The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Sabec, Elva Katherine
Elva Katherine (Ferkovich) Sabec - Huerfano Journal - April 11, 2013 - Elva Katherine (Ferkovich) Sabec, 96, Denver, CO, passed away peacefully at Exempla Colorado Lutheran Home in Arvada, CO on March 23, 2013. She was born on July 17, 1916 in Walsenburg, CO to Philip and Josefine (Grbac) Ferkovich. On April 17, 1938, she married Frank Sabec in Walsenburg, CO, and moved to Denver. He preceded her in death on March 4, 1971. She also was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Edward, Leonard, and Philip Jr. (Buddy) Ferkovich. She is survived by her daughters, Sharon (David) Olson of Arvada and Phyllis (Thomas) Widhalm of Lakewood; her four grandchildren, Michele (Steve) Najar of Arizona, David (Katrina) Olson Jr. of Arvada, Michael (Melanie) Widhalm of Castle Rock, and Laura (Steve) Kirby of Arvada; eight great-grandchildren, Gary Najar, Serena and Dionicio Olson, Cooper and Griffin Widhalm, and Dominic, Brynlee and Boden Kirby; and one great-great-grand child, Tanner Kirby. Visitation was held on Monday, April 1, 2013 at the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary Mount Olivet Cemetery at 10:30 am, followed by a Rosary, Funeral Mass and graveside blessing.

Sabella, Angelo M.
Angelo M. Sabella - The Chronicle-News - December 11, 2009 - Angelo M. Sabella, 91, died Dec. 8, 2009. Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 17 from 3-7 p.m. at Comi Funeral Home. Rosary will be Friday, Dec. 18 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Aguilar. Funeral Mass will follow.

Sabo, Joann C.
Joann C. Sabo - Pueblo Chieftain - May 5, 2010 - Joann C. Sabo, 72, joined the Lord in heaven on May 2, 2010. Her love is shared with her husband of 55 years, Don; four children, two grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Joann was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Saturday, St. Peter Episcopal Church. The family wishes to thank all the angels with Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Donations in Joann' s memory may be made to St. Peter Episcopal Church. Joann, you will live in our hearts forever. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Sabo, Margaret E.
Margaret E. Sabo - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 2010 - Margaret E. Sabo, 94, peacefully went to rest Aug. 12, 2010, to join her loving husband, Ernest. Also preceded in death by her son, Donald; and daughter, Sandra. Survived by grandchildren, Donna (Rick), Mark (Ginny), Robert, Christine and Laura (Robert); great-grandchildren, Robbie, David, Carl, Shane, Elizabeth, Christine, Melissa and Chad; daughter-in-law, Elaine; son-in-law, Dave Baker; in-laws, Pearl, Geza and Mary. Margaret was a member of the Southern Colorado Wood Carver' s Club. The family wishes to thank Life Care Center of Pueblo. Viewing, 9 to 10 a.m. Monday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the home of Laura and Robert Greenwood. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Sabo, Mary
Mary Sabo - Trinidad Times Independent - February 23, 2008 - Mary Sabo, 93, died February 17, 2008. She was born May 1, 1914 to John and Julia Sabo. Mary graduated from Primero High School and attended Trinidad State Junior College. She was a claims taker at the employment office, a mine clerk at Valdez and a discount teller at First National Bank. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Ann and Helen, brothers John Jr., Charles, Joe and Frank. She is survived by cousins Andy Szabo and family, Les Szabo and family, all of Wisconsin and Frank Sabo and family of Hudson, Wyoming and numerous relatives and friends Ersilia Vogt, Ann Kralik and Vilma Tarulli. Funeral mass will be Friday, February 22, 2008 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Sabo, Susan Marie
Susan Marie Sabo - Pueblo Chieftain - July 4, 2010 - Susan Marie Sabo, 38, passed away peacefully on July 1, 2010, after a lengthy illness. She is survived by her mom, Sandy Sabo; dad, Bob (Ann) Sabo; sisters, Kim (Craig) Seal, Paula (Mark) Cesar; nieces, Lauren Seal, Robyn and Rachael Cesar; nephews, Taylor Seal and Nick Sabo-Evans; aunts, uncles, cousins, friends; special family friend, Bernie Robinson. Preceded in death by brother, Robb Sabo; and grandparents, Robert and Ann Lubich and John and Mary Sabo. Susan was a full-time student at PCC, working toward an AA degree in business. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Monday, July 5, St. Mary Church, with reception to follow. She will be laid to rest at Crown Hill Cemetery in Lakewood, Colo., next to her brother.

Sabosky, Mary Jane
Mary Jane Sabosky - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2010 - Mary Jane Sabosky, 94, passed peacefully at home on May 20, 2010. She was born in Leadville to Catherine and Joseph Mohar. Her beloved husband of 55 years, Leo J. Sabosky, preceded her in death; as well as sisters, Pauline Mramor, Lillian Germ, Katherine Zakraysck; and brothers, William, Joseph and John Mohar. Before raising her family, she worked at Knukles Packing Co. She is survived by son, David (Donna) Sabosky; daughter, Marlene (Dennis) Gaster; grandchildren, Aaron Sabosky, Jim (Beth) Gaster, Scott (Jan) Gaster, Mary (Jim) Miller, John (Bridgette) Gaster; beloved great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Hannah, Shayla, Sheyenne, Aiden, Jaymie, Jimmy, Kaleb, Kyle, Katlynn; and nephew, Richard Z. Allen. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Thursday, St. Mary Catholic Church. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Sabott, LaVona J.
LaVona J. Sabott - Pueblo Chieftain - June 9, 2011 - LaVona J. Sabott, 77, passed away June 6, 2011. Survived by her children, Kerry B. (Mary) Sabott of Pueblo, and Sherry (Gary) Drew of Colorado Springs; brother, Bruce Wright of Gallup, N.M.; grandchildren, Brett Sabott, Kerry Elizabeth Sabott, Lauren Drew and Cameron Drew. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert William Sabott; sister, Myrna Jaycox; and parents, Jesse and Edna Wright. LaVona was born in Tucumcari, N.M., on July 13, 1933. She was a graduate of Centennial High School, was an avid bowler and a part of many women' s bowling leagues for over 38 years. LaVona was a loving grandmother and lived for her grandchildren. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

Saccomanno, Frank Joseph
Frank Joseph Saccomanno - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 2010 - Frank Joseph Saccomanno, 75, passed away Nov. 19, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vincent "Jim" and Josephine Saccomanno; sister, Rachella "Katie" Granato; brother, Joseph Saccomanno. He is survived by his wife, Carolee B. Saccomanno; children, Cynthia Kaye (Larry) Estrada, Lynda Raye (Edward) Wright, Vickie Lynnette Saccomanno, Robert Joseph (Adrianne) Saccomanno, Kristine Marie (Clay Edward) Grubb, Tashina Rose (J.J.) Griego; grandchildren, Jeremy (Abby Scott) Estrada, Jennifer (Adam) Costiloe, Mequela Francesca Wright, Thomas Grubb, Tadd Grubb, Nicolas Wright, Austyn Simpson, Collyn Simpson, Brandon Wright, Gabrielle Gutierrez; great-grandchildren, Dominic, Alexcia and Anthony Estrada; brother-in-law, Frank S. Granato; sister, Joyce (Joe) Gornick. Frank was a great father and the best husband. He worked for District 60 for 38 years in maintenance and food service. He was a member of St. Joseph Church, and was a lector there. He was a past member of the Elks No. 90, Knights of Columbus No. 9456, where he was a past Grand Knight; and he was a 4th Degree Knight. Frank was a bus driver and Santa Claus for many years. He was also a great carpenter and cabinet maker. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Knights of Columbus No. 9456 in Frank' s memory through the funeral home office. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Saccomanno, Joseph
Joseph ' Joe Papi'  Saccomanno - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 2010 - Joseph ' Joe Papi'  Saccomanno, 70, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 16, 2010. He is preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Fernandez; parents, Ralph and Adelina Saccomanno. Joseph is survived by his children, Benita, Ralph (Nancy), Yolinda (Robert), Adelina and Felicia; 19 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews, nieces, family and friends. Viewing 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Memorial service 10 a.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Sachse, Lloyd E.
Lloyd E. "Papa" Sachse - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2013 - Lloyd E. "Papa" Sachse, born June 20, 1927, went to be with loved ones past on Jan. 10, 2013. Rest in peace, Papa. God bless. For gathering information, call Misty at 320-6707 or Shawna at 821-9746.

Sadler, Clint Densmore
Clint Densmore Sadler - Ellsworth American - March 2, 2006 - Clint Densmore Sadler, 70, passed away at his home in Oxnard, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006. Clint was born July 1, 1935, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Clint was educated at Berkshire School, Duke University and Purdue University. He enlisted and proudly served in the United State Navy, retiring after 20 years as LCDR. He was active in the ' Good Old Boys'  of Sigma Chi, Purdue Alumni Association, and various Mercedes Benz Clubs. Clint positively influenced all whom he met and will be truly missed. Clint is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Sally A Sadler; daughter, Karen of Oxnard; son, Michael of Ogden, Utah; brother, Lewis of Colorado City, Colo.; granddaughter, Christina of Oxnard; grandson, Sean of Ogden. Cremation has taken place and arrangements for burial at sea are pending. Memorial donations can be made in Clint' s name to the Michael Christian Purdue NROTC Scholarship Fund, c/o Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907. Arrangements are under the direction of Conrad Carroll Mortuary, 401 W. Channel Islands Blvd, Oxnard. (805) 487-4911.

Sadler, Hazel Sue
Hazel "Sue" Sadler - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2009 - Hazel "Sue" Sadler passed away on March 14, 2009, in Pueblo. Sue was born on Nov. 14, 1925, in Cade, Okla., the youngest child of James and Dovie Morris. She was employed as a master gardener coordinator for the CSU Extension Service for many years before her retirement in 2006. Sue was a member of the King of Kings Lutheran Church and a former member of Tabor Lutheran Church, where she was active in various church circles. She was a master gardener, a member of the Herb Society and was a host for several foreign exchange students through the years. Mrs. Sadler was preceded in death by her parents and six siblings. Her survivors include her children, James Frank Smith, Janna Sue (David) Murphy, Lise Michelle Moore and John Daniel Sadler; her sister, Thelma Sue Owens; and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2009, King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood Lane, with the Rev. Mark J. Crates officiating. Private entombment will be in the King of Kings Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Farmers Market: Sue Sadler Scholarship Fund, through the mortuary.

Saenger, Katherine Anne
Katherine Anne Saenger - Pueblo Chieftain - March 4, 2009 - Katherine Anne Saenger, 57, of Florence, passed away March 2, 2009, in Pueblo, Colo. Katherine was born on Jan. 3, 1952, in New Orleans, La., to Charles R. and Patricia O. (Toney) Sartin. She was raised in Pueblo, where she attended schools and graduated from Centennial High School in 1970. She then attended college for two years. Katherine lived in the Denver area for many years, returning to the Canon City area in 2000. She is survived by her mother, Patricia of Canon City; two sisters, Margaret (Dan) Korber of Canon City and Rebecca (Charles) Gray of Highland Ranch, Colo.; one brother, Charles Sartin of Aurora; and two nieces, Kari Korber and Tricia Korber Martino, both of Canon City. She was preceded in death by her father. Memorial service, 4 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2009, First Christian Church, 16th and Franklin in Canon City, with Pastor Bill Carson officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Fremont County Humane Society at 110 S. Rhoades, Canon City, CO 81212. Arrangements handled through Holt Family Funeral Home.

Sage, James F.
James F. Sage - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2013 - James F. Sage, 82, passed away April 8, 2013. Survived by his wife of 57 years, Della Sage; daughter, Kelli (Kevin) Sage Miller; granddaughters, Emily and Anna Miller; grandsons, Matthew and Christopher Harsell; sister, Joyce Turano; and brother, Bill Sage. Preceded in death by daughters, Trudi Sage and Jimi Sage Harsell; and parents, Ferne A. Sage and Clifford James Sage. James was born on April 6, 1931, in Denver, Colo. He was a steelworker at CF&I Steel Mill. Jim loved his family and friends. The Nuggets, Rockies and Broncos were his favorites. He lived for Wednesday happy hour at the Eagles and Friday night group. Reading was a passion, even after he lost his sight; thank goodness for audio books. He loved life and people and beer in a small glass. The last words he spoke were, ' I have had a wonderful life.'  Jim was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Aerie Eagles No. 145, the B.P.O. Elks No. 90, and REAC. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13, Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Pastor Francis Forgione officiating.

Sager, Betty A.
Betty A. Sager - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2009 - Betty A. Sager, 85, of La Veta, passed away March 7, 2009. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, March 13, at the Feed Store Church in La Veta.

Sager, Katie L.
Katie L. Sager - Huerfano World Journal - June 28, 2012 - Katie L. Sager, 70, of Aguilar, Colo., died Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo, Colorado. Mrs. Sager was born on September 1, 1941 in West Virginia to Joseph and Hattie Halstead Clark. Katie' s love for animals got her very involved, along with her granddaughter, in 4-H. For a couple of years she made the shirts for the 4-H queens. She also enjoyed ceramics and traveling. Katie is survived by her husband of 48-years, Leo Sager; daughter, Kristie (Bill) Smith; granddaughter, Sammi Smith, all of Aguilar; brother, Ronnie (Debbie) Clark of Alamosa; and her nephews and nieces. She is preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Gary Clark. A memorial service is scheduled for 4 pm Friday, June 22, 2012 at the Church of Christ, 400 Walsen Ave., Walsenburg, Colo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Katie' s name to the Colorado 4-H Extension Office, c/o Columbine 4-H Club, 928 Russell Ave., Walsenburg, CO 81089.

Sagona, Frances P.
Frances P. Sagona - Pueblo Indicator - August 1, 1934 - Mrs. Frances P. Sagona accidentally fell off a chair Thursday at the home of her daughter-in-law, 731 Elm Street and fractured a hip. She died soon after being taken to a hospital.

Said, Lawrence Lee
Lawrence Lee Said - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 1918 - The funeral of Lawrence Lee Said took place yesterday afternoon at 3:30 from the family residence, 1514 east Seventh street and at 4 o'clock from St. Leander's church. Rev. Father Timothy conducted the services. The burial was in the family plot at Mountain View cemetery, in charge of the McCarthy Undertaking company.

Saint, J.
Colonel J. Saint - Rocky Mountain News - January 9, 1889 - Pueblo Paragraphs - Colonel J. Saint, formerly mayor of Chivington and a prominent soldier in the Union army, died in the state insane asylum today as the result of the opium habit.

Saint, Maria DeJesus
Maria DeJesus Saint - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 28, 2008 - Mary Saint passed away March 14, 2008, in Colorado Springs. Mary was born in Three Rivers, Texas, June 11, 1926. She was a member of the Stonewall Community Church in Stonewall. Mary was an ordained Salvation Army Minister. Mary was an accomplished seamstress. Her hobbies included sewing, crafting, fishing, and traveling all over the country preaching with her husband Joseph. Mary was united in marriage to Joseph E. Saint in August 1945. Mary was preceded in death by her husband in 2003; son Leonard Saint in 2005; parents, brothers and sisters. She is survived by sons August Saint of Las Vegas, Nev., Rhoda Saint (Leonard) of Florence, Colo., Joseph E. and Leslie Saint of Colorado Springs, Peter and Laura Saint, of Trinidad, Mark and Brenda Saint of Loveland; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; numerous relatives and friends. Services will be Friday, March 28, at the Lords Chapel, 9201 CR 45.1, Trinidad (Segundo, Colo. on Highway 12). Family will greet friends after the services at Peter Saint, 22920 CR 18.8, Trinidad. Interment to follow at Stonewall Community Cemetery.

Saiz, Frank
Frank Saiz - Pueblo Chieftain - May 6, 2010 - Frank Saiz, 61, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 2, 2010. Preceded in death by his parents, Ignacio and Mary Saiz; and aunt, Mary Diaz. Frank is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Maria Saiz; children, Frank Jr., Adam (Carol), Danny (Theresa), Donna (Chris) and Frances; stepchildren, Martin (Patty) and Ramon (Frances); 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; siblings, Patricia Highsmith and Danny Saiz; stepbrothers and stepsisters; and numerous nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. Frank had a great personality. He loved his wife, children, grandchildren and family. Frank enjoyed fishing, spending time outdoors and working on cars. He had a big heart and loved helping people. At Frank' s request, there will be no viewing. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Saiz, John
John Saiz - Pueblo Chieftain - February 3, 2013 - John Saiz, 86, of Pueblo West, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 30, 2013. He was preceded in death by his five siblings. John is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Jennie Saiz; children, Conni, John Jr. and Ronnie; numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren; brother, Fred Saiz; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, with funeral service to follow at 6 p.m., Pueblo West Funeral Home. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Pueblo West Funeral Home Hall.

Saiz-Blauser, Joann B.
Joann B. Saiz-Blauser - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 2011 - Joann B. Saiz-Blauser, 63, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 25, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sonny Blauser; brother, Gilbert Saiz; sister, Isabel Saiz-Palma; and parents, Joe and Lucy Saiz. Joann is survived by her children, Robert (Tawny), Donald (Raeann), Richard (Eydie), Kathy (Franco) and Kirk; siblings, Josie Romero, Vivian Gonzales, Martha Galvin, Marlene Saiz, Joe Saiz, Fred Saiz and Tony Saiz; and numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. At her request, cremation has taken place and no services will be held.

Sajbel, Betty June
Betty June Sajbel - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 2012 - Betty June Sajbel, 86, born June 14, 1926, passed away July 21, 2012. She was born and raised in Nebraska before moving to Pueblo to attend Minnequa School of Nursing. She married William Sajbel in 1947. He preceded her in death in 2004. Betty is survived by daughters, Candy (Pat) Miller of Las Vegas, Nev., and Terrie Sajbel (John Hardy) of Pueblo; grandchildren, Dane Miller, Erin Kraus and Jane Hardy. She was a retired nurse from St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, and a volunteer at S.E.T. and the Pueblo Soup Kitchen. In lieu of flowers and food, please donate to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or charity of choice. The family recognizes the caring staff of the Hospice House and the years of care from Dr. Gaide and Rachel. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, July 27, 2012, Shrine of St. Therese. Arrangements, George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Sajbel-Taylor, Brock Benjamin
Brock Benjamin Sajbel-Taylor - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 2013 - Brock Benjamin Sajbel-Taylor, 90 days old, born March 28, 2013, in Pueblo, passed away June 26, 2013, in Denver. Survived by his mother, Sara Sajbel; father, Jeremiah Taylor; grandparents, Jim and Cathy Sajbel, and Robert and Cindy Taylor; great-grandparents, Mary Beth Critchett and Jim Sajbel Sr.; great-great-grandmother, Katherine Newkirk; uncles and aunts, Jimmy Sajbel, Robert and Pam Taylor, and Alyssa Taylor; great-uncles and aunts, Greg and Amy Critchett and Chris and Mickey Sajbel; and cousins, Paul and Megan Sajbel, Tyra, Tila and Jai' lyn Taylor. Preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Carol Sajbel. Funeral mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013, Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave., Pueblo. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Brock' s Memorial Fund, c/o Prescription Shop, 1728 S. Prairie Ave., Pueblo, CO 81005.

Sakal, Raymonda
Raymonda (Oxandaburu) Sakal - Trinidad Times Independent - March 7, 2011 - Raymonda Sakal, 76, Worland, Wyo., resident died on March 5, 2011, at Washkie Medical Center following a long battle with COPD. Raymonda was born on July 10, 1934, in Trinidad, a daughter of Jean Noel and Juanita Oxandaburu. She was raised on a ranch South East of Kim. She attended her elementary years at ' Rancho Viejo'  school on the family ranch property, and Kim schools, later graduating from Holy Trinity Catholic School in Trinidad prior to pursuing her nursing schooling and career in Denver. She married Mike Sakal Sr. in Denver. They were later divorced. Her hobbies included: crocheting, gardening, raising flowers in her yard. She worked in the nursing field for many years. She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother, as her family was her greatest pride and joy. Raye moved to Worland in 2008 where she has resided until the time of her death. She is preceded in death by her parents Jean Noel and Juanita Oxandaburu, brothers: Jean Noel Oxandaburu, Freddie Noel Oxandaburu, James Cadet Oxandaburu, Sister: Virginia ' Ginger'  Muniz (Louie), and sister-in-law Margaret Oxandaburu, son-in-law Don Grosch. Raye is survived by her daughters Kathryn Frank, Denver, Linda (Joseph) Meyer, Broomfield, Patricia Sakal, Thornton, Michelle (J.R.) Villareal, Thornton, Virginia Sakal of Henderson, Jeanna Grosch, and son Mike Sakal of Worland, stepfather Howard Kitamura, Denver, sisters and brothers: Jean Mary Bollas (James) Louisville, Ohio, Betty Warren-Reese (Jake Reese) Greeley, Harry Oxandaburu, Huron, S.D., Henrietta Harmer, Manhattan, Kan., Howard Kitamura, Denver, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial Service will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place.

Salardino, Robert
Robert Salardino - Pueblo Chieftain - December 9, 2012 - Robert Salardino, 62, born in Florence, Colo. on May 16, 1950, passed away Dec. 4, 2012, at St. Anthony' s Hospital in Lakewood, Colo. He attended St. Francis and Holy Family grade schools, Roncalli High School, and CSU-Pueblo. Robert was employed by Mountain Bell and later in construction, until an industrial accident in 1978. He was an accomplished guitar player for many years with the band, Blues Agency. He resided at Learning Services Head Injury Group Home. Robert is survived by his daughter, Mary, of Tarzana, Calif.; sister, Mary Jo, of Watertown, Mass.; and brother, Michael, of Pueblo. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Angelina Salardino. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, St. Mary' s Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. John Neumann Catholic School, 2415 E. Orman, Pueblo 81004.

Salas, Carlos Jose
Carlos Jose Salas - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2009 - Carlos Jose Salas, 79, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 20, 2009. Preceded in death by his children, Lorraine Salas and Dennis Salas; his beloved dog, Chongo; parents, Gustavo and Soledad Salas; brothers, Victor, Severino, Victor and Joel; and sisters, Connie Mesa and Carmen Salas. Carlos is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Esther Salas; daughter, Carla Kay (Gayton) Salas-Cardinale; granddaughter, Felicia (Matt) Hartstein; siblings, Octavio (Virginia) Salas, Eleasar (Ramon) Romero and Helen (Apolonio) Ayala; special caregiver and sister-in-law, Gloria Lujan-Garcia; and numerous nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. Carlos retired from the CF&I after 46 years of employment. Carlos was in the U.S. Navy from 1947 to 1951. After he retired, he enjoyed his life thoroughly with his wife and family. Carlos was a very dedicated husband and father. He enjoyed sports, fishing, camping, shopping, dancing and playing cards. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 3 p.m. Monday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Salas, Caryn Fae
Caryn Fae Martinez Salas - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2011 - Caryn Fae Martinez Salas, 38, passed away suddenly March 21, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nev. Born June 14, 1972, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by children, Venancio Salas and Natalee Babinchex; father, Joe Martinez; mother, Louise Martinez; siblings, Dean, Bonnie (Louis), Daniel (Liz), Chris (Cathy), Jolene, Renee, Mark (Amy); numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces. Caryn attended East High School before moving to Las Vegas, Nev. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2011, St. Leander Church. Friends and family will be received at St. Frances Church Hall following Mass.

Salas, Dora Susanna
Dora Susanna Salas - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 2012 - Dora Susanna Salas, 91, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 13, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Aaron Salas; children, Sammy, Eddie and Tony Salas and Lucille Trujillo; parents, Sotero and Lucia Valles-Pino; stepmother, Macedonia Gabaldon-Pino; and numerous other family members. Dora is survived by her children, Leroy (Nancy) Salas, Margaret Truehart, Marie Decker, Beverly (Michael) Garcia and Larry (Judy) Salas; 23 grandchildren; numerous great- and great- great-grandchildren; siblings, Tomasita, Oralia, Alcarita, Elvira, Theresa, Herman and Lee; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, with rosary to follow at 6 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday, Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Salas, Edward
Edward Salas - Pueblo Chieftain - February 8, 2012 - Edward Salas, passed away Jan. 29, 2012. He was preceded in death by his mother, Teresa. He is survived by his children, Robert and Alexis Louise; granddaughter, Angela; father, Martin; siblings, Debbie and Martin; niece; nephew; numerous aunts, uncles and other relatives. Edward loved fishing, hunting and anything outdoors. Viewing, 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday; and funeral service, 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, both to be held at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Salas, Enaso
Enaso ' Lou'  Salas - Pueblo Chieftain - March 4, 2012 - Enaso ' Lou'  Salas, 68, of Pueblo went to be with the Lord on March 1, 2012. ' Papa Smurf' , as he was known to his friends and coworkers is survived by his loving wife, Anna ' Mae'  Salas; his sons, Mathew (Donna) Salas and Michael (Nadine) Gallegos; grandchildren, Jason (Stephanie) and Michelle; great-grandchildren, Malina and JJ; brother, L.B. Salas; sisters, Theresa Salazar, Carol Montoya and Sally Fernandez; and numerous extended family and friends. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Monday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Salas, Flora E.
Flora E. Salas - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2012 - Flora E. Salas, 82, began her journey Jan. 16, 2012. Preceded in death by her husband, Ernest R. Salas. Survived by her children, John (Rebecca) Herrera, James (Deborah) Herrera, Janice (Jim) Hooks, Ernest (Jan) Salas, Renee Montez; siblings, Nora (Carlos) Gomez, Grace (Dan) Vialpando, Ernest (Esther) Romero, Leona (Mike) Templeton; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Flora was an active member at St. Francis Church and involved in the annual festival and yard sale. She also was involved in the Altar Society and a member of Cursillo. Flora was known for her tamales and was a great cook, gardener and often remodeled her home. The family would like to extend its thanks to Belmont Senior Care staff and employees and also to Frontier Hospice for the love and care given to Flora. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, both at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.

Salas, Helen F.
Helen F. Salas - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 2010 - Helen F. Salas, 82, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 11, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Valentin Salas; parents, Ruben and Felonis Gallegos; and brothers, Gaspar and Cesario Gallegos. Helen is survived by her son, Ruben (Evangelina) Salas; daughter, Christina (Samuel) Vigil; eight grandchildren; 24 great- grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews, nieces and extended family. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Rosary service, 1 p.m. Friday, with funeral Mass to follow at 1:30 p.m., Holy Rosary Catholic Parish. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Salas, Lee Roy
Lee Roy "Sal" Salas - Pueblo Chieftain - May 9, 2012 - Lee Roy "Sal" Salas, 73, Orange Park, Fla., formerly of Trinidad, May 7. Bivens Funeral Home, Orange Park.

Salas, Leslie
Leslie Salas - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 2009 - Leslie Salas, 47, passed away July 10, 2009. Survived by his loving wife, Pam; parents, Louis and Theresa; brothers, Louis (Patti), Ronnie (Julie); and longtime friend, Ray (Michielle) Ortiz. Les also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. Preceded in death by brother, Robert. Greatly missed by his best friend and great nephew, Jacob. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Tabor Lutheran Church. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial gifts may be made to UCH Foundation/Leslie Salas, UCH Foundation, P.O. Box 6245, Aurora, CO 80045. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.

Salas, Lillian Virginia
Lillian Virginia Salas - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 2010 - Lillian Virginia Salas, 85, born Oct. 14, 1924, in Florence, Colo., passed away Aug. 7, 2010, at her home with family witnessing her transition. Preceded in death by her parents, John and Marie (Hurtado) Rendon; a brother, Tony Gonzales, sisters and brothers-in-law, Viola and Nash Gonzalez, Connie Mesa, Carmela Salas, Carlos Salas, Joel Salas, Severino (Joe) Salas; father and mother-in-law, Gustavo and Soledad Salas; and her beloved son, James ' Jim'  Salas. Survived by her beloved husband of 68 years, Octavio Salas; children, Bob (Anita) Salas, John Salas, Judy (Gary) Boman, Pam (Alex) Salas; grandchildren, Toni (Nick) Nunez-Ortega, Leslie (Glenn) Greenfield, Tina (Manny) Salas, Melissa (Rob) Peterson, Nicole (Mike) Pegano, Shelby and Noelle Solano, Tawnya Salas, Lindsay and Ashley Salas, Johnny Bowling, Ivan Salas; 16 great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Helen (Polo) Ayala, Alazar Romero, Esther Salas; and beloved daughter-in-law, Patsy Salas; other relatives and friends. At her request, cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel, with Ernest Pino of Jehovah' s Witnesses officiating. The Salas family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the memorial service.

Salas, Michael
Michael Salas - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2003 - Michael Salas, 54, of Pueblo. Full obituary to run June 3, 2003.

Salas, Patricia
Patricia ' Patti'  Salas - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2013 - Patricia ' Patti'  Salas, 50, of Fort Lupton, Colo., passed away on June 25, 2013, at her home. She was born on Nov. 28, 1962, in Pueblo, Colo. Patti married Louis A. Salas Jr. on Aug. 10, 1991. Survivors include her mother, Jennie Sena; brother, George Alaniz (Debbie) and family; sister, Veronica Pompa (Ruben) and family; stepbrother, Eddie and family; stepsisters, Emily, Susan, Alice, Yolanda and families; husband, Louis Salas Jr.; daughter, Staci Salas (Bryan); daughter, Karli Salas, daughter, Spenser Salas; father-in-law, Louis Salas Sr.; brother-in-law, Ronnie Salas (Julie) and family; grandkids, Jacob and Logan; and dog, Abbie. Special thanks to Mary and Pam Salas and Deanne Sandoval for their help and support during this time. Preceded in death by father, Margarito ' Muggs'  Alaniz; stepfather, Camillo Sena; brothers-in-law, Robert and Les; and mother-in-law, Theresa Salas. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, at St. Francis Xavier Church, 611 Logan Ave., Pueblo. Come celebrate the beautiful life of Patti with her loved ones. Colorful attire encouraged. Reception to follow. Erlinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 303-452-3133.

Salas, Teresa Louise
Teresa Louise Salas - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2011 - Teresa Louise Salas, 69, passed away April 5, 2011. She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Martin Salas; children, Edward Salas, Debra Salas and Martin Salas Jr.; grandchildren, Robert Salas, Brittany Talbott, Richard Salas and Alexis Salas; great-granddaughter, Angela Salas; siblings, Patricia Gallaway, George Griego, James Griego and Claudia Callaghan. Teresa also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Rosary, 6 p.m. Tuesday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday; both at Holy Family Parish. .

Salas, Theresa M.
Theresa M. Salas - Pueblo Chieftain - February 6, 2011 - Theresa M. Salas, 74, passed away Feb. 4, 2011. She is survived by her sons, Ron (Julie) Salas and Louis (Patti) Salas; daughter-in-law, Pam Salas; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild; siblings, Lilly Martinez, Toni Fisher, Mona Vasquez and Becky Apodaca. She also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and other family and friends. Theresa was preceded in death by her sons, Robert and Les Salas. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, inurnment Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Salay, Michael
Michael Salay - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 2013 - Michael Salay of Pueblo, born Oct. 10, 1923, passed away June 15, 2013. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Barbara Salay; son, Michael; brothers, John and Charles; and sisters, Mary and Elizabeth. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Dorothy; son, Mark (Cheryl); grandsons, Brian, David, Michael and Matthew. Michael served in the Air Force, worked in banking, and later owned Mike Salay Auto Sales. He was a member of Alhambra, Elks, American Legion and Knights of Columbus and was a 4th degree Knight. Michael was an avid golfer and was the biggest fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, June 19, 2013, at Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery.

Salaz, Ernest E.
Ernest E. Salaz - Dover Post - June 29, 2006 - A Mass of Christian Burial for Ernest E. Salaz, 67, of Dover, was held Friday, June 23, in Holy Cross Catholic Church, Dover. Mr. Salaz died Sunday, June 18, 2006, in Christiana Care-Christiana Hospital, Newark. Mr. Salaz was born in San Pablo, Colo., son of the late Esequiel and Sara Archuleta Salaz. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Mr. Salaz, upon his discharge from military service, owned and operated Capital Liquors on South Governors Avenue, Dover, for many years until suffering a stroke in 1994 which forced his retirement. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ernest and Susan Salaz of Dover; a daughter and son-in-law, Lynda and Ronnie Littleton of Milford; a beloved sister, Della Gallegos of San Pablo; two nieces, Margaret Johnson of Arvada, Colo., and Marie Pacheco and her husband Richard of Fort Garland, Colo.; six grandchildren, Mallory Littleton and Chase Littleton, both of Milford, and Ashley Salaz, Ernest Salaz, Brittany Salaz and Matthew Tribbett, all of Dover. Interment was in Trinidad Catholic Cemetery, Trinidad, Colo. Arrangements were by Michael J. Ambruso Funeral Directors Inc., Dover.

Salazar, Alfonso
Alfonso Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2012 - Alfonso Salazar, 84, was called to heaven on Oct. 28, 2012, with his family at his bedside. He was preceded in death by his son, Leonard; and grandchildren, Charlene Garcia and Ernest Trujillo. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Minnie; daughters, Sara (Manuel) Garcia, Vivian Salazar and Patricia Salazar; grandchildren, Doreen (Shawn) Martinez, Julian (Jennifer) Garcia, Erick (Chad) Bishop, Ray (Rona) Trujillo; great-grandchildren, Olivia Martinez, Connor Bishop, Adriana Garcia and Eli Martinez; sisters, Millie (Leo) Gonzales and Ernestine Chavez; and numerous other relatives. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, Holy Family Church. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Salazar, Alonzo Benito
Alonzo Benito Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - April 8, 2010 - Alonzo Benito Salazar, 72, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 7, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Toby and Jessie Salazar; daughter, Flora Jean; and brothers, Tony, Squeakie, Ben and Joe Salazar. Alonzo is survived by his loving wife, Faye Salazar; children, Tony Salazar, Mike Salazar, Michelle (Ben) Salazar, Christina (Leonard) Quintana and Theresa (Ruben) Calderon; 23 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; siblings, Eva, Helen and Danny Salazar; and numerous other extended family and friends. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Friends and family will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Salazar, Armanda
Armanda Salazar - Huerfano World Journal - January 5, 2012 - Armanda Salazar, 73, of Walsenburg, CO passed away on December 10, 2011 of a sudden illness. She was born September 26, 1939 in Gardner, CO. Armanda was a life long member of the St. Mary' s Church in Walsenburg. She spent most of her time in Walsenburg helping out her family. Armanda is preceded in death by her father Alfredo Salazar, her mother Maria Gomez-Salazar, brothers James Salazar and Joe Salazar and one sister, Rose Salazar. She is survived by one sister, Ernestine Salazar-Martinez and two brothers, Steve I. Salazar and Donoldo Salazar along with numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10 am Monday, December 19, 2011 at St. Mary' s Church in Walsenburg. A reception will follow the funeral services at Mazzone Hall in Walsenburg. Arrangements by Boies-Ortega Funeral Home of Walsenburg.

Salazar, Arturo C.
Arturo C. Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 2010 - Arturo C. Salazar, 78, passed away Dec. 17, 2010. He was preceded in death by his son, Arthur R. Salazar. Survived by his wife, Alice Urenda Salazar; children, Gregory Robert (Corine Luna) Salazar, Adeline (Joe) Salazar Castaneda and Rebecca (Dennis) Chavez; grandchildren, Kat Salazar, Arthur Salazar and Phylicia (Adrian Sandoval) Chavez; sister, Irene DeHerrera; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Arturo retired from CF&I Steel, loved playing his guitar, singing, fishing and playing bingo. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Salazar, Cheryl Ann
Cheryl Ann Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2010 - Cheryl Ann Salazar, 56, of Pueblo West, went to be with the Lord on May 16, 2010. She was preceded in death by her son, Greg. Cheryl is survived by her loving husband of 28 years, Henry J. Salazar; children, Renee (Anthony) Trujillo, Ashley Salazar, Melina Salazar, Angela (Laz) Lesperance and Joey (Jamie) Salazar; grandchildren, Laz, Kayla, Jordan, Erica, Timika, Tyler, Kendra, Cody, Ahlix, Reggie, Jaiden, Henna, Sydney, Gilbert and Ryann; parents, Guy and Peggy Abel; brothers, Guy Abel and Billy (Julie) Abel; mother-in-law, Stella Salazar; sisters-in-law, Rose (Richard) Padilla, Dolores (Ruben) Gomez, Erminia Cardenas, Laura (Pat) Ortiz and Dora (Pat) Duran; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, extended family and friends. Cheryl was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed her daytime television and forensic programs. Cheryl was an excellent cook, she liked to bowl and loved her Pepsi. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Salazar, Desi Alan
Desi Alan Salazar - Huerfano World Journal - August 2, 2012 - Desi Alan Salazar, March 12, 1973 - May 24, 2012 - Desi Alan Salazar of Glendale, AZ, formerly of Walsenburg, CO, entered into rest, May 24, 2012. Desi was born, March 12, 1973 in Del Norte, CO to Donald and Gloria Salazar. He was 39 years of age. Desi is survived by his parents, Donald and Gloria Salazar of Walsenburg, CO; sister, Lyana (Michael) Gilmore of Pueblo, CO; brother, Victor Salazar of Walsenburg, CO; and nephews, Evan and Derike Turner of Pueblo, CO. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Alfred and Maria Salazar and Tillie and Celestino Romero. Desi enjoyed cooking. He had a great sense of humor; he was always laughing and joking. Desi was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was very affectionate and he loved children and was very good with them. He will be greatly missed. A Memorial Service will be held at 1 pm July 28, 2012 at the New Hope Community Church, 801 Pennsylvania Ave., Walsenburg. Pastor Alvin Wilkerson will be officiating. Johnson-Romero Funeral Home of Walsenburg is in charge of the arrangements.

Salazar, Dulcinea
Dulcinea ' Bernice'  Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - September 2, 2010 - Dulcinea ' Bernice'  Salazar, 73, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 31, 2010. Preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Nebolena; and brothers, Johnny and Richard Gallegos. Bernice is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Tranquilino ' Mr. Mike' ; sons, George Salazar, Jerry Salazar and Ross Cordova; daughters, Phyllis (James) and Antoinette (Matthew) Salazar- Gandy; grandchildren, Evette, Vanessa, Chastity, Angela, Jackson, Emily, Michael, Zack, Jason, Tanya, Chris and Josef; 19 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; numerous godchildren; siblings, Mercy Atencio, Helen Martinez, Floyd Gallegos, William Gallegos and Jesse Gallegos; and numerous other relatives and friends. Bernice enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, gardening, raising farm animals and spending time with her family. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Frontier Hospice. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. today, with rosary to follow at 7 p.m., Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Friday, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Salazar, Edward E.
Edward E. Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 2013 - Edward E. Salazar went home to be with the Lord on June 12, 2013. He is now reunited with his wife, the love of his life, Virginia, in heaven. He was born Jan. 27, 1937, in Tierra Maria, N.M., to Felipe and Beatrice Salazar. He was 77 years of age. Edward was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather and brother. Edward and Virginia were married for 57 blessed years. He had a great sense of humor and he loved to laugh and was a friend to everyone. Edward is survived by his children, Debbie (Steve) Martinez, Wanda Felkins, Jackie (Henry) Aguirre, Edward Sonny (Whitney Montoya) Salazar, 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, two brothers and one sister. He was preceded in death by his parents, Felipe and Beatrice Salazar; wife, Virginia Salazar; daughter, Quitlide Salazar; granddaughter, Stephanie Salazar; grandson, Henry Aguirre; great-great-granddaughter, Neveah Salazar; and 10 siblings. Edward retired from the Walsenburg Police Department. He loved being outdoors, feeding stray animals, singing and playing his guitar and dancing with his wife, Virginia. He especially loved playing with his grandchildren. He will be dearly missed. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today, June 14, 2013, at the New Hope Community Church in Walsenburg. Johnson-Romero Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Salazar, Eloy B. Sr.
Eloy B. Salazar Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 2012 - Eloy B. Salazar Sr., 60, of Loveland, Colo., formerly of Pueblo, passed away on June 26, 2012. Born on May 25, 1952, in Durango, Colo. Preceded in death by his mother, Mary Lozada; son, Eloy B. Salazar Jr.; and granddaughter, Ieshia Salazar. He is survived by former wife, Millie Salazar; daughters, Tina (Robert) Gold, Laura and Benita Salazar, all of Pueblo; brothers, Joseph (Christina) Salazar of Ogden, Utah, and Ricky Roberts of Pueblo; grandchildren, Veronica, Dana, Destinee, Shania, Caitlyn, Aliyah, Juliet, Ashlee and Xzavier; and great-grandson, Antonio. Eloy enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, his music and playing his drums. Memorial service, 11 a.m. on Friday, June 29, at Viegut Funeral Home in Loveland, Colo. Cremation to follow with burial in Mountain View Cemetery, Pueblo, at a later date.

Salazar, Frances
Frances Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 2009 - Frances Salazar, 98, passed away Sept.16, 2009, at Belmont Lodge Nursing facility. She was born Oct. 10, 1910, in Tucumcari, N.M. Her parents, Victario and Martha Romero Lujan, preceded her in death; also her husbands, Barney Salazar and Joe Montoya; a son, Bernie Sanchez; grandchildren, Rosemarie Pena and Gary Montoya. She is survived by two sons, Fred (Isabelle) Montoya, Louie (Dorothy) Montoya; a sister, Rachel Florez; a brother, Raymond Sanchez; Six grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. She was looking forward to her 99th birthday in October; she enjoyed sewing and visiting with her family who were her corazon. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday; both services, St. Anne Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Salazar, Frances R.
Frances R. Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 2012 - Frances R. Salazar, 84, of Walsenburg, died Friday, June 22, 2012. She was born on Aug. 31, 1927 in Turkey Creek, Colo., to Jose Ambrosia and Candelaria Ortivez Martinez. She is survived by her husband, Joe R. Salazar; a daughter, Susie (Brian) Salazar LaLander; two sons, Ralph (Francisca) Salazar and Leroy Salazar; numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Danny Salazar; her sister, Nora Cortez; and a grandson, Nikos Manzanares. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, June 29, 2012, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Walsenburg.

Salazar, Ieshia Nicole
Ieshia Nicole Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - June 2, 2010 - Ieshia Nicole Salazar, 20, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 29, 2010. She was preceded in death by three great-grandparents; and her favorite uncle, ' Chiccy.'  Ieshia is survived by her mother, Laura (Mike Adorno) Salazar; father, Joe (Judy) Madrid; sisters, Dana and Shania; stepbrothers, Tony and Jake; stepsisters, Justina, Serena, Davynia and Maya; grandparents, Millie, Eloy and Betty; godparents, Tina and Robert Gold; godson, Tommy; special friends, Nena and Iyanna; her dog, Dowdoe; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends. Ieshia had an open heart toward children and in return children loved her. She enjoyed cooking for her family. She is going to be missed sincerely. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, with rosary to follow at 6 p.m. Funeral service, 4 p.m. Friday, all at Romero Chapel.

Salazar, Joseph
Joseph ' Chicki'  Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 2009 - Joseph ' Chicki'  Salazar, 74, born Oct. 11, 1935, in Greeley, Colo., has gone to be with his Savior Our Lord Jesus Christ on Oct. 20, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents, Miguel and Damacia Salazar; brothers, Augustine, Ruben, Nick and Mike Salazar. Survived by brothers, Larry (Phylis) Salazar and Ignacio (Eleanor) Salazar; sister, Barbara (Nick) Bayer; mother of his children, Antonia Salazar; sons, Joe (Janice) Salazar, Anthony (Kathy) Salazar, Kenneth (Vicki) Salazar, Ferman (Brenda) Salazar, Mark (Renee) Salazar, Nathan Salazar; daughters, Patricia and Yolanda Salazar; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends; as well as special friend, Sue Eaks. ' Chicki'  loved being with his family and friends, especially his brothers, Nash (Eleanor) Salazar and Larry Salazar. He enjoyed watching old Western movies and football games with his sons, and attending church on Sunday. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 23, 2009, Angelus Chapel, 1102 E. Evans Ave. Cremation to follow. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, Good Shepherd Fellowship, 1216 E. Beech St. Reception to follow at 1 p.m., Ball Room, 702 N. Grand, Pueblo, CO 81003. Donations will be accepted at any Wells Fargo, in care of Joe Salazar Memorial Fund.

Salazar, Leroy
Leroy E. Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2013 - Leroy E. Salazar, 81, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 18, 2013. He was preceded in death by his sister, Flora; parents, Eugene and Lucille Salazar; grandparents, Isaac and Felicita Cordova; and numerous other family members. Leroy is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Nilia Salazar; children, Mary (Bill), Debbie, David (Stacy), Anita, Jaurae, Ashley and Mariah; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Rosary, 10 a.m. Friday, with funeral Mass to follow at 11 a.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Salazar, Louis P.
Louis P. Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - November 4, 2012 - Louis P. Salazar, 62, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 28, 2012. Louis is survived by his parents, Fernando and Rafaela Salazar; siblings, Fred (Phyllis), Kathy (Jess), Anthony and Janel (Robert); and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Louis worked 43 years at the Pueblo Country Club. He was an avid mountain biker. He loved biking at any time of the year. Louis biked the Continental Divide numerous times. At his request cremation has taken place and no services will be held.

Salazar, Minnie M.
Minnie M. Salazar - Imperial Funeral Home - May 3, 2013 - Minnie M. Salazar, February 3, 1926 - May 1, 2013. Minnie Salazar, 87, was called to Heaven on May 1, 2013 with her family at her bedside. Preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Alfonso; son, Leonard Salazar; grandchildren, Charlene Garcia and Ernest Trujillo. Survived by her daughters, Sara (Manuel) Garcia, Vivian Salazar and Patricia Salazar; grandchildren, Doreen (Shawn) Martinez, Julian (Jennifer) Garcia, Erika (Chad) Bishop, Ray (Rona) Trujillo; great-grandchildren, Olivia Martinez, Connor Bishop, Adriana Garcia and Eli Martinez. Also survived by numerous relatives. In lieu flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. At her request, no viewing. Memorial Mass 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at Holy Family Church. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Salazar, Nevaeh Nychole Serenity
Nevaeh Nychole Serenity Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 2009 - Nevaeh Nychole Serenity Salazar, infant, Pueblo, Nov. 23. Boies-Ortega.

Salazar, Norma Jo
Norma Jo Roldan Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2011 - Norma Jo Roldan Salazar, 55, left to be with the Lord on March 9, 2011. A cancer survivor for nine years, Norma was preceded in death by her loving parents, Tom and Victoria Roldan; and sister, Ruby Deherrera. Norma is survived by her children, Albert Salazar (Alby) Santistevan and Michelle (Thomas) Duran; grandchildren, Tommy, Anthony and Matthew Duran; sisters and brothers, Lorraine (Luis Ortega) Rodriguez, Maxi Sandoval, Edward (Ruth Gonzales) Roldan, Dennis Roldan, Janet (Steve) Rodriguez, Charlene Olivas, Julie (Robert) Mondragon, Joan (James) Ruehlen, Jean (Willie) Hadley and Jessica (Randy) Flores; numerous nieces and nephews and loving friends. Norma worked as an OB Tech in labor and delivery at Parkview. Traveling, shopping, making jewelry, scrapbooks and being outside was her favorite pastimes. Norma loved her grandchildren more than anything. Playing with her three little guys was her favorite. Norma loved being with her family and friends. She loved life and lived it to the fullest. All those who loved her, will dearly miss her. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Monday, funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday; both services, Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Salazar, Ollie E.
Ollie E. Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 2011 - Ollie E. Salazar, 88, passed away Jan. 14, 2011, in Denver. He was born June 14, 1922, in Dawson, N.M., to the union of Felipe and Beatrice (Cordova) Salazar, who both preceded him in death; along with his wives, Ancora Jaramillo in 1950 and Candaleria Yara in 2005; his siblings, Albert, Pete, Maria, Polly, Espiriana, Dulcinea and Virginia; his children, Elaine Taylor and Jimmy Joe Salazar. He served two years in 1940 at the CC Camp. Ollie lived in Walsenburg and Pueblo for 25 years and Denver until his death. Ollie worked for 10 years as a train engineer for the Burlington Railroad, then at the CF&I blast furnace until his retirement. He enjoyed fishing and playing music with his guitar, accordion and harmonica. His greatest love was his family ' ” he enjoyed spending quality time with each of them. Ollie is survived by his loving children, Ollie (Shirley) Salazar Jr., Joseph Salazar, Ray (Karen) Salazar, John (Alice) Salazar, Robert (Belinda) Salazar, Michael Salazar, Helene (Gene) Hester, Frances (Eric) Kast, Phyllis (Jose) Gonzalez, Jessica (Richard) Trujillo, Bernadette (Henry) Leal and Beverly Salazar; siblings, Alfred (Alfie) Salazar, Isaac Salazar, Eugene (Virginia) Salazar and Mary Lethia (Curtis) Norman. He also is survived by 28 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation, 2 to 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 10:30 a.m., with funeral Mass to follow at 11 a.m., both Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, St. Mary Catholic Church, Walsenburg, with Father Jose Murrillo as celebrant. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg.

Salazar, Pete
Pete Salazar - World Independent - November 1, 1940 - Salazar Boy Dies of Burns Incurred October 20 - Pete Salazar, 14, who was seriously burned Oct. 20 as he attempted to start a fire with kerosene, died early Thursday morning at Colorado General Hospital in Denver, it was learned here today. The accident occurred on the Chapman ranch southeast of Walsenburg, when the youngster arose to start a fire in the stove of a sheep wagon. The oil exploded as it came in contact with the hot coals, and covered him with flames. According to County Coroner, Dan Unfug, who made the investigation at the time. Mike Petranola, caretaker of the Chapman ranch, saw the sheep wagon on fire, which was about a mile from the ranch house. He rushed to the scene, and found young Salazar about 100 yards away in a pool of water where he had run in an effort to put the fire out. The boy was rushed immediately to Walsenburg, and was later taken to Pueblo. When the seriousness of his burns was diagnosed, he was taken to the Denver hospital, where efforts to save his life failed. Funeral arrangements, under the direction of Furphy Brothers mortuary, will be announced later.

Salazar, Phillip Leroy
Phillip Leroy ' Peto'  Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2012 -Phillip Leroy ' Peto'  Salazar, 50, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 22, 2012. Rosary service, 10 a.m. Friday with memorial service to follow at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Salazar, Rudy Thomas
Rudy Thomas Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - October 4, 2009 - Rudy Thomas Salazar, 57. Born July 14, 1952, to the union of Larry and Josephine Salazar. He was known to the family as ' Quinkie.'  He was a 1970 graduate of Central High. He proudly served four years in the U.S. Navy and in the Reserves until 1978. He received the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Maltese Cross. He continued his education and received his associate degree in business. He also received a certificate of completion in automotive body repair, and a master' s certificate from Chevrolet Corp. He owned and operated R&R Paint & Body. He loved to work on his 1957 Chevy, playing cards, listening to Spanish music, pool, hunting, and most of all, gatherings with family and friends. Rudy will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He leaves to cherish his memory his father, Larry Salazar; daughter, Terrina (Bill) Ornelas; son, Rudy Salazar; brother, Jim Salazar; sisters, Bertha Martinez, Betty (Ron) Espinoza, Judy (Gilbert) Martinez; mother of his children and caretaker, Lucille Salazar; former wife, Pat Martinez; stepsons, Frank Martinez, Matthew Olivas; goddaughter, Melissa Sanchez; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Special thanks to Janis Gyles and Melanie Riccillo, Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Joseph Church. Reception to follow.

Salazar, Sandra
Sandra Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - January 5, 2011 - Sandra Salazar went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 31, 2010, after a wonderful life of 69 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Gertrude Mister; father- in-law, Adolph Salazar; and mother-in-law, Seferina Salazar. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Levi Salazar; her children, Rick (Tonya) Salazar, Indianapolis, Ind., Debbie (Bruce) Day, South Point, Ohio, Patricia Salazar, Denver, Linda (Jim) Stockbauer, Des Moines, Iowa, and Diana (Brandon) Cheyney, Jacksonville, Fla.; grandchildren, Chrystal (Paul) Corlew, Robert (Christina) Salazar, Nathaniel Salazar, Stacia Salazar, Joshua and Becky Day, Steven, Shawn, Seth and Samuel Williams, Leah Stockbauer and Marcus and Ciara Cheyney; great-grandchildren, Bradley and Jackson Corlew and Aaron and Journey Stockbauer; and many nieces and nephews. Sandra was born on Oct. 29, 1941, in Norfolk, Va. She and Levi Salazar were married on Oct. 18, 1958. She was a great Navy wife who loved all of her children. She enjoyed many special times with her grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Among her many interests were watching football, dancing, eating at local restaurants and spending time with her family. Sandra was an avid Broncos fan and Raiders hater! She loved to watch her nephews play football in Pueblo. Sandra was a devout Christian and she loved her Lord. She belonged to the Dolphin Wives Club in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where she helped Vietnam veterans. Sandra loved to dance to Mexican music and she loved to laugh. She was a great wife, mother, aunt and friend who enjoyed her life in Colorado, especially in Pueblo. Visitation, 4 to 8 p.m. today, Roselawn Funeral Home. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Salazar, Sarah C.
Sarah C. Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - May 2, 2010 - Sarah C. Salazar, 75, of Denver, formerly of Pueblo. Born Oct 24, 1934, passed away April 23, 2010, from a long battle with Parkinson' s disease. Preceded in death by husband, Joe Salazar. Mother of Tom Mestas and Stephanie Padilla. Also loved by sisters, brothers, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews and her friends. She will be missed by all who knew her. At Sarah's request no services will be held.

Salazar, Stella Maria
Stella Maria Salazar - Trinidad Times Independent - May 25, 2012 - Stella Maria Salazar, 81, died at home May 9, 2012, after a short illness. She was born April 6, 1931, in Sopris to Fidelia (Gonzales) and Ezequiel Cordova. Stella was united in marriage Jan. 27, 1951, to Erminio Salazar at Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Trinidad. She was a homemaker and worked as a cook at Head Start for 12 years. Stella loved to play bingo and visit Cripple Creek. She loved to dance and play with her grandchildren. She was a member of the La Confederacion Lodge and Sociedad de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Lodge. Both are encouraged to attend Stella' s funeral as a group. She was preceded in death by her husband; her daughter-in-law, Cheryl Salazar; and her grandson, Greg Salazar. She is survived by six children: Henry Salazar of Pueblo; Rose (Richard) Padilla of Trinidad; Dolores (Ruben) Gomez of Lakewood; Laura (Pat) Ortiz of Trinidad; Erminia (Arnold) Cardenas of Casper, Wyo.; and Dora (Patrix) Duran of Denver. She is also survived by her brother, Albert (Viola) Cordova of La Junta; brother Ernest Cordova of La Junta; brother Augustine (Molly) Cordova of Frederick; Gilbert (Kathy) Cordova of Greeley; sister ErmaLinda Rodaway; sister Aurelia (Manuel) Romero of La Junta; MaryAnn (Edward) Juare of La Junta; Virginia (Ben) Martinez of Manzanola; aunt Mary Eva Romero of Denver; aunt Patsy Montoya of Trinidad; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and other relatives and friends. Visitation was 3-6 p.m. Thursday followed by a rosary recitation. A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 25, at Holy Trinity Church followed by interment at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Her great-grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers. Active pallbearers are Laz Lesperance Jr., Orlando Padilla, Matthew Gomez, Sonny Venosr, Michael Duran, Daniel Duran and Carlos Cardenas. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Salazar, Stephanie Nicole
Stephanie Nicole Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 2005 - Police seek clues in slaying of woman - Police are investigating the apparent beating death of an exotic dancer whose body was found early Wednesday in a field littered with rubbish behind a North Side strip club. Pueblo County Coroner James Kramer said an autopsy is planned Friday to determine exactly how 20-year-old Stephanie Nicole Salazar died. Salazar's head and face were so badly beaten that fingerprinting and X-rays were used to verify her identity, the coroner said. "This poor young woman suffered a very, very bad beating," said Deputy Chief John Ercul of the Pueblo Police Department. Ercul said no gunshots or stab wounds to Salazar were evident. Police don't know whether Salazar was killed somewhere else, or near the club. Police responded to reports of a man dragging a body toward a field just beyond the parking lot of The Mystic Cabaret, 4301 N. Elizabeth St., at about 12:50 a.m., according to Ercul. When officers arrived, no one was immediately seen in the area. Police took a closer look with flashlights and discovered pools and drops of blood that led them to Salazar's body. She was already dead and laying in a makeshift dump, where crushed concrete, windblown wrappers and old tires had collected. Ercul said Salazar had worked in the past as a stripper at Mystic. Witnesses told police they saw her inside the club late Tuesday or early Wednesday as a patron with a group of friends. Police learned that Salazar has been living in Pueblo, but originally is from Walsenburg. Investigators have few clues about the man that was seen dumping Salazar's body. He was described by witnesses as a white male approximately 40 years old, who stands 6 feet 2 inches to 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 250 pounds. The suspect reportedly has salt-and-pepper hair and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and dark, baggy pants. Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2005 - County coroner determines young mother was strangled - An autopsy on Friday revealed that a 20-year-old woman whose body was found in a field behind a strip club early Wednesday died from strangulation and may have been raped. Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 2005 - Stephanie Nicole Salazar, 20, of Walsenburg. Memorial service, Wednesday, July 27, 2005, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Walsenburg, Colo., with the Rev. John Farley as celebrant. Inurnment to follow at South Cemetery. The family also wishes to acknowledge Stephanie's special friend, Ben Trujillo. A trust fund has been set up in Victoria Trujillo's name at the 1st National Bank of Trinidad, Huerfano County Branch, 135 W. Sixth Street, Walsenburg, Colo. Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 2005 - Falcon man turns in self in homicide - A 28-year-old man turned himself in to Pueblo police Friday night in connection with the death of a young woman whose body was found 11 days ago behind a North Side strip club. Jail records identify the man as Dwayne Kelly Rogers of Falcon. He was arrested Saturday on suspicion of first-degree murder and is in Pueblo County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bail. Rogers told the Pueblo Police Department's dispatch center at about 11:30 p.m. Friday that he wanted to turn himself over in the death of a female in Pueblo, said Sgt. Elias Manzanares of Pueblo police. He said Rogers referred to details surrounding the death of Stephanie Nicole Salazar, 20, of Walsenburg. Rogers drove himself to the police station, and police detectives obtained an arrest warrant. Police found Salazar's body partially clothed behind the parking lot of The Mystic Cabaret, 4301 N. Elizabeth St., at about 12:50 a.m. July 20. Salazar, who was visiting the club with friends to celebrate her move out of the state, stepped outside the club to smoke a cigarette and disappeared. Salazar previously worked as a dancer at the club, police said. Two truck drivers said they saw a large male drag what appeared to be a woman's body down a small hill behind the parking lot. The suspect was described as a white male about 40 years old, with salt-and-pepper hair, standing between 6 feet, 2 inches and 6 feet, 4 inches tall and weighing about 250 pounds. Police Chief Jim Billings could not say whether Rogers fits the description given by witnesses, but said the investigation will continue so officers can "have as much evidence as possible." "There's still a lot of investigative work to be done," he said. Billings added he did not know if Salazar's death was a random homicide or one that involved a motive. "It's going to be sketchy for a while ' ¦ because we do need to run down the information (Rogers) gave," Billings said.

Salazar, Telos J.
Telos J. Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - February 4, 2009 - Telos J. Salazar, 92, longtime resident of Pueblo, went home to be with our Lord on Feb. 1, 2009. Telos has touched so many lives. He passed away in Greeley, Colo., with family by his side. He is survived by one brother, Elfedo Salazar of Gardener, Colo.; two sons, Hubert Rose Marie Salazar of Fort Collins, Colo., Isadore Irene Salazar of Lakewood, Colo.; two daughters, Evelyn Gene Martinez of Pueblo, Colo., Geraldine Murguia of Lakewood, Colo.; one stepson, Victor Lucy Archuleta of Pueblo, Colo.; 20 grandchildren, and lots of great-grandchildren. Telos was preceded in death by his parents, Antonio and Sofia Gallegos Salazar; his wives, Cecelia LeRue Salazar, the mother of all of his children, Mary Archuleta Salazar, Isabel Martinez Salazar; two brothers, Ben Beatrice Salazar, Gilbert Vonna Salazar; four sisters, Escolastica Faris Martinez, Eleanor Moses Cisneros, Mary Salazar, Josephine Salazar; and three children, Orlando Margaret Salazar, Manuel Salazar and Eusebio Carmen Salazar. He was born in Gardener, Colo. Telos loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, telling stories, playing the guitar and singing "Don't trust any women, too bad if you do." Telos was a government trapper and was nicknamed "Bear Killer" for killing 28 black bears in one season. He retired from the Ordinance Depot in Pueblo after putting in more than 20 years of excellent service working on war missiles. Telos was well-known on the East Side of Pueblo off Highway 50 as owner of the "Mexican Ranch" where he rented out stalls for all kinds of animals, and made many friends. Telos lived his last year happy and peaceful in his new home in Greeley, Colo., with the help of his grandson, Mike Suzy Salazar, and caregiver, Shannon. He was able to retain his dignity of living on his own, go fishing, play cards and celebrate holidays together with family who loved him dearly and will miss him. Viewing, 1 p.m. and funeral service, 2 p.m. both Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, Roselawn Funeral Home. Interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery.

Salazar, Tranquilino
Tranquilino "Mr. Mike" Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 2011 - Tranquilino "Mr. Mike" Salazar, 75, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 15, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dulcinea "Bernice" Salazar; grandson, Jeremiah Salazar; parents, Pedro and Luz Salazar; brothers, Albert Salazar and Levi Salazar; sister, Nea Salas; and daughter-in-law, Edna Salazar. Mr. Mike is survived by his children, George Salazar, Phyllis (James) Martinez, Jerry Salazar and Antoinette (Matthew) Gandy; grandchildren, Evette, Emily, Michael, Zack, Jason, Tanya, Christopher, Josef, Chastity, Angela, Vanessa and Jackson; 19 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brother, Filemon Salazar; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, followed by rosary service at 6 p.m., both at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Friends and family will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Salazar, Virginia
Virginia (Vialpando) Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 2013 - Virginia (Vialpando) Salazar, went home to be with the Lord on June 10, 2013. She was born March 4, 1936, in Walsenburg, Colo., to Felipe and Quitlide Vialpando. She was 77 years of age. Virginia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and sister. Virginia and Edward were married for 57 blessed years. She had a great sense of humor and she loved to laugh and she taught all of us to laugh. Virginia is survived by her loving husband, Edward E. Salazar; children, Debbie (Steve) Martinez, Wanda Felkins, Jackie (Henry) Aguirre, Edward Sonny (Whitney Montoya) Salazar; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; brothers, Ray (Maria) Vialpando, Ernest (Dixie) Bobian; sisters, Evelyn Gallegos and Lee Gomez; numerous nieces, nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Felipe Vialpando; mother, Quitlide Baca; daughter, Quitlide Salazar; brothers, Gilbert and Joe Henry Vialpando; granddaughter, Stephanie Salazar; grandson, Henry Aguirre; great-great granddaughter, Neveah Salazar; and stepmother, Adeline Valdez. Virginia enjoyed crocheting, dancing and playing paper dolls with her grandchildren. She loved her family and was a friend to all. She will be missed dearly. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, June 14, 2013, at the New Hope Community Church in Walsenburg. Johnson-Romero Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Salbato, George
George Salbato - The Chronicle-News - November 9, 2011 - George Salbato, prominent Trinidad businessman, passed away at the Valley Inn Nursing Home in Mancos on Nov. 6, 2011, at the age of 75. He was born in Trinidad on Feb. 8, 1936, to Emma (Tortorelli) and Mike Salbato whom both preceded him in death. He was a 1954 graduate of Holy Trinity High School. On Aug. 29, 1959, George was united in marriage to Jean Garlick at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Together with his son Craig, George owned and operated Salbato Construction and Cabinet Shop for 27 years. He also was employed by the City of Trinidad Building Department. George had a passion for woodworking and finishing furniture. He liked the outdoors and was an avid fisherman. He also loved caring for dogs Millie and Sam. George was a 4th Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus #1172 and a member of Trinidad Optimist Club. A loving and caring husband and Father, his greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Survivors are wife Jean; son Craig Salbato of Craig; daughters Tammy (Tony) Paradiso of Trinidad; Lisa (Jimmy) Egan of Fort Collins; grandchildren Amanda and Nicole Paradisa, Lauren and Jack Egan; brother Gene (Benita) Salbato of Trinidad; nephews Michael (Melissa) Salbato, Wayne Salbato; great-nieces Mara and Myka; great-nephew Mason; uncles Louie Salbato and Bino Salbato; and numerous other relatives, friends, and loving caregivers of the Montezuma Hospice. Funeral Services will be Friday, Nov. 19, 2011, 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. Arrangements under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Saldana, Frances
Frances Saldana - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 2012 - Frances Saldana passed away Monday, March 19, 2012. She was born on Jan. 19, 1922. She is survived by daughters, Helen (Charles) Gallegos, Angelina Sanchez, Arlene Apodaca; 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Helen Margurite; husband, Monico Saldana; daughter, Mary Lowe; numerous siblings; and grandsons, Timothy and Rob Sanchez. Frances was faithful to God and family, loved the Denver Broncos and going to Cripple Creek. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will remain in the hearts of those who loved her. The family will hold a private service.

Saldana, Hortencia
Hortencia Saldana - Pueblo Chieftain - November 24, 2011 - Hortencia Saldana, 85, 428 Elm Ave., Las Animas, Colo., passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at her home. A rosary service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2011. Mass of Commendation will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011. Both services will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church in Las Animas, Colo. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo, Colo.

Saldana, Silverio
Silverio "Sal" Saldana - Pueblo Chieftain - February 4, 2009 - Silverio "Sal" Saldana, retired businessman, who at age 72, graduated from the University of Southern Colorado (now CSU-Pueblo), died on Jan. 31, 2009, of natural causes at his home, 66 MacAlester Road. He was 85. A native of Pueblo, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II, worked in an automobile plant in Detroit, spent 18 years in Alaska, Canada and Greenland north of the Arctic Circle as a logistics supervisor on the DEWline and BMEWS projects that provided radar defenses against possible Soviet bomber and missile attack. Leaving what he called "the isolation and hardships of the forbidding wastelands of the Arctic," he was sent to Rome to work on the European Tropospheric Communications System that enabled the U.S. president to communicate rapidly with American military commanders in Europe and also with Soviet leaders in Moscow. Returning to his hometown in 1972, Saldana owned and operated several businesses before retiring in 1990. He was past vice president of the Latino Chamber of Commerce and won its Outstanding Member Award in 1985. He also was a member of the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, Moose Lodge, American Legion, Knights of Columbus, American GI Forum and the Pueblo Chicano Democratic Caucus. An avid boxing fan, he financially supported several local boxers. And with Judge Joe Ulibarri, he launched a Stay in School tutoring program for District 60 pupils. Born in Pueblo on Oct. 1, 1923, the son of Pedro Saldana and Maria Saldana, Silverio attended Bent County Public Schools. When he was 68 years old, he enrolled at the University of Southern Colorado (now CSU-Pueblo) as a freshmen and graduated in 1986 with a major in Spanish and minor in political science. At the ceremony, he was first to receive his diploma, and President Bill Clinton wrote him a letter of congratulations. His advice to young people was: "Get an education, that is something you will always have that cannot be taken away from you, and it will enable you to live a better life." He is survived by a son, Pedro Saldana of Harsens Island, Mich., three daughters, Maria Saldana, Teresa Rodriguez and Cecilia Saldana (fiancΓ©, Jesus Candelario Estrada); seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and two sisters, Amparo Curiel of Amarillo, Texas, and Evelia Trejo of Pueblo. Funeral arrangements will be announced.

Sale, Elva T.
Elva T. Sale - Pueblo Chieftain - April 6, 2010 - Elva T. Sale, 97, passed away April 5, 2010. She was preceded in death by husband, Archie C. Sale; daughter, Grace Sale; parents, Rollin and Maude Colby; brother, Edson Colby; niece, Terri Greenwell; son-in-law, Ken Metcalfe. Elva is survived by daughter, Betty Metcalfe; grandson, Don Metcalfe; granddaughter, Joanne (Keith) Latka; great-grandchildren, Jason Latka, Daniel Proffer, Richard and Victoria Metcalfe; four great-great-grandchildren; niece, Cindy (Bill) Strickland and nephew, Randal (Anne) Colby of California. She was a member of Broadway Christian Church for over 70 years and a member of OES No. 7 for over 50 years. In lieu of flowers and food, memorials may be made in Elva' s name to Broadway Christian Church, 206 Broadway, Pueblo, CO 81004. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Salerno, Robert
Robert ' Bob' Salerno - Trinidad Times Independent - August 12, 2010 - Robert ' Bob' Salerno passed away from natural causes on July 7th, 2010 in Anaheim, Calif. Bob was raised in Trinidad and attended Holy Trinity High School. He attended the University of Colorado from 1956-1960 on a football scholarship and was captain of the team in 1957, the year the Buffs won the Orange Bowl against Clemson. Although he was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles and the Boston Patriots in 1959, injuries prevented a professional football career. Bob married Catherine Cottrell Aug. 25, 1958, in Boulder and graduated with a bachelor' s degree in education that same year. After serving in the United States Army, Bob and Catherine moved to Southern California. He began a teaching career at Fremont Junior High and moved from the classroom to counseling. Bob was high school counselor for many years in the Anaheim Union School District. Bob took is passion for the game of football and began a successful Orange County high school coaching career. Salerno ' ” ' Coach'  as many knew him ' ” spent four decades as a head coach or defensive coordinator at many area schools: Anaheim (1966-72, 79 1987-88), University (1980), Football (1981-86), and Servite (1992-93). He spent the off-season working at Disneyland in their security office. Bob made lifelong friends on the school campus and the gridiron many of whom cared and supported him in his last several years. He is survived by his three children: Anthony, Christina, and Carol; his grandchildren, James Masuda, Brian and Lauren Reynolds; his sister Connee (Fred) Malouff; and three nephews and their families. Salerno; and his brother, Sam Salerno II. Services were held July 16 at St. Norbert Catholic Church in Orange, Calif. In Lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Anaheim High School Alumni Association, Bob Salerno Memorial Scholarship. Mail to Anaheim High School Alumni Association, PO Box 389, Anaheim, CA 92815.

Salerno, Sharon A.
Sharon A. Salerno - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 2009 - Today the Lord added a special angel into heaven. Sharon A. Salerno passed away Oct. 12, 2009, at the age of 65. Sharon and her husband, Vincent, shared 35 years of marriage raising their children, Susan and Michael, enjoying their time together. Sharon loved to travel the country and spend time outdoors, fishing and boating. She shared the love of radio-controlled airplanes and helicopters with her oldest grandson, Jacob. She often would say some of the best times were sitting and being ' entertained'  by her grandsons, Dominic and Joseph. Sharon devoted her life to helping others as a nurse at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital and later received her master' s degree as a nurse practitioner. She was loved and will be remembered by her sister, Susan, and brother-in-law, Edward Hanson; and daughter-in-law, Toni. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Angelus Chapel, 1102 E. Evans Ave. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a memorial to the American Cancer Society in her name.

Salerno, Vincent J.
Vincent J. Salerno - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2010 - Vincent J. Salerno. Today the Lord added a special angel into heaven. Vincent J. Salerno passed away Feb. 14, 2010, at the age of 79. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Sani Salerno; also his loving wife, Sharon, with whom he shared 35 years of marriage together raising their children, Susan and Michael, and enjoying their time together. Vince loved to travel and enjoyed many outdoor activities - fishing, boating and hunting were some of his favorite hobbies that he shared with his son, Michael, and three grandsons, Jacob, Dominic and Joseph. After Vince served in the Navy on a submarine in the Korean War, he devoted the next 35 years of his life to numerous different fire departments across Florida and Kentucky. He volunteered his vast knowledge in certified instruction before he retired as a captain in 1987. Vince then enjoyed the last 23 years of his life with friends and family in Colorado City, Colo. He was loved and will be missed by many and always remembered as a truly brave and loyal man. The Salerno family would like to extend its gratitude to the friends and neighbors of Colorado City who looked out for and took care of our father. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Angelus Chapel, with the Rev. Marvin Ritterling officiating.

Saliba, Delores
Delores (Dee) Strauss Saliba - Denver Post - February 12, 2006 - Delores (Dee) Strauss Saliba died on January 12, in Belleville, TX, where she was born 93 years ago. In her twenties, while working as a dietician, Dee met Dr. Nicholas Saliba. They were married in 1940. While Nick was overseas with the Army during WW II, Dee lived with Nick's family in Walsenburg, before they settled in Denver, where Dee became an active volunteer to many causes. Several years after Nick's death in 1987, Dee returned to Belleville where she shared her last decade with her Texas family and friends. She was a very special person who enjoyed her life to its end, and was loved and respected by all. A memorial service was held for her in Belleville, and one will be held in Colorado later this year.

Salimeno, Mary D.
Mary D. Salimeno - Pueblo Chieftain - May 15, 2011 - Mary D. Salimeno, 93, passed away May 12, 2011. Preceded in death by her husband, Arthur E. Salimeno; sisters Ann Farino and Connie Rigirozzi; brother Felix Farino. She is survived by three children; Gary (Kathleen) Salimeno, Cheryl Trimble (Terry Davis), David Salimeno (Penny Cline); grandchildren, Kirt (Ilia) Salimeno, Carrie (Chad) Wildin; great-grandchildren, Hanna and Owen Wildin, Kegan Salimeno; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives. Mary was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and St. Joseph Christian Women. She was a seamstress and worked in the custom drapery department at Sears for many years. Special thanks to all of her caregivers, especially Bridget, Theresa, Grace and Regis. Visitation, Sunday, May 15 from 4 to 6 p.m., followed by rosary recitation at 6 p.m., both at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m., Monday, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Joseph Church. Arrangements by T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Salinas, Elvira
Elvira "Viola" Salinas - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2011 - Elvira "Viola" Salinas, 73, of Rye, went to be with the Lord on April 14, 2011. She was preceded in death by her infant son, Mark G. Salinas; parents, Baroline Duran, Tobias and Mena Pacheco; and brothers, Marvin and Leonard. Viola is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Pablo; children, Paul (Shelly), Philip (Beth), Elvira, David (Lisah), Gerald (Liz) and Joel (Kim); 21 grandchildren; mother, Benina; siblings, Danny, Tobias, Lillian, Charles, Florence, Pauline, Liz and Randy; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. At Viola' s request there will be no viewing. Rosary service, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Rye. Cremation to follow. Inurnment at St. Aloysius Cemetery at a later date.|

Sallee, Neal T.
Neal T. Sallee - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2011 - Neal T. Sallee, 90, passed away Oct. 7, 2011. At his request, there will be no viewing. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at Sonrise Methodist Church, 421 E. Spaulding Ave., in Pueblo West, with Pastor Dave York officiating. Interment, Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Calif.

Salley, Bobby Lee
Bobby Lee Salley - The Chronicle-News - October 26, 2009 - Bobby L. Salley, age 75, passed away at St. Mary Corwin Hospital on October 21, 2009 after a courageous battle with Leukemia. He was born in Pratt, on September 12, 1934 to Elmer and Edith Salley. Bobby was an engineer for the Rock Island Railroad in Pratt, Kansas for 20 years. He then worked for Burlington Northern Railroad in Trinidad, Colorado for the next 18 years until his retirement in 1996. He married Thelma Hartzfeld on March 5, 1954 at the First Christian Church in Pratt, Kansas. Bobby and his family moved to Trinidad in 1978, where he lived until his death. Bobby was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Salley; his parents, Elmer and Edith Salley and his sisters, Beverly Weese and Barbara VanKam. He is survived by his daughters, Linda (Dan) Costa of Stonewall, Colorado; Lisa (Ken) Strem of Valencia, California; five grandchildren, Dr. Michelle Costa of Kennewick, Washington; Ryan Costa of Stonewall, Colorado, Kyle Strem, Dylan Strem and Trevor Strem of Valencia, California; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, October 26, 2009 at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with graveside services following at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Paul Tortorice, Alex Abeyta, Dan Costa, Ken Strem, Ryan Costa and Larry Jefferis. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Salley, Thelma
Thelma Salley - Trinidad Times Independent - February 20, 2007 - Thelma Salley, age 72, passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital on December 31, 2006 after a courageous two-year battle with cancer. She was born May 5th, 1934 in Fort Scott, Kansas to Bessie and Harley Hartzfeld. Thelma moved to Pratt, Kansas after graduating from high school where she lived for 26 years. She was employed by the Pratt Daily Tribune for several years. She married Bobby Salley on March 5th, 1954 at the First Christian Church in Pratt, Kansas. Thelma and her family moved to Trinidad, Colorado in 1978, where she lived until her death. Thelma was a beautiful person inside and out. She had a heart of gold. Her kindness and generosity knew no boundaries to all who had the privilege of knowing her. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Preceding her in death are her parents, Harley and Bessie Hartzfeld and her sister, Kathleen Jefferis. Thelma is survived by her husband, Bobby Salley of 52 years and daughters Linda (Dan) Costa of Stonewall, Colorado, Lisa (Ken) Strem of Santa Clarita, California, 5 grandchildren, Michelle Costa, Ryan Costa, Kyle Strem, Dylan Strem, Trevor Strem and a niece and several nephews. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 3rd from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Thursday January 4th, 2007 at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home at 10:00 am with graveside services to follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Dan Costa, Ken Strem, Ryan Costa, Larry Jefferis, Joseph Costa and Earl Dillabough.

Salmond, Robert Adams
Robert Adams Salmond - Bozeman Daily Chronicle - January 19, 2005 - Robert Adams Salmond, 77, died Monday, January3, 2005 at his home of colon cancer. He was born August 23, 1927 in Ogden, a son of John R. and Ethel Adams Salmond. He was reared and educated in Ogden where he graduated from Utah State University with a B.S. degree and from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln with his PhD. He has since spent his winters in Ogden and his summers at the family owned motel and gift shop in West Yellowstone, Montana. Robert married Thora Gould on August 20, 1948 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Together they had seven children: Steven, Michael, Marilyn, Richard, Mark, Kathryn and John. They were later divorced. On April 25, 1969, he married Norma Hadley, along with her six children, Dave, Lonn, J. Nyles, Steve, Meri Ann and Allyn. Together they had one child, Beth. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served as a Sunday School teacher and outstanding Scoutmaster who loved this calling. Robert proudly served his country on an aircraft carrier with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was an electronics and math professor at Weber State College and Weber State University for many years. Robert was affectionately referred to as `Doc`. Doc and Norma contracted their summers for the Y.C.C. and Upward Bound teaching kids 15-18 years of age to live in tents and work on Bureau of Reclamation projects. `Doc` was a born leader who freely shared his talents with others. He enjoyed model airplanes, raising birds, woodworking, math and electronics. He loved the outdoors and loved to observe nature. Surviving are his wife, Norma, of Ogden; his children: Steven (Janelle), Salt Lake City; Michael (Louise), Ogden; Richard (Annette), Auburn, WA; Mark (Alyce), Idaho Falls, ID; John (Shayleen), Clearfield; Dave (Kelly), Clinton; Lonn (Gail), North Ogden; J. Nyles (Patty), Lakewood, WA; Steve (Jackie), Idaho Falls, ID; Allyn, Anaheim, CA; Marilyn (Dean) Harris, Dallas, TX; Kathryn (Rodolfo) Rocha, Weston, CO; Meri Ann (Cary) Allen, South Ogden; Beth (Jeff) Strack, Clearfield; 70 plus grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are one brother and one sister, Kent (Dorene) Salmond, Sacramento, CA; and Mary Beth (Larry) Edwards, Alpine, UT. Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, Lowell Salmond. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Lindquists Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. A viewing will be held at the mortuary on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday Noon to 12:45 p.m. Interment, Aultorest Memorial Park, where Military Honors will be accorded.

Salmonson, John
John Salmonson - Pueblo Indicator - December 4, 1937 - John Salmonson, for 46 years a clothing salesman, died at a local hospital December 1st. He will be remembered as having been with the G.L. Gann store at South Union avenue in the ' 90' s.

Salvatore, Robert J.
Robert J. Salvatore - Denver Post - February 20, 2009 - Robert J. Salvatore, born October 27, 1939, and passed away February 16, 2009. Survived by wife, Irene and sister, Kathy Horgan (Mike); three sons, Ray (Marianne), Dino (Lynn), Joe (Amber) and daughter, Donna Veltri (Frank), eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services will be held February 24th at 11:00 a.m., by Father Croak at The Shrine of St. Anne's Catholic Church, 7555 Grant Place, Arvada, CO 80002.

Salvo, Gene
Gene Salvo - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2012 - Gene Salvo, 83, passed away Oct. 28, 2012, in Centennial, Colo., with his children, Rick and Kristi by his side. Preceded in death by his wife, Christine; parents, Sam and Mary Salvo; brothers, Sam and Bob; sister, Carolyn Drewery; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a proud Puebloan, who often boasted of being on his Pleasant View High School' s basketball team and winning the 1946 state championship. He also had a passion for automobiles, working on them, selling them and even racing them with his basketball teammate, Ronnie Payne, and brother, Sam, at the old Pueblo speedway, formerly located near Prairie and Northern. He was recently recognized by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as having been a ticket holder for the Indianapolis 500 for 38 years. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at Roselawn Cemetery. Please meet in the parking lot of Roselawn Cemetery 30 minutes prior to the service procession. A celebration of Gene' s life will follow at noon in the Heroes Pavilion at the Pueblo Convention Center. In lieu of flowers and food, the family respectfully requests donations be made to the Alzheimer' s Association of Colorado, 455 Sherman St., Suite 500, Denver, CO 80203.

Samaniego, Olivia R.
Olivia R. Samaniego - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 2011 - Olivia R. Samaniego, 90, of Colorado City, passed away April 18, 2011. Survived by her children, Olivia Carol (Gene) Meek of Colorado City, Carlos (Virginia) Samaniego and Armando (Martha) Samaniego both of El Paso, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Thanks and appreciation to Belmont Lodge staff and Frontier Hospice. Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at Guadalupe Catholic Church in El Paso, Texas and interment, Restlawn Memorial Park also in El Paso.

Samberson, Margaret Thomisine
Margaret Thomisine Samberson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 8, 2009 - Margaret Thomisine Samberson, 85, born in Pueblo, Colo., on Oct. 17, 1923, passed away April 6, 2009, after an extended illness. Preceded in death by her husband, Adrian Sr.; sons, Tom and John; parents, Tom and Margaret; and siblings, Eunice, Ruth, John and Ivor. Survived by her children, Sharone (Bob) Marcen, Jeania (Walt) Maddux, Robert (Charlotte) Samberson, all of Pueblo, Adrian (Janet) Samberson, Albuquerque, N.M., Carl Samberson, Leadville, Colo., and Barbara (Roger) Kennedy of Hawaii. Also survived by 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; niece, Mary Jane Ganatta, Colorado Springs; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Margaret was a homemaker who loved crocheting and gardening, with rose gardens that were admired by many. There will be no viewing. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Friday, April 10, 2009, Mountain View Cemetery. Under the arrangements of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Sambrano, Louise G.
Louise G. Sambrano - Trinidad Times Independent - July 2, 2010 - Louise G. Sambrano, 92, passed away June 30, 2010. She was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on August 18, 1917. She was employed as a cook at Mount San Rafael Hospital until she retired. She was preceded in death by husband Sam M. Sambrano, and parents Julian and Dolores Lucero. She is survived by sons Jose P. Trujillo, Pueblo, Colorado, Michael Sambrano, Buckeye, Arizona, David G. Sambrano, Merrimack, New Hampshire and daughter Dolores J. Sambrano, Austin, Texas. She is also survived by many grandchildren, great- grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at Faith Christian Fellowship Church on Saturday, July 3, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. with Bill Frashuer officiating.

Samec, Mirko Edward
Mirko Edward Samec - Pueblo Chieftain - February 9, 2011 - Mirko Edward Samec, 102, passed away Feb. 6, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Ruth R. Samec; seven brothers, Phillip, Joseph, Stanley, Edward, Frank, Raymond and Henry; four sisters, Mary, Stella, Olga and Emma. He is survived by his children, Martha (Kenneth) Price, Linda Samec and John Samec; grandchildren, Stuart (Denise) Price, Chris (Shelley) Price, Jennifer Severson; great- grand-children, Conner Price, Grace Severson, Ella Severson; sister- in-law, Mildred Stofac; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; and his cat, Smokey. Mirko retired from CF&I after 46 years. He was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting and fishing in the high country as a young man. Goose hunting and fishing with his friends and family at Pueblo Reservoir became his passion later in his life. He liked to cook and tend his garden. Above all, he was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in Mirko' s memory to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or PAWS through the funeral home office. A special thank you to Dr. Gaide and Rachel, and the very special staff at Joni Fair Hospice House. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Sammon, Laura J.
Laura J. Sammon - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2011 - Laura J. Sammon passed away June 18, 2011, in Pueblo. Laura was born on April 8, 1950, in Pueblo, one of eight children to Arthur and Mabel Garcia. She loved her family and will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Red Sammon. Her survivors include her daughters, Regina (Lionel), Rondi (Brandon) and Marci (Josh); son, Robert; siblings, Ellen (Pete), Rosalee, Donna (Rex), Arthur (Cathy), Catherine (Richard), Karen (Dale) and Rebecca (Richard); eight grandchildren, Delia, Deldrea, Brianna, Euriah, Doron, Ascencia, Elijah and Abby; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2011, Davis Memorial Chapel. .

Samora, Adam Paco
Adam ' Paco'  Samora - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 2012 - Adam ' Paco'  Samora, 29, passed away March 22, 2012. Survived by his parents, Gary and Elsie Samora; brother, Eric Samora; niece, Erica Samora; and nephew, Kaleb Samora. Cremation. Memorial Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Holy Rosary Church. Arrangements by Imperial.

Samora, Arturo Pablo
Arturo Pablo Samora - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2008 - Arturo Pablo Samora, 67. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2008. Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2008. All services, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2746 E. Highway 86, Castle Rock, Colo.

Samora, Cora
Cora Samora - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 2010 - Cora Samora of Denver. Preceded in death by her husband, Abel Samora Jr.; beloved mother of Marilyn ( Terry), David (Antoinette), Sharon and Virginia; proud grandmother of Dana ( Dustin), Nicole ( Julio), Ashley and Samuel; great-grandmother of Alaura and Jadrien. Also survived by numerous other relatives and friends. Mrs. Samora also was preceded in death by her eight brothers and two sisters. Visitation, 10:30 a.m. Friday Aug. 20, 2010, followed by funeral service at 12:30 p.m., both at Bear Valley Christian Church, 6800 W. Hampden Ave. Interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery, 2 p.m., Staging Area "A." Please note correction to service date.

Samora, Larry R.
Larry R. ' Larry Z'  Samora - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 2011 - Larry R. ' Larry Z'  Samora, 54, of Pueblo, formerly of Raton, N.M., unexpectedly went to be with the Lord on Feb. 19, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Victoria Samora; sister, Patricia Valdez; and brothers, Eddie and Lenny Samora. Larry leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 37 years, Cheryl Samora; sons, Richard Samora, Francisco Samora and John DeHerrera; daughter, Diane Vanderwater; grandchildren, Matias Samora, Cynthia Lopez, Addison DeHerrera, Billy Vanderwater, Aden Vanderwater, Jonathan DeHerrera and Alyssa Lyles; brothers, Ben (Barb), Lee (Bea), Henry, Charlie ' Chi Chi,'  twin Gary (Elsie) and Patrick Samora; sisters, Dorothy Peralta, JoAnn Hernandez, June (Tony) Munoz and Kathy (Todd) Ogden; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. ' Larry Z'  will be remembered as a loving family man. He was a devoted father, who taught his children football, baseball and basketball. Larry enjoyed playing pool, the Denver Broncos and having a good time with family and friends. Larry had a great sense of humor, an unforgettable laugh and a great heart. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Family and friends will be received at the church hall following the service. Arrangements, Romero.

Samora, Pete Aneseto
Pete Aneseto Samora - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2012 - Pete Aneseto Samora, 89, passed away Dec. 21, 2012. Survived by daughters, Kathleen Samora and Patricia Samora; step-son, Ken (Tina) Montoya; grandchildren, Sandy (Bob) Klinehoffer, Suzie (Dan) Degenhardt, Ken Montoya, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Tiffany Cervantes, Jack Degenhardt; great-great-grandchildren, Gabe, Cali, Michael and Isabella Cervantes. Preceded in death by wife, Cleo Samora. Pete was born Feb. 8, 1923, in Saguache, Colo., to Lucas and Juanita Samora. He worked at the Pueblo Army Depot. Service, 10 a.m. Jan. 3, 2013, St. Leander' s Catholic Church, 1402 E. Seventh St., with the Rev. Fr. Tony Wojcinski officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Samples, Charles L.
Charles L. Samples - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2011 - Charles L. Samples. Charles was born in Elk City, Okla., on April 4, 1930. He passed away Aug. 22, 2011. He is survived by his loving wife, Alice; sons, Charles (Martha) Samples, Ray (Chris) Samples, Rick (Darciann) Samples; brother, Ted Samples; sister, Jody Wise; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and many other family members. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Reta Samples; and grandson, Charlie Samples. Viewing, from 4 to 6 p.m. today and service, 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the interment following. In lieu of flowers, please make donation to the Diabetes Foundation, American Heart Association or American Lung Association.

Sampson, Annie Mae
Annie Mae Sampson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 2, 2010 - Annie Mae Sampson was born Oct. 5, 1923, in Clow, Ark., to the late Webber Johnson and the late Girlie Starr Johnson. Mrs. Sampson transitioned to her heavenly residence on Feb. 26, 2010, at the age of 86, after a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Sampson Sr.; children, James Sampson, Charles Sampson and Bettie Sampson; parents, Webber and Girlie Johnson; and siblings, LoMae Jordan, Johnnie Johnson, Floyd Johnson, Betty Brooks and JoFaye Haynes. Survived by children, Alvin (Norma) Sampson Jr., Los Angeles, Calif., Clyde Sampson, Pueblo, Dorothy (Samuel) Gilmore, Albuquerque, N.M., Martha (Fred) Harris, Denver, Colo., Willie (Joyce) Sampson, San Jose, Calif., Bobby (Carla) Sampson, Pueblo and Darlene Sampson, Denver, Colo.; 19 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Iola Wadsworth and LyRuth Mosley; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. Annie was a member of Evangelist Church of God in Christ. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, both at Imperial Funeral Home. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Samuelson, Charlotte Jane
Charlotte Jane Samuelson - Greeley Tribune - March 15, 2008 - Charlotte Jane Samuelson was born in Walsenburg to Thomas and Susan (Turner) Compton. She grew up and was educated in Walsenburg. Mrs. Samuelson's family were early day settlers in Colorado. She married Sherwood Samuelson in 1938. Her husband's job involved travel, so they spent many years traveling the western states. She moved to Windsor in 1979 and later to Northglenn where she lived until her death. Mrs. Samuelson died Wednesday at Northglenn Heights Care Center. Survivors: Her sister, Eva E. Watts of Northglenn, and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by: Her husband, Sherwood, in 1988, and her parents. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mountain View Cemetery, Longmont. Notes: Memorial gifts may be made to Odyssey Health Care in care of Adamson Funeral and Cremation Services, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634.

Samuelson, Josephine
Josephine Samuelson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2012 - Josephine Samuelson passed away Jan. 14, 2012, at the AVRMC nursing home in La Junta. She was born on July 21, 1923, to Dixie Irene Gaines Samuelson and Carl Eric Samuelson in Colorado Springs, Colo. Her mother passed away shortly after her birth and she was raised by her grandparents, Dr. Joseph and Emma Gaines in Las Animas. She later lived with and was cared for by her aunt and uncle, Genevieve Gaines Morgan and Lawrence R. Morgan. Following this, she was a long-term resident at AVRMC nursing home. While growing up, Josephine received special needs education and training at several facilities throughout the state and graduated from the eighth grade in Las Animas. She learned to play the piano and loved music. She was active in the First Baptist Church in Las Animas and later in the La Junta Baptist Tabernacle Church. She is survived by a brother, John (Rosemarie) Samuelson of White Salmon, Wash.; a niece, Janet Irene (John) Maher of Cut Banks, Mont.; nephews, Carl (Virginia) Samuelson of Bothell, Wash., Chris Samuelson of North Bend, Wash., and Kirk Samuelson of Vancouver, Wash.; cousins, Janet (Arthur) Morgan Walsh of Elko, Nev., Dr. Candice Morgan of Greeley, Colo., Lynn Gaines Watson of Touchet, Wash., Paul (Donna) Samuelson of Pueblo, Colo., and Robert (Jeanne) Thompson of Denver, Colo. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at La Junta Baptist Tabernacle Church, 416 Santa Fe Ave. in La Junta, followed by a reception at the church. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made in Josephine Samuelson' s name to the Arkansas Valley Regional Nursing Care Center in care of Ann Stone, Activities Director, 1100 Carson Ave., La Junta, CO 81050 direct or through the funeral home. Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home & Arkansas Valley Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

San Juan, Donna B.
Donna B. San Juan - Pueblo Chieftain - May 1, 2009 - Donna B. San Juan, 16, of Olney Springs, Colo., passed away Sunday, April 26, 2009. Preceded in death by her grandparents, Robert and Rose LaFebre. Survived by her parents, Jose and Donna San Juan; siblings, Carmen (Raul) Zamarripa, Sonya (Mario) Saucedo, Tomasita (Aaron) Burns, Isaac (Mika) San Juan, Michelle (Jose) Ortega, Cynthia (Miguel) San Juan; also seven nieces, nephews, family and friends. Donna was a family girl. She loved taking pictures, purses, shopping and getting all dressed up. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 3, 2009, Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday, May 4, 2009, Full Gospel Christian Assembly. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Sanata, William J.
William J. Sanata - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 2012 - William J. Sanata, 76, born to Angelo and Margaret Sanata on Jan., 4, 1936 in Sharon, Pa., departed this life on July 18, 2012 in Pueblo, surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 38 years, Joann; and six siblings. William is survived by children, Rodney (Terry) Sanata, Robert Sanata, Vickie Petric; grandchildren, Christy (Jonathan) Romero, Jason Sanata, Amy (Jason) Wilcox, Ryan (Nikki Workman) Petric, Zachary (Paula) Sanata and Max Sanata; four great-grandchildren; five siblings; special friend, Phyllis Gardner and family; and numerous other family and friends. William served in the U.S. Army, belonged to the Sons of Italy, and retired from CF&I Steelmill. He was very passionate about his family, golfing and grabbing a bite to eat. Memorials may be made in his name to the Arthritis Foundation through the funeral home. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2012, followed by funeral Mass, at Our Lady of the Meadows Church, 23 Starling Dr., Pueblo. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements, George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Sanchez, Abigail M.
Abigail M. Sanchez - Huerfano World Journal - September 27, 2012 - Abigail M. Sanchez, born July 22, 1980, went to be with the Lord September 10, 2012. Abigail was a very loving and caring mother of, Elijah, Philip, and Harmonee Valdez. She was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, niece, and friend. Abigail touched many lives with her warm kind heart and had a sense of humor with a smile that would brighten anyone' s day. Her faith and belief in the Lord was so strong it kept the strength within her. A passion she had was cooking, and she loved her jars of pickles. Abigail will truly be missed but will remain forever cherished in our hearts. Abigail was born in Trinidad, Colorado and was raised in Walsenburg and La Veta. She is survived by her grandfather Franklin Arthur Aguirre; her parents, mother Mary Aguirre, father John (Stella) Sanchez; sisters, Madelyn (Eric) Summers, Angela (Jack) Ortiz, and Tanya Day; brothers Juan (Kelsey) Sanchez, Sean (Amanda) Sanchez, and Jonathan Sanchez. Abigail also leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by grandparents, Henry and Ascension Sanchez; grandma Manuelita Aguirre; and uncle Willie Sanchez. A memorial service will begin at 2:00 pm on Friday, September 21, 2012 at Emanuel Apostolic Temple, 711 W. 2nd St. in Walsenburg, Colorado. A reception will follow memorial services in the church hall.

Sanchez, Albert Jr.
Albert Sanchez, Jr. - Denver Post - April 8, 2010 - Albert Sanchez, Jr. Born November 10. 1921 in Pueblo, CO died on April 7, 2010 He was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Emma Sanchez. Al is survived by three children, Sister Stephanie Sanchez, Arthur Sanchez, and Beverly Sanchez. Visitation will be from 6-6:30 pm on Sun. with rosary to follow at Crown Hill Mortuary (29th Ave. and Wadsworth). Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Mon. at All Saints Catholic Church (2559 S. Federal Blvd). Burial to follow Fort Logan Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, pleas send donations to the Carmelite Sisters, 1300 Classen Drive, OKC, OK 73103 c/o Albert Sanchez.

Sanchez, Alonzo
Alonzo ' Al'  Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 2012 - Alonzo ' Al'  Sanchez, passed away Aug. 17, 2012. Predeceased by his parents, Abenicio and Brigida Sanchez; brothers, Charles, Ben and Pete; sister, Corrine Herrera; and his twin brother, Alfonso Sanchez. Survived by his wife of 56 years, Rose Mary; children, Shirley (Scott) Filer, Kenneth Sanchez, Deanna (Craig Bow) Sanchez, and Elaine (Ralph Martinez) Sanchez; grandchildren, Lindsey (Stephen) Mestas, Lisa Filer, Tori Sanchez, Jacob and Anabella Berumen; great-grandchildren, Maguire, Madison and Macie Mestas; sisters, Carmen Ledford and Christella (Frank) Munoz; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family. Al worked for Alpha Beta for 25 years, and then JM Manufacturing, retiring in 1995. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years, and enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting with friends and family, but especially with his son, Ken and grandson, Jacob. Al was a very special person and will be missed by all who knew him. He was a great husband, father, grandfather and friend, and taught all of us so much. He was always there for anyone who needed him. Visitation, 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Imperial. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.

Sanchez, Anthony
Anthony "Tony" Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 4, 2009 - Anthony "Tony" Sanchez, 53, passed away Feb. 26, 2009. Preceded in death by father, Ephren "Shorty" Sanchez. Survived by his daughter, Jessica Vigil; and four grandchildren; mother, Mary Sanchez; siblings, Anita (Frank) Croshal, Steve (Chris) Sanchez, Alfred Sanchez, Lila "Suzie" (Gary) Baca; special cousin, Jacqueline Pacheco; numerous relatives and friends. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2009, at Holy Family Parish.

Sanchez, Antonio James
Antonio James Sanchez - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - July 20, 2009 - Antonio James Sanchez, 61, passed away July 15, 2009 in Denver. He was born in Trinidad, June 25, 1948, to Joe and Tillie (Barajas) Sanchez. Antonio was raised in Aguilar. He lived in Aguilar and Denver throughout his life before finally making Denver his final home in 1994. He was a cook most of his life working in hospitals and nursing homes. Antonio loved fishing, driving through the mountains, and his hometown Aguilar. Although he loved the Rockies and Avalanche, the Denver Broncos were his number one team. His favorite thing to do was to spend time with his children, grandchildren, and family and he could always be counted on for babysitting duty. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jose and Sylvia Barajas, father- and brothers, Louie and Joey. He is survived by his mother, Tillie Sanchez, Denver; daughters, Brenda (Mike) Salmeron, Denver; Stephanie Coca, Aguilar; sons, Anthony (Veronica) Sanchez, Pueblo; Richard Sanchez, Denver; brother, Richard (Jerri) Sanchez, Denver; sisters, Delilah (Herman) Ortiz, Denver; Gloria (Mauricio) Molina, Denver; Rose (Salvador) Sanchez, Denver; grandchildren Monique, Michael (Dalila), Marcus, Brea-Anna, Raelynn, Lewis, Danea, Ariana, Ruperto, Samantha, Isaiah, Elijah, Joey and Emilio; great-grandchildren Santana, Essence and Michael; also numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Pallbearers will be Ernesto Garcia, Matthew Coca, Michael Rose, Marcus Rose, Mauricio Molina and Martin Martinez. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Barajas, Vince Barajas, Leno Barajas, Frank Barajas, Mike Barajas, Joe Barajas, Freline Barajas, Pete Barajas and Joe Alvarez. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 21 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A Rosary will be held on Wednesday, July 22, at 9 a.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church and the funeral mass will follow at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at The Trujillo Creek Community Cemetery. A reception will follow after the burial. Donations will be accepted at the reception. The family may be contacted at 510 Cedar St, P.O. Box 121, Aguilar, CO., 81020. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Sanchez, Arthur George
Arthur George Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2007 - Arthur George ' Just Art'  Sanchez, 44. Viewing, 2 - 6 p.m. today, with Rosary to follow at 6 p.m., Romero Chapel, Denver. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Pueblo.

Sanchez, Ascension P.
Ascension P. Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 2009 - Ascension P. Sanchez, 76, of La Veta, passed away on Monday, Nov. 16, 2009. Mother of Pauline (Sam), Marie (Ron), Willie, John (Stella), Jane (Manuel), Lorraine (Anthony), Ted, Joseph, Michael (Nancy); 28 grandchildren, three sisters, three brothers, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, both at Christ the King Church, La Veta. Interment, La Veta Cemetery.

Sanchez, Connie
Connie Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2011 - Connie Sanchez, 82, departed December 18, 2011. Affectionately known by all as "Aunt Teri". Survived by her loving children, Sharon (Severino) Wallace, Catherine (Gary) Massaro, Loretta (Rodney) Montoya and Steve (Melanie) Sanchez; adopted son, Jim Gallegos; grandchildren, Audria, Junior, Angie, Adrian, Eric, Marc, Paula, Rodney Jr., Kristina, Steve, Joey and Valerie; 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, including special nieces, Sharleen Lamar, Jeanette Rodriguez and Dupree Rodriguez. She was a member of Legion of Mary and a devoted Catholic. She was an avid football fan, who also treasured poetry and opera. Aunt Teri was a woman of extreme courage and bravery. Her willingness to help and care for her loved ones was her greatest attribute. She will be missed by anyone who knew her. Preceded in death by her grandmother, Modesta Martinez; her first husband, Carl Wallace; second husband, John Sanchez; granddaughter, Naomi Sanchez; mother, Connie Vukelich; and brothers, Steve and Robert "Boots" Vukelich. Rosary 9:30 a.m., mass 10 a.m. Thursday, December 22, 2011, at St. Francis Xavier Church. Burial follows at Roselawn Cemetery.

Sanchez, Cristobal
Cristobal Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 2011 - Cristobal Sanchez, 66, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 10, 2011. Preceded in death by his daughter, Audryanna Cosby. Cristobal is survived by his sons, Chris, Taylor and Tommy; daughters, Meline Michale, Christina and Sandra; numerous grandchildren; parents, Margarito and Sofronia Sanchez; brothers, Rafael and Victor; step-brother, Ryan; sisters, Betty and Rosemary; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Sanchez, David F. Jr.
David F. Sanchez Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 2012 - Violence - Police probe shooting - Details of man' s ID, condition unknown - A man was shot late Sunday before the vehicle he was traveling in crashed into a light pole and a parked vehicle. His identity and condition were unknown early today. As of 12:15 a.m. today, police were unable to release information on the incident. Police on the scene also could not provide information. Sgt. Ken Espinoza said it was too early in the investigation to comment. According to scanner traffic, the unidentified man was taken to Parkview Medical Center. Emergency responders said over scanner traffic that the man stopped breathing, but police were unable to confirm a death early today. A call to the coroner was not returned. Police blocked off Northern Avenue between Eilers and Taylor avenues. Police tape blocked the crashed car on the corner of Eilers and Northern avenues. A witness, who asked to remain anonymous in fear of retaliation, said she heard shots fired and saw two cars making aggressive moves on the corner of Taylor and Northern avenues. ' That' s where all the gunshots came from. He was driving jagged and he crashed into a pole and hit a parked car,'  the witness said. The witness said she called 911 immediately. ' I was outside talking to my neighbor. I heard the shots and saw the crash and I dialed 911. I had to get help,'  she said. ' You could see bullet holes all around the car. They shot it up.'  Police could not confirm that the incident was a drive-by shooting. The woman said she saw a man being taken away in an ambulance. A fallen light pole rested on top of the crashed car and there was damage to its front end. A car parked next to the light pole had a dent on its left side. Several people were at the scene as police investigated. Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 2012 - Pueblo gunshot victim dies; incident tied to festival altercation - Police say a 40-year-old Pueblo man who was shot before crashing his car into a light pole late Sunday has died. Pueblo Police Sgt. Ken Espinoza identified the victim as David F. Sanchez Jr., who died after being taken to Parkview Medical Center. Police were called to the scene at 9:37 p.m. on a report of shots being fired at the corner of Taylor and Northern avenues. Two minutes later there was a report of a crash a block away on Eilers and Northern avenues. At the time, police said they did not know the two calls were related. Espinoza said this morning that there have been no arrests in connection with the case. He said police investigators are interviewing people who possibly are connected to the shooting. There were no other injuries. Espinoza said an altercation occurred between two parties that knew each other after they had attended the annual Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish festival. "Sometime before the shooting, the group of kids started giving each other a hard time and one car started following the other one and they began to chase each other around," Espinoza said. "During that timeframe, one of them recognized one of the drivers in the other car and called the victim, who was a relative," Espinoza said. Espinoza said Sanchez ended up in the car with one of the groups of kids and told them to go home. Espinoza said the car later met up with the other vehicle at the corner of Northern and Taylor avenues. He said Sanchez, upset about what was happening to the teenagers, exchanged words with people in the other car and allegedly was shot in the chest. "He then drove up the block and crashed into a light pole. I think he drove off either to get away or to drive himself to the hospital, we are not sure at this time," Espinoza said. Sanchez later was transported to the hospital in an ambulance. Espinoza said since the two calls came in at the same time, police and emergency responders did not know that they were related. "The emergency responders were there for the crash and soon realized that he had a gunshot wound," Espinoza said. "So they hauled him off to the hospital." Espinoza said that during the investigation it was determined the two parties knew each other. "This little altercation stemmed up some old, bad feelings," Espinoza said. Espinoza said he has more details but couldn't comment because the incident remains under investigation. Police have not been able to determine if Sanchez was shot in his car or if he got out of the vehicle. "There are bullet holes in the car, but we can't determine if he was out of the car confronting somebody, or if the door was open and he got shot. There is nothing indicative of him being shot through the car," Espinoza said. Police blocked off Northern Avenue between Eilers and Taylor avenues. They still were on the scene at 8 a.m. today. Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 2012 - Pueblo men arrested in fatal shooting - Two Pueblo men were arrested this afternoon in connection with a shooting that killed David F. Sanchez Jr. late Sunday. Sanchez, 40, was shot in the chest at the corner of Northern and Taylor avenues before crashing the car he was driving into a light pole two blocks away near Eilers Avenue. Randy Quaduor, 21, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder. Alejandro Anchondo, 20, was arrested on suspicion of menacing with a deadly weapon. Police said Anchondo allegedly menaced another person prior to the deadly shooting. That person was not injured. Sanchez died after being taken to Parkview Medical Center. Each were jailed late Monday at Pueblo County jail without chance for bail. Police were called to the scene at 9:37 p.m. Sunday on a report of shots being fired at the South Side intersection. Two minutes later there was a report of a crash a block away on Eilers and Northern avenues. At the time, police said they did not know the calls were related. There were no other injuries. Officer Ken Espinoza said an altercation had taken place between the two parties that knew each other after they had attended the annual Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish festival. An arrest affidavit indicated that tension between members of a car club and ex-members of the club, including Anchondo, played a part in the altercation. Sanchez belonged to the car club. ' Sometime before the shooting, the group of kids started giving each other a hard time. One car started following the other one and they began to chase each other around,'  Espinoza said. The affidavit states that Anchondo and others chased a car with members of the car club in it, almost running them off the road, threatening them and stopping to fight at one point. The affidavit said that Raymond Bustamante, 33, of Pueblo told police that his son, who was riding in the car being chased, called him to tell him what was going on. He told police that he and his brother then went to meet his son at a Loaf ' N Jug on First Street and Santa Fe Avenue at about 9 p.m. Bustamante said his longtime friend Sanchez also showed up at the store in a 1993 Buick that was later crashed. The two then headed toward Northern Avenue, where they saw Anchondo walking near the Double Deuce bar. The affidavit said that after an exchange of words Anchondo pulled a gun on them. During that time frame, the affidavit said Quaduor also was called to come to the bar to help his friends. The affidavit said a person who was questioned by police said that Sanchez pulled up to Taylor Avenue in his car, squealing the tires, and words were exchanged. The affidavit states that Quaduor said he was standing near the bed of his 2001 Chevy Silverado on Taylor Avenue near the bar when he saw two to three muzzle flashes from a black handgun that Sanchez had pulled out and pointed at his friends. Police said a gun found in the car Sanchez crashed was a pellet gun. But in the affidavit, Quaduor said the gun Sanchez had was a small caliber and made a soft sound as it fired. Quaduor told police that Sanchez fired at his friends from the driver' s seat of his car. Quaduor admitted that he pulled out a .357 Magnum and pointed it at the driver' s side of Sanchez' s vehicle, firing one shot at the car door. The affidavit states that Quaduor told police that as the car took off down Northern Avenue, he continued to fire as many as five more shots. Quaduor said he fired his weapon in defense of his friends because he was afraid of being harmed and felt danger for them. He told police that he felt it was ' a self-defense issue.'  ' (After the crash) he (Sanchez) then drove up the block and crashed into a light pole. I think he drove off either to get away or to drive himself to the hospital, we are not sure at this time,'  Espinoza said. Sanchez was transported from the crash scene to the hospital in an ambulance. The affidavit said he was unconscious when police arrived and suffered a gunshot wound to the left side of his chest near his armpit. Residents living on Berwind Avenue between Taylor and Eilers said they could hear gunshots ' We were just talking and then we heard like a boom, boom, boom,'  Natasha Basquez said. ' It was one right after another.'  Kayla Hammons, who lives with Basquez, said she heard about six shots. Traffic was diverted for most of the day Monday from Northern Avenue through Berwind Avenue where the two women live. In March 2010, Quaduor pleaded guilty to manslaughter and aiding a suicide, and received a one year deferred sentence. He completed his sentence and the case was dismissed. Quaduor, who was 18 years old at the time, allegedly provided a loaded gun for his elderly father, Edward Quaduor, 75, to use to commit suicide. Deputies found the elder Quaduor' s body on Dec. 2, 2009, in a camping trailer at the home of a friend at 461 Park Lane. Edward Quaduor was found with a handgun on his chest and an apparent gunshot wound to the head. Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 2012 - David Frank Sanchez Jr., 40, of Pueblo. Arrangements pending. Full notice later.

