The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

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Zabukovic, Frank L.
Frank L. Zabukovic - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 2009 - Frank L. Zabukovic, born Oct. 31, 1938; passed away on Aug. 23, 2009. Frank was preceded in death by father, Louis Zabukovic; mother, Anne (Strah) Zabukovic; mother-in-law, Lena DelliQuadri; and sister-in-law, Loretta Moore. Survived by wife, Arlene Zabukovic; children, Gary (Donna) Zabukovic and Leslie (Trace) Ridpath; grandchildren, Hanna, Abigail, Jackson and Hayden. Frank was a member of the Elks and the Southern Colorado Bass Club. Frank graduated from Central High with the Class of 1957, where he was president of the senior class, captain of the football team and voted Outstanding Athlete. He was affectionately known as "Mr. Central, Class of 57" by his classmates. He graduated from Western State College and then taught physical education and was known as "Coach" at Bessemer Elementary for 32 years. Frank was a positive influence to many of his students and the Bessemer community. He retired from education in 1994, then enjoyed golf, fishing, grandchildren and trips to Cripple Creek and Las Vegas. Frank touched the lives of many. He will be remembered for his incredible strength, sharp sense of humor, and incredible loyalty to his family. He will be sadly missed by family, grandchildren and numerous friends. Memorial Mass, 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, St. Mary Catholic Church, with reception to follow at the church hall. Donations may be made through the funeral home to the Central Class of 57 scholarship fund created in Frank's name established at Pueblo Community College or Bessemer Academy Athletic Fund. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Zabukovic, Mollie J.
Mollie J. Zabukovic - Pueblo Chieftain - April 5, 2001 - Mollie J. Zabukovic, age 92, passed away April 5, 2001, in Pueblo, Colo. She was born in 1908 in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Zabukovic; sister, Sarah Asnard of San Francisco, Calif.; brothers-in-law, William, Louis and Walter Zabukovic and Joe Yengich. Survived by sisters-in-law, Lorraine Zabukovic, Lillian (Frank) Russ, Audry Zabukovic, Evelyn Yengich; brother-in-law, Richard (Lucille) Zabukovic; and special nephew, Frank (Arlene) Zabukovic. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive, as well as special friends, Lucille Hull, Angel Dolgan and Josephine Borzileri. Mollie worked as a bookkeeper at the Burch Warehouse until her retirement. She worked as a volunteer at St. Mary-Corwin hospital for more than 20 years. She and Ray enjoyed many years at their cabin in Pitkin, Colo. She had been a high priestess in Eastern Star and San Isabel No. 7. At her request, cremation with no services. Special thanks to the staff at Life Care Center and Dr. Thomas Gaide. Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2001 - Mollie J. Zabukovic passed away April 5, 2001, and was preceded in death by her first husband, Mike M. Elich; her second husband, Ray Zabukovic; parents, Morris and Fannie Einhorn; brother, Dr. Nathan Einhorn; and sisters, Sarah, Grace and Lillian. She is survived also by sisters-in-law, Angel Elich Dolgan and Ann Skender. Services have already taken place.

Zabukovic, Richard Sr.
Richard "Boogie" Zabukovic Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 2010 - Richard "Boogie" Zabukovic Sr., 75, died peacefully at the Joni Fair Hospice House on Sept. 13, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lucille (Radosta); son, Richard Jr. (Patricia); daughter, Deborah (Herb) Brady; grandchildren, Seth, Collin and Gabriella; sister, Lillian (Frank) Russ; sisters-in-law, Audrey Zabukovic and Lorraine Zabukovic; numerous nieces, nephews and many good friends. Richard was a longtime member of KSKJ St. Joseph Lodge No. 7 and was Lodge Person of the Year in 2008. He also was a member of Preseren Glee Club, Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90 and Aeries Eagles Lodge No. 145. Boogie was an avid bowler, participating in 26 National Bowling Tournaments, he was inducted in the Pueblo Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 2006. He was an excellent mechanic, retiring from School District No. 60 Transportation Department. He loved working on his friends' and family' s cars and participating in car shows. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Rose; brothers, Louis, Raymond (Molly), Walter and William; sister, Evelyn (Joe) Yengich. The family would like to thank Dr. Sipalay and LuLu, Dr. Harberts, Dr. Albright, the staff at Liberty Dialysis Center, Dr. Twellman and the staff at Joni Fair Hospice House. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today, George McCarthy Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. today, St. Mary' s Catholic Church. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Monday, St. Mary' s Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Joni Fair Hospice House, KSKJ Scholarship Fund or the Preseren Glee Club. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Zaccardi, Anthony R.
Anthony R. Zaccardi - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2012 - Anthony R. Zaccardi departed this life on April 17, 2012. He was preceded in death by father, Ralph Zaccardi; mother, Patricia Oliva; grandmothers, Evelyn Craft and Mary Zaccardi; grandfather, Tony Zaccardi; and stepbrother, Cass Oliva. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his children, Rocky Zaccardi, Mark Zaccardi, Christina Zaccardi; brother, Mark (Ruth) Oliva; stepbrothers and stepsisters, Jesse Oliva, David Oliva, Ed (Laura) Oliva, Karen (Doug) Conry and Debbie (Martin) Castillo; grandchildren, nieces, nephews and family of friends at the Alibi. Affectionately known as ' Butch' by his family and ' Ziggy' by his friends, he will be greatly missed and always remembered. Memorial service, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at Mercy Seat Ministries Church, 120 Trail Ave.

Zachary, Patricia
Patricia Zachary - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 2010 - Patricia Zachary, 59. A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. Dec. 5, 2010, Wilson Funeral Home, 1449 S. Ninth St., Canon City, Colo.

Zadel, Philip Louis
Phillip Louis Zadel - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 2009 - Phillip Louis Zadel, 74, passed away June 12, 2009. Phil was born April 24, 1935, in Pueblo, Colo., to Jacob Zadel and Mary Perko-Zadel. He is survived by three sons, Kevin, Kerry, and Kyle Zadel; one brother, Robert Zadel; and two sisters, Mary Ann Fehringer and Frances Caple. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Friday, July 24, 2009, St. Pius X Church, 3130 Morris Ave., Pueblo.

Zaharapaulos, John
John Zaharapaulos - Pueblo Indicator - March 8, 1930 - Pueblo - Revenge was seen as a possible motive for the brutal slaying of John Hart, 42, alias John Zaharapaulos, at his home at Bessemer near here.

Zahn, Gary O. Sr.
Gary O. ' Curly' Zahn Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 5, 2012 - Gary O. ' Curly' Zahn Sr., 77, passed away Dec. 4, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Gaylene; children, Gary O. Zahn Jr., Stanley H. Zahn and Loree (Jim) Meyer; and grandsons, Keith and Kyle Meyer. Gary served in the United States Marine Corps. Gary worked as a metallurgist at CF&I; he was a math teacher for School District 60; and was also a long-haul trucker. He also loved to work in his garden. Cremation, with no service. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Zaitz, Elsie M.
Elsie M. Zaitz - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 2012 - Elsie M. Zaitz, of Pueblo, Colo., died Saturday Nov. 24, 2012, at Life Care Center. She was born in Pueblo on Oct. 31, 1922, to John and Johanna Paucek, one of seven children. Although she had no children of her own, she loved all the nieces and nephews in her family, especially Janie Zaitz, with whom she had a very special relationship. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony ' Tony' Zaitz; her parents, John Paucek and Johanna Erjavec Paucek; sisters, Johanna Paucek and Mary Ann ' Mitz' Yanko; and brothers, Frank and Johnny Paucek. Elsie is survived by sisters, Anna Zaitz and Virginia Patti; many beloved nieces and nephews, as well as many other loving family members. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at St. Mary Catholic Church, with a small graveside service immediately following at Roselawn Cemetery. The family requests in lieu of flowers and/or food to please make donations to PBS (Public Broadcasting System), or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Zakrajsek, Joseph A.
Joseph A. Zakrajsek - Pueblo Chieftain - February 1, 2009 - Joseph A. Zakrajsek, 89, January 31, 2009, of Mentor, Ohio, formerly of Cleveland, dear son of the late George and Frances (Hrovat) Zakrajsek. Brother of Angela Zakrajsek and the late Rose Karponic, Frances Skernivitz, Mary Sindelar, George and Anton Zakrajsek. Uncle of Dolores (Karponic) Visha, Margaret (Skernivitz) Plaga, Thomas, James and Joseph Skernivitz and Janice (Sindelar) Evans. Survived by many grand and great-grandnieces and -nephews. A U.S. Army World War II veteran. Arrangements entrusted to Brunner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Mentor, Ohio. Contributions may be made to Catholic Education Endowment, 1404 East Ninth St., second floor, Cleveland, OH 44114, or Lake County Council on Aging, Meals on Wheels, 8520 East Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.

Zakrasek, Dorothy
Dorothy Zakrasek - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2013 - Dorothy Zakrasek, passed away March 14, 2013. She is survived by her children, Dorothyann Lindes, John (Beth) Zakrasek, Mary (David) Randall; grandchildren, Eli, Derek, Nicholas, Rachel, Daniel; and sister-in-law, Olga Pauchek. Dorothy was a member of the Slovenian Women's Union and Pueblo Elkettes. Family requests no food or flowers. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, March 18, at St. Mary Catholic Church, with interment following at Roselawn Cemetery.

Zakrasek, Nick J.
Nick J. Zakrasek - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 2013 - Nick J. Zakrasek, 95, passed away Jan. 9, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Dorothy; children, Dorothyann Lindes, John (Beth) Zakrasek, Mary (David) Randall; grandchildren, Eli, Derek, Nicholas, Rachel, Daniel; and sister, Olga Pauchek. Nick was a member of the Elks BPOE and the Eagles. Family requests no food or flowers. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14 at St. Mary Catholic Church, with interment following at Roselawn Cemetery.

