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Mary Oakleaf - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 2009 - Mary Oakleaf, 90, born on Oct. 24, 1918, in Duquesne, Pa.; passed away July 8, 2009, in Pueblo, Colo. Predeceased by her husband, Vernon O. "Swede" Oakleaf; parents, Mike and Mary Buku; and siblings, Elizabeth Patterson, Lt. Mike Buku and Sophie Mulkey. Survived by her sister, Irene (Albert) Mismash and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was a true animal lover. She also was an excellent cook and loved the color red. At her request, no viewing and a private family inurnment at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 2009, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Donations may be given in Mary's memory to the Animal Welfare through the funeral home office. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.
Oakleaf, Oscar E.
Oscar E. Oakleaf – Pueblo Chieftain – November 10, 1918 – Oscar E. Oakleaf, age 38 years, died at a local hospital early yesterday morning. He is survived by his wife and two children, residing at the family home, 1337 East Orman Ave., his mother, Mrs. Anna Larson, of Lindsborg, Kan.; three brothers, Carl Oakleaf of Pueblo, John Oakleaf of Skedee, Okla., and Joe Larson of Lindsborg, Kan.; three sisters, Mrs. Alfred Welin of Pueblo, Mrs. Christine Clency of Whiting, Indiana, and Mrs. Eline Oillee, of Raton, N.M. The remains will be forwarded to Lindsborg, Kan., Monday afternoon by the Davis-Vories Undertaking Co.
Oakleaf, Vernon O.
Vernon O. Oakleaf - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1975 - Vernon O. Oakleaf, Pueblo resident late of 1912 E Fifth, passed away unexpectedly at his residence December 28, 1975. Mr. Oakleaf was a retired CF&I wire mill machine shop employe. Member, Lutheran church. Survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Oakleaf of the family home, and one daughter, Mrs. Sharon Fitzgerald., Los Angeles, Calif. Mr. Oakleaf was the brother of Mrs. Irene Steward and Melvin Oakleaf, both of Pueblo, and Mrs. Mildred Simonson, Cloverdale, Calif. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Willis Goettel, pastor, Bethel United Methodist Church officiating. Internment Roselawn. Family respectfully requests omission of food. Those who wish may make contribution to Pueblo Heart Fund through the funeral home office.
Oakley, Albert A.
Albert A. Oakley – Pueblo Chieftain – August 13, 1918 – Albert A. Oakley Dead in France – Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Oakley, residing 2 miles west of Rye, received a message from the War Dept. yesterday stating that their son, Albert A. Oakley, age 22 years, died July 29 in France, as a result of wounds received in battle. Oakley was in Co. C, Second Engineers, and went to France last September. Another son, Daniel Oakley, is in the Navy and is stationed now at Mare Island, Calif. Pueblo Chieftain – August 15, 1918 – Day's Casualty List – Washington, Aug. 14 – The army casualty list today shows: Killed in action 69; died of wounds, 21; died of disease, 10; died of accident and other causes, 1. Total, 101. Died of Wounds: Albert H. Oakley, Rye, Colo.
Oakley, Arthur L.
Arthur L. Oakley - Pueblo Chieftain - September 8, 2010 - Arthur L. Oakley passed away Sept. 4, 2010. He was born Jan. 18, 1927. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth (Patti) Oakley; mother and stepfather, Gladys and Sam Jones; brother, Robert Oakley; and his in-laws, Sam and Laura Patti. He is survived by his niece, Anita M. (Cardinaly) Smith; great-nephews, Carl K. and Sean M. Smith; great-niece, Jeanine (Jose) Smith; brother, Ken (Judy) Hobbs; sisters-in-law, Margaret (Patti) Cardinaly, Marian and Virginia Patti; numerous nieces, nephews; and neighbors, John, Lola and Mary Ellen Nava. Art was an avid bowler. He was inducted into the ABC Bowling Hall of Fame. He also was a season ticket holder of the Denver Broncos. He was a veteran of WWII, having served in the Navy. The family wishes to thank Dr. Chris Vialpando, the staff at Parkview Medical Center and Westwind Village Home. In lieu of flowers and food, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to the charity of your choice. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Friday, Mount Carmel Church. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.
Oakley, G. William
G. William Oakley - Denver Post - November 2, 2010 - G. William Oakley, dubbed "The Barnum of the Butte" by The Denver Post, walked away from the Heritage Square Opera House he founded in Golden at the age of only 51. "I retired so young," he used to say, "so I could get old.” Oakley, who developed his own style of Victorian melodrama and vaudeville into a distinct and popular art form in two states, died Saturday, Oct. 30, of cancer at his home in Georgetown. He was 73. When asked, Oakley once said, "I want to be remembered as Cary Grant with a martini.” In 1971, Oakley and his Estes Park acting troupe opened the Heritage Square Opera House in a Victorian entertainment and shopping village born out of the shuttered Magic Mountain theme park. The next year, Oakley's Heritage Square Players retrofitted a bigger building in the park into the 350-seat dinner theater that still operates under the name of the Heritage Square Music Hall. The immediate success of the Opera House landed Oakley a job simultaneously running the historic Goldenrod Showboat on the Mississippi River waterfront in St. Louis. He found the symmetry - Golden and Goldenrod - to be irresistible, and from 1975-84, he operated the two as sister theaters. It was, however, what he called "a killer schedule." Heritage Square was, and largely remains, unlike most other theaters because its programming harks to a bygone era. As producer and director, Oakley freely adapted classic melodramas, forgotten turn-of-the-century plays and original works that encouraged audiences to cheer the hero and boo the villain. Performances relied greatly on comic improvisation and audience participation. Each night ended with an "olio," a music and comedy revue showcasing the talents of his repertory company. Oakley is responsible for bringing some of Denver's most veteran performers to Colorado, among them A. K. Klimpke, Alex Crawford, Brian Norber and D.P. Perkins. He also hired the popular comedy team T. J. Mullin and Bryan Foster. Together, that group has been performing on Colorado stages for nearly 200 years combined. "Bill assembled a wildly talented group of people who stayed with his operations for many years," said actor Wendy Moore of Glenwood Springs. "The many talents of this group worked together with his vision to make Heritage Square a place to go for a crazy, good time.” The Opera House was closed under Oakley in 1988 and reopened by Mullin as the Heritage Square Music Hall. Though the programming is now more contemporary, the core concepts remain. "When I first met Bill, I was just out of college, and I learned more from him in one year than I had in five years of college," said Klimpke, who is back working at Heritage Square in "Dracula" after two decades at Boulder's Dinner Theatre. Klimpke calls the art form Oakley popularized difficult to master, and much underappreciated. "A lot of other theaters looked down on us," Klimpke said of the early years in St. Louis. "This is a totally different style of theater than most actors are trained for, where 80 percent of it is ad-lib.” Oakley was born March 19, 1937, in Cherokee, Okla., and moved to Colorado at age 11. He graduated from Centennial High School in Pueblo in 1955 and Southern Colorado State College in Pueblo in 1965. Oakley called himself a "school marm," teaching theater and speech at Loveland High School from 1965-68. During grad school at Southern Colorado State, he worked every summer at the Iron Springs Chateau in nearby Manitou Springs. That that was his introduction to melodrama. And "that would change the direction of my life," he said. "One evening, a lady came up to me after the show and asked if I would like to do the show in Denver. I said 'yes,' and the rest is history," he said. It was while Oakley was performing at the Red Ram in Larimer Square that the Heritage Square opportunity came up. In St. Louis, Oakley inherited the St. Louis Jazzfest, a major summer event that led him to create a musical called "Storyville." That went on to play off-Broadway in 1983, and a year later would be the last mainstage show ever presented at Denver's historic Bonfils Theater. Oakley also was a writer on the 1979 Broadway production of "Whoopee," and directed the national touring production starring Imogene Coca. But, "melodrama was Oakley's forte, in life and on stage," said his friend, Gail Spencer Schickele. "The lyrics, 'to know him is to love him,' don't apply to everyone, but they did for all who knew Bill best.” Klimpke said Oakley "really did give Denver and St. Louis a wonderful art form that you don't see anymore, and you probably won't see again." But he acknowledged, too, that Oakley was not always the easiest man to work for. "I've always said there's a fine line between genius and crazy, and Bill was a lot of both," Klimpke said with affection. Oakley is survived by his wife, artist Rayda Oakley of Georgetown; son Trace Oakley of Los Angeles; and daughter Regan Oakley, an English theater instructor in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. At one time, Trace Oakley was an actor in Denver, including long-running productions of "Murder Most Fowl" at the Avenue Theater. Oakley is also survived by brother, Donald, and sister-in-law Jeannie Oakley of Bethlehem, Ga., and two nieces. Donations may be sent to Mt. Evans Hospice, 3081 Bergen Park Drive, Evergreen, 80439-2200.
Oatis, Donald F.
Donald F. Oatis - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 2012 - Donald F. Oatis passed away May 23, 2012. Preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Harold Oatis; and his daughter, Karen Gentry. Survived by his daughters, Bridget Oatis and partner, Said Benbachrah and Wendy Oatis and partner, Dana Ott; and his son-in-law, Robert Gentry; as well as five Gentry grandchildren, Hannah, Jim, Becca, Will and Abby. Also survived by his sister-in-law, Helen Oatis. Donald was a Pueblo native. He was a lieutenant colonel in the United States Marine Corps, serving his country in the Korean War and later at the Pentagon. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Elks Lodge.
Oatman, Ina Mae
Ina Mae Oatman - Trinidad Times Independent - June 1, 2012 - Ina Mae Oatman, Wife, mother, medical technologist - Ina Mae Oatman, 61, died Thursday, May 24, 2012, at Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Pueblo. She was born May 9, 1951, in Trinidad to Gabriella (Maglietto) and Charlie W. Strasia. Ina attended elementary school at Holy Trinity Catholic School and graduated from Trinidad High School. She attended college at Lamar Community College, Colorado State University and University of Wyoming where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in medical technology. She married Dean Oatman on Sept. 21, 1974, and had two sons, Jim and Jeff. Ina worked for 38 years as a medical technologist in Ainsworth, Neb. and Plainview, Texas, as well as at Miners Colfax Medical Center in Raton and Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad. She will be remembered for her willingness to share her passion and knowledge with youths involved in 4-H and FFA. During her formative years, Ina was a dedicated 4-H member and carried that dedication into her adult life. As a Las Animas County 4-H livestock judging coach, she shared her skills and expertise with innumerable youths from many counties in southern Colorado. She enjoyed raising club lambs, and helping 4-H and FFA members learn about caring, feeding and showing their lambs. At the time of her death, Ina was an active member of the Las Animas County 4-H Foundation. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Charles Albert; and numerous aunts and uncles. She is survived by her husband, Dean; her son Jim of Trinchera; her son Jeff (Melinda) of Eaton; her grandsons, Cole, Coy and Hadley; her mother-in-law, Delmira Oatman of Omaha, Neb.; and several sisters, brothers-in-law and other relatives. A funeral service officiated by pastor Brad Doherty will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 1, at First Christian Church, 402 E. First St. in Trinidad, followed by inurnment at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family asks those who wish to make a memorial donation in Ina's name to the Las Animas County 4-H Foundation, 2200 N. Linden Ave., Trinidad, CO 81082. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.
O'Belmito, John A.
John A. O'Belmito - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2009 - John A. O'Belmito passed away peacefully at Keefe Memorial Hospital in Cheyenne Wells, Colo., on Feb. 11, 2009. John was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister. Survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Elsie; daughter and son-in-law, Marge and Bob Schecter; two granddaughters; a grandson-in-law; three great-grandsons; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Trinity Lutheran Church. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Funeral Home.
O'Briant, Lisa Marie
Lisa Marie O'Briant - Pueblo Chieftain - December 9, 2010 - Lisa Marie O'Briant, 22 years of age, born Aug. 11, 1988, in Kansas City, Mo. Lisa was tragically taken from us on Dec. 5, 2010, and is survived by her loving parents, Gary and Mary O'Briant of Rye, Colo., and a large extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins. Lisa attended John Newman Middle School in Pueblo, Colo. Lisa brought daily sunshine to all she touched while working at the Outpost Harley-Davidson dealership that her parents owned. Lisa graduated in 2006 from Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix, Ariz. Lisa attended St. Louis University from 2006 to 2009 and was preparing to graduate this June from the University of Arizona with a degree in health sciences. Lisa had worked as an emergency room technician at Gilbert Hospital in Gilbert, Ariz., since high school. God danced the day Lisa was born. Lisa was a gift and will always be remembered for her charismatic smile, engaging personality and loving heart. Lisa had a heart of gold, kind and funny, goofy and dedicated, with a spark in her eyes like no other. Lisa placed the feelings of others first and will be truly missed. Mass will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 North Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012. Reception to follow at Xavier College Preparatory in the Alumnae Courtyard located at 4710 N. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ 85012. Mass also will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at Rye High School, Rye, Colo., with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Xavier Foundation Inc., to the Lisa Marie O'Briant Memorial Scholarship Fund, 4710 N. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ 85012.
O'Brien, Augustus G.
Augustus Franklin O'Brien – Pueblo Chieftain – October 23, 1918 – Augustus Franklin O'Brien, age 36 years, died in Los Angeles, Calif., yesterday following a few days illness of pneumonia. He was born and reared in Pueblo and was very well and favorably known. For a number of years he worked for the Collins Commission Co. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. George A Stall, 314 Summit St., two sisters, Mrs. M. E. McCarty, 1607 E. 5th St., Mrs. A. H. Gardner, Alberhill, Calif., one brother, James O'Brien, 33 Block X, who is on the Pueblo Fire Dept. The body will be brought to Pueblo and the funeral will be announced later by the McMinn Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain – October 25, 1918 – The body of Augustus G. O'Brien will arrive in this city Saturday and will be taken to the McMinn undertaking parlors. Funeral announcement later. Pueblo Chieftain – October 27, 1918 – The body of Augustus G. O'Brien arrived in the city yesterday afternoon. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock from the McMinn funeral Chapel. Interment will be in Mountain View. Pueblo Chieftain – October 29, 1918 – The funeral of Augustus G. O'Brien was held yesterday morning at 10 o'clock from the McMinn Chapel. Rev. Father Keith conducted the services. James McCarney acted as flower bearer and the pallbearers were Jeff Fitzpatrick, Bernard Baxter, Charles McCarty, and Ed Millson. Interment was in Mountain View.
O'Brien, Connie Dallene
Connie Dallene O'Brien - Pueblo Chieftain - July 2, 2009 - Connie Dallene O'Brien, 64, Pueblo West, July 1. Montgomery & Steward.
Edward O'Brien – Pueblo Chieftain – May 7, 1918 – Killed in France – Joseph F. Reilly, local agent for Zang's yesterday received a letter announcing that Edward O'Brien, a first cousin, had been killed in action in France. Mr. Riley first saw the announcement of the soldier's death in The Chieftain but did not realize at the time that it was his cousin who enlisted in Springfield, Mass.
O'Brien, Jean Lois
Jean Lois O'Brien - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 2009 - Jean Lois O'Brien, 87, born in Eveleth, Minn.; passed away Aug. 9, 2009, after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred; parents, Nick and Goldie Kuzma; and brother-in-law, Swede Rostvold. Survivors include her sister, Arlen Rostvold; daughter, Marva (Nick) Graham; grandchildren, Tracy (John) Rice, Randall (Brooke) Graham, D.C.; and great-grandchildren, Chloe, Phoebe, Lillie, Walker and Delaney. Upon graduating from Greenway High School in Coleraine, Minn., she attended Minneapolis Business School. She retired from the CF&I after working 34 years in the personnel office and remembered most employees and their badge numbers. She was vibrant and loved life. She would engage anyone in conversation; no one was a stranger. She drove herself somewhere almost daily. A friend called her "Queen of Garage Sales," and she loved collecting cookbooks. She will be missed by all those who loved her. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the American Lung Association, 409 N. Main St., No. 314, Pueblo, CO 81003.
Mary O'Brien – Pueblo Chieftain – October 3, 1918 – Mary O'Brien, age 69 years, died at a local hospital yesterday morning. The body was removed to the United Funeral Home. The funeral will be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain – October 5, 1918 – The funeral of Mary O'Brien will be held this morning at 9 o'clock from the United Funeral Home. Services private. Interment will be in Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain – October 6, 1918 – The funeral of Mary O'Brien was held yesterday morning at 2 o'clock from the United Funeral Home. Services were private. Interment was in Roselawn.
Thomas O'Brien – Pueblo Chieftain – February 23, 1919 – Thomas O'Brien, age 90 years, died February 22 at a local hospital. Body at Davis-Vories. [Note: Roselawn Cemetery, Plot: 25 1 2 21.]
Thomas O'Brien - Pueblo Chieftain - June 2, 1918 - Aged Puebloan Falls Down Stairs; May Die - Tom O'Brien, age 78 years, a pioneer Puebloan, was probably fatally injured about 5:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon when he fell into the basement of the Pueblo Hardware Company's store at Fifth and Santa Fe Avenue. He was rushed to St. Mary's hospital where it was said by physicians that his condition was critical and it was doubtful that he would live until morning. O'Brien entered the store unnoticed by the clerks who were busy at the time. He started to go into the basement and it is believed that he slipped on the top step and plunged headlong to the bottom of the stairs. A lady customer standing near the entrance to the cellar way, heard the crash and screamed. The clerks and manager rushed to the stairs and found the aged man with his head crushed between a box and the bottom step of the stairway. He was lifted out of the basement and as it was seen that he was seriously hurt, an ambulance was called and he was rushed to St. Mary's Hospital. It is said that his skull was fractured and internal injuries may have been sustained. He was still unconscious at a late hour last night. Pueblo Chieftain – June 4, 1918 – Two Men Died from Injuries Sustained in Different Falls – Thomas O'Brien, 78, died at a local hospital yesterday morning as a result of injuries sustained when he slipped and fell down the cellar steps at the store of the Pueblo Hardware Company, Santa Fe and Fourth Street, last Saturday evening. Mr. O'Brien was born in Ireland, and came to this country when but a few months old. He spent a number of years in the logging camps of Michigan, and came to Pueblo in 1888. For four years. Mr. O'Brien served in the Civil War, being a member of the 21st, Michigan Infantry. During the past few years he has spent considerable time in the Soldiers' Home at Grand Rapids, a returned to Colo., one year ago. He is survived by two brothers in Pueblo, John and William S., 614 E. 8th St.; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Clifford, Montcalm County, Michigan, and Lucy Hanrahan, Kent County, Michigan. The funeral will take place this morning at 9 o'clock from the McCarthy Funeral Chapel and at 9:30 from St. Leander's Church. Rev. Father Timothy will say mass for the dead. Interment will be in the family lot at Roselawn Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain – June 5, 1918 – The funeral of Thomas O'Brien took place yesterday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Leander's Chapel. Rev. Father Joseph conducted the services. The pallbearers were John S. Cunningham, O. E. Caffery, John McDonald, George Frohnhiser, Fred Brewer, A. F. Thayer. Interment in Roselawn Cemetery. [Note: Plot: 29 2 6.]
O'Callaghan, Albina Julie
Albina Julie O'Callaghan - Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 2010 - Albina Julie O'Callaghan, beloved wife, mother and friend, passed away on March 10, 2010. She was born in Waukee, Iowa, on Jan. 7, 1926, and resided most of her life with her family in Pueblo. Julie was a gentle, loving, giving, kind spirit who was first and foremost devoted to God and her family. She also had a passion for music (playing piano, organ, and accordion with a beautiful soprano voice), gardening, natural foods/health, and psychology. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, R.J. (Pat) O'Callaghan; her six children, Mike (Paula), Eddie (Patty), Cathy Black (Marty), Diana O'Callaghan Awrey (Howard), Robert and Danny (Christine). She also is survived by her sister, Anne Matheson (Don); brother, Eddie Sepich; along with 13 nieces and nephews, 15 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 15, 2010, Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main. Rosary, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2010, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th Street and Grand Avenue, followed by the funeral Mass. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Reception will follow the burial at the Albany Event Center, 125 E. Seventh St. Flowers may be sent directly to the funeral home. Online condolences to montgomerysteward.com.
Ocana-Shumard, Alainy Jayde
Alainy Jayde Ocana-Shumard - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 2011 - Alainy Jayde Ocana-Shumard, 27 days, of Pueblo, passed into Jesus' arms, Aug. 5, 2011. Survived by her parents, Joshua Shumard and Kayla Ocana; brother, Aiden Ocana; several family members and friends. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. Funeral service 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, both at Roselawn Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.
Occhiato, Rose Marie
Rose Marie Occhiato - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2011 - Rose Marie Occhiato, age 100, passed away peacefully on Jan. 20, 2011. She was born on June 9, 1910. Rose was preceded in death by her parents, Sarafina and Mike Occhiato; brothers, Anthony "Dash," Carl and Joseph M. Occhiato; sisters, Frances Carducci, Mary Badovinac, Jennie Gersick and Theresa Rossi; sister-in-law, Joan Occhiato; nieces, Ann Phegley and Margaret Covi; nephews, Colonel Nick Badovinac Jr. and Michael Badovinac. Rose is survived by sister, Helen Lindberg, Denver, Colo.; nieces, Rita Gersick and Elaine (Bill) Nicoll; nephew, Joe (Sue) Gersick; nieces, Sarah Decesaro and Betty Uhernik; nephew, Charles Carducci, Amarillo, Texas; grand-nephews, Todd (Pam) Nicoll, Chris (Brenda) Nicoll and Tom (Jill) Schafer; grand-niece, Ellie Schafer; great-grand-nephews, Ryan Nicoll, Trey and Lincoln Schafer; great-grand-nieces, Rose and Emma Nicoll; special grand-nieces, Nikki (Ken) Fisher, Seal Beach, Calif., and Sharon Phegley, Los Angeles, Calif.; grand-nephew, Steve (Sheila) Badovinac, Parker, Colo., and many other loving nieces and nephews. Rose was born the fifth of nine children. As a young girl in the mid-1920s she worked alongside her father, the late Mike Occhiato and her brothers and sisters packaging candy, tobacco and liquor orders at the family business on Northern Avenue. Eventually Mike Occhiato purchased Tivoli beer and then the local Orange Crush and Pepsi franchises in 1933. Rose remained an active partner in the business until it was sold in 1982. Rose served as a trustee of the Mike Occhiato Foundation. She loved to travel and toured Italy, France, Germany and South America. In past years, she enjoyed playing bridge and had also been a member of both the Dante Alighieri and Amici Italian Clubs. Rose spent her life surrounded by family. She was very close to her brothers and sisters and had great love for her many nieces and nephews. She was very proud of her Italian heritage and enjoyed any opportunity to carry on the Old World traditions of wonderful food and equally wonderful story telling. Rose's kind and loving heart, her strong spirit and sense of determination will be greatly missed by all those who were fortunate enough to share her 100 years and seven months of life. Please omit food. Visitation, 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at the funeral home. Celebration of Life, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.
Serafina Occhiato - Pueblo Indicator - March 13, 1948 - Funeral Wednesday For Mrs. Occhiato - Rosary recitation for Mrs. Serafina Occhiato, 1007 Elm, was held Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the George F. McCarthy chapel. Funeral services were conducted at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday from the chapel and 9 a.m. at Mt. Carmel church. Burial was in Roselawn cemetery. Mrs. Occhiato had been in ill health several years when she died March 7 at her home. She was the wife of Michael Occhiato, local bottler and distributor. [Note: Roselawn Cemetery, Plot: 45 36 3.]
Occhiuto, Frank E.
Frank E. Occhiuto - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 2008 - Frank E. Occhuito, 85, passed away May 11, 2008. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ignacio and Luigina Occhiuto; brother, George Occhiuto; brother-in-law, Ed Serracino. He is survived by his loving, caring brother and sister, Albert Occhiuto and Kathleen Serracino; nephews, Charles (Sherri) Serracino and Russell Serracino; nieces, Pamela and JorgAnne Occhiuto; great-nieces and nephews, Michael, Mark and Jackie Serracino; sister-in-law, Lois Occhiuto. Frank served in the U.S. Army, and retired from the Colorado Mental Health Institute. He was a member of St. Leander Catholic Church. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Thursday, May 15, 2008, Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made in Frank's memory to St. Jude Children's Hospital through the funeral home office. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.
Raymond O'Conner - Pueblo Chieftain - May 1, 1917 - The funeral of Raymond O'Conner took place yesterday morning at 8:30 from the family residence, 1041 East Orman Avenue and at 9:15 from St. Patrick's Church. Rev. Father Schimpf said mass for the dead. The pall bearers were Garfield McCafferty, Edward O'Leary, W. L. McDonald, W. E. Swearinger, James McCarney, and John O'Conner. Interment was in the family lot at Roselawn in charge of the McCarthy Undertaking Company.
O'Connor, George J.
George J. O'Connor - Pueblo Chieftain - August 9, 2011 - George J. O'Connor, 96, passed away at home on July 31, 2011. George was born on July 22, 1915, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of George M. and Emma O'Connor. He graduated from Alexander Hamilton High School in Brooklyn in 1933. After high school he studied stenography at Pace Institute in Manhattan. In 1937 he became an agent of the Bureau of Narcotics in the United States Treasury Department. Prior to World War II he worked for the bureau in Chicago and New York. In 1943 he volunteered for military duty and was commissioned as a lieutenant in the United States Naval Reserve. He spent three years on sea duty in the South Pacific serving as the executive officer of the PC 1242 and also as the executive officer and later captain of the PCE 847. Following the war, George returned to his duties with the Treasury Department. In 1950 he married Arlene M. Sheehan of Brockton, Mass. They settled in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn. In 1964, George was made District Supervisor of the regional office of the Bureau of Narcotics in Kansas City, Mo. In 1975, George retired from the Drug Enforcement Administration of the United States Justice Department. George spent most of his retirement years residing in Palm Harbor, Fla., along with his wife Arlene, until her death in 2001. In 2008, George moved to Pueblo, where he made many friends and enjoyed his final years at the Villa Pueblo. The family wishes to thank his “angels” from Visiting Angels and the staff of Parkview Medical Center for all their care. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Kevin Barickman of Pueblo; his son, John G. O'Connor of Shawnee, Kan.; his grandchildren, Connor Barickman of Tucson, Ariz., John B. O'Connor of Ukiah, Calif. and Caitlin O'Connor of Shawnee, Kan.; and brother, Christian C. O'Connor of Fairlawn, N.J.; two nephews; and a niece. Memorial service, 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating.
O'Connor, Gladys E.
Gladys E. O'Connor - Tulsa World - January 23, 2011 - Gladys E. O'Connor, age 92, died Tuesday, January 18, 2011, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was born on February 5, 1918, in Trinidad, Colorado, to Claude W. and Elsie Jamieson Chandler. She was the oldest of four children and spent her early childhood in Trinidad, moving to Tulsa at the age of ten. A graduate of Tulsa Central High School in 1936, she attended Oklahoma State University (where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority), and graduated from the University of Tulsa. Gladys worked for Johns Manville Corporation until 1942, when she married Winfred C. Dyer. Fred's work as a metallurgical inspector for the War Department took them to Ft. Worth and Port Arthur, Texas; Pueblo, Colorado; Los Angeles, California; and Provo, Utah during World War II. Following the war they settled in Provo where they had five children, three of whom were born on her birthday. After Fred's death in 1959, Gladys moved with her children to Tulsa where they were surrounded by a large and loving extended Chandler family. In 1968, she moved to Wilmington, Delaware, when she married Daniel F. O'Connor, an attorney for the Du- Pont Corporation. There her family grew to include Dan's two children and a German foreign exchange student who became another daughter to her. She and Dan traveled extensively and formed lasting friendships in Germany and Japan. Following Dan's death in 1974, she returned to Tulsa. Family was always Gladys highest priority. She was an extraordinary homemaker whose creativity and taste endowed every home with comfort, beauty, and warmth. She created an environment where her children, grandchildren, and their friends always felt welcomed and loved. A child of the Great Depression, she was thrifty and resourceful. She was organized, practical, and blessed with common sense. Gladys was an elegant, quiet, private woman of enduring faith. Though her life was shaped in part by adversity, she remained encouraging, loving, and generous. Her favorite place in the world was the cabin in Stonewall, Colorado, where her family gathered every summer throughout her life. She loved hardware stores, her Subaru four-wheel drive, and easy casseroles like Bahnzof Turkey Crunch. She treasured her church, her Scottish heritage, and the history and culture of her southern Colorado birthplace. She leaves a legacy of overcoming hardship, treasuring the gift of family, faith in God and delight in the beauty of His creation. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands Winfred C. Dyer and Daniel F. O'Connor, her brother, James M. Chandler, and her son, Robert Clayton Dyer. She is survived by her daughter-in-law Ada Dyer; her daughters and their husbands, Dyann and Charlie Bennett, Nancy and Bob Payne, Teryl and Dr. Mark Sperle, and Jan O'Connor, all of Tulsa; Jamie and John Bolane of Boulder, Colorado; Traude Kern of Lugano, Switzerland; and a son and his wife, Dr. Sean and Ellen O'Connor of Indianapolis, Indiana. Survivors also include her sister Nancy Chandler Wells; her sisters-in-law Marjorie Chandler and Suzie Chandler of Tulsa; a brother, Dr. William J. Chandler of Coweta; her grandchildren, Zach Payne and his wife Angie, Brian Payne, Laurel Jaqua and her husband Aaron, Amanda, Daniel, and Matthew Sperle, (all of Norman), Erin Payne of Austin, Texas, Jelka Shearon and her husband Andrew of Enid, Anna Sperle and Peter Sperle of Tulsa; great-grandchildren Isaiah and Lily Payne of Norman; numerous nephews and nieces of the Chandler and Wells families; Jamieson cousins and Bolane and O'Connor children and grandchildren. She also leaves behind her wonderful neighbors Jerry and Carrie Barnes whose loving kindness enabled her to remain in her home until her death. A memorial service will be held at Harvard Avenue Christian Church on Friday, January 28, 2011, at 1:00 P.M., with a reception following. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Arthur Roy Mitchell Museum of Western Art, Trinidad, Colorado, or to Harvard Avenue Christian Church, 5502 South Harvard, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74135.
O'Connor, Jeanne H.
Jeanne H. O'Connor - Huerfano Journal - December 26, 2013 - Jeanne H. O'Connor, 88, went to be with her Lord Jesus on December 15, 2013. She was born October 3, 1925 in Utica, N.Y., the daughter of Edward and Alice Harris. Jeanne loved people and was most happy when helping and caring for them. To this end, she began her 34 year career in nursing as an LPN devoted to caregiving, determined to uphold the highest possible standards for patient/resident care. Jeanne spent the last five years of her career as Director of Staff Development, offering her expertise in on the importance of giving patients the respect, dignity and compassion they deserved. She continued giving this expertise when she, herself, became a resident at the Spanish Peaks Veterans Nursing Home four years ago, holding in-service training for new staff members and sitting on advisory council boards to ensure the rights of the residents were being maintained. She held many offices at the SPVNH, such as Resident Council President, Resident Advisory Council Member, Resident Advocate Advisor, Eden Board Member, Valentine Queen and Silver Queen Candidate, just to name a few. She was an avid reader, loved to sing, enjoyed socializing and was thrilled to teach people to play cribbage or invite others to come and play bingo, which was her favorite. Her family and friends knew not to interrupt her during bingo. Family and friends were Jeanne's passion and gift-giving was her delight. Christmas and birthdays were very special because she could go shopping for others and she loved to shop! Jeanne is survived by her four children; sons Michael (Bobbie) Matthes, Grand Junction, CO; Wayne (Jackie) Matthes, Las Vegas, NV; Dean (Lisa) O'Connor, Clifton, CO; and daughter Mollie (Larry) Fuller, Walsenburg, CO. She is also survived by her sister, Gayle Price of Everett, WA; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren; also several nieces and nephews and numerous loving friends. There will be a memorial held for Jeanne at the SPVNH at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 19, 2013 in the Greenhorn Room. The family wishes to thank all those who sent flowers or cared for her during her illness and especially those who prayed for her.
John O'Connor – Pueblo Chieftain – May 2, 1919 – John O'Connor, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward O'Connor, died at 227 E. Abriendo May 1. Funeral today 2 p.m. from McMinn's. Pueblo Chieftain – May 3, 1919 – The funeral of John O'Connor was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the McMinn Chapel. Interment was in Roselawn.
Joseph O'Connor - Rocky Mountain News - November 8, 1897 - Switchman Killed - Pueblo, Colo., Nov. 7 - Joseph O'Connor, 35 years of age, a resident of Pueblo until two months ago, was killed at Dennison, Tex., this morning while switching railroad cars. His wife is a resident of Pueblo, as are likewise two of his brothers, Edward and Charles O'Connor, employes of the Rio Grande railroad, for which company Joseph O'Connor worked for a number of years. The body will be brought to Pueblo for burial.
O'Connor, Julia Mary
Julia Mary O'Connor – Pueblo Chieftain – November 10, 1918 – Julia Mary O'Connor, age 25 years, wife of James O'Connor, Santa Fe agent at Boone, died last evening at the home in Boone, following a short illness of influenza. She leaves besides her husband, three children, Mildred, age 4 years; Timothy, age 3 years, and Virginia, age one year. Mrs. O'Connor possessed a beautiful Christian character and was loved by all who knew her. The body was forwarded by the McCarthy Undertaking Co. yesterday to Littleton, Colo., for interment, accompanied by relatives.
Marie F. O'Connor - Pueblo Chieftain – November 20, 2013 - Marie F. O'Connor passed away on Nov. 13, 2013. Marie F. O'Connor She was born during the 1921 flood in Pueblo, Colo., on June 5, 1921. She was born to the union of Charles and Maria (Camacho) Moore and joined brothers, John, Frank, William, Lee and Charles. All have preceded her in death. Marie married James P. O'Connor on Nov. 30, 1946; he, too, preceded her in death. Marie is survived by two daughters, Linda M. Nelson of Pueblo, and Patty Sharkey of Colorado Springs; three grandchildren, Alex Sharkey of Colorado Springs, and Michael and Patricia Nelson of Pueblo; two great-granddaughters, Alexis and Elizabeth; several nieces and nephews, especially Debbie Davis of Acton, Calif.; and former son-in-law, Robert Nelson of Pueblo. Marie spent her entire working career in banking and retired from United Bank in 1985. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Special thanks and affection is noted for the staff at Belmont Lodge and Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.
Raymond O'Connors - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 1917 - The remains of Raymond O'Connors who was killed at Miami, Arizona, several days ago will arrive in the city this evening and will be taken to the McCarthy Undertaking parlors. The funeral announcement will be made later. Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 1917 - The remains of Raymond O'Connor arrived in the city last evening from Miami, Arizona. The remains were removed to the McCarthy undertaking parlors. The funeral will take place Monday morning at 8:30 from the residence of his father, Charles O'Connor, 1043 East Orman Avenue and at 9:15 from St. Patrick's Church. Rev. Father S. J. Schimpf will say mass for the dead. The burial will be in the family lot at Roselawn Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 1917 - The funeral of Raymond O'Connor will take place this morning at 8:30 from the residence, 1043 East Orman Avenue, and at 9:15 from St. Patrick's Church. Rev. Father Schimpf will say mass for the dead. The burial will be in the family lot at Roselawn Cemetery in charge of the McCarthy Undertaking Company.
Odell, Steven Lee
Steven Lee Odell - Pueblo Chieftain - September 29, 2013 - Steven Lee Odell, 57, born Oct. 7, 1955, in Rifle, Colo., passed away Sept. 25, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Joanne Odell; and a brother, Greg Odell. Steven was an outstanding athlete and played football at Rifle High School and later attended the University Of Southern Colorado where he also played football from 1974 through 1978. He worked in construction and was a hard rock miner. He worked in Arizona, Nevada, Colorado and Alaska. He is survived by his brother, Mark Odell; sister in-law, Diane Odell, nephews, Zachary (Tonja) Odell and Robert (Kitty) Odell; great-nieces and nephews, Payton, Abbie and Quintin Odell. Funeral service, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel.
Odell, William Henry
William Henry Odell - Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 1917 - Ranchman Dies - William Odell of Del Norte Passes Away Here Last Evening - William Henry Odell, age 67 years, prominent rancher of Del Norte, Colo., died in this city last evening after a short illness. Mr. Odell was a pioneer of Southern Colorado, coming to Del Norte thirty-seven years ago. About two years ago his health began to fail and about a month ago he came to Pueblo, but all efforts to help him failed and he gradually grew worse, and last evening peacefully passed away. He leaves a wife and three children Eva, Amy, and Josephine, all residing at the family home at Del Norte, and a host of friends. The body will be forwarded this evening by the United Undertaking Company to Del Norte accompanied by the widow.
Oden, Jimmy Don
Jimmy Don Oden - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 2011 - Jimmy Don Oden, 64, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 5, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Marlene Oden; and in-laws, Master Sgt. Charles and Nellie Sanchez. Jimmy Don is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Theresa; children, Walter (Melissa) and Nathaniel (Celeste); grandchildren, Brigida and Jimmy; brother, Wayne Oden; and aunt, Christine Smith. The family would like to express their deepest appreciation to the staff of the VA Nursing Home, who gave wonderful care to Jimmy Don for the last 25 years. Funeral service, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment. Military honor by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.|
Oden, Virginia H.
Virginia H. Oden - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 2009 - Virginia H. Oden passed away September 18, 2009 at home in Pueblo. Virginia was born January 23, 1956 in Waterloo, IA to Henry and Ruby Oden, and had lived in Pueblo since 1995. She was employed as an assembler at Honeywell for several years. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents and a husband Thomas Coffee. She is survived by her daughter Monette, her significant other, Mandell Reliford; brother, Mark Gray; sister, Darlen Oden, two grandchildren, DeMarrion Oden and Markia Sailey as well as other relatives and friends. Services and interment will be held in Waterloo, Iowa under direction of Greer Funeral Home.
Odenbaugh, Fred M.
