The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Rabe, Donald C.
Donald C. Rabe - Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier - February 27, 2011 - Donald C. Rabe, 85, of Walsenburg, Colo., formerly of Cedar Falls, died in Walsenburg on Friday, Feb. 11, of natural causes. He was born Sept. 27, 1925, in Alta Vista, son of Emil and Jeanette Schoeneman Rabe. He married Oriel Eller on Oct. 9, 1947, at Radcliffe Evangelical Church, Radcliffe. Mr. Rabe graduated from Iowa Falls High School, Iowa Falls, and later attended Iowa State University. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran serving during World War II in Iwo Jima, Japan, where he was wounded and later awarded the Purple Heart. He farmed in Iowa and was a realtor and home builder in Iowa and Arkansas until retiring to southern Colorado. He was a member of Huerfano Community Bible Church, Walsenburg. Survived by: his wife; three daughters, Connie (Paul) Young of Lebanon, Mo., Sandy (Jim) Law of Cedar Falls and Peggy (Ted) Peters of Alpine, Texas; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Gordon of Iowa Falls and James of Lebanon. Preceded in death by: two brothers, Stanley and Robert; an infant son, Daniel; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Olson. Memorial services: will take place at a later date in Walsenburg and Cedar Falls. Memorials: may be directed to Huerfano Community Bible Church, Walsenburg.

Radabaugh, James E.
James E. "Speedball" Radabaugh - Repository - January 1, 2005 - James E. "Speedball" Radabaugh, age 76 of Carrollton, Ohio passed away Thursday December 30, 2004 in the Aultman Hospital. Born in Masontown, West Virginia, January 31, 1928, he was the son of the late Cecil F. and Verna F. (Harned) Radabaugh. A member of the Teamsters Local Union #92, and was a retired employee of O.D. Hoke & Son Contractors, where he had worked for over 30 years. Survivors include his wife, Marie (Campbell) Radabaugh of the home, to whom he had been married for 28 years on Thursday December 30, 2004; three daughters and sons - in - law, Laverna Jane and Jay Dickinson of Paris, OH., Loretta J. Radabaugh of Trinidad, CO., Wilda Y. and Joe Gregel of Massillon, OH; two sons and daughter-in-law, Willis E. Radabaugh of Canton and Wade A. and Carmen S. Radabaugh of Beach City, OH; and the mother of his children, Mary Jean Radabaugh of Canton; his stepdaughter and her husband, Bette and Randy Crowl of Malvern, OH; two brothers and sisters-in-law, W. Donald and Leta Crane of Albright, WV and Garel Fay and Marguerite Radabaugh of Canton; there are nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Rev. Dennis K. McDonald officiating. Burial will be in the Bethlehem Cemetery in Malvern. Calling hours at the funeral home on Sunday evening 6-9 p.m. and one hour before services on Monday from 10-11 a.m.

Radacy, Rick Allen
Rick Allen Radacy - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2010 - Rick Allen Radacy, 44, passed away Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010. Rick was born in Pueblo, Colo., on June 15, 1966, the son of Jerome Allen and Sharon Ruth (Givan) Radacy. Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12 in The Gateway Historic Community Chapel, 110 Santa Fe Drive in Florence. Services handled through Charles Anthony Funeral Home.

Radakovich, Arloa
Arloa L. Radakovich - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2012 - Arloa L. Radakovich, born Feb. 1, 1925, passed away Dec. 27, 2012. Arloa was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Norma Akin; brother, Lyman Akin; sisters, Joanne Naimy and Ila Avanell; and granddaughter, Jennifer Casey. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Nick Radakovich; children, Deborah A. Barnett of Pueblo, Lavonna and Tim Casey of Santa Rosa, Calif.; grandchildren, Kandace (Rob) Barnett of Denver, Colo., Rachel Casey, Elizabeth Casey both of Santa Rosa, Calif.; many nieces, nephews and special friends. Arloa worked for Mountain Bell and CF&I Steel Corp., as a PBX telephone operator for 32 years. She loved her animals and writing poetry for her grandchildren, who she adored. Thank you to Dr. Michael Rendler and the Prescription Shop for their part in my wife' s life. The highest tribute I can pay to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice is their loveable, caring and concerned nurse, Lori Winner. No other words can express her help in caring for my wife and two daughters' mother. At Arloa' s request, cremation with no viewing. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Radakovich, Dan
Dan Radakovich - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2011 - Dan Radakovich, 86, passed into eternal life with his God on Feb. 10, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Stella; children, Danny Jay (Lisa) and Dorothy (Chuck Valentish); grandchildren, Nickolas, Carolyn, Kathryn Radakovich and Morgan, Rory Valentish; sister, Violet Capritta; brother-in-law, Harold Pryor; and numerous nephews and nieces. Dan was preceded in death by his parents, Nick and Angela Radakovich; in-laws, Dan and Milia Rapaich; siblings, Mike Riddock, Mildred Gentry, Daisy Pryor, Irene Jamnik; brother-in-law, Eli (Joan) Rapaich; and his favorite aunt, Mary Rusovick. Dan' s parents both immigrated to the United States from Yugoslavia. They settled in Pueblo, where Nick found work at the CF&I steel mill. They raised their family in the Bessemer neighborhood, which teemed with like-immigrant families searching for, and earning, a better life in America. Dan was part of Tom Brokaw' s "Greatest Generation" and, like many young men of his age, served his country in WWII with quiet pride. Dan' s physical wounds were plain for all to see, but he never talked of personal sacrifice' ”only of his pride in defending freedom. It was not until the year 2000, that he talked of his involvement in the Normandy invasion, for which he received the Liberty Medal awarded by the grateful people of France as that country' s recognition of ' the D-Day freedom fighters' courage, sacrifice and commitment to rid the world of tyranny and hatred.'  After the war, Dan ultimately became employed at the Pueblo Army Depot, where he worked on several missile systems, including Hawk, Nike and Pershing. Dan and Stella started raising their family in the same Bessemer neighborhood where Dan was born but then moved to the St. Charles Mesa where they worked from a ' how-to'  book and built their home. Dan also loved to garden, and he and Stella had a huge garden each year, supplying fresh produce to family and friends as a labor of love. Dan was an avid bowler, and earned several trips to the state bowling tournament. Most recently, he and former Depot coworkers formed a breakfast group known as ROMEO (Retired Old Men Eating Out) which met once a week. Above all, Dan will be remembered always as putting the needs of his family first, and with Stella by his side, working tirelessly to guide their children and grandchildren in understanding their blessings in life, the importance of family and the incredible opportunities and responsibilities we have as citizens of the United States of America. Viewing, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, George McCarthy Historic Chapel with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Radakovich, Jennie
Jennie Radakovich - Pueblo Indicator - August 25, 1934 - Mrs. Jennie Radakovich of 1812 E. Abriendo avenue, died August 21st, leaving 11 children.

Radley, Richard Lamore
Richard Lamore Radley - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 2010 - Richard Lamore Radley, April 16, 1934, to June 15, 2010. Son of the late Walter LeRoy Radley and his wife, Sarah Anderson Radley. He attended Centennial High School, Pueblo, Colo., and graduated with advanced degrees from Western State College and Colorado College. Richard was a teacher and elementary school principal in Pueblo and Canon City, Colo., ending his educational career in the position of assistant to the superintendent of schools in Pueblo. His professional and civic memberships included NEA, CEA, United Methodist Church, Salvation Army Board of Directors, West Park Volunteer Fire Department volunteer and later president of the West Park Board of Directors, AQHA, Pueblo Zoological Society, Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Medicine Horse Program, Botanic Gardens, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. Richard' s survivors include his beloved wife, JoAnn Wilhelm Radley; son, Stephen Carl Radley (Jacqueline Marie) of Parker, Colo., and Lisa Louise Kassel (Chris Eugene Kassel) of Broomfield, Colo.; and grandchildren, Trevor Richard Radley, Sarah Jeanette Kassel and Anna Christine Kassel. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. today, June 18, Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 9998 Grant St., Thornton, CO 80229. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Northglenn United Methodist Church, 1605 W. 106th Ave., Northglenn, CO 80234. Private interment for family only will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery at a later date. Memorials to the Richard Radley Education Scholarship Fund, Northglenn United Methodist Church.

Radloff, Terrel
Terrel ' Ted'  Radloff - Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 2011 - Terrel ' Ted'  Radloff, born July 31, 1954, and passed away on May 15, 2011. Survived by ' Ma,'  Delores Hooper; sister, Tammy (Dennis) Stueve; brother, Gary (Cathy); children, Amanda (Zack), Josh (Tish); and grandchildren, Dominic, Elijah, Joziah, Davian and Kyleigh. Remembrance lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22, Knights of Columbus Hall, 1200 Acero Ave. Casual dress. Davis Mortuary - May 2011 - Terrel "Ted" Radloff born July 31, 1954 and passed away on May 15, 2011. Survived by his mother who he affectionately called "Ma", Delores Hooper; his sister. Tammy (Dennis) Stueve; his brother, Gary (Cathy)Radloff; his children, Amanda (Zack), Josh (Tish) as well as his grandchildren Dominic, Elijah, Joziah, Davian & Kyleigh. Cremation has taken place. A Remembrance luncheon will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2011 from 11:30AM TO 3P.M.. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1200 Acero Ave., Please wear Casual Dress.

Radok, Frank
Frank Radok - Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald - June 25, 2007 - Robert Radok 81, died June 21, 2007, in Canon City. He was born June 26, 1925, in Walsenburg, to Frank and Rosie Radok. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in France. Mr. Radok married Agnes Wood Smith on Dec. 5, 1970, in Canon City. He was a brick mason by trade, active in a 4-wheel drive club, camping and traveling and collecting a variety of items, many from wintering in Arizona. He later became active in an old car club, where he displayed his fathers restored 1937 terra-plane and later a 1959 Pontiac. Mr. Radok is survived by his wife, Agnes; daughter, Linda (Bruce) Johnson; grandsons, Reggie and Riley Johnson, all of Felch, Mich.; one niece and five nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Frank Radok and Edward Radok; and a sister, Rose Sardello. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m., prior to the funeral service at 2 p.m., Monday, June 25, 2007, at the Holt Chapel of the Garden in Canon City. Private burial will be in Imperial Gardens in Pueblo. Arrangements were handled by Holt Family Funeral Home.

Radtke, Loren Winston
Loren Winston "Oliver" Radtke - Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan - September 14, 2007 - Funeral services for Loren Winston "Oliver" Radtke, 92, of Walsenburg, Colo., will be 9 a.m. Saturday at the Goglin Funeral Chapel, Scotland. Inurnment will follow in the Rosehill Cemetery, Scotland. Oliver died Aug. 31, 2007, at the Colorado State Veteran's Nursing Home, Walsenburg.

Rael, Albert R.
Albert R. "Coyote" Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2009 - Albert R. "Coyote" Rael, 68, of Avondale, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 9, 2009 with his family surrounding his bedside. Preceded in death by his parents, Eulogio and Emelia Rael; brother, Orlando; sisters, Roseanna Maestas and Helen Rael; and great granddaughters, AdriAnna and Atiana Rael. Survived by his children, Raymond (Patti) Rael, Lorrie (James Lucero) Trujillo, Elouise (Robert) Eveatt and Juanita Rael; 15 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; siblings, Rachel (Valoy) Gallegos, Lucy Doose, Phyllis (Arnold) Gallegos and Abel (Virginia) Rael; and numerous nephews, nieces, godchildren, other relatives and friends. Albert was a very devoted father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother. He enjoyed hunting, the outdoors as well as all sports but mostly the Broncos. He loved to make his menudo for all to enjoy. He was a descendant of the Pioneer Charles Autobee family and an active member of the Autobee club. Special thanks to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Viewing 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at the Romero Courtesy Hall following viewing. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Thursday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Avondale. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery.

Rael, Anthony
Anthony ' Tony'  Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2011 - Anthony ' Tony'  Rael, born June 28, 1943. Died on July 4, 2011, in Edmunds, Wash. Tony is survived by his wife, Beverly; children, Michelle and Mingo of Edmonds, Wash.; twin brother, Tobey of Pueblo. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Sacred Heart Church in Avondale, Colo.

Rael, Candido
Candido ' Candy'  Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2010 - Candido ' Candy'  Rael, 87, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 22, 2010. He was preceded in death by his wife, Josie Rael; and sister, Didia Aragon. Candy is survived by his loving wife of 16 years, Minnie Garcia; son, Leandro Rael; brothers, Guiermo (Alice) and Filadelfio (Theresa) Rael; stepchildren, George Lopez, Jerry (Linda) Garcia, Linda (Carlos) Sandoval and Frances Garcia; seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. Candy enjoyed singing, hunting and had a great sense of humor. Candy loved the Lord and was a proud member of Praise Assembly of God. The family would like to extend its deepest appreciation to Dr. Rendler and the staff of Parkview Medical Center. Viewing, noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, followed by funeral service at 3 p.m., both at Romero Chapel, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Friends and family will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Interment, 11 a.m. Friday, Fort Lyons National Cemetery.

Rael, Charles Christopher
Charles Christopher Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2013 - Charles Christopher Rael, 50, U.S. Navy retired Chief Petty Officer (E7), passed into eternal life Wed. Jan. 23, 2013, in Pueblo. Born Oct. 29, 1962, in Pueblo, to Martha and Seferino Rael Jr. Survived by his parents; sisters, Sylvia Rael and Anita Rael McGann; brother-in-law, Daniel John McGann; niece, Maria McGann; and nephew, Grant McGann. He will be dearly missed by his many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who were very special to him. He served 22 years, five months, 21 days from Feb. 9, 1987, to July 31, 2009. Missions included Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Deep Freeze. Awards included Meritorious Service medal (OLC2), Navy Marine Corps Achievement medal (OLC5), Combat Action ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation (OLC2), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy ' E'  Ribbon, Good Conduct medal (OLC6), Fleet Marine Fort Service (OLC2), National Defense service medal (OLC2), Antarctica service medal, Southwest Asia service medal, Sea Service Deployment ribbon (OLC3), Navy Marine Corps Overseas service ribbon, Kuwait Liberation medal (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation medal (Kuwait), Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary medal, and Global War on Terrorism service medal. Served on the USS Carl Vinson and USS Rushmore. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 414 W. 11th St.

Rael, Cruz
Cruz Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 1995 - Cultural Heritage Center will fete pioneer women - Saul Yurivilca Jr. plays with two string puppets that he bought at the 1994 state fair. The Colorado State Fair's Cultural Heritage Center will pay tribute to pioneer women who played significant roles in the history of Colorado beginning in the 1800s. The theme of this year's exhibits will be "Women of Strength and Weakness: Molders of Colorado." "We want to focus on pioneer women who really made a difference in the early days of the state," said exhibit coordinator Clara Berry. "We plan to have a variety of exhibits on strong ladies in Colorado's history from throughout the state, not just the Pueblo area." Some of the women who will be featured include: the "unsinkable" Molly Brown, Luna Jordan Thatcher, Lily Webster, Eliza Boone, and Cruz Rael, to name a few. Cruz Rael, a Pueblo resident for 96 years, moved to Pueblo County from New Mexico in 1821 following her marriage to Joe Rael. The couple settled amidst Indians in Six-Mile, a community said to have been settled by the original residents of Pueblo County. Born in 1803, Mrs. Rael lived through the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War and saw the beginning of World War I. When "hordes" of people began moving to the Pueblo area after the Civil War, the couple moved to Avondale in 1880. Her husband died that same year. Mrs. Rael stayed in Avondale with her four sons until her death on Sept. 22, 1917. She was 114 years old. The Raels were said to be "widely known" in the county and were considered to be the leading farmers in the community. Mrs. Rael's obituary states, "Altho (sic) very old, she was a remarkable woman, and until the past few years, was extremely active . . . She was highly respected among the citizens of Avondale." Exhibit organizers also promise artifacts, a display of an "old-fashioned" kitchen and literature, among other historical items. Mrs. Berry credited several museums throughout the state for contributing items for the exhibit. The Cultural Heritage Center, located next to the Creative Arts Building, will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. throughout the fair.

Rael, Daniel R.
Master Sgt. Daniel R. Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 2012 - Master Sgt. Daniel R. Rael, June 10, 1929, to March 12, 2012. Affectionately known as Dano, Grandpa and Uncle Danny, he passed away on March 12, 2012, at the Joni Fair Hospice House. He valiantly battled cancer. Daniel was born in Pueblo, Colo., graduated from Central High School and Pueblo Junior College (PCC). He served in the Colorado National Guard (U.S. Army) for 30 years, and earned the rank of master sergeant (E8). He served with others in the first Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm). He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years as well, from which he retired. Daniel is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Angelina; his son, John R. Rael, Pueblo; daughters, Joan D. Hall (Chris Ortiz) Pueblo; and Lori A. (Stephen) Pratt of Aurora; special niece, Priscilla (Tim) Lafebre; and grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Ralph J. and Josephine A. Rael; grandmother, Grace A. Rael; son, Anthony Rael; grandson, Michael D. Rael; granddaughter, Tara L. Ortiz; and daughter-in-law, Nancy E. Rael. Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, March 15, 2012, at St. Joseph Church, 1145 Aspen Road, Pueblo, with reception following at the parish hall.

Rael, Eloy A.
Eloy A. ' Lucky'  Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - September 1, 2011 - Eloy A. ' Lucky'  Rael, 95, passed away Aug. 30, 2011. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Josie in 1996; siblings, Georgina, Delordez, Martha, Julia, Sam, Alfred and Henry. Survived by his son, Tom (Cassandra) Valdez; grandchildren, Michael (Kolene) Valdez, Selene (Patrick) Oehmke, Shaun Valdez, Roseanne (George) Ayala; great-grandchildren, Michael Jr. (Danielle), Peter, Nathan, Nalene, Marc, Brianna; brother-in-law, Ernie Garcia; and numerous nieces, nephews and godchildren. Eloy was a member of the Autobee Club in Avondale, Colo., and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Avondale. Viewing, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by the funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Avondale, Colo. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.

Rael, Geralynn
Geralynn Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - December 6, 2012 - Geralynn Rael. Born May 11, 1964, departed on Oct. 9, 2012. Survived by parents, Gerald and Viola Rael; brother, David Rael; son, Abe Rael; daughter-in-law, Michelle Rael; and granddaughter, Serena. Service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Pueblo Christian Activity Center, 2039 Alma Ave., Pueblo, Colo.

Rael, Geralynn Louise
Geralynn Louise Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 2012 - Geralynn Louise Rael, 48. Service to be announced at a later date.

Rael, Leo Anthony
Leo Anthony Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - September 8, 2010 - Leo Anthony Rael, 54, of Pueblo, Colo. Our Lord and the angels called our beloved son and brother to his heavenly home. Leo was born on July 13, 1956, in Pueblo, Colo. He departed on his journey to heaven Sept. 4, 2010. Preceded in death by his grandparents; and other relatives. Leo is survived by his children, Michael and Ashley Gutierrez; parents, Jose Solomon and Rosalee Rael; his sister, Emily (Michael) Vencius; brothers, Joe (Monica) Rael and Fred (Pauletta) Rael; special niece, Michelle (Floyd) and Jetta Rose; good friends, Richard (Valerie) Cordova; and several nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. today, with rosary to follow at 6 p.m., Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Leander Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Rael, Nancy Elaine
Nancy Elaine Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 2011 - Nancy Elaine Rael, 57, passed away unexpectedly on June 30, 2011, in Denver, Colo. She was born Sept. 14, 1953, to Phyllis Speek-Hemsath and William Kidd Sr. She graduated from South High School in 1971, and the University of Southern Colorado in 1979. Nancy married John R. Rael in November 1978, and together had two wonderful children, Michael David John Rael and Nichole Antoinette Rael. Preceded in death by her parents; grandparents, Phillip and Mary Speek; and son, Michael David John Rael. Survived by her husband, John R. Rael; daughter, Nichole A. Rael; grandson, Gabriel J. Iacabone; father- and mother-in-law, Daniel and Angelina Rael of Pueblo; aunt, Beverly Mills of Westminster; cousin, Kimberly (James) Camerlo of Broomfield; sister, Susan (Gary) Steinberger of Colorado Springs; brother, William E. Kidd Jr. of Pueblo; cousins, Tim Mills, Phillip, Floyd and David Youngblood, Patrick Ashby; other cousins, nieces and nephews. She retired from Pueblo County Department of Social Services in 2008, where she worked as a computer programmer/analyst. Nancy enjoyed being with friends and family, especially during the holidays. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and crafts, especially making items as gifts for family newborns and children. No viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, July 15, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Rael, Natasha Nicole
Natasha Nicole Garcia Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2011 - Natasha Nicole Garcia Rael, 25, of San Luis, passed away on May 9, 2011. She was born on Feb. 3, 1986, to Floyd Garcia and Dina Saucedo. She was married to Luke Rael. Natasha was a beautiful, young, vibrant, hard-working, loving, amazing mother. Her young son, Luke, was her whole world! She was a very loving and caring wife and was married to her best friend. She loved her job at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs in the Neo-Natal ICU. Everyone who knew her loved her. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Floyd Garcia, Odosio Rael, Luis Saucedo; her godparents, Gilbert and Tomasita Gallegos; one nephew, David Rivera. Natasha is survived by her husband, Luke; her son, Luke Floyd, age 3; her father, Floyd Garcia; her mother, Dina Saucedo; her mother-in-law, Leola Rael; two sisters, Martinique Saucedo, Kathryn Garcia; one brother, Brandon Garcia; four grandmothers, Ruth Garcia, Phyllis Rivera, Irma Saucedo, Carmel Rael; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, May 14, 2011, at the Sangre de Cristo Parish in San Luis. A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at Family Worship Center in Pueblo, Colo. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: San Luis Valley Federal Bank Trust Fund - Luke Floyd Rael, Acct.: 9416, 401 Edison Ave., Alamosa, CO 81101. The family is asking for prayers for baby Luke, who will be having surgery at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs following the burial today.

Rael, Ruben A. Jr.
Ruben A. Rael Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 2011 - Ruben A. Rael Jr., 43, passed away July 24, 2011. Cremation with a memorial service to be held in Denver. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Rael, Ruben Amos
Ruben Amos Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 2011 - Ruben Amos Rael - January 15, 1937 - September 23, 2011- Ruben Amos Rael, 74, passed away Sept. 23, 2011. He is predeceased by his son, Ruben Rael, Jr. Survived by his brothers, Steven S. Rael of Pueblo and Tito (Ellen) Rael of Denver; grandchildren, Vincent and Delilah Rael. Ruben served in the US Navy during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion. Memorial Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Friday, Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church in Pueblo. Interment at Fort Logan National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. Monday Oct. 3, 2011.

Rael, Teresa
Teresa ' Cathy'  Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - August 1, 2012 - Teresa ' Cathy'  Rael went to be with her Heavenly Father, who was and is the love of her life. She will be reunited with her mother, Louise Ortiz; father, Joe Ortiz; her beloved children, Bart G. Rael and Luretia K. Rael Lucero. Left behind to celebrate her new life, her lifetime friend and partner, Luis Rael; daughter, Chantel (Eric) Trujillo; grandsons, Bart A. Rael and Gabriel Z. Rael; granddaughters, Javonna, Jasmine and Patricia; and numerous brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and friends who loved her dearly. Memorial service, 1 p.m. today, Praise Assembly of God. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Rafferty, Barney
Barney Rafferty - Rocky Mountain News - June 3, 1894 - The Death List - Four More Bodies Found in the Pueblo Flooded District - Pueblo, Colo., June 2 - Four bodies are now in the hands of the coroner, having been found since Wednesday' s flood. The dead thus far discovered are: Barney Rafferty, 60 years old, laborer, single; Joseph Scorafa, 20 years old, single, laborer; John Coama, 35 years old, single, a stranger, occupation unknown; Mrs. Caroline Izar, 60 years old. Coama' s body was found at 9 o' clock this morning, standing bolt upright in a house in the flat back of Lannon' s foundry on Santa Fe avenue, near the river. He had been in the city but a few days, and as he was fully dressed it is supposed that he took refuge in the house and escape was cut off by ten feet of water. Mrs. Izar' s body was discovered at 3:30 this afternoon in her house at 114 North Mechanic Street, in the flat east of the city hall, where the water was eight feet deep. She had apparently gone to bed, for she was clad only in her night dress. When she awoke escape was impossible. She and her husband, John Izar, a shoemaker, have been living apart and she was alone in the house, which was not known to be occupied and was not approached by any of the numerous rescuing parties. As time goes on grave fears are entertained that the list of fatalities will be increased, and diligent search is being made in the locality where the bodies were found today, that being believed the most likely district of the occurrence of drowning. Something of a sensation was created today when the post mortem was made on the body of Rafferty, the first found, who was supposed to have met death in the swollen waters of the Bessemer ditch. The back of his head was broken and as he had just received a sum of money foul play was thought possible. His lungs contained no water, so that the suspicions are confirmed. His money and valuables, however, he had left at his boarding place and they were recovered.

Ragan, Billie
Billie ' Keith'  Ragan - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2013 - Billie ' Keith'  Ragan, 75, of Colorado City, Colo., went peacefully to meet our Lord on March 18, 2013, in Pueblo, Colo. A former resident of Payson, Ill., he was born July 28, 1937, in Concord, Ill. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Ruth Ragan; brother, Lyle Ragan; and sister, Juanita (Ragan) Speckhart. Keith is survived by his wife of 41 years, Rita (Dixon) Ragan; children, Terri (Frank) Pryor, Ted (Mary) Ragan, Joe (Penny) Ragan, Jim (Kim) Ragan, Kris (Sofia) Ragan, Greg Ragan and Sherri (Chris) Flageolle; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Leland Ragan; four sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Keith was a loving husband, dad, grandpa and brother and he will be greatly missed. Burial service will be held in Quincy, Ill. Memorial service (pending) will take place in Rye, Colo. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Keith' s honor to the Rye/Colorado City Fire Department.

Ragulsky, David Lee
David Lee Ragulsky - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 2012 - David Lee Ragulsky, 70, of Pueblo, passed away on Jan. 27, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy. David is survived by his children, David Ragulsky Jr., Becky (Brian) Houser and Randy (Shirley) Miller; grandchildren, Jacob Anderson, Brandon Houser, Bryanna Houser, Brittni Houser, Veronica Peif and Daynia Lashaway; sister, Sandi Clementi; good friend and ex-wife, Marlies Burkepile; special friends, Sonny, Patty, Mark and Edna. Cremation has taken place. At his request, there will be no viewing or service.

Raigoza, John Evothio
John Evothio Raigoza - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2013 - John Evothio Raigoza, 87, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 19, 2013. Preceded in death by his two sons, J.J. and Bernardo Raigoza; and sister, Margaret. He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Theresa E. Raigoza; his four children; three stepchildren; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; his sister, Rachel Ogaz; and numerous nieces and nephews. At his request, there will not be a viewing. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following inurnment.

Raigoza, Johnny Jesus
Johnny Jesus ' J.J.'  Raigoza - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 1994 - ' JJ' Raigoza: A ' Giant of a Man' in Size, Humanity - "JJ" Raigoza was indeed a giant of a man. At 6 feet 2 inches tall and 320 pounds, he was physically imposing. But equally, he was a giant of a human being, in his enthusiasm, his compassion and his advocacy. "He was an advocate since the day he left the service," his older son, JJ II, said Friday. Johnny Jesus "JJ" Raigoza died Wednesday at age 49 following a two-month illness. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Francis Xavier Church followed by interment with full military honors at Imperial Gardens. "He was a tremendous advocate for all the youngsters," recalled John Tracey, chief judge of the 10th Judicial District where Raigoza had been a probation officer since the mid-1980s. "But at the same time, if they didn't respond, he would be the first one to come in and say it was time they received some serious consequences." Tracey recalled first meeting Raigoza when he applied for the Pueblo job after serving in Colorado Springs. "He just exuded a kind of enthusiasm for the job and you felt that here's a man who's got not only some enthusiasm, but will bring new ideas and invigorate whatever he undertakes." That's what Raigoza did in his probation job, taking "the toughest of the tough in terms of counseling needs," Tracey said. And that's what he did throughout his life, his wife, Arlene Raigoza said. The couple met when both were working in the War on Poverty. A Pueblo native and 1965 graduate of Central High School, Raigoza graduated from the University of Southern Colorado and served six years in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam and Guam. He became involved in everything, from neighborhood health care programs to the Colorado Advisory Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. He also worked as a guard in the forensics unit at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo, for the district attorney, and at Spanish Peaks Mental Health Center. He played a major role in the Latino Chamber of Commerce. "He was an asset to our organization," said Bonnie Martinez, Latino Chamber president. "He truly gave his time. He always had time for everybody and everything." Among dozens of accomplishments his proudest was his role in the development of the Bessemer Ditch Rehabilitation Bill, which was signed into law July 9, 1980, by then-president Jimmy Carter. Raigoza had discovered the widespread flooding of basements in the Bessemer Ditch area and worked tirelessly to see the bill passed, she said. The family enjoyed a vacation in Washington, D.C., this summer, a vacation they will treasure all the more now, she said. Recently, he had lost a good deal of weight, Mrs. Raigoza said. "He wanted to get in shape." And he formed his own business, AJ Connections, with an eye to a dream of developing a demographics data and editing business. "He discovered computers," she said. George Autobee, former Puebloan who operates a Center for Hispanic Studies in Denver, "kept telling him, you've got to get in computers." He did and made sure the children, and Mrs. Raigoza, became computer literate. "He had a keen mind; he was very sharp; he was never boring," she said. "To me he had charisma." Judge Tracey agreed. "I believe he was universally liked."

Rainey, Jovita L.
Jovita L. Rainey - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 2012 - Jovita L. Rainey, 79, passed away Sept. 22, 2012. Arrangements through Imperial Funeral Home.

Rains, Eddie
Eddie ' Giggs'  Rains - Pueblo Chieftain - January 24, 2013 - Eddie ' Giggs'  Rains, 77, passed away Jan. 22, 2013, in Clayton, N.M. Formerly of Pueblo, Colo.; he is survived by two brothers, Steve Rains and Sarafin Tafoya.

Rains, Frances M.
Frances M. Rains - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 2010 - Frances M. Rains, 81, passed away on March 20, 2010. She is survived by her husband, William of the family home; her daughter, Barbara (Steve) Farmer of Midlothian, Va., her son, David (Bonnie) Rains of Medina, Ohio; five grandchildren, Jennifer Lessmann and Joshua Farmer, Sara Rooks and Mathew Rains and Elizabeth Rains King; and six great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents; and son, Richard L. Rains. Born to Alfred L. and Edythe Wilson on June 9, 1928, in Stockton, Calif. Her parents returned to Colorado in 1930 and she grew up in Rye, where her parents built and operated the Wilson Hotel. She graduated from Rye High School in l946 and then attended the University of Denver and CSCE (now the University of Northern Colorado). In 1949, she married William Rains and work opportunities led them to live in many different states. Retirement brought them home to Pueblo. Frances thoroughly enjoyed playing bridge and belonged to several local clubs. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Pueblo. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 2010, First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th St., with the Rev. Suzanne D' Spain officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society through Montgomery & Steward.

Rains, Samuel Joseph
Samuel Joseph Rains - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2012 - Samuel Joseph Rains, 38, beloved husband, father, son and brother welcomed into the gates of heaven by his three beautiful sisters, Susie, Marian and Shirley. Survived by his wife of 18 years, Yvonne; children, Sam Jr., Antuan and Stormi; parents, Steve and Vicki Rains; parents-in-law, Debbie Brown and Rick Sanchez; brothers, Mike (Debi) Gutierrez, Willie (Yvonne Espinosa) Rains, Sidney (Betsy) Rains, Leonard (Cindy) Rains and George Gutierrez; sisters, Vickie (Victor) Vialpando, Karen (Randy) Montoya and Sharon Gutierrez; brother-in-law, Jesse (Chris) Vialpando; god-parents, Red and Bea Quintana and god-daughter, TyLynn Montoya. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Sam was a framer for many years with Bitt Built Homes. He enjoyed working on his cars and building bikes with his sons, but most of all, Samuel enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. "Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy." Viewing, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 and funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012; both at Roselawn Funeral Home. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Refreshments to follow at Praise Assembly Hall, 2000 Troy Ave.

Rains, Terry Cash
Terry Cash Rains - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 2011 - Terry Cash Rains passed away from a gunshot Monday evening, Aug. 29, 2011, in Penrose, Colo. Born in Clovis, N.M., April 17, 1960, on an Easter Sunday. Attended grade school in Salida, Colo., and high school in Florence, Colo. He was a big crane and heavy equipment operator and truck driver. He leaves behind his darling 6 1/2-year-old daughter, Carissa, of Pueblo; and brother, Guy; niece, Twyla and her husband, Steve McClung of Salida; and his parents, Betty and Dennis Rains of Walsenburg, Colo.; and many, many loving friends, cousins and uncles and aunts. Cremation has occurred and there is a celebration of life planned by some of his special friends, to be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 25, at the CSM shop in Silver Cliff, Colo. There is a college trust fund set up by friends at First National Bank in Pueblo, for Carissa, in lieu of flowers.

Rains, William A.
William A. Rains - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25. 2011 - William A. Rains, 84, passed away on Dec. 20, 2011. Survived by his daughter, Barbara (Steve) Farmer of Midlothian, Va.; son, David (Bonnie) Rains of Medina, Ohio; five grandchildren, Jennifer Lessmann and Joshua Farmer, Sara and Mathew Rains and Elizabeth Rains King; six great-grandchildren; and brother, Robert D. (Gail) Rains of Fort Collins. Predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Frances; and son, Richard L. Rains. Born to Agee F. and Elizabeth Rains on Nov. 6, 1927, in Los Angeles, Calif. His parents returned to Colorado in 1928 and he grew up in the San Luis Valley, graduating from La Jara High School in 1944. His parents moved to a farm just south of Rye in 1946. He received his bachelor's degree from CSCE (now the University of Northern Colorado) in 1949 and his master's in 1952. He taught for three years, but after receiving his MA he went to Dow Chemical as a chemist at Rocky Flats, Colo. He enjoyed 41 years of challenging research in several different segments of the chemical industry. He retired in 1993, and returned to Colorado, settling in Pueblo. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and Kiwanis Club of Pueblo. Service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th St. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers. Contributions may be made to American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.

Raio, Jerry F.
Jerry F. Raio - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2010 - Jerry F. Raio, 74, passed away Jan. 19, 2010. Preceded in death by his parents, Jerry and Anna Raio; and a sister, MaryAnn Schmidt. Survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Alicia; children, Christina (Mike) Lennon, Race (Sheri) Raio, Brian Raio, Terry Marck, Brenda (Albert) Marmolejo, Randy Marck and Brian (Becky) Marck; grandchildren, Drew Lennon, Kelsey, Abigail and Joely Raio, Jessica Hill, Casey and Brenton Marck, Lindsey Marmolejo, Ryan, Tiffani, David and Brianna Marck and Amanda Marck; brothers, Joe (Jeanne) Raio, Charles (Rose) Raio and Lou (Gloria) Raio; sisters, Ann Crawbuck, June Miszuk and Hope Soviero; four great-grandchildren and numerous nephews, nieces and other relatives. Jerry was born Oct. 16, 1935, in Huntington Station, N.Y. He enjoyed hunting, cooking, especially Italian cooking, and was extremely proud of his Italian heritage. Most of all, Jerry enjoyed spending time with his family. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, at Davis Mortuary, 128 Broadway. Service, 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, at Family Worship Center, 3800 Parker Blvd., with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Parkview Foundation in Jerry' s name.

Ramirez, Esther L.
Esther L. Ramirez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 2011 - Esther L. Ramirez, 86, passed away at home Nov. 13, 2011. She left to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 67 years, Pete Ramirez; children, Frank (Eleanor) Ramirez, Betty (Ernie) Pino and Bea McCleary; grandchildren, Melissa (Bryan) Lovato, Josue Ramirez, Ivy (Ray) Beville, Amos (Jolene) Pino, Lindsie (Kenan) Sandifer, Jordan (Brenda) McCleary, Jeremy (Andrea) McCleary, Levi (Alisha) Pino and Elise Pino; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Sophie Chavez, Elaine (Hugo) Alarcon and Jerry Lovato; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She was a faithful servant of Jehovah for 55 years. She will be missed by all. Private family interment. Memorial service, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Ramirez, Judy Ann
Judy Ann Ramirez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 2013 - Judy Ann Ramirez, 66, born Aug. 13, 1946. A lifetime Puebloan, she passed away April 9, 2013. Survived by her children, Jess Ramirez Jr., Edith Ramirez, Davine Ramirez and Jennifer Ramirez; siblings, David Chavez Jr., Martha Jaramillo and Rita Chavez. Preceded in death by her parents, David Chavez Sr., and Ventura Chavez; and her brothers, Phillip and Ralph Chavez. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. Family will receive friends at Zaragoza Hall following the service.

Ramirez, Louis A.F. Jr.
Louis A.F. Ramirez Jr. - Trinidad Times Independent - June 13, 2013 - Louis A.F. Ramirez Jr., Carpenter - Louis A.F. Ramirez Jr., 52, passed away peacefully at home after a lengthy illness on June 9, 2013. He was born in Trinidad, Dec. 2, 1960, the son of Valentina (Pena) and Louis Ramirez Sr. who both preceded him in death. He attended area schools graduating from Trinidad High School in 1979. Louis was employed for the railroad for a short time and then worked for APEX in Pueblo for eight years. He then moved to Colorado Springs where he worked in the Colorado Springs and Denver areas, in commercial construction, specializing in carpentry and tape and texturing. On Dec. 2, 1994, he was united in marriage to Tami Roscoe in Colorado Springs. In 2001, he became an employee of Peak Concrete in Colorado Springs, building commercial buildings and for 12 years worked at Ft. Carson in the commercial construction industry. Louie was a talented woodworker and liked to restore furniture and work on his own home. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid hunter. He also liked taking rides in the mountains especially traveling to Evergreen which was one of his favorite places. He liked listening to Rock and Roll music and caring for his dogs, Malo and Chino and his bird Sunny. Left to cherish his memory is wife Tami of home address, stepdaughter Christina (James) Pazen, Colorado Springs, grandson J.D. Pazen, sisters and brothers Laura (Jim) Evans, Virginia, Ramona (Lloyd) Huff and family, Las Vegas, Nev., George Rodriguez, Denver, Glen Carson, S.C., sister Sarah (JoJo) Martinez, Trinidad, nephews Gabe and Matthew Martinez and Goddaughter Lauren Martinez, brother-in-law Roger Roscoe Sr., Colorado' ˆSprings, nephew Roger Roscoe Jr., Colorado Springs, stepdaughters Brandi and Jeannie Gonzales, Trinidad and friends Diana (Sanchez) Hughes, Colorado Springs and the Cometto family. Scriptural service will be held Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at a.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Private inurnment will be at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Ramirez, Manuel Victor
Manuel Victor Ramirez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 2011 - Manuel Victor Ramirez, born Feb. 2, 1937, in Trinidad, Colo., and a longtime resident of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 7, 2011. He was an outstanding athlete during his high school years in Trinidad. He was preceded in death by his son, Ronald Mitchell Gill. Survived by his wife, Hope Ramirez; children, Sandra (Jim) Williams, Michael Kenneth McKim and Deborah (Al) Maisel, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Josh (Connie) Gill, Shannon (Buddy) Cody, both of Pueblo, Amanda (Patrick) Cody of Okinawa, Japan, Leonard Maisel, Kenneth McKim, Andrew (Leandra) Gill, Michelle Maisel, Kyle Gill, Ted Maisel and Jack Gill, all of Pueblo; great-grandchildren, John and Bella Cody and Jadence Maisel; cousins, Sarah (Joe Joe) Martinez, Trinidad, Louis (Tammy) Ramirez, Colorado Springs and Marie (Albert) Sandoval, Denver; and numerous in-laws. He was a member of Eagles No. 145 and was a longtime member of the PRCA, as well as the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, where a memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011. The family wishes to especially thank Sangre de Cristo Hospice for its loving care. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Ramirez, Marcia Innocensia
Marcia Innocensia Ramirez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 6, 2010 - Marcia Innocensia Ramirez, 84, of Pueblo went to be with the Lord on May 29, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Felipe DeJesus Ramirez; son, Robert Raymond Ramirez; daughter, Priscilla Ramirez; grandchildren, Annabellea Bedwell and Angel Noel Torres; sister, Mary Rachael Martinez; and brother, Raymundo Rojas Rodelo. Marcia is survived by her children, Samuel Felipe Ramirez, Margaret (Jose) Sais, Juanita (Mike) Crane, Eileen (Daniel Sr.) Aranda, Carolyn (Jim) Torres and Isabel (Gregory) Volpone; son-in-law, Joseph "Butch" Pacheco; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Dolores Rojas; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. Marcia will be remembered as a devoted mother and grandmother. She was a member of her beloved Parkhill Baptist Church. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, June 7, 2010, Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 8, 2010, Parkhill Baptist Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Ramirez, Margaret Lopez
Margaret Lopez Ramirez - Trinidad Times Independent - January 27, 2012 - Margaret Lopez Ramirez was born January 28, 1930 in Morley, Colorado. Went to be home with the Lord on January 24, 2012. Visitation, Tuesday, January 31, 2012 from 11am - 12pm, followed by a funeral service at 12pm. Both at Romero Funeral Chapel, Denver.

Ramirez, Robert E.
Robert E. Ramirez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2012 - Robert E. Ramirez, 39, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 21, 2012. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Sam and Mary A. Mares. Robert is survived by his children, Kayla Mestas, Joey Ramirez and Jesse Montoya; mother, Mary Ramirez; siblings, Theresa (Albert), David, Michelle (Mark) and Randy (Rica); girlfriend, Annjanette and her children; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Ramirez, Samuel Phillip Jr.
Samuel Phillip ' Sammy'  Ramirez Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 2010 - Samuel Phillip ' Sammy'  Ramirez Jr., 43, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 20, 2010. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lee B. and Frances J. Cruz and Felipe and Marcia Ramirez; father-in-law, Richard Johnson; stepson, Richard Johnson; and other family members. He is survived by his loving wife of 12 years, Joanne Ramirez; daughters, Chelsay (Raymond) Avila, Samuel (Whitney) Ramirez III, Jessica Ramirez and Jonissia Johnson; grandchildren, Julian Avila, Brooklyn Ramirez, Johnny Johnson, Justice Johnson and Giordan Thomas; parents, Sam Ramirez Sr. and Jen and Kenny Sanchez; mother-in-law, Vera Johnson; sisters, Shiela S. (Jess) Ramirez, Samantha (Chris) Gurule, Leora (Doniciano) Salazar and Jennifer Sanchez; mother of his children, Hope Patterson; special aunt, Eileen (Dan) Aranda; dogs, Jack and Sissy; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, extended family and friends. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, with rosary to follow at 6 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Ramos, Antonio Sr.
Antonio Ramos Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2012 - Antonio Ramos Sr., 92, of Pueblo, passed away on June 24, 2012, peacefully in his home with family. Preceded in death by his sons, David, Henry and Joseph Ramos; son-in- law, James Payen Sr.; and daughter-in-law, Eleanor Ramos. Survived by his loving wife of 74 years, Matilde Ramos; children, Victor (Eleanor) Ramos, Anita (Pete Valdez) Payen and Antonio (Lorraine) Ramos Jr.; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Dad was a loving and caring man who always put his family first. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Interment, Union Highland Cemetery, Florence, Colo. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Ramos, Pedro Q. (Rev.)
Rev. Pedro ' Pete'  Q. Ramos - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2010 - Rev. Pedro ' Pete'  Q. Ramos, 80, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 19, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Elisa Ramos; sister, Consuelo; grandson, Dr. Tim Bourdon; and great-granddaughter, Alexandria Bourdon. Pedro is survived by his children, Dave (Cindy) Ramos, Dr. Daniel Ramos, Lydia Ambriz and Debi Mosqueda; grandchildren, Jason, Alicia, Dallas, Lindsey, Lance, Shani, Lexi, Shyan, Colton and Scout; nine great-grandchildren; dear friend, Susan Aragon; and three sisters and two brothers from Mexico. The Rev. Ramos was pastor of El Aposento Alto Assemblies of God Church for the last 50 years. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Prayer service, 6 p.m. Wednesday; funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, both services at Pueblo Christian Center. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at the Pueblo Christian Activity Center, 2039 Alma following Thursday' s interment.

Ramos-Cordova, Rebecca A.
Rebecca A. Ramos-Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 2010 - Rebecca A. Ramos-Cordova, 49, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 26, 2010. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Helen Ramos and Ruben and Rebecca Atencio. Rebecca is survived by her loving husband, Dennis Dirkse; sons, Rickey (Daisy) and Nicholas; daughter, Toni; grandchildren, Alyssa, Audrianna, Zachariah and Jordan; parents, Richard and Connie Ramos; siblings, Richard, Vincent (Geraldine) and William; special friend, Liza; and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Rebecca will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister. She was a dedicated Christian who loved reading the Word. Her entire life was given to the Lord. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Family Worship Center, 3800 Parker Blvd., off of U.S. 50 and Pueblo Boulevard. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Rampa, Richard Sr.
Richard Rampa Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 2013 - Richard Rampa Sr., 86. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Praise Assembly of God. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at the church hall following interment. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Rampa, Viola
Viola Rampa - Pueblo Chieftain - February 3, 2013 - Viola Rampa, 89, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 30, 2013. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Pauline Party; parents, Juan de Jesus Alire and Ramona Brown; daughter-in-law, Patsy Rampa; two sisters; and a brother. Viola is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Richard Rampa Sr.; children, Richard Jr. and John (Peggy) Rampa; 10 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Praise Assembly of God Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at the church hall following interment.

Ramsey, Fred Jr.
Fred Ramsey Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 2011 - Fred Ramsey, Jr. 83, of Boone, CO, passed away April 15, 2011. Fred was born Dec 30, 1927 in Sturgeon Missouri to Fred Sr. and Urilla Ramsey, the third of seven children. In 1931 the family moved to Boone, CO. where he lived the remainder of his life. In 1987 he retired from the CF&I. Fred was an avid fisherman. Preceded in death by his parents; son in law, Richard Walby; and sister, Margret Meier. Survived by his wife, Velda, of 62 years; daughter, Pam Walby, of Pueblo; son, Fred (Mary) Ramsey, of Pueblo; grandchildren, Tamara (Mike) Loughrey, Misty (Toby) Bethel, Dan (Crystal) Ramsey, Mindy Borton, of Pueblo; brothers, Sam (JoAnn) Ramsey, Frank Ramsey, and Jim (Jackie) Ramsey; sisters, Virginia (Gus) Serracino, and Diana (Ted) Massey; brother in law, Bill Meier; 11 great grandchildren; also numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be 10:00 am, Wed., April 20, 2011 at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society PO Box 22718, Oklahoma, 73123-1718 or Sangre de Cristo Hospice 1207 Pueblo Blvd Way, Pueblo, CO, 81005.

Ramsey, Mary Jacqueline
Mary Jacqueline ' Jackie'  Ramsey - Pueblo Chieftain - June 4, 2012 - Mary Jacqueline ' Jackie'  Ramsey, 71, of Boone, went to be with the Lord on June 1, 2012, peace fully, with her family at her side. Born May 19, 1941, in Denver, to Wilbur Warren and Dorothy Mae Earhart. Soon after, she moved to Boone, where she attended Boone High School and met the love of her life, Jim Ramsey. They married Feb. 14, 1957. Jackie spent her life raising her family and helping Jim on their farm and ranch. She volunteered at Parkview Hospital for 27 years, worked in the District 70 administration office, as well as providing support to the Junior Achievement and Special Education programs. She also was an election judge for many years, and most recently was an elected official for the FSA. She was well known for her wonderful cooking, and enjoyed serving a large crowd. She collected arrowheads, depression glass and original artwork. She also enjoyed sewing and crafts. Survived by her husband of 55 years, Jim Ramsey; children, Taren (Roger) Rutledge and Neil (Julie) Ramsey; grandchildren, Ryan (Cassy) Rutledge, Tyler and Rachael Ramsey; great-grandson, Max Rutledge; siblings, Judy (Jack) Rockwell, Warren (Judy) Earhart, Susie Earhart, Mike (Sue) Earhart, Jeff (Joannie) Earhart, Kelly Earhart, Greg Earhart, Mandy (Mark) Mullin, Virginia (Gus) Serracino, Velda Ramsey, Sam (Joann) Ramsey, Frank (Phyllis) Ramsey, Dianna (Ted) Massey; many nieces, nephews, cousins and too many friends to count. Jackie was deeply devoted to her family and friends. She honored the uniqueness in everyone, always spoke words of encouragement, and always listened with care and compassion. She will be missed by many. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Ave., Pueblo.

Ramsey, Ronald D.
Ronald D. ' Ron'  Ramsey - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 2010 - Ronald D. ' Ron'  Ramsey, 70, passed away Nov. 7, 2010. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kimberly; and by his sister, Judy Weidlich. Survived by his wife, Patricia A. Ramsey; son, Rodney Ramsey; granddaughter, Hanna Ramsey; and sister, Bonnie (Jack) Swearingen. Ron was a retired electrician, and was a member of IBEW No. 12 for 50 years. He also was a member of BPOE No. 90 in Pueblo. Visitation, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by the funeral service, all at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Donations in Ron' s memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Ramsey, Tab
Tab Ramsey - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2013 - Tab Ramsey, 56, of La Junta, passed away Jan. 21, 2013, in Pueblo. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at the River of Life Church in Ordway. Memorial contributions to the Valley Cowboy Church in La Junta.

Randall, Albert A.
Albert A. Randall - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 1992 - Gravestones in Pueblo Yard Bear Hint of History, Mystery - Two tombstones in yard of house at Eighth and Greenwood may get double takes from passers-by, but don't mark graves. When John McBride takes his early morning walks Downtown, he's often impressed by the neighborhood detail he notices that he never sees from a car. None more so than the two grave markers behind the white frame house at Eighth and Greenwood in the heart of Pueblo. They stand side by side - a 4-foot-tall gray granite shaft and a foot-high tan sandstone square - almost obscured from sight by a bush. Whose headstones are they, he wondered. Where did they come from? Do they mark graves? The answers are both simple and impossible. Legends on both tell names and dates. The gray granite shaft was on the property when Duncan Henrikson bought the property several years ago from a Missouri man who had inherited it. The legend reads: C. R. Hedges; May 19, 1858; Feb. 4, 1903; Here lies a Woodman of the World. "It used to be sitting closer to the house, but I have no idea where it came from," Henrikson said. Neighborhood gossip suggests the actual grave is under the back porch of the house. No way, said Henrikson. There's a basement under the house. It is the small headstone that is heart-wrenching. And it is a treasure to the present occupant of the house, Nancy Ellen. She has owned the marker for a decade since she found it at one of the many antique and collectibles sales she attends. The tragedy is etched on three sides of the small tan headstone. Three children; three deaths in three months: Our Baby; Died Jan. 20, 1881; Age 7 Days. James Died; April 3, 1881; Age 8 Years. Albert A., son of A.C. and E.A. Randall; Died March 24, 1881; Age 6 Years. Historian Joanne Dodds said such markers were common in early days. "It was some contagious disease," she said. "You see it in the spring and in the winter. Winters were hard and strength was down." It's easy to understand why people were terrified of contagious diseases such as small pox, she said. "It wiped out families, especially children. Ms. Ellen has no idea where the children's gravestone originated. "I always supposed it was from somewhere around here, but I just don't know," she said.

Randall, Charles B.
Charles B. Randall - Rocky Mountain News - June 12, 1882 - An old timer in the person of Charles B. Randall died in East Pueblo at an early hour Saturday morning. Mr. Randall has resided on the St. Charles river for twenty years and was well known to a large circle of acquaintances throughout the state. He was formerly from Jackson county.

Randall, Infant
Infant Randall - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 1992 - Gravestones in Pueblo Yard Bear Hint of History, Mystery - Two tombstones in yard of house at Eighth and Greenwood may get double takes from passers-by, but don't mark graves. When John McBride takes his early morning walks Downtown, he's often impressed by the neighborhood detail he notices that he never sees from a car. None more so than the two grave markers behind the white frame house at Eighth and Greenwood in the heart of Pueblo. They stand side by side - a 4-foot-tall gray granite shaft and a foot-high tan sandstone square - almost obscured from sight by a bush. Whose headstones are they, he wondered. Where did they come from? Do they mark graves? The answers are both simple and impossible. Legends on both tell names and dates. The gray granite shaft was on the property when Duncan Henrikson bought the property several years ago from a Missouri man who had inherited it. The legend reads: C. R. Hedges; May 19, 1858; Feb. 4, 1903; Here lies a Woodman of the World. "It used to be sitting closer to the house, but I have no idea where it came from," Henrikson said. Neighborhood gossip suggests the actual grave is under the back porch of the house. No way, said Henrikson. There's a basement under the house. It is the small headstone that is heart-wrenching. And it is a treasure to the present occupant of the house, Nancy Ellen. She has owned the marker for a decade since she found it at one of the many antique and collectibles sales she attends. The tragedy is etched on three sides of the small tan headstone. Three children; three deaths in three months: Our Baby; Died Jan. 20, 1881; Age 7 Days. James Died; April 3, 1881; Age 8 Years. Albert A., son of A.C. and E.A. Randall; Died March 24, 1881; Age 6 Years. Historian Joanne Dodds said such markers were common in early days. "It was some contagious disease," she said. "You see it in the spring and in the winter. Winters were hard and strength was down." It's easy to understand why people were terrified of contagious diseases such as small pox, she said. "It wiped out families, especially children. Ms. Ellen has no idea where the children's gravestone originated. "I always supposed it was from somewhere around here, but I just don't know," she said.

Randall, James
James Randall - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 1992 - Gravestones in Pueblo Yard Bear Hint of History, Mystery - Two tombstones in yard of house at Eighth and Greenwood may get double takes from passers-by, but don't mark graves. When John McBride takes his early morning walks Downtown, he's often impressed by the neighborhood detail he notices that he never sees from a car. None more so than the two grave markers behind the white frame house at Eighth and Greenwood in the heart of Pueblo. They stand side by side - a 4-foot-tall gray granite shaft and a foot-high tan sandstone square - almost obscured from sight by a bush. Whose headstones are they, he wondered. Where did they come from? Do they mark graves? The answers are both simple and impossible. Legends on both tell names and dates. The gray granite shaft was on the property when Duncan Henrikson bought the property several years ago from a Missouri man who had inherited it. The legend reads: C. R. Hedges; May 19, 1858; Feb. 4, 1903; Here lies a Woodman of the World. "It used to be sitting closer to the house, but I have no idea where it came from," Henrikson said. Neighborhood gossip suggests the actual grave is under the back porch of the house. No way, said Henrikson. There's a basement under the house. It is the small headstone that is heart-wrenching. And it is a treasure to the present occupant of the house, Nancy Ellen. She has owned the marker for a decade since she found it at one of the many antique and collectibles sales she attends. The tragedy is etched on three sides of the small tan headstone. Three children; three deaths in three months: Our Baby; Died Jan. 20, 1881; Age 7 Days. James Died; April 3, 1881; Age 8 Years. Albert A., son of A.C. and E.A. Randall; Died March 24, 1881; Age 6 Years. Historian Joanne Dodds said such markers were common in early days. "It was some contagious disease," she said. "You see it in the spring and in the winter. Winters were hard and strength was down." It's easy to understand why people were terrified of contagious diseases such as small pox, she said. "It wiped out families, especially children. Ms. Ellen has no idea where the children's gravestone originated. "I always supposed it was from somewhere around here, but I just don't know," she said.

Randall, Mary Adeline
Mary Adeline Felici Randall - Amarillo Globe-News - January 13, 2009 - Mary Adeline Felici Randall, 84, of Amarillo, formerly of Albuquerque, N.M., died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery Albuquerque by French Mortuary of Albuquerque. Mary was born April 23, 1924, in Walsenburg, Colo., and was the firstborn daughter of Florendo Felici and Angelina Lanzi Felici, who emigrated from Bologna, Italy, in the early part of the 1900s. She died from complications of Alzheimer's. Her father was in the military during World War I and later became a coal miner and her mother, a homemaker. Mary lived in Colorado with her parents and two younger sisters until a tragic car accident claimed the life of her mother and youngest sister. While her father was recuperating in a hospital for a year, Mary and her younger sister went to live in Detroit with their uncle, Carl Felici, and wife Isabel until her father's recovery. She met and married the love of her life, Raymond Burton Randall Jr., in Walsenburg in 1942. Mary and Raymond met while working together at Bailey's Cleaners in Walsenburg. The couple had a son, Raymond Randall III, in Pueblo, Colo. The couple later moved to Albuquerque, where Raymond was from, and enjoyed fellowship with his seven brothers and sisters and their families. Raymond and Mary had a daughter, Verlene, a few years later. Raymond opened University Cleaners in 1948, and Mary worked alongside her husband for many years in the family business. After retirement, Mary and Raymond enjoyed building a family cabin in the beautiful Manzano Mountains that served as a refuge for family and friends and remains so today. Mary loved life, enjoyed gardening, dancing and above all, her relationships with family and friends. Mary was an outgoing, good-natured woman, who was loved and adored by many. Mary was a beautiful woman in form and spirit and remained so all her life. Mary moved to Amarillo in 2005, a couple years after the passing of her beloved Raymond. There she lived with her daughter, Verlene, and husband and grandson, enjoying life and the company of family and friends up until her passing. Those who knew her knew that in later years she always reminisced about never missing a high school dance. She was preceded in death by her parents, Florendo and Angelina Felici; a sister, Elsie Felici; and her husband, Raymond Burton Randall Jr. Survivors include her younger sister, Eleanor Lanzi O'Neil of West Branch, Mich.; a cousin, Carol Kelly of St. Clair Shores, Mich.; a son, Raymond Burton Randall III and wife Sherry Randall of Albuquerque; a daughter, Verlene Williams and husband Raleigh Williams of Amarillo; seven grandchildren, Alan Randall and wife Tami of Aztec, N.M., Arlan Randall and wife Debi of Albuquerque and Jimmy Sanders, Denise Rector, Shelly Snyder and husband Gary, Cindy Cruz and husband Johnny and Laurie Stockard and husband Dusty, all of Amarillo; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces. The family suggests memorials be to Alzheimer's Association, STAR Chapter, 415 W. Eighth Ave., Suite 300, Amarillo, TX 79101. Pallbearers are Arlan Randall, Alan Randall, Gary Snyder, Dusty Stockard, Raleigh Williams and Johnny Cruz. Honorary pallbearers are Pat O'Neil and Bruce O'Neil.

Randle, Ilene Lucille
Ilene Lucille Randle - Pueblo Chieftain - December 1, 2012 - Ilene Lucille Randle, 89, of La Junta, passed away in Pueblo on Nov. 27, 2012. She was born on Dec. 20, 1922, to Arthur and Florence (Downing) Davis in Bent County, Colo. She married H. Winfrey Randle on Dec. 18, 1941, in Tribune, Kan. Ilene attended several rural grade schools in the Wiley/Lamar area and graduated from Wiley High School in May 1940. She was a homemaker who raised her two children and cared for her husband but also found time to work outside the home in the service department of Montgomery Ward once her children matured. She is survived by her son, Allen (Joan) Randle of Henderson, Nev.; grandsons, Michael (Nona) Randois of Los Angeles, Calif., and Steven (Erika) Randle of San Francisco, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Toby and Jude Randois and Lena and Luke Randle; sister, Dorothy Pinkerton of Pueblo, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Brian W. Randle; and five siblings, Leah Cook, Gertrude Williams, Norma Lou Gruber, Frank Davis and Edgar Davis. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at Peacock Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ann Richards officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Peacock Memorial Chapel. Those wishing to do so, may make memorial donations to Casa del Sol, 1002 Casa del Sol Drive, La Junta, CO, 81050 direct or through the funeral home.

Randles, Bruno
Bruno Randles - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2012 - Another fatal crash in Pueblo County - 84-year-old man dies after running stop sign - An 84-year-old man was killed Sunday in a Tbone crash after he reportedly ran a stop sign in Pueblo West. The accident happened on the corner of Hahns Peak Avenue and Joe Martinez Boulevard in front of Pueblo West Fire Station No. 1. Pueblo County Coroner James Kramer identified the deceased man as Bruno Randles. The crash was reported at about 11:52 a.m. Pueblo County Sheriff' s Deputy Laurie Kilpatrick said Randles ran a stop sign while driving northbound on Hahns Peak in a Toyota Tercel. A Jeep Grand Cherokee traveling westbound on Joe Martinez Boulevard was unable to avoid the collision and struck the Toyota. Kilpatrick said witnesses of the accident notified the Pueblo West Fire Department, which immediately responded from inside the station located where the two roads intersect. Kilpatrick said the Pueblo West Fire Department attempted life-saving measures and Flight for Life was requested for the elderly Randles. ' The man succumbed to the injuries sustained in the accident and was pronounced deceased on scene,'  Kilpatrick said. The driver of the Jeep was a 61-year-old woman. There were two passengers in the vehicle, a 55-year-old woman and a 9-year-old girl. None of the occupants in the Jeep were identified. They were all taken to Parkview Medical Center for treatment. Their conditions were unknown Sunday. ' At this time we don' t believe that alcohol or speed were a factor and no charges are pending,'  Kilpatrick said. Pueblo West Fire Chief Brian Caserta had not received detailed information from the firefighters who responded to the scene Sunday and declined to comment on what they observed. Caserta said the intersection has been troublesome for traffic accidents. ' We' ve witnessed a lot of accidents and a lot of near misses at that intersection in front of the station,'  Caserta said. ' People run the stop sign a lot. Unfortunately, Sunday' s tragic accident didn' t come as much of a surprise.'  Caserta noted that the environment surrounding the intersection is not conducive to being particularly dangerous. Only one structure, a medical building on the southeast corner, is remotely close to the roadways and views in all directions are unobstructed. Stop signs on Hahns Peak control the traffic onto Joe Martinez. ' It' s a wide-open intersection. There' s nothing to block your view in any direction,'  Caserta said. ' It seems very odd that is a problem intersection. I wish I had some explanation. I just urge drivers to use more caution.' 

Randolph, Patricia
Patricia "Pat" Randolph - Pueblo Chieftain - July 7, 2009 - Patricia "Pat" Randolph, 91, born on July 9, 1918, in Pueblo, Colo., to the union of H.T. and Anna Sullivan, and went to be with the Lord on July 3, 2009. Preceded in death by her husband, Roy W. Randolph; and all her siblings. Survived by her children, Gerald Randolph and Charron (Paul) Schoenberger; grandchildren, Christianne (Ken) Volk, Kerry (Dennis) Prater, Patricia (Orza) Waterman, Kathy (Randy) Nickell, Jason (Michelle) Schoenberger and David (Sandy) Schoenberger; great-grandchildren, Holly (Chris) Martin, Sean Surniak, Westley Wisdom, Randolph Wisdom, Michelle (Andrew) Bischoff, Elizabeth Randolph, Amanda Waterman, Cody Waterman, Samantha Waterman, Lindsey Nickell, Marlo Nickell, Joseph Schoenberger, Joshua Schoenberger, Jacob Schoenberger, Cole Schoenberger and Macy Schoenberger. Also survived by nine great- great-grandchildren; special dog, Pico; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pat enjoyed golfing and bowling and will be sadly missed. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer' s Association. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2009, followed by a rosary service at 7 p.m., both at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, July 9, 2009, St. Pius Xavier Catholic Church, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Reception to be held at 957 Woodleaf Drive, Pueblo West, following burial.

Randolph, William Duane
William Duane Randolph - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 2012 - Bill passed June 7, 2012, with his family by his side. Born in Pueblo, Colo., on Nov. 3, 1934, where Bill raised a family and lived most of his life. He is survived by his three children and their spouses, Paula (Doug) McMartin, Susan Randolph and Bill (Sheryl) Randolph. He also is survived by his four grandchildren of whom he was so proud, Josh and Morgan McMartin, Evan and Zach Randolph; and their grandmother, his first wife, Genny Randolph. Bill was preceded in death by his father, Stan; mother, Thelma; brother, Don; and sister, Judy. Bill was an avid sportsman who enjoyed golfing and baseball. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2012, King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood Lane, Pueblo, Colo. As a proud Marine and veteran of the Korean War, Bill is being laid to rest in a private ceremony at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver. His family wants to recognize and thank the wonderful staff and friends at the Manor on Marston Lake and the staff at Pinnacle Hospice Care.

Ranes, Steve
Steve Ranes - Huerfano Journal - March 7, 2013 - Steve Ranes walked into the light on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife, Lynne, his children, Monica, Nanda, and Tawa, and his brother Chip. He was a loving son-in-law to Lillian and grandfather to Mary, Wade and Gavin. He cherished and loved them all beyond words. Steve was a true Renaissance man. He had the vision to see the artistic or functional potential in the tiniest piece of material, believing that every object was created for a purpose. His talents encompassed many artistic mediums: architecture, painting, sculpture, gardening, and music and he readily shared these with everyone he met. When viewing another' s artwork, Steve was a masterful interpreter of art, providing insightful and heartfelt feedback, helping the artist to understand the expansive qualities of their artistic gestures. Steve was compassionate, sharing, and a good friend. We were lucky to have had him.

Rangel, Denny Lee
Denny Lee Rangel - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2010 - Denny Lee Rangel 39, of Pueblo, formerly of La Junta died May 11, 2010. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Rangel, George S.
George S. Rangel - Pueblo Chieftain - January 5, 2012 - George S. Rangel, 43, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 29, 2011. He was preceded in death by his father, Benny; and brother, Denny. George is survived by his mother, Patricia; siblings, Jeanette (Robert), Arlene (Danny), Benny (Molly) and Misty (Jason); and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Rankin, Miles George
Miles George Rankin - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2011 - Miles George Rankin, 83, passed away Sept. 13, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Rankin; children, Kay and Bill Roberts, Gary and Kay Rankin, Debbie Rankin and Denise and Joseph Robles; and sister, Mattie Cotton; grandchildren, Janis (Scott), Bill (Chris), Eric (Lisa), Ryan (Dottie) and Brianne; great-grandchildren, Madison, Chloe and one on the way; and his beloved pets, "Paco" and "Kylie." Preceded in death by infant daughter, Marilyn; also parents; and siblings. Funeral service,10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. George has ' gone fishin'.' 

Ransome, Carl
Carl Ransome - Pueblo Chieftain - February 8, 2012 - Carl Ransome, 82, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Feb. 3, 2012. Survived by his children, Dr. Ronald D. (Kathy) Ransome of N. Brunswick, N.J., Patricia A. Ransome of Pueblo; and grandson, Vincent Ransome of Metuchen, N.J. Preceded in death by wife, Mae Ransome; parents, Cliff and Betty Ransome; and brothers, JD, Horace and Tom Ransome. Carl was born in South Carolina on April 21, 1929, and moved to Pueblo in Jan. of 1953, after serving four years in the U.S. Army. During his time in the Army, he received five medals and other awards. He was past Master of Pueblo Lodge #17, A.F. and A.M. He retired from the CF&I Steel Mill in 1977. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. The family requests the omission of food and flowers.

Ranson, Leona
Leona Nelson Ranson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 2013 - Leona Nelson Ranson, 84, Greeley, formerly of Pueblo, Jan. 13. Allnut Funeral Service, Greeley.

Ranson-Price, Shanda
Shanda Ranson-Price - Pueblo Chieftain - September 29, 2012 - Shanda Ranson-Price, born Nov. 15, 1963, in Pueblo, Colo.; passed away Sept. 25, 2012. Preceded in death by son, John J. Ranson; father, Robert Ranson; grandparents, Robert and Edna Ranson and Earl and Oneta Trantham. Survived by husband, Tom Price of Lamar; mother, Kay Salas of Pueblo; brother, Scott Ranson of Pueblo; son, Justin Ranson of Lamar, daughter, Melody Crowe of Lamar; grandchildren, Meranda Crowe, David Crowe, Bobby Crowe, Justin Ranson Jr. and Mario Kinnison, all of Lamar; stepmother, Mary Ranson and stepsister and special friend, Cecilia Berry, both of Santa Barbara, Calif.; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Cremation with burial in Lamar. Services pending.

Raschka, John
John Raschka - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2013 - John Raschka, 47, was born on Feb. 11, 1966, in Pueblo, and passed away April 18, 2013. Survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Brenda; children, Jesse Clark and Jayme (Ralph) Benabides; four grandchildren; mother, Mary Lou Raschka; father, Alex (Mona) Raschka Sr.; brother, Alex Raschka; aunt, Anna Lee Buneta; and cousin, Mark (Tina) Buneta and kids. John was an avid hunter, fisherman and loved taking his dog, Charlie, hunting. He was a dedicated worker for 24 years at Mission Foods. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Joe and Grace Cicero and Cylas Benabides. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2013, at Imperial Funeral Home. Reception to follow at Imperial Hall.

Rasmussen, Marva
Marva Rasmussen - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 2011 - Marva Rasmussen, 81, passed away March 16, 2011. Private burial.

Rasmussen, Stephanie
Stephanie Rasmussen - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2010 - Stephanie Rasmussen, Oct. 19, 1951, to Sept. 15, 2010. On Sept. 15, 2010, Stephanie Rasmussen peacefully joined our Heavenly Father surrounded by her family at home. She will be forever missed by all who were privileged to be a part of her life. Stephanie is survived by her life-long love, husband Randy; son, Sam (Marny); daughters, Jennifer (Rob) and Jaime (Ben); grandchildren, Chad, Emily, Zachary, Zane and Emma; sisters, Cindy and Tammy; and many loving nieces and nephews. Stephanie shared her life with her loving husband of 41 years, Randy Rasmussen. Together they traveled the world with the United States Marine Corps, raising their three children. The adventures they shared will be treasured forever.

Raso, Betty Lou
Betty Lou Raso - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2009 - Betty Lou Raso, 84, born Sept. 20, 1924; passed away Feb. 11, 2009. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Sollie Raso; children, Debbie Jack Lynch, Gary Wendy Raso, D'Anne Raso, Sollie Kay Raso; grandchildren, Lucas Raso, Brett Mohar, Bradley Mohar, Pat Lynch and Mike Lynch. Sollie and Betty moved to Pueblo in 1946. Betty Lou was a graduate of Denver North High School and Barnes Business College. She worked for Remington Arms during World War II. After raising her children, she worked in the activities office at Central High School for 20 years until her retirement. She served as a volunteer for the Assistance League of Pueblo and at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center. Betty Lou was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed cooking, country music, the New York Yankees, gambling and cards. An accomplished seamstress, she had a great sense of humor and loved dogs. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Reception to follow at 2 p.m. at La Renaissance, 217 E. Routt Ave. In lieu of flowers, those who choose, may make memorial contributions in Betty's name to the Pueblo Diversified Industries, a community organization serving people with special needs, 2828 Granada Blvd. Pueblo, CO 81005. Funeral arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Ratajczak, Amy
Amy Ratajczak - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 2012 - Amy Ratajczak, 38. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Ratkovich, Anna
Anna Ratkovich - Trinidad Times Independent - September 16, 2008 - Anna M. Ratkovich, 93, passed away at Sharmar Village in Pueblo on September 9, 2008. Anna was born Sept 8, 1915, in Rugby, to Nick and Mary (Sinkovich) Ratkovich. Anna was a lifetime member of St Anthony's Catholic Church of Aguilar. She was a telephone operator for Mountain Bell and retired after 41 years she was a member of the Telecom Pioneers. Anna was preceded in death by her parent, sisters and brothers-in-law Mary and Tony Ricattone, Rose Silva, Dominic DeCarolis, Margaret and Harold Mapes, Catherine and Tony Sebastinelli, brothers and sisters-in-law Nick and Lena Ratkovich Jr. and Frank Ratkovich. Anna will be sadly missed by her sister Elizabeth DeCarolis, Trinidad and brother and sister-in-law John and Evelyn Ratkovich, Lakewood, sister-in-law Irene Ratkovich, Depew, N.Y. Other survivors include her God daughters and nieces, Sharon (Kelly) Vecellio, Safford, Ariz., Bernadine (Greg) Geiger Pueblo, Kathy (Mike) Styes Phoenix, and Joyce Vigil (Bill Martinez) Pueblo. Also surviving are nieces Noreen Mapes. Donna (Doug) Gorski, Barbara (Gene) Pitingalo, Diana (Gino) Brown, Karen Draper, Mary Jane (Piff) Vigil, Pat Salbato, Bernadette (Wayne) Cappellucci. Nephews Bill (Teresa) Ricottone, Ronnie Ricottone and Harold Mapes Jr. Anna also had 8 great-nephews, 14 great-nieces, 23 great-great-nieces and nephews and numerous cousins. Pallbearers are nephews and great nephews Kelly Vecellio, Wayne Cappellucci, Greg Geiger, Chad Hickman. Clay Hall and Dustin Cappellucci. Visitation Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, at Mullare Murphy Funeral Home from 2-6 p.m. Rosary will be Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Mullare Murphy Funeral Home. Mass will be at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic with burial to follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Donations and memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association c/o Sharmar Village 1201 W Abriendo, Pueblo, CO 81004 or Frontier Hospice 503 N. Main St. Pueblo, CO 81003. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Ratliff, Elbert
Elbert Ratliff - Pueblo Chieftain - June 3, 2010 - Elbert Ratliff, 84, passed away May 31, 2010. Born in Bakersfield, Calif., on July 6, 1925. Elbert lived in California and Nevada during his youth, Portland, Ore. as an adult, then moved to Pueblo West, Colo. in 1996 after his retirement. His parents, Jesse and Thora Cole, and oldest son, Mark, precede him in death. Survived by his children, Sara Ratliff, Daniel (Sally) Ratliff; granddaughter, Rachael, Portland, Ore.; sister, Barbara (Howard) Bruner; nephew, Everett Bruner of Pueblo West; niece, Kimberly Johnson, Atlanta Ga. and numerous cousins. A family memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of gifts and flowers, donations may be made directly to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005. Under the direction of Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Ratliff, Shirley Ann
Shirley Ann Murphy Printz Ratliff - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2012 - Shirley Ann Murphy Printz Ratliff, 83, passed away Dec. 21, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Mary Murphy; husband, Charles A. Printz; brother, Lee Murphy, Jr.; sisters, Louise and Jean; in-laws, Earl and Ruby Printz; and brother-in-law, Earl Printz. Shirley is survived by her sons, Tim (Kathy) of Las Vegas, Nev., Tom (Jamie) of Pueblo, Todd (Eva Thaller), Denver; grandchildren, Trevor (Marcie) Printz of Palm Springs, Calif., Tommy (Brandy) Printz of Castle Rock, Jodi (Josh) Montano, Pueblo West, T.J. (Audra) Petty, Lakewood, Colo., Josh (Megan) Petty, Pueblo West; great-grandchildren, Alexis, Madison, Natalee and Haylie Printz, Kobi and Kylee Jo Montano; Kaitlin, Cameron, Tynan, Alie and William Petty; brother-in-law, Jerry Printz, Decatur, Ala.; sisters-in-law, Lois Printz, Yountville, Calif., and Donna (Buzz) Lanier, Oklahoma City, Okla.; and ex-husband, Howard Ratliff. Shirley attended St. Leander' s Grade School; graduated from Centennial High School, 1946; and married Charles A. Printz in 1947. Special thank you to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Independent Hearts Home Care. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to hospice through the funeral home. Memorial service, 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Arrangements, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Ratliff, William David
William David Ratliff - Yaksich-Long Funeral Home -November 2009 - William (Bill) David Ratliff, 66, of Raton, passed away Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, in Raton. He was born July, 15, 1943, in Raton, the son of Carson and Jean Tweedell Ratliff. Bill was an industrial engineer and owner and chef of the Icehouse Restaurant, a lifelong member of the NRA, a member of the Trinity Fellowship Church in Raton, a member of the Raton Rotary Club, a member of the Whitehead Foundation and was the chairman of the Lodger's Tax Advisory Board. He is survived by his wife Karen of the home; daughter Kimberly Blair Fly and husband John of Carpinteria, Calif., and children Thomas and Ryan; daughter Jennifer Ratliff Wiseman of Raton and children Dmitry, Irina, Alek, Dylan and Mason due February 2010; son Jay Ratliff and wife Lauren of Raton and children Jaylyn and Brady; son James Kent and wife Leilani of San Jacinto, Calif., and children Christopher and Codie; and one sister, Eula Jewett and husband Don of Glendale, Calif. Memorial services will be Saturday, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Rick Trice officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the William D. Ratliff Scholarship Fund at the International Bank of Raton. Arrangements and celebration of love for William (Bill) David Ratliff are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

Ratnour, Jodi Lynn
Jodi Lynn Ratnour - Daily Triplicate - December 25, 2007 - Jodi Lynn Ratnour passed away on Monday, Dec. 7 in Eureka with her family at her side. Jodi was born in Mountain View, on Aug. 25, 1964 to William and Frances Ratnour. She is survived by her mother and father, William and Frances Ratnour, son John Allender and significant other Jackie Hartley of Denver, Colo.; son Preston Bostwick of Omaha, Neb.; daughter Brianna Allender and fiancΓ© Nate Lane of Fort Collins, Colo.; brother William Ratnour and wife Susan Ratnour of Crescent City; brother Paul Burrows and significant other Leigh Wheeler of Trinidad, Colo.; sister Diana Bommelyn and brother-in-law William Bommelyn of Crescent City; grandmother Mitzi Ratnour of Crescent City; grandmother Lucille Smith of Brookings and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Rawlings, Beckie Gail
Beckie Gail Rawlings - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 2012 - Beckie Gail Rawlings. After a brave and inspirational struggle with cancer since 1987, Beckie Gail Rawlings fought her last battle on July 11, 2012. Beckie gained her wings shortly past noon in Pittsfield, Mass., with her family at her bedside; she was 58. Born on May 18, 1954, in San Antonio, Texas, Beckie later moved with her family to Albuquerque, N.M., where she attended Sandia High School while performing in the Continental Choir. Beckie later would study interior design and fashion merchandising at Bauder Fashion College. Post graduation, she further pursued her creative talents as an interior decorator with American Furniture in Albuquerque; while later she continued her career successes as a carpet and textile sales representative for both Milliken and Shaw industries. For those who knew her, there is little left to be said for a life that was absolutely lived to the fullest. Beckie dedicated her time as a loving wife and nurturing mother. She was a regular (and outspoken) presence at her sons' soccer and sporting events; remained in frequent touch with her extended family and friends; and spent her free time traveling, singing, shopping, antiquing, scuba diving, fly-fishing and boating. Beckie was, in every way, the definition of a loving, insatiable and resolute spirit. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother of four. Beckie is survived by her husband, Stephen Rawlings (Lt. Col. Ret.); her sons, Lance and Wesley Rawlings and their wives, Jennifer and Katie; her beautiful granddaughters, Breanna, Savannah, Keenan and Camille; sisters, Vickie Pyland and Kellie Tolson; brothers, Bernie and Norman Ely; and aunt and uncle, Bobby and Sid Foil. Beckie' s local relatives include Uncle Bob and Aunt Sandy Rawlings; and cousin, Jane Rawlings, who spent many summers with her in Beulah. At her family' s request, in lieu of flowers, please donate to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation. The funeral will take place at 11 a.m. on Aug. 4, 2012, at Wildwood Park in Little Rock, Ark.

Rawlings, Mary Sandy
Mary ' Sandy'  Rawlings - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2013 - Mary ' Sandy'  Rawlings, 88, passed away May 9, 2013. Survived by her husband, Robert H. ' Bob'  Rawlings; children, Jane Rawlings (Dave Dill) of Pueblo, John Graham (Jan) Rawlings of Coronado, Calif.; Callie (Ken) Temple of Durango; and Robert "Bob Jr." Hoag Rawlings Jr. (Amy Titus) of Brisbane, Calif.; grandchildren, Reagan Mann of Waverly Hall, Ga., Alexandra Rawlings of Coronado, Luke (Samantha) Temple of Tanzania, Beth (Adam) Beach of San Diego, Josephine Rawlings of Brisbane, Calif., Leisa (Greg) Hicks of Buffalo, Mo., Leslie Dill of Yukon, Okla. and Amy Dill of Colorado Springs; seven great-grandchildren; and a multitude of extended family. Sandy was born on Jan. 1, 1925, in Fort Morgan, Colo., to ranching and farming family Ralph and Ollie Graham. Sandy graduated from Colorado College and moved to Pueblo with Bob in 1947. She was a member of PEO, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Colonial Dames, Service League/Junior League and Wednesday Morning Book Club. She and Bob reared their family in Pueblo' s First Presbyterian Church. In later years, she volunteered at the Cooperative Care Center and Alter Guild for Ascension Episcopal Church. Her extended family will remember her fondly as the matriarch of the summer home in Beulah, which she always had fixed up and decorated for their summer visits. She followed TV sports and often said she would have loved to be a color commentator for the Denver Broncos. She knew all the players. Mrs. Rawlings was also vice president of the Robert Hoag Rawlings Foundation. She enjoyed all varieties of music and the arts and avidly watched national politics, but her favorite time was spent with her many, many dear friends who played a significant role in her life. A private interment will take place, followed by a memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Ascension Episcopal Church, 420 W. 18th St., with the Rev. Vaughan McTernan officiating. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Parkview Hospital and the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, and special thanks to Visiting Angels, Leigh, Linda and Helen. Those who desire may make memorials to Cooperative Care Center, Ascension Episcopal Church or Joni Fair Hospice House, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors.

Ray, Beverly Fay
Beverly Fay Ray - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 2012 - Beverly Fay Ray, 81, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 6, 2012. Survived by brothers, Sam and David Stephenson; sons, John (Berta) Ray, Danny Ray (Joan) and Dennis Ray; grandchildren, John, Ray III, Shanna (Art) Nunez, Sean (Cristy) Thompson, Tommy (Lori) Collins, Daniel Collins, Robert (Heather) Ray, J.J. (Matilda) Cozzeto, Stephanie Hacke, John Hacke Jr. and Kyle Ray; numerous great-grandchildren; and best friend, Jill. She will be sadly missed. A private family service was held.

Ray, Donna
Donna Coburn Ray - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2013 - Donna Coburn Ray, a resident of Canon City since 1995, was born to Allen Hackney and Helen L. Coburn on Sept. 14, 1933, in Raton, N.M. Donna loved her Lord and joyfully served Him and has gone to join Him on March 16, 2013. Donna was raised in and attended schools in La Junta, Colo. Mrs. Ray was an active member of the Evangelical Free Church of Canon City and was involved in church activities for many years. She was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels for 30 years, a Life Member of the Disabled Veterans Auxiliary Unit 32, and a member of the Golden Age Center. Mrs. Ray is survived by her children, Valerie Dunker and Roy Dunker (Sheila), both of Grand Junction, Shanna Ferguson (Ken) of Gillette, Wyo., and Matt Conditt (Beth); grandchildren, Heather McLaughlin (Jens), Aaron Conditt, Sonya Ferguson, Sarah Ferguson; and great-grandchildren, Brittany, Briay, Danielle, Josephine, Drake, Colbey, Molly and Jade. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Charles B. Dunker and George C. Ray; and daughter, Stephanie Conditt. Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Evangelical Free Church at 3000 E. Main St. in Canon City. The family requests in lieu of floral contributions, memorial donations be made to Evangelical Free Church, Sangre de Cristo Hospice at 601 Greenwood, Canon City, CO 81212, or to the Humane Society at 110 S. Rhodes, Canon City, CO 81212. Arrangements handled through Holt Family Funeral Home.

Ray, Elliott S.
Elliott S. Ray - Pueblo Indicator - December 15, 1934 - Elliott S. Ray, well known Puebloan, passed away at his home here December 13. He formerly was active in the real estate business.

Ray, Jimmy D.
Jimmy Ray - Topeka Capital-Journal - Friday, April 13, 2001 - Jimmy D. Ray, 69, formerly of Hutchinson, died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at a Walsenburg, Colo. hospital. Mr. Ray owned and operated Ray's Tire Co. in Topeka until he retired. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, and he served in the Naval Reserve. He was born Feb. 1, 1932, in Cimarron, the son of Charles A. and Myrna E. Gibson Ray. He was a longtime Hutchison resident. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Ray, at home; two sons, Charles A. Ray and Jeffrey J. Ray; a daughter, Jamie Camfield; two stepsons, Greg and Doug; a stepdaughter, Cindy; a brother, Billy J. Ray; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Fairlawn Burial Park in Hutchinson. A Fort Riley Honor guard will conduct military services at the graveside. Memorial contributions may be made to the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home and sent in care of Elliott Mortuary in Hutchinson.

Ray, John W. Sr.
John W. Ray Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 9, 2009 - John W. Ray Sr., 83, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 18, 2009. He retired from the prison in Canon City, Colo., as a correctional officer. His passion in life was fishing. Cremation has taken place.

Ray, Judith Ann
Judith Ann Ray - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 2009 - Judith Ann Ray, (August 9, 2009). Among her survivors, aunt, Helen Seamans. Memorial Mass, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Christ the King Church.

Ray, Kathleen
Kathleen Ray - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2012 - Kathleen Ray. In loving memory of Kathleen Ray, who passed away Jan. 16, 2012, after a courageous struggle with cancer. Kathleen was born March 10, 1942, in Albuquerque, N.M. She was devoted to the well-being and happiness of her sons and grandchildren. She had a loving relationship with her mother and siblings. Kathleen was always ready for a family gathering. She loved her friends and was always ready for a trip to Cripple Creek and other adventures. She loved collecting her ' Kathy'  bags and driving her car. She was fondly known as ' Bama'  and always had a refrigerator full of goodies for all. Kathleen was preceded in death by her father, Joe Bosley; and stepmother, Nita. She is survived by her mother, Audrey McClure; two sons, Joe Ray and Scott Milberger; grandchildren, Devin, Brittany, Brandon, Justin, Zach, Christian, Lil Brandon and Kayla; sisters, Patricia, Charlotte, Barbara and Vicki; brothers, Michael and Bill. There will be no service or home visits at her request. A private memorial service for family and friends will be announced for early summer. At her request, in lieu of flowers, etc., you may make a donation to Pueblo Animal Services, 4600 Eagleridge Place, Pueblo, CO 81008. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Ray, Lawrence Douglas
Lawrence Douglas "Bubba" Ray - Pueblo Chieftain - February 4, 2011 - Lawrence Douglas "Bubba" Ray, 68, of Beulah, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 29, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents. Larry is survived by his loving wife of 12 years, Mary Ann Ray; children, Tammy, J.R. and Mary Beth; granddaughter, Raynee; brother, Bob (Gina); nephew, Bo; special friends, Chet and Phyllis Miller; and numerous extended family and friends. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, The Word of Jesus Christ, 2318 Lakeview Ave.