Zaletel, Myrtle
Myrtle "Bun" Zaletel - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 2010 - Myrtle "Bun" Zaletel, 91, died Oct. 12, 2010, at The Life Center in Des Moines, Iowa. She enlisted in the U.S. Army, where she met her husband of 53 years, Pueblo native Joe Zaletel, who preceded her in death in 2000. She is survived by her sister, Devona Thomas of Arlington, Va.; children, Hank Zaletel (Linda), Nevada, Iowa; Kay Colacino, West Des Moines, Iowa; Doug Zaletel (Lee), North Liberty, Iowa; Ted Zaletel (Nancy), Urbandale, Iowa, and Cora Zaletel, Pueblo, Colo.; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, prayer service to follow. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, Holy Trinity. Memorial gifts may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church or the Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center.

Zamarripa, Leo R.
Leo R. "Gertz" Zamarripa - Pueblo Chieftain - November 1, 2012 -Leo R. "Gertz" Zamarripa, 87, of Pueblo, passed away peacefully at his daughter's home surrounded by his family on Oct. 30, 2012. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, wife, Sally Zamarripa; great-grandson, Kyle Glueck; granddaughter, Dafna Zamarripa; parents, Leo and Helen; and brothers, Ernie and Art. Leo is survived by his children, Ariel Zamarripa, Gary (Georgia) Zamarripa and Pat Ruybal; grandchildren, Gary (Tracy) Zamarripa, Joe (Wendy), Monica (Darren) Reynolds and Stephanie (Craig Gurule) Ruybal; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; siblings, Alfred, Adolph, John (Lorenza), Ben (Clara), Tom (Phyllis), Bob (Lucille), Ed (MaryAnn), Marge (Bob) Herrera and Helen (Archie) Vigil; in-laws, Nick Luna, Nancy (Art) Gutierrez, Corrine Tafoya and Bernie (Alison) Vigil; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Leo was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy, a veteran of WWII and a retired bricklayer. He was a member of the GI Forum and the Steelworkers Union. Leo was a proud husband, father and grandfather. He will be missed by many people. Viewing prior to services. Rosary service, 6 p.m. Friday, and funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, all at St. Leander Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at the church following both services. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Zambrano, George
George "Mr. Z" Zambrano - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2009 - George "Mr. Z" Zambrano, 52, passed away Feb. 17, 2009, following a long battle with cancer. Survived by his wife, Debbie Zambrano of the family home in Pueblo West; and children, George Zambrano "JR" and Jennifer Zambrano. He also is survived his by mother, Rosa Zambrano of Grand Junction, Colo., six brothers and sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his son, Tony Zambrano; and his father. George was born to Odilon and Rosa Maria Zambrano on May 13, 1956, in El Paso, Texas. He was a revered music director at Skyview Middle School in Pueblo West. He was a member of Colorado Music Education Association, Music Educators National Conference, National Education Association, American Choral Directors Association, Lower Arkansas Valley Music Educators, Pueblo Municipal Band, Pueblo Choral Society, CSU-Pueblo Wind Ensemble and Southern Colorado Concert Band of Canon City. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. today, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Rosary, funeral Mass and burial will be held in Grand Junction. A celebration of George's life will be held in Pueblo at a later date. Those who desire may make memorials to the George L. Zambrano Memorial Fund, through the funeral home. Pueblo Chieftain - April 5, 2009 - George "Mr. Z" Zambrano. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 11, 2009, at Skyview Middle School, 1047 S. Camino de Bravo, in Pueblo West. Reception to follow.

Zamora, Bertha
Bertha Zamora - Pueblo Chieftain - January 24, 2008 - Bertha Zamora, beloved mother, passed away Jan. 18, 2008. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, Comi Funeral Home. Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, Trinidad. Inquiries, 248-1327.

Zamora, Enerina
Enerina Zamora - Trinidad-Times Independent - October 25, 2011 - Enerina ' Lena' Zamora, age 88 passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital on October 22, 2011. She was born in Starkville, on October 17, 1923 to Felecita (Montoya) and Leopoldo Romero. On May 25, 1941, Lena was united in marriage to Solomon Zamora. She was preceded in death by parents, Felecita and Leopoldo Romero, husband, Solomon Zamora, daughter, Mary Zamora, son Tom Zamora, great-grandson, John Anthony, son in-law Edwin Diemer, Dan Silva, daughter-in-law, Lucilla Zamora, and brothers and sisters-in-law. Survivors are children Phyllis Diemer, Marie Silva, Solomon (Marie) Zamora, Ronald (Doris) Zamora, Juanita (Wayne) Martinez, Donna (Chris) Vecellio, Ellen (Larry) Trujillo, 21 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Chapel. Rosary will be Wednesday October 26, 2011 at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active Pallbearers are Joseph Diemer, John Silva, Ron Zamora, Ramon Zamora, Juan Martinez, and Ed Diemer. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Zamora, Luis
Luis ' Eloy' Zamora - Pueblo Chieftain - July 3, 2011 - Luis ' Eloy' Zamora went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 6, 2011. Survived by daughter, Theresa Bachicha; sisters, Flora, Bernice and Nancy; brother, Anthony; numerous nieces and nephews; and his beloved pet baby girls, Catalynn and Maggie Zamora. Eloy will best be remembered for his lifetime mind, body and soul contribution to Alcoholics Anonymous, achieving 39 years of sobriety while also providing support through strength and guidance to help others. He will be sadly missed by his extended AA family whom he loved dearly, where each and every one held a special place in his heart. Special thanks to Eloy' s neighbors in Florence, Barb and Steve. God bless Mark and Jill for responding and caring for Eloy at the time of his accident. Private inurnment.

Zamora, Paul
Paul Zamora - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2013 - Paul Zamora, 44, of Pueblo West, passed away on Jan. 24, 2013. He was preceded in death by his brother, Benjamin Padilla. He is survived by his wife, Carol; mother, Lucy; siblings, Elaine (Joe) Leon, John (Sonja) Zamora, Faith (Larry) Vigil, Joel Zamora, Rose (Bob) Cruz, David Zamora, Lucille (Martin) Padilla-Shaffer; father-in-law, Tony Tafoya; in-laws, Pat (Andy) Hazelton, Laura Tafoya, Dorothy (Augustine) Lara, Tina (James) Salas, Tony (Martha) Tafoya; special cousin, Daneen Tafoya; special friends, Jim (Emily) Romero, Jeromy Sandoval; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, extended family members and many friends. Paul worked for Spradley Motors for over 16 years. He enjoyed cooking, hunting, hot rodding, all sports and spending time with his family and friends, especially his ' bff,' Sara. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, and Mass of Christian Burial, 9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, both services at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Zane, Lewis Franklin
Lewis Franklin Zane - Hutchinson News - February 28, 2006 - Lewis Franklin Zane, 82, died Feb. 25, 2006, at Ashland Health Center, Long Term Care Unit. He was born Oct. 19, 1923, in Lexington Community North East of Ashland, the son of Thomas Crawford and Freda Dauma Zane. He attended Ashland High School. A resident of Ashland, he was a truck driver, farmer, stockman and did windmill repair. He belonged to First Christian Church, the Ashland Veterans of Foreign Wars, V.A.M. Recycling Center, serving as director and served on the V.A.M. Board. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. On Jan. 8, 1973, he married Mary R. Bond Cunningham in Plains. She survives. Other survivors include: two stepsons, Phil Lynn Cunningham, Ashland, and Ray Clifford Cunningham, Topeka; three stepdaughters, Norma Jean Cunningham, Lubbock, Texas, Myrna Jann Sanders, Monett, Mo., and Virginia Leigh Crich, Dodge City; a brother, George William Zane, Colorado City, Colo.; a twin sister, Lulu Jennie Schierling, Pueblo, Colo.; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Mary Joann Cunningham; four brothers, Benajah Samuel, Thomas Crawford, Elmer Eugene and Charles Marlin Zane; and a sister, Frances Louise McLaughlin. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church, Ashland, with Minister Jim Sutherland presiding. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Myatt Funeral Home, Ashland. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to First Christian Church, in care of the funeral home.

Zane, Sonja
Sonja Zane - Imperial Funeral Home - November 28, 2012 - Sonja Zane, March 5, 1948 - November 27, 2012

Zanetell, Kathleen Louise
Kathleen Louise Zanetell - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2010 - Kathleen Louise Zanetell, 83, passed away Feb. 5, 2010. Predeceased by her husband, Larry Zanetell Sr.; and by her daughter, Kathy Zanetell Youngblood. Survived by her son, Larry Zanetell; grandchildren, Tim Youngblood, Deana (Max) Ireland, Jake Zanetell and Jessi Zanetell; and great-grandchildren, Sarah and Avery Ireland. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish, enjoyed bingo, cooking, and ' going up the hill.' Services, St. Francis Xavier Church: Rosary Recitation, 10:30 a.m. Friday, followed by funeral Mass at 11 a.m., with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Zanetell, Timothy Scott
Timothy Scott Zanetell - Pueblo Chieftain - October 3, 2012 - Timothy Scott Zanetell of Aurora, Colo., passed away in his home on Sept. 30, 2012, after his long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his wife, daughter and numerous loved ones. Tim was born to parents, Betty Higdon Zanetell and Henry (Zeke) Zanetell on Sept. 16, 1962, in Pueblo, Colo. He is survived by his loving wife, Debra K. Zanetell; loving daughter, Kerry A. Zanetell Walter; son-in-law, Josh Walter; grandson, Zachary S. "Goose" Walter; brothers, Jerry Zanetell and Tom Zanetell. Tim retired from GE Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colo., in April 2011, after 25 years of dedicated service. Tim' s loves in his life were his wife of 33 years, his loving daughter and his very special grandson, Goose. In addition, Tim had a strong love for drag racing and the many dear friends and families associated with this wonderful sport. You also cannot forget the times going fishing, camping or just watching the rain at Pueblo Reservoir with his family, and lastly the love and beauty of flowers in his gardens. Tim was a very special son, companion, father, Poppy, brother and friend, who lit the room with his warm heart and will be greatly missed by all. Services, 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at East Alameda Church of Christ, 13605 E. Alameda Ave., Aurora, CO 80012, with interment to follow at Olinger Chapel Hills Mortuary & Cemetery, 6601 S. Colorado Blvd., Littleton, Colo. Casual dress and jeans and T-shirts ' per Tim, are acceptable! In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Drag Racing Association of Women, 4 Hance Drive, Charleston, IL 61920 or, in Tim's name.

