The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Pace, Betty Jean
Betty Jean Pace - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2011 - Betty Jean Pace, 73. We lost our dear wife and mother unexpectedly on May 19, 2011. She was preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Rose Palizzi; sister, Mary DeLuca; brother, Sam Palizzi; and in-laws, Nick and Mary Pace. Survived by her loving husband of 55 years, James A. Pace; son, Dino Pace; grandchildren, Chandler and Macey Pace; sisters, Clara (Andy) Pantaleo and Pat (Gary) Pace; brothers-in-law, Joe (Gwen) Pace, Nick (Linda) Pace, and Robert Pace; sister-in-law, Judy Latka; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Betty worked at the Pueblo Army Depot, the U.S. Forest Service and the Government Printing Office for a total of 37 years of government service. Visitation, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Pace, Julia
Julia ' Judie'  DiChellis Pace - Trinidad Times Independent - January 15, 2011 - Julia ' Judie'  DiChellis Pace, 84, passed away Jan. 13, 2011. Survived by her children James DiChellis, David DiChellis, Deborah Fox, Mary (David Grahek) DiChellis, Margaret ' Peggy'  Browne, Joanna (Bill) Argys and John (Debra) DiChellis; and grandchildren Julie (Chris Novak) Browne, Anthony Browne, Allen Browne, Angelina (Eric) Schmidt, Stephanie Fox, Michael DiChellis, Donald DiChellis, Matthew Valkinburg and Jody Valkinburg. Preceded in death by husbands Nick Pace and James DiChellis and five siblings. Julia was born to Pio and Mary Micheli. She was a member of FO Eagles # 145, UTU and REAC. Viewing was Jan. 16-17 in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel in Pueblo. Rosary was Jan. 17 and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, with Msgr. Leonard Racki as celebrant. Both services at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand Avenue, in Pueblo. Interment at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery in Trinidad with Brother Harry Gonzales, BFCC presiding.

Pace, Nathleen M.
Nathleen M. Pace - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2013 - Nathleen M. Pace, passed away Feb. 9, 2013, in Pueblo. Nathleen was born May 7, 1925, in Valdez, Colo., to Charles and Dee Ferrendelli, who preceded her in death. After attending school in Aguilar, she had lived in Pueblo since 1954. She was associated with Pace Construction for many years and loved animals of all types. Nathleen was also preceded in death by her siblings; Mickey, Tony, and John Ferrendelli, and Betty Meneeley. She is survived by her former husband, Leonard Pace; sons, John W. and Bill Thompson, Leonard Pace III; sisters, Mae Loffarelli and Charlotte Reeves; sister-in-law, Frances Ferrendelli; brothers-in-law, Herb Meneeley and Jim Pace; as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and her puppy, Nattie. Her family would like to thank Dan Martinez and Carol Williams for always being there and Dr. Birks and Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their care and compassion. Cremation; there will be no public service. Donations in memory of Nathleen may be made to the P.A.W.S. Animal Shelter, direct or through the mortuary.

Pace, Ray Stillman
Ray Stillman Pace - Killeen Daily Herald - November 25, 2005 - No services will be held for Ray Stillman Pace, 68. The body will be cremated. Pace died Nov. 20, 2005, at his residence. He was born April 17, 1937, in Amarillo, to the late Roy Axtell and Nora Stillman Pace. Pace worked as a mechanic. He served in the U.S. Army. Survivors include two sons, Troy Pace of Copperas Cove and Doyle Pace of Amarillo; two daughters, Jane Miller of Weston, Colo., and Donna Waldron of Colorado Springs, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Pace, Venita Gayle
Venita Gayle Pace - Killeen Daily Herald - January 3, 2005 - Services for Venita Gayle Pace, 62, will be at 2 p.m. today at Sheppard Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Copperas Cove with Chaplain Dar Evans officiating. Burial will be at Bellwood Crematory in Temple. Mrs. Pace died Dec. 31, 2004, at her home. She was born March 28, 1942, in Quanah, to E.E. Ritchie and Donna Ann Jolley Ritchie. Mrs. Pace married Ray Stillman Pace on July 24, 1957, in Electric City. She was a housewife and mother. Mrs. Pace was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the Moose Lodge. Survivors include her husband of Copperas Cove; two daughters, Margaret Jane Miller of Trinidad, Colo., and Donna Waldron of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two sons, Doyle Pace of Amarillo and Troy Pace of Copperas Cove; three sisters, Laveca White and Jennie Bright, both of Hobbs, N.M., and Patsy Reardon of Wheeler; one brother, H.F. Ritchie of Big Lake; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Pachak, Joseph Harold III
Joseph Harold Pachak III - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2012 - Joseph Harold Pachak III. Born Aug. 25, 1952, in Pueblo, Colo.; passed away Jan. 29, 2012, at the age of 59, in Chesterfield, Mich. Joe was preceded in death by his father, Joseph F. Pachak Jr.; and Mary Ann (Tomsick) Pachak. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Pachak; a brother, Mike (Nancy) Pachak; two sons, Joey (Cherri) Pachak, John (Dove) Pachak; two stepsons, Troy (Tricia) Ward, Brian (Lorrie) Thompson; 12 grandchildren; friends, Jeff (Josie) Simms, Diego Gonzales; many nieces, nephews and friends. Joe served his country in Vietnam while in the United States Navy. Joe loved watching all kinds of sports and spending time with family and friends. He always had a funny story to share and loved his grandkids making him laugh. A service to celebrate his life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at Grace Christian Church, 630 Broadway, Pueblo, CO 81004, with Pastor Don Jones officiating.

Pachak, Peter Leigh
Peter Leigh Pachak - Pueblo Chieftain - July 8, 2010 - Peter Leigh Pachak, 57, of Pueblo West, Colo., passed from this life on July 7, 2010. He was born in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Sept. 5, 1952, to Florence ' Bobsie'  and Walter Pachak Sr. Pete is survived by one son, Luke Long, and granddaughter of Wildwood, Mo.; and also by his mother, ' Bobsie' ; and five siblings, Walter (Linda) Pachak Jr., Jane (Mark) Bowen, Mark Pachak, Valerie Pachak and Dorothy (John) Cummins; nephews and nieces, Tim (Colleen) and Tom (Ginger) Pachak, Jon and Kersten Knickerbocker, Karlie and Mauri Cummins; special friends, Aly Lebold and Kathy Kujala; numerous cherished cousins; and a wealth of great friends. Pete operated his own construction company and was an accomplished landscaper and respected craftsman in the tradition of his father. He loved spending time outdoors, whether working, skiing, hunting, fishing or just enjoying the sun. Pete had the most wonderful smile and relaxed manner; he always had those around him at ease and smiling. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, July 10, Our Lady of the Meadows Church, 23 Starling Drive, Pueblo, Colo., with interment immediately following at Roselawn Cemetery, 1706 Roselawn Road, Pueblo, Colo. A celebration of Pete's life will follow at 2 p.m. Saturday, at the VFW Hall in Pueblo West, 127 E. Spaulding Ave. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Pete's name to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005.

Pacheco, Adelido
Adelido ' Ed'  ' Lalo'  Pacheco - Pueblo Chieftain - May 15, 2013 - Adelido ' Ed'  ' Lalo'  Pacheco, 89, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 13, 2013. He was preceded in death by his son, Danny; parents, Adolph and Matilda Pacheco; six brothers; and four sisters. Ed is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Antonia ' Tonie'  Pacheco; children, Bobby (Marti), Kathy (Shahlan) and Pat (Bill); grandchildren, Daniel, Zayn, Ian, Zena and Mia; sisters, Lucy and Julia Romero; and numerous extended family. Special thanks to Anita Ortega. Ed was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army and defended his country bravely during the Korean War. He retired as an artillery inspector at Fort Carson. He loved fishing, the Colorado Rockies and the Denver Broncos (when they were winning). At Ed' s request, there will be no viewing. Rosary service, 6 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Leander Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Pacheco, Alicia
Alicia Pacheco - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 2012 - Alicia Pacheco, 40, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord April 19, 2012. Survived by her father, Ernest Martinez; three sons, David Jr., Dalton and Pablo; and brother, Albert Martinez. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. today, George McCarthy Funeral Home. Service, 11 a.m. Thursday, April 26, St. Joseph Parrish.

Pacheco, Arsenio
Arsenio Pacheco - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 2009 - Arsenio Pacheco, 86, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on August 18, 2009. Born 1923, in Costilla, N.M. He was an Honorable Discharged WWII Veteran serving with the Army' s 213th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion. He lived in Cheyenne, Wyo. for many years working for the Union Pacific Railroad and eventually retiring from the Civil Service while working at F.E. Warren Air Force Base. Arsenio and his wife Rosa moved to Pueblo in 1995. Arsenio was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother and grandfather. He enjoyed the outdoors, cooking, watching TV, and could start-up conversations with anyone, spending hours talking about the good old days of the 3C Camps and his Army days, but most of all, he loved visiting and spending time with his family. Survived by two sisters; Margaret Pacheco and Vangie Johnson; his children, Adam (Catherine) Pacheco, Margaret (Mike) Gill, Patsy (Joe) Perea, John Pacheco, Della (Art) Garibay, Raymond (Vanna) Valdez, Arthur Valdez and Maxine (Armond) Garcia; son-in-law, Frank Velasquez; 27 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends whom he loved dearly. Arsenio was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Pacheco; his parents, Francisco and Francisquita Pacheco; brothers; Epifanio, Tovias, Guillermo, Epifanio II, Virgilio, Macario, George, Frank Jr., Maclovio and Ediverto; sisters, Adelina and Fedelina; daughter, Betty Velasquez; grandsons, Arthur Valdez Jr. and Jeremy Valdez. Viewing 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, with vigil service 10 a.m. to follow at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Monday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Pacheco, Bernardo
Bernardo "Joe" Pacheco - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2009 - Bernardo "Joe" Pacheco, 77, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 13, 2009. He was preceded in death by his son, Timothy "Popcorn" Pacheco; parents, Andres and Onofre Pacheco; four sisters and five brothers. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Joyce Montoya-Pacheco; children, Joann Pacheco, Linda (Sam) Copper, Joseph Pacheco, John (Barbara) Pacheco, Bernajoy Pacheco and Chris Pacheco; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brothers, John (Josie) Pacheco, Fred Pacheco and Jimmy (Linda) Pacheco; and numerous nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. Bernardo was a decorated Silver Star Korean War veteran. He was a boxer in the military. He operated heavy equipment machinery in Pueblo for various contractors. He was a devoted father to his children. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Pacheco, Betty
Betty Sanchez-Pacheco - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2013 - Betty Sanchez-Pacheco, 72, went to her eternal home on May 14, 2013. Preceded in death by the love of her life, husband, Joe Pacheco, Jr.; parents, Willie and Bennie (Maestas) Sanchez; dog, Spike; and numerous family members and friends. Survived by children, Charlotte Vigil (Richard Gonzales), Becky Atencio (William Cummings), Robert (Marguerite) Atencio and Jesus Pacheco; brother, Bill (Susie) Sanchez; sisters, Sylvia (Leroy) Roybal and Susan (Vince) DelaGarza; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three godchildren; and her beloved pet, Lulu. Betty so very dearly loved and depended on her lifelong guardian angel, her sister, Susan. She enjoyed researching genealogy, reading, quilting, gardening, restoring antiques, crossword puzzles, crocheting and embroidering baby blankets. A celebration of her life will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Following the service, Betty will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband, Joe, at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the charity of your choice.

Pacheco, Carl W.
Carl W. "Mr. Karl" Pacheco - Pueblo Chieftain - December 7, 2010 - Carl W. "Mr. Karl" Pacheco of Pueblo, owner and operator of Mr. Karl' s Styling Salon, quietly left in peace on Dec. 2, 2010, at home, surrounded by his family with the spiritual guidance of Chaplain Jack and Roman Ortiz. In addition to owning Mr. Karl' s Styling Salon, Carl taught cosmetology at Pueblo Community College and Southern Colorado Beauty Academy. He managed his uncle' s motel in Las Vegas, N.M., and also managed Hickory Farms in the Pueblo Mall. His loves in life included traveling, reading autobiography books, his pet dogs and all of his clientele. He was a true artist of hair creations and gave special, individualized treatment to each of his patrons at Mr. Karl' s, creating an atmosphere of comfort and love. A special thank you to all of Carl' s past employees who helped make this possible, especially to Roger O' Dell, who went above and beyond all expectations. Carl was preceded in death by his father, Benjamin Velasquez; and two brothers, Benjamin and Rudy. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Stella; mother, Emma Velasquez; youngest brother, Ronald (Roxanne) Velasquez; in-laws, Sally (Bill), Bertha, Antoinette (Paul), Dan (Lisa), Diane (Phil), Henry (Teri); two godchildren; numerous relatives and many friends. Thank you to Rocky Mountain Cancer Center, Dr. Archuleta and staff; Sangre de Cristo Hospice; and an endless thank you to Emily Anderson, RN, a dear, wonderful, close friend who made possible Carl' s physical and spiritual comfort. A special thank you to Carl and Stella' s family for their constant support. Carl' s mother, Emma, will receive family and friends at his memorial service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, American GI Forum, 125 E. River St. in Pueblo.

Pacheco, Celia
Celia Pacheco - Pueblo Chieftain - September 7, 2011 - Celia Pacheco, 90, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 6, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francisco Pacheco; daughter, Benita Alexcinia Griggs; parents, Jose Lazaro and Maria Isabel Padilla; and brothers, Alfredo Padilla, David Padilla and Begnino Padilla. Celia is survived by her children, Cirilo (Lora) Pacheco, Priscilla (Tomas) Hare, Gilberto (Marcella) Pacheco, Howard (Janice) Pacheco, Elmer (Shirley) Pacheco and Sally (Van) Benedict; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, with rosary service to follow at 6 p.m., Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Holy Family Catholic Church, 2827 Lakeview Ave. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Pacheco, Dan
Dan Pacheco - Pueblo Chieftain - September 12, 2010 - Dan Pacheco, 93, of Walsenburg, died Sept. 8, 2010. Rosary, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, followed by funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m.; both at St. Mary Catholic Church, Walsenburg. Burial, North Veta Cemetery, Walsenburg.

Pacheco, Dora Olonia
Dora Olonia Pacheco - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2010 - Dora Olonia Pacheco, 94, passed away Friday, Oct. 29, 2010. Survived by her children, Angela Rotunno, Betty Duarte, George (Lupe) Pacheco, Gil (Lupe) Martinez, Gilbert (Bertha) Pacheco, Paul-Leroy (Angie) Pacheco and Desi (Dorothy) Pacheco; sister, Sen Gonzales; 27 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren, many great-great-grandchildren; special caregiver, Ramona Terrazas; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Margaret Graham-Olonia and Carlos Olonia; husband, Jose Desiderio Pacheco; brother, Manuel Olonia; sisters, Emma Vigil and Maggie Gonzales; granddaughter, Brenda Duarte-Alcon; son-in-law; Norbert Duarte; and numerous relatives and friends. Dora was born on May 16, 1916, in Ranchitos de Taos, N.M. She worked at Colorado Laundry, as a seamstress for the Colorado State Hospital and foster grandparent for HeadStart program for over 12 years. Dora greatly enjoyed dancing, cooking and baking many wonderful home cooked meals, and most of all loving, blessing and kissing her family at regular family gatherings. Dora was greatly loved and appreciated by all of her family who will forever cherish her memory. Prayer service, 7 p.m. Monday, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, St. Leander Catholic Church, Sixth Street and Monument Avenue, with the Rev. Father Tony Wojcinski as celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Pacheco, Elva Irene
Elva Irene Pacheco - Pueblo Chieftain - May 2, 2010 - Elva Irene Pacheco, 80, of Pueblo, died peacefully at home April 29, 2010. She was born March 13, 1930. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Theresa Pacheco; and parents, Esperanza and Stella Rodriguez. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, William Pacheco; her children, Pearl Maestas, Laura (Samuel) Anaya, Joseph (Charlene) Pacheco and Anthony Pacheco; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives. Elva was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was proud of her house, which she loved to decorate. She enjoyed spending time with family, going to Cripple Creek and walking the Pueblo Mall. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, with Rosary to follow at 6 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Pacheco, Ersie M.
Ersie M. Pacheco - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 2007 - Ersie M. Pacheco, 78, entered into the gates of heaven on Nov. 15, 2007. She was born on Aug. 11, 1929, in Walsenburg, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert D. Pacheco; grandson, Jerry A. Pacheco; her parents, Melvin and Emelina Sanchez, and brother, Ephren "Shorty" Sanchez. Survived by her sons, G. Jerry Pacheco and Jake L. Pacheco; grandchildren, Erica (Grant) Denton, Adam (Arrisa) Pacheco, Jessica (Paul) Oddo and Gabriel Pacheco; great-grandchildren, Jazmine, Aaliyah, Rita, Elijah, Asher and Isis; siblings, Millie Valdez, Nellie (Nick) Pacheco, Arthur (Dorothy) Sanchez, Margaret Martinez and Mary Sanchez; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Ersie retired after 30 years as a CNA in labor and delivery at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Ersie was an active member of the Mariachi Del Pueblo Music Group and the Eagles Lodge No. 145. She loved to go dancing, bowling, and camping with family. Special thanks to Rose Marie, Irene, Rose, Lucy, Mary, Millie, Jackie, Jamie, Mary Ann, Linda, Marsha, Josephine, Tony and the Sangre de Cristo Hospice nurses and staff. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, and Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007; both services, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with Father Uju Patrick Okeahialam as celebrant.

Pacheco, Ferdinando
Ferdinando Pacheco - Pueblo Chieftain - March 3, 2013 - Ferdinando Pacheco, 87, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Feb. 28, 2013. Ferdinando was predeceased by his son, Fred Pacheco; granddaughter, Angeline Eicher; parents, Eulogio and Margarita Pacheco; brothers, Tony, Joe and Richard Montoya; and a sister, Ruth Lucero. Ferdinando leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 66 years, Claudia Pacheco; children, Gloria Pacheco, Cordy (Larry) Espelage, Joyce Pacheco, Jane (Leandro) Benavidez, Jim Pacheco, Rodney (Cindy) Pacheco and Jerry (Marisa) Pacheco; a sister, Mary (Ubano) Triana; grandchildren, Ivan (Michelle) Salas, Tawnya Salas, Nikki (Mike) Pagano, Andrea (Jared) Scharton, Jacob Filler, Vincent, Jessica and Michael Benavidez, Jimmy Pacheco Jr., Gabriel and Andrew Pacheco, Justin, Jeremy and Billie Pacheco, Perrin and Kate Walker; along with 10 great-grandchildren. Ferdinando was a proud World War II veteran, serving in the Pacific Campaign with the 81st Infantry. Ferdinando worked 38 years for CF&I in the coke plant. Member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. Monday, Angelus Chapel. Rosary to follow at 6 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church, 611 Logan Ave. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Joseph Church,1145 S. Aspen Road. Father Joseph Vigil as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, with military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Reception following at Zaragoza Hall, 1339 E. Routt.

Pacheco, Frank C.
Frank C. Pacheco - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2009 - Frank C. Pacheco, 79, of Rye, formerly of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 19, 2009, unexpectedly after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Casimiro and Margaret Pacheco; and brother, Rudy Pacheco. Frank is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Frances Pacheco; children, Don (Evita) Pacheco and Bonnie (Joe) Martinez; daughter-in-law, Terri Harmes; grandchildren, Jamie (Tom), Dawn Rose, Mindy (Mike), Troy (Kristin), D.J. and Joline; eight great-grandchildren; siblings, Marina Martinez, Tony (Stella) Pacheco, Pat (Richard) Sandoval, Vera (Cy Cook) Aranda and Roy (Juanita) Pacheco; brother-in-law, Oliver (Beth) Lovato and Juanita Mores; and numerous nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. Frank was a devoted husband and father. He loved his family dearly. Frank was a quiet and loving person. He loved the outdoors, listening to music, playing his guitar and visiting with his family. Frank retired from the CF&I after 32 years where he worked at the 14-inch and rail mill. His family and friends will miss him dearly. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Donations may be made in Frank's memory to a charity of your choice. The family would also like to extend their appreciation and thanks to Select Staff Hospital of Colorado Springs for the care that they gave to Frank. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Monday, Romero Chapel. Friends and family will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Pacheco, Gary Michael
Gary Michael Pacheco - Pueblo Chieftain - April 9, 2009 - Gary Michael Pacheco, 56, of Pueblo, born Feb. 12, 1953, in Pueblo, Colo., went to be with the Lord on April 6, 2009. Preceded in death by parents, Adolph and Mable Pacheco; and brothers, Robert and Larry Pacheco. Survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Virginia Pacheco; children, Martha Alvarez, Gary (Crystal) Ortega, Sencery (Benny) King and Adolph (Desarae) Garcia; grandchildren, Orlando Pacheco, Jose Alvarez, Maria Alvarez, Melanie Martinez, Pedro Pacheco, Francisco, Bryanna, Maricella Ortega, Jessica, Janessa King, Gabriel, Marissa Garcia; siblings, Gloria (Robert) Martinez, Danny Pacheco, Ronnie Pacheco and Cynthia (Delfino) Pacheco; sisters-in-law, Christine (Robert) Salazar, Margaret (Steve) Saiz and Geraldine Garcia; favorite brother-in-law, John (Lori) Garcia; and numerous nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Gary was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was an avid outdoorsman and lived for fishing and camping. Special thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, especially Connie Medina. Rosary, 4 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Pacheco, Grace
Grace Pacheco - Pueblo Chieftain - January 4, 2009 - Grace Pacheco was born on March 31, 1932, and went to be with her Lord on Jan. 2, 2009. Preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Pacheco; daughter, Gilberta Valdez; mother, Sabina MacDonald; and brother, J.P. Rael. She is survived by her daughters, Cheryl Baca, Carol (David Ortiz) Hollis, Geri (Leon) Vargas and Sylvia (Dan) Espinoza; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She also is survived by brothers, Steven Rael, Amos Rael, Dan (Margaret) Rael and Tito (Ellen) Rael; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Grace worked as a nurse for 35 years and enjoyed crocheting, crafts and, most of all, her family. She will be sadly missed. At her request, there will be no viewing. Rosary service, 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements through Imperial Funeral Home.

Pacheco, Isabelle J.
Isabelle J. Pacheco - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2013 - Isabelle J. Pacheco, 87, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Feb. 7, 2013. Preceded in death by her parents, Cresensio and Delfina Gallegos; husband, Antonio Pacheco; longtime companion, Amado Sanchez; sons, David and Ronald Pacheco; sisters, Gen Archuleta, Marie Vigil and Mercy Mihelich; and brother, Jose Gallegos. Survived by her children, Rosalee (Joe) Carrasco, Tony (Kathy) Pacheco, Chris (Shirley) Pacheco, Pat Zamudio, Carmen Pacheco, Toby (Mel) Pacheco, Lynda (Ed) Pennington; brother, John Gallegos; sister, Jeannie Gallegos; 20 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of Holy Rosary Altar Society. She loved the Broncos and going to Cripple Creek, gardening and spending time with family. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Angelus Chapel. Cremation has taken place at the request of family. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Holy Rosary Church. Inurnment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Reception will follow at Holy Rosary Parish Hall.

Pacheco, J. M. (Infant Daughter of)
Infant Daughter Pacheco - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 1918 - The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Pacheco died yesterday at the residence, 818 east Abriendo avenue. The body is at the McCarthy parlors and the funeral announcement will be made later.

Pacheco, Joe Patrick
Joe Patrick Pacheco - Pueblo Chieftain - November 6, 2008 - Joseph P. Pacheco, 38, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 2, 2008. Preceded in death by his father, Albert P. Pacheco. Survived by loving mother, Mary (Manuel) Martinez; brothers, Albert P. Pacheco Jr. and Troy (Bernadette) Pacheco; sisters, Valerie (Alex) Zuniga and Kristina (Alex Acosta) Trujillo; grandmother, Josie Pacheco; friend and mentor, step-dad, Eugene Trujillo; numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2009 - Annual memorial to honor Pueblo's homeless who died - Fifteen people, aged 37 to 86, will be remembered at observance - Most of them lived an isolated, lonely life. Some were addicted to drugs or alcohol, others had mental or other health issues. All of them had at one time experienced homelessness and for some, that lifestyle may have contributed to their cause of death. Regardless of how they lived their lives, those who interacted with the 15 homeless men and women who died in Pueblo during the past 12 months want to ensure that they are remembered in death. On Tuesday, friends and family of the 15 individuals are invited to remember their loved ones at the sixth annual Pueblo Homeless Memorial service. The annual service is set to begin at noon near the St. Francis of Assisi statue, located on the far northwestern edge of the riverwalk. "We want to make sure that all these people are remembered and recognized for who they were," said LaTanya Yarbrough, a case manager at Posada agency for the homeless and organizer of the memorial event. "Everybody deserves to be remembered and for some, this is the only way that family and friends can gain closure is by holding a service like this." As part of the event, Yarbrough said family and friends are invited to share their memories about those who have died this year. The Pueblo Veterans Ritual team also will offer a 21-gun salute in honor of the two homeless veterans - Daryl Holt and Thomas Reynolds - who died this year. There also will be music provided by the Wild West Cowboy Church band. A luncheon will follow the memorial service. Those who will be remembered at this year's service and their dates of deaths follows: Linda Henson, 59, May 21, 2007; Daryl Holt, 48, June 22, 2007; Thomas Reynolds, 40, July 25, 2007; Frances Marie Jagger, 67, Aug. 13, 2007; Nettie Solano, 63, Aug. 30, 2007; April Passero, 54, Sept. 18, 2007; Joseph Vigil, 48, Sept. 28, 2007; Joseph Ponce, 53, Oct. 6, 2007; Curtis Chavez, 37, Oct. 8, 2007; Jean Yarbrough, 86, Nov. 7, 2007; Robin Sanchez, 43, Nov. 21, 2007; Jeffrey Trujillo, 42, Dec. 5, 2007; Randy Riggs, 42, Dec. 25, 2007; Linda Knoll, 47, Feb. 9, 2008; Ted Garcia, 61, April 9, 2008; Kelly Ann Tilley, 45, Aug. 12, 2008; Benjamin Acosta, 42, Oct. 26, 2008; Jesse David Archuleta, 53, Oct. 29, 2008; Joe Patrick Pacheco, 38, Nov. 2, 2008; Jerry Cortez, 26, Nov. 10, 2008; Steven Crispin, 46, Nov. 13, 2008; Christine (Tina) Barela 41, Nov. 17, 2008; Eugene (Gino) Roney, 74, Dec. 28, 2008; Lorenzo J. Aragon, 45, Jan. 16, 2009; Cheryl Lynn Finn, 38, Jan. 29, 2009; Herman J. Gonzales, 62, March 7, 2009; Mary L. Wellington, 53, March 10, 2009; Norman Ray Nading, 49, March 17, 2009; Robert Alan Williams, 49, March 26, 2009; Jeffery Ralph Figueroa, 47, April 14, 2009; John Michael Bussey, 45, April 19, 2009; Herman J. Bach, 61, May 6, 2009.

Pacheco, Joseph Leonard
Joseph Leonard ' Loney'  Pacheco - Pueblo Chieftain - October 7, 2009 - Joseph Leonard ' Loney'  Pacheco, 66, passed away Oct. 4, 2009. A lifetime Puebloan, he was born July 30, 1943, to the union of Paul Joe and Mary (Vega) Pacheco, who preceded him in death, along with siblings, Richard Paul ' Dicky'  Pacheco and Judith Ann Pacheco; and nephew, Patrick Espinoza. Joe retired from Summit Brick. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He loved taking his grandkids for large pepperoni pizzas, shopping and swimming. He liked going to have a good time with old-time friends. Joe spent most mornings with his wife. He was known for giving people he loved a hard time, but yet laughter. He was a 100 percent Raiders fan. Joe leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Mary (Coca) Pacheco; his children, Judith (Anthony) Archuleta, Marena (Jeremiah) Pacheco, Sandra (Dennis) Del-Valle, Richard (Mary) Tercero; siblings, Charlotte (Gene) Espinoza and John (Irene) Pacheco; grandchildren, Alissa Pacheco, Mariah Montour, Jeremiah Torres, Joseph Torres and Michael Del-Valle; special nieces and nephews, Melissa (Ricardo) Pacheco and John Paul Pacheco; also numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, New Beginnings Church, 631 W. Corona St., with Pastor Benjamin Perea officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Pacheco, Larry Dennis
Larry Dennis Pacheco - Pueblo Chieftain - April 7, 2011 - Larry Dennis Pacheco, 44, born in Walsenburg Colo., passed on Sunday, April 3, 2011, due to health complications. Larry is the beloved son of Larry Pacheco Sr. and Janet Romero (Ron). Beloved husband of Gloria Ann Pacheco; beloved father of Landon Francis Vanderpluyn; step-father of Maria Annette Nieves; beloved step-grandfather of Alessandro, Emeliya and Esias Nieves. Larry left behind three sisters, Renee, Roxanne and Veronica; and one brother, James. Larry was a beloved uncle with many nieces and nephews. Service, 2 p.m. Friday, St. Mary Cathedral, Colorado Springs. Reception to follow at the Eagles, 1830-A North Academy Blvd.

Pacheco, Louis J. Jr.
Louis J. Pacheco Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 4, 2012 - Louis J. Pacheco Jr., of Pueblo, departed this life Nov. 29, 2012. Preceded in death by the love of his life, Regina; parents, Louis Sr. and Adelia Pacheco; in- laws, Guadalupe and Trinnie Torres. He is survived by his children, Jeanette (George) Peasley, Joseph (Loranette) Pacheco, Loralie (Randy) Ramos, Leanna (Russell) Salazar; brothers, Luther (Barbara) Pacheco, Marcus (Tina) Pacheco; sister, Charlene (Gene) Vega; in-laws, Ron (Elaine) Torres, Ray (Dorothy) Torres; grandchildren, Derek, Danae, Evan, Mikaela, Ethan, Jayda, DeAndre, Dennis, Desirea, Rio; goddaughter, Christina Torres; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. He graduated from East High School in 1967 and then enlisted in the United States Navy. He married his high school sweetheart, Gina. Louis proudly served his country for 20 years and retired Oct. 23, 1987, as chief petty officer/E7. He was a knowledgeable man who loved sports, reading and spending time with his grandchildren and daycare grandchildren. He will be missed but is now with his loving wife. Visitation will be 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, with rosary to follow at 7 p.m., both at Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at New Day Church, 121 Adams, Pueblo, with full military honors at Roselawn following service.

Pacheco, Mary
Mrs. Mary Pacheco - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 1918 - Mrs. Mary Pacheco aged 24 years, wife of J. M. Pacheco died last evening at a local hospital. The infant daughter of Mrs. Pacheco died only five days ago. She is survived by her husband and daughter Josephine, residing at the family home, 818 E. Abriendo avenue. The body is being cared for by the McCarthy Undertaking company and the funeral arrangements will be announced when relatives are heard from. Pueblo Chieftain 4-19-1918 The funeral of Mrs. Mary Pacheco will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family residence, 818 east Abriendo avenue and at 2:30 from Mount Carmel. Rev. Father Rizzio will conduct the services. The burial will be in the family lot at Roselawn cemetery in charge of the McCarthy Undertaking company.

Pacheco, Mary Ellena
Mary Ellena ' Nena'  Pacheco - Pueblo Chieftain - October 1, 2012 - Mary Ellena ' Nena'  Pacheco, 68, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 24, 2012. Memorial service, 11 a.m. today, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Pacheco, Moses A. Jr.
Moses A. Pacheco, Jr. - Greeley Tribune - July 29, 2008 - Moses A. Pacheco, Jr. was born in Walsenburg to Moises and Deluvina Pacheco. In 1973, he married Ernestine Casias in Denver. He worked in construction for a career. Mr. Pacheco was an avid musician. He played the guitar since he was 7 years old. He also enjoyed fishing. Mr. Pacheco died Sunday at the North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley. Survivors: His wife; his sons, Johnny Vee, Jim Vigil, Mike Pacheco and Joe Renner, all of Greeley, and Leo Pacheco and John Pacheco, both of Denver; his daughters, Tiffany Martinez of Greeley, Terri Quintana of Commerce City and Nora Pacheco of Pueblo; his brothers, Tom Pacheco of Salt Lake City, Joe Pacheco of Las Vegas, Steve Pacheco of Denver and Anthony Pacheco of Walsenburg; and his sisters, Viola and Sally Pacheco, both of Salt Lake City, Mary Hobbs of New Mexico and Alice Pacheco of Denver. Preceded in death by: His parents; his sister, Gloria Pacheco of Denver; his brothers, Eddie Pacheco of Walsenburg and Frank Pacheco of New Mexico; and his best friend, Frankie Ramirez. Visitation: Noon-5 p.m. Wednesday at Moser Funeral Service, 3501 S. 11th Ave., in Evans. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Moser Funeral Service. Notes: Moser Funeral Service in Evans is in charge of arrangements.

Pacheco, Nicolas
Nicolas Pacheco - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 2009 - Nicolas Pacheco, 86, died at home in Rye, Colo. Preceded in death by parents, Onesimo and Rogeria and step- mother, Maclovia; siblings, Julian, Edward, Lillian, Sally, and Robert; and in-laws, Emelina and Melquiadez Sanchez. Survived by wife of 60 years, Nellie; children, Larry, Nicholas (Juanita), Robert (Debbie), Jacqueline, Roger (Jennifer) and Timothy; 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great- grandchild; siblings, Alfred (Ellen), Amadeo, Frank (Sylvia), Gasper (Teresa), Mary, Florida, Jerry (Julie) and Richard. Nicolas was raised in North LaVeta and graduated from St. Mary' s in 1942. He proudly served as a veteran in three theatres in World War II. He retired from the CF&I after 34 years of service in the ' 40-inch,'  then ranched in Rye for 30 years. Nicolas was a member of St. Alloysius Catholic Church. A special thanks to Janis, Helen, Norma, and Erin at Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Rosary, 2 p.m. Thursday, followed by funeral Mass at Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with honors presented by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Pacheco, Oris
Oris Pacheco - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2013 - Oris Pacheco, 75. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Praise Assembly of God. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at the church hall following service. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Pacheco, Orlando M.
Orlando M. Pacheco - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 2009 - Orlando M. Pacheco, 83, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 8, 2009. Preceded in death by his wife, Betty; parents, Mac and Adella Pacheco; son-in-law, Manuel Romero; two brothers and one sister. He is survived by his daughters, Eva Urrutia and Angela Romero; sons, Daniel Pacheco and Thomas (Shiela) Pacheco; grandchildren, Robert Urrutia, Debbie (Mike) Ortega, Alisha Gonzales, Manuel, Jasper, Keisha and Leandro Romero; seven great-grandchildren; siblings, June Rosell, Della (Joe) Romero, Jeannette Pacheco, Manuel Pacheco and Estella (Martin) McClelland; best friend, Pete Serracino; and numerous nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. Orlando was a devoted father, husband and grandfather. He enjoyed going to Cripple Creek, playing cards and spending time with his grandchildren. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Pacheco, Ray Abel
Ray (Roy) Abel Pacheco - Pueblo Chieftain - October 9, 2012 - Ray (Roy) Abel Pacheco, 68, passed away Oct. 4, 2012. He was born November 21, 1943 in Trinidad, CO. Ray (Roy) was a retired union electrician who completed 40 years with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and Local Union No. 68. Ray (Roy) is predeceased by his parents, Casimiro and Margaret Tenorio Pacheco; sisters, Marina Martinez and Elvera O. Aranda; and brothers, Rudy Pacheco, Frank Pacheco, and Tony Pacheco. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Ramirez; son, Casey Fred (Laura) Pacheco; grandson, Cole Daniel Pacheco; sister, Pacifica (Pat) Sandoval; sisters-in-law, Frances Pacheco and Stella Pacheco; nephews, Anthony (Theresa) Pacheco, Daniel (Eileen) Pacheco, and Dennis (Jodi) Pacheco; and many other family members who are too numerous to mention. Viewing, 4 ' “ 7 p.m. Thursday and Funeral Service 10 a.m. Friday, both at TG McCarthy Funeral Home. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Denver Rescue Mission through the funeral home office.

Pacheco, Ronald Wayne
Ronald Wayne Pacheco - Pueblo Chieftain - January 2, 2011 - Ronald Wayne Pacheco was born on Aug. 15, 1951, in Ogden, Utah, to Isabelle and the late Antonio Pacheco. He was preceded in death by his comadre and compadre, Josefa and Jose Roldan; grandparents; brother, David, stepdaughter, Yvonne Teresa; and special companions, Peaches, Frankie, Cuca and Cocoa. Ron is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Carmen; daughters, Michelle (Daniel) Casados, Ronda (Bryan) Kimsey and Erika (Manuel) Pacheco; stepdaughter, Annette Tafoya; grandchildren, Charity, Malisa, Daniel Jr., Stievan, Emanuel, Joshua, Evana, Wayne and special granddaughter and pal, CarLee; step-grandchildren, Kiera, April and Kimmy; step-great-grandchildren, Michael, Mezmyrriah, Jose, Elijah and Emiliano; siblings, Rosalee (Joe) Carrasco, Anthony (Cathy) Pacheco, David (Pat) Pacheco, Chris (Shirley) Pacheco, Octabiano (Mel) Pacheco and LyndaLee (Ed) Pennington; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Ron proudly served as a Marine from 1969 to 1975 and fought in the Vietnam War. He was a devoted Catholic and proudly reached his goal of saying 1,000,000 Hail Marys and dedicated them to the Divine Mercy of Christ. Ron enjoyed watching EWTN on a daily basis. He was a Broncos' fan, and when he was in better health, loved fishing, and spending time with his family. He also enjoyed making rosaries. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, followed by a rosary at Imperial Funeral Home. Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. At the family' s request, they will receive friends at Ron' s mother' s home. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Pacheco, Rosa
Rosa Pacheco - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2009 - Rosa Pacheco, 86, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 6, 2009. Born 1922, in Mora, N.M., she lived in Cheyenne, Wyo., for many years working at the Mayflower and Albany cafes before moving to Pueblo. Rosa loved baking, sewing, and most of all, spending time with her family. Survived by her loving spouse, Arsenio Pacheco; children, Adam (Catherine) Pacheco, Della (Art) Garibay, Raymond (Vanna) Valdez, Arthur Valdez and Maxine (Armond) Garcia; son-in-law, Frank Velasquez; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends whom she loved dearly. Rosa was preceded in death by her parents, Salvador and Cleotilde Valdez; three sisters, Elena Olguin, Lucia Romero and Roselia Sandoval; grandsons, Arthur Valdez Jr. and Jeremy Valdez; and her daughter, Betty Velasquez. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, with vigil service to follow at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Pacheco, Tony Benny
Tony Benny Pacheco - Pueblo Chieftain - September 7, 2011 - Tony Benny Pacheco, 85. He was born to the union of Casey and Maggie Pacheco on July 12, 1926, in Troy, Colo., ushered into the hands of the Lord on Sept. 6, 2011, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by brothers, Rudy Pacheco and Frank Pacheco; sister, Marina Martinez; brothers-in-law, Abel Martinez and Richard Sandoval. Left to cherish his memory, his wife of 65 years, Stella Marie Pacheco; his children, Milton Sonny (Dorothy) Pacheco and Patricia (Don) Estrada; grandchildren, Justine (Randy) Ramos, Eric (Roberta) Pacheco, Adrienne Estrada (John), Adam (Christy) Estrada; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Ray (Juanita) Pacheco; sisters, Pacifica Sandoval and Vera (Sy) Aranda; sisters-in-law, Francis Pacheco and Annie Pennington; numerous nephews and nieces. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel, with Brother Martin Quintana officiating.

Pacheco, Wilma N.
Wilma N. Pacheco - Pueblo Chieftain - June 9, 2011 - Wilma N. Pacheco, 68, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on June 6, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Porfirio and Ruby Quintana; brothers, Max and Henry; and sisters, Carmen and Maria. Wilma is survived by her loving husband of 22 years, Gene Chavez; son, Curtis (Alma) Pacheco; grandchildren, Curtis, Ryan and Jordan; close family friends, Lisa Cisneros, Priscilla Trujillo, Jodie Taylor and Stan Gurule; siblings, Margarita and Debbie; brother-in-law, Rudy; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Pacheco-Mundell, Rebecca M.
Rebecca M. Pacheco-Mundell - Pueblo Chieftain - May 9, 2013 - Rebecca M. Pacheco-Mundell, 35, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 4, 2013. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel.

Pachek, John H.
John H. Pachek - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 1998 - John H. Pachek, age 99, passed away Sept. 29, 1998. Preceded in death by his wife, Rose C. Pachek. Survived by his daughter, Gertrude Pachek, Pueblo, Colo.; and son, Carl (Therese) Pachek, Phoenix, Ariz. Grandfather of Robert (Mary) Pachek, Wiggins, Colo., Jan (David) Richard, Donna Pachek, Paula Pachek and Carol Pachek, all of Phoenix, Ariz. Also survived by eight great-grandchildren; sister, Julia Henrich; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Pachek was the oldest living retiree of the CF&I Steel Corporation. Viewing, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Rosary, Friday, 7 p.m. and funeral Mass, Saturday, 10 a.m., St. Patrick Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Pachelli, Domenic Mark
Domenic Mark Pachelli - Trinidad Times Independent - February 20, 2011 - Domenic Mark Pachelli, 50, of Trinidad, was called by the Lord peacefully Feb. 18, 2011, after a long courageous battle with renal failure. Domenic was born Dec. 5, 1960, in Dorchester, Mass., to Richard and Constance (Lavan) Pachelli. In 1965, Domenic and his family moved to Trinidad where he attended Holy Trinity Grade School and Trinidad Catholic High. He earned an Associates Degree from Trinidad State Junior College. Domenic was previously employed in custodial services and for many years he took pride in maintaining the cleanliness and upkeep of the Church. Domenic was a 20 year member of the Knights of Columbus and belonged to the New Hope Catholic Charismatic Prayer Group and Adult Day Care. He was a devout Catholic and his strong faith helped him endure the greatest of challenges. He enjoyed participating in community fundraising events in which he often volunteered. He was a weather enthusiast who had a great knowledge of meteorology and was fascinated by weather events throughout the world. He enjoyed traveling by bike, bus, and train throughout Colorado and New Mexico. As his condition worsened, biking became more difficult and you would most often see Domenic driving his blue scooter throughout the streets of Trinidad. He had a great sense of humor, a contagious laugh, and embraced life to the fullest. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends but will remain in our hearts forever. He is our hero. Domenic is survived by his parents, Richard and Constance Pachelli, his brothers and sisters, Richard Pachelli Jr. (Flora) of Trinidad, Fred Pachelli (Kathleen) of Monte Vista, Laura Pachelli-Pati (Vincent) of Rockville, Md., Lucille Pachelli of New York City, and Lynn Pachelli-Rivera (Lionel) of Colorado Springs. He is also survived by his niece Tiffany Pachelli of Colorado Springs, and aunts Elizabeth Stelitano, Ann Pachelli, and Mary Pachelli, all of Trinidad, and numerous cousins. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Laurence and Jeanette Lavan of Boston, Mass., and Angelo and Lucia Pachelli of Trinidad, and his godparents Dominic and Lena Pachelli of Trinidad. Funeral services are Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, with Eulogy at 9:45 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Entombment to follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family respectfully requests privacy following burial services. Pallbearers are Richard Pachelli, Jr., Fred Pachelli, Lionel Rivera, Dick Anderson, Virgil Micek, and Paul Montera. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Pachelli, Mary
Mary Pachelli - Trinidad Times Independent - March 26, 2011 - Mary Pachelli, 96, passed away peacefully in her home Thursday, March 24, 2011. She was born in Jansen Oct. 25, 1914, to Rosaria Arturo and Pietro DeBono. Mary was united in marriage to Albert N. Pachelli July 30, 1936. Mary was the happiest when she was with her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Throughout Mary' s life, she had many health and personal challenges. She adapted graciously, and with her incredible inner strength and courage, was able to live well and be as independent as possible. These special qualities were an inspiration to her family and all who knew her. Mary was preceded in death by mother Rosaria Arturo and father Pietro DeBono, husband Albert N. Pachelli, sisters Lucy DeBono and Lena (Frank) Shew, brothers Frank (Carmella) DeBono, Tony DeBono, Sam (June) DeBono, Ross (Marian) DeBono, Joe (Louise) DeBono, Mike DeBono, Gino DeBono sister-in-law Egle DeBono, and great grandson Cole Balsz. Mary is survived by children Chuck (Bonnie) Pachelli, Trinidad, Lucille (Kirby) Bonato, Trinidad, Alberta (Louis) Guigli, Mission Viejo, California, and Albert Jr. (Joanne) Pachelli, Trinidad; grandchildren Robert Bonato Jr., Trinidad, Mark Pachelli, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Brenda (Andy) Balsz, Rancho Santa Margarita, California, Janine Pachelli, Brainerd, Minnesota, Douglas (Cobea) Pachelli, Trinidad, Diedra (Ryan) Flynn, Ladera Ranch, California, and Martin Pachelli, Trinidad; and great grandson Blake Balsz, Rancho Santa Margarita, California; brother Nick DeBono, sisters-in-law Catherine DeBono, Elizabeth Stelitano, Ann Pachelli, and brother-in-law Richard (Connie) Pachelli, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Pallbearers are Robert Bonato, Jr., Mark Pachelli, Brenda Balsz, Janine Pachelli, Diedra Flynn, and Franklin Shew. Rosary will be recited at 9:15 a.m. Friday, April 1, 2011, at the Comi Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, April 1, 2011 at 10 a.m., Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. In memory of Mary Pachelli, donations can be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. 711 Walsen Ave. Suite B, Walsenburg, CO 81089. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Pachorek, Joseph C. Sr.
Joseph C. Pachorek Sr. - Trinidad Times Independent - September 16, 2011 - Joseph C. Pachorek Sr., Business owner, WWII veteran Joseph Charles Pachorek Sr., 90, passed away unexpectedly at home on Sept. 9, 2011. He was born in Sopris to Frances (Pituck) and Anthony Pachorek. He proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Corp. receiving his Honorable Discharge. He served with a very heavy bombardment squadron in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre as a remote control turret mechanic-gunner on B-29 aircraft. He manned, sighted and fired the ring gunnery position during aerial combat. Joe identified targets, adjusted sights, tracked targets and fired machine guns. He also performed maintenance and minor repair work on electrical systems of turrets, sights, and computers and made necessary adjustments on pre flighted gun systems. Joe flew 250 hours as a remote control turret mechanic gunner. Joe was a successful businessman, having owned and operated Pachorek Auto and Electric for 60 years until his retirement. When he was not working at his shop, he ran a small ranch where he and his children took many priceless horse rides with his horses Rainy and Daisy. The stories from the ranching days are numerous. He helped all his children build their homes. He gave not only to his children, but to his grandchildren. On Oct. 18, 1985, Joe was united in marriage to Ida Sue Foster in Raton. Joe, a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, will be missed dearly by those who loved him. He was preceded in death by sisters Mary Shaw, Stephanie Chapman, brothers Frank Pachorek, Tony Pachorek, Steve Pachorek and Felix Pachorek. Survivors are his wife Ida Sue Pachorek, sister Wanda Pachorek, children, Joseph Pachorek Jr., Mark Pachorek, Donna Pachorek, Stephanie Pachorek, former wife Jean Pachorek, grandchildren, Rebecca Pachorek, Dylan Pachorek, Karen Sartori, Simon Pachorek, Zachary Pachorek, Jacob Stees, great-grandchildren, Matthew Pachorek, Joshua Pachorek, Nikenzie Sartori, Natalia Sartori, step-children, Stephen Foster, Craig Foster, Brad Foster, Gaylene Deese, special goddaughter Christine O' Byrane and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A Memorial Gathering will be held Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel with Military Honors conducted by Ft. Carson Honor Guard. Private family inurnment will follow at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Packard, David
David Packard - Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 2008 - Pride of Pueblo - It' s not our custom to follow a Monday "Classic Pueblo" in the Chieftain with an editorial in further praise of the subject, but Pueblo native David Packard, featured in this week's "Legacy of support" feature, was an exceptional subject. Mr. Packard was born in Pueblo on Sept. 7, 1912. A fine athlete, he was graduated from Pueblo Centennial High School and entered Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., in 1929. There he met and became roommates with William Hewlett. In 1939, the two became business partners, and Hewlett-Packard grew into one of the most successful electronics engineering and computer companies in the world. On the 50th anniversary of the firm's founding, the Palo Alto garage in which they set up business was designated a historical landmark as the birthplace of California's Silicon Valley. Mr. Packard and his wife created the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to support worthy community causes. During his life, and since his death on March 26, 1996, the philanthropic foundation has bestowed millions of dollars on community projects in Pueblo. David Packard's legacy is a special point of pride to his hometown.

Padgett, Irene Z.
Irene Z. Padgett - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 1982- Mrs. Irene Z. Padgett, late of 1015 Routt, passed away July 8, 1982, at a local hospital. Survivors include a son and daughter, John J. (Mary) Padgett and Mary Nell (Doug) Ring, both of Pueblo; three grandchildren, Victoria L. Padgett, John W. Padgett and Meredith P. Ring, all of Pueblo; two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Cory of Galveston, Texas, and Mrs. Mary Jane Ortbal of Quincy, Ill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor J. Padgett, Feb. 21, 1982, a brother, Albin L. Wolkensdorfer, and a sister, Ramona Sawer. Mrs. Padgett was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese Church. She was a retired teacher, having taught in Junction City, Kan., District 60, and the Shrine of St. Therese grade school. Mass of the Resurrection, 7 p.m. Sunday, Shrine of St. Therese Church, with Msgr. Peter F. Maas officiating. The family will receive friends after the service at 313 Jackson. Mrs. Padgett will lie in state 2 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The casket will be open after the service. Please omit flowers. Donations may be made to the John Neumann Catholic School.

Padgett, Victor J.
Victor J. Padgett - Pueblo Star Journal - February 22, 1982 - Victor J. Padgett, late of Pueblo, passed away Sunday, Feb. 21, 1982, in a local hospital. Survived by his wife, Irene Padgett, of the family home; one son, John J. (Mary) Padgett, 313 Jackson, where the family may be contacted, one daughter, Mary Nell (Doug) Ring, Pueblo; three grandchildren, Victoria and John W. Padgett, and Meredith P. Ring, all of Pueblo. He was a member of Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church and Brotherhood of Railway, Airline and Steamship Clerks. He was born Sept. 15, 1907 in Junction City, Kan., and had been a resident of Pueblo for 42 years. He was employed by the Santa Fe Railroad as a telegraph operator, retiring Sept. 1, 1972, after 35 years. He was married to Irene Wolkensdorfer, May 27, 1934, in Junction City, Kan. Mass of the Resurrection 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb . 23, 1982, Shrine of St. Therese. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the John Neuman Catholic School, direct or through the funeral home office. Visitation 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday and at the church after the service.

Padila, Fedelina
Fedelina Padila - Pueblo Chieftain - June 1, 2006 - Fedelina Padilla, 73, passed away May 26, 2006. She was born to Joaquion and Feliz Lozano on April 6, 1933. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers and one sister, Herman Lozano, Lorenzo Lozano and Angelina Valdez; and one grandson, Alfred James Cordova Jr. She married her husband of 58 years, Florentino Padilla on Sept. 8, 1947. They had seven children, Emelia Phyllis Gonzales, Kathleen (Alfred) Cordova, Madelene (Martin) Antunez, Florentino Padilla Jr., Donald Padilla, Rick (Delaine) Padilla and Jack (Betty) Padilla. She had 25 grandchildren, 72 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, and funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday; both at Romero Chapel, with Pastor Paul Elder and the Rev. Marco Salinas officiating. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after burial.

Padilla, Alfalonia
Alfalonia Padilla - Rocky Mountain News - March 24, 1891 - Shot Him - Trinidad, Colo., March 23 - A Mexican named Alfalonia Padilla, well known in this city, was shot and instantly killed this morning at Trinchera, a small station a few miles south of here, by an Italian named Salvador. The two men had been bitter enemies for some time, on account of a claim made by both to a tract of government land, which they are both living on. They met again today and had hot words. Finally Salvador drew a revolver and fired six bullets into the body of Padilla, who died instantly. Both men have families. The Italian made his escape, and has not yet been captured.

Padilla, Angel
Angel Padilla - Trinidad Times Independent - June 26, 2012 - Infant Angel Padilla, went to be with Jesus on Friday, June 15, 2012. She was preceded in death by her brother, Giuseppe Padilla. She is survived by her mother Shawna L. Sanchez; her father, Joseph Padilla Sr.; her brothers, Joseph F. Padilla Jr. and Jose Padilla; her grandparents, Joan and John Sanchez and Tina and Ron Padilla, all of Trinidad; and numerous relatives. Graveside services will be held Thursday, June 28, at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Padilla, Beatrice
Beatrice ' Kooka'  Padilla - Pueblo Chieftain - March 4, 2012 - Beatrice ' Kooka'  Padilla, 54, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 29, 2012. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Padilla, Dicky
Dicky Padilla - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 2009 - Dicky Padilla, 54, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord May 3, 2009. Preceded in death by his father, Bennie Padilla; and sister, Irene Padilla. Survived by his daughters, Mona (Ben Raygoza) Padilla and Sandy (Chito Ortega) Padilla; grandchildren, Mark Jr., Alyssa, Sabrina, Daniel, Danielle, Janielle and Isidro Jr.; mother, Carmen Padilla; brother, John (Stella) Padilla; sister, Geraldine Barela; and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Dicky was employed with Summit Brick for 34 years. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday, Romero Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Padilla, Elisario P.
Elisario P. Padilla - Trinidad Times Independent - June 13, 2013 - Elisario P. Padilla, Educator, U.S. Marine Corp. veteran - Elisario P. Padilla also known as Charlie, passed away June 9, 2013, at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta, Colorado at the age of 79. He was born in Amalia, N.M., May 11, 1934, to Maria R. (Martinez) and Antonio Padilla. He attended schools in Torres and Primero graduating from Primero High School in 1953. Charlie then attended Adams State College receiving his BA Degree in Education. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp. On October 21, 1957, Charlie was united in marriage to Betty Rose Gutierrez, at Mt. Carmel Church in Trinidad. He taught for 41 years, in various schools in New Mexico including Cimarron, Penasco, Santa Rosa and then moved to La Junta where he taught until his retirement. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Preceding him in death are parents, Maria and Antonio Padilla, brother Edwin Padilla, sisters Bennie Vialpando and Toni Sanders. Survivors are son Charles Ross Padilla, Oklahoma City, Okla., daughter Rosita Wanda (Kenneth) Moureau, Albuquerque, siblings, Joe (Georganna) Padilla, Trinidad, Phil (Dolly) Padilla, Trinidad, Jose (Tina) Padilla, Pueblo, Bessie Vallejos, Trinidad, Faye (John) Lopez, Denver, Ida (James) Lucero, Denver, Margie Padilla, Trinidad, Roger Padilla, Trinidad Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Friday, June 14, 2013, with Rosary at 9:15 a.m. at Comi Chapel, followed by the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by the United States Marine Honor Guard. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Padilla, Elizabeth L.
Elizabeth L. "Betty" Padilla - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 2010 - Elizabeth L. "Betty" Padilla, 72, of Pueblo, formerly of Denver, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 6, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Padilla; companion, Mauro Rocha; sons, Frank "Poncho" Padilla and John Padilla; parents, John and Cindy Salazar; and brothers, Jimmy and Dale Salazar. Betty is survived by her children, Sandra (Steve) Garcia, Flora (Ferdinando) Suazo, Edward (Carla) Padilla and Alfred Padilla; 16 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Marie (Nash) Villegas, Eddie (Alice) Salazar, Ernestine Lucero, Maria (Jesus) Rodriguez, John (Jan) Salazar and Sharon (Louie) Martinez; and numerous nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, with prayer service to follow at 6 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Highest Praise Fellowship. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Padilla, Flora M.
Flora M. Padilla - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 2011 - Flora M. Padilla, 82, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 21, 2011. She was preceded in death by her son, Ray H. Padilla; grandson, Ray Padilla Jr.; parents, Cristiano and Margarita Armijo; and daughter-in-law, Yvonne Padilla. Flora is survived by her children, Esther, Evelyn (Leroy), Albert, Rosalie (Joe), Pearl, Theresa, Melinda, Andrew and Theatra; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; brother, Orey (Ramona); sister, Ermie; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday with Rosary to follow at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Friday, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services. In lieu of food and flowers, donations can be made in care of Romero Funeral Home.

Padilla, Isabel D.
Isabel D. 'Belle' Padilla - Trinidad Times Independent - July 27, 2009 - Isabel D. "Belle" Padilla, age 73, passed away at home on July 17, 2009. She was born in Hoehne, Colorado on August 26, 1935 to Dina (Padilla) and Cristoval Valdez. She attended school in Hoehne. Belle was united in marriage to Robert Padilla in Trinidad, Colorado until his passing in 1978. For many years she was a waitress at several local restaurants and then from 1990-1997 she owned and operated the El Paso Cafe. Isabel enjoyed reading, caring for her garden and dancing. She spent much of her time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death are parents, Dina and Cristoval Valdez; husband, Robert Padilla; brothers, Anthony Valdez, Alfred Valdez; sister, Mary Ann Ricks and son-in-law, Mike McCarver. Survivors are children, Laura McCarver, Trinidad; Dina (John) Hathoot, Yorba Linda, Calif.; Robert (Lindsay) Padilla, Broken Arrow, Okla.; Linda (Tim) Montoya, Moreno Valley, Calif.; Mike (Melanie) Padilla, Aurora, Colo.; Gary (Susan) Padilla, Colo. Springs, Colo.; Paula (Carey Jones) David, Walsenburg, Colo.; Regina (Zak) Robinson, Trinidad; siblings John (Julia) Valdez, Raymond (Ruth) Valdez, Dolores Torres, Rosalie (George) Herrera, Chris (Joan) Valdez, Patrick (Margo) Valdez, Barbara Valdez-Martinez; 20 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Memorial Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 23, 2009 at First Christian Church with Pastor Cary Nelson officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Family can be contacted at 35092 Co. Rd. 20.8, Space D4, (719-845-0616) or 1509 Lawrence Ave. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Padilla, James E.
James E. Padilla - Pueblo Chieftain - December 5, 2007 - James E. Padilla, 68, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 19, 2007. Preceded in death by his loving spouse, Mary Padilla; and parents, Edward and Emilia Padilla. Survived by children, Angela (Edward) Salazar, James Padilla, Wayne (Anita) Padilla and Mark (Linette) Padilla; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Anthony (Lorraine) Padilla; sisters, Beatrice Bailey and Jane (Harold) Sanchez; special niece, Veronica Chavez; and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. today with rosary to follow at Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Hall following rosary. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Interment, La Veta Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Eagle Hall in Walsenburg following interment.

Padilla, Jeremiah Joseph
Jeremiah Joseph Padilla - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2012 - Jeremiah Joseph Padilla, infant, Oct. 18, 2012. Left to cherish his memory, are his parents, Joe and Alice Padilla; brother, Daniel; sister, Makayela; and grandparents, Danny and Eileen Padilla and Faye Kimbell. He also leaves numerous aunts, uncles and other relatives. Private interment in Babyland at the Imperial Cemetery.

Padilla, Joe A.
Joe A. Padilla - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 2010 - Joe A. Padilla, 81, born 1929, in Trinidad, Colo., passed away unexpectedly Sept. 11, 2010. Cremation has taken place and private ceremony was held.

Padilla, Joe E.
Joe E. Padilla - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 2011 - Joe E. Padilla, 84, passed away Jan. 7, 2011. Survived by his wife of 66 years, Viola Padilla; children, Louise (Steve) Cox, Bea (Henry) Nevarez, Joseph (Darlene) Padilla, Anthony (Theresa) Padilla, Frances Padilla, Stanley (Fran) Padilla and Paul (Valerie Garbiso) Padilla; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Julian and Louisa Padilla; son, Julian Padilla; and great-grandson, Kameron. Joe was born Dec. 8, 1926, in Costilla, N.M. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired from the PAD as a supply clerk. He loved his family and enjoyed fishing. Member of American Legion No.181. Rosary, 6 p.m. Monday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, with Monsignor Leonard Racki as celebrant; both services at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th Street and Grand Avenue. Flag presentation by the Pueblo County Sheriff' s Office and interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the V.A. Nursing Home in Walsenburg.

Padilla, Joe P.
Joe P. Padilla - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2010 - Joe P. Padilla, 78, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 10, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe M. and Ersilia Padilla; and brothers, Orlando, Richard and Felix. Joe is survived by his children, Bobby and Louise; siblings, Patricia, Joseph (Rachel), Gloria, Adeline, Ernest, Ruth (Bob), Lawrence, Bernard (Antionette), Julian (Delphinia) and Beatrice; aunt, Rafalita; and numerous nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. Joe was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was employed for 50 years at the Broadmoor as a kitchen steward. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Padilla, Joe Ralph
Joe Ralph Padilla - Trinidad Times Independent - January 22, 2007 - Joe Ralph Padilla, 77, died Jan. 18, 2007, in Trinidad. He was born Nov. 9, 1929 in Berwind, to Jose Remijio Padilla and Emelia (Trujillo) Padilla. He attended Trinidad public schools and Morley School. He joined the U.S. Army during World War II. He returned to Trinidad for a short while. He moved to California where he met and married Barbara Davidson in Whittier, Calif. He worked as the maintenance supervisor for Montebello School District until his retirement when he returned to Trinidad. He was a member of Holy Trinity Church, La Confederacion Montalista, Americana Lodge. He loved camping and fishing. He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Flavio and Kenneth Padilla, sisters Josephine Griego, Dora Hernandez, Maxine Martinez and Jennie Baca. He is survived by daughter Cathie (Tom) Archuleta, Truth or Consequences, N.M., Step-daughters Leanne Miller, Petalome, Calif. and Neda West, Santa Rosa, Calif., seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and sister Lillian Alvarado of Trinidad. Visitation will be Monday, Jan. 22 from 2 -6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel followed by a Rosary at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Matthew Wertin officiating. Interment to follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steven Archuleta, Stephen Archuleta, John Garcia, Daniel Alvarado, David Valdez and Bill Larson. Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Tapia and Chuck Griego. The family can be contacted at 820 E. Second St. or 9800 Santa Fe Trail Drive, #22. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Padilla, Joseph E.
Joseph E. Padilla - Pueblo Chieftain - September 29, 2012 - Joseph E. Padilla, 62, died unexpectedly Sept. 26, 2012, in Parker, Colo. He is survived by his wife, Darlene; sons, Jerode (Stacie) and Byron (Dana); grandchildren, Julian, Ace, Tristan, Tanner and Laney; mother, Viola; six brothers and sisters; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his father, Joe Padilla; and his brother, Julian Padilla. Joe retired from the steel mill and had worked for OSHA as a compliance officer for the past 12 years. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at Ave Maria Church, 9056 E. Parker Road, Parker, Colo., with reception in the church basement immediately following the Mass. A memorial Mass also will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at Our Lady of the Meadows Church, 23 Starling Drive, Pueblo, Colo., with a reception in the church basement immediately following the Mass.

Padilla, Julie Ann
Julie Ann Padilla - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 1998 - 2 Murders Stun Pueblo - Police cordoned off the home at 1119 E. 10th St. where a 15-year-old girl was found slain early Friday. Pueblo police are investigating the brutal death of a 15-year-old East Side girl who apparently was attacked and killed in a bedroom of her family home at 1119 E. 10th St. about 4 a.m. Friday. Julie Ann Padilla apparently had been stabbed and beaten to death before her father, James Padilla, was awakened around 4 a.m. and found the back door of his house had been forced open. In a police report, Padilla said he was sleeping in the basement when awakened. Once he discovered the back door open, Padilla went to check on his daughter who was sleeping in a nearby bedroom. He found her body in the bed amidst considerable blood. While trying to revive her, Padilla said he heard someone run from the house. Julie Padilla, a Centennial High School sophomore, apparently died from "multiple trauma injuries," Coroner James Kramer said Friday afternoon. Kramer declined to be more specific about the cause of death, saying an autopsy was scheduled. Neighbors of the Padillas said police investigators told them early Friday the girl had been stabbed and that an intruder probably entered through the back of the house. The girl's father told police that she had been out Thursday evening with her older sister, Pamela, until about 10 p.m. When she returned home, Padilla said he went to bed and did not come back upstairs until he felt the draft from the open back door about 4 a.m. Deputy Police Chief Charlene Graham confirmed that the girl lived at the house with her parents, James and Mary Padilla. She would not elaborate on the police investigation, but said detectives did not have an immediate suspect. The killing shocked neighbors in the 1100 block of East 10th. "Not Julie Padilla!" one man burst out in disbelief when told of the girl's death. Staring down the street at the Padillas' house, which was roped off behind yellow police tape, the visibly shaken man said, "I just can't believe it. She was the nicest girl you can imagine." Other neighbors were stunned at the news of the apparent murder. Bonnie Martinez, 17, said she was sleeping in the front room of the house next door to the Padillas at 1111 E. 10th St. and heard someone trying to open the front door in the middle of the night. "It woke me up, but I thought it was probably someone in my family," she said. Juan Martinez, her stepfather, said he was awakened by the flash of police lights at the Padillas' house early this morning. "I thought there was a fire or something," he said. "But I didn't hear anything before that." Moses Raygoza, 19, said he was startled to find police next door early Friday. He said he knew one of Julie's brothers fairly well. "You don't think anything like this is going to happen to people in your neighborhood," he said. Pueblo Chieftain December 13, 1998 - Coroner: Victims Beaten to Death - While police searched Saturday for leads in two violent homicides that shocked the city Friday, autopsies on the two victims revealed that both died from severe injuries to the head. Pueblo County Coroner James Kramer said the victims both died from "trauma to the head." Kramer said that Julie Ann Padilla, 15, who died in her parents' East Side home, was not stabbed, as neighbors had claimed Friday. "I don't know where that came from," he said of the report. Meanwhile, Pueblo Police Deputy Chief Charlene Graham said Saturday that her officers were following leads in the deaths of Padilla and 26-year-old Albert DeHerrera. DeHerrera, of 135 Harvard in the Blocks neighborhood, also died from "blunt trauma to the head," said Kramer. Toxicology tests on each victim won't be available until later next week. He said he did not know what objects were used to kill the two young Puebloans. "Police are looking for the suspected weapons, and if discovered, (they) will be compared to the wounds." Police were investigating the bizarre death of Padilla, who died in her bed at home, when the call came in on DeHerrera's body being found at his home in the Blocks, the area above the Arkansas River off Abriendo. According to a police report written by Officer William Doyle, police were called to the 1119 E. 10th Street home of Padilla's father, Jimmy, at 3:45 a.m. Friday. Jimmy Padilla had discovered his daughter, a Centennial High sophomore, in bed covered in blood. Padilla said he was up at 2 a.m. and everything was OK, his daughter in bed and his wife was at work. When he rose again less than two hours later, he noticed a draft from the back door and found the door open. On his way to close it, he stepped on some broken glass, the report said. He went into Julie's room to see if she had heard anything, and he discovered her unconscious. Padilla said he heard someone run from the front room through the kitchen and out the back door. Police and rescue workers' efforts to revive her were unsuccessful, Doyle's report said. His daughter had no boyfriends or ex-boyfriends, Padilla told police, and had only had a few movie dates. No one is ruled out as a suspect in the case, Graham said. In the DeHerrera killing, there were no signs of forced entry in the home, said Graham. Police are looking for DeHerrera's car, a 1997 white Buick Skylark, with Colorado license plates G1P8965. DeHerrera was last seen alive Thursday night when he left classes at Pueblo Community College. Graham said the cases are not connected. She said she does not think that Padilla and DeHerrera were acquainted. Kramer said it was the first time in his memory that two unconnected killings occurred here in the same day. "We've had some in the same 24-hour period, but not the same day, that I can recall," he said. Kramer has been county coroner for more than 20 years. The killings were the 14th and 15th homicides of the year in Pueblo. Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 1998 - Everyone Agrees: Julie Was a Special Girl - An empty seat on a school bus. The unused plate and setting at the family dinner table. A vacant desk in a classroom. The shred of yellow, crime-scene tape quivering in the wind on the corner street pole. All are reminders of the unthinkable. Julie Ann Padilla is gone. On Dec. 11, the 15-year-old Centennial High School sophomore was found murdered in the night in a well-kept house on East 10th Street, the only home she ever knew. Broken glass on the floor by a back door points to a forced entry by an unknown intruder. The neighborhood, the community and the city are scared. Police are asking for help from anyone who might have information leading to the arrest of Julie's killer. Since her tragic death, there has been an outpouring of grief from family, friends and total strangers. Everyone who knew her agrees that she was special. Most remember her perpetual smile. Friends at Centennial silkscreened T-shirts with her photograph and the message, "In Loving Memory of Julie Ann Padilla - Keep On Smiling." Her neighborhood schoolmates decorated their bus stop with a hand-letter poster that read, "We miss you, Julie, from the kids on bus #20." The "i" in her name was dotted with a heart. Students at Centennial turned her school locker into a shrine where they wrote personal goodbye messages; some wrote poems. Others remembered her emerald green eyes. Green was her favorite color. She and her dad, Jimmy Padilla, were fixing up a VW "slug bug" for her first car and it was going to be painted green. This past week in her memory, her family and friends were wearing snips of green ribbons pinned to their clothing at the suggestion of her cousin Amy. She was a scholar and an athlete. A childhood friend remembered how she could never beat Julie at anything, including jumping on a pogo stick. Julie beat all the other girls, AND the boys, at Fountain Elementary School in the annual basketball Hoop Shootout two years in a row. While a student at Risley Middle School, Julie earned one of the coveted academic letter jackets reserved for the best students. She also played a masterful flute. Her dad thinks Julie was destined to become a teacher because of her way with children. "I was beginning to call her a chameleon," Padilla said. "She would blend in with any age she was around." A week after her death, members of her immediate family gathered at the family home for this interview. Her parents Jimmy and Mary, brothers Kenneth, 25, and Jimmie, 24, sisters Pamela, 23, and Jaime, 32, were there. "A great thanks from our family to everyone in this community who reached out to us in our time of need," said Jimmy Padilla, "I can't express our thanks enough." What came out of the 90-minute session was each person's feeling of overwhelming loss. Julie was their baby, born eight years after Pamela, her closest-in-age sibling. Each member of the family had nurtured her in his or her own way. Even recently, the family had tried to weave a cloak of protection around their baby. "When I was home, she didn't get many calls from boys," said brother Jimmie, only half joking and implying that he may have intercepted an occasional call from a boy. As recently as the week of her death, her father drove her to the bus stop four blocks away. "Dad would wait 'til the bus was coming; all the others kids were waiting out in the cold and it would embarrass her," remembered Pamela. One time when they missed the bus, her father chased the bus to a stop light and honked until he got the attention of the bus driver. The driver let a red-faced Julie get on the bus. Despite her youth, she showed concern for others. She came home from school one day angry because other kids at school were making fun of a disabled boy. "She was so hurt and so mad that they could make fun of someone," Pamela said. "Give her five minutes with someone who didn't know her and they liked her." Julie loved animals as much as she loved humans, her mother added. Also, there was an adventurous and mischievous side to Julie. Fairly frequently, she would pop out from behind a door and shout, "Booo!" trying to scare someone. The practical joker also lived for the thrill of a carnival ride or rollercoaster. Comedies were her favorite movies, closely followed by spooky ones. The Padillas are mourning their baby and another generation of Pueblo's youth is mourning lost innocence. She represented the hope that through some magical process her best qualities might have been passed to another generation. In the battle between good and evil, evil has won a round. The world without Julie is considerably darker. "She was a gentle spirit," said Jaime, fighting back tears. Maybe the best thing we can do as a community is to follow Julie's example to "Keep on smiling."

Padilla, Lillie
Lillie Duran Padilla - Greeley Tribune - January 4, 2004 - The Rev. Lillie Duran Padilla, 80, a former longtime Greeley resident, died Thursday, Dec. 11, at the home of her daughter in Monument surrounded by family. A resident of South Gate, Calif., she was visiting family in Monument for the holidays. During her visit she broke her leg and was hospitalized at Colorado Springs Memorial where she subsequently suffered a massive stroke. Mrs. Padilla, eldest daughter born to the Rev. Eduardo and Margaret Martinez Duran on Sept. 20, 1923, attended Greeley schools and lived and worked in Greeley for many years. At age 15, she married 23-year-old Jose Rangel Padilla, who was converted to the Pentecostal faith through the ministry of her father. The young couple made the decision to enter the ministry and enrolled together at the Instituto Biblico of the Latin American Assemblies of God in Ysleta, Texas. After completing their studies, they established congregations throughout the southwestern United States. During the early years of their marriage, they helped build the Spanish Assemblies of God churches in Chama, Milliken, Fort Lupton, La Plata and other small cities in Colorado and in Texas, New Mexico, Wyoming and California. Both Mrs. Padilla and her husband are considered founders in the great Pentecostal movement of the Assemblies of God during the 1940s and '50s. During breaks between revivals and her husband's evangelism, Mrs. Padilla always returned to Greeley. She worked at the Weld County Hospital as a nurse's aide and eventually went on to receive her nursing license and credentials. She was most happy while wearing her white nurse's cap and starched nurse's uniform while caring for her patients. She became a role model for her family and children, having combined her responsibilities as a pastor's wife and mother of eight children, while working nights in hospitals to support the family and put food on the table. Mrs. Padilla would unhesitatingly pack up the children and move whenever the Latin American Assemblies of God offices asked them to serve as pastors of churches, be they fledgling or well-established congregations. She was at her husband's side as he pastored in the 1950s at Bethania, Assemblea de Dios in Albuquerque, N.M., where some of the great ministers of the day were part of the congregation. In 1957, she moved to Los Angeles when her husband was called to serve as pastor of El Sendero de La Cruz. They also served as ministers at El Sinoe, in east Los Angeles, and many other small churches in the central valley of California. Mrs. Padilla loved nursing, singing Christian hymns, traveling and driving. After her eight children grew to adulthood, she enjoyed getting into her car and just driving wherever she felt led, often dropping in unannounced. She traveled to Switzerland, London, Nicaragua and Mexico and visited almost all of the United States. Fiercely independent, she lived in her own apartment, did her own cooking and housekeeping and up until the last few years continued to drive. She and her husband had celebrated 58 years of marriage at the time of his death in 1995. Her first two sons died in infancy, a sister, Helen Duran Erdman, died three months ago and her brother-in-law, Roger Erdman, died a few weeks ago. Survivors are her children, the Rev. Daniel Padilla, Gloria Padilla Garcia, Diana Padilla Munatones, Rosalinda Padilla Hazard, Margaret Padilla, the Rev. Andrew Padilla, the Rev. Elizabeth Padilla Butterworth and Sophia Padilla Hall; her sons-in-law, the Rev. David Walker Butterworth, the Rev. Ben Garcia and Jon Hall; daughters-in-law, Ana Griffin Padilla and Lena Escobar Padilla; her grandchildren, Isaiah, Aaron and Nathan Padilla; Yvette, Jenny and Sharon Padilla; Cozette, Sharon and Brian Munatones; Michele Radmore and Charles Reichhardt; Joseph, Andrew, Timothy, Kerin, Samuel, David, John and Kezia Padilla; the Rev. Cynthia, Shalimar and Brittanya Butterworth; and Emily, Natalie and Stefani Hall. Also surviving are brothers, Isaiah, Edward and Larry Duran, and her sisters, Flora Duran Vereb and Nettie Duran Clear; a sister-in-law, Elvira Padilla Ramirez; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Harvest Worship Center, 2300 W. 90th Ave., Federal Heights. Friends may visit from 2 p.m. until the time of services at the center. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Linn Grove Cemetery, 1700 Cedar Ave., Greeley.

Padilla, Maria Rafelita
Maria Rafelita Padilla - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 2011 - Maria Rafelita Padilla, 82, born July 2, 1928, in La Manga, N.M., passed away June 26, 2011, at her beloved home surrounded by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchild. Born as a twin to the union of Nestor and Agapita Benavidez, she was very religious and faithfully prayed to her patron saint, Santo Nino De Atocha. She loved taking care of her family, was patient, understanding and never judgmental toward them. Her doors were always open and everyone was welcome. You could always count on her having homemade tortillas, chili, tamales and beans. You never left her home without being fed. She loved taking care of and being surrounded by her beautiful flowers. Mom' s favorite hobby was sewing. She made special blankets for her family. Mom loved playing bingo, going to Cripple Creek and getting scratch tickets. She was the luckiest person we knew. Maria was preceded in death by her parents, Nestor and Agapita Benavidez; her twin sister, Ramoncita; her brothers; her beloved son, Jose A. ' Rudy'  Padilla; and granddaughter, Sonja Soto. She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband, Onecimo Juan Padilla, of 65 years; children, Sofia (Tom) Cassares, Leo (Theresa) Padilla, Joseph (Kathy) Padilla, Susan (Victor) Soto, Georgia Padilla, Henry (Racquel McCallum) Padilla, Virginia (Mike) Rodriguez, Carol Padilla and Renee (Scott) Shaw; her brother, Luciano (Antonia) Benavidez; and sister-in-law, Cleofas Benavidez; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchild, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. The Padilla family would like to thank Dr. Keefe, Dr. Pacheco, the staff of Parkview Medical Center and Station 2 at Life Care Center of Pueblo, for the loving care given to our mother. Visitation, noon to 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 6:30 p.m. Friday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, both services at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, with Father Joseph A. Vigil as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will greet friends and family at Fulton Heights Recreation Center following the burial rites. Our Mother Maria was our angel here on Earth.

Padilla, Mary
Mary Padilla - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2010 - Mary Padilla, 75, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 12, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose Amadeo Padilla; daughter, Mary Helen Miner; brothers, John T. Segura, Phil Segura and Furgencio Segura; sister, Celina Nolan; and parents, Tito and Amadita D. Segura. Mary is survived by children, Victoria Trujillo, Patsy (Don) Contreras, Carlos (Sandie) Gonzales and Leonard "Mike" (Jane) Gonzales; son-in-law, Ron Miner; grandchildren, Thomas Baca, Sherry Baca, Eric Maes, Carlos Gonzales, Jennifer DeLeon, Desiree Trujillo, Joanna Trujillo, Joseph Trujillo, Dinale Gonzales, Gina Gonzales, Carlos Gonzales, Manuel Hernandez, Sofia Hernandez, Andres Ortiz-Gonzales, Phillip Ortiz-Gonzales, Adrian Miner and Jarod Miner; 15 great-grandchildren; siblings, Frances (John) Santisteven, Rose Stevens and Raymond Jaramillo; and numerous nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. Our devoted mother, Mary, fought a lengthy illness with courage and humor. She loved attending church, dancing, music and trips to Cripple Creek. Mary cherished her family. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice and University Park Care Center for the care and dignity that was provided for our mother. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, with Rosary to follow at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Padilla, Mary
Mary Padilla - Pueblo Chieftain - August 9, 2011 - Mary Padilla. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, homemaker and loyal friend, passed to our Lord with her loving family by her side on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at Angel Bright Hospice, Corpus Christi, Texas. She was an extraordinary example of faith and courageousness. Her love of life shone through her contagious laughter and sense of humor to the end. She was born Dec. 24, 1928, to Phillip and Amelia Garcia; dancing through life with Lee, her husband of 58 years. Survived by Lee; children, Linda (Dennis) Cunico, Pat (Elaine) of Corpus Christi, Marcus (Pat) of Craig, Colo., Lisa; sister Helen Suarez; brothers, Joe and John; sister-in-law, Lucy (Earl) Taylor; nine grandchildren, especially Natalie; five great-grandchildren; numerous relatives. No Viewing. Rosary, Imperial Funeral Chapel, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, 7 p.m. Funeral Mass, St. Leander Parish, Thursday, Aug.11, 2011, 10a.m. Burial to follow at Imperial Cemetery. Family extends our gratitude to all those who have supported Mary with their prayers throughout her battle. ' I love you forever and always,'  Natalie. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Padilla, Nora M.
Nora M. Padilla - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2011 - Nora M. Padilla, 89, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 9, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Matis Padilla; children, Juanita Jones and Robert Padilla; grandchildren, Samuel Casados and Michelle Casados; parents, Cirilio and Lucaria Medina; and sister, Juanita Carrillo. Nora is survived by her children, Tom Padilla, Gilbert Padilla, Eddie (Patricia) Padilla, Carl (Lorraine) Padilla, Maxine Casados and Gloria Padilla; ten grandchildren; 22 great- grandchildren; sisters, Lucy Apodaca and Rose Martinez; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Rosary, 1 p.m. Friday, with funeral service to follow at 1:30 p.m., Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Padilla, Onecimo Juan
Onecimo Juan Padilla - Pueblo Chieftain - July 5, 2012 - Onecimo Juan Padilla, 90, born August 9, 1921, in Hebron, New Mexico, passed away peacefully June 30, 2012, surrounded by his family. Born to the union of Marita (Romero) and Petrolino Padilla. Our dad was very religious and faithfully prayed to his patron saint, Santo Nino De Atocha. Dad' s family were goat herders, and by the age of six years, he could be seen herding goats with his brothers all over the mountainsides of Tecolote and La Manga. He loved horses. People from all over Northern New Mexico would bring horses to him to break and train. Dad worked as a mechanic at the Pueblo Army Depot for 33 years. Whenever we left Mom and Dad' s house, he made sure our cars were in tip-top shape. Dad was the best mechanic we ever knew! Dad was very loving, patient and quiet. He worked constantly, always giving everything of himself and putting our beautiful mother and his children first. Dad was preceded in death (1 year and 4 days) by his wife of 65 years, Maria Rafaelita Padilla; also his parents; all his brothers and sisters; son, Jose A. (Rudy) Padilla; and granddaughter, Sonja Soto. Survived by children, Sofia (Tom) Cassares, Leo (Theresa) Padilla, Joseph (Kathy) Padilla, Susan (Victor) Soto, Georgia Padilla, Henry Padilla, Virginia (Mike) Rodriguez, Carol Padilla and Renee (Scott) Shaw; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild; his brother-in-law, Luciano (Antonia) Benavidez; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Dad, we love you, and will forever miss you! Visitation, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Roselawn Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Friday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 411 Clark St. Father Martin Frias, as celebrant. Interment Roselawn Cemetery.