Ray, Paul M. Jr.
Paul M. Ray, Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 7, 2009 - Paul M. Ray of Rye, died quietly at the CO State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg on Nov 4, 2009. He was born on Sept 11, 1921 in Pueblo to Paul M. Ray, Sr. and Beatrice Faye Turner. Paul was raised in Rye, where he attended school and was a 1939 graduate of Rye High School. On Nov 28, 1941, Paul married Carol Gilbert who was also a long-term resident of Rye. During WWII, Paul served in the Army Air Corps as a Gunnery Sergeant and taught aircraft gunnery in Panama City, Florida. Following the war, Paul and Carol settled in Pueblo where Paul worked as an electrician for the Colorado Fuel and Iron Corporation. Paul, Carol and their daughters later moved to the Ray family ranch nestled at the foot of Greenhorn Peak. This became Paul and Carol' s home for the next 55 years. Following his time with CF&I, Paul raised cattle on the Rye ranch. His interests included fishing and hunting in addition to ranching. Paul was active in the Rye Home United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday School and sang in the choir. He was preceded in death by his wife Carol and an infant son. His survivors include his daughters, Toni (Larry) Brizendine of Rye and Karen Ray, of Boise, ID; his granddaughters, Tonna (Keith) Reece, of Moreland, ID and Lara (Kurt) Gilbert of Casper, WY; as well as 6 great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, Nov 14, at the Rye Home United Methodist Church.

Ray, Ralph Jim Jr.
Ralph Jim Ray Jr. - Carlsbad Current-Argus - September 3, 2004 - A memorial service for Ralph Jim Ray Jr., 53, of North Third Street, is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at West Funeral Home Chapel with Roelf Ruffner of Southside Church of Christ officiating. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. Mr. Ray died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, at home. West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Ralph James Jim Ray Jr. was born Jan. 8, 1951, in Tulsa, Okla., to Ralph James and Sue Dobson Ray. He was raised and educated in Pecos, Texas, graduating from Pecos High School in 1969. While in school, Jim set many athletic records, which are still good to this day. He moved to Carlsbad in 1987 from Brownfield, Texas. He was previously employed with Western Geophysical as head surveyor for 25 years. Most recently, he was employed with BP Services as a truck driver in the oil fields. Jim had a kind heart and a gentle manner. He was a loyal and trustworthy friend, a loving dad and granddad, and his sister' s hero. He enjoyed camping and fishing. He loved the outdoors, weight lifting and sports, especially the Dallas Cowboys. Jim was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by sons, Ralph Butch Ray and wife, Becky, of Carlsbad and Christopher Ray of Springfield, Mo.; sisters, Sherry Pacheco and husband, Bill, of Walsenburg, Colo., Charlotte Mullins of Afton, Okla., and Jean Allen and husband, E.W., of Dew, Texas; two grandchildren, Samantha and Paul Ray; and several nieces and nephews.

Ray, Ruth I.
Ruth I. Ray - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 2012 - Ruth I. Ray, 85, passed away Dec. 15, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas; three brothers and one sister. Ruth is survived by her daughter, Kathy (Gary) Short; son, Tom (Joyce) Ray; and daughter, Becky Ray, who cared for her mother over the years; four grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers, Richard (Ok Sun) and Ernest (Irene) Williamson. Ruth fulfilled her dream of being a surgical nurse. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, Temple Baptist Church, where Ruth was a longtime member. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Donations may be made to the church in memory of Ruth through the funeral home. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Ray, Sarah Marie
Sarah Marie Ray - Trinidad Times Independent - June 8, 2007 - Sarah Marie Ray, 88, Trinidad. Funeral was held June 7, 2007.

Ray, Stanley G.
Stanley G. Ray - Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan - September 12, 2006 - Stanley G. Ray, age 67, of Yankton, SD, died Sunday, September 10, 2006 at his residence in Yankton. Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM, Thursday, September 14, 2006 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Yankton with Reverend David Wildermuth officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton. Visitation with the family present is from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton, with a video tribute and a time of sharing at 7:00 PM. Visitation will resume 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Pallbearers are Robin Reed, John DeJean, Scott Lyons, Steve Johnson, Tom Young, and Skyler Bender. Stanley G. Ray was born on February 13, 1939 at Yankton, SD to Robert J. and Luella I. (Grage) Ray. He grew up in Mission Hill and attended grades 1 through 8 at the Welby Country School District 19 which was a one room school house 1 and 1/2 miles north of the WNAX transmitter sight where he lived. During this time he was a member of the Boy Scouts Troop 570. He graduated from Yankton High School in 1957 where he was a four year letter winner in basketball, football, and track. He was All State in basketball. He attended the University of South Dakota in Vermillion for a year where he played basketball. He transferred to Trinidad College in Trinidad, Colorado where he continued his basketball career playing for Gene "Beanie" Anderson. He was president of his class for two years. While attending school in Trinidad, Stan married Judith S. Schenk on August 16, 1959 at the Vangen Lutheran Church in Mission Hill. He then attended Pueblo College in Pueblo, Colorado where he also served his funeral directors apprenticeship from 1960 to 1961 at T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home. He entered the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science in June of 1961 and graduated in 1962 as the president of his class. Stan then went to work for T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home in Pueblo. He and Judy moved to Yankton in 1963 where he worked at the Schenk Funeral Home. In 1966 they moved to Sac County, Iowa where Stan worked for Farber and Otteman Funeral Homes. In 1974 they moved to Vermillion where he worked at the Iverson Funeral Home until moving to Yankton in 1976 where he bought the Schenk Funeral Home, located at 5th and Cedar Street, and renamed it the Ray Funeral Chapel. In the summer of 1982 Stan bought the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton and then in 1986 he moved the Ray Funeral Chapel to its present location at 2901 Douglas Ave. He sold controlling interest of the Ray Funeral Chapel in 1992 and semi retired. He and Judy had a home at Branson, Missouri from 1991 to 1997 while also maintaining a home in Yankton. They built a home south of Utica in 1997 and moved into Yankton in February 2006. In 2000 he became active again at the Wintz and Ray Funeral Home where he continued to serve the people that meant so much to him. Stan was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, member and past president of the Yankton Kiwanis, El Riad Shrine Temple in Sioux Falls, member and past president of the Lewis and Clark Shrine Club, member of the St. John's Lodge #1 AF &AM in Yankton, Order of the Eastern Star, Yankton Consistory, Yankton Lions Club, Yankton Antique Auto Association, Dakota Lodge #1 IOOF, Elks Lodge #994 in Yankton, South Dakota, Iowa, and Colorado Funeral Directors Associations, former member of the National Funeral Directors Association, former board member of the Yankton Area Adjustment Training Center for 18 years. Stan and Marilyn Kratz recently coauthored a book titled, "WNAX 570 Radio 1922-2007." Stan is survived by his wife, Judy of Yankton; 4 daughters and their husbands: Dona and Robin Reed of Pierce, Nebraska, Kirsten "Kris" and John DeJean of Yankton, Sandi and Scott Lyons of Castle Rock, Colorado, and Vicki and Steve Johnson of Irene; 9 grandchildren: Tahnee, Timaree, and Conner Reed, Randalyn Erickson, Alec and Sam Lyons, Jack and Mary Johnson, and Skyler Bender; and a brother, Doug Ray and his wife Sue of Yankton. He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, Bo Reed, and a brother, Alan Ray. Memorials may be directed to the Trinity Lutheran Church Hymnal Fund.

Ray, Susan M.
Susan M. Ray - Pueblo Indicator - July 17, 1915 - County Correspondence - Crow - Mrs. Susan M. Ray died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Berman Hankla. She leaves to mourn her loss two sons and one daughter. They all have our sympathy in their hour of sorrow.

Ray, Tara Lee
Tara Lee Hinchley Ray - Trinidad Times Independent - December 11, 2012 - Tara Lee Hinchley Ray, 30, passed away in Shreveport, La., on Nov. 27, 2012. Funeral Services will be Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Ray, Thomas A.
Thomas A. Ray - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 2010 - Thomas A. Ray, 87, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 26, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; daughters, Kathy and Becky; son, Tom; four grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Tom was a member of Temple Baptist Church for 24 years. Before coming to Colorado, the Ray family lived on 50 acres in Ohio. He will be missed and loved by many. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, Temple Baptist Church. Donations in Tom' s memory may be made to Temple Baptist Church. Under the direction of Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Raye, Catherine
Catherine Raye - Trinidad Times Independent - January 10, 2012 - Long time resident Catherine Raye, passed away at 11:45 p.m., Jan. 4, 2012, at Sangre de Cristo Hospice House in Pueblo. Catherine was born Feb. 15, 1922, in Trinidad to Marcello and Orsalina Bianco of Drusaco, Italy. She was the youngest of five children and graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1939. She married Harry Raye of Starkville on Sept. 7, 1946, and attended Trinidad State Junior College. She received her bachelor' s and master' s degrees in elementary education at Adams State College, graduating Summa Cum Laude and receiving the A.A.P. award for maintaining the highest average four years in her class. She taught at Park and Eckhart elementary schools in Trinidad and retired in May 1985. She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, active at her church and with the hospital auxiliary. She is survived by her three children: daughter Sharon and husband Dr. Ray Wilson of Hays, Kan.; son, Dr. Charles Raye and wife Dr. Louise Schottstaedt of Pueblo; and daughter Mary Bernadette and husband Wayne Lupton of Littleton. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Dr. Raymond Nathan (Jan) Wilson, Jeremy (Billi) Lupton Junge, and Hilary Raye and Jared Raye; and five great-grandchildren: Zoey Wilson, Branson Lupton, Connor Wilson, Tristan Junge and Everett Junge; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband of 17 years, Harry C. Raye; her three brothers, Louis Bianco, Dominic Bianco and Rev. Bernard Bianco; two sisters Margaret Didero and Theresa Menardi; and her granddaughter Laurie Lupton. A rosary recitation was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family respectfully requests donations to your local food bank in lieu of flowers. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Raye, Catherine Elizabeth
Catherine Elizabeth (Cady-Cady Bug) Raye - Trinidad Times Independent - March 8, 2007 - Catherine Elizabeth (Cady-Cady Bug) Raye, 17, died March 6, 2007, in Trinidad, Colorado. She was born September 15, 1989 to John and Gina Raye in Raton , New Mexico. She attended Holy Trinity Academy, Trinidad Catholic Academy and Trinidad Public Schools. She was presently a junior at HTA. She loved sports and participated in city League football, basketball and was in AYSO soccer. She was presently playing soccer for the Trinidad Miner Soccer team. She loved to host dinners, dance and skateboard. She was an avid fan of the Harry Potter book collection. She loved the outdoors (mountains and ocean), she loved listening to music. Her favorite subject was Greek mythology and writing poetry. She loved to reach and teach children sports, also loved to baby-sit and talk on the phone. Her favorite number in sports was #32 (like her brother Luke). She was preceded in death by grandparents John & Elizabeth Raye., Bernardino Ridolfi, and Aunt/Godmother, Barbara Ridolfi. She is survived by parents Gina and John Raye, sister Ivory Raye, and brother Luke Raye. Grandmother, Louise Ridolfi. Godfather, Frank Modica, Jr. Numerous Aunts and Uncles, to numerous to mention, and Cousins: Hero and schoolmate, Rhett Ridolfi, Sean, Zack & Marrissa Ridolfi, Cara Salapich, Christa Cortez, Molly Smith, Jennifer and Aleeza Stephens, Matthew and Dylan Wright, Deidra and Jeremiah Montoya, Jayne Zanchi, Ryan and Rachael Ridolfi, Walter & Jeff Cox, Kelly Sanchez, Mike Klovas, John, Joe and Nick Gagliardi, Camea Blea, Ronnie and Lance Guarienti, Candy Olguin, Darice Fabrizio, Scott and Karen Welch, Liza Rosello. Devin, Olivia, Sofia and Nico Gagliardi, Mekenzie and Anthony Olguin, Brook, Nicole, Normandi and Luke Guarienti, McKyla and Cheyenne Arlint , Brody and Allison Welch, and Zachary and Allie Welch. Pallbearers will be Special Friends and Angels. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Holy Trinity Academy Schoolmates and Teammates, and the Trinidad High School Soccer Team. Visitation will be Sunday, March 11, 2007 from 2 pm to 6 pm at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Vigil service and Rosary will be Sunday evening at 7:00 pm at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Funeral mass will be Monday March 12, 2007 at 10:00 am Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Matt Wertin officiating. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements

Raymer, George Wesley
George Wesley Raymer - Delta County Independent - September 29, 2006 - George Wesley Raymer of Delta died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 91. A graveside service will be held Friday, Sept. 29, at 10 a.m. at Cedaredge Cemetery with members of Delta Masonic Lodge AF & AM #62 and officers of Grand Mesa VFW Post #9221 officiating. Mr. Raymer was born on April 27, 1915, in Garnett, Okla., to George and Catherine Josephine Mable Raymer. He spent his childhood and graduated from high school in Sedan, Kan. He married Florence Swinney on March 28, 1938, in Chautauqua, Kan. She died Dec. 4, 1986, in Cedaredge. He married Clarine Marie Niccoli Marshall on Oct. 25, 2003, in Cedaredge. She survives. Mr. Raymer served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a toolmaker for Lockheed-Martin for many years. He was a member of Grand Mesa Veterans of Foreign Wars #9221, Centennial Masonic Lodge AF & AM #84, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, S.J. Denver and Delta Elks Lodge #1235. He enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening, playing cards, dominos and other games, watching football games, working in his workshop, going South in the winter and spending time with his wife. Mr. Raymer is survived by his wife, Clarine Raymer of Delta; a stepson, Bob Marshall of Maui, Hawaii; two stepdaughters, Paulette Hamilton of Walsenburg, and Jacque Sego of Maui, Hawaii; a sister, Peg Kelley of Littleton, a niece, Mae Kelley of Eckert; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Charles, Ralph, Clifford, Raymond and Joseph; and a stepdaughter, Cindi Marshall. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael' s Catholic Church Building Fund, 628 Meeker Street, Delta, CO 81416. View the Internet memorial and sign the online guest registry at taylorfuneralservice.com. Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.

Raynor, Coy L. Sr.
Coy L. Raynor Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 1, 2010 - Coy L. Raynor Sr., 83, passed away on Sept. 28, 2010. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alberta Raynor; brothers, Charlie, Bill (Wanda) Raynor, Ernie Ferguson; sisters, Betty Jean, Dee and LaVern. He is survived by his wife of seven years, Joyce; son, Coy (Kristy) Raynor Jr.; three grandchildren, Cameron, Ashlynn, Brandon Raynor; four stepchildren, Marilyn (James) Rasmussen, Susan Shockey, David (Amie) Clark, Brian Clark; sister-in-law, Betty Raynor; many other relatives. Coy loved fishing, hunting and the outdoors. He was an active church member at Highland Park Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at Highland Park Baptist Church, 3939 Redwood Lane. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Razo, Arthur Isabel
Arthur Isabel Razo - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2012 - Arthur Isabel Razo, 56, passed away Oct. 21, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Patricia Razo; children, Art, Pat (Lily), Jesse (Olivia Maestas) and Joey (Cara Vigil); granddaughters, Elaina and Jazzy Isabella; siblings, Ben, Viki, Mary Ann, Cirilo II, Vera, Abel, Fred, Anita, Cisco, Sally, Pete, Josie and families; father, Cirilo; mother-in-law, Paulita Herrera; loving in-laws, the Sosas, Herreras and Sandovals. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Razo. Art was the owner of Mesa Auto Body for 12 years and proudly worked for the Colorado Department of Corrections. He loved taking long rides on his Harley, camping, hunting and fishing. He especially loved being a grandpa. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Thursday, St. Joseph Church, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Rea, Dixie L.
Dixie L. Rea - Pueblo Chieftain - September 29, 2009 - Dixie L. Rea, 78, passed away Sept. 26, 2009. Survived by her husband of 50 years, Pat Rea; and brother, Jerry Shipler. Preceded in death by her parents, Orville and Twyla Shipler; and brother, Don Shipler. There will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Rea, Joseph Dale
Joseph Dale Rea - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2010 - Joseph Dale Rea, 26, Fargo, N.D., formerly of Pueblo, Colo., passed away unexpectedly Jan. 15, 2010. Joe was born July 3, 1983, in Texas Creek, Colo. The family moved to Canon City, Colo., in 1988, where Joe attended Canon City High School, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, Phoenix, Ariz., and Pueblo Community College. His studies included culinary arts, art classes and digital and landscaping photography. Joe is survived by his parents, Dale and Juli (Uline) Rea, Pueblo, Colo. Joe leaves behind his grandparents, James and Janet Uline, West Fargo, N.D.; brother, Ronald Rea; niece, Molly, and nephew, Max, Missoula, Mont.; sister, Lisa Rea, Hawaii; nephews, Nicolas, Michael, David and Jason Rea, all of Missoula, Mont. Joe was incredibly fortunate and blessed to have the love and support of the Uline and Rea families. His aunts and uncles, Jeff and Deb Uline, cousins, Kacie Schlecht, her husband, David, and their three children, Faith, Ethan and baby ' chunk-chunk'  Ian, Bismarck, N.D.; Bryce Uline, Fargo, N.D.; Greg and Cindy Uline, cousin, Jessica, Fargo, N.D.; Steve and Nancy Uline, cousin, Alex, Grand Prairie, Texas; Barb and Danny Trotter, cousin, Eric Olstad, Spokane, Wash.; Andy and Carmen Uline, cousin, Blaine, Rourke, West Fargo, N.D.; Cleone and Lyle Slade, Orem, Utah, cousins, Colleen Mangus, Warner Robbins, Ga.; Kevin Slade, Phoenix, Ariz.; Michelle Bornholdt, Payson, Utah. Joe was also blessed with a close and special extended family relationship with Dawn Decker, Mark Andreis, Devon Cacy and Matthew Andreis, all of Canon City, Colo. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles Dale and Mildred Catherine (Bowman) Rea. Joe' s best friend was his daddy. They rode dirt bikes, fished every river and lake they could find in Colorado and spent many hours at the shooting range. His favorite place to be was at the family cabin in Durango, Colo. His mama called him the fish whisperer, because no matter where he fished he would always catch a fish. Joe had a great love for animals and was always bringing home the lost and stray dogs. Joe loved the mountains and his family. He was and is and always will be loved and his memory forever cherished. The memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, at West Funeral Home. The family requests that all memorials be donated to the Pueblo or Canon City humane societies.

Rea, Pat
Pat Rea - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 2013 - Pat Rea, 81, a golf pro, died June 19, 2013. Preceded in death by his wife, Dixie Shipler. Among his many accomplishments, he played in three U.S. Opens, two PGA Championships and won over 60 tournaments. Member of BPO Elk' s No. 90 for 56 years. At his request, cremation with no services. Memorials may be made to YMCA First Tee or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Montgomery & Steward - June 23, 2013 - Pat Rea, 81, Pueblo Country Club golf pro emeritus, passed away from cancer on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. He was born on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 1932, in Stockton, Kans., to Dan and Edith (Allen) Rea. Pat's father, Dan, was in the Air Force and played in the Air Force band. They lived in California and Arizona before moving to Albuquerque in 1939. He married Dixie Shipler and they were married for over 50 years when she preceded in him in death on Sept. 26, 2009. He proudly served in the U.S. Army and before finishing his service, he became a golf instructor to the officers. Pat started his golfing "career" as a caddy. An outstanding teacher as well as a player, Pat has coached and supported the University of Southern Colorado golf team pro bono and has been a strong supporter of junior golf for years. He served as secretary and later on the board of the Colorado PGA Section which he joined in 1957. Rea began his career at the Pueblo Country Club in 1957 and worked as head pro until 1997. He founded the Hackers Holiday in 1960 and it is the longest-running member-guest tournament in Colorado. Few local legends reach icon status, but Rea did ' “ without even trying. He played in three U.S. Opens and two PGA Championships. He won the Colorado Open in 1975 and said in an interview that was one of his top moments in golf. He was victorious in the Wyoming Open, the Mile High Open, the Colorado Section PGA Championship and the Southern Colorado Open. Rea was named Colorado Section PGA player of the year three times. He was inducted into the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame in 1995 and the Greater Pueblo Sports Hall of Fame in 1997. "I lost a great friend and mentor," said Mike Zaremba, director of golf at Desert Hawk Golf Course. "The guy won more than 60 tournaments in his career and he could flat play. Pat didn't say much, but as a man, his integrity was beyond reproach." "He won the Rocky Mountain Open five straight years at one point, so I asked him how he was able to do that," Zaremba said. "He just said that he knew what he had to do to get it done and he did it.' In his prime, I would've taken him against anyone in the world from 80 yards and in. He loved to play and compete, and he'd take your money while looking you in the eye with a smile." "Pat was a pretty quiet guy, but he was a great judge of character and he knew who was the real deal," Zaremba said. "And he was the real deal, of course." Fitting that the Hackers Holiday, a golf tournament Pat Rea started more than 50 years ago at the Pueblo Country Club, begins today, June 20 ' “ one day after his death. Pat was a member of the BPO Elk's #90 in Pueblo for 56 years. At Rea's request, there will be no services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial contributions may be made to YMCA First Tee or Sangre de Cristo Hospice through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003.

Read, Eva
Eva Read - World Independent - April 11, 1940 - Funeral Saturday For Mrs. Eva Read - January 24, 1907 - April 10, 1940 - Mrs. Eva Read passed away Wednesday morning at her home on West Fourth Street at the age of 33 years . She was born in Huerfano County and has spent her life as a resident of this county. Surviving are two daughters and two sons Dora, Lupeta, Edminto, and Benjamin; her mother Mrs. Gertrude Martinez ; three sisters, Mrs. Lee Lucero of this city, Mrs. Arthur Sanchez of Alamo, and Mrs. Dan Montez of Wetmore Colorado. Rosary services will be held at the Furphy Brothers mortuary at 7:30 this evening. Funeral services will be held a 1:00 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary' s Church with burial in St. Mary' s Cemetery under the direction of the Furphy Brothers Mortuary.

Read, Gloria Victoria
Gloria Victoria Medina Read - Pueblo Chieftain - December 24, 2010 - Gloria Victoria Read, 70, of Pueblo, passed away December 22, 2010. She was born in Walsenburg, Colo., on March 23, 1940, to the union of Mike and Beneranda (Manzanares) Medina. Gloria is survived by her husband of 54 years, John Read; children, John Jr., Catherine, Lazarus, Michael, Barbara (Genaro), Bill Wooten, Joey Copp; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; siblings, Connie, Bernard, LaVinia; numerous relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Toby and Mike. Memorial Mass pending at St. Joseph Church in Blende. Services will be January 15, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at St Joseph Church and interment will be at Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo, Colorado.

Read, Lazarus Leon
Lazarus Leon Read - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2011 - Lazarus Leon Read, 49, was born Aug. 11, 1961, in Pueblo, Colo. He passed away Jan. 18, 2011, at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo., from health problems due to liver disease. Mr. Read moved to Greeley, Colo., in 2001. He lived with two of his children in the St. Michael' s area. Lazarus owned and operated Northern Colorado Limousine in Northern Colorado from 2006 to present. He was also employed as a maintenance engineer at JBS Beef Plant in Greeley, Colo. He was the acting chief union steward for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 1 from April 2001 to October 2009, when he became ill. He touched a lot of lives and was loved by many people. He is going to be greatly missed by all of them. ' I love you, Bubba.'  Your friend forever! "Poncho" Frank Joey Copp. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gloria Victoria Read of Pueblo, Colo. He leaves behind his father, John Ermito Read of Pueblo, Colo.; his children, Lazarus John Ermito (Kimberly) Read, Michael Allen (Jessica) Read of Greeley, Colo., James Jason Brown and Crystal Marie (Ryan DeBias) Brown of Colorado Springs, Colo.; his brothers, John Read Jr. and Michael Read; sisters, Katherine Read of Pueblo, Colo., and Barbara (Ginero) Martinez of Falcon, Colo.; his brother-in-law, Bill Wooten of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and grandchildren, Alexus and Jasmine Glenn of Missouri, Jason Christopher Brown of Kansas, Camrin Devin Leon Brown of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Hannah Mae Read of Monument, Colo. He also had numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Service, 10 a.m. Feb. 5, 2011, at St. Joseph Church in Blende. The family will receive guests in the hall following the service.

Read, Lorelle Juanita
Lorelle Juanita Read - Pueblo Chieftain - March 1957 - Infant Dies Friday - Lorelle Juanita Read - March 19,1957-- March 29,1957 - The ten day infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Read of Pueblo, passed away in a Denver Hospital Friday. Survivors are her parents and her paternal Grandfather Felix Read and Maternal grandmother Mrs. Beneranda Medina of Walsenburg. Funeral services will be at 3 O'clock Saturday afternoon at Furphy Chapel. Interment will at St. Mary Cemetery under direction of Furphy Mortuary.

Read, Maxine
Maxine Read - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 2012 - Maxine Read, 92, passed away April 13, 2012. Survived by her children, Richard (Kathy) Read of Colorado Springs, David (Judy) Read of Pueblo and Gary (Laura) Read of Los Alamos, N.M.; grandchildren, Shelly (Erik) Forsythe, Christopher (Jennifer) Read, Andrew Read, Megan Read, Erin Read, Tana (Scott) Luna and Natalie (Brian) Griffin; nine great-grandchildren, Avery and Owen Forsythe, Shannon, Dustin and Dylan Luna, Luke, Ty, Hunter and Nicole Gray Griffin. Preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Willis W. Read; and grandsons, Michael Scott Chadwell and Chad James. Maxine was born May 15, 1919, in Gage, Okla., to Marion and Lillie Mitchell. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she served as secretary for several years. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pueblo First United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund or Joni Fair Hospice House, through the funeral home office.

Read, Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas Read - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2013 - Michael Thomas Read, 50, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on June 7, 2013. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gloria V. Read; brother, Lazarus Read; and daughter, Melissa Read. Mike is survived by his three children; his father; and other family and friends. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Read, Robert J.
Robert J. "Bob" Read - Daily Times - October 26, 2008 - Robert J. "Bob" Read, 56, of Aztec, passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008. He was born to Beulah and Ralph Read on June 29, 1952, in Walsenburg, Colo. Bob graduated from Walsenburg High School in 1970. In July 1985, he moved from Denver to Farmington, which soon became his home. Bob worked as a bartender for The Office Lounge, drove truck for Dash and was employed with M & R Trucking at the time of his passing. Bob loved riding his Harley and spending time with his friends. he was loved by many, touched everyone he met and will truly be missed. Bob was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Read; by grandparents, Robert and Margaret Payne, and James and Fannie Read. He is survived by his mother, Beulah Read of Walsenburg; brothers, Duane and Larry (Elena) Read of Walsenburg; sisters, Dorthy (O.J.) Serna of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Mary Beth (Lonnie) Scott of Farmington. He is also survived by four nieces, one nephew, two great-nieces, two great-nephews; and dear friends, Robert "Mongo" Archuleta, Cathy Bardebben, Fancy Fenton, Lauretta Dostaler, Rita Stout and many more. A celebration of Bob's life will be 12 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 at VFW Post No. 614, 201 S. Park Ave. in Aztec.

Reade, Francine
Francine Reade - Imperial Funeral Home - May 2, 2013 - Francine Reade, December 22, 1945 - April 26, 2013. Memorial Service, Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home. Denver Westword - April 26, 2013 - April 26: Last night, a man was loading groceries into his car after shopping at a King Soopers on the 15000 block of East Colfax in Aurora when he looked up to see something shocking. Nearby was a 67-year-old woman in a wheelchair who appeared to be hurt -- and she was. She subsequently died of her wounds, prompting a homicide investigation by the Aurora Police Department. Get details below. A few minutes before 10 p.m. last night, according to APD spokeswoman Sergeant Cassidee Carlson, officers responded to a call from the man and sped to the scene, which features two strip malls -- a larger one that runs north and south and a smaller east-west one. "He was parked near the west end of the larger strip mall -- the one anchored by the King Soopers," she says. "There are some businesses at the west end, including a dry cleaners, and she was coming out from behind it." The woman wasn't moving well because of wounds to her upper torso. After police arrived, she was transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Officers subsequently found evidence behind the dry cleaners "that led us to believe the crime scene was there," Carlson says. And while the victim has yet to be identified, she was known to officers who covered the area. According to Carlson, "she was homeless. We'd done different welfare checks on her." Thus far, the APD has no suspects in the crime. With that in mind, the department encourages anyone with knowledge of this terrible incident to phone Detective Todd Fredericksen at 303-739-6106 or Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867), which is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the killer's arrest and conviction. Denver Westword - May 1, 2013 - Shawn Lopez charged with murder of Francine Reade, wheelchair bound homeless woman - Last week, we told you about the horrific slaying of a woman who fit the definition of an at-risk adult in several ways. She was 67 years old. She was confined to a wheelchair. And she was homeless. See our previous coverage below. The victim has now been identified as Francine Reade, and a 21-year-old man, Shawn Lewis Lopez, has been formally accused of robbing and killing her. As we've reported, a man had just finished shopping at a King Soopers on the 15000 block of East Colfax in Aurora when he saw the wheelchair-bound Reade emerge from behind businesses in the strip mall with what appeared to be serious injuries to her upper torso -- and they were. The 17th Judicial District DA's office reveals that she had been stabbed. She subsequently died of her wounds after being rushed to an area hospital. It didn't take long for police to pinpoint the apparent crime scene, behind a dry cleaners. And shortly thereafter, Lopez was taken into custody. At this point, no specifics of her capture or info about what led police to Lopez are being made public due to an ongoing investigation. But we do know the accusations Lopez will be facing: two allegations of first-degree felony murder and one count apiece of first-degree murder, second-degree kidnapping, aggravated robbery and aggravated robbery of an at-risk adult. Yes, it appears that Reade, who was clearly not a wealthy woman, died because someone wanted to steal from her. Lopez is due in Adams County court at 8:30 a.m. today to be advised of the charges against him.

Ready, Thelma Evelyn
Thelma Evelyn Ready - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2009 - Thelma Evelyn Ready, 79, passed away on Jan. 11, 2009 in Denver, Colo. Thelma was born to Stanley and Dorothy (Selleck) Duncan on Jan. 13, 1929 in Meadville, Mo., where she was raised. On Aug. 27, 1947, she was united in marriage to Harold W. Ready in Seattle, Wash., They moved to Pueblo in 1950. Thelma worked at the Colorado State Hospital as a psychiatric technician, retiring after 28 years. They recently moved to Denver to be near family due to health reasons. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Pueblo. Thelma is survived by her husband, Harold of Denver; children, Cheryl (James) Frasher of Surprise, Ariz., and Kenneth W. (Linda) Ready of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; grandchildren, Trevor (Lori) Emery of Denver, Tisha (Brian) White of Dallas, Texas, James (Beth Duvall) Frasher of Pasadena, Calif., Erin (Todd) Burmeister of Highlands Ranch, Colo., and Brandon (Kaylene) Ready of Houston, Texas; eight great grandchildren; one brother Robert (Katie) Duncan of Meadville, Mo; and one sister, Wilma Jean Paridise of St. Johns, MI. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Charles Duncan. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., prior to Funeral Services at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 at the First Baptist Church at 405 West 9th Street in Pueblo. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City. Memorial donations may be made to Halcyon Hospice at PO Box 177, Mead, Colo. 80542 or to the First Baptist Church at 405 West 9th Street, Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Arrangements handled through Wilson Funeral Home, Canon City, Colo.

Reagan, Edna Marie
Edna Marie Reagan - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 2011 - Edna Marie Reagan, 100, passed away Aug. 7, 2011. Funeral services, 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, Grace Christian Church, 630 Broadway, Pueblo, with interment to follow at Trinidad Masonic Cemetery.

Real, Margie M.
Margie M. Real - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1975 - Mrs. Margie M. Real. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday, Interment, Lakeside. (Holt Wilson Almont).

Reams, John P.
John P. Reams - Pueblo Chieftain - August 20, 2010 - John P. Reams, 85, passed away Aug. 19, 2010, at home surrounded by his loving family. Preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Myrtle; two brothers; and three sisters. John was born on Feb. 20, 1925, in Kentucky. Survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Patsy; daughters, Karen Pantello and Joyce Slanovich; two granddaughters, Jennifer (Marc) Wyman, Julie (Will) Hughes; three brothers; three sisters; numerous nieces and nephews. John served in the military for five years. He retired from the CF&I in 1983 and was a lifetime member of BPOE No. 90. Heartfelt thanks to doctors, nurses and staff at Parkview, and Sangre de Cristo Hospice and friends. At the request of family, there will be no viewing. Private graveside service 10 a.m. Saturday. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Elks Scholarship Fund through Imperial Funeral Home. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.

Reaves, William C.
William C. Reaves - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 2010 - William C. Reaves, longtime Pueblo resident, passed away Oct. 20, 2010, after a short illness. He was awarded the Purple Heart while serving with the Navy in World War II. Bill worked for the CF&I Steel Mill and the C&W Railroad in Pueblo. He loved to fish, hunt, travel with his family, play poker at the union hall and play the slot machines at Cripple Creek. Bill is survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, George McCarthy Historical Chapel. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Rebensdorf, Marla DeAnn
Marla DeAnn Rebensdorf - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2010 - Marla DeAnn Rebensdorf, 31, passed away unexpectedly on March 28, 2010. Survived by her sons, Preston and Ty Rebensdorf; parents, Ronald and DeLoris Rebensdorf; brother, Michael (Yvette) Rebensdorf; grandmother, Faye Archer; and nephews, Michael, Dylan and Bayly Rebensdorf. Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 31, 2010, Valley Community Church, 4253 Mercantile St., in Colorado City, with Pastor Jerry Sandoval officiating. Viewing, one hour prior to service. Interment, Brookside Cemetery.

Rebol, Elsie Ann
Elsie Ann Vidmar Rebol - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 2012 - Elsie Ann Vidmar Rebol, 92 , passed away June 14, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Leroy Rebol; siblings, Tony Vidmar, Mary Hargraves, John Vidmar, Katie Talley, Joey Vidmar, Jakie Vidmar; and her twin sister, Annie Vidmar. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon (Jim) Pighetti of Colorado Springs; nieces, Cathy (Greg) Hahn of Pueblo and Pat (Bob) Tocalino of Nevada; and her nephew, Rick (Mary Ann) Talley of California; as well as numerous other relatives. Elsie was a member of St. Mary Parish. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Wednesday, and Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, both services at St. Mary Church, with interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice through the funeral home. Arrangements, George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Record, William H.
William H. Record - Wray Rattler - October 10, 1909 - The breaking of a plank in the Independence mine at Victor caused the death of William H. Record, a well known miner. His skull was fractured by a fall of thirty feet.

Rector, Pettis P.
Pettis P. Rector - Pueblo Chieftain - April 4, 2012 -Pettis P. Rector, 94, passed away March 31, 2012. He is predeceased by his wife, Norma, Oct. 7, 2006. He is survived by his children, Linda (Spencer) Bell, James C. (Lorraine) Rector and Donna (Daniel) Molello; grandchildren, Richard (Kelli) Jensen, Timothy (Kendall) Divelbiss, Jamie (Torin) Martinez, Jeffrey (Andrea) Divelbiss, Brian Rector and Gena (Nick) Alfonso; great-grandchildren, Makenzie Jensen, Mason Jensen, Delayne Divelbiss, Tori Martinez, Andrew Divelbiss, Kaitlyn Divelbiss, and Kamden Alfonso; sister, Ruth Kitts; and a niece, Vickie Hall. Pettis served in the U.S. Army during WWII in Company C, 129th Ordinance Maintenance Battalion, 7th. Armored Division. He was a member of Lake Avenue Baptist Church and Euclid Lodge #64, A.F. &A.M. For many years he was the owner of Rector Realty. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2012, and Funeral Service 10 a.m. Friday, April 6, 2012, both at Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Arrangements, Adrian Comer.

Red, Floyd
Floyd Red - Pueblo Indicator - February 14, 1914 - Prominent farmers in the Vineland district, east of Pueblo, declaring that they were in fear of being assassinated, appealed to the county commissioners to increase the reward offered for the murderers of Floyd Red, one of their neighbors, who was killed over a week ago.

Redd, Anne H.
Anne H. Redd - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - April 15, 2008 - Anne H. Redd, 98, of Lake Havasu City passed away April 3, 200,8 at Havasu Regional Medical Center Hospital. Anne was born October 20, 1909, in Maybeury, W. Va. She was the third of four children born to Janos and Julia Redd. Anne grew up in Cokedale where she later returned to teach first grade at the elementary school. After the school closed, she became the Postmistress at the general store. She moved to Lynwood, Calif. with her mother and sister where she lived for 57 years. She worked as a credit representative for Macco Corporation for many years before retiring to care for her mother. She was a volunteer at Saint Francis Hospital and member of the Women's Club in Lynwood for many years. In 2005, she moved to Lake Havasu City to be near her nephew. She is survived by her nephew John and wife Beatriz, one great-nephew, John and wife Amanda and 6 great-great-nephews. Services will be at 10 a.m. April 17, 2008, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment to follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Redinger, Gertrude E.
Gertrude E. Redinger - Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 2010 - Gertrude Elizabeth Redinger went to her heavenly father on Dec. 11, 2010. She was born on Sept. 8, 1924, in Wichita, Kan. She was predeceased by her father, Frank Ellsworth; mother, Ruby Ellsworth Sullivan; stepfather, Gilbert Sullivan; infant son; brother, LeRoy Ellsworth; and sister, Maggie Marie Ellsworth. She is survived by her husband, Phillip H. Redinger, whom she married on June 19, 1945. She is survived by her children, Phillys (Leon) Vercauteren, Mike Redinger and Patrick (Cat) Redinger. She also is survived by her grandsons, granddaughter and her great-granddaughter. Gertrude also is survived by her sisters-in-law. Gertrude was an active member of First Baptist Church (Christian Challengers). She had a great love of the little children, whom she watched from baby to adulthood. Her other great enjoyment was sending cards to family and friends for birthdays, weddings and other special occasions. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today, Imperial Funeral Home. Gertrude' s services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, First Baptist Church. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Redinger, Phillip
Phillip Redinger - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 2011 - Phillip Redinger, 89, passed away Oct. 18, 2011. Visitation, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home, with graveside service to follow at 3 p.m., Imperial Memorial Gardens. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home. Full notice later.

Redman, Mr.
Mr. Redman - Rocky Mountain News - April 14, 1888 - Trinidad Topics - Joe McNamara, the man who murdered Redman on Main Street last fall, and who was adjudged insane at the last session of the District court, will be taken to the Pueblo insane asylum tonight.

Redman, Patricia A.
Patricia A. Redman - Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 2009 - Patricia A. Redman, 83, passed away on March 6, 2009. Born on May 7, 1925, to Neal and Corinne Kline, in Salida, Colo. Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; and her loving husband, Ralph J. Redman. Survived by her children, Judy (Lenore) Redman and Ralph N. (Jewell) Redman, both of Pueblo. She also is survived by her sisters, Peggy (Ike) Smith of Denver and Virginia (Frank) Mansheim of Arvada; as well as several nieces and nephews. At her request, there will be no viewing or service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. A special thanks to the staff of St. Mary Corwin Medical Center and the Sangre de Cristo Hospice House for their wonderful care. Memorials may be made to SRDA Meals on Wheels through the funeral home.

Redmond, Gordon Diehl
Gordon Diehl Redmond - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 2012 - Gordon Diehl Redmond, 65, of Pueblo, died July 14, 2012. Gordon was born in Pueblo Aug. 24, 1946, to E. Diehl and Margaret Gordon Redmond. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Margaret Hammill Huffmon. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 29 years, Katharine M.; daughter, Erica (Ivan) Saldana of Severna Park, Md.; sister, Lucia (Jim) Knutson of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews; and grandchildren, Aliester, Ian and Anastasia Saldana. Gordon and Kath had opened their hearts to many special people whom they ' adopted'  as children and grandchildren. Gordon had been blessed to be chosen godfather to Bradley Gordon Hammill, Meghan Bell and Morgon and Jordon Tooley-Prater. Gordon was especially honored to be grandpa to Miranda Genova and dearly loved his ' Punkin,'  Tailey Jayde Genova. Gordon was known to many as ' GG'  for Grandpa Gordon. Gordon graduated from Centennial High School in 1964 and Southern Colorado State College in 1969. For 27 years Gordon was a caseworker for the Pueblo County Department of Social Services in the Adolescent Unit, and finished his career in the Adult Protection division. After taking early retirement from DSS, Gordon and Kath operated a private counseling company, KARANIK, Inc. Gordon was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and was involved in several ministries. Visitation and wake, 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Both services at St. Pius X Church, 3130 Morris Ave., Pueblo. Burial at Mountain View Cemetery following the Mass.

Redwine, Gwen
Gwen Redwine - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2011 - Gwen Redwine, 92, passed away Jan. 25, 2011. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Redwine, M.D., in June 2000. Survived by her children, Rob Redwine of Pueblo and Liz (Redwine) Fisher of Seattle, Wash. She was a fabulous grandmother to Abby (Alan) Skerl, Cameron Redwine, and Geoff Fisher. Gwen was born to Roy and Martha Atkinson on March 8, 1918, in Spencer, S.D., where she grew up on a farm. In 1938, she graduated from nursing school in Mitchell, S.D., earning her RN degree. In the late ' 30s, she worked at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo. She then moved to Denver to work at Denver General, where she met a handsome, young doctor named Robert Redwine, who became her husband on Dec. 26, 1943. During WWII, when her husband served in the U.S. Army, they both worked at military hospitals and lived in many locations, including the Panama Canal Zone, Seattle, and New York. They returned to Pueblo in 1950, where her husband established his medical practice. The family had many great times on holidays in Aspen. Gwen loved golf, tennis, snow skiing and was an avid bowler. She served as service league president and on the boards of the Broadway Theatre League and Pueblo Day Nursery. She also was a member of PEO Chapter CI. Gwen' s family wishes to give a special thank you to Dr. James Stjernholm, Alma Pumphrey, and Independent Hearts for their devoted care. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th St., with the Rev. Dr. Brad Munroe officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to HARP (Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo) through the funeral home.

Reece, David Neil
David Neil Reece - Pueblo Chieftain - July 5, 2009 - David Neil Reece, 79, passed away July 1, 2009. Survived by his wife, Madeline Reece; children, James Micheal (Anna) Reece of Louisville, Ky., and Marion Candace Schoen of Maryland; stepchildren, C.V. (Carolyn) James and Jack (Joyce) James; brother, Larry Reece; sisters, Edna Dean and Alice "Tete" Orr; granddaughter, Charlotte Anne (Shawn) Sewell; step-granddaughter, Lori (Anthony) Marinucci; great-grandchildren, Rebekah and Liam Sewell; step-great-grandchildren, Kelsea and Nicholas Marinucci; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Dave was born Jan. 10, 1930, in Mankato, Kan., to Roy and Lillian Reece. Dave served in the U.S. Army with the Seventh Cavalry Division during the Korean War. After he retired as Sgt. First Class from the army, he worked as a letter carrier for the postal service. He was a member of Lake Avenue Baptist church, Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM, U.S. Postal Carriers Union branch 229, Retired Enlisted Association Chapter 20 and NARFE, and served as past patron of Pueblo Chapter No. 7 OES. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, and from 9 a.m. until service time on Tuesday, at the funeral home. Service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Chaplain Anthony Salem officiating. Military honors by Fort Carson Mountain Post Honor Guard, Masonic rites by Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM and interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Veterans Bridge at the riverwalk through the funeral home.

Reed, Betty L. Buller
Betty L. Buller Reed - Pueblo Chieftain - July 4, 2012 - Betty L. Buller Reed passed away June 27, 2012, in Pueblo. Betty was born Aug. 26, 1929, in Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Louise Jackson; husbands, Noman E. Buller, Kent M. Reed; and her brother, Robert. Her survivors include her children, Cheri (Bob Reed) Wilkerson and Rae (Russ) Thomas; her grandchildren, Clark Trout, Shane Trout and Danielle (Brandon) Stevens; great-grandchildren, Travis and Zander Trout, Mason and McKennan Stevens; as well as two nieces and several stepchildren and step-grandchildren. Special thanks are expressed to the Westwind Village staff for its loving care of Betty. Cremation has taken place. Private family services will be held. Family and friends are invited to a reception from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, July 6, 2012, at Felice' s Pizzeria, 1725 W. Pueblo Blvd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer' s Association, direct or through the mortuary.

Reed, David S.
David S. Reed - Pueblo Indicator - June 14, 1930 - David S. Reed Passed Away - David S. Reed, 85 years of age, died at the family home, Rocky Ford, June 10, 1930. Deceased had formerly lived in Pueblo but moved to Rocky Ford 27 years ago. He was a man of the highest principles. With him right was right and wrong was wrong. He lived the upright life and was greatly admired by all who enjoyed his friendship. He was one of the kind of men who make the world better. Deceased is survived by four daughters: Mrs. Mazie Birge of Los Angels; Mrs. Sadie Arnold, Mrs. Floyd Engle and Miss Mabel Reed, all of Rocky Ford. Interment took place in the family plot, Roselawn, Thursday afternoon. Rev. J.L. Weaver of Rocky Ford officiating. A number of friends from the home town and Pueblo were in attendance. Many beautiful flowers attested the love of relatives and friends.

Reed, Floyd
Floyd Reed - Pueblo Indicator - February 7, 1914 - The sheriff and police at Pueblo are now working on the theory that Floyd Reed, Vineland ranchman killed from ambush on his way to Pueblo, was shot by mistake for Joseph F. Reilly, agent for a Denver brewery. Note: We already have an obituary for this man, but this adds a little more.

Reed, Frank
Frank Reed - Denver Evening Post - July 7, 1896 - Pueblo Notes - Pueblo, July 7 - The inquest over the remains of Frank Reed is still being conducted in secret. It is said that two warrants have been issued.

Reed, Frank Vincent
Frank Vincent Reed - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 2012 - Frank Vincent Reed, 79, passed away June 18, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife, Connee; son, Scott; daughter-in-law, Angela Reed; grandchildren, Noelle and Ryan Reed; and great- granddaughter, Natalia; siblings, Shirley LeBaron, Claire Yezierski, John Reed, James Reed, Sally Aldrich, Karle and Kenneth Kushi; sister-in-law, Roberta Bratina; nephew, Jon Valdez; and best friend, Clara Rose. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Frank was born in Peabody, Mass., on Sept. 14, 1932, to the union of Ernest D. Reed and Geraldine Kushi, who preceded him in death; along with his stepfather, Louis Kushi; brother, Dewey Reed; and father and mother-in-law, Anthony and Rose Valdez. He retired from the U.S. Army with many decorations, two tours to Vietnam and 20 years of service. Frank was proud to have served his country. He then went on to work 28 years at the U.S. Postal Service. He was involved in the Elks Lodge No. 90 and enjoyed bowling and fishing in Colorado streams. He loved his family and will be dearly missed. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2012, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made in Frank' s memory to the Elks No. 90 Endowment Fund through the funeral home office.

Reed, George A.
George A. Reed - Davis Mortuary - November 2010 - George Allen Reed passed away November 5, 2010 at his home in Pueblo. George was born Feb 23, 1938 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to George and Viva Reed. He was a veteran of the US Navy having been honorably discharged in 1963. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother David. His survivors include his children James Reed, Nance Ingles, Judy Smith and Linda Meirhaeghe, 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place.

Reed, Kent M. Sr.
Kent M. Reed Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 1, 2011 - Kent M. Reed Sr., 87, of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 29, 2011. He was surrounded by loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by Marna Mae, his first wife of 46 years. He is survived by his wife, Betty; children, Kent Jr. (Christine), Robert (Elma) and Kathy (Daryl) Lake; stepchildren, Cheri Wilkerson (Bobby Reed) and Rae (Russ) Thomas; brother, George (Delores) Plemmons; sisters, Carolyn (John) Kelsey, Betty (Dave) Hagberg and Mary Hoskins; sisters-in-law, Irene (Jim) Weeks and Velma (Bill) McCormick; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Kent retired from the C&W Railway Co. as an engineer, with over 45 years of service and was an active member of Pueblo Mennonite Church. He had a love for fishing and telling stories to family and especially the grandchildren. Funeral service, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Reed, Larry Dwain
Larry Dwain Reed - Pueblo Chieftain - June 9, 2010 - Larry Dwain Reed, 67, passed away June 6, 2010. Survived by the love of his life, Judy Patti; children, Duane (April) Reed of Pueblo, Darrin (Cathy) Reed of Show Low, Ariz., and Dale (Elizabeth) Reed of Commerce, Texas; sister, Judy Griffin of Montgomery, Texas; aunt, Martha Carra; grandchildren, Adan and Arcadian Reed, Cheryl Nixon, Chance, Lane and Logan Reed; great-grandchildren, Taylor Nixon, Lance Rogers, Kaylee and Mikayla Oldroyd; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Also survived by extended family, Anthony (Shannon) Patti and their children, Joey and Morgan Patti; Aaron (Kristen) Patti and their daughter, Terra; Chris (Edie) Patti and their children, Lauren, Vinny, Gino, Sonny and Ella; Amy (Brian) Turner and their children, J.C. and Jackson; J.J. (Melissa) Patti and their children, Kennedy and J.J. Preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Doris Reed; brother, Gene Reed; great-grandson, Lance Rogers; niece, Geanna Ireland. Larry was born May 22, 1943, in Pueblo. He retired as an engineer for the DR&GW after 37 years of service. He also enjoyed custom woodworking, traveling with Judy, and keeping his yard beautiful. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He loved helping out at Patti' s Restaurant and will be greatly missed by the employees and patrons. There will be no viewing. Service, 10 a.m. Thursday, June 10, 2010, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Jim Slack officiating. Concluding service, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to American Lung Association through the funeral home.

Reeder, Richard
Ronald D. ' Ron'  Ramsey - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 2010 - Ronald D. ' Ron'  Ramsey., 72, passed away at Parkview Medical Center on Nov. 7, 2010. He was born June 6, 1938, in Clayton, N.M. to the union of Jewell & Cora Lee Reeder. He married JoAnn Bond on Feb. 22, 1960. He worked at the Pueblo Army Depot, Fireside Restaurant, Pueblo County Sheriff's Dept., and the Colorado Juvenile Detention System. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his children, Richard Jr., DeeDee and David; sisters, Mae and Jerry. Also survived by many grandchildren, nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn in 1990; his parents & sister, Sue. Memorial Service, 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 at Roselawn Funeral Home.

Reedy, Rose Marie
Rose Marie (Smith) Reedy - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 2010 - Rose Marie (Smith) Reedy, 72, passed away Feb. 23, 2010. She is survived by her husband, of 55 years, James "Jim" Reedy; children, Michael J. (Saadia) Reedy, Debora L. (Randall) Spence and Donald R. (Diana) Reedy; daughter-in-law, Sherri Seaton; grandchildren, Daniel (Beth) Spence, Joshua (Elizabeth) Spence, Amanda (Joshua) Hatridge, Laura (Alex) McGregor, Collette (Kevin) Ferguson, Dustin Gouty and Monica (Tony) Cingoranelli; and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Frank F. Smith. Rose was born to Frank C. and Anna Marie Smith on Sept. 1, 1937, in Seibert, Colo. She enjoyed playing the organ, traveling, gardening and most of all her family. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson, with the Rev. Dr. David Chambers officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Central Christian Church or National Parkinson Foundation through Montgomery & Steward.

Reese, Dwight Austin
Dwight Austin Reese - Colorado Republican - June 7, 1906 - George A. Reese of Trinidad has received a telegram from the captain of the battleship Maibe, stating that his son Dwight Austin Reese, had fallen overboard and drowned. The boy was born and raised in Trinidad and was seventeen years old. He was expected home this month for a vacation.

Reeves, Betty A.
Betty A. Reeves - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 2012 - Betty A. Reeves, 71, passed away July 28, 2012. She was predeceased by her daughter, Kelly Reeves. Survived by her daughter, Becky (Brad) Ward; four step-children; one son-in-law; two brothers and two sisters. Cremation with no service. Donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans through the funeral home. Special thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.

Regier, Robert
Robert Regier - Hutchinson News - November 11, 2005 - Robert Regier, 86, died Nov. 9, 2005, at Halstead Health and Rehabilitation. He was born Feb. 22, 1919, in Newton to Bernard P. and Elizabeth Penner Regier. He attended Whitewater High School. He farmed in the Elbing community for 55 years and retired in Newton in 1997. He belonged to Koerner Heights Church of Mennonite Brethren in Newton. He was a past member of Zion Mennonite Church, Elbing. He also organized the jail ministry of El Dorado and supported numerous missionaries. On Sept. 6, 1944, he married Hilda Buller in Elbing. She survives. Other survivors include: five sons, Calvin, Colorado City, Colo., Steven, Plano, Texas, Gordon and Randy, both of Newton, and Rodney, Elbing; three daughters, Dalice, Salt Lake City, Linda, Andover, and Marcene, Lebanon, Mo.; and a brother, Walter, Halstead. He was preceded in death by a son, Warren; five sisters Linda Regier, Martha Quenzer, Marie Klingenberg, Olga Quenzer and Edith Wedel; and three grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Zion Mennonite Church Cemetery, Elbing. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Koerner Heights Church of the Mennonite Brethren, with the Revs. Mark Isaac and Al Heiser presiding. Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. Friday at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home and Chapel, with the family present from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Burial will be in Zion Mennonite Church Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Back to the Bible, in care of the funeral home.

Regnier, Bernard J.
Bernard J. ' Barney'  Regnier - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2013 - Bernard J. ' Barney'  Regnier. Memorial service and celebration of life, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Heritage Baptist Church, with Pastor Jim Velasquez officiating. Lunch will follow at 1 p.m. at American Legion Post No. 2, 701 Ninth St., Pueblo.

Regusa, Theresa
Theresa Regusa - Trinidad Times Independent - May 30, 2013 - Theresa Regusa, Beautician - Our Lord and Jesus called Theresa from her home surrounded by family to be in Heaven May 26, 2013. Knowing God is all loving and everything we have comes from Him, she thanked Him constantly for her life, family, friends and the many gifts He bestowed upon her. She saw everyone through her eyes as the Lord does and her heart loved as the Lord loves. The greatest gift she gave, especially to her family, was ' faith.'  Many have a treasured box of prayers, scapular, medal, rosary beads, statue or other religious items that came from her hands and her heart. Born to John Furia and Frances DeBono in Sopris Feb. 16, 1918, she and her siblings were raised with the love of God and the importance of family. The Furia family graduated from Lincoln High School, Theresa in 1936. The family sacrifices and many small jobs enabled her to attend and graduate from Colorado Beauty College. Learning to cut hair at a very early age, while standing on a crate in her father' s barber shop, enabled her to develop her natural talent as a beautician. She worked for 50-plus years in various beauty parlors in Trinidad and owned and operated her own shop in Sopris, previously, her father' s and brother Nick' s barber shop. Theresa never really retired as she always gave someone a haircut or perm until the last few years of her life. United in marriage to Louis Regusa at Holy Trinity July 17, 1943. They were blessed with three children, Louise (Joe Terry), John and Nance, grandchildren, Joe (Timi and Marli), Regina (Ben and Natalia) the light of her life. Her family cherishes memories of holidays, birthdays, and Sunday dinners of spaghetti and meatballs. One did not leave unless you received a blessing from her special jar of holy water. Awaiting her in Heaven is husband Louis, infant granddaughter Celeste Theresa, parents John and Frances, in-laws, Tony and Vita Zamborelli, siblings, Annie (Gaetano) Savio, Lena, Josie and Mary Furia, Lucy (Santino) Coszalter, Caroline (John) Neal, Rose (John) Naglich, Erma Furia, and recently deceased brother Joe Furia, in-laws, Nancy (Carmen) Monarco, Sam (Rose) Regusa, Minnie (John) Maccagnan and Mary Ann (Ray) Rope. Survived by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother Nick Furia (friend Frances Bayes) sister-in-law Jennie Marie Furia, in-laws, Tano (Margie Zamborelli), California, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and many dear friends, Sister Olivia Marie of the religious ministry, along with godsons and daughters. Funeral Services will be Friday, May 30, 2013, with Rosary at 9:15 a.m. at the Comi Chapel followed by the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are all her immediate and extended family and friends. Active pallbearers are J.J. Noel, Chris and Doug Furia, Pete DeBono, Franklin Shew, Joe Terry Jr. and Ken Garza. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to the Holy Trinity Church Restoration Fund, 235 N. Convent, Trinidad, Colorado 81082. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Reichert, Edward Lyle
Edward Lyle Reichert - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 2010 - Edward Lyle Reichert, 89, passed away Feb. 20, 2010. Survived by his wife of 64 years, Helen Hale Reichert; daughter, Charlene Reichert (Tom Prince) of Pasadena, Calif.; grandchildren, Jesse Prince (Jen Paur) of Seattle, Wash., David Prince of Los Angeles, Calif., Anya Prince of Washington, D.C.; sisters, Lila Seele of Johnstown, Colo., Lanie Fogleman of Loveland, Colo.; and extended family of nieces and nephews. Ed was born to Jacob and Bertha Reichert on June 27, 1920, in St. Francis, Kan. He graduated from Colorado State University. He was supervisor for the Colorado State Department of Rehabilitation for over 30 years, retiring in 1978. For years, he was an advocate for the handicapped, active in establishing community services and organizations for the Pueblo handicapped. There will be no viewing. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial service, 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford Ave., with the Revs. Kim James and Sandy Spahr officiating. Memorials may be made to Pueblo St. Paul Memorial Endowment in care of Wesley United Methodist Church.

Reichert, Ruby M.
Ruby M. Reichert - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2012 - Ruby M. Reichert passed away on March 19, 2012. Ruby was a beautiful, strong woman with a sharp mind and a graceful singing voice. She worked for The Great Western Sugar Co. for 45 years, raised a loving and devoted son and helped put him through medical school. Ruby enjoyed spending time with her family and watching them grow. She also was an active volunteer for AARP in her later years. A service celebrating Ruby' s life will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 25 at Horan & McConaty, 9998 Grant St., Thornton, CO 80229.

Reid, Debbie
Debbie (Boardman) Reid - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 2012 - Debbie (Boardman) Reid, 61, passed away on Nov. 2, 2012, after a courageous fight with cancer. Debbie was born in Pueblo to William and Clara Boardman. Debbie graduated from South High School in 1969, and soon after married the love of her life, Russell Reid, in Pueblo. Debbie is survived by her husband, Russell Reid; her daughter, Carri (husband John) Corbett; her parents, William and Clara Boardman; and extended loving family. Memorial services, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at Horan & McConaty, 5303 E. County Line Road, Centennial, C0, 80122.

Reid, J. Stuart
J. Stuart Reid - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 2010 - J. Stuart Reid, 94, passed away Aug. 9, 2010. He was born Oct. 26, 1915, to Dr. John D. and Elizabeth J. Reid in Pilger, Neb. Stu started his career at the YMCA in Fremont, Neb. He attended George Williams YMCA College in Chicago, Ill. While attending school, he worked for the Salvation Army as a boys' director. In 1938, he became a director with the YMCA and was employed in Chicago, Ill., Buffalo, N.Y., Freeport, Ill., Belvedere, Ill., Wichita, Kan., Duncan, Okla., Omaha, Neb., and Pueblo, Colo. He was an elder in the Presbyterian Church (U. S.A.) and served the church throughout his life. He helped shape so many lives. He was a role model - mentor - teacher to so many over the years. His kind heart and selflessness was evident in all aspects of his life. He was a hard worker and had a passion for whatever he was working on at the time. Above all, he loved and was devoted to his family. Preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Ruth E. (McComb) Reid. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, RoseMarie (Sneddon) Reid; children, Dianne (Don) Reid Nisbett, Susan Reid Reggin, Cheryl (Will) Reid Rennick, Robert (Denise) Sneddon, Becky Sneddon (Kurt Jamnik), Jackie (Terry) Sneddon Lockwood; 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren survive their beloved grandfather. As we read a book, work on a jigsaw puzzle or stain glass, work in our flower gardens or travel with our families we will always have Dad - Stu - Grandpa with us to help us find our way. Memorials may be sent to the Pueblo YMCA, 3200 Spaulding Ave., Pueblo, CO 81008 or the First Presbyterian Church of Cohutta, 326 Wolfe St., Cohutta, GA 30710. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Reid, Pearl Loraine
Pearl Loraine Reid - Tacoma News Tribune - September 9, 2012 - Pearl Loraine Reid (Pink Grandma) Age 88, died peacefully, surrounded by family on September 3, 2012. She was born August 3, 1924 in Trinidad, Colorado. Together with her husband of 51 years, Major Eddie Reid, she devoted her life to serving others through their work as Salvation Army Officers. She was instrumental in founding the Renton Food Bank. For her leadership, vision and tireless work, she was named Renton's Citizen of the Year in 1991. Pearl was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Eddie, in 1995; her eldest daughter, Carolyn Fisher, in 1981; her only son, Dale Reid, in April, 2012, and eight brothers and sisters. She is survived by three daughters, Catherine (Larry) Popp, Caron (Philip) Olsen, and Cheryl (Stephanie) Reid-Simons; one former daughter-in-law, Kathy Johnson; one brother, Clifford Hoadley; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12th at Bonney-Watson Funeral Home, 16445 International Boulevard, SeaTac, WA, 98188. Memorial donations are suggested to The Salvation Army Renton Rotary Food Bank, 206 S. Tobin Street, Renton, WA 98057. Bonney Watson; Washington Memorial is assisting with arrangements.

Reid, Ruth A.
Ruth A. Reid - Pueblo Chieftain - July 5, 2009 - Ruth A. Reid, 92, passed away June 30, 2009. Preceded in death by her parents, David and Clara Martin; sisters, Helen (Orville) McTavish and Mayme (Floyd) Easton; and by her granddaughter, Rochelle Reid. Survived by children, David L. (Nola) Reid, Pueblo West, Colo., and William (Gayla) Reid, Albuquerque, N.M.; grandchildren, Kelli (Dave) McCumber, Chris (Chanda) Reid, Terri Reid, Lisa (Rick) Dettweiler and Lesley (Jeff) Botz; great-grandchildren, Brody Botz, Brooklyn Botz, Murae McCumber, Ryan McCumber and Mickenzie Reid. Also survived by her special niece, Ruth Thompson, Show Low, Ariz.; nephew, Jerry McTavish; nieces, nephews and other relatives. Ruth was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church; the National Federation of Republican Women; and retired from Southern Colorado Power, where she was an executive secretary. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2009, Imperial Funeral Home. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations in her memory may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Reidy, Monica S.
Monica S. Reidy - Northwest Herald - July 28, 2006 - Monica S. Reidy, 88, a resident of McHenry since 1967, died Sunday, July 23, 2006, at Northern Illinois Medical Center in McHenry. She was born March 23, 1918, in Starkville, Colo., to John and Solomea (Figlevich) Stock. On June 22, 1935, in Waukegan, she married William J. Reidy Sr. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Survivors include her four children, William (Janet) Reidy of Romeoville, Robert (Dolly) Reidy of McHenry, Kathleen (Philip) Fleming of Johnsburg and John (Joan) Reidy of Johnsburg; 19 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and nine brothers and sisters. Family and friends will meet for a 10:30 a.m. funeral Mass Thursday, July 27, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2302 W. Church St., Johnsburg. The Rev. Gerald Watt, C.R., will officiate. Interment will be in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to Season's Hospice, 606 Potter Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016. For information, call Colonial Funeral Home at (815) 385-0063.

Reifenrath, Margaret Kathleen
Margaret Kathleen (Coudayre) Reifenrath - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 2009 - Margaret Kathleen (Coudayre) Reifenrath, born on Sept. 28, 1926, in Pueblo, and passed away on Dec. 9, 2009, in Denver, Colo. Margaret attended St. Francis Xavier Elementary School in Pueblo and graduated from Pueblo Catholic High School in 1945. She attended the Seton School of Nursing in Colorado Springs and left to marry the county treasurer of Cripple Creek, Colo., J.W. Reifenrath in 1949. They lived in Cripple Creek, Colo., until their first child was born and moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., where they resided for over 50 years. In 2007, she moved to Denver to be near her daughter, Christine. Margaret was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, where she volunteered her time after her retirement from Penrose Hospital admissions department. Prior to her working at Penrose, she worked for Weight Watchers. Margaret enjoyed family gatherings and socializing with her many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.W. ' Bill'  Reifenrath Jr.; and son, J.W. Reifenrath III; her parents, Victor and Mabel Coudayre; and the following siblings: Victor J. Coudayre, Leo C. Coudayre, Dorothy M. Lynch, Gertrude F. Siegle; and niece, Geraldine Trevithick-Boling. Margaret is survived by her daughter, Christine M. Reifenrath of Denver; and brother, James B. (Patricia) Coudayre, Las Vegas, Nev.; daughter-in-law, Suzanne (Larry) Mowrey, Crook, Colo.; grandchildren, Laura (Antonio) Reifenrath of Spain, Mark (Michelle) Reifenrath and unborn great-grandchild of Fort Collins, Colo.; nieces, Kathleen Smith of Denver, Juleen Dellacroce of Colorado Springs, Georgine Masciotra, Virginia O' Donnell and Mary Johanna Spicola, all of Pueblo; nephews, James F. Siegle of Windsor, Colo., James Jeffrey Coudayre of Las Vegas, Nev., Victor W. Coudayre and Tom C. Coudayre of California. Numerous great-nieces and great-nephews survive. She also is survived by special friends, Aileen and Wilbur Doran and Lucille Serena of Pueblo; and high school friends, LaVonne Shonk, Margaret Stoddard, Gladys Brooks, Gloria Steele and Lucy Gettler. A memorial Mass will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Colorado Springs. A private inurnment will take place at a later date. The family will greet friends in the church hall following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Corpus Christi School Fund, 2318 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO, 80907, or to the American Association of Ex-POWs, 3201 E. Pioneer Parkway #40, Arlington, TX, 76010.

Reigenborn, Ellen Mae
Ellen Mae Reigenborn - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 2012 - Ellen Mae Reigenborn, age 84, born Sept. 6, 1927, in Sedgwick County, Colo., to James and Emma Hemmerle Dolan, passed away July 3, 2012, in Sterling, Colo. Ellen married Joseph Reigenborn on Sept. 6, 1946, in Julesburg, Colo. They had four children. She is survived by her children, Carol Lauer and husband, Larry of Iliff, Alan Reigenborn and wife, Jean of Kearney, Neb., and Clark Reigenborn and wife, Lori of Pueblo. Grandmother of Lareen (George) Knezevich, Pueblo, Melani (Jeff) Rohr of Henderson, Tamara (Chris) Roth and Nathan Lauer of Iliff, Lyndee (Scott) Belina of Seattle, Wash., Daena (Tim) Thalken of Omaha, Neb., Erin (Brad) Kraus of Oceanside, Calif., and Jamie and J.C. Reigenborn of Pueblo. Great-grandmother of Katie, Aubrie and Jordan Knezevich; Molli, Max and Mia Nava; Penelope Rohr; Caleb, Annalise and Grady Roth; Bethany, Brody and Issac Belina; Josie and Sadie Thalken; Kendyl and Colton Kraus. She also is survived by her brothers, Don Dolan and Ron (Marcie) Dolan; and nieces, Callie and Catie Dolan of Sedgwick; and nephews, Jim and Dan Bartels of California. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe; her parents; her sister, Joanne Bartels; her son, Garry Reigenborn; and granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Reigenborn. She worked at the Sedgwick Post Office until she and Joe moved to Pueblo in 1968. After moving to Pueblo, she worked at Goodwill Industries, Schwabach Candy Co. and retired from the federal government as a Civil Service examiner. She loved playing cards and enjoyed many gambling trips with family and friends. She was an avid bowler and she served as the secretary of the City Employees Bowling League for many years. She loved the Rockies and the Broncos. Services have been held. Memorials may be made in Ellen's name to Laradon Hall, 5100 Lincoln St., Denver, CO 80216 or to Hospice of the Plains, 1017 W. Seventh, Wray, CO 80758. Austin-Tennant Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Reigenborn, Gerald
Gerald "Garry" Reigenborn - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 2011 - Gerald "Garry" Reigenborn, 58, of Pueblo and formerly of Sedgwick, died March 10, 2011, in Canon City. A Christian burial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, at Sedgwick Cemetery in Sedgwick, with Father Joseph Tran officiating. Mr. Reigenborn was born June 27, 1952, to Joseph Reigenborn and Ellen Mae Dolan Reigenborn in Julesburg. He is survived by his mother, Ellen Mae Reigenborn of Sterling; sister, Carol Lauer and husband, Larry of Iliff; brother, Alan Reigenborn and wife, Jean of Kearney, Neb.; brother, Clark Reigenborn and wife, Lori of Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Reigenborn. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in his name. Arrangements, Holt Funeral Home, Canon City.

Reilly, Lori A.
Lori A. Reilly - Journal-Advocate - June 28, 2006 - Lori A. Reilly, 38, of Elmwood Park, Ill., passed away June 21, 2006, in Chicago at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The wake was held June 23, 2006, at Peterson Funeral Home. Mass was held at 9:30 a.m. June 24 at Saint Giles Church in Oak Park, Ill. Interment followed at The Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Chicago. Lori was born Sept. 15, 1967, in Sterling to Ronald R. and Linda M. Griess. She attended Sterling schools and graduated in 1985. She attended Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., graduating in 1989. She also attended Loyola Law School in Chicago and graduated in 1992. On May 17, 1997, Lori married Brian L. Reilly in Chicago. Lori is survived by her husband, Brian, and daughter, Maura Grace. Also surviving is mother-in-law Patricia Reilly and families, her father, Ronald R. and stepmother Mary; mother, Linda M. Griess; and sisters, Sandra Griess and Cherie L. Brungardt and Roger of Sterling; and a brother, Randy A. Griess and Joan of Odessa, Texas; nephews, Andrew and Alex Griess of Odessa, Collin and Skyler Brungardt of Sterling; nieces, Crystal Griess and Rachelle Brungardt of Sterling; numerous nieces and nephews in Chicago; She is also survived by her aunts and uncles, Wayne and Nelda Lee Griess of Fort Morgan, Don and Arlene Kinney of Aurora, Jim and Ruth Griess of Greeley, Morris and Dorthey Griess, Susie Davis, Lloyd and Betty Souders and John Griess, all of Sterling, Raymond and Barbara Griess of Peetz, Fayola Griess of Draper, Utah, Leonard and Judy Jones of El Centro, Calif., Barbara and Armando Baray of Brush, Nancy and Gene Rohleder of Apache Junction, Ariz., Shirley and Mike Adams of Palm Desert, Calif., Marlene and Jerry Skrzynear of Walsenburg, Darlene and Lynn Harnly of Westminster, Bob and Elaine Jones of Merino and Loretta and Kenneth Maxwell of Merino. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ed and Ida Griess and Leonard and Josephine Jones. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Y-Me Illinois, 203 N. Wabash, Suite 1220, Chicago, IL 60601.

Reimer, Christiane
Christiane Reimer - Pueblo Chieftain - February 5, 2009 - Christiane Reimer, 52, died Jan. 21, 2009, in Pueblo. Born July 27, 1956, in Pueblo, to Jack Gene and Priscilla Kettering Campbell. Christiane is survived by her husband, Patrick; brothers, Kerry Campbell of Pueblo and Sandy (Heidi) Campbell of Centennial, Colo.; nephew, Kent Campbell; niece, Grace Campbell of Centennial, Colo.; and numerous cousins. A dog lover, Christie bred and showed purebred collies for more than 30 years. She was actively involved in the Southern Colorado Kennel Club. She also taught canine obedience classes for the local 4-H and often visited health care facilities using her pets as therapy dogs. A 1974 graduate of Centennial High School, she was a gifted writer and storyteller. She wrote for several entertainment publications in Pueblo and Colorado Springs during the 1980s. In recent years, she frequently wrote for many music Web sites, particularly ones devoted to Led Zeppelin. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following the service. Please make memorial contributions to the rescue group of your choice.

Reimer, Patrick J.
Patrick J. ' Pat'  Reimer - Pueblo Chieftain - September 9, 2012 - Patrick J. ' Pat'  Reimer, age 63, of Pueblo, on Aug. 29, 2012. Licensed real estate appraiser and partner of Colorado Realty Reports. He served in the U.S. Air Force. Pat was an avid Denver Broncos fan, loved to cook and had a beautiful baritone singing voice. His warmth, humor and ready smile will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his sister, Mary Cay (Burt) Hollen; brothers-in-law, Sandy Campbell, Kerry Campbell; and wife's cousin, Rob Kettering. Pat' s wife, Christiane (Campbell) Reimer, passed away in 2009; also predeceased by his parents and brother. To honor Pat's memory, please show someone a random act of kindness.

Rein, Ronnie
Ronnie Rein - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 2012 - Ronnie Rein, 64, passed away July 18, 2012. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2012, at Halouska Funeral Home, 321 Main, Fowler, Colo. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2012, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Fifth Street and Grant Avenue, Fowler.

Reininger, Irene I.
Irene I. Reininger - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 2009 - Irene I. Reininger was born Dec. 25, 1911, and passed away Aug. 24, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Reininger. Survived by her stepdaughter, Sharon (John) McGraw; nephews, Bob (Pat) McClelland and William (Sharon) McClelland; nieces, Debra Alcon and Myrnamarie (Duane) Brooks; numerous great-nieces, great- nephews, other relatives; and her companions, Spookie, the cat, and Goldie, the dog. Irene retired as an inspector with the CF&I after 30 years of service, loved animals, and was a wonderful caretaker for her family. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made in her memory to Animal Welfare through the funeral home office. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Reinke, Gavin B.
Gavin B. Reinke - Colorado Springs Gazette - May 6, 2006 - Pueblo Soldier Killed During 2nd Iraq Tour - Wife Told Sergeant Died Aiding Others - Denver - An Army soldier from Pueblo on his second tour of duty in Iraq was killed this week when a roadside bomb exploded near his military vehicle, family and the Department of Defense said Friday. Staff Sgt. Gavin B. Reinke, 32, was one of two soldiers who died after the explosion Thursday in Baghdad. Also killed was Spc. Bryan L. Quinton, 24, of Sand Springs, Okla. Both men were assigned to the 5th Engineer Battalion, 1st Engineer Brigade at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Reinke' s wife, Carole Reinke, said she was told her husband died while trying to help fellow soldiers whose Humvee had been hit by an explosive moments earlier. ' That' s exactly the kind of person he was,'  Reinke said from her home in Saint Robert, Mo., where she lives with their 3-year-old daughter, Kayleigh. ' He was an amazing man. As a friend, as a father, as a husband, and it carried over to being a soldier.'  She said her husband wasn' t an outgoing person, but once people got to know him, he would do anything to help them. When they lived on base, he would take the time to mow the lawn of his neighbor, a single mother, when he had finished his own, she said. ' Everybody that knows him is just as proud as they can be of what he did,'  Reinke said. Gavin Reinke was born in New Jersey, but his family moved to Pueblo in 1980, his father, Scott Reinke, said. He graduated from Central High School and joined the military in 1996. Carole Reinke said he loved his job and wanted to stay in the Army for at least 20 years. His second tour had begun in November.

Reish, Marion D.
Marion D. Reish - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 2010 - Marion D. Reish. Services for Lamar resident, Marion Reish, 87, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Lamar First Presbyterian Church. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Born Oct. 1, 1922, to Chauncy E. and Orta M. (Simpson) Tipton in Lamar, Colo., and went to be with her Lord on April 24, 2010. Survived by her husband, Ebbie of Lamar; sons, Ed (Barbara) Reish of Casper, Wyo., Bill (Beverly) Reish of Cody, Wyo., and Don (Terri) Reish of Canon City, Colo.; nine grandchildren; 21 great- and great-great-grand children.

Reiter, Michael LeRoy
Lt. Cmdr. (Ret.) Michael LeRoy Reiter - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2009 - Lt. Cmdr. (Ret.) Michael LeRoy Reiter, 66, USN, Port Orchard, Wash., died peacefully at home on June 23, 2009, following a long illness. At the time of his passing, he was surrounded by his loving family and his first wife and caregiver, Patricia Jones. Born on Dec. 22, 1942, Mike was raised in Pueblo, Colo. Following graduation from Pueblo County High School, where he was a nose guard on the Hornets' football team, he joined the U.S. Navy. Mike's decision, to serve his country and see the world, would pave the way to a lifelong career. He was a limited duty officer (administration), serving the Navy for more than 30 years, from July 19, 1961, through Dec. 1, 1991, successfully advancing to hold every rank from seaman recruit to lieutenant commander. Such ascendancy in rank, rare by naval standards then and now, placed him in an honored group, known as "mustang" in military circles. He served on three major Pacific staffs and had two tours of duty in Washington, D.C., on the personal staffs of chief of naval operations, first with Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr. and then with Admiral James Holloway. He was personal staff to Chief of Naval Personnel Admiral Jeremy Boorda, who later became chief of naval operations. Boorda was the first enlisted sailor in U.S. Naval history to rise through the ranks to the position of chief of naval operations. Mike had great respect for Admiral Boorda and their shared experience. Mike's service at sea included duty aboard several ship types including destroyers and attack troop transports. He always felt his most rewarding tour was aboard the USS Constellation (CV 64), where he served as ship's secretary and personnel officer from March 1978 until February 1980. The Constellation can be seen today at Bremerton Naval Ship Yard. The most devastating assignment Mike had was during the height of the Vietnam conflict while serving aboard the USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754). In the early morning hours of June 3, 1969, on the South China Sea, the Frank E. Evans was cut in two by a collision with the Royal Australian Navy aircraft carrier, Melbourne. At least a third of the Frank E. Evans sank almost immediately resulting in 74 officers and enlisted personnel being lost at sea. He always would say that it was an act of God that he survived. In his 30 years of naval service, Mike earned three Meritorious Service Medals, two Navy Commendation Medals, two Navy Achievement Medals and various service and campaign medals and ribbons. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Frank L. Reiter and Doris L. (Goins) Reiter, both of Pueblo; his infant son, Patrick LeRoy; and a sister, Karen James of McPherson, Kan., Jan Alston, an aunt, of Florence, Colo. He is survived by his wife, MarDel (Hansey) Reiter of Salt Lake City, Utah, who was a big help in caring for him with his illness; his children, Pamela K. Reiter of Costa Mesa, Calif., and Shawn (Sylvia) Reiter of Port Orchard, Wash.; his first wife, Patricia, of 22 years, mother of Pamela, Shawn and Patrick LeRoy Reiter, became his caregiver during the last two years. He also is survived by his brother, Gary (Arlene) Reiter of Westcliffe, Colo., and two aunts, Betty Sturdevant and Jean Leo of Portland, Ore. He also leaves behind three grandchildren, Cory and Colin Nichols, Travis Reiter; his uncle, Charles Reiter of Pueblo, Colo., and numerous nieces and nephews. Mike enjoyed all of his family very much and felt they were the greatest blessing he had in life. He also enjoyed woodworking and sports, especially basketball. Mike completed several marathons, finishing the Honolulu Marathon in 4:10, his personal best. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him and fondly remembered. Visitation, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., June 27, 2009, at the Lewis Funeral home in Bremerton, Wash., followed by the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Missionary Fund.

Reliford, Jeannie Mae
Jeannie Mae Reliford - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2011 - Jeannie Mae Reliford, 30, passed away June 15, 2011. She was preceded in death by her father, Lugene Reliford; and by her sister, Sherle Watson. Survived by her daughters, Valshima and Vanika White; mother, Hattie Watson, Pueblo, Colo.; brothers and sisters, Alice L. (Arnold) Thomas, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Janet Y. Watson, Harkers Heights, Texas; Stevetta Crump, Pueblo, Colo.; Stene Denetta (Dante) Whittaker, Talladega, Ala.; Delores J. Buckner, Leavenworth, Kan.; Tommie O. (John) Hardy, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Steve Dean Watson Jr., Pueblo; Eldoris A. Watson, Killeen, Texas; Carl D. Watson, Terre Haute, Ind.; and Edward E. Watson, Dallas, Texas. She also is survived by her brothers, Mandell Reliford and Elton Reliford, both of Colorado Springs, and Jean-Paul (Virginia) Prentice of California; sister, Tammy (Steve) Reliford of Denver; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Jeannie attended Pastor Curlie Mangram' s Mercy and Peace Gospel Fellowship. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Southwest Church of Christ, with interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Renck, Basil Allyn
Basil Allyn Renck - Pueblo Chieftain - June 7, 2009 - Basil Allyn Renck was born in 1922, in Rush, Colo., and passed away June 5, 2009, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine; his parents, Robert Rae Renck and Maude Mae Stringham Renck; and brothers, Herbert, Austin, Bryce and Owen. Survived by daughters, Peggy (Stan) Blush, Oceanside, Calif., and Ruth (Sam) Bole, Colorado Springs, Colo.; grandchildren, Major Michael (Suzette) Bole, USAF of Shiloh, Ill., and Major Scott (Ashlie) Bole, USAF of Lubbock, Texas, Alisha (Ryan) Camana, Santa Ana, Calif., and Katie Blush, Henderson, Nev.; great-grandchildren, Logan and Alyssa Bole, Shiloh, Ill.; sisters, Roberta Schneider, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Beverly (Merle) Spencer, Security, Colo.; brothers, Paul (Norma) Renck, Pueblo, Tommy (Gay) Renck, St. George, Utah, and Leslie (Debbie) Renck, Colorado Springs, Colo. Basil served in the U.S. Army during World War II, retired from the CF&I Steel Mill, and was a member of BPOE No. 90 in Pueblo. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, followed by cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Home Front Cares, a support organization for families of deployed troops in the Pikes Peak Region, or the Salvation Army, both through the funeral home office. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Renck, Olive Marie
Olive Marie Renck - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2010 - Olive Marie Renck, 90, passed away March 6, 2010, at home. Olive was born May 1, 1919, in Quinter, Kan., to Edward and Elizabeth (Ebeling) Elliott. Olive moved to Canon City at an early age with her family. When the family moved to Hall' s Station, Olive met the love of her life, Herbert Renck. They were married on May 1, 1937, in Pueblo. They enjoyed almost 60 years of a loving and fun-filled life together until his death. Olive lived in Pueblo from 1937 to 1960 then moved back in 1983. In between, they resided in Denver and Parker. Olive worked as an LPN in Pueblo and Denver. Later, she was a librarian at a school in Parker. Olive was a great cook and enjoyed doing crafts. She made quilts and Afghans for the family. She was a member of Adriance Methodist Church, serving on the board there. She was a member of the Rebecca' s and extension clubs in Pueblo and the Parker Lions Riding Club. Her greatest joy was being surrounded by family and friends. She was predeceased in death by Herbert; her parents; her sister, Esther (Robert) Maybon; her brother, Fred (Marie) Elliott; her in-laws, Robert and Maude Renck; and son-in-law, Gary Stout. She is survived by her children, Barbara Stout and Edward (Linda Sue) Renck of Pueblo and Roger (Barbara) Renck of Colorado Springs; Barbara' s children, Doug Stout, Mark (Debra) Stout, Janet (Steve) Pogar, Kristi (Jeff) Compton and Kari (Jason) Turner; Roger' s children, Rebecca Renck, Bob (Jeanne) Renck and Debbie Renck; Edward' s children, Tracy (Sandy) Renck and Troy (Leahann) Renck; Barbara' s grandchildren, Dusty (Luke) Bond, Brock (Nicole) Stout, Bryce Stout, Bailei Stout, Marshall Stout, Logan Stout, Christopher (Adriana) Pogar, Ryan Compton, Erin Compton, Sean Compton, Jason Turner and Jacob Turner; Roger' s grandchildren, Amanda Moody, Cord (Dana) Moody, Rachel Moody, Kyle Moody, Mike (Beth) Richardson and Sean (Kirby) Richardson; Edward' s grandchildren, Lauren, Tyler, Dagin and Braden Renck; Barbara' s great-grandchildren, Delaney Stout, Kailey and Luke Bond; Roger' s great-grandchildren, Morgan, Mallory, Truett and Riley Richardson. She also is survived by sisters-in- law, Beverly Spencer, Roberta Schneider, Helen, Norma, Gay and Deb Renck; brothers- in-law, Merle Spencer, Paul, Tommy and Leslie Renck; and many nieces and nephews. Cremation has occurred. A Celebration of Life and a reunion-like gathering will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at the Olde Towne Carriage House at the Riverwalk, 102 S. Victoria Ave. Olive loved to have people together having fun. Remembrances may be made to Paws For Life, P.O. Box 11208, Pueblo, 81001 or to the charity of your choice.

