The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
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Baayen, Rhody
Rhody Baayen - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 2017 - Rhody Baayen, 81, passed peacefully of natural causes on Monday morning, April 10. She was dearly loved by her partner, Buck King; her children and their spouses, Johnny and Mindy Baayen, Debbie and Rick Hulme and Peggy and Bob Carter. She will be missed by eight grandchildren, 14 great grand-children and a congregation of close friends at the Azteca Apartments. Rhody was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. She was known for her feisty personality and her instant camaraderie with any Patriots fan. Being a giving person in life, she generously donated her body to science.

Babcock, Everett D.
Everett D. "Jim" Babcock - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2017 - Everett D. "Jim" Babcock, 79, passed away on Feb. 15, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Lois, 2015; parents, Everett and Mary Babcock; grandson, Matthew Dennis; brother, Tom Babcock; and sister, Edna Mae Babcock Adams; also preceded in death by beloved dog, Peaches. He is survived by his daughter, Kelly Babcock (Jim Dunlap); son, Rodney (Vicki) Babcock; grandchildren, James Dennis (Angie Teto), Jennifer (Drew) Owen; great-grandchildren, Lily and Abigail Owen, James Dominic Dennis; sister-in-law, Sharon Babcock; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Jim was a member of the Eagles Aerie No. 145 and a very active member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. He served in the Navy on the USS Hoist. Jim never met a stranger; he will be missed by many family and friends. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Imperial Funeral Home. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, St. Pius X Church.

Babcock, Lois
Lois Babcock - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2015 - Lois Babcock, 75, born Jan. 1, 1940, passed away on Aug. 20, 2015. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary Service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, followed by a Memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. Both held at St. Pius X Church. Arrangements through Imperial Funeral Home.

Babcock, William P.
William P. Babcock - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 2014 - William P. Babcock, 78. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Babish, Rose Marian
Rose Marian Babish - Dignity Memorial - November 29, 2013 - Rose Babish, 95, formerly of Trinidad, Colorado, passed away November 29, 2013. Rose was preceded in death by Charlie Verga, husband, of 22 years and Joe Babish, husband of 12 years. As well as two sisters, Mary Dekleva, Vera Malovich and brothers Max and Joe Malovich. Rose is survived by two daughters Leilani Hayhurst-Smith and husband Harlan Smith, Lucy Verga and wife, Lynn Austin. Two grandsons, Ryan Hayhurst and granddaughter in law Kathy Hayhurst and Chad Hayhurst. Two great grandsons, Tyler and Corey Hayhurst. She is also survived by Niece, Josephine Fedrizzi and husband Anthony Fedrizzi. Nephew, Joey Dekleva of Trinidad. No service at this time, internment will be in Trinidad, Colorado next spring.

Baca, Anthony
Anthony Baca - Chronicle News - August 12, 2003 - Anthony Baca, age 55, passed away August 8, 2003 at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo, Co. He was born in Trinidad, Colorado on March 9, 1948 to Maria Elena and Elias Baca, both whom preceded him in death. Survivors are son Christopher (Tonya) Baca, Trinidad; three grandchildren Lacie, Justin, Jaycie, and awaiting the arrival of a fourth grandchild; the mother of his son, Rose Rosales, Trinidad; brothers Gregory Baca, Starkville, Michael (Estella) Baca, Colo. Springs; sisters Mary (Pete) Chavez, Pueblo, Pat (Tom) Nigh, Idaho, Rosalie Butero, Trinidad, Angela (Jerry) Cardenas, Raton, N.M., Alicia Baca, Colo. Springs; very special cousin Carmen Ruselowsi, Trinidad; aunt Isabel Baca, Trinidad; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, August 13, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Starkville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers are Tim Chavez, Robert Cardenas, Martin Cardenas, Jay Butero, Tommy Nigh and John Gutierrez. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Baca, Aubree
Aubree Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 2014 - Aubree Larae Baca, infant daughter of Felicia Duran and Felix Baca Jr. Our precious angel was born on Aug. 11, 2014. In addition to her parents, she also is survived by her sisters, Liliana Alize Baca and Ciara Chantel Baca; grandparents, Felix and Valentina Baca Sr. and Jerry Saiz and Stephanie Saiz. Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends also survive. Aubree will be dearly missed by her Mommy and Daddy. A funeral celebration service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at Angelus Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Baca, Charlotte
Charlotte Baca - Dignity Memorial - May 6, 2010 - Born in Aguilar, CO on April 27, 1932, passed away on May 1, 2010 from complications associated with Alzheimer's disease. Visitation Thurs., May 6, 6-7pm, Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary. Rosary Thurs., May 6, 7pm, Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary. Funeral Mass Fri., May 7, 11am, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, reception to follow. Interment, Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contact family for donations to Alzheimer's research.

Baca, Claudio E.
Claudio E. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain – September 4, 2014 - Claudio E. Baca, 47, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 31, 2014. At Claudio’s request, there will be no viewing. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Baca, Emma Mary
Emma Mary Baca - Chronicle News - March 31, 2004 - Emma Mary Baca, age 90, passed away March 27, 2004. She is preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Wilma Guarduno; husband, Albert F. Baca, 1981; and brothers, Abraham and Lloyd Guarduno. Emma is survived by her son, Albert (Marie) Baca; grandchildren, Robert (Ann) Lucero, Albert (Marie) Baca, Renee (Robert) Montano, Gilbert (Gina) Baca, Crystal Saiz; 14 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Viewing will be held at 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 31 at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 North Elizabeth, Pueblo, CO. Vigil Service will be held at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday evening at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Pueblo. Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 1, 2004, Holy Rosary Catholic Church with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Baca, Erlinda A.
Erlinda A. Baca - Chronicle News - February 13, 2008 - Erlinda A. Baca, age 84, was born on July 26, 1923, to parents Leo Mondragon and Rufina Dominquez. She was united in marriage to Doroteo (Dorty) Baca and from this union nine children were born and raised. Erlinda, loving wife, mother and friend was predeceased by family: husband Doroteo Baca, mother and father Leo and Rufina Dominquez, mother and father-in-law Porfirio and Eugenia Baca, grandson Dickie Baca, Jr., sister-in-law Mary (Baca) Locino, brother-in-laws James and Ernest Baca, and A. W. Vaughn, as well as her loving aunt and uncle Juanita and Tomas Garcia, and other aunts, uncles and cousins. She leaves to cherish in her memory: Mary Jane Baca, Richard (Starlight) Baca, Yolanda (Mike) Romero, Maria (Leroy) Abeyta, Albert (Juanita) Baca, Aurelia Schlenz, Felix (Brenda) Baca, Constance Baca and Myra (Joe) Encinias, brother-in-law Carlos (Olive Ann) Baca, sister-in-laws Mable Vaughn and Carmen (Vensor) Baca. Her one and only sibling, Louise (Rudy) Sweeney. Her beloved grandchildren: Michelle (David) Gonzales, Rebecca Romero, Warren Abeyta, Joseph (Tammy) Baca, David and Dorty Baca, Eric and Alyssa Schlenz, Audrey (Yancy) Trujillo, Sephra Baca, Lori Rallo, Paul Doran, Samantha Baca, Yolanda Baca, Lalos and Jaime, and Eugene Baca. Great-grandchildren: Keenan Gonzales, Bobby and Jared Hernandez, Justis and Maniya Dionisio, Destiny Baca, Dylan Antonio and Dillon Baca, Teresita, Lena and Laviana Baca. Numerous nieces and nephews who adored her and special caregivers Diane Felthager, Brenda Felthager and Lorraine Mascarenas. Erlinda was a loving mother who took care of her family, loved Mexican music, loved to dance and enjoyed life each and every day. She never had anything negative to say about anyone and never complained about anything. She is loved deeply by those of us she leaves behind and will be missed forever, "Until we meet again, dear Mother, We Love You." Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00 PM-7:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be recited Thursday, February 14, 2008 at 7:00 PM at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, February 15, 2008 at 10:00 AM at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active Pallbearers: David Gonzales, Yancy Trujillo, David Baca, Dorty Baca, Joseph Baca and Eric Schlenz. Honorary Pallbearers: Warren Abeyta, Bobby Hernandez, Jared Hernandez, Dillon Baca and Dylan Antonio. Cards can be sent to: 300 E. Strong. Family and friends will be received at La Casa Confederacion on Friday, February 15th after interment at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Baca, Ernesto Adan
Ernesto Adan Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - February 5, 2016 - Ernesto Adan Baca, 79, went to be with the Lord Jan. 29, 2016. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Soledad R. Baca; parents, Antonio and Augustina Baca; eight sisters and three brothers. Ernesto is survived by his daughters, Susana Montoya, Anna Marie (Stanley) Solano and Audrey Romero; seven grandchildren; seven great-grand-children; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Rosary recitation, noon Saturday, followed by Mass of the Resurrection at 12:30 p.m., both held at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

Baca, Felisandro
Felisandro (Felix) Baca - Chronicle News - November 2, 2016 - Felisandro (Felix) Baca, 91, of Trinidad, Colorado, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2016, in Overland Park, Kansas. Felix was born on June 1, 1924, in Cokedale, Colo., to Rosendo (Roy) Baca and Benina Zamora Baca. He attended Longs Canyon & Sopris schools. Felix and two of his brothers (Tony & Gilbert) served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was stationed mostly in Belgium and Luxembourg and was honorably discharged upon recovering from two bullet wounds. After returning to Trinidad, he resumed work at the Frederick Mine. Felix was united in marriage to Gloria Aragon on July 27, 1946. Felix and Gloria raised four daughters and were active members of St. Joseph Catholic Church for many years. Felix was also an active member of the local chapter of Disabled American Veterans (DAV). He retired from the US Postal Service after 20 years in 1986. Throughout his life, Felix enjoyed photographing his family, nature scenes, deer, and elk. Because of his strong hand shake, some friends fondly called him "Crusher." He was an excellent cook with his specialties being tamales, pineapple upside down cake, and spaghetti sauce from scratch. He also enjoyed car trips, the outdoors, and especially the mountains of Southern Colorado. Felix was also caretaker of his family's Longsdale Cemetery. He was a man of strong faith and he passed that on to his daughters. In 2014, Felix and Gloria moved to Olathe, Kansas, to be with their youngest daughter Amanda & her family after the passing of their eldest daughter, Betty Jo, who dedicated many years to their care and wellbeing. Felix was a good storyteller and liked to share memories of his younger days on his parents' ranch in Longs Canyon and stories of his favorite horse & dog (Jim & Skyton). He remained positive and in good spirits, always making new friends and staying as active as possible by walking daily as his health & weather permitted. Felix was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of nearly 70 years, Gloria; two daughters, Wanda Baca & Betty Jo Reinhardt; three brothers, Tony, Gilbert, and Leroy; sister, Rose Coca; sister-in-law, Emma Baca; and brother-in-law, Charles "Chuck" Romero. He leaves behind his two remaining daughters, Phyllis (Michael) Wallace of Atlanta, Ga., and Amanda (Kenneth) Hukill of Olathe, Kan.; son in-law, Oliver Reinhardt of Trinidad; one granddaughter, Denise (Barry) Espinoza of Denver; four grandsons, Mark Reinhardt of Trinidad, William & Austin Wallace and Samuel Hukill; six great-grandchildren, Jolene, Candice, Makayla, Derek & Andrew Espinoza and Tristan Gess. He is also survived by his sisters, Celia Dalton, Nina Moya, Leonie Romero, and Gail Baca, all of Denver; brother, Edwin Timothy (Barbara) Baca of Wilsonville, Nebraska; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Baca and Linda Baca of Trinidad and Denver, respectively; long-time friend, Louie Ossola of Trinidad; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other friends. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at a date to be announced with inurnment and Military Honors at Longsdale Cemetery in Trinidad. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Baca, Flora
Flora Baca - Chronicle News - September 11, 2009 - Flora Baca, 91, passed away on September 3, 2009, at her home surrounded by her loved ones. Flora was born March 30, 1918, in Vigil, Colorado. She married Pedro I. Baca, April 7, 1935 in Segundo, Colorado. In 1961 Flora and Pedro moved their family to Colorado Springs. Flora is survived by 10 children, Celeste (Robert) Starling, Nancy Williams, Pete (Andrea) Baca, Emily (Larry) Sellers, Mary Hahne, Betsy (Dan) Maish, Porfy Baca, Debbie (Keith) Wood, Bernadine Baca, Chris Baca, 28 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, two great-great-granddaughters and her dear friend Rosa Febres. Flora was preceded in death by her husband, Pedro; daughters, Rosalie and Vera; and sons, Nestor, Juan Pedro and Juanito. The Baca family would like to extend their thanks to Odyssey Hospice and all of the volunteers who helped make their mother smile. Visitation was Sunday, September 6, 2009, between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Angeles Funeral Directors, 2535 Airport Rd., followed by a rosary at 7:00 p.m. Funeral service was Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1830 South Corona Ave. Burial was Wednesday, September 9, 2009, 2:00 p.m., Weston Cemetery, Weston, Colorado.

Baca, Gilbert
Gilbert Baca - Chronicle News - February 15, 2013 - Gilbert Baca died at home on January 8, 2013. He was born in Hoehne, CO on February 13, 1924. Preceding him in death is Elaine, his wife, Solomon and Margaret Baca, and brother Orlando. He has four sons, Mark (Dorthey), Don, Tom (Charlotte), and Tim. Brother Art (Alice), Airi (Ray Cone), Addie Wilkes, Rita (Eloy) Bustos and Leroy (Cordy) Baca. Burial was on the 15th at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Denver. Family may be reached at 7320 W. 33rd Ave. Wheatridge, CO 80033.

Baca, Gilbert Jose
Gilbert Jose Baca - Chronicle News - July 10, 2007 - Mr. Gilbert Jose Baca, age 79 Denver, Co, formerly of Trinidad, Co passed away June 19, 2007 in Denver Co. He was born in Cokedale, Co on February 25, 1928 to Juan Rosendo and Benina Baca of Sopris, Co. He was preceded in death by his parents. Father of John, Joseph (Valerie) Alfred, Mark and Nancy (Carl Larson) Baca. Generations of grandchildren. Brother of Rosie (Felix) Coca, Nina Moya, Celia Dalton and Leona (Charles) Romero, Felix (Gloria), Tony (Emma), Leroy (Dorothy) and Edwin (Barb) Baca. Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral Services were held on June 25, 2007 at Trevino Chapel of Roses and New Life Worship Center. Interment Ft Logan National Cemetery.

Baca, Gloria
Gloria (Aragon) Baca - Chronicle News - November 2, 2016 - Gloria (Aragon) Baca, 88, of Trinidad, Colorado, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 18, 2016, in Olathe, Kansas. Gloria (Marie Gloriette Aragon) was born on December 21, 1927, in Berwind, Colo., to Jose Tiodosio (Joe T.) Aragon and Benita Valdez Aragon. She attended Trinidad Catholic schools and married Felisandro (Felix) Baca on July 27, 1946. Felix and Gloria raised four daughters and were active members of St. Joseph Catholic Church for many years. Throughout her life, Gloria enjoyed crocheting and many other crafts and activities. She was an excellent cook and baker, with her specialties being homemade pies, tortillas and sopapillas. Above all, Gloria was a devoted wife and mother. In 2014, Felix and Gloria moved to Olathe, Kan., to be with their youngest daughter Amanda & her family after the passing of their eldest daughter, Betty Jo, who dedicated many years to their care and well-being. Gloria was a woman of great faith and was dedicated to praying for others throughout each day. Although she was quiet, she had a good sense of humor and enjoyed reading the newspaper, especially the advice column and the comics. She read daily until shortly before her passing. Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Robert Aragon (in childhood), one sister, Alice (Manuel) Trujillo, previously from Lakewood and Montrose, Colorado, and two daughters, Wanda Baca & Betty Jo Reinhardt. She leaves behind by her husband of nearly 70 years, Felix Baca of Trinidad (& Olathe, KS); two daughters, Phyllis (Michael) Wallace of Atlanta, Ga., and Amanda (Kenneth) Hukill of Olathe, Kan.; son-in-law, Oliver Reinhardt of Trinidad; one granddaughter, Denise (Barry) Espinoza of Denver; four grandsons, Mark Reinhardt of Trinidad; William & Austin Wallace; and Samuel Hukill. Survivors also include six great-grandchildren, Jolene, Candice, Makayla, Derek & Andrew Espinoza, Tristan Gess, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at a date to be announced with inurnment at Longsdale Cemetery in Trinidad. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Baca, Ida
Ida Baca - Chronicle News - August 17, 2010 - Ida Baca, 84, peacefully entered Heaven on Wed., Aug. 11, 2010. Born in Trinidad, Colo. she was preceded in death by Gilbert Roybal. She is survived by her husband, George Baca; six children, Ann (Sam), Norma (Dan), Leon (Susan), Loren (Deborah). Alvin and Wayne (Adelma), 15 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and one brother, Gilbert Baca (Eppie). Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews including Dorothy Vigil, Cokedale, and Lorraine Duran, Cokedale. Service, Thurs., Aug. 19, Holy Trinity Church, 7595 Federal Blvd., Westminster, CO 80030. Viewing 9 a.m.; mass 10 a.m., burial, reception to follow at Assumption Church. Courtesy of Comi Funeral Home.

Baca, Ida M.
Ida M. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - October 7, 2015 - Ida M. Baca, of Clinton, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Clinton, Iowa. Ida M. Baca Ida was born Nov. 28, 1936, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, John “Shorty” Baca. Ida is survived by her son, Albert (Leonor) Baca of Clinton, Iowa; daughter, Lucille (Mike) Heintz of Clearwater, Fla.; and six grandchildren; as well as six great-grandchildren. Viewing will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, followed by funeral service at 3 p.m., both at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Baca, Isabel
Isabel Baca - Chronicle News - June 14, 2012 - Isabel Baca was born June 10, 1919 to Maria Sinforiana Baca (Sandoval) and Jose Manuel Baca in Starkville, Colorado and called home on her 93rd birthday to our Lord and Savior on June 10, 2012 in Trinidad, Colorado. Preceded in death by her parents, brothers, sisters and their spouses as the last of her generation. She was also preceded by several beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins. Survived by daughter, Carmen Rita Ruselowski; grandchildren: Paula (Wilbert) Garcia; Patricia (John) Rooney; Patrick (Mayumi) Fernandez; Jason (Selina) Fernandez; Eric (Kristal) Trujillo; Dennis (Margarita) Ruselowski Jr.; great-grandchildren: Daniel (Sorelle) Garcia; Jessica Macias; Rebecca (Joseph) Williams; Tabitha Rooney; Nicholas Rooney; John Fernandez; Luke Fernandez; Justice Fernandez; Ryanna Rangel, Alexis Fernandez, Isaac Fernandez; Bianca Fernandez; Arianna Lynn; Isabella Lynn; Kaitlynn Verelli; Alyssa Verelli; Violet Ruselowski; great-great-grandchildren: Jayden Garcia; Amayah Garcia; Alivia Garcia; Katrina Macias; Isabel Macias; Dominic Macias; Adrianna Macias; Amaris Williams; Persaius Williams; Ilysah Rangel; Jocelyn Rangel; Jeremiah Verelli. And numerous cousins and special nieces and nephews of her siblings Helen, Rose, Eugene, Eloy, Lauro and Tano. Isabel spent most of her time as a dedicated mother and sales associate at a number of department and variety stores. She enjoyed crosswords, cryptograms, reading, watching All My Children, and most of all spending time with her large extended family whom she always referred to as a "clan unto our own". Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Comi Funeral Home. Catholic Rosary, Thursday June 14, 2012 at 7:00 PM at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Friday June 15, 2012 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Eulogy at 9:45 AM followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM. Burial to follow at Starkville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers: grandsons and great-grandsons. Honorary Pallbearers: Lee Gonzales, Jerry Cardenas, Rick Santellana, Leroy Valdez, Pete Chavez, Michael Baca, Tom Nigh, Raymond Baca, Joseph Baca. The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to the caregivers and staff at Trinidad Inn Nursing Home. Family can be contacted through Comi Funeral Home. In the hope of a world with more birthdays, memorial gifts may be made directly to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Baca, Jacqueline M.
Jacqueline M. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 2015 - Jacqueline M. Baca, 67, passed away Oct. 10, 2015, at AVRMC in La Junta. She was born Dec. 17, 1947, in Ponca City, Okla., to proud parents, Royce and Elizabeth Dewitt, both preceded her in death; along with infant daughter, Jacqueline. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Baca of the family home; seven children and step-children; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. At her request, cremation with no formal services.