Fred M. Odenbaugh – Pueblo Chieftain – March 4, 1919 – Fred M. Odenbaugh, age 28 years, died at 1350 E. 4th St. March 3. Body at Davis-Vories. Pueblo Chieftain – March 6, 1919 – The funeral of Fred M. Odenbaugh will be held from the Davis-Vories Chapel this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery.
Odle, Bernice I.
Bernice I. Odle - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2009 - Bernice I. Odle, 87, Friendsville, Texas, formerly of Pueblo, Sept. 17. Montgomery & Steward.
O'Donnell, Hannah M.
Hannah M. O'Donnell - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 1917 - Prominent Woman Dies - Mrs. Hannah M. O'Donnell, Widely Known South Side Resident, Is Called - Mrs. Hannah M. O'Donnell, 61 years old, died at the residence, 1027 Lake Avenue, yesterday morning. Deceased was one of the best known women of Pueblo and up to one year ago when she was taken sick was active in church and social circles. For many years she was a member of St. Paul M. E. Church but recently became affiliated with Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. She was a member of Pueblo Chapter No. 7, Order of Eastern Star. Mrs. O'Donnell is survived by her husband J. C. O'Donnell, who is a well known employe of the Minnequa Steel Plant, and three children, Charles W., who is chief of the claim department for the State Industrial Commission at Denver; J. C. O'Donnell, Jr., salesman for the Calkins-White Furniture Company, and Mrs. A. C. Hill of Pueblo; also two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Hickman, residing in Wisconsin, and Mrs. Mary Martin of Youngstown, Ohio, and three brothers, Charles, Edward, and John Martin residing in Youngstown. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 from the residence. Interment will be in Mountain View in charge of Davis-Vories. Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 1917 - The funeral of Mrs. Hannah M. O'Donnell was held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 from the residence, 1027 Lake Avenue. Rev. F. A. D. Larnt, rector of the Holy Trinity Church, conducted the services at the home. Mr. Leonard Allott rendered two solos, "Rock of Ages," and "Nearer My God to Thee." The casket was banked with beautiful floral pieces, mute evidence of the esteem in which the departed gentlewoman was held by the people of the community in which she had resided for the past 20 years. At the cemetery Pueblo Chapter No. 7. O. E. S. had complete charge of the service, the following officers conducted the Eastern Star funeral service: Mrs. Fannie M. Cline, W. M.; Mrs. J. M. Meaks, Chaplain, and Henry K. Barton as patron. The pall bearers were A. S. Brown, J. O. Simson, C. A. Grover, D. E. Watkins, R. H. Wartenbee, S. F. Reno. The flower bearers were Miss Florence M. West and Mrs. John D. Long. Interment was in Mountain View Cemetery in charge of Davis & Vories.
Janet O'Donnell - Huerfano World - November 23, 2000 - Woman killed - A 61-year-old Walsenburg woman was fatally injured in a head-on accident at approximately 10:20 a.m. Saturday morning on Highway 287 between Lamar and Springfield. Janet O'Donnell, 702 Colorado Ave., was pronounced dead at the scene by Prowers County Assistant Coroner Richard Orendorff. She died of massive head and chest injuries and multiple broken bones. According to the Colorado State Patrol, Ms. O'Donnell was driving northbound when she veered across the center line and hit the left side of an oncoming semi-truck. She was not wearing a seatbelt. The driver of the semi, Frank Keplar, 62, of Amarillo, TX, who was wearing a seatbelt, was not injured. Funeral service for Ms. O'Donnell is pending with Romero Funeral Home in Walsenburg.
Patrick O'Donnell - Rocky Mountain News - January 15, 1882 - Another Murder - Cold Blooded Murder in South Pueblo - Pueblo, Jan. 14 - In South Pueblo, this morning, at 4 o'clock, in front of Ed. Silks' Lyceum Theatre, a man named Patrick O'Donnell, a well known employe of the Denver and Rio Grande, was shot in an altercation with another man. The intention of the shooting was beyond a doubt murder in cold blood. The ball entered O'Donnell's head just beneath the left eye, and ranging upward, passed through the brain, lodging under the skull. The report of the pistol, even at that early hour soon attracted a number of people to the scene of the attempted murder and Doctors Gray and Utter (?) were called and at once pronounced the wound a fatal one. At four o'clock p.m. the wounded man died. The man who did the shooting ran as soon as the shot was fired, but Officer Tommary went after him and soon brought him back. He was taken before Justice McBride last evening, gave his name as Thomas King, and was bound over in the sum of $10,000 to await a preliminary hearing. He pleads not guilty, but an eye witness to the scene swears that King is the right man, and evidence of a circumstantial character is very strong against him. King and O'Donnel (sic) had been drinking together during the evening and appeared to be the best of friends, until the shooting occurred. A woman is supposed to be at the bottom of the case. Julia Thompson, formerly of Mattie Silk's place, Denver, has been jailed as an accessory to the murder, and Coroner Craven summoned a jury, viewed the dead body and adjourned till Monday, when the inquest will be held.
Rosalie O'Donoghue - Denver Post - June 1, 2002 - Rosalie O'Donoghue School teacher, 72, dear friend, mother, grandmother and more, died on May 5, 2002, surrounded by family and friends. Born on May 5, 1930, she graduated from high school in Walsenburg and from UC Boulder. Rosalie is survived by her son Sean, his wife Yvette, and grandchildren Zoe and Ian; mother Josephine Marchiori; sister Meda Antonioni and her husband Arthur; and many nieces and nephews. An avid traveler with a great love for adventure, Rosalie had many friends. She taught in the Denver Public School system for many years before becoming an educational consultant. Both personally and professionally, she inspired many and she will be deeply missed. A Celebration of Life in her honor will be held at Denver Botanic Gardens on June 3, 2002 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Denver Botanic Gardens or to St. Francis of Assisi, 556 S. Jersey St., Denver 80224.
Victoria “Vickie” O'Dorisio - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 2013 - Victoria “Vickie” O'Dorisio, 77, passed away May 27, 2013. Survived by her beloved husband of 58 years, Bennie; children, Robbin (Tom) Carpenter of Pueblo, Dawn (Ken) Kirkendall of Colorado Springs, Ben (Paula) O'Dorisio of Pueblo, Steve (Maurene) O'Dorisio of Pueblo, Mike (Kandace) O'Dorisio of Pueblo; siblings, Tony Grillo of Hampton Beach, N.H., Robert (Theresa) Grillo of Lincoln, Calif., Debra (John) Hannagan of Haverhill, Mass.; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents. Vickie was born to Louis and Lina (Midolo) Grillo on March 25, 1936, in Lawrence, Mass. She was a homemaker and worked for School District 60. She enjoyed cooking, family gatherings and swimming, especially in the ocean. Visitation, 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, May 31, 2013, at Our Lady of the Meadows, 23 Starling Drive, with Monsignor James King officiating. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Diocese of Pueblo or the American Red Cross through the funeral home.
Ferdinand Oelrich - Silver Cliff Weekly Herald - April 6, 1882 - A Ghastly Find - Pueblo, April 3 - On Sunday last two sons of Mr. John Baker, living on the south side of the Arkansas river, four miles east of Pueblo, while bathing in the river, found on the opposite side of the river the body of a man, which had been dead and become partly imbedded in the sandbar. The horrible discovery nearly frightened the wits out of the lads but just then John Stolle came along and investigated the affair, finding that it was the body of a man who had evidently been drowned and had lain in the water for weeks. Mr. Baker was notified, and he dispatched an employee to the city to notify authorities. Fearing that the body would float away, Mr. Stole tied a rope around the tail of the coat worn by the dead man and fastened it to a tree on the bank. Dr. J.T. Craven, County coroner, being notified of the facts in the case, Sunday evening, summoned a jury early this morning and went down the river to investigate the matter, readers of the Republican will remember that in a previous dispatch, on February 11 or 12, mention was made of the fact that Ferdinand Oelrich had disappeared from this city under very mysterious circumstances about the 11th of February. Every endeavor was made by his friends and his partner in business, Joseph Hocker, to discover what had become of him, but without avail, and the surprise of Hocker, one of the Coroners jurors, can be better imagined than described when it was stated that he at once recognized in the dead man his late partner Oelrich. No signs of violence were found on the dead man's body, the Coroner making a thorough examination in search of any evidence that would go to prove that he had been foully dealt with. In the dead man's body was found a note drawn in his favor calling for $1,900, given by him which he had paid, and $43 in gold and silver coin and $1 in currency. After a thorough examination into the case the Coroner's jury returned a verdict of death by accident, it being believed that he fell from Santa Fe avenue bridge across the Arkansas, while intoxicated, and was drowned. The remains were tonight sent to Pueblo, and the funeral will occur today at 4 o'clock. This is one of the most mysterious disappearances ever known of in this city cleared up.
Ronald Oest - The Taos News - May 13, 2010 - Ronald Oest, 78, of Valdez passed away on May 05, 2010. He is preceded in death by his parents Frederick and Katherine Oest. He is survived by his wife Nora Oest, children Laura and Lorraine Oest, Jade Oest, Cherie Thibodeau, Timothy and Cheyenne Oest, grandchildren Melody, Christopher, Thomas, Gregory, William, Rachel, Stella and great-grandchildren and nieces. Wounded in action in the Korean War, Ronald was a proud Marine Corps Veteran. He obtained his Masters Degree in English and Drama at UNM in Albuquerque. He taught English, Creative Writing and Speech at Del Norte High School. Ron and Nora built their own home in Valdez and practiced an organic back to the land way of life while actively protesting pollution of the Rio Hondo and the building of condos. As an opinion writer for the Adobe Press, Ron reveled in causing great debates about paramount topics and whose disputes proved the adage that the pen is mightier than the sword. Ron was an avid hunter and fishermen and he passed his love of the sport down to those who will continue it. As he used to say “I'm going to laugh till I cry and live till I die.” And he did. Graveside service was held at the family cemetery at 16 Emilio Herrera Road in Valdez on May 10, 2010. Arrangements by Rivera Family Mortuaries & Crematory.
O'Farrel, M. J.
M. J. O'Farrel – Pueblo Chieftain – November 17, 1918 – Died in Wyoming – M. J. O'Farrel, a member of the firm of Rummel & O'Farrel, and also Sec. of the Oberlin Petroleum Co., died of pneumonia in a hospital at Wheatland, Wyo., on Friday night. H. L. Rummel, his partner, received a telegram yesterday announcing the fact. Mr. Rummel leaves today for Casper, Wyo., to look after the affairs of the firm of which he is the head, and also to arrange and look after the affairs of the Overland Petroleum Co., which he says will in no way be affected by the death of Mr. O'Farrel. There are no particulars, but it is altogether likely that the pneumonia from which Mr. O'Farrel died was brought on by the Spanish influenza.
Offenbacher, W. A.
W. A. Offenbacher - Rocky Mountain News - December 13, 1881 - Judge Offenbacher Dead - Pueblo, Dec. 12 - Judge W. A. Offenbacher, of Rosita, a well known lawyer of Colorado, died at the Victoria Hotel this evening at 9 o'clock, of disease of the kidneys. He has been in Pueblo for several days attending court and only day before yesterday was taken ill. He was a man loved by those who knew him and highly respected by his associates at the bar.
Paul Ofsanko – Pueblo Chieftain – May 23, 1919 – Paul Ofsanko, age 12 years, died at a local hospital, May 22. Body at McCarthy's. Pueblo Chieftain – May 24, 1919 – The funeral of Paul Ofsanko will be held from the home, 127 South Oneida St., this morning at 8:30 and from St. Anthony's Church at 9 o'clock. Burial in Roselawn in charge of McCarthy. Pueblo Chieftain – May 25, 1919 – Funeral of Paul Ofsanko burial Roselawn, directed by McCarthy's.
Michael J. O'Gane - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2013 - Michael J. O'Gane, 52, born April 19, 1960, passed away March 24, 2013. Mike served in the U.S. Navy. He was a fun-loving man — telling jokes and playing tricks — and he loved time spent with his family. He was preceded in death by father, Buckley P. O'Gane; grandparents, Demetrio and Carlota Jaramillo. He is survived by his wife, Rose; son, Sean; and daughter, Mikki McCarty; grandchildren, Zoey, Leanna, Aidan, Andrew; mother, Simonita P. O'Gane; brothers and sisters, Kathleen O'Gane, Timothy (Crystal) O'Gane, Patrick (Kathy) O'Gane, Marlene O'Gane and Agnes (Jerry) Monteith; nephews and nieces, Courtney and Shania O'Gane, Nick Trip, Patrick (Lily), Christopher, Kathie and Katie O'Gane, Laura Herrera, Marla Micciche, J.J. and Kelly Monteith; other family and friends. Private family service, 2 p.m. Thursday, at Angelus Chapel.
Ogden, Elizabeth F.
Elizabeth F. Ogden - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 1917 - Death Calls Well Known Pueblo Woman - Mrs. Elizabeth F. Ogden Dies at East Pueblo Home After Illness of Six Years - Mrs. Elizabeth Florence Ogden, well known resident of East Pueblo passed away yesterday afternoon at the family residence, 1823 East Seventh Street, following an illness of six years' duration. The deceased is survived by her bereaved husband, C. M. Ogden and two sons, Morris Connor and Jerry Connor, and a daughter, Lena L., all of this city, her mother, Mrs. M. D. Gaddie, two sisters, Mrs. Homer Hough, and Mrs. Ella Whitley and three brothers, James, George, and Thomas Gaddie, all of Mattoon, Ill. Mrs. Ogden was a member of the L. C. B. A. and Pueblo Court of Honor No. 1073. She was a woman beloved by all who knew her, and tho she had been ill for the past six years, she bore her sufferings patiently and maintained her sweet disposition to the last. Possessing a most beautiful Christian character and having a great faculty of making many friends she endeared herself to all and the news of her death will bring great sorrow to her many friends. The remains were removed to the McCarthy Undertaking parlors and will be forwarded this afternoon to Mattoon, Ill, the old home of the deceased for interment. The remains will be accompanied by the husband and family. Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 1917 - The body of Mrs. Elizabeth F. Ogdon was sent to Mattoon, Ill., yesterday by McCarthy's. The husband, C. M. Ogdon and three children accompanied the body.
Karen Ogden - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 2010 - Karen Ogden passed away on Nov. 8, 2010. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, Advantage Chapel of Memories, 829 S. Hancock Ave., Colorado Springs, Colo. In lieu of flowers, contributions to “The Wall of Honor”; Penrose St. Frances; 719-776-7760.
Ogden, Oda M.
Oda M. Ogden - Alamogordo Daily News - March 23, 2005 - Oda M. Ogden, 87, a longtime resident of Alamogordo, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at her home. Mrs. Ogden was born Sept. 24, 1917, in Duncan, Oklahoma, and had lived in Alamogordo since 1956. Survivors include four sons, Gene Ogden and his wife Linda of Trinidad, Colorado, Ronnie Ogden and his wife Christi of Tularosa, James Ogden and his wife Edwina of La Luz, and Rex Ogden and his wife Margie of Farmington; three daughters, Gayle Crocker and her husband Bill of Colorado Springs, Nona Lehman and her husband Leroy of Alamogordo, and Patricia Carnes of Alamogordo; 20 grandchildren; 32 great- grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Roxie Ann (Cox) Smart; her husband, Ev Ogden, in 1986; a grandson James Ogden; and two great-grandchildren, Trapper Burnell and Ashley Rehrig. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Hamilton-O'Dell Chapel with the Rev. Mickey Mays officiating. Interment will follow in Monte Vista Cemetery. Mrs. Ogden's grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call this evening from 5 until 7 p.m. at Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home.
Wilma Ogden - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2010 - Wilma Ogden passed away Aug. 23, 2010, in Pueblo. Wilma was born Sept. 8, 1931, in La Junta, Colo., to Robert and Mary Higgins and had lived in the Rye area since 1969. She was a devoted homemaker who enjoyed her garden and flowers and especially tending to her children and grandchildren. Wilma was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Robert and Curtis; and a sister, Betty Ausbun. She is survived by her husband, William Ogden of the family home; children, Terry (Susan) Ogden of Elbert, Michael (Jodi) Ogden of Grand Junction, Cindy (Lee) Timmons, Susan (Terry) Smith, both of Beulah and Dorothy (Fred) Trujillo of Alamosa; numerous foster children; two sisters, Emily Corrigan of Colorado Springs and Marinell (Charles) Ettleman of Beulah; as well as 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Ogden will lie in state at the LDS Stake Center in Rye from 8:30 until 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, when funeral services will begin. Cremation will follow. Donations in memory of Mrs. Ogden may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, direct or through the mortuary.
John Ogelin - Pueblo Chieftain – November 6, 1918 – John Ogelin, age 38 years, died at a local hospital yesterday morning. The McCarthy Undertaking Co. will make funeral announcement later. Pueblo Chieftain – November 7, 1918 – The funeral of John Ogelin will be held from the McCarthy Chapel at 11 o'clock. Interment in Roselawn Cemetery.
Mark Ogolin – Pueblo Chieftain – April 12, 1918 – Mark Ogolin, age 59 years, died yesterday at his home, 517 East Arroyo Ave., following an illness of several weeks duration. The deceased was an employee of the Minnequa steel works and had been in Pueblo for the past 20 years. He was a member of Holy Trinity Society. The funeral will take place Sunday morning at 9:30 from the late residence and from St. Mary's Church at 10. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery under the direction of the McCarthy Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain – April 15, 1918 – The funeral of Mark Ogolin took place yesterday at 9:30 from the residence, 517 East Arroya Ave. and from St. Mary's Church at 10 o'clock. Rev. Father Cyril Zupan said mass for the dead. Members of the St. Joseph Society attended in a body and acted as flower and pall bearers. The flower bearers were: Joseph Zenzel, H. Perma; pallbearers: James Maganza, Matt Nikac, Daniel Wiyjancich, James Stepanich, Max Brajcieh, T. Likse. Interment was made in Roselawn under the direction the McCarthy Undertaking Company.
Lenore O'Hara - Eastern Shore News - January 3, 2008 - Lenore O'Hara, 78, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. She was the wife of Joseph Edward O'Hara. They observed their 55th wedding anniversary on Thursday. Mrs. O'Hara was born in Walsenburg, Colo., on Oct. 8, 1929. She was the daughter of the late Daniel Donaghue and Louise (Lopez) Donaghue. Lenore was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. She was one of the original employees at Rose's in Ocean City. She left her job as ordering specialist to be the caregiver to her father, who lived to be 98. She enjoyed bowling, bridge, reading, her soaps and rooting for the Redskins. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Cathleen O'Hara-Hatfield, and her husband, Jack, of New Market and Greg O'Hara, and his wife, Kathleen, of Gilbertsville, Pa.; three grandsons, Sean and Adam Hatfield and Joseph Connor O'Hara; a sister, Donna Bonar, and her husband, Lou, of Johnstown, Pa. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Southwest Indian Foundation, PO Box 86, Gallup, N.M. 87302-0001. Arrangements are being handled by Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.
William O'Hara - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 1918 - William O'Hara, age 65 years, and for the past twenty-five years employed as a locomotive engineer by the D. & R. G. Railway Company, died at an early hour yesterday morning at the family home 2301 Orman Avenue. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Francis O'Hara and one daughter, Miss Orma May O'Hara, residing at home, also one sister in Wisconsin and three brothers in South Dakota. Deceased held membership in the B. of L. E. and the B. of L. F. The remains are at Davis & Vories and the funeral will be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 1918 - The funeral of the late William O'Hara was held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 in the Davis & Vories Chapel and was attended by a large number of friends and brother members of the B. of L. E. and the B. of L. F. and E. There was also present a delegation from the Ladies Auxiliary to the B. of L. E. and F. Rev. J. H. Ketchum officiated rendering an extremely comforting sermon to the bereaved family. Mrs. George Litz and Mrs. L. M. Johnson, accompanied by Mrs. Joseph Jones, sang "Whiter than Snow," and "Sometime We'll Understand." The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful, two large pillow designs being sent from the Brotherhood Lodge. The pall bearers were W. F. Cook, J. J. Auer, E. J. Reilly, R. S. McAlpin, Elmer Bloomquist, and Edward Wells. The flower bearers were John Carr and E. S. Miller. At Mountain View Cemetery where the burial was held the officers of Grand Canon Division, No. 29, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, conducted their services assisted by the Ladies Auxiliary who sang "Nearer My God to Thee," and "God Be with You 'Till We Meet Again."
O'Hare, DeAnn L.
DeAnn L. (Torres) O'Hare - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2011 - DeAnn L. (Torres) O'Hare, 39, of Westborough, Mass., passed away on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was the devoted wife of Jeremy O'Hare and the loving mother of Jacqueline and Nicole O'Hare. Born in Pueblo, Colo., DeAnn was the youngest and beloved daughter of Willie and Leandra (Hern) Torres of Pueblo. She was educated in Pueblo schools and was a graduate of Boston University. DeAnn was employed as a computer engineer for EMC in Hopkinton, Mass., for the past 16 years. DeAnn, affectionately known as “Dee,” also is survived and will be greatly missed by her four sisters, Debbie (Andy) Gonzales of New Mexico; Rita (Mark Maestas) Torres, Geri Torres and Trish (Trevor) Ghee, all of Colorado; in-laws, Paula, Joe and Julie O'Hare of Massachusetts; goddaughter, Athena Avalos; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her baby brother, Willie Torres Jr., who she often called her angel. A memorial service for family and friends will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov.6, 2011, at St. Therese Catholic Church in Vineland, officiated by Father Joseph Vigil. Reception to follow.
O'Hare, James Francis
James Francis O'Hare - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 1917 - James Francis O'Hare, age 40 years, died at a local sanitarium in this city yesterday morning after an illness lasting for the past year. He had been a resident of Pueblo for 25 years and was well known and highly esteemed in the city. He was an electrician and considered an expert having supervised electrical work in several large industries and buildings in the western states. About five years ago he went to Anaconda, Montana, where he remained until he became sick when he was brought to this city. Mr. O'Hare was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and electrical workers in Anaconda, Montana. Survived by his wife and two children, father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel O'Hare, residing at 52, Block V, three sisters and two brothers. The body is at the McMinn Undertaking Parlors and the funeral will probably be held Monday morning from St. Patrick's Church. Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 1917 - The funeral of James Francis O'Hara was held yesterday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the home of his parents, 52, Block V, and at 9 a.m. from St. Patrick's Church. Rev. Father Schimpf celebrated the mass and delivered a very touching sermon eulogy. The church was filled with friends and the floral offerings were many and beautiful. The flower bearers were: Edward Carlson, and A. E. Roseburg. The pallbearers were: J. J. Finnegan, Edward McCabe, George T. Huber, Joseph Walsh, John A. Maloney, and W. A. Haggerty. Interment was in Roselawn in charge of the McMinn Undertaking Company.
O'Hearn, Joseph (Infant of)
Infant O'Hearn - Pueblo Chieftain - April 8, 1917 - Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph O'Hearn, died yesterday at the family residence 103 Block W. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the McCarthy Funeral Chapel. Interment was in Roselawn Cemetery.
Reed Ohlbrecht - Colorado Springs Gazette - June 5, 2005 - Springs Man Killed Near Pueblo - A 29-year-old Colorado Springs man was killed Saturday while riding his motorcycle south of Pueblo Motor Sports Park in Pueblo County. The man, whose name was not released, was jumping hills north of Pueblo Reservoir on a Honda motorcycle, according to a preliminary investigation by a Pueblo Parks officer and the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office. As the rider topped a hill, the motorcycle became airborne about 4 feet above ground and came down on the other side of the hill, landing on the front wheel, according to a statement issued by the Sheriff's Office. The driver lost control and hit the handlebars which caused chest trauma. The driver landed 116 feet on the downhill side, which had a vertical drop of 20 to 25 feet, according to the Sheriff's Office. Authorities were summoned at 4:27 p.m., but the rider, who was wearing a helmet and protective pants but no chest protection, died before the rescue helicopter arrived. Pueblo Sheriff's Sgt. Anthony Colletti said an autopsy will be performed. Although the driver's next of kin had been notified, Colletti refused to identify the man, saying the Coroner's Office would release his name when the autopsy is completed. Colorado Springs Gazette - June 6, 2005 - Authorities ID Man Killed in Crash - A Colorado Springs motorcyclist who died at the scene of a crash Saturday in Pueblo County has been identified as Reed Ohlbrecht. Ohlbrecht, 29, was jumping hills on a Honda motorcycle north of Pueblo Reservoir and south of Pueblo Motor Sports Park when he lost control and hit the handlebars with his chest before being thrown from the bike, the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office said. He was wearing a helmet and protective pants, but no chest protection, the Sheriff's Office said.
Ohman, C. F.
C. F. Ohman - Pueblo Chieftain – November 3, 1918 – Rufus Owens, son of Mrs. Owen J. Owens of Cripple Creek, died of influenza at sea on the way to France. C. F. Ohman died at Casper, Mrs. Roy Rolofson at Grand Junction, and Charles Boyd at Butte – all from Cripple Creek.
Ohse, Jean A.
Jean A. Ohse - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2009 - Jean A. Ohse, 81, passed away July 20, 2009. Survived by her son, Mark of Pueblo West; sister, Donna (Ed) Carter of Fenton, Mich.; cousins, Janice and Nola Pettus; nieces and nephews, Lori (Ed) and Steven Starnes, Patty (Gary) Queen, Craig (Diane) Carter, Sara, Jeremy and Kali Swartz; cousins, Herbert (Evelyn) and Merle Mansfield; and numerous friends. Preceded in death by her husband, John; and son, Larry. Jean enjoyed weekly Keno games, Airstream camping and traveling around the country and was an avid Broncos and Rockies fan. Member of First Church of the Nazarene. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Friday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Kari Okicich - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1939 - Kari Okicich services Rouch chapel Saturday at 10 a.m. to Roselawn.
Joseph O'Korn - Pueblo Chieftain – October 30, 1918 – Joseph O'Korn, age 37 years, passed away last evening at a local hospital following an attack of influenza. The deceased was a popular employee of the C. F. & I. Co., where he worked for several years. He resided at 1223 Bohemia Ave. The body is being cared for by the McCarthy Undertaking Co. and the funeral announcement will be made later. Pueblo Chieftain – November 1, 1918 – The body of Joseph Okorn is being cared for by the McCarthy Undertaking Co., and the funeral announcement will be made later.
Mary O'Korn - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 2014 - Mary O'Korn, 79, passed away April 18, 2014. Imperial Funeral Home looking for son, Rudolph O'Korn Jr. Please contact funeral home at 564-0920.
Oldaker, Beverly E.
Beverly E. Schneider Oldaker - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 2010 - Beverly E. Schneider Oldaker, 82, passed away Aug. 19, 2010, in Pueblo. Beverly is survived by her daughter, Cynthia (Chris); granddaughter, Chelsey; and her sister, Flora M. Lalich. At her request, cremation with no public service. Davis Mortuary - August 2010 - Beverly E. Schneider Oldaker, passed away August 19, 2010 in Pueblo, Colorado. Beverly was born September 28, 1927 in Pueblo to Gus and Clara Schneider. Beverly is survived by her daughter: Cynthia (Chris); granddaughter, Chelsey and her sister; Flora M. Lalich. At her request, cremation with no public services.
O'Leary, Daniel J.
Daniel J. O'Leary – Pueblo Chieftain – April 24, 1919 – Dies from Injuries – Daniel J. O'Leary, 42 years old, switchman for the Denver and Rio Grande, who was crushed between two strings of cars while switching in the local yards late Monday evening, died last night at 9:20, approximately 48 hours after the accident occurred. A wife and two children, Frances and Charles, survive him. Deceased had been a resident of Pueblo for 11 years. He was a member of the Knights and Ladies of Security, Knights of Columbus, and the local B. of R. T. The body is being held by the McCarthy Undertaking establishment pending funeral arrangements which will be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain – April 26, 1919 – The funeral of Daniel J. O'Leary will be held from the residence, 1014 E. 9th St. this morning at 8:30 and from St. Leander's Church at 9 o'clock. Interment in Roselawn in charge of McCarthy. Pueblo Chieftain – April 27, 1919 – O'Leary Funeral – Daniel J. O'Leary died at a local hospital April 23 from accident caused by being caught and crushed between two cars on the D. & R. G. Railroad for which company he had worked for some years. Mr. O'Leary was born in Iowa 42 years ago, and had lived in Pueblo 11 years, and was esteemed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife and two children, Frances and Charles, and the following relatives: his father, age 95, and mother, 89 years of age, were unable to come to the funeral. Sisters and brothers, Mrs. Charles Stephenson, Bennett, Colo., Jerry O'Leary, Council Bluffs, Iowa, John O'Leary, Dennis O'Leary, Bridget O'Leary, Mrs. Mary Johnson, Mrs. Katherine Haskins, all of Council Bluffs, Iowa. Timothy O'Leary, Waterloo, Iowa, Michael O'Leary, Omaha, Nebraska, Mrs. Ellen Wilson, Chicago, Ill., Mrs. D. J. Maxwell, Westside, Iowa, Mrs. Bert Mitchell, Vail, Iowa, Miss Crissy Connor, Denver, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Connor, Pueblo, Mr. and Mrs. V. J. Coulayre, Pueblo, attorney W. H. Andrew, uncle, Denver. Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 1919 - The funeral of Daniel J. O'Leary was held yesterday at 8:30 from the residence and at 9 o'clock from St. Leander's Church. Rev. Father Walter said mass for the dead. The pall and flower bearers were members of B. of R. T. No. 2, and were W. J. Bates, J. E. Frawley, H. P. Maples, S. B. McCafferty, R. R. Davidson, and A. Callender, William Welsh, and Ed Connell. Interment in Roselawn Cemetery in charge of McCarthy.
O'Leary, Marc E.
Marc E. O'Leary - Pueblo Chieftain - May 6, 2011 - Marc E. O'Leary, 86, passed away May 2, 2011, in Pueblo, after an extended illness. He was born Aug. 3, 1924, in Herndon, Kan., to Elizabeth A. (neé Green) and James J. O'Leary. Marc was their third child born after Linus James and Robert Duane. Following Marc, were Truedence Elizabeth “Trudy” and Milton Patrick “Pat,” all who preceded him in death. Also preceded in death by longtime friend, Kathryn Pisciotta. Survived by friends, Les Frey, Lew and Nancy Core; caregivers, Peggy Sandoval, Jean Delmonico, Gaylon Bridges, Julie Smith and Breylene Atchley. Marc served in the U.S. Army during WWII and retired from CF&I. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m., Monday, May 9, 2011, Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave., with the Rev. Father Liam Courtney as celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Timothy O'Leary - Pueblo Indicator - May 14, 1932 - Timothy O'Leary Died - Timothy O'Leary. Pueblo old timer, and for many years a special detective for the Santa Fe railroad, passed away May 7. The remains were brought to this city for interment. O'Leary was noted for his efficient detective work and had a host of friends here who admired him for his honesty and faithfulness in whatever he undertook.
Swanson Oleen - Pueblo Indicator - April 18, 1914 - Striking Miner Shot - La Veta - Swanson Oleen, a striking miner, was shot fatally by Everett Lively, a mine owner's detective, in Pete Lage's saloon here.
Craig D. Olesen - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 2013 - Craig D. Olesen, 56, of Rocky Ford, passed away on July 8, 2013, in Colorado Springs. He was born on Aug. 25, 1956, in Limon, Colo., to John G. and Wilma D. (Butler) Olesen. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn, of the Rocky Ford home; daughters, Nunzy (Tom) Koperski of Farwell, Neb., Wilma Renae (Ryan) Lewandowski of Dannebrog, Neb.; son, Nicholas (Kelly) Olesen of Grand Island, Neb.; five grandchildren, five stepchildren and nine step-grandchildren; brothers, John (Debbie) Olesen of Limon and Randy Olesen of Colorado Springs.
Felix Olgin – Pueblo Chieftain – March 2, 1918 – Cruel Crime – Investigation shows that Felix Olgin, whose body was found in an abandoned shaft near Trinidad, was murdered. He had been shot in the head and neck. No motive is known. Olgin's wife had died two weeks ago, leaving five children. Two Sicilians are under arrest on suspicion.
James Olguin - Albuquerque Journal - July 4, 2012 - James Olguin, age 81, was born in Walsenburg, CO; a resident of Albuquerque went to be with our Lord and Savior in the late evening of Thursday, June 28, 2012. He is survived by children, Anthony Rivera and wife Tami, Richard Olguin, Patrick Olguin and wife Maryann, Helen Smith and husband Paul, David Olguin, John Olguin, Joseph Olguin, Elizabeth Olguin, Anna Fajardo and husband Richard, Susan Burd and husband Richard, Mary Lorang and husband John Walton. Mr. Olguin is survived by his brother Ruben Padilla. He is also survived by grandchildren, Dustin Smith, Nicole Olguin, Alicia Fajardo, Solomon Lorang, Natasha Olguin, Michael Rivera, Joshua Olguin-Greene, Anthony Burd and Alex Burd. Those who preceded him in death include: his wife Ruby; his father, James Read; his grandfather who helped raise him - Jesus Olguin; his mother Josephina Padilla; his step-father Leandro Padilla; his brothers, Claude, Louis, Bernie; his sisters, Lucy, Maida, Mary. Dad's passion (and mom's too in her life) was first and foremost, to serve the Lord - both in preaching to whom-ever listened, and distributing Bibles. Dad served our country, first in the US Air Force n in the Marines (both Active (Korean War) and Reserves). While in the Korean War-era, in his stubbornness, he turned-down field commissions for 2nd lieutenant and Warrant Officer. Dad was in the car business for close to 40 years, and while still serving in the Marine Reserves, Dad owned, operated two consecutive car businesses in Santa Fe (1950's - early 60's). Dad and mom eventually brought the family to Albuquerque (late 60's) where dad continued his career at auto dealerships in town. In dad's latter years, he mellowed very much...his grandchildren brought much joy to his life. Mom's passing on April 6, 2012 brought a sincere and profound realization of just how much she was indeed cornerstone of the family. We would like to give a special Thank You to the staff of Vista Care Hospice for their wonderful and specialized care for our dad. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at French, 9300 Golf Course Rd NW. Interment will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM. Friends may visit one hour before the service.
Olguin, Lillie G.
Lillie G. Olguin - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 2009 - Lillie G. Olguin, 86, passed away Jan. 17, 2009. Born on May 19, 1922, in Walsenburg, Colo. She lived the majority of her life in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by her parents, Lazaro and Margaret Garza; husband, Ben Olguin; siblings, Clara Balles, Ann Trujillo, Larry and Joe Garza; and her beloved daughter, Susan Diaz. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving children, Bobby Olguin, Jack (Joyce) Olguin, Nancy Olguin (Ramirez); granddaughter, Margaret Serna, whom she raised; sisters, Linda (Nash) Romero, and Bernice Gettler; her grandchildren (whom she loved dearly): nine grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandsons; also numerous relatives and friends. Lillie loved going to church on Sundays; social gatherings with her sisters and cousins; visiting with her close friend, Lupe Lawrence; and going out to eat. Visitation, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Jan. 21, 2009, Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery.
Olguin, Louis A. Jr.
Louis A. Olguin Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 6, 2009 - Louis A. Olguin Jr., 66, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 3, 2009. Preceded in death by parents, Louis and Alice Olguin. Survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Barbara Olguin; children, Anthony R. Olguin, Kathleen Olguin and Danny L. Olguin; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; siblings, David (Fannie) Olguin, Elaine (Art) Madril, Liz (Orlando) Pineda; and numerous nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. Anthony was a proud father and husband. He loved spending time taking all of his family hunting, fishing, camping, and boating. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, and funeral service, 3 p.m. Friday, both at Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.
Olguin, Manuel Richard
Manuel Richard Olguin - Trinidad Times Independent - January 28, 2010 - Manuel Richard Olguin, 68, passed away at home on Jan. 26, 2010, after a lengthy illness. He was born to Manuel and Maria Olguin on Feb. 7, 1941, in Augusta, Colo. He attended Aguilar High School and supported the sports programs by attending all home games with his father and several home games with family when in good health. His main love of sports was the Denver Broncos. He looked forward to and watched every game they played. He enjoyed giving us play by play updates if we missed a play. Richard was extremely compassionate and felt very strongly about his family. He looked forward to family get-togethers and was always at a loss for words when it was time to say good-bye. Some of Richard's hobbies included cooking, playing Chinese checkers and cards with his niece Jasmine and nephews, Rico and Carlos. A man of faith, Richard was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Preceding him in death are parents, Manuel and Maria Olguin; brother, Adam Olguin; sisters, Virginia Olguin-Cope, Mary Gallardo and Marcy Gooden. Also Uncle Felix and Aunt Mary Reveterano. Survivors are brothers, Rudy (Theresa) Holguin, Calif.; Eddie Olguin, Dino Olguin, Joe Olguin, Aguilar; Gilbert Olguin, Denver and brother-in-law, Danny (Yvonne) Cope, California; nephews and nieces, Bob Gallardo, Pueblo; Jesse (Lynn) Gallardo, Pueblo; Betty Gallardo, Jessie Gallardo, Kay (Brian) Nyquist, Rudy John (Julie) Holguin, Frank (Cheri) Holguin, Alfred (Conchita) Valdez, all of California; Flora (Larry) Grover, Nebraska; Manuel Valdez, Vera Valdez, Sandra Moreno, Yolanda (Daniel) Moreno-Gallegos, Tony (Rodrigo) Cope-Santillano, all of California; Jim (Melinda) Olguin, Trinidad; Dina (Luis) Gamboa, Trinidad; Barbara Olguin, Denver; Gilbert, Jr. Olguin, Pueblo; Debbie (Phil) Olguin, La.; Adam Olguin, Denver. He is also survived by numerous great nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and special friend, Dolly Kiefer. Funeral was Feb. 3, 2010, at St. Anthony's Church, Aguilar, with Fr. Phil Coury as celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery. Active Pallbearers were Gilbert Olguin, Jr., Jim Olguin, Jr., Luis Gamboa, Adam Olguin, Rico Olguin and Bob Cruz. Honorary Pallbearers were Bob Romero, Bob Gallardo, John Kiefer, Archie Vigil and Charlie Avila. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Paris Olguin - Pueblo Chieftain - January 28, 2009 - Paris Olguin, 38, passed away Jan. 24, 2009, after a long battle with cancer. Survived by his wife, Tiffany Olguin of the family home in Pueblo West; mother, Bernadette Olguin; mother-in-law, Pamela (James) Bower; father and mother-in-law, Jack and Debbie Skelton; siblings, Candace Olguin, Tony (Cindy) Olguin and Crystal (Alcario) Granados; brothers-in-law, Chad Skelton and Shane (Amber) Nevins; sisters-in-law, Mollie and Mandie Skelton; grandparents, Genny Holtzon and Ken and Alice Bower; numerous aunties, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by his father, Clem Olguin. Paris was born Dec. 30, 1970, in Pueblo. He owned and operated a construction company. He was a gifted craftsman who could fix anything. Paris played coed hockey and was involved with the Pueblo Youth Hockey. He was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge in Pueblo West. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Ave., with Pastor Paul Aragon and Pastor Darron Wilson officiating. "Immortality" I believe in the immortality of the soul because I have within me immortal longings. Helen Keller
Patricia Gallegos Olguin - Denver Post - December 2, 2009 - Patricia Gallegos Olguin, 65, of Evans, Colorado, formerly of Denver, died on Friday, November 27, 2009 at her home. She was born on March 17, 1944 in Trinidad, Colorado to Ermenijildo and Francisca (Barela) Gallegos. Patricia married Felix F. Olguin on April 30, 1960 in Trinidad, Colorado. They lived in Albuquerque, NM from 1990 until July of 2008, when they moved to Evans. Survivors include her husband, Felix Olguin; 3 sons, Steve Olguin and his wife Elizabeth, Timothy Olguin and Don Olguin and 3 grandchildren, Emily, Alec and Elle Olguin. Visitation will be held at the Moser Funeral Service Chapel, 3501 S. 11th Avenue in Evans from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, with the Celebration of her life and the Recitation of the Rosary following at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 3rd at St. Cajetan's Catholic Church, 299 S. Raleigh Street in Denver. Interment will follow at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area "A". An online obituary and guest book are at Published in Denver Post on December 2, 2009 print
Olguin, Pete R.