Zangaris, Jeffrey Michael
Jeffrey Michael Zangaris - Pueblo Chieftain - February 8, 2012 - Jeffrey Michael Zangaris, entered this world on Oct. 6, 1976, perhaps knowing that his road of life was to be rocky and uphill. Yet, he persevered. Although his physical form may have had many ailments, his soul was sweet and pure. He taught everyone he touched numerous lessons: strength, persistence, understanding, quiet wisdom, unconditional love. The fates provided Jeff with two special moms: Bobbi and JoAnn. These two strong and wonderful women would stand by his side and care for and advocate for him. They questioned, argued with, and earned the respect of countless nurses and doctors over the years. And, Joe. Joe and Jeff were buddies. They had an extraordinary bond that many long for and never achieve. Jeff proved the medical profession wrong so many times. At first, they said he wouldn' t be here two years. Then five, then 10 ' But Jeff persevered. He endured painful surgeries; pneumonia was an unwelcome companion. Many times, he came uncomfortably close to the precipice, but turned away to teach more people more lessons. And the lessons? Life is precious. Accept it, embrace it, grasp it, respect it, appreciate it. Jeff did all these things without ever speaking a word. As they say, the wheel of life keeps on turning. Our mortal shell wears out. Our soul becomes impatient. It needs to fly, unfettered and free. So Jeff' s time arrived. Jeff exited this world Feb. 4, 2012, leaving behind a large extended family which will miss him dearly and remember him always with a smile. Survivors include mother, Bobbi Zangaris; brother, Adam Zangaris; nephew, Kade Zangaris; father, Jeff (Linda) Zangaris; special Mom and Dad, Joe and JoAnn Madrid; special brother, Sef Aragon; and special sisters, Selina and Samantha Aragon. Visitation 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral Mass 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Reception to follow at church. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jeff' s memory to the Colorado BlueSky Early Intervention through the funeral home office.

Zangaris, John N.
John N. Zangaris - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 2012 - John N. Zangaris, 87, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord Nov. 18, 2012. Preceded by his beloved wife of 54 years, Virginia; and cherished grandson, Jeffery Michael Zangaris. Survived by his son, Jeff (Linda); grandson, Adam; and great-grandson, Kade. John retired in 1982 from the Colorado State Hospital after 32 years of service. He will be dearly missed by his family. No public viewing. Private family service. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Zanini, Dorothy M.
Dorothy M. 'Dot' Zanini - Trinidad Times Independent - January 22, 2008 - Dorothy M. "Dot" Zanini, 85, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Jan. 17, 2008. She is survived by her children, Jeannie (Theodore) Morgan of Colorado Springs, Joe (Jennifer) Zanini of Colorado Springs and John (Vicki) Zanini of Pueblo; grandchildren, Amy (Todd) Redding, Ben (Katrina) Morgan, Peter Morgan, Ryan Zanini, Jamie Zanini and Brea (Shannon) Buchanan; great-grandchildren, Harley Buchanan, Layne Buchanan and Seth Buchanan; sister, Theresa Sloan of Arkansas; numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph L. Zanini on July 4, 2007; parents, George and Helen Janda and brother, Richard Janda. Dorothy was born June 13, 1922, in Deweese, Neb., where she attended school and graduated valedictorian of her high school class. She was offered many scholarships and considered education very important, having volunteered at elementary schools where her children attended. Dorothy worked many years as a telephone operator in Hastings, Neb. and Trinidad. As a member of Shrine of St. Therese, she was dedicated to her church and volunteered in ways, to name a few, she cared for the altar linen, lead Rosaries and assisted with the church's fund-raising activities. She was also an officer for the Council of Catholic Women for over 22 years and served on Parish Council for six years. She also heavily supported the missions of the Catholic church. Dorothy's hobbies included reading, baking, cooking and music. As a youth, she played the snare drums, and later the piano. The center of her life was her love of God, her family and friends. She had a special gift of personalizing notes and letters; she truly wrote from the heart. Being an avid reader, she would clip out articles which she knew would be of interest and enclose them with letters. She will be deeply missed for the love she shared with family and friends, and the way she made holidays extra special. She was a member of Eagles Auxiliary 145. As per her request, there will be no viewing. Rosary will be on Monday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. and the Funeral Mass on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 10 a.m. Both services will be at Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Memorial Fund at Shrine of St. Therese or Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003.

Zanolini, Robert
Robert "Dale" Zanolini - Pueblo Chieftain - April 2, 1998 - Robert "Dale" Zanolini, 59, of Walsenburg, passed away on March 31, 1998. Born on May 21, 1938, in Aguilar, Colo., to the late Catherine Lavery Zanolini and Dale Andrew Zanolini. He was a self-employed contractor in Walsenburg. Survived by his wife, Jeannie of Walsenburg; four sons, Paul A. (Debra) Zanolini of Dallas, Texas, Mike J. (Susan) Zanolini of Aguilar, Stephen M. (Grace) Zanolini of Tyler, Texas, and Dale "David" Zanolini of Mesquite, Texas; one daughter, Tammy S. (H. Dale) Anderson of Seagoville, Texas; sister, Rosemary (David) Pagnotta of Aguilar; mother-in-law, Lillian Asbury Brown of Fort Gay, W.V. Also survived by 13 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews. Vigil rosary, 8 p.m. Friday, April 3, 1998. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 1998. Both services to be held at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg, Rev. Mark Bettinger, officiant. Interment, St. Anthony's Cemetery, Aguilar. Donations may be sent in Mr. Zanolini's name to: St. Mary Church Senior Outreach Program, 121 E. Seventh St., Walsenburg, Colo. 81089.

Zanon, George
George Zanon - Huerfano World - October 1, 1987 - Newspaperman George Zanon dead at 75 - George Zanon, who rose from sweep-out and delivery boy to linotype operator to co-owner and publisher of the World Independent and Huerfano World Newspapers, died Friday, September 25, 1987, in Omaha, Nebraska. Mr. Zanon had been ill for the past several years, and for the last two years had lived with his daughter Sandra in Omaha. Born February 11, 1912, in Trinidad, he grew up in the Hasting Coal Camp before coming to Walsenburg and graduating from St. Mary High School in 1930. He began working at the World Independent as a sweep-out boy and learned to set print on the linotype. He was the typesetter for the famous ' Will Overhead' story which is commemorated annually in Walsenburg. He served as the first grand Marshall of the Overhead Day parade in 1964. Mr. Zanon married the former Josephine Marie Pisarczyk June 26, 1938. Shortly after he became a partner with John Denisi operating a bowling alley in the 1940' s and later buying and publishing the daily Independent. On the 25th anniversary of the Overhead story, May 1958 the paper went from a daily to the new weekly Huerfano World. Mr. Zanon and Denisi continued publishing the paper until 1965 when it was to S. M. ' Mack' Nations. Mr. Zanon left the newspaper and opened Zanon' s Printing and Stationary on Main Street. Mr. Zanon was a member of St. Mary Church and Knights of Columbus Council #2139 in Walsenburg. He remained active in business in Walsenburg until 1980 when his health began to fail. Before that, he enjoyed outdoor sports and was an avid golfer. Survivors include two children Ronald Zanon, Buena Park, CA, and Sandra Guenthard, Omaha, a brother Arthur Zanon, Denver, two sisters, Mary Zanon, Denver, and Rose Patterson, Pueblo, five grandchildren, and four nieces. Knights of Columbus rosary for Mr. Zanon was Tuesday from St. Mary Church. Mass of Christian Burial was from the church on Wednesday. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery. Boies-Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Zanoni, Pete Leo
Pete Leo Zanoni - Albuquerque Journal - May 8, 2008 - Pete Leo Zanoni, 87, a resident of Albuquerque died Wednesday, April 30, 2008. He is survived by his sons, Mark R. Zanoni of Albuquerque and Peter D. Zanoni and wife Mona of Lees Summit, MO; daughter, Jeanenne Massey and husband John of Tijeras, NM; grandchildren, Anne Bouckley and husband Ray of Dripping Springs, TX, Ben Massey of Ventura, CA, and David Zanoni of Lees Summit, MO; and one great-granddaughter, Sarah Bouckley. Pete was born on September 8, 1920 in Trinidad, CO and was a graduate of the University of Texas. He served his country during WWII as a 1stLT in the Army Air Corps as a Bombardier on a B-24 Liberator. He flew during D-Day and 35 other combat missions for which he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Pete loved to play golf, tennis, and most other sports. He loved spending time with his family and although he was never a big conversationalist, what he said spoke volumes. Pete was a good listener and a loving compassionate man who his family said was the greatest man they ever knew. Services will take place at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at French Mortuary - Lomas Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd NE. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Share Your Care, 4645 Pitt Rd, 87111. With their care and services our father's days were brighter. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE

Zanotelli, Henry
Henry Zanotelli - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 2012 - Henry Zanotelli, 90, departed this life the morning of Sept. 28, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Melchiore and Theresa Zanotelli, brothers, Charlie Zanotelli and George Zanotelli; sister, Ida Lozinsky; and his loving wife, Alma Zanotelli. Survived by his only son, Johnny (Landee) Zanotelli; and his grandchildren, Talia, Alyssa, Giovanni, Gabriella, Isabella, and his pride and joy, Dominico. Henry had an incredible spirit that will be deeply missed. Henry enlisted in the Navy after graduating from St. Mary' s High School, and served our country in World War II. Returning from the Navy, Henry went to work for various coal mines in Wyoming and Colorado. He then retired from Sears automotive department after 25 years. Henry also helped his son, Johnny, open ' The Regent' and ' Zanotelli' s for Men' which both were in business for 20 years. Thank you for all of the dear friends that took time out of their day to spend time with Henry. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Therese Catholic Church. Full notice and online condolences, Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home. Alyssa, Giovanni, Gabriella, Isabella, and his pride and joy, Dominico. Henry had an incredible spirit that will be deeply missed. Henry enlisted in the Navy after graduating from St. Mary' s High School, and served our country in World War II. Returning from the Navy, Henry went to work for various coal mines in Wyoming and Colorado. He then retired from Sears automotive department after 25 years. Henry also helped his son, Johnny, open ' The Regent' and ' Zanotelli' s for Men' which both were in business for 20 years. Thank you for all of the dear friends that took time out of their day to spend time with Henry. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Therese Catholic Church. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Zarate, Mark
Mark Zarate - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 2011 - Mark Zarate, 45, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 29, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister. Mark is survived by his son, Joshua; sisters, Margaret and Lillian; brothers, Jim and John; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. At his request cremation has taken place and no services will be held.

Zarn, Fredia J.
Fredia J. Zarn - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 1961 - Fredia J. Zarn, May 18. Wife of Harry F. Zarn of the family home, 708 Highland Ave. Mother of Mrs. Viola I. Brooks and grandmother of Michael Brooks, both of Pueblo; John Allen, Frederick L. and Alfred Lee Brooks, all with the U.S. Marines. Sister of Mrs. Jessie Koster, Napa, Calif.; Mrs. Opal Mae Scott, Pueblo; Mrs. Edith McCubbins and Mrs. Cecilia Gililland, both of Kansas; Mrs. Ruth Petty, Arkansas; Mrs. Betty Jo Daniels, John C. and Clell Miller, all of Denver, and Mrs. Hildegarde Johnson, Calif. Member of the Eagle's Auxiliary and the Friends Club. A resident of Pueblo for the past 50 years. The family may be contacted either at the home or at Mrs. Brookes' home, 1035 Van Buren, Arrangements later. May 19, 1961, Pueblo Chieftain. Fredia J. Zarn. Episcopal services 3;30 p.m. Saturday, Davis Memorial Chapel. To Mountain View. The body will lie in state until 1 p.m. Saturday.

Zarn, Harry F.
Harry F. Zarn Pueblo Chieftain - October 6, 1975 - Harry F. Zarn, Oct. 4, 1975, in a local hospital. Late of 08 Highland. Husband of Irene Zarn, Pueblo, Stepfather of Robert Erickson and Mrs. Viola Brooks, both of Pueblo. Step grandfather of John Allan, Frederick L., A. Lee and Michael Brooks, all of Pueblo. Brother of Mrs. Martha Roberts, Greeley, Colo. Member of BPO Elks 90 and Pueblo Aerie 145, F.O.E. Born Feb 25, 1900, in Pueblo. Employe of CF&I Steel Corp. , retiring in 1962 from the 25-inch mill. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Tom Arbogast, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Elks graveside rites at Mt. View.

Zarn, Irene J.
Mrs. Irene J. Zarn - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 1978 - Mrs. Irene J. Zarn, Pueblo resident past 34 years, late of 2611 Jones, passed away Feb. 27, 1978. Mrs. Zarn was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Eagles and was a past member of Navy Mothers. Survivors include three sons and three daughters. Mrs. Betty Buehler, Denver. Tom Gribben. Florence, Jim Gribben, Holyoke. Mrs. Charlene Voelker. Waupun, Wis., Mrs. Nancy Stanton, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Robert Erickson of 2531 Lynwood, where the family may be contacted. Three brothers and three sisters also survive; Lawrence Peterson, Ray Lopshire and Mrs. Genevieve Rousch, all of Salina, Kan., Roy Lopshire, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Mrs. Margarete Franklin and Mrs. Grace Smith, both of Phoenix. Nineteen grandchildren two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Service, Valhalla-Comer Garden Chapel. 2 p.m. Wednesday. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Zehna, Virginia
Virginia Zehna - Trinidad Times Independent - January 21, 2008 - Virginia (Cordova) Zehna, long-time, former resident of Trinidad, CO was called home to be with the Lord quietly in Los Alamos, NM on January 17, 2008. She was 90 years old. Virginia will be remembered by her keen sense of humor, her loving generosity and her strong will to live for her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Frank, and their three children, Anita Thompson, Byron (Buddy) Zehna and Joan Barton, her two brothers Hector Cordova and Barron Cordova. Virginia is survived by her Grandson Frank (Stephanie) Zehna of Athens, GA, Pamela (Steve) Register of Wrightsville Beach, NC, Kimberly (David) Souders of Santa Fe, NM, Matthew Barton of Denver, CO and Brian Barton of San Diego, CA. Survivors also include Daughter-in-Law Joyce Zehna of Watkinsville, GA, her Son-in-Law Pat Barton of Denver, CO and special nieces Gloria (Dan) Cordova-Winske of Los Alamos, NM and Teresa (Dick) Bell of Cokedale, CO. Virginia was blessed with four Great-Grandchildren, Laurel Souders and Sallie, Joseph and Nicholas Zehna. She will be sadly missed as the loving and devoted matriarch of the Zehna Family. A Rosary will be held at 2 p.m. at the Sombrillo Nursing Home in Los Alamos on Friday, January 25. Funeral Mass will be held at 10a.m. at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinidad on Monday, January 28, followed by interment at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Funeral Home (Los Alamos) and the Comi Funeral Home (Trinidad).

Zele, Frank Jr.
Frank Zele Jr. - Trinidad Times Independent - October 22, 2010 - Frank William Zele Jr., 91, died Oct. 20, 2010, in Trinidad. He was born Feb. 26, 1919, to Frank William Zele Sr. and Mary Zele in Hastings. Frank graduated from Trinidad High School with the class of 1937. He also graduated from Trinidad State Junior College and then the University of Denver with a B.A. in accounting. He married Helen Jackson in Baytown, Texas. Through this union, one son was born, Frank William Zele III. Frank was in the U.S. Navy from 1937-1945. He worked at the Air Force Finance Center in Denver and Colorado State Department of Labor in Lakewood until his retirement. He was a member of the Colorado Cattlemen's Association and Friends of Historic Trinidad. He was an umpire for 38 years and a rancher all of his life. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Helen and his step-mother Ora Zele. He is survived by his son Frank W. Zele III and his wife Laurie of Aguilar, brother Carl Zele and his wife Dorothy of Englewood, sister Elizabeth Budd of Aurora and grandson Frank William Zele IV of Lakewood. Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Bear Valley Christian Church in Denver from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Funeral service will follow at 1 p.m., officiated by Skip Banks. Interment will be at Fort Logan Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Frank Zele IV, Michael Zele, Sean Zele, Duane Choate, Doug Choate and Harry K. Johnson. Honorary pallbearer will be Ed Poledna and Carl Thomas. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Zemlock, Heather M.
Heather Zemlock - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2009 - Carbon monoxide not cause of Pueblo woman's death - Carbon monoxide was ruled out Thursday in the death of a 32-year-old woman. Investigators are awaiting results of a toxicology test to determine the exact cause of Heather Zemlock's death. Pueblo County Coroner James Kramer said test results for Zemlock were negative for carbon monoxide. Zemlock, formerly of Wisconsin, was found dead Tuesday (January 20) in her home at 1430 Sierra St. Sheriff's deputies initially suspected possible carbon monoxide poisoning when they encountered a strong smell of natural gas in her home. Firefighters and utility workers, however, found nonsignificant levels of the scentless gas inside the house.

Zents, Chester
Chester Zents - Adrian-Comer Funeral Home - October 25, 2010 - Chester Clyde Zents, June 26, 1915 - October 24, 2010 - Chester Clyde Zents, 95, passed away on October 24, 2010. He was preceded in death by his wife, Burnice Zents. Chester is survived by his sons, Richard (Cheryl) Zents, of Half Moon Bay, California; Ron (Sandy) Zents, of Castle Rock, Colorado; Jerry Zents, of Beulah, Colorado; and his sister Maxine Bruce, of Pueblo, Colorado. Also survived by 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 North Elizabeth, Pueblo, Colorado. Arrangements under the direction of Adrian-Comer Funeral Home, Pueblo, CO.

Zents, Jerald C.
Jerald C. Zents - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 2011 - Jerald C. Zents, 61, son of Chester Clyde and Burnice Zents, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011. He is survived by his two brothers, Richard Zents (Cheryl) and Ron Zents (Sandy); his aunt, Maxine Bruce of Pueblo; and six nieces and nephews. He was a fun-loving person whose sense of humor and infectious laugh will not soon be forgotten. He was a graduate of University of Southern Colorado with a degree in communications, and worked as a DJ for many years. He loved photography and painting. He was the eternal optimist and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Thursday, June 30, 2011, at the Beulah Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Beulah EMT.