Baca, James
James Baca - Chronicle News - October 16, 2007 - James Baca passed away October 11, 2007. He was born June 18, 1923 to Porferio and Eugenia Baca. James enjoyed fishing, camping, and being with his family. He worked the coal mines in Valdez, CO, and married the love of his life Mary E. Gonzales on December 28, 1945 in Raton, NM. They moved to Security, CO in 1962 where he worked at the Air Force Academy as roads and grounds crew and retired in 1982. He is survived by his wife Mary Baca, sons James Baca Jr., and Eugene (Linda) Baca, daughters JoAnne (Charles) Bennett, Marlene (Lance) Ross, and Mae (Richard) Hart, twelve grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, sisters Mary and Mable, and brother Carlos Baca. James was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Doroteo and Ernest, and grandsons Charles Bennett Jr., and Brently Burke. Service will be held October 16, 2007, 10:00 am at Holy Family Church, 331 Main St. Security, CO 80911.

Baca, Jessica
Jessica Baca - Chronicle News - May 30, 2006 - A fatality occurred in the early morning hours on Friday. At approximately 1:45 a.m., state police attempted to pull over a vehicle for speeding which was traveling south on I-25 near mile marker 455. The vehicle sped up, resulting in a high-speed pursuit until the driver, Jessica Baca, 24, hit the brakes and crashed into the right shoulder. She was thrown from the car as it rolled. Officials are still investigating what may have caused Baca to flee police.

Baca, Joe
Joe Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 2017 - Joe Baca, 71, passed away unexpectedly on Sept 8, 2017. Joe was a U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran. He was active and enjoyed many hobbies, but his family was his pride and joy. He will be sadly missed by all those who loved him. Cremation with burial at sea was his request.

Baca, Joe L.
Joe L. Baca - Chronicle News - April 3, 2015 - Joe L. Baca, 79, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 29, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lauro and Juanita Baca; granddaughter, Tila Jane Martinez; and sister, Cecilia Obuchi. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Palmer Baca; children, Josephine Baca, Pauline (Juan) Martinez, Mary Ann Baca and Tommi Jo (Dennis) Deyne; special grandchildren, Leandra, Juan, Joseph, Roger, Julian, Maddi, Nick, Eddie and James; numerous great-grandchildren; siblings, Lauro (Sally) Baca, Bernard (Mary) Baca, Eleanor (Bob) Zeman and Kathy Baca; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Joe was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy. He loved his Catholic faith and was proud to be raised in the church. Joe was a crafty person and made many quilts for many people. Joe especially loved all of his family. He is going to be missed by all of them. Viewing prior to services. Rosary 6 p.m. Tuesday. Mass of the Resurrection 10 a.m. Wednesday, all at Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Pueblo, Colo. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Baca, John Gilbert
John Gilbert Baca - Chronicle News - August 4, 2015 - John Gilbert Baca, 77 years old passed away peacefully with his family by his side on July 28, 2015. He was born on March 15, 1938 in Cokedale, Colo. He served in the Navy April 20, 1955 to March 2, 1959 aboard the USS Orca (AVP-49) and was also fortunate to serve aboard the USS Hillsborough County (LST-827) with his brother Benito. John is preceded in death by his parents Samuel and Isabel Baca, brothers, Sam, Benito and Manuel, sisters Josephine, Ida, Isabel and Virginia. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years Eppie Baca, twin sons Dwayne (Tami) Baca, Wayne (Gail) Baca, daughters Diana (Steve) Goodhand, and Melissa Baca. wonderful grandchildren, Lleandra Baca, Adrianna Vasquez, Brittany Baca, Steven Baca, Liesa Baca, Marcus Arnold, Gunner Prim, Jaycie Prim, Dmitri Vigil, Danielle Vigil and Joshua Goodhand., one great grandchild., his loving sister Lorraine Duran, nieces, nephews and a host of longtime friends. He was the last one of a great generation. To honor the comfort provided by the therapy dogs during his last days, in lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Animals for Therapy 17130 W. 53rd Ave. Golden, Colo. 80403 in honor of John Gilbert Baca. Funeral Services were held with interment at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colo. Courtesy Comi Funeral Home.

Baca, John H. Sr.
John H. Baca Sr. - Chronicle News - November 30, 2017 - John H. Baca, Sr., passed away unexpectedly on November 24, 2017 at the age of 78. He was born in Augusta, Colorado, the son of Seferina (Arguello) and Alfredo Baca. On November 22, 1958, John was united in marriage to Mary Ann Mort in Walsenburg, Colorado. John managed a Black Angus cattle ranch in Las Animas, Colorado for 13 years. He was a mechanic for most of his life having worked for the City of Trinidad, the Las Animas County Road and Bridge Department as foreman and then retired as Maintenance Supervisor at the Las Animas County Court House. He enjoyed the outdoors, riding horses and raising cattle. John’s family was his first priority and he loved spending time spoiling all of his grandchildren. His kindness and ever-present smile will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Preceding him in death, his grandson, John Baca III, parents Seferina and Alfredo Baca, brothers, Max, Eloi, Ernie, sisters Genevieve, Fannie, Isabel, Josie and Mary. Left to cherish his memory is wife, MaryAnn of home address, children, John H. (Rose) Baca Jr., Michael (Michelle) Baca, Walsenburg, Beverly (Robert) Valdez, Trinidad, Nancy (Robert) Valdez, Trinidad, David Luke (DeAnna) Baca Sr., 23 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson; siblings, Fred (Frances) Baca, Ralph (Delores) Baca, Dolores (John) Vigil, sisters in law, Bea Baca, Rosalie Baca, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial services will be held Friday, December 1, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Comi Chapel with Minister Larry Swetky officiating. Private inurnment at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Baca, John Henry III
John H. Baca - Chronicle News - September 11, 2008 - One killed in early morning accident - One man was killed and one woman injured in an accident on Highway 12 early yesterday morning as these two vehicles crashed head-on. The Colorado State Patrol responded to a two-vehicle head-on crash resulting in one fatality and one minor injury, which occurred at approximately 6:30 a.m. yesterday on Colo. 12 approximately two miles west of Trinidad adjacent to the Trinidad Lake State Park. A 2001 Volkswagen Jetta, driven by John H. Baca, 25, of Pueblo, Colo., was traveling eastbound on Colo. 12 when his vehicle crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Allison P. Lambeth, 40, of Trinchera, which was traveling westbound. After the impact, the Volkswagen continued eastbound while rotating counterclockwise 360 degrees before coming to rest on its wheels in the eastbound lane facing northeast. The Chevrolet continued westbound while rotating counterclockwise 180 degrees off the right side of the roadway, collided with a delineator post with its right side and came to rest on its wheels in the grass shoulder area facing east. Both vehicles were equipped with an inflatable device, which deployed. Baca was not wearing a seat belt but Lambeth was. At approximately 7:30 a.m., Las Animas County Coroner Rob Bukovic pronounced Baca dead at the scene. Pending toxicology results, alcohol/drug involvement is unknown. Lambeth was transported from the scene by Trinidad Ambulance to Mt. San Rafael Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating the accident. Chronicle News - September 12, 2008 - Highway 12 head-on fatality update - On Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008, at approximately 6:30 a.m., the Colorado State Patrol investigated a two-vehicle head-on crash resulting in one fatality and one minor injury, which occurred on Colo. 12, approximately two miles west of Trinidad. After further investigation and interviews, it has been determined that John Baca, 25, of Pueblo, Colo., was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. This crash remains under investigation. Chronicle News - September 12, 2008 - John Baca, age 25, passed away September 10, 2008 as the result of an automobile accident. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Comi Funeral Home. Chronicle News - September 15, 2008 - John Henry Baca III, passed away as a result of an automobile accident on September 10, 2008 at the age of 25. He was born in Trinidad, Co. on March 7, 1983. He grew up in the Trinidad area, having been raised by parents Margaret and Stan Chacon. John attended area schools graduating from Trinidad High School in 2001. On May 27, 2006, John was united in marriage to Jennifer Michelle Robinson in Pueblo, Co. He was currently employed by Cleary Construction. John loved life and lived it to the fullest. His hobbies included baseball, and building and working on motor and street bikes. John enjoyed the outdoors spending time arrowhead hunting. He often spent time alone in the mountains where John found peace and tranquility and time to talk to Jesus. He was artistic and creative as a tattoo artist and making medicine bags. Many were often the recipients of his great sense of humor as John liked to play jokes on his family and friends. John had a big and kind heart and loved being with his nieces and nephews. He will be missed by all whose lives he touched. Preceding him in death are grandfather Alfonso Sandoval and cousin Gene Castillo. Survivors are wife Jennifer, Pueblo, Co., his dog Bella, parents Margaret (Stan) Chacon, Trinidad, John Baca Jr. Canon City. Co. mother and father-in- law, Ellen (Jeff) Robinson, Trinidad, siblings Heather (Jarrod) Baca, Trinidad, Carlos Chacon, Trinidad, Jeremy (Sherri) Chacon, Trinidad, Jodi (John) LaPenna, Highlands Ranch, Co., Justin (Maria) Chacon, Twenty Nine Palms, CA., Jana (Phil) Panariso, Pueblo West, Co., Jared (Christie) Baca, Brighton, Co., Isaac Rascon, Odessa, TX, sisters and brothers-in-law, Chris (Tina) Robinson, Trinidad, Brandy (Dylan) Pachorek, Trinidad, Carey (Jon) Rivera, Trinidad, Eric Robinson, Trinidad, grandparents, Grace (Ed) Martinez, Trinidad, Ann (Carlos) Chacon, Trinidad, MaryAnn (John) Baca, Trinidad, Ramona Sandoval, Trinidad, Melanie (Albert) Robinson, Weston, great grandmother Mary Martinez, Trinidad, numerous nieces, nephews cousins, aunt, uncles other relatives and a host of many friends. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 3:00 PM-6:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be recited Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 7:00 PM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at 10:00 AM at Faith Christian Fellowship Church with Pastor Bill Frashuer officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Jarrod Salazar, Randy Sandoval, Abe Serna, Edward Martinez, David Baca and Justin Herrera. Active pallbearers are Jeremy Chacon, Carlos Chacon, Justin Chacon, Louie Chavez, Jon Rivera and Chris Robinson. Family may be contacted at 605 Linden Ave. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Baca, Johnnie
Johnnie Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 2015 - Johnnie Baca, 60, passed away peacefully Feb. 19, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Preceded in death by his father, Anicasio Baca; sister, Gloria Baca; and grandparents. Survived by his mother, Carmen Baca; five siblings; his children, Caroll, Anthony, Johnnie, Stephanie and Josette; several grandchildren; a great-grandson; and other relatives and friends. At Johnnie’s request, cremation has taken place. No services will be held.

Baca, Jose Adam
Jose Adam Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 2015 - Jose Adam Baca, 79, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 15, 2015. Preceded in death by son, John Adam Baca; parents, Camillo and Silveria Baca; and brothers, Eddie and Camillo Baca Jr. Jose is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara; children, Debra (John) Arellano, Anthony Baca and Roberta Baca; daughter-in-law, Carmella Baca; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; siblings, Gomie (Ben), Annie (Wilfred), Nick (Rosanne), Tom, Rosemary (Charles), John (Shannon), Camilann and Sharon (Adrian); sister-in-law, Lorraine; brother-in-law, David; special friend, Paul Ayala; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, church family and friends. Viewing prior to service. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Agape Fellowship. Relatives and friends will be received at Elks Lodge No. 90 following service.

Baca, Jose L.
Jose L. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2015 - Jose L. Baca, 92, entered heaven’s gates on April 23, 2015. Preceded in death by wife, Rufina Baca. Left to cherish his memory, are his daughters, Connie (Sam) Espinoza, Bernice (Fred) Trujillo, Cynthia (Serafin) Manjarrez, Yvonne (Ernie) Aguilar; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. He served in the Pacific Islands during WWII in the Army, receiving the Purple Heart; also a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, and belonged to “Hermanos De La Morada De Nuestra Senora De La Soledad.” Retired from PDA and later worked for the YMCA in the Foster Grandparent Program. Visitation, 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2015, followed by rosary at 3 p.m., both at Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, followed by interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Baca, Josie
Josie Maria Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 2016 - Josie Maria Baca, 79, Pueblo resident for the past 50 years, passed away on March 23, 2016, at her home with family witnessing her departure. She was born April 29, 1936, in Villanueva, N.M., to Antonio and Cleofas Urioste-Flores; they precede her in death; also her husband, Arthur A. Baca; brothers, Vidal and Joe; sisters, Amanda and Virginia. Josie Maria Baca She leaves to cherish her memory loving children, James, Michael (Maxine), Ron (Dorothy), Donna (Harold) Padilla, Elizabeth (Jerry) Baca; siblings, Susie (Eddie), Eugenia (John), Rosie, Lucy and Anthony (Vivian); her cat, “Patches”; six grandchildren, Desiree (Ted), Jerrilynn and Alexander, Shawn, Aaron (Darcey) and Sarah (James); five great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Donovan, Madison, Jackdale and Preslye. Josie was a retired food service worker and a homemaker. She loved caring for her children and grandchildren and was an excellent baker and cook. Visitation from 1 to 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary 7 p.m. today, funeral Mass 10 a.m. Wednesday, both services at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment Roselawn Cemetery.

Baca, Juanita
Juanita Baca - Chronicle News - November 10, 2010 - Juanita Baca, age 97, passed away at home in Phoenix, AZ. on November 5, 2010. She was born in Delagua, Colorado on August 10, 1913 to Sarah (Tapia) and Leandro Gallegos. Juanita enjoyed making crafts and sewing. Preceding her in death are parents Sarah and Leandro Gallegos, husband Lauro Baca, and daughter Cecelia Obuchi. Survivors are her children, Joe (Palmer) Baca, Pueblo, Marie Eleanor (Robert) Zeman, CA., Lauro (Sally) Baca, CA.., Bernard (Mary) Baca, Phoenix, AZ., Kathleen Baca, CA., 9 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Visitation will be Thursday, from 3:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Friday, November 12, 2010 with recitation of the Most Holy Rosary at 12:15 P.M. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel followed by the Funeral Mass at 1:00P.M. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Kevin Jacquez, Steve Barreras, David Fosburg, Lauro Baca III, Gary Swindells, and Dennis Deyne. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Baca, Lawrence Ernest
Lawrence E. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2016 - Lawrence E. Baca, 58, our beloved father, grandfather, god-father, brother, and friend, passed away on June 24, 2016. He was preceded in death by his mother, father and siblings. Lawrence is survived by his daughter, Jennifer (Tony); sons, Lawrence Jr. and Adam; and beloved grandchildren. We will greatly miss you, your smile, and love of family. You are forever in our hearts. Celebration of Life, 1 p.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 2016 - Lawrence Ernest Baca, 58, passed away June 24, 2016. He was born in Pueblo and was raised in Avondale, to the union of Alfonso and Luciana Baca; they both preceded him in death along with other family members. Larry is survived by his remaining eight brothers and sisters, Fred Baca, Pueblo, Priscilla Berens, Denver, Sonny (Jennie) Baca, Avondale, Alex (the late Pauline) Baca, Pueblo, Linda (Ralph) Flores, Parker, Joe (Clara) Baca, Pueblo; Jess (Cindy) Baca, Pueblo, Mary (Jerry) Fordham, Colorado Springs. Larry was an outstanding athlete in all sports and graduated from Pueblo County High School with the class of 1976. Larry went on to become a successful building contractor, receiving many awards for his achievements. He fought many battles in his life and always came out on top. The last battle, Frontal-temporal Dementia, a disease that affects the brain, he was no match for. For five years, he never surrendered until the lord was ready to take him home. We would like to reiterate what the Apostle Paul said as he followed the Lord Jesus Christ home, “We fought the good fight, we finished the course and there laid up for us is the crown of glory.” Remembering you is easy, we do it every day. Missing you will never go away, ever. The Baca family would like to express their deepest gratitude to all those who cared for Larry during the course of his sickness, Innovage, Riverwalk Rehabilitation Center, hospice, family, friends and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Baca, Maria Tomacita
Maria Tomacita Abeyta Baca - Chronicle News - June 29, 2012 - Maria Tomacita Abeyta Baca - Tomacita, a lifelong resident of Trinidad, Colorado, was born in Grey Creek, Colorado on March 5, 1921 to Alexander Abeyta and Dulcinea “Daisy” Gallegos. She passed away peacefully, following a brief illness, on Thursday, June 27, 2012. Tomacita was blessed with an outgoing personality spiced with wry humor. Laughter and smiles followed her. These qualities made her popular throughout her life, most recently with the staff and residents of the Trinidad Inn Nursing Home where her greatest pleasure was talking and reminiscing with family and friends. She enjoyed viewing legal, detective, and mystery stories on television. Prayer and faith in God sustained her throughout her life. She had particular devotion to the infant Jesus, Santo Nino de Atocha. During her lifetime she worked as a mother and housewife; a waitress; cafeteria worker (Holy Trinity Catholic School); assistant cook with the Head Start Program; and loved and nurtured many local children as a babysitter. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Benjamin (Ben) B. Baca (who died on July 16, 1981), brothers Alex Abeyta Jr. and Thomas J. Abeyta; children Ben Baca Jr. and Marcella Baca; and grandson, Jess Placher, Jr. She is survived by: her daughters Margaret (Jess Sr.) Placher and Bernadette Baca Gonzalez (Reyes); and son, Joseph “Buddy” (Debbie Butero) Baca. Her surviving siblings are: Sally Trujillo of Denver, George Abeyta of Pueblo, and Linda Alizadeh of Oklahoma City. She is survived by her grandchildren Bradley (Jennifer) Baca; David (Jillian Cress) Baca; and Deborah (Richard) Pennington of Pueblo. Surviving great-grandchildren are: Janae, Jolie, and Jeffery Baca; Brody Baca; Joey (Natalie) Falbo, Jimmy Lee Churich, and April Placher. She was blessed with surviving great-great-grandchildren: Benjamin and Nicholas Falbo, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be Monday, July 2, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. On Tuesday, July 3rd a rosary will be recited in the Mullare-Murphy chapel, followed by a funeral mass at 1 pm at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brad Baca, David Baca, Joey Falbo, Jimmy Lee Churich, Rich Pennington, and Reyes Gonzalez. Honorary pallbearer is Jess Lee Placher, Sr. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Baca, Maria Ursula
Maria Ursula “Ersie” Baca - Huerfano World - December 22, 2016 - Maria Ursula “Ersie” Baca, 79, passed away December 12, 2016 in Pueblo, CO. She was preceded in death by her sons Jesse and Robert Vigil; her parents Eulogio and Antonia Baca; her brothers Lucas, Ely, and Theodore Baca, and Ernest Martinez. She is survived by her sister Maria G. Baca; her grandchildren, and by many nieces, nephews, and friends, including her best friend, Lorraine Lopez. Ersie was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico. She had a great sense of humor and was always up for an adventure. Ersie is being laid to rest at the La Veta Cemetery. Reception will be held in Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, donations to help with expenses would be appreciated. Boies-Ortega Funeral Home - January 1, 2017 - Maria Ursula Baca, born Thursday, October 21, 1937, died Monday, December 12, 2016, Pueblo Colorado. Burial, North Veta Cemetery, West Highway 160, Walsenburg, Colorado.

Baca, Mary Jane
Mary Jane Baca - Chronicle News - December 18, 2013 - Mary Jane Baca, lovingly called "Jane" age 70, passed away at home on December 15, 2013. She was born on May 23, 1943, one of nine children born to loving parents Doroteo and Erlinda (Mondragon) Baca. Mary Jane Baca was born handicapped at birth, unable to hear or speak, although she experienced "islands of hearing", her limited vocabulary was clear, but sparse. She had no formal education, and did attend the Las Animas County Rehab Center for a short time, but was unable to complete tasks assigned to her. She visited with her friends at the Senior Citizens Center and enjoyed the short time she spent there. She is predeceased by her parents and nephews Richard Baca Jr. and Warren Lee Abeyta, as well as other extended family members. She leaves to cherish her memory, siblings, Richard (Starlight) Baca, Yolanda (Mike) Romero, Maria (Leroy) Abeyta, Albert (Juanita) Baca, Aurelia Schlenz, Felix (Brenda) Baca, Myra (Joe) Encinias and Connie Baca, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Thursday, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Rosary will be Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Funeral mass will be Friday, December 20, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Dave Gonzales, Felix Baca, Keenan Gonzales, Dillon Baca, Eric Schlenz and Sephra Baca. Active pallbearers are Bobby Hernandez, Jared Hernandez Joseph Baca, Joe Encinias, David Baca and Dorty Baca. The family gratefully acknowledges and deeply extends their gratitude to her caregivers and anyone who was kind and accepting of her disabilities. She in turn was thankful to those who were kind, loving and caring about her. We will miss her smile and kindness of heart, but can appreciate and believe that she is in a place that knows the love of our Creator and the brightness of a brand new day, a new beginning. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Baca, Mary L.
Mary L. Baca - Chronicle News - March 2, 2007 - Mary L. Baca, age 92, of Cimarron, NM, passed away Monday, February 26, 2007 in Cimarron. She was born January 21, 1915 in Longsdale, CO. the daughter of Alfred and Vanny Adams, Long. She was a home maker, a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cimarron and loved fishing, reading, cooking and loved roses. Mary is preceded in death by her husband Pete Baca, her parents, two sons George Baca Sr. and Robert Baca, one grandson George Baca Jr., and Rubin, Jimmy and Michael. She is survived by two daughters Flora Sanchez and husband Henry of Cimarron, NM, and Margarita Vialpando and husband Harold of Denver, CO. One son Joseph Baca and wife Terrie Ford of Sedalia, MO., one sister Ercilia Marie Vigil of St. Cloud, FL. and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation was Thursday, March 1, 2007 from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home. Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary was Thursday March 1, 2007 at 7:00 P.M. at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinidad, CO. Mass of the Resurrection will be today at 10:00 A.M. at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Richard Becker as the celebrant. Burial will follow in the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements and celebration of love for Mary L. Baca are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

Baca, Michael Dujo-Jack
Michael Dujo-Jack Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 2015 - Michael Dujo-Jack Baca, 21, passed away Dec. 10, 2015. He was born July 24, 1994, to Pete Zigich and Lorraine Baca, who precede him in death; along with Grandmother Margaret Baca. Michael enjoyed jazz band, art, music, and being around his family and friends. He attended Columbian Elementary, PSAS, DHPH, and South High. He is survived by his siblings; Robert Martinez, Deldrea Martinez (Jason), Georgina Hernandez, Phillip Hernandez, and Stormie Swope (Todd). He was well loved for his short time here on Earth and he made an impact on many. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at Holy Family Church.