Sanchez, David Frank Sr.
David F. Sanchez Sr. - Huerfano Journal - April 11, 2013 - David F. Sanchez Sr., November 3, 1948 - March 28, 2013 - David Frank Sanchez Sr., 64, of Pueblo, went to be with our Lord on March 28, 2013. Dave was born on November 3, 1948 in Manzanola, Colo. to Joe and Stella Barela. Dave proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. Dave retired from the City of Pueblo where he worked as a mechanic for 35-years with fleet maintenance. Dave loved his green Ford Model A street rod with which he won many trophies at car shows. He loved fast cares and his Harley motorcycle which he enjoyed riding to Sturgis every year. He also enjoyed fishing, camping, and traveling with his grandkids and the love of his life, Theresa. Dave especially enjoyed going to Cripple Creek where he won many trips including a cruise to Alaska. Dave was a very good-hearted, giving person with a great sense of humor and was such a gentleman. He was loved and will be missed by all whose lives he touched. Dave is preceded in death by his beloved son, David F. Sanchez Jr.; father and mother, Joe and Stella Barela; adoptive parents, Ralph and Josephine Sanchez who raised him; brothers, Richard and Lawrence Barela; sister, Lorraine Barela; father-and mother-in law, Art and Gloria Garcia; in laws, Martha and Nancy Barela; John Jasdzewski, Hugh French, Art and Gabe Garcia; nieces Jamie Bobian and Alysa Rodriguez. Dave is survived by his loving wife of 42-years, Theresa; grandchildren, David III (Patricia) Emilio, Isaac Sanchez, and Nathaniel Lopez; great-granddaughter Tatiana Sanchez; daughter-in-law, Tracy Sanchez; brothers, Jim )Vela) Daniel, Geno and Bob Barela; sisters, Cathy Jasdzewski, Doris (Jim Gonzales) Barela and Stella French; sisters-in-law, Helen Barela, Linda (Keith) Mills, Beatrice Garcia Earnestine Trujillo and Debbie Garcia as well as by numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, extended family and many, many special friends. Rosary was held on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 and funeral services were held Wednesday, April 3, 2013. The family wishes to send special thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and all the caring people who assisted in Dave' s care and those who prayed and supported us in our time of need, especially our niece, Victoria.

Sanchez, Diego Agustin
Diego Agustin Sanchez, - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 2011 - Diego Agustin Sanchez, infant, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 7, 2011. He is survived by his loving parents, Agustin Sanchez Jr. and Tenisha Monique Segura; brother, Agustin Luna Sanchez III; grandparents, Frieda (Gavino) Cordova and Cynthia Lopez; special aunties, Jamie (Dominick) DuVall and Margaret (John) Pino; and numerous extended family and friends. Memorial service, 6 p.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Sanchez, Donna
Donna Sanchez - Trinidad Times Independent - January 23, 2013 - Donna Sanchez, Retired Safeway employee - Our most precious Donna left this life unexpectedly Jan. 17, 2013. She was born Jan. 5, 1951, to Toby and Inez Dominguez in Trinidad. Donna was married to Anthony Sanchez who preceded her in death. All who knew her were touched by her huge loving heart and endless passion for life. She always thought of others before herself and always knew the right words to say helping others overcome their struggles. Our Donna was straight forward, yet had a wonderful sense of humor. She was a strong willed and independent woman and never wanted to be a burden on others. Despite her life-long health issues, she never complained and accepted all of life' s trials with grace. Throughout her 30 years at Safeway, she was a loyal and dedicated employee. Donna enjoyed playing cards and board games with her daughters and sisters, was an avid reader and a movie buff. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, the loves of her life. She especially spoiled her dog, Coco, with a pork chop every day. She is sadly, sadly missed by her family. She was preceded in death by husband, Tony, her parents, her sister, Patricia Galasso, brothers-in-law, Jack Vallejos, Joe Molinaro, Angelo Cappellucci, Carl Galasso and nephew Marty Cappellucci. She is survived by her daughters Karen (Cotton) Riley, Patricia "Trish" (Kent) Romero, Wendy Adame, son Paul Andy Martinez, grandchildren Erin Riley, Antonio and Matthew Romero, Jesse and Devyn Adame, Andrew, Manny, Dakota, Ali and Noah Martinez, great grandchild Xavier, sisters Esther Vallejos, Frances (Fred Baca) Molinaro, Angie (Lee) Rollf, Irene Holliman, Elaine (Richard) Bonney, Kathy (Larry) Book and Gwen (Mike) Banker, numerous nieces, nephews and many, many friends. A memorial Mass will be held Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at 1 p.m. A private inurnment will follow at a later date. The family can be reached at Frontier Motel at 815 E. Goddard Ave., daily noon-6 p.m. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Sanchez, Edward
Edward Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 5, 2011 - Edward Sanchez, 89, passed away April 2, 2011. Preceded in death by his wife, Frances ' Kika'  Sanchez, May 19, 2008; mother, Josephine Gonzales; granddaughter, Stephanie Sanchez; grandson, Michael Martinez; great-grandson, Aiden Martinez; daughter-in-law, Rita Sanchez; and brother-in-law, Charlie Jaquez. Survived by children, Edward (Nancy) Sanchez, Charlie (Angelina) Sanchez, Patty (Art) Martinez, Richard (Vernal) Sanchez, Gregory Sanchez and Nancy (Gary) Hill; sister, Rosalie Jaquez; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Edward served in the United States Marine Corps during WWII. He was a field telephone operator and rifle marksman and served on Guam and Iwo Jima. He was a performing musician and retired from CF&I Steel Corp. Edward was a member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society and St. Francis Xavier Church. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. today, Imperial Funeral Home. Services, St. Francis Xavier Church: Rosary Recitation, 7 p.m. Wednesday and Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, with interment and military honors to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family extends special thanks to Chery Lucero, friends and staff of Columbine Chateau. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Sanchez, Edward John
Edward John Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2011 - Edward John Sanchez, 57. A lifetime Puebloan, he passed away unexpectedly March 13, 2011. He was affectionately known as "Zorro" to family and friends. Ed was born Aug. 5, 1953, to the union of Froilan and Jennie (Roldan) Sanchez. His mother, Jennie, preceded him in death along with his grandparents, Jose and Josepha Roldan and Edward and Juanita Sanchez. Ed was an auto body painter; he enjoyed NASCAR racing and collecting Eagles. His favorite teams were the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets. Ed' s greatest joy was his family, whom he loved dearly. He is survived by his father, Froilan Sanchez; his sisters, Mary Jo (Chris) Martinez, Carol (Mike Perretti) Valdivia; a niece, Keira (James Sanchez) Martinez, three nephews, Leandro (Charlotte) Martinez, Mark (Jackie) Garcia and Jimmy Valdivia; great-nieces and nephews, Isaiah, Zariah, Ireland, Dylan, Dominic, Kris, Liam and Emma, numerous uncles, aunts, cousins other relatives and friends. Rosary, 10:30 a.m. Monday, with funeral Mass to follow at 11 a.m., both services, St. Mary Help of Christian Catholic Church, 307 East Mesa Ave. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation, noon to 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel.

Sanchez, Ernestine Esther
Ernestine Esther (Vallejos) Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 2010 - Ernestine Esther (Vallejos) Sanchez, 85, of Pueblo. Born April 23, 1924, in Crowley, Colo., to the union of Anselmo Vallejos and Ofilia "Frieda" Oliva. Went to be with the Lord, Feb. 24, 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Erlinda (Joe) Tafoya; brothers, Al "Chemo" (Gerdie) Vallejos and Valentine (Orlie) Dominguez. She is survived by her husband, George Sanchez; children, Anthony "Leroy" (Sandy) Romero, John (Dolores) Drogheo and Rita (Fred) Martinez; brothers, Nicholas (Mary Lou) Oliva, Fred (Beverly) Oliva, Carl (Nadine) Vallejos and Daniel Vallejos; sisters, Erma Farrell and Margurite Vallejos; stepchildren, Arthur, Randy and Dennis Sanchez; grandchildren, Anthony Romero Jr., Jon (Marcia) Drogheo, Monette (Rob) Kiepke, Nativity (Rob) Miller, Gina (Jason) Maez and Ramon (Shelly) Martinez; 14 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Esther enjoyed singing in the Mariachi group, sewing and cooking. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, 2010, St. Leander Catholic Church, Sixth and Monument, where she was a longtime parishioner, immediately followed by a Mass of Christian burial, with the Rev. Father Tony Wojcinski as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with reception to follow at the St. Leander Church Hall.

Sanchez, Evangelina M.
Evangelina M. Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 2010 - Evangelina M. Sanchez, 88, of Pueblo, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2010. Survived by her children, Marlene (Ken) Hawkenson, Pueblo, Yvonne (George) Castro, Colorado Springs, Manuel (Rose) Sanchez, Gene (Debbie) Sanchez; son-in-law, Lee Archuleta, Pueblo; 18 grandchildren; 40 great- grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; brother, James Cardenas; sister, Emelina Maes; numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, St. Mary Catholic Church, Walsenburg. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Chama. Interment, Chama Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1107 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005.

Sanchez, Fern Elizabeth
Fern Elizabeth Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 9, 2009 - Fern Elizabeth Sanchez, 83, of Pueblo, passed away Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009. Fern was born April 3, 1926, to Pete and Velma Cowan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Salvador; and daughter, Joyce Laughlin. She is survived by her son, Donald (Shirley) Sanchez of Walsenburg; brother, Johnny Cowan of Salida; and sister, Edna Mae Mack of Missouri; five grandchildren, Don Sanchez Jr., Darren Sanchez, Brad Sanchez, Everett Laughlin and Holly Chavez. She also is survived by several great-grandchildren. Viewing, 10 a.m. to noon Friday, and memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, both at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Joni Fair Sangre de Cristo Hospice House. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.

Sanchez, George C.
George C. Sanchez - Trinidad Times Independent - July 23, 2011 - George C. Sanchez, 40, passed away unexpectedly July 23, 2011 in Denver. He was born March 6, 1971, in Pueblo. His passion and employment was truck driving. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing, along with watching football and NASCAR on television, and driving his big green tractor. He is preceded in death by his father, Charles D. Fry, Nino Fred Sanchez, Aunt Angie Santos and his grandparents. He is survived by his mother Anna Fry, daughter Heather Rose Sanchez, two brothers Joseph and Geno Sanchez, niece Christina Sanchez, nephews JJ Sanchez, Jacob Sanchez, Jeremiah Sanchez, Godson and nephew Michael Sanchez, dogs Ginger and Gotti, and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles. Funeral Mass will be Friday, July 29, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearer is Joe Madrid. Active pallbearers are Ken Lopez, Eugene Lopez, Fred Lopez, Gilbert Sanchez, Mike Sanchez, and Dominic Sanchez. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Sanchez, Gilbert A.
Gilbert A. Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 9, 2012 - Gilbert A. Sanchez, 82, a resident of Pueblo since 1980, was born to Raymond and Guadalupe Sanchez on July 3, 1930, and died Dec. 5, 2012. He was predeceased by his parents; and beloved wife, Jane Fugate. Survived by children, Valerie (Patrick Amaku) Sanchez, Plano, Texas, Mark A. Sanchez (Steve Perkins) of Beverly Hills, Calif., Ronald G. (Janis Bottai) Sanchez, Tucson, Ariz., Alan (Nicole) Sanchez, Tucson, Ariz.; step-sons, Joseph (Danielle) Sieverling, Arlington, Va., David (Jennie) Sieverling, Arvada, Colo.; brothers-in-law, Brauch (Judy) Fugate, Lexington, Ky., and Justus Fugate, Wichita, Kan.; grandchildren, Raymond Sanchez, Aubrianna Sanchez, Gabrielle Sanchez, Dylan Sanchez, Margaret and Patricia Amaku, Tiare Barrette, Taylor and Braucher Sieverling; brothers, Raymond (Mary Louise) Sanchez, Arturo (Mary Lou) Sanchez, Fernando (Socorro) Sanchez, all of San Antonio, Texas; sister, Mary Endrizzi, San Diego, Calif.; aunt, Mercy Flores, Sequin, Texas; numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and his Spanish Peaks Mental Health Center ' family.'  Gilbert was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He attended St. Mary' s University earning a bachelor's degree. He graduated from Our Lady of the Lake University with a master' s degree in social work. Gilbert was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army after serving in the Korean Conflict as a medical field service medic. He was recognized as an authority in the mental health field, particularly in developing and providing mental health care to the poor and minorities. He was one of the founders of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and founder and executive director of La Frontera Mental Health Center in Tucson, Ariz. He assumed the position of executive director of Spanish Peaks Mental Health Center in 1980. He was president and chief executive officer of Spanish Peaks at the time of his demise. One of Gilbert' s favorite verses was, ' I shall pass through this world but once. Any good that I can do, or any kindness that I can show any human being, let me do it now and not defer it, for I shall never pass this way again.'  Indicative of this belief, Gilbert served his community on many board of director committees and commissions, such as the Colorado State University-Pueblo Foundation, St. Mary-Corwin Hospital Community Board of Directors, St. Mary-Corwin Healthcare Foundation, Wells Fargo Community Board of Directors, Pueblo Symphony Association, SyCare LLC, SyCare Options Colorado Health Networks, KTSC-TV Advisory Board, EPIC (El Pueblo Interdevelopment Corporation), Pueblo Child Advocacy Center, Spanish Peaks Foundation for Mental Health, honorary board member, Pueblo Economic Development Corporation (PEDCo), Pueblo Community Health Center Board of Directors, Pueblo Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Latino Chamber board president, Senior Citizen Resource Development and Coordinating Agency Board of Directors, and the Governor' s Commission on Life and the Law. Gilbert loved life, and together with his wife, visited many foreign countries. Music was a great part of his life and he enjoyed dancing, the performing arts, gardening, and above all else, his wife and family. He shall be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 4 p.m. Dec. 16, 2012, in the theater at the Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center. In lieu of flowers, he asked that memorial contributions be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Spanish Peaks Foundation for Mental Health through the funeral home.

Sanchez, Henry Jr.
Henry ' Willie" Sanchez Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 2010 - Henry ' Willie" Sanchez Jr. passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 13, 2010, in Walsenburg, Colo. Willie was born May 13, 1955, in Jaroso, Colo., to the late Henry and Ascencion Sanchez. He was a carpenter and resident of La Veta, Colo. He is survived by his children, Monica Ibarra and Madonia Yeaton (mother, Kathy Borja); children, Henry Sanchez, William Sanchez, Calah Sanchez and Ember Sanchez (mother, Linda Sanchez); seven grandchildren, four brothers, four sisters and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Rosary, 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, 2010, Christ the King Church, 505 Main St., La Veta, Colo.

Sanchez, Jacobo
Jacobo Sanchez - La Revista De Taos Newspaper - February 1909 - Jacobo Sanchez age 27 from Trinidad, Colorado died 15 Feb 1909. Survived by wife Natividad Vigil de Sanchez; Daughter Marcelina Sanchez; Brothers Jose Ignacio, Sabino and Antonio Sanchez; Sister Senoba S. de Casias. He was buried at the Ranchos de Taos Church Cemetery. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Sanchez, Jarrod Dean
Jarrod Dean Sanchez - Trinidad Times Independent - April 9, 2013 - Jarrod Dean Sanchez, 23, passed away unexpectedly at St. Mary Corwin Hospital April 1, 2013. He was born in Raton, N.M., Aug. 15, 1989, to Elizabeth "Libby" (Raught) and David Sanchez Sr. He attended area schools graduating from Trinidad High School in 2008. Jarrod played basketball all four yeas of high school. He then attended TSJC for one year. He began working at the Trinidad Inn Nursing Home September 1, 2011, where he currently worked as the Activities Assistant. He was loved by all the residents and staff. He loved the Denver Broncos, and the Denver Nuggets. Preceding him in death are grandparents Frank and Mary Sanchez, Frank Raught, uncle Rich Griego and aunt Christine "Connie" Brocker. He enjoyed fishing, listening to music, and hanging out with family and friends. He also was on a dart team. He is survived by the loves of his life his two sons Landen (mother Britney Casias) and Addison, (mother Ashleigh Lucero) father David Sanchez Sr. and stepmother Theresa Sanchez, Trinidad, mother Elizabeth "Libby" Raught Sanchez, Trinidad, brothers David "Poppy", (Brandy Abeyta), Sanchez Jr., Pueblo, Kevin Sanchez, Trinidad, sister Deseree Sanchez, Denver, three stepbrothers Isaiah Lopez, Clayton, N.M., Zach (Mikayla) Resendes, Trinidad, Nick (Valerie) Resendes, Trinidad, step-sister Alicia Lopez, Clayton, nieces and nephews Ava, Taylor, Alex, Isaac, Adrian, Layla, and Tristen, numerous cousins, uncles, aunts, relatives and many friends. Jarrod was the life of every gathering and was well liked by everyone and loved by everyone he met. He truly will be missed. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 10, from 3-8 p.m. the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral will be held Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Faith Christian Church with Pastor Bill Frashuer officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home

Sanchez, Joe Ricardo
Joe Ricardo Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2011 - Joe Ricardo Sanchez, 71, passed away July 19, 2011. Survived by his siblings, Katherine Sanchez, Rose Prado, Dorothy Casper, Manuel Sanchez, Anthony Sanchez, JoAnn Massarotti and Juanita Traylor. Joe was born to John and Emma Sanchez on Sept. 1, 1939, in Walsenburg. There will be no viewing. Rosary, 1 p.m. Monday, followed by the Mass at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Court St, with Msgr. Leonard Racki as celebrant. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Cathedral through Montgomery & Steward.

Sanchez, John G.
John G. Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 4, 1999 - John G. Sanchez, 73, of El Paso, Texas, passed away Jan. 31, 1999. Born on Dec. 18, 1925, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his parents, Trinidad and Manuela Gonzales Sanchez. Also preceded in death by sister, Josephine Gama; and two brothers, Philip and David Sanchez. Survived by his loving wife, Elsie Sanchez, of the family home in El Paso, Texas; son, Richard Sanchez, El Paso, Texas; sisters, Connie Hernandez and Mary Ann Salazar, both of Pueblo; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Viewing from 1-5 p.m. Friday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, both at St. Francis Xavier Church, Rev. Ron Roche celebrant. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Graveside military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family may be contacted at 1608 E. Routt.

Sanchez, John Thomas
John Thomas Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2011 - John Thomas Sanchez, 79, born Nov. 8, 1932, in Clayton, N.M., went to be with the Lord on Nov. 15, 2011. He is survived by his three children and four grandchildren. Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2011 - John T. Sanchez, 79, of Pueblo. Graveside service, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011. Imperial.

Sanchez, Josephine Mildred
Josephine Mildred Sanchez - Trinidad Times Independent - July 1, 2009 - Josephine (Josie) Mildred Sanchez 85 years old, born August 17, 1923; Trinidad, Colorado went to be with the Lord June 28, 2009; Long Beach, California. She is survived by 2 sons; 2 sisters; 2 brothers; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She worked for the Long Beach Navy Exchange for 25 years and will be sadly missed. Visitation and Rosary , Thursday July 2nd at All Souls Mortuary. Funeral Friday, July 3rd with interment to follow at All Souls Cemetery; 4400 Cherry Avenue; Long Beach, California. Arrangements by All Souls Mortuary; 4400 Cherry Avenue, Long Beach, California Guest Book:

Sanchez, Katie
Katie Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2010 - Katie Sanchez, 84, passed away Jan. 8, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Armando; parents, Armenio and Telesfora Pacheco; great-grandson, Jason Smith. Katie is survived by her children, Donella (Dan), Betty, Gerrie (Phillip) Martinez, Fred, Gary (Kathy), Renee (Gary) and Cheryl; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; brother, Oris (Alice) Pacheco; sisters, Lucy, Sarah and Nettie. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home. Service information pending, please see Tuesday's notice for this information.. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Sanchez, Larry S.
Larry S. Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 20, 2012 - Larry S. Sanchez, 60, of Denver, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 10, 2012. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel.

Sanchez, Linda Esther
Linda ' Esther'  Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 2009 - Linda ' Esther'  Sanchez passed away Nov. 22, 2009. Survived by sister, Gloria Dohner; brother, John Sanchez. Preceded in death by parents, John and Esther; and brother, Phil. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, Holy Family Church.

Sanchez, Mary O.
Mary O. Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 4, 2012 -Mary O. Sanchez, born July 14, 1923, passed away peacefully at home on April 1, 2012. Predeceased by husband, Ephren (Shorty); son, Tony Sanchez; sisters, Emma Gonzales, Josephine Santoya, Delphine Pino; brother, Manual Ortiz. Survived by children, Anita (Frank) Croshal, Steve (Chris) Sanchez, Alfred Sanchez, Susie (Gary) Baca; grandchildren, Lisa Sanchez, Sara Bunning, Matt and Tyler Croshal, Matthew Baca; great-grandchildren, Kaia and Gavin; numerous nieces and nephews; and special dog, Peanut. Cremation has taken place at her request.

Sanchez, Mary Rita
Mary Rita Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 2009 - Mary Rita Sanchez, 97, passed from this life peacefully to her eternal life in heaven on Jan. 7, 2009. She was born on April 12, 1911, in Chaperito, N.M. Preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Sanchez; daughters, Mary Martinez, Rita Trevino; and grandsons. She will be sadly missed by her sisters, Rose Ayala, Fresno, Calif., Connie (Leo) Muniz, Fremont, Calif.; sons, Ralph (Mary) Sanchez, Robert (Marge) Sanchez, Jose (Annette) Sanchez, Jose "Porky" (Bernadette) Sanchez, John H. (Phyllis) Sanchez, Cleo (Susan) Sanchez, Trinidad, Colo.; daughter, MaryAnn Villafuerte, Pueblo; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, along with extended relatives and friends. She loved God and her family. She enjoyed dancing, singing and music and truly cherished life. She was filled with kindness and brought out the best in those whose lives she touched with a great sense of humor. The family wishes to thank the excellent staff at Belmont Senior Care Assisted Living for their loving care. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Joseph Church, 1145 S. Aspen Road, Pueblo. Memorial donations may be made to Belmont Senior Care through the funeral home. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Sanchez, Panta Leon
P. L Sanchez - Huerfano World - July 12, 2012 - by Nancy Christofferson - Huerfano pioneer P. L. Sanchez - The July 8, 1927 issue of the Walsenburg World carried the news of the death of one the city and county' s most enthusiastic leaders. Although there were many pioneer families with the surname of Sanchez, this one member, born in Huerfano County in 1879, stands out as a steady contributor to the well being of the local people. Panta Leon, known as P.L. and occasionally, Pantaleon, was born to Antonio and Maria Reyes Sanchez. Antonio Jose was a stockraiser and later Walsenburg merchant who was born in New Mexico. The marriage records show Maria Reyes was named Lucero when she wed Antonio Dec. 23, 1876 at age 16, though her obituary said her maiden name was Castro. It also stated her family came from Spain, as did her new husband' s, and that her father moved to Huerfano County in the 1860s. Reyes could well have been, even at the tender age of 16, a widow, but we' ll let the family genealogists figure that out. P. L.' s birthplace was said to be the old A. Levy home that stood in what is now Heritage Park in Walsenburg. He was the eldest of Antonio and Reyes' 10 surviving children. P.L. married Sofia Maldonado, daughter of Canuto and Josefa Maldonado, July 21, 1897. Canuto is generally referred to as Baldonado, and, like Antonio Sanchez, was a successful merchant and loyal Catholic who generously donated toward the St. Mary Church building fund. In fact, Canuto' s home was at Seventh and Main streets where an earlier Catholic church had been located. The wedding of P.L. and Sofia must have been a merry affair. Both were the offspring of fairly prosperous businessmen and following the ceremony, conducted by Father Ussell, there was a grand ball in Mazzone Hall. In 1900 P.L. won his first public office when he was elected county assessor. However, since he was, by Colorado law, too young to serve in public office, he was unable to take over and fulfill his duties so his father served in his stead until his majority. Meanwhile he served as his father' s deputy and learned the finer details of assessing. At the time of his election, P.L. was one of Huerfano County' s few college men, having attended Sacred Heart in Denver. P.L. was re-elected in the next five elections and served until 1912. In 1902 P.L. proved up on a homestead in the very eastern tip of the county near the Rattlesnake Buttes, and no doubt took up sheep raising like his father. At the same time he was having built an eight-room, brick home with the dimensions of 26 by 40 feet on Fifth Street, east of the old schoolhouse later known as Washington. The family moved in during October 1902. His and Sofia' s only son, P.L. Jr., died there in November 1902 at the age of five months. They would go on to have more children, including another son named P.L. In May 1903 P.L. was elected as a director of the Walsenburg District #4 school board, and soon was serving as its president. Beginning in 1906 he was the interpreter for the school board when it had to deal with Spanish-speaking parents. He was president from at least 1909 to 1912. About the same time he was elected to the Walsenburg town council as a trustee. This was a decade or two before Walsenburg became a city. With his family and reputation growing, Panta Leon undertook another building project, this time a 10-room brick house on East Sixth. Following his public service, P.L. became a merchant, then in 1917 he opened a real estate and insurance office in the Roof and Dick building. He later moved his office down Main Street to the Victoria Hotel. P.L. died in July 1927 at the age of 48. Sofia lived on until 1941. They left nine children, who were listed as Evan, Tony, P.L. Jr., Joseph, Mrs. Roger Martinez, Mrs. Gilbert Trujillo, Mrs. Ted Gonzales, Mrs. K.P. Tuttle and Mrs. Jake Vallejos.

Sanchez, Patricia
Patricia Lovato Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2010 - Patricia Lovato Sanchez, 67, born March 17, 1942, in Roy, N.M., passed away in Dodge City, Kan., on March 10, 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Manuelita Lovato; son, Alfredo Martinez; brothers, Ted, Gilbert, Alfonso and Eloy Lovato; and sisters, Linda Castro and Maria Lovato. Patricia will be deeply missed by her children, Ida (Robert) Sandoval, Bonnie (Paul) Palma, Lucy (Pedro) Solorzano and Ambrosio Martinez Jr.; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brothers, Trini (Marlene) Lovato and Henry (Celia) Lovato; uncle, Tobias Ortega; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She owned and operated Patricia' s CafΓ© in Las Vegas, N.M., for many years. She loved music, crafts, Elway, Sly, bingo, and keeping "secrets," but most of all giving her favorite advice, "Don' t worry, just put it in God' s hands." Viewing, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday with funeral Mass to follow at 11 a.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Sanchez, Patricia
Patricia Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2007 - Patricia Sanchez, 62, passed away May 19, 2007. Survived by her husband of 39 years, Anthony Sanchez of the family home in Penrose, Colo.; son, Brian (Dayna) Sanchez of Littleton, Colo.; parents, Apolonio "J.R." and Dora Lucy Salazar of Colorado City, Colo.; brother, Robert (Ann) Salazar of Lakewood, Colo.; sister, Martha Sword of Pueblo; Aunt, Pat Vinci of Pueblo; and numerous other relatives. Patricia was born March 2, 1945, in Las Vegas, N.M. She enjoyed arts and crafts, especially oil painting. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2007, Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Elder Louie Blags officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation through the funeral home.

Sanchez, Pearl A.
Pearl A. Sanchez - Trinidad Times Independent - December 14, 2012 - Pearl A. Sanchez, 85, passed away at the Trinidad Inn Nursing Home Dec. 12, 2012. Arrangements are pending and will be announced later by the Comi Funeral Home.

Sanchez, Ray
Ray Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2011 - Ray Sanchez, 82, passed away Oct. 9, 2011. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Lorraine Sanchez; children, Elaine (Mike) Madrid, Patsy (Adam) Rodrigues, Kenney (April Vargas) Sanchez; grandchildren, Aubrey (Paul) Vialpando, Vanessa Madrid, Andrew Rodrigues, Amanda Rodrigues, Devin Sanchez and Shelby Sanchez ; great-grandchildren, Peyton Vialpando and Avery Vialpando; siblings, George Sanchez, Mildred Flores and Rudy Sanchez; also survived by numerous nieces nephews and other family. Ray was preceded in death by his two children, Dennis and Sharlene Sanchez. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was very proud that he was assigned to raise the flag every morning. Ray worked at CF&I for 35 years in the wire mill and as a crane man. He, along with his wife, ran several successful business including R & L Grocery, El Comal Restaurant in Pueblo and Rancho Allegre ' Taco Rock'  in Colorado City. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. today, Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 10 a.m. Thursday, Mass to follow at 10:30 a.m., both at Christ the King Parish.

Sanchez, Robert
Robert "Bob" Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 2010 - Robert "Bob" Sanchez, 54, of Pueblo, born June 4, 1956, in Denver, to Robert and Eva (Gonzales) Sanchez, passed away peacefully at home on June 16, 2010, with his family at his side. Robert is survived by his wife of 14 years, Mary Ann Sanchez; children, Isaac, Amie and Teri Sanchez; stepchildren, Jamie Aguilar, Veronica Maytum, Manuel Aguilar; grandchildren, Emma and William Vigil, Ethan Sanchez; siblings, Jose Sanchez, Otelia Jarmijo, Lea Gunford, Bill, Gilbert, Nelson and Mary Sanchez, Mike Lenzine- Sanchez; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Adrian Thomas and Tony Sanchez. Bob was a graduate of South High School and earned a college degree in mass communications from the University of Southern Colorado. Bob was a very intelligent person who enjoyed the challenge of working on and fixing computers at home and for schools in District 70, where he was employed for 20 years. He loved going to Santana concerts and listening to his music. His hobbies included attending auctions, studying genealogy, reading and good conversation. Robert loved his family very much and especially loved playing with his new grandson, Ethan. He was deeply loved and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, June 19, Abundant Life Church, 1001 Constitution. Family may be contacted at 2125 Vinewood Lane.

Sanchez, Robin
Robin "Rob" Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 24, 2007 - Robin "Rob" Sanchez, 43, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 21, 2007. Born on Nov. 22, 1963, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his father, Moses Sanchez; mother, Maria Lowe; and his grandfather, Bernabe Sanchez. Survived by his children, Derek Baca, Dylan and Devan Sanchez; brothers and sister, Matthew and Jaime Sanchez, and Natasha Lowe; granddaughter, Nevaeh Baca; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel, followed by cremation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his memory, for his children, can be made at any ENT Federal Credit Union.

Sanchez, Samuel
Samuel Sanchez - Pueblo Indicator - October 19, 1929 - Colorado News in Brief - Pueblo - Leonard Cabrera was acquitted of charges of murder in District Court here. Cabrera was charged with the murder of Samuel Sanchez in the Sanchez residence on East Evans avenue. Sanchez was killed when two shots were fired into his body.

Sanchez, Shirley Lorraine
Shirley Lorraine Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 2009 - Shirley Lorraine Sanchez passed away June 11, 2009. Arrangements pending.

Sanchez, Steve
Steve Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain -September 13, 2006 - Steve Sanchez, 51, of Chama, Colo. Born Dec. 18, 1954, to Benito and Salome Sanchez in Chama; died Sept. 9, 2006. Survived by two sons, Stevie and Christopher Garcia from Carlsbad, N.M.; one daughter, Misty Sanchez of Romeo, Colo.; two brothers, five sisters, two grandchildren, special aunt, Alice Sanchez, of Chama; and several nieces and nephews. Brother of Pueblo Chieftain carrier, Eleanor Sanchez, from San Luis and surrounding areas. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, in Chama Church. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, in Chama. Cremation has taken place. Please, no flowers.

Sanchez, Tina Marie
Tina Marie Sanchez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 2011 - Tina Marie Sanchez, 23, went to be with the Lord on July 6, 2011. She was born Nov. 14, 1987. Preceded in death by her father, David Sanchez. Tina is survived by her mother, Theresa Baca; son, Isaiah Sanchez; brothers, Ruben Baca and Daniel Baca; grandparents, Phil and Helen Valerio; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who will miss her dearly. Final goodbyes for Tina will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Angelus Chapel. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the service. "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change."

Sanchez, Tranquilino
Tranquilino ' Lino'  Sanchez - Huerfano Journal - June 4, 2010 - Tranquilino ' Lino'  Sanchez, 02-26-1928 ~ 05-18-2010 - Tranquilino ' Lino'  Sanchez, 82, was called home by our Lord on May 18, 2010. Born, February 26, 1928 in Huerfano County. He worked as the Chief of Police for the Walsenburg Police Department for many years and retired in 1975. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Bernice; granddaughter, April Sanchez; parents, Alvina and Tranquilino; siblings, Jennie Meehan, John, Nick and Anthony Sanchez. He is survived by his sons, Larry Sanchez, Denver, Paul (Cathy) Sanchez, Maryland, Steven Sanchez, Pueblo; and daughter-in -law, Brenda Sanchez, Pueblo; seven grandchildren, Erin (Ryan) Balderston, Kansas, Lena Exline, Colorado Springs, Tranquilino (Cheryl) Sanchez, Pueblo, Raina Sanchez, Pueblo, Anthony Sanchez, Pueblo, Alex Dussault, Maryland, Caryl Diaz, US Virgin Islands; ten great-grandchildren; along with his many nieces and nephews. Although his presence will be greatly missed, his love and wisdom will be carried on throughout the generations. A memorial service was held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at St. Mary Catholic Church.

Sanchez, Zachary
Zachary Sanchez - Trinidad Times Independent - February 13, 2010 - Zachary Sanchez, 24, passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 11, 2010. He was born in Trinidad on February 10, 1986, to Carla (Lopez) and Randy G. Sanchez. Zachary worked at various labor and restaurant jobs. He liked to cook, fish and listening to music. His greatest joy and love were his children and family. Survivors are children, Zachary and Nevaeha; girlfriend and mother of his children, Amanda; parents, Carla and Randy Sanchez; grandparents, Pearl Sanchez, Felice Dunn; great grandmother, Pauline Casias; siblings, Randy, Jr. (Vanessa), Sherry (Oscar), Jeremy (Ranada) Joey and Franky; aunts and uncles, Gary (Cindy) Sanchez; Godmother, Carol Sanchez, Katrina (Roger) Winters, Evelyn (Delmer) Archuleta, Christine (Gilbert) Garcia; nieces, and nephews, Randy, III, Jade, Adrianna, Andreas, Karlee, Kylie, Dinah, Adonis, Angelo; many dear friends including special friend, Miranda Santistevan; numerous other aunts uncles and cousins. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Joey Sanchez, Sherry Abeyta, Kenny Garcia, Nick Archuleta, Rick Archuleta, Gil Garcia, Tony Espinoza, Mike Lopez, Matt Sanchez and James Sanchez. Active pallbearers are Randy, Jr., Jeremy and Franky Sanchez, Oscar Alvarez, Chris Nixon, and Orlando Dawson Sanchez. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Sand, Elizabeth P.
Elizabeth P. Sand - Pueblo Chieftain - October 9, 2011 - Elizabeth P. Sand, 92, of Pueblo, born to Peter and Katherine Fussy on Nov. 8. 1918, in Little Falls, Minn., passed away Oct. 5, 2011. Survived by her daughters, Frances St. Germain of Colorado Springs and Arvelyn (Paul) Lefebvre of Atlanta, Ga.; and granddaughter, Angela Lafebvre. Preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Sand. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, followed by the rosary in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, St. Pius X Parish, 3130 Morris Ave., with the Rev. Father William Huber as celebrant.

Sandahl, Emma
Emma C. Sandahl - Pueblo Chieftain - August 5, 2012 - Emma C. Sandahl, 99, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 1, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Sandahl; and parents, Chris and Matilda Hansen. Emma is survived by her daughter, Marjorie (Wilfred) Martinez; grandchildren, Rick (Sue) Martinez and Mike (Bernice) Martinez; and great-grandchildren, Matt, Eric, Dani, Mike and Megan. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Monday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at Romero Chapel. Interment, Masonic Cemetery, Walsenburg. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Sanders, Carolyn Kay
Carolyn Kay Sanders - Pueblo Chieftain - December 5, 2010 - Carolyn Kay Sanders, 66, went out to dinner with God on Nov. 30, 2010, and He decided to keep her. She will be loved and missed by everybody. Survived by six children, nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two brothers, and one sister. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. today, Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Praise Assembly of God. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Sanders, Daniel Paul
Daniel Paul Sanders - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 2013 - Daniel Paul Sanders, 74, passed away peacefully, March 13, 2013, with his family at his bedside. He was born Aug. 27, 1938, in Sayre, Okla. Paul, as he was affectionately known by family and friends, was the owner and founder of Sanders Concrete since 1968. He was preceded in death by his parents, Villard D. and Janice Sanders, and Ellen J. and M. L. Scott; a daughter, Rosemarie Bullard; and a brother, Phil Sanders. Paul was member of the Eagles Lodge No.145, Eagles Aerie 4471, and the Homebuilders Association. He was a hard and dedicated worker. He enjoyed playing pool, traveling the world, being with Ysabella, who was his pride and joy, along with his grandchildren. Paul' s voice was always heard before you would see him. He was always willing to help anybody in need. Paul would give you his shirt off his back. Paul is survived by his children, John Sanders, Bobbi (Steve) Foster, Matt Morales, Heather Morales, Jared (Natasha) Morales, and Ysabella Sanders; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brother, Jerry (Charlotte) Sanders and their children, Monty and Tiffany; and several other relatives and friends. Cremation, Angelus Crematorium. Funeral service, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Fellowship of the Rockies.

Sanders, Gary Lee
Gary Lee Sanders - Trinidad Times Independent - February 5, 2013 - Gary Lee Sanders left this life Jan. 31, 2013. He is survived by his parents Patricia Sanders and Carl Sanders; by brothers Larry Sanders, Devin Sanders, and sister Cindy Howard. Gary was born in Trinidad, Aug. 26, 1958. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Sanders, Irene Glovenia
Irene Glovenia Sanders - Trinidad Times - May 20, 2006 - Irene Glovenia Sanders, 90, died in Trinidad on May 10, 2006. She was born on November 10, 1915 to William Lester Burrow and Lillie Mae Burrow in Groom, Texas. She moved to Trinidad from Shamrock, Texas as a young girl with her family. Irene married Carl L. Sanders Sr. in Trinidad in 1934. Irene was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church, Order of Eastern Star for 62 years and served as Past Matron. She is preceded in death by her husband Carl in 1984. She is survived by her son Carl L. Sanders Jr. and her daughter-in-law Patricia of Trinidad; brother Don Burrow and her daughter-in-law Mary Ellen of Wichita, Kan.; sisters Robbie Lee Lujan of Arvada, and Nadine Caudle of Trinidad; four grandchildren Gary Sanders of Summit County, Larry Sanders of Loveland, Cindy Howard of Westcliff and Devin Sanders of Ft. Collins. A funeral service was held Friday, May 12, 2006 at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Gardner and Pastor Sam Madrid officiating. Burial followed at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bill Scott, Mark Argo, Claude Caudle, Larry Sanders, Devin Sanders and Dewey Jones. The family requests donations be made to Noah's Ark Animal Welfare or a charity of your choice. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Sanders, Jacob Isaiah
Jacob Isaiah Sanders - Pueblo Chieftain - January 28, 2011 - Jacob Isaiah Sanders, infant, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 25, 2011. He is survived by his parents, Erica Sanchez and Bobby Sanders; grandparents, Robbie Sanders, Juanita Jaquez and Chris Sanchez; great- grandparents, Lloyd and Marie Jaquez, Phyllis and Robert Sanders and Arsenio and Theresa Sanchez; aunts, Dominique (Buddy) Guerrero and Amanda Sanders; uncle, Antonio Sanchez; cousin, Devin Guerrero; and numerous great-aunts, great-uncles and great-cousins. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel, with reception to follow at Romero Courtesy Hall.

Sanders, Laurence R.
Laurence R. Sanders - Austin American-Statesman - October 15, 2011 - Laurence R. Sanders, 78, was called to his heavenly home on October 5, 2011. Larry will always be remembered for his steadfast and moral character, his keen intelligence and his great sense of humor. He was a source of strength and encouragement for his family and all who knew him. Larry was born in 1933 in Trinidad, Colorado. Following high school, he attended Colorado University, 1958-60, majoring in Chemical Engineering and Business. He then served 3 years in the U.S. Army Chemical Corps in England and in Germany. Following his honorable discharge, he completed his Chemical Engineering degree at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. It was there also that he met his wife, Mary, while singing in the church choir. Larry began his career as a chemical engineer working for Marathon Oil Company Denver Research Center where he was co-inventor of "Process for Recovery of Petroleum" patented in over twenty countries. He also worked as supervisor in the Gelatin Capsule Manufacturing Section of Parke, Davis and Co., Detroit, Michigan. During this time, he completed an MBA degree at Wayne State University. In 1968 Larry began his distinguished career with the US Dept. of Energy, serving in various offices across the country: Rocky Flats, CO, Albuquerque, NM, Grand Junction, CO, and Washington, DC. He retired from the DC office in 2007. Following his retirement he continued to pursue his exuberant and life-long love of learning. He continued studying chess, learned to play the harmonica, and filled his home with his beautiful baritone voice. Larry loved music and shared his love of singing with his family. He is survived by his wife, Mary Sanders, his daughters Helen Cleland and Carol Jacobs, his grandchildren Mark, Robert and Sasha, his sister Ann Williams, his niece and nephews, Cori Lee, Greg and Patrick, and his cousin Yvonne Scarafiotti. A memorial service was held on Monday, October 10 at St. Francis Anglican Church in Austin. We love and cherish the years we shared with our beloved husband, father, and friend. He lives in our hearts.

Sanders, Marie Elizabeth
Marie Elizabeth (Tevebaugh) Sanders - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 2009 - Marie Elizabeth (Tevebaugh) Sanders passed away peacefully on Dec. 10, 2009, in Albuquerque, N.M. She was born April 9, 1912, in Centralia, Okla. She married Edward Cornelius Sanders on Dec. 22, 1928, in Nowata, Okla. The couple resided in that state until the early 1940s when they moved to Colorado with their two young daughters. The couple spent the majority of their time in Pueblo before moving to their "favorite" home in Rye in 1963, and finally settling in 1983, in Corrales, N.M., to be near family. A devoted partner and homemaker, Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Ed; son, Jesse; one sister, two brothers, five sisters-in-law, four brothers-in-law; and two sons-in-law, Glenn Hughes and Bill Hathaway. She is survived by her daughters, Imogene Hughes, Santa Fe, N.M., and Ann Hathaway, Corrales, N.M.; six grandchildren, James E. (Barbara) Spaccamonti, Roanna (James) Abel and Denise Spaccamonti (Brad Paglione), all of Pueblo, Linda (Bud) Grady, Rio Rancho, N.M., Sonyonia (Jim) Caraway, Corrales, N.M., and Richard Hughes (Shannon Dunlap), Albuquerque, N.M.; 13 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and former son-in-law, James C. Spaccamonti. In Pueblo, she leaves behind many friends and fellow members of Tabernacle Baptist Church and Rye Baptist Church. Services are pending. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in her name to the Pueblo Soup Kitchen.

Sanderson, Mary
Mary Sanderson - Center Post-Dispatch - July 25, 2008 - Mary Sanderson, 57, of Monte Vista, died under Hospice care Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at Juniper Village in Monte Vista. She was born March 28, 1951 in Trinidad, Colo. to Edwin and Ruby Shaw Smith. Mary enjoyed bowling, playing dominoes and, most of all, the time that she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren. Mary will be missed by all who knew her. Her parents and her husband, Jim, preceded her in death. Survivors include her son, Scott (Christa) Sanderson, Center; daughter, Sara (Steve) Lowe, Gilbert, Ariz.; three brothers, Bill (Rhonda) Smith, Akron, Earl Smith, Greeley and Mike Smith, Colorado City; two sisters, Carol Smith and Sue French, both of Pueblo; and three grandchildren, Blake and Lane Sanderson and Mason Lowe. Cremation was chosen and no services will be held. Arrangements were by Strohmayer's Funeral Home.

Sandidge, Richard E.
Richard E. ' Dick'  Sandidge - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 2010 - Richard E. ' Dick'  Sandidge, 82, passed away at his home in Pueblo, Colo., on Tuesday, June 15, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louie E. and Lula Chapman Sandidge; and his brother, Louie Jr. Dick was born in Pocahontas, Miss., on Aug. 1, 1927. He was educated in Mississippi and at the University of Maryland. He had 23 years of combined service in the United States Navy, Army Air Force and Air Force, retiring as a master sergeant. While in the Air Force, he served in the Air AttachΓ© Office in New Delhi, India. He also served at Upper Heyford AFB, England, in Vietnam and at numerous bases throughout the United States. After retiring from the military, he worked for IBM as a senior office products customer engineer in Jackson, Miss., for 21 years and for Kodak for four years. He and his wife moved to Pueblo in 1997. He was an active member of First Presbyterian Church and a volunteer for 10 years at Parkview Medical Center. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Lilly Sandidge of Pueblo; son, Rick (Jeannie) Sandidge of Pueblo; daughter, Teresa Sandidge of Springfield, Ohio; grandchildren, Tech. Sgt. Austin Caudle of Travis Air Force Base, Calif.; Lindsay (Chris) Slobodnik of Pueblo; Staff Sgt. Mike (Alicia) Sandidge of Fort Campbell, Ky.; and Caitlin O' Hair of Fairfield, Calif. He also leaves step-great-grandson, Caleb; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and other family. The family wishes to express their deep gratitude to his niece, Shirley Stewart, for giving so unselfishly of her time to come from her home in Indiana to help care for ' Uncle Dick'  during his last days. Also, the family offers sincere thanks to the staff of Parkview Medical Center and Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Service, 1 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 2010, First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th St. Reception for friends and family will be at the church at noon, before the service. Full military honors and interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens in Pueblo. In lieu of food or flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the United Service Organizations (USO), Sangre de Cristo Hospice or American Cancer Society through the funeral home.

Sandoval, Abe Anthony
Abe Anthony Sandoval - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2011 - Abe Anthony Sandoval, 61, passed away Tuesday morning, March 15, 2011, at his son's home in Las Vegas, Nev. Abe was born Sept. 23, 1949, in Trinidad, Colo. He is survived by son, Michael (Francheska) Sandoval; daughter, Julie (Steve) Smith; granddaughters, Gabriella and Rianna Sandoval, Jordan Smith; grandson, Bradley Smith, Las Vegas; stepsons, Tony and Nick Serracino; sister, Sharon (Leon) Nieb, Westminster, Colo.; sister-in-law, Jacquie Sandoval; as well as nephews, nieces and cousins. Abe was preceded in death by his parents, Abe and Yolanda Sandoval; brother, Richard Sandoval, Pueblo, Colo.; and former wife, Judith Hayes Sandoval, Pueblo. Abe was a longtime resident of Pueblo and graduated from Centennial High School. He attended El Camino College in California and returned to Pueblo to begin a long and successful sales/management career in radio, newspaper, and media advertising, at KCSJ, KDZA Radio and The Pueblo Chieftain and radio stations in Las Vegas, Nev., and Jackson, Tenn. In 2006, Abe moved to Las Vegas to live near his children and grandchildren. He will be remembered as a man of faith, integrity, and character, who developed talent not only in himself but in others. Throughout his life, he never lost his love for people and for his God. His passing is a great loss to those who loved and admired him and those close to him who respected his wisdom, expertise and counsel, which he so unselfishly shared. Graveside interment to be held Monday, March 21, 2011, at Bunker's Memory Garden, Las Vegas, Nev. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Association or the American Diabetes Association.

Sandoval, Agapita
Agapita "Pita" Sandoval - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 2009 - Agapita "Pita" Sandoval, 85, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 11, 2009. She was born Sept. 10, 1923, in Mora, N.M., and was preceded in death by her loving husband, Patricio Sandoval; sons, Lawrence Gonzales Sr. and Benito Sandoval; and daughter, Juanita J. Sandoval. She is survived by her children, Mary (Ernest) Cintas, John (Eve) Sandoval, Jerry (Aida) Sandoval, Eddie (Debbie) Sandoval, Margaret Sandoval, Cathy Sandoval and Lawrence (Marlene) Gonzales Jr.; sister, Linda (Rick) Benson; and brother, Tim (Ramona) Gonzales; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, June 15, 2009, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel.

Sandoval, Albert C.
Albert C. "Sandy" Sandoval - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 2010 - Albert C. "Sandy" Sandoval, 84, went to be with his Lord and Savior Oct. 15, 2010. Predeceased by his parents, Edward and Rosita Sandoval, and by nine siblings. Survived by his wife, Minnie; children, Gerri (Leonard) Flores, Gene (Nancy) Sandoval, Lilli (John) Riggio, Tina (Phil) Cruz, Kathy (Rich) Conley, David (Bonnie) Sandoval, Angela (John) Winkler, Susan Tremewen, and Melissa (Matt) Richardson. He also is survived by 34 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and four siblings. He cherished his loving wife of 62 years. He was a very loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Sandy served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He graduated with an automotive degree from Pueblo Junior College. He later worked for and retired from Goffe Motor Company and the Pueblo Army Depot. Sandy earned an honorary degree from the Bible Pathways Institute, and was known as a man of great faith. He was a founding member of Trinity Life Center. Visitation, 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Trinity Life Center, 36 Merritt Court. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Sandoval, Albino Ronald
Albino Ronald Sandoval - Trinidad Times Independent - February 17, 2012 -Albino Ronald Sandoval, 71, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at Miners' Colfax Medical Center in Raton, N.M. He was born June 2, 1940, to Apolonia (Montoya) and Eliseo Sandoval. Albino attended Primero School before enlisting in the United States Army where he proudly served his country from 1959 to 1961. As a coal miner, he worked for CF&I and toiled in the Allen and Maxwell mines as a roof bolter. He was a past member of UMWA Local 9856. Albino married Leola Gurule Feb. 1, 1969, in Trinidad. Later, he became chief operator of the Wastewater Treatment Plant for the City of Trinidad. He retired from that position after 30 years. In his spare time, Ron was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing and being with his many friends. He was a proficient card player who held weekly games and loved taking trips to casinos in Cripple Creek and in New Mexico. Albino lived life to the fullest, and he will be missed by the greatest loves of his life: His family, especially his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Apolonia and Eliseo Sandoval; his infant son, David Eliseo Sandoval; his sister, Lucille Tina Sanchez; and his brother Arthur Sandoval. Albino is survived by his wife, Leola; his children, Christopher (Sara) Gurule of Rocky Ford, Joann (Joe) Castillo of Trinidad, Rhonda (Ted) Moniot of Trinidad and Loretta ' Laurie'  (Jimmie) Romero of Trinidad; his mother- and father-in-law, Mickey and John Martinez of Trinidad; his siblings, Eloy (Bernice) Sandoval of Weston, Rudy (Josie) Sandoval of Denver and Stella (John) Armijo of Englewood; his sisters- and brothers-in-law, Florence Sandoval of Weston, John (Rosalie) Martinez of Alabama, Martin Martinez of Trinidad, Lupe (Roberto) Gonzalez of Trinidad, Nancy Alfaro of Denver; his grandchildren, David, Joey, Jeremy, Terrence, Crystal, Preceliana, Gregory, Shannon, Dakotah, Isaiah, Samiah, Chevelle, Christopher; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation was 3-7 p.m. Wednesday followed by a 9:15 a.m. rosary recitation and 10 a.m. funeral Mass on Thursday, Feb. 16 at Holy Trinity Church. Interment with graveside services by the Fort Carson Honor Guard was at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were all of Ron' s poker buddies and City of Trinidad employees. Active pallbearers are Sam Salas, Randy Sandoval, Steve Sandoval, Christopher Moore, Donald Armijo and Lee Torres. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Sandoval, Alice E.
Alice E. Sandoval - Pueblo Chieftain - February 8, 2010 - Alice E. Sandoval, 90, passed away Feb. 6, 2010. Preceded in death by her husband, Joe L. Sandoval; children, Dan Sandoval and Benita Lovato; and parents, Miguel Antonio and Natividad Sandoval. Survived by children, Dolores (John Vigil) Treadway, Louise Sandoval and Carl Lovato, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Arnold Sandoval, Kim (John) Apodaca, Doreen Treadway, Joe (Leann) Treadway and Jerrit (Christy Shaw) Treadway; seven great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Alice was a member of Holy Rosary Parish and loved to fish and spend time outdoors. Service, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel: Spanish Rosary Recitation, 10 a.m. Wednesday, followed immediately by the funeral service. Donations in Alice' s memory may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Sandoval, Benito A. Jr.
Benito A. "Benny" Sandoval Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2011 - Benito A. "Benny" Sandoval Jr., 80, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 25, 2011. Preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Benny Sandoval; parents, Benito and Savina Sandoval; mom and sister, Domitilla Sandoval; two brothers; and one sister. Survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Orlinda; daughter, Eliza (Joe) Dazzio; two granddaughters, five great-grandchildren, two brothers, 1 sister; and numerous other relatives and friends. Viewing prior to service. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Sandoval, Benjamin S.
Benjamin S. ' Bennie'  Sandoval - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 2013 - Benjamin S. ' Bennie'  Sandoval, 72, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 22, 2013. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Sandoval, Candelaria
Candelaria Grajeda Sandoval - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2009 - Candelaria Grajeda Sandoval passed away on March 19, 2009. She was born on Nov. 2, 1923, to Felipa Zamora Grajeda and Rafael Grajeda in Carlton, Colo. Candelaria was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Frank L. Sandoval; daughter, Phyllis S. Cassidy; grandson, Joshua B. Novak-Sena; and granddaughter, Maryann P. Sandoval. She is survived by her children, Frank (Betty) Sandoval, Martin (Emily) Sandoval of Denver, Colo., Rosie Sandoval of Trinidad, Colo., Mary (Abel) Andrade, Mercy (Michael) Valencia of Pueblo West, Colo., Anthony Sandoval of Las Vegas, Nev.; including five generations of grandchildren. Candelaria was a member of the St. Francis Catholic Church in Lamar, Colo., for 50 years. She has won awards in dancing, and also loved crocheting. She worked for Sacred Heart Hospital and was a drummer for the family band, Johnny & the Continentals. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2009, rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2009, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2009; all services will be held at Imperial Funeral Home. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Sandoval, Carrie Elizabeth
Carrie Elizabeth Sandoval - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 2011 - Carrie Elizabeth Sandoval, 76, passed away Nov. 17, 2011. She was born Sept. 6, 1935, in Carter, Ky., to the union of Leslie and Myne McCleese, who preceded her in death; along with her sister, Jane Fannin; and mother-in-law, Rose Arellano. She married her soul mate, Paul R. Sandoval, on April 29, 1962, in Walsenburg, Colo. Carrie retired as a bookkeeper from Firestone. She enjoyed sewing and gardening. She loved traveling all over the United States with her husband and daughter. Carrie leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband, Paul R. Sandoval; her children, Anthony H. Fannin, Edward Fannin and Alicia Fannin; her siblings, Marlin (Nancy) Fannin, Mart (Janet) Fannin and Marie Fannin; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; several in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Sandoval, Cecilia DePaul (Sister)
Cecelia De Paul Sandoval - Trinidad Times Independent - February 26, 2013 - Sister of Charity of Cincinnati, De Paul Sandoval died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at the age of 99 at Mother Margaret Hall, the nursing facility of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. She was born Cecilia Sandoval to parents Carlos and Louisa (Maldonado) Sandoval in El Frisco, Colo., May 27, 1913. Sister De Paul was a Sister of Charity for 79 years. Sister De Paul was born on a cattle ranch in the shadow of Fisher' s Peak near Trinidad. It was her love for the work of St. Vincent de Paul among God' s poor that led her to the Sisters of Charity. Sister De Paul was baptized at home by a Jesuit missionary who became a family friend; he was known as ' Father Good.'  He confirmed her at age 3 and allowed her to receive her First Communion at age 8 along with two of her sisters. Father Good used the teacher' s chair for a confessional, hearing their confessions by the dim light of an oil lamp. Sister attended a rural, one-room school before going to St. Patrick' s boarding academy in Raton. Sister attended Trinidad Junior College for one year, but missed the ranch and returned there to help her father round up cattle; it was during the Depression and they were not able to hire workers for the ranch. Seeing the many neighborhood children attend rural school without a religion teacher, Sister De Paul rounded up all in the area and started a class, preparing them for First Holy Communion. It was then that she felt God' s call to help ' round up souls.'  She knocked on the door of Holy Trinity Convent in Trinidad, Sister of Charity Mother Mary Regina Russell answered and the rest is history. Sister De Paul received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1946 from Catholic Teacher' s College, Albuquerque. Sister taught for 50 years, beginning at St. Leo, Detroit, Mich., in 1935. She ministered in education in Ohio, New Mexico, Colorado and Michigan, including her native Trinidad at Holy Trinity School. Sister referred to her most fulfilling days in education as being at St. Francis and San Felipe Schools, Albuquerque, where the children were among the very poorest. Retirement from the classroom in 1985 did not slow down Sister De Paul; it allowed her to pursue other ministries she had long desired to do in the Trinidad area. She and Sister Francis Beatrice Hennigan had visited prisoners ' on the quiet,'  as she said, while teaching in Albuquerque; in Trinidad the jail was only five blocks. She began a ministry to the inmates at the Las Animas County Jail which she continued for 11 years. Each week she would visit as many as 20 prisoners, taking reading material, rosaries and candy bars. On Saturday she carried Communion to them. Those in lock-up received a personal visit in their cells while others gathered in a common room where they sat and listened to gospel stories, music or just talked. Sister brought the prisoners encouragement in her words of faith and hope. She was instrumental in the establishment of the Open Door Soup Kitchen in Trinidad, She also taught catechism in the mission parishes including Branson and Hoehne. She visited the homebound, and taught mentally handicapped adults at the Community College. Their goal was to earn their GED. She walked the streets of Trinidad, ministering to the troubled youth as well, always seeking to instill in them the desire to improve themselves and their surroundings. A verse she recited in high school remained her desire for her final assignment. ' When I die and go to heaven I don' t want harps, robes, haloes or other fancy things Just let me ride the starry ranges On a pinto horse with wings.'  Sister Joan Groff said ' Sister De Paul was at every activity in Mother Margaret Hall and seemed to enjoy herself right up to the last week before she died. She was an inspiration just to watch. She loved art classes. I will miss her loving presence.'  Sister Marty Dermody remembered Sister' s love of nature. ' When De Paul' s niece Anita would visit she would bring Sister to the bird banding station. She told me her favorite bird was the Western Meadowlark. I was able to get her a little stuffed bird, her favorite, and she would play that bird' s song many times in her room. Rest in peace my friend.'  Sister De Paul Sandoval is survived by many faithful nieces and nephews, Viola Navrot, Anita Jo (Dale) Hyatt, Carlos Sandoval, special niece Susie Sandoval, great nieces and great nephews, Carla Sandoval, Christine (Jeff Lee) Breaker, Cecilia (John) Altizer, Cynthia (Loren Essley) Sandoval, Carol Sandoval, Anita Navrot, Tessa (Chris) Ryan, Charlie Sandoval, Miguel Navrot, Pablo Navrot, great-great-nieces Celia Tamez, Savannah Star Lee, great-great-nephews, Nii Xavier Baddoo and Nii Oman Baddoo. She was preceded in death by sisters Teva, Ircilia, Cruzita, Sister Mary Carlotta, OFS, and Juanita Reed, and brothers Paul, Charlie, Pete and Benjamin. Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Memorials may be made in Sister De Paul Sandoval' s name to the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Retirement Fund, 5900 Delhi Rd., Mount St. Joseph, OH 45051 or the Fisher's Peak Soup Kitchen in care of Holy Trinity Church, 235 N, Convent Trinidad, CO 81082. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Sandoval, Clara
Clara Sandoval - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2009 - Clara Sandoval, 89, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 17, 2009. Clara was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Clorinda Salazar; husband, Frank Sandoval Sr.; sisters, Eliza and Molly; and brothers, Timber, Manuel, Bennie, Lol and Ernie. She is survived by her son, Frank J. (Virginia) Sandoval; grandchildren, Mitchell and Michael Sandoval; sister, Esther Montoya; and numerous nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. Clara's life revolved around her family. She will be remembered as a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Special thanks to Belmont Lodge staff for all the special care. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, followed by Recitation of the Rosary at 6 p.m., Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday Jan. 22, 2009, St. Leander Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in memory of Clara to the Ronald McDonald House of Denver, 1300 E. 21st Ave. Denver, CO 80205-5218; phone, 303-832-2667.

Sandoval, Elador
Elador ' Doll'  Sandoval - Huerfano Journal - April 23, 2010 - Elador ' Doll'  Sandoval, 74, died April 9, 2010 at home with his loving family in Walsenburg, CO. Elador was born on June 4, 1935 in Farr, Colorado to Aurelio and Adelaida Oskel Sandoval. He married Mercy Santistevan in 1958. Elador was a member of the St. Mary Church, served on the Draft and Urban Renewal Boards and as a member of the Board of Directors of the St. Mary Credit Union for 25 years, the majority as President. He worked at Unfug Hardware for 49 1/2 years where customers came to sometimes shop, but always hear a good joke; he loved to keep you laughing. El was an avid collector of antiques, loved reading, and watching the Denver Broncos. He always enjoyed canning tomatoes, salsa, and delicious jellies during the fall to enjoy throughout the year with his family. Survivors include his wife Mercy, his children, Sandra & Dick Wagner, Michelle Sandoval and Danielle Romero. Grandchildren, Rick Wagner & Erika Wagner and his dog Milo. Sister, Belen Marquez, sisters-in-law, Priscilla and Fern Sandoval, special niece, Thelma Santistevan and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his brother Robert and twin brothers, Esador ' Pet'  and Elador A. Services were held, Wednesday, April 14, at St. Mary Church; Rosary at 10 am and Funeral Mass, 10:30 am. Burial was at North St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg, Colorado.

Sandoval, Elvira
Elvira Romero Sandoval - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2010 - Elvira Romero Sandoval went to her home in heaven on Feb. 12, 2010. She was born on Aug. 27, 1914, in Penasco, N.M. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claudio Sandoval; sons, Arthur Sandoval and Rudy Sandoval; and other family members. Elvira is survived by five daughters, Margie (Rafael) Carillo, Mary Sandoval, Marie Montiel, Dolores (Francisco) Quezada, Bernice (Ydie) Aragon; and son, Joe (Tina) Sandoval. Also survived by 24 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and daughters-in-law, Mary Sandoval and Pat Sandoval. Special thanks to everyone who provided our mother with their special care and love at Villa Nursing Home and the medical staff from Evercare. We also wish to express our gratitude and thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice for providing the comfort she needed in her last days with all of us who loved her so dearly. Viewing, noon to 7 p.m. today, Imperial Funeral Home. There will be no viewing at the service. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, Holy Rosary Church, 2400 W. 22nd, with reception to follow in the church hall following interment. Donations in memory of Elvira may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Sandoval, Ernest Michael
Ernest Michael Sandoval - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 2011 - Ernest Michael Sandoval went to our gracious and wonderful Lord on Feb. 11, 2011. Preceded in death by his father, Jose U. Sandoval; and brothers, Joseph Dennis Sandoval and Orlando Eloy Sandoval. Survived by his loving son, Michael Paul; daughter, Sarah Marie; mamacita, Maria Orlinda Sandoval; brothers, Steven (Rita) Sandoval of Pueblo and Alfred Sandoval of Oklahoma; and all whom he loved and who loved him ' ” loved ones, relatives and friends. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday, with rosary to follow at 6 p.m., Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Friday, Holy Family. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Sandoval, Flora
Flora Sandoval - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 2009 - Flora Sandoval, 101, passed away peacefully with her family by her side July 9, 2009. Preceded in death by her husband, Mike Sandoval; son, Edward Sandoval; and granddaughter, Cathy Jo Ornelas. Survived by her son, Michael T. (Jean) Sandoval; daughter, Shirley Rhoades; nine grandchildren; 25 great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, July 13, 2009, St. Pius X Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family wishes to thank the staff of Pueblo Care and Rehab Center for their wonderful care of Flora. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the hospice organization of your choice. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Sandoval, Fred
Fred Sandoval - Huerfano Journal - April 23, 2010 - Fred Sandoval, 81, of Pueblo died Saturday, April 10, 2010. Mr. Sandoval is survived by his children; Glenda Sandoval, Pueblo, Colorado, Glenn and Ann Sandoval, San Antonio, Texas, Scott and Gail Thrasher, Littleton, Colorado; four grandchildren, Jessica Sandoval, Jason Sandoval, Tiffany Thrasher, Scott Thrasher, a brother, John Sandoval, Los Angeles, California; three sisters, Emiline Pineda, San Diego, California, Lillian Roybal, Orange County, California and Dora Zinanti, Pueblo, Colorado. Rosary, 10 am; Memorial Service, 10:30 am, Thursday, April 15, 2010, St. Mary Catholic Church, Walsenburg, Colorado.

Sandoval, Jacobo
Jacobo Sandoval - Sierra Journal - July 17, 1885 - Jacobo, a seventeen year old son of Juan Senoa Sandoval of West Las Animas accidentally shot himself last week and died instantly.

Sandoval, James Paul
James Paul Sandoval - Pueblo Chieftain - June 8, 2011 - James Paul Sandoval, 41, of Pueblo, passed away on June 4, 2011. ' Jaime'  was born in Clovis, N.M., on Sept. 20, 1969, and died in a motorcycle accident. He is survived by his parents, Dr. David A. and Lucia C. Sandoval; two children, Andrew, 15, and Desirae, 11; mother of his children, Darlene Cordova; sister, Susie; brother, Ron (Chris) Sandoval; nephew, Nico; and extended family and friends. Jaime graduated from East High School in 1987. Jaime was a construction worker with Kiewit Construction, a laborer with Union Local 578, an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and a motorcycle enthusiast who adored his children. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Rosary, 10 a.m. Thursday, with funeral Mass to follow at 10:30 a.m., St. Anne Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Sandoval, Jaquelyn M.
Jaquelyn M. Sandoval - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2012 - Jaquelyn M. Sandoval, 49, left us on Jan. 5, 2012, to join the angels and enter the gates of heaven. She was born on Sept. 9, 1962, in Memphis, Tenn., to George D. Sandoval and Eileen a Marie de Defeleche-Espinoza. She is survived by her three children: her first son, Valentino Sandoval; daughter, Jonet Vandersloot; and son, Angelo D' Marco. Also survived by her beautiful granddaughter, Isabella Marie Perez; her former husband; as well as her seven devoted and loving brothers and sisters, Greg Sandoval, Kathyrn Sandoval, Antoinette Sandoval, Deborah Sandoval, RaeAnn Espinoza, John Espinoza and Brian Espinoza. She will be sorely missed. May her memory live in the hearts of her loved ones forever. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home. Memorial service will take place at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at Sacred Heart Church in Avondale. Donations or Flowers may be sent to: Imperial Funeral Home, 5450 W. State Highway 78, Pueblo, CO 81005. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Sandoval, John A.
John A. Sandoval - Trinidad Times Independent - October 26, 2012 - John A. Sandoval, Colorado Department of Transportation - John A. Sandoval, 75, went to join his wife in Heaven Oct. 22, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Catherine; parents Rachel and Andrew, and sister Betty. He is survived by children Anna (Mike) Fusco, Elaine (George) Reid, Deborah (Mark) Buchanan, Kathy (George) Lawrence, and Betty (Jacob) Hernandez; siblings Richard (Louise) Sandoval, Adeline (Jack) Mangum, Rosalie Mestas, and Evelyn (Leroy) Romero; grandchildren Lori, Julie, Melissa, Donna, Larry, Diane, Kodi, Meagen, JJ, Jordan, Justin, and 11 great grandchildren, as well as numerous other family members and friends. John was born Feb. 26, 1937, in Starkville. He married Mary Catherine Baca March 17, 1956 in Raton. He attended TSJC where he received an associate' s degree. He was employed with the Colorado Department of Transportation, where he retired after 16 years of service. His hobbies included reading, fishing at Monument Lake and spending time with his family. Special thanks to his caregivers: granddaughter Donna (Snork) Sandoval and daughter Kathy Lawrence. A big thank you to Evelyn Valdez, Larry Sauzo Sr., Stephanie Suazo, Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Bill Glidden, Juanita Sena and Olivia Rascon for all they did to help during John' s battle with cancer. Cremation has taken place. At the request of John, a private service with immediate family members has taken place. The family may be reached at the Starkville residence. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with all of the special arrangements.

Sandoval, Julia M.
Julia M. Sandoval - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 2010 - Julia M. Sandoval, former Pueblo resident, died April 17, 2010, at her residence in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Wife of Paul Sandoval, and mother of Paul Jr. Grandmother of Nicole, Hillary, Joshua and Courtney Sandoval. One surviving sister, Rose, and numerous nephews and nieces. And the many who loved her.

Sandoval, Margaret
Margaret "Granny" Sandoval - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 2008 - Margaret "Granny" Sandoval, 92, passed away Oct. 26, 2008. She was born on Aug. 13, 1916, in Trinidad, Colo., to the union of Faustino and Ramoncita (Montoya) Sandoval who both preceded her in death. She worked as a nanny for three Pueblo families caring for their children, which she truly enjoyed. She was a loving and caring person always praying to the Blessed Mother. Margaret was a devoted member for 30 years of the Legion of Mary; she enjoyed taking the teens of Junior Legion of Mary, to do activities with residents of the nursing homes. Margaret served on the parish council of Holy family Parish, where she was very involved and loved her church. She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving daughter, Barbara (David) Garcia; grandchildren, Ramona (Roger Pruitt) Garcia, Paula (Walter) Williams and David Garcia Jr.; seven great-grandchildren, Michael Miranda, Nicholas Garcia, Jacob Williams, Christopher Garcia, Rachel Pruitt, Jade Williams, Tyler Masterson; one great-great-grandson, Bailey Wooten; and other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Vigil service, 6 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, both services at Holy Family Catholic Parish with the Rev. Thomas M. Adrians, VG, officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends in the Parish Hall following both services.

Sandoval, Marie Delores
Marie Delores Vigil Sandoval - Trinidad Times Independent - October 15, 2009 - Marie "Delores" Vigil was born on August 31, 1937 in Trinidad, CO and entered Eternal Life on October 13, 2009 in Lakewood, CO. She grew up in Trinidad and graduated from Holy Trinity High School. Delores has 3 daughters, Jacqueline, Jamie and Jessica with John A. Sandoval of Starkville. She moved to Denver in 1963 where she attended CCD for nursing by day and worked nights. She taught English to Spanish speaking children and tutored at St Joseph and Sacred Heart Grade Schools and 4H Club after school. She was a Girl Scout Leader and coached Volleyball, Basketball, Softball and Cheerleading. She worked as a Volunteer at School Bingo's and was President of the PTA and Alter Rosary Society. Delores always put other's needs before her own especially her daughter's and grandkids. She remained friends with many of her high school mates and in 2006 became one of the "Red Hat's Bear Valley Babes". There are not enough words to describe all of her successes in life. She will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her. Delores was generous even in death as she donated her body to Science. May we all learn something from her and carry it on in our lives. Survived by: Sisters, Prosperita (Prossie), Theresa (Kitty), Loretta, Elizabeth and brother, Ben (Little Guy), 3 daughters, 8 grandsons, 1 granddaughter and 1 great-granddaughter and numerous other relatives. Preceded in death, Siblings: Tina Mae, Eloy, Bobby (Poochie) and Cecilia (Rabbit). Cousins: John (Maskie) Mascarenas, Richard (Dick Mestas) and nephews: Lonnie Vigil and Louie Juarez.

Sandoval, Marjorie Belle
Marjorie Belle Sandoval - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 2011 - Marjorie Belle Sandoval (Lempka), 86, passed away Jan. 4, 2011. Preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Alma (Hitzeman) Gobber; first husband, Clarence Lempka; second husband, Abrian Sandoval; and grandson, Phillip Lempka. She leaves behind her children, Stephen F. (Connie) Lempka and Betsy (Roy) Thomas; loving sister, Bette Kerns; grandchildren, Hope (Paul) Soliven, Stephanie Perez, Susan (Brian) Sanchez, Roy (Stephanie) Little and Mike (Anna) Little; and 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson. She was born in Elk Creek, Neb., on July 12, 1924. She was a bookkeeper for various businesses. She was an avid Nebraska Huskers and Broncos football fan. She also enjoyed watching WWE wrestling and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends (and her cat). Viewing, 1 to 4 p.m. today, Roselawn Funeral Home. Rosary service, 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, followed by Mass at 10 a.m.; both at St. Leander Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at the church hall following interment.|

Sandoval, Mark A.
Mark A. Sandoval - Pueblo Chieftain - June 3, 2012 - Mark A. Sandoval, 54, passed away June 1, 2012, peacefully with his family at his side. He was a Pueblo native, born Aug. 31, 1957, to the union of Fredrico A. and Gloria (Pulido) Sandoval. He graduated from Pueblo County High, and served in the United States Military. Mark enjoyed fishing and camping, but his greatest joy was children who he loved dearly. He spoiled his grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He is survived by his children, Richard Sandoval, Cecily Sandoval (Keith Martinez) and Christobol Sandoval (Bridget Spain); his parents, Antonio and Gloria Sandoval; grandchildren, Keith, Damian and Laree Martinez, Chloe and Christobel Sandoval; sisters, Susan Sandoval, Joan (Leonard) Archibeque, Karen Pulido and Sandy Sandoval. Born into a family of girls, Mark considered Pepe Cruz and Mike (Sondra) Stetler as his brothers. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Special thanks to the Stetlers and the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Funeral service, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel.

Sandoval, Martha
Martha Sandoval - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2011 - Martha Sandoval, 84, of Walsenburg, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011. Rosary, 10 a.m. followed by the funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial, South St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg, Colo.

Sandoval, Mary Ann
Mary Ann Sandoval - Trinidad Times Independent - January 16, 2013 - Mary Ann Sandoval, Business management consultant, Assistant chief financial officer - Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Ann Sandoval, 44, of Fort Yates, N.D., formerly of Cheyenne, Wyo., was Jan. 10, at St. Peter' s Catholic Mission, Ft. Yates under the direction of Stout Family Funeral Home, Mobridge. Visitation was Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Standing Rock Tribal Office at the A.J. Agard Building, Ft. Yates, with wake services following. Mary entered the spirit world Jan. 1, 2013 in Cody, Wyo. Mary Ann Sandoval ' Nagiiyoptewin'  (Spirit Passes Through), was born to Sharon (Young) Sandoval and the late Joseph Francis Sandoval in Los Angeles, Sept. 2, 1968. She attended Fort Yates Public School and Standing Rock Community School, later graduating from Trinidad High School. After high school, Mary attended North Dakota State University, and in 1992 earned her AA in Liberal Arts at Trinidad State Junior College. In 1997, she earned her BA in Business Administration at Regis University. In 2007, she earned her MBA, specializing in Mediation and Negotiation at Touro University. Cpt. Mary Sandoval entered the military in 1987 as a combat medic. In 2000, she attended Officer Candidate School and chose the Adjutant General Corps (the army' s human resource branch) as her primary specialty. In 2001, she received her officer' s commission from President George W. Bush and completed her Officer Basic Course at Ft. Jackson, S. C. Upon graduation, she was assigned as public affairs officer to the 111th Press Camp. In 2004, she was hired by the Wyoming National Guard as a Plan and Operations Officer and performed the duties of both her public affairs unit and operations support of Wyoming' s domestic emergency planning. She was called to support Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita relief operations in 2005. Mary was promoted from 2nd Lt. to 1st Lt. Nov. 5, 2005. She attended Battalion Administration Officer School and the US Army Antiterrorism Program Manager School in 2006. Cpt. Sandoval completed her MBA, specializing in Mediation and Negotiation in 2007. She attended the Army' s Information course at the U.S. Army' s Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas in 2008. Mary graduated the course as the second Army Officer in the rand of First Lieutenant. Then her continued service, Mary was promoted to Captain Feb. 19, 2009. A highlight of Captain Sandoval' s military career was her participation in rescue operations during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Hurricane Katrina was the deadliest and most destructive Atlantic hurricane of the season, as well as one of the fife deadliest hurricanes in the history of the U.S. 1,833 people perished in the hurricane and subsequent floods, making it the deadliest U.S. hurricane in history. Cpt. Sandoval' s compassion and sincerity for mankind was evident in the Army values she consistently displayed as an Army Officer. If you spell out leadership as LDRSHIP, each one of those letters spells out Army values; Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless service, Honor, Integrity and Personal courage. Cpt. Sandoval was the consummate professional officer, and lived up to the highest standards and conduct of an Army Officer. In 2009, Cpt. Sandoval deployed with the 115th Fires Brigade as an Information Operations Officer, collecting and analyzing intelligence and information. She also performed the duties of Civil Military Ministries of Interior, Health and Defense. Cpt. Sandoval' s decorations, medals and badges include the Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award); Army Commendation Medal (2nd Award); Army Achievement Medal: Army Reserve Components Achievement medal (3rd Award); National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star: Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device. In 2010, Mary returned to Ft. Yates when she was hired as the Education Loan/Grant Manager in the Standing Rock Tribal Department of Education. In 2011, Chairman Charles E. Murphy chose Mary to be the Health Liaison as his political appointee. Mary was a self-employed business management consultant and was employed as the Assistant Chief Financial Officer for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe at the time of her passing. Mary is the great-great-granddaughter of He Inyan Win, Rocky Buttes, the woman warrior ' in the surround'  and the Battle of the Greasy Grass in 1976 (the Little Big Horn). Mary is the great-great-great-granddaughter of Nagiiyoptewin, (Spirit Passes Through). Mary was named after this grandmother, who was a prisoner of war a Fort Snelling, after the Dakota People were rounded up in Minnesota in 1862. Those left to mourn her passing include her four sons, Erick Williams, Trinidad, Cody, Noah, and Garrett, Schofiels of Cheyenne, and an adopted daughter, Dani Larson, Cody; her mother, Sharon (Young) Sandoval and her brothers, Joel (Benita) Sandoval and Chris Young all of Ft. Yates; brother-in-law, Ken and Doris Schofield, Cody, aunts Frances (Robert) Silk, Selfridge, N.D., Carole Sue Little Owl (Bill), Solen, N.D., Bete Jean Manning and Debra Unno, Ft. Yates, Margaret (Benjamin) Montano, Segundo, Louise (Gene) Castillo, Trinidad, Mary Eccher Sandoval, Trinidad, Ellen (Jeff) Robinson), Trinidad, hunka aunts, Kathy Vallee and Carol Sanuders of Ft. Yates, special uncle, Alfonso Sonny (Francis) Sandoval, Aurora, Co., Antony (Victoria) Sandoval, San Pedro, Calif., Claude Lamorie, Brighton, Ralph (Cathy) Sandoval, Trinidad, Raymond (Chris) Sandoval, Florida and Eugene pepper (Phyllis) Young, Ft. Yates; special nephew, Morgan Silk, Jr. along with numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins too numerous to list. Mary Ann was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Sandoval; her brother, Morgan Zeke Silk: foster brother Christopher Little Bird; grandparents, Gabe Young, John Bailey, Mary Yellow Lodge Bailey and Alfonso and Ramona Sandoval.

Sandoval, Mary Catherine
Mary Catherine Sandoval - Trinidad Times Independent - November 23, 2010 - Mary Catherine Sandoval, 71, went to be with her Lord, Jesus Christ Nov. 21, 2010, in Pueblo. Survived by her husband of nearly 55 years, John A. Sandoval; children Anna (Mike) Fusco, Trinidad, Elaine Suazo, Pueblo West, Deborah (Mark) Buchanan, Pueblo, Kathy (George) Lawrence, Trinidad, Betty (Jacob) Hernandez, Fresno, Calif.; siblings, Evelyn (Leroy) Valdez, Christine Vasquez, Chrystella Weaver, Julia Bollinger, Lee Gonzales, Joe Baca, Ray Baca; grandchildren, Lori, Julie, Melissa, Donna, Larry, Diane, Kodi, Meagan, Jacob, Jordan, Justin; and nine great-grandchildren, as well as numerous other family members and friends. Mary was born June 26, 1939, in Starkville to Amador and Rosalia Baca. Mary and John were married on March 17, 1956, in Raton. She loved her church, camping and shopping. Special thanks to all those who supported her during her stay in the hospital and Joni Fair Hospice House in Pueblo. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation will be through Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, at First Pentecostal Church, 10375 Santa Fe Trail Drive in Trinidad.

Sandoval, Moses E.
Moses E. Sandoval - Pueblo Chieftain - July 9, 2011 - Moses E. Sandoval, 56, of Scottsdale, Ariz. Moses died peacefully surrounded by the love of family on Sunday June 26, 2011. Moses was born on June 9, 1955. He graduated in 1973 from South High School in Pueblo, Colo., worked for the Santa Fe Railroad and was owner Prairie Liquors for several years before deciding on a career in real estate in Denver, Colo. Moses is survived by Kim, his wife of 33 years; parents, Moses and Brenilda; sisters, Loretta Sanchez, Colleen Murphy and Gina Moulder; nephews and niece, Camden Watts, Deidra Maner, Colby and Bradley Moulder. Moses is also survived by his maternal grandmother, uncles and aunts, as well as several cousins who loved him very much. Services were held in Scottsdale and an additional memorial service will be held in Albuquerque, N.M., on July 23, 2011.

Sandoval, Newton
Newton Sandoval - Rocky Mountain News - September 12, 1886 - Local Brevities - Governor Eaton yesterday issued a proclamation offering a reward of $300 for the arrest of George Carter and William Woods, who murdered Newton Sandoval in Las Animas county, in July last.

Sandoval, Patricia
Patricia Sandoval - Huerfano Journal - October 20, 2010 - Patricia Sandoval passed away Oct. 18, 2010. She is survived by her husband Xavier, sons, Don, Steve (Maggie), Tim (Heidi), daughter, Susan (Adrian) Chavez, grandchildren, Jaime (Kurt) Schlomberg, John (Bridget) Sandoval, Kendall and McKenna Sandoval, Xavier and Antonio Chavez, great-grandchildren, Alec, Violet and Ava Schlomberg, sisters, Juanita (Tony) Lucero, Ruby Casados, Lena Martinez and RoseAnn (Dave) Vigil, brothers, Fred (Theresa) Martinez and David (Josie) Martinez. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe & Celestina Martinez and her brother, Alex. Pat was born in the Turner Mining Camp on January 8, 1931. She was the 4th daughter of Joe & Celestina Martinez. The family moved to Mutual Mining Camp, where she attended school until moving to Walsenburg, where she graduated from Huerfano County High School in 1949. It was there she met and fell in love with Xavier. They were married 60 years ago on September 18, 1950. She followed Xavier, who was in the Navy, to Memphis, Tenn. They moved to Walsenburg after he was discharged. She worked at various places in Walsenburg before becoming the director of Planned Parenthood of Walsenburg for more than 20 years. In her retirement, she kept busy with her River Roundup and Mining Museum Activities, which she really enjoyed. Her other favorite activities were visiting her children, 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be 10:00 AM, Saturday, October 23, 2010, at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be sent to St. Mary' s Catholic Church Maintenance Fund, 121 E. 7th. St., Walsenburg, CO 81089.

Sandoval, Paul Ruben
Paul Ruben Sandoval - Pueblo Chieftain - March 6, 2013 - Paul Ruben Sandoval, 76, of Pueblo, passed away on Feb. 28, 2013. Viewing prior to service. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Sandoval, Rachel Loretta
Rachel Loretta Sandoval - Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 2010 - Rachel Loretta Sandoval, 54, went to be with our Lord unexpectedly May 16, 2010, in Colorado Springs. A lifetime Puebloan, she was born Feb. 19, 1956. She was property manager for Conifers of Springs Creek. Preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Paula Gonzales Archuleta; stepfather, Clifford Carpenter; siblings, Cora Chacon, David Carpenter, Lucy Archuleta and Lori Segura. Survived by her children, Arthur (Tiffanie) Archuleta, Amanda (Kevin) Sandoval, Johna Archuleta and Leroy Segura; grandchildren, Antoni, Erica, Breannon, Ashley and Jessica; siblings, Manuel (Mary) Archuleta, Becky Archuleta (Mac McClure) Esther and Erin Bartels; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. At her request, cremation has taken place. Memorial service, noon Friday, Angelus Chapel, with Pastor Roman Ortiz officiating.

Sandoval, Ralph
Ralph "Tuffy" Sandoval - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2012 - Ralph "Tuffy" Sandoval, 63, was called home to rest in the Lord' s arms on Feb. 23, 2012, after a brief illness. Ralph was born April 15, 1948. He was predeceased by his mother, Rose "Nana" Arellano; his father, Roque Sandoval; his sister, Gloria Jean Archuleta; and numerous family and friends. Ralph graduated from Central High School in 1968, and soon after enlisted in the Armed Forces and served our country in the Vietnam War. When Ralph returned, he began his career in masonry. After leaving his mark, he retired in 2010. Ralph loved hunting, fishing, working in his yard and helping others. He was a loving man who could always make others smile or laugh. He never had a bad word about anyone and children swarmed to be around him. Ralph leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving children, Rodney (Christine) Sandoval, Roque (Jaime) Sandoval, DeAnn (Lucas) Rivera and Zolanye McCulley-Sandoval; five grandsons and three granddaughters; a special nephew and niece, Lonnie (Michele) Whiting and Sarah Pino, whom he considered as his own, including their children whom he loved as his own grandchildren. Ralph also is survived by six siblings, Paul (Carrie) Sandoval, Ruth (Jess) Gaytan, Ray (Ginger) Sandoval, Richard (Caroline) Sandoval, Barbara (Roy) Perez and Shirley Whiting, with whom he spent time daily. He also is survived by numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends. Ralph will be missed beyond words. He was loved by all who knew him and his gentle imprint upon our hearts will never be forgotten. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Mary Church, with interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Sandoval, Ramona
Ramona Sandoval - Trinidad Times Independent - June 22, 2012 - Ramona Sandoval, 95, died peacefully at her home in Trinidad. She joined our Lord on June 13, 2012. Ramona was born on Nov. 17, 1916, to Daniel and Donaciana Trujillo in Delagua, and attended school in Ramey. Vigil and Rosary Service were held Wednesday, June 20, at Holy Trinity Church. Interment was at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Donations can be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care South, 136 W. Main St., Trinidad, CO 81082. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home

Sandoval, Ramona Isabel
Ramona Isabel Sandoval - Trinidad Times Independent - December 4, 2010 - Ramona Isabel Sandoval passed away Dec. 4, 2010. Ramona was born on Nov. 19, 1914, in Trinidad where she spent 94 years of her life. Her last 2 years were spent in Denver with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband Bert and her sister Elvira Cota. She is survived by her sisters Ernestine Lopez of Detroit and Lorraine Martinez of Northglenn. Also her three children, daughter Antoinette (John) Cuccia of Westminster, son Robert of Thornton and son Albert (Marie) of Arvada. She has six grandchildren, Debbie (Jay) Schiessler of Aurora, Ty Cuccia of Westminster, Michele (Joe) Santistevan of Northglenn, Roberta Sandoval of Bellingham, Wash., Donna Sandoval of Iberville, Calif., and Stephanie (Troy) Moehlenpah of Thornton. She also has seven great-grandchildren, Krystyna and Bryana Cuccia of Westminster, Ashleigh and Christian, Santistevan, of Northglenn, Justin and Joshua Moehlenpah of Thorton, and Maud Baker of Aurora. She also left behind numerous nieces and nephews throughout the United States. She is much loved and will be tremendously missed. Funeral Mass was Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at Holy Trinity Church. Interment followed at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active Pallbearers are Jay Scheissler, Joe Satistevan, Ty Cuccia, Troy Moehlenpah, Jim Cuccia, Jim Martinez. Arrangements made under direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Sandoval, Robert
Robert Sandoval - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 2012 - Man found dead on Pueblo's East Side - Pueblo police are investigating a death on the East Side. A 30-year-old man was found dead about 8:15 a.m. inside a family business, located in the 1400 block of East Fourth Street. The victim, who hasn't been identified, had blood on his face but Sgt. Ken Espinoza said the death appears to be a drug overdose. "We're not finding any trauma and we think it might be drugs," Espinoza said. Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2012 - Pueblo police Wednesday investigated a death on the East Side. The victim was identified as Robert Sandoval, 32. He was found dead about 8:15 a.m. inside a family business, located in the 1400 block of East Fourth Street. Sandoval had blood on his face but Sgt. Ken Espinoza said drugs or alcohol may have been factors. ' We' re not finding any trauma and we think it might be drugs,'  Espinoza said. Pueblo County Coroner James Kramer said Sandoval' s death is ' questionable'  due to the lack of physical evidence, no signs of trauma and his age. An autopsy is scheduled for today. Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2012 - Robert Sandoval, 32, passed away Aug. 21, 2012. Survived by wife and five children, ages 3 to 15. Donations appreciated to any Wells Fargo Bank in the name of Margaret Sandoval. Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 2012 - Robert Sandoval passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 22, 2012. He was born Jan. 1, 1980. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; and children, Jasmine, Alijah, Andrew, Jaylah and Jonah; parents, Dennie and Margaret Sandoval; brother, Daniel; and nephews and nieces. He also leaves behind grandparents, Fernando and Virginia Montoya; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. We will miss his wonderful smile and generous heart. Donations may be made in his name to any Wells Fargo Bank, in care of Margaret Sandoval. Viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, with service to follow at Adrian Comer Funeral Home, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Sandoval, Roseann
Roseann ' Pebbles'  Sandoval - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 2013 - Roseann ' Pebbles'  Sandoval, 51, of Pueblo passed away June 10, 2013. Preceded in death by her father, Donaciano Sandoval; and nephew, Donnie Sandoval. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, son, Carlos; mother, Barbara; five sisters; three brothers; God daughter, Liyah; special nephew, Dylan; numerous family and friends including her friends and co-workers at University Park Care Center where Roseann worked for 10 years. The family would like to give a special thank you to Parkview Hospital and the staff at Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Joni Fair Hospice House. Memorial Mass will be 10:00 am Friday, June 14, 2013 at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Inurnment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Sandoval, Ruben
Ruben Sandoval - Huerfano World Journal - July 26, 2012 - Ruben Sandoval, April 17, 1923 - July 9, 2012 - Ruben ' Ray' Sandoval, 89, went home to be with his loving Father on July 9, 2012 at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home where he had been a resident since January 20, 2011. Ray was born on April 17, 1923 in Pictou to the union of Balbina and Jose Sandoval. He served in the US Army from 1941 through 1945 in the Pacific islands and from 1948 through 1952 in Germany, leaving the military as a Staff Sergeant. Ray was also a member of the Walsenburg City Council for 23-years; serving as Mayor Pro-Tem and Mayor. He was extremely honored when Ray Sandoval Street was named after him and enjoyed showing the sign to friends. Ray worked in the coal mines, in construction, as a police officer and retired in 1984 after having worked 16-years as a custodian for the schools. He loved children and enjoyed teasing the girls about their long skirts, calling them grandmas. He was an avid sports fan and loved watching football, basketball, and most especially the Rockies. He loved to watch hunting and fishing shows as well as telling stories of all of his hunting and fishing trips that he and his son Jerry went on. A highlight of his day was visits from family and friends, most especially his Pappy and Larry coffee time each morning. Ray married his loving wife Martha on November 15, 1948 and they shared 63-years of marriage until her passing in January 2011. He is preceded in death by his parents; bothers, Leo, Ruben, Orlando, Ernest and his sister, Theresina. Ray is survived by his children, JoAnn (Larry Lovett) Sandoval, Gerald ' Jerry' (Chuky) Sandoval; grandchildren Rachel (Rick Rivera) Sandoval, Nichole (Jeff Dickenson) Sandoval, Leanne Lucero, Jack (Angie) Ortiz; great-grandchildren, Makayla Lucero, Jack, Derrick and Daisha Ortiz; brothers, Xavier Sandoval, Manuel (Dixie) Sandoval; sisters, Dora Wilkins, Amada Sandoval, Della Smith, Rachel Sammon as well as by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Special friends at the veteran' s nursing home, his card playing buddies and numerous other friends; he considered no one a stranger. Ray' s winning smile, personality and ability to befriend others will truly be missed, but we find comfort in knowing that someday we will meet again in Heaven. Rosary was at 10 am, followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:30 am on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial is at South St. Mary Cemetery in Walsenburg, Colorado. Boies-Ortega Funeral Home of Walsenburg is in charge of arrangements.

Sandoval, Theresa M.
Theresa M. Sandoval - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 2005 - Theresa M. Sandoval, 58, passed away Jan. 6, 2005. Survived by her loving mother, Scholastica L. Sandoval of Walsenburg; siblings, Joseph G. (Linda) Sandoval of Denver, Lillian (John) Kandybowicz of Morristown, N.J., Anita (Julian) Cisneros of Pueblo, Judy L. (David Tibbitts) Sandoval of Denver and Rufina F. Sandoval of Walsenburg; nieces and nephews, Nicolette K. and Cassandra L. Sandoval of Denver, Jason Kandybowicz of Los Angeles, David and Michael Kandybowicz of Morristown, N.J., Tracey and January Cisneros of Denver, Gabi, ' Lita and Josh Sandoval of Walsenburg; great-niece, Chelsea E. Sandoval of Denver; great-nephew, Austen Cisneros of Denver; special uncle, Frank Garcia of Canon City; and other loving aunts, uncles, cousins, great-aunts, great-uncles and numerous friends worldwide. Preceded in death by her father, Gabriel Sandoval; and grandmother, Teresa de Jesus Garcia. Theresa was born Feb. 16, 1946, in Denver. She worked 33 years for the department of defense dependent schools where she worked in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, retiring to Pueblo in 2002. She was also proud to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer in Central America. Viewing, from 4 to 6 p.m. today, at the funeral home with the family receiving friends and relatives. There will be no viewing at the vigil and Mass. Vigil, 7 p.m. today, at Holy Family Church, 2827 Lakeview, with Deacon Steve Lumbert presiding. Rosary and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Church, 121 E. Seventh St., in Walsenburg, with the Rev. Father John O'Flynn as celebrant. Interment at a later date at North St. Mary Cemetery in Walsenburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ovarian Cancer Research, through the funeral home.

Sands, Pauline Marie
Pauline M. Sands - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 2009 - Pauline M. Sands, 92, born May 12, 1917, passed away September 6, 2009. Preceded in death by her husband, Cecil ' Jack'  Sands; brother, Frank William Stark Sr. and niece, Barbara Jean McDonough. Survived by Nephews, Frank W. and Robert Stark; great-nephews, Jeff Stark, and Chris Johnson; great-nieces, Laurel Stark, Bernadette Holman and Amy Sanger. Pauline enjoyed walking and aerobics. She retired from the Colorado State Hospital. Graveside service, 10 a.m., September 17, 2009, at Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made in Pauline' s memory to the Franke Tody Jones ' Wellness Program' , 5340 N. Bristol St., Tacoma, WA 98407. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Sandusky, James II
James ' Sandman'  Sandusky II - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2013 - James ' Sandman'  Sandusky II, 41, passed away April 20, 2013. Survived by his wife, Kari Sandusky; children, Baylee, Cole and Bobbie Sandusky and Jamie Forbes; mother, Evie (Jim) Densford; father, James (Kim) Sandusky; mothers-in-law, Gracie Clementi and Pam Spinuzzi; sisters, Christi Rojas and Misty (Jim) Sterk; sisters-in-law, Dacey Spinuzzi, Jessica Spinuzzi and Ashley Biddle; grandparents, Sam and Josephine Cortese, Julia Sandusky and Richard Lee; special uncle, Lance Graham; angel aunt, Jan DiSanti; numerous other relatives and special friends. Preceded in death by grandparents, Charles Sandusky, Gwen Lee, Acie McManus and Teddy Wulff; fathers-in-law, Robert Spinuzzi and John Clementi; and brother-in-law, Ben Clementi. James was born in Pueblo on April 2, 1972. He received his jump wings through the 82nd Airborne while serving in the U.S. Army. He was a journeyman sheet metal worker and a member of the Local No. 9. Jim loved to hunt and fish and was a true friend to all. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Pueblo Christian Center, 1605 S. Pueblo Blvd., with Pastor Shane Cannon officiating. Memorials may be made to the Baylee, Cole and Bobbie Sandusky Education Fund through the funeral home.

Sandusky, John J. Jr.
John J. Sandusky Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 8, 2011 - John J. Sandusky Jr., 90, passed away Feb. 5, 2011. Survived by his wife of 58 years, Eva Sandusky; sons, John J. (Michele) Sandusky III of Arvada, Colo. and Mark (Kristi) Sandusky of Denver; siblings, Andy (Lee) Sandusky of Struthers, Ohio and Gertrude Sandusky of Riverside, Calif.; grandchildren, Harrison, Nikolaus and Annie Sandusky; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his daughter, Diane Sandusky in 1995; siblings, Mary Leason, Marge Gioppo, William Sandusky and Helen Yarab. John was born to Barbara and John J. Sandusky Sr. on May 30, 1920, in McKeesport, Pa. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. He retired as a purchasing agent for the Pueblo Army Depot and later retired from C.F.&I. John was a lifelong outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of First United Methodist Church. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court St., with the Reverend Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church.

Sanford, Frances E.
Frances E. Sanford - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2008 - Frances E. Sanford passed away April 24, 2008 in Pueblo. Frances was born March 8, 1916 in Steamboat Springs, CO, one of 6 children to Clarence and Anna Light. She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, Charles F. Frank and Allen Sanford. Her survivors include her sons Walter Frank and Norman (Linda) Frank, 2 grandsons, 2 great grandsons and 4 sisters. At her request, no viewing or services. Cremation, Davis Crematory. She will be laid to rest next to her husband Charles in the Mountain View Cemetery at a later date.

Sanford, Lena Mary
Lena Mary Sanford - The Beaumont Enterprise - October 29, 2010 - Lena Mary Sanford, 91, of Huntington, Texas and formerly of Beaumont passed away October 25, 2010 in Huntington. Graveside services will be held Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Haven of Rest Cemetery following a time of visitation from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home. Lena was born January 10, 1919 in Trinidad, CO to Peter and Domenica Minnie Sola. She was preceded in death by her husband Simon Sanford. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Barbara Sanford and Dr. Jerry Wilson of Huntington, TX; son, Sam Sanford and Adana of Dallas, TX; grandchildren, Stephanie Angela Sanford of Dublin, Ireland, Stuart Blake Sanford of Beaumont, TX; great-grandchildren, Allie Sanford, Hayla Sanford and Breanna Bjourkland.

Sanford, Stephen Gerard
Stephen Gerard Sanford - Pueblo Chieftain - April 6, 2011 - Stephen Gerard Sanford, 47, son of Barbara and Edward Sanford of Pueblo West, ran to the arms of his Heavenly Father on March 28, 2011. This ended a toughly fought five year battle with leukemia and a very rare lymphoma. Steve was the pastor of the Clifton Vineyard Church, Clifton, Colo. He is survived by his parents; wife, Donna; and sons, Justin and Cody of Grand Junction, Colo.; brothers, Bryan (Julia) of Penrose, Colo., and Jon (Diane) of The Colony, Texas.; sisters, Susan (Davyd) Lahti of Mountain View, Hawaii, Ellyn Rush of Billings, Mont., and Sharon (John) of Firestone, Colo.; as well as many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service was held April 1, 2011 at the Canyon View Vineyard in Grand Junction. ' Be still and know that I am God.' 

Sanger, Charles E. Jr.
Charles E. Sanger Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2012 - Charles E. Sanger Jr., 70. Celebration of Life, 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the family ranch, 850 Newton Road in Red Creek Ranch, off of Highway 96, Pueblo. Friends welcome.

Sanistevan, Roger A.
Roger A. Sanistevan - Pueblo Chieftain - August 1, 2012 - Roger A. Sanistevan, 91, of Walsenburg, Colo., passed away July 26, 2012. Rosary, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, followed by memorial service at 11 a.m., both at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gardner. Johnson-Romero Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Santana, Agustin
Agustin "Augie" Santana - Pueblo Chieftain - August 3, 2010 - Agustin "Augie" Santana, Aug. 31, 1922, to July 31, 2010, born in New York City, N.Y. Augie was preceded in death by his parents, Agustino and Josephine Santana. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, George and Pam Nivers of Fort Jefferson Station, N.Y. Augie was discharged in 1971, after serving 28 years in the U.S. Army, his service in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He was a quiet person about his military career. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart and many other prestigious medals. He loved to play cards with his friends in Pueblo, going to Cripple Creek and to the dog track. A special thank you to the staff at Wynwood Senior Living, a first-class facility. Augie held a special place in his heart for the Radakovich family and they for him. At his request, no viewing. Cremation to take place. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Santana, Anna
Anna Dazzio Santana - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2011 - Anna Dazzio Santana, 93, left to rejoin her family on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Margaret Dazzio; brothers, Jack J. Dazzio, Anthony P. Dazzio and Carl G. Dazzio. She is survived by her son, William Turner; grandson, Sam Turner; brother, Sam P. Dazzio; numerous nieces and nephews. Anna was an avid dancer and a member of the YMCA. Rosary recitation and funeral service, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anna' s memory to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office.

Santana, Edwin Juggalotus Jr.
Edwin Juggalotus Santana Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 2013 - Edwin Juggalotus Santana Jr., 3, Walsenburg, Jan. 17. Boies-Ortega, Walsenburg.

Santi, Oscar Donald
Oscar Donald ' Daddy Don'  Santi - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 2012 - Oscar Donald ' Daddy Don'  Santi, 81, of Walsenburg, passed away peacefully at home, Feb. 14, 2012, with his loving wife and family by his side. Don is survived by his wife of 63 years, Pauline; his seven children, Dr. Rick (Cheryl) Santi, Ron (Kathy) Santi, Gary (Michele) Santi, Cherie Santi, Sharon (Ron) Zagar, Susan (Dr. Mark) Mollner and Kip Santi; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Service, 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at St. Mary Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers and food, please make donations in Don's name to Sister Carol's Senior Outreach Program.

Santiago, Emma M.
Emma M. Santiago - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2012 - Emma M. Santiago, 77, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 19, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Palmiria Franco. Emma is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Victor Santiago; children, Diane (Carl) Martinez, Rosalia (William) Conner, Yolanda Santiago and Maria (Ted) Sandoval; grandchildren, Kimberly (Randy), Kristeen (Jordan) and Ken; siblings, Annie (Felix), Christina (Armando) and Mary Lou (Jose); special friends, Facundo and Consuelo Lerma; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and her church family. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, both at Romero Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Santiago, Mary E.
Mary E. Santiago - Pueblo Chieftain - July 4, 2012 - Mary E. Santiago, 77, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on June 29, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luis C. Santiago; daughter, Phyllis Mendoza; and grandson, Michael Otero. Mary is survived by her children, Estella (Antonio) Reyes, Savino (Brenda) Martin, Richard (Judy) Martin, Patricia Martin, Mary L. Santiago and Luis Santiago Jr.; two granddaughters, Erica and Vanessa, whom she raised; numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Johnny (Jeannie), Frances (Carl), Alfred and Esther; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing prior to Mass. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday, Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at the church hall following interment.

Santillanez, Gary J. Sr.
Gary J. Santillanez Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2009 - Gary J. Santillanez Sr., 46, passed away on Jan. 5, 2009. He was preceded in death by his father, Tony; and brother, Jose Santillanez. He is survived by his children, Kassia (Robert) Owens and Gary John Santillanez Jr.; mother, Joan; sisters, Jeanne (Joe), Fay (Toni) and Toni (Paul) Valdez; nieces and nephews, Chantel, Miranda, Angel, Alexis, Raymond and Angelo; and special friends, Cathy and Salvino. He will be truly missed by family, friends and acquaintances made over the years. Gary was a 1980 graduate of Pueblo South High School, and an honorably discharged U.S. Army veteran. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Santillanez, Joan
Joan Santillanez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 5, 2012 - Joan Santillanez. Our beloved Joan Santillanez, 67, of Pueblo, Colo., went to be with our Lord on Dec. 29, 2011. Joan was preceded in death by Tony Santillanez, her husband of 49 years; sons, Jose and Gary; parents, Emily and Ben Armijo; and brother, Tom. Joan is survived by her children, Jeanne (Joe Guadian), Fay (Toni Montoya) and Toni (Paul) Valdez; grandchildren, Kassia (Robert) Owens, Gary John, Chantel, Miranda, Raymond, Angel, Angelo and Alexis; siblings, Ethel, Raymond and Mike (Adelita) Armijo; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and close friends. Joan was a kind and giving soul, praised for her acceptance of others and admired for her cooking. Joan will be truly missed by all of us. Memorial service, 10 a.m. today, Romero Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following inurnment.

Santillanez, Jose R.
Jose R. Santillanez - Trinidad Times Independent - February 4, 2012 -Jose Santillanez, 94, died Jan. 25, 2012, at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg. He was born in Folsom, NM, to Teofilo and Petra Santillanez (deceased). He was married to Josephine Duran (deceased) in 1947 after serving in the Pacific Theatre of WWII. Jose was a telephone/telegraph lineman in the U.S. Army. Jose is survived by a brother, Orlando, of Savannah, Ga., a sister, Benita Guzman, of Denver. and numerous nieces and nephews. Jose and Josephine were lifelong residents of the Trinidad area. A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment took place at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Santilli, Marlene J.
Marlene J. Welty Santilli - Pueblo Chieftain - February 3, 2013 - Marlene J. Welty Santilli, 66. Sunrise, May 6, 1946. Sunset, Jan. 26, 2013, in Pueblo. She was born in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Buell J. and Virginia Welty, and had lived in Pueblo most of her life. She worked for 19 years at CF&I Steel Mill, where she was a key punch operator. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, and most of all, spending time with all of her grandchildren. Marlene was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Patricia Viles. Her survivors include her children, Debi (Michael) Frazier and Tommy Santilli; grandchildren, Rilen, Zach, Tanner, Skylar and Darian; her sister, Charleen (Jerry) Murphy; her former husband/friend, Tom Santilli; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in the Davis Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Private inurnment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs, Colo. Online condolences at DavisMortuary.com. ' ' Always loved going fishing with you, mom. Save some fish up there. ' Til next time,' ' Tommy Santilli.

Santisteban, Helen Bessie
Helen Bessie Santisteban - Pueblo Chieftain - August 1, 1973 - Helen Bessie Santisteban, late of 1915 Bancroft, died July 30 following lengthy illness. Wife of Joe Eddie Santisteban and mother of Marie Pedrazza and Thelma Santisteban, both of Walsenburg, and Joanne Santisteban of Pueblo. Survived by three grandchildren. Daughter of Mrs. Telos Chacon of Walsenburg and Mr. Louie Lopez of Ohio. Sister of Louis Lopez Jr. of Pueblo and Harry Lopez of Walsenburg. Mrs. Santisteban lived in Pueblo for 34 years and was formerly of Walsenburg. Rosary recitation 7 p.m. Thursday, Rivera Chapel. Mass of Resurrection 9 a.m. Friday, Sacred heart Cathedral. Interment, Roselawn.

Santistevan, Bessie
Bessie Santistevan - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - July 10, 2005 - Bessie Santistevan, age 99, died May 24, 2005 in Trinidad, CO. She was born May 13, 1906 to Moses and Euralia (Martinez) LaFebre. Bessie was a member of the Union Justica, Guadalupe Society and La Confederation. She was preceded in death by her daughter Della; sons Henry Gettler Jr., Lalo Lafebre, Benny LaFebre, Juanito LaFebre; brothers Aladino; Moses, Juan; sisters Amelia, Ida, and Mohenia. She is survived by daughters Lupe Garcia, Commerce City, CO; Blanch (Kent) Garcia, Denver CO; Cindi (Tom) Kasi, Upper Lake, CA.; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Special grandson Julian Gettler. Numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation will be Wednesday June 1, 2005 from 2 to 6 pm. A Rosary will be held Thursday June 2, 2005 at 9:00 am at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10 am Thursday June 2, 2005 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family of Bessie Santisteven has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral with the arrangements.

Santistevan, Edward
Edward Santistevan - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 2011 - Edward Santistevan, 85, passed away Jan. 15, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents; and by his brother, George Santistevan. Survived by his nieces, Loretta Pearson, Georgia (Gareld) Zamarripa and Cecilia (Andre) Simon, all of Pueblo. Edward served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. Visitation at the funeral home, 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Santistevan, Elizabeth Rita
Elizabeth ' Liz' Rita Santistevan - Trinidad Times Independent - January 16, 2013 - Elizabeth ' Liz' Rita Santistevan, Caregiver - Elizabeth (Liz) Rita Santistevan, 61, entered the Gates of Heaven Jan. 4, 2013, after a short illness. She was surrounded by her loving family as she peacefully slipped into the arms of the Lord. She was born in Trinidad to Margarito and Phyllis Trujillo April 8, 1951. Liz was united in marriage to Robert M. Santistevan March 11, 1999. She was a warm hearted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend. Liz was employed with Helping Hands Ministries for 12 years, as well as within schools District No. 1 for several years before becoming a homemaker and caregiver for her grandchildren. The things that gave her pleasure were scrapbooking, going to garage sales, and watching her sons play softball, as well as watching the Broncos. Liz loved sitting on the front porch with her husband and spending time with her mother, brothers, and sisters. She took great delight in playing board games with her grandchildren and never missed any of their big events. The greatest joys in her life were her children and grandchildren and she never wanted to see them go. Blessing with a great sense of humor, laughter was a big part of her life. Liz was a member of the Assembly of God and Faith Christian Fellowship churches and she read her bible and fellowshipped with the Lord daily. She was preceded in death by her father Margarito Trujillo. She is survived by her husband Robert Santistevan, her mother Phyllis Trujillo, her brothers: Richard (Cynthia) Trujillo, Ponca City, Okla., and Bill (Pauline) Trujillo, her sisters; Bea (Robert) Santistevan and Margaret (Tony) Vasquez. Children: Naomi (Carl) Vialpando, Matthew (Judy) Aragon, Vance, Ala., Jeremy (Marina) Aragon, and Eli (Tessa) Aragon. Grandchildren: Jessie, Richard, Aleycia, Breanna, Sydney, Jirina, Mikayla, Asa, Katelyn, Trevor, Jacqueline, Danyella, and Conner. Numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom she cared for deeply. Funeral services will be Friday, Jan. 11, 1 p.m. at Faith Christian Fellowship. Dinner with the family will follow immediately after services at the church. Private inurnment will be held at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home

Santistevan, Emelina
Emelina "Mellie" Santistevan - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2011 - Emelina "Mellie" Santistevan. In memory of Emelina "Mellie" Santistevan - loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and aunt. She blessed us all with her gentle love and spirit. Preceded in death by father, Juan Roybal; mother, Esperanza Roybal; loving husband, Demetrio Santistevan; daughter, Joyce Gallagher; and grandson, Dwayne Gutierrez. Survived by brother, Fred Roybal, Casper, Wyo.; and sisters, Cleo Martinez, Casper, and Mabel Hernandez, Scottsbluff, Neb.; daughters, Angie (Lenny) Valdez, Pueblo, Colo., Hope (George) Smith, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Velma Navarro, Washington, D.C.; son, Art (Darlene) Santistevan, Ordway, Colo.; sons-in-law, Victor "Tony" Navarro, Aurora, Colo., and David Gallagher, Pueblo; grandchildren; Sandra (James) Rodriguez, Clermont, Fla., Richard Hernandez, Hermosa Beach, Calif., Michelle Navarro, Wayne Gutierrez and John Santistevan, all of Pueblo; Tony Navarro, Deanna Valdez, Lenny Valdez and Victor (fiancΓ©e, Schume) Navarro, all of Denver, Immanuel (Geraldine) Santistevan, Pueblo West, Colo., Jason Santistevan and Amanda Santistevan, both of Ordway, and Marco Navarro and Cristina Navarro, both of Aurora; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. today, Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary recitation and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2011, Holy Family Parish, 2827 Lakeview Ave., Pueblo. Burial to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer' s Association, www.alz.org. . Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home. Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 2011 - Emelina ' Mellie'  Santistevan. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary recitation and funeral Mass, 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, 2011, Holy Family Parish, 2827 Lakeview Ave., Pueblo, Colo. NOTE CHANGE IN TIMES OF SERVICE. Burial to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer' s Association, www.alz.org. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Santistevan, Emma
Emma Santistevan - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 2012 - Emma Santistevan passed away June 23, 2012. She was predeceased by her husband, Willie; parents, Jose and Raquel Alcon; brother, Charlie Alcon; and sister, Felonis Payne. Beloved mother of Jeanette Ayala, Charlene Lopez, Alice Bragg, Betty Guerra and David Santistevan of Hawaii; grandmother of Frank (Trish) Ayala, Lisa (Rob) Grace, Rachel (Robbie) Vasquez, Sandy Giner, Andrea (Victor) Estrella, Derrick (Angel) Bragg, Charlotte Guerra and Antonette (David) Bartecchi. Also survived by 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Edith Montoya and Viola (Henry) Gurule; and brother, Dan (Cordy) Alcon; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Emma was a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish. Rosary recitation, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, followed by funeral Mass at 10 a.m., both at Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Interment, Imperial. Donations may be made to the ALS Association through the funeral home office. Arrangements, T.G. McCarthy.