Renck, William A.
William A. Renck - Pueblo Chieftain - January 28, 2009 - William A. Renck was born Dec. 29, 1919, and passed away Jan. 25, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers. Survived by his wife, Helen Renck; children, P.W. (Carol) Renck and Robert (Deborah) Renck, both of Pueblo, and Richard (Marge) Renck, Apex, N.C. Also survived by seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; four brothers, two sisters, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. William served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and retired from the ABEX Corp. He was a member of BPOE No. 90, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 145 and was an avid fisherman. He also was a member of Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church, where a memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2009. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, the American Cancer Society, Colorado Boys Ranch, or the American Heart Association, all through the funeral home office. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Rendon, Cynthia Anne
Cynthia Anne Rendon - Pueblo Chieftain - January 3, 2012 - Cynthia Anne Rendon, 57, passed away peacefully at her home in Pueblo, Colo., on Jan. 1, 2012, surrounded by loved ones. Cynthia was born on April 23, 1954, in Evansville, Ind. In 1973, she graduated from St. Charles High School, St. Charles, Mo. She married her high school sweetheart, Neal, in 1975, and they moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where she enjoyed fishing and the beauty of the Great Land. In 1983, she moved to Colorado where she acquired her beloved Arabian horse, Cheval, and began the journey of riding dressage. She successfully showed him for many years ' ”culminating with a fourth level ride at the Arabian Nationals. In 2007, she moved to Pueblo and became part of the Shamash Ariel Congregation family. At her new home, she found the peace and joy of new family and friends. She enjoyed traveling and was a wonderful photographer, with her work appearing in various publications. She forever will be remembered by those that loved her for her joy of life, her love of fine wine, and her generous spirit. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Neal Howard. Survived by her mother and father, Elva and John Santos of Albuquerque, N.M.; four sisters, Esther Running of Okarche, Okla., Norma Pinon of Albuquerque, Rachel (Tom) Wright of the Philippines and Pam (Bill) Taber of Wasilla, Alaska; and brother Larry Rendon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shamash Ariel. Memorial service, 2 p.m. today, Shamash Ariel, 2612 S. Prairie. Interment to follow at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Rendon-Cornelio, Ignacio
Ignacio Rendon-Cornelio - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 2011 - Ignacio Rendon-Cornelio, 32, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 20, 2011. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lucio Cornelio-Rendon, Lucio Rendon-Crecencio and Petra Neri-Dominga. Ignacio is survived by his loving wife, Tina Rendon-Cornelio; son, Diego Jesus Rendon; stepchildren, Alyssa and James Hopkins; father, Baldomero (Martimiana) Rendon-Neri; mother, Eusebia Cornelio-Roque; brothers, Daniel and Onesimo Rendon-Cornelio; sisters, Isabel Rendon-Cornelio and Isidro Remijo-Cantuc; grandmother, Rietila Roque; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Renkemeyer, Robert
Robert Renkemeyer - Colorado Springs Gazette 2-9-1989 - Pueblo Explosion Kills Man at Airport Industrial Park/ Pressure Kettle's Lid Blasts Through Roof - Pueblo - An equipment consultant was killed Wednesday evening when a "giant pressure cooker" being tested at a Kaiser plant exploded, projecting its lid through the roof, authorities said. Three other workers in the Kaiser Space Products building escaped unhurt, authorities said. The explosion occurred at 6:30 p.m. in the structure at the Airport Industrial Park. The victim was identified as Robert Renkemeyer, 66, of Pensacola, Fla., said Pueblo County Coroner James Kramer. Renkemeyer was standing near a hydroclave, which is a steam-driven pressure kettle used for curing aerospace parts, when it exploded, and "the lid blew off," said Kaiser President Bill Sidney. Pueblo Fire Department spokesman Charlie Stimmel said the 14,000-pound lid blasted through the roof and landed in a parking lot 50 or 60 feet away. The west and south walls of the building also were blown out. "It's impossible to know how the pressure vessel blew up," Sidney told a group of Kaiser workers who swarmed around his car. Stimmel said, "The pressure vessel had 1,000 pounds per square inch of pressure and was being fed 310-degree steam when it blew. Right now we're thinking it was some type of pressure buildup." He emphasized that the accident was not caused by a natural gas explosion. Earlier, Pueblo police Sgt. Robert Williams had reported that the object launched through the roof was a rocket nose cone. Sidney said Renkemeyer was a representative of the company that built the hydroclave. "It was the first time we ran it (the hydroclave) at full pressure," he said. Pueblo County sheriff's deputy Richard Bregar, one of the first to arrive at the scene, said, "What an eerie feeling . . . it just shook your whole body. I heard the explosion and saw the south walls of the building fall down." The Kaiser plant was built at a cost of approximately $5 million. Investigators said about half the plant was damaged. In addition to the manufacturing area, some of the administrative offices were damaged.

Renoux, Beverly Ann
Beverly Ann Renoux - Pueblo Chieftain - January 5, 2012 - Beverly Ann Renoux, born to Earl and Antoinette Ross in May of 1945 in Canon City, passed away Jan. 3, 2012, in Pueblo from heart failure. She was married to Ronald K. Renoux on Aug. 1, 1970, in Florence. Beverly graduated from Florence High School in 1963, and later worked as a bank teller. She was preceded in death by her parents and cousins, Jerry and Jean Halbrook; sister-in-law, Colleen Ross; and mother-in-law, Lucille Renoux. She is survived by her husband, Ron; brothers, John and Richard Ross; nephews and niece, Richard P. Ross, William M. Ross, Shawna (Tony) Roberts; cousins, Fred and Joann Adams and their children, Carol and Keith Holland and family; father-in-law, Kenneth Renoux; brother-in-law, Conrad Renoux; also numerous aunts, uncles, other family and good friends, Irene and Felix Gonzales. Beverly enjoyed giving at Christmas time, watching her soap operas, reading and the word game Jumble. Viewing, noon Saturday, followed by funeral service at 1 p.m., both at Imperial Funeral Home, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to PAWS through the funeral home office.

Renoux, Kenneth Lucien
Kenneth Lucien Renoux - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 2012 - Kenneth Lucien Renoux, 89, passed away April 9, 2012. Late of Sharmar Nursing Home and Wynwood Assisted Living. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Lucille; parents, Lucien and Minnie Renoux; sisters, Marguerite Haling and Lorraine Hall. Survived by sister, Louise Renoux; sons, Conrad and Ronald Renoux; grandchildren, Matt (Kelly) Renoux and Karen Renoux; great-grandchildren, Kimber, Andrew and Leah Doering and Sonnett Renoux. Born and raised on the Mesa/Avondale and Blende area, he graduated from Pleasant View School. Later in life, he received a law degree in 1968. He worked at H&B, then enlisted in the Army, serving in World War II with the 13th Armored Division ETO. He also worked at the WA Wills Ford dealership, Martin Co. of Denver as a parts and equipment manager and at the Pueblo Ordnance Depot. He traveled over 1 million miles for and retired from the Air Force ADC in Colorado Springs. Ken was a life member of the American Legion Post 2 and NARFE Chapter 118. Ken also was a private pilot, an avid reader and could light up anyone' s day just by his smile. He loved his trips to Cripple Creek and made friends anywhere he went. Thanks to and donations in lieu of flowers to Frontier Hospice. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Monday, April 16, Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Renoux, Lucille F.
Lucille F. Renoux - Pueblo Chieftain - March 5, 2009 - Lucille F. Renoux, 86, of Pueblo, passed away March 2, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, Conrad and Elizabeth Wawrcyczny. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Kenneth Renoux; sons, Conrad (Glenda), Ronald (Beverly); grandchildren, Karen Renoux, Mathew (Kelly) Renoux; three great-grandchildren, Kimber, Andrew and Leah Doering; brother, Conrad (Sally) Wawrcyczny; sister, Elizabeth (Orris) Collins; sisters-in-law, Margurite Haling and Lorraine Hall; also numerous nieces and nephews. Lucille worked at PDA for several years as assistant to the adjutant, retiring when her health failed. She also was a member of NARFE. Cremation has taken place. As per her wishes, an immediate family service will be held. Donations may be made to Meals on Wheels through the funeral home in Lucille's name. Family will receive visitors after 4 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2009, at 2102 Chatalet B, off of Surfwood.

Rensink, Randall Ray
Randall Ray Rensink - Trinidad Times Independent - February 12, 2010 - On Feb. 10, 2010, Randall Ray Rensink (59) passed away from natural causes at Spring Branch Hospital in Houston, Texas. Randall was born Dec. 19, 1950, in Waterloo, Iowa to Howard and Lorraine Rensink. He is survived by his mother Lorraine Rensink of Marshall, Minn.; brother, Joel and spouse, Sandy Rensink of Minneapolis, Minn.; five children, Karen and spouse, Dean Rainville of Trinidad, Teresa Rensink of Trinidad, Ryan and spouse, Esmeralda Rensink of Farmington, N.M. and Morgan and spouse, Erin Thomas of Trinidad. He has also left behind six grandchildren and numerous friends and family. Randall' s final resting place will be Boyden, Iowa. He is loved and will be missed by all. Memorial Service will held Saturday, Feb. 27, at 1 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Private inurnment at a later date. Arrangements made under the directions of the Comi Funeral Home.

Rensink, Teresa Jeanne
Teresa Jeanne Rensink - Trinidad Times Independent - February 4, 2012 -Teresa Jeanne Rensink, 36, died Jan. 26, 2012. Teresa was born April 9, 1975, in Tracy, Minn., and was a 1993 Trinidad High School graduate. An artistic, beautiful, fragile and precious girl, Teresa was dearly loved and will be missed by those whose lives she touched. She was preceded in death by her brother, Derek; her maternal grandfather, Howard Nelson; her paternal grandfather, Howard Rensink; and her father, Randall Rensink. Teresa is survived by her mother, Marlene Rensink; three sisters, Karen Rainville, Meredith Sagardi and Morgan Thomas; her brother, Ryan Rensink; her paternal grandmother, Lorraine L. Rensink; her maternal grandmother Lorraine V. ' Enie'  Nelson, her great-aunt, Mari Willert; and three nieces and four nephews. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 4 at Harry R. Sayre Senior Center followed by private inurnment at a later date under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Renteria, Daryl James
Daryl James Renteria - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 2013 - Daryl James Renteria, 35, of Pueblo. Cremation has taken place. Private family service.

Renzelman, Eleanor M.
Eleanor M. Renzelman - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2010 - Eleanor M. Renzelman, 87, passed away Dec. 26, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur H. Renzelman; two sisters; and her parents, Murl and Minnie Farnsworth. Survived by her sister, Alice L. Butler of Pueblo; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Eleanor was a schoolteacher for 30 years at Lakeview Elementary School and was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church. Graveside service, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Last Supper Mausoleum at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Assistance League of Pueblo, 331 E. Fourth St., Pueblo, CO 81001. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Repinski, Brian Edward Sr.
Brian Edward Repinski Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2009 - Brian Edward Repinski Sr., 28, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 28, 2009. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Edward J. Repinski and Raymond K. Foulk; and great- grandparents, Edward R. and Harriet Repinski. Brian is survived by his loving wife of four years, Jennifer; four- year-old son, Brian Jr.; and his two-year-old daughter, Taylor; also survived by his father, Calvin Repinski; mother, LaDonna (Jack) Neelan; grandmothers, Nancy Repinski and Betty LeVesque; sister, Lisa Repinski (Micah Wood); mother-in-law, Claudia Williams; father-in-law, Dr. J. Wesley (Kristina) Smith; and numerous brothers-in-law, sisters- in-law, aunts, uncles and relatives; Scott Reno, number one friend; and a host of other friends. Brian served in the Navy and he was an organ donor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Nancy Repinski, through the funeral home. Brian was a loving, caring, devoted husband and was adored and loved by his children. He was a great big brother who was always there to love and protect and laugh with his little sister. Brian, as an adult, was an inspiration to me to better my life and an honorable, loving son. He was greatly loved and will be sorely missed. We loved him with our whole hearts. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements under the direction of Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Repola, Christina
Christina 'Tina' Repola - Mountain Mail - September 28, 2010 - The family of William ' Bill'  & Christina ' Tina'  Repola will have graveside service for both of them on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Calvary Cemetery with Deacon Doug Manley officiating. William was born on August 11, 1918 in Walsenburg, CO to Vincenzo & Virgina Repola and passed away on August 9, 2009 in North Richland Hills, Texas. Christina was born on November 29, 1921 in Salida, CO to Emil & Flora Leo and passed away on July 29, 2010 in North Richland Hills, Texas. They were married on February 25, 1940 in Salida, CO. William served his country during WWII in the Army and was honorably discharged. They were residents of La Junta for a very long time. William was the branch manager for Pepsi Bottling Company in La Junta. Christina also worked for Pepsi as a bookkeeper, secretary. They both retired in 1978 and they moved to Salida, CO and resided there for 27 years. In 2005 they moved to the Fort Worth, Texas area where they lived for five years to be with their children Bob & Janet Repola. They are survived by their children, Sharon (Norm) Sheller of Las Vegas, NV; William (Kathy) Repola, Jr. of Las Vegas, NV; Bob (Janet) Repola of Fort Worth, TX; five grandchildren, Shane Repola, Gerry (Amanda) Repola, Susan (Adam) Prusinowski, Vincent (Kristen) Repola, and Jared (Renee) Repola; four great-grandchildren, Kendal & Jace Repola, Noe Lani & Skeeter Repola; and many other family members and friends also survive. They are preceded in death by their parents, and son, Vincent Repola who died in 1961. Arrangements are pending through Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home & Arkansas Valley Crematory.

Repola, William
William 'Bill' Repola - Mountain Mail - September 28, 2010 - The family of William ' Bill'  & Christina ' Tina'  Repola will have graveside service for both of them on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Calvary Cemetery with Deacon Doug Manley officiating. William was born on August 11, 1918 in Walsenburg, CO to Vincenzo & Virgina Repola and passed away on August 9, 2009 in North Richland Hills, Texas. Christina was born on November 29, 1921 in Salida, CO to Emil & Flora Leo and passed away on July 29, 2010 in North Richland Hills, Texas. They were married on February 25, 1940 in Salida, CO. William served his country during WWII in the Army and was honorably discharged. They were residents of La Junta for a very long time. William was the branch manager for Pepsi Bottling Company in La Junta. Christina also worked for Pepsi as a bookkeeper, secretary. They both retired in 1978 and they moved to Salida, CO and resided there for 27 years. In 2005 they moved to the Fort Worth, Texas area where they lived for five years to be with their children Bob & Janet Repola. They are survived by their children, Sharon (Norm) Sheller of Las Vegas, NV; William (Kathy) Repola, Jr. of Las Vegas, NV; Bob (Janet) Repola of Fort Worth, TX; five grandchildren, Shane Repola, Gerry (Amanda) Repola, Susan (Adam) Prusinowski, Vincent (Kristen) Repola, and Jared (Renee) Repola; four great-grandchildren, Kendal & Jace Repola, Noe Lani & Skeeter Repola; and many other family members and friends also survive. They are preceded in death by their parents, and son, Vincent Repola who died in 1961. Arrangements are pending through Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home & Arkansas Valley Crematory.

Repphun, Walter
Walter "Wally" Repphun - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 2011 - Wally Repphun departed this world on April 21, 2011, at the age of 84, after courageously fighting several medical problems. Wally's wife of 46 years, Peggy, preceded him to heaven on June 30, 1993. He was also preceded by a brother, Ron Hogan; a grandson, Nick Stilling; and a special brother, Neil Jones. He leaves behind four children, Larry, Teresa, Joy and Brady; seven grandchildren; and a rapidly growing number of great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three special brothers, Donald, Bobby and Kenny; and two other special ladies who helped him so much over the last difficult months of his life, Nanette and Sandi. Wally was born on July 11, 1926, in Sheboygan, Wis., and moved to the Lamar area at the age of 3. He grew up and attended schools in Lamar until enlisting in the Marines at age 17, where he proudly served his country during WWII in the South Pacific. Upon returning to Lamar in 1947 and marrying, he started his own painting business, continuing that until 1970 when they moved to Pueblo and he went to work at the State Hospital. He retired from there in 1993. Wally was a member of the Lamar and Pueblo Elks Lodges for over 60 years, serving as Exalted Ruler in 1966. Wally will always be remembered by anybody who had the privilege of knowing him as the most kind-hearted, giving man who would do anything for anybody. It is not a stretch of a statement to say that this man truly did make this world a better place because of his presence in it. He forever will be admired and respected in everyone's memories for the rest of their lives. Services will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson Ave., Pueblo.

ReQua, Georgia Rose
Georgia Rose Re Qua - Trinidad Times Independent - January 21, 2009 - Rose was born April 12, 1918 in Trinidad. She was the eldest of thirteen children born to George and Elsie Claflin. She married Clarence Re Qua in 1939 and, in 1941, became the mother to a son, jean, and 10 years later to daughter Vicki. For many years Rose and her family lived in Raton, where they owned and operated the A & W Root Beer Restaurant. It was during that time that she began Bible study, which eventually led to her dedication and baptism as one of Jehovah' s Witnesses April 29, 1974. She and her immediate family all shared the privilege of being dedicated servants of Jehovah, which brought her great joy. Rose loved gardening and due to recent failing health was limited in what she could do. She looked forward to a future time in a paradise earth where there will be no such limitations. Rose is survived by her son Jean and wife Judy; her daughter Vicki and husband Thomas; one brother, Bert Claflin, and sister Patricia Slaughter; five grandchildren, Kacey, Tyler, Mabry, Sean, Wyatt, and Morgan Re Qua, and Benjamin and Brian Bustamonte. She also leaves many cousins, nieces, nephews, and dear friends. We will miss our mother greatly and long for the day when Jehovah will wipe the tears from our eyes and death will be no more. Neither will morning, nor outcry, nor pain be anymore. We love you.

Resor, Margaret
Margaret Resor - Pueblo Indicator - July 22, 1933 - Mrs. Margaret Resor Passed Away - Word was received here of the death of Mrs. Margaret Resor, which occurred at Sydney, Australia, May 24, last where she went to visit a son. Mrs. Resor resided for many years in Pueblo and was in her 90th year when she died. The remains were cremated and the ashes strewn over her garden at her home in Sydney. She was a woman of remarkable force of character, highly cultured and was esteemed and respected by all who knew her. The family residence here was in the 1100 block on Evans avenue.

Retherford, Ted. D.
Ted. D. Retherford - Cortez Journal - November 22, 2007 - Ted. D. Retherford was born in Mehan, Okla., July 7, 1926, to Hank and Mary Retherford. He moved to Colorado with his parents and three brothers when he was 13 years old. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Maxcine and six children: Karen (Harold) Saiz of Trinidad, Colo., Gary of Aztec, N.M., Richard (Carol) of Lehighton, Penn., Jan Nichols (Ron) of Dove Creek, Keenan (Debby) of Palmer, Ark., and Kim of Wasilla, Ark. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, brother Gene and many nieces and nephews. Ted served our country in the Navy before farming in Pleasant View for 20 years, and then ranched in Allison before spending 20 years in Alaska working on TransAlaska Pipeline. He retired and moved to Grand Junction, Colo., in 1988. Ted passed away at St. Mary' s Hospital in Grand Junction on Nov. 17, 2007, after a short illness. There will be graveside services at Sylvan Cemetery at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007.

Rettberg, H. O.
H. O. Rettberg - Central City Weekly Register-Call - October 17, 1879 - Hon. H. O. Rettberg, for many years one of the leading citizens of Pueblo, died recently. He was one of the oldest and most respected citizens of the southern metropolis.

Reuss, Erwin A.
Erwin A. Reuss - Pueblo Chieftain - May 2, 1974 - Erwin A. Reuss of 1814 Independence passed away Wednesday afternoon. He was the husband of Mrs., Ida Reuss of the family home and father of Mrs. Sandra Anzlovar, Pueblo; Mrs. Dorothy Lake, California; Fred Summers, Colorado Springs, and Junior Reuss, Johnson City, Tenn. He was the son of Mrs. Viola Reuss, Gardner, Colo., and grandfather of Terry Reuss, Pueblo. He also had eight other grandchildren. Mr. Reuss was an employe of the Pueblo Army Depot for 24 years, retiring three years ago. He had been a resident of Pueblo for 25 years. Funeral arrangements later. May 3, 1974 - Erwin A. Reuss. Services, Valhalla Comer Garden Chapel, 10:30 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Claude Young, pastor, Temple Baptist Church, officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Reveille, Miguel
Miguel Reveille - Denver Evening Post - September 20, 1897 - Left Over - Saturday Night and Sunday Telegraphic Briefs - Trinidad, Colo. - The jury in the case of the people vs. Jose M. Lucero, Juan Pacheco, and Juan Archuleta, charged with the murder of Miguel Reveille, in April, 1896, returned a verdict of guilty.

Reyes, Ernesto P.
Ernesto P. Reyes - Pueblo Chieftain - October 9, 2012 - Ernesto P. Reyes, 81, passed away Oct. 7, 2012. Arrangements pending with Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Reyes, Henry G.
Henry G. Reyes - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 2013 - Henry G. Reyes, 83, went to eternal rest on Monday, March 25, 2013. Born on Oct. 3, 1929, in Rocky Ford, Colo., to Juan and Ramona Reyes. Preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and his son, Richard. Survived by the mother of his children, Florence Reyes; nine children, Henry ' Spook'  (Jane), Tom (Lynette), Cathy (Ron Yoder), Cindy, Robert, Debby, Paul, Ivan (Vicki) and Rebecca. He also was blessed with 20 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He is survived by three sisters and one brother. Henry was passionate about his culture and his heritage. At a very young age, he pioneered a Spanish-speaking program via radio in Rocky Ford, which led to a rewarding 40-plus-year career in radio broadcasting. He loved ' La musica Mexicana.'  He also was very active in the political arena, always looking for any means to improve/expose the advancement of the Hispanic community. As such, he actively ran for Otero County treasurer, which was his introduction to his political career. As a pillar of the Pueblo community, he served two terms as city councilman and was the first Mexican-American elected as the president of the City Council. He was instrumental in educating the community in the Hispanic culture, which led to the foundation of the Sister-City program between Pueblo, Colo., and Puebla, Mexico. One of Henry's proudest accomplishments was dedicating a specific day to honor the Hispanic culture during the Colorado State Fair, known as Fiesta Day. Some of the many awards he received were: Mexican-American of the Year, Pueblo Community College Hall of Fame, Latino Chamber Lifetime Achievement Award. He also was appointed as Civilian Aide to The Secretary of The U.S. Army under President Jimmy Carter. Henry lived a fruitful and very rewarding life as a joyful and loving individual. He will be truly missed. Henry would have said, ' Este no es un adios, si no, un hasta luego.'  (this is not goodbye, but rather an until then). En paz descanse. Rosary service, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, St. Francis Xavier; Mass, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with reception at Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: PHEF (Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation), Alzheimer's Association of Pueblo or Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Reyes, Joe John
Joe John Reyes - Pueblo Chieftain - October 7, 2011 - Joe John Reyes passed away Oct. 4, 2011. Survived by siblings, Joel (Cindy), Lorriane (Jim), Maria (Marty), Phil, Julian, Martha and Moses; children, Georgina (Sam), Sean (Letty), Frankie and Nicole; wife, Cheri. Memorial service, 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at AME Bethlehem Church, 1142 Pine.

Reyes, Jon R.
Jon R. Reyes - Trinidad Times Independent - April 28, 2012 - Jon R. Reyes, son, brother, godfather, hairstylist - Jon Reyes, 53, a long-time resident of Trinidad, has left his earthly cares to join beloved family members to be with God. Jon passed away Monday, April 23, 2012. Jon was born Oct. 23, 1958, in Trinidad. He moved back to Trinidad in 1995 to be with family members and to become a local business owner and contribute to the revitalization of downtown. Jon has been recognized by the Trinidad Historical Society for his renovation and historical preservation of the Riverside Drug Store building, now the Riverside Salon and the Riverside Bed & Breakfast. Jon not only served the local community as the owner and operator of the Riverside Salon, his clients spanned Southern Colorado and New Mexico with some clients coming from as far as Santa Fe. In addition to the salon, Jon owned and operated the Riverside Bed & Breakfast which gave him a strong sense of pride. Recently, a section of the building which Jon originally developed as a Bed and Breakfast has been used to house and support the disadvantaged. With the support of his friend and spiritual advisor Glen Mascarenas, rooms at the Riverside Bed & Breakfast have been offered to those who are in need of shelter and a caring hand. Jon was a loving son, brother and godfather. He loved the outdoors and all nature had to offer. He was an avid sportsman, who loved a quiet day fishing with his brothers on the Costa Pond and North Lake or hunting the elusive elk. Most of all he absolutely loved sharing the experience and adventure with his family and friends. Jon had a strong sense of family and, as the eldest of three brothers, assumed the role of leader, mentor and protector. Jon especially enjoyed sharing his love of the outdoors with his nephews, with whom he spent countless hours teaching and sharing the art, skill, safety and respect for all of God' s creatures. Jon had a strong sense of purpose and family, had a positive attitude, good sense of humor and an incredible zest for life. His second love was for the oceans where he spent a great deal of his youth surfing throughout southern California, Mexico and Hawaii. Jon was preceded in death by his grandparents, Raymond and Helen Reyes, Tal and Mary Micheliza and Aunt Dolly Reyes Martinez. He is survived by his parents John and Judy (Micheliza) Reyes; his brothers, Nick (Alicia) and Michael (Lisa) Reyes; his godson Jacob Raymond Reyes; his nieces and nephews, Wendy (Zamaripa) Reyes, Nichole Reyes, Daniel Reyes, Brandon Reyes and Shelly (Bill) Rimmer; his great-nephew William Rimmer; his aunts and uncles, Richard and Gerry Reyes, Joseph and Charlene Reyes, John Micheliza and Gerri and Joe DeAngelis; and numerous cousins. He is also survived by countless friends, especially Jim White, Debra Coulter and Glen Mascarenas. Jon was an influential part in the lives of so many people. He never wavered in his zest for life and his love for his family and friends was unconditional. Many people had the good fortune to have Jon as a part of their lives for many years. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Pallbearers are Daniel Reyes, Brandon Reyes, Jacob Reyes, Nick Reyes, Michael Reyes and Jim White. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, April 30, at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A rosary recitation will follow at 6 p.m. at Mullare-Murphy. A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow at a later date. In lieu of food or flowers, the family requests donations be made to Trout Unlimited, Purgatory River Anglers, Chapter 100, 2672 Espinoza St., Trinidad, CO 81082. The Reyes family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Reyes, Judy
Judy Reyes - Trinidad Times Independent - April 4, 2013 - Judy Reyes, a long-time resident of Trinidad, has left her earthly cares to join beloved family members to be with GOD. Judy was born in Trinidad May 15, 1941. She passed away Monday, April 1, 2013, at the age of 71. Judy spent her childhood in Trinidad and the surrounding area with her family. As a long-time resident and civic volunteer in the community she was immersed in the history and lineage of the town and its residents. As a young child she explored the surrounding areas with her sister Gerri DeAngelis and brother John Micheliza. Judy had a profound impact on everyone she came into contact with. She was an adorned mother and our guardian angel. She welcomed everyone into her home, her heart and her extended family. She cherished her grandchildren and showered them with unconditional love and always a comforting embrace. She along with John Reyes, devoted themselves to raising three young men Jon, Nick, and Mike, preparing them for a life of family, love and service. Judy was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother (Nana), sister, aunt and godmother. She loved to travel and explore the world and all it had to offer. She adored the mountains; especially Stonewall where she spent holidays and her free time creating a lifetime of memories for her family and friends. She loved a quiet day on her patio overlooking the Costa Ranch taking in the majesty of the mountains. Most of all she absolutely loved sharing in the experience and adventures of her family and friends. Judy had a strong sense of family and as the matriarch of the family she cherished every moment and guided them with her gentle wings. Judy especially enjoyed sharing her love and passion for travel and the outdoors with her grandchildren where she spent countless hours teaching and sharing the world' s wonders and respect for all of God' s gifts. Judy had a strong sense of purpose and family, a gentle and caring heart, and an incredible zest for life. Her second loves were the ocean and the full moon. She spent a great deal of time with her family in Laguna Beach, Calif., where she relished in the beautiful sunsets. Also, Many would receive those monthly calls asking, ' Is the moon shining at your house?'  connecting us all no matter how far apart we were. Judy was preceded in death by son Jon Reyes, parents Tal and Mary Micheliza and Raymond and Helen Reyes. Survivors are her brother John Micheliza, sister Gerri (Joe) DeAngelis, sons Nick (Alicia) and Michael (Lisa) Reyes, goddaughters Brittany DeCristino, and Cheyenne Arlint, grandchildren, Wendy (Zamaripa) Reyes, Nichole Reyes, Jacob Reyes, Brandon Reyes, Daniel Reyes, Shelly Rimmer, great grandson William Rimmer, nieces and nephews, Joe and Toni DeAngelis, and Cheryl and Kevin DeCristino. Also, Mikayla Arlint, her special young men, KJ and Mikey DeCristino, Christopher, Matthew, and Nicholas DeAngelis, and countless other cousins. She is also survived by countless friends, including Cleo Trujillo, Mary Helen Sandoval, Joe Dekleva, Glenn Davis, Tom and George Sanchez, the Incitti family, the Costa family, and the Mullen family from Maine. Judy was an influential part in the lives of so many people. She never wavered in her zest for life and her love for her family and friends was unconditional. Many people had the good fortune to have Judy be a part of their lives for many years. She departed much too soon and will be sadly missed by her family and friends. The honorary pallbearers are Daniel Reyes, Brandon Reyes, Jacob Reyes, Nichole Reyes, Wendy Zamaripa (Reyes), Brittany DeCristino, KJ DeCristino, Mikey DeCristino, Christopher DeAngelis, Matthew DeAngelis, Nicholas DeAngelis, Mikayla Arlint, and Cheyenne Arlint. Funeral Mass will be held Monday, April 08, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Visitation will be held Monday, April 08, 2013, at 9 a.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Inurnment will be held at Italico Ranch at a future date. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Reyes, Raymond
Raymond Reyes - Trinidad Times Independent - July 18, 2008 - Raymond Reyes, a long-time resident of Trinidad, left his earthly cares for a heavenly promise and passed away at home July 15, 2008. He was 90 years old. Raymond was born in San Antonio, Texas, March 14, 1918. He moved to Trinidad in 1936 to serve in the Civilian Conservation Corps. In 1936, Raymond married Helen (Maria Elena) Baca, daughter of Sam and Geneva Baca. Raymond and Helen made their home in Trinidad where they raised their three sons and daughter. Raymond worked for 40 years as a coal miner. He was an officer of UMWA for 30 years and also a supervisor at the Allen Mine for 10 years. After Raymond retired from the mine, he continued to work hard maintaining the family business, Northside Tavern, and other properties. He worked on projects that he loved doing including painting, building fences, pouring cement, and brickwork. His father-in-law, Sam Baca, was a master bricklayer and cement finisher and taught Raymond the long-lost skills. Raymond was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was a featherweight boxer in 1937 and continued the love of boxing throughout his life. He also loved to watch the Broncos and never missed watching a game. Some of Raymond's most endearing qualities were his honesty, caring nature, tremendous curiosity, and thirst for knowledge. He enjoyed exploring new ideas and discussing many different subjects with his dear friends Fred Olivo and Ruben Ortiz. Raymond was extremely athletic, worked out at the gym, and continued to be very active all his life. Raymond had a positive attitude, a good sense of humor, and loved to converse with his family and friends. He seemed to have an unusual stamina that gave others inspiration and encouragement. He remained a strong fighter to the end. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Helen (Maria Elena Baca) Reyes, his daughter Dolly (Maria Elena Reyes) Martinez, his brother Nick Reyes, his niece Anna Marie Reyes, and his nephew Raymond Reyes. Survivors are sons John and Judy (Micheliza) Reyes, Joseph and Charlene (Villani) Reyes, Richard and Gerry (DeBella) Reyes; son-in-law Thomas Martinez Jr. II; grandchildren Jon Reyes, Nick and Allicia Reyes, Michael and Lisa Reyes, Lynette Reyes, Melanie Reyes, Nicole (Reyes) and Devin Quaid, and Thomas Martinez III; great-grandchildren Daniel Reyes, Desiree Reyes, Caitlyn Reyes, Shelly Reyes, Wendy Reyes, Nichole Reyes, Brandon Reyes, Jacob Reyes and his faithful dog, Black. He is also survived by other nieces and nephews, including Nick Reyes (Chief). Raymond was an influential part in the lives of many people. He never wavered in his zest for life, cherished the value of his family and friends, and was always attentive to those in his presence. Many people had the good fortune to have Raymond be a part of their lives for many, many years. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Trinidad Cancer Alliance, 1108 Opalo, Trinidad, CO 81082. The pallbearers are Fred Olivo, Jon Reyes, Michael Reyes, Alex Girardo, Flavio Chavez, and Gilbert Torres. Honorary pallbearers are Ruben Ortiz, John Ramirez (Ramsey), Gene Sandoval and all of his other coal miner buddies. Visitation was July 17 at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A Rosary followed the visitation at the funeral home. Funeral Mass will be Friday, July 18, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Reyes, Remigio
Remigio ' Pete'  Reyes - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2012 - Remigio ' Pete'  Reyes, 68, died Sept. 23, 2012. Born Sept. 30, 1943, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his father, Pete Reyes; mother, Eva Mora; and brother, Gustavo Manuel Mora. Survived by his daughter, Rosalie (Joe) Aragon; granddaughters, Stephanie (David) Hernandez, Samantha (Kory Maldonado) Aragon, Sunni Lou Aragon; great-granddaughters, Trinity and Allyanna; sister, Patricia Chavez, and brothers, Pablo and Juan (Lynn) Mora. Pete was an attorney who was still practicing law at the time of his death. He was the first president of the United Mexican American Students organization at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He served as regional director of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and was active in many progressive causes. He was an Air Force veteran. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Romero Family Funeral Home, 110 Cleveland, Pueblo. Another memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Mile High Chapter of the American GI Forum, 1717 Federal Blvd. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Remigio Pete Reyes fund at Minnequa Works Credit Union. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2012 - Activist, lawyer Pete Reyes dies - Longtime Democratic Party and civil rights activist Remigio ' Pete'  Reyes, 68, died last weekend. According to family members, Reyes suffered from diabetes for many years. An attorney by profession, Reyes had recently returned to Pueblo, where he was raised. Reyes was well-known in political circles and in 1995 was appointed to a seat on the Colorado State Fair Board of Commissioners by then-Gov. Roy Romer. Tom Autobee, who on the State Fair board with Reyes, credited him with ' helping to solidify the Gran Fiesta that we still have today

Reyher, James Lee
James Lee ' Jim'  Reyher - Pueblo Chieftain - November 7, 2012 - James Lee ' Jim'  Reyher, 85, of Rocky Ford, passed away on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, while in the company of family members at Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center, La Junta, Colo. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9 at the First Christian Church of Manzanola, Manzanola, Colo., with Pastor John Dell officiating. There will be no viewing as cremation has been effected. Inurnment will be in the Mountainview Cemetery in Manzanola, Colo. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of Manzanola. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ford-Ustick Funeral Home.

Reyhons, Kenneth J.
Kenneth J. Reyhons - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2010 - Kenneth J. Reyhons, 80, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010. St. Paul Catholic Church at the Broadmoor, 9 El Pomar Road, will be the site for all services. The rosary will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Swan-Law Funeral Home will assist at the funeral Mass to be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 1, 2010. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Ken Reyhons Memorial Tuition Assistance Fund (fund benefits scholarships to Pauline Memorial Catholic School), c/o The Catholic Foundation, 228 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

Reynolds, Ernest J.
Ernest J. "Ernie" Reynolds - Pueblo Chieftain -November 28, 2010 - Ernest J. "Ernie" Reynolds, 83, passed away Nov. 23, 2010. Ernie was preceded in death by his loving wife of 56 years, Leota "Lee" Reynolds. He is survived by his children, Damon (Julie) Reynolds, Denise (James) Selak and Bob (Vivian) Monge; grandchildren, Benjamin Reynolds, Kayla Reynolds, Miranda Ridder, Adrianne Ridder, Tina (Jeff) Selak-Klaus, Michelle (Robert) Barthelemy and Robert G. Monge; great-grandchildren, Kimberly Barthelemy and Zachary Barthelemy; and nephew, Gary Reynolds. Ernest was born May 31, 1927, to William and Mamie Reynolds. He grew up in Avondale and Pueblo, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Philippines. He was especially proud of his life' s work as an excellent salesman with many long-term customers that were like extended family. Ernie retired from Andrews Produce after several years of dedicated service and with recognition as Salesman of the Year. He loved fishing and hunting with his sons, nephew, grandsons and friends and was a member of the Elks. Ernie is sadly missed by his family and friends. At his request, there will be no service.

Reynolds, George (Mrs.)
Mrs. George Reynolds - Pueblo Indicator - February 22, 1941 - Burnt Mill and Flats - Mrs. George Reynolds died in a Canon City hospital Sunday evening after a long illness. Mr. Reynolds and six children survive her. The Reynolds family homesteaded what is now known as the Cyrus Weaver ranch.

Reynolds, Kenneth
Kenneth ' Victor'  Reynolds - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 2011 - Kenneth ' Victor'  Reynolds, 21, of Pueblo, joined his Heavenly Father on June 10, 2011. ' Victor'  was born in Espanola, N.M., on May 8, 1990. Waiting at the gates of heaven to greet him, are his father, Kenneth Edward Reynolds; his great-grandfathers, Leroy Rael and Jesus Jiron; great-grandmother, Lillian Atwell; and his uncles, David Eric Jiron, Richard Olsen and Jose Zamora. He is survived by his parents, Stephanie and Adam Darnell; his brother, Eric; sisters, Alixx, Sicilly and ZanaRae; his love, Gabrielle Gonzales; great-grandmothers, Victoria Rael and Mary Jiron; grandmother, Rebecca Jiron (George Garcia); grandparents, David and Vicky Jiron; grandparents, Zana and Dean Darnell; special friends, Matt Reyes and Salina Mondragon; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Victor was a blessing to everyone who knew him and will be greatly missed by all who loved him. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2011, at Family Worship Center. In lieu of food and flowers, there is a memorial account set up for Victor Reynolds at Wells Fargo Bank.

Reynolds, Leota Ann
Leota ' Lee'  Ann Reynolds - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2010 - Leota ' Lee'  Ann Reynolds, 85, was born March 1, 1925 in Metamora, Ill. Passed away on April 28, 2010. Lee is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Ernest Reynolds; children, Robert ' Bob'  (Vivian) Monge, Denise (James) Selak, and Damon (Julie) Reynolds. Also survived by seven grandchildren, Tina (Jeff) Selak-Klaus, Michelle (Robert) Barthelemy, Robert G. Monge, Benjamin Reynolds, Kayla Reynolds, Miranda Ridder, Adrianne Ridder; two great-grandchildren, Kimberly Barthelemy and Zachary Barthelemy. She is preceded in death by her parents, Oleta and Guy Head. Lee worked many years in Pueblo as a waitress and restaurant manager. She was an excellent cook and she loved camping and fishing, sports, country music, dancing, and her many long standing friendships. Lee had a special love for her dogs Romo and Sammy. She was devoted to her family and especially enjoyed family gatherings and holidays as well as her role as wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends who love her. At Lee' s request there will be no services. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Joni Fair Hospice House, 1107 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005.

Reynolds, Margaret
Margaret Reynolds - Chattanooga Times Free Press - February 3, 2008 - Margaret Reynolds, 102, of Chattanooga, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, in a local health care facility. She lived most of her life in Trinidad, Colo., and was preceded in death by her son, Douglas Jones; and parents, Sal Deatti and Martia Digiacamio De Attey. Survivors: daughter-in-law, Elaine Jones, Chattanooga; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg, Colo. at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, P.O. Box 19269, Chattanooga, TN 37416. Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, Coulter Chapel, 601 Ashland Terrace 877-3524.

Reynolds, Tom
Tom Reynolds - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2007 - Tom Reynolds, 40, passed away July 25, 2007. He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Lowman. Survived by his daughter, Sierra Reynolds; father, Donald Lowman; sister, Coleen (Chris) Leonardelli; aunts, Lori, Donna and Cheryl; nephews, George Wilson and Jeremy (Cassie) Wilson; and numerous cousins. Tom was a full-time auto collision repair student at Pueblo Community College. Cremation with a memorial service, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007, T.G. McCarthy Roses Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family through the funeral home office.

Rheuf, Lois
Lois Rheuf - Pueblo Indicator - September 8, 1928 - Avondale - The sad news reached here Monday afternoon that Miss Lois Rheuf, who lives with her parents on Lake Avenue, Pueblo, had been killed an hour previous by an automobile in front of her own home. Miss Rheuf is well known in Avondale, where she taught for two years. The community extends sympathy to the bereaved family.

Rheuff, Thomas Bruce
Thomas Bruce Rheuff - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2013 - Thomas Bruce Rheuff, born Oct. 31, 1950, went to "Cowboy Heaven" April 6, 2013. Preceded in death by his father, John Howard Rheuff Sr. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Audrey; children, Stacy Bennett, LeaAnn (Cecil) Jones; and son, Seth; grandchildren, Avery, Bridger, Wyatt and Aspen; mother, Eleanor Mae Rheuff; siblings, Howard (Peggy), Linda Blevens, Cindy (Jerry) Norton, Cody (Cari). Tom was a true cowboy, working on ranches in Wyoming for 25 years. Also worked for Swerdfeger Construction and hauled cement for Transit Mix. Special thanks to Dr. Cohn and Nurse Jennifer at Rocky Mountain Cancer Center in Denver and also, Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Memorial service 2 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2013, at George McCarthy Historic Chapel.

Rhiger, Earl Edward
Earl Edward Rhiger - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 2009 - Earl Edward Rhiger, 76, passed away July 16, 2009. Born Sept. 23, 1932, in Canon City, Colo. Preceded in death by parents Titus and Rascola Rhiger; sister Mary Bentley; and stepson Gary Todhunter. Survived by wife Nancy Rhiger, children Susie (Jim) Pearson, Nettie Morgan, Kathy (Gary) Larson, Scott Viles, Joyce (Wade) Scroggins, Chuck (Kim) Rhiger, Mike (Bobbi) Viles and Robert Viles; sister Charlene Buis, numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He loved fishing, camping and stock car racing. Join the family in a Celebration of Life at 1 p.m. July 26 at Lovell Park Pavillion in Pueblo West on Hahns Peak Ave.

Rhinehart, Catherine Margaret
Catherine Margaret Lowe Rhinehart - Emery County Progress - February 12, 2004 - Catherine Margaret Lowe Rhinehart, 92, of Fort Collins, Colo., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 4, at a local nursing home. She was born April 4, 1911, in Trinidad, Colo. to Alexander Mill and Willie Winona Ramey Lowe. Married Arvil Lee Rhinehart, Sept. 12, 1929 in Trinidad Colo. He died Nov. 30, 1997. Catherine was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Naomi Chapter #13 of Price. She was an accomplished seamstress, homemaker, and enjoyed collecting hummingbirds. Survivors include her daughter, Billie Jean (Arnold John) Ackerman, Fort Collins; granddaughter, Brenda Rhodes, Fort Collins; grandson, Paul Ackerman, Vista Calif.; great-grandson, Kevin Rhodes, Fort Collins. Preceded in death by her husband, Arvil, and brother, William Lowe. Graveside service, Saturday, Feb. 14, 1 p.m., Price City Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.

Rhodes, Calvin C.
Calvin C. Rhodes - Guymon Daily Herald - September 20, 2007 - The funeral service for Calvin C. Rhodes, 80, of Jet, was held Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007, at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Jet. Rev Bill Kleymann officiated. Burial was in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Jet. Arrangements were under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home. Calvin was born Sept. 7, 1927, on the family farm southeast of Hardesty, OK, to David R and Grace Ware (Dye) Rhodes and died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007, in St Mary' s Regional Medical Center of Enid. He attended Hardesty public schools. He joined the US Navy and was discharged after one year after his mother informed them he was too young for military service. When a little older, he joined the US Army on Aug. 19, 1955 in Amarillo, TX. He was then transferred to the U S Army Air Corp (which later changed to the US Air Force). During his duty, he served at Harlingen AFB in Texas and Vance AFB in Enid, OK, and Laredo AFB of Texas. He was honorably discharged Dec. 2, 1959. He moved back to Oklahoma to Guymon and hired as the Chief of Police for a few years before heading to Oregon where he worked for a munitions plant for a year. He married Leona Ackley Iverson on June 3, 1965, in Lewiston, ID. After the year in Oregon, they moved to Wichita, KS, where he was employed by the Beech Craft Airplane Co. He was an inspector for six years. In 1972 they moved back to the family farm in Hardesty and farmed while also being named a year later to the Texas County Sheriff' s Department. He retired from law enforcement in 1985 while still farming. In 1994 they moved to Jet, OK, where they lived until his death. Calvin was a member of the VFW and American Legion, both Posts of Guymon and a life member of the United Methodist Church of Hardesty. He is survived by his wife, Leona of Jet, four daughters: Linda Barefoot, Deann Pierce, Virginia Wood and Lyn Padilla; two step daughters: Ruby Iverson Kleymann of Ellsworth, MN, and Mary Iverson Bruce of Trinidad, CO; 19 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, David Rhodes, two step daughters, Joanna Iverson Heuson and Leona Iverson Brooks, two sisters, Gladys Harding and Glois Richards and a brother, D R Rhodes. Memorials may be made to the Jet Fire Department or Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation ' “ Lung Cancer Division with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home as custodian of the funds.

Rhodes, Eddie C.
Eddie C. Rhodes - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 2010 - Eddie C. Rhodes, 55, died unexpectedly on March 15, 2010, in Pueblo West. Survived by his wife and best friend of 37 years, Vicki (Carlton) Rhodes; mother, JoeAnn Pardise of Georgia; father, Edsel (Jane) Rhodes of Pueblo; siblings, A.J. Rhodes of W. Hollywood, Calif., Neal Rhodes of Elizabeth, Colo. and his children Jordan and Jake, Robin (Steve) Pamplin of Georgia, Shelley (Tom) Danforth of Georgia and Stacie Williams of Kansas; very special aunt, Lois Roper; mother-in-law, Doris Harrison of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Susan (Jeff) Stimac of Houston, Texas and their children, Brooke, Brandy and Barbi; brother-in-law, Shawn Harrison; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his uncle, Leonard Roper. Eddie was born Nov. 9, 1954, in Pueblo. He was a 1973 graduate of Centennial High School and graduated in 1978 from then Southern Colorado State College summa cum laude in Philosophy and Political Science. On Feb. 18, 1980, he was hired onto the Pueblo Police Department, promoted to Corporal on July 1, 1985, promoted to Sergeant on Dec. 31, 1985, promoted to Captain on June 1, 1993, and since served as Night Shift Commander. He was a graduate of the 164th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. Eddie received many commendations throughout his career and was awarded the Pueblo Police Department Distinguished Service Award in 1996. Eddie's passion was competitive shooting, and he was a nationally recognized pistol, rifle, and shotgun shooter. He won numerous state and national championships as well as winning the respect and friendship of many, many, competition and tactical shooters across the country. He was considered to be the father of "He-Man 3-Gun Competition." Viewing, 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, March 20, 2010, at Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Ave., with Pastor Doug Cox officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to NRA-ILA (National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action) through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors.

Rhodes, Edsel E.
Edsel E. Rhodes - Pueblo Chieftain - February 29, 2012 - Edsel E. Rhodes, 77, passed away Feb. 26, 2012. Beloved husband, father, grand- ' pops,'  brother, friend, mentor and most of all, cowboy. Survived by his wife of 50 years, Jane Rhodes; sons, Neal Rhodes of Elizabeth, Colo. and A.J. Rhodes of West Hollywood, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Vicki Carlton-Rhodes; siblings, Aloha (George) Lile, Aletta (Al) Benko, Edison (Janice) Rhodes and Otto (Gail) Rhodes; brother-in-law, Frank (Etta) Masciantonio; grandchildren, Jordan Brooke Rhodes and Jake Rhodes; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his son, Eddie Rhodes. Edsel was born July 28, 1934, in Puxico, Mo., to Otto and Esther Rhodes. He and Jane Masciantonio (Mass) were married Jan. 19, 1962, in Pueblo. Edsel continued to work part time at Cliff Brice after 48 years of service as the warehouse manager. Rodeo and calf roping were in his blood. After teaching himself to ride at a young age, he went on to become a championship calf roper for over 57 years. He won many of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) biggest rodeos including Houston, Cheyenne Denver Stock Show, Colorado and New Mexico state fairs. In 1985 and again in ' 88, he was calf roping' s world champion in the National Senior Pro Rodeo Association (NSPRA). He was a four-time world champion in the U.S. Calf Roping Association (USCRA) and in 2003, for the Rocky Mountain Roping Association. Edsel also teamed up with his wife, Jane, in the NSPRA ribbon roping and they took home a world- champion title for that event in ' 88. Edsel was a lifetime, gold card member of the PRCA and a member of the Colorado Rodeo Association. Over his remarkable career, he won seven saddles, over 100 buckles, along with numerous jackets, horse tack and more. He was the go-to mentor for many calf ropers in all levels of rodeo from Little Britches to PRCA champions. Beyond his accomplishments in rodeo, he also was a skilled horse trainer. Most importantly, Edsel was a devoted family man and Christian. He would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. To use words he commonly spoke of for others but never himself, he was an all- around good hand. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Service, 10 a.m. Thursday, March 1, 2012, at Pueblo Christian Center, 1605 S. Pueblo Blvd., with Pastor Josh Richardson and Pastor Vernon Dillon officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, the family has established the Edsel Rhodes scholarship fund to support young calf ropers. Donations may be made through the funeral home.

Rhodes, Opal M.
Opal M. Rhodes - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 2012 - Opal M. Rhodes, 88, passed away Nov. 18, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at the Church of Christ in Grants, N.M.

Rhodes, Ruth
Ruth Morehead Rhodes - Frederick News-Post - November 5, 2006 - Mrs. Ruth Morehead Rhodes, 88, of Rockville, Maryland, died Wednesday, November 1, 2006, following a long illness. She was the wife of the late Ben Gaylord Rhodes, who died in 1979. She and her husband moved from Ohio to Rockville in 1957. Born December 20, 1917, in Portsmouth, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Rolfe Rawley Morehead and Lula May Davidson Morehead. Ruth retired in 1982 after 15 years as a United States Postal Service employee. She participated in the Republican Women's Club and was a judge at the election booths. Ruth loved spending quality time with her family and friends. She enjoyed being a full-time mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Ruth thrived on being outdoors, gardening, traveling and reading. Ruth is survived by three loving daughters, Susan Leigh Miller and husband John of Charlotte, N.C., Ruth Lynn Griffin and husband Vernon of Damascus, Md. and Lisa Ann Northup and husband Robert of La Veta, Colo.; seven grandsons, Jameson Benjamin John Miller, Luke Nathaniel Miller and Adam Rhodes Miller, Damien Alan Griffin, Ryan Kyle Harris, Jonathan Raleigh Northup and Nicholas Tucker Northup; and one great-grandson, Owen Lucas Miller. She was preceded in death by her brother, Rolfe Nathaniel Morehead. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5 at Molesworth-Williams P.A. Funeral Home, 26401 Ridge Road, Damascus. Funeral services and interment will be private. The family request that in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorial contributions to the Montgomery County Stroke Association Inc., P.O. Box 9343, Silver Spring, MD 20916-9343, or to the charity of your choice.

Ribali, Jess
Jess Ribali - Huerfano Journal - April 4, 2013 - Jess Ribali, formerly of Walsenburg, Colorado passed away on March 9, 2013 in Lakewood, California. He was born January 4, 1922 in Walsenburg. Jess is preceded in death by his parents, Eustaquo and Elvira Ribali and his wife of 61-years, Rose Ribali. He is survived by his daughter, Doris (Tony) Borrman; son, Anthony (Judy) Ribali; grandchildren, Christopher, Kyle, and Tami, all of Buena Park, California; sisters, Frances Garbiso and family of Walsenburg, and Victoria (Jim) Eppens and family of Lincoln, Nebraska as well as by other family members and friends. Jess served in the US Army for four years. He retired from McDonnell-Douglas as an AI mechanic after working there for 28-years. Services were held on March 20, 2013 in Long Beach, California.

Ricard, Mary
Mary Ricard - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 2012 - Female worker killed at Ark Valley Correctional Facility - A female staff member at the Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility was killed by an inmate this morning during breakfast preparation, the Colorado Department of Corrections said. The incident happened in the kitchen. Another female staff member also was involved in the altercation. She was seriously injured and is being treated at this time. The names of the victims are not being released pending notification of family. The Colorado Office of the Inspector General has identified one offender suspect and the prison remains on lockdown during the investigation. The inmate's name has not been released. Tom Clements, executive director of the Department of Corrections, said he sends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and staff members affected by the incident. A press conference is scheduled at 3 p.m. at San Carlos Correctional Facility in Pueblo. Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 2012 - DOC shaken: Female worker killed at Ark Valley Correctional Facility - Another injured; an isolated event, official says - An unidentified female Colorado Department of Corrections officer was killed and another was seriously injured Monday morning at the Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility. Colorado Department of Corrections officials released few details Monday about the homicide of a correctional officer at the Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility in Crowley, about 45 miles east of Pueblo. A female officer was killed and Sgt. Lori Gann was seriously injured after at least one inmate assaulted them in the prison's kitchen during breakfast preparation. The name of the slain officer, also a sergeant, was not released. "This is a sad day for the (Department of Corrections) family. Our hearts are with our DOC staff, with the fallen officer's family and with our injured officer's family," said Alison Morgan, spokeswoman for the Colorado DOC, during a press conference Monday afternoon in Pueblo. "We are hurting. We've lost a staff member and another staff member is in the hospital." Morgan said the name of the killed officer was not being released to give family members an opportunity to contact their loved ones and personally inform them of the tragic event. The name of the suspect or suspects also has not been released. Morgan said Gann was taken to Parkview Medical Center, where she continued to be treated about 8:30 Monday. Her condition or injuries were unavailable. Neither were age or hometown specified. Gann joined DOC in March 2009 and solely has worked at the Arkansas Valley facility. Morgan, during the news conference, called the action an assault, and would not discuss details leading to the death of the officer or Gann's injuries. "We are preserving information so the criminal justice system can work the way it is supposed to work," Morgan said. Morgan said initial information seems that this was a limited, isolated assault and not a disturbance. The Colorado Office of Inspector General and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation are conducting an investigation. Morgan said the kitchen area of the facility was closed and meals were being delivered to the facility from another state prison. Morgan said the vast majority of state medium security prisons will remain locked down indefinitely to be able to provide support to the Arkansas Valley facility. Gov. John Hickenlooper visited staff at the facility. Hickenlooper said in a statement that his office is doing all it can to support the families and employees impacted by the incident. The medium security facility currently houses 999 male inmates. Morgan said this was the first death of an employee at the facility. The last state prison death was in October 2002 when Puebloan Eric Autobee was killed after being attacked by an inmate at the Limon prison kitchen. Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 2012 - Slain prison guard identified - The woman killed Monday at the Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility has been identified as Sgt. Mary Ricard, 55. Ricard was a nine-year veteran of the Department of Corrections and had transferred to the Ordway facility in 2007, according to a DOC press release. The DOC has not released further details of Ricard's death. She and Sgt. Lori Gann were assaulted Monday, reportedly in the prison's kitchen. Gann was taken to Parkview Medical Center for treatment. Her condition was not immediately available. Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 2012 - Funeral set Monday for slain officer - A memorial service has been scheduled next week for a slain prison officer in Crowley County. A service for Sgt. Mary Ricard will be 10 a.m. Monday in the gym of Crowley County High School, said Katherine Sanguinetti, spokeswoman for the Department of Corrections. "Representatives from law enforcement across the state and nation will be there," Sanguinetti said this afternoon. Inmate Miguel Alonso Contreras-Perez, 33, has been identified as a "person of interest" in the Monday assault of Ricard and Sgt. Lori Gann in the kitchen of Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility. "At this point they haven't identified anybody else, but the investigation is ongoing so there very well may be more," Sanguinetti Ricard was supervising breakfast preparations at the time. Sanguinetti said Contreras-Perez was working in the kitchen at the time. Contreras-Perez has been transferred to the Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City. Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2012 - The Crowley County Coroner has released the official cause and manner of death in the killing of a corrections officer Monday. According to a release from Coroner Karen Tomky, Sgt. Mary Ricard died from a stab wound to the neck. The manner of death is homicide. Ricard was killed and a second corrections officer, Sgt. Lori Gann, was wounded in the disturbance at the Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility. Miguel Contreras-Perez, 33, remains classified as a "person of interest" in the slaying, said Colorado Department of Corrections spokeswoman Katherine Sanguinetti. DOC continues its investigation into the incident. Sanguinetti said the process doesn't differ much from an investigation on the street. Officers are interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence as they investigate. Contreras-Perez is serving a sentence of 35 years to life in prison after he was convicted of kidnapping and raping a 14-year-old girl in El Paso County. He has been moved to the Colorado State Penitentiary near Canon City. Meanwhile, a public memorial service honoring Ricard will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Crowley County High School gymnasium, 630 Main St., Ordway. Gov. John Hickenlooper will attend the service. He also has ordered all flags at public buildings in Colorado to be lowered to half-staff Monday to honor Ricard. Over the past decade, there have several high-profile disturbances at Colorado prisons. In 2004, at the privately owned Crowley County Correctional Facility nearby, about 300 inmates ransacked two cell houses and prison offices and set dozens of fires. Several inmates were injured, including two seriously. In Limon, in Northeastern Colorado, a prisoner was arrested after prison worker and Pueblo native Eric Autobee was beaten to death in 2002 by a convicted child killer wielding a ladle. DOC officers blamed staffing cuts because of state spending limits that forced the state to send more inmates to private prisons. Pueblo Chieftain - October 2, 2012 - Slain prison worker passionate about life - She was known for her pastries and her warm smile, and especially for her passion. Sgt. Mary Katherine Ricard, 55, was slain last week as she supervised prison inmates in the kitchen at the Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility in Crowley. The blues and various other hues of state prison workers and law enforcement officers from around the region dominated the ranks of hundreds who gathered at Crowley County High School on a crisp autumn morning to remember the life of a woman who died at the hands of one of those she sought to help. Ricard gave up her career as a pastry chef to work in prisons "because she wanted to make a difference. She wanted to change lives," said Tony Carochi, director of prison operations for the Colorado Department of Corrections.

Rice, Glenn F.
Glenn F. Rice - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 2012 - Glenn F. Rice, 80, passed away Sept. 19, 2012. Survived by his children, Thomas C. (Danielle D.) Rice, Lisa K. Rice and Patrick A. Rice; grandchildren, Christina M. Rice, Anthony J. Rice, Christopher T. Walker, Thomas C. Rice II, and Joshua Glenn D. Rice; great-grandchildren, Michael J. Rice, Jr., Noah Rice, Elizabeth Hutchens and Michael Brumfield. Preceded in death by his wife, Pattimaria M. Rice and grandson, Michael J. Rice. Glenn served in the U.S. Army and was a lifetime member of the VFW. He will be remembered as a loving husband and father. Viewing, 8 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, followed by funeral service at 11 a.m., both held at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Under the direction of Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Rice, J. C. (Mrs.)
Mrs. J. C. (Wheeler) Rice - The Pueblo Indicator - April 26, 1913 - Sister of H. E. Wheeler Dies - Mrs. J. C. Rice, a sister of H. E. Wheeler, cashier of the Minnequa Bank, died at her home in Denver on the 20th inst. Mr. Wheeler went to Denver Tuesday to attend the funeral. There were five children in the Wheeler family and Mrs. Rice was the first to pass away.

Rice, Lee
Lee Rice - Rocky Mountain News - March 11, 1897 - Fred Elliott Acquitted - Trinidad, Colo., March 10 - The case of Fred Elliott, on trial for the killing of Lee Rice at Berwind last December, was concluded today by the jury bringing in a verdict of not guilty.

Rice, Lucille S.
Lucille S. Rice - Denver Post - November 19, 2008 - Lucille S. Rice, 92, passed away October 24, 2008. Born in Walsenburg, August 28, 1916. A ballet dancer who once performed at the Hollywood Bowl, she married Air Force pilot John B. White shortly before he died in the 1943 Ploesti Raid. In 1951 she married Leadville rancher, David Gover Rice Jr.; they lived in Wheat Ridge for many years. While her husband served as an executive with the Colorado Cattlemen's Association, Lucille was a tireless homemaker and guiding force of the Colorado Cowbelles. She is survived by her son, David G. Rice III, and two grandchildren. Visitation, 5-8 p.m. Thursday, November 20, Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary, 12801 W. 44th Ave. Funeral Mass, 12 p.m. Friday, November 21, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 1985 Miller, Lakewood. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to coloradocattle.org for the David G. and Lucille S. Rice Legislative Internship.

Rice, Rita
Rita Rice - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 2009 - Rita Rice, 71, Pueblo, April 10, 2009. Complete notice later. Montgomery & Steward.

Rich, Haley Sue
Haley Sue Rich - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2010 - Haley Sue Rich, our loving mother, daughter, sister, and friend, was born on Jan. 24, 1965, and passed away on Feb. 18, 2010, in her home of Pueblo, Colo. She was the daughter of the late C. Edward Rich and Sue Campbell, born in Jacksonville, Fla. Following graduation from Fannin County High School in 1983, she attended college at Brenau University in Georgia. Following her memories in Georgia, Haley moved to Colorado in 1984. In 1985, she married Kevin J. Dawson of Leadville, Colo., and raised two children, Amber and Kayla. In 1998, she graduated from University of Southern Colorado, achieving her MBA with honors. Her business involved projects and activities that encouraged youth and community betterment projects, known as Teen SERT/CERT. Haley loved her job and will be missed by her current employer, Transportation Technology Center Inc. Haley also was an accomplished volunteer for the community of Pueblo. Some of her projects were involved with Keep Pueblo Beautiful, Pueblo Emergency Response Team, Mesa Pride, and Pueblo West Fire Department. Haley was known for her positivity, energy, and great smile. Haley enjoyed boating and fishing on the Pueblo Reservoir, horseback riding, spending time with her four dogs, Billy, Ryley, Nash and Bear, camping, cooking, dancing, and laughing with her family and friends. Haley is survived by her two daughters, Amber Marie Madsen and Kayla Anne Dawson; son-in-law, David Madsen; her mother, Sue Campbell; her grandmother, Martha Graham; sisters, Robin Kidd, Kathy Hren, and Anne-Marie Fish; brothers, Byron Campbell and Gary Rich; and uncle and aunt, Jerry and Val Bussell. She also is remembered fondly by her dear friend, John Scott. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, at Praise Assembly, 2000 Troy Ave., with Pastor Darren Wilson officiating. Donations in memory of Haley Rich may be sent to the Pueblo West Fire Department, P.O. Box 7005, Pueblo West, CO 81007.

Richael, Jacqueline Carole
Jacqueline Carole "Jackie" Richael - Pueblo Chieftain - June 7, 2009 - Jacqueline Carole "Jackie" Richael, 65, born Feb. 23, 1944, in England, passed away June 2, 2009. She was an active member of First Church of God, worked for Argus Home Health Care, was involved with the Women's Prison Ministries, walked with the Over-The-Hill Gang and a member of El Pueblo Hiking Club. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, 2009, First Church of God, 528 W. Abriendo, with Pastor Dan Bryant officiating.

Richards, Michael
Michael Richards - The Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2012 - Pueblo police investigating transient man's death - Pueblo police have two suspects in custody on suspicion of an early morning homicide on the river bottom of the Fountain Creek. The victim's body was found in a transients' camp near the police department's shooting range. He reportedly died of blunt force trauma, according to police Sgt. Ken Espinoza. Police have not released any identities but said the victim was born in 1947. All are transients. Espinoza said an anonymous person called Thursday night to inform police about a possible body on the river bottom. The body was found following a large, lengthy search of the river bottom. Pueblo Chieftain - July 1, 2012 - Autopsy Results - Death ruled homicide. Strangulation, blunt force trauma determined causes - A man found dead Friday in the Fountain Creek river bottom was beaten and strangled, the coroner said. An autopsy Saturday found that Michael Richards, 64, sustained blunt-force trauma to the head and asphyxiation, ' consistent with strangulation,'  Pueblo County Coroner James Kramer said. Richards was found Friday morning after an anonymous caller told police a body was in the river bottom. Richards was discovered by a transient camp near the Pueblo Police Department' s shooting range. Hugh Smith, 54, and Richard Sheppard, 53, were arrested on warrants for second-degree murder in connection to Richard' s death. Police said the victim and suspects are transients. Pueblo Chieftain - July 6, 2012 - Transient beaten with his own leg - Suspects in the recent death of a transient man are accused of choking and beating the victim with his prosthetic leg, according to an affidavit. Michael ' Peg Leg Mike'  Richards, 64, was found dead early June 29 in the Fountain Creek river bottom. Hugh Smith, 54, and Richard ' Shep'  Sheppard, 53, are accused of killing Richards and trying to conceal his body, according to an affidavit by Pueblo police Detective Cody Wager. Neither suspect agreed to be interviewed by police. Witness James Dewitt, 47, told police he was called earlier in the night to come to the suspects' camp site, located near the police department' s shooting range. The affidavit said that when Dewitt arrived he saw Richards on the ground and believed he was drunk or unconscious. Smith and Sheppard were by the body and ' were arguing about something,'  the affidavit said. The victim didn' t have a pulse and Dewitt tried reviving him but was unsuccessful, the affidavit said. During this Shepard made a comment ' I choked that (expletive) out,'  the affidavit said. Later in the investigation, an unidentified man approached the camp and told detectives that ' Shep had to bury Peg Leg Mike because Hugh beat him to death with his prosthetic leg,'  the affidavit said. Sheppard was found at the campsite and Smith was arrested Downtown. When police found the victim his body was covered with a tarp and dirt and had been moved from the camp site, the affidavit. Richards' dentures were found about 100 feet away. Smith and Sheppard were arrested on warrants for second-degree murder. Both were being held in Pueblo County jail in lieu of $500,000 bail. Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2012 - 1 case dropped in man' s death - Charge, however, bound over for co-defendant - A Pueblo judge dismissed a case against one of two suspects in the June death of a Pueblo West man at a homeless camp. District Judge David Crockenberg determined there wasn' t enough evidence to pursue a seconddegree murder charge against Hugh Smith, 54, after a preliminary hearing Thursday. Crockenberg bound over Smith' s co-defendant, Richard Sheppard, 53, on a charge of second-degree murder, but found that prosecutors didn' t provide enough evidence to continue with the same charge against Smith. Both men were charged with the June 29 slaying of Michael Richards, 64, whose body was found near their campsite along Fountain Creek. On Thursday prosecutor Heidi Bauer relied upon the statements of a single witness, James DeWitt, as relayed to the court by Pueblo Police detectives. Detectives told the court DeWitt claimed Smith called him to the campsite that night and when he arrived, Smith and Sheppard were standing over Richards' body. Police said DeWitt told them Sheppard claimed he ' choked out'  Richards while Smith muttered profanities to himself. An autopsy determined Richards died from strangulation and blunt force trauma to his head Based on that, Crockenberg ruled he was more comfortable moving forward with the case against Sheppard. But even though there was possible blood on Smith' s clothing, Crockenberg agreed with Smith' s lawyer, Cobea Becker, that there was nothing to establish it was human blood and nothing else in the evidence suggested Smith participated in the murder. Sheppard entered his plea of not guilty following the hearing and a trial has been set for January.

Richards, William Jr.
William Richards Jr. - Buena Vista Herald - January 30, 1892 - Wm. Richards, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Richards, and brother of Mrs. Theo. Matzen, died suddenly last Saturday at Pueblo where he has been for the past two years. The remains were brought here for interment. Services were conducted Sunday by Rev. Cluckner at the house of Mr. and Mrs. Matzen.

Richardson, Christian Patrick
Christian Patrick Richardson - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - February 24, 2009 - Christian Patrick Richardson, Blessed to us on July 8, 1999, went home to be with the Lord February 15, 2009. Our Beloved son...We had no idea what blessings we'd find wrapped up in you. Our lil man blessed us with a heart for God so true. Your happy feet loved to run & play soccer in the fields, and from your life we have learned that our Savior's love never yields. You know we really miss you & we've been so very sad, but we know your dancing now with Jesus in the promised land. Every moment we had with you we cherished from the heart because we knew the Lord had prepared you from the very start. He gave us the gift you, though just for a while, you blessed us with precious memories & laughter that made us smile. So when an orange sunset graces God's beautiful sky above, we'll know that's it God's gentle wink, sending us your precious love! We love & miss you Christian. (To God's Glory, by Nina Wendy) Survived by parents Michael & LiAnn Richardson, brothers Stephen, Michael & Joshua, grandparents Julian & Jan Martinez (Segundo), McCall & Mary Richardson, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and extended church family at Fisher's Peak Community Church. Pallbearers will be Patrick Walker, Calvin Richardson, James Duran, Tim Hare, Steve Onley and Brad Doherty. Services will be held Monday, March 2, at 2 p.m. at Fisher's Peak Community Church. Entombment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. At the family' s request, in lieu of flowers, please make donations to the "Forward in Faith" Building Program to carry on the legacy of Christian Richardson. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Richardson, Frank
Frank Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1978 - Frank Richardson, passed away Saturday, Jan. 8, 1978. He was residing at the Four Seasons Nursing Home. Complete announcement later. Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 1978 - Frank E. Richardson, Pueblo resident since 1936, late of 2515 Pitman, passed away at Parkview Episcopal Hospital Jan. 7, 1978. Mr. Richardson attended First Foursquare Gospel Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mabel Richardson, and three daughters and two sons, Mrs. Iona Evett, Scottsboro, Ala., Robert Richardson, Pueblo, Mrs. Betty Field, Oklahoma City, Okla., Wallace Richardson, Pueblo, and Mrs. Iva Hise; Albuquerque, N.M. Twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive. Service , Valhalla-Comer Garden Chapel, 2 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Jim Hammond, pastor, First Foursquare Gospel Church, officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family may be contacted at 1805 E. 12th.

Richardson, Julia
Julia Richardson - Trinidad Times Independent - October 14, 2008 - Julia Richardson, nee Sanchez, departed this life Oct. 8, 2008. She was born Oct. 20, 1926, to the union of Jose and Amelia Sanchez. Julia relished her family, and especially enjoyed the time she spent with her grandchildren. Family was always her first priority. She did an amazing job as a beautician and made everyone who came to see her look better. Julia was quick-witted and had a sense of humor that brought smiles to the faces of family, friends and strangers alike. She was preceded in death by her parents and her loving husband, Clarence Richardson. Julia is survived by her children, Patrick, Lori and Brad (Kim) Richardson; her brothers and sisters Victor Sanchez, Adele Valdez, Richard Sanchez and Connie "Ginger" Sanchez-Thomas; and her grandchildren, Jordan Richardson, Dylan Richardson and Sabrina Blea. Visitation will be Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home from 2-7 p.m. A Rosary will follow at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Shew, Benjamin Sanchez, Leonard Castillo, Kenneth Gunn, Nash Gutierrez and Scott Marsh. Honorary pallbearer will be Jeff Smith. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Richardson, Mabel J.
Mabel J. Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 1984 - Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a. m. Thursday, April 26, 1984, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, with Father Joseph McGinness officiating. Interment, Roselawn.

Richardson, Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen Richardson - Amarillo Globe-News - March 26, 2011- Mary Ellen Richardson, 93, of Amarillo died Friday, March 25, 2011. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Park Place Towers with the Rev. Alan Williamson officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pampa by Cox Funeral Home, 4180 Canyon Drive. Mrs. Richardson was born March 24, 1918, in Trinidad, Colo., to Carr and Ola Compton. Following the death of her father, the family moved back to Memphis, where her grandparents lived. Her mother married R.L. "Lee" Meadows, who had been widowed with three children to raise. They together raised a blended family on the farm north of Skellytown. Mrs. Richardson and her late husband resided in Pampa. She was the manager at the city water department for years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Pampa and recently a member of First Baptist Church of Amarillo. She was always a happy, congenial person who lived her life to honor Jesus. She enjoyed playing card games, especially bridge. She also loved fishing with her husband. Survivors include two children, Ben Richardson and wife Karen and Angela Richardson, all of Amarillo; and a sister, Ramona Hutchens and husband David of Amarillo.

Richardson, Pamela Christine
Pamela Christine Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 1, 2007 - Pamela Christine Richardson went home to the Lord on Tuesday, May 29, 2007. Born on Feb. 17, 1966, at Edwards AFB, Calif., she is survived by her son, Stevie Richardson; mother, Pat Blair of Longmont, Colo.; father, Frank (Ginny) Blair of Pueblo; sisters, Cynthia (Jerry) Hooper of Cheyenne, Wyo., Deborah (Ralph) Brier of Gig Harbor, Wash., and Melissa (Ryan) Harmening of South Carolina; brother, John (Vanessa) Blair of Evans, Colo.; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Also survived by her stepsiblings, Marisa Williams of Denver, Kevin Williams of Maryland and David Williams of California. Others left to mourn are special friends, Marty Arellano, Crystal Vann and family, and others too numerous to list. There will be no viewing. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2007, Valley Community Church gymnasium, Colorado City, with Pastor Paul Clayton officiating.

Richardson, Patricia C.
Patricia C. (Sullivan) Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2009 - Patricia C. (Sullivan) Richardson, 72, was born on Jan. 29, 1936, in Denver, Colo., and passed away peacefully on Dec. 23, 2008. She was a former Denver public school teacher. Predeceased by her father, Emmett; mother, Grayce; brother, E. John Sullivan Jr.. Devoted mother to Jennifer Richardson and Dr. Eric Richardson. Longtime friend of Arthur McIntosh. A special thank you to Dr. Ciperly, Rose, and the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, T.G. McCarthy Chapel. Inurnment, Mount Lindo Cemetery, Golden, Colo. Arrangements under the direction of T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Richardson, Susie May
Susie May Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2010 - Susie May Richardson died Aug. 11, 2010. Born Jan. 9, 1917. Survived by brother, Herbert Richardson Jr. Memorial service, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah' s Witnesses, 523 E. Pitkin Ave.

Richardson, W. T.
W. T. Richardson - Daily Rocky Mountain News - August 27, 1873 - Murder on the Apishapa - Another murder is reported in southern Colorado. On Thursday evening a man named W. T. Richardson and his wife living on the Apishapa, seventy-five miles south of Pueblo on the stage road, were foully murdered by two Mexicans and one white man at their place. The murders are supposed to have been committed on Thursday evening, but the bodies were not discovered until Friday morning. The body of the man was found in the yard, and that of the woman in the stable, where it had been dragged after being mutilated. Full details of this bloody affair are not yet received. The latest information is that the murderers have been captured, and that they are in the hands of the authorities at Trinidad. The citizens in the neighborhood of Pueblo are much excited over this outrage.

Richardson, W. T. (Mrs.)
Mrs. W. T. Richardson - Daily Rocky Mountain News - August 27, 1873 - Murder on the Apishapa - Another murder is reported in southern Colorado. On Thursday evening a man named W. T. Richardson and his wife living on the Apishapa, seventy-five miles south of Pueblo on the stage road, were foully murdered by two Mexicans and one white man at their place. The murders are supposed to have been committed on Thursday evening, but the bodies were not discovered until Friday morning. The body of the man was found in the yard, and that of the woman in the stable, where it had been dragged after being mutilated. Full details of this bloody affair are not yet received. The latest information is that the murderers have been captured, and that they are in the hands of the authorities at Trinidad. The citizens in the neighborhood of Pueblo are much excited over this outrage.

Richardson, Wanda Sue
Wanda Sue Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2011 - Wanda Sue Richardson, 72, of Pueblo, formerly of Ada, Okla., passed away Feb. 8, 2011. She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl (Steve) Payne; grandchildren, Josh (Lisa) Payne, Scott Payne; four great- grandchildren, one sister, and two brothers. At Wanda' s request, cremation has taken place, with services to be held in Oklahoma at a later date.

Richey, Kenneth Hugh
Kenneth Hugh Richey - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2010 - Kenneth Hugh Richey, 69, passed from this life into the arms of the angels on Nov. 14, 2010. For all of his suffering, Kenny always had a smile for everyone. He was a lovable person. He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell K. and Ethel N. Richey. Kenny is survived by his brothers, Robert (Sylvia) and Charles (Anna Rose) Richey; nephew, Tony (Donna) Richey; nieces, Karen (Mark) Garcia, Annett Richey, Nancy (Tom) Mallard, Paula Light, Cindi Richey and eight great-nieces and great-nephews. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, George McCarthy Funeral Home. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, Roselawn Cemetery. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Richey, Roger D.
Roger D. Richey - Chattanooga Times Free Press - April 20, 2008 - Roger D. Richey, 61, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2008, in Mansfield. He was born Oct. 6, 1946, in Long Island, Ala., the son of George W. Sr. and Claudia E. Roginson Richey. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. Roger was the owner-operator of a trucking company who will be remembered by all for his dedication to helping others. He was preceded in death by his father; and two brothers, George W. Richey Jr. and Stan Richey. He is survived by his sons, Randy and his fiancΓ©e, Dawn Tester, of McKinney, Texas, Scott and wife, Kelly, of Pilot Point, Texas, Thomas and wife, Lourdes, of Trinidad, Colo., and Dale and wife, Heather, of Arlington, Texas; mother, Claudia E. Richey, of Bryant, Ala.; grandchildren, Regan and Emma Richey, of Frisco, Texas, Mason and Ashtyn Richey, of Pilot Point, Texas, Alejandra and Jared Richey, of Trinidad, Colo., and Hannah, Haley and Haden Richey, of Arlington, Texas; sister, Rita Blevins, of Higdon, Ala.; brother, Charles Richey and Aunt Rosa Robinson, both of Bryant; dear friends, Horace Claudis, of Mansfield, Texas, and Daryl Hendrix, of Fort Worth, Texas; and numerous other loving relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday in the Ryan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dwight Millican officiating. Interment will be in Poplar Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends 3-9 p.m. EDT Monday. Arrangements are by Ryan Funeral Home, Trenton, Ga.

Richey, Teresa
Teresa Garrisi Richey - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 2009 - Teresa Garrisi Richey, 94, passed away Nov. 22, 2009. Survived by her children, David (Janice) Richey and Suzanne (Richard) Krinsky; brother, Anthony Garrisi; ex-husband, Robert K. Marck; grandchildren, Dianne (Edward) Bauer, Jason (Pam Ellen) Krinsky, Alex (Angela) Krinsky and Alexandra Richey; and great-grand children, Julianna, Aaron, Samantha and Nolan Krinsky, Thomas, Joseph and Katie Cunningham, and Erika and Edward Bauer. Preceded in death by infant daughter, Dolores; parents, John Garrisi and Rosaria Taormina Garrisi; sisters, Petra Sakarian and Vincenza Rinaldi; and brothers, Joseph Garrisi and Matthew Garrisi; and her husband, Bert R. Richey, M.D. Teresa was born Nov. 30, 1914, in Detroit, Mich. She attended Nativity Grammar School and St. David's High School in Detroit, where she was the president of her class. She received her RN credentials from Borgess Hospital School of Nursing in Kalamazoo and attended Wayne State University School of Nursing in Detroit. She was a member of the American Nursing Association. Teresa was employed at Detroit General (Receiving) Hospital from 1947 to 1966, where she held various positions on medical and surgical units, culminating in her position as operating room supervisor, where she was responsible for nursing service and administration of 13 operating rooms. She was employed for seven years in the Tuberculosis Building at Herman Kiefer Hospital where she was responsible for nursing service, the surgical unit, and the in-patient clinic. She was later employed as an OR instructor and coordinator of infection control at St. John Hospital. Teresa moved to Pueblo in 1984 to be with her daughter and family. She loved animals, especially her beloved dog Petie, operatic music and needlepoint. She was a 2008 champion needle pointer at the Colorado State Fair. She also loved to read and was a lifelong learner. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Parkview Foundation through the funeral home.

Richie, N. B.
N. B. Ritchie - Pueblo Indicator - March 5, 1932 - Killed by Fall of Heavy Post - N. B. Ritchie, 47, superintendent of the Bessemer Irrigating Ditch C., since May, 1918, was accidentally killed the evening of the 23rd inst. by a heavy post formerly under a fume over Salt Creek near the old Nuckolls Packing Co. plant falling on him. He was taken to Corwin hospital where he died early the following morning. He leaves a wife, three daughters and one son at the family home, 1315 Lake avenue. William Farmer and Clinton Murray, living on Wabash avenue, had taken a contract to remove the old wooden flume, and Mr. Ritchie was superintending the job. The upright post fell without warning as he was standing in the bed of the creek, it striking him on the shoulder. Deceased was born at Swallows a few miles west of Pueblo and had lived here all his life.

Richman, Christi
Christi L. Richman - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2013 - Christi L. Richman, 58, passed away Jan. 16, 2013. She was born Nov. 21, 1954, in Milwaukee, Wis., to the union of George and Arlene (Mickelson) Edens. Both preceded her in death. Christi was the convenience store manager of Cliff Brice. She enjoyed computers, reading and collecting Lion King memorabilia, but most of all she enjoyed spending quality time with her family. She is survived by her husband, Craig Allen Richman; her children, Bryian Keith Hamilton, of Doon, Iowa and Robert Swimp Hamilton, of Rock Valley, Iowa; and sister, Charlotte Marie Ybarra, of Montgomery, Texas. Christi attended school in Lamar, Colo., but resided in resided in Pueblo for the last 26 years. Cremation has taken place in Angelus Crematorium with no formal services.

Richords, Helen
Helen Richords - Pueblo Indicator - September 21, 1929 - Avondale - The community sympathizes with the Richords family in the loss of their daughter, Helen. They formerly resided at North Avondale.

Rickelman, Jeannette
Jeannette Rickelman - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 2010 - Jeannette Rickelman, 80, Westminster, formerly of Pueblo West, died on June 26, 2010. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, July 16, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 1132 W. Oro Grande Drive, Pueblo West. All States Cremation, Westminster.

Ricketts, Ray A.
Ray A. Ricketts - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2010 - Ray A. Ricketts, 82, of Olathe, Kan., passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at home. Ray was born Oct. 19, 1927, in Pueblo, Colo., to Ray and Mary Ricketts. He graduated from the Paola High School in 1946, and served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Ray was a stockbroker by vocation and had 30 years experience on the New York Stock Exchange. He started his career in Kansas City, Mo., where he worked as a broker for seven years and then finished his career in 1983, after 23 years in a brokerage in Pueblo, Colo. While living in Pueblo, he was a member of the Pueblo Christian Center, and after moving to Kansas, he enjoyed attending church when he was able. He also was a lifetime member of the Alamosa Colorado Elks Lodge. Ray was a quiet, kind and compassionate man who enjoyed attending Air Force Academy football games and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his first wife, Elizabeth Ricketts; and stepson, Jerry Powers. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Ricketts of the home; two stepsons, Eddie and Bruce Sharp of Gardner, Kan.; grandchildren, Todd and Jerry Powers and Matthew and Kristen Sharp; and great-grandchildren, Krystn, Evan and Austin Powers. Funeral service. 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2010, Roselawn Funeral Home, Pueblo, Colo. Entombment will be in Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

Rickitt, Silas
Silas Rickitt - Rocky Mountain News - December 14, 1880 - Platte Echoes - From the Towns and Camps of the Canon - South Platte - Silas Rickitt, who was connected with the Rio Grande grading contract up the South Platte from this station, died in Pueblo last Friday morning.

Ricko, Odelia
Odelia Tapia Ricko - Wilkes-Barr News - October 19, 2008 - Mrs. Odelia Ricko departed this earth Oct. 19, 2008, being 88 years, 10 months of age. She passed in the care of the Hospice Community Care Unit at Geisenger Hospital South Wilkes-Barre, PA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Aloysius Ricko, in 1989; and grandsons, Eric Frank Kammer, in 2001 and Brandon Jon Gabriel, in 1976. She had remained sound of mind, faithful, stable and strong till her journey on this earth ended, and now rests in the House of the Lord. She was born Odelia Gabina Tapia, on Dec. 7, 1919, in Las Vegas, N.M., at the home of her grandparents, Clemente and Simona Garcia Chaves. A journey made especially for her birth. She is the daughter of the late Samuel and Gabina Chaves, Tapia and the eldest of four children. Her families' heritage dates back to the early Spanish Colonial Settlers of the Spanish Empire of what is now New Mexico. They have been documented living there since the mid 1600s. She was bi-lingual in Spanish, for this was the language spoken in her childhood home. While living in her hometown of Trinidad, Colo., she worked as a secretary for Trinidad Junior College. After World War II broke out, she moved to Washington, D.C., where she was employed by the War Department. It is here she met her future husband, Leo Ricko. After they wed in 1946, she and Leo moved to his hometown area in Luzerne County, Pa., and set up housekeeping. They quickly settled into the City of Plymouth and began raising their family. There she remained for the entirety of her life. She enjoyed her trips back home to Trinidad, Colo., to visit her family with whom she remained extremely close and forever missed. Her whole life she only knew hard work. Mrs. Ricko retired from the Leader Nursing Home in 1985, where she was employed as a nurse' s aide for 13 years. Prior employment consisted of work in the factories. She was a devoted member of St. Vincent' s Church in Plymouth. Later, after having to switch, she transferred to the newly formed Congregation of All Saints Catholic Church. In 2004, she traveled to Trinidad, Colo., to attend The Trinidad Historical Society' s Indoctrination of the Tapia Family into The Century Family' s of Las Animas County. Her grandparents, Jesus and Juanita Benevidez, Tapia arrived in Trinidad, from New Mexico, before 1880. She has been an active member in the Daughters of the American Revolution since 2006. This honorable recognition came through Spain' s financial support for the cause, among the Militia Soldiers located at the Santa Fe Presidio, Spanish Colonial New Mexico. The obligation included the participation of her third great-grandfather, Manuel Mares in 1781 and 1785. While every heart knows its own sadness, her journey on this earth was not without trials and tribulations. But she managed them with grace and dignity, stemming from her strong faith in God. She was an extremely strong individual who loved life and never questioned the cards she was dealt. And when the end was near she just left it in God' s hands. She never complained. She was especially blessed with excellent health, a hopeful and cheerful disposition, loving family and devoted friends. She passed on to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren the courage, pride and strength of her Spanish heritage. Odelia is survived by her children, Mrs. Nadine Ricko Kammer, Kingston; Mrs. Elaine Ricko Barnes, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Leo Ricko, Leesburg, Va.; John Ricko Samuels, Golden, Colo.; six grandchildren, Traci Kammer Goldberg, Jamie Kammer, Jessica Barnes, Whitley Samuels, Elijah Ricko and Emily Ricko; two great-grandchildren, Samuel Goldberg and Jaren Golderg; and her brother, Samuel Tapia, Trinidad, Colo. Her final resting place will be next to her husband, Leo, in St. Vincent' s Cemetery, Larksville. Odelia will be missed greatly by her family, friends and neighbors. Our family would like to thank the angel nurses and staff of Hospice Community Care. You made mom' s last moments on Earth peaceful and comfortable. She passed with respect and dignity. Something very important to her. In her memory and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice Community Care, 601 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, PA 18704. Thank you. Funeral Mass will be held at All Saints Catholic Church, Plymouth, on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 9:30 a.m.