Padilla, Ricardo D.
Ricardo D. Padilla - Pueblo Chieftain - September 9, 2011 - Ricardo D. Padilla, 41, of Pueblo, went to sleep on Sept. 4, 2011. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Padilla, Robert E.
Robert E. "Bob" Padilla - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 2010 - Robert E. "Bob" Padilla, 65, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 7, 2010. Preceded in death by his mother, Elviria Padilla; brothers, Alfonso and Danny; grandparents on both sides; brother-in-law, Billie; and sister-in-law, Carla. He is survived by his son, Tony (Davina) Griego; granddaughter, Brittany; father, Estanislado; siblings, Louie (Virgina), Jenny (Luis), Ruth, Bertha (Mike), Dicky (Dorothy), John (Elaine), Art (Tina), Linda and Josie (Tony); and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, uncles, aunts, extended family and friends. Bob loved to fish with his dad and all his brothers. He worked at the CF&I for 38 years in the Ore Prep Department. He was a crazy Broncos fan. He loved his brothers and sisters and took special care of his mom and dad. He also raised his nieces, Gina, Denise and Nina as his own. His favorite saying was "never mind." Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at St. Leander' s hall following service. Donations are being accepted at Romero Funeral Home in Bob' s memory for his headstone.

Padilla, Ross Philip
Ross Philip Padilla - Pueblo Chieftain - May 16, 2011 - Ross Philip Padilla, 58, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 8, 2011. Ross is survived by his loving wife, Julie Padilla; children, Rossana (Ralph) Stewart and Kalin (Zoe) Padilla; and grandchildren, William Toenniges, Bri-Anna Stewart and Chevelle Padilla. At Ross' request, cremation has taken place; services at a later date.

Padilla-Baca, Maria Rose
Maria Rose Padilla-Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 2009 - Maria Rose Padilla-Baca, born June 15, 1927 in Amalia, N.M.; called home Feb. 20, 2009 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Survived by her loving husband, Ray Padilla; nine children who love and cherish her: Art, Becky Moe, Eliseo, Hazel Richard, Loretta, Steve Susie, Cindy, Myra, and Roberta Isidro. Preceded in death by two loving sons: James and Julio. Survived by two siblings; her loving sister, Angelita; and her loving brother, Rosendo. Three loving sisters preceded her in death; Trine, Jenny, and Nicki. She is cherished by her 29 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. We will grieve, our hearts ache because we can't hold her. We will cherish our memories and carry her love with us each and every day. We will rejoice because she suffers no more; she is in the gentle hands of our loving Lord. We rejoice for the day that we shall unite once again. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. Wed., followed by rosary recitation, all at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Page, Chris C.
Chris C. Page - Pueblo Indicator - July 4, 1914 - After lingering more than four days with part of his brain removed, Chris C. Page, who was beaten over the head by John Frazier, died at the County hospital in Denver.

Page, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Page - Trinidad Chronicle News - December 30, 1899 - Elizabeth, little daughter of F.L. Page of J. Goldsmith & Sons store, died last evening at San Rafael hospital from convulsions, having been ill but a short time. She was a beautiful and intelligent child, one and a half years of age. The child's mother died on the 5th inst. leaving Mr. Page now the only survivor of his interesting family. The funeral will occur from the hospital parlors tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment in Masonic cemetery.

Page, J. W.
J. W. Page - Rocky Mountain News - March 25, 1897 - Personal Mention - J. W. Page, a prominent cattle and sheep buyer located at Byers, Colo., died in Pueblo on March 22 of paralysis. A son of Mr. Page also in the cattle business lives east of Montclair.

Page, Sallie
Sallie Page - Trinidad Chronicle News - December 6, 1899 - Mrs. Sallie Page, aged 23 years died at the hospital last evening at 8 o'clock of consumption, leaving her husband and a little child to mourn her demise. Mr. Page brought his family to Trinidad about 2 months ago from Taylorsville, Ky., hoping the change would benefit her, but like so many others she came too late. The remains will probably be taken to the old home for interment. (Note: Sallie Page is buried in the Masonic cemetery in Trinidad.)

Pagels, Lola
Lola Pagels - Pueblo Chieftain - August 8, 2012 - Lola Pagels, 92, passed away Aug. 6, 2012. She was predeceased by her husband, Clifford Pagels; son, Lee Pagels; her parents, three brothers and three sisters. She is survived by her children, Carol (Ed) Algien, Sandy (Pete) Musso, Juanita ' Cookie'  (Mike) Serna, George (Debbie) Pagels; daughter-in-law, Eleanor Pagels; brothers, Robert Aragon and Johnny Aragon; sisters, Josie Romero and Roberta Molinar; 18 grandchildren; 29 great- grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Lola was a member of St. Leander Parish. She loved canning and gardening, particularly raising flowers. Rosary Recitation 9 a.m. Saturday Aug. 11, 2012, followed by the Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m., both at St. Leander Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to either the American Cancer Society or the Diabetes Foundation through the funeral home office. Arrangements, TG McCarthy Funeral Home.

Paglione, Frances Marie
Frances Marie Paglione - Pueblo Chieftain - March 9, 2012 - Frances Marie Paglione. ' Aunt Fran'  departed this life on March 7, 2012, at the age of 82, having spent her entire life in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by her mother, Lucia; and her father, Antonio; brothers, Louis and Richard; sisters, Jenny and Rose. She is survived by her sister, Anne Koncilja; and brother, Jim Paglione of Denver; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Carolyn Hajek, Deb Kalb, Nancy Gerlock, Dorothy Van Zandt, Don and Laura Craven, Ange Krupka, Tony and Lorraine Fasulo, Lori Gagliano, Art and Viola Lucero and her many neighbors. Fran graduated from Central High School, Class of 1947. She was a lifelong Democrat, worked at CF&I for 40-plus years in the employee benefits division and was office manager at Koncilja & Koncilja PC for 15 years. Before there were feminists, there was Aunt Fran. Outspoken ' til the end, she skied before it was fashionable, traveled and became a pilot. She was generous to a fault and will be remembered as a true character. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by those who loved her. Rosary, 9:30 a.m., followed by funeral Mass, Saturday, March 10, 2012, at St. Francis Xavier Church, 611 Logan Ave. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Pagno, Paul
Paul Pagno - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1939 - Paul Pagno - Funeral services our chapel Monday, 8:30 a.m. and Sacred Heart church 9 a.m. Rosary recitation our chapel Sunday, 7 p.m. (T.G. McCarthy & Sons).

Pagnotta, Rosalie Jean
Rosalie Jean Pagnotta - Pueblo Chieftain - March 1, 2012 - Rosalie Jean Pagnotta, 50, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 27, 2012. Viewing, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday; funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, both at Romero Chapel.

Paintin, Marvin Dean
Marvin Dean Paintin - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 2011 - Marvin Dean Paintin, 74, husband of Cecilia Villegas Paintin, passed away July 11, 2011. Arrangements pending.

Paiz, Dan David
Dan David Paiz - Trinidad Times Independent - September 20, 2011 - Dan David Paiz of Gulnare passed away unexpectedly at home, on the ranch, Sept. 13, 2011, at the age of 50. He was born in Trinidad Nov. 29, 1960, to Helen (Duran) and John Paiz. He attended and graduated from Aguilar High School in 1978. Dan was a rancher and farmer. He liked branding, cutting hay and butchering. He also worked at the family sawmill and for Robinson Sawmill. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter. He was a faithful Denver Broncos fan. Dan was always working on equipment. His mom said, ' Dan was always tearing things apart, fixing them and putting them back.'  His family and friends recall that he was always helping them ' fix up messes.'  Dan was a caring and selfless person; always there for friends and family in need. He was always willing to help them for whatever the need may have been, even if it meant giving the shirt off of his back. He was especially proud of his daughter DeeDee and all of her accomplishments in school, having been awarded several academic scholarships for her college education. He was a loving father, son, uncle, brother and friend who will be missed. He is preceded in death by his father John Paiz. Survivors are his daughter DeeDee Paiz of the home address, mother Helen Paiz of the home address, sisters, Kay (Mike) Hernon, Casper, Wyo., Penny (Craig) Tripp, Rock Springs, Wyo., Ginger Paiz, Denver, brother James Paiz, Douglas, Wyo., nieces, Jody Kancilia, Casper, Janice (Taylor) Goertz, Denver, Danielle Tripp, Denver, Shelby (Kyle) Williams, Rock Springs, great niece Reagan Williams, great nephews Tanner and Jayden Goertz and other relatives. Funeral service was held Saturday, Sept. 17 at St. Anthony' s Church in Aguilar. Interment followed at the Jaroso Cemetery in Gulnare. Arrangements were made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Paiz, Felix
Felix Paiz - Trinidad Times Independent - February 19, 2010 - Felix Paiz, a Navy and Environmental Weather Officer and U.S. Customs Service, passed away on Feb. 17, 2010. He was born in Amarillo, Texas and attended school in Gulnare and Aguilar. Felix is the husband of Juanita L. Paiz, Colorado City; father of two sons, Ralph A. Paiz and Norman O. (Yvonne) Paiz. Also surviving are grandsons, Felix Joe (Jamie) Paiz, Green River, Wyo., Jacob J. Paiz, Pueblo West; Gabe Paiz and Charlie Paiz of Colorado Springs; two granddaughters, Shiela Worley and Angelina Paiz, Wichita, Kan.; three brothers, Charlie (Bea) Avila, James (Lindy) Avila, Gerald (Elvera) Avila, all of Aguilar; sister-in-law, Violet Myers, Gulnare; special half-sister, Fay Romero and her family, Florence Trujillo all of Pueblo. At his request cremation with no services. Arrangements made under direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Paker, Sandy
Sandy Paker - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 2008 - Sandy Paker, 72, of La Veta. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Palacio, Joyce Anne
Joyce Anne Palacio - Pueblo Chieftain - January 7, 2009 - Joyce Anne Palacio passed away Dec 30, 2008, in Pueblo. Joyce was born Dec. 18, 1950, in Gunnison, Colo., and had lived in Pueblo since 2001. She was employed as a nurse for the Veterans Administration for many years in both Fort Lyons and Pueblo. Her survivors include children, Anson (Angela) Schultz of Castle Rock, Eric (Kim) Schultz of Westminster, Dana Schultz of La Junta; a brother and two sisters; as well as four grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, Davis Memorial Chapel.

Palek, David J.
David J. Palek - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2011 - David J. Palek, 46, left this life unexpectedly at home and entered into eternal life on May 21, 2011. Born March 30, 1965, in Pueblo, to Mary Lou and Chester L. Palek. Preceded in death by father, Chester; uncles and aunt, Edward Motoski, Flora and Frank Grebenc and Paul Addington. Left to treasure his memory, are his mother, Mary Lou of the family home; siblings, Tom (Frances) Beaudette of Model, Colo., Nancy (John) Maxson of Pueblo, and Richard Palek of Chippewa Falls, Wis.; nephews, John Beaudette, Zack Bellinger, Alex Ashby, Jacob Palek; niece, Samantha Lang; great- niece, Alexxus Montoya; aunt, Pauline Addington; cousins, Geraldine Grebenc, Judy (Gary) Huppert, Joan (Dan) Medved, Ruth Addington; numerous other cousins and special friends. David loved the outdoors, bike riding, fishing, fly tying and garage sales. He was a cancer survivor and had many adventures including the Job Corps, fighting forest fires in Montana and crab fishing in Alaska. David will be remembered for his generous heart and his contributions to the homeless and his family through his church, and the love and care he gave to his elderly mother at home. He was very loved and will be sadly missed. Viewing, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Scripture service, 10 a.m. Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Our Lady of the Meadows, 23 Starling Drive, with the Rev. Father James King as celebrant.

Palek, Mary Lou
Mary Lou Palek - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2012 - Mary Lou Palek, 82, born on April 26, 1929, entered into our Lord' s arms April 9, 2012. She is survived by her children, Tom (Francie) Beaudette of Model, Colo., Nancy (John) Maxson of Pueblo, Colo., and Richard (Penny Reineck) Palek of Cheppewa Falls, Wis.; grandchildren, John Beaudette, Samantha (Steve Montoya) Lang, Zack Bellinger, Alex Ashby and Jacob Palek; great-granddaughter, Alexxus Montoya; sister, Pauline Addington; nieces, Ruth Addington, Geraldine Grebenc, Judy (Gary) Huppert, Joan (Dan) Medved; dear friend, Judy Marez; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Adolph and Cornelia Motoski; husband, Chester Palek; and son, David Palek. Mary Lou was born to Polish immigrants who homesteaded in Clayton, N.M., and then came to Pueblo. Raised in Bessemer, Mary Lou was an accomplished pianist and a paralegal secretary for 30 years. She loved gardening, cooking and spending time with her family. Mary Lou had a quick-witted sense of humor and always was putting others before herself. She taught her family love, compassion for others and to love the Lord. Mary Lou had a heart of gold. She was very loved and will be sadly missed. Viewing from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2012, at Our Lady of the Meadows, 23 Starling, with the Rev. Father James King as celebrant.

Palermo, Paul
Paul ' Lindy'  Palermo - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 2011 - Paul ' Lindy'  Palermo, 83, passed away Oct. 25, 2011. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Maxine Palermo; daughters, Janet (Jim) Hunter of Pueblo, Linda (Daniel) Pruss of South Fork; his ' little angel,'  Patricia Palermo of the family home; grandsons, Ryan and Kevin Hunter; and numerous nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Concetta Palermo; brother, Jimmie Palermo; and sisters, Caroline Arena, Marguerite Fields and Edith Brooks. Paul was a lifelong resident of Pueblo and graduated from Central High School. He went on to serve his country in the U.S. Navy, then returned home, met and married Maxine. Lindy went to work for the CF&I, starting in the 40-inch mill, next becoming the financial secretary for Local Union 2102 and then ending his career as representative for the United Steelworkers of America. Upon retirement, he worked at Elmwood Golf Course, which was his home away from home. He was an avid golfer, a serious gardener, a super fix-it man and a devoted Catholic. Lindy' s greatest joy in life was time spent with his family, caring for and protecting them. Viewing, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, 307 E. Mesa Ave., with the Rev. Father Ben Bacino as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Colorado Bluesky Enterprises Inc. (services for children and adults with developmental disabilities) or St. Mary Church through the funeral home.

Pallas, Rena
Rena Pallas - Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 2010 - Rena Pallas, 96, passed away Dec. 16, 2010. Preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Laura Marchetti. She is survived by her beloved cousin, Charles Massara, and his wife, Dickie; and numerous nieces and nephews. Rena also will be missed by close friends, Richard and Helen Harris; and numerous bridge and golf partners at the Country Club. She loved working in her yard with her flowers, enjoyed funny stories, and had a good sense of humor. Rena was a member of the Country Club since 1963, and was a member of The Shrine of St. Therese since 1953. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Monday at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. with Mass to follow at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at The Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Palma, George R.
George R. Palma - Pueblo Chieftain - October 8, 2009 - George R. Palma, 48, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 5, 2009. He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Palma Sr.; brother, Roddy Palma, and step-father, John Gurule. George is survived by his children, Joseph and Crystal Palma of Jacksonville, Florida; mother, Augustina Gurule; brothers, Robert (Dorothy) Palma, Larry Palma and Paul (Bonnie) Palma; sisters, Pauline (Ken) Rupert, Lupe Palma, Angie Hermida, Christina Hermida, Teresa Brown and Pam Palma; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and unborn granddaughter, Mia. George was a fan of all sports and enjoyed Martial arts. He loved his children, family, and friends dearly. He was especially close to all his brothers and nephews. George liked spending time outdoors. He will be dearly missed. Memorial service 11a.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Palmer, Cleo
Cleo (White) Palmer - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 2011 - Cleo (White) Palmer, born Oct. 19, 1922; died on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, William ' Tab'  Palmer; and her son, Joseph Palmer. She is survived by her children, Liz Wood, Stan Palmer, Harry (Donna) Palmer, John (Conney) Palmer, Janice Palmer, JoAnn Palmer, Donna (Joe) Skubal, Sharon Martinez, Cecilia (Christian) Nordstrom, Pamela Schwartz, Patrick (Tammy) Palmer and Michael (Kris) Palmer. She also is survived by her numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services Sept. 16, 2011, at St. Pius X Church located at 3130 Morris Ave., Pueblo, CO 81008. Rosary at 10:30 a.m. with Mass and celebration of her life to follow. Arrangements through Griffy Family Funeral Home, Fowler Colo., 719-263-4221.

Palmer, Gerald Burton
Gerald Burton Palmer - The Inter-County Leader - August 11, 2007 - Gerald Burton Palmer, Rice Lake, formerly of Milltown, died March 20, 2007. He was 85 years old. He was born March 31, 1921, in Minneapolis, Minn. The sixth of nine children of Ralph Waldo and Bessie Ethel (Stubbs) Palmer, he moved with the family to the farm on Balsam Lake in 1921. After graduating from Milltown High School in 1939, he attended Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minn. After working in the shipyards in Long Beach, Calif., during World War II, he attended and graduated from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, in 1945. He then began a long career of Southern Baptist mission work serving first as a missionary in New Mexico and Colorado in 1946-1957. He met and married Mary Elizabeth (Libby) Palmer on June 25, 1949. Gerry and Libby started the Calvary Baptist Church in Trinidad, Colo., in 1954 and served as pastor until moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1957 to work statewide with Spanish-speaking and Native American people. While in N.M., Gerry and Libby had four children: Warren, David, Timothy and Marcia. In 1960, the family moved to Atlanta, Ga., where Gerry worked for the Home Mission Board in a variety of positions and retiring as vice president in 1989. In retirement, he served with the Northwest Baptist Convention and in various positions with Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptists. In 1995, Gerry and Libby began work with the Hope Baptist Church in Rice Lake. He served as a pastor until his death. Gerry is survived by his wife, Libby; sons, Warren, David and Timothy; daughter, Marcia Laster; seven grandchildren; brothers, Howard and Gordon Palmer; sisters, Gaylie Paul; and sister-in-law, Alice Palmer. He was preceded in death by brothers, Myron, Winton, Kenneth and Jerome Palmer and by sister, Ruth Mattson. Public visitation was at the Rowe Funeral Home in Centuria on Friday, March 23, with graveside services at New Home Cemetery on Saturday. A memorial service was held Saturday, March 24, at Hope Baptist Church in Rice Lake. The Rowe Funeral Home, Centuria, was entrusted with arrangements.

Palmer, H. K. (Dr.)
Dr. H. K. Palmer - Denver Evening Post - December 9, 1895 - State Happenings - Pueblo - Dr. H. K. Palmer, a well known physician, died suddenly of apoplexy on Saturday. Deceased was 69 years old and a half-brother of Senator Palmer of Illinois. Denver Evening Post - December 9, 1895 - State Happenings - Pueblo - The funeral of Dr. H. K. Palmer occurred this morning. The County Medical society had charge of the obsequies.

Palmer, Irene Agnes
Irene Agnes Palmer - The Californian - January 27, 2008 - Irene Agnes Palmer, 89, of King City, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, at Eden Valley Care Center in Soledad. Irene was born Nov. 13, 1918, in Starkville, Colo., to Vince and Irene Wersonick. She liked gardening, quilting, the San Francisco Giants and going on trips with the Silver Kings and Queens, especially the gambling trips. Irene was preceded in death by five brothers, her husband, Sam Palmer, and her daughter, Patricia Lucas. Survivors: Sister, Roberta Hughes of Albuquerque, N.M.; sons, Corky (Theresa) Richardson of King City and Charles (Ginger) Palmer of Greenfield; grandsons, Nathan (Sara) Palmer of Burney, Ron (Amy) Richardson of San Jose, Jerry (Anne) Richardson of King City; granddaughter, Christie (Richard) McClure of Sonora; and eight great- grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Visitation: From 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, at Whitehurst Grim Chapel, 429 Bassett St., King City. Graveside services: 11 a.m. at King City Cemetery, 1010 Broadway, King City. Arrangements: Whitehurst Grim Funeral Service, 385-3241.

Palmer, John Calvin
John Calvin Palmer - Denver Post - August 13, 2002 - John Calvin Palmer, 69, of Colorado Springs, died on August 8, 2002. He was born on April 6, 1933 in Waltham, MA to Russell I. and Isabella Imhoff Palmer. He was a self-employed genealogist and retired as a Senior NCO of the United States Air Force. He is survived by his three children, Jean Marie Elwood of Wichita Falls, TX; John Calvin Palmer, Jr. of Denver, and Linda Susan Wood of Elkton, MD; three brothers, Russell I. Palmer of Palm Springs, CA, who preceded him in death, Ronald E. Palmer of Glastonbury, CT, and Paul E. Palmer of Lowell, IN; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and his very best friend, Judy Kayton of Walsenburg, CO. Funeral service, Tuesday, August 13, 2 p.m. at Swan-Law Cascade Chapel, 501 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs. Cremation will follow the service. Inurnment, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver. Arrangements were handled by Swan-Law Funeral Directors, Inc. 501 N. Cascade Ave., 719-471-9900.

Palmer, Joseph
Joseph Palmer - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2011 - Joseph Palmer, 48, passed Jan. 6, 2011. Survived by mother, Cleo Palmer; former wife, Mary Ruth; son, Stephen; 12 brothers and sisters; and a large extended family. Services, Jan. 18, 2011. Rosary, 4:30 p.m., Mass, 5 p.m., with social immediately following at 6 p.m. All services at St. Pius X.

Palmer, Marshall
Marshall Palmer - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 2009 - Marshall Palmer, 102, passed away Sept. 26, 2009, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo, Colo., after a short illness. He was a retired Red Owl Grocery Store manager. Marshall was an avid gardener and bird-watcher and volunteered for Silver Key for 10 years. Born on Oct. 27, 1906, in Brookings, S.D., he was preceded in death by five sisters; his mother and father; wife, Bernice; and brother-in-law, Edward Johnson. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Wilma Johnson; caregivers; nephew, Kelly (Elizabeth) Johnson and their children, Celeste, Miranda and Sean; nephew, Craig (Marianne) Johnson and their children, Will and Drew; nephew, Keith (Karen) Johnson; nephew, Dean Christie and son, Gary; nephew, Doug (Marian) Douglas and their children, Skipper and Mina; and numerous great-nieces and -nephews. Funeral service, 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, Shrine of Remembrance ' America the Beautiful'  Chapel. Entombment, Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Alcove of Forgiveness. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer' s Association through Pueblo Neighbor Works, 1241 E. Routt Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004.

Palmer, Sarah Jordan
Sarah Jordan Palmer - Pueblo Chieftain - November 8, 2009 - Sarah Jordan Palmer, (infant), Pueblo, Nov. 4. Griffy, Fowler.

Palmore, Carole A.
Carole A. (Edmond) Palmore - Pueblo Chieftain - September 7, 2012 - Carole A. (Edmond) Palmore, 66, Chicago, formerly of Pueblo, Sept. 5. Elmwood Chapel, Chicago.

Palmquist, Lois Eleanor
Lois Eleanor Palmquist - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - February 12, 2004 - Lois Eleanor Palmquist, age 93, passed away February 11, 2004. She was born on February 15, 1910 to Adolphus and Rhoda Mangum in Durham, Texas. She graduated from high school in Lubbock, TX, received her BA degree from Texas Tech in 1935 and her MA from Colorado State College in 1940 (now known as University of Northern Colorado). She was united in marriage to Oscar Harold Palmquist in January of 1941 in Lubbock, TX. She taught chorus, English and music. She was also a choral director. She was a member of Trinidad Area Retired School Employees Association, First Baptist Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Delta Kappa Gamma, PEO Chapter DE, National Education Association and Colorado Education Association. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Oscar; her son, Harold "Hap"; six sisters and two brothers. She is survived by daughter-in-law, Margaret Palmquist of Trinidad; grandchildren, Derek (Jenise) Palmquist of Colorado Springs, Julianne (Dave) Shaver of Trinidad and Kristy (Bobby) Applegate of Provo, UT Visitation will be held on Friday, February 13 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 14 at 1 p.m. at the United Presbyterian Church with Rev. Gary Gardner officiating. Interment will take place on Monday, February 16 at 10:00 a.m. at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Dave Shaver, Jim Mangino, Mike Mangino, Larry Williams, Derek Palmquist and Bill Swenson. Honorary pallbearers are Wallis Miles, her caregivers and friends. The family requests that memorials be made to Helping Hands Ministry, 1101 Arizona, Trinidad, CO 81082 or United Presbyterian Church, 801 San Pedro, Trinidad, CO 81082. The family may be contacted at 1225 Alta, Trinidad, CO 81082. The family of Lois Eleanor Palmquist has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Palomino, Charles
Charles Palomino - Trinidad Times Independent - March 30, 2011 - A lifetime resident of the Trinidad, area, Charles Palomino was born Oct. 16, 1912, to Manuela Villegas and Aneclielto Palomino in Starkville. Charles passed away Friday, March 25, 2011, in Raton. Charles was united in marriage to Frances Olonio April 18, 1935, in Aguilar. Charles was a retired coal miner a member of the United Mine Workers of America Local 9856, a devout spouse and father who dedicated his life to his family. He is a lifetime member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Charles was an avid gardener also enjoying nature, especially at his mountain home. His greatest success was his love for his wife and his commitment to his twelve children. Charles celebrated life through his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Charles was preceded in death by his brother Henry Olivo and sisters Nettie Olivo, and Louise Olivo. He is survived by his brothers Fred Olivo and Art Sonny-Olivo. He is survived by his son Charles Palomino Jr., a retired captain with the National City Fire Department in National City, Calif. (wife Linda, daughters Angela and Jessica and sons Charles III and Joseph); his son Joseph Palomino, a retired public school administrator in Moreno Valley Unified School District in Moreno Valley, Calif. (wife Martha, sons Eric and Ryan, and daughter Heather); his daughter Frances Beatrice, an entrepreneur in Waxhaw, N.C. (deceased husband Martin, sons Martin Jr. and Patrick and daughters Susan and Annette); his daughter Eleanor Gibson, a retired Senior Loan and Closing Specialist with North Island Credit Union in San Diego (deceased husband Larry, daughters Melissa and Lisa); his daughter Nora Young a Program Secretary in Curriculum and Instruction in San Diego County Office of Education, San Diego, and a licensed hair stylist (sons William, James and Robert); his son Arthur Palomino, a conductor with the Burlington Northern Railway in Alliance, Neb. (son Troy and daughter Joy); Mary Elvira Palomino, a facility manager with the Jefferson County School District in Denver (daughters Kimberly, Laura and Amanda. and son Scott); his daughter Janet Fleshman, administrative assistant at PiΓ±on Canyon Maneuver Site in Model (daughters Sunee and Christa); his daughter Gloria Palomino-Simms, a retired educator with the Denver Public School System and current educator with Trinidad School District No. 1 in Trinidad (daughter Shelby Simms); his daughter Louise Laughlin, a scale house operator with the City of Green River, Wyo., (husband Theoadore, sons Theoadore Jr. and Mason); his daughter Judy Palomino an educator with the Denver Public School System in Denver (son Jordon); his son Gerald Palomino, a forensic scientist, a law enforcement officer, and an entrepreneur in Colorado Springs (son Cody). Visitation was March 30 at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A Rosary was held following the visitation at the funeral home. Funeral Mass was March 31 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Richard Becker officiating. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family respectfully requests no visitations be made to the family' s residence to allow the family private time. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Palomino, Della
Della Palomino - Pueblo Chieftain - May 4, 2011 - Della Palomino, 54, passed away April 29, 2011. Della was born Oct. 2, 1952, in Pueblo, Colo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Martha and Charles Sais. She is survived by her children, John (Tammy), Ted (Rachel), Laura, Trini, Peter (Dale), Maria, Juanita (Jon); 29 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, one sister and three brothers. Della loved playing cards. Rosary, 7 p.m., today, May 4, 2011, and funeral, 10 a.m. Thursday, May 5, 2011, both at St. Francis Catholic Church.

Palomino, Jess Raymond
Jess Raymond Palomino - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 2006 - Jess Raymond Palomino, 33, passed away Aug. 16, 2006. He was born Jan. 18, 1973. Jess was a construction worker specializing in stucco work. He enjoyed various sports and cookouts with his family and friends. Survived by his mother, Priscilla Morales; stepfather, Victor Torres; children, Ismael, Jessica, Isaac, Briana, Savanah and Skylar Palomino; brother, Edward Palomino; stepbrother, Victor Torres; uncle, Robert ' Bobby'  Palomino; aunt, Linda Archuleta; two nephews, Vince and Alex Palomino; and other relatives and friends. Visitation noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel, Father Marco Antonio Salinas, celebrant. Interment Roselawn Cemetery.

Palumbo, Daniel Russell
Daniel Russell Palumbo - Pueblo Chieftain - March 2, 2011 - Daniel Russell Palumbo, 69, joined his family in heaven on Feb. 27, 2011. Preceded in death by his father, Angelo; sister, Angella Sais; brothers, John, Ben and Robert Palumbo. Survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Janet; his children, Darlene (Steve) Hancock, Daniel (Melissa) and Chad (Debbie); grandchildren, Rejeanna (Jay Lohrmeyer) Palumbo, Jacob, Dominick, Rosie and Russell Palumbo; great- grandson, Kaleb Lohrmeyer; his mother, Racine; brothers, Angelo Jr. (Sharon), Ron (Marlene) and Don (Valerie); sisters-in-law, Lori and Alice; brother-in-law, Phil Sais; and numerous nieces and nephews. Dan retired from Pueblo District 60. He was a master carpenter, loved all sports, walking and riding trails, all nature in itself and had a dire love for street rods. At Dan' s request, cremation has taken place, no services. Family will greet friends and family from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at Ecumenical Church, 434 S. Conquistador Ave., Pueblo West, Colo. In lieu of flowers and food, contributions may be made in Dan' s memory to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Palumbo, Donald P.
Donald P. Palumbo - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 2013 - Donald P. Palumbo went to heaven on Feb. 23, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Valerie; children, Robert, Gianna (Frank) and Brentt; mother, Racine; brothers, Angelo (Sharon) and Ron (Marlene); along with numerous family members. Preceded in death by his father, Angelo; and siblings, Angela, Bob, Ben, Dan and Johnny. Don was a kind and gentle spirit. His smile was brightest when he was on the lake fishing. He will be missed. A celebration of Don's life will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at 1200 Acero Ave.

Palumbo, Josephine Marie
Josephine Marie Palumbo - Trinidad Times Independent - June 8, 2007 - Josephine Marie Palumbo, 92, of Greeley, passed away June 3, 2007. She was born in Trinidad December 21, 1914, to San and Mary (Giglio) Palumbo. She worked for the Head Start Program for 17 years. The preschool children, who brought so much joy to her life, referred to her as ' Miss Jo.'  Over the years, she fondly remembered many of the students as they grew into their adulthood. Josephine worked at Mt. Carmel School for one year and in the library at Trinidad Junior High School for two and a half years. She was also greatly rewarded by teaching religious education classes at Mt. Carmel for 13 years. Due to her failing health, she resided at the Sterling House of Greeley Assisted Living Center and then later at Life Care Center in Greeley, where she passed away. She was able to enjoy many activities in her three years in Greeley. The residents and staff that she became a friend to over the years described knowing her as a person who touched the hearts of everyone who met her. Most important to her was being ' Nana'  to her six great-grandchildren, who she loved dearly. Miss Palumbo was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Mary Palumbo, brothers and sisters, Antonio, San Jr., Paul Frank, Steve, Mary, Lena, and Fanny. She is survived by her niece/daughter, Marietta Sears, whom she raised from the age of three upon the death of her sister Lena; grandchildren San and Amy Sears, JoAnna and Brian McTivia, six great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Josephine was a member of Mt. Carmel Parish for seventy years and later a member of Holy Trinity Parish. Rosary will be Sunday, June 10, at 7 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. The celebration of mass will be at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Monday, June 11, at 10 a.m., followed with internment at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Palumbo, Racine Winona
Racine Winona Palumbo - Pueblo Chieftain - June 2, 2013 - Racine Winona Palumbo, 94, passed through to eternal life on May 27, 2013. There was much rejoicing at the gates of Heaven when the Lord called her home to be with Him and her husband, Angelo; children, Bobby, Danny, Honey, Benny, Johnny and Donny; and nephew, Joey. She is survived by her children, Angelo (Sharon) Palumbo and Ron (Marlene) Palumbo; niece, Shirley (Wally) Wallace; and numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nephews and nieces. We would like to convey a heartfelt thank you to all of Rae' s special angels at Innovage, University Park Nursing Home and Hospice who took tender loving care of our mom. Words cannot express our gratitude. Please join us at a memorial service to celebrate her life, 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2013, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Those who desire may make memorial contributions to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Palumbo, Rochele
Rochele Palumbo - Pueblo Chieftain - August 1, 1973 - In Memorium - In loving memory of Rochele Palumbo who passed away seven years ago August 1st. As dear she was to us in life, So in death she'll always be, A holy inspiration, To come closer, God, to Thee. Sadly missed by families.

Panariso, James Ray
James Ray Panariso - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 2013 - James Ray Panariso, 63, of Pueblo, passed away on March 24, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tony and Virginia Panariso. He is survived by his aunt, Elizabeth Riccillo; sons, James (Sarah) Panariso and Phillip Panariso; grandchildren, Abigail, James, Alenna, McKenna, Brienna, and Phillip Panariso Jr.; sister, Mary (Jess) Sparks; brother, Tony (Yvonne) Panariso; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and friends. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel, 1706 Roselawn Road, Pueblo.

Panariso, Tony
Tony Panariso - Pueblo Chieftain - July 1, 2009 - Tony Panariso, 88, of Pueblo, passed away June 28, 2009. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Panariso. Survived by his children, Mary (Jess) Sparks, Tony (Yvonne) Panariso and Jim Panariso; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Riccillo; grandchildren, Gina (Dennis) Staggs, Dina (Ray) Sandoval, Tony Panariso, Andrea (Simon) Ayala, Nicole (Lawrence Scott) Panariso, Jim (Sarah) Panariso, Phillip (Jana) Panariso; great-grandchildren, Tiffany Staggs, Chance, Felicity, Aaliyah and Alejandra Ayala, Alenna, McKenna, Brienna, Phillip, Abigail, James Panariso; also numerous nieces and nephews. Tony retired from Valco Concrete. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. today, July 1, 2009, Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, July 2, 2009, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery.

Pando, Ephran
Ephran Pando - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2009 - Ephran Pando, 77, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 7, 2009. Preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Josephine Pando; brother, Tony Pando; and sister, Thelma Marine. Survived by his loving spouse, Aurora Pando; children, Anita (David) Pando-Sanchez, Anthony Pando, Sharon (Bud) Leonard, Lucille Pando, Gary (Laura) Pando, Carol (Gary) Lopez and Brian Pando; grandchildren, Kimberly Sanchez, David Sanchez and Brayden Lopez; mother-in-law, Adelida Martinez; brother, Herman Pando; sisters, Mary (Frank) Martinez, Bertha DeHerrera, Evelyn Revels and Lupe (Tom) Espinoza; and numerous other relatives and friends. He was a fisherman, hunter and an avid outdoorsman. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. today, with rosary to follow at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Pando, Michael Sr.
Michael J. Pando Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 2013 - Michael J. Pando Sr., of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 24, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, Anthony Pando. Mike is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Peggy Pando; children, Susan (Chris), Michael Jr. (Rita), Jody (Tim), Pam, Scott (Tammi), Brenda, Ron (Rachelle), Colleen and Sandra (Jim); numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; mother, Stella Pando; and numerous extended family and friends. Special thanks to Frontier Hospice. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Frontier Hospice, 4718 N. Elizabeth St., Pueblo, CO 81008. At Mike' s request, cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sacred Heart Church in Avondale, Colo.

Panion, Mary B.
Mary B. Panion - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 2012 - Mary B. Panion, 76, of Pueblo, formerly of Walsenburg, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 11, 2012. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Romero Chapel. Interment, 11 a.m. Tuesday, St. Mary' s North Cemetery, Walsenburg.

Pankey, James D.
James D. "Jim" Pankey - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 2009 - James D. "Jim" Pankey, 77, passed away Sept. 18, 2009. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Pankey. Survived by his grandchildren, Philadelphia Drefs and Todd Richardson; and great-grandson, Landen Drefs, all of Pueblo; brothers, Walter Pankey and Lester Pankey; sisters, Christine Pankey and Montine McDougal, all of Bradford, Ark.; stepchildren, Brian and Todd Richardson, both of Pueblo, and Carolyn Reeves, of Canon City, Colo. Jim retired from the United States Army, was a member of the Southwest Church of Christ, and enjoyed fishing. Cremation, with a memorial service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, at Southwest Church of Christ. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Pannunzio, Alice Helen
Alice Helen Pannunzio - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 2011 - Alice Helen Pannunzio passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, in Tulsa, Okla., at the age of 91. She was born in Pueblo, Colo., Oct. 28, 1919. Employed at the Pueblo County Courthouse and Pueblo Employees Credit Union, retired 1981. She is survived by her son, Larry (Carolyn) Warrick, Tulsa; grandson, Duane (Kim) Warrick; two great-grandchildren, Sydney and Danny Warrick, Skiatook, Okla.; and sister, Margaret Ricks of Grand Junction, Colo. Private services will be held in Marble, Colo.

Pannunzio, Betty
Betty Pannunzio - Pueblo Chieftain - April 8, 2009 - Betty Pannunzio, 60, born Jan. 28, 1949, passed away April 3, 2009. She was preceded in death by parents, R.W. Shumaker and Patricia Shumaker-Bewley. She is survived by husband, Sam Pannunzio; children, Sam Pannunzio, Stacy Pannunzio and Leslie Pannunzio; grandson, Phillip Hernandez; sister, Carol (Jim) DeIsla; stepfather, Lloyd Bewley; and numerous other relatives and friends. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in Betty's memory to Southwest Church of Christ, 1635 S. Pueblo Blvd. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Pannunzio, Chris Alfred
Chris Alfred Pannunzio - Pueblo Chieftain - May 7, 2011 - Chris Alfred Pannunzio, 85, went to be with the Lord May 4, 2011. At his request, cremation has taken place. Memorial service to be held at a later date.

Paolino, Charles
Charles Paolino - Trinidad Times Independent - August 14, 2012 - Charles Paolino, RHS educator/coach - Charles Raymond ' Chuck'  Paolino, 81, passed away Aug. 6, 2012, in Raton. He was born July 12, 1931 in Trinidad to Remo and Helen Toller Paolino. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, his father-in-law Guy T. Veltri, his uncles Fred Paolino, Bill Paolino, John Paolino and Charles Toller, and his aunts Rumalia Antonioni, Erma Salerno, Gina Guadagnoli, Ann Paolino, Elsie Holt and Betty Maio. Charles attended Holy Trinity Catholic School in Trinidad until the age of 9, at which time he and his parents moved to Los Angeles. He continued his elementary schooling at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Lincoln Heights, a suburb of Los Angeles. In 1949, he graduated from Cathedral High School, an all-male Catholic school in Los Angeles. Following high school graduation, he began preparing for a career in teaching. He earned an Associate of Arts Degree from Trinidad State Junior College, a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Greeley Teachers' College and a Master of Arts Degree from Adams State College. During his high school and college years, he excelled in the sports of track and field and football. Charles was inducted in the United States Army in 1953 and honorably served his country for two years. Charles' first teaching position was at Primero High School in Primero. In 1965, he accepted employment at Raton High School, where he taught World History, World Culture, and English classes and coached football, basketball, track and field and cross country track. During the latter part of his employment at RHS, he worked as the assistant principal and athletic director. After more than 30 years as an educator and coach, Charles retired in 1993. Charles was united in marriage to MaryAnn Veltri June 6, 1964, at St. Joseph' s Catholic Church in Trinidad. At the time of his death he was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1332 and Our Lady of Victory Assembly 2337, a member of St. Patrick' s-St. Joseph' s Catholic Church, and a member of the New Mexico Association of Educational Retirees. Charles was a loving husband, a devoted father, and a dedicated teacher and coach. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, woodworking and watching sports events. His friendly, outgoing personality and his competent teaching and coaching skills made him a popular instructor at Raton High School. Charles enjoyed being with his students and derived pleasure and satisfaction from his work. He is remembered by many of his former students as a teacher who insisted on order and discipline, expected their best academic performance in class work, and thoroughly prepared them for future college classes. Charles is still acknowledged as ' Coach'  by former athletes at Raton High School who played football or participated in track and field under his guidance. During his tenure at RHS, he initiated a cross country track program and was instrumental in planning the construction of the track course at Tiger Stadium. Charles is survived by his wife of 48 years, MaryAnn; daughter Marla (Rick) Fellerhoff, Albuquerque, N.M.; grandson John Ryan Fellerhoff, Albuquerque; mother-in-law Anna Veltri, Raton; sister-in-law Carolyn (Dan) Masero, Albuquerque; brother-in-law Joe (Connie) Veltri, Hoehne; brother-in-law Jim (Pat) Veltri, Raton; aunt Lillian (Bob) Fagen, Sacramento, Calif.; cousin Connie (Fred) Malouff, Trinidad; cousin Nedra Maio, Trinidad; numerous other cousins in California and Colorado and special friends Joe and Barbara Aldaz, Carlsbad, Tony and Rosemarie Guzzetta, Los Angeles; and George and Bonnie Yaksich, Raton. Recitation of the Holy Rosary for Charles will be conducted by the Knights of Columbus, led by Sir Knight Mike Vigil, Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick' s-St. Joseph' s Catholic Church. The Mass of the Resurrection will follow at 10 a.m. with Rev. John Trambley as the celebrant. Pallbearers are Frank Antonucci, Mike Colangelo, Buddy Sonchar and Rob Yaksich. Inurnment in the Resurrection Mausoleum, with the Rite of Committal, will be at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery at 2 p.m. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Donations in Charles' s memory may be made to St. Jude Children' s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1999, Memphis, TN 3801-9795. Arrangements and celebration of love for Charles R. Paolino are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

Paolino, Charles Raymond
Charles Raymond ' Chuck'  Paolino - Trinidad Times Independent - August 15, 2012 - Charles Raymond ' Chuck'  Paolino, 81, passed away Aug. 6, 2012 in Raton. He was born July 12, 1931 in Trinidad to Remo and Helen Toller Paolino. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, his father-in-law Guy T. Veltri, his uncles Fred Paolino, Bill Paolino, John Paolino and Charles Toller, and his aunts Rumalia Antonioni, Erma Salerno, Gina Guadagnoli, Ann Paolino, Elsie Holt and Betty Maio. Charles attended Holy Trinity Catholic School in Trinidad until the age of 9, at which time he and his parents moved to Los Angeles. He continued his elementary schooling at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Lincoln Heights, a suburb of Los Angeles. In 1949, he graduated from Cathedral High School, an all-male Catholic school in Los Angeles. Following high school graduation, he began preparing for a career in teaching. He earned an Associate of Arts Degree from Trinidad State Junior College, a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Greeley Teachers' College and a Master of Arts Degree from Adams State College. During his high school and college years, he excelled in the sports of track and field and football. Charles was inducted in the United States Army in 1953 and honorably served his country for two years. Charles' first teaching position was at Primero High School in Primero. In 1965, he accepted employment at Raton High School, where he taught World History, World Culture, and English classes and coached football, basketball, track and field and cross country track. During the latter part of his employment at RHS, he worked as the assistant principal and athletic director. After more than 30 years as an educator and coach, Charles retired in 1993. Charles was united in marriage to MaryAnn Veltri June 6, 1964, at St. Joseph' s Catholic Church in Trinidad. At the time of his death he was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1332 and Our Lady of Victory Assembly 2337, a member of St. Patrick' s-St. Joseph' s Catholic Church, and a member of the New Mexico Association of Educational Retirees. Charles was a loving husband, a devoted father, and a dedicated teacher and coach. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, woodworking and watching sports events. His friendly, outgoing personality and his competent teaching and coaching skills made him a popular instructor at Raton High School. Charles enjoyed being with his students and derived pleasure and satisfaction from his work. He is remembered by many of his former students as a teacher who insisted on order and discipline, expected their best academic performance in class work, and thoroughly prepared them for future college classes. Charles is still acknowledged as ' Coach'  by former athletes at Raton High School who played football or participated in track and field under his guidance. During his tenure at RHS, he initiated a cross country track program and was instrumental in planning the construction of the track course at Tiger Stadium. Charles is survived by his wife of 48 years, MaryAnn; daughter Marla (Rick) Fellerhoff, Albuquerque, N.M.; grandson John Ryan Fellerhoff, Albuquerque; mother-in-law Anna Veltri, Raton; sister-in-law Carolyn (Dan) Masero, Albuquerque; brother-in-law Joe (Connie) Veltri, Hoehne; brother-in-law Jim (Pat) Veltri, Raton; aunt Lillian (Bob) Fagen, Sacramento, Calif.; cousin Connie (Fred) Malouff, Trinidad; numerous other cousins in California and Colorado and special friends Joe and Barbara Aldaz, Carlsbad, Tony and Rosemarie Guzzetta, Los Angeles; and George and Bonnie Yaksich, Raton. Recitation of the Holy Rosary for Charles will be conducted by the Knights of Columbus, led by Sir Knight Mike Vigil, Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick' s-St. Joseph' s Catholic Church. The Mass of the Resurrection will follow at 10 a.m. with Rev. John Trambley as the celebrant. Pallbearers are Frank Antonucci, Mike Colangelo, Buddy Sonchar and Rob Yaksich. Inurnment in the Resurrection Mausoleum, with the Rite of Committal, will be at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery at 2 p.m. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Arrangements and celebration of love for Charles R. Paolino are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

Papadopolous, Alexander A.
Alexander A. Papadopolous - Trinidad Times Independent - March 8, 2010 - Alexander Arthur Papadopolous of Trinidad died at Mt. San Rafael Hospital March 16, 2010, after a fatal dirt bike accident. Alex was born in Key West, Fla., July 7, 1974 and was adopted by Arthur and Shirley Papadopolous when he was four months old. Alex, his wife and infant son moved to Trinidad nine years ago. Alex is survived by his loving wife and soul mate, Laura Papadopolous and three children, Michael, 10, Jasmine, 6, and Alexis, 3. Alex had the opportunity to reunite with his birth parents, Jane Silveria (Tallahassee, Fla.) and Bill Rutherford (Trenton, N.J.) about two years ago. The reunion was something that Alex wanted most of his life. Alex is survived by his adoptive parents, Arthur Papadopolous (Jupiter, Fla.) and Shirley McCarroll (Bradenton, Fla.); his birth parents, Jane Silveria and Bill Rutherford; step-parents, Deborah Papadopolous and William McCarroll and his beloved sister, Melissa Albritton and brother-in-law, Blue Albritton (West Palm Beach, Fla.). Alex is also survived by his half-sister, Amber Bird; brother-in-law, Matt Bird and nephew, Evan Bird (Altamonte Springs, Fla.). A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at Fisher' s Peak Community Church with Pastor David Cook officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Following the service, a light repast will be served. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Pape, Murray Lee
Murray Lee Pape - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2011 - Murray Lee Pape passed into the Lord' s hands on Feb. 11, 2011. He was born in Guymon, Okla., on Aug 19, 1929. Murray graduated from St. John' s College in Kansas and attended River Forest Lutheran College in Chicago before teaching school in Kansas City, Kan. On Sept. 16, 1950, he married Shirleen and they were blessed with three children. He managed McClellan's Variety Stores in Kansas and Arizona for 10 years before moving to Pueblo in 1960, where he worked for Pueblo Fire Equipment. He soon became the merchandise manager for Crews-Beggs and in 1975, after a stint with Joslins in Denver. Murray spent the next five years in Butte and Helena, Mont., as manager of Hennessy's Department Stores before retiring in 1992. Murray enjoyed his Montana home and the birds and wildlife in the mountains outside of Clancy. Murray was very involved in the Lord' s work at Trinity Lutheran Church in Pueblo and First Lutheran Church in Helena, Mont. He took great pleasure helping developmentally disabled children. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Alida Pape; siblings, Myrtle, Ray, Wyman, Lenice and James; and his daughter-in-law, Rochelle. Survivors include his wife, Shirleen; children, Vickie (Dean) Trimble, Randy, and Ed; sister, Alida (Charles) Worm; grandchildren, Dylan, Jason, and Chantelle; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Cremation has taken place. A private memorial service has been planned. Donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church in Pueblo, the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or to the First Lutheran Church in Helena, Mont.

Papez, Nickie Lee
Nickie Lee Papez - Huerfano World Journal - January 5, 2012 - Nickie Lee (Morton) Papez passed away Nov. 30, 2011 in Walsenburg, CO in a fatal one-car accident. She was born in Rochester, MN, November 21, 1960, to Max and Nancy (Person) Morton, Nov. 21, 1960. She lived her early years in Fort Collins, CO, where she attended Rocky Mountain High School. Nicki was preceded in death by her brother, Glen and her grandparents. She leaves behind her son Chase of Grand Junction, CO, parents Max and Lynn Morton of Colorado Springs, CO, Nancy and Ken Dimick of Fort Collins, Don Pollet a close special friend of Walsenburg, her uncle Howard Person and aunts, Judy Person, Deanna Person of Denver as well as several cousins. Nicki recently had moved to Johnstown, CO to be closer to family members. She was a vibrant, loving woman who cared about and was loved by many. She gave of herself freely and her family and friends will greatly miss her. She has left a special blessing for us with hopes for her son, Chase, the most important accomplishment of her life. Memorial gifts should be given in her name to the animal shelter of your choice. Arrangement were handled by Boies-Ortega Funeral Home of Walsenburg.

Papish, Bernice B.
Bernice B. Papish - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 2010 - Bernice B. Papish, 92, went to be with her Lord and heavenly family on July 14, 2010. She was the last of 11 children of Anton and Josephine Brubnjak. Preceded in death by her husband, James I. ' Nuzzy'  Papish; her parents; brothers, Anthony, Mark, Stanley, William and Robert Brubnjak; sisters, Marie Culig, Josephine Culig, Louise Klintz and Catherine Brubnjak. Survived by daughters, Charlotte (Vic) Plutt and Kathy (Geno) Tresso; grandchildren, Jennifer Plutt, Canon City, Laurie Plutt, Pueblo, Celine (Darick) D' Ercole, Castle Rock, Rico Tresso (Andrea Deman) Westminster and Castle Rock, Lynn (Grant) Covington and their children, Nathaniel and Madeline, Denver, Vicki (Doug) McGraw and their children, Molly, Makenna and Max, Pueblo West; and several nieces and nephews. Bernice spent her life caring for her husband, children, grandchildren, of whom she was very proud, her home and rose gardens. Her family thanks the entire staff of Life Care Center, especially those on Station 3, Dr. Debbie Urioste, Sangre de Cristo Hospice and her previous caregivers while she was at home, Rita, Veronica, Jenny and Charlene, for their compassionate care of Bernice. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church. Due to repairs, the church is unavailable for services. Viewing and visitation, 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Our Lady of Meadows Church, 23 Starling. Service will conclude at the church with a reception to follow. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Please omit food and flowers. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Papish, Frank J. Sr.
Frank J. ' Enks'  Papish Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 6, 2012 - Frank J. ' Enks'  Papish Sr., 91, passed away peacefully on Jan. 4, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ignatius and Mary Novak Papish; siblings, Pauline, Edith, I. James, John and Joe. Frank is survived by his wife of 61 years, Helen Papish; daughter, Joyce (Bill) Jones; son, Frank Jr. (Sheryl Beery); grandson, Cole Papish; sister, Elsie (Bob) Wodishek; sister-in-law, Marie Lenzini; special nieces and nephews, Mary Ann (George) Beauvais and James (Jodie) Papish; and numerous nieces and nephews. Frank retired after 42 years from CF&I in 1982. He was a member of the Eagles Aerie No. 145 and the KSKJ. Frank served in the Army as a corporal in the 20th Repair Squadron during WWII in the North African Theater and European African Middle Theater. He received the African Middle Eastern Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. Frank' s hobbies were fishing and hunting. In lieu of food and flowers, family requests memorials be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or St. Mary' s Help of Christians Church Prayer Garden through the funeral home. Visitation, 3 to 5 p.m. today, Jan. 6, George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, St. Mary Catholic Church, 217 E. Mesa, Pueblo, Colo. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Papish, William B.
William "Willie" B. Papish - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 2009 - William "Willie" B. Papish, 82, born Sept. 3, 1926, and God took him into his heavenly arms on March 10, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents, Justina and Jacob Papish; and his brother, Jacob. Survivors include special friends, Johnna Gochie, Joe Martinez, Mary (late Al) and Ernie Alfonso, Emily Burbidge and Billy Jo Davidson. Also survived by cousins and numerous friends. Willie worked at Walter's Brewing Co. and retired from the maintenance department at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. He will be sadly missed by his three favorite companions, Buddy, Cheyenne and Seme. Per his request, cremation has taken place with private burial.

Paradise, Duane Francis
Duane Francis Paradise - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 2008 - Duane Francis Paradise, 75, of Fountain, Colo., died peacefully Friday, April 18, 2008, at Cheyenne Mountain Care Center following a long illness. Duane was born Dec. 2, 1932, in Pueblo, Colo. He was the son of the late Percy and Rose (Cardinelli) Paradise. His brother, Anthony Paradise, preceded him in death. Duane worked as a heavy equipment operator, heavy hauling supervisor and owned his own trucking company. Duane and his wife, Florence owned their own liquor store in the city of Fountain, Colo. Duane was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Fountain Valley Historic Society. He is a past member of the Kiwanis, Colorado Beverage Association, Fountain City Council and a board member of Fountain Sanitation District. He is survived by Florence Wallace Paradise, his wife of 53 years; his three wonderful daughters, Peggy Johnson, Sheri Miller and Jean Slade; his great sons-in-law, Mitch Johnson, Don Miller and Dale Slade; his adopted son from Ireland, John McGrath; six grandchildren, Mandi Isenhart, Brandon Johnson, Bret Johnson, Gentry Mansur, Jordan Slade and McKala Slade; two great-grandchildren, Reese Mansur and Camie Mansur; two sisters-in-law, Peggy King and JoAnne Paradise; three nieces; two nephews; two very special friends, Sam Martinelli and Micky Montoya; all his friends at Coke' s Diner who made every day special for him; and his little dog, Quinnie. Duane will be missed by all his family and friends and we look forward to the day that we will all be together again. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2008, Dove-Witt Family Mortuary, 6630 S. Highway 85/87, Fountain. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2008, Dove-Witt Fountain Valley Chapel, 6630 S. Highway 85/87, Fountain. A reception will follow at Coke' s Diner, 311 N. Santa Fe, Fountain. Donations may be made to Fountain Valley Historical Society, 114 N. Main Street, Fountain, CO 80817. Arrangements handled through Dove-Witt Family Mortuary.

Paradiso, Dennis R.
Dennis R. Paradiso - Pueblo Chieftain - December 5, 2012 - Dennis R. Paradiso, 49, of Pueblo, born, June 12, 1963, went to heaven on Dec. 2, 2012, after fighting his courageous battle with brain cancer for 20 months. He is survived by his loving wife, Luann; daughter, Ursaline; son, Joey; mother, Rose Paradiso; brothers, Lorenzo, Richard (Lori), Robert (June); sisters, Marie (Pat), Louise (Jim), Judy (Jack), Cathi; mother and father-in-law, Ron and Angela Petkosek; brothers-in-law, Frank (Kass), Vince (Kristy); sisters-in-law, Stephanie (Frank), Anette (Jimmy); numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, Jim and Kathy Sprague, Jim and Rene Risoli and their families. He was preceded in death by his father, Amelio; brother, Tony; and grandmother, Antionette Scaplo. Dennis' children were his whole life. He was deeply loved by all his friends and family and will be dearly missed, especially by his staff at PPP Roofing. Mass of Christian Burial, 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, St. Joseph Church in Blende. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Dennis Paradiso Memorial Fund at Colorado Bank & Trust.

Paradiso, Frances
Frances (Basta) Paradiso - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 2013 - Frances (Basta) Paradiso, 94, born April 27, 1918, went home to the loving arms of Jesus, her Lord and Savior, on Feb. 23, 2013, surrounded by her family. Survived by sons, Sam Jr. (Bea), Gene (Lynda Joe), Bill (Lorrie); daughters, Linda (Gary) Gale, Carol, Joyce (Diego), Debra (Paul); 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and extended family and friends. Preceded in death by husband, Sam Paradiso in 1995; baby son, Charles in 1943; sisters and a brother. Frances was a homemaker, loved and cared for her family, faithfully read her Bible and prayed daily. She enjoyed playing bingo and visiting neighbors. Anyone who met Frances loved her. Visitation, 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, Montgomery & Steward. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, March 1, Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Ave. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Paradiso, James C.
James C. Paradiso - Trinidad Times Independent - May 12, 2010 - James C. Paradiso, 57, died at Mt. San Rafael Hospital May 10, 2010. He was born in Trinidad Sept. 15, 1952, to Frances (Gonzales) and Charles Paradiso. He attended Trinidad High School and West Mesa High School, where he graduated in 1970. James proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Viet Nam Conflict. On May 10, 1986, Jim was united in marriage to Julia Foster in Albuquerque. He had many hobbies including welding, guns, shooting and caring for his horses. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hiking. James greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren. Preceding him in death is father, Charles Paradiso; brother, Domenic Paradiso and nephew, Tony Paradiso Jr. Survivors are his loving wife, Julia of home address; daughters, Amanda (Rick) Sanchez, Trinidad, Brandi (Billy) Overstreet, Rio Rancho, N.M.; Jessi (William) Rocha, Weston,; granddaughters, Jaidynn and Genessee; mother and step-father, Frances (Bob) Doak, Trinidad; sisters, Jeanette (Tom) Reed, Fountain; Sabrina (Juan) Hernandez, Falcon; brothers, Danny (Brenda) Paradiso, Corrales, N.M.; Donald Paradiso, Trinidad; Tony (Patricia) Paradiso, Rio Rancho, N.M.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Naomi (J.C.) Doerr, Trinidad; Joyce Porter, Columbus, Miss., Carol Bridges (Edward Hubright), Trinidad; Darlene Paradiso, Trinidad; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 14, 2010, at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Cary Nelson officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery, with graveside services conducted by the US Naval Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers are Tom Reed, J.C. Doerr, John Torres, Tito Hernandez, Paul Delatorrie, Willie Podlesney and Thomas Begley. Active pallbearers are Rick Sanchez, Billy Overstreet, William Rocha, Danny Paradiso, Donald Paradiso and Tony Paradiso. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Paradiso, Rose Marie
Rose Marie Paradiso - Trinidad Times Independent - June 18, 2013 - Rose Marie Paradiso, Former teacher' s aid - Rose Marie Paradiso, 90, passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital June 15, 2013. She was born in Valdez Feb. 25, 1923, the daughter of Rose (Cerullo) and Domenic Rossetti. She was a 1941 graduate of Trinidad High School. Rose Marie loved children and for several years was a teacher's aid in Trinidad. She liked to read and crochet. She was a great cook. Rose Marie loved people and enjoyed visiting with her family and friends. Her children and grandchildren were the center of her life. She truly will be missed. Preceding her in death are parents, Rose and Domenic Rossetti, husband Amelio Paradiso, and sons Anthony and Dennis Paradiso. Left to cherish her memory are children, Marie (Pat) Petterlin, Raton, N.M., Sarah Louise (Jim) Bertrand, Calif., Lorenzo Ulibarri, Olney Springs, Judy (Jack) Langeneggar, Texas, Richard (Lori) Paradiso, Pueblo, Robert Paradiso and companion June, Pueblo, Cathi Paradiso, Colorado Springs, sister Josephine Callovini, Trinidad, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Friday, June 21, 2013, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will follow with Rosary at 12:15 p.m. at the Comi Chapel followed by the Funeral Mass at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment with Rite of committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Robert Paradiso, Jim Bertrand, Lorenzo Ulibarri, Pat Petterlin and Jack Langeneggar. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Parberry-Demas, Dolores
Dolores ' Dolly'  Parberry-Demas - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2010 - Dolores ' Dolly'  Parberry-Demas came to this Earth on April 24, 1930, and departed after 80 years on Aug. 21, 2010. She fought a long, courageous battle with cancer. She will join her deceased daughter, Kim Demas-Griego. She lovingly leaves behind her children, Kelly (Jim) Patton, Karen (George) Caldwell, Joni (Jim) Wolfe, John Demas Jr.; her son-in-law, Randy Griego; and the father of her children, John Demas (Mary Orf). She will continue to watch over many special people in her life including her very dear friend Lou Kimsey, and her caring and loving relatives, Mary Belle (Richard) Manley, Patty (John) Poyner and Letti Gallant. Our mother was the proud matriarch of our family and she now entrusts the care of her grandchildren, Ryan Griego, Justin and Jenna Wolfe, and great-granddaughter Kaylee Wolfe-Fuentes to us. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of food or flowers, please make a donation to Colorado Bluesky Enterprises Holiday Hope Drive, the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice, through the funeral home. Dolly' s family would like you to join them in a celebration of her life and of her love for sweets at a dessert and coffee reception at 3 p.m. Sept. 2, at 2003 Northmoor Terrace. Under the direction of Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Paredes, Mauro Ramos
Mauro Ramos Paredes - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2011 - Mauro Ramos Paredes, 81, passed away peacefully, with his family at his bedside, on Feb. 11, 2011. He was born Nov. 21, 1929, in Aguascalientes, Mexico, to the union of Pragedix Ramos and Brigida Paredes, who both preceded him in death. Mauro lived in Rocky Ford for 10 years, where he worked in area farms. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Bertha Miranda de Ramos; his children, Jesus Miranda, Silvia Ramos (Roberto), Javier Ramos (Cruz), Alma Ramos (Luis Nunez), Rosa Ramos (Ralph), Daniel Ramos (Betty), Luis Ramos, Cristina Ramos (Jesus), Dora, Jose, Juan Carlos, Elias, David and Javier; 33 grandchildren to include Blake Straub; 10 great-grandchildren; five brothers, three sisters and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 6 p.m. today, and funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, both at Angelus Chapel, with Pastor Bernie Vigil as celebrant. Cremation to follow.

Parga, Susan
Susan Parga - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 2011 - Susan Parga was the first-born of five children born to Leslie and Catherine Parga. Suzie was born in Pueblo, Colo., in April of 1943. Suzie was disabled, but not limited. Despite the disadvantages of being disabled, Suzie was able to touch people's lives and hearts with her sweet spirit and gentle vulnerability. Our precious Suzie's life enriched the lives of all who came into contact with her. Death is the end of life, but not a relationship. She will live in our hearts and minds forever. She participated in activities at Foothills Gateway until shortly before her death. Suzie is survived by her siblings, Mary (Don, deceased) Garcia of Fort Collins, Colo., Mike (Kathy) Parga of Pueblo, Colo., Elaine (Bill) Hemphill of Boulder, Colo., Leslie (John Marcantonio) Swedbergh, of Longmont, Colo., and numerous nieces and nephews. Interment will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2011, at Imperial Memorial Gardens. A reception will be held at the home of Mike and Kathy Parga, 2241 Cartier Drive, immediately after the interment. If you would like to attend the reception, please call Mike at 719-560-0204. Memorial contributions may be sent, in lieu of flowers, to Pathways Hospice, 305 Carpenter Road, Fort Collins, CO 80525. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Paripovich, Emil Milan
Emil Paripovich - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 2009 - East High School's first principal dies - Emil Paripovich was scheduled to speak at the school's upcoming 50th anniversary ceremony - Emil Paripovich, the man who served as the first principal at East High School when it was opened 50 years ago, died Aug. 19 in Aurora. Paripovich, 88, was scheduled to be the keynote speaker Sept. 26 at East High School's 50th anniversary dedication ceremony. Funeral services are pending. "It meant more to him than anything to be the first principal at East High School," said Paripovich's wife, Barbara, in a telephone interview Tuesday from her Aurora home. "He loved being an educator and he was so proud to be the principal at East. He loved those kids." Paripovich was born Oct. 7, 1921, in Pueblo to Yugoslavian immigrant parents. "He started out as a pretty poor little boy. In fact, his nickname at school was "Patches" because his clothes were full of patches," said Mrs. Paripovich. "So he was real proud of what he was able to accomplish as an educator." Paripovich, whose first name was changed from Milan to Emil when he started school, graduated from Central High School. He went on to earn bachelor's and master's degrees from the forerunner to the University of Northern Colorado. Paripovich returned to Pueblo and began his teaching career with School District 60 in 1950 at the former Hindsdale School. It was at Hindsdale that he met his wife, Barbara, who was teaching in the middle school. Paripovich also taught two years at Columbian School before he was promoted to principal of Edison-Fulton Heights Elementary school in 1954. In 1957, Paripovich was named assistant principal at Centennial High School. Two years later, he became the first principal at East High School when it opened on Sept. 1, 1959. Although the Paripoviches never had children, Mrs. Paripovich said her husband cared for his students as if they were his children. "He loved being around his students," she said. "Every year, he'd throw a pizza party for the seniors. Anytime there was a kid who needed a little bit of change, he always was there to give it out." Mel Spence, who served as an assistant principal under Paripovich, said he was "a very compassionate individual." "He understood the challenges of opening a new school and he did a good job of it. He was very supportive of his staff and he loved his students." In 1968, Paripovich moved on to central administration to become the executive director of classified personnel, a position he held for 10 years. Tom Keach, who worked with Paripovich, said even when in administration Paripovich was focused on the students. "He was a very kid-oriented type of teacher not only when he taught but also as an administrator," Keach said. "He was genuinely a nice person and very popular with his staff." Paripovich closed out his career with a return stint among students as the principal of Carlile Elementary. "He loved being with the kids and he wanted to go back to work with them," said Mrs. Paripovich. In addition to teaching and serving as principal, Paripovich also was involved in the Pueblo Education Association, the Colorado Education Association and was a life member of the National Education Association. He also was a charter member of the Colorado Association of School Executives, where he was honored for his significant contributions to education. Paripovich also was involved in numerous Pueblo civic and charitable organizations. He is survived by his wife and two sisters, Janice Cesare and Georgiana Waldman, both of Colorado Springs. Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 2009 - Emil Milan Paripovich. Please note service time change: Memorial service, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, Heritage Eagle Bend clubhouse, 23155 E. Heritage Parkway, Aurora, CO (Take the Gartrell Exit from E-470, then turn right. Turn right again at East Heritage Parkway.) A reception will follow the service at 22804 E. Canyon Place near the clubhouse.

Park, David R.
David R. Park - Pueblo Chieftain - February 29, 2012 - David R. Park, longtime resident of Albuquerque, N.M., passed away in his sleep Feb. 24, 2012, in San Diego, Calif. He was born Jan. 1, 1929, in Pueblo, Colo., to the parents of Dr. Alexander Jay Park and wife, Bernice. He attended the Colorado Military Academy in Denver. He was a veteran, having served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War Conflict. He retired from the U.S. Forest Service as a forester having served for over 30 years in the Southwest Region. He is survived by wife, Betty Park of San Diego, Calif.; sons, Steve (Amy) of Lakewood, Colo., and Jan (Cathie) of San Diego, Calif.; nephew, Greg (Margaret) of Lake Forrest, Calif.; and nine grandchildren. He loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman, cherishing the time he spent with family and friends in his boat on the waters of Elephant Butte Lake. We will miss him greatly. Happy fishing, Dad! Memorial contributions in the name of David R. Park may be sent to: Friends of Elephant Butte Lake State Park, P.O. Box 1621, Elephant Butte, NM 87935. Viewing, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Parker, Bonnie Lee
Bonnie Lee Parker - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 2012 - Bonnie Lee Parker, 74, Umatilla, Ore., formerly of Pueblo, July 21. Burns Mortuary, Hermiston, Ore. Burns Mortuary - July 23, 2012 - Bonnie Lee Parker was born on June 18, 1938 in Shawano, Wisconsin to parents, Robert and Hazel Tischhauser Erdmann. She died on July 21, 2012 at her home in Umatilla, Oregon at the age of 74 years. Bonnie attended schools in Wisconsin and later in Colorado where she graduated high school. She was united in marriage to Ronald D. Parker on June 17, 1956 in Fort Carson, Colorado. Bonnie worked at the Pueblo Army Depot in Pueblo, Colorado from 1961 until 1971. She then stayed at home to raise her children and later help with her grandchildren. Bonnie moved to Umatilla, Oregon 1995 where she has lived since. She served as a volunteer for Vange John Memorial Hospice for the last 17 years. Her family wishes to thank Dr. John and the entire staff who helped to take such wonderful care of Bonnie in her time of need. Bonnie had also volunteered at Umatilla High School in the reading program and at Weston High School as a grief counselor. She was a member of Grace and Mercy Lutheran Church, Hermiston, Oregon. Bonnie loved to play pinochle, play canasta, cooking, and most of all her time with family and her beloved Dixie. One of many Bonnie Parker quotes, "You got that right". She is survived by her sons: Ronald Parker & wife Carol, Richland, WA, Robert Parker & wife Janice, Pueblo, CO, Pat Lafferty & wife Jody, Umatilla, OR; daughters: Rhonda Johnston & husband Kevin, Denver, CO, RaeAnn Schritter, & husband Alan, Richland, WA, Rochele Limper & husband Joerg, Pretoria, South Africa, Renea Parker, Umatilla, OR; Mother: Hazel Erdmann, Kennewick, WA; brothers: Jesse Erdmann & wife Beth, Wenatchee, WA, John Erdmann, Boone, CO; sister: Faith Cates, Richland, WA; 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Parker and her father, Robert Erdmann. A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 12:00 Noon at Grace & Mercy Lutheran Church (which holds services at Faith Presbyterian Church) 1005 SE 9th St., Hermiston, OR. Private family burial will be at Sunset Hills Cemetery, Umatilla, Oregon. Please sign the condolence book at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com Those who wish may make contributions in Bonnie' s memory to the Grace & Mercy Lutheran Church or Vange John Memorial Hospice. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.

Parker, Carson
Carson Parker - Rocky Mountain News - January 7, 1890 - The Roll Call - Another Editor Found Dead - Pueblo, Colo., Jan. 6 - Yesterday Carson Parker, editorial writer on the Daily Evening Press, was found dead in a saloon, as heretofore chronicled, and today Colonel D. C. Russell, who has been assisting in local work on the same paper, was found dead in the street as the result of prolonged intemperance. He had fallen off the sidewalk about four feet above the level of the ground, at the corner of Main and Fifth, and broke his neck. Russell was an officer in the confederate army under Longstreet, though he was very young when in the service. He was last summer editor of the Beulah Echo, a weekly paper, and attracted attention by articles grossly insulting to the faith and principles of Christianity. He has been for a long time in a state of inebriation. The body is to be buried at the expense of Dr. P. R. Thombs, superintendent of the state insane asylum. During the war a number of union soldiers, of whom Thombs was one, was captured by a detachment of confederates under Russell, and at the instance of Russell the prisoners were so well treated that Dr. Thombs will now see that his body will get decent burial.

Parker, Charles Neal
Charles Neal Parker - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2009 - Charles Neal Parker, 60, passed away April 27, 2009. Preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Parker; parents, Charles and Jerry Parker. Survived by stepmother, Sandi Parker of Pueblo; stepbrother, Troy D. Smith of Pueblo; children, Lisa (Craig) Weikum, Todd (Carey) Parker; and four grandchildren of Denver. Cremation, no services by request.

Parker, Clara E.
Clara E. Parker - Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 2012 - Clara E. Parker, 83, passed away March 10, 2012. Clara is survived by John (Veronica) Parker, Billie (Stephen) Mikus, Lester (Betty) Parker, Eugene Parker, Ella (Dan) Amigo, Ruby Parker, Mattie Parker, 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, March 16, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Parker, George
George Parker - The Huntsville Daily Times - March 2, 1911 - After Nine Years Skeletons Were Found - Trinidad, Colo. - Nine years after the mine explosions in which they lost their lives, skeletons of five victims were found yesterday. One is thought to be that of George Parker.

Parker, Ines J.
Ines J. "Sandy" Parker - Pueblo Chieftain - April 8, 2010 - Ines J. "Sandy" Parker went to be with the Lord on April 4, 2010. A special loss to Tony Spaccamonti, who will cherish their time together and her memory. She will be sadly missed by the Miller family, who considered her part of their family. Sandy was a loving and dedicated person who enjoyed fishing, travel and going to Cripple Creek. Survived by her son, Troy Smith; sister, Sadie Soukup; brothers, Dale (Debbie) and Vic Jantz; granddaughter, Lisa of Denver; and numerous relatives and friends. A special thank you to hospice and its nursing staff for their care of Sandy. In remembrance, please send donations to Hospice House, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005.

Parker, Jeromy
Jeromy Parker - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2009 - Motorcycle crash victim identified - An Amarillo, Texas, man who died Friday (August 22, 2009) from injuries suffered in a Custer County motorcycle accident has been identified as Jeromy Parker, 51.

Parker, Margaret M.
Margaret M. Parker - Trinidad Times Independent - March 8, 2012 - Margaret (Marge) M. Parker, 75, died March 6, 2012, at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo. Margaret was born May 3, 1936, to Florence (Coppa) and Pete Peretto. She was a 1954 Trinidad High School graduate and attended Trinidad State Junior College. Marge was united in marriage April 28, 1956, to Thomas (Tom) Parker, at Holy Trinity Church in Trinidad. She was active in PTA, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America and was a substitute teacher for more than 20 years. Marge was a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi with a master' s degree in the La Junta, Trinidad and Raton, N.M., chapters. She was a member of Catholic Daughters of America, the Arthur Johnson Memorial Library Advisory Board in Raton and belonged to various craft and bridge clubs in Raton and Trinidad. She was an avid reader, enjoyed traveling, which included taking numerous cruises with family and friends, bowling, playing bridge and making crafts. Marge was instrumental in founding the Red Hat Chapter in Raton in which she held the title of queen mother for several years. Marge' s husband, daughter, son and grandsons were the love of her life. She enjoyed attending and watching all of her grandsons' sporting activities. She will be missed. Marge was preceded in death by her parents; her mother- and father-in-law, Catherine and Thomas Parker; her sister- and brother-in-law, Kathryn (Carl) Amari and Carl Connell. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Parker, of Raton; her daughter Cynthia (Cyndi) Parker; her son, Thomas Scott (Susan) Parker; her grandsons, Jordan C. Carlini and Jason Thomas Parker; her brother, Michael (Esther) Peretto, of Pueblo; and her sisters, Kathryn Peretto, of Phoenix and Paulette (Lance) Chrysler, of Alturas, Calif. She is also survived by her sisters- and brothers-in-law, Isobelle (Doug) Barber, of Wichita Falls, Texas; Clover (Dale) Pfau, of Julesburg; Karen (Harold) Robb, of California; Diane Connell of Trinidad, Robert (Antoinette) Parker, of Lamar; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of many dear friends. At Marge' s request, she was cremated. A private memorial service was held Friday, March 16, at Comi Chapel followed by inurnment at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions in Marge' s memory to the Arthur Johnson Memorial Library, 244 Cook Ave., Raton, N.M. 87740. Arrangements made under direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Parker, Wayne Leon Sr.
Wayne ' Fuzzy'  Leon Parker Sr. - Trinidad Times Independent - July 20, 2012 - Wayne ' Fuzzy'  Leon Parker Sr., 63, of Trinidad, went to be with the Lord on July 5, 2012. He was born Oct. 4, 1948, in Jonesville, La., to the late Luis and Sadie Parker. He graduated from Harrisonburg High School in 1966. He served proudly in the U.S. Navy in the 1970s. He received several medals all while serving our country. In 1997, Fuzzy married Tammie Barnes (Bordelon) of Jonesville. In 2004, they moved to Colorado where he began working for Heat Waves. In 2005 he had to retire due to an injury. Fuzzy loved being a truck driver. He said it was a great way to see the country and meet new people. He also enjoyed fishing, traveling, spending time with his friends and family. Preceding him in death are his parents, Luis and Sadie Parker. Survivors are his wife Tammie, his daughter Taylor both of Trinidad, son Josh of Jonesville, son Wayne Jr. and his wife Stacy and his son Jesse and his wife Valarie both from Jena, La., his brothers, Charles and his wife Rachel of Little Elm, Texas, Earl and his wife Jane of Harrisonburg, La., Ralph and his wife Glenda of Hemphill, Texas, and Bobby of Trinidad. He is also survived by his five grandchildren, lots of nieces, nephews, friends and family. May God look after you for us, our dear Fuzzy. I hope that each one of us bring you peace, joy and happiness through the way we live our lives. We will remember you with warm memories and with love in our hearts. You will be greatly missed by your wife, family, friends and all who knew you. Funeral Services will be Monday, July 23, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. A private interment will follow at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Parkinson, William Allen
William Allen Parkinson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 2012 - William Allen Parkinson, Jan. 24, 1938 - Nov. 9, 2012. Bill passed from this life Nov. 9, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Gail Ashton-Parkinson; children, Philenda (Ron) Daniel, Carrie Parkinson, Tricia Parkinson, Kelly (Merle) Klocke, Kim (Manual) Rodriguez, Buffy (William) Velasquez; nine grandchildren; siblings, John (Judith) Parkinson, Connie (John) Martinez, Linda Parkinson, Larry (Holly) Parkinson. Preceded in death by father, Dr. Curtis Parkinson; mother, Sarah Parkinson; and daughter, Dawn Parkinson. Bill served in the Navy for seven years. He worked for Sears for 22 years, an insurance company and owned an appliance recycling business with his wife, Gail, until retiring in Pueblo West, where he became very involved with the FOE No. 145, Pueblo and No. 4471, Pueblo West. Bill was a great inspiration and friend to many people and we will all miss him very much. There will be a celebration of Bill' s life at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 at the Pueblo West Eagles, 334 S. McCulloch, Pueblo West, Colo. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Bill' s memory to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005.

Parks, JoAnn
JoAnn Grissom Parks - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2012 - JoAnn Grissom Parks, born Dec. 15, 1952, passed away April 7, 2012, in Boone, Colo. Cremation, no services. Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2012 - Joann Grissom Parks, age 59, passed away April 7, 2012, in Boone, Colo. Joann is now reunited with her son, Larry Hough. She is survived by mother, Nadine Fern; children, Brian Hough, Scott Hough and Nathaniel Hough; six grandchildren; and her brothers and sisters.