Santistevan, Frank
Frank Santistevan - Pueblo Chieftain - July 7, 2011 - Frank Santistevan, 81, passed July 3, 2011. Cremation.

Santistevan, Gilbert H.
Gilbert H. Santistevan - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2011 - Gilbert H. Santistevan, 50, passed away Feb. 10. 2011. He was the youngest of 13 siblings. Preceded in death by his father, Luis; and one brother. He is survived by his mother, Louise Santistevan; five sisters and six brothers, Service, noon today, Roselawn Funeral Home.

Santistevan, Henry Hank Sr.
Henry Hank Santistevan Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 2012 - Henry Hank Santistevan Sr. went to be with the Lord on Aug. 11, 2012. Preceded in death by his parents, Eufemia and Macedonio Santistevan; and three sisters. Survived by wife, Amelia Emily; children, Bob (Yvonne), Cora (Tim) Aragon and Henry Jr. (Esther); as well as brother, sisters, numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Born in Weston, Colo., Henry served his country during WWII. He later relocated to Pueblo, where he raised his family, retired from CF&I and enjoyed working for The Pueblo Chieftain until his passing. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday; rosary to follow at 7 p.m.; Mass, 11 a.m. Friday, all at Holy Family.

Santistevan, James Mitchell
James Mitchell Santistevan - Trinidad Times Independent - September 27, 2010 - James Mitchell Santistevan, 53, passed away in Denver Sept. 25, 2010. Survivors include parents, Maria and Celestino Santistevan of Trinidad. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at Holy Trinity Church. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by the U.S. Naval Honor Guard. Complete obit to follow. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Santistevan, Joann Marie
Joann Marie Santistevan - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - February 17, 2004 - Joann Marie Santistevan, Trinidad resident, passed away at home on Sunday, February 15, 2004. She was 64. She was born on March 19, 1939 to John and Edna Ruth (Snoddy) Cozzie in Trujillo Creek, Colorado. She is survived by her husband, Fred Santistevan. Joann was a homemaker and will be remembered for her laugh and friendliness. She will be missed by her husband and many friends. Cremation has taken place and no services are planned. Her husband may be contacted at 208 W. Main Street, Apt. 2. The family of Joann Santistevan has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Santistevan, Jose A.
Jose A. Santistevan - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2009 - Jose A. Santistevan, 62, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 25, 2009. He was preceded in death by his son, Eric Aaron; his dad, Avades Arellano; father, Gasper Santistevan; his best friend's mom, Helen Sisneros, whom he referred to as his second mother; mother-in-law, Alice Vera; grandmother, Cedelia Santistevan; sister, Mary Arellano; and niece, Shawna. Jose is survived by his daughter, Sabrina (Cisco Cervantes) Santistevan; son, John "Jay" Vera; mother of his children, Paula Santistevan; grandchildren, Mario, Silvano and Nikki; mother, Pauline Arellano; father-in-law, Leonard Vera; siblings, John (Evie) Arellano, Bernard (Debbie) Arellano, Wilma (Mark) Brown, Linda (Kent) Nathens, Kathy (Dave) Deal, Rachel (Vern) Jacinto, Mark Santistevan and Anthony Santistevan; best friend, Dave Sisneros; and numerous nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Jose was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. He served three tours in the Vietnam War. He retired from the city of Pueblo after 23 years in the Parks and Recreation Department. Hose was a devoted father and grandfather. He was very close to his "Hita." Special thanks to the staff of Pueblo Care and Rehabilitation Center. At Jose's request, there will be no viewing. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at the Romero Courtesy hall following service. Cremation to follow. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Santistevan, Lila
Lila Darlene Santistevan - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 2012 - Lila Darlene Santistevan, 44, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 8, 2012. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mildred. Lila is survived by her children, Natasha (Jeremy), James, Edward and Brandon DeHerrera; father, Ruben; siblings, Larry (Harley), David, Danny, Mary (Ernest), Kathryn, Marilyn and Rachel (Dean); former husband and close friend, William; close niece, Michelle; best friend, Julie; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing, 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Romero Chapel. Gravesite service to follow at 1 p.m., Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Santistevan, Margie Irene
Margie Irene Santistevan - Trinidad Times Independent - May 13, 2011 - Margie Irene Santistevan, 80, passed away as a result of an unexpected accident May 11, 2011. She was born in Berwind Dec. 5, 1930, to Felicitas (Naranjo) and Antonio Valdez. On Oct. 11, 1947, Margie was united in marriage to Jose Santistevan. Margie was employed as a cook at the Trinidad State Nursing Home until her retirement. She was a kind and gentle person who always had a positive attitude. She loved to gamble and travel to Cripple Creek. She also liked cooking for her family and making her delicious tortillas and beans. Margie loved caring and spoiling her grandchildren. She will truly be missed. Preceding her in death are parents, Antonio and Felicitas Valdez, husband Jose Santistevan, children, Phillip Dean Santistevan, and Phyllis Miles. Survivors are children, Marcela (Dave) Patz, Iowa, Robert (Liz) Santistevan, Trinidad, Alfred (Lorraine) Santistevan, Trinidad, Stephanie (Larry) Gonzales, Colorado Springs, Clifford (Darla) Santistevan, Trinidad, 18 grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren. She is also survived by many friends including, Dee Dee Aranda, Margie Monteleone and Marie Van Matre, with whom she took daily walks and visits to McDonalds. Visitation Rosary were held on Monday. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Masonic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are her grandsons, Henry Moltrer, Vincent Moltrer, Matthew Santistevan, Adam Santistevan, Michael Patz and Lawrence Gonzales. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Santistevan, Nicanor
Nicanor Santistevan - La Revista De Taos - October 1907 - Nicanor Santistevan age 54 years, 8 months and 28 days died 8 Oct 1907. He lived in Costilla, NM until 1885 when he located to Torres, Colo. For the rest of his life except for the last 3 months when he returned to Costilla, NM his birth place. Survived by R...al (not legible) Archuleta, 2 sons and 2 daughter. (names not listed). Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Santistevan, Pete Jr.
Pete Santistevan Jr. - Trinidad Times Independent - November 18, 2011 - Pete Santistevan Jr. of Trinidad passed away Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, with his family by his side. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Faith Christian Fellowship with Pastor Bill Frashuer officiating. Inurnment followed at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Santistevan, Robert James
Robert James Santistevan - Trinidad Times Independent - October 17, 2010 - Robert James Santistevan Sr. 56, passed away unexpectedly at home on Oct. 15, 2010. He was born in Sopris March 1, 1954, to Alice (Duran) and Joe Arthur Santistevan. He served his country in the United States Army. Robert was employed as a water technician for the City of Trinidad Water Department for 27 years until his retirement. He enjoyed life gardening, going to yard sales, and spending time with family and friends. Preceding him in death was mother Alice Santistevan, infant sisters Beverly and Diane Santistevan, brothers Arthur Santistevan and Dave Santistevan. Survivors are sons Robert J. Santistevan Jr., Trinidad, Gabriel Santistevan, Trinidad, father ' Pork Chop'  Santistevan, Trinidad siblings Beverly (Larry) Martinez Trinidad Genevieve (Tim) James, Colorado Springs, Richard Santistevan, Denver, Bernard Santistevan ,Trinidad, Sam (Phil) Martin Trinidad, Cleo (Greg) Minnick, Colorado Springs, Freida Santistevan Denver, Alice (Mike) Lucero Denver, Josephine (Edmund) Rackey Colorado Springs, mother of his sons Loretta Torres, Trinidad nieces, nephews cousins and other relatives. Funeral Mass will be Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by Ft. Carson Honor Guard. Active pallbearers are Paul Duran, Gilbert Abeyta, Manuel Torres Jr., Sam Ortega, Phil Martin Jr., Carlos Wren. Immediately following services friends are invited to gather with the family at the Community Center. Family may be contacted at the home address. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Santistevan, Roger A.
Roger A. Santistevan - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 2012 - Roger A. Santistevan, 91, Walsenburg, July 26. Johnson-Romero, Walsenburg.

Santistevan, Rose
Rose Santistevan - Denver Post - March 8, 2006 - Rose Santistevan born July 3, 1934, passed away March 2, 2006. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Rosary/Funeral Service 12:30 P.M. Saturday, March 11, 2006 at Saint Mary's Catholic Church, Walsenburg Colorado. There will be no graveside services. Johnson-Romero Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Santistevan, Rueben
Rueben Santistevan - Denver Post - December 12, 2005 - Rueben Santistevan entered into rest December 7, 2005 in Denver Colorado. He is survived by his devoted wife Rose Santistevan; children, Chuck (Micki) Santistevan of Denver, Toni (George) Lofink of Limon, Paula Santistevan of Denver, Matt Santistevan of Denver, and Michael Santistevan of Denver; grandchildren, Coty, Jaime, Julie, Sissy, Calie, and Jake; brothers, Gilbert, Claude, & Romolo; sisters, Lydia, Andrea, Rose and their families. Mr. Santistevan loved boxing and was a former Golden Glove Champion. He also loved the Denver Broncos. Visitation will be Monday, Dec. 12th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at Johnson-Romero Funeral Home in Walsenburg. A Rosary will be held Monday at 6:00 PM with a Funeral Mass Tuesday, Dec. 13th at 11:00 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church of Walsenburg. Arrangements have been entrusted to the loving care of Johnson-Romero Funeral Home.

Santistevan, Stella Marie
Stella Marie Velasquez Santistevan - Trinidad Times Independent - March 11, 2011 - Stella Marie Velasquez Santistevan, Beloved wife of Jose Wedo ' Nash'  Santistevan, Mother of Barbara Camacho, Sherri (Bernard) Rogers, Jose (Lisa) Santistevan Jr., Grandmother of Rachelle (David Ramirez) Camacho, Kayla Camacho, Izzak Santistevan, Joshua and Adam Rogers, Alexandria, Joey, Agassi Santistevan. Great-Grandmother of Cynthia and Sophia Ramirez. Graveside service Friday March 11 at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Santistevan, Willie
Willie ' Jimmy'  Santistevan - Pueblo Chieftain - April 4, 2013 - Willie ' Jimmy'  Santistevan, 84, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 30, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Sara Santistevan; sisters, Mary and Ruby; and parents, Julian and Josephine Santistevan. Jimmy is survived by his children, Josie, Mary (Robert) and Shelly; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing prior to service. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Santisteven, Ida
Ida Santistevan - The Chronicle-News - August 24, 2009 - Ida Santisteven, age 91, passed away at the Sangre DeCristo Hospice in Pueblo, Colorado on August 20, 2009. She was born in Tercio, Colorado on May 9, 1918 to Escolastica (Gerardo) and Cipriano Duran. On June 14, 1946, Ida was united in marriage to Louis Santisteven at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinidad, Colorado. She was an avid Colorado Rockies fan. Ida liked to travel to Cripple Creek and crochet. Her greatest joy was spoiling her many grandchildren. Preceding her in death are parents; husband, Louis Santisteven and daughter-in-law, Christina Vigil. Survivors are her children, George (Lila) Vigil, Pueblo; John (Gerri) Vigil, Pueblo; Leroy Vigil, Trinidad; Joseph (Delia) Vigil, Pueblo; Louie (Esther) Santisteven Jr., Trinidad; Anthony Santistevan, Pueblo; Betty (Bill) Cordova, Pueblo, Barbara (Van) Swift, Trinidad; Kenneth Santistevan, Trinidad; sister, Tillie DeHerrera, Pueblo; brother, John (Nina) Duran, Trinidad; brother-in-law, Zack Vigil, Trinidad; sister-in-law, Lucy Duran, Weston; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 26, 2009 from at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, August 27, 2009 at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Geoffrey Vigil, Louis Vigil, Louie Santisteven, III, William Trujillo. Robert Vigil and John Vigil. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Santos, Frances M.
Frances M. Santos - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 2012 - Frances M. Santos. Born November 28, 1934, sadly departed this life after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Maria and John Santos; brothers, Cornelio, Ben and Refugio Santos; and sister, Jay Leyva. Survived by brother, Pete Santos; sisters, Alice Godinez and Lupe Rendon; very special niece, Patricia Autobee; and numerous other family members. Rosary, 9:30 a.m., with funeral service to follow at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, both at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Santos, Patricia
Patricia Santos - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 2012 - Patricia Santos, 64, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 20, 2012. She was preceded in death by her mother, Cecelia Garza; and father, Joe Garza. Patricia is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Manuel J. Santos; children, Mona (Roger), Manuel (Elizabeth), Michael (Yvonne) and Katherine; grandchildren, Mia, Mike, Max, Mateo, Mario and Manuel; siblings, Florencio, Theresa (Richard), Leo and Lisa (Mike); sisters-in-law, Susan (Robert) and Linda (Jim); brothers-in-law, David (Rose) and Gilbert; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, with funeral Mass to follow at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Santos, Rita P.
Rita P. Santos - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2010 - Rita P. Santos, 76, entered into eternal life with her parents, brother, two sisters and grandparents. She was born on Oct. 12, 1933, to the union of Eutimio and Petra Santos. Rita is survived by her niece, Kimberly (Richard) DeSimone; grandnieces, Aubrey (Hugh) Himmel III, Lacey and Kinsey Duran; sister-in-law, Angie Santos; special cousins and caretakers, Loretta, Joe and Joseph Garcia; aunts, Lucy Roldan, Carmen (Alex) Ledesma; numerous other relatives and friends; and by her pet and companion, ' Max.'  Rita was an avid sports fan; she also loved to travel. She was a proud graduate of Central High School, Class of 1951. Rita retired from Piper-Jaffery after many years of service. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Rosary, 10 a.m. Monday, May 24, 2010, with funeral Mass to follow, St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn. Arrangements, Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Santos, Robert
Robert "Bob" Santos - Pueblo Chieftain - November 2, 2009 - Robert "Bob" Santos, 57, a lifetime Puebloan, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 29, 2009. Bob just celebrated his 57th birthday Oct. 27th. He was a marathon runner and ran in many marathon events in Colorado over the years. He delivered oxygen to many sick and shut-ins over the years before his disability. He was a member of the Elks Club, a sports enthusiast, and a collector of comic books, fantasy football and the Pueblo pool leagues. He served in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marcella Santos; and sister, Connie Santos. He leaves to cherish his memory beloved father, Pete ' Pirate'  Santos; two sisters, Cecilia Newman, Rita Delgado; two nephews, Mike (Kristal) Monson, Steve Monson; two aunts, Alice Godinez, Frances Santos; other relatives and friends. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel, with Deacon Steve Lumbert officiating. At Bob's request, cremation. Family requests the omission of food.

Santoyo, Felix
Felix Santoyo - Pueblo Indicator - September 15, 1934 - The body of Felix Santoyo was found Monday night near the Santa Fe roundhouse by Mrs. Santoyo and a woman companion. It evidently was a case of murder.

Santoyo, Josephine O.
Josephine O. Santoyo - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 2011 - Josephine O. Santoyo passed away on May 7, 2011. Born Josephine Ortiz to Ramon and Serafina Ortiz. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ramon and Serafina Ortiz of Pueblo; sisters, Amelia Ortiz of Pueblo, Delphina (Sotelo) Pino of Denver, Colo., Emma (Cideric) Gonzales of Pueblo; a brother, Manuel (Ester) Ortiz of Pueblo; and a dear niece, Francis (William) Rodriguez of Albuquerque, N.M. She leaves behind survivors, sister, Mary (Ephren) Sanchez; sons, Martin (Louanne) Santoyo Jr., Robert F. Santoyo, Edward (Mary) Santoyo, Joe (Margaret) Santoyo; and numerous great-grand and grandchildren. A lifelong Puebloan, she attended Minnequa Elementary School, Keating Junior High School and Central High School. Although she did not graduate from high school, she was a determined person, who went on to lead a successful and fruitful life. Referring to herself as a ' child bride,'  she married quite young to Martin R. Santoyo. She bore four sons in this union, and had shared the burden of raising them during the hectic years of World War II, while her husband served in the Navy. In the late 1940s and early ' 50s, she became a nurses aide at then-St. Mary's Hospital, and through study and hard work, she progressed up the ladder to become a licensed practical nurse. In the 1950s, she sought and gained employment at then-Colorado State Hospital, where she worked in the geriatrics department until 1969. She retired from the State Hospital to open Jo's Trailway Coffee Shop, which she ran until 1974. After selling the business, she went on to open the Granada Restaurant in Downtown Pueblo, which she operated very successfully until 1983. During this period, Josephine also operated a small business, MarJo Lamination Studio, (1974-1987) out of her home and later added video sales and moved the business to the Mesa Junction area. During her business career, she was active with the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce and the Latino Chamber of Commerce and she was a very active member of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Business Women Association, where she served in various capacities. She continued ABWA participation following the closing of her lamination business and in 1990, she was awarded ABWA Woman of the Year, an achievement she was proud of. When WATS Marketing opened its doors, she worked there briefly as a telephone associate, where her bilingual talents greatly were appreciated. Not one to sit idle, she took employment at the Four Seasons Nursing Home as dessert planner and baker. Following this stint, she left all business connections and retired to her home. A rest well earned. In the early 1990s, Josephine lost her left leg, which left her confined to a wheelchair for the remainder of her days. The immediate family expresses their thanks for the calls and cards of prayers and support we have received. Special thanks to the caring staff of the Villa Pueblo Skilled Nursing Facility for their support in the final days of her life. Honoring her wishes, no memorial service and cremation has taken place.

Saracino, Sally
Sally Saracino - The Chronicle-News - December 29, 2009 - Sally Saracino, loving sister, aunt and friend was welcomed into heaven on Christmas Day after a brief stay in the hospital. She was born in Dawson, New Mexico on August 31, 1945 to Virgil and Mildred Saracino. Sally was a 1963 graduate of Trinidad High School. She went on to earn her teaching degree at The University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. Sally taught at the Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico for seven years before returning home to Trinidad to teach. In 1976, she earned her Masters Degree in Teaching from New Mexico State University. Sally taught at several Trinidad area schools before earning a Type-D certificate from The University of Denver in 1997. Sally continued teaching 5th grade at Park Street Elementary until her retirement in 1999. Sally was a very generous and thoughtful person who was often surrounded by wonderful friends. Her great nieces and nephews brought her a lot of joy and she would often speak of them. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and reading. She lived a life of faith and was a member of the Southern Baptist Church. Sally is survived by her brothers Mike (Susan) Saracino, Jim (Lennece) Saracino, her nephews Jason (Wendy) Saracino, Mark Saracino, her nieces Dana (Corey) Shaw, Lisa (Charles) Glorioso, Kelly (Jack) Roesch, Heidi Saracino, and numerous great nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 30th at 11:00 am. The family may be contacted at 22346 Highway 12, Trinidad, Colorado.

Sarconi, Thomas A.
Thomas A. Sarconi - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2011 - Thomas A. Sarconi, 63, passed away Jan. 27, 2011. Survived by his loving and caring wife, Marilyn L. Sarconi; children, Greg (Laura) Sarconi, Gavin (Betsy) Sarconi; stepdaughter, Felicia Mabery; grandchildren, Wyatt, Hayden, Drake and Avry; step-grandchildren, Ashely and Jacob; sister, Judy Ashton; niece, Diane (Mike) Case; nephews, William (Shelby) Frankmore and Paul William Connelli. Also survived by the mother of his children, Linda Sarconi; and his beloved little dogs, Precious and Patches. Tom was born in Pueblo, Colo., on June 3, 1947, to William and June Sarconi Jr. He graduated from Central High School, class of 1965, he attended the University of Southern Colorado where he earned a double major in philosophy and English. Tom loved to BBQ and was known for serving Pueblo' s best steak. He loved western movies, landscaping, racing cars and his trips to Cripple Creek. He was best known for his sense of humor and zest for life. At his request, there will be no viewing. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Duane Arledge officiating. Burial, 1 p.m. Wednesday at Fairmount Cemetery, 430 S. Quebec St., in Denver. Special thanks to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, his angels on Earth. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through the funeral home.

Sargent, Wanda J.
Wanda J. Sargent - Pueblo Chieftain - May 9, 2010 - Wanda Jean Sargent, 59, joined the angels on May 6, 2010. Survived by her husband, Rick; sons, Jeremy (Jessica) and Brian; grandchildren, Shawn and Abigail. Celebration of her life to be scheduled at a later date. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Special thanks to her brother-in-law, Bill (Ann); and the staff of Sangre de Cristo Hospice, especially Allen, Jean, Tracey, Marilyn, Connie, Janice and Deb. Also, thanks to all her co-workers at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice where she worked as a nurse for six years, helping people the way she was helped in the end. Memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Steele City Art Works through the funeral home.

Sarginer, Frank Jesse
Frank Jesse "Buddy" Starginer - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 2009 - Frank Jesse "Buddy" Starginer passed away on Aug. 20, 2009, after a brief illness. He was born to Frank Sr. and Mary Starginer on July 16, 1928. Mourning his passing are his son, Chuck and Chuck' s girlfriend, Jackie Fisher; Phyllis Filler, Frank' s beloved; his cousins, Pauline Pauchick, Ed Orazem, Norma (Al) Becco, Pat McCarthy, Shirley Keen and Charlie (Pat) Keen; and a host of friends. Frank was preceded in death by his parents; and foster mothers, Norma Wewerka and Lucretia "Creta" Fisher. Frank was actively involved with Chuck in the Star Nursery, started by Frank Sr. in the 1920s. Frank received a bachelor' s degree from Southern Colorado State College in 1972. Since Frank was very knowledgeable in horticulture, customers often came to talk to him about gardening and landscaping problems. Frank, who began playing the accordion at the age of 9, excelled as a musician. He played accordion with bands headed by Frankie Yankovic, Milo Youngman, Jim Ehrlich and others. Frank was inducted into the Pueblo Music Hall of Fame in 1999. Recently, Frank and his friend, Phyllis, formed an accordion duo and played for anniversaries, birthdays, nursing homes as well as the VA hospital at Walsenburg, Colo. Frank loved to dance and attended dances up to the month before his death. Frank was a member of the Army Reserve. In the past he played trumpet with VFW Post 61 Drum and Bugle Corps. He was a member of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Eagles Lodge No. 145, Elks Lodge No. 90, Pueblo County Historical Society, Southern Colorado Family Polka Club, The International Dance Club of Colorado Springs, The Pueblo German Club, The American Slovenian Catholic Union (KSKJ), the OWLS and the Old Historical Northside Organization (OHNO). Frank had played semi-professional basketball with the Bear-Axle team and played ice hockey until he was nearly 50 years old. Frank maintained an active interest in community environmental and political issues. He will be missed by his many friends, family and customers. A celebration of Frank' s life will take place with a memorial Mass, 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. l, 2009, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand in Pueblo. Friends will be greeted at Montgomery & Steward Banquet Hall (upstairs) following the service. Memorial gifts may be given in Frank' s name for Animal Welfare (No Kill) Shelter, 800 N. Pueblo Blvd., 81003.

Sarmiento, Rito E.
Rito E. Sarmiento - Pueblo Chieftain - September 8, 2010 - Rito E. Sarmiento, 79, passed away Sept. 4, 2010. Predeceased by his wife, Ida; parents, Manuel and Filomena Sarmiento; and brother. Survived by children, Sandra (Brenton) Lukert and Richard Sarmiento, both of Chesapeake, Va., Rito P. (Jennie) Sarmiento and Nicole (Clay) Chandler, both of Pueblo, and April Colley of Colorado Springs; grandchildren, Chris, Brandon, Kimberley, Clayton, Brittany, Devin, Corey and Joshua; great-grandson, Christian. Also survived by brothers and sisters, Marina (Louis) Villegos, Tomasita (Nick) Ayala, Manuel (Gladys) Sarmiento, Virginia Herrera and Emma (Henry) Ramos; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Rito served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion, Post No. 203. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations in his memory may be made to Life Care Center of Pueblo. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Sarracino, Margaret
Margaret Sinclair Sarracino - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - October 12, 2005 - Margaret Sinclair Sarracino, a 6-year resident of Claremont, CA died on September 4 2005 at Sunrise Assisted Living surrounded by family and friends lovingly at her side. Hers was a courageous fight to the end. Despite her physical limitations over the last few years, she was an inspiration to all who knew her. She remained ever faithful to her Scottish heritage, often telling us of her family history. She was a gentle soul who touched everyone with a smile and a sense of gratitude. She was a member of Claremont Presbyterian Church. She was born in Vancouver, British Columbia to Henderson P. Sinclair and Margaret L. Sinclair. Her father died in action in France in WWI. Subsequently, her mother married Edward Van Alstine and the family moved to the Big Rapids area and she attended grade school in Grant Center. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in 1936. She married John B. Sarracino, M.D. on June 18, 1941. They were married 56 years before his death in December 1997. They traveled throughout the world during Dr. Sarracino's assignments at military posts in Germany, Italy, Kentucky, California, and France. She loved classical music, especially opera, the arts and had a keen interest in saving the redwoods. Dr. Sarracino was born and raised in Valdez. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law John and Marcee Sarracino of Los Alamos, New Mexico, Robert and Lesley Sarracino of Cape Town, South Africa; by her daughters and sons-in-law Louise and Kees de Kluyver of Claremont, California and Susan Sarracino-Deihl and Robert Deihl of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin; and by her grandchildren Robert and Juliet Sarracino, Peter and Jonathan de Kluyver and John Terry Sarracino; by her sisters Betty Van Alstine of Big Rapids, Michigan and Katherine Martin of Prineville, Oregon and numerous nieces and nephews. Her brothers Harry Sinclair and James Van Alstine and a sister Wilda Kern Preceded her in death. A memorial service will be held on October 1, 2005 at 3 p.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Inurnment will be held the day before with a private family service. Memorial donations may be made to the YMCA of Trinidad, CO. The family of Margaret Sarracino has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Sarti, Gene
Gene "Geno" Sarti - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 2009 - Gene "Geno" Sarti, 87, of Walsenburg, died April 26, 2009. Survived by two daughters, Brenda Harris and Donna Sarti; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Rosary, 9:30 a.m., and funeral Mass, 10 a.m., both Friday, May 1, 2009, St. Mary Church, Walsenburg. Interment, Huerfano Masonic Cemetery, Walsenburg.

Sartor, Michael Anthony
Michael Anthony Sartor - Pueblo Chieftain - December 9, 2012 - Michael Anthony Sartor, born June 8, 1971, passed away Dec. 4, 2012. Survived by sons, Derrick and Mason; wife, Patty; brothers, Brian, Craig, Danny, Jesse; sister, Ashley; father, Donnie; mother, Deborah (Ron); grandmother, Florence. A gathering will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at Vision Ministries Family Christian Church, 1035 S. Pueblo Blvd. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at Roselawn Chapel. Donations in his memory may be sent to his sons in care of Jim Murray, 508 Pin High Court, Pueblo West, CO 81007.

Sartor, Raymond A. Sr.
Raymond A. Sartor Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2009 - Raymond A. Sartor Sr., 90, affectionately known as "The Candyman," passed away June 18, 2009. Survived by his children, Janet (Jerry) Valentine, Raymond A. (Sue) Sartor Jr., Janie Daugaard, LaJune Macaluso, Bonnie Goodrich and Donnie Sartor, all of Pueblo; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and his special pet, Buster. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Louise Sartor in 2006; grandson, Bruce Valentine; and granddaughter, Raelene Steir. He was a member of South Pueblo Lodge No. 31 AF&AM, Pueblo Al Kaly Shrine and Eagles Lodge No. 145. Ray loved to give out Tootsie Rolls to all his friends, and he was a friend to all he met. He especially enjoyed his Tuesday night poker games at the Eagles Lodge. Special thanks to Dr. Steven Milligan and his staff and to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice staff for their loving care. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, June 22, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. George White officiating. Concluding with military honors by the Colorado Army National Guard Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Sartoris, Lena M.
Lena M. Sartoris - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 2012 - Lena M. Sartoris passed away Aug. 13, 2012. Born May 14, 1927, to the late Alphonso and Barbara (Prudentia) Zazzaretti, in Dawson, N.M. Lena graduated from Florence High School and was a cafeteria cook there for 20 years, a member of St. Patrick' s in Rockvale and St. Benedict Church in Florence and a longtime member of the Rockvale Community Club. She married Lawrence Sartoris and they were together for 62 years, before he passed away. She was preceded in death by her husband; sisters, Rose Schaeffer, Janet Carpio, Virginia Mitchell; brother, Domenic Zazzaretti; and grandson, Jeff Sartoris. She is survived by sons, Larry (Trish) Sartoris of Pueblo and John (Elaine) Sartoris of Beulah; and grandsons, Stephen, Larry III and Peter Sartoris, all of Denver; sisters, Mary (Jim) Filer and Louise (Lyle) Hansen, both of Pueblo; as well as many other beloved nieces and nephews. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Florence; interment will follow in Union Highland Cemetery. Donations may be made in Lena' s name to Volunteer Firemen' s Association and/or EMT of Florence.

Sarver, Phyllis Lynn
Phyllis Lynn Sarver - Pueblo Chieftain - May 4, 2012 - Phyllis Lynn Sarver, 57, formerly of Pueblo, Colo., passed away April 23, 2012. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, Merle and Jacqueline Sarver. She was a 1973 graduate of South High School and a 1976 graduate of the University of Southern Colorado. She majored in theater and mass communications. Phyllis worked at Disney Studios in Burbank, Calif., and in recent years, established her own antique business.

Sather, Elizabeth Ann
Elizabeth Ann Sather - Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 2012 - Elizabeth Ann Sather passed away peacefully on Jan. 6, 2012. Survived by Ronnie Taylor, Rose (Daniel) Hubright, Cherie Sather, Theo (Max) Sather-Vasquez, Gordon (Bobbie) Sather, Joanna (Johnnie) Busby, and Marie (Tim) Steinbeck; 14 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and many, many close friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, Divine Science Church, 115 E. Routt Ave. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Sather, Gordon Olaf
Gordon Olaf Sather - Pueblo Chieftain - August 9, 2009 - Gordon Olaf Sather, 79, passed away Aug. 4, 2009. Survived by longtime partner, Hazel Wilson; children, Rose (Daniel) Hubright, Cherie Sather, Theo (John) Sather-Rose, Gordon (BJ) Sather, Joanna (Johnny) Busby; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a very special friend, Ronnie Taylor. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, Christ Chapel, 711 W. Arroyo, Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gordon's name to a memorial fund at Pueblo Horizons Federal Credit Union. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Saucedo, Josephine E.
Josephine Saucedo - Pueblo Chieftain - April 3, 2011 - Josephine Saucedo, 81, a beautiful, loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer' s disease. Born Nov. 9, 1929, in Alamo, Colo., to parents, Arsenio (Arthur) and Madalena Sanchez, she was raised in Walsenburg until moving to Gallup, N.M., at age 17. She worked as a Harvey Girl (only the prettiest became a Harvey Girl) until getting married to Miguel (Mike) Saucedo on Dec. 29, 1947. Josephine and Mike moved to Walsenburg, Colo., shortly after their wedding; and in 1948, they moved to Pueblo. The proudest moments in her journey of life were being a devoted and loving wife of 63 years to Mike, and giving life to and "raising my babies." Josephine' s greatest gift was her compassion to help others non-judgmentally and unselfishly. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and those whose lives were touched by her. She is survived by her husband, Mike; her four children, Gerry Cacciatore of Aurora, Colo., Mike Saucedo Jr. of Pueblo West, Colo., Luis Saucedo and Darlene (Al) Saucedo-Breiner; both of Centennial, Colo.; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Saucedo of Canon City, Colo.; nine grandchildren, Lisa Cacciatore, Gina Cacciatore, Casper Cacciatore, Melissa (Matt) Saucedo-Devine, Michael (April) Saucedo, Nick (Shawna) Mihelich, Michelle Yett-Saucedo, Andrea Cunningham, Alex Cunningham; and five great-grandchildren, Mason Saucedo-Devine, Justin Hernandez, Alexus Tippett-Moore, Taylor Cacciatore and Erriana Guster; sister, Doris Flores of Pueblo; sisters-in-laws, Priscilla Sanchez of Denver, Maria (Sabie) Tafoya of Albuquerque, N.M., and Irma Saucedo of San Antonio, Texas; and brother-in-law, Gene Coe of California. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, John Sanchez of Denver; and sister, Francis Coe of California. Donations in her honor may be given to the Alzheimer' s Association of Pueblo. Rosary, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2011, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, April 4, 2011; both at the Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Saucier, Mary Minnie
Mary Minnie Saucier - Imperial Funeral Home - December 18, 2012 - Mary Minnie Saucier, June 15, 1926 - December 16, 2012 - Mary M. Saucier, 86, passed away Dec. 16, 2012. She is predeceased by her husband, William Q. Saucier; children, Jimmy Howell, William Saucier, Jr., and Linda Saucier-Mooney; siblings, Pauline Locke and Caroline Teto; and parents, Carl C. DeBuano and Angela Cascarella DeBuano. Survived by her children, Sharon (Bob) Phillips and Joe (Kathy) Howell; brother, Frank (Berna) DeBuano; sister, Beatrice (Doyle) Eaton; eight grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Mary loved doing crossword puzzles, but above all she loved her family. Funeral Service 2pm Friday, Imperial Chapel, with interment in Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Saunders, James Omar
James Omar Saunders - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 2010 - James Omar Saunders, 65, passed away March 25, 2010, in Pueblo. Survivors include his wife, Shirley; and children, James and Mistie. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 31, 2010, in the Broadway Christian Church.

Sautter, Esther Mae
Esther Mae Sautter - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 2012 - Esther Mae Sautter, born Dec. 3, 1917, passed away peacefully at 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept.15, in Littleton Colo. Esther had a long, loving and beautiful life. She was a true fighter and inspiration at nearly 95 years old. Esther was preceded in death by her husband, Jim; and son, Ron. She is survived by her sister, Wanda; daughter, Doris; daughter-in-law, Dawn; grandchildren, Darick, Brad, Blake and Brittany; great-granddaughters, Sara and Eve. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo.

Sautter, James Ron
Ron Sautter - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 2012 - Ron Sautter, 70, Port Orange, Fla., formerly of Pueblo, June 10. Lohman' s, Port Orange. Lohman Funeral Home - June 15, 2012 - James "Ron" Sautter February 27, 1942 - June 10, 2012 - James "Ron" Sautter, 70, passed away on June 10, 2012. Ron' s Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 2:00pm at the ' Big Oak Tree'  at the Spruce Creek Fly-In with a reception to follow at Spruce Creek Country Club, Dawn is requesting everyone who will be attending the services please dress casual. James was born in Trona, Ca. to James and Esther Sautter on February 27, 1942. He also spent many years in Pueblo, Co. In December of 1980, he met his wife of 32 years, Dawn, in Honolulu, Hi. He attended college at Colorado State University and worked and retired as an Air Traffic Control Specialist. He and his wife moved to The Spruce Creek Fly-In in 1994 from Belmont, Ca. because of his love of flying his own plane. James was a member of the Antique Automotive Club of America. He was a ' manly man'  that was passionate about his antique cars, their plane, boating and fishing. He and his wife never had any children of their own, however the love of their lives were their two dogs, Bridget and Bijoux. They loved them with all their hearts. James leaves his loving wife Dawn behind to cherish his memory. In lieu of flowers the family requests donation be made to South East Volusia Humane Society, 1200 South Glencoe Road, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168. Arrangements are under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home Port Orange.

Sautter, Ron
Ron Sautter - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 2012 - Ron Sautter passed away on June 10, 2012, in Port Orange, Fla. He was a graduate of East High School in 1960, and resided in Pueblo until 1964. He is survived by his wife, Dawn Sautter; his mother, Esther Sautter; and his sister, Doris McCormack. For condolences and service information, visit www.lohman funeralhomes.com.

Savage, Dorothy Harriet
Dorothy Harriet Savage - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2009 - Dorothy Harriet Savage, 99, of Ordway, died on Feb., 2009. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, Ordway Baptist Church.

Savage, Michael F.
Michael F. Savage - St. Petersburg Times - December 9, 2003 - Michael F. Savage Sr., 83, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Nov. 2, 2003) at St. Anthony's Hospital. He came here in 1940 from his native West Orange, N.J. He was an instrument mechanic for Florida Power Corp. with 34 years of service. He was a watchmaker, an avid reader and enjoyed traveling. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a Catholic. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Marionetta L.; two daughters, Janet S. Brockinton, St. Petersburg, and Kathryn A. Koehm, Colorado City, Colo.; a son, Michael F. Savage Jr., Tampa; and a granddaughter. Memorial Park Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

Savala, Inez M.
Inez M. Savala - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 2007 - Inez M. Savala, 96, of Apache City, Colo., passed away Aug. 28, 2007. Viewing, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary, Friday, Aug. 31, 2007, at Newcomer Family West Chapel in Lakewood, Colo. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Rye, Colo. Burial will be at Brookside Cemetery in Rye, Colo.

Savarino, Joseph
Joseph Savarino - Pueblo Chieftain - December 6, 2009 - Joseph Savarino, 85, of Pueblo, passed away on Dec. 3, 2009. He was born in Berwind, Colo., on March 18, 1924. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerlando and Rose (Amella) Savarino; brother, John; sisters; Dorothy and Mary Alessi; brothers-in-law, Iggie Alessi and Philip Taullie. He is survived by sisters, Stella (Ernest) Mehle and Steffie Taullie; sister-in-law, Lucile Savarino; aunt, Steffie (Tom) West; special friend, Mary Dolgan; and several nieces and nephews. Joe graduated from Central High School. He was a very well-known musician. He graduated from The Chicago Conservatory with a Bachelor Degree of Music and Adams State College with a Master of Arts degree. He was a school teacher at Lakeview Elementary School until his retirement. He was a life member of BPOE No. 90 and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Sawaya, George Joseph
George Joseph Sawaya - Denver Post - June 4, 2011 - George J. Sawaya, born August 14, 1927, in Trinidad, Colorado to Joseph and Hazel Sawaya. In 1952 he founded and was long-time CEO of the Sawaya Body & Trailer Company. He was a master craftsman, builder, artist and a renowned Denver musician. A tenor saxophonist and clarinetist, he played his first professional job at the age of 8 years old with his brother Jess in Trinidad, Colorado clubs. He brought his music to Denver, touring in the mid 1950s and playing for Denver clubs and private parties over six decades. George owned a home on the Denver Country Club. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jacqueline M. Sawaya, three children, Alice, Michael and Dianne, a sister Jane Sawaya, seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Visitation, 4:00 to 6:00 PM Sunday, Horan & McConaty, 1091 S. Colorado Blvd. Funeral Service, 1:30 PM Monday, St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, 1060 St. Francis Way, Denver. Interment will be in Fairmount Cemetery.

Sawaya, Marie
Marie Sawaya - Pueblo Chieftain - November 3, 2009 - Marie Sawaya, Trinidad businesswoman, passed away Nov. 1, 2009, at her home. She was 87. Visitation, 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, both at Holy Trinity Church. Entombment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Sawaya, Robert M.
Robert M. Sawaya - The Chronicle-News - October 06, 2009 - Robert Michael ' Bob'  Sawaya, age 63, passed away unexpectedly at Mt. San Rafael hospital on September 29, 2009. Visitation will be fro 2 to 8 p.m., Monday, October 5, 2009 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by the Air Force Honor Guard. Reception will follow afterwards at the Lucky Monkey. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Sawaya, Sally L.
Sally L. Sawaya - Trinidad-Times Independent - November 22, 2011 - Salma ' Sally'  L. Sawaya, a Trinidad businesswoman, passed away on Nov. 19, 2011, at Mt. San Rafael Hospital. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Monday at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at Holy Trinity Church. Entombment will follow at the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Complete obituary to follow. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Sawaya, Salma L.
Salma ' Sally'  L. Sawaya - Trinidad Times Independent - January 13, 2012 - Salma ' Sally'  L. Sawaya - Trinidad businesswomen, passed away Nov. 19, 2011, at Mt. San Rafael Hospital. Visitation will be Monday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will 10 a.m. Tuesday Nov. 29, 2011, at Holy Trinity Church. Entombment will follow at the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Complete obituary to follow. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Saweikis, Betty A.
Betty A. Saweikis - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 2013 - Betty A. Saweikis, 83, June 11. T.G. McCarthy.

Sawhill, W. H. (Mrs.)
Mrs. W. H. Sawhill - Pueblo Indicator - December 30, 1939 - Short Local Items - Mrs. W. H. Sawhill died of pneumonia in a Rifle, Colorado, hospital Christmas day. She was the wife of W. H. Sawhill, a former county farm agent of Pueblo county.

Sawyer, Chester
Chester Sawyer - Colorado Springs Gazette - December 27, 1998 - Crash Kills Pueblo Man, 82 - Stolen Car Hit 3 Vehicles, Police Say - An 82-year-old Pueblo man was killed Saturday when the car he was riding in broadsided another car that spun into its path on Fountain Boulevard just west of Academy Boulevard. Chester Sawyer was pronounced dead at Memorial Hospital from massive head and chest injuries. He was the backseat passenger in a 1993 Pontiac Bonneville. The crash was one of three that involved a car stolen minutes before at a car wash on East Pikes Peak Avenue about one block west of Academy, Colorado Springs police traffic Sgt. David Whitlock said. Whitlock said Deborah Blea, 22, the owner of a 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse, was at a self-serve car wash when an acquaintance approached her and asked if he could sit in her car while she washed it. But once inside the car, Whitlock said, the man started it and drove away. About two miles south of Pikes Peak on Academy, the man drove the Eclipse around a mini-van driven by Teresa Weott. The Eclipse hit the van, causing minor damage. Weott was not hurt, Whitlock said. "He was southbound in the northbound lane," said Weott, who at the time of the incident was waiting for the southbound Academy light at Fountain. "Then he swerved and cut across traffic." An officer saw the Eclipse's erratic path and tried to pull the driver over, Whitlock said. "The officer made a U-turn, but the driver took off," Whitlock said. The officer did not pursue the driver, fearing for the safety of other motorists, Whitlock said. The Eclipse then turned west onto Fountain and pulled about one-quarter mile ahead of the officer. The officer saw the Eclipse's driver lose control and then spin across four lanes of traffic, hitting two cars before coming to a stop. "It sounded just like a bomb going off," said Craig Hicks, who had just pulled into a parking space at a nearby apartment complex. "It scared me to death." Witnesses said the Eclipse was traveling at a high rate of speed. Whitlock said tests to determine the speed were not complete late Saturday. The Eclipse clipped an Isuzu Amigo driven by Cheryl Garcia, 37, before slamming into a 1993 Pontiac Bonneville driven by Shirley Sawyer, 45. Garcia, who swerved her Izuzu to avoid the crash, was treated and released from Memorial Hospital. Chester Sawyer was in the back seat of the Pontiac, which was being driven by his daughter-in-law, Shirley Sawyer. Shirley Sawyer and a front-seat passenger, Lloyd Baker, 33, were taken to Memorial. Shirley Sawyer was listed in stable condition and was still being treated late Saturday. Baker was treated for a broken leg and released. Debris from that crash hit Ben Vigil's car as he was heading east on Fountain. Inside were his 3-month-old and 3-year-old children. Just before the crash, the driver of the Pontiac had passed his car, Vigil said. "If she would have switched lanes, we would have been hit," Vigil said. Joseph A. Torres, 24, was taken to Penrose Hospital where he was treated, then released to police. Whitlock said Torres was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence, auto theft and vehicular homicide.

Sawyer, John W.
John W. Sawyer - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 1905 - Frightfully Mangled by Freight Engine - John W. Sawyer Instantly Killed Near Philadelphia Smelter- No Inquest - John W. Sawyer, who is employed as a fireman on the steam shovel at the Philadelphia smelter, was instantly killed at 6:30 yesterday morning by a Colorado and Southern freight engine. The accident occurred near where the Colorado and Southern tracks cross the Santa Fe, near the smelter. It seams that Sawyer was on his way to work and did not hear the Train approaching. Just below the point where he was struck there is a curve in the track which made it impossible for the engineer on the freight to see the unfortunate man walking on the track. As soon as the engineer discovered Sawyer he blew the whistle, but it seems that Sawyer was slow in getting off the tracks and engine struck him. The body was carried for a distance of almost 200 yards and the sight which met the eyes of the trainmen when they had succeeded in stopping the freight was a sickening one. The body of the victim was horribly mangled and blood, flesh, and parts of clothing were scattered all along the track. A body was probably never worse mangled by a train. Death resulted almost instantly. There was a large gash in his head, his left eye was entirely knocked out, his body disemboweled, the left leg was entirely severed from the body, and the right leg was almost severed. Bert Blanton, who was on his way to work witnessed the accident and was of the opinion that Sawyer had plenty of time to get out of the way after the engine whistle was blown. It was evident that the victim though that he had plenty of time and that he did not start to leave the tracks until the engine was almost upon him and then it was too late. Sawyer was a single man about 35 years of age and was well known in the city. He resided with an aunt, Mrs. Burton, at 819 West Fifth Street. He took much interest in fraternal orders and was an active member in the Odd Fellows and the Woodmen of the World. Coroner McDonnell is of the opinion that the engineer of the freight was not to blame and does not feel that it is necessary to hold an inquest.

Saylor, Kenneth L.
Kenneth L. "Chuck" Saylor - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 2009 - Kenneth L. "Chuck" Saylor went to his eternal home on May 27, 2009. Born in Woodsboro, Md., on June 5, 1939, to Nellie and Russell Saylor. Preceded in death by his parents; in-laws, Alvin and Elizabeth Gray, Frank Marksberry, Dick and Jeff Beeman, Guy Himes, and Pat and Mike Firestone. Left to cherish his memory are his four children, Rusty (Lisa), Randy (Michelle), Rick (Ursula) and Robyn. Grandchildren, Rusty "Goober," Alaina, Hannah, Madyson and Kendall "Chuckie II" Saylor. Step-grandchildren, Tyler, Alexis, Breana and Ashley. Sisters, Betty (Garfield) Potts and Kitty Himes; brother, Robert (Dottie) Saylor, all of Maryland; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Patsy and Dino DiSalvo, Mitzi Roberson, and Grandma Roberson, Betty Jo Lee, Jean Beeman, Gary and Carolyn, Danny and Joyce, and Donald and Jerry Gray; as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family. Surrogate children, Chris Belsky, Brian Firestone, Sherrie Marranzino, Angela (Ron) Dikeman and Jim Hutchins. Chuck came home after serving his country in Germany and Vietnam and married Judith Gray on Dec. 28, 1968; together they worked and raised their family for 40 years. Chuck' s interests included stock car and greyhound racing. He worked many years as a mechanic at District 70 Bus Garage. He made many lifelong friends including Larry Hartman Sr. and Jr., Jeanette Baca, Gary Tomsic, Gary Radloff, Sherrie Jo Creech, Wayne Firestone and John Roberson. His greatest enjoyments in life were NASCAR, horse racing and the Broncos. He truly loved his family and friends, and will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered for all of his ornery ways. A special thank you to St. Mary-Corwin' s ICU staff for taking such good care of Chuck, and helping the family through this very difficult time. Your presence is requested for the celebration of his life, 10 a.m. Monday, June 1, 2009, Adrian Comer Funeral Home. There will be a full military burial at Imperial Gardens to follow with a reception at Central Christian Church. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. today, Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Sayre, Harry S.
Harry S. Sayre - Trinidad Times Independent - October 5, 2012 - Harry S. Sayre, Judge, attorney, WWII veteran, former mayor - Harry R. Sayre, 87, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 at his home in Trinidad. He was born September 2, 1925 in Berwind, Colo., to Pauline (Pellegrini) and Leslie Sayre. Harry was the second of four children. He was raised in Trinidad and graduated from Trinidad High School and Trinidad State Junior College. He served in the Coast Guard in World War II as a Pharmacist' s Mate and returned to Colorado to pursue a degree in law. He met his bride Johan Corich while donating blood. They were united in marriage for 62 years. He was preceded in death by his wife Johan, parents, brothers Leslie and Charles, and sister Joyce. Harry loved to be surrounded by his family and friends. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time on the golf course or eating in the clubhouse. Harry had a love for Trinidad and public service that covered a wide variety of positions. He served a term in the House of Representatives as the youngest member elected at that time. He had a passion for the local politics and volunteered his time to many foundations and local organizations. Some of his positions included Mayor, Councilman, School Board Director, City Attorney, Assistant District Attorney, County Judge and he retired as a District Judge. He remained active with the Housing Authority Board of Directors, Mount Carmel Health, Wellness and Community Center Board and Trinidad Community Foundation Board until his death. He was honored as the Man of the Year by the Housing Authority and received the Chenoweth Award for his contributions to the community. One of his highlights this year was throwing out the first pitch of the Trinidad Triggers Baseball Team' s opening game. He is survived by two daughters, Patti Sayre Nickell (Jerry) Las Animas, and Peggy Sayre Hamlin (Bob) Trinidad; five grandchildren-Kelly (Melissa) Nickell, Cory (Jaymi) Nickell, Casey (Jessica) Nickell, Jacob (Amy) Hamlin, Beth (Brice) Mossholder; nine great-grandchildren, Kristen, Destiny, Logan, Connor, Abbie, Sammie, Mckinley, Liam, and Brody; numerous nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, a brother-in-law; special friends Rose Trujillo and Julian Gettler. Active pallbearers are Kelly Nickell, Cory Nickell, Casey Nickell, Jacob Hamlin, Beth Hamlin Mossholder, and Leslie Sayre. Honorary pallbearers are Charles Latuda, Don Jones, Jim Soltis, Vic Becco, Sam Incitti, Steve DiPaola, Mike Vecchio, Louis Simpleman, Employees of Century Savings and Loan, Trinidad Housing Authority and Trinidad Community Foundation. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Burial will follow at the Catholic Cemetery. The family will greet friends on Monday, Oct. 8, from 2 ' “ 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sayre Senior Center, Trinidad Community Foundation, or Trinidad State Junior College Educational Foundation. In honor of Harry, the family asks that you wear his favorite color, blue or golf attire when attending the funeral. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Sayre, Johan Antoinette
Johan Antoinette Corich Sayre - Trinidad Times Independent - September 9, 2011 - Johan was called home Sept. 5, 2011, at her home in Trinidad. She was born June 23, 1926, to Mary and John Anthony Corich at 712 Chestnut, Trinidad. She was raised by her mother, grandmother and four maiden aunts. She graduated from Holy Trinity School in 1944 and Seton School of Nursing in 1947. She married Harry Sayre in October 1948. Johan was active in the area Nurses Association and supported her husband in his political endeavors. Her 30+ year career as a registered nurse encompassed working at St. Joseph' s Hospital in Denver, Armor' s Packing Plant as a company nurse, Mt. San Rafael Hospital and for 26 years she worked at the Trinidad State Nursing Home. Upon her retirement, she worked at Spanish Peaks Mental Health Center and cared for her elderly aunts. She kept her nursing license active until a few years ago. She greatly enjoyed getting together with her ' nurse friends'  and telling stories of about the doctors and nurses they worked with. Nursing was a passion and large part of her life. Johan was active in her community. She was active in the Women' s League of Voters, Trinidad Ladies Golf Association, 9-News Health Fair volunteer and a CPR Instructor. She and Harry took many trips together. Out of 50 states, she had visited 47 missing only Wisconsin, Alaska and Michigan. One of their favorite places to travel was to Branson, Mo., and went every year since 1991. It was a fun time with Harry and two daughters Peggy and Patti. At the time of her death, her bags were partially packed for another trip to Branson. She had a love for cooking and it was said that her food tasted the best because it was always made with love. Baking and cooking with her grandchildren was a favorite past time; each recipe had a story to go with it. She would tell you who it came from and how she came to learn to make the dish. Her cookies were a beloved treat and a spark of many fond memories from family gatherings. She always made sure to tell people Francis Falco was where she learned to make all those great cookies. She passed on her love of Italian cooking to all of her grandchildren. It was not a trip to Trinidad without a rigatoni dinner and a Jell-o cake. Johan was an active and beloved member of the New Life Church. She had a generous and kind heart that touched the lives of many. Many describe her as having a sweet soul and loving unconditionally. She was the core of the family, and there was nothing that meant more to her than her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was affectionately called ' Grandma J'  by her great grandchildren. Her home was filled of many pictures of her family. Johan even learned how to e-mail, text, Skype, Twitter and Facebook, in order to stay in touch with them. Getting a new picture message of a ' grandbaby'  was a highlight to her day. She loved to scrapbook and made a book for each of her great grandchildren. She studied her family genealogy and history. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Harry R. Sayre, daughters Patti (Jerry) Nickell of Las Animas, Peggy (Bob) Hamlin of Trinidad, five grandchildren: Kelly (Melissa) Nickell of Colorado Springs, Cory (Jaymi) Nickell of Greeley, Jacob (Amy) Hamlin of Trinidad, Casey (Jessica) Nickell of Greeley, Beth (Brice) Mossholder of Parker, and nine great grandchildren. Active pallbearers for Johan will be Jerry Nickell, Kelly Nickell, Cory Nickell, Casey Nickell, Bob Hamlin, Jacob Hamlin and Brice Mossholder. Honorary pallbearers will be Winifred Modica, Eleanor Sena, Beth Mossholder, Kristen Nickell, Melissa Nickell, Jaymi Nickell, Jessica Nickell, Amy Montoya, Destiny Montoya and her beloved nursing colleagues. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be sent in her memory to: Harry R. Sayre Senior Center, 1222 San Pedro Ave, Trinidad, CO 81082 or to Trinidad State Junior College Nursing Department, 600 Prospect St, Trinidad, CO 81082. Services will be held on Friday, Sept. 9 at 1p.m. at the Mullare Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Peggy Griner and Ann Klein officiating. Interment will follow at the Catholic Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Scalabrini, Silvio C.
Silvio C. Scalabrini - Colorado Springs Gazette - September 14, 2011 - Silvio C. Scalabrini, age 87, passed away on September 11, 2011. He is survived by his daughter, Sylvia Scalabrini, grandsons Eric T. Scalabrini, Joseph A. Scalabrini, sister, Ollie Hendricks, nieces, nephews and extended family. Silvio was born in Walsenburg, Colorado on January 23, 1924 to Egidio and Irene (Amedei) Scalabrini. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Magdalen and son, Robert Scalabrini. In 1943, a junior in high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in the Pacific. After completing military service, Silvio became a carpenter and began a homebuilding career that lasted a lifetime. He built homes in the northern suburbs of Chicago and Colorado Springs. He was a craftsman with a curious mind who loved challenges and once built a boat that he sailed on Lake Michigan. Silvio enjoyed tying flies and lake fishing in southern Colorado. Diagnosed with Macular Degeneration in 2008, he faced the challenge with dignity and courage. He was a wonderful husband, father, brother and grandfather who loved and provided for his family with hard work and determination. A reception is planned on Friday, September 16 at 9:00 AM at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 6455 Brook Park Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80918 and a Funeral Mass following at 10:00 AM.

Scales, Eleanor L.
Eleanor L. Scales - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 2009 - Eleanor L. Scales accepted the escort of the "angels on her pillow" May 29, 2009. Born to John H. and Mildred G. Linn on June 28, 1925. She was predeceased by her loving husband, William G. Scales; brother, Robert G. Linn; and sister-in-law, Nell Linn. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, William E. Scales (Chanda Ellis) and Lora (Gerald) Ure; grandchildren, Rebecca (Martin) Earhart, Jennie (Michael) DiGrado, Aaron (Kristi) Ure and Eric Ure; and great-grandchildren, Cassidie DiGrado, Kaylea Ure (who shares Eleanor's birthday) and James Earhart. Also survived by her sister, Jeanette; brother-in-law, Allen Spencer; and nieces and nephews. Eleanor was a dignified, elegant and compassionate soul whose gentleness and kindness graced so many lives. She was always gracious and taught her granddaughters the fine art of accessorizing. She was a true "Linn" lady. A most special thank you to the "E-team," Sylvia, Terry , Lorraine, Jessica and Arely, who gave her such loving care and allowed her to stay in her home. Also, thanks to Hospice, Parkview Homecare and the staff at Parkview Medical Center. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A celebration of her life and ice cream social will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, June 6, 2009, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 University Circle. Interment will take place at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through the funeral home.

Scaman, Lloyd
Lloyd Scaman - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 1964 - Lloyd Scaman dies at 64. Funeral services for Lloyd E. Scaman, 64, of 1729 Eden, will be at 2 p.m. Friday from Davis Mortuary, with the Rev. Claude Young, pastor of Temple Baptist Church, officiating. Military rites will be conferred at Valhalla Memorial Park. Scaman, a life-long resident of the Arkansas Valley, died at his home Tuesday after a long illness. Firemen administered first aid but were unable to revive him. Born in Las Animas, he was a maintenance engineer at Fort Lyon Veterans Hospital for 36 years. He was a member of the Retired Civil Service Employes and Pueblo Post 61, Veterans of Foreign Wars, where he served as a guard. He was a Navy Seabee veteran of World War II. Surviving are his widow, Nellie, two sons, Cecil and Clarence Scaman, both of Pueblo; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Phillips, Las Animas: Mrs. Edith Crowell, Priest River, Idaho, and Mrs. Susan Moore, Duncan, Ariz., and a brother, Nathan Scaman.

Scancarello, Charles Anthony
Charles Anthony Scancarello - Pueblo Chieftain - March 4, 2008 - Charles Anthony Scancarello, 80, born in Delequa, Colo. on Nov. 24, 1927, passed away on March 2, 2008. Preceded in death by his ' Fishing Buddy'  his son, John Scancarello. Survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Janet Scancarello; children, Kathy (Gene) Eberly of Commerce City, Colo. and Lucy Scancarello of Pueblo, Colo.; 11 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; siblings, Guy Scancarello, Rose Scancarello and Frances (Ray) Samec all of Pueblo; brother-in-law, Charles Grando of Pueblo; and sister-in-law, Minnie Langowski of Trinidad, Colo. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Wednesday, Our Lady of Meadows. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at the Eagles Hall, 704 Elmherst Pl. following interment. In lieu of food and flowers donation may be made to Our Lady of Meadows in memory of Charles Anthony Scancarello.

Scancarello, Guy
Guy Scancarello - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 2010 - Guy Scancarello, 79, went to be with the Lord Aug. 27, 2010. Preceded in death by his parents, Gaetano and Frances Scancarello; brothers, Joseph (Anna) and Charles Scancarello; sisters, Mary Lingo and Annette Cupps; and nephew, John Scancarello. Survived by his sisters, Rose Scancarello and Frances (Ray) Samec; sister-in-law, Janet Scancarello; numerous nieces and nephews. Guy was born Aug. 21, 1931, in Delagua, Colo. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and wood carving. Member of St. Mary Catholic Church. Special thanks to Dr. Kevin Johnson and the caring staff at Parkview Medical Center. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 307 E. Mesa Ave., with the Rev. Father Ben Bacino as celebrant. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Scaplo, Antoinette B.
Antoinette B. ' Honey'  Scaplo - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 2011 - Antoinette B. ' Honey'  Scaplo. She went to plant the gardens in heaven on July 26, 2011, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Orsola Guardamondo; husband, Louis J. Scaplo; and nephew, Charles Martinelli. Survived by her children, Angela (Ron) Petkosek, Lewis Scaplo, Sam Martinelli and Sam (Barbara) Guardamondo; sister, Josephine (Ralph) Montera; grandchildren, Luann (Dennis) Paradiso, Frank (Kass) Petkosek, Stephanie (Frank) Raper, Vince (Kristy) Petkosek and Anette (Jimmy) Hanratty; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Antoinette was the owner/operator of Scaplo Gardens most of her life. Memorial contributions may be made to the Charles Martinelli, Child in Need fund through the funeral home, Sangre de Cristo Hospice, or Meals on Wheels in Antoinette' s name. Rosary, 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2011; funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2011, both at St. Joseph Church. Entombment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Scaplo, Ralph Anthony
Ralph Anthony Scaplo - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2012 - Ralph Anthony Scaplo, 73, passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 12, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tony and Flora Scaplo; and his beloved wife of 44 years, Joyce Ann Scaplo. Ralph is survived by his children, Michael (Julie) Scaplo and Michelle (John) Guerin; grandchildren, Dustin Scaplo, Kristin Scaplo and Coleton Guerin; sister, Bernadine (Ron) Rimack. Ralph had a dedicated career with Safeway stores retiring in 1997. He enjoyed serving on numerous boards for the City and County of Pueblo. Since the ' 50s Ralph had a passion for cars; he passed on and shared that love with his entire family. He treasured the time he spent with family and friends at rod runs, car shows and cruise nights. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, Shrine of St. Therese. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family requests the omission of food and flowers and will receive family and friends after the entombment at the Shrine of St. Therese Hall. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Scarafiotti, Clarence T.
Clarence T. Scarafiotti - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2008 - Clarence T. Scarafiotti died peacefully in his sleep, on May 18, 2008, from a prolonged illness. He was born to Carolina and Fred Scarafiotti in Trinidad, Colo., on Dec. 4, 1915. He graduated from high school in Trinidad and moved to Pueblo, where he lived until his death. He is survived by his wife, Katherine; son, Tom Scarafiotti; daughter, Carolyn (Carl) Bongirno; stepdaughters, Lewrie (David) Close, Rebecca (Bill) Landing; brother, Steve Steveson; sister, Florence Walsh; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews. He also is survived by his loving, faithful companion, Rocky. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sylvia; his parents; two brothers, Leo and Charles Scarafiotti; and one sister, Augustine Cher. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. today, May 19, 2008, at the funeral home. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2008, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Scarafiotti, Thomas Leo
Thomas Leo Scarafiotti - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 2012 -Thomas Leo Scarafiotti died suddenly on Jan. 16, 2012, at the age of 70. He was a lifetime resident of Pueblo, Colo. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Sylvia Scarafiotti. Tom is survived by his partner, Thelma Santisevan; his sons, David, Joseph and Anthony; his sister, Carolyn (Carl) Bongirno; and grandchildren, Jarid, Sarah, Andrew and Travis; and nieces and nephews. Tom owned Tom's Barber Shop on Fourth Street and proudly served in the U. S. Marine Corps. Tom was loved dearly by his family and friends and will be sadly missed. Cremation, Imperial Gardens with interment at Fort Lyon at a future date. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Scarpulla, Rose
Rose (Cash) Scarpulla - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2011 - Rose (Cash) Scarpulla, 96, passed away July 24, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe; parents, Philip and Mary Cash; brothers, Frank and Carl ' Avie'  Cash; sisters, Sarah DeMarco, Rosalie ' Lee'  Santarelli, Josephine ' Jackie'  Mihelich, Betty Savage; and niece, Josephine Bieker. Survived by ' her children,'  nephews, John (Becky) Mihelich and Jim Mihelich; niece, Janice (Scott) Hunter; great-nephew, Jeff (Jamie) Hunter and their daughter, Eleanor; and great-niece, Stacey Mundis and her son, Jaxon; nieces and nephews, Carol (Art) Mungiole, Greg (Irene) Savage, Peggy (Mark) Lambuth, Debbie (Carl) Samson and Pat Cash; along with numerous cousins, 12 great-nieces and nephews; 12 great-great- nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Marie Scarpulla. Rose was born in Pueblo and raised on Goat Hill. She was a retired salesperson from Fashion Bar, where she enjoyed her many friendships with co-workers and customers. Family will receive family and friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today, July 27, 2011, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday, July 28, 2011, Holy Family Church, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Scatcherd, Earline
Earline (Medlan)(Moynes) Scatcherd - Desert Dispatch - March 31, 2005 - Earline Medlan Moynes Scatcherd died in Apple Valley on March 25, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; her parents, Flossie Maye Yeo and Oliver Riley Moynes; her brother, Elgin Alonzo "Bud" Moynes; and her granddaughter, Lynn Marie Christensen. She was in her 91st year. Born in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada in 1915, Earline is survived by her sister, Gwelda Dornath of Mesa, Ariz.; three daughters, Jacqueline Heflin and her husband, Dale of Apple Valley, Patricia Stephens and Ann Beasley of Hesperia. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, Michael Christensen of Delta, British Columbia, Canada; Nina Reyez, Michelle Wright and Oscar Reyez, all of Hesperia; Stacy Reyez, Cathee Schlager and Patrick Reyez, all of Apple Valley; Eric Schlager of Sacramento; Tony Christensen and Chuck Christensen, both of Lakewood, Colo.; and Kim Webb and Lee Anne Webb, both of Walsenburg, Colo. Twenty-five great-grandchildren and 81 great-great-grandchildren also survive her. Earline spent many of her working years as a telephone operator for Bell of Canada, General Telephone of Las Vegas, Nev., and the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev., and retired from Contel of California in Victorville. She also worked as a front-desk clerk for the Polaris Hotel in Fairbanks, Alaska, and was a customs driver for General Motors in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada during World War II. In 1975, she retired from the Health Department of the state of Alaska. Her family extends special thanks to Dr. Mohinder Ahluwalia of Apple Valley, Dr. Thomas Elder of Victorville, Dr. Vincent Ajanwachuku of Victorville and Joanna Richard, RN, of the Visiting Nurses Association in Victorville. Viewing will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Victor Valley Mortuary, 15609 11th St. in Victorville. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Victor Valley Mortuary is handling arrangements.

Scavarda, Michael Paul
Michael ' Mickey'  Paul Scavarda - Pueblo Chieftain - February 9, 2011 - Michael ' Mickey'  Paul Scavarda, 85, passed away Feb. 6, 2011. Visitation, 9 to 10 a.m., prior to funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Canon City. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery.

Schade, Henrietta Grace
Henrietta Grace Schade - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 2008 - Henrietta Grace Schade passed away April 23, 2008. Complete obituary to follow.

Schadler, William C.
William C. Schadler - Pueblo Chieftain - May 7, 2010 - William C. Schadler, 91, a resident at Villa Pueblo, peacefully slipped away May 3, 2010. He was born Oct. 4, 1918, in Boone, Ky., to the union of Elmer and Farol (Galloway) Schadler, who both preceded him in death, along with two sisters, two brothers, and a grandson, Tommy Schadler. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He received the Purple Heart, and attained the rank of sergeant. Bill, as he was fondly called, was in the first graduating class of 1938 of Simon Kenton High School. He loved gardening - he had the most beautiful yards - and he also enjoyed Western music and movies. Bill leaves to cherish his memories, his beautiful wife of 42 years, Fay M. Schadler; his children, Darleen (Andrew) Gibbs and Craig Schadler; a sister, Mary Evelyn (Joseph) Cheesman; in-laws, Erma Agresti and Louis (Marjorie) Agresti; five grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He had been a resident of Pueblo for the last 15 months. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Villa Pueblo Chapel, 845 Hunter Drive, with Father Edward Pettit as celebrant. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Schaeffer, James H.
James H. "Jim" Schaeffer - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 2011 - James H. "Jim" Schaeffer, 83, departed on July 9, 2011. Born May 2, 1928, in De Beque, Colo. Preceded in death by "kid" sister, Edythe L. Kelly. Survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Marion; children, Tom (Sharon) Schaeffer- Irion, James Schaeffer- Irion, both of San Diego, Calif., Dennis (Laurie) Schaeffer of Kenai, Alaska, Peggy (John) Hancock of Pueblo, Jerry Humphreys of Dallas, Texas, and Mary (Chris) Porter of Colorado City; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. Jim served in the U.S. Navy and was the weatherman for KOAA-TV in the 1970s. No longer the weatherman, Jim continued as sales manager until leaving to join the sales staff at KKTV. He enjoyed boating, camping, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, flying and spending time with family. He was a longtime member of the Optimist Club. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. There will be a celebration of Jim' s life, 1 p.m. Aug. 6, 2011, Ascension Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 420 W. 18th St. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Joni Fair Hospice House or Alzheimer' s Association.

Schaeffer, Steven
Steven Schaeffer - Cincinnati Enquirer - January 5, 2008 - Steven Lee Schaeffer of Walsenburg, Colorado entered into rest Nov 2, 2007 Steven was born may 29, 1948 to Betty Cahall Schaeffer and Henry Schaeffer in Cincinnati, Ohio He graduated from Mt. Healthy High School in 1965 then attended both University of Cincinnati and Miami University receiving his B.A. in Microbiology. He was employed by Procter & gamble CO until 1981 when he moved to Colorado with his family. Steven was preceded in death by his son Taylor Brandon Schaffer and father. He was an avid hunter and fisherman until he became disabled, Steven was self employed.

Schafer, Larry L.
Larry L. "Jim" Schafer - Pueblo Chieftain - February 7, 2010 - Larry L. "Jim" Schafer, 72, of Pueblo West, passed away Feb. 4, 2010. He was born Jan. 5, 1938 in Peoria, Ill., to William and Mary (Anderson) Schafer. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Jack and William Schafer. Jim is survived by his brother, Jerry (Jerri) Schafer; niece, Mychel Ankeny; cousin, Beverly Risen; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He retired from the Colorado State Hospital after more than 40 years of service. Over the past 20 years he built numerous homes in Pueblo and Pueblo West. Jim was a true friend to many and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, St. Pius X Catholic Church, with the Rev. Bill Huber officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to PAWS for Life, P.O. Box 11208, Pueblo, CO 81001, or to the American Cancer Society, 1445 N. Union, Suite B100, Colorado Springs, CO 80909.

Schafer, Mary
Mary Schafer - Las Cruces Sun-News - January 15, 2012 - Mary Helen Schafer (Nee Mendez) September 16, 1917-January 10, 2012 Helen Schafer (Nee Mendez), age 94 passed away quietly on January 10, 2012 at the Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces. Born in Trinidad, Colorado, she resided for many years in Denver before moving to Las Cruces to be with family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Earl Schafer, Mother and Father, Julia and Luis, Brothers Louis and Alfred, and Sister Carmen. She leaves her loving nephew, Alfred and niece, Benadette, and many other nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be at 6 PM on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 at Mesilla Valley Hospice La Posada Chapel with Reverend Father Don Adamski officiating. Arrangements by Getz Funeral Home corner of Solano and Bowman Ave., Las Cruces, NM 526-2419.

Schafer, Rollie R. Sr.
Rollie Schafer - Trinidad Times Independent - January 9, 2007 - Pharmacist - Rollie Schafer, 93, of Denton, Texas, died January 2, 2007, at the Lake Forest Good Samaritan Village in Denton. Mr. Schafer was born February 8, 1918, in Higbee, Mo., the youngest of nine children to Frank Henry Schafer Sr. and Henrietta Cruse Schafer. Rollie grew up in the coal camps of Southern Colorado, coming of age in Cokedale, a coal mining community west of Trinidad. When he graduated from Trinidad High School in 1930, his dad told him that he would be the first of his family to go to college. But Rollie protested, saying that he wanted to be a coal miner like his dad and his older brothers. They struck a bargain. Rollie would go to college during the academic year, then return in the summer to mine coal. In the summer of 1931, Rollie suffered a broken leg when the mine roof caved in on him. Returning to the University of Colorado at Boulder on crutches that fall, he never mined again. Mr. Schafer earned one of the last of the University of Colorado' s three-year pharmacy degrees in 1933. He stayed on to earn one of the first four-year degrees in 1934. Because pharmacy jobs were hard to get, he stayed on as a graduate student in chemistry, which paid better than any pharmacy job. Rollie married a Boulder girl, Marjorie June Mason on June 6, 1936 in nearby Golden, Colo. After working as a pharmacist in Walsenburg and Denver, he and Lloyd Lohmeyer, a friend from the pharmacy school borrowed money to purchase a drug store in 1946 in rural Akron, Colo. on the wheat growing high plains of Eastern Colorado. The world demand for wheat after World War II buoyed the business and Rollie paid off the loan and bought out his partner in 1951. Mr. Schafer sold the drugstore in 1973 and retired to Longmont where he worked part time at several pharmacies. He later remembered, ' We had customers in Akron, but we only thought of them as customers. After we retired, we realized that many of our customers were really our best friends.'  The Schafer' s moved to Denton to be near their only son and their grandchildren in 1996. After Mrs. Schafer moved to the Nursing Center at the Lake Forest Good Samaritan Village in 2002, Mr. Schafer moved to his grandson' s house near Lake Forest so that he could visit her daily. He moved to Lake Forest in August 2006. A memorial service was held in the Chapel of the Lake Forest Good Samaritan Village in Denton January 7. Mr. Schafer' s ashes will be interred at Green Mountain Cemetery in Boulder next summer. Mr. Schafer is survived by his wife Marjorie; his only child, Rollie Schafer Jr., and his wife Sue; his two grandsons, Tony and his wife Shirley and their two children, Christopher and Lindsy, and Ben and his wife Kim, all of Denton. Arrangements were under the direction of Denton Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Schafer, William B. Jr.
William (Bill) B. Schafer, Jr. - Huerfano World Journal - November 18, 2010 - William (Bill) B. Schafer, Jr., 79, passed away November 4. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Linda; his sons Bill (Lisa) of Boulder, Colo., Bret (Kelli) of Hoehne, Colo., and Bob (Kristen) of Cokedale, Colo., daughter Beth (Troy) Kreutzer of Hoehne, Colo., and brother Ronald (Leatrice) Schafer of Walsenburg. Bill also had seven grandchildren; John Schafer, Bryan Schafer, Craig Schafer, Marley Schafer, Sawyer Schafer, Cydney Kreutzer and Kyle Kreutzer. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 15 at United Church of Walsenburg. In lieu of flowers and food, donations to the United Church of Walsenburg or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice are suggested.

Schaffenburg, Fernando
Fernando Schaffenburg - Pueblo Chieftain - March 7, 2009 - Fernando Schaffenburg, 83, passed away at his home, in Pueblo, on March 6, 2009. Survived by his wife of 33 years, Karen P. Schaffenburg; children, Kurt Schaffenburg, Karl (Patricia) Schaffenburg, and Ingrid Schaffenburg; brother, Carl Schaffenburg; and numerous other family members. Preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Fritz Schaffenburg. He was born on April 2, 1925, in Mexico City, Mexico, to Carlos and Lilia Schaffenburg. Fernando performed with the American Ballet Theater, Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, and in four original Broadway shows. He chaired the dance department at T.C.U. and was the artistic advisor and master teacher at the Sangre de Cristo School of Dance. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 4 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Schaffer, Charles
Charles Schaffer - Pueblo Indicator - May 1, 1920 - Charles Schaffer, an old-time policeman, who has been sick for several years, died at a hospital on Wednesday of this week.

Schaffer, Emery L.
Emery L. Schaffer - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2009 - Emery L. Schaffer, 73, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 23, 2009. He is preceded in death by his brother, Dale Schaffer; sister, Virginia Lewis; and parents, Emory and Bertha Schaffer. Emery is survived by his sons, Glen (Andrea Thornton) and Curtis (Margaret) Schaffer; grandchildren, Brandon, Devon, Chandra Schaffer and Brandon Wilson; great-grandchildren, Kaedyn, Alex and Clara Jayde; and numerous other relatives and friends. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Pueblo Christian Center. Family and friends will be received at the church hall following service.

Schaller, Helen Rose
Helen Rose Schaller - Dodge City Daily Globe - March 23, 2005 - Helen Rose Schaller, 86, died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at Medicalodge, Kinsley. She was born March 17, 1919, to George C. and Emma (Nitchke) Fox at Newton. She married Henry "Dutch" Schaller May 9, 1952 at Kinsley. He preceded her in death Dec. 2, 1997. She was a longtime Kinsley resident and retired teacher. She was a member of the St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Kinsley. Survivors include three sons, Dennis, Dan, and David, all of Kinsley; one daughter, Sondra Schaller, Trinidad, Colo.; one brother, Farold Fox, Lewis; and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. A vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Kinsley. The funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Church with the Rev. Nicanor Ferangco presiding. Burial will be in the St. Nicholas Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the St. Nicholas Catholic School in care of McKillip Funeral Home, 623 Marsh, Kinsley, KS 67547.

Schecter, Velma Margaret
Velma Margaret (Schmidt) Schecter - Huerfano World Journal - November 21, 2012 - Velma Margaret (Schmidt) Schecter, 88, passed away at her ranch home near Rye, CO on Tuesday, November 6th. She was born on February 2, 1924 on a ranch between Gardner and Westcliffe, CO, to her parents, Charles and Naomi (Baker) Schmidt. Raleigh Schmidt, brother of Velma, and Bruce Newcomb Schecter, husband of Velma preceded her in death, as well as her parents. She is survived by her sons, John Schecter and wife Lynn of Rye, CO; David Schecter and his two sons, Travis Schecter and Jesse Schecter of California, and her daughter JoAnn Tomsic of Rye, CO, whose daughters are Erica Tomsic and husband Jon Conley of TX, and Jessica Schlueter, husband Shannon, and Velma' s 2 great-grandchildren, Harmon and Elley, of North Carolina. Also surviving is Velma' s brother, Warren Schmidt, his wife Wilma, of Florence, CO, and their children, Betty Schmid-Miller, Larry Schmidt, Marilyn Golden and Dwaine Schmidt with their respective families. As a wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend, and neighbor, Velma had a profound positive effect on many. To celebrate her life, a memorial service was held on Tuesday, November 13th at 11:00 a.m. at the United Church of Walsenburg, (Walsenburg, CO), with a luncheon following. Donations on her behalf can be made to the Southern Colorado Chapter of Territorial Daughters or the Huerfano County Farm Bureau. Online contacts can be made at joatomsic@yahoo.com, or through 6939 County Road 650, Rye, CO. The family wishes to thank Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Scheets, Thomas (Rev.)
Reverend Thomas Scheets - Colorado Springs Gazette - August 8, 1996 - 2 Priests Slain in Pueblo - Bodies Found Inside Rectory - Pueblo - Two priests were found slain Wednesday night in a church rectory on the city's east side. When one of the priests did not show up at an evening engagement, a friend went to the rectory of St. Leander's at about 6:15 p.m. and found the victims in separate rooms, according to Charlene Graham, deputy chief of the Pueblo Police Department. The priests were identified by Coroner Jim Kramer as the Rev. Tom Sheets and the Rev. Louis Stovick. Both suffered "multiple trauma" to the torso, but police would not be specific. The men were last seen about 3 p.m. by clerical workers. Graham said nothing appeared to be stolen. A crowd of about 100 mourners milled outside the church early into this morning, consoling one another and reciting the rosary. A 3-foot framed painting of Jesus was propped against a tree, surrounded by candles. Terri Brelsford, a 15-year member of the church, said "Father Tom," as he was known, helped her nephews get a seminary scholarhship. "I don't know what our church is going to do without them (the two priests)." Colorado Springs Gazette - August 9, 1996 - Parishioner Arrested in Slaying of Priests - Pueblo Police Still Seeking Motive in Deadly Attack - Pueblo - As scores of St. Leander Church members prayed over candelight Thursday for the souls of two priests who were slain Wednesday, police arrested a 20-year-old parishioner and jailed him on suspicion of committing the crimes. Police took Douglas James Comiskey into custody Thursday evening and booked him into Pueblo County Jail on suspicion of two counts of first-degree murder. Comiskey is a member of St. Leander, a parish of about 1,500 working-class, mostly Hispanic families on Pueblo's east side, said Pueblo Police Chief Ruben Archuleta. Archuleta said investigators still do not know what motivated the attack in which the Rev. Louis Stovik, 77, and Rev. Thomas Scheets, 65, were killed. Scheets had been pastor of St. Leander Catholic Church since 1990, and Stovik was a retired priest who had lived at the church rectory for three years. Deputy Coroner Kim Wittrup said both men had been stabbed in the torso, but Archuleta would not say if a weapon had been recovered. The bloodied bodies of the two men were found in separate rooms of the rectory Wednesday at about 6:15 p.m. by the Rev. William Powers, a fellow priest who stopped by to check in on his friends. Archuleta said physical evidence at the crime scene led them to investigate Comiskey. He declined to describe the evidence. Late Thursday, police literally swarmed over a house near the church, climbing onto the roof, taking pictures and measurements and repeatedly entering and leaving. Comiskey lived with his mother in the house, owned by his grandmother. Detectives also spent late Wednesday and all day Thursday combing every inch of the two-story, blondbrick rectory for blood, fingerprints, hair and other clues. Colorado Bureau of Investigation officers also worked the scene. Officers did find a trail of blood drops leading from the front door of the rectory - which is behind the church and faces north - leading to Risley Middle School to the west. All day Thursday, police had said next to nothing about the investigation. Archuleta said detectives were pursuing a "good lead," but did not elaborate. Then, at 7 p.m., Archuleta announced police would make an arrest within the next couple of hours. "We felt the anxiety in the neighborhood," the chief said. "We wanted them to know we're on top of this. We want to ease the fears in the community. This is still a very safe community." Applause erupted among the 100 or so people gathered outside the yellow police tape surrounding the church and rectory when news of the impending arrest reached them. "They have to answer to the man upstairs. When they do that, they're in trouble," said Robert Lopez, 24, raised from childhood in the St. Leander parish community. Before the arrest, police gathered some of the 54 priests of the Pueblo Diocese at a secret location to discuss their safety. "We have no idea of the motive," Archuleta said at the time, "so we assume other priests could be a target." As news of the slayings spread late Wednesday and early Thursday, hundreds of people assembled an impromptu shrine outside the church. People lined up in the nearby Safeway to buy candles, which were placed along the sidewalk next to St. Leander, along with pictures of Jesus, the Virgin Mary, flowers and a red rose surrounded by blue tissue paper and the single word: "Why?" On the front door of the church, a sign read: "No daily Mass until further notice." Arthur Tafoya, bishop of the Pueblo Diocese, said there would be a Sunday Mass. The diocese had no information about a memorial service or funeral arrangements. Ten Catholic Social Service counselors set up a crisis counseling center in the church gym, where they met with at least 200 people. At noon, about 25 mourners said the Rosary in the sweltering sun in the middle of Seventh Street outside the church. Meanwhile, downtown at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Tafoya led the noon Mass for about 100 people. Two candles glowed on the altar, and many wept as the bishop spoke about Scheets and Stovik. "These men gave their lives to build the Church of God," Tafoya said. Tafoya urged prayers for the slain priests, their families and friends, the parishioners of St. Leander - and the suspected killer. "We must pray for the person or persons who committed this traumatic crime," he said. "May they also know God's love and God's mercy." As investigators continued tight-lipped with their grim work, parishioners, friends and relatives of the slain priests poured out their anguish. "I'm like a fish out of water," the Rev. Powers said Thursday from the living room of his home just a block away from St. Leander. "I've lost my best friend." Both priests had deep ties to the community. Each worked closely on the Catholic High Initiative - a push to get a Catholic high school in Pueblo. Those who knew Scheets said he reached out to younger people, even to the point of wearing a leather jacket, boots and a wallet chain. "Father Tom would give his arm for anyone," said Carlos Arguello, 17, at student at Centennial High in Pueblo. "It's sad to see two good priests go." Stovik was described as a man who held fast to deep Catholic traditions. "He was stern but gentle," said Jeff Moore, whose children were baptized by Stovik. "He was just like a parent. He would tell you what you did wrong, why and then how to fix it." Stovik had just retired from the administrative end of church business. Even so, those who knew him said Stovik would get up at 5:30 a.m. every day to deliver Communion to the sick. And every evening after dinner, he would walk the church parking lot - kicking rocks off it so people wouldn't trip over them. "He would always give me hell for not going to church," Moore said. "He was ornery, but he was the nicest man in the world you'd ever wanted to meet." Many others, including brothers of Scheets, said the priests often would open their door to beggars asking for money or food. "He was a kind and gentle person," said Sam Scheets, brother of Thomas and an employee of the Illinois Department of Public Aid. "I know he was quite often approached by poor people and the homeless and he helped them. It's very shocking." The Rev. Francis Kelley Scheets of All Saints Parish in New York City flew to Pueblo on Thursday after hearing about his brother. "He never turned anyone away," Francis said of his brother. And that, Bishop Tafoya said, might have led Stovik and Scheets to the fateful encounter. "In our violent society, clergy and religious are no longer exempt," Tafoya said. "These men dedicated their lives in the service of the Catholic Church. Sadly, they died while still carrying out their priestly ministry." Brothers In The Cloth - The two Catholic priests slain in Pueblo were raised by hard-working, lower middle class families who were devoutly Catholic, family members said Thursday during telephone interviews. And both had brothers who became Catholic priests. "I've lost a good friend," said Sam Scheets, a younger brother of the Rev. Thomas Scheets. "It's very shocking. I'm upset that he was taken like this." The Rev. Thomas Scheets - The Rev. Thomas Scheets was born March 10, 1931, in Aurora, Ill. He was one of four brothers, said Sam Scheets, 61. The Scheets boys were raised in Minneapolis; their father worked in a flour mill, and their mother was a homemaker. Thomas Scheets followed the footsteps of an older brother, Francis, who is also a priest, Sam Scheets said from his home in Jacksonville, Ill. The brothers attended seminary in Indiana while they were in high school, said Sam Scheets. Thomas Scheets was ordained on May 26, 1956, in Fort Wayne, Ind. He came to Colorado in 1975 as an associate pastor at La Junta Catholic Parish. The following includes highlights of his career, according to the Diocese of Pueblo: Appointed pastor, St. Leander Parish in Pueblo, July 1990; Appointed pastor, La Junta Catholic Parish in La Junta, July 1981; Appointed co-pastor of St. Michael Parish in Delta and St. Philip Mission in Cedaredge, June 1980; Appointed associate pastor, St. Michael Parish in Delta, August 1978. He also served on several diocese boards, including the Clergy Benefit Society Board, Diocese of Pueblo Salary Structure and Policy Committee and Finance Advisory Council. He also was a liaison for the bishop for several parishes in southeastern Colorado near La Junta. The Rev. Louis Stovik - The Rev. Louis Stovik was born Sept. 5, 1918, in Curlew, a small town in Ferry County, Wash. He was one of 11 children - 10 boys and one girl - said his brother, Conrad Stovik, 88, during a telephone conversation from his home in Washington state. The children were raised in a rural area, where their parents were cattle ranchers, Conrad Stovik said. The family was devoutly Catholic and attended Mass regularly, said Conrad Stovik, a retired sawmill worker. Four of the brothers became priests, said Conrad Stovik. Louis Stovik was ordained on June 11, 1949, in Fargo, N.D. He came to Colorado after being appointed assistant pastor for St. Columba Parish in Durango in July 1949, according to the Diocese of Pueblo. The following includes highlights of his career, according to the Diocese of Pueblo: Named diocesan chaplain, for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, 1988; Appointed pastor, St. Therese Parish in Vineland, July 1983; Appointed associate pastor, Christ the King Parish in Pueblo, August 1972; Appointed chaplain, Sacred Heart Orphanage and director of athletics at Pueblo Catholic High School, 1953. The Rev. Stovik held numerous other positions at several parishes, schools and hospitals. Picture caption: Sadie Martinez, left, grandmother of slaying suspect Douglas Comiskey, was planning to dine with the Rev. Thomas Scheets on Wednesday, the same day the priest was found dead, along with the Rev. Louis Stovik, at Pueblo's St. Leander rectory. Martinez, who worked in the rectory for 20 years, is hugged Thursday by fellow parishioner Leroy Garcia hours before it was announced her grandson was a suspect. Colorado Springs Gazette - August 10, 1996 - Pueblo Slayings Suspect Had History of Instability - Preliminary Report Finds Two Priests Bled to Death From Multiple Wounds - Pueblo - The man accused of slaying two St. Leander priests led a troubled life checkered with criminal activity, drugs and mental problems. But those who knew 20-year-old Douglas James Comiskey couldn't fathom him committing the crimes police suspect he carried out. "I've known Doug since he was a baby," said neighbor Jean Gonzalez. "This is sad, very sad. I feel sad for Doug." Comiskey faces two first-degree murder charges in the Wednesday deaths of the Rev. Thomas Scheets, 65, and the Rev. Louis Stovik, 77, both who lived in the rectory of the eastside church. Comiskey remained in the Pueblo County Jail without bail on Friday. No motive has emerged, as Comiskey refused to talk to investigators, said Pueblo Police Chief Ruben Archuleta. Investigators and attorneys surrounding the case were tight-lipped Friday. Police investigators believe Comiskey went into the priests' two-story home behind the church sometime Wednesday afternoon. The Rev. William Powers, who lives nearby, discovered Scheets' bloody body lying face down in the living room. He said he found Stovik, who had suffered a head wound, in an office in the back of the rectory. Comiskey was arrested Thursday night - 28 hours after the bodies were discovered. An autopsy showed both men bled to death from multiple puncture wounds, said Sgt. Dave Santos, the deputy county coroner. He said a pathologist's report, still to be completed, may determine the weapon and the number of wounds. Comiskey waived a hearing advising him of his rights Friday, shortly after being assigned to public defender Doug Wilson. Wilson successfully helped defend Eugene Baylis, who faced numerous felony charges in the 1993 shooting death of two Colorado Springs bar patrons. Tenth Judicial District Attorney Gus Sandstrom asked for Comiskey's file in this case to be sealed, and District Judge Eugene Halaas agreed. Halaas went a step further and slapped a gag order on everyone involved in the case. Neighbors, former classmates and past co-workers describe Comiskey as an unemployed high-school dropout trying to rebound from bouts with drugs, crime and mental problems. Comiskey - known in the neighborhood as "Dougie" - had returned in January after a month long stay in a Denver hospital psychiatric ward. It was the culmination of what appeared to be a troubled few years. In August 1993, Comiskey was present when two friends were hit by gunfire from an Uzi assault rifle, according to published reports. Then in March 1995, he stole his mother's television set and jewelry from her home - after he had been evicted - and hawked them at a neighborhood pawn shop, earlier court documents state. He later admitted the crime, as well as telling police he started drinking alcohol when he was 16 years old and using marijuana when he was 17. The 6-foot, brown-eyed man, who loved to shoot hoops with neighborhood children, lived with his grandmother and his mother in a cream-colored bungalow across the street from St. Leander. Gonzalez, 49, has lived across from the church - and two doors down from Comiskey - for 30 years. Gonzalez said her 15-year-old son, Rafael, would often play basketball with Comiskey. She remembers Comiskey helping set up for the church carnival just last month. The manager of a Pueblo Hardees fast-food restaurant offered Comiskey a job once he was released from the hospital, but he refused because he told her he was on anti-depressant medication. "He was never violent with any of the kids," Gonzalez said. "He was the furthest person in my mind who would do anything to a priest." Comiskey also volunteered for the Boys Club, which met at the St. Leander Gym. Boys Club officials had "no comment" on his work there. "He was a nice kid," Gonzalez said. "He was pretty wild back then, but when he came back from Denver he was reversed. Like a totally different kid." Gonzalez said the change was most evident in his eyes. "His eyes were real funny," she said. "Glaring, looking eyes." Although his parents, Pat and Georgia Comiskey, divorced when he was a child, Comiskey grew up surrounded by the unyielding love of Sadie Martinez, his 84-year-old grandmother who spent two decades cooking and cleaning inside the rectory. Because of Martinez - whom neighbors described as "The Walking Saint" - the church was a part of his life from the beginning. The morning after the killings, Martinez joined mourners in front of the rectory, remembering fondly the two priests to whom she made daily visits. "I don't think she knew," said Marie Labo, 72, a longtime friend. "She was such a lovable woman." Both Martinez and Georgia Comiskey were staying at an undisclosed location on Friday and couldn't be reached for comment. Like many youths in the neighborhood, Comiskey attended East High School. Several former classmates said they most remember his action on the soccer field. In the 1992 yearbook, Comiskey is pictured on both the varsity and junior varsity soccer teams. Comiskey, who has a sister and brother, also was an avid basketball player. "He would walk in front of the house alone or with another boy, bouncing a ball," said Bob Lopez, a 63-year-old neighbor. "He would say `hi' but that was about it." Comiskey is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 19. Funeral services for the priests are tentatively scheduled for 11 a.m. on Monday at the Colorado State Fairgrounds. Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - August 11, 1996 - A Call For Forgiveness - Hundreds Congregate in Pueblo to Grieve and Pray for Slain Priests - Pueblo - They came to pray for the ones who had once led them in prayer. The grieving parishioners filed into St. Leander - 350 strong - genuflected, and slowly filled the wooden pews of the 71-year-old church. The weight of grief pushed down as they gathered Saturday for the first time in many years without their leaders - the Revs. Thomas Scheets, 65, and Louis Stovik, 77. The priests were slain Wednesday just beyond the wall behind the church altar. A parishioner, 20-year-old Douglas James Comiskey, faces two first-degree murder charges in their deaths. ' It still seems like a bad dream,'  said John Arguello, 60. ' It seems like I' m going to walk back in there, and they' ll be standing there.'  To those who attend St. Leander, the church in this close-knit, mostly Hispanic neighborhood is more than bricks and mortar. It is their rock, a gathering place for 1,500 families who attend services. They are a family. And Saturday night, the leaders of the Diocese of Pueblo challenged this family to perform what most would consider a Herculean task: Forgive the killer. ' What do we pray in the ' Our Father' - Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us,'  Bishop Arthur Tafoya told the parishioners. ' If you find it hard to forgive, look at the cross with Jesus Christ and his hands outstretched,'  Tafoya said. ' The whole world was against him, yelling ' crucify him.' And what did he say: ' Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do.' '  ' He touched my life in several ways,'  Dorothy Lopez, 44, said of ' Father Tom.'  ' This leaves a big hole in my life.'  Scheets had buried Lopez' s husband, married her daughter and baptized her son and granddaughter. Many residents say the church is the focal point of this lower-income neighborhood. Students from nearby Risley Middle School attended classes in the church while the school was closed for chemical contamination last spring. Children can often be found playing basketball in the gym - part of a Catholic grade school that closed in the early 1970s. Boys Club members also gather at the gym, which until recently also was the site of weekly bingo games. And every year, residents congregate in the church lot for a fund-raising carnival. That doesn' t include all the families who gather for Masses, weddings, funerals, baptisms and first communions. ' It seems as though someone is always around,'  said Jean Gonzalez, 49, who has lived across the street from the church for 30 years. ' We are united regardless of what has happened,'  said Arguello, a 46-year parishioner. ' We are one big family.'  The day after the priests' bodies were discovered, Bishop Tafoya asked people to pray for the person responsible. Tafoya said Saturday he plans to send District Attorney Gus Sandstrom a letter, urging him not to seek the death penalty in the case. ' The death penalty is not the way to go,'  he said. ' That is using violence with violence.'  ' I know people are angry,'  said the Rev. Edward Nunez. ' But they need to forgive and move on.'  Nunez, now vicar general for the diocese, accepted his first assignment as pastor of St. Leander in 1975. He stayed in that role for four years. ' It is important because now is really a time for the community to practice what it preaches,'  Nunez said. ' It' s what Christ would have done. ' ¦This is all part of loving your neighbor as yourself.'  Crisis counselor Frank Dunn sat in the St. Leander gym all day Friday to talk to parishioners. Anger is a natural part of grieving, he said. ' Without it, the healing can' t completely occur,'  Dunn said. But Dunn acknowledged that finding forgiveness in their hearts will be difficult for some people. ' The community needs to come together and talk and share their grief,'  he said. ' They need to share their faith and stand together.'  Bob Lopez, 63, also lives near the church. He knows forgiveness would be the Christlike thing to do, but he' s not sure it' s possible for him. ' Father Tom was not only my spiritual leader, he was my friend.'  Lopez' s neighbor, Jeff Moore, enjoyed a close relationship with Stovik. The retired priest baptized both his children. ' What (the killer) did was flat out wrong. He will pay for that come judgment day,'  Moore said. ' I' m angry, you bet. Something was taken from me' ¦Priests are supposed to stand for all that' s good in the human race. To have that thrown away doesn' t make sense.'  Forgiveness? ' I may be able to forgive the person, but I cannot forgive the act,'  Moore said. There could be many who feel as Moore does, but Dorothy Lopez feels sure she knew her priest' s heart. ' I do know Father Tom would have forgiven.'  Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - August 13, 1996 - Saying Goodbye - Pueblo Gathers to Mourn Slain Priests - Pueblo - Heather and Samantha Corral, 12 and 8, came to the Colorado State Fairgrounds on Monday dressed in their Sunday best - frilly dresses and fancy bows - to say goodbye to the priest who had baptized them. The two pretty, dark-eyed girls were joined at the Events Center by 3,800 other people from every neighborhood of this close-knit town, a community that takes family and faith seriously. They came to the indoor arena to celebrate the lives of two Roman Catholic priests - the Revs. Thomas Scheets and Louis C. Stovik - who were stabbed to death in their rectory Wednesday. They came to find solace and strength in the ancient rituals of a Catholic Mass, a ceremony presided over this day by five bishops and an arch bishop, all dressed in cream-colored vestments. But vestments, rituals and liturgy meant little to Heather and Samantha. They just know ' Father Tom'  won' t be there to greet them at the Spanish-speaking Mass at St. Leander Church on the city' s east side. ' They' re really upset about it. They cried for days,'  said the girls' mother, Sharon, who herself grew up two blocks from the church and remains a volunteer there. ' They don' t want to go to Mass because Father Tom is not going to be there to greet them. He used to tell them he was proud of them for getting up early for the 8 o' clock Mass.'  But their father, Henry, said, ' It' s reality. They' re going to have to deal with it.'  That' s something the city of Pueblo will have to do, too, said usher and Knights of Columbus member Gilbert Pacheco. ' I think in the long run, the killings are going to unite the community. Something good is going to come out of it.'  Salesman Jinks Chavez, who is not Catholic but who came to the Mass ' out of respect,'  said the packed service itself shows how special his city is, a city where extended family ties link neighborhoods and classes. ' It' s brought the community together,'  he said. ' I' m sure people of all faiths are here. We always got along pretty good, but this has brought us even closer together.'  Across town and four days removed from the anguish, grief and anger that poured out of the community on news of the slayings, the eastside neighborhood surrounding the church was back to normal. ' Last week was pure hell - not knowing who' s who, or who' s supposed to be here and who' s not. This is how it' s supposed to be,'  said Irene Moore, who lives directly across from the front door of St. Leander. ' People I' ve never seen before were standing in front of the church for hours, trying to keep candles lit in the wind,'  said Irene' s husband, Jeff. The Moores opted not to attend the services at the State Fairgrounds; they wanted a break from crowds. ' I took a ride out to the cemetery,'  said Irene Moore. ' Father Scheets is just 11 plots away from my grandmother.'  ' I didn' t want to see the bodies; I wanted to remember them alive,'  added her husband. Sadie Martinez, the grandmother of the 20-year-old man suspected in the killings, Douglas Comiskey, attended the funeral with her family. ' The neighborhood is really worried about her. We hope she has the strength to get through this,'  said Jeff Moore. At the same time Mass was taking place at the State Fairgrounds, business carried on as usual downtown. But there were some indications the city is still grappling with a return to normality. Sophista Kats Inc., a women' s apparel store on Main Street, posted the sign ' Closed Today in Memory of the Rev. Thomas Scheets and the Rev. Louis Stovik. May They Rest in Peace.'  In the B & A Bootery, on Main Street, employees Phil Vigil and John Rivera considered what kind of toll the tragedy would take on the community. ' The wound is never going to completely heal,'  said Vigil. ' People will mourn, but life must go on. We can' t let this hold the community back, you' ve got to forgive. The neighborhood' s been somber and quiet, but it will come back probably stronger than ever.'  Many people said they would try to heed the advice of Bishop Arthur Tafoya, who said during the service, ' In our tragedy, we must learn to love and forgive.'  But that doesn' t mean they' ll forget - especially Father Tom, who topped off his all-black wardrobe with a black motorcycle jacket. ' I told him he looked like a biker - all he needed was a motorcycle,'  said Henry Corral. ' It' s going to be hard to find someone to replace him,'  said Sharon Corral. ' Everyone was so used to his ways, his laughter, his jokes. He always made jokes.'  Stovik was cut from a stricter, sterner cloth. Bishop Tafoya told mourners that where Father Tom would give him a quick hug and run off to other duties, ' Father Stovik would look at me and proceed to give me some advice.'  After the standing-room only Mass, about 200 friends, family members and priests drove to Roselawn Cemetery where Scheets was to be buried. (Stovik will be buried in North Dakota.) Among those saying goodbye was the Rev. Ron Roache. He said the priests who rode to the cemetery together in a bus were talking about how Father Tom would have reacted to the solemn Mass said for him and Stovik. ' He would have said ' Enough! Enough! Enough!' '  said Roache. ' Father Tom was known for his short funerals.'  Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - August 17, 1996 - Suspect in Priests' Slayings Arrested at Medical Clinic - Pueblo - The suspect in the slayings of two Catholic priests was arrested at a clinic where he had gone to have a cut finger treated, the Pueblo Chieftain reported Friday. The Chieftain said sources told the newspaper 20-year-old Douglas Comiskey was arrested at the Family Medical Center. By coincidence, that is where Pueblo Coroner James Kramer works as a physician' s assistant. Kramer is in charge of the autopsies being performed on the Rev. Thomas Scheets, 65, who was pastor of St. Leander Catholic Church, and the Rev. Louis Stovik, 77, a retired priest who lived with Scheets in the parish rectory. Authorities said the men bled to death in the rectory from stab wounds Aug. 7. Comiskey was arrested Aug. 9 and is being held without bond on two counts of first-degree murder. A gag order has been imposed in the case, so information about his arrest and the evidence that led to it are under seal. The Chieftain said it has learned police were alerted to Comiskey through a Family Medical Center staffer who suspected Comiskey might be involved in the priests' deaths. Medical personnel became suspicious when Comiskey told them he had injured his hand by slamming it in a car door, then said he did not recall how he hurt his hand, the Chieftain said. A center staffer called police, according to the newspaper. The Chieftain said its sources reported that Comiskey was accompanied by his mother Thursday morning when he sought medical attention for the cut. When he was arrested, he had a bandaged hand. Pueblo Police Chief Ruben Archuleta confirmed that Comiskey ' was brought in willingly from there when we started to follow up some leads.'  Comiskey' s first court appearance is Monday in Pueblo District Court, where the judge will review whether bond should be set and schedule further court dates. Colorado Springs Gazette - August 22, 1996 - Priest Slaying Suspect Sought Care, Paper Says - Pueblo - Less than two weeks before he was charged with the slayings of two Catholic priests, the 20-year-old suspect sought psychiatric treatment, according to a newspaper report. The Pueblo Chieftain said in its Wednesday edition that sources said Douglas James Comiskey and his mother went to the emergency room at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in late July. He was examined by the psychiatrist on duty, who recommended that he be hospitalized, but Comiskey refused hospitalization, the Chieftain reported. Comiskey has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the slayings of the Revs. Thomas Scheets, 65, and Louis Stovik, 77. Comiskey lived across the street from the St. Leander Church rectory where they were found dead Aug. 7. Comiskey was arrested the next day at the Family Medical Center when he sought medical treatment for cuts on his hands, the Chieftain reported. Records in the case have been sealed and officials have been ordered not to talk about the case. The Chieftain said the nature of the problem that brought Comiskey to the hospital emergency room before the slayings was not known. Bill Bush, St. Mary-Corwin Hospital's outgoing administrator, would not discuss Comiskey's appearance in the emergency room.

Schein, Merle
Merle Schein - Denver Post - February 19, 2011- Merle Schein, 80, born in Trinidad, CO died on Feb. 14, 2011. His son's Sam and Scott and their families survive him. Donations to the . Memorial service, March 14, 9:30 AM, Ft Logan Nat'l Cemetery at 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd.

Schenk, Paul
Paul Schenk - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 2011 - Paul Schenk. On July 7, 2011, Paul Schenk took his last road trip. This time the destination was heaven. On this day, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend went to the "Great Spirit" in the sky. Paul was a kind and gentle man who spent his life living for his family, studying the lives of the Native American people, the ways of the "Mountain Man," and was an avid model railroader. He was a graduate of CU-Boulder and proudly served in the United States Navy. Paul also was a lifetime member of the Boy Scouts of America, even retiring as a senior district executive in 2003. Paul stood as the rock of his family. He always was full of wise words and was a hero to many. Paul' s life was that of happiness and living. From his days treasure hunting in the backlands of Mexico to his life carrying a muzzleloader in a mountain man camp, Paul lived life and taught those around him to do the same. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul; his mother, Viola; and his brother, Pat. He is survived by his beloved wife, Jeanie, who was his soulmate and best friend; his proud sons, Tony, Donnie, Michael, Thad, Troy and Robert; his beloved daughters, Rebekah, Molly, Dorothy; his baby girl and pride and joy, Haley; his adopted daughters, Anita and Crystal; and his dear daughter- in-law, Rhiannon. He also will be missed by his 12 grandchildren, who were the lights of his life; and last but certainly not least, Paul' s four dogs, that relied on his comfort every morning. Paul was a great man who will be missed forever, but his love and spirit will live on until eternity. Memorial service, 10 a.m. today, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Schepmoes, Richard A.
Richard A. Schepmoes - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 2009 - Richard A. Schepmoes, 72, passed away Aug. 5, 2009. He was born in Jersey City, where he was raised and lived until moving to Colorado. Richard was predeceased by his father and mother; and his sister, June "Cookie." He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Shirley; sons, Guy Schepmoes, Rick (Paula) Schepmoes; daughter, Lynn Schepmoes; grandchildren, Christina, R.J., Janese, Richard, Abby; great-granddaughter, Amber; sisters, Gloria Warnke, Marilyn Denning, Rhoda (John) Horn, Ruth (Chris) Florentino, Patty Schepmoes, Joyce (Mickey) Carlucci; and numerous nieces and nephews. Richard served as an airborne paratrooper during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Pepsi-Cola in 1992. He loved to travel in his motorhome. Going to Las Vegas was his favorite trip. He was a Dallas Cowboys fan since "Day One." He also loved his New York Yankees. Richard will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Memorial service. 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, Imperial Funeral Home, Pueblo, Colo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lake Avenue Baptist Church or the American Heart Association.

Schierling, Lula
Lula Schierling - Imperial Funeral Home - May 16, 2013 - Lula Schierling, October 19, 1923 - May 14, 2013.

Schiferl, Gwendolyn B.
Gwendolyn B. Schiferl - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 2010 - Gwendolyn B. Schiferl of Fowler, Colo., passed away Dec. 25, 2010. Survived by three sons, Michael (Jackie) Schiferl, Manzanola, Colo., Patrick (Sandy) Schiferl, Des Moines, Wash., and Joseph (Mary) Schiferl, Pueblo. Also survived by eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three brothers, one half-brother, one sister, one stepsister, numerous nieces and nephews. Gwendolyn retired from the Dana Corporation. At her request, cremation with no service. Donations in her memory may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Schiffer, Carl Eugene
Carl Eugene Schiffer - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 2009 - Carl Eugene Schiffer, 81, died at his home in Ordway on July 10, 2009. Survived by wife, Elma of the family home; daughter and son-in-law; Marlene (Doug) McRae of Punkin Center; grandson, Colby McRae of Turlock, Calif.; sister-in-law, Lillian Hanson of Canon City; nieces, nephews and other relatives. Member of Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Masons, Ordway Fire Department for 22 years, owned Ben's Gas House for 44 years, Ordway Feed Store for 10 years. He was a rancher, farmer and businessman in Crowley County. Funeral, 10 a.m. Monday, July 13, 2009, River of Life Church in Ordway, followed by burial at 3 p.m., New Hope Cemetery, Wetmore, Colo. Memorials to Ark Valley Hospice or his church and may be sent in care of Griffy Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 323, Fowler, CO 81039.

Schiffner, Hildur Ellen
Hildur Ellen Schiffner - Pueblo Chieftain - March 9, 2012 - Hildur Ellen Schiffner, 90, of Pueblo, graduated to heaven March 2, 2012. Survived by two kitties; brother, Bob Walsh; daughters, Kathy Thorson, Claudia Stallings, Sharon Lakey (Dwight), Waynette Yarmer (Marlin), Harriet L.S. Warren of Pueblo, and Nancy Van Etten (Kerry) of Pueblo; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial, today, Burlington, Colo. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. March 27, 2012, Trinity Life Center, 36 Merritt Court, Pueblo, CO 81001.

Schill, Alice V.
Alice V. Schill - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 2011 - Alice V. Schill, 84, went to be with the Lord on April 21, 2011. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Joe Schill; children Ron (Judy) Schill, Don (Kathy) Schill, Bob Schill and Patti (Wayne) Schill; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; brothers Juan, Philip, Leroy, Wayne and Joe; sister, Margaret; special cousin, Mildred; and numerous nieces and nephews. At her request there will be no viewing. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with internment to follow at Imperial Memorial gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society through the Funeral Home office.

Schill, Joe J.
Joe J. Schill- Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 2012 - Joe J. Schill, 89, went to be with the Lord on March 11, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice. He is survived by his children, Ron (Judy) Schill, Don (Kathy) Schill, Bob Schill and Patti (Wayne Charles) Schill; three grandchildren, six great- grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; brother-in-law, John; and a special niece, Bonnie. At his request, there will be no viewing. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home office.

Schilling, John Louis
John Louis Schilling - Trinidad Times Independent - December 20, 2011 - John Louis Schilling passed away on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at his home in Aguilar. He was 58 years old. John was born March 28, 1953, in Denver to Clarence (Bill) and Lillian (Andrews) Schilling. John lived in Colorado most of his life, the last five years residing in Aguilar. He was an avid reader, had a great love for the outdoors, enjoyed taking care of his beloved animals and being a gentleman farmer at their residence in Aguilar. John was a gentle soul and he will be missed by all who loved him. John is survived by his wife Sharon Schilling of Aguilar; mother Lillian Schilling of Longmont; foster-dad Les Gaylord of Golden; sister Judy (Dave) Lambott of Aguilar; brother Jim (Noreen) Schilling of Littleton; sons Matt (Sarah) Schilling, Tyler (Staci) Schilling, Kyle (Stacey) Schilling, step-daughter Tosha (David) Smith; grandsons David, Nathaniel, Collin and Jarrett Schilling, granddaughters Elizabeth and Kaylie Schilling and Zoe Smith as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Private services will be held by the family. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Sharon Schilling, for her choice of favorite charities. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Schlageter, Marvin Edgar
Marvin Edgar Schlageter - Trinidad Times Independent - March 24, 2012 - Marvin Edgar Schlageter died Thursday, March 15, 2012, at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, from complications due to a stroke. Marvin was born May 14, 1932, in Denver to Edgar and Susie Schlageter. He lived his early childhood years in the Denver area. Marvin began his career in 1955 with the Colorado State Patrol in Castle Rock. After 32 years of his much loved career, Marvin retired as a major in Pueblo. Marvin married his wife Gayleen in September 1982, and they were planning on a celebration of their 30th wedding anniversary this September. Marvin is survived by his loving wife Gayleen and his special niece, Joann (Rich) Glassman of Wheat Ridge. He also is survived by his five children: Nickie Medina and Ronn Groves of Greeley; Silver and Debbie Medina of Bella Vista, Ark.; Linda and Gary Myers of Greeley; Bill and Cindy Westbrook of Loveland; and Dean and Penny Cimino of Fountain. Marvin is also survived by nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. Extended family members include brothers-in-law and sisters-in law of the Franch family and numerous nieces and nephews. Services were held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 22 at the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary Chapel at Mt. Olivet Cemetery followed by interment.