Baca, Miguel
Miguel Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2016 - Miguel Baca has peacefully returned to his eternal love and wife of almost 70 years, Margaret, on Oct. 18, 2016. Their love story was the epitome of true romance as he missed “Mom” every day of his life without her. As the last survivor of his immediate Baca family, his immense love for his family continues his legacy through their four children: Carol*, Michael, Lorraine* and Monica (Curtis); their children, Greg and Lise Rodriguez*, Kellie (Ryan) Hansen, Robert Martinez, Deldrea (Jason) Martinez, Gina and Phillip Hernandez, Michael Baca*, Stormie (Todd) Swope, Jennifer (Jared) Garbiso Hall and Gilbert Garbiso. His great-grandchildren were the apple of his eye, Anastasia and Styles Rodriguez; Gabriel Rodriguez, Sunny and Daniel Maes; Madison Benson, Athena Martinez, Jason, Isabel and David Martinez, James Hernandez, Josie and Nick Castro, Phillip and Minroe Hernandez, Fisher and Grace Swope; and Carter, Cohen and Camden Hall; and very special niece, Ida Baca. Miguel was a devout Catholic and longtime member of Holy Family. The rosary will be at 6 p.m., Oct. 25. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m., on Oct. 26. Arrangements by Imperial. *Deceased

Baca, Morris
Morris Baca - Huerfano World - December 8, 2016 - Morris Baca, 76, of Navajo Ranch, Walsenburg, Colorado, died on November 23 following a sudden illness. He was loved and respected by family and friends. He was an army veteran serving for eight years. VA services will be scheduled for this summer.

Baca, Orlando V.
Orlando V. Baca - Chronicle News - October 29, 2012 - Orlando V. Baca, 84 went home to be with the Lord Thursday October 25, 2012. Orlando was born to Solomon and Margaret (Benavidez) Baca on Oct. 9, 1928. He was preceded in death by his parents, two daughters, Theresa and Michele, two sisters Mandy Hale and Beatrice Bergamo-Lowe. He is survived by sons James A. (Pauline) Baca, Wayne Baca (Kathy McCarthy), Granddaughters Brenda (John) Patricolo, Debbie Baca, Holly Giron (Adam Martinez), Great-Grandchildren Xavier Baca, Nicolas and Brooklyn Patricolo. Three brothers Art (Alice) Baca, Sacramento Ca, Gilbert Baca, Denver Co, Leroy (Cordy) Baca, Fort Collins Co, two Sisters Addie Wilkes, Matthews NC, Avie (Ray) Cone, Arvada Co, Rita (Freckles) Bustos, Pueblo, Co. Special friends Dolores Baca, Marion Shannon, and Annette Giron, numerous nieces and nephews, many dear old friends, new friends, girlfriends, and blue friends. Orlando, also known as Big O, never judged others and was a people person. Joking and making people laugh was what he was known for. He attended Hoehne Schools. He drove semi-trucks across country, making many friends along the way. He operated a service station for many years. From there he moved on to work at Hoehne School. He was a country man at heart and farmed for many years. His passion was bull riding and rodeos. He was an avid PBR fan and knew many professional bull riders personally. He also looked forward to meeting with his buddies in the coffee club at McDonald's every day. He was loved by many and will be missed by his family and friends. Active pallbearers are Ray Duran, Jr., Mickey Montoya, Vince DeGarbo, Chet Adams, Kenneth Baca, and Dave Armijo. Honorary pallbearers are Buddy Paine, Leo Corral, Billy Riser, Richard Mauro, Ron Corral, and Marty Cone. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 2:00PM-6:00PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 7:00 PM at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday October 31, 2012 at 10:00 Am at Holy Trinity Church. Entombment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Baca, Palmer M.
Palmer M. Baca - The Chronicle News - March 22, 2017 - Palmer M. Baca, 85, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 19, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Joe L. Baca; granddaughter, Tilajane Martinez; parents, Roger and Eutimia Hernandez; brother, Joe C. Hernandez; and sister, Virginia Mary Castillo. She is survived by her children, Josephine Baca, Pauline (Juan) Martinez, Mary Ann Baca and Tommi Jo (Dennis) Deyne; grandchildren, Leandra Baca, Juan, Joseph, Roger and Julian Martinez, Maddi and Nick Deyne, Eddie and James Swindells; 14 great grandchildren; sibling, Roger (Caroline) Hernandez; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Rosary, 6 p.m. Thursday, St. Joseph Church. Mass of Resurrection 10 a.m. Friday, St. Joseph Church. Entombment to follow at Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Hall following cemetery.

Baca, Patrick Michael
Patrick M. “Mike” Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 2016 - Patrick M. “Mike” Baca, 68, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 10, 2016. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years Virginia; their children, Mikie (Laura) Baca, and children, Ronnie, Lanette, Justin, Wyatt, Garrett, Lacey; Carol Baca, Melanie Baca, and Adrianne (Rudy) Acosta and children, Carmelita, Austin, Dylan and Dalisia; mother, Margaret Baca; siblings, Esther Self, Dorothy Martinez, Charlene Maes, Chris Campos (Darlene Armijo), Christine (Raul) Estrada, Jeff (LaVonna) Baca, Angela Vigil (Carl Groller); in-laws, Anthony DeHerrera, Leona Garcia (Marvin Persohn), Florence (Rodger) Romero, Bobby (Caryl) DeHerrera and Johnny (Mary) DeHerrera; 11 godchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family; and lifelong friends, Mike and Beverly Lopez. Mike was preceded in death by his father, Charlie P. Baca; sister, Elizabeth Campos; in-laws, John F. and Carmelita De-Herrera, Ted Maes; and nephew, David Chacon. Rosary, 6 p.m. Friday, Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Saturday, both services at St. Leander Catholic Church. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Baca, Pauline
Pauline Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 2015 - Pauline Baca, 71, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 12, 2015. Pauline is survived by her husband of 54 years, Alex Baca; children, Alex (Ramona) Baca, Andrea Delgado, Aaron (Tina) Baca and Adrian (Jolene) Baca; grandchildren, Toni (Matt), Mario, Michael, Marcus, Devon, AJ, Alexandra, LaRissa, Alex Jr. and Jeremy; 16 great-grandchildren; special grandson, Isaiah; siblings, Patricia (Eddie) Barela, Louise Martinez; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Memorial Mass, 3 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following Mass.

Baca, Phillip Gregory
Phillip Gregory Baca - Chronicle News - October 3, 2011 - Phillip Gregory Baca dies peacefully on September 28, 2011 with his family by his side. He was 66 years old. Greg was born on January 20, 1945 to Elias and Maria Elena Baca in Trinidad, Colo. He grew up in Starkville, Colorado and graduated from Trinidad High School. Greg was a very happy person, especially when he was devoting his time to all his nieces and nephews. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends at various casinos in Colorado and New Mexico. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Anthony Baca and sister, Rosalie (Baca) Butero. Greg is survived by his aunt, Isabel Baca, brother Michael (Estella) Baca, sisters, Mary (Pete) Chavez, Patricia (Tom) Nigh, Angela (Jerry) Cardenas, Alicia (Rick) Santellana, many nieces, nephews and cousins (to include Carmon Ruselowski and Raymond Baca) and many dear friends. Active pall bearers: Thad Chavez, Christopher Baca, Robert Cardenas, Martin Cardenas, John Gutierrez and Scotty Armijo. Honorary pall bearers are Greg’s numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation is Tuesday, October 4, 2011, from 4 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass is Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, internment following the mass at Starkville Cemetery. The family invites Greg’s friends to attend a celebration of his life immediately following the services at the Quality Inn Banquet Hall in Trinidad. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Baca, Priscilla Marie
Priscilla Marie Baca - Chronicle News - October 11, 2010 - Priscilla Marie Baca, born January 25, 1935 in Trinidad Colo., deceased October 7, 2010 in Trinidad, Colo. Survived by Fred Baca, father of Debra and Jeff Dalrick, JoAnn and Jesse Martinez, Tom and Jeralyn Baca, Ricky and Deb Baca, Laurel (Lori) and Luciano Ozzello. Preceded in death by parents, Cecil and Eva Lopez; sister, Betty Manos; brothers, Jerry Lopez and Fred Lopez. Priscilla has 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; siblings, Danny Lopez, Cecile Gurule, Sam Lopez, Donna Berglund. Pallbearers: Jesse Martinez, Dylan Baca, Jeremy Martinez, Randy Dalrick, Ryan Baca and Aaron Dalrick. Honorary Pallbearers: Tanya Gurule, Steven Madsen, Sarah Baca, Chalcey Baca, Tiera Baca, Taylor Baca, Vincente Ozzello and Sophia Ozzello. Rosary at 7 p.m. Monday, October 11, 2010, at Mullare Murphy Funeral Home. Refreshments following. Visitation from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass to be held on at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Celebration of Life gathering and dinner at The El Rancho Restaurant, following the services. Family may be contacted at the Tom Baca residence, 32900 Old Sopris Road, Trinidad Lake Ranches. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Trinidad State Nursing Home, Activities Dept. or Sangre De Cristo Hospice. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Baca, Ray C.
Ray C. "Cornbread" Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 2017 - Ray C. "Cornbread" Baca, 84, born Oct. 8, 1933, in Springer, N.M.; passed away Sept. 27, 2017, in Canon City, Colo. Preceded in death by father, Joe Baca, and mother, Selina; siblings, John, Sally, Joe Jr. and Dave. Survived by siblings, Filbert, Mary, Dorothy; and favorite nephew, Al Solis. No services. Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 2017 - Notorious Pueblo crime legend 'Cornbread' Baca dead at 84 - He was a notorious Pueblo crime figure, whose half-century career in law breaking -- coupled by an uncanny ability to skirt charges and dodge incarceration -- made him the stuff of local legend. That torrid tale, however, came to an end on Sept. 27, when, at age of 84, Raymond C. "Cornbread" Baca died of natural causes in the custody of the Colorado Department of Corrections, where he was incarcerated on charges of murder, robbery and theft. To readers of The Pueblo Chieftain, which extensively chronicled Baca and his illegal exploits beginning in 1966, "Cornbread" became a near household nickname. A devil-may-care, short-in-stature rebel, who thrived on living outside of society's rules, and for whom prison bars were but an inconvenient speed bump on the outlaw's highway. Baca's press clipping file, like his rap sheet, is as thick as thieves, a nefarious log that began with a marijuana possession conviction in 1954 and progressed to include accounts of burglary, aggravated robbery, narcotics possession, witness tampering, assault, hit-and-run, illegal possession of a weapon and first-degree murder. Baca's history similarly is rife with arrests, posted bails, trials, mistrials, change of venues, "guilty" and "not guilty" verdicts, acquittals, sentences, re-sentences, parole revocations, penitentiary stretches -- even an escape from prison. Long before New York City crime boss John Gotti earned the nickname "Teflon Don," Baca's reputation of seeing nothing stick was already firmly in hand. Whether through luck, brawny legal representation, lack of witness cooperation, sympathetic testimony, a continual capacity to make bail, loopholes in the system or any combination thereof, Baca enjoyed more than his share of life on the outside despite an obvious propensity for violence and mayhem. "Elusive: How does longtime criminal continually evade custody?," blared a Chieftain headline from April 1997, while another, 1983's "Local corrections board angered at release of convicted killer," effectively summarized the frustration of many a law enforcer and correctional official through the years. Baca's happy-go-lucky attitude toward crime and punishment is perhaps best personified in a press clipping from July 23, 1966, captioned "Short But Sweet." Here, a big-smiling Baca, arms outstretched, jokes with Pueblo police officers after his arrest on escape from a medium-security facility in Canon City. "Baca told police his (16-day) freedom had been 'short but sure sweet' and that he was tired of running," notes the clipping. Patricia Hill, who recently retired after a 30-year career in the Pueblo County jail, recalled Baca as a detainee who commanded respect. And demanded a spotless wing. "I remember walking into the wing after I had first started, not knowing what to expect," Hill said. 'And there was 'Cornbread,' mop in hand. He simply told me, 'Good morning.' I remember that he was always cleaning that wing. "And at least toward me, 'Cornbread' was always respectful. If somebody said anything disrespectful to me, he gave them the 'stink eye' and that was it." Listed in Baca's obituary as "favorite nephew," Al Solis recalled his uncle as a "good man, a real hard worker -- I worked with him at Candy's and he always was putting his best out there.” Me and him were really tight." Far from being an arch-villain, Solis believes Baca was the victim of "trumped up charges" as part of a law enforcement-driven conspiracy. "He probably did a couple of the crimes, but not all that they said he did," Solis said. "He was so well-known that he beat a few cases and the police got mad at him and had it in for him." Baca, Solis continued, "always treated people fairly. Because of his reputation, people probably feared and respected him, but he didn't mess with nobody that didn't mess with him. "There are certain people you shouldn't be messing with ... and he was one of them."

Baca, Richard
Richard Baca - Chronicle News - September 1, 2015 - Richard Baca, our dearly beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather, went home to our Lord and Savior on August 27, 2015. He was born in Trinidad, Colo., on December 1, 1934 to Emilia and Sartinino Baca. Richard loved the Denver Broncos and never missed a game. He loved watching his Western movies and shows. He enjoyed listening to his Spanish and country music and requested a song every Sunday and dedicated it to his wife. He was an avid sportsman and loved playing baseball in his younger days. He was a great fisherman. Richard and his wife Lucille, were always having a good time, and never left the dance floor until the very end. Before leaving this world, Richard asked the family to care for his wife, the love of his life. Preceding him in death are parents Sartinino and Emilia Baca, son Filbert Baca, brother Albert Baca, sisters Dora and Rosie, mother in law Lucia Armijo and father in law Felix Fransua. He is survived by wife of 61 years Lucille Baca, daughters May(John) Ortiz, Isabel Baca, Anna Gonzales (Edward Martinez), sons Richard (Virginia) Baca, Felix Baca, brothers and sister in law, Mike (Rose) Armijo, Nash Montoya, and his grand and great-grandchildren whom he loved very much. Also surviving are his numerous nieces, nephews, cousins other family and friends. Funeral services are Friday, September 4, 2015 with Rosary at 9 a.m. at the Comi Chapel, followed by the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity church. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary escorts are Orlando Baca, Edward Ortiz, Patrick Ortiz Edward Martinez Victor Herrera, Hector Herrera, Dustin Castellano, Felix Baca, Richard Baca, Matt Lovato and Chris Gerardo. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home. 

Baca, Rosalie Mary
Rosalie Mary Baca - Chronicle News - May 8, 2007 - Rosalie Mary Baca lifetime resident of Colorado Springs passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2007 peacefully at her home surrounded by family. Born in Weston Colorado April 21, 1943 and moved to Colorado Springs in 1961. Rosalie retired from AMPEX after a fulfilling career. Rosalie is preceded in death by her father Pedro and Brother Nestor. She is survived by her mother Flora, eight sisters, three brothers and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph’s in Colorado Springs at 10:00AM. Rosary will be Tuesday at 7:00PM at Angelius Funeral Home. Burial is in Weston on Thursday.

Baca, Rufina G.
Rufina G. Baca - Dignity Memorial - February 27, 2013 - Rufina G. Baca, 78, born to the union of Frank and Maria Gallegos in Taos, New Mexico on July 10, 1934 and went to be with the Lord on February 26, 2013. Survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Jose Lucrecio Baca of Pueblo; children, Connie (Sam) Espinoza, Bernice (Fred) Trujillo, Yvonne (Ernie) Aguilar all of Pueblo and Cynthia (Serafin) Manjarrez of Riverside, CA; grandchildren, Dan Espinoza, Lynette Quintana, Monica Hernandez, Joel Baca, Crystal Horton and Ben Aguilar; ten great-grandchildren; sisters, Eva Cordova and Laura (Victor) Rivas; and brother, Tito (Irene) Gallegos. Also survived by numerous relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her parents and brother, Manuel Gallegos. She worked as a Psych Tech for the State Hospital then later worked for the YMCA. She was a member of Holy Rosary Church and CCW. Viewing 1-3 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2013 at Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Rosary Service 1:15 p.m., by Nuestra Senora De la Solidad of Taos, New Mexico on Saturday, March 2, 2013 followed by Funeral Mass at 2 p.m., both held at Holy Rosary Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Baca, Ruth
Ruth J. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 2016 - Ruth J. Baca, 90, passed away July 8, 2016. Born Jan. 9, 1926, to Isabel and Eulogia Lopez. Preceded in death by her husband, Aloysius “Luis” Baca; son, William Lopez; brother, Frank Jimenez; sisters, Lupe Keifer, Dora Dell, and Mary Lara. Survived by her children, Patricia Archuleta, Lucille (Gary) Martinez, Leo (Missy) Baca, Christine Poindexter, Mark, Rueben and Samuel (Darla) Baca; daughter-in-law, Isabel Lopez; numerous grand, great and great-great- grandchildren, whom Ruth loved dearly; and her companion and special friend, “Termite.” Ruth was a hardworking woman. She was very loving and giving. She worked for many years as a fry cook at the Townhouse and Fredericks Restaurant on the corner of Eighth and Santa Fe. The Baca family would like to thank everyone who provided assistance and would especially like to express their appreciation to the hospice nurses and staff in our mother’s time of need. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Rosary to follow Tuesday Evening, 6 p.m., at St. Mary Catholic Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2016, St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Imperial. Arrangements by Imperial.

Baca, Sophie
Sophie Baca - Denver Post - October 28, 2003 - Mrs. Baca died at 5:30 a.m., Sunday, October 26, 2003. She was born Domescinda Sophia Zamora, May 19, 1913, in Gallinas Canyon, Las Animas County, Colorado, and spent her early years in the coal mining camps of Las Animas County. She was married August 7, 1939, to Mr. Eloy Baca, in Starkville, CO. To this union, four children were born, Lucille, Eva Lorraine, Elizabeth June "Betty", and Eloy " Ronnie. Mrs. Baca's daughter Lucille, and husband Eloy Baca, preceded her in death. She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Ava Lorraine Duran, Elizabeth June "Betty" Plucheck; son Eloy "Ronnie" Baca, seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, one brother Solomon "Salo" Zamora; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., at Trujillo Funeral Home, 4750 Tejon St, Denver, CO. Services will be Wednesday, 12:30 p.m., at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 1395 King St., Denver, CO. Interment will be Wed., 2 p.m., at Crown Hill Cemetery, 7777 W. 29th Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO.

Baca, Theodore John Sr.
Theodore John Baca Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 2015 - Theodore John Baca Sr., 81, of Castle Rock, passed away Jan. 15, 2015. Theodore was born Sept. 22, 1933, in Las Vegas, N.M. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Esperanza (Romero); daughters, Frances Elaine and Rosalie Elaine; grandson, Sanjay Alexander; his parents, Eulojio and Antonia (Dominguez) Baca. He is survived by his daughter, Frances (Richard) Romero of Castle Rock, Colo.; and his son, Theodore John (Karla) Baca Jr. of Rice, Minn.; grandchildren, Maxwell, Cheyenne and Josy, also of Rice, Minn.; sisters, Maria G. Baca of Pueblo, Colo., and Ersie Baca of Walsenburg, Colo.; many nieces and nephews; beloved brothers and sisters-in-law. He moved from Colorado to California in the ’50s and returned to Colorado permanently with his wife and daughter in 1997. Visitation will be 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, with first funeral service to follow at 6 p.m. at Good Shepherd Church. Second funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at Good Shepherd Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to Sky Cliff Center, P.O. Box 1534, Castle Rock, CO 80104.