Rickords, William H.
William H. Rickords - Pueblo Indicator - February 28, 1948 - William Rickords Died Suddenly of Heart Attack - William H. (Bill) Rickords, 69, father of City Commissioner E.D. Rickords, died last night at his home, 2723 Fourth Avenue, a few minutes after he was seized with a heart attack. Death struck the retired Missouri Pacific railroader without the warning of a previous illness. He apparently was in good health until a few moments before his death. He complained of not feeling well after eating a light dinner, then went to bed to rest. He died about 7:30 p.m., before a physician could reach him. A native of Carbondale, Ill., Mr. Rickords came to Colorado in 1898 and homesteaded here. He was an ardent sports fan and played baseball here in the early days. He went to work for the Missouri Pacific railroad in 1903, and retired five years ago as its maintenance-of-way foreman. In addition to Commissioner Rickords, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edna Rickords, two other sons, Harold Rickords, Half Moon, Calif., and Claude Rickords, Richmond, Calif., a sister, Mrs. Emma Lucas, Lincoln, Ill., and two brothers, John Rickords, Arkansas City, Kans., and A.J. Rickords, Springfield, Ill. Four grandchildren also survive.

Rico, Maria Soledad
Maria Soledad Rico - Trinidad Times Independent - July 29, 2012 - Maria Soledad Rico, 87 of Weston, Colo., entered into eternal rest on Feb. 17, 1997 in Pueblo, Colo., where she had made her home for a short time. Born in Trinchera, Colo., June 27 1909, to the union of Baltazar Romero and Virgilia Madrid, who both predecease her. Also predeceased by her firstborn, son, Fred Rico; two sisters; one brother; one grandchild; one great-grandchild; and son-in-law, Gilbert Bueno. Survived by her beloved husband of 69 yrs, Reymundo Rico; and her children, Elvera (John) Roberto, Jacksonville, Fla., William (Anita) Rico, Cecilia Bueno, Anna (Glenn) Johnson, all of Pueblo, Rose (Guillermo) Guerrero, Seattle, Wash., Frederick Rico, Colorado Springs, Maria (Isaac) Archuleta, Northglenn, Colo., Phillip (Beatrice) Rico, Trinidad, Colo.; 36 grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews and extended family members including Henry (Ercie) Tafoya, Segundo, Colo. Prior to her illness, she was an active member of the Sacred Heart Society and Catholic Daughters. Interment Trinidad Catholic Cemetery

Ricottone, Marlene A.
Marlene A. (Dosen) Ricottone - Pueblo Chieftain - September 9, 2009 - Marlene A. (Dosen) Ricottone, 72, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 5, 2009, at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo after a battle with cancer. She was born Nov. 12, 1936, in Rugby, Colo., to Ann and Mike (Sankovich) Dosen. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, William Ricottone of the family home; daughter, Jacqueline (Paul) Butcher of California; son, Michael (Rejan) Ricottone of Pueblo; granddaughter, Bayley Ricottone of Pueblo; grandsons, Paul Butcher of California and Connor Ricottone of Pueblo; aunts, Ann Dosen of Aguilar, Evelyn Bisulco of Trinidad and Helen Bisulco of Pueblo; uncles, Nick Dosen of Pueblo and Tom Paulovich of Aguilar; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends; all of her bridge friends; and everyone in her prayer circle. She especially loved playing bridge and thoroughly enjoyed the friendship and competition it brought into her life. She loved going to and watching sporting events, especially ' The Broncos.'  Going to her cabin at Stonewall Country Club and fishing Monument Lake brought her enjoyment. Her pride and joy were her grandchildren; she loved watching Paul on television and talking about Paul' s movies or sitcoms; Bayley' s piano, school and sports; and Connor' s smile, good heart and sports. The family would like to thank everyone who helped her through this time. Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, St. Anthony Catholic Church in Aguilar, with Father William Gleeson as celebrant. Entombment will follow at Good Shepherd Mausoleum at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. A reception receiving family and friends will be held following the entombment at St. Anthony Parish Hall. Honorary pallbearers for Marlene: Joe Arnone, Sugar Evancich, Ralph Fausone, Calvin Johnson, William Malovich and Dean Olguin. Active pallbearers for Marlene: Lou DiPaolo, John Dosen, Marty Dosen, Mike Dosen, Jim Odorisio and Jim Tafoya. The loss of a wife, mother, grandmother and friend is never easy and always heartbreaking. Anyone who met Marlene instantly knew what a big heart she had, how she liked to have fun, and how much she loved her family. She will be greatly missed each and every day of our lives. Her presence filled the voids in our lives we often overlooked but needed the most. No words can explain our loss or how much we will all miss her. May God bless her and keep her until one day we will all be together again.

Riddell, John Richard
John "Jack" Richard Riddell - Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald - September 30, 2007 - John "Jack" Richard Riddell, 69, of Loveland died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, at McKee Medical Center. Jack was born Feb. 24, 1938, to Walter T. and Margaret Thomas Riddell, in Chicago, Ill. He grew up in Oak Park, Ill. From 1955 to 1961, Jack attended Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, graduating from the Veterinary College with a D.V.M. On July 19, 1958, he married Nancy Chivers of Ames, Iowa. Jack joined the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps in 1961 and served almost 25 years, retiring in 1986. While in the Army, Jack lived in several states, the Panama Canal Zone, Bolivia and Korea. After retiring from the Army, Jack attended the gunsmithing program at Trinidad State College, Trinidad, Colo., for two years. He then lived in Estes Park, Colo., for 10 years, moving to Loveland in 1998. Jack had a deep interest in muzzle-loading guns, the type used in our country through the Civil War. He collected, built and modified them, and shot in competitions. He was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Loveland, the Colorado Gun Collectors Association, the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, the Colorado State Muzzle Loading Association and area shooting clubs including the Buckhorn Skinners. Jack is survived by his wife, Nancy Riddell of Loveland; brother David Riddell of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; daughter Jean Sienkowski and husband Randall of Matthews, N.C.; son Andrew Riddell of Wichita, Kan.; granddaughter Jamie Riddell and grandsons Jordan and Jacob Sienkowski. He was preceded in death by his parents. A Eucharist and celebration of Jack' s life will be held Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, at 10:30 a.m., All Saints' Episcopal Church, Loveland, with the Rev. Sathi Bunyan officiating. Memorials may be made to All Saints' Episcopal Church, the Hospice of Larimer County or the Colorado State Muzzle Loading Association in care of Kibbey Fishburn Funeral Home.

Riddlebarger, Matt
Matt Riddlebarger - Rocky Mountain News - June 2, 1880 - A Well-Known Coloradan Dead - Pueblo, Colo., June 1 - Matt Riddeberger, one of the pioneers of Colorado, died at the Greenhorn on Monday night. He was a member of the first territorial legislature, and was well known throughout the State.

Riddock, Michael
Michael Riddock - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 2012 - Michael Riddock, 70, died July 14, 2012, at home from heart complications. A joyful memorial followed by a reception will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 24, at Our Lady of Victory in Seaside, Ore. He was born Feb. 18, 1942, to Virginia and Mike Riddock. He graduated from Pueblo Catholic High School and earned a bachelor' s degree from Linfield College in Oregon. He worked at Seaside Helicopter, a continuation of his lifelong love of flying. He also worked as a commercial pilot, a professional photographer and as a financial planner with John Hancock. He loved traveling, flying, cooking, story-telling and dreaming up unique ways of doing things. He absolutely adored and loved to play and spend time with his grandchildren. Michael is survived by his wife, Rosemary Kemper-Riddock; his only sister, Shelley Riddock; brothers, Kirk and Kenny Riddock; children, Renee Shephard and Mickey Riddock; his children by marriage, Karl, Katrina, Christopher and Kerry Kemper; and several grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Food 4 Kids, P.O. Box 2611, Gearhart, OR 97138 or St. Vincent de Paul c/o Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, P.O. Box 29, Seaside, OR 97138.

Ridenour, Frank (Father of)
Father of Frank Ridenour - Pueblo Indicator - April 20, 1935 - Rye - Frank Ridenour from Colbran, was in Rye Saturday and Sunday, having been called here to attend the funeral of his Father.

Rideout, Jimmie Mae
Jimmie Mae Rideout - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2008 - Jimmie Mae Rideout passed away April 7, 2008 in Pueblo. Jimmie was born Sept 11, 1926 in Fairdealing, Missouri and had lived in Pueblo nearly 40 years. She was an active member of the Southwest Church of Christ. Her survivors include her husband Robert, of Pueblo, son Larry (Claire) Rideout, of Loveland, her grandchildren Angela Smith and Kyle Rideout, as well as 4 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday, April 11, 2008 in the Southwest Church of Christ, 1635 S. Pueblo Blvd. Interment will follow in the Imperial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggest donation be made to Casa de la Esperanza through the Southwest Church of Christ.

Rideout, Robert Glen
Robert Glen Rideout - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2009 - Robert Glen Rideout passed away on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 in Pueblo, Colorado. Robert was born Dec 1, 1925 in Naylor, Missouri, the youngest of three children, to Robert "Bob" and Ora Lee Rideout. He was a veteran of the US Marine Corps and was a member of the Southwest Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his wife Jimmie Mae Rideout in 2008 and both of his brothers. His survivors include his son Larry (Claire) Rideout, of Loveland; his grandchildren, Angela Smith and Kyle Rideout; four great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, Feb 16, 2009, Southwest Church of Christ, 1635 S. Pueblo Blvd. with Pastor Gary D. Aragon officiating. Interment will follow in the Imperial Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Rider, Hattie Louise
Hattie Louise Rider - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 2010 - Hattie Louise Rider, 78, of Binger, Okla., former resident of Pueblo, went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 10, 2010. She was born April 25, 1932, to Arthur and Lottie Mae (Benjamin) Howe in Scott, Okla. Louise was united in marriage to Kenneth Rider on May 28, 1949, in Anadarko, Okla. From this union, three sons were born: Jimmy Rider, Kenny Rider and Byron Scott Rider. Eight grandchildren also survive her. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kenneth Rider; three sisters and one brother. Services were held in Binger, Okla., Monday, June 14, 2010.

Ridge, Betty J.
Betty J. Ridge - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 2013 - Betty J. Ridge, 1925-2013. Betty J. Ridge, lifelong resident of Walsenburg, died peacefully on Friday, June 14, 2013. Betty is survived by her husband of 67 years, Richard S. Ridge; and many other family members, all of whom had a special place in her heart. Among her blessings, Betty counted many friends, colleagues and fellow community activists. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 21, at the United Church of Walsenburg, followed by a reception at La Plaza Inn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Melissa Meyer PEO Scholarship Fund, c/o A. Caffey, P.O. Box 255, Walsenburg, CO 81089.

Ridgway, Floyd L.
Floyd L. Ridgway - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 2008 - Floyd L. Ridgway passed away October 19, 2008 in Pueblo. Floyd was born on June 21, 1925 in Swink, CO to Oliver and Sammi Ridgway and had lived in Pueblo most of his life. He graduated from Central High School in 1943 before entering the U.S. Navy where he served in the Pacific Theater during WWII. Floyd was employed at the Pueblo Army Depot for 30 years before his retirement. He was a member and Past Master of South Pueblo Lodge #31 AF & AM. Mr. Ridgway is survived by his wife of 60 years, Grace, of the family home, children, Floyd Alan (Sheryl) Ridgway, of Pueblo, David Ridgway, of Montana, Karen (Tim) Duncan, of Pueblo, a sister Madge (Kay) Becher, of Pueblo, 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and numerous other friends and relatives. Mr. Ridgway will lie in state at the mortuary from 2 P.M. until 7 P.M. on Wednesday, Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 10:00 AM in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery with Masonic Burial Rites provided by South Pueblo Lodge #31 AF &AM.

Ridgway, Grace L.
Grace L. Ridgway - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2010 - Grace L. Ridgway, 81, passed away March 26, 2010. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, March 29, 2010, Davis Memorial Chapel. Complete obituary on Sunday. Davis Mortuary - March 2010 - Grace L. Ridgway passed away March 26, 2010 in Pueblo. Grace was born in Walsenburg, Colorado on August 20, 1928 to Gitano and Anna Savio. She graduated from Walsenburg High School and had lived in Pueblo most of her life. Grace was preceded in death by her husband Floyd in 2008. She is survived by her children Floyd Alan (Sheryl) Ridgway of Pueblo, David Ridgway of Montana, Karen (Tim) Duncan of Pueblo, siblings Richard (Carol) Savio and Lucille (Jim) DeMoore, both of Colorado Springs, a sister-in-law Madge Becher of Pueblo, 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Mrs. Ridgway will lie in state at the mortuary from 4 until 6 P.M. on Sunday. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, March 29, 2010 at 10:00 AM in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Reverend Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Grace will be laid to rest next to her husband Floyd in the Roselawn Cemetery.

Ridgway, Ray Lenny
Ray Lenny Ridgway - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2009 - Ray Lenny Ridgway, 55, passed away March 16, 2009. Service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Lighthouse Worship Center, 311 W. Fourth, Walsenburg.

Ridley, Ollie May
Ollie May Ridley - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2012 - Ollie May Ridley, 72, 26960 Highway 101, Las Animas, Colo., passed away Dec. 9, 2012, at the Ark Valley Nursing Home in La Junta, Colo. Mrs. Ridley is survived by her husband, Harrell Ridley of the family home; one son, Darren Ridley of Las Animas, Colo.; one granddaughter, Paige Ridley of Las Animas, Colo.; four sisters, June Gonzales of Las Animas, Colo., Betty Jo Passmore of Olympia, Wash., Nelda Sue Steward of Medford, Ore., Marie Johnson of Salt Lake City, Utah; four brothers, Alvin Dodson of Las Animas, Colo., Kenneth Dodson of Las Animas, Colo., Ray Dodson of Rye, Colo., Hank Dodson of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church in Las Animas, Colo. Committal service will follow in the Las Animas Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Ark Valley Nursing Home of La Junta, Colo., or the Ark Valley Hospice, either directly or through the funeral home office.

Ridlon, Jayne
Jayne Ridlon - Glenwood Post Independent - November 2, 2010 - Jayne Ridlon June 20, 1920 - Oct. 23, 2010 - Edna Jayne Barker was born in Trinidad, Colo., on June 20, 1920, the youngest of two children, to parents Sewell and Sandy Barker. She married her high school sweetheart, Arthur Ridlon, in 1941. The couple settled in Los Lunas, N.M., where they raised two daughters (Ardith Jo and Betsey Louise), certified Black Angus cattle, and race horses. A favorite on their Los Lunas ranch was a brood mare who had been retired on a mesa in Trinidad. The young couple was told that they could have the promising mare if they could catch her. Many buckets of grain and bags of carrots latter Surprise was in the trailer and heading to New Mexico where she would become the founding member of their successful breeding operation. The family enjoyed many afternoons at race tracks throughout the west where Imp of Erin, GiGis Breeze, and Barney O'Toole graced the winners circle. These successful bloodlines are still found in race stock today. Arthur passed away in 1981 and Jayne returned to her beloved Colorado where she spent the last 25 years living near her two daughters. Throughout her life Jayne enjoyed gardening, playing the organ and watching the mountains for wildlife. While in New Mexico Jayne also worked at the Los Lunas Hospital and Training School. Jayne passed away peacefully on Oct. 23, 2010, in her Battlement Mesa home. Jayne is survived by her children Ardith Knipe (Battlement Mesa), Betsey Ridlon (Rifle), two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Private internment for family only.

Ridlon, Jayne
Jayne Ridlon - Trinidad Times Independent - October 25, 2010 - June 20, 1920 - Oct. 23, 2010 Edna Jayne Barker was born in Trinidad, June 20, 1920, the youngest of two children, to parents Sewell and Sandy Barker. She married her high school sweetheart, Arthur Ridlon in 1941. The couple settled in Los Lunas, N.M., where they raised two daughters (Ardith Jo and Betsey Louise), certified Black Angus cattle, and race horses. A favorite on their Los Lunas ranch was a brood mare who had been retired on a mesa in Trinidad. The young couple was told that they could have the promising mare if they could catch her. Many buckets of grain and bags of carrots later, Surprise was in the trailer and heading to New Mexico where she would become the founding member of their successful breeding operation. The family enjoyed many afternoons at race tracks throughout the west where Imp of Erin, GiGis Breeze, and Barney O'Toole graced the winners circle. These successful bloodlines are still found in race stock today. Arthur passed away in 1981 and Jayne returned to her beloved Colorado where she spent the last 25 years living near her two daughters. Throughout her life Jayne enjoyed gardening, playing the organ and watching the mountains for wildlife. While in New Mexico, Jayne also worked at the Los Lunas Hospital and Training School. Jayne passed away peacefully Oct. 23, 2010, in her Battlement Mesa home. Jayne is survived by her children, Ardith Knipe of Battlement Mesa, Betsey Ridlon of Rifle, two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Private internment for family only.

Ridolfi, Barbara
Barbara Ridolfi - Trinidad Times Independent - February 20, 2007 - Barbara Ridolfi passed on to eternal life February 19, 2007, at Penrose/St. Francis Select Unit Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colo. at the age of 50. She was paralyzed in 2002 as a result of a car accident that took place in Boulder, Colo. where she resided at the time. She was a loving mother and grandmother, mentor and friend to many who shared her life. She was born in Trinidad, Colo., June 24, 1956, to Bernardino and Catherine Louise (Bujacich) Ridolfi. She graduated from Trinidad High School in 1974, attended the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo and graduated from the nursing program at TSJC in Trinidad. She raised her children Cara Jade (Jason Salapich), Christa Jo (Eric Cortez), and Molly Rose Smith (Joseph Smith, Jr.) of Aguilar. She is preceded in death by father and grandparents and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She is survived by her children and grandchildren Jason Salapich, Jr., Chloe Salapich, and Cameron Cortez; her mother Catherine Louise Ridolfi, her siblings Gina & John Raye, their children Ivory, Luke and Cady, Douglas Ridolfi, his children Ryan and Rachael, Rita Stephens, her children, Jennifer and Aleeza, Mary and Tom Wright and their children Matthew and Dillon, Bernard Ridolfi and his children Rhett, Sean, Marissa and Zachary, Kathy and Mike Duffy and their child Jane Zanchi, and Anna Marie Ridolfi and Dave Montoya and their children Deidre and Jeremiah. She is also survived by 19 precious nieces and nephews and many kind aunts, uncles and cousins, including her Godmother Patty Incitti of Trinidad, confirmation mother, Lina Cash of Raton, N.M., and her care-giving aunts, Judy Cambruzzi and Betty Garlutzo. She is also survived by many special friends, too numerous to mention, including her prime caregivers: Dr. Sally Fabec, Debbie Roybal, Linda Montoya and all her past CNA's. Visitation will be held at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007, from 2 - 7 p.m. followed by a Vigil service and a Rosary at the funeral home. Mass and funeral services will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, at 10 a.m. with Fr. Richard Becker officiating and burial will follow immediately after at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family can be contacted at 619 Tillotson (Louise Ridolfi's), 708 W. Baca St. (John & Gina Raye's) or 106 East Strong (Anna & Dave Montoya's). Pallbearers for the services will be: Kurt Bayes, Glenn Moltrer, Brian Falsetto, Bill Garlutzo, Pat Sandoval and Will Damrell. Ushers are Dave Duran, and Joe Antista, Jr., Honorary Pallbearers are: Debbie Roybal, Linda Montoya, Sherry Pacino, Sheila DeCristino, Sandy Layr, Robert Montoya, Scott and Leah Harris, Shay Paino, Evan Bayes, Genevieve and Lillian Lee, Jeanette DeBono, Debbie Moon, Esther Trujillo and Cecilia Chase. Eulogy by Frank Modica and Ivory Raye. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Riehall, Andrew
Andrew Riehall - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 1991 - Irish Immigrant Became Pueblo Political, Business Leader - A frightened Irish lad, just off the ship that brought him from his birthplace in County Cork, became lost in New York City in the late 1840s. A policeman who asked the youth his name and thought he said "Royal." Consequently, Catherine Riehall was unsuccessful in her attempt to locate her child. He later was adopted by a family named Butterworth who took him to Mount Holly, N.J. The boy's adventuresome spirit led Andrew Royal to Pueblo where he became a businessman and civic leader. Many years later, Royal returned to his hometown in Ireland and learned that an older brother Patrick also had emigrated to America. They later were united as well as their sister Ellen, who also had accompanied the mother to America. The mother died without knowing the fate of young Andrew. When he was 16, Royal left his adopted family in New Jersey and drifted westward to Ohio, Illinois and Missouri. In 1859, he married Hester Markham. He served in the Union Army five years during the Civil War and its aftermath. He fought in 30 battles and participated in 40 long marches, including Sherman's March to the Sea. He was mustered out as a captain in the 27th Missouri Infantry after declining a commission in the regular army. Royal read law and became a partner in a law firm in Maryville, Mo. He would become probate judge in Maryville and the title stayed with him the rest of his life. Royal came to Pueblo in 1881. Shortly afterward, he purchased the Pueblo Democrat and started the city's first evening newspaper. It was short-lived. He operated the Southern Hotel in South Pueblo for four years, and at the time of his death, the Royal Hotel. He also was president of the Pueblo Mining and Investment Co. and was a director of Pueblo National Bank. His estate was valued at $20,000. Royal was active in the Grand Army of the Republic, attended several national encampments and in 1899 was elected commander of the Department of Colorado and Wyoming. He moved the department headquarters to Pueblo. Royal served in the Colorado General Assembly in 1882-1883. In 1888, he was elected Pueblo's mayor. During his tenure, the small parks on the Mesa were planned and improved. An unsightly hill where Union Avenue merged into Abriendo was planed down and named Royal Park. The mayor personally planted most of the trees. McClelland Library later was built in Royal Park. The genial Irishman died at age 68 of Bright's disease in Pueblo in 1904. He was buried in Riverview (now Roselawn) Cemetery.

Rien, Donald E.
Donald E. Rien - Pueblo Chieftain - April 1, 2010 - Donald E. Rien went to be with the Lord March 30, 2010. Survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Mary; children, Donald (Cheryl), Robin, Debra (Luigi), Vicki (Don); seven grandchildren and four great-grandsons. Preceded in death by daughter, Roxane; and son, Randy. Donald retired from the U.S. Army after 21 years of service. He loved spending time with his family, his grandchildren and gardening. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Monday, April 5, 2010, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.

Riffee, Rodney Allan
Rodney Allan Riffee - Colorado Springs Gazette - April 4, 2010 - Rodney Allan Riffee born February 14, 1958 passed away at Memorial Hospital on the 30th of March. He was preceded in death by his father, Floyd and his brother, Floyd Jr. Rodney was born in Trinidad, Colorado to Floyd and Genevieve Riffee. He spent the majority of his life in Colorado and earned a living working home care and hospital nursing. He also tutored a countless number of nursing students in Colorado Springs before a debilitating illness took his health. Rodney was a charismatic individual and made his friends as close as family. He enjoyed all things intellectual and was in constant pursuit of knowledge concerning everything under the sun. He wasn't afraid to show off his wit and he could humble the keenest minds at Jeopardy. He enjoyed life and lived for the moment. Rodney is survived by his mother, Genevieve, his sisters; Vickie (Charles) Wallis, Bernadette (Valentino) Trujillo and Elizabeth Mejia, his sons; Aaron and Joshua (Amber), his grandsons; Noah and Ethan, his niece; Cassie Wallis, his nephews; Matthew Trujillo, Levi Riffee, Cody Riffee and Dakota Riffee, Patrick Rowland and Anthony Mejia.

Rigdon, Glenna Isabella
Glenna Isabella Rigdon - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 1935 - Gardner Personals - Glenna Isabella, a little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Rigdon, after a short illness with whooping cough, passed away at their home near Gardner early Sunday. She was born Feb. 17, 1934. Funeral services were held from the Gardner M.E. church Monday, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Joe T. Emanuel officiating. Pallbearers were Robert Meyer, Harvail Cornelius, Tom Sharp and Warren Schmidt. The little one is survived by her parents and two sisters, Mrs. John Faris and Hesper Rigdon, four brothers, Arnold, James, Morgan and Earle Rigdon. Interment was in the Gardner cemetery.

Rigg, Ruth Elizabeth
Ruth Elizabeth Cox Rigg - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 2009 - Ruth Elizabeth Cox Rigg passed away July 16, 2009, in Pueblo. She was born Dec. 11, 1916, in Eads, Colo. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Jess and Julia Chapman; husband, Walter Cox, in 1993; husband, Elwyn Rigg, in 2004; daughter Joy Roscoe; three brothers and two sisters. Ruth is survived by her children, Thomas (Margaret) Cox, of Colorado Springs, Richard (Susan) Cox, of Rocky Ford and Christina (James) Feuerstein, of Colorado Springs. Ruth is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren. Ruth was retired from the Colorado State Hospital where she was a senior psychiatric technician for 20 years. Ruth was a member of the Park Hill Christian Church and Blue Spruce Good Sam's Club. She enjoyed camping, crafts, playing cards and doing crossword puzzles. However, the thing she enjoyed most was spending time with her family. Viewing will be held Monday, July 20, 2009, from noon to 7 p.m. at Davis Mortuary, 128 Broadway Ave., Pueblo. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at 10 a.m. at the Park Hill Christian Church, 1401 E. Seventh St., in Pueblo. Graveside service and interment will follow at 2 p.m. at the La Junta Cemetery in La Junta. Ruth will be greatly missed by her family and friends. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005.

Riggin, Robert R.
Robert R. Riggin - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 2010 - Robert R. Riggin, 83, went to be with the Lord Sept. 9, 2010. Preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Parthena ' Pat'  Riggin. Survived by siblings, Dorothy Breece, Ray (Alma) Riggin of Missouri; children, Cathy (Rusty) Thimmes of Pueblo, Jim (Pat) Riggin of Highlands Ranch, Richard (Eleana) Riggin of Arvada, Ray (Julia) Riggin of Wheatridge; 14 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren; best buddy, Bob McClin; also numerous close friends. Robert retired from The Pueblo Chieftain as a printer and was a member of the Central Christian Church. He also was a veteran and served in WWII and the Korean Conflict. He served in the Navy Seebees. The family would like to give a special thanks to Eleana and Julia for their loving care for Dad in his last weeks. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, at Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson Ave.

Riggins, Kelly Ray
Kelly Ray Riggins - Huerfano World Journal - November 3, 2011 - Kelly Ray Riggins entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior on October 23, 2011. He entered into this world on a bright sunny day June 27, 1975. Kelly was preceded in death by his Grandfather Don Kerr and Great-grandparents Ellis and Lilly Smith of La Veta. He is survived by his mother Leslie Riggins of Pueblo, brother Mike Kerr of Denver, grandmother Frankie Kerr of La Veta, father Malcom Riggins and grandparents Marge and Bill Riggins of La Veta along with his adopted family Jim and Linda Roberts of La Veta, Shane and Jennifer Roberts of Pueblo West, Laceen Roberts-Bolin of Pueblo and Bryon and Mandy Roberts of Columbus, Ohio as well as by his many relatives and friends from far and wide. Kelly graduated from La Veta High School in 1993. He enjoyed and was a team member of the La Veta football and basketball teams all four years as well as a member of the track team. Kelly was active in FFA all four years of high school and enjoyed every day of it. He attended church and accepted the Lord as his Savior at the First Baptist Church in La Veta. Kelly had a great love for the outdoors and enjoyed hunting with his friends. He spent many days helping his grandfather Don on the ranch and enjoyed the horses and cowboy work. Kelly was employed with Servpro of Pueblo for the past six years and was a great asset to the company. All those who knew him have many stories and memories of the life that Kelly lived and enjoyed. He will be greatly missed by all how knew and loved him. A memorial service will be held at the Senate Bar & Grill located at Union and Grand across from City Hall in Pueblo, CO at 2 pm, Saturday, October 29, 2011. All of Kelly' s friends and family can share stories and memories to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holt Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 806 Macon Ave., Canon City, Colorado. The Lord is My Shepherd - The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul; he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name' s sake. Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; they rod and they staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Riggio, Josephine C.
Josephine C. "Pep" Riggio - Pueblo Chieftain - March 7, 2013 - Josephine C. "Pep" Riggio passed peacefully to heaven on Monday, March 4, 2013, in her 100th year. Born Oct. 20, 1913, to Joseph and Mary Hren, Pep lived her entire life in the Pueblo community. She married Frank Riggio in 1933, and they were blessed with a daughter and a son, Joan and Jack. Pep loved her God and her family, and she had great appreciation for all things beautiful in this earthly life. Whatever she did, it was done with full commitment to excellence ' ” frying a chicken, stuccoing a chocolate cake, collecting coins, keeping a tidy home and being the best wife and most loving and nurturing parent and grandparent possible. Long preceded in death by her parents and her seven Hren siblings, Pep also lost Frank in 1992. She is survived by children, Joan Lawson of Temple, Texas, and Jack and Kay Riggio of Pueblo West. Three of ' Grandma Pep's'  eight grandchildren, Mike and Beverly Riggio, Jeff and Terra Riggio and John and Lilli Riggio, reside in Colorado. Cheryl and Larry Traudt, Gene and Charmayne Lawson, Frank and Tammy Lawson, Bill and Beth Lawson and Lisa and Alan Teeple live in Texas. She also is survived by 17 ' GG's,'  seven great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. The family expresses sincere appreciation for Pep's dear and devoted friends, Helen Davis, and her late husband, Bill. Also, for the caregivers at Minnequa Medical Center and for Dr. Jim Stjernholm. Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church, followed by burial in Roselawn Cemetery. The family requests memorials be made to the charity of your choice. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Riggs, Andrea Joan
Andrea Joan Riggs - Pueblo Chieftain - August 6, 2012 - Andrea Joan Riggs, 73, Amarillo, Texas, formerly of Pueblo, Aug. 2. Memorial Park, Amarillo. Amarillo Globe-News - August 6, 2012 - Andrea Joan Riggs, 73, of Amarillo died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary' s Catholic Church with Monsignor Harold Waldow as celebrant. Arrangements are by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 E. Interstate 40. Andrea was born Dec. 4, 1938, in Pueblo, Colo., to Lewis and Margaret Reynolds. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be truly missed.

Riggs, E. V.
E. V. Riggs - Pueblo Indicator - August 31, 1935 - Fatal Auto Accident - While riding on the running board of a car in Park Hill last Monday, E. V. Riggs lost his hold when the car bumped into a chuck hole and landed on his head. He was taken to a hospital but died soon thereafter. He was a FERA worker and leaves a widow and three children.

Riggs, Randy
Randy Riggs - 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.

Rigirozzi, Bernard
Bernard (Al) Rigirozzi - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1975 - In Memory of Bernard (Al) Rigirozzi, who passed away one year ago today. December 30th, 1974. You are gone from our lives and a void will always remain in our hearts. We miss your smile and loving ways. Sadly missed by wife and family.

Rigirozzi, Connie Mae
Connie Mae Rigirozzi - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 2009 - Connie Mae Rigirozzi, 89, passed away Sept. 23, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nichol Rigirozzi. She is survived by her children, Phyliss M. Sciortino, Raymond (Rose) Rigirozzi, Douglas (Vickie) Rigirozzi, Karen M. (Robert) Rigirozzi-Fiorini; sisters, Antoinette Farino and Mary Salimeno; eight grandchildren, Renee (Jeff) Aragon, Barbara (Sam) Anselmo, Jolene (Greg) Blanchard, Jason Rigirozzi, Duane (Lora) Rigirozzi, Karina (Skip) Rigirozzi-Sprous, Raeann and John Rigirozzi; seven great-grandchildren, Tate, Gabriella, Marlowe, Alexis, Nico, Nicholas and Kayla. Connie loved baking, cooking, playing Bunco, and bingo with Della, Pat and Art; and she especially loved her grandchildren. Connie worked 25 years for Sears, and was the lunch lady at St. Joseph and North Mesa schools until she retired. She was a member of Post 203 Auxiliary and Christian Mothers. Connie wanted to give a special thanks to all the caregivers who helped her. Visitation, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, St. Joseph Catholic Church, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Connie' s memory through the funeral home office. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Rilling, Willi
Willi Rilling - Pueblo Chieftain - June 1, 2011 - Willi Rilling, longtime resident of Teller County, passed away at home in Pueblo after a brief illness on May 29, 2011. At his request, no services were held, but the family will have a memorial to honor the life of Willi in the near future. Willi was born in Radautz, Romania, Aug. 12, 1938, to Johann and Eva Rilling. He immigrated to America in May 1952. Willi married the love of his life, Gay, in 1959. He is survived by his wife, Gay Rilling of Pueblo; his children, Chad (Celesta) Rilling of Ouray, Colo., Kal Rilling of Pueblo, and Stacey (John) Duston of Pueblo; grandchildren, Shane (Kelly), Krystle, Zach, Justin (Jenn), Kandis (Anthony), Kerstin, John Jr., Chris (Britney) and Caitlin; great-grandchildren, Jaden and Quentin. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johann and Eva Rilling; brothers, Albert, Ozzie and Holdy Rilling; and grandson, Joshua Rilling.

Rinard, Diane Marie
Diane Marie Rinard - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2010 - Diane Marie Rinard finished her earthly journey at the young age of 47 on April 27, 2010. She died peacefully at the excellent Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Pueblo, Colo. She is survived by her daughter, Lauren Rinard; husband, John Rinard; mother, Barbara Overton; sisters, Dorie Perna, Jeni Overton, Karen McClure and Sileste Roy; aunts, Cynthia Breaux, Penny Jackson and Linda Jensen; nieces, Courtney Perna and Summer Albertson; nephews, Brandon Perna, Jonathan Stroud and son Skylar; along with many dearly loved cousins and extended families. She was preceded in death by her father, Jon Overton; stepmothers, Ellen Benson and Liz Overton; and sister, Pamela Albertson. Diane loved life and people, but most of all she loved children. She will be missed by all who truly knew her. A service will be held at the Mile High Church in Lakewood, Colo. after arrangements are made.

Ringlero, Rosendo William
Rosendo ' Russ'  William Ringlero - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 2011 - Rosendo ' Russ'  William Ringlero, 25. "Indo," as he was affectionately called by his friends, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 10, 2011. He was born Sept. 30, 1986, in Hemet, Calif., to the union of Kerny and Theresa (Lopez) Ringlero. He was preceded in death by his father, Kerny; brother, Timothy Ringlero; and grandfather, Rosendo Lopez. Rosendo loved his two boys with his whole heart. Rosendo is survived by his wife, Jolene Romero; his two boys, Mario and Rosendo "Lil Sendo"; his parents, Theresa Ringlero and Dan Duran; his sister, Marquita (Donny) Ringlero; brother, Robert (Tanya) Ringlero-Cordova; sisters, Anisha Lucero and Denise (Rick) Williamson; grandmother, Caroline Lopez; his parents-in-law, Gloria Romero and Rolando Martinez; brother- in-law, Bo (Trini) Romero; sisters-in-law, Jamie Romero, Jessica (Ernie) Marquez and Jennifer Romero; also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many friends. Rosendo loved his Washington Redskins; he treasured his Colorado Smash team, his friends that followed his heart. He enjoyed playing cards and dice, making his music and playing pool with his buddies, but most of all, he loved and cared for his boys. Rosary, 6 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, both at St. Anne Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Ringlero, Timothy Ron
Timothy Ron Ringlero - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 2010 - Timothy Ron Ringlero, 27, ' Timbo'  as he was affectionately called by family and friends, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 19, 2010. He was born Sept. 1, 1983, in Banning, Calif., to the union of Kerny and Theresa (Lopez) Ringlero. He was preceded in death by his father, Kerny Ringlero; and grandfather, Rosendo Lopez. Tim loved being with his kids. Tim is survived by his wife, Anisha Lucero; his children, Timothy Ringlero, Sariah Ringlero, Kalayah Ringlero, Nadia Ringlero; his parents, Theresa Ringlero and Dan Duran; sister, Marquita (Donny) Ringlero; brothers, Rosendo (Jolene) Ringlero, Robert (Tanya) Ringlero- Cordova; sister, Danice (Rick) Williamson; grandmother, Caroline Lopez; in-laws, Urban and Mary Lucero; brothers-in-law, Urban Lucero Jr. and Jacob Lucero; sister-in-law, Melissa Lucero; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. Rosary, 7 p.m. today; funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, both services at St. Anne Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the American Legion Post No. 2, corner of Ninth and West streets, following the service.

Ringo, Holly
Holly Ringo - Trinidad Times Independent - October 14, 2008 - Holly Tyler Ringo 17 of Aguilar, CO was called to begin a new journey on Friday, October 10, 2008. Holly was born on January 28, 1991 in Trinidad, CO to Garry & Clorinda (Encinias) Ringo. Holly attended Aguilar Schools where she was currently a Senior at Aguilar High School & was also taking college prep courses at TSJC where Holly was planning on attending college after graduation. Holly's future plans were to become an elementary school teacher. Holly was a very bright, energetic, loving, compassionate young lady who was so full of life. Holly touched so many lives and will be "greatly" missed. Holly is proceeded in death by her papa Nick Ringo, Jr., grandfather Henry M. Encinias, and great-grandmother Kay Fausone . Holly is survived by her parents Garry & Clorinda Ringo of Aguilar, CO brother Nicolas Ringo, of LaJunta, CO sisters Terra Ringo, Aguilar, CO, Michelle Seifried, Pueblo, CO. She is also survived by her nana Patti Ringo, Segundo, CO, grandmother Melecia G. Cordova Raton, N.M. aunts/uncles, Nicoleen (Kenny) Maenpa, Thorton, CO, Joleen (Scott) LaJunta, CO, Gloria (Alfredo) Fernandez, Raton, N.M. Lillian Rubidoux, Pueblo West, CO, Rocky Encinias, Las Vegas, N.M., Eloy (Debbie) Encinias, Cincinnati, OH, Armando Encinias, Colorado Springs, CO, Mike Encinias, Pueblo, CO, Erlinda Encinias, Aguilar, CO, Gene (Cere) Pueblo West, CO Wayne (Vanessa) Encinias, Pueblo West, CO, Margaret (Christopher) Barksdale, Killeen, TX Viewing for Holly will be Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, 3 - 5 p.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home 335 East Main Trinidad, CO. Services will be a rosary on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008 at 7:00 p.m., with the funeral following on Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony' s Catholic Church Aguilar, CO with Fr. Phil Coury as celebrant. Pallbearers will be: John Hollowell, Bob Sawaya, Jeremy Encinias, Ryan Encinias, Scottie Monarco, and Robbie Baudino. Honorary Pallbearers will be Holly' s Senior Class. Immediately following the funeral services, family and friends are invited to gather at the Aguilar High School Commons Area. Private burial will follow at a later date. Trinidad Times Independent - October 16, 2008 - Fatal Crash near Aguilar - On Oct. 10, at approximately 7:34 am, a blue 2005 Dodge utility vehicle was traveling southbound on I-25 and went off the left side of the roadway, onto the center median and rolled 1 1/2 times. The unrestrained female driver was ejected during the duration of the rollover. She has been identified as Holly Ringo, 17 of Aguilar, CO. The vehicle continued while out of control onto the northbound lanes and came to a final rest on its top, blocking both lanes while facing in a northerly direction. Ringo came to final rest on the northbound lanes nearby the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Las Animas County coroner. A properly restrained one year old female infant passenger has been identified as Jazlyn Gandomcar, also of Aguilar. The infant sustained serious injuries, including a broken leg, and was airlifted from the scene and transported to Memorial Hospital of Colorado Springs, CO. The child has since been allowed to return home. Holly Ringo was the aunt of Jazlyn Gandomcar. Alcohol, drugs and speed are unknown contributing factors at this time. This incident is still under investigation. Trinidad Times Independent - October 14, 2008 - Holly Tyler Ringo 17 of Aguilar, CO was called to begin a new journey on Friday, October 10, 2008. Holly was born on January 28, 1991 in Trinidad, CO to Garry & Clorinda (Encinias) Ringo. Holly attended Aguilar Schools where she was currently a Senior at Aguilar High School & was also taking college prep courses at TSJC where Holly was planning on attending college after graduation. Holly's future plans were to become an elementary school teacher. Holly was a very bright, energetic, loving, compassionate young lady who was so full of life. Holly touched so many lives and will be "greatly" missed. Holly is proceeded in death by her papa Nick Ringo, Jr., grandfather Henry M. Encinias, and great-grandmother Kay Fausone. Holly is survived by her parents Garry & Clorinda Ringo of Aguilar, CO brother Nicolas Ringo, of LaJunta, CO sisters Terra Ringo, Aguilar, CO, Michelle Seifried, Pueblo, CO. She is also survived by her nana Patti Ringo, Segundo, CO, grandmother Melecia G. Cordova Raton, N.M. aunts/uncles, Nicoleen (Kenny) Maenpa, Thorton, CO, Joleen (Scott) LaJunta, CO, Gloria (Alfredo) Fernandez, Raton, N.M. Lillian Rubidoux, Pueblo West, CO, Rocky Encinias, LaVegas, N.M., Eloy (Debbie) Encinias, Cincinnati, OH, Armando Encinias, Colorado Springs, CO, Mike Encinias, Pueblo, CO, Erlinda Encinias, Aguilar, CO, Gene (Cere) Pueblo West, CO Wayne (Vanessa) Encinias, Pueblo West, CO, Margaret (Christopher) Barksdale, Killeen, TX. Viewing for Holly will be Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008 3-5pm at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home 335 East Main Trinidad, CO. Services will be a rosary on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008 at 7:00pm, with the funeral following on Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, 10:00am at St. Anthony' s Catholic Church Aguilar, CO with Fr. Phil Coury as celebrant. Pallbearers will be: John Hollowell, Bob Sawaya, Jeremy Encinias, Ryan Encinias, Scottie Monarco, and Robbie Baudino. Honorary Pallbearers will be Holly' s Senior Class. Immediately following the funeral services, family and friends are invited to gather at the Aguilar High School Commons Area. Private burial will follow at a later date.

Ringo, Samuel P. Sr.
Samuel P. Ringo Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 2013 - Samuel P. Ringo Sr. died peacefully on Friday June 14, 2013. He was born in Jansen, Colo., to Salvatore and Lucy Pollechino on Jan. 17, 1918. He was united in marriage to Sarah Cimino on June 8, 1947. Sam is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Sarah Ringo, Trinidad; children, Markala (Stanley) Stanton, Kerman, Calif., Sam (Janice Hoover) Ringo Jr., Rye, Colo., Lucille (Anthony) Mattie, Trinidad and Thomas Ringo, Pueblo, Colo. He has nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Sam also is survived by sisters, Frances Garbo, Clara Micheli, Sandina Kerr; brother, Pete (Alice) Ringo; sister-in-law, Patti Ringo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Rosary recitation will be at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, at the Comi Funeral Home, followed by Mass at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, with Father Richard Becker officiating. Interment at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery will follow immediately with graveside services conducted by the Fort Carson Honor Guard. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Holy Trinity Church Restoration Fund or the Mount Carmel Health and Wellness Center. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Ringo, Victor F.
Victor F. Ringo - Trinidad Times Independent - August 2, 2010 - Victor F. Ringo, prominent Trinidad businessman, passed away unexpectedly on July 31, 2010, at Mt. San Rafael Hospital. He was 86. He was born in Segundo Aug. 11, 1923, to Lucy (Provenzano) and Nick Ringo. He attended and graduated from Primero High School. On July 19, 1944, Vic was united in marriage to Florence Wilcox, in Raton. Victor proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1944-1946 during WWII. He served in the Pacific Theater and China. Upon returning from military service, he worked with his father and brothers at Ringo' s in Valdez. In 1962, together with his wife and brothers, Victor opened Ringo' s Fisher' s Peak Market in Trinidad. In 1976, their son Jim joined them in the family business where they operated it until it' s closing in 2001. Vic loved to bowl, play cards with his friends, fish and spend time in the mountains at the family cabin. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially on Sunday where there was always the traditional family spaghetti dinner. He was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge where he was a past Exhaled Ruler. He also was past President of the TDI Board, Chamber of Commerce, board member of San Isabel Electric Association and a member of the Trinidad Area Catholic Community. Vic was a devoted husband, loving father, doting grandfather and great-grandfather and will be missed by the many who knew and loved him. Preceding him in death are parents, Lucy and Nick Ringo; brothers, Anthony Ringo, Nick Ringo and son-in-law, Domenic Bonato. Survivors are wife Florence ' Fuzzy,'  Trinidad; children, Vicky (John) Bonato, Colorado Springs; Norma Lee (Marty) Sweet, Greeley; Jim (Laura) Ringo, Trinidad; grandchildren, Michael (Raquel) Bonato, Corrie Bonato, Lori (Dave) Duarte, Megan Ringo, Chelsea Ringo; great-grandchildren, Andrea and Carmella Bonato, Kirsten and Dylan Jones, Payton, Kelton and Devyon Lauer, and Makayla Duarte; siblings, Frances Garbo, Trinidad; Clara Michelli, Greeley; Sandina Kerr, Colorado Springs; Sam (Sarah) Ringo, Trinidad; Pete (Alice) Ringo, Calif.; Patti Ringo, Segundo; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation was Wednesday, August 4, 2010, at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel followed by a Rosary at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Funeral Mass was held Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at Holy Trinity Church. Interment followed at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by the United States Marine Honor Guard. Active pallbearers are Gary Ringo, Sammy Ringo, Tommy Ringo, Cameron Cummings, Rob Fiorenzi and Tom Zuech. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Rinker, Anna
Anna Rinker - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2013 - Anna Rinker passed away with family by her side on March 2, 2013, in Pueblo. Anna was born in Krakow, Poland, on Jan. 6, 1926, and had lived in Pueblo since 1946. In tribute to Anna, she overcame many obstacles in her life. She survived a German Nazi work camp during WWII, married Hugh L. Rinker in Paris and moved to America knowing very little English. She was very proud of getting her U.S. citizenship, her GED, and spending time in church and with family. She was preceded in death by a son, Lewis Rinker. Anna is survived by her husband of 66 years, Hugh L. Rinker; a daughter, Mary Ann (Gary) Kraud; grandchildren, Heather (Gary) Cunningham and Kris (Lisa) Kraud; and four great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. Services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church or to the Joni Fair Hospice House. The family appreciates all who have given us love and support. Pueblo Chieftain - June 6, 2013 - Anna Rinker. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2013, in the Davis Memorial Chapel.

Rinker, Lewis E.
Lewis E. Rinker - Pueblo Chieftain - January 3, 2011 - Lewis E. Rinker passed away Dec. 30, 2010, in Pueblo. Lewis was born in Pueblo on March 2, 1952, to Anna and Hugh Rinker. He graduated from Central High School in Pueblo and had lived in Las Vegas, Nev., for 30 years. Memorial service, 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford Ave., Pueblo. Donations may be made to an animal charity of your choice.

Rino, Eugene
Eugene "Gino" Rino - Trinidad Times Independent - July 22, 2007 - Eugene "Gino" Rino, 28, died unexpectedly May 30, 2007. He was born December 3, 1978 to Eugene and Theresa (Brito) Rino. He was married to Sara Larsen on September 8, 2006, in Trinidad, Colo. Gino was a lifelong resident of Trinidad and attended Trinidad High School. He worked construction and at the Timbers Restaurant in Cuchara before coming to work at the family restaurant, Rino's, in downtown Trinidad. He was a member of the Eagles, was a Bronco fan and loved being with his family and was a good hearted person. (He left behind beautiful memories engraved in our hearts and minds, and now his beautiful spirit has been set free.) He was preceded in death by his father and grandmother Carmen Rino. He is survived by his mother and wife Sara Rino; sons Shaun and Camrin; daughters Shenayah and Paige; Brother David James Borrego, Pueblo; Sister Cisca Jean Rino, Denver; numerous nieces; nephews and cousins; 13 aunts and uncles. A memorial service will be held on June 5, 2007 at 11 AM at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Rino, Fabiola
Fabiola Rino - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2009 - Fabiola Rino of Ogden, Utah, formerly of Pueblo, passed away March 7, 2009. Preceded in death by her former husband, John J. Rino. Survived by children, Ralph, Johnny, Nina, Gloria, Isabel and Gilbert Rino; and numerous grandchildren. Friends and family will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2009, at 128 Regency Blvd., Pueblo.

Rino, Georgia C.
Georgia C. Rino - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2009 - Georgia C. Rino, longtime educator, passed away at home on Nov. 9, 2009, at the age of 68. Survivors include husband, John, Trinidad; sons, Louis Rino, Trinidad, and Dino (Diane) Rino, Grand Junction, Colo. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, and funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, both at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Rios, Jose Tomas
Jose Tomas Rios - Trinidad Times Independent - November 1, 2010 - Jose Tomas Odilon Molina Rios was born Dec.29, 1906, in San Antonio, Texas, to Juan Rios and Maria Luisa Molina. He was raised by his grandparents, Pedro Rios and Dominga Sandoval in La Piedad, Michocan, Mexico. On Feb. 26, 1926, Tomas entered the United States at El Paso, Texas, and made his way to Watsonville, Calif., where he worked as a tracklayer on the Southern Pacific Railroad. After 2 months, he hopped a freight train and made his way to Trinidad where he gained employment in area coal mines. Some of the mines he worked included the CF&I, Temple Fuel Co, Bear Canon Coal Co, Baldy Coal Co, American Smelting & Refining, St. Louis, Rocky Mountain, Huerfano Coal Co and Scott-Ruiz Coal Co, for a total of 37 years in the coal mining industry. From 1967-73 he operated the Santa Fe Mine for A.P. Green Refractories Mexico, MO mining clay. Tomas was a member of La Sociedad de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, Sociedad Union, Justicia Y Caridad Hispano-Americana and was a former member of 50 years of La Confederacion Mutualista Mexicana e Hispano-Americana Lodge. During the 1950's he was involved with the Commission Honorifica Mexicana and worked closely with the Mexican Consulate office in Denver. During the Depression years when the mines were idle, he was employed by the WPA as a driller. Some of the areas he worked in were Jansen, Viola, Grey Creek and Trinidad. While not busy working or participating in lodge activities, Tomas did carpentry work around the family home or for friends. He was a self-taught carpenter, roofer, painter, cement worker, etc. If the work needed to be done, he did it. Tomas lived through more changes than most people, he witnessed the Mexican Revolution, Great Depression, World War II, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, the first man on the moon, the beginning of the Internet, the Oklahoma City bombing and the World Trade Center of Sept. 11, 2001. The Rios family was very blessed in having him live to the age of 103-10-1. He told us, ' When I die, do not grieve for me, give thanks to the Lord, that I lived a good life. Celebrate my life.'  He was preceded in death by his wife Maria and granddaughter, Diana Martinez. Tomas is survived by children, Johnny (Mary Jane), Jose, Josephine Munoz, all of Trinidad, Dolores (Joseph) Martinez of Colorado Springs, Colo., Juan of Trinidad, Daniel (Rose Marie) of Denver, Gilbert (Shirley) of Denver, Linda Acosta of Pueblo, Evelyn (C. Rudy Montoya) of Trinidad, and Olga Ollis of Denver. He is survived by step-children Marie (David) Tafoya of San Francisco, Robert C. Vigil of San Diego, Dolores Trujillo of Denver and Christina Duran of Trinidad; 46 grandchildren, 80 great grandchildren and 46 great-great grandchildren; also several great grand-nephews and nieces of Mexico and California. Tomas will be missed by his loyal and ever present Bichon puppies, Goldie and Molly. Tomas was a member of La Sociedad de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, Sociedad Union, Justicia Y Caridad Hispano-Americana and was a former member of 50 years of La Confederacion Mutualista Mexicana e Hispano-Americana Lodge. During the 1950' s he was involved with the Commission Honorifica Mexicana and worked closely with the Mexican Consulate office in Denver. Recitation of rosary was held Nov 4. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home, with a reception afterward. Funeral Mass will be held Friday, Nov. 5, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons Thomas A. Rios, Tom Rios, Virgil Martinez, Juan D. Rios, Victor Rios and Augie Rios. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Rios, Juan
Juan Rios - Trinidad Times Independent - February 12, 2013 - Juan Rios, 73, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in Trinidad. Rosary will be Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, Feb. 14, at 10 a.m., at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with inurnment to follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. A complete obit will follow. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Ripke, Barbara Jean
Barbara Jean Ripke - Trinidad-Times Independent - September 23, 2011 - Barbara Jean Ripke passed away unexpectedly at home at the age of 80. She was born in Reno, Nev., and lived there most of her life until coming to Colorado a couple years ago after her husband Arthur passed away. She loved animals, the desert and was an avid collector or old artifacts. Barbara rode around the country in the passenger seat of a big rig that her husband drove for years. She said she got to ' see lots of sights.'  She was a loving, gracious lady and mother. She will be sorrowfully missed by all that knew and loved her. Graveside services will be held Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at 10 a.m. at the Masonic Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Ripke, William F.
William F. Ripke - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1955 - In Memoriam - In loving memory of William F. Ripke, who passed away three years ago, Oct. 14, 1952. Verse. Sadly missed by Wife and Son, Mrs. Ellen Ripke and Billy.

Risi, Vincent
Vincent Risi - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 2011 - Vincent Risi, 84, passed away Dec. 24, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lela; children, Ruth (Rick) Cortese of Pueblo, Debbie (Stuart) Marsh of Pueblo West, Peggy Risi of Lafayette, Colo., John (Margretta) Risi of Erie, Colo.; and grandchildren, David, Patrick and Suzanne Marsh and Madison and Jackson Risi. Vince taught refrigeration and air conditioning at Pueblo Community College from 1964 to 1991 and was well-known and respected throughout the HVAC industry in Pueblo. He was a self-made man and was passionate about music and his faith. Vince was loved and will be missed by all those he touched. In lieu of flowers and food, please make a donation in his memory to a charity of your choice. Announcement of a memorial gathering to follow. Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2012 - Vincent Risi. Celebration of life from 4 to 6 p.m. today in the Montgomery & Steward Banquet Hall.

Risoli, Marvin Patrick
Marvin Patrick Risoli - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 2010 - Marvin Patrick Risoli, 73, passed away April 10, 2010, in Pueblo, Colo. Marvin was born on Aug. 24, 1936, in Chicago, Ill. Marvin is survived by numerous relatives and will be sadly missed. At his request, no viewing and no service. Cremation has taken place.

Ritchason, Henry C.
Henry C. Ritchason - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2011 - Henry C. Ritchason, 88, of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 14, 2011. Preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Anna Ritchason; three brothers; and one sister. Survived by his wife of 64 years, Loretta Mae Ritchason; children, Barbara (John) Hudgens Roselli and Pamela (Trevor) Hitchiner. He also leaves behind four grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. Henry served in the United States Marine Corps during WWII. He worked at Cape Kennedy and also did auto mechanic work. Henry enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel.

Ritchey, Irene
Irene Ritchey - Pueblo Chieftain - April 3, 2013 - Irene Ritchey, 89, beloved mother, friend and confidante, died April 1, 2013. Born Jan. 24, 1924, to Barbara (Froman) and Alfred Newman at the Morning Glory coal camp outside of Walsenburg, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Ritchey; parents; two older brothers; and most of her friends. Survived by children, Roscoe (Sandy), Richard and Diane; grandchildren, Susan Cummings, Barbara (Jon) Ocana and Elizabeth Ritchey; four great-grandchildren, Eeann, Cheyenne, Sierra and Halley; and once grandson, Richard Cummings. Special thanks to Sue McBride, who permed her hair, pedicured her feet and made her feel special and important. At her request, cremation with no service. Anyone who would like to do something in her honor may make a contribution to the PAWS For Life Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 11208, Pueblo, CO 81001, to help build a new cat building.

Ritchey, James Ayres
James Ayres Ritchey - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2010 - James Ayres Ritchey, 64, passed away Feb. 15, 2010, at his home. Preceded in death by his father, Robert Raymond Ritchey; mother, Dorothy Estelle (Burnett) Ritchey; and son, John Allen Ritchey. James is survived by his wife of 41 years, Carol Sue (Armstrong) Ritchey; his children, Paula (Phil) Alexander, Rahel (Gary) Ramsey, Robert (Trina) Ritchey and Ruth Ritchey; grandchildren, Nicholas and Garry Ramsey, Nathaniel, Vincent and Jacob Garcia, Ayres and Kaylee Ritchey; sister, Sharon (Roger) Lowe; brothers-in-law, Ray (Betty) Armstrong and James (Beth) Armstrong; cousin, Roscoe Ritchey and family; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friend, Bill Vickers Sr. James was born Oct. 29, 1945, in Pueblo, Colo. He and his father owned Ritchey Body Shop for many years and were respected businessmen in the community. One special friend from his years in the automotive business was Dick Johnson. He was a member of the Eagles Aerie No. 145, where he and many friends frequented the dances and other events of the lodge. Many special friendships came from all those nights and he became a part of what was known as ' the rowdy bunch.'  He was a lifetime member of the VFW after serving in the U.S. Navy. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, Fellowship of the Rockies, with Steve Allen officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association through the funeral home. Arrangements under the direction of Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Ritchie, Harry Warren
Harry Warren Ritchie - The Chronicle-News - December 7, 2010 - Harry Warren Ritchie, 87, died Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 in Walsenburg. Complete obituary to follow. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Ritchie, Larry Eldon
Larry Eldon Ritchie - Pueblo Chieftain - July 7, 2009 - Larry E. Ritchie passed away July 4, 2009 in Gunnison, Colorado. Larry was born February 21, 1947 in Lamar, Colorado to Laurence and Odette Ritchie. He lived his first 8 years in Holly before moving to Pueblo in 1955. He was a veteran of the US Navy having served during the Vietnam War. For the last 15 years, Larry was employed by Kirkland Construction Company, whose love and support through Larry' s illness is greatly appreciated by the Ritchie family. Larry loved the outdoors especially fly fishing the creeks in Gunnison County. He also loved 4-wheeling, camping and hunting with his son and buddies. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, his father and his nephew Dustin. His survivors include his wife Martha; his son and best buddy Larry Dean Ritchie; mother, Odette Ritchie; sister, Lynnette McArthur, brother-in-law Joe (Mary Riensch) Kronwitter; sister-in-law Francie (Mike) Hurtado as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Friday, July 10, 2009 in the Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson.

Ritchie, Odette
Odette Ritchie - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2013 - Odette Ritchie, 97, passed away May 31, 2013. At her request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service (service date change) will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Central Christian Church. In lieu of flowers and food, donations may be made to Central Christian Church or charity of your choice.

Ritzus, Ethel
Ethel Hutman Ritzus - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2011 - Ethel Hutman Ritzus, 88, passed away Nov. 15, 2011, in Pueblo. Ethel was preceded in death by her husband, Cyril; her brothers, Tom, George and Clifford; and sisters, Verna and Helen. Her survivors include her sister, Evelyn DiPaola of Pueblo; special friend and adopted little sister, Jan (Steve) DiPaola of Trinidad; stepson, Larry (Betty) Ritzus and their children of Montgomery, Ala.; sisters-in-law, Marguerite Hutman of Colorado Springs, and Rose Mary Hutman of Walsenburg; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. At her request, cremation has taken place. Private inurnment will be held at a later date in the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ethel' s name may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice House, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005.

Ritzus, Lucille M.
Lucille M. Ritzus - Pueblo Chieftain - July 4, 2011 - Lucille M. Ritzus, 95. Born in Grey Creek, Colo., on Nov. 29, 1915, and passed away on July 2, 2011. Lucille was the daughter of Italian immigrants Michele and Caterina Giordano. The Giordano family established the Giordano Coal Company, which supplied coal to customers in Southern Colorado. Married to Steve Ritzus in 1935, Lucille worked most of her adult life as a cosmetologist. Lucille and Steve had two daughters, Denise (Doug) Pearson and Stephanie, who estranged herself from the family long ago. Predeceased by Steve; three brothers, Joseph, Michael and Eugene Giordano; and one sister, Mary Sowers. She is survived by daughter, Denise; granddaughters, Leah and Hannah Pearson and Tanya Graham; step-grandchildren, Joshua Pearson (Sanae) and Erika Belk (Joshua); great-grandchild, Devan Graham; step-great-grandchildren, Jayden and Nathan Belk; sisters-in-law, Nancy and Rose Giordano and Ethel Ritzus; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2011, St. Mary Church, with Father Ben Bacino as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Joni Fair House. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Rivas, Anthony David
Anthony David "Soonie" Rivas - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 2011 - Anthony David "Soonie" Rivas, 63, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on June 5, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Antonio and Rose Rivas; sister, Rosemary Arriaga; and brother, Tony Rivas. Soonie is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Diana Rivas; children, Toni Lynn Rivas, Keith David (Michele) Rivas and Brenda (Gilbert) Martinez; grandchildren, Rhyan, Isabella, Malachi, Brandon, Derrick and Amber; siblings, Anita Lujan, Rita Martinez, Dr. Richard Rivas and Nancy (Gerald) Martinez; mother-in-law, Connie (Jose) Martin; sisters-in-law, Monica (Larry) Pacheco, Teresa (Adrien) Lopez, Amy Velasquez and Nancy Vigil; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family request that you wear Central Wildcats colors.

Rivas, Cecillia
Cecillia (Celia) Rivas - Trinidad Times Independent - June 20, 2008 - Cecillia (Celia) Rivas, 61, went home with the Lord on June 15, 2008. She was born July 3, 1946, in Trinidad. She was preceded in death by parents Felix and Clara Gonzales, brother Kelly Gonzales, widow of Joe Sanchez and Nat Rivas. Beloved mother of Lillian (Gilbert) Martinez, Robert (Annie) Barrera, Lola (Frank) Medina and Fred (Jamie) Barrera Sr.; special grandchildren Joseph (Gina) Gonzales, Fred Barrera Jr. and Shaylyn Choate. Twenty-one grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Brothers Felix (Diane) Gonzales and Roy Elliott Jr.; Sisters Lydia Soliz, Grace Sisneros, Frances Mejia, Margaret (Jose) Rodriguez-Guiterrez, Bernadette (Jack) Claflin, Trina Gonzales, Anna Camacho, Debbie Gonzales. Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and cousins. Celia was loved dearly and will always be our sarge. Memorial services will be on Saturday, June 21, 2008, at 11 a.m. officiated by Pastor Bill Frashuer at Faith Christian Fellowship Church on Santa Fe Trail Drive. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Rivas, John L.
John L. Rivas - Pueblo Chieftain - September 1, 2010 - John L. Rivas, Mr. Blue, passed away on Aug. 29, 2010, surrounded by his loving family. A lifetime Puebloan, he was born June 15, 1933, to the union of Lorenzo and Maria C. Rivas, both of whom preceded him in death; along with in-laws, Luis and Marina Lucero. John graduated from Central High School, Class of 1952. He received his B.A. from UNC, his M.A. from Adams State College and his Superintendent Certification from the University of Wyoming. He was a teacher, coach, principal and administrator with 36 years of service with School District No. 60. John also was the owner of Los Tres Restaurant in the Pueblo Mall. John was a life member and past president of the National Education Association, Colorado High School Activities Association Board of Control, Pueblo Education Association, Colorado High School Activities Association Executive Committee and Colorado Athletic Directors' Association Executive Committee. John was involved in endless civic and community involvements, including being a founding member of the Pueblo Central High School Foundation, past president of the Greater Pueblo Sports Association, Pueblo Softball Association; he helped advance the men's fast-pitch program and developed the men's slow-pitch program for the City of Pueblo in 1963 as an alternative program for older softball players. John was invited to attend the I.S.C. World Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament in 1974 by I.S.C. Commissioner Carrol Forbes to prepare Pueblo as a future site for the World Softball Tournament. He was a member of the USC Alumni Association, Boys' Club, YMCA and Southern Colorado Sports, Inc. John had many achievements in sports as a high school and college multisport athlete, high school coach and administrator. The sports he enjoyed the most were wrestling, football, baseball and golf. He was instrumental in developing the soccer and softball programs for high school boys and girls. John was inducted into the Greater Pueblo Sports Association Hall of Fame in 1984, inducted into the Mexican American Sports Hall of Fame 1985, selected the Outstanding Athletic Director for the State of Colorado 1991, inducted into the Colorado High School Activities Association Hall of Fame 1995, commended by the Colorado State Senate in 1995, awarded the Sollie S. Raso Award, Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 and inducted into the Pueblo Softball Hall of Fame in 2010. John leaves behind his cherished wife of 56 years, Clara Lucero Rivas, whom he loved "A Bushel and a Peck"; his children, Louise, Bud (Pat), Ron (Cheryl), Gary (Karen) and Jerry (Cindy) Rivas; his grandchildren, Chris, Jacque, Rachel, Lorenzo, Steven, John, Jeff, Alex, Maria, Jesse, Lucas, Maggie and Benny; great-grandchildren, Peyton, Ben and Avery Roman; sister, Hilda (Salvador) Gallegos; and brother, Carmen (Mary) Rivas; brothers-in-law, Harkin and Loren Lucero; sisters-in-law, Frances Martinez, Barbara (Al) DeHerrera, Lola Lucero and Trini Lucero; uncles, Carl (Twyla) Califano, Paul (Joy) Califano; aunts, Pat Califano and Vera Gurvoich; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Our father loved Mom, us, Central, the New York Yankees, the Denver Broncos, traveling and golfing. The family would like everyone to wear Central Blue to celebrate the life of a True Blue Wildcat. Omission of flowers and food, memorial contributions in John's memory to the Rivas Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 2536, Pueblo, CO 81004. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, Angelus Chapel. Rosary, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2; funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3, both services will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church.

Rivas, Julia
Julia ' Gallardo'  Rivas - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2013 - Julia ' Gallardo'  Rivas, went to reunite with her Lord, and family who have preceded her, her husband of 52 1/2 years, Octavio G. Rivas Sr.; daughter, Erlinda Rivas; parents, Francisco Armendariz ' Captain'  and Virginia Urives Gallardo; siblings, Petra Chavez, Celia Gallardo, Francisco ' Kiko'  and Helen Gallardo; sister-in-law, Socorro Gallardo; sons-in-law, John A. Baca and Louis Vigil; brothers-in-law, Michael Acosta and Jess Garcia. Survived by children, Louise (Colin) Bottem, Goodyear, Ariz., Margaret Rivas, Gloria (James), Pueblo, Octavio (MaryAnn) Rivas, Colorado Springs, Arthur (Sandra) Rivas, Espanola, N.M., Carmela Baca, Carlos Rivas, Pueblo; siblings, Virginia Garcia, California, Rafaela (Fernando) Salazar, Pueblo, Marie ' Paz'  Calderon, California, Herminia Acosta, California, Maria Lou (Steve) Garcia, John J. Gallardo, Colorado, Valentina, Childress, Nev., Rita (Gerald) Squillante and Carlos (Patti) Gallardo, California. Julia was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She had 20 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank Parkview Medical Center staff, the Chateau at Sharmar Memory Unit and staff, the staff and office of Anthony Ortegon, M.D., and Frontier Hospice. All the daughters and sons also give a heartwarming ' Thank You'  to daughter, Margaret Rivas, for her unending devotion to caring for our mother, Julia. Everything was appreciated by us all. Viewing, 1:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made in Julia' s memory to the Alzheimer' s Association through the funeral home office. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Rivas, Raymond
Raymond (Ramon) Rivas - Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 2013 - Raymond (Ramon) Rivas, 86, passed away May 16, 2013. A lifetime Puebloan, he was born April 7, 1927. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He received the Victory Medal. He retired as a security guard from the former Pueblo Army Depot. Preceded in death by his mother, Augustina Aguilera; children, Danny Boy Rivas, Michael Rivas and Linda Mitchell. Survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Consuelo (Garcia) Rivas; children, Gloria Rivas Romero and Lydia Rivas. Survived also by 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great- grandchildren. Mr. Rivas enjoyed western movies, leather working, hunting, guns and antique cars. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Full military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team at graveside, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Rivas, Ricardo
Ricardo ' Rick'  Rivas - Pueblo Chieftain - September 1, 2010 - Ricardo ' Rick'  Rivas passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 29, 2010, in Pueblo. Rick was born March 10, 1964, in Trinidad, to Natalio and Frances Rivas. Rick was a quiet man who loved listening to music, traveling and spending time with his children. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Matilda and Carmen; and his brother, Gary. His survivors include his children, Mandy, Joseph (Stephanie), Arien, Samantha and Stephanie Rivas; brothers, Jesse (Theresa) Rivas and Stephen Rivas; sisters, Frances ' Berna'  Ratzell, Sheila (Peter Barros) Rivas and Sandra (Jeff) Comfort; grandsons, Arien Jr. and Aaden; the mothers of his children, Theresa Barrera and Manon Sanchez; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, immediately followed by the funeral Mass. Services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1145 S. Aspen Road in Pueblo. Cremation will follow in the Davis Crematory. Trinidad Times Independent - June 29, 2011 - Ricardo ' Rick'  Rivas passed away Aug. 29, 2010, in Pueblo. A Mass will be held Friday July 1, 2011, at Holy Trinity Church at 11 a.m. Burial to be held at 1 p.m. His survivors include his children, Mandy, Joseph (Stephanie), Arien, Samantha and Stephanie Rivas; brothers, Jesse (Theresa) Rivas and Stephen Rivas; sisters, Frances ' Berna'  Ratzell, Sheila (Peter Barros) Rivas and Sandra (Jeff) Comfort; grandsons, Arien, Jr. and Aaden, the mothers of his children, Theresa Barrera and MaΓ±on Sanchez as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Davis Mortuary - August 2010 - Ricardo ' Rick'  Rivas passed away August 29, 2010 in Pueblo, Colorado. Rick was born March 10, 1964 in Trinidad to Natalio and Frances Rivas. Rick was a quiet man who loved listening to music, traveling and spending time with his children. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Matilda and Carmen; and his brother Gary. His survivors include his children Mandy, Joseph (Stephanie), Arien, Samantha and Stephanie Rivas; brothers, Jesse (Theresa) Rivas and Stephen Rivas; sisters, Frances ' Berna'  Ratzell, Sheila (Peter Barros) Rivas and Sandra (Jeff) Comfort; grandsons, Arien, Jr. and Aaden, the mothers of his children, Theresa Barrera and MaΓ±on Sanchez as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 10 am on Thursday, Sept 2, 2010 immediately followed by the Funeral Mass. Services will be held at St. Joseph' s Catholic Church, 1145 S. Aspen Road in Pueblo. Cremation will follow in the Davis Crematory.

Rivas, Robert
Robert Rivas - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2013 - Robert Rivas. Arrangements pending.

Rivera, Amelia
Amelia "Amy" Rivera - Denver Post - December 26, 2008 - Amelia "Amy" Rivera, 86, of Denver, passed away December 22, 2008. Wife of Luis Rivera. Mother of Ray Maes, Geri (Frank) Garcia, Pat (Anthony) Manalo, Robert (Eileen) Maes, Ken (Jenett) Maes and Joanne Maes. Sister of Ambrose "Bud" Lopez. Grandmother of 6, great-grandmother of 7. Visitation, Wednesday 2:00PM until 4:00PM at the Newcomer Funeral Home - West Metro Chapel. Recitation of the Rosary, Friday 10:00AM, followed by Mass of Christian Burial 10:30AM, both at All Saints Catholic Church, 2559 So. Federal Blvd., Denver. Rev. James Purfield, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area / Shelter "A" at 12:00 PM. Pallbearers are Vincent Manalo, Robert Maes, II, Christopher Maes, Vincent DeBell, Leroy Ortega and Cyrus Paul Garcia. Honorary Pallbearers are Stacie DeBell and Michel Maes.

Rivera, Avinicio J.
Avinicio J. Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - January 6, 2007 - Avinicio J. Rivera, aka "Bennie," "Joe," "JR," passed on to the creator Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006. His daughter, Tina Marie Rivera, survives him; along with his two sons, Joseph A. and Gabriel D. Rivera; three granddaughters; one grandson; three great-granddaughters. He was born in Fountain, Colo., May 13, 1936, to Juan Clemaco Rivera and Maria Arcelina Vialpando. Joe became an iron worker as a young man and left his mark on many great structures in Colorado Springs, Denver, Pueblo and Southern Colorado. He told his family many great stories about his iron working days and his pardners. Joe is remembered for many things, from coaching sports; such as basketball and football while his sons were growing up, to being a philosophical thinker and captivating storyteller. We remember him as an artist; he created sketches, sculptures, oil canvas paintings. Everything Joe touched became a work of art. At Joe's request re will not be an immediate memorial service. However, his family will be celebrating his life with a small memorial and a display of his artwork in May of 2007. We would like to invite all his family, friends and acquaintances to come and view his paintings and other works of art. For more information, please send your name, address and how you were acquainted with Joe Rivera to Rivera 1634 Lexington Road, Pueblo, CO. 81001

Rivera, Betti
Betti Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 2011 - Betti Rivera, 72, passed away Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011.

Rivera, Betty Lou
Betty Lou ' Baker'  Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 2010 - Betty Lou ' Baker'  Rivera, 54, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 8, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Rivera-Seinz; parents, Teddy and Sally Johnson; and siblings, Carol, Carl and Larry. Betty is survived by her children, Florence (Chico), Steve and Danny; grandchildren, Clifford, Georgie, Marrio, Alisia, Lonnie and Ladale; stepfather, Freddie; siblings, Linda (Antonio), Ted (Viola), Ernestine and Jerry; and godparents, Danny (Mary), numerous godchildren, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends, Betty enjoyed playing bingo and trips to Cripple Creek. She would play bingo every Tuesday. Betty loved her family and grandchildren dearly. The family would like to express a special appreciation to her aide, Christina. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. John H. Emory Jr. Family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Jan. 12, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Wednesday, St. Mary Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Rivera, Cristy M.
Cristy M. Rivera - Trinidad Times Independent - January 3, 2012 - Our beautiful Cristy M. (Dochter) Rivera, 35, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 20, 2011, in Pueblo. A loving daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother, Cristy graduated from Trinidad High School in 1994. She worked as a CNA for a number of years as a home health care provider, and later worked for State Farm Insurance before becoming a full-time wife, mom and homemaker. She loved being a mother and grandmother. She enjoyed many hobbies, including flower arranging, crafts and interior decorating. She was a friend to all, helping at any time. She was kind, giving and, most of all, willing to take the extra step for anyone. Cristy learned to play the bass guitar to help Johnny and their love of music together. She was preceded in death by her father Richard A. Dochter, grandmother Edna Mae Maria, grandparents Fred and Margret Dochter and grandfather Ed Farnum. She is survived by her parents, Nancy A. Farnum and David B. Farnum; daughter Chelsy Dochter; daughter Johnnessa (Dochter) Garcia; husband Johnny Rivera; son Johnny R. Dochter Rivera; brother William E. Farnum; brother Chad Farnum; grandmother Betty Farnum; stepchildren Mike Rivera, Melody Rivera and Melissa Rivera; granddaughter Calliope Dochter-Martinez; aunts Kathleen Ratliff, Susan Alston, Denise Farnum and Deann Hallauer; uncles Ken (Beth) Dochter and Mike (Jean) Dochter; brothers-in-law Charles (Rose) Trujillo, Gilbert (Trish) Trujillo, Tom (Lucille) Trujillo and David (Cheryl) Rivera; sisters-in-law Mary Sotelo, Cecilia Huckabay, Juanita (Jim) Cook, Linda (Ralph) Lucero and Rita (Hector) Sotelo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Joseph Martinez, Charles Trujillo, Chad Farnum, William Farnum, J.J. Rivera, and Carlos Wren. Honorary pallbearers will be all family and friends. Visitation was 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial followed at Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. A gathering was held after the services at Bueno' s Restaurant at Quality Inn. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Rivera, Delfina
Delfina Rivera - La Revista De Taos Newspaper - July 1909 - Delfina Rivera, resident of Trinidad, Colo. died 9 July 1909 in Ranchitos, NM at her mother Basilia M. de Rivera's home. Delfina Rivera was visiting her mother when she got sick with Fiebre (Fever) Pneumonia and died. She is survived by her husband Jose U. Roybal and son (name not listed) and her mother mentioned prior. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Rivera, Ernestine
Ernestine "Tina" Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - March 3, 2011 - Ernestine "Tina" Rivera, 67, passed away Feb. 26, 2011, in Denver, Colo. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. today, Romero Funeral Home, Denver. Funeral service, 2:30 p.m. Friday at The Sanctuary Downtown, Denver. Viewing, 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, with rosary to follow, Romero Chapel, Pueblo. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at 7 Malibu Court following interment.

Rivera, Joaquin Ayon
Joaquin Ayon Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - September 8, 2004 - Joaquin Ayon Rivera, 23, of Rocky Ford, passed away Aug. 23, 2004. Preceded in death by son, Jesus Antonio Ayon. Survived by son, Joaquin Benancio Ayon; mother, Adela Rivera; sister, Claudia Ayon Rivera. Memorial service, 6 p.m. tonight, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service.

Rivera, Lucille Maria
Lucille Maria Orduna Rivera - Trinidad Times Independent - January 13, 2012 - Lucille Maria Orduna Rivera, longtime Trinidad and Pueblo resident, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs after a lengthy illness. She was 84. Mom/Grandma is survived by husband of 60 years, Agapito; her seven children, Frank (Kimberly) Rivera of Gallup, NM; John (Sarah) Rivera of Colorado Springs; Mike (Doris) Rivera of Albuquerque; Natividad (Mark) Hernandez of Denver; Jesus (Nyla) Rivera of Parker; Antioco Rivera of Pueblo and Stan (Bernice) Rivera of Pueblo. She is also survived by nine grandsons: Sean Rivera, Nic Rivera, Matt Rivera, Adam Rivera, Timothy Hernandez, Jacob Hernandez, James Rivera, Donnie Rivera, Zach Rivera; and four granddaughters: Holly Rivera, Laressa Rivera, Katrina Bravo and Annamarie Rivera; two great-granddaughters, Amaya and Lillian, and five great-grandsons: Jordan, Ryan, Zayden, Corey, and Ryan. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. And Mrs. Pedro and Gila Orduna; brother, Jose (Chema) Orduna; infant son, Jesus Anthony Rivera; and grandson, Jerrod Elsemore. Lucille was born July 4, 1927, in Cusihuiriachic, Chihuahua, Mexico. As a young women, she obtained an associate' s degree as a legal secretary and worked in the profession in Delicis, Chihuahua, before moving to Trinidad with her husband, where they raised their seven children. She was deeply religious and actively involved in Mt. Carmel Catholic Church and the Lady of Guadalupe Society of Trinidad and Holy Family Catholic Church in Pueblo. She spent years helping run various family business in Trinidad, including gas stations, a Mexican restaurant, and grocery stores. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, embroidering, quilting, sewing, listening to Mexican music, traveling to Mexico to visit family, and loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, attending their sporting events, watching Spanish, scary and western movies and hosting family dinners. A phrase that was dear to her heart and a source of strength was ' Madre mia de Guadalupe.'  She was loved by many and deeply cherished and she will be incredibly missed by all of us, until, we meet again in heaven. Viewing has taken place on Thursday, Dec. 8 at Comi Funeral Home. Funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9 at Holy Trinity Church followed by burial at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Reception will follow at the First Christian Church, 200 S. Maple St., Trinidad. Pallbearers will be Stan Rivera, Zach Rivera, Mark Hernandez, Dennis Guerin, Bobby Ross and Rich Lopez (for Antioco Rivera).

Rivera, Manuel L. Jr.
Manuel L. Rivera Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 7, 2013 - Manuel L. Rivera Jr., Bruce Lane. A man. A father. A grandfather and great-grandfather. A son. A brother. A husband. Manuel leaves a legacy of a San Luis native who, with his parents and six brothers, tended to hundreds of head of sheep in Blanca, Colo. He often shared stories of his experiences as a shepherd on Mount Blanca. Manuel survived WWII, married the love of his life, Angela Muniz, attended Adams State College, moved to Pueblo and nurtured three sons, Lito (Diana), Lenny (Jo) and Ron. At age 55, he retired from the CF&I and became an avid golfer. A man of strength, integrity and intelligence, Manuel was a dedicated family man and entrepreneur. In parting, he paid special tribute to Ron, his primary caregiver, when he said, ' Thank you for all you've done for me.'  He also says goodbye to his granddaughters: Jill and daughter, Scarlett; and Leslie (Andrew) and son, Landon. We salute this WWII veteran and son of Colorado as he reunites with his sweet and beautiful wife, Angela.

Rivera, Marcella E.
Marcella E. Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2011 - Marcella E. Rivera, 83, of Pueblo, went to be with her Lord on June 26, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Esequiel Rivera; daughter, Inez; and an infant daughter. Marcella is survived by her daughters, Anita Rivera and Lolita (Kelvin) Peterson; son, Sam Rivera; grandchildren, Gina (Danny), Dina (Miles), Aaron (Kristie), Joshua, George (Katie), David (Brandi), Nicholas and Stephen; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, with prayer service to follow at 6 p.m., Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Pueblo Christian Center. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Rivera, Michelle Phyllis
Michelle Phyllis (Crespin) Rivera - Trinidad-Times Independent - September 23, 2011 - Michelle Phyllis (Crespin) Rivera, 73, went home with the Lord Sept. 19, 2011. Phyllis was born in Trinidad Sept. 10, 1938, to Eddie and Margaret Crespin. After graduating from Holy Trinity School in 1957, she entered the Sister of Charity and Carmelite Community where she journeyed with God for 11 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma City as a Carmelite Nun. She attended college at Mt. St. Joseph College, Ohio, University of Northern Colorado, Edmund, Okla., University of Oklahoma City, Adams State College and Trinidad State Junior College. She was and elementary teacher in Cincinnati, Ohio; Riverside, Calif.; Oklahoma City; Walden and School District No. 1 where she remained for 30 years. Due to health reasons, she retired Dec. 1, 1999. Phyllis enjoyed spending time with her sister Isabelle and grandchildren. She enjoyed playing piano and guitar. Her favorite songs were ' Mananitas'  and ' Lord When You Come.'  Preceding her in death were her parents, Eddie and Margaret Crespin, husband Manuel Rivera, nephew Wayne Crespin, brothers Buddy Crespin and Adolph Crespin and brother-in-law Eddie Gutierrez. She is survived by her three sons, Manuel ' Kip'  (Windy) Rivera, Castle Rock, Kenny Rivera, Highlands Ranch, Jonathan (Carey) Rivera, Trinidad; grandchildren Jaden, Rowan, Ty, Jonathan and Jocelyn Rivera; beloved sister Isabelle Gutierrez; special friends Connie Martinez, Ernestine Gurule, Sister Immaculata; Carmelite nuns; nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends. Rosary will be recited Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Inurnment will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Rivera, Phillip G.
Phillip G. Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - May 2, 2012 - Phillip G. Rivera, 63, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 24, 2012. He was preceded in death by his father, George W. Rivera; and brother, Jesse Cedillo. Phillip is survived by his mother, Beatrice; siblings, Rosalie, Frank, Kathy, Ruth, Stella and Dennis; close friend, Gilbert; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. At Phillip' s request, cremation has taken place. Military honors, 4 p.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel.

Rivera, Piedad E.
Piedad E. Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2001 - Piedad E. Rivera, 88, born June 4, 1913, passed away June 17, 2001. Preceded in death by her husband, Paulino Rivera; brother, Jesus DeLeon; son, Daniel J. Rivera; and grandson, Stone Rivera. She is survived by her children, Carmen Farias, Rose (Gilbert) Garcia, Lupe (James) Lucas, Manuel (Carol) Rivera, Isabel (Savino) Cancino, Della Martinez, Mary (Orville) Faley, Joe Rivera and Betty (Dave) Montoya; 42 grandchildren; 71 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Piedad's family came from Spain and she took a lot of pride in her Spanish heritage. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2001, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2001, both services at St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2001 - Piedad E. Rivera. Preceded in death by grandson, Stony Joe Rivera. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, both services at St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the homes of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Garcia, 308 E. Mesa, or Mr. and Mrs. Savino Cancino, 1400 Carteret.

Rivera, Richard Dale Sr.
Richard Dale Rivera Sr. - Trinidad Times Independent - March 25, 2011 - Richard Dale Rivera Sr., 50, passed away unexpectedly March 23, 2011, in Trinidad. He was born Dec. 10, 1960, in Trinidad. He graduated from Trinidad High School. Richard enjoyed football, providing for his family, and enjoyed his grandchildren. He also loved camping, boating and being outdoors. He loved working on cars, listening to music and watching his grandkids play sports. Richard worked in the mine for many years and then moved on to work in health care as a CNA. He also loved family and friends. He is preceded in death by brother Steve Rivera, niece Laura Garcia and nephew Steven Gallegos. Richard is survived by parents Della and Ben Rivera, wife Shirley Rivera, son Richard Rivera Jr. and granddaughters Ricki, Trista and Deja, daughter Crystal (Richard) Sanchez, grandchildren Antonio Rivera, Rivera, and Rio Sanchez, sisters and brothers Louise (Tom) Garcia, Anthony Rivera, Wayne Rivera, Adele (Ted) Abeyta, Rudy (Mona) Rivera, Veronica Rivera, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles whom he loved very much. Funeral Mass was celebrated Thursday, March 31, 2011, at Holy Trinity Church. Private inurnment to be held at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Rivera, Rita E.
Rita E. Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2012 - Rita E. Rivera, 71, of Fort Garland, passed away Feb. 10, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. She enjoyed reading the Bible and sharing its message with others in the field of ministry as one of Jehovah' s Witnesses. She also liked working in the wood shop with Max. Rita especially enjoyed spending time with her family. Rita is survived by her husband, Max Rivera; sons, Phillip (Blanca) Rivera, Joseph (Karola) Rivera, Tom (Candace) Rivera, Mark (Deborah) Rivera; and seven grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at the San Luis Kingdom Hall.

