grandmother of two, and great grandmother of one. She was laid to rest in Trinidad Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. She is survived by her brother, Alfred Mantelli and wife, Toni Mantelli of Trinidad. Her son, Richard Max Lohman (Michael) of Denver; son, Jacob Arnold Lohman (Jack) and wife, Nancy Lohman of Denver; daughter, Deborah Lohman Hartis and husband, Mike Hartis of Jacksonville N.C.; granddaughters, Kelley Hartis Bachelor and husband, Isaac Bachelor and son, Logan also of Jacksonville; Brook Lohman, Berndt and husband, Kenny Berndt of Denver. Many nieces, nephews, and friends from Denver and Trinidad gathered Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, at Comi Funeral Home Trinidad say their final farewell. Funeral Mass was held Thursday, Sept. 2, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment followed at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Lohnes, Patricia A.
Patricia A. Lohnes - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 2012 - Patricia A. Lohnes, 70, of Canon City, died Oct. 12, 2012. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Canon City, Colo. Inurnment will follow at Mountain Vale Memorial Park. Wilson Funeral Home - October 22, 2012 - The world has lost a treasure on October 12, 2012 - a true matriarch and mentor. Patricia Ann Lohnes entered this world on February 27, 1942, 1 1/2 hours before her twin brother Ralph Peter Davendonis. She stood apart even then. Living her beginning years in a small rural town, Hoosick Falls, New York, Pat learned her faith and the meaning of commitment. After completing high school, Pat married and embarked upon her most meaningful profession, motherhood. After giving birth to 5 children, Pat's life then took a new path-divorce, remarriage and a new life in Canon City, Colorado. She then settled down with the love of her life for 43 years, Charlie Lohnes. Along the way and giving birth to two more children, Pat expanded her responsibilities to a career outside the home. Her outside career lasted 20 years, until the age of 63 when she retired. Raising 7 children in her words was "my privilege." Along with 7 children, she also helped raise Lauren Haynes, her grand-daughter. Lauren was more like a daughter than a grand-daughter to Pat. Any person that had the privilege of being part of Pat's life knows how compassionate and giving she was. A true blessing from God. Pat's ability to show love was realized when her own life became riddled with cancer in 2008. An entire family, who learned unconditional love from the best, became her caregivers and support system. After a year and one-half of superb hospice care in her home and ultimately in her own bed, Pat went 'home' peacefully. Her lasting legacy is her family- husband Charlie Lohnes; children, Christopher Haynes (Conor, Cailey), Dennis Haynes (Mckenzie, Broc), Greg Haynes(Jake), Ann Berner (Lauren, John, Christopher) Trisha Hightower (Mandie, Shayna, Halie, Stephanie), Jennifer (Gerald) Lohnes, Darcy(Clint)Crites(Aura, Evelyn); along with three great grandchildren, Karley, Marilyn, Madelynn. Family and friends abound; brothers Peter (Sharon) Davendonis and Joseph(Diane) Davendonis; cousin and best friend Arlene Wysocki - all still living in Hoosick Falls, New York. Also of special note is her dear niece Nancy Devendonis and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Jann Schoenholtz Sloan and Cheryl Henderson for all that they have done for Pat. A huge void is felt by all who knew this remarkable woman. We will carry her in our lives by showing humility, strength and compassion. In this way, she will be forever. Memorial Service will be at 1:00 p.m., Friday, October 26, 2012 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Canon City, CO with Reverend Kevin Novak as Celebrant. Inurnment will follow at Mountain Vale Memorial Park. Arrangements handled through Wilson Funeral Home.

Lohrmeyer, Mary Luella
Mary Luella Lohrmeyer - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 2010 - Mary Luella Lohrmeyer, 86, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 9, 2010. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Adolph Lohrmeyer; her son, Tom Lohrmeyer; and grandchildren, Michelle Conklin and Kristopher Lohrmeyer. Lou is survived by her children, the Rev. Ken Lohrmeyer; Mary Lou (Don) Conklin, Dan (Lori) Lohrmeyer; seven grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; brother, Larry Pinneo; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing, 5:30 to 7 p.m. today, with rosary service to follow at 7 p.m., Romero Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Holy Family Catholic Church. Cremation to follow. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following the Mass of Christian Burial.

Lohrmeyer, Tom L.
Tom L. Lohrmeyer - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 2010 - Tom L. Lohrmeyer, 59, passed away peacefully on June 8, 2010. He was born to Adolph George and Mary Luella (Pinneo) Lohrmeyer on Nov. 21, 1950, in Stockton, Kan. Tom was preceded in death by his father, Adolph; grandmother, Alexander; and nephew, Kristopher Lohrmeyer. He is survived by his children, Stacy Lohrmeyer-Maldonado, Shayna Lohrmeyer, Jonathon (Rejeanna Palumbo) Lohrmeyer and Tyler (Miranda Archuleta) Lohrmeyer, all of Pueblo; mother, Mary Luella ' Lou'  Lohrmeyer; brother, the Rev. Ken Lohrmeyer of Minneapolis, Kan.; sister, Mary Lou (Don) Conklin of Boulder, Colo.; and brother, Dan (Lori Trevithic) Lohrmeyer of Colorado Springs, Colo.; grandchildren, Jennifer (Josh Hall) Jones, Kelsey Maldonado, Ethan Trujillo, Aydin Trujillo, Kaleb Lohrmeyer and Thomas Brody (Leslie) Lohrmeyer Jr.; nephew, Gregory Conklin; nieces, Cristina Conklin of Boulder, Colo., and Ashley Lohrmeyer of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and other numerous family members and many close lifelong friends. Tom graduated from Pueblo South High in 1968 and started a career with the CF&I Steel Mill in Pueblo in the 1970s continuing through the 1980s and then moving onto a career in the construction business into 2007. Tom was a very proud father and grandfather. He thoroughly enjoyed his love for fishing and motorcycles. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care Center and its wonderful staff for taking such great care of Tom and making his family feel welcome while there. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, June 19, Romero Chapel, with food and refreshments to follow at Romero Courtesy Hall. If directions are needed, please contact the funeral home. Cremation has taken place.

Loke, James L.
James L. Loke - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2011 - James L. Loke passed away after a long illness on Sept. 7, 2011. Born in Tracy, Minn., on May 1, 1948, to John and Mary Loke. He is survived by his sisters, Bonnie (Lowell) Schuster, Pat (Phil) Gleason, Helen (Jim) Gerdes and Mary Ellen (Clarence) Slama. He also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Private services were held. Interment was at St. Michael Cemetery, Milroy, Minn.

Lollar, David
David Lollar - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 2011 - David Lollar, 58, passed away June 13, 2011, after battling cancer. He is survived by his children, Mick (Elisabeth) Lollar and Mandi Lollar (Joe Medina); grandchildren, Anthony, Joseph, Ostin, Raeann, Mya; sister, Marianne Montgomery; nephew, Volney Lollar; and best friend, Marc Maddox; good friends, Eilene, and many others. David served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era, and remained in the National Guard until 1977. He was a deacon at Christian Family Fellowship Church. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Monday, June 20, 2011, New Life Bible Church, 2320 S. Prairie Ave. in Pueblo, followed by a traditional potluck dinner. At his request, cremation with inurnment in Fort Lyon National Cemetery. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Lombard, Philip A.
Philip A. Lombard - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 2009 - Philip A. Lombard, 52, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 17, 2009. He was born March 11, 1957, in Hudson, Wisc., to Philip and Idella (Yarns) Lombard. He was preceded in death by his father. Philip is survived by his children, Amanda Lombard and Zane (Trisha) Lombard; mother, Idella Lombard; grandchildren, Mason and Lilyana; sister, Ramona Lombard; and brother, Timothy (Debbie) Lombard. Philip was deeply loved and will be dearly missed.

Lombard, Priscilla D.
Priscilla D. Lombard - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 2012 - Priscilla D. Lombard, 79, passed away July 10, 2012. Survived by her children, Rose Marie (Will) Johnson of Pueblo West and Kenneth A. (Kathy) Dolgan of Pueblo; sister, Juanita Deans of Clinton, Iowa; grandchildren, Amy Haines, Christine Johnson, Jeff Dolgan and Lyndsay Dolgan; and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters. Priscilla was born to Jobe and Jesse Wooden in Stroud, Okla., on Sept. 23, 1932. She owned and operated Don' s Cafe and was a true Broncos fan! There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Service, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Long, Alexander Marvin
Alexander Marvin Long - Canon City Daily Record - October 30, 2012 - Alexander Marvin Long, 80, of Canon City, CO passed away October 28, 2012 at Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Pueblo. Marvin was born July 29, 1932 in Wichita, KS to the late Alex and Ruth Long. He married Barbara Atwood on February 23, 1951, in Pueblo, CO; she preceded him in death on November 27, 2009. Marvin was a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He worked 33 years for Climax Molybdenum Mine in Leadville, CO, and 10 years for Round Mountain Gold in Round Mountain Nevada. He was a gun enthusiast, loved hunting, fishing, and the outdoors. Mr. Long is survived by his children, Allen (Connie) Long of Leadville, CO, David Long of Grand Junction, CO, Cathy (Roger) Bodily of Hooper, UT, Cindy (Roy) Archuleta of Saguache, CO, Carolyn Long of Montrose, CO, Shawn (Paul) Moore of Pueblo West, CO, Dan (Alicia) Long of Pleasant Grove, UT, and Candice (Stan) Bray of Springville, UT; 22 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters, Rayma (Dave) Meserve, Judith (Gary) Harper, Jean (Rick) Johnson, and Jerri (Paul) Shreve, and one brother, Bruce (Barbara) Long. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Ronnie Long; and his parents. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Mary Corwin Hospital and Sangre de Cristo Hospice for the wonderful care and compassion they gave to Marvin during his illnesses. Visitation will be from 9:30 till 11:00 a.m., prior to the Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 2, 2012 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1435 Elm Avenue in Canon City, CO. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery. Arrangements handled through Wilson Funeral Home.

Long, Barbara
Barbara Long - Pueblo Chieftain - November 4, 2010 - Barbara Long, 73, passed away Nov. 1, 2010, in Pueblo West, Colo. She is survived by her beloved aunt and uncle, Louise and Earl Black; daughter, Michelle (Larry Altepeter) Springfield, and their children, Sean, Corey and Jeremiah; daughter, Dori (Cris) Jones, and their son, Eric; daughter, Lora (Herb) Schautschick, and their daughter, Crystal; daughter, Bonnie (Gene Hayden) Lucara, and their children, Hanna, Erin, Shannon and Graham. Most important to Barbara were her family and friends. She enjoyed needlework, crafting and card playing. Barbara was an accountant for a nutraceutical company. For everyone who was privileged enough to know our mom, she was quite a remarkable woman. Memorial service, 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Long, Carlos Arthur Jr.
Carlos Arthur Long Jr. - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - March 26, 2009 - Carlos Arthur Long Jr., 74, died March 22, 2009, in Trinidad. He is survived by sisters Stella (Ed) Casias, Denver and Shirley (Tony) Pacheco, Mesa, Ariz., numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The memorial service has been postponed from Friday, March 27 to Monday March 30 at Fisher's Peak Community Church at 2 p.m. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Long, Gerald
Gerald (Jerry) Long - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 2008 - Gerald (Jerry) Long went to be with the Lord, Aug. 9, 2008, after a short illness. He was born Oct. 23, 1937, in Cleveland, Ohio, and relocated to Pueblo, in August 1975. He is survived by his children, Elaine, Greg, Scott and Barry. Also survived by his special neighbors, Howard and Cindy Trask, Stan Gray and Herb and Lora Winters. Preceded by his beloved wife, Lynette; parents, Lester and Loretta; his brother, Dennis; and his in-laws, Raymond and Lillian. Jerry was active in model railroading. He started the Pueblo Model Railroaders Association in 1984 and served as president from 1984-2007. He also was involved with the Pueblo County Republican Party; he served as precinct chairman for over 25 years. He retired from the CF&I in 1999, after 24 years of service. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Bessemer Historical Society or the Colorado Railroad Museum.

Long, Hugh J.
Hugh J. Long - Rocky Mountain News - April 17, 1883 - Hugh J. Long, who was so fearfully injured through the falling of a pyramid of base bullion bars upon his body at the works of the Pueblo Smelting and Refining company, on Wednesday last, has since died.

Long, Jodie
Jodie Long - Pueblo Chieftain - October 9, 2012 - Jodie Long, 78, 201 Grand Ave., Las Animas, Colo., passed away Oct. 6, 2012, in Pueblo, Colo. She is survived by one son, Bill (Nancy) Long of Las Animas, Colo.; one daughter, Rebecca R. Long and Jan Behr of Northampton, Mass. Graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at Fort Lyon National Cemetery. Memorials may be made directly to the Bent County Senior Citizens Club or through the funeral home.

Long, Katherine
Katherine Long - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 2010 - Katherine Long, 80, Pueblo West, Sept. 20. Celebration of Life Funeral Home, Colorado Springs.

Long, Kathleen Ann
Kathleen Ann Long - Pueblo Chieftain - April 5, 2009 - Kathleen Ann Long, 54, passed away on April 2, 2009. Survived by her husband of 36 years, Marlin Long; children, Jeanette Thurston and Jared (Kindra) Long, all of Pueblo West; mother, Betty Packham of State College, Pa.; sisters, Gillian (Dan) Roland of Boalsburg, Pa., Sandy (Tim) Thomas of Montoursville, Pa., Jolene (Dave) Waldrab of Cogan Station, Pa., Pam (Keith) Hilderbrandt of Hamden, N.Y., and Shirley ( Dick) Kooken of Tyrone, Pa.; grandchildren, Taylor Garber, Brooke Thurston and Caleigh Thurston. Preceded in death by her father, Wilson Mark. Kathleen was born on June 2, 1954, in Loganton, Pa. She worked at Colorado Bluesky and other private organizations (which serve the physically challenged), for almost 20 years. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, April 9, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating.

Long, Robert
Robert "Blair" Long - Pueblo Chieftain - May 8, 2011 - Robert "Blair" Long, 84, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 5, 2011. Blair was born on June 10, 1926. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 49 years, Norma Long. Blair is survived by his loving wife, Leona Sandoval-Long; children, Robert "R.B." (Larae) Long and Nola Gae Long; grandchildren, Curtis, Adam, Jennifer and Amy Long; stepchildren, Cindy Weatherfield, Gwen DeHerrera, Sherry Gonzalez and Kim Ornelas; sister, Virginia Hill of Oklahoma; and numerous family and friends. Blair retired from the U.S. Military after 34 years of service. He was proud to serve his country in World War II and the Korean Conflict. Blair was very active in numerous military organizations such as the VFW, DAV, Eagles, TREA, Veteran' s Counsel and Military Order of the Cootie. Blair was president of the American Legion Post 2 and District 2. He held numerous offices in various organizations. Blair also presented medals to all of the ROTC classes in District 60. Blair is going to be missed deeply. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Procession to begin at 9 a.m., Romero Family Funeral Home to Fort Lyon. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Fort Lyon National Cemetery, Las Animas.

Long, Theodore
Theodore Long - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 1913 - Theodore Long, the 8-year-old son of Mr. And Mrs. H. J. Long, died yesterday at the family residence, 767 Veta Avenue, after an illness of a few weeks duration. The little fellow made a hard fight and was a patient little sufferer but he was too weak to attend the ordeal. The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Long will receive the sympathy of their many friends in their sad loss. The remains were removed to McCarthy' s and the funeral announcement will be made later. Pueblo Chieftain - October 1, 1913 - The funeral of Theodore Long, the young son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Long will be held this afternoon at 2 o' clock from the residence. Interment will be in Mountain View cemetery in charge of T. G. McCarthy & Co.

Long, Vicki Sue
Vicki Sue Long - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2012 - Vicki Sue Long, 58, Las Animas, Colo., passed away May 28, 2012. She is survived by her mother, Kitty Ann Long of Las Animas, Colo.; one sister, Karen Ann Long of Thornton, Colo.; brother-in-law, Gary Elio of Arvada, Colo.; and one nephew, Michael Elio of Arvada, Colo. She was preceded in death by her father, Charley Long; and a sister, Kay Elio. Graveside funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2012, at Fort Lyon National Cemetery, Fort Lyon, Colo.

Longdo, Violet
Violet (Montoya) Longdo - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 2010 - Violet (Montoya) Longdo, beloved wife, daughter, mom, sister, grandmother, aunt, cousin, friend. No services. Memorial, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday Dec. 18, 2010, Romero Reception Hall. Contact 251-4820, 561-9749.

Longgrear, Robert J.
Robert J. Longgrear - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2012 - Robert J. Longgrear, 67, Pueblo, August 22. Davis. Davis Mortuary - August 24, 2012 - Robert Joseph Longgrear passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 in Pueblo. Robert was born May 26, 1945 in Pueblo to Burrel and Florence Longgrear. He was a longtime employee of Safeway in Pueblo and a fan of the Denver Broncos. He was a veteran of the US Navy. His survivors include his sisters Sue Longgrear and Marjorie Cody and his brother Charles Longgrear. Mr. Longgrear will lie in state from 10 am until 1 pm on Monday, Aug 27, 2012 in the Davis Mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 1 pm in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Chaplain George White, of Evercare Hospice, officiating. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Pueblo Veteran Ritual Team.

Longgrear, William Patrick
William Patrick Longgrear - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 2010 - William Patrick Longgrear, passed away Sept. 11, 2010, in Pueblo. He was born May 23, 1961, to Patricia and Russell Longgrear II. He attended Centennial High School and was enrolled at Pueblo Community College. He loved life, kids and animals, which in return loved him. He was known for his gift of woodworking and furniture-making. He is survived by his parents; son Josh; and three grandchildren; brothers, Russell (Rhonda) Longgrear III, and Kirk Longgrear; nephew, Russell Longgrear IV; nieces, Trudy (John) Cordova, Rachael Longgrear, Danielle Longgrear, Jessica Longgrear; his special friend, Pam Garcia; aunts and uncles, Bob and Carol Wands, Bob Longgrear, Mike and Rita Galli, Marsha Berger; as well as numerous other family members and friends. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, in the Temple Baptist Church, 3030 Thatcher Ave., with the Rev. Waudel Maple officiating.

Longinotti, Helen
Helen Longinotti - Pueblo Chieftain - July 5, 1898 - Death came very suddenly and unexpected to Mrs. Helen Longinotti last evening. She died at her home 611 West Eleventh Street at 7 o' clock of acute heart trouble. Mrs. Longinotti was as well as usual yesterday and her death was entirely unexpected. She was the wife of J. A. Longinotti, who has been in charge of the Chieftain bindery for years. She leaves three children besides her husband to mourn her loss. The funeral announcement will appear later. Pueblo Chieftain - July 6, 1898 - Mr. and Miss Larkin, brother and sister of the late Mrs. J. A. Longinotti will arrive in Pueblo from Chicago some time Thursday, and the funeral will be held that day from St. Ignatius church, and the hour will be stated later.

Lonie, Nadine
Nadine Lonie - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 2011 - Nadine Lonie, 88, went to be with her Lord and Savior Oct. 13, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Lonie; and her brother, Dick Samuels. Survived by children, Jamie (Ray) Stepan, Pueblo, and Skip (Judy) Lonie of Denver; grandchildren, Greg (Adrienne ) Stepan, Amy (John) Thompson and Matt and Adam Lonie; great-grandchildren, Jamie Thompson, Avery and Caroline Stepan; and sister, Jamie Mellinger, Phoenix, Ariz. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Friday, First Nazarene Church, with inurnment at Fort Logan National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Lonteen, Ann Y.
Ann Y. Lonteen - Battle Creek Enquirer - April 28, 2007 - Ann Y. Lonteen, 95, of Albion, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2007, at Tendercare in Marshall. She was born November 5, 1911 in Trinidad, Colorado to Eusebio and Sophia (Barela) Chacon. She married Abram B. Lonteen who preceded her in death. She was a member of St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church in Concord. Her survivors include: Daughter Yvette and Jack Eddy of Albion, Sons Frank and Jean Chacon of Canal Fulton, OH and Edward and Denise Chacon of Ann Arbor, (9) grandchildren and (11) great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Abram, daughter Diane, son Michael, grandson William, 4 sisters and 1 brother. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements made by J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion. Memorials are suggested to American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.

Looker, Betty Jo
Betty Jo Looker - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2010 - Betty Jo Looker, 75, passed away April 24, 2010. Preceded in death by her husband, Ernest M. Looker Jr.; parents, Florence and Joseph Robinson; two sons, Eddie and Lee Blizzard; three brothers, and one sister. Survived by children, Barry (Sally) Blizzard, Alicia M. (Robert) Pacheco, Sue Nicholai and Ernest A. (Lisa) Looker; brother, Jack L. (Louise) Robinson; numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Betty was a member of Park Hill Christian Church and was an avid bowler. Cremation, with a memorial service, 5 p.m. Friday, Park Hill Christian Church. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Looper, Raymond Lee
Raymond Lee Looper - Pueblo Chieftain - October 8, 2010 - Raymond Lee Looper, 72, passed away Oct. 5, 2010. Survived by wife, Barbara; daughters, Stephanie and Sara; son, Jason; and stepdaughter, Barbara Becker; brothers, James and Michael; and numerous other relatives. Preceded in death by son, Michael; and sister, Judy. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah' s Witnesses, 2203 E. 13th St., Pueblo.

Lopez, Abner Reuben
Abner Reuben Lopez - Albuquerque Journal - March 3, 2008 - Abner Reuben Lopez, 63, a resident of San Diego, CA and Belen, NM, died February 26, 2008. He is survived by sister, Cathy Archuleta of Albuquerque; brother, Aaron Lopez of Albuquerque; son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Tricia Nelson; grandchildren, Jacob and Nicolas; niece, Alicia W. Montoya; nephews, Adrian Archuleta, Aaron Ray Cosby, Marcus Williams, Aaron Cosby, Jr.; and many loving and beautiful cousins, uncles, and aunts. Reuben was preceded in death by his father, Abner Lopez; his mother, Dolores Lopez Bunde; and his beloved wife, Robin Lopez. Reuben was a skilled mechanic, tough biker, talented artist, gentle soul and a devoted family man. Services will be held Sunday March 2, 2008, 6 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque, NM.

Lopez, Alvera
Alvera "Vera" Lopez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 2009 - Alvera "Vera" Lopez, 74, of Fowler, died June 24, 2009, at Swedish Medical Center in Denver from complications of a stroke and ruptured aneurysms. Vera was a newspaper carrier and distributor of The Pueblo Chieftain in Fowler for 37 years and 12 days. She is survived by four brothers, one sister, many nieces and nephews. Rosary and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, June 29, 2009, St. Peter Catholic Church, Rocky Ford, Colo., with burial to follow at the Manzanola Cemetery.

Lopez, Andrew D.
Andrew D. Lopez - Trinidad Times Independent - April 23, 2013 - Andrew D. Lopez, (Hocus), 49, passed away at his home in Weston April 16, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents Virginia and Andrew Lopez, and brother Eugene (Jeno) Lopez all of Weston. Andy is survived by brothers Chas (Marilyn) Lopez, David (Glenda) Lopez, sisters Celina (Carlos) Santistevan, Teni (Dan) Puryear, nieces and nephews, Kyle (Cindy), Charles Jr., (Kim), Joey, Jarrod, Joani (Ants), Joni (Julian) and their children, special friends Linda Martinez, Annette Lucero, Henry Trujillo, and many other friends too numerous to name. Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and other relatives also survive. Andy was very special to everyone and will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Memorial Services will be Monday, April 22, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date in Weston. Honorary escorts are Henry Trujillo, Charles Lopez Jr., John, Joe and Jolynn Rael, Leonard Torres, Eddie Torres, Randy James, Larry Cometto, Tom Gonzales, Linda Martinez and Annette Lucero. Local arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Lopez, Benito L.
Benito L. Lopez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2011 - Benito L. Lopez, born April 3, 1925, passed away Feb. 27, 2011, in Victorville, Calif. He was originally from Raton, N.M., and Pueblo, Colo. Benito is survived by his children, Eutimio Lopez, Betty (Art) Luna, Leo (Linda) Lopez, Pete Lopez, Patricia Lopez, Richard (Antonia) Lopez, Delia Lopez; granddaughter whom he raised, Michelle E. Lopez (Jason Hosier); sisters, Ida Romero, Sally (Leonard) Gonzales; brothers, Joe Lopez, Tim (Betty) Lopez, Gilbert Lopez and John Lopez. Benito also was loved by his many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. He will be deeply missed. We love you, Dad!