Baca, Victor William
Victor William Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2016 - Victor William Baca, 65, Jan. 2, 1951-Aug. 19, 2016. The pioneer Baca family has lost a beloved key member. He was a seventh-generation born lifetime Coloradan. Preceding him, his parents, George Marshall and Cordelia Gurule Baca; brother, Baby Baca, brother, Ronald Lee Baca; grandnephew, Daniel Elijah Huerena; padrino, Joe “Pele” Autobee. Along with his wife, Cheryl, his closest surviving family include sons, Victor Dennis Baca, Matthew Ryan (April) Baca; grandchildren: Ashley, Lil’ Matt, Karissa, Quintin and Cordelia; sisters, Joanne Emerson and Mary Anne (Jack) Jasper; brothers, George Jr., David Sr. and John; nieces, Leanna Baca, Melanie Morris, Candace Swerdfeger (goddaughter), Diamon Bowman, Cerissa Baca, Renee Hartford, Dana Hartford, Bernadette Maes and Grace Hollis; nephews, Davey Baca Jr., Jason Hollis, Tommy Hollis, Gilbert Valdez, Daniel Espinoza, Laaron Vargas, Madrina Aurora Autobee; many aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, friends, great-nieces and nephews who loved Vic dearly. Victor was a graduate of PCHS 1969. He attended USC from 1972-76. Victor chose his mark and became a firefighter. He retired after 22.5 years of service with the Pueblo County Rural Fire Department as assistant fire chief. A proud parent, he was also a multi-skilled tough rancher/farmer. As a task master, Vic had a penchant for being “cool, calm and collected” in the face of adversity. His choice to become a first responder was natural and his skills procured him into a rescue and life-saving professional. “Call Victor” became cliché when help was needed. His passing is a big loss to his many blood and surrogate families as well as his circle of friends. Vic will long be remembered. Thank you to everyone who knew, cared for, or visited him in his final time. A special God bless to Matthew, April, Ashley, Cerissa and Joanne for their selflessness and compassion in Vic’s aid. Thank you, Vic, for your service and life being you! Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment to follow, Baca Ranch Cemetery. Family and friends to gather after for pot luck at the Baca Ranch.

Baca-Montoya, Albert Ethan
Albert Ethan Baca-Montoya - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 2017 - Albert Ethan Baca-Montoya, infant. Albert was born to Eloy Christopher Montoya III and Lindsey Renee Baca at St. Luke Presbyterian Hospital on June 14, 2017. He went to the Lord on June 20, 2017. Preceded in death by grandfather, Eloy Montoya Jr.; and great-uncle, Albert Baca. He is survived by his parents; grandparents, Jimmie and Rosie Quintana, Ken and Lori Aragon, Angela Montoya and Robert Larson; aunts, Ashley and Savanna Aragon; and uncle, Brandon Lee Montoya; and numerous family and friends. Our baby boy came into this life early and was loved by so many. Big Al, as he was affectionately known, had touched so many lives and already had his quirks. For whatever reason that is unknown to us, he had to be our little angel. Forever in our hearts. Celebration of his life service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, at Romero Family Funeral Home, 4750 Tejon St. in Denver, Colo. Interment will be at Idaho Springs Cemetery following the service. Reception to follow burial.

Baca-Vigil, Barbara
Barbara Marie Baca-Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - October 2, 2017 - Barbara Marie Baca-Vigil, 57, of Pueblo went to be with the Lord on Sept. 22, 2017. Funeral service, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Interment, 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Fort Logan Cemetery Staging Area C.

Bach, Donna K.
Donna K. Bach - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2017 - Donna K. Bach, 65. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Bach, Nick
Nick Bach – Walsenburg World – January 30, 1906 – Nick Bach, a miner at the Rocky Mountain Mine, had his back broken Thursday afternoon by a fall of rock. Dr. McGuire accompanied him to the hospital at Colorado Springs. It’s not thought that the injured man can live over this week as he is entirely paralyzed from the waist down.

Bachache, Louis
Louis Bachache – Walsenburg World – November 30, 1911 – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, November 25, 1911, Louis Bachache, age 72 years, 7 months and 10 days.

Bachicha, Adam Matthew
Adam Matthew Bachicha - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 2015 - Adam Matthew Bachicha, 30, passed away April 8, 2015. A lifetime Puebloan, he was born Nov. 27, 1984, to proud parents, Darlene Bachicha and Ruben Finn. He was preceded in death by his grandfather and godfather, Selustriano Bachicha; great-grandmother, Ignacita Ortiz; and uncle, Rick Cassares. He leaves to cherish his memory, his parents; his grandmother and godmother, Angie Bachicha; aunts and uncles, Andy Alex (Nancy) Bachicha, Rose Garcia, Theresa (Joe) Duran, Nick (Irene) Bachicha, Leroy (Christine) Bachicha, Mary Bachicha (Tony), Maxine (Mike) Montoya and Loretta Taylor (Todd); 64 cousins to include special cousins and friends with whom he spent a lot of time and gave him the name “Addie Burger”: Andy Bachicha Jr., Jackie and Steve Flores, Marcia Lee, Kristopher Bachicha, Brian Taylor, Lee Garcia and Richard Spicola. Adam served in the U.S. Navy. His favorite cars were classic Mustangs. He loved camping, fishing, watching sports, action movies, playing video games and dancing, but most of all, spending time with his family who loved him dearly. Rosary, 6 p.m. Tuesday; funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday, both services at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at The Father Charles Murray Hall of St. Joseph Church.

Bachicha, Alfonso U.
Alfonso U. Bachicha - The Gazette - August 14, 2005 - Alfonso U. Bachicha, 67, passed away on August 9, 2005. He was born November 7, 1937 in Branson, Colorado to Thomas and Delfina Bachicha. Mr. Bachicha married Beatrice Rios on April 11, 1959 in Yuma, Arizona. He was self-employed. Mr. Bachicha is survived by his son, Henry (Tonya) Bachicha; his daughters, Elizabeth Bartlett and Maria Bachicha; his eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters. He was preceded in death by his wife and his parents. Visitation will be Monday, August 15, 2005 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 6:00 p.m. at Dove-Witt Family Mortuary, 6630 S. Hwy 85/87, Fountain. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, August 16, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 331 Main Street, Security. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, 757 S. Santa Fe Ave., Fountain.

Bachicha, Susana
Susana Bachicha - Chronicle News - June 18, 2003 - Susana Bachicha, age 82, passed away at St. Mary Corwin Hospital on June 15, 2003. She was born in Chicosa, Colorado on May 24, 1921 to Margarita (Aragon) and Federico Gonzalez. She grew up in Branson and attended Branson schools. On July 23, 1939, Susana was united in marriage to Samuel Bachicha who preceded her in death. Along with her family, Susana moved to Folsom, NM in 1961 and resided there until 1967 when they moved to Trinidad. She was active in the community and served on the Folsom City Council. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, and taking care of her grandchildren. Survivors are children Samuel (Cindy) Bachicha, Trinidad, Co., Vivian (Tony) Montoya, Avondale, Co., Clara (Lonny) Montoya, Las Vegas, NM, Joseph Bachicha, Trinidad, Co., Charles (Mary) Bachicha, Firestone, Co., Ralph (Nancy) Bachicha, Parker, Co., Manuel (Maria) Bachicha, Denver, Co., Lawrence (Becky) Bachicha, Brighton, Co., two sisters Sarah Castillo, Albuquerque, NM, and Juanita Martinez, Pueblo, Co., 26 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, and other relatives. Visitation will be Thursday, from 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Vigil Rites will be Thursday, June 19, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be Friday, June 20, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Conrad Montoya, Lonny Ray Montoya, Tory Bachicha, Tyrus Bachicha, David Bachicha, and Manuel Bachicha. The family may be contacted at 13200 Corundum Road. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bachmann, Kevin (Father)
Father Kevin (James) Bachmann, O.S.B. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 2015 - Father Kevin (James) Bachmann, O.S.B., a monk of Holy Cross Abbey, Canon City, Colo., died at St. Benedict’s Abbey on June 12, 2015, after a long battle with cancer. Vigils for the Dead, followed by visitation, will be prayed at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 14, in St. Benedict’s Abbey Church. The Mass of Christian Burial for Father Kevin will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 15, in the Abbey Church, with interment following in the Abbey cemetery. The Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home is in charge of final arrangements. Father Kevin was born in Yonkers, N.Y., on Aug. 3, 1940, the son of Charles F. Bachmann and Helen (McGlynn) Bachmann. He received his initial education in Newton, Mass., and then went on to Georgetown University, where he earned B.A. and M.A degrees in Spanish and a Ph.D. in linguistics in 1970. He had been married in 1965 and was the father of two children; however, the marriage was dissolved and annulled in 1994. Father Kevin had a varied work experience before entering monastic life. He taught English in Santiago, Dominican Republic; he was assistant professor of English in charge of a master’s program for teachers of English as a second language at Colorado State University; he was a financial planner, a real estate agent and a deputy sheriff assigned to the corrections center at Fort Collins, Colo.; he was assistant professor of Hispanic studies at the University of Northern Colorado; and finally, he taught English as a second language in Saudi Arabia at the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. Father Kevin entered the novitiate at Holy Cross Abbey in 1996 and professed vows on June 7, 1997. After completing the theology program at Saint Vincent Archabbey Seminary and earning a Master of Divinity Degree, he was ordained to the priesthood on June 1, 2001. One of his dreams, following his long experience in the field of education, was to initiate and operate a middle school program on the Holy Cross Abbey property. However, a year later he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, and so his dream was never fulfilled. While under treatment for cancer, as well as never-ending shingles, Father Kevin was able to minister in several parishes in the Pueblo Diocese in Colorado. When he was no longer able to serve in ministry, and since Holy Cross Abbey was in the midst of closing, he accepted the invitation from the monks of St. Benedict’s Abbey to come to Atchison, Kan., where he resided in the health care center of the Abbey. Father Kevin is survived by a son, James H. Bachmann; and a daughter, Rosita Maria (Bachmann) Torres; and by the monks of Holy Cross Abbey and St. Benedict’s Abbey.

Bachmeier, Meinrad Leo
Meinrad Leo Bachmeier - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2015 - Meinrad Leo Bachmeier, a longtime Pueblo resident, passed away peacefully in Longmont, at the age of 84, surrounded by family, on March 5, 2015, after a brief illness. Leo was preceded in death by his parents, John and Anna; brothers, Zack, Gene and Albert; step-daughter, Dianna; and grandson, Eric. He is survived by his brother, Gabe; daughter, Melissha (Eric); son, Randy (Shawna); step-daughters, Dorothy and Lynann; along with numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Leo was born in Raleigh, N.D., served in the U.S. Air Force, eventually made his way the Pueblo, had two children and retired as a butcher/meat cutter from Frank’s Meat Market in 1992. He was a man who enjoyed the simple pleasures of life, including polka and classic country-western music, especially Marty Robbins, shooting pool and above all, his family. At Leo’s request, no service will be held.

Bacich, Mildred A.
Mildred A. "Millie" Bacich - Chronicle News - April 23, 2013 - Mildred A. "Millie" Bacich, age 87, passed away at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado on April 16 2013. She was born in Ludlow Colorado on October 14 1925 the daughter of Gilda (Niccoli) and Frank Milinazzo. In March of 1947, Millie was united in marriage to John H Bacich in Raton, New Mexico. Millie loved her family and was very involved with their school activities. She served as a substitute teacher and room mother as well as their "protector" at Holy Trinity School. She was also a Brownie Leader. She loved to cook and bake and will best be remembered for her delicious Italian cookies and povitica. She also was an avid bowler. Millie worked for several years at the Comi Funeral Home. Millie was a loving wife Mother and Grandmother and will be missed by all who were blessed to have had her in their lives. Preceding her in death are parents, Frank and Gilda Milinazzo, beloved son Douglas Bacich, siblings Frances Chifalo, Pete Milinazzo, Lucille Lessar and Domenic Milinazzo. Left to cherish her memory is husband of 66 years, John of home address, daughter Gerri (Jay) Palmersheim, Sacramento CA., son Greg Bacich Yucaipa, CA., John Dean Bacich, home address grandchildren, Jason (Cathie) Browning, Doug (Brooke) Hills, Chelsey Bacich, Lani Bacich, great granddaughter Jaymie Browning, siblings Mary Vicic, Pauline (Nick) Brandolino Frank Milinazzo, brother in law, Harry Lessar, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. At Millie's request, cremation has taken place with private family services and inurnment. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bacich, Pete
Pete Bacich - Chronicle News - January 22, 2009 - Pete Bacich, age 88, passed away on Monday, January 12, 2009 after a lengthy illness. Pete was born in Gospec, Croatia on June 23, 1920. Pete was raised in Trinidad, graduating from Trinidad High and attended TSJC where he was an outstanding football player at both schools. He worked in the Bon Carbo coal mine and also in others. Pete was called into the military service during World War II, serving with the Army Air Corps Quartermaster Division in the South Pacific for four and a half years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Anna, sisters, Rose and Mary, nephew, Douglas Bachich, one great grandson and his wife of 52 years, June. He is survived by his children, Myra (Jake), Paula, Pete, Dee and Jim (Denise), brother, John (Mildred), twelve grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, numerous extended family and friends. At Pete's request, cremation has taken place with no services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes Association or Sangre De Cristo Hospice. Courtesy Comi Funeral Home.

Bacon, Allan James
Allan James Bacon - Chronicle News - January 28, 2013 - Allan James Bacon, July 25, 1946 to January 13, 2013 - Allan James Bacon, age 67, of Trinidad, Colorado, died peacefully with his wife and children at his side on January 13, 2013, after a valiant two-year fight against cancer. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Casey; Kathleen (Gardner) Viens of Hobe Sound, Fla.; the mother of his two amazing children, Eric James (Jessica) Bacon of Jeffersonville, Vt., and Sarah Lynn Bacon (Heather Weseloh) of Arvada, Colo.; and four grandchildren, Mia, Andre (aka “Cactus Pete”), Timothy and Luke Bacon. Born in Sherbrooke, Quebec Province, Canada on July 25, 1946, to the late Manfred and Juliette (Gagné) Bacon, he was raised on a farm in Marlington, Quebec, with siblings Enid (Robert) Letourneau, Georgia, Vt.; Phyllis (Douglas) Reed, Newfane, Vt.; Stephen (Lynn) Bacon, Keeseville, N.Y.; Elaine (David) Burnor, Bakersfield, Vt.; Michael Bacon, Georgia, Vt.; and 17 beloved nieces and nephews. At age 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Canadian citizen at Manchester, N.H., training at Ft. Dix, N.J., then Ft. Benning, Ga., where he became a communications lineman and earned his sharpshooter badge. He served 20 months over-seas, beginning in March 1965 in Kunsan, South Korea, then transferring in December 1965 to Vietnam at Camp Alpha Tan Son Nhut, returning to the U.S. in November 1966. Following three more years in the U.S. Army Reserve, he was honorably discharged in November 1969. Allan became a master carpenter, teaching both his children his craft while building homes and fine furnishings in the Georgia / St.Albans /Burlington region of Vermont, Sante Fe, N.M., on the Front Range of Colorado, and on the islands of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands and Kauai, Hawaii. He met his wife, Marilyn Casey, on Mother's Day 1993. They married on Mother's Day 2004. From a young age, Allan defied danger with adventuresome exploits that combined speed, height and daring. He loved snow skiing, water skiing, swimming, wind surfing, snorkeling and scuba diving. He could build anything, and artistically blended wood, glass, stone, metal, leather and antlers to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces that adorn countless homes and art collections throughout the world. A creative powerhouse, he advised adopting a forgiving attitude toward imperfections, “If you can't hide it, accent it.” He was endlessly inquisitive, and his keen powers of observation, patience and persistence made him a great trout fisherman, a discoverer of special places wherever he went, and an exquisite teacher. Celebrations of his life will be held in Vermont and Colorado at a future date. Special thanks to those who lovingly cared for him at the VA hospitals in Portland, Ore., and Denver, Colo. Donations in his honor are encouraged to one of three groups serving veterans in the transplant program at the Portland VA Medical Center, P-3 Transplant, P.O. Box 1034, Portland, OR 97207, payable to either “Robert Dexter” or to “Voluntary Service/Transplant Program”; or to the American Legion Foundation/Transplant Food, P.O. Box 1730, Wilsonville, OR 97070-1730.

Bacon, Paul Melbern
Paul Melbern Bacon - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 2015 - Paul Melbern Bacon, 72, passed away on April 10, 2015. He graduated from La Junta High School and not too long after that he became a control operator for Comanche Power Plant. He was also a proud member of the Broadway Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Edith Bacon; and his grandson, Josh Ervin. He leaves behind his sisters, Janice (Ron) Walker and Anne (Zack) Wilcoxson; his daughters, Paula (Tom) Herzog and Belinda (Eric) Ervin; his grandchildren, John Paul, Elisabeth and Lily Herzog, Kayla (Damian) Buchholz and Shawn Ervin; his great-grandchildren, Bailey, Cheyanne and Colton Ervin; and his special friend, Allie Mae Lawlis. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, at the Broadway Christian Church, 206 Broadway Ave. He will be laid to rest at the Fairview Cemetery in La Junta. He will be missed and loved by us all. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wayside Cross.

Bacus, Anna M. Smith
Anna M. Smith Bacus - Chronicle News - April 23, 2013 - Anna M. Bacus, Retired TSJC Professor, March 29, 1913 – April 18, 2013 - Three weeks after celebrating her 100th birthday with her family, Anna Margaret Maglia Smith Bacus died peacefully from complications of pneumonia at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, Calif., with her loving family and long-term caregiver, Marilyn, at her side. Anna was born to Italian immigrants, Charles and Domenica Maglia in Starkville, a small coal-mining town near Trinidad where her family lived for most of her early childhood. She was the valedictorian of her graduating class at Hoehne High School in a small agricultural community near Trinidad. She earned her B.A. degree at Colorado State Teachers College, Greeley, and received her Master’s in Education degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She was a lifelong educator humbly beginning her career in one-room country schools in Apishapa, Model, and Chicosa, all small communities near Trinidad. In 1940, she married William R. “Bill” Smith and was blessed with two sons, Roger, born in 1941, and Kenneth, born in 1944. Bill was a flight instructor with the Army Air Corps during World War II and was stationed at various locations in Texas where their son Kenneth was born. Following the war, Bill returned to his job with Colorado Interstate Gas Company and the family lived in company-owned housing in “booster stations” along natural gas pipelines near Trinidad, and subsequently in other locations in Colorado, Texas, and Kansas. Anna taught school in all of those locations. Morton County Station, 19 miles north of Elkhart, Kan., became home for the family from 1954 until Bill’s unexpected sudden death in 1965. Anna particularly treasured the time when she taught English, Literature, and Speech in the high school in Elkhart where she served as a role model for both students and faculty. Following Bill’s sudden death, she returned to her hometown, Trinidad, and the love and support of her family of origin, where she began the later chapter of her teaching career at Trinidad State Junior College as a professor of English and Literature. God blessed her with a new love and she married Leland C. Bacus in 1967 becoming the loving stepmother of Leland B. Bacus and Paul Bacus. After Leland passed away in 1996, she later relocated to Cupertino, Calif., residing in the Forum at Rancho San Antonio Retirement Community to live closer to her sons in California. Anna was involved in many organizations including P.E.O. Sisterhood - Chapter J, American Association of University Women, Business and Professional Women, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and the University of Colorado Alumni Association. She was recognized as one of its outstanding alumni in 1987. She was devoted to her Catholic faith throughout her life. She joyfully celebrated her 100th birthday on Easter weekend with her entire family traveling from various parts of the country to be with her. At that celebration, she was presented with accolades from the presidents of the University of Colorado, the Ohio State University, Trinidad State Junior College, and President Obama. The mayor of the city of Trinidad also honored her with a proclamation naming March 29, 2013, as Anna Maglia Smith Bacus Day. She was delighted that on July 28, 2012, her Maglia/Guglielmotto family was recognized by the Trinidad Historical Society as one of Las Animas County’s Century Families. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Domenica (Minnie) Maglia, her first husband, William “Bill” Smith (1965), her second husband, Leland C. Bacus (1996), brothers, Dominic “Red” (1960) and Paul Maglia (2003), and stepson, Leland B. Bacus (1996). Anna is survived by her sons, Roger and his wife, Judy Kay, of Palo Alto, Calif., Kenneth of Sunnyvale, Calif., and his wife, Kitty Smith, of Ardmore, Penn., and stepson Paul and his wife, Alison, of Lafayette; her sister, Lena Cimino of Trinidad; her grandchildren, Rene, Kirsten, Farrell, and their mother, Andrea Smith, Jennifer and her mother, Judi Smith, Geoff, Matt, and their mother, Terrell Smith, Sarah, Andy, and Haley; her great-grandchildren, Zack, Tara, Nick, Malia, Marcus, Casey, Lindsey, Hazel, Oliver, Bailey, Abby, and Demi; nieces, Carol and Leanna, and nephew, Gerald, and countless others whose lives were so affectionately touched by her. A memorial service was held April 20, 2013, in Mountain View, Calif. Anna was very pleased to help TSJC students with her Smith-Bacus Scholarship so, in lieu of flowers, would prefer donations be made to Trinidad State Junior College Education Foundation. The family would like to thank her long-term caregiver, Marilyn Parayno, the nursing and medical staff at El Camino Hospital, and all of those at the Forum at Rancho San Antonio Healthcare Center who were devoted to the care of our mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Anna, whose unconditional love and gratitude endures forever. A visitation will be held at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home, Thursday, April 25, from 4-7 p.m. Family and friends are invited to a recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be held at Holy Trinity Church Friday, April 26, at 10 a.m. Internment will follow immediately at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Bader, Howard
Howard Bader - Reporter Herald - June 3, 2015 - Howard Allen Bader of Loveland passed away peacefully in his home on May 29, 2015 due to heart failure. He was 77 years old. Mr. Bader was born in Loveland in 1938. He was raised on the family farm of Paul F. Bader and Iris R. (Miller) Bader. He attended Lakeview School, a two-room school house down the road, from 1st-8th grade and then Loveland High School, graduating in 1956. In 1960, he graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder with a mechanical engineering degree. He married the love of his life, Sharen K. Irwin in 1961, and began his career with Martin-Marietta. Mr. Bader worked with five engineering companies for a number of years before pursuing his dream to be a rancher and raise Texas Longhorn cattle, which he began in Hudson then moved to Walsenburg in the summer of 1978. During his ranching days he suffered his first massive heart attack at age 44. After a lengthy recovery, he returned to his engineering career and finally retired with the City of Denver in 2003. Mr. Bader was an avid reader with a passion for old westerns, and he was a devoted Denver Bronco fan. It was his incredible perseverance and his desire to prevail that he survived two massive heart attacks and subsequent open heart surgeries for the past 33 years. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sharen; sister, Carolyn Ellsworth (Phil); brother, Stan Bader (Arin); three children, Wayne Bader (Tracy), Robert Bader (Claudia), and Maryann Barrett (Jeff); seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Memorial services will take place at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home in Loveland. Cremation has been completed.