Pete R. Olguin - Pueblo Chieftain - June 8, 2014 - Pete R. Olguin, 73, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on June 4, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Benny Algien and Mary Marine. Pete is survived by his children, Darin Olguin and Joey Trujillo; grandchildren, Daerin and Amara Olguin; siblings, David (Mary) Algien, Agnes Walker, Robert (Pat) Chavez, Anna and Rose Chavez; niece, Vanessa Vasquez; and numerous other nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.
Theodora Olguin - Pueblo Chieftain - January 4, 2009 - Theodora Olguin, 83, passed away on Dec. 30, 2008. She was born on Dec. 25, 1925, in Adelou, Texas, to the union of Sabino and Pablita (Padilla) Montoya, who both preceded her in death; along with her husband, Albert Olguin; her children, Charles and Linda; siblings, Robert and Lucille; also grandson, Kenny Espinoza. She enjoyed bingo, going to Black Hawk and being with her family, who famously called her "Our Precious Gold, 007, CIA, and FBI." Theodora is survived by her children, Toni, Ted, Mary Bernice, Angelo, Yvonne, Paulette, Vivian, Lucille, Teddie, Jimmy and Friday; daughter-in-law, Lois Ramon; siblings, Daniel, Molly, Marie and Sabino; 37 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends to include special companion, Arthur Chavez. Visitation, 1 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Burial, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colo.
Fred Olin - Pueblo Indicator - July 4, 1914 - Death Of A Bright Young Man - The death of young Fred Olin last Sunday cast a gloom over the neighborhood of West Abriendo avenue where he lived. He was a splendid boy in every sense of the word and seemed to be endowed by nature with rare qualities, physically and intellectually. He was only nineteen years of age and measured six feet two inches. He graduated from the high school here and was a freshman at the Boulder University. He was home on vacation when he was taken sick and had to undergo an operation for appendicitis. Everything that medical skill could do was done for him but he never rallied from the shock. He died Sunday at St. Mary's hospital. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon from the residence of his parents, 503 West Abriendo avenue. Rev. J. Arthur Jeffers, pastor of the First Congregational church, officiating.
Olin, Fred E.
Fred E. Olin - Pueblo Indicator - January 23, 1937 - Another Old-Timer Dies - Fred E. Olin, 75, died suddenly at his home, 1901 Lake avenue last Tuesday, January 19. He came to Pueblo in 1884 and resided here constantly ever since. He was well known in business and political circles. For years he conducted a grocery store on West Abriendo avenue, and served as city commissioner several terms.
Oliva, Angel III
Angel Oliva III - Pueblo Chieftain - August 2, 2011 - Angel Oliva III, 23, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on July 28, 2011. Beloved son of Stacy Marquez, Tom Fierro and Angel (Irma) Oliva Jr.; siblings, Yorasia (Gabe) Martinez, Brittney (Colton) Kent, Cassie, Luis, Gabriela, Viridiana and Mayleen Oliva; grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. At Angel's request, wear black and red attire. Viewing, 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, with funeral service to follow at 11 a.m., Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow at his request. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Donations may be made to Pueblo Horizons Federal Credit Union, 1825 Hood Ave., in care of Angel Oliva to help with funeral expenses.
Oliva, David George
David George Oliva - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 2013 - David George Oliva. Born Feb. 18, 1953, passed away suddenly due to health issues on Sept. 8, 2013. Born to the union of parents, Macario and Susie Oliva, now deceased. David was the third child of six. Preceded in passing by his son, David Mykel; nephew, Jason; and brothers, Cass and Butch. David leaves behind the mother of his children, Amy; daughter, Baily Raincloud; sons, Collan, Brian and Cain; granddaughter, Haley; very special friend, Jolene Borello; sisters, Debra (Martin) Castillo and Karen (Doug) Conry; brothers, Ed (Laura), Mark (Ruth) and Jesse; also extended family and numerous friends. Cremation has taken place according to David's wishes. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.
Oliva, Macario Casimiro
Macario Casimiro "Cass" Oliva - Pueblo Chieftain -January 21, 2011 - Macario Casimiro "Cass" Oliva, 64, passed away Jan. 15, 2011. A lifetime Puebloan, he was born July 28, 1946, to the union of Macario and Susie R. Oliva, who both preceded him in death; along with his grandparents, Tedorita Valdez and Casimiro Valdez; Simona Oliva and Jesus Oliva; aunt, Ernestine Valdez; uncle, Tom Valdez; nephews, Jason Oliva and David Mykel Oliva. Cass was an East High School graduate; he was active in varsity football, basketball and track. He served his beloved country as a medical corpsman in the U.S. Navy and was a Vietnam veteran. Cass received an associate degree at PCC in welding. His favorite job was as a bodyguard for Johnny Paycheck (“Take This Job and Shove It.”) It was during these years that he met and hung around with Nashville greats, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Crystal Gayle, Loretta Lynn and Johnny Rodriguez. Cass was given the moniker, “Mr. Cass,” when around these greats and other entertainers within the country music “Outlaw” genre, and was known by others as “Uncle Cass.” Cass was a coach/ player with the Pueblo Bikers' United and played in several Toy Bowls. He also was active with the “Green Machine” flag football team from Pueblo. Cass is survived by his son, Brandon Oliva; former wife, Sandra Oliva; siblings, David (Amy) Oliva, Karen (Doug) Conry, Debra (Martin) Castillo, Mark (Ruth) Oliva and Jesse Oliva; nephews and nieces, Dawn Crystal, Dax, Gabriel, Douglas, Angles, Sara Jean, Santino, LuCass, Dominica, Niqui, Julian, Holly Rose, Baily Raincloud, Danielle; and numerous uncles, aunts, and other relatives, to include special friends, Clemente, Albino, Annette and Duke. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Father Huber as celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.
Concepcion “Conchie” Granillo Olivas - Pueblo Chieftain – November 14, 2013 - Concepcion “Conchie” Granillo Olivas, 70, born Dec. 8, 1942, went to be with the Lord after a brief illness on Nov. 9, 2013. Concepcion "Conchie" Granillo Olivas She was preceded in death by her parents, Santos and Margaret Granillo; siblings, Joe Granillo, Mary Arellano, Juan Rueda, Gloria Chavez, Alvera “Vito” Ayala, Santos “Saints” Granillo and Juanita “Jenny” Marquez. Conchie is survived by her husband, Laurencio Olivas; daughter, Sante (Frank) Alvarez; grandchildren, Frankie, Crystal, Christopher, Andrew, Alex and Elias; siblings, Jose Gavino “Gabby” Granillo, Consuelo “Connie” Lerma, Maria Loya, Trinidad “Trini” Rivera, Margaret “Margie” Estrada, Albert Granillo, Lorenzo (Lawrence) Granillo and Maria Teresa Villarreal. A viewing will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at Imperial Funeral Home, with rosary to follow at 7 p.m. at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial.
Olivas, Eugene M. Sr.
Eugene “Geno” M. Olivas Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 7, 2012 - Eugene “Geno” M. Olivas Sr., went to be with the Lord on June 2, 2012. He was preceded in death by his son, Leroy Olivas; grandson, Jose Badial-Olivas; and brothers, Donald Martinez, Danny Medina and James Medina. Survived by his loving mother, Rose Martinez; children, Victor (Geri) Olivas, Wedo (Evelyn Duvall) Olivas, Anthony (David Martinez) Olivas, Nicole (Tom) Gallegos, JoLynn (John Galvan) Olivas and Matthew Olivas; siblings, Mable Medina, Nancy Valdez, Steve (Connie) Medina, Earl (Brenda) Anaya and Tomasita (Jose) Martinez; mother of his children, Victoria Olivas; longtime girlfriend, Doris Espinoza; numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren, extended family and friends; and his special granddaughter, Erica Olivas. Geno loved fishing, camping, watching his Denver Broncos and spending time with his family. Geno will be greatly missed by many. Viewing, 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Rosary service, 6 p.m. and funeral Mass, 10 a.m., Mount Carmel Church. Cremation to follow. Family and friends will be received at Mount Carmel Hall following both services. The family requests you wear your Broncos attire.
James Larkin Olivas - Pueblo Chieftain - January 1, 2014 - James Larkin Olivas, departed this life peacefully on Dec. 29, 2013, with close family and friends at his side. He was born in Pueblo on Nov. 27, 1946, to Tony and Rose Olivas. Jim was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Vietnam War. He worked at the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant in Boulder before his retirement. Jim was preceded in death by his father, Tony; nephew, Roman Nava; father-in-law, Walter Eddy, Sr.; mother-in-law, Nancy Eddy; and his brother-in-law, Walter Eddy, Jr. Jim is survived by his wife, Erni, with whom he celebrated 45 years of marriage in 2013; his sons, James Larkin (Erin), Joshua, Jonathan and Caleb; his mother, Rose; brothers, Del (Joyce) and John (Toni); sisters, Aggie (Robert) Nava, Sharon (Randy Vialpando) Gabaldon and Debbie (George) Alfaro; brother-in-law, Carl; sisters-in-law, Frances, Esther, Betty and Weona; as well as numerous other relatives. Viewing will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, at the Sacred Heart Church, 210 Highway 50 East in Avondale, followed by the funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Cremation will follow. A reception will be held in the church hall at the conclusion of the funeral.
Jess "Chuey" Olivas - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 2010 - Jess "Chuey" Olivas, 79, passed away May 13, 2010. Survived by his daughters, Hilda Olivas and Roseann Olivas; grandchildren, Joshua (Rachel) Anaya, Sarah (Mike) Martinez, Nick Olivas, Diana Anaya, Melanie Olivas and Jay Olivas; great-grandchildren, Isabel, Isaac and Cassandra Anaya, Cain, Marissa and Mariah Olivas and Matthew Martinez; nieces and nephews, Isabel Martinez, Sonny Beruman, Patty Macaluso, Josephine Navarro, Steve Hijar, Margaret Gribble and Mary Rose Cleo; and friends, Tony Pacheco, Randy McKim, David Anaya and Jan Gilmore. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Carolina Olivas; daughter, Jessica; parents, Juan and Rosie (Contreras) Olivas; siblings, Phillis Baker, Ross Olivas, Carmen Hijar, Irene Sisneros, and Tony Olivas. Jess was born Nov. 15, 1930, in Walsenburg. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and was a longtime government employee. He loved his music, trains, and fill-in word puzzles. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, 2010, St. Leander Parish, Sixth Street and Monument Avenue, with the Rev. Fr. Tony Wojcinski as celebrant. Memorials may be made to Pueblo Animal Welfare through the funeral home.
Phyllis "Joann" Olivas - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 2014 - Phyllis “Joann” Olivas, 61, born May 2, 1952, in Pueblo, Colo., went to be with the Lord on Feb. 14, 2014. She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. Joann is survived by her son, Estevan (Missy) Olivas; grandchildren, Estevan Jr. (Jessica), Luis, Evanna, Melena; great-granddaughter, Ciara; three sisters; three brothers; as well as numerous other family members and friends. She also is survived by her best friend, Bernice “B.” At her request, cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements by Imperial.
Tony Olivas - Pueblo Chieftain - September 3, 2009 - Tony Olivas, 86, born Jan. 16, 1923; went to the Lord, Aug. 29, 2009, after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Melina (Armijo) Olivas; seven brothers; five sisters; and a grandson, Roman Nava. Survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Mary Rose (Rael) Olivas; children, James (Erni) Olivas, Del (Joyce) Olivas, John (Toni) Olivas, Aggie (Robert) Nava, Sharon Gabaldon and Debbie (George) Alfaro; son-in-law, Ramon Gabaldon; sisters, Myrtle Montoya and Marie Quintana. Tony had 15 loving grandchildren: James (Erin) Larkin, Joshua Olivas, Caleb Olivas, Jonathan (Sarah) Olivas, Brian (Jenn) Olivas, Christie (Talby) Velasco, Anthony (Lorrie) Olivas, Damian (Laura) Olivas, Desiree (Amador) Rodriguez, Roman Nava, Preston (Samantha) Nava, Antoinette (Chris) Newcomer, Tammi (Jose) Alanis, Jessica Alfaro and Steven (Amanda Verdin) Alfaro; 24 great-grandchildren; brothers- and sisters-in-law; special in-laws, Ernie and Connie Rael; godson, Tom Rael; numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Tony was a World War II veteran and worked 36 years with the Pueblo Ordnance Depot. Upon retirement, he spent most of his time with family. He was very proud of his service to his country in World War II. He served in North Africa and Europe, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. He leaves behind what he loved most, his family. Tony was hard-working, responsible and he was a very kind and gentle person. Family can be reached at home in Avondale. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today, Sacred Heart Church, Avondale. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.
Olivas-Badial, Jose Antonio
Jose Antonio Olivas-Badial - Pueblo Chieftain - February 2, 2009 - Jose Antonio Olivas-Badial, 25, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 29, 2009. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Jose "Chon" Badial; and godmother, Donna Gonzalez. Jose is survived by his children, Nevaeh, Josiah and Unitise; the mother of his children, Angelina; parents, Anthony Olivas, David Martinez and Monica Badial; his sister, Corrina; brothers, Jared and Ramon Smart; nephew, Louie; grandfather, Geno (Doris) Olivas; grandmothers, Vikki (Chuck) Olivas and Dolores Lola Badial; godfather, Robert "Wedo"; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Jose will be missed for his great sense of humor and unforgettable laugh. He enjoyed being the flashy, stylish dresser who was always the "life of the party." Jose was devoted to his family, he enjoyed spending time fishing and camping with his grandfather and family. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, with rosary to follow at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.
Olivas-Gallegos, Nancy Jean
Nancy Jean Olivas-Gallegos - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2010 - Nancy Jean Olivas-Gallegos, 50, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 17, 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe “Harry” and Lala Olivas; and brother, Richard Olivas. Nancy is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Michael Dean Gallegos; children, Jason Anthony Gallegos and Michelle Renee Gallegos; grandchildren, Malina and Jason Jr.; brothers, Joseph (Kathy) and Anthony Olivas; parents-in-law, Anna and Lou Salas; brother-in-law, Matthew; and numerous nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. Nancy worked for the City of Pueblo for 25 years; the last 18 years were spent as senior clerk for the Pueblo City Fire Department. At her request, cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following the service.
Oliver, David Glen
David Glen Oliver - Pueblo Chieftain - January 31, 2010 - David Glen Oliver, 34, passed away on Jan. 26, 2010. Born and raised in Pueblo, Colo. A graduate of USC Pueblo. David was born Sept. 12, 1975. He is survived by his wife, Erica; daughter, Ravan; son, Sarrick; mother, Edna; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends. He was an amazing father and husband, a loving son and a talented artist. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.
Oliver, Doris Aileen
Doris Aileen Bundy Oliver - Pueblo Chieftain - December 3, 2010 - Doris Aileen Bundy Oliver was born Nov. 8, 1904, in Trenton, Neb., the daughter of Marion C. and Susie Bundy. She was called from this life on Nov. 26, 2010, in Pueblo, Colo., at the age of 106. Mrs. Oliver grew up and received her early education in Trenton, Neb. After high school, she enrolled in the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. It was there that she met Thomas E. Oliver, whom she married on Sept. 10, 1924, in Trenton, Neb. Mr. Oliver preceded her in death on Sept. 15, 1975. After their marriage, the Olivers spent about a year in Neosho, Mo., after which they farmed. They farmed first on the Bundy farm at Trenton and then for about 38 years they owned and operated the farm at Bland, Mo. For the past 34 years, Mrs. Oliver had lived in Pueblo, Colo., to be near her two daughters. Mrs. Oliver was a devoted mother and grandmother to all of her family. She was conscientious about the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of all of her family. She was a very committed Christian. The last several years she was a member of the Northside Christian Church in Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Aileen Warfield; a son, Dale Oliver; and one grandson. Her survivors include two children, James M. (Mary Lou) Oliver Sr. of Roseville, Ill., and Ruth Ann (Ernest) Gallegos of Pueblo; and a son-in-law, Ray Warfield. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Interment has taken place in Owensville, Mo. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, in the George McCarthy Historic Chapel, 400 Broadway. Memorials may be made to the Owensville Christian Church or to the Villa Pueblo Foundation Employee Assistance Fund.
Oliver, E. A.
E. A. Oliver - Denver Evening Post - July 16, 1897 - Swing Around the Circle - Rev. E. A. Oliver, pastor of the Church of the Ascension, died at Pueblo yesterday.
Joyce Oliver - Trinidad Times Independent - August 4, 2006 - Joyce Oliver, 64, died July 31, 2006, in Walsenburg. She was born August 25, 1941, in Lafayette, Ind., to Reed and Eva (Welch) Gushwa. She married Anthony David Oliver in 1960 in Kansas City, Mo. She and her husband moved to the Walsenburg area three years ago. They first visited the area on their honeymoon and decided at that time they would retire there. They lived in Arizona, Colorado and other areas throughout the country during her and her husband's careers. She started as a journeyman clerk for Albertson's Grocery Store and later became an electrical engineer. She loved to garden and did arts and crafts, especially working with driftwood. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband Anthony, Walsenburg; sons James (Jo-Allyson) Oliver, Red Lion, PA; Doug (Marissa) Oliver, Redford, Mich.; Thomas Oliver, Lakewood; daughter Cheryl-yn (Kelly) Oliver, Boone; brother Paul (Rosella) Gushwa, Eugene, Orel; Ruth (Charles) Shulties, Monticello, Idaho; grandchildren Dylan Oliver, Amanda, Elizabeth, and Daniel Oliver. Visitation was August 3 at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Friday, August 4 at 10 a.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery.
Oliver, Keith Aylais
Keith Aylais Oliver - Pueblo Chieftain - December 4, 2009 - Keith Aylais Oliver, age 49, of Englewood, Colo., passed away Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009. He was born on Oct. 11, 1960, in Toledo, Ohio, to the union of Aylais Clay and Marjorie Bankhead Oliver. His parents moved to Pueblo, Colo., when Keith was only eight months old. Keith graduated from Pueblo South High School and the Colorado Institute of Art. Keith served four years in the United States Air Force. He was a professional artist who loved painting from a very early age. He is survived by his parents, Aylais C. and Marjorie B. Oliver; his twin brother, Kyle Clay Oliver; a host of uncles, aunts, cousins; and a special friend, Stephanie Padilla. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, Israelite COGIC, 123 Security Blvd., Colorado Springs, Colo.
Oliver, Shirley R.
Shirley R. Oliver - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 2014 - Shirley R. Oliver passed away on Jan. 2, 2014, in Plano, Texas. She was preceded in death by her brother, Milton Fishencord. She is survived by son, John W. Oliver; daughter, Susan Yowell; daughter, Sheryl Santine; and four grandchildren. She loved her family and will be greatly missed by them.
Victoria Oliver - Pueblo Chieftain - October 9, 2011 - Victoria Oliver, 80, passed away Oct. 6, 2011. She is survived by several half-brothers and sisters. Victoria worked as an office clerk for several different companies, including an insurance company in Pueblo. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Monday, B'Nai Jacob Cemetery.
Fred Olivo - Trinidad Times Independent - June 20, 2013 - Fred Olivo, Mine foreman, bus driver - Fred Olivo, loving husband, Daddy, and Pompo, went to be with our Lord, Saturday, June 15, 2013. He was 86. Fred was born in Delagua Juan and Manuela Olivo Feb. 21, 1927. On January 25, 1947, he was united in marriage to Mercedes Martinez at Holy Trinity Church in Trinidad Colorado. They were together for 65 years. Fred was employed by the Allen Mine for 38 years as a miner and later became a foreman. He also served as secretary for the UMWA Local 9856. After retiring from the mine he worked for Sawaya Wholesale for 12 years. Fred also worked for Trinidad Head Start for 15 years as a bus driver, where he was better known as "Mr. Fred". After working for 65 years, Fred decided to stay home and catch up with his honey dos, but that didn't last long; Fred took on a job with Trinidad School District #1, once again as a driver, for 2 years. Fred was a die-hard Bronco fan unless they lost a game. He also liked to kid around with the girls at First National Bank and also with the guys at Pioneer Motor. Every morning after parking his bus he enjoyed having a cup of coffee with his buddies. Preceding him in death are parents Juan and Manuela Olivo, his wife of 65 years Mercedes, brothers Henry (Gordo) Olivo, Charlie Palomino, sisters Louise Cometto, Nettie Pacheco. He is survived by his three daughters Barbara (Virgil) Micek, Joan (David) Jimenez and Bernadine Barela. Eight grandchildren, Valerie, Shanna, Matthew, Vincent, Nikki, Adam, Troy and Tracy, 11 great grandchildren, brother Arthur Olivo and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation will be Monday, June 24 from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be Monday, June 24, at 7 p.m. at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, June 25, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Internment will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are grandchildren, Matthew Jimenez, Vincent Jimenez, Adam Barela, Troy Micek, Tracy Barela, Shanna Demcuk, Valerie Chevalier, and Nikki Galindo. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.
Olivo, John Henry
John Henry “Hendog” Olivo - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2011 - John Henry “Hendog” Olivo, 55, went to be with the Lord on April 15, 2011. Preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Carmelita; and brother, James; Henry is survived by his sisters, Theresa (Anthony) Ortiz and Rachel (Arnold) Dominguez; numerous family and friends. Memorial service, Lake Avenue Baptist Church at 10 a.m., on Thursday, April 21, 2011.
Olivo, Mercedes C.
Mercedes C. Olivo - Trinidad Times Independent - November 1, 2012 - Mercedes C. Olivo, 84, passed away Oct. 30, 2012, at the Trinidad Inn Nursing Home. Visitation will be Monday from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Chapel. Rosary will be Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at 7 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Complete obit to follow. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.
Olmstead, Phyllis Joan
Phyllis Joan Olmstead - Pueblo Chieftain - February 4, 2011 - Phyllis Joan Olmstead, 81, born April 27, 1929, passed away Feb. 1, 2011. Preceded in death by husband, Edward Lee Olmstead; and granddaughter, Brenda Marie Sloan. Survived by her children, Steven Olmstead, Vicki Haun, and David Olmstead; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Private family interment has taken place.
Olonia, Francisquita T.
Francisquita T. Olonia - Taos News - November 28, 1968 - Francisquita T. Olonia age 74 of Ranchos de Taos, NM. died in Pueblo, Colorado, Nov 16, 1968. She is survived by her sons Mike, Flavio, Frank, Joe, and Manuel Olonia. Daughters Mrs. Eligio Trujillo, Mrs. Abencio Trujillo, and Mrs. Corine Copas; Sister Mrs. Estevan Medina; Brother Tranquilino Trujillo. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Olonia, Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen Olonia - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 2013 - Mary Ellen Olonia, 66, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on June 28, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Patricio and Elena Cordova; and numerous siblings. Mary Ellen is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Tito Olonia; children, James (Nicole), Valerie (Mike), David (Lena) and Anna (George); grandchildren, Manuel, Breanna, Megan, Jace, Emily, Morgan, Samantha, Lily and Jacob; numerous siblings, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Rosary, 6 p.m., Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Friends and family will be received at the church hall following interment.
John Olsafsky - The Walsenburg World - May 28, 1914 - John Olsafsky, of Pictou, died at St. Mary's Hospital, Pueblo, last Thursday evening, May 21, at the age of 50 years. The funeral was held from the Catholic Church in this city Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. Interment in the Catholic Cemetery - Card of Thanks - We desire to express our thanks to and appreciation of the many friends who came to us with sympathy and help at the time of the funeral of our husband and father, and also to give thanks for the many floral offerings. Mrs. John Olsafsky and Family.
Alberta Olsen - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 2009 - Alberta Olsen, 85, died Aug. 8, 2009. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.
Olsen, John Karl
John Karl Olsen - Hernando Today - January 6, 2007 - John Karl Olsen, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, at Spring Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Everett, Mass., and moved to this area 26 years ago from Redding, Mass. Mr. Olsen was a Chief of Inspections for the Department of Public Safety in Massachusetts, past Master of Palestine Lodge, Everett, past High Priest of The Royal Arch Chapter, past District Deputy Grand High Priest of the Royal Arch Chapter, past Dad Advisor of Everett DeMolay, past patron of Glendale Chapter of Eastern Star and Spring Hill Chapter of Eastern Star, and a member of Aleppo Shrine Temple Engineers Blue Room Club of Boston and Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife, Cleo; two sons, John of Orlando and William of Plymouth, Mass.; a daughter, Margaret O. Welch of Leesburg; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.
Martin Olsen - Pueblo Chieftain - May 5, 1918 - Martin Olsen, age 36 years, died at his home in this city after a very brief illness. The body is at McMinn's Undertaking Parlors awaiting instructions from his relatives in Denver. Pueblo Chieftain - May 6, 1918 - The funeral of Martin Olsen will be held this morning at 10 a.m. from the McMinn Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain – May 7, 1918 – The funeral of Martin Olsen was held yesterday morning at 9:30 a.m. from the McMinn Funeral Chapel. Interment was in Roselawn.
Carl Olson – Pueblo Chieftain – September 11, 1917 – Carl Olson, age 38 years, died at a local hospital. The body is at the Whiton Mortuary and the funeral will be announced later.
Daniel "Oley" Olson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2009 - Daniel "Oley" Olson, born on March 2, 1928, passed away on Feb. 19, 2009. Preceded in death by his ex-wife, Frances. Survived by his children, Linda Steve Browning, Judi Wylie Johnson, Daniel Jr., Ron Gloria, Don Debbie, Snowie Richard Buehler and Frank Karen; 17 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; also Sue, Steve Olson and Joyce Thom Rivera; numerous nieces, nephews and other family. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, Fountain Creek Church, 540 Alma Ave., officiated by Pastor Monty Mora.
Doris “Skip” Olson - Holt Family Funeral Home - August 23, 2012 - Doris “Skip” Olson, 69, died August 16, 2012 at St. Thomas Moore Hospital. Skip was born on July 17, 1943, in Canon City to parents Lester and Gertrude Swisher. She graduated from Canon City High School in 1961. Skip married Bill Price and they had three children prior to divorcing. On April 1, 1977, she married Robert Olson of Florence. A few short years later Skip began a successful 20-year run as an independent business owner. Many in the community will remember Skip as the owner of Video USA and Skip's Parcel. After retiring, Skip remained an active member of the community via organizations such as the Elks, the Canon City Rodeo Association and the Class of '61' Reunion Committee. Skip could also frequently be found playing bingo with Rose, Juanita and the rest of the gang, or making regular “donations” at Cripple Creek. Skip loved being outdoors and thoroughly enjoyed hunting and fishing. Over the years, she had the pleasure of doing both alongside her husband, children and grandchildren. Her greatest joy came from spending time with the many generations of her family. Skip is survived by her brother Melvin Swisher (Louise); sisters, Virginia Yadanza, Helen Maidrand, Peggy Kengle and Suzie McMillan (John); sister-in-law Connie Schieck; her three children, Ron Price (Erin), Jay Price and Traci O'Connor (Scott); and five grandchildren, Josh and Casey Price, Steven and Dustin Price and Brittany Murray. Skip was also blessed with four great-grandchildren. Skip was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Robert Olson; her brother Bob; and her parents. Memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 24 2012, at the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel located at 1449 S. 9th St. in Canon City. Following the service, a reception will be held in Skip's honor at her home. Arrangements handled through Holt Family Funeral Home.
Elizabeth Potts Olson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 2007 - Elizabeth Potts Olson, 102, born June 26, 1904 in Archer City, Tex., died May 22, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husbands C.E. Potts and Leonard Olson, daughter-in-law Bonnie Potts. Survivors include her son Ben (Carol) Potts, grandchildren Scott (Debi) Potts, Bonnie (Calvin) Hamler, Todd (Sue) Potts and Cy Potts, nine great grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren. Grave side service, Friday, May 25, 3pm at the Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg, Colo. Contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.
Emma Olson – Pueblo Chieftain – January 17, 1918 – Mrs. Emma Olson, age 35 years, died yesterday at the family home at Mustang, 30 miles southwest of Pueblo. She is survived by her husband, A. G. Olson, her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hopkins, a brother, Carl Hopkins; a sister, Anna F. Hawkins, all of Mustang, a sister, Mrs. Ada Johnson of Boulder and a sister, Mrs. Lillie King of Littlefield, Texas. The funeral announcement will be made later by Davis & Vories.
Frances "Lola" Olson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 6, 2009 - Frances "Lola" Olson, born Aug. 12, 1930; passed away Jan. 3, 2009. Preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Nievez Hernandez. Survived by her children, Linda (Steve) Browning, Judi (Wylie) Johnson, Daniel Olson Jr., Ron (Gloria) Olson, Don (Debbie) Olson, Joyce (Thom) Rivera, Snowie (Richard) Buehler, Frank (Karen) Olson; 17 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren; father of her children, Daniel Olson Sr.; also numerous brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and other family. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, Fountain Creek Church, 540 Alma, Pueblo, CO 81004.
Olson, James R.
James R. Olson - Tributes.com - August 2011 - James R. Olson, 60, was born on June 11, 1951 and passed away on Monday, August 15, 2011. James was a resident of Walsenburg, Colorado.
Lind Olson – Pueblo Chieftain – October 10, 1918 – Lind Olson, age 46 years, died at a local hospital yesterday morning. The remains were shipped to Denver last night by the Whiton Mortuary.
Nelson Olson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 1917 - Nelson Olson, aged 69 years, died at a local hospital late Wednesday night. The burial took place from the Whiton Chapel yesterday forenoon at 10 o'clock. The burial was in Roselawn Cemetery.
Olson, Oscar Elmer
Oscar Elmer “Ole” Olson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 2, 2010 - Oscar Elmer “Ole” Olson, 84, of Dillon, Colo., died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, at home — complications of Alzheimer's. Ole was a longtime resident of Pueblo. Born April 27, 1925, in Primero, Colo., to Karen and Jake Olson. He was very proud of his Norwegian heritage and that he spoke Spanish. When Elmer graduated from Primero High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as a radioman aboard the USS Chandeleur from 1943-46 in World War II. Following his honorable discharge, Elmer received his associate degree from Trinidad Junior College and Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Alice Rose Ferwerda said that she received her Oscar, Aug. 4, 1952. Survived by children, Sandy Olson of Dillon, Colo., and Ray Olson of Laramie, Wyo.; grandchildren, Peder Hansen, Anna Bonaro, Erik Hansen, Lindsay Olson and Nicholas Olson; sister, Tina Lawrence and family: Larry Lawrence, Karen Lawrence and Dan Lawrence. Predeceased by Alice Rose Ferwerda, his beloved red head, March 2, 2005; his siblings, Jenny Olson and Albert Olson; parents, Jake and Karen Olson; and grandparents, Anna and Jake Abrahamson. Ralphie, their beloved Border Collie who died soon after Alice in 2005, is to be interned with Alice and Ole. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Friday, March 5, King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood Lane, Pueblo 81005, with the Rev. Mark Crates officiating. Members of the family will deliver the eulogy. Reception to follow the memorial service at the church. Memorial donations to King of Kings Lutheran Church in honor of Oscar E. Olson.
Olson, Ronald E.
Ronald E. Olson - Huerfano World Journal - January 5, 2012 - Ronald E. Olson, my wonderful brother, passed away on December 10, 2011, at the Colorado Veterans Home in Walsenburg, CO at the age of 79. He had resided there since September 2010. He loved it there and loved everyone who took such good care of him too. Ronald was born May 1, 1932 in Williston, ND to Martha and Norman Olson. He attended grade school and high school in our hometown, Grenora, ND. Ronald graduated in 1951, and upon graduation enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He went to Great Lakes Naval Base for basic training and then was sent to San Diego, CA and assigned to the "USS Mount Olympus" as Quartermaster, with several overseas tours of duty. After discharge he enrolled in college at the University of North Dakota and acquired his bachelor of science degree. He then attended Minot State College, in Minot, ND, and received his masters' degree. Ronald taught in North Dakota for one year and then moved to Colorado as Mom, Dad, his sister and her husband lived there. He took a teaching position in Center, CO and after about one year moved to Walsenburg for a teaching position there. Ronald loved Walsenburg so much he stayed after his retirement. He taught Social Studies plus became the Golf Coach. From teaching the kids in the classroom to teaching the kids golf, he enjoyed every moment with them. He always said, confidence, respect, achievement, learning and winning would take them out into this world as caring citizens and adults.. He loved golfing, coffee klatching, kibitzin with buddies, arguing politics, fishing, photography and his friends and neighbors at Senior Citizens. Not one day went by when he didn't brag about his many students. He cared very much for all of them. Ron is survived by his only sister and brother-in-law, Sandra "Olson" Gunderson and husband Gary. Condolences may be sent to 9996 Perceval St., Las Vegas, NV 89183. We thank each of you for your caring, thoughtfulness and most of all friendship.
Olson, Susan Kay
Susan Kay Olson - Huerfano Journal - January 17, 2013 - Susan Kay Olson, age 60, resided in Walsenburg, Co. bravely and peacefully lost her battle with cancer on Jan. 2, 2013 with her children by her side. Susan is survived by her three children; Rick Kadrie, Jason Kadrie, Jessica (Craig) Andreatta and her six beautiful grandchildren; Shaylee, Kristi, Cole, Hannah, Gus, and Kade. Her mother Betty Olson, sisters; Linda (Dick) Brown, Vickie (Jerry) Gleason, Debbie (Mike) Crum, and brother Glenn (Beth) Olson, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, and father, Vernon C. Olson. Susan was a wonderful, caring mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed camping, fishing, and just being at the lake floating around on her rubber raft! Susan had a beautiful energetic smile that was always contagious to others around her. She was a woman of very strong faith who held on with such integrity even in the face of this terrible illness saying Jehovah is my refuge I shall not be afraid! Susan will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her! Services will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at 10 am at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 4151 Glen Eagle Drive, Colorado City, CO. Family and friends are welcome to share in a celebration of Susan's life at 2 pm at the gym located behind the Spanish Peaks Baptist Church, 311 South Main St. in La Veta, Colorado.
Darrell "Unkle D" Olthoff - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 2009 - Darrell "Unkle D" Olthoff, 64, passed away March 30, 2009, at the V.A. Hospital in Denver, Colo. He was born April 25, 1944, in Pueblo. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. Survived by his siblings, Barbara, James, Ellen, Kenny, Kathy and Dorthey; 11 nieces and nephews; his great-nephew, Lee, who Unkle D affectionately called "Sawed Off;" and his dogs, Mia and Bear, who miss him dearly. He was known to all as Unkle D. He took loving care of many of his siblings, nieces and nephews. He also is survived by his many friends who will miss his jokes and stories. Darrell was a Vietnam vet who served in the Army and Navy. At his request, he has been cremated. Memorial service, 5 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2009, Angelus Chapel, 1102 E. Evans Ave. Please come and celebrate Darrell's life.
Frank Omahen - Pueblo Chieftain – October 29, 1918 – Frank Omahen, age 27 years, of 1212 Eiler Ave., died last night at a local hospital of Spanish influenza. The body is at McCarthy's and funeral announcement will be made later. Pueblo Chieftain – November 1, 1918 – The funeral of Mr. Frank Omahen took place yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock in the McCarthy Funeral Chapel. Rev. Father Peter conducted the services. Interment was made in Roselawn Cemetery.
O'Malia, Edward R.