Lopez, Carpio
Carpio Lopez - Fairplay Flume - October 20, 1910 - Durango Wage Earner, Starkville, Colo., October 14. - A total of twenty-six bodies have now been taken out of the Starkville mine, where the explosion Saturday night wrecked the mine property and snuffed out fifty-five lives. They have been taken to a temporary morgue and are now being prepared for burial. Four out of the twenty-six which were reported to have been uncovered yesterday were this morning turned over to the coroner. Among those was the corpse of Carpio Lopez. The other three have not been identified, owing to the horrible condition of the bodies when found.

Lopez, Charles R. Sr.
Charles R. Lopez Sr. - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - October 28, 2005 - Charles R. Lopez Sr., 87, of Santa Fe died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005, after a short illness. Charles was born in Morley, Colo., to Fred and Cleofas Lopez. He graduated from Trinidad Colorado High School in 1937. He was a Santa Fe businessman. He and his family operated Maria's Mexican Kitchen for 20 years and also operated the Home Bakery on Agua Fria. He was an active member of St. Anne's Catholic Church. He had a wonderful sense of humor, love of music, passion for baseball and love for his family. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary B. Lopez; daughter, Donna B. Duran; and parents. He is survived by his wife, Frances Lopez; children, Don Lopez and wife Dolores, Manuel Lopez, Nancy Portillo and husband Arturo, Mary Lopez and companion Jackie Miller, Charles R. Lopez, Jr. and wife Phyllis, Paul Romero, Vivian Romero, Bob Romero, Phillip Romero, Carmela Gurule and husband Art, Joe Pat Romero and wife Melanie; brother, Gilbert Lopez and wife Viola; sisters, Lucy, Margaret and Esther, all of Denver; 23 grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Anne's Catholic Church with burial to follow at the Rosario Cemetery.

Lopez, Cleopatra V.
Cleopatra V. Lopez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 2011 - Cleopatra V. Lopez, 88 passed away Nov. 27, 2011. She is survived by her daughter, Robynn Radovich; grandchildren, Chelsea-Rae and Jeremy; four great- grandchildren, Mariah, Dylan, Preston and Damian; siblings, Gloria Silva, Daniel Martinez and John (Apolonia) Martinez. She also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other family, and a special cousin, Maria Vergara. Cleo was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis M. Lopez Jr. Cleo and Lewis were married in 1947. After retiring from the Pueblo Army Depot in 1974, Cleo volunteered at the LDS library for about 20 years as well as volunteering with many different organizations. She was very active in the St. Anthony Fraternity SFO. Viewing, 12 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 6 p.m. Thursday and Mass, 11 a.m. Friday, both at Holy Family Church. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Lopez, Connie C.
Connie C. Lopez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2011 - Connie C. Lopez, 68, born March 31, 1942, a wonderful woman, met our Lord and Savior on Feb. 11, 2011, after a brief illness. Even though we grieve and miss her, we are happy that she is free from pain. Connie was predeceased by her mother, Victoria Garcia; and aunt, Martha Duran. Survived by two loving sons, Marty Martinez of Granby, Colo., and Daniel Lopez of Pueblo; as well as many other family and friends. She retired from the Colorado State Hospital as a psych tech after 38 years of service. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand Avenue, with Monsignor Leonard Racki as celebrant.

Lopez, Cynthia
Cynthia ' Cindy'  Lopez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 8, 2012 - Cynthia ' Cindy'  Lopez, 54, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on June 4, 2012. She is survived by her daughter, Stephanie Lopez-Heatherley; granddaughter, Selena Lopez-Heatherley; mother, Gloria Cordova; siblings, Margaret (Tom) Vargas, Loretta (Evan) Bunyard, Leroy Lopez, Bill Lopez, Rick Lopez, Tony (Jonna) Lopez, Janice (Sal) Ortega and Karen (Chris) Bonnett; close friends, Gina Miller and Lucy Doose; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, extended family and friends. The family would like to thank Sangre de Cristo Hospice and her aunt, Barbara, for all the care that was given to Cindy. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Lopez, Cynthia K.
Cynthia K. "Cindy" Lopez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 8, 2009 - Cynthia K. "Cindy" Lopez, 56, of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 31, 2009. Survived by her daughter, Caroll L. (Ken Lopez) Baca; and grandson, Keith G. Sandoval, all of Pueblo. Service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at Romero Funeral Home, 4750 Tejon St., in Denver.

Lopez, Edith Marie
Edith Marie Lopez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 2009 - Edith Marie Lopez, 47, born in Pueblo, passed away Oct. 12, 2009. Survived by her husband, David Lopez; son, D.J. Lopez; mother, Martha Apodaca Martinez; siblings, Thelma Moore, Judy Mestas, Fred (Jennie) Martinez, Lori (John) LeDoux, Donna (Manuel) Gonzales; numerous nieces and nephews; godchildren, Christina, Shaun, Christopher and Stephanie. Preceded in death by her father, Fred Martinez; and brother, Gilbert Martinez. Edith served as a member of St. Anne' s Altar and Rosary Society. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, and Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, both services at St. Anne Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Lopez, Eduardo
Eduardo Lopez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 2012 - Eduardo Lopez, 48, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 6, 2012. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Holy Family Catholic Church. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Lopez, Elvira
Elvira "Vera" Lopez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 2009 - Elvira "Vera" Lopez, 81, went to be with our Lord on June 15, 2009. Vera was born Aug. 16, 1927, in Aguilar, Colo., to Juan and Cirila Mestas. Survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Faustino W. Lopez; her children, John (Mary) Lopez, Michael (Beverly) of Oklahoma, Debra (Hilario) Alfonso, Lois (Orlando) Garcia and Monajoy Lopez; 11 grandchildren; nine and one-half great-grandchildren; brother, Joseph (Mary) Mestas; sister, Patricia Manzanares; numerous nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. Vera's greatest pleasure was spending time with her family. Rosary, 7 p.m. today, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Leander Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Lopez, Ernest D.
Ernest ' Ernie'  D. Lopez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 2012 - Ernest ' Ernie'  D. Lopez, 68, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 17, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Bernice Lopez; and siblings, Loretta Martinez, Arthur Lopez and Leonard Lopez. Ernie is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Lenore; children, Mark (Carol), Thomas, Valerie (Karl), Ernestine (Lloyd) and Bernadine (James); 18 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; siblings, Frank, MaryJean (Jerry Morehouse) and Phyllis (Ray); godchildren, Chris Cisneros and Angela Maes; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, with rosary to follow at 6 p.m., Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Thursday, St. Francis Xavier. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Lopez, Ernestine
Ernestine Lopez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 2010 - Ernestine Lopez, 79, passed away on Nov. 20, 2010. Survived by her children, Ron (Charlotte) Lopez, Rick (Loretta) Lopez and Lori (Joe) Griego; father of her children, Edwin Lopez; three grandchildren, Deidra, Renee and Derick; two sisters; eight brothers; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her son, Terry Lopez; parents; brother, Ben Pacheco; and sister, Beatrice Borrego. Ernestine was born Jan. 4, 1931, in Dixon, N.M., to Benjamin and Eleanor Pacheco. She lived for her children, grandchildren and family. She loved interior decorating and politics. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1145 S. Aspen Road, with the Rev. Father Michael DeSciose as celebrant.

Lopez, Ernestine (Sister)
Sister Ernestine Lopez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2011 - Sister Ernestine Lopez, OSB, died peacefully at Benet Hill Monastery on Nov. 7, 2011. Sister Ernestine was born Oct. 12, 1927, in Aguilar, Colo., and was baptized Maria Adelisia Lopez and was the last surviving child of Epimenia Garcia and Philip Neri Lopez. She entered Mount St. Scholastica Convent on Jan. 17, 1952, and made her monastic profession on Aug. 15, 1953. She was a charter member of Benet Hill Monastery. Receiving a BA in education from Regis University in Denver, Sister Ernestine served most of her 58 years in monastic life as an elementary teacher in Iowa, Kansas, and Colorado. She also ministered in parishes as a secretary, in liturgical ministries and visiting the sick and home bound. Sister Ernestine is survived by her nieces, Tina (Gary) Gurule, Loretta (Richard) White, Pat (Joe) Parent, Cathy (Nate) Frausto and Dodie Unwin. The vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, and the Mass of Resurrection will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12. All services will be at Benet Hill Monastery, 3190 Benet Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80921.

Lopez, Flora C.
Flora C. Lopez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2012 - Flora C. Lopez, 84. Service, 10 a.m. Friday, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 3050 W. 76th Ave., Westminster, Colo.

Lopez, Joe H.
Joe H. Lopez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2009 - Joe H. Lopez, 63, of Buda, Texas, passed away Friday, May 8, 2009. He was born on Feb. 12, 1946, in Rocky Ford, Colo. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Friday, May 15, and funeral service, 9 a.m. Saturday, May 16, both at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Rocky Ford. Interment, Valley View Cemetery, Rocky Ford. Arrangements, Ford-Ustick Funeral Home, Rocky Ford.

Lopez, John D.
John D. Lopez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 17, 2011 - John D. Lopez, 73, passed away Aug. 14, 2011. He is survived by his children, Kathleen Lopez, June (Vince) Vigil, John Lopez Jr., Raymond (Deanne) Lopez and Steven Lopez; five brothers and sisters; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family and friends. John was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Sarida Lopez; and three sisters. He worked for the Air Force Academy and the Pueblo Army Depot. John loved watching the Broncos play. He will be sadly missed by his family. Memorial service 2 p.m. Friday, Holy Family Parish. Inurnment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Lopez, Joyce B.
Joyce B. Lopez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 9, 2010 - Joyce B. Lopez, 73, of Pueblo. Joyce went with the angel into the arms of her Savior Jesus Christ Saturday, March 6, 2010. She was preceded in death by her father, Abram Lopez; and mother, Viola Lopez. Joyce is survived by her special cousin, Cecelia Mascarenas; and best friends, Kim and Jim Burzinski. Special thanks to University Park Care Center, Argus Home Care, Frontier Hospice, Dr. Kristine Rivera and Dr. Cheryl Cavalli. Joyce will be forever loved and remembered for her quick wit. At her request, there will be no viewing. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Saturday, March 13, 2010, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Paws for Life, P.O. Box 11208, Pueblo CO 81001, in Joyce's name.

Lopez, Juanita R.
Juanita R. Lopez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 2008 - Juanita R. Lopez, 88, went to be with the Lord Aug. 24, 2008. Preceded in death by husband, Pete Lopez; son, Richard Martinez; daughter, Gloria Greenwood. Survived by loving children, John (Bea) Martinez, Tina (Jim) Foos, Joseph (Tammy) Martinez, Ruby (Leonard) Delgado, Loretta (Don) Pearce, Rosalie Burch and (Mr. G.); numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. During World War II Juanita worked at Lowery Air-Field and Buckley Air Force Base. Ever the traveler she enjoyed her numerous trips to Alaska and many of our great states. She believed in family comes first. ' Todo para la familia.'  If you were in her home you were her family and no one was ever turned away. She enjoyed fishing, crocheting, grandparenting, cooking, singing, computer solitaire, Scrabble and crossword puzzles. She will be forever loved and greatly missed by those who knew her. Viewing, 3 p.m. Thursday, Romero Family Funeral Home, 110 Cleveland, Pueblo. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, St. Mary Catholic Church of Walsenburg. Arrangements by Johnson- Romero Family Funeral Home of Walsenburg.

Lopez, Laura M.
Laura M. (Oralia) Saiz Lopez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 2010 - Laura M. (Oralia) Saiz Lopez, born to the union of Porfilio Saiz and Maria Escolastica Gallegos Saiz on July 1, 1923, in Chaperito/Las Vegas, N.M.; passed away April 12, 2010, in Pueblo, Colo. She is survived by her sons, Richard (Sadie) Lopez, Fred (Edna) Lopez and Lee Lopez; daughter-in-law, Mary Lopez; brothers, Fred (Katy) Saiz of Boulder, Colo., and John (Jennie) Saiz, of Pueblo West, Colo.; brother-in-law, H.E. Uyemura; 10 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Laura was preceded in death by her husband, Conrad Lopez; daughter, Sandra Lopez; sons, Joe Henry Lopez I and Joe Henry Lopez II; brothers, Frank, Adolph (Mary) and Sam Saiz; sister, Vera Uyemura; and grandson, Ricardo Lopez. At Laura' s request, there will be no viewing. Rosary, 10 a.m. Friday, April 16, 2010, with a memorial service to follow at 10:30 a.m., both at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. At Laura' s request, cremation has taken place. Inurnment at Rocky Ford Cemetery.

Lopez, Louise
Louise Santillanes Lopez - Colorado Springs Gazette - June 18, 2011 - Louise Santillanes Lopez, 80, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2011. Louise was born May 9, 1931 in Trinidad, Colorado. She was a lifelong resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Louise was preceded in death by her husband and love of her life Anthony E. Lopez also son Steven Anthony Lopez. She is survived by her daughters Janet Lopez, Darlene Lopez, And Debbie Lopez-Timmons, her 9 Grandchildren, 27 Great Grandchildren 1 Great- great grandchild and sister Marie Strianese. She is gone in the physical sense, but remains forever in our hearts.

Lopez, Manuel George
Manuel George Lopez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 7, 2012 -Manuel George Lopez, 63, affectionately known as ' Pole'  to family and friends. He was born Jan. 25, 1949, in Lamar, to the union of George and Mary (Gonzales) Lopez. They both preceded him in death; along with a brother, Davey Lopez. He retired as a clock repairman. Pole was such a loving and giving person with a heart of gold. He was an outdoorsman, an avid fisherman, enjoyed watching boxing, Western movies, listening to Mexican music and betting against the Broncos with his brothers-in-law. He adored his family, especially his nieces and nephews, whom he loved dearly. Manuel is survived by his siblings, Tony Lopez, Rita (Dan) Aguilera, Joe (Rose) Lopez, Cathy Lopez, Theresa (Gene) Naranjo and Ray (Roberta) Herrera; a goddaughter, Felicia Lopez; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Although Pole battled with dialysis for the last 11 years, he never complained about anything. To his siblings, he was amazing ' ” ' one of a kind.'  A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Angelus Chapel. Family will receive friends at Eagle Steel City Aerie, 704 Elmhurst, following service.

Lopez, Margaret
Margaret Lopez - Trinidad Times Independent - June 25, 2011 - Margaret Lopez, 46, passed away unexpectedly at Parkview Medical Center, Pueblo June 23, 2011. She was born in Trinidad Oct. 14, 1964, to Mary (Chavez) and Woodrow Lee Lopez. Margaret loved to cook, clean and go shopping. She enjoyed watching TV, especially all the forensic shows. She lovingly cared for all her animals including Fritzy and Rocco. Her children and grandchildren were her greatest joy and she loved caring for them. Preceding her in death is her father Woodrow Lopez. She is survived by husband Fritz Kokjohn, daughters Tina Bueno, Cristie Bueno, all of Trinidad, mother Mary Helen Lopez, Trinidad, grandchildren, D'Angelo Bueno, Izaiah Garrett, Kurtis Bueno, Keiara Lopez, siblings, Mary Ann (Ron) Mandres, Charmaine (Larry) Lucero, Connie Seras, Rose (Harvey) Brown, Louise Jex, Woodrow (Frances) Lopez Jr., Stephanie (Brian) Rodriguez, Shirley (Anthony) Gutierrez, Paula (Jesse) Boddicker, numerous nieces, nephews and numerous other relatives. Memorial Services will be held Friday, July 1, 2011, at 6 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Private inurnment at a later date. Immediately following services, friends are invited to gather with the family at Bueno's Restaurant, located at the Quality Inn. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Lopez, Maria Leonor
Maria Leonor Lopez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 2011 - Maria Leonor Lopez, 63, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 7, 2011, as a result of an automobile accident. She was born to the union of Juan Lopez and Francisca Torres on July 6, 1948, in El Salvador. Both preceded her in death. She owned and operated Bazar Lopez Perfumes in Blende and she was a chef at Bar-Nothing Ranch. She is survived by her children, Rosalina Gamez, Abraham Gamez, Melida Gamez, David Gamez, Ismelda Gamez, Jasmin Gamez, Thelma Gamez, Edgar Lopez and Carlos Gamez; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jesus Abraham Lopez and Manuel Lopez; several nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends. Maria was a firm believer in education, always instilling the importance to her children. She was a very happy lady - always had a big smile on her face and was willing to help people with anything she possibly could. Maria will be truly missed by her loving children, her customers, co-workers and the many people who were blessed to be in her presence. Funeral service, noon today, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Father Jose Vigil as celebrant.

Lopez, Mario
Mario Lopez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2009 - Mario Lopez, 43, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 25, 2009. Born on Nov. 18, 1965, in Los Angeles, Calif. Mario was preceded in death by his brothers, Samuel Leo Mares and Jerry Ralph Baca; his stepfather, Joseph Samuel Mares; and great-grandmothers, Domecinda Sisneros and Veneranda Lopez. He is survived by his children, Gino (Stephanie Baca) Lopez, April (Manuel Maes) Lopez, Mario Lopez, Jeremy Angelo Lopez, Tim Martinez and Christopher Michael Ledoux; grandchildren, Jaden Maes, Jacob Maes, Arielle Lopez and one unborn grandson; siblings, Isaac Mares, Lisa (Dan) Abeyta and Anna (Eric) Gonzalez; parents, Betty Ann and Arthur Luna; grandmother, Martha Carrillo; grandfather, Benito Lopez; godparents, Tim Lopez and Betty Jo Armijo; biological father, Jerry (Pat) Baca; sisters, Jessica Mondragon and Rosette Martinez; and other siblings of Mr. Baca (sorry, all names not known to mention, although Mario knew and loved them all); special friend, Tony Loudly; and numerous extended family and friends. Mario was a jack of all trades - he worked as a nurse's aide, auto body repair, woodwork, cabinet making and construction - there wasn't anything he would not try, but his greatest love was cooking. He was a self-made chef, sent for chef and restaurant management training for a restaurant in Las Vegas and worked as a chef in a few well-known casinos in Las Vegas. He loved cooking his steaks, which was his specialty. Mario loved to draw, write poetry and read. He loved being the center of attention, always the one telling jokes and making everyone laugh. Mario was well-known for his karaoke and dancing. Above all, he loved his family. At Mario's request, there will be no viewing. Funeral service, 6 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Lopez, Martha
Martha Lopez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 2, 2012 - Martha Lopez, 61, of Chihuahua, Mexico, passed away on July 30, 2012. Martha is survived by her sons, Luis Alberto (Amy) and Emilio; granddaughter, Arabelle Lopez; brothers, Ramon and Claudio; sisters, Elvira, Nena and Tuty; numerous nieces, nephews and godchildren; and beloved dog, Chiquis. Martha worked many years for Don Carlos Mexican Restaurant. She was a very loving person and will be missed by many. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel. Rosary to follow at 6 p.m. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, at Holy Family Catholic Church.

Lopez, Mary Grace
Mary Grace Vigil Lopez - Trinidad Times Independent - May 15, 2012 - Wife, mother, homemaker, gardener - Mary Grace Vigil Popoff, 79, of Shelley, Idaho, died Thursday, May 10, 2012, at her home. She was under the care of Aspen Hospice. Grace was born Nov. 26, 1932, in Trinidad to Raymond Vigil and Mary Rosalie Garcia and was raised in the area. She attended Pacheco Elementary in Jansen, Trinidad High School and Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute. She married Orlando Lopez on May 28, 1955, in Las Vegas, Nev. She was a devoted wife and homemaker. She is survived by her daughters, Orlinda A. (Kent) Dyet of Shelley, Carol L. Carter of Rigby and Julie J. Lopez of Shelley; her sons, Michael A. Lopez of Shelley and Peter J. (Mechelle) Lopez of Tetonia, Idaho; her sisters, Dolores Medina of Trinidad, Julia (Dick) Wicht of Portland, Ore., Rose Mitchell of Trinidad, and Mary Jane (Bill) O'Shea of Pasadena, Calif.; and 23 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brother, Rudy Vigil; her son-in-law, Roydean Carter; and her grandsons, Christopher R. Dyet and Jeffrey D. Carter. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Idaho Falls, Idaho. A rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Monday at Wood Funeral Home in Idaho Falls, with a visitation to follow at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Shelley-Hillcrest Cemetery.

Lopez, Mary Ursula
Mary Ursula Lopez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 2009 - Mary Ursula Lopez, 85, born May 14, 1924, in Anton Chico, N.M., has gone to be with her savior. Our Lord Jesus Christ on Oct. 17, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marcelino Lopez; a son, Harold Lopez; and great-grandson, Bobby Borrego. Mary is survived by her children, Mary Pat (Joe) Martinez, Frank (Delores) Lopez, Geraldine (Alex) Zambrano, Jake (Edna) Lopez, Manuel ' Farmer'  (Evelyn) Lopez and Rudy Lopez; special daughters-in- law, Rose Lopez and Cindy Scoggins; and special niece, Marcella Pacheco. She enjoyed the company of her 22 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren (one on the way) and three great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both services at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at St. Joseph Church Hall following the burial rites. The Lopez family would like to extend a special thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and the staff of the Sleep Inn. For the short time Mary was ill, she was surrounded by her family and loved ones. She led a very fulfilled life, raising her children and watching her grandkids grow. She loved family gatherings and being surrounded by all who loved her. Grandma will be forever missed and loved by all who knew her.

Lopez, Michael E. Sr.
Michael E. Lopez Sr. - Trinidad Times Independent - January 11, 2012 - Michael E. Lopez Sr., age 52, passed away at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, on Dec. 9, 2011. He was born in Weston on Sept. 17, 1949, to Virginia (Chavez) and John F. Lopez Sr. Michael attended schools in Weston and Primero and graduated in 1968. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He was employed at Mt. San Rafael Hospital for several years, then a teacher' s aide at Headstart where he was lovingly called ' Mr. Mike.'  His final job was at Wal Mart where he was a dedicated employee. He loved to watch wrestling and telenovelas. Preceding him in death were his father John Frank Lopez Sr. and brother John Frank Lopez, Jr. He is survived by his mother Virginia Lopez of Trinidad; siblings Shirley Emerson of Arizona, Gloria (Ron) Trujillo and Many Trujillo of Trinidad; Goddaughter Maylynn Vigil; several grandchildren; three daughters; two sons; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, relatives and friends. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by United States Naval Guard. Honorary pallbearers and Gerald Armijo, Kahn Lopez, Chris Smith, Dean Hart, Sam Valenti and Joe Gutierrez. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Lopez, Ramona S.
Ramona S. "Mona" Lopez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 2009 - Ramona S. "Mona" Lopez, 74, ascended into heaven on June 14, 2009. Born in Pecos, N.M. Preceded in death by her husband, Willie Lopez; daughter, Elizabeth; and her mother, Sally King. Survived by her stepfather, Jack King; her children, Jerry (Diane) Lopez, Wilma (Henry) King, Bea (Brandon) Grebence; Willie (Virginia) Lopez; her nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Also survived by her sisters, Mary Magdeline (Joe) Ortega, Denver, Mary Lupe Garcia, Pecos, N.M., Nancy (Walter) Hopp, Albuquerque, N.M.; brothers, Steve (Bernadette) Gonzales, Tom (Melinda) Medina, Pecos, N.M., and Edward King, Pecos, N.M. Ramona's greatest pleasure was spending time with her children, grandchildren and special friends. She was an excellent seamstress and upholsterer. She enjoyed needlework, crafts, gardening and making homemade jam and jelly - all of which many family members and friends enjoyed. She was very generous with her time, love and care of others. There will be no viewing, cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass, 2 p.m. Thursday, June 18, St. Joseph Parrish. A special thank you to the nurses and staff at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center who cared for our mother. A special thank you to Dr. McClung and Dr. Sumptner.