Badial, Dolores Maria
Dolores “Lola” Badial - Pueblo Chieftain - March 1, 2015 - Dolores “Lola” Badial, 73, passed away Feb. 24, 2015. She was born April 4, 1941, in Pueblo, to the union of Antonio and Mary Luna (Ramos) Rodriguez. They both preceded her in death along with her husband, Jose Badial; her siblings, Annie Esparza, Renee Rodriguez and Chaco Rodriguez; and grandson, Jose Badial. Lola lived in Oakland, Calif., for many years. She retired as a Personal Care Provider. Lola was a movie and music lover, a collector of many. She also enjoyed Facebook. Her biggest joy was spending time with her family and special little companion, “Littlefoot.” Lola leaves to cherish her memory her brother, Cuco (Shirley) Rodriguez of Colorado Springs; her children, Jacqueline (Craig), Monica Badial and Sonia (Gilbert) Badial Lopez all of Pueblo; special granddaughter she raised, Adrianne (Ember) Badial; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Monday, March 2, 2015. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, both at Angelus Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Badsgard, Thomas C.
Thomas C. Badsgard - Pueblo Chieftain - March 5, 2015 - Thomas C. Badsgard, 84, who resided in Pueblo, Colo., passed away Feb. 23, 2015, at his home. Tom was born Sept. 7, 1930, in Trinidad, Colo. Tom graduated in 1948 from Trinidad Catholic High and entered the Army in 1952, where he received four medals and two stars. Tom was preceded in death by his mother, Rose Cesario; aunt, Mary Truitt; and uncle, Dominic Enrietta. Survived by aunt, Beverly A. Enrietta, Pueblo; five cousins, Domenic Enrietta Jr., Richard (Carol) Enrietta, Beverly S. Enrietta, Tom (Sharon) Enrietta and Beth Arnone. Tom received his journeyman license in 1955 as a plumber. His career started under the direction of his uncle, Virgil Truitt, of Truitt, Anderson Plumbing in Trinidad. Tom worked mostly in Pueblo but his job took him to other parts of the state. He was a member of three UA plumbers unions: in Trinidad, Pueblo and Colorado Springs. He had many friends here in Pueblo, especially those at his local hangouts, where he loved to watch sports including golf. Memorial service, 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Andy McCarthy Sports Bar, 2149 Jerry Murphy Road, Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, donate to your favorite charity in Tom Badsgard’s name. Chronicle News - September 11, 2015 - Thomas C. Badsgard, 84, passed away at his Pueblo home on February 23, 2015. He was born in Trinidad, Colo. on September 7, 1930. Tom graduated in 1948 from Trinidad Catholic High School and entered the Army in 1952, where he received four medals and two stars. Tom was a plumber and began his career with his uncle Virgil, at Anderson Plumbing in Trinidad, Colo. He worked mostly in the Pueblo area but his job took him to other parts of the state. He loved to watch sports including golf. Tom was preceded in death by mother Rose Cesario, aunt Mary Truitt, uncles Domenic Enrietta, and Virgil Truitt. He is survived by aunt, Beverly A. Enrietta, Pueblo, five cousins, Domenic Enrietta Jr., Richard (Carol) Enrietta, Beverly S. Enrietta, Tom (Sharon) Enrietta and Beth Arnone. Gathering of family and friends will be held Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Graveside military honors will be conducted by Ft. Carson Honor Guard. Local arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Baer, Claire Joanne
Claire Joanne "Jody" Baer - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 2015 - Claire Joanne “Jody” Baer, age 85, of Cumby , Texas, and formerly of Pueblo, Colo., passed away at home on Nov. 10, 2015, after a long illness. Jody was born in Pueblo, Colo., and she worked at the CF&I steel mill in Pueblo, as a Welcome Wagon affiliate, elementary school nurse and as an executive secretary. She and her husband “Bob” lived in many places during their long marriage, including Albuquerque, N.M., El Paso, Texas, Orlando, Fla., Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, Torrance, Calif., Mesa, Ariz., and in Pueblo, Colo., where she and her husband retired. Jody was active in Beta Sigma Phi sorority, enjoyed playing cards, reading, movies, entertaining, scuba diving, shell collecting, travel and playing computer games. Jody was predeceased in 2014 by her husband of 61 years, Robert Baer of Pueblo. She is survived by her cat, Sally; her only child, Judy (Joe) Rosochacki of Cumby, Texas; nieces, Debbie (Doug) Tihonovich and Patricia Weiss of Pueblo; nephews, John and Chris Johnson, Michael (Debbie), Lex and Kurt Baer, all of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Doris Baer of Pueblo; and many lifelong and dear friends. Special thanks to Katie Brower of Gentiva Hospice, Heritage Program, and all the kind people at Hunt Regional Infusion Center. Jody donated her body to science. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her honor to Heritage Program, 2904 Sterling Hart Drive, Commerce, TX , 75428; phone (903) 408-7930.

Baer, James
James Baer – Walsenburg World – June 8, 1911 – Midnight Murder – A mysterious murder took place in Trinidad early Tuesday morning, the victim being James Baer. Whoever killed Baer is still at liberty and no clue has been obtained as to his identity. The shooting took place on upper Santa Fe Ave. and spectators nearby who heard the shot rushed to the scene of the tragedy, but Baer was dead at the time they arrived. Two bullets were taken from his body, apparently of a 38-caliber revolver. Baer was a man about 40 years of age and had lived in Trinidad all of his life. Baer has been suffering for a number of years from an impediment of his speech, and is thought to have not been well balanced mentally. He was seen down town about midnight, and at 1 o’clock was found dead. The most plausible explanation of the murder seems to be that he had met someone in the streets and began jabbering, trying to make them understand and the party mistook him for a hold up and shot him. The police are working on the case and a coroner’s inquest will be held today.

Baer, Minnie
Minnie Baer – Walsenburg World – October 9, 1913 – Died at Toltec, Colorado, Minnie Baer, age 2 years and one month, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Baer. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist Church, Rev. J. A. McKee officiating.

Baer, Robert
Robert Litch Baer - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 2014 - Robert Litch Baer, 87, born June 26, 1927, passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 27, 2014. At his request, his body was donated to Science Care. Survived by his wife of 61 years, Claire “Jody” Baer; daughter, Judy (Joe) Rosochacki; sister-in-law, Doris Baer; brother-in-law, Vernon Johnson; nephews, John and Chris Johnson, Michael (Debbie), Lex, Kurt and Benton Baer; nieces, Deborah (Doug) Tihonovich and Patricia Weiss. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at First Congregational UCC, 228 West Evans. In lieu of food and flowers, please donate to your favorite charity or the First Congregational Church.

Baer, Ruth
Ruth Baer – Walsenburg World – October 17, 1918 – Miss Ruth Baer, a young lady in the employ of Sears & Sears, was taken sick this week with the influenza, and contracting pneumonia died Wednesday afternoon at her home on W. 1st St. She was only 20 years of age. Outdoor funeral services will be held at the cemetery today at 3:30, Rev. Garnett, formerly pastor of the Baptist Church will officiate.

Bailey, Barbara
Barbara Bailey - Huerfano World - September 30, 2013 - Barbara Bailey, 83, of Walsenburg, joined Richard Bailey in eternal rest on September 28, 2013. Born in La Veta, Colorado on September 22, 1930, she was a life-long Huerfano County resident and was a direct descendent of Charles and Minnie Spielman who settled in the La Veta area in 1888. Barbara was predeceased by her husband Richard in 2007, her parents, J.J. and Edna Beamer, brother Russell Beamer, brother-in-law Freeman Bailey, brother Bud and sister-in-law Marge Keeling and nephew Bruce Bailey. She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Logazzo; her brother, John (Kathy) Beamer; children Amy (Tom) McCray, Alan (Sally) Bailey, and Ann (Johnny) Vanderlip; and by her grandchildren, Doug, Seth and Jessie Patterson, Molly (Jason) Folot, and Daniel(Linda) McCray. He is also survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law Maurice (Evalyn) Bailey, Kenneth (Carol) Bailey, and Dr. James (Beverly) Bailey; great-grandchildren Ruby, Luke, Alyssa and Chase Patterson, Teagan McCray and Scarlett, Kendra and Grady Folot. Barbara will be missed by numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and their children and grandchildren. Barbara was a homemaker and excellent seamstress and loved creating prize-winning needlework. Many will remember her colorful flower gardens. She was a member of FCE club Prairie Rangers and was an election judge for many years. Friends and family are welcome to attend services at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home in Walsenburg at 11am on October 12, 2013 with graveside services following at Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg.

Bailey, Beatrice
Beatrice Bailey (Padilla-Maes) - Chronicle News - July 14, 2017 - Beatrice Bailey (Padilla-Maes) age 80 of Brighton Colo. passed away unexpectedly at her home on July 5, 2017. She was born in Oakview, Co on August 30, 1936 to the parents of Eddie and Emilia Padilla. She was a home care provider and massage therapist for several years. She was also a loving Mother and Grandmother. She will be missed by many. Survived by Sister Jane (Harold) Sanchez, Brother Anthony (Lorraine) Padilla, Son Mike Maes, Daughters Rhonda (Richard) Maldonado, Connie (Jerry) Baker, Linda (Darren) Seutter, and Daughter in law Louanne Maes. Grandchildren Josette (Jeremy) Pulver, Nathan Maes, Eric Maes, Sarah Maes, Richard Maes, Bethany (Caleb) Toldeo, Brianna Padilla, and 10 great-grandchildren. Preceded her in Death are parents Eddie and Emilia Padilla, brother Jimmy Padilla, and son Jake Maes.

Bailey, Betty Estella
Betty Estella Bailey – Chronicle News – July 3, 2015 – Betty Estella Bailey, 81, of Trinidad, Colorado, passed away on June 25, 2015. Betty was born in Vandalia, Illinois, on October 19, 1933 and grew up in Greenville, Illinois and attended school there. She continued on her education and received her BA from Adam State University, MA from Colorado State University, and her Specialist Degree from the University of Northern Colorado. Betty was married to the late Hon. Robert G. Bailey for 20 years and they had two sons, Michael and Mark Bailey. Betty worked as a teacher for School District #1 for 30 years. She was extremely artistic and owned and operated the “Back Door Studio” for many years. Her pottery and pain teens have been displayed at galleries throughout the Midwest. Betty was a regular at art festivals throughout the region, and often set up her pottery wheel and displayed her talents. Later in life, she returned to the art of quilting that she had learned at an early age. But he will always be remembered for the unconditional love she had for her family. She was the light of the world for her children and grandchildren. Betty is survived by sons, Michael (Audra) Bailey and Mark Bailey. Her grandchildren, Thomas, Melissa, Leah, Sydnee, Michaela, Brennan, and great-grandchildren Christopher and Kenneth were the joy of her life. Betty is preceded in death by her parents, Hubert and Leta Stoecklin. In lieu of flowers and donations, the family requests that you honor Nana Betty by taking the time to spend quality time with your own family; going on a picnic, having dinner or gathering where all can reflect in the love of family and friends that the good Lord has provided. A family Memorial service will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Comi and Davis Mortuaries.

Bailey, Bruce
Bruce Bailey - Chronicle News - May 26, 2006 - Collision with deer results in fatality - On Wednesday, May 24 at approximately 9:45 p.m., Bruce Bailey, 50, of La Veta, was fatally injured as a result of a collision with a deer. Bailey was traveling westbound on Highway 12 about two miles east of La Veta on his 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle when a deer came from the north side of the road. After colliding with the deer, Bailey was airborne for 59 feet before landing on the right shoulder of the roadway. He was not wearing a helmet. According to the Colorado State Patrol report made by Trooper Arthur Gumke, Bailey’s speed was estimated at 65 mph in a 65 mph zone, and alcohol is suspected in the accident. Bailey was subsequently airlifted to St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in Pueblo due to his injuries, but was pronounced dead approximately five hours later.

Bailey, Charlotte Laverne
Charlotte Laverne Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2017 - Charlotte Laverne Bailey, 61, passed away unexpectedly on March 7, 2017. Survived by husband of 29 years, Jeff Bailey; children, Brandon Humphrey, Brian (Cindy) Humphrey, David (Heather Silva) Bailey and Brittney (Brett Johnson) Bailey; grandsons, Dylan and Tyler Humphrey; godmother of Alexa Montoya; sister, Dorothy Anaya; special nieces and nephew, Pam (Carl) Scarafiotti, Michelle Navarro and Tony (Ken) Navarro; sister-in-law, Becky (John) Strong; brother-in-law, Mike (Diana) Bailey; mother-in-law, Beverly (Tom) Hubbs; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Mary Valdez; sister, Alberta Vega; brothers, Sam, Fred, Ruben, Lawrence and Joseph Valdez. Charlotte was dearly loved by her family and friends, especially her children and grandsons. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Service, 2 p.m. Monday, March 13, 2017, Fellowship of the Rockies, 3892 W. Northern.

Bailey, Doyl
Doyl Dudley Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 2017 - Doyl Dudley Bailey, 86, of Canon City, born March 28, 1930, passed away March 20, 2017. Arrangements are under the care of Holt Family Funeral Home.

Bailey, Evalyn J.
Evalyn J. Bailey - Boies-Ortega Funeral Home - April 9, 2016 - Evalyn Marie James Bailey died peacefully at home in Littleton, Colorado, surrounded by family and friends, after a long battle with memory loss and dementia. Evalyn was born in Beatrice, Nebraska to Numa Luther and Viva Marie James. She married Maurice Leland Bailey June 12, 1949. Her education was extensive, graduating from South High School in Denver, Colorado Women's College (AA), Adams State College (BA, MA) and later University of Northern Colorado with her administrative degree. Throughout her career as an educator, she taught in Huerfano County at South Bradford and Malachite, both one room schools; La Veta, Gardner and Washington as well as tutoring at Lathrop Park Boys Ranch. Because of her passion for educating ALL students, she was instrumental in beginning both the Title 1 and Special Education programs in the county and the BOCES area and served as administrator of those programs. The last ten years of her career were spent as principal of Tongue River Elementary in Ranchester, Wyoming, where she was honored by various groups for the excellence of the school and for her contributions to the community and to education, including the Golden Bell Award. She was responsible for writing grants and providing the vision for the creation of A Child's Place daycare and the acclaimed community-built playground in Ranchester. Mrs. Bailey was a member of the Gardner and Walsenburg Methodist Churches, where she served in many ministries. She was a member of the PEO (50+ years), Eastern Star, ADK, Cowbelles, prayer groups, Hospital Auxiliary (Pink Ladies) , Community Theater (she played Mother Jones in the play “Huerfano”. In Wyoming she was an active member of Saint Peter's Episcopal Church in Wyoming, served in Stephens Ministry (with Maurice), and was part of Bible study and prayer groups. A lifelong lover of theater and drama, and author of the book Academic Activities for Adolescents with Learning Disabilities, Evalyn was an eloquent speaker for her school districts as well as special education conferences and conventions in several states. She was guest speaker as well for religious retreats and church services. She wrote and directed plays for church and school and clubs because she always had an idea! She loved to read and tell stories and could hold any audience "in the palm of her hand." Evalyn is survived by her husband Maurice, her daughters Kathy Babb (Jeff) and Connie Kowal (Dave Mueller); seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; her brothers Bob James (Betty) and Bill James (Pat); cousins and many nieces and nephews. She will be long remembered for her passion and love for people and entertaining, her faith and powerful prayers, her intelligence and drive, and her all -encompassing smile. Services were held at the United Church of Walsenburg Wednesday April 13, with burial at the Gardner Methodist Cemetery. Memorials may be made in her name to Gardner Bookmobile (c/o Spanish Peaks Friends of the Library, 415 Walsen Avenue), United Church of Walsenburg (108 Kansas Avenue) or to Child's Place (84 Dayton St. Ranchester, WY 82839).

Bailey, Harmony
Harmony Bailey - Dignity Memorial - September 9, 2010 - Harmony was born February 5, 1918 in Las Animas, Colorado. She lived here in Colorado all her life, mainly in Englewood. She was the second daughter (Hope and Harmony) born to Ethel & Ernest Rowe. Her father died when she was two. Ethel remarried Walter Crites and lived in Trinidad where Ethel ran a boarding house. Sisters Loyall and Lola were added to their family. Walter was the only "Dad" she ever knew, and was a great one! The family eventually moved to south Denver where Harmony graduated from South High School in 1936. She then went to beauty school. She met Gordon H. Bailey, married and moved to Florence, Colorado. Their son, Gordon T. Bailey (Terry), was born in Canon City, November 30th, 1938. When Terry was two, they moved to Denver and eventually to Englewood. During WWII, Harmony worked for Remington Arms, putting primers in 50 caliber machine gun bullets to aid the war effort. She worked as a beautician after that. When Terry was young, the family would vacation in the Gunnison area, fishing at Iola and Sapinero - all under Blue Mesa Reservoir now! Seventeen years after Terry was born, Stacy (Perkins) came along on March 26, 1956, just as her brother was going off to college. Harmony had numerous hobbies and talents, including oil painting, designing and sewing clothing, knitting and crocheting, and upholstering. Her favorite times were spent at her cabin near Bailey, Colorado with family and friends. Besides her husband and two children, Harmony's life was blessed with five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Arrangements under the direction of Olinger Hampden Mortuary & Cemetery, Denver, CO.

Bailey, Henry
Henry “Bud” Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 2015 - Henry “Bud” Bailey, 76. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Bailey, John
John Bailey – Walsenburg World – March 2, 1911 – Killed at Larimer – John Bailey, a man about 30 years of age, died in a hospital at Pueblo Sunday as a result of a bullet wound received at Larimer Saturday evening. Bailey was working as a concrete mixer at Larimer and was shot by John Catterman, a bartender for Nels Nelson, a saloon keeper at Larimer. In company with W. R. Van Eaton he was in the saloon at Larimer and asked for a bottle of whiskey before going home. The men left the saloon and returned later, and as he approached the bar was shot just above the heart by Catterman. Nelson says that Bailey made a motion for his hip pocket just before he was shot. Van Eaton stayed about to watch Catterman while he sent a companion for an officer. Catterman asked him what he was doing and he told him he was keeping his eye on him. Catterman replied: “Well you haven’t got any gun and I have, beat it.” Van Eaton left. When the officer, August Fagerquist came, Catterman could not be found. Bailey was put on the train and taken to Pueblo. None of the men tried to apprehend him and he is now at large

Bailey, Lawrence
Lawrence Kenneth "Beetle" Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 2017 - Lawrence Kenneth "Beetle" Bailey, age 67, passed away Sept. 12, 2017. Survived by wife, Gidget; brother, Kenneth; sisters, Jean Daugherty and Joan (Jose) Solis; children, Philip and Virginia; stepchildren, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and extended family. Preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Pauline; brother, Bobby; and sister, Mary (George) Trujillo. When Lawrence was a child, everyone knew him as Baby Lawrence. Lawrence was a very kind-hearted and generous person; he was always helping others. He loved his family and friends at the Alibi Lounge. He will be sadly missed by his puppies, Lolypup and Baby Twinkee. Lawrence served in the Navy. He was an avid Broncos fan. God will bless him. Celebration of Life, 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at Park Hill Christian Church, 1401 E. Seventh St., Pueblo, CO 81001, Dean Prophet, minister.