Parks, Mary Christine
Mary Christine Parks - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 2009 - Mary Christine Parks, 71, lifetime resident of Pueblo, born to the union of Lee and Mary DeWeese in the same home where she went to be with the Lord on July 10, 2009. Predeceased by her parents; sisters, Rosalie (Dennis), Jeanne and her twin whom she missed dearly, Lorraine (Gerald); nephews, Greg and Randy. She is survived by her loving daughter, Cheryl (J.R.) Hall; grandchildren, Mary, Justin and Jessica Hall; brother, Bill DeWeese; nieces and nephews, Sandy, Dennis, Dee, Stacy, Al, Connie, Debbie (Roy), Cindy (Bart), Jeff (Georgia) and Jake; very special niece, Katie (Javier); special friend, Arlene (Joe) Miller. Also survived by numerous other relatives. She worked for 17 years at the Department of Social Services. She was made happy by being a tremendous caregiver to everyone. She will be deeply missed. At her request, there will be no viewing. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to your local animal welfare. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2009, Family Worship Center. Cremation will take place. Arrangements through Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Parlapiano, Carl
Carl Parlapiano - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2013 - Carl Parlapiano, 60, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 16, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Opal Parlapiano. Carl is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Angie Parlapiano; his godson whom he raised as a son, Aaron; and his daughter, Erin; siblings, Cathy Kerrigan, Pearl (Walt) Reeder, Phyllis Gilkinsin and Ernie (Lacricia) Kramer; in-laws, Marilyn Ortega, Joey Maes and Lisa (John) Trujillo; six godchildren; his close special dog, Ariel; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Carl worked at the steel mill for 30 years. He enjoyed playing cards with his union brothers. He enjoyed camping, fishing, bowling and Cripple Creek. Carl also enjoyed the Broncos and the Rockies. Carl is going to be missed by many people. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Monday. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, both at Romero Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends will be received at the USWA Local 2102 Union Hall, 1414 E. Evans following interment.

Parlapiano, Opal H.
Opal H. Parlapiano - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 2010 - Opal H. Parlapiano passed away Nov. 2, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Parlapiano. She is survived by her sister, Aline Ferraro; children, Pearl (Walt) Reeder, Ernie (Lacricia) Kramer, Phyllis Gilkison, Carl (Angie) Parlapiano, Cathy Kerrigan; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren, 17 great-great-grandchildren. Opal enjoyed bowling, Cripple Creek, knitting, crocheting, Las Vegas and Laughlin. Special thanks to Angie Parlapiano for providing Opal much peace and loving care at the end of her life. A special thank you to her caregivers: Lisa, Marilyn, Desiree, Stephanie, Monique and Lorraine. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, 400 Broadway Ave. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Parlett, Robert W.
Robert W. Parlett - Pueblo Chieftain - October 9, 2011 - Robert W. Parlett, 63, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 2, 2011. He was preceded in death by his father, William R. Parlett Jr. He is survived by his mother, Helen L. Parlett; daughter, Heather (Ryan) Parlett-Staggs; son, Christopher Parlett; and grandson, Casey Staggs. He was a 1966 graduate of Regis High School in Denver. Memorial contributions may be made in his name through the funeral home. Cremation will take place with no service. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Parnell, Joseph H. Sr.
Joseph H. Parnell Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 4, 2006 - Joseph H. Parnell Sr. (Maj. USAF Ret.), 86, died May 23, 2006, in Pueblo. Among his survivors, his wife, Doris, of the family home in Tijeras, N.M.; and son, Samuel S. (Laura) Parnell also of Tijeras. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Interment, 10 a.m. Friday at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver.

Parr, Edwin Leo Jr.
Edwin Leo Parr Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 2013 - Edwin Leo Parr Jr., passed away June 11, 2013. Memorial Service 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at Imperial Funeral Home. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home. Imperial Funeral Home - June 13, 2013 - Edwin Leo Parr Jr. Born in Dodge City, Kansas on September 16, 1930 passed away June 11, 2013. He moved to Pueblo in 1936 and served in the Korean Conflict in the US Air Force from 1951-1955 He was preceded in death by his parents Agnes J. Hund Parr and Edwin Leo Parr and a brother Robert D. Parr. Edwin is survived by his loving wife Carolyn Parr; daughters Deborah A. (Joe) Jesik, Suzanne J. Taylor and Jacquelyn M. Richards and his sister Marilyn J. Snell. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Judy Weber; brothers-in-law Charles Jenne Jr., Ronald Coffey and Don Johnson; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Memorial Service 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Imperial Funeral Home. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Parr, Linda Jean
Linda Jean Parr - Pueblo Chieftain - May 4, 2011 - Linda Jean Parr, 80, passed away April 29, 2011. Born Oct. 2, 1930, in Canton, Ohio. Survived by husband, John J.; sons, C. Dennis (Linda L.), Boise, Idaho, David J., Pueblo, Colo., Steven L. (Melissa K.), Louisa, Ky.; grandchildren, Amy and Ryan, Idaho, Melissa, Redding, Calif., Tim and Anthony, Kentucky; four great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Pueblo. At her request, cremation. No viewing or service. Family requests no food or flowers.

Parrent, Charles A.
Charles A. Parrent - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 2010 - Charles A. Parrent, 96, passed away July 9, 2010. Preceded in death by his sons, Warren, Arthur, Brian and Gary Parrent; and by his sister, Carmen Marmion. Survived by his wife of 72 years, Lenore I. Parrent; children, Mark (Kathleen) Parrent, Lee (Nancy) Parrent, Keith (Nancy) Parrent, Douglas Parrent and David Parrent; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; six nieces and nephews and numerous other relatives. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Charles was a member of the Pueblo West Senior Retirees Club and also the Pueblo West Baptist Church, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Parrent, Lenore Iva
Lenore Iva (Seal) Parrent - Pueblo Chieftain - September 29, 2010 - Lenore Iva (Seal) Parrent, 94, passed away Sept. 23, 2010, in San Carlos, Calif. She was a loving and patient wife and mother. She was a longtime member of Second Baptist Church of Chicago, First Baptist Church of Elmhurst, Ill., and then Pueblo West Baptist Church. She will be missed. Preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Charles A. Parrent; her boys, Warren C., Arthur P., Brian D. and Gary K. Parrent; and her sister, Ramona (Seal) Stratton. She is survived by her boys, Mark A., Lee Q., Keith A., Douglas B. and David T. Parrent; 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, four siblings and many friends and family. Service, noon Saturday, Pueblo West Baptist Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Pueblo West Baptist Church Building Fund.

Parrish, John M. Sr.
John M. Parrish Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 5, 2011 - John M. Parrish Sr. passed away peacefully on Oct. 2, 2011. John was a longtime resident of Colorado Springs and retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years of service. Following his Navy career, he worked for Merck & Co. for 26 years, retiring in 1983. Over a 50-year period, John was an active member participating in several official capacities in the Masonic Order and Al Kaly Shrine. He was a dedicated member of First United Methodist Church and served as a money counter and usher for more than 30 years. John is survived by his wife of 68 years, Frankie Parrish; son, John Parrish Jr., DDS, and wife, Mary; daughter, Diana Brown and husband, Ed; daughter, Kathy Parrish; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. John was a loving husband and a dedicated father who will be missed greatly and fondly remembered. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, Colo. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of John Parrish Sr. to: The Al Kaly Shrine Transportation Fund, P.O. Box 193, Pueblo, CO 81002, or First United Methodist Church, T.V. Ministry Fund, 420 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

Parrish, John W.
John W. Parrish - News-Bulletin - November 9, 2005 - John W. Parrish, age 70, a resident of Los Lunas, went home on Monday, Nov. 7. J.P. was a hard-working, generous man who enjoyed woodwork and fishing and loved his family more than anything in the world. He was an auto mechanic his whole life, who ran his own business for many years and loved cars. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lenora Parrish; sisters, Travis Young, Frankie Boyd, Gloria Davis, Faye Reeves and Ruth Iverson; and brother, William Parrish. John is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Elena; his son, John A. Parrish and his wife, Crystal, of Los Lunas; his daughters, Verna and her husband, Joseph Barta, of Los Lunas, Lynn Parrish of Los Chavez, Debbie Sypher and her husband, Ken, of Trinidad, Colo., Glenda Stanley and her husband, Troy, of Huntsville, Ala., Terry Trent and her husband, Steve, of Arab, Ala.; son, Johnny Parrish and his wife, Theresa, of Huntsville, Ala.; nine grandchildren, Brienna and Anthony Parrish, Emma Barta, Amber Iverson, Ashley Sypher, Ashley Trent, Jessica and Little Debbie Stanley and Haley Parrish; two sisters, Brooksie Adams of Oxford, Ala., and Louise Jones and her husband, John of Atlanta, Ga.; and many nieces and nephews. With the utmost respect for John's wishes, cremation has taken place. Services will be held at Romero Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, Nov. 11, with a visitation at 9:30 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 10 a.m. Interment will take place at a later date. Romero Funeral Home 609 N. Main St., Belen.

Parsons, Imogene
Imogene Varnado Parsons - Pueblo Chieftain - January 6, 2008 - Imogene Varnado Parsons. In loving memory of a wonderful mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. Imogene Varnado Parsons was born July 10, 1925, in Dayton, Texas; and departed this life on Jan. 4, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, O.D. Parsons; her beloved daughter, Dora Jean; parents, Dora Varnado Bevil and John Spurgeon Varnado. She will be sadly missed by her loving son, John D. Parsons (Michelle); grandchildren, Tina (Brian) Boughton, Debra (James) Booth, Ryan A. Baker, John M. Parsons, Lauren M. Parsons; great-grandchildren, Alexis R. Booth and Mia J. Boughton. Also survived by her only sister, Bonnie A. (Jim) Riley; niece, Kimery (Eric) Aldridge; nephew, Rodney (Tracie) Riley; along with three great-nephews and two great-nieces. Imogene was a business school graduate and worked as a bookkeeper before marrying O.D. Parsons. She was an avid educator, having taught elementary school for 25 years in District 60 before retiring. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home.

Parsons, Jack
Jack Parsons - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 2012 - Jack Parsons, 83, passed away Dec. 22, 2012. Survived by his wife, Joan Parsons; daughters, Marilee (Wendell) Crook of Beech Grove, Ind., Pam (Richard) Matt of Greeley and Lori (Larry) Karl of Erie, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Jack was born to Paul and Marion Parsons on April 19, 1929, in Pueblo. He was a Realtor for 29 years. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at First Presbyterian Church, 10th and Court Street, with the Rev. Scott VanderWal officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Pueblo Centennial High School Foundation or First Presbyterian Church.

Parsons, Robert G.
Robert G. Parsons - Trinidad Times Independent - January 8, 2013 - Robert G. Parsons, 94, died Dec 30, 2011. He was buried in Stonewall Community Cemetery Dec 31, 2011. A lifelong resident of the area and a cattle rancher a memorial service will be held later in the Spring. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Party, Pauline R.
Pauline R. ' Polly'  Party - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 2012 - Pauline R. ' Polly'  Party, 59, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 9, 2012. She is survived by her children, Gino, Sean and Jennifer; grandchildren, Nicole, Marissa, Mikayla, Destinie, Jenae, Luciana, Izaiah, Emily and Navaeh; two great-grandchildren; parents, Richard and Viola Rampa; brothers, Dickie and John; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Passanante, Jack Jr.
Jack Passanante Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 31, 2012 - Jack Passanante Jr., April 10, 1953 to Jan. 26, 2012. Survived by daughters, Rhyan Passanante, Pueblo and Lauren Masias, Denver; sister, Paula (Joe) Cacciatore, Raton, NM; brother, Tom Passanante, Pueblo; sister, Lois (Ronnie) Gernon, Highlands, Texas; aunts, Sarah Coffee, Denver, Helen Moreno, Seattle, Ann Garey, Portland; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Jack is preceded in death by parents Jack and Jacqualine Passanante; grandparents, Pauline and Carlo Passanante and Beatrice and Tom Mariott. Jack is a 1971 graduate of Central High School. He served his country with honor in the U.S. Navy from 1972 to 1976. Jack had a great love of education. This love is evidenced by his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from the University of Southern Colorado, a second bachelor' s degree in Mass Communications from USC and finally a Masters in Education earned from Lesley College. Jack spent many years working with KOAA-TV, and KTSC-TV in Pueblo constructing sets, producing, directing, and editing. He went on to work until his retirement teaching television production and media with the State of Colorado. Jack' s first love was his family. His strong Italian roots, spaghetti Sundays and dedication to family are his legacy to those who knew and loved him. His passion for theatre, commitment to the arts and love of mankind are what made Jack, JACK! Although he retired he continued to be dedicated to community theatre and work at the ' office.'  He maintained consistent hours of ' work'  at the ' office'  aka The Daily Grind. He was famous for his beautiful smile and wind swept hair from riding his Harley. Jack had a heart that knew no strangers. A celebration of his life will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, Impossible Players Playhouse, 1201 N. Main, Pueblo. Jack' s wishes, ' If you don' t already have it, find passion in your life and grasp it never letting go. Without passion we are not living we are just existing. Good night Jack, Good night Moon.

Passarelli, Alex L. Jr.
Alex L. Passarelli Jr. - Trinidad Times Independent - January 13, 2012 - Alex L. Passarelli, Jr., 84, of Trinidad passed away Jan. 10, 2012, after a valiant battle with cancer. Alex was born Aug. 6, 1927, to Alex and Catherine Passarelli of Aguilar. He spent his childhood days growing up in Aguilar and graduated with the Aguilar High School Class of 1946. He married Marguerite (Antista) Passarelli on Jan. 11, 1958. To this union were born two children: daughter Elizabeth and son Alan. Alex received an honorary discharge from the United States Army. He was a supervisor with the Colorado Department of Transportation for 45 years and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He also served as a councilman and mayor pro-tem on the Trinidad City Council and as a member of the ARPA Electric Board. Alex loved sports and enjoyed supporting the Colorado Rockies and Denver Broncos in addition to watching his five grandchildren participate in youth sports. Marguerite preceded Alex in death on Oct. 21, 1991. Also preceding him in death were his sisters, Mary Sandoval, Nora Jones and Jennie Passarelli; his brother, Frank Passarelli; his parents, Alex and Catherine Passarelli; his mother and father-in-law, Jasper and Marguerite Antista; and his sister-in-law, Ida Passarelli. He is survived by his children, Elizabeth (Johnny) Jameson and Alan (Shana) Passarelli; his grandchildren, Cassidy Bowie, Jim (Jenn Baca) Bowie, Alana Bowie, Alex (Janae Heiser) Bowie, Seth Passarelli and Matt and Brittany Vail; his great-grandchildren, Jaelie Bowie and Johnalyn Baca; his brother, Ben Passarelli; his brother-in-law, Frank Holmes; his sisters-in-law Joanne (Antista) Holmes and Anne Passarelli; and his special friend, June Valentine. He is also survived by numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, with Father Richard Becker officiating. Active pallbearers are Alex' s grandsons Jim Bowie, Alex Bowie, Seth Passarelli, Bobby Just, Brian and Dean Holmes. Honorary pallbearers are Lee Just, Paul Montera, Pete DeBono, Doc Leonetti, Dan Valentine, Ken Valentine, Bob Ferrendelli and Joe Vaccaro. The Passarelli family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements and may be contacted at their home address: 2634 Aguilar Drive.

Passarelli, Beatrice Helen
Beatrice Helen Passarelli - Rocky Mountain News - July 19, 2006 - Beatrice Helen Passarelli of Westminster, formerly of Trinidad passed away July 17, 2006. Beloved mother of John, Al, and Rita. Grandmother of four and great-grandmother of four. Memorial Mass Monday July 24, 10:30 a.m. Holy Trinity Catholic Church Trinidad CO.

Passarelli, Frank R.
Frank R. Passarelli - Trinidad Times Independent - May 14, 2009 - Frank R. Passarelli 86, Trinidad, Colo., passed away May 13, 2009. Survivors include brother, Ben Passarelli, Pueblo. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, May 21, 2009, Holy Trinity Church. Interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Passarelli, Lupita
Lupita Passarelli - Pueblo Chieftain - January 31, 2009 - Lupita Passarelli, 86, passed away Jan. 28, 2009. Born in Trujillo Creek, Colo., on July 12, 1922, to Louis and Bersabe Vigil. She graduated from Aguilar High School and took classes at the Colorado Health Education Center. She was the loving mother of Louise Passarelli and Catherine Passarelli. Grandmother of Renee (Robert) Sandoval, Bonnie (Louise) Martinez, Tressan Passarelli, Shirley (David) Jaramillo, Joyce (Sev) Vasquez and Norman (Sophia) Gonzales. One sister, Edith Ortiz of Aguilar, Colo., two brothers, Luis (Bernice) Vigil, of Montrose, Colo., and Orlando Vigil of Aguilar, Colo., great-grandmother of 16, and great-great-grandmother of six. She worked for home health for 35 years, had a volunteer career with the SRDA Senior Center and was an election judge until 2001. She received SRDA' s Volunteer of the Year award as a foster grandparent and visitor to many elderly people. She was an active member at the Sacred Heart Cathedral, VFW Women' s Auxiliary, Legion of Mary, Daughters of Isabela and SRDA. Lupita was recognized for two years in a row by Congressman Scott McInnis in the U.S. House of Representatives, for her volunteer work. She also received the presidential award for safe driving and for her volunteer work. Lupita was a joyful, caring lady with a very loving personality. She enjoyed visiting with friends, writing stories and poems and working on jigsaw puzzles. Mass of Christian Burial, 9 a.m. today, Cathedral of the Scared Heart, 11th and Grand Avenue, with the Rev. Leonard E. Racki, as celebrant. Interment, Trujillo Creek Co

Passero, April
April Passero - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 2007 - April Passero, died of a heart attack Sept. 18, 2007. Survived by children, Carol and Daniel; and granddaughter, Amber. Preceded in death by parents, Olivia Ragulsky and Ralph Horn. Viewing, Sept. 22, 2007, 44 Spaulding, Pueblo West. Service at 2 p.m. Monday, Sacred Heart Cathedral.Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2009 - Annual memorial to honor Pueblo's homeless who died - Fifteen people, aged 37 to 86, will be remembered at observance - Most of them lived an isolated, lonely life. Some were addicted to drugs or alcohol, others had mental or other health issues. All of them had at one time experienced homelessness and for some, that lifestyle may have contributed to their cause of death. Regardless of how they lived their lives, those who interacted with the 15 homeless men and women who died in Pueblo during the past 12 months want to ensure that they are remembered in death. On Tuesday, friends and family of the 15 individuals are invited to remember their loved ones at the sixth annual Pueblo Homeless Memorial service. The annual service is set to begin at noon near the St. Francis of Assisi statue, located on the far northwestern edge of the riverwalk. "We want to make sure that all these people are remembered and recognized for who they were," said LaTanya Yarbrough, a case manager at Posada agency for the homeless and organizer of the memorial event. "Everybody deserves to be remembered and for some, this is the only way that family and friends can gain closure is by holding a service like this." As part of the event, Yarbrough said family and friends are invited to share their memories about those who have died this year. The Pueblo Veterans Ritual team also will offer a 21-gun salute in honor of the two homeless veterans - Daryl Holt and Thomas Reynolds - who died this year. There also will be music provided by the Wild West Cowboy Church band. A luncheon will follow the memorial service. Those who will be remembered at this year's service and their dates of deaths follows: Linda Henson, 59, May 21, 2007; Daryl Holt, 48, June 22, 2007; Thomas Reynolds, 40, July 25, 2007; Frances Marie Jagger, 67, Aug. 13, 2007; Nettie Solano, 63, Aug. 30, 2007; April Passero, 54, Sept. 18, 2007; Joseph Vigil, 48, Sept. 28, 2007; Joseph Ponce, 53, Oct. 6, 2007; Curtis Chavez, 37, Oct. 8, 2007; Jean Yarbrough, 86, Nov. 7, 2007; Robin Sanchez, 43, Nov. 21, 2007; Jeffrey Trujillo, 42, Dec. 5, 2007; Randy Riggs, 42, Dec. 25, 2007; Linda Knoll, 47, Feb. 9, 2008; Ted Garcia, 61, April 9, 2008; Kelly Ann Tilley, 45, Aug. 12, 2008; Benjamin Acosta, 42, Oct. 26, 2008; Jesse David Archuleta, 53, Oct. 29, 2008; Joe Patrick Pacheco, 38, Nov. 2, 2008; Jerry Cortez, 26, Nov. 10, 2008; Steven Crispin, 46, Nov. 13, 2008; Christine (Tina) Barela 41, Nov. 17, 2008; Eugene (Gino) Roney, 74, Dec. 28, 2008; Lorenzo J. Aragon, 45, Jan. 16, 2009; Cheryl Lynn Finn, 38, Jan. 29, 2009; Herman J. Gonzales, 62, March 7, 2009; Mary L. Wellington, 53, March 10, 2009; Norman Ray Nading, 49, March 17, 2009; Robert Alan Williams, 49, March 26, 2009; Jeffery Ralph Figueroa, 47, April 14, 2009; John Michael Bussey, 45, April 19, 2009; Herman J. Bach, 61, May 6, 2009.

Passero, Ernest
Ernest ' Curly'  Passero - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 2011 - Ernest ' Curly'  Passero, 86, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 7, 2011. He was born June 17, 1925, in Sopris, Colo., a beloved member of the community of Rye, Colo., for 44 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith; and son, Christopher. He is survived by his children, Steve, Carol (Pat), Lisa (Steve), Eric (Jodi), Ed and Jayme; numerous grandchildren and multiple great-grandchildren; and sisters, Theresa, Carrie and Alice. Curly touched the lives of many around him and will be greatly missed. Curly requested no services.

Passig, Eva K.
Eva K. Passig - Pueblo Chieftain - January 24, 2009 - Eva K. Passig, 85, of La Junta, passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, in La Junta. Eva was born on Nov. 9, 1923, in Beardsley, Kan., to Joseph and Sara (Rooney) Studer. She married Fritz W. Passig on March 21, 1972, in Raton, N.M. Survived by her son, Rod (Betty) Hunt, Billings, Mont.; daughters, Sally (Marvin Pacino) Carpenter, La Junta, Debbie (Ron) Lewis, Colorado Springs, Tina (Harry Kreft) Hunt, Penrose, Colo.; sister, Mary Diebolt, Denton, Kan.; brother, Joe (Sonia) Studer, Northglenn, Colo.; sister, Joan (Jack) Beal, Goodland, Kan.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and a great-great-grandson survive. Preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Richard "Dick" Hunt; and a brother and sister. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, Fort Lyon National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to the City Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 489, La Junta, CO, 81050.

Pastrana, Olive
Olive Pastrana - Huerfano World Journal - November 21, 2012 - Olive Pastrana of Harrah, Washington, 86, passed away suddenly on November 2nd, 2012 due to a car accident. Olive was born on July 9th, 1926 in Toltec, Colorado to Toribio and Maclovia Lucero (Walsenburg) and she graduated from Crowley County High School in 1944. She worked as the bookkeeper for Harrah Hardware until her retirement. Olive loved to garden, visit with friends, and exercised regularly. She is survived by her only son, Jose M. Pastrana of Fall City, WA, his wife Nancy Pastrana, and her granddaughters Salina Pastrana of Issaquah, WA and Landa Pastrana of Monroe, WA. She is also survived by many cousins still living in the Walsenburg and Crowley area.

Patch, Barbara Jean
Barbara Jean Ortiz Patch - Huerfano World Journal - June 9, 2011- Barbara Jean Ortiz Patch was born March 2, 1949 in Walsenburg, Colorado to Edward and Norena Ortiz. She died May 18, 2011 in Walsenburg after an extended illness. She graduated from Walsenburg High School. She worked as a legal secretary, waitress and bartender. She loved working with people. She raised her sons Norward and Samuel mostly on her own. In 1998, she met Brian Patch and they married in 2001. Her greatest loves were her children, grandchildren, and diverse extended family. She enjoyed fishing, camping, computer games and penny slots. She was a fabulous cook. Barbara is preceded in death by her parents and her brother Jack. She is survived by her son Norward Wilson (wife Becky) of Pueblo; and grandchildren, Stephanie, Dominic, Dustin, Nicolas Wilson; her son, Sam Wilson of Walsenburg; and her granddaughter Raven Wilson. She is also survived by her sisters, Dolores Lingo, Dorothy Ortiviz, Emily Ortiz; and her brothers Art Ortiz (wife Sharon), and Richard Ortiz (wife Wanda). She will be greatly missed by her many friends and family.

Pate, James M.
James M. Pate - Pueblo Indicator - September 25, 1937 - Well Known Colored Resident Of Pueblo Years Ago Lead Eventful Life Here And Elsewhere - Many Puebloans still remember James M. Pate, a former cop of this town, and who was counted among the most competent on the force. He died at Canon City, September 10, after having served as a guard at the state penitentiary for about 33 years. He was 79 years old. Pate made a good record as guard and helped put down three serious riots at the pen, his most noted achievement being in the bloody uprising of October, 1929, when he alone guarded the west stone wall, and by constant firing, headed off the prisoners after other guards had been killed or wounded. ' Jim'  Pate was popular here and many Puebloans used to call on him when they visited the state pen.

Pate, Marie F.
Marie F. Pate - Pueblo Chieftain - December 5, 2010 - Marie F. Pate was born on Sept. 9, 1920, in Mervin, Mo., and passed away Dec. 2, 2010. She was married to Patrick Pate, March 15, 1939. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Effie Hilton; husband, Patrick Pate; son, Ted Pate; and eight brothers and one sister. She is survived by children, Patrick E. (Theresa) Pate, Delores M. Horton, T. Mike (Pam) Pate, Dave J. (Patti) Pate, Dan W. (Michele) Pate, Kathy A. (Tony) Valdez; daughter-in-law, Christine Pate. Also survived by many cherished grand and great-grandchildren and numerous friends. Marie was endowed with the essential qualities of life by which a person is judged. She was kind, generous, honest and loyal. Her riches stem from a host of family and friends who will cherish her memory and be better for having known her. Marie and Pat came to Pueblo in 1951. She worked at many of the local restaurants and was known for her good cooking and loved a good political debate, but considered motherhood her greatest accomplishment and was proud of all her children. Her good counsel and generous soul will be sorely missed by all who loved and leaned on her for guidance. "Indeed a princess has died today.'  There isn' t anything more that needs to be added to the testament of her life. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 North Elizabeth St., Pueblo, Colo. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens following the service. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Patrick, Alys May
Alys May Jaenson Patrick - Trinidad Times Independent - March 18, 2011 - Alys May Jaenson Patrick died peacefully in Houston March 16, 2011, at the age of 97. She was predeceased by her infant son Michael in 1945, her husband Errol A. (Pat) Patrick Jr. in 1961, her parents Theresa and Carl Jaenson, her brother Ralph, her sister Helen (all in the 1960s), and her daughter Alys Lou in 1995. Funeral services and burial were held March 22 in Spring, Texas. She studied business at the University of Denver and was a 75-year member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. After the family' s move from Denver to Houston, Alys was a dynamic member of many social and civic groups in Houston and Spring, and was a valued volunteer for numerous organizations. She was a longstanding associate of Eastern Star whose members conducted a special memorial service in her honor. She was a past officer and 10-year historian for her local chapter of AARP, where her records are on permanent display in the Old Town Spring Museum. She was a charter member of the Spring Senior Community Center and spearheaded fundraising efforts for their recently constructed headquarters. Her favorite pastimes were spending time with her family and traveling. She visited cities throughout the United States and foreign countries including England and Germany. She enjoyed cultural excursions to venues such as Galveston and Los Angeles, to see concerts, plays, performances and even the Rose Bowl Parade. Her memory will be cherished by her son, Charles (Pat) and wife Carol of Trinidad, her son Neil and wife Renea of Houston, six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends too numerous to count.

Patrick, Irene
Irene Patrick - Trinidad Times Independent - February 8, 2008 - Irene Patrick, 88, went to be with Our Lord on February 5, 2008. She was born to Tony and Rose Patrick on July 29, 1919. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Charles Patrick, sister, Sister Rita Patrick, brothers-in-law, Chester Paradiso and Wayne Graf; and nephew David Patrick. Irene enjoyed many hobbies such as ceramics and baking fro her family and friends. In 1968 she was given the opportunity to work for Mt. San Rafael Hospital as a kitchen cook. She enjoyed her job for over 15 years until she retired. She also enjoyed traveling and visiting her family in different parts of the country such as California, South Dakota, Nevada, New Mexico and Alaska. Her most recent trip was to Ohio in 2006 to visit her sister Sister Rita Patrick. She is survived by her sisters Rita Paradiso and Joannna Graf; brother, Bernard (Agnes) Patrick; sister-in-law Judy Patrick; many nieces and nephews and special care giver Mary Duran. At Irene's request cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Patrick, Irene
Irene Patrick - Trinidad Times Independent - February 8, 2008 - Irene Patrick, 88, went to be with Our Lord on February 5, 2008. She was born to Tony and Rose Patrick on July 29, 1919. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Charles Patrick, sister, Sister Rita Patrick, brothers-in-law Chester Paradiso and Wayne Graf; and nephew David Patrick. Irene enjoyed many hobbies such as ceramics and baking for her family and friends. In 1968 she was given the opportunity to work for Mt. San Rafael Hospital as a kitchen cook. She enjoyed her job for over 15 years until she retired. She also enjoyed traveling and visiting her family in different parts of the country such as California, South Dakota, Nevada, New Mexico, and Alaska. Her most recent trip was to Ohio in 2006 to visit her sister, Sister Rita Patrick. She is survived by her sisters Rita Paradiso and Joanna Graf; brother Bernard (Agnes) Patrick; sister-in-law Judy Patrick; many nieces and nephews, and special care giver Mary Duran. At Irene' s request cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Patrick, John Henry
John Henry Patrick - Pueblo Chieftain - January 1, 2010 - John Henry Patrick, 78, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 29, 2009, at Parkview Medical Center. John drove truck for many years. He was a lifelong cowboy and an avid team roper. He loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, camping and spending time with his family. Preceded in death by parents; brother, Pete Patrick; sister, Lolita Patrick; sons, John David Patrick, Albert Molina; grandson, Chad Whitney; and nephew, Rick Patrick. Survived by brother, Richard ' Dick'  Patrick of Pueblo; daughter, Debbie (Ron) Atencio of Canon City; sons, Jim (Dana) Whitney, Clark Whitney, Richard (Tonya) Whitney, all of Canon City; sons, Bob (Ruby) Molina of California and Alvin (Kay) Molina of Walsenburg; daughters, Linda (Mike) Courney, Sandy Trujillo, Eleanor (Pilo) Trevizo, all of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, Angelus Chapel, 1102 E. Evans Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004.

Patrick, Marie
Marie Patrick - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 2011 - Marie Patrick, age 93, devoted mother and grandmother, passed away quietly on Sept. 24, 2011. Marie was a resident of Pueblo from 1962-2005, when she moved to Boulder, Colo., to be closer to her family. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Francis ' Pat'  Patrick. Marie is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Laurie and Gary Glasscock of Boulder; granddaughter and husband, Chelsea and Jonathan Pierotti; and granddaughter, Bree Glasscock. Marie enjoyed bowling and playing cards with her friends. She was a tireless caregiver for her husband and her sister as they struggled with illness. Marie was most proud of her two granddaughters and she loved to spend time with them and share their lives. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Boulder. Inurnment will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at Imperial Memorial Gardens in Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ the King Church in Pueblo or Pueblo Meals on Wheels.

Patrick, Mary C.
Mary C. Patrick - Denver Post - April 8, 2002 - Mary C. Patrick, 94, of Denver, was born May 9, 1907 in Walsenburg. She passed away April 2, 2002. Mother of Roy Patrick and Betty Unfug; grandmother of seven; great-grandmother of 13. Services at St. Mary's Church in Walsenburg on Wednesday, April 10 at 10 a.m. Memorials to Porter Hospice or Heart Fund.

Patrick, Nancy Lees
Nancy Lees Patrick - Newport News-Times - September 22, 2011 - Nancy Lees Patrick, 84, of Waldport, Ore., died Sept. 19, 2011. She was born June 4, 1927 to John and Helen (Shew) Lees in Trinidad, Colo. A complete obituary will follow at a later date. Bateman Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Patrick, Rita (Sister)
Sister Rita Patrick - Cincinnati Enquirer - November 5, 2006 - Sister Rita Patrick, 91, of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, a former receptionist and teacher, died Thursday at Mother Margaret Hall nursing home in Mount St. Joseph. She was a Sister of Charity for 69 years. "Sister Rita was a gentle, very generous individual who was always willing to do for others," said longtime friend Sister Margaret Seton Williams. Born Philomena Patrick on Dec. 7, 1914, in Trinidad, Colo., Sister Rita entered the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati in 1937. She earned an English degree in 1952 from the College of Mount St. Joseph. She spent 16 years teaching in Michigan, Ohio and New Mexico before returning to Colorado, where she taught for another 17 years at schools in the Archdiocese of Denver and the Diocese of Pueblo. In 1972, she returned to her hometown of Trinidad and served at churches in Pueblo, Colo., Trinidad, Colo., and Las Vegas with a focus on religious education. From 1982 to 1985 she served as a receptionist at the former El Pomar, which is now Julie Penrose Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. While living in Colorado Springs, Sister Patrick semi-retired to the St. Elizabeth retirement home and continued to work as a volunteer at the home and El Pomar until she moved to the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse in Cincinnati in 1995. "Rita was a peaceful woman filled with the love for God and others," said friend Sister Patricia Malarkey. "She brought her quiet and unassuming ways to all that she did, whether it was arranging flowers for the tables, putting together a prayer service for a celebration, or making sure that everything was back in place when everyone was finished. It was all accomplished with only a desire that it will be done for the enjoyment of others." Visitation will be 2-3 p.m. Monday in the Heritage Room at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity in Delhi Township. Mass of Christian burial will be 3 p.m. Monday in the Immaculate Conception Chapel at the Motherhouse. Burial will be in the Sisters of Charity cemetery. Memorials may be made in Sister Patrick's name to the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Retirement Fund, 5900 Delhi Road, Mount St. Joseph, OH 45051.

Patrick, Tristan Frances
Tristan Frances Patrick - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2013 - Tristan Frances Patrick, 20, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 14, 2013. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Ray Bachicha; uncle, Michael Patrick; aunt, Diana Patrick; and cousin, Jessica Patrick. Tristan is survived by her mother, Louana Patrick; father, David Patrick; siblings, Michael, Ashley and Tommi; close nephew, Julian; grandparents, Gerald and Clara Patrick, Chuck and Anna May and Josito Espinoza; godparents, John and Shantel Dazzio, Gerri Lyons and Linda Patrick; and numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends. Rosary with Celebration of Life, 6 p.m. Monday, Romero Chapel. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Relatives and friends will be received from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 426 N. Santa Fe Ave. following service.

Patterson, Ashley Kate
Ashley Kate Patterson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 3, 2009 - Ashley Kate Patterson, 14, is survived by her mother, Jennifer Patterson; grandparents, Larry (Andee) Dowd; Carol Knez; Nile "Dude" Knez; great-grandmother, Peggy Crowell; uncle, Shawn (Fancie) Dowd; aunt, Shannon Pugh; the Dowd family; Crowell family; Dudley family; and numerous friends. At the family's request, there will be no viewing. The community is invited to attend the funeral service, 10 a.m. today, at Praise Assembly. Please wear bright colors - no black! Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Patterson, Brent
Brent Patterson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1993 - Avid skier loses life pursuing career - Brent Patterson's obituary noted that his enthusiasm for living was contagious. The 28-year-old ski fanatic was dedicated to sharing the thrill of back country skiing in areas accessible only by helicopter. He was owner of Diamond Peaks Heli-Ski Adventures. Patterson was in a helicopter Sunday when it crashed and killed everyone aboard. It was ironic that Patterson would die on the cold, snowy slopes of a Utah peak. It was in those peaks that he was dedicated to saving lives. Patterson worked his way up from ski patroller to a ski-area manager and business owner. But he still managed to find time to help with winter search-and-rescue efforts in Utah. He also became knowledgeable on avalanche awareness and trained his dog "Mozart" to help with the winter rescue expeditions. It was Patterson's expertise that aided in his hiring in Westcliffe as Mountain Cliffe Ski Area general manager. It was his own company, Vertex Management Inc., that got the ski area reopened for the first time in four years. But something went wrong between Patterson and resort owner Mund Shaikly. Patterson and Vertex were dismissed Dec. 11 despite the fact that he was under contract to manage the ski area for one year. Patterson intended to sue Shaikly for breech of that contract. He hired Pueblo attorney John Naylor to do that. "I don't have any idea about what will happen with the lawsuit," Naylor said Friday. "I haven't tried to talk to the family about it yet." Naylor said he wanted to wait until the week of Jan. 18 to talk to Patterson's family. Patterson is survived by his wife Jill, parents James and Suzanne Patterson, and sister Alice Patterson. "I haven't tried to talk to Jill (Patterson's wife of six months) because she is having a very hard time with this tragic situation," Naylor said. "She lost her parents just a few months ago in a murder-suicide." Naylor said he discussed details of the accident with Patterson's close friend, Craig Olsen. Olsen has been Patterson's partner in the heli-ski business for three years and worked as mountain manager at Mountain Cliffe. "Craig said he's not sure what caused the accident, whether it was a mechanical problem or a wind-sheer situation," Naylor said. Olsen had accompanied Patterson, the helicopter pilot, a professional skier and a professional photographer on the flight. Olsen was dropped off on a slope and was to accompany 10 other skiers on a trek through the back country while the photographer in the helicopter filmed the action for a commercial. Olsen said the helicopter flew past him a few times, but thick fog prevented Olsen from seeing the helicopter clearly. Olsen heard the crash, but was unable to locate the wreckage. And, he was perched on a dangerous slope that had a 500-foot drop-off. Olsen skied down the slope with the others not knowing the fate of his friend. He was along on the trek primarily to keep an eye out for avalanche danger and felt responsible for the skiers' safety. The skiers used a cellular phone to call the local search-and-rescue party, but the fog was so bad the search did not begin until Monday morning. When the helicopter was found, all four men were still inside the craft, apparently having died on impact.

Patterson, Colleen
Colleen Patterson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2011 - Colleen Patterson, 83, passed away Sept. 15, 2011. She is survived by her husband, Tom, of 17 years; children, John (Sondra) Patterson, Steve Patterson, Laura (Dave) Christenson, Dale Patterson, JoAnne Senoma; sisters, Delores Rowell and Mabel (Bud) Ethredge; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Colleen was preceded in death by her first husband, John Patterson; son, Robert Patterson; infant daughter; sister, Carol Upton; and grandchild, Alicia Patterson. She was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. She loved to travel, cook and visit with friends. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, Pueblo, Colo. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Patterson, Cynthia A.
Cynthia A. Patterson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 2012 - Cynthia A. Patterson, 74, passed away July 17, 2012. Survived by her sons, Scott Patterson of Upland, Calif., and Dane (Laura) Patterson of Denver; and numerous friends, including Diann Frendt. Cynthia was born to Lewis and Hazel Bishop in Canton, Ohio, on Aug. 7, 1937. She retired from the county of San Bernardino, Calif., as a property contract manager. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Service, 10 a.m. Monday, Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Frank Proffer officiating. Special thank you to Parkview Medical Center and Dr. Balizet for the care they gave Cynthia. Memorials may be made to the Parkview Foundation.

Patterson, Elsie L.
Elsie L. Patterson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 8, 2009 - Elsie L. Patterson, 91, passed away Oct. 5, 2009. She is survived by her daughter, Virginia (Don) Virgil, Pueblo; son, Robert Patterson, California; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; also survived by one sister, Ruth Stewart; four nieces and one nephew. Elsie worked at the Colorado State Hospital and at Parkview Hospital as a dietician. At Elsie' s request, cremation with no services. Arrangements by TG McCarthy Funeral Home

Patterson, Harry H.
Harry H. Patterson - Pueblo Indicator - August 28, 1915 - Killed by Lightning - Harry H. Patterson, a farmer living near Avondale, was killed by a bolt of lightning in an electrical storm the 20th inst. He was working in the field at the time and his body was not discovered until late at night. He was making hay in a field and the force of the shock shattered his skull in a fearful manner.

Patterson, John B.
John B. Patterson - Surgeon General' s Office - Washington - August 17, 1871 - Private John B. Patterson, Co. B, 7th United States Cavalry, while on duty as sentinel at Fort Lyon, Colorado Territory, April 17, 1870, was wounded by the accidental discharge of his carbine, killing him instantly. For complete details: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/surggen.html

Patterson, Lucille W.
Lucille W. Patterson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 2010 - Lucille W. Patterson, 91, departed this life to be with her Lord and Savior on June 9, 2010. Lucille graduated from Rye High School and Southwestern Bible College and she retired from Mountain Bell Telephone Company after many years of service. She loved music, especially the old hymns. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Julia Gresh, and her beloved son, LeRoy. Lucille is survived by many friends and her loving family at Christian Evangel Church. We will greatly miss her bright smile and warm hugs. Special thanks to the staff at Sharmar Village Care Center for their loving care of Lucille. Visitation will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Davis Mortuary. Graveside funeral service will be held, 10 a.m. Monday, June 14, 2010, in the Mountain View Cemetery. Please use the Acero Avenue entrance.

Patterson, Norm
Norm Patterson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2007 - Norm Patterson, 73, was born Jan. 26, 1933, and passed away Jan. 24, 2007. He was preceded in death by his father, Homer; and mother, Helen; grandson, Matthew Eaks; sister, Ila Youtsey; and son-in-law, Ray Sturtevant. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Patterson; children, Peggy (Bill) Eaks of Pueblo West, Cindy (Rick) Leach of Pueblo, Tamey (George Mraovich) Patterson of Pueblo; grandchildren, Ashley (G.B.) McHenry, Clinton (Susie) Eaks, KaCie (John) Cesar, Todd (Kelsi) Leach, Mandi (Joe) Cesar, Lacie Sturtevant, Chad Sturtevant and Courtney Leach; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Jim (Nancy) Patterson of Colorado City; numerous nieces and nephews. Norm was retired from the Pueblo Rural Fire Department, and the owner of Norm Patterson' s Ornamental Concrete. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Norm' s memory to Dream Weavers or Animal Welfare and Protection in care of the funeral home office.

Patterson, Norman Fuller
Norman Fuller Patterson - Pueblo Indicator - August 9, 1913 - Murder and Suicide - Frank Dohlman, an ex-policeman, shot and killed Constable N. F. Patterson in the Mint saloon at 186 North Union avenue Wednesday last at 5 o' clock p.m., and then seeming to realize the enormity of his crime he shot himself twice in the head and died within two hours. Patterson was shot through the heart and was killed instantly. The trouble is said to have been caused by Patterson serving an ouster notice on Dohlman to vacate the house in which he was living, although at the time Dohlman did not seriously object. He brooded over the affair and went to drinking. As a result he became a murderer and killed his victim in a treacherous and cowardly manner. The deed was a parallel to Policeman Lysander L. Johnson' s act who shot and killed Maud Murray in a restaurant in the same locality last spring and then blew his own head off. Johnson was said to have been somewhat off balance and Dohlman was mentally weak from over-indulgence in liquor.

Patterson, Robert A.
Robert A. ' Pat'  Patterson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 2010 - Robert A. ' Pat'  Patterson, 93, passed away on Oct. 14, 2010, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Nov. 3, 1916, in St. Joseph, Mo. Pat proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and saw action in the Okinawa Conflict. He was a lifetime member of the Elk' s Lodge in the Gunnison and Pueblo, Colo. chapters. Pat was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Genevieve Patterson; and infant son, Lawrence Scott Patterson; also preceded in death by Faye Patterson, his beloved wife of 36 years, who passed on Sept. 10, 2007. Pat is survived by his seven children, Peggie (Hugh) Wood, Dallas, Texas, Bobbi Ryan (Phil) Heacock, Colorado Springs, Colo., Patti (Bill) Cunningham, Pioneer, Calif., Carol (Rich) Dressel, Colorado Springs, Colo., Kathie (Bob) Lloyd, Pueblo, Colo., Rob (Julie) Patterson, Durango, Colo., Michael (Terry), Denver, Colo.; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Service will be held, 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Roselawn immediately following the service. The family wishes to extend special thanks to Dr. Phillip Woods and the staff at Pueblo Extended Care for their loving care of our dad.

Patterson, Robert Lee
Robert Lee Patterson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2013 - Robert Lee Patterson was born April 29, 1919, to Dr. Robert F. Patterson and Myrtle F. Patterson at the family home in Baca County, Colo. Robert passed away at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Pueblo, Colo., on Jan. 20, 2013. Robert is survived by his wife of 58 years, Delia Patterson; his sons, Gary J. (Judy) Reynolds, Pueblo West, Colo., Kelly K. (Deb) Reynolds, Lone Pine, Colo.; daughter, Darla Cheryl Reynolds of New Castle, Colo.; and daughter-in-law, Carol Reynolds of Windsor, Colo.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Ronald D. Reynolds in 2002. Robert retired from the Pueblo Army Depot in 1975. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1938 at Fort Riley, Kan., where he was in the Horse Artillery. During World War II, he served in the South Pacific as a radioman with the Army Air Corps and was the recipient of the Purple Heart. Memorial service and inurnment for family and friends will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at the Pueblo West Ecumenical Church. Donations may be made to the charity of choice. Online condolences at www.georgemccarthyfuneralhome.com. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Patterson, Samuel J.
Samuel J. Patterson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 1894 - The funeral of Samuel J. Patterson will take place at 2 o'clock this afternoon from his late residence, 825 West Fourteenth street, under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity. Rev. Warner will conduct the services at the house.

Patti, Angelo
Angelo Patti - Pueblo Chieftain - January 28, 2009 - Angelo Patti, 90, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, with his family by his side. Survived by his wife of 63 years, Elsie; daughter, Barbara Droessler; sister, Rose Ford; daughter-in-law, Judy Patti; granddaughter, Amy (Brian) Turner; grandsons, Anthony (Shannon) Patti, Aaron Patti, Chris (Edie) Patti, J.J. (Melissa) Patti and Michael (Heather) Droessler; great-grandchildren, Joey and Morgan Patti, Lauren, Vinny, Gino, Sonny and Ella Patti, Kennedy and J.J. Patti, J.C. and Jackson Turner, Michael and William Droessler; numerous nieces and nephews, and extended family. Preceded in death by his son, Jim Patti; parents, Joseph and Phillipa Patti; brothers, Sam, Lawrence, Charles, Tony and John; and sisters, Mary Clementi and Pat Fellion. Angelo was born to Joe and Phillipa (Cucharo) Patti on Oct. 20, 1918, in Plaquemine, La. He was raised in Pueblo and graduated from Centennial High School in 1936, the same year he co-founded Patti's Restaurant, which he owned and operated until the Lord required him. Angelo defended our country in WWII "the big one" with the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945. He was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese in Pueblo. Angelo enjoyed spending time with his family, hosting Super Bowl parties, talking about the stock market, attending football games, fishing, telling jokes, and most of all enjoying coffee and breakfast with his friends and family every morning for over 70 years at Patti's Restaurant. Angelo will be dearly missed for his jokes, poems, stories of selling newspapers with his brothers, whistling old tunes, singing in English and Italian, and playing the accordion, piano, organ, sharing tales of life at "Goat Hill University," and setting us all straight from time to time. Pueblo has lost a true historian, who cared deeply about Pueblo and its residents. Angelo, without a written note, could recall amazing details regarding This World, This Country, This State and especially This City! Viewing, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the family present from 1 to 3 p.m. Rosary, 6 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, with the Rev. Father Liam Courtney as celebrant. Both services at Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Right to Life, through the funeral home.

Patti, James Joseph II
James Joseph ' JJ'  Patti II - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 2011 - James Joseph ' JJ'  Patti II passed away unexpectedly July 16, 2011. He was born Feb. 13, 1977, to James J. Patti Sr. and Judy Patti in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his father, James J. Patti Sr.; grandfather, Angelo Patti; grandparents, Viola and James L. Latchaw; grandmother- in-law, Bettye Payne; grandfather-in-law, Jerardo B. Reyes; and nephew, Mason Reyes. Survived by the love of his life, his wife, Melissa; his beloved children, Kennedy and ' JJ'  III; his mother, Judy Patti; grandmother, Elsie Patti; siblings, Anthony (Shannon), Aaron (Kristin), Chris (Edie), Amy (Brian) Turner, Jeff (Megan) Reyes and Aaron Reyes; mother and father-in law, Teresa and Rick Reyes; grandmother, Nellie; nephews and nieces, Terra, Joey, Lauren, Morgan, Vinny, Gino, Sonny, Ella, JC, Jackson, Gracen and Carter; aunt, Bobbie Droessler; cousins, Michael (Heather), Michael Jr. and William Droessler; along with numerous other cousins, nephews and nieces, aunts and uncles. JJ was a 1995 graduate of Pueblo County High School, and earned a bachelor' s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, after which he was employed by Andersen Consulting. At the time of his passing, he was Senior Director of Strategic Planning for Newmont Mining, a company he was proud to be a part of. This employment allowed JJ to follow his passion of travel. Along with a two-year stay with his family in Peru, his service for his company took him to six continents of the world. JJ was a CU Buff football season ticket holder; he loved cheering for the Buffs and was proud to be an alumni. He was proud of all the Colorado teams and supported the Rockies, the Broncos and the Avalanche. He enjoyed playing golf whenever he could and his favorite place to play was Blackstone Country Club, of which he was a member, and in Pueblo at the Italian Open. The Super Bowl and the parties that came along with them were another of his favorites; therefore, he hosted the Jim Patti Memorial Super Bowl Party that was second to none. His parties were known around the city for the food, the prizes, the class and JJ' s favorite, the big dice tables. He also attended the parties hosted by the Sons of Italy, of which he was a member. JJ' s true passion and love above all else was family. He enjoyed taking vacations with his family and spending every second available with his wife of 11 years, and spoiling, praising, teaching and caring for his sweet daughter, Kenners, and his best bud, JJ. There will be no viewing. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2011, in the Pueblo County High School gymnasium. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to JJ Patti Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home, to be distributed to his favorite charities.

Patti, Savannah Raye
Savannah Raye Patti - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 2009 - Savannah Raye Patti, born Nov. 29, 1995, passed away July 14, 2009. Survived by loving parents, Raymond and Penny Patti; grandparents, Jim (Rose) Culver, Charles Reiter; aunts and uncles, Lenard (Jackie) Culver, Delbert Culver; and with a special love for her Aunt Linda and Uncle Ron Speedy, Great-Aunt Margie, and great-aunts and uncles, Della and Tom Bell, Billy and Winnie Kreider and great-uncle, Warren Kreider; and numerous cousins. Preceded in death by grandparents, Lawrence and Frances Patti, Edith (Culver) Hrabe; and cousin, James Patti. Savannah attended Freed Middle School, where she was a cheerleader, member of student council and a great student and referred to as the peacemaker. She was a certified scuba diver, great swimmer, and enjoyed snow skiing, going to movies and roller skating. She had many, many friends who loved her. Her beautiful smile and infectious laugh will be missed by all. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both services at St. Pius X Church. All children are asked to wear bright colors. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. Pius X Church. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Pattison, Willard E.
Willard E. Pattison - Pueblo Indicator - March 8, 1930 - Desperate Gunmen Slay Citizen - Willard E. Pattison, 38, Kidnapped by Bandits and Slain at the End of a ' Ride'  in An Automobile - Once again has the fair name of this city been disgraced by a foul murder, Willard E. Pattison, car inspector for the D. & R. G. Railroad being the victim. It was a dastardly bit of business and might have been done either for revenge or for hire, or both. Pattison had gone to his work along with G. T. McLain and had reached the company tool house south of Minnequa Junction when they were approached by two gangsters who appeared from around the corner of the building. Pattison was forced into an auto and McLain was bound and laid on the ground, his hat being pulled over his face. The car sped away and the next heard of the victim he was found lying dead at the bottom of an arroyo, some 9 miles south of the city with six bullet holes in his chest. The death car had taken the Santa Fe trail out to Roselawn cemetery and then turned south. The body of the victim was found after a long search by the offices of Chief of Police Grady and Sheriff Sam Curran. A rope was still tied to one of his arms. Rumors got out that it was the work of imported gunmen from Chicago, but that is unlikely as there are plenty of killers here in Pueblo to do such a desperate job. Pattison had rendered assistance to prohibition enforcement officers for some time and according to conjecture he was a marked man in gangland.

Patton, David
David Patton - Rocky Mountain News - November 24, 1882 - David Patton, the citizen of Beulah, Pueblo county, who was dragged three miles by his runaway team a few days ago, died from the effects of his injuries on Monday.

Patton, Pamela G.
Pam G. Patton - Pueblo Chieftain - April 4, 2013 - Pam G. Patton, 53, passed away April 2, 2013. She was preceded in death by her father, Gene Patton; grandparents, John and Melina Domenico; nephew, Nick Patton. Pam is survived by her daughter, Jenna Patton; mother, Pauline Patton; brother, Gary (Debbie) Patton; nephews, Gene (Amy) Patton, Kyle Patton; great-niece, Brooklyn Patton; great-nephew, Geno Patton; as well as numerous loving family and friends. Pam worked at King Soopers, retiring after 17 years. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Special thank you to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and its staff for their care of Pam. Donations may be made to hospice in Pam' s memory through the funeral home office. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Patton, Robert
Robert ' The General'  Patton - Pueblo Chieftain - October 7, 2012 - Robert ' The General'  Patton. Born Dec. 20, 1972, passed away Oct. 3, 2012. Robert has been joyously reunited with his mother, Peggy Patton; as well as grandparents, Robert and Leona Dennis and Richard Patton. He is survived by and will be missed by his paternal grandmother, Mary Patton; father, Richard (Sharon) Patton; siblings, Richard (Lori) Patton Jr., Deanna (Kevin) Cozzolino, Rhonda (Maria) Sandoval, Shari Yalotz and Jay (Brooke) Yalotz. Robert had numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews that he loved dearly as well as special friends, Joe and Lena. He made many friends playing in pool and dart leagues, flag football leagues and Texas Hold ' Em tournaments or when singing karaoke in his ' Garth Brooks voice.'  Robert was actively involved in soap box derby and Eagles Aerie 145. He was a graduate of Pueblo County High School. We will miss our gentle giant. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Patty, Roy
Roy Patty - Pueblo Indicator - July 17, 1915 - County Correspondence - Graneros Cinders - Mr. and Mrs. Saban Patty, Mrs. Patty and Rex and Valeta Patty left for Benedict, Kans., last Tuesday. They received news of the death of Mrs. Patty' s son Roy. He was near a boiler that exploded, which injured him fatally. Roy has a homestead in this vicinity.

Patzkowski, Wanda
Wanda (Forsyth Mendenhall) Patzkowski - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2013 - Wanda (Forsyth Mendenhall) Patzkowski, 83, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Jan. 16, 2013. She was born in Las Animas, Colo., on Aug. 17, 1929, and was raised by her grandparents when her mother and twin died at her birth. She attended Friends Bible College in Haviland, Kan. She married Maurice (Pat) Patzkowski on June 8, 1952. He preceded her in death. Wanda is survived by their children, Jan (Wayne) Koester of Colorado Springs, Milt (Mary Lou) of Lake Oswego, Ore., and Ronda (Biff) Gettel of Pueblo; grandchildren, Berkley, Kristopher, Kurt, Tyler, Sydney and Tanner. Wanda was a homemaker and later worked for Pueblo County Social Services until her retirement in 1994. Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Fellowship of the Rockies, 3892 W. Northern Ave. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice House.

Pauchick, Pauline Ann
Pauline Ann Pauchick - Pueblo Chieftain - February 3, 2011 - Pauline Ann Pauchick, 94, passed away January 31, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Starginar and Pauline Starginar Skufca; husband, John T. ' Butch'  Pauchick; brother, John Starginar, Jr.; sisters, Elsie Thornton, Anne Hren, Lillian Lukanic; nephew, Gary Hren; cousin, Frank Starginar. She is survived by her daughters, Norma (Al) Becco and Patricia (Robert) McCarthy; grandchildren, Michael Orazem, Kathleen McCarthy and Brian McCarthy; step-grandchildren, Donna Nystrom Becco, Sharon (Scott) Marino, Brenda (Tom) Nelson; several step-great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sister, Hedwig Krall; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews; cousin, Geraldine Martino. Pauline worked for the City Streets Division for 25 years. She was also a volunteer at St. Mary-Corwin for 25 years. She belonged to the KSKJ Lodge No. 104, Slovenian Women' s Union, Eagles No. 145, Retired Eagles, Retirees of PERA, a volunteer at St. Mary Church, and Jac-X-Pres Democrat Club. Viewing will be 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m., Friday, February 4, 2011, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the KSKJ Scholarship Fund or St. Mary Church Building Fund through the funeral home office. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Paugh, Darol
Darol Paugh - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 2009 - Darol Paugh, 80, of Canon City, passed away Aug. 15, 2009. He was born April 5, 1929, in Hugo, Colo., to Peter and Mary (Jones) Paugh, who preceded him in death, as did three sisters and three brothers. He is survived by one sister and three brothers. Mr. Paugh also is survived by his wife, Juliet; son, Neal Paugh; daughter, Donna (Don) Skube; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. His wish was cremation with a private inurnment at a later date. Darol will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.

Paul, Cloretta
Cloretta "Irene" Paul - Pueblo Chieftain - August 1, 2012 - Cloretta "Irene" Paul, 70, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 26, 2012. Irene is survived by her loving husband, Jerry; daughter, Julie (Kenny) Bowman; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. She worked at the Colorado State Hospital as a psychiatric technician for 15 years. Irene was a caring and loving person and will be dearly missed. Visitation, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Roselawn Funeral Home, with graveside service to follow at 3 p.m., Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at 1719 E. 15th St., Pueblo, CO, 81001, following the service.

Pauletich, Robert J.
Robert J. Pauletich - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 2009 - Robert J. Pauletich, 78, of Pueblo, went to his heavenly father after losing his battle with cancer. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Christine Pauletich; brother, Frank Jr.; son, Ross Edward; and son-in-law, Gayle Allen Grove. Survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Mary Emma; sons, John (Debbie), Mark (Judy) and Dave (Sandra Rice); daughters, JoAnn Grove, Audrey Pauletich, Christine Pauletich and Cynthia (John) Brandt; grandchildren, Mandy (Lee Mora) and Leanna Grove, Holly and Nicholas Pryor, Breanne (Travis) Barger, Penny Pauletich, Brittany and Melanie Pauletich; great-grandchildren, Kain Hice, Milo Mora, Courtney, Jace and Cole Barger; sisters-in-law, VeNell Pauletich, Bernice James, Glenda Gum; and brother-in-law, Earl Gum; numerous nieces and nephews; and special family friends, Patty Luetjen and Sue Turner. Bob was born and raised in Trinidad, Colo., where he graduated from Holy Trinity High in 1948. He married Mary Emma in 1950, served in the Air Force from 1951-1955. He was employed at CF&I Steel Mill from 1948 until he retired in 1983. Bob attended Holy Family Parish, where over the years he served on parish council and spearheaded the first parish festival. He also counseled young couples in marriage preparation classes and was a Eucharistic minister. His favorite contribution was serving as a religious education teacher for the sixth graders who as grown-ups still remember him as "Mr. Bob." He loved to dance with his wife, especially the waltz. Bob was a lifelong student and loved learning through his library of books on philosophy, psychology and world religions. He was a talented carpenter, locksmith, mechanic and sculptor. Bob was a wonderful, loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend. He meant the world to his family and he will be dearly missed. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel, with reception to follow. The family would like to give a special thank you to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

Pauli, Denzil Carland
Denzil Carland Pauli - Pueblo Chieftain - December 7, 2011 - Denzil Carland Pauli of Silver Spring, Md., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. Denzil was a scientist, physicist, outdoorsman and family man. As an early oceanographer, he led underseas habitat programs such as Sealab II and Tektite I. Beloved husband of Ruth J. Pauli; devoted father of Andrew D. (Joop) Pauli and James G. (Dana) Pauli; loved grandfather of Allison, Jennifer and Benjamin; treasured great-grandfather of Matthew, Zachary, Christina and Jessica; cherished brother of Mary Pauli Ebert and Jacquelyn Pauli Benson. Funeral service, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 at Grace Episcopal Church, 1607 Grace Church Road, Silver Spring, Md. Graveside service, Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at Norbeck Memorial Park, Batchellors Forest Road and Georgia Avenue, Olney, Md.

Pauli, Stanley Vincent
Stanley Vincent Pauli - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 2012 - Stanley Vincent Pauli, 61, departed this life on May 26, 2012. Service will be at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2012, Peacock Memorial Chapel in La Junta, Colo.

Paulovich, Thomas A.
Thomas A. Paulovich - Trinidad-Times Independent - September 23, 2011 - Retired miner, World War II veteran - Thomas A. Paulovich, of Aguilar, 88, passed away in Pueblo Sept. 19, 2011. He was born in Delagua July 29, 1923, to Anna (Oblock) and Frank Paulovich. A lifelong resident of Las Animas County, Tom worked in various area coal mines for 45 years until his retirement. He proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II. On Aug. 18, 1956, Tom was united in marriage to Katie Rose Dosen at St. Anthony' s Catholic Church in Aguilar. He was a life member of VFW, CFU Lodge #402. He was preceded in death by parents, Anna and Frank Paulovich; wife Katie Rose Paulovich; sisters Mary (Verle) Goodrich, Margaret (Joe) Manino, Rose Ann (Lamar) Hajek; brothers Donald Paulovich, Ed (Katie) Paulovich, Frank Paulovich; in-laws Milka and Martin Dosen; brothers-in-law, Pete (Alma) Dosen, Joe (Mildred) Dosen, Joe Dosen; sister-in-law Barbara Dosen; nephew Jim Dosen; and niece Marlene Ricatone. Survivors are sister-in-law Ann Dosen; brother-in-law Nick Dosen, numerous nieces and nephews including Barbara and Martin Dosen, other relatives and special friend Kholee Avila who put a smile on Tom' s face for the past year. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-7 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, with Rosary at 9:30 a.m. at St. Anthony' s Catholic Church in Aguilar followed by the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Entombment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by the United States Naval Honor Guard. Active pallbearers are Robbie Dosen, Michael Dosen, John Dosen, and Martin Dosen. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Paulsen, Charlotte
Charlotte ' Sherri'  Paulsen - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 2011 - Charlotte ' Sherri'  Paulsen, 62, passed away Sept. 7, 2011, in Florence, Ariz. She was born Aug. 11, 1949, to Bernard Lewis and Barbara Lewis Flannigan in Pueblo. She is survived by husband, Roy Paulsen; children, Troy (Michelle) Buckholz, Cassie (Robert) DeArman, Melanie (Ken) Hughes, Melissa (Alfonso) Molina; grandchildren, Travis, Bobby, Dalton, Garrett, Brianna, Chantel, Gerald, Kevin, Kira; brother, Rick Lewis; sisters, Tammi Gerlock, Brenda Smith. Preceded in death by mother, Barbara; brother, Pinky Lewis. Sherri loved her three dogs and playing Farmville. Services were held on Sept. 10, 2011, in Florence, Ariz.

Paulsen, Theodore
Theodore Paulsen - Rocky Mountain News - June 29, 1885 - Death in the Water - A Young Man and His Young Lady Companion Drowned at Pueblo While Out Boating - Drowned in the Arkansas - Pueblo, June 28 - About 1 o' clock today Theodore Paulsen and Lizzie Mulready were drowned in the Arkansas river by the upsetting of a boat. The young man had been paddling about in a slough just below Santa Fe park, and then took the girl in the boat with him. So long as they remained in the still water they were all right, but when Paulsen rowed out into the main channel the boat overturned, and after rising and sinking two or three times both disappeared. The river is still pretty high, and all efforts to recover the bodies have thus far proved unsuccessful. Paulsen was a German and Miss Mulready was the daughter of Thomas Mulready, an old citizen of Pueblo. Both were employed at Crane' s renovating shop.

Pavlica, Dan
Dan "Stan" Pavlica - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 2010 - Dan "Stan" Pavlica, 86, of Pueblo, passed away March 24, 2010. Born Aug. 12, 1923, in Pueblo. He was preceded in death by his parents, Amelia and John Pavlica; sisters, Sophie (Peter) Ross, Mary (Walter) Hewell, Helen Pavlica and Angelina Pavlica; brothers, Pete (Sophie) Pavlica and Mike Pavlica. He is survived by special nephews, John ( Donna) Pavlica and Daniel A. Pavlica; great-nephew, Danny Ray Pavlica; sister-in-law, Lucille Pavlica. Stan also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends. He retired from CF&I in the rail mill. He loved to fish and travel through the mountains. Stan' s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Station 3 at Life Care Center for their care. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in his name to St. Michaels Orthodox Christian Church. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service. 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Michaels Orthodox Christian Church, 801 Summit Ave. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Pavlick, Agnes A.
Agnes A. Pavlick - Huerfano World Journal - May 17, 2012 - Agnes A. Pavlick was born April 27, 1912 in Segozano, Italy. She came to America when she was eight months old and was raised near the Spanish Peaks in Walsenburg. She is preceded in death by her parents, Angelo and Charlotte Benedetti; her husband, George and son Ronald and sister Katherine Antonelli. She is survived by sister-in-law Marie Pavlick; niece Lucille (Charles) Marcovecchio; nephew Gary (Gloria) Antonelli and other nieces and nephews. She passed away May 5, 2012 at Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Pueblo, Colorado. There will be a luncheon at 11:30 am at the Eagles Hall in Walsenburg on May 10, 2012, followed by funeral services at 1 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. Internment will follow the funeral services and will be at North St. Mary Cemetery in Walsenburg, Colorado. Agnes was loved by all her family and friends and was a blessing to everyone. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1107 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005, or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 2201 Civic Circle, Suite 514, Amarillo, TX 79109.

Pavlick, Helen M.
Helen M. Pavlick - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 2011 - Helen M. Pavlick, 92, passed away with Alzheimer' s Disease July 5, 2011, in Sunnyvale, Calif. Helen was a 50 year resident of Pueblo, where she worked at Safeway for 40 years. As a member of St. Therese Church, she was involved in many clubs. She was also a member of the Pueblo Art Guild. Predeceased by husband of 52 years, Paul. Survived by daughter, Judith; sisters, Ethel Ritzus and Evelyn DiPaola; numerous nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law. Funeral service, 10 a.m., Monday, Imperial Funeral Home. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.

Payne, Charles D.
Charles D. Payne - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2010 - Charles D. Payne passed away Nov. 7, 2010, in Pueblo. He was born June 14, 1954, in Pueblo, and was a lifelong resident. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Payne of the family home; his stepson, Eric H. Kern of Utah; brother, Edward (Carol) Payne of Canon City; brother-in-law, Larry Jones of Pueblo; and sisters-in-law, Sally Sedgwick of Utah, and Donna (Sonny) Otero of Denver. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, in the LDS Stake Center, 4720 Surfwood Lane. Cremation will follow.

Payne, Dale J.
Dale J. Payne - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2011 - Dale J. Payne, 61, of Pueblo, formerly of San Luis, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 20, 2011. Rosary, 11 a.m. Friday, followed by funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. at Sangre de Cristo Parish in San Luis. Interment, Sangre de Cristo Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Circle of Friendship Hall following interment.

Payne, James Joseph
James Joseph Payne - Trinidad Times Independent - June 30, 2012 - James Joseph Payne, 28, died Sunday, June 17, 2012, in Minot, N.D., as a result of a motorcycle accident. James was born Dec. 10, 1983, in Mobile, Ala., to Deborah and Kevin Treat. He graduated from Trinidad High School in 2002. During his high school days, he participated in various activities and was a skilled football player. He was named an all-state and all-conference player. James was an avid outdoor adventurer and enjoyed spending time in the mountains and with his friends and family, especially his son, Dareyan, who he loved and adored more than anything. He was a veteran oil worker was dedicated to anything he set his mind to. He lived life to its fullest each day and will be greatly missed by those familiar with his captivating personality. James is survived by his family in Trinidad: his son, Dareyan James Payne; his stepdaughter, Tamara Samora; his parents, Deborah and Kevin Treat; and his brother, Terry (Jamie) Payne. He is also survived by his sisters, Shirley Wilhelm and Renee Lampley, of Pensacola, Fla.; his nieces and nephews: Lance, Ashley, Daniel, Denver, Cody, Kari Ann and Hunter; and numerous friends and other relatives. A funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2012, at First Christian Church with Pastor Cary Nelson officiating. Private inurnment will follow at a later date. Friends are invited to gather with James' s family immediately following the service at First Christian Church Hall. Those who wish may make contributions in care of the home directing the arrangements: Comi Funeral Home, PO Box 122, Trinidad, CO 81082.

Payne, Lawrence
Lawrence "Larry" Payne - Pueblo Chieftain - February 6, 2011 - Lawrence "Larry" Payne, 60, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 3, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Quentin and Eva Payne; in-laws, Connie and Miguel Torres; and daughter, Velina Payne. Larry is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Mickey Payne; children, Quentin (Leslyn) Payne, Angel (Jason Tompkins) Payne and Lorey Payne; grandchildren, Davon, Ariel, Larissa, Savanah, Alyssa, Mashayla, Kyla, Kaitlyn, Destiny and Tennessi; siblings, Roderick (Dolores) Payne, Loretta (Gary Ridgway) Baca; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Special thanks to my two special angels, Dr. Loretta Baca and Josephine McClure for all of their care given to Larry. Larry is going to be missed by all who knew him. He was an incredibly awesome father, grandfather and husband. He adored his grandchildren and in return they loved him unconditionally. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Full Gospel Christian Assembly. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Payne, Phyllis L.
Phyllis L. Payne - Pueblo Chieftain - June 7, 2012 - Phyllis L. Payne, 89, passed away June 5, 2012. She is survived by her son, Dr. Wayne (Susie) Payne; grandchildren Scott Moore, Larry (Jamie) Moore, Shannon Gonzales, Sean Payne, Dr. Brandon (Kelly) Payne and Christi Payne. She also is survived by numerous great-grandchildren, great- great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family and friends. Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Oval ' Jim'  Payne; daughter, Barbara Pennell; and her brother, Don Paulin. She was a faithful member of Pueblo West Church of Christ, loved God and her family. At her request, cremation with no viewing. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Pueblo West Church of Christ, 1099 S. McCulloch Boulevard West. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to Afri Missions in care of Pueblo West Church of Christ.

Paynter, Betty Joe
Betty Joe Paynter - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2008 - (November 22, 1930 - May 20, 2008) Betty Joe Gilmer Paynter passed away May 20, 2008 in Pueblo, Colorado. Mrs. Paynter was born on November 22, 1930 in Harlam, Kentucky to Norton B. Gilmer and Nancy Brown Gilmer. She was a graduate of Winchester High School and received a BA in English, Speech and Dramatic Arts from the University of Kentucky in 1952. She was a homemaker and Teacher' s Assistant at the Speech & Language Development School for handicap children in California. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Clayton. Her survivors include her five children, Mitchell (Risa) Paynter, of Alabama, Steve (Char) Paynter, of Arizona, Cheryl (Bill) Nance, of California, Elizabeth (Don) Rawdon, of Pueblo and Donna (Roberto) Gonzales, of California. She is also survived by twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. In loving remembrance, she was a very devoted wife and mother who has given her family a lifetime of cherished memories.

Paynter, Clayton Wills
Clayton Wills Paynter - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 2008 - (June 1, 1931 - May 7, 2008) Clayton Wills Paynter passed away May 7, 2008 in Pueblo, Colorado. Mr. Paynter was born on June 1, 1931 in Clark County, Kentucky to Clarence Prestidge Paynter and Minerva Louann Haggard Paynter. He was a graduate of Winchester High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kentucky in 1958. He served in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged on Dec 17, 1954. He worked within the Aerospace industry with McDonnell/Douglas/Boeing for thirty two years and NASA for six years. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Clarence Prestidge Paynter, Jr. His survivors include his wife of fifty-five years, Betty G. Paynter, of Pueblo, their five children: Mitchell (Risa) Paynter, of Alabama, Steve (Char) Paynter, of Arizona, Cheryl (Bill) Nance, of California, Elizabeth (Don) Rawdon, of Pueblo and Donna (Roberto) Gonzales, of California, as well as 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. In loving remembrance, he was a very devoted husband and father who has given his family a lifetime of cherished memories.

Paz, Vicente en la Casa (Reverend)
Reverend Vicente Paz en la Casa - Pueblo Chieftain - February 9, 2012 - Reverend Vicente Paz en la Casa. Vincent Leo Jude Humfress was born on Feb. 3, 1941 in Wallsend, Northumberland, England. He studied at St. Cuthbert' s College, Ushaw, Durham, England from 1952 to 1966 and was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle on June 5, 1966 at St. Aidan' s, Willington Quay, Northumberland by Bishop James Cunningham. Father Humfress came to the Diocese of Pueblo on May 30, 1975. His first assignment was Associate Pastor at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Pueblo. He also served as Associate Pastor at St. Francis Xavier, Pueblo (1977-1980). Incardinated in the Diocese of Pueblo on April 15, 1980 and naturalized as a citizen of the United States in Nov., of that same year, Father Humfress changed his name upon his naturalization to Vicente Paz en la Casa. Father Vicente received his Doctor of Ministry degree on May 31, 1985. His other pastoral assignments were: Associate Pastor of St. Columba Parish, Durango (81-83); Pastor of St. Michael Parish, Delta (83-87); Pastor of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Pueblo, and Our Lady of Lourdes Mission, Beulah (87-92); Pastor of the Shrine of St. Therese, Pueblo (92-02); Pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Grand Junction; and St. Ann Mission, Palisade (03-05). At the time of his death he was assigned as Pastor of St. Benedict Parish, Florence, and Our Lady of the Assumption, Westcliffe. Father Vicente' s non-parochial assignments included: Ministerial Formation Board (80-82); Dean of the Grand Junction Deanery (85-87); Ad Hoc Committee to Study the Permanent Diaconate Ministry in the Diocese of Pueblo (85); Vice Chair of the Clergy Conference (89-91); Presbyteral Council and Diocesan Consultors (89-91); Chair of the Ad Hoc Stewardship Committee to Formulate and Recommend a Diocesan Stewardship Policy (91); Committee to Review the ' Diocese of Pueblo Salary Structure and Policy'  (93); Chaplain, Knights of Columbus Council 12720 (2000-2001). Father Vicente is survived by his sister, Leonie (Roger) Randall; niece Madeline; and nephews, James and Matthew. A Vigil Service will be celebrated simultaneously at both St. Benedict' s Parish, Florence and Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Westcliffe, at 7 p.m., Thursday evening. The funeral will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb., 2012, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Pueblo. Burial will be in San Juan Bauptista Cemetery, Florence. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mana House at 115 E. Main Street, Florence, CO 81226 or the Canon City Pregnancy Center at 508 Greenwood Ave., Canon City, CO 81212. Arrangements handled through Holt Family Funeral Home.

Peach, William
William Peach - Pueblo Indicator - July 17, 1933 - Word has been received here of the death of William Peach, 72, which occurred at Matlock, Derbyshire, England, June 9th. He left Pueblo for the European trip April 17. He came to this country in 1882 and was a well known and capable civil engineer. Mrs. W. D. Grisard and Mrs. C. V. Marmaduke, daughters, living in Pueblo, survive him.

Peacock, Margaret E.
Margaret E. "Eddie" Peacock - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2011 - Margaret E. "Eddie" Peacock, 81, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at her La Junta home surrounded by family. Eddie is survived by her husband of 62 years, Sam Peacock; six children; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at the First Church of the Nazarene, with Derik Hutchison officiating. Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Peacock Funeral Home in Lamar, and from 6 to 8 p.m. at Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home in La Junta.

Peacock, R. E.
R.E. ' Sam'  Peacock - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 2012 - R.E. ' Sam'  Peacock, 88, passed away on June 11, 2012, at his La Junta home with his family by his side. He was born on May 17, 1924, in Elkhart, Kan., to Ralph E. and Grace Irene (Mahaffey) Peacock Sr. He married Margaret ' Eddie'  Mintz on Sept. 25, 1949, in La Junta, Colo.; she preceded him in death on Nov. 15, 2011. Sam is survived by his children, Sam (Diana) Peacock of Helendale, Calif., Dan (Cindy) Peacock of Salida, Colo., Jeannie (George) Larsen of La Junta, Colo., Clay (Brenda Jeffryes) Peacock of Lamar, Colo., Curtis (Linda) Peacock of La Junta, Colo., and Susan (Kelley) Jones of Swink, Colo.; 20 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous friends. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, June 15, 2012, at the Peacock Family Chapel in Lamar, and also from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2012, at the Peacock Memorial Chapel in La Junta. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, at the First Church of the Nazarene, with Pastors Derek Hutchison and Ian Blacker officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in La Junta. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so, may make memorial contributions to the Arkansas Valley Hospice, P.O. Box 408, La Junta, CO 81050.

Pearce, Vivian
Vivian (Autobee) Pearce - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 2012 - Vivian (Autobee) Pearce, born July 31, 1922, in Avondale, Colo., departed this life Jan. 4, 2012. Vivian is survived by her husband of 53 years, Paul. She is further survived by her daughter, Geraldine Vialpando; and son, Joseph Pearce, both of San Diego, Calif. She is also survived by two sisters, Ruth Lamas (Alex) of Avondale, Colo., Evangeline Mitchell of Pueblo West, Colo., and brother-in-law, David Pearce (Gale) of San Diego; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Vivian worked in the electronics field for over 40 years in San Diego. She was active in her church as a member of St. Joseph Senior Citizens, and Legion of Mary. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 14, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Lakeside, CA 92040, following a rosary in her honor. Reception will immediately follow Mass in the church hall.

Pearcey, Willman Steve Sr.
Willman S. Pearcey - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2013 - Willman S. Pearcey, 52, of Las Animas, Colo., departed this life in Pueblo, Colo., on April 24, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Pearcey, Las Animas, Colo.; son, Willman (Candice) Pearcey Jr., Denver, Colo.; mother, LaVada Gee, Pompeys Pillar, Mont.; sisters, Virlena (Don) Hogue, Las Animas, Colo., Tanja (John) Brinker, Las Animas, Colo.; brother, Ray (Janet) Pearcey Jr., Craig, Colo.; along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Ray Pearcey. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that you consider donations to the Las Animas High School football team, Las Animas High School, 300 Grove Ave. Las Animas, CO 81054. A private inurnment will be held at a later date.

Pearl, Anne I.
Anne I. Pearl - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2010 - Anne I. Pearl, 69, passed away Nov. 16, 2010. Survived by her mother, Leona Zimmerman; children, Joan (Clayton) Briggs, Cynthia (Michael) Stiller, Steven Countway, Deborah Vedovelli, Kimberly (Gary) Lovings; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Pearl; father, Walter Zimmerman; stepdaughter, Dawn Pearl; and in-laws, William and Grace Pearl. Anne was born to Walter and Leona Zimmerman on Nov. 30, 1940, in Pueblo, Colo. She retired after 30 years from the Colorado State Hospital as an administrative assistant. Anne was a proud member of the Order of Eastern Star Pueblo Chapter No. 7 and was active in the BPO Elks No. 90. The family wishes to thank Dr. Ashakiran Sunku and the staff of Westwind Campus of Care for their thoughtful caregiving. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to National Elks Foundation or American Parkinson Disease Association through the funeral home.

Pearl, Raymond C.
Raymond C. Pearl - Pueblo Chieftain - December 5, 2009 - Raymond C. Pearl passed away Dec. 2, 2009, in Pueblo. Ray was born in Pueblo on June 30, 1940, to William and Grace Pearl and was a 1958 graduate of Central High School. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy. Ray was an active member of the BPOE No. 90 and served as Exalted Ruler in 1984-85, state president of the Elks in 1992-93, District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler in 1996-97 and had served as secretary of No. 90 as well. He also was a member of Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM, a Past Patron of Pueblo Chapter No. 7, Order of Eastern Star, Eagles Aerie No. 145 and American Legion Post No. 2 in Pueblo. Mr. Pearl was preceded in death by a daughter, Dawn, in 1983; and a grandson, Jackson Lovings. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Anne; children, Deborah Vedovelli, Kimberly (Gary) Lovings, both of Ohio, Joan (Clayton) Briggs of Canon City, Cynthia (Michael) Stiller of Lakewood and Steven (Lori) Countway of Centennial; siblings, Winona Potter, Billy Pearl, Willard (Donna) Pearl, Ruth (Bob) Masgai; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, BPO Elks Lodge, Fifth and Santa Fe. Donations in memory of Ray may be made to Laradon Hall, a charity of the Elks, either direct or through the mortuary.