Lopez, Raymond
Raymond Lopez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 2010 - Raymond Lopez, 90, of Pueblo, passed away May 10, 2010. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years, Beatrice Lopez; parents, Epimenia and Phillippe Lopez; sister, Viola Trujillo; brother, Jimmie Lopez; grandson, Patrick Vialpando; and great-grandson, Marty Ray Ayala. He is survived by his sister, Sister Ernestine, OSB; children, Don ' Sonny'  (Norma) Cordova Jr., Adeline (John) Vialpando; 12 grandchildren, Elizabeth Cordova, Don (Stacey) Cordova III, Veronica Cordova, Deborah (Jorge) Cordova-Gutierrez, Terra (Freddy) Cordova-Reyna, Laureen (Paul) Smith, Mary (Rick) Cordova-Robles, Cindy Ayala, Loretta Aragon, Ernie Aragon, Jeanette Vialpando; 42 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Raymond was a lifetime member of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart and the 557 Knights of Columbus. Raymond was a WWII Army veteran and retired from CF&I. Raymond enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. His favorite place to eat was at Nachos, where he was known as ' Grandpa'  by all. A special thank you to Martin, Donna, Theresa and staff at Nachos. He is finally with the Lord and his loved ones. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 16, 2010, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, May 17, 2010, both at Shrine of St. Therese. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Under the direction of Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Lopez, Raymond
Raymond ' Gary'  Lopez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2012 - Raymond ' Gary'  Lopez, 57, of Pueblo, passed away June 4, 2012. Preceded in death by parents, Albert and Martha Lopez; sister, Barbara; and daughters, Sally and Ivy. Survived by his children, Amy (Sancho) Lopez Lucero, Gary (Stephanie) Lopez; grandchildren, Lydia and Lea Lucero; siblings, Alberta (Steve), John (Denise), Annette (Tom), Lorrie (Steve), Michael (Paula), Robert (Cindy), Alison (Rudy), Violet (Shawn), Cynthia (Ryan) and Carl (Kristina); special friend, Kimberly; numerous relatives and friends. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following the service.

Lopez, Richard
Richard Lopez - Trinidad Times Independent - December 14, 2009 - Richard Lopez, 69, died December 10, 2009 in Starkville, CO. He was born July 15, 1940, in Starkville, CO., to Santos and Ophelia (Garcia) Lopez. He was preceded in death by his parents, his uncle Pete Garcia and his aunts Eloisa Arguello and Caroline Baca. He is survived by his brothers Santos Lopez, Rueben Narciso Lopez; cousins Lydia Baca; Betha Gonzales; Judy Baca, Maria (Jeff) Baca, Andrew Mestas, Joyce (Jon) Madeline Garcia; Bernard, Bernie (Kim) Bernadette (Ian) Gonzales; Sam (Carol), Cindy Gonzales; John (Pat) and Brandi Sena; Jack and John Sena; Patrick and Chris Vigil; David (M.J.) Vigil, Max Vigil. Pallbearers will be Robert Mosher, Eduardo Pena, Bernie Gonzales Jr., Leroy Valdez, Pete Valdez and Christopher Valdez. Honorary pallbearers will be Pat Valdez, Bernard Gonzales Sr. and Sam Gonzales. A Rosary will be held Tuesday December 15, at 7 p.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 16, from 9 a.m. to Noon. A funeral service will follow the visitation at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, with Fr. Kieran Alaribe officiating. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Lopez, Rose Vigil
Rose Vigil Lopez - Trinidad Times Independent - May 18, 2012 - Wife, mother, grandmother, chef, gardener - Rose Vigil Lopez, 70, died Thursday, May 3, 2012. She was born June 17, 1941, in Del Agua to Delfino and Isabel Vigil, the seventh of 15 children. Rose loved cooking, gardening, designing and interior decorating. She loved music, especially singing and dancing. She was fascinated by new technologies, especially Facebook. She was strong in her faith to God and her love for our Blessed Mother. Rosie loved her family with all her heart and looked forward to family gatherings, especially time with her mother. She is survived by her children, Tim, Ruth, Paul (Joe) and Elizabeth; her grandchildren, Tim, Vanessa, Tammy, Pamela, Steven, Ruth, Daniel, Annette, Rick, Rosie, Paula, Alex, Alexis, Joey, Makaila, Liz, Aaron and Evan; as well as numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters: Catherine (Don), Eloy (Sue), Pat (Juanita), John, Sister Mary Jane, Delfino Jr. (Flora), Elias (Patsy), Magdalene (Gary), Marie (Joe), Isabel (Ken) and Robert. A eulogy for Rose will take place at 9 a.m. Friday, May 18, at St. Anthony' s Parish in Aguilar, followed by a 9:30 rosary recitation and a 10 a.m. Mass. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Lopez, Transito J. Jr.
Transito J. Lopez Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 7, 2011 - Transito J. Lopez Jr., 80, of Pueblo went to be with the Lord on July 2, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; and one sister. Transito is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Virginia ' Linda'  Lopez; eight children; numerous grandchildren; one brother; two sisters; and numerous extended family. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service 2 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel with reception to follow at Romero' s Hall. Military honors by the Pueblo Veteran Ritual Team.

Lopez, William
William ' Bill'  Lopez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 2013 - William "Bill" Lopez, 52, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 5, 2013. At his request, cremation has taken place. Rosary service, 6 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, Holy Family Catholic Church. Relatives and friends will be received at the Sandalwood Hall, 3913 Sandalwood Lane.

Lopez, William Ramon
William Ramon Lopez - Trinidad Times Independent - December 29, 2006 - Bill Lopez, 72, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2006, at good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Neb. Bill was born December 6, 1934, in Folsom, the second child of Elfido and Juanita Lopez. Bill spent most of his early years in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico, growing up near a close-knit extended family. In 1952, Bill graduated from Hoehne High School. He enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps in January 1953 and proudly served his country until January 1956. After completing his Marine tour, he worked as a mule wrangler and trail guide at the Grand Canyon where he met and married Linda Phyleen Snow. They had two daughters while working at the Phantom Ranch in Death Valley, Arizona. After returning to southern Colorado in 1961, Bill worked as a ranch foreman for the next 15 years. During this time, he and Linda raised their three daughters. Bill served as a school board member for the Branson School District, was a 4-H leader, and followed his children in their sports and rodeo activities. In 1978 he and his family moved to Newkirk, Oklahoma where he opened his own carpentry business. Bill returned to Trinidad in 1983 where he worked as a carpenter, painter, and handyman. During this time he was a member of the Holy Trinity Knights of Columbus. Bill was married to Paula Chancellor October 19, 1991. They resided in Fountain, Colorado, until 2000 and then moved to Callaway, Neb., where he and Paula built their new home. During this time in Nebraska, he enjoyed all of those unique experiences that rural living has to offer: keeping up with the chores on their property, attending community functions, cheering on grandchildren at their sporting events, and building relationships with new found friends. He was also a member of the Callaway American Legion Post Number 59. Bill leaves behind his wife of 15 years, Paula; his siblings; Loretta (Joseph) Zambernard of Beavercreek, Ohio, Martha (Steve) Fuentes of Colorado Springs, betty (Sheridan) Barr of Albuquerque, Nadine (Jerry) Peltz of Sedona, Arizona, Paul (Trudy) Lopez of Colorado Springs, and Dennis Lopez of Northglenn, Colo. He is also survived by his daughters and their families, Laura (Craig) Kelso of Monte Vista, Colo., and children Amanda, Cassandra, Joseph, and Katherine; Juanita (Mario) Heredia, also of Monte Vista, and children, Kendra, Alejandro, and Alexis; Kim Lopez (Kevin Matous) of Fort Lupton, Colo., and children, Tiffany, Trent, and Robert; his step-children and their families; Debra (James) Morrow of Callaway, Neb., and daughters, Kristina and Jessica; Tim (Minnie) Chancellor, also of Callaway, and children Erik, Isak, and Anna; and Amanda Chancellor of Colorado Springs. Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Elfido and Juanita Lopez, first wife, Linda Snow Lopez, and sister Joan Angelo. Billie will be remembered as a true cowboy and genuine ' character.'  He was a jack-of-all-trades and known for his generosity and willingness to help a neighbor in need. His charisma, gift of gab, sense of humor and natural wit endeared him to all who have had the pleasure of knowing him. He will be sorely missed as a husband, daddy, ' Papi,'  grandpa, brother and friend. A funeral service was held December 19 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Merna, Neb., where Bill and Paula were members. A memorial service will be held in Trinidad Saturday, January 6. A mass will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at noon. Family and friends are invited to a potluck dinner immediately following the mass which will be held at St. Joseph' s Parish Hall.

Lopez, Woodrow
Woodrow Lopez - Trinidad Times Independent - October 30, 2012 - Woodrow Lopez, 46, passed away Oct. 26, 2012, at Sangre DeCristo Hospice House in Pueblo. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Lopez-Lopez, Eraclio
Eraclio Lopez-Lopez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 7, 2013 - Suspect sought in La Veta homicide - A suspect is being sought in the death of another person Sunday night in La Veta southwest of Walsenburg. Deputy Tracy Bonham of the La Veta Marshal' s office did not identify the suspect nor release information about the victim. ' A press release will be issued soon on the death,'  Bonham said. According to our partner KRDO-TV Channel 13' s website, police radio communications indicate the homicide may have happened around 9:50 p.m. Sunday, that the suspect may be armed with a knife and may be trying to leave the Huerfano County area. Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 2013 - La Veta - Suspect in La Veta homicide arrested - A man who was sought for the Sunday death of a 22-year-old man in this town of some 800 people was arrested this evening in nearby Walsenburg. The suspect, whose identity hasn't been fully determined, was arrested about 6:45 p.m. at Carl's Jr., in downtown Walsenburg, Huerfano County Sheriff Bruce Newman said. "It was the sheriff's office and police department who got a tip and sure enough, they got him," Newman said. "Last I heard, We don't have a positive (identity) of who he is. He has several aliases. We don't know who he is. Deputy Tracy Bonham of the La Veta Marshal' s Office said the suspected homicide took place at a trailer park in the 600 block of East Ryus Avenue just before 10 p.m. Sunday. The victim' s name is not being released pending family notification. Earlier, Mayor Jerry Fitzgerald said he wanted to thank law officers who helped in the investigation. ' The Walsenburg police provided translators, for example,'  Fitzgerald said. ' The CBI folks were very professional. ' And certainly, the Huerfano sheriff' s office was great. Along with the town Marshal Loren Youngers and Deputy Tracy Bonham, law enforcement has just been great.'  Other agencies working the case include the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Walsenburg Police Department and the Huerfano County Sheriff' s Office. Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 2013 - Suspect identified in La Veta death - Roberto Lopez, 22, held without bail in shooting - A man arrested Monday in the death of another man was identified Wednesday as Roberto Lopez. Lopez, 22, was arrested at Carl's Jr. in downtown Walsenburg Monday evening. The victim was identified as Eraclio Lopez-Lopez. Authorities did not have his exact age, but said he was in his mid-20's. An initial investigation indicates he may have been stabbed, but officials said the exact cause of death will not be determined until an autopsy is performed. Lopez was initially detained by Immigration Customs and Enforcement agents and later formally arrested in connection to the alleged homicide that took place in the 600 block of East Ryus Avenue of La Veta, just before 10 p.m. Sunday. He was being held Wednesday in the Huerfano County jail without bail. The La Veta Marshal's Office said upon arrival to the trailer park, the deputy marshal discovered Lopez-Lopez dead inside the residence. Authorities said the suspect and victim knew each other, but didn't say if they were related. Other agencies are assisting with the investigation including the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Walsenburg Police Department and the Huerfano County Sheriff's Office.

Lopresti, Sam
Sam Lopresti - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2011 - Sam Lopresti, 84, passed away Nov. 13. 2011. A Pueblo native, he was born Nov. 7, 1927, to the union of Augustino and Sophie (Saccamano) Lopresti. They both preceded him in death; along with his brother, Joe Lopresti; his first wife, JoAnn Lopresti; and his son, Sammy Lopresti. Sam retired from the CF&I ore prep department. He also worked on the family farm from the time he could drive a tractor. Sam is survived by his wife, Lupe Vigil Lopresti; his children, Katrina Bono, Patricia (Chuck) Osborne and Paula Lopresti; a sister, Mary Bolander; and daughter-in-law, DeAnn Lopresti; five grandchildren; other family and friends. Sam was happiest when he was giving to others. One of his favorite pastimes was distributing watermelon, cantaloupe, corn, chili and basically anything he could pick in the fields and haul in his truck to neighbors and friends. He loved to watch wrestling and play cards. To his card-playing buddies, he was known as ' Clipper.'  Sam will be missed by all who were blessed to have known him. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, 307 E. Mesa Ave.

Lord, Pauline J.
Pauline J. Lord - Casper Star Tribune - September 16, 2011 - Memorial services for Casper, WY, resident Pauline J. Lord, 80, will be held in July. Cremation has taken place. She died September 9, 2011 in her home due to a massive heart attack. Born August 2, 1931 in Walsenburg, CO, she was the daughter of Paul Soltis and Mary Ann Dunich Soltis; raised in Colorado and attended Stanford University. Pauline was a long time activist, lover of the fine arts and cherished T-bird basketball fan. Also, a member of several organizations, including the Daughters of the Nile, Social Order of the Beauceant, a Lady Elk, and Fine Arts Club. Survivors include her son, Kaye Allen Lord II, his wife Melissa, and beloved granddaughter; Ashlin J. Lord, all of Long Beach, CA. She was preceded in death by her husband Kaye Allen Lord.

Lorenz, Ben
Ben "Bennie" Lorenz - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2010 - Ben "Bennie" Lorenz, 62, Las Vegas, formerly of Pueblo, March 20. Davis Mortuary, Las Vegas.

Lorenz, Jack
Jack Lorenz - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2011 - Jack Lorenz, 75, passed away March 1, 2011, at Carondelet Hospice in Tucson, Ariz. Born Oct. 8, 1935, in Victor, Colo., and graduating from Cripple Creek/Victor High School, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1955-1959 as a hard hat deep-sea diver. Jack retired after 35 years as a welder/machinist for the power company in Pueblo, Colo. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Barbara, at their Green Valley, Ariz., home. He also is survived by stepsons, Blair and Lee Bakken; a twin brother and three sisters. Come summer, Jack will be buried at his beloved Sunnyside Cemetery in Victor, Colo., joining his parents and five brothers. A notice of the memorial service will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jack' s memory to Hospice Inpatient Care, 120 N. Tucson Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85716. Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 2011 - Jack Lorenz, 75, passed away March 1, 2011. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Victor Baptist Church, South Fourth Street and Portland in Victor, Colo., followed by burial at Sunnyside Cemetery, Victor.

Lorfing, Adolph R.
Adolph R. Lorfing - Baytown Sun - May 22, 2008 - Adolph R. Lorfing, 84, of Baytown passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at Remington Park in Baytown. He was born August 27, 1923 in Shiloh, Texas to his late parents, Henry and Minnie Lorfing, lived in Baytown for the last 61 years, retired from Exxon Mobil after 40 years of service and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Mr. Lorfing was a member of St. Paul' s Lutheran Church in Baytown, enjoyed traveling, hunting and spending time at his ranch in Paige, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Oscar Lorfing. Survivors include: wife, Minnie Lorfing of Baytown, daughter, Brenda McKinley and her husband William of Walsenburg, Colorado, son, Galyn Lorfing and his wife Linda of Baytown, sisters, Lucille Parker and her husband John of Shiloh, Dorothy Lorfing of Hallettsville, Texas and Selma Langenberg of Goliad, Texas, brother Alfred Lorfing and his wife Eunice of Victoria, 4 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 24, 2008 at the Navarre Funeral Home in Baytown with Pastor Bonnie Parker officiating. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 24, 2008 at the Shiloh Cemetery in Shiloh under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 23, 2008 at Navarre Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson' s Research, Church Street Station, P. O. Box 780 New York, NY 10008-0780 Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Drive, Baytown, Texas 77521, (281) 422-8111.

Lorimor, Wayne
Wayne Woodrow Lorimor - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2009 - Wayne Woodrow Lorimor, 93, born to Wayne E. and Namcy Ann Lorimor in Nepesta, Colo., on Dec. 21, 1915, passed away on Jan. 13, 2009. Wayne attended the "old" Centennial High School in Pueblo, graduating in 1934. He lived in the Pueblo area since 1921, except for a period of about three years he spent serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. Wayne was employed at Midwest Steel Corp. in Pueblo, retiring in 1978. He is survived by a grandson, William; and his sister, Marjorie Kennedy of Middletown, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rachel; his son, Billy; two brothers, Charles and Richard; and two sisters, Thelma L. Stiles and Alice Herman. Wayne was a true believer in Jesus Christ and has gone to be with the Lord. Viewing, noon to 4 p.m. today, and funeral service. 10 a.m. Monday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the National Diabetes Association or to the arthritis or heart funds through the funeral home office. Arrangements under the direction of Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Lorje, Elnora May
Elnora May Lorje - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2009 - Elnora May Lorje passed away January 12, 2009 in Pueblo. Elnora was born November 24, 1938 in Pueblo to Cecil and Ovilla McFredris Wilson and was a lifetime area resident. She was a member of the Beulah Community United Methodist Church where she was the organist for 30 years. She enjoyed square dancing, teaching and calling, as well as painting and was a lover of animals. She was a member of the Beulah Arts Council, the Community Center Board, and the Beulah Melodrama Club. She was Past Worthy Matron of OES #144, Past Worthy High Priestess of White Shrine of Jerusalem #7, Past Royal Matron Laurel Court #16 Order of the Amaranth, and Past Worthy Advisor and Past Mother Advisor of the IORG. She was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband John Floyd, Sr. Her survivors include her husband Eugene C. Lorje, children; Vicki (Richard) Swallow, John (Lynn) Floyd, Randy (Gloria) Woodman, Audrey (Ron) Wille, and Alyson (Bob) Norton, her brother James (Tammy) Wilson, 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 in the Beulah Community Center. Private inurnment will be in the Beulah Cemetery.

Losavio, Joe Jr.
Joe Losavio Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 2012 - Joe Losavio Jr., 74, passed away Jan. 20, 2012, in Como, Italy, in a boating accident. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Joseph Losavio Sr. Survived by his loving wife, Jeanette; stepdaughter, Melissa; in-laws, Betty and Ozzie Schmitt; and brother- in-law, Dan (Jean) Schmitt. Also survived by two sisters, Julie Corsentino and Stella Gray; one niece, Mary Lou (Bill) Keister; and three nephews, Dan (Leanne) Corsentino, Bruce (Shawna) Hearn and Larry Hearn. Joe had three great-nieces, Amanda (Gabe) Ballejos, Cassie (Jeff) Marck and Tammy Metzger; and many special friends. No service is planned in Pueblo.

Lothrop, C. (Child of)
Child of C. Lothrop - Rocky Mountain News - January 25, 1888 - Mortality in Pueblo - Pueblo, Colo., Jan. 24 - (Today occurred) the funeral of the little child of ex-Marshal C. Lothrop, of La Junta, which was brought here for medical treatment. All of these deaths occurred on the Mesa.

Loucks, Virginia R.
Virginia R. ' Ginger'  Loucks - Sheridan Press - May 7, 2008 - Former Sheridan resident Virginia R. ' Ginger'  Loucks, 75, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died April 27, 2008, in Colorado Springs. Memorial services will be later. Arrangements are with Evergreen Funeral Home in Colorado Springs. Mrs. Loucks was born Dec. 9, 1932, in Trinidad, Colo., to Roger and Thelma Ambrose Albo. A retired waitress, she enjoyed crafts, playing the piano, dancing, singing and poetry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Loucks; three brothers, Joe, Bert and Ronnie Albo; and two sisters, Irene Brown and Marie Hollingsworth. Survivors include seven children, Jerry Claflin of Sheridan, Jack Claflin and Richard Claflin, both of Trinidad, Ginger Kazmierkoski of Niagara, Wis., Irene Greer of Colorado Springs, Robert Loucks of San Diego, and Roger Loucks of Houston; 19 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Bethesda Worship Center, 1100 Big Horn Ave., Sheridan, WY 82801.

Louden, Richard
Richard Louden - Trinidad Times Independent - June 18, 2008 - Richard Louden, 87, prominent rancher and historian, passed away June 18, 2008 at St. Mary Corwin Hospital. He was born in Rocky Ford, Colorado to Roy Dick and Zita Louden on September 2, 1920. He attended Branson School, TSJC, and earned a journalism degree from the University of Missouri. He served in the army during World War II. He was preceded in death by parents, Dick and Zita Louden and loving wife, Grace Wakefield. Richard had a lifelong interest in history and archaeology. Richard lived and worked his entire life on the Louden Ranch near Branson. He was active in many organizations. He was a founding member of the Mitchell Museum, President of the State Archaeological Society, President of Branson School Board, member of the TSJC Board, Colorado Community College Board, President of the Historical Society, Southern Colorado Livestock Assn., Mt. San Rafael Hospital Board when the new hospital was built. He was a member of the Roundup Board and the County School Reorganization Board. Richard was very active in the Bent's Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Assn., as well as board member for the National Santa Fe Trail Assn. Richard received the Chenoweth Award and Honor Alumnus from TSJC. Richard, along with his brother Willard and Ruth Henritze, founded the Louden-Henritze Archaeological Museum on the TSJC campus. Richard published many articles and wrote several books about local and western history. He had a love of history and archaeology and enjoyed sharing his stories with everyone. Richard enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and especially his grandson, Dick, with whom he spend many hours hunting arrowheads and working on the ranch. Even though his health prevented him from getting out during the last couple of years, he kept a good attitude and kept busy writing history and documenting the history of the Louden Ranch. Richard had many serious accidents during his life, but never considered himself handicapped. He is survived by his son, Mack (Toyleen); grandchildren: Christine (Todd) Warner and Finn and Ava of London, England; April (Andre) Douchane and Ella, Isabel and Ryan of Centennial, CO.; and Dick and Paula Louden of Branson. Also surviving are his brother Willard (Mary Ann) Louden and sister Dorothy Dean (Jack) Gilstrap of Branson; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held on Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at 11:00 A.M. at the TSJC Scott Gymnasium, with a reception following at the Multipurpose Room on the TSJC campus. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to NOT 1 MORE ACRE, P.O. Box 773, Trinidad, CO 81082.

Lough, Jerry Allen
Jerry Allen Lough - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 2010 - Jerry Allen Lough, 76, passed away on Saturday April 24, 2010 at Select Specialty of St. Lukes in Denver. He was born on Jan. 3, 1934 to Robert Lough and Bertha Dykeman Lough in Colorado Springs, Colo. After high school he joined the U.S. Navy and honorably served his country. He was a longtime owner of Lough's Trading Post in Alamosa. Jerry especially loved to fish and hunt, play on poker nights at the Elk's Club in Alamosa and spend time at the Casinos when he had the opportunity. He was a member of the Alamosa B.P O. E 1297, the American Legion Post 113 and the Veterans of Foreign War Post 899. Jerry is survived by his children Keith Lough, Alamosa, Colo., Sally (David) Getz of East Alamosa, Colo. and Susan (Rick) Stacey of Queen Creek, Ariz. along with his grandchildren Krystopher Gutjar, Mathew Gutjar, April Archuleta and 6 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, Lyle (Bev) Lough of La Junta, Colo. and Roberta (Warren) Richards of Denver, Colo. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Sandra. Cremation was chosen and a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 30, 2010, Alamosa B.P.O.E. 1297. Contributions may be made to the Alamosa Elks Lodge in care of the funeral home office. Rogers Family Mortuary is in care of the arrangements.

Lough, Robert Dale
Robert Dale Lough - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2011 - Robert Dale Lough, 75, a 25-year resident of the Fort Mohave/ Bullhead City area, passed away on Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at his home in Fort Mohave, Ariz. Dale was born June 28, 1936, in Pueblo, Colo. As a young man he enjoyed working on automobiles, so he and his wife, Shirley, opened up Gen-Star Auto Electric in Pueblo, Colo. After 24 years of working hard at their business and raising their three girls, they decided to retire and travel. During their travels they came across a little town called Bullhead City in Ariz. They parked their motor home and went to work at the Riverside Resort and Casino in Laughlin, Nev., where Dale enjoyed his job for 24 years, and was still employed at the time of his passing. Dale was preceded in death by his parents, James and Floy Lough; three brothers, Everett, Charles and George; six sisters, Verna, Mary, Effie, Florence, Betty and Juanita. He also sadly missed his wife, Shirley, after her passing on May 17, 2008. He is survived by one sister, Eva Mcarty; one brother, Don Lough; his three daughters, Tammy (Roy) Coyner of Kingman Ariz., Leslie Lough of Fort Mohave, Ariz. and Vickie (Roland) Hoeft of Denver, Colo.; six grandchildren, Brandon, Steven (Kelly), Jodi (Justin), Kristopher, Devin and Skyler; two step-grandchildren, Christopher and Katie; two great-grandsons he adored, Gavin and Austin; as well as family and friends in Colorado. Also, Dale was looking forward to meeting his first great-granddaughter, baby Emma, who is to be born this month, and another that is on its way in March.