Bailey, Maurice L.
Maurice L. Bailey - Boies-Ortega Funeral Home - April 26, 2017 - Maurice Bailey, April 24, 1923 - April 20, 2017 - Just before breakfast on the morning of April 20, 2017, Maurice L. Bailey laid down the reins and headed towards greener pasture. He was 93 and had seen a lot of life. Maurice would have been 94 in just 3 days. He was celebrated at the United Methodist Church in Walsenburg at 11:00 a.m. on Monday April 24, 2017 and is interred at the Upper Huerfano Cemetery just west of Gardner, CO. Maurice was born on a wheat farm in Santanta, KA. He was the oldest of 6 children born to John Bailey and Opal Katherine Hunsinger Bailey. His family moved to Towner, fled the Dust Bowl, and moved to La Veta, CO in 1936. He graduated from La Veta High School and attended Mechanic Training School in Ogden, prior to enlisting in the Army. He was a Corporal in the Army Air Force Transport Command in Italy during WWII and worked on C47s and C46s. Following the war, "Lute" came home to La Veta and met his future wife, Evalyn James, a young school marm at the South Bradford School West of Gardner. They were married on June 12, 1949. Their first home was on "The Divide" between Gardner and Westcliffe. Maurice and Evalyn moved to La Veta shortly after their first daughter, Kathy, was born in 1952, and then back to the Gardner area in 1954 before their daughter, Connie, was born. Maurice was the foreman for the Level Cattle Company which later became the Zancudo Ranch. The in 1966 the family moved to Walsenburg. Maurice was a jack of all trades and tried his hand at lots of ordinary and not-so-ordinary things. He was a dying breed of ranchers that could fix anything with bailing wire, could build an addition on the house, including wiring and plumbing. He could change the transmission, and round up and doctor a herd of cattle. He was also a philanthropist, philosopher, musician and occasional writer. He designed a fancy wood splitter and sold wood, sold real estate and insurance, drove truck for the Postal Service and later for Montgomery Wards. He loved thinking outside of the box, and experimented with growing worms long before growing worms as fashionable. Maurice loved his "ranchito" in Gardner where he was able to continue with his small cattle operation. In 1983 Maurice followed his wife to Ranchester, WY where she was a school principal. There he ranched, and was active in the Sheridan Episcopal Church. Maurice, along with his wife, trained for the Stevens Ministry and ministered to many. The Baileys returned to Walsenburg in 2001 where they reunited with their friends and family and the United Methodist Church. Maurice took care of Evalyn through the stages of dementia, with the support of those friends and family. In 2011 he moved to the Spanish Peaks Veteran's Living Center where he enjoyed "living like a king". Maurice dearly loved his family including his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and lived for family gatherings. Maurice is survived by his daughters, Kathy Babb (Jeff) and Connie Kowal (Dave Mueller); seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; his brother Jack Bailey (Carol), cousins, in-laws, and many nieces and nephews. Services were held at the United Church of Walsenburg, Monday April 24 with burial at the Upper Huerfano Gardner Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the United Church of Walsenburg.

Bailey, Paul
Paul Logan Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 2015 - Paul Logan Bailey, 77, born in Tulsa, Okla.; Pueblo resident since 1965. Moved to his new home Oct. 3, 2015, and is sick no more. Survived by his wife of 46 years, Jane (Razor) Bailey; son, Quinn Logan, his wife, Melissa (Trevithick) Bailey; grandchildren, Reece Logan and Avery Mikayla; brother, Allen (Janet) Bailey; niece, Paula (Larry) Vanderpool; nephew, Bob (Michelle) Bailey; great-nephew, Cory Vanderpool; great-niece, Kristin (Jason) Wills, their three girls; and brother-in-law, Owen (Sherrill) Razor. Predeceased by parents, Gerald and Caretha Bailey; aunt, Clo Allen; uncle, Bill Bailey; nephew, Tommy Bailey; and in-laws, Evelyn and Claude Razor. Paul attended Will Rogers High in Tulsa and graduated from Tulsa University. He began his accounting career with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell, Denver during which time he passed the CPA exam in the first sitting. He moved to Pueblo to work as internal auditor for CF&I, later becoming assistant divisional controller and then controller for the C&W Railway, where he retired in 2003. Paul loved baseball, as a fan, playing as a youth and as a youth coach. He was a participant in Boy Scouts, as an Eagle, becoming a Cubmaster and adult troop leader. The love of baseball and attainment of the Eagle Scout rank has passed from Paul’s father to Paul, his son and grandson and to brother, Allen. He belonged to Kappa Sigma fraternity, was a Jaycee and a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Paul was an active member of Wesley United Methodist Church as youth and adult Sunday school teacher, liturgist, usher and church treasurer. Special thanks to Susie Johnson, Sheila Madrid, Maureen Mason, Dr. Nizami, Frances Vincent, Deb Wurley and a cast of other caretakers at the skilled nursing facility, where he was a resident for 10 years. Paul’s memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford. Memorial contributions may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, Boy Scout Troop 19 or to the charity of your choice.

Bailey, Robert Lee
Robert Lee Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - September 7, 2014 - Robert Lee Bailey, 70, went to spend his first day in heaven on Sept. 2, 2014. Survived by wife, Carol; sons, Heath (Erin), Scott (Evette) and Jason; sisters, Carolee Saccomanno and Lovay (Bill) Messenger; sister-in-law, Sharron Abney; grandchildren, Miranda, Madison, Jed and Isabel; his “second family”, the Gallegos family; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bill; father and mother-in-law, Joseph and Eileen Galloway; brothers-in-law, Frank Saccomanno and Larry Richwine. Bob was born to Lee and Agnes Bailey on Jan. 6, 1944, in Redding, Calif. He served in the United States Air Force and retired from the Pueblo Police Department after 25 years of service. Bob enjoyed being with his family, family gatherings, the Morning Coffee Club, working on his 1947 Chevy truck, finding bears for his 400-plus collection, and conversing with whomever would listen to him. He loved his dogs, Katie and Sugar Bear, and promised that when he arrived in heaven, all of the dogs previously loved on earth would be loved and cared for. Viewing, one hour prior to service. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at First United Methodist Church, 310 West 11th St., with Pastors Eunjoo Yi and Doug Cox officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, with military honors by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard and the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Special Olympics or a charity of your choice.

Bailey, Robert Scott
Robert Scott Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - June 4, 2017 - Robert Scott Bailey, 69, passed away, May 10, 2017. Preceded in death by parents, Pauline and Lawrence K. Bailey Sr.; son, Scott Michael Bailey; and sister, Mary Trujillo. Survived by wife, Connie Cunico-Bailey; son, Briant (Tammi) Bailey; granddaughter, Spencer Bailey; brothers, Kenneth R. and Lawrence (Gidget) Bailey Jr.; sisters, Joan (Jose) Solis, Jean Daugherty; sister-in-law, Bonnie Gacnik; and brother-in-law, Stanley (Meg) Gacnik. Served in the U.S. Army, Vietnam veteran. Awarded Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/1 Star. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. June 8, 2017, at Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Ave., officiant, Pastor Bobby Wilson.

Bailey, Wright Edgar
Wright Edgar Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - October 7, 2015 - Wright Edgar Bailey, born June 27, 1953, to Jay and Dorothy Bailey, passed away Sept. 30, 2015, of natural causes. He is survived by five siblings and well over 60 nephews and nieces. He has joined his beloved mother and father; and two sisters, Melissa and Connie, in heaven. He will be missed by his many friends and family. Ed was a lifelong Coloradan. He loved the mountains, football, fishing and beer. He was a very talented carpenter and an Army veteran. Per his request, there will be no service. Rest in peace.

Baillie, JoAnn
JoAnn Lucille (Thornburn) Baillie - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 2015 - JoAnn Lucille (Thornburn) Baillie, 1934-2015. Born and raised in Laramie, Wyo., by her outstanding mother, Henrietta Farney and a very supportive stepfather, Maurice Farney. She was a member of the National Honor Society and a homecoming queen candidate at Laramie High School. She began her teaching career at Green River, Wyo., upon receiving a teaching certificate after two years at the University of Wyoming. She married William “Bill” Baillie in 1956. She continued her education during summers and via correspondence while teaching in Laramie to achieve her B.A. in 1957, while Bill was seeking his degree there also. She taught in Pullman, Wash., Grants and Albuquerque, N. M., before beginning a 30-year stint at the Denver Public Schools in 1962. While there, she acquired an M.A. from Denver University. The couple retired to Pueblo West in 1994, before moving to Pueblo in 1998. She was an outstanding teacher. It’s doubtful if any parent ever got a surprise on their child’s report card because JoAnn set aside time every weekday at home after grading papers to call any parent where she perceived their help was needed to assist their child. And she’d call and praise them if she discerned they’d been helpful. She taught in grades first through third for 38 years. Many were the beneficiaries of her devotion to her task. She liked skiing, tennis, bicycling and playing Bridge. A flawed knee eventually eliminated all except Bridge, but her real love was travel. Included were 17 trips to Europe, six of which were to France, other trips included Turkey, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, Canada, Thailand, Australia - New Zealand, and 49 of the 50 states. In Pueblo, she frequently tended the gift shop in the Rosemount Museum. Her real strong suit was a personality that exuded warmth and a sincere interest in people, and it yielded a portfolio of many, many friends who will miss her very much. She was preceded in death by her parents; and by her sister, Gayle Halfpenny. Survived by her husband, Bill. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Memorials may be made to Rosemount Museum in her memory.

Bailor, Verna Ruth
Verna Ruth Bailor - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2014 - Verna Ruth Bailor, 88, passed away on Dec. 13, 2014; born June 16, 1926, near English, Ind., to Lloyd and Mettie Howard. Preceded in death by her parents; five siblings; husband, Dale Johnston in 1977; husband, Gene Bailor in 2013; and her sons, Michael Johnston in 1996 and Timothy Johnston in 2011. Survived by one sister, Betty Musso; daughter, Candy (Daryl) Conrad; stepchildren, Bev Sammons, Sue (Jerry) Roth, Sandy (Doug) Ferguson, Tab (Jeanine) Bailor and Darla (Dan) Duboy; 21 grandchildren and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren; also survived by special nephew, Bill (Diana) Robbins; and niece, Kelly (Terry) Stewart; among many other nieces and nephews. Verna retired from Joslins Cosmetic Department in the early 1990s. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, her Denver Broncos and special time with her best friend of 71 years, Vera Christman. The family wishes to send a special thank you to the amazing staff of the Chateau at Sharmar Village, Dawn Evert, NP and staff with Affordable Health Care and Gentiva Home Health and Hospice for all of your loving and attentive care of Verna these past months. Viewing will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, with funeral service to follow at noon, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the charity of your choice.

Bain, Beverly (Dr.)
Beverly Konugres Bain - Chronicle News - August 5, 2009 - Dr. Beverly Mae (Konugres) Bain, Bernardsville, N.J. passed peacefully on February 10, 2009 at 79. Beverly Konugres Bain was the daughter of Sam, Mae and Elizabeth Konugres, A graduate of Trinidad High School and Trinidad Jr. College, where she was a member of Phi Theta Kappa and was chosen Tipcial Trojan before attending The Colorado College. Dr. Bain was an internationally known pioneer in occupational therapy and rehabilitation. A graduate of CO College, voted "Woman of the Future"; she earned her OTR from USC; MS in Learning Disabilities, Montclair St. University.; Ed D. Fairleigh Dickinson and FAOTA; after a fellowship at Warm Springs, GA, Dr. Bain was recruited by Dr. Henry Kessler and directed the OT department, '55; she created OT programs at Kean College and Union City Teacher Institute; a member of RESNA, Dr. Bain was an assistant professor for 18 years at NYU graduate OT program, being voted Teacher of the Year. She was appointed by President Nixon to Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Armed Services, integrating women in the military and academies. She was currently a consultant at the Matheny School and Hospital. During her career, she authored numerous papers and 18 chapters in medical textbooks. She lectured widely on rehab in US and abroad. Dr. Bain is survived by her husband, John N. Bain of Bernardsville for nearly 50 years; her daughter, Karin Bain Kukral and John Z. Kukral of Old Greenwich, C.T.; grandchildren, Jimmy, Johnny and Julie; sisters, Kris Ann Vogelpohl and Lyn Coupounas; brother, James Konugres and nephew, Thomas Bain, his wife and children, Michelle, Tyler and Kylene Bain and many nieces and nephews.

Baird, H. F. (Mrs.)
Mrs. H. F. Baird – Walsenburg World – October 18, 1904 – Mrs. H. F. Baird, one of the oldest educators in the West, died at the home of her daughter in Denver, Miss Itonia Baird, 218 Irving Place last Thursday. The funeral, conducted by Rev. Edwin Sheldon of the Broadway Baptist Church assisted by Rev. Dr. Tyler, was held Saturday afternoon, and the interment was at Fairmount. Mrs. Baird had spent her entire life as a teacher, and as a mark of her ability and splendid womanhood, there now stands and Clinton, Missouri, a college which was built in her name. This was erected in 1885 by the citizens of Clinton, who constitute many of her former pupils. Mrs. Baird began her school work at an early age. Her first class was conducted at Shelbyville, Missouri, in 1850, and a few years later she was principal of a female seminary at Liberty, Missouri. She taught in Lancaster, Missouri at the beginning of the Civil War, and at the close of the war she taught in the high school at Springfield, Illinois. There she remained for seven years. In 1873 Mrs. Baird was elected President of Ingleside College, Palmyra, Missouri, and after six years of faithful service there she was appointed President of Hardin College at Mexico, Missouri, which was founded by ex-Gov. Charles H. Hardin. Under her efficient management this institution was built from a small class to an enrollment of several hundred students. Mrs. Baird always took an active part in church work and was a devout Christian. She was the organizer of many Bible classes and missionary societies and for many years was Sec. of the woman’s branch of the Mission Baptist State Association. The family removed to Denver about one year ago. During the last six months Mrs. Baird had declined gradually. She was 70 years old. Besides a daughter, Miss Itonia Baird, who is a teacher of French at West Denver High School, she leaves a husband, professor H. D. Baird, and a son, Dr. Thomas Baird of Walsenburg, former President of the State Medical Board and Mrs. R. H. True, and art teacher of Neosho, Missouri.

Baird, Kenneth
Kenneth E. Baird - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2017 - Kenneth E. Baird, 94, of Pueblo, Colo. Loving husband, father, grand father and great-grandfather. Born July 16, 1922, in Pueblo, to Otto and Mabel Baird. Passed from this life on March 27, 2017, in Pueblo. Longtime resident of both Pueblo and Colorado Springs. Preceded in death by his first wife of 49 years, Margaret (Michalek) Baird, and his second wife, Marjorie (Allen) Baird; his parents; and his sister, Phyllis (Baird) Luiz. Survived by his three children, Kathy (Jim) Walton of Fairplay, Colo., Ken (Sharon) Baird of Louisville, Colo., and Tom (Donna) Baird of Colorado Springs. Also survived by eight grandchildren, seven great-grand-children, two great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Ken attended Pueblo Centennial High School, was a three-sport athlete, involved in many student activities and graduated in 1941. He then joined the Marine Corps in 1942. He served in the South Pacific during WWII and at Camp Pendleton during the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in action during WWII. After returning home from WWII, he attended the University of Colorado and held several different jobs before beginning a career in banking. He started his career at the Minnequa Bank of Pueblo, moved to the First National Bank of Pueblo before joining the First National Bank of Colorado Springs, where he held the position of senior vice president of operations. He finished his career as president of The Bank of Manitou, retiring from that position in 1986. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Pueblo, with inurnment at Roselawn Cemetery and reception following.

Baird, T. D. (Dr.)
Dr. T. D. Baird – Walsenburg World – March 16, 1916 – Death of Dr. T. D. Baird – In the death of Dr. T. D. Baird which occurred Wednesday morning at 4:30, Colorado lost one of her foremost and most influential citizens. For the past four years Dr. Baird has had poor health, but with wonderful willpower, he was active in his work as a physician and in educational and municipal interests up to the time of his death, which was due to paralysis. Dr. Baird was born in Shelby County, Kentucky, in 1851. Later the family moved to Missouri, where he received his preliminary education. He attended high school at Springfield, Illinois. He later entered Louisville Medical Academy and completed his medical course at Rush Medical College, Chicago. In 1874 he was married to Miss Emily Barnett of Joliet, Illinois. Three daughters were born to this union. A daughter, Edna, died at an early age. The doctor is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. D. T. Wycoff, and Mrs. George C. Nichols, both of Walsenburg, and one sister, Mrs. Belle B. True, of Neosho, Ohio. Dr. Baird was of a family of educators, and has always made the Huerfano County schools his special interest. In 1901 the people of Colorado recognized Dr. Baird’s services to the schools of the state by electing him Regent of the State University. He held the position for six years and during that time was one of the most active agents for the advancement of the cause of higher education. Since the organization of our County High School he has served continually on its Board of Directors. A short time before his death he started a vigorous movement for the erection of a new County High School building. Dr. Baird has been associated with the development of Southern Colorado since coming to the state in 1880. He first settled in Pueblo, where for two years he served as county physician. Later he moved to Walsenburg where he had a large practice. He was surgeon for the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company and at the time of his death was Physician in Chief for several of the coal companies in this part of the state. For the past 25 years Dr. Baird has served as city trustee. At the time of his death he was Mayor of Walsenburg, President of the City School Board, President of the County High School Board, and one of the most prominent physicians of Southern Colorado. He was a member of the Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, Woodmen of the World, and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He was a communicant of the Methodist Church. The funeral will be held from the family residence Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. The home will be open to those who wish to view the body from 2 until 4 Friday afternoon. Interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery.

Baitlon, Domingo
Domingo Baitlon - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 2014 - Domingo Baitlon, 81, a resident of Salida for eight years and formerly of Pueblo, died Nov. 8, 2014, at home. He was born Nov. 5, 1933, in Haleiwa, Hawaii, to Castorio Baitlon and Basilia Galapon. He attended University of Hawaii undergraduate and St. Louis University Medical School, completing his residency at University of Colorado Medical Center. He served an Air Force tour in Okinawa, Japan, before his 32-year career as director of pathology at Parkview Medical Center, retiring January 2000. Dr. Baitlon married Yvonne Griffin Aug. 7, 1961, at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. He especially enjoyed the family ranch in Salida and will be remembered for his love of medicine, art, music, planting trees and fish propagation. Survivors include his wife; his children, Julie (Don) Baitlon-Porco, Jon (Sunhee) Baitlon and Jeanna (Tommy) Baitlon-Myers. He also is survived by sister, Simplicia (Candido) Ramelb; and brother, Benjamin (Mary Jewel) Baitlon; nephews, Ronald Ramelb and David Baitlon; and extended family. A memorial is planned for the spring of 2015. Arrangements were with the Lewis & Glenn Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice in his name.

Bak, Virginia K.
Virginia K. Bak - Dignity Memorial - December 8, 2010 - Virginia K. Bak, 80, passed away December 7, 2010 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was born June 23, 1930 in Walsenburg, Colorado to Guiseppi and Maria Andreatta, who preceded her in death. Virginia was a homemaker and library technician with the Civil Service. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, Robert C. Bak; two sons, Russell (Krista) Bak and Nathan Bak; grandson, Jason Bak and sister, Rose Bassi. Visitation will be Sunday, December 12, 2010 from 1-5 p.m. at Swan Law Funeral Directors with a rosary at 6:00 p.m. Mass will be said Monday, December 13, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 6455 Brook Park Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado. A private burial will take place at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colorado. Arrangements under the direction of Swan-Law Funeral Directors, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Baker, Adolf A.
Adolph A. “Red” Baker – Wet Mountain Tribune - November 19, 1981 – Services held for “Red” Baker. Adolf A. “Red” Baker, a former Custer County resident, died Friday, Nov. 13 at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home at Florence. Mr. Baker was born Sept. 4, 1930 in Gardner and was 51. A rancher by occupation, Mr. Baker was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Wet Mountain Valley Saddle Club. He is survived by three daughters, Becky Baker of Aspen, Roberta Nelson of Farmington, N.M.; and Robyn of Gunnison. His mother, Mary Elizabeth Baker of Pueblo, survives as do three brothers, Robert of Westcliffe, Walter of Boone and Daniel of Rye, and several nieces and nephews. Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 17 at the Florence Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Vincent Peter, O.S.B., officiating. Burial was at the Rosita Cemetery near Westcliffe. Those wishing may make donations to the Baker Memorial Fund at the Colorado V. A. Nursing Home.