Edward R. O'Malia – Pueblo Chieftain – May 7, 1918 – To Conduct Burial of Old-Time Friend – A telegram received late yesterday afternoon by Sen. T. G. McCarthy from the family of Edward R. O'Malia, Leadville, conveyed the intelligence of Mr. O'Malia's death there yesterday. Sen. McCarthy, head of the McCarthy Undertaking Company here, and an old-time friend of Mr. O'Malia, was requested by the family to come to Leadville to conduct the funeral of his old friend. The funeral services will be held Thursday morning. Mr. O'Malia was a member of the firm of Moynahan and O'Malia, the largest furniture and undertaking firm in the Cloud City, and one of the most substantial business institutions in Lake County. They had been in business there for many years, and Mr. O'Malia was prominent in the business, social and fraternal life of the community. Deceased was well known in Pueblo where he had visited often during his many years of residence in the state. His last visit to the city was less than a year ago when he spent several weeks with friends and acquaintances here.
Bertha Omlansky - Pueblo Chieftain - December 1, 2006 - Bertha Omlansky, 95, passed away Nov. 29, 2006. Preceded in death by her husband, Pete Omlansky; sister, Bessie Marshall; and brother, Harry Fortwangler. Survived by her niece, Beverly (Clinton) Kalb; and several other nieces and nephews. Bertha spent most of her adult life involved in numerous business ventures. She was proud of the fact her father established his first business more than 70 years ago in an area south of Pueblo, which he bestowed the name Stem Beach. At her request, there will be no service.
Omo, Mary E.
Mary E. Omo - Pueblo Indicator - September 26, 1914 - Came On A Sad Mission - H. W. Omo arrived in the city Friday with the remains of his wife, (Mary E. Omo), who died at San Diego, Calif., in the 19th inst. of cancer, and the interment was made in the Mountain View cemetery where repose the remains of her former husband, W. H. Scofield and daughter Wonder. Deceased was for many years a resident of Bessemer and had a large circle of friends here who will regret to learn of her death.
O'Neil, Barny J.
Barny J. O'Neil - Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain - May 23, 1873 - Trinidad - A Double Tragedy - A Well Known Citizen Shot Dead - Rapid Retribution - The data from which we compile the following account of the murder and hanging in Trinidad, on Tuesday last, was obtained from a gentleman who came up from that place on the stage yesterday, and was in the town when the bloody events transpired. The murderer, a fellow known about Trinidad as a bad, troublesome, dangerous man, for nearly two years past, whose name was supposed to be Ed Clark, was about to take possession of and build a house upon a lot on the hill belonging to Barny J. O'Niell, a quiet and worthy citizen. Mr. O'Niell hearing of this attempt to rob him of his property, spoke to Clark about the matter on the principal street of the town, about one o'clock, and the two started in the direction of the disputed lot. A few minutes after this, firing was heard on the hill, and it was soon ascertained that O'Niell had been shot and killed by Clark. Upon examination it was found that three pistol shots had taken effect upon the body of O'Niell, either of which would have proven fatal, and that besides inflicting these deadly injuries, the fiendish murderer had beaten his victim over the head with his revolver. As soon as the bloody deed was done, Clark attempted to escape, but the sheriff of the county was on hand with commendable promptness, and arrested him at once, and took him before a magistrate for a preliminary trial. While he was in the justice's office, a large crowd of citizens gathered around and finally took forcible possession of his body, carried him to a vacant building, examined into the details of the horrible murder, and put it to the vote of all present, whether or not he should be hung at once. The voice of the people was for hanging, and this just sentence was executed with commendable promptness. How swiftly punishment follows the perpetration of crime, in this instance will be understood, when it is known that the murder was committed shortly after one o'clock, and the execution was over before three o'clock of the same afternoon. In this case there was no masquerading or night business. All was done by good citizens, without disguise of any kind, and in broad and open daylight. Whatever consequences may follow, the citizens of Trinidad are prepared to meet them like determined men who have performed a deliberate act. Just before the murderer was executed, he said his real name was Arthur Bell, and that Clark had been assumed, probably to enable him to escape the punishment of former crimes.
O'Neil, George M.
George M. O'Neil - Rocky Mountain News - November 8, 1882 - Death's Duet - On Tuesday afternoon, at or about 5 o'clock, George M. O'Neil, a passenger from Pueblo on the Denver and New Orleans train, attempted to jump from the train when it was at a point about forty miles from Denver. The train was in motion at the time and he fell between the cars and was badly crushed. The train was stopped as soon as possible. The unfortunate young man was picked up, taken on the train and brought to Denver, where he was placed in the Union Pacific hospital, formerly the Ladies Relief home. He died there yesterday morning at about 10 o'clock. The deceased came from Centralia, Mo., and had been in Colorado about a year and a half. He has no parents living, and no relatives in Colorado. The picture of a burlesque or variety actress was found tattooed on his skin. The body has been removed to an undertakers to await orders… The remains of both Estes and O'Neil are in the hands of Coroner McHatton and will remain at his office till the railroad authorities have satisfied themselves and the public at large that the deaths were purely accidental.
Michael O'Neil - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 1917 - Michael O'Neil, aged 61 years, died yesterday morning at a local hospital. The body was removed to the Whiton Mortuary and the funeral will be announced later.
Thomas O'Neil - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 1917 - Thomas O'Neil, aged 35 years, died at his residence, 516 West Sixth Street, yesterday afternoon, following an illness of several months duration. Mr. O'Neil was a man highly regarded by his friends and altho a resident of Pueblo for a short time, made many friends here who will mourn his death. He had been a sufferer for many months but tried to maintain his usual good spirits thru it all. Mr. O'Neil was an engineer on the Santa Fe Railroad for several years, going from that road to the Moffat Road where he contracted a sickness which caused his death. He is survived by a wife, Mrs. Elizabeth, and a son, Emmet, 11 years old, two brothers, Joe and Frank, three sisters, Mrs. Marie Morgan, Mrs. Elizabeth Hoffhine, and Mrs. Kate O'Connell. Funeral announcements will be made by the McCarthy Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 1917 - The funeral of the late Thomas O'Neil will take place this morning at 8:30 o'clock from his late residence 516 West Sixth Street and from the Sacred Heart Church at 9. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 1917 - The funeral of the late Thomas O'Neil was held yesterday at 8:30 o'clock from his late residence, 516 West Sixth Street and from Sacred Heart Church at 9. Rev. Vaughan conducted the services and read the funeral mass. Many friends of the deceased attended the services and there were many beautiful flowers. The pall bearers were: H. C. Pease, J. N. Bovee, J. E. Russell, E. R. Hawkins, William Price, and John Famell. The interment was in Roselawn Cemetery under the direction of the McCarthy Undertaking Company.Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 1917 - The funeral of the late Thomas O'Neil was held yesterday at 8:30 o'clock from his late residence, 516 West Sixth Street and from Sacred Heart Church at 9. Rev. Vaughan conducted the services and read the funeral mass. Many friends of the deceased attended the services and there were many beautiful flowers. The pall bearers were: H. C. Pease, J. N. Bovee, J. E. Russell, E. R. Hawkins, William Price, and John Farnell. The interment was in Roselawn Cemetery under the direction of the McCarthy Undertaking Company.
John O'Neill - Colorado Republican - May 11, 1905 - John O'Neill, pit boss, and Frank Carmaletto and James Roe, miners, were killed by the caving of a great mass of rock in the Starkville mine of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company on the morning of May 5th.
O'Neill, Peggy Sue
Peggy Sue (Wood) O'Neill - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 2013 - Peggy Sue (Wood) O'Neill, 42. Born June 22, 1970, passed away March 22, 2013. She is survived by parents, Dorothy Ard, Ron (Ann) Wood; siblings, Monique Ard, John Wood; step-siblings, Dean Ard, Tammy Rogers; numerous other family and friends. A service will be held at 2 p.m. March 26, at The Church of Latter Day Saints, 1411 Fortino Blvd., Pueblo, CO.
Max Onela – Pueblo Chieftain – November 13, 1918 – Max Onela, age 27 years, died at a local hospital last night of influenza. His wife is residing at 216 South Main St. Body is at McMinn's parlors.
Ong, Dorothy Ellen
Dorothy Ellen Ong - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 2010 - Dorothy Ellen Ong, 88, passed away Oct. 5, 2010. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Lee F. Ong. She is survived by her sister, Martha Riedel; daughters, Jennifer Adachi and Lonnie DeLonge; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Dorothy was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Graveside service, 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements under the direction of Adrian Comer Funeral Home.
Nellie Ong - Pueblo Chieftain - June 2, 2010 - Nellie Ong, 87, passed away May 30, 2010. She is survived by her daughter, Eileen Dennis; granddaughter, Kathryn Dennis; and step-granddaughter, Tamara Bullard; great-grandchildren, Zach and Zeph Mauro. She also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends. Nellie was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Ong; and her son-in-law, Robert Dennis. She sold Avon for 20 years and also worked as a kindergarten aide for many years. She loved ballroom dancing with her husband and has now joined her favorite dance partner in heaven. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.
Juana Onguiano - Pueblo Chieftain – January 12, 1918 – Juana Onguiano, wife of Zenon Onguiano, died at the family residence, 117 Richmond Ave., yesterday morning. The funeral will be held from the residence this morning at 10 o'clock. The interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery in charge of the Whiton Mortuary. Pueblo Chieftain – January 13, 1918 – The funeral of Juana Onguiano was held from the residence, 177 Richmond Ave., yesterday morning at 9:30 o'clock and from Mt. Carmel Church at 10. Father Rizzi conducted services and the interment was in the Roselawn Cemetery in charge the Whiton Mortuary.
Jordan Joel Onsurez - Pueblo Chieftain – November 13, 2013 – Jordan Joel Onsurez, 10 months, born Dec. 21, 2012, and went to be an angel on Nov. 4, 2013. Survived by parents, Orlando Onsurez and Mariah Rivas; also numerous relatives and friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home.
Opp, Fred W.
Fred W. Opp - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2012 - Fred W. Opp of Eugene, Ore., died May 24, 2012, of age-related causes. He was 77. He was born May 26, 1934, in Pueblo, Colo., to Otto and Katherine (Eichman) Opp. He met Frieda E. Murray in Sitka, Alaska, and they married on Sept. 15, 1956, in Portland, Ore. Fred received his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University in 1964. He served in the United States Coast Guard from 1952-1956. From 1965-1994, Fred worked in federal service, retiring from Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Ore. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Leslie Opp-Beckman of Eugene, Ore., Rebecca Opp of Portland, Ore., and Patricia Opp Daniels of Lexington, Ky.; and a son, Fred Opp Jr. of Camano Island, Wash.; four brothers, John Opp of Portland, Ore., Ralph Opp of Klamath Falls, Ore., Wesley Opp of Portland, Ore., and Harry Opp of Sandy, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 31, 2012, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 777 Coburg Road, Eugene, Ore. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31, in Springfield Memorial Gardens, 7305 Main St., Springfield, Ore. Arrangements by Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene, Ore. Remembrances to the National Alzheimer's Association, www.alz.org/.
William Opp - Pueblo Indicator - July 20, 1936 - Burnt Mill and Flats - This community has been saddened by the death of Mr. William Opp who was a good friend and neighbor to all. Also Mrs. Cliff Purvis who has been ill for over a year. Both parties lived in Beulah, where they had many friends.
O'Quin, Rose Marie
Rose Marie O'Quin - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 2012 - Rose Marie O'Quin, 92, passed away Dec. 22, 2012. Survived by her children, Dr. Ronald (Eileen) O'Quin of Woodinville, Wash., Dennis (Jeanette) O'Quin of Pueblo and Mary Jo D'Orazio of Denver; daughter-in-law, Pat Coffee of Steele, Ala.; grandchildren, Ryan O'Quin, Steven (Jessica) O'Quin, Nicholas O'Quin, Laura O'Quin, Brandon O'Quin, Kyle O'Quin, Adam Bayley, Jack Bayley, Laura Bayley, Spencer Snell, Gino Coffee and Jason Coffee; great-grandchildren, Brayden O'Quin, Taylor Coffee, Dexter Coffee, Gavin Coffee, Alexis Kay, Jacob Coffee, Nicholas Coffee; cousins, Helen (Richard) Harris, Minnie (Bill) Diss, Nancy O'Dorisio, Violet O'Dorisio; sister-in-law, Sarah Coffee. Preceded in death by her husband, Aldridge O'Quin in 1977; a son, Ray Coffee; and brothers, Angelo Coffee, Joseph Coffee and Mike Coffee. Rose was born Dec. 11, 1920, in Pueblo. She was the owner/operator of C & O Manufacturing until 1983 when her son, Dennis, purchased the business. Since her family and the business were so much a part of her life, she continued working at C & O Window and Door until retiring in 2007. Rose was very caring, unselfish and compassionate with her family and strong in her Catholic faith. Rosary, 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave., with Monsignor Ed Nunez as celebrant. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Catholic Charities through the funeral home.
Orange, Verne C. (Mrs.)
Mrs. Verne C. Orange – Pueblo Chieftain – December 14, 1918 – Mrs. Verne Orange Dies in Maryland – Mrs. Vernon C. Orange yesterday died at the family home in Sparrows Point, Maryland, according to a wire from her husband which reached Pueblo last evening. Deceased had many acquaintances in this city, having visited here several times; beside her husband, she leaves a son three years old, and her parents at Morris, Minnesota. The funeral will take place at Morris, probably Monday and Mr. Orange who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Orange of Pueblo is expected in Pueblo soon afterwards.
Orazem, Raymond J.
Raymond J. Orazem - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2007 - Raymond J. Orazem, 87, born Nov. 2, 1919, passed away on March 16, 2007, at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg, Colo. Raymond served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II in Europe, earning a Bronze Star. He retired from the CF& I as a wire drawer. He loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting and golfing. He loved all sports, early as an active participant and later in life as a spectator. Raymond played golf into his early 80s. He is survived by his sons, Raymond J. (Dorothy) Orazem Jr., Fort Collins, Larry W. (Patricia) Orazem, Duncan, Okla.; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Ed Orazem, Pueblo; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Margaret Orazem; parents, Louis and Amelia Orazem; brother, Louis Orazem Jr.; and sister, Phyllis Orazem. Viewing, noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the American Diabetes Association through the funeral home in Raymond's memory.
Orazem, Vincent Ray
Vincent Ray Orazem - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2010 - Vincent Ray Orazem, 59, shed his earthly body on May 24, 2010, to continue his journey toward enlightenment. OM MANI PADME HUM Vince began this life in Pueblo, Colo., on Oct. 16, 1950, as the fourth of Louis and Erma Orazem's eight children. After graduating from Roncalli High in 1968, Vince spent many years as a surveyor throughout the Western states. Returning to Pueblo in 1988, he met and married Elaine Zamora (neé Strasser), and became loving father to Kate and Natalie Zamora. He retired from the Trane Co. in 2009, after a nearly 20-year career. Vincent was preceded in death by his father, Louis Vincent Orazem, on Aug. 25, 1997, and is survived by his love, Elaine; daughters, Kate (Jeff) Mara, Natalie Zamora; and loving partner-in-mischief granddaughter, Kyla Blue Zamora; mother, Erma; and siblings, Anna Mae Winter, Joe (Cheryl) Orazem, Mary Cae (Eddie) Weaver, Ed (Vicki) Orazem, Guy Orazem, Victor Orazem and Janet Chandler; goddaughter, Dena (Bret) Romero; uncle, Ed Orazem; aunt, Billie Lanier; sisters-in-law, Nancy (Dan) Jones and Maggie (Rick) Wyant; and many loved cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A reception will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 29, 2010, at Davis Mortuary. In lieu of flowers or food, contributions may be made to the West Park Fire Department or Dr. Jim Smith's Health4Haiti Project.
Orcutt, Freida Margaret
Mrs. Orcutt - Pueblo Indicator - March 30, 1946 - Burnt Mill and Flats - This community was saddened by the sudden death of Mrs. Orcutt. Sympathy is extended to the bereaved family. [Note: Freida Margaret Orcutt, birth, Jan. 8, 1910; death Mar. 19, 1946; Mountain View Cemetery, Pueblo, Colorado, Plot: Block 1 Lot 143.]
Orcutt, Marvin E.
Marvin E. "Sonny" Orcutt - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 2009 - Marvin E. "Sonny" Orcutt passed away Sept. 20, 2009. Marvin was born Oct. 11, 1942, in Pueblo, Colo., where he was raised. He was retired from CF&I and Ray's Towing. Preceded in death by parents, Marvin L. and Lillian (Polly) Orcutt. Survived by Georgia Orcutt; sons, Ray (Melissa) Orcutt, James E. Orcutt; grandsons, Joey, Jarrod and Jaxson Orcutt; granddaughter, Avery Orcutt; sisters, Mildred (Pete) Peters, Roseville, Calif., Minnie Waterman, Maureen (Harold) Kissick, Pueblo, Colo., Margaret (Stan) Klein, Parowan, Utah, Marty Mondragon and Marilyn Orcutt, Pueblo, Colo.; numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Reception to follow at Eagles Lodge No. 3367. Arrangements under the direction of Adrian Comer Funeral Home.
Louis Ordz – Pueblo Chieftain – October 20, 1918 – Louis Ordz, age 4 months, died at the home at Boone yesterday afternoon. Funeral will be announced later by the Davis-Vories Undertaking Co.
Martin Orekar - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 1917 - Dies in Pueblo - Martin Orekar of Trinidad, Succumbs Here After Protracted Illness - Martin Orekar, well known resident of Trinidad and well known in that city, passed away yesterday at a local hospital following an illness of many months duration. He was a prominent business man and merchant of Trinidad up until about eight months ago when his health failed him and his physicians advised his removal to Pueblo but he failed to improve. Mr. Orekar is survived by his wife. The remains were removed to the McCarthy Funeral Parlors and forwarded last night to Trinidad for interment.
Seymour Orendorf - Rocky Mountain News - May 7, 1889 - Sudden Death - Mr. Orendorf, a partner of Olin Brothers in the Pueblo Bottling works, died last night at his residence on the mesa, of consumption. The deceased came here from Indiana last summer for the benefit of his health, but the disease had taken too firm a hold on his system. [Note: Seymour Orendorff, Mountain View Cemetery, Pueblo, Colorado, born 1843, died 1889.]
Oreskovich, Diana Q.
Diana Q. Oreskovich - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 2014 - Diana Q. Oreskovich, 65, of Pueblo, passed away March 25, 2014. Survived by her son, Ron (Janna Hartman) Oreskovich; daughter, Kristy (Ian Cheng) Oreskovich; grandsons, Bryce Aumiller, Owen and Miles Cheng; brothers, Doug (Sue) Hall, Gene (Lynn) Hall, Jack (Margo) Hall; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ron Oreskovich; and parents, Aldon and Betty Hall. Diana was born in Charlottesville, Va., on Oct. 14, 1948. She enjoyed golfing, traveling and spending time with family and friends. Rosary, 6 p.m. Sunday, March 30, Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, March 31, both at St. Mary Help of Christians Church, 307 E. Mesa Ave. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through the funeral home.
Louis Oreskovich – Pueblo Chieftain – June 10, 1918 – Lewis, the eight-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Oreskovich, died last evening at the residence, 1829 East Abriendo Ave. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence and at 2:30 from St. Mary's Church. Interment, Roselawn, under the direction of the McCarthy Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain – June 11, 1918 – The funeral of Lewis Oreskovich, eight-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Oreskovich, was held from the family home yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock and from St. Mary's Church at 2:30. Rev. Father Cyril Zupan conducted the services. Interment was in Roselawn Cemetery under the direction of the McCarthy Undertaking Company.
Oreskovich, Mary Jane
Mary Jane Oreskovich - Pueblo Chieftain - July 6, 2010 - Mary Jane Oreskovich, born in Pueblo on Sept. 14, 1933, passed away July 1, 2010. Her parents, Amelia Zigich Pruss and Mike Oreskovich, preceded her in death. She is survived by an uncle, Don Perko; and special friends, June and Jim Billings. Mary Jane graduated from Central High School in 1951, attained an associate's degree in Music from Pueblo Junior College in 1953, and attended Southern Colorado State College. She was an amazing pianist who knew her musical talent was a blessing from God. She loved people and used her musical gift to bring tremendous joy to everyone who was fortunate to hear her play everything from classical pieces to the old familiar tunes. For more than 20 years, she played the piano for Furr's Cafeteria, the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center and the weekly Rotary No. 43 meetings. She also entertained at various nursing homes throughout Pueblo, and played professionally for the Pueblo Ballet, the Pueblo Symphony and several well-known musicians throughout Colorado. She always was cheerful, thoughtful, humorous and kind to everyone. Mary Jane will be dearly missed by all who knew her. A special thanks to the staff of the Pavilion and Sangre de Cristo Hospice for taking such good care of her. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite musical nonprofit in memory of Mary Jane. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, July 8, 2010, held at Roselawn Funeral Home. Entombment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery.
Milan Oreskovich – Pueblo Chieftain – July 5, 1918 – Milan Oreskovich, age 15 months, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Blaz Oreskovich, died yesterday at the family residence, 1907 East Abriendo Ave. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 1:30 from the family home and at 2 o'clock from St. Mary's Church. Rev. Father Peter will conduct the services. The burial will be at Roselawn Cemetery in charge the McCarthy Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain – July 6, 1918 – The funeral of Milan Oreskovich, was held from the family home, 1907 East Abriendo Ave., yesterday afternoon at 1:30 and from St. Mary's Church at 2 o'clock. Rev. Father Peter conducted the services, at which many friends were present. Interment in Roselawn Cemetery in charge of the McCarthy Undertaking Company.
Rachel Oreskovich - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2011 - Rachel Oreskovich, 86, went to be with our Lord on Aug. 12, 2011. She was a loving mother and devoted grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, John "Jolly" Oreskovich. Rachel is survived by her children, Jerry (Teresa) Cordova and Louise (Skip) Melick; grandchildren, Trisha (Rob) Mauro, Tana (Kim) Wittrup, Karen Melick and Michael Melick; numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. There will be no viewing. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, Holy Family Church with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.
Oreskovich, Ronald E.
Ronald E. Oreskovich - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 2009 - Ronald E. Oreskovich, 64, passed away July 27, 2009. Survived by his wife of 40 years, Diana Q. Oreskovich; children, Kristy (Ian Cheng) Oreskovich of Albuquerque, N.M. and Ron Oreskovich of Pueblo; siblings, Sandy (Chuck) Riggio of Pueblo and Nick (Pat) Oreskovich of Golden, Colo.; grandchildren, Owen Cheng and Bryce Aumiller; uncle, John Petric of Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Nick and Elsie Oreskovich. Ron was born Feb. 8, 1945, in Pueblo. He served in the U.S. Air Force. In 1974, he started his career at Minnequa Bank and retired from the banking industry in 2005 after 31 years. Ron was proud of his Slovenian heritage and was a member of the Preseren Glee Club. He was also actively involved in the Catholic Diocese of Pueblo and other civic and community organizations. Ron enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling and other outdoor activities. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2009, with the Rev. Father Ben Bacino as celebrant. Both services at St. Mary Help of Christian Catholic Church, 307 E. Mesa Ave. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to Preseren Glee Club through the funeral home.
Oreskovich, Tony I. (Dr.)
Dr. Tony I. “Reskie” Oreskovich - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2010 - Dr. Tony I. “Reskie” Oreskovich passed away suddenly on Dec. 28, 2010, at the age of 75. Preceded in death by his parents, Orma and Berry Oreskovich, he is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Rosalie; children, Dr. Tony G. (Celeste) Oreskovich, Mark Oreskovich, Mary Oreskovich (Richard Warner) and Susan (Ken) Gornick; cherished grandchildren, Hannah, Jakob, Olivia and Molly Oreskovich, and Paul Joseph Gornick; numerous cousins and many dear friends. A football and baseball standout at Pueblo Catholic High School, Tony also excelled on the diamond at Regis University. He graduated from the Creighton University School of Dentistry and served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force. For 50 years, Tony stood beside the dental chair, treating his patients with compassion - as recently as one week before his death. He was devoted and loyal to those patients, his friends, his staff, and above all, his family. Reskie never backed down from a challenge, and to his last breath, never complained. The legacy of his hands and heart shines in the smiles of countless Puebloans, and through the beautiful stained-glass windows he created throughout the city. His extraordinary life force was deeply felt and will be sorely missed. Visitation, from 3 to 5 p.m. today, Dec. 30, Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home. Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31, St. Joseph Parish, 1145 S. Aspen Road in Blende. Interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and food, the family requests that contributions be made to the St. Joseph Parish New Building Fund or Evolution Baseball through the funeral home office. Denver Post - January 2, 2011 - Dentist Tony Oreskovich treated thousands in Pueblo. Dr. Tony Oreskovich was more than a dentist to thousands of Pueblans he treated over a career that spanned almost 50 years — he was their friend, said childhood pal Carl Cascio of Pueblo. "He was the kindest, warmest person you could meet. Unlike a lot of doctors and dentists, he was warm and affectionate, and patients loved him," Cascio said. Oreskovich died of heart failure Tuesday at a Pueblo hospital. He was 75. Oreskovich "was a tireless person" who actually never retired, said his son, Dr. Tony G. Oreskovich, who practiced dentistry with his father. Readers polled by Pueblo Chieftain in 2005 and 2010 named his office the best dental clinic in Pueblo. "He listened to people," said his wife, Rosalie Oreskovich. People came to tell him their problems, and "he'd listen and give them hugs,” she said. “He had great compassion and was a tireless worker," Tony G. Oreskovich said. Oreskovich's other interests included working with stained glass. He made windows and lamps in the basement of his office building. When there was a patient cancellation, he would tackle his stained-glass projects. Several of the religious-themed windows he made are in St. Joseph Church in Pueblo, where his funeral was held. Through his company, Oreskovich Glass Works, he sold windows to churches in many parts of the state and other stained-glass works to individuals, his wife said. Tony I. Oreskovich was born in Pueblo on May 9, 1935. He considered a baseball career, Cascio said, adding that Oreskovich was a good shortstop. The two were neighbors as kids. Oreskovich earned his dentistry degree at Creighton University in Omaha. He met Rosalie McLennan of Colorado Springs while he attended Regis University and she was at Teikyo Loretto Heights University. They married August 22, 1959.
Katherine Orestani – Pueblo Chieftain – August 19, 1919 – Katherine Orestani, age 47 years, died at a local hospital August 18. Funeral Wednesday afternoon under McCarthy's direction. Pueblo Chieftain – August 20, 1919 – The funeral of Mrs. Katherine Orestani will take place this morning at 9:30 in the McCarthy Funeral Chapel and 10 o'clock from Mt. Carmel Church. Pueblo Chieftain – August 21, 1919 – The funeral of Mrs. Katherine Orestani took place yesterday morning at 9:30 in the McCarthy Funeral Chapel and from Mt. Carmel Church at 10 o'clock, where mass for the dead was celebrated. Members of the Order of the Sacred Heart attended in a body and acted as pall bearers. The pallbearers were Sarah Muzzio, Angelina Profilio, Evilia Pascisla, Bonnie Venuto, and Pippina Veil. The flower bearers were Michelina Appogilese and Catherina DePalmo.
Emma Orf – Pueblo Chieftain – October 17, 1918 – Mrs. Emma Orf, a well-known resident of Pueblo, passed away at the family home yesterday morning. She is survived by her husband, John Orf, at the home, 1105 Cypress St., two daughters, Mrs. M. O. Davis and Mrs. Charles A. Kastening, both of Pueblo; two sons, Rev. G. Hugo Orf, Des Moines, Iowa , and Fred Orf, Rock Island, Ill.; two brothers in Texas and one sister in Kan. The remains are being cared for by the McCarthy Undertaking Company, who will make funeral announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain – October 21, 1918 – The funeral of Mrs. Emma Orf took place yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family home, 1103 Cypress St. Rev. John H. Ketchum conducted the services. Mr. and Mrs. Killen-Keough sang "Forever with the Lord," "Peace, Perfect Peace," and "Nearer My God to Thee." The pallbearers were: H. A. Rose, A. P. Massey, W. R. Conkle, Clare Littlejohn, Thomas Winters, Joseph Kiblosky. The burial was in the family lot at Mountain View Cemetery in charge of the McCarthy Undertaking Company.
Marilyn (Bricker) Orfuss - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 2009 - Marilyn (Bricker) Orfuss passed peacefully at home, Dec. 8, 2009, in Kalamazoo, Mich., after a struggle with breast cancer. She was deeply adored by her husband, Dr. Lee Bricker, and her many friends and family members. She was born on the Fourth of July, 1947, in Brooklyn, N.Y. She attended Albright College and received her Doctor of Psychology degree from Nova University. She did major research on rehabilitation in patients with quadriplegia, and in more recent years worked closely as a valuable associate in management aspects of her husband's medical practice and activities as a faculty member at KCMS. She gave longtime care to her older, disabled sister, Ellen, who still resides in Kalamazoo with a loving family. She was known as an “adopter.” In addition to her three grandchildren, Eva Bricker of Miami, Fla., daughter of Dave and Suzanne Bricker; and Ryan and Andy Bricker, sons of Steven and Tracey Bricker of York, Maine, she became an honorary grandmother to many children of the KCMS medical staff, including Minh An Vu, Edward and Christine Minev, and others; and to Ryan, Sarah and Emma Linkfield of Kalamazoo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Gladys Orfuss. She also leaves beloved cousins, Mitchell and Kathleen (Stringfellow) Orfuss, Leslie and Lionel Tepper, Steve and Sharri Israel, Carol (Israel) DeFortuna and Alex DeFortuna; and a family group in Paris, France. Her open home and heart also made room for many stray and street animals that became loving family members. She filled her home and her life with an open, warm love that knew no barriers, and all who knew her were its beneficiaries. She requested not to have a funeral service, and that her cremated remains be spread in her beloved Colorado. A memorial gathering will be planned for her in Kalamazoo in the spring. She requested that contributions in her memory be made to the Bach Mai Hospital Project, c/o Dana Dawkins, 4231 W. 16th Ave., Denver, CO 80204. Arrangements, Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, 269-343-2628.
Orgill, Douglas H.
Douglas H. Orgill - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2012 - Douglas H. Orgill, 90, passed away Feb. 11, 2012. Survived by his wife of 64 years, Melva Fay Orgill; children, Kathryn Barnhurst of Grand Junction, Lynn (Pamela) Orgill of Fountain Valley, Calif., Craig (Thayne) Orgill of Redmond, Wash., and Ruth (James) Funk of Los Alamitos, Calif.; brothers, Melvin (LaRee) Orgill and Stewart (Mabel) Orgill; 17 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his son-in-law, Kenneth Barnhurst; sister, Barbara (Cal) Herrin; and brother, Max (Dorothy) Orgill. Douglas was born to Alexander and Margaret Orgill on Sept. 17, 1921, in Egin, Idaho. He served in the U.S. Merchant Marines during WWII. He retired from Cal State University in Long Beach as a professor of English. Douglas served as Bishop of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Long Beach and Pueblo. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1411 Fortino Blvd., with Bishop Cory Smith officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association of Colorado through the funeral home.
Orgill, Melva Fay
Melva Fay McDonald Orgill - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2012 - Melva Fay McDonald Orgill, 89, passed away Dec. 20, 2012, in Garden Grove, Calif. Survived by children, Kathryn Barnhurst, Lynn Orgill, Craig Orgill, Ruth Funk; 17 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Douglas Harold Orgill. Melva was born Nov. 5, 1923, in Logan, Utah, to Howard S. and Ella Gibbs McDonald. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from University of California/Berkley, master's degree and graduate work at Columbia University, Brigham Young University and Long Beach State University, Long Beach. Melva was an instructor at Long Beach City College, teaching clothing and textiles. She was a very active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and spent much of her time serving others. She enjoyed sewing for her many grandchildren and visiting her extended family with her husband. Service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1411 Fortino Blvd., Pueblo. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer's Association of Colorado through the funeral home.
John Orlando – Pueblo Chieftain – March 4, 1918 – John Orlando, age 54 years, and a resident of Pueblo for the past 13 years, died yesterday at a local hospital following an illness of several weeks. The remains were removed to the McCarthy Undertaking Parlors and the funeral announcement will be made later. Pueblo Chieftain – March 6, 1918 – The funeral of John Orlando was held yesterday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in the McCarthy Undertaking Company Chapel. Interment was in Roselawn Cemetery.
Richard E. Mascarenas (Renas) Orlando - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 2013 - Richard E. Mascarenas (Renas) Orlando, 69, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 18, 2013. Survived by his "Lovey" of 48 years, Judith A. Mascarenas; children, Alert, Richard Jr., Alfredo, Kimberly, Della and Baby One Esperanza; 10 grandchildren; 11 great- grandchildren; prima, Kathy Manzanares; siblings, Gina, Leroy, Isabel, Louise, Becky and Betty Ann. Preceded in death by his father, Alfredo M. Mascarenas; mother, Della Tafoya; sons, Joseph A. and Steven I.; brothers, Ben and Gilbert; in-laws, Margaret and Lawrence Picciano. He was born on Sept. 12, 1943, in Springer, N.M. Richard loved to cook, the Broncos, barbecue, nicknaming everyone and to joke. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, Trinity Life Center, 36 Merritt Court.
Orman, Doris M. Gilmour
Doris M. Gilmour Orman - Pueblo Chieftain - June 4, 2014 - Doris M. Gilmour Orman departed this life to be with our Lord on May 28, 2014. Wife of Colonel Leonard M. Orman; mother of beloved son, Jeffrey G. Orman. Born in Falt, Ontario, Canada, on May 9, 1917, Doris' family moved to Hamilton, Ontario, shortly thereafter. Doris attended the Music Conservatory in Hamilton, studying voice. She became a U.S. citizen in 1941 and, as a military wife for 30 years, Doris was a full-time volunteer, helping to establish the Red Cross facility at the West Point Military Hospital. The family traveled the world and had some wonderful experiences. Doris was an artist and decorator. She and her husband, Len, were very active in the Pueblo community. Doris was vice president of the Pueblo Symphony Orchestra, member of the board of the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, and elder and lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church, where she served on the decorating committee. She was a past member of the Pueblo Country Club. In addition to her son, Jeff, Doris leaves several Canadian cousins; her former daughter-in-law, Trish Orman and Jayne Mitchell (“the girls”); and area friends to mourn her passing. The family wishes to thank Visiting Angels, especially Debbie Green, Linda Townsend and Linda West, for their loving care and kindnesses in recent months, as well as longtime employees/friends, Margie Martinez, Lorenzo Sanchez and Eleanor Titus, for their faithful support. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 7 , 2014, at First Presbyterian Church of Pueblo. The family respectfully requests no food. Memorials in Doris's name may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Orman, Edna Alva
Edna Alva Orman - Rocky Mountain News - June 12, 1881 - Disease at Pueblo - Pueblo, June 11 - Dysentery is raging to an alarming extent among the children of this locality. The three-year-old daughter of Hon. J. B. Orman is thought to be dying to-night. Rocky Mountain News - June 17, 1881 - The many friends of Hon. J. B. Orman, of Pueblo, sympathize with him and his estimable wife in the loss of their little daughter, Edna Alva, who died on Sunday last.
Orman, Ella Matty
Ella Matty Orman - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 1999 - Our Past Century, 1950 - 1951 - Fifties Usher in a New Era - City Gets New Form of Government - Korean War Breaks Out - They Made a Difference - Ella M. Orman - In the long struggle against polio, Ella Matty Orman was a tireless volunteer. Born in Denver, she married Pueblo businessman Frederick Orman (whose father was Gov. James B. Orman) in 1901. Her decades of civic work included serving on more than 40 boards and commissions, including the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, the Colorado Society for Crippled Children, the Child Welfare Board of the Colorado Department of Public Welfare and the March of Dimes. Well-known for her activism, she was appointed to the White House Conference on Children and Youth in 1940, 1950, and 1960. Mrs. Orman lived to be 99 and died in 1980.