Loughmiller, Eileen
Eileen Loughmiller - Pueblo Chieftain - September 29, 2011 - Eileen Loughmiller, 96, of Denton, Texas, and former longtime resident of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at Denton Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Loughmiller was born on April 24, 1915, in Pawnee, Okla., to Victor and Nellie Mae Norton. She was preceded in death by Robert B. Loughmiller, her beloved husband of 46 years. She was a kind, loving woman, who touched the hearts of so many people. Among those who will miss her and cherish her memories, are sons, Jack (Hiroko) Loughmiller of Fresno, Calif., and Jim (Mary) Loughmiller of Denton, Texas; grandchildren, Brandy Loughmiller and Travis (Amanda) Loughmiller; great-grandchildren, Tinsley, Chad and Matthew.

Loughrey, Tamara
Tamara Lynn Loughrey - Pueblo Chieftain - March 5, 2013 - Tamara Lynn Loughrey (Tammi Mauro) born Sept. 24, 1965, lost her long and courageous battle with cancer on Feb. 18, 2013, at the family home in Orinda, Calif. Tamara leaves behind her loving husband, Mike; her two sons, Steven and Grant; her mother, Pam Walby and grandmother, Velda Ramsey, both of Pueblo; father, Donald Mauro, Denver; sister, Ashley Mauro, California; and special friends, Betsy, Susan and Mickey. Tamara' s grandparents, Fred Ramsey and Frank and Emily Mauro, preceded her in death. Tamara graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law with the degree of Juris Doctor in 2003 and became a civil rights attorney. Tamara handled cases for children with special needs. Her advocacy work for children with special needs began in 1990, when her oldest son, Steven, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, epilepsy and cognitive delays. Due to her son' s significant medical and education needs, she quickly learned the ropes of advocating in both the medical and school arenas. In 1996, Grant was born with special needs similar to his older brother. At 5 years old, Grant was diagnosed with autism. Her work in the area of special education law is significant as Tamara argued cases before administrative, state and federal tribunals. Tamara served on the board of the Lucille Glass Mauzy Foundation, the Regional Center of the East Bay and was recognized by the California Association for Parent-Child Advocacy for vigorous, imaginative, bold and effective educational advocacy. She was also recognized by the California Legislature Assembly for her tireless work on behalf of youths with disabilities, providing mentoring and disability awareness as well as representation of youths in cases of mistreatment. Tamara not only imparted her knowledge of civil law to her company staff (Loughrey & Associates), but she taught related topics periodically at Chapman University. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Tamara to: California Autism Foundation (TLMF), Calautism.org 510-758-0433 and Xenophon Therapeutic Riding Center, Xenophontrc.org, 925-377-0871. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on March 9 at the Pueblo Convention Center, 320 Central Main.

Lovato, Corey Clifford
Corey Clifford Lovato - Trinidad Times Independent - April 25, 2013 - Corey Clifford Lovato of Weston, formally of Longmont, went to be with our Lord unexpectedly April 21, 2013. He was 34. Corey was born on April 15, 1979, in Boulder, to David Lovato and Laura Lamorie. He attended Boulder Elementary Schools. He moved to Longmont attending Skyline High School. He received numerous awards for his football accomplishments. He also held a brown belt in Tae Kwon Do. After graduating in 1997 Corey came to Trinidad to attend Trinidad State Jr. College. He moved on to Red Rocks Community College where he started his career in plumbing. He finished his apprenticeship at Colorado Industry Training Council, graduating at the top of his class. He was a Registered Commercial Plumber. He worked for Total Plumbing from 1997 to 2010. He recently accomplished his goal of becoming a master plumber. In March of 2009 Corey completed Theology I from Headwaters Bible Institute; he went on to complete Theology II in June of 2009. Corey was a faithful servant of the Lord, as the Lord blessed him with many talents including missionary work, where he traveled to Singapore, and the Philippine' s. He also traveled to the Navajo Indian Reservations in New Mexico. Throughout his journey he brought many people to know the Lord as their Savior. Corey had a very big heart. He loved everyone. He will be remembered for his contagious laugh and huge smile. He loved spending time with his family and friends. His greatest enjoyment was to be in the mountains fishing and camping. Corey was a trophy fisherman. He loved his mother, as she adored him. He was her ' presh'  and every girlfriend knew he was a mama' s boy and proud of it. His greatest joy was his daughter Ellysiana who he loved with all his heart. He shared a very special bond with his aunts Velma and Sharlene. And his cousins Charles, LeJon, Jason, and Jeremey who were more like his brothers and Gabrielle who was like his sister. Preceding in death is his father David Lovato, grandparents Claude and Mary Lamorie, Fred and Carrie Lovato, Uncle Frank Lovato, Aunt Ethel Lamorie, Cousins J.J. Vigil, Joshua Vigil, and Robyn Marylynn Abeyta. He is survived by his loving mother Laura Lamorie, Longmont, proud father of Ellysiana, brothers Clint (Denise) Lovato, nieces Taylor, Kylee, and Addie, Longmont, Craig (Lisa)Lovato, Cleveland, Ohio, nephews Justin, Ft. Collins, Peyton, and Jackson, Cleveland. Aunts and Uncles, Gladys (Earl) Garcia, Littleton, Godfather Claude (Carolyn) Lamorie, Brighton, Max (Cheryl) Lamorie, North Carolina, Velma (Leon) Gutierrez, Trinidad, Sharlene Lamorie, Trinidad, Mary Lovato, Denver, John (Pat) Lovato; Pueblo; Bill (Helen) Lovato, Denver, Bob Lovato, Trinidad, Manual (Sandy) Lovato, Broomfield, George (Pat) Lovato, Trinidad. Also surviving are numerous cousins too many to mention but he knew them by name and loved them all. Funeral Services will be Friday, April 26, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Faith Christian Fellowship with Pastor Bill Frashuer officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers are David (Pez) Trujillo, Gabrielle Gonzales, Shane Lamorie, Derrick Lyon, Manuel Ortiz, Solomon Cordova, Carl Puhr, Frank Garcia. Active pallbearers Cousins Kevin Lamorie, Jeremy Lamorie, Charles Garcia, Jason Vigil, LeJon Gutierrez, and nephew Justin Lovato. Family can be contacted at 802 W Colorado Ave. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Lovato, D Ray Anthony
D Ray Anthony Lovato - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2010 - D Ray Anthony Lovato, our precious little boy, passed away Nov. 13, 2010. He was born Nov. 12, 2010, in Colorado Springs, Colo. D Ray is survived by his parents, Darrel A. Lovato and Cheri N. Vigil; grandparents, Andrea and Luke Trujillo, Michele and Tim Jones; great-grandparents, Delphine Ortega and Sylvia Lovato; several aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends. Private family service.

Lovato, Elsie Frances
Elsie Frances "Gramita" Lovato - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2009 - Elsie Frances "Gramita" Lovato, 80, of Pueblo, CO. went to be with her Father God and reunited with her valentine, Bernie Lovato, on Feb. 14, 2009. Gramita was born on Aug. 28, 1928, in Chama, Colo., to the union of Leandro and Severa Montoya. Preceded in death by son-in-law, John Lonzo Chacon; and sister, Trinidad Vigil. She is survived by her children, Bernice, Danny Josie and Ricky Connie; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one grandchild to be born in August; five brothers; and two sisters; adopted daughters, Christine, Bernice and Sue; numerous relatives and friends and also by her extended family at Praise Assembly of God. Gramita was known for her special ministry of delivering sermon tapes and food to members of Praise Assembly, who for one reason or another, could not attend church. She was a mighty Prayer Warrior, always praying for her loved ones, friends and lost souls. She loved anything to do with the outdoors, especially fishing, camping and picking pinon nuts; but most of all, Gramita was known for making the best tamales in Pueblo. Gramita will be greatly missed by everyone. Prayer service, 7 p.m. - Pueblo Chieftain - Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, Praise Assembly of God. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at the church hall following interment.

Lovato, Harold E.
Harold E. Lovato - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 2010 - Harold E. Lovato, 78, of Trinidad, Colo., went to be with the Lord on Jan. 16, 2010. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, both at Holy Trinity Church. Interment, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Comi Funeral Home. Comi Funeral Home - January 18, 2011 - With great sadness, we announce the passing of our Husband and Father, Harold E. Lovato, who went to be with our Lord. He died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on Jan. 16, 2010, after a lengthy illness. He was 78 years old. He was born on Nov. 25, 1931, in Bear Canyon to Lucia (Martinez) Lovato and Jose Arsenio Lovato. He attended public school at Sopris, but began working at an early age with his grandfather. He was a retired coal miner, having worked in area mines for a total of 43 years. He was a member of UMWA Local 9856. He also worked for various construction companies. He was united in marriage to Theodora R. Gomez on Nov. 20, 1950, in Raton, N.M. Harold was a devoted son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. His life was devoted to his faith, his family and his life's work. Harold and Dora raised eight children in a home of discipline, laughter and most importantly, faith, love and forgiveness. He always had time to sit and visit with anyone. He had special devotions to St. Anthony of Padua and St. Ignatius of Loyola. His laughter and smiles will be forever in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bentura and Rafelita Lovato; parents, Jose and Lucy Lovato; sisters, Gladys Martinez, Marilyn Montoya and brother, Albert Lovato. Also preceding him was a grandson, David Lovato-Rael. He was a lifetime member of San Antonio De Padua, Mt. Carmel and Holy Trinity Catholic Churches. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Theodora Lovato; daughters, Beatrice (Phil) Rico, Victoria (Julian) Gettler, Theresa (Steve) Sampson, Valorie Lovato (Tommy Maynes) all of Trinidad; Bernice (Richard) Trujillo; sons, Leroy (Corrine) Lovato, Pueblo; Daniel (Donna) Lovato, Gypson, and David Lovato, Boncarbo. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, four great grandchildren; brothers, Joseph A. (Joyce) Lovato, Jr., and Eloy (Joan) Lovato, Denver, Colo.; brothers-in-law, Joe (Cindy) Gomez, Charles (Jane) Gomez, Bob Ruybal, Trini Apodaca; sisters-in-law, Madeline Barela all of Denver; Barbara Lovato, Trinidad; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and aunt, Rose Lovato of Denver. He is also survived by longtime friend whom he considered a brother, Charlie Fodor, Trinidad. Rosary was Jan. 20, 2010, at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass was Jan. 21, 2010 at Holy Trinity Church. Interment with Rite of Committal followed at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are his children and grandchildren. Active pallbearers are David Lovato, Gary Bowman, Robert Trujillo, Robert Madrid, Flavio Chaves, Ben Chavez, and Andres DeLeon. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Lovato, Isabel
Isabel Lovato - Pueblo Chieftain - May 4, 2009 - Isabel Lovato, 69, of Pueblo, passed away on April 30, 2009. She was preceded in death by her former husband, Savino Cancino; parents, Paulino and Piedad Rivera; and brother, Danny Rivera. Isabel is survived by her loving, patient and kind husband, Joe Lovato; children, Roseann (Paul) Diaz, Greg (Lily) Cancino, Nancy Madrid, Jerry Bravo, Lupe Cancino, Toni (Darryl) Frates, Elisa (Mark Rodriguez) Cancino, Jessica (Perry) Nolan and Janice Cancino; 19 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; siblings, Carmen Farias, Rose (Gilbert) Garcia, Lupe Lucas, Manuel (Edna) Rivera, Adela (Dennis) Cunningham, Mary (Orville) Fairly, Joe Rivera and Betty Montoya; and numerous nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. Isabel was a faithful Witness to Jehovah. She was a pioneer who loved to go on service. She was a loving wife, a wonderful mother and a proud grandmother. Isabel was a loving and giving person who lived up to the standards that she believed in. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel, cremation to follow. Inurnment, 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Lovato, Jose Filberto
Jose "Joe" Filberto Lovato - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25. 2011 - Jose "Joe" Filberto Lovato, born in Sopris, Colo., having been blessed with 66 years of love and living, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Beatrice; sons, Steven and Sam; and the joys of his life, grandchildren, Madison and Lucas. He is survived by his mother, Rose; brother, John; sister, Dorothy (Jim) Dennis; brothers-in-law, Bob, Ralph, Rich, Jim and Tony (Carrie) Trujillo, and Claude Gilliland; sisters-in-law, Irene (Paul) Vickles, Marie Butt and Therese (Dale) Maragee. He had a profound love for his family and faith and enjoyed fishing and hunting. Preceded in death by his father, Epimenio; and sister, Tina. Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, Christ the King Parish, 1708 Horseshoe Drive, with Monsignor Thomas M. Adrians as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Lovato, Kenneth
Kenneth ' Kenny'  James Lovato - Pueblo Chieftain - September 9, 2012 - Kenneth ' Kenny'  James Lovato, 57, of Pueblo, formerly of Kansas City, Mo., passed away on Sept. 4, 2012, with his family at his side after a long battle with cancer. Born Dec. 7, 1954, in Pueblo, to the union of his late parents, Theodore Lovato and Erlinda Romero Lovato Folsom; stepfather, Charles Folsom; also preceded in death by his grandparents, Benjamin and Manuelita Lovato, Gilbert and Susie Romero; son, Mathew Smalley; and brothers, Charles, Frankie and David Folsom. Survived by his beloved children, Susie (Robert) Copeland, Anthony ' TJ'  Smalley, Kansas City, Angel Lovato, New Mexico, and Sky Lovato, Rawlings, Wyo.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Ted Lovato, Forth Worth, Texas, and Michael Folsom, Kansas City; aunt, Mattie Diaz, Kansas City; special uncle, Trinidad Lovato, Colorado Springs; cousins, Bonnie Palma and Lucy Martinez; best friend, Gizmo; and extended Romero, Lovato family and friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Lovato, Larry D.
Larry D. Lovato - Trinidad Times Independent - October 30, 2010 - Larry D. (Lorenz) Lovato, 56, passed away Oct. 28, 2010. Larry was born on March 27, 1954, in Raton, N.M. to Rebecca and Albert Lovato. He attended public schools, including Lincoln High, in Sopris, and Trinidad High School, where he graduated in 1974. Larry married Phyllis Aragon in 1974, a union that produced 3 children, Dawn, Trish and Delta. Larry moved to Denver in 1976 with his family. He worked for Adolf Coors in Golden and also on the Eisenhower Tunnel off I-70 west of Denver. He also worked for his father-in-law Dan Aragon in the fabricated precast business. Larry loved hunting, fishing, and visiting with family and friends. His older brother, Jayma, was his inspiration in life. Larry will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Preceding him in death are parents, Rebecca and Albert Lovato, brothers Tom and Jayma, sisters Judith Ann and Cora Lovato. Survivors are daughters, Dawn (Shouk), Trish (Zack) Hornbaker, Colorado Springs, Delta (Nick) granddaughters Delilah and Nevada, Trinidad, brothers Gerald Lovato, Pueblo, Donald Lovato, Trinidad, Wayne Lovato, Trinidad, Ray (Cynthia) Lovato, Trinidad, Kenny (Armanda) Lovato, Trinidad, Toby Lovato, Pueblo, Shawn Lovato, Trinidad, sisters Debbie (Fred) Archuletta, Trinidad, Arlene Lovato, Trinidad, Jackie (Lonnie) Lopez, Pueblo, Lavern Lovato (Gary Vigil) Pueblo, numerous nieces, nephews. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 3-7 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass was celebrated Nov. 3, 2010, at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Longsdale-Carpio Cemetery. Active pallbearers are his brothers. Honorary pallbearers are his nieces, nephews and friends. Family may be contacted at 634 E. Main St. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Lovato, Lornce
Lornce Lovato - The Californian - December 19, 2005 - Lornce Lovato, 82, of Soledad died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005, at his home after a lengthy illness. He was born Feb. 6, 1923, in Kim, Colo. He was a construction worker. Survivors: Daughters, Lorraine Lovato, Dorothy Lovato, Louise Lovato and Carolyn Lovato, all of Salinas, and Susan Lovato of Soledad; sons, Lawrence T. Lovato of Texas, Frank Lovato and Dickie Lovato, both of Pueblo, Colo., and Matthew Lovato of Salinas; sister, Rose Santastevens of Trinidad, Colo.; brothers, Herman Lovato of Denver and Manuel Lovato of Visalia; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: Has been held. Services: Will be held in LaJunta, Colo. Burial: Fairview Cemetery, LaJunta, Colo. Arrangements: Healey Mortuary, 405 N. Sanborn Road, Salinas.

Lovato, Marlene C.
Marlene C. Lovato - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 2011 - Marlene C. Lovato, born Nov. 16, 1947, went home to her Lord on Aug. 14, 2011. Preceded in death by her son, Leonard Trujillo; father, Fred Casias; and brother, Tim Casias. Survived by her loving spouse, Trinidad Lovato; mother, Helen Casias; siblings, Gloria Nunez, Tony (Dianne) Casias, Paula Contreras and Duke (Sun-Win) Casias; many nieces and nephews; special angels in her life, Mona Contreras, Lynn and Gene Contreras, Matt Contreras and Bonnie and Paul Palma; and extended family and friends. Marlene had a very loving, compassionate soul for family and friends. She was a loving solace to family, friends and many a stranger. She will be very missed and a beautiful memory to family and friends. We love you so much, Marlene! We were blessed to have you in our lives. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Lovato, Mary Christella
Mary Christella Lovato - Colorado Springs Gazette - May 7, 2011 - Mary Christella Lovato, 85, Colorado Springs, passed away peacefully with the support of family and friends, Wednesday, May 4, 2011. She was born to the late Ezequiel and Rosario Trujillo, July 22, 1925 in Torres, Colorado. She was married to her beloved Ernest (Ernie) for 49 years, whom she has joined in Heaven. Chris was a homemaker devoted to her family. As a devout Catholic, she belonged to Sacred Heart Church for 66 years where she served as a Eucharistic minister. She was an active volunteer at the food pantry and also volunteered many hours at Sacred Heart School. Chris loved to travel, especially to religious sites in New Mexico and around the world. She loved ceramics, dancing at the senior center, and of course spending time with family and friends. Chris is survived by her loving children Michael, Louis, Ronald, Rosemarie, Joseph, Dennis, and Thomas along with 18 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers Max (Irene) Trujillo, Zeke (Mary) Trujillo and sisters Santana (Elipio) Duran, Rosalie (John) Lujan, and Marcella Jackson along with numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by brother Jerry Trujillo and other family members who have all greeted her into Heaven. Chris was truly devoted to the Lord and that made her a wonderful source of inspiration to many. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Sacred Heart Church or Ever Care Hospice. A Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 10, 2011 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM with the Rosary at 6:00 PM at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home Chapel. A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 2030 West Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs with the Burial services to follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery 3825 Airport Road, Colorado Springs.

Lovato, Phillip
Phillip Lovato - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2013 - Phillip Lovato, 51. Passed away Jan. 23, 2013. Arrangements pending.

Lovato, Theresa A.
Theresa A. Lovato - Pueblo Chieftain - October 4, 2012 - Theresa A. Lovato entered eternity Sept. 30, 2012, at the age of 93. She was born in Los Alamos, N.M., to the union of Juan and Lucinda (Sena) Anaya on Oct. 21, 1918. She is survived by her brother, Seferino Anaya; and immediate family, Seferino ' Dave,'  Kathy, Louise, Chris (Diana), Rosalee, Charlotte (Michael); and a host of other special extended family members. Theresa was known to family and friends as ' Tia Tere.'  At her request, a rosary and funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2701 E. 12th St., with a reception to follow at the church hall. Arrangements, George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Lovato, Toby L.
Toby L. Lovato - Trinidad Times Independent - December 4, 2012 - Toby L. Lovato, 50, passed away in Pueblo Nov. 28, 2012. Funeral Services will be Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Bible Baptist Church, 1102 Stonewall Ave. Persons wishing to do so may make donations in his memory in care of Comi Funeral Home. P.O. Box 122, Trinidad, Co. 81082. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Lovato, Trinidad
Trinidad Lovato - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2013 - Trinidad Lovato, 74, of Colorado Springs, passed away May 19, 2013, with his family at his side. Born in Roy, N.M. on March 9, 1939. Preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Manuelita Lovato; wife and soulmate, Marlene Lovato; son, Leonard Trujillo; brothers, Ted, Gilbert, Henry, Alfonso, Eloy and Eddie Lovato; sisters, Patsy Lovato, Linda Castro and Maria; father-in-law, Fred Casias; and brother-in-law, Tim Casias. Survived by his grandson, Damian Moss; uncle, Tobias Ortega; special nieces and nephews, Bonnie, Paul, Lucy, BB, Gene and Mona; mother-in-law, Helen Casias; brothers-in-law, Tony (Diane) and Duke (Sunwen) Casias; sisters-in-law, Gloria and Paula; his dog, Lena; and multiple nieces, nephews and friends. Trini was a sergeant in the U.S. Army and served two years in Erlong, Germany, from 1962-1967. He retired as a heavy equipment operator from the City of Colorado Springs. The last of his generation, an avid fisherman and Broncos fan, always there to help anyone in need. He will be deeply missed by his remaining family and friends. May he always rest in peace. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at the home of Bonnie Palma, 553 S. Camino De Los Ranchos, Pueblo West, and at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2013 - Trinidad Lovato, 74. Also survived by his sisters, Celia Lovato of Kansas and Tina Lovato of Denver. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at the home of Bonnie Palma, 553 S. Camino De Los Ranchos, Pueblo West, and at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team

Lovato, William
William ' Bill'  Lovato - Trinidad Times Independent - August 8, 2012 - William ' Bill'  Lovato, former Trinidad resident, educator, mayor and councilman, passed away at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lafayette, Co., Aug. 1, 2012. He was 83. He was born in Ramey April 9, 1929, the son of Esquielita (Gomez) and Demecio Lovato. He attended area schools including TSJC and Adams State College where he received his BA Degree in Education. Bill proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1951-1953 during the Korean Conflict where he honored with the Distinguished Unit Citation, United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with four Bronze Stars. He was an excellent educator, first as principal of St. Thomas School in Sopris then as an English teacher at Trinidad High School. Bill then moved and taught in Commerce City until his retirement. He was a former councilman and former mayor of Trinidad. He liked golfing, fishing, dancing and baseball. In his younger years, Bill played baseball in the Trinidad city leagues. Preceding him in death are parents, sister Mabel Saiz and son-in-law Michael Ross. Survivors are daughters Brenda Ross, East Moline, Ill., JoAnn (Ben) Berrera, Pueblo, Connie (Frank) Morgan, Denver, nine grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren, sisters Mary Montoya, Denver, Rita (Ernie) Garduno, Pueblo, Pros Valdez, Trinidad, Sally (Ben) Trujillo, Denver, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Interment will be held Tuesday, August 7, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by Ft. Carson Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers are Nathan Gill and Micah Dudley. Active pallbearers are William Ross, Wayne Ross, Charles Ross, Jeff Stepina, Scott Stepina and Brian Barrera. Bill will be greatly missed by those who knew him and loved him. Arrangements are under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Lovato-Carson, Dorothy
Dorothy Lovato-Carson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 2009 - Dorothy Lovato-Carson, 55, of San Luis, Colo., went to be with the Lord on Nov. 17, 2009. Preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Carson; and parents, Juan and Ofelia Lovato. Survived by her children, Anthony (Sylvia) Cordova, Valerie (David) Coats, Christopher Lopez, Stephanie Lopez and Marcelina Lopez; nine grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Grace Chapel of the Valley in San Luis, Colo.