Rivera, Robert C.
Robert C. Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2013 - Robert C. Rivera, 40, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 15, 2013. He was born Nov. 9, 1972, to Robert and Phyllis Rivera. He was an amazing, funny, loving, hardworking, great man. He was preceded in death by his son, David; godparents, Gilbert and Tomasita Gallegos; and his nieces, Natasha and Sierra. He leaves to cherish his memory, his parents, Robert and Phyllis; son, Beno; daughter, Rikki Ann; grandson, Jeremiah; numerous family and friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Rivera, Roland
Roland Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - July 3, 2012 - Pueblo police are investigating the death of a 42-year-old man whose body was found this morning in a carport area on the North Side of Central High School. The body was found on the ground next to a vehicle at about 11:30 a.m. by Central staff members. The man, who was a staff member at Central, was seen earlier in the day by school personnel. The name of the man was not released pending notification of family. Pueblo County Coroner James Kramer is on scene. Kramer said it appears the death was due to natural causes. Central is the site for Pueblo City Schools (D60) summer school classes. Morning classes were just concluding at the time the incident was reported. District officials are determining whether to continue with afternoon classes, said Greg Sinn, district spokesman. Pueblo Chieftain - July 4, 2012 - Janitor' s body found - A Central High School custodian was found dead Tuesday morning in a carport at the school. Roland Rivera, 42, was found unresponsive at about 11:30 a.m. by Central personnel. Rivera, who was seen earlier in the day in the school, was found on the ground near a vehicle in the carport parking lot. Rivera appeared to have died from natural causes, according to Pueblo County Coroner James Kramer. Rivera had been employed as a custodian at Central for 11 years, according to Greg Sinn, Pueblo City Schools (D60) spokesman. Summer school classes at Central were in session at the time of the incident but no students were near the site where the body was found. Afternoon classes were canceled, according to Sinn. He said counselors were available for staff and students on Tuesday and will be available, if needed on Thursday. Pueblo police investigate death of Central High staffer found at school

Rivera, Taylor Morgan
Taylor Morgan Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - May 2, 2010 - Taylor Morgan Rivera, 14, was called home to glory on Monday, April 26, 2010. She fought a courageous three-year battle with cancer. She was born Nov. 21, 1995, to the union of Thomas and Tammy (Montelongo) Rivera. She was an eigth-grade student at Roncolli Middle School. She enjoyed softball, music, movies, games, was an avid Colorado Rockies fan, but most of all enjoyed spending time with her family, who she loved so dearly. Taylor is survived by her loving parents, Thomas and Tammy; her brothers, Matthew Rivera and Landon Rivera; her grandparents, Paul and Gloria Rivera, Frank and Arlene Montelongo; godparents, Frank Montelongo and Lisa Garcia; uncle, Willie (Debbie) Rivera; aunts, Elaine (Charles) Jacobs, Pauline Rivera, Loretta Rivera, Lucille Osteen and Sylvia (Donnie) Coghill; numerous cousins, other relatives and friends. Special thank you to the doctors and nurses at Children's Hospital. Special doctors, Dr. Lia Gore, Dr. Kerry Moss, Dr. Meg Macy and Dr. Arthur Lui. Special nurses, Deb, Molly, Lauren, Kristen and Beth. Memorial contributions may be made to any U.S. Bank location, in the name of Taylor Morgan Rivera Memorial Fund. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church, 23 Starling Drive. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Rivera, Xavier Elijah
Xavier Elijah Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - May 6, 2009 - Xavier Elijah Rivera, 10, of Pueblo passed away unexpectedly, Saturday May 2, 2009. Born July 15, 1998. Survived by his parents, Amy M. Rivera and Xavier Saccomanno; grandparents, Stella Rivera, Manuel J. Rivera, Rose Lilly and Sterling Nalams; siblings, Ariana Rivera, Josiah Rivera, Isabella Saccomanno; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents. Xavier attended fourth grade at Hellbeck Elementary School. He enjoyed skateboarding, sports and playing outdoors, especially with his cousin Jonny. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2009, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests donations be made to the charity of your choice in Xavier's name.

Rivera-Montoya, Betty Lou
Betty Lou Rivera-Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2011 - Betty Lou Rivera-Montoya, 63, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord after a long battle with cancer on April 13, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Montoya; son, Timothy Stidham; brother, Daniel Rivera; sisters, Isabel Lovato and Lupe Lucas; and parents, Paulino and Piedad Rivera. Betty is survived by her children, Jeanette (Robert Marquez) Stidham, Cecily Vigil and David Montoya; 15 grandchildren; siblings, Carmen Farias, Rose (Gilbert) Garcia, Adela (Dennis) Cunningham, Manuel (Edna) Rivera, Mary (Orville) Fairly and Joe Rivera; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. 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. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Rizer, George E.
George E. Rizer - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 2010 - George E. Rizer, 64, born Oct. 27, 1945, in Pueblo passed away April 24, 2010. Survived by his wife of 40 years, Susie; son, Jeffrey Murray (Janice) of Trinidad; daughter, Adrienne (David) Hobbs of Powell, Ohio; parents, Edward and Berna Rizer; sister, Effie Fern; brother, Jim Rizer all of Pueblo. He had five grandchildren, Alley, Scott and Melly Murray, Elizebeth and Riley Hobbs and numerous special family members. He graduated from CSU with a degree in construction management. He worked on numerous projects in his career. George and his dad built and managed the Mesa Hardware stores for 20 years. Recently he has been consulting in the electrical contracting business with his son in Trinidad. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, hunting, making wine, and traveling. George had a great sense of humor and an unending list of jokes. He was a source of guidance for family members and friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, May 1, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Rizer, Virginia
Virginia "Susie" Rizer - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 2011 - Virginia "Susie" Rizer passed away on Monday, March 14, 2011. Susie was born Nov. 26, 1943, in Missouri. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Rizer. Survived by children, Jeff (Janice) Murray and Adrienne (David) Hobbs; grandchildren, Alley, Scott and Melly Murray and Elizabeth and Riley Hobbs. Susie was an elementary PE teacher in District 70 for 30 years. She taught at Baxter Elementary, Pueblo West Elementary and Desert Sage Elementary. She was very active in the community, volunteering for Channel 8 auction, Pueblo Historical Society and the Board of Elections. She loved to travel and spend time with family and friends. Contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. The service will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 21, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

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

Roach, Allyn Ashley
Allyn Ashley Roach - Pueblo Chieftain - August 5, 1992 - Probe continues in death of ex-Rye student - Police in Ardmore, Okla., are investigating the apparent drug-related shooting death there last week of a 16-year-old former Rye High School student. Allyn Ashley Roach was shot in the back of the head at about 11:30 p.m. last Thursday. He was declared brain dead early Friday at an Ardmore hospital and died shortly after being taken off life support, officials said. Ardmore Police Sgt. John Beene would not confirm newspaper reports that a drug deal precipitated the shooting. He said Roach was with two other youths in a pickup truck when two youths approached the truck and demanded money. When Roach and his companions refused, they started firing with a small-caliber handgun. A 17-year-old companion of Roach's also was shot, but was not seriously injured. Beene said his department is investigating the possibility that the shooting took place during a drug deal, "but we're not able to say that that was the case." Sunday, the Ardmore newspaper reported that the preliminary police investigation indicated that drugs were involved. "The three were attempting to buy drugs when the shooting occurred," reported news editor Sharon Burris. Police do know it was a birthday celebration that turned into a nightmare. Roach and the other shooting victim were celebrating the third youth's 18th birthday. Two suspects - Deandre D. Rodgers, 18, and a 17-year-old juvenile, both of Ardmore - are in custody and were arraigned Tuesday on charges of first-degree murder, shooting with intent to kill, and attempted robbery. The juvenile suspect is being charged as an adult, but the youth's identity is not available. Beene said police are seeking an arrest warrant on at least one other suspect in the case. The two in custody have known gang ties, he said. The robbery and shooting are the latest in a series of youth-related crimes in the community of 24,000 in Southern Oklahoma. "Our crime has just gone through the roof this summer," said Beene. "We've had 13 drive-by shootings since January. Fortunately, we've only had people wounded up to now." Roach moved to Ardmore from Colorado City about six months ago. According to his obituary published in Tuesday's Pueblo Chieftain, Roach was ranked sixth in his junior class in Oklahoma. Had he not been murdered, Roach would have been getting ready to go to a DARE leadership camp this week. DARE is an acronym for the Drug Awareness Resistance Education Program. Friends and former schoolmates of the slain youth were grieving his death as news reached the Colorado City/Rye area, one school administrator said. "He was one of our top kids," said Ron Ross, principal at Rye High School. "He was a real, real smart kid."

Roach, Neva
Neva Roach - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 2011 - Neva Roach, 84, of Pueblo. Born April 10, 1927, in Erie, Kan., passed away July 24, 2011. Preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mary Kyle; and husband, Bill Joe Roach. Survived by her son, Frank Roach. No services. Cremation has taken place. Donations may be made to the American Humane Society in Neva' s name.

Roark, Carolene
Carolene ' Carrie'  Roark - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 2009 - Carolene ' Carrie'  Roark, 46, went to be with the Lord, Nov. 23, 2009. Preceded in death by her father, James R. Roark. Survived by her mother, Irene J. Roark; brother, Tom (Elizabeth) Roark; sisters, Jodene Roark and Kristene (Torren) Colcord; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; special friend and nurse, Laura Schafer. With her cheerful smile and personality, Carrie will be missed by many. The love of her life was working for Operation Christmas Child. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, Temple Baptist Church. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Operation Christmas Child, Samaritans Purse, Project Code 013477, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC, 28607. The family would like to say a special thank you to Dr. Sunku and Dr. Highfill for their sincere and personal care.

Robb, Patricia W.
Patricia W. "Pat" Robb - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 2009 - Patricia W. "Pat" Robb, 77, of Rye, Colo., passed away on July 23, 2009. Born Sept. 26, 1931, she attended South High School in Denver; the University of Colorado (B.A.); she was a pioneer while attending Georgetown Law School and where she also participated in a yearlong research project in Munich, Germany. She completed her law school training at the University of Denver College of Law (LLB). Patricia Robb was a prominent Colorado lawyer for 50 years. She served as: Deputy District Attorney in the Denver District Attorney's Office; Attorney in the Pueblo District Attorney's Office; and Assistant Attorney General in the Appellate Division and in the Office of the Attorney General in Pueblo. Mrs. Robb represented the State Hospital, State Penitentiary and Colorado State Fair while with the Attorney General's Office and she appeared and argued cases before the Colorado Supreme Court during that tenure. She also served as a member of the Colorado Supreme Court's Appellate Discipline Commission and was a Vice Chairperson of the Colorado Supreme Court's Grievance Committee. Pat Robb was a longtime member of the American Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, the Denver Bar Association, and the Pueblo County Bar Association (PCBA) and served as: PCBA President; a member of the PCBA Ethics and Unlawful Practices Committee, and she received an award for meritorious service from the PCBA. She is survived by her husband and loving partner, Richard D. Robb. She passed away while with him in the mountain home she loved. Patricia Robb also is survived by children, Janet (Tim) Murphy of Ferndale, Wash., JoAnne (Robert) Purkey of Pueblo, Steele (Sue) Wotkyns of Flagstaff, Ariz., and many fine grandchildren, and special friends. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Memorials on Patricia Robb's behalf can be made to the University of Denver College of Law Scholarship Program, through the funeral home.

Robbins, John
Pfc. John Robbins - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 1999 - Our Past Century, 1966 - 1967 - Vietnam Takes Toll on Pueblo's Sons - ' ¦Young people shopping at Pueblo music stores were buying the new "Help" album by The Beatles. Yet, they were also buying Army Sgt. Barry Sadler's "Ballad of the Green Berets." Even in pop music, it was impossible to ignore the growing war in Vietnam. The war was on the front pages of The Chieftain and Star-Journal every day, complete with combat photos and maps where the heaviest fighting was taking place. More chilling were the small stories that were cropping up showing the smiling faces of young Pueblo men, in Army caps or Marine helmets, along with the news they had been killed in action. Over the next two years, 16 Pueblo men would be killed in action: Cpl. James Spinuzzi, Sgt. Alex Montoya, Sgt. David Garcia, Pfc. John Robbins, Pfc. Pete Martinez, Pfc. Phillip Wiley, Pfc. Manuel Herrera. The list would go on through the war until it totaled 58 dead.

Robbins, Ronald Alvin
Ronald Alvin Robbins - Pueblo Chieftain - December 2, 2011 - Ronald Alvin Robbins, born Dec. 20, 1937, in Price County, Wis., died Nov. 30, 2011, in Pueblo West, Colo. After graduating from Park Falls High School, Ron joined the U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed in Hawaii. He was lucky his buddy brought him along on a blind date, since he met his wife of 48 years, Veronica Krupka, who was vacationing from Ohio. He graduated from University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and became a teacher of Spanish and art. In 1972, he moved his family to Pueblo West, Colo., to benefit from the warm, dry climate. His art background led him into drafting and he worked for the Pueblo West Metropolitan District for several years. He became a paralegal and worked in Colorado Springs before retiring. During his life, Ron participated in many groups. He was a volunteer fireman and EMT for 20 years; a Boy Scout Leader for Troop 24 helping four young men become Eagle Scouts; a founding member of the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West; a member of the committee to establish a library in Pueblo West; president of Buttons and Bows Square Dance Club; president of the Gunslingers; starter and stroke judge for the Pueblo West Stingrays Swim Team; and advocate for migrant workers, registering children for Head Start and working as a translator. Ron was known as ' Squeeky'  in the Al Kaly Shrine Kalyklowns Unit and thoroughly enjoyed marching in parades and visiting patients in hospitals. His joyful laugh and generous loving nature will be missed. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Velma and Garold; and one sister, Doris Zwicke. He is survived by his wife, Veronica ' Ronnie' ; children, Suzanne (Raymond) King, Cynthia Conley and Edward Robbins; six grandchildren, Sarah Conley, Jordan Morris, George Trujillo, Kathleen King, Jennifer King and Robert Robbins; one brother, Stanley (Jackie) Robbins; and one sister, Betty Chess. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children. A celebration of Ron's life will be held after the first of the year. Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2012 - Ronald A. Robbins passed away Nov. 30, 2011. Celebration of life, 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West, corner of Spaulding and Conquistador.

Robeda, Catherine M.
Catherine M. Robeda - Pueblo Chieftain - May 7, 2012 - Catherine M. Robeda, 82, passed away peacefully Friday, May 4, 2012. Preceded in death by parents, Mark and Grace Kochevar; sisters, Winifred Bigelow and husband, Duane; Janice Sneeringer and husband, John; and son-in-law, Al Pavol. Survived by her loving and devoted husband of 65 years, Frank Robeda; daughter, Linda Pavol; son, Frank and wife, Debra Robeda; son, Jim and wife, Beth Robeda; daughter, Nancy and husband, Randy Baker; honorary daughter, Suzanne Sinclair and family of Sweden. Also survived by grandchildren, Scott Robeda, Katie Robeda, Bill Blackwell, Mark and Anne Pavol, David and Melissa Pavol, Kelli and Michael Boreson, Staci and Andrew Comden, Jenni Baker, Tony and Kaya Robeda, Michael Robed a; and great grandchildren, Kayla, Keri and Kennidee Blackwell, Max Boreson, Zachary Pavol, Gage Miller and Noah Pavol, Rubi Comden and baby Boreson due in August. Also survived by brother and sisters, Dr. Mark and Lorraine Kochevar, Bobbie Lou and Jerry Campbell and Tish and Dick Weller; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2012, St. Francis Xavier Church, 611 Logan Ave., Pueblo. Private Interment. Per Catherine' s wishes, in lieu of food and flowers, we respectfully request contributions be made to www. giveforward.com/supportkatierobeda or to Katie Robeda through the funeral home. Thank you, mom, for teaching us what unconditional love is.

Roberson, Rhoda Estellene
Rhoda Estellene Roberson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 2012 - Rhoda Estellene Roberson, born Sept. 11, 1919, in Texarkana, Texas, passed away March 23, 2012, in Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 70 years, John L. Roberson. She is survived by her sons, John (Peggy) of Auburn, Wash., and Jim (Kim) Roberson of Santa Ana, Calif.; grandchildren, Lynette Vought, Robert (Cathy) Roberson, Jason (Joann) Roberson and Debbie Lovato. She also is survived by her former daughter-in-law and caregiver, Mitzi Roberson; great-grandchildren, Joshua and Ashley Vought, Jacob, Hannah and Jacob Roberson, Monique, Robert, Johnny and Hunter. Estellene was a longtime member of Parkhill Baptist Church. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral service,10 a.m. Wednesday; both at Imperial Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Cox officiating. The family would like to thank the Sangre de Cristo Hospice team for the kindness and care they provided. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Parkhill Baptist church.

Roberson, Wilma Carol
Wilma Carol (Fankhouser) Roberson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2011 - Wilma Carol (Fankhouser) Roberson, of Fallon, Nev., formerly of Avondale, was called to heaven on Jan. 6, 2011. A memorial service was held on Jan. 10, 2011, in Fallon, Nev. She requested to be cremated and interment be with her parents at Chico Cemetery, Pueblo County, Colo. Wilma was born Feb. 24, 1935, to Orville B. ' Slim'  Fankhouser and Alice P. Johnston. She had a sunny disposition, loved to laugh, and was a friend to everyone. She is survived by her husband, Robert E. Roberson; son, Donald R. (Cindy) Roberson; daughter, Robin L. (Ray) Dawson; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two sisters and two brothers. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, and four brothers. Her family and friends will be gathering for a potluck from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 29 at the McHarg Park Community Center, 405 Second St., Avondale, Colo., as a tribute to her life and to share memories.

Roberts, Bernard T.
Bernard T. Roberts - Trinidad Times Independent - June 4, 2010 - Bernard T. Roberts, two hearts were broken and many wounded on June 2, 2010, when Bernard T. Roberts slipped to the other side to be with his Lord. Bernard was born to Phyllis and Bernie Trujillo, in Trinidad in 1945. He recently celebrated 46 years of married life with Mary Mendine Roberts. He is survived by his wife Mary of the home address; daughters Wendi Roberts of Oregon and her son Justyn; Heidi (John) O'Connor; son Bernie Trujillo and beloved daughter-in-law Victoria, grandchildren Lia Julia, Miriam Pauline, Luke Bernard, and Jose Zoltan Trujillo. He will be greeted in that better place by our five "angel babies". He is also survived by sister Dorie Snyder of Pennsylvania. Bernie worked his entire career at Trinidad High School where he helped mold hundreds of students in his 30 plus years. BTR, as his students knew him, dedicated himself to promoting communications skills. He was the coach of many debaters and event speakers as well as an English teacher. He earned the Double Diamond aware from the NFL (National Forensic League) which is earned by receiving only a portion of the points one's students earn. He was proud to be a founder of the Southern Colorado NFL league. BTR always said that he wanted to teach until he would "die at his desk". Bernie was also a radio broadcaster at KCRT. He served as a news director for the station. Honorary pallbearers are members of his family: John Raye, Bill Cox, August Gagliardi, Ron Guarienti and all the "just like family" members of the NFL and Trinidad Miners' Speech Teams. Pallbearers will be Chris Lamden, Bill Larsen, Bret Jackson, Pete Morlan, Dean Ogawa, and Joseph Alan Sanchez. Visitation will be Thursday, June 10, 2010, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A Rosary and reception will follow the visitation at the funeral home at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Kieran Alaribe officiating. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Roberts, Coral
Coral Roberts - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 2012 - Coral Roberts, 59, took her journey into heaven on Aug. 16, 2012. At her request, cremation; no service.

Roberts, Eleanor A.
Eleanor A. Roberts - Pueblo Chieftain - May 16, 2012 - Eleanor A. Roberts, 87, passed away May 11, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Roberts; parents, Hjalmar and Edith L. Anderson; and her brother, Gene Anderson. Survived by her children: Debra (Gregory) Clem, Denver; Karen (Wayne) Boroughs, Fort Collins; and Susan McTavish, Pueblo; grandchildren: Heather (Nathan) Oswalt, Denver; Jason (Sarah) Clem, Denver; Travis McTavish and Kayla McTavish, both of Pueblo; great-grandson, Hunter Oswalt; brother, Bernard (Eleanor) Anderson, Kirkland, Wash.; sister, Enis Hughes, Grand Junction, Colo.; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Eleanor was raised in Leadville, Colo. She was a teacher and school librarian in School District 70 for many years. Eleanor loved to crochet and sew and was a very loving and devoted mother. She also sang with the Pueblo Chorale Society for many years. Eleanor was very involved with Christ Congregational Church and played the piano and organ there and was the director of the handbell choir for several years. Cremation with a memorial service, 2 p.m. Sunday, Christ Congregational Church, 1033 Liberty Lane. Donations in her memory may be made to Sol Amor Hospice through the funeral home. The family especially thanks Pueblo Care and Rehab and Sol Amor Hospice. Arrangements, George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Roberts, Ermon Dale
Ermon Dale Roberts - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2010 - Ermon Dale Roberts, 84, passed away May 16, 2010. He was preceded in death by his wife Martha on Jan. 18, 2010. Dale is survived by his children, Carolyn (Ron) Edwards, Marilyn (Fred) Arnold and Stanley (Mary) Roberts; grandchildren, Delaine (Scott) Maxon, Vicki (Sid) Collins, Stefanie Edwards, Melissa (Basil) Lane, Teresa (John) Manfredo, Angelina (Scott) Elliott, Sarah (Mitch) DelDuca, Keasha (Scott) Hamilton, Shaina (Ben) Agee, Lauren (Mark) Elgueta and Natalie Sears. He also is survived by numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII and was a recipient of the Silver Star. Dale was of the Baptist faith and was a longtime employee of the CF&I in Pueblo, Colo. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, and funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, both at Imperial Funeral Home in Pueblo, Colo. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Roberts, Harry
Harry Roberts - Rocky Mountain News - August 11, 1889 - Thugs and Thieves - A Select Assortment of ' Mugs'  from the Rogues' Gallery of the Police Department - Men and Women Who Have Made Their Mark in Upper Circles as Skillful Crooks - Detective Same Howe Culls a Few Choice Selections from a Quarter of a Century' s Experience - Sam Howe! For the past sixteen years his name has appeared almost daily in the Denver papers chronicling some criminal case he has brought to a finish. Sam Howe is a member of the city detective department, and during the past decade almost he has handled thousands of cases. He is reckoned as one of the shrewdest detectives in the country and has the reputation of never having worked more than forty-eight hours on any one case of which he had charge' ¦ He has collected, since he has been on the force, thirteen volumes of newspaper literature, which he clips daily and pastes in scrap books, and the record is complete. Mention to him a name in the rogues' gallery, and he will find the photograph immediately and tell the man' s history' ¦ Harry Roberts, alias Jennette, was one of the shrewdest housebreakers Detective Howe ever arrested. He came to Denver from Kansas City. His method was to enter windows in the night. It mattered but little to Roberts how a window was fastened, for there was none he could not get through. He always carried with him a dull knife, which he would pass between the sashes and push the catch aside, when he could easily raise the window and climb in. In case it was one of the patent locks, which has a spring, he would use a blade with an ear on one side so that the small bar would not slip, and with it he would raise the spring, until with the knife he would push the lock away. Should it be such a fastening that it could not be forced from the outside, Roberts had a way of overcoming that difficulty. He would take several strips of court plaster, paste on the glass, and then with a diamond cut the glass; the plaster would keep the severed piece from falling and alarming the inmates, after which it was but an easy trick to unlock any lock that might be fixed on the inside of the window, while if the window was supplied with an alarm bell, why, he simply sawed out the sashes with a fine strip of steel, and entered the house without any apparent effort. Windows were nothing to him. He managed to get considerable property, and was captured November 20, 1875, and sentenced to fifteen years. After serving eight he was removed to the Pueblo Insane asylum, where he died.

Roberts, Martha E.
Martha E. Roberts - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2010 - Martha E. Roberts, 82, passed away Jan. 18, 2010. Survived by her husband, E. Dale Roberts; children, Carolyn (Ron) Edwards, Marilyn (Fred) Arnold and Stanley (Mary) Roberts; grandchildren, Delaine (Scott) Maxon, Vicki (Sid) Collins, Stefanie Edwards, Melissa (Basil) Lane, Teresa (John) Manfredo, Angela (Scott) Elliott, Sarah (Mitch) DelDuca, Keasha (Scott) Hamilton, Shaina (Ben) Agee, Lauren (Mark) Elgueta and Natalie Sears; and sister, Maurine (Jim) Smith. Also survived by numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Martha was of the Baptist faith, and was very proud to have been a teacher for over 30 years. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Roberts, Michael L.
Michael L. "Mikee" Roberts - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2007 - Michael L. "Mikee" Roberts, 61, of Pueblo, formerly of Albert Lea, Minn., passed away on April 14, 2007. He was formerly employed by the Boys and Girls Club of Pueblo. Preceded in death by his parents, Margaret and Luverne Roberts, Albert Lea, Minn.; and granddaughter, Avery Jade Roberts. He is survived by his three children, Keith (Alexia) Roberts, Alamosa, Chris (Sunni) Roberts and Shaunna Roberts, Pueblo; former spouse and mother of his children, Cindy Roberts; daughter-in-law, Zaida Roberts, Pueblo; sisters, JoAnn (Jim) Hannaman, Savage, Minn., and Jean Marie (Geno) Brent, Colorado Springs; grandchildren, Trae Roberts, Harmony Roberts, Walsenburg, Brian, Kayla, Brandon and Blake Roberts, Maddie, Missie and Zoe Roberts, all of Pueblo, and Tyler Barron, Texas. Memorial service, 6 p.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Cremation has taken place. Inurnment to follow in Frost, Minn. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's hall following service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Romero Funeral Home in Mike's name.

Roberts, Richard Paul
Richard Paul Roberts - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 2009 - Richard Paul Roberts, 76, born April 28, 1933, went to join his wife in heaven on May 13, 2009. He was blessed with seven children; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was greatly loved. He passed away in Pueblo while visiting his daughter, Roxy Jones. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Trinity Life Center, 36 Merritt Court.

Roberts, Ricky E.
Ricky E. Roberts - Imperial Funeral Home - June 22, 2013 - Ricky E. Roberts, November 18, 1955 - June 18, 2013.

Roberts, Robert Martin
Robert Martin Roberts - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 2009 - In his own words, Robert Martin Roberts ' graduated from natural to supernatural'  to be with his beloved Savior, Jesus Christ on Nov. 12, 2009. Rob was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1927. After service as a sailor, Rob graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1951. Commissioned in the United States Air Force, he completed a distinguished Air Force career in 1969 after service around the world including a combat tour in Vietnam. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; and is survived by his sister, Vi Bacon; four children, Jenness Nedergaard, Spencer Roberts, Rebecca Robler and Scott West-Roberts; six grandchildren, Preston, Ana, James, Lauren, Jacob and Aaron; and his special friend, Lee Summers. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, Central Christian Church. There will be no viewing. Private family inurnment at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Central Christian Church or Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Roberts, Samuel O.
Samuel O. Roberts - Pueblo Indicator - September 8, 1928 - Samuel O. Roberts, a pioneer resident of Pueblo, died Aug. 30. He had been in the employ of the city many years and was a member of the Southern Colorado Pioneer Association.

Roberts, Shirley
Shirley (Talley) Roberts - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 2012 - Shirley (Talley) Roberts, a longtime resident of Ordway and La Junta, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, in Pueblo West, Colo. Born Sept. 24, 1929, in Alamosa, Colo., Shirley was a homemaker, who raised four children with her husband of 49 years, Stanton L. Roberts. Shirley loved traveling, gardening and socializing. She was an excellent bridge player, who played in numerous bridge clubs in Ordway and La Junta over the years. Before moving to Pueblo West, she was quite active in the First United Methodist Church of Ordway and worked as a volunteer at the Heritage Center in Crowley. Her love for animals was apparent, as there always was a dog and a cat in the house. Shirley enjoyed an adventure and when traveling, was willing to try any new activity. Her family and close friends will miss that spirit, as well as her beautiful flower gardens. Shirley is survived by her immediate family: son, Tom (Donna) Roberts of Greeley; daughters, Carol (John) Callahan of Pueblo West, Beverly (Rick) Tucker of La Junta, Sandy (Jay) Lundahl of Pueblo; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, Eric (Shayla) Van Dyk and son, Cayson; Nick (Jennifer) Van Dyk and son, Dutch; Russell Van Dyk; Jason (Rebecca) Lundahl and son, Jakob; Amy (James) McCoy and son, Thomas; Audrey Lundahl. She also is survived by five brothers, Rodney, Robert, David, Paul and William Talley; and one sister, Anne Plummer. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Richard Talley; and husband, Stanton. A memorial reception will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church in Ordway. Memorial gifts may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice of Pueblo or PAWS for Life of Pueblo in care of Ford-Ustick Funeral and Cremation Services at 305 N. Eighth, Rocky Ford, CO 81067.

Roberts, Vern D.
Vern D. Roberts - Pueblo Chieftain - August 20, 2012 -Vern D. Roberts, a well-known artist and art educator, passed away Aug. 4, 2012, in Penrose. Celebration of life, 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at the middle school gym in Florence. Holt Family Funeral Home - August 20, 2012 - Vernon D. Roberts (Vern) was born on January 1, 1943 in Colorado Springs, Colorado to Leo and Shirley Roberts. He spent most of his early life on ranches near Colorado Springs with a short period in Ely, Nevada. In 1958 his family moved to Penrose, CO where he lived until his death on August 4, 2012. Vern attended Penrose High School and later graduated from Florence High School in 1961.Following high school he attended and graduated from Southern Colorado State College with a BA in fine arts and then attended Ohio State University where he was awarded a Masters degree in Art Education. In 1965, he returned to Florence High School where he was an art instructor for both high school and middle school through 1997. For 32 years he enjoyed teaching art and mentoring several generations of students. After retiring from the school system he began conducting Native American pottery workshops at his Coyote Arroyo Studio in Penrose. Vern later became interested in local history and worked on numerous projects to collect and archive historical documents and photos of early Penrose and Fremont County. Vern is survived by his children, Jody Morgan (Mike) of Greeley, CO and Dylan Roberts of Abu Dhabi; a brother, Gary Roberts (Barbara) in Grand Junction, CO; and 5 grandchildren, Casey Rusch, Courtney Rusch, Cody Rusch, Brianna Roberts, and Lexie Roberts. A Celebration of Life will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 25, 2012 at the Florence Middle School gymnasium. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be directed to the Penrose Library. Arrangements handled through Holt Family Funeral Home.

Robertson, Gerald
Gerald "Jerry" Robertson - Pueblo Chieftain -August 11, 2009 - Gerald "Jerry" Robertson, 59, Fort Collins, formerly of Pueblo, Aug. 8. Allnutt Funeral Service, Fort Collins.

Robertson, Harry B.
Harry B. Robertson - Anchorage Daily News - December 8, 2006 - Longtime Anchorage resident Harry B. Robertson, 84, died Oct. 13, 2006, at home. A visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Witzleben's Bragaw Chapel. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at Fort Richardson National Cemetery. Mr. Robertson was born Aug. 23, 1922, in Trinidad, Colo. A U.S. Army veteran, he served for 22 years and worked in artillery. Mr. Robertson was married in San Gabriel, Calif., in October 1969. He moved to Alaska during the 1950s. His family said: "Harry was a truly devoted husband, a good-natured man always ready and willing with a helping hand." Mr. Robertson enjoyed fishing, TV sports, Western novels, and cooking, which he enjoyed sharing with friends and neighbors. He was preceded in death by his twin sister, Harriette, and sister, Virginia Ryder. He is survived by his wife, Mary Robertson; brother, James Robertson; stepdaughter, Darleen and her son Glenn, his wife Joan and their two children, Tom and Lindsey Duncan; nieces, Margie Hogland and Mary Mae MacDonald; nephews, Chuck, Patrick, Joseph, Doug and Jim MacDonald; great-nephew, Jerry Berg and his wife Cyndie Wolfe; and many nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Providence Hospice, 3435 E. Tudor Road, Anchorage 99507. Arrangements were with Witzleben's Bragaw Chapel.

Robertson, Jim
Jim Robertson - Pueblo Indicator - December 6, 1941 - Stone City - Jim Robertson of this place passed away Nov. 19th, after several weeks' illness. He resided here for many years and was a good man and is sadly missed.

Robertson, John Hallmark
John Hallmark Robertson - Trinidad Times Independent - August 19, 2010 - John Hallmark Robertson of Branson, passed away Aug. 17, 2010. John was born in Branson Feb. 14, 1922, to Lon and Nettie (Hallmark) Robertson. He had two older sisters, Louise and Georgie and grew up primarily in the area he ranched most of his life. He went to school at Tobe and Kim, graduating from Kim in 1941. Following graduation, he enlisted in the Navy and served as sonar operator on an anti-submarine patrol in the South Pacific during World War II. After the war, he came home and began work at putting together the ranch and home he would enjoy for the remainder of his life. John married June Green of Branson Sept. 14, 1950 in LaJunta. Together they raised their five children on the ranch that John and his father started. The ranch was his livelihood, his treasure, his church and his responsibility and he didn' t take any of those lightly. John was proud of his children and their accomplishments and the fact that they all learned to stand up for themselves and their families. He enjoyed being around, playing with and talking to his 14 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. He was an ardent supporter of the opposition effort against expansion of the PiΓ±on Canyon Maneuver Site. He spent countless hours writing letters and poems that were printed regularly in many of the newspapers in the area in a effort to help people understand the potential atrocity. Although John preferred and felt it necessary to work every day, a hobby of sorts come from his love of cutting wood and posts with his chainsaw. No matter the time of year or the temperature, relaxation for him consisted of gassing and sharpening up his saw and spending an entire morning in ' the cedars'  cutting wood or posts. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lon in 1951 and Nettie in 1956; and sisters, Louise and Georgie. John is survived by his wife June of the home, his children, Nancy (Lester) Jackson of Kim, Susan (Richard) Cox of Rocky Ford, Janey Swentzell of Pueblo West, Lon (Anita) Robertson of Branson, Becky (Hoyt) Hugg of Amarillo. Memorial service was held Aug. 21, 2010, in the Kim Gymnasium with Pastor Greg Brown of the Kim Baptist Church officiating. John' s numerous friends were his honorary pallbearers. He was interred in the Kim Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the PiΓ±on Canyon Opposition Coalition, PO Box 137, Kim, CO. Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home and Arkansas Valley Crematory were in charge of the arrangements.

Robertson, Michael S.
Michael S. Robertson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2011 - Michael S. Robertson, born May 28, 1948, passed away Feb. 17, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Maxine Robertson; sister, RoyAnn Robertson; brother, Gerald Robertson; grandparents, Lester and Opal Keeth. Survived by his daughter, Pamela (Troy) Graham; son, Chad Robertson; daughter, JoVonna, (Chase Dukes) Robertson; grandchildren, Heather and Mitchell Graham. Also survived by numerous close friends, including Rick, Harry, Nick, Judy, Kerri, Jen, Jeanie, and Marietta, who visited him every day at Neon Sun. He retired from King Soopers after 30 years, and owned the Neon Sun for the past eight years. Michael's passions in life, aside from his family, were the Dallas Cowboys and gold jewelry. He enjoyed Cripple Creek, Sundays with Chad, his social life at Neon Sun, and riding his Harley with Pam and Troy. Funeral service, 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, Fellowship of the Rockies. Reception to follow.

Robertson, P. A.
P. A. Robertson - Pueblo Indicator - March 5, 1938 - East County Line - A large crowd attended the funeral of Mr. P. A. Robertson. We extend our sympathy to the relatives.

Robertus, John
John Robertus - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 2009 - John Robertus went to be with the Lord on March 25, 2009. John was born April 6, 1925, in Scottsbluff, Neb., the youngest of six children, to Henry and Katherine Robertus. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Southern Philippines and the Western Pacific Theaters during WWII. John was employed by Associated Grocers for 19 1/2 years before his retirement in 1976 and was a member of Crown of Life Lutheran Church in Pueblo West. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and one sister. His survivors include his wife of 62 years, Irene; children, Michael (Debbie) Robertus and Linda (Kurt) GeBauer; five grandchildren, Donald, Denise, Amy, Corey and Keli; eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation for Mr. Robertus will be held from 4 until 6 p.m. today, at the Davis Mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2009, in the Crown of Life Lutheran Church, 145 S. Abarr Drive in Pueblo West. Cremation will follow in the Davis Crematory with entombment in the Veterans Court of Honor at Imperial Cemetery at a later date.

Robida, Michaelene Rose
Michaelene Rose (Soldren) Robida - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 2009 - Michaelene Rose (Soldren) Robida, born August 31, 1935, passed away April 11, 2009. Preceded in death by son, Joseph Michael; parents, Michael and Alma (Magdos) Soldren; and sister, Alma. Mickey is survived by her husband, John; daughters, Anne, Linda, and Mary (Paul Canales); daughter-in-law, Patti Gill and their families, including 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Per Mickey's request, cremation with a private family service. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Robino, Joseph S.
Joseph S. (Buddy) Robino - Albuquerque Journal - January 24, 2010 - Joseph S. (Buddy) Robino, 92, a resident of Albuquerque since 1939, died Tuesday, January 19, 2010. Buddy was born in Trinidad, Colorado, in 1917 and served in the U.S. Army Air Force in the South Pacific during World War II. For most of his life, Buddy was lucky enough to work in a field that was also was his lifelong hobby, and he shared his expertise and interests with his many friends and family. Norma, his wife, preceded him in death in 2003. He is survived by his children and extended family of nephews, nieces, cousins, and close friends. Buddy was proud of his Italian heritage and of his family and friends. Rosary will be recited Sunday, January 24, 2010, at 5:00 p.m. at French - University Chapel. Mass will be celebrated Monday, January 25, 2010, at 11:00 a.m., at Mt. Calvary Mausoleum Chapel, 1900 Edith Blvd. NE, with interment to follow. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 36 East 7th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202, www.dav.org/cc Please visit our online guestbook for Buddy at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333

Robinson, Catherine
Catherine Robinson - Rocky Mountain News - February 13, 1891 - Dethroned His Reason - Pueblo, Colo., Feb. 12 - In Judge Galligan' s court this afternoon Reah Robinson, a son of Mrs. Catherine Robinson, who was killed by a Santa Fe switch engine some time ago, is on trial for insanity. The sad ending of his mother dethroned his reason to such an extent that he attempted to commit suicide three times by throwing himself under the same locomotive that killed her, and was, as a last resort, locked up in the county jail for safe keeping.

Robinson, Donald W.
Donald W. Robinson - Trinidad Times Independent - January 4, 2008 - Donald W. Robinson of Segundo was a restless spirit who set out to make his way in the world at 13, although he first began working when he was only 10 years old. He toiled at a variety of jobs in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Vermont, especially on farms. During World War II, Don joined the U. S. Merchant Mariners and served on Liberty ships and ships of general commerce intermittently during the War and beyond. He cruised in both the Atlantic and Pacific, seeing much of the world. Between sea duties, Don traveled around the country, mostly hobo-style, and worked in California, Florida, Colorado, and other locations. Don enjoyed his experiences, including the rough ones, and most of the broad variety of people he met. He told his stories to any and all who would listen. It' s a great loss that none were ever put in writing. Born February 3, 1917 to Frank and Jane (Richards) Robinson in Tewksbury, Mass., Don was raised in Lowell and Boston. On November 5, 1953, he married a beautiful young lady, Elsie V. Haskell of Gilford, N.H. Shortly thereafter they moved to Colorado because Don took great joy in the mountains and wide-open spaces. Don built a cabin by hand where they lived on Mountain View Drive in Blue Valley (Idaho Springs) in 1962 through 1964, but settled in Lakewood then Denver. Don and Elsie briefly returned to New Hampshire in the mid-1960s, but the mountains called them back again. Don' s chatty but brusque disposition was known to co-workers at Bennett Oil, Livran Electric, Arapahoe National Forest, the Salvation Army, and Consolidated Electrical Distributors. In 1982, Don happily retired and took Elsie to try living in Gainesville, Mo., where they found the bugs and humidity inhospitable but the people interesting and friendly. So, in 1985 Don and Elsie moved to their ' little adobe'  near Segundo, enjoying a beautiful view all around and good friendship with the late Sam Visconti, and pleasant acquaintance with many others. Surviving Don are his wife, Elsie, of Segundo, son Forrest (Vicki) of Blackhawk, and daughters Kathy (Cliff) Franklin of Arvada, and Donna Robinson of Lakewood. Also missing him are his beloved grandchildren Beau (Kate) Scott of Denver, Anthony Kotris of Lakewood, Glenn Scott of Arvada, and Nicholas Kotris and Kristina Kotris of Lakewood. Two great-grandsons, Samuel Rodriguez and Leif Scott are also left behind. Services will be held at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home in Trinidad, January 5, at 11 a.m. The family respectfully requests any remembrances be donations in Don' s memory to the Helping Hands Ministries PCBH at 1101 Arizona Ave., Trinidad, CO, 81082, where his last days were made comfortable

Robinson, Eula L.
Eula L. Robinson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2012 - Eula L. Robinson, 86, passed on March 12, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dayton H. Robinson, 1978. She is survived by her children, Dayton H. Robinson II, Don (Rita) Robinson, Susie (Carlos) Hargrove; grandchildren, Samantha (Cedric) Coleman, Dawn Rivas, Chaz Hargrove, Heather Hargrove, Daniel, Leah and Reagan Robinson; great-grandchildren, Paige and Taylor Kindell. Eula was a longtime member of the Church of Christ on Broadway and Orman, and a member of the Northside Christian Church, where a funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 17. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2012, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Robinson, Gary
Gary Robinson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 2009 - Gary Robinson, February 11, 1940 - June 9, 2009. Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Leona Robinson. He is survived by his sister, Linda (Robert) McGill; nephews, Michael (Diana Lynn) McGill of Lincoln, Neb., and Kevin (Lori) McGill of Garland, Texas; nieces, Janet (Harold) Baker of Penrose, Colo., and Cara (Johnnie) Hall of Gonzales, Texas; numerous cousins, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Gary graduated from Central High School in 1958 and from Colorado University in 1962. After a short stint in the USAF he went to work as an economist with the State of Colorado in Denver. After a disability retirement he returned to Pueblo. Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Robinson, Gregory Wayne
Gregory Wayne "Griz" Robinson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 2009 - Gregory Wayne "Griz" Robinson, 56, passed away May 20, 2009. Survived by his wife, Denise; daughters, Gracie and Lesley; mother and stepfather, Joan and Jay Wampler; uncle, Dave (Vera) James; aunts, Carmaline Campbell, Eileen Waitman and Evelyn Butler; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mona Earnhart, Diana (Jim) Scott, Sheryl (Lee) Mosher, Linda (Bryan) Ricke, Dennis (Donna) Stewart and Terry (Kelly) Stewart; special friends, Basco and Chopper; cousins, nieces and nephews; and brother, Richard. Preceded in death by his father, Lester Eugene Robinson; grandparents, Joe and Mary James and Lester and Lelia Robinson; uncle, Bill Campbell; mother-in-law, Grace Stewart; father-in-law, Hobert (Marge) Stewart; sister-in-law, Marcia Stewart; and brother-in-law, Bob Ryan. Griz was born July 2, 1952, in Pueblo, and was a lifelong Pueblo resident. He enjoyed spending time with his wife and girls. Piling the girls in the sidecar, the family traveled to many locations. From camping in Tin Cup, Colo., cruising the Black Hills and Sturgis, S.D., soaking in the warm mineral baths of New Mexico, to spending time at the Stewart family cabin in Rye, all the vacations were so memorable. Griz also enjoyed the time he spent volunteering for the Pueblo County High School Band, while Gracie and Lesley were members. Griz was a well-known fixture in the Colorado motorcycle community. He was the owner and operator of The Chop Shop since 1975, and was known for doing excellent work. He loved the challenge of taking on jobs which other shops would turn away. He had a passion for Pan Head Harley-Davidsons and had quite an impressive collection, of which he rode a different bike to work everyday. Additionally, Griz raced Top Fuel Harley drag bikes for 30 years. In 2000, he was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame at the Rocky Mountain Cycle Museum, located in Colorado Springs. In 2004, he was the first Colorado racer to break the 200 mile-per-hour mark in the quarter-mile, hitting 202 mph. Later that year, at the Sturgis Dragway, Griz won it all! In 2006, Griz upped his quarter-mile mark to 211 mph; a record he still holds today. Special thanks to his pit crew, Frankie (Paulette), Jaws, Bullwinkle, Dee and Ralph; his sponsors; and all who supported and cheered him on for so many years. Griz and Denise have participated in every Toy Run since its inception in 1977. No matter how cold or how much snow was on the ground, you could count on seeing him there. Griz was a member of All Harley Drag Racing Association, National Hot Rod Association and Pueblo County Band Boosters. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Celebration of his life, 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2009, Pueblo Motorsports Park, 3733 N. Pueblo Blvd. Those who desire may make memorials to Yaffe House (St. Anthony Hospital's hospitality home) or the Pueblo Chapter of Brain Injury Association of Colorado, through the funeral home.

Robinson, James H.
James H. Robinson - Pueblo Indicator - October 3, 1914 - The funeral of James H. Robinson was held from his residence, 1725 Lake Ave., Thursday. Mr. Robinson has been a chief general office clerk at the C.F. & I. Co. for a great many years.

Robinson, John D.
John D. Robinson - Pueblo Indicator - January 28, 1939 - Puebloan Died in Los Angeles - Word comes to the Indicator of the death of John D. Robinson at Los Angeles January 18. He was 81 years old. He left here about 15 years ago. For a number of years he assisted in operating the Cottage Home at 1229 East Evans avenue. The body was taken back to Lebanon, Missouri, his old home, for burial.

Robinson, Kameron Lawton
Kameron Lawton Robinson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2010 - Kameron Lawton Robinson. Our little angel went to be with the Lord on March 18, 2010. He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, David and Evelyn Trujillo, William Robinson; uncles, Ruperto Trujillo, David Trujillo and Julian Padilla; aunt, Holly Kennedy. He is survived by his parents, Kassi Padilla and Caleb Robinson Jr.; brother, Myles; grandmother, Jennifer Trujillo; grandfathers, Caleb Robinson Sr. and Paul Padilla; great-grandparents, Joe E. and Viola Padilla, Richard and Sharon Kennedy and Janice Robinson; aunt, Karly; uncles, Brandon and Brendan Padilla, Tim Robinson; godparents, Stephen and Mercedes Robinson; along with other numerous special relatives. Mass of the Angels will be held at 10 a.m. today, March 27, at Sacred Heart Church in Avondale. Burial will be held following service at St. Vrain Cemetery.

Robinson, Margaret Ellen
Margaret Ellen Graham Robinson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2008 - Margaret Ellen Graham Robinson, 97, was born in San Marcial, N.M., on May 2, 1911. She grew up in Deming and Rincon, N.M., where her father worked for the Santa Fe Railroad. She married Cecil Calvin Robinson on May 26, 1929. They had two children, Floyd and Judith Ann. Margaret worked in food service and dietary development at St. Vincent' s Hospital in Santa Fe, N.M., until she retired. Margaret and Cecil moved from Glorietta, N.M., to Colorado City, Colo., in 1975. Her final years were spent in Denver until she passed away on Nov. 7, 2008, at 97 years of age. She was preceded in death by her brother, Floyd; her sister, Mary; her husband, Cecil; and her son, Floyd. She is survived by her daughter, Judith Ann Ramsey; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Margaret will be remembered for her love of adventure, travel and the outdoors. She also loved sewing, painting, gardening and animals. Viewing, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, with rosary to follow at 8 p.m., T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2008, St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Rye, Colo. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Contributions may be made to the charity of your choice through the funeral home. Arrangements under the direction of T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Robinson, Patricia
Patricia Robinson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2012 - Patricia Robinson, 61, departed this life Feb. 7, 2012, in Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Ruth Bean; her brothers, Albert and Bobby DeCuir; and her sister, Carolyn Bean. She leaves to celebrate her life, her children, Venia and Sheldon; her grandchildren, Porshe, Kenny, and Marshay; as well as a host of cousins and special friends, including her lifelong friend, Charleene Franklin. A celebration of her life will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, in the New Hope Baptist Church, 1229 W. 18th St. A luncheon will be served at the church immediately following the service. The family will greet friends following the luncheon at the American Legion Post No. 2, as Patricia wanted to have her life celebrated.

Robinson, Ray E.
Ray E. Robinson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2011 - Ray E. Robinson went to be with his Lord on Feb. 15, 2011. He is survived by his children, Diana Frederic of Colorado Springs, Dan (Alice) Robinson of Colorado Springs, and Mary (Gary) Lewis of Cortez, Colo. Ray was preceded in death by his wife, Susie; his parents, Charles E. and Mary C. Robinson, and one brother, Fred Robinson. Ray was born Feb. 13, 1930, in Colorado Springs at Bethel (Memorial) Hospital. He graduated from Colorado Springs High School in 1948, and graduated from University of Colorado with a degree in business. Ray served in the Naval Reserve for eight years, worked at Colorado Springs National Bank for 16 years, and was instrumental in founding Western National Bank in Colorado Springs. In January 1973, Ray moved to Pueblo to become the president and chairman of the board of directors of Centennial Bank of Pueblo and Bank of Blende, which he founded. Ray was a devoted Mason from 1955 until his death and presided as Past Master of El Paso Lodge No. 13 and Past Wise Master of Colorado Consistory No. 1. He was awarded his KCCH in 1994 as a 32nd degree Mason. Ray also was a member of the Al Kaly Shrine. In his "spare time" he served as president of Junior Achievement of Colorado Springs; Boy Scouts Executive Board 1974; Highland Park Baptist Church moderator of Colorado Springs area; deacon and trustee at First Baptist Church of Pueblo for two terms; and president of Southern Colorado Bankers Association. He loved playing golf, drinking coffee and telling jokes with his golf buddies. Cremation in Davis Crematory. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, First Baptist Church, 405 W. Ninth St., in Pueblo. He will be laid to rest in peace beside his loving wife, Susie, following a graveside service in Providence, Ky., at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ray Robinson may be made to the American Cancer Society or The Alzheimer' s Association.

Robinson, Rita N.
Rita N. Robinson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 2010 - Rita N. Robinson, 82, passed away July 23, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl T. Robinson; and by her parents, George and Lucy Blackwell. Survived by children, Carl M. (Lois) Robinson, Lucy (Richard Weakley) Robinson, George A. (Anne) Robinson and John V. Robinson; 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Duane (Zulibelle) Blackwell, George (Cathy) Blackwell and Virgil (Omalee) Blackwell; and sister, Joyce Lucius. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Rita was a member of Belmont Church of the Nazarene. She was a passionate cook, having worked as a cook during her working life. Funeral service, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar, Colo. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, especially Tammie, Stella, and Jake, and Dr. Milligan and his staff for their wonderful care for Rita. God bless all of you! Arrangements by Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Robinson, Ronald J. (Dr.)
Dr. Ronald J. Robinson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 2, 2009 - Dr. Ronald J. Robinson, 63, of College Station, Texas, beloved husband, father and son, passed away on Aug. 30, 2009, at his residence. A memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, at Christ United Methodist Church in College Station. Dr. Robinson was born March 10, 1946, in Pueblo, Colo. An Eagle Scout, he graduated from East High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics and mathematics from the University of Southern Colorado in 1968. He was awarded a Master of Science degree in physics from Baylor University in 1971 and a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1974. He has been distinguished as a NASA Fellow and earned numerous professional awards. Dr. Robinson was employed by Getty Oil Co. in 1974 and held positions of increasing responsibility. After a period with Grace Petroleum and Intercomp Resource and Consulting, he re-joined Getty Oil in 1980. With the acquisition of Getty Oil by Texaco, he continued to advance and in 1996 was named president of the Texaco Technology Division. He retired from Chevron/Texaco in 2001. In 2001, Dr. Robinson assumed the position of professor and department head, A.B. Stevens Endowed Chair at the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University, a position he held until 2003. Additionally, Dr. Robinson served as chairman of the board of directors of Sheltering Arms Senior Services, a United Way Agency. He also served on the board of directors for numerous other corporations and ventures. Most recently, he was proud to have been a member of the board of directors of Ensyn and Berry Petroleum Co. He was also a member of Berry Petroleum's compensation committee and corporate governance and nominating committee. Dr. Robinson is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Bonnie; and his three sons, Kevin and wife, Onda, Kyle, and Kurt Robinson. Survivors also include his beloved parents, Jim and Doris Robinson of Colorado Springs, Colo.; his sister, Carol Chapman and husband, Mark of Fountain, Colo.; sister, Linda Lakner and husband, Mike of Wayne, N.J.; and father-in-law, Horace Martin of Pueblo, Colo. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be contributed to the Dr. Ronald J. Robinson ' 74 Memorial Graduate Level Scholarship in Petroleum Engineering. Please note in the memo line on your check: Dr. Robinson Memorial Scholarship. All donations payable to: Texas A&M Foundation, Attn.: Brady Bullard, 334 WERC 3126 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-3126.

Robinson, Susie
Susie Robinson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 2010 - Susie Robinson went to be with her Lord on Oct. 4, 2010. She is survived by her loving husband, Ray Robinson of Pueblo; a wonderful daughter, Diana Frederic of Colorado Springs; a sister, Wilma Shoulders of Providence, Ky.; 12 nephews and one niece; two stepchildren, Daniel (Alice) Robinson of Colorado Springs and Mary (Gary) Lewis of Cortez, Colo. Susie was preceded in death by her parents, Strauther and Alpha Harvey; two brothers, Morris and Donald Harvey; and a sister, Jonell Gold. Susie was born in Providence, Ky., and graduated from Providence High School before she attended and graduated from business college in Evansville, Ind. She was very active in her church and Sunday School, serving as a Deaconess for a number of years. She was a Girl Scouts leader and an instructor of Junior Achievement in Colorado Springs. Mrs. Robinson was the first President of the Pikes Peak Chapter of the American Business Women' s Association and was elected Woman of the Year at the national convention in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1963. She was employed as head teller at Colorado Springs National Bank and also had worked for First Federal Savings in Colorado Springs. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, First Baptist Church, Ninth Street and Grand Avenue, in Pueblo. Graveside service will take place on her grandfather' s farm in Providence, Ky. Donations in memory of Mrs. Robinson may be made to the Alzheimer' s Association direct, or through the mortuary.

Robinson, William
William Robinson - Pueblo Indicator - January 4, 1947 - Mr. William Robinson suffered a stroke and passed away. He was buried in Fowler cemetery. For several years he had been employed by Raymond Lewis of Colorado Springs, looking after cattle.

Robinson, William H.
William H. Robinson - Garden City Telegram - August 20, 2005 - William H. Robinson, 87, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at Webco Manor Nursing Home in Marshfield, Mo. He was born Dec. 8, 1917, in Mondamin, Iowa, to William Earl and Ruby Erma Cooper Robinson. A Marshfield resident since 2002, moving from Garden City, Mr. Robinson had been a pump operator for Northern Natural Gas Co. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, American Legion and Elks Lodge, all at Garden City, and was a B-26 bomber pilot during World War II, serving with the U.S. Army Air Corps. In October 1946, he married Evelyn "Lynn" Brannon. She died in January 1974. On Sept. 20, 1975, he married Sally Spencer in Walsenburg, Colo. She died Aug. 3, 1995, in Wichita. He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Dale K. and George L. Robinson; and a sister, Bonnie L. Winter. Survivors include three sons, Wm. Gary Robinson of Marshfield, Douglas A. Robinson of Denver, and Mark W. Robinson of Walsenburg; two stepdaughters, Joy Farr of Denver, and Leslie Hodson of Liberal; a brother, Mervin Robinson, and a sister, Virginia Patterson, both of Garden City; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at Price & Sons Funeral Home, Garden City, with the Rev. Robert Cousins officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Garden City. Visitation hours are 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to service time Monday at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be sent in care of priceandsons.com. Memorials are suggested to the church, in care of the funeral home, 620 N. Main St., Garden City, KS 67846.

Robinson, William Virgil
William Virgil Robinson - Albuquerque Journal - December 18, 2006 - Beloved husband, loving father and grandfather, William Virgil Robinson "Robbie", 72, passed away, Monday, July 15, 2007. He was born January 3, 1935 in Pueblo, CO, a son of Edgar and Lola Wright Robinson. He married Erma Fognani, March 28, 1956 in Pueblo, CO. Survivors include his wife of Albuquerque; two sons and three daughters: Robert (Lisa) Robinson, Sandra (Obed) Sanchez; Clara (Daniel) Herrera; Billy (Holli) Robinson, all of Albuquerque; Lola (Alvin) Robinson, Gallup, NM; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers and one sister. He was preceded in death by one brother. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, July 20, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, 5415 Fortuna Rd. NW. Cremation is under the direction of French Mortuary - Westside Chapel. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300

Robison, Roma
Roma Robison - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2010 - Roma Robison, 67, of Pueblo, passed away on Oct. 19, 2010. Cremation has taken place. Services will be held at a later date.

Robl, Anthony
Anthony "Tony" Robl - Pueblo Chieftain - February 7, 2010 - Anthony "Tony" Robl, 93, passed away on Feb. 4, 2010. Tony was born Sept. 3, 1916, in Oshkosh, Wis. He was preceded in death by his son, Anthony Jr.; and his brother, Alvin Robl. Tony is survived by his wife of 69 years, Genevieve; son, Steven (Cindy) of Lakewood, Colo.; grandchildren, Christopher of Chestnut Hill, Mass., and Stephanie (Stephen Wenzel) of Franklin, Mass.; great-grandchildren, Olivia Taylor and Isabella Shea Wenzel; brother, Joe Robl; sister-in-law, Kathleen Robl. He also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, all of Wisconsin. Tony was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church; served in the Wisconsin and Colorado National Guard earning the rank of master sergeant. Contributions may be made in Tony' s name to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Charity of Choice. Private family services will be held. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Robl, Genevieve
Genevieve ' Gen'  Robl - Pueblo Chieftain - April 1, 2012 - Genevieve ' Gen'  Robl, 90, passed away on March 26, 2010. She was born on Sept. 12, 1921, in Oshkosh, Wis. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Tony; and her son, Anthony Jr. Gen is survived by her son, Steven (Cindy) of Denver; grandchildren, Christopher of Freeport, Fla., and Stephanie (Stephen Wenzel) of Franklin, Mass.; great-grandchildren, Olivia Taylor and Isabella Shea Wenzel; brother-in-law, Joe Robl; and sister-in-law, Kathleen Robl, both of Oshkosh, Wis. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Gen was employed with her husband in the oil and gas industry in Wisconsin. She was a member of St. Pius Catholic Church and was also employed for several years as the rectory housekeeper at St. Pius. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Private family services will be held. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Roblek, Jacqueline
Jacqueline Root Thomas Roblek - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 2013 - Jacqueline Root Thomas Roblek went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Atlanta, Ga. She died of natural causes. Jacqueline was born Dec. 27, 1918, in Trinidad, Colo. Her parents were Louise Simmons Root and Robert L. Root, both of Pueblo. A longtime Pueblo resident, Jacqueline graduated from Central High School in 1937. She was a member of Tri-C Sorority and participated in many school activities. After graduation, she was a ballet and tap dance instructor at the ' Y'  located near the Colorado Fuel & Iron Corp. She met and married W. Jack Thomas in July 1939, who was a cost accountant for the CF&I. Jacqueline loved to play bridge and was a Master Duplicate Bridge Player. She and Jack lived on Claremont Avenue in Pueblo for all 45 years of their married life. They enjoyed membership in the Minnequa Club and the Pueblo Tennis Club. At her 50th Central High School class reunion, after Jack' s death, Jacqueline met, and later married, her second husband, Robert F. Roblek. They lived on Argyle Avenue in Pueblo, and were married for 22 years. Upon Robert' s death, Jacqueline moved to Atlanta, Ga., to live in Belmont Village Assisted Living-Buckhead, to be near her only child, daughter, Jill Louise Thomas Marshall. Jacqueline is survived by her daughter, Jill and her son-in-law, John C. Marshall; and by her two grandsons, Jeffrey W. Marshall (Elizabeth) of San Francisco, Calif., and John Thomas Marshall (Ling) of Atlanta, Ga. Also surviving are two great-grandsons, David and Logan Marshall; and nephew, Bill Monck (Cindy) of Rye, Colo.; and niece, Pamela Monck Hill (Jay) of Philadelphia, Pa. Jacqueline was a most beloved wife, mother, grandmother and aunt. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Roselawn Chapel, 1706 Roselawn Road, Pueblo, CO 81006. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Senior Resources Development Agency (SRDA), Meals-On-Wheels, 230 N. Union Ave., Pueblo, CO 81003.

Roblek, Robert
Robert "Bob" Roblek - Pueblo Chieftain - November 7, 2010 - Robert "Bob" Roblek, 92, passed away on Nov. 5, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mary A. (Lest) Roblek; his wife, Juanita Cissell Roblek in 1986; and his sister, Rudell (Don) Marshall. Bob is survived by his wife of 22 years, Jacqueline Root Roblek; his sons, Doug (Linda), Rick (Judith), Larry (Chris) and Greg (Pat) Roblek; his daughter, Judy (Rick) Vickers-Crosby; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and stepdaughter, Jill Thomas (John) Marshall; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Bob served during World War II in the Army in the European Theater. He was a member of the Elks Post No. 203, Eagles Aerie 145, Exchange Club of Pueblo, the Western Slovenian Association and he belonged to the VFW in Florence, Colo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Western Slovenian Association (WSA College Fund) or to SRDA through the funeral home. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with entombment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Military honors by Fort Carson and the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Robles, Deborah Ann
Deborah Ann Robles - Pueblo Chieftain - December 2, 2009 - Deborah Ann Robles, 57, passed away Nov. 28, 2009. She was born Jan. 15, 1952, in Pueblo. Deborah was preceded in death by her father, Charles Alcon; and her brother, Terrance C. Alcon. She enjoyed fishing, doing crafts, going to Cripple Creek and spending time with her grandchildren, who were her pride and joy. She is survived by her husband, Sam Gallina; her parents, Marie Lynn and Clarence Lynn; her children, Ricardo Robles, Terry (Virginia) Robles; 10 grandchildren, seven sisters; five brothers; a special aunt, Betty Estrada; special cousins, Valerie Estrada and Joey Pacheco; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Angelus Chapel, with Minister Wayne Stokley officiating.

Robles, Jeanene S.
Jeanene S. Robles - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 2009 - Jeanene S. Robles, 47, passed away Aug. 23, 2009, at Parkview Medical Center following a short illness. She was preceded in death by her father, James J. Reedy. Survived by her husband, Nectali M. Robles; children, Marcy and Lorena Hernandez; sister, Jeanette Villegas; mother, Lori Reedy; two nieces; one nephew; and several other relatives. Jeanene worked at Parkview Medical Center, where she was the business office manager in the Rehabilitation Department. Cremation, with a memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Robles, Maria
Maria Robles - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 2012 - Maria Robles, 98, passed away March 19, 2012. Preceded in death by her husband, Jose Maria Robles. Survived by her sister, Asuncion Avila of Durango, Mexico; her immediate family, Lupe, Sandra, David (Raquel) Roybal, Robert (Betty) Robles; numerous nephews and nieces. Maria was born May 25, 1913, in the city of Zacatecas, Mexico. She started working at 9 years of age to help support her mother and sister. She became an accomplished seamstress at an early age and worked many years as a quality control supervisor in a large clothing factory in Los Angeles, Calif. Maria spent her life caring for others and never forgot her family in Mexico. Maria loved flowers, her garden, reading, and she loved to sing. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Mary Church. Interment, Imperial. Arrangements, Imperial.

Robles, William
William "Wimpy" Robles - Pueblo Chieftain - March 7, 2009 - William "Wimpy" Robles, 84, passed away March 5, 2009. Survived by his wife, Frances Robles; children, Patricia (Bill) Tuttle, William J. (Louise) Robles, Linda Herrera, Kathy (Terry) Hunter, John (Linda) Robles, Louis (Sandra) Robles, Cassandra (Tom) Valdez, David (Denise) Pino, Dan (Laura) Pino and Mayoline (Ernest) Louis. Also survived by his sister, Lupe (David) Roybal; numerous grand and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was a very loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. William served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 145. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Imperial Funeral Home. He also was a member of St. Mary Church, where the services will be held: Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Sunday, and funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Monday, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens, with graveside military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Robson, Martin L.
Martin L. Robson - Pueblo Indicator - September 5, 1925 - Martin L. Robson, one of the best known men of the city, passed away at a local hospital, Aug. 27, age 48. He had been in ill health for years. He was formerly connected with the Continental Oil Co., as assistant division manager, and later conducted a store at Beulah. In his younger days he was very athletic and played ball with the C. F. & I. teams.

Robush, Robert George
Robert George Robush - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 2011 - Robert George Robush, 79, of Canon City, Colo., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011. He was born in Dunaway, Mo., on Aug. 20, 1932, a son of the late Fina Ruth (Hall) and George Fredrick Robush. He graduated from Canon City High School, had a diploma in electricity and was licensed in real estate. Robert was in the U.S. Marines from 1952 to 1955 and was stationed at Camp Pendleton, Twenty-Nine Palms in California and in Korea and Japan, where he climbed Mount Fuji three times. His medals include Good Conduct, Korean Service, United Nations Service and National Defense Service. He spent 28 years at the CF&I Steel Mill, he set bowling pins by hand in the 1950s. He was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, High Priesthood. Robert was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Denzel Virginia (Lantz) Robush; a sister; brothers, Ernest and Richard Robush; one son and twin daughters. Survived by Ginnie Reed and Cynthia Robush-Knighton, both of Canon City, Donald (Vanessa) Reed of Pueblo; grandchildren, Heather (Michael) Marte, Sara Reed and Robert Reed all of Pueblo, Brandon Knighton of Denver and Brian Knighton of Crowley; great-grandchildren, Cassandra Foster, Claudia Foster, Lane Robush-Foster and Blake Knighton-Foster, all of Canon City; and family and friends to numerous to mention. Robert spent his life walking with the Lord and was kind and generous to everyone he met. Funeral services, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Canon City, followed by burial at Lakeside Cemetery.

Rockafellow, Sarah J.
Sarah J. Rockafellow - Pueblo Indicator - January 18, 1936 - Mrs. Sarah J. Rockafellow, 85 years of age, died at the home of her son, Harry Rockafellow on Cypress St., January 14. She had lived in this city 40 years.

Rockburn, Edna Arzila
Edna Arzila Rockburn - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1913 - Edna Arzila Rockburn, at the family residence, 1106 east Eighth Street, aged 38 years, wife of George A. Rockburn. Remains are being cared for by the Whiton Mortuary association, awaiting the arrival of the husband from Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Rodacy, Janet Marie
Janet Marie Rodacy - Pueblo Chieftain - May 15, 2011 - Janet Marie Rodacy, 72, passed away May 11, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. She is now in the arms of our Lord. She was born in Pesotum, Ill., on May 23, 1938, and moved to Colorado at a young age. Janet was preceded in death by her parents; William and Margaret Schum; and sisters, Edna Wade and Patricia Ward. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, James Anthony Rodacy; children, Cynthia (Paul) Hanley, Diane (David) Alfonso, Christopher (Mary) Rodacy, Carolyn (Brent) Childress, Andrew Rodacy, Teresa (Kurt) Grinstead, James (Charlotte Ruiz) Rodacy; grandchildren, Mark, Vince, Devin, Jessica, Arthur, Rachael, Anna, Mariah, Zebulon, Brigita, Christopher Jr., Matthew, Gabriel, Rebecca, Tiffany, Gennavieve, Kimberly, Kevin; brothers and sisters, Luella Shanahan, Fred Schum, William Schum, Eleanor Begley, Sister Agnes Ann Schum SL. Janet was a very religious person inspiring others with her faith and love of God. Her children and grandchildren were her greatest pride and joy. She enjoyed warm days on her porch, loved springtime and flowers. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m., May 15, 2011, George McCarthy Funeral Home. Rosary, 9:30 a.m., Monday, May 16, 2011, followed by funeral Mass, 10 a.m., Our Lady of the Meadows Church and Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Rodacy, Robert D.
Robert D. Rodacy - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 2012 - Robert D. Rodacy, 81, born on May 28, 1931, to the union of Frank M. and Anna Rodacy and went to be with the Lord on Nov. 19, 2012. Preceded in death by his parents; sister, Eleanor; and brother, Philip. Survived by his brothers, Frank of the family home and James of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Martha Rodacy of Pueblo; cousins, Dave and Marian Brown of Colorado Springs; Marilyn Herman of Pueblo; friend, Robert Balazs of Pennsylvania. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Robert retired from District 60 in 1985 and was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese Parish of Pueblo. The family wishes to express its gratitude for the wonderful care given to Robert by the staff of Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care. Memorial contributions may be made in Robert' s memory to the Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Rodarmel, Blanche
Blanche Rodarmel - Pueblo Chieftain - November 24, 2012 - Blanche Rodarmel, 89, passed away Nov. 22, 2012, in La Junta, Colo. Survived by Carolyn (Norman) Sorensen and Jerry (Karen) Rodarmel. Contact Carolyn or Jerry for arrangements.

Roden, August H.
August H. Roden - Pueblo Indicator - October 24, 1914 - August H. Roden, of 1220 Abriendo avenue, died of heart failure at his home on Wednesday. He was 78 years of age and was a step-brother of G. A. Boedecker, a well known business man of Bessemer.

Roderick, Rose Marie
Rose Marie Ingo Roderick - Pueblo Chieftain - February 6, 2011 - Rose Marie Ingo Roderick took her peaceful journey with her family by her side Feb. 4, 2011. Predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Robert R. Roderick; twin sons; father and mother, Tony and Bessie (Musso) Ingo; daughter-in-law, Debbie Buffington; sisters, Ruth (Al) Hinds and Florence (Al) Mendicello; nephews, Anthony Ingo and Sammo Ingo III; numerous aunts and uncles. Left to cherish her memory are children, Betty (Ted) Roop, Bob Roderick, Phyllis (Don) Montoya, Tony (Barb) Roderick and Joe Roderick, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Russell (Amy) Roop, Ted (Renee) Roop, Kristin Montoya, Syvanna (Steve) Kilduff and Laci (Eric) Ferguson; great-grandchildren, Lloyd Anaya, Jake, Adrianna, MacKenzie, Harley and Kylee Roop and Brady Kilduff; brother, Sam (Dorothy) Ingo; special fourth son, Larry Chavez; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins, special neighbors and friends. Rose Marie was born Feb. 5, 1931, on St. Charles Mesa on the family farm. She worked at St. Mary-Corwin as a food service supervisor. She loved to share her cooking and baking talents with others and always wanted to feed everyone who came to her home. She was a very loyal and compassionate person, always willing to help others. She faithfully stayed involved in the Italian tradition of the St. Joseph tables. To know her was to love her. She never met a stranger. She loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and special neighbors. Member of St. Theresa Society Lodge and Eagles Auxiliary. The family would like to thank Toni and Cyndra of Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Rosary and prayer service, 6 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011. Both services, St. Leander Church, 1401 E. Sixth St. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. .

Rodgers, Daniel Lee Glen
Daniel Lee Glen Rodgers - Pueblo Chieftain - June 4, 2010 - Daniel Lee Glen Rodgers, 19, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on June 1, 2010. Daniel is survived by his mother, Julie (Bryan) Brekke- Martinez; stepfather, Ed Lockwood; siblings, Ashly Rodgers, Ryan Lockwood, Cheyenne Lockwood, Zoe Lockwood, Tony Martinez, Krystel Martinez and Pancho Martinez; father, Darren Rodgers; grandparents, Dennis and Barb Rodgers, Marilyn and Ken Marshall, Ron and Carla Brekke, Ray and Vangie Martinez and Patricia Lockwood; great-grandmothers, Margaret Rodgers and Myrtle Morland; his best bud and cousin, Chris Brekke; and numerous other cousins, aunts, uncles, friends and family. Daniel had a great sense of humor and an unforgettable smile. He will be remembered as a good son, brother and a loyal friend. Daniel lived life the way he wanted to live it. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Rodgers, Harvey H.
Harvey H. Rodgers - Pueblo Chieftain - October 2, 2009 - Harvey H. Rodgers, 92, Sept. 30, 2009. No service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Rodgers, Helen L.
Helen L. Rodgers - Pueblo Chieftain - October 3, 2010 - Helen L. Rodgers, 83, was born April 8, 1927, and passed away Oct. 1, 2010. Survived by daughter, Shawna (Cliff) Engle; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives. At her request, cremation with no service. The family will receive friends, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Steel City Eagles, Aerie No. 3367, 704 Elmhurst Place. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Rodgers, Lorraine
Lorraine Rodgers - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 2010 - Lorraine Rodgers, 80, passed away Oct. 22, 2010. Survived by her husband of 58 years, C.W. Rodgers; children, Rick (Mary) Rodgers of Colorado Springs, Daniel Rodgers of Elbert, Colo., and Shari (Mike) Jones of Pueblo; brothers, Bill Martin of Denver and Louis (Maralee) Martin of Oregon; and grandchildren, Brianne, Kristen, Allison, Matthew, Laura, Alexis and Garrett. Preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Bessie Martin; sisters, Josephine Martin; and sister-in-law, Patricia Martin. Lorraine was born Jan. 19, 1930, in Pueblo. She worked at the telephone company for five years and at School District 60 as a teacher' s aide for 20 years. She was a member of Sunrise Methodist Church. Lorraine enjoyed family, friends and traveling, most importantly, she was a good wife, mother and grandmother. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Rodgers, Martin
Martin Rodgers - Rocky Mountain News - March 26, 1890 - Dropped Dead - Trinidad, March 25 - Coroner Walker received a telegram from Thatcher this evening announcing that a man named Martin Rodgers had dropped dead on the depot platform at that place during the afternoon. The coroner has gone down to investigate.

Rodin, Norman F.
Norman F. Rodin - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 2009 - Norman F. Rodin went to be with the Lord Dec. 21, 2009. Norman was born Nov. 5, 1931, in Pueblo, to Sam and Rose Rodin, who preceded him in death. His survivors include his special friend, Cora Cardenas. At his request, cremation, no public service.

Rodman, Lola B.
Lola B. Rodman - Pueblo Chieftain - November 1, 2009 - Lola B. Rodman, 90, a longtime Rye resident, passed away Oct. 28, 2009. Lola B. Norton was born March 7, 1919 in Del Rose, Colo. She was preceded in death by her son Jack Rodman. She is survive4d by two sons, Harold and Larry Rodman; daughter Linda Rodman Arndt; nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. At her request there will be no services. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Rodman-Huckabey, Rachelle
Rachelle ' Shelley'  Beulah Rodman-Huckabey - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2012 -Rachelle ' Shelley'  Beulah Rodman-Huckabey, 42, of Colorado Springs, passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2012. She was born in Pueblo, Colo., on April 3, 1969, to Robert L. Turner and Sandra J. McIver-Turner. She attended Pueblo South High School. She graduated with her bachelor' s from the University of Southern Colorado and a master' s in social work from Denver University. Rachelle loved life to the fullest. Her family was very important to her, especially son, Darian, whom she home-schooled and spent lots of time with. She loved her husband, Anthony, and parents with all her heart. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling, gardening and cooking for big parties. Her passion was her career and love of adoptions. She facilitated adoptions for Synthesis Adoption Services and was personally responsible for placing upwards of 85 babies in happy homes. She is survived by husband, Anthony; son, Darian Rodman, and his father, Curtis; parents, Robert and Sandra; and brothers, Kenneth A. (Shani) Turner, Allan (Patricia) Turner; nieces, Brittany (Mark) Turner-Greigo and baby Alexandria and Mikayla Turner; nephew, Christopher Turner; friend and former sister-in-law, Vickie Turner-Reed. She had many aunts, uncles, cousins and even more friends who she adored. She was preceded in death by a brother, Ricky James Turner; her maternal grandparents, James and Beulah McIver; her paternal grandparents, George and Mary Turner; and uncle, Jerry Turner. Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. today, March 27, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2030 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, Colo.

Rodosevich, Daniel Troy
Daniel Troy Rodosevich - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2010 - Daniel Troy Rodosevich, 40, of Pueblo, passed away May 17, 2010. Father of Tyler and Haylee Rodosevich. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, May 21, 2010, Crown of Life Lutheran Church, 145 S. Abarr Drive, Pueblo West, Colo. Cremation has taken place. A private inurnment will take place at a later date.

Rodosevich, Helen L.
Helen L. Rodosevich - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 2011 - Helen L. Rodosevich, 84, passed away April 8, 2011. She is preceded in death by her parents, August and Anna Musso; husband, Frank Rodosevich; brother, Bernard Musso; sister, Edna Musso; and sisters-in-laws, Joyce and Catherine Musso. She is survived by her children, Frank A. (Diane) Rodosevich of Pueblo, David P. Rodosevich of Ridgecrest, Calif., Margaret (Larry) Brittenham of Superior, Neb.; grandchildren, Kristen, Bethany, Andrew Brittenham; sister, Christine (Frank) Guyol of St. Louis, MO and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Helen was a member of Holy Family Church, Order of Martha for 45 years and a volunteer at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in same day surgery since 1988. The family would like to thank Dr. Jim Stjernholm, the ICU Staff at St. Mary Corwin Hospital and Dr. Jim Smith for the care of Helen. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Family Church. Visitation, 3 to 7 pm, today, April 12, 2011 at the funeral home. Rosary, 1:30 pm, Funeral Mass, 2 pm, Wednesday, April 13, 2011, Holy Family Church with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Rodrigues, Jerry R.
Jerry R. Rodrigues - Pueblo Chieftain - February 7, 2010 - Jerry R. Rodrigues went to be with the Lord on Feb. 3, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Hope Rodriguez. Survived by his children, Mike (Christina) Rodrigues, Jennifer Rodrigues, Cheryl (Danny) Ketzer, Pat (Kari) Rodrigues, Keith (Deb) Rodrigues, Jeff (Anne) Rodrigues, Bridget (Chris) Dilks, Lynn (Ben) Bennethum, Liz (Bob) Chapman, Adam (Patsy) Rodrigues, William Rodrigues and Daryl Rodrigues, Greg Rodrigues; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also is survived by his brothers, Chris Rodriguez, Fred Rodriguez and Butch Rodriguez. At his request, there will be no viewing. Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Joseph Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Rodriguez, Arabella
Arabella ' Della'  Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 6, 2011 - Arabella ' Della'  Rodriguez, 87, went home to be with her Savior on April 3, 2011. She is survived by her children, Larry (Lori) Rodriguez of Colorado Springs, Maria Rodriguez of Santa Fe, N.M., and Salome (Randall) Rodriguez-Thorson of Livermore, Calif.; her loving sister, Flora (Sonny) Madrid of Pueblo; and numerous grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank caregivers Dusty Cooper and Marilyn Cerda for their years of devotion and gentle care. A rosary service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, Sacred Heart Church in Gardner. Funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 8, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Chama with interment at the Chama Cemetery in Chama.

Rodriguez, Arlene E.
Arlene E. Rodriguez - The Chronicle-News - September 03, 2009 - Arlene E. Rodriguez, former resident of Trinidad passed away August 31, 2009 in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the age of 59. She was born in Trinidad, Colorado on September 16, 1949 to Erminia (Martinez) and Joe Saiz. On November 15, 1968, Arlene was united in marriage of Jose Rodriguez in Raton, New Mexico. She enjoyed fishing, camping and going to Cripple Creek. Arlene cherished her family and loved having family gatherings. Her kindness and loving ways will be missed by many. Preceding her in death are parents, Erminia and Joe Saiz; brother, Emilio Saiz, and nephew, Manuel Cruz. Survivors are loving husband Jose, Colorado Springs; daughter, Glenda (Ken) Benzie of Virginia; sons Wayne Saiz, Trinidad; Gary Sandoval, Kansas; grandchildren, Joshua Benzie, Dustin Benzie, Wayne Saiz, Jr., Tanya Saiz, Gary Sandoval, Jr., Virginia Rodriguez, Julio ' Hanshaum,'  Alexia, Leonardo; siblings, Pauline (Joe) Martinez, Denver; Joe (Leola) Saiz, Jr., Trinidad; Martha (Bert) Portillos, Trinidad; Priscilla Cruz, Colorado Springs; David (Judy) Saiz, Colorado Springs; Josie (Gilbert) Moya, Denver; Bruce (Debbie) Saiz, Colorado Springs; Shirley (Marlin) Hunt, Colorado Springs; Charles (Candida) Saiz, Colorado Springs; Heather; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday September 2, 2009 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 3, 2009 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel, with family friend, Mr. Savino Romero officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Alan Cruz, Mario Cruz, Josiah Herrera, Gary Sandoval, Jr. and ' Hanshaum.'  Active pallbearers are Joshua Benzie, Dustin Benzie, Christopher Hunt, Shawn Hunt, Wayne Saiz, Jr., Martin Maldonado, and Joseph Cruz. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Rodriguez, Carlos Leo
Carlos Leo Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 2013 - Carlos Leo Rodriguez, 34, of Pueblo. Arrangements pending.

Rodriguez, Carol F.
Carol F. "Poki" Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 9, 2011 - Carol F. "Poki" Rodriguez, 59, passed away June 6, 2011. Survived by loving husband of 35 years, Richard; brother, Harris Nishikawa of Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii; nieces and nephews, Desiree (Eddie) Vigil, Simon (Aileen) Gonzales, Buddy (Lena) Rodriguez, Ronnie (Debbie) Rodriguez and Daniel and Eve Nishikawa; great-nieces and nephews, Alycia and Arianna Vigil, Ceasar and Kaiden Gonzales, Nathan and Janelle Rodriguez, Yvonne and Angelina Rodriguez; godson, Angelo Ramirez; and special friends, Debbie Rivera, Joanna Benavidez and Bellma of Juarez, Mexico. Preceded in death by her parents, Shiginori and Betty Nishikawa. Poki was born in Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii on Oct. 10, 1951. She enjoyed gardening and her pets, Tugi and Ginger. Poki was proud of the numerous job-related awards she received. The family would like to thank the South Side Dialysis Center for its loving care. She loved everyone there, staff as well as patients. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. June 25, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Deacon Buddy Rodriguez officiating.

Rodriguez, Christopher Sylvester
Christopher Sylvester Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2012 - Man dies from apparent stab wounds - Pueblo police are investigating a homicide after a 28-year-old man died this morning from stab wounds. The man arrived at Parkview Medical Center in private vehicle at about 7:35 a.m. with serious stab wounds, according to Deputy Chief Andy McLachlan. McLachlan said the man, whose identity has not been released pending notification of family, died about two hours later. The investigation into the incident is ongoing. If anyone has information about this investigation please call the police at 553-2538 or Pueblo Crime Stoppers at 719-542-STOP. Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2012 - Pueblo police are investigating a homicide after a 28-year-old man died this morning from stab wounds. The man arrived at Parkview Medical Center in private vehicle at about 7:35 a.m. with serious stab wounds, according to Deputy Chief Andy McLachlan. McLachlan said the man died about two hours later. The victim was later identified as Christopher Rodriguez. Pueblo Crime Stoppers released images of the person who dropped the victim off as well as the vehicle used, a white Dodge pickup truck. The individual is described as a Hispanic male in his 20s with a shaved head, light complexion, medium build and black hooded jacket. This afternoon a truck matching the description from the surveillance footage was found parked in an alley in the 500 block of West 11th Street. It was impounded by police. Detective Jeff Shay said this afternoon that Pueblo police have identified and found the driver of the truck as well. If anyone has information about this investigation please call the police at 553-2538 or Pueblo Crime Stoppers at 719-542-STOP. Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 2012 - A 28-year-old man died from stab wounds after he was taken in private vehicle to a hospital Friday morning. - Christopher Sylvester Rodriguez died at 9:35 a.m., two hours after he had been dropped off at Parkview Medical Center by a man in a white Dodge Truck. Later in the morning police located the driver and truck, which was parked in an alley in the 500 block of West 11th Street. Andy McLachlan, a deputy chief with the Pueblo Police Department, said the driver is being treated as a witness. "He's providing information to us," McLachlan said. Police would not release the name of the witness or owner of the truck. "The truck's not his. We're trying to determine how the truck fits in," McLachlan said. Detective Cody Wager said they were still working on suspect information and was not ready to release any possible descriptions or a motive. Police did find where they suspect the crime took place, near Plaza Verde Park on the East Side. Wager said Rodriguez was stabbed near the park and then taken to the hospital, where he died. Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 2012 - Christopher Slyvester Rodriguez, 28, of Pueblo. Arrangements pending. Full notice Wednesday. Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 2012 - Christopher Sylvester Rodriguez, 28, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 24, 2012. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday followed by cremation, both services at Romero Chapel. Friends and family will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall.

Rodriguez, Clara Marie
Clara Marie Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2011 - Clara Marie Rodriguez, 71, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 24, 2011. She was preceded in death by her son, Mark; parents, Fred and Adella; and brother, Juan. Clara is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Eduwiges; children, Christopher (Maria), Debbie, Alfred, Lee (Mary), Mary (Jaime), Ester (Efren), Harold (Annessa), Charles (Ernestine) and Pamela (Juan); 57 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Patsy and Donna Jean; aunt, Emma; and numerous other relatives and friends. Viewing, 1 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.