Schleder, Dennis Lee
Dennis Lee Schleder - Enid News & Eagle - August 10, 2005 - A memorial service and burial for Dennis Lee Schleder, 56, will be at a later date in South Dakota. He was born Dec. 3, 1948, in Mitchell, S.D., to Leonard and Emily Jacobs Schleder and died Wednesday, July 27, 2005, in an automobile accident west of Fairview. He attended Miller County School and Kimball High School and was a part of Job Corps. He farmed, worked on road construction and in oil fields in Wyoming and Oklahoma and managed a park recreation area in Oklahoma. He also worked for McKee Farms and Unit Drilling Co. He married Marie LaVoy on Aug. 19, 1967. They divorced in 1992. Surviving are his parents, Leonard and Emily Schleder of Mitchell; a daughter, DeYon Witte of Colorado City, Colo.; a son, Dennis Lee Schleder II of Hays, Kan.; two brothers, Doug Schleder of Pukwana, S.D. and Dale Schleder of Springfield, S.D.; and three grandchildren.

Schlegel, Avalyn Marie
Avalyn Marie Schlegel - Pueblo Chieftain - February 6, 2013 - Avalyn Marie Schlegel, 86, passed away Feb. 3, 2013, in Pueblo, Colo. She was born to Walter H. Vrooman and Fern (Rennau) Vrooman on March 20, 1926, in Crawford, Neb. Marie attended Gregory High School, St. Catherine' s School of Nursing and Creighton University. She was an RN for the VA Hospital and St. Mary' s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo. Marie married Raymond Schlegel on July 14, 1950, in Grand Junction, Colo. She was a devoted member of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Pueblo, Colo. Marie is survived by children, Kathleen Davidson of Centennial, Colo., Carolyn Whalin of Aguilar, Colo.; grandchildren, Ray Mitchell of Dickinson, Texas, Brendan Davidson of Centennial, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Micah and Emma Mitchell of Dickinson, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Schlegel; and both of her parents. There will be a rosary at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, with funeral Mass to follow at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Pueblo, Colo. Father Bill Huber will officiate.

Schleich, Melvin R.
Melvin R. Schleich - Trinidad Times Independent - May 2, 2013 - Melvin R. Schleich, 81, passed away April 29, 2013 at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg. He was born April 29, 1932, in La Junta, Colorado, to Phillip and Katherine (Bohl) Schleich. He married Carol Teegarden Nov. 27, 1960. He was a lifelong resident of Southern Colorado. He served in the Army in Korea where he learned to be a heavy equipment operator. In his spare time he enjoyed lawn care, hunting, carpentry and rodeo. He could take a few pieces of any material and construct them into a useable piece of furniture or decoration. He had a tremendous sense of humor and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife Carol Schleich of the home address; son Kelvin R. (Lorressa) Schleich, Wiley, Melva (David) Nolan, Trinidad, and two granddaughters, Heather and Rebecca Nolan; sister-in-law Nancy Schleich, La Junta, brother-in-law, Forrest Teegarden, Longmont and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Trinidad Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 10 a.m. with Pastor Bobby Barnhill officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 216 Broom Street, Trinidad or The Alzheimer Association, 4104 Outlook Blvd, Pueblo, CO 81008. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Schlut, Genevieve Marie
Genevieve "Effie" Marie Schlut - Pueblo Chieftain - December 3, 2008 - Genevieve "Effie" Marie Schlut - Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Imperial Funeral Home, with a rosary to follow. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Full obituary will run Sunday. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Schmal, Mary Dennise
Mary Dennise Schmal - Post-Tribune - December 28, 2004 - Mary Dennise Schmal, 62 of Cedar Lake, IN, passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2004, at St. Anthony Medical Center in Crown Point, after a long illness. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Jerome Schmal; 1 daughter, Carol of Madison, WI; 1 son, Jeffery (Shannon) of Cedar Lake; 2 granddaughters, Lauren & Danielle; mother, Helen Genevieve McKee of Lowell; brother, John Charles McKee of Colorado City, CO. Preceded in death by her father, Lee Donald McKee. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2004, 10:00 a.m. at the Burdan Funeral Home with Father Edward J. Kennedy, officiating. Interment will follow at St. Edward Cemetery in Lowell, IN. Friends may meet with the family on Wednesday, December 29, 2004 from 3-8 p.m. at the Burdan Funeral Home, 12901 Wicker Avenue (corner of Rt. 41 & 129th Ave.) Cedar Lake, IN. Dennise was a very proud grandmother, always showing pictures and telling stories about her girls. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends.

Schmeling, Marie Louise
Marie Louise (Giles) Schmeling - Pueblo Chieftain - October 7, 2012 - Marie Louise (Giles) Schmeling, 92, passed away on Sept. 30, 2012. Born, Dec. 23, 1919, in Atchison, Kan. to Oscar and Louise Giles. Married Herman J. Schmeling on March 16, 1946. Came to Pueblo July 1946, and lived in Boone, Colo., until moving to Pueblo in 1952. Preceded in death by her husband on July 8, 2003; mother; father; and sister, Betty Reeves of Atchison. Survived by sons, Delbert of Pueblo and Karl (Sharon) Schmeling of Lakewood, Colo.; daughter, Janis Griego of Superior, Colo.; grandchildren, Shane Higbee (Annie) of Seattle, Wash., Amber Law of Aurora, Colo., Bree Schmeling of Denver and Nikki Minges (Tripp) of Littleton, Colo.; brothers, Bill (C.C.) Giles and Jerry (Patty) Giles, all of Atchison, Kans.; and many nephews and nieces. Marie was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Pueblo. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 701 W. Evans Ave. Private family interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church. Pueblo Chieftain - October 8, 2012 - Marie Louise (Giles) Schmeling. Service, 2 p.m. Saturday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Please note service location change.

Schmidl, Nina Lenore
Nina Lenore Schmidl - The Union - November 6, 2007 - Nina Lenore Schmidl, age 86, died peacefully at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital on Friday, November 2, 2007, following a courageous battle with emphysema. She was born December 6, 1920, in the Town of Trinidad, Colorado, to the late Joe and Susan Jennings. She attended Live Oak High School in Live Oak and graduated in 1938. October 12, 1940, she was united in marriage to John H. Schmidl in Carson City, Nevada. John and Nina have been happily married for 67 years. Nina is survived by her husband, John, her two children Emma and Butch; her eight grand-children, thirteen great-grandchildren, and three (an a half) great-great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her sister, Betty Eichler of Fresno, California. Nina was a very active mother, homemaker and real estate agent. She enjoyed travel, playing bridge and dominos, and was an active member of the Lake Wildwood Association and Lake Wildwood Women' s Golf Club. Her big smile and laughter will remain in our hearts forever. Funeral services for Nina will be held at 12:00 p.m., Thursday, November 8, at St Patrick' s Parish, 235 Chapel Street Grass Valley. Father Sylvester will officiate. Burial will be at the St. Patrick' s Catholic Cemetery on the Rough & Ready Highway. Family and friends are welcome at St Patrick' s Parish for a viewing from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of services: 12:00 p.m. (noon). A reception will be held at St Patrick' s hall immediately following the burial. Flowers may be sent in Nina' s name to St Patrick' s Parish. We would like to thank all of the staff at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital for their help and support.

Schmidt, Betty Jean
Betty Jean (nΓ©e Talbot) Schmidt - Pueblo Chieftain - April 4, 2012 - Betty Jean (nΓ©e Talbot) Schmidt, 80, of Pueblo West, passed away April 3, 2012. Survived by her husband of 61 years, Oscar ' Ozzie'  Schmidt; children, Daniel (Jean) Schmidt of Pueblo and Jeanette Losavio of Lake Como, Italy; granddaughter, Melissa Losavio of Denver. Preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Alice Vaughan; and son-in-law, Joseph Losavio. There will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. The family respectfully requests no food or flowers.

Schmidt, Erma
Erma Schmidt - Pueblo Chieftain - April 2, 2012 - Erma Schmidt, 92. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Schmidt, Jacob
Jacob Schmidt - Pueblo Indicator - May 16, 1914 - Jacob Schmidt, a pioneer saloon man of Colorado City, committed suicide by shooting on his ranch near Canon City. His despondency dates from the time that the ' old town'  went dry, two years ago.

Schmidt, JoAnn
JoAnn Schmidt - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2009 - JoAnn Schmidt, passed away Jan. 9, 2009 at Sunny Vista surrounded by her family. She was a homemaker and co-owner of Schmidt Apiaries with her husband, Frank. She was born August 28, 1939 in Hollywood, Calif. to Gerald and Agnes (Johnson) Sweetser. She married the love of her life, Frank H. Schmidt, on Dec. 29, 1957 in Colorado Springs Colo. JoAnn was a member of Austin Bluffs Garden Club, volunteered for the American Cancer Society, and was a previous member of the Pikes Peak Bee Association. She enjoyed gardening, crafts, spending time with family and was very active with the local farmers markets. Patrons to the markets affectionately called her the "honey lady". Her husband, Frank, and her daughter, Cindy (husband Rick) Piano along with a host of family and friends survive her and will remember her with love. A Memorial Service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel. Inurnment will be at Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum. Memorials in JoAnn's name may be made to the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, 610 Abbot Lane, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80905.

Schmidt, Katherine A.
Katherine A. Schmidt - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 2011 - Katherine A. Schmidt, 85, went home Nov. 20, 2011. She was preceded in death by her son, Bernard ' Bernie'  E. Schmidt. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Bernard Schmidt; children, David, Tom (Olga); grandchildren, Brian, Mason, Michael, Kevin, Bobby, Erin, Dema, Jack, Luka; great-grandchildren, Turner, Parker, Maria; sister, Betty Brooks; cousins, Betty Brown and Cheryl (Jerry) Harris. Katherine loved spending time with her family. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, followed by funeral Mass at 10 a.m., both at Our Lady of the Meadows, with interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Schmit, Ronald Edward
Ronald Edward Schmit - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2011 - Ronald Edward Schmit, 70, of Pueblo, Colo., was received into the arms of Jesus on April 23, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Rosella Schmit; and sister, Candace Schmit. Ronald is survived by two daughters, Linnea and Else Schmit of Pueblo; sisters, Parma Von Behren (David) of El Cajon, Calif., and Lyn Henderson (Keith) of San Diego, Calif.; brother, Donald Schmit of Fairfield, Iowa; nephew, Jeffery Von Behren (Alison Alpert) of San Diego, Calif.; brother-in-law, Charles Rusnacko of Minneapolis, Minn.; and former wife, Karen Akin of Pueblo. Ronald served 18 years as a priest for the Catholic Diocese of Pueblo. He worked in the therapeutic profession at both Pueblo hospitals until his retirement. Ron had an artist' s heart, designing stained glass, and was a published poet. He had a whimsical sense of humor and had a passion for the outdoors which he shared with his daughters. He nobly lived with Parkinson' s disease since the mid-1990s. Profound gratefulness is to be extended to all of the friends who were so faithful in visiting him. His family wishes to thank Drs. Phillip Woods and Stephen Smith, Wynwood of Pueblo assisted living, Belmont Lodge Nursing Home and Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their tender care of Ron. Memorial service, 6 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel with Father Gary Kennedy and Monsignor Len Racki officiating. Memorials may be made to Parkinson' s Association in care of the funeral home.

Schmitt, Anthony James
Anthony James "Tony" Schmitt - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 2010 - Anthony James "Tony" Schmitt, born March 12, 1926, passed away Nov. 18, 2010. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Lee; and son, David Anthony. Survived by daughters; Deb (Michael) Mandarich, Danamarie (Dave Falconieri) Schmitt; son, Sam (Tere Michelson) Schmitt; grandsons, David (Laurie) Mandarich and Doug (Jill) Mandarich; great-grand- children, Denin, Rhiannon, Rex Anthony and Madalynn Mandarich. Also survived by sister, Dorothy (Harold) Freeman; sisters-in-law, Ruth (Carl) Genova and Marilyn (Jim) Chalaire; special niece, Shirley Jeanie Gist; numerous nieces, nephews, and dear friends, Rob and Debbie Gill. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Tony retired from The Pueblo Chieftain as a Pressroom Foreman after 45 years. A lifelong Pueblo resident, Tony and Lee built their home on the St. Charles Mesa 56 years ago. Tony' s passions included his pond, his garden, "taking care of the ranch," and dancing to swing music with his wife, Babe. A very special thank you to Tony' s caregiver, Barb Bigley. In lieu of flowers or food, hug your family members and cherish your time with them. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Reception to follow at Roselawn Hall.

Schmitt, Harry William
Harry William Schmitt - Advocate - March 18, 2007 - A funeral service for Harry W. Schmitt, 77, of Beulah, Colo., formerly of Newark, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark, with the Rev. Bob Knox presiding. Interment will be afterward at Newark Memorial Gardens, with military honors rendered by Licking County Veterans Alliance. Mr. Schmitt, retired from The Columbus Dispatch after 30 years, passed away March 13, 2007, at Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home, Walsenburg, Colo. He was born Aug. 17, 1929, in Newark, to his late parents, Joseph P. and Hazel (Dunlap) Schmitt. He was a 1948 graduate of Newark High School and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army after serving in the Korean War. Harry is survived by his daughter, Laura (Nathan) Yoder, of Beulah, Colo.; son, Joseph (Julie) Schmitt, of Pataskala; sister, Peg Palm, of Hebron; sister-in-law, Marge Schmitt, of Newark; two granddaughters; one grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews In addition to his parents, Mr. Schmitt was preceded in death by his wife of 34 years, Margery Ann (Green); five brothers; one sister; and granddaughter, Natalie. Friends and relatives will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions to Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home, 23500 Highway 160, Walsenburg, CO 81089.

Schnedler, Ethel
Ethel Schnedler - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2012 - Ethel Schnedler, 104, passed away Jan. 13, 2012. Preceded in death by her husband, Edward; daughter, Eileen Demel; and son, Ray Schnedler. Survived by four daughters, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Schnedler, John L.
John L. Schnedler - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 2011 - John L. Schnedler, 84, passed away on July 24, 2011. Survived by sons, John, Jim (Jane), Jerry and Jeff; grandchildren, family and friends. Graveside service at 10 a.m. July 30, 2011, Olathe Cemetery.

Schneider, Helen
Helen Schneider - Pueblo Chieftain - August 2, 2009 - Helen Schneider, 82, passed away July 29, 2009. Private entombment at Mountain View Cemetery Chapel Mausoleum.

Schneider, Paula A.
Paula A. (Williams) Schneider - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2011 - Paula A. (Williams) Schneider passed away April 10, 2011, at her home in Thornton, Colo., after a courageous 19-year battle with cancer. Born in Enid, Okla., on March 2, 1953, to her loving parents, Don and Norma Williams. She was preceded in death by her father, Don Williams; and stepfather, Edward Reinier. Survived by husband, Richard Schneider; daughters, Jennifer Weldon and Shannon (Aaron) Conner of Thornton; mother, Norma Reinier; brother, Don (Dorothy) Williams; sister, Delene (Charlie) Hall. Paula also is survived by six wonderful grandchildren, Lyllian, Chandler, Isaac, Haili, Brenndann and Kregan. Also an aunt and uncle; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. Paula attended Pueblo schools and after graduating from high school, she attended OSU for one year and then graduated from USC Pueblo while working at King Soopers. In 1976, she went to USC California and received a certification in food management and then went on to work for King Soopers for 35 years, while also working 15 years at Coors Field, where she was an avid fan of the Rockies. Paula loved spending time with her grandkids, baseball games, traveling, collecting Hallmark ornaments, making cards and writing letters. She loved all unconditionally and all who knew her will miss her cards and letters. Paula will be dearly missed by all the lives she touched. The family would like to express its thanks to all for your prayers and cards.

Schneider, Pete
Pete Schneider - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2009 - Pete Schneider, 87, of La Junta, passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2009, at the Arkansas Valley Regional Nursing Care Center. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2009, at the Peacock Memorial Chapel, with Gale Allen of the Cowboy Church officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Higbee Cemetery. He was born on May 30, 1921, to Peter Alexander and Flora Belle (Karney) Schneider in La Junta, Colo. He is survived by his companion, Bette Hunnicutt of La Junta; children, Rita (Jerry) Bay of Cheraw, Bill Schneider of La Junta, and Rae Ann (Kevin) Waggoner of Cheraw; grandchildren, Shauna (Todd) Orcutt of Haxtun, Shanna (Kelly Watkins) Riley of Haxtun, Jeff (Sue) Bay of New York, Alison Bay of California, Clara Jean Schneider of Denver, Eric Schneider of Denver, Erin Bartlett of Cheraw and Ki Lynn of Cheraw; great-grandchildren, Daniel, Jessica, Acoya, Jaxton and Kyle. A brother, George Schneider of Denver, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Pete was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Margaret Scarlett. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so may send memorial contributions to Arkansas Valley Regional Nursing Care Center, Activities Funds, 514 W. 10th St., La Junta, CO, 81050 direct or through the funeral home.

Schneider, Rosemary
Rosemary Nagel Schneider - Pueblo Chieftain - February 7, 2010 - Rosemary Nagel Schneider, 64, passed away Feb. 4, 2010. A lifetime Puebloan, she was born March 1, 1945, to the union of Eddie and Stella Baca, who both preceded her in death; along with her in-laws; two brothers and three sisters. She worked at Grace Suede and Leather Cleaners for many years. She also was the caregiver for her parents and anyone who needed help. Rosemary had a heart of gold; she was a very loving and passionate lady. She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Larry J. Nagelschneider; her children, Francine (Julian) Romero and Florence Stewart; siblings, Linda (Alfonso) Martinez, Joe (Frances) Baca, Ed (Viola) Baca, Ezequel Baca, Connie(Jerry) Champion, Sam Baca, Evelyn (Leroy) Mondragon and Ralph (Clara) Baca; grandchildren, Kateri Nagelschneider, Jamie Stewart, Dillon Stewart and Sonny Stewart; and special little friend, Jazlynn Sierra. Rosemary enjoyed yard saling, watching wrestling, her soaps, working in her yard, being with her dogs, but most of all spending quality time with her family who she loved dearly. In lieu of flowers and food, please send donations to Larry Nagelschneider, 908 W. 13th St. Pueblo, CO 81003. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Angelus Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Monday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday; both services, Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Father Jean Marie Mondji as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Schneider, Rosemary A.
Rosemary A. Schneider - Las Vegas Review-Journal - December 17, 2007 - Rosemary A. Schneider, 85, of Las Vegas, passed away Dec. 11, 2007. She was born Dec. 9, 1922, in Walsenburg, Colo., the daughter of William and Viola Agnes. She married John K. Schneider Dec. 25, 1948. She was a retired elementary school teacher. Rosemary was preceded in death by her husband, John. She is survived by her three daughters; four sons; 21 grandchildren; and her five great-grandchildren. No services are scheduled.

Schoby, James
James Schoby - Pueblo Indicator - November 21, 1914 - James Schoby, who was run over by his own automobile from which he had been thrown on Nov. 4th, while riding on Northern avenue, died the following day at the Minnequa hospital of his injuries.

Scholes, Carol Ann
Carol Ann Scholes - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2012 - Carol Ann Scholes, 64, of Pueblo, passed away March 4, 2012. Arrangements pending.

Scholes, Wilma A.
Wilma A. Scholes - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2011 - Wilma A. Scholes, 90, went to sleep with her dear friend Jesus, March 13, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Scholes, and her aunt, Charlotte Brown. She is survived by her daughter, Judy G. Alexander; dear close friend, Carol Georgopulos, and cousin, Audrey Joyce Shane. Wilma was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Pueblo West. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, 2011, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment to follow at 2:30 p.m., La Veta Cemetery in La Veta, Colo. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Schoolman, Sarah E.
Sarah E. Schoolman - Pueblo Indicator - July 17, 1937 - Mrs. Sarah E. Schoolman, 74, a sister of E.M. Stockman who was killed in an automobile wreck July 5, died July 14. She had lived here 50 years. John F. Schoolman, a son residing at 2301 E. Evans, and a daughter at Veteran, Wyo., and other relatives survive her.

Schoonover, Patricia J.
Patricia J. "Patty" Schoonover - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 2012 - Patricia J. "Patty" Schoonover, 78, Sandpoint, Idaho, formerly of Pueblo, Oct. 14. Lakeview Funeral Home, Sandpoint.

Schreiber, Seiko
Seiko Schreiber - Colorado Springs Gazette - August 26, 1998 - Officials Identify Crash Victim as Pueblo Woman - The Colorado State Patrol has released the name of a woman who was killed in a head-on automobile collision south of Colorado Springs on Thursday. Seiko Schreiber, 67, of Pueblo, was killed when her 1996 Ford Escort drifted into oncoming traffic on Colorado Highway 115 just south of Fort Carson. Witnesses told state patrol troopers Schreiber may have fallen asleep or may have been distracted before the crash. An autopsy did not reveal any alcohol or drug use. Her car struck a 1992 Toyota Camry driven by Rhea Clothier, 50, of Lansing, Mich. Clothier was listed in fair and stable condition at Penrose Hospital on Tuesday. She is recovering from a broken pelvis, right knee and ankle.

Schriner, Edna Pearl
Edna Pearl Schriner - Douglas County News Press - January 20, 2004 - A memorial service is pending for Edna Pearl Schriner, 96, who died Jan. 6 at Vista Grande Nursing Home in Cortez. Born Sept. 15, 1907, in Woodward, Okla., she was the daughter of Harry B. and Verna Iola (Davis) Nixon. She married Roland A. Schriner in 1935 in Walsenburg. A homemaker, Mrs. Schriner enjoyed fishing and crocheting. She is survived by her children, Netti Mae Waters of Atlanta, Texas, and Keith Loyal Hart and his wife, Nancy, of Cortez; stepson Roland Schriner of Castle Rock; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; eight great great-grandchildren; and sister Margaret Wharton of CaΓ±on City. She was preceded in death by her husband, a brother, Archie Lee Nixon, and a sister, Helen Wells. Ertel Funeral Home in Cortez made arrangements.

Schrock, F. H.
Judge F. H. Schrock - Wet Mountain Tribune - April 22, 1899 - Judge F. H. Schrock, a highly respected and prominent citizen of Pueblo, died at his home in that city last Monday.

Schroeder, Anthony James
Anthony James Schroeder - Trinidad Times Independent - August 4, 2012 - Anthony James Schroeder, City power and light superintendent, veteran - Anthony James Schroeder (Tony, AJ, Red) went to be with the Lord on Aug. 1, 2012. He was preceded in death by his lovely wife Violet of 67 years, his parents Anthony and Viola Schroeder, brothers William (Bea) Schroeder, Joseph (Dot) Schroeder, sister Mary (Barney) Lobato. He is survived by his children Anthony (Patti) Schroeder Portales, NM, Patricia (James) Foechterle Farrell Pueblo, Carol (Don) Holman, Pueblo, and William (Brenda) Schroeder, Pueblo. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren James (Krissy) Schroeder Jose (Alandren) Blanton, Heather Blanton, Shawn (Tera) Foechterle, Michael (Kati) Foechterle, Heather Foechterle, Tiffany (Todd) Patterson, Pamela (John) Adams, Denise (Jason) Niccoli, Steven (Meagan) Schroeder, and Bryce Schroeder. Tony is also survived by 16 great grandchildren. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. Special friend Sandy Herschel and the coffee group. Tony was born in Creston, Iowa, Aug. 2, 1916, and graduated from Creston High School in 1935. He worked for the Burlington Railroad. He served in the U. S Navy during World War II as a Seabee in the South Pacific. He worked for CFI at Allen Mine and Frontier Power before going to work for the City of Trinidad. He worked for the City from 1949 to 1981 when he retired as Superintendent of Power and Lights. He was a member of Eagles, Knight of Columbus, Elks, Kiwanis and Archaeology Society. He worked many hours at the Colorado Welcome Center. He was Eucharistic minister. Tony was a loving father and grandfather. His family was the love of his life. In his prime he loved to golf, walk, hunt, fish and look for arrowheads. Tony has lived in Pueblo for the past 5 years. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Sunday Aug. 5, 2012, at Mullare-Murphy Funeral home with the Rosary to follow. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012. Burial will follow at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Schroeder, Harlan Edwin
Harlan Edwin Schroeder - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 2012 - Harlan Edwin Schroeder, 84, of Pueblo West, Colo., went to be with the Lord on July 16, 2012. Harlan was a U.S. Army veteran and served in the Korean War. He was very proud to have served his country. Harlan was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia. Survived by son, Harlan ' Skip'  (Jutta) Schroeder Jr. of Red Wing, Minn., Ricky Schroeder of Pueblo West, Colo.; and daughter, Linda (Randy Thorson) Schroeder of Pueblo West, Colo.; seven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, several family and friends. At Harlan' s request, cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held to celebrate his life.

Schroeder, Patricia Ann
Patricia Ann ' Pat'  Schroeder - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 2011 - Patricia Ann ' Pat'  Schroeder, 76, of Pueblo West, Colo., went to be with the Lord on May 22, 2011. Patsy is survived by her husband, Harlan Schroeder; son, Harlan ' Skip'  (Jutta) Schroeder Jr. of Red Wing, Minn., Rick Schroeder, Pueblo West, Colo.; daughter, Linda (Randy Thorson) Schroeder, Pueblo West, Colo.; seven grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; numerous family and friends. At Pat' s request cremation has taken place and there will be no public service. A private family service will be held to celebrate her life.

Schroeder, Richard L.
Richard L. Schroeder - Pueblo Chieftain - August 8, 2011 - Richard L. Schroeder, 85, passed away Aug. 5, 2011. He was predeceased by his brother, Carl. Survived by his wife, Ellen M. Schroeder; children, Darrell and Richard L. Schroeder, Norma (Don) Vallett, Robert (Ursula) Corriveau and Kelley (Julian) Trujillo; sister, Mary Gibson; sister-in-law, Helen Fanning; and numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Richard served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of American Legion Post No. 2, BPOE No. 90 and Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 145. Richard made his living as a bricklayer. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Schroeder, Sherman J. Jr.
Sherman J. Schroeder Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 2012 - Sherman J. Schroeder Jr., born Feb. 17, 1935, formerly of St. Louis, Mo., passed away on July 13, 2012, at the age of 77. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sherman Sr. and Anne (Kolb) Schroeder. He is survived by two brothers, Fred and Jeff (Margaret) of St. Louis, Mo.; beloved uncle of Clint and Brent Schroeder; also survived by many cousins and friends. He was a special friend of Lou Mercer of Pueblo. Sherman was a founder of the British Motorcycle Association of Colorado and was a true ' Brother of the Wheel.'  He will be truly missed by family and friends. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Aug. 25 at Abriendo Inn, 300 Abriendo. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, which provided so much help.

Schroeder, Violet Yolanda
Violet Yolanda Ossola Schroeder - Trinidad Times Independent - October 1, 2007 - Violet Yolanda Ossola Schroeder passed on to eternal bliss on Sept. 29, 2007, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Starkville, Co. on October 12, 1913 to the union of Lucia and Constantino Ossola. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters Theresa Onarati and Catherine Parker and her brothers Louis and Mike Ossola. Violet is survived by her beloved husband of 67 years Anthony James Schroeder. She is also survived by sons Anthony Bernard (Patty) Schroeder; Portales, N.M., William (Brenda) Schroeder; Providence, R.I., daughters Patty (Jim) Foechterle-Farrell; Pueblo, Co. Carol (Don) Holman; Pueblo, Co., She is also survived by her brother-in-law Joe Schroeder, 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren with one on the way, numerous nieces and nephews. Special friends Sandy and Paul Hershel and the coffee group. Violet was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the love of her life. Violet retired from JC Pennys. She enjoyed golfing, painting, volunteering at the Colorado Welcome Center, being a Eucharistic minister, and taking walks. Active Pall Bearers; (grandsons) James Schroeder, Shawn Foechterle, Joey Blanton, Mike Foechterle, Steve Schroeder, Todd Patterson, Jason Niccoli and John Adams. Honorary Pall Bearers; (granddaughters) Tiffany Patterson, Pamela Adams, Denise Niccoli, Heather Blanton, Heather Foechterle, Bryce Schroeder. Visitation will be from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Tuesday October 2, 2007 at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Rosary will follow at 7:00 PM on Tuesday , October 2, 2007 at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church , burial will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Donations can be made in Violet's name to the American Cancer Society. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Schroepfer, Henry C.
Henry C. "Cy" Schroepfer - New Ulm Journal - March 6, 2006 - Henry C. "Cy" Schroepfer, 89, of 1112 North Franklin Street in New Ulm, died Saturday, March 4, 2006, at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 7, at St. Mary' s Catholic Church in New Ulm with burial in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery. Monsignor John A. Richter will celebrate the mass. Visitation will be 4 - 8 p.m. Monday and 7:30 - 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm. There will be a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Cy is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Kathy and Carl Perman of Rowayton, Connecticut, LaVonne Woodruff of Rosemount; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Shari Schroepfer of Trinidad, Colorado; grandchildren, Jason, Jarrod, Brandon, Brian and Haley; a brother and sister-in-law, Ben and Florence Schroepfer of Minneapolis; and by sisters-in-law, Arnella Schroepfer and Donna Schumann, both of Minneapolis. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Laura Schroepfer on April 16, 1988; and by a son, Gary Schroepfer on May 19, 1976. Henry Cyril Schroepfer was born May 10, 1916, in Sleepy Eye to Henry and Julia (Rathman) Schroepfer. He was united in marriage to Laura Wendinger on November 10, 1942, at the St. Mary' s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. After marriage they lived in Washington and California where he worked as a carpenter. They moved to New Ulm in 1946 where he owned and operated Cy' s Cabinet Shop for more than 60 years. Cy was a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm.

Schroth, Carol
Carol Schroth - Park Record - November 14, 2007 - Carol Schroth, 55, of Farmington, passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007. She is survived by her parents, Dean and Nancy Whitt of Farmington; her brother, Mark Whitt of China; her children, Shelby Schroth and wife, Anna Marie, of Farmington, Tammie Snow of Trinidad, Colo., Jeff Schroth and wife, Jessica, of Virginia Beach, Va., and Valerie Schroth of Farmington; her grandchildren, Alex, Aidan and Allison Schroth, Reigan and Matthew Snow, Alexyss and Braedyn Schroth, and Sara Harcrow; and numerous friends. We love you! Sleep with the angels. A celebration of her life will take place from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, at First Baptist Church of Bloomfield, 200 Sycamore, in Bloomfield.

Schudar, Paul Peter
Paul Peter Schudar - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 2012 - Paul Peter Schudar was born in Cayuga, N.D., on Jan. 31, 1949, and passed away in Pueblo, Colo., on Jan. 14, 2012. Paul was preceded in death by his father, Paul; mother, Dorothy (Suchla); brothers, Alex and Ray; and three infant sisters. Paul is survived by his wife, Maria; and their five children, Victor (Tina Hein), Virginia (Jay Souther), Paul Jr. (Shayna Sargent), John and Rebecca. Also by six grandchildren, Hailey Hein, Taylor and Brenden Souther, Alexander and Isis Schudar, and Karee Schudar; seven sisters, a brother and numerous nieces and nephews. Service to be held at Harvey Park Christian Church in Denver, Colo., with burial to follow at Fort Logan National Cemetery on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. All Veterans Funeral and Cremation: Paul Peter Schudar was born in Cayuga, ND on January 31, 1949 and passed away in Pueblo, CO on January 14, 2012. Paul joined the U.S. Army in 1968 and served 2 tours in Vietnam. He then decided to make a career out of the military and in 1988 he proudly and honorably retired from the army. Paul served on many overseas tours, and met his wife, Maria, in Erlangen Germany. They were married in 1974, and over the next 38 years, had 5 children and 6 grandchildren. After retiring from the military, he moved the family to Pueblo, CO and eventually started his own business, Schudar Auto Repair. As proud as he was of all his accomplishments, he was most proud of being a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. Paul was preceded in death by his father (Paul), mother (Dorothy (Suchla)), brothers (Alex and Ray), and 3 infant sisters. Paul is survived by his wife (Maria), and their 5 children Victor (Tina Hein), Virginia (Jay Souther), Paul Jr. (Shayna Sargent), John, and Rebecca. Also by 6 grandchildren (Hailey Hein, Taylor and Brenden Souther, Alexander and Isis Schudar,, Karee Schudar), 7 sisters (Marcella Breden (Olaf), Josie Swenson, Dorothy Mellem (Gerald), Virginia Litchfield (Mitch), Barbara McBrien (Ron), Rosanne Schudar (Michael Rebsom), Marion Schudar), a brother (John Schudar), a sister-in-law (Cindy Schudar (Alex)), and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing and services will be held on Monday, January 23, 2012 at Harvey Park Christian Church in Denver, CO. Viewing starts at 11:30 a.m., services at 12:30 p.m. Burial service will follow at Ft. Logan National Cemetery at 2:15 p.m. There is a memorial service being planned in Pueblo, CO for all friends and family who wish to attend. More info about the service will be announced when plans are finalized.

Schultz, Betty
Betty Schultz - Pueblo Chieftain - December 6, 2009 - Betty Schultz departed this life Nov. 23, 2009, at home with her family surrounding her. She was born Nov. 6, 1946, in Colby, Kan., to the late Thomas and Louise Winegar. She moved to Pueblo in her early childhood and met Richard "Dick" Schultz in high school and they were married in 1965. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Richard; son, Greg Schultz of Pueblo; daughter, Kristen (Bret) Stowers; precious granddaughter, Baylee, all of Manzanola; sister, Linda (Paul) Novkovich and family of California; cousins, Margo and Carla Wicke of Kansas; brother-in-law, Dan (Helen) Schultz and family of Rye, Colo.; close friends, Vicki Scott and Marilyn Mahoney of Beulah; as well as numerous other friends in Beulah and Pueblo. Her first passion was her family and she was a devoted wife and mother. Her second passion was making the family home welcoming to all that entered. No one was able to leave without having a drink or something to eat. She thoroughly enjoyed each holiday and she creatively decorated her home for everyone to share in her joy. Betty, along with Dick, were successful owners of Medical Service Laboratory for 18 years and she most recently worked for 11 years at Quest Diagnostics in Pueblo. She and Dick moved to the beautiful Beulah Valley more than 11 years ago and she loved everything about the valley, including the deep and loyal friendships she developed and the numerous hours she spent enjoying nature, feeding the birds and all the "critters" that came to visit. At Betty' s request, there will be no service. However, there will be a "Celebration of Life" gathering this Spring, her favorite time of year. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of food or flowers, if you wish, please make a memorial donation in Betty' s name to The Beulah Valley Volunteer Fire Department, the Sangre De Cristo Hospice, American Cancer Society, or the charity of your choice through the George McCarthy Funeral Home. Betty, the world may never know that you cared more, gave more and loved more than was ever expected, but as our wife, mother and friend, we all know. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Schultz, Gail Vernon
Gail Vernon Schultz - Stillwater Gazette - August 20, 2011 - Gail Vernon Schultz, 91 of Cimarron, N.M., passed away Thursday Aug. 18, 2011, in Walsenburg, Colo. Gail was born July 29, 1920, in Milk River, Canada son of Fred and Louise Monitor-Schultz. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Navy, a retired farmer and machinist and was a member of the Methodist Church. Gail is preceded in death by his parents, and wife Gladys (Pemberton-Emery) Schultz, and grandson, Cheyenne Devlin. He is survived by two daughters, Annette Johnson, wife of Al Johnson, of Cimarron, N.M., and Audrey Thayer of Bemidji, along with seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation is 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at the Bradshaw Funeral and Cremation Service in Stillwater. Funeral services follow at 11 a.m. at the Bradshaw Funeral and Cremation Service Chapel. Internment is at Rentz Cemetery in Afton. Arrangements for Gail Vernon Schultz are under the direction of the Bradshaw Funeral and Cremation Service of 2800 Curve Crest Dr. Stillwater, Minn. 55082, 651-439-5511. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton, NM. Bradshaw, 2800 Curve Crest Boulevard, Stillwater, 651-439-5511.

Schultz, Gregory Brent
Gregory Brent Schultz - Pueblo Chieftain - December 26, 2011 - Gregory Brent Schultz, 38, son of Richard and Betty Schultz, was born Feb. 12, 1973, in Grand Junction, Colo., and unexpectedly departed this life peacefully in his sleep at his home on Dec. 16, 2011. Preceded in death by mother, Betty Schultz; and grandmothers, Ethel Klein and Louise Winegar. Survived by father, Richard Schultz of Pueblo; sister, Kristen (Bret) Stowers; and niece, Baylee Stowers of Manzanola, Colo.; and uncle, Dan (Helen) Schultz of Rye. Greg also is remembered by numerous cousins, close friends, and fellow truck drivers throughout the nation. One of Greg's greatest joys in life was bird hunting and he had great pride in training his hunting dog and companion, Cheyenne. Greg was a 1991 Pueblo East High School graduate, earned his CDL through the National Truck Driving School in Fountain and proudly ran both over-the-road and local trucking routes. In lieu of food and flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made in Greg's memory to one of his favorite organizations, Southern Colorado Hunting Retriever Club or Ducks Unlimited, through the funeral home. Donations also may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Memorial service, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, Imperial Gardens Chapel with a reception to follow. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Schultz, Lynn
Lynn Schultz - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2009 - Lynn Schultz passed on Jan. 19, 2009. On the wings of angels, she is free at last. Survived by her daughters, Kristyn DeRuiter and Sarah Schultz; her special friends, Ernie Trujillo and Darlene Stoneking. She had an incredible way of sharing her smile, experience, strength and hope with everyone she met. Thank you to Frontier Hospice. Memorial, 3 p.m. Monday, 461 Brentwood.

Schultz, Mary Joan
Mary Joan (Pugel) Schultz - Pueblo Chieftain - September 9, 2010 - Mary Joan (Pugel) Schultz, 78, Dublin, Calif., formerly of Pueblo, Sept. 3. Jess C. Spencer Mortuary, Castro Valley, Calif.

Schultz, Robyn Ann
Robyn Ann Schultz - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2013 - Robyn Ann Schultz, 40, Dec. 28, 1972, to April 17, 2013. Preceded in death by her father, David Schultz. Robyn is survived by her mother, Barbara Schultz; her brother, Raymond (Jessica) Schultz; and her parrot, Peekaboo. An avid lover of animals, donations may be made in her name to the Colorado Parrot Rescue, P.O. Box 620636, Littleton, CO 80162. A service and reception will be held at 2:15 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo yurt.

Schultz, S. Joann
S. Joann Schultz - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 2010 - S. Joann Schultz passed away at the Hospice House on May 8, 2010, at 10 a.m. She was born in Aguilar, Colo., later moving to Walsenburg, Colo., and then to Denver. Survived by her husband of 15 years, Ray D. Schultz of Pueblo West; two sons; one daughter; several grandchildren; great- grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Betty Viola of Pueblo West. She also is survived by several nieces; nephews; and sister-in-law, Irene Skarmas of Pueblo. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to either Park Hill Christian Church or Sangre de Cristo Hospice, in care of the funeral home. Preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Paul Charles Crump; son, Chuck Crump; three sisters and two brothers.

Schulzkump, Erna G.
Erna G. Schulzkump - Trinidad Times Independent - September 9, 2011 - Erna G. Schulzkump, 94, formerly of Greeley, passed away Sept. 2, 2011, at Trinidad Inn Nursing Home. She was born May 29, 1017, to D.G. and Trintje (Brass) Meyer in rural Uehling, Neb. Erna attended schools in Uehling, graduating high school in 1938. She married Arland F. Schulzkump June 30, 1942 in Scriber, Neb. Erna and Arland lived in Nebraska until 1957 when their little family moved to Greeley. The year of 1976 took Erna and Arland to a small wheat farm in Nunn. They returned to Greeley in 1981. In 2006 she moved to Trinidad to live with her daughter Carol and husband Steve Ortega. Erna resided in Trinidad Inn Nursing Home from 2008 until the time of her passing. Erna enjoyed being the parish secretary at Our Savior' s Lutheran Church from 1958 to 1963. She was then employed by Weld County Library from 1963-1970. In 1970 she was employed by Memorial Hospital as an Accredited Medical Records Technician. She moved to RVNA with the same position in 1983 and continued until 1989 when she retired to enjoy her crocheting and reading. In 2009, she was excited to represent the Trinidad Inn Nursing Home as a contestant in the State Fair Silver Queen Contest. Much to her surprise, of the 14 contestants, she was the one chosen to be the Silver Queen for 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, nine brothers and two sisters. Erna is survived by her daughters Donna (Rick) Woodruff of Cottonwood, Ariz., Carol (Steve) Ortega of Trinidad, five grandchildren Malissa (Brent) Grenna-Kaping of Felton, Calif.; Kris Jensen of Houston, Katy (Nicky) Jensen-Nomteith of Denver, Carson (Liz) Ortega of Greeley, Steve (Michele) Ortega of Trinidad, five grandchildren and one great-great grandson. Arrangements have been made under the direction of Adamson' s Memorial Chapel in Greeley. The family requests that in lieu of flowers; please make a donation to your favorite charity in Erna' s honor.

Schum, Ann
Ann Schum - Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 2009 - Ann Schum of Boulder, formerly of Pueblo, Littleton and Englewood, died Jan. 6, 2009, at Boulder Community Hospital. The last of 10 children, Ann was born Oct. 10, 1944, in Pueblo, Colo., to John Cowen and Lucille Cody. She was an avid hot air balloonist and a longtime and much loved employee of Mentor Graphics of Longmont. Ann was the loving mother to four children: Sheri Middleton, Jennifer McNutt, Dede Laugesen and Dennis Schum. She is survived by them and 15 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and grandson, Luke McNutt. Visitation and funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at Sacred Heart of Mary Church, 6739 South Boulder Road, Boulder, Colo. A reception will follow.

Schuttler, Shirley Joan
Shirley Joan White Schuttler - Journal-Advocate - May 29, 2008 - Served in U.S. Navy as physician assistant Shirley Joan White Schuttler died May 18, 2008, at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg, Colo., after a lengthy illness. She was born March 10, 1938, to Turley and Marcella White in Fort Morgan. After graduating from Fort Morgan High School, Shirley served in the U.S. Navy for four years. She was stationed at Pearl Harbor as a physician assistant. Shirley married Dale E. Schuttler on June 19, 1976, in Fort Morgan. They moved to LaPorte, Colo., in 1977, where they resided until February 2008 when they moved to the nursing home in Walsenburg. Until her retirement, Shirley worked as an accounting clerk for several businesses in Fort Collins. Survivors include her husband and stepchildren Patricia Hanson and Elain Thielen of Boulder, Glen Conrad of Evanston, Wyo., Clif Conrad of Martindale, Texas; siblings, Alice Graff of Fort Morgan, Floyd of Pueblo, Colo., Larry of Denver and Richard of Tucson, Ariz. In addition, she has many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Shirley especially enjoyed children and visiting with her many friends. She will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Velma Steward; and brothers, Roy, Gary and Archie White. A celebration of Shirley' s life will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at Resthaven, 8426 South Hwy. 287 in Fort Collins. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

Schwab, Amelia
Amelia Schwab - Huerfano World - July 12, 2001 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1910: Died, Amelia Schwab, 22, wife of John S. Schwab, at the Farr ranch. She was the daughter of Emil Schmidt of Custer County. [Editor's Note: Mrs. Amelia Schwab died July 1, 1910. Obituary listed Walsenburg World, July 7, 1910, Page 1.] Wet Mountain Tribune - July 16, 1910 - Mrs. John S. Schwab, who died at Walsenburg, Colo., on July 1st, was 22 years, 2 months and 17 days old. She was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Schmidt, and was born to them on Antelope creek in this county. Besides the husband and infant son, her father and mother survive, also a sister and three brothers, to mourn an irreparable loss. The funeral took place at the church at Gardner on Sunday July 3rd, 1910, at 3 P.M., burial in the Gardner Cemetery. Rev. Smith of the Methodist church of Walsenburg conducted the funeral services, the same pastor having united the young couple in marriage on Sept. 30, 1907, at Walsenburg. The deceased was of an amiable disposition and admired for her womanly traits of character by all acquaintances.

Schwab, Laura Lea
Laura Lea (Dorsey) Schwab - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 2010 - Laura Lea (Dorsey) Schwab, was born in Pueblo April 5, 1951, and passed away Feb. 13, 2010, after a valiant struggle with illness. Preceded in death by her grandparents, Alice and Robert Dorsey and Margaret and Donald Miller; and by her parents, Robert and Josephine Dorsey. Survived by son, Ron (Jamie) Schwab Jr.; grandson, Christian Schwab; a soon-to-arrive granddaughter; former husband, Ron Schwab; siblings, Greg Dorsey, Bobbi Zangaris, Jeff (Lisa) Dorsey and Tracy (Randy) Roybal; nieces and nephews, Aedra (Dominic) Magdaleno, Carrie Dorsey, Tara (Alzado) Adame, Brian Dorsey, Jeff and Adam Zangaris, Lauren and Jourdan Dorsey and Steffi and Zach Roybal. Four grand-nieces also remain. In addition, she leaves behind her beloved cats; the Bags; her very special and loving friend, Ed Jacketta; her supportive and much appreciated neighbors, Marty and Lauren DeJoy; and a multitude of friends who will sorely miss her. Laura went through school in Pueblo, graduating from South High School in 1969. She married and had her son, who brought her joy and pride as he grew. She worked at Grove Drug Store, City Park Golf Course Restaurant, and Vita Bella, where she enjoyed her co-workers and customers. She had a big heart with a definite soft spot for animals. She was stubborn and tenacious and she did things her way. She was a diva and brought entertainment and laughter to those closest to her. She loved her life and doted on her kitty family. She loved her people family and decorated, fussed and fed everyone on all holidays. She found pleasure and contentment in caring for her beautiful flowers in the summer. She cared deeply for her friends. And now, she flies. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Anyone who wishes, may contribute in her honor to an animal charity. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Schwartz, Irving
Irving Schwartz - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 2012 - Irving Schwartz, 92, passed away in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 21, 2012. He was predeceased by his wife, Shirley. Mr. Schwartz is survived by his beloved children, Steven, Lisa and Lori and their families. Mr. Schwartz was a veteran of the Army Air Corps in World War II. He was the Civilian Personnel Officer for the Pueblo Army Depot. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Monday, at B' Nai Jacob Cemetery. Arrangements, Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Schwartz, Isadore
Isadore Schwartz - Pueblo Indicator - November 21, 1936 - A Holdup and Killing - Isadore Schwartz, Proprietor of the Reliable Loan Co. Shot to Death - It was at noon last Monday when two shots were heard in the loan shop at 305 North Union avenue and a young Negro came out with a smoking revolver in his hand. Passing a dozen pedestrians he ran across the street and made his way to the railroad yards where he either hid or else caught a ride out of town. Soon a number of detectives and police gathered at the pawn shop and Chief Grady ordered a general search of Pueblo to be made. It is thought that Schwartz resisted the holdup as he is quoted as having said he never would be held up without making resistance. He was shot by the Negro in the abdomen and left leg. He uttered a few despairing yells, which with the shots, attracted the attention of many in the vicinity. The victim attempted to follow the thug but fell in the doorway and at once lapsed into unconsciousness and soon passed away. Word of the tragedy was flashed to all nearby points and Sheriff Lewis Worker' s force joined with Chief of Police Grady in the man hunt. Pueblo Indicator - November 21, 1936 - Negro Killer Under Arrest - Willis Wynn, alias William Johnson, a 19-year-old Negro, confessed Thursday to Denver police that he shot and killed Isadore Schwartz, pawnbroker, last Monday. The Pueblo police previously had the killer under arrest but released him when witnesses failed to identify him. He hid out here two days and then bummed his way to Denver on a freight train.

Schweitzer, Helen Louise
Helen Louise Galbraith Schweitzer - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2010 - Helen Louise Galbraith Schweitzer, 84, passed away Feb. 14, 2010. Survived by her children, Gary (Margaret) Schweitzer of Pueblo West, John (Joline) Schweitzer of Eagle Nest, N.M., Cheryl (Robert Gutzler) Schweitzer of San Diego, Calif., Jeffrey (Kathleen) Schweitzer of Pueblo West, Linda Schweitzer of San Diego, Calif., Robert Schweitzer of Marienville, Pa., and Lisa (Doug Lafko) Schweitzer of Pueblo West; sister, Margaret Anthony of Muncie, Ind.; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, John Clement Schweitzer in 1991; and brother, George Galbraith. Helen was born Oct. 2, 1925, in Tarentum, Pa., to Rose Lena (nee Vogel) and Thomas Edward Stieren Galbraith. Viewing, from noon to service time today. Service, 2 p.m. today, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Her final resting place will be at North Forest Cemetery in Marienville, Pa.

Schweitzer, Lamar
Lamar Schweitzer - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 2012 - Fatal crash closes I-25 lanes north of Trinidad - The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a fatal rollover crash that occurred this morning on Interstate 25 at Mile Marker 22 north of Trinidad. Both southbound lanes of the highway and one northbound lane were closed at 9:12 a.m. More information on the crash will be posted to The Chieftain' s website as soon as we learn details. The Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 2012 - Texas man, woman killed in I-25 rollover crash north of Trinidad - The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a fatal rollover crash that killed two people from Texas this morning on Interstate 25 at Mile Marker 22 north of Trinidad. CSP Trooper Nathaniel Reid said a man and a woman died from injuries sustained in the crash. ' They were the only two in the vehicle,'  Reid said. ' The man was the driver and the woman was the passenger in the front seat.'  The victims were in a 2000 Toyota sport utility vehicle. The highway has reopened after being partially closed while the crash was investigated and the wreck cleared. Identities of the two victims have not been released. Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 2012 - Two killed in crash north of Trinidad - Two Texas residents were killed Tuesday in a rollover accident four miles north of Trinidad. Lamar Schweitzer, 84, and Linda Schweitzer, 73, were killed when their 2000 Toyota 4Runner crashed on Interstate 25, according to Trooper Ark Gumke of the Colorado State Patrol. The vehicle was northbound at about 8:30 a.m. when it veered off the side of the road and hit a delineator post. The Toyota briefly went airborne before landing into the median, then rolled twice before stopping, Gumke said. Linda Schweitzer died at the scene. Lamar Schweitzer was taken to Mount San Rafael Hospital and died upon arrival. Gumke said alcohol, drugs and speed did not contribute to the crash, but Lamar Schweitzer may have fallen asleep while driving. The crash closed lanes in both directions on I-25 for about three hours before the highway was reopened at 11:05 a.m.

Schweitzer, Linda
Linda Schweitzer - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 2012 - Fatal crash closes I-25 lanes north of Trinidad - The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a fatal rollover crash that occurred this morning on Interstate 25 at Mile Marker 22 north of Trinidad. Both southbound lanes of the highway and one northbound lane were closed at 9:12 a.m. More information on the crash will be posted to The Chieftain' s website as soon as we learn details. The Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 2012 - Texas man, woman killed in I-25 rollover crash north of Trinidad - The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a fatal rollover crash that killed two people from Texas this morning on Interstate 25 at Mile Marker 22 north of Trinidad. CSP Trooper Nathaniel Reid said a man and a woman died from injuries sustained in the crash. ' They were the only two in the vehicle,'  Reid said. ' The man was the driver and the woman was the passenger in the front seat.'  The victims were in a 2000 Toyota sport utility vehicle. The highway has reopened after being partially closed while the crash was investigated and the wreck cleared. Identities of the two victims have not been released. Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 2012 - Two killed in crash north of Trinidad - Two Texas residents were killed Tuesday in a rollover accident four miles north of Trinidad. Lamar Schweitzer, 84, and Linda Schweitzer, 73, were killed when their 2000 Toyota 4Runner crashed on Interstate 25, according to Trooper Ark Gumke of the Colorado State Patrol. The vehicle was northbound at about 8:30 a.m. when it veered off the side of the road and hit a delineator post. The Toyota briefly went airborne before landing into the median, then rolled twice before stopping, Gumke said. Linda Schweitzer died at the scene. Lamar Schweitzer was taken to Mount San Rafael Hospital and died upon arrival. Gumke said alcohol, drugs and speed did not contribute to the crash, but Lamar Schweitzer may have fallen asleep while driving. The crash closed lanes in both directions on I-25 for about three hours before the highway was reopened at 11:05 a.m.

Scibella, Julianne
Julianne Scibella - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2011 - Julianne Scibella, age 74, passed away Nov. 12, 2011. She resided at the Richmond Building for 15 years, where she had a very full life. Julianne loved to write, draw, knit, dance, sing, teach, and be the life of the party! She is survived by five children, eight grandkids, and one great-grandson on his way. Please join in a Celebration of Life, 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Pueblo, 110 S. La Crosse Ave. Arrangements handled through Funeral and Cremation Care of Colorado.

Scidmore, Irene Idella
Irene Idella Scidmore - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2009 - San Luis Valley resident Irene Idella Scidmore, 93, died Dec. 20, 2009. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, Sargent Community Church, Sargent. Survived by husband, Keith Scidmore, Alamosa; children, Kay (Ray) Berry, Monte Vista, Harold (Frances) Scidmore of Alamosa, and Mary Dee (Larry) Hall of Pueblo West.

Scilley, James
James Scilley - Pueblo Indicator - January 10, 1914 - Boy Killed by Train at Loveland - James Scilley, the 12 year old son of H. Scilley, local manager of the Great Western Sugar Factory, was crushed to death beneath the wheels of a train in the Great Western yards.

Sciortino, Christopher J.
Christopher J. Sciortino - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 2011 - Christopher J. Sciortino, 47, passed away Oct. 14, 2011, after a year and a half long heroic battle with cancer. Survived by his mother, Janet Sciortino; father, Sam Sciortino, both of Pueblo; brother, Michael Sciortino of Trinidad; uncle, Vincent Sciortino of Pueblo; aunt, Gina Mattley of Gering, Neb.; and numerous cousins. Chris was born Oct. 27, 1963, in Pueblo. He graduated from USC with a BA degree in psychology and CSU-Ft. Collins with a MBA degree. After serving in the Peace Corps in 1993, he returned to CSU-Ft. Collins to earn his CIS Masters. The past 14 years he worked as a data base manager for Quest and Century Link. Chris was a loving, giving and caring person who was a joyful and active member of many Catholic church groups in the Denver area. He also enjoyed spending time with friends, hiking, water and snow skiing, traveling and trekking on pilgrimages in Europe along with engaging in various charities. Special thank you to Theresa Walker and his many friends and family for their love and concern during his illness. Viewing, from 12 to 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Wednesday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Fr. Kevin Novack as celebrant. Both services at Our Lady of the Meadows, 23 Starling Dr. Those who desire may make memorials to Christopher Sciortino Scholarship Fund in care of PCC Foundation through the funeral home.

Scoles, Viola V.
Viola V. Scoles - Pueblo Chieftain - December 6, 2009 - Viola V. Scoles, 90, spent her first day in heaven on Dec. 2, 2009. Survived by her grandchildren, Brenda Taylor, Jason Scoles and Timothy Scoles; daughter-in-law, Marjorie Scoles; sisters, Bertha Burnham of Fort Collins, Colo., and Alberta Reese of Simla, Colo.; nephews and nieces, Tom and Marcia Hinkle, Sherry Carrington and Samuel Kirsch; great-grandkids, Justin and Joshua Taylor. Preceded in death by her husband, Clessen Scoles; son, Casey Scoles; parents, Albert and Laura Nemier; and sisters, Virginia and Louise. Viola was born June 30, 1919, in Pueblo. She worked for Stoehr Dry Cleaners. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and spending time with her Sunday school class at First Church of the Nazarene. She also was a member of Centennial High School Alumni. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with Pastor Steve Longley officiating.

Scorafa, Joseph
Joseph Scorafa - 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.

Scott, Aaron
Aaron Scott - Trinidad-Times Independent - September 30, 2011 - Aaron W. Scott, born March 16, 1952, passed away Sept. 27, 2011. Aaron is survived by his mother Betty M. Perdue and brother Gary D. Scott. The family may be contacted at 63382 E. Juniper Road, Montrose, CO 81401. Aaron died of early onset Alzheimer' s. Cremation has taken place at his request. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Scott, Bernadette
Bernadette Scott - Pueblo Chieftain - November 9, 2012 - Tire blowout leads to death - Vehicle carrying four females rolled south of Walsenburg - One person died and three others were injured tonight in a one-car crash on Interstate 25 south of Walsenburg. Sgt. Wallace Lathrop of the Colorado State Patrol said one victim died at the scene and another was flown by Flight for Life to Pueblo's Parkview Medical Center. The victims were in a Dodge Durango headed south when one of the tires blew out, causing the vehicle to roll, Lathrop said. "We had multiple (people) ejected," Lathrop said. The crash happened at 5:59 p.m. about six miles south of Walsenburg. The interstate was closed for about 30 minutes so the medical helicopter could land. Lathrop said the victims are all female, one being from Pueblo and one from Colorado Springs, but couldn't provide more specific information from the scene. Troopers are still on scene conducting their investigation. Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 2012 - The four women involved in a deadly crash south of town were identified late Friday night. Bernadette Scott, 33, of Colorado Springs was pronounced dead at the scene by the Huerfano County coroner. Breanna Ortiz of Rifle, Viktoria Flores of Colorado Springs and Tawnya Schaus of Denver sustained serious injuries and were transported to separate hospitals, according to the Colorado State Patrol. All three women are 20 years old. It was originally believed that one of the victims was from Pueblo but the CSP confirmed otherwise. The women were in a Dodge Durango headed south when one of the tires blew out, causing the vehicle to roll. At this time, alcohol and drug use are not suspected as contributing factors. An initial investigation indicates that no seatbelts were being worn by the women at the time of the wreck, which remains under investigation.

Scott, Clara C.
Clara C. Scott - Pueblo Chieftain - April 3, 2013 - Clara C. Scott, 82 passed away March 30, 2013, born in Ocate, N.M., on April 13, 1930, to Fidel and Maria Arguello. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alvin ' Scotty' ; son, Michael; brothers, Juan, Arthur, Silviano; and sister, Delia. Clara is survived by her children, Gary, Cherlyn (Jerry), Kevin (Becky), Laurie, Darryl (Suzi), Dawna, Duane, Keith (Christy); sister, Nora Duran; sisters-in-law, Marie and Margaret Arguello; 15 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Clara enjoyed sewing, gardening and fishing, loved spending time with her kids and grandkids and enjoyed cheering for the Broncos and Rockies. Special thanks to Christy Romero for the loving care she provided to our mother in her time of need, to Dr. Burke and his staff and also to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and staff. Rosary, 7 p.m. today, April 3, 2013, at Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, April 4, 2013, at St. Leander Catholic Church, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Scott, Edna J.
Edna J. Scott - Pueblo Chieftain - April 1, 2012 - Edna J. Scott, passed away March 23, 2012, in Pueblo, with her sister, Rose, by her side. She was born Edna Ruby Jesser on April 18, 1919, to Philip and Christena Jesser, in Pritchett, Colo. Edna and her husband, Clarus Scott, moved to Pueblo in 1952. Edna was employed at the Army Depot for 26 years, where she received several civilian awards. Edna was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sisters, Clara Woodhouse, Alma Hutchison and Dorothy Higgins; and brothers Ruben and Charles Jesser. Edna is survived by her brother, Harvey Jesser, of Pritchett, and sister, Rose McClain, of Rocky Ford, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Edna is also survived by a dear friend she met late in life, Claude Belisle, of Pueblo. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2012, in the First Church of God, 528 W. Abriendo Ave. Private interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Scott, George L.
George L. Scott - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 1999 - Our Past Century, 1920 - 1921 - Pueblo's Most Historic Event - Rebels took Mexico City in May 1920. The United States sent four ships to Tampico in response. A Pueblo sailor, George L. Scott, died in Tampico the following year.

Scott, Henry
Henry Scott - Daily Rocky Mountain News - May 17, 1877 - A Sad Story - The Georgetown Miner has the following tale of suffering: ' About three weeks ago John Bishop, Eli Pitcher, Wm. Green, Phil. Cosgrove and Henry Scott started with a team and complete outfit, intending to go to Arizona through the southern portion of this state. Several of the party, it seems, had been exposed to the infection of small-pox before they left the Plume, and after they had been out some days Mr. Pitcher was taken down with it, abandoned the trip, returned to the Plume, and is now convalescent. The other boys went on to a point about four miles beyond Pueblo, where they had to go into camp, with Scott quite bad; several days afterwards he died; and Bishop and Green buried him. They then burned their clothing and bedding and started back, leaving Mr. Cosgrove sick at Pueblo, where he had good care, and a dispatch received Wednesday by S. P. Bishop from Mr. Desmond says he was then doing well. John Bishop and Green are well, and are still in Denver.

Scott, Irene
"Auntie" Irene Scott - Trinidad Times Independent - February 4, 2012 - "Auntie" Irene Scott died Jan. 28, 2012, her 98th birthday, and was born again in heaven with her beloved family she so dearly missed. Auntie will be missed by everyone who knew her and we are comforted by the knowledge that she will always watch over us. Her beautiful smile and her sparkling blue eyes will always be with us in our hearts. Auntie's life began Jan. 28, 1914, as the original coal miner's daughter, born to Camillo and Guiditta Gasperetti in Van Housen, N.M. She was one of seven brothers and sisters who were raised in Ramsey. She met Bill Scott, the love of her life, in Ramsey and in 1949 they moved to Starkville, where she began her life of caring for her mother, brother, sisters, their children and their grandchildren. Auntie's family offers a special thanks to her extended family at Pueblo Care and Rehabilitation Center. Visitation was 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 2 followed by a 12:15 p.m. rosary at Comi Chapel and 1 p.m. funeral Mass at Holy Trinity Church. Interment followed at Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bryan Gasperetti, Brad Gasperetti, Cameron Gasperetti, Robbie Skalko, Mike Skalko and John Skalko.

Scott, John
John Darren Scott Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2013 - John Darren Scott Jr., 47, passed away March 16, 2013. Survived by his wife, Cindy; son, Terin (Deona) Finley of Texas; granddaughters, Willow and Izzabella Finley; mother, Anna Kendall; brother, Randy (Angie) Huddelson; sister, Michelle (Jason) Delgado; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives. John was a member of the Steelworkers Union and was very devoted to his family. Memorial service, 2:30 p.m. Friday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Scott, Lucille Mary
Lucille Mary Howard Werner Generke Scott - Pueblo Chieftain - August 3, 2011 - Lucille Mary Howard Werner Generke Scott, born Oct. 7, 1921, passed away July 29, 2011. She is survived by her loving husband, James M. Scott; children, William A. (LeeKay) Generke, George W. Generke, Susan M. Lind; grandchildren and great- grandchildren. At her request, cremation will take place. No service will be held. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.

Scott, Maxine Marie
Maxine Marie Scott - Trinidad Times Independent - February 17, 2012 - Maxine Marie Scott, 76, died Feb. 1, 2012, after a long, brave struggle with cancer. She began life Dec. 13, 1935, as one of 12 children born to Joe R. and Annie Chavez in Weston. In 1957, she married the love of her life, Archie Turner Scott. The couple would have celebrated 55 years of marriage in September. Although both traveled and lived in many places over the years, Colorado Springs was always considered home. She will be missed more than words could ever express. Her love, laughter and wonderful sense of humor will always be held dear by all who were close to her. She was kind to everyone she met, leaving behind many friends with wonderful memories. Her passing has left a hole in the hearts of her husband and two children, Wanda and Trenton, their spouses, extended family and a circle of friends, a void only her love can fill.

Scott, Nora L.
Nora L. Scott - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2013 - Nora L. Scott, 82, passed away on Feb. 18, 2013, in Pueblo. Survived by husband of 56 years, Otis Scott; daughter, Diane Scott of Denver; and son, Ken Scott of Pueblo. Per her request, cremation has taken place and no memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Pride City Quilt Guild, P.O. Box 1404, Pueblo, CO 81003.

Scott, Paul Matthew
Paul Matthew Scott - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 2011 - Paul Matthew Scott went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Jan. 10, 2011. Paul was born in Rathbun, Iowa, on Oct. 5, 1938. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jasper and Icle Scott; son, Lenny Scott; and mother-in-law, Ora Erbland, who loved him as her own. What a glorious reunion that must have been. Paul is survived by the love of his life, wife, April Scott. They cherished and loved each other from the moment they met. Two hearts, one love; that was their destiny. So, go my love and prepare a place for us ...wherever you are, my love will find you. He also leaves behind his daughter, Brenda Pullen; son, Brad Scott; and five grandchildren. Paul was the middle child of 10; brothers, Bobbie, Billie, Donald, Teddy, James, John, Daniel, and Michael; sister, Rachel; and too many friends and ' adopted'  family members to mention. Paul was a proud, devout, beautiful spirit, who loved the Lord with all his heart, and in so doing, taught many others, by example. The Lord shone through Paul' s beautiful blue eyes. He always was a hard worker and could do anything with his hands. An excellent carpenter and craftsman; if he saw it, he could build it. Paul also loved to cook, especially for a crowd ' ” the more, the merrier. He was well-known in the area for his barbecue sauce, salsa, and smoked goodies. Paul' s wit, love of life and gentle good nature will be missed by all. Heaven is a much better place with him there. The family would like to thank Sangre de Cristo Hospice for helping to take care of Paul and helping him keep as much dignity as was possible during his final days. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at First Church of the Nazarene, 84 Stanford Ave., with Pastor James Murray officiating.

Scott, Sandra
Sandra ' Samme'  Scott - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 2012 - Sandra ' Samme'  Scott. Service 2 p.m., Monday. Sandra K. Scott - Born in Pueblo, CO on Jun. 29, 1951, Departed on Jun. 5, 2012 and resided in Pueblo, CO. Montgomery Steward Funeral Home - June 9, 2012 - Sandra "Samme" K. Scott, born June 29, 1951, died June 5, 2012. Samme made her journey to be with her beloved Lord Jesus. Preceded in death by her parents, Josephine and Benjamin Fernandez. Her memories will survive through her loving husband of 43 years, Amos "Terry" Scott; her daughters, Rachel (Phil) Tripplehorn, Shannon (Scott) Adams and Tracie (Mike) Gomez; her festive daughter, Jennifer "Ninji" Young; Goddaughter, Marlena Landson; grandchildren, Sarah, Elissah, Caitlyn and Victoria, and her only grandson, Samuel; special aunt, Mary (Claude) Sanchez; sisters, MaryAnn (Ross) Vigil and Susie Gutierrez; and numerous nephews and nieces. Samme loved her family and extended family tremendously. Her grandchildren glowed in her heart with pride and they returned the same love with a simple word "Bamms" started by her eldest grandchild, Sarah. She had a love for intricate needle and bead work. Her Christmas tree would show her talent with the ornaments she would make. Samme also had such a creative spark for piecing together creative and beautiful costumes for her grandchildren and outfits for her girls when they were young. Samme also found such peace in her fishing trips to one of her favorite mountain town, Pitkin. She, as well, devoted a length of time to help others with their own religious faith through the form of Bible study and RCIA at Holy Family. Throughout her life, good times and bad, her faith never lessened. She saw the good in people who could not see it themselves. To honor our Samme's wishes, a memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2012, in the Montgomery Steward Funeral Chapel. Flowers of celebration may be sent directly to the chapel.

Scott, Scotty M.
Scotty M. Scott - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 2006 - Scotty M. Scott passed away Dec. 23, 2006, in Pueblo. Scotty was born in Trinidad, Colo., on March 5, 1931, to Chester and Gladys Scott and had lived in Pueblo since 1963. He retired from the Pueblo Transit in 2001 after 32 years as a City Bus Driver. Scotty was a member of South Pueblo Lodge No. 31 AF&AM and the Southern Colorado Consistory. He was a Navy man who served in the Korean Conflict as part of the Underwater Demolition Team (Navy Seals). Scotty entertained everyone he met with his many jokes. He collected pens and loved to eat candy suckers. Mr. Scott was preceded in death by his parents; son, Wayne; and nephew, Bill Walker. He will be sadly missed by his family who includes his wife, Nellie; daughters, Michelle (Jim) Carlo, Susan (Keith) Burden, Janet (Bob) Cadorette; stepdaughters, Debbie Gonzales and Chris King; a sister, Viola ' Dolle'  Walker; a brother, Bill (Jan) Scott; nieces, Mimi Walker and Becky (James) Lambert; as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and ' grand Pets.'  Mr. Scott will lie in state at the Mortuary from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006, First Nazarene Church. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery with Masonic Rites by South Pueblo Lodge No. 31 and Military Honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. A thank you goes out to all our friends and family for your continued support over this last year. A hug and big thank you also to the wonderful staff from Hospice for your excellent care these last couple of months. A final farewell to you, dad, and remember to tell Jesus, Happy Birthday from all of us. ' Scotty, this last 30 years was the best I ever had and will have till I see you in Heaven. You make a place for me, Love you Baby.' 

Scratcherd, Earline
Earline (Medlan)(Moynes) Scratcherd - Daily Press - March 31, 2005 - Earline Medlan Moynes Scatcherd died in Apple Valley on March 25, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; her parents, Flossie Maye Yeo and Oliver Riley Moynes; her brother, Elgin Alonzo ' Bud'  Moynes; and her granddaughter, Lynn Marie Christensen. She was in her 91st year. Born in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada in 1915, Earline is survived by her sister, Gwelda Dornath of Mesa, Ariz.; three daughters, Jacqueline Heflin and her husband, Dale of Apple Valley, Patricia Stephens and Ann Beasley of Hesperia. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren. Michael Christensen of Delta, British Columbia, Canada; Nina Reyez, Michelle Wright and Oscar Reyez, all of Hesperia; Stacy Reyez, Cathee Schlager and Patrick Reyez, all of Apple Valley; Eric Schlager of Sacramento; Tony Christensen and Chuck Christensen, both of Lakewood, Colo.; and Kim Webb and Lee Anne Webb, both of Walsenburg, Colo. Twenty-five great-grandchildren and 81 great-great-grandchildren also survive her. Earline spent many of her working years as a telephone operator for Bell of Canada, General Telephone of Las Vegas, Nev., and the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev., and retired from Contel of California in Victorville. She also worked as a front-desk clerk for the Polaris Hotel in Fairbanks, Alaska, and was a customs driver for General Motors in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada during World War II. In 1975, she retired from the Health Department of the state of Alaska. Her family extends special thanks to Dr. Mohinder Ahluwalia of Apple Valley, Dr. Thomas Elder of Victorville, Dr. Vincent Ajanwachuku of Victorville and Joanna Richard, RN, of the Visiting Nurses Association in Victorville. Viewing will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Victor Valley Mortuary, 15609 11th St. in Victorville. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Victor Valley Mortuary is handling arrangements.

Scrivner, Gladys L.
Gladys L. Scrivner - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2013 - Gladys L. Scrivner, resident of Pueblo for almost 54 years, passed away early Saturday morning, March 30, 2013, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. She was 89 years, four months and 20 days old. Gladys was born in Oklahoma in 1923, married Ora Scrivner in 1942, and they moved to Pueblo in 1959. They were married 35 years, until his death in 1978. She was preceded in death by her husband, three sisters and two brothers. She is survived by two daughters, Juanita Poulis of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Shirley Snow of Pueblo, Colo.; grandchildren, Michael (Hulya) Pando of Amsterdam, Netherlands, David Shane Snow of Pueblo, Colo., Tracy (Keith) Skelly of Sonora, Calif., and Steven Snow of Denver, Colo. She is survived by five great-grandchildren. She was laid to rest beside her husband in the White Rose Cemetery, Reydon, Okla., on Friday, April 5, 2013.

Scully, William Patrick
William Patrick Scully - Pueblo Chieftain - June 8, 2011 - William Patrick Scully, 67, of Pueblo West, went to be with the Lord, June 2, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Janet; son, William Jr.; daughter, Kristina Scully; granddaughter, Amanda Scully; and brother, Robert Scully of Pearcy, Ark. William was retired from the U.S. Army. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, June 9, 2011, at Pueblo West Funeral Home with military honors.

Scuzzaro, Elvira P.
Elvira P. Scuzzaro - Trinidad Times Independent - May 21, 2011 - Elvira P. Scuzzaro of Aguilar, passed away at. Mt. San Rafael Hospital May 15, 2011, at the age of 95. She was born in Bear Creek Sept. 7, 1915 to Maria (Balina) and Bartolo Pugnetti. Funeral Services were Friday, May 20, 2011, with Rosary at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Aguilar with Fr. Martin Frias as celebrant. Interment with Rite of Committal followed St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery. Friends gathered with the family at. St. Anthony's Parish Hall after the services. The family may be contacted at the home address. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Seaferd, Heather Elizabeth
Heather Elizabeth Seaferd - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2010 - Heather Elizabeth Seaferd, 37, passed on April 7, 2010. Heather was born in Barstow, Calif. She first pursued a nursing career and later worked as a manager for Cingular/AT&T. Her favorite job of all was being a stay-at-home mom. Heather is survived by her two children, Tiffany and Sabrina Langevin, both of Pueblo; mother, Lynne D. McKirdy, West Palm Beach, Fla.; father, Gary J. Seaferd, Suffield, Conn.; brother, Glenn J. (Jennifer Hussex) Seaferd, Windsor Locks, Conn.; grandmother, Margaret McKirdy, Southbury, Conn.; and devoted life partner, Kerry Fletcher of Pueblo. Heather' s memorial service will be on Sunday, April 11, 2010, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. The family will greet friends and family from 1 to 3 p.m., with the service at 3 p.m. In lieu of food and flowers, donations can be made to the Suicide Prevention or charity of choice. Arrangements under the direction of Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Seaman, F. G.
F. G. Seaman - Pueblo Indicator - July 21, 1934 - Death Claimed Three - Three of Pueblo' s old-time residents passed away on Tuesday, July 17. Michael Jachetta, for 45 years engaged at times in the newspaper, banking, and grocery business. F.G. Seaman, 67, passed away at a local hospital. He was engaged in farming and merchandising at times. Zander Taub, formerly of this city but of late years a resident of Los Angeles, died while here on a visit. All were well known and highly respected by their many friends here.

Seamans, Robert R. III
Robert R. Seamans - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 2011 - Robert R. Seamans, 27, of Pueblo West, unfortunately passed away on May 25, 2011. We rejoice in the fact that he is now with his Lord in heaven. He died after an accident while enjoying one of his favorite pastimes, watching the Rockies play. Robert was preceded in death by his father, Robert Seamans and grandmother, Berna Seamans. He is survived by his mother, Christelle (Ben) Wolfe; sister, Amber Seamans; nieces, Celene and Sha-de' Croft and Joliette Goin; nephew, Gavyn Cardenas; several uncles and aunts, numerous cousins and friends; his special friend, Shelby Elliot and last but not least his faithful companion, Scooby. Robert graduated from Pueblo West High School in 2001 and attended Pueblo Community College. He was a very talented musician and a fantastic waiter, dog lover and funny man. His favorite teams were "Da Bears" and, of course, the Rockies. The world is now missing one of the most sincere, honest and kind persons but now heaven is rejoicing at his arrival. A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 30, 2011, at the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West, 434 S. Conquistador Ave., at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Robert' s memory to SunWest Credit Union.

Seavy, Jack
Jack Seavy - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 1999 - Our Past Century, 1984 - 1985 - Pueblo Economy Begins Recovery - They Made a Difference - Jack Seavy - Jack Seavy was viewed as a candid, gruff, to-the-point judge who said the law was not to tinker with, and if politics were the ticket of selecting a jurist, he never would have made it. Seavy first desired to become an engineer, and attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for two years. He then decided to follow his father's footsteps and become a Pueblo lawyer. His father was Vasco Seavy, a man who usually has the word "legendary" placed before his name in news stories. Jack Seavy fought in Europe as a paratrooper in World War II, and five years later, in 1950, graduated from the University of Colorado law school before joining his father's firm. The younger Seavy was first appointed to the bench in 1962, but was voted out months later. In 1969, with the law changed to its current non-political "yes" or "no" vote for sitting judges, Seavy was again named to the bench. He was not the type of man to schmooze or kiss babies in return for votes. Seavy had more than his share of controversial cases, but he concentrated on the complexity of the issues and left the discussion to others. Seavy heard the notorious O.D. Woolsey murder trial in the 1970s, and the double-murder conviction of William Houchin in 1986. But it was the May 1988 case of Donna Yaklich that garnered Seavy the most attention. She was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder for hiring two men to shoot her police officer husband, Dennis, and Seavy shocked most observers when he meted out a 40-year term for Yaklich. Seavy died May 31, 1989, after battling cancer for a year. Almost 400 people attended his services, and judges and lawyers alike praised Seavy for his keen grasp of the law, his fairness and his ability to treat defendants as individuals who were not guilty until proven so.

Sebben, Esther
Esther Sebben - Trinidad Times Independent - April 4, 2010 - Esther Sebben age 94, died at St. Francis Nursing Center at Mount St. Francis in Colorado Springs on April 2, 2010. Esther was born in Sopris, Colorado on March 10, 1916, the daughter of John and Maria (Borgo) Cunico. She married the love of her life Gerald Sebben in June of 1941. Esther lived most of her life in Sopris, Colorado moving to Trinidad, Colorado when the town of Sopris was bought by the U.S. Government. She spent the last five years of her life in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Esther was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Gerald, sisters Anne (Felix) Lira, Catherine (Tony) Maccagnan, Julia (Mike) Butero, brothers Crist(Pena) Cunico, Angelo Cunico, and Louis Cunico, brothers-in-law John (Rose) Sebben, Adolph (Mary Ida) Sebben, Aldo (Mary) Sebben and Joe Sebben. She is survived by sisters-in-law Angie Cunico, Caroline Cunico and Minnie Sebben, numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. Esther was a compassionate and caring person and was loved by all who knew her. Her Catholic religion and devotion to Mary was a very important part of her life. Visitation will be from 2:00-6:00 pm on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 and 8:00 ' “8:45am Thursday, April 8, 2010 at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A Rosary will be held at 9:00 am at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday April 8, 2010. The Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, April 18, 2010, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Trinidad, Colorado. The burial will be at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Sebben, Jr., John Reorda, Wayne Reorda, Gendo Sebben Lawrence Sebben and Joe DeAngelis. Honorary Pallbearers: Brian Cunico, Jeff Sebben, Dean Sebben, Mark Sebben, Donald DeAngelis, Kenny Maccagnan and Crist Karl Cunico. A reception will be held following the services at JuJo' s. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Sebbin, John
John Sebbin - Pueblo Indicator - February 14, 1914 - Two hundred non-union coal miners from Sopris and Starkville made up a procession that accompanied to a grave in the Catholic cemetery the body of John Sebbin, a coal miner, who was killed by being run over by a motor car in the Sopris mine.

Secora, Karen L.
Karen L. Secora - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 1993 - Karen L. Secora was a retired bookkeeper for Herb' s Sport Shop. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m., Thursday, Saint Patrick Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Secora, Robert
Robert "Bob" Secora - Pueblo Chieftain - January 4, 2009 - Robert "Bob" Secora, 79, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 27, 2008. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Eleanor (Hunyadi) Secora; brother, Paul Secora; daughter, Debbie Secora; and son, Bobby Jim Secora. Robert is survived by his wife of 45 years, Vivian Secora; children, Mary Lorraine (Harold) Fetty, John Secora, Larry Secora; and stepdaughter, Vickie Esquibel; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; and his best buddy dog, BJ; sister, Dorothy (William) Warmack; brothers, John B. Cid Secora, Alvin (Linda) Secora; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Bob retired from the CF&I bar mill after 37 years. Bob has many special friends in Gunnison, Montrose, Pueblo and scattered throughout the United States. Bob was a dedicated fan of the Denver Broncos and John Wayne. Bob really enjoyed fishing at Blue Mesa and going to Cripple Creek. He is going to be missed by all who knew him. A life celebration will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at Holy Family Church; if you wish, please wear Bronco attire. If you would like to participate in the potluck dinner following the memorial at Holy Family hall, please contact Cathy at (719) 560-0975. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to El Pueblo Boys & Girls Ranch, American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.

Secora, Theresa E.
Theresa E. Secora - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2009 - Theresa E. Secora native of Pueblo, Colo., loving and devoted mother, born on Oct. 15, 1917, passed away on Jan. 21, 2009. She was preceded in death by her beloved son, Michael Patrick Secora. Survived by two brothers, Steve Herman and Adolph Herman and his wife, Marylyn; nieces, Monica Campbell, Carolyn Worrell and Norma Jean Verhoeff; nephews, Dan Herman and Edward Herman. Theresa was employed by Crews Beggs for 25 years. She was a member of NARVE Club and St. Mary Catholic Church. Her hobbies included horticulture and gaming. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, St. Mary Catholic Church. Funeral arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Sedillo, Arthur E.
Arthur E. Sedillo - Imperial Funeral Home - November 10, 2012 - Arthur Emilio "Art" Sedillo passed away Thursday, November 8, 2012 at his home in Penrose, Colorado. He was born September 9, 1921 in Agua Dulce, New Mexico, to Julian J. and Lucy L. (Lopez) Sedillo. He moved to Colorado with his family when he was a small boy and graduated from William Smith High School in Aurora in May, 1940. Art enlisted in the Army and served from August 22, 1942 until October 27, 1945. He was a Sergeant in the 348th Combat Engineer Battalion and, as part of the 5th Engineer Special Brigade, was the first man to put his foot on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, on D-Day, June 6, 1944. His squad was charged with securing the beach in advance of the invasion by the 1st and 29th Infantry. One of Art's duties was to place the 4' X 20' banners directing the Infantry troops to their positions. Art married Nora L. Lock December 16, 1945 in Plymouth, Michigan. To them were born 6 children. He moved his family to Penrose, Colorado, in 1959 where he resided until his death. He spent most of his life as a General Contractor, working for various construction companies in Pueblo and Colorado Springs, working the longest period of time for Hensel Phelps Construction. A man of strong faith in God, Art was an ordained elder in the CaΓ±on City Seventh-day Adventist Church. Art sought the Lord's will in every aspect of his life and studied His word earnestly, always striving to know Him better. Shortly before he died, he wrote "I shall rejoice when my time comes that I am permitted to lie down to rest in peace. I know Him, whom I love and in whom my soul trusts. He has been a friend. He has kept me in sickness and in health." Art was a cancer survivor since 1973. He also survived a stroke in 2008. Art suffered a heart attack on October 30, 2012, and was hospitalized from November 2nd until November 8th. By his request, he came home from the hospital about noon on the 8th, under Hospice care, and spent the afternoon talking, joking and laughing with Nora, his kids and grandkids. He was surrounded by family members when he passed away at 5:27 p.m. He was 91 years old. A loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, friend and spiritual leader, he will be missed by all who knew him. Art is survived by his wife of almost 67 years, Nora, of Penrose; children: Arthur "Lonnie" (Patti) Sedillo of CaΓ±on City, Suzette "Suzie" (Roger) Keefner of Penrose, Wanda (Clayton) Hart of Ward, Tina Sedillo of Penrose, and Joe (Crystal) Sedillo of CaΓ±on City; brother, Theodore "Lee" Sedillo of Michigan; sister, Marie Smith of Texas; son-in-law, Steve Bowersox of CaΓ±on City; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nephews, nieces and countless friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Mike and Cecil Sedillo; sisters, Louise Guara and Helen Johnson; daughter, Judy Bowersox, and granddaughter, Rebekah Kennedy. Funeral and burial arrangements entrusted to Imperial Funeral Home and Cemetery, Pueblo, Colorado.Viewing will be held Thursday, November 15, 2012, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Imperial Funeral Home, 5450 Hwy 78, Pueblo, Colorado. Services will be held Friday, November 16, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at the CaΓ±on City Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3180 E. Main, CaΓ±on City with burial to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens in Pueblo.

Sedlak, Delpha O.
Delpha O. Sedlak - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1975 - Delpha O. Sedlak. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Peacock-Frye Almont Chapel. Interment, Fairview (Peacock-Frye Almont)

Seel, Donald Everett
Donald Everett Seel - Dignity Memorial - July 19, 2012 - Donald Everett Seel, 83, Minister, passed away July 11, 2012. Donald was formerly of Wichita, Kansas and passed away in Pueblo, Colorado. He was born to Henry Seel and Ora Scrivner in Benton, IL. Services will be held at Hillside Funeral Home West Chapel, 2929 W. 13th, Wichita, Kansas on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Bentley, Kansas. Donald was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Lula. He survived by his daughters, Judy Skidmore of Broomfield, CO and Debra (Vestal) Hasty of Pueblo, CO; 2 grandchildren; 1 nephew.

Seeman, Patsy
Patsy Seeman - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 2012 - Patsy Seeman, 56. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Sefton, Henry Thomas
Henry Thomas Sefton - LaVeta Advertiser - August 28, 1914 - Another Pioneer Dies - There are a number of Alamosa people who remember H. T. Sefton, who in the early days, conducted a general store at old Placer, where one could buy anything from a drink of boose (sic) to red calico; and old ' Baldy,'  as he was known, was one of those big hearted men whose heart was as big as charity demanded. Sefton, in later years, moved over on the Huerfano Creek, 20 miles north of La Veta, and conducted a small store at St. Mary' s crossing until he became too old to look after his business. He was a thorough western character, rough and uncouth, but he retained a certain amount of refinement that really placed him in the category of an average bright man. But H. T. Sefton passed away last week, over in Huerfano at the advanced age of 80 years. Before the old man died he requested that his remains be buried in an old and almost forgotten cemetery on the Huerfano creek, near the Baxter ranch in which vicinity in the early days he had lived. He leaves four sons and one daughter and one step-son. [Editor' s Note: Extracted from the Sefton Cemetery Page: Henry Sefton was the engineer that laid out many of the roads in upper Huerfano County, and built the toll road over Mosca Pass. When he felt it was his time to die, he wanted to be cremated on the top of the hill. He hauled dry timber to the spot to build his funeral pyre and instructed his fellow men to cremate his remains there. Henry Thomas Sefton was born in 1833 at Harrison, Hamilton County, Ohio. On 10-6-1878 in Huerfano County he married Mary Nelson, who was born in Georgia. Their first child, Sarah Catherine was born at Del Norte, Colorado; 2nd was Ora Mae, at Placer, Colorado; 3rd was William Cleveland born at Pueblo, Colorado; 4th was Henry Thomas Sefton Jr. also born in Pueblo; and last Stella Ethel Sefton born at St. Mary's, Colorado.] http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/seftoncem.html

Sega, Teresa M.
Teresa M. (Borelli) Sega - Pueblo Chieftain - March 2, 2010 - Teresa M. (Borelli) Sega, Feb. 26, 1922, to Feb. 27, 2010, passed away after a long and courageous struggle with Alzheimer's. She was a beloved and devoted daughter, mother, wife, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend. Born in Blende, Colo., one of seven children of Italian immigrants, Angelo and Connie Borelli. Teresa attended Blende and Pleasant View schools, before the family moved to California in 1936, settling in the Lincoln Heights section of Los Angeles, where she attended Lincoln High School. After high school, Teresa went to work, along with her sister, Jessie, at Grandma's Bakery in Lincoln Heights, where she met and married her first husband, Mervin Cress, father of her only son, Michael. In 1943, Teresa began her long career with Safeway Stores which lasted 30 years until her retirement in 1973. In 1959, Teresa married Geno Sega to whom she was married for 47 years and who preceded her in death in 2007. Teresa is survived by her only son, Michael Cress, his wife, Sharon, and the ' apple of her eye,'  her only grandson, Matthew Andrew. Also survived by her brothers, Frank M. Borelli of San Pedro, Calif., James A. Borelli of Alhambra, Calif., nieces, nephews and cousins in California, Colorado and Toronto, Canada and many friends who will miss her dearly. Her sense of humor and her essence will be missed by all. Mass, 11 a.m. Friday, March 5, 2010, All Souls Mortuary, 4400 Cherry Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807.

Seger, Catherine I.
Catherine I. Seger - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2012 - Catherine I. Seger went to be with the Lord on Feb. 17, 2012. She was born Dec. 26, 1924, one of four children to Benjamin and Bertha Bond. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lester; two brothers and one sister. Her survivors include her children, Geneva (Wayne) Davis, Fay (Ed) Larkin, Lane Seger and Feena Cote; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. At her request, cremation with no services. Private interment will be in the Calhoun Cemetery at a later date.

Segers, Phoebe Jeannea
Phoebe Jeannea Segers - Trinidad Times Independent - July 24, 2010 - Phoebe Jeannea Segers, 10, born May 8, 2000, accepted her dancing shoes and choir music on July 22, 2010, surrounded by her family, as she took her place among the heavenly throng. Her aunt, Shawna Segers; great-grandpas, Chester Foerch, Marshall Crabtree, Alva Barry and William White and great-grandma, Gladys Barry were there waiting to greet her. Phoebe lived 10 years with her family, Scotty and Addie Grace Segers, Josiah, 20, Nathaniel, 11, and Candace, 3. She was surrounded by many in her extended family, including grandparents, Dave (Pa) and Diana (Grammy) Segers of Lamar; Dave and Jeanne Foerch of Elbert; William White of Kansas; great-grandparents, Paul and Delphine Segers of Lamar; Alvin and Ellena Dodson of Las Animas; Carolyn Foerch of Florida/Denver; Juanita White of Louisiana as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. Phoebe was well loved by all who cared for her and was a reminder of the reality of miracles. She brought joy and peace to all those who were privileged to know her. The family would like to extend thanks to Phoebe's special caretakers, Anna Romero, Karen Malone and Brandon Baca, all of Trinidad; Kim Engsburg, Rory and Karen Gillespie all of Lamar. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Children-focused services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at The Lord's Chapel, Segundo, with Pastor Aaron Norton officiating. Second visitation will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 29, 2010, at the Peacock Funeral Home, Lamar, with services following at the First Presbyterian Church at 1 p.m., followed by internment in the family plot at the Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar. Active pallbearers are Kevin Hicks, Christopher Dunlap, Bryan Segers, Thomas Cusic, Christopher Hicks, Kacy Segers, Josiah Segers and Nathan Segers. Local funeral services under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Seggerman, Bernice
Bernice Seggerman - Amarillo Daily News - March 20, 2008 - Bernice Seggerman, 82, died Tuesday, March 18, 2008. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Morrison Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Steve Simpson, pastor of Grace Thru Faith Fellowship officiating, assisted by Art Lynch, minister of First Street Church of Christ. Burial will be in Dumas Cemetery by Morrison Funeral Directors. Bernice Seggerman was born Sept. 29, 1925, in Andover, S.D., to Fred and Alida Baril. With her husband, she owned and operated a television repair shop in Denver. Bernice had been a resident of Artesia, N.M., before moving to Dumas two years ago. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Seggerman; and a son, Ronnie Seggerman. Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Thorpe of Loganville, Ga.; two sons, Alan Saxton of Oklahoma City and Chris Seggerman of Denver; a brother, Roy Baril of Dumas; three sisters, Betty Burrow of Deming, N.M., Lois George of Walsenburg, Colo., and Delores Harris of Boulder City, Nev.; and six grandchildren. The family suggests memorials be to Memorial Hospice, 224 E. Second, Dumas, TX, 79029. The family will be at 1501 Fox Ave. in Dumas.

Segura, Ines M.
Ines M. Segura - Pueblo Chieftain - December 7, 2010 - Ines M. Segura, 70, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 5, 2010. Preceded in death by her mother, Florentina Lopez. Ines is survived by her best friend and husband of 40 years, Ismael "Mayo" Segura; children, Cynthia (Mike) Martinez, Roberta Blakeman, Roldan (Judy) Segura; 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and 11 siblings. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Pueblo West Funeral Home Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Pueblo West Funeral Home Hall. Please wear bright colors.

Segura, Jose A.
Jose A. Segura - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 2012 - Jose A. Segura went to be with the Lord on July 11, 2012. He is survived by his daughter, Raegina Segura; siblings, Ernesto Segura, Rose Cano and Gloria Rios; girlfriend of 30 years, Phyllis Cordova; special friend, Pancho Rios; and extended family and friends. Memorial service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 414 W. 11th Street.

Seibel, Maxine
Maxine Seibel - Pueblo Chieftain - May 1, 2013 - Maxine Seibel, 1916-2013. Jenny ' Maxine'  Seibel, 97, passed away April 28, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Martin ' Luther' ; son, Monte J. Seibel in 1964; and four brothers. Maxine is survived by her daughter, Carol J. McCoy and her husband, David J. of Holly, Colo.; grandchildren, Dr. Melinda Jasani and husband, Dr. Neil Jasani of Hockessin, Del., Cameron L. McCoy and partner, Jon Peck of Avondale, Marcy N. McCoy of Denver; three great-grandchildren, Gregory, Kevin, Emily, all of Hockessin; many other relatives and a host of friends. Maxine took great pride in being a homemaker and was great at it as well. She also did the bookwork for the family business, Seibel Welding Service, for many years. Visitation for Maxine will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today, May 1, 2013, and services will be at 10 a.m. MST Thursday, May 2, 2013, both at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, Colo. Burial will be at 3 p.m. CST at the Leoti Cemetery in Leoti, Kan.

Seifried, Gretchen E.
Gretchen E. Seifried - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2013 - Gretchen E. Seifried, 77, passed away Feb. 23, 2013. Survived by her husband of 58 1/2 years, Ray D. Seifried; children, Don (Claudia) Seifried, Arvada, Ron (Debbie) Seifried, Phil Seifried, Michelle (Clint) Castleberry, all of Pueblo, Dustin Seifried, Denver; brother, Sidney Shoemaker, Pueblo; sister, Elva Kolledge of California; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her daughters, Mellissa Seifried and Michelle Seifried. Gretchen was born on Sept. 15, 1935, in La Junta and was a longtime Pueblo resident. She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church, where she was a big part of her church family and the church family at First Baptist Church. Her love was for her God and her family. Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at First Southern Baptist Church, 301 Cleveland Ave. Interment, 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fairview Cemetery in La Junta. Those who desire, may make memorials to the church.

Seitz, Clarence R.
Clarence R. Seitz - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2012 - Clarence R. Seitz, 64, Pueblo West, Nov. 9. Pueblo West Funeral Home, Pueblo West.

Selak, Helen S.
Helen S. Selak - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 2010 - Helen S. Selak, 93, aka Shorty, was taken by the angels to be in heaven with the Almighty Father July 15, 2010. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 68 years, Frank; children, Frank (Buddy), Bobby; parents, Mike and Pauline Martino; brother, Bob Martino; and sister, Gene Dighera. She is survived by her children, James (Denise) Selak, Michael (Victoria) Selak, Judy (Mike) Kahanic, Mary (David) Fraterelli; grandchildren, Tina Selak-Klaus, Jason and Jeremy Kahanic, Dallas and Stephanie Fraterelli; also survived by her sister, Louise Chapparo. Helen was born Dec. 24, 1916, in the small mining town of Tabasco, Colo. Our mother defined a perfect wife, mom, grandma and friend. Her life was centered around her family and faith, where she was an active member of Christ the King Church since its founding. She was president of St. Helena' s Bishops Guild Unit and was a devoted member of the parish prayer line. She enjoyed playing bridge with dear friends of over 40 years and making the family tradition, potica. Rosary service, 7 p.m. Sunday, and funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 19, 2010, both at Christ the King Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to Christ the King Church. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Selhime, Danny
Danny ' Captain'  Selhime - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 2013 - Danny ' Captain'  Selhime, 57. Sunrise: Sept. 2, 1955; sunset: March 14, 2013. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Ruth Selhime; and a special niece. Danny enjoyed riding motorcycles with friends and was also a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he was a paratrooper. He will be missed by family and friends. Danny will be laid to rest at Ford Logan National Cemetery. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Sellars, Ruth M.
Ruth M. Sellars - Trinidad Times Independent - January 23, 2007 - Ruth M. Sellars, 53, died January 20, 2007 in Colorado Springs. She was born August 8, 1953, in Beloit, Kansas to David and Ruth (Pittaway) Huddleston. She graduated from Walden High School, in Walden, Colo. and after graduation she married Vonie Sellars in Granby, Colo. on August 12, 1971. She became a homemaker and raised three children, Nate, Josh, and Rebecca. After her daughter' s husband Jack died, she and Vonie moved to Trinidad to assist her. She became more than just a grandmother to her granddaughter; she became her close friend. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, computers, and quilting. She was preceded in death by her grandparents and her sister Bonnie Wolf. She is survived by her parents, her husband Vonie Sellars and sons Nate Sellars, Pecos, N.M.; Josh Sellars, Trinidad; daughter Rebecca Gallegos, Trinidad; brothers Claude Huddleston, Rawlins, Wyo.; Clyde (Jean) Huddleston, Saratoga, Wyo.; Bennie (Diane) Huddleston, Park, Mo.; sisters Esther Huddleston, Worland, Wyo.; Aileen Huddleston, Las Vegas, Nev.; Sandy Duran, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Barbara Huddleston, Walden, Colo.; and granddaughters Kimberly Gallegos, Trinidad, and Natalie Sellars, Monett, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Josh Sellars, Nate Sellars, Bennie Huddleston, Vonie Sellars, Jack, and Robert Gallegos. Visitation will be Thursday, January 25 from 2 - 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Friday, January 26 at 10 a.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery.

Sellers, Alberta
Alberta "Peach" (Mackey) Sellers - Pueblo Chieftain - August 7, 2011 - Alberta "Peach" (Mackey) Sellers peacefully passed away from this life into the presence of her Lord on Aug. 3, 2011, at the age of 84. Alberta was born March 9, 1927, in Rome, Mo., to Lee and Jewell (Ritchie) Mackey. Married to Leon Sellers on April 7, 1943, and they had 68 blessed years together. Alberta was a very creative and talented artist, showing her work while traveling through many states in their RV. She also loved her Colorado mountains. Preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Lawrence and Willard; and infant brother, Neal. Survived by husband, Leon; daughter, Pamela (Stanley) Erjavec; sisters, Wanda, Ann and Bonnie; brothers, Bill, Larry and Glenn, all of Missouri; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. At her request no viewing or service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Special thanks to Ruth Sellers for being with family during our time of need.

Selso, John Martinez
John Martinez Selso - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 2000 - Selso John Martinez, 76, Avondale resident, departed this life Sept. 22, 2000, at Belmont Lodge. Born Sept. 23, 1924, in Mosquero, N.M. He was a farmer and had worked for several Pueblo County farmers over the years and sold produce. In his twilight years, Selso enjoyed meeting his friends at the Avondale Loaf N Jug, discussing various events and scratching lottery tickets. He was known to family and friends for his excellent pot of green chili and fried potatoes. His friendly smile and personality will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Pedro and Bonnie (Dominguez) Martinez; son, Alex Martinez; and brother, Mike Martinez. Survived by his beloved wife, Bertha (Sanchez) Martinez; children, Robert (Eleanor) Martinez, Apple Valley, Calif., Anthony (Cindy) Martinez, Henry Martinez, Jerry (Marlyne) Martinez, Juanita (Donny) Valdez and Phyllis Martinez, all of Pueblo, Rick (Barbara) Martinez and Rose (Ralph) Rael, both of Avondale, and Virginia Martinez, Denver; siblings, Eppie (Lena) Martinez and Pauline (Larry) Bowman, both of Albuquerque, N.M., Nick Martinez, Kansas, John (Theresa) Martinez, Colorado Springs, and Vickie Lopez, Denver; 22 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Rev. Maurice O. Gallagher, celebrant. Both services, Sacred Heart Church, Avondale. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1428 E. 12th and Sacred Heart Church Hall following the service.

Selvage, Margaret Mary
Margaret Mary Moore Selvage - Pueblo Chieftain - July 7, 2012 - Margaret Mary Moore Selvage, 104. Arrangements pending by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home - July 6, 2012 - Margaret Mary Moore Selvage, a true Colorado pioneer, went to be with her Lord and Savior July 5th, 2012. Nearly 105 years old, Margaret was born September 17, 1907, in Gage Oklahoma. The family moved to Las Animas in a covered wagon when Margaret was six years old. She is preceded in death by her husband Theodore, children Elaine, Virginia and Courtland, son-in-law Richard Perko, three sisters and two brothers. Margaret is survived by her children Leroy (Alice) Selvage, Avon (Jim) Young, and Bernadine Perko, as well as 108 grandchildren in the following generations. She was recently blessed with the birth of her first great-great-great-grandchild. Margaret was a master gardener and loved the outdoors and fishing with her family. She was an avid Pueblo Dodgers and Denver Broncos fan. She enjoyed trips to Las Vegas and playing bingo, and was a member of the Moose Lodge. She worked as a waitress for 35 years and at the Union Depot icing troop trains. She and grandpa Ted retired first to their cabin in the woods of Durango, then to Canon City and finally back to Pueblo. She spent the last several years at Life Care Center, whose staffed loved her and provided excellent care, with her daughter Bernadine at her side every day. Margaret was a talented singer, and loved to share her gift. She blessed her family with stories of her pioneer days and amazing life. She was a strong, feisty, independent woman who cared deeply for her family and lived her life fully. She left a legacy of love for many generations. From this valley they say you are going - we will miss your bright eyes and sweet smile. Services will be Tuesday July 10th at 11 a.m. at T.G. McCarthy funeral home on Goodnight Avenue. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Pueblo Chorale Society.

Semler, Paul George
Paul George Semler - Durango Herald - January 6, 2004 - Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Hood Mortuary Chapel for Paul George Semler, who died Sunday, April 4, 1999, of liver cancer at his home in Ignacio. He was 78. Chaplain Myron Darmour will officiate. Burial will follow at Ignacio (Protestant) Cemetery. Mr. Semler was born March 29, 1921, north of Ignacio in Zabel Canyon, Spring Creek. His parents were area pioneers, Gustav J. and Martha L. Semler. He began farming at the age of 13 and continued until he was 17. He logged lumber in Chama for two more years, and then joined himself into the U.S. Army despite a toe he lost while logging. He was stationed in Guadalcanal for 4 years in the medical supplies unit. While in the Army, he sold handmade jewelry crafted from sea shells that enabled him to purchase his farm in Ignacio in 1945. On May 28, 1947, Mr. Semler married Evelyn Y. Wade in Ignacio. They worked together farming while Mr. Semler also worked at El Paso Natural Gas for four years. Mr. Semler was instrumental in initiating Basin Co-op. He also served as president of Morrison Consolidated Ditch Company. He trapped furs from 1970 to 1980 while farming. Mr. Semler retired in 1994 and enjoyed his hobbies of hunting, fishing and gardening until his death. He was preceded in death by a son, Herbert A. Semler. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Y. Semler of Ignacio; a son, Willard "Willie" Semler of Ignacio; two daughters, Nadine "Sis" I. DeGiulio of Pingree, Idaho, and Lynn "Bug" M. Michalke of Alamosa; a sister, Betty L. Bishop of Olathe; two brothers, William E. Semler of Bayfield and Michael D. Semler of Sheridan, Wyo.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 931, Durango, CO 81302, or Ignacio Volunteer Emergency Squad (IVES), P.O. Box 800, Ignacio, CO 81137.

Sena, Camilo L.
Camilo L. Sena - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 2012 - Camilo L. Sena, 81, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 5, 2012. He was preceded in death by his son, Camilo Jr. Camilo is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Jeanie; children, Alice (Tony) Arceneaux, Emily Mangin, Edward (Jessica) Sena, Susan (Glen) Sisneros and Yolanda (Dan) Alonzo; stepchildren, George (Debbie) Alaniz, Veronica (Ruben) Pompa and Patti (Louie) Salas; 18 grandchildren; siblings, Manuel, Joe, Marcelino and Mary; and numerous extended family and friends. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, with rosary to follow at 6 p.m.; both at Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at the church hall following interment. , 81, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 5, 2012. He was preceded in death by his son, Camilo Jr. Camilo is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Jeanie; children, Alice (Tony) Arceneaux, Emily Mangin, Edward (Jessica) Sena, Susan (Glen) Sisneros and Yolanda (Dan) Alonzo; stepchildren, George (Debbie) Alaniz, Veronica (Ruben) Pompa and Patti (Louie) Salas; 18 grandchildren; siblings, Manuel, Joe, Marcelino and Mary; and numerous extended family and friends. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, with rosary to follow at 6 p.m.; both at Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at the church hall following interment.

Sena, Duane P.
Duane P. ' Hotdog'  Sena - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2012 - Duane P. ' Hotdog'  Sena, 48, of Montrose, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 22, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife, Toni Hansen; stepfather, Tony Pino; and sister-in-law, Crystal. He is survived by his daughter, Shelby; mother, Mary; siblings, Dennis (Pat), Theresa, Lisa (Kenny), Paul, Gary (Danielle) and Ruben (Gina); close friend, Cindy; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, with rosary service to follow at 6 p.m., Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday, Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Sena, Earnest Tony
Earnest Tony Sena - Tracy Press - September 28, 2005 - Private services were held for former Tracy resident Earnest Tony Sena 72, who died Thursday at Doctor' s Medical Center, in Modesto. Born in Starkville, Colo., Mr. Sena lived in Tracy 20 years before moving to Modesto four years ago. He was a public health worker for Santa Clara County 10 years. His hobbies were recycling and being a comedian. Mr. Sena is survived by his wife of 32 years, Susan Sena, of Modesto; children, Patsy Flores of Modesto, Manuel Sena of Modesto, John of Arizona, Ernie of Modesto, Alfred of Atwater, Leroy of Modesto, Solomon of Modesto, Lawrence of Mich., Eric O' Neil of Modesto, Ernestine Shively of Salem, Ore., Linda Banales of Manteca and Patrick Sena of Modesto; siblings, Leroy Sena of Denver, Colo., and Florence Chambers of Pueblo, Colo.; 28 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Sena, Eloisa
Eloisa Sena - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 2012 - Eloisa Sena, 23, Dec. 21, 2012. Arrangements pending.

Sena, Fred
Fred Sena - Pueblo Chieftain - April 4, 2013 - Fred Sena passed away March 30, 2013. Preceded in death by his mother and father, two brothers, a nephew and the mother of his children. Survived by his children, Angel, Chantelle and Freddie. He also leaves his grandchildren, sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews. Fred' s passions were hunting, camping, fishing and working on cars. Arrangements pending. Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 2013 - Fred Sena, 57. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, Romero Funeral Home.

Sena, Hope
Hope Sena - Pueblo Chieftain - January 1, 2012 - Hope Sena, 100, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 24, 2011. Hope was preceded in death by her husband, Ignacio; parents, Juan and Aonncension; brother, Joe; sisters, Odelia and Reynalda; and half-sister, Adeline. Hope is survived by her son, Joe Edward Sena; and numerous nephews, nieces, family and friends. At her request, cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

Sena, John Ray
John Ray Sena - Pueblo Chieftain - April 08, 2007 - John Ray Sena, 73, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away April 5, 2007, born in Redwing, Colo., Sept. 1, 1934. Preceded in death by parents, Donacino, Celestina Sena; grandchild, Isadore Sena; aunt, Eloisa Archuleta. Survived by longtime loving companion, Theresa Sena; children, Connie (Juan) Madrid Sena, Michelle (Ray) Torrez Sena, Ernestine (Tony) Enriquez; other children, Allen, Ben, Tina Sena; grandchildren, Daniel, Eloisa, Benito, Santina Sena-Brooklynn, Jodilynn Enriquez; great-grandchildren, Lenae, Josephine, Cole; goddaughter, Matilda Ortiz. Ray will be sadly missed by many family and friends. Viewing, 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, followed by rosary service, 7 p.m., Romero Funeral Home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. Mary Church, Walsenburg, Colo. Burial in Redwing, Colo. Family and friends will be received at Gardener Community Center.

Sena, Seferina M.
Seferina M. Sena - Pueblo Chieftain - October 9, 2009 - Seferina M. Sena, 99, of Citrus Heights, Calif., passed on to eternal life Oct. 6, 2009. She was a Pueblo resident from 1937 to 1962. She was born on Dec. 11, 1909 in La Junta, Colo. to Tranquilino and Adelaida Mascarenas. At age 16, she was crowned La Junta Beauty Queen and two years later married a young Santa Fe Railroad Stenographer, Mitchell Sena, who passed away on Father's Day, June 1989. All of their four children survive; Gloria Simonds of Citrus Heights, Calif., Michael (Beatrice) Sena of Colorado Springs, Colo., Marceline (Juventino) Villarreal of Pueblo and Dr. David Sena of Clermont, Calif. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and two great-granddaughters, and a sister Mary Garcia of La Junta, Colo. During her 25 year residence in Pueblo she volunteered for many civic organizations and served on the Board of Directors of the Pueblo Chapter of the America Red Cross and the Pueblo Y.W.C.A. She was an active member of Saint Francis Xavier Parish. Sefie loved caring for her beautiful lawns and flower gardens. She was a superb baker of many varieties of mouth watering fruit pies. She enjoyed golfing and attending various sporting events. She was a charter member of the City Park Golf Club. Seferina was a caring and devoted wife, a loving and giving mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed. Viewing 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral mass 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment beside her beloved husband at Roselawn Cemetery. Friends and family will be cordially received at the home of the Villarreal's, 35 Tulane St., after the funeral mass.

Seppi, Felix R.
Felix R. Seppi - Trinidad Chronicle News - October 28, 1899 - The funeral of Felix R. Seppi, who was killed by falling rocks in the Grey Creek Mines yesterday afternoon will occur from the Catholic Church on Monday at 2:30 o'clock. Deceased leaves a widow and nine children, several of whom are married, to mourn his death.

Serazio, Tonia Joy
Tonia Joy Serazio - Trinidad Times Independent - November 12, 2010 - Tonia Joy Serazio, 56, beloved wife and mother was born in Trinidad and resided in Littleton. Tonia Joy Serazio went on Angels wings to be with our Lord on Nov. 10, 2010. She passed away peacefully after battling cancer. Tonia was born June 17, 1954, the youngest of ten children, to Romaine and Aubrey Denham. She is now joining her parents, as well as her sisters Dorothy, Kay, and brother Billy. She is survived by husband Steve Serazio, daughters Windy (and her husband Kip), Renee, Teran, three grandsons, Jaden, Rowan and Bracyn. She is also survived by her dearest brother Charlie and siblings. Tonia has numerous family and friends that will love and miss her. Services will be held at Trinidad Catholic Church on Monday, Nov. 22, at 1 p.m.

Serena, David Arthur
David Arthur Serena - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2010 - David Arthur Serena, U.S. Army major, retired, passed away in his home in Lansing, Kan., at the age of 57 on Sept. 8, 2010. David, the son of Richard and Lucille Serena, was born in Pueblo, Colo., on Sept. 15, 1953. A graduate of Central High School, he attended the University of Southern Colorado on an ROTC scholarship, graduating with a B.A. in biology and minor in psychology. He then entered the U.S. Army as a field artillery officer. He was married Aug. 8, 1975, to Kathleen Ann Akers at Lake Avenue Baptist Church. David's military career took him to various posts in Germany and the United States, as well as a deployment to Turkey with Operation Provide Comfort in support of humanitarian relief for the Kurds in the aftermath of the Gulf War. He retired as a major in 1994. David held a master's in public administration from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Arts in psychology from Chapman University. He was a Certified Master's Level Psychologist in Kansas. After retiring from the Army, David began work at DCCCA, Inc. as a clinical therapist, where he did counseling and extensive work as a coordinator, supervisor and developer of treatment programs. In 2010, he laid the early groundwork on a program to counsel U.S. soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. David's hobbies and interests included running (he was training for a marathon), camping and hiking, jazz music, historical biographies and religious study. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Leavenworth, Kan., where his work in outreach committees and Stephen Ministries allowed him to share his love of God with many in the community, and to bring comfort and counseling to those in need. David was active in the Boy Scouts, where he was an Eagle Scout, member of the Order of the Arrow, and earned his God and Country award. His love of Scouting continued throughout his life, leading him to serve as an adult leader of both Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs. David is survived by his wife, Kathy; children, Paul Serena, Anne (Zachary) Agnew and Rachel Serena; and by his grandchildren, Miriam and Susan Agnew. He also is survived by his mother, Lucille Serena; sister, Linda (Bill) Adams and brother-in- law, John Akers. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Serena. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17 at First United Methodist Church in Leavenworth, Kan. Burial will follow at 11 a.m. in the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery on historic Fort Leavenworth. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, Leavenworth, Kan., or to the Boy Scouts of America.