Love, Billye
Billye Love - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - December 28, 2005 - Billye Love, 90, died in Trinidad on December 25, 2005. She was born June 20, 1915, in College Station, Texas to Holly Washington and Ella Hector Bass. Billye quit school after 8th grade to care for her sick father. She then went back to school for accounting and stenography. In 1936, she married Raymond C. Miles in Duncan, Okla. She worked as a bookkeeper and legal secretary. She ran a church camp. Upon her retirement, she did volunteer work for Wanda Daughtery Ministries. She married Sheb Love in 1992 in Wewoka, Okla. She lived most of her life in Duncan, Okla. except for six years in Washington, D.C. and six years in Wewoka. She's lived in Trinidad for the past six years. She is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, five sisters, granddaughter Teresa Burch and stepson James Sparrow. She is survived by her sons Wallis (Anna) Miles, Trinidad and Donald (Bonnie) Miles, Monk's Corner, S.C.; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Pallbearers will be John Gonzales, John Gonzales Jr., Jerry Burch, Gilbert Mares, Andy Haigh and Robert Dryden. A visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 29 from 2-6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held Friday, Dec. 30 at 1 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with Sam Cadena officiating. Burial to follow at the Masonic Cemetery. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Love, Nanci Lee
Nanci Lee Love - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 2011 - Nanci Lee Love passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at The Parks Health and Rehab Center. She was born on July 25, 1946, in Fort Collins, Colo. She is survived by her daughter, Marla Lynn Mack of Orlando; granddaughter, Meghan Mack of Orlando; brother, Nile Knez of Denver, Colo.; sister, Trudy Kuntz of Pueblo, Colo.; sister, Renee Curtis of Pueblo, Colo. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, with a memorial service at 2 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home, 895 S. Goldenrod Road, Orlando, FL 32822,

Low, Ted Gary
Ted Gary Low - Pueblo Chieftain - January 3, 2013 - Ted Gary Low passed away Dec. 31, 2012, in Pueblo. Ted was born in Osage, Iowa, on April 2, 1933, and came to Pueblo in 1955, where he worked at the Colorado Mental Health Institute for 32 years. He was a Past Master of Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM and Past Worthy Matron of Fidelity Chapter No. 144 OES. Ted was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Iola Low; and his brother, Jim DeMuth. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Anabele Low; children, Steve Low, Theresa Oliva, Tom (Cindy) Low, Pam (Lee) Warfield, Gary (Ellen) Low, Clara (Norm) Tafoya; and his stepchildren, Sandy (Ray) Francel, Betsy Miller and Doug (Shawna Valdez) Miller. Also survived by brothers, Jack (Mary) Demuth, David (Ruth) Low; and his sister, Diane Orpen; 19 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Cremation will take place. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in the Davis Memorial Chapel, with Masonic Rites provided by Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM.

Lowder, Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen Sullivan Lowder - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 2009 - Mary Ellen Sullivan Lowder passed away peacefully on April 23, 2009, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Born in Pueblo, Colo., on March 11, 1922, Mary Ellen was not only a Colorado native, but a resident of Colorado Springs for over 60 years. Mary Ellen was the granddaughter of Michael and Mary Sullivan, Irish immigrants and pioneers who settled in Pueblo in 1875. Her parents were Henry Thomas and Anna Marie Mergler Sullivan, who continued the pioneer family heritage in Pueblo, along with her brothers Tom, Vince, and Ray Sullivan. Mary Ellen is survived by her sister, Patricia Sullivan Randolph, 90, who resides in Pueblo. She also is survived by her children, Loralea, Dennis and Thomas Lowder and Phyllis Lowder Gress; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Friday, May 1, Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Colorado Springs. Graveside service, 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 1, Imperial Memorial Gardens with a reception following. Arrangements by The Springs Funeral Services, 3115 E. Platte Ave., Colorado Springs, CO. (719-328-1793)

Lowder, Terry Max
Terry Max Lowder - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 2009 - Terry Max Lowder, 71, died August 20, 2009 at his home in Alamosa. Terry was born August 4, 1938 in Tyrone, Oklahoma to Ernest and Iola (Goodman) Lowder. He married his wife of 50 years Holly Zane Smith in Taos, New Mexico. Terry owned and operated Terry' s Liquor in Alamosa for several years and most recently worked as a Courier for the Pueblo Chieftain newspaper. He served on the Alamosa Volunteer Fire Department for 17 years and was Lieutenant Engineer. He was also an active member of the Alamosa B.P.O.E 1297. Terry enjoyed spending time with his friends and socializing. He took great pride in keeping his home and yard in great shape. Terry was very dedicated and when asked to complete a task he would take it on personally to make sure it was completed in the best possible manner. He also enjoyed spending time in the mountains hunting. Terry is survived by his father, Ernest Lowder of Del Norte; his wife Holly Z. Lowder of Parker, Colo.; his children, Konnie (Yolanda Prislupsky) McCauley of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Jayson (Louann) Lowder of Austin, TX; his brother Val Ryse (Sharon) Lowder of Utah; his sisters, Jeanene (Van) Pepper of Monte Vista, and Jaxine (Glen) Edwards of Golden, Colo.; as well as four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. His mother, Iola Lowder, and his brother, Dennis Lowder, preceded him in death. Cremation was chosen and a Memorial Service will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 24, 2009 at the Alamosa Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. 1297. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either Hospice del Valle or to the Alamosa Volunteer Fire Department in care of the funeral home office. Rogers Family Mortuary of Alamosa is in care of the arrangements.

Lowe, Wainright E.
Wainright E. Lowe - Pueblo Indicator - October 13, 1934 - W. E. Lowe Passed Away - Word has been received of the death of W. E. Lowe, which occurred at Quarenta, Tankerton, Kent, England, September 19, last. Mr. and Mrs. Lowe resided for many years as pioneers on a large sheep ranch about 15 miles southwest of Pueblo, and seven years ago they leased the place and went to England. Heart failure is said to have caused his death. Mr. Lowe was greatly respected by all who knew him for his high principles, his integrity and his rugged adherence to what is right in all things. He had a host of friends here who will be saddened at the news of his death. Pueblo Indicator - October 27, 1934 - English Paper Tells Of Mr. Lowe' s Death - A copy of the Whitstable Times and Tanketon Press, England, was received at the Indicator office the 16th inst. in which was recorded an obituary notice of the late Wainright E. Lowe of Pueblo, Colorado. The Indicator October 13 also contained an account of Mr. Lowe' s death which occurred at Quarenta, Tanketon, Kent, England, September 19. The English paper gives a list if the principal mourners and of those who gave beautiful floral tributes. Besides the widow deceased is survived by several brothers and sisters and nephews. He was 72 years of age. He was one of Pueblo county' s foremost citizens.

Lowenbruck, Gertrude
Mrs. John Lowenbruck - The Walsenburg World - October 22, 1914 - Mrs. John Lowenbruck died at Carlsbad, New Mexico, Monday, the 12th day of October, 1914, due to a stroke of paralysis. Mrs. Lowenbruck had not been in the best of health for some time, but had been confined to her bed only a little over two weeks, when death resulted. She was born in the San Luis Valley in northern New Mexico. Her maiden name was Miss Gertrude Hendren, her father being Captain C. C. Hendren, a graduate of West Point, who resigned his commission at the outset of the Civil War, and came to Colorado and settled at Walsenburg. The deceased was united in marriage to John Lowenbruck, at Walsenburg, December 26, 1882, and of that union were born ten children. After the marriage Mrs. Lowenbruck and her husband resided at Walsenburg until the year 1896 when they moved to Roswell and thence to Carlsbad. Mrs. Lowenbruck was a woman of the broadest charity, unassuming in manner, and of a quiet, retiring disposition; and much beloved by the old timers and residents of Huerfano County.

Lowens, George Wallace II
George Wallace "Chip" Lowens II - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 2010 - George Wallace "Chip" Lowens II, 61, passed away Friday, April 9, 2010. A native of Jacksonville, Fla., Mr. Lowens had lived most of his life in Colorado and had recently moved back to Jacksonville.

Lowery, Buck Leroy
Buck Leroy Lowery - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 2012 - Buck Leroy Lowery passed away Nov. 12, 2012, in Pueblo. Buck was born Oct. 8, 1923, in Richards, Colo., to Joe and Hazel Lowery. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during WWII. Buck taught high school and college automotive in Neosho, Mo., and in Pueblo. He retired from SCSC as dean of adult vocational adult education. He started the adult education program at the Colorado State Penitentiary and worked with many government agencies in India, Mexico and here in the United States. He was the administrator for the ACT automotive recertification for 20 years. Buck enjoyed snowmobiling, skiing, talking and was an American picker. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his first wife, Betty Lou Ward Lowery, whom he married on Aug. 7, 1943. Buck loved his family very much. He is survived by his wife of nine years, Georgia Timme Lowery; his three daughters, Peggy (Carl) Stuckey, Linda (Don) Dever and Donna (Tim) Nordell; his grandchildren, Lynn Davis, Jeff McMartin, Doug McMartin, James Nordell, Julie Stewart, Jasen Nordell, Travis Nordell, Natalie Jankelow and their spouses; many great-grandchildren; his brother, Richard Lowery and his family; as well as a large extended family. Mr. Lowery will lie in state from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, at the mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood Lane, with Masonic burial rites by Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM. Graveside service and interment will follow in the Brookside Cemetery in Rye, Colo., with military honors provided by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Lowman, Donald I.
Donald I. Lowman - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 2012 - Donald I. Lowman, October 1, 1931 - August 27, 2012 - Donald I. Lowman, 80, passed away on Aug. 27, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia; and son, Tom Reynolds. Don is survived by his daughter, Coleen (Chris) Leonardelli; grandchildren, George and Jeremy Wilson, Cassi Hunt; great-grandchildren, Zion Wilson and Urijah Wilson. Special thanks to Stacy Novack. Per his request, cremation with no service. Family will receive friends at the family home. Arrangements, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Lowman, Sandra Grace
Sandra Grace Lowman - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2009 - Sandra Grace Lowman passed away peacefully in her home surround by her loved ones Sept. 25, 2009. We will all share in the joy of her life for her memorial remembrance; join us at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, Sonrise Church in Pueblo West, Colo. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Native American College fund or to the Walsenburg Animal Shelter.

Loya, Danielle
Danielle Loya - The Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 2012 - Pueblo girl, 8, killed on highway - She was hit crossing U.S. 50 after getting ice cream- An 8-year-old Pueblo girl was hit by a car and killed late Saturday as she attempted to cross U.S. 50 East near 20th Lane. The Colorado State Patrol identified the girl as Danielle Loya. The accident happened at 9:50 p.m. The Colorado State Patrol said a 1993 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Victoria Davis, 44, of Pueblo hit the girl, who was running across the highway just west of 20th Lane. The girl was transported to Parkview Medical Center where she died of undisclosed injuries. The patrol said Davis remained at the scene following the crash and is not considered to be at fault in the accident. A group of family and friends gathered at the scene Sunday night for a candlelight vigil. A memorial was established earlier in the evening and grew to include candles, balloons and stuffed animals. Danielle' s cousin, Eddie Fernandez, 23, of Pueblo, was still at the vigil about 10:15 p.m. Sunday. He said the parking lot was full when the vigil began. ' She was beautiful. She was the princess of our family and she was a diva,'  Fernandez said. ' We' re going to miss her.'  Fernandez said Danielle was attending a quinceanera at the American Legion hall, and a man was selling ice cream on that side of the highway earlier in the night. Balloons and a pair of teddy bears mark where 8-year-old Danielle Loya died after being struck and killed by a car Saturday on U.S. 50 near 20th Lane. As the night went on, he went back to the store and attendees of the quinceanera began crossing the highway for ice cream. Fernandez said Danielle and a couple of other girls were coming back to the event after getting ice cream and she was hit while crossing the highway. ' I saw the whole thing. When she was coming back with her candy, she got hit. We were right here,'  Fernandez said. At the vigil, it was evident the area is very dark at night. Only one small light illuminates the area. A store clerk near the scene of the accident said several children and adults were crossing the busy highway, coming from the American Legion hall for ice cream. ' We didn' t see it but we heard the mother screaming. A lot of people came out,'  said the clerk, who asked to remain anonymous. Danielle was a student at Liberty Point Elementary School, formerly known as Pueblo West Elementary School. Pueblo County School District 70 Superintendent Ed Smith said Sunday that although the district is on summer break, counselors will be available at the school today for students and staff. The accident remains under investigation. Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 2012 - Danielle Loya, 8, of Pueblo. Arrangements pending. Full notice later.

Loya, Jesus
Jesus Loya - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 2009 - Jesus Loya, 75, of Colorado Springs, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 26, 2009. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, with funeral service to follow at Romero Chapel.

Loyd, Gloria
Gloria Winger Loyd - Pueblo Chieftain - July 7, 2011 - Gloria Winger Loyd was born Jan. 3, 1934 and passed away June 30, 2011. She is survived by her sons, Danny and Steven; brother, Gary (Judy) Boman; and sister, Norma (George) Nightingale. Gloria loved camping and fishing. Cremation, with a memorial service 11 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Lozinsky, Georgia
Georgia Lozinsky - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2013 - Georgia Lozinsky, 61, passed away suddenly on Feb. 6, 2013. She was a light to all who knew her. Despite having battled diabetes her entire life, Georgia embraced life in a way that was an inspiration to others. Preceded in death by her beloved mother, Ida Lozinsky; and her son, Baby Boy Egan. Survived by husband, Jim Carsella; father, Harold Lozinsky; sister, Glenda (Steve) Strickbine; nephew, Steve Jr. (Suzy); loving nieces, Addie, Haley, Sarah and Riley; several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the American Diabetes Association or the RMLEI Foundation through the funeral home.

Lubich, Kenneth L.
Kenneth L. Lubich - Pueblo Chieftain - May 2, 2010 - Kenneth L. Lubich, 77, passed away April 30. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Lubich, Thomas Robert
Thomas Robert Lubich - Pueblo Chieftain - March 9, 2012 - Thomas Robert Lubich, 66, passed away March 6, 2012. Survived by his wife of 43 years, Patti Lubich; children, Brian (Kristin) Lubich of Colorado Springs and LeAnn (Scott) Aumiller of Pueblo; sister, Sandy Sabo of Pueblo West; grandchildren, Megan, Kelsey, Kyle, Paige and Blake; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Ann Lubich; and sister, Linda Conklin. Tom was born June 11, 1945, in Pueblo. He served in U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War and retired as a superintendent for the Pueblo County Road and Bridge Department. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2012, at St. Mary Church, 307 E. Mesa Ave., with the Rev. Father Ben Bacino as celebrant. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Jake Clifton T-Cross Ranches Memorial Scholarship Fund and Preseren Glee Club through the funeral home.

Lucas, Jean L.
Jean L. Lucas - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 2009 - Jean L. Lucas, 64, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 11, 2009. She is preceded in death by her father, James Kelly. Jean is survived by her husband of 28 years, Mickael Lucas; children, Tammy (Rudy), Lee (Mike) and Jacquline (Shannon); 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; mother, Grace Kelly; sister, Peggy (Dr. Steve) Cardos; and numerous nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. Jean will be remembered as an open-hearted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her flower gardens. She enjoyed shopping at flea markets and garage sales. She was always able to find great deals. The family would like to thank Dr. Schwartz, Diane, Lydia Vigil and the rest of his staff. In honor of Jean' s favorite color, the family requests that guests wear pink colors. Viewing prior to service. Funeral service, noon, Monday, Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Lucas, Lupe
Lupe Lucas - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2010 - Lupe Lucas, 74, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 13, 2010. Preceded in death by her parents, Paulino and Piedad Rivera; siblings, Liz Cancino Lovato and Daniel Rivera. Lupe is survived by her husband, James Lucas; son, James Lucas; siblings, Carmen Farias, Rose (Gilbert) Garcia, Manuel (Edna) Rivera, Adela (Dennis) Cunningham, Mary (Orville) Fairly, Joe Rivera, Betty Montoya. Lupe retired from Penrose Hospital after 27 years of service. She began her career at St. Mary-Corwin in the dietary department in Pueblo then moved to Colorado Springs and began working for Penrose Hospital in 1967, also in the dietary department. Her mother encouraged her to continue her schooling and in 1981 she earned her LPN designation. Rosary, 7 p.m. today, Sept. 16, 2010; funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, both at St. Francis Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Lucas, Mary V.
Mary V. "Skeedo" Lucas - Pueblo Chieftain - September 6, 2009 - Mary V. "Skeedo" Lucas was born in Pennsboro, W.V., to Charles and Bessie Hartman on Easter Sunday, April 20, 1919, and she died on Aug. 19, 2009, in Puyallup, Wash. Skeedo moved to Pueblo, Colo., at the age of 8. Skeedo was married to William (Luke) Lucas for 52 years. She worked at the Colorado State Hospital and for Dr. Aldo Batttiste. Skeedo and Luke retired to enjoy more than 20 years of golf and travel. Luke preceded her in death in March 1997. In 1992 she was preceded in death by her oldest son, Johnny Johnson; and by her son-in-law, Royal M. Freese. After Luke died, Skeedo moved to the Regent in Pueblo, where she enjoyed six years of love and fun with Ed Pursey. He died in 2003. Skeedo moved to Puyallup, Wash., in 2005. She loved the beauty of the Northwest, the activities at Merrill Gardens, and spending time with all her family and her new friends. She loved watching professional football and reading what the weather was like where all her children and grandchildren lived. Skeedo is survived by her daughter, Jo Kohn (Frank), Tulsa, Okla.; her daughter, Connie Lucas, Puyallup, Wash.; and her son, Bill Lucas, Colorado Springs, Colo. Skeedo is survived by her grandchildren, Rebbie Johnson, Tina Kelker (Christian), Susan DeMoss (Mark), Robert Bowen (Megan), Eric Freese, Oliver Bowen (Dawn), Tad Lucas Thrasher (Jodi), Thomas Branson and Danette Lucas. Her great-grandchildren who survive her are: Noah DeMoss, Elizabeth Kelker, Hannah DeMoss, Benjamin Bowen, Lily Bowen, Brooklynn Lucas Thrasher and Austin Lucas Thrasher. The family wishes to thank Ann Saunderson, Jane Curtis, Helen Godwin and the Franciscan Hospice for all their love, support and care. A memorial and dispersal of ashes will be held at a later date on the Washington Coast. Donations to the Franciscan Hospice, Northwest Furniture Bank, or the donor's choice would be appreciated.

Lucas, William
William Lucas - Central City Weekly Register-Call - February 21, 1890 - Died - At his residence in Pueblo, Colorado, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o' clock, February 19, 1890, William Lucas, aged 63 years. Deceased was the father of Mr. Thomas Lucas, foreman of the news room of the Register-Call, who was summoned to his bedside last Monday afternoon by telegram. He leaves an aged wife, besides three sons and three daughters to mourn his loss. Mr. Lucas came to Colorado in the early ' 60' s locating in Black Hawk at first, where his family joined him afterward. From the latter place he removed to Central, of late years he and his family have resided in Pueblo. His funeral will occur tomorrow afternoon from his late residence in Pueblo.

Lucero, Amy
Amy Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2011 - Amy Lucero, 83, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 19, 2011. She was preceded in death by her son, Dennis Gilbert Lucero; parents, Jose Florio and Elena Vigil; six brothers; and four sisters. Amy is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Manuel Lucero; children, Kenneth Eugene (Jeanne Bullard) Rowland, Anthony Floyd (A.K.) Rowland and David John (Mark Stahler) Lucero; grandchildren, Dreya (Benjamin) and Yun Hong; sister, Prudencia Medina; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel, followed by rosary service, 6 p.m., Holy Family Catholic Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, at the church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at the church hall following services.

Lucero, Anthony R.
Anthony ' Tony'  R. Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2010 - Anthony ' Tony'  R. Lucero, 71, passed away Aug. 21, 2010. He was born on July 24, 1939, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his parents, Luis and Marina Lucero; brothers, Luther, Louie, Edward, Alfred and Richard Lucero. Survived by his companion, Della Ponce; brothers, Harkin and Loren Lucero; sisters, Frances Martinez, Barbara (Al) DeHerrera and Clara (John) Rivas; sisters-in- law, Trini and Lola Lucero; and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation and inurment will take place at Roselawn Cemetery. At his request, there will be no viewing or services.

Lucero, Barney L.
Barney L. Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 2011 - Barney L. Lucero, 59, of Pueblo, born Sept. 14, 1952, and passed away on Oct. 14, 2011. Survived by his sons, Joseph L. Lucero, Ft. Collins, Colo., and Michael B. Lucero, Tampa, Fla. At Barney' s request, cremation has taken place and no services will be held.

Lucero, Billie Jo
Billie Jo Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - February 4, 2009 - Billie Jo Lucero, 41, passed away Feb. 1, 2009. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, William and Ann Lesar; her father, William "Billy" Lesar Jr.; and uncle, Pat Lesar. Billie Jo is survived by her husband, Frank; mother-in-law, Florence Lucero; brothers-in-law, Bob Nancy Lucero and Larry Barbara Lucero; sister-in-law, Joann Steve Anderson Lucero; aunt, Barbara Lesar; cousin, Kristin Lesar; two nephews, Robert and Adam Lucero; one great-nephew, Robert Lucero Jr.; "Pugslee," the family pet daughter; numerous other relatives. Billie Jo was a loving friend and family member. She will be greatly missed. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Lucero, Candelario J.
Candelario J. Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 2009 - Candelario J. "C.J." Lucero, 82, born on Feb. 24, 1927, and passed away on Dec. 23, 2009. Preceded in death by his parents, Ezequiel and Anna Marcellina Lucero; sisters, Regina (Fred) Rubio, Nettie (Frank) Aragon, Georgia (Mike) Mares and Virginia (Fern) Gonzales. Survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Bertha G. Lucero; four daughters, Marie (Steven) Bennett, Elizabeth (Daniel) Christian, Lynn (Richard) Jones and Kimberly (Tracy) Case; grandchildren, Sean Payne and Desi Payne, Matthew, Nick, Abrham, Rebecca Christian, Jessica Furlo, Benjamin, Rocky and Alexis Jones; great-grandchildren, Desi, Andrea and Joshua Quillen, Devin DeBuono, Seannie and Andrew Payne, Wednesday, Eyowin Christian. Also survived by siblings, Sadie (Mayo) Pacheco, Amanda Sanchez and Frank Lucero. C.J. served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the infantry. He had been retired for 26 years after working for the CF&I for 31 years. He worked with Openheimer in Los Alamos, N.M., when he was 15 years old. C.J. loved his garden, yard and fruit trees. When he was young he loved skating and owned his own skating rink. C.J. used to have dances every Saturday night for the townsfolk of Mora, N.M. He will be missed by all who knew him. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1107 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005. At his request there will be no viewing or service. Private family inurnment. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Lucero, Candelario O.
Candelario O. Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 2012 - Candelario O. Lucero, 83, passed away peacefully Nov. 10, 2012, with his family at his bedside. He was a retired steelworker with 32 years of service in the Ore Prep-Electric Furnace. He graduated from Aguilar High School. He enjoyed going to therapy for 16 years, going fishing, camping, and loved the outdoors. He loved his Catholic faith and loved being surrounded by his family, young and old. He was born on May 31, 1929, in Trinidad, Colo., to the union of Ignacio and Celia Lucero, both of whom preceded him in death; along with parents-in-law, Ruben and Josephine Medina; sisters, Emma Lujan, Eva Travierso and Alice Jaquez; brothers, Louie Lucero, Nash Lucero; in-laws, Gregory Medina, Lydia Duran, Piedad Medina and Ray Duran. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Anna Sue (Medina) Lucero; his children, Leandro Lucero, Catherine Walkup, Michael Lucero, Josephine (Orley Aragon) Lucero, Mary Romero, Bertha Jaquez and Celia (Louie Gomez) Trujillo; a brother, Bob (Isabel) Lucero; a sister-in-law, Dora Lucero; other in-laws, Corinne Arguello, Dolores Medina and Henrietta Medina; grandchildren, Melissa (Carlos Gonzales) Madrid, Ruth (Jarod) Jackson, Raquel Madrid, Ashley Lucero, Joseph Lucero, Amanda Lucero, Jonathan Madrid, Julian Coca and Geneva Walkup; great-grandchildren, Carlos Gonzales Jr., Gabriel Lucero, Joseph Romero, Elysia Lucero, Aliyah Gonzales, Elizabeth Jackson and Genevieve Gonzales; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Friday, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Lucero, Charles Antonio Richard
Charles Antonio Richard "Dick" Lucero - Colorado Springs Gazette - June 1, 2011 - Charles Antonio Richard "Dick" Lucero was born to Alfred and Nettie Martinez Lucero November 29, 1939 in Trinidad, CO. In 1944 moved to Denver, CO. Richard attended West High School class of 1958. He worked for Safeway retired in 1988. Was drafted into the Army and served Vietnam War. In 1971 moved to Black Forest, CO. Richard was a member of OLP Catholic Church and was an active member. He attended PPCC for radio television broadcasting and worked for KWYD Radio. Richard was a part of the Cursillo movement and participated in Kyros prison ministries; Teens Encounter Christ; #993 Knights of Columbus and assisted other community outreach programs. Richard is preceded in death by his parents, Sister Catherine, Brothers Edward and Philip and many other family members. He is survived by Rae Jeanne Lucero, Daughter Carla R. Lucero, Son in Law Doug Wimbley, 2 Grandchildren Holden A. Grove and Aleassa R. Wimbley. 2 Sisters, 1 Brother. A memorial fund at Wells Fargo C. Lucero 3624448738 Memorial services: Our Lady of the Pine Catholic Church 11060 Teachout Road Black Forest CO June 3, 2011. Rosary 7 pm June 4, 2011 Mass 10:30 am

Lucero, Cora
Cora Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - January 28, 2011 - Cora Lucero, 70, of Colorado Springs, Colo., passed away on Jan. 23, 2011, surrounded by her family and loved ones. She was born on Dec. 23, 1940, in Mora, N.M. She was born to Waldo and Rose Muniz and was adopted/raised by Bernardo and Annie DeHerrera (and stepfather, Piedad Quintana). She was the second oldest of six siblings. She was preceded in death by her husband, Juan Lucero, whom she married on Dec. 17, 1960. As part of the U.S. Marine Corps, the family was stationed and traveled to many bases around the world. She is survived by her son, Russell Douglas, and children, Hazel Joy, Kelly Nicole, Alyssa Lara and John Russell Eloy; son, Michael Dean, and children, Alexandra Renee and Shelby Ray; daughter, Monica Ann, son-in-law, Larry Trujillo, and daughters, Jessica Ann and Ricky Lee; son, Kenneth Mark, and children, Jennifer Marie (great-grandson, Hayden Gage), Kenneth Mark Jr. and Alexa Grace. She loved going for car rides, watching movies and snuggling with her pets, Cosita, Chiquita and Gabe, but the biggest joy of Cora's life was spending quality time with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchild.