Baker, David E.
David E. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 2015 - David E. Baker, 70, born March 1, 1945, in Long Beach, Calif. Passed away Dec. 22, 2015, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by his Yellow Amazon Parrot, Fred; children, Robert (Kelli Williams) Baker, Katrina Belvin and Laura Greenwood; four grandsons; two great-granddaughters; and seven siblings. Preceded in death by parents, Robert and Ruby Baker; and ex-wife, Sandra. David served in the U.S. Air Force and retired from the CF&I Steel Mill. He loved rebuilding cars and was very talented in many trades. He will be dearly missed. A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, at Imperial Funeral Home.

Baker, David Paul
David Paul Baker - Dignity Memorial - May 16, 2015 - David Paul "Dave" Baker, 69, passed away on May 14, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents, Pax and Mary Ellen Baker; and brother, Tommy Baker. Dave is survived by his loving wife, Charlotte; sons, Shawn and Sheldon Baker; daughter, Shannon (Henry) Bale; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brothers, Lou (Annie) Baker, of Reno, Nevada, and Richard Baker, of Frederik, Colorado. Dave attended Rye United Methodist Church where a memorial service will be held at 11am,Tuesday, May 26, 2015 with Inurnment to follow at Brookside Cemetery. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Baker, Delora Lanell
Delora Lanell Baker - The Gazette - June 1, 2007 - Delora Lanell Baker, age 83, passed away on May 30, 2007 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Lanell was born on December 20, 1923 at Garden City, Texas, a daughter of the late, Lee and Sina Humble Cox. She married Earl M. Baker on April 14, 1943 in Garden City, Texas; they have lived in Colorado Springs since 1954. She was an active member of Pulpit Rock Baptist Church, were she taught Bible study to the kids and in several nursing homes. Lanell is survived by her husband, Earl, two children, Richard J. (Jennifer) Baker of Colorado Springs, Colorado and M. Lee (Carol) Baker, DDS, of Fort Bragg, California, three grandchildren Teryn, Kurt, and Katie Baker, sister, Mary S. Falk of LaVeta, Colorado and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, Buster, and Gene Cox. Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 2, 2007 at Blunt Mortuary Chapel. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Baker, Elizabeth Anna
Elizabeth Anna Baker – Walsenburg World – July 21, 1910 – Death of Mrs. Baker – Mrs. Elizabeth Anna Baker, wife of Mr. Hiram Baker, died at her home, Monday evening of cancer of the stomach. She had been suffering for a long time and only succumbed when her vitality was entirely exhausted. Mrs. Baker was born in North Carolina a little over 72 years ago, and came to Colorado in 1871. She had been a member of the Baptist Church since she was a girl, and ever lived a life of industry, and held an abiding faith in a future life of blessedness. The funeral took place Wednesday, the 13th, at 11 o’clock at the family residence southeast of town. Those who survive the deceased are Hiram Baker, husband and James, Worth, Abner and Mary, children. – The LaVeta Enterprise. Walsenburg World – August 4, 1910 – Died near LaVeta, Colorado, on Monday, July 11, 1910, Elizabeth A. Baker, age 72 years, 2 months and 24 days.

Baker, Gayle Catherine
Gayle Catherine Baker - Huerfano World Journal - November 16, 2017 - The family of Gayle Catherine Baker is saddened to announce that she passed away from complications of pancreatic cancer on Nov. 2, 2017, in La Veta, Colorado. Born December 7, 1941, in Middletown, Ohio, she graduated from Middletown High School in 1959 and from The Ohio State University School of Dentistry as a dental hygienist in 1962. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from OSU in 1963. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Robert A. Baker, of Middletown, OH, and La Veta, CO; daughter Lara Baker Whelan and son-in-law Raymond McLemore of Cohoes, NY; son Adam G. Baker of Houston, TX; brother John Humston of Beeville, TX; and granddaughter Bonnie V. Whelan of Macon, GA. Gayle was an active member of every community she lived in, which included Naperville, IL; Houston and Galveston, TX; and La Veta, CO. While living in La Veta, she served on the board at Francisco Fort, the board and gallery committee at Spanish Peaks Art Council, and the board of the Hole in the Wall Homeowners Association. She became very involved in fiber arts while here and was an active supporter of the arts and crafts in La Veta. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.

Baker, George
George Baker – Pueblo Chieftain – April 4, 1921 – Died – Baker, George, age 55 years, died at a local hospital April 3. Body at McMinns.

Baker, George D.
George D. Baker – Walsenburg World – February 21, 1905 – LaVeta – George D. Baker Killed – Word was received in town about 5 o’clock on Thursday evening that George D. Baker had been seriously injured by a fall of rock in his mine. Dr. A. S. Hazard immediately left for Mr. Baker’s home 6 miles distant. Upon his arrival he found the injured man in a very critical condition, but rendered what assistance was possible. His efforts, however, were in vain and Mr. Baker died at 10:30 the same evening. It appears that he and the mule driver were working alone in the mine loading a car when the rock fell. The man escaped injury, but Mr. Baker was knocked down and partially covered with the debris. The man immediately started for help and happened to catch Messrs. Sheffield and Brown as they were returning from work who succeeded in conveying the injured man to his home. The mine was considered by many to be unsafe, but Mr. Baker thought it was okay, or he would not have forfeited his life in this way. The rock is thought to have injured his back and also caused internal complications. He was conscious until the last, but did not talk. The remains were brought to town yesterday and the funeral will probably occur on Sunday. Mr. Baker was about 47 years of age and member of Lodge 141, IOOF and had been long identified with this neighborhood. He leaves and aged mother, a wife, two children and a sister in or near LaVeta to mourn his loss.

Baker, Gerald F.
Gerald F. “Jerry” Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - October 9, 2014 - Gerald F. “Jerry” Baker, formerly of Pueblo, Colo., passed away unexpectedly at his home in Aurora, Colo., Aug. 28, 2014. Born in Pueblo on March 15, 1949, he was the son of Floyd and Ellen Baker, both of whom are deceased. He graduated from Pueblo South High School in 1967, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mass communications from Southern Colorado State College in 1971. He also was an alternate to the United States Air Force Academy as nominated by Rep. Frank Evans in 1967. In his youth, Jerry was very active in Boy Scouts, earning both Eagle Scout and Order of the Arrow ranks. He also worked as a professional scout for the Calumet Council in Indiana for some time. He was an avid outdoorsman, backpacking and Jeeping with friends over most of the mountainous regions of Colorado as well as some of America’s landmarks. One of his passions was the annual hunting trips he took with friends for 30 years. He was a lifetime member of the North American Hunting Club. He was employed by the original Frontier Airlines in both the Pueblo and Denver airports until the company ceased operation. He then worked in the telecommunications industry for 19 years, first at AT&T, which became Lucent Technologies, and later, Avaya as a tier three engineer. Mr. Baker was a 33 degree Mason and a member of both the Pueblo Silver State Lodge No. 95 and the South Denver Lodge No. 93, where he was a Past Master. Mr. Baker is survived by his sister, Cindy (Steve Robl) of Burlington, Iowa; nephew, Christopher of Dothan, Ala.; niece, Stephanie (Stephen Wenzel); great-nieces, Olivia and Isabella; and great-nephew, Matthew, all of Franklin, Mass.; one aunt, Juanita Price of Astoria, Ore.; as well as two cousins, Penelope Matthews and Marcella Price. At his request, Mr. Baker was cremated, which was entrusted to the Colorado Society for Cremation. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the South Denver Lodge, 350 S. Broadway, Denver, Colo. The family respectfully requests, in lieu of flowers, that donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Baker, Gladys Mary
Gladys Mary Baker – Pueblo Chieftain – April 3, 1921 – Funeral Notices – Mrs. Gladys Mary Baker, age 27 years, died at the family home, 1702 East Fourth street, yesterday morning. She had resided in this city about one year, and is survived by her husband, P. H. Baker, and two children; her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Mark L. Keshishian, of Long Beach, Cal., three brothers, Charles, High and Bert Keshishian, and one sister, Mrs. Bertha Stewart, all of California. The funeral arrangements will be announced later by the United Davis-Vories Undertaking company.

Baker, Glenn A.
Glenn A. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 2017 - Glenn A. Baker, 70, went to be with the Lord on Sept, 11, 2017. Born in Atlanta, Iowa, 1947. Resided in Beulah, Colo., since 1959. Survived by his brother, Dale E. Baker; sister, Susan E. Lehrer; and many nieces and nephews. He served in the U.S. Army from '65-'68. He worked for Pueblo County Road and Bridge, Portland Cement, Savage Trucking, and IGP. Glenn had several hobbies, including being with God first and foremost, being outdoors, photography, playing guitar, singing, Friday lunches, and watching old Westerns. Glenn, a family man, loved being surrounded by the ones he loved and who loved him. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at Beulah Valley Baptist Church in Beulah, Colo. Fellowship following service.

Baker, Howard H. (Rev.)
Rev. Howard H. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - January 7, 2015 - Rev. Howard H. Baker, 88, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 3, 2015. Rev. Howard H. Baker Survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Betty L. Baker; children, Frances (Mike) Gallardo, Phillip Baker, Edward (Donna) Baker, David (Jerri) Baker, James (Cindy) Baker, Kevin (Lynn) Baker and Susan (Jason) Hinger. Also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Howard was a decorated WWII vet and enjoyed traveling and sharing his faith with others. He will be dearly missed. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Baker, James
James Everett Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 2017 - James Everett Baker, 71, born Feb. 17, 1946, in Talihina, Okla., passed away Sept. 21, 2017. Predeceased by his son, Everett. Survived by his wife of 49 years, Anna; his son, Glenn; and grand-son James; sisters, Joella Hicks and Louella Baker; brothers, Melvin and Marvin Womack; father-in-law, Gilbert Sandoval; goddaughter, Kristie (James) Cisneros; sisters- in-law, Mary (Charlie) Hanline and Susie Martinez; favorite uncle, Thomas Martin; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Jim graduated from Durant High School in 1965, and was a Vietnam Army veteran. He was the "number one mechanic in town." He loves the Oklahoma Sooners, the Broncos, country music and getting together with family. He was a Choctaw Indian and could fluently speak the language. He was very proud of his heritage. He will be dearly missed. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements through Imperial Funeral Home.

Baker, James (Infant of)
Infant of James Baker – Walsenburg World – February 28, 1901 – The infant child of James Baker died last Tuesday night of inflammation of the bowels. Our sympathy is extended to the bereaved parents.

Baker, Judy
Judy Baker - Huerfano World - April 26, 2014 - Judy Baker, 60, longtime Ogallala resident, died Thursday, April 24, 2014, in her home. Judy was born November 7, 1953 in Walsenburg, Colo., the daughter of Vernon and Grace (Nelson) Martin. She attended school in Walsenburg, graduating in 1970. Judy worked at the Walsenburg Nursing Home until she was united in marriage to Don Baker on October 6, 1972 in Redwing, Colo. The couple moved to Clayton, NM where Don ranched and Judy was a mother and homemaker. In 1978, they moved to Slater, Colo. She was employed in the one room Slater Post Office. In 1986, they located to Ogallala and Judy was employed as a nurses aid at Indian Hills Manor. She took classes to become a Certified Nursing Aid and eventually achieved her Certified Medical Aid license. Judy then worked for Home Health Care and serviced clients in Deuel, Perkins, Keith and Arthur counties for several years. She took a break from adult care when she completed Medical Transcriptionist Training while providing daycare for her grandchildren. She survived the tornado of 2007 after which she and Don rebuilt their home. In 2008 Judy began employment at Wel-life Assisted Living and retired in 2011. Judy’s hobbies included baking, photographing her grandchildren, scrapbooking, tending her flower gardens, doing jig saw puzzles, reading and crocheting baby blankets. Preceding her in death were her parents, two sisters: Elsie Wilburn and Phyllis Zudar; and two brothers: Ron Martin and Richard Martin. Survivors include her husband Don Baker and her daughters: Lisa (Gabe) Wilson and Patsy (Jake) VanHorn, all of Ogallala; two sisters: Betty (Ralph) Crites of Delores, Colo. and Kathy Martin-Kelley and her husband Mike of Loves Park, Ill. She is also survived by three brothers: Vernon Martin, Jr. of Oscala, FLA., Jim (Marie) Martin of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Larry (Mary) Martin of Muleshoe, Texas; three granddaughters: Brianna Wilson, Bailey VanHorn, and Annlyn Wilson; and three grandsons: Truman and Bryer Wilson and Jack VanHorn, all of Ogallala. The family chose cremation. The Memorial Service was Tuesday, April 29, at 11 a.m. in New Hope Church in Ogallala with Rev. Eric Wait officiating. A memorial has been established in her memory. Online Condolences may be sent to www.drauckerfuneralhome.com. Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.

Baker, Lee Martin
Lee Martin Baker - Denver Post - June 15, 2003 - Lee Martin Baker, POW WWII, retired Draftsman from the Colorado Dept. of Highways, born January 19, 1924, in La Veta, CO, departed this earth on March 1, 2003. Son of R.M. and Clara Baker; one sister Jayne, all preceded him in death. Lee was a native of Walsenburg, CO. He is survived by his wife, Laverne and two sons: David (Julie) of Rapid City, South Dakota and Ralph (Kris) of Las Vegas, Nevada; two grandsons: Kenny of Colorado and Cory of Alaska; stepdaughter Judy Owens (son Micky) of New Jersey and Kerri Higgins (sons Jason and Matt) of Colorado; and four great-grandchildren. Lee was a Radioman in WWII and was shot down over Berlin on a mission. He spent a year in a German prisoner of war camp and was liberated by General George S. Patton. Lee was a gentle, sweet man who will be very much missed by his family and friends. He loved traveling, attending and watching NASCAR races, four-wheel jeeping with his family, and old cars. Military services, 11 a.m. Friday, June 20, 2003 at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colorado. A reception for Lee will be held following the services at the V.F.W. Post #0644, 2680 W. Hampden (1 mile east of Ft. Logan.)

Baker, Lola M.
Lola M. Baker – Wet Mountain Tribune - January 22, 2004 – Services Held for Westcliffe’s Lola Baker, 62 – Long-time Valley resident Lola M. (Gray) Baker died on Monday, January 5, 2004, following a brief stay at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo. She was 62. Mrs. Baker was born Oct. 4, 1941, in Colorado Springs to Kenneth and “Dilly” Gray. As a child, her family moved to Pueblo where Lola was raised with her three younger siblings. She met her husband, Bob, at a dance in Pueblo and the couple married on June 10, 1960, and made their home in Westcliffe. Bob Baker was Custer County sheriff for many years and Mrs. Baker worked in his office during that time. She also served as a cook at Custer County School, a career that began in the late 1980s until her recent retirement as head cook. As school cook, Mrs. Baker often would remind students and teachers that she was serving their favorite meal in the cafeteria that day, and she even served special meals to students who might need to lose or gain a few pounds to compete in the proper weight class for her favorite sport, wrestling. Mrs. Baker was an avid fan of sports activities at Custer County School. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Bob; and children Brad (and wife, Jennifer) Baker of Franklin, Tex.; Keith (and wife , Angie) Baker of Westcliffe; and daughter Kim (Mrs. Neil) Miller of Littleton. Mrs. Baker is also survived by one granddaughter, Amy Noelle Baker of Franklin, Tex.; and a sister and two brothers: Carol, Clifford, and Larry. Memorial services were held Jan. 9 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church with pastors Diane Bell and Michael Percival officiating. Mrs. Baker was cremated. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association, Always and Forever Memorial and Honor Program, Attn: Ada Web, P. O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio, 44720, phone 800/342-2383; or to the American Lung Association, 61 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10006

Baker, Lonnie Dee
Lonnie Dee Baker - Dignity Memorial - July 8, 2015 - Lonnie Dee Baker, 58, passed away unexpectedly at home in Colorado Springs, Colorado on July 6, 2015. He was born June 16, 1957, in Walsenburg, Colorado to Gail and George E. Baker. He is survived by his wife of 34 years Shelley D. (Gramera), daughters Brittany Nicole and Brianne Lindsay and her husband Shepperd Hudgins, mother Gail Baker Major, sister Julie Carter, brothers Bruce Baker and Jim Baker. Nephews Ryan Baker, Scott Gough, Justin Baker, C.J. Baker, Chance Baker, Lane Carter and nieces Tricia VanEgmond, Teri Kerstiens, Tonya Moore and Brynner Baker. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and many cousins. He is preceded in death by his father George, step-father Duncan Major, his grandparents Frank and Stella Baker and grandparents Beth and David Firm. Lonnie attended grade school in Westcliffe, Colorado followed by a short time in Franklin, Kentucky and then Big Timber, Montana where he graduated from high school in 1975. On July 5, 1980, Lonnie walked into a honky tonk in Littleton, Colorado (fondly recalled as "The Horny Toad") where that night he met the girl he would marry. He told his brother that very night, "I think I could fall in love with that girl," and a month later he proposed to the tall, beautiful Shelley Gramera. They were married May 23, 1981 and on their 10th Anniversary they renewed those vows. Lonnie worked in all aspects of the construction industry throughout his life, working his way through the ranks to where he was for the last ten years as a project superintendent for Archer Western. Lonnie worked construction projects in states all over the West, including Alaska, California, Oregon, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. During his career journey, Lonnie never forgot what it was like to be the "new kid" on the job and those that took the time to teach and mentor him. He carried on that legacy by teaching others that worked in his crews the advantages of team work and working "with" not "for" and finding the value in daily achievements to reach bigger goals. He was about "getting the job done and done safely." He never asked anyone to do anything that he wouldn't do himself. He mentored countless others the same way that he'd been brought through the industry, leaving behind him a construction family that honor and love him. Lonnie lived his life boldly with focused determination for those things he loved – God, family and country. He was an avid outdoorsman that found joy as his did his forefathers in the mountains and wide open spaces. He was a hunter, fisherman but loved the open road with the other love of his life, Shania –his Harley Davidson motorcycle. On his arm wherever he went besides work, was his little Cocoa, the tiny fluff "designer" dog that adored Lonnie and vice versa creating a very incongruous image but revealed the tender heart of the big man. Sunday dinners with his family was his favorite as he wielded exceptional cooking skills as well as he did everything else in life. "Mr. Fix It" was an expert wood worker and could design and build whatever he put his mind to including numerous pieces of furniture that will forever be family heirlooms. Lonnie loved his small town, hometown roots and took great joy in returning to those places to enjoy the memories and lifelong friends. Moving back to Colorado to live two years ago, he found a renewed passion for spending time in the places his father and grandfather and Baker generations before them walked, worked and lived. His joy was in the simple things offered by those memories of where he shot his first deer or where he fished with those men that established the very foundation of who he became as man. It is those things –good, honest, family values and solid living that he leaves behind for his family to treasure into the next generations. A viewing will be held Sunday, July 12, 2015 at the Swan Law Funeral Directions, 501 N Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, Colorado. (1-2 p.m. for family, 2-5 for public). A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at the Rosita Cemetery (Westcliffe, Colorado), Kevin Weatherby presiding.

Baker, Ronald William
Ronald William Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - October 5, 2014 - Ronald William Baker, 82, passed away peacefully Oct. 2, 2014. At his request, private graveside service in Rocky Ford. Ron was born in Pueblo, Feb. 11, 1932. He grew up in Fowler, graduating from Fowler High School in 1950. After attending Otero Junior College, he served in the United States Navy and then the Naval Reserves where his love of flying and airplanes was realized. He worked in Pueblo for many years in the finance business. Ron served on the board of directors of the El Pueblo Boys Ranch for over 15 years, serving as president for several years. He was instrumental in getting the horse program started at the Ranch and was awarded Volunteer of the Year in 1986, for all the hours he spent with the boys and the horses. His greatest accomplishment of recent weeks was holding his first great-grandchild, Carter William Calli. He is survived by his wife and partner of over 62 adventure-filled years, Betty Jean (Todd) Baker; daughter, Terri (Dave) Kitch of Rocky Ford; son, Todd William (Terri) Baker; grandchildren, Clinton William (Stephanie) Calli, Cody Kitch, Steven William Baker and Carley Baker. Preceded in death by his parents, William and Allie (Allison) Baker; and brother, Doug Baker. Memorial contributions may be made direct to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005, in Ron’s name. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com. Ron asked that his favorite poem be shared: High Flight OH! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds, and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of, wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there, I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung. My eager craft through footless halls of air. Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue I’ve topped the windswept heights with easy grace Where never lark, or even eagle flew, And while, with silent lifting mind I’ve trod The high untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand and touched the face of God. By Pilot Officer Gillespie Magee, Junior No. 412 Squadron RCAFA, killed on Dec. 11, 1941.