Zeppa, Albert
Albert Zeppa - Contra Costa Times - July 1, 2012 - Albert Zeppa went home to be with his Lord and Savior on June 21, 2012. He was 85 years old. Albert was born on December 11, 1926 in Starkville, CO to Benedetto and Teresina Zeppa. Albert served proudly in the U.S. Army as a Medical Aid man during WWII. Afterwards he worked for 40 years as a grounds keeper for the Chevron Rod and Gun Club in Richmond, CA which he described as "the best job in the whole world". Albert loved bowling, golf, and betting on the racehorses, as well as keeping up on the latest baseball stats. In his "glory days" he was an excellent softball pitcher. He also loved to get together with family and friends, and was happiest when he was the center of attention and the life of the party. He was as comfortable as any performer behind a microphone, and he loved to make people laugh. Al always made the time to play a good game of UNO with the grandkids when they were together. He was also a very generous man who cheerfully shared what he had with others. He was a member of the Galileo Club and SIRS (Sons in Retirement). Albert is survived by his two daughters, Karen Zeppa-Davis and Terri Nethercott, his sons-in-law Mark Davis and Jim Nethercott, his daughter-in-law Barbara Zeppa and his 3 beloved grandchildren Morgan, Tyler, and Kristen Nethercott. He is also survived by his beloved companion of 20 years, Jean Lucas and his sister Vera Penrod. He will join his parents, his son Steve Zeppa and his siblings, Annie Iacobelli, Ernest Zeppa, Minnie Freeze, Alfred Zeppa, Norman Zeppa, and Louie Zeppa, who have also preceded him in death. Visitation for Albert will be on Friday, July 6th, 2012 from 9 am to 11 am at Ouimet Bros., Concord Funeral Chapel, 4125 Clayton Road, Concord, CA. A funeral service will begin at 11 am on Friday at the chapel. He will be laid to rest at Rolling Hills Memorial Park.

Zerfas, Audrey Jill
Audrey Jill Zerfas - Pueblo Chieftain - November 6, 2011 - Audrey Jill Zerfas, 75, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 4, 2011, in Pueblo, Colo. She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Frank Zerfas; daughters, Kimberly Zerfas, Kelly (David) Zerfas-Roth and Laurel (Pete) Sobiesk; grandchildren, Peyton Roth, Ryley Roth and Porter Sobiesk; siblings, Jack (Nola) Chick and Jeri (Don) Minerich. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Predeceased by her daughter, Kristine Zerfas; and parents, Joe and Mona Chick. Jill was a wonderful mother who raised her family, then went on to work as a secretary for School District No. 60. She enjoyed writing poetry, knitting, crocheting and sewing. Special thanks to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their care and compassion, as well as relatives and friends who spent time with Jill and shared their friendship and love. In lieu of food and flowers memorial contributions may be made in Jill' s memory to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. At her request no viewing. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, First Presbyterian Church.

Zerfas, Ralph R. Sr.
Ralph R. Zerfas Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 2009 - Ralph R. Zerfas Sr., 87, born March 22, 1922, in Ellis, Kan.; passed away May 10, 2009, in Pueblo, Colo. Predeceased by his parents, Frank and Caroline (Fries) Zerfas; and sister, Helen Gates. Survived by his wife of 56 years, Katherine M. Zerfas (Shouse); daughter, Kathi Gale (James) Hamby; son, Ralph R. (You Feng Wang) Zerfas Jr.; granddaughter, Serissa Orner; brothers and sisters, Barbara Bradford, Wilma Wickman, Marge Klein, Cleo (Bob) Day, Frank (Jill) Zerfas, Larry (Betty) Zerfas and Caroline (Gary) Gray; numerous nieces and nephews, friends at the Kozy Korner and at Cardiac Rehab at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. Ralph served in the Pacific Theater during WWII and for 20 years, he and Katherine traveled to various cities in the United States to attend reunions of the 583rd Signal Air Warning, his Army unit. In 1985, Ralph hosted his Army unit in Pueblo. He was employed for 42 years by the now defunct Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad. Ralph loved going to Cripple Creek and as long as he could, made yearly treks to Laughlin and Las Vegas. On Saturdays and Sundays, he enjoyed joining his friends at the Kozy Korner. Watching TV was his favorite pastime, especially Westerns, baseball, basketball and football, particularly the Broncos, who pleased him as often as they irritated him. He was a devoted father and husband. We will miss him so much. The family wishes to thank Dr. Melchor Sipalay, his wife, Lulu, the compassionate staff of Joni Fair Hospice, Pastor Randy Bolt of Trinity Lutheran Church, the ladies of Trinity Lutheran, the nursing staff at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center and Dr. Vishnapriya Krishna for her medical opinion. Dr. Sipalay's and Dr. Krishna's medical advice made our decisions easier. We thank them for being our physicians. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Ralph's name to Joni Fair Hospice, 1107 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81004. Ralph's funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Trinity Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Zerr, Richard Dean Sr.
Richard Dean Zerr, Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 2011 - Richard Dean Zerr, Sr., 70, passed away Oct. 12, 2011. Survived by wife, Marlene Zerr; sons, Rick Jr. (Tracy), Larry (Karen), Brian (Eva); four grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; his mother; sister; and four brothers; nieces and nephew. A get-together at the family home, 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011. A poem he wrote in 1986 for you: Time the Universal Solvent. Where am I in this sea of light, behind the cloud the sun so bright. Be I man or any or fly so small, or speck of dust, that is all. For in time the sun will be a flash so distant, but I will be here if only for an instant. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Zgut, John Edward
John Edward Zgut - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2012 - John Edward Zgut, 66, Walsenburg, May 27. Boies-Ortega.

Zigich, Vaso
Vaso (Rope) Zigich - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1955 - In loving memory of Vaso (Rope) Zigich who passed away six years ago today, Oct. 14, 1949. Sadly missed by your brother and sister.

Zimbelman, Clarence R.
Clarence R. "Zim" Zimbelman - Pueblo Chieftain - February 5, 2012 - Clarence R. "Zim" Zimbelman passed away Jan. 26, 2012, in Boulder, Colo. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ruth of Boulder; as well as his daughter, Margot (Ray) LaPanse; and two grandchildren, Christopher and Alaina LaPanse of Superior, Colo. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Joan Dowdy. Zim lived in Pueblo for 32 years, and retired in 1981 as the chief administrative officer of the Frying Pan-Arkansas Project, Bureau of Reclamation. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at the Philips Chapel at Frasier Meadows Retirement Community, 350 Ponca Place, Boulder, Colo. In lieu of flowers, please consider giving a gift to one of the following charities: The Frasier Meadows Fall Prevention Program, Hospice Care of Boulder and Broomfield Counties, or Mountain View United Methodist Church. You may forward your contribution to Crist Mortuary, 3395 Penrose Place, Boulder, CO 80301.

Zimbelman, Ruth
Ruth Zimbelman - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 2012 - Ruth Zimbelman passed away Oct. 10, 2012, in Boulder, Colo. She is survived by her daughter, Margot (Ray) LaPanse; and two grandchildren, Christopher and Alaina LaPanse of Superior, Colo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence ' Zim' ; and daughter, Joan Dowdy. Ruth lived in Pueblo for 32 years, and worked for 17 years at Republic National Bank in Sunset Plaza. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, Phillips Chapel at Frasier Meadows Retirement Community, 350 Ponca Place, Boulder, Colo. Memorial contributions: Hospice Care of Boulder and Broomfield Counties, 2594 Trailridge Drive East, Lafayette, CO 80026.

Zimmerman, David L.
David L. Zimmerman - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2012 - David L. Zimmerman, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., 67, passed away Jan. 14, 2012. Survived by his wife, Barbara Zimmerman; children, Vaughn (Debra) Zimmerman of San Antonio, Texas, Kerry (Greg, former husband) Hawkins of Pueblo West and David ' DJ' Zimmerman of Leadville; sister, Mary McClain; sister-in-law, Carole Towcimak; and grandchildren, Hannah York, Madison Zimmerman and Colton Hawkins. Preceded in death by his parents, Morris and Mary Zimmerman. David was born Aug. 15, 1944, in Ann Arbor, Mich. He loved the outdoors and received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh in 1966, then obtained his Master of Social Work degree in 1968 from West Virginia University. Then, from 1986 through December 2008, he was Executive Vice President of Medical and Clinical Affairs at the Colorado Boys Ranch Foundation. From 1975 to 1986, David was director of the Comprehensive Alcohol Treatment at Spanish Peaks Mental Health Center in Pueblo. May the work David has done speak for him. The family extends its deepest gratitude to St. Mary-Corwin ICU staff and 3rd floor medical staff and Dr. James Stjernholm for their excellent care and compassion to David and his family. Also special thank you to Sangre de Cristo Hospice for its support, compassion and care for David during our difficult time. Viewing from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, followed by the service in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Deacon Mario Vegas officiating.