Lucero, Debbie Ann
Debbie Ann Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2011 - Debbie Ann Lucero, 50, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 17, 2011. She was preceded in death by her father, Pedro E. Lucero. Debbie is survived by her children, Ricky, Orlando, Savannah, Kelly, Nicholas and Margaret; close grandson, Orlando; grandchildren, Kayla, Emma, Jerry, Ricky, Rachel, Gabriel and AlizΓ©; mother, Margaret Martinez; siblings, Pete (Glenda), Kathy, Eva and Gilbert (Cathie); and numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins, extended family and friends. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Agape Fellowship. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at the church hall following interment.

Lucero, Doroteo
Doroteo Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - February 3, 2011 - Doroteo Lucero, 87, passed away Jan. 25, 2011. He is survived by his four daughters; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren and one sister. A private family service was held. Inurnment took place at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Lucero, Eufemia Faye
Eufemia Faye Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2011 - Eufemia Faye Lucero, 93, passed away peacefully July 17, 2011. She was born Oct. 17, 1917, in Roy, N.M., to the union of Nicolas and Ramona (Beltran) Sandoval; they both preceded her in death; along with her husband, Leo J. Lucero; her daughter, Mary J. Vargas; grandson, Gilbert A. Aguilar. Eufemia and Leo shared 56 years of marriage. Eufemia was a main fixture at the La Salle Cafe and Home Cafe, with many years of service to the two restaurants, where she made many lifelong friends. Eufemia was involved with the Air Force Mothers Association Vietnam Era; Brownies, Girls Scouts, Cub Scouts and March of Dimes. She also volunteered for actives at St. Leander Church and St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. She was a loving and caring woman, always wanting to help wherever she could. Eufemia is survived by her children, Phyllis (Ray) Belisle, Joseph I. Lucero, Juan L. Lucero and Robert Trujillo-Abeyta; siblings, Frances Romero and Albino (Jean) Beltran; 15 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Leander Catholic Church, with Father Tony Wojcinski as celebrant. Interment, Village of Roy Cemetery, Roy, N.M.

Lucero, Eugene
Eugene "Bobo" Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - June 5, 2011 - Eugene "Bobo" Lucero, 56, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on June 1, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Lola Lucero; brother, Eloy; and longtime close friend, Mary Crispin. Eugene is survived by his siblings, Viola, Angie, Evelyn, Orlinda, Anthony and Joe; nephew and caretaker, Vince (Stephanie); and numerous other nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Lucero, Eugene Scott
Eugene Scott Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 2009 - Eugene Scott Lucero, 46, entered the gates of heaven on Dec. 23, 2009. Preceded in death by grandfather, Solomon "Pito" Garcia; grandmother, Flora Garcia; mother, Erlinda Lucero; and brother, Ben Lucero. Survived by son, Carlos (fiancΓ©, Adrienne) Lucero; close friend and ex-wife, Davine Hurt; father, John Lucero; brothers, Al (Debbie) Lucero, Gil (Judy) Lucero and Don (Robin) Lucero; sister, Becky (Mario) Gomez; and numerous nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. After learning the art of stucco plastering from his grandfather, Pito, he went on to lead a successful career in both Colorado and California. The things he enjoyed the most in this world were fishing, drawing and spending time with those he loved. Gene will be remembered for his extreme passion for life and genuine concern for others. Viewing, 11a.m. to 1p.m. Monday, Romero Chapel, with funeral service to follow. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Lucero, Felicia A.
Felicia A. Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 2012 - Felicia A. Lucero, 26, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 13, 2012. She was preceded in death by her mother, Juanita Lucero; and sister, Bertha Vialpando. Felicia is survived by her two sons; siblings, Clara Ann, Ted, Johnny and Nanette; grandparents, Luis and Clara; great-grandmother, Josephine; nephew, Jesus; and boyfriend, Adolph; numerous extended family and friends. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Lucero, Feliciano
Feliciano Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 2011 - Feliciano Lucero passed away Oct. 18, 2011. Feliciano was preceded in death by parents, Carlos and Maria Lucero; sister, Alice Baca; grandchildren, Randy, Jose, April; great-grandchild, Jacelyn. Feliciano is survived by his wife, Lucy; children, Annie, Rudy, Robert, Carmen, Bernadette, Brenda; brothers, Gilbert, Gene, Fabian; and sisters, Josephine, Anastacia, Rachel. At Feliciano's request, there will be no service.

Lucero, Frances Marie
Frances Marie Lucero - Denver Post - June 8, 2010 - Frances Marie Lucero, 77, passed away April 6, 2010 in Sebastopol, CA. She was born May 4, 1932 in Walsenburg, CO and lived the past 30 years in Sonoma County, CA. Frances had a very kind heart. She loved helping others and working in the garden. She leaves behind many loving family and friends. A memorial graveside service will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 12801 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO, Section 35, Block 3.

Lucero, Frances P.
Frances P. Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2011 - Frances P. Lucero, 93, of Pueblo, went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. Frances was born to Severo and Sostenita Lopez in Tecolote, N.M., on April 2, 1917. She worked for many years at the New Mexico State Hospital. On Feb. 11, 1934, Frances married the love of her life, Antonio O. Lucero, who preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 2001. Frances is survived by her beloved children, David (Gloria) Lucero of Pueblo, Mary Baca and Benito Gonzales of Santa Fe, N.M., Tony R. (Rose) Lucero of Pueblo, Elvira (John) Martinez of Las Vegas, N.M., Dora (Bonney) Montoya of Pueblo, Joe Moises (Carmen ) Lucero of Pueblo, Joe Leandro Lucero of Pueblo, Nick (Jennifer) Lucero of Pueblo, Ben (Valerie) Lucero of Pueblo and Linda (Mario) Padilla of Colorado Springs; sister, Carolina Madrid of Denver, Colo.; and the pride and joy of her life, 25 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, with recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m., Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, St. Leander Parrish. Frances will be laid to rest with her beloved Antonio at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements under the direction of Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Lucero, Frank J.
Frank J. Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - March 5, 2012 - Frank J. Lucero, 65. Born in Pueblo, lived in Denver. Preceded in death by mother, Lucy Sena Martinez; brothers, Alvino ' Bino,'  John, Louie and Mike. Survived by brothers, Luther Lee (Susan) and Joseph; numerous nieces and nephews; and former wife and friend, Helen Ho-A. Service, noon March 10, chapel, 4595 Harlan St., Wheat Ridge (I-70 and Harlan).

Lucero, Helen J.
Helen J. Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2012 - Helen J. Lucero, 79, born in Chacon, N.M., on Oct. 3, 1932, passed away in Pueblo, Colo., on May 29, 2012. Preceded in death by parents, Elizario and Eufemia (Torres) Lopez; husband, Salvador Lucero; son, Luther Lucero; and brother, Eddie Lopez. Helen is survived by children, Patsy, Ernest (Becky), Mary, Frank, Tom (Carol) and JuBetsy (Calderon) Lucero; 12 grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren; sister, Frances (Tony) Roybal; brothers, Sam (Yvonne) Lopez and Dan Lopez; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 31, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, 329 Goodnight Ave., Pueblo. Rosary followed by funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, June 1, 2012, St. Joseph Church, 1145 S. Aspen Road, Pueblo. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, Colo. Arrangements, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Lucero, Henry
Henry "Red" Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - April 5, 2011 - Henry "Red" Lucero, 85, died Friday evening, April 1, 2011, of natural causes. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. today, at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home. Memorial service, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at the United Church of Walsenburg, 108 Kansas Ave., Walsenburg, Colo. Burial to be held immediately following at the Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Lucero, Hope
Hope Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 2005 - Hope S. Lucero, born June 26, 1930, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 6, 2005. She is preceded in death by her husband, Joe S. Lucero; and son, Frank D. Lucero. Survived by children, Joann Engle, Alex Lucero, Joseph Lucero, Barney Lucero, Belinda (Lawrence) Villalobos, Edward (Rebecca) Lucero, Sheila Lucero, Christopher (Betty) Lucero and Urban (Mary A.) Lucero; brothers, Fred and Amos Maestas; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, friends and other relatives. Vigil rosary and memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, at St. Leander Church. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service. Cremation has taken place.

Lucero, Ignacita
Ignacita Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2011 - Ignacita Lucero, 86, passed away April 25, 2011. She was born March 6, 1925, in Las Vegas, N.M., to the union of Jose and Carlota Lucero, who preceded her in death; a sister, Florentina Montano; and a brother, Ramon Lucero. Ignacita loved being with her family, whom she cherished very much. She is survived by her brother, Arturo Lucero; nephews, John Montano and George Montano; and nieces, Priscilla Martinez and Angie Gonzales. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Lucero, Joe A.
Joe A. Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 2010 - Joe A. Lucero, 85, passed away July 14, 2010, in Fort Smith, Ark. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carmen Lucero. Joe is survived by his sister, Veva Martinez; and brother, Armadeo Lucero. Also survived by children, Isaac (Theresa) Lucero, Monica (Frank) Magallanes, Marilyn (Charles) Westerdahl and Art (Beverly) Lucero; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; extended family and friends. Joe was a World War II veteran and was a member of the GI Forum. He worked in the rail mill at CF&I and retired after 39 years of service. He loved family gatherings, playing and being with his grandchildren. He loved watching the Broncos, going to Cripple Creek, eating at Country Buffet and visiting with friends. Joe was a loving and giving person who enjoyed life with his family. Rosary service, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 22, 2010, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 23, 2010, St. Joseph Church. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Friends and family will be received at Pueblo Christian Activity Center, 2039 Alma Ave. (Prairie and Lakeview). Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.

Lucero, Joe A.
Joe A. Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 2009 - Joe A. Lucero, 69, passed away Dec. 18, 2009. Preceded in death by his parents, Joe J. and Frieda Lucero; and by his brother, Jim Lucero. Survived by wife, Mary Lucero; children, Monty (Cheryl) Lucero, Tracy Martinez and Bonnie (David) Brabb; grandchildren, Matthew Lucero, Danni Pratt, Gabrielle Lucero, David Joseph Brabb and Michael Brabb; brother, Tim (Leana) Lucero; sisters, Anita (Bob) Salas and Cathy (Bill) Vigil; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Joe was part owner of MG Concrete Co., and also owned the LaPuebla Lounge. He loved playing cards, fishing and playing pool. He was a member of St. Leander Catholic Church. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary recitation, 6:30 p.m. Monday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday; both services, Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Lucero, John T.
John T. Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2009 - John T. Lucero, 60, passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 8, 2009. Born to Lucy Sena Martinez and Louis Lucero on Sept. 20, 1948. Preceded in death by his stepfather, Joe Blue Martinez; his mother, Lucy; and brothers, Alvino Ray and Michael; in-laws, Benito and Vera Roque, Thomas and Benito Roque, Isabel Chavez; and son-in-law, John B. Carrillo. John is survived by his wife, Veronica; children, Denise, Anita Joe, Laura Richard and James; his grandchildren, Veronica, Rosalie, David, Johnny, Mia, Benito, Marisol, Marisa and lil Richie; great-grandchildren, Javier, Violet, baby David, and two on the way; his Chihuahuas, Sugar, Chica and Honey; his brothers, Luther Susan, Frank, Louis and Joseph; the Roque family; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. John will be sadly missed by all, and everyone who knew him was touched by his kind and giving nature. Even though his stay was brief at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center and Sangre de Cristo Hospice, the Lucero family would like to thank them for the gentle and kind support given to us. Rosary vigil, 6 p.m. Friday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, both services at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with Father Uju Patrick Okeahialam, CSSp., as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Lucero, Jose Lee
Jose Lee ' Gator'  Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 2013 - Jose Lee ' Gator'  Lucero, 80, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 17, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Al, Bobby, Phillip and Mary; and sisters-in-law, Irene, Yun and Carrie. Lee is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Susan; children, Gilbert (Cindy), Evelyn and Carl (Melinda); grandchildren, Ryan, Chantel, Josh and Caleb; siblings, Clara (Tony), Lorraine (Hank), Agneda (Bonnie), Susie (Pat), Tony (Bessie), Nick (Betty), Chris, Charlie (May) and Larry (Marylou); and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Lee will be remembered as a wonderful, loving husband. He was a great father and grandfather. Lee served his country proudly in the U.S. Army. Lee was a cowboy and enjoyed riding horses, roping and working. He retired from the CF&I after 43 years of employment. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Praise Assembly of God Church. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at the church hall following service. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Lucero, Joseph A.
Joseph A. ' Joe'  Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 2010 - Joseph A. ' Joe'  Lucero, 59, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 20, 2010. He was preceded in death by his mother, Maria Smith; brother, Adolph Lucero; and sister, Lydia Lucero. Joe is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Lucero; children, Aaron Lucero, Gonzalo Lucero and Amario Lucero; grandson, Aaron Lucero Jr.; father-in-law, Ron Trujillo; sister, Betty-Rose Padilla; brother-in-law, Rick Trujillo; sister-in-law, Ella (Steve) Sandoval; and numerous nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. Joe served his country during Vietnam as a proud Marine. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Lucero, Juan
Juan "Tino" Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2009 - Juan died on Feb. 19, 2009, in Rocky Ford, at his home with his family. He is survived by wife, Lenore; children, Michael Andrea Lucero and Jennifer Derek Fraser, and four grandchildren. Rosary, 7 p.m. today, Feb. 22, 2009, and funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2009; both at St. Peter Catholic Church, 1209 Swink Ave., Rocky Ford.

Lucero, Juanita P.
Juanita P. Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2009 - Juanita P. Lucero, 39, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 28,2009. Preceded in death by her father, John Lucero; and daughter, Bertha Vialpando. Juanita is survived by her two daughters, Clara Ann Lucero and Felicia Lucero; grandson, Jesus Luis Lucero; parents, Luis and Clara Ortiz; grandmother; Josephine Zupancic; brother, Guy Lucero; and sisters, Cathy Lucero, Diane Potter and MaryAnn Jubert. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Friends and family will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Lucero, Katheryn Rose
Katheryn Rose Lucero - West Valley News - August 19, 2010 - Katheryn Rose Lucero, 67, of Goodyear died Aug. 14, 2010. She was born Oct. 10, 1942, in Valdez, Colo., to Nash and Lucy Trujillo. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, John S. Sr.; five daughters, Connie Lucero Flood, Elaine Ryan, Marie Hager, Angel Tavares and Lucille; one son, John Jr.; 17 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Thompson's Valley West Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road in Goodyear. A rosary and memorial service will begin at 7. A Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Thursday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 539 E. La Pasada Blvd. in Goodyear. Memorials may be made to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave., Fifth Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851.

Lucero, Louis R.
Louis R. "Louie" Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 2009 - Louis R. "Louie" Lucero, 57, Sept. 7, 1951 to July 22, 2009. Memorial service, 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2009, Fort Logan, Denver. (Area B).

Lucero, Margarita Ruybal
Margarita Ruybal Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - November 2, 1991 - Mass Set for Margarita Lucero - Antonito - Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. today at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Conejos for Margarita Ruybal Lucero, 83, matriarch of a pioneer Colorado family and mother of two-time U.S. Senate hopeful Carlos F. Lucero. Burial will take place at the new Conejos-Los Cerritos Cemetery in Manassa. Mrs. Lucero, who was preceded in death by her husband Antonio in 1983, managed the family ranch, Los Hermanos Luceros, up until her death at the family home near Antonito on Thursday. She was one of the earliest enrollees at what was then Adams State Normal School in Alamosa. She later earned her bachelor's degree from Adams State. She devoted her professional life to education and taught in several Conejos County country schools. A teacher for 43 years, Mrs. Lucero helped organize the first Head Start programs in Antonito. Her efforts in education won her ASC's outstanding educator award in 1978. She held memberships in a number of civic and church groups. She is survived by six children, 16 grandchildren, a sister and a brother.

Lucero, Maria
Maria ' Margie'  Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - April 9, 2011 - Maria ' Margie'  Lucero, 73, of Lakewood, formerly of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord on April 3, 2011. Preceded in death by parents, Cecil and Ann; and brother, George. Loving mother of Anita, Carmen and Dennis (Vicky); grandmother of 10, great-grandmother of 13; great-great-grandmother of one; sister of Ernie and Billy (Virginia). Memorial Mass, 1 p.m. Monday, Romero Funeral Chapel, 4750 Tejon St., Denver.

Lucero, Mary
Mary ' Susan'  Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2011 - Mary ' Susan'  Lucero, 54, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 12, 2011. She was preceded in death by her father, Delfino Lucero; brother, Leonard Lucero; and grandson, Joseph Benny Ray. Susan is survived by her soul mate, Anthony Zupancic; children, Susan (Rene Padilla) Lucero, Fernando Lucero and Anthony Lucero; grandchildren, Charles, April, Joseph and Ciara; mother, Julia Lucero; siblings, Diane Graston, Veronica Jiron and George Lucero; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Lucero, Mary Eva
Mary Eva Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - June 2, 2004 - Mary Eva Lucero. Full obituary to run on Friday.

Lucero, Mary O.
Mary O. Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2013 - Mary O. Lucero, 88, formerly of Pueblo, passed away on Jan. 22, 2013, in Thornton, Colo. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Mary is survived by her children, Bernie (Carol) Lucero, Mickey (Shirley) Lucero, Marie (Ed) Rocha, Sylvia (Abie) Mondragon and Mark (Margaret) Lucero; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, Imperial Chapel, with interment to follow. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Foundation through the funeral home. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Lucero, Mary P.
Mary P. Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 2009 - Mary P. Lucero, 83, born July 21, 1925, in Anton Chico, N.M., passed away June 10, 2009. Preceded by her husband, Merejildo E. Lucero; sons, Jose Lucero, Roger Lucero, Margarita Lucero and also a baby boy; parents, Felipe Montoya and Maria de Los Reyes Montoya, and three brothers. Survived by children, Phil (Barbara) Lucero, Gilbert Lucero, Richard (Theresa) Lucero; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; special friend, Robert Fernandez; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary's biggest pleasure was spending time with her family. Visitation, 1 to 4 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, followed by interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Lucero, Nonato Casimiro
Nonato Casimiro ' Casey'  Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2012 - Nonato Casimiro ' Casey'  Lucero, 86, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 28, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Delfido and Rafaelita Lujan Lucero; brothers, Benjamin and Salvador Lucero; and sisters, Marcella and Tommi. Casey is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Sadie Lucero; children, Nick Lucero, George Lucero, Roseann (Bob) Escher, Linda Lucero, Dorothy (Ron) Gallegos and Kathy (Andrew) Sanchez; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great- great-granddaughter; siblings, Ambrosita, Flora, Viola, Tina, Dimi, David and Charlotte; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday with rosary service to follow at 6 p.m., Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following rosary. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Friday, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Fulton Heights Community Center following interment.

Lucero, Robert E.
Robert "Spyder" E. Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - June 1, 2011 - Robert "Spyder" E. Lucero, 57, passed away May 27, 2011. Survived by his mother, Isabel Lucero of Pueblo; special friend, Carolyn Manley; brother, Greg (Kerry) Lucero of Denver; nephews, Boston and Brooks Lucero; and nieces, Alexandra and Nicole Lucero. Preceded in death by his father, Rey Lucero. Robert was born Aug. 30, 1953, in Alamosa, Colo. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially the mountains and fishing. Music was his passion. He played the guitar and was a songwriter. Robert volunteered at the Pueblo Soup Kitchen. He had a big heart and would go out of his way to help anyone in need. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 3, 2011, at Christ the King Parish, 1708 Horseshoe Drive, with Monsignor Tom Adrians as celebrant. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pueblo Soup Kitchen.

Lucero, Ruth
Ruth Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - June 4, 2009 - Ruth Lucero passed away May 29, 2009. Survived by her son, Don Archuleta; grandson, Andrew Archuleta; three great-grandchildren; sister, Helen Duvall; and brother, Paul Lucero. Ruth worked for many years as a caregiver. She will be missed by numerous friends and family. At her request, cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass, 9:30 a.m. June 12, 2009, Sacred Heart Cathedral. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sacred Heart Cathedral. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Lucero, Salvador
Salvador Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2010 - Salvador Lucero, 81, born in Ojitos Frios, N.M., on June 8, 1928, passed away in Pueblo, Colo., on Feb. 12, 2010. Preceded in death by parents, Delfido and Rafaelita (Lujan) Lucero; son, Luther Lucero; sisters, Marcella and Tommi; and brother, Benjamin Lucero. Survived by his wife of 57 years, Helen Lucero; children, Patsy Lucero, Ernest (Becky) Lucero, Mary Lucero Montoya, Frank Lucero, Tom (Carol) Lucero, JuBetsy (Calderon) Lucero; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ambrosita, Flora (Jerry), Tina (Tony), Viola, Dimi, Charlotte; brothers, Casey and David. Salvador served in the U.S. Air Force from January 1946 to October 1949, achieving the rank of sergeant, and earning the WWII Victory Medal and Army of Occupational Medal with Germany Clasp and Air Lift Device. Salvador worked as an electrical inspector at the Pueblo Depot Activity. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, followed by vigil service at 6 p.m., both at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Lucero, Steve
Steve Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 1999 - Our Past Century, 1918 - 1919 - Pueblo Goes to War and a Deadly Flu Strikes - Look out, Kaiser! Here comes Bessemer!" That was the sign at Union Depot one chilly April morning in 1918 as another contingent of boisterous Pueblo draftees headed off to Army training camps in California and Kansas - just part of the 16,000 Pueblo-area men who registered for the draft in World War I. Pueblo's newspapers were bursting with pride as American soldiers, dubbed "Sammies" by reporters, began heading overseas that spring' ¦ It had to be a frightening time for Pueblo families because the newspapers were full of stories of terrible fighting in blood-drenched France. Gas attacks and terrible artillery barrages. Meanwhile, Pueblo's boys were writing home about life in Army camps, letters that often were printed in the papers. Innocent and sentimental accounts of "good chow" and high morale... Pueblo, like the nation, was on an austerity budget to help with the war effort. There were "wheatless" days and "lightless" nights. When the regional federal fuel administrator suggested that Pueblo citizens might want to "go to bed an hour early" or conduct combined church services to help conserve coal, Pueblo churches immediately sent back a terse "no thank you." All the patriotic fanfare, however, was dimmed a little on Feb. 6 when the troop ship Tuscania was torpedoed and sunk, killing hundreds. On board was Pvt. Paul A. Williams of Pueblo. He was the first of 52 local men who would die in the war. Pueblo families had to be anxious as they knew their sons and brothers (as well as daughters who were Red Cross nurses) came ever closer to the endless trenches and carnage of The Front. On March 1, a dispatch from Gen. John J. Pershing's headquarters in France said that Lt. Robert R. Cooper had been wounded in fighting. "Bob" Cooper, a South Sider, was praised for being the "first Puebloan to take a Hun bullet for his country." But April brought news of U.S. troops in heavy fighting in France and suddenly the Army dispatches became terse and grim. The Pueblo newspapers began printing the daily casualty lists. First of a dozen names. Then another 50 names. The stories only gave the soldiers' names and ranks, not their hometowns. The names were divided by categories: killed in action, died from wounds, missing, died from disease, or wounded. On April 10, a frighteningly long casualty list of 400 names was published, taking columns of print. But that would quickly become routine. By July 1, more than 5,000 "Sammies" had been killed and 6,000 wounded' ¦ All summer, the fighting raged in Europe, even though it was clear that Germany and Austria were at the end of their strength. Of course, the fresh American units were being pushed into the fighting and Pueblo's boys were now appearing on the lists of the killed: Carl Simonson, Dean N. Jenks, Charles Merriam, William Butt, Steve Lucero, Luther Collins.