Rodriguez, Della C.
Della C. Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 2009 - Della C. Rodriguez, born Oct. 20, 1920, passed away June 20, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, Pablo and Sara Rodriguez; her four sisters and five brothers. Della is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great=nieces and great-nephews and many other relatives. She retired from St. Mary-Corwin Hospital after 30 years of service. For the last eight years, Della had resided at the Belmont Lodge nursing home. A special thank you to the staff and to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their kindness and care. Viewing, 8 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at the funeral home, with funeral Mass to follow, 2 p.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, with Father Ben Bacino officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Rodriguez, Don Toby
Don Toby "Neno" Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 2, 2010 - Don Toby "Neno" Rodriguez, 31, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 1, 2010. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Jimmy "Miko" Armstrong and Danny Romero; and grandparents, Amalia Romero and Jose De La Luz Romero. Neno is survived by his loving wife, Denise Rodriguez; children, Levi Roybal and Falicia Gonzales; stepchildren, Nicole (Mario) Gonzales, Joe Gonzales, Natasha Gonzales, Jasmine Retana and Isaac Retana; mothers, Avelina Romero and Mary Sierra; siblings, Albert Romero, Margie (Thomas) Alanis, Tim (Monica Gonzales) Salazar, Buddy (Lucinda) Romero, Andrea (Ernesto) Armstrong-Flores, Joe Ray Sierra and Julian Sierra; and numerous nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Friday with rosary service to follow at 6 p.m., Romero Chapel, Pueblo. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Romero Chapel, Alamosa. Rosary service, 6 p.m. Monday; funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both services at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Capulin. Interment, La Jara Cemetery.

Rodriguez, Doreen A.
Doreen A. Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 2010 - Doreen A. Rodriguez, 46, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 12, 2010. Doreen is survived by her children, Victor, Alexandria and Brittney Rodriguez; granddaughters, Gracie and Aliya; mother, Faye "Chubby" Rodriguez; brothers, David (Doris) and Anthony (Shelley) Rodriguez; and extended family and friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following the service.

Rodriguez, Efren
Efren Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 2012 - Efren Rodriguez, 87, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 5, 2012. Memorial service, noon today at the Richmond Apartments Community Room.

Rodriguez, Esteban Jr.
Esteban "Steve" Rodriguez Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 24, 2010 - Esteban "Steve" Rodriguez Jr. died Nov. 18, 2010, at age 79. Preceded in death by parents, Esteban and Lina Rodriguez; children, Wayne and Debbie. Survived by wife, Juanita ' Jennie' ; children, Tim (Beverly), Becky (Pano) Estrada; Veronica, Valerie (Johnny) Metoyer, Toby, Celestia, Carolyn, Ted, Darryl (Cindy), Tyrone, Gilbert (Rosa), Mara (Patrick) Hatchett; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Service, 10 a.m. at St. Therese.

Rodriguez, George Christopher
George C. Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2009 - George C. Rodriguez, 49, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 13, 2009. Preceded in death by his parents, Caroline and Louie G. Rodriguez; and brothers, George L. Rodriguez and Dennis Rodriguez. Survived by his siblings, Patsy Rodriguez, Kathy Rodriguez, Isaias Vicky Rodriguez, Laurence Phyllis Rodriguez and Tom Becky Rodriguez; special nephew, Alejandro Rodriguez; and numerous nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts, cousins, other relatives and friends. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, with rosary service to follow, Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Rodriguez, Hope Yolanda
Hope Yolanda Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 7, 2009 - Hope Yolanda Rodriguez, 56, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 4, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lucero; parents, Joseph and Katie Romero; brothers, Joseph Anthony Romero Jr. and Robert Romero; and sister, Barbara Romero. She is survived by her daughter, Sarah (Jeremy Vigil) Lucero; brothers, Louis (Barbara) Romero, William (Lisa) Romero and Richard Romero; special friend, Glenn Ortiz; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, extended family and friends. Hope never met a stranger; if you met her once you were a friend for life. Hope was very creative, she had the ability to take a simple object and make something extravagant with it. She will be remembered for her sense of humor, love of animals and love for life. She enjoyed camping, cleaning and making people laugh. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, with prayer service to follow, both at Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Praise Assembly of God. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at the church hall following interment.

Rodriguez, Hortencia
Hortencia Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2013 - Hortencia Rodriguez, 92. Full notice later.

Rodriguez, Isabel
Isabell 'Belle' Rodriguez - Trinidad Times Independent - January 13, 2009 - Isabell "Belle" Rodriguez, born in San Isedro March 8, 1919, risen unto Christ Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009. She was a lifelong member of Mt. Carmel parish in Trinidad. Isabel (Duran) Rodriguez passed into new life Jan. 7, 2009. Isabel was the daughter of Enrique and Jesusita Duran. Isabel was a Trinidad resident until 2000, when she relocated to her new home in Aurora. She was the last surviving sibling of Sophie Cordova, Mary Trujillo, Cora Tafoya, Josephine Santillanez, Andy Duran and Rueben Duran. Isabel was the mother of eight children: Bryan Rodriguez, Elizabeth (Rodriguez) Nunley, Donald Rodriguez, Douglas Rodriguez, Robert Rodriguez (deceased), Anthony Rodriguez, Catherine (Rodriguez) Zinger, Carol Romero; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous friends. Rosary services for Isabel will be held at Newcomer Funeral Homes East Chapel, 190 Potomac St., Aurora, Tuesday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m. Mass will be held Wednesday, Jan. 14, at St. Michaels' Archangel Catholic Church, 19099 E. Floyd Ave., Aurora. Interment will follow at Ft. Logan National Cemetery located in Denver. Active pallbearers will be Vern Baca, Jim Iuppa, Don Taylor, Jim Solano, Frank Rivera, and Gary Terry. Donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association 2480 W. 26th Avenue, Suite 120B, Denver, CO, 80211.

Rodriguez, Isidra
Isidra "Chila" Rodriguez - Greeley Tribune - April 23, 2007 - Isidra ' Chila'  Rodriguez, April 4, 1917 - April 14, 2007 Age: 90 Residence: Thornton, CO (formerly of Greeley, CO) Tribute: Isidra Rodriguez was born in D' Hannis, TX to Pedro and Delfina (Ochoa) Tambunga. Ms. Rodriguez grew up in Texas and moved to Greeley in 1947. She lived in Fort Lupton, Colorado City and then moved to Thornton last year. Ms. Rodriguez enjoyed sewing, embroidery, gardening, flowers and music. She attended Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. Ms. Rodriguez died Saturday, April 14, 2007 at Elms Haven Care Center in Thornton, CO. Survivors: Son, Rueben Rodriguez and wife Debbie of Colorado City, CO; daughter, Theresa Trevino Alarcon of Thornton; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by brother, Jesus Tambunga and wife Louisa of Texas; and two sisters, Manuela Vara of Texas and Guadalupe Yanez of Stockton, CA. Preceded in death by: Her husband, Mariano Rodriguez; son, Esteban Rodriguez; parents; and three brothers. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, April, 18, 2007 at Adamson' Downtown Chapel in Greeley. Rosary: 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April, 18, 2007 at Adamson' Downtown Chapel in Greeley. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April, 19, 2007 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Greeley. Interment: Linn Grove Cemetery.

Rodriguez, Joe C.
Joe C. Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2009 - Joe C. Rodriguez, 93, passed away peacefully Nov. 6, 2009. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Trinidad ' Trini' ; son, Miguel ' Mike'  Rodriguez; and grandson, Joseph; along with sisters and one brother. Survived by sons, Arthur (Jenny), Jose ' Chato,'  Paul (Dorothy), John, Charley (Tara), Raymond, Mike Baca, Fred (Sandra); daughters, Mary (Jerry) Perez, Judy Pettit and Patricia ' Emily' ; daughter-in-law, Mary "Priscilla" Rodriguez; numerous relatives, friends, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Joe was devoted to the care of his son, John, and grandchildren who were the light of his life. Joe retired from the Pueblo Army Depot. In his younger days as a boxer, he was known as ' Joe the Tiger.'  Joe loved to spend time with his grandchildren and fishing. Rosary, followed by funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Mount Carmel Church, followed by cremation. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Rodriguez, John C.
John C. Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2011 - John C. Rodriguez, 74, born Oct. 26, 1936 in Pueblo, Colo., passed away Aug. 17, 2011. Preceded in death by his daughter, Julie Cherie Rodriguez; mother, Jennie C. Perez; father, Jose Rodriguez; step-brothers, Angel, Florentino and Charles Perez. Survived by his wife of 46 years, Louise Rodriguez; children, John (Kristina), Janelle (Shawn) Snyder, Jeff (Jody), Julianne (Mark) Roybal; brother, Joe (Mary Jo); step-brothers, Coy and Paul Perez; sisters, Lupe (Carlos) Vigil, Marylou Perez; step-sisters, Josephine Leyva, Julia (Delfin) Martinez, Mary Cabral, Rose Romero and Dometila Herrera; five grandchildren, Kaetlyn, Cole, Jordan, Ryan and Alexa and another one on the way. John graduated from Central High School in 1955. He then enlisted in the Marine Corps and was promoted to platoon sergeant with an honorable discharge in 1958. John retired from the CF&I Steel Corp after 43 years of service. He was a member of the Steelworkers Local 2102 Union as Vice President, Trustee, Main Griever and Steel News staff member throughout his career at CF&I, YMCA youth group leader, former United Way Board Member and Precinct 68 Chairman for the Democratic Party. His social memberships included, Nocturnal Adoration, GI Forum and American Legion Eagles #145 Local 2102 Retirees. The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Hospice of Saint John, Lakewood. Rosary recitation 9:30 a.m., followed by funeral mass at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 both at Holy Family Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Rodriguez, Jordan Edward
Jordan Edward Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 2012 - Jordan Edward Rodriguez, 31, went to walk with Jesus on Oct. 19, 2012. He leaves behind his dad, Samuel A. Rodriguez; mother, Vickie Wallace; brother, Thomas D. Rodriguez; and niece, Desi Rae Rodriguez; sisters, Kassie, Jessica, Katrina, Tiffany; stepmother, Cindy; grandparents, Sam and Anita Rodriguez and Delores Wallace; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; sisters, Lisa and Renea; friends as many as the stars in the sky! Damon and Drew Ann; and special friend, Dawn Beach Soto. Jordan in the past was a manager at Rosario's and was attending PCC to achieve a degree in Criminal Justice. Jordan loved movies and music, frisbee golf, cooking, watching the Indianapolis Colts, NY Yankees and San Antonio Spurs. Jordan's smile would light up a room upon entering it! Remember his smile. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home. Service, 10 a.m. Saturday Oct. 27, same location. Memorial fund is in Jordan's name at Pueblo Bank & Trust. Donations can be made at any branch.

Rodriguez, Jose
Jose Rodriguez - Trinidad Times Independent - March 12, 2013 - Jose Rodriguez, Husband, father, brother - Jose Rodriguez, 75, passed away at home March 5, 2013. He was born in Guanajuato, Mexico, Aug. 12, 1937, to Eduvina Martinez Sanchez and Marcos Rodriguez Garcia. On Nov. 15, 1968, Jose was united in marriage to Arlene Saiz in Raton. Jose liked going to Cripple Creek, and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by parents, Eduvina Martinez Sanchez and Marcos Rodriguez Garcia, wife Arlene Rodriguez, siblings Joseph Rodriguez Martinez, Victor Rodriguez Martinez and, Ignacio Rodriguez Martinez. Survivors are daughter Glenda (Ken) Benzie, sons Gary Sandoval, Javier Rodriguez, Mario Rodriguez, Alfredo Rodriguez, and Pepe Rodriguez, siblings, Vicente Rodriguez Martinez, Jesus Rodriguez Martinez, grandchildren, Joshua, Dustin, Virginia, Julio, Adrianna, Mario Jr., Francisco, Jesus, Nylaya, Martha, Yvette, Jose, Marcos, Andrea, Eusenia, Candice, Javier Jr., Orlando, Yolanda and Laura, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, sisters and brothers in law, other relatives and friends. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Comi Chapel with Savino Romero officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Bert Portillos, Chris Hunt, Wayne Saiz, Eliezer Rivera and Josiah Herrera. Active pallbearers are Johsua Benzie, Dustin Benzie, Shawn Hunt, Clyde Duran, Sterling Clopenstine and Isadore Quintana. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Rodriguez, Jose G.
Jose G. ' Chato'  Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 2, 2011 - Jose G. ' Chato'  Rodriguez, 67, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 31, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Trini Rodriguez; granddaughter, Alyssa Rodriguez; and brothers, Miguel ' Mike'  and Joe Martinez. He is survived by his son, Charles (Francesca) of Denver, Colo.; daughter, Marie (Shannon); grandchildren, Jeremy and Faith Frazier and Adrianna Rodriguez; previous wife, Mary; siblings, Arthur (Jennie), Mary S. (Jerry) Perez, Pal (Dorothy), John, Charley (Tara), Patricia Emily, Raymond (Tammy), Mike Baca and Fred (Sandy), all of Pueblo, and Judy Pettit of Michigan; also numerous nephews, nieces and a host of relatives and friends. At his request, no service will be held.

Rodriguez, Josefina M.
Josefina M. Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2009 - Josefina M. Rodriguez, 80, affectionately known as "Pina," began her heavenly transition on March 18, 2009, to reunite with her beloved husband, Manuel; her father, Zacarias; two sisters, one brother and extended Rodriguez family members. Pina was born on April 25, 1928, in Jalisco, Mexico, to the union of Refujia Ramirez and Zacarias Martinez. She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Our Lady of Guadalupe Society. She loved to garden, sew and spend time with her family; she enjoyed the companionship of her dog "Coco," Orgullosa de su cultura Mexicana. Pina leaves to cherish her memory, her mother, Refujia Ramirez; her children, Guadalupe (Mary), Gloria (Ismael), Carmen Maggie (Ezequiel), Steve (Janet), Angie, Eva (Don), Frances (Alfredo) and Manuel Rodriguez; 15 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday; both services, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Rodriguez, Josephine
Josephine Rodriguez - Daily Times-Call - May 17, 2004 - Josephine Rodriguez of Longmont died Saturday, May 8, 2004, in Denver. She was 76. Josie was born on May 12, 1927, in Silver City, N.M., to Daniel Suazo and Santos (Sena) Suazo. The Suazo family moved to Longmont in 1942 from Las Vegas, N.M. Josie married Michael Rodriguez on Aug. 21, 1949, in Longmont. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Preceding her in death were her husband; and her brothers, Abe and Bill Suazo. Many wonderful, eventful times kept Josie busy, including getting to know and grow with her eight loving children, watching the geese at Golden Ponds, ' back-seat'  driving down country roads with family (dragging Main once in a while) and watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren play and grow. Also listening, moving, whistling and singing to any kind of music, spending time with Mike cheering on the Rockies, Diamondbacks and the Cubs (secretly cheering the Yankees for Mike), appreciating God' s beautiful sunrises and sunsets, spouting off detailed information about the Classics, looking forward to every holiday and anytime she can spend with family and friends, sharing stories with her siblings daily and thanking the Lord for her blessings and anticipating meeting Mike in Heaven. Surviving are four sons, Rick Rodriguez and his wife Mary of Longmont, Greg Rodriguez and his wife Shelley of Westminster, Abraham Rodriguez and his wife Julie of Denver and Pablo Rodriguez and his wife Karen of Englewood; four daughters, Becky Rivera and her husband Arthur of Thornton, Carmella Morris of Englewood, Julie Taylor and her husband Keith of Littleton and Ramona Phillips and her husband Don of Arvada; five sisters, Emma Valdez of Longmont, Amy Castillo of Commerce City, Susie Beem of Eldersburg, Md., Julie Vigil of Walsenburg and Sister Rosa Suazo of Longmont; four brothers, George Suazo of Brighton, Tony Suazo of Montbello, Daniel Suazo of Pueblo and Martin Suazo of Las Vegas, N.M.; 19 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. No visitation hours are scheduled. Prayer services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 13, at the Howe Mortuary Chapel. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 14, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with the Rev. Brian Morrow officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, Longmont. Contributions may be made to the Josephine Rodriguez Memorial Fund in care of Howe Mortuary.

Rodriguez, Katherine
Katherine ' Katie'  Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 2011 - Katherine ' Katie'  Rodriguez, 70, passed away Nov. 20, 2011. She is survived by her children, John (Paula) Escobedo, Corrine (Doug) Wilson, Nadine (Gene) Mares and Michelle Escobedo; grandchildren, Jennifer (Sean) Maher, Richard Torres, Kristopher Escobedo, Matthew (Felicia) Mares, Vincent (Courtney) Escobedo, Marc Escobedo, Steven Escobedo, Angela Escobedo, Anna Escobedo, Tiffany Escobedo, Elijah Wilson, Mason Mares, Savannah Wilson and Crystal Escobedo; great- grandchildren, Micaela and Brendan Maher, Olivia Mares, Mavis Escobedo, Ava and Eva Mares; siblings, Ed Escobedo, Sally Gallegos, George (Julie) Escobedo and Dave (Bea) Escobedo. She also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends, including her special friends, Maria Aguilar, Ruben Ybarra and Mike Maher. Katie was preceded in death by her parents, Elias and Tillie Escobedo; daughter, Carol Jean Escobedo; and her sister, Santy Vigil. She retired after 40 years cooking at the El Corral Cafe and loved spending time with all her family and friends. At her request, cremation with no viewing. A private family service will be held at a later date.

Rodriguez, Kenna Julia
Kenna Julia Rodriguez - Huerfano World Journal - October 11, 2012 - Kenna Julia Rodriguez, 37 years old, passed away unexpectedly in Pueblo, Colorado on September 25, 2012 after an accidental fall three days earlier. Kenna was the eldest daughter of Frank Rodriguez and Joyce Abila-Hacsi and big sister to Adam and Donovan Rodriguez. She was born in Jacksonville, Florida on August 3, 1975, and grew up in Gillette, Wyoming and Walsenburg, Colorado. She graduated from Campbell County High School in Gillette in 1993. She was the owner and instructor at the KJ Dance Studio in Walsenburg from 1993 to 1995. Kenna then studied as a Certified Nursing Assistant, and later graduated as a Registered Nurse from Trinidad State Junior College in 2000. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center in Walsenburg, at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, and at the Lifecare Center in Pueblo. Many of her former patients remember Kenna's warm smile and her wonderful care. Kenna was a loving, devoted mother to her three children, Rhea, 17, Tea, 14, and Xavier, 8, and a dedicated wife to her husband, Tim Cisneros. The family lived in Pueblo and has fond memories of Kenna giving her kids big kisses and hugs. Kenna will be remembered for her kind, nurturing, and fun nature. She was known for her infectious laughter and her humorous attitude in all aspects of her life. Kenna is survived and deeply missed by her parents Frank and Joyce, her brothers Adam and Donovan, her sister-in-law Tanya Rodriguez, her stepfather Jim Hacsi, her grandparents Virginia (Rodriguez) Trujillo and Sergio and Dora Abila, her uncles and aunts John and Edith Rodriguez, Fred and Geri Rodriguez, Max and LeCita Rodriguez, Mario (Gloria) Gonzales, Sergio and Christie Abila, Ivan Abila, Bernadette and Dave Lauck, Sylvia and Brion Steven, Roger and Millie Valdez, Pauline and Manuel Sanchez, Gary and Vonnie Valdez, and countless cousins, extended family, co-workers, and friends. Kenna was preceded in death by her grandparents, Julia Abila and Zeke Rodriguez. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Kenna Rodriguez will take place at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Walsenburg, Colorado. Afterwards, her ashes will be buried at the Chama Cemetery, and dinner will be served at 1:00 pm at the Gardner Community Center in Gardner, Colorado. In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting Kenna's children with a donation to the Kenna Rodriguez Children account, #8456936296 at any Wells Fargo Bank. The family would like to thank all of the doctors and support staff at the St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in Pueblo for their tireless efforts and superb care of our Kenna. We also thank all of the family and friends who visited, called, sent prayers, and left messages of concern and condolence, all of which are greatly appreciated during this difficult time.

Rodriguez, Lawrence F.
Lawrence F. "Freddy Fender" Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 2013 - Lawrence F. "Freddy Fender" Rodriguez, 73, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 13, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eusebio Arevelo and Guadalupe Rodriguez; stepfather, Pete Rodriguez; and brother, Daniel Rodriguez. Lawrence is survived by his son, Lawrence (Stacy) Rodriguez Jr.; daughter, Jeanette Rodriguez; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert (Gloria) and Joe (Melodee) Rodriguez; and numerous extended family and friends. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. today, with rosary service to follow at 6 p.m., Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Pueblo Diversified Industries, 2828 Granada Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81005, in Lawrence' s memory. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Rodriguez, Louie George
Louie George Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 2008 - Louie George Rodriguez, 78. Born on Feb. 18, 1930, in Walsenburg, Colo. He passed away at home surrounded by his loved ones on April 10, 2008, in Pueblo, Colo. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alejandro and Dionicia Rodriguez; sons, Dennis and George; brothers, Eugene, Joe and Gilberto; and a sister, Margarita Sena. Louie is survived by sisters, Jennie Munoz and Lupe Vigil; a brother, Alejandro; his children, Kathy, Patsy, Isias (Victoria), Laurence (Phyllis Guyette), Tom (Becky), George and Alejandro L. Rodriguez; former daughters-in-law, Gloria Natividad and Mona Lopez; grandchildren, Alejandro, Lawrence II, Dionicia, Amanda, Michael, David, Rudy, Ryan, Sandy, Caroline, Brian, Andrew and Christopher Garcia; and 12 great-grandchildren. Louie retired from the Pueblo Army Depot in 1967. He also was presented with numerous awards including 17 years for SAFE. He was a member of Golden Rule Drivers Club and PODNER in June 1967. He served as a Boy Scout leader for five years. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Leander Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family may be contacted at 1914 E. 16th St.

Rodriguez, Louise G.
Louise G. ' Baby'  Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 2012 - Louise G. ' Baby'  Rodriguez, 74, born Jan. 22, 1938, in Pueblo, passed away on Sept.18, 2012. Preceded in death by her husband, John C. Rodriguez; daughter, Julie Cherie Rodriguez; father, Manuel Florez; mother, Beatrice Florez; brothers, Tony and Bobby Florez; and sisters, Lupe Vigil and Audelia Vallejos. Survived by children, John (Kristina), Janelle (Shawn) Snyder, Jeff (Jody) and Julianne (Mark) Roybal; sisters, Rita (Fred) Granato and Bonnie Trujillo; brothers, Manuel (Roseann) Florez and Bill (Virginia) Florez; brothers-in-law, Paul Vigil and Joe Vallejos; and numerous nieces and nephews; grandchildren, Kaetlyn, Cole, Jordan, Ryan, Alexa and Jacob; step-grandsons, Brett and Anthony. Louise graduated from Central High in 1956. Her first job was at Martin Music, then worked 18 years as a medical transcriptionist at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital and Southern Colorado Clinic. She held various jobs while rearing her family working in the results department at the Colorado State Fair, receptionist and producer of Matchwits at KTSC-TV, Youth Program Assistant for Parks and Recreation and started her own successful business, Rodriguez Medical Transcription. Her social memberships included the Eagles Lodge No. 145 Ladies Auxiliary, St. Joseph Council of Catholic Women, Cameo Club, Nocturnal Adoration Society and Altruista. She was a past choir member and bowling league secretary for Holy Family Parish. She was proud of her family, was a devoted wife and mother, loved visits with friends and loved teaching line dancing at the Eagles hall and the Salt Creek Recreation Center. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. Funeral Mass, 11a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012; both at Holy Family Parish. Inurnment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery.

Rodriguez, Manuel
Manuel Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 2010 - Manuel Rodriguez, loving husband and father, passed away July 24, 2010. You will live in my heart forever. Preceded in death by parents, Joe and Della Rodriguez; daughter, Margo; and sister, Theresa Brelsford. Manuel was strong and courageous. He fought cancer for 2-1/2 years. He loved music and his dog, Nico. He is survived by wife, Sharon; sons, Ronnie (Debbie), Buddy (Lena); stepson, Andy (Jeanette) Vallejos; grandchildren, Shay, Christian, Angelina, Yvonne, Janelle and Nathan; brother, Richard (Carol); nieces, nephews, wonderful friends and family members. Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Shrine of St. Therese. Food will be served at The Fairway Inn, 501 S. Pueblo Blvd.

Rodriguez, Mary
Mary ' Serbie'  Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 8, 2012 - Mary ' Serbie'  Rodriguez, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 4, 2012. Memorial service, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Rodriguez, Nicholas P.
Nicholas P. Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2012 - Nicholas P. Rodriguez, 68, a pillar of the Pueblo and Bessemer community, passed away unexpectedly in his home on June 20, 2012. Nicholas, a licensed clinical social worker, retired from the Colorado Mental Health Institute of Pueblo. He was currently working at the Pueblo Community Health Center. Nicholas was an avid athlete. He enjoyed exercising, playing basketball, competitively walking, watching sports and reading as well as spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed taking his grandson, Miguel-Angelo, to the movies. He received his high school diploma from Boys Town in Omaha, Neb. He went on to receive his bachelor' s degree from Southern Colorado State College and his master' s degree in social work from the University of Denver. His community involvement spanned decades to include a suicide prevention phone line he kept in his own home; his involvement in the 1960s' civil rights movement, which was recognized by Cesar Chavez; his grant writing ability, which helped to open the YWCA; and his Spanish- speaking ability, which helped to open a bilingual Alcoholics Anonymous. Nicholas was a man of equality and civic engagement. He was preceded in death by his father, Pablo Rodriguez; and his mother, Refugio Santos Rodriguez. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Margie Lee Rodriguez; his daughters, Michelle Rodriguez (Mark Trujillo) and Paulette Martinez (Rudy Martinez Jr.); his five grandchildren, Natalie, Rudy, Nikki, Natasia and Miguel-Angelo, and his seven siblings, Cipriana Zapata (Ernesto), Ambrose (Cinda) Rodriguez, Carmen Peralta, Carlos (Sue) Rodriguez, Gloria (Domingo) Aguirre, Mario (Alice) Rodriguez and Lupe Quiles-Rosa, as well as a legacy of patients and community members whose lives he enriched in his commitment to community service. Upon his request, cremation has taken place.

Rodriguez, Paul E.
Paul E. Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 2010 - Paul E. Rodriguez went to be with the Lord Sept. 17, 2010. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Vera; children, Raymond, Rosie, Kathy, David, Elaine and Rick; grandchildren, Paula, Frank, Angela (of Pueblo), Rick and Jesse; great-grandchildren, Meranda Rose, David, Alex, Ricky, Merissa, Kayla, Jurzy and Sophia; siblings, John Rodriguez, Virginia Hernandez and Toni Trujillo. Paul served in the U.S. Navy in the Battle of Normandy in WWII. He was a steelworker for 27 years at CF&I in Pueblo, Colo. He was a big boxing fan and loved playing pool. Services: Rosary, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22; Viewing, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, followed by Mass at 11 a.m., all at Presentation of Our Lady Catholic Church, 655 Irving St., Denver; Committal, 1 p.m. Thursday, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Area A.

Rodriguez, Pete Vincent
Pete Vincent Rodriguez - Trinidad Times Independent - December 28, 2010 - Pete Vincent Rodriguez, 62, died Dec. 26, 2010, in Denver. Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 29, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home and Thursday, Dec. 30, at the Kim Baptist Church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral service will be held Thursday, December 30 at 1 p.m. at the Kim Baptist Church. Burial will follow at the Kim Cemetery. Complete obituary to follow. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Rodriguez, Ramona
Ramona Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 2009 - Ramona Rodriguez, 94, Born Sept. 5, 1914, in New Mexico, went to be with her Lord on Jan. 6, 2009. She was preceded in death by her mom, Anita; and dad, Angelio; brothers; sister; husband, Joe Rodriguez; son, Anthony Rodriguez; and daughters, Ramona and Della. She leaves behind to cherish her, daughter, Mary Ann (Ben) Fernandez. She was Mom to Emily, Isabel and Andrew, and several other family members whom she stretched out her hand, love and home to, acting as a second mom to them; granddaughter, Judy (Nathaniel) Hernandez; great-grandchildren, Anthony (Crystal) Fernandez, Nathaniel Hernandez II, Alyxandria Hernandez; and great- great-grandson, Orion Fernandez. She was born and raised on her father's ranch, and as she grew up, took up various aspects of successfully running his ranch for him. Ramona lived many years in Pueblo. She worked as a translator for immigrant families and helped them adjust to life in the United States. She also worked for the public school system, the Census Bureau, and at various other jobs helping out her community in any way she could. She was very active in St. Joseph Church, first as a catechism teacher and later as a Eucharistic Minister. Even after she could no longer perform these duties, she went to and participated in church and church activities as much as possible. She loved her plants, gardening, her mints and sweets in general and crocheting. She made a lot of crocheted blankets, a lot of which various members of the family still have and cherish. Above all, Ramona loved her family. She was very family oriented and always tried to pull her family together. She used to tell her family, "If a family sticks together, they can accomplish anything," which was one of her many sayings. She was strong and independent and instilled that into her family. She was always there to help her family and friends out with any problems they had emotionally, physically or financially. She was selfless to the point that she never asked for nor expected to be paid back for anything that she did; often was overheard saying, "Then go buy something for your kids with that money." She will be missed dearly by her family and friends; the conversations, stories, but most of all, all of her love. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, St. Joseph Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Rodriguez, Sabas P.
Sabas P. Rodriguez - Brownsville Herald - December 8, 2003 - Sabas P. Rodriguez, 81, of Brownsville died Monday, May 8, 2000, at Valley Regional Medical Center. He was retired from Donald D. Ferguson Construction. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II, and participated in the European Theater. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, Fourth degree, Council No. 1553. He was also a member of Our Lady of Guadlaupe Men' s Club and the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Angelita Rodriguez of Brownsville; a son, Ruben Rodriguez of Brownsville; three daughters, Cristina Guerrero and Rose Timmer both of Brownsville and Olivia Rodriguez of Trinidad, Colo.; and four grandchildren. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Buena Vista Funeral Home, 125 McDavitt Blvd. with a rosary being said at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens. Military honors will be conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard under the direction of Paul H. Spell.

Rodriguez, Sara
Sara Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 2011 - Sara Rodriguez, 82, went to be with her Lord and Savior May 17, 2011. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Ambrose "Butch" Rodriguez; children, Margaret (Fred) Lyons, Patty Rodriguez, Lawrence (Catherine) Rodriguez and Diana (Al) Morgan; grandchildren, Julius (Leslie) Lyons, Stacy (Christine) Lyons, Patrick Lyons, Melina Rodriguez, Chelby Rodriguez, Garret Rodriguez and Heather (Josh) Carcagno; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Sara also is survived by her siblings, Della, Jenny, Pauline, Betty, Lily, Roberta and Irene; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Rosie and Flora; and brother, Tony. Sara was a loving, nurturing wife, mother and grandmother, who was devoted to serving the Lord and creating beauty through gardening, ceramics and crochet. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, both at Imperial Funeral Home.

Rodriguez, Simon
Simon Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 1, 2012 - Simon Rodriguez, 67, of Pueblo received his healing in Heaven on Feb. 27, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Gladys Rodriguez. Simon is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Priscilla Rodriguez; children, Yvonne (Eric), Yvette (Shawn) and Dawn Jean (Jeff); grandchildren, Becca (Larry), Nick, Lyndsey Simone, Lucas, Janie, Olivia and Lauren; brother, Ramon; sister, Gloria (Ben); beloved mother-in-law, Ethel Vigil and the Vigil family; also numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. Simon was an ordained minister throughout his life. His accomplishments included: founder of a drug rehab center, pastor and Bible teacher, chaplain for the Pueblo police and sheriff' s departments, and served on Pueblo Advisory Council on Aging. At his request, cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 2:30 p.m. Friday, Praise Assembly. Relatives and friends will be received at The Zone following the service.

Rodriguez, Suanne
Suanne Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 2009 - Suanne Rodriguez, 56, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 28, 2009. She was preceded in death by her loving son, Joseph Rodriguez; her brothers, Julian and Joseph Ortega; and her loving uncle, Richard Ortega. Survived by her parents, Paul Palomino and Margaret Chavez; father of children, Paul Rodriguez; children, Carlos Ortega, Paul (Nancy) Rodriguez, Paula (Albert) Martinez; numerous grandchildren; sister, Patricia (Carlos) Gutierrez; brothers, John (Georgia) Morado, Orlando Chavez; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, extended family, friends. Suanne was known to family and friends as Suzie or Sissy Poo. She was full of joy and happiness and was willing to help people in need. She loved Elvis and enjoyed listening to oldies. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 31, 2009, at Angelus Chapel. Donations will be deeply appreciated.

Rodriguez, William
William Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 2010 - William Rodriguez, 86, born Jan. 1, 1924, in Redwing, Colo., passed away May 10, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fidelio and Usia Rodriguez; beloved wife, Emelinda Rodriguez; sister, Rosana Trujillo; brothers, Jasper, Brigido, Tomas, Nemecino and Ezequiel. He is survived by his children, William Jr. (Shawna) Rodriguez, Susie Romero, Nancy (Steve) Mestas and Bob (Monica) Rodriguez; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Sylvia Archuleta; sisters-in-law, Della Rodriguez, Virginia Trujillo and Mary Rodriguez. William enjoyed hunting in the beautiful mountains of Southern Colorado, watching the Broncos and ' The Price is Right.'  He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1943-1945, and then worked at the Pueblo Army Depot for 30 years. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. today, Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. today, and Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, both at St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Rodriquez, Jesus Gonzales
Jesus Gonzales Rodriquez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 1, 2012 - Jesus Gonzales Rodriquez, 80, of Pueblo, passed away on Oct. 29, 2012, in Pueblo. He was born on Nov. 29, 1931. Jesus is survived by his brother, Honorio "Pancho" Rodriquez of Dumas, Texas; mother of his children, Cindy Rodriquez of La Junta; sons, Albert (Trudy) Rodriquez of Eunice, N.M., Ruben (Diana) Rodriquez of Pueblo, Jesse (Lonna) Rodriquez Jr. of Watkins, Colo., and Michael Rodriquez of La Junta; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents; and his son, Ronnie. Rosary will be at 9:30 a.m. followed by memorial Mass at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Our Lady of Guadalupe/St. Patrick Parish.

Roe, James
James Roe - Colorado Republican - May 11, 1905 - John O'Neill, pit boss, and Frank Carmaletto and James Roe, miners, were killed by the caving of a great mass of rock in the Starkville mine of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company on the morning of May 5th.

Roelvink, Sharon Kay
Sharon Kay (Conder) Roelvink - Pueblo Chieftain - October 7, 2012 - Sharon Kay (Conder) Roelvink passed away at home peacefully on her birthday, Sept. 28, 2012. Predeceased by her father, Andrew Conder Jr. She is survived by her husband, Peter W. Roelvink of Kensington, Md.; her mother, Elizabeth Conder; her brothers, Andrew (Carole), Robert; sister, JoAnn; extended family and numerous special friends across the United States and Western Europe. Sharon fought a brave 44-month battle against pancreatic cancer. Sharon had many talents that included interior decorating, photography and art and making many great friends. Her gourmet cooking was widely appreciated by people in many states. Sharon will be greatly missed by her husband, Peter, and their mini poodles, Abby and Annie, their four felines and extended family. In her final week, Sharon decided to donate her body to medical science. A celebration of her life will be held in late 2013 or spring 2014, upon return of her ashes. May she rest in peace.

Rogers, Ardyth
Ardyth "Ardy" Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 2011 - Ardyth "Ardy" Rogers, 70, went to be with her Lord on July 22, 2011. Survived by her daughter, Cindy (John) Drassen; grandchildren, Roger (Brandy) Coffman, Jefrey, Sarah and Scott; great-granddaughters, Ashley and Alex; brother, Jim Rogers; sister, Donna Ford; numerous nieces and nephews; great- and great-great-nieces and nephews, and many friends. Preceded in death by her mother, Gladys Rogers; and father, Donald Rogers. Ardy was born March 14, 1941, in Denver. She worked at Standard Communications, as well as other businesses, as a file clerk. She enjoyed family, friends, picnics and parties. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2011, Rocky Mountain Baptist Church, 2901 O' Neal Ave., with Pastor Gordon Rogers officiating. Memorials may be made in her name to American Lung Association.

Rogers, Carrie Glenn
Carrie Glenn Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 2012 - Carrie Glenn Rogers, 88, of Walsenburg, loving mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother, left us Thursday, April 12, 2012. Survived by her children, Peggy (David) Wahl, Toronto, Ontario, Virla Downey, Pahrump, Nev., Charles Rogers, Walsenburg; sister, Patty (Tom) Purdy, Walsenburg; grandchildren, David Wahl, Jason (Paige) Wahl, Stephen (Nicole) Wahl, Luke Downey; great-granddaughters, Madison Downey, Auerlia Wahl; niece, Glenda (John) Tuffield; close friend, Tom Rogers; and numerous friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Margaret Pierson. She was very proud to be a past member of the Eastern Star. At her request, cremation followed by a graveside memorial service at a later date.

Rogers, Charles
Charles Rogers - Rocky Mountain News - June 9, 1896 - Insane Asylum Death - McMann & Prior, undertakers at Pueblo, have notified Rogers & Son, of this city, of the death in the insane asylum of Charles Rogers. It is claimed that Rogers has a wife and family in Denver, whose whereabouts are at present unknown. Denver Evening Post - June 13, 1896 - Insane Man Dies - Charles Rogers died at the Pueblo insane asylum yesterday. Rogers was sent to the asylum six years ago from the Arapahoe county court, and since then all trace of his friends have been lost. At the time of his commitment he had a wife, Emma Rogers, living in Denver.

Rogers, Frances
Frances Rogers - Huerfano World - April 30, 1998 - This Week In History: 1910 Died, Mrs. Frances Rogers, wife of Thomas who died in 1898. Survivors are her children Richard, Jennie Smith, Frances Read, Maggie Wells, Katie Read, Mary and Annie.

Rogers, Fred Dee
Fred Dee Rogers - The Tribune Democrat - September 12, 2008 - Fred Dee Rogers, 77, Colorado, formerly of Johnstown, passed away due to a long illness on Sept. 9, 2008, at the Walsenburg County VA Hospital, Colorado. Born April 14, 1931, in Johnstown, son of the late Frank Otto and Martha Elizabeth (Meyers) Rogers. Preceded in death by loving wife, Kathleen Anita Rose (Lambert) Rogers; brothers and sisters, William, Donald, Ted, Frank Jr., Jacquline Rogers, Betty Elersic and Joan Hersh; also grandson, Frank Emmit Rogers. Survived by children, Fred J., Johnstown; Richard W., Huntington; John D., married to Virginia (Schnurr), Raton, N.M.; Donald J., married to Mary Catherine (Ryan), Johnstown; and Mark A. Rogers Sr., married to Marsha (Johnson), Trinidad, Colo. Also survived by 20 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Brother of Doris Elersic, Richard, Beatrice Royko, Ned, and Jeanne Kessler. Member of Arbutus Church of the Brethren. Fred was an employee of Bethlehem Steel for 20 years, an Army veteran and was an avid hunter and loved fishing. All of his grandchildren were very important to him and he loved them dearly. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Geisel Funeral Home, Dale. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Geisel-Devlin Memorial Chapel, the Rev. Barron Deffenbaugh. Interment, Richland Cemetery. Graveside military rites by the VFW Menoher Post 155 Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Geisel Funeral Home, 734 Bedford St., Johnstown, Pa. 15902.

Rogers, Helen Perse
Helen Perse Rodgers - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 2010 - Helen Perse Rodgers, 82, Columbia, S.C., formerly of Pueblo, Nov. 28. Dunbar Funeral Home, Columbia.

Rogers, Jeanette LaClaire
Jeanette LaClaire Earhart Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - February 5, 2009 - Jeanette LaClaire Earhart Rogers, 74, passed away on Feb. 2, 2009, at Parkview Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ronald and Martha Earhart; sister, Beverlee Anzick; and her brother, John Earhart. She is survived by her devoted husband of 56 years, Ivan Rogers; two daughters, Dawn Forrest Smith of Crested Butte and Lisa Gary Adamson of Pueblo; grandchildren, Nicholas Rebecca Adamson of Littleton, Garrett Adamson Karlie Ginther of Pueblo, Dillon Smith of Pueblo and Jarrod Smith of Crested Butte; and great-granddaughter, Olivia Adamson of Littleton. She also is survived by sisters and brothers, Shirley Kochevar of Broomfield, Ron Renee Earhart of Greeley, Karyl Edwin Green of Longmont, Martha John Bond of Napa, Calif., David Dona Earhart of Greeley and Debbie Don Schwartz of Johnstown. Also, her aunt, Dorothy Bob Martin of Boone, Colo., and her uncle, Don MaryAnn White of Pueblo. Jeanette loved her home and her family and could not have been more delighted with her new baby granddaughter. She loved to read and would spend long hours doing so. She enjoyed watching educational television and kept up on all the latest news. She could have an intelligent conversation at any time about any current event and would proudly do so. She loved her backyard flower gardens and living on Pueblo's North Side. She loved to paint in oils and did beautiful handwork in embroidery and missed it when her eyes started to age. When her daughters were young, she was very involved in the Columbine Council of The Girl Scouts of America and spent several years giving her time and effort to that worthwhile organization. She had been a longtime member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and had many, many very precious friendships there. One of her proudest efforts was working with the Motor Chair Foundation, which raised money to supply motor chairs for handicapped people. She will be so greatly missed by all of her family and friends. The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Michael Rendler and staff, Dr. Sunku and the entire ICU staff at Parkview Medical Center. Without these incredibly compassionate and giving individuals, this situation would have been unbearable. In lieu of food gifts, please make contributions to Beta Sigma Phi through the funeral home office or to your favorite charity. At her request, no viewing. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, at Imperial Funeral Home. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Rogers, Katherine Irene
Katherine ' Kaye'  Irene Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 2009 - Katherine ' Kaye'  Irene Rogers, 81, passed away April 11, 2009. She was born October 17, 1927, in New Lewisburg, Alabama, to Horace G. and Josephine E. Womack. She was preceded in death by three brothers; four sisters; and her husband, Barrett Wayne Rogers, a farmer and electrician in Atlanta, Illinois. She is survived by one son, Stephen Wayne Rogers, Groveland, Ill., and one daughter, Judith Kathryn (James) Marcum of Pueblo, Colo., as well as grandchildren Tonia (Jeff) Gray, American Fork, Utah, Angelique Khan, Salt Lake City, Utah, Lance (Lori) Rogers, Eureka, Ill., Celeste (Chip) Romp, La Grange, Ky. She is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren: Krista, Michael, Ashley, Nathan, Zachary, and Christopher Gray; Colette, Ashlee, Sabrina, and Brandon Romp; Gabriella, Danielle and Timothy Rogers. She was an active farm wife, PTO President, Legion Auxiliary President and a member of Junior Women' s Club. She was a licensed cosmetologist and member of the state Board of Cosmetology, health and beauty consultant, hair styling studio owner, operator, and guest lecturer in the Atlanta/ Bloomington/ Lincoln, McLean, Ill., area for over 30 years. Her interests also included golf, traveling, oil and encaustic painting, and a special passion, bridge. At her request, there will be no public service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Interment of her ashes will be in Atlanta, Illinois cemetery next to her beloved husband, Barrett Wayne. In lieu of food or flowers the family has requested that any memorial donations be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Pueblo YMCA through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003.

Rogers, Madelyn Irene
Madelyn Irene Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 2011 - Madelyn Irene Rogers, 79, passed away Nov. 19, 2011, in Pueblo, Colo. She is survived by husband, Will Rogers of Rye; daughter, Carol (Rick) Weiss of Rocky Ford; son, Steven Wissler of Manzanola; grandchildren, Kelcie and Malorie Weiss of Rocky Ford; Megan and Lance Wissler of Canyon, Texas; stepchildren, Sandy Leonard of La Junta; Jim (Sandy) Rogers of Wyoming and their children; and sister, Beverly Caldwell of Rocky Ford. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at Rye Home United Methodist Church, 2063 Main St. in Rye. Graveside service will be in Rocky Ford at a later date. Donations may be made in Madelyn' s name to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005 or Pueblo Care and Rehabilitation Center, 2611 Jones Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004.

Rogers, Margaret Joyce
Margaret Joyce Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 2009 - Margaret Joyce Rogers went home to be with the Lord on the morning of Sept. 17, 2009. Joyce was born to the union of John and Lillian Smith on Dec. 18, 1933, in Akron, Colo. Joyce enjoyed playing bingo, her gambling trips to Cripple Creek and cooking for her family and Mrs. Turner. She was preceded in death by her parents; eight sisters, five brothers; and also the love of her life, her husband of 48 years, Merlyn L. Rogers; sons, Merlyn "Sonnie" Rogers and Rodney Rogers. Those left to cherish her memory are daughters, Darlene Joyce (Bill) Marchetti and Donna (Butch) Yarbrough; daughter-in-law, Aquina Rogers; her grandchildren and great grandchildren, Carl, Jennifer, Anna, Mitch, Margaret, Robert, Denny, Nathan, Mandy, Dakota, Raymond, Sherian, Nikki, Ali, Skyler, Damion Rodney and Alaze; two sisters, Beverly Murphy and Evelyn (Dennis) Blaschko; as well as several nieces, nephews and her special friend Mrs. Turner. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, in the Davis Memorial Chapel.

Rogers, Michael E.
Michael E. Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 2010 - Michael E. Rogers, 62, ended his pilgrimage early Christmas morning, Dec. 25, 2010. Survived by his wife of 40 years, Deborah Rogers; children, Andrea (Dean) Alfonso of Pueblo, Phoebe (Joseph) Graves of Kigali, Rwanda, East Africa, Jennifer Rogers of Pueblo and Brent (Judy) Rogers of Jackson Hole, Wyo.; parents, Eldwyn and Alice June Rogers of Wiggins, Miss.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Don and Betty Ross of Hurst, Texas; and siblings, Bonise (Graham) Abley of Beaumont, Texas, Sharon (Robert) Miller of Wiggins, Miss., Daniel (Cynthia) Rogers of Maputo, Mozambique, Africa, Sarah (Brian) Ross of Cashmere, Wash., and Philip (Wendy) Rogers of Santiago, Chile; grandchildren, Sage Alfonso, Jordan Alfonso, Lucas Alfonso and Eva Graves. Preceded in death by his brother, Paul Rogers. Michael was born Sept. 9, 1948, in Little Rock, Ark. He was a minister for 30 years in Arkansas, Kentucky, Indiana, and lastly in Pueblo. Later in life, he and his wife served as household managers in Jackson Hole, Wyo., and Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. Michael was a private pilot, an avid reader and photographer. There will be no public viewing. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Brian Ross officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who desire may make memorials to National Foundation for Transplants or Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Rogers, Milo Rogers Jr.
Milo Rogers Jr. - Huerfano Journal - January 31, 2013 - Milo Rogers Jr., June 20, 1948 - January 20, 2013 - Milo Rogers Jr. of Walsenburg, died after a brief but extremely valiant battle with cancer. Milo was born to Milo Sr. and Florence D. Rogers in Pueblo, CO on June 20, 1948. Milo was preceded in death by his father, Milo Rogers Sr., and mother, Florence D. Rogers, and also by a younger brother, John, who died at birth. He is survived by his wife, Lynette Rogers of the family home in Walsenburg, and a brother David (Diana) of Walsenburg. He is also survived by his uncles, Thomas Rogers of Walsenburg, Bill Rogers of Walsenburg, and Dick (Lynn) Rogers of Padroni, CO. He is also survived by his aunt, Ruthie (Tom) Zellar of Colorado City as well as by numerous cousins, and many, many friends he made along the way. Milo lived his life on his own terms, and never met anyone he didn' t like. He enjoyed ranching and working with livestock, and mainly life in general. He had a true connection to the land and all the things he could successfully coax from it. He had quite a green thumb when it came to gardens. By his request, there will be no viewing or service. Cremation has taken place. His wife will plan for a memorial service at a later date. In lieu of food or flowers, any donations could be made to the Trinidad Inn, 409 Benedicta, Trinidad, CO 81082. Their amazing care of him during his final days was greatly appreciated.

Rogers, Orville
Orville Rogers - Pueblo Indicator - August 31, 1935 - Steel Worker Is Killed - Orville Rogers, 43, of 2029 Cedar Street, was killed last Monday at the steel works. He was engineering a train of cars and met his death thru an electric shock when he failed, as it is thought, to throw off the magnet. The accident occurred in the old merchant mill of the steel works.

Rogers, Pat K.
Pat K. Rogers - Salina Journal - September 7, 2006 - Pat K. Rogers, 54, rural Stockton, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006. Mrs. Rogers was born Pat K. Cherry on April 26, 1952, in Stockton. She was a homemaker and farmer. Survivors include her husband, John ' Will,'  of the home; two daughters, Chandra Slack of Walsenburg, Colo., and Jessica Rogers of Topeka; a son, John of Stockton; her father, Wallace Cherry, of Larned; her mother, Dorothy Jordan, of Great Bend; two brothers, Bill Calvert of Farmington, N.M., and Sonny Cherry of Stockton; a sister, Penny Lohr of Pawnee Rock; and a granddaughter. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 N. First, Stockton 67669. Inurnment will be in Stockton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Hays Medical Center Home Health and Hospice, in care of the funeral home. Friends may sign the register book from 1 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to service time Friday at the funeral home.

Rogers, Robert Lee
Robert Lee Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 2012 - Robert Lee Rogers, 58, died Nov. 11, 2012, at his home in Pueblo, Colo. Robert was born June 15, 1954, at Fort Sam Houston in Texas. He is survived by his two sons, Chris Rogers and Robert Rogers; three brothers, Ed, Ron and Jimmy and their families; and his beloved dog, Buddy. A celebration of Bob' s life will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Rogers' family home, 910 Spruce St. in Pueblo.

Rogers, Thomas
Thomas Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 2013 - Thomas Rogers, 90, a lifetime resident of Huerfano County, left us Tuesday, May 28, 2013. He was born July 4, 1922 in Rouse, Colo. He is survived by his children, Virla Downey, Nevada, Charles Rogers, Walsenburg, Peggy Wahl, Toronto (former stepdaughter); son-in-law, Bill Downey, Iowa; sister, Ruth Zeller; brothers, Bill Rogers, Dick Rogers; grandson, Luke Downey (Bailey) Denver; great-granddaughter, Madison Downey; numerous nieces and nephews. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Elizabeth Rogers; three brothers and three sisters. He was proud to have been a rancher in Huerfano County, to have served his country in World War II and a past member of the Masonic Lodge. At his request, cremation followed by a graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at the Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg, Colo. Johnson-Romero Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Rogers, Vera
Vera Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2012 - Vera Rogers, 76, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 7, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Delilah Montoya. Vera is survived by her children, Debbie Barakat, Lonnie Neill, Kenny Rogers, Larry (Julie) Rogers, Curtis Rogers, Richard (Debbie) Cerda, Lisa Lewis, Judy (Roldan) Segura and Steven (Karissa) Cerda; close grandson, Yousef Barakat; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous extended family and friends. Special thanks to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for the love and care they gave to Vera. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, with prayer service to follow at 6 p.m. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday; both at Romero Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Roggenbuck, Raymond A. Jr.
Raymond A. Roggenbuck Jr. - Chicago Tribune - December 28, 2004 - Raymond A. Roggenbuck Jr., 43 of Aurora, formerly of Hillside, passed away from a difficult battle with cancer on Friday, December 24, 2004 at his residence. Wake will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday December 28 at Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home on Rt. 59 204021 West Royal Worlington, Naperville, IL. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday December 29 at 10 a.m. at The Church of Our Lady of Mercy 801 S. Eola Rd., Aurora, IL. Raymond was born November 1, 1961 in Hillside, IL. His father, Raymond Roggenbuck Sr., survives in Walsenburg, CO, his mother, Diane Vojcek, survives in Aurora; he is also survived by his loving wife of 10 years, Sharon; and beautiful four year old daughter Alyssa; also surviving is his brother Scott of Bloomington. He was preceded in death by his loving grandparents, Bill and Dorothy DeLue. Raymond was a loving husband, father, brother, and son. He will be missed dearly and always remembered by his family, as well as his friends. He loved to be outdoors enjoying activities such as; fishing, gardening, hiking, and walking the beaches of Florida with his wife and daughter. He was also a good cook, sharing his favorites with family around the holidays. He was employed by St Paul Travelers Companies. In lieu of flowers, a trust has been established for daughter Alyssa Kim Roggenbuck through the Fifth Third Bank in Naperville, IL.

Rohrbacher, Clarence C. Jr.
Clarence C. Rohrbacher Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2011 - Clarence C. Rohrbacher Jr., 72, passed away Nov. 10, 2011. Cremation, Roselawn.

Rohrer, Jack M.
Jack M. Rohrer - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 2009 - Jack M. Rohrer, 56, passed away April 11, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joan and Barney Rohrer. Survived by children, Justin (Amanda) Rohrer of Pueblo and Briana Rohrer of Trinidad, Colo.; brother, Barney L. (Cathy) Rohrer, Colorado Springs; nieces, Chrissy and Lisa (Paul); several great-nephews, great-nieces, and other relatives. Jack served in the U.S. Air Force. Cremation, with a memorial service at Sonrise Church, Pueblo West, 10:30 a.m. Friday.

Rohrer, Robert L.
Robert L. Rohrer - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 2009 - Robert L. Rohrer, 83, passed away Dec. 23, 2009. He was preceded in death by his wife, Teresa Rohrer; parents, Christian and Phyllis Rohrer; and his siblings, Christine Hoover, Merle Rohrer, Barney Rohrer, Jack Rohrer and Catherine Rohrer. Robert is survived by his children; Robert (Darlene) Rohrer Jr., Donald Rohrer, Christopher (Edith) Rohrer and Margo Aragon; grandchildren, Renee Rohrer, Steven Rohrer, Anita (Joel) Lopez, Justin (Adrian) Rohrer, Amanda Coleman and Zachary (Christa) Coleman; great-grandchildren, Justin Rohrer Jr., Luke Rohrer and Katiana Lopez; nieces, nephews and other family members and friends. Robert retired from the CF&I, enjoyed camping, fishing, traveling and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday; both at Imperial Funeral Home. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Rohrke, Phillip S.
Phillip S. Rohrke - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 2010 - Phillip S. Rohrke, 75, born Dec. 11, 1934, died Aug. 9, 2010. Service, 10 a.m. Monday, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pueblo Historical Society or Sacramento Model Railroad Club through the funeral home.

Roitz, Alex A.
Alex A. Roitz - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 2011 - Alex A. Roitz passed away on Feb. 24, 2011, at the age of 92. He was born to the union of Josephine Pecek and Joseph Roitz on Dec. 21, 1918, in Kemmerer, Wyo. Predeceased by his parents; and brothers, Joseph, Felix, John and Lawrence; and sister, Bridgette. Survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Josephine of Pueblo, Colo.; sons, Nicholas J. (Terry) of Aliso Viejo, Calif., Alex A. Jr., of Pueblo, Colo.; grandchildren, Alex A. III (Jennifer) of Highlands Ranch, Colo. and Andrew A. (Meiling) of Englewood, Colo.; great-grandson, Alexander Ryan; and step-great-grandson, Jacob R. Typher; and numerous nephews, nieces and other relatives. After graduating from Pueblo Central High School in 1936, Alex was drafted into the Army and bravely served his country during World War II. He saw action with the invasionary forces during the initial landings on the islands of Attu, in the Aleutian Islands (for which he received a Presidential Unit Citation), Kwajelian, in the Marshall Islands (for which he received his second Presidential Unit Citation, with oak leaf cluster), as well as the island of Leyte in the Philippines. Mr. Roitz also was part of the famous landing on Okinawa, in the Rukuyus Islands, and was one of three soldiers to raise the American flag after securing the island. After the war, he went back to work for the CF&I, where he was in the nail room of the wire mill until his retirement in 1977. He was a parishioner of Holy Family Catholic Church, and a member of Eagles Aerie 145. Alex lived a long and fruitful life and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. today, George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Mary' s Church, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Roitz, Lorraine
Lorraine Roitz - Pueblo Chieftain - November 7, 2011 - Lorraine Roitz passed away Nov. 3, 2011. She was predeceased by her parents, Harold and Rose Boehm. Survived by children, Alex "Pirate" (Jennifer) Roitz and Drew (Meiling) Roitz; grandchildren, Jacob and Alexander; and companion, Jim Blea. Lorraine worked for the Department of Corrections for 16 years, earning the Employee of the Year award twice. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Roldan, Antonio S.
Antonio S. Roldan - Pueblo Chieftain - April 8, 2005 - Antonio S. Roldan, 82, of Pueblo. Full obituary Saturday.

Roldan, Gregory
Gregory Roldan - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 2010 - Gregory Roldan, 73. Born in Pueblo, Colo., passed away Fri. April 23, 2010, in Denver. Preceded in death by parents, Gonzalo and Severianna Roldan; sister, Josephine Roldan- Fisher; grandson, Kevin Roldan; brothers-in-law, Gilbert Fisher and Nick Hernandez. Survived by wife, Lana; mother of his children, Guadalupe Olguin; children, Greg, Ron, Cathy, Mark, Gary Roldan; step-children, Carrie, Christy; brothers, Gonzalo ' Chalo'  (Janet) Roldan Jr., Vicente (Margaret) Roldan, and sister Margaret Hernandez; 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous family members. Memorial service 1 p.m., Fri. April 30, 2010, Romero Family Funeral Chapel, 4750 Tejon St., Denver, CO.

Roldan, Lana
Lana Roldan - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2010 - Lana Roldan, 68, died May 25, 2010, in Denver. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Gregory Roldan, April 23, 2010. Survived by daughters, Carrie Keith and Christy Potts; stepchildren, Gregory Roldan, Ron Roldan, Cathy Roldan, Mark Roldan, Gary Roldan; sister, Mary Hastings; niece, Lynne Rogers; nephew, Dwight Hastings Jr.; brothers-in-law, Gonzalo Roldan Jr., Vicente Roldan; sister-in-law, Margaret Hernandez; 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held May 29, 2010, at Romero Chapel, Denver, Colo.

Roldan, Lucy B.
Lucy B. Roldan - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2011 - Lucy B. Roldan, 86, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 15, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Antonio S. Roldan; parents, Egripina ' Nina'  and George T. Bustamante; and brothers, Frank and Ben Bustamante. Lucy is survived by her sons, Roger Roldan and Richard (Marilee) Roldan; grandchildren, Kyle Jaber, Kari Roldan and special grandson, Michael (Gina) Arellano and family; special great-granddaughter, Meghan Sisneros; sister, Lena (Bernie) Suazo; sister-in-law, Jennie Bustamante; niece, Patricia Bustamante; and other numerous nieces, nephews, extended family; and close friends, Cecilia Medina, Lupe Roybal, Dorothy and Helen Bieker, Connie DeTevis, Carmen Peralta, Diane Arellano and Rose Maurello. Special thanks to the staff at Parkview Medical Center and Life Care of Pueblo. At Lucy' s request, there will be no viewing. Rosary service, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, with funeral Mass to follow at 10 a.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, 217 E. Mesa Ave. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Roldan, Nickolas
Nickolas Roldan - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2010 - Nickolas Roldan, 47, went to be with the Lord March 9, 2010. He was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Roldan Jr.; grandparents, Adam Valdez, Jose and Josepha Roldan; uncles, Ray Jr., and Frank Valdez. He is survived by his mother, Deumece Cruz Copeland; father, Joe Roldan; siblings, Michael and Michelle Copeland; grandmother, Carrie Valdez; special niece, Megan Copeland; aunt, Fern Sandoval; uncle, Tony Valdez; godmother, Pat Valdez; special friend, James Lucero; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2010, Agape Fellowship, 611 Broadway Ave., with reception to follow.

Roldan, Victoria Marie
Victoria Marie Roldan - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 2009 - Victoria Marie Roldan, 78, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 9, 2009. Preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Roldan; daughter, Ruby DeHerrera; parents, Domingo and Clorinda Duran; brother, Leo Duran; and sister, Henrietta Vigil. Survived by her children, Lorraine (Louis Ortega) Rodriguez, Maxi Sandoval, Edward (Ruth Gonzalez) Roldan, Dennis Roldan, Norma Salazar, Charlene (Ben) Olivas, Julie (Robert) Mondragon, Joan (James) Roldan-Ruehlen, Jean (Willie) Roldan-Hadley and Jessica (Randy) Flores; special niece, Janet Rodriguez; 28 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; sisters, Frieda Martinez, Bertha (Thomas) Cordova, Charlotte (William) Lucero, Ercilia (Richard) Luna and Betty (Joe) Cordova; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Victoria Marie was born on Jan. 19, 1931, in Walsenburg, Colo. Her family moved to Pueblo when she was 11 in 1942. She was affectionately known as "Grandma Vicky." She was an avid bingo player. She enjoyed spending time with her children and watching her afternoon stories. Her favorite shows were "Reba" and "Little House on the Prairie." Victoria loved being surrounded by her family. Her favorite pastime was being outside and sitting on the porch. She also enjoyed going to Cripple Creek. She was a longtime member of Mount Carmel Parish. In her younger days she loved dancing. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. today, with rosary to follow at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m., Mount Carmel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Chapel following both services.

Roles, Gary Richard
Gary Richard Roles - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2011 - Gary Richard Roles arrived Oct. 24, 1956; departed Nov. 13, 2011. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Roles. Leaving to cherish his memory are his beloved daughters, Shannon, Ryann and Devon; his mother, Colleen Spencer; sisters, Susan (Ron) Adamich and Terry Skinner; nephew, Kyle (Amber) Billings; nieces, Gemma Mastromarino, Carly (Fabian) Crespin, Camden Howells; sisters- in-law, Wendy Howells; and his best buddy, Mike, the black Labrador. Also sharing in his memory is a multitude of extended family and friends. Gary graduated from the University of Southern Colorado (CSU-P) with a Bachelor of Science in nursing. Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Cremation has taken place. Please join the family for a celebration of Gary' s life at Gray' s Coors Tavern at 6 p.m., following the memorial service.

Rollins, Brian
Brian Rollins - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 2009 - Brian Rollins, 44, Pueblo, Dec. 13. Montgomery & Steward.

Rollison, Rosa Deane
Rosa Deane ' Sarge'  Rollison - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2011 - Rosa Deane ' Sarge'  Rollison passed away June 26, 2011, in Pueblo. She was born in Wynona, Okla., on Oct. 11, 1921, and grew up in Boone, Colo. She served as a WAC in the U.S. Air Force during WWII and returned to Pueblo to work as a psych tech at the Colorado State Hospital for many years before retiring in 1982. Rosa enjoyed her trips to Cripple Creek, playing bingo, bowling and nearly all sports. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernie Rollison; brothers, Herman, Bill, Bob and Art Hudgens; and a sister, Ruth Wells. Rosa is survived by her children, David (Penny) Haight of Pueblo, Donald (Shelly) Haight of Pueblo, Dennis (Laura) Haight of Nevada, Sandi (Tony) Albo of Pueblo, Patrick (Joanne) Rollison of Minnesota, and Russ Rollison of Pueblo; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Mary Smith; a brother-in-law, Gene Wells; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, at the mortuary. Cremation will follow in the Davis Crematory.

Roman, Henry B.
Henry B. Roman - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 2011 - Henry B. Roman, 90, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on June 18, 2011. Preceded in death by his wife, Maria Auxilio; son, Victor; parents, brothers, sisters and many other family members. He is survived by his children, Henry C. (Anna) Roman, Lilia (Bob) Sprouse, George (Frances) Roman and Suzanne Roman; grandchildren, Roderick (Brenda) Roman, Rhonda (Jason) DenOtter, Rochelle (Scott) Boyd, Reina (Jeremy Cowdery) Roman, Reynalda (Denny) Garoutte, Dalton (Elizabeth Gallegos) Sprouse, Vanessa, J.R., Antoinette, George Jr., Jessica, Simone and Michael Roman; great-grandchildren, Jaxon and Jersey Garoutte, Dillon Roman, Thomas Boyd and Estelle DenOtter; brother, Hermilo Roman; sister, Eloise Roman; sister-in-law, Teresa Cabral; and numerous other relatives and friends. Henry was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed his role as patriarch and truly loved his family. He was a constant provider and caregiver until the very end. He always gave more than he ever received. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday with rosary to follow at 6 p.m., Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Holy Family. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Roman, John J.
John J. ' Jimmy'  Roman - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 2013 - John J. ' Jimmy'  Roman, 68, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 15, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, John B. and Maria Roman. Jimmy is survived by his children, Raymond (Melissa) and Tammy (Marco); grandchildren, Bjorn, Alexa, Roman, Rylee, Anthony and Alex; former spouse, Lillian Roman; six brothers and five sisters; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Roman, Maria Auxilio
Maria Auxilio Roman - Pueblo Chieftain - July 14, 2009 - Maria Auxilio Roman, 84, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 11, 2009. Preceded in death by her son, Victor Roman; parents; brothers; sisters; and many other family members in the United States and Mexico. She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Henry B. Roman; children, Henry C. (Anna) Roman, Lilia (Bob) Sprouse, George (Frances) Roman and Suzanne (Michael Garcia) Roman; grandchildren, Roderick (Brenda Burke) Roman, Rhonda (Jason) DenOtter, Rochelle (Scott) Boyd, Reina Roman, Reynalda (Denny) Garoutte, Dalton (Elizabeth Gallegos) Sprouse, Vanessa, J.R., Antoinette, George Jr., Jessica, Simone and Michael Roman; great- grandchildren, Jaxon and Jersey Garoutte, Dillon Roman, Thomas Boyd and Estelle DenOtter; sister, Teresa Cabral; former daughter-in-law, Sharon Townsend; and numerous other relatives and friends. Mary was a beautiful, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed her role as matriarch and truly loved her family. She was a constant provider and caregiver until the very end. She always gave more than she ever received. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, with rosary service to follow at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Roman, Maria Belen
Maria Belen Roman - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 2010 - Maria Belen Roman, 86, passed away Feb. 18, 2010, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Porferia Lopez; daughter, RoseLinda; and granddaughter, Amie. Survived by her children, Al (Flora), John James, Louis (Mary Helen), Mike (Doris), Daniel, Anna (Frank) Genta, Gloria (Ernest) Martinez, Ruben (Connie), Robert, Mary (Mark) Mayo and Gina (Rudy) Otero. Also survived by 24 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Recitation of the Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday; both services, St. Mary Catholic Church, 307 E. Mesa Ave. Entombment of the ashes, Roselawn. In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations may be made to Catholic Charities of Pueblo, 429 W. 10th St., Suite 101, Pueblo, CO 81003. The family will greet friends at the church hall following the entombment of the ashes.

Rome, Donald August
Donald August Rome - McCook Daily Gazette - May 27, 2004 - Donald August Rome, 64, of Funk, died Monday (May 24, 2004 - at the VA Medical Center in Omaha. He was born Nov. 11, 1939, to August and Barbara (Rohr) Rome in Menlo, Kan. He attended school in Selden, Kan., and graduated from Selden High School in 1957. In 1958, he enlisted in the Army and served his country from May 1, 1958-March 24, 1961. On June 6, 1959, he married Geraldine Rumback. The family made their home in Denver, Colo., where he worked with Associated Grocery of Colorado and then managed Ideal Markets in Longmont, Colo. In 1975, he moved to Hill City, Kan., where he owned and operated his own grocery store "Rome's Superette." Since 1981, he has been employed as a sales representative for several different distributors in Colorado. From 1993-2001, he was employed with Nash Finch Company working at Sun Mart South in Holdrege. Due to his failing health he then worked part-time at the Gas-n-Shop in Holdrege. He was preceded in death by his parents; two grandchildren in infancy, Cory and Joshua Heger; and one sister, Jean Rife. Survivors include his wife, Geraldine of Funk; two daughters, Lori Heger and husband, Jeff of Thornton, Colo., and Kimberly Heger and her husband, Jack of Holdrege; one son, Darin Rome and wife, Darla of Berthoud, Colo.; two sisters, Dorothy Trometter and husband, Edgar of Trinidad, Colo., and Betty Grafel and husband, Wayne of Culbertson; five brothers, Eugene Rome and wife, Jeannie of Grand Junction, Colo., Leo Rome of Denver, Jerry Rome and wife, Virginia, Bill of Missouri and Les Rumback and wife, Marsha of Cape Fair, Mo.; sister-in-law, Wanda Wire and husband, Morrise of Greeley, Colo.; and six grandchildren. Services are Thursday, 10 a.m., at All Saint's Catholic Church in Holdrege with the Rev. Steve Cooney officiating. The rosary will be recited prior to the memorial mass, 9 a.m., at the church. The memory book signing is today until 5 p.m., at the Nelson-Harris Funeral Home in Holdrege. A memorial has been established in his name. Nelson-Harris Funeral Home of Holdrege is in charge of the arrangements.

Romero, Abranita
Abranita (Annie) Romero - Denver Post - September 8, 2005 - Abranita (Annie) Romero, February 7, 1916 - September 3, 2005. Beloved mother of Abel, Pete, Robert, Augie (deceased), Joyce Trujillo, Isabel Montano, Caroline Patterson (deceased), Virginia Garcia, Geraldine Ruybal (deceased), Murial Martinez, and Darlene Romero. Survived also by Freda Galvez (sister), 136 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorial service at Praise Center Church, 3105 W. Florida Ave, 10:00 a.m. Friday September 9. Burial to follow in Walsenburg, CO Saturday September 10, St. Mary's Church, 10:00 a.m.

Romero, Amada L.
Amada L. Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - December 4, 2010 - Amada L. Romero, 87, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 2, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Aniceto Romero; and children, Aniceto Joe Romero and Vickie Romero. Amada is survived by her children, Florinda (Ismael) Arguello, Dorothy Trujillo, Ben Romero, Loretta (Leroy) Padilla and Corrie Gonzales; 19 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 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.

Romero, Amadeo Thomas
Amadeo Thomas Romero - Trinidad Times Independent - January 4, 2008 - Amadeo Thomas Romero, 73, aka to friends and family by the following nick-names: Deo, Sonny, Tommy, Hawk, Blue, and most favorite ' Grandpa,'  has rode his last trail here on earth December 27, 2007. He was born April 17, 1934 in Raton. He was preceded in death by his parents Ben A. Romero and Margaret Garcia Romero. He lived his life to the very fullest and utilized every hour of every day and anyone else' s he could round up. To those who knew him there are not enough words to describe his very jam-packed life. He loved his family and friends and would always help anyone and never knew a stranger. His love for horses and farming was a major part of his life and kept him busy and happy for 73 years. He is survived by his daughters, Wendy J. Middlebrook and partner Vic, Sunny A. Plese and husband Ronnie, Kim Romero-Davis and partner Burt. Grandpa will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Ryan Middlebrook, Jake Middlebrook, Hunter Davis, Nikki Middlebrook, Brittany Davis, Shandi Glenn, Jordan Davis, Andrew Plese, Brice Plese, Bethany Amanda Distel, Calista Plese, and great-grandchildren Chance Middlebrook, and Chase Middlebrook, brothers and sisters, cousins, nieces and nephews, and many life-long friends. Mass of Christian burial was held December 29 at St. Patrick' s/St. Joseph' s Catholic Church in Raton, interment followed at Fairmont Cemetery. A gathering was then held at the parish hall.

Romero, Amparo
Amparo "Amy" Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2011 - Amparo "Amy" Romero, 62, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 12, 2011. She was preceded in death by her father, Rudolfo Cantu. Amy is survived by her loving husband of 32 years, Andrew D. Romero Jr.; son, Adrian J. (Mona Zachary) Romero; grandchildren, Adrian Jr. and Nickolas Romero; mother, Frances Cantu; siblings, Edward Cantu, Molly (Chuck) Vega and Audrey (Tim) O' Toole; and numerous nieces, nephews, brothers-in- law, sisters-in-law, extended family and friends. Viewing, 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday with funeral service at 11 a.m., Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following services.

Romero, Andrew
Andrew Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2009 - Andrew Romero, 84, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 14, 2009. He is preceded in death by his wife, Lupe Romero; parents; two brothers; and one sister. Andrew is survived by his children, Andrew D. (Amy) Romero Jr., Josie (Samuel) Casarez, John (Flora) Romero, Nace (Debby) Romero, Joe Romero, Charlie (Debbie) Romero, Rose (Mike) Hernandez, Annie (John Maez) Quintana and Lucy (Steve) Medina; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. Andrew will be remembered as a dedicated father and grandfather. He enjoyed working in his yard; he was very outgoing and enjoyed visiting with people. Viewing 2 to 6 p.m. today with Rosary to follow at 6 p.m., Romero Chapel. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Romero, Antonio
Antonio Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - October 2, 2009 - Antonio Romero, 93, passed away Sept. 26, 2009. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 67 years, Clara Romero; his parents; siblings, Adam, Phillip and Esther Gonzales. Survived by children, Anthony Romero, Christina (LeRoy) Cox; 10 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; brother, Louis Romero; sisters, Danielle Romero and Paz Maes; and nephew, Mike Romero. Antonio served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945. Part of his duties was as a cook in a concentration camp. He was a member of VFW. He retired from the PAD as a sandblaster. He also served in the Altar Society for more than 50 years at St. Anne Catholic Church. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Friday, both services at St. Anne Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Romero, Antonio
Antonio ' Tony'  Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 2012 - Antonio ' Tony'  Romero, 77, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 7, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Fabby Romero; children, Liz (Joe) Spinuzzi, Gabe (Kim) Romero, Loretta Romero, Mel Romero and Thomas (Janice) Romero; grandchildren, Amber Martinez, Lindsey, Shanon Spinuzzi, Nicole Alcon, Mel, Michael, Jennifer, Danielle and Taylor Romero; great-grandchildren, Damian, Desirae, Charlee and Aeralyn; and numerous extended relatives and friends. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Romero, Armando Joe
Armando Joe Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 2011 - Armando Joe Romero, 80, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 26, 2011. He was born Aug. 31, 1930, in San Luis, Colo. He served in the United States Marine Corps. He retired with 30 years' service in the custodial department of school District No. 60. He is survived by his children, Daniel (Ruby) Romero, Armando Jr. and Roberta. His companion, Juanita Guerrero; siblings, Paul, Herbie, Betty, Irma, Louisa, Carmen and Virginia. Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Armando was preceded in death by his parents, Margarito and Antonita (Vigil) Romero; and his wife, Mary L. Romero; brothers, Julian and William. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel, with the Rev. Frank Davied officiating. Memorial contributions in memory of Armando may be made to the funeral home.

Romero, Barbara L.
Barbara L. Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2011 - Barbara L. Romero, 49, walked through the| gates of| heaven on| March 7, 2011, after a short illness. Preceded in death by her parents, Candido M. Aragon and Mary E. Aragon. She leaves her husband, Robert Romero; children, Candido I.J. Aragon, Richard (Evelyn) Romero, Veronica (Aaron) Bush; six grandchildren; brothers, Ernest (Bonnie) Aragon, Joe (Diana Encinas) Aragon, Ralph Aragon, Anthony (Dora) Aragon and John (Brenda) Aragon; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. At Barbara' s request there will be no service and cremation has taken place.

Romero, Bill
Bill Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2012 - Bill Romero, 57, of Colorado Springs, formerly of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 17, 2012. He was born on July 23, 1954, to Jose and Katie Romero in Pueblo, Colo. He served his country proudly in the United States Air Force and later worked as an elementary school teacher for over 20 years. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Katie; and siblings, Joe, Hope and Barbara. He is mourned by his children, Jennifer, William (Dominique), Erica (Gary), Daisy and Katie; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Donnie, Bobby, Natissia, Alyssa and Renee; brothers, Richard and Louis (Barbara); and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, both at Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Romero, Carlos Jonathan
Carlos Jonathan Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 2009 - Carlos Jonathan Romero, 18, of Pueblo, passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 25, 2009. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert Garcia; aunt, Patricia Vialpando; and cousin, Maria Rose Romero. Carlos is survived by his parents, Carl Jonathan Robert and DeAnn Lynn Romero; sisters, Dawn Lynn and Kayla Marie Romero; grandparents, Joan Garcia, Trinidad and Filemon (Mary) Romero, Pueblo; nina, Jackie Garcia; nino, Robert Johnny Garcia; uncles and aunts, Roberta Garcia, Trinidad, JoAnn Garcia, Trinidad, Kenny Garcia, Trinidad, Johnny (Tammie) Garcia, Alamosa, Jackie (Gene) Garcia-Gallegos, Pueblo, Phyllis (Frank) Milne, Westminster, Terry (Geri) Romero, Windsor, Art Vialpando, Pueblo, Frank (Linda) Romero, Pueblo, Lloyd (Angie) Romero, Pueblo, Phillip ( Sarah) Romero and Yvonne (Gary) Roybal, Lakewood; and numerous extended family and friends. Carlos loved his parents, his sisters and his puppy, Sheba. He loved sports, including the Nuggets, Rockies and the Broncos. He was most passionate about basketball. He loved to play basketball and had aspirations of coaching. Attending the Nuggets games was so exciting for Carlos. At one game, he actually met Kiki Vandeweghe and Doug Moe and conversed with them in the stands for over an hour. Carlos had the ability to make friends with everyone. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing golf. Carlos loved music and even wrote and sang his own music. Carlos had excellent self-taught computer skills and was to begin college in the spring. Carlos was well-liked and had countless friends. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, Sacred Heart Cathedral. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Praise Assembly Hall following interment. Donations may be made to any US Bank for Carlos Romero Memorial Fund.

Romero, Carolyn C.
Carolyn C. Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2009 - Carolyn C. Romero passed away March 21, 2009. Predeceased by her husband, Robert Romero; son, Robert Eugene Romero; and baby girl Romero; parents, Natividad and Guadalupe Parra-Calderon; sister, Josephine DeHerrera; and brother, John Calderon. Survived by sisters, Jessie Calderon, Ramona Longhouse and Betty Garcia; brother, Vincent (Eleanor) Calderon; sisters-in-law, Ida Calderon and Inez Ortega; special niece, Dianne Petkoff and her children Kiel and Kari Petkoff. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2009, Imperial Funeral Home, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Romero, Christin Audrey
Christin Audrey (Carroll) Romero - Brenham Banner Press - June 14, 2010 - Christin Audrey (Carroll) Romero, 35, of Trinidad, Colo., died June 10, 2010 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Funeral services will be announced later by Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. (979) 836-4564.

Romero, Christopher Jr.
Christopher Romero Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 2010 - Christopher Romero Jr., 53, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 27, 2010, surrounded by everyone he loved and those who loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Christopher and Rosalie Romero. Chris is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Loretta Romero; children, Talonna (Bobby), Christopher III (Andrea), Venessa and Tim; grandchildren, Savannah, Harley, Elijah and Mya; in-laws and best friends, Angie (Joe) Ramirez and Katie Tafoya; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Chris had a 30-year career with 7-Eleven. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. Prior to services, family and friends will be received at the family home. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, Sacred Heart Cathedral.

Romero, Clara M.
Clara M. Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - September 2, 2009 - Clara M. Romero, 89, passed away Aug. 31, 2009. Preceded by parents, Cruzita and Andres Tapia; siblings, Amalia Gallegos, Benjamin Tapia, Ophelia Vigil, Ambrasio Tapia, Abel Tapia Sr. Survived by her husband of 67 years, Antonio Romero; children, Anthony Romero, Christina (LeRoy) Cox, 10 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; godsister, Lola Romero; numerous nieces and nephews. Clara was a member of the Altar Society at St. Anne Catholic Church for over 50 years. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Friday, both services at St. Anne Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Romero, Cordelia M.
Cordelia M. Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2011 - Cordelia M. Romero, 81, passed away Feb. 10, 2011. Predeceased by her sons, Harold Mestas and Arthur Romero Jr.; and by her granddaughter, MorningStar Galvez. Survived by her husband, Arthur J. Romero; daughter, Beverly Romero; numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Cordelia was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church, where the funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Romero, Debbie Ann
Debbie Ann Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 2012 - Debbie Ann Romero, 52, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 9, 2012. Debbie is survived by her husband, Charlie Romero Sr.; son, Charlie Romero Jr.; and numerous extended family and friends. Viewing, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, with funeral service to follow at 2 p.m., Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Romero, Edward Martin Sr.
Edward Martin Romero Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 2009 - Edward Martin Romero Sr., 80, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 18, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents, Abram and Roseanna Romero; and brother, Abram Jr. Edward is survived by his children, Edward Romero Jr., Lorraine Diaz, Michael Romero, Patrick (Debra) Romero and Randall Romero; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, sisters and other extended family and friends. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel, with reception to follow at Romero Courtesy Hall. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Romero, Edward Orlando
Edward Orlando Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 2010 - Edward Orlando Romero, 62, went to be with the Lord on March 15, 2010. He was born in San Pablo, Colo., on Oct. 9, 1947, to Moises and Esmeralda (Olivas) Romero. He graduated from Centennial High School in San Luis, Colo., and soon after joined the United States Army, where he proudly served his country in the war in Vietnam. He enjoyed traditional hunting, fishing, riding horses and camping. Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, Esmeralda and Moises; also brothers, George and David. He is survived by his sisters, Shirley (Ray) Otero and Dorothy (Bob) Vigil; children, Yolanda (Isaac) Ortega, Eddie (Karen) Romero, David (Lou Ann) Romero, Natalie (Anthony Carlo) Mack and Krystal Romero; grandchildren, Isaac (Rayme), Gabe and Jordan Ortega, Eddie, Tiffany Romero, RaeAnn, Jaelyn, D.J. Romero, Felicity Mack-Carlo and Teyah Romero; great-grandchildren, Isabella Fagerstedt, Jeremiah Ortega and Michael Romero. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with Father Kevin Novack, VF, as celebrant. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Romero, Eleasar Ernestina
Eleasar Ernestina Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - March 6, 2011 - Eleasar Ernestina Romero, 74, passed away March 3, 2011. A lifetime Puebloan, she was born Oct. 11, 1936, to the union of Gustavo and Soledad (Hernandez) Salas, who both preceded her in death; along with her beloved husband, Ramon Romero Sr.; her brothers and her sisters. Eleasar's greatest love was spending quality time with her children and grandchildren, whom she loved dearly. She also enjoyed family gatherings and the Denver Broncos. Eleasar is survived by her loving children, Ramon (Justine) Romero Jr., Ronald J. Romero and Douglas E. Romero; her siblings, Octavio Salas and Mary Helen (Polo) Ayala; four grandchildren, Carlos Romero, Reina (Brian) Montez, Christopher Romero (Jennifer) and Niko Romero; one great-grandchild, other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral service, noon Thursday, both at Angelus Chapel. The Rev. Frank Davied and Brother Patrick Gama officiating.

Romero, Faye C.
Faye C. Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 2011 - Faye C. Romero, born Feb. 2, 1920, entered into heaven Sept. 12, 2011. She leaves behind her children to treasure her memory, Robert (Steffie), Rita, Virginia and Patricia; grandchildren, Rena (Brian), Robert D., Gina (David), Jorge (Mary), Charles and Megan; seven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister, Florence Trujillo; brothers, Charlie (Bea), Jim (Lindy), Gerald (Elvira) Avila; several nieces, nephews, cousins and special comadre, Alice (Manuel) Montoya. She was preceded in death by her husband, Toney Romero; her parents, Jose, Rita and Ida Avila; brothers, Manual, Nick, Felix, Raymond and Felix P. Special thank you to Dr. Harry Keefe and staff, Parkview Medical Center ER Staff South Tower 5 and Joni Fair Hospice House for all their help and care given to Mother during her illness. Faye lost her mother at 12 years of age and proceeded to cook, clean and help her father raise her sister and brothers until Grandpa remarried. She completed 10th grade and at age 65 received her GED. She worked as a grandparent for St. Mary-Corwin for several years. Faye' s favorite activities were washing clothes, cooking and caring for all who entered her home. Memorial contributions may be made to Joni Fair Hospice through the funeral home. Visitation, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Rosary and funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at St. Anthony of Padua, Aguilar, Colo. Interment to follow at St. Anthony Cemetery, Aguilar, Colo.

Romero, Fil II
Fil Romero II - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 2012 - Fil Romero II, 77, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 16, 2012. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Rhonda. Fil is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Mercie Romero; children, Elaine (Seyed) Safavynia, Fil Romero III and Christopher (Julie) Romero; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters and one brother; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Romero, Filemon M.
Filemon ' Phil'  M. Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2012 -Filemon ' Phil'  M. Romero, 81, of Pueblo, born in Pasamonte, N.M., on Nov. 22, 1930, went to be with the Lord on March 19, 2012. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Patricia Vialpando; grandchildren, Maria Rose Romero and Carlos Romero; and parents, Juan and Adelida Romero. Phil is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Mary Romero; children, Phyllis (Frank) Milne, Terry (Geri) Romero, Art Vialpando, Frank (Linda) Romero, Lloyd Romero, Phil (Sarah) Romero, Yvonne (Gary) Roybal and Carl (DeAnn) Romero; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Robert Dorrance; siblings, Lena (Joe) Trujillo, J.B. (Tommi) Romero, Max Romero, Tom (Maria) Romero and Margaret LaCombe; and numerous extended family and friends. Phil, a Pueblo resident since 1956, served four years in the U.S. Air Force and four years in the U.S. Army. He served with the 8th Army 20th Signal Air and Guard Liaison Company in Seoul, South Korea, and was a recipient of the Korean Service Medal with five Bronze Stars. He retired from the Pueblo Depot Activity with 33 years. He was lieutenant of the guard force and instructor for Special Response Team. Known as "Tiger," he was the AFGE Union president. As an entrepreneur, Phil was a skilled carpenter and electrician. He was the first male president of Spann Elementary PTA. He enjoyed going to Cripple Creek and was an avid Broncos fan. His favorite meal was huevos rancheros. Phil was dedicated to his wife and enjoyed being with his family. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, with rosary to follow at 6 p.m., Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at the church hall following interment. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Romero, Filomena
Filomena "Minnie" Vallejos Romero - Inside Bay Area - October 3, 2012 - Filomena "Minnie" Vallejos Romero passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 1, 2012 at the age of 94. She was born on Mar. 12, 1918 in Cucharas CO to Antonio Aban and Agustina (Aragon) Vallejos. She was an exceptional mother, grandmother and friend who devoted her life to fulfilling everyone's needs before her own. She is survived by her loving children, Art Romero (Joan), Marcy Williams, Mary Dilling (Guy) and Kathy Asturias (Don). She also leaves her adored grandchildren Eric, Stacey, Jenny, Kerry, Kevin, Scott, Jeff, Chris, Shannon and Nick, 18 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur "Art" Romero and granddaughter Karin. Minnie was always very committed to her family, her faith and her work. Her family was her greatest joy. She loved her children and grandchildren unconditionally and would do anything for them. She was a very devout Catholic her entire life. Her faith was deep and abiding. She became a registered nurse at a young age and was always taking care of everyone around her. Her door was always open to family and friends; she loved to feed everyone if you stopped by for a visit you never left hungry. She will continue to be an inspiration to family and friends and will be greatly missed. A vigil service will begin at 7:00PM on Thursday October 4th at Santos-Robinson Mortuary 160 Estudillo Ave. San Leandro. A Funeral Mass celebrating her life will be held on Friday Oct. 5th beginning at 10:30AM at St. Paschal Baylon Church 3700 Dorisa Ave. Oakland. Burial at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Hayward. Visitation will be at the mortuary on Thursday from Noon to 8:30PM. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Paschal Baylon Church or a charity of your choice.