Zimmerman, Gary
Gary ' Zim' Zimmerman - Pueblo Chieftain - November 7, 2009 - Gary ' Zim' Zimmerman, 74, passed away Nov. 2, 2009. At his request, cremation with no services. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Zimmerman, Joan Claire
Joan Claire Zimmerman - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 2013 - Joan Claire Zimmerman, 76, passed away March 16, 2013. Survived by children, Chris, Amy, Nancy, David, Brian, Dawn, Michelle, Erych, Kimberly and Andrea; 22 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Adrian; and one sister. Born April 23, 1936, in Chicago, Ill., to Louis and Josephine Downes. She was a homemaker. Member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. Rosary at noon, followed by the funeral Mass, Thursday, March 21, St. Pius X, 3130 Morris, with the Rev. Father John Ozella as celebrant. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Zimmerman, Leona R.
Leona R. Zimmerman - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 2011 - Leona R. Zimmerman, 96, reunited with her adored husband, Walter, in heaven on June 13, 2011. Leona was born in Pueblo on June 2, 1915, the youngest of six children descended from the Sease family, original settlers of the Beulah Valley. She graduated from Central High School in 1933 and married Walter T. Zimmerman on Jan. 15, 1937. They were married 45 years until his death in 1982. After her daughters were all in school, Leona worked as a secretary in School District No. 60, serving at Centennial High School, Central Grade School and finally at the administration building until her retirement in 1980. She was a talented pianist and consummate accompanist for 92 of her 96 years. She also was a skillful seamstress and an avid reader. Leona was a member of PEO Chapter DU and Arkansas Valley Chapter DAR, and member and Past Matron of Pueblo Chapter No. 7, OES, and past Grand Organist of Colorado. In addition to her Walter, Leona was preceded in death by her daughter, Anne; and son-in-law, Ray Pearl. Left to cherish many loving memories are daughters, Nancy DeNiro of Aurora, and Kay (Hugh) Clum of Pueblo West; grandchildren, Joanie (Clayton) Briggs of Canon City, Cyndy (Mike) Stiller of Lakewood, Steve Countway of Denver, Susan Holter of Centennial, Sheila (Dan) Kraus of Pueblo, Shannon (Steve) Ausborn of Aurora, and Jennifer (Doug) LaChausse of Pueblo West; 17 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Leona took great pride in her family and loved being among all her little ones. Viewing, one hour prior to the service. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, June 16, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire, may make memorials direct to a charity of choice.

Zinanti, Louis
Louis Zinanti - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 2009 - Louis Zinanti, 80, went to be with the Lord Sept. 22, 2009. Louis was born in Tioga, Colo., on Nov. 18, 1928; served during the Korean War; and retired after 34 years with the CF&I. He was predeceased by his parents; three brothers, Angelo, Bill and Joseph; sister, Katherine Haddow; and son, Danny. Survived by his brothers, Steve, Marion and Roy; and sister, Joann Quine. Louis is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Dora Zinanti; and children, Sandra Hilton, Wayne DeHerrera (Lorrie), Debra Kottenstette (Richard), Dorie Zinanti; and daughter- in-law, Leslie Zinanti. He was a grandfather of 16 and great-grandfather of seven. Louis was known for his big heart and generous spirit. He was a common working man and a humble war hero, a joyful Christian and friend to all he met. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, Fellowship of the Rockies. At his request, there will be no viewing. Arrangements through Imperial Funeral Home.

Zinno, George L.
George L. Zinno - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 2009 - George L. Zinno, born in Pueblo, Colo., Feb. 22, 1928; passed away Feb. 23, 2009. Survived by his loving wife, Vanessa Jane; daughters, Keli Drew Wall and Stasi Roy Vaughan; grandchildren, Trevor and Amanda Rees, Chaz, Colton and Cameron Vaughan; sister, Lena Del Vecchio and brother-in-law, Vic Donnegan. George was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Carmella Zinno; sisters, Rose and Esther; brothers, Tony, Dominic and John. George graduated from Pleasantview High School. He then went on to work in the produce industry until he retired in 2000. George and Jane resided in Las Cruces, N.M., for 25 years then moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., in 2002, to be closer to their families. George loved his family, golf, and his many friends. He was highly respected by his business associates and friends and dearly loved by his family. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1145 S. Aspen, Pueblo, CO 81006

Zirger, Leroy Keith
Leroy Keith Zirger - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 2012 - Leroy Keith Zirger, 91, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 3, 2012. Memorial service at a later date.

Znidarsich, William H.
William H. Znidarsich - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2009 - William H. Znidarsich, 80, passed away April 4, 2009. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2009, Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2009, Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment following, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Zobec, John
John Zobec - Pueblo Indicator - June 9, 1934 - Two Killed in Auto Wreck - Anthony J. Gersick and John Zobec Victims When Speeding Car Overturns - Anthony J. Gersick, 33, of Blende, and John Zobec, Jr., 1217 Bohman ave., were killed in an auto wreck 30 miles out on the Burnt Mill road on June 3, when their car, driven by Philip Mehle overturned and landed bottom up in a ditch. Gersick was instantly killed and Zobec died next day in a hospital. The car went over on a curve near the three R ranch.

Zobeck, Aleta
Aleta "Jackie" Zobeck - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 2009 - Aleta "Jackie" Zobeck passed away on June 21, 2009, at the age of 67, in Pueblo, Colo. Jackie worked as an illustrator for Joslin' s and loved painting in watercolor. She was also an award-winning doll-maker. Her cloth dolls, as well as her paper doll creations, were published in Doll Magazine and shown at the Colorado State Fair. She loved taking walks with her husband, Lou, and their two dogs. A fourth-generation Puebloan, she will be sadly missed by her husband, artist Louis "Lou" Zobeck; niece, Jamie Roy; nephew, Robert Hitchcock; brother-in-law, Robert Hitchcock; cousin, Patty Crum; and a number of other nieces, nephews and cousins. She also will be missed by the entire Zobeck family. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A private service will take place.

Zoet, Edna May
Edna May Zoet - Pueblo Chieftain - December 3, 2005 - Edna May Zoet, 91, passed away Dec. 1, 2005. Survived by her children, Marjory (Peter) Bankson of Alexandria, Va., Miriam (Kim) Cummings of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Barbara (Bill) Vidmar of Pueblo; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, August Zoet. Edna was born to Paul and Blanche McLaurin on July 28, 1914, in Albuquerque, N.M. She graduated from Stanford University in 1934. In 1964, she received her Master's degree from Western Washington University, where she taught for 10 years. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, at the Pavilion at Villa Pueblo Chapel, 855 Hunter Drive, with her daughter, the Rev. Marjory Bankson officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Villa Pueblo Foundation through the funeral home.

Zonneveld, Jan J.
Jan J. Zonneveld - Pueblo Chieftain - February 2, 2011 - Jan J. Zonneveld, age 84, of Pueblo West, died on Jan. 16, 2011. Jan was born in The Netherlands, where he attended universities in Amsterdam and Leiden. He immigrated to Canada in 1955, and to the United States in 1961. He was preceded in death by his brother, Gerrit (Belgium); and sister, Leny (The Netherlands). He is survived by his sister, Jackie "Co" (Canada); four children, Christine (Bill), Daniel (Sabrena), Ernest (Linda), Dick (Woo); 10 grandchildren; his dear lady friend, Evelyn Haling; two nephews, Pieter and Gerrit Zonneveld (United Kingdom); and his lifelong friend, Hans Groenevelt (The Netherlands). Jan loved ballroom dancing (teaching at Fred Astaire and Linn County Community College in Iowa, and the Senior Center in Pueblo) and line dancing. He was a member of the Eagles Fraternity and the S.C.F. Polka Club, and served on the Pueblo District 70 School Board (1999-2003). Informal Celebration of Life to be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Sandalwood Hall, 3913 Sandalwood Lane, Pueblo, CO 81005. Arrangements, Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Zook, Fred Lee
Fred Lee Zook - Pueblo Chieftain - August 8, 2010 - Fred Lee Zook, 68, passed away Aug. 4, 2010. A Pueblo resident for the past 35 years, Fred was a self-employed consulting forensic engineer for Fred Zook Engineer Inc. He was one of the founders of Coalition of Professional Engineers, (COPE). He loved to tutor students in math and science. Fred was born Dec. 26, 1941, in Allensville, Pa., to the union of Rev. Leroy and Mary Anna (Yordi) Zook, they preceded him in death. Fred graduated in 1959 from Captain Jack High School in Mount Union, Pa. He leaves to cherish his memory, beloved wife, Florence Hunt; two daughters, Michelen (John) Sells of Denver, Tonika Simmons of Brooklyn, N.Y.; siblings, Brenda Dowd of Titusville, Fla., Debby Green of Elizabethtown, Ky., Madonna (Al) Holsopple of Baltimore, Md., Paul Zook of Mount Union, Pa.; granddaughter, Elizabeth Sells of Denver; mother in-law, Ivestine White; sisters-in-law, Barbara Ikner, Betty Hunt, all of Tucson, Ariz., Wealtha (Keith) Deaking, of Seattle, Wash.; two brothers-in-law, Phillip Hunt of Seattle, and Wendell Hunt of Phoenix, Ariz.; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. At Fred' s request cremation has taken place. A celebration of Fred' s life, 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, Zaragoza Hall, 1339 E. Routt. In lieu of flowers, it was Fred' s request that donations be made to either scholarship Fund COPE c/o Engineered Systems, 1101 N. Greenwood, Pueblo, CO 81003, or PAACO c/o P.O. 11833, Pueblo, CO 81001. Family is receiving friends at the family home.

Zorc, Josephine
Josephine Zorc - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 2009 - Josephine Zorc, 85, of Rye, passed away Oct. 28, 2009. Survived by her children, Mary Ann Thompson of Pueblo, Joseph (Barbara) Zorc of Rye, Frank (Terry) Zorc of Rye, Ann (Joe) Velez of Houston, Texas, and Thomas (Bonnie) Zorc of Canton, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother and two sisters. Preceded in death by her husband, Stefan Zorc on Jan. 24, 2006. Josephine was born to Rok and Jozefa Zalaznik on March 20, 1924, in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia. She loved gardening, crocheting and mowing the lawn! She was very dedicated to her church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at St. Aloysius Church, in Rye, with Msgr. Marvin Kapushion as celebrant. Interment, Mount Olivet Cemetery in Rye. Those who desire may make memorials to St. Aloysius Church Memorial Fund.