Lucero, Sulema
Sulema Lucero - Valley Courier - June 26, 2012 - Former Capulin resident Sulema Lucero, 87, died November 28, 2010 in Walsenburg, Colo. She was born October 25, 1923 in Capulin, Colo. to Alfredo and Beatriz Lucero. She is survived by her sister Benita Archuleta as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Her parents Alfredo and Beatriz Lucero, her siblings Gilbert Lucero, Joseph Lucero, Phil Lucero, Fedelina Paz and recently departed Teresa Cooper preceded her in death. A Vigil with a Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday June 28, 2012 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Alamosa. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 29, 2012 also at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Alamosa, followed by a lunch at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall.

Lucero, Veronica Marie
Veronica Marie Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2013 - Veronica Marie Lucero, 60, passed away Friday, May 17, 2013. Born Oct. 17, 1952. She was a lifetime resident of Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by her father, Joseph P. Lucero, in 1982, mother, Elvira A. Lucero, in 2002; and brother, Manuel Lucero, in 2004; brothers-in-law, Frank Luna, Gene Montano, Tony Davignon and Fidel Arriaga Jr.; nephews, Jason and Raymond Lucero. Survived by siblings, Ermalinda Luna, Doris Arriaga, Ernest (Roberta) Lucero, Frances Montano, Robert (Pat) Lucero, Juanita Davignon and Martha (Russell) Doose; sister-in-law, Joan Lucero; and numerous nieces and nephews. Every Sunday, she attended Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church, where she loved to sing. Her favorite hymn was ' Amen.'  For the past 10 years, her caretakers were Mary and Abel Garcia. Our family will be forever grateful to the Garcia family for their selfless and loving care of Veronica. Thanks also to Karen Carstensen, who cared for Veronica for a short time. She worked at Pueblo Diversified Industries and Wendy' s restaurant (12 years). She enjoyed bowling, playing bingo and cards. But her favorite pastime was watching the Denver Broncos. Gene Montano took her to her first Bronco game, where she met quarterback, Craig Morton. He greeted her with a kiss! In October 2004, Abel and Mary Garcia took her to Mile High once again. She loved to travel to visit family. Some of her favorite places included California, Kansas, Florida and throughout Colorado. The Lucero family would like to extend our deepest appreciation and thanks to Parkview Medical Center staff on 2 East and the entire staff at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for all of their special care and attention. Visitation, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 611 Logan Ave. Rev. Uju Patrick Okeahialam, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Reception to be held in St. Francis Xavier Church Hall following the burial rites.

Lucero, Vincent Martin Jr.
Vincent Martin Lucero Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 2009 - Vincent Martin Lucero Jr., 57. Our beloved son and brother passed away unexpectedly June 17, 2009. He served in the USMC. He was an auto mechanic and a master welder. A proud time in his life was working at the U.S. Mint in Denver, where he was responsible for welding the points on the iron fence surrounding the mint. He was an active coin collector, an avid Broncos fan, and a supporter of the Pueblo Bandits Softball Team. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Manuel and Vivian Lucero, Pete and Marie Lucero; a sister, Vivian Lucero; brother-in-law, Joe Chavez. Survived by his parents, Vincent and Adeline Lucero; siblings, Judy Chavez, Ralph (Yvonne) Lucero, Teresa (Jeffery) Roland, Anthony (Tammy) Lucero, Loretta (Dean Goodwin) Turner; other relatives and friends. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. today, followed by the recitation of the rosary. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, both at Angelus Chapel. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Cremation to follow.

Lucero, Virginia Gloria
Virginia Gloria Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - October 7, 2012 - Virginia Gloria Lucero, 70, slipped away peacefully, Oct. 4, 2012, with her family at her side. She was born Dec.13, 1941, in Rouse, Colo. to the union of Louis Esper and Virginia (Borrego) Martinez, who both preceded her in death. Virginia enjoyed painting, praying the rosary, cooking for her family, playing the keyboard, but most of all taking care of and spending quality time with her family. She leaves behind her loving husband, Joe David Lucero; and son, David Lucero Jr.; a brother, Gerald L. (Claudia) Martinez; several cousins, in-laws, other relatives and friends. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Monsignor Leonard Racki as celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Lucero, Virginia L.
Virginia L. Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 2010 - Virginia L. Lucero, 74, died Saturday, June 19, 2010. Survived by Charlotte Cordova, Mr. and Mrs. David Martinez, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Martinez, Sharon Martinez, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Martinez, Ed and Edna Martinez, Joseph Archibeque and Manuel Lucero. Also survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Seventh Day Adventist Church, 3910 O' Neal Ave.

Lucero, William
William ' Will'  Lucero - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 2011 - William ' Will'  Lucero passed away unexpectedly April 25, 2011. He was preceded in death by his dad, Billy Lucero; grandparents, Pauline and Anthony Zamarripa and Ansuncion and Remigio Lucero; uncles, Rudy Lucero and Moises Vigil. He will be warmly remembered and loved by his mother, Paula Lucero; siblings, Leonard (Angela) Lucero and Christina Lucero; nieces and nephews, Seriyatie, Anthony, Dejia-Ann, Latiana and Billy Lucero. He also is survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. William worked at Loaf ' N Jug for eight years. He enjoyed coaching football, cooking and watching the Broncos. What he enjoyed most was spending time with his nieces and nephews. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday; funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, both at Imperial Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Lucero, Zeke
Zeke Lucero - Trinidad Times Independent - May 14, 2009 - Zeke Lucero, 97. Funeral Mass, Monday, May 18, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 10 a.m.

Lucero-Banuelos, Marquisa
Marquisa and Mezmariah Lucero-Banuelos - Pueblo Chieftain - August 2, 2009 - Marquisa and Mezmariah Lucero-Banuelos passed away July 26, 2009. They are survived by their parents, Aurelio Banuelos Jr. and Celina Lucero; brother, Silas Lucero; grandparents, Angela Esquibel, Aurelio and Silvia Banuelos; aunts, Mariah Lucero, Candelaria Banuelos; uncle, Leonardo Banuelos; great-grandmothers, Nellie Esquibel and Rose Martinez; godmother, Sonia Esquibel; also numerous cousins, great-aunts and -uncles. They were preceded in death by their grandfather, Mark Lucero. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel.

Lucero-Banuelos, Mezmariah
Marquisa and Mezmariah Lucero-Banuelos - Pueblo Chieftain - August 2, 2009 - Marquisa and Mezmariah Lucero-Banuelos passed away July 26, 2009. They are survived by their parents, Aurelio Banuelos Jr. and Celina Lucero; brother, Silas Lucero; grandparents, Angela Esquibel, Aurelio and Silvia Banuelos; aunts, Mariah Lucero, Candelaria Banuelos; uncle, Leonardo Banuelos; great-grandmothers, Nellie Esquibel and Rose Martinez; godmother, Sonia Esquibel; also numerous cousins, great-aunts and -uncles. They were preceded in death by their grandfather, Mark Lucero. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel.

Luckhaus, August
August Luckhaus - Pueblo Indicator - April 12, 1913 - August Luckhaus Dies - August Luckhaus, who was shot by Chas. Harris ten days ago, died of his wound last Monday. The shooting took place at the Harris home after the men had ridden out from town together, and Luckhaus attacked Harris with a revolver and the latter shot him in the arm, with a shotgun. The coroner' s jury exonerated Harris.

Lucore, Patricia
Patricia Ann Lucore - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 2012 - Patricia Ann Lucore, passed away Oct. 9, 2012, in Pueblo. She was born in 1930 in Denver to Bertha Ann and Elwood Hoop Miller of Elbert County, Colo. Patricia grew up on The Big M Ranch in Elbert County, graduated from Elizabeth High School in 1948, and married Raymond Robert Lucore, who preceded her in death in 1979, on December 27, 1950. She graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1954 with a Master's degree in Psychology, and received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1971. Most of her professional career was spent in Pueblo with the Spanish Peaks Mental Health Center, retiring in 1995 as Assistant Director. She is survived by three children, Ann Lynette Petersen, Robert Elwood Lucore and Paul Kevin Day-Lucore; six grandchildren, Matthew Raymond Petersen, Kari Ann Day-Lucore, Emma Lucore, Nicole Rae Day-Lucore, Jessica Lynn Day-Lucore and Julia Lucore; and one great-grandson, Aaron Gary Petersen. Donations in her name can be made to Altrusa International Foundation, or Posada directly, or through the mortuary. Cremation, a private service will be held.

Ludvik, James T.
James T. ' Jim'  Ludvik - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2010 - James T. ' Jim'  Ludvik was born on Nov. 17, 1926, in Alamo, Colo., to Louis and Jennie Ludvik. He passed away at his home in Walsenburg, Colo., on Feb. 5, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Anne (Fink); his brother, Louis and sister-in-law, Anna Mae Ludvik; and his sister, Martha (John) McMaster. He is survived by his siblings, Carl, Richard (Marlene) and Lorrain (Dean) Hopkins; his sister-in-law, Virginia Ludvik (Louis' second wife); and his children, Ed Ludvik, James (Nancy) Ludvik and Barbara (Richard) Giles. Jim also is survived by his grandchildren, Terrie Ludvik, Scott Ludvik, Shelley (Willy) Colby, Rick Giles and Jeff Giles; and great-grandchildren Kimberlie Morikawa, Katie Morikawa, Nick Ludvik, Madison Colby and Tyler Colby. A public viewing will be held at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home, 115 E. Fifth St., in Walsenburg, Colo., through Thursday evening. The rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at St. Mary' s Catholic Church, 121 E. Seventh St. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, at St. Mary' s Catholic Church, followed by a reception at the Community Center, 928 Russell Ave., in Walsenburg. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations go to St. Mary' s Outreach, 121 E. Seventh St., Walsenburg, CO 81089.

Ludwig, Norman Edward
Norman Edward ' Bud'  Ludwig - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2012 - Norman Edward ' Bud'  Ludwig, 85, born Sept. 7, 1926, departed this life April 17, 2012. Preceded in death by parents, Ralph and Norma Ludwig; loving wife of 56 years, Aileen R. (Darr) Ludwig; son, Thomas Ralph Ludwig on April 5, 2012; and brother, William Ludwig. Survived by sister, Carol Hart of Longmont, Colo.; sons, Larry (Mary Jane) of Kansas City, Mo., and Wayne (Tom' s twin) of Pueblo; daughter, Laraine J. Ludwig of Pueblo; grandchildren, Nikki (Rich) Chepovsky, Josh (Karen) Fike, Thomas (Suzanne) Ludwig, Jerome (Amber) Ludwig, Jackie (Brady) Stephens and John Mallard; and dear friend, Sherry Massarotti. Also survived by numerous other special family and friends. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, April 23, 2012, at First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th St., with the Rev. Dr. Brad Munroe as officiant. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association, Diabetes Foundation, American Lung Association or Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Ludwig, Thomas Ralph
Thomas Ralph Ludwig - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2012 - Thomas Ralph Ludwig passed away April 5, 2012. He was born Dec. 2, 1951. Preceded in death by mother, Aileen Ludwig. He is survived by his father, Norman ' Bud'  Ludwig; sons, Thomas (Suzanne), Jerome; grandchildren, Alex, Michael, Brooklyn, Matthew, Nicholas, Marcus, Norman, Riley, Landry; brother, Larry (Mary Jane); twin, Wayne; sister, Laraine; favorite niece, Nikki Chepovsky; nephew, Josh Fike; ' His 1st forever'  and friend, Cris Ludwig. We will miss Tom' s big personality, quick wit and great sense of humor. He kept everyone laughing. Per his request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Shriner' s.

Luellen, Dianne
Dianne Manzanares Luellen - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 2012 - Dianne Manzanares Luellen. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at Zaragoza Hall following the burial rites.

Lujan, Anna M.
Anna M. Lujan - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2010 - Anna M. Lujan, 63, Embudo, N.M., formerly of Pueblo, March 22. DeVargas Funeral Home, Espanola, N.M.

Lujan, Arthur Jose
Arthur Jose Lujan - Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 2013 - Arthur Jose Lujan, also survived by sisters, Priscilla (Jose) Hernandez and Dorothy Segura. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, and Eulogy, 9:45 a.m. Friday with funeral Mass to follow at 10 a.m., all services at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Lujan, Corina
Corina Lujan - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 2013 - Corina Lujan was born on March 26, 1926. She went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 26, 2013, after a lengthy illness. Corina is survived by her devoted husband of 70 years, Feliberto Lujan. She also is survived by her loving and dedicated children, Virginia Lujan, Dorothy VanBuskirk, Jerry (Jane) Lujan, Leonor Lujan, Jesse (Kathy) Lujan, Gloria (Sam Guerrero Jr.) and Daniel Lujan. Her grandchildren include Derek Lujan, Daphne (Steve) Miller, Jennifer (Anthony) Castro, Israel Lujan, J.C. (Krystal) Lujan, Matthew (Dee) VanBuskirk and extended family and Kristy VanBuskirk. Her great-grandchildren are Orion Miller, Demitrius Miller, Darian, Logan and Marlo Castro, Sarah Lujan, Caleb VanBuskirk, Noah Lujan, Nathan Lujan, Kingston Lujan and Robert Zane Stearns Lujan. Corina also is survived by her brothers, Manuel and Felix DeHerrera; and sisters, Antonia Muniz and Sophia Archuleta; and numerous relatives and friends. Corina was a staunch supporter of the St. Jude' s Research Hospital, the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, Cerebral Palsy Association, Feed the Children Fund, March of Dimes, Muscular Dystrophy, the Bishop' s Development Fund; and was an active member of the PTO. Private viewing for family members only. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 2013, at Holy Rosary Parish. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family requests that family and friends wear red (symbolizing love). Special thanks to Dr. Harry Keefe for his compassionate, personal and loving care throughout the years. A special thank you to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care supportive staff and Parkview Medical Center physicians, nurses and staff. Also, special thank you to Monsignor James King and Deacon Jake Arellano for their spiritual support. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Lujan, Estella A.
Estella A. Lujan - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 2012 -Estella A. Lujan, 91, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 26, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Salome F. Lujan; son, Alvino Noe; brothers, Juan, Transito and Selso Lopez; sister, Rebecca Madril; and parents, Juan and Genoveva DeHerrera. Estella is survived by her children, Libby (Larry) Ruybal, Barbara (Richard) Archuleta, Marie (James) Harmes, Joseph (Dorothy) Lujan, Karen (Anthony ) Guerrero, Cindy (Ernie) Guerrero and Freddie (Celia) Lujan; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; sisters-in-law, Eloisa Lujan and Rose Ortiz; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. The family would like to express its deepest appreciation to the staff of University Park Care Center and Tammy & Marty' s Assisted Living. At Estella' s request, there will be no viewing. Rosary service, 6 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Thursday, St. Francis Xavier. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Lujan, Esther
Esther Lujan - Trinidad Times Independent - August 17, 2012 - Esther Lujan, affectionately known to most as ' Auntie' , passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Aug, 10, 2012. Funeral Mass was held Thursday, Aug.16, 2012, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Those wanting to do so may make donations in lieu of flowers to the Sangre De Cristo Hospice Center on Esther' s behalf. Many thanks to Theresa Doyle and her entire staff for the excellent care given during her illness, also to Betty Ramirez, Elaine Romero, Jaydin Waln, Saria Waln, Rain and Lori Lovato, and Thelma Lujan for all their care and kindness given to Auntie. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Lujan, Feliberto
Feliberto Lujan - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 2013 - Feliberto Lujan, 96, was born on April 23, 1917. He went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 11, 2013. Feliberto was preceded in death by his loving wife of 70 years, Corina. He is survived by his loving and dedicated children, Virginia Lujan, Dorothy VanBuskirk, Jerry (Jane) Lujan, Leonor Lujan, Jesse (Kathy) Lujan, Gloria (Sam Guerrero Jr.) and Daniel Lujan. His grandchildren include Derek Lujan, Daphne (Steve) Miller, Jennifer (Anthony) Castro, Israel Lujan, J.C. (Krystal) Lujan, Matthew (Dee) VanBuskirk and extended family; and Kristy Van Buskirk. His great- grandchildren are, Orion Miller, Demitrius Miller, Darian, Logan and Marlo Castro, Sara Lujan, Caleb VanBuskirk, Noah Lujan, Nathan Lujan, Kingston Lujan and Robert Zane Stearns Lujan. He is also survived by his brothers-in-law, Manuel and Felix DeHerrera; and sisters-in-law, Antonia Muniz and Sophia Archuletta; and numerous relatives and friends. Feliberto was a WWII proud Army veteran and his commendations included Overseas Service Bar, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Ribbon, WWII Bronze Battle Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Unit Award and WWII Victory Medal. Private viewing for family members only. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m., Friday, June 14, 2013, at Holy Rosary Parish. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Special thanks to Dr. Harry Keefe and Dr. William Gonzalez for their compassionate, personal and loving care throughout the years. Also, special thanks to the medical teams of the Parkview Medical Center ER, 5 East, Neuro ICU and Veterans Affairs. Arrangements by TG McCarthy Funeral Home.

Lujan, Henry Manuel
Henry Manuel ' Hank'  Lujan - Denver Post - November 30, 2010 - Teacher Hank Lujan, a ' Continual Father,'  Dies at 78 - Hank Lujan never slowed down, from the time he was a teenager when he regularly herded and milked 300 goats, until his days as a teacher, principal and school superintendent. Lujan, who spent 38 years teaching and guiding students, parents and staffers at several Colorado schools, died Nov. 21 at a care center in Tucson. He was 78. A service is planned at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Golden. Lujan and his seven brothers and sisters were about to be placed in orphanages after their father died and their mother was ill. But Lujan, then 10, ran away to the town of Aguilar in southern Colorado, where he asked a family to let him live there for a year, said his daughter Renee Lujan of Colorado Springs. For the next seven summers, he worked on the Dardanes Ranch herding goats and cattle. He started teaching in Trinidad. "He always believed students, parents and staff could do better," said a former colleague, John Vidal of Littleton. Lujan believed that if kids weren't doing well at school, some of the blame belonged to parents and he'd talk to them to help them become better, more involved parents, Vidal said. "Hank was a continual father, like a dad to everyone," Vidal said. But he could be tough "and didn't allow any messing around," said his daughter Maria Bain of Tucson. Carl Roberts, who once served under Lujan, praised Lujan for giving him ' enough rein to grow" or letting Roberts "learn the hard way. Henry Manuel Lujan was born June 26, 1932, in Brodhead, about 4 miles from Aguilar. After graduating from high school, he earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry at the University of Northern Colorado. He interrupted college to serve in the Marines for two years. He taught chemical-, atomic- and biological warfare defense to other Marines. He earned a master's degree in chemistry at Colorado College. Lujan married Anita Vasquez in 1957. She died in 1989. He married Joan Cuerdean in 1995, and she died in 2003. He taught in Trinidad and Colorado Springs and was an assistant principal at schools in Colorado Springs, Jefferson County and Golden. After retiring the first time, in 1994, Lujan moved to Tucson, where he taught for a while before retiring again. After that retirement, he painted landscapes, and his wife made pottery. They had a shop, Galeria de Lujan, where they sold their works. In addition to his daughters, Lujan is survived by his son, Jaime Lujan of Louisville; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons.

Lujan, Joseph R.
Joseph R. Lujan - Trinidad Times Independent - September 4, 2010 - Joseph R. Lujan, 78, passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital Sept. 2, 2010. He was born in Trinidad April 20, 1932, to Margaret (Gonzales) and Lee Lujan. Joe was employed by Las Animas County as Sheriff in Kim for over 15 years. He also farmed and ranched in the Kim area. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and camping. He also liked to dance. Preceding him in death are parents; Margaret and Lee Lujan; wife Martha Lujan, sons; Ben, Michael, Randy and Andy Lujan and brother Felix Lujan. Survivors are children; Jerry of Trinidad, Jennifer of Hoehne, Nancy of Rocky Ford, Mary Jane of Springfield, Judy (Bert), Kim, Jessie (Angie) all from Pueblo, numerous grandchildren including Alexis Gerardo, longtime companion Genevieve Coca of Aguilar, brothers Rueben, Toby, Lee, sisters Mary, Theresa and Erma, caregivers Maria Deacon, Judy Sanchez, many friends, including Josephine Martinez, and Olivia Sanchez, nieces, nephews and other relatives. At his request cremation with family services conducted at a later date in Lamar, Co. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Lujan, Lorenzo Pete
Lorenzo "Pete" Lujan - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 2009 - Lorenzo "Pete" Lujan, 73, went to be with the Lord, Nov. 24, 2009. He was born June 3, 1936, in Jaroso, Colo., to the union of Jose Agapito and Josephine G. Lujan, who both preceded him in death; along with his sister, Ascencion Sanchez; father- and mother-in-law, Joe and Lucy Montoya; and a sister-in-law, Vangie Abeyta. Pete retired with 43 years of service from the CF&I and was a proud union member of local No. 2102. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1958. Pete enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He loved watching the kids play sports and always was there to support them. Pete was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, relative and friend. He was devoted to his Catholic faith and truly loved his lord. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Theresa Lujan; a daughter, Joyce Trujillo; sons, Pete Lujan Jr. and Darryl (Maranda) Lujan; grandchildren, Jerrid, Jeffrey, Angelica, Joshua, Tanner, Chandler, Evan and Kaylee. His siblings, Christi Ortiz, Stella (Neal) Schritchfield, Joe Lujan, Irene (Manuel) Torres and Adolfo (Cheryl) Lujan; in-laws, Lucy (Howard) Headburg, Linda (Bill) Babby and Leroy Abeyta; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Pete touched the hearts of everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. He will forever be in our hearts. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Monday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday; both services, Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors.

Lujan, Manuel
Manuel Lujan - Trinidad Times Independent - February 5, 2011 - Manuel Lujan passed away unexpectedly Feb.3, 2011, at Mt. San Rafael Hospital. Funeral services will be Thursday, Feb. 10 with a Rosary at Comi Funeral Home at 8:15 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Arrangements under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Lujan, Randy Scott
Randy Scott Lujan - Journal-Advocate - May 27, 2008 - A graveside memorial service for Randy Scott Lujan will be held at 2 p.m., Friday. April 4th, 2008 at Riverside Cemetery. Pastor John Morrison of the Lamar Missionary Baptist Church will officiate. Randy was born October 23, 1972 in Trinidad, Colorado to Joseph and Martha M. (Roybal) Lujan. He passed away on March 29, 2008 at his home in Lamar. Randy was preceded in death by his mother, Martha M. Lujan and his three brothers, Benny, Michael and Andy Lujan. He is survived by his wife Bernadette Lujan, sons Joseph and Andrew Lujan all of the family home. He is also survived by three sisters, Mary Jane Romero of Springfield, Colo., Nancy Mungaray of Pueblo, Colo., and Judy (Bert) Torrez of Kim, Colo.; two brothers; Jessie (Angie) Lujan of Pueblo, Colo., and Jerry Lujan of Trinidad, Colo., his father Joe Lujan of Trinidad, Colo. and many nieces, nephews and other relatives. There will be no public viewing and cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions may be made to the Randy Scott Lujan fund in care of the funeral home.

Lukassen, Dale
Dale Lukassen - Pueblo Chieftain - February 8, 2010 - Dale Lukassen, 85, passed away on Feb. 5, 2010, at his home in Pueblo West, Colo. Survived by wife, Arvilla; children, Cindy (John) Ehmke, Canon City, Steve (Peg), Canon City, Conney (John Palmer), Alamosa, Vaughn (Terri), Kimball, Neb., Callen (Lynda, deceased), Greeley, Colo., Tim (Deb), Dix, Neb., Bart (Sam), Canon City, Curt (Karen), Cotopaxi, Colo., and Evan (Laura), Gunnison, Colo. Stepchildren, Rena (Larry) Cornell, Pueblo West, Virgil Miller (deceased), Carole (Jim) Tate, Pueblo West; 28 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren. Dale was a lifelong rancher and farmer in Nebraska and Colorado, and was a grand, humorous caretaker of the land. He will be missed by family and friends. Recitation of the Rosary, 9 a.m., with memorial scripture service, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, St. Michael Catholic Church, Canon City with the Rev. James King as celebrant. Inurnment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City. Donations may be made to the Dale Lukassen Tree Fund (for St. Paul's Catholic Church) in care of the Holt Funeral Home, Canon City.