Serena, Lucille
Lucille Serena - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2011 - Lucille Serena, 88, passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 22, 2011, at the home of her daughter in Augusta, Ga. Lucille was born Feb. 12, 1923, in Las Animas, Colo., and moved to Pueblo as a small child. She remained a lifelong Pueblo resident until recent health issues made it necessary for her to move to Augusta, Ga., to live with her daughter. Lucille was a graduate of Central High School and immediately after graduation went to work for Mountain Bell Telephone Co., where she was a telephone operator, trainer and supervisor for 10 years. After her children were grown, she returned to work, serving as secretary for Equitable Life Assurance for 17 years until her retirement in 1986. Lucille was active in church activities, first at Lake Avenue Baptist Church and then First Baptist Church, where she served in many roles from nursery caretaker, deaconesses, various boards and committees, to her last role as treasurer of First Baptist Church, a position she held until November 2010. Lucille was an active participant in The Bell Telephone Women, Christian Women and the Christian Challengers and her Sunday School class. She enjoyed many kinds of needlework and crafts and made all of the birthday and Christmas cards she sent each year. She also enjoyed traveling, gardening, crossword puzzles and feeding the birds and squirrels in her backyard. She particularly enjoyed board and word games with her friends in the ' Sunday Lunch Bunch.'  Lucille was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 52 years, Richard Serena; son, David; parents, Arthur and Harriett Scaman; and sister, Elsie Lorene Austin. She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Bill) Adams, Augusta, Ga.; daughter-in-law, Kathy Serena, Lansing, Kan.; three grandchildren, Paul Serena, Anne (Zach) Agnew and Rachel Serena, Lansing, Kan.; two great-grandchildren, Miriam and Susan Agnew, Lansing, Kan.; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 28, at Imperial Funeral Home. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, First Baptist Church. Private interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Christian Challengers Class at First Baptist Church. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Serfling, Robert A.
Father Robert A. Serfling - Pueblo Chieftain - November 4, 2010 - Father Robert A. Serfling, of Payson, Ariz., passed away Sept. 1, 2010. He is survived by his brothers, Bill (Jane) Serfling, and Paul (Lynn) Serfling; niece, Cindy Serfling; and nephew, Mark Serfling. Memorial service, 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, Ascension Episcopal Church Chapel at 18th and Greenwood.

Sergent, Orine
Orine Sergent - The Daily Herald - August 25, 2004 - Orine Sergent passed away August 21, 2004 in Las Animas, Colorado. He was born November 28, 1911 in El Moro, Colorado. He is survived by daughter, Linda Carlson, of Oregon City, OR; and step-son, Clarence Marsh, of Marysville. Burial in the Fall City Cemetery. A memorial service will be held later. Arrangements entrusted to Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home.

Serna, Alice Mida
Alice Mida Serna - Pueblo Chieftain - September 4, 2009 - Alice Mida Serna passed away Sept. 1, 2009. Preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Edulia Romero; and sister, Jackie. Survived by husband, Ruperto; son, Richie; two granddaughters; siblings, Carmen, Reuben and Rudy (Kathy). Service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Angelus Chapel. Family may be contacted at 2943 Azalea.

Serna, Conrad J.
Conrad J. Serna - Trinidad Times Independent - September 30, 2011 - Conrad J. Serna, age 30, passed away at home unexpectedly on Sept. 23, 2011. He was born July 26, 1981, in Trinidad to Martha (Castellano) and Conrad R. Serna. Conrad enjoyed sports and played baseball, football and basketball in Montana and Texas. He was a good chef and loved to cook. Conrad enjoyed the outdoors where he liked to fish and arrowhead hunt. He was a loving son and awesome uncle, always teaching fundamental lessons on various things to nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. Preceding him in death are grandparents Louise Serna, Carl Serna and Irene Castellano. He is survived by his children, Julian Serna, Cruz Serna and Conrad Serna III; parents Martha (Joshua) Hernandez of Trinidad and Conrad R. Serna of Pueblo; brothers John Ruben (Tiffany) Serna and Abe (Isabel) Serna of Trinidad; nieces and nephews Anthony Serna, Aleschia Garcia, Mariah Serna, Nicholas Serna, Jeremiah Garcia, Jocelyn Serna, Little Abe (Hito) Serna; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, including special cousin John Curtis Castellano and many friends. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. ' “ 4 p.m. Friday at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 1, 2011, at Faith Christian Church with Rev. Bart Lillybridge officiating. Cremation to follow with private inurnment at a later. Active pallbearers are Anthony Serna, Nicholas Serna, Abe Serna Jr., John Castellano, Randy Sandoval, Kenny Castellano, Brando Castellano, Ryan Cruz, Dustin Castellano, Gabe Rivera and Mark Romero. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Serna, Elizabeth L.
Elizabeth L. ' Betty'  Serna - Pueblo Chieftain - May 6, 2012 - Elizabeth L. ' Betty'  Serna, 64, passed away peacefully, May 2, 2012. A lifetime Puebloan, she was born Jan. 22, 1948, to the union of Porferio and Clara (Trujillo) Serna, both who preceded her in death; along with her daughter, Monica Munoz. Betty taught at Center Beauty College before her retirement. She was known to put everyone before herself. Survived by her daughter, Camelia (Angel Nieves) Munoz; granddaughters, Jinessa Duran and Alyssa Garcia; her siblings, Cecilia (Lynn) Ohm and Dave Serna; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday and memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

Serna, Lilia
Lilia Serna - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 2012 - Lilia Serna passed away Dec.12, 2012. Arrangements pending.

Serna, Maria Cleofes
Maria Cleofes Valdez Serna - Trinidad Times Independent - November 22, 2010 - Maria Cleofes (Cleo) Valdez Serna, 98, died Nov. 20, 2010, at Arkansas Valley Nursing Home, La Junta. She was born in Ponil, N.M., Aug. 10, 1912, to Jose de la Luz and Carmileta (Espinoza) Valdez. Cleo lived in Trinidad at 1011 Nickerson, was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening. Preceding her in death are husband Epfino Serna, parents Jose and Carmelita Valdez, sons Eloydo Serna, Ernest Lara, and Anthony Moya, and daughter Ernestine Caruso, brothers Emilio Valdez, Fred Valdez, Juan Valdez, and Julian Trujillo, sisters Juanita Trujillo, Albinita Hernandez, and Manulita Ortiz. Surviving children are Stephanie Casey, Mary Alice (Julian) Ynostroza, Eugene Serna and Larry (Charmain) Lucero, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 29, 2010 with Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Interment with Rite of Committal followed at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Serracino, Karen Lynn
Karen Lynn Serracino - Pueblo Chieftain - March 4, 2008 - Karen Lynn Serracino, 53, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 1, 2008. Born Feb. 28, 1955, and raised in Pueblo, Colo., graduated from Pueblo County High School in 1973, attended Pueblo Community College, completed cosmetology school and worked as a licensed cosmetologist in Pueblo for 24 years which included operating her own salon. Karen loved and enjoyed her dog, Sophie, and cat, Pewter, and especially loved baby-sitting her special three year old friend, Kallie. She had a passion for Elvis gospel music and classical opera sung by Josh Groban and Luciano Pavarotti. Karen left behind many dear friends and family members whom loved her and appreciated her sparkling and charming, spirited personality and generous heart. Karen served our Lord Jesus Christ with every ounce of her warm and generous heart and will be greatly missed. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church of Pueblo and also attended bible fellowship at House Hold of God Bible Fellowship in Blend. Survived by her parents, Pete and Nita Serracino; brothers, Peter V. and Gus R. Serracino; sister-in-laws, Yen Yuh and Linda Serracino; nephews and nieces, Vincent, Peter III, Christina and Jordan Serracino; uncles and aunts, James and Josephine Serracino, Gus and Virginia Serracino, Louise Benfatti, Kenneth Wolfenbarger, Betty Terrill, Harry and Carol Lewis; great aunts, Juanita Griffin and Mildred Bundy; numerous cousins; dear family members, Marie Masciotra, Rebecca Serracino; and special friends, Cathy Salazar, Ron and Charr Lopes, Carrie Roark, Joe and Jen Prusia. Viewing from 2-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at Temple Baptist Church, 3030 Thatcher Ave. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery and reception to follow at Temple Baptist Church. The Family asks that any donations be made to the American Cancer Society. The Family would also like to thank Parkview Hospital Oncology staff and doctors, and especially, Dr. Janet Kulik and Pastor Waudell Maple.

Serracino, Russell J.
Russell J. Serracino - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2010 - Russell J. Serracino, 54, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Feb. 15, 2010, after a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by his father, Edward Serracino; aunt, Stella Serracino; uncles, Richard Serracino, Frank and George Occhiuto. Russell is survived by his mother, Kathleen R. Serracino; brother, Charles (Sherri) Serracino; aunt, Lois Occhiuto; uncle, Albert Occhuito; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. today, Feb. 17, 2010, Roselawn Funeral Home. Private graveside service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude' s Hospital in Russell' s name. ' Remember me in your hearts as I was and live life to its fullest.' 

Serracino, Virginia Ellen
Virginia Ellen Serracino - Pueblo Chieftain - December 8, 2012 - Virginia Ellen Serracino passed away peacefully Wednesday morning. She was born in 1925 in Centralia, Mo., the second of seven children born to Fred and Urilla Ramsey. The family moved to Boone, Colo., in 1934, where her parents began a farm and ranch north of Boone. After high school, she left for California and Oklahoma during World War II, where she held jobs directly related to the war effort, always returning home for the harvest on the family place. After the war, she met and married August ' Gus'  Serracino in 1947. Soon thereafter, they opened Gus' s Meat Market, which grew to become Gus' Wholesale Meat & Foods, which they operated until the late ' 80s serving all of Southern Colorado and the surrounding areas. Later, they started a manufactured home dealership, where she worked until retiring in 2008. In addition to being a constant partner and help-mate in their businesses, she raised three children and kept an immaculate home and garden. Virginia gave her time and resources freely to her church and volunteered at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital and various other groups and charities. She was especially thoughtful and generous to her family and friends in need; ' loaning'  money and giving food and clothes where she saw the need. She enjoyed travel, including a trip to Europe with her daughter and annual trips to Branson, Mo., with her sister, Marge. She spent many happy weekends with her family in the mountains near Gunnison and later South Fork, Colo. Especially close to her siblings, she enjoyed annual family reunions and most recently, monthly luncheons with them. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Gus; children, Kim (John) Howell, Austin, Texas, Sam Serracino, Mark Serracino, Joann (Fitzgerald) Serracino; grandchildren: Tony (Hilary) Serracino, Denver, Jennifer (Bobby) Howell-Harris, Fort Worth, Nick (Liz) Serracino, Vanessa Howell, New Orleans, Christopher and Michael Serracino; great-grandchildren, Neo Serracino, Brady (R.B.) Harris; siblings, Sam (Joann) Ramsey, Jim Ramsey, Frank Ramsey, Diana Massey; sister-in-law, Velda Ramsey. Special thanks to the staff of Horizon Heights and Westwind Campus of Care for their patient, loving and understanding caregiving. A memorial celebration will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at The Albany of Pueblo, 125 E. Seventh St., Pueblo. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Serrano, Catalina
Catalina Flores Serrano - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 2013 - Catalina Flores Serrano, 58, passed away March 28, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was born in Jalisco, Mexico, to the union of Jose and Leonarda Flores. She is survived by her husband, Jose Francisco Serrano; her daughter, Martha Guadalupe Serrano; her father, Jose Flores; six sisters; four brothers; several nieces; nephews; cousins; and other relatives and friends. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday. Both services at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Serrano, Odilon
Odilon Serrano - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2013 - Odilon Serrano, 69, of Broomfield, Colo., went to be with the Lord on Jan. 15, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesus and Tomasa Serrano; sister, Barbara; mother-in-law, Juanita; and brother-in-law, Martin. Odilon is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Rose; children, Odilon (Wendy), Tobias (Antonia), Martin (Jackie) and Rose (Frankie); 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; siblings, Clara, Abraham (Cruz), Ernie (Eleanor), Sara (Manuel) and Tomas (Berta); his loving father-in-law, Tobias; brothers-in-law, Steve, Antonio and Anselmo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Odilon was very active in the Catholic Church and with the Knights of Columbus, with a passion for our youth. He was a proud Air Force veteran. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. Monday with rosary to follow at 7 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary, 11385 Grant Dr., Northglenn, Colo. Additional viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel, Pueblo. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Wednesday, St. Mary' s Catholic Church, 217 E. Mesa Ave., Pueblo. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Serrato, Ercilia
Ercilia Sanchez Serrato - Tulare Advance Register - June 19, 2010 - Mrs. Ercilia Sanchez Serrato (Mom) of Visalia went to be with our Lord, Jesus on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 in Visalia at the age of 79, with her family at her side. Mrs. Serrato was born July 11, 1930 in Cokedale, Colorado to Solomon and Beatriz Sanchez. In 1948, at the age of 17, she married the love of her life, Louis Serrato and together they settled in Visalia and started their family. In the 50s and 60s, they attended many dances and hosted parties in their home for friends and family and called it the "Compadres Club". One of their favorite songs was "Stardust", by Nat King Cole. Mom attended sewing and cooking classes through the University of California extension classes. In her early years, mom owned and operated Lil Mammies Window Cleaning Service. She was a member of Cathedral of Love /Restoration Church in Visalia. She enjoyed playing piano and listening to music; especially Elvis Presley. Some other interests included: visiting antique stores, camping, playing table games, collecting dolls, bowling on a league, holding yard sales with her daughters, planting flowers, and spending time with family and friends. Mom loved our country and was very patriotic. Mom was a most excellent cook and passed down many recipes to her family. Most of all she truly enjoyed trips to Morro Bay. Mom fought the good fight against cancer for over a year. In January, 2010 she was presented at the Helping One Woman (H.O.W) dinner, where family and friends lovingly spent the evening honoring her. She will be best remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Mom will be dearly missed. She is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, Louis Serrato, 3 daughters, Beatrice Serrato, Elaine Maldonado and husband, Richard, and Debbie Serrato, a son, Henry Serrato, and wife Ruth, a sister, Elaine Ulibarri of Denver, Colorado; 15 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, sister-in-laws, a brother-in-law, and numerous nephews, nieces, and God children. She was preceded in death by her oldest son, Anthony Louis Serrato in 2006 and her brother, Solomon Sanchez in 2008. Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 22, 2010 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Salser & Dillard Funeral Chapel. A "Celebration of Life" service will be held Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Salser & Dillard Funeral Chapel.

Serrato, Julia
Julia Serrato - Huerfano World Journal - September 27, 2012 - Julia Serrato, December 12, 1928 - September 11, 2012 - Julia Serrato was called to eternal life on Sept. 11, 2012. Julia worked as a CNA for 30 years at the Huerfano Memorial Hospital. She was known for the loving care she gave to a countless number of people throughout her career. Her smile captured the hearts of everyone she came in contact with. Julia was preceded in death by her parents, Valerio and Talpita Martinez; husband, Vincent Serrato Sr.; sisters, Esmeria, Fern, Bella and Geraldine; brothers, Phillip and Eluterio; and son-in-law, Carlos Chavez. She is survived by her children, Robert (Shirley) Serrato, Sharon (Leroy) Valdez, Alice (John) Salazar, June Serrato, Cecelia (John) Gomez-Sandoval, Deborah (Floyd) Trujillo, Rose Serrato, Vincent (Carla) Serrato Jr.; by 29 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren; brothers, John ' Stoney' (Nancy) Martinez and Robert Martinez; sisters, Patsy (Leonard) Casias, Cleo (John) Falsetto and Maria McLean. The Rosary was held at 10 am and the Funeral Mass at 10:30 am, both Saturday, September 15, 2012 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg. Burial was at the North St. Mary Cemetery in Walsenburg. Arrangements were handled by Boies-Ortega Funeral Home in Walsenburg.

Serrichio, Felipe
Felipe Serrichio - Rocky Mountain News - March 15, 1887 - Points From Pueblo - Felipe Serrichio, one of the three Italians who were shot at a dago dive in this city nearly three months ago, died last night at the hospital. This makes two deaths, with a third in prospect

Serviss, David L.
David L. Serviss - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 2011 - David L. Serviss, 72, of Denver and formerly of Pueblo, passed away on Nov. 22, 2011. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Imperial Memorial Gardens in Pueblo. Arranged by Olinger Hampden Mortuary in Denver.

Serviss, Ramona L.
Ramona L. (Barnes) Serviss - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2009 - Ramona L. (Barnes) Serviss, 69, passed away Sept. 11, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Dorris Barnes. Survived by her husband of 50 years, David Serviss; children, Kim (Clint) Godlonton, Kevin (Sherry) Serviss and Pam McCarty; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, both at Imperial Funeral Home. Donations in Ramona' s memory may be made to the Smile Train through the funeral home. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Sessler, S.
S. Sessler - Central City Weekly Register-Call - March 29, 1889 - Death of S. Sessler - Hon. L. C. Snyder of Black Hawk received a telegram this a.m., from F. Sessler of Pueblo, saying that S. Sessler had died in Pueblo this morning. Mr. Sessler will be remembered by all the old residents of Gilpin county, as a gentleman who was interested in the grocery business in this city for years, the firm being Sessler & Sauer, and all such will regret to read the above announcement of his death. After he disposed of his interest in the business to Mr. Otto Sauer, he took up his residence near Colorado Springs, and engaged in the business of sheep raising, which, as far as we are able to learn, he was engaged in at the time of his death. The dispatch was signed by F. Sessler, and requested Mr. Snyder to inform Mrs. S. Sessler' s sister, Mrs. Otto Reckling of this city, of the sad event.

Setser, Glenn E.
Glenn E. Setser - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 2012 - Glenn E. Setser, 90. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Area A. Reception following, 5022 E. Fremont, Littleton, CO.

Setter, Phyllis
Phyllis Setter - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2012 - Phyllis Setter, 91, passed away Jan. 16, 2012. She is survived by her children, Alan (Sharon) Setter, Theresa (Don) Freeman and David (Della) Setter; daughter-in-law, Sue Setter; grandchildren, Michelle, Christopher, Shawna, Melissa, Michael, Laura, Jonathan, Rachel and Victoria; 13 great- grandchildren; and her brother, Wilf (Margaret) Ward. Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Urban; son, Phillip Setter; parents; sister, Lily Perks. Phyllis was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who will be sadly missed. Phyllis was born in Brierley Hill, England. During WWII, she worked as a welder making canteens for the British Army. She met her husband during the war, moved to the U.S. and married him in 1946. Viewing, 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, with funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, both at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to ALS Rocky Mountain Chapter.

Setter, Urban
Urban Setter - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2011 - Urban Setter, 90, passed away Dec. 25, 2011. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Phyllis Setter; children, Alan (Sharon) Setter, Theresa (Don) Freeman and David (Della) Setter; daughter-in-law, Sue Setter; grandchildren, Michelle, Christopher, Shawna, Melissa, Michael, Laura, Jonathan, Rachel and Victoria; and 13 great- grandchildren. Urban was preceded in death by his son, Phillip Setter; parents; and a brother, Dennis Setter. He was an avid fly fisherman and reader. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII from 1942-1945 in England, Normandy, France, and Germany. He later retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Pueblo after over 25 years of service. Urban was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be sadly missed. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, with funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, both at Imperial Funeral Home.

Setterdahl, Martin E.
Martin E. Setterdahl - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 2012 - Martin E. Setterdahl, went to be with the Lord on March 21, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 54 years, Marilyn Setterdahl; son, Matthew (Tami) Setterdahl; sister, Frances Marie Wright; uncle, John Pickel; and several nieces and nephews. Martin was preceded in death by his two daughters, Rose Marie Setterdahl and Brenda Kay Setterdahl; and his parents, Francis and Marie Setterdahl. He served in the Korean War, and retired from the City of Pueblo as a Master Mechanic. He loved his church where he served as a deacon. Viewing 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Imperial Funeral Home. Graveside service 9:30 a.m. Monday, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with an 11 a.m. memorial service to follow at Pueblo West Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Pueblo West Baptist Church Building Fund.

Sewell, Terry
Terry Sewell - Artesia Daily Press - December 5, 2003 - Graveside services for Terry Sewell of Loco Hills will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Twin Oaks Memorial Park, with Belton Mathews officiating. Sewell, 39, died Oct. 21 at Artesia General Hospital. He was born March 23, 1961, in Rockwall, Texas, to Jerry Wayne Sewell and June Ann (Smith) Sewell. He married Tina Barter Aug. 4, 1988 in Houston, Texas and came to the Pecos Valley 20 years ago. He was a truck driver. Survivors include wife Tina Sewell of the family home; one grandmother, who raised him, Lillian Smith of Loco Hills; 6 sons, Michael Berwick of Houston, Cody Coddington of Albion, Okla., T. J. Sewell II, of Loco Hills, Stephen Sewell of Loco Hills and Colton Coddington of Albion, Okla.; five brothers, Sam Hayes of Texas; Lonnie Cole of Roswell; Del Ray Spriggs of Colorado City, Colo., Fred Albert Cole of Dallas, Texas and Donald Cole of Roswell; and one grandson.

Seybold, Clyde W.
Clyde W. Seybold - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2010 - Clyde W. Seybold, 85, of Rye, passed away April 17, 2010. He was born Dec. 19, 1924, in Clyde, Kan., to Leonard and Dottie (White) Seybold. He was preceded in death by his parents; loving wife of 48 years, Dorothy, in 1978; and loving companion of 20 years, Peggy Craver, in 2006. He is survived by his children, Danny, Dianne (Robert) Cook, David; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Clyde served his country as a gunner in the U.S. Navy during WWII. After the Navy, he began working in the lumber mills and ended his career as a lumber salesman. He lived in Rye for the past 40 years and enjoyed archery, golf and shooting pool. Thank you to all of his many friends and acquaintances for making his life full and happy. Funeral service, 3 p.m. today, Methodist Church of Rye. Interment at Brookside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Clyde' s name to the church or charity of your choice.

Seymour, Lonnie Jr.
Lonnie "Nelson" Seymour Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 2011 - Lonnie "Nelson" Seymour Jr., 75, went to be with the Lord on May 11, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Seymour; three children, Patricia Seymour, Jon (Dejuana) Seymour of California and Sharna Seymour; one sister, Norma (Sam) Dunlap; numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by many loving family members. There will be no services.

Seymour, Mattie
Mattie Seymour - Pueblo Indicator - January 30, 1932 - Mrs. Mattie Seymour, wife of M. O. Seymour, publisher of the Western Idel, died Saturday, January 23. She is survived by her husband and three children.

Sgambati, Sinde
Sinde Sgambati - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2010 - Sinde Sgambati passed away Nov. 8, 2010, in Pueblo. She was born July 7, 1957, in Riverside, Calif., and had lived in this area since 1989. Sinde was an avid reader and accomplished decorator and enjoyed tending to her home and animals. She is survived by her husband, Robert Sgambati of the family home in Boone; children, Nichelle (Jeff Larsen) Sgambati of Pueblo, Sam (Jackie) Sgambati of Pueblo and Zeb (Janet Chapman) Sgambati of Boone; as well as two sisters and a brother in California. She was a loving grandmother who particularly enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren, Alexia, Joey and Gaije Sgambati and Ethan Larsen. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. No public services are planned.

Shaddy, George S.
George S. Shaddy - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 2012 -George S. Shaddy, 79, passed away April 9, 2012. Survived by his wife of 59 years, Rose Shaddy; children, Debra Lynch of Pueblo, David (Christie) Shaddy of Phoenix, Ariz., and Craig (Linda) Shaddy of Littleton; grandchildren, Aaron Lynch, Kaylee Shaddy, Matt Shaddy, Stephen Shaddy, Ryan Smith, Lynsi (Brad) Van Aller; great-grandchildren, Kayla Van Aller and Jaxson Van Aller; sister, Gloria Miller of Denver; sister-in-law, Martha Geonetta of Pueblo; and brother-in-law, Richard (Lynn) Busia of San Pedro, Calif.; numerous wonderful nieces, nephews and special friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Krangy and Margaret Shaddy; in-laws, John and Rose Busia; brother, K.J. Shaddy; and brothers-in-law, Robert (Bobby) Busia, John (Margaret) Snarich and Jack Miller. George was born Oct. 24, 1932, in Aguilar, Colo. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. George and Rose were married Oct. 25, 1952, at St. Francis Xavier Church in Pueblo. He worked 20 years for MetLife and 10 years for CF&I. He enjoyed his family, working in the yard, homemade wine and CU football tailgates with very special friends. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave., with Monsignor Edward Nunez as celebrant. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Shrine of St. Therese through the funeral home.

Shaddy, Krangy J.
Krangy J. Shaddy - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 2009 - Krangy J. Shaddy, 81, of Aguilar, died Thursday, March 19, 2009. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2009, St. Anthony Church in Aguilar.

Shadomy, E. V. (Dr.)
E. V. Shadomy - Pueblo Indicator - February 7, 1914 - Dr. E. V. Shadomy, formerly of Bessemer, died of pneumonia at Denver last Wednesday.

Shaffer, Anthony L.
Anthony L. "Tony" Shaffer - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 2009 - Anthony L. "Tony" Shaffer. Service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, St. Benedict Church, Florence, Colo. Arrangements, Charles Anthony Funeral Home.

Shaffer, Eppa
Eppa Shaffer - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 2010 - Eppa Shaffer, 96, born Oct. 31, 1913, in Estancia, N.M., passed away Jan. 6, 2010. Preceded in death by parents, Robert and Marguerite Taylor; four siblings, and four great-grandchildren. Survived by brother, Paul Taylor, Messilla, N.M.; daughter, Marian Shaffer, Mesa, Ariz.; sons, Clint (Laura) Shaffer, Pueblo, Colo., Robert (Linda) Shaffer, Midway, Ark.; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, 12 nieces and nephews. Retired as a psych tech from CMHIP. Tremendously loved by all that knew her. A special thank-you to the staff at Sharmar Village. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today, with a rosary to follow . Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday; all services held at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer' s Association. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Shaffer, Virginia
Virginia Shaffer - The Valley Courier - November 16, 2010 - Alamosa resident Virginia Shaffer, 94, passed away on November 11, 2010 at the Walsenburg Care Center in Walsenburg. Virginia was born on November 22, 1915 to Claud and Myrtle Garner in Atoka, Oklahoma. She received her bachelor' s degree in 1937 and later received her Masters in Education both from Adams State College. She was a kindergarten teacher at Sierra Grande for several years. Virginia was a professional photographer, poet and world traveler. She was a longtime member of St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church in Alamosa. She is survived by her children John Garner (Adrienne) Shaffer of Redmond, Wash. and Charleen (Albert) Coffey of La Veta, her grandchildren, Neal, Kelly, Cindy, Lori, Chris, Lisa, Bryan, Mark, Eric and Amber along with a number of great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sisters, Nina (James) Maddux of Peoria, Ariz. and Roma Melner of Ft. Belvoir, Virginia and many friends in Alamosa. Virginia is preceded in death by her parents, husband Clyde, son Neal Shaffer, siblings, Claud Jr. and Mildred McCracken and her great grandchildren Amanda Daniel and Joshua Serpliss. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday November 18 at the Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa. Interment will follow services in the Alamosa cemetery. Contributions are suggested to The Walsenburg Care Center, 135 W. 7th Street, Walsenburg, Colorado 81089.

Shannon, Chris W.
Chris W. Shannon - Pueblo Chieftain - June 2, 2009 - Chris W. Shannon, 51, passed away unexpectedly (May 29, 2009). He was preceded in death by his parents, Benton and Joreece Shannon. Survived by his sister, Kathy (Louis) Cabiling; brother, Charles (Mary) Shannon; nephews, David (Allison) and Sean Cabiling; and nieces, Leah and Bryce Shannon. Chris was a schoolteacher in La Jara, Colo. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Thursday, June 4, 2009, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Shannon, Estelle
Estelle Shannon - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 2012 - Estelle Shannon, 94, of Pueblo died Dec. 13, 2012. Requiem Mass, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Mary Help of Christians Church, Colorado Springs. Burial to follow, Gardner Catholic Cemetery, Gardner, CO.

Shanstrom, Jeanne A.
Jeanne A. Shanstrom - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 2009 - Jeanne A. Shanstrom, 93, passed away July 15, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bessie and Lloyd Alexander; brothers, David and John Alexander. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Shanstrom; son, Steve Shanstrom; one grandson and special friend, William Lewallen. Jeanne was a retired bookkeeper. In lieu of food or flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2009, Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Shanstrom, Morris
Morris Shanstrom - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2013 - Morris Shanstrom, was born on Nov. 5, 1919, and went to be with our Lord on Jan. 18, 2013, at the age of 93. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Beverly Shanstrom; daughters Linda Shanstrom, and Krista (Ron) Pearman; son, Karl (Alisha) Shanstrom; grandchildren, Abigail Shanstrom, Emilie and Lauren Pearman, J.R. Shanstrom and Elijah Mayfield. He was preceded in death by son, Steve Shanstrom. Morris was born and raised in Pueblo. He graduated from Central High School in 1937. Morris proudly served in the Army Air Corps during World War II in the South Pacific, and was stationed on the island of Tinian. His service to his country included aerial photography of the conflict in the Pacific Theater. Upon returning after the war, Morris took over the family business, Opps Barber and Beauty Supply. His passions included flying remote-control planes, cooking and baking. His cooking and baking talents earned him numerous awards at the Colorado State Fair, and he was published in numerous cookbooks as well. He was a member of Masonic Lodge South Pueblo Lodge No.31, Southern Colorado Consistory, and Al-Kaly Shrine. He was also a Past Potentate of the Al-Kaly Shrine in 1963. He was also very active with the Boy Scouts, and was awarded the prestigious Silver Beaver award, and served as Dean of the Philmont Scout Ranch. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at South Pueblo Masonic Lodge No. 31 at 126 Broadway Ave. In lieu of flowers to the family, please donate to the Shriner' s Hospital for burned and crippled children in his name.

Shanstrom, Norma A.
Norma A. Shanstrom - Pueblo Chieftain - April 2, 2009 - Norma A. Shanstrom, 80, passed away March 31, 2009, in Denver, Colo. Born Nov. 4, 1928, in Pueblo, Colo., as Norma A. Marshall. She was preceded in death by husband, Harvey "Gus" Shanstrom. Mother of Mark (Gloria) Shanstrom of Denver and Marcia (William) Fruland of Colorado Springs; grandmother of Sarah (Mike) Brenholt, Bonnie Fruland, Tyler Fruland and Megan Shanstrom; sister of Priscilla, Vera, Marilyn and Carol and many nieces and nephews. Throughout her life in Pueblo, Mrs. Shanstrom modeled for Peggy Sue's Dress Shop and was popular with both local and national beauty supply companies and shops, modeling the newest hairdos. She was active in the Elks and Junior Chamber of Commerce, was a member of the Daughters of the Nile and a passionate reader. She moved to Denver in 1989. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Friday, Cameron Church, 1600 S. Pearl St., Denver. Contributions suggested to Denver Public Library, Community Relations Dept., 10 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, CO 80204.

Shapley, E. S. (Child of)
Infant Shapley - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 18, 1901 - News Notes From Pueblo - The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Shapley died today at the family home, 1023 Ash street, and the funeral was held this afternoon.

Sharon, Lois Vinetta
Lois Vinetta Sharon - Pueblo Chieftain - July 2, 2012 - Lois Vinetta Sharon, 96, went home on June 19. She was born into the union of Lula Edna Storm and Raymond Everett Mansfield in Oakley, Kan., on Jan 23, 1916. She married William Joseph Sharon in Pueblo, on July 16, 1932. She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Betty Jo Griebel; a great-granddaughter; a great-great-grandson; three sisters and one brother. Survived by her daughter, Shirley (Frank) Tecklenburg; grandchildren, Donald (Carolyn) Tecklenburg, Della (Dan) Rowley, Dale (Tina) Tecklenburg, Darla (Brad) Weldon, Shari (Warren) Lewis, Mike (Darla) Griebel, and Mitch (Rhonda) Griebel. Lois is also survived by 37 great-grandchildren, 29 great-great-grandchildren, and two great-great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, July 5 at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Sharp, Charlene
Charlene (Hutman) Sharp - Pueblo Chieftain - May 5, 2013 - Charlene (Hutman) Sharp, 65, a former resident of Pueblo, passed away April 28, 2013. She is survived by husband, Bob of Gig Harbor, Wash.; son, Chris of Tacoma, Wash.; mother, Marguerite Hutman of Colorado Springs; sister, Mary (Terry) Brace of Colorado Springs; brother, George Hutman of Phoenix; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was an inspiration in courage and determination. No services, as per her request.

Sharp, Donald Eaman
Donald Eaman Sharp - Huerfano Journal - February 28, 2013 - Donald Eaman Sharp, June 11, 1951 - February 2, 2013 - His life began 61 years ago in Dallas, Texas. His Canadian mother, Mary Elizabeth Shaver Eaman (Molly) and New Yorker father, Howard Macdonald Sharp, moved to Texas in search of a job. Day two in Dallas landed his father a job at Tempco. Day three landed his mother with their first born son. They lived in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area for the next 9 years, joined by two brothers and a sister. In 1960 the family moved to Littleton, Colorado where Don attended school graduating from Arapahoe High School in 1969, followed with two years at Arapahoe Community College where he studied Art and Biology. An Eagle Scout, who attained God and Country status and Order of the Arrow, Don always enjoyed being outside, hunting rattlesnakes as a teenager and when older searching for mushrooms or spelunking in caves around the country and Mexico. Don enjoyed scuba diving when he was younger, was an expert skier, and often owned horses, pigs, chickens or ducks. He was most passionate though, about flying the Cessna Cardinal he co-owned with his brother. Don' s demeanor was generally that of a happy camper and a loyal, courteous and cheerful boy scout. Don spent most of his working life in the families metal stamping and spinning factory, where he was an accomplished metal spinner. In the last 10 years, Don' s primary focus was on building his home outside of Walsenburg, where views of the Spanish Peaks, and horses in the pasture hinted at the peace he had always hoped for. Construction on the house lingers to this day due to the insidious servitude alcoholism demands. The shadows of his dream were outlined by the slowly evolving house against the crumbling tack rooms and paddock. The happy camper, having nearly died at least five times since the age of 14, has closed his eyes in peace since the battle is finally over. Don Sharp' s lifelong battle with alcoholism, ended when he suffered a fatal heart attack while attempting to get his pickup truck out of the ditch after a recent snow storm. Rest in Peace brother. Don was preceded in death by his mother in 2010, and his father in 2011. He leaves behind his two beloved dogs, Stitch and Bolo, who stood by his side from the moment of death until three or four days later when his body was discovered by a farmer on his way to feed the cows. His brother Ken lives in Pueblo, sister Janet Pritchett lives in Denver and Ridgway, and youngest brother Walter lives in Littleton.

Sharp, Harold J.
Harold J. Sharp - Trinidad Times Independent - January 30, 2013 - Harold J. Sharp, 70, of Dakota Dune, S.D., passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 at his daughter' s home in Cleveland, Texas, in the presence of his family after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Hoehne to parents William and Erma Sharp from Trinidad. Harold is preceded in death by his son Brandon Tate Sharp of La Vista, Neb., great-grandson, Brayden M. Heiden of Omaha, his parents, and his sister Glorette Walton of Lamar. He is survived by his wife Amelia (Molly) Sharp and his four daughters; Diana (Larry) Countryman, Chantel (Alan) Price, Melody (Rusty) Dobbs, Jessie (Jimmie) Harlow, sisters, Betty Lehman and Hazel (John) Paravecchio, brother Ed (Georgia) Sharp and many other family members and friends. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters-in law: Richard (Carmen) Olguin, Pete (Sharon) Olguin, Dolores Olguin, Rose (Dale) Brant, and Minnie Pacheco. Funeral services are pending and will be held at a later date in Omaha. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made for a memorial to be placed and dedicated in his name at the Louisville State Park in Louisville, Neb. Memorial contributions can be made in care of Molly Sharp, 80 McBee Road, Cleveland, TX 77328.

Sharpe, Betty
Betty Sharpe - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 2003 - Betty Sharpe, 78. Full obituary to run Sunday, March 2, 2003.

Sharpe, Marvin
Marvin Sharpe - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 2012 - Marvin Sharpe passed away in Lakeport, Calif., May 21, 2012. He follows Betty Sharpe, his wife of 58 years, who passed away in 2003. A devoted husband and father, he is survived by his children, Beverly Maxey and Gary Sharpe; grandchildren, Connie Cochrun, Michael Maxey and Steven Sharpe; and his great-grandson, Logan Cochrun. Born in Inglewood, Calif., in 1924, Marvin served as an aircraft mechanic in WWII, and worked as an electrician, electrical contractor and an administrative officer in the National Park Service and Bureau of Reclamation. He retired in Pueblo, Colo., and lived there for the next 25 years. He loved nature and life. He enjoyed astronomy, geology, faceting gemstones, wildlife rescue, photography and touring on his Harley Davidson with Betty and family. Marvin's ashes will be brought back to Pueblo, where there will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Saturday June 23, 2012, at King of King's Lutheran Church. His ashes will be placed in the columbarium next to Betty's, where they will be together again.

Shaufler, Laura M.
Laura M. Shaufler - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 2010 - Laura M. Shaufler, 93, passed away July 15, 2010. Survived by her son, Gary (Linda) Shaufler of Pueblo; grandchildren, Kristine (Burt) Trujillo of Pueblo West, Debbie (Pete) Shaufler and Vanessa (Anthony) Rendon, both of Pueblo; three great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Rex Shaufler; son, Carl Shaufler; and daughter, Dallas Hijar. Laura was born Oct. 2, 1916, in Ravenden, Ark. She loved family gatherings, camping and fishing. She was a member of Park Hill Christian Church, where she thoroughly enjoyed her church family and activities. Thank you to the staff at Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Joni Fair Hospice House, Life Care Center of Pueblo and Villa Pueblo Senior Living for the care they gave Laura. A special thank you to her caregiver, Lisa Romero, and Arlene Weimer, PhD. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2010, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Dean Prophet and the Rev. Randy Heaton officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who desire may make memorials to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Shaufler, Timothy
Timothy Shaufler - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2009 - Timothy Shaufler, 49, departed this life unexpectedly Jan. 23, 2009, in Scottsbluff, Neb. Tim was born on May 31, 1959, in Pueblo, Colo. Tim was preceded in death by his parents, Twila and Toney Shaufler; grandparents, Leman and Francis Shaufler and Bill and Dorothy Smith. He is survived by his daughter, Tasha Ellifritz (Kevin); and stepdaughter, Jamie Coulter (Mitch); and five grandchildren; brothers, Terry Shaufler, Phillip (Diana) Shaufler; sisters, Shanda (Roy) Junkin and Jeanette (Gene) Wyles; girlfriend, Sue Perry and her three children. Private family service, Friday, Jan. 30, Fort Lupton. In lieu of flowers, an account has been set up at First National Bank of Ordway, 300 Main St., Ordway, CO, 81063, for his daughter and grandchildren.

Shaver, Gertrude W.
Gertrude W. Shaver - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 2012 - Gertrude W. Shaver, 91, born Feb. 14, 1921, in Pueblo, passed away June 11, 2012. Survived by her children, Les (Dianne) Shaver and Lynn Shaver; grandsons, Matt Shaver and Seth (Stephanie) Shaver; great-granddaughters, Abby and Sophia Shaver; and nephews, Del Bussey and Robert K. Burns. Preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Shaver; parents, Robert and Ida Burns; siblings, Viola Johnson, Pauline Bussey and Bob Burns; and great-granddaughter, Autumn Shaver. Gertrude and Oscar were loving and devoted partners for 38 years before his death in 1980. Together they raised two children, giving them numerous enriching experiences guided by their unconditional love. Gertrude continued caring and providing for Lynn, their ' special' daughter, many years after Oscar' s death. She dearly loved her two grandsons and continued to carry that love onto her great-granddaughters, who knew her as ' Grandma Gerdie.'  Gertrude was both state and local commander of DAV Auxiliary of Colorado in the mid-1950s. She and Oscar had matching motorcycles and enjoyed many hours of riding throughout the state of Colorado. Gertrude was an avid bowler. At the age of 80, she was bowling on six leagues and was secretary of four. Her favorite seasons were spring and summer, when she could follow her passion of tending to her lawn and flower garden. One of her greatest joys was to appreciate and enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature. Viewing from 4 to 6 p.m. today and service, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2012, both in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Shaw, Charlotte Reid
Charlotte Reid Shaw - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2010 - Charlotte Reid Shaw, 86, Walsenburg, Jan. 22. Boies-Ortega, Walsenburg.

Shaw, David
David Shaw - Rocky Mountain News - October 9, 1887 - David Shaw' s Monument - Pueblo, Oct. 8 - On the second of September there occurred on the Denver and Rio Grande railway an accident to a heavily loaded passenger train by its plunging into a land-slide, which must have been a fearsome disaster but for the bravery of the engineer, David Shaw of Pueblo. This noble ____, instead of saving his own life by _____ (jumping?), he could easily have done, deliberately sacrificed it in saving the train and passengers from destruction. The Daily Chieftain has started a fund for the erection of a monument to brave Dave Shaw. This fund has gradually been growing until now it has reached very creditable proportions. Among the contributions is one of $100 from the Denver and Rio Grande Company, $10 from President Moffatt, $10 from General Manager Smith, $5 from Passenger Agent Hooper, and similar amounts from various other people, making a fund which now exceeds $200. It is hoped that it will reach $500 or $1,000, and the money will then be turned over to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers for the purchase of the monument.

Shaw, Mary K.
Mary K. Shaw - Trinidad Times - June 24, 2006 - Mary K. Shaw, 98, died June 21, 2006, in Trinidad. She was born November 17, 1907, in Poland to Anton Pachorek and Frances (Pituch) Pachorek. She came to the United States with her parents when she was 10 months old. She attended school in Sopris. When her father died, she went to work at the Grand Hotel. She then worked at Hausman Drug Store. Mary wrote and spoke Polish, English and Spanish. She married Angus Shaw. She is preceded in death her parents, her husband and brothers Frank, Tony, Steve, Felix and sister Stephanie Chapman. She is survived by her brother Joe (Sue) Pachorek and sister Wanda Pachorek, all of Trinidad, sister-in-law Catherine Teague, Pueblo, and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Monday, June 26, 2006, at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Shaw, Mary L.
Mary L. Shaw - Pueblo Indicator - October 5, 1935 - Miss Mary L. Shaw, for thirty-five years a teacher of school district No. 1 in Pueblo, died Sept. 23 after a long illness. Miss Shaw came to Pueblo in 1893 and began teaching in the grade schools. For twenty years she was in charge of the library and study hall in Centennial high school. She retired June 3, 1932.

Shaw, Rebecca Kaye II
Rebecca Kaye "Bekky" Shaw II - Pueblo Chieftain - September 3, 2010 - Rebecca Kaye "Bekky" Shaw II, 56, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 24, 2010. She was preceded in death by her brother, Keith N. Hamilton. Survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Donald L. Shaw II; parents, John and Frances Hamilton Jr.; brother, John J. (Sondra) Hamilton III; several nephews, nieces, relatives and friends; and her two dogs, Toby and Gracy. Bekky enjoyed sewing, crafts, crocheting, flowers and plants. She also enjoyed feeding and watering her birds in her bird sanctuary. Celebration of life, 3 p.m. Saturday, Pueblo West Funeral Home Chapel. A gathering will take place following the service.

Shaw, Theresa M.
Theresa M. Shaw - Huerfano World Journal - July 28, 2011 - On July 16, 2011, Theresa M. Shaw, who was born and raised in Walsenburg passed away. She graduated from Colorado University in 1964. She was the loving wife of the late Jack E. Shaw; devoted daughter of Kathleen R. and the late Anthony J. Calza; beloved mother of Kay Sutton (Dale), Edward Marttinen, Tim Shaw (Vicki), Jan Keadle (Mike) and Joel Shaw (Michelle); dear sister of Dr. Charles Calza (Judy), Anthony Calza (Glenna) and the late Christine Fowler; and the cherished grandmother of Corey, Ryan and Delaney Sutton, Stephanie and Matt Keadle, Taylor and Elizabeth Shaw and Tate Shaw. The family will receive friends in the Lemmon Funeral Home of Dulaney Valley Inc. 10 W. Padonia Road (at York Road) Timonium, MD 21093 on Saturday, July 23, 9-9:30am at which time services will be held. She will be interned at Pine Grove Cemetery in Greeneville, TN. Expressions of sympathy may be directed in Theresa' s memory to the Save the Manatee Club, 500 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751.

Shay, Michael J.
Michael J. Shay - Pueblo Indicator - February 1, 1936 - M. J. Shay Dies Of Heart Attack - Michael J. Shay, 67, chief watchman at the steel works for the C.F. & I. Co., died suddenly of a heart attack while on his way to work about 8 o' clock Thursday morning, January 30. He was seized with an attack as he was in front of Blain' s Bakery and sank to the sidewalk. He was carried into the bakery by Joseph Battaglia and Nick Radovich, barbers, who were near him at the time. He did not utter a word after his collapse. Relatives were at once notified and they and some friends gathered around him. Mr. Shay had lived here 52 years and for a long time he resided at the home of his niece, Mrs. Helen Taylor, at 939 Evans avenue. He is survived by Daniel P. Shay, brother; and sisters, Mrs. Geo. M. Shearer and Mrs. Mary Weinhausen of this city, Mrs. M.J. McNamara of Chicago, and Mrs. Helen Taylor, niece of Pueblo. He had a host of friends who greatly respected him and who deeply regret his passing away.

Shea, Robert Hugh
Robert Hugh Shea - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 2011 - Robert Hugh Shea, 70, of Boone, Colo., passed away Sept. 19, 2011, in Boone. He was born Dec. 26, 1939, in Delta, Colo., to Robert H. and Pauline (Katzedorn) Shea. Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving aboard the USS Davis. He married the love of his life, Matilda Tiess. They moved to Denver, where he entered into the Sheet Metal Trade Local No. 9. Robert was devoted to the union and was highly respected by his peers. When anything needed to be built or fixed they went to "Bob." Robert was a great father and friend and most of all a great PaPa to his grandchildren, Courtney and Kaleb. Robert is survived by his daughter, Connie (Kent) Crossman; two grandchildren; and sister, Alice. He was preceded in death by his wife, Matilda, in 2005. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements handled through Wilson Funeral Home.

Sheard, Harold E.
Harold E. Sheard - Pueblo Chieftain - September 5, 2010 - Harold E. Sheard, 77, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to many, passed away Sept. 4, 2010. He leaves to cherish his memory and love his loving wife, Lois; caring children, Michael Sheard, Melonie (Brian) Housman, Dan Sheard, Colleen (Bob) Housman and Kathleen Sheard; grandchildren, Cara, Brett, Kelsie, Annie and Sarah. Lois' children, Chris (Terry) Sluder, Dr. Richard (Karen) Sluder and Eric Sluder; brother, William (Irene) Sheard; and sister, Marylou Groves. Predeceased by his wife and mother of his children, Nancy; and parents, Bill and Helen Sheard. Harold was retired from Prudential Insurance. After retirement he found time to serve the community with his skills as a handyman and was voted best "Handyman of Pueblo." Harold was a Deacon at First Presbyterian Church and enjoyed the Thursday Morning Men' s Group which he supported and dearly loved . Viewing from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th St., with the Rev. Dr. Brad Munroe officiating. Memorials welcomed at Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Sheard, Lois M.
Lois M. Sheard - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2011 - Lois M. Sheard, 77, our mother, wife, grandmother and friend, passed away Feb. 11, 2011. Preceded in death by her husband, Harold Sheard; husband, Gilbert Sluder; father, Richard Pearce; mother, Helen Pearce; and brother, Robert Pearce. She leaves to cherish her memory and love, Chris (Terry) Sluder, Dr. Richard (Karen) Sluder, Eric Sluder, Angela Sluder, Christopher (Carrie) Sluder, Ava Nell Sluder, Shirley (Phillip) Youngren, Leigh Anne, Patricia, Carol, Michael Sheard, Melonie (Brian) Housman, Colleen (Bob) Housman, Cara, Brett, Kelsie, Annie, Sarah, Kathleen Sheard, Dan Sheard, William (Irene) Sheard, Mary Lou Groves, Jeff Fogg; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th St., with the Rev. Dr. Brad Munroe officiating. Please omit food and flowers. Those who desire may make memorials to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005.

Sheehan, Timothy
Timothy Sheehan - Pueblo Indicator - September 21, 1935 - Timothy Sheehan, for many years a familiar employe of the C.F. & I. Co., at the steel works, died last Sunday September 15, after an illness of four days. Six of his nephews were pallbearers at the funeral held on Tuesday.

Shefrompfs, Christopher
Christopher Shefrompfs - Rocky Mountain News - January 5, 1882 - The State at Large - The question of foul play in the case of Shefrompfs, who died suddenly, ostensibly of malignant diphtheria, last Spring, and whose body was shipped east from Pueblo, is being revived. It is said that a bullet hole was found in the back of his head, carefully filled by a wooden plug, and that other signs of violence were discernable. Interesting parties are trying to get an official investigation made into the matter. Rocky Mountain News - February 10, 1882 - A False Report Refuted - Huntindon, Pa., Feb. 9 - Last spring the body of Christopher Schetromfft was brought from Pueblo, Colorado, and buried at a place called Rough and Ready, Bedford county, this State. Several months afterwards it was reported in newspapers that there were suspicions that Schetromfft had been murdered by a man named Thomas W. Mullinx (Mullenix?), of Pueblo; the latter protested his innocence, and insisted upon having the body exhumed at his own expense. Disinterment took place yesterday in the presence of Sheriff Enfield, Dr. Kirke and others, and no marks were found upon the body.

Shelden, Velma Odessa
Velma Odessa Shelden - Trinidad Times - October 12, 2006 - Velma Odessa Shelden of Branson, Colorado, passed over to heaven on Sept. 13, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer. Odessa was born in Anson, Texas, Jan. 19, 19911, to Jacob Hicks and Maggie Carpenter. They moved to an area North of Branson by covered wagon and homesteaded there in 1915. Odessa attended Colorado A & M and graduated with a teaching certificate in 1934. Odessa began a long a rewarding teaching career as a prairie school teacher in 1935, and eventually finished her career at Branson School in 1976. The author of "The Prairie Schoolhouse" included a picture of Odessa's hands holding her original teaching certificate. A copy of that picture ended up in the Smithsonian Institute. By Odessa's request the pallbearers are students she has taught during her 38 years of teaching. Odessa lead an exemplary Christian life and spent her life sharing her faith and love with her family and friends. Odessa loved to quilt and has wrapped many loved ones with the results of her talent. Late in live, she discovered oil painting, She loved to vacation by the sea, planting flowers in her yard, and spending an occasional day fishing and sight seeing. The love of her life James (Jim) Shelden asked her hand in marriage on New Year's Day 1936 while hunting rabbits north of Branson. Married July 17, 1936, they were blessed with over 52 years of marriage. They celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary with a large gathering in 1986. Odessa is survived by her daughter Nita Sue Seigel of Branson, daughter-in-law Beverly Shelden of Branson, four grandchildren- Lorrayne (Charlie) Bell of Avon, Co, Mary (Lee) Akin of Weatherford, OK, and twins Jared & Clayton Shelden. Preceded in death her husband James, son Jimmy and son-in-law Albert. The service is Sept. 16, 2006, 10 a.m. at the Branson Community Church. Graveside service will follow in interim at Mt. View Cemetery in Branson. A "Celebration of Odessa's Life" light lunch will be held at the Branson Community Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Branson Community Church Fellowship Hall Fund.

Sheldon, Eli
Eli Sheldon - Pueblo Indicator - January 23, 1937 - Eli Sheldon, 64, a well known local insurance agent, died of pneumonia January 16 after a brief illness.

Sheldon, Jerry Lee
Jerry Lee Sheldon - Journal-Advocate - May 28, 2008 - Funeral services for Jerry Lee Sheldon, 59, Eads, Colo. resident will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 29, 2008 at the First Baptist Church in Eads, Colo. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28 at Brown Funeral Home in Eads. A private family burial will be at the Branson Cemetery in Branson, Colo. Sheldon was born on July 23, 1948 in Trinidad, Colo. and died on May 25, 2008 unexpectedly at his home in Eads, Colo. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Sheldon of Eads; children, Jerry Jr. (Belinda) Sheldon of Greeley, Colo. and Jon Sheldon of Greeley, Colo.; three grandchildren, Hanna and Halie Sheldon of Greeley, Colo., and Abbey McDowell of Eads, Colo.; his mother, Ida Mae Sheldon of Lakin, Kan.; his mother-in law, Lucile McVain of Eads, Colo.; one sister, Thelma (Loren) Jury of Las Animas, Colo.; brothers, Robert A. Sheldon of Branson, Colo., Ted (Barbara) Sheldon of Garden City, Kan., Tom (Nenita) Sheldon of Garden City, Kan., Roger (Glenna) Sheldon of Niangua, Mo., Don (Janie) Sheldon of Edmond, Okla., and Norman (Tammy) Sheldon of Lakin, Kan.,; George (Gail) McBane of Pakistan, as well as by many friends and other family members. Sheldon was preceded in death by his father; one sister, Rhonda Jo Church; one brother, Bill Sheldon. Brown Funeral Home in Eads, Colo. has charge of arrangements.

Shellabarger, C. W.
C. W. Shellabarger - Pueblo Indicator - January 18, 1930 - Double Murder And Suicide - C. W. Shellabarger, cattle buyer, shot his wife Mrs. Jennie Shellabarger to death, and then clubbed the life out of his stepson, Jack Mallon, 15 years old, at the family home at 2814 Eighth avenue, about 6:00 o' clock A.M. January 13. He then committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. He left several notes partly explaining his horrible acts. The murdered woman formerly resided in the 1300 block Abriendo avenue, Bessemer, where she lived with her parents. The family moved to Canon City where the mother, Mrs. Mary Wygant, had a position in the matron' s home in the state penitentiary. Shellabarger is supposed to have been very despondent over a loss he sustained in cattle deals of late. He brought in Texas cattle which could not stand the colder weather here and he sold them at a loss, it is stated. After killing the mother and her son, Shellabarger phoned the police station that a murder had been committed at his house, and when officers John Starasinich and Dewey Roberts arrived at the house they made the gruesome discovery. The Wygant family was well known and highly respected in Bessemer, and moved to Canon City about 20 years ago.

Shellabarger, Jennie
Jennie Shellabarger - Pueblo Indicator - January 18, 1930 - Double Murder And Suicide - C.W. Shellabarger, cattle buyer, shot his wife Mrs. Jennie Shellabarger to death, and then clubbed the life out of his stepson, Jack Mallon, 15 years old, at the family home at 2814 Eighth avenue, about 6:00 o' clock A.M. January 13. He then committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. He left several notes partly explaining his horrible acts. The murdered woman formerly resided in the 1300 block Abriendo avenue, Bessemer, where she lived with her parents. The family moved to Canon City where the mother, Mrs. Mary Wygant, had a position in the matron' s home in the state penitentiary. Shellabarger is supposed to have been very despondent over a loss he sustained in cattle deals of late. He brought in Texas cattle which could not stand the colder weather here and he sold them at a loss, it is stated. After killing the mother and her son, Shellabarger phoned the police station that a murder had been committed at his house, and when officers John Starasinich and Dewey Roberts arrived at the house they made the gruesome discovery. The Wygant family was well known and highly respected in Bessemer, and moved to Canon City about 20 years ago.

Shellbager, C. W.
C. W. Shellbager - Huntsville Daily Times - January 13, 1930 - Kills Wife, Son and Self - Pueblo - Because they are ' driving me to the poorhouse,'  C. W. Shellbager, 50, shot and killed his wife Mary, beat her adopted son of five to death, and ended his own life by inhaling gas.

Shellbager, Mary
Mary Shellbager - Huntsville Daily Times - January 13, 1930 - Kills Wife, Son and Self - Pueblo - Because they are ' driving me to the poorhouse,'  C. W. Shellbager, 50, shot and killed his wife Mary, beat her adopted son of five to death, and ended his own life by inhaling gas.

Shellbager, Mary (Son of)
Son of Mary Shellbager - Huntsville Daily Times - Huntsville, Al. - January 13, 1930 - Pueblo, Col., Jan. 13 (INS) - Because they are ' driving me to the poorhouse,'  C. W. Shellbager, 50, shot and killed his wife Mary beat her adopted son of five to death and ended his own life by inhaling gas.

Shellenberger, Carolyn L.
Carolyn L. Shellenberger - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2013 - Carolyn L. Shellenberger, 79, of Wetmore, Colo., died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at Brookdale Assisted Living in Colorado Springs. Carolyn taught first grade for 30 years at Washington Elementary School in Canon City, where she built positive and enduring relationships with many of the faculty, staff and students. Carolyn also was an accomplished soloist and enjoyed singing in the Pueblo Symphony Chorale. She was a longtime member of the Canon City United Methodist Church, where she participated in the chancel choir, the handbell choir, the worship committee and served as lay delegate to the annual conference. Carolyn's love for the Lord was evident in her joyful service to Him and others. She was known for her enduring faith, her love of music and her life of service and hospitality. Carolyn was born on Nov. 2, 1933, in Kansas City, Mo., to J. Glenn and Ethel Lee (Pezoldt) Bell. She spent her youth in and around Rye, Colo., where her parents were school teachers. Carolyn developed a love of the mountains and small towns which ultimately drew her to Wetmore for retirement. She enjoyed a view of Pikes Peak and the presence of a host of wild animals and birds. Carolyn was very involved in the local community as a neighbor, a supporter of the Wetmore Community Church, a member of the homemakers guild and a coordinator and volunteer at the Wetmore Community Library. She was instrumental in building the library's capacity and funding. Community members and county officials publicly recognized her dedication by naming the library's non-fiction wing in her honor. Survivors include two children, Becky (Bob) Tillman of Colorado Springs and Sam (Laurie) Shellenberger of Washington, D.C.; eight grandchildren, Graham, Elise and Glenn Shellenberger; Rachel (Javier Aguirre), Raleigh, Risa, Reade and Regan (Lindsay) Tillman; and one great-grandchild, Evelyn Ann. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Canon City United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wetmore Public Library, 95 County Road 393, Wetmore, CO 81253 or the Pueblo Symphony Chorale, P.O. Box 3780, Pueblo, CO 81005.

Shelley, Donald G.
Donald G. Shelley - Pueblo Chieftain - August 8, 2009 - Donald G. Shelley, 84, Pueblo West, Aug. 6. Montgomery & Steward.

Shelman, Vera G.
Vera G. Shelman - Pueblo Chieftain - February 2, 2009 - Vera G. Shelman was born on April 30, 1910, and passed away on Jan. 31, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Kenneth Shelman; two brothers; and her daughter, Gloria Land. Survived by children, Norma Jean Appelhans of Nevada, and Marvin L. (Darla) Shelman, Pueblo; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Vera was a member of Adriance United Methodist Church. Private service will be held. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation through the funeral home. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Shelton, William E.
William E. Shelton - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 2011 - William E. Shelton, 71, passed away April 22, 2011. Survived by his loving wife, Frances J. Shelton; children, Raschael Shelton, John (June) Lash, Greg (Sherrie) Shelton and Nicole (Jon) Magnuson; stepson, Frank (Bev) Lash; and three grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Doris Shelton; and his beloved pet, Leroy, with whom he will be laid to rest. William was born Dec. 13, 1939, in Pueblo. He loved to watch NASCAR racing. There will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.

Shepard, Anne B.
Anne B. Shepard - Pueblo Chieftain - December 4, 2011 - Anne B. Shepard, 97, passed away Nov. 28, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Anna and James Mismash; and brothers, Jim, Joe and Albert Mismash. Survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grandnephews, grandnieces, cousins and other relatives. Anne worked at Crews-Beggs Department Store, and in the accounting department of CF&I, retiring in 1972 after 25 years of service. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. She was a member of St. Mary Church, where the funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Shepard, Glen R. Sr.
Glen R. Shepard Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2009 - Glen R. Shepard Sr., 70, passed away Aug. 11, 2009. Survived by his wife of 49 years, Sandra Shepard; children, Glen R. Shepard Jr. of Louisville, Ky., Penny (Doug) Bressey of Dallas, Texas, Dennis (Lisa) Shepard of Montgomery, Ala., Tracey (Joe) Moreland of Tulsa, Okla., and Kelly (Nancy) Shepard of Loveland, Ohio; siblings, Charlotte (Arnold) Robinson of Canon City, Sue Nisbet of Salt Lake City, Utah, Bill (Carol) Shepherd of Claremont, N.H., and Morris (Brenda) Shepard of Pueblo; and nine grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Hollis and Mary Shepard; and brothers, Fred Shepard and Gary Shepard. Glen was born March 31, 1939, in Pueblo, and served in the U.S. Air Force. He worked in auto sales in Oklahoma for many years. He enjoyed fishing and was a member of DAV. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Diabetes Foundation or DAV, through the funeral home.

Shepard, Sandra J.
Sandra J. Shepard - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2013 - Sandra J. Shepard, 71, passed away March 20, 2013. Survived by her children, Glen R. Shepard Jr., Penny (Doug) Bressey, Dennis (Lisa) Shepard, Tracey (Joe) Moreland and Kelly (Nancy) Shepard; four siblings; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Preceded in death by her husband, Glen R. Shepard Sr. Sandra was an avid reader and a dedicated mother. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 26, 2013, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through the funeral home.

Shepard, Vernon Frank
Vernon Frank Shepard - Trinidad Times Independent - June 20, 2010 - Vernon F. Shepard passed away at home on June 18, 2010, at the age of 67, after a lengthy illness of cancer. He was born in Hutchison, Kansas on October 12, 1942, to Irene (Scutero) Huddleston and Vernon J. Shepard. Funeral service and rosary will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 25, 2010 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment following with the Rite of Committal held at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery, with the grave side services conducted by the US Military Honor Guard. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Shepherd, Donald L.
Donald L. Shepherd - Pueblo Chieftain - May 3, 2011 - Donald L. Shepherd walked through the gates of heaven May 1, 2011, with his family and friends at his side. He was welcomed into heaven by family and friends, who had gone before him, including his parents and sisters. His courageous battle with COPD is over and he can breathe and walk with ease. Don was born at the Alamo Mine, close to Walsenburg, Colo., on May 6, 1938, and then moved to Pueblo around 3 years of age. He attended Pueblo schools and then onto Central College in McPherson, Kan. He joined the Navy, then back to the CF&I. He started Shepherd' s Insulation in 1966, selling in 1991, but still takes off blueprints for them. Don is survived by his wife, Janet; children, Gerald (Melody) Shepherd of Ogden, Utah, Deanna (John) Disney of Superior, Neb., Stanley Shepherd of Seattle, Wash., Jeffery (Clare) Donahue and Bill (Glenna) Donahue of Pueblo; brother, David (Linda) Shepherd of Reno, Nev. His most wonderful times were the times he spent with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2011, Imperial Funeral Home. Luncheon will be served at the Belmont Nazarene Church, 1702 Bonforte Blvd., for family and friends to visit. The family requests, instead of flowers or food, a donation be made to National Jewish Hospital in Denver for its pulmonary treatment facility in Don' s name. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Sheppard, Chester
Chester L. ' Chettie'  Sheppard - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2013 - Chester L. ' Chettie'  Sheppard, 54, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 14, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, Chester M.; grandparents, Dave and Della and Merle L. and Faye. Chester is survived by his mother, Ruby; wife, Marisa; children, Nikeea, Adelita, Enrico (Alice), Celia and two other sons; and brother, Richard. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Monday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Sheppard, Eva
Eva ' Sue'  McDaniel Sheppard - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2013 - Eva ' Sue'  McDaniel Sheppard, born Oct. 5, 1927, passed away peacefully at home on March 18, 2013, after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester M. Sheppard; daughter, Rebecca Schawe; parents, Cothel V. and Inez McDaniel; brother, Willis McDaniel; and sister, Norma ' Carol'  Laughlin. Sue is survived by her daughters, Jackie (James) Ghist and Georgianna ' Georgie'  Calhoun (Wayne Plymell); sisters, Betty McDaniel, Jean Divelbiss, Helen Geer, Peggy (Dave) Caple; brother, C.V. McDaniel Jr.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Tom Laughlin; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Private interment at family cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the family cemetery in care of Jackie Ghist at 7777 Highway 165 West, Pueblo, CO 81004, or to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care. Under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Sheppard, Lesli Michelle
Lesli Michelle Sheppard - Pueblo Chieftain - December 9, 2009 - Lesli Michelle Sheppard, 50, passed away Dec. 7, 2009. Preceded in death by her mother, LaDonna Wright; and father, Max Martin. She is survived by her children, Brandi, Ginney, Jeremiah and Zachariah Sheppard; grandchildren, Johnathon, Nicolas, Isabella, Jeremiah Jr. and Thomas Zachariah; siblings, Greg, David and Mike Martin, David Harbour and Nicole Law; also survived by numerous other relatives and friends. A special thank you to her family at University Park Care Center. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. today, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, both at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Sherar, Anna Corinne
Anna Corinne (Sample) Sherar - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2010 - Anna Corinne (Sample) Sherar, 84, of Walsenburg, entered into rest June 18, 2010. Visitation, 6 to 8 p.m. today, June 22. Funeral, 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 23. Services at Johnson-Romero Funeral Home in Walsenburg. Contributions to the Alzheimer' s Association, in lieu of flowers.

Sheridan, Jay
Officer Jay Sheridan - Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 2011 - Officer Jay Sheridan, 27, ended his watch on March 9, 2011, in Limon, Colo., while performing his duties as a police officer. Jay was born June 18, 1983, to Tim and Mary Ann (Englert) Sheridan at St. Francis Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colo. Jay grew up on the family' s cattle ranch outside of Simla and was a member of Saint Michael' s Catholic Church of Calhan. He graduated from Big Sandy High School in 2001. While Jay was in school he participated in wrestling, industrial arts, auto mechanics and 4-H. Jay always was pushing himself to work harder and harder, a characteristic he kept with him throughout life. To his family and friends he loved playing practical jokes and most of all just socializing with people. Jay enjoyed the outdoors, whether it was working with his goats, target practice, hunting or fishing. There are not too many third-graders who can say they know exactly what it is in life that they are destined to do. However, when Jay was in third grade, he graduated from the D.A.R.E. program and told his mother then that he wanted to be a police officer. After Jay graduated high school, he worked as an auto mechanic at the same time also completing associate's degrees in automotive and diesel technology at NJC. This wouldn' t last long as Jay' s calling in life was to wear the uniform. In 2004, Jay realized his dream and graduated the Police Academy shortly after accepting a position with the Limon Police Department. It was there that he assisted, protected and unselfishly sacrificed his life for the community he loved. On July 5, 2008, Jay and Heather Pfeiff were married by Judge Lee Fisher. To this union one child was born, Isabel Marie. Jay was a wonderful father and devoted husband, always putting family first. Jay was preceded in death by his grandparents. He is survived by his wife, Heather Sheridan of Limon, Colo.; his 21-month-old daughter, Isabel Marie Sheridan; his parents, Tim and Mary Ann Sheridan of Simla, Colo.; his brother, Shane Sheridan of Fort Collins, Colo.; his sister, Autumn Sheridan of Fort Collins, Colo.; his brother-in-law, Lance Pfeiff of Wellington, Colo.; his father- and mother-in-law, Tim and Penny Pfeiff of Olney Springs, Colo. He also is survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral service, 11 a.m. March 15, 2011, Limon High School gymnasium. Memorial donations are suggested to the Jay Sheridan Memorial Fund in care of the First National Bank of Hugo ' ” Limon, P.O. Box 1270, Limon, CO 80828. Love Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sherwood, Jean Keith
Jean Keith Sherwood - Pueblo Chieftain - June 9, 2009 - Jean Keith Sherwood, age 82, of Lamar, Colo., departed this life on June 7, 2009, at his home in Lamar with his family by his side. Jean is survived by his wife, Cecelia Sherwood of Lamar; by seven children, Jim (Kay) Sherwood of Holly, Kathryn Miller of Pueblo, Fred (Sandy) Sherwood of Holly, Carol Jean Sherwood of Fort Collins, Colo., Marlene (Scott McClain) Sherwood of Pueblo, Colo., Mike (Cathy) Sherwood of Lamar, and Patrick (Cherl) Sherwood of Avondale, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Royal Sherwood of Concord, Calif., Sid Sherwood of Neosho Rapids, Kan., and Tim Sherwood of Zephyrhills, Fla. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends. Visitation for Mr. Sherwood will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, June 12, 2009, Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar and prior to the rosary and Mass at the church on Saturday. A rosary/scripture service for Jean will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 13, 2009, St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Lamar. Mass of Christian burial, 10 a.m. Saturday, June 13, 2009, St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Lamar. Burial will follow in the Holly cemetery in Holly, Colo., with full military honors by the Holly V.F.W. post No. 4281. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Lamar Area Hospice, P.O. Box 843, Lamar, CO 81052 either directly or through Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, Lamar, Colo.

Shew, Robert E.
Robert E. Shew - Pueblo Star Journal & Chieftain - May 11, 1969 - Robert E. Shew of 71 Baylor, May 10, 1969. Husband of Mrs. Catherine Shew. Father of Mrs. Phyllis Slocum, Pueblo, and Mrs. Marilyn Irish, The Dales, Ore. Brother of Mrs. Margaret Miller, Lyle, Wash., and James E. Shew, Alexandria, Va. Mr. Shew was the son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Montera of Pueblo and is also survived by a granddaughter, Michelle Irish. Member of the Shrine of St. Therese Parish and the Pueblo Elks Lodge 90, veteran of World War II during which he served with the U.S. Air Force. Employed by American Stores as receiving clerk. Service announcements later.

Shields, Janet
Janet Lord Shields - Gettysburg Times - October 18, 2005 - Janet Lord Shields, 64, of Chester, Va., died Friday, Oct. 14, 2005. Born July 8, 1941 in Rochester, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Mary and Elmer Lord. She was the wife of Thomas Shields for 45 years. Mrs. Shields graduated from Gettysburg High School in 1959, and attended Weber College in Florida. She was an active member of the New Virginia's Women' s Club, the Chester Women's Club, and Grace Lutheran Church in Chester, Va. Mrs. Shields served as a volunteer at John Randolph Medical Center. Surviving in addition to her husband are four children, Lynn Shields of Colorado City, Colo., Temi Osborn of Corpus Christi, Texas, Laurie Fetchko of Westminster, Md., and Kathy Hammel of Westminster, Md.; six grandchildren; and one sister, Doris Elledge of Gettysburg. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Chester. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Shields, Joseph
Joseph Shields - Rocky Mountain News - July 23, 1881 - Colorado Cullings - Mr. Joseph Shields died at Pueblo Tuesday morning of typhoid fever.

Shields, Lois E.
Lois E. Shields - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2009 - Lois E. Shields, 71, passed away March 25, 2009, in Canon City, Colo. She was born on May 21, 1937, in Nepesta, Colo., to Henry L. and Virgie O. (Cupp) Williams. Lois is survived by her husband of 51 years, Moses B. Shields; one son, Richard Shields; and two daughters, Diane (Frank) May and Virginia Fisher (Greg McCain). Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2009, at the Fowler West Assembly of God Church, Ninth and Grant Street in Fowler, Colo., with Pastor Darryl Johnson officiating. Inurnment will be at Fowler Cemetery. Arrangements handled through Funeral & Cremation Care of Colorado.

Shifflet, Richard D.
Richard D. Shifflet - Pueblo Chieftain - November 1, 2012 - Richard D. Shifflet. Visitation, 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service at 2 p.m. Friday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1411 W. Fortino Blvd. Also survived by cherished sisters-in-law, Eloise (Charles) Tucker and Sherry (Matt) Mraovich. Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home - November 1, 2012 - Richard D. Shifflet, age 79, passed away on October 29, 2012. He was born in Pritchett, Colorado, August 5, 1933, the 9th of 12 children to Coleman Robert Shifflet and Mary Viola Ault Shifflet. He grew up in Pueblo and graduated from Centennial High school in 1952. He served in the United States Navy for 4 years from 1952-1956 during the Korean War. He married Betty Jean McDowell. He started Craftsman Heating and Air Conditioning in 1962 and ran a successful business for over 40 years. He was also involved in many other business ventures. Dick was fortunate enough to travel extensively and he loved spending time with his family and friends in the outdoors. He was well known for his kind heart, generous pocketbook and quick wit. He had a story to share about nearly everything and was always the life of the party. His genuine love of people and sense of humor will be greatly missed. Richard is survived by his wife, Betty Jean McDowell Shifflet; children, David (Catherine) Shifflet of Poway, CA, Scott (Donna) Shifflet of Pueblo, Donna (Roger) Meserve of St. George, UT, Amy (Kelly) Mitchell of St. George, UT; siblings, Betty Hansen, Robert (Darlene) Shifflet, Donna (Richard) Buys, Janice Spinuzzi, Lowell (Gwen) Shifflet; grandchildren, Jamie (Chuck) Ward, Jodi (Marcel) Sagastume, Kipp (Becky) Shifflet, Ty (Sheena) Shifflet, Vance Shifflet, Amanda (Adam) Holden, Coy Shifflet, Kelsey (Brock) Walker, Trevor Meserve, Jake Wixom, Monica Shifflet, Natalie Shifflet, Taylor Meserve, Emily Wixom; and a great-granddaughter, Brynn Ward. He is preceded in death by parents, Coleman Robert Shifflet and Mary Viola Ault; siblings, Genevieve Davis, Louis Shifflet, Doris Vider, Jean Haney, Wanda Krall and Frieda Miller. Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 p.m. prior to the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1411 West Fortino Boulevard. Entombment will follow at Imperial Cemetery.

Shiflett, Charles D.
Charles D. Shiflett - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 2013 - Charles D. Shiflett, 82, passed away June 26, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; parents, John and Gladys Shiflett; sister, Dorothy Hansen; brothers, Jim Shiflett and Kenny Shiflett. He is survived by his children, John, Steve (Diane), Vince (Karen), Kirk (Alma) and Annie; siblings, Gary, JoAnn Johnson and Sharon Bastian; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and beloved dog, Hondo. Charles retired from the PAD and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He also worked as a camp host with his wife at Taylor Reservoir for over 10 years. Viewing, 5 to 6 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m., Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Shiner, Samuel Steven
Samuel ' Sam'  Steven Shiner - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 2010 - Samuel ' Sam'  Steven Shiner, 27, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 24, 2010. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Sam ' Boat'  Giarratano, Barbara Jean Edwards and Edward ' Papa'  Medina; and his Chihuahua, ' Chico.'  Sam is survived by his parents, Charles and Rose Shiner; sister, Charnelle (Raymond Rodriguez) Shiner; nephew, Gemini Rodriguez; nieces, Melody and Alyciana Rodriguez; grandmother, Dora ' Nana'  Medina; special uncle and aunt, Jay and Kathy Medina; close cousin, James Medina; best friends, Iggy, Abel, Josh, Eric and David; and numerous uncles, aunts, extended family and friends. Sam graduated from East High School, class of 2002. He was an all-conference football player. He was employed with American Furniture Warehouse for the last two years. Sam will be remembered as a great son, brother, uncle, nephew and loyal friend. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, with funeral service to follow at 1 p.m., Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment. At the family' s request, please wear Broncos attire to service.

Shinkle, Travis Emerson
Travis Emerson Shinkle - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - June 25, 2005 - Travis Emerson Shinkle, age 19, died June 23, 2005. He was born April 4, 1986 to Ted Emerson Shinkle and Debra Lee Shinkle. Travis is died in his sleep in Silver City, New Mexico, where he had been working as a roofer. He was the only and much beloved child of Ted Emerson Shinkle and Debra Lee Shinkle. He attended Hoehne and Trinidad Schools. Although he did not graduate from high school, he was proud that he had gone on to earn his GED. He had many friends in Trinidad and was instrumental in the planning and building of the Trinidad Skate Park. He was an avid and excellent skater and he loved the mountains. He relished going fishing with his "other family", the (Wayne) Abeytas, and hanging with his friends, especially "The Couch Monkey" and Eric Eanes. Travis will be sorely missed by his parents, his Grandmother Norma Shihady and his Uncle Ron Ralph, both of Cottonwood, AZ; his Aunt Sherri McGill of Tucson, AZ; Uncle Ralph Lucas, of Trinidad, CO; his Uncle Joe and Aunt Arlene Chavez of Flagstaff, AZ; , Aunt Barbara Shinkle and his Uncle Bobby Shinkle of Kingman, AZ., and his many cousins. He will also be remembered by his skater friends from all over Trinidad, who held a spontaneous and personal memorial for "Trav" on Thursday evening, June 24th, at the Skate Park. A memorial service will be held Saturday July 9, 2005 at 11:00 am at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with Pastor David Cook officiating. A video tribute to Travis's life will be shown on Trinidad Times TV (TTTV) local cable channel 71 on Saturday July 9, at 9 am and 2 pm. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Shinn, Theodore Daniel
Theodore Daniel Shinn - Trinidad Times Independent - January 5, 2013 - Theodore Daniel Shinn, Musician - Theodore Daniel Shinn, 53, passed away Dec. 28, 2012. He was born July 7, 1959, in Sheboygan, Wis., and lived all his adult life in Colorado before coming to Truth or Consequences, N.M., in 2012. Mr. Shinn was a career musician who produced 21 albums, 11 singles and 26 videos. He was on the 1995 seventh annual Billboard songwriting contest for jazz. Mr. Shinn was ' The Music Man.'  He spent his entire life making ' real music'  within the realm of those who cherish music. He will be greatly missed. Mr. Shinn was preceded in death by his father Fay Edward Shinn and his mother Jean Patricia Shinn. He is survived by siblings Christopher Shinn, Amy Burns, Jesse Shinn, Jeremy Shinn, Patrick Shinn, Peter Shinn, Kasi Shinn, Kiara Ashford and Guy Shinn.

Shinn, Vesper M.
Vesper M. Shinn - Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 2009 - Vesper M. Shinn born Nov. 15, 1917, passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center on March 5, 2009. Vesper married Harold Ivan Shinn in 1941, and shared 57 years of marriage until his death in 1998. Vesper was a loving caregiver to so many throughout her life. She took pride in her profession as a nurse at St. Mary-Corwin, just as she did in her care for her family and home. An avid reader herself, she not only took time to teach and read to her children and grandchildren, but volunteered to do the same to hundreds of elementary school children. Vesper is survived by her two sons: Arthur of Pueblo , his wife, Renee, and their three children, Miranda, Mary and Kayleigh, and two grandchildren; and Russell of San Juan Pueblo, N.M., his wife, Suzie Frazier, their three children, Jennifer, Amy and Matt, and four grandchildren. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Monday, March 9, at Milagro Christian Church, 2111 S. Pueblo Blvd., with the Rev. Amy Piatt officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Children's Library, Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library, Pueblo, Colo.

Shiplet, Judith Ann
Judy Shiplet - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 2009 - Judy Shiplet, 68, passed away Nov. 5, 2009, at home in Mesquite, Nev. After three years, she lost her battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Judy leaves behind her husband of 45 years, Phil Shiplet; two daughters, Dee Dee Shiplet and Marla Shiplet-Kissick; her son, David Shiplet; two brothers, Jim LaFoe and Bob LaFoe; and three grandchildren, Ray, Sari and Dara. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Catholic church in Fowler. A memorial fund has been set up for the Shiplet family at the Fowler State Bank, in lieu of flowers.

Shipman, Don
Don Shipman - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 2009 - Don Shipman, 68, born May 24, 1942, passed away Sept. 5, 2009. Preceded in death by son, Larry Shipman; mother, Juanita (Shipman) Lewis; siblings, Sharon Smithour, Harry Lewis and Sue Helmick. Survived by son, Danny Shipman; daughters, Mary Jane Shipman and Dawney Jean (Jeff) Medina; Mayer, Lewis and Smithour families. Cremation with private family service.

Shipman, Syl J.
Syl J. Shipman - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 2010 - Syl J. Shipman passed away July 10, 2010 in Pueblo West. Syl was born May 27, 1934, in Penrose, Colo., to Charlie and Pansy Shipman. He attended both Penrose and Florence High Schools before starting a career as the Roto-Rooter franchisee in the Larimer County area for 35 years. He returned to this area and settled in Pueblo West in 2004. He had a passion for the restoration of antique cars and loved animals of all kinds. Syl was ever generous and always willing to assist the downtrodden. It seems as though he had never met a stranger. Mr. Shipman was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Sally Lang. He was a devoted family man and will be greatly missed by his survivors which include his wife, Patricia Shipman of Pueblo West; children Marie Manbeck of Colorado Springs, Sandra Shipman of Missouri, John Kamm of Brighton, Jerre Kamm of Fort Collins; former wife, JoAnn Shipman of California; grandchildren, Amanda, Zachery, Justin, Travis and Trevor; a great-granddaughter, Lilly; and three sisters, Ruby Thomas, Lois Bernard and Charlene Roemish all of Pueblo; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, July 15, 2010, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Inurnment will take place in the Beaver Park Cemetery. Donations in memory of Mr. Shipman may be made to the Red Cloud Indian School in Pine Ridge, S.D.

Shipp, Katherine
Katherine Shipp - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 1998 - Katherine Shipp passed away Jan. 20, 1998. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 1998, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Full notice in Saturday's paper. (A full notice did not run in Saturday's obituaries.)

Shippley, Isabelle D.
Isabelle D. ' Betty'  Shippley - Pueblo Chieftain - October 7, 2012 - Isabelle D. ' Betty'  Shippley, 81, passed away on Oct. 4, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Margaret Hohl. Betty is survived by her husband of 65 years, Valentine; daughter, Carmela (Rafael) Vigil; son, Arthur Shipley; grandchildren, Valentina Vigil, Chalcey (Eric) Alerecht, Joddy Shipley, Anna Shipley; siblings, Lillian Valle, Jose Trujillo, Sophie (Ben) Vigil, Benji (Marylou) Trujillo, Gracie (Rudy) Marquez, Rose (John) Bull; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, St. Joseph Catholic Church with interment to follow at Imperial Funeral Home. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.

Shippley, Valentine
Valentine Shippley - Pueblo Chieftain - November 4, 2012 - Valentine Shippley, 96, passed away Oct. 29, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; parents, Valentine and Philys Shippley; and his brother, Ben Shippley. Valentine is survived by his daughter, Carmela (Rafael) Vigil; son, Arthur Shipley; grandchildren, Valentina Vigil, Chalcey (Eric) Albrecht, Joddy Shipley and Anna Shipley; nephews, John Shippley and Rudy Shippley; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Valentine was a prisoner of war in World War II, and retired from the Pueblo Army Depot. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, St. Joseph Church, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Shisler, Thomas M.
Thomas M. Shisler - Pueblo Chieftain - February 1, 2013 - Thomas M. Shisler, 72. Memorial service, 10 a.m. today, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Shive, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Shive - Pueblo Indicator - May 14, 1932 - Mrs. Elizabeth Shive, a resident of Pueblo for more than 30 years, died Sunday at her home, 1625 Cedar Street, after a long illness. She was 81 years old. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Lelsie Sands, Mrs. Ethel Talbot of Pueblo, and Mrs. Sabra Hayes of Kutch, Colo., two sons, Edward Shive of Cotopaxi and William Shive of Kutch. The funeral was held Tuesday and interment was made in Mountain View cemetery.

Shoaf, Robert Lee Sr.
Robert Lee Shoaf Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 16, 2011 - Robert Lee Shoaf Sr., 74, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 13, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Alice May Shoaf. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Twila Shoaf; children, Daniel (Melissa) Shoaf, Lorie Bushere, Robert Jr., Kara Duncan, Roland (Georgie) Smith, Charlie (Eva Jean) Smith, Steve (Betty) Smith, Dave (Stephanie) Smith and Barbara (Tony) Roderick; 20 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; sister, Donna (Joe) Gruber; nephews, Mike (Lisa) and Mark (Amy); niece, Mary Jo (Jim); and numerous other family members and friends. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, with rosary to follow at 6 p.m., Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Leander' s Catholic Church. Interment, Beaver Park Cemetery in Penrose. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Shoemaker, Martha J.
Martha J. Shoemaker - Pueblo Chieftain - April 7, 2009 - Martha J. Shoemaker, 70, of Pueblo, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2009. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 9, 2009, Pueblo Christian Center. Interment, 2:30 p.m. the same day, Roselawn Cemetery.

Shomaker, Charles E.
Charles E. ' Babe'  Shomaker - Pueblo Chieftain - February 8, 2013 - Charles E. ' Babe'  Shomaker, 85, of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 5, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Marilyn ' Mo'  Shomaker; children, Valerie (Mike) Giglio, Craig (Lisa) Shomaker; grandsons, Brett Giglio, Jason Shomaker, Tyler Shomaker and Quintin Shomaker; step-grandchildren, Mike Giglio, Dena (Cory) Vetta; and great-granddaughter, Bella Vetta. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Louise Shomaker. Babe loved fishing, hunting, gardening, bowling and his time spent in Creede. He owned and operated Shomaker Electric Inc. for 58 years. He was a member of IBEW and was a founding member of the Minnequa Rotary Club of Pueblo. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at First Congregational Church. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home office to the Minnequa Rotary Club or First Congregational Church.

Shomer, Mary E.
Mary E. Shomer - Pueblo Chieftain - August 2, 1999 - Our Past Century, 1960 - 1961 - Amid Prosperity, Cold War Rumbles - They Made a Difference - Mary E. Shomer - Mary Shomer was the first woman to serve as Pueblo County treasurer. She was associated with the treasurer's office for 33 years. She was appointed to the treasurer's post in 1955, following the death of J. E. Creel. A Democrat, she won re-election in four successive terms and retired in 1974. Mrs. Shomer is credited with modernizing the treasurer's operations, including the installation of computers in anticipation of a data processing center for all county offices. Outside of work, she was involved in numerous professional and community organizations, including the Lambda Alpha Lambda Sorority, Eastern Star, Pueblo Quota Club International and Qui Vive Club of the YWCA. A Walsenburg native, she moved to Pueblo in 1942. She was in her 90s when she died in March 1998.

Shook, Eva Lee
Eva Lee Shook - Southwest Daily Times - September 5, 2007 - Eva Lee Shook, 87, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, at Beaver County Nursing Home in Beaver, Okla. She was born March 5, 1920, to Charles Monroe and Cordia Belle (Gracey) Ward in Trinidad, Colo. She married A.L. Shook. She was a Beaver County Sheriff' s Office Jailer. She was a member of the First Christian Church and was a Rebekah. She is survived by two sons, K.D. Shook, Beaver, and Richard L. Shook, Elk City, Okla.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Beaver First Christian Church with Rick Main presiding. Burial will be at Pioneer Cemetery in Beaver.

Shoop, Ann
Ann Shoop - Trinidad Times Independent - October 6, 2006 - Cook/Bus Driver, Hoehne School - Ann Shoop, 76, formerly of La Junta, passed away September 30, 2006, at her home in McAlester, Okla. Ann was born January 18, 1930 in Los Lunas to Jack and Sylvia (Corriene) Miller. She grew up and graduated from Albuquerque High School in Albuquerque, N. M. On October 4, 1951, she married George Shoop in Belen, N. M., and they made their home on the Kitch Ranch in Thatcher. George worked on the ranch and Ann was a homemaker for more than 30 years on the ranch while they were raising their children. After the ranch sold, they moved to Thatcher where she worked for Hoehne Public School in the kitchen and she also was a bus driver until her retirement. While at Hoehne schools Ann and George were honorary chapter members of the FFA, where she was honored as mother of the year for several years. After the death of George in 1993, she moved to the High Hill Community to be closer to her daughter and her family. She enjoyed riding horse back, cooking, sewing, and taking care of her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her sons, Ray Shoop of Greeley; Zeke (Carolyn) Shoop of La Veta; Roy (Diana) Shoop of Inola, Oklahoma; daughters Lorriane (Sam) Williams of McAlester, Oklahoma; Barbara (Rod) Ricken of La Junta; brother Jack Miller of Los Lunas, N.M.; 11 grandchildren, Clay Shoop, Kody and Kyle Shoop, Tanner, Shanell, and Trevor Shoop, OJ (Melissa) Williams, Jeremy Williams, Kent, Chad, Krista Ricken; three great-grandchildren, Evan, Krislyn, Alanna. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband George Shoop August 7, 1993. Special thanks for extended care to Larraine and Sam Shoop, OJ and Melissa Williams, and Jeremy Williams. Funeral services were October 4 at Peacock Memorial Chapel with Pastor Maynard Bowen of Prairie Bible Chapel officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Arkansas Valley Hospice Assoc., P. O. Box 1067, La Junta, CO 81050 or to Alzheimer' s Assoc., 1157 W. Abriendo, Pueblo, CO, 81004 direct or through Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home. Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home and Arkansas Valley Crematory are in charge of the arrangements.

Short, Sheldon Lane
Sheldon Lane Short - Pueblo Chieftain - October 2, 2012 - Sheldon Lane Short, 50, Pueblo, September 25, 2012. Davis. Montrose Daily Press - September 28, 2012 - Sheldon Short, 50, died on Sept. 25 in Pueblo. He is survived by his sisters, Nona Short, Lola Short and Almeta Stone, all of Montrose, and Dawn Short of Delta; and brothers, Norman Short of Iowa and Kelley Stone of Montrose. He will be cremated and brought home to Montrose. A pot-luck barbecue in his honor will be held on Oct. 7 at 1 p.m.

Shosky-Billings, Debbie Lynn
Debbie Lynn Shosky-Billings - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2011 - Debbie Lynn Shosky-Billings, 52, passed away June 16, 2011. She is survived by her husband, Dan Billings; her cherished pets, Buddy Bear and Jazzabella; and her stepchildren, Gail Wallingford-Ingo, Amanda (Stan) Krol, Brandon (Caryn) Billings and Ariann Billings; her siblings, John Shosky, Carole (Frank) Ricotta and Donald (Shirley) Shosky; eight grandchildren and numerous other special family members and friends. Debbie was preceded in death by her parents and infant son. She enjoyed cooking, canning, gardening and watching the numerous activities her grandchildren participated in. At her request, cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, June 24, 2011, St. Mary Church. Family will receive guests at St. Mary Parish Hall following inurnment at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Debbie' s memory to Paws for Life Animal Welfare and Protection Society, through the funeral home.

Showalter, Jay Willard
Jay Willard Showalter - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2010 - Jay Willard Showalter, 87, of 655 Cottonwood Ave., Las Animas, Colo., died Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at his home. Jay was born March 11, 1923, in La Junta, Colo., to parents, Ancil O. and Bertha F. Diller Showalter. He was united in marriage to Anna Mae Birkey on Aug. 12, 1946, in Manson, Iowa. He owned and operated Showalter Grain Elevator & Storage for many years, and ran farming and ranching operations as well. Jay is survived by wife, Anna, of the Las Animas home; daughters, Martha Sue Martin of Agora Hills, Calif., and Rebecca L. (Ron) Six of Las Animas, Colo.; sister, Norma Jean Brennerman of Wellman, Iowa; brother, Ernest A. Showalter of Midland, Texas; five grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters and a granddaughter, Brenda Six Downare. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, April 26, 2010, First United Methodist Church in Las Animas. Interment will follow in the Las Animas Cemetery. The family prefers memorials to the Ark-Valley Hospice.

Shreve, Don Harrison
Don Harrison Shreve - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 2010 - Don Harrison Shreve, a resident of Rye for more than 55 years, was born on Oct. 1, 1918, to the union of Guy Losson Shreve and Bessie Lea Groom. Don was raised on the family farm northwest of Cameron, Mo., attending grade school and graduating from Cameron High School on May 12, 1936. He drove teams of horses from the time he was a small boy through his high school years. His responsibilities were numerous and varied. Through these experiences he developed a sense of commitment to hard work that would remain with him until the day he passed from this life. This sense of commitment to an ideal led him to enlist in the U.S. Army on April 12, 1941. During his service in the 591st Army Air Force, Don spent more than two years in foreign countries. His main duty as crew chief was to maintain the aircraft that flew supplies over the ' hump'  in India to supply troops engaged in battle further inland. A gifted mechanic, not only did he service the planes while on the ground, he was an in-flight mechanic, adjusting the engines while in flight to obtain the absolute maximum performance from each engine. He would not talk a great deal about his experiences while in the service, and did not share the fact that he was the recipient of several medals, including the Distinguished Flying Cross for service above and beyond. Only in later years would he acknowledge that he had received this honor for flying many hours more than required. Tech Sergeant Don H. Shreve was honorably discharged from the Army on Sept. 12, 1945. Don was married to Eleanor Anne Burrows on Aug. 2, 1944. Anne, his loving wife of more than 65 years, preceded him in death earlier this year. He was also preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Mary; his brothers, Paul L. and William; sisters-in-law, Betty and Susan; brother-in-law, Junior Humphrey; his grandson, Adrian Benham; a niece, Janet Shreve; and many friends. He is survived by his sister, Laura Humphrey of Kansas City, Mo.; a daughter, Roberta (Jim) Adair, of Rye; a son, Paul (Jerri) Shreve, of Pueblo; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; 14 nieces and nephews; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. He, too, leaves many friends and acquaintances. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, in the Rye Home United Methodist Church.

Shreve, Eleanor Anne
Eleanor Anne Shreve - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 2010 - Eleanor Anne Shreve, a longtime resident of Rye, Colo., passed quietly during the evening of July 13, 2010, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Eleanor Anne Burrows on Aug. 16, 1921, she was an accomplished pianist and cellist, passing her love of music on to many of her family and friends. As a young woman, she instructed the Youth Fellowship classes in the Rye Home United Methodist Church, taught Sunday school classes, and later served as an education director for the Methodist Church. Anne was preceded in death by her father, Floyd Nelson Barnes; mother, Floy Alberta Burrows; brothers, William, Arthur and John Burrows; and her grandson, Adrian Benham. She is survived by her loving husband of over 65 years, Don H. Shreve; her daughter, Roberta (Jim) Adair of Rye; son, Paul (Jerri) Shreve of Pueblo; five grandchildren, Michelle Benham, Paul (Paula) Shreve, Brett (Shannon) Shreve, Janelle Shreve and Joleen (Chris) Hunter; six great-grandchildren, Danae, Derek, Morgen and Micaela Shreve, Aavana Shreve and Kayden Hunter called her Grannie Annie. Another great- grandchild will arrive soon. Also survived by her sisters, Sally Coleman of Erie, Pa., and Sandra (Arnold) Brown, of Ashtabula, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Anne will be missed by all who knew her. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 22, 2010, at the Rye Home United Methodist Church in Rye. Private interment will follow at a later date.

Shrewsbury, Donna Mae
Donna Mae Shrewsbury - Pueblo Chieftain - August 17, 2009 - Donna Mae Shrewsbury, 73, born Dec. 27, 1935, in Walsenburg, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 14, 2009. Survived by her life companion, John Hall; sons, Dru, Tim (Shonna), Randy (Carol) and Lewis (Patti) Shrewsbury; daughter, Shawnee (Bennie) Koch; sister, Lucretia Novack; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Mary Kovach; two brothers; one sister; and the father of her children, Gene Shrewsbury. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Roman Ortiz officiating.

Shrewsbury, George Drury
George Drury Shrewsbury - Pueblo Chieftain - August 8, 2012 - George Drury Shrewsbury, known to his friends and family as Dru, passed away unexpectedly at his home Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in Pueblo. Dru enjoyed camping, four-wheeling, the great outdoors, working with his hands, cruising his Harley and his family. A loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, he is survived by ex-wife, Michelle Hannafious; children, Tigh Shrewsbury and Tiffany Shrewsbury and son-in-law, Matt Hutchings; grandchild, Brooklyn Hutchings; brothers, Tim (Shonna), Randy (Carol) and Lewis Shrewsbury; sister, Shawnee (Benny) Koch; nephews, Justin (Brandice) and their children, Justice and Skyler; Dustin, Benny and Steven; nieces, Jaime and Molly Shrewsbury; and countless other family and friends. Dru was born Nov. 7, 1957, and was preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Donna Shrewsbury. A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Michael Batts will officiate. Open house will follow the service. Contact family for details.

Shriner, Gould H. II
Gould H. Shriner II - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 2012 - Gould H. Shriner II passed away July 15, 2012, in Pueblo. He was born Aug. 28, 1922, in Lincoln, Neb., and had lived in Pueblo since 1954. Gould was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in WWII and was employed in the welding shop at CF&I for many years. Gould was a beloved son, brother, soldier, husband, father, friend, neighbor, welder, hunter, fisherman, carpenter, inventor, blacksmith, gunsmith, adventurer and lifelong kid. Mr. Shriner was preceded in death by his wife, Marcella Jean; a brother, Gerald Shriner; sisters, Esther Chappelle and Donna Cline; as well as Gertrude' s son, Tommy Reeves. He is survived by his longtime companion, Gertrude Reeves, and her sons, Marty and David Reeves; a son, Gould Henry Shriner III of Pueblo; daughter, Marcia Lee (Fred) Davis of Aurora; a sister, Irma Jean Kiesling of Oregon; a brother, Ronald Peck of Arkansas; grandson, Lance Davis; and great-grandchildren, Savana and Tanner Davis of Centennial; as well as many nieces and nephews. Cremation. Memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2012, in the Davis Memorial Chapel.

Shriver, Roger L.
Roger L. Shriver - Pueblo Chieftain - February 1, 2011 - Roger L. Shriver born Jan. 26, 1965, in La Junta, Colo., passed away Jan. 26, 2011, in Denver. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Hazel and John Shriver, Ida and Chester Love; also his brother, Russell Shriver. He is survived by his parents, Harry and Mariann (Love) Shriver; sisters, Patricia (Frank) Trujillo and Sara Shriver; several nieces and nephews, Joseph Sanchez, Jonathan Shriver, Nathaniel, Alexander, Rosalie and Danielle Trujillo (Donnie); and five great- nieces. Roger attended Parkhill Christian Academy and was a graduate of PCC. He was a dispatcher for Brisk Transportation. Roger loved the Avalanche, playing darts with his friends and trips to Las Vegas. Service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

Shrock, Bill A.
Bill A. Shrock - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 2012 - Bill A. Shrock, 79, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Aug. 11, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Charline; children, Cindy Couture, Kathy (Chris) Staton, Nancy (Michel) Nottingham, Penny (Terry) Keeney and Bill (Kim) Shrock Jr.; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Lula Love; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin M. and Vergie E. Shrock; sisters, Betty Prigmore and Joyce Nix; and son-in-law, Tom Couture. Bill was a member at Lynn Gardens Baptist Church and Good Sam' s camping club. Bill served four years in the U.S. Air Force, and then worked for CF&I for 44 years, retiring in 1995. After retirement, he went on to share his love of camping with his beloved wife. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at Imperial. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at Lynn Gardens Baptist Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations in his memory may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Arrangements, Imperial.

Shroyer, Louise T.
Louise T. Shroyer - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 2010 - Louise T. Shroyer, 87, passed away July 21, 2010, in Pueblo. She was one of eight children born to Joseph and Thresia Fischer. Louise enjoyed a long nursing career at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, where she touched many lives. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Louise enjoyed baking pies, rose gardening, fishing, reading and traveling to Alaska and Montana. Louise also enjoyed spending time with her family and was a friend to all. She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Shroyer; her parents; brothers, Robert and Edwin; and sisters, Alvina and Marie. Her survivors include her children, Mike (Linda) Shroyer of Florence, Robert (Marilyn) of Homer, Alaska, Steven Shroyer, Eileen (John) Kisslan and Kathleen (Robert) Marshall, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Jen (Jim) Wolin, Andy Shroyer, Dave (Jenny) Shroyer, Spencer (Leslie) Shroyer, Monica Shroyer, Terry Shroyer, Christine (Russ) Gilmore and Cindy (Kjell) Moe; six great-grandchildren; her brother, Jimmy Fischer; sisters, Leona (George) Mourad and Marge Duffey; as well as several nieces and nephews. At her request, cremation in the Davis Crematory with no public services.

Shubart, Rudy
Rudy Shubart - Pueblo Chieftain - August 20, 2006 - Rudy Shubart, 89, of Durango, Colo., passed away Aug. 12, 2006. He graduated from Leadville High School and was employed at Safeway Stores in the meat department in Leadville and Pueblo before he entered the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Esther Santmeyer of Pueblo July 10, 1943. He was commissioned as a captain in the Quartermaster Corps of the Army and served in the European Theater of Operations. Upon discharge from the service, he resumed his employment with Safeway Stores and was manager of several stores including Durango, where he retired, receiving a special award for 40 years of service. Rudy was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Esther; his father, James; mother, Frances Ferkovich Shubart; his uncle, John Butkovich; and sister, Eleanor Yakovich. He is survived by his sisters, Ann Sudar of Walsenburg, Irene Wilcox of Salt Lake City; maternal aunt, Mary Connelly of Denver; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Shuey, Marianne H.
Marianne H. Shuey - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 2009 - Marianne H. Shuey, 79, born to Elmer and Marian Hauer on Nov. 20, 1929, in Erie, Penn., and passed away Sept. 6, 2009. Survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Edward; children, Thomas Shuey, Kenneth (Gaye) Shuey, Lawrence Shuey, Patricia Shuey Premovich (Robert); beloved grandchildren, Christopher Shuey, Alyssa and Andrew Premovich; brother, Lawrence (Verna) Hauer; numerous other relatives; special friends, Ron and Lorraine; grandchildren of the heart, Rhonda and Laura; and great-grandchildren of the heart, Hailey and Hannah. Predeceased by her brothers, Elmer and Wilfred Hauer. At her request, there will be no viewing. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Arrangements through George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Shugart, Doris
Doris Altberg Shugart - Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 2009 - Doris Altberg Shugart was born on Feb. 2, 1928, in Penrose to Alfred and Alma Altberg. She grew up in Pitkin, attended high school in Florence and married Ronald Shugart on Dec. 24, 1948. Doris then joined Ronald in Honolulu, where he was stationed in the Navy. After leaving Hawaii in 1952, they lived in San Diego, where they had a son, Steven. They returned to Colorado and settled in Pueblo, where they had a daughter, Rhonda. In 1970, Ron and Doris bought a house in Cripple Creek, where the family loved to explore the surrounding mountains and host visitors. Doris enjoyed traveling, painting, playing the piano and being with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and a sister, Louis McLain. She is survived by her children, Steve Rose Shugart of Pueblo and Rhonda Van Pelt of Colorado Springs; her brothers, Vernon Donnis of Littleton and Raymond Marlene of Canon City; her dear friend, Virginia Altberg of Danbury, Conn.; her friend, Dr. James "Suds" Sudduth of Pueblo; numerous nieces and nephews; and two step-grandsons and their families. During her last two years, she received loving care from the staff at Wynwood of Pueblo care facility. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2009, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, 400 Broadway Ave., Pueblo. Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at the Mount Pisgah Cemetery in Cripple Creek. Please make donations in memory of Ron and Doris to the Franklin Ferguson Memorial Library, P.O. Box 975, Cripple Creek, CO 80813. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Shugart, Mary Rachel
Mary Rachel Atwater Shugart - Pueblo Chieftain - March 6, 2012 - Mary Rachel Atwater Shugart was born on May 30, 1914, in Elkhart Ind., to Thomas and Flora Atwater. She married James Virgil Shugart in 1935. To this marriage, three children were born, Marvin Leroy Shugart, Donna Verlene McNally and Mary Lee Hines. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Flora Atwater; five brothers, Myron, Walter, Winter, Roscoe and Clarence; two sisters, Elsie and Lillian; her husband, Virgil Shugart; two children, Marvin Leroy Shugart and Verlene McNally; and one grandson, David Hines. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Hines; two grandchildren, Kathy (Henderson) Nicholls and Michael McNally; five great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Peter McNally; and several nieces and nephews. She also is survived by many others who called her "Gram" during her lifetime. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today with the family present from 4 to 6 p.m. and service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2012. Viewing and service in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Shulin, Eddie
Eddie (Edward) Shulin - Trinidad Times Independent - May 25, 2010 -Eddie (Edward) Shulin was born in Great Neck, New York, on November 5, 1936 to Albin and Ona Shulin. He died at home in Hoehne, Colorado, on May 23, 2010 at the age of 73, after a courageous fight with pancreatic cancer. Eddie grew up in Great Neck, New York where he loved exploring the woods near his home, having great adventures and finding mischief with his buddies. He graduated from Great Neck High School 1954, and from Trinidad State Junior College in 1959, with a degree in Gunsmithing. While at TSJC he was an honor student, President of Student Body, chosen as "Typical Trojan," and involved in a number of student organizations... and of course, shared much fun and adventure with the "brotherhood of Gunnies". After graduation, he worked for three years at Mashburn Arms in Oklahoma City. It was in Oklahoma, at a rattlesnake hunt, that he met his wife Lee. They were married in 1962 and moved to Trinidad in September 1965. Eddie was a much beloved instructor of Gunsmithing at TSJC from 1965 to 1993 where he specialized in stockmaking. In 1994 he retired from teaching and opened Shulin Stock Works, a successful stock duplicating business. He "officially" retired from the business in December 2009 with the intention of pursuing some cross-country traveling and building model railroad panoramas. As a young man, Eddie loved hunting, spending time with his friends, and debating, (usually over a couple of beers). He was outgoing, fun loving and was known to be the life of a few parties in his time. Eddie enjoyed music and had an extensive collection that featured classical composers. Much to the enjoyment and entertainment of his children, he was an accomplished musician on the harmonica, accordion, and clarinet. An ardent bowler, he participated in two bowling leagues for many years and left behind some serious scores for the records. Bird and wildlife watching were life-long interests, as were airplanes and aircraft history. Reading for knowledge and entertainment was a favorite pastime and ultimately provided him with fodder for many challenging discussions with friends and family. Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, Albin and Ona Shulin and his brother Charlie. His is survived by his wife Lee, and children Jim (Lisa) Shulin of Bedford, Texas; Lynn Shulin of Pueblo, Colorado, and Jan Groves of Colorado Springs. He is also survived by his grandchildren: McKenna Shulin and Eric Groves, his beloved Labrador retrievers Kelsey and Dusty and his siblings Jack (Mary Sue) Shulin of Atlanta, Georgia, Arline Burdewick of Dunedin, Florida and Karen Shulin of Sweetwater, Florida. The memorial service is set for Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 11 am at Christ in the Canyons, Cokedale. In lieu of flowers Ed's family would appreciate donations made in his name to the TSJC Foundation, attention Toni DeAngelis, 600 Prospect Street, Trinidad, Colorado, 81082.

Shull, Anne A.
Anne A. Shull - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - March 29, 2005 - Anne A. Shull, age 94, died March 2, 2005 in Trinidad, Colorado. She was born November 9, 1910 in Idaho Springs, Colorado to Fred and Mary (Moser) Pallaro. She was married to Kenneth A. Shull July 1937 in Cheyenne, WY. She was a housewife. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years in 1991. Surviving are daughter, Patricia "Trish" (Gil) Trujillo of Pueblo, CO., sons, Rodney L. Shull (Carolyn) of Aurora, Kenneth W. (Dorothy "Dottie") Shull of Olathe, KS., Robert A. (Elizabeth) Shull of Sarcillo, CO., and loving granddaughter, Selene Hudran, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Gilbert Trujillo, Paul Sanchez, Paul Michael Sanchez, Derek Sanchez, J.P. Zuniga and Gene Speyer. Visitation will be Monday March 7 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Tuesday March 8 at 11:00 am at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. A reception will follow at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Shull, Guy Howard
Guy Howard Shull - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2009 - Guy Howard Shull, 52, of Pueblo, passed away April 13, 2009. He was born Nov. 17, 1956, in Toledo, Ohio. He is survived by his parents, Dale and Carol Pelter; sister, Susan Mullins; and brother, Jeffery Shull. No services will be held. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to assist the family in covering the cost of his final arrangements, in care of the funeral home office.

Shull, Jeffrey C.
Jeffrey C. Shull - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 2010 - Jeffrey C. Shull, 57, of Pueblo, born Aug. 8, 1953, in Toledo Ohio, passed away Sept. 10, 2010, in Pueblo. He is survived by his parents, Dale and Carol Pelter; daughters, Lisa and Jesica and sister, Susan. No services will be held.

Shuman, Mickey Dene
Mickey Dene Shuman - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2012 - Mickey Dene Shuman, 60, of Pueblo, died Feb. 12, 2012. Born Dec. 19, 1951, in Colorado Springs, Colo. He worked as a crane operator. Preceded in death by father, Richard L. Shuman; mother, Faye Ann Dugan; and brother, Rickey Shuman. Survived by son, Aaron Shuman; and daughter, Taylor Shuman, along with best friend, Richard Pike. There will be a luncheon honoring his life from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at Gray' s Coors Tavern, 515 W. Fourth St., Pueblo.

Shumard, Betty Jean
Betty Jean Shumard - Pueblo Chieftain - May 2, 2013 - Betty Jean Shumard, 87, passed away peacefully April 29, 2013, in Lander, Wyo. Survived by her loving sons, David (Joan), Ron (Kathy), Larry (Gayle) and Kevin (Diane); daughter-in-law, Linda Shumard; 15 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Also survived by sister, Wonda (Harold) Powell. Preceded in death by husband of 65 years, Thomas Sylvester Shumard; and sons, Richard and Michael. Betty was an exceptional wife, mother and grandmother, and family was her life. She enjoyed genealogy and being involved with her church. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2013, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4720 Surfwood Lane, Pueblo. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Shumard, Thomas S.
Thomas S. Shumard - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 2010 - Thomas S. Shumard, 82, passed away Aug. 13, 2010. Preceded in death by a son, Richard E. Shumard; and parents, William and Edna D. Shumard. Survived by his wife, Betty J. Shumard; sons, David L. (Joan Marie) Shumard and Ronald Dean (Kathryn) Shumard; daughter-in-law, Linda Shumard; and sons, Larry (Gayle) Shumard and James Kevin (Diane) Shumard; 20 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Also survived by brothers, Arthur Leroy (Bobbie) Shumard, William D. Shumard and Charles M. (Lillie) Shumard; sisters, Thelma Lythe and Elizabeth Jane (Jerry) Balzer; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation, 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1411 Fortino Blvd. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Missionary Program of the church. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Shumway, Edwin E.
E. E. Shumway - The Walsenburg World - January 15, 1914 - Mr. E. E. Shumway, President and General Manager of the Rocky Mountain Fuel Company, died at his home in Denver Sunday evening [January 11, 1914], after an illness of two weeks, caused by the breathing of poisonous gases from entering the Vulcan mine after the explosion. Mr. Shumway was 51 years of age and had been a resident of Colorado for 20 years, and is well known to Walsenburg business men, having been connected with the coal mining interests in this county for some few years. He leaves two daughters and one son. Huerfano World - January 17, 1991 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1914: Died, E.E. Shumway, president and general manager of the Rocky Mountain Fuel Company.