Zorich, John Ivan
John Ivan Zorich - World Independent - April 13, 1949 - Walsenburg Resident Dies in Pueblo - John Ivan Zorich of Walsenburg died April 11, 1949, at Pueblo, Colo. He was born May 20, 1880 in Jugoslavia. He had lived in Huerfano County for 38 years where he was engaged in farming. He is survived by his wife Mary, two sons, Jack of Richmond, Wash., and Ted of Walsenburg; six daughters, Anna Ugolini and Katherine Bak, both of Walsenburg; Rose Maxwell of Pueblo, Colo.; Helen Fodor, Elsie and Wilma Zorich all of Trinidad, three brothers, Pete and Martin of Pullpet, Ill. and Louis of Jugoslavia. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Furphy Mortuary.

Zueli, Bautiste
Bautiste Zueli - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 1918 - The funeral of Bautiste Zueli will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the McMinn funeral chapel. Interment will be in Roselawn.

Zuniga, Frank
Frank Zuniga - Trinidad Times Independent - April 6, 2011 - Frank Zuniga, affectionately known as ' Pretty Boy' passed away unexpectedly at home April 4, 2011 at the age of 88. He was born in Delagua Nov. 3, 1922, to Josephine Lopez and Hilario Zuniga. On June 27, 1942 Frank was united in marriage to Lucille Gutierrez at Holy Trinity Church in Trinidad. He was a coal miner having worked in various area mines including, Delagua, Valdez, Morley and the Allen Mines for 52 years until his retirement. He loved playing his guitar and watching old westerns and Spanish movies. Frank enjoyed caring for his dogs, Spark Plug, Max Jones and Elvis. Preceding him in death are parents, Josephine and Hilario Zuniga, beloved wife Lucille Zuniga, brothers Louie and Manuel Zuniga and granddaughter Kristina Zuniga. He is survived by children, Richard Zuniga, Pueblo, Frank ,(Judy) Zuniga, Denver, Phillip Zuniga Trinidad, Virginia (Sam) Samora, Trinidad, Mary (Bill) Mehess, Pueblo, daughter-in-law Cherie Linnemyer, Trinidad, sisters Jessica (Pete) Collincos, Denver, Margaret Murillo, Pueblo, Jennie Mares, Denver, 10 grandchildren including special granddaughter, Sheryl Rodriguez, who Frank and Lucille raised, 14 great-grandchildren, one great- great-grandchild, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be Monday from 2-7 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral will be Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at 10 at Faith Christian Fellowship Church with Pastor Bill Frashuer officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers are Zane Zuniga, Zack Mehess, Chris Mehess, Zack Zuniga and Austin Zuniga. Active pallbearers are Travis Zuniga, Bobby Zuniga, Adam Zuniga, Cisco Zuniga, Sam Samora and Dickie Murillo. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at C&H Restaurant, located at the Quality Inn. Family may be contacted at 318 E. Topeka or 1513 N. Denver St. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Zupan, Cyril
Rev. Cyril Zupan - Pueblo Chieftain - January 4, 1999 - Our Past Century, 1900 - 1901 - 20th Century Opens on High Note in Pueblo - They Made a Difference - Cyril Zupan - The Rev. Cyril Zupan was the second pastor of Pueblo's St. Mary Church, serving the parish at the beginning of this century. He was a native of Carniola, and spoke the language and understood the heritage of his parishioners who were Slovenes, Slovaks and Germans. He came to Pueblo in 1894 from St. John Abbey in Minnesota, and a year later saw the building of a new St. Mary Church in the Grove. A school occupied the first floor of the new church building, according to "They All Came to Pueblo" by Joanne West Dodds. 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 - October 23, 1951: Longtime Pueblo religious leader, the Rev. Cyril Zupan, dies in Canon City at age 89.

Zupan, Melissa
Melissa Zupan - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 2010 - Melissa Zupan, 24. Sunrise - Jan. 6, 1986; sunset - Feb. 22, 2010. Our beloved Melissa unexpectedly spread her wings and began her journey to heaven. She was preceded on this journey by her grandparents, Joe Zupan, Donald and Flora Nolan; her great- grandmother, Margaret Nolan; numerous pets, especially her beloved German shepherd, Mischa, all of whom await her arrival with love and affection. She leaves behind to cherish her memory and celebrate her all too short life, her parents, Michael and Charlotte Zupan; grandparents, Sandra Zupan, Joe and Mercy Plascencia; big sisters, Tiffany Heath (Terry Bowen Jr.), Kimberly (Ricky) Shawcroft; aunt, Sharon Sandoval; uncles, Douglas (Danielle) Plascencia, Bruce Plascencia; nieces and nephews, Korey Bowen, Ryan and Hannah Shawcroft; and many special cousins including Marky, Brian and Casey; extended family and numerous friends. Heaven was in need of an angel because you were called so soon, too soon, for those you left behind. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.

Zupancic, Aleen
Aleen Zupancic - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 2011 - Aleen Zupancic, 86, passed away in Centennial, Colo., on July 20, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, William ' Elinez' in 2000. Aleen is survived by her son, William M. (Colleen); daughters, Mary L. (Melvin) Neugebauer, Denise (Peter) Levin; granddaughters, Billie J. (David) Tookmanian, Kaitlin (Christopher) Hogan, Lauren L. (Jonathan) Hungerford, Jennifer Lukenbill; grandson, Brett (Maggie) Wilson; great- grandchildren, Alyssa J. Lukenbill, Alivia J. Hungerford and Brycen Hogan. Viewing, 4 to 8 p.m. today, George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011, George McCarthy Historical Chapel, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Zupancic, Anthony J.
Anthony J. Zupancic - Pueblo Chieftain - May 8, 2010 - Anthony J. Zupancic, affectionately known as ' Tony,' passed away May 1, 2010, in Lincoln, Neb., after a courageous battle with illness. Tony had lived with his daughter for the past four and one half years in Lincoln, Neb. Tony was born to Frank and Mary (Babic) on Jan. 17, 1916, in Pueblo, Colo., where he resided until October of 2005. Tony graduated from Pueblo Central High School in 1935. As a youth, he enjoyed playing sports such as football, baseball and basketball. Tony served in the U.S. Army with the 763rd Railway Battalion in the European Theater of War during WWII and attained the rank of staff sergeant. Tony worked for the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad for 40 years, retiring from his occupation as machinist. Tony was an excellent carpenter and worked as a self-employed carpenter locally. He received a diploma in commercial art from the Washington School of the Arts. His hobbies included oil painting, wood carving, playing the accordion and cooking. Tony was an avid sports fan of professional football and baseball and enjoyed watching baseball on television up until the time of his death. On May 16, 1953, Tony married Agnes Rechis of Pueblo, Colo., and the couple had one child, Katherine Lynne. Throughout his lifetime, Tony belonged to and participated in various organizations including: KSKJ Lodge No. 7, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Pueblo Art Guild, Fraternal Order of Eagles and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3641. He was a lifelong member of St. Mary Parish in Pueblo, Colo. Tony was preceded in death by his parents; all of his siblings, Pauline, Jessie, Caroline, Louise, Frances, Mary, John, Edward and Frank; his wife, Agnes; and three beloved family dogs, Trixie, Heather and Shannon. Tony is survived by his daughter, Katherine Lynne; seven granddogs, Olivia, Elisa, Abbie, Sweets, Aishan, Skylar and Claire; his caregiver and friend, Carmen J. Sandell; nieces, Bertha Sabo, Judy Chamberlin, Mary Jane McBride; special family friends, Bill and Joyce Kocman; numerous friends he made while living in Lincoln, Neb.; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Tony requested not to have a funeral service. He will be interred at Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo, Colo. Memorials to KSKJ Lodge No. 7 may be forwarded to Mr. William Kocman, 1132 Lake Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Zupancic, Donna Jeanne
Donna Jeanne Zupancic - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 2012 - Donna Jeanne Zupancic, 68, passed away Aug. 17, 2012. Survived by her son, Don Zupancic; sister, Audrey Miller; and brother, Buddy (Cindy) Macaluso, all of Pueblo. Also survived by her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, Deb Hartman of Trinidad, Josh, Mindy, Kaylie and Jaxson Hartman of Mitchell, S.D., Denise Hartman of Colorado Springs, Rick Macaluso of Pueblo, Larry Miller, Gary Miller, Maria Pedraza, Adrianna Pedraza, Dolly Dow, Eric and Ashley Miller, all of Denver, Karen Macaluso, Kathy (Rudy) Stupar, Joziah Stupar, Jonah Stupar, Lori Bewley, Brooke Bewley and Mitchell Bewley, all of Pueblo. Preceded in death by her brother, Nick (Nancy) Macaluso; sister-in-law, Carol Macaluso and great-niece, Julianna Stupar. Donna was born to John and Grace Macaluso on April 18, 1944, in Pueblo. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and was past president of District Council Diocese Women. She loved being with family. She loved many, especially children, and was loved by all who knew her. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at St. Joseph Church, 1145 S. Aspen Rd., with the Rev. Father Bill Gleeson as celebrant. Memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Zupancic, Frederick
Frederick "Zup" Zupancic - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 2011 - Frederick "Zup" Zupancic, 92, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Florence, Colo. Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mary Zupancic; brothers, Joseph "Midget," Frank "Pee Wee," John "Zev," Rudolph "Rams," Anton "Tonza," Louis "Bully" and William "Elines;" two sisters, Mary Shure and Matilda "Tillie" Atkinson. He is survived by sisters-in-law, Helen Zupancic, Rose Zupancic and Velda Zupancic. He also is survived by several nieces and nephews. Fred was a veteran of World War II. He and his brothers began and operated the Veteran' s Tavern for many years after returning home from the war in 1945. Fred was loved by everyone who knew him and by the nurses and patients at the veteran' s home. He will be truly missed. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Inurnment at a later date at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Zupancic, Joseph Steve Jr.
Joseph Steve Zupancic Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 2012 - Joseph Steve Zupancic Jr., age 70, passed away Friday, July 13, 2012, in Lee' s Summit, Mo., after a courageous but short battle with cancer. He was born in Pueblo, Colo., on April 23, 1942, to the late Joseph Sr. and Mary Zupancic. He graduated from Pueblo South High School in 1960. He was employed as a welder at CF&I Steel Mill for 20 years. He raced at Beacon Hill Speedway for 20 years, winning three championships. Following retirement, he moved to Missouri in 1984. Survived by his wife of 44 years, Virginia Sue (Simpson); daughter, Kimberly Jo Corpeny (Peter); grandson, Peyton Joseph Hall; and step-granddaughter, Parker Corpeny, all of Lee' s Summit, Mo.; sister, Mary Agnes Wald; and brothers, Thomas Zupancic (Pat), Las Vegas, Nev., Ray Zupancic (Carol), Pueblo, Colo., and Richard Zupancic (Mary), Flower Mound, Texas; sisters-in-law, Wanda Simpson, Las Vegas, Nev., Patricia Simpson, Colorado Springs, Colo., Mary Simpson, Pueblo, Colo.; brother-in-law, Joe Frisbie, Lake Ozark, Mo.; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by parents; sister, Mary Beth; and brother, Michael Zupancic; brothers-in-law, Kenneth, Billy Joe and Charles Simpson; sisters-in-law, Shirley Ann Simpson and Georgia Bea Frisbie. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 30, 2012, at Imperial Memorial Gardens in Pueblo, Colo., with interment to follow.