Romero, Fred Inez
Fred Inez Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2013 - Fred Inez Romero, 70, of Colorado Springs, Jan. 24, 2013. Prayer service, 6 p.m. Thursday, and funeral service, 1:30 p.m. Friday, both at Charis Christian Center, 720 Elkton Drive, Colorado Springs, Colo. Interment, Fairview Cemetery.

Romero, Geraldine T.
Geraldine T. Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - January 2, 2013 - Geraldine T. Romero, 63, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 26, 2012. Geraldine was preceded in death by her mother, Frances Avalos; sisters, Grace and Juanita; and brother, Manuel. Geraldine is survived by her sons, Jimmie (Emily) and Bryan (Renee) Romero; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; longtime companion, Tim Lopez; siblings, Josephine (Frank), Hank (Helen), Leona (Jesus) and Gerald; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Romero, Gilbert
Gilbert Romero - Huerfano World Journal - December 13, 2012 - After a valiant struggle, our cherished and beloved father, Gilbert Romero, 93, passed away on November 28, 2012. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary E. Romero. He is survived by his immediate family; Judy (Jim) Benine, Joyce (Alan) Kuykendall, Janet (Ron) Guthrie, Richard (Loretta) Sandoval, Kristy (Kenny) Johnson, Debbie Romero and Gil Romero; his grandchildren, Ryan (Annie), Natalie (Wayne), Melisa (Ted), Amber, Jessi (Tiffany), Andrew, Emily and Lindsay; his great-grandchildren, Noah, Maya, Jodeci, Liam, Orratio, Jaziah, Lily and Hayleigh. All those who knew him well, remember his sense of humor, his devotion to his immediate family, and his love of life and he always looked forward to his next meal. Although his passing has left a great sadness in our hearts, his unconditional love and life' s teaching will remain deep in our souls. At his request, private graveside military services were held to honor his memory.

Romero, Gloria Patricia
Gloria Patricia "Patsy" Romero - Trinidad Times Independent - December 5, 2010 - Gloria Patricia (Patsy) Romero, 65, of Trinidad, passed away suddenly after a brief illness Dec. 3, 2010. Gloria was born in Waterville April 18, 1945, to Jose George and Elsie F. Romero. Gloria was a CNA for over 40 years, working at Mt. San Rafael Hospital, the V.A. Nursing Home in Walsenburg and Trinidad State Nursing Home. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by parents Jose George and Elsie F. Romero, husband Donald L. Romero, son Donald J Romero, father-in-law, Leandro Romero, mother-in-law Mary Romero, sister Betty Segura and brother George (Georgie) Romero. Gloria is survived by daughter, Anna Romero, Trinidad, grandchildren Phillip Romero, T.J. Baca, Malachi Baca, Dominique Romero, Angelo Romero, J.D. Tafoya and Travis Romero., sisters Joanne (Ben) Aragon, Trinidad, Lena (Rigo) Mendoza, Rocky Ford, Mary (Gary) Jackson, Denver, brothers Leonard Romero, Lawrence (Peggy) Romero, Rocky Ford, Frank (Linda) Romero, Edward (Vicki) Romero, Denver, George (Cindy) Romero, Garden City, Kan., David Martinez, Trinidad, sister-in- law, Theresa (Gus) Garcia, Denver, many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and many friends. Gloria will be missed by ' special'  family, Linda (Steve) Sandoval, Anita Rael, Dolores Cordova and Salas Family. Funeral Mass was Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 at Holy Trinity Church. Active pallbearers were her nephews, Ronald Sisneros, James Vigil, Vince Bernal, Joseph and Geno Sanchez and Clifford Evett. Cremation to follow and private inurnment will be at a later date at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction at the Comi Funeral Home

Romero, Gloria S.
Gloria S. (Gomez) Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - January 3, 2011 - Gloria S. (Gomez) Romero, formerly of Pueblo, died Dec. 17, 2010, in Utah. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, Roselawn Cemetery. Friends to be received at 1100 E. Orman.

Romero, Irene
Irene Romero - Huerfano World Journal - February 23, 2012 - Irene Romero, of Pueblo, formerly of Walsenburg, CO entered into rest, February 9, 2012 in Pueblo. She was born January 18, 1917 in Pryor, CO to Clarence and Librada Cordova. She was 95 years of age. Irene is survived by her sister, Margaret D. Vigil of Walsenburg; daughter, Priscilla (Fred) Pino of La Veta; grandchildren, James Romero of Las Cruces, NM, Juanita Pino of La Veta, Charlotte Pino of Walsenburg, Sylvia Pino of Denver, CO, Matthew Pino of Walsenburg, Gail Pino of La Veta and Barbara Pino of La Veta; as well as by numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Romero; parents, Clarence and Librada Cordova and sister, Eursie Roybal. Irene and her husband were very generous and caring. After they retired, they would have their nieces over for lunch every day while they were in elementary school. Irene was very funny and liked to joke with everyone. You knew she liked you, if she gave you a hard time. She will be greatly missed. A beautiful funeral service was held for Irene at St. Mary' s Catholic Church in Walsenburg. Arrangements were entrusted to Johnson-Romero Funeral Home.

Romero, Isabel
Isabel Romero - The Walsenburg World - April 18, 1912 - Died at Ravenwood, Colo., April 9th, 1912, Isabel Romero, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Romero - age 1 mo. 1 day.

Romero, Jacquline Marie
Jacquline Marie Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 2009 - Jacquline Marie Romero, 21, of Pueblo, passed away unexpectedly; she went to be with the Lord on October 6, 2009. She is preceded in death by her brother, James Louis Romero; grandmothers, Peggy Brady and Delphine Romero; grandfather, James Brady; and cousin, Shaun Gutierrez. Jacquline is survived by her mother, Athena (Jose Romero) Santistevan; father, Gerald (Barbara Armenta) Romero; sister, Destiny Santistevan; grandfather, Santiago Romero; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, family and friends. Jacquline attended Centennial High school and was employed at Del Taco and worked very hard. She was a very caring and giving person. She really enjoyed animals, especially dogs. She loved Disney characters, Mickey was her favorite. Jacquline had a special bond with Destiny, they loved each other dearly. Viewing 4 to 6p.m. Sunday with Rosary to follow at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass 9:30a.m. Monday, Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services. The family requests that you wear black and red to the services which were Jacquline' s favorite colors.

Romero, James L.
James L. Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2011 - James L. Romero, 72. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Romero, Jimmie
Jimmie Romero - Longmont Times-Call - March 14, 2012 - Jimmie Romero, 80, of Boulder County, died Friday, March 9, 2012. Jimmie was born June 19, 1931 in Trinidad, Colorado to Gulurmo Romero and Lucy Martines, one of 7 children. At the age of 9 he was moved to the State Home and Training School at Grand Junction and then admitted to the Colorado State Hospital in Pueblo due to his learning disabilities. We can only assume that these were dark and lonely days for Jimmie. In 1969, at the age of 38, Jimmie was transferred to Boulder to live at the newly opened Carmel House on the hill. It was here that Jimmie met life-long friends, obtained the skills necessary to eventually live on his own and began working in the community. Most notably Jim worked at Taco Bell and in Kmart's garden center. In 1987, Boulder County ARC selected Jimmie as its Employee of the Year. In later years, Jimmie volunteered in the community through his senior program with Community Link and enjoyed delivering meals to the elderly and working with children. Jimmie is survived by many friends who loved him and will miss him greatly. They include Tina and Randy Mally and their extended family; friends Mark and Neil; Linda Botterill; and friend, guardian and "security guard" Alicia Alpenfels and her family. A memorial service will be held at 3:30 PM on Friday, March 16 at Howe Mortuary in Longmont. Donations are requested to the Jimmie Romero Memorial Fund.

Romero, Joe Gilbert
Joe Gilbert Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2011 - Joe Gilbert Romero, 64, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 19, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pacomio and Mary Romero; and brothers, John and Lawrence Romero. Joe is survived by his children, Joe (Tara) Romero Jr., Lawrence Romero and Robert (Brandi) Romero; nine grandchildren; siblings, Mary Jane (Manuel) Atencio, Viola Fonseca and Steve (Hope) Romero; and numerous nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. The family would like to thank Fresenius Dialysis and staff for the care given to Joe. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Abundant Life Ministries. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Romero, Joe Luis
Joe Luis Romero - The News-Review - December 10, 2005 - Joe Luis Romero passed away at the Roseburg, Oregon, VA Center on December 4, 2005. Joe was born on August 19, 1922, in Trinidad, Colorado, to Jose and Barbara Romero. As a teenager he served in the Conservative Corps, and at the outset of WWII he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served his country in the Philippines, under intense combat conditions until that country fell. He then served three and a half years as a prisoner of war in the Philippines and in Japan. After the war Joe married Tillie Lopez on December 21, 1945. Joe and Tillie raised three children in Lakewood, California, were Joe was employed by McDonnell-Douglas. For many years Joe also worked side-by-side with Tillie in their own restaurant business. Retirement to Roseburg in 1987 allowed them to pursue a wonderful retirement, including participation in the Order of the Moose, and the Douglas County POW group. The were able to travel to many countries and especially cruises to Alaska, Hawaii, and the Philippines. Joe is survived by his children, Joseph Romero of Crescent City, California; Victoria Romero of Roseburg, Oregon; Monica Wallick and husband, Ken of Roseburg; beloved grandchildren, Damon Wallick; Ramson Romero; and Brianna Cottin; by his sister, Corrina Dominguez and husband, Joey; and niece, Jeannie Marie; Barbara Jo; Marietta; and Kathy; and Gloria Munoz. He is also survived by his dearest friend in the world, Gene Fults. Joe loved friends and family and will be greatly missed by all. He lived life as he wished and will now be with his beloved Tillie. A Memorial service with friends and family will be held at Chapel of the Roses, Roseburg, on Monday, December 12, 2005, at 11 a.m. Chaplin Michael Gillespie will officiate. Military Honors will be provided by the VFW District 12 Honor Guard.

Romero, Joe M.
Joe M. Romero - The Daily Breeze - April 28, 2010 - Joe was born on April 2, 1918 in Starkville, Colorado, passed away April 22, 2010 in Torrance, CA. He is survived by children, Michael (Paula) Romero, Gary (Kathy) Romero and Joe Benjamin Romero. He leaves his legacy on this earth through his grandchildren, Angie Norman (Eddie Saavedra) Gary, Jr., Melissa McHale and Michael Romero; 8 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 29, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Funeraria del Angel McNerney's Mortuary in Wilmington, CA. Services will be held on Friday, April 30th at 10:00 a.m. at the mortuary chapel with interment to follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.

Romero, John
John Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 2012 - Fatal Crash - Soccer trip turns deadly - 9-year-old John Romero killed after driver reportedly fell asleep - A 9-year-old boy was killed and six more people were injured early Saturday after the driver of a vehicle reportedly fell asleep and crashed on Interstate 25 near the Indiana Avenue exit. The Pueblo Police Department is investigating the crash that happened at about 4:48 a.m. Police officer Anthony Masciotra said at least two people were ejected in the crash including the 9-yearold boy. Pueblo County Coroner James Kramer identified the boy as John Romero. The other occupants in the vehicle have not been identified. Five were taken to Parkview Medical Center and the other to St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. Masciotra said the family, from New Mexico, was on its way to a soccer game in Denver. A man, who also was traveling to the Denver soccer tournament, said the occupants were from Albuquerque and played on the same team as the driver. ' We all left at separate times,'  the man said. He and his family were in Denver when they heard the news of the crash. The man called the Chieftain to inquire about the crash and would not identify himself. The driver allegedly fell asleep behind the wheel between mile markers 94 and 95, between the exits to Pueblo Boulevard and Indiana Avenue. The vehicle veered off the interstate, crashing through a barbed wire fence and a chain-linked fence before rolling in a field. Police said the vehicle, a white Ford Expedition, also crashed into a light pole which fell into the middle of the highway. Two vehicles crashed into the light pole. There were no injuries to the people in the two vehicles but one vehicle had to be towed. Police closed the right lane northbound on I-25 as police investigated the crash. Alcohol and drugs are not considered a factor in the crash.

Romero, John Paul
John Paul Romero - Trinidad Times Independent - May 16, 2013 - John Paul Romero, 66, passed away unexpectedly May 13, 2013, at Helping Hands Nursing Home. Visitation will be held Friday, May 17, from 4-7 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held, Friday, May 24, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow at a later date. The arrangements are under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Romero, Jose Manuel
Jose Manuel Romero ' Pompo'  - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2009 - Jose Manuel ' Pompo'  Romero went to heaven on Nov. 16, 2009. Born in Lucero, N.M. Preceded in death by parents, Reynaldo and Fedelina Romero; son, John Romero; brothers, Rubel, Dan and Gilbert; and sister, Jennie. Survived by loving wife of 49 years, Sophie; daughter, Roberta (John) Spangler; grandchildren, Jamilee, Nicole, Robert, Jessica and Sarah; brothers, Albin (Lillian) Romero, Ralph (Lynda) Romero; numerous nephews, nieces and extended family. Manuel retired from Abex Rail and Pueblo Army Depot as a master machinist. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged as a corporal. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Visitation, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Romero, Joseph
Joseph ' Tom'  Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 2011 - Joseph ' Tom'  Romero went to be with the Lord Friday, Sept. 9, 2011. Tom was born in Cokedale, Colo., moved to Trinidad and later Pueblo in 1970. He worked as an office equipment technician in the private sector for 21 years and the Pueblo school district for 20 years. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Lucy Romero; first wife, Mae Romero; and sister, Bella Romero. Tom is survived by his wife, Carol; daughters, Renee Hoskinson and Roberta (Eric) Dunham; grandchildren, David Bailey, Jon Bailey, Amanda Hoskinson, Phillip Dunham and Randi Dunham; special friend, ' Archie'  Archuleta; his daughter, Nicole; and grandchildren, Mia and Manny; sisters, Margurite Romero and Theresa (Gerald) Smith; brothers, Mike (Sue) Romero, Gabe (Muriel) Romero, Frank Romero, Ray (Lil) Romero, Chris Romero and Charlie Romero; and aunt, Rose Romero. Also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Special tribute to Charlie, Maggie and Franny Smith. Tom loved the mountains and to fish. He liked people and had numerous friends. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Past Grand Knight No. 4286, past Faithful Navigator, 4th Degree, past Trustee No. 9456. He felt his greatest accomplishment was his family and was most happy when he was with them. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the St. Vincent de Paul and St. Joseph Church. Rosary service, 7 p.m. today, Sept. 14, 2011; funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, both held at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Romero, Joseph Edmund
Joseph Edmund Romero - Davis Mortuary - May 2008 - Joseph Edmund Romero of Pueblo West, went to be with the Lord on May 11, 2008. He was born February 11, 1946 in Pueblo. Ed began teaching in Cuba, NM before returning to Pueblo where he was a district 60 teacher and administrator for 28 years prior to retiring in 2003. Ed was preceded in death by his father Jess Romero. His survivors include his mother, Rose P. Romero, children Shannon Romero, Daneen (Daniel) Atencio, Ryan Romero, and Rhiannon Romero; his siblings Rebecca (Gerald) Hoffmann, Robert (Theresa) Romero, Dave (Carmen) Romero; his grandchildren Derek and Selena Atencio, Dante and Christian Kooy, Ryan and Phillip Lucker, as well as numerous other relatives and friends. At his request, no viewing. Cremation has taken place. Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday with Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 am Thursday. Both services will be held at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3130 Morris Avenue. Interment of the cremated remains will follow at Imperial Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the East High School girl' s softball team. Contact John Loya at East High School for more information.

Romero, Josephine P.
Josephine P. Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2007 - Josephine P. Romero, 87, of Pueblo, loving wife of Calistro for 64 years, mother and grandmother fell asleep in death on Aug. 11, 2007. Preceded in death by her parents, Lupe and Florencio; sisters, Ruth, Irene and Jennie; and brother, Frank. She also is survived by their daughters, Pauline, Adeline, Veronica, Phyllis and Jean. She also leaves behind to cherish her memory, four sons-in-law, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and other grandchildren, included in the family through marriage. Josie loved life and the giver of all life, Jehovah God, and her fleshly and spiritual family. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah' s Witnesses, 4121 Nature Center Road. Brother Orlando Bobian will officiate.

Romero, Julia Mae
Julia Mae Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 2005 - Julia Mae Romero, 71, of Walsenburg, died Aug. 8, 2005. Survived by her sons, Russell (Florence) and Eric (Renee) Romero; daughters, Beverly (Jeff) Germain, Lena Ellen (William) Aguirre; brother, Manuel Vigil; sister, Wanda Vigil; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg.

Romero, Larry
Larry "Lover Alaska" Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2010 - Larry "Lover Alaska" Romero, 67, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 26, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mack and Martha Romero; brothers, Mack Romero Jr. and Patrick Romero; sister, Elizabeth Hall. Larry is survived by his siblings, Angie Czoske, Haney Romero, Sarah (Dave) Herrera, Marilyn Jaeger, Veronica Romero, CJ Hathaway-Ryan (Chuck Ryan) of Pueblo, Lou (Meg) Romero of Oregon and Bertha Borton of Florida; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; and special friend, Judie Romero of Alaska. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Full Gospel Christian Assembly, 1101 E. Seventh St., Pueblo. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Romero, Leopoldo
Leopoldo Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2011 - Leopoldo Romero, 63, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 20, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents. Leopoldo is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Patsy Romero; children, Edward (Rosalinda), Randall (Ashlei) and Martin (Isabel) Romero; grandchildren, Kristy Rose, Martin Jr., Joseph, Monique, Lanna, Leilani, Isaac, Alayna, "Little" Leo and baby Romero; brothers, Larry (Pauline), Manuel (Estella) and Pete (Yolanda) Romero; and numerous other relatives and friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Fellowship of the Rockies. Family and friends will be received at the church hall following the service.

Romero, Manuelita Carolina
Manuelita Carolina Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2012 - Manuelita Carolina Romero, 58, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 24, 2012. Preceded in death by her father, Gasper Leal. Manuelita is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Orlando Romero; sons, Orlando Jr., Gasper and Anthony; daughter, Michelle; 11 grandchildren; mother, Helen Ortiz; brothers, Frank "Thumper," Chris and Pablo Jr.; sisters, Lorretta, Lupe, Donna and Thresa; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Memorial service, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Romero, Maria S.
Maria S. ' Ida' Romero - Trinidad Times Independent - June 23, 2011 - Maria S. (Ida) Romero, 96, passed away June 23, 2011, in Lakewood. She was born in Sopris July 4, 1914, to Ciprano and Benita Martinez. Funeral was held Thursday June 30, 2011, at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor William Young officiating. Interment followed at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by Pastor William Young. Honorary pallbearers were Quentin Bates, and Robert Charles Bates. Active Pallbearers are Paul Romero Jr., Jason Romero, Anthony Vallegos, Robert Bates II, Trea Schitter, Sam Romero and Manuel Heredia. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Romero, Mary
Mary Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 2013 - Mary Romero, 88, passed away Feb. 24, 2013. Mary was born Feb. 7, 1925, in Trinidad. Preceded in death by husband, Toribio Mestas; and second husband, Frank Romero; stepson, Donald Romero; and numerous siblings. Survived by sons, Bob (Velma) Mestas, Richard L. (Bebe) Mestas and Dan (Dee) Mestas; stepsons, Frank and Ross Romero; granddaughters, Jennifer Kealiher, Maribeth Coultrip, Brook Carter; and grandsons, Richard T., Anthony, Bobby and Stephen Mestas; and numerous great-grandchildren, family and friends. Mary worked in dietary at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center for 25 years. She enjoyed cooking and baking for her family. Mary loved birds, wind chimes and puppies and she enjoyed playing cryptogram puzzles in The Pueblo Chieftain. She loved taking trips to Cripple Creek and enjoyed cheering for the Denver Broncos. She belonged to numerous senior citizens' clubs and enjoyed spending time with her family. Cremation, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Recitation of the rosary, 9 a.m. Saturday, March 2, with a memorial Mass to follow. Services at St. Francis Xavier Parish, 611 Logan Ave. Family will receive friends and family at the parish hall following Mass.

Romero, Mary E.
Mary E. Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 2009 - Mary E. Romero, 79, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 24, 2009. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Pacomio A. Romero; children, John Orlando Romero and Lawrence Romero; parents, Juan and Susie; and brother, Gilbert Torres. Survived by her children, Joe G. Romero, Maryjane M. (Manuel) Atencio, Viola G. Fonseca and Steve (Hope) Romero; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; brothers, Flavio, Joe, Willie and Benny; sisters, Jenny and Corrine; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins extended family and friends. She was a Pastor of Christ since 1959. She was a beloved mother and grandmother. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Family Worship Center. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Romero, Mary E.
Mary E. Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - February 7, 2012 - Mary E. Romero. On February 3rd of 2012, Heaven claimed a new angel. Mary E. Romero, a remarkable wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away at home surrounded by her loving husband and family. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Gilbert Romero; her seven children, Judy (Jim) Benine, Joyce (Alan) Kuykendall, Janet (Ron) Guthrie, Richard (Loretta) Sandoval, Kristy (Kenny) Johnson, Debbie Romero and Gil Romero; her grandchildren, Ryan (Annie), Natalie (Wayne), Melisa (Ted), Amber, Jessi (Tiffany), Andrew, Emily and Lindsay; her great-grandchildren, Noah, Maya, Jodeci, Liam, Orratio, Jaziah, Lily and Hayleigh. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Dede Aranda and Sally (Bill) Galvan. All those who knew her well, remember her laughter and joy of life, her great home-cooked meals and especially her enjoyment of playing cards until late in the night. Although her passing has left a great sadness in our hearts, her unconditional love and life's teaching will remain deep in our souls. By request, private services will be held to honor her memory.

Romero, Mary Esther
Mary Esther Romero - Jennings Daily News - February 14, 2004 - Mary Esther Romero, 80, died at 5:25 a.m. Sunday, May 26, 2002, in a Lake Charles hospital. She was a resident of the Kinder area. She was a lifetime member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, where she taught CCD for many years, was an officer in the Ladies Altar Society and a member of the Catholic Daughters and the church choir. Survivors include two sons, Felix Joseph Romero and Joey H. Romero, both of Kinder; six daughters, Loretta Marie Young of DeRidder, Pat Bruno and Christine M. Bruce, both of Moss Bluff, Angela L. Robinson of Weston, Colo., Mary Ann Romero of Trinidad, Colo., and Lisa A. Nelson of Hawthorne, Calif.; one sister, Westa Varden of Plaquemine; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, from St. Philip Neri Catholic Church. The Rev. Carlos Garcia will officiate. Burial will be in Carter Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Ardoin Funeral Home. Visitation is 3-10 p.m. today, with a 6 p.m. vigil and a rosary at 7 p.m., and from 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Romero, Mary Jane
Mary Jane (Graves) Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2011 - Mary Jane (Graves) Romero. In loving memory of Mary Jane (Graves) Romero, born in La Junta, Colo., Oct. 22, 1925, passed away on March 17, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Preston and Basha (Hazel Davis) Graves; husband, Carmen Romero; sister, Doris (Graves) Timonem; her first husband, Peter Buchi. Loved ones mourning their loss: daughter, Carmen (Romero) (Tom) Gillingham; sister, Shirley Lionel; grandchildren, Angela, Mark (Rochelle), Nita, Matt (Theresa), Regina, Chantal Gomez, Alisa (Robert) Gutierrez; nieces, Roberta Maybon, Gayle Wingo; brothers, sisters-in-law, Mary Lou (Ray) Romero and Arthur (Ernestine) Padilla; many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and her best friends, Phantom and Baby. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2011, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Romero, Mauricio Ermey
Mauricio Ermey Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 2006 - Mauricio Ermey Romero passed away unexpectedly at home Jan. 13, 2006. He was born in Walsenburg in 1923. Preceded in death by his father, Jose Mauricio Romero; mother, Dora D. Romero; one brother; and two sisters. Survived by his wife of 63 years, Dora Romero; his son, Emil (Nancy) Romero; and daughter, Carla Romero; grandchildren, Edward (Diana) Romero, Felicia (Paul) Bueno, Anna (Dennis) Rivera; great-grandchildren, Brandon, his Buckaroo Mark, Sareena, Breeanna, Giovanni, Derik, Dante, Faith and Reese; sisters, Rosella Ybarra and Evelyn (Tom Rodriguez); numerous nephews, nieces, extended family and friends very dear to him. He served his country proudly as a sergeant in World War II. He retired after 30 years of service as a foreman with the Santa Fe Railroad. He was loved by many and will be sadly missed. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday at Imperial Memorial Chapel, interment following at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Romero, Obed Levi
Rev. Obed Levi Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - April 8, 2009 - Rev. Obed Levi Romero, 82, of Seal Beach, Calif., went to be with the Lord on April 3, 2009. Preceded in death by his parents, Felipe and Sofia Romero; brothers, Cecilio Romero, Alfonso Romero and Delbert Sonny Romero; and sisters, Anne Vigil, Cordelia Espinoza, Trinidad Espinoza, Sophie Martinez and Helen Martinez. Survived by his loving wife, Helen Lucille Romero of Seal Beach, Calif.; son, Don (Mary) Romero of Las Vegas, Nev.; daughters, Lorrie (Brian) Grant of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Daphne Childress of Woodlands, Texas; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pastor Obed served as a pastor in the Latin American District of the Assemblies of God for 60 years. He pastored churches in Colorado, New Mexico, California, and Utah. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel, Alamosa. Prayer service, 7 p.m. Friday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, both services at the River of Life Assembly of God, Alamosa. Interment, Alamosa Cemetery.

Romero, Patricia Ann
Patricia Ann Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2011 - Patricia Ann Romero went to be with the Lord on March 7, 2011. Patricia is preceded in death by her beloved parents, Joe O. and Frances Herrera. Patricia is survived by her brothers, Mike (Rene) Herrera and Rudy (Neola) Herrera; daughters, Kathy (Red Maez) Romero and Yvonne (Sam) Montoya; and devoted son, David Romero. Patricia' s cherished grandchildren are Vanessa, Nick (Angie), Hannah, Lauren, Amber, Noah and Hope. Patricia had many nieces and nephews whom she always greeted with a loving smile. Patricia was a great cook and enjoyed feeding the ' whole world.'  Memories spent over her preparations will never be forgotten. Patricia enjoyed good movies, especially scary ones, but most of all enjoyed dressing up and visiting with family and friends. Patricia will be missed by all. Rosary will be held at Angelus Chapel, Thursday March 10, 2011 at 7 p.m. Mass will be held at Mt. Carmel Church, Friday March 11, 2011 at 1 p.m.

Romero, Pedro
Pedro Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - August 1, 1973 - Pedro Romero. Services, St. Mary church, Las Animas: Rosary recitation 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Mass of the Resurrection 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment Las Animas Cemetery.

Romero, Priscilla Dolores
Priscilla Dolores Romero - Huerfano Journal - May 13, 2010 - Priscilla Dolores Romero, 87, of Walsenburg, died peacefully at home, April 27, 2010. Born December 12, 1922 to Teofila and Amadeo Vigil of Bear Creek. Preceded in death by her husband, Onesimo R. Romero, daughters, Martha, Theresa, Avelina and Dolores Romero. Survived by a son, Onesimo ' Butch'  Romero, daughters, Mary Ann, Geraldine, Patricia, Rosemarie, Gloria, numerous grandchildren & great-grandchildren. Rosary was held at 7:30 pm, Friday, April 30, 2010. Funeral Mass was at 1:30 pm, Saturday, May 1, 2010, both were held at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg, CO.

Romero, Rebecca
Rebecca Romero - Trinidad Times Independent - August 14, 2012 - Rebecca Romero, 79, passed away Aug. 10, 2012, in Pueblo. She was born Nov. 22, 1932, in Mosquero, N.M., to the late Augustine and Lucy Vigil. Rebecca was preceded in death by her parents, and one daughter Mary Ann Romero. She is survived by her 11 children, Laura (Paul) Huck of Mesa, Ariz., Cecilia (OD) Ortiz of Raton, Tim (Ellen) Martinez of Apache Junction, Ariz., Margaret (Edward) Sena of El Paso, Texas, Tom Martinez of Colorado Springs, Antonio Martinez of Trinidad, Augustine Martinez of Carlsbad, N.M., Elaine (Joe) Ingram of Carlsbad, Ted (Senaida) Romero of Albuquerque, N.M., Sam Romero of Raton, Paul (JoAnn) Romero of Carlsbad, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rebecca was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed. Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be held Thursday, Aug. 16, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick' s/ St. Joseph' s Catholic Church with Deacon Thomas Alderette followed by the Solemn Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. with Father John Trambly as the Celebrant. Rite of committal and interment will follow at Fairmont Cemetery. Arrangements for Rebecca Romero are under the direction of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.

Romero, Richard
Richard "Mike" Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - February 5, 2012 - Richard "Mike" Romero, 59, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 2, 2012. He was preceded in death by his mother, Priscilla Romero; and brother, Albino Jr. Mike is survived by his father, Albino Romero Sr.; sister, Maxine Watta; brother-in-law, Anthony Carter; nephew, Luke Watta; and numerous extended family and friends. Mike graduated from South High School with a football scholarship to Adams State College. He was recruited to Oklahoma State University and played football for the Sooners. Mike was a very talented linebacker and was proud of his accomplishments. Special note, thank you Mike for supporting my singing all of your life, Maxine. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held at a later date.

Romero, Richard Rudolph
Richard Rudolph Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2012 - Richard Rudolph Romero, 38, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Feb. 18, 2012. Survived by his wife, Jennifer Romero; sons, Richard Jr., Aiden and Lil Frank; daughters, Christina, Jazmyne and Kayla; mothers, Peggy ' Irene'  Anderson and Patty Aggson; father- in-law, Michael Aggson; sisters, Alice Anderson, Ruby Hernandez and Jessica Aggson; brothers, Johnny Romero and Jacob Aggson; many aunts, uncles, cousins and his very special nieces and nephews, whom he loved very much; also his former wife, Crystal Romero. Preceded in death by his father, Frank Romero and many others. Richard loved spending time with all his family. He was an avid Lakers, Dodgers and Raiders fan. He loved watching sports with his boys. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Viewing from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and service, 10 a.m. Friday, both in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. The family requests that everyone attending wear blue. Donations may be made to Richard Romero Fund through the funeral home.

Romero, Ronald Scott
Ronald Scott "Pops" Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 2009 - Ronald Scott "Pops" Romero, 58, went to join his beloved wife of 25 years to continue his journey on June 12, 2009, at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice House in Pueblo, Colo. "Ron," as he affectionately was known, was born Aug. 26, 1950, in Pueblo, Colo. He was predeceased by his parents, Fructoso and Nadine (Martinez) Romero; and his loving wife, Lorraine (Martinez) Romero. He was employed at Peterson Air Force Base as a meat supervisor. He was part owner of Grandpappy's Tavern. Ron was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend. Ron had a great sense of humor and always was willing to tell or listen to a joke. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved family: sister, Cindy (Sam) Romero; children, Gene (Theresa) Naranjo, Valerie (DJ) Gallegos, Stella (James) Ortega, Ron and Georgia Romero; nine grandchildren, Felicia Lopez, Stephanie Naranjo, Sarah Cortez, Tiaira and Marcus Ortega, Destinee and Aliyah Gallegos, Brooklyn Romero and Aubreanna Roybal; great-grandchild, Isabella Cortez-Ortegon; godson, David Calderon; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Ron enjoyed watching the Broncos, riding his Harley, fishing and spending all his free time with his grandchildren, who were his pride and joy. Special thanks to Dr. Travis Archuleta and staff for the loving care of our father, and also the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ron's name to the Hospice House through the funeral home. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Church of the Good Shepherd, 1216 Beech St., with Pastor Sam Sisneros officiating. Interment beside his beloved wife, Ernestine, at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the burial rites.

Romero, Salvador J.
Salvador J. Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2011 - Salvador J. Romero, 88, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 24, 2011. He was preceded in death by his loving first wife, Mary E. Romero; granddaughters, Mandy Gettler and April Fresquez; son-in-law, Fernando Trujillo; parents, Elias G. and Erminda R. Rascon; his only sister, Mary Rose Espinoza and father- in-law, Luis Romero. Salvador is survived by his wife, Silveria Ortega-Romero; children, Salvador T. (Tina) Romero, Eleanor Trujillo, Mona Martin, Mike (Geraldine) Romero, JoAnn Erskine, Jeannette Romero, Mary Ann (Melvin) Vigil, Josette Trujillo and Misty Gettler-Romero; 20 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great- grandchildren. Salvador retired from the Pueblo Army Depot in 1969 after 18 years of service. Salvador was a devoted husband and father. God and his family were his priorities. 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.

Romero, Shirley Ann Marie
Shirley Ann Marie Romero - Denver Post - February 17, 2005 - Shirley Ann Marie Romero, October 28, 1946 - February 8, 2005, of Denver. born in Walsenburg, CO. Loving wife to Robert; beloved mother of Robert, Ana and Julian Romero, all of Denver; grandchildren Nicole, Julian, Jennifer, and Juanita; 4 sisters; many in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends. She will be missed by all who knew her. Memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 18th, 2005, 4 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 36th & Kalamath St. A dinner reception will follow.

Romero, Silas
Silas Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - September 9, 2012 - Silas Romero passed away Sept. 1, 2012. Survived by his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Service, 6 p.m. Sept. 11, 2012, at Roselawn Cemetery.

Romero, Stella A.
Stella A. Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - June 5, 2013 - Stella A. Romero, 96, of Colorado Springs, formerly of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on June 1, 2013. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Lon C.; son, Gilbert ' Jimmy' ; and siblings, Lawrence and Aurelia ' LaLa.'  Stella is survived by her children, Loney (Michele), George (Angie), Linda E. (George J.) and Robert (Catherine); numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sister, Anita; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing, prior to service. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Romero, Theodore Elias
Theodore Elias Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2012 - Theodore Elias Romero, 82, La Veta, June 19. Boies Ortega, Walsenburg.

Romero, Theresa Rose
Theresa Rose Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2012 - Theresa Rose Romero entered the gates of heaven on March 13, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Rebecca Santistevan; and brothers-in-law, Fermin and Felix. Theresa is survived by her husband, Lee Romero; children, Thomas, Steve (Michelle) and Fred (Lupe) Earnest; grandchildren, Ashley, Daniel and Brooke; siblings, Fabiola Valdez, Cecilia Vigil, Andrea (Joe) Gomez, Ray (Charlotte) Santistevan and Jose (Maria) Santistevan. She also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She was a beloved member of St. Francis Legion of Mary Our Lady of Victory, Living Water Prayer Group, Nocturnal Adoration Society and a Eucharistic Minister of St. Francis Parish. She was a perfect wife, mother and grandmother. Theresa touched the lives of everybody she met and will be missed. Contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in memory of Theresa Romero. We' d like to thank Dr. Jensen, Dr. Pacheco and Dr. Sloan and their staff, and a very special thank you to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, with Mass at noon Saturday, both at St. Francis Xavier Church.

Romero, Thomas A.
Thomas A. Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 2012 - Thomas A. Romero, 58, affectionately known as ' TR'  to family and friends, passed away unexpectedly on March 4, 2012. He was born Sept. 8, 1953, to the union of Thomas and Esther Romero, who both preceded him in death, along with a sister, Bernadette Romero. He is survived by his brothers, Stephen Romero and Paul Michael Romero; special aunt, Mary Romero; and cousin, Jeanette Romero. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel. Family may be reached at the home of his aunt, Mary Romero.

Romero-Casso, Selena M.
Selena M. Romero Casso - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2012 - Selena M. Romero Casso, 36, of Commerce City, formerly of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on June 17, 2012. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Susie and Leno Martinez and Cid and Emma Gonzales. Selena is survived by her children, Cecelia ' Cece'  and Aristotle ' A.J.'  Casso; parents, Carol and Nick Gonzales; siblings, Chris (Shellie), Raquel (Mario) and Nick; niece, Ava; nephews, Jordan and Nick Jr.; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends. Selena was a graduate of East High School, class of 1993. Following high school, she received a bachelor' s degree from CSU-Fort Collins and also a master' s degree from Regis University. Selena received her LPC license and CAC III license. She was a devoted mother to her children. Selena loved her family dearly and will be forever missed. Rosary service, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Cremation to follow. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Romero-Rodriquez, Mollie M.
Mollie M. Romero-Rodriquez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 3, 2013 - Mollie M. Romero-Rodriquez was called by our Lord to return home on Feb. 16, 2013. Mother of David (Mary) Romero, Arvada, Diana Romero, Las Vegas, Patricia (David) Marrero, Pueblo and Rae Ann (Tyrone) Pettway, Las Vegas. She is survived by 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her loving husbands, Raymond Romero and Pete Rodriguez; her mother, Laura Tafoya; her father, Lawrence Tafoya; brothers, Joseph Tafoya, Henry Tafoya; sisters, Margaret Longley, Virginia Peralta; and stepdaughter, Frances Garcia. Mollie was born in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Sept. 16, 1921, where she lived until she married Raymond and moved to Pueblo. While in Pueblo, she was a founding member of the ERO Women's club and a member of the American G.I. Forum. Rosary at 9:30 a.m. and Mass to follow at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at St. Leander Catholic Church.

Romine, Glendle L.
Glendle L. "Glen" Romine - Pueblo Chieftain - February 7, 2010 - Glendle L. "Glen" Romine, 69, passed away Feb. 5, 2010. Survived by his wife, Nancy A. Romine; children, Greg (Diane) Romine and Christopher (Crystine) Romine; grandchildren, Nicholas, Emma and Ashlyn. He was preceded in death by his son, Bradley Romine. Glen was born Dec. 10, 1940, in Chariton, Iowa. He loved playing golf and was a member of the Holly Dot golf course in Colorado City. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Waudell Maple officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Rye Angel House, through the funeral home.

Romines, Jack
Jack ' Ed'  Romines - Pueblo Chieftain - January 1, 2010 - Jack Romines, 74, passed away Dec. 29, 2009. Survived by five children, 19 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, and funeral, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, both at Roselawn Funeral Home. Pueblo Chieftain - January 5, 2010 - Jack ' Ed'  Romines, 74, passed away Dec. 29, 2009. Funeral, 1 p.m. today, Roselawn Funeral Home. Interment, Roselawn. Reception to follow at New Heights Baptist Church, 3304 Baltimore Ave.

Romines-Garnett, Edith Ellen
Edith Ellen Romines-Garnett - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2010 - Edith Ellen Romines-Garnett, 73, passed away Oct. 28, 2010. Survived by her children, Leroy Waterman, Vickie Waterman, Frances Edwards, and Barbie Garnett. Also survived by numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren and numerous family members. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Romo, Sophie
Sophie Romo - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2006 - Sophie Romo, 78. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday. Full obituary on Wednesday.

Roney, Diana Lynn
Diana Lynn Roney - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 2011 - Diana Lynn Roney, 61, born in Toledo, Ohio, on Feb. 26, 1950; passed away Aug. 27, 2011. Survived by husband, Larry; children, Scott and Jo Roney, Greg and Jackie Leber, Glenn and Terri Roney, Andrea and Andi Leber-Dower, Jacob and Leighlani Escobado; 10 grandchildren; siblings, Sharon and Jeff Whittaker and Jim and Myrtle Nevers. Special thanks to Barbara and Jim Wake. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Roney, Eugene
Eugene (Gino) Roney - 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.

Ronning, Darla Jean
Darla Jean (Bundy) Ronning - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 2011 - Darla Jean (Bundy) Ronning, 65, of Pueblo West, and formerly of Lamar, went home to be with the Lord on July 19, 2011, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Darla was born Oct. 10, 1945, in Sioux Falls, S.D., to Elvin Reed and Lorraine Bundy. She spent most of her school years in Lamar, Colo., and graduated from Lamar High School in 1963. She was joined in marriage to Gregor Vernon Ronning on Aug. 4, 1963. Their union was blessed with two daughters. Darla is survived by her husband of almost 48 years, Gregor of Pueblo West; her daughter and son-in-law, Tanda and Thomas McCombe IV; and her daughter and son-in-law, Tricia and Jeffrey Lindsey, all of Colorado Springs. She also is survived by the loves of her life, her five grandchildren, Ivy, Zachary and Molly Lindsey, and Clay and Tabitha McCombe. She is survived by her stepfather, Theodore Bradley of La Junta; and her sisters, Eldarae Braddon of Kailua, Hawaii, and Twyla Pickering of Pueblo. She also is survived by two stepsisters, Jane (Paul) Duran and Beth Bradley, of Denver. She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Joanne Page of Yuba City, Calif., and Trudy (John) Roesch of McClave. She leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews to mourn her loss. She is survived by her aunts, JoAnn Kenyon, Sioux Falls, S.D., Pat Newlin, Sundance, Wyo., and Millie Bundy, Lamar; and many cousins and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elvin Bundy and Lorraine Bradley; and her brother, Russell Reed Bundy. In addition to her family, Darla was blessed by many close friendships throughout her life and different places of residence. She was employed in Lamar by Washington Elementary School and Heath and Turpin Trucking. She and Greg were owners of Lamar Credit Services from 1990-2004. She and Greg retired to Pueblo West in 2004. She was instrumental in establishing the Community Bible Study in Pueblo as its coordinator. Her Christian faith was the most important thing in her life, and she was a witness and inspiration to everyone who was blessed to know her. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church during her years in Lamar and Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Pueblo West. She and Greg traveled extensively in their retirement. A highlight of her life was a trip to Hawaii with her husband, daughters and their families in 2006. She and Greg also spent a week in post-hurricane Mississippi to help build a Habitat for Humanity House. They enjoyed frequent trips to Arizona in the winter and traveled to and from Colorado Springs to enjoy grandchildren's activities. She visited nearly all 50 states and Canada and Mexico. One of her favorite places in the world was the family cabin she nicknamed the ' Ronning Retreat'  in San Isabel. She enjoyed crocheting and handiwork, as well as a lifelong love of playing the piano. Per Darla's request, memorial donations may be made to the Wayside Cross Gospel Rescue Mission in Pueblo or any charity of choice. The family extends warm thanks to the many caring professionals in the medical community that helped her on her journey, including Penrose Cancer Center and Sangre de Cristo Hospice. A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011, at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood Lane, Pueblo, CO, 81005. Private inurnment will take place at a later date for immediate family.

Root-Belport, Verna Mae
Verna Mae Root-Belport - Pueblo Chieftain - April 6, 2010 - Verna Mae Root-Belport was born Sept. 7, 1925, in Dodge City, Kan., and entered eternal life on April 3, 2010. Verna was preceded in death by her parents; and husband of 56 years, Donald L. Root. Verna married Donald on Sept. 15, 1943, and two years later moved to Pueblo, Colo., to build their life and raise their eight children: Donna M. Cox (Vern) of Cabot, Ark., Ronald (Earlene) Root, Robert (Kathy) Root, Barbara J. Root, Katherine L. Root of Harrisburg, Pa.,, Darrell (Kathy) Root of Littleton, Colo., Donald (Shelli) Root and Sherri (Joe) Padilla; ten grandchildren and 17 great- grandchildren. Verna was married to Clifford Belport in 2002, until his death in 2009. Verna was a devoted Catholic, having attended Sacred Heart Cathedral and then St. Leander. Viewing, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, and funeral, 11 a.m. Thursday, April 8, both at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Interment, Imperial Garden Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff at University Park Life Care and Sangre de Cristo Hospice, who helped make the last of her life comfortable. Arrangements, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Rope, Albert E.
Albert E. Rope - Denver Evening Post - June 28, 1899 - Albert E. Rope Dead - The Well-Known Broker Died in Pueblo - Word has been received in this city that Albert E. Rope had died at a hospital in Pueblo on Tuesday evening. Death came after a long illness from a complication of diseases. Mr. Rope was well known in this city and Colorado Springs. He had been prominent in mining circles in both cities, his name having been connected with several leading brokerage firms. He was formerly a member of the firm of Doubleday, Rope & Co., and later was a member of the firm of Rope, Key & Co. He had long been a great sufferer from various diseases. The funeral services were held in Pueblo. Note: This man is buried in Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo, Colorado. The online records list his first name instead as Alfred, and his age at death is listed as 33.

Rope, Mary Ann
Mary Ann Rope - Pueblo Chieftain - February 7, 2010 - Mary Ann Rope, 93, passed away on Feb. 4, 2010. Tony was born Sept. 3, 1916, in Oshkosh, Wis. He was preceded in death by his son, Anthony Jr.; and his brother, Alvin Robl. Tony is survived by his wife of 69 years, Genevieve; son, Steven (Cindy) of Lakewood, Colo.; grandchildren, Christopher of Chestnut Hill, Mass., and Stephanie (Stephen Wenzel) of Franklin, Mass.; great-grandchildren, Olivia Taylor and Isabella Shea Wenzel; brother, Joe Robl; sister-in-law, Kathleen Robl. He also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, all of Wisconsin. Tony was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church; served in the Wisconsin and Colorado National Guard earning the rank of master sergeant. Contributions may be made in Tony' s name to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Charity of Choice. Private family services will be held. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Rope, Ray H.
Ray H. Rope - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2009 - Ray H. Rope, 77, passed away on Feb. 21, 2009. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, MaryAnn Rope; sons, Mark Rope and Ray A. Rope; brother, Ronald Rope, sister-in-law, Theresa Regusa; brothers-in-law, Tano Margie Zambarelli and John Maccagnan. Ray also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lonnie Jo Rope; his parents, Ray Henry and Mamie Rope; parents-in-law, Tony and Vita Zambarelli; and a brother, Ralph Rope. Ray worked for the CF&I as an accountant and computer programmer for 30 years. At his request, cremation. No service. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made in his name to the Roger Dorcy Cancer Center at St. Mary-Corwin. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Roper, James Thomas
James Thomas Roper - Trinidad Times Independent - April 13, 2012 - James Thomas Roper died Saturday, April 7, 2012. Jim was born Oct. 17, 1930, in Brilliant, N.M., to Alex Anderson and Margaret Hay Anderson. In 1938, his mother was remarried to Lyle D. Roper, at which time Jim took the name Roper. Jim married his first love, Joyce Brunelli, on Aug. 1, 1950. She was killed by a drunk driver Oct. 12, 1973. Jim married Flolene Porterfield Main on Dec. 7, 1974. Jim was a man of many facets, but he will always be remembered as Mr. KRTN. Jim first went to work for KRTN radio when he was a senior in high school in December 1948, just 20 days after KRTN went on the air. Jim ultimately purchased 20 percent of KRTN in 1962, purchased it in its entirety in February 1964 and maintained ownership until 2005. Jim was truly a broadcast pioneer and was inducted into the New Mexico Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2001. Jim had a great love for the youth of his community; he wore a whistle as a basketball referee for 27 years and umpired baseball for 35 years before retiring in 1986. He sponsored dances for youths so they would have something to do and he was an avid supporter of 4-H and FFA, so much so that he was given an Honorary State Farmer degree in 1970 and was presented with the Distinguished Service Award by the New Mexico FFA in 1985. Jim talked of growing up around his grandfather Tom Hay Sr. and how much he learned from him. This is where his love for the intricacies of one of New Mexico' s most precious resources was formed and why he faithfully served his community in working to create a viable long-term solution for their drinking water. He served on the Raton Water Board for more than 37 years and was instrumental in acquiring the water rights Raton now enjoys from Eagle Nest Lake. He was even sometimes referred to as the Water Czar. Jim knew water was important to the growth of Raton, but he also knew that it needed new opportunities, in 1973, Jim was an instrumental organizer and lead guide for board members of the NRA as they toured northeastern New Mexico for a site of the complete outdoor shooting experience. That tour led to what is now the world-recognized NRA Whittington Center. Jim was very proud of his humble roots and wore the fact of growing up in a coal camp proudly on his sleeve, as years went on and with the old camps closed he became one of Colfax County' s authorities on the coal camps, of northern New Mexico, and their history. Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Hay Roper; his biological father Alex Anderson; his father, Lyle D. Roper; his maternal grandparents Tom and Agnes Hay; his paternal grandparents James and Mary Anderson; his sister, Margaret Alaine Roper; and his first wife, Joyce Brunelli Roper. Survivors include his loving wife of 37 years, Flolene Porterfield Main Roper of Raton and his children, Karen Janway of Albuquerque, N.M., Steve Roper of Chicago, Mary Lynn Roper (Sheryl Paloni) of Albuquerque, Mark Roper (Monica) of Roswell, N.M., Donna Henderson (Bob) of Page, Ariz., Ann Maestas (Ernie) of San Antonio, Texas, Bob Main (Robin Deck) of Gainsville, Mo., Jean Crist (Lane) of Clayton, N.M., Sandra Main of Los Lunas, N.M., Jackie Shaw (Gary) of Mills, N.M., Frank Main (Debbie) of Castle Rock and Richard ' Hunker'  Main (Julie) of Raton. He is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at the First Baptist Church in Raton at 11 a.m. Monday, April 16, with Pastor Bruce Kirby officiating. Arrangements and celebration of love for Jim Roper are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

Roper, Lois
Lois Roper - Pueblo Chieftain - January 4, 2011 - Lois Roper, 98, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 2, 2010. She was preceded in death by her great-nephew, whom she adopted as her son, Capt. Eddie C. Rhodes; and siblings, Raye, Joy and Dean. Lois is survived by her daughter-in-law, Vicki Carlton Rhodes; and siblings, Virgil and Carroll Jacobs; also many nieces and nephews. Lois was an avid bowler up until she was over 90 years old. She worked at the Pueblo Army Depot during World War II and as a sales clerk in many local clothing stores including Montgomery Wards and Fashion Bar. She will be missed by her family and friends. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Rorick, Sheril Kay
Sheril Kay "Sherry" Rorick - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2012 - Sheril Kay "Sherry" Rorick, 69, Westcliffe, Nov. 14. Holt, Canon City.

Rosa, Charley
Charley Rosa - Rocky Mountain News - June 23, 1891 - Walsenburg, Colo., June 22 - Charley Rosa, an Italian, was brutally murdered in a grove near town last night. As usual, they were having a Sunday evening jollification which ended in a fight. Rosa' s head was crushed in with a large brass beer faucet. The party were arrested and brought to town, four being placed in jail at noon. The coroner' s jury brought in a verdict implicating six of his companions in the crime.

Rosales, Jesus Sr.
Jesus ' Chuey'  Rosales Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 3, 2013 - Jesus ' Chuey'  Rosales Sr., 80, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 31, 2012. He was born Feb. 1, 1932. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Jane Rosales; children, Jesus (Charlene) Rosales Jr.; his loving daughter, JoAnn Rosales; son, James Rosales; daughter-in-law, Caroline Rosales; his brother, Daniel (Dolores) Rosales Sr.; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Maria Rosales; son, Joseph R. Rosales; grandson, Armando Rosales; sister-in-law, Jennie Perez; in-laws, Nemecio and Carmela Perez; sisters, Rebecca Hood, Mary Lou Bueno, Dora Acosta and Socorro Hernandez; brothers, Michael Rosales, Manuel Rosales and former City Councilman John Rosales, who was Pueblo' s first elected Spanish city councilman; and stepfather, Jose Felix Borjon. Chuey worked for the CF&I as a steelworker and grievance man for 43 years. Chuey was a very religious man. He was a dedicated Yankees and Cleveland Browns fan. He also loved to watch boxing. His family and grandchildren were everything to him. He will be greatly missed. A huge thank you to Rhonda Goodwin, Ken Brewer, Ray ' Coach'  Marquira, Diane Gurule and Agatha Jackson of Frontier Home Health; Dr. Gaide and his nurse, Rachel; Dr. Pacheco of Rocky Mountain Cancer Center; Dr. Stageberg and staff of The Dorcy Cancer Center for all their support. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following service.

Rosales, Joseph R.
Joseph R. Rosales - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 2012 - Joseph R. Rosales, 45, passed away peacefully June 26, 2012, with his family at his bedside. He was born Nov. 2, 1966. He is survived by Caroline, his loving wife of 15 years; his parents, Jesus ' Chuey'  and Jane Rosales; siblings, Jesus ' Chuey'  (Charlene) Rosales Jr., JoAnn Rosales, James Rosales; in-laws, Thomas and Lupe Espinoza, Manuel and Grace Sandoval; brothers-in-law, Jesse Sandoval, Manuel (Jesse) Sandoval Jr., Michael Sandoval and Mark Sandoval; sisters-in-law, Karina Campos, Zsazsa Sandoval, Valerie Fitzgerald and Tamera (Timothy) Davis; godchildren, Alexis Rosales, Elijah Sandoval, Maggie Davis; uncle, Danny (Delores) Rosales. Several nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends also survive. Joseph was preceded in death by his grandparents, Nemecio and Carmela Perez, Manuel and Mary Rosales; nephew, Armando Rosales; aunts, Jennie Perez, Rebecca Hood, Marylou Bueno, Dora Acosta and Socorro Hernandez; uncles, John Rosales, Manuel Rosales and Michael Rosales. Joseph was instrumental in helping to start the Colorado Bluesky Infant and Toddler Program Christmas Holiday Hope Drive. Joseph was very passionate about babies with special needs; he also was a CBE Human Rights Committee member. He worked at San Carlos Correctional Facility as a correctional officer with the Colorado Department of Corrections. He had 15 years of service. Joe ran a Sheltered Workshop for the Developmentally Disabled offenders. He had a special calling for this population and was the best at what he did. Joe wore his uniform proudly. He was highly involved in Employee Council, not only as a member, but as the Employee Council chair for a number of years. In 2008, after the fires in Ordway, Joe organized a furniture/small appliance drive to assist the families who lost their homes. He also organized the annual DOC Softball Tournament. As a member of the Executive Employee Council, Joe chaired the committee that worked tirelessly to create a scholarship fund for the children of current and past DOC staff. Joe was selected as SCCF Employee of the Fourth Quarter in 2007/2008. In 2008, Joe was awarded the ' Outstanding Non- supervisory Employee'  award during the annual CCJA Symposium. This award is given to a criminal justice employee who has made a significant contribution within their agency. Joe definitely made many significant contributions to SCCF and to the department and this award was well deserved. Joseph loved Mariachi music and traveling throughout New Mexico. He was a dedicated Rockies and Raiders fan. He enjoyed playing softball, loved doing landscaping and interior design. He and Caroline are partners with Lamar Trant and Nora McAuliffe as owners of Exquisite Taste on Union Avenue. Joseph' s legacy will live on through the many lives he has touched. Donations may be made to Colorado Correctional Employees Scholarship Fund and to CBE Infant and Toddler Program. Memorial service, 11a.m. Saturday, Family Worship Center, 3800 Parker Blvd., with Pastor Wayne Davis officiating.

Rosales, Lupe
Lupe Rosales - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2009 - Lupe Rosales entered into eternal life on May 12, 2009. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Emerlinda Rosales; children, Julie (Robert) Tenorio, John (Toni) Rosales, Maria (Chris) Williams, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous family and friends. Viewing, 4 p.m. Friday, and recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, both at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Pius X Catholic Church. Private family inurnment. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Roscover, Margaret Ann
Margaret Ann Roscover - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 2009 - Margaret Ann Roscover, 79, passed away Dec. 22, 2009. She was born to Arthur and Perrina (DeJulio) Carmichael in Montrose, Colo., graduated from Montrose High School in 1948, then attended Western State College in Gunnison, and University of Colorado in Boulder. She graduated with a bachelor' s degree in journalism. Margaret wrote articles for the Montrose Daily Press and for the newspaper in Greeley. A few years later she went back to college for a teaching certificate. Pueblo District 60 contacted her at this time and offered her a job as an elementary school teacher. There she met her lifelong friend, Lois Hood, who introduced her to her husband of 53 years, David R. Roscover. Margaret retired to raise her daughters, Shauna and Tiana. She substitute taught for Districts 60 and 70 for a few years. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Past president of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, serving as treasurer for several years. She was an avid bowler in the Pueblo City League as a member of the Lazy Bones Team. Margaret and Dave were members of the Pueblo Chapter of the Good Sam' s Camping Club for many years and served as past president. Margaret is survived by her husband; daughters, Shauna (Joe) Vucetich and Tiana (Ryan) Waring; grandsons, Michael and David Vucetich, Quintin and Connor Waring; numerous brothers- and sisters-in-law; cousins; nieces and nephews. Viewing, noon to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28, 2009, and service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, Imperial Memorial Gardens with internment to follow. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Rose Perea
Rose ' Tita'  Perea - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2010 - Rose ' Tita'  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.

Rose, Dorothy C.
Dorothy C. Rose - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 2008 - Dorothy C. Rose passed away July 14, 2008 in Pueblo. Dorothy was born Nov 21, 1920 in Buffalo Lake, Minnesota and had lived in Pueblo since 1956. She was preceded in death by her parents Nels and Erma Nelson and three brothers. Her survivors include her children James Wade, William Wade, Roxane (Keith) Bullard and David (Debbie) Rose, 3 sisters, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, 2008 in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Pastor John Richardson officiating.

Rose, Ione Fay
Ione Fay Readshaw Rose - Cortez Journal - December 8, 2003 - Ione Fay Readshaw Rose of Cortez died Aug. 29, 2003, in the Vista Grande Nursing Home. She was 89. She was born Dec. 6, 1913, to Leonard and Cena Readshaw in Tyrone, Okla. She attended grade school and high school in Branson, Colo. After that, she attended Barnes Business School in Denver. She married Troy J. Rose Oct. 26, 1933, in Denver, and they had four children. The Roses moved to Telluride in the early 1930s where they ran a grocery store, Rose's Food Market, for 20 years. After the mines closed, they bought a ranch at Slick Rock, Colo., where they raised Hereford cattle and later grullo and buckskin horses. During this time, Mrs. Rose became the postmaster at Slick Rock. The couple also ran the Chuck Wagon Cafe at the bottom of Slick Rock Hill. Mrs. Rose was a renowned cook, famous for her ham and beans, fried bread and homemade cinnamon rolls. She love playing games and won the hearts of her grandchildren with a cheeseburger D and thick-as-can-be milkshakes. The Roses moved to Rangely, Colo., for a short time, but after Mr. Rose died in 1994, Mrs. Rose moved to Cortez, where she remained until her death. Mrs. Rose is survived by two sons, Vern and Harold Rose and daughter Joyce Woodward and by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, daughter Marlene, three sisters and one brother. A funeral mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. today at St. Jude Catholic Church in Dove Creek. Inurnment shall take place in the Rangely Cemetery at a later date. Cortez Four Corners Funeral Chapel Hale & Gerken is serving the family.

Rose, Kenneth
Kenneth "Petey" Rose - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 2010 - Kenneth "Petey" Rose, 53, went to be with the Lord Aug. 14, 2010. He is survived his mother, stepfather, three sisters, and one son. Petey enjoyed weightlifting. Cremation has taken place.

Rose, Ruth MacDonald
Ruth MacDonald Rose - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2010 - Ruth MacDonald Rose, 83, of Pueblo, passed away March 9, 2010. She was born Feb. 12, 1927, in Canton, China, to Wilfred and Mabel (Drury) MacDonald. She held a master' s degree in social work from the University of Illinois, and worked with Social Services of Pueblo before becoming the director of Carousel Center for Children, which she ran until her retirement in 1989. She was an ardent supporter of numerous education, human rights and environmental organizations, and a frequent volunteer at Pueblo museums, elections, and humanitarian efforts, always eager to support community and, especially, children. She was a member of the Pueblo Choral Society for over 35 years and the Pueblo Unitarian Fellowship Church for over 40. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Jean Thomas. She is survived by her children, Scott (Meredith Ward) Rose of Acton, Mass., Fred Rose of New York City, N.Y., Cathy (Dan) Hayes of Pueblo; grandchildren, Brandon Hayes, Jennifer Hayes and Leslie Rose; and great-grandchild, Kylie Hayes; and by sisters, Catharine (Charles) Nichols of Columbus, Ohio, and Margaret Getaz of Swarthmore, Pa. Celebration of Life service, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 13, Unitarian Universalist Church of Pueblo, 110 S. LaCrosse Ave. Contributions may be made in Ruth' s honor to the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo.

Rose, Scott David
Scott David Rose - Pueblo Chieftain - June 7, 2012 - Scott David Rose, 50, Acton, Mass., formerly of Pueblo, May 28. Acton Funeral Home, Acton. Acton Funeral Home Obituary: Scott David Rose, 50, of Acton, MA, died peacefully Monday, May 28, 2012, at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He was the loving husband of Meredith N. Ward, to whom he was married for 15 years, and proud father of Leslie M. Rose. Born in Vancouver, Washington, and raised in Pueblo, Colorado, he was the son of David W. Rose of Lakewood, Colorado, and the late Ruth D. (MacDonald) Rose. Scott graduated from Pueblo Central High and was a state championship swimmer. He earned a swimming scholarship to Colorado State University, transferred to Central Michigan State' s program, and later attended school at the University of Colorado, where he was a German major. The highlight of his college career was studying abroad in Germany for over a year. Scott pursued a wide variety of interests. He spent a year traveling across the US exploring new places. He loved the outdoors and worked at Yosemite National Park. Passionate about all forms of dance, Scott was a member of the American Tap Dance Orchestra in New York City and an avid contradancer. He loved cycling and worked part-time at the Cycle Loft in Burlington, MA. Scott enjoyed organizing the Charlie Baker Time Trial for the Northeast Bicycle Club. He was employed in IT at Fidelity and recently as a consultant in the energy industry. But Scott' s favorite job was being a stay-at-home Daddy with his beloved daughter, Leslie. In addition to his wife, daughter, and father, Scott is survived by his brother, Fred Rose of New York City; two sisters, Cathy Hayes of Pueblo, Colorado, and Janet Rose of Denver, Colorado; and a large extended family. Memorial services in Massachusetts and Colorado will be held at later dates. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in his name to The Ashokan Foundation, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY 12461 (ashokanfoundation.org).

Rosenbaugh, Virginia Agnes
Virginia Agnes Rosenbaugh - Cortez Journal - October 3, 2004 - Funeral services for Virginia Agnes Rosenbaugh, a longtime resident of Cortez will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. Father Derrek D. Scott will officiate. Interment will follow at the Cortez Cemetery. Visitation has been set for Friday afternoon from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Ertel Memorial Chapel. A Prayer Vigil will be held Friday evening at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church beginning at 7:30 p.m. Virginia was born July 15, 1918 at Walsenburg, Colo., the daughter of Adolph Joseph and Virginia (Agnes) Dissler. She died at her home in Cortez on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004 at the age 86. On Feb. 7, 1942, Virginia married George Glen Rosenbaugh in Walsenburg, Colo. To this union nine children were born. Prior to moving to Cortez in 1963, the Rosenbaugh family lived in Durango for three years. Virginia was an active member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church and belonged to the Catholic Daughters and the Alter and Rosary Society. For many years she was a registered nurse at Southwest Memorial Hospital and Vista Grande Nursing Home. She was a volunteer for Hospice of Montezuma and enjoyed visiting shut-ins. Surviving Virginia are her children, George "Tom" Rosenbaugh and wife, Ann, of Moncks Corners, S.C., Ray Rosenbaugh and wife, Terri, of Arvada, Ron Rosenbaugh of Cortez, Jim Rosenbaugh and wife, Mindy, of Cortez, Charlie Rosenbaugh and wife, Denise, of Cortez, Ginger Byers and husband, Mike, of Albuquerque, N.M., Terry Rosenbaugh of Durango, Jerry Rosenbaugh and wife, Debbie, of Westminster, and Don Rosenbaugh and wife, Kati, of Littleton; and 18 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Her husband, George, preceded Virginia in death in June 1973; as did two brothers and one sister. Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Virginia Rosenbaugh with Hospice of Montezuma, 1345 S. Broadway, Cortez. Services are under the direction of the Ertel Funeral Home. For further service information you may log on to www.ertelfuneralhome.com and click on the obituary section

Rosenblat, Bral
Bral Rosenblat - Pueblo Indicator - April 10, 1937 - Bral Rosenblat Dies - Bral Rosenblat, 82, a retired junk dealer, died at his home, 309 Chester Street, April 2nd. His death was caused by heart failure. He was well known in Bessemer where he owned several business buildings and made frequent trips here. He is survived by three sons, Julius, Charles, and Rueben, and a daughter, Mrs. Goldie Glickman.

Rosenblatt, Isadore
Isadore "Itz" Rosenblatt - Pueblo Chieftain - August 7, 2009 - Isadore "Itz" Rosenblatt, longtime Puebloan, passed away Wednesday night, Aug. 5, 2009, at the age of 95. Those who knew him will remember his pleasant, friendly manner, his quick wit, and his humor. He was affiliated with Pueblo Auto Parts (Big 4) as bookkeeper and manager for over 65 years, where he enjoyed interacting with customers and friends. He especially enjoyed talking Spanish with anyone who was willing and able. He was a longtime member and supporter of various charitable organizations, including United Hebrew Center and B' nai B' rith. He also was co-founder of the Pueblo chapter of the Zionist Organization of America. In his younger years, Itz was athletic and was a hard-throwing baseball and softball player, an excellent pool player and an avid bowler. Itz was predeceased by his wife, Reva, who died in an automobile accident on their 25th wedding anniversary in 1961. He is survived by his daughters, Sally Emr of Malibu, Calif., Elaine Levitin of White Plains, N.Y., and Faye Rosenblatt of Pueblo; and son, Gerald Rosenblatt of the family home in Pueblo. Also surviving are grandsons, Art (Jeddah) Emr and Jon (Valerie) Emr of California, Joel (Michelle) Levitin of New York; granddaughter, Deborah (Bruce) Markowitz of Israel; one great-granddaughter in California; one great-granddaughter and one great-grandson in New York; and four great-grandchildren in Israel. Itz' s funeral will be held at noon today, Aug. 7, 2009, at B' nai Jacob Cemetery located at 23rd and Montezuma. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the United Hebrew Center or to B' nai Jacob Cemetery, through the funeral home.

Rosfeld, Lillian Faith
Lillian Faith Rosfeld - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2012 - Lillian Faith Rosfeld, daughter of Kerry and Erin Rosfeld, passed away May 19, 2012.

Roskey, Robert A.
Robert A. Roskey - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 2013 - Robert A. Roskey, 93, passed away April 25, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Jessie Roskey; and brothers, Richard and Raymond. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Edna; sons, Richard, Don and Alan; daughters-in-law, Vickie, Terri, Lisa and Leanna; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Robert was a World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Army. He retired from CF&I after 41 years as a rail straightener. He enjoyed bowling, square dancing, working on carpentry plus remodeling projects for his family. He was a long-time member of Bethel Methodist Church. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m., Monday, April 29, 2013, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at First Methodist Church. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Ross, Gladys N.
Gladys N. Ross - Pueblo Chieftain - July 8, 2009 - Gladys N. Ross passed away July 5, 2009 in Pueblo, Colorado. She was born Nov 13, 1919 in Fowler, Colorado. She was preceded in death by her parents and 5 brothers. Her survivors include her husband Wilbur Ross, of Colorado City, Colorado; sons, Art Ross, of Pueblo West and Bill Ross, of Anchorage, Alaska; daughter, Sally Call, a full time RVer and one sister Pat Mahan, of Tucson, AZ. She is survived by 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. At her request, cremation will take place. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 10, 2009 at Valley Community Church, Highway 165 & Crow Cutoff in Colorado City. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Sol Amor Hospice, 655 Southpointe Court, Ste, 201, Colorado Springs, CO 80906.

Ross, Gloria J.
Gloria J. Ross - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 2011 - Gloria J. Ross passed away April 9, 2011, in Denver. Gloria was born in Shreveport, La. on June 5, 1951 and had lived in Pueblo since 2003. She was a member of the First A.M.E. Church in Pueblo and will be remembered for her infectious smile and her ' Never Met a Stranger'  attitude. She is survived by her husband, Galen Ross of Pueblo; children, Herman Jamel Burton, Bobby Jean, both of Calif., and Crystal Young of Mich.; two brothers, Bobby Crawford and Anthony Crawford, both of Calif.; as well as 14 grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 15, 2011, at 11 a.m., in the Davis Memorial Chapel.

Ross, John
John Ross - Pueblo Indicator - November 8, 1930 - John Ross, 94, who came to Pueblo in 1859, passed away at the home of a daughter, Mrs. W. L. Russell, Nov. 6th. He formerly lived at Boone and was a well known and highly respected farmer and livestock man.

Ross, Phoebe S.
Phoebe S. Ross - Rocky Mountain News - September 1, 1897 - Mrs. Ross Buried - Trinidad, Colo., Aug. 31 - Phoebe S. Ross, wife of Robert R. Ross, district attorney, was buried today in the Odd Fellows' cemetery. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church, where Rev. Wright delivered the funeral sermon. The members of the Trinidad bar attended in a body.

Ross, Val Richard
Val Richard Ross - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2003 - Val Richard Ross, age 79, of Loveland, Colorado, died Monday, February 10, 2003, in Loveland. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 15, 2003 at Allnutt Funeral Service/Hunter Chapel.

Rossbach, Mary Mead
Mary Mead Rossbach - Grand Island Independent - February 19, 2004 - Mary Mead Rossbach, 43, of Lincoln died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City due to complications during lung transplant surgery. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home in Lincoln. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday with a rosary service. Mrs. Rossbach was born June 20, 1960. Survivors of the immediate family include her husband, Dwight; her mother, Nancy Mead of Lincoln; and a brother, Talbert Mead Jr. of Walsenburg, Colo. She also leaves behind two nieces, Ashley and Haley Nemmers, and a nephew, Jim Oliva. Mary graduated from Lincoln Pius X High School in 1978 and received her bachelor's degree in Social Work from UNL in 1986. She was employed over the years by Aksarben Manor in Omaha, Auburn Community Hospital, the Wood River Good Samaritan Nursing Home and the Waverly Care Center. Memorials may be made to Concerned Nebraskans for Cystic Fibrosis and addressed to Julius Ross, 4320 S. 61st St., Lincoln, NE 68516.

Rosselot, Jack
Jack ' Red'  Rosselot - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 2011 - Jack ' Red'  Rosselot, 64. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, Parkhill Baptist Church, 4235 Parkhill Place, Pueblo. T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home - November 17, 2011 - Jack "Red" Rosselot, 64, went home November 12, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara; and his parents, Orval and Pauline Rosselot. Jack is survived by his children, Josh Rosselot and Monica Rosselot; brothers and sister, Larry (Shirley) Rosselot, Paul (Jackie) Rosselot and Carolyn (Ted) Castor; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. He served in the Army in Vietnam, retired in 2007 from the BNSF Railroad, and was a member of Parkhill Baptist Church. Jack loved spending time with his family, hiking, skiing, traveling, the outdoors and riding his motorcycle. Memorial contributions may be made in his name through the funeral home. Memorial service, 3 pm, Saturday, November 19, 2011 at Parkhill Baptist Church, 4235 Parkhill Place, Pueblo, Colorado. The family would appreciate donations to help with Jack's funeral arrangements, which may be made through the funeral home office. Arrangements under the direction of T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Rosso, Emma Irene
Emma Irene Rosso - Santa Fe Funeral Options - January 20, 2009 - Emma Irene Rosso passed away Jan. 17, 2009. She was born in Colfax, N.M., Aug. 3, 1924, the daughter of Narciso and Divina Federci, both of whom preceded her in death. A sister, Benezia, and a brother, Fred J. Federci, also preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband Lento; son Mike and wife Margie of Cimarron, N.M.; daughter Netta and husband Ron Walker of Eagle Nest, N.M.; granddaughters Divina Rosso, Mistica Walker and DeJa Walker; two great-grandchildren; brother William Federici and wife Elsie of Santa Fe, N.M.; sister Ann Martin of Santa Fe; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family, including relatives in Trinidad. Emma attended school in Dawson, N.M., for nine years, then moved to Cimarron, where she graduated from high school. She attended secretarial school in Albuquerque, N.M., before returning to Cimarron, where she was employed as a telephone operator during World War II. She and Lento were married Feb. 5, 1946, in Springer, N.M. They worked side by side for many years in their grocery store and dry goods store in Cimarron. Emma was a member of the Sorosis Club and the Immaculate Conception Church. She volunteered her time to the Cimarron Fire Department, Kiwanis Club and the Maverick Club. She, along with her husband, family and friends enjoyed traveling, singing, dancing, playing piano, cooking, playing cards, picnicking, fishing and entertaining. A Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m. at the Sister Hildegarde Parish Hall, Highway 21, in Cimarron. Private interment to follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Emma would appreciate donations to the Cimarron Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 567, Cimarron NM 87714.

Roth, David R.
David R. Roth - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 2011 - David R. Roth, 87, passed away Sept. 10, 2011. Survived by his wife of 52 years, Lucille Roth; children, Mary (Dave) Lenio of Elizabeth, Colo., Julie (Howie) Zaler of Aurora, Colo., Susan (Steve, Maj. USAF Ret.) Hirst, Lt. Col. USAF Ret. of Colorado Springs, David (Kelly) Roth of Pueblo, and Jeffrey Roth of Pueblo; sister, Patricia Brown of Pueblo; grandchildren, Kimberly (Bill) Castonguay, Christine Lenio, Stephanie (Patrick, Capt. USAF) Mitchell, Capt. USAF, Stacey Hirst, Peyton Roth, Ryley Roth and Benjamin Roth; and great-grandchildren, Tony and Mallory Castonguay. Preceded in death by his brothers, John, Edward and James Roth. David was born to John and Bertha Roth on Dec. 8, 1923, in Greeley, Colo. He graduated from Pueblo Central High School in 1942 and served as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII. David earned his BSBA degree in accounting and master' s degree from University of Denver. He was a teacher at Risley Junior High and Central High School. David married Lucille Onorati on Dec. 27, 1958, in Pueblo. David was an avid golfer and was proud of his two holes-in-one. He was a member of Pueblo Country Club and life member of BPO Elks No. 90. Viewing from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave., with the Rev. Father Nicodemus Urassa as celebrant. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Pueblo Symphony through the funeral home.

Roth, James D.
James D. "Jim" Roth - Pueblo Chieftain - July 1, 2009 - James D. "Jim" Roth, 81, passed away June 27, 2009. He was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta (Diodosio) Roth; parents, John and Bertha Roth; and brothers, John and Edward. Survived by children, Donna (Mike) Cox, Jimmy Roth and John (Nancy) Roth; grandchildren, Brittany (John) Kristan, Kelly (Anthony) Stupnik, Ryan (Jamie) Cox, Kevin Roth and Bryan Roth; six great-grandchildren, Alexis and Brody Kristan, Zoey and Rylee Stupnik, Maddek and Raef Cox and one on the way; brother, David (Lucille) Roth; sister, Patricia Brown; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was in the U.S. Navy from July 1945 to July 1947 during WWII. Jim was a social studies teacher for 31 years at Morton Elementary and then at Freed Junior High. He was a member of the Elks No. 90, the F.O.E. No. 145, NEA, CEA and PEA, National Historic Society, Colorado State Historical Society, Travelers Protective Association, and he was a friend of Bill W. The family wishes to thank the Autumn Park Unit at University Park Care Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in Jim's memory. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2009; funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2009, both services held at First Presbyterian Church, 10th and Court. Arrangements made under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Roth, Vivian M.
Vivian M. Roth - Reno Gazette-Journal - May 22, 2011 - Vivian M. Roth (Morey) died in Reno, Nevada. Ms. Roth was 82 years old and was born in Pueblo, CO.

Rotherham, Mary Patricia
Mary Patricia "Pat" Rotherham - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 2009 - Mary Patricia "Pat" Rotherham, 81, passed away peacefully Friday morning, Dec. 25, 2009, at her home in Green Bay, Wis. Pat was born June 6, 1928, in Pueblo, Colo., the daughter of the late Charles and Agnes ' Mimi'  Beatty. She attended St. Leander's School, St. Patrick's High School, and Loretto Heights College up until the time of her father's death. She married Joseph Kent Rotherham in Colorado, and relocated to Green Bay in 1967, where they raised their five children, Cheryl, Gary, Greg, Mark and Kurt. Pat enjoyed her working years at the Green Bay Catholic Diocese, but nothing gave her more enjoyment than being with her children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren. She loved her visits to the Pueblo area to visit family members and friends. Survivors include her sister, Sally; brother, Thomas (Deborah) of Denver; children, Cheryl, Gary (Sharon), Greg (Ann), Kurt (Stephanie) and Mark, all of Green Bay; and her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews throughout the country. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Rotherham; parents, Agnes and Charles Beatty; and brother, Charles Beatty. A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 2. Location and time to be announced.

Roubidoux, Mary
Mary "Pesty" Roubidoux - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2012 - Mary "Pesty" Roubidoux. Born March 23, 1924, passed away Feb. 16, 2012, in Galesburgh, Ill. Preceded in death by her mother and father; brother, Mark Pavicich; and sister, Kay Mraovich. Survived by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren; brothers, Steve Pavicich and George (Dixie) Chapo; sister, Mary Monk; nieces and nephews.

Rouse, John David III
John David Rouse III - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2012 - John David Rouse III, 56, of Pueblo West, passed away Aug. 21, 2012. He was preceded in death by his mother, Janet Cochrane; and brother, Alan Cochrane. John is survived by his wife of 37 years, Dorotea Rouse; son, John IV; grandchildren, Devin and Dylan Rouse; brother, Marc; father, John Jr.; and sister, Carrie. John was a proud, retired chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy. Celebration of Life, 1 p.m. Saturday, New Life Bible Church, 2320 S. Prairie Ave., Pueblo, Colo.

Roush, Loraine Elnora
Loraine Elnora Hilliard Roush - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 2011 - Loraine Elnora Hilliard Roush. It is in great sadness that we deeply mourn the peaceful passing of Loraine Elnora Hilliard Roush on Sept. 10, 2011, in Pueblo after a short illness. Born in Decatur, Ill., Nov. 10, 1917, she was the daughter of Julia Mae Dowell Hilliard and John Emmerson Hilliard. She is survived by her sister, Wanda Lee Crozier of Winona, Minn.; her Yorkie-Poo companion of over 10 years, Su-Su; and many nephews and nieces. An inquisitive soul who had a resourceful and creative mind, a passion for life, peace and a love for learning. She loved her family, to cook, her books and to travel. Like her mother, Loraine also was an herbalist as well as a lifelong student of metaphysics. An avid outdoors person, she enjoyed fishing and hunting from upper Canada to the Gulf of Mexico and was quite the marksman. A kind and caring individual, a wise and loving woman. Her grace and spirit was an inspiration. She touched the lives of those around her and will be missed by her family and all who knew her. There are no words adequate to describe the lovely person Loraine was, the good that she did, the depth of feeling with which she will be missed. May her memory be a comfort and a blessing to all who were privileged to know her. She will be remembered with great love and respect. Requiescat In Pace, Sweet Loraine ' “ Amor y Paz.

Rouswell, Dorothy L.
Dorothy L. Rouswell - Amarillo-Globe News - September 12, 2009 - Dorothy L. Rouswell, 77, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, in Pueblo. She was born Aug. 2, 1932 to George E. Green and Agnes (Selders) Green. Dorothy's faith in the Lord gave her the strength and courage to endure her many illnesses throughout her life. She put great value in the time she was able to spend with both her family and her Christian family and even opened her heart and home to foster children during her early years. Dorothy married Stanley B. Rouswell May 27, 1951, and he preceded her in death Feb. 14, 2008. In addition to being Clayton's "Avon Lady" for many years, Dorothy spent much of her spare time doing things she loved such as gardening and canning with her husband and crocheting blankets and other items for her children and grand-children. In addition to her loving husband of 56 years, Dorothy was preceded in death by her mother Agnes Hair, a son-in-law, Adin Mizer, two sisters, Patsy Lynch and Barbara Ann Green, her father G. E. Green and a sister-in-law, Dannet Green. Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Mizer of Trinidad and Mildred Drumm of Amarillo, Texas; four grandchildren, Michelle Rivera and her husband Mike Shepard of Pueblo, Tommi Renae Brunelli and her husband Mike of Trinidad, Chris Drumm of California and Shandi Bethel and her husband Shane of Amarillo; seven great-grandchildren, Kurt Rivera, Amanda Bachicha, Chantel and Brock Brunelli, Jordan and Hannah Bethel, and Madison Drumm; one great-great-granddaughter, Mercedes Bachicha; one brother, J. E. Green; and one uncle, Bill Selders and his wife Juanita of Clayton, N.M. Dorothy will also be remembered and missed by many brothers and sisters in Christ. Funeral Services were held Sept. 14 at Hass Funeral Home in Clayton, N.M., with Rev. Robert Babnick, pastor of Harvest Baptist Church in Clayton, officiating. Burial followed in the Clayton Memorial Cemetery by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton. Please visit www.hassfuneralhome.com to view the online obituary and sign the guest book.

Rouswell, Stanley B.
Stanley B. Rouswell - Amarillo Globe Times - February 17, 2008 - Stanley B. Rouswell, 87, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, in Pueblo, Colo. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Hass Funeral Directors Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Guffey, pastor of Harvest Baptist Church in Clayton, officiating. Burial will be in Clayton Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Rouswell was born Nov. 29, 1920, to Ike Rouswell and Lola Bell Dane Rouswell in Boise City, Okla. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II and was an ex-POW and a Purple Heart recipient. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Rouswell of Trinidad, Colo.; two daughters, Peggy Mizer of Trinidad and Mildred Drumm of Amarillo, Texas; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

Rowden, Charles A.
Charles A. Rowden - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2013 - Charles A. Rowden, 90, went to be with the Lord on June 15, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nadine; and parents, Fred and Thelma Rowden. Charles is survived by his children, Fred (Song) Rowden, Tina (Robby) Hale; four granddaughters; nine great-grandchildren; and sisters, JoAnn and Lida. Charles served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a member of the VFW. He loved camping, fishing, photography, wood working and riding his motorcycle. Memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2013, at Amazing Grace Fellowship, 142 S. Stardust Drive, Pueblo West. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Rowden, Nadine
Nadine Rowden - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2013 - Nadine Rowden, 83, went to be with the Lord, Feb. 13, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents; Steve and Teena Grinstead; and brother, Robert Grinstead. Nadine is survived by her loving husband of 63 years Chuck; children, Fred (Song) Rowden and Tina (Robby) Hale; four granddaughters; nine great- grandchildren; sister, Jerry Beth Lewis; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Nadine enjoyed riding her motorcycle, fishing, china painting, tole painting and crocheting blankets for cancer patients. She was a volunteer for the American Bible Society for over 10 years and was a top-ranked member of the girls' rifle team at Centennial High School. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Amazing Grace Fellowship, 142 S. Stardust Drive in Pueblo West. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Amazing Grace Fellowship. Arrangements made by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Rowe, Lorraine C.
Lorraine C. Rowe - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2010 - Lorraine C. Rowe, 87, passed away Dec. 7, 2010. Survived by her husband of 65 years, Charles Rowe. Lorraine was born May 17, 1923, in Essex, Iowa. She and Charles were married Aug. 31, 1945, in Burbank, Calif. Lorraine was an active member of Newcomers and life member of Assistance League Pueblo and Beta Sigma Phi. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating.

Rowe, Stella Clavery
Stella Clavery Rowe - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 2010 - Stella Clavery Rowe, 63. Montgomery & Steward.

Rowell, Dolores Maurine
Dolores Maurine Rowell - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2011 - Dolores Maurine Rowell, 84, passed away Nov. 13, 2011, in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., where she spent her last days in the loving care of her daughter, Helen (Jerry) Akita and her family. She also is survived by her son, Norman (Kathryn) Rowell; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, sister, Mabel Ethredge; dear friend, Harvey Herzog. Viewing, 9 a.m. Friday, and funeral services, 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2011; both at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Chico Cemetery. Donations may be made in Dolores' memory to Vitas Hospice, 220 Commerce, Suite 200, Irvine, CA 92602 or Pueblo First Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3910 O' Neal Ave., Pueblo, CO 81005. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Rowland, Pamela Jane
Pamela Jane Smith Rowland - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 2012 - Pamela Jane Smith Rowland, 60, of Puerto Penasco, Mexico, formerly of Pueblo, Colo., passed away April 10, 2012. Born Feb. 29, 1952. Survived by husband, David; sons, Chad (Elizabeth), Brad (Yolania); and three granddaughters, Sofia, Mia and Mylee. Also survived by mother, Vera Smith; sister, Kate (Gary) Bober; twin sister, Debbie (Keith) Lenhart; sister, Trish (John) Thompson; brothers, Grant (Julie) and Todd (Conni); numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by her father, William ' Bill'  Smith. Memorial services will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Grace Community Church, 25th Lane and County Farm Road. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Grace Community Church, 1405 25th Lane, Pueblo, CO 81006 or charity of your choice.