Luke, Gloria
Gloria Luke - Pueblo Chieftain - December 1, 2010 - Gloria Luke, 74, passed away Nov. 28, 2010. She is now walking the streets of gold with loved ones gone before her. She had been ready to meet Jesus for a while. Survived by her children, Thomas Dickey and Tammy Dickey; sisters, Evelyn (Keith) Weir, Sylvia Heifner; and several nieces and nephews. Gloria retired from the CSH dietary department after 30-plus years. She was a faithful church member and loyal friend. Her faith in the living God kept her going. Viewing, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, First Church of the Nazarene in Belmont. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Luke, John Mcgovern
John Mcgovern Luke - Adrian-Comer Funeral Home - June 3, 2011 - John Mcgovern Luke, March 5, 1966 - June 1, 2011 - Arrangements under the direction of Adrian-Comer Funeral Home, Pueblo, CO.

Luke, Wilma L.
Wilma L. Luke - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 2011 - Wilma L. Luke, 94, passed away Aug. 11, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest Luke. She is the mother of Charles (Linda) Luke, California, Ila Mae (Roy) Shure, Pueblo, Jim (Annie) Luke, Colorado Springs, Sharon (Bill) Ogden, California, and Donna (Jim Hays) Roberts, Pueblo. She also is survived by 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren; nieces, Mary Ann Pottorff, Denver, and Wilma (Nick)DeSalvo, Pueblo; special caretakers, Linda and Geri; very special friends, Lourdes Gutierrez and Jan and Darryl Adkins; and her special bridge friends. Wilma was a member of Faith and later Son Rise Methodist Churches for over 65 years. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, all at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to SRDA Meals on Wheels or Son Rise Methodist Church. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Lukenbill, Judith L.
Judith L. Bray (Tammone) Lukenbill - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2010 - Judith L. Bray (Tammone) Lukenbill, 53, passed away April 8, 2010. Survived by her husband, William "Bill" Lukenbill; very special and most loved son, Eric Tammone; sister, Myra (John) Filler; brothers, Bruce, John and Danny (Jennifer Fleming) Bray; step-mother, Phyllis Bray; uncle, Harvey (Judy) Bray; nieces, Jennifer (Shawn) Loppnow, Becky Lace and Katie Bray; nephews, Nathan and Jeremy Bray; stepdaughters, Lauren and Jennifer Lukenbill; granddaughter, Alyssa Lukenbill; numerous other relatives; and very special friends, Peggy (DiChellis) Browne, Judy Staruh and Steve Slaughter. Preceded in death by her grandmother, Myra Baggett; father, Albert Bray; and mother, Dixie Jesser (Judy' s special buddy). Judy was born March 19, 1957, in Pueblo, and was a 1975 graduate of Central High. Judy worked 12 years at Southern Colorado Power Company, 18 years at Falcon Christian Church and was a member and employee of Eagles Aerie #145. Judy loved her flip flops! There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Monday, April 12, 2010, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Lukenbill, William M.
William M. ' Bill'  Lukenbill - Pueblo Chieftain - October 5, 2011 - William M. ' Bill'  Lukenbill, 64, passed away Oct. 2, 2011. Survived by his daughters, Lauren (Jonathan) Lukenbill- Hungerford and Jennifer Lukenbill; stepson, Eric Tammone; and grandchildren, Alyssa Lukenbill and Alivia Hungerford. Preceded in death by his wife, Judy Tammone-Lukenbill; parents, Howard O. and Thelma I. Lukenbill; and brother, Howard S. Lukenbill. Bill was born April 25, 1947, in Pueblo. He retired from the Pueblo Police Department in 1987. Bill enjoyed the outdoors, especially the beautiful Colorado mountains. Fishing and hunting were his favorite hobbies. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. An informal celebration of Bill' s life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Reception Hall. In remembrance, the Pueblo Police Department Honor Guard will be present. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation through the funeral home.

Luker, Wilma
Wilma Luker - Greeley Daily Tribune - November 15, 1954 - Two Young Girls Are Missing from Pueblo - More than 100 searchers aided by flare-equipped Civil Air Patrol lanes took the field late Sunday to search for two young girls missing for more than 10 hours. The children are Caroline Epperson 11, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis E. Epperson, and Wilma Luker, 10, daughter of Cap. and Mrs. Wilbur H. Luker. Both families are staff members at the Pueblo Ordnance Depot. Police and sheriff's officers were joined by volunteer groups in the search in open prairie country northeast of Pueblo.

Lukert, Delores Marie
Delores Marie Lukert - Pueblo Chieftain - December 6, 2012 - Delores Marie Lukert, 74, Peoria, Ariz., formerly of Pueblo, Nov. 29. Volzke Funeral Home, Seward, Neb. Volzke Funeral Home- December 6, 2012 - Delores passed away on November 29, 2012 in Peoria, AZ at the age of 74 years, 3 months and 4 days. Delores was born on August 25, 1938 to Louis B. and Ludmilla C. (Horacek) Kucera in Brainard, NE. Delores graduated from Ulysses High School in Ulysses, NE. On October 25, 1956 she married Roger Lukert at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ulysses, NE. Delores enjoyed being a homemaker and taking care of her family. She was a member of the Catholic Church Altar Society, Welcome Wagon Society, Boy/Girl Scouts of America as a den/troop mother, Ladies Auxiliary Knights of Columbus and Bassett Hound Rescue. She also enjoyed playing cards and genealogy. Delores is survived by her husband, Roger Lukert, Glendale, AZ; sons, Brenton G. (Sandra) Lukert, Virginia Beach, VA, and Richard L. (Tamra) Lukert, Pueblo, CO; daughter, Annette M. (Paul) Butler, Elizabeth, CO; grandchildren, Jason (Traci) Lukert, Christopher (Melissa) Lukert, Brandon Lukert, Kimberly Lukert, Michael Lukert, Aaron Butler, Matthew Butler, Kayla Butler (Chad Mull); great grandchildren, Maddie Anderson-Curro, Wesley Lukert, Christian Lukert, Alexis Lukert; brother, Donald (Delores) Kucera, David City, NE; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Gary and Veleta Lukert, Emporia, KS, Dennis and Mary Lukert, Texarkana, TX, Karen Peterson, Seward, NE. Delores was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Ludmilla Kucera; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Lester and Faye Lukert, Larry Peterson.

Lukezic, Felix (Infant Daughter of)
Infant Daughter of Felix Lukezic - Pueblo Indicator - January 5, 1935 - Stone City - Friends in Stone City attended the funeral of the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Felix Lukezic at Penrose, Saturday.

Luna, Frank J.
Frank J. ' Franko'  Luna - Pueblo Chieftain - April 7, 2011 - Frank J. ' Franko'  Luna, 53, of Pueblo, passed away on April 3, 2011 in a motorcycle accident. Preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Margaret Luna; and brother, Larry Carrillo. Frank is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Terry Luna; children, Manuel Luna, Adam (Samantha) Luna, Sarah (Kevin) Clark and Antoinette (Eli) Luna, Veronica Trujillo; grandchildren, Lil Manuel, Alysia, Julian, Nicolas and Lil Adam; brothers, Clarence (Louise), Jim Luna and Richard (Margie) Carrillo; sisters, Sarah Luna-Gonzales, Juanita (Jerry) Salazar and Margie Montoya; best friend/brother, Pat Samora; and numerous other relatives and friends. He worked for Athey Beaman Roofing for 28 years. He enjoyed spending time at 1st and Main Bar, cooking, bbq' s, golf, live music and spending time with his family and friends. Memorial service 1 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Luna, Frank R.
Frank R. Luna - Pueblo Chieftain - January 7, 2010 - Frank R. Luna, 83, passed away Jan. 6, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents; and grandchildren, Shawn and Jacob Trujillo. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carolyn; children, Lucille Black, Marcella (Mahmood) Shokranifar, Barbara (Amir) Alavi, Ella (Ali) Shahmohammadi, Betty (Siamak) Shahmohammadi, Reza (Rachelle) Zia-Ahmadi; 13 grandchildren, five great- grandchildren, two brothers and three sisters. He also is survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives. Frank taught for District 60 for 36 years. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. today, and funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, both at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.

Luna, Joseph Richard
Joseph Richard Luna - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2009 - Joseph Richard Luna, 31, went to be with the Lord on March 18, 2009. He was born on April 30, 1977, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his sister, Marlene; brother, Bobby; and father, Robert Luna. Survived by his children, Ariel, Marlene, Joseph; and grandson, Emilio; mother, Maria (Gilbert); sister, Angelina (Benji); brothers, David and Justin; nieces, Nikki, Mariah, Monique, Dre, Penelope, all of Pueblo; numerous aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends. Viewing, 1 to 4 p.m., and prayer service, 4 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2009. Funeral, 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2009, with interment to follow. All services at Roselawn Chapel.

Lunbeck, L. S.
L. S. Lunbeck - Daily Rocky Mountain News - September 2, 1873 - Died - In Pueblo, L. S. Lunbeck, of Leon, Iowa.

Lund, Lauren K.
Lauren K. Lund - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 2012 - Lauren K. Lund, 63, passed away Sept. 27, 2012. Arrangements pending under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Lundahl, Rodney L.
Rodney L. Lundahl - Pueblo Chieftain - January 28, 2009 - Rodney L. Lundahl, 51, passed away Jan. 20, 2009, at his La Junta home. He was born in Colorado Springs, on March 1, 1957, to Bill and Arlene (Burris) Lundahl. Several years ago he was a welding instructor for the Trane Corp. Survived by his mother, Arlene of Swink; daughters, Erin Courtney and April Elizabeth Lundahl of Canon City; brother, Jay (Sandy) Lundahl of Pueblo; sister, Sheryl (Mike) Cook of Pueblo West; nieces and nephews, Jason (Rebecca) Lundahl, Amy and Audrey Lundahl, and Kimberly (Seth) Piro and Jamie Cook. He was preceded in death by his father, Bill; and his nephew, Jeffrey Michael Cook. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, Peacock Memorial Chapel, with Patrick Marrone officiating.

Lundblade, Howard Arthur Jr.
Howard Arthur Lundblade Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2011 - Howard Arthur Lundblade Jr., 64, departed this life Monday, Nov. 14, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Esther Lundblade. Howard is survived by his brothers, Gary (Phyllis) Lundblade and Leroy (Nancy) Lundblade; and his two sons, James (Kelly) Howard Lundblade and Jeremy (Rita) Todd Lundblade; and his five grandchildren. Howard has extended family in Colorado and abroad, as well as a lifetime of contributions to his community. He will be missed by all. Memorial service, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, Central Christian Church, 1902 North Hudson Ave. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Lunder, Franklin J.
Franklin J. Lunder - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2013 - Franklin J. Lunder, 57, Pueblo, February 18. Romero.

Lunder, Howard
Howard Lunder - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 2007 - Howard Lunder, 76, passed away Nov. 19, 2007. Visitation, 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Rosary recitation 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2007, followed by funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Friday, both at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Lundy, Eva Marie
Eva Marie Lundy - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 2010 - Eva Marie Lundy, 84, longtime Fowler resident, born in Densmore, Kan., Dec. 10, 1925, passed away at Fowler Health Care Center July 28, 2010. Survived by sons, Richard Lundy (Jocelyn) and Roger Lundy (Annette); seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, July 30, 2010, Griffy Chapel. Memorial Celebration, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 31, 2010, First Baptist Church, Fowler, Colo.

Lungu, Susan R.
Susan R. (Askew) Lungu - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 2011 - Susan R. (Askew) Lungu. Susan R. Lungu, resident of Henderson, Nev., left this life on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, after a two-month battle with cancer. She worked as a buyer at the Clark County School District purchasing department. Susan was born in Pueblo, Colo., to Donald and Alta May Askew, who both preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was her brother, David Askew. Susan is survived by her loving husband, Dean Lungu, also of Henderson, Nev.; and her beloved children: daughter, Hannah Lungu of San Diego, Calif., and son, Zachary Lungu, currently assigned to Fort Rucker, Ala. Also survived by her sister, Donna Hilsher of Kingwood, Texas; nephews, Michael and Christopher Hilsher; and niece, Amy Askew Stewart. A private family memorial is planned in Susan' s beloved Colorado Mountains. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests you make a contribution to a charity of your choice in honor of Susan' s life.

Luppino, Jenny C.
Jenny C. Luppino - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2011 - Jenny C. Luppino, a loving mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on Feb. 18, 2011. Preceded in death by her husband, Tony Luppino; 10 siblings; and grandson, Stephen Connell. Survived by her children, Joanne (Luke) Wenzl, Kathleen Connell, Dominick (Judy) Luppino, Donna (Ken) Hale, Charlotte (Doug) Mahin and Janine (Brad) Schmelzer; 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; brother, James (Pat) Rebol; and special niece, Mary Alice Kading. She taught her children how to be loving, honest and giving through her own kindness and generosity. Jenny always was there for her family with that contagious smile always on her face. Her love of sewing and devotion to quilting filled her life with creativity and accomplishment. She was a great role model to all who knew her and will be dearly missed. Sincere thanks to the staff of Life Care Center for all of their devotion and care throughout her stay. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, St. Mary's Church, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Lutheran, Mary F.
Mary F. Lutheran - Pueblo Chieftain - June 8, 2013 - Mary F. Lutheran, 66. Service, 5 p.m. Wednesday, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Private entombment, Mountain View Cemetery Mausoleum.

Lynch, Bonnie
Bonnie Lynch - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2010 - Bonnie Lynch, 95, formerly of Pueblo, died July 28, 2010, at Hospice Care Center in Louisville, Colo. Visitation will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with a vigil service beginning at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1 at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Longmont. Interment, Longmont Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Hospice Care of Boulder & Broomfield Counties, American Cancer Society or charity of the donor's choice c/o Ahlberg Funeral Chapel.

Lynch, Donald R.
Donald R. Lynch - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 2004 - Donald R. Lynch, 74, of Pueblo, passed away, Monday, March 15, 2004. Visitation, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 18, 2004, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2004, Roselawn Cemetery. Full obituary to follow on Thursday, March 18, 2004.

Lynch, Evelyn M.
Evelyn M. Lynch - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2011 - Evelyn M. Lynch, 97, of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 19, 2011. Born May 10, 1913. Preceded in death by her parents, George and Anna Lynch; brothers, Harry Lynch and Jeff Lynch; sisters, Georgia Jones and Mae Sjostrom; and nephew, Robert Lynch. Survived by niece, Carol Ghini, and Jackie Lynch; nine great-nieces and nephews; also numerous great-great-nieces and nephews. Private graveside service at a later date.

Lynch, Jason Michael
Jason Michael Lynch - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2013 - Jason Michael Lynch left us on Jan. 15, 2013, surrounded by family and friends. While he lost his battle with cancer, cancer did not define his life. ' TEACHER seeks pupil. Must have an earnest desire to save the world. Apply in person.'  Daniel Quinn, from his book, ' Ishmael.'  Jason' s life was defined by his love for family, music, math, learning, friends, and a true belief that ' there is no one right way to live.'  Jason was born in Montrose, Colo., but lived most of his adult life in Pueblo. He graduated from Centennial High School in 2001. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Northern Colorado in 2005. He enjoyed reading, politics, travel, adventure and horticulture. Jason was as passionate about teaching as he was about learning. Everyone who met Jason loved his vibrant sense of humor and tender, compassionate presence. He loved debating politics and was extremely well-versed on current issues related to economics. Jason started his musical career with his first drum set when he was in middle school. He eventually gave percussion lessons to share his love of the instrument. A versatile musician, he played with several different bands doing a variety of music styles. He was most notably associated with The Family Juls Band. He regularly performed in Pueblo and Southern Colorado. Coors Tavern, The Beer Barrel and the Riverside pubs were regular venues for Jason and the band. He spent the last two years of his life doing something he truly loved ... teaching kids about math. He taught at Central High School in Pueblo, Colo. He had three rules in his classroom: peace ' ” respect each other; love ' ” treat everyone with compassion; and math ' ” follow Mr. Lynch' s rules. He loved teaching, spending time with his students and making mathematics meaningful to them in their lives. He would frequently provide extra tutoring when they struggled and started the first chess club to keep them engaged in learning. He taught English in Seoul, South Korea, for two years prior to joining the faculty at Central High School in Pueblo. Jason' s most fond memories included traveling abroad with his best friends. He traveled to Asia, Venezuela, London and Amsterdam. Jason is survived by his mother, Renee Elwell; his father, Ed Lynch; and stepmother, Janet Lynch. He also is survived by siblings, Amanda, Karen, David and Jonny Lynch. Special thanks to his dear friends, Kevin and Cody Buchanan, Seth and Shane Urban, Julie Bayci, Kevin Hall, Richard Trujillo, Pat Krasovec and Sandy Nebl. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Service, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center. Memorials may be made to the Jason Michael Lynch Memorial Education Fund to be used for education and scholarships through Wells Fargo Bank.

Lynch, John
John Lynch - Pueblo Indicator - May 29, 1920 - John Lynch, well known Bessemer man and who spent a number of years of farming on the Divide, died on the 24th inst. He had been a sufferer from a weak heart of late and finally lost strength and vitality.

Lynch, John
John Lynch - Pueblo Indicator - March 5, 1938 - John Lynch of this city who held several official positions in Pueblo and in the state, died of a heart attack in Denver February 27. The body was brought here and interment was in Roselawn.

Lynch, Joseph Kenneth
Joseph Kenneth Lynch - Pueblo Chieftain - July 3, 2011 - Joseph Kenneth Lynch, 68, of Pueblo passed Jan. 11, 2011. Joe was born July 8, 1942. He is survived by four children and 11 grandchildren. Life celebration, 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2011, City Park in Pueblo. Memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Lynch, Sharon Burton
Sharon Burton Lynch - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 2013 - Sharon Burton Lynch, 69, passed away March 15, 2013. Survived by her siblings, Ruth (Curtis) Butler, Bill (Betty) Burton, Marcia (Doug) Miller and Sheila (Leonard) Wells; and loving nieces and nephews. Sharon was born in Pueblo on June 2, 1943, to William and Faye Burton. At her request, cremation has taken place, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Inurnment service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2013, Mountain View Cemetery, 1315 Acero Ave. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Gideon International through the funeral home.

Lynch, Theodore (Mrs.)
Mrs. Theodore Lynch - Pueblo Indicator - August 16, 1930 - Mrs. Theodore Lynch of Colorado Springs, and Billy Hostetter, 8, of Pueblo were killed, two others were critically injured and eight were hurt when two automobiles swerved out to pass a parked truck and collided head-on on the highway three miles north of Pueblo on the Colorado Springs Road.

Lynch, Thomas A.
Thomas A. "Tom" Lynch - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 2009 - Thomas A. "Tom" Lynch, Aug. 28, 1949 ' ” May 26, 2009. Thomas A. "Tom" Lynch, 59, a resident of Colorado Springs since 1974, and formerly of Pueblo, Colo.; passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at the Pikes Peak Hospice Residence. He was a Senior Applications Developer with Colorado Springs Utilities for 33 years. Thomas Anthony Lynch was born on Aug. 28, 1949, in Pueblo, Colo. He was a graduate of Roncalli High School and of CSU-Pueblo. He is survived by his loving wife, Judy Kathryn Phillips; his daughter, Megan Elizabeth Lynch; and his son, Paul Mynatt, both of Colorado Springs. He was preceded in death by his mother, Agnes Lynch. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at Holy Apostles Catholic Church. Memorials in his memory may be made to the Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Tom will be best remembered for his love of family and fishing. Blessed be his memory.

Lynn, Beverly June
Beverly June Lynn - Canon City Daily Record - October 9, 2012 - Beverly June Lynn, 85, passed away October 4, 2012 at Pueblo Care & Rehabilitation Center in Pueblo, CO. She was born June 21, 1927 in Mounds, Oklahoma to Burl and Vesta (Bond) Jones. Beverly was a secretary for Hughes Aircraft in Culver City, California. Ms. Lynn is survived by her daughter, Teresa Hollmer of Canon City; grandsons, Buck Garrett of Denver, CO and Sean (Sarah) Garrett and great grandchildren, Gavin and Kayligh Garrett all of Canon City; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husbands, George Lynn and George Simpkins, father of Teresa; her parents; and sister. A private service will be held at a later date. Arrangements handled through Holt Family Funeral Home.

Lyon, Edward E.
Edward E. Lyon PhD - Huerfano World Journal - December 13, 2012 - Edward E. Lyon PhD, 81, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2012 at Morrison Woods Health Campus. He was born on December 14, 1930 in Paxton, Illinois, the son of Ellsworth and Dorothy Lyon and graduated from Naperville High School in 1948. Edward graduated Illinois State University in 1958 and also in 1959 with a Masters degree in Education. He came to Muncie later that year and worked as an instructor at Ball State University in the field of Geography. He later received his Doctorate from Ohio State University in 1972, studying Science Education and continued to teach until 1995, retiring as the Department Chair of the Geography Department. He then moved to Walsenburg, Colorado where he built a log home on Mountain Lyon Ranch to enjoy retirement. Edward also served his country in the United States Air Force from 1951 until 1955. His memberships included, Dayspring Friends Church, the United Church of Walsenburg in Colorado, the Association of American Geographers, the National Council for Geographic Education, the Indiana Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers and the Indiana Academy of Social Science. Dr. Lyon is survived by his wife, Carol (Roth) Lyon; five children, Wesley Lyon (wife, Debbie), Teresa King, Thomas Lyon (wife, Darlene), Tamara Kacmarynski (husband, John) and Timothy Lyon; his grandchildren, Heather, Jon, Greg, Courtney, Colton and Stacey; his great-grandchildren, Britney and Ashlee; a brother, Jim Lyon (wife, Philippa); two sisters, Jane Larsh (husband, Jack) and Joanna Spence (husband, Allan); also surviving are several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son-in-law, Terry King. A memorial service will be 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Mt. Pleasant Chapel with Military Rites to follow by The United States Air Force and the Veterans of Delaware County. Family and friends may call from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Mt. Pleasant Chapel. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer Association, Central Indiana Chapter, 50 East 91st. Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240.

Lyon, James Alex
James Alex Lyon - Tribune-Star - August 28, 2007 - James ' Jim'  Alex Lyon, of Hoehne, Colo., died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Albuquerque, N.M. He was born Dec. 7, 1941, to Alex Lyon and Thelma Holland Lyon. Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Bedwell Lyon of Hoehne and formerly of Terre Haute; a daughter, Stacy Lowe of Terre Haute; a stepson, Steven Bedwell of Illinois; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Luttrell and husband Ron of Terre Haute; a brother, Jerry Lyon and wife Beverly of Terre Haute; and two aunts, Agnes Lyon and Rilda Meneely, both of Terre Haute. He was preceded in death by his parents. He graduated in 1960 from Valley High School in West Terre Haute, and served in the U.S. Air Force. He moved to Colorado in 1993. Services were Aug. 23, 2007, at Comi Funeral Home in Trinidad, Colo. Graveside services were conducted by the U.S. Air Force honor guard. His request was to remain in Colorado.

Lyons, Arthur
Arthur Lyons - Trinidad Times Independent - December 12, 2010 - Arthur Lyons, 56, of Trinidad, went home to be with the Lord Dec. 10, 2010. He is survived by his wife Connie; three sons: Arthur Johnson, Adam Lyons and Derrick Lyons; one grandchild, Tiffani Johnson; three brothers: Lenny Lyons, Bobby Lyons and Cory Hawk; four aunts: Mary Torres, Cecilia Van Alstine, Anita Hathaway, Connie Ratzelll, Julia Madrid, great aunt Julia Benevidez Madrid and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Lyons. Visitation will be Monday, Dec, 20, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Newcomer Funeral Home, West Metro Chapel, 901 S. Sheridan Blvd. in Lakewood. Services will be held Monday, Dec. 20, at 11 a.m. at the Newcomer Funeral Home. Interment will be at the Ft. Logan National Cemetery in Denver. Memorial Service, Tuesday, Dec. 28, 6 p.m. at the Bible Baptist Church, 1102 Stonewall.

Lyons, Bobby Wayne
Bobby Wayne Lyons - Trinidad Times Independent - December 7, 2012 - Bobby Wayne Lyons, 56, passed from this life of Dec 2, 2012. He was born in Denver, Feb 5, 1956, to Joe Lyons and Shirley Freyta Lyons. Bobby is survived by his two brothers: Lenny Lyons and Cory Hawk of Trinidad, and his two daughters Brandi and Chelsea. Bobby was loved by all who met him. He excelled in all he did. He was a construction worker, drywall finisher, artist, beltmaker, companion and helper to all in need. And, he was a true lover of God. Mr. Lyons is a descendant of two Trinidad Century Families' ¦the Freyta and Benavidez families. Service arrangements are pending. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.




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