Pearson, Catherine E.
Catherine E. Pearson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 16, 2010 - Catherine E. Pearson passed away May 6, 2010, in Pueblo. Catherine was born Sept. 8, 1920, in Pueblo, to Oren and Jenny Smith. She was a longtime member of Temple Baptist Church. Catherine was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard, in 1978; and seven sisters. Her survivors include her daughters, Patricia (Russell) Longgrear, Rita (Michael) Galli and Marcia Barger, all of Pueblo; sister, Virginia Otten; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Monday, May 17, 2010, in the Temple Baptist Church, 3030 Thatcher Ave. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Catherine may be made to the Southern Colorado Chapter of the Alzheimer' s Association, through the mortuary.

Pearson, Chelsie
Chelsie Pearson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2012 - Chelsie Pearson passed away on Nov. 21, 2012, at his home in Pueblo with family by his side. Chelsie was born Sept. 3, 1917, in Skiddy, Kan. Chelsie studied chemical engineering at CU in Boulder ' ” he left the campus to join the Marines during WWII. After the war, he was hired at CF&I Steel and worked his way up to works manager. Chelsie and his wife of 55 years have two sons, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A memorial service and reception will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at the Albany Event Center, 125 E. Seventh St.

Pearson, Donald L.
Donald L. Pearson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2011 - Donald L. Pearson passed away April 5, 2011, in Pueblo. Donald was born May 14, 1939, in Pueblo, to Mervin "Pete" and Alice Pearson and was a graduate of Central High School. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy. His survivors include siblings, Warren (Barbara) Pearson and LaVilla (John) Shriver, both of Pueblo, and Tim (Diana) Pearson of Idaho; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Private services will be held.

Pearson, Irene Helen
Irene Helen Pearson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 2012 - Irene Helen Pearson, 88, of Fowler, Colo., went to the Lord on March 28, 2012, in Pueblo, Colo. She was born Jan. 19, 1924, to John and Marie Tjarks in Glenvil, Neb. Irene married Bud Pearson on June 15, 1947. She taught for six years and then worked at the ammunition depot for three. After moving to Fowler with her family in 1965, she was a nurse's aide, retiring in 1989. Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert "Bud" Pearson; and daughter, Joan Coulter. She is survived by daughter, Sharon (Al) Tekavec; son, David (Kim) Pearson; son-in-law, John Coulter; grandchildren, Tara (Abe) Armendariz, Kimberly (Billy) Mihelich, Crystal (Brad) Hoffman, Jesse Pearson, Matthew Pearson, Holly (Brandon) Hearson, Jenna Coulter, Sam Pearson; and four great- grandchildren. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, April 2, Faith Baptist Church, 212 Second St. in Fowler. Donations may be given to the Alzheimer' s Association or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Pearson, Lawrence M.
Lawrence M. Pearson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 2013 - Lawrence M. Pearson, Delta resident, formerly of Pueblo, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at the Delta County Memorial Hospital in Delta, Colo. He was 85 years of age. Inurnment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo, Colo. Lawrence Mervin Pearson was born to Elmer Bruce and Madeline (Kamm) Pearson on Nov. 24, 1926, in Pueblo, Colo. Lawrence spent nearly his entire life in Pueblo. He graduated from Central High School in 1944. He furthered his education at the University of Denver, where he received his bachelor' s in finance in 1950. During World War II, Lawrence honorably served his country with the United States Navy. On June 13, 1949, Lawrence married the love of his life, Barbara Marie Clemens, in Pueblo, Colo. To this union, four children were born. Lawrence and Barbara celebrated over 56 years of marriage before Barbara' s passing on March 23, 2006. Lawrence, a retired banker, enjoyed playing tennis, officiating CASO USA swimming and spending time with his family. Lawrence is survived by three sons, Lawrence F. Pearson and wife, Monica of Fallbrook, Calif., Kenneth B. Pearson and wife, Elaine of Denver, Colo., and Brian J. Pearson and wife, Tiffiney of Grand Junction, Colo.; one daughter, Judy L. Davis and husband, John of Montrose, Colo.; and one sister, Margaret Stanifer. Lawrence is further survived by six grandchildren, Nicole, Ashley, Stephen, Piper, Kamden and Christopher. Lawrence was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Pearson; and three brothers, Art, Lyle and Chelsie Pearson. The family suggests memorial contributions be made in Lawrence' s memory to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416.

Pearson, Lucille
Lucille Pearson - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 3, 1999 - Suspect in Pueblo Strangling Was Out on Bail in Springs Killing - Pueblo - With the help of a friend, 19-year-old Tim Pearson killed his grandmother late last year and then burned her body in a remote area near Trinidad, officials said. Pueblo District Attorney Gus Sandstrom filed a written statement alleging the teenagers "treat(ed) the body and remains . . .in a way that would outrage normal family sensibilities," court records show. Pueblo resident Lucille Pearson, 84, was strangled with a rope at her home, authorities said in previously sealed court records. The killing took place around Dec. 15 and she was reported missing the next day. Two suspects - including her grandson Tim, who lived with her - face charges of first-degree murder, evidence tampering and abuse of a corpse. Tim Pearson and co-defendant Daniel McCutcheon, 18, of Pueblo, appeared before Pueblo District Judge Gerald Maroney on Monday. A preliminary hearing was set for April 22. Both were being held without bail in Pueblo County Jail. McCutcheon' s alleged involvement in the Pearson homicide came six months after he had been charged as an accessory in an unrelated Colorado Springs slaying. Eric Harris, 30, who befriended McCutcheon and several other teens, was found shot to death in his Briargate home. A Colorado Springs youth was charged in the shooting death; McCutcheon was charged as an accessory to murder. He was out of jail on $1,000 bail at the time of Lucille Pearson' s slaying.

Pearson, Martin
Martin ' Marty'  Pearson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2011 - Martin ' Marty'  Pearson, of Beulah, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 15, 2011. He was 63. He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Lou Pearson; and is survived by his father, John Pearson of Beulah; his children, Josh (Cassandra) Pearson of Castle Rock and Heather (Canton) Keyes of Aurora; his four grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Beulah Valley United Methodist Church .In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Beulah Valley United Methodist Church Women's Circle. Arrangements, Stork Family Mortuary, Lakewood.

Pearson, Maryella
Maryella Pearson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2010 - Maryella Pearson, 81, passed away Aug. 28, 2010. Survived by her children, Mary Kay (Steve) Witte of Pueblo, Ken (Vicki) Pearson of Carson City, Nev., Doug (Bonita) Pearson of Dillon, Colo.; brother, Francis Shake of Prescott, Ariz.; grandchildren, Evan Pearson, Axel Pearson, Tori Pearson, Garrett Roder, Kenny Witte and Ruby Hornback. Preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Pearson; son, Chuck Pearson. Maryella was born Sept. 25, 1928, in Albin, Wyo., lived in Estes Park, Colo., for over 50 years, and recently resided at the Pueblo Regent. Service, 2 p.m. today at Pueblo Regent, 100 San Carlos Road. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Pearson, Mike
Mike Pearson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2013 - Mike Pearson, 64, passed away at home Feb. 7, 2013, after a long battle with heart disease. He was born to Edward and Helen Pearson on July 16, 1948. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survived by his loving and devoted wife, Cass Pearson; children, Dr. Matthew (Ezequiel) Mejia, Chris (Barbara) Pearson, Shae (David) Kibby; grandchildren, Eryn and Hanna Kibby and Michael Pearson; siblings, Peggy (Larry) Green, Fred Pearson, Nancy (John) Valdez, Pam (Rick) Pearson, Julie Pearson, Darlene Garcia, Tim (Rita) Pearson; in-laws, Tony and Martha Mejia, Conrad Mejia, Patsy (Richard) Chinn; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Mike was a retired sales tax administrator for the City of Pueblo, former assistant Scout Master and Scout Master for BSA Troop 9, and sat on the Rocky Mountain Council Eagle Board of Review. He was a faithful Broncos fan and avid gardener. Mike loved Santa Fe, Indian art and culture, and visiting national parks. He loved to tease and make people laugh; he was a gentle soul with a quiet generosity and will be deeply missed. The family gives special thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Dr. Roger Mann, Dr. Eugene Wolfel and Leslie Myer, RN. Visitation, 1 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, Montgomery & Steward. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, Our Lady of the Meadows, 23 Starling Drive, with Monsignor Jim King as celebrant. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made through the funeral home to Our Lady of the Meadows Scholarship Fund, PALS Children' s Program in Alamosa or Los Pobres in Avondale.

Pearson, Rachel
Rachel Padilla Pearson - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - June 29, 2009 - Rachel (Padilla) Pearson, 80, of Trinidad, Co. passed away June 26, 2009, in Trinidad. She was born May 31, 1929, in Ramie, Colo. to Julian and Rufina Padilla. Rachel was preceded in death by her mother and father, brother Robert, first husband Mike Lopez, and sons Ralph, Larry and Arnold. Rachel worked as a waitress for over 40 years in the Trinidad and Denver metro areas. Rachel traveled to many locations in the United States, Mexico and Canada. She took great pride in the appearance of her home and yard, and enjoyed water skiing in her younger years. She is survived by former husband Bill Pearson of Eckert, sons Ron Lopez (Shari) of Jasper, Ind., Rich (Debbie) Padilla of Trinidad, sisters Susie Maes of Walsenburg, Theresa (Leroy) Lamorie of Denver, and grandchildren Brian and Audra Lopez, Brad and Bret Padilla, Alisa Lopez, and Omar Sjowall. She was a beloved stepmother to Bill Pearson' s daughters, Diana, Tina and Rhea. Visitation will be held on Tuesday June 30 from 2-6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A scriptural service will be held on Wednesday July 1 at 10 a.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with a burial service to follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Pearson, Robert Lee
Robert "Bob" Lee Pearson - Trinidad Times Independent - May 23, 2011 - Robert "Bob" Lee Pearson, 64, passed away at St. Mary Corwin Hospital on May 21, 2011. He was born in Haver, Mont., Jan. 22, 1947. Bob served in the United States Army. On Feb. 2, 1973, Bob was united in marriage to Irene V. Santistevan in Trinidad. Robert worked as Deputy Sheriff for the Las Animas County Sheriff Department for 21 years, 10 years as Undersheriff under Filbert Garcia. He then was employed as a Correctional Officer at the Huerfano County Correctional Facility. He loved fishing and hunting. He enjoyed Westerns on TV and reading his Zane Grey books. His greatest joy was playing with his grandchildren. Preceding him in death are parents, Lee G. and Hazel D. Pearson, granddaughters Sabrina Martinez and Susan (Susie) Martinez. Survivors are wife of 40 years Irene V. Pearson, sons Joseph E. (Letha) Martinez, James E. (Norma) Martinez, daughters Cynthia M. Rodriguez, Hazel D. Pearson, all of Trinidad, sisters, Carolyn St. Charles, Wash., Joyce Glenn, KS, Debra Pearson, Mo., Patricia Lardaga, Kan., Theresa Magdaleno, Kan., Glenna Matias, Kan., brother Glen Etter, Kan., 14 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and other relatives. Funeral Mass will be Friday, May 27, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by Ft. Carson Honor Guard. Active pallbearers are Joseph E. Martinez, James E. Martinez, Raymond Rienks III, Kyle Hurtado, Ben Velasquez Jr. and Tom Jones. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Pearson, Thelma Rozell
Thelma Rozell Pearson - Tyler Morning Telegraph - March 28, 2008 - Thelma Rozell Pearson, 83, Colorado City, Colo.; 2 p.m. at Malakoff Cemetery (Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, Athens). Visitation 7-8 p.m. Friday at funeral home.

Pearson, Warren V.
Warren V. Pearson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 7, 2012 - Warren V. Pearson, 82, passed away Feb. 3, 2012. Survived by his wife of 41 years, Barbara Pearson; sister, La Villa (John) Shriver; and brother, Elmer ' Tim'  (Diana) Pearson. Preceded in death by his parents, Mervin and Alice Pearson; and brother, Donald Pearson. Born on Feb. 5, 1929, in Pueblo. Warren served in the U.S. Navy. He retired from the Pueblo Depot Activity. While working at H&R Block, he was named outstanding employee of the year. He was a volunteer tutor in math and reading for BOCES. In later years he enjoyed listening to classical music with his wife. Warren will be remembered as a kind and loving person by all who knew him. As per his request, there will be no viewing or service.

Pearson-Maldonado, Jessica M.
Jessica M. Pearson-Maldonado - Trinidad-Times Independent - October 18, 2011 - Jessica M. Pearson-Maldonado, 24, of La Junta, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 4, 2011, near Timpas. She was born April 20, 1987, in Gunnison to Herb K. & Tina (Kreiner) Pearson. Jessica graduated from Trinidad High School in 2005. Jessica worked as a secretary and a clerk. She loved her family especially her children and will be greatly missed. Daniel Reymond Maldonado, 6, of La Junta, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 4, 2011, near Timpas. He was born Sept. 24, 2005, in Pueblo to Daniel Maldonado and Jessica Pearson. Daniel was a kindergartner at Eckhart Elementary in Trinidad. He loved to be outdoors and playing video games. Jessica is survived by her children, Joseph Rey, Hope Destiny-Marie, and Layla Reyal; parents Herb & Tina Pearson of La Junta; sisters Janna (Richi) Romero of Fowler and Joy Robles of La Junta; grandparents Gary and Jan Pearson of Silver Cliff and Chuck and Carolyn Kreiner of Arvada; great-grandmother Marie Kreiner of Otsego, Minn.; aunts Tracy (Kyle) Schiedeman, Charlotte Vallas, Vickie Butler, Valerie Pariseau and Dawn (Kyle) Bell; uncle Chuck (Linda) Kreiner; niece Faith, nephew Taven and 12 cousins survive. She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Art and Thelma Pearson, Clarence and Mary Kohl, Charles Kreiner, Charles and Minnie Hartung; grandmother, Janice Kreiner, and cousin Jessica Kreiner. A celebration of life service for Jessica and Daniel will be Saturday, Oct., 22, at 3 p.m. at the First Christian Church with Reverend Ron Skorick officiating. A memorial fund has been established for Jessica' s children at U.S. Bank. Contributions may be made direct or through Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home. Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home & Arkansas Valley Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Pearson-Martinez, Brody Markus
Brody Markus Pearson-Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2009 - Brody Markus Pearson-Martinez, son of Marisha Pearson and Joey Martinez, was born Aug. 10, 2009 and went to be with the Lord Aug. 20, 2009. Survived by grandparents, Mark and Laura Martinez and Kim and Greg Pearson; uncles, Corey (Anna), Dwayne (Brandy) and Steven (Nicole); great-grandparents, Joyce and Chuck Leisek, Jeri and Gary Pearson, Sandie and Marcello Soto and Lil Lucero. Visitation, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009; both at Imperial Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Peasley, Lavina
Lavina ' Jane'  Peasley - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 2013 - Lavina ' Jane'  Peasley, 77, born Oct. 14, 1935, passed away June 10, 2013. Survived by her children, Dean (Judy) Peasley, Holly (Larry) Gennetta, Jaime (Karen) Peasley, Zane Peasley, George (Jeanette) Peasley; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives. Jane loved horses, loved to quilt, making beautiful quilts for her family and friends. She also was a longtime member of New Day Church. Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2013, at New Day Church, 141 W. Adams.

Pechak, Anthony P.
Anthony "Tony" P. Pechak - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 2011 - Anthony "Tony" P. Pechak, age 86, formerly of Pueblo, found his peace with the Lord on Saturday, April 2, 2011. Mr. Pechak was a member of the U.S. Army and worked in the old CF&I steel mill. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Pechak; sons, Tony, Ed and Jake Pechak; parents, Anton and Mary Pechak; and brothers, Robert and John Pechak. He is survived by his daughter, Charlene Bokan, and her husband, Robert, of Knoxville, Tenn.; grandson, Matthew Bokan of Lakewood, Colo.; granddaughters, Ensign Melissa Bokan of San Diego, Calif., and Cagney Pechak of Pueblo; and nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2011, at St. Joseph Church in Blende with Father Bill Gleeson as celebrant. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service.

Pechek, Anna M.
Anna M. Pechek - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 2011 - Anna M. Pechek, 92, is now our angel in heaven as of Nov. 26, 2011. Anna was born to the union of Angela and John Stubler on Nov. 11, 1919, in Rockvale, Colo. She is the widow of Raymond L. ' Razza'  Pechek. Anna was preceded in death by her son, Robert ' Giz'  Pechek; grandson, Daniel J. ' D.J.'  Kochevar; siblings, Mary (John) Gurovich, Angela (Joe) Schaukowitch, Joe (MaryAnn) Stubler, John (Ann) Stubler and Nick (Rachel) Stubler; numerous sisters and brothers-in-law. She is survived by her children, Rae Anne (John) White, Susan (Dennis) McGraw, Raymond J. (Jo Lynn) Pechek, Peg (Pete Medina) Pechek; grandchildren, Matthew (Angela) Kochevar, Jenna Pechek, Raymond L. Pechek, Jerimiah (Heather) McGraw, Brian Pechek, Michael Pechek and Tyler Medina; in-laws, Mary ' Mitzi'  Drobnick, Robert ' Bobby'  (May) Pechek, Beverly Pechek and Mary Pechek. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and family also will miss her dearly. Anna was a loving mother and homemaker who loved spending time with her family. She worked at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital from the early 1980s until her retirement. She was a member of the St. Francis Altar Society, Order of Martha and the Croatian Fraternal Union. Anna was an avid bowler for many years. Her favorite pastime was watching the Colorado Rockies baseball team. She enjoyed numerous games in person as well as almost all of them on television. We all were so fortunate to have Grams as a mother, grandmother, and mother-in-law as she was unsurpassed at all these roles. She was the most giving and loving person who will always be in our hearts. Visitation, 5 to 7 p.m. today, Nov. 29, 2011, at George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at St. Francis Church, Pueblo, Colo. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Pechek, Beverly Ann
Beverly Ann Pechek - Pueblo Chieftain - November 4, 2012 - Beverly Ann Pechek, 86, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 1, 2012. Beverly was born on Feb. 23, 1926. She was married to Phillip ' Hank'  Pechek for 36 years. She was a devoted wife and mother. Beverly was preceded in death by her mother, Ann; and her husband, Hank. She is survived by her children, Maryann (Kirby) Klements, Tom (Peg) Pechek, Tim (Marian) Pechek and Phil (Victoria) Pechek; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at St. Mary Catholic Church, followed by interment at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, or St. Mary' s Prayer Garden, through the funeral home office. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Pechek, Robert
Robert ' Bobby'  Pechek - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 2012 - Robert ' Bobby'  Pechek, passed away Dec. 19, 2012. He is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Mary ' Mae' ; sons, David (Louise Burg) Pechek and Wayne (Lori) Pechek; grandchildren, Nikki (Troy Torreyson) Pechek, Jay (Meredith Ridge) Pechek, Sean Pechek, Dr. Ty (Lindsay) Pechek, Taneisha (Ryan) Schumann and Tony (Katie Hoge) Pechek; step-grandsons, Antonio Lazo and Ricardo (Viviana Vasquez Torres) Lazo; great-grandchildren, Mark, Ryan, Victoria Pechek, Cline and Colbie Schumann; sister, Mitzi Drobnick; many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. Born, Dec. 30, 1923, to Joseph and Anna (Mismash) Pechek. He was preceded in death by his parents; 13 siblings, Joe ' Jocko,'  Ludwig ' Zack,'  Fred ' Coogan,'  Ann Giarratano, twins, Harold and Harvey, Walter, Frank ' Inky,'  Elsie Chorak, Phillip ' Hank,'  Charles ' Chip,'  Raymond ' Razza'  and Daniel ' Guzz'  Pechek. Bobby enjoyed boxing, fishing, fast-pitch softball, was named All-American in 1950, played professional baseball for the St. Louis Browns organization, and in 1989 was inducted into the Pueblo Sports Hall of Fame. A Marine Corps veteran, he served in the Pacific Theater on Midway Island during World War II. He retired after 41 years at the CF&I steel mill. Special thanks to Dr. Stephen Viapando, Horizon Heights Alzheimer' s Care, the Sangre de Cristo Hospice House, especially Anthony Ayala. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at St. Mary Help of Christians Church, 307 E. Mesa Ave., with interment following at Roselawn Cemetery. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Pecoraro, Elsie I.
Elsie I. Pecoraro - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 2009 - Elsie I. Pecoraro, age 91, was born on Nov. 21, 1918, in Pueblo, Colo., to Jake and Josephine Plute and passed away Oct. 27, 2009. Elsie was married to Anthony (Tony) Pecoraro on April 26, 1941. Elsie was a devoted housewife, mother and volunteer caregiver. Elsie and Tony were avid bowlers and Broncos season ticket holders for over 30 years. Elsie was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. Mrs. Pecoraro is survived by her son, David A. (Jan) Pecoraro, Parker, Colo.; grandchildren, Nicholas (Amy) Pecoraro; great-grandchildren, Nick and Autumn Pecoraro, Indianapolis, Ind., and Anne-Marie (Pecoraro) Birdsall, Arvada, Colo. Elsie was preceded in death by her brothers, Joe (Lemo) Plute and Jake (Irene) Plute; as well as other relatives. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Pedersen, Gene LeRoy Sr.
Gene LeRoy Pedersen Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 8, 2009 - Gene LeRoy Pedersen Sr., 87, passed away Oct. 5, 2009. Survived by his wife of 65 years, Margaret Jones Pedersen; children, Linda (Ross) Beatty, Gene L. Pedersen Jr., Lars Pedersen II and Kathryn R. Pedersen, all of Pueblo; granddaughter, Stephanie M. Freer of Chapel Hills, N.C.; siblings, Lars (Bonnie) Pedersen, Victor (Lorraine) Pedersen of Superior, Neb. and Rex (Luz) Pedersen of Las Vegas, Nev.; sister, Alberta Bagley of Chico, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Yeatts and Sally Capps; brother-in-law, William (Phyllis) Jones of Lynchburg, Va.; 18 nieces; 18 nephews; many cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lars and Leta Pedersen of Hardy, Neb.; siblings, Lloyd and Max Pedersen, Marie Nelsen and Ruth Crispin. Gene was born May 17, 1922, in Hardy, Nebr. He served in the U.S. Navy Air Force in Miami, Fla., during WWII. He was a lifetime member of The American Legion. After the war, he and his wife moved to Lynchburg, Va. He worked for the Lynchburg Transit Company as a driver and supervisor for 11 years. They were charter members of the Timberlake Methodist Church. There in enjoyed many friends and relatives. His love for aircraft lead him to join the space program in its infancy at Martin Marietta in the Denver area. During his 23 years with the space program he worked on the first Titan, the Moon, Mars and Viking landings, the space station and the space shuttle. He never lost his enthusiasm for the space program. He was an avid golfer. He and his wife traveled all over the U.S. and the world. He enjoyed 32 years of retirement living in Phoenix, Las Vegas, Nev. and Pueblo while traveling and enjoying his large, close-knit family and friends all over the U.S. and world. There will be no viewing or service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Pueblo Animal Services through the funeral home.

Pedraza, Sandy Lee
Sandy Lee Pedraza - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2013 - Sandy Lee Pedraza, 46, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 1, 2013. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Pedrick, Zebulon
Zebulon Pedrick - Pueblo Indicator - December 19, 1925 - Four Old-Timers Pass Out With The Cold Spell - William R. Hamlin, 75, passed away at his home in this city Dec. 13, from an attack of heart trouble. After being in the cattle business for a number of years he moved to Pueblo in 1896 and was engaged in the grain and feed business until the flood of 1921. At the time of his death he was bailiff in District Judge Trimble' s court. George B. Hostetter, 63, died at a local hospital Dec. 14, after a lingering illness of several months. He was among the old-timers of Bessemer and for many years had a pool hall and tobacco store in various places. For many years he was a steel worker until he retired to go into business for himself. Percy Ely, 50, for many years a resident of this city, died at the Union Printers' Home at Colorado Springs, Dec. 13. He was a printer by trade, and for a number of years was on the Sunday Opinion. Zebulon Pedrick, who lived to the advanced age of 91 years, died at his home on Belmont avenue, December 17. He came to Colorado in 1881, and for 36 years lived in Pueblo. He served all through the Civil War with the Union army, much of the time being in Sheridan' s famous cavalry.

Peevy, Paul
Paul Peevy - Pueblo Chieftain - February 7, 2013 - Paul Peevy, 66, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 30, 2013. Memorial service, 3:30 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Pehl, Donald
Donald Pehl - Pueblo Chieftain - June 5, 2011 - Donald Pehl, 77, died June 2, 2011. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Pelc, Richard M.
Richard M. Pelc - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 2010 - Richard M. Pelc, 56, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 11, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Joann Pelc. Richard is survived by his daughters, Cathy and Jami Pelc; step-daughter, Joni Gribble; grandchildren, Desi and Alicia; brothers, Jon (Laurie) and Scott (Susan); niece, Serena and nephews, Sean and Steven. At Richard' s request cremation has taken place. Memorial service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Military honors by the Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Romero Funeral Home in Richard' s name.

Pele, Albert L.
Albert L. Pele - Pueblo Chieftain - August 1, 1973 - Services, St. Mary Church: rosary recitation 7 p. m. Wednesday and Mass of the Resurrection 9 a. m. Thursday. Interment, Roselawn.

Pelham, Sherry S.
Sherry S. Pelham - Trinidad Times Independent - May 18, 2012 - Sherry S. Pelham, 63, died unexpectedly Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Mt. San Rafael Hospital. Survivors include her son Scott Brown of Albuquerque, N.M., her daughters Kimberly Pelham and Jacki Curro of Trinidad and other relatives. A celebration of Sherry' s life will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Bella Luna Pizzeria, 121 W. Main St. Please be ready to share memories of Sherry with family and friends. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute to the nurses of the St. Mary Corwin Hospital Oncology Department in the Pelham family' s name. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Pelissier, William Joseph
William Joseph Pelissier - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2012 - William Joseph Pelissier, 58, Pueblo, September 8. Angelus.

Pell, Margaret
Margaret Pell - Trinidad Times Independent - January 23, 2013 - Margaret Pell passed away Jan. 6, 2013, after a valiant battle with lung cancer. She was born on July 27, 1932, in Detroit and graduated from Allen Park High School in 1951. She worked in a pharmaceutical company until 1957 when she met her husband to be, John Pell. John was a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force and in April 1957 they married and moved to Phoenix. From 1957 to 1970, she traveled the world with her beloved John and lived in places such as Okinawa, Fla., France, England, and South Carolina before moving to Trinidad in the summer of 1970. During those years, she visited Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and nearly every country in Western Europe. Margaret had initially hoped to retire in Phoenix, but the gunsmith curriculum at Trinidad State Junior College brought her here instead. She and John fell in love with Trinidad and decided to make it their permanent home. They made numerous friends in the community and she became a faithful member of the Holy Trinity Parish. Margaret loved retired Air Force life. After John became a renowned gunsmith, she would travel with him to several gun shows each year. They also attended numerous Air Force reunions and kept in close contact with their many Air Force friends. In 1969, while living in Sumter, S.C., Margaret decided she wanted to learn how to play golf. She immediately fell in love with the game and, for the rest of her years; golf was ever-present in her life. A member of the Trinidad Ladies Golf Club since moving to Trinidad, Margaret devoted much of her time to tournaments in the area and activities at the Trinidad Country Club. Those that knew her appreciated both her talent at the game and the contributions she made to the betterment of the Ladies Golf Club. In July 2000, Margaret lost her beloved John, a void she could never fill. She occupied her time with golf, daily walks and mass. Many would recognize her as she walked her two-mile circuit around town. Rounds of golf with her good friends Sharan Wood and Charlotte Givigliano and visits from her wonderful neighbor Nina Barela kept her spirits high. In the fall she would attend Air Force football games with her close friends, the Felizs. In the end, Margaret faced her illness with courage and strength. She hated to give up her golf and walking, but she knew that she would soon be joining her John and that gave her peace. Her ashes will be placed with his this summer on a secluded mountain in western Colorado. Margaret is survived by her only son, Eric, daughter-in-law Betty, and grandchildren Steven and Jamie.

Pena, Anthony
Anthony Pena - Pueblo Chieftain - November 3, 2010 - Anthony Pena, 59, beloved father, son and brother, passed away quietly at his residence in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Nov. 1, 2010, surrounded by his family and friends. He was born March 20, 1952, in Pueblo, Colo., to the union of Tony and Susie Medina. His father preceded him in death; also two brothers, Frank Valdez and Joe Valdez. He leaves to cherish his memory, his children, Paul (Olivia) Pena, Adam Pena, Jerry (Tamara) Pena and Denise Pena; siblings, David (Sandra) Medina, Manuel (Susie) Pena, Mary (Ed) Ortiz; five grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, Angelus Funeral Directors, 1104 S. Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, Colo. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, Angelus Chapel, 1102 E. Evans Ave. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Pena, John Manuel
John Manuel Pena - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 2011 - John Manuel Pena, 60, of Ordway, died Feb. 25, 2011, in La Junta. Survived by sisters, Diana (Mike) Wise of Pueblo West, Becky Pena of Ordway; and brothers, Jesse Pena, twin brother, Robert Pena and Daniel Pena, all of Ordway. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, March 4, 2011, St. Peter's Catholic Church in Ordway. Burial in Ordway cemetery.

Pena, Natalia
Natalia Pena - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 2012 - Natalia Pena, infant, passed away June 22, 2012. Private family service.

Pena, Raymond
Raymond Pena - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2009 - Raymond Pena, 74, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 9, 2009. Preceded in death by his daughter, Louise Mascarenas; parents, Alex Pena and Clara Romero; and stepfather, Guadalupe Guerrero. Survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Mary Pena; children, Yvonne Taylor, Mildred (Mike) Telfer, Patricia Avalos, Larry Garcia, Chris (Dawn) Sandoval, Eddie Garcia, Bernadette Sandoval, Yolanda Lucero, Robert (Jennifer) Pena and Bernice Pena; godson, Victor Vialpando; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; siblings, Ernie (Mary) Romero, Henrietta "Rickie" Sandoval and Pauline Pena; and numerous nephews, nieces, extended relatives and friends. Raymond served his country honorably for 8 years in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He worked at the CF&I for 27 years and retired in 1984. He worked for Charles McCulley at Angelus Funeral Home as a funeral director for 12 years after his retirement. Raymond was a pillar of the community. There was not a place he could go without being recognized. He was very loyal to the Lord. He worshipped the Lord proudly at Praise Assembly of God. He also served the Lord in the Prison Ministry. Raymond will be remembered as a wonderful singer, dancer, a "sharp" dresser, and a true Broncos fan. Mostly, he was a faithful husband, father, grandfather and godfather. His family always was his priority. He instilled a good work ethic in his children, and their success will be his legacy. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Friday, Praise Assembly of God Church. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Pendleton, Marian Evelyn
Marian Evelyn Pendleton - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 2009 - Marian Evelyn Pendleton, age 78, of Loveland, Colo., died May 10, 2009. She was born in Pueblo, Colo., on Nov. 19, 1930, to James and Willie Hayes. She lived most of her life in the Pueblo area before moving to Loveland in October 2007. She and Therman Pendleton were married on May 10, 1947. Marian enjoyed anything outdoors and especially treasured her time spent fishing with her late husband. Marian was a bridge enthusiast and had been active in Duplicate Bridge Club of Pueblo for several years. She was a wonderful cook and loved treating her family to her homemade specialties. Marian was an avid Broncos fan and never missed watching them play. Marian is survived by a son, Thomas Pendleton and wife, Caren, and a daughter, Penny Pendleton, all of Loveland. She also is survived by three grandchildren, Jason Pendleton of Fort Collins, Jordan Bescheinen of Milliken and Maegan Ball of Boulder; and two great-grandchildren, Chandler Bescheinen and Riley Bescheinen, both of Milliken. Also surviving are two brothers, Charles Hayes of Canon City and Dan Hayes of Colorado Springs; along with one sister, Sharon Dalgleish of Aurora; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Therman; two sisters and two brothers. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 14, 2009, at First Christian Church, 2000 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland Colo. The Rev. Mark Pumphrey will be officiating.

Penix, Michael Lloyd
Michael Lloyd Penix - Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 2009 - Michael Lloyd Penix, 58, died Jan 4, 2009. He was born Sept. 18, 1950, in Tulsa, Okla. Preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Billie J. Penix. Survived by his wife, Debra; sisters, Jackie (Danny) Tune and Sharon Holthaus; daughters, Michelle and Nicole; stepchildren, Audrey and Doug Paxton II; and his mother-in-law, Martha Mikita. Service, 11 a.m. Friday, Davis Memorial Chapel.

Penn, Anita E.
Anita E. Penn - Trinidad Times Independent - February 20, 2007 - Anita E. Penn, 77, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, in Trinidad. She was born Oct. 2, 1929, in Brooklyn, NY, to Arnulf J. and Sigrid (Fossheim) Olsen. She attended high school in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, NY. Studying voice and performing with jazz trios, she traveled abroad and lived in Norway for a year. Anita married Richard S. Penn Dec. 26, 1952, in Trinidad, where she attended the nursing program at Trinidad State Junior College. The couple later moved to New Jersey from 1960-67. She later moved to New York City, where she worked as a legal secretary, studied voice and performed in community theater. She also lived Maine and Arkansas, prior to returning to Trinidad in 1994. Continuing as a senior companion in Trinidad, where she also worked briefly as an assistant manager at the Colorado Welcome Center, Anita continued studying classical music at TSJC and composed a children's musical. She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by family members Stuart Penn of Centennial, Brian (Christa) Penn and children Travis, Ian and Amy of Colorado Springs, Margie O'Brien and grandchildren Matt and Molly of Port Murray, N.J. and good friends including Joe Tarabino. In lieu of flowers, Anita's preferred charities include: Advocated Against Domestic Assault, Noah's Ark Animal Welfare, Paralyzed Victims of America and Fisher's Peak Senior Citizens Center. Please contact the family at 720-219-4061 for details of private reception on January 27, 2007 from 1-3 PM. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Pennington, Darrell Jay Heatherly
Darrell Jay Heatherly Pennington - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 2009 - Darrell Jay Heatherly Pennington was born to the union of Darrell and Edna Heatherly in Hendersonville, N.C., on April 23, 1977. He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Lopez Heatherly; daughter, Selena; his parents, Darryl and Edna Pennington; and brothers, James and Christopher. Jay was welcomed into heaven on Sept. 19, 2009, for a joyful reunion with family members who have gone on before. Jay felt the most freedom on a tractor or motorcycle. He had a tremendous sense of fun, making any holiday special for his family. He always had a kind word for everyone. Jay was a Denver Broncos fan. Feel free to wear Broncos colors to the service, if you choose. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. The family invites you to join them at the Sandlewood Reception Hall following the memorial service. Under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Pentavalle, Cora M.
Cora M. Pentavalle - The Billings Gazette - March 1, 2010 - Cora M. Pentavalle, 92, died peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, at the Billings Health and Rehabilitation Center in Billings. She was born on Nov. 1, 1917, in Trinidad, Colo., but spent most of her life in Waukegan, Ill., till she moved to Hardin to be near her daughter and son-in-law Steve and Rose Schindler and family. She was a retired employee of Abbott Laboratories in Waukegan and member of the Moose Lodge there. Traveling was her passion, and she had been all over the world. She is survived by her daughter, Rose (Steven) Schindler of Hardin; three grandchildren, Kara (Kevin) Nessland and great-grandchildren Halle and Kaden, all of Bozeman, Kelly Schindler of Hardin and Kyle (Megan) Schindler of Farmington, N.M. Also a sister-in-law, Mary Pentavalle, and many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and mother Pedro and Antonia Romero, her husband Joseph, one brother, and six sisters. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 2, at 7 p.m., at St. Joseph's Church in Hardin. A memorial mass will also be held at a later date in Waukegan. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Josephs Catholic Church in Hardin.

Pepin, Larry J.
Larry J. Pepin - Bristol Press - September 29, 2008 - Larry J. Pepin, 61, of Walsenburg, Colo., formerly of East Plymouth Road, Terryville, died Sept. 14, 2008, in Colorado. He was born Nov. 8, 1946, in Waterbury, son of Ann K. (Ryan) Pepin of Terryville and the late Leslie O. Pepin. Larry was self employed as a carpenter in Colorado. He was a former member of the Connecticut National Guard. Music was a great part of his life, starting when he was 8 years old when he won many superior awards playing the piano. While in Colorado, he helped organize bike runs to benefit abused children. Larry was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Terryville, member of the Connecticut Bass Club, loved wildlife and was an avid fisherman and hunter. Besides his mother he leaves, his sister, Mary Lou Alexsavich and her husband, Bruce, of Terryville; a special, Aunt Mary L. Ryan of Terryville; and several aunts and cousins. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church, Terryville. Burial at the convenience of the family will be in St. John Cemetery, Terryville. (www.scottfuneralhomeinc.com)

Pepin, Michael D.
Michael D. Pepin - Trinidad Times Independent - July 22, 2007 - Michael D. Pepin born March 23rd, 1959 in Lynwood, California. Suddenly past away on Friday July 6th, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 22 yrs, Cynthia (Milosevich) Pepin and daughter, Rebecca Ann Pepin. Daughter of his heart, Cheryl (Evans) Davis. Son's of his heart, Brian Barrera and Michael Evans. Sisters, Debbie (Pepin) Winford and Shelly (Pepin) Ellis. Brother, Tom Pigott. Father, Richard Pepin and Mother, Linda Pigott. Sisters of his heart, Kathleen Lynnemeyer and Jill Harrison. Sister-in-law, Janet Milosevich. Brothers-in-law, Mike Ellis, Nick Milosevich Jr. and Matthew Milosevich and Hal Winford. Father-in-law, Nicholas Milosevich. One very special "Cousin-in-law", Shirley Pepin. Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews, Grandnieces, Grandnephews and Friends.

Peralta, Alfred
Alfred Peralta - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2011 - Alfred Peralta, 70, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 13, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maria; and parents, Juan and Florida Peralta. Alfred is survived by his children, Natalie (Patrick) Johnson, Michael (Mary) Peralta and Julieanita "Julie" (Ben) Sandoval; siblings, Rudy (Cheryl) Eurioste, Mary Louise (Moses) Valdez, Veronica (Dan) Morton, Sarah Garcia, Manuel Eurioste and Lilly Eurioste; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing, 10 a.m. to noon Monday, with funeral service to follow at noon at Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Peralta, Maria Clarita
Maria Clarita Peralta - Pueblo Chieftain - October 2, 2009 - Maria Clarita Peralta died Sept. 20, 2009, in Kingfisher, Okla. Maria was born Sept. 11, 1943, in Las Vegas, N.M., the daughter of Charley V. and Dolores Maes Martinez. Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Mary Peralta of Kingfisher, Okla.; daughters and son-in-law, Natalie and Patrick Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Julie Peralta of Pueblo, Colo.; Al Peralta; stepmother, Lena Martinez; three brothers and two sisters. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, Full Gospel Christian Assembly, 1101 E. Seventh, Pueblo, Colo. Pastor Tony Garcia will officiate. A reception will follow the service.

Peralta, Saulo
Saulo Peralta - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 1998 - Saulo Peralta, born June 6, 1912, and died April 15, 1998. Predeceased by wife, Susana Read-Peralta; daughter, Mary Jane Read-Peralta; son, Paul Read-Peralta. Sadly missed by daughter, Cecilia ' Cece" (Joe) Peralta-Guerrero; son, Frank Joseph (Teri) Read-Peralta; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. (Also see obituary from Adrian Comer.)

Percy, Douglas Edward
Douglas Edward Percy - Colorado Springs Gazette - April 5, 2000 - Rollover Kills Puebloan, Injures Brother - An 18-year-old Pueblo man died of head injuries after a Monday evening crash on Interstate 25 south of Fountain. Douglas Edward Percy died early Tuesday after the Mitsubishi truck he was driving north on the freeway at about 7 p.m. hit a tire rim in the roadway. The truck skidded off the highway and into the median, where it rolled over three times. Percy and his passenger, his brother Calvin Percy, 21, also of Pueblo, weren't wearing seat belts and were ejected. Flight for Life transported the driver to Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3 a.m. Tuesday of massive head injuries. His brother also was transported to Memorial, where he was listed in serious condition Tuesday.

Percy, Joseph LeRoy
Joseph LeRoy Percy - Trinidad Times Independent - February 24, 2012 - Joseph Leroy Percy, 82, died Jan. 12, 2012. He was born in Boston to Mildred McCarthy and Joseph Percy Jr. Following high school graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served for four years. He then moved to San Diego and attended San Diego State University; Tallahassee University in Fla.; George Washington University in Washington, D.C.; Penn State University in State College, Pa.; and Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey Calif. In San Diego, he met Ophelia Vigil, a Branson High School graduate formerly of Trinchera. They married and their union lasted 57 years until his death. Joseph was known as ' Roy' to his family and friends. He was a research physicist who worked for the federal government. His work found him investigating the many waters and oceans of the world. Roy and Ophelia traveled extensively after retirement to all parts of the world and settled in the Florida Keys for a few years before returning to San Diego in 2002. Everyone he met loved to hear Roy talk about his travels and adventures to the different corners of the world. Roy is survived by his wife, Ophie; his daughters, Cindy Ann of Atlanta and Sandra Dee of San Diego; his sons, Barney of Hilo, Hawaii and Terry of San Diego; his grandson of Charlotte, N.C.; his granddaughters, Laka Leilani of Honolulu; and Danielle, Rachel and Chance Mia, all of San Diego. Roy was cremated and buried at sea in the Pacific Ocean.

Perdue, Rose M.
Rose M. Perdue - Fairplay Flume - October 29, 1926 - Colorado State News - Trinidad - Slain with felonious intent by parties unknown. This is the substance of the verdict returned by a coroner' s inquest held to investigate the murder of Rose M. Perdue, poultry raiser of Carpio canon, near Jensen, Colo. whose body, riddled with buckshot was found under a bridge in a canon nineteen miles west of here.

Perea, Antonio
Antonio Perea - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 2009 - Antonio Perea, 85, Pueblo, April 12. Imperial.

Perea, Benjamin
Benjamin Perea - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 2012 - One person is dead in a single-vehicle rollover in Pueblo West on Sunday night. The crash happened near the intersection of Platteville Boulevard and Littleton Street. The man who died was the sole occupant in the vehicle. The sheriff's office is investigating the cause of the wreck. Pueblo Chieftain - December 24, 2012 - Man dies in Pueblo West crash: 34-year-old not identified - A single-vehicle rollover accident killed a 34-year-old man Sunday night in Pueblo West. The accident was called in at 9:04 p.m. and occurred near the intersection of Platteville Boulevard and Littleton Drive, according to Lisa Shorter, a Pueblo County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman. The man was the only occupant in the vehicle. The cause of the crash was unknown late Sunday night and is under investigation by the sheriff's office. Pueblo County Coroner James Kramer said he would have the victim identified by this morning. Pueblo Chieftain - December 24, 2012 - The Pueblo County Coroner has identified the driver of a deadly one-car rollover traffic accident in Pueblo County Sunday night. Coroner James Kramer says Benjamin Perea, 38 is the man who was killed in the crash. Kramer says Perea was thrown from the car in the accident. Pueblo County Sheriff's deputies say the crash happened at Platteville and Littleton. Perea was the only person in the car. Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2012 - Ben ' Junior'  Perea, 38, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 23, 2012. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; and nephew, Jonathan Perea. Ben is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Lissa Perea; children, Izaiah, Dominick, Naomi and Gabrielle Perea; parents, Benjamin and Wynn Perea; siblings, Joetta, Gabriel (Lynn), Paul (Alexandra), Terri (Michael), Aaron, Jacob (Helen) and Marc (Justine); and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Visitation, 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Praise Assembly of God. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Friends and family will be received at Praise Assembly Hall following interment. In lieu of food and flowers, a memorial fund has been established at Security Service Federal Credit Union in Ben' s memory.

Perea, Donald Steve
Donald Steve Perea - Pueblo Chieftain - June 3, 2012 - Donald Steve Perea, a wayfaring stranger, has gone home to meet our Savior, and completed his journey on May 28, 2012 at Parkview Medical Center. He will be anxiously waiting the arrival of his surviving family. Until the time of our reunion, we will cherish his memory. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Theresa; his children Daniel, Michael (Jessica), Stephanie and Alyssa; his grandchildren, Zoey and Lucy; his mother, Gertrude; his siblings; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. At his request there will be no services. This wayfaring stranger is content to have gone home.

Perea, Margaret
Margaret Ulibarri Perea - Pueblo Chieftain - March 9, 2010 - Margaret Ulibarri Perea, 92, passed away March 7, 2010. Preceded in death by her first husband, Tony Ulibarri; second husband, Felix Perea; and children, Arland A. Ulibarri and Bernadine Littlefield. Survived by her daughter, Rose (Louis) Gallery, Highlands Ranch, Colo.; eight grandchildren; numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren and other relatives. Margaret was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church and the Steel City Eagles Auxiliary, Aerie No. 3367. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, followed by rosary recitation at 7 p.m., both at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Francis Xavier Church, followed by interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Alzheimer' s Association or to the Steel City Eagles Auxiliary, Aerie No. 3367, both through the funeral home. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Perea, Martha
Martha Perea - Pueblo Chieftain - May 7, 2009 - Martha Perea, 65, of Broomfield, Colo., passed away on May 4, 2009. She was born in Crowley, Colo., on April 16, 1944. She was preceded in death by her father, Henry C. Martinez; sister, Helen Santistevan; and son, Henry D. Montoya. She is survived by her mother, Tomasita Martinez; brother, Dan (Bernice) Martinez; sister, Viola Montoya-Van Buskirk; children, Joe (Debbie) Montoya, Tim Montoya, Steve (Francine) Montoya, Tom (Sherry) Perea, Monica Perea and Renee Perea; 23 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Martha worked in health care as a CNA for over 30 years, working hard to provide for her family. Aside from spending lots of time with her family and friends, she liked to take trips to Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nev., to try to hit the big one, but a lot of the time she settled for the jackpot at the local bingo parlor. She loved to sing and dance to oldies and Tex-Mex. She also loved getting new hairdos, Clint Eastwood movies and watching "Law and Order." Her golden moments were spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she adored. She was unselfish and perpetually giving. She helped out all who came to her and opened her heart and home to many. She was greatly loved and will be sadly missed. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, at Agape Fellowship, 611 Broadway Ave. A reception will follow at VFW Pueblo West Post, 127 E. Spaulding Ave., Pueblo West.

Perea, Rose
Rose Perea - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2010 - Rose (Tita to many family and friends) Perea loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had many friends in Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Widefield and Los Angeles, where she lived for the last 20 years. She enjoyed watching basketball on TV, and she was a big Lakers fan. Rose lost her battle with cancer, but she handled her suffering with more concern for her family than for herself. The family would like to thank the nursing staff at Pikes Peak Care Center and the staff at Pikes Peak Hospice. Their care and compassion for Rose and her family will be remembered always. She is survived by daughters, Millie (Louis) Padilla, Rose Lopez and Paula Perea; son, Sam Perea; stepdaughters, Sharon Archuleta and Sandra Gomez; stepsons, Jess (Debbie) Perea and Rudy (Pam) Perea. She also is survived by her sister, Alty Sanchez; brother, Eddie (Helen) Ruybalid; 15 grandchildren and 22 great- grandchildren. Funeral service, 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, Swan-Law Cascade Chapel. Burial to follow at Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, Colo.

Perechinsky-Kambic Bertha
Bertha Perechinsky-Kambic - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2009 - Bertha Perechinsky-Kambic, 94, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009. Survived by her daughter, Julie Roberts; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, St. Michael Orthodox Christian Church. Interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery.

Peretsky, Eva
Eva Peretsky - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 2010 - Eva Peretsky, 85, passed away April 12, 2010. Survived by daughter, Karen (Jim) Pavicich; daughter-in-law, Judith (Jim) Arko; grandchildren, Jessica (Nick) Wright, Jamie Pavicich (Kimberly), Cory Pavicich (Jessica) and Alex Pavicich. Preceded in death by husband, Alex; sons, Stuart and Michael; and daughter, Rhonda. Graveside service, 11 a.m. today at B'nai Jacob Cemetery. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Perez, Bruno S.
Bruno S. Perez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2012 - Bruno S. Perez, Oct. 6, 1928, to Oct. 21, 2012. Survived by children, Juanita (Craig) Bauer, Juan Perez, Manuel (Mary) Perez, Jesus (Mary) Perez, Julio (Grace) Perez; 11 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, Roselawn Cemetery.

Perez, Dorothy Emery
Dorothy Emery Perez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 2009 - Dorothy Emery Perez passed away Dec. 11, 2009. Survived by husband, Ted; nine sons, three daughters; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be missed forever. At her request, cremation with no service. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Perez, George John Sr.
George John Perez Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 1, 2013 - George John Perez Sr., 62, passed away March 29, 2013. Survived by his wife of 42 years, Ida; children, George Perez Jr., Mario Daniel Perez, Veronica Davis, Mary E. Clasby, Jo Martinez, Rachel Susan Grant and their families; 14 grandchildren; and numerous siblings. Rosary, 10 a.m. Wednesday, followed by the funeral service, both in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Perez, Helen Juanita
Helen Juanita Perez - Huerfano Journal - April 11, 2013 - Helen Juanita Perez, February 8, 1942 - March 20, 2013 - Helen Juanita Perez was born to Genevieve and Herculano Perez in Longmont, Colorado. She graduated from West High School in Colorado, Class of 1958. She went into the US Women' s Army Corp in 1960 where she completed her basic training April 27, 1960 at Ft McClellan, Alabama. She received an Honorable Discharge. She moved to California in 1967 where she lived until she retired. At this time she returned to Colorado, living in Walsenburg from 2005 until 2012, during which time she acquired an extended family and very special friends. She returned to California in December 2012. She is survived by her daughters, Cynthia (Mike) Cresswell, Karyn Robberson, Pam Vacchio; granddaughters, Teresa (Winston) Foster, Trishana Prater, Andrea (Ali) Santana, LaShonda Johnson, and Lisa Foster; great-granddaughter Chloe Gamble; brother, Lawrence Perez Sr.; sisters, Joan Amiss, Diana Cordova, Gertie Martinez, Phyllis Hensley, and Bernice Morris as well as by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends. She acquired an additional family within the medical staff during her stay at the VA Community Living Center as well. She went into God' s keeping at 10:52 am, Wednesday, March 20, 2013 surrounded by the people who loved her. A loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and best friend, who will always be remembered as generous and loving. A memorial and celebration of her life will be held at Stricklin/Snively Mortuary, (562) 426-3365, 1952 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, CA on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 11 am. Repast to follow at 2003 Van Wick St., Los Angeles, California.

Perez, Iyana
Iyana Perez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 2009 - Iyana Perez, precious angel, passed away July 3, 2009. Survived by her parents, Selena Olson and Ted Perez; siblings, Elijah and Abcde Perez; grandparents, Snowie (Richard) Buehler; uncles, Gabriel Olson, Daniel (Jena) Buehler; special cousin, D'lyla Buehler; great-grandmother, Lucy (Rick) Bensick; also numerous other family members. Preceded in death by her maternal great-grandparents, Daniel and Frances Olson. Iyana was a beautiful, innocent child who was taken from us tragically. Our lives will never be the same. Please contact the Buehler-Olson family for information on the service.

Perez, JoJo
JoJo Perez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 2009 - JoJo Perez, 36, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on his dad's birthday May 20, 2009. Preceded in death by his father, Joseph L. Perez; grandpa, Philip S. Perez; and cat, Canicas. Survived by his loving wife, Carmen Perez; mother, Cynthia Perez; godchildren, Isabella Kelly and Marcus Gomez; father-in-law, Marcus Jiron; grandmother, Grable Perez; brother, Muggzy (Julia); sister, Stormie; uncles, Gerald (Teresa) Perez, Philip Perez Jr., Robert (Patsy) Perez, Jesse (Theresa) Perez and Richard (Paul) Perez; aunts, Hope (George) Ramirez, Carmen (Renee) VanPoppel and Joann Corrales; dogs, Cuca, Patas and Chico; and numerous cousins, other relatives and friends. As per his request, no viewing. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Perez, Leo E.
Leo E. Perez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 7, 2012 - Leo E. Perez, 86, born July 6, 1925, in Walsenburg, Colo., passed away March 4, 2012, surrounded by wife and loving family. He served in the U.S. Navy from Oct. 15, 1943, to March 5, 1946, during World War II. Preceded in death by mother, Emilia; and father, Robert; three sisters and one brother. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Jennie; children, Angela Aguilar, Barbara Pacheco, Rebecca Perez, Daniel (Carol) Perez and Marina (Mike) McNichols; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Also by his two special pet friends, Jewels and Black. Leo was a golfer and was inducted into the Pueblo Bowling Association. Leo loved life to the fullest and was never a stranger to anyone. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his name. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 9, 2012, at Holy Family Catholic Church. Cremation will take place after the services. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Perez, Lucy Nina
Grandma Nina Perez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 1998 - Lucy ' Grandma Nina" Perez, 93, of Pueblo, departed this world and loved ones on July 19, 1998. Born on Jan. 6, 1905, in Manzanola. She was a Pueblo resident since 1913. Preceded in death by her spouse, Nemecio Perez; and her parents, Juan and Virginia Romero. Also preceded in death by brothers, John Romero, Alfred Romero, Joe Romero, Lonnie Romero and Roger Romero; nephew, Jimmy Romero. Survived by son, Richard (Della) Carrillo, Pueblo; daughters, Mary Avalos, Virginia (Mack) Romero, Jenny Perez, and Jane (Jesus) Rosales, all of Pueblo; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren. Grandma Nina, you will be greatly missed by all your loving family. Lucy loved to cook, knit and spend time with her family. Lucy was a member of the Zaragoza Society. Viewing, 1-7 p.m. today. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Joseph Church, Rev. Bob Carden, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 1627 Carteret after the service.

Perez, Mary
Mary Salazar Perez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 2011 - Mary Salazar Perez, 90, of Lamar, went to be with the Lord on June 16, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, William P. Perez; son, William Joseph Perez; son-in-law, Ray Trujillo; grandson, Gabriel Ortiz; parents, Leonor and Augustin Salazar; and sisters, Bonnie Rios and Ruby Gonzales. Mary is survived by her children, John Robert (Jane) Perez and Mary Lucy Trujillo; grandchildren, Angela Bunegar, Galen Eli Ortiz, John Perez, Christopher Perez, Diane BovΓ© and William Jeffrey Perez; great-grandchildren, Brian Seaton, Melanie Seaton, Xavier Perez and Ethan BovΓ©; brother, Joe L. (Tanya) Fierro; sisters, Ramona (Gunter) Bernhardt and Jenny (Henry) Cruz; brothers-in-law, Frank Rios and Ray Gonzales; and numerous nieces, nephews, several cousins and friends. She worked very hard all of her life and dedicated her life and love to family and church. "Granny" was a great cook and baker. She was a simple and giving woman who was a perfectionist in all her tasks and had a great love for music. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Holy Family Catholic Church. Family and friends will be received at the church hall following service. Interment, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Riverside Cemetery, Lamar, Colo.

Perez, Natividad M.
Natividad M. Perez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 2009 - Natividad M. Perez, 92, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 13, 2009. She was born in La Junta, Colo. Preceded in death by her parents, Blas and Petrita Montoya; sisters, Katie Gonzales and Cecelia Montoya; brothers, August and Frank Montoya; husbands, Daniel Blas Albillar and Florentino Perez; daughters, Mary Ann Albillar, Barbara Alcon and Dorothy Maes; sons, Baby Joseph and Robert Albillar; granddaughters, Shirley Mestas and Barbara Alcon. She is survived by her children, Sarah Salazar, Daniel Albillar, Rose Marie Albillar, Patricia (Arthur) Diaz, William Albillar, Anna (Vincent) Romero, Lawrence (Michelle) Perez; 25 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, 19 great-great-grandchildren, one great- great-great-grandchild and numerous other relatives and friends. She was a member of Holy Family Church, proud member of the Zaragoza Society and Club Recreativo Proteccion Muta. The family thanks Dr. James Stjernholm for his wonderful care and nurse, Donna Perre, for the compassion and care she had for our mother. Donations greatly accepted. Rosary vigil, 6 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, both services at Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends and family at the church hall following the service.

Perez, Paul
Ret. Staff Sgt. Paul Perez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 2012 - Ret. Staff Sgt. Paul Perez, 86, passed away peacefully on May 10, 2012. Born to Angel and Vicenta (Tavarez) Perez, who both precede him in death. Also preceded in death by his wife, Theodora ' Teddy'  Perez, and his brothers, Florentino, Charles ' Coily'  and Angel Perez. Paul was a proud retired Veteran with 21 years of service from the U.S. Army. He received many awards to include the C.I.B. Master Parachutist wings, N.D.S.M. and V.N.C.M. Award. Paul was a realist. He would always analyze the situation. He was very giving, enjoyed riding his motorcycle, and was fondly respected as the ' Popcorn Man.'  He is survived by his children, Paul David Foley and Frances (Charles) Sasser; grandchildren, Amanda, Sean, Stacy Jean and Rebecca Ann. Three great grandchildren; siblings, George ' Coy'  Perez, Mary P. Cabral, Julia (Delfin) Martinez, Josephine Leyva, Rose Romero, Domitila Herrera and Mary Lou Perez. Many favorite nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Paul will be truly missed by all. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both services at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment Roselawn Cemetery. Military Honors by Ft. Carson Honor Guard.

Perkins, Chrystine
Chrystine Perkins - Pueblo Chieftain - December 26, 2010 - Chrystine Perkins, 91, passed away Dec. 22, 2010. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Alan Rickwalt; husband, Carroll Perkins; brother, Gerald Carmack; nephew, Greg Carmack. She is survived by her son, Jimmie (Gloria) Rickwalt; stepson, Thomas (Beverly) Perkins; grandchildren, Cyndi, Jimmie Jr., Keith (Margaret) and Darrin Rickwalt, and Christopher and Michelle Perkins; great-grandchildren, Melissa, Michael, Miranda Rickwalt, Kodie Edwards and Sadie Mahoney; great-great-grandchildren, Blaise, Samira and Draven Clementi; brothers, ValGene (Donna) Carmack, Murrel (Bernice) Carmack, J.A. (Carole) Carmack, Bob (Joann) Carmack; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives; special friend, Lois Hubbs. Chrystine was actively involved in the Red Mountain Youth Camp, VFW No. 3641, and was a member of Horizon Federal Credit Union. She worked at the Colorado State Hospital in the dietary department for 29 years. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010; both to be held at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Perkins, Dixie Dee
Dixie Dee Perkins - Pueblo Chieftain - December 6, 2011 - Dixie Dee Perkins, 60, passed away Dec. 2, 2011. Survived by her mother, two brothers, three children, ten grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Chapel. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Perkins, Marjorie Louise
Marjorie Louise Perkins - Pueblo Chieftain - October 9, 2009 - Marjorie Louise Perkins, 93, passed away Oct. 7, 2009. Born Feb. 6, 1916, to James and Gertrude Reynolds in Springfield, Mo. Moved to Pueblo in 1923; married Gerald "Jerry" Perkins (deceased) on June 16, 1944. Survived by her children, Janet (Les) Tooker, Linda (Bill) Whitt and Gary (Gina) Perkins; grandchildren, Jerry (Tira) Whitt, Keith (Marie) Tooker, Shawna Blonke, Stacey (Daryl) Clark, Heather Anderson and David (Dawn) Mauger; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family extends heartfelt gratitude for the excellent care provided by Westwind Horizon Heights staff. Viewing from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday and service 10 a.m. Monday; both in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Perkins, Mary B.
Mary B. (Merrick) Perkins - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2009 - Mary B. (Merrick) Perkins, 83, passed away March 13, 2009 in Raymore, Mo. Private memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will be held at Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo, Colo. She was a longtime resident of Pueblo, Colo., and was active in many civic groups in the area. She was preceded in death by husband, Darrell Duane Perkins Sr.; and son, Darrell Duane Perkins Jr. She is survived by two sons and one daughter. Arrangements, Mount Moriah and Freeman, 816-942-2004.

Perko, Anna F.
Anna F. Perko - Pueblo Chieftain - June 2, 2010 - Anna F. Perko, 97, departed her ' earthly journey'  on May 29, 2010, and went into the Lord' s loving arms surrounded by family and friends. She was born April 26, 1913. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Albert M. Perko, in 1991; parents, Steve and Anna Klafurich; sisters, Mary Miklich and Katherine Tucci; infant brother, Joseph Klafurich; and son-in-law, James R. Mulay. Survivors are her twins, Donald A. (Leslyn) Perko and Donna Perko-Mulay; brothers, Steve (Nellie) Klafurich and John Klafurich; sister, Rose Kleinheim, all of Pueblo; cousin, Ann Yengich, Whiting, Ind.; sisters-in-law, Sylvia Spinuzzi and Dorothy Stupnik; brother-in-law, Russell Tucci; godchildren, Gary Kleinheim and Linda Meek, all of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews; family friend, Michael Darcy; and her pet dog, ' Stubby.'  Anna was a charter member of the St. Joseph Council of Christian Women. She loved to bake and sing spiritual songs. She enjoyed crocheting many afghans for her loved ones. Her life was devoted to loving God, raising her children and helping others. Anna was loved deeply by her family and will be missed by all who knew her for the kind and gentle lady whom she was. Visitation, 5 to 7 p.m. today, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, followed by the rosary recitation. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Joseph Church, followed by interment at Roselawn Cemetery. The family sends special thanks to Life Care Center, Station 1 and Sangre de Cristo Hospice. They respectfully request the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be made in Anna' s memory to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or St. Joseph Church Building Fund, both through the funeral home office. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Perko, Audrey
Audrey Perko - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2012 - Audrey Perko, 84, passed away Dec. 26, 2012. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Raymond Perko; son, Gary Perko; and numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. Audrey was preceded in death by her parents, John and Anna Germ. Audrey worked as a secretary for many years. Her main pleasure in life was spending time with, and taking care of, her family. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Joni Fair Hospice House or St. Mary's Church through the funeral home. Viewing, 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, at George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at St. Mary' s Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Perko, Charles W.
Charles W. Perko - Pueblo Chieftain - December 4, 2012 - Charles W. Perko, 87, passed away Nov. 30, 2012, after a long illness. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Josephine (Skerjanec) Perko; sons, Charles J. (Ursula) Perko and David M. (Margie) Perko; grandchildren, Charles A., Anthony Perko, Maria (Clayton) BonDurant, Joseph, Rebecca and Victoria Perko; sister, Virginia Peterlin; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Charles was born Sept. 2, 1925, in Pueblo to Charles and Angela (Konty) Perko, who preceded him in death. A 1943 graduate of Central High School, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy in World War II. Charles and Josephine were married on Oct. 8, 1949, at St. Mary Church in Pueblo. He retired from CF&I Steel after 40 years of service. Donations may be made in Charles' memory to St. Mary' s Prayer Garden or to the St. Mary Church Ramp Fund. The family gives its heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff of Life Care Center of Pueblo. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at St. Mary Help of Christians Church. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Perko, Leonard J.
Leonard J. Perko - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2010 - Leonard J. Perko went to be with the Lord on April 8, 2010. Survived by his loving wife, Patricia, of 54 years; daughter, Deborah (Mark) Stout; son, Leonard J. (Sheryl) Perko II; grandsons, Marshall and Logan Stout, Zachary (Lacey) Trokey and Lucas Perko; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. Leonard was a loving and devoted family man who enjoyed nothing more than bragging about his grandsons. He was proud to have served in the 15th Air Force during World War II. He retired from the CF&I after 42 years of service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD, 20852. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Perko, Leslyn Marie
Leslyn Marie (Pfeiff) Perko - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 2012 - Leslyn Marie (Pfeiff) Perko, 65, born to Lester and Daisy Pfeiff in Pueblo, passed away Aug. 14, 2012, in Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Les and Daisy. Survived by husband, Donald Perko; cousins, Linda Steinbeck, Russ Steinbeck, Stacy and Jennifer Steinbeck; sister-in-law, Donna Perko-Mulay; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She also leaves behind her dog, Stubby. Leslyn was a member of St. Joseph Parish and St. Joseph Catholic Council of Christian Women, Pueblo and Faith Baptist Church, Fowler. She was a homemaker and in her younger days, a waitress. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was an avid Broncos fan and loved flowers. Leslyn was a joy in everyone' s life. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph Building Fund. Visitation, 9 to 10 a.m. followed by Rosary and funeral Mass, St. Joseph Church, 1145 S. Aspen Rd., Blende, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. Interment will be at Roselawn Cemetery.

Perko, Richard F.
Richard F. ' Dick'  Perko - Pueblo Chieftain - June 9, 2010 - Richard F. ' Dick'  Perko, 76, passed away June 6, 2010, after a seven-year battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family and was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mary Perko. Dick is survived by his loving and most devoted wife of 55 years, Bernadine ' Bernie'  Perko; children, Daniel R. Perko, Colorado Springs, Marge (John) Simmer, Pueblo; grandchildren, Sarah (Jonathan) Mills, Stephanie and Tina Perko, Lindsey and Jarred Simmer; mother-in-law, Margaret Selvage; brother, Don Perko; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Dick retired after working 40 years as a customer service representative for CF&I. He was an Army veteran, serving during the Korean War. Dick was an award-winning artist and a member of the Artists Guild; his paintings having hung in Taos, N.M., Vail and Colorado Springs. He was also an accomplished baseball pitcher. Dick was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to fish, hunt and work in his beautiful yard. Dick was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese. Dick was a very devoted husband, father and grandfather. His family meant everything to Dick and ' Poppy' s'  pride and joy were his five wonderful grandchildren. All who knew Dick enjoyed his dry sense of humor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pueblo Chorale Society or American Cancer Society through the funeral home. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home, with rosary to follow at 7 p.m., Shrine of St. Therese. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Perme, Alice A.
Alice A. Perme - Pueblo Chieftain - October 9, 2011 - Alice A. Perme, 85, died Oct. 5, 2011. Alice was born in Pueblo, Colo., Aug. 5, 1927. Survived by her son, Edward A. (Kathleen) Perme; two grandchildren, Celeste and Cyrus; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Edward A. Perme Sr. The family asks that any donations be made to your favorite animal shelter.

Perret, Patricia Ann
Patricia Ann Perret - Pueblo Chieftain - April 6, 2011 - Patricia Ann Perret, 78, passed away April 4, 2011, in Pueblo. Survived by her husband of over 50 years, Emile F. Perret; son, Peter J. (Lisa) Perret; daughter, Ann (Darren) Fadenrecht; grandchildren, Hannah and Dillon Perret, Michael Frank and Noah Fadenrecht; brothers-in-law, George L. (Vernis) Perret and Ron (Carol) Perret; sisters-in-law, Rose DeFea, Shirley DeFea and Mary Perret. Preceded in death by brothers, Jack and Jim DeFea. Patricia was born Aug. 27, 1932, in Wheaton, Minn., to Michael and Clara DeFea. She worked for the state of Minnesota as a social worker. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 8, 2011, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 1132 W. Oro Grande Drive in Pueblo West, with Monsignor Edward Nunez as celebrant. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society through the funeral home.

Perri, Ermida M.
Ermida M. Perri - Sun Advocate - February 8, 2006 - Ermida M. Perri, age 93, passed away Feb. 2, 2006 at Castleview Hospital in Price. She was born Nov. 28, 1912 in Walsenburg, Colo., to Vittorio and Eredeci Gualandri Vasirani. Married Ross Perri Aug. 21, 1940 in Spring Glen. Member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and Stella D'America Lodge 77. Ermida was an accomplished and exceptional dancer, cook, homemaker, wife and mother. She will be dearly missed by family and a community of friends. Survived by husband, Ross Perri; son, Ross Perri Jr., both of Helper; niece, Gloria Rufinni, Truth or Consequences, N.M.; nephew, Victor Pierotti, Helper; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bill (Dolly) Perri, Venice Lami Florence Butkovich, Tony (Ann) Perri, Mike (Ellen) Perri, Irene Perri, Emma (Tony) Beacco; and many other loving nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents; sister, Dena Pierotti; and brothers, Pete, Chuck and Alb. Funeral Mass Monday, Feb. 6, 10 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church. Vigil service Sunday evening, 7 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Committal, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper.

Perri, Frank Serefino Sr.
Frank Serefino Perri Sr. - Los Angeles Times - December 16, 2010 - Frank Serefino Perri Sr. Born July 10, 1923 in Trinidad, Colorado, to Simone and Teresa (Salerno) Perri. For two years he moved to Buchita, Italy with his parents and four siblings. In 1931 during the Great Depression he moved to Kansas City, Missouri with his parents and with his ten brothers and sisters. Frank's mother passed away when he was the age of thirteen. At a young age he had to help provide for his family. Frank joined the Army Air Corps as a glider mechanic. Frank entered the gunnery school and was selected as a tail gunner in a B-24 in the European Theater of WWII. He served in Italy in 16 missions. In 1945 he was honorably discharged from the Army Air Corps. Upon being discharged he spent time with his Uncle Frank in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. In 1947 he entered the apprenticeship with his brother Simon Perri. In April of 1953 he married Florence Francesca Manitta. Frank achieved regard as a master gold and platinum jeweler, and in 1956 he was hired at Ruser Jewels. In May of 1960 Frank moved to Culver City, CA. In June of 1960 Frank Jr. was born and in 1964 Louise was born. Frank continued to hone his craft at Ruser, Fred Braun and Tibor Designs until 1969 and earned accolades and a reputation as the best in Beverly Hills. In 1969 Frank opened his own shop with numerous clients as Danny Thomas, Robert Wagner, Loretta Switt, and Fred Gwynne. Frank had a wide array of clients, friends, and acquaintances from all walks of life. In 1998 his wife Francesca passed away. He was a patriarch of surviving brothers and sisters, and he preferred to entertain at home where he would create feats for a few to forty people. Frank used 1/3 of his backyard in Culver City as a thriving garden. He took care of his fruit trees like the fig, pomegranate, peach, and plum. He made jams and jellies by the score. The tomatoes, peppers, and onions that he grew made its way to his pasta sauce, and fava beans were the annual rite of spring. Frank retired in August of 2009 in Culver City. On December 8th 2010 he passed away. Frank leaves behind son Frank Jr. (Charlotte Pierce), daughter Louise, grandson Christopher Fulchiero, granddaughter Mikaela Perri, brothers Simon, James, John, Albert, Matthew, sisters Frances, Mary, Dorothy, Virginia, and scores of nieces, nephews throughout California, Arizona, Kansas City, and legions of people who will never forget they crossed his path. Funeral Services will be held Friday December 17, 2010 at St. Augustine Catholic Church 10:00am, 3850 Jasmine Ave., Culver City, CA 90230. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Holy Cross Mortuary.

Perricone, Josephine Elinor Maria
Josephine Elinor Maria Perricone - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2009 - Josephine Elinor Maria Perricone, affectionately known as DeeDee, passed away peacefully and went to her heavenly home on Sunday, March 8, 2009. She was born Aug. 8, 1907, in Pueblo, Colo., to Gaspar and Vita (Parlapiano) Perricone. Josephine is survived by nieces and nephews, Vita Marker, Broomfield, Colo., Gaspar (Carol) Perricone, Denver, Colo., Norma (Bernie) Kreusch, Beulah, Colo., Vita Lee (Gus) Willeke, Rock Wood, Texas, Mary Jo Pagano (Jerry) Stewart, Pueblo West, Colo., Peter (Nani) Perricone, Pueblo, Colo.; honorary niece, Rosalie Bonfiglio; brother-in-law, Sam Geonetta; 25 grandnieces and -nephews; 15 great-grandnieces and -nephews; two great-great-grandnephews; a great-great-grandniece; numerous cousins; and other family members also survive her. Josephine was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Carl (Erna), Pete (Garnette), Bob (Lil) Perricone; her only sister, Anna Geonetta; brother-in-law, Nick Taulli; niece, Anna Jo Jones; and grandnephew, Bob Pagano. Josephine was godmother to 12 girls and boys. From the young age of 14 (in 1921), she worked and eventually ran her family's delicatessen and Italian import specialties grocery store, Gaspar Perricone Groceries. She was famous for her homemade Italian sausage. She was a hard-working successful businesswoman. She was a charter member of the Blue Spruce Club and an active member from 1927-1992. She was an active and charter member of Chi Gamma Chi in 1929, which continues today. She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society for 50-plus years. Josephine was a member of Mount Carmel Church for many years. At passing, she was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral Church. All of her family, friends and relatives will remember her great fondness and way with children, her cooking and baking skills, and her beautiful knitting and crocheting. She was so proud of the many blue ribbons she won at the Colorado State Fair. She had a special devotion to her Patron Saint, St. Joseph, whom she honored many years with a beautiful St. Joseph's Table. Josephine "DeeDee" was loved and admired by all who knew her. She leaves behind a legacy of her devotion and caring for and loving us all. She touched our lives through her faith, love and kindness. Her faith sustained her throughout life as it sustains her family now. We always will remember her with a smile. Special thanks to Uncle Sam Geonetta for his loving care through the years, Dr. Michael Wood, Dr. Charles A. Wohlwend, DDS, Sangre de Cristo Hospice and staff for their outstanding care. Thank you for their love and loyalty, caregivers, Terry Archibeque, Geri Baros, Christy Kreusch and Shirley Baros, and to Monsignor Leonard Racki and the Eucharistic ministers for their visits, also to the Rev. Father Ben Bacino for his visits and prayers. As per her request, there will be no viewing. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, March 13, 2009, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand, with Monsignor Leonard Racki and the Rev. Father Ben Bacino as concelebrants. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Los Pobres through the funeral home.

Perrino, Debra Colleen
Debra Colleen Perrino - Pueblo Chieftain - April 9, 2010 - Debra Colleen Perrino, 57, passed away April 6, 2010. Survived by children, Kris (Craig) Cason and Jason (Andrea) Perrino; mother, Doris Jean Johnson; brother, Dan Johnson; sister, Brenda (Chris) Nicoll; grandchildren, Briana, Caleb, Bryce and Brooklyn; nephew, Ryan Nicoll; aunt, uncle, cousins and numerous friends. Preceded in death by her father, Alvin Johnson. Debra was a nurse for the Pavilion at Villa Pueblo and was a nominee for the Nightingale Award in 1989. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 2010, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating.

Perrino, Gilbert Faustine
Gilbert Faustine Perrino - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2009 - Gilbert Faustine Perrino, 83, Turkey Creek, Sept. 14. Boies-Ortega, Walsenburg.

Perrino, Sylvia
Sylvia Perrino - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2009 - Sylvia Perrino, 80, Walsenburg, Dec. 9. Boies-Ortega, Walsenburg. Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 2009 - Sylvia Perrino. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, St. Mary Church, Walsenburg, Colo. Survived by Anthony (Theresa), Nina (Joe Ribali), Jim (Elaine), Novell (Debbie), Dennis (Ennis), Darryle (Connie); 17 grandchildren, 17 great- grandchildren; brothers, Larry, Lucas Ortivez; sisters, Mary Medina, Erma Guzman and Rita Ortivez.

Perrino-Vigil, Lisa Mae
Lisa Mae Perrino-Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - January 4, 2011 - Lisa Mae Perrino-Vigil, 38, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 1, 2011. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Santiago and Mary Maes and Gilbert and Sylvia Perrino. Lisa is survived by her husband, Manuel Vigil Jr.; children, Nicolle (Paul) Perrino, Rikki Bobian, Devon Vigil and Chase Lopez; parents, Anthony and Theresa Perrino; siblings, Toni (Rick) and Tracy (Ricc); in-laws, Manuel and Maria Vigil; brothers-in-law, Aaron and Daniel; sisters-in-law, Monica and Erica; nieces and nephews, P.J., Racquel, Alyssa, Deja, Riandra and Trayonna; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Cremation to follow. Family and friends will be received at the church hall following service. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in Lisa' s memory in care of the funeral home.

Perrone, Judith Ann
Judith Ann Perrone - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2012 - Judith Ann Perrone, 55, passed away unexpectedly April 6, 2012. She was predeceased by her father, Hershel Parker; sister-in-law, Micky Kennedy; daughter, Jennifer Lia Perrone; and in-laws, Giuseppe Perrone Sr. and Rosalia Perrone. Survived by her husband, Giuseppe ' Joe'  Perrone; son, Heath (Amanda) Parker of Denver and their daughter, Riley Parker; other sons, Joey Perrone, Pueblo, Dino (Suze) Perrone, Thornton, Colo., and Tony (Judy) Perrone, Pueblo; mother, Betty Parker, Pueblo; sister, Mary Moles, Pueblo; brothers, David Parker and Johnny (Valerie) Parker, both of Pueblo; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Judith loved to cook for the whole family. She loved everybody and was loved by all. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Arrangements, George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Perry, A. J.
A. J. Perry - Daily Rocky Mountain News - July 29, 1877 - Notes From Exchanges - A. J. Perry, of Baldwin City, Kansas, left Pueblo for home one day last week, and died before reaching La Junta. He came to Colorado in the last stage of consumption.

Perry, Betty Jean
Betty Jean (Littig) Perry - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2011 - Betty Jean (Littig) Perry, 84, passed away Aug. 4, 2011. Betty was born on May 25, 1927, to Earl and Edna Littig in Blackwell, Okla. She moved to Pueblo, Colo., with her family in 1940, and graduated from Centennial High School in 1945. Betty worked as a secretary in Pueblo, and was church secretary for Trinity Lutheran Church for many years. Betty married George D. Perry Jr. (deceased) in Pueblo on June 9, 1946. Betty was active in her church, Trinity Lutheran, for many years, teaching Sunday school and singing in the choir. She was also a member of the YWCA in Pueblo and enjoyed swimming there. She is survived by her daughters, Cathy (Dwight) Hellmers, Judy (Chris) Rogers and Luanne (Scott) Thornburg; grandchildren, Joy (Sean) Rutherford, Andrew (Erin) Hellmers and Jillian Rogers; brothers-in-law, James Perry of Kansas and Lawrence Joseph of Pueblo West; special friends, Lou and Marcie Carpenter. Private interment at Imperial Gardens. Memorial service, 11:30 am. Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, Trinity Lutheran Church, 701W. Evans Ave., with Pastor Randy Bolt officiating. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church and school. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Perry, Carmon
Carmon Perry - Deseret News - January 29, 2012 - Carmon Perry, our loving and faithful father, passed peacefully away at age 90 in his home of natural causes on January 27, 2012. He was born September 20, 1921 in Cokedale, Colorado and spent his youth living in Kemmerer, Wyoming. He attended Wyoming University until the start of World War II when he joined the US Navy and gave five years of dedicated service. After the war he met his eternal sweetheart, Lucy Woolley, from Magna, Utah. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on February 28, 1951. They lived most of their married life in Price, Utah. He is survived by his good wife and his five children; Michael, Kathleen, Alan, Doug, and Nancy. His descendants include 21 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. They are the joy of his life! Throughout his life Carmon was an active, faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a member of the Lions Club for over 40 years. A viewing for family and friends will be held Tuesday, January 31st from 6:30-8:00 pm at the LDS Chapel located at 7079 West Rose Canyon in Herriman, Utah. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am at the same location on Wednesday, February 1st and an additional viewing will be held an hour prior to services.

Perry, George D. Jr.
George D. Perry Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 2009 - George D. Perry Jr., 87, passed away on March 27, 2009. Born on Sept. 28, 1921, to George D. Sr. and Clara Perry in Yoder, Colo., and moved to Pueblo shortly after his birth. George is survived by his wife, Betty (Littig); daughters, Cathy (Dwight) Hellmers, Judy (Chris) Rogers and Luanne (Scott) Thornburg; grandchildren, Joy (Sean) Rutherford, Andrew Hellmers and Jillian Rogers; brother, James Perry of Kansas; brother-in-law, Lawrence Joseph of Pueblo West; and special friends, Lou and Marcie Carpenter. George graduated from Centennial High School in 1937, attended Pueblo Junior College, served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, and graduated from the University of Colorado in 1947 with a BSEE degree in electrical engineering. Employed by Southern Colorado Power Company and retired October 1986. George was active in Trinity Lutheran Church for many years, and enjoyed fishing. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2009, Trinity Lutheran Church, 701 W. Evans. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church and School. Arrangements through Imperial Funeral Home.