Shumway, Grace
Grace Lawson Shumway - The Wichita Eagle - April 22, 2011 - Grace Lawson Shumway passed from this life on April 21, 2011. She was born December 20, 1915 in Trinidad, Colorado to Willard and Ola B. (Meade) Lawson. She was a licensed Assemblies of God minister, receiving her credentials in 1937 with the Rocky Mountain District. She attended Southwestern Assemblies of God College in Enid, Oklahoma, where she met Rev. Charles W. Shumway. They married May 26, 1940. Together they pastored in Corwin, Kansas, Edna, Kansas, Haskell, Oklahoma, as well as two churches in Wichita; Douglas Avenue Assembly of God for eighteen years and Trinity Assembly of God (Now Believers' Tabernacle) for seventeen years. Grace is predeceased by her parents, her husband, Charles, and her sister, Zella Lawson Trent of La Junta, Colorado. She is survived by her son, Rev. Dean Shumway (Carolyn) of Wichita, her daughter, Sherry Shumway of Wichita; one granddaughter, Sandra Rodriguez (Joe) of San Antonio, Texas; two great-granddaughters, Kristina Rodriguez, Deana Rodriguez, both of San Antonio and four nephews, Jim Trent, Harry Shumway, Tom Shumway and David Shumway. Visitation will be Friday, April 22 at Resthaven Mortuary from 6-8 p.m. Service will be held at Resthaven Chapel April 23, 2011 at 3 p.m. The family thanks her caregivers at Lakepoint Nursing Center and Good Shepherd Hospice Care. Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice.

Shunk, Yvonne
Yvonne Shunk - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2010 - Yvonne Shunk a resident of Falcon, Colo., passed away on March 11, 2010, after a difficult battle with pancreatic cancer. Yvonne was born in Amber, Okla., to Lester Paul Garrison and Verna Christine Fisher. She was later married to Donald Lee Shunk in July of 1956. Yvonne was a loving housewife and mother to Bryan and Carolyn Shunk, Ladonna Connors and RaeAnna and Mark Dugan. She also was a very caring and loving grandmother to Kristin and Bobby Westman, Kendra and Joe Aulino, Garrett Shunk and Mickeala, Megan and Cordell Dugan. She raised her family with love, sacrifice, guidance and teaching drawn from her relationship with her Lord. Mom cherished her role as housewife, preparing southern cooked meals that none have matched. She was known for her prepared food and hosting large gatherings for special occasions, bringing fond memories to those who attended. She also was an example to many with her love, commitment and concern for dad, the love of her life. This inspired those around her even in her difficult final days with us. Mom was an example of love and faith that her children and grandchildren will always cherish and honor the memory of. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 15, 2010, Swan-Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, Colo. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2010, Falcon Baptist Church, 11095 Eggar Drive, Falcon, Colo. Interment following at 2:30 p.m., Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pueblo, Colo. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to The National Pancreas Foundation at www.pancreasfoundation.org or mailed to The National Pancreas Foundation, 101 Federal Street, Suite 1900, Boston, MA 02110.

Shupe, Mary Jane
Mary Jane "Shiny" (Chavez) Shupe - Trinidad Times - June 24, 2006 - Mary Jane "Shiny" (Chavez) Shupe, 67, passed away on May 19, 2006 at Select Specialty Hospital in Colorado Springs. She was born August 16, 1938 in Boncarbo, Colo. to Paul and Andrea (Torrez) Shannon. She graduated from Sopris High School. Shiny married Wayne Shupe on July 14, 1990 at the Stonewall Community Church. She ran the Weston Supply Store for many years. She attended San Isadoro and Holy Trinity Catholic Churchs. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Her grandchildren were her life. Shiny had many, many friends who held special places in her heart and made fast friends with everyone. She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers John and Richard Shannon, sister Lucille Shannon mothers-in-law, LaRae and Betty Gaskins. Shiny is survived by husband Wayne Shupe, Weston; daughter Jennifer (Keith) Mantelli, Trinidad; son Ryan (Tina) Chavez, Trinidad; grandchildren Danielle and Kaitlyn Mantelli and Ty Chavez; ex-husband Felix Chavez, Weston; brothers and sisters, Anna Marie (Ernie) Abeyta, Pueblo; Theresa (Jerry) Murry, Red River, N.M., John T. Shannon, Boncarbo, Joan Shannon, Weston, Edna (Rudy) Jimenez, Santa Fe, N.M., Edward (Judy) Shannon, Boncarbo; and sister-in-law Marge Shannon, Pueblo; father-in-law Harley Gaskins, Trinidad; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Gary Shupe, Moab, Utah, Lynn (Linda) Shupe, Spokane, Wash., Claudia Shupe, Moab, Jeannie (Mark) Luddington, Ogden, Utah, Laura Ann (Mark) Clayes, Pine Bluff, Wyo., Connie (Lee) Hoffman, Lincoln, Neb., Steve (Kathy) Gaskins, Brighton, Colo., Jerry Gaskins, Hotchkiss, Colo.; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces nephews and cousins.

Shuster, Pauline
Pauline Shuster - Pueblo Indicator - February 6, 1937 - Puebloan Murdered at Alamosa - Pauline Shuster, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Shuster of 1710 Palmer Avenue, was foully beaten January 31st at Alamosa and left lying in an alley where she was discovered and taken to a hospital but died soon afterwards. By order of the city and county peace authorities a wide search was made for the murderer.

Shyne, Milan
Milan Shyne - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 1968 - Milan Shyne, lifetime Pueblo resident, late of 1721 Van Buren, passed away St. Mary-Corwin Hospital Oct. 27. He was preceded in death by son, Milan E. Shyne, in 1945 World War II. Member St. Michael' s Orthodox Church, Barber' s Union, and City Park Golf Club. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ruth C. Shyne of the family home, two daughters, Mrs. Arlene R. Henley, Pueblo, and Mrs. Claudia Gentile, Miami, Fla., and the following brothers and sisters, Nick, George, Lewis, Mrs. Bessie Mikatich and Mrs. Sophie Newkirk, all of Pueblo, Mrs. Mildred Bokan, Lockport, Ill., and Mrs. Mary Goich, Rock Springs, Wyo., and cousin, Joe Shineovich, Pueblo. Four grandsons and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews also survive. Announcements later. Family may be contacted at 2802 Eighth Ave.

Sibert, Gail Ellen
Gail Ellen Sibert - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 2012 - Gail Ellen Sibert, 64, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 7, 2012. Preceded in death by parents, Archie and Nadene Beeman; husband, Robert Sibert; brothers, Terry and David Beeman; sister, Barbara Holt. Survived by her brother, Tom (Rini) Beeman; daughters, Barbara Ann (Clay) Pait; Cheri (Dustin) Mercer Boughton; Patricia (Travis) Hunt; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. You will be greatly missed and always in our hearts. Private memorial service.

Sibert, Grace
Grace Sibert - Pueblo Indicator - April 10, 1937 - Child Killed Under Truck - Little Grace Sibert, 6 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elzie Sibert of 1000 East Abriendo avenue, was instantly killed when she ran against the side of a truck driven by W.C. Wells last Monday evening. The fatal accident occurred at Abriendo and Summit and was witnessed by several people. A number of children were playing along the street at the time.

Sibert, Robert L.
Robert L. Sibert - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2012 - Robert L. Sibert, 74, passed away on April 9, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Gail Sibert; a daughter, Barbara Sibert Pait; two stepdaughters, Cheri Boughton and Patricia Hunt; six grandkids, Jeremy Pait, Sabrina Pait Bedsole, J.W. Boughton, Jordan Boughton, Tyler Hunt and Caleb Hunt; and one great-grandchild, Abigail Bedsole.

Sibley, Francis
Francis Sibley - Pueblo Indicator - April 25, 1914 - J. L. Sibley of San Angelo, Tex., who was called here by the death of his father, Francis Sibley, is visiting his brother and other friends for a short time before returning home.

Sickinger, Edward A.
Edward A. Sickinger - Pueblo Chieftain - August 1, 1973 - Edward A Sickinger. Services 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Davis Chapel. To Roselawn. Those who desire may contribute directly to American Cancer Society, Pueblo Unit, 206 N. Main, or to Westminster United Presbyterian Church, 10 University.

Siebenneicher, Adela C.
Adela C. Siebenneicher - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 2010 - Adela C. Siebenneicher, 92, was born May 19, 1917, and passed away May 8, 2010. Survived by her husband, Edward J. Siebenneicher, whom she married Aug. 2, 1938; children, Brenda Farrington, Lindsay (Susan) Siebenneicher and Terry (Nancy) Siebenneicher; grandchildren, Geoffrey (Tracie) Siebenneicher, Grant (Kim) Siebenneicher, Eric (Yvette) Henderson, Tracy (Robert) Ortiz and Leslie (John) Henderson; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; siblings, Gary (Lois) Reinboth, Lucille Hofts, Opal Hoage and Donald Reinboth; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Adela was an Avon lady for over 40 years, retiring when she was 85. She was also a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Siebenneicher, Edward John
Edward John Siebenneicher - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2011 - Edward John Siebenneicher, 98, passed away Feb. 19, 2011. Preceded in death by his wife, Adela; and two sisters, Alvina Ward and Edith Ward. Edward is survived by his daughter, Brenda Farrington; and sons, Lindsey (Susan) Siebenneicher and Terry (Nancy) Siebenneicher; grandchildren, Geoff (Tracie) Siebenneicher and Grant (Kim) Siebenneicher, Eric (Yvette) Henderson, Tracy (Robert) Ortiz, Leslie (John Durso) Henderson; great-grandchildren, Geoffery, Ashley, Mallory, Seth Siebenneicher, Frank, Nicole Ortiz, Brant and Jimmy Henderson, Jennifer (Eddie) Barela; brothers-in-law, Donald Reinboth, Gary (Lois) Reinboth, Barb Caberra; sisters-in-law, Gloria Reinboth, Lucille Hofts, Opal Hoage; brother, Eugene (Vera) Siebenneicher; sister, Iona Preshell. Also survived by numerous other relatives. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, Trinity Lutheran Church. In lieu of food or flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Siebenneicher, Susan
Susan "Susie" Siebenneicher - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2011 - Susan "Susie" Siebenneicher, 67, passed away Nov. 17, 2011. She is survived by her loving husband of nearly 50 years, Lindsey Siebenneicher; sons, Geoffrey K. (Tracie) Siebenneicher and Grant (Kim) Siebenneicher; grandchildren, Geoffrey L., Mallory, Ashley and Seth Siebenneicher; sister, Shirley Ann (Byron) Crocker; brother, David (Amy) Rapp; sister-in-law, Brenda Farrington; brother-in-law, Terry (Nancy) Siebenneicher; and numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Susie was preceded in death by her parents, Harley and Grace Rapp. She was very active in her church, participating in anything they needed including Bible study and the Altar Guild. She also was a lifetime member of P.E.O. Chapter CI. Susie was very devoted to her family, especially her grandchildren. At her request, there will be no viewing. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Ascension Episcopal Church. A reception following the interment will be held at The Waterfront Building, 101 South Main St., fourth floor, with parking in the garage across the street. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made in her name to PAWS For Life through the funeral home office. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Sierra, Ernest R.
Ernest R. Sierra - Pueblo Chieftain - December 6, 2012 - Ernest R. Sierra passed away Dec. 4, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife, Maris Sierra; two sons, Christopher and Lorenzo Sierra; nephew, Luis Valdez; sisters, Rose Marrufo, Dora Montano and Betty Montano; brother, Joe Sierra; and numerous nieces, nephew and other family. At his request, cremation with private family service.

Sierra, Flora
Flora Sierra - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 2008 - Flora Sierra passed away peacefully, June 9, 2008, with her family surrounding her. She was born March 3, 1915, in Gardner, Colo., to the union of Jose and Guadalupe (Martinez) Ortivez, who preceded her in death along with her loving husband, Phillip J. Sierra, July 7, 2006; four brothers, Henry, Jake, Eloy and Tommy Ortivez; three sisters, Emma Martinez, Mary Vigil and Bernadine Abeyta. She was a member of the Autobee Club and enjoyed fishing, gardening, cooking (she made the best tortillas), going to bingo, playing her scratch tickets, but most of all spending time with her family. Flora is survived by her loving children, Phillip E. (Patricia) Sierra, Carrie (Robert) Thompson, Alyce Chavez, Mary Ann Amland, Simon (Lucy) Valdez and Faye (Floyd) Sandoval; three brothers, Richard Ortivez, Walter (Louise) Ortivez and Mike Ortivez; two sisters, MaryAnn (Larry) Ramirez, Ursie (Max) Valpando; 27 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. The Sierra family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to: ABC Home Health Care (Kim, Tuesday and Margie) Primary Home Health (Vicki and Fran) and Sangre de Cristo Hospice. In Lieu of flowers or donations, please help anyone you know who is in need of a helping hand. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Sierra, Vera T.
Vera T. Sierra - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2009 - Vera T. Sierra, 80, Walsenburg, Colo., passed away June 22, 2009. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Boies-Ortega Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, June 26, 2009, St. Mary Catholic Church. Laid to rest at North St. Mary Cemetery. Reception at the Eagles Hall following the graveside service.

Sievers, Shayla P.
Shayla P. Sievers - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 2012 - Shayla P. Sievers, 15, of Pueblo, got her promotion on Sept. 20, 2012. Shayla was preceded in death by her sister, Kiara Garcia; grandmother, Susan Sievers; and cousin, Danny Romero. Shayla is survived by her parents, Angelica and Anthony Garcia and Jeff Sievers; sisters, Jazmyn and Sasha; brothers, Cesario, Elijah and Luke; grandparents, Sito and Lucy Rael, Jeff Sievers Sr. and Tony and Josie Garcia; numerous relatives and friends. Shayla was a student and cheerleader at Pueblo West High School. She enjoyed dancing, acting and singing. Her passion was performing before large crowds. Never losing sight of her sense of humor, she brightened the lives of many until the very end. Visitation, 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, with funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. at Full Gospel Christian Assembly. A second funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Praise Assembly. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Sievert, Fredrick Clifford
Fredrick Clifford Sievert - Imperial Funeral Home - November 10, 2012 - Fredrick Clifford Sievert, March 24, 1913 - November 9, 2012

Siffring, Eugene Robert Sr.
Eugene Robert Siffring, Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 2009 - Eugene Robert Siffring, Sr., 79, of Scottsdale, Ariz., passed away July 17, 2009, in Pueblo West. He was born in Seward, Neb, on May 7, 1930, to Fred and Freida (Irmmer) Siffring, who preceded him in death. Eugene is survived by his loving wife of 60 years and five months, Betty; children, Cheryl (David) Mihelich, E. Robert (Barbara) Siffring, Jr.; grandchildren, Shane (Jackie) Mihelich, Dawn (Bradley) Boyer, Anthony (Lissa) Siffring, Vincent (Anna) Siffring; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Loretta Wyatt, Orvilla Schneider; numerous nieces, nephews and special friend to his heart, Maddie Terwilliger. Eugene was a materials handling foreman at CF&I before his retirement in 1983. The family wishes to thank the staff at Sangre de Cristo Hospice for the very special treatment and care they received. Memorial service, 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 21, 2009, Trinity Lutheran Church, 701 W. Evans Ave. in Pueblo; Rev. Randy Bolt officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard. Way, Pueblo, CO, 81005.

Sikorra, Terry Lee
Terry Lee Sikorra - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2009 - Terry Lee Sikorra, 60, of Weston, Colo., passed away on Feb. 11, 2009, in Pueblo. Survived by his sister, Nancy Kohls of Wisconsin; and friend, Maxie L. Easter of Weston. Cremation, no public service.

Silipo, George F. Jr.
George F. Silipo Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2010 - George F. Silipo Jr., 80, passed away Oct. 9, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Klara Silipo; son, Benno Silipo; sister, Emma Grogen and brother, Johnny Silipo, both of Massachusetts; sister-in-law, Paula (James) Hall; nieces, Deborah (Leldon) Troyer, Maria (Joseph) Golik; goddaughter, Shannon (Clifton McMullen) Wendling, and her son, Brady McMullen; nephew, Robert Melanson and his daughter, Aspen; and stepmother, Camilla Silipo. He was predeceased by his father, George F. Silipo; and mother, Rose Ternova. George served his country in the U.S. Army, was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Church, American Legion and held a 4th Degree in the Knights of Columbus. Graveside service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Silmon, Jeffrey Robert
Jeffrey Robert Silmon - Pueblo Chieftain - May 15, 2011 - Jeffrey Robert Silmon. Jeffrey Silmon, 66, of Peoria, Ariz., passed away peacefully May 10, 2011, at home surrounded by loved ones. He was born July 28, 1944, in Pueblo, Colo., the son of Jess and Ruth Silmon (Wurster). He attended East High School in Pueblo, Colo., where he lettered in wrestling and football, graduating in 1962. That same year, he enlisted in the Army, serving in Germany for three years, specializing in physical therapy at a military facility. After discharge from the military, he moved to Southern California, receiving an AA degree in respiratory therapy from El Camino College in California, in 1971, which lead to a long career of caring for patients' respiratory needs. Jeff left the hospital briefly to teach respiratory therapy in 1977-1979 at the University of Southern Colorado. Since childhood, dancing has been his lifelong passion, earning him countless awards in dance competitions, leading to simultaneous careers in entertainment as a choreographer, and master of ceremonies for dance competitions and events. Jeff met Janet House in Los Angeles 1985, and married in August of 1990. He is survived by wife, Janet; and siblings, Janice Smallwood and Bruce Silmon; three sons from previous relationships, Bill, Paul and James; multiple nieces, a great-niece, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services will be held in Hermosa Beach, Calif. Jeff, thank you for enriching all of our lives, we love you. Thank you for being my husband, best friend, my confidant, my lover. You will be truly missed.

Siloz, Lydia M.
Lydia M. Siloz - Trinidad Times Independent - January 23, 2013 - Lydia M. Siloz, 74, passed away at hone Jan. 17, 2013, surrounded by loving family. She is survived by children Carla (Tim) Ramos, Carl Montoya, Michael Montoya, Daisy (Penny) Montoya, Robert Montoya, Monica Montoya, numerous other relatives and friends. At her request, cremation with private family services at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Silva, Anna Marie
Anna Marie Silva - Trinidad Times Independent - November 30, 2007 - Anna Marie Silva, 58, died on November 28, 2007, at the Trinidad State Nursing Home. She was born November 12, 1949, in Weston, Colorado to Jose J. and Eduvigen Silva. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents, sisters Theresa Browning and Tillie Aguilar; two nephews, and one niece. She is survived by brothers Alfred Silva (Irene, and Chris Silva (Nancy) of Greeley, and John P. Silva (Connie) of Denver, sisters Isabel Silva of Rociada, N.M., Carmen Trujillo (Fred) of Evans, Julia Silva of Weston, Marie Clark of Denver, plus numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She also had many friends and will be sadly missed. Thank you to the Staff at Trinidad State Nursing Home. Pallbearers will be Doyle Fulkes, Roger Karr, Alfred Silva, John Silva, Fred Trujillo, and Joseph Silva. Visitation will be Sunday, December 2, 2007, from 2 - 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, December 3, 2007, at 10 a.m. at San Isidro Catholic Church. The burial will follow at the Vigil Cemetery in Weston. Reception will follow at the San Isidro Church Hall. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720. You may contact the family at 13800 C.R. 21.4, Weston, CO 81091. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Silva, Fred D.
Fred D. Silva - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 2009 - Fred D. Silva, 85, born Sept. 30, 1923, passed away Aug. 25, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents, Celestino and Florinda Silva; sister, Mary Silva Geonetta; and numerous other relatives. Survived by his wife of 59 years, Gloria; children, Catherine (Irving) Jaquez, Richard (Tami) Silva and David (Melody) Silva; grandchildren, Jarrold, Greg, Ashley and Megan; brothers-in-law, Daniel Martinez, John (Appy) Martinez and Sam Geonetta; sister-in-law, Cleo Lopez; and special cousin, Nick Silva; and numerous other relatives. Fred was a life member of DAV Chapter 39, Eagles No. 145, Steelworkers Union Local, was active in Boy Scouts, and loved his trips to Cripple Creek. Fred retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II from 1943 to 1945. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. today, Aug. 30, 2009, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31, 2009, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery, with reception to follow at the church hall. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Silva, Henrietta
Henrietta (Annie) Silva - Trinidad Times Independent - May 13, 2010 - Henrietta (Annie) Silva formerly of Trinidad, died May 11, 2010 in Denver. She was 93. She was born in Tercio June 12, 1916, to Jose Francisco and Adelaida Abeyta. Annie was a homemaker. She made delicious beans, tortillas, and pancakes. She always had a meal ready for guests. She made beautiful crochet afghans and doilies and loved watching the Spanish soaps with the TV turned way up. Her favorite recent activity was bragging about her grandchildren. She was a member of the Foursquare Church when she resided in Trinidad. She was preceded in death by parents, Jose Francisco and Adelaida Abeyta; brothers, Ben, Moises and Ted Abeyta; sister, Barbarita Abeyta; and husband, Nash Silva. Survivors are daughter and son-in-law, Florie and Gary Montoya, Denver; grandchildren, Benjamin and Rachel; numerous nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters in Christ, and her best friend, Rose Trujillo. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, at the First Christian Church. Reverend Glenn Davis will officiate. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. The family may be contacted at home address: 11915 W. 22nd Place, Lakewood, CO 80215. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Silva, Jean Barela
Jean Barela Silva - Pueblo Chieftain - June 6, 2009 - Jean Barela Silva, 80, loving sister, aunt, and friend, born March 29, 1929 in Walsenburg, Colo., passed away June 4, 2009. Preceded in death by parents, Ruben and Placida Barela, brothers Joe Barela and Manuel Barela, sister Marie Albo and sister-in-law Dolores Barela. Survived by siblings Becky Duran, Francis (Joe) Lopez, and Ernie Barela; and numerous nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces. Aunt Jean was a daycare provider for over 20 years who became close to many of her kids throughout the years. She loved to tell stories of her family and upbringing throughout southeastern Colorado. She will be sadly missed by the many lives she touched around her. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 9, at the Imperial Memorial Gardens Chapel.

Silva, Margaret
Margaret Silva - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2012 - Margaret Silva, 81, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 22, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Silva Sr.; son, Joe Ponce; and numerous brothers and sisters. Margaret is survived by her children, Robert, Marie, Nash (Michelle), Tommy, Victoria (Chris) and Tina (Joesil); numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing, 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, with funeral service to follow at 11 a.m., Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Silva, Veneta Joyce
Veneta Joyce Silva - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 2011 - Veneta Joyce Silva, 78, went to be with her deceased family and the Lord on July 15, 2011. Veneta died in her home in Pueblo, Colo. She was born on Jan. 2,1933, in Montezuma, Kan., to her parents, Bernard and Josephine Koehn. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Bernard Koehn, Myron Koehn, Wilton Koehn and Clayton Koehn; and sister, Alfreda Koehn. She is survived by her loving husband, Roger Silva of Pueblo; son, Mark (Sheryl) Silva of Guymon, Okla., and grandchildren, Andrew, Elliot, Amanda and Nickolas Silva; daughter, Michelle (Steven) Meier, and grandchildren, Jacob and Ellis Meier of Pueblo; brothers, Gilbert Koehn, Milton Koehn and Leonard Koehn; sister, Maxine Grenard; three loving sisters-in-law, Della Quintana, Joan Martinez and Susan Martin; many nieces and nephews. Veneta received her registered nursing degree from St. Joseph School of Nursing in Wichita, Kan. She had a long nursing career with St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita, Kan., and The Wichita Clinic. She ended her career as an RN for a private physician. Veneta spent most of her married life in Wichita, Kan., until retiring in Pueblo, Colo., in 1997. Veneta enjoyed spending time with her family and traveling with them. Veneta was very devout in her religious and prayer life and was a faithful member of Christ the King Church. The most important aspect of Veneta's life was her loving care and interest in her family and especially caring for her grandchildren. "I am always with you; you hold me by my hand. You guide me with your counsel and then afterward, you will take me into glory." Psalm 73.23. Viewing, 6 to 7 p.m. followed by the Rosary at 7 p.m. Monday and funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2011, with Monsignor Tom Adrians as celebrant; all services, Christ the King Church, 1708 Horseshoe Drive. A gathering of friends and family will be held following the Mass in the Parish Hall. Memorials may be made to Christ The King Church. Interment, 11 a.m. Wednesday at Del Norte Cemetery, Del Norte, Colo. .

Silverthorn, Bess
Bess Silverthorn - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 2011 - Bess Silverthorn. 86, passed away April 17, 2011. Cremation.

Silvis, Margaret Louise
Margaret Louise (McNeill) Silvis - Daily Times-Call - May 20, 2007 - Margaret Louise (McNeill) Silvis of Longmont died May 17, 2007, at the Hospice Care Center in Lafayette, Colorado. She was 87. Margaret was born Sept. 18, 1919, in Rouse, Colorado, to Elmer and Marion (Jamieson) Everly. She grew up in the coal mining camps near Walsenburg, Colorado, graduating from Huerfano County High School. The family moved to Pueblo where she attended the Minnequa School of Nursing at Corwin Hospital. She graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1940. As a young woman, she worked as a nurse at several hospitals in Colorado and Utah until 1954. She was a payroll clerk at Tooele Army Depot in Tooele, Utah, until her retirement in 1970. She married her childhood sweetheart, John Delmar McNeill, on Jan. 25, 1941, in Pueblo, Colorado. Mr. McNeill passed away May 5, 1970. On March 19, 1974, she married John Arthur Silvis in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Silvis passed away June 14, 2000. Margaret loved the mountains, where she enjoyed fishing and camping with family and friends. She took great pride in her home and family, especially her three grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, two sisters, one brother, and one great-grandson, Payton Soderborg. She is survived by her only daughter, Peggy Soderborg of Longmont; two grandsons, Marty Soderborg and his wife Gretchen of Panaca, Nevada and Jeffrey Soderborg and his wife Angela of Johnstown, Colorado; one granddaughter, Amy Taylor and her husband Darin of Lewisville, Idaho; 13 great-grandchildren, Kaleigh, Taylor, and Sadie Soderborg of Panaca, Nevada, Briana, Lindsay, McKenna, Preston, and Krista Taylor of Lewisville, Idaho, and Jennifer, Jeffrey, Anna, Joshua, and Kaylynn Soderborg of Johnstown, Colorado. She is also survived by her stepdaughter, Lorrie Poiry of El Segundo, California; and five step-grandchildren. Cremation has been entrusted to Crist Mortuary. Inurnment will take place at Hampden Memorial Gardens in Aurora, Colorado. Margaret had requested no services be held. Her family will conduct a private memorial at a later date. Contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Boulder and Broomfield Counties, 2594 Trailridge Drive East, Lafayette, CO 80026.

Silvrants, John
John Silvrants - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2013 - John Silvrants, 40, Colorado City, Jan. 14. Bullock-Long Funeral Home, Grant, Neb.

Simmons, Harry
Harry Simmons - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 1999 - Our Past Century, 1990 - 1991 - 1990s Start Off Rocky - 1990 - March 27: Legendary University of Southern Colorado basketball coach Harry Simmons dies. Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2007 - Harry Simmons To Be Remembered - Colorado State University-Pueblo's men and women's basketball teams will be tipping off their home games at Harry S. Simmons center court' ¦ Meanwhile, when Massari Arena opens for the spring semester, the center court will bear the name of the school's longtime basketball coaching legend, Harry "The Chief" Simmons. The decision to rename the court after Simmons, who died in 1990, came from Athletic Director Joe Folda. Folda submitted Simmons' name because of his service to the university, professional reputation, service to the region and the students. Simmons was the basketball coach for 35 years at what was then Pueblo Junior College, Southern Colorado State College and the University of Southern Colorado. He compiled a 603-326 record and made 11 national tournament appearances. Simmons is a member of several halls of fame and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's men's basketball coach of the year award is named for him. The university also has an endowed scholarship in Simmons' name that was donated by family members, former players and friends of Simmons. Since the endowment was started in 1990, 11 men's basketball players have received scholarships from the endowment.

Simmons, Judah Arvada
Judah Arvada ' Vada'  Simmons - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1992 - Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Colorado Springs for Judah Arvada "Vada" Simmons, mother of the late University of Southern Colorado basketball coach Harry Simmons. Mrs. Simmons died Monday at a Denver health-care center. She was 107. Besides her son, she was preceded in death by her husband, James, in 1956, and 10 brothers and sisters. Memorial contributions may be made to the Harry H. Simmons Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of the University of Southern Colorado, 2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, Colo., 81001. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Shrine of Remembrance of Colorado Springs, 634-1597.

Simmons, Richard Dury Sr.
Richard Dury Simmons, Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 2012 - Richard Dury Simmons, Sr., 72, entered t h e gates of Heaven on May 9, 2012. Survived by his wife, Arzelia ' Sue'  Simmons; daughter, Jan (Steve) Parker of Louisville, Ky.; son, Richard Simmons; stepchildren, Crystal (Keith) Gerlock, Adam (Carly), Amanda and Timothy Ralston; sister, Sara (Jim) Farmer of Monroe, La.; grandchildren, April, Chad, Lydia, Abby, Makayla, Bryce, Joseph, Aalia and Kaylee; great-grandchildren, Oliva, Lola Belle and Regan. Preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Geneva Simmons; son, Paul Simmons; and sister, Paula (Dick) Hammlet. Richard was born April 6, 1940, in Ardmore, Okla. He owned and operated Allen Monuments of Shreveport, La. and later worked locally with Ark Valley Memorial and Roselawn Cemetery. He was an active member of Wesley United Methodist Church. Service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford Ave., with Pastor Kim James officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Simms, Adeline K.
Adeline K. ' Addie'  Simms - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 2013 - Adeline K. ' Addie'  Simms, 34, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 19, 2013. She was preceded in death by her mother, Cathy Dodd; and grandparents, Myrtle and Ruben Dodd, Dick Simms and Wilma Sease. Addie is survived by her children, Chase Lee, Frank Morales, Jeffrey and Roy Whitehead Jr.; parents, Jeff and Josie Simms; brother, Jeff Larson; and numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins, family and friends. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Praise Assembly of God Church. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at the church hall following service.

Simms, Jacqueline Ann
Jacqueline Ann (Horvat) Simms - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 2012 -Jacqueline Ann (Horvat) Simms transitioned Wednesday, April 11, 2012. Adored by her husband, Bill K. Simms, now deceased; and her nine children, Scott (Maureen) Simms of Denver, Pamela Valentine (Tony Licwinko) of Vail, Stryder (Phoenix) Simms of Santa Fe, N.M., Tom Simms of Pueblo, Tim Simms of Pueblo, Lise Simms (Terry Rhoads) of Los Angeles, Calif., Jane (Scott) Roche of Boulder, Joan (David) Hess of New York, N.Y., and Snow Simms (Bill Wallen) of Aspen. She also is survived by grandchildren, Kelsey and Harper Simms, Danielle (Evan) Carey and Gabrielle Venturi, Matt and Mike Simms, Sarah and Tony Rhoads and Katie and Kelly Roche. Jacque was born Aug. 16, 1930, in Pueblo to Josephine (Kastelic) and Joseph Horvat. She had one brother, the late Robert Joseph Horvat, whom she dearly loved. She graduated from Pueblo Catholic High School at age 16 and from Loretto Heights College in Denver at age 18 with a degree in medical technology. She interned in Salt Lake City and returned to Pueblo to work in the lab at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. It is no surprise she was pinned and engaged to a few men, but none courted her like her future husband, Bill. Jacque and Bill went out dancing every night the first six months they dated. Jacque loved dancing and was a natural. She also had a beautiful voice that carried through her life. She was an accomplished pianist and played her baby grand piano while lulling her children to sleep. Those who knew her witnessed someone serenely non-judgmental and wise. She may have been an angel. We, the nine grateful children and 10 adored grandchildren, wish to publicly thank our parents for raising us with such tender love and respect. We are fortunate to have been the beneficiaries of mother's extraordinary grace, courage and commitment. Her unconditional love will nourish our hearts forever. It was her gift to all. A life celebration of Jacque will be held Saturday, April 14. Tributes begin at 1 p.m. with reception to follow. Please note this is a compulsory event for Slovenian relatives. Rendezvous Room at Primrose Retirement Community, 5055 Outlook Blvd.

Simms, Minnie Pauline
Minnie Pauline Simms - Pueblo Chieftain - March 6, 2013 - Minnie Pauline Simms, 95, died peacefully in her sleep in Casper, Wyo., on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Pauline, as she was known to her family and friends, was born Nov. 12, 1917, in Lamar, Colo., to Lewis M. and Martha P. (Scott) Scheurer. The family soon moved to Pueblo, Colo., where Pauline attended first grade at the old Fountain School, graduating from Centennial High School the night the Fountain River flooded. She met and married the love of her life, Cecil E. Simms at the First Church of the Nazarene, where she had given her heart to Jesus as a teenager. When WWII broke out and Cecil went with the Marines to the South Pacific, Pauline returned from California to Pueblo for the duration of the war. Upon Cecil' s safe return, the couple moved with their two small children to Denver, where she worked at several jobs, retiring from Fort Logan Mental Health Center' s research department. After her husband' s death and fire destroyed their retirement home in Spirit Lake, Idaho, Pauline moved to Casper to be near her daughter and family, where she had lived since 1989. In Casper, she soon became part of the community, volunteering to rock babies for several daycare facilities; helping in the Westwood school library; participating in Christian Women' s Club and After 5 Outreach; and helping to deliver Meals on Wheels for several years with her daughter. She enjoyed participating in a weekly Bible study group, where her knowledge of Scripture was inspiring. She loved traveling, camping, fishing and hunting with her family in the West. She also was an avid sports fan of the Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies and Colorado Avalanche. Pauline was preceded in death by her parents; one older brother, James M. Scheurer; an older sister, Mary Elizabeth Engelbrecht; and her beloved husband of 49 years, Cecil. She is survived by her older sister, Lucille Marie Thornton of Canon City, Colo.; daughter, Maureen (Rodger) Thompson of Casper; son, Michael Paul (Judith Ann) Simms of Safford, Ariz.; grandchildren, Davin and Bryon Simms, Candace Tadlock, Leticia Drake and Kyle Thompson; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews who dearly loved her. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013, Belmont Church of the Nazarene, 1702 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, Colo. Memorials may be made to Casper First Church of the Nazarene, Shepherd of the Valley Care Center, Maurice Griffith Manor, Set Free, Meals on Wheels or a charity of the donor' s choice.

Simms, Paul
Paul Simms - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 2009 - Paul Simms, 91, born June 14, 1918, passed away on June 15, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister; and wife, Erika Simms. Survived by children, Erika (Bill) Nelms, John Simms, Richard (Barbara) Simms and Jo (Ed) Jimenez; stepson, Ed (Charlene) Simms; other children, Paula (Terry) Schwartz and Warren Simms; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Paul was a WWII veteran. He was a member of Pueblo German Club. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, reading and his dogs, Tyson and Tippy. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. today, June 17, 2009, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 2009, Trinity Lutheran Church. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Simola, William
William 'Bronco Bill' Simola - Trinidad Times Independent - August 19, 2008 - William G. Simola, 69, affectionately known to everyone as "Bronco Bill," went on to his well deserved heavenly reward Aug. 14 in the Denver area. After a gallant fight, Bronco Bill finally succumbed to injuries sustained after he was struck by an automobile. Bronco Bill will be forever remembered as a unique person, gentle soul, a man of strong faith, tireless worker and dependable friend. Bronco Bill was born in 1938 to Efficio and Rose Simola. After attending Holy Trinity schools, Bill began his working career at the Chronicle-News. He later became a custodian at the Department of Social Services and then the Las Animas County Jail, under good friend Sheriff Lou Girodo. Bill finished out his career as a custodian at School District No. 1, where co-worker Bill Nuschy became Bill's special buddy. At each of his employment stops, Bill became a good friend to each and every co-worker and associate. And he wasn't satisfied until his job duties were done to perfection. A devout Catholic, Bill's faith drove him to attend Holy Mass every day, for years at 6:30 a.m., and take part in the community Rosary, Nocturnal Adoration and various prayer groups. He donated countless hours to and raised tens of thousands of dollars for Trinidad Catholic Schools, Holy Trinity Parish, Holy Trinity Clothing Center, the Knights of Columbus and other Catholic and charitable ventures. No one can ever recall Bill saying "no" when it came time to raise money or do good for others. Bill also was a member of the local Elks lodge and regularly took part in meetings and charitable events for that group. In both the Knights and Elks, Michael DiPaolo was Bill's close associate and partner. Although Bill was a worker who never seemed to stop, he also knew how to have fun. His varied interests included antique cars, sports, roller skating, his cherished Jeep Cherokee, horse racing, concerts, biking, dining out, dancing, record and autograph collecting, and, of course, buying everything and anything related to his beloved John Elway and the Denver Broncos in general. His collection was amazing, and his apartment above Skateland resembled a gridiron museum. Bill's trademark, so to speak, were the annual football betting "pools" that he faithfully ran each and every football season for decades. He could often be seen scurrying around town with that big, white pool board, hustling customers and getting the board filled in anticipation of another great season. It's safe to say that football season in Trinidad won't ever be the same without Bill and his pools. In his retirement, Bill never slowed down. Whether it was dog watching for his friend Lynn Smith, attending prayer and pro life meetings, traveling to concerts with Eli and Zak DeBono, working on his Jeep, or doing good for others, Bill made the most of every waking moment. He was a person who truly embraced and enjoyed life and he held his family and friends close to his heart. Everywhere he went, Bill made friends easily and quickly, whether it was a professional athlete at a fund-raiser or a homeless man in Denver. A person of Bill's caliber and character won't ever be replaced. Thankfully, we all have many memories of Bill which can serve us until we join our beloved friend. We should all try to live life the way Bill did: simply and with vigor, faith and excitement. Arrangements pending at Comi Funeral Home.

Simon, Ann Rosaire (Sister)
Sister Ann Rosaire Simon - Cincinnati Enquirer - March 1, 2007 - Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Ann Rosaire Simon, 88, a former teacher, died Tuesday at Mother Margaret Hall nursing home. Born in Lansing, Mich., as Bernice Simon on May 6, 1918, Sister Ann Rosaire earned a degree in business education from the College of Mount St. Joseph in 1949. In 1957, she earned a master's degree in business education from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. For 28 years, from 1941-69, Sister Ann Rosaire was a business teacher at the high school and primary levels. She taught at various dioceses over the years: Cincinnati; Chicago; Pueblo and Denver, Colo.; Detroit, Mich.; and Santa Fe, N.M. She began her career in 1941 by teaching primary grades at Sacred Heart School in Denver. By 1943, she transferred to Holy Trinity High School in Trinidad, Colo., to teach business classes until 1952. In 1952, Sister Ann Rosaire moved to Albuquerque, N.M., where she continued to teach business classes at St. Mary High School until 1957. Sister Ann Rosaire left Albuquerque for four years to teach at Seton High School in Pueblo, Colo., before returning to Albuquerque in 1962 to teach at St. Pius X High School until 1964. In 1964, she moved to Springfield, Ohio, to teach business classes at Catholic Central High School until 1968. Sister Ann Rosaire taught briefly at Elizabeth Seton High School in South Holland, Ill., before becoming the business manager of the school in 1969 and a supervisor in 1979. In 1980, she returned to the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse in Mount St. Joseph, where she served at the congregational level in the treasurer's office until 1998. "(An) excellent teacher," said friend and co-worker Sister of Charity Helen Berson. "She taught me how to do everything she knew in the finance office." Sister Ann Rosaire retired to the Ministry of Prayer at the Motherhouse in 1998. During her retirement she enjoyed spending time in her rose garden. "In her rose garden, she spent hours there in the evening and it thrived under her care," said Sister of Charity Dorothy William Englert. "She loved the flowers into life. I will miss her and her rose garden." She was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Simon. Survivors include her brothers, Harold and Arnold Simon; sister, Mary Peake; and many nieces and nephews. Services have been held. Burial was in the Sisters of Charity cemetery. Memorials can be made in Sister Ann Rosaire Simon's name to the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Retirement Fund, 5900 Delhi Road, Mount St. Joseph, OH 45051.

Simons, Edith Felectia
Edith Felectia Simons - Trinidad Times - March 13, 2006 - Edith Felectia Simons, age 96, died February 18, 2006 in Trinidad, CO. She was born March 3, 1909 in Spearmore, OK., to Robert and Bernice (Jollif) Harvey. She was married October 8, 1926 to William L. Simons in Raton, NM. Her family moved in 1927 to the T.O. Ranch located in the Raton, New Mexico area where Edith's father ran the ranches dairy operation. This is where she met William Simons whom she married on October 8, 1926. From this union they had three children: Katherine, William and Mary. The couple were together for 53 years, before Bill's death in 1980. She was a hard working woman even with being a full time homemaker and mother. She still found time to attend Primero High and graduate in the class of 1939. At the ceremonies her eldest daughter Katherine, played in the band. While living at the mine camp of Valdez, CO, she was a member of the ladies first aid team, which captured the State Champion title in 1943. She was one of the original members of the Trinidad Art Guild established in 1973. Some of the companies she worked for were the Fredrick Coal Mine, Jamieson's Department Store and Las Animas County Health Department from which she retired at the age of 62. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Bill and daughters Katherine Johnson and Mary Owen, great-granddaughter Jennifer Coen, brothers Robert and Louis Harvey and sister Ella McCauley. She is survived by brother Cecil (Rose) Harvey, Gardner, CO; daughter-in-law Marge Simons, Trinidad, nine grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, twelve great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Jim Johnson, Dave Simons, John Simons, JR Butero, Mark Simons and Ky Carter. Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Harvey, William Butero, Timothy Owen, Matt Johnson, Vince Johnson and John Pitts. Visitation will be Thursday, February 23, 2006 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Friday February 24, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with Pastor Dave Cook officiating. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. A reception will follow at the First Southern Baptist Church on Santa Fe Trail Drive. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Simons, William
William "Bill" Simons - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - October 12, 2005 - William "Bill" Simons, age 76, died October 11, 2005. He was born June 6, 1929 in Segundo, CO. to William and Edith (Harvey) Simons. He was married to Marjorie Jolly on September 9, 1950 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He was a lifelong resident of the Valdez and Trinidad area. He graduated from Primero High School and worked for Colorado Dry Wall in Denver. He then joined the Air Force and served in France and Germany and was stationed at Holloman Air Force base in N.M. After being discharged the military he and Marjorie came back to Trinidad and he worked at various jobs before he began his career with the Colorado State Port of Entry where he worked for 25 years until his retirement. Some of his hobbies included hunting, fishing, ranching and going to Cripple Creek. His favorite hobby was spending time with his wife, mother, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and two sisters Katherine Johnson and Mary Owen. He is survived by his wife Marjorie and his mother Edith both of Trinidad; his daughter Susan (Andy) Archuleta, Morrison, CO; sons David Simons, Elizabeth, CO; John (Cheryl) Simons; Trinidad; grandchildren Jean Archuleta, Mark, Misti and Kirsten Simons; great-grandchildren Anthony and Vincent Juarez and Zacchius Aragon. Visitation Thursday October 13, from 2-7 p.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Rosary Thursday October 13 at 7 p.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral mass Friday October 14 at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Gene Renard S.J. as celebrant. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

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

Simonson, Judith
Judith Todero Simonson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 2012 - Judith Todero Simonson was born April 22, 1942, and passed peacefully from this life on Nov. 7, 2012, while in the loving presence of her very dear and close friend, Darlene, and her little sister, Toni. Judy was born in Pueblo and relocated to California, where she trained as a nutritionist. She devoted her life to educating and helping others through the use of vitamin and nutrition therapy. Judy was an avid tennis player and golfer. She had many talents but she will be remembered for her sharp wit and keen sense of humor, which she had until the end. Judy was preceded in death by father, Joseph Todero; grandmother, Emma Woolen; sister, Henrietta Galasso Thomas. She is survived by her loving husband, Eric Simonson; daughter, Elisa Shelly (Thomas) Tarrant; grandchildren, Justin (Latoya), Jordan (Jessica), Candess, Cody, Cierra, Summer; and great-grandson, Justin Jr. Also survived by her mother, Verlee Galasso; sisters, Patricia (Michael) McClafferty, Toni (Frank) Porreco, Joyce Todero and Jodee Hankins; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins, grandnieces and grandnephews; special loving friends and caregivers, Anthony and Darlene Bonfiglio; and numerous compassionate friends, whom she met during her long and courageous battle with cancer, including Don and Helen Banner, Linda Bloom, Deb Quintana and Tamara Stevenson-Wofford. Judy was very appreciative of the wonderful care she received from the Frontier Hospice team, especially nurse Darlene Stoneking, Liz Miera, Nancy Hennegan and Rhonda Effinger. She also was grateful for the care provided to her husband, Eric, from Life Care Center staff. Cremation has taken place. A private memorial service will be held for family and friends. Those who wish, may make contributions to the American Cancer Society, the Alzheimer' s Association or Frontier Hospice in Judy' s name. The angels came to guide you home, releasing you from pain. You knew that it was time to go, you heard God call your name. Your will was strong, you fought so hard, hoping for the best. The battle' s done, you' re home again and now it' s time to rest.

Simpson, Billy Joe
Billy Joe Simpson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 2009 - Billy Joe Simpson passed away Sept. 12, 2009. Born Jan. 3, 1935 in Wilderness, Mo. to the late Hosea and Lila Simpson. He was a 1953 graduate of Vineland High School. He worked in the trucking business and had a passion for the outdoors. He loved to relax and go fishing in the mountains. He also enjoyed singing and spending time with family and friends. Survived by wife of 44 years, Mary; sons, Phil of Pueblo and Lee (Shuree) of Rifle; grandchildren, Amanda, JoEllen, Erica, Branson, Nolan, Logan; sister, Virginia Sue (Joe) Zupancic of Lee' s Summit, Mo.; sisters-in-law, Patricia, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Wanda of Las Vegas, Nev.; brothers-in-law, Joe Frisbie of Lake Ozark, Mo., Herbert Arlen of Lahaina, Hawaii, Ed Arlen of Pueblo, Colo.; numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, and many great and loving friends. Preceded in death by parents, brothers; Kenneth, Charles, and sisters; Georgia Bea Frisbie and Shirley Ann Simpson. Viewing 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service to be held at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel Wednesday, Sept.16, at 10 a.m. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Simpson, George S.
George S. Simpson - Sierra Journal - September 17, 1885 - Mr. George S. Simpson, says the Trinidad Advertiser, who has been a resident of Southern Colorado for more than thirty years and who has been seriously ill for several weeks past, died at his home up the river, on the 5th.

Simpson, Joseph Merced
Joseph Merced Simpson - Rocky Mountain News - December 2, 1890 - Cruelly Murdered - Joseph Simpson Shot from Ambush in a Lonely Canon Near Trinidad - Trinidad, Colo., Dec. 1 - Word was brought to this city Sunday morning that Joseph Merced Simpson had met his death in a lonely canon about nine miles west of the city. Nothing definite in regard to the affair was learned till today, when the remains were brought to this city by Undertaker Turner, and now lie at his establishment, awaiting the action of the coroner' s jury. Friday afternoon Simpson left this city to proceed to his home west of Long' s Canon. This was the last seen of him alive. He had evidently driven into the canon, where his body was discovered, preparatory to crossing Long' s Canon. A shot was fired into him either by someone with him in the wagon or concealed among the trees beside the road. The body seems to have fallen from the vehicle as the horses sprang forward, startled by the shot, and the murderer or murderers fired three more shots into the body after it fell. The remains were not discovered until Sunday morning. The horses were first discovered hitched to a wagon, the latter having brought them to a standstill by a collision with a stump. A short distance away the cruelly riddled body lay beside the trail. Two bullets had entered his head, one exactly in the center of the forehead. Three others had been fired into his body. The coroner' s jury is now at work investigating his death, and it is very probably that there will be developments in the next few days that will lead to the apprehension of his murderers. Simpson leaves a wife and two children to mourn his death. He was a son of George Simpson, the hero of the incident which helped to give the bluff north of the city its name - Simpson' s rest - and a brother of Mrs. N. T. Cavalier, a well known and estimable lady of this city. Mrs. George Simpson, the mother of the deceased, is still alive, and resides with one of her daughters in this city. Rocky Mountain News - December 11, 1890 - Served With Warrants - Trinidad, Colo., Dec. 10 - The coroner' s jury in the Simpson case have made their report and as a consequence two of the Orragons have been served with warrants and they will appear before Justice Cook to-morrow morning for a preliminary trial. The feeling among the Mexicans is very strong in favor of the suspects and every effort will be made to clear them. It is stated that a bond for any amount can be secured for their release in case they are bound over to the district court. That a partial confession has been made there is no doubt, but it is said to be very incomplete, and has not implicated all who were concerned in the affair. The feeling against Simpson was very bitter among the Mexicans and the defense of the prisoners will be strongly backed. The law will not allow race prejudice to interfere in any manner, and the public only desire that justice be meted out. A correct idea of the guilt or innocence of the Orragons will be gained at the trial tomorrow morning.

Simpson, R. A. (Mrs.)
Mrs. R. A. Simpson - Rocky Mountain News - May 23, 1889 - Points From Pueblo - Mrs. R. A. Simpson of East Pueblo died at her residence last evening after a short illness.

Sims, Indiana Lee
Indiana Lee Sims - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 2010 - Indiana Lee Sims, 84. Our beautiful| mother and| grandmother entered the kingdom of heaven on Nov. 12, 2010. Waiting to greet her at the gates was her husband, Albert Sims; her children, Irma Jean Andrews and James Albert Sims; her parents, James and Viola Bailey; her father, Wm P. Lee Jr. Indiana was born Oct. 23, 1926, in Hamburg, Ala. Indiana was united in holy matrimony with Albert P. Sims on Feb. 23, 1946. She was a member of the Eastern Star, St. Paul First AME Church. She loved to cook and care for her family. She also enjoyed knitting and talking to relatives and friends. Indiana is survived by her loving son, Gary Lee (Susan) Sims; stepsisters, Carol Shaw and Shirley Greer; 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, several nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends to include Lionel Burks, and Kim Sanchez. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Monday. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, St. Paul First AME Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Sims, Jennie Henrietta
Jennie Henrietta "Granny" Sims - Desert Dispatch - May 5, 2010 - Jennie "Granny" Henrietta Sims, 87, born July 6, 1922, in Trinidad, Colorado, died peacefully on Friday, April 30, 2010. She was 87 years young. Jennie and her husband Bill moved to Barstow, California in 1966 from Moreno Valley, California. She was a wonderful homemaker who loved to bake and was an amazing seamstress. She was a talented artist doing oil paintings, sketches, charcoal drawings, stained glass, sculpture and so much more. She attended Barstow Community College after her children left home, studying the arts under Mr. Savoie. Her artwork and sculptures were featured in many fairs and displays around the local area. She was also an avid gardener and belonged to the local Garden Club for many years. She also enjoyed playing Bunco, Canasta and Uno. Jennie was pre-deceased by her husband Bill in 1983 and siblings Zira Lee (Jr.) Lambkins, Frank Cesario, Charlie Parise and Betsy Phillips. Jennie is survived by her sister, Dorothy Harris of Denver, Colorado; son William (Bill) M. Sims and wife, Monica of Barstow; daughter Peggy L. Sims of Wolfforth, Texas; five grandchildren, Shannon R. Crosby and wife, Trisha of Phoenix, Arizona, Jessica M. Siembab and husband, Devin of Barstow, David W. Chidester of Texas, Heather A. Miranda of Barstow, and Jennifer L. Sarrazin and husband, Bryan of Las Vegas, Nevada; ten great-grandchildren, Tyler, Kaitlyn, Cole, Paige, Jordan-Marie, Alyssa, Ethan, Adrienne, Nicholas, and Robert; sisters-in-law, Louise Laycock and Dot Deason of Tuscaloosa Alabama; and many nieces and nephews. She was a wonderful wife, mother, sister and "Granny" who enjoyed nothing more than spending time with her family and friends. She will be deeply missed by all those that were touched by her gentle spirit. Services will be held Friday, May 7, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Mead Mortuary, 36930 Irwin Road., Barstow, Calif. Private burial will be at Riverside National Cemetery. Arrangements by Mead Mortuary, 256-5671. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made in memory of Jennie Sims to the Visiting Nurses Association "VNAIC/Barstow Branch", at 222 E. Main Street, Suite 112, Barstow CA. 92311.

Sims, Martha Sue
Martha Sue Sims - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2013 - Martha Sue Sims, 53, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Feb. 6, 2013. Martha was born on April 9, 1959, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, to Ted Vance Lungwitz and Mary Jo Dalton. Martha is survived by her husband, Jeffery Sims; children, Janel Jones, Jennifer (Jones) Reed, Jessica (Jones) Bautista, Adam Jones; grandchildren, Isabella Reed and Rilo Bautista. At her request, cremation has taken place.

Sinclair, Gloria Ona
Gloria Ona DeBono Sinclair - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2010 - Gloria Ona DeBono Sinclair, born in Denver on Dec. 6, 1926, and raised in Trinidad, Colo., died of sudden heart failure on July 27, 2010. She graduated from Trinidad High School, earning a scholarship to an art academy in Kansas City, Mo. A talented singer and dancer, she performed in clubs and USO shows across Southern Colorado. A shared interest in Swing Band music led to nearly 50 years of love and happiness with her husband, John, who predeceased her in 2002. She poured her creativity into her home and gardens, always a gracious hostess and loving mother to their only daughter, Kristi L. (Charles T.) Edwards. Highly skilled in display, graphic and fine arts, her eye for color, proportion and style was excellent. She used this ability in her work at several local jewelry stores and for many organizations, including the League of Women Voters and the Pueblo Genealogical Society. Recently, she designed holiday posters and flyers for events at Villa Pueblo, her home for the last few years. She will be missed by many friends, her daughter, son-in-law, granddaughter, Leighanna Edwards Locke, and her extended family. Mass, 3 p.m. today at Christ the King Church, 1708 Horseshoe Drive. In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make memorials to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, in care of Montgomery & Steward.

Singer, Edward M.
Edward M. "Latif" Singer - Pueblo Chieftain - January 7, 2009 - Edward M. "Latif" Singer, 84, continued his eternal journey Jan. 4, 2009. Loving survivors include partner, Shirley Brinks; children, Djorhariah Pfaehler, Maruf Singer, Rasjad Singer, Rita Singer, Harris Singer and Rosalyn Quinn; grandchildren, Aston, Addison and Nalaina; and countless friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Singleton, Bridget L.
Bridget L. Singleton - Pueblo Chieftain - October 6, 2010 - Bridget L. Singleton, 46, passed away Oct. 2, 2010. She was preceded in death by her mother, Nadine Wainwright; father, Leonard Singleton; and stepmother, Nancy Singleton. She is survived by her partner, John Bibb; children, Crystal Martin and Katie Bibb; grandchildren, Destiny Olivas and Sianna Zamarron; sister, Anna Concialdi; brothers, Mike Singleton, Greg Singleton, Jeff Singleton, Will Wainwright; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Singleton, Leonard Michael
Leonard Michael Singleton - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2010 - Leonard Michael Singleton, born Feb. 2, 1950, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 26, 2010. Preceded in death by mother, Nadine Wainwright; father, Leonard M. Singleton; sister, Bridget Singleton. Survived by children, Michael Todd Singleton (Jeanette), Heather Lynn Singleton-Ortiz (David), Leonard M. Cody Singleton (Leanne); grandchildren, Kirstie, Kayla, Julie Singleton; Morgan McDowell and Eliza Ortiz; Lacey and Leonard Maverick Singleton; mother of children, Paula Singleton; and very special friend, Patti Aragon; siblings, Anna and Rich Concialdi, Greg and Cheryl Singleton, Jeff and Rita Singleton, Will and Norma Wainwright; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Mike was the owner and operator of Singleton Sheet Metal Works, Inc., in Pueblo West. He loved horses, fast cars, fine women and his family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers and food, donations may be made in Leonard' s name to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Online condolences may be made to www.imperialfunerals.com Viewing, noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29; funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, both at Imperial Funeral Home, with interment to follow. Friends and family to be received at Union Depot after the services.

Singleton, Michael Todd
Michael Todd Singleton - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2012 - Michael Todd Singleton, 41, born Oct. 5, 1970, passed away on Sept. 13, 2012. He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Michael Singleton; his grandparents, Leonard Singleton, Nadine Wainwright, and Pete and June Bacich; and aunts, Brenda "Dee" Bacich and Bridgette Singleton. He is survived by his wife and best friend, Jeanette Medina; his mother, Paula Ann Singleton; three beautiful daughters, Kirstie Lynn, Kayla Paige and Julie Charlize Singleton; and a stepdaughter, Jeanelle Busch; sister, Heather Singleton Ortiz and her husband, Dave; brother, Cody Singleton; nieces and nephew, Morgan McDowell, Lacey Singleton, Eliza Ortiz and Maverick Singleton; and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Mike was affectionately known by many of his friends and loved ones as "Gik." He was very passionate about life and whatever he was doing. Mike was matched in vision by none. Gathering will be held to celebrate Michael's life, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at 857 28th Lane, Pueblo.

Sintas, Trinity Skie Marie Elizabeth
Trinity Skie Marie Elizabeth Sintas - Pueblo Chieftain - May 5, 2013 - Trinity Skie Marie Elizabeth Sintas, 6 months old, returned to her heavenly family April 30, 2013. Infant daughter of Samuel and April (Talbert) Sintas. She was born Oct. 23, 2012. She also is survived by her brothers, Christian Talbert and Lorenzo Talbert; grandparents, Deanna (Lorenzo) Sanchez, Antonio (Pam) Vasquez, Gilbert Sintas III, Angela Maisel, and Jackie Lopez; great-grandparents, Ruby Judd and Arthur Talbert and Frances (Gilbert) Sintas; uncles, Angelo (Tina Mora) Sintas, Alex (Melinda Montoya) Talbert, Victor (Lupe Murrillo) Sintas, Issac and Jerimiah Deherrera; aunts, Mariah Sintas, Miranda Sintas, Anastasia Sintas, Mariah Deherrera and Arie (Paul Matamores) Talbert; great-aunts, Denise Boydston and Shirley Sintas. Trinity lived a short life, but she was loved by so many she touched and will be greatly missed. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Church of the Latter Day Saints. 4720 Surfwood Lane.

Sirhal, Linda
Linda Sirhal - Pueblo Chieftain - August 7, 2011 - Linda Sirhal, 77, passed away Aug. 1, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Roy. Linda is survived by her loving son, Alan (Brooke) Sirhal; and grandchildren, Travis and Heather Sirhal. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the American Lung Association. At her request, cremation with no service. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Sirianni, Lewis Frank
Lewis Frank Sirianni - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 2011 - Lewis Frank Sirianni, born March 17, 1933, in Old Forge, Pa., and died March 8, 2011, in Pueblo, Colo. He was preceded in death by his father, Francisco Sirianni; his mother, Attia Pagliarini; infant son, Anthony Sirianni; and numerous aunts and uncles. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Sirianni; son, Steven Sirianni; grandson, Sagan Sirianni; and numerous cousins. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a graduate of University of Maryland in mechanical engineering and the University of Connecticut in nuclear engineering. He was employed by General Dynamics in New London, Conn., and worked with Adm. Rickover and the U.S. Navy in the development of the nuclear submarine program for 10 years. Later he was employed by Bechtel Engineering in the nuclear power plant industry. He was a licensed professional engineer in both Maryland and Virginia. He lived in Maryland until retiring in 2001. He moved to Pueblo in 2004. He was a member of the Lions Club, Sons of Italy, Knights of Columbus, Kennedy Center for the Arts, and was district commissioner of the United States Pony Club. He enjoyed skiing, equestrian sports, history, carpentry, gardening and music. Thanks to Sharmar Village for its care. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, March 28, 2011, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th Street and Grand Avenue, with the Rev. Father William Gleeson as celebrant. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer' s Association through the funeral home. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

Sisneros, Estella L.
Estella L. Sisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 2010 - Estella L. Sisneros passed away peacefully on Nov. 24, 2010, in Littleton, Colo., surrounded by family. She was 84 years old. Estella and Jose Reynaldo Sisneros lived in Pueblo for 53 years and they were married for 56 years before his death eight years ago. Estella is survived by six children, 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and nine brothers and sisters. Celebration of Estella's life will take place on Sunday, Nov. 28 at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary, 6601 S. Colorado Blvd., Littleton, CO 80121, with viewing from 10 to 11 a.m.; and memorial service at 11 a.m. Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Imperial Memorial Gardens, 5450 Highway 78 West, Pueblo, Colo.

Sisneros, Eugene Edward
Eugene Edward Sisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1975 - Eugene Edward Sisneros Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, T. G. McCarthy Chapel, with the Rev. Michael McGee, pastor, United Pentecostal Church, officiating. Internment, Roselawn, Family may be contacted at 2011 E. 13th.

Sisneros, Johnny
Johnny Sisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 2009 - Johnny Sisneros, 58, of Pueblo, formerly of Casper, Wyo., began his journey hand-in-hand with the Lord on Aug. 9, 2009. Johnny is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Alice "Muneca" Sisneros; beloved daughters, Dawn Renee (David) Arriola and Crystal Maria Sisneros; grandchildren, who were his pride and joy, Jonas John Sisneros, Amalia, Dominic and Sophia Arriola; siblings, Georgia Herrera, Frank Sisneros, Joe ( Marian) Sisneros and Priscilla (Gale) Land; special mother-in-law, Sophie Lucero; siblings-in-law, Josie (Steve Romero) Salazar, Larry (Marilyn) Lucero, Virginia (Lee) Campbell, Ben Lucero, Liz (Pete) Miera and Phil (Debbie Strankman) Lucero; and numerous loving nephews, nieces, cousins, extended family and friends, some who were considered "brothers." He was preceded in death by his parents, Amadeo and Frances Sisneros; brother, Reynaldo; father-in-law, Arthur Lucero; special cousin, Candido Sisneros; as well as many other beloved family members. Johnny was employed with Atlas Pacific Engineering for the last 11 years. He was extremely proud of his family and there was nothing he would not do for them. Although Johnny was the "baby" of the family, all of his nephews and nieces looked up to him as "the Godfather" of the family. Johnny enjoyed lifting weights, taking care of his yard, listening to "Oldies" music and most of all he loved to joke and laugh. Johnny was a blessing to this family and will truly be missed by all. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Johnny's memory to the American Heart Association, 1586 S. 21st St., Suite 10, Colorado Springs, CO 80904.

Sisneros, Jose N.
Jose N. Sisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 2013 - Jose N. Sisneros, 56, was taken from us on April 19, 2013. He was born Oct. 11, 1956, in Pueblo, Colo., to Tomasita (Filbert) Baca and Gilbert Sisneros. He was preceded in death by his father. Jose is survived by daughters, Jo'an and Joyce Sisneros; stepson, Ralph Duran; two grandsons; siblings, Betty (Markus) Vigil, Corrine (Rudy) Martinez, Pearl June (John) Martinez and Richard Sisneros. He also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends who will miss him eternally. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Michael Encinias officiating. Cremation will follow. Reception at Fulton Heights Community Center in Salt Creek following service. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Sisneros, Louis Joseph
Louis Joseph Sisneros - Trinidad Times Independent - November 4, 2011 - Louis Joseph Sisneros, passed away as a result of a trucking accident on Oct. 26, 2011, at the age of 48. He was born in Trinidad on Jan. 15, 1963, to Josephine I. (Ortega) and Louis M. Sisneros. He graduated from Primero High School in 1981. He attended Trinidad State Junior College and received his AA degree in Civil Engineering. Louis served in the United States Navy receiving an Honorable Discharge in 1982. For the past 7 years, he was employed by Flying J. Transportation as a driver, a job he enjoyed. Louis liked the outdoors and enjoyed camping and fishing. A loving Husband, Father and Grandfather, he loved entertaining family and friends, always having them over for barbeques, and other gatherings. He was a people person who helped anyone in need. Preceding him in death are grandparents Covia and Roger Sisneros, Bernice and Eugene Ortega, uncles Roger Sisneros and Eugene Ortega, Jr. Survivors are wife Joan of Valdez; children Naomi (Maurice) Williams of Colorado Springs; Louis Joseph (Marili) Sisneros Jr. of Altamont, Utah; Orlando (Rachel) Sisneros and Carlos (Genevieve) Sisneros, of Trinidad; 6 grandchildren, Rosendo Legunas, Aniya Legunas, Dallice Williams, Orlando Louis Sisneros, Jamikel Sisneros, Carlos Sisneros, Jr.; parents Josephine and Louis Sisneros of Resago; brothers Michael Sisneros of Pueblo and Ricky Sisneros of Resago; numerous in- laws, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 p.m. ' “ 6 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be Monday, November 7, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Internment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by the US Naval Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers are Louis M. Sisneros, Candido Portillo, Maruice Williams, Johnny Ortega, C. J. Sisneros, Jamikel Sisneros, Robert Lobato, and all of Louis' s coworkers of Flying J Transportation. Active pallbearers are Naomi Williams, Louis Joseph Sisneros Jr., Orlando Sinseros, Carlos Sisneros, Rosendo Lagunas, and Orlando Louis Sisneros. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Sisneros, Maria Delia
Maria Delia Sisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - June 3, 2009 - Maria Delia Sisneros, 84, passed away peacefully with her family at her side. She was born Feb. 4, 1925, in Puerta Luna, N.M., to the union of Jose and Emelia Madrid Duran, who both preceded her in death; along with her husband, Fidencio Sisneros; and her two siblings. Maria was a member of St. Francis Church for 60 years. She faithfully attended Mass daily, including Sundays, until she became ill. Her religion was her life. No matter what happened, she believed her God would provide comfort to whomever. At the age of 54, Maria received her Bachelor of Arts degree. She loved teaching. She also made the best tortillas and she loved to cook for her family, who were her pride and joy. She also enjoyed going to Cripple Creek. She leaves to cherish her memories, her children, Joe Sisneros, Ralph (MaryAnn) Sisneros, Joe C. (Inez) Sisneros, Jim (Betty) Sisneros, Pete (Phyllis) Sisneros, Nora (Larry) Griffey, Maria (Dan) Quintana and Viola (Dennis) Martinez; a brother, Manuel (Lena) Duran; best friend, Ida Garcia; her grandchildren, Yvonne Montoya, MaryJo, Betty, Joe, Lupe, Andrea, Tara, James, Pedro, Deneane and Desiree Sisneros, Crystal (Vince) Romero, Lawrence Griffey, Jennifer (Juan) Escobar, Nicole (James) Smith and Frankie (Leslie) Sisneros; 20 great- grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, both services at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Sisneros, Mark A.
Mark A. Sisneros - Trinidad Times Independent - October 1, 2010 - Mark A. Sisneros, 63, passed away unexpectedly in Pueblo Sept. 29, 2010. He was born in Trinidad April 26, 1947, to Margaret A. (Chavez) and Jose Melaquias Sisneros. He was raised in the Weston area and graduated from Primero High School in 1965. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Conflict, receiving and Honorable Discharge. He was employed as a fire boss, working in area mines for 12 years. Mark was a member of UMWA Local 9856. He was an avid outdoorsman and liked hunting, fishing, camping and boating. He liked to do leatherwork, and work on cars. Mark also enjoyed cooking and was a fabulous cook. He took great pride in his organization and planning of things. His greatest pride and joy was his spending time with his granddaughter and family. He loved all children and was always a giving and compassionate person, helping anyone in need. Preceding him in death are parents, Margaret and Jose Sisneros; sister, Irene Sisneros; brother, Carlos Sisneros; cousin, Elizabeth Jean Cordova. Survivors are son, Brian (Valorie) Sisneros, Trinidad; granddaughters, Alyce Sisneros, Alliyah Gurule; sister, Frances Sisneros, Trinidad; Rudy Sisneros, Trinidad; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Weston Cemetery with graveside services conducted by the U.S. Naval Honor Guard. Active pallbearers are Bill Chavez, Jason Sisneros, Darian Garduno, Johnny Rael, Ed Griego, Sam Sisneros, Carlos Sisneros. The family may be contacted at the home address. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Sisneros, Victor Anthony Sr.
Victor Sisneros Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 5, 2003 - Victor Anthony Sisneros Sr., 74, of Pueblo, passed away July 2, 2003, with his loving family at his bedside. He was born May 4, 1929, in Manassa, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Erminio and Domicinda; son, Gerald; brothers, Leo and Sam Sisneros; sisters, Jennie Lopez and Mildred McCormick; son-in-law, Don Quintana; nephews, Bobby and Larkin Sisneros; niece, Veronica Sisneros. He is survived by his loving wife, Helen Sisneros, with whom he was united in marriage on Oct. 29, 1952. They celebrated 50 years of marriage. Also survived by daughters, Maxine Aguilar, Sandra (Jon) Nededog and Annette (Jim) Gurule; sons, Victor Anthony (Nita) Sisneros, Henry (Carmen) Sisneros and David Sisneros; three sisters, Cleo Ulibarri of Las Vegas, Nev., Martha Carillo and Angie (Ted) Shurtz, both of Pueblo; two brothers, Herman (Emma) Sisneros and Joe (Emily) Sisneros, all of Pueblo; 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday and vigil service, 7 p.m. Sunday; all at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, at St. Leander Church, Rev. Ben Bacino, celebrant. Burial at Imperial Cemetery. Full military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Sisson, Sierra Nicole
Sierra Nicole Sisson - Southwest Times Record - May 14, 2004 - Sierra Nicole Sisson, 5, of Ozark died Monday, May 5, 2004, in North Little Rock. She was born July 10, 1998, in Fort Smith. She was a Catholic. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with burial at St. Mary' s Cemetery in Altus. She is survived by her parents, Ronnie and Tammy Sisson of Ozark; three sisters, Megan, Shelby and Savannah Sisson, all of the home; a brother, Tyler Sisson of the home; paternal grandparents, Jerry and Linda Sisson of Austelle, Ga., David and Doris Street of Ratcliff, Hubert Foster of Hot Springs; maternal grandparents, Vernon and Linda Sanchez of Trinidad, Colo.; maternal great-grandmother, Isabelle Gutierrez of Trinidad, Colo. Pallbearers will be Jerry Sisson, William Schaffer, Wesley Sanchez and Vernon Sanchez Jr. The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Sitton, William E.
William E. Sitton - Pueblo Chieftain - May 8, 1917 - William E. Sitton, a resident of Pueblo for the past 35 years and well known in the community, passed away yesterday at his home, 1100 Topaz Avenue, following an illness of several months. Mr. Sitton was 40 years of age and was a contractor by occupation. He came to Colorado from Kansas 35 years ago and had resided in Pueblo since that time. He was a man whom everyone respected, a straightforward, upright citizen who had the affairs of his city at heart at all times. He is survived by two children, Allie and Lucy Sitton, and a brother, James Sitton, all of Pueblo. He was a member of camp No. 7111. M. W. A. of this city. The remains were removed to the McCarthy undertaking parlors and the funeral announcement will be made later.

Six, Lucille
Lucille Six - Pueblo Indicator - July 28, 1934 - East End - The community extends sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. James Six and family in the loss of their daughter, Lucille, who passed away Tuesday morning at a Pueblo hospital, as a result of severe burns. The Six family live on the prairie north of old Nepesta. Pueblo Indicator - July 28, 1934 - Unity - Sympathy from this community is extended to Mr. and Mrs. James Six and family in the loss of their daughter and sister, Lucille.

Skaggs, Bonnie
Bonnie Skaggs - Pueblo Chieftain - June 5, 2013 - Bonnie Skaggs died June 1, 2013. Survived by sister, Betty; and brothers, Frank and Sam. At her request, cremation with no services. Arrangements, Imperial.

Skaggs, Jessie
Jessie Skaggs - Yuma Pioneer - May 25, 1900 - A Pueblo dispatch of the 20th says: Pueblo is excited tonight over the most atrocious crime ever committed in her history. Two innocent children are lying dead in the morgue and a colored woman is at the Pueblo hospital with two bullets in her body. Calvin Kimblern, a colored cook in the employ of the Fries Orphan home, is the murderer of the children, and the would-be assassin of his wife. The murder was committed at 1:30 o' clock this morning at cottage No. 2 of the Fries Orphans' Home in Central Park. According to the wounded woman' s story it was the result of insane jealousy on the part of the husband, who, prior to the shooting, had been quarreling with her. He has not yet been captured. Note: From the Fifth Biennial Report of the State Board of Charities and Corrections for the Biennial Period Ending November 30, 1900, published by Smith-Brooks Printing Company of Denver, Colorado in 1901, the names of the two dead orphans were obtained. They were Ethel Straussen, aged 13, and Jessie Skaggs, aged 11. Jessie Skaggs was buried in Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo, Colorado on May 22, 1900.

Skalko, Mary
Mary Skalko - Trinidad Times Independent - June 26, 2012 - Mary Skalko, wife, mother, bank secretary - Mary Skalko, 82, died Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Mt. San Rafael Hospital. She was born March 6, 1930, in Trinidad to Angelina (Guadagnoli) and Joseph Ambrose. Mary attended area schools and was a 1948 Trinidad High School graduate. She attended Trinidad State Junior College where she earned an associate' s degree in business. She was united in marriage April 24, 1954, to John C. Skalko at Holy Trinity Church. She worked several years for Dr. Donnelly and for Trinidad Industrial Bank before joining Trinidad National Bank as a secretary. She worked at the bank, also known as Community First and Bank of the West, for 26 years until her retirement. Mary was an avid bowler and enjoyed trips to Cripple Creek. She was a top-notch cook and loved spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two infant sisters; her sister, Madeline (Frank) Vecchio; her brother, Lou (Louise) DiPaolo; her brother Carl DiPaolo; her brother-in-law, Ellis Hayhurst; and her nephew, Frank Vecchio. She is survived by her sons, John (Paulette) and Carl, of Trinidad; her sister, Florence Hayhurst, of Foster City, Calif.; her sister-in-law, Violet DiPaolo, of Trinidad; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Visitation was from 2-7 p.m. Monday at Comi Funeral Home. A Tuesday, June 26, funeral service will begin with a 9:15 a.m. rosary recitation at Comi Funeral Home Chapel followed by a 10 a.m. funeral Mass at Holy Trinity Church and interment at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Her pallbearers are Lou DiPaolo, Mike DiPaolo, Chris Fiorenzi, Mike Fiorenzi, David Vecchio and Mike Vecchio. Arrangements have been made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Skarmas, Chris
Chris "Papa" Skarmas - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2008 - Chris "Papa" Skarmas, 84, passed away on Nov. 12, 2008, in the Del Norte Mountains. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Irene; his son, Chris (Chris) Skarmas; daughter, Cindy (Mike) Dome; grandchildren, Kayla and Josh Dome, who after all were the light of his life; his special companions, Halley and Coop; his sisters, Joann (Ray) Schultz and Betty Viola; brother-in-law, Virgil (Irene) Ladurini; numerous nieces and nephews; his loyal hunting buddies; and great friends from South High School football and basketball teams and their families. Chris was a barber in his younger years before becoming a probation officer in Walsenburg, retiring in 1987 and moving to Pueblo to help raise his grandchildren. He loved life to the fullest, with his passions being hunting with his son, fishing with his grandson, golfing, buying and selling antiques, eating Irini' s food, telling stories, giving advice, shopping and visiting at the grocery stores, watching sports and most of all attending all of the South High School football and basketball games. He was his grandchildren' s No. 1 fan in all of their activities. His family was the main love of his life and he will be greatly missed by them, as well as all of his friends. Although he went to be with our Lord, he will live on in our hearts and in everything we do. We love you Papa. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Skeff, Joseph Kelley
Joseph Kelley Skeff - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2010 - Joseph Kelley Skeff, 75, died Feb. 8, 2010, in Alamosa. He owned and operated Skeff' s Supermarket for many years with his brothers and sisters. He is survived by his brothers and sisters, Betty Skeff, Sadie Skeff, Raymond (Colette) Skeff, George Skeff and Kelley M. (Linda) Skeff. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, in the Old Center High School Gym. Interment with military honors will follow services in the Monte Vista Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested in his memory to the Center Fire and Ambulance or to Hospice del Valle. Rogers Family Mortuary of Monte Vista is in care of the arrangements.

Skerjanec, Dorothy
Dorothy Skerjanec - Pueblo Chieftain - January 4, 2011 - Dorothy Skerjanec, 80, passed away Dec. 31, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Skerjanec; her parents, Samuel and Ann Sabin; brothers, John and Edward Sabin. She is survived by her children, Doris (Brad) Reid, Joyce Reid; grandchildren, Matthew (Cindy) Koen, Andrew (Ellie) Koen, Aaron (Jennifer) Koen, Nicole (Victor) Quintana; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Bethany, Christiana, Zion, Noah, Joseph, Jacob Koen, Ailey Quintana; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Dorothy was a member of the Southern Colorado Family Polka Club. She and her beloved husband were actively involved with the Eagles and the Preseren Glee Club. She worked for the Royal Gorge Co. and J.C. Penney in Canon City. Dorothy will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and homemaker. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children' s Research Hospital or the Children' s Miracle Network through the funeral home. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, 400 Broadway Ave. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Skidmore, Emuel L.
Emuel (Skip) L. Skidmore - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2009 - Emuel (Skip) L. Skidmore, 80, born July 4, 1928, in South Harriman, TN, passed away Jan. 11, 2009. He is preceded in death by, father, William L. Skidmore; mother, Catherine (Charles) Carraway; wife, Helen Skidmore; step-daughter, Mary Lou Hocking; brother, Henry Skidmore. He is survived by, son, Charles (Elaine) Skidmore; step-son, David Caricato; step-daughter, Bernetta Corty; eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Emuel was a member of IBEW local 12 since 1960, as an electrician, past member of the Elk & Eagle's lodge. He was a veteran of the US Navy from 1946 to 1949. He enjoyed fishing, swimming and traveling. At the family's request there will be no services held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in "Skip" Skidmore's name to the IBEW #12 Brotherhood fund. 2901 Farabaugh Lane, Pueblo, CO 81005. Funeral arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Skiff, Carl Anthony
Carl Anthony Skiff - Pueblo Chieftain - September 6, 2009 - Carl Anthony Skiff passed away Aug. 30, 2009, after a long illness with Parkinson's disease. Survived by his wife of 52 years, Leenore; four children and six grandchildren. Funeral Mass was held on Sept. 3, 2009.

Skiff, Michael
Michael Skiff - Akron Weekly Pioneer Press - March 30, 1923 - Pueblo - Michael Skiff, 53, of 711 Berkeley avenue, contractor, was instantly killed when the small truck he was driving struck soft sand on the Canon City road, nine miles west of Pueblo, and turned over.

Skinner, Catherine
Catherine 'Cathy' Skinner - Cortez Journal - July 13, 2007 - Memorial services for Summit Ridge resident Catherine ' Cathy'  Skinner will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 13, at the Ertel Memorial Chapel. Rev. Bud Rousset will officiate. Cathy was born Oct. 9, 1925, in Cokedale, Colo., the daughter of William and Catherine (Ross) Sneddon. She passed away Monday, July 9, 2007, at her residence at the age of 81. Cathy was involved with Operation Respect and United React. She was a devoted hunter-safety instructor. Cathy had a great appreciation for artwork, and she enjoyed gardening. Surviving Cathy are her children, Kenneth ' Bill'  Skinner and wife Shirlee of Granby, Colo., Irene Nichols and husband David of Denver, Donald Skinner and wife Linda of Denver, and Ron Skinner and wife Pam of Summit Ridge; her sisters, Dorothy Hood of Denver, and Henrietta Hall of Pueblo, Colo.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kenneth A. Eugene Skinner; her son, Robert Skinner; and her siblings, Jimmy and Joe Sneddon and Isabel Hegedorn. Memorial contributions can be made in Cathy' s memory to Hospice of Montezuma, P.O. Box 740, Cortez, CO 81321. Services are under the direction of Ertel Funeral Home. For further information or to send condolences, log on to www.ertelfuneralhome.com and click on the obituary section.

Skinner, Dorothy
Dorothy vanTeylingen Skinner - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2009 - Dorothy, 92 years young, went peacefully to be with her Lord on Jan. 11, 2009, surrounded by family in Colorado Springs. Dorothy Belle Bishop was born in Durango, Colo., on May 2, 1916, to Harvey Bishop and Anna Brown. She was a member of the Pikes Peak United Methodist Church of Colorado Springs for over 50 years. She also was a member of Eastern Star, Toastmistress and Beta Sigma Phi. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Edna Zentz and Eileen Russell; her brother, Frank French; granddaughter, Dodie Apel; first husband, Harry vanTeylingen; and second husband, Joe Skinner. She is survived by her daughters, Dorothy Lee Sharp of Kansas City, Mo., and Ann Marie (Steve) Galusha of Pueblo West, Colo.; stepdaughters, Joan (Duane) Bakken of Colorado Springs and Carol (Jim) Blevins of Fort Worth; 11 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Dorothy attended public schools in Durango, Colo. After moving to Colorado Springs in 1934, she attended Blair Business College. She worked as an accountant and also spent 20 years in civil service, retiring from Peterson Air Force Base in 1981. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, Swan-Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs. Service, 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, Pikes Peak United Methodist Church, 2927 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Reception following. Donations may be made to the "Dorothy Circle" at Pikes Peak United Methodist Church, 2927 W. Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80904. Arrangements through Swan-Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

Skinner, Edwin Grant
Edwin Grant Skinner - Pueblo Indicator - January 5, 1935 - Stone City - News was received here Monday of the accidental death of Edwin Grant Skinner, which occurred in New York, where he was devoting his time to short story writing and special newspaper work. He was a nephew of Mrs. Grant of Stone City.

Skinner, Judy Ann
Judy Ann Skinner - Wellington Daily News - May 12, 2010 - Judy Ann Skinner, 77, of Belle Plaine, Kansas, died Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at the Sumner Regional Medical Center, Wellington, Kansas. Graveside Memorial Services will be held on Friday at 1:30 P.M. at the Belle Plaine Cemetery in Belle Plaine, KS. Arrangements are with the Hawks-Shelley Funeral Home & Crematory of Wellington. A memorial has been established with the United Methodist Church in Belle Plaine. Contributions can be left with or mailed to the funeral home. Judith Ann Skinner was born on April 11, 1933 the daughter of John and Artesia (Friend) Dameron in Trinidad, Colorado. She was a 1951 graduate of the Belle Plaine High School. Judy was married to Davie Weaver and worked with him at their car business Weaver Chevrolet in Belle Plaine for many years before his death. On July 3, 1981 she was united in marriage with Wendell Skinner. Judy enjoyed crafts and painting and most of all loved her family. Survivors include her husband Wendell Skinner of Belle Plaine, daughter Sue Randolph of Wichita, step daughter, Wendy Williams of Belle Plaine and stepson, Tom Skinner of Belle Plaine, sister Virginia Stanley of Silas, AL, grandchildren Rhonda Rush and husband Steve of Wichita, Jerrod Crawford and wife Rachel of Wichita, Brett Williams of Belle Plaine and Emma Skinner of Belle Plaine, great-grandchildren Nadia Rush and Ethan Crawford. Preceding her in death are her parents, husband Dave Weaver and 2 sisters, Ruth Doyle and Nan Artz.

Skoczen, Antoinette
Antoinette "Toni" Skoczen - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 2012 - Antoinette "Toni" Skoczen, 85, passed away Jan. 24, 2012. Preceded in death by her husband, Henry Skoczen on Feb. 8, 2011; and daughter, Carolyn Passero. Survived by her son-in-law, Ron Passero of Pueblo West; stepson, Randall (Pam) Skoczen of Gilbert, Ariz.; stepdaughter, Cynthia Frisby of Pueblo; sisters, Joanne (Wes) Moore and Bernadine "B.J." McNamara, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Brett (Tammy) Parks, Elizabeth Frisby, Charlotte (Todd) Swank and Steven Skoczen; and great-grandchildren, Griffin Parks, Morgan Parks, Isabelle Swank, Chelsie Frisby, Brittney Frisby, Gage Markgraf and Jordan Markgraf; and numerous nieces and nephews. Toni was born to Joseph and Anne Pullaro on Feb. 28, 1926, in Pueblo. She retired from Power Credit Union where she worked as a loan officer. She was a member of Central Christian Church, Christian Women' s Fellowship, Beta Sigma Phi and Pueblo Eagles Auxiliary No. 145. Service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson, with the Rev. Dr. David Chambers officiating. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Central Christian Church.

Skoczen, Henry J.
Henry J. Skoczen - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2011 - Henry J. Skoczen, 86, passed away Feb. 8, 2011. Survived by his wife, Toni Skoczen; children, Randall (Pam) Skoczen of Gilbert, Ariz., and Cynthia Frisby of Pueblo; son-in-law, Ron Passero of Pueblo West; grandchildren, Bret (Tammy) Parks, Elizabeth Frisby, Charlotte (Todd) Swank and Steven Skoczen; and great-grandchildren, Griffin Parks, Morgan Parks, Isabelle Swank, Chelsie Frisby, Brittney Frisby, Gage Markgraf and Jordan Markgraf. Preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Skoczen; brothers, Edward, Albert and John Skoczen; and sister, Melanie Valentin. Henry was born to Anton and Domicella Skoczen on Feb. 21, 1924, in Rockvale, Colo. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He retired as a supervisor at the CF&I in 1983, after 43 years of service. Henry enjoyed tropical fish, fishing, fly tying, gardening, stamp and coin collecting. Member of Central Christian Church and Optimist Club. He also volunteered at District 60 schools. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson Ave., with the Rev. Dr. David Chambers officiating. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Central Christian Church.

Skoff, Alice M.
Alice M. Skoff - Pueblo Chieftain - February 5, 2012 - Alice M. Skoff, 90, a longtime resident of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 2, 2012. She was the daughter of James (Bud) and Sophia (Keith) Davis of Parker' s Lake, Ky. She was married to Louis Joseph Skoff on Aug. 26, 1940, in Crested Butte, Colo. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 42 years; brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins. She is survived by brother, Ozzie (Evelyn) Davis, Sidney, Ohio; sons, Louis James (Linda), John William (Janis) of Cheyenne Wells, Colo.; daughter, Barbara (John) Pighetti of Polk City, Iowa; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Alice was a resident of Cheyenne Manor, Cheyenne Wells, Colo. She worked for Safeway and C&G Food Store for a number of years. Alice was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 145, Forty Club, and St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. She was the "Bingo Queen of Pueblo." In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Francis Xavier Church, 611 Logan Ave., Pueblo. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, St. Francis Xavier Church. Family and friends will be received at St. Francis Hall following inurnment at Roselawn. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Skogberg, Lester J.
Lester J. Skogberg - Star Tribune - January 26, 2004 - Lester J. Skogberg, age 89, of Sacred Heart, died Thursday evening, Jan. 22, 2004 in the Renville County Hospital, Olivia. Funeral services Monday, Jan. 26, 2004 at 11 am in the Hawk Creek Lutheran Church, Sacred Heart. The Rev. John Bjorge will officiate. Visitation Sunday 5-8 PM in the Dirks-Blem Funeral Home, Sacred Heart. Visitation continues on Monday one hour prior to the funeral service in the church. Lester was born on Sept. 6, 1914 in Sacred Heart to John and Mathilda (Hegna) Skogberg. He graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1931 and then attended the U of M School of Agriculture in St. Paul. During this time he met Eleanor Holm and they were married on November 29, 1937 in St. Paul. Lester is survived by his five children, Donna (Bill) Dirnberger of Brooklyn Center, MN, John (Genevieve) Skogberg of Belle Fourche, SD, Robert (Pat) Skogberg of Andover, MN, Liz (Steve) Emary of Kennard, NE, and David (Diana Dykes) Skogberg of Trinidad, CO; nine grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; sister Mildred Sunvold; sisters-in-law Theola Skogberg and Helen Skogberg; many nieces and nephews. Lester was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Eleanor; one sister; and two brothers. Memorials preferred to Hawk Creek Lutheran Church.

Skubal, Eugene
Eugene "Geno" Skubal - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 2011 - Eugene "Geno" Skubal, born March 11, 1955, in Pueblo, passed away on Oct. 26, 2011, in Denver, with his loving family at his side. Preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Rosemary; a grandson, Wren. Survived by his loving wife, Cheryl (Ranson); his children, Shannon (Sam) Skubal-Toman, Jason (Jessica), Fred (Steph), Gabbi, Daniel, Erica (Joey) Cardenas and Ricky Needham; grandchildren, Kyle (Danielle), Chelbie, Rikkie, Karlee, Raelyn, Geno, Kailee, Maicee, Zarron, Aaron, Baby Skubal, Gavyn, Talon and Ilianna; great-grandson, Baby Peanut; siblings, Joe (Donna), Mary Yengich and Dennis (Sandra); the Royse boys; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends whom he considered all special. Geno was a gifted electrician, craftsman, and entrepreneur, owning and operating Royse Electric. Geno enjoyed traveling with Cheryl, family and friends especially to Las Vegas as a skilled black jack player. Most of all, he enjoyed hosting with Cheryl; pig roasts, sharing food, laughter and their home. Geno will be sadly missed, but great memories will stay with all he touched. At his request there will be a private service. A reception and celebration of his life will take place, 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, Eagles Lodge No. 145, 1615 S. Prairie Ave. for all to attend.

Skube, Helen A.
Helen A. Skube - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2009 - Helen A. Skube, 89, passed away Nov. 7, 2009. She was born June 8, 1920, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph ' Judge'  Skube; sons-in-law, Robert Volk and David Pavlich. Helen was a lifelong member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church; Order of Martha; and Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 145. She is survived by her daughters, Judy Volk, Pueblo; Patty (Joe) Mack, Castle Rock, Colo., and Kathy Pavlich, Golden, Colo.; grandchildren, Larry, Ken (Chris), Jim (Pam), Rob (Jennifer), Joe (Mandy) and Tim (Jean) Volk, Chris (Wendy), Carrie (Sean), David and Mary Mack, Mark (Bobbie Jo), Michael (Rebecca), Matt (Jeffi) and Doug Pavlich; great-grandchildren, Holly (Chris) Martin, Sean, Cori, Tristan, Kayla, Eric and Ashlyn Volk, Sawyer and Zoe Mack, Iain Larson, Brooke, Kayla, Allie and Catie Pavlich; great-great-granddaughter, Mackenzie Martin; brother, Fred Palko, Thornton, Colo.; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer' s Association through the funeral home. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, George McCarthy Funeral Home. Services, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, St. Francis Xavier Church: Rosary recitation, followed by funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home. Please see Helen' s memorial at www.mem.com

Skul, Violet B.
Violet B. Skul - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 2010 - Violet B. Skul, 92, passed away Dec. 18, 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John W. Skul; sisters, Amelia Chanak, Sophie Knezevich, Mary Mihalso, Stana Vivoda, Bessie Mihelich, Ann Chorak; nephew, Andrew Mihalso; and dear relatives, Eva Pugel and Sophie Pavlica. Violet is survived by her son, John ' Jay'  (Betty) Skul; daughters, Mary D. Skul and Ruth (Mike) Fromm of California; grandchildren, Steven (Kristin) Skul, Daniel (Gina) Skul, Nicholas and Alex Fromm; great-grandchildren, Sophia Rose and John Michael Skul. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was a member of the Eagles No. 145 Ladies Auxiliary and a former member of St. Michael Orthodox Church. Violet was generous in her charities; she was a consummate mother and caretaker of everyone. Violet was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, where a memorial Mass will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 2010. At the family' s request, private inurnment. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Violet. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Slabaugh, Frances P.
Frances P. "Penny" Slabaugh - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 2010 - Frances P. "Penny" Slabaugh, 71, passed away Jan. 15, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl B. Slabaugh. She is survived by her children, Mark C. (RoseMarie) Slabaugh, Mishele Bay and Michael Slabaugh; grandchildren, Allysia, Alex, Jade, Kaila, Devin and Irie; great-grandson, Kory Jr.; sister, Lura (Les) Stubbs. Penny was a very involved member of First Church of God, where her memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Slanovich, Joe
Joe Slanovich - Trinidad Times - October 12, 2006 - Joe Slanovich passed away at Littleton Adventist Hospital in Littleton, Colorado on September 26 after a lengthy illness. Joe was born in Segundo, Colorado on March 18, 1919 to Frank and Mary Slanovich. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers John, Frank, and Rudy and sister Ann Selak. Joe worked in the family lumber business until 1947. In that year, he began employment at the Allen Mine in Weston, Colorado. He worked as a miner for the Colorado Fuel and Iron (CF&I) Corporation and later served as a foreman until his retirement in 1981. In 1985, he and his wife Josephine moved to Littleton, Colorado. He was a proud member of the United Mine Workers Association (UMWA), Mount Carmel Church and St. Mary's Church in Littleton, Colorado. Joe enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and prospector. His prospecting hobby took him to various mining sites throughout Colorado. He continued his interest in gold mining until ill health prevented him from enjoying his hobby. Joe is survived by his wife of 61 years, Josephine, daughters Grace and Joanne of Highlands Ranch, Colorado; sister Mary (Bill) Hickerson, Sacramento, California; brothers and sisters-in-law Rose (Albert, deceased) Vecellio, Frank (Eileen, deceased) Rino, Judy (Joe, deceased) Rino, Barbara (Lou, deceased) Rino, Ann (Ron, deceased) Risley, John and Georgia Rino; nieces Agnes (Bob) Hake, John Selak, Mary Ann Selak, Bill Hickerson, Mary Ann Nigro, Kathryn (Richard) Steuber, John G. Rino, Anthony Rino, Albert (Butch)Vecellio, Carol Thomas, Rick Vecellio, Louis Rino, Dean Rino, Tom Risley, Karen Risley, Michael Rino, Dennis Rino, Jim Rino, and Joseph Rino; and his prospecting "buddy" Dave Carpenter, Oregon. Active pallbearers are Albert Vecellio, John G. Rino, Bill Hickerson, Fred Tavella, Louis Rino and Tom Risley. Visitation at Mullare Murphy Funeral Home on Sunday, October 1 from 2 - 6 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection from Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Monday, October 2 at 10 a.m. Entombment at the Catholic Cemetery. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church., Trinidad, Colorado. Family may be contacted at 823 Tillotson, Trinidad and condolences sent to 2881 W. Long Circle, #E, Littleton, Colorado, 80120.

Slapper, Joan Anita
Joan Anita Edwards Slapper - Greeley Tribune - June 9, 2005 - Joan Anita Edwards Slapper, 69, of Greeley died Friday, May 13, at her home. Born April 27, 1936, in Jeffersonville, Ind., she was the daughter of John J. and Winifred Lee Edwards. In 1937, when she was 9 months old, she and her family survived the floods on the Ohio River in a dramatic rescue from a second-story window by rescuers in small row boats on an icy January day. She spent her childhood on a farm in Shoals, Ind., near cousins and grandparents. In 1947, her family moved to Greeley, where she attended elementary schools and graduated from high school in 1954. She attended Colorado State College, now the University of Northern Colorado, and earned a bachelor's degree in education in 1958 and a master's degree in 1966. In 1959, she married William "Bill" Slapper. They made their home in Greeley, and Mrs. Slapper taught in the Greeley public schools for more than 25 years. She retired in the mid-1980s and helped her husband operate a pet food business, which they sold in the late 1980s. Mrs. Slapper had a passion for entertaining, was a gracious hostess and catered several social gatherings for her family, friends and sorority sisters. She loved gardening and decorating her house for each season, especially Christmas. Mrs. Slapper and her husband had no children of their own; however, she was devoted to her nieces and nephews. She supported many charitable organizations and animal shelters and was always ready to help. Survivors are two sisters, Phyllis Kelly of Colorado City and Gwen Boyer of Douglas, Wyo.; a niece, Shannon Lung of Pueblo; three nephews, Kevin Kelly of Rye, Garrick Edwards of Florida and Bryan Boyer of Douglas; two grandnieces; and three grandnephews. Her husband, her parents, a sister, Eleanor Edwards, and a brother, John J. Edwards Jr., are deceased. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church of Greeley, 917 10th Ave. Donations may be made to the Joan Slapper Memorial Fund in care of Union Colony Bank, P.O. Box 961, Greeley, CO 80632. Northern Colorado Crematory in Greeley is in charge of arrangements.

Slate, Rose L.
Rose L. Slate - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2013 - Rose L. Slate, 67, passed away March 8, 2013. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles Slate; son, Steven Slate; parents, H.D. and Ruth Bishop; in-laws, Merlin and Mary Slate; and brother, Ed Easley. Survived by her children, Sherry Slate and Scott (Debra) Slate; grandchildren, Sarina, Isaac and Rachel Slate; great-granddaughter, Jennifer Nicole; and brother, Bill (Betty) Easley. Rose was born July 11, 1945, in Eads, Colo. She worked as a finance director for the Rocky Ford School District and Pueblo School District No. 70. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Slaten, Charles
Charles Slaten - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2011 - Charles Slaten, 83, passed away Jan. 22, 2011. Survived by his children, Candy (Wayne) Latka and Chuck (Diane) Slaten; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by his wife, Janie Slaten. Charles was born May 29, 1927, in Pueblo. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the South Pacific. Member of Silver State Lodge No. 95, AF&AM, F.O.Eagles Aerie No. 145 and Operating Engineers No. 9. A private family service will be held in the Mountain View Chapel Mausoleum. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Fund through the funeral home.

Slatinsky, Jeanine Ann
Jeanine Ann Slatinsky - Trinidad-Times Independent - September 30, 2011 - ' I' ve got a peaceful, easy feeling, like the sun goin' down. I' m already standin' with my feet on the ground.'  Jeanine left the world as peaceful as she entered it. She would like to thank those who made her last six years a joy-filled time. Her sisters, nephews, niece and brother-in-law George. Crystal, Virginia and the staff at University Park Care Center. All those who smiled, joked with and hugged her. Nikki, Shaleen, Rudy and the staff at social services. Marlene, George and the staff at the Regional Center. Judith, LeeAnn and all Jeanine' s friends at the Star Club. All staff members at the Madison and White homes. All staff members at the Trinidad nursing Home. Dr. Castro-Flores and staff at Mt. San Rafael Hospital. Linda at the Water Department, everyone at The Perk and Kyle. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Slaughter, Charlotte
Charlotte Slaughter - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 2009 - Charlotte Slaughter, 73, passed away Sept. 28, 2009. Survived by her husband of 40 years, George Slaughter; children, Maria (Gary) Netherland of Littleton, Colo., and George Darin (Melanie) Slaughter of Greeley, Colo.; grandchildren, Tyler and Emily Netherland, Dylan and Aurora Slaughter; siblings, Mercy Counts of Blue River, Ore., and Steve Jaramillo of Commerce City, Colo.; and special friend and pal, Bettye Anderson. Preceded in death by parents, Nestor and Mary Gallegos; siblings, Gilbert Gallegos, Louise Counts, Rachel Jaramillo and Carmen Counts. Charlotte was born March 16, 1936, in El Porvenir, N.M. She was a business teacher for 34 years at Pueblo South High School. Charlotte loved Cripple Creek, cruising and spoiling her grandchildren. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court, with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Cheryl Shackelford Foundation, through the funeral home.

Slavek, Albert D.
Albert D. Slavek - Trinidad-Times Independent - September 27, 2011 - Albert D. Slavek - World War II veteran - Albert D. Slavek, 87, passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital Sept. 20, 2011. He was born in Primero Nov. 26, 1923, to Frances Tomsic and Louis Slavek, both of whom preceded him in death. He served in the United States Army Air Corp during World War II. On June 17, 1951, Albert was united in marriage to Josephine Forner at Mt. Carmel Church in Trinidad. He was employed by M&M Distributing for 42 years until his retirement. Albert enjoyed life. He loved spending time with his daughter and grandchildren who are his pride and joy. He was an all-around sportsman and was an avid Denver Broncos fan. He liked to fish and camp, travel and care for his beautiful garden. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Josephine, of the home address, daughter Lori (John) Massarotti, grandchildren Aaron, Stephanie, Robert and Brianna, brother- and sister-in-law Anthony (Rose) Forner, Pueblo, numerous nieces and nephews, family and friends. Funeral Scriptural Service will be Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, 2 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by Ft. Carson Honor Guard. Family may be contacted at the home address: 721 W. Washington Ave. Arrangements are under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Slavek, Josephine J.
Josephine J. Slavek - Trinidad Times Independent - April 9, 2013 - Josephine J. Slavek, 84, passed away suddenly at Mt. San Rafael Hospital April 3, 2013. She was born in Sopris Oct. 15, 1928, to Lily (Tamburello) and Domenic Forner. She attended and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1946. She was employed as a beautician having worked at the Modern Beauty Salon and Rose's Beauty Salon. She liked to cook and enjoyed being with her grandchildren, daughter and son in law. She also liked spending time with her friends at the Trinidad Inn Nursing Home. Preceding her in death are parents Lily and Domenic Forner and, husband Albert D. Slavek. Survivors are daughter Lori (John) Massarotti, Trinidad, brother Anthony (Rose) Forner, Pueblo, sister-in-law Edna Duckett, Denver, grandchildren, Aaron, Stephanie, Robert and Brianna and numerous nieces, nephews , other relatives friends. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, April, 9, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Inurnment will follow the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Slayton, Lester George Jr. (Dr.)
Lester George Slayton Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 2010 - Lester George Slayton Jr., DVM, was born Feb. 4, 1928, to Lester and Esma (Somerville) Slayton in St. Joseph, Mo. "Doc" passed away on July 9, 2010, at the Bruce McCandless State Veterans Nursing Home in Florence, Colo., of complications following surgery in August 2009. "Doc" was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, James Robert; stepdaughter, Kathy Jean Bright; and son-in-law, Bill Taylor. Survived by wife, Mary; and stepdaughters, Karla France Taylor of Great Bend, Kan., D. Kay (Lt. Gen. Eugene) Santarelli of Tucson, Ariz., and Karma Rose Bright of Pueblo, Colo.; grandchildren, Tegwin Kay Taylor, DVM, (Dr. Carl Lebsack, Ph.D.) of Charlston, W.V., Clint Slayton Taylor of Austin, Texas; sister, Nancy Lee Scarpitta of Mercer, Mo.; family friend, Blaise Alexander; and his beloved dog, Toby. Doc also is survived by numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Doc served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War after graduating from high school in Princeton, Mo. He then attended Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, obtaining his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1956. He operated his own small-and-large animal clinic for many years, having offices in both Mercer and Princeton, Mo., and later, Lineville, Iowa, before relocating to Southern Colorado in 1976. It was then he began a 22-year career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture meat inspection service as veterinarian in charge. He served many years as the veterinarian of the inspection service at Alpha Beta Meat-Packing Plant in Pueblo, Colo., until its closure, and later retired in 1995. Doc loved life and was a kind and generous soul, giving freely of himself and his time without expectation of recognition or receiving anything in return. The best example was his willingness to accept four young stepdaughters into his life when he married their widowed mother. He was a very loving husband to his wife of 46 years and in the last few years, her caregiver, as she suffers from Alzheimer's. He was a devoted grandfather and was so proud that his grandchildren have become successful in their chosen endeavors. Doc had an extraordinary love of all animals, and for the natural world. He used this love and self-taught skills to become an accomplished woodworker, silversmith, jeweler and lapidarian. He enjoyed these hobbies, and freely gave his creations to family, friends, neighbors and employees. He loved God, and was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. He also was a Mason, a member of American Legion Post 2, Eagle's Lodge and a variety of professional organizations. Although a quiet man, his smile spoke volumes and his laughter could light up a room. He will be deeply missed. Cremation has taken place, with a celebration of his life to be held at a later date in his hometown of Lineville, Iowa. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Pueblo Animal Services, the Diabetes Foundation or the Southern Colorado Alzheimer's Association.

Sleade, Charles M.
Charles M. Sleade - Daily Rocky Mountain News - July 7, 1878 - Died - At Pueblo, July 2, Charles M., infant son of Charles G. and Sophionia Sleade.

Sleade, Fern M.
Fern M. Sleade - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1975 - Mrs. Fern M. Sleade Graveside Services, Imperial Memorial Gardens, 1 p.m., Tuesday, Herbert F. Magoon, World Wide Church of God, officiating. (Valhalla-Comer).

Slems, Fred
Fred Slems - Rocky Mountain News - July 13, 1889 - Pueblo Paragraphs - Fred Slems, a well-known business man of Pueblo, died suddenly of heart disease night before last at Rye, in the western part of the county. He was found dead lying on the floor of his room yesterday morning at the Rye hotel. The deceased was formerly a miner in the San Juan and was a member of the Masonic order.

Slenker, Ethel Louise
Ethel Louise Slenker - Ark Valley News - August 24, 2007 - Ethel Louise Slenker, 84, of Weston, Colo., formerly of Valley Center, died Aug. 16, 2007.

Slevec, Rose F.
Rose F. Slevec - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2008 - Rose F. Slevec, 88, passed away Nov. 16, 2008, in Lakewood, Colo. She was born Feb. 13, 1920, to the union of William and Frances (Podvesa) Fodor. Rose was born in a Rocky Mountain coal camp west of Walsenburg. The Fodor family moved to Trujillo Creek Canyon west of Aguilar, Colo., when she was 5 years old. Preceded in death by parents, William and Frances Fodor; brothers, William Jr., Frank, Dan and Johnny Fodor; sisters, Mary Bertolino and Lillian Stanton; and three infant siblings. Also predeceased by husband, Charles Amato; her only child, a daughter, Charlotte (Amato) Conder; husband, Frank Slevec; son-in-law, James L. Conder; and special friend and companion, Keith Boydstun. She is survived by siblings, Charles (Margaret) Fodor, Trinidad, Colo., Joe Fodor and Violet Alt, Pueblo, Colo., and Madalyn Salapich, Gulnare, Colo.; grandsons, Frank T. (Paula Jo) Conder, Walsenburg, Colo., and Dean J. (Kelly) Conder, Lakewood, Colo.; and beloved great-granddaughter, Hazel Conder; as well as numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, godchildren, in-laws and longtime family friends. Rose lived in Trujillo Creek Canyon for over 83 years. She spent most of her life at her ranch at the bottom of Trujillo Creek for nearly 70 years. She was well-known for her caring attitude, hard work, strong ties to her family, a strong Catholic faith and proud attitude of her Hungarian heritage. She was a great baker (her specialty: scratch chocolate cake) and cook of cowboy stew and tangos (frybread). Rose is best known for the raising of Black Angus cattle and did so almost to the time of her death. Rose loved ranch life, her cows, horse riding, raising chickens and rabbits. She enjoyed cooking for her many guests, family and friends who visited the ranch, going to Cripple Creek, traveling the United States, shopping sprees, polka and country music, playing solitaire, watching cowboy movies and a warm fire. She was a past member of the Aguilar Fire Maids, St. Anthony Parish Ladies' Auxiliary and our nation's oldest cattle association Colorado Cattlemen's Association. Special thanks to all of her home health caregivers, Spanish Peaks Regional Medical Center nurses and staff, Dr. William Cluff, St. John's Hospice, business associate Mary Ann Ghella and fellow rancher Daniel Borrego. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in Rose's memory to the Colorado Cattlemen's Foundation, 8833 Ralston Road, Arvada, CO, 80002. Visitation, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Comi Funeral Home Chapel and 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, St. Anthony Catholic Church, Aguilar, Colo. Funeral services will be Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, with rosary at 9:30 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Aguilar, Colo., followed by funeral Mass at 10 a.m., with Father Phil Coury as celebrant. Interment will follow, North St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg, Colo. There will be no gathering following the services. The family respectfully thanks you for honoring their wishes. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Slike, Rita
Rita Slike - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2013 - Rita Slike. Joined the Lord May 24, 2013. Preceded in death by mother, Theresa. Survived by father, Floyd; sons, Tad and JonPaul Mangus. Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2013 - Rita L. Slike, 64. Private interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Sloan, Annie
Annie Sloan - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2011 - Annie Sloan, 76, passed away Jan. 14, 2011. She was predeceased by her parents, Henry and Monica Teeter; sisters, Cora Huerta, Maryjane Trujillo; brothers, Ralph Teeter, Donny Teeter, Junior Teeter; and sister, Nina Teeter. Survived by her husband, Douglas L. Sloan; nieces and nephews, Robert Belarde, Chris Belarde, Cathy Martinez, Jim (Maddie) Belarde, Anthony (Donna) Belarde, Edith Vigil, Frank (Trish) Trujillo, Geri (Cary) Constantino, Nadine (Michael) Diaz, Alfreda Trujillo, Rodney (Sabrina) Trujillo, Jay (Kim) Huerta, Pearl Mayo, Danielle (Reef) Nakashima, Robert Teeter, Kelly (Larry) Adzuara, Michael Teeter, Mark (Sandy) Teeter and Joann Guenther. Also survived by her brother-in-law, Eddie Huerta, and sister- in-law, Joan Reguera; her godson, Cruz Salazar; and numerous other relatives and friends. Annie enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and bingo, but most of all, she loved spending time with her family. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. today, Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Amazing Grace Fellowship in Pueblo West. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations in her memory may be made to Pueblo Animal Services in care of the funeral home. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Sloan, Donald
Donald Rae Sloan - Pueblo Chieftain - March 26, 2013 - Donald Rae Sloan, 84, of Pueblo. Born Oct. 19, 1928, in Kearney, Neb., passed away March 22, 2013. Survived by his wife, Patricia; son, Danny (Sharon) Sloan; brother, Wayne (Phyllis) Sloan; brothers-in-law, Bob (Joy) Dionese, Lary (Cheryl) Dionese, Gary (Linda) Dionese and Ron (Garnet) Dionese; special friends and neighbors, Tony and Bette Carlino; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Ivan and Alice Sloan; brother, Roy Sloan; daughter, La Donna Williams; son-in-law, Ernest Williams; in-laws, Joseph and Edna Dionese; and niece, Pam Palumbo. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013, at First Church of God, 528 W. Abriendo Ave., with Pastor Danny Bryant presiding.

Sloan, Frances M.
Frances M. Sloan - Pueblo Chieftain - January 1, 2012 - Frances M. Sloan, born Frances Mary Sharshel, to LeRoy and Emma (Brent) Sharshel on Sept. 1, 1929, passed away Nov. 21, 2011. Frances grew up in New Port, Neb., on the family's farm. She moved to Pueblo, Colo., in May of 1952, and started working at the Pueblo Depot Activity at Fort Carson. While working there, she met and married Donald Sloan (1957). Frances' son, Lawrence K. Sloan was born July 6, 1958. She moved to Huachuca City, Ariz., with her son in 2010. Graveside service, noon Thursday, Jan. 4, 2012, Roselawn Cemetery. Friends and family are welcome to join us.