Orman, James Bradley
James Bradley Orman – Pueblo Chieftain – July 22, 1919 – Former Governor J. B. Orman Passes Away – Former Gov. James Bradley Orman died at the family home, 1000 Carteret Ave. this city at 4 o'clock yesterday morning. The end came following a second stroke of paralysis with which he was attacked during last Thursday night. Gov. Orman's death casts a pall over the city, for no man was more popular with all who knew him. Always cheerful and optimistic, he was ever welcome with all with whom he came in contact. He leaves one son, Frederick Bradley Orman, a daughter-in-law and two grandchildren to mourn his loss. Gov. Orman suffered a first stroke last winter, and for a time his life was despaired of, but he rallied, and resumed his duties as receiver of the Pueblo Land Office, which position he held for the past four years. He seemed to have recovered and was cheerful and active until he retired to his bed where he was found unconscious by his son on Friday morning. The man who built more miles of railroad in the state of Colo., is what is said of James Bradley Orman. His success as a railroad builder was not confined to Colo. alone, for many regions of the great West over there present stage of development to the success of Mr. Orman and his workers in overcoming some of the difficulties of building railroads in the rugged Rocky Mountains. It was in such enterprises that he made his reputation and amassed considerable wealth. Mr. Orman was born in Muscatine, Iowa, November 4, 1849, was a son of John and Sarah Josephine (Bradley) Orman. He worked on his father's farm and attended the public schools during his youth, and when 20 years of age came to Denver in 1869, depending upon his own energy and exertions to push his way up in the world. Denver was then the center of railway building and activities, and with shrewd business foresight, he anticipated the need for horses and draft animals for the completion of the railway then in the course of construction toward the city. Together with his brother, Will A. Orman, he bought and sold horses and mules at a good profit. In the fall of 1869 the Orman brothers were awarded the contract for the construction of the old Kan.-Pacific (now part of the Union Pacific) from Sheridan, Kan. to Denver. This work, satisfactorily performed, was but the beginning of Mr. Orman's long and successful career as a railway contractor and builder in Colo. and the West. He was awarded and filled many contracts with the following roads: Kan.-Pacific, Denver and Rio Grande; Colo. Midland; Canadian Pacific; Oregon Pacific; Elk Mountain; Texas, Santa Fe and Northern; the El Paso and Southwestern; one road in Old Mexico; and another in Montana. In conjunction with others he instigated the Gunnison tunnel, and later Gov. Orman built many miles of canals in the Uncompagre Valley. He also built the Bell Fouche dam in South Dakota and similar projects in Idaho and Wyo. Also he constructed the Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Rd. and the Florence and Cripple Creek Rd., and other railroads. Mr. Orman also constructed some of the largest irrigation canals in the west. As he began to accumulate wealth, he made large investments in Pueblo, Denver, and Trinidad real estate, and had at one time large holdings in Huerfano County coal lands. The business houses and his palatial home, which he erected in Pueblo, identified him with that city as one of its most progressive citizens. He was interested in and for 5 years was the president of the Pueblo Street railway, of which he was also one of the organizers in 1879. He also became interested in the Bessemer Irrigating Ditch and additional coal properties in Pitkin and Gunnison Counties, and mines in Cripple Creek. The government Canal near Montrose was built by him, and he became president of the Bankers Consolidated Mines, near Ouray, and the Oro Hondo Mine in Lead City, South Dakota. In 1915 Gov. Orman was appointed by Pres. Wilson, receiver of public moneys at the Pueblo land office. He assumed office in April and was holding the position when he died. Mr. Orman, early in his career, became a dominant figure in Colo. politics as one of the leaders of the Democratic Party. For several terms he was a member of the Pueblo city Council and in 1880 was elected a member of the Colo. legislature, being re-elected in 1882. He was candidate in 1883, for the short term in the United States Senate, to fill the unexpired term of Henry M. Teller, who had resigned and been appointed secretary of the interior, and received the unanimous vote of the Democrats in the legislature. The Democrats were in the minority, but he received their solid vote, and from 2 to 5 Republicans, receiving on one ballot 27 votes and came within 3 of being elected. He declined the Democratic nomination for governor in 1888 and 1890 but in 1900 accepted, also being endorsed by the populists and silver Republicans, and was elected. During his term of 2 years he gave the state and honest, conservative, and business-like administration. In 1892, he was a delegate to the national Democratic convention and in 1897 was elected Mayor of Pueblo. When Mayor of Pueblo and Gov. of Colo. he followed and carried out those principles that had made him a successful businessman. Gov. Orman was a thirty-second degree Mason and prominent in that order. He and his wife were members of the Episcopal Church and were among the most prominent in social and church work circles. He married September 27, 1877, Miss Nellie, daughter of William P. Martin, of Pueblo. 2 children were born to them: Frederick the, graduate of Princeton University and engaged in business in Pueblo, and – ina A., who died. His wife died but a year and a half ago. The funeral will take place from Holy Trinity Church tomorrow, Wednesday, at 10 o'clock, the Rev. Mack officiating. The funeral will be in charge of Masonic Lodge No. 31. Pueblo Chieftain – July 22, 1919 – James Bradley Orman, age 69 years, died January 21 at 1000 Carteret Ave. Funeral from the residence at 9:30 and Holy Trinity Church at 10 Wednesday in charge of McCarthy, and under auspices of the Masonic fraternity. Pueblo Chieftain – July 23, 1919 – Funeral of Governor Orman This Morning – The funeral cortège escorting the body of the late Gov. James Bradley Orman will leave the family home at 9:30 o'clock this morning and proceed to the Holy Trinity Church, 115 East Routt Ave. At 10 o'clock funeral services will be conducted there by Rev. Albert P. Mack, pastor of the church. The body will then be taken in charge by Lodge No. 31 A. F. & A. M. under whose auspices the burial services will be conducted. Interment will be in the family lot in Roselawn Cemetery. This beautiful tribute has been paid to the memory of this late Pueblo Citizen by Gov. Shoup. It was issued yesterday from the governor's mansion in Denver, and reads: "To the People of Colo. The death of the Hon. James B. Orman, which occurred at Pueblo, is a distinct loss to the state. Gov. Orman served the people of the state faithfully and conscientiously during the term from 1901 to 1903, and many of the people of the state with pleasure recall his fine personality, his keen sense of honor, his loyalty to the state and its interests, his splendid character and ability, and his unswerving Americanism. It is with great pleasure that I offer this tribute to his memory on the occasion of his death. (Signed) "Oliver H. Shoup, Governor." Pueblo Chieftain – July 23, 1919 – City Hall to Close and Flag to Stand at Half Mast – The City Hall will close from nine to noon today, and the flag will fly at half mast in honor of former Mayor James B. Orman. The life of Gov. Orman has been an example of true, patriotic citizenship; the community has suffered a great loss in his death, and Pueblo takes this opportunity to honor his memory. Pueblo Chieftain – July 23, 1919 – The funeral of James B. Orman will be held this morning at 9:30 o'clock from the home, 1000 Carteret and 10 o'clock from the Holy Trinity Church. Interment in Roselawn in charge of McCarthy's.
Orman, Nellie Martin
Nellie Martin Orman – Pueblo Chieftain – January 27, 1918 – Mrs. J. B. Orman Pioneer Citizen of Pueblo Dies – In the passing to final rest yesterday afternoon of Mrs. Nellie Martin Orman, wife of former Governor James Bradley Orman, a life that for the past 40 years had been as a benediction to the city and the state was brought to an earthly close. While Mrs. Orman's death was not unexpected, still the announcement from the family home yesterday afternoon that the tired spirit of the pioneer gentlewoman had gone forth from its earthly temple came almost as a shock, even to those who had known for days past that Mrs. Orman's death might occur at any hour. Already from many parts of the state, and from people in almost every walk of life, have come expressions of profound sorrow. Here in Pueblo where more than 40 years of her earnest useful Christian life have been spent; years that have been filled with her countless deeds of kindness and words of comfort and encouragement, it is far more than difficult to realize that Mrs. Orman is gone. Mrs. Orman was born April 2, 1838, at Millersburg, Kentucky. She was Nellie Martin, the daughter of William Porter Martin and Clarissa Higley Martin. With her father, sister and brother she came to Colorado in the early '70s. On September 27, 1876, she became the wife of James Bradley Orman, a rising young railroad contractor, the wedding taking place in this city which has ever since been the family home. During the long business and political career of her husband Mrs. Orman was at his side to sustain and encourage him, and the greatness of his career in the work of helping to transform the one-time wilderness of mountain and plain into a great and prosperous Commonwealth was in very large measure due to the encouragement the Empire builder received from the gentle little lady for whom Colorado mourns today. Mrs. Orman found time to take an active interest in the church, club, social and philanthropic life of her home community and of the state. She was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Mrs. Orman was a charter member and also the first Regent of the Pueblo chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; a charter member of the Hope Cottage Organization; a member of the Jane Jefferson Club, the McClelland Orphanage Association, and the Park Improvement Association. In her death the Southern Colorado Pioneer Association loses one of his best known and most honored members. With the coming of the great world war Mrs. Orman took an active interest in all the great relief and charitable enterprises which the war brought forward, and her ability was such that Gov. Julius C. Gunter named her as a member of his war council. Mrs. Orman was also chairman of the Allied Relief Committee, as well as a member of the Colorado State Council of Defense and of the Women's Council of Defense. Two great bereavements that were visited upon the pioneer gentlewoman during the past year are said to have contributed to the physical breakdown which culminated yesterday in her death. One of these was the death of her brother E. H. Martin, widely known Colorado pioneer, which occurred last March at Seattle. Following Mr. Martin's death Mrs. Orman went to California to be with her sister, Mrs. S. W. Morgan. The shock of her brother's death had told heavily upon the health of Mrs. Morgan, and in June, while Mrs. Orman was with her at San Diego, Mrs. Morgan passed away. Mrs. Orman came home ill from California and since that time her health had been such as to cause anxiety to her family and friends. Her condition failed to improve, and about a month ago it was realized that her death was probably soon to occur. Mrs. Orman is survived by her husband, and by her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Fred B. Orman, and their family. The funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Holy Trinity Church, Routt Avenue and Broadway. The honorary pall bearers will be former Gov. Alva Adams, Maj. George M. Damron, C. K. McHarg, George Holmes, George A. Marsh, G. Harvey Nuckolls, Thomas H. Devine, George L. L. Gann, and W. L. Graham. The active pallbearers and the flower bearers will be chosen from among the following: Alva B. Adams, Robert S. Gast, Harry A. Deuel, Eliot S. Ray, William W. Strickney, Mahlon D. Thatcher, George H. Sweeney, Ernest E. Withers, Benjamin Carlyle, Wilbur Newton, and Thomas A. Duke. Interment will be made on the family lot at Roselawn Burial Park. Pueblo Chieftain – January 28, 1918 – Funeral of Mrs. J. B. Orman Takes Place This Afternoon – Hundreds of Messages of Condolence Pour In From Over State – Messages of sympathy and condolences from persons in all parts of the state and in many walks of life came yesterday to the family of the late Mrs. James Bradley Orman, whose death occurred Saturday afternoon. Perhaps no death that has occurred here in a long time has been received over the state with deeper regret than that of Mrs. Orman, a lady who had endeared herself to thousands by her countless daily acts of kindness during the 40 years and more that she had lived in this city. The funeral of Mrs. Orman will occur this afternoon. There will be no services at the family home, 1900 Carteret Avenue, but friends of the family, active and honorary pall bearers, and the flower bearers will assemble at the home prior to 1:30 p.m. at which hour the cortège will move to Holy Trinity Church, corner of Routt Avenue and Broadway, where the funeral services will be held. The services will be conducted by Rev. A. P. Mack, rector of Holy Trinity Church. The interment will be made on the family lot at Roselawn.
Orman, William (Mrs.)
Mrs. William Orman - Rocky Mountain News - September 3, 1881 - Mrs. William Orman died of consumption in this city yesterday forenoon. The remains were embalmed and placed in an elegant casket by Undertaker Walley, who will this morning accompany the body to Pueblo for interment. The funeral will take place in that city Sunday afternoon.
Ormsby, Mary Adeline
Mary A. Ormsby - Wet Mountain Tribune - June 18, 1903 - Died June 8, 1903, at her home on the Muddy, Mary A., wife of McKean Ormsby, age 58 years, 2 months, and 17 days. The interment took place at the Ula Cemetery June 9, 1903. Mary A. Kellar was born in Elk County Pennsylvania, March 22, 1845, was married to McKean Ormsby April 12, 1861, from which union were born eleven children, two dying in infancy and are buried in Arapahoe County, four dying in childhood and are buried in the Ula Cemetery. Mrs. John Stipe, of Rosita, Mrs. A. J. Hanna of Westcliffe, Mrs. V. J. Smith, of Colorado Springs, Mr. R. M. Ormsby, of Parkham, Oklahoma, and Mr. W. L. Ormsby at the home place, with her aged husband are left to mourn the loss of a loving mother and affectionate wife. Mr. and Mrs. Ormsby came to Colorado in 1865, locating in Arapahoe Co., removing to Custer Co. in April 1872, where they have since resided. Card of Thanks - To the kind friends who assisted us so nobly in our late affliction in the sickness and death of our dear wife and mother, we wish to offer our heartfelt thankfulness. McKean Ormsby and Children. Local News: V. J. Smith and wife of Colorado Springs arrived here Monday to attend the obsequies of Mrs. Ormsby, the mother of Mrs. Smith, who died Sunday morning, and was buried Tuesday. Local News: The case of The State vs. McKean Ormsby was continued until next term, death and illness in the family of defendant making it impossible for him to appear. Contributor's Note: Mary Adeline Kellar (or Keller) Ormsby, father: Robert Kellar or Keller; married to Robert McKean (McKeen) Ormsby on April 12, 1861 in Pennsylvania; mother of Osta Margaret Ormsby Stipe. Cause of death: blood poisoning from an injury to the hand. Died in Huerfano County, just south of Custer County. She was listed as visiting there. Buried in Ula Cemetery, just west of Westcliffe off County Road 170. On October 7, 2002, Sandy Kline, great-granddaughter of Mary Ormsby, searched through the Ula Cemetery, but could not find a marker. Old graves were in bad shape and it appeared that large numbers of grave markers were missing. It was the information on the death certificate that verified the burial in the Ula Cemetery. Contributor's Note: For your information, her husband was not buried at Ula Cemetery. He moved to California to live with one of his daughters in his older years, died there in 1917, and buried there (Sacramento). Never remarried. Additional information supplied by Sandy Kline, great-granddaughter and researcher.
Orndoff, Conrad Sr.
Conrad “Connie” Orndoff Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2013 - Conrad “Connie” Orndoff Sr., 85, passed away Jan. 10, 2013. Viewing will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, followed by rosary recitation, both held at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Full notice to follow. Under the direction of T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home - January 10, 2013 - Conrad "Connie" Orndoff Sr., July 19, 1927 - January 10, 2013 - Conrad "Connie" Orndoff, Sr., 85, born July 19, 1927, in Leedey, Oklahoma; and went to be with the Lord on January 10, 2013. Survived by his children, Mary Lou (Don) Daub, Patricia Orndoff, and Conrad (Clare) Orndoff, Jr.; grandchildren, Milissa (Ed) Fitzpatrick, CJ Daub, Chelsea (Matt) Berckefeldt and Ryan Orndoff; step-great-grandson, Josh Fitzpatrick; great-granddaughter, Madison Berckefeldt; siblings, Wynona (Russell) Seely and Herchel Orndoff; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and relatives. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Virginia (2009); father, Cecil Orndoff; mother & step-father, Emma and Frank Cargill; and mother and father-in-law, Mary and Joe Clementi. Conrad served in the US Army during WWII, and went on to be the owner of Mesa Roofing for over 40 years. He was also a lifelong livestock producer; past member of Colorado Cattle Feeders; Elk Lodge #90; American Legion and the Knights of Columbus. Conrad enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. Memorial Contributions may be made in his memory to the St. Joseph Catholic Church Building Fund through the funeral home office. Viewing, 1-4 p.m., Sunday, January 13, 2013, followed by Rosary Recitation, both held at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m., Monday, January 14, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Under the direction of T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.
Orndoff, Virginia J.
Virginia J. Orndoff - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 2009 - Virginia J. Orndoff, 81, passed away Oct. 7, 2009. She was born July 31, 1928, in Pueblo. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Mary Clementi; sister, Phyllis Gursky; and mother-in-law, Emma Cargill. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Conrad Sr.; children, Mary Lou (Don) Daub, Patricia Orndoff, Conrad Jr. (Clare) Orndoff; grandchildren, Milissa Daub (Ed Fitzpatrick), C.J. Daub, Chelsea Orndoff (Matt Berckefeldt) and Ryan Orndoff; numerous aunts, cousins and other relatives; also survived by her beloved pet, Reggie. Virginia enjoyed fishing, camping, puzzle books and trips to Cripple Creek. She was the secretary/treasurer for American Legion No. 203 for many years and past member of St. Joseph Council of Catholic Women. In lieu of flowers and food, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association through the funeral home. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. today, Oct. 11, 2009, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, St. Joseph Catholic Church, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.
Annie Ornelas - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2013 - Annie Ornelas, 79, departed this life at home, surrounded by her family, on Feb. 6, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gabriel Ornelas Jr.; parents, Andy and Emelia Archuleta; brothers, Frutoso, Joseph and Raymond Archuleta; and grandsons, William Ornelas Jr. and Christopher Pacheco. Annie is survived by her loving husband, Archie Velasquez; children, Gina (Tom) Guerrero, Arlene (Rick) Martinez, Bill (Terrina) Ornelas, Tom (Yvette) Ornelas and Audra (Pete Valdez) Ornelas; siblings, Gilbert (Lorraine) Archuleta, Jennie Valdez and Caroline Romero; 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and numerous relatives and friends. Annie was completely devoted to her children and grandchildren. She loved Cripple Creek, dancing, socializing and had a great sense of humor. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Monday, Feb.11, 2013, at St. Joseph Parish. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. There will be a reception following the services at Zaragoza Hall.
Cecilia Ornelas - Pueblo Chieftain - March 3, 2013 - Cecilia Ornelas, 79, Laramie, Feb. 26. Montgomery-Stryker, Laramie. Montgomery-Stryker - March 3, 2013 - Cecilia Ornelas, 79, of Laramie, passed away to be with the Lord on February 26, 2013 in Laramie Wyoming. She is survived by her mother Juanita Gallegos, a daughter JoAnne Ornelas, grandchildren Alexandria and Jonathan Ornelas, great-grandchildren Nevaeh and Arcela Ornelas, a sister Eleanor Medina, brothers Don and Johnny Ornelas, and numerous nieces and nephews. Cecilia was an amazing daughter, mother, grandmother, nana, sister and friend. Those who knew her would say she was a strong and amazing woman. We will miss her and are thankful that she was in our lives for as long as she was. Rest in Peace our Angel. A celebratory of life to follow at a later date in Denver Co.
Orona, Danny E.
Danny E. Orona - Pueblo Chieftain - December 26, 2013 - Danny E. Orona, 76. Full notice later. Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 2013 - Danny E. Orona. Rosary, 6 p.m. today and Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, both at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Maxine Orona - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 2011 - Maxine Orona, 81, our beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend, passed away unexpectedly, April 12, 2011, at Parkview Medical Center. She was a lifetime Puebloan born January 7, 1930, to the union of Jake M. and Rose (Gallegos) Baca, both precede her in death along with her siblings; Jesus Baca, Ernie Baca, Diana Yallanardo, Maggie Santos and Jackie Roldan; in-laws, Frank and Ruth Orona; Edward Orona and Stanley Gutierrez and great-grandson, Carlos Sandoval. Maxine was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Catholic Council of Women, and Salt Creek Mother's Club. She was known as the “Coupon Educator” and “Chauffer”. She was a pillar of her community. Maxine was an excellent cook, a very generous and loving lady, she enjoyed spending quality time with her family, whom she loved dearly. Maxine is survived by her husband of 64 years, Frank Orona; her children, Linda Orona-Holcomb (Dean), Lorraine Orona-Boddie (Josh) and Rudy Orona (Maggie); sisters, Rosie Trujillo and Debbie Duran (Martin Herndon); nine grandchildren, Brandon (Renee) Boddie, Rayna Carrillo Sandoval (Loti), Trina Carrillo Sanchez, Gena Carrillo Rosales, Tina Orona Hoots (Brian), Natalie Orona Baldwin (George), Lisa Orona Mitchell (Charles), Frank Orona and John (Nicole) Carrillo; 11 great-grandchildren, Breanna L'Tae, Paula Ryan Sanchez, Frankie Maxine Sanchez, Justice Rosales, Sergio Sandoval, Anna Rose Baldwin, Nixon Carrillo, Maximus Sandoval, Graham Baldwin, Sloan Carrillo, Ronin Carrillo; several in-laws, Virginia Gutierrez, Dan (Lucille) Orona, Stella (Frank) Romero, Maria (Victor) Lopez, Phyllis (Tim) Roldan, Dickie Roldan; cousins; nieces; nephews and other relatives and friends. Rosary vigil 6 p.m., Sunday. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m., Monday, both services at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Father William Gleeson as celebrant. Interment Roselawn Cemetery.
Michael O'Rourke – Pueblo Chieftain – March 25, 1918 – Michael O'Rourke, age 74 years, died yesterday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mamie A. Murphy, at Baxter. Mr. O'Rourke came to Pueblo from Parsons, Kan., 10 days ago to visit his daughter en route to his home in Delta, Colo., where he had been engaged in farming for the past 20 years. He was in the best of health until a few days ago, when he was taken sick with la grippe. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Mamie A. Murphy, Baxter; J. S. O'Rourke, Delta, Colo.; Mrs. J. W. Hall, Parsons, Kan.; Mrs. R. C. Butler, Delta, Colo.; Michael O'Rourke, Honduras, South America, Mrs. Anna Prichard, Sawpit, Colo.; and Mrs. Agnes Prichard of Montrose, Colo. The remains will be forwarded today by the McCarthy Undertaking Company to Delta, Colo., for burial, accompanied by Mrs. R. C. Butler and Mrs. Mamie Murphy. Pueblo Chieftain – March 26, 1918 – The remains of Michael O'Rourke, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mamie Murphy at Baxter, were shipped to Delta, Colo., for interment yesterday morning by the McCarthy Undertaking Company.
Orozco, Nellie M.
Nellie M. Orozco - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 2010 - Nellie M. Orozco, 76, passed away Nov. 22, 2010. She is survived by her children, Laura (Jesus) Rodriguez, Amanda (Francisco Rojas) Sapienza, Phyllis (Pete) Sisneros, Phillip Orozco; grandchildren, Yolanda (Michael Zuniga) Elias, Leticia Elias, Yvonne Montoya, Charles Sapienza, Alysse Sapienza, Pedro (Deneane) Sisneros, Desiree (Jorge) Sisneros, Russell Orozco, Brittany Orozco; great-grandchildren, Anthony, Crystal, Destiny, Brandon, Janessa and Izsic Zuniga, Richard, Amanda, Ben, Bryon and Gabriel Landeros, Gabriella Montoya, Chloe and Timmy Sisneros and Syann Tafoya. She also is survived by her siblings, Hector Soto, Jessie Rodriguez, and Antonia Rodriguez. Nellie retired from St. Mary- Corwin Hospital as a nurse's aide after 25 years of service. She later volunteered as a grandma at Minnequa Elementary School. She was deeply loved and will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Monday with memorial service to follow, both at St. Francis Xavier Church.
Rafael Orozco-Rivero - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2009 - Rafael Orozco-Rivero, 62, born on April 16, 1946, passed away unexpectedly on March 4, 2009. Survived by his wife, Ann Orozco; and daughters, Toni (Jay) Orozco-Joyce and Alexandra (Maddy) Orozco; and two beloved grandsons, Dimitri and Jude. Also survived by his brothers, Antonio (Gloria) Orozco, Isadoro Orozco, Ingnacio (Martha) Orozco; and many family members and friends. Preceded in death by his father, Aurelio Orozco-Orozco. He was generous with his love for everyone and devotion to God. Viewing, 4 p.m. today, at the funeral home, followed by a rosary at 6 p.m. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Reception will follow at 3 p.m., Holy Rosary Parish, 2400 W. 22nd St. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.
Orphan, Lois Marian
Lois Mary Orphan – Pueblo Chieftain – August 8, 1917 – Lois Marian Orphan, age 11 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Orphan, died yesterday at the family home, 129 Block W from diphtheria. The funeral services will be private and will be held this morning at the Davis & Vories Chapel after which the body will be sent to Leadville for interment. Pueblo Chieftain – August 9, 1917 – The funeral of Lois Marian orphan was held yesterday morning from the Davis – Vories Chapel, with private services conducted by the Rev. F. A. Hatch, after which the body was sent to Leadville.
George Orphanos – Pueblo Chieftain – December 13, 1919 – George Orphanos, age one month, died at 1236 Elm St. Body at United. Pueblo Chieftain – December 16, 1919 – The funeral of George Orphanos was held yesterday morning at 10 o'clock from the Greek Orthodox Church. Burial was in Roselawn in charge of the United Undertaking Co.
Orr, George K.
George K. Orr - Trinidad Times Independent - June 8, 2010 - George K. Orr, 43, now sings with the angels. He passed away unexpectedly on June 6, 2010. George loved first his family; mom and dad, Gil and Tine; brothers, Patrick and Paul; baby sister, Cecilia (Daniel) Proietti; and nephew, Wee Master Owen (WEMO). He loved to call, and often did, his numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. George expressed his love of life through music, both cantering and singing in church choirs, and with friends at karaoke. George worked for 16 years at the Las Animas County Rehab Center in Trinidad. He recently accepted a position with the Colorado Department of Human Services, and moved to Denver. He took great enjoyment in his position there. We take comfort in knowing that George now rests in peace, surrounded by the love of God, his family (both immediate and extended) and his many friends. Rosary, 6:15 p.m. Saturday, June 12, 2010, in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo/ Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, June 14, 2010, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 1132 W. Oro Grande Dr., in Pueblo West. Friends are invited to join his family after the interment at the home of Gil and Tine Orr, 1010 S. Oraibi Ct, Pueblo West, Colo. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions in his name be made to St. Paul the Apostle's Building Fund, 1132 W. Oro Grande Dr., Pueblo West, CO 81007.
Orr, J. G. (Mrs.)
Mrs. J. G. Orr - Pueblo Chieftain - June 7, 1917 - Dies in California - Mrs. J. G. Orr, Well Known to Christian Endeavourers Here, Succumbs - Mrs. J. G. Orr, the wife of the Tenth Legion Superintended of the Colorado Christian Endeavor Union, died in California on Monday according to word received in Pueblo yesterday. The funeral will be held in Denver tomorrow. Mrs. Orr has visited in Pueblo a number of times and attended a rally of the Christian Endeavor Union last summer, at which time many of the local Endeavourers became acquainted with her.
Orr, James S.
James S. Orr - Pueblo Chieftain - June 3, 2009 - James S. Orr, 70, Walsenburg, May 30. Boies-Ortega, Walsenburg.
Orr, Mary Erma
Mary Erma Orr – Pueblo Chieftain – September 25, 1918 – Mary Erma Orr, age 32 years, wife of C. A. Orr, died at the family home, 109 West Adams Ave., after a lingering illness. She was of a kind disposition, of a Christian character, and beloved by all who knew her. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of this city. She leaves a husband, C. A. Orr and a daughter, Donna Maxime, two brothers, William James of Omaha, Neb., and Arthur James of Ala. The body is being cared for by the United Undertaking Company, and the funeral will be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain – September 26, 1918 – The funeral of Mary Erma Orr will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the United Funeral Home. Rev. Hugh T. Gary will conduct the services. Interment will be in the family lot in Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain – September 28, 1918 – The funeral of Mary Erma Orr was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the United Funeral Home. Rev. Hugh T. Gary conducted the services. Mrs. W. C. Codding, accompanied by Mrs. S. A. Dent, sang "Gathering Home," and "Only Remembered." The flower bearers were: Miss Cora Burnight, and Miss Ruth Ellingwood. The pallbearers were: A. D. Forbush, W. B. Stewart, Andrew McGovern, O. V. Hipps, R. S. Henderson, and C. B. Knight. Interment was in the family lot in Roselawn.
Orr, Patricia Ann
Patricia Ann Orr - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2013 - Patricia Ann Orr, 69, was called home Feb. 5, 2013. Preceded in death by parents Harold and Mary. Survived by brothers, Larry (Aggie), Pueblo, Ronald (Jodie), Avondale; nieces, Keli, Kendall; nephew, Eric; great-nephew, Logan; cousins, Betty Blomberg, David and Robert Orr; and many friends at the Azteca Apartments. Pat was loved and will be truly missed. Memorial service, 2 p.m., Feb. 14, 2013, Roselawn Chapel.
Patrick Orr - Pueblo Chieftain - June 2, 2011 - Patrick Orr, 43, departed this world unexpectedly on May 28, 2011. A loving and caring son, brother and uncle, Patrick was predeceased by his older brother, George (2010). He is survived by his loving family: mom and dad, Martine and Gilbert Orr; brother, Paul (Sandy); and sister, Cecilia (Dan) Proietti; his godson, Owen Proietti; little nephew, Parker Proietti; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Patrick enjoyed fishing and body building, but, most of all, loved to look through the family picture albums. Remarkably, he could remember many of the even smallest details of his earlier life. Patrick was a 1986 graduate of East High School, Pueblo, Colo., had attended Pikes Peak Community College, and most recently Pueblo Community College, where he was studying fire science. We take comfort in knowing that he now rests in peace in the arms of the God he loved so much and that he is surrounded by the love of his family, immediate and extended, along with that of the many friends who helped him through the struggles he endured in his lifetime. A service of remembrance and rosary will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel. A funeral Mass will be said at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 6, 2011, at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 1132 Oro Grande Drive, Pueblo West, followed immediately by interment at Imperial Gardens. Friends and family are invited to a reception at the family home following the interment. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions in Pat's name be made to Posada, 1010 N. Grand Ave., Pueblo, CO 81003.
Orr, Phyllis J.
Phyllis J. Orr - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2012 - Phyllis J. Orr, 79, passed away Nov. 24, 2012. Phyllis is survived by her husband of 60 years, Alvin “Al”; son, David (Sharon) Orr of Colorado Springs; siblings, Maurice “Punk” (Lorene) Ivey and Dolores “Dolly” (Jerry) Ward, all of Pueblo; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Maurice “Brick” and Edith Ivey; and son, Mark Orr. Phyllis was born May 2, 1933, in Pueblo. She enjoyed playing bridge and cross stitching. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, First Congregational UCC, 228 W. Evans Ave. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the church.
Orr, William Snyder
William Snyder Orr - Pueblo Indicator - May 1, 1920 - Avondale - The community sympathizes with Mr. and Mrs. William Orr in their loss of their baby, William Snyder Orr, following a long illness. Interment in Nepesta cemetery.
Orrill, Linda Sue
Linda Sue Orrill - Pueblo Chieftain - July 4, 2009 - Linda Sue Orrill, 58, formerly of La Junta, passed away after a courageous five-year battle with cancer on Thursday, July 2, 2009, at her Pueblo West home. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 5, 2009, and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2009, at Peacock Memorial Chapel of La Junta. Funeral service, noon Monday, July 6, 2009, La Junta United Methodist Church with Tina Velasquez of Pueblo West officiating. She was born Linda Sue Rush on June 12, 1951, in La Junta, Colo., to William Larry and Lois Jean (Eberhart) Rush. Linda married Robert Duane Orrill on Feb. 7, 1970, in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Linda spent her childhood in north La Junta. She graduated from La Junta High School, class of 1969. She attended Otero Junior College and received her associate's degree. She worked for Wal-Mart as a dedicated invoice clerk for nearly 20 years. Linda was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who made family her first priority. She enjoyed reading, spending time with her family and friends and gardening. She had a wonderful sense of humor and lived life to the fullest each day. She is survived by her beloved husband of 39 years, Robert Orrill of Pueblo West; daughters, ShawnDee (Michael) Ingo of Pueblo and Amber (Troy) Cunningham of Pueblo West; one grandson, Colton Ingo, who was the light of her life; brothers, Michael (Ginger) Rush and Larry (Linda) Rush; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Paula Malott, David (Susan) Malott, Danny Malott and Julie Malott; uncle, Robert (Ellen) Eberhart; aunts, Jeris Young and Donna (Jack) Duncan; Mabel Wingo; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; adopted family, Judy and Karen Heerschap, Melody Bryan and Jaime (Ron) Schwab; families-in-law, Shelly and Herb Critchett, and Fred and Arlene Ingo. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, William and Lois Rush; sister, Carol Rush; grandmother, Vevia Vanhook; grandfather, Arlie Eberhart; great-grandparents, Susie and Billy Suden; great-aunt, Marjorie Suden; Kenny Eberhart; brother-in-law, Steve Malott; and mother-in-law, Doris (Mike) Malott; and father-in-law, Robert (Evelyn) Orrill. The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Schmucker and staff, Dr. Johnson, Ramona and staff, Dr. Balizet, Dr. Archuleta, chemo nurses and staff, Frontier Hospice, and Gerald and Tina and the entire Wal-Mart staff. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so may make memorial contributions to the Frontier Hospice, 503 North Main, Suite 103W, Pueblo, CO 81003, direct or through the funeral home.
Master Sgt. Robert "Rob" Orta - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 2010 - Pueblo West Soldier Killed in Crash Recalled as Tough, Dedicated - National Guard Master Sgt. Robert Orta Had Served a Year in Afghanistan - At first glance, Master Sgt. Robert Orta looked like the tough soldier he was. Once you got to know him, though, his friends said Orta was a compassionate, caring, and loving husband, father, friend, and fellow soldier. "He had a tough facade, but Robert was a very dedicated father and husband. He was the most passionate man you'll ever meet. A great friend and great person," said Doug Busch, a longtime friend of Orta. Another friend, Randy Kennedy, said Orta was "a true person who believed in God first, then family and country." Orta, 37, died Monday in a multi-vehicle accident on La Veta Pass. The accident occurred when the vehicle Orta was driving went out of control on the icy highway while trying to pass a pickup truck hauling a trailer, and was struck broadside by an oncoming semitrailer about 16 miles east of Fort Garland. Orta lived in Pueblo West with his wife, Heather, and children Lexi, 11, Rhett, 10 and Cade, 5. A full-time soldier in the Colorado National Guard's 157th Infantry Division, Orta was on his way to Alamosa where he was helping to set up a new guard unit at the time of the accident. A passenger in Orta's vehicle, another National Guard soldier, Sgt. Arnold Harp, 32, of Colorado Springs, also was killed in the accident. Orta was a military brat but spent his high school years in Pueblo. He graduated in 1991 from Park Hill Christian Academy. He enlisted in the Army reserves in 1992 and crossed over to the active duty Army in 1994. He became a member of the Texas National Guard before joining the Colorado Guard in 1998. Orta was a recruiter for the National Guard in Pueblo and Canon City for several years before he was deployed to Afghanistan in 2007. He returned from Afghanistan in April 2008, and had been a platoon sergeant with the 157th Infantry unit based in Pueblo. Orta held the rank of sergeant first class but posthumously was promoted to the rank of master sergeant. Orta married his high school sweetheart, Heather, in 1997, and his friends said his life centered around his family. "We would go to camping trips together and on outings where he would not only teach the kids skills but also show them how much their lives have been blessed," said Busch. Kennedy said Orta would make special dates with each of his children, including an annual Valentine's Day dinner with his daughter, Lexi. Orta had coached his children's soccer teams, had been a past assistant coach at Pueblo West High School, and worked with the youth sports programs at Park Hill. He was an active member of Park Hill, where he had recently become a deacon. In addition to his wife and children, Orta is survived by his father, Andrew Orta of Trinidad; mother, Joy Lee of Texas; and two brothers. A memorial fund for Orta's children has been set up at Pueblo Government Agencies Federal Credit Union, 720 N. Greenwood Ave. Arrangements are being handled by Imperial Funeral Home. Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2010 - Master Sgt. Robert "Rob" Orta, 37, passed away March 15, 2010. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Saragossa Orta. Rob is survived by his wife, Heather Orta; children, Lexi, Rhett and Cade Orta; brothers, James (Stacy) and Aaron (Carrie) Orta; parents, Andrew and Joy Orta; grandmother, Willa Mae Orta; and numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and other family and friends. He served in the U.S. Army for 16 years, spending time in Afghanistan and Korea. Rob was an assistant coach for Pueblo West High School football and also for two soccer teams and was a deacon at Park Hill Baptist Church. He loved being with his family all the time. Funeral service, 10 a.m. today, Park Hill Baptist Church. A memorial fund has been set up in his name at Pueblo Government Agency Federal Credit Union. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.
Ortega, Angelina Mary
Angelina Mary Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 2009 - Angelina Mary Ortega, 79, homemaker passed away Nov. 9, 2009 at Pueblo Extended Care Center. She was born March 18, 1930 in La Veta. Preceded in death by her parents Conrado and Escolastica (Dorrance) Mascarenas, a brother John Mascarenas and her beloved husband of 49 wonderful years Ernesto Ortega who was a radio personality for Pueblo's first Spanish Radio stations, the former KAPI and KRNX. She enjoyed doing family events with her grand and great grandchildren. She leaves to cherish her memory her children; Ernest (Florence) Ortega, Shirley (Henry) Gonzales, Eugene (Windy) Ortega, Gary (Valerie) Ortega, Rosanne (Wayne) Padilla, a sister Elizabeth Gonzales; brother-in-law Tobias Ortega; 17 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Rosary vigil 7 p.m. Thursday Angelus Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Friday St. Leander Catholic Church. Interment Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Antonina 'Toni' Ortega - Trinidad Times Independent - August 11, 2012 - Antonina 'Toni' Ortega, Wife, mother, grandmother - With deep sadness we announce that Antonina (Toni) Ortega, loving wife, mother & grandmother, passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Aug. 5, 2012. Although we grieve deeply, our hearts are filled with joy that although she is absent from the body, she is present with the Lord! Antonina Ortega, 80, entered into eternal rest in Colorado Springs. She was born Jan. 21, 1932, in Valorso to Monico and Silveria Mestas. Toni married Arthur J. Ortega on March 11, 1950 in Raton, N.M. Toni and Art moved their family to Colorado Springs in 1961 where they resided until returning to Trinidad in 2004. Toni accepted Jesus Christ as her savior in 1973 and was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Among her interests, she loved to travel and attended many church conventions throughout the U.S. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Arthur, brothers Peter and Alex Mestas, and sisters Cecilia Valdez, Tilde Suazo, and Clara Montoya. Toni is survived by her three children Mae (Eligio) Cepeda, Neil Ortega and Mona (Reggie) Pantoya; grandchildren Leah & Solomon, Orlando & Joseph, and Jessi and Jonathan; and six great-grandchildren all of Colorado Springs. She is also survived by brothers Leonard Mestas and his wife Viola of Denver, Ben Mestas and his wife Mary of Trinidad; and Orlando Mestas of Williamsburg, sisters Helen Lopez and her husband Abel of Florence, and Bea Baca and her husband Tim of Williamsburg. Carrying her to rest will be Pallbearers Orlando Ortega, Joseph Ortega, Solomon Cepeda, Carlos Trujillo, Nathan Trujillo, and Amos Montoya. Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. While we look not at the things which are seen; but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. 2 Cor. 4:16, 18. We love you mother and will miss you so much, but know we will see you again real soon! Visitation was Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home, 335 E. Main St., Trinidad. Celebration of Life will follow at 7 p.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Chapel service will be Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Starkville Cemetery. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.