Perry, John Stuart
John Stuart Perry - Fort Worth Star-Telegram - September 24, 2008 - John Stuart Perry had three sayings he tried to live by. Measure twice, cut once. Put it where it will fall and it can' t fall there. Take care of your tools and your tools will take care of you. Mr. Perry, a journeyman cabinetmaker and lifelong carpenter, spent years building houses, crafting cabinets, designing and building sets for television shows, carving wood, making pottery, painting canvases and more. "He was a Renaissance man," said Rod Perry, 60, his oldest son. "I never heard him say he couldn' t do something. It was just assumed that he could do it." Mr. Perry, 91, died Sunday at a local hospital. He was born in Trinidad, Colo., in 1917 to Wilbur and Josephine Perry, but his father died after being bitten by a rabid cat five years later. His mother later married Myron Chesley, known as Pop, who was a carpenter and cabinetmaker and taught his children to follow in his footsteps. Mr. Perry used those skills throughout his life, although an accident early on almost changed everything. When he was 23 and working seven days a week on a Las Vegas job site, he slipped on lumber on the ground and nearly cut his arm off. Mr. Perry was on his fourth marriage when he wed Mike' s mother, Cornelia Van Dora Franklin, in 1950. The union lasted 50 years until she died in 2001. Besides the boys, they had a daughter, Patricia. The family moved to Fort Worth in the early 1950s, and Mr. Perry held several jobs, including working as a contractor at Colonial Country Club and on dorms at Texas Christian University. He also did building maintenance at KFJZ radio and at KTVT/Channel 11. There he built sets for the Channel 11 news; the Galloping Gourmet cooking show; Icky Twerp, who hosted Slam Bang Theater; and the KFJZ and KPLX broadcast rooms. "Creative should have been his middle name," said Palmer Moyniham, a longtime friend. "He had an incredible mind for thinking about things out of the box." His handiwork extended to his home, where he gutted and rebuilt his kitchen in American walnut. He crafted items from wooden coin banks to cedar chests. Before he retired, he expanded his interests, taking up woodcarving, painting, pottery and more. "He was an environmentalist before it was cool," Mike Perry said. "He could take $10 worth of junk and turn it into $500 worth of beauty." Mr. Perry also took up breeding angelfish and pink catfish, even turning his garage into a solar-powered aquarium. There, he stacked more than 100 tanks holding thousands of fish, which he ultimately sold, helping fund his retirement. The "fish house" was later turned into an art studio and then into an apartment for Rod Perry, a cancer survivor. Mr. Perry kept coming up with innovative ideas until the day he died. "A week ago, he was sharing ideas with me about how to harness wind power," Mike Perry said. "He had such ability.'  He could pick up a wood stick and design a house around that stick," he said. "He was a perfectionist without being ornery." Funeral 1:30 p.m. Friday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home, 2301 N. Sylvania Ave. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Perry, Male
Mr. Perry - Daily Rocky Mountain News - January 19, 1873 - Territorial Gossip - Perry, the man who engaged in the duel with Tom Hicklin, down on the Green horn, died of the wound received from the latter' s pistol.

Perry, Margaret Lucille
Margaret Lucille Perry - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2011 - Margaret Lucille Perry, 89, passed away April 15, 2011. Preceded in death by her husband, James Perry Sr.; daughter, Sandra Woodard; great-grandson, Zachary Woodard; eight brothers, and one sister. Survived by children, Beverly Graham, Jamie Mascarenas and James Perry Jr.; grandchildren, Doug (Rhonda) Woodard, Robin (Dan) Watson, Juli Espinoza, Christina Mascarenas and Roxanne (Dennis) Britt; great-grandchildren, Cody Derner, Brandon Woodard, Chelsea Woodard and Sidney Peter Richard; sisters, Nellie Warders and Kelma Burry; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends, including her furry friends. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at Imperial Funeral Home. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Tuesday at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Kidney Foundation through the funeral home. The family sends special thanks to University Park Care Center and Parkview Medical Center for their loving care. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Perse, Helen
Helen Perse - Pueblo Chieftain - July 4, 2010 - Helen Perse, 81, passed away peacefully, July 1, 2010, after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her son, Marc; grandson, Taylor; and daughter-in-law, Denise. Helen is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Richard "Dick" Perse; three sons, Richard (Nancy) Perse II, Greg Perse and Kurt (Anna Marie) Perse; sisters, Marie Mutz and Sister Rose Marie Rupar OSB; sister-in-law, Margaret Cullen; grandchildren, Suzanne (Geoff) Whitmer, Luke Perse, Matthew Perse and Daniel Perse; great-grandson, Zachary; numerous nieces and nephews and cousin, Eileen Kaplan. Please omit food and flowers. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Mary' s Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Perse, Juanita M.
Juanita M. Perse - Pueblo Chieftain - June 1, 2009 - Juanita M. Perse passed away on May 30, 2009, at the age of 83 in Salida, Colo. A longtime resident of Pueblo, Colo., she was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund (Chick) Perse; and parents, Grover and Anna Stone. Juanita is survived by her son, Kenneth and his wife, Cynda; granddaughter, Krystal Michklich and husband, Jason; sister, Norma Hollenzer and her husband, Robert; and numerous nieces and nephews. Juanita and Chick were owners of the popular Kozy Korner tavern for over 35 years. She was a good and fun loving woman who lived a full life. She will be missed by all. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday June 2, 2009, St. Mary Catholic Church, 217 E. Mesa. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery will follow. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Perse, Richard
Richard "Dick" Perse - Pueblo Chieftain - August 7, 2011 - Richard "Dick" Perse, 84, passed away Aug. 5, 2011. He was predeceased by his wife, Helen; son, Marc; grandson, Taylor; and daughter-in-law, Denise. Survived by children, Richard (Nancy) Perse II, Greg Perse and Kurt (Anna Marie) Perse; sister, Margaret Cullen; grandchildren, Suzanne (Geoff) Whitmer, Luke Perse, Matthew Perse and Daniel Perse; great-grandson, Zachary; sisters-in-law, Marie Mutz; and Sister Rose Marie Rupar OSB; special cousin, Eileen Kaplan; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Dick served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Visitation, 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, at George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 7 p.m. Tuesday, St. Mary Church. Interment, 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Roselawn Cemetery. Please omit food and flowers. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Pershin, Frank J.
Frank J. Pershin - Pueblo Chieftain - December 4, 2006 - Frank J. "Ponch" Pershin, 80, passed away Dec. 2, 2006. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Ann Pershin; and his son, Steven. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Patricia, of the family home; children, Frank (Kay), Tom (Cindy), Bill (Janice) Pershin; daughter-in-law, Florence Pershin; grandchildren, Aimee (Scott) Main, Ann Pershin, Jenna Bergstrom, Justin Pershin, Christopher Pershin, Kristy Pershin, Josh Pershin; three great-grandchildren, Allie Kay, Michael and Heavenlee; two sisters, Anna Mae (Jack) Paulovec, Marge (Don) Zakrasick; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Frank was a member of the Eagles No. 145. He was a loving husband, father, father-in-law, and Papa to his grandchildren. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Christopher Hulett, Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Father Liam Courtney. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in Frank's memory to the Shrine of St. Therese or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office. Also, please visit Frank's memorial at www.mem.com.

Personette, Willis
Willis Personette - Pueblo Chieftain - May 3, 2009 - Willis Personette passed away on April 29, 2009 in Pueblo. Willis was born on Sept. 2, 1920, in Brookville, Ind., to Roy and Ella Mae Personette. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served as an airplane engine mechanic during World War II. Willis was preceded in death by his wife, Ella Mae, in 1985; and his son, Willis Wayne Personette, in 1970. His survivors include several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. As per his request, no service. Cremation, Davis Crematory. He will be laid to rest next to his wife and son in the Roselawn Cemetery.

Peryatel, Isabel B.
Isabel B. Peryatel - Pueblo Chieftain - January 1, 2009 - Isabel B. Peryatel, 90, passed away Dec. 28, 2008. Survived by her daughter, Sharlene (Chuck) Gillispie of Pueblo; sister, Elizabeth Bennett of Raton, N.M.; grandchildren, Renee (Jack) Farris of Rulison, Colo. and Brad (Melissa) Gillispie of Pueblo; great-grandchildren, Rex Cameron, Alex Gillispie and Ashley Gillispie; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Peryatel; and three brothers. Isabel was born to Richard and Lena Gaskin on Nov. 25, 1918, in Cimarron, N.M. She worked as an Administrative Assistant for the Colorado State Hospital. She loved bingo and playing cards. Member of First Presbyterian Church and Elkettes No. 90. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Suzanne D'Spain as officiant. At a later date, Isabel's final resting place will be at Mountain View Cemetery Scattering Garden. Special thank you to Life Care Center of Pueblo for the care they gave Isabel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Life Care Center of Pueblo through the funeral home.

Peterlin, Edward L.
Edward L. Peterlin - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 2009 - Edward L. Peterlin, 79, left this world peacefully to be with the Lord on April 16, 2009. He was born in Pueblo on Aug. 4, 1929. Survived by his wife of 51 years, Virginia; daughters, Frances (Greg) Mistler and Patricia (Bradley) Allan; brothers, John (Joan) Peterlin, Flossmoor, Ill., and Don (Marla) Peterlin; brother-in-law, Charles W. (Josephine) Perko and numerous family members. A 1946 Central graduate and graduate of UC-Boulder Business School, with a master' s degree from the University of Northern Colorado, Certified Public Accountant and retired professor from CSU-Pueblo. Edward also was a United States Army veteran. The family wishes to thank the staff of Dr. Christopher Smith, Life Care Center and Guardian Home Care for their compassionate care. The family will receive friends and family at George McCarthy Funeral Home, from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2009. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at St. Mary' s Catholic Church (307 E. Mesa Ave.) with Father Ben Bacino officiating. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be made to the St. Mary' s Prayer Garden. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Peters, Barbara Ann
Barbara Ann Peters - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2010 - Barbara Ann Peters passed away Dec. 18, 2010, in Pueblo, Colo. She was 71. Born May 14, 1939, in Snyder, Texas, Barbara spent most of her life in Alaska and Colorado. Barbara loved to quilt and spend time with her family. Her favorite pastime was to shop for her grandchildren. Barbara is survived by her husband, John Peters; sons, Whitney and Rod Myers (and wife, Linda); father, George Hunter; grandchildren, Leah and Kade Myers; and nephew, Chris Thomas. Barbara will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon today, Dec. 21, with graveside service at 12:30 p.m. at Crown Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, Colo.

Peters, Judith A.
Judith A. Peters - Albuquerque Journal - July 23, 2010 - Judith A. Peters, age 65, a resident of Albuquerque, NM, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2010. She was born on June 29, 1945 in Trinidad, CO to the union of Lillian and Felix Trujillo. She was preceded in death by her father Felix; and brother Robert Trujillo. Judith leaves behind her beloved mother Lillian Trujillo of Albuquerque, NM; brother Dan Trujillo and wife Lydia of Las Vegas, NM, Michael Trujillo of Albuquerque, NM. She is also survived by her children, Kevin, Andrew Trujillo, Carrie Peters and Patrick Alires all from Albuquerque; she also leaves behind numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mass will be held in Trinidad, CO, July 30, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Church.

Peters, Marjorie Ruth
Marjorie Ruth (Williams) Peters - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 2010 - Marjorie Ruth (Williams) Peters, 87, passed away Feb. 23, 2010. Preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Rudy Peters; sister, Doris Chase; and brother, Glenn Williams. Survived by children, Sharon (Chuck) McPherson, Security, Colo., Ken (Trish) Peters, Rush, Colo., Janice (Dave) Gaudio, Golden, Colo., Patty Succo, Greeley, Colo., and Michele (Dave) McDonald, Evergreen, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and sister, Clara Glenn, Pueblo. Marjorie was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Welcome Neighbors County Extension Club, Pueblo Chapter No. 7 of Order of the Eastern Star and Lydia Circle of Wesley United Methodist Church. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2:30 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to either Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Wesley United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Petersen, Carl L.
Carl L. Petersen - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2009 - Carl L. Petersen, 89, passed away on Feb. 7, 2009. He was preceded in death by his wife, Olga; and survived by his sister, Irma Jean DeWitt; sister-in-law, Silvia Plute; special friend, Pat Stuart; and numerous nieces and nephews. Carl served in the U.S. Navy during WW II. He was a longtime member of Tabor Lutheran Church, where the memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12th. Please note place of service - Tabor Lutheran Church. Inurnment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Petersen, Carolyn M.
Carolyn M. Peterson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 12, 1932 - Funeral services for Carolyn M. Peterson will be held Monday at 2 p.m., in the Decker chapel at Colorado Springs, Colo. Geo. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Petersen, Mary Frances
Mary Frances (Lewis) Petersen - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 2012 - Mary Frances (Lewis) Petersen was born in 1921 in Hale Center, Texas, and resided with her family in Pueblo, Colo., from 1930-1958. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Lewis and Ada (Lewis) Blanc; and her husband of 30 years, Clifford Frank Petersen. Mary Petersen in survived by her daughter, Maura Petersen Celik; son-in-law, Erdim Celik; grandson, Kenan Celik; and granddaughter, Karen Celik of Kernersville, N.C. She also is survived by her brother, James Blanc and sister-in-law, Alberta Blanc; sister, Geraldine Lane and brother-in-law, Gerald Lane; sister, Virginia Frazier of Pueblo, Colo.; and sister-in-law, Ruth Lewis of Jupiter, Fla.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Petersen, Mavis
Mavis Petersen - Pueblo Chieftain - June 3, 2010 - Mavis Petersen, 95, passed away on May 31, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold ' Pete'  Petersen, and son, Wayne Petersen. Mavis is survived by her son, Ray (Carol) Petersen; daughter, Debra (Rich) Hadley; grandchildren, Chuck (Rebecca) Petersen, Arlonna (Rick) Congdon, Penny (Lee) Bruchez, Trevor (Sarah) Hadley; and seven great-grandchildren. Viewing from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 4, 2010, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Her service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 5, 2010, Rye Home Methodist Church. Interment at Brookside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Rye Methodist Church. Under the direction of Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Petersen, Myra
Myra Petersen - Pueblo Chieftain - August 1, 1973 - Myra Petersen, July 30, 1973, in a local hospital after a long illness. Wife of J. P. Petersen of the family home 1916 Claremont. Mother of Lee Edwards, 1532 E. 17th where the family may be contacted, and Mrs. Olive Lorene Koke, Pueblo. Grandmother of five. Sister of Dan Nelson, Oklahoma City. Stepmother of Mrs. Gloria Kuhle and Mrs. Beverly Kenney, both of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Mrs. Betty Kollias, San Antonio, Tex., and Don Petersen, Pierre, S.D. Member of Broadway Christian Church. Born July 10, 1896 in Boone, Iowa. Pueblo resident since 1923. Mr. and Mrs. Petersen were married in 1950, moving to Sioux Falls, S.D. and returning to Pueblo after Mr. Petersen's retirement in 1957. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with Pastor Wayne Ward officiating. To Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Peterson, Glenn Edgar
Glenn Edgar Peterson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 2011 - Glenn Edgar Peterson died tragically in a fire at his home in Silver Cliff on July 24, 2011. Glenn was born on April 28, 1928, to Edgar and Hazel Peterson in Kanorado, Kan. Glenn married Anna Mae Rafferty in Pueblo in 1950 and they had three children, David, Karen and Jerold. Glenn lived with his family in Pueblo, then relocated to Westcliffe and Silver Cliff. Glenn was preceded in death by Anna Mae; his brother, Lynn; and son and daughter, David and Karen. He is survived by brothers, Lloyd (Joann), Berl (Marty); sister, Shirley (Robert) Clarke; son, Jerold (Kathi); daughter-in-law, Lora Peterson; son-in-law, Vernon Collins; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Ula Cemetery in Westcliffe. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Peterson, James B. (Daughter of)
Miss Peterson - Rocky Mountain News - May 20, 1892 - Miss Peterson Dead - Result of Criminal Intimacy With a Denver Man - Pueblo, Colo., May 19 - A Miss Peterson, who up to about the first of the year was employed as a stenographer by a prominent Denver business man, died in this city of peritonitis on Tuesday, and a desperate effort was made to keep the matter quiet. Her child is still living. At the last it was necessary to pawn her jewelry for medicine. The girl' s father will arrive from Creston, Iowa, in the morning. Chief of Police Farley has the letters which it is thought prove who is the father of the child. W. L. Durbin, formerly secretary of the manufacturers' bureau, said last night that Miss Peterson had worked for him at intervals for a year. She left Denver for her home in Creston last July, since which time he had not heard of her. He did not know whom she associated with. She was about 22 years of age, a brunette and of most exemplary character. Mr. Durbin thought she taught Sunday school in one of the Denver churches and never tried to make acquaintances. He could not understand how she happened to be in Pueblo, nor what her father would gain by coming to Colorado. Her letters of introduction were from ministers at her Eastern home. Rocky Mountain News - May 21, 1892 - Price of Her Ruin - James B. Peterson On His Way to Denver to Avenge the Honor of His Only Daughter - James B. Peterson of Creston, Iowa, is on his way home with the remains of his daughter, who died in Pueblo Thursday, as related in yesterday' s News, under circumstances that proved beyond doubt that she had been ruined. As soon as he has laid her in the grave he will come to Denver and take steps to punish the seducer. On her deathbed the unfortunate girl made a statement in which she charged a very prominent Denver citizen of being the author of her downfall. This statement has been forwarded to the police department of this city, but they have refrained from disclosing either the statement or the name of the betrayer therein mentioned, for the very reason that the matter is outside their jurisdiction until such time as the father of the girl shall institute a criminal action. In the possession of the police also are letters from the alleged betrayer to the unfortunate girl, sent from Denver during her stay in Pueblo prior to her death; and it is stated positively that these letters are incriminating to a degree. Turned Back Home - The father of the girl arrived in Pueblo yesterday and found out that her sickness, of which he had been notified, had terminated fatally. Instead of coming to Denver as had been his intention, and publicly branding the wrecker of his daughter' s honor, he took the train East last night with the body of his daughter. Mr. Peterson is a very well-to-do farmer, living within two miles of Creston, and his daughter' s departure from home was because of a belief that the air and sunshine of Colorado would benefit her health. When she arrived here a little over a year ago, being a young lady of spirit, she set about to earn her living by stenography and typewriting. During her residence here she was in the employ of W. L. Durbin, Samuel Lesem, N. Q. Tanquary, the Colorado Coal and Iron company and several other firms, and acquired a good reputation for proficiency in her calling. Once since her arrival she returned to her old home to see a sister buried and was gone but a short time. Mr. Farley is Quiet - Chief of Police Farley was seen yesterday by a reporter for The News and admitted that he had seen some of the correspondence mentioned forwarded from Pueblo and had also made inquiries from Mr. Durbin and others in whose employ the girl had been, but that he was not in a position at present to divulge his information. Mr. Durbin, her first employer, was seen again last night by a reporter. He stated that he did not particularly care to mix up in the matter. When the girl left here to go to Pueblo he had given her a letter of recommendation and had heard no further from her or her sickness and death until he had been aroused from his sleep yesterday morning by a News reporter. From information gleaned at Pueblo yesterday it is certain that the dead girl' s father is terribly wrought up over the affair, and will never be satisfied until the law has found out and punished the grievous wrong done his family. When he returns here the information now in the hands of the police will be placed at his disposal and matters will be pushed to a red hot end for the guilty man.

Peterson, Jesse
Jesse Peterson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2012 - Man presumed dead after boating accident - A trainee with Outward Bound is presumed dead after a boating accident at a high-mountain lake in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Jesse Peterson, 28, of Alma was canoeing with another trainee Friday on Willow Lake when the boat overturned amid high winds, roughly 10 to 15 feet from the shore. Search efforts by other trainees on Friday and Saguache County Search and Rescue on Saturday and Sunday were unsuccessful. The search was called off with the concurrence of Peterson' s family, Sheriff Mike Norris said in a news release Tuesday. Natalie Brechtel, 28, was in the boat with Peterson at the time of the accident. She told authorities that Peterson said he did not know how to swim, although he had experience with canoes. Brechtel said after the boat overturned she swam to a rock ledge near the shore and could still see Peterson hanging on to the boat but when she reached the shore he was gone.

Peterson, Jon Nicholas
Jon Nicholas Peterson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 14, 2011 - Jon Nicholas Peterson, 73, born Feb. 7, 1938, passed away July 12, 2011. Cremation with a memorial service at his home at Pueblo Regional Care Center at a later date. ' For what is it to die, but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?'  Kahlil Gibran

Peterson, Marilyn Marjorie
Marilyn Marjorie Peterson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2011 - Marilyn Marjorie Peterson, born April 1, 1939, in Dunseith, N.D., entered heaven Feb. 17, 2011. Marilyn was greeted in heaven by her son, Mark "Mutt" Peterson; parents, Prince and Gladys Leonard; brothers, Donald Peterson and Douglas Peterson. Left on Earth to cherish her memory is her sister, Marylis Carter, Jamestown, N.D.; sister-in-law, Audrey Leonard; daughter-in-law, Lisa Peterson; Wayne, Mil, and Edi. Also wonderful extended family and friends. We will all remember her wonderful baking and wicked sense of humor. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Peterson, Mark L.
Mark L. "Mutt" Peterson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 2010 - Mark L. "Mutt" Peterson entered this life on Nov. 22, 1962, and entered eternal life on Nov. 20, 2010. Survived by wife, Tambra Lyn Peterson; father, Wayne (Mil) Peterson; mother, Marilyn Peterson; stepchildren, Traci (Thomas) Buntenbah, Danielle Jones and Matthew Pryor; stepsister, Edi (Tony) Colletti; brothers-in-law, David Jones and Danny (April) Jones; sister-in-law, Becky Caffrey; numerous nieces, nephews, family members and friends. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, Family Worship Center, 3800 Parker Blvd.

Peterson, Mary Hugh (Sister)
Sister Mary Hugh Peterson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 3, 2011 - Sister Mary Hugh Peterson, 89, died peacefully in her sleep with her dear friend, Sherry Koski, by her side at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Pueblo. Sister was born in San Acacio, Colo., on March 26, 1922, to Joseph and Margaret (Tighe) Peterson. She was baptized under the name of Josephine Margaret Peterson, the third of four siblings. She attended elementary school in San Acacio and graduated from Antonito High School in 1940. She entered the Benedictine community of nuns on June 14, 1940, at Mount St. Scholastica Convent in Atchison, Kan. She received the habit on Dec. 13, 1940, and was given the name of Sister Mary Hugh. She made first vows on Jan. 1, 1946. She taught in elementary schools in Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri. In 1958, she returned to Colorado and taught in Walsenburg, Antonito, Monte Vista, and at the Cathedral in Pueblo. She earned her bachelor's degree at Mount St. Scholastica and her master's degree in art at Adams State College, Alamosa, Colo. After one year in Canon City, she decided to leave the teaching profession and became the religious coordinator at the Shrine of St. Therese in Pueblo, Colo. She retired from this position in 1986, spent one year at Benet Hill Monastery and the next year in Castle Rock, Colo. She was a charter member of Benet Hill in Colorado Springs. Sister returned to Pueblo in 1988 and for five years worked in the pastoral ministry by visiting the sick and elderly in St. Pius X Parish. She retired from this position and cared for an elderly friend until her friend's death. She and her sister, Sister Mary Clare Peterson retired and bought a home in Pueblo, where they lived until her sister passed away. In 2005, she moved to the Richmond Apartments in Pueblo. She was a member of Our Lady of Knock Legion of Mary at the Shrine of St. Therese. Her survivors are her brother, Tom (Kate) Peterson; nephews and nieces, James, Thomas, Karen, Kathy and Theresa of Long Island, New York. She also is survived by her nephew, Mike (Lorena) Peterson of Manassa, Colo., Mary Ellen (Craig) Williamson of Seward, Alaska, Jean (Delbert) Lorenz and Joan (Jerry) Lorenz, both of San Acacio, Colo. She also has numerous grandnieces and nephews and great-grandnieces and nephews. Sister was a person who loved people. She made many friends wherever she lived and often referred to herself as the "Vagabond Nun" because she had lived in so many places. She had a wonderful sense of humor and an infectious laugh. She was an artist and sent friends and family lovely homemade Christmas cards each year. She loved and served the Lord for 71 years as a Benedictine nun and touched many peoples' lives. Well done, good and faithful servant. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave., with the Most Rev. Fernando Isern, D.D. and the Rev. Monsignor Edward Nunez concelebrating. She will be buried in the Catholic Cemetery in San Luis, Colo., beside her beloved sister, Sister Mary Clare Peterson, on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Shrine of St. Therese through the funeral home.

Peterson, Pearl Alice
Pearl Alice Peterson - Hutchinson News - May 16, 2007 - Pearl Alice Peterson, 101, died Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at Pratt Rehabilitation and Residence Center, Pratt. She was born December 30, 1905, at Trinidad, Colo., the daughter of the late Franklin and Elizabeth Zimmerman Wyatt. She went to school in Woodward, Okla., and Preston. She worked as a telephone operator and belonged to the Friendship Club in Pratt. On March 17, 1926, she married Raymond A. Peterson in Pratt. He died June 17, 1993. Survivors include: one daughter, Maxine, and husband Warren Jantz of Pratt; a daughter-in-law, Doris Peterson, Junction City; six grandchildren, Kirk, Kerry, Kevin & Kyle Peterson, Alan Jantz, and Marsha Thompson; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons Walter and Richard Peterson; three brothers, Rufus, B.D. and Wilson Wyatt; and three sisters, Florence DuPont, Leona Davis, and Drusey Mayes. Funeral service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Larrison Mortuary, Pratt, with the Rev. Stan Hendershot officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to South Wind Hospice or Pratt county Humane Society, in care of Larrison Mortuary, 300 Country Club Rd, Pratt, KS 67124.

Peterson, Phillip Daniel
Phillip Daniel Peterson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2011 - Phillip Daniel Peterson began his earthly journey Sept. 16, 1948, in Pueblo, Colo. He entered into eternal life Dec. 21, 2010, in Hilo, Hawaii, during the lunar eclipse. Preceded in death by grandparents, Lizzie and Phillip Runco and Lillian and A.J. Peterson; uncle, Guy Runco; aunt, Doris Runco. Phil leaves to cherish his memory, loving parents, Mary (Susie) and Charlie Peterson; sons, Shawn and Shea (Malu) Peterson; grandchildren, Daniel, Courtney and Lila Peterson; devoted sister, Patricia Retzlaff; niece, Michelle; great-nephew, Noah; uncle, Nick Runco; aunts, Dorothy Runco, Irene Droz, Wanda Farris and Geneva Johnson; many cousins and friends; friend and caregiver, Tina Stober. Phil will be remembered for his love of nature and his compassion. He will live in our hearts forever. Memorial service, noon Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, First Congregational Church, Jackson and Evans. Please omit food and flowers. Reception following service.

Peterson, Robert M.
Robert M. Peterson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 6, 2009 - Robert M. Peterson, 65, passed away suddenly on Nov. 22, 2009, at his home in Santee, Calif. Bob was born Dec. 25, 1943, in Salt Lake City, and grew up in Pueblo. After graduating from Central High School in 1961, he entered the Navy and moved to San Diego. In 1970, he joined the San Diego Police Department, and retired as sergeant after serving 29 years. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Caris Peterson; and by his stepmother, Ruth; and his older brother, Donald. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Joyce; and by his children, Scott (Ellen) Peterson of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Michelle (Will) Mosman of Anchorage, Alaska, and Jeff Peterson of Boise, Idaho; as well as by seven grandchildren. He also is survived by his brother, Kenneth (Maggie) Peterson; and his stepbrothers, Larry (Barbara) Matthes and Roy Barnes, all of Denver. Memorial service, 1:30 p.m. Dec. 9, 2009, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, 401 Broadway. Please do not send flowers. If anyone wishes to contribute in some way, donations may be made in Bob' s name to the San Diego Police Widows' and Orphans' Fund, 8388 Vickers St., San Diego, CA, 92111, or to the American Heart Association. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Peterson, Wilkins O.
Wilkins O. Peterson - Pueblo Indicator - December 25, 1937 - W. O. Peterson Passed Away - Attorney Wilkins O. Peterson, 61, passed away at the family home, 926 East Second street, December 17, following a year' s illness. He put up a courageous fight for life and was composed and hopeful to the end. He was born at Rye, in Pueblo county and worked on the farm in his boyhood days, attended the rural school and then graduated from the Centennial High school in Pueblo. He studied law and became one of the foremost attorneys of the state. He was noted for his tireless work and crowded a great deal in to a comparatively short life. As a member of the state legislature he was known as one of the hardest workers there and was generally consulted by others for the reliable information he possessed. Always a strict Republican in politics he has the good-will of all for his fairness. Besides his widow, Mrs. Mary L. Peterson, he leaves a son, Joseph, and daughter, Sara, of this city. The law practice established many years ago will be carried on by his son Joseph Peterson. All city and court house offices were closed out of respect for the deceased. Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian church the 20th and was well attended by many friends and neighbors and people in all walks of life.

Petet, David Charles
David Charles Petet - Huerfano World Journal - October 6, 2011 - Dave Charles Petet died in his sleep on September 22, 2011. Dave moved to Walsenburg, CO in the spring of 2008. He and his wife, Pat had purchased land in 1999 with the dream of retiring in Colorado where Dave could enjoy his interests of wildlife photography, hunting and rafting. Dave was born in Manhattan, KS July 26, 1946. His father, Murel W. Petet and his mother, Myrna Dabbs are both deceased. His parents divorced early in his life and Dave spent much of his childhood moving between his parents and his maternal grandparents. Dave was passionate about the military and joined the Kansas National Guard, and served in the United States Army Reserves for twenty-three years. He retired from the service as a Lieutenant Colonel. He relished logistics and managing medical services to support military missions. Dave worked as an electrical power lineman for many years with Westar Energy. He was forced to retire due to a back injury in 2001. This experience made him even more aware of the suffering of people and became active in the Democratic Party in Topeka. He avidly upheld the values of the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Dave was married to Janice Petet for 23 years and they had three children who survive him Denise Marie Petet, Crystal Diane Petet-Barnes and Melody Dawn Petet-Snyder. He is survived by two grandchildren Cayman Rae Barnes and Zoey Jane Petet-Snyder. Dave married his second wife Patricia W. Henry on New Years Eve of 1993. They enjoyed many years of adventures including snorkeling and diving in the Caribbean; dog sledding in Minnesota; rafting in Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho and Utah and observing polar bears in Canada. A service honoring his life and his spirit will be held at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home on Friday September 30, 2011 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the following: Mission Wolf Colorado; Population Connection (formerly Zero Population Growth); the Democratic Party: or the Nature Conservancy. Services by Boies-Ortega Funeral Home in Walsenburg.

Petrey, Vess
Vess Petrey - Pueblo Indicator - July 27, 1929 - Avondale - The community extends sympathy to the bereaved family and their relatives of Mr. Vess Petrey, who passed away last week. His sister, Mrs. Walter, resides in Avondale.

Petric, John Michael
John Michael Petric - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2010 - John Michael Petric, 57, passed away May 14, 2010. Preceded in death by his mother, Carol Joanne Petric; and infant sister, Carol Sue Petric. He is survived by his father, John L. Petric; stepmother, Shirley Ann Petric; brother, Thomas Petric; son, Robert Thomas Petric; nieces and nephews, Ryan and Amy Petric, Stephen Cody and Taylor Colarelli; stepsister, Cathy Colarelli; special friend, Robert Brown; and numerous other family members. John was an actor, author, educator and a member of the 3rd Order of Franciscans. He also was one of the founders of the Damon Runyon Theater Co. His favorite pastimes were reading, camping, skiing, scuba diving and listening to the whales. Private family viewing today, followed by cremation. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Thursday, St. Mary Church. Reception to follow. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Petrocco, Frank A.
Frank A. Petrocco - Pueblo Chieftain - July 3, 2011 - Frank A. Petrocco, 94, passed away on June 28, 2011. Mr. Petrocco was a Pueblo fixture, having lived and worked in Pueblo for most of his long and full life. Frank was frequently greeted by persons who recounted memories associated with him or who thanked him for a generous gesture on his part. Frank was born on June 29, 1916, in Concrete, Colo., to Antonio (Tony) and Mary Potestio Petrocco (deceased). The family moved to Pueblo before Frank was 3 years old. Frank served in the 3rd Army in the European theatre during World War II, reaching the rank of Technical Sergeant and earning a Bronze Star. He graduated from Colorado State College (UNC) and earned a master's degree from the University of Arkansas. Frank worked for Pueblo School District 60 for 37 years. He taught at Central High, Park View, Keating Junior High and Jefferson elementary schools. He served as the principal at Edison, Fulton Heights, Central Grade and Bessemer elementary schools. Additionally, Frank worked for many years at Safeway, Creager' s Quality Foods, and So-Lo Discount Foods. Frank also served on the Pueblo Board of Elections. Frank was a member of the National Education Association, Colorado Education Association and Pueblo Education Association ' “ Retired. He also belonged to the Pueblo County Historical Society, Bessemer Historical Society, Colorado Historical Society, Dante Alighieri Society and Nocturnal Adoration Society. He was a longtime member of the Shrine of St. Therese parish. Frank was inducted into the Centennial High School Hall of Fame. He was honored as a member of the Pueblo Community College President' s Circle, and Frank and his wife, Hazel, were honored as Pueblo County Democrats of the year. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Hazel; his sisters, Tomasina Dionisio and Angelina Dionisio; sister-in-law, Marjorie Merkert; and brother-in-law, Lynn E. Felton. Frank is survived by his children, Mona (Bill) Klein, Pueblo, Vicky (Mike) Winterscheidt, Greenwood Village, Colo., and Mario (Sandy) Petrocco, San Diego, Calif.; five grandchildren, Marcena, Pete and Hank Winterscheidt, and Anna and Olivia Petrocco; brother-in-law, James L. (Darlene) Felton of Neola, Iowa; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers and food, the family requests donations in memory of Frank be made to the Pueblo Community College Foundation (Frank and Hazel Felton Petrocco Endowment) or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice c/o George McCarthy Funeral Home. The family wishes to thank the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for the support provided to Frank and his family. A private service was held for immediate family. A public celebration of Mr. Petrocco' s life will be held on Sept. 3, 2011, details to follow. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home. Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 2011 - Public memorial activities for Mr. Petrocco will be held on Sept. 3, 2011. Recitation of the rosary, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, Prayer Garden at St. Mary Help of Christians Church, 217 E. Mesa Ave. Sunday Anticipatory Mass will follow at 5 p.m., celebrated by Father Ben Bacino. A reception commemorating Frank' s life will be held in the Fortino Ballroom at Pueblo Community College, 900 W. Orman Ave., from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home. Pueblo Chieftain - September 3, 2011 - Frank A. Petrocco, 94, passed away on June 28, 2011. A private service was conducted on July 1. Public memorial activities for Mr. Petrocco will be held today, Sept. 3, 2011. Recitation of the rosary will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. in the Prayer Garden at St. Mary Help of Christians Church, 217 E. Mesa Ave. The Sunday anticipatory Mass will follow at 5 p.m., celebrated by Father Ben Bacino. A reception commemorating Frank' s life will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Fortino Ballroom at Pueblo Community College, 900 W. Orman.

Petros, Raymond L. Sr.
Raymond L. Petros Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2009 - Raymond L. Petros Sr., 88, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2009. He was a lifelong Puebloan and was married to his wife, Faye, for over 65 years. He served in the Signal Corps, U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. He worked in auto sales for over 40 years in Pueblo. With his brother, Gus, he owned Petros Motor Sales, a family car dealership, begun by their father in the early 1920s and continuing to 1964. El Pueblo History Museum now is located at the site of the former dealership. He was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Frances (Zaletel) Petros; his daughters, Kathleen (Harry) Boling, Parker, Colo., and Mary Ann (Jerry) Wilson, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and his son, Ray (Catherine) Petros Jr., Golden, Colo.; and his grandchildren, Liz (Bob) Olmstead, Pueblo, Cindy (Kurt) Berg, Loveland, Colo., and Brett Boling, Bardstown, Ky.; and 11 great-grandchildren. He also is survived by his sister, Josephine Majestic. Preceded in death by his father and mother, Andrew M. and Anna Petros; sisters, Mary Petros, Rose Gornick and Carolyn Pfleeger; and brothers, Andy Petros and Gus Petros. He is survived by his sisters-in-law, Annabelle Petros, Rose Jersin, Dorothy (Carl) Zele and Myrtle Zaletel; and many nephews, nieces and their children. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 16, 2009, at Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church, 300 Goodnight Ave. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rev. Roger Patrick Dorcy Cancer Center or Shrine of St. Therese, through the funeral home.

Pettefer, Helen L. Martinez
Helen L. Martinez Pettefer - Pueblo Chieftain - March 1, 2012 - Helen L. Martinez Pettefer, 84, passed away on Feb. 28, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers and three sisters; one great-grandson, Shon Tres Martinez; first husband, Henry ' Moggie'  Martinez; and second husband, Madison Vroom. Helen is survived by her children, Mary Ann Martinez, Charles (Kathy) Martinez, Rita (Fronto) Flores; grandchildren, Henry (Jerri) Borrego, Richard Flores, Shon Martinez, Christopher Flores, Denise Flores, Corey (Karen) Martinez; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Art Luna, Andy (Rosa) Luna; sisters, Fannie (John) Rodriguez, Theresa Garcia; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was past president of the ' Jane Jefferson Club,'  a member of the Ladies Shriner' s and a member of the Legion of Mary. For 25 years, Helen worked for the Pueblo County Treasurer' s office, retiring in 1989. She was a member of and also served as a Eucharistic Minister at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, where a rosary and Mass will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, March 2, 2012. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. today, March 1, 2012. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home, 401 Broadway Ave. Interment will be at Roselawn Cemetery immediately following Mass at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Special thank you from the family to the staff of the Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care, at 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, Colo.

Pettie, Donald Joe
Donald Joe Pettie - Kiowa County Press - April 20, 2004 - Donald Joe Pettie of Eads was born June 12, 1977 at Fort Polk, Louisiana to Joe and Melanie Miller Pettie of Walsenburg. He passed away April 9, 2004 at Walsenburg at the age of 26. Pettie is survived by his parents Joe and Melanie Pettie; sister Stephanie Pettie and nephew Anthony Maldonado all of Walsenburg; grandparents Stan and Marilyn Miller of Rocky Ford and numerous aunts and uncles. Funeral services for Donald Joe were held Tuesday, April 13 at 2 p.m. at the Ustick Donelson Johnson Funeral Home of Rocky Ford with Pastor B.J. Worthen officiating. Music was provided by organist Mrs. B.J. Thomas and congregational songs. Casket Bearers were Jim Chaney, Mark Miller, Ron Martinez, and Mike Maldonado.

Pettit, Charles S.
Charles S. Pettit - Pueblo Chieftain - May 4, 2011 - Charles S. Pettit, 81, passed away May 3, 2011. Survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Pettit; children, George (Diane) Pettit, Dann (Lela) Pettit and Anna Lou (Gregg) White; daughter-in-law, Libby Pettit; sister, Sally (Roger) Maggart; grandchildren, Chip Pettit, Ellen Salazar, Dustin White, Cindy Sharkey, Sheri Pettit, Rodney Pettit and Robert Pettit; and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his son, Steven Pettit; parents, George and Marguerite Pettit; sister, Susan Pratt; and brother-in-law, Earl Pratt. Charles was born Sept. 29, 1929, in Denver, and moved to Pueblo in 1933. He graduated from Centennial High School in 1946, attended PCC and CU Boulder. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Charles and Mary were married Oct. 20, 1951, in Roy, N.M. Charles was a Prudential Insurance agent and was the owner and operator of Valley Claims Service. Most recently, he worked for the trucking industry as an insurance risk manager, retiring in 1999. Charles enjoyed golf, fishing, camping, barbeques and gardening his roses and vegetable garden. Most of all, he loved his family. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorials may be made to Pikes Peak Junior Golf Program through the funeral home.

Pettit, Elizabeth M.
Elizabeth M. ' Betty'  Pettit - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 2010 - Elizabeth M. ' Betty'  Pettit, 79, passed away on July 15, 2010, in Denver, Co. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward J. and Marguerite Pettit, and her sister, Carol Smith. Betty is survived by her brothers and sisters, Rev. Edward G. Pettit, Marguerite (Ray) Clatfelter, Shirley Jean (Don) Kay, JoAnn (Jack) McCartt, Thomas F. (Sharon) Pettit and Kathleen (James) Irwin. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, as well as many grand-nieces and -nephews. Betty taught in several Catholic schools in Montana and Colorado. She took great delight in teaching children to read and her goal was to help each child reach his or her God-given potential. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at St. Mary parish with Father Edward G. Pettit as celebrant. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Petty, Walter Lee
Walter Lee Petty - Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 2012 - Walter Lee Petty, most currently having resided in Florence, passed away at age 86 on Dec. 30, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Anna Elizabeth ' Betty' ; his eight children, 14 grandchildren and the same number of great-grandchildren. Walt, better known as Lee, served in the Navy during WWII from 1941-1945, in the Pacific Theater, and owned the Beyond the Top of the World Arabian Ranch beginning in 1960 and lasting until 1990. Lee, as he preferred his friends call him, owned Walter Petty Meats in Pueblo until 2000, always with a ' the customer is always right'  philosophy. ' You can do anything,'  he told his children, with some amazing results. His son, Guy, now serves as artistic director of Disney Productions in Orlando, Fla., following his mantra, ' I stand on the shoulders of giants.'  Three daughters, Becky, Bonnie, and Cathy, all became nurses. His son, Richard, became a world-renowned trainer and judge of horse shows. Tim, who worked as a meat cutter for King Soopers in Denver, is now retired and living in Ecuador. Walt, his eldest, owns a mainframe computer company, Walter L. Petty, Inc. The remaining surviving son, David, like all of Lee's progeny, practices the same policy of ' Honesty is the best policy'  that their father always espoused. Service was held on Wednesday, Jan. 4, at St. Benedict Church in Florence, Colo. In lieu of flowers, please donate to charity of your choice.

Peulen, Alex Anthony
Alex Anthony Peulen - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2012 - Alex Anthony Peulen, age 55, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in Salem, Ore. He is survived by his loving wife, Brenda; his children, Alison and Adam; and his granddaughter, Tallulah. He also is survived by his parents, Matt and Margaret Peulen; siblings, Kathy (Gary) Lochrie, Mike (Anna) Peulen, Rose (Jeff) Jubert and Mark (Michelle) Peulen; as well as numerous friends and family. Alex loved sports and never missed the chance to watch one of his local high school teams or the Denver Broncos. He cherished his wife and kids but the light of his life was his granddaughter. He was kind and caring and will be missed by all who loved him. At his request, no service will take place.

Pewitt, Leo George
Leo George Pewitt - Pueblo Chieftain - June 9, 2011 - Leo George Pewitt, 32, passed away June 6, 2011, in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was born July 29, 1978, in Canon City, Colo., to George and Wanda (Smith) Pewitt. Leo was a self-employed tattoo artist, who loved spending time with his children. Leo is survived by his fiancΓ©e, Violet Hodgin; children, Kelsea Pewitt, Leanne Pewitt, T.J. Pewitt, Melissa Pewitt, Nethaniel Pewitt, Trinity Leger, Faith Leger and Mikey Leger; father, George (Cathy) Pewitt; mother, Wanda Ciancio; and grandmothers, Mary Smith and Norma Gandenberger. He also is survived by siblings, Scott Pewitt, Tomorrow (Josh) Pewitt, Stacey (Josh) Pewitt, Travis Good and Amber (Chris) Moore; several aunts and uncles; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., prior to funeral service at 2 p.m., Monday, June 13, 2011, at Holt Chapel of the Garden in Canon City. In Leo' s honor, please wear plaid, NO BLACK. A potluck gathering will follow at Mountain View Park in Canon City. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Pewitt Family Memorial Fund at US Bank at 801 Macon Ave., Canon City, CO 81212. Arrangements handled through Holt Family Funeral Home.

Peyton, Frank
Frank Peyton - Pueblo Indicator - February 22, 1913 - Bessemer Briefs - Frank Peyton, a well known aged man about town, died last Tuesday leaving two children, the mother having died about ten years ago.

Peyton, Gertrude
Gertrude Peyton - Atchison (Kansas) Daily Globe - March 7, 1892 - Personal - Mrs. Gertrude Peyton, who lived in Atchison twelve years, died at Pueblo, Colorado, on Wednesday last, where she had gone for relief from consumption.

Pfaffenhauser, Arnold A.
Arnold A. Pfaffenhauser - Progress-Index - October 29, 2005 - Retired U.S. Army Master Sgt. Arnold Arthur Pfaffenhauser, 84, who resided with his daughter in Lewes, Del., died at home on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005. Mr. Pfaffenhauser was born March 13, 1921, in Walsenburg, Colo., son of the late Michael and Katherine Pfaffenhauser. Mr. Pfaffenhauser had a career of more than 20 years in the U.S. Army retiring in 1963. He had served in the 11th Airborne Division. Following his military service, he had worked as a supply supervisor for Firestone in Hopewell, Va., retiring in 1981. He was a Mason with the Powhatan Lodge 124, Petersburg, Va.; a member of the Shriner' s in Richmond, Va., a lifetime member of the VFW and a member of the 507th Infantry Parachute Association. He was devoted to his loving wife, Elli Elizabeth (Klaas) Pfaffenhauser, who passed away in 1995. He is survived his daughter, Ada Lene Smith and her husband, Chester A. Smith Jr., of Lewes; his son, William A. Pfaffenhauser and his wife, Deborah Jeanette, of Milford, Del.; five grandchildren; two brothers, Ernie Pfaffenhauser and Leo Hauser, and a sister, Eloise Mossman, all residing in Colorado. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, Del. Graveside services with military honors will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006, at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21803-0163.

Pfaffenhauser, MichaelAngelo Steven
MichaelAngelo Steven Pfaffenhauser - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2011 - MichaelAngelo Steven Pfaffenhauser, infant, closed his eyes on July 14, 2011, and is waiting to be reunited with his parents in paradise. He is survived by his parents, Steven and Diane Pfaffenhauser; grandparents, Kristina (Hakan) Ayvaz, Raymond Pfaffenhauser, Graciela Romero and Jose Romero; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family and friends. Memorial service, 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, Romero Chapel.

Pfalmer, Edmond F. Jr.
Edmond F. "Sonny" Pfalmer Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 2009 - Edmond F. "Sonny" Pfalmer Jr., 83, went to his final resting place on Jan. 7, 2009. Sonny fought a lengthy illness over the last eight years, and was able to spend his last days at home comforted by family and friends. He was loved deeply by his family and will be sadly missed. Survived by his wife of 63 years, Shirley G. Pfalmer; children, Edmond (Kim) Pfalmer, Janice (Kyle) Clark, Joan (John) Pfalmer, Nancy (Bill) Reorda and Barb (Brannon Tolman); grandchildren, Josh Clark, Gino (Angela) Begano, Brian Begano, Aimee (Nick) Prigmore, Kaylee Reorda, Paige Reorda and Taylor Tolman; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Jackie Johnson; and special friends, George and Cheryl Varga, Joe Gagliano, John Barker, Don Zakrasic, Del and Barb Padilla, Al and Margaret Chenowith, Harry Sayre, Ray and Harriet Cox and Pam Isley. Preceded in death by his son, Gerald; and sister, Jeanne Davis. Sonny was born to Edmond and Lavinia Pfalmer on Sept. 25, 1925, in Trinidad, Colo. He served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard and retired from CF&I as a chief clerk. Sonny was a man of great humor and a loving heart. He loved spending time with his family and taking care of his "little sweetheart," Taylor. Sonny was an avid golfer and fisherman and enjoyed his trips to Cripple Creek. He was a member of BPO Elks of Trinidad. Special thanks to Fresenius Dialysis Center and Sangre de Cristo Hospice. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Waudell Maple officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to Kidney Foundation through the funeral home.

Pfalmer, Shirley
Shirley Pfalmer - Trinidad Times Independent - November 16, 2010 - Shirley Grace (Bryden) Pfalmer, 83, of Pueblo, passed away peacefully Nov. 14, 2010. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years, Edmond F. Pfalmer, Jr.; son, Gerald K. Pfalmer; parents, James Bryden and Velma (Smith) and Joe Putaturo; grandparents, William and Grace Smith. She is survived by her children, Ed (Kim) Pfalmer, Janice (Kyle) Clark, Joan (John Mares) Pfalmer, Nancy (Bill) Reorda, Barbara (Brannon) Tolman; grandchildren, Josh (Kali) Clark, Gino (Angela) Begano, Brian (Shelly) Begano, Aimee (Nick) Prigmore, Kaylee Reorda, Paige Reorda, Taylor Tolman; seven great-grandchildren; and very best friend, her dog BodΓ©. Also survived by special friends, Joe Gagliano, John Barker, Dan Arguello, Don and Margie Zakrasick, Ray Cox and Harriet McGill, Barb Padilla, George and Cheryl Varga, Ginger Meek and Norma Fogel. Shirley was born Oct. 8, 1927, in Trinidad, where she and her husband called home for many years. Shirley was an accomplished singer and pianist early in life as she studied music in Denver. It was during this time that Shirley and Ed exchanged vows and began their journey in life together. She became a wonderful homemaker, loving wife and extra special mother. Shirley enjoyed singing, dancing and socializing with everyone as she seemed never to meet a stranger. She loved trips to Cripple Creek with her beloved husband and daughter, Joanie. Shirley struggled over the past two years trying to deal with the loss of her soul-mate and eventually her broken heart allowed her to reunite with Ed and son, Gerald in eternal life. A special thanks to Visiting Angels Agency, Carrie Rodriguez (caregiver) and Dr. Nancy Moya. The family can rest knowing she and their father are dancing with the angels. There will be no viewing. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, Pueblo. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer' s Association through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003.

Pharr, Julie Ann
Julie Ann Pharr - Pueblo Chieftain - June 2, 2012 - Julie Ann Pharr, 57, of Fowler, passed away on May 30, 2012. She was born in Pueblo, Colo., on July 20, 1954, to Harold G. and Milla Leu (Lange) Vickerman. Julie attended all 12 years of school in Custer County and graduated in 1972. She received her cosmetology certification from Lamar Community College in 1975. Julie married Michael Pharr in Westcliffe, Colo., on Oct. 18, 1975. She worked at the Ark Valley Co-Op in Fowler until declining health forced her to retire in 2011. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Fowler, Colo. She enjoyed reading, and absolutely adored her grandchildren. Julie will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother and grandma. Julie is survived by her husband, Michael Pharr; sons, Scott (Kim) of Pueblo, Colo., and Jared (Becky) of Avondale, Colo.; her mother, Milla Leu Vickerman of Westcliffe, Colo.; her sisters, Debbie (Nick) Edwards of Rush Springs, Okla., and Phyllis (Curt) Wilson of Limon, Colo.; her brother, Larry (Marcia) Vickerman of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brother-in-law, John Pharr (Ina) of Goodland, Kan.; sisters-in-law, Paula (Alvin) of Fort Morgan, Colo., Rosalind Bernhardt and Carla Pharr, both of Evans, Colo.; grandsons, Trevor Pharr of Pueblo, Colo., and Garrett Pharr of Avondale, Colo.; grand daughters, Brooke and Jordyn VanHee of Pueblo, Colo., and Isabella and Emma Pharr of Avondale, Colo.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Services are to be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fowler, Colo. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Rosita Cemetery in Rosita, Colo. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fowler Fire Department, Trinity Lutheran Church in Fowler, or the Arkansas Valley Hospice, P.O. Box 408, La Junta, CO 81050. Eaton Family Funeral Home in Fowler is handling the arrangements.

Phebus, Mr.
Mr. Phebus - Rocky Mountain News - April 6, 1882 - The State at Large - A petition is circulating requesting Governor Pitkin to offer a suitable reward for each or all of the lynchers of the Pueblo prisoners... Pueblo cattle men claim that the stealing of their cattle has been going on for over four years, and for this reason the lynching of Phebus and McGrue was justifiable, seemingly forgetting that their guilt was not proven, and in case of its being established there is a law for such cases. Silver Cliff Weekly Herald - May 4, 1882 - A Fathers Mission - Pueblo, May 1 - H. T. McGrew, of Larned, Kansas, father of the late J. McGrew, arrived in the city yesterday. In conversation with a reporter the old gentleman, who is eighty-two years of age, stated that he wanted the murderers of his son hunted down, and brought to justice; after this craving was satisfied he could die in peace. Mrs. Phebus, of Denver, is expected to meet him at this place.

Phelps, Alliebelle
Alliebelle Phelps - Amarillo Globe Times - November 9, 2007 - Alliebelle Phelps, 84, of Amarillo, formerly of Dumas, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007. Services will be at 4 p.m. today in Morrison Memorial Chapel with Gary Williams, Church of Christ minister of Trinidad, Colo., officiating. Burial will be in Dumas Cemetery by Morrison Funeral Directors. Alliebelle was born Nov. 20, 1922, in Trinidad to James M. and Grace L. Gilpin. On Sept. 17, 1944, she married Paul William Phelps, who preceded her in death on Sept. 13, 1988. She lived in Dumas from 1958 to 1975, Rawlins Wyo., from 1965 to 1975, Lamar, Colo., from 1975 to 1986, returned to Dumas in 1986, and had been a resident of Amarillo since 1990. Alliebelle was a homemaker and a member of Comanche Trail Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph Gilpin and Marvin Gilpin. Survivors include a son, Bob Phelps and wife Linda of Amarillo; two grandsons, Paul Phelps and wife Shannon of Easley, S.C., and James Phelps of Big Spring; a brother, Orville Gilpin of Eugene, Ore.; and two sisters, Shirley Ann Greenhalgh and Beverly Weins both of Eugene.

Phelps, Eloise Ward
Eloise Ward Phelps - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 2010 - Eloise Ward Phelps, 98, of Denver, died April 11, 2010, following complications from a fall. She is survived by her son, Robert Phelps of Denver; her daughter, Kathryn Lovell of East Lansing, Mich.; and three granddaughters. Mrs. Phelps grew up in a large family on a farm in rural North Carolina. After graduating from North Carolina College for Women (now University of North Carolina at Greensboro, UNCG) in 1931 with a degree in library science, her first job was driving a book-mobile around rural Duplin County, N.C. Later, in 1938-39, she was the first white teacher in the new summer library science program at the North Carolina College for Negros in Durham (now North Carolina Central University). This led to a lifelong interest in racial justice and equality. After earning her master' s degree, Mrs. Phelps took a job in Lamar, Colo., as dean of women at Lamar Junior College. There she met her future husband, the late Orva L. Phelps. After Orva' s military service during World War II, the couple moved to Pueblo. In addition to raising two children, Mrs. Phelps served 10 years as a guidance counselor at Pueblo County High School, 10 years as reference librarian at Southern Colorado State College, and organized the Life Long Learning Center at Pueblo Community College. She was an active member of League of Women Voters, AAUW, Delta Kappa Gamma and PEO. After her third retirement, she moved to Denver and continued to advocate two things: lifelong learning and her desire for universal peace and cooperation. Her memoirs were compiled into a book: ' My Life: From the Horse and Buggy to the Internet.'  Private graveside services to be scheduled. Please remember Eloise by sending memorial donations to the Gerontology Program at UNCG: Gerontology Fund No. 255215, UNCG Advancement Services, P.O. Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402.

Phelps, Eunice Allegra
Eunice Allegra Phelps - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2010 - Eunice Allegra Phelps, 92, passed away Feb. 15, 2010. Survived by her children, Gerry Phelps, Joyce McElvane, Larry (Linda) Phelps and Stanley (Leslyn) Phelps; siblings, Leo (Joyce) Woodruff and Rose Shelley; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, F.F. "Cotty" Phelps. Eunice was born April 19, 1917, in Lyons, Neb., to Bert and Elsie Woodruff. She, with the love of her life and husband of 63 years, Cotty, farmed and ranched in Pinon, Colo., for 27 years. They then moved to Wyoming where they owned and operated the Black Watch Ranch and ultimately ended their career in ranching by fulfilling their dream of owning the famous Pitch Fork Ranch in Idaho. Eunice possessed a selfless quality that is all but gone today... "the spirit and love of the West." She wore a coat of many colors. Though content living on a ranch away from the city lights, her quick wit and sense of humor along with girlish charm endeared her to all she knew and met. The foundation of her life was built on the solid ground of faith and integrity. She was our rock. As she departs this world, emptiness surrounds us ' ” yet we rejoice in knowing she is home ' ” home where she belongs. She was a member of Northside Christian Church, Pinon Arts and Crafts Club and Rebecca Lodge in Monte Vista. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Pastor Neill Snyder officiating. Those who desire, may make memorials to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Phelps, James N.
James N. ' Newt'  Phelps - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 2012 - James N. ' Newt'  Phelps passed away May 14, 2012, in Pueblo, Colo., where he had lived for all 82 years on Earth. Jimmy was born Feb. 19, 1930, in Pueblo to Lawrence and Jeanette Phelps. He was a veteran of the Armed Services, having served during the Korean War. Jimmy was employed at the Pueblo Army Depot for 30 years before his retirement in 1978. He also was the owner and operator of Jim' s Rod and Reel Repair Shop. Newt never met a stranger. His love for people will surely be missed. His love for family, and the family' s love for him will forever live in all of us. Jimmy was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Claudine ' Butch'  Phelps; daughter, Joyce ' Dodo Bird'  Easley; his parents; four older brothers, Burton, Albert, Louis and Bobby; and many near and dear old friends. His survivors include his son, Ray (Marsha) Phelps; grandchildren, Chris (Michelle) Phelps, Isaac Phelps, Claudia Griffith, James (Carla) Griffith, Danille (Mark) Brickman, Leroy (Yvonne) Easley; numerous great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, old and new friends. Special thanks to the nursing staff at Parkview 4 South and to Dr. Harry Keefe for their compassionate care for Dad. At his request, cremation. The family will greet friends from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Blue Ribbon Event Center, 5206 Thatcher Ave. If you wish to make a donation in Jimmy' s name, the family suggests Veterans of Foreign Wars or that you take the time to teach a child how to fish.

Phelps, Robert A.
Robert A. Phelps - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 2009 - Robert A. Phelps, born in Pueblo, Nov. 1, 1924, died Nov. 27, 2009. Bob attended Thatcher and Somerlid schools and graduated from Centennial High School in 1943. Immediately upon graduation, he was inducted into the U.S. Army, serving three years in Battery D of the 480th AAA Battalion. Most of this service was in Europe following landing at Utah Beach in Normandy, France. Bob obtained his B.A. degree from Mexico City College in 1949. He studied at San Marcos University in Lima, Peru, from 1949 to 1950, and received a certificate of studies. He earned his M.A. in 1953, from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. He also studied at Shrivenham University in Southern England during the summer of 1945 while in military service. He taught at Florence High from 1950 until 1952, when he moved to Centennial, where he taught until 1959. He was then a founding teacher at East High until his retirement in 1982. He was well known for his interest in Western art and was an opera fan. He is survived by his sister, Mary Lou Hughes of Aurora, Colo.; sister-in-law, Betty Phelps of Pueblo; brother in-law, Jay Hughes of Aurora; nieces, Roxanne Padden of Loveland, Colo., Laura Williams of Loveland, Colo., and Anne McClester of Aurora, Colo.; his grandnephews, Patrick Padden and Heath and Hunter Williams; and his grandnieces, Ana Pilar Padden and Kimberly McClester. Per Bob's request, there will be no viewing or service. Remembrance gifts may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Art Museum of Pueblo or to your charity of choice in his name.

Philhower, Paul
Paul Philhower - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2013 - Paul Philhower, 67, passed away on Jan. 6, 2013, in Pueblo, after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife, Becky Philhower; and sisters, brother, nieces and nephews. Per Paul' s request, there will be a small family and friend gathering in Albuquerque, N. M., later in January. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite animal shelter or humane society in Paul' s memory.

Phillips, Angelina
Angelina Phillips - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 2013 - Angelina Phillips, 83, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 18, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Phillips; parents, Pedro and Dolores Lovato; brother, Patricio; and sisters, Aurora and Daisy. Angelina is survived by her children, Irene, Dewey, Larry and Arlene; five grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; twin sister, Sophie; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing prior to service. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Phillips, Benjamin H.
Benjamin H. Phillips - Pueblo Indicator - May 9, 1914 - Strike Victim Is Dead - Benjamin H. Phillips, who was shot by strikers while defending a coal mine of the C.F. & I. Co. at Tabasco, died of his injuries at the Minnequa hospital May 1st. He was shot with a soft nose rifle ball through the right lung, and although the bullet was extricated, it had made a terrible wound and recovery was out of the question. Phillips was a contractor but was asked by the company to assist in guarding its property. He leaves a wife and two small children.

Phillips, Calvin
Calvin Phillips - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2010 - Calvin Phillips, 85, passed away on Nov. 8, 2010, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 49 years, Carolyn Phillips. Survived by his daughter, Marcie (Wayne) Bartley; granddaughter, Cally (fiancΓ©, John Van Pelt) Bartley; sister-in-law, Mary Richardson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Calvin served in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the South Pacific. He owned and operated antique stores for over 30 years in Colorado Springs. At his request, there will be no viewing. Private interment at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Special thanks to the staff at the Chateau at Sharmar Village and to the Joni Fair Hospice for their love and care. Family requests memorial contributions be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Pueblo Animal Welfare (P.A.W.S.) through the funeral home.

Phillips, Elizabeth Gayle
Elizabeth Gayle Phillips - Pueblo Chieftain - April 8, 2011 - Elizabeth Gayle Phillips was born in Craig, Colo., on Jan. 8, 1943. Elizabeth or Gay, as she liked to be called, entered into glory with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 5, 2011, in her home in Pueblo, Colo. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years; three children; and numerous grand and great-grandchildren. The family asks that rather than flowers and food, that prayer and monetary gifts are given to your favorite Christian organization. Celebration of Life, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Trinity Life Center, 36 Merritt Court.

Phillips, Jack
Lt. Col. Jack Phillips - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2011 - Lt. Col. Jack Phillips, retired, 89, passed away, Dec. 23, 2011. Services will be held at a later date. Under the direction of Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2012 - Lt. Col. Jack Phillips, retired, 89, passed away Dec. 23, 2011. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 21, 2012, at Pueblo West Ecumenical Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church. Arrangements, Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Phillips, Jack R. Sr.
Jack R. Phillips Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2011 - Jack R. Phillips Sr. born July 7, 1933, to Iva A. Peden and Jack W. Phillips in Artesia, N.M., departed this life March 15, 2011, Pueblo, Colo., after a long illness. Preceded in death by his parents; brother, Don S. Phillips; sister, Patricia Stone; and a great-grandson, Amulek Childress. Jack and Winnie were married March 29, 1957, in Artesia. N.M., to this union were born two children, Pamela (William) Sturtevant and Jack R. Phillips Jr. He also is survived by grandchildren, Joel (Kathryn) Sturtevant, Cassandra (Ryan) Childress, Jack R. Phillips III and Julie R. Phillips; brother, Dwight (Sheila) Phillips, Artesia, N.M.; sister, Treva (Darrell) McCauley, Warren, Ohio; five great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. Jack and Winnie were sealed for time and All Eternity June 24, 1982, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. "Fat Jack" as he was affectionately known by, loved telling jokes and making people laugh. He always said a stranger was just a friend he hadn' t met. Jack was a 40-year member of Steamfitters and Plumbers Local Union No. 20 and life member of the Masonic Lodge. Services, 10 a.m. Monday, March 21, 2011, Griffy Funeral Home, Fowler, final resting place, Fowler Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Joni Fair Hospice House or Muscular Dystrophy Association in Jack' s memory would be appreciated.

Phillips, James
James (Jack) Phillips - Trinidad Times Independent - April 18, 2006 - James (Jack) Phillips passed away at his home in Raton April 11. He was born Aug. 31, 1919. Jack raced on the fair circuits before and after WW II competing in Pony Express, Roman Standing, as well as Flat Races. He was married to his wife Virginia in 1938 and she was his partner working side by side with him until her death. His father Vern Phillips also ranched and trained horses on the New Mexico and Arizona circuit. Jack was the leading trainer at La Mesa Park many times in the 1950s and 1960s. He trained Cee Bar Deck for championship seasons (50 wins from 125 starts) before leaving New Mexico for the bigger tracks and strictly thoroughbreds. He trained many stakes winners and at one time all 14 horses in his stable were stakes winners. He had a great ability to keep horses sound and was a genius with retreads and bad-mannered horses. In 1970, he went to Santa Anita with Earl of Milldale and Rag Tag Circus and won the San Simeon and Premier Handicap. He ran many stake winners after that in a career that took him from Bay Meadows to Fair Grounds and included Churchill Downs, Del Mar, Santa Anita, Hollywood Park, Oakland Park, and numerous other tracks. He was also on hand for Louisiana Downs and Penn Nationals opening. He saddled his last horse in 1984, going out with a fast one in Smokite (23 wins, $466,599 and six stake wins). He retired after that and went into the other side of racing serving as a clocker and clerk of scales at the Downs of Albuquerque. Jack lived alone and took care of himself up to the last few weeks of life. His youngest son Jackie moved to Raton to help him and he was surrounded by family at the end. He is survived by sons Lory and Jackie, and a daughter, JoAnn; five grandsons and many great-grandchildren. His special buddy and grandson Jason was his health and business manager and right-hand man after he moved to Raton last year.

Phillips, Jason Drew
Jason Drew Phillips - Guymon Daily Herald - June 14, 2007 - Jason Drew Phillips, 26, died June 9, 2007, at Mt. San Rafael Hospital. He was born in Guymon, Okla., on June 16, 1980, to Sally (Reed) and Don Phillips. He attended schools in Guymon, Thornton, Colo., and Leadville, Colo., finishing at Lake County High School. Jason was a carpenter by trade and took great pride in his work and craftsmanship. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing. Jason played as hard as he worked. He was easy going and loved his family and the many friends he had. Even though Jason was fatally wounded, his friends reported that he tried to help his friends who were also injured in the incident. He will always be a hero to those who knew him. Preceding him in death were grandparents, Tabby A. Reed, and Milton M. Reed. Survivors are parents, Sally and Don Phillips of Bon Carbo, Colo. sister Lacey Phillips, Bon Carbo, Colo., uncles and aunts, Bill (Ronda) Phillips, Cokedale, Colo., Gene (Glenda) Phillips, Guymon, John (Jane) Miller, Weston, Colo., Rick Reed, Guymon; cousins, Kyle, Tenelle and Michael Phillips, Bon Carbo, Colo., Alan Phillips, Ardmore, Okla., Rashell Miller, Aurora, Colo., numerous friends including special friends Pamela Beebe, Trinidad Colo., Joe Chedsey, Trinidad, Colo., and Justin Drake, Guymon. Visitation will be Thursday, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel in Trinidad, Colo. Funeral services will be Friday, June 15, 2007, at 2 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel with Dick Valdez officiating. Cremation to follow with private inurnment at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Phillips, Kyle William
Kyle William Phillips - Trinidad Times Independent - August 18, 2010 - Kyle William Phillips, 24, passed away on Aug. 16, 2010. Visitation will be from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23, at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, at the Lord's Chapel in Segundo with Jeff Ferguson officiating. Interment will follow at the Rocha Family Cemetery in Sarcillo. Complete obit to follow. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Phillips, Mildred
Mildred Phillips - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 2010 - Mildred Phillips, 91, born Oct. 23, 1918, passed away April 20, 2010. Preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Clifford; parents, Eli and Rose Savage; brothers, Dan, Milan, Nick, Robert; sisters, Dorothy Trani and Donna Nicksich; granddaughter, Brenda Kaye Phillips; and daughter-in-law, Cathy Phillips; brothers-in-law, Ludwig Prince, Flory Trani, Joe Nicksich; sisters-in-law, Betty (Cash) Savage and Joan Savage. Mildred is survived by her children, James (Edna) Phillips, Kathy (John) Price, Dan Phillips; grandchildren, Rob, Carey and Brandon; five great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Prince; brother, George Savage; sisters in-law, Kay Savage and Betty Ann Savage, several nieces and nephews. She was a member of Adah Chapter No. 34 OES. Viewing, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, George McCarthy Funeral Home. She was a member of St. Michael Orthodox Church, where the funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday April 24, 2010. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, or, St. Michael Orthodox Church. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Phillips, Minta Mae
Minta Mae Phillips - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2011 - Minta Mae Phillips, 83, passed away peacefully on Nov. 7, 2011. Mae was born Nov. 3, 1928, in Tacoma, Wash. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, David; children, Linda (John) Ellis and Tom (Lenora) Phillips, both of Pueblo. She also leaves behind seven grandchildren, Jason, Jessica, Andrea, Christie, Greg, Cassandra and Alicia; and one great-grandson, Hunter. Mae graduated from Ball State Teachers College in 1951. She married David on Aug. 17, 1952, in Muncie, Ind. The family moved to Pueblo in 1971. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and teacher. She also was a real estate agent for several years before she took up woodworking. She especially enjoyed making furniture for her grandchildren. Mae loved gardening, traveling with her husband and grandkids and enjoyed attending CSU-Pueblo basketball games. The family will have a private ceremony to celebrate Mae' s life. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th St., or the Alzheimer' s Association.

Phillips, S. A.
S. A. Phillips - Pueblo Indicator - October 27, 1928 - S. A. Phillips, prominent colored man, died the 22nd. He was an old-timer of Bessemer and a mason by trade.

Phillips, Stephen W.
Stephen W. Phillips - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2010 - Stephen W. Phillips, 61, of Canon City, passed away June 26, 2010, in Canon City. Visitation, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, 2010, Holt Family Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, July 1, 2010, Evangelical Free Church in Canon City, Colo. Interment at Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City. Arrangements handled by Holt Family Funeral Home.

Philpott, Charlene
Charlene Philpott - Trinidad Times Independent - September 11, 2012 - Charlene Philpott, Hair stylist - Charlene Philpott, 47, died unexpectedly Sept. 7, 2012. She was born Aug. 6, 1965, in Glendale, Ariz., to Charles and Margaret Ann (Baker) Lauer. She was married to Robert Philpott Oct. 24, 1987. She grew up in Maryland and moved to Trinidad for her senior year of high school. After graduating from Hoehne High School she graduated from Trinidad State Junior College Cosmetology School. She worked as a hairdresser and then for Fisher' s Peak Veterinary Clinic before returning fulltime as a hairdresser at her own shop and most recently at On The Edge Salon. She enjoyed working out, animals, kids, country life and flowers. She had served on the accountability Committee for the Hoehne School District and as a head mother for Future Farmers of America. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband Robert and sons Holden and Conner of the home address; sisters Kathy (Lee) Nave, Colorado City; Sonya (Lynn) Nave, Swink; Sherry Fisher, San Antonio, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Sept.13, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home, officiated by Pastor Bobby Barnhill. A reception will follow at the Hoehne Community Center immediately following the services. The family may be contacted at 20457 County Road 83.3, Trinidad. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Phippenney, Alvin
Alvin Phippenney - Pueblo Weekly Chieftain - July 3, 1879 - Alvin Phippenney, Constable, Pueblo, Co. - Numerous cowboys had arrived in the area with a cattle roundup. Many were in the city celebrating and blowing off steam from the hard work. Several had congregated in the Arkansas Hall Saloon and were soon intoxicated and being excessively noisy. They party was joined by a local ranch hand named John Baxter. Baxter was also intoxicated. Some of the attending cowhands knew Baxter and that he was a tough customer and could be very dangerous when drunk. About 12:30 p.m. a disturbance grew out of the party and Officer Alvin Phippenney was summoned to deal with it. Phippenney arrived with the intention of arresting the main troublemakers. He attempted to arrest Baxter who began to fight with Phippenney. As the struggle ensued, one shot was fired inside the saloon. Phippenney and Baxter fought out of the doors and into Santa Fe Avenue. Four more shots were fired. The two men then rolled back into the saloon where a final shot was fired. Officer Phippenney fell in front of the bar with a fatal gunshot in the back under his shoulder blade, the pistol ball traveling through his body lodging just under the nipple in the front of his chest. Phippenney died from the injury fifteen minutes later. Baxter had been shot by Phippenney in the abdomen. Prior to expiring, Phippenney advised Dr. Owen that he had been shot by two men. Investigation showed that Baxter, besides being shot, had a scalp wound by Phippenney striking him on the head in an attempt to subdue him. The pistol ball removed from Phippenney proved to be too small a caliber to have come from Baxter's gun. Witnesses described James Moore on having shot Phippenney in the back as he was fighting with Baxter and disarming him. Phippenney had already disarmed a few of the cowboys when he attempted to do so with Baxter, the fight started. Justice Hart swore out warrants for James Moore and John Baxter for the shooting of Officer Phippenney as well as for a few of the other cowboys involved. Moore fled the area and was probably heading for the Texas Panhandle, Baxter recovered from his wounds and when able, jumped ball and fled. Neither Baxter nor Moore appears to have ever been captured or tried for the murder of Officer Phippenney. Phippenney was about 33 years old. He came from Nebraska and had resided in Pueblo for about three years. He was due to be married on the evening of the day he was he was murdered. He was a widower with four small children. A $500 dollar reward was offered for James Moore, but never collected.

Piatek, Carl J.
Carl J. Piatek - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 2009 - Carl J. Piatek entered his heavenly home March 16, 2009, after a lengthy illness. Survivors include his loving wife of 43 years, Velma; precious daughter, Crystal Rae; sisters, Regina De Salvo, Dorothy Piatek, Juanita Swartz; sisters-in-law, Millie Reynolds, Delores Giglio and Therese Tafoya; numerous nieces and nephews. Carl was preceded in death by his parents, John Jr. and Cecilia Piatek; brothers-in-law, Jack De Salvo, Richard Swartz, Ralph Wolf; in-laws, Ted and Helen Wolf. Carl retired from Dana Corp. with 33 years of service as a machinist. He was an excellent mechanic and a wonderful dancer. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Rosary and funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2009, St. Joseph Church in Blende. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Piazza, Tony
Tony Piazza - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 2011 - Homeless who died to be remembered - Regardless of how they lived their lives and how they died, 15 Puebloans will be remembered at the seventh annual Pueblo Homeless Memorial Service on Tuesday. The service, which is held annually on the Tuesday after Memorial Day, is designed to give friends and family a way to honor and gain closure in the deaths of those individuals who at one time in their lives were homeless, according to LaTanya Yarbrough of Posada. "Some of our people pass away and they never get any recognition," Yarbrough said. "That's why we started this memorial service so that those people who have experienced homelessness in their lifetime can be recognized and remembered." This year, there will be 15 men and women who have died in the past 12 months recognized at the memorial. The event is scheduled to begin at noon at the Boettcher Outdoor Education Center, located on the eastern edge of the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo. Rev. Kim James of Wesley United Methodist Church will speak at the event and David Marrerro, commander of VFW Post 203, will give a veteran' s reflection. The Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team will perform a veteran' s salute for two veterans - Joann Baskin and George Butterfield - who died this year. Music will be provided by the Wild West Cowboy Praise Band. As part of the event, Yarbrough said family and friends are invited to share their memories about those who have died. A luncheon will follow the memorial service. Names and dates of death of those honored at this year's event are: Tony Piazza, age unknown, Jan. 27, 2011.

Piccinati, Jay J.
Jay J. Piccinati - Bogalusa Daily News - August 17, 2011 - Jay J. Piccinati, 90, born Aug. 25, 1920 in Trinidad, Colo., passed away on Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 at his residence in Bogalusa. Funeral arrangements are pending with Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home.

Picket, Sonia Estela
Sonia Estela Picket - Trinidad Times Independent - November 30, 2012 - Sonia Estela Picket, 52, passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. She was precedes in death by her father Ricardo Sanchez and brother Edgar Sanchez. Leaving to cherish the life spent with her is her husband William Pickett, daughters Kristy Pickett (Edgar Quinonez), Debbie Pickett (James Fisher), son Bryan Pickett, grandchildren, Cassidy, Carlos, and Andres Quinonez, Arianna Fisher and many more family and friends. Visitation will be Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Pickett, Franklin Odell
Franklin Odell "Bud" Pickett - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2009 - Franklin Odell "Bud" Pickett passed away Feb. 7, 2009. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, Imperial Funeral Home. Full notice will follow on Sunday. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Pickett, Wayne
Wayne Pickett - Trinidad Times Independent - March 10, 2008 - Wayne Pickett, 70, went to be with the Lord, peacefully in his sleep on February 29, 2008. Wayne was born in Snyder, Colorado on June 24, 1937 to Charles W. & Ruby Pickett. Wayne moved to Trinidad, Colorado in 1965 to attend Trinidad State Junior College. He soon met Patty Ortiz and they were united in marriage in October 1965. They had one son, Allen. Wayne worked construction, building the Trinidad Dam. He later owned and operated the local Texaco Station at 5 Points. He named it "Wayne's Lucky Star". He then worked for the City of Trinidad in the Engineering Department, then transferred to supervise the Street and Bridge Department until he became disabled in the 1970's. Wayne enjoyed watching, reading and writing Western Novels and spending time with his family, especially his grandsons. Wayne is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Patricia of Trinidad, CO, son, Allen, daughter-in-law Dawn and grandsons Christopher & Brady all of Thornton, CO. He is also survived by brothers, Harley of Ft. Collins, Don of Commerce City, Larry of Broomfield, sisters, Gladys of Brush, and Bonnie of Ft. Morgan. He also has several nieces and nephews. Wayne is preceded in death by his father and mother, brothers Ora, Ray, Fay, Ivan, Lonnie, Vern, sisters Ella Mae & Erma. Wayne will be deeply missed by his friends and family. They gathered at H.R. Sayre Senior Center on Monday, March 3rd for a private memorial. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home for cremation. There will be a burial at a future date.

Pierce, James
James ' JP'  Pierce - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 2012 - James ' JP'  Pierce died April 28, 2012, at Bay Pines Veterans Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla. Born on Sept. 14, 1925, in Parsons, Kan., son of Clyde Pierce and Sallie Browning. JP is survived by sons, Ron (Vickie) of Las Cruces, N.M., and Kent of Atlanta, Ga.; daughter, Kelly Cone (Larry) of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and brother, George (Irene), Louisville, Colo. JP was preceded in death in 2007 by his wife of 59 years, Anna Ruth 'Tootsie.' JP was a World War II veteran and a brother of the Silver State Masonic Lodge in Pueblo. Services will be held at 10 a.m. July 2 in Las Cruces at Hillcrest Cemetery.