Sloan, Joseph A.
Joseph A. Sloan - Pueblo Chieftain - March 6, 2010 - Joseph A. Sloan, 90, passed away Feb. 16, 2010. Survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Mae Sloan; daughter, Linda (Mike) Roofe; sisters, Lucille Arthurs and Shirley (Gerald) Mathews; grandchildren, Branden (Jolynn) Miller, Scott (Amanda) Miller, Margaret (Jerry) Tvault and Robert (Lacy) Miller; and 14 great-grandchildren. Joe was born Dec. 23, 1919, in Oskaloosa, Mo., to Leroy and Pearl Sloan. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and retired from C&W Railroad as a yardmaster. Joe loved camping, traveling and recreational vehicle riding. Member of Central Christian Church, BPO Elks #90, NARVE and VFW. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, March 8, 2010, at Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson Ave., with the Rev. Dr. Dave Chambers officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Sloan-King, Jeffrey
Jeffrey "Jefe" Sloan-King - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 2011 - Jeffrey "Jefe" Sloan-King, 35, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2011, with his mom by his side. Jeff was preceded in death by his ' Pap,'  Pete Sloan; special cousin, Andy Berumen; and grandparents, Paul and Martha Bonino and Robert King. Jeff is survived by his mother, Jona (Sloan) Emch; brother, Robert ' Bopps'  King; stepsiblings, Kim Pellham, Pete Jr. and Brent Sloan; father, Robert (Darlene) King; grandparents, John (Geri) Redmond and Ruth King; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, special friends; and his very special dog, ' Snickers.'  At Jeff's request, cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral service. His ashes will be spread high in the mountains above Clear Creek Reservoir next to his ' PAP,'  where Jeff enjoyed camping, fishing and spending time with his family and friends. There will be a Remembrance Celebration at 1 p.m. today, May 10, at 1131 Euclid, where family and friends may be reached. Please send all condolences to 1131 Euclid.

Slovak, Erma L.
Erma L. Slovak - Pueblo Chieftain - August 8, 2010 - Erma L. Slovak, 81, transitioned July 24, 2010. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, Pueblo Grande Village Community House, 999 Fortino Blvd.

Slover, Mark A.
Mark A. Slover - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 2012 - Mark A. Slover reunited with his Lord on Aug. 8, 2012. Born in Chico, Calif. on Sept. 1, 1952, it was there he met Carrie Turman whom everyone knew would always be the eternal love of his life. They were married for 34 years. Mark first worked at Diamond International in Chico. In 1981, they moved to Spokane, Wash., working for Select Farms. At the same time, he also ran his own dried floral company. In 1989, they moved to Watsonville, Calif., working for Pacific Flower Farms. In 1995, they came to Beulah, Colo., where Mark worked for Columbia House and later Goodrich Corp. Mark loved his family most of all. His second greatest love was the mountains of Washington, spending time hunting and fishing with his best friend and wife, Carrie. Mark also loved to cook, and his culinary skills were sought out by all. As a self-taught guitar player, he also found joy in the old hymns he was raised on. Mark was preceded in death by his parents, George and Laura. He leaves behind the woman he shared the best years of his life with, Carrie; brothers and sisters, Janet, Judy, Mickey, Joann, Sally, Nancy, Guy and Matt; as well as Carrie' s siblings, Jonathan, Lisa; and father, William. Although hard to let go of someone who was loved and held close by so many, we know Mark is smiling down from heaven, happy to be reunited with his parents and all his four-legged friends with whom he spent so many wonderful hours in the great outdoors! "Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." - 1 Peter 5:6-7

Smalley, James Derald
James "Jim" Derald Smalley - Pueblo Chieftain - May 8, 2009 - James "Jim" Derald Smalley, 72, passed away on May 4, 2009, at the family home in Walsenburg, Colo. He was born Sept. 23, 1936, to Alta (Biggs) and Earl Smalley in Alamosa, Colo. He graduated from Alamosa High School and attended Adams State College. He was a member of the (RCA) Rodeo Cowboys of America, Irish Wolfhound Club of America and many regional dog clubs. He made his living as a farmer in Gilman, Ill., for 40 years. He had retired to Walsenburg with his wife of 52 years, Constance "Connie" (Cultra). He had an active life which over the years included rodeos, showing, breeding and competing his beloved hounds, fishing, hunting, traveling and enjoying his children, grandchildren and great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife, Constance (Cultra) Smalley of Walsenburg; son, James D. Smalley Jr. of Walsenburg; daughter, Margaret (Eric) Wolfe of Alamosa Colo.; brother, Ted (Marcie) Smalley of Burkburnett, Texas; sister, Karen (Bob) Thompson of Norwood, Colo.; grandchildren, Dustin, Ashley and James Smalley, Ben, Christopher, James and Jonathan Wolfe; great-granddaughter, Gabrielle A. Smalley; and extended family and many friends who considered him family. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2009, at the Huerfano Community Bible Church, 603 Leon St., Walsenburg. Memorial donations may be made to the IWCA (Irish Wolfhound Club of America) or IWF (Irish Wolfhound Foundation) or the Huerfano Community Bible Church, Walsenburg.

Smalley, Lillian
Lillian Smalley - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2012 - Lillian Smalley, 88, went to be with her Lord on March 8, 2012. She was born the eldest of nine siblings on Feb. 22, 1924, to Henry H. and Ethel E. George, in Ismay, Mont. She is survived by her son, David (Lana); daughter, Virginia (Tex) Wyant; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; including the loves of her life, Tyler, Jacob and Andrew Barnes and extended family. Special thanks to Vince Perez, Shawna Genova, Pastor Jake, and especially Lynette Romero for their loving care. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Mountain Shadows Baptist Church Building Fund or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office. Visitation, 9 a.m. Thursday, March 15, 2012, followed by the funeral service, 11 a.m., Imperial Memorial Chapel, Pueblo, Colo. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Smart, Anna I.
Anna I. Smart - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2010 - Anna I. Smart, 88, born Anna Ida Trevithick on April 13, 1922, in Upton, Wyo., is now in the presence of the Lord she loved. Anna Smart died May 26, 2010. She was the third of 11 children born to James and Grace Trevithick. She was a graduate of Central High School. Anna married Robert F. Bayes, who passed away in November 1952. To that union came daughter, Carolyn Bayes, and son, Paul. Anna worked for a number of years with Western Union. She married William A. (Bill) Smart on Oct. 17, 1958, and became the loving mother of Grace L. Smart (Smith) and Lloyd J. Smart. In 1960, Bill and Anna adopted a daughter, Patty. Her children were very fortunate to have a mother who was able to be at home as they grew up and were all constantly in her prayers. Anna was preceded in death by her parents; daughters, Carolyn and Patty; older brother, John; and younger brothers, Lyman, Leonard and David. She is survived by her terrific husband of 51 years, Bill; daughter, Grace, son, Lloyd of Pueblo, and son, Paul of Spokane, Wash. Other survivors include sisters, Secelia McTavish and Joan Sloan, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; sister, Ethyl Kelham; and brothers, Robert, Harold and William Trevithick, all of Pueblo. She also is survived by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 2010, SonRise United Methodist Ministry, 421 E. Spaulding Ave., Pueblo West. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to SonRise United Methodist Ministry in her memory. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Smart, Barbara Ann
Barbara Ann Smart - Pueblo Chieftain - July 1, 2012 - Barbara Ann Smart, 71, of Pueblo, passed away June 25, 2012. Barbara is survived by her children, David (Margaret) of Colorado Springs, Richard (Cecilia), Lori (Steve) Calloway, Lisa (Phillip) Smart Mercer, Lance (Vicki), all of Pueblo; daughter-in-law, Alana Smart, Kingston, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren, Jimmy, Trista, Alisha, Michael, Kenneth, Eisa, Brian, Catarina, Warren, Sara, Dustin and Michelle; and nine great- grandchildren. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Ruth Elsass; brother, Chuck Elsass; son, Robert Smart; and husband, Gordon Smart. Barbara was a loving mother, wife and grandmother. At her request, cremation with no service. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, 81005.

Smart, Gordon F.
Gordon F. Smart - Pueblo Chieftain - July 4, 2010 - Gordon F. Smart, 72, of Pueblo, passed away June 30, 2010. Gordan is survived by his wife, Barbara Smart; brothers, Henry and James; stepsister, Helen Ann Sherman; children, David (Margaret), Richard (Cecilia), Robert (Alana), Lori Calloway (Steve), Lisa Smart-Mercer (Phillip) and Lance (Vicki); grandchildren, Jimmy, Trista, Alisha, Michael, Kenneth, Eisa, Brian, Catarina, Warren, Sara, Dustin and Michelle; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Bryant Smart; mother, Carrie Frances Sherman (Jackson); and stepfather, Gus Warren Sherman. Gordon' s hobbies were playing his guitar and he was a member of the NRA. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. At his request, no viewing or service.

Smeall, Elaine Merle
Elaine Merle Smeall - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - July 27, 2009 - Elaine Merle Smeall, 74, passed away at home July 24, 2009. Elaine was preceded in death by her parents Philip and Marguerite Larocque and her oldest daughter Nanci Phillips and her granddaughter Vianey Gudino. Elaine is survived by her husband, Howard Smeall; her children, Judy (Bob) La Vigne, Doug (Joyce) Smeall, Kimberly Wright, Russell (Heather) Smeall, Susan (Armando) Gudino. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Amber, Camille, Bonnie, Nicole, Bridget, Sean, Brandon, Monique, Nicholas, and Brooke and 5 1/2 great-grandchildren. Services will be held on Friday, July 31, 2009, at 10 a.m. at the United Presbyterian Church in Trinidad. Donations may be made to the Trinidad Cancer Alliance at International Bank in Trinidad. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements. Winnipeg Free Press - August 12, 2009 - Elaine Merle Smeall, 74, passed away at home in Trinidad, Colorado on July 24, 2009. Elaine, a long time resident of Winnipeg, was preceded in death by her parents Philip and Marguerite Larocque, her daughter, Nanci Philips, and her granddaughter, Vianey Gudino. Elaine is survived by her husband, Howard Smeall, her children Judy (Bob) LaVigne, Doug (Joyce) Smeall, Kimberly Wright, Russell (Heather) Smeall, Susan (Armando) Gudino. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Amber, Camille, Bonnie, Nicole, Bridget, Shawn, Brandon, Monique, Nicholas, and Brooke, and five and one-half great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews here in Canada. Services will be held on Thursday, August 13, 2009 at Chapel Lawn in Winnipeg at 1:00 p.m. We get no choice, if we love, we grieve! Thomas Lynch

Smelek, Raymond A.
Raymond A. Smelek - Pueblo Chieftain - September 12, 2012 - Raymond A. Smelek, 77, Boise, Idaho, formerly of Pueblo, Sept. 3. Summers Funeral Home, Boise. Idaho Statesman - September 5, 2012 - Raymond A. Smelek, 77, of Boise, died Monday, September 3, 2012 at a Boise hospital. Arrangements are by Summers Funeral Homes, Boise Chapel. The Spokesman Review - September 6, 2012 - Ray Smelek, the man who brought Hewlett-Packard to Boise in 1973 and launched a high-tech industry that transformed the capital city's economy, died Monday at age 77. ' There' s no question that it' s changed Boise,'  Smelek wrote in his 2009 memoir, ' Making My Own Luck.'  ' Highly educated people came here to work for HP and then went on to launch their own tech companies and they stayed in the Treasure Valley. ' ¦ The fact that HP was here drew other tech companies and suppliers who wanted to be nearby. It' s given a lot of credibility to Boise as a technology center.'  Smelek' s career with HP started in 1957 as a college intern. He retired from the firm in 1994 and led several other Boise tech businesses, including Extended Systems and The Network Group. In remembrances today, Smelek is being recalled as ' transformational'  figure in Idaho's economy. Idaho Statesman - August 1, 2009 - Printer division made Treasure Valley a high-tech center - It wasn' t what you might think that made Ray Smelek decide to bring Hewlett-Packard' s printer division to Boise in 1973, launching a high-tech industry in Idaho' s capital that transformed the city' s economy. ' From a personal point of view ' ¦ it seemed like a nice move for our family,'  Smelek writes in his new memoir, ' Ray Smelek, Making My Own Luck.'  There was an attractive golf course. Ski passes were cheap. And the state' s teen driving age of 14, at the time, was appealing to Smelek' s kids, who were 7, 10, 12 and 14. Smelek had been mulling three possible cities: Boise, Spokane and Corvallis, Ore. ' The reality is that HP could have located its printer division in any one of the three cities,'  he writes. ' In fact, over time, HP ended up developing facilities in all three of those initial cities.'  But it was the LaserJet printer, developed in Boise, that became the high-tech company' s biggest product ever. Introduced in 1984, 100 million of them sold by 2006. ' I didn' t tell anyone at the time what the truth was about how we site selected Boise,'  Smelek writes in his book. ' It seemed such a dumb reason. But in reality, I believe that the decision-maker' s affinity for a specific place plays a large part in any site selection when there is no specific business reason, i.e., natural resources, customer proximity, etc.'  Smelek' s career with HP started in 1957, when he became a college intern. He retired from the firm in 1994 and led several other Boise tech businesses, including Extended Systems and The Network Group. His life and career, from a Colorado kid who worked at a gas station and was the first in his family to graduate from college, to a world-traveling high-tech executive, are detailed in his memoir, published by Caxton Printers in Caldwell, Idaho. The company' s arrival in Boise had an impact, Smelek said. ' There' s no question that it' s changed Boise. Highly educated people came here to work for HP and then went on to launch their own tech companies and they stayed in the Treasure Valley. ' ¦ The fact that HP was here drew other tech companies and suppliers who wanted to be nearby. It' s given a lot of credibility to Boise as a technology center.'  During the current downturn, Boise' s tech giants have downsized, including HP. But technology remains a significant factor in the city' s economy. In the Boise metro area, 10.4 percent of the jobs were in high-tech in 2007, according to the Idaho Department of Labor. The state Department of Commerce reports that technology is Idaho' s largest industry, making up 25 percent of the state' s gross domestic product, and the state ranks first in U.S. patents per capita.

Smith, Adela L.
Adela L. (Medina) Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2010 - Adela L. (Medina) Smith, 77, Pueblo, May 16. Imperial.

Smith, Alan Dean
Alan Dean Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 2012 - Alan Dean Smith passed away on March 10, 2012. Alan was born Sept. 16, 1952, in Pueblo, Colo., to Clarence and Betty Smith. He served in the United States Air Force from 1971 until 1975. Prior to being disabled in 1995, he was a firefighter for the Department of the Navy and Army for 24 years, retiring with rank of captain. Alan moved to Rome, Ga., in 1998 and soon after became very active in VFW Post 4911, where he was Post Commander for six years. He also was a past member of the American Legion Post 52 and the Rome Exchange Club. Alan had two passions in life, helping military veterans and rescuing animals. Alan was preceded in death by a daughter, Melanie Smith of Pueblo, Colo. He was a wonderful husband to his wife, Kathy Ferguson Smith of Rome; an incredible father to his daughter, Carrie (Chris) Sluder of Pueblo, Colo.; a son, Larry (Morgan) Smith of Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; stepsons, Cody and Luke Easterwood of Rome; sisters, Marilyn Zorko of Pueblo, Colo., and Carol Ewing of Mesa, Ariz.; a brother, Les Smith of West Jordan, Utah; a sister-in-law, Diane Ferguson; a brother-in- law, Dwayne (Carol) Ferguson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services were held in Canton, Ga., on March 13, 2012. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests contributions may be made to the Patriot Guard Riders, P.O. Box 200956, Cartersville, GA 30120 or to the Atlanta Doberman Rescue Group in memory of Alan, www. atlantadpc.com/rescue.html

Smith, Arlo J.
Arlo J. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2013 - Arlo J. Smith died May 19, 2013, in Canon City, Colo. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2013, at the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Canon City, with interment following at Lakeside Cemetery. Arrangements handled through Holt Family Funeral Home. Holt Family Funeral Home - May 22, 2013 - Arlo was, one of 11 children, born to Virgil and Ines Smith in Vici, Oklahoma on August 18, 1924. He married Dorothy E. Eason in Berryville, Arkansas May 6, 1950 and lived various places in the U.S. before settling in Walsh, CO for several years. Later they moved to southwest Kansas where Arlo managed HALACO feed-yard in Satanta, where they raised their 2 children. In 1972 they moved to Tribune, Kansas where he was a part-owner and manager of Oxtown Cattle Feeders, Inc. Arlo and Dorothy spent many years together working as a team. He was a highly respected and admired cattleman, and he fed cattle for people all over the U.S. Their son, Arlo Ray also worked tirelessly along side them, doing anything dad needed done, from being his number 1 feeder to operating all the heavy equipment. Arloa was Pop' s ' cowboy' , spending countless hours riding together on horseback. Arlo and Dorothy' s grandchildren have many happy memories of ' helping'  their Pop while he worked. Arlo and Dorothy retired to Canon City in 1989 to be near their children and grandchildren. In his retirement, Arlo enjoyed fishing with his son, Arlo Ray, playing cards with friends, hosting fiddle parties, and all sorts of gardening. Arlo was one of the local growers who contributed grapes each year to the Abby Winery' s ' Wild Canyon Harvest'  wine (he is also credited with actually naming the wine). Arlo never knew a stranger and spent the better part of his life helping other people. He served on the ditch board and often spent his time handing out commodities through the senior centers in both Canon City and Florence. He was fair and honest with everyone he met, and cultivated a legacy of hard work and humor in his family. Pop' s naturally ornery side kept everyone smiling, even when times were not necessarily fun. Arlo' s subtle humor and witty quips, always delivered with a straight face, are an essential part of the family heritage. Pop' s bookshelf includes a thick, nicely bound leather book titled ' Everything I Know About Feedlot Management'  by Arlo Smith ' “ every page is blank! When discussing any subject, Arlo could often be heard to say, ' Well, I don' t know much about that' ¦but I do know a lot about cats!'  When it came to ice cream, Arlo would say between big bites, ' I don' t really like ice cream, but my doctor likes me to have it!'  Arlo is survived by Dorothy; their children Arloa and Arlo Ray; grandkids Jera Alexander-Dalton (Chris) and Dustin Alexander (Caitlin Murphy); step grandkids, Clint Aragon and Natalie Sullivan; great-grandkids Caden, McKennan, and Laiken Dalton, Calvin Alexander, Trent Sullivan, and Alyssa and Shauna Aragon; sisters, Alta Evans, Doris Stovall, and Arletta Cowan; and countless nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Willis and Vernard; and sisters, Etha, Lorene, Irene, Margaret, Evelyn. Funeral Service will be at 1:00 p.m., Friday, May 24, 2013 at the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Canon City, with interment following at Lakeside Cemetery. Arrangements handled through Holt Family Funeral Home.

Smith, Benjamin James
Benjamin James Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - September 2, 2009 - Benjamin James Smith, 16, our beloved son, was returned to our Lord on Aug. 29, 2009. He will be remembered for his quick wit, his sense of humor and his total goofiness. Ben was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ronald Betz. He is survived by his parents, David and Dawn Smith; siblings, Larry Batdorf, Sarah Smith and Laura Smith; his grandparents, Audrey and Gil McGregor, Richard and Carol Batdorf, John and Katherine Smith and Lillian Howlett; many aunts, uncles, cousins and niece. He will be remembered and missed. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, both at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family requests that everyone wear T-shirts and jeans to the service in honor of Ben.

Smith, Cecil
Cecil Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2010 - Cecil Smith, 85, of Pueblo West, went to be with the Lord on March 11, 2010. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary; parents, Fred and Delphina Smith; siblings, Joe, Orlando, Dave, Ralph, Angie and Jane; and son-in-law, Ray. Cecil is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Dora Smith; children, Ruby (Art) Padilla, Millie (Roger) Valdez, Glena Ortiz, Kathy Smith, Gerri Trujillo, Tim (Cheryl) Smith and Tom Smith; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers, Manuel (Frances), Jimmy (Della), Sylvie (Elva), Henry (Dora) and Joe (Mary) Sena; sisters-in-law, Grace, Sarita, Viola and Marie; son-in-law, Rick; and numerous nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. Cecil went into the C.C. Camp when he was 16 years old. He retired from Alpha Beta after 25 years of employment. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time outdoors. Cecil worked very hard his whole life in order to support his greatest gift which was his family. Cecil was proud to be Colorado' s oldest lifeguard, he passed his test at 75 years of age. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, with Rosary to follow at 6 p.m., Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Tuesday, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Smith, Charles B.
Charles B. "C.B.'  Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - May 8, 2007 - Charles B. "C.B." Smith, 84, passed away at home on May 5, 2007, in Pueblo, Colo. Survivors include sister, Evelyn Bisulco, Trinidad; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation, 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2007, Church of Christ Church, 416 Walsen St., Walsenburg, Colo., with Minister Glen Randolph officiating. Interment will follow at the K.P. Cemetery in Aguilar, Colo. Active pallbearers are J.C. Serra, Rob Lucero, Jack Stanton, Anthony Bassetti, Allen Horvat and Jeremy Vigil.

Smith, Charles W. S.
Charles W.S. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 2010 - Charles W.S. Smith, formerly of Pueblo, died July 3, 2010, in Ash, N.C. He was predeceased by wife, Ann Smith. He is survived by daughters, Caroline, Patricia and Jennifer; and eight grandchildren.

Smith, Clyde Henry
Clyde Henry "Smitty" Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 2010 - Clyde Henry "Smitty" Smith, 85, was called to his eternal home to be with our Lord and loved ones on May 21, 2010. He was born in Berwick, Mo., on July 6, 1924, and was raised in Thermopolis, Wyo. He is survived by his devoted and faithful wife, his "honey," Amelia "Emily" Smith; his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, numerous nieces, nephews, friends and church family; and was loved by all who knew him. Clyde was a highly decorated World War II veteran, retired from the Pueblo Depot Activity, and was a faithful member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, with pastor Bob Woody officiating, as well as his nephew, Felix O. Gonzales Jr., both at Imperial Funeral Home. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to his church at 2002 E. Eighth St., or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care, 1207 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, CO 81005. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Smith, David D. (Dr.)
David D. Smith, M.D. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 8, 2010 - David D. Smith, M.D., 82, passed away on Dec. 1, 2010 after a sudden and brief illness. He was born to the union of Lloyd and Effie Smith on Oct. 8, 1928, in Milwaukie, Ore. Survived by his devoted wife of 35 years, Marjorie A. Smith; children, David (Betsy) Smith, Oswego, Ill., Britt (Sue) Smith, Grand Junction, Colo., Craig (Denise) Smith, Flagstaff, Ariz., Nancy Smith (Merlin) Vincent, Colorado Springs, Colo., Nancy Lynn Nichols, Boise, Idaho, Scott Nichols, Flagstaff, Ariz.; and 12 grandchildren. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Dr. Smith completed his premed studies at the University of Oregon in two years, 1954-1956. He received his medical degree from the University of Oregon Medical School, Portland, Ore., in 1958. Dr. Smith completed a four-year residency at San Bernardino County Hospital in California, specializing in family medicine. He began his medical practice career in family medicine, opening a private practice in Flagstaff, Ariz., for 11 years. In 1973, he became director of clinical services, Department of Family Practice at the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center, Portland, Ore. He specialized in establishing, accrediting and developing family medicine residencies programs, first in Lewiston, Me., at Central Maine Medical Center, 1977-1980. In 1981-1985, he was director of the Family Practice Center at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. From 1985-1991, he was the director of the family medicine residency program at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo, Colo. After his retirement from St. Mary-Corwin, he became a residency accreditation field staff member for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, Chicago, Ill., 1991-1994. Dave' s passion was teaching, challenging residents, and creating competent and knowledgeable physicians. He had a great compassion for medicine and healing. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, King of Kings Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made through the funeral home in Dr. Smith' s name to the Cancer Patient Need Fund or Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Smith, David E.
David E. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2003 - David E. Smith passed away unexpectedly April 9, 2003. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 14, 2003, in the King of Kings Lutheran Church. Complete obituary tomorrow.

Smith, Edward
Edward Smith - Wray Rattler - February 2, 1910 - Body Too Large for Church Door - Greeley - When the funeral of Edward Smith, who died from burns received when the boiler of his traction engine exploded near Pueblo, was held here, a heavy express wagon carried the casket instead of the usual hearse, as the latter is not large enough. Smith was six feet two inches tall and weighed nearly 250 pounds. His casket was made to order and is so large that it cannot enter the church door.

Smith, Eleanor Jean
Eleanor Jean Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2007 - Eleanor Jean Smith passed away Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007 in Laughlin, Nev. after a lengthy battle with Wegener' s Granulomatosis and Leukemia. Mrs. Smith was born Eleanor Jean McJunkin to Ralph Bevington McJunkin and Ethel June Hines McJunkin at Bluewater, N.M. on Dec. 21, 1938. After being raised in Farmington and Gallup, N.M., she traveled to California and Arizona. On July 23, 1960 she married George Wallace ' Wally'  Smith at Las Vegas, Nev. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree at San Diego State in 1976 and her Masters Degree in English at Cal State Fullerton in 1978. After residing in Arizona, California, Texas and Colorado and teaching at Saddleback Community College, Trinidad State Junior College, Pueblo Community College and University of Southern Colorado at Pueblo, Mrs. Smith and her family moved to Colorado City while owning and operating Star Oil Company and PetroMark Corporation in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Trinidad and Crow Junction Texaco in Colorado City. In 1995 the family moved to Grand Junction, where Mrs. Smith worked at Mesa State College in Access Services for disabled students. She later served as Vice Chair on the advisory board for San Luis Obispo County Mental Health Services in Los Osos, Calif. before retiring in Laughlin. Throughout her lifetime, Mrs. Smith was also involved with dozens of charities and alternative learning programs. She was also a member of numerous historical and benevolent societies. Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband as well as her brother, Howard Keith Buchanan of Silver City, N.M.; daughter Jan MacKell of Victor, Colo.; another daughter in South Carolina and four grandchildren in California and South Carolina, all of whom she raised, as well as two great-grandchildren. Her parents and a sister, Kathrine McJunkin Hopkins, preceded her in death. Per Mrs. Smith' s wishes, the family is asking that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Southwest Indian Foundation, P.O. Box 86, Gallup, NM 87302-0001, Attn: Deacon Daniel Nez Martin.

Smith, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Traeder Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2009 - Elizabeth Traeder Smith, 85, passed away on Feb. 17, 2009. Survived by her son, Stan Sherri Smith of Pueblo; cousins, Jack Linda Melton of Alaska and Judy Brian Tromsness of Oregon. Preceded in death by her husband, Harold F. Smith. Elizabeth was born to Will and Birdie Traeder on April 21, 1923, in Pueblo, Colo. She was a member of the China Painting Club and PEO, Chapter GO. She was actively involved and held offices with PERA. She also founded the hospital candy stripers. At her request, there will be no viewing or service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers and food. Those who wish, may make memorial donations to the American Heart Association, through the funeral home office.

Smith, Ellen Lee
Ellen Lee Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2009 - Ellen Lee Smith, 70, formerly of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Friday, March 6, 2009. She was born in St. Louis, Mo., on May 2, 1938, the daughter of the late Floyd F. and Dorothy D. (Holmes) Stevens. She was an administrative assistant for the United States government for 22 years. Ellen is survived by her husband of 52 years, Leland Arthur Smith; three sons, Gary (Penny), Steven (Karen) and Chris (Peggy); five grandchildren, Garrett, Joey, Taylor, Kailynne and Cason; and a sister, Joan Lines. Memorial service is pending.

Smith, Elmer Wayne
Elmer Wayne Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 2013 - Elmer Wayne Smith, 74, of Chadron, Neb., passed away on April 19, 2013, at the Ponderosa Villa in Crawford, Neb. Elmer was born on July 9, 1938, in Pueblo. His survivors include his wife, Mary Kay Smith, of Chadron, Neb.; sons, Ray (Kelli) Smith of Guthrie Center, Iowa, Hank (Chris) Smith of Pikeville, N.C., and E. Wayne (Theresa) Smith of Fremont, N.C.; daughter, La Vena (Dwight) Perry, of Goldsboro, N.C.; and stepchildren, Duke Wardle, Keith Wardle, Kathy Phelps, Stuart Wardle, Karen Jensen and Steven Wardle. Wayne served with the U.S. Air Force from 1958 to 1977, primarily as a fireman. He loved to travel and visit with family and friends.

Smith, Eva Marie
Eva Marie Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 2009 - Eva Marie Smith, 51, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away July 17, 2009, at her home in Pueblo, Colo. She was born Nov. 19, 1957, in Thomasville, N.C., to Kenneth and Hazel Huddleston. Eva is survived by her husband of 34 years, Robert; parents, Kenneth and Hazel Huddleston; daughter, Jennifer (Joshua) Dodds; son, Robert (Andrea) Smith; sister, Celia (Adam) Steves; brother, Kenneth Ray (Joann) Huddleston and five grandchildren, Cody, Justin, Dylan, Carson and Colton. Eva loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren. She is dearly loved by her family and friends and she will be missed by all. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Thursday, July 23, 2009, Majestic Baptist Church, 494 E. Hemlock Drive, Pueblo West, Colo., 81007. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org).

Smith, Evelyn Y.
Evelyn Y. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - January 31, 2011 - Evelyn Y. Smith, 46, born Dec. 5, 1964; went to be with the Lord on Jan. 25, 2011. Survived by beloved husband of 28 years, Larry; mother, Beverly Smith; father, Harold Rodman; daughters, Alisha Smith (Justin) and April (Travis) Arrona; grandchildren, Travis Arrona Jr. and Jason Norris; siblings, Ronda Rodman and Duane Willie Rodman; niece and nephew, Angela Hawthorne and Darren Hawthorne; precious dog, Gizmo; and the many family and friends who loved her. Service, noon Tuesday, Feb. 1, at Abundant Life Church, 1001 Constitution Road.

Smith, Faith A.
Faith A. Smith - The Addision County Independent - May 15, 2007 - Faith A. Smith, 88, a 65-year resident of Furnace Road in Pittsford, died Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at Haven Health Care in Rutland. She was born on Jan. 2,1919, in Panton, the daughter of Eldon and Ada (Grey) Austin. She grew up in East Middlebury and was a graduate of Middlebury High School. She married Robert W. Smith in 1938; he predeceased her in 1977. She was employed for many years at the Pittsford Tuberculosis Sanatorium and later at the Brandon Training School. She was a longtime volunteer for RSVP and a member of the Good Times Singers. She served as one of the first Hospice volunteers in the Rutland area. She was a lifelong member of Order of Eastern Star and a member of the Church of the Wildwood and Faith at Work. She is survived by two sons, Robert Smith and his wife Lori of Weston, Colo., and Ken Smith and his wife Kate of Middlebury; two daughters, Carol Eramo and her husband Bill of Springfield and Marilyn Mayo and her husband Brad of Colchester; two sisters, Helen Richardson of Klamath Falls, Ore., and Ethel Palmer of Mendon; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Marion Wright of Mendon. She was predeceased by a brother, Wayne Austin, and a sister, Jessie Dahlin. Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 12, at the Church of the Wildwood in Chittenden. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery in Pittsford. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, P.O. Box 787, Rutland, VT 05701.

Smith, Frances D.
Frances D. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 2010 - Frances D. Smith, 93, of Las Animas, Colo., passed away March 27, 2010, at the Bent County Healthcare Center. She is survived by one daughter, Betty Jean McCullough of Hasty, Colo.; two sons, Robert "Sonny" and Marcella Smith of Las Animas, Colo., and John (Diane) Smith of Castle Rock, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grand children and four great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Smith, who passed away in 1997. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2010, First United Methodist Church in Las Animas, Colo. Burial will follow in the Las Animas Cemetery.

Smith, Frank
Frank Smith - Pueblo Indicator - September 12, 1936 - Rye - Word came Monday of the death of Frank Smith at Portales, New Mexico. Mr. Smith was a one time resident of Rye and a brother of A.B. Smith of Apache.

Smith, George A.
George A. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2011 - George A. Smith, 84, native of Pueblo, passed away May 17, 2011. Preceded in death by parents, Anthony and Andrea Smith; and brother, Ernest Smith. Survived by sons, Clark Smith and Eric Smith; grandson, Brent Smith; six sisters; nieces and nephews. George was a U.S. Army veteran, a lifelong musician, accomplished pianist and talented artist. He will be very missed by his family. Service, 2 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2011, Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Smith, Goldie N.
Goldie N. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1975 - Mrs. Goldie N. Smith. Graveside services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Lakeside (Holt Wilson Almont).

Smith, Gordon Richard
Gordon Richard Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2010 - Gordon Richard Smith, 71, died at his home in Littleton, Colo., on Oct. 13, 2010. Survived by brother, Norman (Margaret) Smith of Pueblo. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at Fowler Cemetery with the Rev. Sam Ramsey officiating.

Smith, Harold J.
Harold J. Smith - St. Petersburg Times - May 2, 2007 - Harold J. Smith, 88, of Seminole, died Sunday (April 29, 2007 - at Wright' s Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Franklin, Ind., and moved here in 1985 from Downey, Calif. He worked in wire cable manufacturing for Armsted Corp. He was a World War II Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He was a member of Christian Fellowship Church of God, Clearwater, and the Good Sports Club of Huntington Park, Calif. Survivors include his wife of 31 years Margaret "Peggy"; three sons, Donald, Bell, Calif., Lee, Downey, Calif., and Carl, Trinidad, Colo.; a daughter, Theresa Smith, Pasadena, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Ann Hunter, California; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home & Cemetery, Seminole.

Smith, Helen Pauline
Helen Pauline Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 2010 - Helen Pauline Smith, 76, passed away Nov. 13, 2010. Survived by her loving husband, Stanley D. Smith. At her request, cremation has taken place. No formal service.

Smith, Henry Carl III
Henry Carl "Scooby" Smith III - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2010 - Henry Carl ' Scooby'  Smith III, 18, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 11, 2010. Viewing prior to service. Rosary, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Romero Funeral Home in Scooby' s memory.

Smith, Henry Carl Sr.
Henry Carl Smith Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 8, 2010 - Henry Carl Smith Sr., age 71, passed away June 6, 2010, at his home after a brief battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family and many dear friends. He was born Nov. 8, 1938, in La Jarita, N.M., to Fred and Delphina Sena Smith. Married Dora Louise Medina on March 12, 1983, in Fairview, Utah. Henry was a member of Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church, where he was a Third Degree Knight of Columbus, Eucharistic minister and a volunteer with many church activities. He was a very talented auto mechanic who enjoyed working as a diesel mechanic in several mines in the area. Henry enjoyed fishing, bowling, playing bingo, spending time at the senior center and picking up great deals at yard sales. Henry would say hello and greet every passerby with a big smile. He enjoyed spending quality time with family and friends and will be truly missed by all. His greatest loves were his family and friends in Pueblo, Colo., and Price, Utah. Henry was everyone' s ' Buddy'  and a friend to all. Survived by his wife, Dora Smith, Price; two sons, Henry Carl Smith Jr. (Lisa), Pueblo, Colo., John (Tracy) Garcia, Denver, Colo.; stepchildren, Stephen (Kelly) Sanchez, Maryville, Calif., Leanor (Dimetri) Garrett, Sacramento, Calif., Gary (Jennifer) Sanchez, Reno, Nev., Juliet White, Reno, Nev., Elias Abel (Elisa) Mascarenas, Helper, Utah; 27 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brothers, Manuel (Francis) Smith, Pueblo, Colo., Jimmy (Della) Smith, Pueblo, Colo., Sylvie (Elva) Smith, Wetmore, Colo. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Cecil, Joe, Orlando, Dave, Ralph, Angie and Jane; sister-in-law, Della Smith; grandson, Brandon White; granddaughter, Genevive Mascarenas; in-laws, Albert and Annie Medina. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Mitchell Funeral Home, Price. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, June 10, 2010, Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Family will be at Mitchell' s Wednesday and Thursday one hour prior to services. Committal service, Cliffview Cemetery, Price.

Smith, Henry J.
Henry J. Smith - Rocky Mountain News - November 23, 1880 - Over the Range - News Gathered on the Rio Grande Road - Pueblo - Henry J. Smith, a well-known Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe conductor who formerly ran a train out from this city, was killed on the Texas Pacific road last week.

Smith, Herman George
Herman George Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2011 - Herman George Smith, 81, of Loveland, Colo., died Feb. 9, 2011. He was born on Sept. 23, 1929, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Howard and Varian (O'Brien) Smith. Herman graduated from Valley High School in Nebraska. He graduated from the University of Nebraska, where he earned his Bachelor of Science and master' s degree and the University of Wyoming, where he earned his administrative degrees. He married Margaret Kay Barton on Dec. 18, 1954. They moved to Pueblo, Colo., in 1956, where he taught social studies and also was a school counselor. He then became interim principal at Pueblo South High School. The Smith family moved to Loveland, Colo., in 1971, where Herman assumed the assistant principal position at Loveland High School and then principal from 1972 to 1976. Herman worked on the development of Thompson Valley High School, where he served as their first principal from 1976 to 1988. Herman also was on the Loveland City Council from 1984 to 1988. Herman served as the mayor of Loveland from 1988 to Jan. 31, 1992. Herman served during the Korean War in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1953. He was involved with the Rotary International and was named a Paul Harris Fellow. Herman is survived by his wife, Margaret Kay Smith of Loveland; daughters, Sylvia Leigh Copeland (Kenneth) of Annadale, Va., Susan L. Fowler of Fort Collins, Colo.; son, Howard G. Smith of Taft, Tenn.; brother, Robert G. Smith of Pueblo, Colo.; grandchildren, Marcea Rodden, Alyla Fowler, Nevin Fowler, Melissa Foster; great-grandchildren, Dillen Foster and Jared Foster. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Jack. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Roberta L. Price Auditorium at Thompson Valley High School. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Pathways Hospice of Northern Colorado in care of Viegut Funeral Home.

Smith, Infant
Infant Smith - Rocky Mountain News - June 21, 1884 - Pueblo Paragraphs - Much sympathy is felt for Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smith over the loss of their little child.

Smith, Ira C.
Ira C. Smith - Pueblo Indicator - January 1, 1921 - Fatal Auto Accident - Ira C. Smith was instantly killed, and his wife fatally injured when a Santa Fe train struck their car last Monday, shortly after noon, near Buttes, north of the city. Mrs. Smith died at a Colorado Springs hospital Tuesday evening. Their six-months-old baby, which the mother was carrying escaped injury as did a 14-year-old Mexican girl, riding with them. The car was carried 100 yards by the engine of the train. The car stalled on a railroad crossing and the engineer on the approaching locomotive was unable to stop in time to avert the accident.

Smith, Ira C. (Mrs.)
Mrs. Ira C. Smith - Pueblo Indicator - January 1, 1921 - Fatal Auto Accident - Ira C. Smith was instantly killed, and his wife fatally injured when a Santa Fe train struck their car last Monday, shortly after noon, near Buttes, north of the city. Mrs. Smith died at a Colorado Springs hospital Tuesday evening. Their six-months-old baby, which the mother was carrying escaped injury as did a 14-year-old Mexican girl, riding with them. The car was carried 100 yards by the engine of the train. The car stalled on a railroad crossing and the engineer on the approaching locomotive was unable to stop in time to avert the accident.

Smith, Irene D.
Irene D. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2012 - Irene D. Smith, age 79, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 16, 2012. Irene was born on Jan. 29, 1933, in Kimball, Neb., to George and Anna Cleveland. On May 19, 1950, she married Neil C. Smith and they had 62 wonderful years together. Irene loved the Lord and is enjoying His presence now. Irene is survived by her husband; children, Alan (Patricia) Smith of Watagua, Texas, Pamela Johnston of Gunnison, Colo.; sister, Dorothy (Harold) Mein of Fort Collins, Colo.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pitkin Avenue Baptist Church or Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. today, Nov. 20, 2012, at Eaton Family Funeral Home. Service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Pitkin Avenue Baptist Church.

Smith, James Dallas Jr.
James Dallas Smith Jr. - Trinidad Times Independent - June 20, 2008 - James Dallas Smith Jr. passed away June 18, 2008, in Colorado Springs. Dallas was born November 3, 1946, in Amarillo, Texas to James Dallas Smith, Sr. and Evelyn Smith. He graduated from Tascosa High in 1965 and went on to graduate from West Texas State University. He was married to Michele Beattie on August 24, 1991, in Amarillo. Some of Dallas' former occupations include director of the radiology department at a hospital in Amarillo. He was a radiology technician for many years. He then went to school to be trained as MRI technician and manager of the MRI department. In 1998, Dallas and Michele moved to the Trinidad area, where Dallas fulfilled a lifelong dream of owning and operating a lodge and store when they purchased the Picketwire Lodge and Store at Stonewall. Many a customer was sure to hear of God's love, grace and mercy through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In the summer of 1989, Dallas professed faith in Jesus Christ. He attended Grace Church in Amarillo until moving to Colorado where he became a member of Trinidad Bible Church, which he attended since 1999. Dallas enjoyed fishing, wildlife viewing and had a veracious appetite for reading and learning, particularly the Bible, to which he devoted much of his time studying. Dallas is survived by his wife Michele Smith and son Caleb Smith of Stonewall, two grown daughters Angela Smith of Amarillo, and Courtney Smith of Dallas, step-mother Wanda Smith of Amarillo, sister Karen Vaclav of Trenton, Mich., and brother Dick Smith of Denton, Texas. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 21, 2008, at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home and on Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at 1:30 p/m. at Grace Church in Amarillo, with burial to follow at the Llano Cemetery in Amarillo. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Smith, James Francis
James Francis Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 2012 - James Francis Smith, 77, born Aug. 25, 1935, and passed away Aug. 26, 2012. Survived by his loving wife, Peggy; children, Debra (Barry) Braden, Barbara (Rob) Johnson, Julie (Tom) Cash, Mary (Keith) McKinney, Todd (Danna) Berisford and Troy (Melissa) Berisford; brother, Richard Smith; sisters, Nancy (Larry) Pittenger and Annette (Donald) Hart. Also survived by nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Frances Smith; and brothers, Larry and Daniel Smith. James served our country in the 82nd Airborne Division in the U.S. Army. He worked for 15 years at Republic Steel in East Chicago, Ind., and 10 years at ABEX Rail in Pueblo, Colo. He loved spending time with his family and traveling. He will be dearly missed. At his request, no viewing. Private memorial service to be held at a later date. Online condolences, www.imperialfunerals.com

Smith, Janet
Janet Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 2013 - Janet Smith, 81, passed away June 9, 2013. She was born Nov. 19, 1931, in Syracuse, N.Y. Janet was an active member of Belmont Church of the Nazarene. At her request, there will be no viewing. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Belmont Church of the Nazarene, 1702 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo. Private family interment. Memorial contributions may be made to Joni Fair Hospice House through the funeral home.

Smith, Janet G.
Janet G. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - May 15, 2011 - Janet G. Smith, 88, passed away May 14, 2011. She was preceded in death by Dr. Rodney M. Smith. Janet is survived by her son, Jonathan G. Smith; daughters, Ann E. (William) Ford and Margaret J. Smith; grandchildren, Cristina (Michael) Munna, Chase (Meagan) Murff; great-grandchildren, Tristan, Graham and Jacob. Janet graduated from Duke University and was an alumnus of the Harriett Riley Dutton School of Nursing. She served her country during WWII in the Army and during the Korean Conflict in the Air Force. Janet continued in the medical field until retiring. Donations may be made to the Diabetes Association in memory of Janet through the funeral home. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Smith, Jason William
Jason William Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - December 4, 2007 - Jason William Smith, 14, affectionately known as ' Boo'  by family and ' Baby Jay'  by friends. He was born July 6, 1993, and passed away unexpectedly Nov. 30, 2007. He was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Helen and Louie Appuglise, Armando Sanchez, and Betty Ammerman; and grandfather Bill Smith. Jason is survived by his parents, Renee Sanchez and Gary Smith; brother, Derrick (Tiffany Barela) Sanchez; grandparents, Donella Sanchez and Dan Grant, and Carol Smith; great-grandmother, Katie Sanchez; aunts, Cheryl, Betty, Geraldine (Phil) Martinez, Annette Smith (Mack) Megown; uncles, Kenny (Danae) Smith, Fred Sanchez, Gary (Kathy) Sanchez; future nephew, baby James; best friends, Noah Quintana and Jesus Salazar; numerous friends, cousins, and other relatives, to include the community of Salt Creek. Jay was an organ donor. He was a student at Corwin Middle School where he had just received the merit award for academics. He was also on the wrestling team at Corwin, and he liked to play basketball and enjoyed fishing. Jay a beloved son, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend, we will always cherish your memories forever. Mass of the Angels, 1 p.m. Friday, St. Joseph Catholic Church con-celebrated by Father William Gleeson and Father Benjamin Bacino. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jason William Smith memorial fund at Security Service Credit Union, 310 E. Abriendo Ave.

Smith, Jean
Jean Smith (Mathis) - Pueblo Chieftain - March 6, 2011 - Jean Smith (Mathis) passed away March 2, 2011, in St. Louis, Mo. Jean was the beloved wife of Dr. Dermott Smith, M.D., loving mother to Al (Cathy) Schlueter Jr., Katie (Tim) Nellesen, Cindy (Chris) Shepherd; and stepmother of four children, dear grandmother to 17 grandchildren, sister of the late John (Halcyon) Mathis and Jane (Jim) Higday, daughter to the late Louis and Frances Mathis. Jean Smith was a native of Pueblo, moving to the St. Louis area for college. Jean is an Alumni of Pueblo Catholic High, class of ' 56.

Smith, Joel A.
Joel A. Smith - Kerrville Daily Times - August 8, 2004 - Mr. Joel A. Smith, 69, of Ingram, Texas, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, in Olney, Texas. He was born Jan. 11, 1935, in Tulsa, Okla., to Joel Thomas Smith and Grace Bea Daniel Smith, and had been an area resident for 38 years, formerly residing in Wichita, Kan. He was the service manager for Don Maxwell Aviation in Gladewater and was a Mooney test pilot for over 26 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ, Society of Experimental Test Pilots, was a past president of Local EAA Chapter 747, a past member of Kerr County Flyers and a member of the Venture Touring Society. He served 5 years in the U.S. Navy and 8 years in the U.S. Air Force. He married Teresa Jane Derby on July 16, 1983, in Fredericksburg, Texas. She survives along with a daughter, Brenda Gambel, of Tulsa, Okla.; four sons, Joel David Smith, of Trinidad, Colo.; Thomas ' Tommy'  Smith, of Irving, Texas; Aubrey C. Albrecht, of San Antonio, Texas, and David R Albrecht, of Tomball, Texas; father and mother-in-law, Ralph and Bana Derby of San Angelo, Texas; sister-in-law, Susanne Strickland and husband, Ronnie Strickland, of San Angelo; brother-in-law, Ralph J. Derby Jr. and wife, Elayne, of Misawa, Japan; six grandchildren, Randy, D.J., Joelle, Tricia, Anthony and Kiley; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Smith will be on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, at 3 p.m. at Grimes Funeral Chapels with Mr. Ron Briley and Judge Pat Tinley officiating. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville.

Smith, John Patrick
John Patrick "Pat" Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - November 6, 2009 - John Patrick "Pat" Smith, 65, passed away Nov. 4, 2009. Preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Mary Kay Smith; in-laws, Ed and Harriett Koller, Elizabeth and Richard Reyes. Survived by his wife of 43 years, Priscilla; daughters, Wendy (David) James and Kendra Smith; grandchildren, Craig and Shelby James; brothers; Kevin (Linda) Smith and Dennis (Cindy) Smith, sisters- in-law; Maryellen (Gary) Mencimer and Kathleen (Jim) Curtis; nieces and nephews, Jeff (Stefani) Curtis, Julie (Stu) Seltz, Brian (Heather), Shawna, Dylan, Carl, Sean and Jeanine Smith; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews in St. Joseph, Mo. Pat' s teaching career began at Seton High School. He taught and coached at Freed Middle School. His best years of teaching and dedication to the South football program began in 1971, when he became the defensive coach at South High School. Pat became head coach in 1980, which furthered his love for the game of football and dedication to his players. He spent all of his waking hours either teaching or coaching. Pat established the Honors Psychology Program for District 60. He was the first coach to take the South football team to the state playoffs, and he initiated the ' Beulah Football Camp.'  He pursued his administrator position at Lewis Palmer High School in Monument, Colo. Pat retired from education in 1999. He worked many summers at Pueblo Greyhound Park. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Beulah. He greatly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, attending their football and soccer games and playing golf. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Pueblo South Football, 1801 Hollywood Drive, Pueblo, CO 81005. A memorial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at South High School auditorium. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Smith, Joyce Jasek
Joyce Jasek Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - February 3, 2012 - Joyce Jasek Smith, 61, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at home surrounded by her family. She is survived by her college sweetheart and husband of 39 years, Christopher, M.D.; children, Christopher Jr. (Marlena), Rebecca (Boo) Jones, Amanda (Joey) Burross, and Michael; sister, Debbie (Bob) Milligan of Cleveland; and numerous extended family and dear friends. Born Feb. 15, 1950, to Georgia Jasek Onnen and James Charles Jasek in Cleveland, Ohio. Joyce went on to attend Miami University of Ohio and moved to Pueblo in 1978. She served as financial director of the Pueblo Ballet in the 1990s, coached many award-winning Odyssey of the Mind teams, and was office manager for Family Medical Center. Most of all, she loved that she was able to be a stay-at-home mom during the early years of her kids' lives. She was an avid reader, amazing cook, loved entertaining, and could beat anyone at crossword puzzles or trivia. Family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Celebration of life, 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or any charity that benefits children or animals.

Smith, Judith V.
Judith V. "Judy" Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - August 8, 2010 - Judith V. "Judy" Smith, C.T.C., certified travel consultant, affectionately known as Nana, was born Dec. 30, 1925, and passed away Aug. 4, 2010. Preceded in death by her husband and love of her life, Dr. Dean B. Smith; daughter, Jody Smith; son, Dr. Gary J. Smith; parents, Bud and Dorothy Wood; in-laws, Margaret and Ed "Gag" Smith; and sister, Marion Oquist. Survived by her children, Dr. Dean (Dan) Smith, Deena Hotz, Jeannie (Douglas) Baxter, and Margaret McRae; seven grandchildren, Kama, Ciara, Lindsay, Tawny, Tara, Geramaya, and Hailey; and three great-grandchildren, Seamus, Elayna, and Benjamin. She also is survived by her sister, Winifred Colby; brother-in-law, E. James "Jim" Smith; sister-in-law, Virginia Walker; and numerous nieces and nephews. In 1969, Judy became the founder and president of Travel Planners Inc., which operated as one of Pueblo' s top travel agencies for over 25 years. Judy, along with her children, gave 22 years to the children of Dream Weavers. She traveled extensively over the whole world. In 2002, she was second-runner-up Senior Citizen of the Year. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th Street and Grand Avenue, with Monsignor Len Racki as celebrant. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family will greet at 1 p.m. at 1702 N. Elizabeth. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Starlight Children' s Foundation through the funeral home.

Smith, June Irene
June Irene Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2013 - June Irene Smith, 80, passed away peacefully Jan. 12, 2013. Survived by children, Rob Smith and Nancy Hanson; brother, John (Kay) Brelsford; grandchildren, Clint (Denise) Ferguson and Jamie Ferguson, all of Pueblo, Colo. She was looking forward to seeing her first great-grandson due in two weeks. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Smith. June was born Jan. 24, 1932, in Roundup, Mont., to John and Emma Brelsford. She was the store manager for over 20 years at Flesher-Hinton Music, later known as Rob' s Music, where she helped countless music students and teachers alike. June loved practical jokes, trips to Cripple Creek where she enjoyed playing poker and slot machines (she was one of the luckiest players), cooking, gardening and was a Denver Broncos and Denver Nuggets fan. She also enjoyed her house, visiting with neighborhood friends, her house in Rye, along with the area wildlife. A private service will be held at a later date. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Smith, Kelly Ann
Kelly Ann Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2011 - Kelly Ann Smith passed away Feb 10, 2011, in Pueblo. Kelly was born May 9, 1963, in Pueblo and was a 1981 Graduate of East High School. She earned two degrees from PCC and had been employed in dentist offices in Pueblo. She was an avid quilter and seamstress, having been recognized for her work at the State Fair. Kelly was preceded in death by her grandparents, Bill and Evelyn Smith and Frank and Anna Prijatel. She is survived by her parents, Jim and Terry Smith; sons, Schon and Christopher; a brother, Scott (Denise) Smith; and her special friend, Kurt Vukich. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, Davis Memorial Chapel. Private interment will follow at a later date in the Imperial Cemetery.

Smith, Kennett Wayne
Kennett Wayne Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2011 - Kennett Wayne Smith, 59, passed away Nov. 14, 2011, in Pueblo. Funeral and interment will be later this week in Tulsa, Okla.

Smith, L. A.
L. A. Smith - Sierra Journal - February 22, 1883 - Huerfano Herald - L.A. Smith, a former resident of Clark Co., Mo., died in his cabin, far up on the south side of Spanish Peaks last week.

Smith, Laura T.
Laura T. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - August 20, 2009 - Laura T. Smith, 70, passed away Aug. 18, 2009. She is survived by her husband, Glen Smith; sons, Eugene "Gene" Smith, Ron (Sandy) Smith and Larry (Julie) Smith; grandchildren, Pam, Sam and Kathy. She also is survived by one sister, Bonnie Melton; and numerous nieces and nephews. Laura retired from the Colorado State Hospital. At her request, there will be no viewing. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Friday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fellowship of the Rockies or the American Cancer Society through the funeral home office. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Smith, Lee
Lee Smith - Rocky Mountain News - January 17, 1889 - Pueblo Paragraphs - The body of Lee Smith of Denver, the brakeman killed yesterday by falling from the Salt Lake passenger train, was taken to Colorado Springs today.

Smith, Lizzie
Lizzie Smith - Pueblo Indicator - December 15, 1934 - Crow - Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hamilton attended the funeral of Mrs. Lizzie Smith, formerly of Pine, Colo., at the Geo. McCarthy funeral home last Tuesday.

Smith, Lloyd Haskell
Lloyd Haskell Smith - Daily Democrat - February 17, 2005 - Lloyd Haskell Smith, Feb. 6, 1928 - Feb. 4, 2005 - Born Feb. 6, 1928. Entered into God's care Feb. 4, 2005. For 45 years, a loving and devoted husband to Norma Jean Nichols Smith. Survived by two sons: Lewis Meline and family of Roseville, Brian Smith and family of Brentwood; sisters: June Eubanks and family of Fallbrook, Carolyn Martin Davis of Phelan and Linda Joyce Hart of Trinidad, Colo.; brother John Duane Martin of Abilene, Texas and a very special niece, Cynthia Eubanks of Fallbrook. Also survived by 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He also toured with several country and western bands as a steel guitarist and was one of the members of "Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys." Later he pursued a career with Lockheed Missiles & Space Co. and retired in 1992 as an R&D Engineering Specialist. For many years Lloyd enjoyed golfing, trout fishing and caring for his vegetable garden. Services: A funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10 at St. John's United Church of Christ, 434 Cleveland St., Woodland. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Chapel of the Valley is assisting the family with arrangements.

Smith, Lou
Lou Smith - Denver Evening Post - April 12, 1897 - Swing Around the Circle - Mrs. Lou Smith of Pueblo died Saturday as the result of wounds received in a murderous assault upon her by a negro several days ago.

Smith, Madison
Madison Smith - Pueblo Indicator - August 12, 1933 - Two Killed In Wreck - Leonard Wolf, 20, son of Dr. and Mrs. John G. Wolf, and Madison Smith, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. O.C. Smith, were killed at a late hour last Thursday night when the car in which they were riding ran into a truck parked for repairs on Santa Fe trail a few miles east of Pueblo. Everett C. Budd of Salida was also an occupant of the car but was only slightly injured. G.W. Hubbard, of Elkhart, Kansas, was beneath the truck loaded with cattle when the automobile crashed it in the rear. Hubbard was but slightly injured. Coroner C.N. Caldwell and Sheriff Lewis Worker' s office at once investigated and the coroner decided that no inquest was necessary. Both youths who lost their lives were sons of prominent Pueblo families and were highly esteemed.

Smith, Margaret
Margaret ' Peg'  Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 2012 - Margaret ' Peg'  Smith, 82, formerly of Boone, passed away March 12, 2012. Preceded in death by parents, Bob and Hester Roberts; and daughter, Paula Smith. Survived by husband, Norman Smith; children, Bob (Vicki) Smith, Pat (Joe) Wilson, Pam (Mark) Brasby and Penny (Bill) Coyle; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, March 16, in the Davis Memorial Chapel, followed by graveside service and interment, 2 p.m. in the Fowler Cemetery.

Smith, Margaret A.
Margaret A. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2009 - Margaret A. Smith, 89, passed away Feb. 17, 2009. Survived by her husband of 65 years, Norm P. "Bud" Smith; children, Norman P. Beth Smith Jr. of Pueblo West and Lenore Gene Eckert of Hamburg, N.J.; grandchildren, Grant Eckert and Colin Eckert; and brother-in-law, Dale Barbara Smith of Arvada, Colo. Preceded in death by her son, David Bishop Smith, on Feb. 25, 1993. Margaret was born to Harry and Mamie Bishop on Jan. 10, 1920, in Emporia, Kan. She graduated magna cum laude from the College of Emporia. She was a dedicated teacher at Highland Park Elementary School for 25 years, retiring in 1981 from Pueblo District 60. Margaret enjoyed singing and gardening. Most importantly, she was a very devoted wife, an excellent mother and grandmother, and a friend to everyone. She will be deeply missed by everyone. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pueblo Animal Shelter, through the funeral home.

Smith, Marion
Marion Smith - Pueblo Indicator - October 12, 1929 - Marion Smith, well known and esteemed employee of the King Investment and Lumber Co., passed away October 8, following a brief illness.

Smith, Marjorie L.
Marjorie L. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2011 - Marjorie L. Smith, 88, known as the ' Flower Pen Lady'  at the South Side King Soopers and Pueblo West Walmart, passed away on April 26, 2011, after a brief illness. She was born on Jan. 5, 1923, in Sioux City, Iowa, to David W. and Ruth E. (Niles) Bonney. Marjorie is survived by two daughters, Kaye (Jim) Becker of Hastings, Neb., and Louise (Jerry) Lewis of Kernersville, N.C.; two sons, Malachi Kahn of Colorado Springs, and Carl ' LC'  (Kathryn) Smith of Pueblo; her brother, Alan Smith of Great Falls, Mont.; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, SMSGT/Ret. Lee R. Smith; and a brother, Robert Bonney. Cremation has taken place, and private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Smith, Mary Toni
Mary Toni (Gennetta) Smith - Trinidad Times Independent - March 12, 2010 - Mary Toni (Gennetta) Smith passed away on March 10, 2010. She was born on May 15, 1934, in Aguilar to Anthony Giannetto and Marie (Collette) Giannetta. Mary was a lifelong resident of Aguilar. She was a rancher and also worked at the Verderaime bakery for 16years. She loved to cook and bake. She also loved working in her garden and taking care of her many farm animals. She was an extremely devoted and loving mother and grandmother. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Roy T. Smith; parents, Anthony and Marie (Collette) Giannetto; sister, Ann Nigro; brother, Charlie Gennetta. She is survived by her daughters, Cathy (Randy) Maulin, Sara Jane Owens, and grandsons Tyler and Austin Maulin all of Pueblo West. She is also survived by brothers, Sylvester Gennetta, Joe Gennetta and Sam Giannetto; sisters, Francis Davis, Sylvia (Guy) Molinaro, Rose (Bill) Bickford, Virginia Edwards; sister-in-law, Esther Gennetta; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mary was like a grandmother to William Bartek III, Pam, Adam and Chelsea Sperandio; and was like a mother to Terri Hambalek. Rosary is at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 17. Funeral Mass following at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony's Parish in Aguilar. Interment at the KP Cemetery in Aguilar following the service.

Smith, O. G.
O. G. Smith - Pueblo Indicator - June 22, 1929 - O. G. Smith Passed Away - O. G. Smith, 64, passed away at the family home, 423 West Eleventh street, June 18, 1929, following a protracted illness. He came to Pueblo 39 years ago and at once launched out into the real estate, loaning, and insurance business, making a success of it. He had taught school in Kansas before coming to Pueblo. He served Pueblo county as county commissioner two terms. Deceased had a host of friends who greatly regret his passing on, and Pueblo loses a valuable citizen.

Smith, Owen
Owen Smith - The Denver Post - April 27, 2008 - Visionary educator helped create, lead community - Owen Smith, 86, died March 31 in Longmont. The longtime educator loved to take classes himself. (Courtesy of the Smith family)Owen Smith, who helped establish the Community Colleges of Denver and was their first president, died in Longmont on March 31. He was 86. Smith "was bigger than life," said Josie Heath, a Boulder county commissioner, who once worked for him at Red Rocks College. "He was a visionary, artistic, athletic, handsome, and could relate to anyone," Heath said. She said Smith drafted legislation that was passed by the Colorado General Assembly to create the community college system. He was the first president of Red Rocks College and hired Heath to open the Women's Center - which was aimed at getting women into nontraditional classes, encouraging women who had left college to return and helping them find child care. The system included Front Range Community College and Community College of Denver, on the Auraria campus. Smith loved to take classes himself, and took welding, jewelry making and stained glass. Always modest, he never told the welding class who he was, except for his name, said his wife, Mary Smith. When the class was nearly over, one of the students, who called Smith "Smitty," said: "You know, you're pretty good at welding. I could get you a job where I work." Smith thanked him but said he already had a job. At graduation ceremonies the welding student said to his friend, "Hey, what's Smitty doing up there in a cap and gown?" Smith's son, Kent Smith of Walsenburg, said he learned discipline from his dad. "You paid attention because you knew he was demanding and didn't expect you to make a mistake the second time," Smith said. Owen Smith's advice always came roundabout, whether the subject was getting more education or climbing some of the state's 14,000-foot peaks, said close family friend Richard Ratliff of Pueblo. An expert skier, Owen pushed himself as well. He rode a bicycle until he was 84, made stained glass windows and doors and made furniture for his Breckenridge cabin. Owen Smith was born in Louisville on March 1, 1922, and was a flight instructor during World War II. He earned a bachelor's degree in science from Colorado State University, a master's in counseling from the University of Denver and a doctorate in education administration from the University of Northern Colorado. He taught science and coached basketball in Pueblo before being named assistant superintendent of School District 60 in Pueblo. He was a past president of the Colorado Education Association, CSU Alumnus of the year in 2001 and a past president of the National Association of State Education Presidents. He and his first wife, Donna Sullivan Smith, had three children. They later divorced. He married Mary Buerger in 1973. In addition to her and his son, he is survived by his daughter, Sally War of Clackamas, Ore., and his stepdaughter, Barbara Matthews of Port Townsend, Wash. His son Greg Smith died in 2003.

Smith, Ralph J.
Ralph J. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2009 - Ralph J. Smith, 90, went to be with the Lord, July 21, 2009. Survived by his wife of 67 years, Mary; and three children, Richard, Ralph (Debbie) and Sherri (Frank) Crow; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sister, Betty (Golob). He was a veteran of WWII and retired from the CF&I after 42 years. Ralph enjoyed spending time with family and friends, fishing, dancing, traveling and Cripple Creek. Service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Memorial Gardens Chapel. In lieu of food or flowers, please spend more time with the ones you love. Donations may be made in his memory to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or charity of your choice. Arrangements under the direction of Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Smith, Retha B.
Retha B. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 2012 - Retha B. Smith, 80. Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister departed this life at a Colorado Springs medical facility Aug. 23, 2012. A Pueblo resident since 1951, she was born Oct.13, 1931, in Sherrill, Ark. Retha was very active in her church and community. She served as president in the former Black Mothers Club; she served on the Pueblo NAACP Executive Board; she served as the comanderess of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 163, the Pueblo Child Abuse Council and the Busy Bee Bowling Team. As a faithful member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, she served as the youth director, president of the Pearl Smoot Missionary Society, and sang in the senior choir. Preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Minerva Edwards, siblings Cleveland Edwards, Charles Bosley, T. Rosie Iverson, Doris Flakes; two brothers-in-law, Claude Hunt Flakes, and Leon Smith; and a son, Larry Smith. She leaves to cherish her memory, beloved husband, Perry Smith Sr.; two sons, Perry (Elizabeth) Smith Jr., and Joed (Mary) Smith; daughter, Evelyn (Thomas) Lewis; a brother, Alfred Bosley; daughter-in-law, Norma Smith; two sisters-in-law, Dorathy Flynn, and Irma Smith; grandchildren, Antonio (Louise) Rosales, Audrey Smith, Nicholas Smith, Michael Franklin, Vanessa Franklin, Natalie Hudson, Darron Lewis, Nicole and Nia Lewis, Lenora Smith, Paul, Dana, and Rachael Grant; numerous great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, her Bethlehem Baptist Church family; special friends, Melanie Duran, Emma Jean Hall, Juanita Murray, Shirley Neal, Frances Sanders and Bobbie Jean Bryant. Visitation, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Smith, Robert Cleo
Robert Cleo Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - December 4, 2009 - Robert Cleo Smith, 87, of Pueblo, sailed into eternity as he passed away on a Panama Canal Cruise Nov. 25, 2009. Bob was born Oct. 31, 1922, in Clovis, N.M. He was the longtime business owner of Smith Sheet Metal Co. for 45 years in Pueblo. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 57 years, Juanita Smith; his mother, Ollie Sink, and stepfather, Bert Sink of Clayton, N.M.; his sister, Rosetta Lindsey of Portales, N.M. He leaves to cherish his memory, daughter, Janice Smith; granddaughters, Fawn (Joey) Bregar Mazzotta, Michelle Bregar, Peyton and Baylee Smith; son, Rob Smith; daughter-in-law, Michelle Smith; brother, Amiel (Betty) Smith; sister-in-law, Evyonne (John) Chapin; sister-in-law, Lois Melton; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The last decade of Bob' s life also was spent with his special friend and companion, Sally Masias, and her family members: sons, Steve and Matt Masias; her grandson, Cory Breaux; her daughter, Jeanette (Pete) Seymour; her sisters, Eli and Annie Pennington, Pat (Jim) Gurule; brother, Elmer (Olivia) Aragon. Bob was a graduate and class president of Fields, New Mexico High School in 1941. He served in WWII from 1942 to 1945 as a radio signal man in the U.S. Navy, where he was stationed in the South Pacific on Makin Island and Saipan. He was a longtime member of the Pueblo Elks Lodge and he was a 32-Degree Scottish Rite Mason, a member of Silver State Lodge No. 95 in Pueblo and Southern Colorado Consistory Scottish Rite. He also was a member of the Eagles Lodge No. 145. Bob was everybody' s friend. He was an extraordinary person, kind, generous, with a genuine love of life. We will all miss him immensely and remember his glowing smile. He was an avid rose and vegetable gardener, loved to boat, fish and hunt. He also spent the last decade dancing and celebrating life with a wonderful group of friends: Lou and Gayle Matthews, Wanda Rodabaugh and Joe Artzer, Larry and Peach Ladner, Bob and Jo Johns, Jim and Carol Ritchey, Ted Trani and neighbors, Linda Young, Dut and Nancy Whetzel, John and Virginia Skube, Gene Sloan and Peggy McCarthy. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, 5450 Highway 78 West, Pueblo. The family will receive friends after the burial at a lunch reception and celebration of Bob' s life at Sandalwood Hall, 3913 Sandalwood Lane. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in Bob' s name to the charity of your choice. Arrangements under the direction Imperial Funeral Home.

Smith, Robert L.
Robert L. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2009 - Robert L. Smith, 65, of Pueblo West, passed away Feb. 24, 2009. Survived by his wife, Harriet Smith; children, Ginger Justin Garner of Florence, Ryan Julie Smith of Pueblo West, Justin Smith of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Megan David DeHerrera of Colorado Springs, Suzanne Brandon Storment of Carlsbad, N.M., and William Debbie Smith of Everett, Wash.; brother, William L. Vivian Smith; brother-in-law, Dwain Helen Maxwell of Pueblo West; grandchildren, Michael, Kacey, Cody and Charlene; and numerous nieces and nephews. Robert was born to William and Olive Smith on May 12, 1943, in Omaha, Neb. He served 12 years in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Bob retired as the facility manager of the ADX, Federal Bureau of Prisons, in 1996. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Dwain Maxwell, pastor, officiating. Those who desire, may make memorials to Sangre de Cristo Hospice House, through the funeral home.

Smith, Robert Lawrence
Robert Lawrence Smith - Trinidad Times Independent - July 25, 2011 - Robert Lawrence Smith passed away July 22, 2011, in Trinidad. Bob was born to Robert Sr. and Ruth Smith in Oakland, Calif., Feb. 9, 1949. He attended Occidental College and the University of Oregon. Bob practiced law for 18 years in Kona, Hawaii. Later, he was an asparagus farmer on Kauai. Bob most recently resided in Kekaha, Hawaii Kauai, Hawaii, and Trinidad with his wife Mizu Smith. Bob was a loyal friend, loving husband, devoted father, and gifted story-teller who loved a cold beer, fast bikes, loud music and a good argument. He is survived by his wife Mizu Smith, aunt Marion Kinney, brother Richard Smith, daughters Molly Smith, Sara Mecca, Dana Smith-Olesen, Rebecca Smith, stepsons Tamashi Sumida and Shawn Sumida, and nine grandchildren. He will be truly missed. Please join us for a celebration of Bob' s life with his family Saturday, Aug. 20, from noon to 4 p.m. at 1017 Lincoln St. Trinidad. Bob' s family requests no gifts but asks that you play your music loud in Bob' s memory.

Smith, Robert W.
Robert W. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - July 14, 2010 - Robert W. Smith, 79, passed away July 12, 2010. Cremation is planned with no public service.

Smith, Ronald D. Sr.
Ronald D. Smith Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 2007 - Ronald D. Smith Sr., 67. Service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Valley Community Church, Colorado City. Complete notice later.

Smith, Ruth Irene
Ruth Irene Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 2012 - Ruth Irene Smith, 91, 405 Ash Ave., Las Animas, Colo., passed away Nov. 20, 2012, at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colo. She is survived by one daughter, Peggy Messick of Las Animas; one sister, Reita Faus, of Las Animas; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at the First Church of the Nazarene in Las Animas. Burial will be in the Las Animas Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the VFW Auxiliary of Las Animas, Colo., or the Bent County Senior Citizens Club through the funeral home office.

Smith, S. L. (Mrs.)
Mrs. S. L. Smith - The La Veta Advertiser - February 13, 1914 - Died on Thursday, February 12, 1914, at Pueblo, Mrs. S. L. Smith. Although Mrs. Smith had not been in very good health for the past three years, it was not until the last week or ten days that there was cause for immediate alarm. She first suffered from an attack of tonsillitis and later from inflammation of the bowels. She was taken to the Minnequa hospital on Wednesday and underwent an operation at 7 o' clock the same evening; she passed away at 4 o' clock on Thursday morning. Mrs. Smith was born in Haywood County, N. C. in the year 1876; she was married to Mr. Smith at Hayesville in the same state about 17 years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Smith removed to Oklahoma about 13 years ago and lived there for about twelve months before coming to Colorado and La Veta where they have lived ever since. Mrs. Smith was very highly respected in this community and beloved by all who knew her intimately. A husband and seven children survive her; she leaves also a mother, two brothers, and two sisters. Funeral services will take place at the house tomorrow afternoon at two o' clock; burial will be in the La Veta Cemetery. Her loss will be keenly felt by the husband and children, the oldest of whom is in his sixteenth year, and the entire community realizes that their burden is indeed a heavy one to bear.

Smith, Sandra Elise
Sandra Elise Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2010 - Sandra Elise Smith (nee Almanzar). Born June 8, 1962, passed Oct. 20, 2010. Preceded in death by parents, Joe and Phyllis Almanzar. Survived by three loving sons, Timothy, Benjamin and Michael Smith. A memorial service and balloon release will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, by the Caboose in Pueblo City Park. Contributions to a memorial fund established for Sandra' s children may be made at any Wells Fargo Bank, referencing the Sandra "Sam" Smith Memorial Fund.

Smith, Stewart C.
Stewart C. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 2013 - Stewart C. Smith, 82, of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 23, 2013. Survived by his wife, Frances; children, Mike, Karen (Dave), Kenny (Chris), Don (Sheryl); grandchildren, Chrystal (Matt), Nikki, Rae Anne, Heath (Codi), Tyler and Rachel; six great-grandchildren; sister, Lorraine Marshall; brother, Dean (Dot); and extended family. He was a police officer in Pueblo for 28 years. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Trinity Life Center.

Smith, Theresa Rose
Theresa ' Billie'  Rose Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 2010 - Theresa ' Billie'  Rose Smith, a longtime resident of the Pueblo community, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010. Her loving family includes a husband of 66 years, her son, daughter, plus five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Billie will always be remembered for her never-ending commitment to family and friends. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Oct. 22, Imperial Gardens, 5450 Highway 78 West, Pueblo.

Smith, Thomas R. (Dr.)
Thomas R. Smith, M.D. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2008 - Thomas R. Smith, M.D. died June 23, 2008 in Pueblo after a valiant two year struggle against lung cancer. He was born Sept 25, 1941 in Rocky Ford, CO to Bertha and Grady Smith of Fowler. He graduated from Fowler High School, Augustan College, Sioux Falls, SD and the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at St Paul-Ramsey Hospital, the Minneapolis VA, and the University of Minnesota Hospitals. Upon finishing his medical training, he served in the U.S. Air Force at Hill AFB in Utah, before coming to Pueblo in 1973 where he practiced medicine for 33 years. He was a member of the Pueblo County Medical Society, the Colorado Medical Society, the American Medical Association, and King of Kings Lutheran Church. He was preceded in death by his parents and his eldest son, David. His survivors include his wife Karen, three sons, Dr. Paul (Dr. Lisa) Smith, of Larkspur, Gregory (Diane) Smith, of Woodland Park, Daniel Smith of New York City and his daughter-in-law Dr. Karen Campbell, of Colorado Springs. He was the beloved ' Papa'  of Annika, Svea, Ella, Juliana, Ian and Amelia Smith. Also survived by five sisters, Mary Beth Asselin, Katherine Hahn, Joanne Rasmussen, Kirstine Mitchell, Gail Anderson and their families as well as a large extended family. The family wishes to thank their community of faith and friends for their love and support; they are priceless gifts. Cremation has taken place. The family also wishes to thank the Pastors and members of Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Avenue, for sharing their large Worship Center where memorial services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 28, 2008. Reverend Mark J. Crates will officiate. The Smith family respectfully requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to King of Kings Lutheran Church or to the St. Mary-Corwin Health Foundation for the benefit of High Plains Oncology patients. Donations may be made directly or through the mortuary.

Smith, Twilla M.
Twilla M. (Eddy) Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 2010 - Twilla M. (Eddy) Smith, 81, born April 17, 1928, in Moffat, Colo., passed away April 11, 2010. Survived by her children, Chris Dean (Charlotte) Eddy of Monte Vista, Colo., Roxann (John) Cadwell of Pueblo, Paul Clifford Eddy of Craig, Colo., Mark Warren Eddy of Salida, Colo.; stepchildren, Richard B. Smith of Albuquerque, N.M., Sally Jean Hollins of Santa Fe, N.M., and Gordon (Thelma) Smith of Colorado Springs; sisters-in-law, Lois Biggs of Mesa, Ariz., and Betty Jean Biggs of Irvine, Calif.; 23 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her first husband, Franklin Clifford Eddy in 1980; her second husband, Dr. Edwin James Smith on June 27, 2003; parents, Arthur and Ethel Biggs; sisters, Elora Whelan, Elois Bader and Ruth Biggs; brothers, Russell, Elmer, Lloyd and Edgar Earl Biggs; and stepson, Thomas E. Smith. Service, 10 a.m. Friday, April 16, 2010, First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th St., with the Rev. Dr. Brad Munroe officiating. Interment, 4 p.m. Friday, Rito Alto Cemetery in Moffat, Colo. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Villa Pueblo Foundation or Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Smith, Velma B.
Velma B. Smith - Northwest Arkansas Times - April 3, 2005 - Velma B. Smith, 90, of Fayetteville died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at the Butterfield Trail Village Health Care Center. She was born October 1, 1914, in LaRue, Ark., the daughter of Henry E. and Lottie Allred Boydstun. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilmer C. Smith, in 1986, and by three sisters and one brother. She is survived by her two sisters, Dot Watkins and husband Rex of Fayetteville and Ruby Matthew of Centerton. She was a long-time employee of the University of Arkansas, where she was secretary to two presidents and two acting presidents. She was a graduate of the University of the Ozarks, a Presbyterian, a teacher of church school for many years and a former member of AAUW. She was active in many crafts and did volunteer work. Following the death of her husband, she worked for five and a half years in the Trust Department of Arvest Bank in Rogers. She was a registrar at the Illinois Institute of technology, Chicago, and worked as a special assistant in registrar offices at the University of Illinois, Chicago; University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg; and University of Florida, Gainesville. She also worked for the Extension Service of Oklahoma State University, Ardmore, Okla.; and as secretary and office manager for a construction company, building a dam for the Corps of Engineers, Trinidad, Colorado. She and her husband moved to Butterfield Trail Village in 1986 from Bella Vista, where they lived for 11 years. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Bland Cemetery in Bentonville with the Rev. Robert Brennan officiating. Memorial services will follow at the Butterfield Trail Convocation Room in Fayetteville. Services will be under the direction of Callison-Lough Funeral Home of Rogers. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to the Butterfield Trail Village Foundation Health Care for automatic beds, 1923 East Joyce Blvd., Fayetteville, 72703 or Washington Regional Hospice, 34 West Colt Square Drive, Suite 1, Fayetteville, 72703. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. today.

Smith, Verla
Verla ' Jean'  Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2010 - Verla ' Jean'  Smith, 83, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away July 28, 2010. Jean was an active member of the Central Christian Church and worked in food services for District 60 for 19 years before retiring. Jean is survived by her children, Kenneth Smith, Westcliffe, Steve (Patsy) Smith, Penrose, Debby Smith Penvose (Jim Harford), Pueblo, and Kenny (Sherry) Prigmore, Trinidad; sister, Jan Martin, Pueblo. Also survived by grandchildren, Ericka Powell (Mark Marcus), Pueblo West, Paul (Rafa) Smith, Penrose, Aaron Penvose, Cashmere, Wash., Brett Penvose, Pueblo, Julie Prigmore, Great Falls, Mont., Dana (Clayton) Marquez, Denver, Mari Prigmore, Pueblo West, Nick (Aimee) Prigmore, Longmont; and great- grandchildren, Erik and Sydney Powell, YeMyah Smith, Jeff, Jenna, Kenna, Tyler and Kylie Prigmore, Sophia Marquez, Ian Hinkel and Issac Allesandro; nieces, Sheri (Bob) Trahern, Canon City, Lauri Martin, Pueblo West; and nephew, Richard Martin; great-nephews, Austin and Cooper Trahern and Josh Martin. Preceded in death by grandson, Kenny Prigmore Jr. Verla ' Jean'  was deeply loved and will be missed by all her family and friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson Ave.

Smith, Verna Reitta
Verna Reitta Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - June 7, 2009 - Verna Reitta Smith, 87, of Pueblo, died Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at Cheyenne Mountain Care Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was born on April 9, 1922, in Holyrood, Kan., to John H. and Anna H. Ehler. Verna was raised on the family farm in Kansas, one of five children, and graduated from Holyrood High School in 1940. She worked for Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kan., during the war as an aircraft parts inspector, where she met her husband, C. Edwin (Eddie) Smith. At Boeing, Verna periodically rejected parts which her future husband, Eddie, had produced, which prompted him to meet her leading to their marriage in Wichita in 1944. In 1950, they moved to Pueblo, where they raised their family. Verna was most at home taking care of her four sons, while attending their various and numerous sporting events around the state. Verna was an accomplished homemaker, enjoyed trout fishing and working in her garden. She was an excellent cook, skilled seamstress, china and crystal bell collector, and successful oil painter with mountain scenery and flowers being her favorite subjects. Over the years, Verna sold and gave away many of her paintings, which will continue to be enjoyed by family and friends. Her greatest joy was spending time caring for her children, grandchildren and family. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Pueblo for over 50 years. Verna was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, C. Edwin Smith; and her older brother, Lloyd Ehler. She is survived by her twin sister, Vera Farabough; sister, Gladys Bishop; brother, Harold Ehler; and her four sons and their families, Dennis E. (Marilyn) Smith of Colorado Springs, Ronald A. Smith of Colorado Springs, John C. Smith of Fort Collins and Warren G. (Donna) Smith of Fort Collins; six grandchildren, Douglas Smith, Ryan A. Smith, John Carroll Smith, Jordan E. Smith, Chelsea L. (Jordan) Porter and Spencer Fox. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Verna's name may be made to First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th St., Pueblo, CO 81003. No services are planned. Cremation has occurred.

Smith, Virginia Ruth
Virginia Ruth Snider Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 2012 - Virginia Ruth Snider Smith. Virginia was born Aug. 8, 1919, to John R. and Myrtle A. (Davis) Snider in Charleston, Ill., and passed away Dec. 20, 2012, in Pueblo. The family home was a farm outside of Kersey, Colo. Virginia attended Manual High School in Denver, graduating at the top of her class at the age of 16. She majored in English and math with a French minor at the University of Denver, graduating in 1939. After teaching math a little over a year at Garden Home in Denver, she enlisted in the newest branch of the military, the Coast Guard, during World War II. She was stationed in Washington, District of Columbia and Jacksonville, Fla. During this time she met Ernest E. Smith from Denver, via her eldest brother, John R. Snider Jr., who was in boot camp with Ernie. They were united in marriage on Aug. 18, 1946, in Denver. Virginia and Ernie lived in Greeley, Holly, Alamosa and Lakewood before moving to Pueblo in 1967, where Ernie taught and coached football at Southern Colorado State College (now CSU-Pueblo). Ernie preceded her in death in 1972. Virginia became a 4-H leader upon moving to Pueblo and continued being involved with that organization for more than 20 years. She started working for McClelland Library in 1972. Being an avid reader, it was a wonderful place for her to work. She also began volunteering at the Pueblo Zoo and became a docent after retiring from the library in 1985. She enjoyed working with all the staff at the zoo and doing programs at local schools. Virginia is survived by her youngest brother, Richard D. (Nadyne) Snider of Loveland, Colo.; her children, Gregory E. (Doris) Smith of Pueblo, Robert A. (Janis) Smith of Englewood, Pamela S. (Scott) Taylor of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Wade R. (Tina) Smith of Aspen and Winifred D. (Lowell) Soester of Canon City. She is also survived by her five grandchildren, Erin, Brett, Lucas, Derek and Davis; as well as seven great-grandchildren. Special thanks to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice and the staff at Home Instead Senior Care. Thanks also to Angelus Chapel Mortuaries. In lieu of food or flowers, donations can be made to the Pueblo Zoo, the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or another charity of choice.

Smith, Wayne R.
Wayne R. ' Red'  Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - June 6, 2012 - Wayne R. ' Red'  Smith was born July 12, 1941, and passed away May 17, 2012, from a stroke. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 9 at the Brookside Cemetery in Rye, Colo. For a complete obituary and online condolences, please go to www.imperialfunerals.com. Imperial Funeral Home - Wayne Russell Smith - July 12, 1941 - May 17, 2012 - Wayne R. "Red" Smith was born July 12, 1941 and passed away May 17, 2012. To live a full life is what one hopes for; to have it remembered with love and honor is a great achievement! Wayne was born July 12, 1941 to Ralph Smith and Fern Willis in Montrose, CO. He graduated from Grand Junction High School in 1958. Joining the US Army in December, 1960, he was sent to Germany until his discharge in November, 1963. He married Alice B. King in 1964, and they made their home in various towns along the Western Slope. He drove a delivery truck for Holsum Bread Company during their six year marriage. They have three children. He married Martha "Sam" Powers in 1973. He drove over the road for the next year when they moved in with Sam's three children in Rye, CO. In 1978, Wayne became active with the Rye Volunteer Fire Department. He remained active until they moved to Pueblo in 1986. He worked as a machinist at various places and ended up at Pueblo Diversified Industries where he worked until his passing. Since 2000 he has been active with the Pueblo Train Museum, working on train renovations. Every year at the State Fair they set up an exhibit of electric trains and take turns running them. During the summer months if he wasn't at the museum you could probably find him with family or a friend at the Rockie's games. He never knew a stranger, and through his vending business and various other avenues of life was always surrounded by a host of friends. He is survived by his children, Rebecca and Dean Powell of De Beque, CO; Ernest and Jeanine Smith of Grand Junction, CO; and Devonee and Bill Grams of Grand Junction, CO; step-children, William Policy, Denver, CO; Ronald Policy of Colorado, and Patricia Policy of Florida; ten grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, Donald and Eileen Smith of Idaho, and Loyd and Janet Smith, Pueblo, CO. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Smith and Fern Van Den Heuval; brother, Keith Smith, and wife, Martha Smith. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 10a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Brookside Cemetery in Rye, CO.

Smith, William Darrell
William Darrell Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 2011 - William Darrell Smith, 67, passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 22, 2011. Survived by his daughters, Dacia (Jeff) Shaw and Cindy (Rob) Smith-Zajkowski; grandchildren, Parker Shaw, Carson Shaw, Brady Shaw, Brittany Szost, Ben Szost and Travis Zajkowski; stepfather, Walter Davis; brother, James R. Smith; sister, Ronda Stine; close friend, Al Paxson; dogs, Bogey and Luke; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Preceded in death by his father, Raymond Smith; mother, Martha Davis; daughter, Tamra Smith; and nephew, Danny Scott. William was born Sept. 4, 1944, in Bloomington, Ill. He served in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War. There will be no viewing or service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Pueblo Animal Services through the funeral home.

Smith, Wilma Jean
Wilma Jean Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 2012 - Wilma Jean Smith, 82, passed away on Oct. 15, 2012. Survived by her husband of 63 years, Edwin; sons, John (Joann) Smith, Richard (Judy) Smith, Edwin (Cathy) Smith and James Lee Smith and their families; brother, Pete Fuller of Canon City and family; nephew, Tommy Fuller of Alamosa and family; brothers-in law, Travis (Bertie) Smith and family and Raymond Smith of Alamosa; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Wilma was born in Alamosa, Colo., on June 30, 1930, to Jasper and Elizabeth Fuller. She graduated from Alamosa and married her husband, Edwin Smith in 1949. There will be no viewing or service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorials may be made to Joni Fair Hospice House in honor of Wilma.

Snare, Gloria Delaine
Gloria Delaine Ager Snare - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 2012 - Gloria Delaine Ager Snare, 79, born Nov. 19, 1932, passed away peacefully after a brief illness in Ventura, Calif., July 7, 2012, listening to recordings of Jeanette McDonald and Nelson Eddy singing. Gloria herself studied voice in Pueblo as coloratura mezzo soprano and sang in the Special Services Entertainment in the United States Army WACS. Still in entertaining, she later became a dancer on stage in New York. She was born in Pueblo and was preceded in death by her mother, Olga Ager, and father, Herbert Ager. She is survived by her sisters, Helen Webb and Rella Gray; her daughters, Rella Jean Remedios and Wendy Olivier; grandson, Jeremy Olivier; nephews, Chuck and Dale; niece, Valerie Temple. She was baptized and became a member of St. Paul Methodist Church in Pueblo. She went to Central and graduated from Centennial High School. She also took college classes at Denver University. She loved watching old movies, reading and doing crossword puzzles. In her later years, working at J.C. Penney in the catalog department, she would entertain unsuspecting customers with a few lines from Leo Delibes' ' Lakme'  The Bell Song. She took an early retirement from J.C. Penney because of health problems in 1990. Gloria will be remembered dearly by her family and friends for her witty sense of humor, her love for animals and outgoing personality. There will be no funeral services. Memorial service is pending. Arrangements made by Sunset Plan in Ventura.

Snarich, Margaret
Margaret Snarich - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2011 - Margaret Snarich, 84, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 9, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, John ' Hobo'  Snarich; children, Kenny Snarich, Roseann Diodosio and MaryLou Russell; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Margaret is survived by her children, John (Barbara), Carol (George), Peggy (Scott), Donna (R.C.), Jeanette and Jackie; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great- great-grandchildren; sisters, Annie and Eleanor; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Memorial Mass, 1 p.m. Saturday, St. Francis Xavier. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Snedec, Mary
Mary Snedec - Pueblo Indicator - April 20, 1935 - Mrs. Mary Snedec, a resident of this city 42 years, died April 18th. She was a sister of Mrs. R. C. Sayer and mother of Joseph F., John C., Mrs. George Subotich, Mrs. Wilbur Stocker, Josephine, Edith, and Edward, all of Pueblo.

Snedeker, Connie
Connie M. ' Toder'  Snedeker - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2013 - Connie M. ' Toder'  Snedeker, 85, passed away Feb. 5, 2013. She was born to the union of Jack E. and Angelina Clementi on April 16, 1927. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Francis ' Red'  Snedeker; children, Clark and Jason Snedeker; siblings, Sam, George, Donald Clementi and Becky DiSalvo; goddaughter, Christy Clementi. She is survived by her siblings, Louis and Jack Clementi; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and special friend, Cathy Garcia. Connie loved her family and home with all her heart. Her flowers were very important to her as well. At her request, private services through T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Sneed, Rose Lillian
Rose Lillian Costanza Sneed - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 2012 - Rose Lillian Costanza Sneed, the Costanza family matriarch, passed away April 18, 2012. Rose was born in Pueblo on Aug. 8, 1913, to Joseph and Marianna Costanza. She graduated from Central High School, and owned and operated Rose' s Beauty Shop from 1934 to 1941. She married James E. Sneed on Sept. 2, 1939, and was a Red Cross Volunteer during World War II while her husband was overseas. Rose was a volunteer to many groups, including being a Blue Lady at Parkview Medical Center for 27 years. She belonged to many bridge clubs and community organizations, and enjoyed machine knitting, needlework crafts and gardening. Rose was preceded in death by her husband, James; parents; brothers, Charles, Frank and Johnny; sisters, Josephine Cozzetta, Sister Mary Theophane, Agnes Cardinal and Jean Bruitto. She is survived by her daughter, Judith (Mike) Garcia of Trinidad and the Villages of Florida; son, James (Patricia) Sneed of Pueblo; and one grandson, Jamin (Erin) Sneed of Pueblo West; also many nieces and nephews. Our Thanks to the nurses and staff at University Park Care Center and the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. At her request, there will be no service. The family contact is James Sneed, 27165 Bronco Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81005.

Sneeringer, John W.
John W. Sneeringer - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 2011 - John W. Sneeringer, 76, passed away peacefully on Oct. 18, 2011 in Pueblo. He loved playing poker and watching baseball games. John was preceded in death by his wife, Janice; and son, Steve. His survivors include his daughters, Sue and Cindy; his grandson, Christopher and a large extended family. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Cremation, Davis Crematory. Memorial service will be held on at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 in the Davis Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorials in John' s name may be made to the PAWS Pueblo, www.pueblo.org or to Sangre de Cristo Hospice at www.socohospice.org.

Snidar, Gary Joseph
Gary Joseph Snidar - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2010 - Gary Joseph Snidar, 46, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 24, 2010. He was preceded in death by his uncle, Dr. Carl Powers; and by his grandparents. Gary is survived by his loving parents, Kathleen and Joseph Snidar; sisters, Deb (Jerry) O' Connell and Sue (Ron) Sanders; special aunt, Martha (Frank) Powers-Nosal; cousin, Kimberly (Ryan) Kile; nieces, Melissa (John) Nereson and Melanie Sanders; and nephew, Michael (Ann) Sanders. Gary also is survived by numerous cousins and friends. Gary loved his family deeply. He loved animals and was an avid outdoor person who loved hunting and fishing. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Southwest Church of Christ, 1635 S. Pueblo Blvd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Casa de Esperanza in care of the church, or to the Pueblo Humane Society. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Snidar, Joseph Edward
Joseph ' Joe'  Edward Snidar - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 2012 - Joseph ' Joe'  Edward Snidar, 80, of Pueblo, Colo., went to be with his Lord on Oct. 11, 2012. Survived by his wife of 55 years, Kathleen; children, Deb (Jerry) O' Connell and Susan Sanders (David Watkins); grandchildren, Michael (Ann) Sanders, Melissa (John) Nereson and Melanie Sanders; great-grandchildren, Alyx Nereson and Azariah Sanders; sister-in-law, Martha (Frank) Nosal; and niece, Kimberly (Ryan) Kile; numerous other nieces and nephews. Joe was born in Pueblo on May 12, 1932. He spent four years in the Navy and retired from the CF&I after 44 years. Preceded in death by his son, Gary; parents, Anton and Mary Snidar; sisters, Ann Lubich, Mary Lice Zinanti, Rose Funk; and brother, Anton Snidar. Joe was an avid outdoorsman and spent many years hunting and fishing. After Joe retired, he and his wife enjoyed traveling the USA in their RV with friends. Above all, Joe loved his family and church. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15 at Southwest Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Southwest Church of Christ, 1635 S. Pueblo Boulevard, for the House of Hope.

Snider, Florence Ann
Florence Ann Snider - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2012 - Florence Ann Snider, 87, was born May 15, 1924, and passed away Feb. 17, 2012. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert Snider. Survived by her niece, Betty Sargent; cousins, Steve Spiess and Donald Hansen; godchildren, Joan Spiess and Maddox Santos; adopted family, Jim and Madeline, Jeff, Greg and Angie, Riley, Zane, and Maddox Santos; best friends, Patricia Firestone, Lorraine Glach and Bernice Krasovec. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, with entombment at Roselawn Mausoleum. Donations in her memory may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Snider, Helen Marie
Helen Marie Snider - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 2012 - Helen Marie Snider, 87, passed away July 14, 2012. Survived by her husband of almost 60 years, John Snider; daughters, Lenna Snider of Pueblo and Joan M. Snider of Santa Fe, N.M. Helen was born to Alden and Lena Hume in Jefferson County, Ohio, on Dec. 5, 1924. Helen and John were married Sept. 20, 1952, in Piqua, Ohio. She worked as an elementary public school teacher. Member of First Presbyterian Church. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Snider, Rachael Rose
Rachael Rose Snider - Pueblo Chieftain - February 9, 2012 - Rachael Rose Snider, from her mothers arms to the care of Our Lord on Feb. 5, 2012. Born on Oct. 18, 1985. Survived by her mother, Christine Snider; and children, Lee Loo and Michael; aunts and uncles, Dianne and Anthony Cantu, Pat and Claude Radford, Shelly and Fred Shisler and Clint Snider. Also survived by her special cousins, Jessica Erik and Austin Shisler; best friend, Katie Hollis; numerous cousins and friends. Rachael was a beautiful, unique person. She loved to draw and loved the time spent with her children. Her presence and beautiful smile will be greatly missed. Service at 1:30 p.m., Thursday Feb. 9, 2012 at Fellowship of the Rockies.

Snider, Robert
Robert Snider - Pueblo Indicator - January 28, 1939 - Robert Snider Passed Away - Robert Snider, a resident of this city for more than 40 years, died at the family residence 1213 E. Evans avenue, January 23rd, following a brief illness from pneumonia. He was well known here and many friends testify to his good qualities and attended the funeral, which was held Wednesday. Re. F.J. Irvin of the United Presbyterian church officiated. He is survived by his widow and several near relatives.

Sniff, Jerry
Jerry Sniff - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2010 - Jerry Sniff, 57, passed away Feb. 10, 2010. Preceded in death by his mother, Frances. Jerry is survived by his two daughters, Leslie (Jeremiah) Rojas and Stephanie (Will) Rose; his grandchildren, Jeremy and Miah Rojas; his father, Les; his brothers, Reg (Jeanne), Ron (Linda), Don (Jody) Sniff; and his sister, Carol (Cordell) Brown. After graduating from South High School, Jerry went to work at the steel mill, where he worked for over 30 years, spending much of his time working at the tube mill and later at the rail mill. Jerry enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting and competition darts. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, Broadway Christian Church, 206 Broadway. There will be a benefit dart tournament and spaghetti/pizza dinner at 11 a.m. Feb. 27, at DJ' s Pizzeria, 190 W. Palmer Lake Blvd. in Pueblo West.

Sniff, Leslie E.
Leslie "Les" E. Sniff - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 2010 - Leslie "Les" E. Sniff, 83, departed this life on Dec. 8, 2010. Preceded in death by his wife, Frances; and son, Jerry. Les leaves behind his sons, Reg, Ron (Linda), Don (Jody); and daughter, Carol (Cordell) Brown; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind a very special friend, Phyllis Rawles. Born in Mesick, Mich., Les left for Colorado in 1954, where he began working as a CF&I Steel Mill craneman. Being the type of person who tried to help people, he was always finding ways to make things better and safer. He was best known for his terms as president of the United Steelworkers Union 2102, where he took great pride in representing his fellow workers. Les enjoyed the outdoors, including all forms of hunting and fishing. After retirement in 1988, he took special interest in treasure hunting for gold nuggets and meteorites in Arizona. His collection grew and shrank as he shared his treasures with ones he loved. Les Sniff is gone now but his spirit will live on forever. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. today; funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, both at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Snodgrass, Floy Lee
Floy Lee Snodgrass - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 2011 - Floy Lee Snodgrass was born on Oct. 17, 1920, to John Franklin and Louise (Combs) Hagar in Boswell, Ark. She passed away on July 14, 2011, at the age of 90, at the Regent Park Care Center in Holyoke, Colo. Floy graduated from Calico Rock High School in Arkansas. She met William Page Snodgrass and they were married on Sept. 2, 1960, in Pueblo, Colo. After they married, they moved to Amarillo, Texas, where they lived for 30 years and made numerous friends. Floy worked for the railroad and retired in 1970. Floy loved music and was blessed with the ability to play the piano and organ by ear. She was a great homemaker and she loved to cook and sew. Floy loved her family more than anything ' ” she was everyone's friend and enjoyed telling stories of her life and of her friends' experiences in life. Floy was preceded in death by her parents, John and Louise Hagar; sisters, Beatrice (Hagar) Bagwell and Neva (Hagar) Carrico; and one brother, Walton Sylvester Hagar. She is survived by her husband, William ' Bill'  Page Snodgrass; and her sister, Johnie Faye (Hagar) Fitzsimmons. The funeral service was held on Monday, July 18, 2011, at Baucke Funeral Chapel in Holyoke, Colo. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. today, July 19, 2011, at Mountain View Cemetery in Pueblo, Colo. Arrangements by Baucke Funeral Home.

Snodgrass, William Page
William "Bill" Page Snodgrass - Pueblo Chieftain - January 5, 2013 - William "Bill" Page Snodgrass, 92, Holyoke, formerly of Pueblo, Jan. 2. Baucke Funeral Home, Holyoke.

Snook, Robert Arthur
Robert Arthur Snook - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 2009 - Robert Arthur Snook, 91, born on Oct. 7, 1918, in Pueblo, Colo., passed away on Nov. 24, 2009, in Castle Rock, Colo. Robert is survived by his son, Gary Snook; grandchildren, Todd and Brent Snook; and great-grandchildren, Danica and Hanna Snook. Robert served during World War II in the U.S. Navy, and later retired from the railroad. He loved bowling, hunting, roping and water skiing. He will be greatly missed. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society or Alzheimer' s Association. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements through George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Snow, Herbert
Herbert ' Chuck'  Snow - Pueblo Chieftain - June 3, 2013 - Herbert ' Chuck'  Snow, 73, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 29, 2013. He is survived by his special friend of 23 years, Victoria; his daughter, Gail Ann Snow; five stepchildren; and sister Karen. At his request, cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel.

Snow, Jack William
Jack William Snow - Trinidad Times Independent - March 3, 2013 - Jack William Snow, Mining engineer, superintendent - Jack William Snow passed away Feb. 22, 2013, in Pueblo. He was born March 24, 1929, in Canon City to Rosalia and Fred Snow. After graduation from Canon City High School in 1947, military service in the U.S. Army, 1947-50, and graduation from Tri-State University in 1955, Jack worked for CF&I for 30 years as a Mining Engineer and later Superintendent of the Allen Mine west of Trinidad. Jack enjoyed a vigorous outdoor life playing tennis, golf, gardening, and fishing. He volunteered at the Colorado Welcome Center in Trinidad, provided free income tax prep through VITA, served on the Las Animas County Economic Development Board and was a member of the United Methodist Church in Trinidad. Jack was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle. He was preceded in death by his brother Roy of Pueblo and sister Evelyn of Canon City. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara; two sons, Robert (Jeanne) and Paul (Debra); four grandchildren (John, Michelle, Jackie, Brett); three great grandchildren; sisters-in-law Loretta Dow, Virginia Lewis; and numerous nephews, nieces, and friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 2nd at 10:30 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church in Trinidad. A reception will follow at the church. Donations in Jack' s memory may be made to Noah' s Ark Animal Shelter or the A.R. Mitchell Museum both in Trinidad.

Snow, Mary Nell
Mary Nell Snow - Pueblo Chieftain - October 2, 2011 - Mary Nell Snow, 86, passed away peacefully Sept. 5, 2011, at Legacy Home in Englewood, Colo. The youngest of five siblings, Mary Nell was born to Francis Eugene Crawford and Nell Agnes Seip on Nov. 16, 1924, in Canon City, Colo. She grew up in Canon City and graduated from Saint Scholastica Academy. Mary Nell married the late Roy Myron Snow in 1950 in Canon City. They raised their family in Pueblo and were happily married for 52 years until his death in 2003. A lover of reading, Mrs. Snow worked at The Pueblo Regional Library until her retirement in 1986. She was an active member of Christ the King Parish. Her life' s greatest joy was found in the roles of loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Mrs. Snow is survived by her five children, Karolyn Snow (Joe Rook) and Barbara (Terry) Tekip of Denver; Judy (John) Montera of Pueblo; David (Gary Eyler) of Burbank, Calif.; and Nancy (Jeff) Smith of San Antonio, Texas; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Gene Crawford of Canon City; brother-in-law, Jack (Barbara) Snow of Trinidad, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mrs. Snow to PAWS For Life, 800 N. Pueblo Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81003; or St. Jude Children' s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 13, 2011, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Canon City. Inurnment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery.

Snyder, Albert Glen
Albert Glen Snyder - Pueblo Chieftain - April 7, 2010 - Albert Glen Snyder, of Glendale, Ariz., formerly of Pueblo, born April 26, 1933, passed away April 1, 2010, at the age of 76. He is survived by his daughters, Denise (David) Matott and Tracie (Adam) Zimmerman; son, Brian (Tammy) Snyder; seven grandchildren, Matt, Joe, Sarah, Brandy, Justin, Jessica and Nikki; and his first great- grandchild due in May, Malakai. Al was a veteran of the United States Army. He loved playing golf and cards, and a good joke. Family and friends will be received at the home of Brian and Tammy, 165A Kingsley Ave. from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 9.

Snyder, Anna
Anna J. Snyder - Pueblo Chieftain - August 5, 2012 - Anna J. Snyder, passed away Aug. 2, 2012, in Pueblo. She was born Feb. 8, 1914, in Walsenburg, to Anthony and Anna J. Blatnik, and had lived in Pueblo since 1962. She was employed at the Southern Colorado Power Company as a customer clerk for many years. She was a Past Worthy Matron of Gold Nugget Chapter O.E.S. in Cripple Creek, and a longtime member of Ascension Episcopal Church in Pueblo. Anna enjoyed spending time with her family and fishing. Preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Snyder; her children, Edward and Elizabeth; her siblings, Anthony, Louis and Henry Blatnik, and Marion and Lillian Cline. She is survived by her son, Dennis (Joanne) of Pueblo; her good friend, Shirley Stupar; and several nieces and nephews. Special thank you to Life Care Center, Nurses Stations 1 and 2 for the loving care Anna received during her last six years. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at Ascension Episcopal Church, 420 W. 18th, with Rev. Vaughan McTernan officiating. Inurnment will be in the Victor Cemetery at a later date. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers and asks that donations be made to the Ascension Episcopal Church.

Snyder, Hiram
Hiram Snyder - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 18, 1901 - News Notes From Pueblo - The funeral of the late Hiram Snyder will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o' clock from the late home, 1628 Lincoln avenue, and will be under the auspices of the Odd Fellows.

Snyder, J. N.
J. N. Snyder - Pueblo Indicator - June 26, 1915 - Pioneer Killed By Lightening - Colorado Springs - J. N. Snyder, a pioneer resident of this city, was instantly killed by a bolt of lightening, twenty miles southeast of Colorado Springs.

Snyder, Jean S.
Jean S. Snyder - Pueblo Chieftain - May 1, 2009 - Jean S. Snyder passed away at age 90 on Wednesday, April 15, 2009, in her Salida, Colo., home. Jean, daughter of Charles Sowers and Goldie Ree Lewis, was born on the family farm in Johnsville, Ohio, on Aug. 23, 1918. In 1940, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio. She later attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and earned a Master's in Library Science degree in 1942. Jean was married to childhood sweetheart, David J. Snyder on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 1943. She had two sons, Jeff (1949) and Steve (1951). In addition to being a devoted mother, Jean worked for the Mansfield Public Library and volunteered for the Pueblo Public Library after the family relocated to Pueblo, Colo., from Ohio in 1963. While always appreciating her Ohio farm roots, she and Dave added Colorado to their love affair after living in Manitou Springs briefly during World War II while Dave trained at Camp Carson. Dave and Jean retired to Salida in 1978. She was preceded in death by Dave, her husband of 63 years; and son, Jeff. She is survived by her brother, Harry Sowers of Willard, Ohio; son, Steve of Centennial, Colo.; daughter-in-law, Barb Snyder of Salida; and grandsons, Barry, Kurt, Wes and Eric. Known for her quiet demeanor, gentle spirit, inner strength, selflessness, excellent pies and millions of chocolate chip cookies, Jean will be missed by those left behind who had the privilege of knowing her. Memorial gifts are encouraged to be directed to the Ark-Valley Humane Society, 710 Gregg Drive, Buena Vista, CO 81211, the Angel of Shavano Hospice, 301 Oak St., Salida, CO 81201 or the Church of the Ascension at 349 E St., Salida, CO 81201.

Snyder, M. H.
M. H. Snyder - Pueblo Indicator - September 25, 1937 - Rye - Mrs. Don Nuby, from California, and Mrs. Ray Stewart from Westcliffe were called here to attend the funeral of their father, M. H. Snyder, who died in Pasadena last Friday. Funeral services were held in Pueblo Monday.

Sobe, Bruce O.
Bruce O. Sobe - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2012 - Bruce O. Sobe, 78, passed away peacefully and left to be with the Lord on Feb. 8, 2012. Preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Annabelle Sobe. Survived by his son, Jay; grandson, Kai Sobe of Honolulu; daughter, Kim; son-in-law, Richard; and granddaughter, Madisen Martinez of Aurora, Colo. Bruce was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 6, 1933. Upon graduation from Lakewood High School, Bruce served five years in the United States Navy. Bruce returned to Cleveland and was a police officer in the 1960s. Soon after, Bruce married and later became vice president of Maurer Brothers Plumbing until he and the family moved to Pueblo West in 1978. Bruce worked at the South Side Kmart until he retired in 1997. Bruce was an avid motorcycle rider and enjoyed the mountains of Colorado. He loved his black lab, Buck, for 17 years. Upon retirement, Bruce spent his time visiting Hawaii and his family in Aurora. Bruce spent the last nine months of his life being taken care of by the wonderful staff at University Park Care Center. Bruce truly will be missed by his family and friends.

Sobiesk, James
James Sobiesk - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 2011 - James Sobiesk, 68, returned to the Lord on Nov. 29, 2011. Preceded in death by son, Martin Sobiesk; parents, Martin and Mary Sobiesk; brother, the Rev. Martin Sobiesk, OSM; sister, Mary Lou Thompson; nephew, Ralph Thompson, all of Chicago, Ill. Survived by children, Monica (Todd) Blanchard and Peter (Laurel) Sobiesk; grandchildren, Taylor Blanchard and Porter Sobiesk; siblings, Alice (Stan) Thomas and Gerald Sobiesk; plus many nieces and nephews. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, Sacred Heart Cathedral. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jim's memory to Pueblo Historic Aircraft Museum, 31001 Magnuson Ave., Pueblo, CO 81001.

Sodamann, Lois
Lois Sodamann - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 2012 - Lois Sodamann, 71, born to Joseph and Fern Burke on Dec. 20, 1940, in Oshkosh, Neb., went to be with the Lord on July 10, 2012, in Pueblo, Colo. She was preceded in death by her parents. Lois is survived by her husband of 45 years, Fred; daughters, Gretchen Sodamann and Greta Sodamann; sister, Wanda ' Skip'  (Pete) Peters; best friend, Janie Decker; numerous nieces, nephews and many wonderful lifelong friends and family. Lois was a graduate of St. Francis School of Nursing. She loved taking care of her family, gardening, the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Denver Broncos. Funeral service, 10 a.m., Saturday July 14, 2012, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth, Pueblo, CO. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements, Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Soderberg, Patricia A.
Patricia A. "Nanny" Soderberg - Pueblo Chieftain - July 14, 2011 - Patricia A. "Nanny" Soderberg, 78, went to be with the Lord July 11, 2011. Patricia was a loving sister, mother, grandmother, great- grandmother and friend. She will be missed by her little sidekick, Bella Marie. A gathering of friends and family will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 16, 2011, at Mineral Palace Park. Arrangements through Imperial Funeral Home.

Soderholm, Ida
Ida Soderholm - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1955 - Ida Soderholm, Wednesday, at Gunnison, Colo. Wife of Emil Walter Soderholm, retired county judge, who survives at the family home in Lake City, Colo., where the couple has lived for 64 years. Rosary recitation 7:39 p.m. Friday, Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Requiem Mass, 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. To Roselawn. Davis Memorial Chapel

Sofore, Antone
Antone Sofore - Colorado Republican - April 18, 1907 - John Mindecelli, who killed Antone Sofore at Pueblo some weeks ago, will claim that he had a brainstorm on and his windmill was out of gear.

Sohrt, Sandra Louise
Sandra Louise Sohrt - Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 2008 - Sandra Louise Curtsinger Sohrt passed away Aug 24, 2008 in Pueblo. Sandra was born July 31, 1969 in Pueblo and was a graduate of Centennial High School. She was preceded in death by her 3 sets of grandparents, her step father Russell McGee, her brother William Curtsinger and son-in-law Nick Heine. Her survivors include her husband Martin Sohrt, of Co Springs, her mother Leora McGee and her father Donald Lucken, both of Pueblo, daughters: Shannon, Heather and Laura Walton and Melissa Heine, sons: Josh Walton, Paul Walton Jr., all of Pueblo, Matthew, Kyle and Timothy Sohrt, of Co Springs, 3 granddaughters Nichole and Rebecca Heine and Brealyn Walton, her brothers: John McGee, of CA, James Curtsinger, of Pueblo and Roy and Walter Lucken of MN, sisters: Diana Castro, of Pueblo, Gwendolyn and Donnelle Lucken, of MN, her in-laws: John and Marilyn Sohrt, her aunt Leona Seal as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including Vickie Burris and Maura May. Visitation for Sandra will be held from Noon until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 27th. at the Davis Mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 10 am on Thursday, August 28, 2008 in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Rev Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Interment will follow in the Imperial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to Pike peak Hospice or to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Sandra' s name.