Ortega, Arthur Frank
Arthur Frank Ortega - The Chronicle-News - February 10, 2010 - Arthur Frank (Shadow) Ortega passed away on Feb.7, 2010. He was born to Eleuterio Ortega and Juanita Padilla on May 17, 1924, in Trinidad. At a young age he enlisted into the army in March 1941 and was first stationed at the Panama Canal. Once Pearl Harbor was attacked, he was then sent to Australia, then on to New Guinea and finally was part of the forces that occupied Japan after their surrender. He was a local business man owning several properties and operating Auturo's Restaurant and the Savoy Hotel and Café. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Alfonzo and Lutherio; sisters, Rosina and Amalia and his wife, Connie Vigil Ortega. He is survived by his brother, Alonso Ortega; his sister, Juanita George; three children, Steven (Carol) Ortega, Vince Blomquist and Twyla (Daniel) Sokolewicz; grandchildren, Carson (Elizabeth) Ortega, Steven (Michele) Ortega, Matthew (Carrie) Blomquist, Nathan (Terry) Greyman, Michael (Pamela) Blomquist, Dana (Aaron) Sokolewicz, Loren (Josh) Sokolewicz, Drew (Mandy) Borja; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He is also survived by Toni Mae (Montoya) Blomquist and many nieces and nephews that loved him as a father. He will be greatly missed by all the family and the many friends he made over the years. The pallbearers were the grandsons, Carson Ortega, Steven Ortega, Matthew Blomquist, Nathan Greyman, Michael Blomquist and Drew Borja. Honorary pallbearers were Raymond George, Arthur (Dody) Vigil and Edward Vigil. Funeral Mass was celebrated Thursday, Feb. 11, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Ortega, Arthur J.
Arthur J. Ortega - Trinidad Times Independent - May 25, 2007 - With deep sadness, we announce that Arthur J. Ortega, 78, loving husband, father, and grandfather passed into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 23, 2007, in Trinidad. We will miss him dearly, but our hearts are filled with joy that although he is absent from the body, he is present with the Lord. He was born September 3, 1928, in Starkville, to Romolo and Barbara (Shannon) Ortega. Arthur attended school in Starkville and joined the army for WW II by claiming he was older than he really was to allow him entry. After the car he married Antonia “Toni” Mestas in Raton, N.M. Arthur and Toni moved to Colorado Springs in 1961 and lived there until returning to Trinidad in 1004. While in Colorado Springs, he worked for Davis Brothers Wholesale and for the U. S. Postal Service for twenty years. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church and was born again in 1977. He loved all sports and was a Yankees and Broncos fan. He also loved to go fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Tony, Leo, and Jesse Ortega. He is survived by his wife Toni, Trinidad; son Neil Ortega, Northglenn, Colo.; daughters Mae (Lico) Cepeda, Colorado Springs; Mona (Reggie) Pantoya, Colorado Springs; grandchildren Leah and Solomon; Orlando and Joseph; Jessi and four great-grandchildren; brothers Joe (Mercy) Ortega, Denver; Edward “Peeps” Ortega, Denver; Leona (Sol) Fransua, Trinidad; and numerous nephews and nieces. Pallbearers will be Orlando Ortega, Joseph Ortega, Soloman Cepeda, Anthony Shannon, Larry Suazo, and Paul Valdez. Visitation will be Friday, May 25, 2007, from 3 - 7 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will follow the visitation at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Larry Davis and Rev. Nick Trujillo officiating. The funeral service will be Saturday, May 26 at 11 a.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home followed by a burial at the Starkville Cemetery. “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. While we look not at the things which are seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” We will miss you dad, but we know that we will see you again! The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.
Ortega, Aurora Mary
Aurora “Dora” Mary Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - October 5, 2012 - Aurora “Dora” Mary Ortega, 77, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 25, 2012. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.
Charles Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - April 3, 2013 - Charles Ortega, 74, went to be with the Lord on March 27, 2013. Preceded in death by father, Louie. Survived by his loving wife, Lupe; sons, Charles, Louis, Jesse, Ricky; sisters, Julie, Vicky; brothers, Lewis, Phillip, Isidoro, LeRoy, John. Charles loved hunting, fishing, camping and helping his boys with their boy toys. Service, 1 p.m. April 5, 2013, Roselawn Chapel, 1706 Roselawn Road. Interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery.
Connie Ortega - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - September 10, 2005 - Connie Ortega, age 79, died August 25, 2005 in Trinidad. CO. She was born May 2, 1926 in Trinidad, CO to Onesimo and Sylvia (DeAguero) Vigil. She graduated from Trinidad High School and attended Trinidad State Junior College. She was a business woman who owned and worked in a number of businesses including hotel, restaurant, tax service, grocery store owner and property management. She was united in marriage to Arthur "Shadow" Ortega in 1963. She loved her trips to Cripple Creek and Las Vegas. She was preceded in death by her parents and nephew John Hadad. She is survived by her husband Arthur, sons Steve (Carol) Ortega, Trinidad; Vincent Blomquist, Trinidad; daughter Twyla (Dan) Sokolowicz, Chicago, IL; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sisters Bernice V. (Leo) Hadad, Phoenix, AZ; Shirley V. (Joe V.) Quintana, Albuquerque, NM; nephews Joseph O. Quintana, Raymond I. Quintana; Stanley V. Quintana, nieces Terese Q. Hibbert and Denise Hadad and numerous other cousins. Pallbearers were Dave Armijo, Joe Chavez, Sal Velarde, Floyd Barela, Frank Velarde and Ray Lopez. Visitation was Sunday August 28 from 2 pm to 6 pm. A Rosary was held Monday August 29 at 9 am at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral mass was Monday August 29 at 10 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Tom Melancon, S.J., officiating. Burial followed at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements. Eugene Philpott, age 86, died September 6, 2005. He was born February 10, 1919 in Hoehne, CO, to Samuel and Grace (Osgood) Philpott. He graduated from Hoehne High School in 1937. Before he graduated his father died unexpectedly and he began ,what became, his life-long career in farming to help support the family. He met the love of his life, Teresa Enrietti and they were married on January 20, 1943 in Raton. They were never apart after they married. He enjoyed farm sales, cattle sales and shooting the bull. He was a practical joker all his life and loved to laugh. He was a great husband, father, grand-father and great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his father Sam in 1936 and his mother Grace in 1974. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Teresa; sons Paul (Valarie) Philpott, David (Rose) Philpott, Robert (Charlene) Philpott; daughters Peggy (Larry Whitefield), Janice (Timothy Quinn), Diane (Rick Phillips). Seventeen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins and special cousin Edward and Mary Tourge. Memorial service will be Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005 at 10 a.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. The family of Eugene Philpott has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.
Corrine Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 1999 - Corrine Ortega, 74, of Pueblo, passed away March 5, 1999, at home. A former Trinidad resident, Cora was born in Madrid, Colo., to Juan Benito and Placida Gonzales. Preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Max J. Ortega; and son, Joseph Max Ortega. Cora is survived by son, Tom; and daughter, Connie (Jim) Garcia; daughter-in-law, Linda Ortega; one sister, Francis (Don) Kidder; two brothers; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous other relatives. Cora and Max raised many foster children. She was a beautician, cake decorator and cook. Viewing will be Tuesday, March 9, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel followed by a memorial service at 6 p.m. and refreshments at the funeral home. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinidad followed by interment at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. (Changes in the obituary on March 9, 1999: Viewing at the funeral home today from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 6 p.m. in the Garden Chapel. Refreshments following in the reception room. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinidad, followed by interment at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Please note change of time for service in Trinidad.)
Ortega, Doris Elaine
Doris Elaine Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 2012 - Doris Elaine Ortega, 66, passed away peacefully on Aug. 17, 2012, with her family at her side. A lifetime Puebloan, she was born June 26, 1946, to the union of Doney and Martha (Martinez) Pineda. They both preceded her in death; along with step-dad, Arturo Ramirez-Guzman; a sister, Beatrice Ramos; husband, Joe Ortega; and sons, Joseph and Bernard Ortega. Elaine was a loving mother; her children referred to her as their best friend. She was nonjudgmental of anyone, always willing to give guidance. She is survived by her children, Kenneth (Cynthia) Ortega, Paula Ortega and Christine (Robert) Ortega, 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, several sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 3 p.m., with rosary at 6 p.m., both held Thursday at Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 1821 Yakima.
Genoveva Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2011 - Genoveva Ortega, 97, made her heavenly transition on Aug. 10, 2011, with her family at her bedside. She was born Jan. 3, 1914 , in Zacatecas, Mexico. She was precede in death by parents, Manuel and Soledad Nava; husband, the Rev. Cecilio Ortega; daughter, Benita Estorga; son, Gabriel Ortega; sister, Rita Rivera; brother, George Nava; two grandchildren, Nathan Martinez and Mark Gonzales; sons-in-law, Junior Ortiz, James Hernandez and the Rev. David Estorga. Survived by children, Cecilia (Mose), Isaac (Vera), Dorcas (Bob), Abrie (Louie), Becky (John), Ginger, Manuel and Salvadore (Janice); sister-in-law, Diane Nava; brother, Jose (Alice) Blackwood; 41 grandchildren, 120 great-grandchildren, 50 great-great-grandchildren, two great-great-great-grandchildren. She was blessed to have six generations in her family. In her younger years, she enjoyed playing bingo until the Lord changed her desires and church was a priority. She enjoyed spending quality time with her family and going to the Colorado State Fair, looking at all of the people and exhibits. She loved her strolls around the neighborhood and sitting out in the garden in the sun. She also was an excellent cook always wanted to make sure you ate when you came into her home. She was loved dearly and will be missed by all. Visitation, noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Angelus Chapel. Evening service, 6 p.m. Sunday and funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday; both at Agape Fellowship, 611 Broadway Ave., with her grandsons, Pastor Roman Ortiz and Levi Martinez officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
James Ortega – Pueblo Chieftain – November 2, 1918 – James Ortega, age 12 years, November 1. Pueblo Chieftain – November 2, 1918 – The remains of James Ortega, the young boy who accidentally shot himself, are being cared for at the Davis-Vories parlors. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Joe Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - April 5, 2010 - Joe Ortega, 85, passed away April 1, 2010. He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Jennie (Gallegos); his son, Robert Ortega; parents, Angelo and Ruth Ortega; brothers, Nick and Pete Ortega; sister, Ignacia Perez. Joe is survived by son, Nick Ortega, Bay Point, Calif.; daughter, Josephine (Ignacio) Garcia; sister, Catherine Gallegos; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren; and special friend, Andi Zahner. Joe retired from the Power Company after 45 years, he was a 32nd-degree Master Mason, a member of the Silver State Lodge No. 95, Scottish Rite, York Rite and the Al Kaly Shrine. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 5, 2010, family will receive friends between 6 and 7 p.m. Monday at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in Joe's memory to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.
Ortega, Joe E.
Joe E. Ortega - Denver Post - December 7, 2008 - Joe E. Ortega, 93, of Denver, born Las Animas County. Survived by loving wife, Lucy Vigil Ortega; sons Ken (Alice), and Leon; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson. Visitation Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008 from 5-7pm with Rosary beginning at 6pm. Mass of Christian Burial, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008 at 11am. All services at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 355 S. Navajo, Denver. Burial, Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
John Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 1917 - John, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ortega, died at the family home, 822 W. 4th Street, early yesterday morning. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence. Interment was in Roselawn in charge of the United Undertaking Company.
Ortega, Jose Ferney
Jose Ferney Ortega - Canon City Daily Record - December 17, 2010 - Jose Ferney Ortega, 84, passed away Dec. 14, 2010, in Florence. Jose was born in Walsenburg on April 23, 1926, to Jose and Adeline (Martinez) Ortega. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, 101st Airborne Division. On Sept. 18, 1948, Jose was united in marriage to Rose Chavez in Florence. He was a member and past Commander of the V.F.W. Lodge in Canon City. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing the harmonica. Jose is survived by his children, Cynthia (Wayne) Myers and Richard Corky (Liz) Ortega; five grandchildren, Nancy Myers Bosse, Shellie Martinez, Shauna Stewart, Aaron Ortega and Tianni Ortega; and five great-grandchildren, Riely, Analysia, Eden, Timothy and Jamen. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose; son, Leonard N. Ortega; parents; sister, Viola Rothmeier; and brother, Joe Ortega. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at the Holt Family Funeral Home in Canon City. Funeral Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at Holt Chapel of the Garden, with interment to follow at Mountain Vale Memorial Park in Canon City. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at National Processing Center, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516. Arrangements handled by Holt Family Funeral Home.
Margaret Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 2009 - Margaret Ortega, 84, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 25, 2009. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Manuel Ortega; children, Arnold Ortega, Georgia Trujillo, Tina Mondragon, Alice Montoya and Irene Montour; grandson, Richard Montour; son-in-law, Domingo Salinas; parents, Frank and Eva Sanchez; and sister, Stella Mares. Margaret is survived by her children, Mary Ann Salinas, Pauline Ortiz, Genevieve Hernandez, Gloria (Martin) Garcia, Terry Ortega, Leonard (Patricia) Ortega, Diana (Juan) Morales, Phillip Ortega and Ron (Anita) Ortega; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brother, Alfred Sanchez; sister, Bertha Martinez; and numerous nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. Rosary, 6 p.m. Sunday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Monday, Sacred Heart Church, Avondale. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at the church hall following interment. Memorial contributions may be made to Southern Colorado National Bank, 3595 Spaulding Ave., Pueblo, CO 81008.
Ortega, Maria Celina
Maria Celina (Sally) Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 2009 - Maria Celina (Sally) Ortega, 83, born on Aug. 31, 1926 in Trinchera, Colo. passed away on Oct. 10, 2009. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Santiago 'Jim” Ortega; sister, Alice Gonzales. Survived by her son, John Ortega, and daughter, Marianne Ortega; sisters, Lupe (Juan) Gonzales, and Margaret (Joe) Barela; special brother-in-law, Roberto Gonzales; grandchildren, John (Maria) Ortega, Lisa (Ben) Rivera, and Kevin Chavez; great-grandchildren, John Ortega III, Kelli Ortega, Jimmy Ortega, Janae Gonzales, Arthur Gonzales Jr., Aliah Rivera, Benji Reyes, Mykayla Chavez, and Justin Chavez; numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary service at St. Anne's Parish, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009. Funeral service at St. Anne's Parish, 11 a.m., Wednesday Oct. 14, 2009. Burial at Imperial Veterans court. Family will receive friends and loved ones following the burial at St. Anne's Parish, 2701 E. 12th St. Special thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Dialysis Fresenias, and Parkeview Homecare.
Ortega, Mary E.
Mary E. Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - November 24, 2011 - Mary E. Ortega, 84, passed away Nov. 19, 2011. Cremation, Roselawn.
Ortega, Pete Eugene
Pete Eugene Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 2009 - Pete Eugene Ortega, 64, of Walsenburg, died Aug. 16, 2009, in Pueblo, at Parkview Medical Center after battling heart and kidney failure. Pete is survived by his loving wife, Delphine; his children, Andrea (Luke) Trujillo, Christopher (Francisca Tafoya), Jessica Ortega and Jose (Regina) Baros; special sister and brother- in-law, Carol (Pete) Trujillo; nine grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, St. Mary Church in Walsenburg.
Ortega, Raeven Dawnjae Marie
Raeven Dawnjae Marie Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 2009 - Raeven Dawnjae Marie Ortega, Sept. 18, 2008 - June 14, 2009. Raeven is our little Rae of Sunshine, she was a gift from above and will truly be missed by everyone she shined her light on. Survived by her parents, Raquel Woroszylo and Rick Vigil; uncles, Carlos Vasquez, Stanley Woroszylo; grandparents, Andrea C. Trujillo, Luke Trujillo, Stan Woroszylo, Lawrence Rivera; nana, Vitalia Vasquez; great-grandparents, Delphine and Pete Ortega; numerous family members including aunties, uncles, many cousins and friends, that all will love her very much forever. Viewing, noon to 2 p.m. with service to follow at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2009, all at Angelus Chapel, 1102 E. Evans, Pueblo, CO. 81004. Dinner at 1714 Routt, Pueblo, Colo.
Ortega, Richard Clovis
Richard Clovis Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2009 - Richard Clovis Ortega, 66, passed away unexpectedly, April 14, 2009. He was born May 29, 1942, to the union of Clovis and Maria Emma (Vigil) Ortega, who both preceded him in death along with, sisters, Millie Consinero and Sophie Mares; nephews, Felix and Sammy Ortega and Joseph Rodriguez. Richard received awards in ROTC and wrestling, which he was fond of. He was a member of Mount Carmel Church and Ironworkers of America. Richard enjoyed the Broncos, wrestling, racing pigeons, taking his little buddy "T.D." for walks. Richard was a familiar face in the Bessemer area, where he was a handyman and custodian for several of the businesses, the last being the Angelus Funeral Home. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Thomas, Eddie, Chris, Richard, Stephanie and Jeanine; his siblings, Joe Ortega, Orlando J. Ortega, Margaret Chavez, Josephine Guerin, Patricia J. Velarde and Rose Trujillo; his beloved grandchildren, beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and a host of other relatives and friends, who are going to miss Richard's famous saying "Shuck and Jive." Visitation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both services at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church with Father Matthew Wertin as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
Ortega, Richard Jr.
Richard "Dicky" Ortega Jr. - Denver Post - May 9, 2008 - Richard "Dicky" Ortega Jr., retired U.S. Denver Mint. Served in the Army Paratroopers. Member of Mile High Anglers. He is preceded in death by parents Ricardo & Sadie; brother Libe. He is survived by brothers & sisters Rose Prado, Marvin, Cecilia Oswood, Johnny (Pat), Loretta (Tony) Llanos, LeRoy (Vi), Dorothy (Cy)Garcia, Eleanor, Arleen Rios; Six Goddaughters & numerous nieces & nephews. Visitation Mon. May 12, 2008 at 6 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial Tues. May 13, 2008 at 10 a.m. All services at St. Dominic Catholic Church 3053 W. 29th Ave. Denver, CO. Burial at Mt. Olivet.
Ruby Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - April 3, 2009 - Ruby Ortega, 81, passed away April 1, 2009. She is survived by her daughter, Lillian Roman; grandson, Raymond Roman; and numerous other relatives. Viewing, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, and funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, both at the funeral home. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.
Ortega, Salvador A.
Salvador A. Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - February 2, 2014 - Salvador A. Ortega, 60, passed away Jan. 31, 2014. Arrangements pending.
Ortega, Thomas Leo Ezekiel Jr.
Thomas “Chopper” Leo Ezekiel Ortega Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 9, 2009 - Thomas “Chopper” Leo Ezekiel Ortega Jr., 30, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 4, 2009. He was born Aug. 22, 1979, in Delta, Colo. Chopper is survived by his parents, Tom Ortega Sr. of Pueblo and Linda Ortega of El Paso, Texas. He also leaves to cherish his memory his children, Dante, Dasha, Damion, and Gage Ortega; the mother of his children and close friend, Amber Ortega; brothers, Tobias (Samantha) Ortega and their children, Gabriel and Elijah of Pueblo, Tony Hernandez and his son, Louie; and sister, Lisa Hernandez, all of El Paso, Texas. Chopper was passionate about the outdoors. He enjoyed car racing, mechanics and writing. Above all, he loved his family most. He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. Visitation, 6 to 8 p.m. today, Funeral & Cremation Care of Colorado Gathering Room, 44 E. Spaulding Ave., Pueblo West. Family and friends are invited to gather in Chopper's memory at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at Mineral Palace Park in Pueblo.
Tillie Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - February 5, 2013 - Tillie Ortega, 82, passed away Feb. 2, 2013. She is survived by her husband, Miguel Ortega; children, Sharon (Larry) Morales, Jeri (Ross) Garcia, Barbara (Vince) Perez, Mike (Anita) Ortega and Frank Ortega; as well as 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Tillie was a member of St. Leander Parish. She was a cook at Patti's Restaurant for 42 years. Tillie enjoyed working in her garden. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by the rosary recitation at 6 p.m., and funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, all at Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Online condolences. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Funeral Home.
Ortega, Tom P.
Tom P. Ortega - Colorado Springs Gazette - May 2, 1990 - Tom P. Ortega, 75, of Colorado Springs died Monday at a local hospital. He was a carpenter. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at the funeral home with the Rev. Glenn O. McPherson officiating. A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Alamosa Cemetery, Alamosa. Mr. Ortega was born Feb. 28, 1915, in Alamosa, to Homobono and Agripina (Jacquez) Ortega. He had lived in Colorado Springs several years and was a former resident of Alamosa. Mr. Ortega served in the Army during World War II and had received a Bronze Star. He was a Protestant. He was married in 1946 in Taos, N.M., to Cecilia Trujillo, who died in 1974. Mr. Ortega is survived by two stepdaughters, Juanita Espinosa of Albuquerque, N.M., and Shirley Jean Thomas of Colorado Springs; a brother, Edward of Los Angeles; a sister, Cora Montoya of Pueblo; and three grandchildren.
Ortega, Tommy L.
Tommy L. Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - December 4, 2013 - Tommy L. Ortega, 52, passed away Nov. 30, 2013. Tommy L. Ortega He was born Aug. 29, 1961. Preceded in death by twin sons, David and Joseph Serrano-Ortega; his father, Richard Ortega; grandparents, Leon and Marguerite Corpuz; uncle, Anthony “Shorty” Corpuz; stepfather, Rudy Sandoval. He is survived by his mother, Patricia Sandoval; son, Tomas (Christina) Ortega; and granddaughter, Tea; siblings, Robert (Deanna) Corpuz, Eddie Ortega, Chris (Mary) Ortega, Rick Ortega, Steph (Frank) Ortega, Gina Ortega, Kristine Maldonado; uncle, Ralph (Roxanne) Corpuz; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the services.
Dolores Ortego – Pueblo Chieftain – November 2, 1918 – Mrs. Dolores Ortego, age 103 years, Avondale, November 1. Pueblo Chieftain – November 2, 1918 – Mrs. Dolores Ortego, age 103 years, died at the home of her grandson, Peter Gonzales, at Avondale yesterday morning. She was born in N.M. and came to Colo. about 65 years ago, having lived in the Avondale community practically all that time. The funeral will be held this morning at 10 o'clock from the home. Interment in Huerfano Cemetery in charge of the McMinn Undertaking Co. Pueblo Chieftain – November 3, 1918 – The funeral of Dolores Ortego was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home at Avondale and was private. Interment was in Huerfano Cemetery in charge of the McMinn Undertaking Co.
Jesus Ortego – Pueblo Chieftain – November 19, 1919 – Jesus Ortego, age 107 years, died at a local hospital November 18; remains are at McCarthy's. Pueblo Chieftain – November 20, 1919 – Man Age 107 Years Dies in This City – Away back in the times when England and the United States were engaged in what we call the War of 1812, and while the Napoleonic War was raging across the seas, a life began in sun-kissed Spain which ended in Pueblo only 2 days ago. Jesus Ortego belonged to a good middle-class family in old Spain, and when he grew near the years of manhood he became a soldier and won distinction for valor on the field of battle. For this he was paid high honor by his high commanding officer, and this caused a jealousy among other members of the command, and to avoid trouble and humiliation, the young soldier left his native land and came to America; he located at Trinidad, and became an American citizen; for many years he was a miner, but when nearing the century mark in years he retired from active labor and came to Pueblo when he was 102 years old. Jesus Ortego leaves 8 sons and 3 daughters. There are 10 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and one great-great-granddaughter. Until sent to a hospital for better care, the old man was residing at 805 E. B St. Practically up to the day of his death, he possessed his faculties to a remarkable degree. His hearing and eyesight seemed but very little impaired, and his memory of the great events of the world for a full hundred years were remembered and often recounted by him. He was a man of medium height and weight and quite light complected. The body will be sent from McCarthy's parlors to Trinidad today for burial, the daughter and granddaughter will accompany. Pueblo Chieftain – November 21, 1919 – The body of Jesus Ortega was shipped yesterday to Trinidad by McCarthy.
Louis Ortego – Pueblo Chieftain – December 14, 1918 – Louis Ortego, 16 years, died at 315 Lampkin St., December 13. Body at McCarthy's. Pueblo Chieftain – December 15, 1918 – The funeral of Louis Ortego took place yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the McCarthy Funeral Chapel. Interment at Roselawn.
Loupe Ortego - Pueblo Chieftain - May 8, 1918 - Mrs. Loupe Ortego, aged 44 years, wife of Incarnaciope Ortego died yesterday at the family home, 818 West Fourth Street, following an illness of several weeks' duration. The remains were removed to the McCarthy Undertaking Parlors and the funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from Mt. Carmel Church. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain – May 10, 1918 – The funeral of Mrs. Loupe Ortego, beloved wife of A. Ortego, was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the late residence, 818 W. 4th St., and from Mt. Carmel Church at 2:30. Services were conducted by the Rev. Father Sorrentino and many friends attended the services. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. The interment was in Roselawn Cemetery under the direction of the McCarthy Undertaking Company.
Timothy Ortego - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 1917 - Timothy Ortego, well known resident of Walsenburg, Colo., passed away yesterday in the city following an illness of several weeks duration. He came to Pueblo several weeks ago for medical treatment but his condition was such that recovery was impossible. Mr. Ortego was 47 years of age and was in the employ of the Toltec mine at Walsenburg. The remains were removed to the McCarthy Undertaking parlors and forwarded last night to Walsenburg for interment. Mr. Ortego is survived by his wife who accompanied the remains.
Ortegon, Earnest Jr.
Earnest Ortegon Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 3, 2011 - Earnest Ortegon Jr., 49, passed away unexpectedly on June 26, 2011. He was born Oct. 28, 1961, in Garden City, Kan., to Earnest and Elesia (Wisar) Ortegon Sr. He was preceded in death by his father; and brother, Andy Ortegon. Earnest enjoyed being around and spending quality time with his family whom he loved dearly. He also had a big heart — he would help anybody in need. Earnest leaves to cherish his memories his mother, Elesia Wisar; his siblings, Mary Linda Valles, Peggy Ann Tarango, Virginia Ortegon, Robert Ortegon, Pauline Martinez and Juan R. Rodriguez; step-dad, Juan Rodriguez; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel, with the Rev. Frank Davied officiating.
Grace Ortegon - Pueblo Chieftain - January 2, 2011 - Grace Ortegon, 84, passed away Dec. 29, 2010. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.
Emilio Ortez – Pueblo Chieftain – February 4, 1918 – Wave Mexican Shooting Affairs Sweeps Pueblo – Whether or not the hot-blooded dark skinned sons of Poco Tiempo Land have a habit of running "hogwild" along about Groundhog Day and trying to cut and shoot their way through the neighborhood is not known, but certain it is that just now Pueblo is experiencing a wave of Mexican "fancy work" with pistols and daggers. Last Thursday Carlos Pallejo, incensed because his former common-law wife had married a man named Armez, shot Armez to death when he met him in the 800 block on W. 4th St. Pallejo escaped and has not yet been apprehended. Twenty-four hours after the Armez killing, Mike Lopez met his former friend, Alex Brastege in the Herman Mercantile Co.'s store on Northern Ave. Lopez invited Brastege out on the sidewalk, and then proceeded to inform Brastege that he, Lopez, was about to practice a little "vivisection" on Brastege. The latter did not take kindly to the idea, and forth with unlimbered his artillery. Lopez stopped. He is now in St. Mary's where he is said to have a good chance to recover in spite of the fact that two of the five bullets went clear through him. There is said to have been bad blood between the 2 men for some time, caused, the police say, by the attentions of both to a bewitchingly attractive little Spanish Señorita. Early Sunday morning, directly in front of the Vail Hotel on Grand Ave., Emilio Ortez, a Mexican who had incurred the enmity of two other Mexicans, was set upon by them and shot and stabbed so full of holes that he died at noon yesterday in a local hospital to which he had been rushed following the attack. The men said to be responsible for his death are held in the city jail, they having been apprehended about two hours after the shooting and stabbing of Ortez. Pueblo Chieftain – February 4, 1918 – Emilio Ortez, age 25 years, died at a local hospital yesterday. The remains are at Davis-Vories. Funeral will be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain – February 6, 1918 – Jury Charges Two Mexicans with Murdering Ortez – Andrino Laconi and Antonio Rodriguez were held by the coroner's jury for the murder of Emilio Ortez on the morning of February 3 at the corner of Grand and Victoria Avenues. An inquest on the death of Ortez was held at Davis & Vories Mortuary yesterday afternoon. According to the evidence presented at the inquest, Laconi shot Ortez while Ortez and Rodriguez were engaged in a fight. There was no evidence introduced to show who had stabbed Ortez, who was shot three times and stabbed four times during the fight. Ortez died Sunday noon. He was wounded Sunday morning at 12:05 o'clock. The most interesting testimony given at the inquest was that of Mrs. Rodriguez. The woman, a small, quick thinking and quick speaking Mexican, matched her wits against those of the prosecuting attorney, F. L. Taylor, and at all times her answers were directed toward shielding Laconi and Rodriguez and putting the blame for the fatal fight on Ortez. It has been charged by the police that Mrs. Rodriguez had lived with Ortez. Detective Baty testified at the inquest that Mrs. Rodriguez had told him of her life with Ortez which she described as a life of sorrow and abuse, claiming that Ortez failed to support her. Mrs. Rodriguez stated on the witness stand that she had been the common-law wife of Rodriguez for 15 months. She denied living with Ortez and stated that she never liked nor disliked him. She testified that Ortez had followed Rodriguez, herself, and Laconi and a woman whose name she did not know, from the Mexican dance at the 100 block on S. Union Ave., that Ortez had overtaken them at Grand and Victoria and had attacked Rodriguez with a knife. She said while Ortez and Rodriguez were struggling, Ortez struck at Laconi with the knife, and Laconi drew a pistol and shot Ortez three times. She said after being shot Ortez ran away and fell in the street in front of the Hotel Vail. Police officers testified that Laconi admitted after his arrest that he had fired the shots which killed Ortez. Before his death Ortez identified Laconi and Rodriguez as his assailants. Pueblo Chieftain – February 7, 1918 – The funeral of Emilio Ortez was held from the Mt. Carmel Church yesterday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment was made in Roselawn Cemetery in charge of Davis & Vories.
Frank Ortez – Pueblo Chieftain – November 4, 1918 – Frank Ortez, age 40 years, died at a local hospital yesterday afternoon of influenza. The body is at the McMinn parlors and the funeral will be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock from the McMinn Chapel. Services private. Interment in Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain – November 5, 1918 – Frank Ortez, age 40 years, died at a local hospital yesterday afternoon following a short illness of influenza. Funeral this morning at 10 o'clock from the McMinn Funeral Chapel. Services private. Interment in Roselawn.
Gilbert Ortez - Daily Camera - January 1, 2012 - Gilbert, son of Amelia and Isadore Ortez, Sr. was born May 23, 1923 in Trinidad, Colorado. He passed away December, 25, 2011. He resided at Balfour Retirement Community. Gilbert lived in Boulder for over 40 years. He served in the Navy during World War II. After serving he went on to University of Colorado for both Bachelor of Fine Arts and Masters of Art Degrees. He taught at both Elementary, High School and Adult Education before retiring after 37.9 years in the Denver Public School system. Preceding Gilbert in death was his wife of 34 years, Marilou Ortez. Gilbert leaves behind his only child, Gregory and his wife Joyce Ortez. Grandchildren Scott and his wife Julie, Charlotte and Sara Ortez. Great-grandchildren Lauren, Katherine and Christian Ortez as well as numerous friends at Balfour Retirement Community and many students. Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Scripture Service, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, 11:30 am. Both services at Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary. Interment, Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Salno Ortez - Yuma Pioneer - January 8, 1915 - One Dead in Bunk House Fight - Trinidad - As a result of a factional fight between Mexicans employed at the National Fuel Company's Royal mine, near Aguilar, Salno Ortez, who was shot in the stomach as he lay in bed, died at San Rafael hospital here. Three others Mexicans, Manuel Rojas, Salino Robles and Manuel Gomez, are in the county jail here charged with the shooting. A fifth Mexican is at the mine recovering from a gunshot wound in his foot.
Santos Ortez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 1999 - Our Past Century, 1918 - 1919 - Pueblo Goes to War and a Deadly Flu Strikes - They Made a Difference - Jefferson "Jeff" Evans - Just two weeks before President Woodrow Wilson visited Pueblo, Police Officer Jefferson "Jeff" Evans, 60, was beaten and shot to death about 1 a.m. on Sept. 13, 1919. Police arrested Jose Gonzales, 26, and Santos Ortez, 32, shortly afterwards when witnesses said the two men had been drinking in an illegal Peppersauce Bottoms saloon and killed Evans when he tried to arrest them. Having the alleged killers in jail triggered rumors of a lynching. About 10 p.m., police were lured away from the city jail by false alarms about a South Side shooting. Two dozen men then raided the jail and overpowered the two remaining guards. The mob wrestled Gonzales and Ortez into several cars and drove them to the Fourth Street bridge, where they were lynched.
Ortezes, Manuel (Mrs.)
Mrs. Manuel Ortezes - Pueblo Indicator - October 19, 1929 - Colorado News in Brief - Pueblo - Bodies of a woman and her daughter were found near Vineland, east of here, riddled with bullets. Life was not extinct in the older woman's body, but she died soon after being taken to a local hospital. The husband is being held. The victims were Mrs. Manuel Ortezes and her daughter, Virgie. Both had been shot several times with revolvers, wounds indicating guns of two calibers had been used.
Virgie Ortezes - Pueblo Indicator - October 19, 1929 - Colorado News in Brief - Pueblo - Bodies of a woman and her daughter were found near Vineland, east of here, riddled with bullets. Life was not extinct in the older woman's body, but she died soon after being taken to a local hospital. The husband is being held. The victims were Mrs. Manuel Ortezes and her daughter, Virgie. Both had been shot several times with revolvers, wounds indicating guns of two calibers had been used.
Orth, Frederick M.
Frederick M. Orth – Pueblo Chieftain – July 19, 1917 – Frederick M. Orth, age 49 years, passed away at a local hospital yesterday following and illness of short duration. The deceased was a member of the musicians Union and resided at Fostoria, Ohio. The remains were removed to the McCarthy Undertaking parlors. The funeral announcement will be made later. Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 1917 - the remains of Frederick M. Will be forwarded today by the McCarthy Undertaking Company Arcadia, Ohio for burial.
Orth, Rose Walcott
Mrs. Rose Walcott Orth – Pueblo Chieftain – November 3, 1918 – Influenza – Experiences with the pestilence at Trinidad have been much the same as in Pueblo, and probably no more severe, with the doctors and health authorities doing good work. Death of Mrs. Rose Walcott Orth after graduating from Trinidad high school, attended Colo. College. She has been prominently identified with every movement in war work, and was active in church and Sunday school. At Cripple Creek the county physician publishes a call for white rags, wherefore we conclude they are needed for something.
Ortivez, Michael E.
Michael E. Ortivez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2010 - Michael E. Ortivez, 71, passed away peacefully, with his family at his bedside on Sept. 23, 2010, in Aguilar, Colo.; he was born Nov. 27, 1938, in Gardner, Colo., to the union of Jose and Lupe (Martinez) Ortivez, who both precede him death, along with five brothers and four sisters. Michael served in the U.S. Army attaining the rank of E4. He retired Civil Service in USAFA. He enjoyed spending time with his family whom he loved dearly. Michael is survived by his children, Rose Ann (Paul) Ortivez, Michael E. (Sheri) Ortivez Jr., Edmund (Eloisa) Martinez and Raymond Martinez; siblings, Ursie Vialpando, Mary Ann (Larry) Ramirez and Richard Ortivez; 12 grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, to include Helen Ortiz. Special thanks to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for the care of our father. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday; both at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 611 Logan Ave., Father Uju Okeahialam, as celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Ortivez, Telesfora Ephina
Telesfora "Teddie" Ephina Ortivez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 1, 2014 - Telesfora “Teddie” Ephina Ortivez, 81, went to be with the Lord on April 27, 2014. Preceded in death by her husband, Ray P. Ortivez; son, Mike (Roberta); parents, Pete and Liz Trujillo; three brothers; four sisters. Teddie is survived by her sons, Joe (Nina), Dave (Shelli), Rick (Stephanie), Angel (Shirley) Ortivez; daughters, Rose (Dave) Barreras, Laverne Zarate, Yvonne (Levi) Lovato, Phyllis; sister, Mary (Lucas) Ortiviz; 21 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren. Teddie enjoyed all her grandchildren. She also enjoyed cooking for an army and it didn't take her long to whip up any meal. Her faith in God carried her on to fight the good fight of faith. Family and friends knew in their hearts to say, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, May 2, 2014, at Praise Assembly of God. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.
Ortiviz, Evangelina Lucianna
Evangelina Lucianna Ortiviz - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2012 - Evangelina Lucianna Ortiviz, infant, of Pueblo, Colo. Survived by parents, Lucas and Madeline Ortiviz; siblings, Laticia, Essance, Erika and Lucas. Preceded in death by siblings, Alyssa and Ezekiel. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
Ortiviz, Ezekiel Lucas
Ezekiel Lucas Ortiviz - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2009 - Ezekiel Lucas Ortiviz, 7 days old of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 23, 2009. He is survived by his parents, Lucas Ortiviz and Madeline Herrera; sisters, Laticia, Essance and Erika; grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Ezekiel was preceded in death by his sister, Alyssa Ortiviz; uncle, Ruben Ortiviz; and cousin, Victoria "Binky" Herrera. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.
Ortiz, Andres M.
Andres M. “Andy” Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 2011 - Andres M. “Andy” Ortiz, 22, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 6, 2011. Andy is preceded in death by his father, Michael Ortiz; and grandparents. Andy is survived by his mother, Andrea “DeeDee” Quintana; brother, T.J. (Angie Chavez) Koen; grandmother Ortiz; two nieces; special friend, Yolanda Medina; god-father, Jim Quintana; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, extended family and special friends. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Romero Family Funeral Home in Andy's name.
Ortiz, Anna Ermalinda
Anna Ermalinda Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - April 5, 2012 - Anna Ermalinda Ortiz, 76, of Walsenburg, died Tuesday, April 4, 2012. Rosary, 6 p.m. Sunday, April 8, 2012. Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 9, 2012, both at St. Mary Catholic Church, Walsenburg. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg.
Ortiz, Benito M.