Pierce, Judith
Judith Pierce - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 1995 - Noted Pueblo Artist Judith Pierce Dies - Well-known Pueblo artist Judith Pierce died Thursday after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's disease. Mrs. Pierce was known for her beautiful paintings depicting Indian women, the prairie and children, to name a few. Her artwork has been shown throughout the United States. She also was well-known for her contributions of her artwork to the Pueblo community, such as the Pueblo Library District and the YWCA. Mrs. Pierce graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., and taught art for several years before she and her husband, Dr. Robert Pierce, moved to Pueblo in 1960. She is survived by her husband; a son, Robert of Manitou Springs; and a daughter, Jennifer Pierce of Minneapolis, Minn. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at the George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 1995 - Judith Pierce: 1934 - 1995 - '' ¦One of the most gallant and spirited people I ever knew. She was fascinating' ¦' - Lynn Strachan, a friend. Judith Pierce's oil painting, `Spirit of the Canyon,' from which posters were made to benefit the Huerfano Pinon Coalition. The coalition tried to keep the U.S. Army from using the Southeastern Colorado canyons as training grounds but failed. Friends remember Judith Pierce as a generous, compassionate, spiritual woman whose deep love of the Southern Colorado landscape inspired her many art works. Mrs. Pierce, whose own face looks out from many of those works, died last week after a long illness. She was 61. She is known for her tempera and ink-resist works, for her oil and her watercolor paintings of women and children and prairies and canyons, for her feather mandalas and her collages. Puebloans think of her as their own because she lived here for more than 30 years, but her work is known throughout the Southwest and is included in private and public collections across the United States. She was the subject of articles in Southwest Art and American Artist magazines and in the book, "Contemporary Western Artist." Toward the end of her life, when she no longer could hike the prairies and the canyons, nor paint her impressions of them, she dyed paper and tore it into strips and recreated the vistas she loved in collage. Mrs. Pierce was highly talented, complex, compulsive and mercurial, her friends say. She also was a good listener and an inspirational companion. Her husband, Dr. Robert Pierce, said it was "a privilege and a loving honor to watch her create and to live the kind of life she chose." Her good friend, Lynn Strachan, said Mrs. Pierce was precious, "and Judith hated that word." "She was one of the most gallant and spirited people I ever knew. She was fascinating and she loved people so much and she knew everything about living things and she taught me so much. "I think her major talent was just loving people." Robert Hench, a good friend of Mrs. Pierce and an artist himself, said she created art everywhere - even the patio of the Pierce home was an art work. "It was an imperceptible blending - you never knew at what time something might become an artistic statement. She had great skill at pulling those things into a pictorial state. "Her art was grounded in her thorough knowledge of art history, but at the same time the main emphasis came from her almost mystical, spiritual feelings about the Southwest landscape," he said. "I hiked often with her; sometimes there was a group of us. Huerfano Canyon was one of her favorites. I think she was happiest in a cedar-pinon canyon with the mountains as a backdrop." This particular landscape was the inspiration for Mrs. Pierce's oil painting, "Spirit of the Canyon," from which posters were made to benefit the Huerfano Pinon Coalition. The coalition tried to keep the U.S. Army from using the Southeastern Colorado canyons as training grounds, but it failed. Joan Wolther, one of the coalition's organizers, said Mrs. Pierce appreciated the area's historical significance as well as its starkly extravagant beauty. "It always has been a very important area, not just to us, but to everyone - the history, the spirit, the mystery, the beauty. She caught it superbly in this one painting. "Judy was so conscious of the richness of that area," Mrs. Wolther said. "She was a fighter. God bless her. She was one of those rare spirits we are very lucky to have in our community. We lost something special when we lost her." Artist Ed Sajbel expressed similar feelings. "It's a hard lot for the art community to have someone that talented leave us at that early age," he said. "We all felt she was a very sincere and professional artist. She did a lot for the community. She will be missed." Juanita Campbell got to know Mrs. Pierce at the YWCA when she helped market the second of five posters Mrs. Pierce let the Y make from her paintings. "She was a complex person. She was never, never boring. She stimulated and challenged me, and she cared. She cared very deeply about people. She always wanted you to do your best. I was always a little in awe of her. "She was remarkably special. She appreciated everything around her - the earth, the sky - but she loved New York as well. She was comfortable everywhere she went." One of the simplest but most loving tributes comes from Rose Marie Martinez, who also got to know Mrs. Pierce at the YWCA and who helped her with bookwork and by running errands when the artist's illness made it difficult for her to leave home. "To me she was a very dear friend. She'd lift my spirit and I'd lift up hers. I think she was a very kind and caring person.'  Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 1999 - Our Past Century, 1994 - 1995 - Gang Violence Erupts Throughout Pueblo - They Made a Difference - Judith Pierce - Judith Pierce Indiana's loss was Pueblo's gain when Judith Pierce relocated to Pueblo in 1960. Perhaps it was her native state's lack of topography that drew Pierce to the mountains, canyons, flora and fauna of Southern Colorado. In one of her frequent interviews in The Pueblo Chieftain, Pierce explained her almost spiritual attraction for her adopted state. "I felt like I was coming home when I saw the mountains," she said. "It was eerie; I had never been here before." Mrs. Pierce died Oct. 26, 1995, after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's disease. She was 61 and enjoyed a local, national and international reputation for her tempera, ink-resist paintings depicting native women in flowing rebosos or blankets bearing intricate geographical designs. Four times she was awarded the juror's meritorious award at the Colorado State Fair, and she won national awards as well. In a 1988 interview, Mrs. Pierce talked about her attempt to paint a world that could be. "I think the art I'm doing now is compensatory," she said. "By that I mean it's not real. I'm compensating for what the real world is now. I don't like it. I hate the violence. I'm just sick of men's cruelty, of the politics and the drugs. My paintings reflect the world as I would like it to be; beautiful people in a beautiful place." For three decades, she was a mainstay in the local art community and frequently gave her work for the benefit of such groups as the Pueblo Library District, the YWCA and Parkview Foundation.

Pierce, Lenore
Lenore Pierce - Pueblo Indicator - May 13, 1939 - Auto Accident Proved To Be Fatal - One Woman Met Death And Other Car Occupants Severely Injured - A fatal automobile accident occurred the night of May 6 when two cars met at the intersection of Eighteenth and Elizabeth streets. Mrs. Lenore Pierce, wife of Morris E. Pierce, manager of the Pierce Seed and Mercantile Co., was fatally injured and Mr. Pierce sustained fractures of both forearms. Mrs. Grace Gobin, wife of Attorney Joe E. Gobin, sustained more or less serious injuries as also did Fred M. Hendricks, and Mrs. Hendricks. Mr. Gobin escaped injury. Their car was struck by another car driven by Avery Wyndle, a youth, who drove away from the scene of the accident but afterward gave himself up at the City hall. A coroner' s jury rendered a verdict of reckless driving against him and held him responsible for the accident. All injured occupants of the car are getting along in a very satisfactory manner.

Pierce, Robert D. (Dr.)
Robert D. Pierce - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 1997 - Robert Pierce, Well Known Doctor, Tennis Player, Dies at 64 - Family and friends are grieving the death of retired ophthalmologist Dr. Robert Pierce, who took his own life this week. Pierce, 64, suffered from depression. His body was found late Thursday afternoon. Friends say he had had trouble coping since the death of his wife, Judith, in October 1995. "He never quite bounced back," said Blake Carere, head tennis pro at the Pueblo Country Club where Pierce had played tennis for years. "He was kind of up and down. Lately, it seemed like he had some good times, but we never saw the true Bob back after Judith's death." Carere and Pierce played weekly during the 14 years Carere has been at the club. "He never had a bad word to say about anybody. He was one of the true gentlemen in the game. He was so kind, so gentle, such a nice man. The loss here at the Country Club will be just tremendous. He was here on a daily basis - people will greatly miss him." Carere said Pierce was modest about his success at tennis. Although nationally ranked, he wasn't likely to mention victories. "You had to drag it out of him." Pierce's longtime doubles partner, Luis Cuadra of Colorado Springs, called him "a fine friend and a fine tennis player." "We played all over the state. We went to some national tournaments. At one time, we were No. 16 in the 50-and-over national ranking. "Playing doubles with Bob was always very enjoyable," Cuadra said. "Pueblo has lost a very good friend." Tennis was only one aspect of Pierce's life, however. Another was his medical practice. Dr. William Hopkins, Pierce's partner for more than 20 years, said he was a fine surgeon who had "excellent judgment and excellent hands." Hopkins said Pierce graduated from Indiana University Medical School and came to Pueblo to be county physician. He then worked with Dr. Harold Smith in general practice in Pueblo, then completed a three-year residency in ophthalmology at Heinz Hospital in Chicago. He returned to Pueblo and joined Hopkins' partnership in 1970 and retired in 1992. Pierce was on the staff of Parkview Episcopal Hospital and represented the medical staff on the hospital's board of trustees. "He was an outstanding county physician and an outstanding ophthalmologist," Hopkins said. "He was dearly loved by his patients. He was a great person - compassionate and honest. We never even had a written (partnership) agreement. "I can't say enough good things about him," Hopkins added. "He was like a brother." Pierce is survived by his son, Robert, and his daughter, Jennifer.

Pierick, Ruth Ann
Ruth Ann Pierick - Wisconsin State Journal - April 15, 2011 - Ruth Ann Pierick, age 87, passed away April 12, 2011, at her home in Skokie, Ill. She was born Oct. 23, 1923, in Walsenburg, Colo., to the late Hobeika and Minnie (Salzmann) Petrus. She is the loving wife of the late Robert E. Pierick; devoted mother of Roberta Pierick (Craig Bieganowski), Stephen and Blizzard Miller and the late Bear and Wolf Miller; and dear sister of the late John (Joyce) and Elmer Petrus. Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2011, from 1 p.m. until the time of funeral service at 1:30 p.m. at St. Scholastica Monastery, 7430 N. Ridge Boulevard, Chicago, Ill 60645. Private interment in Highland, Wis. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Scholastica Monastery or St. Joseph's Indian School, 1301 N Main Street, Chamberlain, SD 57325.

Pierotti-Supancic, Julia
Julia Pierotti-Supancic - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 2009 - Julia Pierotti-Supancic, 101. Resident of Walsenburg, Colo. Born Nov. 28, 1907, passed away peacefully Oct. 21, 2009. Reunited with husband, Valentine Supancic; parents, Pete and Angela Pierotti; brother, Albert; sister, Virginia Bartalussi; and granddaughter, Angel June Supancic. Much loved and mourned by daughter, Carol Spagnola; and son, Karl Supancic; grandchildren, Lugene Vincent, Karen Spagnola, Gary Spagnola and Nicole Rene Supancic; great-grandchildren, Lisa Marie and Nicholas Vincent; numerous nieces and nephews; and three surviving brothers, Mack, Louis and Steve Pierotti. Julia was a business woman of great integrity. She owned in her lifetime a motel in Loveland, a grocery store, liquor store and the Park Drive Inn in Walsenburg. She will be greatly missed by the family.

Piihl, Karen
Karen Piihl - Pueblo Chieftain - November 2, 2010 - Karen Piihl, 66, died Nov. 1, 2010. Cremation Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Pike, Kimberly Jo
Kimberly Jo Pike - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 2009 - Kimberly Jo Pike, 49, passed away unexpectedly on April 25, 2009. Preceded in death by her grandparents; father, Ed White; and brother, Mike Shiplet. Survived by her sons, Kris Pike and B.J. (Raquel Culp) DeHaven; granddaughter and light of her life, Tegan Pike; mother, Shirley White; sister, Tracy (Jimmy) Sullivan; niece, Keli (Sean) Smiley; nephew, Cory Sullivan; favorite uncle, Bill Haling; special friends, Dee Peterson, Linda Boyd, Karen Smith, Dahl Baca, Bob and Karma, along with numerous other family and friends. Kim enjoyed spending time with her family and was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Cremation has taken place. At her request no services will be held. The family will receive guests at the Sunset County Estates Club House, 5000 Red Creek Springs Road from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Pike, M. Lorraine
M. Lorraine Pike - Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 2012 - M. Lorraine Pike, 84, passed away March 11, 2012. Survived by her earth angel, Sam Reniker; son, Bill Pike of Colorado Springs and his former wife, Jewelie Pike of Seattle; granddaughters, Elizabeth Pike (Brian) Thorpe of Colorado Springs and Lisa Pike (Sergeant Mike) Jones of Lawton, Okla.; brother, James (Donna) Maxey of Canon City and their sons, Dan Maxey of Austin Texas and Doug Maxey of Phoenix, Ariz.; stepdaughter, Sondra Cobb of Denver; two grandchildren, Cami Sebern of Estes Park and Dayna Colvin of Pueblo; niece, Lois (Charles) Storm and their children, Sandy McGoff, Jim Storm and Chris Bettiga; numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins; special family friend, Shirley Sullivan of Colorado Springs. Preceded in death by her husband, F.W. Pike; parents, James O. and Anna Gleich Maxey; stepmother, Edythe Maxey; and nephew, David Maxey. Lorraine was born March 5, 1928, in Denver. She owned and operated Pike Accounting along with Lois Storm for more than 55 years. She loved all her many clients through three generations of income tax and general accounting. She was a member of ABWA, Eagles and Red Hat Society and a 74-year member of American Legion Auxiliary. Viewing from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at First United Methodist Church, 11th & Court St., with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun and Rev. Melinda Baber officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Pueblo County Relay for Life or Paws for Life through the funeral home.

Pilati, John Batista
John Batista Pilati - Glenwood Post Independent - March 24, 2009 - John Batista Pilati, 103, of Glenwood Springs, passed away March 20, 2009, at Valley View Hospital, surrounded by his family. John was born Jan. 14, 1906, in Segundo, to Henry and Nancy Pilati. When he was 3 years old, the family moved to Aguilar. His first love was electricity, and he graduated from Coyne Electrical School in Chicago in 1929. Because of the Great Depression he could not find a job in that field, so he became an auto mechanic. He moved to Glenwood Springs and married Rose Bendetti Sept. 17, 1938. He worked at various auto dealerships including Richards Buick, Lincicome-Wood Motors, JV Rose Motors, Revier Equipment and Mattivi Garage in New Castle. He also worked for the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) during the time of the Manhattan Project in World War II. He was very active person and did not retire until he was 72. He did his own yard work into his 90s. John is survived by his wife; daughter Sharon (Butch) Blanco; grandson Gabe (Wendy) Chenoweth; and great-granddaughters Amanda, Melanie and Melinda. He was preceded in death by son Dannie; sister Linda; and brother Oliver. In lieu of flowers please send donations in the memory of John Pilati to Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, UT 84741. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 27, at the Farnum-Holt Funeral Home Funeral Home in Glenwood Springs.

Pilcher, Ella Ruth
Ella Ruth (Skinner) Pilcher - Pueblo Chieftain - July 9, 2010 - Ella Ruth (Skinner) Pilcher passed away peacefully on July 5, 2010, at the age of 92. Ella Ruth was born to the late Wellington and Pearl Skinner in Pueblo, Colo., on June 26, 1918. She married her best friend, Raymond, on Aug. 8, 1936. They spent 61 wonderful years together before he passed in 1997. She was blessed with two children, Ruth Ann (Malcom) Kling, who preceded her in death, and Johnnie (Mary) Pilcher. Her niece, Joanne (Chuck) Martin, held a very special place in her heart, as well as her surviving brother, Jack (Shirley) Skinner. She also was preceded by her siblings, Walter Skinner and Vera Mae Horner. Among her family tree, you will find her many grandchildren, Timmy (Clara) Kling, Willie Pilcher, Colleen (Greg) Peterson, Sandi (Bruce) Ryan, Kathleen Mora, Molly (Victor) Leri, Randy Torres, Tonette (Keith) Karle, Shamaine Cunningham and Preston (Cheryl) Torres. Her life was filled with many great-grandchildren and a few great-great-grandchildren. We would like to say a special ' thank you'  to Fran Pilcher for taking such good care of Granny while in the rehabilitation center. Ella Ruth was a very active lady. She owned her own garden nursery, was a member of the League of Women Voters, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and the official photographer for the Al Kaly Shrine clowns. She also enjoyed traveling and sewing. Her greatest love was her family. Ella Ruth will be greatly missed by those lives she touched. We will celebrate her life at 2 p.m. Monday, July 12, 2010, at Imperial Funeral Home, 5450 Highway 78 West, Pueblo. We will share memories afterward at John and Mary's home, 405 Westwood Lane, Pueblo.

Pilcher, Mary Helen
Mary Helen Pilcher - Montrose Daily Press - April 18, 2010 - Mary Helen Pilcher, age 86, of Montrose, Colo., passed away April 14, 2010, at Valley Manor Care Center in Montrose. Helen was born to Frank and Ruth (McLaughlin) Blackburn at Branson, Colo. She spent her childhood in Branson and graduated high school in Telluride, Colo. in 1940. Helen married Gene David Pilcher on Sept. 15, 1940 in Telluride. He preceded her in death on June 20, 2007 in Montrose, where they had made their home since moving from Telluride. They had also resided in Durango, Colo. Helen and Gene were members of the Church of Christ in Telluride. She enjoyed quilting and watching sports. Helen was an avid Colorado Rockies and Broncos fan. Survivors include her sons, David F. Pilcher of Longmont, Colo., Dan L. Pilcher of Harrisburg, Ill.; daughter, Linda K. Pilcher of Cedaredge, Colo.; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Keith Blackburn; and a sister, Ruth F. Reece. A memorial service in celebration of Helens life will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 19, 2010, at Crippin Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Paul Nystrom officiating. The service will conclude at the chapel. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Lone Tree Cemetery in Telluride, next to her husband, Gene. Arrangements are under the direction of Crippin Funeral Home, 802 E. Main St., Montrose, CO 81401 (970) 249-2121.

Pile, Doris I.
Doris I. Pile - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2012 - Doris I. Pile, age 88, a longtime resident of Colorado Springs and a former resident of Pueblo, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, in Colorado Springs. She was employed for many years at the Pueblo Army Depot. Doris Hunker was born on July 16, 1924, in Peetz, Colo., to the late Ralph and Edith (Hollingshead) Hunker. She was a 1941 graduate of Central High School in Pueblo. She married Ira Pile on Feb. 22, 1954. She is survived by her brother, Lewis (Betty) Hunker of Pueblo, Colo.; and her goddaughter, Wendy Hunker of Pueblo, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and her brother, Wilbur Hunker. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at the Shrine of Remembrance ' America the Beautiful'  Chapel, Colorado Springs, Colo. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. in the Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Larry A. Purvis officiating. Entombment will be private. A reception will follow the service at the Satellite Hotel, 411 Lakewood Circle. In lieu of flowers and food, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the charity of the giver's choice.

Pile, William H.
William H. ' Bill'  Pile - Pueblo Chieftain - March 26, 2013 - William H. ' Bill'  Pile, 90, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013, peacefully in his sleep at his residence in Pueblo, Colo. He leaves his dearly loved wife of 71 years, Annie; children, James (Teresa) Pile, David Pile, Ben (Kathy) Pile and Mary Ann (Kevin) Kagey; grandchildren, Taylor (Monica) Pile, Lara (Lee) Lieberman, Andrew Staton, Dan (Stephanie) Krawzyk, Leslie Krawzyk, Brad (Daizy Ellis) Pile, Sarah (Nate) Coxsey, Amy (Jerrod) Atkinson and Melissa Kagey; great-grandchildren, Dylan Pile, Jake and Justin Lieberman, Leon Ryder, Charlotte Staton, Kayla, Ashley, Danny and Zack Krawzyk; and numerous other relatives and friends. Born in Missouri, Bill moved to Pueblo as a teenager and attended Centennial High School, where he met the love of his life at age 16. After getting married shortly after graduation, he served in the U.S. Army in World War II. Upon return, he worked 34 years at the Pueblo Steel Mill to support his family. After retirement, he and Annie owned and operated the Husky Drive-In restaurant in Florence. Bill will be remembered for his zany sense of humor, silly sayings, warm smile, tight hugs, world' s best homemade peanut brittle and fudge, and unconditional love for his family. His kindness and generosity affected all who knew him. A celebration of his life will be held for family and friends at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 29 at Kevin and Mary Ann Kagey' s home in Beulah. A special thank you goes out to the caregivers and nursing home staff at Horizon Heights. Donations may be made in Bill' s memory to the Alzheimer' s Association at www.alz.org/co

Pim, John L.
John L. Pim - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2010 - John L. Pim passed away April 18, 2010, in Pueblo. John was born in 1915, in Saguache, Colo., to Leslie and Margaret Pim. As a teenager, John assisted his father in running telephone lines in the Pagosa Springs area. During the Depression, he worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps in Southern Colorado and Arizona, building roads and running phone lines. Instead of joining the military during WWII, he worked at Lockheed in Burbank, Calif., where he worked as an electrician on military aircraft. After the war, he worked for more than 30 years as a civil engineer for the Colorado Department of Highways. He is survived by his wife of more than 70 years, Trudy Pim; his son, John (Cornelia); and his daughter, Carla. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Sunday, April 25, Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson Ave., with the Rev. Dr. David Chambers officiating. Interment of John' s ashes will be in the family plot in Del Norte, Colo., at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be made to Central Christian Church.

Pineda, Bertha D.
Bertha D. Pineda - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2013 - Bertha D. Pineda, our beloved mother, has left this life and joined her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Feb. 11, 2013. She was affectionately known as ' Auntie Bertha'  to many. She was born to the union of Andres and Amadea (Sanchez) Leyba in Trinchera, Colo., in 1922. She was one of 16 brothers and sisters. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Victor O. Pineda; and daughter, Betty Ann Pineda Montiel. She leaves to cherish her memory in perpetual remembrance, her children, Vicky (Larry Chavez) Richardson, Donna (John) Pacheco, Wilma (Joseph) Gonzales, Steve (Susan Gonzalez) Pineda, Magdeline (Marcial) Ortiz; son-in-law, Ruben Montiel; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Dominguez, Della Mutz, Sally Apodaca. Bertha was a loving mother and grandmother who taught her family to be strong in their Catholic faith and to be kind and respectful of others. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at the funeral home, followed by the rosary at 7 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church. Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at St. Francis Xavier Church followed by interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Pineda, Elizabeth Mary
Elizabeth Mary Pineda - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 2011 - Elizabeth Mary Pineda, 72, Walsenburg, April 19. Boies-Ortega, Walsenburg.

Pineda, Lee P.
Lee P. Pineda - Tributes.com - March 2011 - Lee P. Pineda, 70, was born on April 22, 1940 and passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2011. Lee was a resident of Walsenburg, Colorado.

Pineda, Samuel A.
Samuel A. Pineda - Pueblo Chieftain - May 7, 2009 - Samuel A. Pineda, 58, born June 8, 1950, in Walsenburg, Colo.; passed away May 4, 2009. Visitation, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, at the funeral home. Memorial service, 9 a.m. Saturday, May 9, St. Leander Catholic Church, 1402 E. Seventh St., Pueblo. There will be a potluck in the church hall following the service.

Pinkerton, William Kent
William Kent Pinkerton - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 2010 - William Kent Pinkerton was born on May 29, 1927, son of Harry Tom and Leora Pinkerton in Plains, Kan. He died at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo on June 10, 2010, at the age of 83 years and 11 days. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 in 1944 with his parents' permission. He served during WWII, Korea, and Vietnam on many ships during his 24 years of service in all parts of the world. He also ' pushed boots'  at the Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Ill., and was an instructor at the Nuclear Power Training Unit in Arco, Idaho. He went through the ranks and retired as a Master Chief Machinist Mate on July 8, 1969. After retiring from the Navy he worked as a boiler inspector for Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Company for 20 years retiring in August 1989. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dorothy; sons, Kevin (Pam) of Fremont, Ohio, Wade (Lori) of Pueblo, and Monte (Sherry) of Pueblo West; grandchildren, Zach, Brianne, Karissa and Matthew. Also survived by three children from a previous marriage, Robert, Patricia and Kent of Calif.; sisters, Pat Weimer of Wiley, Colo., and Mable Pingley of W. Va.; sisters-in-law, Gertrude Williams of Lamar, Colo., Ilene Randle of La Junta, Colo., Lucille Davis of Wiley, Colo., as well as many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Eileen Steward. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Veterans Bridge at the Riverwalk' s Gateway Park through George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Parkhill Baptist Church. Interment 2 p.m., Fort Lyons. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Pinkney, H. K. (Son of)
Son of H. K. Pinkney - Sierra Journal - March 29. 1883 - A son of H. K. Pinkney was run over by a street car in Pueblo last week and so severely damaged that he died.

Pinney, Eva M.
Eva M. Pinney - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 2009 - Eva M. Pinney, 85, longtime Fowler resident, died on Feb. 14, 2009, at the Bent County Nursing Center in Las Animas. Survived by sons, Donald Barbara Devie of Las Animas and Larry Devie of Evans, Colo.; two grandchildren, James Devie and Alexia Devie; seven sisters, two brothers, numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Alex Devie; and second husband, Charles Pinney. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, Fowler. Burial in Fowler Cemetery.

Pino, Adeline M.
Adeline M. Pino - Trinidad Times Independent - August 29, 2010 - Adeline M. Pino, 85, passed away unexpectedly Aug. 27, 2010, at Mt. San Rafael Hospital. She was born in Raton to Victoria (Icabelli) and Ernest Cattenacci Oct. 9, 1924. She attended school Raton and graduated from St. Patrick' s High School in 1942. On June 21, 1947, Adeline was united in marriage to Joe M. Pino, at St. Patrick' s Catholic Church in Raton. In her early years, Adeline was a bookkeeper for Cal Adams Garage. She was a member of Holy Trinity Parish and a member of the Altar Society where she was past treasurer. Adeline loved to bake, cook, knit, and crochet. Preceding her in death were parents Victoria and Ernest Cattenacci. Survivors are her loving husband Joe Pino of home address, Trinidad; sons Lawrence Pino and Victor Pino; grandsons Ernest Pino and Christopher Pino, all of Colorado Springs; sisters Christine Sebastian of Raton, Theresa (Don) Mangino of Albuquerque, and nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Tuesday, Aug. 31, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 1, with Rosary at 9:15 a.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel followed by the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Christopher Pino, Ernest Pino, Van Foletto, Rich Galasso, Eddie Mantelli and Ray Wagstaff. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Pino, Alfred
Alfred Pino - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2009 - Alfred Pino, 57, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 13, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Mary Pino; and sister, Margaret. He is survived by his loving wife, Yong Hui; daughters, Kimberly and Ursula Pino; brother, Albert Pino; sister, Mary Jo Garcia; brother-in-law, Tomas Garcia; nephew/godson, Seth Garcia; niece, Trista Garcia; goddaughter, Stephanie Russell; beloved St. Bernard, Keyser; and numerous other relatives and friends. Alfred was a major in the U.S. Army. He defended his country during the Vietnam War. He was employed as a manager with the Government Printing Office. He loved fishing, hunting, and the outdoors. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor and his unforgettable laugh. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Friday, St. Pius X. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Pius X. Cremation to follow. Family and friends will be received at the church hall following both services. Military honors by the Pueblo Veteran Ritual Team.

Pino, Brittany Dee
Brittany Dee Pino - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 2011 - Brittany Dee Pino, 25, passed away unexpectedly July 6, 2011, in Denver, Colo. She was born June 28, 1986, to her proud parents, Darryl J. Cordova and Regina O. Pino. She was preceded in death by her mother, Regina; grandparents, Stephen and Gloria Jean Archuleta; a cousin, Daniel Pino. Brittany is survived by her children, Keyila, Emeary and Jeffery; her father, Darryl Cordova; her siblings, Timmy (Chanel) Pino, Porsha (Sonja) Pino and Jeffery (B.J.) Pino, Cuddie and Vanessa Greenway; her grandparents, Doddie Ortega and Dave Cordova, Several nephews, a niece, cousins aunts, uncles other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 2011, Angelus Chapel, with the Rev. Frank Davied officiating.

Pino, Claude Savino
Claude Savino Pino - Huerfano World Journal - November 18, 2010 - Claude Savino Pino was born in Morning Glory, Colorado March 29, 1939 to Felix and Della Pino and died November 5, 2010. He is survived by his loving wife Rosa; children Anthony (Stacey) Pino, Lori (Bill) Cordova, Claudine Scarcella, Claude (Rebecca) Pino, John Pino and Jane Pino; step-children, Valentino Lopez and Christie Lopez; siblings, Jake Pino, Stella Montez, Loretta Montoya, Dolores Smith, Patricia Tapia, and Clayton Pino. Claude had twenty grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Claude I, and Everett, and his grandson Derek Cordova. Claude was very proud to be a Navy (Seabees) Veteran. He retired from Huerfano County road and bridge, enjoyed ranching and running heavy equipment, and enjoyed his family and friends. Claude was one heck of an engineer and artist. His wonderful sense of humor and beautiful smile will be missed by his family and friends. Services were held at his family ranch on Wednesday, November 10, 2010.

Pino, Daniel Abrian
Daniel Abrian Pino - Pueblo Chieftain - November 24, 2011 - Daniel Abrian Pino, 50, was called home to rest in the Lord' s arms Nov. 18, 2011. His family and friends will be celebrating his life at 10 a.m. Nov. 26, 2011, at Mercy Seat Ministries, 625 E. Ninth (corner of Ninth and Fountain). Flowers will be accepted at 2408 Inspiration Lane, 81008.

Pino, Della Ida
Della Ida Pino "Mommy Dear" - Pueblo Chieftain - May 6, 2009 - Della Ida Pino, 92. Born June 22, 1916, entered into rest May 3, 2009. Preceded in death by husband, Felix "Honey" Pino; and two sons, Claude 1 and Everett Pino. Survived by sons and daughters, Jake (Sandy) Pino, Estella (Tom) Montez, Claude (Rosie) Pino, Loretta (Charles) Montoya, Dolores (Brad) Smith, Patricia (Ernest) Tapia, Clayton (Linda) Pino; stepchildren, Arley (Pat) Pino and Della Garcia, California. Also survived by six generations of grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mom was an amazingly beautiful and extraordinary woman who married Dad when she was 16 years old and he was 42. They lived and raised nine children on a small farm in Morning Glory, west of Walsenburg. She will be missed by her family and friends. Service, 10 a.m. Friday, May 8, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 121 E. 7th, Walsenburg, Colo. Burial at North St. Mary's Cemetery. Reception to follow at Eagles Hall, 612 Main St. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Boies-Ortega.

Pino, Estanislado
Estanislado "Tony" Pino - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2008 - Estanislado "Tony" Pino, 69, born on Nov. 13, 1938, in Walsenburg, Colo., and went to be with our Lord on May 20, 2008, in Pueblo, Colo. Tony is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 27 years, Mary; children, Anthony (Jackie) Pino, Leon Pino, Kenny Pino, Ronnie (Linda) Pino, Dennis (Patsy) Sena, Duane Sena, Theresa (Gino) Sena Aguilar, Lisa (Duane) Hill Griffin, Paul Sena, Gary Sena and Ruben (Gina) Sena; 31 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; brothers, John Pino and Sotelo (Viola) Pino; sisters, Dora Medina, Rose Marie Medina, Bernice (Joseph) Manzanares, Frances Pino, Lorraine (Manuel) Vigil-Atencio and Margaret Duran; brothers-in-law, Ron Salazar and Bobby Coble; and sister-in-law, Julia Pino. Also survived by his special dog, Queenie; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Rose Pino; sisters, Angela Coble and Alberta Pino-Salazar; brother, Leroy Pino; brothers-in-law, Gilbert Sintas and Alfred Sintas; and daughter-in-law, Crystal Sena. Tony enjoyed hunting, camping, fishing and most of all spending time with his family and his dog, Queenie. A special thanks to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice; and his special sister, Margaret Duran, who came from Plano, Texas, to help care for Tony. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2008, Holy Family Church, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Pino, Eusevia
Eusevia M. Pino - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2013 - Eusevia M. Pino, 98, of Walsenburg, went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 17, 2013. She is survived by three daughters, Alice Pacheco, Audrie Pino and Linda (Roger) Herrera. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Boies-Ortega Funeral Home, Walsenburg. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, St. Mary Catholic Church, Walsenburg. Burial, Huerfano Masonic Cemetery, followed by a reception at the Eagles Lodge, Walsenburg.

Pino, Martha
Martha Pino - Denver Post - February 27, 2008 - Martha Pino, 84, of Lakewood, Co. Service February 28, 2008, St. Mary's Church, Walsenburg, Colorado.

Pino, Regina Orlanda
Regina Orlanda Pino - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2010 - Regina Orlanda Pino, 48, passed away unexpectedly, Nov. 5, 2010. She was born April 30, 1962, in Pueblo, to the union of Stephen and Gloria Jean (Sandoval) Archuleta, who both preceded her in death; along with her grandmother, Rose ' Nana'  Arellano. She is survived by her husband, Joe Villalobos; her children, Timothy (Chanel) Pino, Porsha J. Pino, Jeffery Pino and Brittaney Pino; stepchildren, Natasha, Kayla, Bobbie Jo and Lil Joe Villalobos; six grandchildren; her siblings, Daniel Pino, Beverly (Chele Chavez) Pino, Stephanie (Mike) Gallegos, Johnny James Archuleta; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation, 1 to 4 p.m. Friday; funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, both at Angelus Chapel. Cremation to follow. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the service. A fundraiser will be held at the Pixie Inn on Nov. 20, 2010.

Pino, Robert E.
Robert E. Pino - Huerfano World Journal - January 26, 2012 - Robert E. Pino was born June 1, 1937 to Plinio and Mary Pino in Gardner, CO. He entered into rest on January 11, 2012. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Orlando Pino, Phil Pino and great-granddaughter Nevaeh Salazar. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 51-years, Dolores Pino of the family home, children; Bobby Gene (Isabella) Pino, Floyd (Darla) Pino, Lorrie (Manuel) Sierra, Teresa Pino, Johanna Salazar, and Toni Pino. He had 21 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Also surviving are his sister Mary (Juan) Rivera of Denver, CO; brother Raymond (Dory) Pino of Elko, NV; sisters-in-law Margaret (Ted) Cordova and Virginia (Dan) Jones; brothers-in-law Joe (Paz) Sandoval and Tony (Loretta) Sandoval. Robert was a die-hard Denver Bronco fan, and loved watching the games with his daughter Toni. Bob touched the lives of many and he will be greatly missed. Services were held at the Church of God in Christ Jesus in Walsenburg, Pastor Debbie Reynolds officiating.

Pino, Sotelo
Sotelo Pino - Pueblo Chieftain - April 2, 2013 - Sotelo Pino, 73, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 29, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Rose Pino; and siblings, Alberta, Shirley, Dora, Tony and Leroy. Sotelo is survived by his loving wife, Viola; children, Raymond (Sharon), Edmund, Anthony (Lena) Sandy and Susan (Tito); 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; siblings, Johnny, Bernice (Ben), Rose Marie, Margaret, Frances and Lorraine (Manuel); and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Pino-Harrison, Nevaeh
Nevaeh Pino-Harrison - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 2009 - Nevaeh Pino-Harrison, infant, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 29, 2009. She is survived by her parents, Sonia Pino and Brandon Harrison; sister, Rachelle; grandparents, Wilfred and D-D Pino; and Jim and Jackie Harrison; and numerous extended family. Memorial service, 7 p.m. Monday, Romero Chapel.

Pino-Robles, Frances Orlanda
Frances Orlanda Valdez Pino-Robles - Pueblo Chieftain - May 4, 2011 - Frances Orlanda Valdez Pino-Robles went to our Lord May 2, 2011. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, William ' Wimpy'  Robles; mother, Cirila Cortez; father, Felix Valdez; first husband, Joe Gilbert Pino; brothers, Johnny Cortez and Bernard, Julian and Porfi Valdez; sister, Nettie Garcia; son, Luke ' Butch'  Pino; daughter, Patricia Ann Pino- Chavez; and great- granddaughter, Jade Rae-ann. Survived by sister, Ersie Medina; daughters, Cassandra (Tom) Valdez and Mayoline (Ernst) Louis; sons, David (Denise) and Dan (Laura) Pino; grandchildren, Michael (Kolene) and Shaun Valdez, Roseanne (George) Ayala, Selene (Patrick) Oehmke, David Jr. (Shannon), Joseph (Jolene), Daniel (Deanna), Anthony (Beth), Caylee and Adam (Danielle) Pino, Scott and Chad (Lola), and Diane Chavez, Patricia (Ray) Tyler, Celeste and Porter (Tonitra) Sims, Lisa and Christine Louis; along with 21 great- and three great-great-grandchildren. At her request, cremation with no service. The family will receive friends at the home of Cassandra Valdez. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation through the funeral home. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Pinz, Jerome
Jerome "Jerry" Pinz - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2011 - Jerome "Jerry" Pinz, 58, died April 24, 2011. Survived by his three children; four grandchildren; one sister; and loving ex-wife. Born April 22, 1953, in Wadena, Minn., to Leo Pinz and Donna Niemeyer. Memorial get-together, 5 p.m. Thursday at DJ Pizzeria, 190 W. Palmer Lake, Pueblo West.

Piper, Chris
Chris Piper - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 2012 - Chris Piper, 59, died in Pueblo. Service in Springfield, Colo.

Piper, Richard G.
Richard G. Piper - Pueblo Chieftain - May 8, 1917 - The remains of the late Richard G. Piper were forwarded yesterday by the McCarthy Undertaking Co. to Fargo, N.D., accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Simon c. Powers.

Pipkin, George P. (Dr.)
George P. Pipkin - Pueblo Indicator - January 30, 1932 - Dr. George P. Pipkin Dies - Dr. George P. Pipkin, well known and efficient superintendent of Corwin hospital, passed away at the family home, 411 Broadway, January 27. He had been hospital superintendent since 1921. He had been sick several months but bore his troubles bravely. Deceased had served in the World war. The remains were sent to Kansas City for interment.

Pipkin-Pettit, Roxie Ann
Pipkin-Pettit, Roxie Ann - Pueblo Chieftain - March 2, 2012 - Roxie Ann Pipkin-Pettit, 82, went to be with the Lord Feb. 28, 2012, in Pueblo. She was born June 6, 1929, to the union of Charles and Roxie Pipkin in Lake Forest, Ill. Preceded in death by her parents. Survived by her husband, Henry Joseph Pettit; sister, Sally Lou Smith of Las Vegas; children, Timothy Pettit, Paula Maurello, Christopher Pettit, Robert Pettit, Daniel Pettit and Charles Pettit; grandchildren, Joseph Maurello, Craig Maurello, Kathern Maurello, Mia Pettit, Asia Pettit and Grace Pettit; great- grandchild, Cameron Maurello. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Education/Philosophy from the Immaculate Heart College in 1953, and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church-AAUW. She enjoyed sewing and canning. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Roxie Ann' s memory to St. Joseph Building Fund. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2012, Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, March 5, 2012, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Piquette-Ransom, Donna
Donna Piquette-Ransom - Trinidad Times - April 19, 2012 - Wife, mother, paralegal - Donna Piquette-Ransom, 48, died unexpectedly at home in Colorado Springs on Friday, April 6, 2012. Donna was born in Albuquerque, N.M., and was raised in Trinidad. She graduated from Trinidad Catholic High School and received an associate' s degree in computer science from Trinidad State Junior College. She earned a paralegal degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder and embarked on a 25-year legal career. Donna had a passion for her New Mexico ranch and loved spending time there with her family. She was a devoted daughter and an amazing hockey-volleyball-soccer mom. She loved her family and will be dearly missed. Donna is survived by her loving husband of 26 years, Brian; her wonderful children, Andy and Emily; her sister Denise; her mother Marilyn; and many adoring relatives. Her father, Donald, preceded her in death. A vigil service was held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at St. Patrick' s Church with a rosary recitation at 7 p.m. A funeral service was held at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 12, at St. Patrick' s followed by burial at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Those who wish may leave a note of condolence at EvergreenFuneralHome.org.

Pires, Keith
Keith Pires - Pueblo Chieftain - March 1, 2013 - Keith Pires, 57, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 25, 2013. He is survived by his life partner of 20 years, Marvin Rogers; and numerous family members and friends in the Cape Cod, Colorado and California areas. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2013, 2420 Overton Road, Pueblo CO 81008. Memorial contributions may be made in Keith' s honor to Paws for Life. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Pirtle, Anita B.
Anita B. Pirtle - Las Vegas Review-Journal - April 19, 2004 - Anita B. Pirtle, 71, of Las Vegas, passed away Friday, April 9, 2004. She was born in Walsenburg, Colo., May 9, 1932, and was a resident of Las Vegas for 15 years. Anita was a retired financial executive assistant. Her spirit lives on in her four children, two stepchildren, 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Anita is survived by her husband, Sterling Wayne Pirtle; daughters, Jennifer Vance and Sheri Spurlock; sons, Greg Shelton, all of Las Vegas and Ron Shelton of Breckenridge, Colo.; stepdaughter, Patty Kenyon; stepson, Peter Pirtle, both of Las Vegas; 18 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services were previously held. Interment is at Palm Valley View Cemetery, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. Arrangements were handled by Palm Mortuary-Eastern.

Pisciotta, Betty Jean
Betty Jean Pisciotta- Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 1936 - Betty Jean Pisciotta, two months, Oct 28 at residence, 817 E. Abriendo. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Pisciotta, sister of Joseph. Funeral services Friday 9 a.m. at residence, 9:30 a.m. at Mount Carmel church.

Pisciotta, Calogera
Mrs. Calogera Pischiotta - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 1926 - Calogera Pischiotta, age 54 years at 1319 Eagen avenue, June 24. Arrangements in charge of T. G. McCarthy and Sons, McCarthy building.

Pisciotta, Carlo
Carlo Pisciotti - Pueblo Chieftain - September 7, 1925 - Carlo Pisciotti, aged 17 years, died Sept. 6 at a local hospital. Body at the Geo. F. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Pisciotta, Cynthia Diane
Cynthia Diane ' Bunny'  Pisciotta - Pueblo Chieftain - September 7, 2012 - Cynthia Diane ' Bunny'  Pisciotta, Oct. 31, 1942 ' “ Sept. 4, 2010. Cynthia was born in Bisbee Ariz., to Frank W. Garrett and Nancye Margaret Russell-Jones Garrett. She was married to Samuel James Pisciotta for 51 years in Pueblo, Colo., where they made their home. She is survived by Sam; along with their four children and families: Samuel William Pisciotta (Nancy), Pamela Diane Pisciotta Cordova (Steve), both of Pueblo; Richard Alan Pisciotta (Stephanie) of Staunton, Va., and Michael Douglas Pisciotta (Katie) of Hollywood, Calif. Also, by five grandchildren: Brittaney Wisdom (Wesley), Kelsey Pisciotta, Heather Constuble, Samuel G. Pisciotta, Nicholas Pisciotta; one sister, Sharon Dee Shenk (Glen); also, by numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and three sisters, Blanche Louise Brock, Nancye Carol Head and Billie Jean Waggoner. Cynthia was co-owner of the Captain Sam' s Family Athletic Club in Pueblo, where she worked beside her husband for 43 years. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, studying the Course in Miracles, traveling, writing, and researching family genealogy. Cynthia had a book published under her pen name Laura Garrett in 1987. Memberships: Order of the Eastern Star (Chapter No. 7) and Daughters of the Nile Ruhamah Temple (No. 71). There will be a celebration of Cynthia' s life at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pueblo Shrine Club, 1501 McCulloch Blvd., Pueblo West, six miles south of the main entrance. Cremation will have preceded the ' Celebration of Life.'  Memorials may be made direct to PAWS or to Al Kaly Shrine Transportation Fund.

Pisciotta, Dominic
Dominic Pisciotta - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 2009 - Dominic Pisciotta, 98, passed away Dec. 24, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Mary Pisciotta; his wife, Mary Buffalo Pisciotta; brothers, George, Pete, Sam Jr. and Joe; sisters, Frances and Mary Pisciotta and Josephine (Tony) Saccomanno; sisters-in-law, Virginia, Esther, Eva and Vera Pisciotta. Dominic is survived by his daughters, Sister Mary Dominique Pisciotta, OSF, and Donna Jo Pisciotta, of Chandler, Ariz.; his brother, Fred, the Buffalo family and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. A special thank you to Becky Mizel, a personal friend of the family, of Southern Colorado Advocacy Services. Dominic operated the Eagle Bar and CafΓ© and the Broadway Hotel for 42 years. He was a member of Holy Family Parish, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 145, and the Pueblo Liquor Association. At the family's request, please omit food and flowers. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28, 2009, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Pisciotta, Dominic (Infant Son of)
Pisciotta - Pueblo Chieftain - February 3, 1925 - Pisciotta, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Pisciotta, died February 1, at the residence in Vineland, Colo. Body in charge of Geo. F. McCarthy.

Pisciotta, Ella M.
Ella M. Pisciotta - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 1977 - Mrs. Ella M. Vujcich Pisciotta, late of 45736 E. U.S. 50, Avondale, passed away Dec. 13, 1977. Wife of Pete A. Pisciotta; mother of Joseph D. Pisciotta, Avondale, Mrs. Carmella Jordan, Pueblo, and Mrs. Patricia A. Klomp, Vineland; sister of Pete and Nick Vujich, Mrs. Mary Sackman and George Wolf, all of Pueblo; grandmother of Lydia Jo, Lou Ann and Joseph P. Pisciotta, Gary, Larry and Debbie Jordan and Michael, Michele and Kimberley Klomp. Survived also by her daugher-in-law, Mrs. Marilou Pisciotta, and her sons-in-law, Frank Jordan Jr. and John Klomp, as well as several nieces and nephews. Member of St. Therese Parish, Vineland. Mrs. Pisciotta was born in Pueblo and attended St. Mary School. She and Mr. Pisciotta had been married for 44 years. Services, St. Mary Church; mass of Christian burial 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; rosary recitation 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests dontations of food to be omitted. Those who wish may send memorials to the Pueblo County Heart Unit, P.O. Box 1658, Pueblo 81002. Family may be contacted at 45736 E. U.S. 50.

Pisciotta, Esther
Esther Pisciotta - Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 1976 - Esther Pisciotta, 80 of Pueblo passed away Jan. 6, 1996 at home. She was born Jan. 10, 1915, in Pueblo. Survived by her husband, Joe Pisciotta, of the family home; two sons, Samuel Joseph (Donna) Pisciotta and Duane R. (Deborah) Pisciotta, both of Pueblo; one sister, Julia Cozzolino, Pueblo; six grandchildren, Chris, Gina, Kinbra, Nick, Drake and Dominic Duane Pisciotta. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and cousins. Preceded in death by her sisters, Rose Abbate, Jennie Quirico, Florence Padula, Yolanda Rocco and her brother, Ralph Porco. Service arrangements pending. The family will be receiving friends and family at 531 Gaylord.

Pisciotta, Frances
Frances Pisciotta - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 1929 - Girl Dead of Burns Gained in Explosion - Frances Pisciotta, 18, died Saturday, at a local hospital from injuries which she received three weeks ago when she was severely burned by an explosion of coal oil poured on a fire. She was born in Pueblo and attended the Lakeside-Vineland schools. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pisciotta; one sister, Mrs. Josephine Pisciotta, of Chicago; five brothers, Dominick, Joseph, Sam Jr., Pete and Fred, and her grandmother, Mrs. Frances Dazzo. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o' clock in the chapel of the George F. McCarthy Funeral home. Interment will be made in Roselawn Cemetery.

Pisciotta, Giuseppe
Giuseppe Pisciotta - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 1941 - Pisciotta, Giuseppe of Vineland, July 27 at local hospital. Husband of Carmilla, father of Dominick, Jack, Tony, Pete and Sam Pisciotta, Mrs. Josephine Saccomanno and Mrs. Vincent Chimenti, all of Pueblo; brother of Pete and Sam Pisciotta, both of Pueblo; grandfather of 17. Member of Mt. Carmel church. Announcements later.

Pisciotta, John
John Pisciotta - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 1926 - John Pisciotta, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pisciotta, died February 19 at the residence, on St. Charles Mesa. Body at the George F. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Pisciotta, Joseph
Joseph Pissetto - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 1917 - Joseph Pissetto, aged 2 days, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Pissetto, passed away at an early hour yesterday morning at the ranch home at Vineland. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock the afternoon from the residence. The burial will be in the Los Angeles cemetery on the St. Charles mesa. Interment will be in charge of the McCarthy Undertaking Co.

Pisciotta, Lucia
Lucia Pisciotta - Pueblo Chieftain - March 5, 1934 - Mrs. Lucia Pisciotta, Sunday at residence in Vineland, wife of Pete Pisciotta, step-mother of Mrs. Josephine Montera, Mrs. Mary Corda, Mrs. Annie Cuchera, Fred and Jennie; sister of Mrs. Govanna Cortese, Pueblo, and Mrs. Pauline Catalanoti of Italy. Announcements later.

Pisciotta, Mary
Mary Pisciotta - Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 1929 - Girl of 13 Dies on her 13th Birthday - Mary Pisciotta, Lakeside school girl, died on her thirteenth birthday, on the thirteenth of the month at a local hospital. Mary, whose name has 13 letters, is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pisciotta of Vineland; her grandmother, Mrs. Frances Dazzo, and by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Josephine Saccomanno of Chicago; Frances, Dominick, Joseph, Samuel, Peter and Fred, all of Pueblo. The body is being cared for at the Geo. F. McCarthy Funeral home. The funeral announcements will be made later.

Pisciotta, Mary
Mrs. Mary Pisciotta - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 1975 - Mrs. Mary Pisciotta, 1116 Cedar. Jan. 25, 1975. Mother of Mrs. Josephine Saccomanno, Chicago, Ill., and Dominic Pisciotta, Joseph Pisciotta, Sam Pisciotta Jr. and Fred Pisciotta, all of Pueblo. Sister of Mrs. Pauline Panteleo, Mrs. Carmello Buffalo and Mr. John Dazzio, all of Pueblo. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Sam Pisciotta, Nov. 24, 1951, and a son, Pete Pisciotta, Dec. 11, 1971. Mrs. Pisciotta was born in Italy and came to the United States in 1905. She was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish. Services, Shrine of St. Therese: Recitation of the Rosary 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; Mass of the Christian Burial 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Friends are requested to omit food . Friends who wish may contribute to the National Asthma Foundation , co George F. McCarthy Almont 401 Broadway, Pueblo.

Pisciotta, Pete
Pete Pisciotta - Pueblo Chieftain - November 8, 1956 - Pete Pisciotta of 1035 Cedar, Nov. 7. Father of Mrs. Josephine Montera, Mrs. Mary Cordo, Mrs. Anna Cuchiara, Mrs. Jennie Lercara and Fred Pisciotta, all of Pueblo. Survived also by 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Member of Our Lady of Assumption Parish. C.C.I.S. Lodge and F. O. Eagles Pueblo Aerie 145. Rosary Friday 7:30 p.m. Funeral Home Chapel. Services Saturday 8:30 a. m. Funeral Home. Requiem Mass 9 a. m. Mount Carmel Church. Interment Gate of Heaven, Roselawn.

Pisciotta, Pete
Pete Pisciotta - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 1971 - Pete Pisciotta, prominent lifetime Pueblo businessman, passed away at his residence 918 Carteret, Dec. 11, 1971, following two-month illness. Mr. Pisciotta was member of St. Patrick Parish, the Footprinters and Colorado Liquor Dealers Association. Survivors include his window, Mrs. Virginia Pisciotta of the family home; three children, Larry F. Pisciotta, Raymond L. Pisciotta, and Mrs. Frances Baker, all of Denver; his mother, Mrs. Mary Pisciotta, Pueblo; one sister, Mrs. Josephine Saccomanno, Chicago; and four brothers, Dominic Pisciotta, Sam Pisciotta, Joe Pisciotta and Fred Pisciotta, all of Pueblo. Two grandsons, Dean Paul Pisciotta and Mark Collins Pisciotta, both of Denver, also survive. Announcements later. Family requests omission of food. Those who wish may make contributions to the Pete Pisciotta Cancer Memorial Fund in Memory of Mr. Pisciotta. All contributions should be made through the Funeral Home Office.

Pisciotta, Rose
Mrs. Rose Pisciotta - Pueblo Chieftain - July 6, 1980 - Mrs. Rose Pisciotta of 815 E. Abriendo, July 5, 1980. Wife of Jack Pisciotta; mother of Jack Pisciotta, Jr. of the family home, Donald Pisciotta and Joseph Pisciotta, and sister of John Taullie, Denver. Also survived by six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Mrs. Pisciotta was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish. Service announcements later. Please omit food.

Pisciotte, Dominic H.
Dominic H. Pisciotte - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 1973 - Dominic H. Pisciotte of 64 Baylor, June 27, 1973. Husband of Mrs. Vince Pisciotte, who passed away Dec. 13, 1968. Father of Mrs. Carmela Carleo, Pueblo, and Mrs. Mary Guida, Denver. Preceded in death by one son Joseph Pisciotte. Father-in-law of Ted Guida, Denver. Brother of Jack, Pete, Sam and Tony Pisciotta, and Mrs. Martha Chimento and Mrs. Josephine Saccomanno, Pueblo. Grandfather of James and Louis Carleo, Pueblo, and Christopher and Patrick Guida, Denver. Survived also by one great-grandson, Nicholas Joseph Carleo, and several nieces and nephews. Member of Shrine of St. Therese Parish. Mr. Pisciotte owned and operated the East Abriendo Grocery. Services, Shrine of St. Therese: Rosary recitation 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Mass of the Resurrection 10 a.m. Friday. Interment, Roselawn. Friends who wish may send memorials to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home office.

Pisciotte, Joseph
Joseph Pisciotte - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 1959 - Joseph D. Pisciotte of Route 3, Box 283, Wigwam, August 28. Husband of Mrs. Betty Layne Pisciotte. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Pisciotte and brother of Mrs. Carmella Carleo and Miss Mary Pisciotte all of Pueblo. Member of First Methodist Church and the Pueblo County Cattlemen' s Association. Services will be conducted Monday 10 a.m. at the First Methodist Church by the Rev. Thomas L. Kleen. Interment Roselawn.

Pisciotte, Julia Judy
Julia ' Judy'  Pisciotte - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2009 - Julia ' Judy'  Pisciotte, 96, passed away peacefully Nov. 6, 2009, at the Osage Beach Health Care Center in Osage Beach, Mo. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Tony G. Pisciotte; parents, Paul and Angelina Del Fraino; and brother, James Del Fraino. She is survived by daughter, Carmela Lee (Samuel Joe) Spinuzzi of Las Vegas, Nev.; son, Dr. Joseph Paul (Linda) Pisciotte of Osage Beach, Mo.; sister, Jean Bastian Waites of Pueblo; grandchildren, Sandy (Steve) Bakotich and Scott Spinuzzi of Las Vegas, Tonette (Michael) Lucas of Reno, Nev., Michael Anthony (Victoria) Pisciotte of Wichita, Kan., Tracy Lynn Graybill of Kansas City, Mo., and Dena Suzanne Pisciotte of Denver, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Kimberly Bakotich, Nicolette and Gabrielle Lucas, Kierstin and Joseph Pisciotte; nephew, Herbert Bastian; and niece, Beverly Brooks. Judy's passion in life was her family and friends. She never met a person she couldn't talk to, appreciate and compliment, which she did until her final hours. We will all miss her greatly. Services will be held in Osage Beach and Las Vegas. Liturgy of the Word will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Pueblo, with Monsignor Leonard Racki officiating. Joe and Linda Pisciotte will serve coffee at 9 a.m. in the Cathedral pavilion. Judy will join eternally her husband and parents at Imperial Gardens in Pueblo.

Pisciotte, Vince
Mrs. Vince Pisciotte - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 1968 - Mrs. Vince Pisciotte of 64 Baylor, Dec. 13, 1968. Wife of Dominic H. Pisciotte. Mother of Mrs. Carmella Carleo, Pueblo, Mrs. Mary Guida, Denver and the late Joseph Pisciotte. Sister of John and Joseph Greco, Mrs. Frances Tortessi and Mrs. Caroline Pinelle, all of Pueblo. Step-sister of Sam and Gabriel Tortessi, Pueblo; Mrs. Mary Greco, San Pedro, Calif., Mrs. Anna Saccomanno, Maywood, Calif., Mrs. Rose Hartwell, South Gate, Calif. Mother-in-law of Ted Guida, Denver. Grandmother of James and Louis Carleo and Christopher and Patrick Guida. Grandmother-in-law of Mrs. Anna Lee Carleo. Mrs. Pisciotte was a partner with her husband in the operation of the East Abriendo Grocery. Member of Shrine of St. Therese Parish. Service Member of Shrine of St. Therese Church. Rosary recitation 7 p.m. today and Mass of Requiem 10 a.m. Monday. Interment Gate of Heaven, Roselawn.

Piscitella, Betty V.
Betty V. Piscitella - Pueblo Chieftain - April 9, 2013 - Betty V. Piscitella passed away April 7, 2013. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy (Art) Lomax of Pueblo; son, Roger (Leslie) Piscitella of Idaho Falls, Idaho; grandchildren, Mark Lomax, Carrie Bayha, Anthony Piscitella, Julie Munson; great-grandchildren, Elara and Erika Lomax and Milo Munson. At her request, there will be no services. Private burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Golden, Colo. Special thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice personnel, Anesha, Lynn, Keri and Toni. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005.

Piscola, Edward C.
Edward C. Piscola - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2011 - Edward C. Piscola. Celebrating the life of Edward Piscola. Sunrise: Jan. 17, 1938. Sunset: Jan. 25, 2011. Ed peacefully entered into heaven to be reunited with his beloved parents, John and Rose Piscola; and brother, John Piscola. Ed was so proud of his daughters, Darla (Robert) Moore, Sheralee (Casey) Brown and Julianne Daneen Piscola; his granddaughters, Grace Moore and Gabrielle Brown. Survived by his brother, Tony (Gerry) Piscola of Elyria, Ohio; nieces, nephews and his extended Brown family; special friends, Carolyn and Kelly Hill, Richard Valdez, Mark and Beth Troyer family, Pastor Bob and Gaylene Simms, Linda (Gerald) Martinez and so many others. Ed attended the first graduating class of Midview High School in 1956, and Ohio University. Ed had a passion for all his endeavors, working in the sales field most of his career. He loved traveling, learning, cooking and researching. He was active in the Low Vision Group at SRDA, OWL' s, and the Nazarene Church. Ed and his family would like to acknowledge the superior care and compassion he received from Dr. James Smith, Dr. Scott Harberts, Dr. Jim Stjernholm, Complete Health Care (Denise), All Care Home Oxygen, Life Care Center (Cindy and Kathy), Savanna and Stacie at SMCH and Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Special gratitude for their extraordinary efforts to provide our beloved father with dignity and advocacy, Dr. Thomas Gaide, Rachel (Our Angel) and Linda Martinez (Independent Hearts). Please join us in celebrating Dad' s life at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at Belmont Church of the Nazarene, 1702 Bonforte Blvd., with reception to follow the celebration. Private burial and cremation, per Ed' s request. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Ed' s memory through Imperial Funeral Home. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.

Piserchio, Caroline Opal
Caroline Opal Piserchio - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 2009 - Caroline Opal Piserchio, 70, born March 29, 1938, passed away March 15, 2009. She was preceded in death by husband, Philip Piserchio; parents, George and Opal Bachmann; and brother, George Jr. Survived by her sisters, Georgiana Parker and Liz (Jim) Hansen; children, Loren, Sharlie, Wendy Piserchio and Catherine (Don) Piserchio-Griego. Grandmother of Preston Gomez, Holly Piserchio, Matthew Woods and Casandra Kus, and very special granddaughter, Cynthia (Saul) Mendoza. Also survived by seven great-grandchildren; and special friend, Dusk Sandberg. Caroline was a graduate of "Swink University." Funeral service to be held at noon Friday, March 20, 2009, at the George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Following the service, the family will receive friends at Zaragoza Hall. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Piserchio, Loren Richard
Loren Richard ' Dick'  ' Serch'  Piserchio - Pueblo Chieftain - May 15, 2013 - Loren Richard ' Dick'  ' Serch'  Piserchio, 61, passed away May 10, 2013. Survived by daughter, Holly (Mike) Fairbairn; grandchildren, Christopher, Brendan and Michaella. Family and friends are welcome to celebrate his life after the service at 2216 N. Main St. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, May 17, Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Piserchio, Mary A.
Mary A. (Volpe) Piserchio - Pueblo Chieftain - March 6, 2011 - Mary A. (Volpe) Piserchio, 89, born March 28, 1921, passed away on March 4, 2011. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Frank Piserchio; sons, Frank Alan Piserchio and Robert M. Piserchio. Survived by her brother, Albert (Bev) Volpe, Phoenix, Ariz.; daughters, Leanne Piserchio (Dan) Corsentino and Carol Ann (Jim Herbert) Piserchio; granddaughters, Deanne Davis (Adam) Auer, Mary Christine (Nathan Cape) Davis and Courtney Crisp; great-granddaughter, Adrianna; numerous nieces, nephews, as well as relatives and family members in Silvano D' Orba, Italy. Mary was a graduate of Central High School and at age 19 she married the man of her dreams, Frank. Their marriage was truly a Cinderella story. Frank and Mary shared the love of music and ballroom dancing. They never missed dancing on a Saturday night. Anytime Mary heard big band music she was on her feet dancing. Just this past October, Mary danced all night at her granddaughter' s wedding. Mary was a very happy person who smiled all of the time. She had a great sense of humor. Mary was an avid bridge player, loved to knit and crochet. She was the spelling bee champion at the Pueblo Regent, where she lived for the past eight years. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, 2011, Our Lady of the Meadows Church, with interment following at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Piserchio, Robert M.
Robert M. Piserchio - Colorado Springs Gazette - December 11, 2009 - Relative of Fountain Police Chief Found Dead - Pueblo - Robert M. Piserchio, whose sister is married to Fountain Police Chief Dan Corsentino, was found dead and burned in a bedroom of his home in the upscale Stonemoor Hills neighborhood Thursday. ' You' re in this business for 25 years, you see it from one side. It' s just so amazing these poor people who suffer losses ... and then you suffer your own loss,'  said Corsentino, a former Pueblo County sheriff. ' It really underlines everything as to what life is all about. Just a sad deal.'  The West Park Volunteer Fire Department was sent to Piserchio' s home at 1:40 a.m. on a triggered fire alarm. Firefighters and deputies forced entry into the home, which was smoky, and found Piserchio dead on a bedroom floor. Foul play is suspected. ' We are talking to a number of people, but we have not developed what I would call a suspect at this point,'  said Charlene Graham, head of law enforcement at the Pueblo County Sheriff' s Offce. Pueblo County Coroner James Kramer said Piserchio, 50, suffered multiple injuries. An autopsy is set for today. Inside the home, detectives found evidence of gunffre. Graham said it' s too early to tell if a robbery or home invasion occurred. She said investigators are looking into a report Piserchio filed a week ago in which his wallet was reported missing from his home. Piserchio owned Bob' s Dental Lab. Colorado Springs Gazette - December 22, 2009 - Fugitive is Sought in Pueblo Slaying - Missing Sex Offender is Wanted for Questioning - A fugitive sex offender being sought for failing to register in El Paso County has been named a person of interest in a Pueblo homicide earlier this month. Matthew Adam Barnes, 30, is wanted for questioning in the death of Robert Piserchio, whose burned body was found in his home on Dec. 10, the Pueblo County Sheriff ' s Office said Monday. An autopsy determined Piserchio had been stabbed and bludgeoned. Piserchio, 50, was the brother-in-law of Fountain Police Chief Dan Corsentino, the former longtime Pueblo County sheriff. Barnes, who also goes by the name Matthew Green, is white, 5 feet 10 inches tall, and has brown hair and blue eyes. He is known to have driven a silver Saturn with Colorado license plate 757 JVG and is believed to be in El Paso County. ' There is a possibility he may have some information, and we would like to talk to him,'  said Pueblo sheriff ' s Law Enforcement Bureau Chief Charlene Graham. Barnes has two felony convictions in Brevard County, Fla., for lewd and lascivious conduct with a child and failing to register as a sex offender. He was released from prison in October. He moved to El Paso County after his release and initially complied with the requirement to register as a sex offender. He failed to renew his registration in November, and a warrant was issued for his arrest, El Paso County sheriff' s Deputy Teresa Murphy said. The Pueblo Chieftain reported that firefighters and deputies found Piserchio' s body after forcing their way into the smoky home in the upscale Stonemoor Hills neighborhood. Inside, detectives found evidence of gunfire. Graham told the Chieftain investigators were trying to determine whether there was a connection between Piserchio' s killing and a previous incident in which two women knocked on his door asking for help. One appeared to be having a seizure, and Piserchio allowed her inside to recover. Afterward, he reported, his wallet with $150 in cash was missing. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Barnes, contact the Pueblo County Sheriff ' s Office at (719) 583-6250 or Crime Stoppers at (719) 542-STOP. Colorado Springs Gazette - December 24, 2009 - Suspect in Pueblo Slaying Arrested - Colorado Springs Man Captured After Being Spotted by FBI Agent - A man being sought in a violent robbery in Colorado Springs was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of a Pueblo man whose burned body was found inside his home Dec. 10. Aaron Wilkerson, 25, of Colorado Springs, was arrested early Wednesday after being spotted driving a car near Fillmore Street east of Interstate 25 by an FBI agent. Wilkerson crashed into an unmarked police car and was captured after running from the vehicle. He is being held without bond at the El Paso County jail. Wilkerson is suspected of killing Robert Piserchio, 50, the brother-in-law of Fountain Police Chief Dan Corsentino, who was also a longtime Pueblo County sheriff. Pueblo firefighters were responding to a blaze at Piserchio' s Stonemoor Hills home when they discovered his partially burned body. An autopsy determined that Piserchio had been stabbed and bludgeoned before he was set ablaze. A statement issued by the Pueblo County Sheriff ' s Office said physical evidence at Piserchio' s home linked Wilkerson to the slaying. The statement didn' t elaborate on what the evidence was. Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk Taylor praised the cooperation between law enforcement agencies that led to the arrest. ' I want to publicly commend the Colorado Springs Police Department, as well as our other state and local law enforcement partners that assisted in the apprehension of this dangerous individual,'  Taylor said in the statement. More arrests could follow, with investigators saying they still are looking for Matthew Adam Barnes, 30, a fugitive sex offender wanted for failing to register with El Paso County authorities and who was named a person of interest this week in Piserchio' s slaying. Barnes' possible connection to the case wasn' t explained. He moved to El Paso County in late October after being released from a Florida prison, where he was serving a sentence for lewd and lascivious conduct with a child. Wilkerson is also suspected of assaulting a 62-year-old woman with a stun gun just before noon on Dec. 7 in the parking lot of an OfficeMax store at 1646 Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. The woman' s purse was stolen, and her credit cards were used to make several purchases around Colorado Springs. Wilkerson is a suspect in at least two other robberies in Colorado Springs, the Pueblo County sheriff ' s statement said. Colorado Springs Gazette - January 23, 2010 - 4 People Indicted in Pueblo Man' s Death - Pueblo - A Pueblo grand jury has indicted four people in the death of a man who was stabbed and set on fire during a Dec. 10 robbery at his Pueblo home. The Pueblo County Sheriff ' s office said Friday that three of the four people indicted are in custody and that more arrests are expected for the death of Robert Piserchio, 50. Acacia Lyndarr and Brandon Armijo were indicted on charges that include first-degree burglary and first-degree arson. Aaron Matthew Wilkerson was indicted on charges of first degree murder, arson and aggravated robbery. Also indicted on burglary and robbery charges was 30-year-old Matthew Barnes, who is not in custody. Colorado Springs Gazette - January 30, 2010 - 3 More Arrested in Pueblo Killing - Women Linked to Piserchio Case; Fugitive Sex Offender Still on Lam - Three more suspects have been arrested in the December killing of the Pueblo man found beaten, stabbed and burned in his home. The Pueblo County Sheriff ' s Office said Karen Sue Depierre, 40, Sheena Sann Baker, 45, and Elizabeth Ann Abeyta, 38, went to Robert M. Piserchio' s home the week before his death under the guise that they needed help and stole his wallet. All face murder, aggravated robbery and theft charges and are being held on $250,000 bond. According to a tip, Depierre believed Piserchio had purchased some of her belongings from an exboyfriend and was out for revenge, Pueblo Sheriff ' s spokeswoman Laurie Kilpatrick said in a news release Friday. Piserchio, whose sister is married to Fountain Police Chief Dan Corsentino, was found dead in a bedroom of his Pueblo home on Dec. 8. Already arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the case is Aaron Wilkerson, 25, who was arrested Dec. 23 in Colorado Springs. He is also suspected of assaulting a 62-year-old woman with a stun gun on Dec. 7 in the Office Max parking lot at 1646 Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. Depierre told sheriff ' s detectives she and Wilkerson dealt meth to each other. Investigators are still looking for Matthew Adam Barnes, 30, a fugitive sex offender, wanted for failing to register with El Paso County authorities. He is a person of interest in Piserchio' s death. Barnes' possible connection to the case has not been explained.

Piserchio, Wendy
Wendy Piserchio - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2012 - Wendy Piserchio, 47, passed away unexpectedly March 26, 2012. She was preceded in death by parents, Phillip and Caroline Piserchio. She is survived by son, Matthew Woods; partner in life, Dale Woods; brother, Richard; sisters, Sharlie and Catherine Piserchio; nieces, Holly (Mike) Piserchio-Fairbairn, Cynthia (Saul) Mendoza, Casandra Kus; nephew, Preston Gomez. Service, 10 a.m. Thursday, April 12, Amazing Grace Fellowship, 142 Stardust Drive, Pueblo West.

Pitkin, Frederick W.
Frederick W. Pitkin - Atchison (Kansas) Daily Globe - December 20, 1886 - News Notes - Ex-Governor Frederick W. Pitkin, of Colorado, died at Pueblo on the 19th of consumption. Rocky Mountain News - January 9, 1895 - All Men of Ability - Colorado' s Chief Executives Had Strong Individuality - Before Colorado assumed the dignity of statehood inducting a newly appointed governor into office was a very simple affair' ¦ Frederick W. Pitkin - Frederick W. Pitkin was the second governor of the state. He came to Colorado a physical wreck in 1874, and located in the San Juan country. The clear and bracing atmosphere soon brought the color to his cheeks and he entered upon a new life of activity. He was an accomplished lawyer and an astute political manager. His watchful care of all departments of the state was the marked feature of his administration. He haunted the offices of the officials and examined every statute in its minutest detail. During his term state warrants rose in value one or two per cent. He was possessed of a fortune that gave him sufficient revenue for his private needs, and he gave his salary to charitable purposes. He was defeated in his aspirations for a seat in the United States senate, and his political career closed. Governor Pitkin died in Pueblo, December 18, 1886, and the remains were brought to Denver, laid in state at the executive chambers, and the body was buried at Riverside.

Pitt, John E.
John E. Pitt - Rocky Mountain News - June 21, 1884 - Pueblo Paragraphs - The late Hon. John E. Pitt, who died at West Las Animas a few days ago, was one of the remarkable men of his time. As a humorist he had few equals and his public speeches never failed of drawing an immense crowd. He was the author of that famous ' Bob Tail Bull in Fly Time'  speech in the Missouri legislature a short time before the civil war, and which was copied in all the leading journals wherever the English language prevailed and pronounced the essence of real humor. As a lawyer Colonel Pitt stood high at the bar and practiced in the same courts with General B. M. Hughes, General Jim Craig, Hon. D. R. Atchison, and Thomas Benton.

Pittenger, Florencia
Florencia Santistevan Pittenger - Trinidad Times Independent - September 20, 2011 - Florencia Santistevan Pittenger - Phone company representative - Florencia Santistevan Pittenger passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 16, 2011. Flo was born Oct. 26, 1940, daughter of Ben and Lucy Santistevan of Trinidad. She is pre-deceased by father, Ben Santistevan; sister, Lucille Zamora; and brother, John Frank Santistevan. She is survived by mother, Lucy G. Santistevan, Al (Gerry) Santistevan, George Santistevan, Anthony Santistevan, Priscilla Fraser, Irene (Roni) Igo, Donna (Charles) Kovak, and sister-in-law, Sally Santistevan. Nephews and nieces include Jon David, Maria Paniagua, Frank Santistevan Jr., Josh David, and Lori (Nick) Rosales. Flo was a graduate of Trinidad High where she was Head Majorette and Colorado State Champion Majorette. She retired from U. S. West after 26 years of service as a Customer Billing Representative. She returned to Trinidad after her retirement and worked as a home care provider for private pay and for South Central COG. Among her many interests, Flo loved to sing, fish, read, dance and paint. She was an avid Bronco fan. A public visitation will be held Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, from 2-6 p.m. A Rosary will be Thursday, Sept. 22, at 9:00 a.m. at Mullare-Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will follow at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Pallbearers are Melvin Galbadon, John Giron, Ernest David Gutierrez, Jim Cobel, John Timms, and Frank Santistevan, Jr. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Pittman, Ned Thomas
Ned Thomas Pittman - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 2009 - Ned Thomas Pittman went to be with the Lord Sept. 26, 2009. Born Sept. 26, 1937 in Kansas City, MO to Fred and June Pittman. Preceded in death by his mother, and the grandparents that raised him, Tom and Helen O' Leary; and by his wife Peggy Smith Pittman. Survived by sons, Tom Pittman, Kenny (Pam) Pittman, Randy (Tari) Pittman, David (Toni) Pittman, and Jeremiah (Christine) Pittman; granddaughters, Nicole, Kristina, Noelle, Tessica, Makari, Gabby, Josie, and Sydney and grandsons, Kenny Jr., Daniel, Ian, Hunter, Austin, Levi, and Cooper; three great-grandchildren; two half-sisters; one half-brother; cousins, nieces, and nephews. Memorial service 10 am Sat., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel.

Pittman, Robert Fitsgerald
Robert Fitsgerald Pittman - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2009 - Robert Fitsgerald Pittman, 43, former Pueblo resident, passed away Aug. 16, 2009, in Key West, Fla. Robert was born May 26, 1966, in Charleston, Miss. He was a landscaper by trade. Preceded in death by grandparents, John and Susan Simpson and Ulis and Mary Pittman; godparents, Johnnie Mae Lake and Willie Louis Simpson; two uncles, Robert and John Simpson. Survived by his mother, Marie Simpson, Pueblo; father, Lawrence Pittman, St. Louis; stepfather, Leo Lemons, Pueblo; a sister, Jessena Pittman, Colorado Springs; a brother, Sgt. Michael (Robin) Pitman, U.S. Army, Iraq; aunts, Ella Currington, Pueblo, Mary Brewer, Elizabeth Chamberlin, Carrie Simmons, Mary Pittman, all of Charleston, Miss., Eula Battest, St. Louis; uncles, Mack E. Simpson and Roy C. Simpson; both of Charleston, Miss., Willie Pittman, St. Louis, David Pittman, Atlanta; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Troy Pacheco, Matthew Gomez, Debbie Martinez and James Cordova, all of Pueblo; also many other friends and co-workers in Key West, Fla. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel, with Pastor Orval Miles officiating. Cremation to follow. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall immediately following the service.

Pitts, Gail Lorine
Gail Lorine Pitts - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 2011 - Gail Lorine Pitts, 83, passed away Aug. 31, 2011. Survived by her cousins, Rick Wallace of Cincinnati, Ohio, Jean Wallace of Media, Pa., Veronica Goldstein of Media, Pa., Nancy Pitts and Harry G. McMahon of Savannah, Ga., H. Gibson McMahon Jr., H. Gibson McMahon III and Joshua McMahon, all of Atlanta, Ga. and Leigh McMahon, Savannah, Ga. Preceded in death by her parents, Lorine L. and William N. Pitts. Gail was born Jan. 30, 1928, in Milwaukee, Wis. After graduating with a B.S. in journalism in 1949 from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Gail enjoyed a successful, varied and exceptionally long career in journalism and business. After college, Gail went to work for Braniff Airlines as a stewardess, and soon after joined the (then) Dallas Times Herald as a reporter. She covered business, society and occasionally sports before being named as the paper' s Women' s News Editor in 1955. In an article about her promotion, she said at the time: "They say that the city desk is the heart of the newspaper. That may be true, but women' s news is its soul." Gail moved to Denver a few years later, where she variously worked for The Denver Post covering society and women' s news, as an account executive for a public relations firm, then as vice president for Colorado Federal Savings. Gail rejoined the Denver Post in 1977 as a business news writer and later was promoted to Business News Editor ' ” at the time, she was the only woman in the nation to head the business and financial news operation for a major metropolitan daily newspaper. An entrepreneur at heart, Gail left The Denver Post in 1987 to found the Rocky Mountain Almanac with her colleague Lee Olson, longtime Post editorial page writer. After publishing the Almanac for several years, Gail moved to Pueblo in 1991, at age 62, to become a business reporter for The Pueblo Chieftain. Over the next 12 years, she wrote hundreds of stories, and "interviewed anybody and everybody on a series of annual road trips," colleagues recall. Gail also was well known for her dedication to covering the livestock shows at the annual Colorado State Fair, wearing her signature plaid dress. Colleagues say she was known to work 17 days straight, "until she wore everybody else out!" After her retirement from The Pueblo Chieftain in 2003, Gail volunteered at the El Pueblo Museum for four years, where she served as rental coordinator, greeting potential clients and helping them plan events. Gail enjoyed many friendships and wide-ranging interests throughout her life, including entertaining, news, politics, travel, books, music, Southwestern history, and spending time at her beloved summer cabin near Boulder. Gail was a member of the Denver Press Club, the Denver Woman' s Press Club and the Southern Colorado Press Club. Gail' s cousins, Jean and Rick Wallace, invite Gail' s friends to a special gathering to remember and celebrate her life, from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, Pueblo Union Depot, 132 W. B St. At the remembrance event, Gail' s family and friends will share stories and fond memories of her. Memorial donations for Gail Pitts may be made to the Pueblo City-County Library District (for the Newseum or the Western History Collection), the El Pueblo Museum, or Ascension Episcopal Church through the funeral home.

Pitts, Jon W. III
Jon W. Pitts III - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 2012 - Jon W. Pitts III, 15, passed away Sept. 7, 2012. He is survived by his mother, Jessica (Nathan) Warren; father, Jon W. Pitts II; brothers, Jacob Pitts, Justin Yule; two stepbrothers, Cyrus and Devin Warren. He also is survived by numerous grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Jon loved riding his bike and skateboard, skiing, football and camping. A gathering will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, with a memorial service from noon to 1 p.m. at the Skate Park at City Park. Online condolences, www.imperialfunerals.com

Pitts, Marilyn Jean
Marilyn Jean Pitts - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 2013 - Marilyn Jean Pitts, 77, of Osawatomie, Kan., formerly of Pueblo, June 13. Eddy-Birchard, Osawatomie. Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home - June 24, 2013 - Marilyn Jean Pitts age 77, of Osawatomie, Kansas died Thursday June 13, 2013 at the Life Care Center of Osawatomie. Marilyn was born November 30, 1935 in Worth, Missouri the second of two children of Orville Arthur and Yvonne Etha (Wray) Barnes. At a young age Marilyn married Orville Mendel in 1950 the marriage ended in divorce. On October 19, 1962 she married Vernon Pitts. They became the parents of two children. They made their home in Kansas City, Kansas and then in Pueblo, Colorado. This marriage ended in divorce in 1980. In April of 1985 Marilyn married Robert Litehaurt they made their home in Warsaw, Missouri and in Osawatomie. This marriage also ended in divorce. While living in Pueblo, Colorado Marilyn and her husband Vernon owned a gas station for ten years, where Marilyn did all the bookkeeping. She also worked at the Alco store as a department manager, and later at Price Chopper in Paola in the late 1980' s. Marilyn was a member of the Osawatomie Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother Orville George Barnes, and one half brother Mervin Barnes. She is survived by her son Timothy Wray (Patricia) Pitts of Osawatomie, Kansas, her daughter Tamara Dee (Doug) Click of Monett, Missouri, six grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Cremation. Memorial Service: 2 p.m., Saturday, June 22, 2013, Church of Christ 36230 Plum Creek Rd., Osawatomie, KS. Memorials: The Church of Christ. Memorials may be sent in care of the Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home P.O. Box 430 Osawatomie, KS 66064

Pittullo, Jean
Jean Pittullo - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 2010 - Jean Pittullo, of Pueblo, Colo. passed away April 26, 2010. She was 79 years old. She was born in Two Buttes, Colo. on Oct. 11, 1930 to Pearl and Amie Osborne. Her family, children, grandchildren and great-grandchild were a very important part of her life. She is predeceased by husband, Scott and her brother, Glenn Osborne. Survivors are sons, Roy (Sue) Pittullo, Casa Grande, Ariz., Scott (Cheryl) Pittullo, Fowler, Colo.; daughter, Jane (Frank) Provenza; grandchildren, LeighAnn (Brad) Neilsen, Delaina (Gary) Sutherland, Clay (Holly) Pittullo, Britt (John) Pittullo, Paul (Jody) Gould, Jodi Fillmore, Marianne Provenza; great-grandchild, Scott Gould. Sisters, Ruth Wills and Ruby (Junior) Cole; brothers, Roy Osborne and Wayne Osborne. Jean enjoyed her special relationships with sisters-in-law Frances Cullen and Betty Lee Osborne. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. At Jean' s request there will be no viewing. Funeral Service, 10 a.m. Thursday, April 29, 2010, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Manzanola Cemetery

Plagman, Mary D.
Mary D. Plagman - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2009 - Mary D. Plagman, 82, passed away Nov. 14, 2009. Survived by her children, Linda Kay Tiffany, Carol (Dave) LoSapio, Kenneth D. Plagman and Ronald L. Plagman; sisters, Betty Powell and Irene Ward; three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her daughter, Peggy Plagman; and her husband of 50 years, Douglas Plagman. Mary was born Oct. 13, 1927, on the McCormick homestead in Nebraska to Alex and Barbara Lambrecht. Viewing. 11 to 1 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009; both in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor B.J. Worthen officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Plagman Disabled Bowlers League No. 620 through the funeral home office. Special thanks to Dr. Keefe and his staff, Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Nancy and Coleen from Nurse Finders, and Penny Holt, Mary's care provider.

Plant, Robert L.
Robert L. Plant - Pueblo Chieftain - July 3, 2011 - Robert L. Plant, 79, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on June 30, 2011. Cremation has taken place. No services will be held.