Sojka, Tamara J.
Tamara J. Sojka - Pueblo Chieftain - November 7, 2009 - Tamara J. Sojka, 46, passed away suddenly on Nov. 5, 2009. She was preceded in death by Bill, Walena, Louise and Maxienn Cox. She is survived by her longtime companion and husband, John; children, Jason (Sara) Cox, Tonya (Tyrone) Jackson; grandchildren, Paige Figlioli, Tyrone Jr. and Ty' ana Jackson; father, Wayland Max Cox; mother, Cathy Roberts; siblings, Mike Hagen and Terry Cox; many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. To know Tamara was to love her. She will be loved and missed by all who knew her. Cremation with no services at Tamara' s request. Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Joni Fair Hospice House. Arrangements under the direction of Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Sola, Fred Louis
Fred Louis Sola - Trinidad Times Independent - August 16, 2011 - Fred Louis Sola was born in Wooten Feb. 26, 1918, to parents Margaret Ferdinando and Rocco Sola. He was the youngest of three children: Pete and Mary were his siblings. He passed away at home on his ranch in Starkville on Aug. 16, 2011, surrounded by his family. The family moved to Hastings for a short time before moving to Starkville. His parents and his Uncle Andy Boldini bought the family ranch in 1925. Growing up, Fred helped work the ranch milking cows and making cheese and butter. He often talked about the times that he delivered this milk, cheese and butter to the bustling mining town of Starkville. As he made his daily deliveries, he learned to speak several Italian dialects and Spanish. The family also raised cattle and provided meat to the company stores in Morley and Starkville. As a young man, Fred showed Hereford cattle at the National Stock Show in Denver. Fred attended elementary Memorials school at Central Starkville School and graduated from Trinidad High School in 1936. He went to work for Barney's Garage as a mechanic where he met Josephine Iuppa. They were married at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinidad Sept. 8, 1945. He began working for Ozzello Construction as a mechanic before going to work at the Allen Mine where he was a mechanic in the shop for many years. Sidles Company (C & M) hired Fred as a machinist/mechanic to run their shop. In 1968, he joined the staff at Trinidad State Junior College as an Auto Mechanic instructor. Because of his experience in farming, he was asked to start a Farm Equipment Mechanics program at the college. Fred then developed a program for Heavy Equipment Mechanics and was the instructor for that program until his retirement in 1984. Fred was often approached by his former students who thanked him for all that he taught them. During all of this time, Fred continued to work his family ranch where he and Josephine raised three children: Carol, Margaret, and Fred. After raising Hereford cattle all his life, in 1996 Fred began developing a herd of Blonde d'Acquatine cattle. The gentle nature of this breed, led him to purchase his first cow and calf pairs. He found great solace in walking among them and talking quietly to them. Although Fred always spent time raising his family and working hard, his creative nature influenced his many diverse hobbies. Fred developed an interest in woodworking when he was in high school where he made his first floor and table lamp. He always had a woodworking shop and most recently made an oak table and chair set for the kitchen. Fred started making saddles and working with leather as a young man. He was well known in the community for his saddle-making ability. As a 4-H leader, he shared this knowledge and skills with many young people. When Trinidad State Junior College offered classes in engraving and knife making, Fred jumped at the chance to learn these arts. While watching PBS, he developed an interest in working with stained glass. As with much of what Fred did, he taught himself this fine art. In 1995, Fred again became a student by taking a class in bronze casting where he made his first sculpture. While he was taking classes, he was asked to assist Ben Johnson, the instructor. Ben, Fred, and Ken Spurlock worked together to cast the Trinidad State Junior College Mascot. Over the years, he has sculpted and casted many bronze pieces, most of which were made in threes, so each of his children could have one. Fred's Italian heritage made winemaking a part of his life. Several times a year, Fred would also make Italian sausage using an old family recipe. Although he shared his sausage, the recipe is still a well kept secret. Many people enjoyed visiting with Fred since he had many stories to share and a wealth of knowledge about the Italian heritage and the history of Trinidad and the coal mines in the surrounding areas. A chance meeting with Giusi Ferrero Merlino, who was visiting from Italy looking for relatives from Starkville, encouraged him to visit Italy. Fred and his two daughters made a trip to Italy in 2001 where they spent time with Giusi and her mother Marta. During this visit, they also met Fred's first cousin Santina Sola and her daughter Rosa (Primo) Rossi and their children Nadia and Marco. Fred lived his life as a devoted, husband and father, influencing the lives of his children. But he also shared his vast knowledge of many things with students and friends. He never stopped learning, nor did he stop teaching. He was an amazing man who touched the lives of many people. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Josephine; brother, Pete (Jewell); sister, Mary Ozzello (Angelo); his brothers and sisters-in-law, Batista Iuppa, Barney (Betty) Iuppa, Jim Iuppa, Jenny (Al) Falchi, Mary Iuppa, and Nancy (Chuck) DiFatta. In addition to his children, Fred is survived by daughter-in-law, Wanda (Mantelli) Sola and son-in-law Ron Scribner, sisters-in-law, Rosemary Iuppa and Helen (Clyde) Monnet; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews, as well as, many special friends. A Rosary was recited the Mullare - Murphy Funeral Home Thursday, Aug. 18. The Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 19 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with interment to follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are: Tony Armijo, Dick Taylor, Tony Pachelli, Gary Madrid, Jim Mangino, and Bob Holder. The family has requested that donations be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or St. Vincent DePaul in lieu of flowers. He was a man of few words, but when he spoke, what he said was inspiring. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Solano, Alfred Frank
Alfred "Frank" Solano - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 2009 - Alfred "Frank" Solano, born March 11, 1942; went to be with the Lord unexpectedly Aug. 21, 2009. Cremation has taken place. There will be no viewing. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, St. Pius X.

Solano, Arthur Theodore
Arthur Theodore "Art" Solano - Farmington Daily Times - June 29, 2011 - Arthur Theodore "Art" Solano, Dec. 25, 1923 - June 27, 2011 - Arthur Theodore "Art" Solano, 87, of Farmington passed away early Monday, June 27, 2011, at San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington. Art was born Dec. 25, 1923, in Trinidad, Colo., the son of Eloy J. Solano and Lita Lopez Solano. Art entered the U.S. Army on Nov. 16, 1943, and served until July 30, 1947. He received the World War II Victory Ribbon and the American Theater Ribbon. Art and Lita Lopez were married Dec. 1, 1943, at St. Augustine Church in Antonito, Colo. Art was a retired peace officer and welder. He worked for many years for the Allen Theaters and especially the old Valley Drive-In in Farmington. He enjoyed fishing, music, woodworking and being with family. Art was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Elminda Wickman; brother, Henry Solano; and two grandchildren. Art leaves behind his wife, Anna Solano; son, Cicelo Solano and gal pal, Emily; daughter, Jean Solano Scarpellini and husband, John; sister; Joy Andrew; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Art will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at Brewer, Lee & Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St. in Farmington. Funeral services are pending. Interment will be at Memory Gardens, 6917 E. Main St. in Farmington. Pallbearers are Anthony Medrano, Joseph Medrano, Shane Quevedo, Joseph Solano, George Chota and Jake McFarland. Honorary pallbearers are John Scarpellini, Cicelo Solano, and Alex Cote. Arrangements are with Brewer, Lee & Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St. in Farmington, (505) 325-8688.

Solano, Autumn
Autumn Solano - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 2011 - Autumn Solano. Baby Autumn, conceived on Sept. 2, 2011, died in the womb eight weeks later. Will be sadly missed by father, Ryan; and mother, Kimberly Solano; grandparents, Ed and Carmen Martinez, Jason and Caroline Solano. Revelation 21:3-4. Service, 1 p.m. Nov. 26, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah' s Witnesses, 2203 E. 13th. Pueblo, Colo. Speaker, Patrick McLellan.

Solano, George B.
George B. Solano - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2013 - George B. Solano, 69, of Pueblo, surrendered his life peacefully to the Lord on May 19, 2013. George was preceded in death by his parents, John and Frances Solano; sisters, Frances Martinez and Ramona Santillanez; and special friend, Sally Martinez. He leaves to cherish his memory, his children, Yolanda (Mike) Ferris, George Solano Jr., Ron Solano, Christine (John) Romero and Annie Martinez; daughter-in- law, Arlene Solano; grandchildren, Monique (Julian), Keshia (Marlon), Ron (Michelle), Christopher, Jerika, Erica (Mike), Jared and Jennifer; great-grandchildren, Mikayla, Jaidin, Isaiah and Entania; and siblings, Anita, John, Gilbert and Sarah. George will be missed by all who loved him, for his giving and loving heart, his appetite for food and his craving for sweets. A special thanks to our mother for the love and care she gave to our dad. Viewing, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Family Worship Center. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Solano, Jacqueline Marie
Jacqueline Marie Solano - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2013 - Jacqueline Marie Solano, 20, of Pueblo went to be with the Lord May 17, 2013. She is survived by her mother, Brenda Solano; brother, Josh (Christine Valdez) Solano; sister, Kristina (Sean Trujillo) Solano; grandparents, John and Inez Solano; uncles, Brian (Paula) Solano and Shawn Solano; and extended family and friends. Rosary with Celebration of Life, 6 p.m. Wednesday, at Romero Chapel, and Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at Christ the King Church. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Hall following rosary and church hall following Mass.

Solano, Lillian
Lillian Solano - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2009 - Lillian Solano, 92, went home to heaven on Dec. 15, 2009. Preceded in death by husband, Fred Solano; son, Frank Solano; daughter, Veronica Romero; and numerous family members. Survived by children, Annie (Reggie) Weerman, Dave Solano, Jerry (Diane) Solano, Jim (Carrie) Solano, Frances (Dale) Albo and Marylou Solano; sister, Beatrice Roybal; brothers, Alfred Trujillo and Maxie Trujillo; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and other family members. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. today, Imperial Funeral Home. Mass, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Christ the King Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.

Solano, Lydia R. Guadalupe
Lydia R. Guadalupe Solano - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 2009 - Lydia R. Guadalupe Solano, 32, lifetime Avondale resident, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 21, 2009, at Parkview Medical Center. Lydia was born Aug. 6, 1977, in Grand Junction. Lydia was a mariachi vocalist with the Mariachi Tenampa of Albuquerque, N.M., appearing in concerts throughout Colorado and New Mexico. She is the daughter of Victor E. and JoAnn Solano; sister of Shanna Solano; godmother of Mario and Latosha Benegas and Kahea Solano; many fans and friends to include Abogado Pedro Rael, producer of the Lydia Solano concerts, Luis Trevizo, Lorena Tapia, Shirley Pacheco, Sue Kovacich, Maria Corral, Sandra Moncivaiz, Lizzie and Liz Solano. She loved her music and pleasing her fans. She sang for former Colorado Gov. Roy Romer at a special Denver concert and also made an appearance on Telemundo Television. She also sang for the late Antonio Aguilar and was signed with Alta Vista Records and John Wagner Studios. Lydia was first runner-up in the 1995 Fiesta Day Celebration. She also was known as Nunes, Lids, Flower, and our Hita everybody' s Mariachi Singer. She enjoyed cartoons, her favorite, Speedy Gonzales. Preceded in death by her grandparents, Oscar and Catalina Armijo and Luis B. and Sinforosa Solano; two aunties, Linda Armijo Tafoya and Virginia Sigmund; several other aunts and uncles; godfathers, Joe and Frank Marquez; other relatives and friends. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Friday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, with Father William Gleeson as celebrant, assisted by Deacon Paul Villegas, both services at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Avondale. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery, Avondale.

Solano, Nettie
Nettie Solano - 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.

Solano, Ralph
Ralph Solano - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 1999 - Our Past Century, 1928 - 1929 - Black Thursday Sends Glory Years Crashing Down - On Feb. 14, 1929, seven Chicago gangsters were slain by a firing squad of rivals, some wearing police uniforms, in what would be remembered as the Valentine's Day Massacre. Two months later, known members of Trinidad bootleg gangs were questioned in connection with the killing of Ralph Solano and his wife. "The couple was taken 'for a ride' early yesterday, shot and their bullet-torn bodies thrown on the highway three miles east of here (Trinidad)," the Pueblo Star Journal reported.

Solano, Ralph (Mrs.)
Mrs. Ralph Solano - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 1999 - Our Past Century, 1928 - 1929 - Black Thursday Sends Glory Years Crashing Down - On Feb. 14, 1929, seven Chicago gangsters were slain by a firing squad of rivals, some wearing police uniforms, in what would be remembered as the Valentine's Day Massacre. Two months later, known members of Trinidad bootleg gangs were questioned in connection with the killing of Ralph Solano and his wife. "The couple was taken 'for a ride' early yesterday, shot and their bullet-torn bodies thrown on the highway three miles east of here (Trinidad)," the Pueblo Star Journal reported.

Solano, Raymond Phillips
Raymond ' Gizmo'  Phillips Solano - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2013 - Raymond ' Gizmo'  Phillips Solano, 23, passed into the Lord' s arms on Jan. 24, 2013. Beloved and cherished son of Nancy Solano of Pueblo and the late Jason Matthew Phillips. Survived by his mother, Nancy; his brothers, Eli (Stephanie) Solano and their children, Kade and Elijah, Charles Solano, Jordan Salinas and family, Caynen (Rebecca) Wills; aunts and uncles, Mary Nieves, James Hall and family to include Christopher (Nina) and their children, Christina and CJ, Clay (Elissa) Hall and their children, Jolena (Shan) Peachee; and special cousins, Serrayea, Kage, Emily and Evan, James L. (Seena) Phillips III and family, John (Lisa) Phillips and family, Kristen Phillips Cullen, Debbie Vawter and her sons, Curt Vawter and his sons, and his beloved grandmother, Virginia Phillips. He was also very special to the Tafoya and Baros families and many, many special friends to include Mikey and Dustin. Preceded in death by his father, Jason Matthew Phillips; his grandparents, Mary and Richard Vawter; uncle, Rick Vawter; and many, many close friends. Gizmo loved spending time with his mama, his brothers, Grandma Ginger and his friends. He loved skateboarding, fighting and his grandma' s apple pies. He will be greatly missed by all. ' United We Stand, Divided We Fall. We are Solano Strong.'  Memorial service to be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. 2013, at Broadway Christian Church, 206 Broadway, Pueblo, Colo. Friends and family are invited to gather at 4 p.m. on Friday at the skatepark.

Solano, Sinforosa S.
Sinforosa S. Solano - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 2009 - Sinforosa S. Solano, 100. Our beloved mother, grandmother, the matriarch of the Solano family, passed away peacefully, at her Avondale home Oct. 14, 2009. She was born Nov. 18, 1908, in La Liendre, N.M., to the union of Emiterio Sedillos and Isabel Aragon, who both preceded her in death, along with her spouses, Luis B. Solano and Francisco Moncivaiz; her children, Joe Moncivaiz, Flora Urioste, Isaac Moncivaiz, Cecilia Lopez, Emma Sedillos and Juanita Roybal; sons-in-law, Johnny Lopez, Gilbert Lopez, Adonio Urioste; and 20 other children and five stepchildren. Sinforosa was the oldest living resident of the Avondale community. She loved spending time with family, music, scratch tickets, smoking cigarettes, working outdoors. She made the best bread and rice pudding. Sinforosa is survived by her loving children, Fermin (Jennie) Moncivaiz, Annabelle (Rey) Bustamante, Victor E. (JoAnn) Solano, Epimenio (Liz) Solano, Thomas A. (Joyce) Solano; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; best friend, Lupe Vigil; other relatives and friends. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary and funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, both services at Sacred Heart Church, Avondale, con-celebrants, the Rev. William Gleeson and the Rev. Kevin Bachmann, OSB, assisted by Deacon Paul Villegas. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery.

Solano, Stella
Stella Solano - Trinidad Times - April 19, 2012 - Stella Solano, Wife, mother, grandmother, school teacher - Stella Solano, 88, died Monday, March 19, 2012, at Aurora' s Colorado State Veterans Home at Fitzsimons. Stella was born July 4, 1923, to Raymond and Veneranda Martinez. She grew up in Trinidad alongside her brother, Ray, during the Great Depression. Though times were tough, she later spoke highly of her childhood. After graduating from Trinidad High School, Stella studied vocal music at university of Denver before her father' s illness caused her to return to Trinidad. She continued her studies at Trinidad State junior College and graduated with an associate' s degree. Her true love was Ralph Solano, who she met in Trinidad when she was 16. They later married and had six children together. Their life together was a union of two special hearts. The pair had many passions, one of which was travel and exploration. Stella was an elementary school teacher who worked in Aguilar, Cokedale, Jansen and Trinidad. After retiring in 1975 as a Head Start teacher, she cared for her children and grandchildren and volunteered at Trinidad' s Welcome Center. She was an avid reader, and loved sipping her coffee as she enjoyed books and movies. A sports and gaming enthusiast, she was a bowler, a golfer and loved a card games and television game shows. Stella' s true talent was as a vocalist and music was an important part of her life. Because of her, music is important to her family as well. A talented musician and music lover, she played piano and sang in many Trinidad choirs through the decades. Stella and Ralph had been married 56 years when he died in November 2000. She stayed in Trinidad for a few years before moving to Aurora. At the Colorado State Veterans Home, she stayed active with many daily activities and with her still-growing family in Trinidad and the Denver metropolitan area. She is survived by her five children, Gary (Paula) Solano, Marty Solano, Jim (Paula Alexander) Solano and Marquita (George) Griego. She also is survived by 10 grandchildren: Gary (Evie) Solano, Pam (Gabe) Esquibel, Cheri (Sean) Donegan, Greg (Tina) Guzzo, Gail Guzzo, Salina Griego, Allison (Matt) Ritz, Erin (Saul) Arreola-Santana, Dylan Solano and Jesse Solano. Stella' s great-grandchildren are Courtney Solano, Lauren Solano, Gabby Esquibel, Jalyn Guzzo, Jessalyn Guzzo, Jordyn Guzzo, Jayson Guzzo, Aiden Ritz and Liliana Arreola-Santana. Stella was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her youngest daughter, Felice, in 1994. She was very proud of the birthday she shared with America' s Independence Day and was always pleased so many celebrated with her. She is truly unforgettable and will be dearly missed. A funeral service was at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at Holy Trinity Church followed by burial at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Solis-Astorga, Pedro
Pedro Solis-Astorga - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2011 - Pedro Solis-Astorga, 45, passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 12, 2011. He was born June 29, 1965, in Carmargo, Chihuahua, Mexico, to the union of Santos and Merced (Astorga) Solis. His father, Santos Solis, preceded him in death. Pedro worked at El Dorado Stone. His biggest joy was spending time with his mother, whom he loved dearly, being with his family for gatherings, walks in the park, shopping, dancing and going to the horse races. Pedro is survived by his mother, Merced Astorga; son, Elder (Danielle) Solis; siblings, Martin (Elva) Solis, Ramona (Martin Ramos) Solis, Severiana (Manuel) Solis, Josefina (Salvador Lozoya) Solis and Lucia (Juan Lozoya) Solis; granddaughter, Mercedes Solis; godchildren, Jesus Gonzales and Ashley Solis; special friend, Bertha Martinez; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Rosary vigil, 6 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday; both at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church with Father Jose Vigil as celebrant. Interment in Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Solis-Romero, Rita P.
Rita P. Solis-Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 2011 - Rita P. Solis-Romero, 70, of Pueblo West, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 27, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Romero; parents, Frank and Pauline Solis; and brothers, Frank Jr., Frank III and Arthur Solis. Rita is survived by her daughter, Pollyanna ' The Golden Child'  Solis; sister- in-law, Lorraine ' Chica'  Solis; ' her favorite,'  Frank (Elena) Solis IV; niece, Bridget Solis; nephew, Arthur (Christy) Solis Jr.; and numerous other nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday with rosary to follow at 6 p.m., Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Francis Xavier. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Sollee, L. Arlene
L. Arlene "Johnnie" Sollee - Pueblo Chieftain - March 2, 2012 - L. Arlene "Johnnie" Sollee passed away on Feb. 28, 2012. Survived by her children, Dr. Dan (Esther) Sollee of Colorado Springs, Leslie (Maurice) Weinreis of Morrison, and Renee (Naich) Cordo of Pueblo; grandchildren, Kyle (Freedom) Weinreis, Tina Sollee, Dan Jr. (Megan) Sollee; great-grandchildren, Samantha Jo and Frankie Cordo (who affectionately called Johnnie ' Ya Ya' ), Ashton and Quin Sollee; and her beloved cats, Lucky and Callie. Preceded in death by husband, Frank L. Sollee; daughter, Frankie A. Sollee; and granddaughter, Leslie Torrie. Johnnie was born in Horace, Kan., on Oct. 29, 1922, to Jess O. and Grace Johnson. During WWII, Johnnie worked at the Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco and later sold Royal Neighbors of America Insurance. She enjoyed square dancing, bowling, golf and especially spending time with her great-grandchildren. Johnnie was a member of the Daughters of the Nile and proud to be a Shriner' s Lady. Viewing from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday and funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, both in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Shriner' s Hospital, Sangre de Cristo Hospice or PAWS for Life through the funeral home.

Solony, Marilyn Emma Dawn
Marilyn Emma Dawn Solony - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2013 - Marilyn Emma Dawn Solony, June 7, 2013 to June 19, 2013. Survived by her parents, Dustin Solony and Sue Ann Roby; siblings, Mariah, Ayden, Alice; grandparents, Cindy and Cliff Bull, Pam Solony Robert Rodriguez, Theresa Roby, Shannon and Robert Shifflett; and great-grandparents, Anita and Sam Rodriguez; and numerous family and friends. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Romero Funeral Home.

Solorio, Dylan
Dylan Solorio - Pueblo Chieftain - February 1, 2012 - Dylan Solorio, 19, passed away Jan. 29, 2012. Survived by his parents, Frank (Betsi) Solorio and Tina Johnson; sister, Roxanne (Leon) Solorio; nephews, Steffen and Valentino; grandparents, Frank and Frances Solorio, Rocky Johnson and Pat Reese; aunts, Felicia (Jesse) Bertaud and Consuelo (Mike) Solorio; uncles, John Solorio, Carl (Aurora) Solorio, Daniel (Arlene) Solorio, Thomas Solorio and Uncle Red Dog; cousins, Racquel, Nick, Jessica, Xavier, Aaron, Silvia, Bianca, Carl, Christa, Dillon, Dashae and Kayleigh; close friends including, Isaac, Deron, RJ, Abbi, Caleb, Jade, Alexis, Helen, Andrea, Mary Ann, Teddy, Anthony, Melody, Sam, Darel and DarelAnn to name a few. Preceded in death by cousin, Max T. Bertaud; and aunts, Carol Czubernat, and Donna Solorio. Dylan enjoyed running, fishing, swimming, and basketball and was on the track, cross country and wrestling teams for Centennial High School where he graduated in 2011. He was a student at CSU-Pueblo, a lifeguard and worked for his dad's painting company, Pro Painting. Dylan had a million dollar smile and captivating green eyes. He was loved by all who knew him and touched the lives of many. He was the world's greatest uncle and best friend to many. Although he will be deeply missed, he will forever live in our hearts. Viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand Ave., with Msgr. Leonard Racki as celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Pueblo Suicide Prevention Center, in care of the funeral home.

Sommers, Christopher W.
Christopher W. Sommers - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 2000 - A 4-month-old infant who died Sunday under suspicious circumstances was a victim of child abuse, according to the Pueblo County Coroner. Christopher W. Sommers died at 3:34 p.m. Easter Sunday from bleeding on the brain, Coroner James Kramer said on Tuesday. He said Christopher's death certificate will read that the manner of death is pending investigation, but that the death was the result of ongoing child abuse. "The preliminary cause of death was subarachnoid hemorrhaging (bleeding on the brain) associated with acute and healing fractures of ribs and femur cause by child abuse," Kramer said. Kramer said Christopher died as the result of injuries received at an unknown location in Pueblo at the hands of an unknown person. Because some of the infant's injuries had begun to heal, Kramer said more medical tests were being conducted to determine a time period for the abuse. Deputy Chief Charlene Graham said Tuesday that the investigation into Christopher's death is being treated as a homicide probe. "It's our first homicide of the year," she said. "We made it one-third of the way, but not quite one-fourth of the way through the year." Graham, who heads the Pueblo Police Department's investigations division, and Sgt. Richard Lipich, head of juvenile investigations said the investigation is in an early stage. "We're still collecting a lot of medical evidence," Lipich said. "We're focusing on anybody who might have had access to the child." Police were dispatched to an apartment in the 1100 block of East Sixth Street about 2:30 p.m. Sunday to investigate a report of an infant who had stopped breathing. When they arrived, police found Christopher's mother, Nellie Sommers, 18, attempting to revive the baby with CPR. Christopher died about an hour later at Parkview hospital. Ms. Sommers told investigators that she had left the baby in the care of her fiancΓ©, Robert Whitworth, 20, while she went to a nearby store to buy baby formula. When she returned, Whitworth went into the bedroom and found the baby turning blue and not breathing. Ms. Sommers, Whitworth and other friends and relatives have been interviewed as part of the investigation. According to an obituary published in The Pueblo Chieftain on Wednesday, Whitworth was not Christopher's natural father.

Sommers, Marguerite
Marguerite Sommers - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2008 - Marguerite Sommers, 91, formerly of Walsenburg, passed away on April 25, 2008, in Hortonville, Wis. Survived by children, James and Luella; six grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Also survived by brothers, George Melonas, Milton Melonas and Bill Melonas; and a sister, Evangeline Naney. Preceded in death by parents, Nick and Anna Welsby Melonas; a brother, James; and three sisters, Mary, Helen and Janet. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, May 1, 2008, Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel, with burial at the Huerfano Masonic Cemetery, Walsenburg, Colo.

Sonneborn, Aaron
Aaron Sonneborn - Pueblo Indicator - November 12, 1938 - Aaron Sonneborn Passed Away - Aaron Sonneborn, born in 1859, and for 50 years a resident of Pueblo, died at a local hospital November 5, following a brief illness. For a long time he was secretary of the Roselawn Cemetery Association, and was known to practically all residents of the city who held him in high regard as he was numbered among its leading citizens. His wife died several years ago. Surviving him are two sons, Arthur Sonneborn of Detroit, Mich., and Robert Sonneborn of Cleveland, O., a sister, Mrs. Lina Lowenthal of Canton, O., a brother Lou Sonneborn of Wheeling, W.Va., and a brother-in-law, Ben Bergerman, Pueblo merchant. Four grandchildren also survive.

Sorenson, Steven
Steven Sorenson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 5, 2012 - Motorcyclist killed in crash - Buena Vista - A two vehicle accident last week claimed the life of a 53-year-old local man. According to the Colorado State Patrol, the accident occurred at 4:45 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Chaffee County Road 319 and Steele Drive. Steven Sorenson, who was driving a Yamaha scooter northbound on the county road, was killed. Sorenson did not stop at the stop sign and was struck in the intersection by a 1999 Kenworth semi-trailer driven by Gary Cuffe, 58, of Buena Vista, according to officials. Sorenson was ejected from the scooter and died at the scene of the accident, according to Corp. Kristin Galyean of the patrol.

Sorin, Matthew (Rev.)
Rev. Matthew Sorin - Central City Daily Register-Call - August 16, 1879 - Death of a Distinguished Divine - From the Colorado Springs Gazette - As will be seen by reference to the death notices, the Rev. Matthew Sorin, D.D., a clergyman well known to many of our citizens, died in Pueblo last Monday. Mr. Sorin was visiting in this last week, and appeared to be in excellent health. The cause of his death was a stroke of paralysis, from which he never rallied. The funeral services were held in the Methodist church at Pueblo last Tuesday afternoon. The funeral sermon was preached by the Rev. Dr. E. E. Edwards, president of the state agricultural college, and addresses were made by other clergymen.

Sotello, Bidal
Bidal ' Billy'  Sotello - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 2012 - Bidal ' Billy'  Sotello, 58, passed away July 25, 2012. He is survived by his sons, Ben and Dallas Sotello; grandchildren; three brothers and six sisters. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home.. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home. Imperial Funeral Home - July 29, 2012 - Bidal Sotello, August 27, 1953 - July 25, 2012 - Bidal "Billy" Sotello, went to be with our Lord, July 25, 2012. Known to family and friends as Billy. He was born August 27, 1953 in Lubbock Texas to the union of Augustin C. Sotelo and Amada T. Sotelo. But he grew up in Ogden, Utah. Billy is survived by the mother of his children and lifetime friend, Ernestine Benevidez; sons, Benjamin (Stephanie) Sotello, Dallas Sotello and Jason Lewis of Ogden, Utah; 8 grandchildren; siblings, Consuelo Ramirez, Augustina Sotelo, Augustin Sotelo, Jr., Yolanda (Juan) Diaz, San Juana "Janie" Sotelo, Moses (Julie) Sotelo, Ernestina "Tina" Sotelo-Lobato, Ponciano "Ponce" Sotelo, and Marie Christina (Jesus) Gonzales, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Billy is preceded in death by his parents, Augustin C. and Amada T. Sotelo, brother Eugene "Gino" Sotelo, sisters, Eloisa Zuniga-Sotelo and Adelina Quiroz. Billy enjoyed life to the fullest by spending time with his sons, and grandchildren. He was a very accomplished talented musician taught by his father and a unique guitarist with his own style. He enjoyed playing with numerous groups and cherished the music played with his brothers "Sotelo Brothers" and later changed the name to "Grupo Sotelo". Billy loved the style of Cumbias and always looked towards his brother Moses telling him, hey bro check out this grupo. Billy was an inspiration to the Pueblo Community through his music, and was inducted to the Pueblo Music Hall of Fame in November 2001.Billy passed on his legacy of music to his sons Ben and Dallas and other musicians. Other accomplishments to mention Billy gained a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Southern College in Sociology. Billy was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and a tribal member of the Texas Band of Yaqui Indians. Billy will be sadly missed by everyone that knew him including his dogs, Peaches, Jefe, and Achilles. The Sotelo family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Loir Winner RN, and Pat Martinez CNA for the loving care and support they provided to Billy. Funeral Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at Imperial Funeral Home. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Soto, Albert
Albert Soto - Tributes.com - June 2011- Albert Soto, 83, was born on June 14, 1928 and passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2011. Albert was a resident of Walsenburg, Colorado.

Soto, Ann
Ann Soto - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 2009 - Ann Soto, 87, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 10, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rafeil and Sara Alires; brother, Manuel Alires; and sisters, Marie Alires and Sofie Romo. Ann is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Walter Soto; children, Dan (Josie) Soto, Fred Soto, Ernest (Patty) Soto, John (Nancy) Soto, Pete (Marianne) Soto and JoAnn Laboy; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Jose and Sam Alires; sisters, Eslinda Duran and Mary Valdez; and numerous nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. Ann was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and camping. Ann was also a great cook - tamales were among her specialties. At Ann's request, there will be no viewing. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Soto, Beatrice R.
Beatrice R. Soto - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 2010 - Beatrice R. Soto, 52, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 7, 2010. She is preceded in death by her parents, Gregorio and Antonia Montano; brothers, Jimmy, Carlos, Frank and Albert; sisters, Rosie and Phyliss. Beatrice is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Angel Soto Sr.; children, Angel (Melissa) Jr., Vincent, Brandon (Yvette), Christopher, Marissa and Michael; grandchildren, Emily, Brandis, Ayden, Isiah and Angelica Rose; siblings, Inez (Tom), Suzy (Jess), Lorraine, Irene, Leanna, Toni, Joe (Marie) and Greg (Penny); and numerous nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Soto, Carol
Carol "Redfeather" Soto - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 2012 - Carol "Redfeather" Soto, 65, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 11, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marcos Soto. Carol is survived by her children, Kim, David (Cristie), Kerrie (Tim) and Theresa (Chris); 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brother, Eugene. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Belmont Lodge in her memory. At her request, cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Friday, Belmont Lodge Health Care Center, 1601 Constitution Road.

Soto, Esther F.
Esther F. Soto - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2012 - Esther F. Soto, 87, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 6, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Soto Sr. Esther is survived by her children, Pete Jr. (Marge), Ron, Rebecca, Linda (Steve), John and Rudy; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Carmen (John), Robert and Alfred (Marilyn); sister-in-law, Aurora; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, friends; and favorite companion ' PeeWee.'  Viewing, 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, with rosary and funeral service to follow at noon, Romero Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Soto, Felipa
Felipa Soto - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 2010 - Felipa Soto, 70, Pueblo, December 18. Montgomery & Steward.

Soto, Johnny E.
Johnny E. Soto - Trinidad Times Independent - February 14, 2010 - Johnny E. Soto, 30, of Trinidad, passed away at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 12, 2010 in Pueblo. Johnny was born Jan. 18, 1980, to Johnny and Tomasa Soto in Brady, Texas. He is the second of three children. He graduated in Ashland, Wisconsin from Ashland High in 1999. Johnny served in the United States Air Force. He married Andrea Adame on July 22, 2004, in Brady, Texas. He was employed by Pioneer Natural Resources of Trinidad. He faithfully attended First Pentecostal Church in Trinidad. Johnny was very giving of his time as a volunteer in his community. He leaves behind his wife, Andrea Soto, of Trinidad; a son, Brandon of Brady, Texas. He is also survived by parents, Johnny and Tomasa Soto of Brady, a sister, Amy and brother-in-law, Sean Gonzales of Trinidad; brother, Scotty Soto of Brady; mother and fathers-in-law, Eddie and Veronica Mireles, Richard Ledezma and sister-in-law, Julia Mireles; grandparents, Martha and Mel Adame, all of Brady. Johnny also leaves behind seven nieces and two nephews, and the family of the congregation of the First Pentecostal Church. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the First Pentecostal Church with Pastor Sean Gonzales residing. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Pentecostal Church of Trinidad at 10375 Santa Fe Trail. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Soto, Pedro Perez
Pedro Perez Soto - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1975 - Pedro Perez Soto, 224 E. Third, Dec. 28, 1975, survived also by his mother Mrs. Lucy Soto of Pueblo. Both services, Mt. Carmel Church; Rosary recitation 7 p.m. Tuesday; Mass of Christian burial 10 a.m. Wednesday. Military honors and interment, Roselawn. Family will receive friends at the home (Angelus Chapel)

Soto, Walter L.
Walter L. Soto - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2013 - Walter L. Soto, 90, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on June 22, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann. Walter is survived by his children, Daniel (Josie) Soto, Fred Soto, Ernie (Patti) Soto, John (Nancy) Soto, Pete (Mary Ann) Soto and Joann Laboy; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. Viewing prior to service. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Soucie, Nancie E.
Nancie E. Soucie - Davis Mortuary - March 19, 2013 - Nancie Evelyn Brunnemann Soucie, died March 17, 2013 in her home in Pueblo West, CO after a short battle with cancer. Nancie was born July 21, 1947 in Brownsville, TX to Mary Jane Taylor Hayden and the late Frank Cadwell Brunnemann. She lived in Great Bend, KS before moving back to Wichita Falls, TX where she went to the Academy of Mary Immaculate Catholic School (now Notre Dame) for most of grade school. The family then moved to Iowa Park, TX where she finished her schooling. She was a proud member of the W. F. George High School (now Iowa Park High School) class of 1965. She made lifelong friends who have helped lift her spirits by sending her numerous cards during the course of her illness. She graduated from cosmetology school and over the years lived in Dallas and Houston, TX; then San Jose, CA; before moving to Evergreen, CO where she lived for about 25 years. There she owned Escada Salon where she had a large cliental and made many friends. She was very involved in the Elks Lodge #2363 in Evergreen where she was the first female Exalted Ruler (ER). She volunteered many hours of service there cooking and serving the members of the Elks and the community. She moved to Pueblo West, CO in 2005 where she was active in the Past Exalted Ruler (PER) Association in the Elks Lodge #90. She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Roger E. Soucie, of Pueblo West, CO; her mother, Mary Hayden, of Wichita Falls, TX; her son, Jeff Castledine and his wife, Teri, of Greenwood Village, CO; a sister, Gisele Herron and her husband Harold, of Wichita Falls, TX; granddaughter, Kendall Castledine and a niece, Taylor Herron. The family would like to thank the kindness shown Nancie by Dr. Alonso Pacheco and the nurses at Rocky Mountain Cancer Center and also the wonderful care given to her by the staff of Sangre De Cristo Hospice. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM in the Davis Memorial Chapel in Pueblo, Colorado with Rev. Curtis L. Hubbell officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to be made to the charity of your choice.

Soudek, Johnna
Johnna Soudek - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2009 - Johnna Soudek, 67, was lifted to her heavenly home by God's angels on March 18, 2009, to be reunited with her parents, John and Catherine Barney, and grandson, Daniel. Johnna fought a valiant battle with many illnesses since September of 2008. Survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Frank; children, Chris, Jeff, Jim (Michele) Soudek; and daughter of our heart, Pam (Claude) Watters; brother, Larry Barney and his daughters, Shelly and Jaime and his friend, Gayanne Hotzel; grandchildren, Abigail, Nathan (Tracy), Sarah (Brandon), Rachel (Rick), Hannah and Matt; and numerous nephews and nieces. Johnna was a member of Holy Family Parish and very active in ministry of serving others as Eucharist minister to home-bound, facilitated baptism classes and other lay ministries. She also had a wonderful gift of encouraging others, especially incarcerated prisoners and members of the Armed Forces, and served as leader in both Boy and Girl Scouts as well. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Rosary, 6 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday; both services, Holy Family Church. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Holy Family Parish. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Southall, Eva BeBee
Eva BeBee Southall - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 2009 - Eva BeBee Southall, Feb. 23, 1924, to Oct. 22, 2009. Eva was born in Fontaine, Ark., one of five sisters. She was a longtime resident of Shafter, Calif., and moved to Pueblo, Colo., in 2004. Widow of Ernest Southall, Eva is survived by her four children, Norma (Ken) Brown of Shafter, Calif., JoAnn (Roy) Allenbach of Pueblo, Ernest (Janice) Southall of Fayetteville, Ark., and Floyd (Michelle) Southall of Hanford, Calif. She leaves eight grandchildren;13 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lorene Sheffield of Bakersfield, Calif., Helen Webb of Eufaula, Ala., and Rexene Crump of Hot Springs, Ark.; as well as her many friends and extended family members at Life Care Center of Pueblo. Eva was predeceased by her sister, Daisy Roles of Flint, Mich. Eva always wanted to be a good mother and she certainly was the best mom and nanny a kid ever had. She will be inurned at Shafter Memorial Gardens in California following a private memorial service. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Souther, Audrey
Audrey Souther - Dickinson Press - December 18, 2003 - Audrey Souther passed away June 25, 2003, at her home in Stanton, North Dakota. Audrey was born August 14, 1941, in Bowman, ND to Raymond and Inez (Peckens) Rue. She grew up and attended schools in Rhame and graduated from Rhame High School in 1959. Audrey then moved to Baker and began working for the telephone company as an operator. During this time Audrey had four children: Toby, Collette, Evan & Stuart. Audrey later went to work for Fallon County Welfare Office and the Fallon County Treasurers Office. In 1999, she met Earl Souther and a friendship grew into a love affair. They were married on April 7, 2001 in Baker. The couple has made their home in Stanton since that time. Audrey enjoyed reading to her children and grandchildren, visiting with friends, talking on the phone, planting and picking flowers, playing piano, cards and games. Audrey also enjoyed singing in community and church choirs. She was active in American Lutheran Church and Choir as well as Our Savior' s Lutheran Church. ' Serving the Lord, Our Father has been a joy in my life,'  Audrey would say. Audrey is survived by her husband, Earl of Stanton; two sons, Toby (Terry) Hurley of Baker, Stuart (Mandi) Hurley of Meridian, ID; a daughter, Collette (Russ) Maw of Eugene, OR; two step sons, Kris Souther of Stanton, Kane Souther of Hazen; a step daughter, Lana (Cecil) Coffman of Trinidad, CO; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Tim Rue of Buffalo, SD and Dean Rue of Littleton, CO. Her parents, one son, Evan and one brother, Roger Rue, preceded her in death. Memorials can be made to American Lutheran Church or Our Savior' s Lutheran Church or the charity of your choice.

Souther, Mary A.
Mary A. Souther - Pueblo Chieftain - May 1, 2011 - Mary A. Souther, 83, passed away April 29, 2011. Survived by nieces and nephews, Faye Dahl, Bill Souther, Anne Souther and Karen Souther, all of Pueblo and Bob (Nancy) Souther of Littleton; numerous great- and great-great nieces and nephews; longtime friends, Mildred Brown and Nicky Souther; and her church family at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Preceded in death by her brother, Jack (Ruby) Souther. Mary was born to John and Sarah Letitia Souther on Sept. 14, 1927, in Pueblo. She retired from the accounting department at CF&I. She loved golfing and was a member of the Ladies 9T' s League and Women' s Golf Association - 18 Hole at Elmwood Golf Course. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10:15 a.m. Friday, May 6, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 University Circle, with Pastor Adrian Washington officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Souther, Ruth C.
Ruth C. Souther - Pueblo Indicator - July 21, 1928 - Mrs. Ruth C. Souther, a resident of Pueblo county for many years, passed away Saturday evening following an illness of several weeks. She is survived by eight daughters and four sons, all living in Pueblo county with the exception of three daughters. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the family home east of the city and interment was made at St. Charles cemetery.

Southerland, Jason K.
Jason K. Southerland - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 2012 - Jason K. Southerland, 43, passed away July 16, 2012. Survived by his parents, Sue and Jerry Christie; brother, Justin Ted; aunt, Maxine Taul of Nebraska; and numerous cousins. Preceded in death by his brother, James Loren. Jason was born June 12, 1969, in Rocky Ford. He was a real movie buff, loved art and people. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Friday, July 20, 2012, at the Mountain View Cemetery Columbarium. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado through the funeral home.

Sowell, Erick D.
Erick D. Sowell - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 2011 - Erick D. Sowell, born and raised in Pueblo, passed away June 11, 2011. Service at 11 a.m. Friday, June 17, at the Montrose Botanic Gardens, 1800 Pavilion Drive, Montrose. Under the arrangements of Crippin Funeral Home.

Spahr, Patricia H.
Patricia H. Spahr - Pueblo Chieftain - March 6, 2013 - Patricia H. Spahr, 86, passed away from pancreatic cancer on March 5, 2013, in Pueblo. She retired from Vassar College, N.Y., and moved to Pueblo in 1989. She loved her family, the arts, especially classical music and opera, current affairs and politics. She was actively involved and a leader at First Unitarian Society, Pueblo Coalition for Literacy, local and national memorial societies and the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center. She supported Peace Corps efforts in Malawi, Africa. Pat' s greatest joy was giving to others through her time and her resources. Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Spahr. Survived by her daughter, Cindy Spahr of Albuquerque, N.M.; daughter, Debbie (Tim) Parker and granddaughter, Becky (Bob) Dillis of Verona, Wis., and her grandson, Greg Parker of Denver. Pat wanted her family to thank, on her behalf, the First Unitarian Society and her friends for their caring and compassion. Celebration of Pat' s life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 at First Unitarian Society, 110 S. La Crosse Ave. Refreshments with family to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Unitarian Society of Pueblo, Wayside Cross Mission of Pueblo or to the Salvation Army of Pueblo.

Spain, M. R. (Son of)
Son of M. R. Spain - Sierra Journal - June 28, 1883 - A six year old son of Mrs. M. R. Spam, of Pueblo, fell into the Arkansas River, at that place last week, and was drowned.

Sparks, Georgie M.
Georgie M. Sparks - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 2011 - Georgie M. Sparks, 94, passed away Sept. 11, 2011. Survived by her daughter, Vivian (Bob) Clark of Pueblo; grandchildren, Damian (Angie) Gradisar of Pueblo West, Alicia (Tedi Janson) Gradisar of Fort Collins and Christopher Gradisar of Dallas; seven great-grandchildren; and brother, Albert Aurich of Oregon. Georgie was born to Albert and May Aurich on Feb. 28, 1917, in Silver Cliff, Colo. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church and Eagles Aerie No. 145. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Saturday at Mountain Vale Cemetery in Canon City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Custer County 4-H Foundation through the funeral home.

Spaulding, Lulu Anna
Lulu Anna Banks Spaulding - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2012 - Lulu Anna Banks Spaulding, 90, passed away April 15, 2012, in Colorado Springs, Colo., in the care of SolAmor Hospice and her family. Survived by her sons, Samuel Merton Spaulding, Giles James (Roni) Spaulding, Brent Phillip Spaulding and David Carroll (Bev) Spaulding; grandchildren, Laura Pedone, Jason Spaulding, Scott Spaulding, Jamie Spaulding, Alisha (James) Mihelich, Justin (Jen) Spaulding, Brian (Melinda) Spaulding, Jared (Heather) Spaulding; great-grandchildren, Emily, Courtney, and Lindey Pedone, Tristan Gilbert, Dessirae Meinert and Jamie Mihelich. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Carroll Merton Spaulding, in 2007, and by 10 brothers and sisters. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Lulu was born April 27, 1921, in the Banks home in the township of Flynn, Mich., to James and Sarah Banks. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2012, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Spear, Jack F.
Jack F. Spear - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2009 - Jack F. Spear went to be with the Lord April 6, 2009. He was 84. He was born in Sylvia, Kan., to Carl F. Spear and Alta Spear, Sept. 7, 1924. The family moved to Pueblo, where he attended kindergarten through high school. After graduation from Centennial in 1943, he was drafted, and entered the Army Air Corps. He served 33 months in WWII, 24 in the CBI Theater, mostly in India, in an aerial photo mapping detachment out of Washington, D.C. Jack began working for the Star-Journal and Chieftain in 1946, while attending college, and stayed until he went into building contracting full time. He retired in 1981 at the age of 57. He is survived by JoAnn, his wife of 38 years; sons, Jim, Steven, Doug; and daughter, Vicki Frost Meissner (Jon); stepchildren, Tom Wilson (Lori), and daughter, Margi Wilson; eight grandchildren, Karen Frost Jacobs (Ben), Kathy and Lori Frost, Caleb (Emily), Jonathan and Shobe Spear and Kellie and Kristen Wilson; plus great-grandchildren, Zion and Toli Spear. He is survived by brothers, Daryl (Ellen) and David (Mary); sisters, Peggy and Joanne; and was preceded in death by brother, Phil. He and JoAnn resided in Pueblo, spending their winters at their home in Chaparral Country Club in Palm Desert, Calif., for the last 25 years, where they were active in their local church. With his creativity, sense of humor and Christian compassion, Jack touched many lives. Friends may e-mail their favorite stories about Jack to jackstories@hotmail.com In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Odyssey Health Care (hospice), 71-777 San Jacinto Dr., Suite 102, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270.

Spears, Alfred
Alfred Spears - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 2010 - Alfred Spears, 51, U.S. Army first sergeant, retired, was born Aug. 1, 1958, in Cleveland, Miss. Pronounced deceased May 31, 2010, in Pueblo. 1st Sgt. Spears retired from the United States Army in 2000 at Fort Carson, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Casper and Elizabeth (Blue) Spears; a sister, Avean Spears; brothers, John and James Lewis Spears. Survived by wife, Bianka Williams; former wife, Barbara Spears; two brothers, Sylvester and Paul; three sisters, Annie, Alice Faye and Martha; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, to include his American GI Forum family, his American Legion family, VFW family and Masonic family. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1044 Spruce St. Full military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Fellowship dinner will be served at the Pueblo Chapter of the American GI Forum, 125 Hector Garcia St.

Specht, Bertha
Bertha Specht - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 2009 - Bertha Specht passed away Oct. 27, 2009, in Pueblo. Bertha was born Feb. 1, 1916, in Loveland, Colo., one of 12 children, to Peter and Anna Moore. She was a member of King of Kings Lutheran Church and the Good Sam' s Club. In 1971, she retired after 20 years from the Alpha Beta Packing Co. Al and Bertha then owned and operated the A&B Bargains and Used Furniture Store for eight years. She enjoyed making decorative butterflies and bowling. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 60 years, Al; and her grandson, Chad. Her survivors include her daughters, Nancy (Dennis) Ferguson, Sherry Salameno and Patti (Ric) Romano; one brother, Ben Moore; seven grandchildren, Bridgitte, L.V. (Katie), Shawn, Jayme (Paul), Becky, Jeremy and Analisa, 10 great-grandchildren, Alexander, Victor, Frankie, Ashley, Austin, Saylor, Seth, Brayden, Hannah and Owen; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Mark J. Crates officiating. Interment will follow in the Imperial Cemetery.

Speed, William
William Speed - Huerfano Journal - May 17, 2012 - by Nancy Christofferson - The Speed and Profitt families - In mid-May 1931, a true pioneer of Huerfano County died at the age of 81. His name was William Speed and he had lived in Huerfano County for nearly 60 years. Speed was a native of England, born in 1849, who immigrated to Kansas in 1871. In 1872 he moved to Huerfano County and became a sheep raiser. He married Mary Frances Profitt on June 24, 1877 in Badito. Mary Frances is often referred to as Mary Ann, and in the marriage records she is Frances Mary. The 1880 census lists her as Fanny. Ah well. Mary Frances herself was the member of a pioneering family. Her father was William Profitt, who was said to have been a ' Pony Express'  rider on the Santa Fe Trail. We take this to mean he had a contract to carry mail from some point to another, since the real Pony Express traveled some 1,900 miles between St. Joseph, MO and Sacramento, CA for just 18 months in 1860-1861, when Speed was only 10 and 11 years old [the term Pony Express was expanded sometime in history to include mail carriers of the frontier and, in fact, you can read about Pony Express riders working in Huerfano County. This has nothing to do with the authentic service of that name]. Another account says William ' Uncle Billy'  was a freighter along the Santa Fe Trail, and he may well have been both. Be that as it may, Profitt fought in the Mexican War and must have liked the West better than his native Missouri because he married Mary Nestora Gould in Taos about 1855. Mary Nestora' s father was a Scotsman and evidently a trapper or trader who married a Taos woman and settled in New Mexico. The couple had at least seven children with Mary Frances being the oldest girl. Several of their children and grandchildren became coal miners, centered around Pictou. William and Mary Nestora settled near Fort Garland in 1861. He continued freighting and trapping, and was a friend of the famous Kit Carson and infamous Tom Tobin. The family moved into Huerfano County in 1868 and took up land in the vicinity of the Huerfano Butte. They were accompanied by William' s father, John. William Profitt, as a farmer, often sold crops and animals in Walsenburg, such as corn, chickens and turkeys for the Thanksgiving holiday back in the 1880s and ' 90s. His son David ran a store in Badito, and also raised crops. In her reminiscences, Mary Frances told of the early days when there was but one store in Walsenburg, an adobe building belonging to Fred Walsen. She no doubt accompanied her father to the town in her youth. After their marriage, William and Mary Frances Speed lived near Gardner before taking up a homestead north of the Huerfano Butte near Apache Creek, but still in the general environs of the old community of Butte Valley. He became a farmer and rancher. Butte Valley in the 1860s and ' 70s was a thriving place. It had been settled around 1862, supposedly by 10 Frenchmen working as teamsters for the Bent family, and was a stopping place on the stage line running between Denver and Santa Fe. Thus, there were lodging, stables and an eating establishment available to travelers. Several stores, albeit small ones, were in business. The Butte Valley post office was operational between 1869 and 1878. Another pioneer of the neighborhood was John H. Brown who was elected county clerk in 1866, refused to work in Badito or later in Walsenburg and maintained his office in his home into the 1870s. In addition, Brown insisted even the county commissioners meet there. He could do this, because he was not only county clerk, but also a commissioner. The Butte Valley school district was #2, having been formed in the early days of the Colorado Territory. William and Mary Frances had numerous children. These included sons Sidney H. and Fred J. Sidney was born in 1888 on the homestead and married a woman named Kate. They moved to Delta where he died in 1952. The couple evidently had no children. Fred, born in 1894, moved up valley to Redwing, where he was a farmer. He married Mary Josephine Lindley and they had at least one child, Alice Ann, born in 1928. The Speeds also had five daughters. The oldest was Sarah, born in 1878, who married John McMahon in 1898. Sarah died at age 31 in 1906, leaving three small children. After Sarah, the twins Della and Maria Speed were born in April 1885. Maria must have died young. Della married J.A. McMahon, a section foreman for the railroad, in 1903. Then there was Margaret who married a Beeler and Alice who married Frank L. Dancy. William Speed died in 1931 and Mary Frances carried on into her 93rd year, dying in 1952. William Profitt died ' of extreme old age'  in 1908 (at age 84). Mary Nestora had died in 1903 at 64 years. The closeness of the two families may be seen in the fact that in the Speed Cemetery at Butte Valley, five of the nine marked gravesites belong to Profitts. There are also two McMahons and two Lewis infants. The E.A. Lewis family were neighbors. The McMahons were Fred, 1902-1930, no doubt the child of Sarah, and Helen Matilda, 1909-1931. Helen had been married to Fred McMahon. The Profitts in the graveyard are children of William and Mary Nestora, including a son with no name who died at almost 24 years in 1885, Martha who died in 1873 at one year, Clara, the wife of John Profitt, who died in 1905 and their child, Rosa, who died in 1895 at five. There is also a stone engraved ' A.P.' , who may be Alfred. Ironically, William and Mary Frances Speed are buried in Walsenburg' s Masonic Cemetery. Della McMahon' s obituary said she was buried in the Speed Cemetery. She died of the Spanish Influenza in November 1918. The Speed burying ground is occasionally called the Butte Valley Cemetery, which causes some confusion. William and Mary Nestora also, according to their obituaries, were buried in the Speed, as is a son of John and Clara who died in 1896, but there are no records or tombstones to show this. There are many others, perhaps 20-25, said to be interred at Butte Valley, but they are probably in the cemetery west of the Speed and north of the Huerfano River.

Speer, James A.
James A. Speer - Trinidad Times Independent - December 18, 2010 - James A. Speer, 67, passed away at home in Colorado Springs, Dec. 16, 2010. He was born June 30, 1943, to Guy Speer and Edna Blomquist Speer in Colorado Springs. After graduating from Palmer High School, he attended Biola University, where he met and married Donna O' Neal. He attended Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and served as a pastor of churches in Illinois, New York and New Jersey. He completed doctoral studies at Drew University and served for 10 years as a professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Ill. In 1996, he returned to Colorado Springs, where he created and managed a successful website development company. Since 2005, he and his wife Donna have divided their time between Colorado Springs and Trinidad. He is survived by his dear wife Donna, children Susan, Leslie Cruz, and Andrew, son-in-law Tim Cruz, grandsons Jesse and Casey, brothers Bob and Jack of Colorado Springs, Doug of Washington Crossing, Pa., and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Wednesday, Dec. 22, at Chapel of Our Savior in Colorado Springs.

Speier, Tadeusz
Tadeusz ' Ted'  Speier - Pueblo Chieftain - July 8, 2010 - Tadeusz ' Ted'  Speier, 78, passed away July 6, 2010. He is survived by his children, Laurie (C.H.) Meili and Ted (Vikki) Speier; grandchildren, Casey, Chase and Chance Meili and Avery and Dylan Speier; brothers, Feliks, Marion and Edmund Speier; and sister, Regina Owen. Ted was preceded in death by his parents, Roman and Wladyslawa Speier. He enjoyed gardening, bowling and fishing. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Ted served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and later worked at Safeway as a produce manager and clerk for over 30 years. Ted was a member of Pueblo Eagles Lodge No. 145 and Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with inurnment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Speltz, Harold
Harold ' Hal'  Speltz - Pueblo Chieftain - March 6, 2012 - Harold ' Hal'  Speltz, 95, passed away March 2, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife of 14 1⁄2 years, Dixie Speltz; siblings, Everett (Barbara) Speltz of Minnesota, Harriet Glubka of Oregon and Violet Reynolds of California; stepchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.

Spencer, Carol Elizabeth
Carol Elizabeth Spencer - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 2012 - Carol Elizabeth Spencer, 78, passed away Dec. 24, 2012. She was born Feb. 1, 1934, and was a lifelong resident of Pueblo. Survived by her children, Bob (Juanita) Spencer, Gresham, Ore., Susan (Nelson) Schmitt, Wichita, Kan., and Merry Carol ' Marcy'  Spencer, Gilbert, Ariz.; grandchildren, Christen (Matt) Simon, David (Allie) Spencer, Katie (Josh) Eicholtz; Dale, KayLynn, Faviola, Kyla and Nanima Spencer, Joseph and Teddy Schmitt; five great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Shirley Stokoe and Norma (Spencer) Forbes; dear cousins, Greg and Barbara Dwyer; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Ernest E. Spencer; and brother, Thomas Stokoe. Carol graduated from Central High School in 1952, took business and art courses from Pueblo Junior College and became a licensed beautician. Carol and Ernest Spencer were the owners of Medical Arts Pharmacy in the St. Mary-Corwin Clinic until 1996. They were also members of the Pueblo Boat Club. Mrs. Spencer was a member of the Southwest Church of Christ, where she loved her church family. She also loved to china paint with special friends, enjoyed her family and close neighbors, loved flowers and lived a life serving others. Service, 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, Southwest Church of Christ, 1635 S. Pueblo Boulevard, Pueblo, CO, 81005. Interment, 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food or flowers, the family suggests donations be made to CASA de la Esperanza (children' s home) in care of Southwest Church of Christ.

Spencer, Harold R.
Harold R. Spencer - T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home - September 29, 2012 - Harold R. Spencer, October 22, 1921 - September 27, 2012 - Harold R. Spencer, 90, passed away Sept. 27, 2012. He is predeceased by his wife, Helen L. Spencer; parents, Mary and Cleo Spencer; in-laws, Carrie and Douglas Jenkins; sisters, Ardis Graham and Mary Louise Renslow; brother, Dean Spencer; and grandson, Floyd Michael Spencer. He is survived by his children, Sandra (Michael) Scroggins, Lanney (Jodie) Spencer, and Rhonda Fellows; grandchildren, Wade (Joyce) Scroggins, Dina Benton, Lesley (Steve) Armstrong, Kari Spencer, Cory Spencer, Jeremy (Richelle) O'Shea, Devin Fellows, and Adam Fellows; brothers, Darwin and Jerry Spencer; sister, Glenda Cissell; numerous great-grandchildren and other relatives. Harold served in the US Navy during WWII. He worked for the Jefferson County, Colorado School District, where he was a carpenter. Harold was known for making macramΓ© lawn chairs. Funeral Service 2pm Tues., Chapel Hill Funeral Home, 6601 S. Colorado Blvd., Centennial, CO. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery. Donations in Harold's memory may be made to either Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Pueblo, CO, or the National Alzheimer's Foundation.

Spencer, Lela Nevielle
Lela Nevielle Spencer - Steamboat Pilot - January 30, 2011 - Lela Nevielle Spencer, a retired federal employee, passed away Jan. 20, 2011, at the Doak Walker Care Center in Steamboat Springs. She was 90. Lela was born June 4, 1920, in Walsenburg. She was active in Eastern Star and in the community life of Hayden. She and her husband, David, were responsible for the original lighting of the Hayden Christmas tree. She was preceded in death by her husband, David A. Spencer; her grandson Roberg G. Barnett; and her great-granddaughter Christina Lee Raybourn. She is survived by her son Bill Rogers and his wife, Montine, of Hayden; and her daughter, Beverly Barnett, of Phoenix; stepchildren Valerie Ragione and David R. Spencer; nine grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. A memorial service took place Jan. 29, 2011, at Hayden Congregational Church.

Spencer, Mont
Mont Spencer - Las Vegas Review-Journal - December 5, 2003 - Mont Spencer, 75, of Henderson, passed away Oct. 27, 2003. He was born Jun. 20, 1928 in Kanab, Utah and resided in Nevada for 34 years. He was a retired airport diesel mechanic and worked for Lockheed Air Terminal. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean and Vietnam wars. Mont is survived by his wife, Ruriko; his daughters, Kathleen Stephens of Walsenburg, Colo. and Lisa Donnelly of Boulder City; his son, Martin; sisters, LaRue Sorrensen of Dietrich, Idaho, Florene Lamb of Mt. Carmel, Utah and Lois Porter of Vernal, Utah; brothers, Stanley of Glendale, Utah, Vance of Centerfield, Utah, Hugh of Mt. Carmel, Utah, Dell of Las Vegas, Glendon, Harris, Leland and Rodney, all of Salt Lake City, Utah; and 3 grandchildren. Visitation from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and service at 10 a.m., both on Saturday, Nov. 1, at Palo Verde LDS Chapel. Graveside service at 1:20 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City. Arrangements handled by Palm Mortuary-Henderson.

Spencer, Thomas F.
Thomas F. Spencer - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 2009 - Thomas F. Spencer passed away April 16, 2009 in Pueblo. He was born on October 14, 1929 near the Missouri River Leavenworth, Kansas. Mr. Tom Spencer was the son of Grover C. and Clara H. (Bollin) Spencer whom have preceded him in death. He was a past president and honorary lifetime member of the Colorado Cattlemen' s Assn.; past president and 12 year member of the Colorado State Brand Board, past president of the Central Colorado Soil Conservation district, served on the Board of Directors of the National Cattlemen' s Association and was a 50 year member of the Kansas Livestock Association. Mr. Spencer leaves behind his wife Mary Josephine Guilfoyle Spencer and six daughters; Clara Hodge, Mary Hanna, Patty Bruce, Susan (Alan) McNew, Nancy (Michael) Demmler, Laura Jane Spencer as well as nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Recitation of the Rosary was held at 7 p.m. on Monday April 20. Funeral Mass was celebrated 10 am on Tuesday, April 21, 2009, St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3130 Morris Ave. Internment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please give to Colorado Cattlemen' s Endowment through the mortuary.

Spera, Bernice B.
Bernice B. (Maurello) Spera - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 2009 - Bernice B. (Maurello) Spera, 89, passed away April 17, 2009. She was born Jan. 23, 1920, in Pueblo, Colo., to the union of Samuel and Rosalie Maurello, who preceded her in death, along with her loving husband, Jack A. Spera, in 1986; her brothers, Joseph, Jasper and Michael; and her sister, Jennie DeSalvo. She will be missed dearly by her sister, Mary Lamano; her son, Jack (Nancy) Spera; her daughter, Germaine Spera; her grandchildren, Joseph and Michael Dazzio, Jed (Sara) Spera and Corinne Spera; her two great-granddaughters, Shaleese Romero and Elizabeth Spera; her sisters-in-law, Rose Maurello and Ann (Medrick) Rome; as well as many loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and wonderful friends. Bernice was a resident of the Chateau at Sharmar Village for the last several months, and made many wonderful friends. She was an active member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary 145, the Mother Cabrini Lodge and the Order of Martha Lodge. Viewing, 9 a.m. before the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2009, Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food or flowers, donations may be made in Bernice's memory to your favorite charity or the American Heart Association through the funeral home office. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Sperandio, James Joseph
James Joseph Sperandio - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 2009 - James Joseph Sperandio was called to our Lord unexpectedly in the morning hours of Aug. 17, 2009, at St. Mary- Corwin Medical Center. Jim "Jimmy" was 55 years old. He is survived by his devoted wife, Pam; loving children, Adamo of Aguilar, and Chelsea of Pueblo; sister, Cheryl, and brother-in-law, Rick Santi of Monte Vista; nephew, Eric Santi of Fort Collins; niece, Carly Jo Lazoya of Monte Vista; and precious great-niece, Presley Jo Lazoya; aunt, Roxie Eccher; and uncle, Ray Eccher of Walsenburg, uncle, Willie Malovich of Aguilar; and Arthur Malovich of Tampa Bay, Fla.; special friend and mentor, Rudolph (Rudy) Todd; and a wonderful extended family of cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Chester and Josephine Sperandio; aunt, Pina, and uncle, Adam Galli; as well as his grandparents and other loved aunts and uncles. Many people will remember Jim and Pam as owners of The Iron Horse Restaurant for over 18 years. Jim was always bigger than life, loved and valued his "Iron Horse Family." Service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, St. Mary Church, Walsenburg. Jim will be sadly missed by many Huerfano and Las Animas County locals, and by his loving family.

Spezze, Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen Spezze - Trinidad Times Independent - April 6, 2011 - Mary Ellen Spezze, 77, passed away peacefully at home April 4, 2011.She was born in Alamosa, Jan. 6, 1934, to Lola (Koontz) and Lewis Mullings. She attended schools in Los Angeles, where she graduated. On February 2, 1953, Ellen was united in marriage to George Peter Spezze in Raton and in 1954, they renewed their vows at the Catholic church in, Alamosa. She was a cashier at Wal Mart for 17 years until her retirement. Ellen lived life to the fullest. She enjoyed many things that included, reading, especially romance novels. crocheting, making crafts and watching movies on the Lifetime Movie Channel. Ellen liked her coffee time with her friends. She liked watching and feeding hummingbirds and going for rides in the mountains, enjoying the elk and wildlife, and all of natures beauty. Ellen was a kind and gentle woman who was soft spoken and yet she set a good example of strength for her children and grandchildren as she endured many hardships and trials in her life. She will be missed. Preceding her in death are parents, Lola and Lewis Mullings, beloved husband George Spezze, daughter Debbie Spezze, brother George Mullings and niece Lola Mae Mullings. Survivors are children, Vicky Lee (William) Spezze-Mitchell, Denver, Trudy (Dicky) Spezze-Laner, Trinidad, Gregory George Spezze (Dawn Goodman) Denver, grandchildren, Brandon Valdez, Shila Valdez (Matt Carpio), Sean Spezze-Vigil, Shanell Laner, Ellese Laner, Brynn Marie Goodman-Spezze, William Tyler Mitchell, Hayley Joy Mitchell, great grandchildren, Kayla Carpio and Carson Carpio, sister Verna Martin, Leadville, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Private inurnment at a later date. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Ellen' s memory. Family may be contacted at the home address. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Spicer, Andrew Robert
Andrew Robert Spicer - Pueblo Chieftain - April 8, 2009 - Andrew Robert Spicer went to be with the Lord on April 6, 2009, following a short illness. Andrew leaves behind his parents, Mike and Velda Spicer; his brother, Cody; his paternal grandparents, Ron and Myrna Spicer; his aunts and uncles, Kirk and Cassy Taylor, Bill and Valerie Hale, Jim and Debbie Spicer and Elaine Spicer; numerous cousins and innumerable friends. Andrew was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ken and Irene (Val) Taylor and his uncle, Kenny Taylor. Andrew was an inspiration to all those who met him. His courage and spirit never wavered no matter the circumstance. He cherished his family and friends, and continually brought out the best in everyone. Andrew's memory will endure in those who loved him. Service, 11 a.m. Thursday, April 9, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Chama, Colo. A graveside service will follow. (Chama is located approximately 14 miles west of Gardner, Colo.). Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, April 11, 2009, Rye High School. In lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted as the Andrew Spicer Memorial Fund, at the Canon National Bank in Colorado City, Colo.

Spicer, Ronald R.
Ronald R. Spicer - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 2010 - Ronald R. Spicer, 76. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, Rye Home United Methodist Church, Rye, Colo. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Spicola, Theresa
Theresa Spicola - Pueblo Chieftain - January 31, 2010 - Theresa Spicola, 90, passed away Jan. 27, 2010. She was born Feb. 16, 1919, to Antonio and Louise Santarelli in Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry A. Spicola; and son, Henry F. Spicola; brother, Pete Santarelli; and sisters, Lena Santarelli, Rose Cash and Flora Scaplo. Theresa will be sadly missed by her son, Anthony; and daughter-in-law, Susan Spicola; grandchildren, Nicolas and Amanda of Pueblo, Gina Spicola (Sylvester Nungarey) and Henry "Mikey" Spicola of California; two great-granddaughters, Andria Ceniceros and Trisha Spicola. She had many cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and co-workers that loved her very much. Theresa lived in Pueblo her entire life, and had many jobs until she retired from the Pueblo City-County Health Department in 1982. She enjoyed cooking, baking and crocheting; but most of all, her family. She loved attending the "Goat Hill" luncheons at Patti' s Restaurant and reminiscing with everyone. She was a devoted Catholic, and her faith gave her the strength to deal with any of life' s misgivings. She also was a great comfort to friends and family in need. A special thank you to everyone at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice House that took care of Theresa these past couple of months. Visitation, 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Arrangements under the direction of T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Spindle, Hazel L.
Hazel L. Spindle - Odessa American - June 28, 2012 - Hazel L. Spindle was born in Trinidad, Colorado on December 6, 1916, to Jon H. (Harbin) Howell and Charles Wesley Howell Sr. She died at Odessa Hospice House on June 26, 2012 after a fall and surgery. She was a long time resident of Andrews, Texas where she was a member of the Baptist Church. She had moved to an assisted living center in Odessa in 2007. She was preceded in death by her siblings: Charles Wesley Howell Jr., James Cox Howell, Bob Newton Howell, and Corrine Gladys Rials; a son, Pat Ira Adams and her spouse, Marlin Leonard Spindle. Hazel L. Howell married Rayford Lawrence Adams on April 26, 1932. To this union these children were born: Pat Ira Adams and Hazel Lou (Adams) Stone. Hazel married Marlin Leonard Spindle on October 29, 1941. To this union was born David Michael Spindle. She is survived by her brother, John Norman Howell; and her two children, Hazel Stone of Odessa, Texas and David Spindle (Susan) of Crosby, Texas. Her five Grandchildren: Shelly Martin (John) of El Paso, Texas; John D. Spindle (Stacie) of Humble, Texas; Nancy Skokan (Tom) of El Paso, Texas; Jeff Stone of Midland, Texas; and Amy Ching (Jason) of Ft. Worth, Texas. Her ten Great-Grandchildren: Susan Martin, Luke Martin, Marshall Martin, Christopher Skokan, Matthew Skokan, Hunter Stone, Steven Ching, David Ching, Blake Spindle and Emily Spindle. Services will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 10:00 am in Andrews at McNett Funeral Home Chapel with graveside services to follow. Brian Serrano Hospice House Chaplain will officiate. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to the Hospice House of Odessa, 903 Sam Houston, Odessa, TX 79761. She would want it to be known that she lived a full life in her 95 and 1/2 years on this earth and now rests in peace!

Spino, Gary Lee
Gary Lee Spino - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 2011 - Gary Lee Spino, 68 , passed away May 22, 2011. He is survived by three sons, Brent (Karen) Spino, Brad ' Bo'  (Becky) Spino and Chris (Angela) Spino; five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Patricia Trontel Spino. At his request, cremation with no service. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial gardens. Imperial Funeral Home - May 23, 2011 - Gary Spino - December 15, 1942 - May 22, 2011 - Gary Lee Spino, 68 , passed away May 22, 2011. He is survived by his sons Brent (Karen) Spino, Brad "Bo" (Becky) Spino and Chris (Angela) Spino; 5 grandchildren Faith Spino, Justin Spino, Mandy Barnes, Bob McCabe and Tyler Lopez. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Marie Spino and his wife Patricia Trontel Spino. Gary was a longtime resident of Salida before moving to Pueblo 30 years ago. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, enjoyed traveling and playing Bingo. At his request, cremation with no service. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial gardens. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home, Pueblo, CO.

Spinuzzi, August
August ' Gus'  Spinuzzi - Pueblo Chieftain - January 2, 2011 - Everyone loved August ' Gus'  Spinuzzi, born March 31, 1920, in Pueblo, Colo. Dad died of a stroke Dec. 18, 2010, in Billings, Mont., where he lived with Julie and Sam Trujillo since 2005. Gus was youngest of 14 children to Salvatore and Julia Spinuzzi. He was proud of his heritage, plumbing, his service in the Navy, but mostly his family. He will be remembered for his humor, generosity, sweetness and determined attitude. He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey in 2007; and son, Danny in 1992. Gus is survived by his daughter, Julie (Sam) Trujillo; grandchildren, Darin Davison and family, Wyoming, Marisha (Brandon) Talton and family, Colorado, Camille (Justin) O'Connor, Montana, who looked up to him as a fine example. Cremation has taken place and a private family service was held.

Spinuzzi, James
Cpl. James Spinuzzi - 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.

Spinuzzi, Joseph Scotty
Joseph ' Scotty'  Spinuzzi - Pueblo Star-Journal & Chieftain - September 7, 1975 - Joseph ' Scotty'  Spinuzzi, lifetime Pueblo resident, late of 2135 E. Orman, passed away St. Mary-Corwin Hospital Sept. 5, 1975, following brief illness. Mr. Spinuzzi was a member of Holy Family Parish and BPO Elks Lodge 1053, Montrose, Colo. Preceded in death by three brothers, Tony ' Turk'  Spinuzzi, Sam Spinuzzi and Nunzio Spinuzzi. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Sylvia Spinuzzi, of the family home, and one son, Sam Joe Spinuzzi, Las Vegas, Nev.; two sisters, Mrs. Lucille Segona, Las Vegas, Nev., and Mrs. Beatrice Beck, Pueblo, and four brothers, Angelo Spinuzzi, Sainto Spinuzzi, Frank Spinuzzi and Gus Spinuzzi, all of Pueblo. Three grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephew also survive. Services, Holy Family Church, with Rosary recitation 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Mass of the Resurrection 9 a.m. Monday. Entombment, Mausoleum, Roselawn Cemetery.

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

Spinuzzi, Marcella
Marcella Spinuzzi - Trinidad Times Independent - December 11, 2008 - Marcella Spinuzzi, 81, born on Oct. 7, 1927, in Trinidad, Colo., went to be with the Lord Dec. 9, 2008. Marcella was preceded in death by her husband, Tony. She also was preceded by her parents, Felipe and Ignacia Gomez; brothers, Cass, Joe, Fred, Raymond and Dale Gomez; sisters, Dolores Gonzales, Esther Medina and Josephine Romero. Survived by children, Dan Spinuzzi, Nancy (Bill) Martin, Chuck (Liz) Spinuzzi, Toni (Mark) Duran; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Daisy Vigil and Mae (Leroy) Zamora, Liz (Pat) Gama; numerous nephews and nieces. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 2 p.m. Saturday, with funeral Mass to follow, St. Joseph Church, with the Rev. Bill Gleeson, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the church hall following the service. Donations may be made in Marcella' s name to Young Life, Front Range Region C037, 1986 S. York St., Denver, CO, 80210. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Spinuzzi, Mary Ann
Mary Ann Spinuzzi - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2010 - Mary Ann Spinuzzi, 78, passed away Feb. 10, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe A. Spinuzzi; and father, Sam Cicero. She is survived by mother, Angelina Cicero; children, Michael (Yvonne), James (Kathryn), Boise, Idaho, Kathleen (Ronald) Jackson; grandchildren, Michael Spinuzzi, Leanne (Matt) Brighi, Christopher (Aja) Spinuzzi, Joe W. Spinuzzi, Keith and Kenneth Jackson; five great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Joyce Spinuzzi. Mary Ann was a member of the CCW at the Shrine of St. Therese. Memorials may be made in her name to the Alzheimer' s Association through the funeral home. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Spinuzzi, Nancy Theresa
Nancy Theresa Spinuzzi - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2009 - Nancy Theresa Spinuzzi, born July 6, 1949, passed away Dec. 20, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Anna Giglio. She is survived and very much loved by her children, Christy (Gerald) Madrid and Frank (Pebbles) Spinuzzi; her special grandchildren, Clayton, Shayla and Derek Madrid; great-granddaughter, Salma; siblings, Mike (Valerie) Giglio, Rose Janni and Clara (Cam Weatherford) Colletti; nieces and nephews, Angela (Alex) Krinsky, Dena (Cory) Vetta, Mike Giglio (Herb Quintana), Nic Giglio (Anita Martinez) and Brett Giglio; great-nieces and nephews, Julianna and Aaron Krinsky, Bella Vetta and Rocco Giglio; special sister-in-law, Dee Giglio; and numerous other relatives and friends. Nancy worked for 29th Street Safeway deli for over 25 years. Her family and friends meant the world to her. She loved family gatherings. She loved to give of herself to always help others and those around her. Nancy had a strong faith and relationship with her Lord. She will be deeply missed by those who loved and knew her. Special thanks to Dr. Settipani and staff at Rocky Mountain Cancer Center and Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Viewing, noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home, with the family present from 4 to 6 p.m. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009, St. Pius X, 3130 Morris Ave. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire, may make memorials to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or your choice of cancer research organizations.

Spinuzzi, Sam
Sam Spinuzzi - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 2010 - Sam Spinuzzi, 80, was born Aug. 28, 1930, and departed this life on Dec. 12, 2010. He is survived by his children, Jan Spinuzzi, Rick (Annette) Spinuzzi, Jill Moore, Gina Cosby; brother, Dominick (Buddy) Spinuzzi; sister-in-law, Marilyn Spinuzzi; grandchildren, Candace (Joe) Alfonso, Travis Drake, Angela Moore; great-granddaughter, Samantha Alfonso; surrogate son, Stan Castro; numerous other family and friends. Sam was a retired captain of the Pueblo Fire Department. He was an active member of the Eagles. Sam was kind and generous and will be greatly missed. Viewing, 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel followed by the funeral service at 10 a.m. in the chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens Cemetery following service. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Spinuzzi, Santo
Santo Spinuzzi - Pueblo Chieftain - March 26, 2009 - Santo Spinuzzi, 90, passed away March 24, 2009. Survived by his children, Joyce Collins of Pueblo, Jim Marshall of Yuma, Ariz., Pat (Jim) Hizer of Glen Rock, Wyo., and Terry (Sandy) Spinuzzi of Pueblo; daughter-in- law, Kathy Spinuzzi of Pueblo; sisters, Ann Lane and Rose Dazzio, both of Pueblo; 20 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Preceded in death by his wife, Katherine J. Spinuzzi, on April 18, 1999; grandson, Brandon Spinuzzi; brothers, Joe, Tony, Pete, Sam "Bugs" and Frank Spinuzzi; and his sister, Mary. Santo was born to Sam and Emelia Spinuzzi on March 1, 1919, in Pueblo. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and retired from the CF&I. He was active in sports and especially enjoyed bowling, fishing and hunting. He also raised rabbits for many years. Special thank you to the staff at Life Care Center and Sangre de Cristo Hospice, especially Wade. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Pastor Ken Black officiating. Those who desire, may make memorials to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through the funeral home.

Spinuzzi, Sylvia Helen
Sylvia Helen Spinuzzi - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2011 - Sylvia Helen Spinuzzi went to be with our Lord on May 18, 2011. Sylvia was born on Jan. 4, 1913, to Anton and Margaret Perko. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Spinuzzi; son, Richard Spinuzzi; and daughter, Betty Gregory. She was the last of 12 Perko children who preceded her in death. They are brothers, A.J., John, Rudy, Albert and Joe Perko; sisters, Mary Tekavec, Margaret Germ, Esther Perko, Frances Perko, Dorothy Stupnik and Ana Pugel. She is survived by her children, Jack (Anita) Spinuzzi, Shirley (Charlie) Vasile, David Spinuzzi, Carol Spinuzzi and Darlene (Dennis) Cuchiara; grandchildren, Grace (Ron) Stewart, Charles (Char) Vasile, Andrea (Greg) Goddard, Mike (Maude) Cuchiara, Gina (Dennis) Staggs, Dina (Ray) Sandoval; four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of Council of Catholic Women of St. Joseph Parish, where she was a lifetime member. She loved her family around her, with fresh flowers and angels by her side. Services will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at St. Joseph Parish. Rosary will be at 9:30 a.m. and the funeral will follow immediately afterward. Donations may be made in Sylvia' s name to St. Joseph Parish Building Fund or Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Spittle, Anthony
Anthony Spittle - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 1999 - Our Past Century, 1950 - 1951 - Fifties Usher in a New Era - City Gets New Form of Government - Korean War Breaks Out - For many residents, however, the summer of 1951 will be remembered as another terrifying polio summer. In July, the mysterious, crippling disease had sickened 38 people around the city. Five were dead by the first week of August and the sick roll quickly climbed to 54 cases, then to more than 100. Once again there was talk of delaying or even canceling the State Fair but it opened anyway with Gov. Dan Thornton on hand to encourage the crowd. It didn't help much because the Fair only attracted 48,000 people - half the crowd that came in 1950. School districts 60 and 70, however, did not hesitate to delay opening school that year out of fear of spreading polio. The districts pushed the first day back to Sept. 17 and canceled their early season football games. As autumn arrived, the illness went into its usual retreat, leaving a trail of a dozen dead, 245 people hospitalized and 125 people getting home care. 1951 - August 3: Anthony Spittle, 16, is the fifth polio victim to die in Pueblo.

Spitzer, Myrtle
A Myrtle Spitzer - Pueblo Indicator - August 22, 1914 - Young Bride Dies - Burns Prove Fatal After Ten Days Suffering. - Mrs. Curtis L. Spitzer died at Minnequa hospital Sunday, August 16th at 10 p.m. after lingering on a bed of increasing pain since Thursday, Aug. 6th, when she was so terribly burned by flames caused by a coal oil can exploding while she was starting a fire in the kitchen range. The funeral was held from the residence, 602 Northern avenue and from the home of her parents at Rye Tuesday, August 18th. Mrs. Spitzer was formerly Miss Myrtle Hardin, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. W. Hardin, pioneer ranchers of the Rye district. She was untied in marriage to Mr. Spitzer February 11th, 1914. Besides her husband she leaves her parents and several brothers and sisters.

Spitzer, Virginia E.
Virginia E. Spitzer - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2010 - Virginia E. Spitzer, 89, born in Pueblo on March 24, 1920, and passed away Feb. 11, 2010, in Pueblo. Virginia worked for School District 60 for 45 years as a secretary. Survived by a niece, Jane (Mark) DiLiso of Lakewood, Colo.; grand-niece, Megan DiLiso; and grand-nephew, Steven DiLiso. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, followed by inurnment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Sharmar Village Alzheimer' s Activity Fund through the funeral home office. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.

Spitznogle, Jimmie Sue
Jimmie Sue Spitznogle - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2009 - Jimmie Sue Spitznogle, 63, of Pueblo West, passed away March 21, 2009. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2009, River of Grace Church, 44 E. Spaulding. Cremation has taken place.

Spock, George S.
George S. Spock - Huerfano World Journal - March 10, 2011 - George S. Spock, 94, of Walsenburg, died Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at the Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center. George was born on September, 5, 1916 in Toltec to Mike and Ann Judisack Spock. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and retired from the First National Bank in Walsenburg. George is survived by his sister, Margaret Styduhar and nephews and nieces. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Martha and brothers. At George' s request, cremation has taken place. Services were held at St. Mary Catholic Church on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. Inurnment at North St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg, CO. The family requests donations in George' s name be made to the Senior Outreach Program.

Spoor, Dewey (Mrs.)
Mrs. Dewey Spoor - Pueblo Indicator - September 21, 1929 - Fatal Accident on Rye Road - Three persons cremated in burning car following a bump at Fisher Bridge - The most gruesome accident that ever occurred in or near Pueblo took place last Sunday evening at 9 o' clock on the Rye road near Fisher' s ranch, eight miles out. C.V. Hunter, driving a new Ford coupe model auto, hurtled the car squarely against the bridge while traveling at 30 miles as it is thought after questioning Lawrence Merrill, 17 years old, the only one of four who were in the ill-fated car to escape. Immediately following the crash the car caught fire from gasoline dripping on the exhaust and ignition spark, or both, and everything of an inflammable nature about the auto was consumed. Merrill was rendered unconscious but his senses returning he managed to extricate himself although severely burned, he could not render aid to the others, and they perished miserably, they being caught like rats in a steel trap. The dead: C.V. Hunter, 35, a steel worker, 1526 Routt avenue. Mrs. Hunter, 27, same address. Mrs. Dewey Spoor, 130 Tyler street. It is thought all of them were so badly shocked by the impact that they were unconscious when the enveloping flames devoured them. The bodies of all three were burned to a black, crisp mass like charcoal. Sheriff Sam Curran, Undersheriff A. L. McAuley, and Coroner C. N. Caldwell hurried to the scene of the wreck, and the Novak garage brought the car in on a truck, the bodies still being held fast in the wreckage. The front axle and the bumper were bent in a U shape as they struck the concrete wall or abutment. The glass in the windshield was melted and the entire car burned and disfigured. The Hunters were in the front seat and Mrs. Spoor and Merrill occupied the rumble seat. All day long Monday hundred and hundreds of people visited the Novak garage in Bessemer to view the wrecked car. The gas tank in the new Ford car is located under the cowl and in front of the driver' s seat, and this arrangement caused a great deal of talk, the general opinion being that it is an unsafe arrangement, dangerous, and probably was the cause of the fire that took three lives and burned the car to cinders. The accident was the topic of conversation all day following the fearsome Holocaust.

Sporcic, R. A.
R. A. ' Bob'  Sporcic - Trinidad Times Independent - August 4, 2006 - R. A. ' Bob'  Sporcic of Trinidad died July 24, 2006. He was born January 9, 1925, to Anton Sporcic and Margaret Elizabeth (Goza) Sporcic in Canton, Mississippi. He attended school and graduated from Ritenour High School in Overland, Mo. in May 1942. Mr. Sporcic furthered his education at CMST College in Warrensburg, Mo., Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and Navy Supply Corps School at Harvard in Boston and Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Mr. Sporcic' s undergraduate major subjects included accounting, business administration, math-statistics, industrial management, and music. Mr. Sporcic served in the United States Navy. He served in active duty as an Ensign for 38 months, which included 10 months overseas. He was honorably discharged from active service in December 1946 but entered the United States Naval Reserve until his resignation in November 1959. Mr. Sporcic worked various jobs in his life but primarily he worked for Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company for 23 years. He retired May 27, 1983. Mr. Sporcic was interested in music, especially classical and opera music. He enjoyed listening to music and collecting it. Mr. Sporcic also enjoyed writing and eating chocolate. Mr. Sporcic belonged to the Metropolitan Opera Guild and Transportation/Communications International Union. A scripture service was held August 2 at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel with Fr. Richard Becker officiating. Burial of the ashes will occur at a later date at the family gravesite in Canton, Mississippi.

Sporcich, Emma L.
Emma L. Sporcich - Canon City Daily Record - February 3, 2011 - Emma L. Sporcich age 83, of Canon City, passed away Jan. 31, 2011, in Canon City. She was born Sept. 26, 1927, in Roy, N.M. to the late Edward and Juanita (Lucero) Des Champs. Emma married Mathew Sporcich on Jan. 10, 1952, in Walsenburg. They were long time residents of Fremont County. Emma loved to play bingo and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Mrs. Sporcich is survived by her children, Nadine Sporcich, Allen (Tami) Sporcich, Sandy (Dan) Veatch, David (Tammy) Sporcich, and Betty (Joe) Cooper; five grandchildren, Matthew Sporcich, Jona (Craig) Dreesen, Jason Veatch, Jesse Cooper, Devon Sporcich, and Casey Moher; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Alewine and Toni DeShane; and family friend, Don Burton. She is preceded in death by her husband Mathew in 1995; five sisters; and two brothers. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. till 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at Wilson Funeral Home in Canon City. Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel at 1449 S. 9th St., Canon City. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery. Arrangements handled through Wilson Funeral Home.

Sporcich, Theodore
Theodore ' Ted'  Sporcich - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 2010 - Theodore ' Ted'  Sporcich, 78, passed away Sept. 17, 2010. Preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve; and parents, Anton and Josephine Sporcich. Survived by three children from a previous marriage; stepchildren, Nate (Pam) Valdez, Rose (Ron) Bennett, and Lillian (Kenny) Martinez; sister, Josephine (Milton) Melonas; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and other relatives. Ted served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and retired from CF&I after 32 years of service. Visitation, 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service 9 a.m. Wednesday, Praise Assembly of God, with interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Sporleder, Charles Siegfried Jr.
Charles Siegfried Sporleder Jr. - Huerfano Journal - May 19, 2010 - Sig Sporleder ' graduates'  - Charles Siegfried Sporleder Jr., 88, passed away May 12, 2010 surrounded by his family. The term, ' graduate'  is a gentle family joke, that a loved one has completed all their studies in this life, and has graduated on to heaven. It is significant that May 12 was his beloved wife' s birthday to whom he remained devoted in the 22 years since her death. Sig was born December 19, 1921 in the family home, 114 East Cedar in Walsenburg, Colorado, and was baptized at the Episcopal Church on 5th Street in Walsenburg. He was raised in Huerfano County, and graduated from Huerfano County High School in 1940. He attended Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, and then continued his education in industrial management at the University of Denver until World War II interrupted his studies in April 1943. He proudly served in the European Theater as a Master Supply Sergeant/ Quarter Master with the 124th Quartermaster Company, Service Group (Aviation) in the ground forces of the 8th Air Force under Curtis Lemay. He was in charge of 45 men. After the war, he returned home and bought the feed and flour end of the Sporleder Selling Company, which his grandfather, Louis B. Sporleder, Sr., helped found in 1894. The business, Sig Sporleder Feeds, was further expanded in 1969 with the purchase of the Walsenburg Feed Mill. Sig was an astute businessman, who knew how to run a business in a fair and honest fashion. Special customers and friends knew if they dropped by, he was always happy to talk to them, or give them a pull from the bottle he kept behind the counter during the holiday season. An active cattle rancher, he ran a herd near the East Spanish Peak in the summertime on the family ranch, and wintered the cattle on his Huerfano River ranch. Sig met the love of his life, Ruth Henry, in the autumn of 1953, and they married three months later on Dec. 29. They remained partners for life both before and after Ruth' s death in 1988. Sig won the respect of everyone he met with his good natured ribbing and friendly personality. ' Son'  was a greeting he used for every male older and younger than him. To him, each person was special. As an example of his ability to accept people for who they were, he earned the respect of the local hippie communities in the 1960' s and 70' s doing business with them when others wouldn' t. Sig was once called as a character witness for a hippie family friend, where he brought the courtroom to a standstill when he openly admitted to selling him grass seed. Sig promptly corrected himself- ' Not THAT kind of grass seed!'  He was a great man; fair and honest in all his dealings, with a strong moral sense of right and wrong. He helped countless youngsters get started in agriculture, providing special feeds for their 4-H projects and purchasing their animals at the county fair. In 2000, he and his son Eric received the Outstanding Conservationist of the Year-Ranch Division Award from the Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts. On May 8, 2010, he was named the Outstanding Citizen of Huerfano County by the Colorado State Republicans. Sig was proud that his grandfather helped establish Walsenburg in the 1870s. He never considered settling anywhere else but in Walsenburg, his true "home.'  He truly loved the people in his hometown. He loved the mountains, and his beloved Spanish Peaks, enjoying many family excursions on the family properties there. Sig was preceded in death by the love of his life, Ruth Henry Sporleder; his sisters Virginia ' Gege'  (Malin) Anderson and Geraldine ' Gerry'  Sporleder; a granddaughter, Allison Todd; and his mother and father, Gertrude and Carl Sporleder. He is survived by his children, Karin (John) Niedfeldt of Salida, CO; Eric (Alice) Sporleder of Walsenburg, CO; Ingrid (Danny) Todd of Magnolia, TX; Gretchen (Brian) Orr of Walsenburg, CO; and Karl (Debi) Sporleder of Walsenburg, CO. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Laura Kness of Greeley, CO, Amanda (Sam) Parker, of Beswick, Australia; Matthew Chapman, of Loveland, CO; Anne and Chay Sporleder of Walsenburg, CO; Warren Todd of Magnolia, TX; Ruth, Conor, Thomas and Liam Orr of Walsenburg, CO; James (Kristina) Parks of Fort Worth, TX; Kristin Parks, of McPherson, KS; Tyler Parks, DeBeque, CO; seven great-grandchildren and one more great-grandchild on the way, due in October 2010. Sig is also survived by his sister-in-law, Trudy Henry of Dodge City, KS; nieces and nephews, Alan (Claudia) Anderson of Salem, OR; Marilyn (Ray) Anderson, Sandy, UT; and Chuck (Tami) Anderson of South Jordan, UT; and Jim (Stephanie) Anderson of Ontario, CA; Jan Scoggins and Dana Howard, of Dodge City KS; Linda Bush of Merriam, KS; Barbara Henry Besser of Colby, KS; Miriam Henry-Weidemeyer and Lorin E. Smith, both of Kansas City, MO; Bob (Cathy) Underwood, Topeka, KS; Kathy Wichern, McKinney, TX; Anne Dobney of Missoula, MT, and their children and grandchildren. Sig is also survived by numerous cousins, including Peggy and Bob Meyer, Elaine Levy Lenzini, Katie Gornick Levy, Suellen Levy and Anne Levy all of Walsenburg, CO; Carla Turner, of Calhan CO, and their children and grandchildren. Funeral plans are set for Sunday, May 23rd, 12:30 pm at the United Church in Walsenburg, with a celebration of his life to follow at the Huerfano County Community Center. There will be a potluck meal and ample time to share memories, which will be collected and compiled into a booklet for family and friends. All those wishing to share their special memories of Sig are asked to mail them or bring them by the Huerfano World Journal office, 500 Main St., Walsenburg, 81089 or email them to gretchen.orr@gmail.com. For more information call Debi (989-1501) or the Huerfano World Journal (738-1415). Funeral information will also be posted on the newspaper website: www.huerfanojournal.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sig and Ruth Sporleder Scholarship Fund, PO Box 642, Walsenburg, CO 81089 which will be used to assist students interested in pursuing careers in agriculture.

Sporleder, Geraldine
Geraldine "Gerry" Sporleder - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 2009 - Geraldine "Gerry" Sporleder of Walsenburg, passed away peacefully in her sleep at 10:45 p.m. June 2, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl Siegfried Sporleder Sr. and Gertrude (Elliott) Sporleder; and her sister, Virginia (Sporleder) Anderson. Gerry graduated from Walsenburg High School in 1938, and took off for adventure most only dream of. She attended design school in New York City and enjoyed Broadway shows and the Metropolitan Opera. She returned home to Walsenburg when WWII broke out and became a Girl Scout leader. Gerry then spent time in Hollywood before moving to Dallas to work at Neiman Marcus in their interior design division. She also built a successful interior design business and designed her unique and beautiful award-winning home in Dallas. During that time, she traveled through Paris, France, Italy, Nice, Rome, Venice, Monte Carlo, England and Wuppertal, Germany, where she visited friends of the family made four generations back, when the Sporleders still lived in Germany. She retired in 1988, and moved back to her birth home on Cedar Street, spending several years making beautiful renovations to that home. Gerry is survived by her brother, Charles Seigfried "Sig" Sporleder Jr. of Walsenburg; her sister' s children, Alan (Claudia) Anderson, Marilyn (Ray) Anderson, Chuck (Tami) Anderson and Jim (Stephanie) Anderson; and her brother' s children, Karin (John) Niedfeldt, Eric (Alice) Sporleder, Ingrid (Danny) Todd, Gretchen (Brian) Orr and Karl (Debi) Sporleder. She had numerous grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.

Sport, Alberta Ileana
Alberta Ileana (Thomason) Sport - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2011 - Alberta Ileana (Thomason) Sport. Died Jan. 5, 2011. Born Oct. 16, 1943. Preceded in death by her mother and father, three brothers. Survived by four sisters, four brothers, four children, 11 great-grandchildren, 27 great-great-grandchildren. Memorial gathering, noon Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, Salvation Army Chapel, 520 W. 13th St.

Spradlin, Mae
Mae Spradlin - Pueblo Chieftain - March 4, 2009 - Mae Spradlin, born Sept. 4, 1935; passed away March 1, 2009. Survived by husband, Wayne Spradlin; son, Jim (Esther) Spradlin; grandsons, James (Rhonda) and Mathew (Annette); and great-granddaughter, K.D.; brothers, Steve Thomas (Janice), Johnny (Roxy) and George Wayne (Diane) Podrovitz; sisters, Patricia (Floyd) Belcher and Ann Harmon. Mae was a Texas native, but a longtime resident of Colorado City. Mae was fond of antiques and owned the Country Cottage Antique Shop in Colorado City. Mae and Wayne moved to Pueblo several years ago. Mae was well loved, leaving behind many dear friends. She also was a great cook and enjoyed feeding the cowboys. Cremation has taken place. Family will welcome all friends at an informal gathering between 10 and 11 a.m. Friday, March 6, 2009, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Arrangements under the direction of Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Sprague, F. F.
F. F. Sprague - Pueblo Indicator - November 7, 1914 - Wilson - F. F. Sprague, a pioneer resident of Wilson, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Neis Wander, October 14th at Tangent, Oregon.

Sprague, James L.
James L. Sprague - Pueblo Chieftain - February 6, 2013 - James L. Sprague, 77, of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 2, 2013. Survived by loving wife of 57 years, Dorothy ' Dot' ; four children, Cheryl (Scott Belk), David (Myra), Deb (Mike Valdez) and Mike; brother, Tom (Roberta) Sprague; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Jim served as a U.S. Marine, and was a member of Elks and American Legion. Jim enjoyed playing bridge, pinochle and bowling. Preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Amelia Sprague; and brother, Jerry. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Light & Life Church, 2602 Second Ave., Pueblo.

Springer, Ermalinda
Ermalinda (Trujillo) Springer - The Herald - May 2, 2008 - Ermalinda (Trujillo) Springer, 76, a lifelong resident of Moon Township, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at Allegheny General Hospital. She was born in Trinidad, Colo., on Sept. 27, 1931, a daughter of the late Edward and Sara (Davis) Trujillo. Mrs. Springer was a member of Sharon Community Presbyterian Church. She retired in 1997 from US Airways, where she had been an administrative assistant for 10 years. Her pride was growing her dahlias and being the winner of many blue ribbons at the Hookstown Fair. She is survived by her beloved husband of 58 years, Francis "Pody" Springer; five loving daughters, Linda (Michael) Perona of San Bernardino, Calif., Karen (Eddie) Reeher of Ambridge, Frances (Pat) Myers of Hopewell, Shirley Springer of Pittsburgh and Susan Springer of Moon Township; two sisters, Evelyn VanNess of Binghamton, N.Y., and Marcelina (Gilbert) Romero of Trinidad, Colo.; two brothers, Ernest Trujillo of Anaheim, Calif. and John (Joan) Trujillo of Lompoc, Calif.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five siblings; Ann, Esther, Adalita, Rosemarie and Fidel. Friends were received at Copeland's Moon Township Funeral Home, where a service was held with the Rev. Roger Howard officiating.

Springer, Fred W.
Fred W. Springer - Yuma Pioneer - February 23, 1912 - Fred W. Springer, a prominent young man of Trinidad, was instantly killed when he was struck by an automobile.

Springer, Helen Frances
Helen Frances Springer - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2011 - Helen Frances Springer. Born Helen Frances Pierce, May 2, 1918, in Clinton Mo.; and passed away Jan. 22, 2011. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, John H. Pierce and Carrie A. McCord; her siblings, Ada Eleanor, Hazel Esteleen, Mary Louise and John H. Pierce Jr.; and her children, Barbara Lee, Ronald Leroy and Eugene Edwin Alsop. She also was preceded in death by spouses, Ellsworth Alsop, Harold Steeves and Donald Springer. Survived by children, Jerry A. Alsop Sr. and Patricia, Randy Dean (Julie Bennett) Steeves, Linda (David) Hermes and Jerry Lee Springer; sisters, Edna L. and Doris Maxine Pierce; sister-in-law, Sherry Alsop; dear friend, Pete McCarty; 19 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was loved and will be missed by many. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Springer, Percy Merle
Percy Merle Springer - Trinidad Times Independent - October 22, 2007 - Percy Merle Springer, well known rancher of Aguilar and DelNorte, passed away in Denver on Oct.19, 2007. He was born Jan. 15, 1915 in Lockwood, Mo. to W.C. and Bessie Ann Springer, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him were brothers Kenneth, Charles and Harvey. He is survived by brothers, Wilbur (Lois) Springer and Glen Duane (Angelina) Springer, sisters, Elva Springer, Edna (Tom) Jolly, and Elsie (Jack) Carpenter, his wife, Mary, daughters Mary Ellen (Leslie) White, and Carol (Charles) Keller. Grandchildren, Elaine Taylor, Stanley (Dee) White, Dennis (Yong) White, Steven (Carolyn) Keller and Beth (Ken) Davis. Great-grand children, Melanie (Scott) Reedy, Melissa Baker, Krista Johnson, Jessica Townsend, Anthony Townsend, Ashley (Cameron) Burk, Danae Davis, Kendel Davis, Wylie Keller, and Travis Keller. Also, 5 great-great-grandchildren. Also many cousins and friends. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He will be missed so much until we all join him in heaven. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 23, 2007 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Dinner at Aguilar Community center. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Springer, Rosemarie
Rosemarie (Trujillo) Springer - Coraopolis Record Star - January 7, 2005 - Rosemarie (Trujillo) Springer, 79, a resident of Moon Township since 1946, went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and her husband Norman "Red" on Dec. 23 at her residence. She was born on March 1, 1925, in Trinidad, Colo. to the late Edward and Sarah (Davis) Trujillo. Mrs. Springer was a homemaker in her own home and a member of the New Fellowship Christian Church in Moon Township. Surviving are children, Edward Lee Springer of Moon Township, Norma Bates and her husband Richard of Coraopolis and Colleen Ray of Moon Township. Also surviving are siblings, Ermalinda Springer of Moon, Evelyn VanNess of Binghamton, N.Y., Marcelina Romero of Trinidad, Colo., John Trujillo of Long Poc, Calif., Ernest Trujillo of Anaheim, Calif. and Fidel Trujillo of Chicago, Ill. Mrs. Springer was also the proud grandmother of Noelle, Seth, Jess, Aaron, David, Susan, Shelby, Stephen and Karen Anley and the proud great-grandmother of Christina, Catrina, Zachary, Ricky, Dominic, Cilby, Michael, Brendon and Caden. Her two best friends, her dogs Kaos and Lilly, will also sadly miss her. Friends were received at Copeland's Funeral Service in Moon Township where service was also held with the Rev. Pastor James Barrett officiating. Burial followed at Hopewell-Hebron Cemetery in Clinton.

Springer, Scott Duane
Scott Duane David Springer - Huerfano World Journal - December 8, 2011 - Scott Duane David Springer came into this life on December 13, 1986 waving hello to his parents and left this life on November 12, 2011 near Hartsel, CO while traveling to celebrate and spend time with his family. Scott was born in Pueblo, CO (the same hospital his dad was born in) and he came home to five older siblings. He lived up Ideal Canyon near Walsenburg, CO, where he was a 5th generation cattleman on the family ranch. He attended three years of elementary school in La Veta, CO. In 1995 the family moved to Hartsel, CO. where he graduated from South Park High School, [2005]. While still in middle school Scott got his own brand and started his cattle herd. At such a young age his business plan included passing his ranching legacy on to his kids. Scott had a unique way of solving problems, he could fix almost anything. He had worked as an outfitter, a guide, a lineman, a roughneck on the drilling rigs, and on numerous ranches before returning to the Springer ranch. The three brothers are huge practical jokers. One time the boys came in the house, Scott had on a ball cap and tennis shoes, he slouched and kept his back to his mom, she asked the other two who was with them, and they thought that was hilarious that she did not recognize her own son without boots and a cowboy hat on. Scott, like his siblings, participated in 4-H. He twice took projects to the Colorado State Fair, taking reserve grand champion in plants and soils and later in forestry. Scott had a very generous and caring soul. His last year of 4-H, he gave his hog to a new 4-H' er whose own hog had suffered misfortune getting to weigh-ins. He did not know a stranger, as he made friends quickly. Scott brought home many troubled people for his family to take care of, once he even picked up a homeless person off a street corner. In 2008 Scott reunited with his true love, Joy. They were never apart from that day on. They were married and became the parents of adorable twins. He continued to cowboy and work on the oil rigs with his brothers, Preston and Owen, in order to support his family. He had recently moved his family to Westcliffe, CO and he was quite proud of his home, his family and the beautiful scenery that surrounded them. Scott Springer is and always will be a COWBOY; he loved being in the saddle and soaking in the outdoors. He had a gentle yet efficient way of working animals. His family was so proud of the man he had become and how he was taking such perfect care of his family. He told his mom days before his passing what a lucky guy he was, that he had the most wonderful wife. He loved to spend time with family, friends, children, animals and music. We will continue to talk about his generous heart, his unique outlook on life; the passionate, blissful love he shared with his wife; the way he took care of his children; how he loved his nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents; how hard he played with his friends; the close bond and numerous memories shared between the six siblings; and the deep connection he has with his parents. His passionate care for his whole family and all of his friends will not be forgotten. Scott' s mom is compiling a book about the essence of Scott for his children. It would be greatly appreciated if those who knew Scott would email or mail stories to springer1975@gmail.com or PO Box 53, Hartsel CO 80449. A fund for his wife and children has been set up at the Colorado East Bank, PO Box 673, Fairplay, CO 80440. Scott was welcomed to heaven by several family members and friends. He leaves his adored wife, Joy Anna (Bjorklund) Springer, his children, two year old twins, Ely Duane and Kaylie Anna. He is survived by his parents, Dennis and Theresa Springer of Hartsel, CO; and grandparents Glen and Angelina Springer of Brush, CO; and David and Rosemary Smeal of Albuquerque, NM. He leaves his siblings, Wendy (Benny) Nichols and their four children of Molina, CO; Gail Springer of Aurora, CO; Sandy (Jeff) Jones and their two children of Grand Junction, CO; Preston (Erin) Springer and their two children and expecting one of Hartsel, CO; and Owen (Kendall) Springer and daughter Lyla of Hartsel, CO.

Springfield, Richard L.
Richard L. Springfield - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 2011 - Richard L. Springfield, 73, passed away Oct. 12, 2011. Survived by his wife, Sandra Springfield; children, Bryan (Diane) Springfield of Alameda, Calif., Gary (Dayna) Springfield of Redlands, Calif., Karen (Mitch) Springfield-Verna of Pueblo, Leisa (Richard) Payton of Denver and Christy (Jeff) Springfield of Roswell, Ga.; sisters, Bonnie Johnson of Springfield, Mo., Virginia (Bob) Ricky of Golden, Mo., Judy (Jim) Butcher of Pueblo and Sylvia (Virgil) Marsolf of Wichita, Kan.; grandchildren, Melissa and Sarah Springfield, Dante Verna, Giovanni Verna and Ana Springfield; and numerous nieces and nephews. Previous marriages were to Inge Springfield and Millie Springfield. Dick was born to John and Gertrude Springfield on Jan. 28, 1938, in Wichita, Kan. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Dick entered the Air Force in 1956, in Wichita, Kan., with his best friend, Jim Butcher. They were both placed in the new field of atomic bomb and guided missile electronics. Dick entered the real estate business in 1962, in Pueblo with Arrow Realty. Dick learned real estate at the knee of Ben Crum, and they were then fast friends for 50 years. Later, Dick was the managing broker for the Sam Jones Agency. Dick, along with Mario Bassi and Jack Cox, formed Jadima Construction & Investment in the early ' 70s, which became one of the largest builders in Pueblo. Paul Jones and Sam Sharpe came along and wanted to start a convenience store chain and call it the catchy name "Loaf 'N Jug." Jadima owned the real estate and built and owned half of the first 30 stores. Jadima Construction also started the Sonic drive-in restaurant franchises in Pueblo and Denver. After selling the Loaf ' N Jug business and stores, Dick became a commodities broker with E.F. Hutton. He enjoyed the last 15 years of his working life owning Springfield Appraisal. He was an accomplished instrument-rated pilot, excelled at woodworking, made powered remote-controlled model aircraft and became computer literate for his businesses before most people knew there was any value to computers. His hobbies were chess, golf and pool. Dick was fortunate in his last months to have Sandee, his loving wife of 35 years, and longtime friend, Jim Mills, to care for him. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Wayside Cross Mission or Pueblo Animal Services through the funeral home.

Sprouse, Alice K.
Alice K. Sprouse - Denver Post - October 8, 2008 - Alice K. Sprouse of Denver formerly of Walsenburg, CO. She was born March 20, 1923 to George and Olga (Zegob) Hobeika. She moved to Denver 5 years ago and passed away October 6, 2008. She is preceded in death by husband, James and twin sister, Marguerite Hobeika. Survived by daughter, Beverly Mildenberger; grandchildren, Judy (Jonathan) Jankowski, Mark Mildenberger and Julie (Tom) Statz. All services Friday, October 10, 2008. Visitation from 1-2 p.m. with Recitation of the Rosary at 1:30 p.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 2 p.m., in the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary Chapel, 12801 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. Interment, Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Sprouse, James F.
James F. Sprouse - Denver Post - January 1, 2004 - James Sprouse of Walsenburg, Colorado. Husband of Alice Sprouse for 58 years. Father of Beverly Mildenberger of Denver. Grandfather of Judy, Mark and Julie Mildenberger. Brother-in-law of Marguerite Hobeika. Visitation Friday, 10-11:30 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial Friday, 11:30 a.m., both at the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary. Interment, Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Spulak, Jane Grace
Jane Grace Spulak - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2013 - Jane Grace Spulak, 88, passed away on March 19, 2013, of Parkinson' s disease, in Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Robert George Spulak; parents; and two sisters. She is survived by her children, Linda Dianne Exline (and son-in-law, Max I. Exline), of Pueblo; Dr. Robert George Spulak Jr. (and daughter-in-law, DeAnna M. Spulak), of Albuquerque, N.M.; five grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. Jane was born Sept. 27, 1924, in Brunsville, Iowa, to Vinton E. and Madge Cline Moffatt. She graduated from Slayton, Minn., high school in 1942; studied art at St. Olaf' s College; received a Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy from the University of Kansas; and a Master of Education degree in counseling from Colorado State University-Fort Collins. Jane was one of the first professional occupational therapists in the United States after World War II. She retired from the State of Iowa after a long career as an occupational therapist providing services for children with special needs. After retirement, she enjoyed traveling and art. Services will be private.

Spurgin, Estelle
Estelle Spurgin - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 2012 - Estelle Spurgin, 81, of Brighton, passed away April 16, 2012, in Louisville. She was born July 9, 1930, in Pittsburg, Pa., to Richard Connolly and Estelle Smail. She married Melvin Spurgin in 1979. Estelle is survived by four children, Donna (Daniel) Bottorff, Rebecca (Cliff) Ball, Bernard McCain and Mary Ellen (Brian) Harshbarger; 10 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Spurgin. Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. today, April 19, 2012, followed by the funeral service at 10 a.m., both at Tabor-Rice Funeral Home in Brighton. Tabor-Rice Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Spurlock, Mary Rose
Mary Rose Spurlock - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 2012 - Mary Rose Spurlock, 77, passed away unexpectedly on July 12, 2012. She was born Sept. 3, 1934, in Leadville, to John and Mary (Klintz) Kenick. As a child, she grew up in Pueblo, which became her lifelong home. She attended St. Mary' s Parochial School from first through eighth grade and then attended Pueblo Central High School where she graduated in 1952. On July 22, 1961, she married Charles Edward Spurlock with whom she celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2011. On April 20, 1963, she gave birth to her only child, daughter, Kathy Ann, to whom she devoted her life. Mary Rose was a wonderful homemaker who worked at Fox Vliet Wholesale Drug and Montgomery Ward from where she retired in the late 1990s. Mary Rose was a member of KSKJ Lodge No. 7 (Pueblo) and was a 14 gallon blood donor at Bonfils Blood Center in Pueblo. For many, many years she enjoyed entering her wares and pantry exhibits at the Colorado State Fair, where she won numerous awards, enjoying those most that she received in the Pantry Division and Around the World Baked Goods. For 35 years (1969 to 2004), along with her husband, Mary Rose was the owner and manager of Pueblo' s Pride City Baton Corps, a multi-award winning baton twirling group that traveled throughout the state of Colorado to perform in parades and events. She is survived by her loving husband, Charles; and ' precious'  daughter, Kathy (Brian) Trogden; grandchildren, Brandon (Natassia) Trogden and Krista (Chad White) Trogden; and the light of her life, great-granddaughter, Isabella Elise Trogden. She also was excitedly looking forward to the upcoming birth of her first two great-grandsons, Channing Flint White due in September and Braedon Lee Trogden due in October. She is further survived by sister, Helen (William) Harley; and brother, Joseph Kenick. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cherished friends. Preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Kenic