Benito M. Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2011 - Benito M. Ortiz, 88, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 17, 2011. He was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Rena Ortiz; son-in-law, John Romero; grandchildren, Scott Ortiz and Eric Autobee; parents, Belisandro and Santanita Ortiz; stepfather-in-law, Pasqual Romero; mother-in-law, Margaret Payne; brothers, Filomeno, Eduardo, Dave and Vidal Ortiz; and sisters, Bertha, Ida and Eralia. Benito is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Grace Ida Ortiz; children, William (Faustina) Ortiz, Cathy Lucero, Joe Ortiz, Margie Romero, Lola (Bob) Autobee, Benito Ortiz Jr., Rick (Nancy) Ortiz and Jeff Ortiz; 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; brother, Chris Ortiz; special nephew and niece, Arnold and Jean Cisneros; special dog, Teddy; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Benito was born in Questa, N.M. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired after 30-plus years of employment at the Pueblo Army Depot. He was an outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish. Benito had his own barber shop at his home and never turned away a client. Benito was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather. He made friends with everyone. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Romero Chapel. Rosary, 6 p.m. Monday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday; both at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Cremation to follow. Family and friends will be received at the church hall following both services. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.
Braulio P. Ortiz - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - February 23, 2004 - Braulio P. Ortiz, 79, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, in Denver. He was born on March 30, 1924 to Telesforo and Panfilia (Padilla) Ortiz in Naranjtto, Puerto Rico. He married Theresa Cordova in November of 1954 in New York. He was a farmer in Puerto Rico and worked as a cook in New York before working as a handyman, painter, plumber and electrician. He was a jack-of-all trades. He was a wonderful son, brother, father and friend who loved life to the fullest. He was a great comedian and will never be forgotten. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Salvador, Juan, Eladio, and Piano Ortiz, and sister, Carmen Ortiz. He is survived by his wife Theresa, Denver; son Jesse (Miriam) Ortiz, Denver; daughters, Lilly (Felix) Ocasio, Aurora and Carmen (George) Tavares, Trinidad; brother Telesforo (Virginia) Ortiz, Puerto Rico; sister Alice Ortiz, New York; grandchildren Maria T. Ocasio, Daniel B. Ortiz, Sophia Tavares, Jesse C. Ortiz, Anna Ocasio and Alexandra Ortiz; great-grand child Jayden Ortiz; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Pallbearers will be Felix Ocasio, Jesse Ortiz, George Tavares, David Ortiz, Bobby Romero and Fernando Cordova. Visitation will be Monday, Feb. 23 from 2 - 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A Rosary will be Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 9 a.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Thomas Melancon, S.J., as the celebrant. Interment will be at the St. Anthony's Cemetery in Aguilar. The family of Braulio P. Ortiz has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.
Chantel Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2012 - Two teens die in early morning accident - The Colorado State Patrol has identified two teenagers who died as a result of a single-vehicle, rollover accident early this morning during a short pursuit involving the Colorado State Patrol. The accident occurred about 1:50 a.m. Chantel Ortiz, 16, died at the scene and Cameron Montoya, 18, who was driving the vehicle, later died at Parkview Medical Center. Both are from Pueblo. Three remaining passengers, two 14-year-old girls, and one 15-year-old girl, were transported Parkview Medical Center where they are being treated for serious injuries. Their names were not released. State Trooper Nate Reid said the vehicle, a 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander, was traveling at a high rate of speed and ran two stop lights on Pueblo Boulevard and U.S. 50 West. The car failed to negotiate a curve where the road turns to Wildhorse Road just north of U.S. 50 and rolled. Reid said three people were ejected from the vehicle. "The Pueblo Police Department called us and said that the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed on Colorado 45 (Pueblo Boulevard). A trooper closer to the vehicle attempted to stop it," Reed said. "The vehicle ran both of the lights at Highway 50 and continued northbound." Wildhorse Road veers to the left. Reid said the car failed to make the turn and lost control and rolled. Reid said the vehicle was stolen out of Colorado Springs. He said it has not been determined if alcohol was involved. Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2012 - Chantel Catarina Ortiz, 16, of Pueblo, May 28, 2012. Arrangements pending. Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 2012 - Chantel Catarina Ortiz, 16, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 28, 2012. She was preceded in death by her uncle, Joey Madrid; aunt, Michelle Martinez; and great-grandmother, Theresa Armijo. Chantel is survived by her parents, Nick Ortiz and Evette Iacabone; brothers, Damian and Nick; sisters, Michelle, Jaydyn and Rissa; nephew, Demetri; grandparents, Mary and Ben and Joey and Theresa; great-grandmother, Soraida Vigil; godparents, Grandpa Ben and Auntie Renee; close auntie, Raquel; and numerous other uncles, aunts, cousins, extended family and friends. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.
Ortiz, Delia Marie
Delia Marie Ortiz - Trinidad Times Independent - April 9, 2013 - Delia Marie Ortiz, Wife, mother, grandmother, sister - Delia Marie Ortiz, 92, passed away peacefully April 9, 2013, at the Trinidad Inn Nursing Home. She was born in Primero, Dec. 16, 1920, to Sierna (Holguin) and Pedro Sosa. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and loved caring for her family. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Jesus Ortiz, brothers and sisters. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Frank Ortiz, Trinidad, Robert (Ida) Ortiz, George Ortiz, both of Denver, Richard Sosa, Boulder, seven grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and other relatives. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 17, 2013, from 5-7 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation will follow with private inurnment at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Ortiz, Douglas Sr.
Douglas Ortiz Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 6, 2012 - Douglas Ortiz Sr., 63, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on June 1, 2012. Preceded in death by his grandmother, Soledad Sisneros; father, Polito Ortiz; mother, Sally Montoya; and sister, Floraine Inniss. Doug is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Mary Ortiz; children, Doug Ortiz Jr., Henry (Helen) Ortiz and Mark (Anne) Ortiz; grandchildren, Douglas Richard, David, Amanda, Dylan, Justin, Angellee, Kayli, Mark Jr. and Abel; seven great- grandchildren; siblings, Mary Griego, Gilbert Ortiz and Geneva Lucero; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. The family would like to extend its deepest appreciation to the Parkview Medical Center staff and Fresenius Dialysis, for the care given to Doug. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.
Eduvigen "Edith" Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - June 4, 2014 - Eduvigen “Edith” Ortiz, our dear mother, left this life and entered into Christ's care on the evening of May 30, 2014. Edith passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at the home of her daughter in Broomfield, Colo. Edith was the fifth of 11 children born to Luis and Bersabe Vigil in the beautiful Trujillo Creek Valley on April 12, 1918. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lucas Ortiz; and son, Joseph. She is survived by five children, Dave (Joy) Ortiz, Gerald (Precilla) Ortiz, Bertha (Ron) Montoya, Adelle (Doug) Millison and Audrey Ortiz. God's love flowed through her and her faith in Him was an example for 13 grandchildren, 35 great- grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Over the years, she served in the community as a nutrition aide for CSU-Extension, a volunteer fire maid, Aguilar Day coordinator and a member of the local sorority. In her churches, Mount Carmel of Trujillo Creek, St. Joseph of Gulnare, and mainly St. Anthony of Padua in Aguilar, she sang with the choir, taught catechism, led a group to clean the church, participated in church council, served as a Eucharistic Minister of Holy Communion at Mass and for the home-bound, helped with funeral dinners and was a member of the Catholic women's group of Southern Colorado. She always enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, embroidering, shopping, reading newspapers and spending time with her family and friends. Visitation will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 6, 2014, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 6, 2014, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Aguilar, Colo., with a rosary at 9:30 a.m. and Mass at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at the Trujillo Creek Community Cemetery.
Ortiz, Eric Ryan
Eric Ryan Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 2007 - Police continue investigations of East Side slaying - Police detectives were busy working Monday to determine who shot and killed a 27-year-old Pueblo man in an apparent home-invasion robbery at an East Side residence early Sunday. "From information from two individuals who were in the home at the time of the shooting, we are looking for at least four people," Deputy Chief John Ercul said Monday. "All the suspects had masks on, so right now we're trying to determine who they are." According to police, officers responded to the home at 1:27 a.m. Sunday. When officers arrived they found the victim, Eric Ryan Ortiz, who had been shot in the head, being attended to by rescue personnel. Ortiz was pronounced dead of a gunshot wound to the head, according to Pueblo County Coroner James Kramer. Ercul said Monday that witnesses told police there were four suspects, all wearing masks, who came into the home. He said at least one person knocked at the door and others entered the house through windows. Police haven't said whether Ortiz, who did not live at the house, answered the door. He said the suspects ransacked the home and dumped the purse of at least one of the victims who was at the home at the time. Ercul said it appeared that the suspects were trying to take some household items, but left before doing so. Ercul said Monday investigators still did not know what led to the shooting. No other occupants of the home were injured. "We're still questioning people, and I'd say we're still in the very early stages of the investigation," he said. "The detectives still have a lot of work ahead." Ercul said he did not know if the incident was gang-related. "He (Ortiz) has a history with us." Although no arrests have been made in the slaying, Ercul said residents should not be afraid, but instead be aware of who comes to their home. "There have been a number of home invasions (in the community), but most have been for a reason," he said. "We have not seen these happening on a regular basis and I can't say they won't happen to innocent people. I can say they are not that common." Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2007 - Eric Ryan Ortiz, 27, departed this life unexpectedly on Aug. 19, 2007. A lifetime Puebloan, Eric was born Sept. 5, 1979. He worked in the construction field, his passion in life was to draw and sketch, and he also was an avid water skier and loved spending time on the lake. Eric leaves to cherish his memory, Nana and Papu David and Angeline Ortiz Aragon; mother, Terry Medina; wife, Linda Ortiz; daughter, Destiny Ortiz; aunt, Roberta (Daniel) Guida; uncles, Brian Ortiz, David Ortiz, and Brian Christopher Ortiz. Eric's two special girls, Veronica and Angel Sandoval. Special friends, Tommy and Nora Phillips. Visitation, noon to 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, Pueblo Christian Center, with Pastor Orlando Vigil officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.
Ermalinda Ortiz - Huerfano Journal - April 19, 2012 - Ermalinda Ortiz, 76, of Walsenburg, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at University Park Care Center where she had been a patient since January. Ermalinda was born July 27, 1935 to the union of Juan and Mary Casias. She married Manuel Ortiz on June 14, 1952 and together they had six children. Her greatest joy was cooking and baking for special family gatherings. She also enjoyed traveling, gambling and getting dressed up to go out dancing. She was preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Mary Casias, her siblings, John, Dora and Daniel David Casias, her two great-grandchildren, Nevaeh and Anthony Michael. Ermalinda is survived by her children, Julie (George) Martinez, Leonard Ortiz, Sharon (Art) Ortiz, Lorraine (Louis) Montoya, Allen (Esther) Ortiz and Bryan (Cheryl) Ortiz; brother, Orlando (Rosie) Casias; grandchildren, Daniel, Christian, Lito, Robyn, Art, Chantel, Alaina, Bryanna and Mariah. She also had 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Also surviving are special friends, Cindy, Carrie, Frances, Clara Rose and Eursie and numerous nieces and nephews. Services were held at St. Mary Catholic Church with the Rosary at 6 pm Sunday, April 8, 2012, Funeral Mass at 10:30 am Monday, April 9, 2012. Burial was at North St. Mary Cemetery. Boies-Ortega Funeral Home in Walsenburg was in charge of services.
Ortiz, Freya Lynn
Freya Lynn Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2009 - Freya Lynn Ortiz, 68, passed away July 22, 2009. She is survived by her husband, Victor Ortiz; brother, David (Liz) Springer; children Susan Phillips, Amy (Mark) Martinez, Sean (Mary) Ortiz and Kirsten Ortiz; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She also is survived by her dearest friend, Pat Halverson; three sisters-in-law, Bernice Zamora, Chris Ortiz and Phyllis Ortiz; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Freya was a dedicated employee and friend to all at Pinelle's Bowlero Lanes for 21-plus years. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with a reception to follow at the family home. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Arrangements under the direction of Adrian Comer Funeral Home.
Robert Lee Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - December 1, 2013 - Robert Lee Ortiz passed away peacefully at home in Fresno, Calif., on Monday Nov. 18, 2013. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Filomeno and Andrea Ortiz; and a sister, Lucy Vigil. Survived by his beloved, Mary Esther; and children, Cynthia (David) Kenneke, Brandan (Jennese) Ortiz, Daryl Marshall, Paul (Dana) Anderson, Lisa (William) Quintana; and 20 grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Franklin (Roberta) Ortiz, William Ortiz, Dee (Bond) Brown, Sally (Dennis) Torres, Anthony Ortiz, Stanley Ortiz and Diana Ortiz; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Robert enjoyed fishing, watching wrestling and his dog, Lexi. Rosary, 7 p.m. Dec. 1, 2013, and Mass with military honors, 11 a.m. Dec. 2, 2013, both services will be at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Clovis, Calif.
Ortiz, Timothy Robert
Timothy Robert Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 2009 - Timothy Robert Ortiz, 56, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 11, 2009. Preceded in death by his mother, Carmen Ortiz; father, Michael Ortiz; stepfather, Antonio Chavez; father- and mother-in-law, Art and Linda Cordova; and brother, Mike Ortiz. He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Peggy Cordova-Ortiz; children, Tammy (Adam) Phillips, Tessa (Richard) Orduno, Joey (Kim) Ortiz, Timothy Ortiz II, Angela Rodriguez, Adrian Cordova, Michael (Stephanie) Cordova and Tiffany (Beto) Sandoval; grandchildren, Mathew, Dominic, Enrique, Isaiah, RJ, Vanessa, Mariah, Carino, Amaya, Emilio, Priscaes and Ciana Snow; special grandson and best friend, Little Beto; siblings, Mercedes (Santos) Granillo, Becky Ortiz, Lorraine (Art) Solis, Heidi (Gerald) Trujillo and Antonette Chavez; brother-in-law, John (Silva) Cordova; and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. Timothy worked at CF&I for 31 years. He loved to fish and go boating when he had his boat, "Peggy II." Family and friends will be received at Peggy's home prior to service. Rosary service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, with memorial service to follow at Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.
Ortiz, Victor Orlando
Victor Orlando Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 2013 - Victor Orlando Ortiz, 74, passed away April 20, 2013. Preceded in death by his wife, Freya. Survived by his children, Susan Phillips, Amy (Mark) Martinez, Sean (Mary) Ortiz and Kirsten Ortiz; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ana Luz, Christina and Phyllis; and numerous nieces and nephews. Loved by his friend and companion, Nadine Samberson. Victor retired from CF&I after 34 years. Family celebrating privately.
Bienvenido Ortiz-Cotre - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 2013 - Bienvenido Ortiz-Cotre, 75, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 21, 2013. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Agape Fellowship. Friends and family will be received at the church hall following service.
Ory, Henry Eugene
Henry Eugene Ory - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2008 - Henry Eugene Ory, 77, lost his battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) Dec. 28, 2007. He is survived by his wife and soul-mate of 35 years, Peggie Frey Ory; his son, Chris Ory; his stepson, Donivan (Sunshine) Sonnier. He was born to Valerie and Lucille Ory in Lake Charles, Louisiana on Jan. 21, 1930. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was ordained a Catholic Priest in 1960, serving in several Parishes in the Diocese of Lafayette, La. He resigned the priesthood in 1972, married and returned to Lake Charles. He graduated from McNeese State University with a BS in Psychology in 1972, and a BSN in 1984. He received a master's in Community Counseling from Adams State College in 1990. He moved with his family to Monte Vista, Colo., after accepting an RN position at Monte Vista Community Hospital. As a psych nurse, he practiced in Monte Vista, Alamosa, Walsenburg and Pueblo, before retiring at the age of 75. He was an avid golfer and loved playing at Elmwood and Walking Stick. He was a selfless, kind, considerate, compassionate and loving man with a quiet sense of humor. He was Chris' best friend. He will be greatly missed by the many people whose lives he touched. At his request, cremation has taken place, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Frontier Hospice of Pueblo through the funeral home.
H. Osaki - Pueblo Chieftain – January 3, 1918 – The funeral of H. Osaki will be held from the Davis-Vories Chapel this morning at 10 o'clock. Interment will be made in Roselawn Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain - January 4, 1918 - The funeral of H. Osaki was held yesterday morning at 10 o'clock in the Davis & Vories Chapel. Rev. Mr. Homma of the Japanese mission conducted the service. Interment was in Roselawn Cemetery.
Osborn, Charles H.
Charles H. Osborn - Trinidad Times Independent - October 5, 2012 - Charles H. Osborn, Railroad conductor, veteran - Charles H. Osborn, 78 passed away on Sept. 27, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Meadow Grove, Neb., Nov. 1, 1933, to Hazel and Clayton Osborn. He is proudly served his country as an MP in various areas including France. He was employed as a conductor o the C&S-BN Railroad for 35 years until his retirement. Charles loved to build rifles, hunt prairie dogs and visiting his very good friends, John Pitts, John DiGarbo, Jess Gibson, Ty Winter and all of his “Over the Hill Gang” and his many other friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hazel and Clayton Osborn, and daughter Robbie. Survivors are wife Georgia, of home address, son Time (Jennifer) Osborn, Denver, three stepchildren, five grandchildren and cousin Mike. At his request, cremation has taken place with private inurnment at a later date. A Celebration of Life was held on Oct.4, 2012. Courtesy of Comi Funeral Home.
Osborn, Cory Lynn
Cory Lynn Osborn - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2013 - Cory Lynn Osborn, 37, Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Pueblo, March 9. Good Earth Crematory, Bradenton, Fla. The Bradenton Herald - March 13, 2013 - Cory L. Osborn, of Bradenton formerly of Pueblo, Colorado; passed away on March 9, 2013; Private Service will be held; preceded by father Gary; he is survived by mother Bonnie Camp her fiancé Jimmie Knapp; brother Chad (Nikki) Osborn; niece Stormy and nephew Jed; several aunts and uncles.
Gene Osborn - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 2010 - Gene Osborn, 73, Lakewood, formerly of Pueblo, Sept. 22. Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary, Wheat Ridge.
Osborn, James J.
James J. Osborn – Pueblo Chieftain – October 12, 1917 – James J. Osborn, age 74 years, retired merchant of Moraine Park, Colorado, passed away at a local hospital yesterday. The deceased came to the city several months ago for medical treatment but failed to improve. He is survived by a wife and one son, H. L. Osborne of Moraine Park, Colorado. The remains will be sent to Winston, Iowa, for interment by the McCarthy Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 1917 - The body of James J. Osborn who died Thursday is being held at the McCarthy Undertaking parlors awaiting funeral arrangements. Pueblo Chieftain – October 14, 1917 – The body of James J. Osborn was forwarded yesterday afternoon to Colorado Springs for interment by the McCarthy Undertaking Company, accompanied by relatives.
Osborn, Jimmie R.
Jimmie (Jim) R. Osborn - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2012 - Jimmie (Jim) R. Osborn, 79, passed away on Dec. 26, 2012. Born in Chickasha, Okla., in 1933, Jim played the trumpet in the Chickasha High School band. While growing up in Chickasha, Jim met Marilyn MacAfee. High school sweethearts, Jim and Marilyn were married June 6, 1952. Jim proudly served in the Air Force, and attended college for a degree in electrical engineering. Jim and Marilyn moved to Pueblo in 1964. Self-employed and respected members of the business community, Jim and Marilyn lived in Pueblo until Marilyn's death in 2003. For the final 10 years of his life, Jim lived in Littleton, Colo., with his daughter, Susan. Jim was preceded in death by parents, Anna and June; wife, Marilyn; and brother Gene. Jim is survived by sister, Rita; daughter, Susan; and son, Robert. A good friend, loving husband and devoted father, Jim will be missed by family and friends alike. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in the Mountain View Chapel Mausoleum, 1315 Acero.
Osborne, Betty Lou
Betty Lou Osborne - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 2009 - Betty Lou Osborne, Sunrise March 4, 1931, Sunset June 10, 2009. Preceded in death by her parents, Murrell and Florence Pugh; and grandson, Shawn Osborne. Survived by her husband, Roy F. Osborne; son, Randy (Julie) Osborne; daughter, Sherri (Doug) Kaiser; and son, Curtis (Sandy) Osborne; six grandchildren; sisters, Margery Maltby, Alice (Don) Bloyd; brother, Dennis Pugh; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, June 20, 2009, Lake Avenue Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Betty's name to Lake Avenue Baptist Church. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.
Roy Osborne - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 2012 - Roy Osborne went to be with his Lord and Savior on Dec. 10, 2012. Roy was born April 12, 1929, in Lamar, Colo., to Amie and Pearl Osborne. Roy was preceded in death by his loving wife, Betty Lou; one sister, two brothers and one grandson. He is survived by two sisters; his daughter, Sherri (Doug) Kaiser; and sons, Randy (Julie) Osborne, Curtis (Sandy) Osborne; six grandkids and one great-granddaughter. He served his country proudly in the Korean War and retired from CF&I after 31 years. He was a faithful churchgoer at Lake Avenue Baptist Church and the Beulah Community Methodist Church. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Lake Avenue Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either church in Roy's name.
Osborne, Wayne L.
Wayne “Ozzy” L. Osborne - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 2012 - Wayne “Ozzy” L. Osborne, born Feb. 8, 1935, in Two Buttes, Colo., to Mr. and Mrs. A.F. and Pearl Osborne, passed away on May 9, 2012. He was the youngest of six children, Glen (Betty Lee), Ruth (Stan), Ruby (Jr. Cole), Roy (Betty Lou) and Jean (Scott). He is survived by his ex-wife, Bonnie; and their five children, Heidi, Gary (Kathy), Ricky (Hun Suk), Steve and Lavonne (David); 13 grandchildren; also numerous nieces and nephews. Wayne graduated from Canon City High School in 1953. He went on to serve in the Army and then worked and retired from the Pueblo CF&I. He spent most of his life in Pueblo. Wayne loved to garden, fish and spend time with his family. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2012 and funeral service, 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 16, 2012; both at Roselawn Funeral Home. Interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery.
Osburne, Jack M.
Jack M. Osburne - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2014 - Jack M. Osburne, age 82, longtime resident of Colorado Springs and Pueblo, passed away on Feb. 12, 2014, at home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earle and Myrtle Osburne; and brothers, Earle and Donald. Jack was born on March 25, 1931, in Birmingham, Ala. After graduating from high school, he joined the United States Air Force, stationed at Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, where he met and married Helen Hoagland on June 28, 1954. After leaving the military, he entered the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, graduating in 1960, and moved his now growing family to Pueblo, Colo., to begin his long career of private practice dentistry. While in Pueblo, he served as a member and president of City Council. Jack moved his dental practice to Colorado Springs, Colo., in 1985. After retiring, he began his second career creating Health Management Systems, a dental insurance company, which later partnered with Anthem. Jack was very proud of his membership in Colorado Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Academy of Dental Group Practice, American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. The love of his career was second only to the love of his surviving wife, Helen; and his children: son, Gregory; and daughters, Jacque (Bob) May, Cynthia (Dennis) Smith and Laurie (John) Twilbeck; along with nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Jack enjoyed the majestic mountains of Colorado and Utah, jeeping, ATV riding, camping and fishing. Jack was a friend and mentor to so many along his path through life. His presence and eternal optimism will be greatly missed. A casual celebration of his life is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, at Woodmen Valley Stone Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to National Jewish Health or a charity of your choice.
Garfield Osckel - Las Vegas Review Journal - October 9, 2011 - MSgt. Garfield M. Osckel, U.S. Air Force (ret.), a decorated veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars, born in Walsenburg, Colo., and a long-time Las Vegas resident, passed away Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, of natural causes, he was 85. Garfield and his family moved to Las Vegas in 1975 after his 27-year career in the Air Force, he became a postal delivery man for the U.S. Postal Service in Las Vegas until 1991. He was the eldest of eight children of Silvano and Emma Osckel. Garfield is survived by his loving wife, of 58 years, Armandina Flores Osckel and their three children, Sylvia Osckel Bush, her husband, Michael D. Bush, Michael R. Osckel, and Edward C. Osckel, and his wife, Tonya. He and Armandina have nine grandchildren, Christopher, Eric, and Michelle Bush, Mika Garcia, Izzalette Ruiz-Coranza, and James Osckel, Bryan, Alec and Garret Osckel; three great-grandchildren, Abilgail and Hayden Bush and Evalette Coranza. He is also survived by his sister, Emilia Luvella Atencio. Garfield is "Our Hero" and will be sorely missed. Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, with Rosary 3-4 p.m., in the chapel, both at Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St. Funeral services will be at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Buchanan Blvd. Boulder City. Donations should be made to Wounded Warriors Charity, in lieu of flowers.
Conception Osebro - Pueblo Chieftain – February 20, 1918 – Conception Osebro, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bitur Osebro, died the family residence, 914 Currie Ave., early yesterday morning. The funeral will be held at the residence this morning at 10 o'clock. The burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery in charge the Whiton Mortuary.
Osgood, Ernest H.
Ernest H. Osgood - Pueblo Indicator - July 10, 1915 - Ernest H. Osgood, 57, for fifteen years assistant postmaster at Pueblo, died of pneumonia.
Moryashu Oshamo - Pueblo Indicator - September 11, 1915 - An unidentified Japanese man, about 30 years old and believed to be Moryashu Oshamo, a large stockholder in a Japanese importing company of Denver, was killed by the Union Pacific limited about one mile north of Brighton.
O'Shaw, Jerrie Jean
Jerrie Jean (McGinty) O'Shaw - Pueblo Chieftain - December 3, 2011 - Jerrie Jean (McGinty) O'Shaw started running with the wolves on Nov. 30, 2011. Born May 14, 1930, to Earl and Hallie (Hunter) McGinty, the youngest of six children. Married Gordon L. Openshaw in Salt Lake City, Utah. After 21 years of dueling with breast cancer, she leaves memories with her children, Shanna (Gerald) Burton, Blake Openshaw, Trina (Rodney) Stimmel; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; as well as Gordon Openshaw. Thanks to the Fremont Regional Hospice, Custer County Cares about Cancer, Dr. Archuletta and the staff of Rocky Mountain Cancer Center, Jeanne Carey at Cowgirl Concierge; her caregivers, Jan, Cindy, Casey and Shelly. She was able to remain at home thanks to them and her daughter, Shanna. In lieu of flowers and food, please make contributions to the breast cancer charity of choice. Now we know we've got hearts - 'cuz they're breaking.
Clarence C.O. "Slim" Osleson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 4, 2011 - Clarence C.O. "Slim" Osleson, 88, passed on to his Lord's Mansion on Aug. 29, 2011, following a brief illness. He is survived by children, Curtis (Leilani) Osleson, Lisa (Jerry) Knafelc; special friend and caregiver, Darlene Smith; grandchildren, Charity (Randy) Levene, Jillian (Fonz) Maes, Erin Osleson, Jed and Jennah Knafelc; great-grandchildren, Makiyah, Dominique, Fonzie and Sakari; sister-in-law, Elna Johnson; brothers-in-law, Everette (Bessie) Christensen and Edward (Carol) Christensen; cousins, Carlton Vesterse, Delores Onstad, Dianne Allen, Gary (Julie) Lauritzen and Sharon (Bob) Inglett; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife, Erma; sister-in-law, Ruth (Elmer) Sagel; brothers-in-law, Bob Christensen and Loral Johnson; siblings, Melvin, Opal, Helen, Carol, Jerome and Odell; parents, Martin and Hilda Asleson. Born on Feb. 22, 1923, and raised on a farm in Spring Grove, Minn., Slim was a Pueblo resident since 1944. He served in the Army Air Corps as an aircraft electrician from 1943 to 1946, retired after 12 years from School District 60 in 1983, worked at King Lumber in cabinetry for 28 years prior; enjoyed the company and friendship of fellow members of American Legion Post No. 2, Eagles Lodge No. 145, Sons of Norway Lodge No. 6-107 C.S., Tabor Lutheran Church and SRDA Dining Room. Slim loved his family, his '56 Ford, country music, traveling by motor home across the country, visiting all 50 states and their capitals; always showed true patriotism, especially proud and grateful for the opportunity to take the Rocky Mountain Honor Flight in April 2011 for World War II veterans, known for his smile, laughter and Norwegian jokes, dedicated to a variety of community service activities. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011; both at Imperial Funeral Home. Cremation to follow with private family inurnment at a future date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Tabor Lutheran Church, American Legion Post No. 2 or Rocky Mountain Honor Flight. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.
Osleson, Erma Marie
Erma Marie Christensen Osleson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 2009 - Erma Marie Christensen Osleson was born Oct. 10, 1921, in Brush, Colo., to Agnes (Andersen) and Severt Christensen and went to be with our Lord on June 27, 2009. She graduated from Brush High School in 1939, and from Success Business College in Denver in 1940. She became a receptionist for a doctor, head cashier at Colorado General Hospital in Denver. She married Carl A. Peltzer on Sept. 3, 1944. They had two sons, Douglas Carl and Russel Dean. Carl passed away in 1982, and she married Clarence Osleson on Sept. 12, 1992, in Pueblo, Colo.; they made their home in Pueblo since that time. Erma was a member of Tabor Lutheran Church, Navy Mothers, served as state commander of Navy Mothers, was active in ladies' groups of the church and community service. She also was a member of Sons of Norway Lodge, F.O.E. No. 145 and the American Lodge Post No. 2. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband; sister, Ruth Sagel; and brothers-in-law, Loral Johnson and Elmer Sagel. She is survived by her husband, Clarence; two sons, Douglas Carl and Dr. Russel (Geraldine) Dean Peltzer; one stepson, Curtis (Leilani) Osleson; stepdaughter, Lisa (Jerry) Knafelc; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Everett (Bessie) Christensen of Limon, Colo., Edgar (Carol) Christensen and Robert Christensen of Australia; sister, Elna Johnson; and by many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Erma was a kind, loving person and loved by all who knew her. Special thanks to Sol Amor Hospice and the nursing home for their tender care. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Tabor Lutheran Church. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2009; funeral service with a reception to follow, 2 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2009, both held at Imperial Funeral Home. Cremation with inurnment, at 10 a.m. July 8. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.
Oss, Eleanor T.
Eleanor T. Oss - Pueblo Chieftain - December 2, 2011 - Eleanor T. Oss, age 88, passed away at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Pueblo, Colo., on Nov. 28, 2011. She was born in Hoehne, Colo., on Aug. 25, 1923, the daughter of Anna Maria (Guadagnoli) and Joe Veltri. On Oct. 6, 1946, Eleanor was united in marriage to Ralph J. Oss in Trinidad, Colo. Together with her husband, she helped on the family farm in the Hoehne area until she moved to Pueblo in 2005. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Eleanor loved caring for her family and enjoyed cooking and gardening. Preceding her in death were parents, Anna Maria and Joe Veltri; infant siblings, Albert, Albert Joseph, Joseph, Joseph A. and Adeline; siblings, Sarah Sacco, F.A. Veltri, Tony Veltri, Emma Veltri and Phillip Veltri. Survivors are her children, Lenny (Betty) Oss, Pueblo, Anna Marie (Frank) Cooper, Olathe, Colo., Bernadette (Jim) Warren, Pueblo; grandchildren, Tori (Alan) Spicola, Cori Jean (Cory) Spence, Charli (Mike) Tinlin, James (Dorothy) Warren III, Anthony (Prudence) Cooper, Julie (Gus) Hines, Gary (Mellanie) Cooper, Amber (Paul) Appleton, Sheila (Kevin) Zahm and Stephanie (Tyler) Weeks. She also is survived by great-grandchildren, Daytona Spicola, Ryan Cooper, Ben Cooper, Elizabeth Cooper, Bella Spence, Cash Spence, Tyler Spence, Chloe Appleton, Lauren Appleton, Knox Tinlin, Ashton Warren, Madeline Warren, twins Emily and Joy Cooper, Caleb Anzer, AJ Anzer, Sarin Weeks, Conner Weeks, Amanda Zahm, Shannon Zahm, Abigail Hines, Audrey Hines; brother, Victor (Mary Lou) Veltri, Salida; sisters, Mary Veltri, Trinidad, Josephine Aluise, Salida; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel, with Ann Klein and Peggy Griener officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jim Warren, Tom Berry, Frank Cooper, Anthony Cooper, Gary Cooper and Gus Hines. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Main Office, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005, in Eleanor's memory. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Tressa Ossola - Trinidad Times Independent - August 24, 2007 - Tressa Ossola, 92, went to be with the Lord August 19, 2007 in Pampa Texas. Tressa was born May 1, 1915 in Sopris, Colorado. She married Mike F. Ossola on Jan 7, 1940. He preceded her in death Sept. 26, 1973. She lived in Trinidad until 2001. Tressa was a strong Christian and loved by all. Preceded also in death were her parents; Ralph and Margaret Verga, 3 sisters, Katie Howard, Lucille Incitti, Dorothy Verga and 1 brother Charles Verga. Survivors include a son, Ralph Michael Ossola and Wife Myrna of Colorado Springs. A daughter Shirley A. Bullard and husband George of Pampa, Tx. 4 grandchildren, Jill Mohler of California, Travis Ossola of Denver, Gregory Bullard, Pampa and Bryan Bullard of Wichita Falls Texas. 4 great-grandchildren. She was loved by numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Wednesday August 22, 2007 at Mullare Murphy Funeral Home in Trinidad, Colorado. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 Thursday August 23, 2007 at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinidad Colorado. Burial will be at Catholic Cemetery. Memorial may be made to BSA Hospice 800 N. Sumner Pampa, Tx. 79065. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.
Elsie Oster - Davis Mortuary - September 2008 - Elsie Oster passed away Sept. 28, 2008 in Pueblo. Elsie was born June 15, 1916 in Loveland, Colorado to William and Caroline Ebel. She and her husband farmed and ranched in the Beulah area for 50 years before moving to Pueblo in 1995. Elsie was preceded in death by her husband Albert Oster in 1999 as well as a granddaughter Debra Oster. She was a wonderful wife and mother and will be sadly missed by her survivors who include her children Dale Oster, Wayne Oster, and Lauri Jones, all of Pueblo, 4 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. No public viewing or services are planned.
Osterholtz, Loretta N.
Loretta N. Osterholtz - Pueblo Chieftain - October 6, 2013 - Loretta N. Osterholtz, 93, of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 4, 2013. Born in Eldorado, Ill., Loretta lived in Pueblo for 4½ years and was a previous resident of Spanish Fort, Ala. Preceded in death by her husband, Emil. Survived by her sons, Richard (Deborah) and John (Dana); and grandson, Michael. Loretta was a member and elder of the Spanish Fort Presbyterian Church. Funeral services will be held in Eldorado, Ill.
Gretchen Osterhoudt - Durango Herald - January 5, 2004 - Gretchen Osterhoudt died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, in Durango. She was 91. Mrs. Osterhoudt was born Gretchen Marie Zierath on Dec. 13, 1911, in Sheboygan, Wis. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1933. She worked for Bucyrus-Erie in Milwaukee. She married Walter Osterhoudt on May 14, 1935, in Pittsburgh. The Osterhoudt family lived in Houston for 16 years. The family moved to Durango in 1951. Mrs. Osterhoudt was active in the American Association of University Women Animas Valley Grange Durango Petroleum Club Republican Party and P.E.O. "She was an enthusiastic advocate of high-quality education for everyone," said son Hans Osterhoudt. "She was a loving and very intelligent woman." She is survived by her sons, Hans Osterhoudt of Spenceport, N.Y., and Pete Osterhoudt of Walsenburg, three grandsons, David Osterhoudt of Rochester, N.Y.; Thomas Osterhoudt of Stafford, Va.; Curtis Osterhoudt of Pullman, Wash.; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Marian Zierath of Tiburon, Calif., and Charlotte Sirks of Riverside, Calif. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Hood Mortuary. The Rev. Myron Darmour will officiate. Memorial donations may be made to the Durango Foundation for Educational Excellence, 201 E. 12th St., Durango, CO 81301, or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Osterhout, Bobie Joy
Bobie Joy Osterhout - Pueblo Chieftain - May 15, 2011 - Bobie Joy Osterhout, 49, passed away May 9, 2011. Survived by her sons, Jon Steven Osterhout Jr. (fiancée, Ashley Scheid) of Pueblo and Joshua Ives Osterhout of San Diego, Calif.; mother, Esther Stewart; brothers, Larry, Paul and Jack Rose; and sister, Annie Stevens. Preceded in death by her husband, Jon Steven Osterhout Sr. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Service, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 19, 2011, Christian Growth Center, 1902 N. Hudson Ave., with the Rev. Paul Hicks officiating. Private interment, Friday, Ft. Logan National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Christian Growth Academy.