Plascencia, Joe
Joe Plascencia - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 2010 - Joe Plascencia, 80, born May 23, 1930, slipped the bonds of Earth, spread his wings and flew into the sky July 8, 2010, after a heroic battle with an illness. He was preceded on this journey by his parents, Rumaldo and Cerilta; sisters, Pauline and Alice; granddaughter, Melissa Zupan. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 57 years, Mercy (Serna). No more perfect union has heaven ever made. Also his brother ' Chewy' ; sister, Cedar Lopez; and brother-in-law, Joe Mares; children, Charlotte (Michael) Zupan, Sheron (Mark) Sandoval, Douglas (Daniela) Plascencia, Bruce ' Caveman' ; grandchildren, Tiffany, Brian, Kimberly, Casey, Mark, Monica, Emelio and Antonio; great-grandchildren, Korey-Joe, Ryan, Damian, Hanna, Lilacea and Jaramiah; special nephew, Micky Gallardo; and numerous nieces, nephews, and many dear friends. Joe was born in Portland, Colo., and moved to Pueblo in 1950, where he started working in the tube mill at the CF&I for the next 34 years providing a good life for his family. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping as often as he could. He had a passion for landscaping and the Broncos. He traveled to Europe, Mexico, Hawaii and throughout the United States. But, the thing that those who knew and loved him will remember and miss the most will be his quick and constant smile and silent strength. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. Monday at Imperial Funeral Home with the rosary recitation to follow. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at the Cathedral with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Friends are invited to join the family after the ceremony at the Anchor Lounge, 717 N. Main St. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home. Adios Papa! Vaya con Dios.

Platt, James Patrick
James Patrick Platt - Trinidad Times Independent - January 21, 2009 - James Patrick Platt, 82, of Junction City, Kan., peacefully passed away January 18, 2009. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Saturday, January 24, at 1:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Covenant, 314 N. Adams, Junction City, Kan., with Father Dale Plummer officiating. Jim, as he was better known by his friends, lived a full and happy life as a devoted son, husband, father, and grandfather. He was born May 13, 1926, on a farm outside Trenton, Kan. The youngest son of Harry V. Platt and Kathryn Hall Platt, he grew up in Salina, Kan., where he graduated from Sacred heart High School in 1944. Immediately upon graduation, he began his service in the Navy where he proudly served in the Armed Guard in numerous locations in the South Pacific during World War II. Upon his return, Jim attended the Chicago Conservatory of Music, Bethany College, and Kansas Wesleyan. He enjoyed a long and successful career in radio beginning at KSAL in Salina where he met his wife, Carmina San Romani. Jim and Carmina were married in McPherson, Kan., October 22, 1950. They had three daughters and a long and happy marriage sharing many adventures together. Jim was part of the Gene Fullen dance band in the early 1950s and played for many events across the State of Kansas. He was an expert musician playing the piano, clarinet, and tenor saxophone. His career in radio included several radio stations. After a brief time outside the state, he returned to Kansas in the early 1950s to work for KGNO in Dodge City, Kansas. In 1951 he came to Junction City to sell advertising for KJCK. In 1953 he accepted a position as General Manager and part owner of KBTO in El Dorado, Kansas. He purchased KCRT in Trinidad in 1971. He retired from radio in 1982 and moved to Colorado Springs. In 1989, he and Carmina returned to Junction City to be close to their grandsons. Upon his return, he became the executive director of the Junction City-Geary County United Way and enjoyed giving to his community through this position for 8 years. Whether it was his military service, playing in the dance band, working in the radio business, serving the United Way or telling a joke in passing, Jim constantly sought to enrich the lives of those around him and serve the community. Throughout his life he received many special recognitions for his dedicated involvement in community service. During his radio years he was very active in the Kansas and Colorado Association of Broadcasters. Always a proud American, he was often involved in political and veteran activities. Jim was always a ' people person'  and knew no strangers. Friends will fondly remember him for his propensity to always have a joke or pun for any situation. He had a passion for community service, fishing, music, and spending time with his family. He derived great joy from his grandchildren and will be missed by all. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Harry Platt and Kenneth Platt. Jim is survived by his loving wife, Carmina, of the home; three devoted daughters Patti Schoenrock and her husband Gery of Junction City, Jayme Lahey and husband Michael of Colorado Springs, and Julianne Tindal and husband Glen of Colorado Springs; two precious grandsons, Anderson Schoenrock of Santa Monica, Calif., and Kendall Schoenrock of Philadelphia; and two precious granddaughters, Sarah Glen Tindal and Hannah Tindal of Colorado Springs. Memorial contributions can be made to the Episcopal Church of the Covenant, 314 N. Adams, Junction City, KS 66441.

Platt, John
John Platt - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2011 - John Platt, 95, passed away March 14, 2011. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Helen, as well as sister, Helen Titus; and brother, Robert Platt. He is survived by sister, Pauline Oldham; and brother, William Platt; children, John H. (Jacquie) Platt, Jr. of Chandler, Ariz., and Joyce (Dr. Nile) Scott of Pueblo; grandchildren, John A. Platt and Kimberly Scott, both of Denver, and Dr. Brian (Anne) Scott of Pueblo; great-grandchildren, Dane and Rylan Scott; former daughter-in-law, Connie Platt of Denver; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. John was the pillar in the family and greatly admired by all for his quiet and unassuming strength and character ' ” things his family will continue to draw from throughout their lives. He especially loved spending summers at the family cabin in Pitkin, Colo., fishing on Blue Mesa Lake. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, March 21, 2011, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions in John' s memory to the El Pueblo Boys and Girls Ranch through the funeral home office. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Plegge, Robert E.
Robert E. "Bob" Plegge - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 2010 - Robert E. "Bob" Plegge, 76, of Wetmore, Colo., passed away peacefully in his home on June 17, 2010. Bob was born in Little Rock, Ark., on May 6, 1934. He was preceded in death by father, Ernest Plegge; and son, Steve Plegge. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Bonnie Jean; mother, Ruby; sisters, Dorthy Truax and Fronie Lee; children, Jennifer, Cindy (Eddie) and Timothy (Gaylene); nine grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 26, 2010, at the Wetmore Community Building on 95 County Road 393 in Wetmore, Colo.

Plese, Stephania R.
Stephania R. Plese - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 2010 - Stephania R. Plese, 98, went to be with the Lord Sept. 26, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Plese Sr.; and her son, William J. Plese Jr. She is survived by her son, Robert (Barbara) Plese of Arvada, Colo.; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by brothers, Stanley Babnik of Pueblo and Johnny Babnik of Washington state; sister, Mary Hansen, also of Pueblo. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday; and funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, both at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Plewniak, Charlotte
Charlotte Hudson Plewniak - Pueblo Chieftain - April 5, 2009 - Charlotte Hudson Plewniak, 63, passed away on March 29, 2009. Survived by her siblings, Debra M. Hudson-Reynolds, Steven E. Hudson and Michael R. Hudson; and son, Larry C. Stallings. Preceded in death by her parents, Jerry O. and Theresa Z. Hudson; brother, Carl G. Hudson; and sister Dorothy P. Harvey. Cremation, George McCarthy Funeral Home. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, April 9, 2009, George McCarthy Chapel, 401 Broadway, Pueblo, Colo.

Plummer, Jana
Jana Plummer - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 2009 - Jana Plummer was born Feb. 20, 1957, to Don and Opal Taylor. She had her first daughter in 1978, and three years later, met her husband, Frank Plummer, to whom she was married for 27 years. Together they had a son and a daughter. Jana liked to hang out at home with her dogs, Sammy and Ginger, and loving her grandkids. Jana died Feb. 24, 2009, at home with the ones she loved. She was preceded in death by her dad. She is survived by her mom, three brothers, her husband, her three children, five grandsons and one granddaughter-to-be. She was very loved. She will be gone but never forgotten.

Plummer, Robert M.
Robert M. (Robbie) Plummer - Park Record - February 16, 2008 - Robert M. (Robbie) Plummer, 45, of Shiprock, passed from this life Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008. He was born Christmas Day in 1962. Rob was a sports fan who loved to watch the New York Yankees and Washington Redskins. Rob unconditionally showed his love for his brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces and friends. We will miss him a great deal. Rob was preceded in death by his beloved son Bobby, who passed in July 2007; his father, Hugh M. Plummer of Coyote Canyon; sisters, Debi Plummer in 1978, and Penni Goodman in 1998; and nephew, Shawn Bryant. Rob is survived by his mom, Belle C. Plummer of Shiprock; brothers, Ervin Largo of Gallup, Jimi Largo of Farmington, and Victor Plummer of Shiprock; sisters, Martha Lahti of Phoenix, Ariz., Cindy Clark (Jeremiah) of Shiprock, Judy Largo (Robert) of Kirtland, Sandra Etcitty (Kenneth) of Albuquerque, Claudette Torres (Robert) of Trinidad, Colo., Corrina Goodman (Leonard) of Farmington, and Henrietta Lucero (Thomas) of Zia Pueblo. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today, Saturday, Feb. 16, at Desert View Funeral Home Chapel in Shiprock. Robbie will be laid to rest at Shiprock Community Cemetery, followed by a reception at Shiprock Chapter House. Pallbearers are Manuelito Clark, Leonard Goodman, Thomas Lucero, O.J. (Bill) Smith, Ronnie Bennett, Walter Bryant, Eldon Baker and Peter Lameman. Honorary pallbearers are Gereld Harrison, Jimi Largo, Ervin Largo, Victor Plummer, Chris Francisco, and James and Tammie Hosman. Robbie is in the care of Desert View Funeral Home, North U.S. Highway 491, in Shiprock; (505) 368-4607.

Plute, Edward J.
Edward J. Plute - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2009 - Edward J. Plute, 91, born on Jan. 23, 1918, in Pueblo, passed away in Colorado Springs, on Feb. 11, 2009. Survived by his wife, Elsie Sutrina Plute; sons, Michael Nancy, Rochester, Minn., and Edward J. Jr. Edlyn, Colorado Springs; daughters, Kathleen Heppert Joseph, Lawrence, Kan., Marianne Jeffries Craig, Fort Collins; granddaughters, Allison, Kellie, Jennifer, Joanne and Ellyn; grandson, Ed III; and brother, George Helen. Preceded in death by his sister, Bernice Chorak. Edward graduated from Pueblo Catholic High in 1936, where he played basketball center for two years and played football right end on PCH's first football team. He worked at Zoelsmann's Bakery. Then SSgt. Plute entered the army on Dec. 1, 1941, and was discharged in November 1945; having served for 2 years in Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines. Edward worked at the CF&I for 33 years, retiring in July 1979. He worked as a time keeper, tonnage clerk and cost clerk. He belonged to St. Francis Xavier Holy Name Society, Nocturnal Adoration Society and the Blue Army of Fatima. He retired from the CF&I Men's Club No. 2102 and was a lifetime member of DAV No. 39. Viewing, 9 a.m. Tuesday, with funeral Mass to follow, 10 a.m.; both at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery, with a reception to follow at St. Francis Parish Hall. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Plutt, Donald L.
Donald L. Plutt - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2010 - Donald L. Plutt, 62, passed away Feb. 8, 2010. Beloved husband of Char; father of Don (Katy) Plutt and Kerrie (Rocky) Keck; super grandpa to Jordyn, John, Chloe, Andrew and Brock. Also survived by his brothers, Vic (Charlotte) and Bob (Virginia); and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Vic and Edith Plutt; and nephew, Gregory John Plutt. Don served in the U.S. Air Force and worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for 32 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and liked nothing more than spending time with his family. A special thank you to Dr. Frank Settipani for his care, concern, humor and compassion and the staff at Parkview Medical Center for their care of our loved one. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Pastor Mike Oldham officiating. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team will follow the service. Those who desire, may make memorials to the Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund through the funeral home.

Plutt, Helen M.
Helen M. Plutt - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2010 - Helen M. Plutt passed away Nov. 23, 2010. Born Nov. 30, 1922, she was raised in Crested Butte, Colo. Preceded in death by husband, John W. Plutt in 2001; parents, Peter and Anna Gornick; sisters, Anne, Ruth and Dorothy Gornick; brothers, Peter and John Gornick. Helen is survived by her children, Debbie (John) Anderson and John D. Plutt; grandchildren, Sarah (Brandon) Hall, Luke (Laura) Anderson, Cassey, Tiffany, Mariah and Kason Plutt; great-grandchildren, Michael and Shannon Hall; sister, Lillian Gornick; and sister-in-law, Elsie Plutt. Helen married John W. Plutt on June 26, 1948, and moved to Pueblo in 1952. She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother and a life member of KSKJ. A special thank you to Helen' s next door neighbors for their loving care and support. Helen was a member of St. Francis Xavier and Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic churches. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, immediately following. Please omit food and flowers. Donations may be made to the Osteoporosis Foundation through the funeral home. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Plymell, Edward C.
Edward C. Plymell - Pueblo Chieftain - December 9, 2010 - Edward C. Plymell, 61, of Pueblo, passed away Sunday from cancer. He was a loving, treasured husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, nephew and friend to many. He served honorably in the Air Force and retired from the Pueblo Depot in 1999. He was always ready to help anyone and was known as the ' The Nicest Guy Ever.'  He will be terribly missed. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, St. Joseph Catholic Church in Blende. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Joseph Parish New Building Fund, 1145 Aspen Road, Pueblo, CO 81006, (719) 544-1886.

Poarch, Michael Allen
Michael Allen Poarch - Tributes.com - February 2011 - Michael Allen Poarch, 10, was born on September 18, 2000 and passed away on Monday, February 7, 2011. Michael was a resident of Walsenburg, Colorado at the time of his passing.

Pobst-Smith, Carol Faye
Carol Faye Pobst-Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 2009 - Carol Faye Pobst-Smith, 69, died Dec. 17, 2009, after a lengthy illness. Wonderful mother of Lisa Hughes, Eric Hoffman, Linda Smith, Scott Miller, Greg Smith and Richard Gabriel Jr. Grandmother to Ashley, John and Samantha Hughes. Faithful friend to Margarito Garcia and Rebecca "Pink" Muniz. Dedicated public servant of Pueblo Aquatics programs and honored employee of Colorado Dept. of Corrections. Preceded in death by Fred and Rose Pobst. Service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, George McCarthy Historical Chapel, 400 Broadway. Donations may be made in memory of Carol Pobst-Smith for the emphysema fund to National Jewish Health, P.O. Box 17169, Denver, CO 80217. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Poder, Agnes
Agnes Toth Poder - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2009 - Agnes Toth Poder, 83, departed this life July 20, 2009. She was preceded in death by her soul mate, Raymond Poder; parents, Charles and Helen Toth; brothers, John C. Toth and Anthony J. Toth; and sister, Margaret Wilkinson. Survived by her sisters, Helen Miller and Joan McBroom; special niece, Barbra Toth; special nephew, Dave Toth; sisters- in-law, Thelma and Mildred Toth; and numerous other nieces, nephews, great- and great-great-nieces and nephews. Agnes retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. purchasing department in 1974. She was a member of Holy Family Church. Cremation, Poder family and Toth family private services, with inurnment, 11 a.m. Monday, July 27, 2009, Imperial Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Mount Olivet section. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Pohl, Anton Edward
Anton Edward Pohl - Pueblo Chieftain - July 4, 2012 - Anton Edward Pohl. Born Aug. 7, 1946, passed away June 24, 2012, in Escondido, Calif. Born to Dale Bonny and Josephine Helen Pohl in Kingston, Ariz. Survived by brothers, Bernard Pohl, Fort Worth, Texas, Robert (Nancy) Pohl, Colorado Springs, Colo., Charles (Cheryl) Pohl, Canon City, Colo., sisters, Bonnie Body, Cheyenne, Wyo., Jo (Les) Shehorn, Arvada, Colo., Betty Parsons, Denver, Colo., and son, Geoffrey (Kristl) Pohl, Olympia, Wash. Also survived by three grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents. Graveside service at a later date for family, friends and relatives at Stonewall Cemetery in Stonewall, Colo. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Disabled American Veterans on his behalf.

Pohl, Josephine H.
Josephine H. Pohl - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 2009 - Josephine H. Pohl, 87, passed away Oct. 25, 2009, in Canon City, Colo. Josephine was born Oct. 26, 1921, in Crested Butte, Colo., to Anton and Mary (Gregurich) Kuretich. In 1939, she was united in marriage to Bonny Pohl; he preceded her in death. Josephine was an avid gardener and cook. When her children were growing up, she was active in school activities and served on the PTA. She also served as an election judge and enjoyed crocheting. Josephine is survived by her children, Bernard (Ann), Bob (Nancy), Bonnie, Tony, Jo (Les), Betty (Ron) and Charlie (Cheryl); 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by her parents; and all her siblings. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Canon City, Colo. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association at 5600 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Suite 100, Greenwood Village, CO 80111. Arrangements handled through Wilson Funeral Home, Canon City, Colo.

Poindexter, Leroy Matt
Leroy Matt Poindexter - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2011 - Leroy Matt Poindexter, 70, went to be with his Lord after a long struggle with cancer on April 23, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Bryan and Mary Brewer Poindexter. He is survived by his wife, Christine Trujillo Poindexter; children, Tracy Rivas, Mark Poindexter, Obrina (Anthony) Cano, Paula (Aaron) Trujillo, Christa Trujillo, Christine Valdez and Julia (Michael) Valdez; five grandchildren, Raven, Jered, Emelio, Isaiah and Elijah; four great-grandchildren, Deandra, Emelia, Jaren and Jaden; great-great-granddaughter, Tayzsa; sister, Billie Jean (Bill) Poindexter-Genovese; niece, Rae Jean; two great-nieces, Bobbie Jean and Gracie; mother-in-law, Ruth Baca; numerous other family and friends. Leroy was a member of Mesa Christian Fellowship. He retired from the C&W Railroad and worked at Pueblo Toyota. Leroy was an avid motorcycle rider and loved hunting. Leroy will be missed by many friends and family who loved him and those he loved. Cremation, with a memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, April 28, 2011, at Mesa Christian Fellowship, 28726 E. U.S. Highway 50. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Pointer, Ethel G.
Miss Ethel G. Pointer - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 1985 - Miss Ethel G. Pointer, passed away June 12, 1985. She was predeceased by her sister, Miss Vena Pointer, a local attorney, in 1971. She was born in Kansas on Aug. 3, 1894, and graduated from the University of Chicago in 1932. She taught in Chicago public schools until her retirement in 1957, at which time she moved to Pueblo. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Rouch Chapel with the Rev. Fred Johnson officiating, followed by private committal at Roselawn Cemetery.

Pointer, Vena
Miss Vena Pointer - Pueblo Chieftain - December 7, 1971 - Miss Vena Pointer, 1311 Court, passed away at a nursing home Monday, Dec. 6, 1971. Survived by her sister, Miss Ethel Pointer, of the family home. Member of the Pueblo and the Colorado Bar Associations. Miss Pointer was a Practicing attorney in Pueblo for many years until her retirement approximately 10 years ago. Services will be held in the Rouch Chapel at 2 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Fred J. Johnson officiating. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery.

Polak, Justus F.
Justus ' Jay'  F. Polak - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 2009 - Justus "Jay" F. Polak, 91, born March 22, 1918, in Mulligan, Neb., went to be with our Lord on Christmas Day. Preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Lee Polak, March 12, 2003; and son-in-law, James Bielby, Aug. 11, 2009. Survived by his children, Janet Lee (Andy) Anderson, Shirley Jean (Paul E.) Abernathy, Mary E. Bielby, Robert J. Polak and Jan White, Thomas Alan (Charlaine) Polak; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He served in the Navy in WWII aboard the USS ROI. Jay was a charter member of Christ the King Parish. He was active in many church functions. Jay was a charter member of Knights of Columbus, Council No. 4286, past faithful Navigator Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Assembly, member of Nocturnal Adoration Society. He served on the parish council for three years and was a high school religious education discussion leader. Jay retired from Montgomery Wards after 18 years as manager of the Tire and Automobile Department. Those wishing to make donations, may do so in memory of Justus F. Polak to Sangre de Cristo Hospice House, 1207 Pueblo Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81005. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, and funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, both services at Christ the King Church. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens Chapel of Angels Mausoleum. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Polhill, Fred A. II
Fred A. Polhill II - Pueblo Chieftain - April 4, 2010 - Fred A. Polhill II, 71, passed away April 2, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Jane; children, Fred A. Polhill III, Boise, Idaho, and Valerie (Gregory) Ziegler, Fort Mill, S.C.; and grandson, Christopher Ziegler. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Harriett Polhill; and sister, Nancy Frank. Fred retired from the CF&I Steel after 35 years of service. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 145 where he was secretary for 11 years and was a life member of BPOE No. 90. He loved his family and spending time with his grandson. A special thank you to the doctors and nurses of St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center and Dr. Harvey McClung and his staff. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude' s Childrens Hospital, www.stjude.org. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, 2010, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, 400 Broadway Avenue. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Polito, Joe Jr.
Joe "Baby Joe" Polito Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 5, 2010 - Joe "Baby Joe" Polito Jr. passed away July 3, 2010, in Pueblo. He was born June 3, 1931, to Opal and Joe Sr. Baby Joe served in the Korean Conflict and retired from Pueblo County Road & Bridge. He loved fishing, golf, and driving the back roads to Cripple Creek. His true joy in life was family and friends, listening to jazz, talking about old times, eating goat cheese and sharing the wine. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Polito; sister, Mary Ann Wurster; loving sons and a daughter, Joey (Karen) Polito, Jimmy Lee Polito, Gina (Orlando) Aragon, Ron Polito, Michael (Angie) McAlister, Kirk (Annie) McAlister, Danny McAlister, Gary (Tammy) McAlister and Charles (Michelle) McAlister; nephews and nieces, Phillip and Debbie Cottingham and Tony and Lisa Wurster; 19 grandkids and 23 great-grand kids. His sense of humor, laughter and never-ending quick wit comebacks will echo in our hearts forever. Cremation, Davis Crematory. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, 2010, in the Broadway Christian Church, 206 Broadway Ave. Donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Polito, Ronald A.
Ronald A. ' Vato'  Polito - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2010 - Ronald A. ' Vato'  Polito, 45, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 16, 2010. He was preceded in death by his father, ' Baby Joe'  Polito Jr. Ronald is survived by his daughter, Tiffany Polito; son, Ronald Polito Jr.; parents, Lee and Phyllis Diamond; siblings, Joe (Karen) Polito, Jimmy Polito, Laura Trujillo, Gina (Orlando) Aragon, Yorell (Dave) Franklin, Hubert (Terra) Diamond and ' Baby Lee'  Diamond; godchildren, Yolanda Manzanares, Raeley Perez, Donavan Payen, Alexis Madrid and Brenden Diamond; and other relatives and friends. Ronald enjoyed fishing, Cripple Creek and the Denver Broncos. At Ronald' s request, there will be no viewing. Rosary, 6 p.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Cremation to follow. Family and friends will be received at Rosario' s following funeral service.

Polkiewicz, Maria
Maria ' Mary'  Polkiewicz - Pueblo Chieftain - March 26, 2013 - Maria ' Mary'  Polkiewicz passed away March 23, 2013. Born Sept. 23, 1924, in Podbereszie, Poland, to Wladyslawa and Michal Figaj. Second born, she was predeceased by them; three brothers, four sisters; first husband, Mikhail Serebrekov and son, Jan, 1944; second husband, Wladyslaw, 1987, wed in 1946. Arriving USA 1952, Maria was a cook for Sacred Heart Orphanage, chef, nanny, and owned a cleaning service. Ever faithful to the Lord and the Catholic faith, she was a hard-working and joyous woman loved by all she touched. Survived by her children, Peter of the family home, Christina (Clifford) Smart, Walter (Natasha) Polkiewicz, Jozef (Roschelle) Polkiewicz, Antoni (Elizabeth) Polkiewicz, John (Geraldine) Polkiewicz, 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, two sisters, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins in Poland, Canada the USA. Rosary at 6 p.m. today, March 26, Swan Law Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass at noon on Wednesday March 27, Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2318 N. Cascade, Colorado Springs. Motorcade procession to interment immediately following, approximately 2:15 p.m., Roselawn Cemetery, Block 55, Pueblo, Colo.

Pollard, James H.
James H. Pollard - Trinidad Times Independent - August 29, 2010 - James H. Pollard, 89, went to be with his heavenly Father Aug. 27, 2010. He was born Feb. 17, 1921, in Guymon, Okla., to Gusty James Pollard and Martha Johanna (Perry) Pollard. James attended schools in Guymon before he joined the military and was part of the United States Calvary in Fort Bliss, Texas. The Calvary transitioned to the Army Air Corp and was then renamed the Air Force. After his military service to the country, he went to work for the Cabot Corporation in Guymon for 20 years. While he worked for them he did every type of job from carpentry to mechanics. It was his association with the Cabot Corporation that brought him to Colorado in 1965 when he bought the Shopping Bag in Stonewall and ran it until 1975. He then joined the CF & I and also helped build the Trinidad Dam. He loved to hunt and fish and was a hunting guide for over 20 years. He liked other activities, such as carpentry, that kept him outdoors. He was a Colorado Rockies and Atlanta Braves fan and he had a special place in his heart for the Salvation Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, spouse Fern and sister Helen Sullivan, grandchild Teresa Burch and great-grandchildren Aaron and Malachi Miles. He is survived by sons Leon (Sarah) Sweeten, West Covina, Calif., James (Tommye) Pollard, Lenoir City, Tenn., Dennis (Maxine) Pollard, Pueblo, Douglas (Judi) Pollard., Boncarbo, daughters Anna (Wallis) Miles, Trinidad, Terrie (Greg) Harman, Commerce City, brother Robert L. Pollard, Watts, Okla., 17 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be Todd Pollard, Jeremy Pollard, Bill Puryer, David Nance, Phil Vigil, Delton Wagner. Visitation was Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. The funeral service was Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, at 1 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Cremation followed the funeral and the ashes will be buried at a later date with a private family service at the Stonewall Cemetery. Donations to the Salvation Army may be made in James name to the local Salvation Army at 104 W. First St., Trinidad, CO 81082. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements

Pomeleo, Josephine Joan
Josephine Joan Ingo Pomeleo - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 2008 - Josephine Joan Ingo Pomeleo joined her husband of 62 years in heaven on Feb. 26, 2008. She was born in Pueblo on Sept. 2, 1919, to the union of Sam and Mary Ingo of the St. Charles Mesa. Preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Pomeleo Jr. on Nov. 29, 2003; her parents; and brother, Sam Ingo Jr. She is survived by her two sons, Thomas Lee and Donald David; two grandsons, Donald Jason and Sean Thomas, sons of Donald; two great-grandsons, Guliano and Mason, sons of Donald Jason; sisters, Vivian Arrigo and Kathyrn Dunkel; brother, Anthony Wayne (Frances) Ingo; uncle, Sam Geonetta; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Josephine attended the old Pleasant View School, worked at the Pueblo Ordnance Depot during World War II driving semi-trucks loaded with live ammo. When she left the Ordnance, she and her husband established Modern Lawn Mower Service and worked together to make it successful. She was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese for over 50 years. Josephine was a devoted wife and mother. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. The family requests no food. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday and Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, both services at the Shrine of St. Therese. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Pomeroy, Christopher C.
Christopher C. Pomeroy - Pueblo Indicator - December 12, 1936 - County Correspondence - Avondale (Delayed from last week) - We also extend sympathy to Mrs. O. Johnson of Boone, in the death of her father, Mr. C. C. Pomeroy of Pueblo, who passed away at his home on Tuesday morning, November 24. Funeral services were held from the home on Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m. Interment was in Roselawn. Note: The online records from Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo, Colorado show this man' s first name as Christopher.

Pompa, David Cerillio
David Cerillio Pompa - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2009 - David Cerillio Pompa, born July 16, 1952, was called home by our Lord Dec. 26, 2009. Preceded in death by mother, Carmen R. Grine; father, Arturo Pompa Sr.; and a brother, Arturo Pompa Jr. Survived by son, David Pompa Jr.; granddaughter, Zoey Montiel; stepfather, Margarito Grine Jr.; siblings, MaryLou (Joe) Martinez, Rueben (Roni) Pompa, Jerry (Faye) Pompa and Veronika Grine; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, family and friends. David passed away peacefully and surrounded by family and friends. He retired from Pueblo District 60. He also loved his Broncos, fishing and the babes. David had a heart of gold; he will be missed especially by his granddaughter, Zoey; and favorite niece, Mariah. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday and funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday; both services, Angelus Chapel. Donations may be given at Minnequa Works Credit Union.

Ponce, Edwina
Edwina Ponce - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2012 - Edwina Ponce, 88, of Pueblo, June 20, 2012. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, with rosary service to follow at 6 p.m., and funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, all at Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow.

Ponce, Joseph G.
Joseph G. Ponce - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2007 - Joseph G. Ponce, 53, of Pueblo. Born Aug. 29, 1954, passed away Oct. 6, 2007, surrounded by his family. Memorial, noon, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007, Angelus Chapel, followed by family gathering, 1724 Jerry Murphy Road.

Ponik, Ethel C.
Ethel C. Brennan Ponik - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2009 - Ethel C. Brennan Ponik, 97 died Nov. 18, 2009. A long-time employee of The Gillette Co. in Denver. In Pueblo, active member of several charitable, church, and genealogical organizations, including Holy Family Catholic Church, Daughters of the American Revolution (chapter Regent 1973-5), Daughters of American Colonists, and Colonial Dames of the 17th Century. Preceded in death by husbands James J. Brennan of Arvada (1961) and Anthony J. Ponik of Pueblo (2005); two brothers, a sister and two nieces. Survived by brothers George Newmyer of Center and Earl (Jo Ann) Newmyer of Mead; six nephews (including David Newmyer of Center and H. Ray (JoDene) Newmyer of Hooper); eight nieces (including Lula Belle (Ron) Beeman of Pueblo), several grand- and great-grand nephews and nieces. She was a strong, loving influence on all, and will be sorely missed. Services 11 a.m., Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Pueblo; interment 3 p.m., Saturday, Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wheat Ridge. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Pool, Don
Don Pool - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2012 - Don Pool. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Roselawn Chapel.

Pool, Glen J.
Glen J. Pool - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2009 - Glen J. Pool passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 28, 2009, in Pueblo. Glen was a handyman to all. He was a devoted Broncos fan and loved his family with all of his heart. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dorothy; children, Glen (Sherryl) Pool, Nancy (Ed) Chamberlin, LeaAnn (Larry) Craig and Jeffrey Scott (Sue) Pool; as well as eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, Davis Memorial Chapel, with Pastor Dave Smith officiating. Masonic memorial rites provided by South Pueblo Lodge No. 31 AF&AM. The family will receive guests at the Broadway Christian Church, 206 Broadway, following the service. In lieu of flowers, please direct donations in memory of Glen to the Swallows Charter Academy/SCEC through the mortuary.

Poole, Clara
Clara (Kay) Poole - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - February 12, 2005 - Kay died January 18, 2005 at the age of 84. Born in 1921 in Tyngsborough Mass, she came out West in 1939. She received an Associates of Arts degree from Highlands University in Las Vegas, N.M. where she found a Texan railroad worker named Buck Poole. She eloped to Raton, where they were married in July 1941. During the war, she worked for the Red Cross in Denver while Buck was in the service, and after the war, they moved to New Mexico where they began the post-war baby boom. Lois (Alan) Petersen, Babs (Mac) McKnight and Marlon Poole. Coming to Trinidad in 1952, Kay worked first for Attorney Dean Mabry, and then for the District Court for many years. Kay belonged to many clubs during her lifetime including Eastern Star, Pierian, Beta Sigma Phi, PEO, 42 Bridge clubs, and she sang in the Methodist Choir. She loved to play Scrabble and was the best player around. Kay had a kind, gentle and generous heart and lived her life with honor and nobility. Besides her children, she is survived by six grandchildren and finally one great grandchild and a brother, Charles Hadley in California. The funeral will be held at the Methodist Church Saturday, January 22nd at 1:30 with reception following. Memorial contributions may be made to Noah's Ark or to the Methodist Church. Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Pope, James William
James William Pope - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2011 - James William Pope, 35, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 10, 2011. He was born on May 30, 1976, in Pueblo to the union of Harold and Barbara Mitchell Pope. He is survived by his two sons, Jakkar and Jayden Pope; parents, Harold Sr. and Barbara Pope; brothers, Harold Jr. and Robert Pope; sisters, Madelyne and Barbara Pope. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, and funeral service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, all at Chapel of Angelus Funeral Directors, 1104 S. Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Pope, Orion
Orion Pope - Pueblo Chieftain - July 5, 1999 - Our Past Century, 1952 - 1953 - Economy Booms; Corruption Rocks City - Locally, 1953 was a terrible year for fires. In January, Colorado Supply at Baystate and Evans burned, a loss of $294,000. Also that month, there was a $20,000 fire at KC Furniture. In March, Herman's Department Store at Northern and Abriendo, was torched by an arsonist. Loss: $136,000. But the largest fire of all occurred on Aug. 29. The historic Central Block, housing many state and federal offices as well as businesses, went up in flames. Standard Paint & Glass on Second Street and McCarthy Block Co. nearby went down in flames. Losses totaled $1 million - and the life of prominent lawyer Orion Pope, 89.

Pope, Otto
Otto Pope - Pueblo Indicator - September 14, 1929 - Mr. and Mrs. Bridgford and all the valley people attended the funeral of Mr. Otto Pope, who was killed in an auto accident on the Pueblo-Denver highway.

Popoff, Alex Jeremy
Alex Jeremy Popoff - Trinidad Times Independent - February 20, 2009 - Bail in May 2008 Popoff Murder Case Set at $500,000 - A bevy of motions, including a request for the District Court to set bail, were heard at a February 13 hearing for Mark Anthony Whatley, 21, currently incarcerated on a first-degree murder charge in the May 2008 stabbing death of Alex Jeremy Popoff, 31. Bail was eventually set at $500,000 cash or surety. Whatley had been arrested in Farmington, Miss., in August 2008 and extradited to Trinidad. Charges of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder were bound over against Whatley during his preliminary hearing in early December. Whatley is one of four suspects arrested in relation to the killing during late August to late September of last year. Karen Pietrolungo, 35, released in December with charges dismissed due to a lack of evidence, had been arrested September 21 and charged with first-degree murder after deliberation, conspiracy to commit murder, accessory to a crime, and solicitation to commit murder. Ashley Marie Sanchez was arrested September 22 in Pueblo on the charge of accessory to a crime and has been offered immunity by the district attorney' s office. John Rascon, 29, was already incarcerated at the Las Animas County Jail for a June home invasion when he was charged with first-degree murder after deliberation, accessory to a crime and solicitation to commit murder for Popoff' s May 2008 killing. He is also currently being offered immunity from prosecution by the district attorney' s office in exchange for testimony against Whatley. Whatley and Rascon remain incarcerated in the Las Animas County Jail. Sanchez is currently out on bond. Police have alleged that Sanchez had implicated Whatley and former boyfriend Rascon in a series of phone interviews last September. The defense pointed out last Friday that the only testimony heard at Whatley' s preliminary hearing in December came from Rascon - himself accused of several stabbings in his past, the defense noted - and whom had offered his testimony to the TPD in exchange for immunity. District Attorney Frank Ruybalid insisted that additional evidence existed to link Whatley to Popoff' s killing, though none was presented to the court last Friday. Martin testified at Rascon' s preliminary hearing in January that in his experience the 80 stab wounds suffered by Popoff seemed to have been made by more than one person, though the defense counsel pointed out that the autopsy report made no mention of the wounds coming from different types of knives. The Trinidad Police Department (TPD) had been contacted May 15 at 12:12 p.m. when Popoff was discovered stabbed to death in his residence at 124 N. Gordon St. Popoff had lived alone, and authorities were made aware of the alleged homicide after his ex-mother-in-law discovered the body. As the issue of bail was addressed at the hearing, Popoff' s mother was allowed to read a statement to the court. ' When most people are in bed sleeping, I' m lying awake, thinking over and over again about how my son was stabbed 80 times and left laying in a pool of blood,'  she said. ' I used a spatula to scrape the dried blood off the floor.'  She also spoke about Popoff' s two children, but was cut off by the court when she directed one of her statements to Whatley. Victims' relatives are required by the courts to address all their comments to the court and not to the defendant. Also discussed last Friday was the court' s wait for DNA evidence from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation' s forensic labs. Ruybalid was ordered by Judge Claude Appel to produce the DNA evidence by March 16, along with discovery on Whatley' s prior criminal convictions, TPD notes on the case, and a list of witnesses. The evidentiary hearing for Whatley was set for February 27. His trial has been set for May 4. Trinidad Times Independent - April 3, 2009 - Rascon Murder Charges Dismissed in Popoff Killing - A motion to dismiss first-degree murder, conspiracy, and accessory charges against suspect John Rascon are likely to be dismissed next week after a court hearing Tuesday in which the prosecution was accused of having a lack of independent evidence against him. A motions hearing was also held that was for codefendant Mark Whatley. Both suspects are currently incarcerated in the May 2008 killing of Alex Jeremy Popoff. Rascon had previously offered statements regarding the killing to the district attorney' s office in exchange for immunity. ' Under the fifth amendment, Rascon didn' t have to tell us anything. He was a suspect and there is evidence of his involvement, but a lot of the evidence are his own statements to us,'  District Attorney Frank Ruybalid said. ' But, his attorney said ' he has some information that might be useful to you,' ' ¦there was actually a written contract between the district attorney' s office and Mr. Rascon; it is a use-immunity which is governed by statute and governed by constitutional case law as well, so I can' t say that I would have done something different than (former district attorney Lee) Hawke did.'  Ruybalid continued, ' You want the information, you grant the use-immunity or else he' s not going to talk.'  The DNA evidence, however, had been collected by police before Rascon made his immunized statements, which would allow the use of the DNA evidence against him. ' The DNA evidence don' t have anything to do with his statements' ¦it was out hope then that there would be a DNA match-up that would implicate Mr. Rascon, then we would proceed with that,'  Ruybalid said. ' But, unfortunately everything' s been tested and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation was unable to make any sort of match.'  Whatley' s lawyers had filed a number of motions at his previous hearing in February, including motions to suppress evidence from two separate interviews held by police with Whatley; the first being in May 2008 and the second over the phone in August following his arrest in Missouri. Chief District Judge Claude Appel was expected to issue his ruling on those motions Friday. Whatley, 21, and Rascon, 29, are two of four suspects arrested in relation to Popoff' s killing during a period from late August to late September of last year. Karen Pietrolungo, 35, released in December after charges were dismissed due to lack of evidence, had been arrested September 21 and charged with first-degree murder after deliberation, conspiracy to commit murder, accessory to a crime, and solicitation to commit murder. Ashley Marie Sanchez was arrested September 22 in Pueblo on the charge of accessory to a crime and has been offered immunity by the district attorney' s office. Rascon, 29, was already incarcerated at the Las Animas County Jail for a June home invasion when he was charged with first-degree murder after deliberation, accessory to a crime, and solicitation to commit murder for Popoff' s May 2008 killing. Whatley was arrested August 21 in Farmington, Miss. and then extradited to Trinidad. ' Sanchez also gave some information, but she didn' t give any information about Mr. Rascon until it was explained to her that we had Mr. Rascon' s information,'  Ruybalid said. ' That' s covered by use-immunity, too, because you cannot use a person' s immunized statements in any way unfavorable to him, and that' s in the case law, too. If somebody makes an immunized statement and gives a name that law enforcement did not know about till he made that statement, you can' t even use the other witness against him.'  Ruybalid went on to cite as precedent a decision in a case that came out last month from the Colorado Court of Appeals, designated as People v. Stevens, that determined that, ' ' ¦you cannot use immunized statements to prepare other witnesses against the person who made the immunized statement. So, every which way he is protected from the use of those statements against him, including the use of anything that is a result of the logical use of those statements. The Trinidad Police Department (TPD) had been contacted May 15 at 12:12 p.m. when Popoff was discovered stabbed to death in his residence at 124 N. Gordon St. Popoff had lived alone, and authorities were made aware of the alleged homicide after his ex-mother-in-law discovered the body. TPD Det. Sgt. Phil Martin had testified at Rascon' s January preliminary hearing that in his experience the 80 stab wounds inflicted on Popoff seemed to have been made by more than one person. The defense counsel had responded at the hearing by pointing out that the autopsy report made no mention of the wounds coming from different types of knives. Additionally, following a May 20 assault on his person from Rascon and two other unidentified parties, Whatley told police that Rascon had said, ' I' ll kill you like we killed that guy on Gordon last week.'  Whatley and Rascon remain incarcerated in the Las Animas County Jail, with Whatley on a $500,000 cash-or-surety bond and Rascon on a no-bond hold. Sanchez is currently out on bond. Police have alleged that Sanchez had implicated Whatley and former boyfriend Rascon in the series of phone interviews last September. Whatley' s attorneys have pointed out at previous hearings that the only testimony heard at Whatley' s preliminary hearing in December came from Rascon, himself accused of several stabbings in his past. Whatley' s jury trial in the killing is currently scheduled for May 4. A hearing for further proceedings on April 23 was also set for Rascon for a home invasion last June.

Popp, Gundel Paula
Gundel Paula Popp - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 2011 - Gundel Paula Popp, age 85, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 13, 2011. Gundel was born in Bochum, Germany on Dec. 13, 1926, to Otto and Paula Dubielzig. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Popp; brother, Norbert Dubielzig; grandmother, Paula Korfmann; aunt, Else Walter; and uncle, Alfred Walter; nephew, Westley Popp; special cousin, Norbert Kaiser and Miela Kaiser. Gundel is survived by her sons, Norbert (Marion Orr)and James (Shirley); granddaughter, Erika (Dan) Tran; and grandson, Robbie (fiancΓ©e Megan Hutchins) Popp; great-grandson, Caden Tran; brother, Walter Dubielzig; sister, Marlies Burkpile; nieces and nephews, (Mildred) Popp, Joy (Dan) Steckman, Peggy (Louis) Fass, Bill McDougal, Richard McDougal, Randy (Shirley) Miller, Becky (Brian) Houser, David Ragulsky, Walter Dubielzig, Mike (Laura) Popp, Mark (Cheryl) Popp, Debbie (Pat) Swagerty, Rodney Steckman, Danny (Mitzi) Steckman, Vallee Newton, Dana Cunningham, Erin Cunningham, Alan Fass and Alison Beery; German relatives, Peter (Ute) Kaiser, Rainer Kaiser. Gundel was a devoted wife and homemaker. She was active member of Beta Sigma Phi and received the Diamond Circle Certificate for 61 years of service, also an active member in the Pueblo Chapter #7, Order of Eastern Star and the Pueblo German Club. She loved to bake, crochet and knit. The family will greet friends at the mortuary from 2 until 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. Graveside funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 in the Mountain View Cemetery with memorial rites by Beta Sigma Phi and Pueblo Chapter #7, Order of the Eastern Star. A reception will follow from 2 until 4 p.m. at Park Hill Christian Church, 1401 E. 7th. In lieu of food and flowers, those who desire may make donations in memory of Gundel to either the Sangre De Cristo Hospice or the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority through Davis Mortuary.

Popp, Westley H.
Westley H. Popp - Pueblo Chieftain - June 9, 2010 - Westley H. Popp was born Jan. 16, 1930, to Faith and Howard Popp in Colorado Springs. He passed away on June 7, 2010. He is survived by his loving wife, Mildred; children, Mike (Laura) of Canon City, Mark (Cheryl) of Pueblo and Debbie (Pat) Swagerty of Raton, N.M.; sister, Joy (Otto) Steckman; aunt, Gundel Popp; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Westley served in the USMC for four years during the Korean War. He retired from the Pueblo Board of Water Works after 30 years. Wes enjoyed going to Cripple Creek, Laughlin, and watching TV. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Friday, June 11, 2010, Mountain View Cemetery. A wake will be held at 520 E. Idledale Drive, Pueblo West, after the service. Special thanks for the care from the employees of Professional Home Health Care, Dr. Highfill and staff, Sangre de Cristo Hospice and St. Mary-Corwin. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be sent to Sangre de Cristo Hospice at 1107 Pueblo Boulevard Way, 81005, in Westley' s name.

Porco, Rachel
Rachel (Mora) Porco - Pueblo Chieftain - February 4, 2011 - Rachel (Mora) Porco, 81, passed away on Feb. 2, 2011, with her family at her side. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Charlie; sisters, Martina and Mercedes; brothers, Joe and Chuck. Survived by children, Jaci (Steve) Sutton, Rick (Diane) Romero, Julie (Lee) Salas, Sandy Porco and Chuck Porco; grandchildren, Kristi-Raye Beaudin (Mike), Bryon Middelkamp, Samantha (John) and Matthew Romero and Karlee Salas; siblings, Richard (Helen) Mora and Irene Gennuso. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A celebration of Rachel' s life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Holy Family Parish. Special thanks to our mother' s caregivers at Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Parkview Medical Center and close family friend, Cindy Linan. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Porretta, Joseph Edwin Sr.
Joseph Edwin Porretta Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 2009 - Joseph Edwin Porretta Sr., 86 (April 3, 2009). Visitation, 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, and graveside service, 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Pors, Marie Kristine
Marie Kristine Alver Pors - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2011 - Marie Kristine Alver Pors went to her final rest June 6, 2011. Marie was born to Arne Alver and Henriette Larsen Alver on Nov. 28, 1917, in Gryllefjord, Norway. From childhood, Marie was known as ' Kari'  and was later lovingly referred to as ' Nannie'  by her grand and great- grandchildren. At 93 years young, Marie was still hand knitting socks treasured by family and friends and was famous for her delicious homemade Norwegian brown bread. Marie was a skilled story teller, recounting the dark days of the five-year-long Nazi occupation of Norway during World War II as well as joyful family stories of life in Norway and America. Marie married Ansgar Pederson Pors in 1939. Marie and Ansgar immigrated to the United States in 1950 with their two young daughters, Kirsti and Tove. They settled in Bellingham, Wash. A third daughter, Mari-Ann, was born in Bellingham. In 1994, Marie moved to sunny Pueblo, Colo., and enjoyed being near her youngest grandchildren as they grew up. Marie returned to her American roots in Bellingham in 2011. There she enjoyed family visits, celebrations and outings; a final wish fulfilled. Marie is survived by her three daughters, Kirsti James (Peter), Tove Burrows and Mari-Ann Pors-Murphy (Benton); grandchildren, Jerry Johnson Jr., Lisa King, Benton Murphy IV, Leah Murphy, Maia Murphy and Petter Burrows; step-grandchildren, Sarah (Larry) Fast, Jacqueline James, Lucy James and David (Sarah) James; great- grandchildren, Gunnar Johnson, Kaia Johnson, Miranda King and Mahlea King, step-great- grandchildren, Emily James and Duncan James; and many extended family members in Norway and beyond. Marie was preceded in death by her loving husband, Ansgar; granddaughter, Kerry Johnson; brother, Ottar Alver; and son-in-law, Michael Burrows. Marie leaves us with a rich legacy of love; she will remain in our hearts forever. A private family gathering honoring Marie will be held in Bellingham. Memorials may be made to hospice or Heifer International.

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

Porter, Bill D. Jr.
Bill D. Porter Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2013 - Bill D. Porter Jr., 65, passed away March 22, 2013. Survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Judi Porter; sisters, Charlene Porter of Arvada and Kimmi (Bob Franz) Porter of Pueblo West; nieces, Brandi (David) Peterson and Danika Breece (Joe Bonfidini); nephews, Daniel Breece (Shelby Kissel), Robert J. Breece, Bryan (Terri) Whitehead, Bradley Whitehead and Christopher (Angie) Spino; grandnieces and grandnephew, Bella Rae Bonfidini, Kameran, Blake and Alina Peterson; and numerous cousins. Bill was born June 8, 1947, in Pueblo, to Jeraldine P. and Billy D. Porter, Sr. He loved his Lord and country and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War in Korea. Bill loved being a railroader, working on the Denver & Rio Grande, Union Pacific and Southern Pacific railroads. It was in his blood. He enjoyed working the local with his best friend, Terry Burns for many years. With his dry humor and friendliness, he made many friends with the other rails. Bill was always a kind, generous and caring person. He was always helping someone in some way with their project, construction, fund-raising, or donating money or supplies. Bill was a member of Order of DeMolay, United Transportation Union No. 204, NARVRE, Rio Grande Veterans Club No. 6 and a former member of B.P.O. Elks. The family wishes to thank Life Care Center, all of Bill' s nurses and caregivers, all dining room and kitchen staff, Springbridge Therapy and Chaplain Jerico DeVeyra. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2013, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Chaplain Jerico DeVeyra officiating. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Porter, Donald Steward
Donald Steward Porter - Pueblo Chieftain - January 7, 2013 - Donald Steward Porter. Born, Aug. 20, 1937, Lanagan, Mo. Died, Dec. 20, 2012, Temecula, Calif. At rest, Lanagan Cemetery, Lanagan, Mo. Son of Glenn and Temperance (Main) Porter. Don served four years in the Navy. He grew up in Pueblo, lived in Arizona and California. He was grove manager for his brother, James Porter. He is survived by brothers, Richard (Nelle) and James (Awilda); sister, Nancy Childress; and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents; and siblings, Marie, Wanda, Robert and Patricia. Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson, Mo.

Porter, Edward L.
Edward L. Porter - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 2010 - Edward L. Porter, 89, died Oct. 19, 2010. He was born Dec. 10, 1920, in Opheim, Mont. Predeceased by his parents, Gertrude Wasser and Archibald Porter; sisters, Elizabeth Porter and Gay Thorbeck; brother, Harry Porter; as well as wife, Jean Kelleher Porter; and infant son, John Porter. Survived by brother, Howard (Colleen) Porter of Turlock, Calif.; children, Margaret (Dan Knifong) Porter, Judy (Jack) Hildner, Mary Jean (Bernie Abrahams) Porter, Sheela (Mark) Porter Smith, James ' Bob'  (Julie) Porter, Brenda Porter, Ruth Porter (Jeff Hall). Also survived by grandchildren: Thad (Megan) Hildner, and their daughters, Grace and Emma; Matt (Erin Minks) Hildner; Della Jean Abrahams; Jennifer (Paul) Kneuper and their children, Charlotte, Julianna and Patrick; James (Andria) Porter; Jillian (Hannah Freed-Thall) Porter; and Ezra Smith. Ed was born in Montana but grew up in the family home of Jamestown, N.D., roaming the Dakota hills and learning to play golf on the sand greens of a nine-hole course in Jamestown. He loved exploring the prairies and shared a passion for the open spaces and the Arkansas River with his children. Ed served in the Navy in WWII, met Jean in Chicago in 1946 and bought her green carnations for their first date on St. Patrick's Day, a tradition he continued until her death in 2002. They started their family in Niles, Mich., and moved to Pueblo for a drier climate in 1954. Ed was general manager at Florman Paint & Glass, under the Big Chief sign, and moved to head the cost accounting department at CF&I in 1961, retiring in 1984. He had a second career as manager of The Pueblo Chieftain credit union in the 1990s. Ed was a wonderful storyteller, loved Western stories and music. He was a 50-year member of BPOE Elks Club No. 90 and faithful swimmer at the YWCA. He will be missed very much by his family and many friends and acquaintances. The family would like to thank all of the staff and residents of Pueblo Care & Rehabilitation Center, Alterra assisted living, and the Heritage Medical Group, especially Dr. Michael Wood for his long care for both Ed and Jean. Any contributions in Ed's memory may be made for the warm-water aquatics program at the YWCA. There will be a celebration of Ed's life at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Nature and Raptor Center, by the river he loved. The family will greet friends and hold a toast at 4 p.m. Stories and shared memories to follow.

Porter, Edwin L.
Edwin L. Porter - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 2010 - Edwin L. Porter, 78, passed away June 16, 2010. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys; and sister, Sandra. Survived by children, Robert Porter, Richard Porter, Kathy (Harvey) Copass and Linda Porter; grandchildren, Christy, Scott and Sean Porter, Bradley (Kameron) Copass and Leslie (Michael) Sitton; great-grandsons, Talon Smith and Cy Copass. Also survived by sisters, Lilly Bouldin, Melva Walthour, Verna (Don) Wolf and Karen Porter. At his request, no service will be held at this time. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Porter, Florine M.
Florine M. Porter - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 2013 - Florine M. Porter, 90, was born in Walsenburg, Colo., Oct. 27, 1922, and died Jan. 25, 2013. Florine was a secretary for Pueblo School District No. 60 and retired in 1983. She worked at Risley Middle School and Bessemer and Washington elementary schools. Florine was active in the Retired Enlisted Auxiliary Association, Chapter 20. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph ' Sarge'  Porter; and brother, Charles Thomas. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Enid Thomas; nephews, Brian (Melody) Thomas, Pete Porter, Franklin Park, Ill.; friend and caregiver, Ted Mutz. Special thanks to the staff at Life Care Center, especially Station 3, for their care. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, George McCarthy Funeral Home. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Contributions in Florine' s memory may be made to the Pueblo Divine Science Church through the funeral home. Arrangements, George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Porter, Joseph A.
CSM Joseph A. Porter - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2012 - CSM Joseph A. Porter, retired. ' Sarge'  was born in Milan, Mo., on April 15, 1919, and died Sept. 23, 2012. Joe joined the United States Army in 1941 and fought in WWII and Korea. He earned many honors, among them, two Purple Hearts. He taught ROTC at Central High from 1951-55 and 1968-69. After his retirement from the service, he worked at Egan Texaco for 17 years and Vidmar Motors for three years. Mr. Porter was preceded in death by his brothers, Sandy and Eugene; sister, Ruth Porter; and brother-in-law, Charles Thomas. Joe is survived by his wife, Florine; nephew, Eugene ' Pete'  Porter of Franklin Park, Ill., and other relatives in and around Milan and Sullivan counties in Missouri; sister-in-law, Enid Thomas; and nephew, Brian (Melody) Thomas of Pueblo. Joe belonged to many civic organizations including the Retired Enlisted Association Chapter 20; Al Kaly Shrine; American Legion Post No. 2; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Masonic Home of Missouri; Seaman No. 126 Milan, Missouri AF&AM; Military Order of the Purple Heart; and the Disabled American Veterans. He was a life member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasons, S.J., USA. Special thanks to Ted Mutz, neighbor, friend and caregiver and the staff at Life Care Center, especially Station 3. Visitation, noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, followed by funeral service at 1 p.m., both at George McCarthy Historic Chapel, 400 Broadway, Pueblo, Colo., with the Rev. Earleen Cornell officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements, George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Porter, Marvin B.
Marvin B. Porter - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2010 - Marvin B. Porter, 87, passed away Feb. 18, 2010. Preceded by his parents, Marvin B. Porter Sr. and Josephine A. Porter; sisters, Louise (Robert) Oakley and Alice Marie Porter. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; sons, Marvin, Michael (Debra), William L. (Karen) Porter; daughters, Nancy L. (Edward) Sanchez, Patricia J. (Stephen) Stiesmeyer, Marjorie A. (Patrick) Mason and Mary Beth Porter; 19 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Marvin was a former member of St. Patrick Church, a present member of St. Mary Help of Christians Church, Elks Lodge No. 90 and Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. He enjoyed playing golf with friends, Mario Lenzini and Jim Wilker, fishing with his sons, spending time with family and grandchildren and gardening. He retired from the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad after 44 years of service, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Joni Fair Hospice House, 1107 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005. Marvin will be greatly missed by family and friends. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, with rosary following viewing at the George McCarthy Historic Chapel, 400 Broadway. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Monday, St. Mary Help of Christians Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Porterfield, Merle
Merle Porterfield - Pueblo Indicator - November 2, 1946 - East County Line - Merle Porterfield of La Junta, but formerly of this community, passed away in a Denver hospital. Sympathy is extended to the relatives.

Portillos, Georgia A.
Georgia A. Portillos - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 2010 - Georgia A. Portillos, 80, went to be with the Lord, after a lengthy illness, surrounded by her children in her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel; children, Mike, Nick and Connie; grandson, Tommy; and honorary son, Dave Miller. Georgia is survived by her children, Julie (Bob) Dominquez, Vicky Garcia, Daniel Portillos, Barbara Portillos, Tom (Lydia) Portillos, Christine Portillos (Joe) Archuletta, Jerry (Becky) Portillos, Corrine (Chris) Leger, Louie Portillos; numerous grand, great-, and great-great-grandchildren. Mom was one of the first original members of St. Anne Parish. She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and once served as a DCCW president. She loved Cripple Creek, Broncos Sundays and bowling. She was blessed enough to celebrate her 80th birthday with her family and friends. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 26, 2010, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with rosary to follow at 7 p.m., St. Anne Parish. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, March 27, 2010, St. Anne Parish. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Under the direction of Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Post, Edna
Edna Post - The Progress - January 22, 2005 - Edna Post, 83, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005. Visitation was held Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Galloway and Sons chapel. Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at the same location with Bill Stockton officiating. Special music was provided by organist Mary Ellen Thoms. Burial followed at the Bar J Ranch in Beeville. Pallbearers were Bradley Bond, Allen Berthold, Jake Linney, Kyle Mansker, Ronald Hardy and Edward Schrump. Honorary pallbearers were Johnnie Bond, Carl Reupke, Troy Berthold and Johnny Urban. Mrs. Post was born in Trinidad, Colo., on July 27, 1921, to Elmer and Grace G. (Kiel) Snyder. She was married to Floyd Post, who preceded her in death. She resided in Beeville, and had served as the postal clerk in Berclair for 21 years. She was also a credit manager for Montgomery Ward in Las Vegas, N.M. She was a member of the Ladies Auxilliary of the AFL/CIO. Survivors include her brother, Elmer Snyder Jr. of Albuquerque, N.M.; a daughter, Linda Blackburn of Berclair; and a grandson, John Lewis Blackburn of Waco. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Bee County Historical Society, attn. Lena Mary Lacy, 1308 N. St. Mary' s St., Beeville, TX 78102.

Post, Isabel Mary
Isabel Mary Post - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2012 - Isabel Mary Post, born April 18, 1921, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 20, 2012, at home surrounded by her loving family. Survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Arnold E. Post; children, Pellee (Don) Strang, David (Ronda) Post, Sherry (Tom) Howell, Geralyn (Andrew) Butynski, Kimberly (Kelly) Dick, Bob Post, Linda Post and Peter (Robin) Post; grandchildren, Erin Howell, Brian (Sarah) Strang, Justin Joslin, Corey Strang, Geoff Joslin, Annie Strang, Logan Dick, James Wamboldt, Samantha (Luis) Serrano, Danielle (Dustin) Sullivan, Lindsay Dick, Kyle Wamboldt, Tabitha Post, Peter Post and Patrick Post; great- grandchildren, Isabelle and Jacob Strang and Meranda Sullivan. Beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, Isabel had dedicated her life to service to the Lord and her family. She enjoyed her walks in the mountains, baking, and spending time with her family. She was a seamstress and a drapery designer. Isabel instilled her faith and enthusiasm for life into all of her family. Her spirit will live within the generations to come. Recitation of the rosary will be at 10:30 a.m. followed by funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at St. Paul the Apostle, 1132 W. Oro Grande Drive, Pueblo West, CO 81007.

Poston, James Leonard
James Leonard ' Jim'  Poston - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 2013 - James Leonard ' Jim'  Poston, 69, passed away Dec. 25, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nev. Jim was born March 13, 1943. He was preceded in death by his parents, Myron and Ethel Poston. He is survived by son, Shane Poston of Anchorage, Alaska; grandson, Conrad Poston of St. Augustine, Fla., brother, Gene Poston, Decatur, Ill.; sister, Norma Washburn, Arizona. Jim was born and raised in Pueblo. He graduated from East High School in 1961 and then attended college at USC Pueblo. He moved to Las Vegas, Nev., where he was an art teacher and retired from Clark County High School. Jim was the original artist who painted the East Eagle on the water tower at East High School in the early ' 60s. Cremation has taken place in Las Vegas.

Potestio, Joanna
Joanna Potestio - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 2010 - Jo Anna Potestio, 75, slipped away peacefully, April 18, 2010. She was born May 12, 1934, in Ramah, Colo., to the union of Joseph and Anna (Mikulas) Dudrick, who both preceded her in death, along with her dear friend, Louise Formico. Jo Anna was named Outstanding Woman Athlete of the Year in 1954 from Pueblo Junior College and she was a member of ASPCA. She enjoyed gardening, cooking for her family, reading, crossword puzzles, helping her son build street rods, swinging on the front porch with her granddaughter and going to rock concerts. She retired with 20-plus years from District 60 as a teacher' s aide and she was the longest running ticket taker/seller for all the sports through the district. Jo Anna also was a gate supervisor of the admissions for the Colorado State Fair for many years. She was a very caring and loving lady, always willing to help anyone. She was genuine. Jo Anna is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Edward Potestio; her son, Eddie (Alisa) Potestio; her daughter, DeAnna (Jayson) Weatherford; granddaughter, Breckin, the apple of her eye; a sister, Lillian Blakey; a brother, Richard Dudrick; special grandkids, Lane, Zach, Cody, Lexie Lanier; lifelong friend, Floris Blocher; special friends, Gary Moore and Angelo Formico; and numerous other relatives and friends. The Potestio family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, with rosary to follow at 7 p.m.; memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, all at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, with Father Benjamin Bacino as celebrant. Memorial contributions in her memory to ASPCA, through the funeral home.

Potestio, Vincent James
Vincent James Potestio - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 2013 - Vincent James Potestio, 80, passed away on Feb. 25, 2013, due to complications from cancer. Vince was born on Nov. 2, 1932, to Anthony J. and Justine (Gagliardi) Potestio in Trinidad, Colo. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carol; children, Sean (Tammy) McCann, Cynthia (Egor) Hunka, Toni (Jack) Potestio and Anthony Potestio; grandchildren, Melissa and Nicole McCann, Dominic and Anthony DeCono and Matthew Rice; great-grandson, Victor McCann; brother, Eugene (Bette) Potestio; sister, Diane Potestio; and loyal friend, Jake. Preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Kathleen Potestio. Vince was a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, serving from 1953-1955. He was the owner of the Avondale Arapahoe from 1964-1991. After retirement, Vince spent his time doing what he loved, farming and being an advocate for his community. He was a member of the Pueblo County Zoning Board for eight years, retired president of the Pueblo County Farmers Union, a member of the Restoration Advisory Board from 2004-2013, the American Legion Post No. 2 and a lifetime member of the Pueblo Historical Aircraft Society. The family gives special thanks to Dr. Thomas Gaide and Rachel Perricone and to Dr. Atul Vahil. At Vince's request, there will be no viewing. Rosary, 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2, followed by the funeral Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1145 Aspen Road, with the Rev. Father Matthew Wertin officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors. Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph Catholic Church Building Fund.

Potman, Elizabeth C
Elizabeth C. Potman - Rocky Mountain News - January 28, 2004 - Elizabeth C. (Morelli) Potman. Survived by four children. Beloved sister of Rose (Ed) Dominguez of Denver, Charles Morelli and family of Phoenix, AZ. Beloved aunt of Carol Vaughn and Connie Apodaca of Denver, Marlene Menghini of Walsenburg, CO and other numerous nieces and nephews. Niece of Sara Fabian of Trinidad, CO. Cousin of Clara Glorioso and Rose Carla Philpot of Trinidad. Recitation of the Rosary followed by Mass of Christian Burial, Wednesday January 28 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary. Interment later at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery in Trinidad, CO.

Pottashinsky, Louis M. (Mrs.)
Mrs. Louis M. Pottashinski - Pueblo Indicator - August 9, 1913 - Wife of Rev. Pottashinsky Dies in Kansas - Her many friends in Pueblo will be grieved to hear of the death of Mrs. Louis M. Potts, wife of the former pastor of Northern Avenue M. E. church, Rev. L. M. Pottashinsky, of typhoid fever, July 24th, at their home in Pittsburg, Kans., the funeral taking place at Rocky Ford Sunday, July 27. Rev. Pottashinsky had his name legally changes to Potts some time ago. Note: I' m submitting two obituaries for this gal, since they list two different last names.

Potter, Urie
Urie Potter - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 2010 - Urie Potter, 91, born Aug, 11, 1929, in Hershey, Pa., passed away, Oct. 13, 2010. Survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Ruth Potter; daughters, Rona (Mike) Pinelle and Judy Wade; grandchildren, Trenton and Brina Wade; step-grandchildren, Julie and Eric Wolfis, Mark and Michelle Pinelle; great-grandchildren, Brittany and Zack Pinelle and special great-grandchildren, Breanne and Mark E. Pinelle; as well as sister, Arlene (Bill) Stare; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his mother, Erma Wolfersberger; sisters, Lil and Jerry; sons-in-law, Richard Shuman and Don Wade. Urie served in the U.S. Army and retired from the Pueblo Army Depot. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid bowler, bowling for more than 70 years. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Brad Munroe officiating. Masonic Rites by Silver State Lodge No. 95, AF&AM. The service will conclude with military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Memorials may be made to "Bowl for the Cure," to fight breast cancer, through the funeral home.

Potter, Winnie Irene
Winnie Irene Fankhouser Potter - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 2012 - Winnie Irene Fankhouser Potter died on Aug. 13, 2012, from old age. She was born on May 30, 1932, in Elkhart, Kan., but grew up and lived in Colorado all her life. She is survived by all of her eight children, 26 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Winnie loved to meet new people and share stories of her life. One of her favorite stories was when she was 11 years old and rode bucking broncos in the rodeo, making her the first girl to perform in this event. She had many jobs over her long career and enjoyed most but loved driving truck. She loved to garden and continued this even while in a wheelchair, preserving fruits and vegetables; and loved embroidery, sewing and quilt making - she made a quilt for all of her children and most of her grandchildren; but her main interest was in her children. She lived in Avondale for many, many years and spent the later part of her life in Pueblo. She will be missed.

Pottorff, Marsh
Marsh ' Potts'  Pottorff - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 2012 - Marsh ' Potts'  Pottorff, 94, took his final ride on Oct. 7, 2012. He was predeceased by his first wife, Lucille; and second wife, Sue; son, Buster; and ten siblings. Potts is survived by children, Earl Pottorff of Savanah, N.Y., and Jerilou Des Lauriers; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; special friends, Karen Loya and Ryan Hilfiger; and many, many friends and pool-shooting buddies. He loved to shoot pool, build and design motorcycle engines, race motorcycles 2 to 3 times a week, winning hundreds of races. When he was 70 years old, he won a motorcycle race that was from Albany, N.Y., to Denver. Potts had the honor of winning the National Drags for three consecutive years and was also listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. A Celebration of Life for Potts will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Big Daddy' s Sports Bar & Billiards, 4111 Club Manor Dr., Pueblo, Colo. Memorial contributions may be made in his name through the funeral home. Arrangements, George McCarthy Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, Pueblo, Colo., 81004.

Potts, Louis M. (Mrs.)
Mrs. Louis M. Potts - Pueblo Indicator - August 9, 1913 - Wife of Rev. Pottashinsky Dies in Kansas - Her many friends in Pueblo will be grieved to hear of the death of Mrs. Louis M. Potts, wife of the former pastor of Northern Avenue M. E. church, Rev. L. M. Pottashinsky, of typhoid fever, July 24th, at their home in Pittsburg, Kans., the funeral taking place at Rocky Ford Sunday, July 27. Rev. Pottashinsky had his name legally changes to Potts some time ago. Note: I' m submitting two obituaries for this gal, since they list two different last names.

Potts, Westley Franklin
Westley Franklin Potts - Cortez Journal - August 11, 2006 - Westley Franklin Potts, age 86 and longtime Mancos rancher, lumberman and miner, passed away peacefully at his home in Webber Canyon on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006, following a brief illness. His special friend, Loretta Hall of Mancos, his son, James, and sister-in-law, Berniece, were with him. A memorial service by the Mancos VFW Post is being planned for the latter part of September. Westley was born on April 21, 1920, in Walsenburg, Colo., to Charles Calvin Potts and Zelle Louise Groomer Potts. He graduated from Mancos High School in 1938 and joined the U.S. Navy that fall. Boatswain' s Mate Second Class Potts was the gun captain for the number three 14-inch gun in the number four turret on the Battleship USS Oklahoma when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941. Westly was a life member of the John Derrick Halls Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5231 and was active in community efforts to restore the old Mancos Opera House. Westly is survived by his sister, Nadine Charlotte Ferris of Centennial, Colo.; sister-in-law, Berniece Curtis Potts of Mancos; sons, Charles Franklin Potts of Deatsville, Ala. and James Westley Potts of Mancos; and daughters-in-law, Bettye Jo McDaniel Potts of Deatsville, Ala. and Carol McCarty Potts of Mancos. Westly had three grandchildren; the eldest, Elizabeth Annette Potts, is married to Thomas James Whitman of Millbrook, Ala.; and the two younger grandchildren, John Westley and Lora Ann Potts, are both of Mancos. In addition, Westley had two great-grandchildren, Mary Katherine Dorough and Annamarie Paige Whitman, both of Millbrook, Ala. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Zelle Potts; his wife of 59 years, Lena Annette DeFelice; daughter-in-law, Margaret Walker Potts of Deatsville, Ala.; and a brother, William Groomer Potts, who had returned to Mancos after Hurricane Katrina destroyed his home in Slidell, La. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ertel Funeral Home.

Potzler, Mark Stuart (Dr.)
Mark Stuart Potzler, M.D. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2010 - Mark Stuart Potzler, M.D., 53, passed away unexpectedly March 9, 2010. Survived by his wife, Jeannine Potzler; children, Kory Potzler, Pueblo, Kelly Wright, Albuquerque, N.M., Jody Renard, Tucson, Ariz.; mother, Mary Potzler, Green Valley, Ariz.; siblings, Michele Machado, Greeley, Colo., Martin Potzler, Scottsdale, Ariz., Matthew Potzler, Nogales, Ariz., William Potzler, Gilbert, Ariz.; grandchildren, Brandon Renard and Kylar, Cameron, and Kassidy Wright. Preceded in death by his father, Dr. William R. Potzler. Dr. Potzler was born in Plymouth, Ind. He was a well-known family physician in Pueblo at the Southern Colorado Clinic for 10 years. He loved to travel and ride bicycles, but most of all he was a loving husband and father. He loved helping his patients and was known for his great laugh. Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 13, 2010, Christ the King Catholic Church, 1708 Horseshoe Drive, with Msgr. Thomas Adrians, V.G., as celebrant. Concluding services and interment will be held at Holy Hope Cemetery in Tucson, Ariz. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Christ the King Church.

Poulos, Pete
Pete ' Big Daddy'  Poulos - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 2011 - Pete ' Big Daddy'  Poulos, 70, a longtime resident of Colorado Springs and most recently Rio Rancho, N.M., passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. Mr. Poulos was born on Oct. 29, 1940, to John and Josephine (Coletti) Poulos of Pueblo, Colo. He retired after a career as an employee and union steward of King Soopers grocery stores of Colorado. He also enjoyed fishing in the Colorado mountains. He will be remembered as a devoted Denver Broncos fan, as well as the luckiest gambler his family knew. Mr. Poulos was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Poulos of Rio Rancho, N.M.; children, Kim Yallaly and her husband, Jim, of Rio Rancho, N.M., James Poulos and his wife, Lisa, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Marion Alexander and her husband, Alan, of Surprise, Ariz., Diane Poulos of Colorado Springs, Colo., Jonna Baker of Pueblo, Colo., Pete E. Poulos of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Tom Poulos of Longmont, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; brothers, Thomas Poulos and his wife, Helen, and Sylvestro ' Crow'  Poulos; and many, many cousins. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, at Daniels Family Funeral Services, 4310 Sara Road SE, Rio Rancho, N.M.

Poulos, Virginia
Virginia Varanakis Poulos - Sun Advocate - June 22, 2011 - Our beloved mother, yia yia, aunt, sister, and friend to all, Virginia Varanakis Poulos, age 87, passed away peacefully on June 16, 2011. Born on Aug. 30, 1923 in Valdez, Colo., to Greek immigrant parents, Nick and Georgia Saras Varanakis. Married her high school sweetheart Ted Alex Poulos in Price on Aug. 17, 1947. They spent 47 wonderful years together. He passed away May 31, 1995. Virginia started her career working at the mining company store in Kenilworth. She spent 28 years working for Carbon Emery Bank, later known as Zion' s Bank, where she provided personal banking assistance to many. She and her husband owned and operated Ted's Day/Nite Laundry and Dry Cleaning for 25 years. A devout member of the Greek Orthodox Church she served in the philoptohos, the choir and on the church board. She loved cooking and having her family around her. We enjoyed many wonderful dinners and happy family gatherings at mom's table. Special thanks to Dr. Carole Baraldi and the staff of Emeritus who went over and above to care for our mother for the past six years. Survived by her daughters, Georgene (Bob) Porter, Las Vegas, Nev.; Pamela (Ted) Makris, Bountiful; special nephew, Dr. George (Glenna) Hatsis; grandchildren, George, Alexandra and Ahnika Makris, Ted Alex Poulos; brother, Mike (Sylvia) Varanakis; sister-in-law, Florence Vanzant; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ted; son, Alex; sister, Julie Hatsis. Funeral service, Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 11 a.m. Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 61 S. 200 E., Price. Trisagion service, Monday, June 20, 2011, 7:30 p.m. Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 E. Main Street, Price. Family will receive friends at Mitchell Funeral Home Monday and Tuesday one hour prior to services. Committal, Price City Cemetery. In memory of Virginia family suggests contributions to the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 688, Price, Utah 84501. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are welcome to share memories of Virginia online at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.

Poulsom, Ruth E.
Ruth E. Poulsom - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 2009 - Ruth E. Poulsom, 83, a lifetime Pueblo resident, was born Oct. 29, 1925, and passed away July 18, 2009. Preceded in death by her husband, Donald Poulsom. Survived by her children; Dona (Skip) Torri, Bill (Donna) Poulsom, Judy (Don) Williams and Trudy (Len) Dowen; sister, Eleanor Rhueff; brother, Danny Frazier; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. As per her request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Poulson, Harold G.
Harold G. Poulson - Pueblo Indicator - December 12, 1936 - Short Local Items - Harold Poulson, 37, escaped from the State Hospital last Sunday and going 15 miles up the Fountain river, hung himself to a tree. The sheriff's office and the coroner pronounced it a case of suicide. Note: Harold G. Poulson was buried in Empire Cemetery in Empire, Clear Creek County, Colorado.

Powell, Emily
Emily Powell - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 2010 - Emily Powell, 81, La Veta, Dec. 29. Boies-Ortega, Walsenburg.

Powell, Frances Eileen
Frances Eileen Powell - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2010 - Frances Eileen Powell, 90, Ashland, Neb., formerly of Pueblo, April 25. Butherus, Maser and Love Funeral Home, Lincoln, Neb.

Powell, Perry James
Perry James Powell - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2010 - Perry James Powell, 60, passed away Aug. 18, 2010, in Kerrville, Texas, from kidney cancer. Perry was born Sept. 9, 1949. in Wray, Colo., to William James Powell Jr. and Waunetta Nanna Turnbull. He married Peggy S. Kraus on Feb. 17,1978, in Pueblo, Colo. He served 27 years with the Colorado State Patrol and three years in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. After retirement, he and Peg enjoyed full-timing in their RV and made many wonderful friends. He is survived by his wife, mother, three sisters, nieces, nephews, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father and one sister. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, Fowler Cemetery. Griffy Family Funeral Home in Fowler, Colo., is in charge of arrangements.

Powell, Ralph R.
Ralph R. Powell - Pueblo Indicator - February 15, 1930 - Respected Resident Passes on - Ralph R. Powell, for the past 28 years a resident of Pueblo, and of recent years residing at the family home, 1614 East 9th street, passed away at a local hospital Feb. 10, 1930. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lillian V. Powell, and two brothers, William and Charles of Montana. Deceased was for many years associated with the Minnequa steel works and was respected and highly esteemed by all who knew him. The Rouch Funeral Home conducted the funeral and host of friends attended the last sad rites.

Powell, Ralph Sr.
Ralph Powell Sr. - Amarillo Daily News - July 9, 2010 - Ralph Powell Sr., 72, died Wednesday, July 7, 2010, in Crosbyton. Services will be at 3 p.m. today in First United Methodist Church in Matador with Bill Manney, Joe Leathers and Leonard Cotton officiating. Burial will be in East Mound Cemetery in Matador by Shannon Family Funeral Home of Matador. Ralph was born Aug. 1, 1937, in Syracuse, Kan., to Eugene Powell and Jessie Blanks Powell. He was a rancher and a member of the Senior Ropers Association. He had been a cattle buyer for Cactus Feeders in Amarillo and an importer of Mexican cattle. Ralph married Marisue Burleson Potts on July 7, 2003, in Trinidad, Colo. He had been a resident of Matador since 1999 and was a charter member of Calvary Chapel of Midland. Survivors include his wife, Marisue Powell; a son, Ralph Rowell Jr.; and a grandson, John Thomas Powell of Columbus, Ga.

Power, Effie
Effie Power - The Oregonian - July 7, 2008 - A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 11, 2008, in St. Anthony Catholic Church in Portland for Effie Power, who died July 2 of Alzheimer's disease at age 93. Effie Overand was born June 5, 1915, in Walsenburg, Colo. She was a credit union manager who lived in Portland for 67 years. In 1939, she married George W. Power; he died in 1997. Survivors include her son, Jeff; sister, Adeline Mitchell; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Remembrances to the church. Arrangements by Lincoln Memorial.

Power, Gregory
Gregory ' Pete'  Power - Pueblo Chieftain - August 5, 2011 - Gregory ' Pete'  Power, 71, ended his battle with cancer Aug. 4, 2011, and went to be with the Lord. Greg will be sadly missed by his wife of 45 years, Hannelore; children, Kelli Power (Dan McDonald), Chris Alsteen, Ralph (Brigette) Power and Suzie (Rodger) Jewell; grandkids, Jonathon Verna, Cody Power, Devon Alsteen and Ciara Power; siblings, Norma (Alan) Zupkofska, Ruth (Joe) Taravella; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Greg and Velma Power. Greg was born May 25, 1940, in Pueblo. He retired from the Santa Fe Railroad. His passions were his family and fishing. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Powers, Barbara Rae
Barbara Rae Powers - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2009 - Barbara Rae Powers, 66, lifetime resident of Pueblo, born March 12, 1943, and passed away March 13, 2009, in Denver, Colo. Barbara was retired from Lincare, Inc. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Survived by husband of 29 years, Charles Powers; children, Raymond R. Perry, Gary (Jackie) Powers and Alex (Michelle) Powers. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2009, First United Methodist Church, with Pastor Rick Calhoun officiating.

Powers, Marilyn May
Marilyn May Powers - Trinidad Times Independent - May 14, 2009 - Marilyn May Powers, 54. Graveside service Monday, May 18, Engleview Family Cemetery, 1 p.m.

Powers, Tina
Tina Powers - Imperial Funeral Home - September 30, 2011 - Tina Powers, April 12, 1941 - September 29, 2011 - Tina Powers, 70, passed away September 29, 2011. She is survived by her common law husband James Gallegos; children Barbara (Lee) Moore, Mary Lou Goscinski, Richard Goscinski, Frank Goscinski and Tina Land; grandchildren Jason, Frank, Bernie, Amanda, Jacob, Matthew and Riley; great-grandchildren Carlos, Dominic and Coleson. She is also survived by siblings Francis, Julia, Sophie, Lilly, Mary Jane, Ray and Jessie; a special niece Pam (Robert) Washington and numerous other nieces, nephews and other family and friends. Tina was preceded in death by her parents Andrea and Eloy Garcia and siblings Rose and Tom. Viewing Tuesday 3-7 p.m., funeral service Wednesday 2 p.m. both at Imperial Funeral Home. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home, Pueblo, CO.

Powers, William
William Powers - Pueblo Chieftain - October 1, 2011 - William Powers, 72, passed away Sept. 29, 2011. He is survived by his children, Brenda (Steve) Webb, Lynanne (Fred) Gonzales, Ramona Powers, Tom Powers, Beverly Guzam and Cindy Henderson; brothers, Johnny and Jim (Lois) Powers; and sister, Patricia King. He also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and his stepdaughter, Brandy Swope. At his request, cremation with no service.