Zupancic, Larry J.
Larry J. Zupancic - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 2009 - Larry J. Zupancic, Arvada, Colo., passed away Nov. 24, 2009. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary, 7777 W. 29th Ave., Wheat Ridge, Colo.

Zupancic, Victor W.
Victor W. Zupancic - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2013 - Victor W. Zupancic, 69, passed away Feb. 13, 2013. Survived by his wife of 25 years, Terri ' Pooh' Reinert-Zupancic; son, Don Zupancic; step-children, Chuck (Catherine) Reinert, Ed (Janette) Reinert, Cheryl (Dan) Nelson, Lisa Reinert; step-grandchildren, Amanda Duncan, Evan Reinert, Jayne Reinert, Hunter Reinert, Fisher Reinert, Kelsey Lack, Courtney Johnson, Kirston Dace, Daniel Dace; step-great-grandchildren, Jonathan Duncan, Connelly Duncan, Delaney Duncan, and Serenity Sanchez. Preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Mary Zupancic. Victor was born May 3, 1943, in Pueblo. He was a business owner and was a master electrician, working for numerous electrical contractors. He loved his wife, son, family and friends. Victor enjoyed hot rods and cruisin', traditional Preseren pig roasts, Slovenian events, good food, and time spent with family. He was a member of the 8th District Electrical Union, Electrical Union Local 12, IBEW, NEBF, Western Slovenian Association, (WSA), KSKJ, St. Joseph' s Lodge, BOE 145, National Street Rod Association, and Preseren Glee Club. He was proud of his 1948 trucks, his Slovenian heritage and his union profession. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, St. Mary Catholic Church, 307 E. Mesa, with Father Ben Bacino as celebrant. Following Mass, rodders are welcome to join us in one last cruise in of honor of Vic. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Preseren Glee Club through the funeral home.

Zupancic, William L.
William L. Zupancic - Pueblo Chieftain - January 3, 1998 - William L. Zupancic, passed away Dec. 30, 1997. Survived by cousin, Ann Vidmar; special friends, Mildred Prichard and Charles Prichard; and numerous other cousins, relatives and friends. Mr. Zupancic was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Pueblo Elks No. 90. Viewing, Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon - 5 p.m. Funeral service, Monday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Zupancis, Mary
Mrs. Mary Zupancis - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 1942 - Mrs. Mary Zupancis of 1216 So. Santa Fe Ave., June 23. Daughter of John Gorsich, sister of Fred Gorsich and Mrs. Rose Ursick. Sister-in-law of Louis Ursick. Member of St. Mary' s Church. Slovenian Ladies Union and Slovenian Ladies Glee Club. Service announcements later.

Zuther, Mary Ann
Mary Ann Zuther - The Coloradoan - November 17, 2006 - Mary Ann Zuther, of Loveland Good Samaritan Village, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins. Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Chapel at Loveland Good Samaritan Village followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. in the Chapel. At 1 p.m. Friday, a memorial service will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 7755 Greenstone Trail (near Timberline and Carpenter roads), Fort Collins. Mary Ann Garcia was born in Erie to Filiberto and Andrea Garcia. She grew up in Walsenburg and also lived in Pryor. She has lived in Northern Colorado since 1977 and married Norman O. Zuther at that time in Lakewood. Mary Ann worked a long career as a secretary for Martin Marietta in Waterton and volunteered with the PTA in Welby. She also served as past president of the Altar and Rosary Society of the Assumption Church in Denver. Survivors include her husband, Norm; three daughters, Beverly Garcia-Martin, of Parker, Patricia Nellor, of Elizabeth, and Deborah Ochsner, of Durango; stepdaughters, Cary Werner, of Lakewood, Shari Zuther, of Strasburg, and Melanie Zuther, of Highlands Ranch; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Arrangements are under the direction of Goes Funeral Care & Crematory, Fort Collins.

Zutman, Joe
Joe Zutman - Salem Statesman Journal - March 6, 2011 - Joe Zutman, July 17, 1950 - February 21, 2011- Joe Zutman, 60, died Monday, February 21 in Scio. He was born in Walsenburg, CO. Joe grew up in Colorado, living in California, Oregon, and Colorado before moving to Scio 12 years ago. He worked as a metallurgical engineer for over 30 years. Joe was a member of Mt. Pleasant Community Church. He was an avid fly fisherman. Joe married Diane Getz on August 9, 1975 in Palo Alto, CA. He is survived by his wife: Diane of Scio; sons: Adam and Brian Zutman of Arvada, CO.; parents Louis and Elizabeth Zutman of North Glenn, CO.; brother: John Zutman of Grand Junction, CO.; and sister: Barbara Hoelscher of Arvada, CO. A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 5:00 pm at Mt. Pleasant Community Church, Scio. Contributions may be made to Mt. Pleasant Community Church. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.

Zweber-Mazion, Rosalie
Rosalie Zweber-Mazion - Pueblo Chieftain - December 6, 2010 - Rosalie Zweber-Mazion, 64, of Pueblo, died after a 12-year battle with cancer on Dec. 4, 2010. She was born on Jan. 16, 1946, in New Prague, Minn. Rosie was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome Mazion; and her parents, Emmery and Rita (Vaughan) Zweber. She is survived by her children, Michael Zweber, Tina Mazion Vasquez, Tracy Mazion Smith (Drew) and Daniel Mazion (Jessica); grandchildren, Thea Ose, Aidan Smith, Ariel Vasquez and Quinn Smith; siblings, Ruth Roth (Terry), Donna Hild (Jim), Joe Zweber, Mary Burrell (JB), Ron Zweber (Peter Scott), Gwen Hanlon (Tom) and Jon Zweber (Lisa); godchildren, Natalie Hammer and Sammy Zweber; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Rosie was a 25-year resident of Pueblo who worked as a registered nurse for over 35 years. Rosie loved all aspects of life, particularly her many friends, Christ the King parish, her Bunco group, the Red Hat Society, her Bosom Buddies support group, and her twice-yearly visits to her home state of Minnesota. Viewing, 4 to 8 p.m. today in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. The casket will not be present at the church. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at Christ the King Church, 1708 Horseshoe Drive. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Zwick, James Edward
James Edward Zwick - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2012 - James Edward Zwick, 94, of Salem Ore., passed away Jan. 16, 2012. Preceded in death by his former wife, Agnes; and brothers, Bud and Ray. Survived by his present wife of 33 years, Patricia; his children: daughter, Mary Hendricks of Denver; sons, Kenny and Dennis (Willianne) of Fort Worth, Thomas (Lori) of Las Vegas, Paul of Florence, Robert, Victor and William of Pueblo; grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces. James was born in Monument, Colo., on May 25, 1917. He served in WWII, stationed in Alaska. He worked 42 years with the Santa Fe Railroad and retired as agent/superintendent at the Pueblo Union Depot. He loved crossword puzzles, gardening, camping and fishing with his family, even though he didn't like the taste of trout. He was loved by his family and friends and will be missed. Service date to be announced.

Zwick, James Edward
James Edward Zwick - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2012 - James Edward Zwick, 94, of Salem, Ore., passed away Jan. 16, 2012. Preceded in death by his former wife, Agnes; brothers, Bud and Ray. Survived by his present wife of 33 years, Patricia; his children, Mary Hendricks of Denver; sons, Kenny and Dennis (Willianne) of Fort Worth, Thomas (Lori) of Las Vegas, Paul of Florence, Robert, Victor and William of Pueblo; grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces. James was born in Monument, Colo., on May 25, 1917. He served in WWII, stationed in Alaska. He worked 39 years with the Santa Fe Railroad and retired as Agent at the Pueblo Union Depot. Celebration of Life Services, 11 a.m. May 25, Southeastern Colorado Heritage Center, 201 W. B St., Pueblo. Donations, First Christian Church of Manzanola, Colo. Graveside military honors, May 26, Fort Logan National Cemetery.

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