Timothy Osterhout - Bulletin - September 6, 2005 - Ryan Cappellucci, 46, of Trinidad, was sentenced Thursday to 18 months of supervised probation and was ordered to report to a Colorado Springs Salvation Army Substance Abuse Treatment Program on September 21st. Cappellucci had been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his former roommate, Tim Osterhout, September 9, 2004. However, those charges were dropped against Cappellucci earlier this year due to a lack of evidence. Cappellucci was held for 7 months on the charges but was released when the charges were dropped, only to be arrested again and charged with criminal trespass in April for allegedly trying to steal items out of a vehicle. Cappellucci has been in custody since April on the new charge. Las Animas County District Court Judge George Newnam gave Cappellucci 90 days in jail, but credited him with time already served. A jury trial has been set for January for Tony Tafoya, who, along with his sister Iyisha, has been charged with Osterhout's death. Trinidad Times Independent - January 17, 2006 - Victim's Mother Not Happy with Plea Deal in Hit-and-Run Death - The last of three suspects arrested in the Sept. 9, 2004, hit-and-run death of Timothy Osterhout has entered a plea of guilty - not to murder but to assault and being an accessory to a crime - something the victim's mother emphatically objected to during a plea hearing in District Court last week. Tony Tafoya, 25, is scheduled for sentencing on Feb. 23, and faces a possible six-year prison term. A scheduled trial was vacated. During the victim's impact portion of the January 13 hearing, Modean Osterhout, the victim's mother, pleaded with the court not to accept the plea deal brokered by District Attorney Lee Hawke and defense attorney Glenn Davis. “I do not want you to accept this plea," Mrs. Osterhout said. “I would rather you go with a jury trial. This young man stated time and time again he murdered my son…this was botched from the word go. He killed my son. My son had a right to live.” District Judge George Newnam expressed sympathy for the grieving mother, but said the plea disposition in the case was acceptable on its face.” Following the hearing, Mrs. Osterhout told The Times Independent, “We're very unhappy about this. He's confessed several times and they say they have no evidence. What proof do you have to have?” Hawke told the court, “This is a very unusual case to look at; to comprehend…The CBI investigation indicated that Mr. Tafoya did not kill Mr. Osterhout, they only had a confrontation. There was nothing in the investigation indicating that Tony Tafoya killed Mr. Osterhout. Given the circumstances, this is an appropriate disposition of this case.” Davis, echoing Hawke's statements, told the court, “Mr. Tafoya did admit to engaging in a fight with Mr. Osterhout.” Tafoya's sister Iyisha, 23, pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder last fall on the one-year anniversary of Osterhout's death, and was sentenced to 12 years in prison. In a taped interview with authorities, she acknowledged being the driver of the car the night Osterhout was killed, but her admissions fell far short of an actual confession to Osterhout's hit and run death according to her attorney, Rudy Reveles. In fact, Reveles attempted to talk his client out of pleading guilty in the case last fall. A third defendant, Heather Norris, 20, received a deferred sentence in the case after entering a guilty plea to accessory to a crime last year. The events leading up to the hit and run death of Osterhout, 45, read like a murder mystery or movie script. From the beginning, law enforcement authorities were convinced that Osterhout was killed because he was witness to what the defendants believed was the beating and stabbing death of Ryan Cappellucci earlier in the evening of September 9, 2004 - that the motive was to eliminate a witness to the act. Cappellucci, 45, was the leading suspect in Osterhout's death for several months until the Tafoyas and Norris were arrested in March 2005. Charges were dismissed against Cappellucci last July after his attorney, Les Downs, repeatedly state in court that the authorities “have the wrong guy.” According to affidavits and reports on file in District Court compiled by various law enforcement agencies, several people gathered for a barbecue at Osterhout's trailer on County Road 71.1 on the night of his death. At one point during the gathering Cappellucci became involved in an argument with Traci Anderson, and began choking her. Tony and Iyisha intervened - Tony striking Cappellucci over the head with a log, and Iyisha stabbing him. After leaving him for dead, the Tafoyas, Anderson, Norris, and Osterhout climbed into Iyisha's car and drove Anderson home. After deciding to return to Osterhout's trailer, the victim and Tony Tafoya became engaged in an argument and fight in the back seat of the car. Norris was driving and was ordered to stop the car at which time everyone exited the vehicle about a mile north of the fairgrounds. Tony and Osterhout fought at the roadside while Iyisha kicked Osterhout. Tony dropped Osterhout onto the road and the trio climbed back into the car with Iyisha driving. During a taped interview with authorities, remarkable for its candor, Iyisha, in answer to a question on why such violence was used against Osterhout, said, “Tony was mad. He said we had to get rid of Tim because he knew what happened to Ryan. Everybody thought Ryan was dead.” She said Tony was trying to snap Osterhout's neck. “Tony kept hitting him and he looked like he snapped his neck and I freaked out and got in the car and drove off," Iyisha said. She said it was Tony who told authorities that she backed the car up over Osterhout. “I went up here and turned around and I don't know if I hit him or not. I just wanted to get out of there…Tony said we had to get rid of Tim because he saw what happened to Ryan. I drove pretty fast.” In response to questioning by Detective Ralph Gagliardi, Iyisha said, “I tried to put it in drive and it went into reverse, and I put it into drive and drove off.” She then described running over Tim “like running over rocks, like a gravel road…I did feel something, but I don't know if it was the ditch.” She said, “The car didn't raise up. I didn't hit him. I swear I didn't.” The trio then went to the home of friends, who accompanied them to the Spot Free Car Wash where the car was cleaned, washing off all the blood. The knife used to stab Cappellucci was discarded in a drainpipe nearby. “It's already known that I'm going to get screwed for the whole thing and I'm not the one who wanted it to happen," Iyisha lamented on the tape. “Everyone's trying to blame it on me. It was Tony who wanted it.” Under Gagliardi's questioning, Iyisha at one point became tearful saying, “You keep on bringing it up over and over again and making me relive it.” She later said, “I don't feel like it's all my fault. I feel like Tony pushed it. Everywhere he goes someone ends up dead and I don't think it's fair.” She concluded her statements by saying that she believes Osterhout was dead before he got hit with the car - that he died as a result of being choked by Tony, and having his neck snapped. “I had no intention of hitting him,” she said.
William Osterhout – Pueblo Chieftain – November 1, 1918 – Word was received in this city yesterday announcing the death of William Osterhout, age 20 years. Mr. Osterhout was born and raised in this city and went to Nitro, West Virginia, only three weeks ago to accept a position. He is survived by his father, mother, two brothers, and three sisters, all of this city. He was a member of the Tribe of Ben Hur. Funeral announcement will be made later by the McCarthy Undertaking Co. Pueblo Chieftain – November 8, 1918 – The body of William Osterhout arrived in this city yesterday from Nitro, West Virginia. The funeral will take place Saturday afternoon at 1:30 in the McCarthy Funeral Chapel. Interment in the family plot in Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain – November 9, 1918 – The funeral of William Osterhout will take place this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in the McCarthy Funeral Chapel. Rev. Frank E. Eden will conduct private services. The interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery.
Apolonio “Paul” Otero - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2010 - Apolonio “Paul” Otero, 72, passed away in the presence of his family Nov. 15, 2010. He was born April 10, 1938, in Clayton, N.M. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Seferino and Juanita Otero; and his brother, Robert Martinez. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Martha Otero; sons, Seb (CeAnne) Otero, Russ (Tammie) Cortez; daughters, Carla (Kelly) Otero, Paula (Ray) Bachicha and Anna Hudson; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers and five sisters. He also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. Paul loved hunting, fishing, four-wheeling, horses, sports and auto racing. He served in the Army Air Corps from 1956-60 and retired from West 29th Street Auto. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project through the funeral home office. Visitation, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday; funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, both at Imperial Funeral Home.
Maria E. “Elsie” Otero - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 2014 - Maria E. “Elsie” Otero, 72, of Pueblo, April 12, 2014. Arrangements pending. Full notice Wednesday. Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 2014 - Maria E. “Elsie” Otero, 72, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 12, 2014. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2014 - Maria E. “Elsie” Otero, 72. Memorial service, 2 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.
Donald Otis - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 2011 - Donald Otis, 79, passed away April 12, 2011. Born in Cozad, Neb. He served in the Navy at 17 years old, followed by dental school at the University of Nebraska. He received his public health degree from the University of Minnesota. He held a private practice in Monte Vista for two years before moving to Pueblo to serve as chief of dentistry at the Colorado State Hospital. He then joined the Naval Reserves in Pueblo. He is survived by his wife, Velma; daughter, Becky (Mark); grandchildren, Samantha, Russell, Matthew (Jennifer), Hailey and Courtney. Memorial service, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment will follow. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.
John Otsen - The LaVeta Advertiser - August 18, 1914 - Word was received here a few days ago of the death of John Otsen at San Francisco. The remains were brought to Denver for burial accompanied by Will and Helen Otsen, who live in California. Mr. Otsen, the father, who lives in Michigan, was also at the funeral. Many old timers in La Veta will remember the Otsen family. Mr. Otsen was for a time interested in the flour mill here.
Joseph Ottati “Augie”- Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2013 - Joseph Ottati “Augie”, 95, peacefully passed away on May 8, 2013, in Portland, Maine. He is survived by his wife, Mary; his daughter, Diane (Richard) Shane. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall in Pueblo. Cards may be sent to Diane Shane at 22 Peterson Road, Westbrook, Maine 04092. Please visit www.jonesrichandhutchins.com for additional information.
Otte, Dolores Taylor
Dolores “Dee” Taylor Otte - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 2011 - Dolores “Dee” Taylor Otte, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on May 19, 2011. Dolores was born Nov. 28, 1932, in Chicago, Ill. Dolores and Walter Otte were married July 21, 1950, in Beatrice, Neb. and celebrated 60 years of marriage last July. Dolores retired from the Colorado State Hospital in 1991, after 28 years of service. Dolores is survived by her loving husband, Walter; children, Debi (Larry) Holestine, Alan (Kim) Otte, Robert Otte and Bruce (Diana) Otte; grandchildren, Brian (Susan) Holestine, Jodee (Michael) DeRose, Kevin (Lynsie) Holestine, Ashley Otte and Tyler Otte; great-grandchildren, Sofia, Conner and Mason; sister, LaVina Genrich; and several nieces and nephews. Dolores was the daughter of Walker and Pearl Westphal Taylor who preceded her in death, as well as special grandparents, Hulda and Joseph Van Hemert; and brother, Bill Taylor. A gathering to celebrate her life will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Pueblo West Fire Station #3, 729 E. Gold (McCulloch and Gold). Please park in rear of station. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo, Patient Fund, through the funeral home.
Otten, Virginia Lee
Virginia "Ginny" Lee Smith Otten - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2011 - Virginia "Ginny" Lee Smith Otten, 84, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2011, at the Life Care Center of Pueblo. She was born March 2, 1927, in Pueblo, Colo., to Oren Franklin and Jennie Smith. She was the youngest and last surviving child of six girls. She graduated from Centennial High School in 1945, where she was a majorette, active in numerous clubs and voted most popular senior girl. She married her high school sweetheart, George "Dusty" Earl Otten on July 19, 1947, after he returned from service in World War II. During their marriage of 35 years they had eight children. She is survived by "Dusty"; and their children, Belva (Jim) Shaffer of Pueblo, Colo., Darrell (Cathy) Otten of Farmington, N.M., Carolyn (John) DiFalco of Fort Collins, Colo., Doug (Shannon) Otten and Chris Otten; both of Golden, Colo., Steve (Deb) Otten of Durango, Colo., Cheryl Yost of Firestone, Colo. and Deann Fischer of Amarillo, Texas; and 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Ginny, a fervent Catholic, was most happy when surrounded by her large family on holidays and other special occasions. She was a loving, devoted mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed by all. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, April 21, 2011, George McCarthy Chapel, 401 Broadway, Pueblo, Colo. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral home.
Ottersberg, Margaret Elaine
Margaret Elaine Ottersberg - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2013 - Margaret Elaine Ottersberg. Born on Aug. 31, 1924, in Newman Grove, Neb., passed away Jan. 27, 2013, in Pueblo, Colo. She married William Ottersberg in Plattsmouth, Neb., on Aug. 10, 1948. Preceded in death by her husband, Bill; parents, Fred Irvin and Mary Alice Rea; siblings, Anne Marie Ossenkop, Alice Lipscomb, Robert Rea, Sister Sheila Rea, OSB, Richard Rea, John Rea, Elizabeth Rea; and son, Robert. Survived by her children, Dan, Martin (Jody), Jeff, Sue (Dennis) Haslinger, Mary (Max) Vermersch, William Jr., John (Rick), Janet and Steve (Nasha); her grandchildren, Brock, Landon, Mac, Kylie, Blake (Tina), Brian (Carolyn), Rob, Dora, David, Lina, Thomas, Leslie, Craig and Lauren; her great-grandchildren, Madison, Mason, Olivia, Carter and Andrew; her sister-in-law, Eileen Neddenriep; cousins, Ruth McDonald, Bonda (Annette) Davis and Rusty (Corinne) Davis; and numerous nieces and nephews. Margaret's schooling included Plattsmouth High School and Peru State (Nebraska). Margaret was a member of St. Patrick's/St. Mary's Parish. She took great joy in Crochet Club, square dancing, bridge clubs, camping, reunions and traveling with her family. The family extends its gratitude to Father Bacino and the St. Mary's community, Visiting Angels and all caregivers. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, followed by the rosary recitation at 7 p.m. Friday, both at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Mary Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.
Ottinger, Mary Kate
Mary Kate Ottinger - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 1917 - Mrs. Mary Kate Ottinger, 35, at 321 East Second Street died yesterday. Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 1917 - The funeral of Mrs. Mary K. Ottinger was held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 from Davis & Vories Chapel. Rev. A. J. Waller officiated, the Davis-Vories' Quartet sand "Lead Kindly Light," "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," and "Oh Death Where is Thy Sting." The pall bearers were selected from the K and L. of S. as follows: Mesdames Emma Richards, Jessie Burnette, Amelia Stump, Helen McKnight, Maude Duffy, and Ada McGee. Interment was in Mountainview where the officers of Monroe Council exemplified the K. and L. burial service, those taking part being George Duffy, president; W. W. Deaton, Vice President; John A. Lewis, Senior vice President, and Mary A. Blanchard as prelate. Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 1917 - The funeral of Mrs. Mary K. Ottinger will take place this afternoon at 2:30 from the Davis & Vories Chapel. Rev. A. J. Waller will conduct the chapel service and Monroe Council K. & L. of S. will have charge at Mountain View Cemetery where burial will take place.
Ottino, James E.
James E. Ottino - Pueblo Chieftain - March 3, 2013 - James E. Ottino, 92, passed away Feb. 25, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ardell; step-son, David Holestine of Denver; granddaughters, Anna Lee Holestine of Denver, Katryne (Clayton) Bass of Iowa; great-granddaughters, Brianna and Roxanne of Denver; great-grandsons, Cael and Shawn Bass of Boone, Iowa; sister, Madlyn (Ralph) Taylor of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Lorene Prelesnik; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, James J. and Katherine Ottino; brothers, John D. Ottino and Joe Ottino; and step-son, Mark Holestine. Jim was born Jan. 14, 1921, in Rockvale, Colo., and moved to Pueblo when he was 6 years old. He attended school, graduating from Central High School in Pueblo. He went to Capital College of Pharmacy in Denver, graduating in 1940. Jim worked as a registered pharmacist until drafted into the military. He served the duration of World War II in the South Pacific. He worked 71 years as a registered pharmacist, owing his own store the last 25 years. Jim was a lifetime member of the BPO Elks Lodge No. 90. Visitation, one hour prior to service at 10 a.m. Monday, March 4, St. Pius Church, 3130 Morris Ave. Interment, Union Highland Cemetery, Florence, Colo. Memorials may be made to Cancer Research through the funeral home.
Mattie Ottis – Pueblo Chieftain – September 8, 1918 – Mattie Ottis, age 40 years, died September 6, 1918, at a local hospital. She leaves a sister in Denver, Colo. The body was removed to the United Funeral Home and the funeral will be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain – September 10, 1918 – The funeral of Mattie Ottis was held yesterday morning at 10 o'clock from the United Funeral Home. Interment was in Roselawn.
Otto, Gerald Milburn
Gerald Milburn Otto - Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 2014 - Gerald Milburn Otto died peacefully in his sleep in Tucson, Ariz., on Dec. 24, 2013, at the age of 92. His father, Milburn N. Otto; and mother, Ina H. Otto; sisters, Dorleen Denison and Jean Moxley preceded him in death. His beloved wife, Eva P. Otto, preceded him on Jan. 10, 2006, after nearly 50 years of marriage. Born in Aurora, Neb., he lived for many years in Denver and Pueblo, Colo., before settling in Phoenix, Ariz. He was a graduate of Denver University, where he earned eight athletic letters in baseball and basketball. He continued his endeavors playing semi-pro baseball and later was an umpire/referee. His passion for sports continued as he followed his teams in baseball, basketball and football. He honorably served in the U.S. Marines prior to becoming a dedicated educator, where he taught math at East High School, Pueblo, Colo. He is survived by his wife's daughter, Judy Patt Show of Phoenix; and his children, Jerrelynn Fussell and John G. Otto of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a host of in-laws, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his nephews, Donald and Ira Denison; and his companion and best friend, Kay Housley. The family is eternally grateful for the care provided by hospice. Per his wishes, there will not be a formal service.
George Otvos - Pueblo Chieftain – February 4, 1918 – George Otvos, the five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Otvos, died at the residence, 1115 Pine St. yesterday morning. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from St. Francis Xavier Church. Father A. M. Bertram will officiate. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery in charge of Davis & Vories.
Outcalt, William M.
William M. Outcalt - Pueblo Chieftain – October 27, 1918 – William M. Outcalt, age 75 years, died a local hospital last evening. The body is being cared for at the Whiton parlors awaiting instructions from relatives in Gunnison, Colo. Pueblo Chieftain – October 28, 1918 – The body of William Outcalt was sent to Gunnison, Colo., last night by the Whiton Mortuary.
Outhier, William A.
William A. Outhier - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 1917 - Well Known Rancher of Goodpasture Dead - William A. Outhier Dies in California While Visiting Brothers in Quest of Heath - Word was received in the city yesterday of the death of William A. Outhier, a well known rancher residing near Goodpasture. His death occurred January 15 at Salinas, Calif., where he had been visiting his brothers. He left Pueblo about a month ago thinking that a change in the climate would benefit his health. Death was due to kidney trouble and other complications. Mr. Outhier was 50 years of age and with his wife and family of seven children came to Pueblo County about five years ago. He purchased a farm about one and a half miles from Goodpasture and was considered one of that community's prosperous ranchers. He formerly lived in Nebraska. Surviving him at the family home are his wife and six children, Alice, Mildred, Bess, Doris, Louis, and William, and another daughter, Miss Marion of Kansas City, Mo. Five brothers and two sisters survive, James of Boulder, Homer of Berthrod, Colo., Clyde, Ward, and Theodore of Salinas, Calif., Mrs. Rodney Gates of Berthrod, and Mrs. Frank Barr of Bloomington, Neb. The body will be taken on its arrival in Pueblo to the United Undertaking Company parlors and the funeral will be held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock from the family residence at Goodpasture. Rev. W. T. Hilton will officiate. Interment will be in the Beulah Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 1917 - The funeral of William A. Outhier who died in California last Monday was held yesterday morning at 11 o'clock from the family home at Goodpasture. Rev. W. T. Hilton conducted impressive services. Miss Waldrop, Mrs. W. McCaskey, Mrs. W. T. Hilton, and Mrs. R. Howell sang "Nearer My God to Thee," "Jesus Lover of My Soul," and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." The pall bearers were Jim Bennett, O. S. Mackelfresh, P. E. Hedland, Chas. M. Kaiser, Wm. McCaskey, and Robert Howell. Interment was in Beulah Cemetery in charge of the United Undertaking Company.
Edward Ovechka – Pueblo Chieftain – November 1, 1918 – Edward, the two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Ovechka, died last evening at the residence, 1116 Mahren Ave. The funeral will take place this morning at 9:30. Rev. Father Joseph will conduct the services and the interment will be made in Roselawn under the direction of the McCarthy Undertaking Co. Services private. Pueblo Chieftain – November 2, 1918 – The funeral of Edward Ovechka took place yesterday morning at 9:30 from the residence, 1116 Mahren Ave. Rev. Father Joseph conducted the services. Interment Roselawn.
Overholser, Linda Baity
Linda Baity Overholser - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 2013 - Linda Baity Overholser, 70, of Boulder, died on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at her residence. A Celebration of Linda's Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the First Presbyterian Church, 1820 15th St., Boulder, Colo. Linda was born on Feb. 2, 194, in Roswell, N.M., to Frank Robert and Frances Mae (Soldano) Baity. She attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, earning a Master of Arts in Education. She married Stephen David Overholser on June 18, 1976, in Boulder. Linda is survived by her husband, Stephen Overholser, Boulder; mother, Frances Baity, Pueblo, Colo.; son, David Overholser, Fenton, Mich.; brothers, Robert, Norman, Steven and Doug Baity; and two grandchildren. Linda loved many and was loved by many. Her passion for education and learning inspired countless children and adults alike to find the best in themselves. She now resides peacefully in the presence of God. Memorial contributions may be made to Kid's Hope, First Presbyterian Church, 1820 15th St., Boulder, CO 80302. Arrangements by M.P. Murphy & Associates Funeral Directors, Boulder, Colo.
Overholt, Daniel Steven
Daniel Steven Overholt - Pueblo Chieftain - August 6, 2010 - Daniel Steven Overholt, 29, of Denver, formerly of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 3, 2010. He was preceded in death by his brother, John Overholt; father, Daniel Steven Overholt; and grandparents. Daniel is survived by his mother, Barbara Overholt; daughter, Alani Sun; mother of his child, Ursula Pino; six brothers; three sisters; and numerous nephews, nieces, extended family and many friends. Daniel enjoyed working out at Major Fitness. He was a massage therapist and a bartender at Smitty's Greenlight before he moved to Denver. Daniel enjoyed his daughter and his family. He had many friends that are going to miss him. Donations may be made at US Bank to the Daniel Overholt Memorial Fund. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Memorial service, 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4720 Surfwood Lane. Family and friends will be received at the church gym following service.
Overholt, John Abraham
John Abraham Overholt - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2010 - John Abraham Overholt, 25, took his place beside our Lord and savior on Jan. 18, 2010. John was preceded in death by his grandparents; and his father, Daniel Overholt. He leaves behind his mother, Barbara Overholt; two daughters, Isabella and Julia; seven brothers; three sisters; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and too many friends to count. John enjoyed playing guitar making his own music, listening to the Beatles and drawing. John also enjoyed spending time with his daughters, family and friends. John was a loving and caring father, brother and friend. He was a bright guiding star that attracted everyone. John, you will be sorely missed and our hearts go with you as you take the first step on your voyage across the stars. Viewing, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.
Robert Overton – Pueblo Chieftain – September 29, 1919 – Robert Overton, age 34, died at a local hospital September 28. Body at United.
Owen, Carl W.
Carl W. Owen - Silver City Enterprise - March 27, 1980 - Carl W. Owen, 64, died Sunday, March 23, in Silver City, NM. Mr. Owen was born in Trinidad, Colorado and had been a resident of Grant County for over seven years where he was a member of the Indian Hills Baptist Church and the Silver City Senior Citizens. He is survived by three daughters, Jackie Owen of Silver City, Linda DeWees of El Paso, Texas, Marge Hogerheide of Albuquerque and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Curtis-Bright Chapel with Reverend Cliff Hutchins officiating. Burial followed in Ft. Bayard National Cemetery with the American Legion Post No. 18 conducting the graveside military honors. Serving as pallbearers were Gary Gilliland, Chuck Mecham, Joe Riggins, Fred Tarpley, Dennis Theis and John Vaughan.
Owen, Robert L.
Robert L. "Bob" Owen - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2009 - Robert L. "Bob" Owen, 64, passed away on Jan. 11, 2009. He was preceded in death by his mother, Joan Owen; and his grandparents, Otis and Myrtle Baker, who adopted him. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Nancy (Biby) Owen; son, Michael Todd; grandson, Brandon; brother, Dave (Diane) Owen of Pueblo; sisters, Marsha Owen of Paisley, Ore., Linda (Loren) Myers of Pueblo, Beverly Crane of Canon City, Dorie Martin of Denver, Jaunia Hopkins of Pueblo, Lynn Wheeler (Bill) of South Carolina; sister-in-law, Connie Gamber of Boone; Doug "My Friend" Springer of La Junta; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Bob was a front end alignment mechanic for 40 years. He enjoyed looking for arrowheads with Nancy and his devoted and loving dogs, Tick and Lottie. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, Praise Assembly of God Church, 2000 Troy Ave., Pueblo, with Pastor Darron Wilson officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the No-Kill Animal Shelter, 800 N. Pueblo Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81003.
Thomas Owen – Pueblo Chieftain – January 8, 1918 – Veteran Gone – The last survivor of the early pioneers, who came to what is now El Paso County in the early 50's and settled in Fountain Valley, has crossed over. Thomas Owen died Saturday at the age of 85 years at his ranch three miles south of Fountain.
Owens, Bessie Lee
Bessie Lee Owens - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 2010 - Bessie Lee Owens, 94, passed away peacefully with her family at her bedside on Oct. 24, 2010. She was born Sept. 10, 1916, in Stuttgart, Ark., to the union of George A. and Lula (Reed) Keeble, who both preceded her in death; along with her daughter, Le Velma Rogers; grandson, Peter J. Hatchett; and stepson, Vernon Lee Owens. Mother Owens retired as a private homes housekeeper. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, the Missionary Society, Southern District Association and Prayer Band. She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband James A. Owens; her children, Betty J. Hatchett of Las Vegas, Nev., Arthur D. Rogers of Bowie, Md., Charlene (Robert) Campbell of Fountain, Colo., and James Allen Owens of Iraq; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; her church family; and host of other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1044 Spruce St., with the Rev. John Harris officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Birdie Owens – Pueblo Chieftain – July 24, 1919 – Pueblo Woman Dying at Sacramento, Calif. – The Chieftain has received a telegram with the news of the serious illness of Birdie Owens in Sacramento, Calif. She was formerly of this city, having had charge of the Moose rooming house, 320 ½ Union Avenue. The police of Pueblo have been unable to locate any relatives of the woman. She is not expected to live, and the telegram states that friends or relatives should wire T. H. Mitchell at the Clayton Hotel, Sacramento, Calif.
Catharine Owens – Pueblo Chieftain – August 20, 1919 – Died after Release from the City Jail – Catharine Owens and Mandy Howard, two colored women, who were taken from the city jail to their homes, 2 weeks ago because of illness, have both died. Mrs. Owens died of the tumor which has been bothering her for a long time. Mandy Howard died of stomach trouble, it is alleged. Both women were fined and were serving their fine in the city jail when both contracted illness. Medical attention was given them and then released to the relatives and a private doctor took care of them.
Chester Owens - Pueblo Chieftain - July 2, 1917 - Chester Owens, aged 55 years, died at a local hospital yesterday forenoon. The funeral will be held from the Whiton Chapel this morning at 10 o'clock. The interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery.
Owens, Donald Wayne
Donald Wayne Owens - Pueblo Chieftain - June 6, 2010 - Donald Wayne Owens, 90, passed away May 29, 2010, in Wichita, Kan. Born to Robert and Jessie Owens, July 6, 1919, in Pueblo. In 1940, he married Eleanor Anderson. Don enlisted in the Navy in WWII and trained as an aircraft machine gunner. He flew the Pacific in patrol and dive bombers from land bases and carriers. After WWII, Don entered the building trade as a carpenter in Pueblo, where he later started his own general contracting business. In the late 1980s, they moved to Battlement Mesa/Parachute, Colo., before finally settling in Wichita. Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death, as well as his parents. Survived by wife, Eleanor; sister, Blanche Owens, Wichita, Kan.; daughters, Linda (LeRoy) Foreman, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Patricia (Alan) Floyd, Powell, Wyo. Also survived by four grandsons, four great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Service, 10 a.m. Monday, Adrian Comer. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Owens, F. Maynard Jr.
F. Maynard Owens Jr. - Trinidad Times Independent - July 6, 2010 - F. Maynard Owens Jr., 90, of Trinidad, went to be with his personal Savior on July 4, 2010. He was at home at the time of his death. Maynard was born Oct. 19, 1919, in Walsenburg to Frank and Margaret (Caddell) Owens, both preceding him in death. Maynard was also preceded in death by eight family members including a grandson and great granddaughter. He was World War II veteran serving in the European Theater. Maynard retired from the Allen Mine in 1981. He greatly enjoyed his retirement. He and his wife enjoyed many walks together, attending church and sporting events. In his younger years, he was quite a softball pitcher and player. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Shirley Ann (Bivens) Owens; son Glen (Betty) Owens, daughter Wendy (Joe) Coberly, four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. A visitation will be Thursday, July 8, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastors Chris Owens and Don Rehling officiating. Pallbearers will be Bob Van Matre, Gary Gordon, Dan Renner, James Trujillo and Mark McDonald. Honorary pallbearer will be Don Jordon. The words “thank you” just are not adequate to express appreciation for friends and neighbors who have shown extra care. There have been too many to mention individually but a special thanks to family and Lorraine Renner with her special support in helping Shirley in her time of need and sorrow. May God bless you all. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.
Jean Owens - Peninsula Daily News - September 20, 2004 - Elizabeth Jean Owens died in her Sequim home at age 80. She was born in Albion, Neb., to Joseph Martin and Mary Caroline (Morisch) Liebert. On June 2, 1943, she married Donald Lawrence Owens in Corpus Christi, Texas. Mrs. Owens was a homemaker with community awareness. In addition to serving as a “gray lady,” nurse's aide and caregiver, she was a volunteer at Dungeness Spit Wildlife Refuge and lector at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. She loved her relationships -- whether with children, grandchildren or the parish community, and enjoyed birds and the outdoors as well as reading and playing video games Survivors include son Lawrence William Owens of Amherst, Mass.; Christopher David Owens of Carol Valley Pa.; and Patrick Joseph Owens of Sequim. Also, daughter Kathleen Faye Owens-Hankins of Stanwood; sister Kathleen A. Vigil of Trinidad, Colo.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: Saturday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m., memorial Mass in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 121 E. Maple St., Sequim. The Rev. Thomas Beattie will preside. Drennan-Ford Funeral Home, Port Angeles, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Hospice of Clallam County, P.O. Box 2014, Port Angeles, WA 98362.
Joshua Owens - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2011 - Joshua Owens, 23, passed away Oct. 10, 2011. Josh is survived by his wife, Miranda; sister, Jessica (Gary) Romero; brothers, Mark (Luisa) Owens; and “brother from another mother”, Jonathan Wallace; step- father, Matthew Gonzales; in-laws, Rick and Kathy Patterson, whom he affectionately called “mom”; grandparents, Betty and Bert Kittle, Rose Barela; niece, Kaitlyn Romero; also many other family members in Costa Rica. Preceded in death by his father, George Timothy Owens; mother, Gladys Owens-Gonzales; and grandparent, George W. Owens; and also other family members in Costa Rica. Joshua worked in the family business, Patterson Plumbing/Rebath. He loved nature and the great outdoors. Joshua was amazingly happy, optimistic, wonderful and an extraordinary man. He was an extremely loving husband, loyal friend and was a faithful servant of Jehovah God. Memorial service will be 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 4121 Nature Center Rd., with John Gilreath officiating.
Julia Owens – Pueblo Chieftain – August 14, 1919 – Mrs. Julia Owens, age 46 years, died at 710 W. 3rd St., August 13. Body at McCarthy's. Pueblo Chieftain – August 16, 1919 – The funeral of Mrs. Julia Owens was held yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock from McCarthy's Chapel. Capt. Cates officiating. Burial, Roselawn, in charge of McCarthy's.
Owens, Lawrence W.
Lawrence W. Owens - Pueblo Chieftain - September 1, 2010 - Lawrence W. Owens, 71, formerly of Pueblo, born Jan. 18, 1939, passed away Aug. 23, 2010. Cremation. French, Albuquerque.
Owens, Miriam Marie
Miriam Marie (Mapp) Owens - Pueblo Chieftain - December 7, 2008 - Miriam Marie (Mapp) Owens, 89, formerly of Norman, Okla., and Pueblo, passed away on Dec. 1, 2008. She is survived by daughter-in-law, Sharron; two grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren, and a host of extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by husband, Malcolm; son, Dave; parents, Hatton and Clara (Greer) Mapp; brothers, Burl and Max; and sister, Loyce Mapp. Miriam retired from Pueblo School District No. 60 as an elementary teacher in 1982. She was a founding member of Lynn Gardens Baptist Church in Pueblo and Grandview Baptist Church in Beulah. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, Lynn Gardens Baptist Church, 3804 W. Pueblo Blvd. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.
Owens, Patricia Ann
Patricia Ann Owens - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 2013 - Patricia Ann Owens, 63, passed away Sept. 9, 2013, peacefully, to be with our Lord in Heaven. She dedicated her life to caring and helping others. She was a loving mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend. Patricia was preceded in death by her mother, Pauline Marie Marez. She is survived by her father, John Jesus Marez; husband of 37 years, Michael Gonzales; siblings, Yvonne (Karl) Feller, Robert (Susan) Marez, Richard (Wilma) Marez, Annette (Martin) Cornett, Sheri (Butch) Batchelder and John P. Marez; daughter, Jennifer Owens; goddaughter, Rachel Batchelder; godsons, Robert Herrera and Steven Blackwell; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends that will miss her greatly. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at Imperial Funeral Chapel. Services, 10 a.m. Tuesday, at The Shrine of St. Therese.
Rebecca Owens - Pueblo Chieftain - April 3, 1917 - Mrs. Rebecca Owens, age 52 years, died at a local hospital. Deceased had resided in Pueblo for the past eighteen years and was well know and highly esteemed by a large circle of friends who will be shocked to learn of her death. Mrs. Owens had been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Jones in Mankato, Minn., returning to Pueblo two weeks ago. Deceased is survived by her husband, Mr. Thomas Owens, two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Jones of Mankato, Minn., and Mrs. Lloyd of Pueblo, also one sister, Mrs. Ellen Reese of Routt County, Colorado, and one brother, Thomas Williams, Denver. She was a member of the Welsh Presbyterian Church of Denver. The body is being cared for by Davis and Vories and the funeral will be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain - April 5, 1917 - The funeral of Mrs. Rebecca Owens was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Davis & Vories Chapel and was largely attended. Rev. Arthur W. Hall conducted the services. A Welsh choir of twenty voices sang appropriate hymns in Welsh and Mrs. Charles Glascoe, accompanied by Miss Ethel Davis, sang "Face to Face." The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful. The pall bearers were Richard Hughes, John Jones, Llywelyn Reese, William Edwards, Dave Jones and William Edwards. The flower bearers were: F. W. Odgers, D. J. Jones, J. W. Bowen and Jessie Jones. Interment was in Roselawn where Mrs. Charles Glascoe, Mrs. Will Prosser, D. J. Jones and L. Reese sang "Going Down the Valley."
Rufus Owens – Pueblo Chieftain – November 3, 1918 – Rufus Owens, son of Mrs. Owen J. Owens of Cripple Creek, died of influenza at sea on the way to France. C. F. Ohman died at Casper, Mrs. Roy Rolofson at Grand Junction, and Charles Boyd at Butte – all from Cripple Creek.
Owens, Rufus T.
Rufus T. Owens – Pueblo Chieftain – March 11, 1919 – Was Long Time Resident – Rufus T. Owens, age 57 years, died at a local hospital yesterday. He was a resident of this city for the past 25 years, but had been ill for the past two years. He was owner of the Big Six Garage for three years and previous to that was a stamp mill contractor. He was a member of the Masonic Order at Ordway, of the Elks at La Junta, and of South Pueblo Chapter No. 12, R. A. M. of this city. He is survived by wife of this city. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the United Funeral Home. Rev. J. Ketchum will officiate. Interment will be in Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain – March 13, 1919 – The funeral of Rufus T. Owens was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the United Funeral Home. Rev. John H. Ketchum officiated. Mrs. L. M. Johnson and Mrs. George Litz accompanied by Mrs. P. K. Brown sang "Nearer, My God to Thee," "Abide with Me," and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." The pallbearers were: M. Pannebaker, Philip Patrick, J. M. Meales, E. R. Glover, J. E. Gaymon, and John Davies. The Masonic ritualistic services were exemplified at the grave. Interment was in Roselawn.
Owens, Stephen Lester Jr.
Stephen Lester Owens Jr. - Standard-Examiner - January 5, 2004 - On December 17, 2003 Stephen Lester Owens, Jr. passed peacefully from this life into the next after a long illness. He was born January 7, 1924 to Stephen Lester and Isadore Shumway Owens in Walsenburg, Colorado. His family moved to Safford, Arizona where Les enjoyed high school serving as student body president and playing football.
Thomas Owens - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 1917 - Thomas Owens, age 35, died at 202 ½ North Santa Fe Avenue last night. He came to Pueblo recently for his health. The body is at McCarthy's.
William Owens – Pueblo Chieftain – March 20, 1918 – William Owens, age 30 years of Portland, Colo., died in a local hospital late last night. The body is at the McCarthy Undertaking Company. Funeral announcement later. Pueblo Chieftain – March 24, 1918 – The funeral of William Owens will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock in the McCarthy Funeral Chapel. Services will be under the auspices of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the interment will be made in Roselawn Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain – March 26, 1918 – The funeral of William Owens was held from the McCarthy Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock under the auspices of the Order of Eagles No. 145. The choir sang "Abide with Me," and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." The pallbearers were: Charles Schaeffer, Peter Winters, William Stout, Rufus Moxley, Joe Crona, and Charles Olson. Flower bearers were: W. T. and H. Snyder. Interment in Roselawn.
John Ozzello - Trinidad Times Independent - July 9, 2010 - John Ozzello, former resident of Trinidad, passed away at the age of 63 at his home in Buceria, Mexico, fighting a valiant fight with a brief illness on July 7, 2010. John was born to Jim and Pauline Ozzello on Oct. 31, 1946. John attended Trinidad High School, graduating in 1964. Went on to attend Trinidad State Junior College and Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Upon completion of his education, John was a Vista Volunteer in Trinidad and worked at the JAYS Center and developed the first data system for the City of Trinidad. Leaving Trinidad, he moved to Denver where he was liaison for the City and County of Denver; Director of Employability, an agency for people with Disabilities. He then moved to Leadville where he was Director of Human Services and the Health Department for Lake County. When he retired, John and his wife moved to Buceria, Mexico where they opened a Hospice Home Health Center. John's work career was always centered on making life better for all people. John was preceded in death by his parents; Jim and Pauline (Archuleta) Ozzello; brother, Tano Ozzello, and infant nephew, Jordan Daniel Choate. John is survived by his wife, Lisa of 24 years; daughters, Emily and Pehle Wilson of the Denver area; brother Roger Ozzello, Thorton; sisters, Kathy (Sam) Thompson of Simla; Paula Ozzello and Susan (Don) Choate of Trinidad; sister-in-law, Mary Rose Ozzello, La Junta; aunts, Lucille Ozzello, Trinidad; Irene McAllister, Swink; Uncle Fred Medina, Trinidad; numerous nieces and nephews; grand nieces and nephews, and cousins. John will be sadly missed by his family and friends. John had a way of touching everyone's life, for that he will never be forgotten. John is being returned to his native home of Colorado and A memorial service will be held in the Denver area in the near future. Courtesy of Comi Funeral Home.
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