Rowland, Virginia Eleanor
Virginia Eleanor Rowland - St. Augustine Record - February 14, 2008 - Virginia Eleanor Rowland, of St. Augustine, died Feb. 10, 2008, at Flagler Hospital. Mrs. Rowland was a native of Walsenburg, Colo., and had resided in St. Augustine for about 25 years. Mrs. Rowland wan an executive secretary for a labor union. She was a member of St. Johns County Council on Aging, Elder Source of St. Johns Cultural Council, Eucharist Minister and lector at St. Anastasia Catholic Church where she was a member. Services: Mass will be held 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anastasia Catholic Church. Calling hours: 5-7 p.m. Monday at St Anastasia Catholic Church. Burial: Inurnment at Craig Memorial Park mausoleum. Survivors: Her son, John Dugish Jr., St. Augustine; two brothers, two sisters, one grandson and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, John Rowland. In charge: Craig Funeral Home, Crematory and Memorial Park.

Rowley, Edith Monclova
Edith Monclova "Clova" Rowley - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 2009 - Edith Monclova "Clova" Rowley passed away on July 31, 2009, and joined her husband, Jim; her departed family; and her Savior. Clova was born Aug. 30, 1917, in Pueblo, Colo., to Frederick D. and Lida Valentine (Ware) Ferguson. Clova graduated from Pueblo Central High School in 1935. After high school, she worked at the Colorado State Hospital, and during WWII, she worked at the Pueblo Army Depot. She married James (Jim) Rowley on July 2, 1948. Clova worked as a telephone operator for Pueblo Power Co., Colorado Springs Doctors' Exchange and for the United States Air Force at Peterson Air Force Base. Clova was past president of the American Baptist Women, Lake Avenue Baptist Church of Pueblo. She is survived by her three children, Cora Lee Nieman, Jamie E. Mills, and Alan H.D. Rowley. She also is survived by 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. A celebration of Clova's life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, Heritage Baptist Church, 4808 Palmer Park Blvd., Colorado Springs, Colo. A luncheon reception will follow the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Al Kaly Intermountain Unit, 356 N. Virginia St., Salt Lake City, UT 84103.

Roy, Leroy J.
Leroy J. Roy - Trinidad Times Independent - September 7, 2012 - Leroy J. Roy, Owner, Leroy' s Grocery Store - Leroy J. Roy, 72, a lifetime resident of Wagon Mound, passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. He was born Sept. 13, 1939, in Dawson to Alexander Roy and Margarita Duran. He served in the U.S. Air force as an A1C E-4 from May 1960 to January 1964. He owned and operated Leroy' s Grocery Store in Wagon Mound with his wife Julia for 46 years. He retired as a Juvenile Corrections Officer after 18 years of employment with the State of New Mexico. He was a Catholic and a member of the Santa Clara Church in Wagon Mound. He was fond of fishing, hunting, camping and family get togethers. He enjoyed watching Days of Our Lives and listening to the oldies. He was also a skilled carpenter, building much of his home and store him self. He was active with Wagon Mound Public Schools as a school board member, scorekeeper and bus driver for the Trojans, also coaching Little League and participating in other activities. He was preceded in death by his parents Alexander Roy and Margarita Faulkner, maternal grandparents Castulo and Adela Duran, paternal grandparents Joseph Elfido Roy and Ameilia, brothers Carson Roy, Clark Roy and Ronnie Roy, sisters Eileen Wade and Shirley Davis, and father- and mother-in-law Jose and Antonia Sanchez. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Julia S. Roy of the family home; children Chris Roy (Cynthia) of Albuquerque, Lorne Roy (Janet) of Northglenn, Colo., Lorraine Montoya (Michael) of Raton, Lester Roy (Chanella) of Glendale, Ariz., Laverne Martinez (Jerry) of Hurley, Larkin Roy and partner Tim Ferraro of Trinidad and Robin Roy-Nordstrom (Kevin) of Prescott, Ariz.; 17 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one on the way, special niece and goddaughter Stephanie Vallejos, special godson Filbert Lopez; brothers: Clyde Roy of Brighton, Colo., and Reno Roy of Commerce City, Colo.; and sister Marlene Tomlinson of Santa Rosa, Calif. Rosary services were held Sept. 6 at the Santa Clara Church in Wagon Mound, with the funeral services immediately following the rosary with Father C. John Brasher serving as celebrant. Interment followed at the Santa Clara Cemetery in Wagon Mound with the following serving as casket bearers: Filbert Lopez, Francisco Archuleta, Lawrence Sanchez, Charlie Archuleta, Freddy Muniz and Roman Montoya. Serving as honorary bearers were Leroy Pino, Sammy Lopez, Sam Roy, Joe Duran and Alfred E. Romero. Arrangements are under the direction of Rogers Mortuary in Las Vegas.

Royal, Andrew
Andrew Royal - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 1991 - Irish Immigrant Became Pueblo Political, Business Leader - A frightened Irish lad, just off the ship that brought him from his birthplace in County Cork, became lost in New York City in the late 1840s. A policeman who asked the youth his name and thought he said "Royal." Consequently, Catherine Riehall was unsuccessful in her attempt to locate her child. He later was adopted by a family named Butterworth who took him to Mount Holly, N.J. The boy's adventuresome spirit led Andrew Royal to Pueblo where he became a businessman and civic leader. Many years later, Royal returned to his hometown in Ireland and learned that an older brother Patrick also had emigrated to America. They later were united as well as their sister Ellen, who also had accompanied the mother to America. The mother died without knowing the fate of young Andrew. When he was 16, Royal left his adopted family in New Jersey and drifted westward to Ohio, Illinois and Missouri. In 1859, he married Hester Markham. He served in the Union Army five years during the Civil War and its aftermath. He fought in 30 battles and participated in 40 long marches, including Sherman's March to the Sea. He was mustered out as a captain in the 27th Missouri Infantry after declining a commission in the regular army. Royal read law and became a partner in a law firm in Maryville, Mo. He would become probate judge in Maryville and the title stayed with him the rest of his life. Royal came to Pueblo in 1881. Shortly afterward, he purchased the Pueblo Democrat and started the city's first evening newspaper. It was short-lived. He operated the Southern Hotel in South Pueblo for four years, and at the time of his death, the Royal Hotel. He also was president of the Pueblo Mining and Investment Co. and was a director of Pueblo National Bank. His estate was valued at $20,000. Royal was active in the Grand Army of the Republic, attended several national encampments and in 1899 was elected commander of the Department of Colorado and Wyoming. He moved the department headquarters to Pueblo. Royal served in the Colorado General Assembly in 1882-1883. In 1888, he was elected Pueblo's mayor. During his tenure, the small parks on the Mesa were planned and improved. An unsightly hill where Union Avenue merged into Abriendo was planed down and named Royal Park. The mayor personally planted most of the trees. McClelland Library later was built in Royal Park. The genial Irishman died at age 68 of Bright's disease in Pueblo in 1904. He was buried in Riverview (now Roselawn) Cemetery.

Roybal, Arthur
Arthur "Chappie" Roybal - Trinidad Times Independent - March 9, 2012 - Arthur Roybal, 84, known affectionately to many friends as ' Chappie' , died Saturday, March 3, 2012. Chappie was born April 15, 1927, in Vigil to Tomasita (Montoya) and Maximiliano Roybal. He was united in marriage Oct. 18, 1948, to Stella Thelma Archuleta at St. Ignatius Church in Segundo. Arthur was a coal miner who worked at area mines including Frederick, Allen and new Elk for 35 years until his retirement at age 58. He was a member of UMWA. Among his many hobbies, Chappie loved riding his horse, Ginger, and caring for her. He also was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting with his brothers, listening to Western music and dancing. He was a skilled craftsman who enjoyed woodworking and an avid fan of Primero Bulldog athletic teams. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, who were the greatest joy of his life. Arthur was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Stella T. Roybal; his infant daughter, Della Roybal; his brothers, Jimmy, Raymond and Johnny; and his sisters, Florence Aurelia and Susie. He is survived by his children, Cathy (Gary) Simpson of Trinidad, Dave (Lucy) Roybal of Trinidad; and Antoinette (Brad) Bailey of Westminster. He also is survived by his brother, Ernie (Daisy) Roybal of Denver; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; his sisters- and brothers-in-law Barbara (Joe) Gomez of Weston, Nettie (Bobby) Abeyta of Weston, Susie Archuleta of Weston, Virginia Archuleta of Weston; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. A visitation was held from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday followed by a 7 p.m. rosary recitation at Holy Trinity Church. A funeral Mass will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, March 9, at Holy Trinity Church followed by interment at Weston Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Marino Montoya, Larry Gallegos, Bobby Gomez, Larry Gomez, Donald Gallegos, Todd Snider and Eddie Roybal. Active pallbearers are Brian Santistevan, Justin Torres, Matthew Simpson, Mitch Stewart, Kevin Robinson and Brandon Bailey. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Roybal, Bernardina S.
Bernardina S. Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2010 - Bernardina S. Roybal, 86, passed away with her family at her bedside on Feb. 15, 2010. She was born Oct. 13, 1923, in Albuquerque, N.M., to the union of Eutimio and Juanita (Martinez) Sanchez, who both preceded her in death, along with her husband, Vidal Roybal; daughter, Margaret Alfaro; granddaughter, Bernadine Santos, great-grandsons, Joseph and Zachary Santos; special friends, Nina Sprague and Susie Martinez. Bernardina was a member of the Legion of Mary. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, cooking, tending to her flower garden, and storytelling to her grandkids, but most of all, spending time with her family, whom she loved so dearly. She is survived by her brother, Moises (Eva) Sanchez of Albuquerque, N.M.; son, Juan Roybal; daughters, Stella Ortiz and Virginia Moreno, all of Pueblo. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. today, and rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, both at Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Leander Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family is receiving friends at 315 S. Monument Ave.

Roybal, Carlos Leonard
Carlos Leonard Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 2009 - Leonard passed away on April 7, 2009, in Lakewood, at Hospice of Saint John. Born April 25, 1947, in Sopris, Colorado to Manuel (deceased) and Flora Roybal. He graduated from St. Joseph High School in Denver in 1965. Leonard served in the U.S. Army 1966-1968. Graduated from Southern Colorado State College, in Pueblo, with a B.S. in Accounting, in 1972. He worked at Mountain Bell as a Manager in their Network Division for 25 years. He retired from Qwest and went to work as a District Manager for the Denver Newspaper Agency until his illness. Leonard will be sincerely missed by his children, Shannon Morris, Erin (Brian) Riley, Reghan Kirkwood, Birch (Beth) Roybal, and Taryn (Scott) Steen. He is survived by his grandchildren, Abigail and Erin Ann Morris, Frank and Thomas Riley, Sadie and John Ryan Kirkwood, Aspen Steen; and his siblings, Tony (Rita) Roybal, Ernie Roybal, Christina (Harold) Leyba, Frank, Debbie, Rodney Roybal, Cathy (Gary) Martinez, and numerous nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, April 15, 10:30 a.m. at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 2190 S. Sheridan Blvd. Concluding services will be at Noon at Fort Logan, Staging Area A. Friends are encouraged to attend a reception immediately following the services to honor Leonard's memory with the family at The American Legion, 1655 Simms St., Lakewood 80215. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation to St. John's Hospice.

Roybal, David Joseph
David Joseph Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - December 4, 2009 - David Joseph Roybal, age 89, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother. Born Oct. 2, 1920, in Las Animas, Colo., to Jose Filiberto Roybal and Maria Catalina Pino Roybal. Died Dec. 2, 2009. David is survived by his wife, Lupe Roybal; children, David (Raquel) Roybal, Sandra Roybal; grandchildren, Danielle Roybal, Laura (Jon) Pals, David (Marie) Roybal; great-grandchildren, Andrea, Gabriella, Victor, Alexandra, Jacob and Olivia; brother, Daniel (Judy) Roybal; sisters, Stella Fry, Rose (Don) Humes, Josephine Ragsdale, Febronia (Harry) Ross, Esther Lysaught, Edna (John) Thompson, Betty (Jim) Crovello; brother-in-law, Leo Marquez; sisters-in-law, Margie Roybal, Loretta Robles, and Francis Robles. Preceded in death by a large family, who we are confident were there to welcome him. David enlisted in the Colorado National Guard upon graduation from high school in Fruita, Colo. His unit, the Colorado 45th Infantry Division, was one of the first to be called to serve in WWII. David served in Africa and Europe until the war ended and he was allowed to return home. Upon returning to Colorado, he found work at the CF&I Casting Foundry, where he remained until his retirement in 1981. He lived a life of service and dedication to his family, his friends and his country. He is greatly loved and will be greatly missed Γ‘ until we meet again. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Friday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, both at St. Mary's Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.

Roybal, Della A.
Della A. Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - October 4, 2009 - Della A. Roybal, 79, of Covina, Calif., formerly of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 27, 2009. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Willie; parents, Alfredo and Josefina Aragon; siblings, Freddie Aragon, Alice Sandoval and Jean Magdaleno; and brother-in-laws, Rudy Sandoval, Arthur Gonzales and Eddie Guerrero. She is survived by her sons, Bill, Carlos (Arlene), Michael and Robert (Martha); grandchildren, Sandra, Carlos Jr., Antoinette, April, Jennifer (Erwin), Billie (Sergio), Melissa and Brian; great-grandchildren, Carlos III, Flower, Joseph, Carla, Jaylynn, Sergio, Lucky and Leilene; siblings, Annie Gonzales, Mary Guerrero and Diana (Ron) Watkins; brother-in-law, John Henry Magdaleno; sister-in-law, Gloria Aragon; dog, Spike; and numerous other relatives and friends. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, with Rosary to follow at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Roybal, Eleanor C.
Eleanor C. Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2012 - Eleanor C. Roybal, 82, of Pueblo, passed away on Jan. 7. 2012. She was preceded in death by husband, Pete Roybal; sons, Joe and Jimmy; brothers, Pete, Joe, Paul and Frank Hurtado. She is survived by children, Joanie (Pete) Romero, Dennis, Daniel (Debbie), Ernie Paul (Kathy) Roybal; sister, Ellen (Leo) Lopez; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and staff, Angie, Jean and Betty; son, Daniel, daughter- in-law, Velma Roybal and niece, Shirley Sanchez. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, followed by Mass at 10 a.m., both at St. Leander Church. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Roybal, Eloy Cayetano Jr.
Eloy Cayetano Roybal Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 5, 2012 - Eloy Cayetano Roybal Jr., 47, passed away July 31, 2012, following a brief illness. A lifetime Puebloan, he was born Feb. 13, 1965. Served 11 years in the United States Navy attaining the rank of E-7. He served in the Gulf War. He enjoyed boxing and was part of his father' s boxing team. Preceded in death by his beloved mother, Irene Julia Roybal; grandparents, Manuel and Alvina Chavez, and Susan Padilla. Survived by his father, Eloy ' Tano'  Roybal; children, Derek, Crystal and Marc Roybal; siblings, Rowdy (Antionette) Roybal, Lisa (Allen) Salazar, and Eric (Tara) Roybal; granddaughter, Sierna Roybal; grandfather, Nat Padilla; other relatives and many friends. At his request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Roybal, Ercilia M.
Ercilia M. ' Eursie'  Roybal - Huerfano World Journal - July 28, 2011 - Ercilia M ' Eursie'  Roybal, 90, of Walsenburg died Saturday July 16, 2011. She is survived by four children: Kenneth Larry (Grace) Roybal of Gypsum, CO; JoAnn Mares of Walsenburg; Joe Max (Marie) Roybal, of Pueblo; and Kathy (Frank) Bacca of Walsenburg. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Lisa (Ray) Tenbrook of Eagle; David Mares Jr. of Pueblo; Stephanie (Christopher) Sandoval of Walsenburg; Sean Paul (Angela) Mares of Walsenburg; and Jason Bacca of Walsenburg. She is also survived by seven great grandchildren: Tyler and Kayla Tenbrook, Briana Mares, Chrystalia Rose Mares, Faye Reign Mares, Scarlet Alexandria Mares, Gabriel Enoch Mares; and her two sisters, Irene Romero of Pueblo and Margaret Vigil of Walsenburg. She is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Librada Cordova; and her husband, Joe M. Roybal. Mrs. Roybal worked at the Washington School as a dishwasher for 19 years, was well known in the community and was involved in many clubs and organizations. She was a member of the Latino Club, the Altar Society, Eagles and a long time volunteer Pink Lady at the Huerfano County Hospital. She was very active in the St. Mary Catholic Church, an avid Bronco fan, and loved to play bingo and sew. Mainly she loved her family. Both her Rosary and her Funeral Mass Services are set at St. Mary Catholic Church on Friday July 22, 2011. The Rosary will be at 9 a.m., the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. She will be buried in the North St. Mary Cemetery.

Roybal, Erma
Erma Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 2010 - Erma Roybal, 88, of Meridian, Idaho, passed away Sept. 11, 2010. Preceded in death by her husband, Joe M. Roybal. She is survived by her loving children, Joey and Dorothy; numerous relatives in Rocky Ford, Pueblo, La Junta, Denver and California. Erma will be missed very much. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, Our Lady of the Meadows, with Father John King officiating. Burial will be held at the Denver National Cemetery where she will be buried at a later date with her husband. Family and friends will be received at the Red Barn, 3320 Arena Road, Pueblo, Colo.

Roybal, Ernest
Ernest Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 2010 - Ernest Roybal, 88, Meridian, Idaho, formerly of Pueblo, Sept. 11. Cremation Society of Idaho, Boise, Idaho.

Roybal, Ernest Paul
Ernest Paul Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 2012 - Ernest Paul Roybal, 53, a lifetime Puebloan, departed this life May 23, 2012, at the family home. Ernie retired from the D&RG railroad. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, the Broncos and Rockies. He was an avid reader and watched the Jeopardy TV show daily. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Eleanor (Hurtado) Roybal; two brothers, Joe and Jimmy Roybal. Survived by his beloved wife, Kathy Alarid; children, Monica (Arlo) Roybal, Cody and Travis Alarid, Melissa (Ray) Montoya Martinez; siblings, Joanie (Pete) Romero, Daniel (Debbie) Roybal, Dennis Roybal; sister-in-law, Velma Roybal; three grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and his faithful dogs, Tinkerbell, Debow, Bella, Lucky, Nala and Max. Ernie was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Rosary vigil, 9:30 a.m., Memorial Mass, 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 29, 2012, both services at St. Leander Catholic Church. The Roybal Family would like to thank the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their care.

Roybal, Filemon
Filemon "Phil" Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 2011 - Filemon "Phil" Roybal passed away peacefully on May 24, 2011. He leaves to cherish his memory many relatives and friends. Thank you to all who cared for Mr. Roybal while he was at Pueblo Care and Rehabilitation Center. At his request, memorial in New Mexico at a later date.

Roybal, Joe B.
Joe B. Roybal - Trinidad Times Independent - March 11, 2007 - Joe B. Roybal, 87, died Wednesday, March 07, 2007 in Trinidad. He was born Jan. 19, 1920 in Boncarbo to Juan and Lucinda (Santistevan) Roybal. He served in World War II. He married Maxine Romero in Raton on June 26, 1948. He was a life-long resident of Trinidad. He was a retired coal miner after having worked 27 years. He liked to spend time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two sisters. He is survived by his wife Maxine, his daughter Linda Roybal of Trinidad, his brother Bernard Mestas and sister Rose Crespin, both of Trinidad, his grandchildren Becky (Lawrence) Sandoval and their children Devon and Lawrence, Tony (Kellie) Armijo and their children Dylan and Jacob Armijo and Josie Armijo and her daughter Olivia Torres, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and special son-in-law Tony Armijo. There will be a Scriptural service Saturday, March 10, 2007 at 10 a.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Private family inurnment will follow at a later date. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Roybal, Joe David
Joe David Roybal - Trinidad Times Independent - March 7, 2013 - Joe David Roybal, 86, passed from this life March 5, 2013, in Pueblo. He would have celebrated his 87th birthday on March 13. Joe was a union carpenter and spent most of his life working and living in Colorado Springs. After he retired he returned to his family ranch and had been a rancher until last summer when cancer slowed him down. He then moved to Pueblo where he lived until his death. He is survived by his six children: Mary Ann Sanchez, Victor Roybal and John Roybal of Colorado Springs; Richard and (Judy) Roybal of Pueblo; Dianna Roybal of Thornton; and Barbara Roybal of Seattle, Wash.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Joe will be remembered for his rock mason skills and the many homes and buildings he built in the Kim area as well as the many bridges and buildings in the Colorado Springs area. Joe was a bronco and bull rider and rode in many rodeos in the Trinidad area in his younger days. Joe will be sadly missed by all those whom he touched with his heart throughout his life. Visitation will be Friday, March 8, 2013, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at Fisher' s Peak Community Church. Funeral services will follow immediately at 11a.m. at Fisher' s Peak Community Church. Burial will be at Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with all of these special arrangements.

Roybal, Juanita
Juanita "Jenny" Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - January 1, 2009 - Juanita "Jenny" Roybal, born Sept. 24, 1931, in Trinidad, Colo.; passed away Dec. 29, 2008, in Denver, Colo. Jenny retired from School District 60 after many years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Roybal. Survived by children, Wayne (Stephanie) Roybal, Liz (Danny) Carrasco, Terry (Tina) Roybal and Lynny Roybal. She is also survived by her 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brothers, sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. She enjoyed being with family and cheering on her Colorado sports teams. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2008, with rosary to follow, both at George McCarthy Funeral Home. Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment to follow, Mountain View Cemetery. Funeral arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Roybal, Larry Anthony
Larry Anthony Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 2007 - Larry Anthony Roybal, 52, made his heavenly transition on May 8, 2007, with his family at his bedside. He was born Aug. 4, 1954, in Walsenburg, Colo., to the union of August and Agnes (Herrera) Roybal. He was preceded in death by his father, August Roybal; his father-in-law, Richard Anaya. Larry enjoyed watching the Denver Broncos, going fishing, and gathering for family BBQs. He is survived by his beloved wife, Jacque (Anaya) Roybal; his children, Steven Roybal, Mark Roybal and Tiffany Herrera; his mother, Agnes Roybal; mother-in-law, Dorothy Anaya; siblings, Betty (Junie) Elizardo, Don Roybal, Sandy Latka, Gary Roybal, Mike Roybal, Cheryl (Sean) Pruitt; granddaughters, RaVae and Kylie Herrera; brother-in-law, Richard (Lydia) Anaya; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. today, and vigil service, 7 p.m. today; both at Angelus Chapel. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the vigil service. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Friday, Our Lady of the Meadows Church, with the Rev. Kevin F. Novack as celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Roybal, Lucy
Lucy Franklin Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2011 - Lucy Franklin Roybal, 93, passed away Aug. 20, 2011, at Belmont Lodge in Pueblo, Colo. Originally from Wagon Mound, N.M., Lucy F. Roybal was born Jan. 10, 1918, to Frank and Elosia Franklin. Lucy lived and enjoyed her life in Colorado, primarily in Pueblo where she lived with her husband, Steven, for 54 years. Together they brought up three children and associated with close relatives and friends. She valued her life and the people who meant so much to her. She loved to cook and read. She was a homemaker and had a compassionate soul for family and friends. Lucy was preceded in death by her husband, Steven Roybal; son, Vincent LeRoy Roybal and his wife Kathy Roybal. She is survived by two children, Bertha L. Roybal Herrera, Steven E. Roybal; six grandchildren, Rhonda and Ronald Herrera, Vincent Roybal Jr. Melissa, Stephanie, Lorie, Roybal (Mother Colleen); four great-grandchildren, Chris Tiffany, Josh Gosnell and Bladen Roybal; sisters and brothers, Eva, Marguerite (Bill), Lillie, Virginia, Joe, sister-in-law Frances Gonzales and their children; also numerous relatives and friends including Ruben and Angie Salas and their family. On behalf of the family, we would like to give a special thanks to Father Mario who provided last blessings, and Dorothy Mansfeld for she was always there to pray the rosary and offer communion. Max and Gena Mathas who provided communion at home, Belmont Lodge Nursing home staff for their care and support to Lucy and the family and Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their support and guidance. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. with funeral Mass to follow on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, both at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Cathedral Courtesy Hall following the burial rites.

Roybal, Mercedes
Mercedes "Margie" Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - March 6, 2012 - Mercedes "Margie" Roybal, 69, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 2, 2012. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Roybal Sr.; children, Robert Roybal Jr. and Christine Rodriguez; grandson, Vincent Rodriguez; and parents, Candido and Lucinda Cordova. Mercedes is survived by her children, Lucinda Roybal, Cathy (Ray) Montoya and Max Roybal; grandchildren, Andrea, Robert, Simone, Raymond and Priscilla; great-grandson, Vincent; siblings, Chris, Danny, Sue, Dede and Barbara; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, with rosary to follow at 6 p.m., Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday, Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Roybal, Norma E.
Norma E. Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 2012 - Norma E. Roybal, 81, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 27, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, Celso and Severa; brother, Ruben; and her grandmother who raised her, Sofia. Norma is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Ernest Roybal; children, Ronald (Betty), Gary, Stephanie (Carrol) and Mark (Julie); grandchildren, Jessica, Ryan and Jacob; great-grandchildren, Alissa, Makyla and Xavier; brother, Alonzo Lovato; close cousin, Margie; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. At Norma' s request, no public viewing. Rosary, 6 p.m. Friday, and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, both at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at the church hall following interment.

Roybal, William
William ' Danny'  Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 2010 - William ' Danny'  Roybal, 64, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 21, 2010. He was preceded in death by his wife, Christina Roybal; brother, Robert ' Sonny'  Roybal; sister, Ann Coco; parents, Ben and Patricia Roybal; and niece, Dorianne Garcia. Danny is survived by his children, Danny (Deborah Raus) Roybal Jr. and Andrea Roybal; granddaughter, Raygen Abeyta; siblings, Abe (Margaret) Roybal, Loretta (Joe) Salazar, Maria Aragon, Colleen Cooksey, Deborah (Jim Relich) Roybal and Ben (Joyce Martinez) Roybal Jr.; special friend, Idene Manzanares; mother of his children, Annette Noga-Ruiz; and numerous nephews, nieces, friends and family. Viewing, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, with funeral service to follow at 4 p.m., Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Ruark, Kristine K.
Kristine K. Ruark - Pueblo Chieftain - December 24, 2009 - Kristine K. Ruark went to be with her Lord on Dec. 18, 2009, following a lengthy illness. Kristine leaves behind her daughter, Brynna; stepson, Ryan; and her husband, Larry Ruark. She also is survived by her father, David Putnam; and sister, Kimberly Naas. She was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia Putnam. Kristine will be greatly missed by all of those whose lives she touched with her love, kindness and joy. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, 49815 E. Antelope Drive, Bennett, CO, 80102. Flowers and remembrances may be sent to the above address. Kristine's favorite flowers were tulips.

Rubicon, Mary H.
Mary H. Rubicon - Rocky Mountain News - October 22, 1891 - Briefs - The sad intelligence was yesterday received that Miss Mary H. Rubicon, the young school teacher who was a week ago sent to the insane asylum at Pueblo, died at that institution. An account of her peculiarly unfortunate condition at the time she was determined to be incapable of the management of her estate, has heretofore been given in The News.

Rubin, Leon
Leon Rubin - Trinidad Times Independent - January 5, 2013 - Leon Rubin, Businessman, musician - Leon Rubin, 93, passed away on Jan. 1, 2013, in Colorado Springs, Colo. A lifelong resident of Raton for 91 of those years (other than World War II), Leon was involved in many civic and business organizations while a proprietor of clothing and shoe stores in Raton. Born in Raton Jan. 2, 1920, Leon graduated from Raton High School in 1938 and in 1941, Leon enlisted in the Army Air Corps during World War II, flying missions in Europe, observing Allied in England, while also observing enemy troop movement on the mainland. He received the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and the European-African-Middle Eastern Ribbon with 6 bronze stars. After his discharge in 1945, he married his wife of 67 years, Kathryn Heyman of Albuquerque, on Jan. 6, 1946. Kathryn survives as do his two sons, Randy (Tami) and Ron (Karen), grandchildren Nina, Jill, Ben (Christie), and Daniel (Tammy), and great-grandchildren Chana and Avrahom. Leon was the third of four sons of Barney and Minnie Rubin: brothers Sidney (deceased), Henry (deceased) and Barbara of Tucson, Ariz., and Irvin (Charlotte) of Denver. Many nieces and nephews also survive. Leon began working in the retail clothing business with his father, Barney, who opened the store in 1915. Rubin' s Family Clothiers was a mainstay until 2011 when it was closed and Leon was 91 years old. He was one of the few remaining businessmen of his generation. Leon served on the First National Bank Board and the Gate City Building and Loan Board in Raton for many years. Leon also served on the State of New Mexico Human Rights Commission, having been chairman of that commission for several years and serving under three governors. He was president of Temple Aaron in Trinidad. Leon was a member of Scottish Rite, Gate City Lodge Number 11, and Ballut Abyad Shrine, touring with the Shrine band. Leon loved his business and the interaction with his staff and customers. He rarely missed a day of work at Rubin' s, Inc. Generous of spirit and kind to those whom he served in business and in his personal life, Leon engaged tourists and locals alike, always boasting and showing pride in his native city. Starting in the fourth grade, his love of music began. Playing the alto saxophone for more than 70 years in dance bands in Northeastern New Mexico, as well as the Raton City Band, of which he was an active and loyal member, Leon was well-known for this activity. As a devoted father, uncle, and grandfather, Leon highly valued his family, gaining and giving much pleasure from and to them. Kathryn and Leon retired to Colorado Springs in 2011. Graveside services at Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad Sunday, Jan. 6, at noon, with memorial Services following at 1 p.m., at Temple Aaron, 407 S. Maple, Trinidad. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Temple Aaron, 407 S. Maple St., Trinidad.

Ruble, Irene
Irene "Granny" Ruble - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 2009 - Irene "Granny" Ruble, 87, of Clarington, Ohio, died Thursday, June 18, 2009, at the Wetzel County Hospital in New Martinsville, W.Va. She was born Dec. 23, 1921, in Neffs, Ohio, a daughter of the late John and Edna Carmen. Irene was a homemaker and a member of the Highland Park Baptist Church in Pueblo, Colo., and the Daughters of the American Revolution. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Creed Ruble, on Dec. 27, 1992; and several siblings. Surviving are 11 children, George (Bev) Ruble of Wheeling, W.Va., Shirley (Jim) Barnes of Kingman, Kan., Doris (Pete) Halko of Rye, Colo., Maxine Ruble (Horace Drewett) of Martins Ferry, Ohio, Carol Hornbeck of Clarington, Margaret (Ang) Rotundo of Pueblo, Creed (Shiela) Ruble of Havana, Fla., Frank (Joann) Ruble of St. Teresa, N.M., Arthur (Anna) Ruble of Colorado City, Colo., Sherry (Rick) Cabral of Denver, Colo., and Thomas (Loretta) Ruble of Pueblo; also 27 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, June 25, 2009, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Highland Baptist Church in Pueblo.

Rucker, Katherine Lois
Katherine Lois Rucker - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2010 - Katherine Lois Rucker, 60, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 15, 2010. Preceded in death by her father, Ermestine Morgan; and brothers, Glenward and George Morgan. Survived by her mother, Katherine Morgan; children, George Alvin (Lorna) Morgan, Stacie Rucker and Yolanda (Matthew Laws) Rucker; 12 grandchildren ' KD' ; siblings, Freeman (Kathy) Morgan, Clifford (Gladys) Morgan, Gloria Morgan and Dale Morgan; and numerous nephews, nieces and other family members. Katherine enjoyed going to Cripple Creek, but most of all, spending time with family and friends. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to US Bank in the name of Katherine Rucker Memorial Fund.

Ruddick, Marvin Eugene
Marvin Eugene Ruddick - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2009 - Marvin Eugene Ruddick, 86, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 8, 2009. Preceded in death by his wife, Eloisa ' Lois'  Ruddick. He is survived by his sister, Virginia Cooper; several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Albuquerque, N.M. Marvin was a World War II veteran. Cremation has taken place.

Rudolph, Dean J.
Dean J. "Papa Joe" Rudolph - Pueblo Chieftain - May 3, 2009 - Dean J. "Papa Joe" Rudolph, 83, born on Aug. 24, 1925, passed away on May 1, 2009. Survived by his wife of 63 years, Lavona Rudolph; daughters, Marian (Les) Kersten of Hortonville, Wis., and Ruth (Frank) Roybal; grandchildren, Dean Kersten and Christine (Dan) LaBudde; great-grandchildren, Whitney and Victoria. Dean was a member of the Pueblo Senior Walkers. Dean loved the Denver Broncos. He was a retired Pueblo School District 60 employee. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, May 4, 2009, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at George McCarthy Chapel. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Rudy, LaVella V.
LaVella V. Rudy - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2013 - LaVella V. Rudy, 94, passed away May 24, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton E. Rudy, who she married in April 1947, in Denver; and brother, DeLona Thomason. She is survived by her children, Richard (Mavis) Rudy of Pueblo; Donald (Lucy) Rudy of Boerne, Texas; DeLona (Eddie) Williams of Cabot, Ark.; and Becky (Walter) Gaskins of Little Rock, Ark.; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. LaVella was a member of Aurora First Assembly of God and Pueblo Christian Center. Funeral service, 9 a.m., Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Interment will follow at 2 p.m., at Chapel Hill Cemetery, Littleton, Colo. Donations may be made to Gideon' s International through the funeral home office in LaVella' s memory. The family would like to thank Sharmar Village Care Center and SolAmor Hospice for their care of LaVella. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Ruede, Colleen M.
Colleen M. Ruede - Pueblo Chieftain - December 6, 2009 - Colleen M. Ruede, 52-year resident of Pueblo, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Gifford A. Ruede; her parents, Walter and Ruth Pavela; and her sister and her husband, Beverly and Paul Steiling. She is survived by six children, Robyn (Vince) Caponi, Mary Terry (Roger) Greer, Pamela (Rocky) Levkulich, Joseph (Susanne) Ruede, Linda (Jeff) Metz and Bill (Tammy) Ruede; 12 grandchildren, Gina (Gary) Parnaby, Kristen (Ryan) Darmody, Cara Caponi, Byron (Courtney) Levkulich, Christopher Levkulich, Tracy Greer (Jacob Pomrenke), Michael Greer, Sean Freeman, Jessie Freeman, Kahlie Metz, Jennifer Ruede and Kristen Ruede; and four great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and William Parnaby, Lucy Darmody and Caitlin Levkulich. Colleen's passions in life were her family, her Catholicism and her interests in art and animals. She was a longtime and active member of Christ the King Parish before moving to Our Lady of the Meadows Parish. She insured that her children received a Catholic education until the schools were closed in 1971. She was active in the arts community of Pueblo, working at the Colorado State Fair Fine Arts exhibit for years, serving as an artist in residence for Pueblo Public Schools, teaching art at Roncalli High School and participating in various local shows and arts events. Most recently, she was a member of the Pueblo Watercolor Society and Alpha Mu Delta, an arts sorority, and volunteered her time yearly to help with the Channel 8 Art Auction. Her artistic honors include being named Fine Artist of the Year in 2003 by the Pueblo Arts Council, and being a recognized artist for the recent Our Lady of the Meadows Art Show. She was an ardent supporter of the Carousel project at Pueblo City Park. Colleen also was a volunteer and docent at Pueblo City Park Zoo and spent countless hours teaching children's art and working at the gift store there. Colleen also was an active member of two weekly bridge groups and played an excellent game of Scrabble. The family would like to thank her doctors and the staff at Parkview Medical Center for all of their care and support. They invite friends and acquaintances to a celebration of Colleen's life at 6 p.m. with a Vigil service and Rosary to follow at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, at Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church, 23 Starling Drive, with the Rev. Father Jean-Marie Mondji as celebrant. Interment will take place at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Denver, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Little Sisters of the Poor, Sisters of Charity, BVM, or Pueblo Zoological Society through the funeral home.

Ruegg, Donald George
Donald George Ruegg - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2006 - Donald George Ruegg, age 82, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006, at Duke University Medical Center. Donald was born in La Junta, Colo., on Sept. 11, 1924, to the late George Albert and Cecilia Corrine Decker Ruegg. Donald graduated cum laude in 1947 from Dartmouth College with a B.A. degree, and later earned an MBA degree in 1972 from the University of Chicago. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. In 1986, Donald retired as executive vice-president from Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Co. He moved to the Forest at Duke in Durham in 1993, and became a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and First Presbyterian Church in Durham. Donald is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary Ann Eichelberger Ruegg of Durham; his children, David and Peggy Ruegg of Augusta, Kan., Gary and Kevin Ruegg of Chandler, Ariz., Phil and Kathy Ruegg of Pueblo West, Colo., Steve and Joan Ruegg of St. Louis, Mo., Timothy and Peggy Ruegg of Seward, Neb., and Susan and Wayne Jarvis of Baldwin, Kan.; his brother, Thomas Ruegg and wife, Phyllis of Columbus, N.C.; 35 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Carson; and his brother, Robert Ruegg. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with Father Dan McLellan, OFM, presiding. A reception will follow at the Forest at Duke, noon Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Donald' s memory may be made to WCPE Classical Radio, P.O. Box 828, Wake Forest, NC, 27588, or the Parkinson' s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY, 10018.

Ruehlen, Judy Marie
Judy Marie Ruehlen - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 2012 - Judy Marie Ruehlen, passed away on Oct. 24, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Robert Turner and Mary Feister; and brother, Jerry Turner. Judy is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Edward Ruehlen; children, Ron (Lisa), Debbie (Mike) and Leslie (Jack); and numerous grandchildren, great-great- grandchildren, extended family and friends. Judy enjoyed life and her family. She was a loving caring person, who always thought of others. Judy will be sadly missed. At her request, cremation has taken place. Celebration of Judy' s life, 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, Parkhill Christian Church, 1401 E. Seventh St.

Ruehlen, Roger
Roger Ruehlen - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2010 - Roger Ruehlen, 70, died Jan. 11, 2010. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Rugg, Margaret Ruth
Margaret "Marge" Ruth Rugg - Pueblo Chieftain - January 24, 2010 - Margaret "Marge" Ruth Rugg, 76, passed away Jan. 22, 2010. Predeceased by her husband, Robert Lee Rugg. Survived by children, Debra Ball, Pueblo, Janet Lee (Michael) Ryan and Robert L. Rugg II, all of Las Vegas, Nev.; grandchildren, Andrew (Katie) Ball, Elizabeth Ball and Daniel Ryan; two great-grandchildren; and sister, Sue Artim and her daughters. Marge was a member of the Pueblo Elkettes, No. 90. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Mountain View Cemetery. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Ruiz, Pete Jr.
Pete Ruiz Jr. - Trinidad Times Independent - January 3, 2009 - Pete Ruiz Jr., a cable television pioneer, Dairy Queen owner, and lifelong resident of Trinidad, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg. Mr. Ruiz was 82. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinidad, followed by interment at Catholic Cemetery. For more than 30 years, Mr. Ruiz was general manager of the cable television company in Trinidad. He first joined Teleprompter of Trinidad in 1954 as a cable technician, and became general manager shortly after. He remained head of local operations, under various ownership, until his retirement 1987 from what is now Comcast. Mr. Ruiz and his wife, Wilma Ann Ruiz, also owned and operated the Dairy Queen Restaurant in Trinidad for 20 years. Following his retirement, Mr. Ruiz was on the board of Trinidad State Junior College, and a volunteer host for the state Welcome Center in Trinidad. He was a lifelong member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Parish. Born in nearby Berwind on Oct. 30, 1926, Mr. Ruiz helped work the family' s coal mine during his youth. He pursued hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation throughout his life, and also was an avid gardener. A World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, Mr. Ruiz completed his service in 1946, and attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, before returning permanently to Trinidad. He worked briefly for KCRT radio prior to entering the cable television field, in what was the first such system in the Rocky Mountain region. Mr. Ruiz is survived by his wife, Wilma Ann Ruiz; a sister, Ann (Richard) Wells of Gandy, Neb.; four children: Celina Ruiz of Colorado Springs, Amanda (Ed) Swartley of Aurora, Larry (Marit) Ruiz of Durango, and Mary Gayle Ruiz of Colorado Springs; two grandchildren, Tammi (Dan) Schwartz and Amber (Josh) Takacs, both of Aurora; and one great-grandson, Zachary Peter Schwartz. Mr. Ruiz was preceded in death by his father, Pete Ruiz Sr.; mother, Celina; and a sister, Eunice (Vic) Ortiz. Visitation will be Monday, Jan. 5 from 3-6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, Jan. 6 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Kieran Alaribe. Interment will follow at Trinidad Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Ruiz' name to Holy Trinity Catholic Church or School. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Ruiz, Rosalie
Rosalie Ruiz - Pueblo Chieftain - March 7, 2009 - Rosalie Ruiz, 79, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 3, 2009. Preceded in death by her spouse, Cristobal Ruiz; parents, Pete and Della Chavez; and brother, Leo Chavez. Survived by her daughter, Christine "Lori" (Joe) Barela; grandsons, whom she greatly cherished, Joe and John Barela; brother, Ted Chavez; sisters, Dolores Avalos and Vivian (Paul) Hernandez; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Rosalie was a member of the Latino Club and the Council of Catholic Women. She loved cooking, sewing, spending time in her sun room and having lunch dates with Mr. B. She was devoted to her faith. Special thanks to Dr. Stachler, Dr. Kulik, and her caregiver, Sue, for all the special care. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Romero Chapel. Vigil service, 6 p.m. Sunday, St. Joseph Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Joseph Church. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at the church hall following both services.

Ruiz, Rosella
Rosella Ruiz - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 2011 - Rosella Ruiz, 87. The Holy gates of Heaven opened up for her on Oct. 10, 2011. She was born on Aug. 8, 1924. She was preceded in death by Felix Ruiz; Barbara Ruiz, Ron Ruiz; Mariah Maes, Nevaeh Ruiz; and all brothers and sisters. ' Rosie Tosie'  is survived by Anthony (Susie) Ruiz, John (Betty) Ruiz, Larry (Annette) Ruiz, Pam Ruiz, Phyllis (Benny) Ochoa, Joe Ruiz, Brenda (Bo) Midro, Kendra (Kenny) Maes, Kim (Danny) Bratton; Kourtney Maes; 29 grandchildren; 56 great grandchildren; 7 great great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and friends. Special thanks to Carmen Lara, Tina Vigil, Debbie Piniol, and entire staff at Frontier Hospice. Viewing will be 8a.m. to 5p.m., Thursday and Friday at Boise-Ortega Funeral Home. Rosary will be at 10a.m., Saturday with funeral services following at St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg.

Ruiz, Susie Mary
Susie Mary Ruiz - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 2005 - Susie Mary Ruiz, 76, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 6, 2005. Preceded in death by husband, Joe R. Ruiz Sr.; son, Donald Ruiz; parents, Candido and Dora Herrera. Survived by children, Mary (Paul) Gallegos, Joe (Rose) Ruiz, Gloria (Manuel) Martinez, Jerry Ruiz, Francis (Gilbert) Cintas, Pete Ruiz, Conlee (Kathy) Ruiz, Clara (Ralph) Baca, Debbie (Jerry) Martinez and Sandra Ruiz; and special friend, Audrey Roybal; 30 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation, 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, at Romero Chapel. Vigil service, 6 p.m. Monday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday; both at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services.

Rumsey, James Durard
James Durard Rumsey - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 2009 - James Durard Rumsey, born April 10, 1922, to the union of Lily Irene and James Walter Rumsey, in Pettis County, Mo. Survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Margaret Fern Beghtel Rumsey; children, Jim (Carolyn) Rumsey, Dr. Barry (Vicki) Rumsey, Rondii (Keith) Horn; grandchildren, Janele Watson, Samantha (Eric) Girasia, Joshua (Kati) Rumsey, Alisha (Burt) Williams, Jonathan (Danielle) Rumsey, Abigail Rumsey, Caleb (Mandy) Horn, Travis Horn; great-grandchildren, Christian and Courtney Watson, Ethan and Aubrey Girasia, Julia Rumsey, Madelyn, Everett and Wayde Williams. Preceded in death by granddaughters, Michelle Lynn Rumsey, Amy Renee Rumsey; great-granddaughters, Erika Ann and Shaela Faith Girasia. James was a 50- year member of the Carpenters Union, a member of Parkhill Baptist Church, and the Good Sams Club. Visitation, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, at Roselawn Funeral Home. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkhill Christian Academy.

Runion, Arleanne
Arleanne Runion - Trinidad Times Independent - November 13, 2010 - Our little angel Arleanne went to be with the Lord on Nov. 11, 2010. Arleanne, who was born April 9, 2009, was met by her infant sister Hope Elizabeth. She is survived by her parents Manuel and Serena Runion of Mansfield, Pa.; sister Danessa Garduno of Trinidad; brothers, Phoenix Runion of Douglas, Wyo., Isaac Runion of Mansfield, Pa.; grandparents Mike and Esther Runion of Douglas, Wyo., Robert and Priscilla Garduno of Trinidad; great-grandparents Gene and Helen Pacheco of Trinidad, Jennie Garduno of Trinidad and Antonia Martinez of Raton; aunts Vikki Garduno and Mike, Esther Runion and Marc; uncles David Runion and Edith, Matt Garduno and Erica, Ely DeJesus; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive. Funeral Services will be held Friday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m. at the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Edward Buerkle officiating. Rite of committal and interment will follow at Fairmont Cemetery. Funeral arrangements for Arleanne Runion are under the direction of the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.

Runion, Hope Elizabeth
Hope Elizabeth Runion - Trinidad Times Independent - February 6, 2007 - Hope Elizabeth Runion, infant daughter of Manuel and Serena Runion passed away Jan. 30, 2007, in Walsenburg. She was born Sept. 9, 2006, in Pueblo. She is survived by her parents, Manuel and Serena Runion of Walsenburg; sister Danessa Garduno of Trinidad; brothers, Phoenix Runion of Douglas, Wyo., Isaac Runion of Walsenburg; paternal grandparents Michael Thomas and Esther Elizabeth Runion of Walsenburg and maternal grandparents, Robert Joseph and Priscilla Jean Garduno of Trinidad. A funeral service was held February 5 at the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bruce Kirby officiating. Rite of committal and interment followed at Fairmount Cemetery. Funeral arrangements for Hope Elizabeth Runion were under the direction of the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.

Runnells, Betty C.
Betty C. Runnells - Pueblo Chieftain - March 2, 2011 - Betty C. Runnells went to be with Jesus on Feb. 26, 2011. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Garth Runnells; children, Roxanne Montano, Steve (Jane) Runnells, Scott Runnells and Skip Runnells; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; siblings, Beulah (Bill) Markus, David (Valeta) Wilson and Claudia (Bill Dingman) Lewis. She also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Elwood and Belvie Wilson; and her son, Elwood Runnells. Betty was a longtime Sunday school and Awana teacher. She loved everyone and had a close walk with her Lord and Savior, Jesus. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer' s Association. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Temple Baptist Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Runyan, L. Fred
L. Fred Runyan - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2009 - L. Fred Runyan, 92, was born in Franklin, Kan., and passed away Sept. 25, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ivan and Jennie Runyan; sister, Mary Runyan; and grandson, Michael Cernac. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Genevieve; sons, Ronald (Rosemary) and Bruce (Lisa) Runyan; grandchildren, Laura Cernac, Mike Runyan, Capt. Ed Runyan, U.S. Army EOD, Jeffrey Runyan, and Emily Runyan; great-grandchildren, T.J. and Ashley Cernac; and sister, Thelma Gilley of Pueblo. He also is survived by nieces, Marianne (Lloyd) Kollasch, Carol Ann (Larry) Hinkle, Sherry (Jim) Wold; and nephews, Stephen Swath, and Tim, Richard and Tom Gilley. Fred enjoyed playing bridge, bingo, and going to Cripple Creek. Fred served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II, and was employed at Colorado State Hospital for 39 years, and retired in 1977 as the director of patient' s accounts. He attended Midwest Business College, Pueblo Junior College, Colorado University, and the University of Denver. He was a life member of the National Association of Accountants; the National Association of Reimbursement Officers, where he served one year as president; the Colorado Association of Public Employees, and served on their state board for six years; Elks Lodge, BPOE No. 90; Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 145; the Colorado State Hospital Credit Union, having served on the board of directors; and the Pachyderms of Pueblo. Fred always was a perfect gentleman to friends and strangers alike. He was a loving husband, dad, grandpa and friend to all. He will be greatly missed! We love you! Cremation, with memorial service, 11 a.m. Monday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Donations in Fred' s memory may be made to the T.J. and Ashley Cernac Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Runyon, Damon
Damon Runyon - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 1999 - Our Past Century, 1904 - 1905 - Unrest in Southern Colorado - They Made a Difference - Damon Runyon - Damon Runyon is perhaps the most famous person to ever call Pueblo home. If not, he is certainly the most prolific when it comes to words written and of being read. He moved to Pueblo in 1887, when his father came to work here as a newspaper typesetter. Damon worked as a reporter briefly for The Chieftain, and sent dispatches to the paper when he served in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War in 1898. Although he left Pueblo in 1905 to work in Denver, his greatest fame rose from his work as a newspaper columnist in New York City and as a short story writer. The Broadway smash, "Guys and Dolls," is based on his writings. Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 1999 - Our Past Century, 1946 - 1947 - The Post War Years - A Time of Explosive Growth - 1946 - Dec. 10: Damon Runyon, 62, died in New York hospital. The famed author and columnist started his career as a cub reporter on the Pueblo Chieftain.

Rupert, Patricia
Patricia "Patsy" Rupert - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 2011 - Patricia "Patsy" Rupert, 81, passed away on Mother' s Day, May 8, 2011. She was born in Denver during a blizzard on Jan. 10, 1930. She started college in the fall of 1948, and was stricken with polio in December of 1948. She recovered, graduated in May of 1953 and married Harold Rupert in the fall of 1953. They had five children, four of whom are surviving: Tim (Kathy), Tom (Sheila), Tammy (Tim) and Terry (Gino); and three grandchildren, Tommy Jr., Darian and Zachary. She also has one sister surviving, Joan Roberts. Patsy was preceded in death by one son, Ted Rupert. She later worked with handicapped preschool children for School District 60 for 12 years. Patsy was a wonderful wife and mother and will be greatly missed. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Rupp, Dorothy G.
Dorothy G. Rupp - Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 2010 - Dorothy G. Rupp, 93, passed away May 18, 2010. She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughters, Julie (Frank) Nemick and Mary Lee (Larry) Ervin, both of Pueblo; siblings, Janet Giannone and Ted (Evelyn) Neuburger; grandchildren, Frank P. (Tina Lisa) Nemick III, Laura (Chris) Brown, William J. (Brenda) Nemick, Jeanette (Scott) Baysinger, Eric (Belinda) Ervin, Kirk (Suzanne) Ervin and Craig (Laurie) Ervin; 18 great-grandchildren, Alan, Alex, Josh, Greg, Kae Leigh, Devin, Kayla, Austin, Melinda, Gage, Cassidy, Madison, Shawn, Sydney, Abbey, Trevor, Ethan and Evelyn; and four great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 70 years, William J. Rupp, on Nov. 3, 2006; parents, Wenzel and Julia Neuburger; sister, Marie Helget; and brothers, Joseph, Edward, Norbert, Arthur, Arnold, Ernest and Richard Neuburger. Dorothy was born Nov. 3, 1916, in St. Paul, Minn., growing up on the plains of Kansas. She loved her family dearly. She had a great laugh and smiling eyes that lit up the world. Dorothy enjoyed card games, crafts and was an excellent seamstress, making many memorable gifts for friends and family. Special thank you to Dr. Kulik and staff, the staff at Parkview Medical Center and Sangre de Cristo Hospice for the care they gave Dorothy. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 21, 2010, at Christ The King Church, 1708 Horseshoe Drive, with Monsignor Tom Adrians, VG as celebrant. Also, a memorial gathering will be held for her loving friends and extended family at the Villa Towers at a later date. Those who desire may make memorials to Villa Pueblo Foundation or Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Rupp, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Weidenfeller Rupp - Pueblo Chieftain - March 6, 2012 - Elizabeth Weidenfeller Rupp, 88, passed away March 3, 2012. She was predeceased by her husband, John Rupp. Survived by her cousins, Jack Talbott, Patty Baird, Leslie McMartin, Mildred Krucas, Rick Baird, Leslie Graul, Anne Dunda, David Krucas and Peggy Bartmess. Elizabeth was a United States Customs inspector and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Service, 2 p.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Ruselowski, Dennis B. Sr.
Dennis B. Ruselowski Sr. - Trinidad Times Independent - May 25, 2010 - Dennis Brian Ruselowski Sr., 66, entered eternal rest on May 23, 2010, at the Trinidad State Nursing Home in Trinidad. He was born April 3, 1944, in Waterbury, Conn. He was preceded in death by he parents, Victor P. Ruselowski; both sets of grandparents and numerous uncles and aunts. Survived by brothers, Ronald and wife, Victor P. Jr. and Gary Ruselowski; also numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Survived by son, Dennis Brian (Margarita) Ruselowski Jr.; stepson, Erin Shawn (Kristal) Trujillo, and separated wife, Carmen Rita Abrams Baca Ruselowski, whom Dennis married on Jan. 9, 1984, at the church of the Brethren in Garden City, Kan. Also survived by mother-in-law, Isabel Baca. Stepchildren are also as follows: Paula (Wilbert) Garcia, Patrica (John) Rooney, Patrick (Mayumi) Fernandez, Jason Betzinez (Selina) Fernandez. Step-grandchildren are as follows: Daniel (Sorelle) Garcia, Jessica (Rujelio) Marcias, Rebeca (Joseph) Williams, Tabatha and Nicholas Roodney, John and Luke Fernandez, Ryhnna Rangel, Alexis, Isaac and Bianca Fernandez. Step-great-grandchildren are as follows: Katrina, Isabel and Dominic Macias, Jayden and Amayah Garcia, Amaris Williams, Allysha Rangel, and Arianna Lynn. Dennis was a Vietnam veteran who served in the United States Air Force. Cremation has taken place and no services will be held. Donations may be made to any soup kitchen, shelter, or Salvation Army. ' Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers, that you do unto me.'  Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Rush, John D.
John D. Rush - Daily Statesman - November 13, 2003 - John D. Rush, son of the late Sherman Thomas Rush and Grace Elsie Todd Rush, was born on April 13, 1939, at Oneonta, Ala., and died in the Walker Baptist Medical Center at Jasper, Ala., on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003, at the age of 64. Mr. Rush was a member of the Cornerstone Assembly of God Church, had formerly worked in hotel security, was a former resident of Bernie and a resident of Oakman, Ala. He was united in marriage to Faye Garrison on June 30, 1956, at Kennett. Mrs. Rush preceded him in death on Jan. 16, 2003. Survivors include four sons, Marty Rush of Austell, Ga., David Rush of Kennett, Travis Rush of Lithia Springs, Ga., and Benjamin Rush of Dexter; seven daughters, Joanne Coblentz of Sarasota, Fla., Treca Rush of South Pointe, Ohio, Johnetta Garbiso of Walsenburg, Colo., Sandi Podskoc of Warner Robbins, Ga., Beckie Collier of Sikeston, Paula Collier and Wanda Rush, both of Dexter; one brother, Sherman Rush of Shannon, Miss.; one sister, Sarrah Porter of Oakman, Ala.; 21 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Clifford Ray Rush; and one great-grandchild. Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14, 2003, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie. Funeral services will then be conducted at 11 a.m. at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Bernie with Rev. Earnest Puckett and Rev. Jimmy Porter officiating. Interment will follow in the Smith-Stevenson Cemetery.

Rush, Paul E.
Paul E. Rush - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 2013 - Paul E. Rush, 87. Arrangements pending.

Rush, Scott Alan
Scott Alan Rush - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 1999 - Our Past Century, 1990 - 1991 - 1990s Start off Rocky - After months of trouble in the Middle East, the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait brought some tense moments to the Persian Gulf region and by late 1990, the U.S. began preparing to send troops to the region as the threat of war loomed. When Iraqi president Saddam Hussein failed to pull his troops out of Kuwait by Jan. 15, the U.N. Security Council ordered military strikes against Iraq. What began as a crisis eventually evolved into war as thousands of troops were sent to the gulf. Puebloans played an active part in the peace-keeping operations in the Middle East. In January 1991, a National Guard unit based at the Pueblo Depot Activity was one of the first guard units sent to Saudi Arabia as part of Operation Desert Shield. In the next few months, Puebloans stationed all over the world were being sent to the region. Locally, many professionals including several doctors were called up from National Guard or reserve duty to go to war. At home, a group of military parents who called themselves MOMS held support meetings and staged rallies in support of the troops abroad. The Pueblo Chieftain also began running letters daily from servicemen and women who had written home to their families. The mortality of the war hit close to home when 19-year-old Scott Rush was killed when his bunker collapsed on him on Jan. 19, 1991. Services for Rush, who attended Morton Elementary and Vineland Middle School, were held at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Rusovick, George
George Rusovick - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 1978 - George Rusovick, late of 2002 Sherwood, passed away Feb. 15, 1978, Husband of Mrs. Mary J. Rusovick; father of George Rusovick, Rochester, Minn., and Mrs. Sharon Roblek, Pueblo; brother of Mike Rusovick, Chicago, John and Andy Rusovick, Pueblo, and Paul Rusovick, Canon City; brother-in-law of Mrs. Mickey Brasselero and Jack and Sam Brasselero and Mrs. Rose Braun, all of Pueblo. Also survived by two grandchildren, Karna and Margo Rusovick, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Member, Holy Family Parish. Mr. Rusovick retired July 31, 1974, from the CF&I Steel Corp. rod mill. He was a member of Pueblo Elks Lodge 90 and the Retired Men' s Club, USWA Local 2102. Services, Holy Family Church; rosary recitation 8 p.m. Friday and Mass of Christian burial 10 a.m. Saturday. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family request donations of food be omitted.

Rusovick, Michael
Michael Rusovick - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 1947, Michael Rusovick of 721 Box Elder, April 11. Father of John, Andrew, Paul, and George Rusovick, Pueblo and Nick and Michael Rusovick Jr., Chicago. Grandfather of 13. Member of St. Michael' s Serbi-Russian Orthodox Church and the American Russian Circle. Husband of Mary Rusovick who passed away February 1923. Service announcement later. Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 1947 - Evening services Sunday, April 13 at funeral home chapel; Funeral services 12:30 p.m. at funeral home chapel and requiem services Monday at 1 p.m. at St Michael' s Serbi-Russian Orthodox church. Interment Roselawn.

Russ, Virginia Elaine
Virginia Elaine Russ - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2011 - Virginia Elaine Russ, 86, went to be with the Lord April 23, 2011. She was born on Feb. 22, 1925, in Pueblo, Colo. Virginia was preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, Frank; and beloved daughter, Norma Jean Gregory. She is survived by her daughter, Patty (Fred) Coplen; son, Richard Russ; granddaughter, Jami (David) Bond; grandsons, Ian and Kyle Russ; great-grandson, Alec Bond; sister, Josephine (Joe) Dionese; and numerous nieces and nephews. Virginia retired from Mountain Bell after 37 years of service. After her retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. At Virginia' s request, there will be no public viewing or public service. A service for immediate family only will be held with interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Russ, Virginia Lois
Virginia Lois Russ - Trinidad Times Independent - January 17, 2010 - Virginia "Lois" Russ, longtime Aguilar resident, went to be with her Lord on Jan. 13, 2010. She was born to Leona and Clyde Wilcox on February 26, 1918, in Miliken. Lois was the Town Clerk of Aguilar for 37 years until her retirement. Her hobbies included bowling, gardening and ceramics. She was an avid reader and loved to dance. Lois, a loving grandmother, enjoyed attending all of her grandchildren's activities. Preceding her in death are parents, Leona and Clyde Wilcox; husband, John Russ, Jr.; son, John J. Russ; siblings, June and Everette. Survivors are children, Virginia "Ginger" (Charles) Moore, Canon City; Pat (Tom) Verquer, Trinidad; daughter-in-law, Phyllis Russ, Denver; sister, Norma Faye Case, Greeley; grandchildren, Ava (Shane), Debi (Will), T. J., Trent, Charles, Jr. (Shai), Denise (Sean), John (Sharon), Harold (Sandra); eight great-grandchildren, Zack, Ben, Brandon (Jennica), Amber, Megan, Brandi-Ann, C.J., Hunter; several great-great-grandchildren, other family members and her extended friends at the Skyline Ridge Nursing Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, with Rosary at 9:15 a.m. at Comi Funeral Home Chapel followed by the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary escorts are Lois' grandchildren. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at St. Anthony's Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Memory Lane Unit, Skyline Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 515 Fairview, Canon City, CO 81212. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Russ-Aragon, Alberta
Alberta Russ-Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 2010 - Alberta Russ-Aragon, 72, passed away on Aug. 19, 2010. She was born March 14, 1938, in Walsenburg, Colo., to the union of Joe Onesimo and Ida Pacheco, who both preceded her in death; along with her husbands, Raymond Russ, Frank Aragon and Paul Gallegos (father of her children); in-laws, Jose and Felice Gallegos; siblings, Joe and Louis Pacheco, Frances, Molly, Virginia, Carol and Ercy. Alberta was a member of the Eagles and St. Francis Xavier Church. She was a very loving lady, always willing to help anyone in need. The joy of her life was her family whom she adored; she made it a point to spend quality time with each of them. Alberta leaves her beautiful memories with her children, Pat (Jack) Jiron, Paul (Elaine) Gallegos, Ron (Zonia) Gallegos, Mike (Stephanie) Gallegos and Richard (Josie) Gallegos; sisters, Dolores Hernandez and Martha Herrera; 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Rosary 9:30 a.m. and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Russell, Alvin R.
Alvin R. Russell - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2011 - Alvin R. Russell, 76, born Nov. 9, 1935, in Fowler. He departed this life on Nov. 25, 2011. Alvin was born to the union of Ray and Ollie Russell. Preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Ted and Jess Russell. Survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Peggy J.; children, Jerry (Linda) Russell, Kathy (Dale) Baughman, Rick (Dee) Russell and Cherry (Dave) Aragon; brother, Floyd (Peggy) Russell and Marie (Raymond) Walters; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous family and friends. Alvin retired from the CF&I after 35 years of service in material handling. Alvin loved his horses and livestock and served as president of the Hillside Saddle Club. Throughout the years, Alvin enjoyed family gatherings, square dancing, and most importantly, attending livestock sales and was an excellent horseman. He attended Pueblo Christian Center where services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, with Pastor Josh Richardson officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donation to Diabetes Association.

Russell, D. C.
Colonel D. C. Russell - 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. Rocky Mountain News - January 8, 1890 - When a mere boy Colonel D. C. Russell, who lately died in Pueblo, left the Virginia Military institute to enlist as a private in the late confederate army. He was a native of Virginia, which state seems to have been the cradle of soldiers, George Washington, Light Horse Harry Lee, Winfield Scott and Stonewall Jackson being shining actors in the arena of war, covering the American conflicts from the Revolution of 1776 down to the days of accession. Young Russell was a born soldier, who, on account of cool bravery and military skill, rose rapidly from the ranks to a colonelship and that, too, after stepping out of his teens. Before the war he had laid the foundations upon which his naturally bright intellect soon after built a good education, fitting him for almost any position in life.

Russell, Florence
Florence M. Russell - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 2013 - Florence M. Russell, 89. Mother of Leonard and Ronald Russell and Debra Nieto. A memorial service and reception will be held at noon Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Vision Ministries Family Christian Church, 1035 S. Pueblo Blvd.

Russell, Helen
Helen Russell - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 2009 - Helen Russell passed away peacefully on Dec. 28, 2009, at the age of 100. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Edward, of 61 years; and son, Robert. She loved to entertain friends and family with her piano. She graduated from the Academy of Music at the age of 18 as a full professor at the University of Manila, Philippines. She continued to play almost up to the day she died. She came to Pueblo in 2003 and spent a lot of her time with her canine companions, Jennie, Dahlia, and Max. Helen had a great outlook on life and spent every minute enjoying it. She loved being around young people. She said, ' it made her feel young.'  She would want us to celebrate her life, not mourn her death. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by her sons, Edward and Lee; grandsons, Jason and Raymond; and great-granddaughters, Haileigh and Taylor. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, Imperial Memorial Chapel. Under the direction of Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Russell, Margaret Marie
Margaret Marie Russell - Center Post-Dispatch - August 30, 2008 - Margaret Marie Russell, 92, of Cottonwood, died Aug. 14. She was a leap year baby, born Feb. 29, 1916, in Hugoton, Kans., one of the four children of Jerry H. and Bessie Gustafson Zeiler. Her family moved to Del Norte in 1931 and she graduated from Del Norte High School in 1934. Margaret was married to Lyman Joels in 1936 and he died in 1953. She married Raymond Russell in 1957 and they moved to La Veta and Pagosa Springs with Ray's Forest Service career before moving to Arizona in 1967. She lived in Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz. and had lived in Cottonwood for eight years. Prior to her retirement, she worked as an operator and office manager for Mountain States Tel and Tel Co. (Now Qwest) in Del Norte. She enjoyed making audio tapes for friends and family, sewing and playing bridge and poker. Husbands, Lyman F. Joels and Raymond G. Russell; and brothers, Jerry R., Harold (Gus) and Harry Zeiler, preceded her in death. Survivors include her sons, Lyman (Cheryl) Joels, Jr., of Huntsville, Ala. And Jerry (Natalie) Joels of Cornville, Ariz.; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held Saturday, Aug. 23, at Westcott Funeral Home in Cottonwood. Another memorial service and burial will be in Del Norte at a later date. Condolences may be sent in care of Jerry Joels, 9675 E. Garden Lane, Cornville, AZ. 86325.

Russell, Ted Raymond
Ted Raymond Russell - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2011 - Ted Raymond Russell, 81, passed away Jan. 20, 2011. Survived by his children, Geri Landis of Amarillo, Texas, Ted W. Russell of Cotopaxi, Colo., and Jeanette Tripp of Oregon; siblings, Marie Walters, Alvin Russell and Floyd Russell, all of Pueblo; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his special friend, Marjie E. Jennings; parents, Raymond and Ollie Freda Russell; and brother, Jesse Russell. Ted was born June 6, 1929, in Pueblo. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired from Ross Trucking Company. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Monday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Sam Ramsey officiating. Flag presentation and interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Russo, Micke
Micke Russo - Citizen Telegram - September 8, 2006 - Micke Russo passed away Aug. 25 in Pueblo after a long illness. She was 78. Micheline Russo was born in Hartford, Conn., on April 25, 1928. She spent most of her life in the West Hartford area. Micke (Grandma Bubbles) came to the Roaring Fork Valley in 2002 to live with Francesca and Willie at the Fender Family Ranch in Emma. She was very active at the Valley Pines Mid-Valley Senior Center where she served on the council. Micke received the senior-of-the-year award and the Presidential Volunteer Award, from President George W. Bush. Deteriorating health led her to move to a warmer climate in 2005. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Agnes Bassilakis and her brother Gennaro Russo. She is survived by her brother Michael Russo of Florida; daughters Catherine (Daniel J.) Oppenheimer of Snowmass, Francesca (William O.) Fender, now of La Veta, Colo. and Gena Rose (Tim Bonanno) of Waterford, Conn.; granddaughter Lauren Vagneur of Basalt; and grandsons Joseph and Robert Oppenheimer, both of Snowmass. A wake was held Aug. 31 followed by the funeral on Sept. 1 in West Hartford in West Hartford, Conn. The internment will be at the Mount St. Benedicts Cemetery in Hartford, next to her beloved parents and brother. Donations in memory of Micheline Russo can be made online at multiplemyeloma.org or by calling Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation at (203) 229-0464.

Rutherford, Marianne
Marianne Rutherford - Trinidad Times Independent - October 15, 2007 - Marianne Rutherford died Friday, October 12, 2007. Survived by sons Ronald and Christopher, daughter-in-law Mary, grandchildren Tyler, Taylor, Max, Kendall, Parker, Peyton and Austin, brothers Ralph Gonzalez and Rick Pontaza, sister Silvia Maestas. Preceded in death by son Randy. Service on Wednesday, October 17 2007, 11:00 a.m., Mother Of God Catholic Church, 475 Logan Street, Denver. Burial Fairmount Cemetery, Denver

Rutherford, Rose Berta
Rose Berta Rutherford - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2009 - Rose Berta Rutherford, 87, passed away March 10, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, Damiano and Filppa Rotolo; loving husbands, Peter J. Berta and David Rutherford; brothers, Phil and Vincent Rotolo; sisters, Angie Cash, Josephine DeCarlo and Mary Ann Corsentino. She is survived by her loving family: sisters, Teresa Danna and Dorothy (Louis) Carleo; son, James (Linda) Berta; daughters, Carolyn (Paul) Venaglia and Lori (Van) Housman; loving grandchildren, Ann (Andrew) Craig, Jean (Todd) Venaglia Friemel, Rita (Brian) Dakolios, Amanda Berta, Candace Berta, Maranda Berta (grandma Rose's best friend), Mitch Housman and Grace Housman; great-grandchildren, Adrianna Craig, Andrew Craig and Kaleb Dakolios. Rose made many outstanding accomplishments in her life. She was very active in her church, Shrine of St. Therese, where she proudly sang in the choir for many years. She loved to attend and help with various community social events. Rose loved to travel the world and was fortunate enough to visit many countries. She was blessed with two great husbands, whom she cared for and loved until the end of their lives. She told us when she was young, she dreamed of all she wanted to be; and she told us, "Now that I am old, I've lived all my dreams by having a loving family and friends." Rose lived her life for everyone, she gave and gave, taught and protected, and loved and touched everyone who she knew. Rose was a great wife, mother and person. We will love you and miss you forever. Thank you for being part of our lives. Heaven's gates are wide open for you . In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made to the Shrine of St. Therese Choir. Viewing, 6 to 7 p.m., with rosary to follow at 7 p.m. today, March 13, 2009, Shrine of St. Therese. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 2009, Shrine of St. Therese, with interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Rutkofsky, Joe
Joe ' Awful'  Rutkofsky - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 1999 - Our Past Century, 1924 - 1925 - Pueblo Roared Right Along with Roaring Twenties - Puebloans also enjoyed sports. Two of the city's best-known athletes, boxer Joe "Awful" Coffee and football star Earl "Dutch" Clark, graduated from Central High School in the mid-1920s. Coffee, a Russian Jew, also gained notoriety as a critic of the Klan movement, which in Colorado peaked with Clarence Morley's election as governor in 1924' ¦ They Made a Difference -Joe `Awful' Coffee - Boxing great Joe "Awful" Coffee was a fighter inside and outside the ring. In the ring, the 5-foot-1, 120-pounder compiled a 95-10 lifetime record in a career that began before he graduated from Central High School in 1925. Outside the ring, he battled the Ku Klux Klan, which opposed immigrants. Coffee, a Russian Jew, changed his last name while in high school because announcers struggled to pronounce Rutkofsky. He helped organize an anti-Klan newspaper, tracing license plates at Klan meetings to expose members. Following his boxing career, Coffee opened the famous Joe "Awful" Coffee's Ringside Lounge on lower 17th Street in Downtown Denver. Coffee died March 7, 1994, in Denver.

Rutkowski, James R.
James R. ' Ski'  Rutkowski - Pueblo Chieftain - July 2, 2010 - James R. ' Ski'  Rutkowski, 55, of Las Animas, Colo., died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at his home. Memorial funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, at the Rutkowski home place. Family prefers memorials to either Ark-Valley Hospice or John Zane House in Colorado Springs.

Rutter, Travis Luke
Travis Luke Rutter - Imperial Funeral Home - July 14, 2011 - Travis Luke Rutter, 32, Sunrise, June 25, 1979, Sunset July 9, 2011. Travis was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leo and Betty Rutter and grandfather Clarence Batey; uncle, Tom; and aunts, Vicky and Leona Rutter. He is survived by his children, Travis Colt, Melissa, Ashley, Hailey, Emiley, Mathew, Kiley, Jonathon, and Liley; parents, Allan and Kathy Rutter; brothers, Mark (Heather), and Michael (Theresa) Rutter; grandmother, Jessie Ainsworth; niece Shelby and nephews, Timothy and Darryl; also survived by other aunts, uncles, and cousins. A memorial service will take place on Friday, at 4 p.m. at the First Southern Baptist Church in Florence, CO. Travis was a loving father to his children, he loved camping, fishing, and four wheeling.

Ruybal, Roger Frank
Roger Frank Ruybal - Pueblo Chieftain - June 5, 2013 - Roger Frank Ruybal, 74, went to be with the Lord on June 2, 2013. Roger was born Dec. 23, 1938, in Sanford, Colo., to the union of Don and Rose (Trujillo) Ruybal. They preceded him in death; as well as in-laws, Tillie Pando-Trujillo, Willie Pando; and stepfather-in-law, Maximinio Trujillo. He also was preceded in death by brothers, Danny and Tommy; sisters, Mary Elena, Mary Ann, Eleanor and Regie; a brother-in-law, Robert Pando; and sister-in-law, Connie Medina. He is survived by beloved wife of 54 years, Margaret Dolores ' Lol1y'  (Vialpando) Ruybal; children, Beverly (Tom), Patricia, Russell and Paul. He raised as his own, Colleen, Duane, David and Deidra; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. Brother to 13 siblings: Pete (Louisa), Helen (Jim), John (Pricilla), Dolores (Rudy), Donna, Felix (Sharon), Rosalie (Joe), Elaine (Ernie), David (Valerie), Anthony (Rosie), Christine (Leroy), Sandra, and Lisa; and a brother-in-law, David Medina. Roger retired from Pueblo School District 70, St. Vrain Cemetery and Avondale Water & Sanitation District. Longtime resident of Avondale and later Pueblo. Please join the family at his rosary at 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, both at Avondale Sacred Heart Church in Avondale, Colo. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery, Avondale. Reception to follow at the church hall.

Ruybalid, Loretta
Loretta Ruybalid - Pueblo Chieftain - January 24, 2010 - Loretta Ruybalid, 41, born Dec. 30, 1968, passed away Jan. 20, 2010. She was preceded by her father, Louis Ruybalid. She is survived by her special friend and love of more than 12 years, Marcos Flores; Hope, (her dog and baby); mother, Sophie; sister, Susan; brothers, Alex, Andy, Louie (Pauline), Sam (Shannon) and Tony; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and many more special friends and relatives. Loretta courageously fought a lengthy battle, never having a complaint and living life to the fullest; she never gave in to her fear or sorrow. She loved to bake and decorate her cakes, and having family and friends around her. The holidays were always more special because of her (especially Christmas, which was her favorite). She insisted on not just being an aunt, but being an ' Auntie.'  She will be missed by everyone that was ever lucky enough to know her. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday and memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday; both services, Holy Family Parish. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Ruybalid, Philip
Philip Vern Ruybalid - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2013 - Philip Vern Ruybalid, 65, of Pueblo, passed away peacefully April 13, 2013. Preceded in death by his parents, Phil and Eve Ruybalid. Survived by his siblings, Ernest (Sarah) Ruybalid, Yvette (Alex) Davila, Theresa Larson, Barbara Sapeda and Shelley (Anthony) Rodriguez; along with other relatives. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Friday, American Legion Hall, 701 W. Ninth St.

Ruybalid, Sophie
Sophie Ruybalid - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2010 - Sophie Ruybalid, 81, born June 5, 1928, went to be with the Lord Feb. 10, 2010. She is survived by her daughter, Susan; sons, Tony, Andy, Louie (Pauline), Alex, Sam (Shannon); special son-in-law, Marcos Flores; sisters, Elsie Espinoza and Shirley Madrid; brothers, Benito Alonzo, Alfonso Ayala and David Ruiz; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, along with many other special friends and relatives. Sophie was preceded in death by her daughter, Loretta; and her husband, Louis. She enjoyed spending time with and taking care of her family, baking and cooking, she also enjoyed playing in Cripple Creek. She was very giving and also very strong in her religious faith and beliefs and was ready to answer the Lord' s call to join her daughter and husband at his side in heaven. Sophie will be greatly missed by all of those that she leaves behind who got to know and love her. Also very special thanks to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their wonderful help through all of this. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 6 p.m. Monday, and Memorial Mass, 2 p.m. Tuesday; both services, Holy Family Parish. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Ryals, Margaret Pauline
Margaret Pauline "Polly" Ryals - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 2011 - Margaret Pauline "Polly" Ryals, 86, passed on July 17, 2011. She was born on March 26, 1925, in Americus, Kan. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Russell; parents, William and Amy Hudson; and sister, Amy Maxine Newman. She is survived by her nephew, Ron (A.J.) Newman; great-niece, Gina (Scott Lane) Newman-Lane; great-nephew, Ronald I. (Racquel) Newman; and great-great-nieces, Victoria and Alexsondria Lane. She was a member of the Eastern Star for over 30 years. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Pueblo Villa Care Center. There will be a private family inurnment at a later date. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Ryan, Catherine Anne
Catherine Anne (Cathy) Ryan - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 2009 - Catherine Anne (Cathy) Ryan of Pueblo, passed away Monday, June 29, 2009, following a brief illness. She was born Aug. 26, 1948, in Pueblo. She is survived by her stepmother, Carol Ryan; stepsisters, Kathy (Joe) Constantino, Kimberly Koch, both from California; aunt, Ruth Fimple; uncle, Ed (Anne) Ryan of Pueblo; cousin, Jenny (Gary) Pietrus of Colorado Springs; and other relatives. Also surviving are her beloved cats, Ziggy and Zoey. She was preceded in death by her father, Bill Ryan in 2004; and her grandmother, Bernice Haga in 1989. Cathy played the flute in the U.S. Air Force Band in Virginia for several years, was a docent at the Pueblo Zoo, enjoyed quilting and had a special love for animals. She was a friend of Bill W's for 15 years. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2009, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pueblo Zoo in care of the funeral home.

Ryan, Cornelius M.
Cornelius ' Connie'  M. Ryan - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 2011 - Cornelius ' Connie'  M. Ryan passed away on Aug. 19, 2011, in Albuquerque, N.M. He was 85 years old. Born on July 8, 1926, in St. Louis, Mo., Connie grew up in Pueblo, Colo., and lived in Las Cruces, N.M. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cornelius ' Neal'  M. Ryan and Vivian Ryan Griffin; and his wife, Emma McCarney Ryan. Survivors include daughters, Susan (Bob) Ryan Langdon and Patricia Ryan; granddaughter, Jennifer Langdon; life companion of 24 years, Adna Assel; Adna' s daughter, Joyce (Wayne) Van Cleve; Adna' s son, Edward (Jacqui) Assel. Connie also leaves behind brother-in-law, Pete Cornish; sister-in-law, Evelyn McCarney; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, including Sharon (Lloyd) McCarney Kinsey, Leo McCarney, Denis Cornish, John Cornish, Heather (Flint) Fisher and Patrick (Susan) Cornish. A memorial service will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at Imperial Memorial Gardens, 5450 Highway 78 West, Pueblo, with interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) or the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History.

Ryan, Lillian Ann
Lillian Ann Ryan - Pueblo Chieftain - March 9, 2012 - Lillian Ann Ryan, 87, went to be with our Lord on March 7, 2012. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth, Pueblo, Colo. Memorials may be made to SCAP, 635 W. Corona, Pueblo, CO 81004 or to Joni Fair Hospice, 1107 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO, 81005.

Ryan, Mark A.
Mark A. Ryan - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2013 - Mark A. Ryan, 47, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 12, 2013. Mark is survived by his loving wife of 12 years, Juanita Aragon; son, Brandon Aragon; and numerous other extended family and friends. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Ryan, Nancy C.
Nancy C. Ryan - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2009 - Nancy C. Ryan, 88, passed away on March 20, 2009. Predeceased by her husband, John R. Ryan; parents, Emilio and Tomasita Maes; three brothers, and four sisters. Survived by her children, Wes (Libby) Bell and Lelani Pacheco; six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Angela (Will) Beatty and Evelyn Vallejo; and brother, Herb (Rosalie) Maes; numerous nieces and nephews, and the loving and caring staff at Chateau at Sharmer. At her request, cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2009, Holy Family Catholic Church. Private inurnment. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Ryan, Sarah Kristine
Sarah Kristine Ryan - Pueblo Chieftain - July 9, 2010 - Sarah Kristine Ryan, 24, went to be with the Lord and her grandma, Roberta Ryan, on July 7, 2010. Survived by her father, Don Ryan; sister, Summer (Chris) Gomez; grandfather, Jerry Ryan; niece, Autumn Gomez; nephew, Christopher Gomez, all of Pueblo; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Sarah was born Nov. 30, 1985, in Colorado Springs, and graduated from Pueblo Central High School in 2004. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, July 12, 2010, Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Christine Richardson officiating.

Ryan, Victoria Lynn
Victoria Lynn Ryan - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 2013 - Victoria Lynn Ryan, 59. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Ryder, Charles M.
Charles M. Ryder - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2011 - Charles M. Ryder, 79, passed away Oct. 11, 2011. Survived by his wife of 61 years, Georgia E. Ryder; son, David A. Ryder; brother-in-law; numerous sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Charles was born in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Nov. 18, 1931, to Charles W. and Hazel G. Ryder. Charles worked as an office manager for Tallman Oil. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting and camping. At his request there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 4 p.m. Friday, October 14, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of flowers and food, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Hospice Pet Peace Of Mind program, through the funeral home.

Ryder, Georgia E.
Georgia E. Ryder - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 2011 - Georgia E. Ryder, 79, passed away Oct. 25, 2011. Survived by her son, David Ryder; sister, Joyce (Ray) Hatton; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Fulton, Madelene Fulton and Betty Fulton; special nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Charles M. Ryder; two babies who await her in heaven; brothers, Ted, Bill and Maurice Fulton; sister, Minnie and her husband, Bill Carlson. Georgia was born Feb. 22, 1932, in Pueblo, to Theodore and Sylvia Fulton. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at Park Hill Christian Church, 1401 E. Seventh St., with Pastor Dean Prophet officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Park Hill Christian Church.

Rydman, Jean
Jean Storey ' Mia' Rydman - Trinidad Times - April 19, 2012 - Jean Storey ' Mia' Rydman, Wife, mother, model, journalist, volunteer - Born on August 19, 1918, she left this earth at age 93 in Bryan, Texas, on the first day of spring, her favorite season, after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her father, Lynn Cleveland Storey, and her mother, Claire Funk Storey, and is survived by her husband of 72 years, Edward J. Rydman, of Bryan. Jean is also survived by her four children: Jay (Karen) Rydman of Dallas, Texas; Nancy Ellis of Santa Fe, N.M.; Suzy (Clark) Straw of La Jolla, Calif., and Chrissy (Kelly) Hester of College Station, Texas; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Born in Lincoln, Neb., Jean graduated from high school in East Orange, N.J., and as a young beauty was photographed for a Kodak ad campaign by Edward Steichen, a giant figure in the history of photography. Her photograph was included in the definitive ' Steichen, A Life in Photography'  published in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art by Doubleday in 1963. But becoming a model was not of interest to Jean, and she went on to college at Ohio State University in Columbus, where she earned a degree in journalism and met her future husband. Throughout her years of childrearing in Columbus, and later, in Dallas, Texas, Jean maintained an avid interest in reading, writing and in volunteer service for causes dear to her heart. In retirement, she moved with her husband to Santa Fe, where their hikes through the mountains and arroyos, and the ever-present beauty of the New Mexico landscape, brought her the greatest joy. She was a dedicated volunteer in the early days of Santa Fe' s Farmers Market and in fundraising for the Santa Fe Community Foundation. Jean will always be remembered for her unfailing kindness to others, her quiet, competent manner, and her ready smile. Her life will be celebrated at a private family memorial in Bryan.

Rydman, Jean
Jean Storey "Mia" Rydman - Trinidad Times Independent - March 30, 2012 - Jean Storey "Mia" Rydman, Born on August 19, 1918, she left this earth at age 93 in Bryan, Texas, on the first day of spring, her favorite season, after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her father, Lynn Cleveland Storey, and her mother, Claire Funk Storey, and is survived by her husband of 72 years, Edward J. Rydman, of Bryan. Jean is also survived by her four children: Jay (Karen) Rydman of Dallas, Texas; Nancy Ellis of Santa Fe, N.M.; Suzy (Clark) Straw of La Jolla, Calif., and Chrissy (Kelly) Hester of College Station, Texas; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Born in Lincoln, Neb., Jean graduated from high school in East Orange, N.J., and as a young beauty was photographed for a Kodak ad campaign by Edward Steichen, a giant figure in the history of photography. Her photograph was included in the definitive ' Steichen, A Life in Photography'  published in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art by Doubleday in 1963. But becoming a model was not of interest to Jean, and she went on to college at Ohio State University in Columbus, where she earned a degree in journalism and met her future husband. Throughout her years of childrearing in Columbus, and later, in Dallas, Texas, Jean maintained an avid interest in reading, writing and in volunteer service for causes dear to her heart. In retirement, she moved with her husband to Santa Fe, where their hikes through the mountains and arroyos, and the ever-present beauty of the New Mexico landscape, brought her the greatest joy. She was a dedicated volunteer in the early days of Santa Fe' s Farmers Market and in fundraising for the Santa Fe Community Foundation. Jean will always be remembered for her unfailing kindness to others, her quiet, competent manner, and her ready smile. Her life will be celebrated at a private family memorial in Bryan.

Rystedt, Dennis L
Dennis L. Rystedt - Pueblo Chieftain - March 9, 2010 - Dennis L. Rystedt, 70, went to be with the Lord on March 7, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Una Fay; children, Martin Clark, Cameron Rystedt, Erika Johnson, Spencer Rystedt and Melanie Riley. Dennis and his wife have 12 grandchildren; a great-grandson; and brothers, Jim (Norma) Rystedt of Grafton, N.D., and Thomas (Linda) Rystedt of Powerslake, N.D. Dennis had been a resident of Pueblo West for the past 15 years and spent some time as a real estate agent until his illness progressed. He was a rural mail carrier and farmer in North Dakota for 33 years. At his request, cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Pueblo West Funeral Home, 381 S. Joe Martinez Blvd. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Battleview, N.D. A special thank you to the staff at Frontier Hospice and Pueblo Care & Rehabilitation Center. Military honors.

Ryus, David
David Ryus - Sierra Journal - June 28, 1883 - David Ryus, a prominent merchant of La Veta, died last week.




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