Prado, Berlina
Berlina Prado - Huerfano World Journal - July 21, 2011 - Berlina was born on December 3, 1923, in Walsenburg, CO. She entered the Kingdom of God on June 22, 2011. She attended St. Mary' s grade school and graduated from St. Mary' s High School. Berlina worked three jobs for fourteen years as a divorced single parent to be able to provide her son with a private education and to assist her parents. She married Bob Prado in 1964, when her son graduated from high school. She was a master seamstress and worked at Bayly Manufacturing Company in Denver for 23 years making jeans and overalls. She also worked as the Lead Seamstress Trainer at Colorado Outdoor Sports for 13 years making down filled jackets, tents and sleeping bags. She retired in 1988 and her boredom led to training as a bookkeeper and she went to work for her son' s business. She loved to travel with her husband Bob and grandchildren and especially enjoyed a monthly trip to the slot machines in Blackhawk. She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years Robert Prado; son Ken (Angela) Sandoval; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Eleanor Cordova; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Eva Harmes; and siblings Della, Charles and John Harmes. Visitation and the Rosary were held in Denver,' ˆCO at the Newcomer West Metro Chapel on June 28. Her Mass of Christian Burial was held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Denver on June 29, and she is interred at the Fort Logan Cemetery in area ' B' . Berlina will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Prado, John C.
John C. Prado - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 2011 - John C. Prado, 87, passed away Nov. 9, 2011. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Betty; son, Earl (Kriss) Prado; daughters, MaryAnn (Ed) White, Eleanor (Will) Martinez, Merle (Tony) Brave and Pearl Yates; special loving niece, Georgieann (Ken) Johnson. He also is survived by 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and a great-niece and great-nephew. John was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, sister and grandson. He retired after 38 years at CF&I and served his country in the Army during WWII. At his request, cremation with no service. Inurnment will take place at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Prater, Roxene Ann
Roxene Ann Prater - Pueblo Chieftain - December 4, 2011 - Roxene Ann Prater, 71, went peacefully in her sleep to be with the Lord on Nov. 30, 2011. She was preceded in death by her two babies, Ronald Wayne and Judy Ann Prater. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 53 years, Doyle Prater; children, Sheryl Lee Prater, Michael (Vicky) Prater, Sandra Lee (Justin) Miklich and extended family. Roxene also leaves behind to cherish her memory, three grandchildren, her pride and joy, Judith Sarah Prater, Michael Justin and Shonnalee Roxene Miklich. After 25 years, Roxene retired from Parkview Hospital' s dietary services, where she received numerous recognitions for her talent in cooking. She also loved to bake and prepare wonderful meals for her family. Roxene loved her family and was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Roxene will be remembered for her kind spirit, faith in Jesus, contagious laughter and tremendous love. Service, 11 a.m. Dec. 6, 2011, at Roselawn Funeral Home. Reception will follow.

Prather, William Emery
William Emery ' Pappy'  Prather - Pueblo Chieftain - March 1, 2012 - William Emery ' Pappy'  Prather, Aug. 9, 1935, to Feb. 26, 2012. Survived by wife, Alfreda; children, Billie Jo (Brian) Young, Lettie Browning, Veronica (Gunnar) Caylor, Thomas Charles Prather, Nancy (Marty) Walker, Susie (Mike) Correa, and Wanda Berry; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents; and grandson, Leroy P. Maldonado II. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. today, Florence Historic Chapel. Viewing, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, followed by funeral service at 1:30 p.m., First Southern Baptist Church in Florence. Holt Family Funeral Home: William Emery Prather, 76, passed away February 26, 2012 in Canon City, CO. He was born August 9, 1935 in Lamar, CO to Charles and Mae (Clemmins) Prather. William was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force, serving during the Korean Conflict. He drove semi trucks and transported mobile homes. He was a handyman by trade. On April 21, 1984, he was united in marriage to Alfreda M. Weis. Surviving William are his wife, Alfreda; children, Billie Jo (Brian) Young, Lettie Browning, Veronica (Gunnar) Caylor, Thomas Charles Prather, Nancy (Marty) Walker, Susie (Mike) Correa, and Wanda Berry; eleven grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and grandson, Leroy P. Maldonado II. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Thursday, March 1, 2012 at the Florence Historic Chapel at 120 N. Pikes Peak in Florence, CO, and from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., prior to the Funeral Service at 1:30 p.m., Friday, March 2, 2012 at the First Southern Baptist Church in Florence. Interment will follow at Mountain Vale Memorial Park in Canon City, CO. Arrangements are handled through Holt Family Florence Historic Funeral Home.

Prator, Ralph
Ralph Prator - Burbank Leader - July 27, 2005 - Ralph Prator, 97; Founding President of Campus That Became Cal State Northridge - Ralph Prator, whose 10-year term as the first president of what later became Cal State Northridge was characterized by tremendous growth and tension within the student body, has died. He was 97. Prator died Monday at his home in Camarillo, according to the university. No cause of death was given. Prator helped transform the San Fernando Valley's fledging satellite campus of Los Angeles State College into an institution with a solid reputation of its own. His appointment to the presidency in 1958 coincided with the renaming of the campus as San Fernando Valley State College. During the next decade he oversaw massive construction, including nine multimillion-dollar buildings. He also saw enrollment grow from 3,500 to 16,000 students and its faculty multiply by six times from its original 100 or so. The college, which became Cal State Northridge, or CSUN, in 1972 when the state college system converted to a university system, now has nearly 33,000 students. "His strong leadership was a vital factor in the institution's development of intellectual excellence as well as in the building of a beautiful campus," James Cleary, the college's second president, told the Los Angeles Times several years ago. CSUN's current president, Jolene Koester, said in a statement Tuesday: "As the founding president, [Prator] gave us a solid foundation upon which to build the university's excellence." During Prator's tenure, escalating student protests over the lack of minority students and related programs -- in addition to the Vietnam War -- took their toll. Shortly after stepping down as president in September 1968, Prator told The Times that he believed that a college president's role had become more oriented toward crisis than education. "The [college] president has been thrown into the maelstrom of social, political and educational problems. And these problems have sapped his energies and destroyed his morale," Prator said. "New sources of power have asserted themselves -- students, faculty, public -- and the administrator has been hung out to dry. He is, in effect, saddled with increasing responsibilities and given diminishing authority to deal with them." After his resignation, Prator would stay on campus six years as a professor of education. Shortly after he left the presidency, members of the Black Student Union held 34 administrators and other workers hostage in the administration building, demanding increased minority enrollment and staff and the creation of African American and Mexican American studies departments. After the two departments were created, campus protests focused on the Vietnam War. Born Nov. 16, 1907, to a ranching family in La Veta, Colo., Prator earned a bachelor's degree in history at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1929 and embarked on a career in professional baseball. A back injury foiled his plans. After earning a master's degree in history from the University of Colorado, he started his career in education. He was a high school principal before becoming dean of men and athletic director at Mesa College in Colorado in 1936. After joining the University of Colorado in 1940, he held a variety of administrative positions before taking leave to serve as a lieutenant commander in the Navy during World War II. In 1947, he received a doctoral degree in educational administration from UC Berkeley. He became president of Bakersfield College in 1950 and oversaw major construction on the campus, which would prove to be important training for his next, and most prestigious, position. In 1958, he was appointed president of San Fernando Valley State College, which had been launched about two years earlier in leased classrooms at San Fernando High School. Prator predicted that the 165-acre college then surrounded by orange groves would need substantially more land to meet future student enrollment. He successfully lobbied then-Gov. Pat Brown to get the nearby Devonshire Downs fairgrounds at Devonshire Street and Zelzah Avenue deeded to the college. An additional 70 acres that separated the main campus from the fairgrounds eventually became part of the campus, expanding it to more than 350 acres. The construction was so quick that it seemed as if the college was experiencing "five years in one," Prator told The Times in 1960. To meet the need for more professors, Prator and Delmar Oviatt, then dean of instruction, would head to the coldest parts of the country each Jan. 2, armed with an attractive recruiting tool: photos of students in short-sleeved shirts enjoying the balmy Valley weather. Prator would see as many as 30 prospects in a day. In December 1967, amid increasing student protests over racial issues, Prator announced that he would step down as president and teach education courses. Being in the classroom, he later said, provided him a more orderly life and a new appreciation for the faculty and students who "have a way of compensating you, appreciating a good job of teaching and tending to forgive a bad one." After retirement, Prator moved to Camarillo's Leisure Village, where he kept active into his 90s playing golf and bridge and exercising at a nearby naval base. Prator, whose wife, Lois, died in 1996, is survived by his sons Bruce of Oregon and Lewis of Fountain Valley; daughter Roxanna Gottsacker of New Hampshire; four grandchildren; and a sister, Elizabeth Bryan of Oklahoma. No public services are planned. Instead of flowers, donations may be made to the CSUN student scholarship established by Prator and his wife at Cal State Northridge Foundation, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330-8275.

Pratt, Bob
Bob Pratt - Las Cruces Sun-News - September 17, 2005 - Bob Pratt departed this life to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 13. He was Gods faithful servant for more than 90 years. He died peacefully at Stonegate Nursing Center with his family and friends at his side. A funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Rule, Texas, Church of Christ with Floyd Stumbo of Lubbock and John Greeson of Rule officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of McCauley-Robison Funeral Home. Bob was born May 9, 1914, in Weinert, Texas, to William Carter and Ezzie Mae Richbourg Pratt. He graduated from Stamford High School and attended Tarleton State College. He served the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a devoted Christian wherever he lived and was active in church work in Lubbock, Texas, Ruidoso and Carlsbad for many years. An outstanding businessman, he owned and operated glass and mirror businesses in Texas and New Mexico. He also built, operated and sold several fine motels. Preceding him in death are his parents; one sister, Elizabeth Moudy; his wife, Martha Tanner Pratt; and two infant sons. Survivors include a sister, Dorothy Pratt Holland of Floydada; one niece, Joanna Moudy Dodd Lipscomb of Arlington; six nephews, Dow Tanner of Sterling City, Billy Jackson of Albuquerque, Max Moudy of Horseshoe Bay, David Holland of Weston, Colo., Rick Holland of Arlington, and Charles Holland of Fort Worth. Memorials may be made to The Children' s Home of Lubbock, P.O. Box 2824, Lubbock, Texas 79408; New Mexico Christian Children' s Home, 1356 New Mexico 236, Portales, NM 88130; or Odyssey Hospice Healthcare, 1200 Summit Ave., Ste. 770, Fort Worth, TX 76102.

Pratt, R. Earl Jr.
R. Earl Pratt, Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 2, 2009 - R. Earl Pratt, Jr. Born Aug. 6, 1929, in Pueblo, Colo., died Sept. 29, 2009, in Wayne, Mich. A Korean War veteran and graduate of the University of Colorado, he retired as a systems analyst/purchasing agent from GM/EDS in 1991. Longtime Taylor resident, he was an active member of Southminster Presbyterian Church. Earl was the cook for Southminster' s senior luncheon for years and loved food and cooking it. Preceded in death by loving wife of 53 years, Susan; and sister, Ruth (Ewing). Loving father of Wendy, Tina (Joe) Moody, Becky Park and Richard (Stephanie) Pratt. Loving grandfather of Lena Pratt, Nicole and Michael Moody and Erin Park. Beloved brother of Elizabeth Potter. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, Southminster Presbyterian Church, 21845 Wick Road in Taylor, Mich. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations to Southminster' s Scholarship Fund. Arrangements by the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, Taylor, Mich.

Pratt, Susan Grace
Susan Grace Pratt - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2009 - Susan Grace Pratt, 78, of Taylor Mich., passed away June 9, 2009. Beloved wife of R. Earl Jr. Dearest mother of Wendy, Tina (Joe) Moody, Becky Park and Richard (Stephanie). Loving grandmother of Lena, Nicole, Michael and Erin. Dear sister of Charles Pettit and Sarah Maggart. Memorial service, noon Saturday, Southminster Presbyterian Church, 21845 Wick Road, Taylor. The family suggests memorials to Southminster Scholarship Fund. Luncheon at church to follow services. Arrangements by the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home.

Preall, C. C.
C. C. Preall - Pueblo Indicator - October 31, 1936 - C. C. Preall, an old-time resident, died at a local hospital October 25. He was a brother of Mrs. Julia Funk of Los Angeles, and W. C. Preall of Murray, Utah.

Preizner, Frank R.
Frank R. Preizner - Pueblo Chieftain - December 2, 2009 - Frank R. Preizner, March 12, 1928 ' ” Nov. 25, 2009. Formerly of Denver. Preceded in death by his wife, Ramona; and son, Frank Jr. He is survived by his daughter, Debby (Dale) Armstrong; two grandsons, Geoff (Kristy) Seckman and Curtis Preizner; two great-granddaughters, Madison and Norah Seckman; sister, Phyliss Kerr; brother-in-law, Glen (Sue) McCrory; nieces, nephews; and wife, Virginia. Frank had a full life, enjoying everything from traveling, fishing and camping to carpentry and tinkering. His passion was music and playing his ' horn.'  A retired teacher and business owner, Frank was a gifted musician and had been a member of several music organizations. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, Olinger Highland Mortuary, 10201 N. Grant St., Thornton, Colo. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Denver Pops Orchestra, c/o Richard Buckingham, 10465 Johnson Court, Westminster, CO 80021. Please make checks payable to ' The Mostly Strauss Orchestra, Inc.' 

Prelesnic, Antone
Antone Prelesnic - Pueblo Indicator - February 17, 1934 - Martin Supon, who was run down by an automobile on the Santa Fe Trail and badly injured, is recovering. A reward of $100 is offered for the apprehension of the motorist who ran over and killed Antone Prelesnic at the time.

Prendergast, Yvonne S.
Yvonne S. Prendergast - Denver Post - June 18, 2007 - Yvonne S. Prendergast, 86, passed away June 15, 2007. Born in Walsenburg July 18, 1920. She married Edmund Thomas Prendergast in 1944 and was for many years a popular teacher at Denver's Manual High School and manager of the Emerson Street community garden. She's survived by her husband, Edmund; a daughter, Gail Valentine; three sons, Brian, Mark, and Alan Prendergast; and four grandchildren. Service, 1:30 pm Tuesday, June 19, Mother of God Catholic Church, 475 Logan. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Presley, Frank William
Frank William Presley - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2012 - Frank William Presley, 89, passed away peacefully with his son at his home in Pueblo on March 28, 2012. He was born in Pueblo on March 23, 1923, to George and Laura McCarney Presley. He graduated from Pueblo Central High School in 1941, where he excelled at football. He married Marjorie Kilfoy while home on leave from the Army on Aug. 17, 1943. He was stationed in England during WWII. Frank was preceded in death by his wife of 30 years, Margie; youngest son, Patrick Presley; brother, Mahlon Presley; sisters, Dorothy Smith and Rose Markee; stepbrother, George Presley Jr.; and granddaughter-in-law, Megan Rivera. Frank, affectionately known as Paco, is survived by his twin daughters, Linda (David) Rivera of Scottsdale, Ariz., Cathy (Ron) Diodosio of Pueblo; son, Bruce (Teri) Presley of Pueblo; brother, Jimmy (Dorothy) Presley; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Gurian; 10 very special grandchildren and 11 very amazing great-grandchildren. There were many caring nieces, nephews and cousins. Frank' s 46-year career with the flour milling business began in Pueblo and ended in Minneapolis, Minn. During his 11-year residence at Oak Meadows in Oakdale, Minn., he met a very special and loving friend, Elsie Johnson, who still lives in Minnesota. Frank' s children, grandchildren and siblings spent many fun-filled vacations with him in Minnesota. In March 2011, Frank decided it was time to come home to Pueblo to be surrounded by his family. Bruce Presley was Frank's and Uncle Mahlon' s devoted caregiver. Frank' s newest great-grandson and amazing "look alike," Quintin Odell and great-granddaughter, Abbie Odell, provided him with many happy moments during the past year. Frank was a devoted, generous and loving father, who loved family picnics in the mountains, barbecuing on his specially made grill and celebrating his Irish heritage every St. Patrick' s Day. Frank' s family would like to acknowledge the loving care provided by Sangre de Cristo Hospice caregivers. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave., with Monsignor Edward Nunez as celebrant. Interment with military honors at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make contributions may do so to Shrine of St. Therese or Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Presley, Mahlon John
Mahlon John Presley - Pueblo Chieftain - June 1, 2011 - Mahlon John Presley, 86, passed away peacefully at his home on May 26, 2011. He was born and raised in Pueblo, Colo. He graduated from Central High School in 1943. He married Margaret Hall on July 1, 1961; she preceded him in death on April 29, 1999. Mahlon worked and traveled for Mine and Smelter for 30 years before starting his own company, M & M, as an industrial salesman. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Dorothy Smith and Rose Markee; stepbrother, George Presley Jr., and nephew, Patrick J. Presley. Left to cherish his memory are special friend, Marcelle Rikhoff; brothers, Frank and Jim (Dorothy) Presley; sisters-in-law, Rosemary Casack and Doris Parkin; special nephew and caring and loving caregiver, Bruce (Terrie) Presley; nieces, Cathy (Ron) Diodosio, Linda (David) Rivera, Georgia Alfonso, Debbie (Ben) Bizzantz, Ann (John) Boettcher; along with the Markee family in California and the Casack and Parkin families in Colorado. Several great-nephews and nieces also cherish his memory. He was blessed at meeting his newborn great-great- nephew, Quintin Patrick Odell, two days before his death. Rosary, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2, and memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, June 3, 2011, both at Shrine of St. Therese, with Father Liam Courtney as celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church.

Presley, Patrick Joseph
Patrick Joseph Presley - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 2009 - Patrick Joseph Presley of Lakewood, Colo., passed away Aug. 7, 2009. Patrick was born in Pueblo, Colo., Oct. 28, 1952. Left to cherish his memory are his beloved son, Jon Patrick Presley of Lake Havasu, Ariz.; father, Frank W. Presley of Minnesota; brother, Bruce (Terri) of Denver; and sisters, Linda (David) Rivera of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Cathy (Ron) Diodosio of Pueblo. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Patrick was preceded in death by his dear mother, Marjorie Kilfoy Presley. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009, Shrine of St. Thesese Catholic Church, 300 Goodnight Ave., in Pueblo, with the Rev. Father Liam Courtney as celebrant.

Presley, William
William Presley - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 1992 - A look back at Pueblo County - William Presley withdrew his savings directly from banker - Puebloans have made their niche in history for many reasons. William Presley became a local folk hero of his time when he went to the home of the president of a defunct bank and forced him to return his savings. The story, as recalled in his obituary in 1913, was that Presley, who was foreman and manager of the Butler ranch southeast of Pueblo, regarded Fred Rohrer as his friend. Rohrer had lived in Pueblo since the early 1870s and owned Bank of Pueblo at Fourth and Main. A few days after the bank closed during the panic of 1893, Presley rode into town. On meeting Rohrer in the street, Presley asked about his money. His good friend coolly informed him that the money was in the bank, that he'd have to wait with the other depositors to get it, and he might get back 10 cents on the dollar. It took a while, but Presley finally was convinced that he had been betrayed by his friend. Rohrer lived in a pretentious home on East Abriendo. Presley, who always carried a .45-caliber Colt that swung to his hip, about four o'clock one afternoon rode to the Rohrer home, dismounted, walked around to the back of the house, entered the kitchen and continued to the dining room where he found the banker seated alone. Covering Rohrer with his revolver, Presley coolly and firmly demanded his money. He told Rohrer how hard he had worked for the money and threatened death if the banker did not come through with about $800. Mrs. Rohrer, hearing the voices, came downstairs. She saw her husband's predicament, left the room, and returned with the amount of cash that the rancher claimed to have in the bank. Presley left, suggesting that Rohrer call the police if he wished. The rancher, meanwhile, rode downtown, found town marshal G.W. Haskell, and told him what he had done. Haskell, obviously sympathetic to the cause, did nothing. Presley told all his friends that he recovered his money, and he probably was the only one who was so lucky. Rohrer later was charged with receiving money when he knew the bank was insolvent. He was cleared after a sensational trial in district court. Rohrer was said to have gone to California where he bought a large orange farm. MDRV A Look Back At Pueblo County is a monthly historical column furnished through the Pueblo County Historical Society.

Pressey, Richard Tanner
Richard Tanner Pressey - Pueblo Chieftain - December 24, 2009 - Richard Tanner Pressey, born Dec. 23, 1916, in Pueblo, passed away Dec. 18, 2009, in Portland, Ore. Graduated from Pueblo Centennial High School in 1933. Served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII as a pilot who flew B17s with the Eighth Air Force. After the war, he received his formal education as a marine biologist at the University of Washington. He retired from U.S. Fish and Wildlife, working with salmon propagation. Survived by his son, Kirk Pressey of Portland, Ore.; brother, Charles R. Pressey of Longmont, Colo.; numerous nieces and nephews, including Ruth P. McGuire and SW (Bev) Pressey III, both of Pueblo. Preceded in death by his parents, Sumner W. and Lulu T. Pressey; and brother, Sumner W. Pressey Jr. Services were held in Lake Oswego, Ore.

Preston, Rufus B.
Rufus B. Preston - Pueblo Indicator - July 12, 1930 - Pioneer Meets Accidental Death - Death called on a very useful man last Tuesday when it took away Rufus B. Preston, at his farm some seven miles southeast of the city. He was picking cherries in the yard and fell a distance of 10 feet to the ground when a limb broke under his weight. He had lived in and near Pueblo 32 years and as a nurseryman he was among the most valued and useful men in the community. He was upright and active in public and private life and his death is deeply regretted by a wide circle of friends and neighbors. He had laid out the Roselawn Nursery, also the landscape at the Rouch Funeral Home, from which place he was buried on Friday. Besides his wife he is also survived by two daughters and one son, Mrs. Roy Lee, of Boulder, Colo., Miss Ruth Preston, and Rubal C. Preston, of Pueblo; two grandchildren, Virginia and Preston Lee; a sister, Mrs. A.H. Foulks, Enid, Okla., and two brothers, Millard, in Illinois and Harvey, of Enid, Okla.

Preston, William
William Preston - Pueblo Indicator - September 28, 1929 - Short Local Items - William Preston, Sr., 81 years of age, died at a local hospital September, 3, 1929. He had come here to visit his son, William Preston at 2418 Pine St. The deceased had resided at Matteson, Illinois.

Pretiger, Mary Ann
Mary Ann Pretiger - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 2010 - Mary Ann Pretiger, born May 28, 1953, passed away Jan. 19, 2010, following a courageous battle with cancer. Precious Lord, take my hand to your heavenly valley, where there is no sadness, or sorrow, where I can seek eternal rest. Mary Ann was born to Michael and Mary Pretiger, who preceded her in death; also her brothers, George, Mikel; and twin sister, Susan. Leaves to mourn, cousin and friend forever, Charlotte Crusha; brothers, Lou (Connie) Crusha of El Cajon, Calif.; James (Susan) Kindschi of Albuquerque, N.M.; nephew, Randall (Debbie) Spence and family, all of Limon, Colo.; Kenneth (Carol) Spence and family of Pueblo West, Colo.; niece, Connie (Ron) Trahan and family of Blackwell, Okla., and Joann Neville- Sanchez of Modesto, Calif.; two special great-nephews, Daniel Spence of Aurora, Colo., and Joshua (Liz) Spence and family of Pueblo, Colo.; special friends, Margret Zarate and Beth Mills; and a host of friends. Visitation, 4 to 6 p.m. today, Jan. 21, 2010, Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn cemetery.

Pretiger, Rita Ann
Rita Ann Pretiger - Pueblo Chieftain - August 1, 2010 - Rita Ann Pretiger, 50, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 27, 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents. Rita is survived by her daughters, Ginger and Jackie Mascarenas; granddaughter, Ileana King; nine siblings; and numerous other family and friends. At Rita' s request, cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date.

Pretzer, Shirlee
Shirlee Pretzer - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 2012 - Shirlee Pretzer passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, from a long battle with cancer in Coolidge, Texas. Shirlee was born on Nov. 17, 1933, in Modesto, Calif. She had lived near her son, W. Randy Pretzer in Mexia, Texas, for many years, and then relocated to be near her only granddaughter, Tabitha Brown in Pueblo, Colo. Shirlee returned to Texas when she became ill. Shirlee was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Dr. Donavon D. Pretzer. She is survived by her son, W. Randy Pretzer and his wife, Dannielle of Coolidge, Texas; and her daughter, Jill Ann Brown and her husband, Fred and their daughter, Tabitha, all from Pueblo, Colo. At her request, her body has been donated to a Colorado-based Science Project. No services were performed.

Preuss, Albert W.
Albert W. "Huntz" Preuss - Daily Record - June 14, 2007 - Albert W. "Huntz" Preuss , 84, of Loveland, passed away June 10, 2007, in Loveland. He was born on May 17, 1923, in Elroy, Wis., to August F. and Gertrude (Zimmerman) Preuss. He married Virginia Fuller on Dec. 18, 1948, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Huntz served with the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1940 to 1946 in the Pacific Theater. Huntz enjoyed farming. He also liked square dancing and playing pool at the Chilson Center. Huntz grew up in Wisconsin, left to serve his country during WWII n moved to Berthoud to raise his family in 1963. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 41 in Loveland. Huntz is survived by his wife, Virginia of Loveland; one son, Kurt Preuss of Walsenburg, Colo.; daughters, Karol Preuss, of Loveland, and Karla Bennet, of Berthoud. He is also survived by brother August Preuss, of Sussex, Wis.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2007, at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in care of Resthaven Funeral Home, 8426 S. U.S. 287, Fort Collins, CO 80525.

Price, Andrew M.
Andrew M. Price - Weekly Rocky Mountain News - December 8, 1898 - Brief Telegraphic News - Wednesday - Andrew M. Price, a street car conductor at Pueblo, was run over by a street car and almost instantly killed at that place.

Price, Anna L.
Anna L. Price - Steamboat Pilot - November 22, 2004 - Former Routt County resident Anna L. Stanko Price died Nov. 16, 2004, at La Villa Grande Care Center in Grand Junction. She was 99. Anna was born July 29, 1905, in Walsenburg to Peter and Anna Zubal Stanko. She moved with her family in 1907 to a ranch in the Southside neighborhood west of Steamboat Springs. Anna grew up helping her parents on the ranch, and she was one of the first students to attend the newly formed Southside School. In October 1926, Anna married William "Bill" Price at Holy Name Catholic Church in Steamboat. Anna and Bill ranched in the Southside and Sidney neighborhoods, during which time Anna gave birth to two sons, Walter and Donald. In 1952, Anna and Bill moved to Denver, where Bill worked until his retirement. The couple moved to Grand Junction in 1982. Bill passed away there in 1993.Anna was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Anna; her husband; three sisters, Mary, Susie and Helen; a brother, Peter; and a son, Walter. She is survived by a son, Donald and his wife Eleanor of Sun Lakes, Ariz.; a sister, Julia Moore of Las Vegas, Nev.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A service was held Nov. 18, 2004, at St. Joseph's Church. Burial took place in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Mesa County Unit, P.O. Box 474, Grand Junction, Colo. 81502.

Price, John
John Price - Rocky Mountain News - February 22, 1889 - Three men arrived here yesterday from toward Trinidad, supposed to be vagrants. Last night John Price, one of the three, fell, or was thrown off the Santa Fe bridge over the mill ditch, striking on his head, the fall being fourteen feet. He was taken to the hospital and died this morning.

Price, Mary Alice
Mary "Alice" Price - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - July 10, 2005 - Mary "Alice" Price, age 79, died June 9, 2005 in Trinidad, CO. She was born December 23, 1925 in Trinchera, CO to Leopoldo and Margarita (Trujillo) Lucero. She loved fishing, camping, dancing and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Mary Olympia Lucero. She is survived by brothers Robert (Mary) Lucero, CO; Jake Lucero, CO; David (Kathy) Lucero, CO; and Richard Lucero. Sisters Mary B. Lopez Salazar, CO; Raymona Downs, CA; Susan (Jose) Vigil, CO; Sally Montoya, CO; Virginia (Jerry) Bernal, CO; numerous nieces nephews and cousins. A Rosary will be held Saturday June 18, 2005 at 9:30 am and the funeral mass will follow at 10 am at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Aguilar, CO. The family may be contacted at the Susan and Jose Vigil residence at 224 Grimes Street, Aguilar, CO 81020. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Price, Myrtle Irene
Myrtle Irene Price - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 2011 - Myrtle Irene Price, 93, passed away July 27, 2011, in Pueblo. Survived by her son, Russell (Tammy) Price of Pueblo; daughter, Theresa Morrow of Eagle; brothers, Richard (Helen) Stout of Grand Junction and Dale Stout of Rocky Ford; sisters, Mary Bennett of Grand Junction, Georgia Bowen of Loveland and Hazel Raebel of Grand Junction; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Russell Lynn Price; sons, Fred ' Junior'  Price and Charles LeRoy ' Pee Wee'  Price; daughter, Julia May Olin; siblings, Ira, Roy, Rex, Leo, Edward and Clarissa. Myrtle was born to Edna Mary and Charles Frederick Stout on Jan. 2, 1918, in Sweetwater, Colo. She retired from The Lodge at Vail after many years of dedicated service. Myrtle enjoyed cooking, canning, bowling, fishing, hunting, gardening and watching baseball, especially the Colorado Rockies. There will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Price, Norman E.
Norman E. Price - Pharos-Tribune - January 10, 2005 - Services for Norman E. Price, 77, of Logansport, will be held at 4 p.m. today in Walton Christian Church. He died at 5:27 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, in Avon Park, Fla. Born Aug. 9, 1927, in Onward, he was the son of Kendall M. and Mary M. Somsel Price. On April 7, 1972, in Logansport, he was married to Norma Jean Thompson, who survives. A graduate of Walton High School, Mr. Price served in the Navy during World War II. Mr. Price retired from the Logansport State Hospital electronics department after many years of service. He also had worked for Chrysler Corp. for 19 years and was a self-employed electronics technician. He was a 50-year member of the American Legion Post #418, Walton, and the Eagles Lodge, Logansport. He enjoyed being an amateur HAM Radio operator. Also surviving are one daughter, Mary Catherine Lineback, Villa Ricka, Ga.; three sons, Richard E. Price, Trinidad, Colo., Robert Price, Mesa, Ariz., and Ronald Price, Lafayette; one stepdaughter, Hope Lankford, Avon Park, Fla.; six grandchildren; one brother, Paul Price and his wife, Nancy, Walton; and two sisters, Mary Lou Long and her husband, Dee, and Alice Jane Howard, all of Logansport. One brother, Richard, and one stepson, Thomas, preceded in death. The Rev. Bill Collins will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Walton IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. today in the church. Memorial contributions may be made to family. Murray-Weaver Funeral Home, Walton Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Price, Virginia Lee
Virginia Lee (Morgan) Price - Pueblo Chieftain - January 3, 2012 - Virginia Lee (Morgan) Price passed away at her home south of Las Animas on Dec. 29, 2011. She had been a resident of Bent County her entire life of 102 years and seven months. Her husband, William A. Price, preceded her in death in 1968 and was the Bent County judge at that time. She is survived by her daughter, Norma L. Price, who lived at home with her; one son, William (Marcella) Price of El Paso, Texas; one grandson, Mark (Naomi) Price of Denver, Colo.; one granddaughter, Susan Smith; and great-granddaughter, Marlee Smith of Englewood, Colo. Services, 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, First Presbyterian Church, Las Animas, where Virginia had been a member since 1924. The family prefers memorial donations be made to the Arkansas Valley Hospice or the First Presbyterian Church of Las Animas.

Pricer, Robert T. Jr.
Robert T. Pricer Jr. - T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home - January 10, 2013 - Robert T. Pricer Jr., February 20, 1915 - January 8, 2013.

Price-Utt, Betty Loren
Betty Loren Price-Utt - Denton Record-Chronicle - June 15, 2005 - Betty Loren Price-Utt, 79, of Kingman, Ariz., died Sunday, June 12, 2005, at Decatur Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born July 2, 1925, in Lincoln, Kan., to Earl W. and Maude C. McGeary. On March 14, 1943, she married Roland Dale Price. He died in March 1967. In 1974, she married Frank Utt. He preceded her in death. She graduated high school in Lincoln, Kan. She was a member of St. John' s Methodist Church in Kingman, Ariz. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 20, at United Methodist Church in Walsenburg, Colo. Interment will be at the Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at Goen-Hudgens Funeral Home in Denton. Survivors include four sons, James Price of Burlington, Colo., Kenneth Price of Seattle, Richard Price of Texarkana and Steven Price of Otis, Colo.; one daughter, Patricia True of Justin; three sisters, Phylis Purcell and Bonnie Langer, both of Superior, Nev., and Doris Nelson of Lincoln, Kan.; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

Prichard, Mildred
Mildred Prichard - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 2009 - Mildred Prichard, 86, of Pueblo, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, at Parkview Medical Center. Mildred was born Sept. 22, 1922, in Andalusia, Ala., to David and Lacy (Black) Rushing. She was married to Brawner Hugh Prichard in Andalusia, Ala., on Feb. 8, 1941. They moved to Pueblo in 1952. She is survived by four children: daughters, Mary (Gary) Pedersen of Georgetown, Texas, Ann Campbell of Denver and Patricia Stecklein of Roswell, N.M.; son, Chuck (Jackie Fisher) of Pueblo; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four sisters; and three brothers. Mildred was preceded in death by her mother; father; husband; two brothers; a sister; and son-in-law, Richard Stecklein. Mildred retired in 1987, after working for 38 years in the dietary department of the Colorado State Hospital. She enjoyed collecting cookbooks, sewing, helping others and sharing her many stories. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Prichard, Susan
Susan "Cinnamon" Prichard - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 2010 - Susan "Cinnamon" Prichard, 64, Butte Meadows, Calif., formerly of Pueblo, April 2. Neptune Society of California, Chico, Calif.

Prien, Ida
Ida Prien - Pueblo Chieftain - May 5, 2011 - Ida Prien, 94, passed away peacefully May 3, 2011, with her family at her side. She was born June 22, 1916, in Ocate, N.M., to the union of Jose and Eva Cruz, who both preceded her in death; along with her parents-in-law, Ennis and Genoveva Prien; her husband, Charles O. Prien; her eldest son, George Prien; sister, Ruby Martinez; brothers, John and Joe Cruz; daughters-in-law, MaryRose and Elosia; and a granddaughter, Sharon. Ida leaves to cherish her memories, her sons and daughters, Henry and Liz Prien, Kenneth and Dorothy Prien, Andrew Prien, Ernestine Prien and David Prien-Pinto; sisters, Margaret Watta, Terry (Marlin) Loosley; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. Ida enjoyed dancing and listening to Mexican music, always dressed up with beautiful jewelry. Ida was a State Fair Silver Queen candidate. She enjoyed being with her family and visiting with her friends. Visitation, 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, and funeral service, 1 p.m. Saturday, both at Angelus Chapel, with the Rev. Frank Davied officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Prieto, Albert Jacinto
Albert Jacinto Prieto - Los Angeles Daily News - April 24, 2011 - Albert Jacinto Prieto, In loving memory, February 22, 1927 - April 18, 2011 - On April 18, 2011 Al Prieto peacefully passed into the Lord's arms. Al was born in Walsenburg, Colorado. He recently resided in Valencia after living many years Canoga Park. During his career Al worked at Northrop Aviation, and Rocketdyne. During his retirement he was a volunteer tutor at College of the Canyons. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Virginia; sons and daughter David, Patty, Chris, and Thomas; their spouses and five grandchildren. We all miss him. For Al's life story see his obit at www.eternalvalleymortuary.com Memorial service will be Friday, April 29, 2011, 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 23233 Lyons Ave., Santa Clarita, CA 91321. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: COC Foundation - Albert J. Prieto Scholarship Fund, College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd. Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Prigmore, Robert L.
Robert L. Prigmore - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 2009 - Robert L. Prigmore, 81, Pueblo, May 24. T.G. McCarthy

Prijatel, Helen Catherine Ann
Helen Catherine Ann Prijatel - Pueblo Chieftain - November 5, 2011 - Helen Catherine Ann Prijatel, 86, born Nov. 20, 1924, passed away on Nov. 2, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; sisters, Mary (John) Willis and Tillie Hostetter; and parents, John and Katherine Simonich. Helen is survived by children, Paul Prijatel Jr., Colleen (Danny) Foster, William Prijatel, Richard (Laura) Prijatel and Sandra (Mike) Oreskey; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sister, Elsie (Fred) Griffith; brother, Edward Simonich; numerous loving nieces and nephews; special lifetime friends, Martha Geonetta and Rose Shaddy. Helen greatly enjoyed dancing with her husband, traveling anywhere, picture-taking, Cripple Creek, KFC conventions, Tamburitzans, Croatian language class, shopping, potica-making, playing the piano, swimming at the YWCA, walking the track, ' Hen'  parties, card-playing, and more. Helen had associations with Croatian Fraternal Union, Pueblo Aerie No. 145 FOE, and Bishop' s Guild. Helen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and will be greatly missed. The family wishes to thank the nursing staff at Pueblo Care and Rehabilitation for all of its help and loving kindness to Helen and also to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Donations may be made in her memory to St. Mary Church. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Primozich, Raymond Robert
Raymond Robert Primozich - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2010 - Raymond Robert Primozich, 85, passed away Feb. 17, 2010. Cremation has taken place.

Prince, John L.
John L. Prince - Pueblo Chieftain - February 3, 2009 - John L. Prince, 86, passed away Jan. 31, 2009. A lifelong resident of Pueblo, he retired from the CF&I Corp. John loved hunting, fishing, gardening and woodworking. He was preceded in death by his father, Ludwig; and mother, Katherine Prince; brother, Ludwig Prince; sister, Mary Margaret Hendrickson; granddaughter, Laurie Giadone; grandson, Dale Kyle; and son-in-law, Pete Giadone. John is survived by his wife, Edyth Prince; daughters, Glenna (Alan) Kyle, Joyce Giadone; sister, Mary Katherine (Joseph) Prutch; grandchildren, Dyanne Lacey, Richard Giadone, Pete Giadone; great-grandchildren, Barry, Kayleigh, Christopher, Kyle, Jordan, Koltyn and Petey; great-great-granddaughter, Isabella. Also survived by numerous other family members, nieces and nephews. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. today, Feb. 3, 2009, Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, St. Mary Church. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Prince, Richard R.
Richard R. Prince - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 2012 - Richard R. Prince passed away April 11, 2012. He was born Feb. 6, 1927. Richard is survived by his wife, Syble Prince; daughter, Nancy and Don Herron; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Richard will always be remembered for his love of animals. The family would like to give a special thank you to Sangre de Cristo Hospice for its kindness to Dad and us. At his request, there will be no viewing. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, April, 16, 2012, at Roselawn Cemetery. The family will gather in the parking lot of Roselawn Cemetery at 12:30 p.m., then proceed to graveside.

Prince, Rosemarie
Rosemarie Prince - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2013 - Rosemarie Prince, 67, of Pueblo, born Sept. 21, 1945, in Avondale, Colo., passed away June 22, 2013, at home. Rosemarie was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Molly Montano; her loving husband, Charles Prince; and brother, Stephen Montano. Rosemarie was a dedicated mother and grandmother. Left behind are her children, Richard (Jennifer) Prince and Cathy Prince; grandchildren, Tyler, Brittany, Ryan, Dylan, Samantha, Sydney, Lyndsey, Alex and Anna; great-grandchild, Jayla; brothers and sisters, Joe (Ann) Montano, Charles (Florence) Montano, Sandy Montano, David Montano and Elaine Martinez; and numerous nieces and nephews. Per Rosemarie' s wishes, cremation will take place and services will be held at a later date. We love you and will miss you!

Prince, Susan
Susan Key Prince - Southern Illinoisan - December 28, 2003 - Susan Key Prince, 57, died at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003, in her home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. There will be envelopes at the funeral home. Mrs. Prince was a truck driver. She was a member of Rend City Baptist Church. She was born Aug. 25, 1946, in Rend City to George and Wanda (Jones) Bullington. She married Jerry Prince and her survives. Other survivors include one son, Tom Prince of Christopher; and several brothers and sisters, Alan Bullington of Rend City, Robert Bullington of Valier, Eddyth Mandrell of Benton, Marcella Seay of Goveland, Linda Montgomery of Coello and Betty Divelviss of Colorado City, Colo. She was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth; and one sister, Jennieve.

Prince, Syble R.
Syble R. Prince - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 2012 - Syble R. Prince passed away Oct. 15, 2012. Born March 13, 1926, in Arkansas. Preceded in death by her husband, Richard R. Prince; sons, Stephen Prince and Richard L. Prince; five sisters; and one brother. Syble is survived by her daughter, Nancy and Don Herron; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Syble worked at Wal-Mart for 14 years and Pueblo Day Nursery for 23 years. Visitation will be 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at Roselawn Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 19, 2012, at Roselawn Cemetery.

Prince-Boone, Geraldine Louise
Geraldine Louise Prince-Boone - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2013 - Geraldine Louise Prince-Boone, 76, of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 13, 2013. She was born to the late Jack and Jessie Prince, Nov. 18, 1936, in Pueblo. Geri graduated from Centennial High School in 1954. Geri was a billing clerk with US West Communications until she retired. A self-determined woman, Geri cherished her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She loved playing bingo and enjoyed an occasional poker party. She was an avid reader of novels and enjoyed chronicles of true crime. Geri is survived by her children, Allen Luellen, of Pueblo, Vickie Rogers, of Pueblo, Loretta Donnelly, of Denver, and Robert Timmins, of Grand Junction; sister, Diana Cowan, of Arizona; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel.

Pringle, Robert C.
Robert C. "Bob" Pringle - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 2011 - Robert C. "Bob" Pringle, 65, of Pueblo, passed away April 18, 2011. He was born June 14, 1945, in Denver, and came to Pueblo as an infant when he was adopted by his parents, Chester and Alberta (Scatterday) Pringle. Music and family were Bob' s life. He received a master' s degree in music from the University of Wyoming, where he was director of the marching band. He was a music educator for more than 39 years in K-12 schools in Michigan and Brush, Penrose and La Veta, Colo., as well as Trinidad State Junior College, in Trinidad. Bob performed in many musical productions and earned many awards. His students earned many awards through the years as well, and Bob was very proud of them. Some of his proudest moments were when his honors bands traveled out of the country to represent their community. Bob' s latest and final endeavor was teaching a private studio of approximately 90 students in Las Vegas, Nev. He is survived by his children, Robyn Pringle of Williamsburg, Kaylee Pringle of Penrose, Chad Pringle of Fort Collins; grandchildren, Tyler, Caleb, Scott, Trenton and Chandler; stepchildren, Nita Stewart of Dallas, Texas, J.B. Vallejos (Amy King) of Walsenburg; mother of his children, Cindy Woodard; her husband and Bob' s dear friend, LeRoy Nagel of Penrose; and by his many music students and colleagues. He also will be dearly missed by his loving wife, Bobby, of the family home in Pueblo. He was preceded in death by his parents; and granddaughter, Kasey Pringle. Bob' s final wish was for his family, friends and music family to remember him through laughter and music. At his request, no public services will be held. A private service will be held by his children at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up for Robert C. Pringle at Pueblo Bank and Trust, so that his memory may live on.

Prisuda, Dolores P.
Dolores P. Prisuda - Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 2011 - Dolores P. Prisuda, 82, passed away on Aug. 24, 2011. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Don, in 2005. Dolores is survived by her daughter, Linda (Joseph) Pacheco; and son, Greg (Barbara) Prisuda; grandchildren, Ronnie, Brenda, Michele; five great-grandchildren and one on the way. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with inurnment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Prock, Eva Nell
Eva Nell Prock - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2011 - Eva Nell Prock, 86, went to be with our Lord Aug. 22, 2011. Preceded in death by her parents, Lee & Donnie Stout; brothers, Gilbert, Jotsy, Buddy and Johnny Stout; sister, Francis Sweat; husbands, Raymond Thurman, Frank Tinsley, Earl Johnson, JB Dodd, and Bailey Prock. Survived by her daughter, Wanda (Stan) Hatton; step-son, Gary (Lori) Johnson; grandchildren, Frank (Terri) Grubb, Donna (Jerry) Whitney, Clay Edward (Kriss) Grubb, Terri (Mike) England; fourteen grandchildren; and one special daughter, Carol Vasquez who has been her caregiver for 10 years. Special thanks to Frontier Hospice, her Nurse Darlene, and CNA, Stacey who have been a Godsend for her the past two and a half years. Visitation will be 3 to 6 p.m. today, Aug. 25, 2011, at Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Proctor, Beverly Joyce
Beverly Joyce Proctor - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2011 - Beverly Joyce Proctor, 58, lifetime resident of La Junta, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, at the Joni Fair Hospice House in Pueblo. Beverly was born on May 9, 1953, to John Burton and Norma (Downey) Proctor in La Junta. Beverly graduated from Adams State College in 1975. She was an accountant for many years at the Colorado Bank & Trust. She enjoyed spending time working and socializing with her extended bank family and also enjoyed participating in community events, bowling, and her westies. Beverly is survived by her brother, John (Sharon) Proctor; niece, Jill Proctor; and nephew, Alan Proctor. She was preceded in death by her parents. As per Beverly' s request, cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date. Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at the Thyme Square in La Junta. Those wishing to do so, may make memorial donations to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care.

Propes, Gordon Shelby
Gordon Shelby Propes - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2011 - Gordon Shelby Propes, 69, passed away April 5, 2011. Preceded in death by his parents, Irma and Herbert Propes; brother, Harvey Propes. Survived by his wife, Judie Propes; daughter, Natasha (Jace Hall); sister-in-law, Mary Propes; many nieces, nephews and "tons" of friends. Gordon was a devoted husband and father. He loved his famous Rocky Mountain grape ice cream. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, April 14, 2011, St. Joseph' s Church in Blende. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Prosser, Doris Ernestine
Doris Ernestine ' Ernie'  Prosser - Pueblo Chieftain - September 8, 2010 - Doris Ernestine ' Ernie'  Prosser, 90, passed away Sept. 6, 2010. She is survived by her children, Norville (Pauline) Prosser and Karen Patterson; grandchildren, Chad (Akiko) Patterson, Christopher Patterson, Jeffrey Prosser, Judy (Brad) Robins and Curtis (Jennifer) Prosser; great- grandchildren, Lauren Robins, Justin Robins, Gracie Robins and Megan Prosser; siblings, Harley Barnes, Marie Gibson, Eddie Gibson and Fay Incitti. Ernie was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Orville Prosser. She was a volunteer at the Cooperative Care Center for over 25 years. The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to Dr. Maureen Kelly and the staff at Pueblo Care and Rehabilitation Center for the care of their mother. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Cooperative Care Center through the funeral home office.

Provenza, Grace
Grace Provenza - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2009 - Grace Provenza, former resident of Aguilar, Colo. and Raton, N.M., passed away on Jan. 11, 2009 at the Montrose Memorial Hospital. She was 85. She was born in San Miguel, Colo. on Feb. 5, 1923 to Pauline (Corsentino) and Salvatore Sammartino. On Feb. 22, 1941, Grace was united in marriage to Pete Provenza at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Aguilar, Colo. Pete preceded her in death in 1999. Grace enjoyed going for picnics and taking drives in the mountains. She also liked to play cards. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Survivors are son Michael (Beverly) Provenza, Montrose, Colo., daughter Gerri (Charles) King, Georgetown Calif., grandchildren, Anthony (Allison) Provenza, Midvale, Utah, John Provenza, Montrose, Colo., Jeffrey Provenza, Las Cruces, N.M., 4 sisters, 1 brother, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins Visitation, Thursday, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Comi Funeral Home Chapel and Friday 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Aguilar. Funeral Services; Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, St. Anthony Catholic Church in Aguilar. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. with Fr. Phil Coury as celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery, in Aguilar. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at St. Anthony Parish Hall. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Provenza, Grace
Grace Provenza - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2009 - Grace Provenza, former resident of Aguilar and Raton, passed away Jan. 11, 2009 at the Montrose Memorial Hospital. She was 85. She was born in San Miguel Feb. 5, 1923, to Pauline (Corsentino) and Salvatore Sammartino. On Feb. 22, 1941, Grace was united in marriage to Pete Provenza at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Aguilar. Pete preceded her in death in 1999. Grace enjoyed going for picnics and taking drives in the mountains. She also liked to play cards. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Survivors are son Michael (Beverly) Provenza, Montrose; daughter Gerri (Charles) King, Georgetown, Calif.; grandchildren Anthony (Allison) Provenza, Midvale, Utah, John Provenza, Montrose, Jeffrey Provenza, Las Cruces, N.M.; four sisters, one brother, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins Visitation was Jan. 15 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel and Friday, Jan. 16, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Aguilar. Funeral Services will be Friday, Jan. 16, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Aguilar, with Rosary at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. with Fr. Phil Coury as celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery, in Aguilar. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at St. Anthony's Parish Hall. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Provenza, Michael Anthony
Michael Anthony Provenza - Crippin Funeral Home - February 3, 2009 - Michael Anthony Provenza, 56, of Montrose, passed away Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, near Lake City, Colo. Mike was born Jan. 11, 1953, in Aguilar to Pete and Grace (Sammartino) Provenza. Mike grew up and attended school in Aguilar as well as graduating from Aguilar High School. After high school, Mike attended New Mexico Tech in Socorro, N.M, receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mining Engineering. Mike married the love of his life, Beverly Thoman, in Kemmerer, Wyo., May 24, 1980. Mike was a General Coal Mining Manager, managing mines in Raton from 1994 to 2000 and Gallup, N.M, from 2000 to 2008. Mike and Beverly lived in Kemmerer, Wyo., Madisonville, Ky., Gallup and Raton before settling in Montrose, until the time of his death. Mike was a member of the Rocky Mountain Coal Association, the New Mexico Mining Association, acting as a Board Member. Mike's greatest joys came from spending time with his wife and three sons: Anthony, John and Jeff. Mike loved to golf, fish and hunt in the beautiful outdoors, as well as playing cards and games with his family when he could. Family members blessed to share in Mike's life are his wife Beverly Provenza of Montrose; his beloved three sons: Anthony Provenza and wife Allison of Salt Lake City, John Provenza of Montrose and Jeff Provenza of Las Cruces, N.M.; as well as his sister, Geraldine King and husband Charles of Georgetown, Calif., one uncle, four aunts and numerous cousins. Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Grace Provenza. A viewing for family and friends will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Crippin Funeral Home Chapel of Montrose. A Celebration of Life, in loving memory of Mike will be held at 11 a.m. at the Crippin Funeral Home Chapel, with Bill Sigafus officiating. The service will conclude at the chapel. A visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at the Comi Funeral Home in Trinidad. Burial will be held Friday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony's Cemetery in Aguilar, Colo., with pastries and coffee to follow. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Crippin Funeral Home of Montrose and Comi Funeral Home of Trinidad.

Provinzano, John W.
John W. "Jack" Provinzano - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 2011 - John W. "Jack" Provinzano passed away Oct. 9, 2011, in Pueblo, Colo. Jack was born here on Dec. 13, 1920, and had lived here most of his life. He retired as a captain from the U.S. Army Air Corps where he had served as a pilot. Jack worked as the manager of Certified Concrete for a time before serving as an agent for Met Life Insurance Company for many years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean Provinzano; parents, Nicholas and Attie Provinzano; and sisters, Marie Latka, Virginia Fortino and Dorothy Baird. He will be sadly missed by his sister, Marge McFate; sons, Daryl (Donna) Provinzano, Scott (Anne) Provinzano and John W. Provinzano; his grandchildren, Tanya, Michael (Michelle), Jack Scott (Britney), Amber and Desiree; his great-grandchildren, Chelsie, R.J., Shyla, Bryanna, Logan, Harmony, Dillon and Kayla; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. The family expresses their thanks to John's caregivers, Daryl, John, Chris and Jan, Amber, Desiree, the Sangre de Cristo Hospice and the Joni Fair Hospice House. At his request, no service.

Pruce, Sandra K.
Sandra K. Pruce - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 2012 - Sandra K. Pruce. Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Shrine of St. Therese. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials to Holy Family Church or Shrine of St. Therese.

Pruden, Agnes Ann
Agnes Ann Pruden - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2009 - Agnes Ann Pruden passed away March 15, 2009, in Denver, Colo., after suffering a stroke. She was born in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by husband, William Pruden; parents, Paul and Mary (Sherbak) Tomko; and sister, Margaret Bankston (Tomko). She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Jones; nephews, Paul, James and John; nieces, Joann and Mary; and seven grandnieces and nephews. Rosary, 5 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2009, Advantage Aurora Chase Chapel, Aurora, Colo. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, 2250 S. Harrison St., Denver. Burial to follow, 12:15 p.m., Fort Logan National Cemetery, Area C.

Prutch, Joseph
Joseph ' Puccio'  Prutch - Pueblo Chieftain - July 8, 2012 - Joseph ' Puccio'  Prutch, 84, passed away July 3, 2012, peacefully at his home in Boone. Joseph is survived by his sister-in-law, Mary Jane Prutch and family. Joseph will be sadly missed by his family, friends and co-workers at Boone Guest Home and Pueblo Diversified Industries. At his request, there will be no viewing or service. Cremation has taken place. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Prutch, Joseph G.
Joseph G. Prutch - Pueblo Chieftain - February 5, 2012 - Joseph G. Prutch, 65. No viewing or service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Prutch, Sam Phill
Sam Phill Prutch - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 2010 - Sam Phill Prutch, 76, of Pueblo, Colo. Born Dec. 27, 1933, entered eternal life Jan. 10, 2010. Preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Lucille Prutch of Vineland. Survived by his children, Carl (Alene) Prutch, Paula (Tom) Tucci, Chris (Mary) Prutch of Phoenix, Ariz., and Cyndi Prutch; grandchildren, Brian (Julie) Prutch of Salt Lake City, Utah; Zack Prutch of Salt Lake City, Utah, Mike Tucci, Garatt Tucci, Nick Prutch of Phoenix, Ariz., Christina Prutch of Phoenix, Ariz., Monica Gallegos; aunt, Virginia (Bob) Gist; uncle, Phil Prutch; special friend, Karen Kasel; as well as numerous cousins and friends. Sam was a lifelong Pueblo resident, farmer, businessman and entrepreneur. He loved animals, the outdoors and traveling the world, especially to Belize. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery.

Pryor, Anne Catherine
Anne Catherine Pryor - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2011 - Anne Catherine Pryor, 90, passed away April 7, 2011. Preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth E. Pryor. Survived by brother, Robert J. Hirbernik; sister, Dorothy Mantelli; nieces, Lori (Steve) O' Flaherty, Jean (George) Salbato, Marilyn Palovich and Cydney Roller; nephews, Rob Hirbernik and Alfred Mantelli; and numerous other nieces, nephews and family members. Private services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer' s Foundation through the funeral home office. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Pryor, Frank (Mrs.)
Mrs. Frank Pryor - Rocky Mountain News - July 26, 1882 - Death' s Doings - Pueblo, July 25 - Mrs. Frank Pryor, of this city, died very suddenly at Shulzburg, Wis., yesterday.

Pryor, Kathryn Evelyn
Kathryn Evelyn (Releford) Pryor - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 2011 - Kathryn Evelyn (Releford) Pryor, 52, passed away on June 25, 2011, after fighting ovarian cancer for two and a half years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Don and Lucille Releford; and her brother, Harry. She is survived by her husband, Richard Pryor; their children, Nick (Wendy) Pryor, Nan (John) Mitchell and Clay Pryor; brothers, Dick and his wife, Lee Releford, Tom and his wife, Sue Releford and Donnie and his wife, Jackie Releford; nieces, nephews and many dear friends. She worked 16 years for Safeway, Inc. Corporate Floral and the last seven years for Highland Supply Corp. She loved spending time with her family, friends and beloved dogs, reading, and working with flowers. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 30 at Genesee Park (Golden, Colo., I-70 Exit 254).

Pryor, Lois Earlene
Lois Earlene Pryor - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 2011 - Lois Earlene Pryor. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, Las Animas cemetery.

Pryor, Mack
Mack Pryor - Pueblo Indicator - March 14, 1914 - ' Mack'  Pryor is Dead - Mack Pryor, an old pioneer, cattleman, and miner, who came to Pueblo in 1871, died at New Orleans on the 5th inst. He formerly had one of the biggest cattle herds in the state. He opened up coal mines in Las Animas County and the Pryor mines were named after him. He was a picturesque character and traveled much in the West. He was fair and square and had many friends here.

Pryor-Grulich, Shirley Jean
Shirley Jean (Bailey) Pryor-Grulich - Canon City Daily Record - September 21, 2010 - Shirley Jean (Bailey) Pryor-Grulich, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, September 17, 2010. She was born in Walsenburg, Colorado on December 9, 1931 daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Doris Lucille (Sullivan) Bailey. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Donald "Duck" Grulich, 2 brothers and a sister. Shirley is survived by her six children, Sher Hager, Randy Reed, Cindy Archer, Karen Price, Allison Cecchi, and Nicki Scholl, 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Shirley graduated from CaΓ±on City High School in 1950. She enjoyed a number of work adventures from her time as a "CanCan Girl" at Buckskin Joe's as a young woman, to years of legendary, excellent service at Merlino's Belvedere, and finally achieving her goal of owning her own business Rib Restaurant. Shirley enjoyed Colorado for the natural beauty of the mountains, from summer picnics with her family, to the changing of the leaves every fall. Shirley was a devoted mother who loved her children unconditionally, and lived her life in a generous and selfless fashion. She possessed a grace and beauty that endeared her to all who had the privilege of knowing her, she will be dearly missed by those who's lives she touched. Shirley's family is especially grateful for the professional care and friendship offered through Fremont Regional Hospice over the last 3 years. A casual service and gathering for family and friends will be held at Shirley's home at 2525 East Main Street on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.. All well-wishers are welcome to join in this celebration of Shirley's life. On-line condolences at charlesanthonyfh.com . Shirley loved the beauty of flowers and those wishing to remember her may send flowers to her home.

Puente, Jesus
Jesus Puente - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2011 - Jesus Puente, also known as Jay, passed away on Jan. 5, 2011. Preceded in death by his parents, Jesus and Marie Puente; and brother, George Puente. He is survived by his siblings, Lydia Puente, Daniel (Anne) Puente and Annie Ramos; nephews, Steven and Daniel Andrew Puente; cousin, Manuel (Adeline) Salinas; sister-in-law, Patty Puente; close cousins, Carmen Aragon, Sophie Salinas, Jeannine Semrau and Shirley Aragon; and numerous nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Puga, Laura Mae
Laura Mae Puga - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 2009 - Laura Mae Puga passed away May 11, 2009, in Pueblo. Laura was born May 31, 1932, in Pueblo, to Oscar E. Gunnar Dehn and Laura Dehn. She was employed in dietary service at the Colorado State Hospital for many years before her retirement. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe R. Puga, in 2006. Her survivors include her siblings, Lillian (Eugene) Kownacki of Manitou Springs, Walter (JoAnne) Dehn of Pueblo, and Wilma (Delbert) Johnston of Pueblo; as well as several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, May 14, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating.

Pugh, A. L.
A. L. Pugh - Pueblo Indicator - January 23, 1937 - A. L. Pugh, who for many years was employed in the rolling Mill department at the steel works, passed away the 18th inst.

Pugh, David C. Jr.
David C. Pugh Jr. - Northwest Herald - July 19, 2004 - David C. Pugh Jr., 33, of Twin Lakes, Wis., and formerly of McHenry, died Friday, July 16, 2004, at his home. He was born March 15, 1971, in Arlington Heights, to David C. Sr. and Brenda Dillow Pugh. He lived in McHenry before moving to Twin Lakes six years ago. He worked as a laborer for Stan's Lumber in Twin Lakes. He was a member of Anchor Baptist Church in Genoa City. He enjoyed woodworking. Survivors include his father of Ettrick, Wis.; his mother of Michigan; a sister, Christine (Bob) Hildebrandt of Spring Grove; his grandmother, Beverly Strauss of Trinidad, Colo.; a nephew, Ryan; and a niece, Hailey. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. funeral Tuesday, July 20, at Anchor Baptist Church in Genoa City. The Rev. Paul Rudy, pastor, will officiate. Interment will be private. Arrangements were made by Hasse-Derrick-Lockwood Funeral Home and Crematory in Twin Lakes. For information, call the funeral home at (262) 877-3013.

Pugliano, Joe J.
Joe J. ' Pug'  Pugliano - Pueblo Chieftain - May 1, 2011 - Joe J. ' Pug'  Pugliano, 75, passed away on April 27, 2011. He is preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Carmilla Pugliano; brothers, Carmen and John; sister, Rose Breece; and daughter, Kimberly. He is survived by his daughters, Kathy Janezich of Pueblo; Diane Schinkel of Colorado Springs; former wife and friend Donna Pugliano; grandson Michael Schinkel ; sister-in-law Gloria; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. He proudly served his country in the United States Marines during the Korean Conflict. He worked at the CF&I Steel Mill for 40 years in the blast furnace and castor. Joe was a member of the Local No. 2102 Steelworkers (USWA). He enjoyed woodworking, cooking and watching television. A special thank you to Dr. Michael Rendler for his care of Joe. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at Imperial Memorial Gardens, 5450 Highway 78 West. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Pugnetti, Mary Armenia
Mary Armenia Pugnetti - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2012 - Mary Armenia Pugnetti, 93, of Aguilar, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at her daughter's home in Pueblo. She was born on June 13, 1918, in Rouse, Colo., to Charles and Amelia Patumor Mark. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and mother-in-law and is survived by her sons, Angelo (Esther) Pugnetti, Charles Pugnetti; daughter, Rose (Frank) Pagne; grandchildren, Edward (Shannah) Pugnetti, Franklin Pagne, Sherri Pagne, Rodney (Terrilyn) Pugnetti; great-grandchildren, Andy Pugnetti, Breann Pugnetti, Angelo Pugnetti and Marino Pugnetti. She was preceded in death by her husband, Angelo Pugnetti; a daughter, Ernestine Pugnetti; her parents; and two brothers, Charlie and Matt Mark. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. followed by the Mass at 10 a.m. Monday, April 23, 2012, both at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Aguilar, Colo. Interment, Huerfano Masonic Cemetery, Walsenburg, Colo.

Pulido, Pete Damian
Pete Damian Pulido - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2011 - Pete Damian Pulido, 77, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 18, 2011. He is preceded in death by his sisters, Candy Butkovich and Irene Pulido. Pete is survived by his children, Damian Pulido and Sharon (Bartel Oliea) Velasquez; mother of his children, Isabel Ulibarri; grandchildren, Kress, Desirae, Anastasia Pulido, Tommy and Cheryl Velasquez; sisters, Connie Jo, Gloria, Betty Ann, Angela, Julie, and Lala; brother, Paul; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing 12 to 6 p.m. Thursday, with Rosary service to follow at 6 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Funeral service 10 a.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Pullara, Charles F.
Charles F. Pullara - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 2010 - Charles F. Pullara passed away on Nov. 28, 2010, after a long battle with leukemia. He was born in Pueblo, Colo., on April 29, 1941. He was a longtime farmer, trucker, bartender, cattleman, and produce salesman. Charlie was recognized far and wide, including Salida, Alamosa, and Raton, N.M., as ' the produce man with the blue truck and orange trailer.'  He was a kind and generous man, many times donating produce to senior homes, soup kitchens, and churches. He was a loving husband, father, grandpa, and friend to many. Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, Doris and Charles Pullara; mother-in-law, Grace Prutch and sister-in-law, Linda Prutch-Hayes. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Carol; daughters, Cheri Pullara (fiancΓ© Brandon Curless), Lori (Brett) Mooring, Traci (Frank) Daurio; grandsons, Mason, Casey, Brady, Johnny Mooring; siblings, Dorothy (Glen) Caple, Gary (Jimmie Sue) Pullara, Frances (Warren) Fox; brother-in-law, Phil Prutch; father-in-law, Phillip Prutch; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Charles F. Pullara was a truly unique man who always had something memorable to say. He will be greatly missed by all. In lieu of food and flowers, please make donations to the St. Vrain Cemetery Restoration Fund in care of the funeral home. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sacred Heart Church in Avondale. Interment at St. Vrain Cemetery in Boone. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Pullara, Eugene Joseph
Eugene Joseph Pullara - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 2009 - Eugene Joseph Pullara, 69, born March 10, 1940, passed away on April 24, 2009. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Jane Pullara; and a beloved brother, John Pullara Jr. He is survived by his aunts, Marie Pullara, Sylvia Greco and Sadie Tishma; numerous cousins and friends; and his pet cat, "Zip." Eugene graduated from Central High School in 1958, with honors; he graduated from Colorado University with a BA degree and a teaching certificate in foreign languages. Eugene taught foreign languages in Boulder schools for 30 years. After retirement, he returned to Pueblo to take care of his mother. He loved sports - football (Broncos) and baseball (Rockies). He was a great fan of Colorado University, working at all their football games until his health failed. He was a life member of Elks Boulder Lodge No. 566. Eugene was a man with a big heart, always trying to help someone without being repaid and refusing help for himself. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2009, St. Mary Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to animal welfare through the funeral home. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Pullara, Jimmie Sue
Jimmie Sue Pullara - Pueblo Chieftain - November 9, 2011 - Jimmie Sue Pullara, 62, affectionately known as Nonie, went to walk with the Lord Nov. 5, 2011. Born Aug. 29, 1949, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her parents, James and Betty Hayes. Survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Gary; children, Kim Pullara, Toni Jo Pullara (Jace Rogge), Dominic (Mary) Pullara and Charlie (Rebekah) Pullara; grandchildren, Taylor, Dominic, Brenden, Adonis, Dominic, Angelo, and Tony; sisters, Eliene Dominguez, Debbie Leal (Charles Guardamondo) and Evie (Randy) Quintana; numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. Service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Pullara, Marie J.
Marie J. Pullara - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 2011 - Marie J. Pullara, 95, a lifetime resident of Pueblo County, passed away Dec. 14, 2011. Preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Jennie Pullara; brothers, Charlie, Sam, Felix, Joe, John and Santo "Red;" niece, Jeannine Pullara Eisert; nephews, Charles, Nick, John, Eugene, and Raymond Pullara. Survived by nieces and nephew, Jennie (Joe) Genova, Pete D. Pullara, Lillian (Fred) Norman, Peggy Greathouse, Connie (Ron) Cortese; also many extended family members. Marie had many fond memories of her 37 years of employment with District 70 as a bus driver and in the food service. She especially enjoyed all the young riders entrusted to her care as she delivered them safely to and from school. Special thanks to Dr. Sumpter and Dr. Sipalay, Lisa and Dave/Parkview ICU and the friendly and dedicated employees of Legacy Commons, her most recent home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Gleeson officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Pullaro, Joseph
Joseph Pullaro - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2011 - Joseph Pullaro, 86, passed away Aug. 10, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille in 1995; parents, Henry and Dorothy Pullaro; son-in-law, Rolf Mertes, and great-granddaughter, Loretta Johnson. Joe is survived by his daughter, Joyce Mertes; sons, Andy (Loretta) and Bill Sr. Pullaro; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Eva Facchini; brother, Tony (Mary) Pullaro; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Joe served during World War II in the Navy, nine years as a Pueblo policeman, then worked on the Santa Fe Railroad for 25 years as a car-man. He loved to fish and kid around with people. At the family's request, please omit flowers and make donations to Joni Fair Hospice. Military honors by the United States Naval Honor Guard. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Adrian Comer Funeral Home Chapel Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements through Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Pullin, Charles H.
Lt. Col. Charles H. "Chuck" Pullin, CSP (Ret.) - Pueblo Chieftain - January 1, 2009 - Lt. Col. Charles H. "Chuck" Pullin, CSP (Ret.) died at his home in Pueblo, Colo., Dec. 23, 2008. Chuck Pullin was born to James "Jim" and Cora (Bruce) Pullin, Dec. 2, 1936, in Bristow, Okla. His family moved to Cheraw, Colo., in the early 1940s, where his father had purchased property to ranch. Chuck was a wonderful storyteller and would entertain his extended family for years with his tales of growing up in Cheraw; driving the school bus so that he and his friends could "borrow" watermelons from the local fields; leaping from trees onto his horse for a "quick getaway" and many others. Chuck graduated from Cheraw High School in 1955, and married Barbara "Bobbie" (Bailey) Pullin. They moved to La Junta, Colo., where Chuck worked as a manager at the Safeway grocery store. They had three children, Jackie (Ricketts), James "Jim" Pullin and Janette (Karges). In 1958, Chuck joined the La Junta Police Reserve and was shortly promoted to chief. He often would say that he started out his career as chief and it had been downhill ever since. In 1961, he joined the Colorado State Patrol starting a career that would become his passion and his legacy. He was transferred to Walsenburg, Colo., where he would spend the next 16 years of his life and where his children would graduate from high school. When the Walsenburg golf course was built in 1969, Chuck discovered another passion and during the next 39 years would spend many happy hours with friends and family on the course. In 1977, Chuck married Jan (Carlo) of Pueblo and transferred to Bayfield, Colo. The next few years would see several promotions and job transfers within CSP. Chuck was promoted to sergeant and transferred to Pueblo in 1980, promoted to lieutenant and transferred to Colorado Springs in 1983, promoted to captain in 1992, promoted to major and transferred to Grand Junction in 1993, and promoted to lieutenant colonel and transferred to Denver in 1995. While serving in the CSP, Chuck had hundreds of career highlights. He met and coordinated security details for two U.S. presidents, graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va., served as president of the Colorado Police Protective Association, established the Smokey Golf Tournament (which last year held its 38th annual), served as the president of the Air Force Academy Quarterback Club and received hundreds of commendation letters, appreciation plaques and citations. In 1998, after 38 years in the CSP, Chuck retired and moved back to Pueblo. His retirement wouldn' t last long, however, as he was hired by the Colorado Parole Board as a hearing officer, did charity work as a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and working as a ranger at Walking Stick golf course. Chuck' s retirement was filled with travel and good friends. He attended the 2006 Masters, the 2007 and 2008 U.S. Opens (yes, he really was in the stands at the seventh green when Tiger Woods won, as he had no doubt told you); trips to Europe, the Philippines, Seattle and San Diego to visit family; and many others. Chuck' s life was more than just a listing of accomplishments. It might best be described through a memory of his daughter, Janette. Janette came home from school one day to surprise a young man who had broken into the house. Before she could react, Chuck arrived home. Janette was so relieved, thinking "how lucky I am that Dad is here." Chuck walked the young man out of the back door and Janette followed to see what would take place. Surprised, Janette watched as Chuck withdrew his wallet and handed the young man some money. She overheard him say "Son, you don' t have to break into my house to get money. If you need help, you just come and see me." He is survived by his children, Jackie (Tim) Ricketts of Fort Collins, Colo., Jim (Marilyn) Pullin of Fort Collins, Colo., and Janette (Steve) Karges of Escondido, Calif.; his sister, Sue Watters (Al) Provost of Denver; his grandchildren, Stephanie and Kevin Karges, Mackenzie and Devin Ricketts and Savannah Pullin; and his former wives, Barbara "Bobbie" Pullin of Fort Collins, Colo., and Jan Pullin of Pueblo, Colo. He was surrounded by good friends and a family who loved him dearly. His was a life well-lived. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, St. Joseph Church, 1145 Aspen Road. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation, Eagles Christmas for Kids or Pueblo Animal Welfare, in care of Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors.

Pullin, Florence
Florence Pullin - Star-Telegram - May 20, 2011 - Florence Pullin, 81, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2011. Memorial service: Private on Tuesday. Florence was born July 17, 1929, in Walsenburg, Colo. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Al Pullin; sons, Jerry and Danny Denney; and daughter, Linda Garner. Survivors: Children, Rose Franzer and husband, Rich, Renna Scott and husband, Jim, James Denney and wife, Karen, and Dale Denney; grandchildren, Cliff Richmond, Rich Franzer, Brian Scott, Jaci Scott, Jim Denney Jr., Rusty Denney, Amanda Denney, Kellie Brynn Denney, Chris Garner and Bridgette Rozales; and nine great-grandchildren.

Pumphrey, Patricia E.
Patricia E. Pumphrey - Pueblo Chieftain - September 5, 2010 - Patricia E. Pumphrey, 89, passed away Sept. 4, 2010. Survived by her children, Mark (Mary Kay) Pumphrey, Rita (Dave) Marquez and Charles Pumphrey; grandchildren, Nate (Kristina) Pumphrey, Amy (Christian) Piatt, Matteo (Melania) Pumphrey, Andy Pumphrey, Mike (Shanna) Pumphrey, Jed (fiancΓ©e, Aly Harris) Cook, Stephanie (Patrick) DonVito, Faith (Dale) Norton and Regie (Jen) Marquez; 12 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, William; son, Donald; parents, Joe and Alice Anderson; brothers, Virgil and Donald Anderson; sisters, Maureen Wolf and Iola Hedges. Born Jan. 5, 1921, in Clarinda, Iowa. She graduated from Clarinda High School and the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. She was a 50-year member of Central Christian Church; CWF at Central Christian; Service League of Pueblo; and PEO Chapter CI. She taught school in Nebraska, Ellicott, and Pueblo School District 60. Pat loved people and was a friend to so many. She had the spiritual gift of hospitality, loved to tell stories and sing songs. She had a delightful sense of humor. Patricia and her husband owned and operated Cleaver Carpet Co., along with Bill' s brother, Paul and his wife, Karla, and were strong supporters of Pueblo. She was an avid Broncos fan and loved the Rockies. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, at Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson Ave., with the Rev. Dr. David Chambers and the Rev. Amy Piatt officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to the Pumphrey Scholarship Fund or Sangre de Cristo Hospice through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors.

Purcell, Nicholas Richard
Nicholas Richard Purcell - Pueblo Chieftain - August 5, 1997 - Nicholas Richard Purcell, born Oct. 9, 1969, passed away unexpectedly Aug. 3, 1997, with his stepson, Dallas Ray Hughes. Survived by his wife, Gaylene Purcell; stepson, Jesse Varela-Broska, of the family home; parents, Richard and Suzi Purcell; sister, Kelly Rae Purcell; and brother, Richard Ray (Krissy Valdez) Purcell, all of Pueblo. He is also survived by grandmothers, Shirley Purcell, Idaho, formerly of Pueblo, and Patricia Selby Flynn, Beulah; aunt, Pamela (Bill) Yershin, Pueblo; uncles, William Patrick Flynn, Greg Purcell, Pueblo, Colo., and William Purcell, Idaho; special friend, Mel Coats, Pueblo, Colo.; and numerous nieces, nephews and several cousins. Funeral service, Thursday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family may be contacted at 3112 Vail Ave. or 2408 Poplar. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to the Purcell and Hughes Memorial Fund in care of Power Credit Union, 1615 E. Evans Ave., Pueblo, 81004. Funds will be used to restructure the lives of Gaylene and Jesse. (This obituary entered for the Memorial Fund information) Nicholas Richard Purcell. Funeral service, Thursday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family may be contacted at 3112 Vail Ave. or 2408 Poplar. Contributions may be made to the Nick Purcell Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home office.

Purcell, Ophelia
Ophelia Purcell - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2011 - Ophelia Purcell, 72, passed away March 13, 2011. Preceded in death by parents, Jose and Margarita Marquez. Ophelia is remembered for her amazing cooking, generous nature and words of wisdom. She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 54 years, Charles; sons, Charles (Cherri) Purcell, Michael (Darcy) Purcell and Dennis Purcell; grandchildren, Matt, Monica, Melonie, Meghan, Christopher; and a host of family members and friends. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Christ the King Church. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Purvis, Helen
Helen Purvis - 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.

Purvis, Melvin
Melvin Purvis - The Walsenburg World - August 13, 1914 - Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, on Tuesday, August 11, Mr. Melvin Purvis, at the age of 32 years and 26 days of uremic poisoning. Mr. Purvis was a partner of Mr. Frank Owens in the blacksmithing business and came here just a year and a half ago from Cripple Creek. He was a native of Michigan. The funeral services were held from the Methodist Church Thursday afternoon, Rev. McKee officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the Masonic Cemetery. The deceased leaves a wife and four children.

Pusateri, Dominick
Dominick Pusateri - The Duluth News Tribune - December 8, 1919 - Pueblo, Col., Dec. 7 -- Blackhand Gang Slays Two - Mr. and Mrs. Dominick Pusateri were shot and killed and their 12-year-old daughter, Anlina, was seriously wounded near their home tonight. Three other children escaped injury. The shooting took place when the family was returning from a wedding. Two men, supposed by the police to be members of a blackhand gang, followed the family home according to the children. When within a short distance from their home, the two men opened fire.

Pusateri, Dominick (Mrs.)
Mrs. Dominick Pusateri - The Duluth News Tribune - December 8, 1919 - Pueblo, Col., Dec. 7 -- Blackhand Gang Slays Two - Mr. and Mrs. Dominick Pusateri, were shot and killed and their 12-year-old daughter, Anlina, was seriously wounded near their home tonight. Three other children escaped injury. The shooting took place when the family was returning from a wedding. Two men, supposed by the police to be members of a blackhand gang, followed the family home according to the children. When within a short distance from their home, the two men opened fire.

Putnam, Marian M.
Marian M. Mendenhall Cornell Putnam - Pueblo Chieftain - February 4, 2010 - Marian M. Mendenhall Cornell Putnam, 97, passed away Feb. 2, 2010. Survived by her nephew, Terry Mendenhall; nieces, Lita Mendenhall and Janet Hatton; grandnieces, Kiera, Elizabeth, Heather and Amber; grandnephews, Phillip, Joel, Joe and Lex; great-grandniece, Midori; a special stepdaughter, Dolores (Bob) Yarbrough; step-grandchildren, Vicky, Deedee, Theresa, Tara and Darren; and six step-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her two husbands, Gerald Cornell and LeRoy Putnam; her parents; sister, Anna; three brothers, Ralph, Porter and Mark; sisters-in-law, Samantha and Daisy. Marian was born May 27, 1912, in Caldwell, Kan., to Russell and Alta Mendenhall. She was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church, always active in music, member of O.E.S., a graduate R.N. and a member of the American Red Cross. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation at Montgomery & Steward Crematorium has taken place. Memorial service, 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Interment will be held at a later date in Caldwell Cemetery, Caldwell, Kan. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to ARC or Frontier Hospice, through the funeral home. A special thanks to the staffs of Chateau at Sharmar and Frontier Hospice for all their loving care.

Puype, Rachelle M.
Rachelle M. Puype - Trinidad Times Independent - October 28, 2011 - Rachelle M. Puype, age 58, passed away suddenly at Mt. San Rafael Hospital on October 23, 2011. She was born in Denver, on December 29, 1952, to Ethel E. (Lasley) and Andrew J. Puype. Rachelle (one of set of triplets) came to Trinidad in 1984 where she has resided at the Madison Group Home for the past 27 years. Rachelle loved life and lived it to the fullest. She liked to dance and go to parties. She was and avid shopper and liked movies. Rachelle also loved to go to McDonalds, having ' tea time'  and enjoyed socializing with hr many friends. Rachelle was a woman of faith and was a member of Fisher' s Peak Community Church where she attended services every Sunday. Survivors are her brothers and sisters-in-law Gwen who are professional clowns for Barnum ad Bailey Circus, Remi (Given) Puype and Rene Puype, as well as numerous friends and her extended family at the Madison Group Home and Las Animas Rehab Center. Memorial Services will be held Friday, October 28, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor David Cook officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Pyle, Anna Jean
Anna Jean Pyle - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 2009 - Anna Jean Pyle, 68, passed away Oct. 14, 2009. Preceded in death by her son, Patrick Palmer McQueen. Survived by her brother, Donald E. (Debra) Morgan of Fort Collins, Colo.; sister, Elena (Jack) Hawley of Tulare, Calif.; nephews, Songtahra Omkar, Shawn Morgan, Forrest Morgan and Travis Morgan. Anna was born Nov. 27, 1940, in Pueblo, to Kenneth and Dessie Morgan. She graduated from the University of Colorado with a nursing degree. She worked as an R.N. for Parkview Medical Center and the Colorado State Hospital. She was a member of Parkhill Baptist Church and Daughters of the American Revolution. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Pastor Doug Cox officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Parkview Foundation through the funeral home.

Pyle, Helen
Helen Pyle - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 1964 - Mrs. Helen Pyle - Services will be held in the First Congregational Church, 228 West Evans Ave., Thursday 2:30 p.m., with the Rev. Robert D. Watson, officiating. The family requests that those wishing to express their regard may contribute to the memorial fund of the First Congregational Church. Memorial cards are available at the church and Mortuary. Interment will be made at Roselawn Cemetery. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home until noontime Thursday: (The casket will not be opened at the church.)

Pyles, Katherine T.
Katherine T. Pyles - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2010 - Katherine T. Pyles, 93, departed this life June 17, 2010, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. Born Aug. 16, 1916, in Allen, Texas. She was a Christian homemaker. Preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Lula (Sams) Templeton; three brothers, three sisters and a son. Survived by husband of 24 years, Deacon Wallace Pyles Sr. Children, Claudia Anderson and Ray Powell; three stepchildren, Mae Potter, Janet Doyle and Jesse Dawkins; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, with the Revs. John Harris and John Richardson, co-officiating. Interment, Memory Gardens, Pampa, Texas.




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