Baker, Sherri Lynn
Sherri Lynn Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 2016 - Sherri Lynn Baker, 50, born Sept. 21, 1965, passed away July 13, 2016. Preceded in death by her mother, Darlene Jo Ley. Survived by her three children, Jennifer, Tyler and Jerid Baker; granddaughters, Adrianna Maes, Skyler, Avoryana and Keya Baker; and loving family. Sherri’s world revolved around her grandchildren who knew her as Grandma Kitty. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Baker, Thomas
Thomas Baker – Walsenburg World – December 20, 1889 – Fearful Railway Accident – Last Tuesday night, about 9:30 o’clock, the most fearful railway accident that ever happened in this part of the country occurred on the D & RG about 4 miles west of Walsenburg. It was a heavy freight train of 30 cars, with two engines in front, coming down a grade of over 90 feet to the mile when the train broke into three sections. The two engines, as soon as they were cut off from any control of the train, threw open their throttles and began the race for life. They did not know that the conductor and all the brakeman were cut off by another break leaving 24 heavy loaded cars, with nothing to check their fearful force, fairly flying after them. At first the engines gained perhaps a mile, then the wild train so much heavier began to close in on them more than a mile a minute and at the end of about 4 miles the race of death closed with a crash most fearful. The second engine was hurled from the track and brave engineer William Gleyre and fireman Thomas Baker met instant death in the wreck, buried deep and fearfully mangled. Brakeman W. H. Farringer had an arm broken and some internal injuries, also D. W. Edmonston was slightly injured but not fatally. The front engine and crew was broken loose and escaped by a miracle. Heavy timbers were thrown 200 feet by the force of the collision. Seventeen cars of cattle and eight of lumber were splintered and piled up in one massive wreck and most of the cattle killed outright. A few escaped but all that were very badly wounded were shot. Train Master Walker says it was the worst wreck he ever saw. The last section, consisting of caboose and six cars, was held down by the brakes and ran into the wreck lightly and was saved. Passengers were transferred and by Wednesday night the wreck was cleared. Dr. Sletcher attended the wounded. Hundreds visited the wreck.

Baker, Virginia
Virginia Baker - Chronicle News - November 13, 2004 - Virginia Baker, age 85, former Trinidad resident, passed away on November 10, 2004 at St. Thomas Moore Hospital in Canon City, CO. She was born March 9, 1919 in Jack-son, Michigan. Our mother would always say, “Parents are walking history books. Once we are gone, the history is too. So listen well!” Virginia spent the first 29 years in Michigan. She was adopted at the young age of three. She received a high school education and worked very hard at everything she did. Her first job was a waitress at a soda fountain where at age 23, she met the love of her life, our father Robert W. Baker. They lived in Michigan for the next five years and had two children, James and Carol. They moved to Trinidad, Colorado due to health problems of their son. Virginia operated a small grocery store on east Main Street. In 1955, they moved to Cokedale, Colo., a small mining town where she became mayor. She had many new and fresh ideas, and she achieved many of them for the benefit of Cokedale. In 1973, moving back to Trinidad, Virginia owned and operated The Yard Tree and Hobby Shop on the corner of Plum and Elm streets. After 17 years, she and Robert retired. In 1990, they moved to Canon City. After building their own home, Virginia was still unable to sit still. She became an honored volunteer for the Dinosaur Depot. With her health beginning to fail, she was forced to remain at home until her death. Her loving family is very proud of every achievement she made. Preceded in death by husband Robert W. Baker in 1994. Survived by children James (Renee) Baker of Canon City, and Carol Ann (Stephen) Wheeler of Lamar, CO; seven grandchildren, Edward (Stephanie) Baker, Heather (Scott) Power, Erin Baker, Donna (Owen) Barber, Susan (Nick) Terrazas, Stephanie (Tony) Fontecchio, Deanna (Alfred) Sandoval; eight great-grandchildren, Melissa and Owen Barber, Lisa, Tamara, Amanda & Mya Terrazas, Anthony and Dominic Fontecchio, and Iryan Power; three great-great-grandchildren, Wesley, Ector and Genises Flores. Active pallbearers will be Edward Baker, Scott Power, Owen Barber, Nick Terrazas, Tony Fontecchio, and Alfred Sandoval. Honorary pallbearers are all her many friends. Visitation will be Sunday, November 14 from 3:00PM-8:00PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Monday, November 15, 2004 at 10:00AM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Cary Nelson officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Baker, William Delmar
William Delmar Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2015 - Del Baker, 87, of Pueblo, peacefully left this life on Dec. 20, 2014, in Texas while visiting his family for the holidays. A retired supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service and a veteran of World War II, Del will be remembered as a beloved family man, the consummate gentleman, a devout Christian. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Pueblo. William Delmar Baker was born Aug. 18, 1927, near Welch, Okla., to William Edgar and Agnes Unita (Ketchum) Baker. He came to Colorado with his family in 1931, and spent most of his life in Southern Colorado. He served during the last year of WWII in the U.S. Navy aboard a CVE “escort Aircraft Carrier” in the Pacific Theater. Del retired as a supervisor of the old Fifth and Main Post Office in Downtown Pueblo. In 1947, he married Marjery Ann (Dixie) Keim in La Junta, Colo., and she preceded him in death after 61 years of marriage in 2008. He also was preceded by two younger sisters, Nina Lasley and Elsie Townsend. Del is survived by his youngest sister, Marida (Jere) Hall of North La Junta; one son, William Shan (Patti) Baker of Princeton, Texas, and Pueblo, Colo.; two grandchildren, Maj. William Casey (Rebekah) Baker, USA and Caitlin Jill (Capt. Charles) Rowan, both of West Point, N.Y. Del lived long enough to welcome and hold his great-grandson, William Henry Michael Baker, who was born Jan. 14, 2014. Graveside rites for Mr. Baker will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the Veterans Court of Honor section of Imperial Gardens, Pueblo, the Rev. Randy Bolt, Trinity Lutheran Church, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Honor Guard.

Bakker, Patricia Sue
Patricia Sue “Pat” Bakker - Pueblo Chieftain - November 9, 2016 - Patricia Sue “Pat” Bakker, 66, of Pueblo, Colo., formerly of Grundy Center, Iowa, went home to her Lord on Oct. 26, 2016, at the Oasis Assisted Living Home under the care of Campussus Hospice. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, at the First Baptist Church in Grundy Center with Pastor Nathan Barkley officiating. The family will be present for an hour prior to the service at the church for a visitation for family and friends. Immediately following the memorial service, inurnment will be held at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Grundy Center. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or directed to the family as they develop a special way to honor Patricia’s life. The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center is helping the family with arrangements. Pat is survived by her son, Rob (Heather) Bakker of Waukee, Iowa; and granddaughters, Katelyn and Hailey Bakker. Also surviving are three siblings: sister, Rebecca (Cork) Peterson of Reinbeck, Iowa; brother, Douglas Hess of Pueblo, Colo.; and sister, Judith Hess of Chicago, Ill.; along with a nephew, numerous cousins and other extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Bakovic, Charles
Charles Bakovic - Daily Breeze - January 17, 2013 - Charles "Charlie" Bakovic passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at his home in Torrance, CA at the age of 90 with his family at his side. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Maggie Bakovic, who passed away in July of 2011, along with his 14 siblings. Charlie was the youngest of 15 children. Charlie is survived by his daughter, Marsha Davis, and his son Mark Bakovic, 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. His parents, Jennie and Louis Bakovic, migrated to the United States from Austria in 1906. He was born in Trinidad, CO. His family located to Long Beach in 1927. He attended Poly High School and college in the Midwest for a year after he graduated from High School. He then served in the Navy during World War II. For several years, he worked at the ship yards in Long Beach. In 1951, he was hired by Los Angeles City Fire Department, and worked for the department as firefighter and Fire Engineer until his retirement. He thoroughly enjoyed working for the Fire Department, and made many lifetime friends as a result of his employment. Family was extremely important to him. He and his family spent many hours together attending family gatherings and his family members enjoyed playing various card games. He loved fishing, college football and the NFL. He also loved horse racing. His older brothers took him to the race track as a teenager, and he had the opportunity to see Seabiscuit race. His love of horseracing was shared by many of his family members. In fact, his daughter breed a colt born last year and named the colt Cheap O Charlie in honor of her father. His viewing will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 17th at Green Hills Mortuary, with services being held on Friday, January 18th, at 1:00 p.m.

Balasquez, Lorenza
Lorenza Balasquez – Walsenburg World – June 22, 1911 – Lightning Kills at Trinidad – The reports were received Monday of the fatal effect of lightning at Weston Sunday. While returning from a ballgame Lorenza Balasquez, aged 18, was struck down and instantly killed. With her at the time were Sarah and Sophia Martinez, aged 16 and 12 respectively. They were both badly stunned and the former recovered consciousness within an hour but her companion was in an unconscious state until the next morning. Miss Balasquez who was killed was the daughter of Andres Balasquez and had lived in Weston the greater part of her life. A remarkable feature of the event was that the two Martinez girls had a brother, who was killed by lightning at the same spot just a year ago, on June 20, 1910, and that their father Raphael Martinez was killed by lightning two years ago this summer.

Baldauf, Boyd Joseph
Boyd Joseph Baldauf - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2016 - Boyd Joseph Baldauf transitioned to heaven July 20, 2016, in Pueblo, Colo. Baldauf was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in 1926. After growing up on a farm in Clinton, Neb., he enlisted in the Army Air Corps at 17 years old and left home before high school graduation. He wanted to fly airplanes and saw the military as an opportunity to make his dream come true and serve his country. He did get to fly, but instead of becoming a pilot, he was a flight engineer on B-24 and P-47 planes. His 50 years of military service included active and reserve duty. Upon retirement, he continued to serve as liaison officer for the Air Force and Coast Guard academies. He said the foundation of his life was duty, honor and love for his country. Baldauf completed his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in science and education. His love of teaching was second only to his love of children. He was a high school teacher, assistant principal, principal and college professor. He served developmentally disabled children for 30 years at Ridge State Home and Training School in Denver and at various locations in Pueblo. Baldauf loved to travel seeing the world and visited various countries throughout his lifetime. He enjoyed taking his children and grandchildren on motor home trips around the United States, from east to west coasts and Canada to Mexico. He remained connected to his farming roots and always had a backyard garden. He would spend hours working in his yard, and he loved the outdoors. Space exploration also was a passion for him, and he met every American who walked on the moon. Colonel Baldauf was a lifetime member of the Air Force Association, National Education Association, Reserve Officers Association, the American Legion and other professional and service organizations. He was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral and St. Pius X Catholic parishes. He is survived by his wife, Ethyl; six children, one brother, five sisters, many in-laws, numerous nieces and nephews, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Baldauf’s motivated work ethic took him from a “poor country boy” to an honored military colonel and respected educator. His hard work provided countless opportunities for his children, grandchildren and generations to come. Mass of the Resurrection will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Pueblo. He requested the service for him be those things his loved ones remember in their hearts and that a prayer be offered for him. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Pueblo Historical Aircraft Society (PHAS), 31001 Magnuson Ave., Pueblo, CO 81001.

Baldez, José Jesus
José Jesus Baldez – Walsenburg World – November 25, 1909 – Died at Rouse, Wednesday, November 17, 1909, José Jesus Baldez, age 3 days.

Baldi, Dorothy Faye
Dorothy Faye (Zupancic) Baldi - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2016 - Dorothy Faye (Zupancic) Baldi, 94, of Lodi, Calif., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. She was born Nov. 18, 1921, in Pueblo, Colo. Dorothy was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Nick “Deak” Baldi; along with 11 older siblings. She is survived by her sister, Bernice Elich of Pueblo, Colo.; three loving children; six grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Baldonado, Hermin
Hermin Baldonado – Walsenburg World – March 23, 1899 – Died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Canuto Baldonado, their only son, Hermin, age 18, at 12:45 on Saturday, March 18, 1899, after an illness of over six weeks. The body was laid to rest Monday at 1 o’clock in the Roman Catholic Cemetery under the impressive ceremonies of the Church of which he was a devout follower. Hermin was a prime favorite with his friends and companions. All were under a deep shade of sadness when his death was announced. He was an apt and tireless pupil of the public school here and of a pleasant and winsome manner, always courteous and refined. The funeral services were held at the home where his schoolmates gathered to do last honors to the lifeless body of a dear friend. They followed the body to the church and to the silent grave shedding their tears of sorrow and regret that his young life had been cut down. The World, together with the many friends of the deceased stand deepest sympathy to the bereaved parents and relatives.

Baldwin, Baby Girl
Baby Girl Baldwin – Walsenburg World – May 13, 1915 – Baby Girl Strangled by Father at LaVeta – Bob Baldwin, member of the notorious Baldwin bandit family, lately from the penitentiary at Canon City was arrested at 11 o’clock Thursday morning, at his home in LaVeta for the murder of his six-month-old daughter. Information leading to his arrest was furnished by his wife, Dora Baldwin. Her story as she told it to the officials rivals in horror, the old tales of the Spanish Inquisition. When Bob Baldwin came home, immediately he began his persecution of the sickly baby daughter. The baby cried most of the time and seemed to throw the bandit father into an insane rage. On several occasions he threatened to kill his wife and the baby, if the “kid” did not stop its noise. According to the story told by Mrs. Baldwin Thursday morning, the child seemed more fretful than usual and Baldwin told his wife to make it shut up or he would kill it. The mother did everything that she could to quiet the child and for a while succeeded. Later the child began crying again. Baldwin threatened his wife with one of his revolvers and took the child from the crib in which it lay. He then forced his wife to get some cloth and watch him as he prepared to choke the baby to death. He first tied a cloth around the child’s neck, so that no marks would be left if any investigation was started, he then tied cloths over the child’s mouth to stop its breath. While the mother begged for the child’s life, she says he continued to threaten and became so violent, that the mother, fearing for her own life, stopped pleading thinking that possibly she could revive the baby when Bob went out. After getting the cloths around the child’s neck and mouth he took a rope and tied the baby to the baby buggy. He told his wife to get out and he would take care of it. The baby succeeded in working the cloth around is mouth loose and began sucking it. Baldwin – in the meantime had gone into the yard, from where he was watching the mother, the mother was certain that the baby’s life would be saved when she saw that it had revived enough to suck the cloth. She was afraid to make a move for fear that Baldwin would come back into the house. After a few moments the baby apparently fell asleep. The mother says she left the room with the purpose of distracting the attention of Baldwin and find time to untie the baby. The baby woke up, it began to cry again and Baldwin heard it. He hurried into the house with the threat this time that he would fix it. He retied the cloth and the baby stopped crying. He watched it for some time and again went into the yard. Mrs. Baldwin watched him closely and decided he was certain that he had succeeded in his purpose as he did not watch her so closely. Some minutes later she managed to get into the room where the baby was and saw instantly that it was dead. She covered it with a cloth and went out to see where Baldwin was. As he was not in sight she hastily hid what guns were in the house and with her five-year-old girl started for a neighbor’s. Just as she reached the door Baldwin returned so she went back into the house with him. Later she told him that she was going into the yard to get some of the snow that fell last night. He did not follow her into the yard, but the older child did. As soon as she got out of sight of Baldwin she sent the daughter to one of the neighbors with instructions to tell the neighbors to get a policeman for Bob had killed the baby. The neighbor went for the policeman, who came and arrested Baldwin while he was still in the kitchen. The Sheriff’s office at Walsenburg was immediately notified, and a deputy was sent for Baldwin. The Baldwins broke into the limelight about five years ago when a series of boxcar robberies stirred the officials of the C & S and D & RG railways. The Baldwin’s were suspected for time but it was impossible to get the required information. There were four boys and the father, who went by the name of “Peg Leg.” Their methods made it almost impossible to capture them, as some of the boys or the father were always at home, and they succeeded in proving alibis. After the boxcar robberies, a series of store robberies were executed and the officials succeeded in getting evidence sufficient to cause the arrest of four of the gang. They were taken to the Walsenburg jail. Before their trial two of them dug through 2 feet of cement and made their escape, and were at liberty for two weeks when they were finally recaptured, after a spectacular encounter in the workings of an abandoned mine. One of the younger of the boys who had not been arrested was traced to the shaft. He was captured by the officers. He told Deputy Sheriff Wright, who was leading the posse, that the boys were in the mine but would fight to the death. Wright forced the younger boy to take the lead into the mine. The boy was given instructions to tell the part of the gang that was in the mine not to shoot or they would shoot him. The boys, rather than kill her brother, came out from behind a barricade that they had made in one of the entries and gave their guns to the officers. Later, Peg Leg and three of the boys and one other were sentenced to terms in the penitentiary at Canon City. Peg Leg died while in the penitentiary. The younger of the brothers was sent up. “Con” escaped and made his way to his home at LaVeta. The officers at Canon City traced him to LaVeta and the Assistant Warden Russell, located him at LaVeta. Russell, with a posse of four men surrounded the Baldwin home at LaVeta early in the morning and was one of the posse entered the kitchen. Baldwin, who with his wife and mother was sleeping in the only other room of the house, opened fire. His first shot tore through Russell’s heart. Before he died, Russell shot twice with a single action revolver, he hit Baldwin in the stomach. Russell then staggered into the yard. Con shouted for the posse not to shoot as he was all in. Con died that night at 9 o’clock

Baldwin, Charles Russel
Charles Russel Baldwin - Chronicle News - October 31, 2017 - Charles Russel Baldwin passed away on October 15, 2017, at the age of 76, while under the care at Vistas Hospice in San Antonio, Texas. Charles was born to Owen G. and Doris T. Baldwin in Lyon Colorado on April 13th, 1941 He is survived by his wife Norma Sullivan Baldwin; his daughters, Shaunna Terry of Austin, TX; Michelle Stevinson and her husband Paul of Littleton, Colo. His grandchildren, Taylor and Alyssa Terry, Elizabeth, Catherine and Alex Stevinson; Norma's children, son John Sullivan wife Geen and their two sons Dylan and Adyen of Centennial Colo., her daughter Albre Davis husband Matt their two children Ty and Lyla of Nampa, Id. He also is survived by his sister, Carolyn “Coie” Lorimer, and her husband Kirk of Gunnison, Colo. His parents preceded him in death. In his early years, Charles was known for his athletic prowess (especially on the basketball court) and was an alum of Alamosa High School. After completing classes at Adams State College, Charles went on the become a successful rancher and entrepreneur whose business dealings included co/ownership of the John Deere dealership, several real estate developments in the San Luis Valley, La Junta, Trinidad and Colorado Springs areas. Charles lived life without moderation. He was charitable with his time and money and would help anyone in need. He loved attending sporting events, and concerts. He was an avid collector of antiques, including cars, and he loved to attend Auctions. He enjoyed spending time with his many friends and was known to be a master at poker. Although he moved to Canyon Lake, Texas in 2006 his heart was always in Colorado! Charles is survived by his wife Norma Sullivan Baldwin; his daughters, Shaunna Terry of Austin, TX; Michelle Stevinson and her husband Paul of Littleton, Colo. His grandchildren, Taylor and Alyssa Terry, Elizabeth, Catherine and Alex Stevinson; Norma’s children, son John Sullivan wife Geen and their two Sons Dylan and Adyen of Centennial Colo., her daughter Albre Davis husband Matt their two children Ty and Lyla of Nampa, Id. Cremation was chosen and a Celebration of Life Service will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 3, 2017 at the Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa. Inurnment of ashes will follow services in the Alamosa Cemetery. Contributions in his memory are suggested to CASA (“Court Appointed Special Advocates”) for Abused and Neglected Children at either www.coloradocasa.org or www.texascasa.org . A gathering of friends and family will take place at Calvillo’s Mexican Restaurant 400 Main Street, Alamosa, Colorado 81101 following Inurnment. Rogers Family Mortuary of Alamosa is in care of the arrangements

Baldwin, Conley
Conley Baldwin – Walsenburg World – June 12, 1913 – Deputy Warden Killed – Deputy Warden Russell of the Canon City Penitentiary was shot and instantly killed at LaVeta this morning about 4 o’clock. Russell had come to LaVeta on the early-morning D & RG train on information that Conley Baldwin, an escaped prisoner, was at that place. He reached LaVeta about 3 o’clock and summoned a posse of LaVeta citizens, who surrounded the house and awaited daylight. About 4 o’clock, as a posse and the Warden were waiting for more light, suddenly a shot rang from the silent house and the Deputy Warden dropped to the ground, killed almost instantly. Before he fell, however, he fired twice through the window, and one of the shots hit Conley Baldwin, the escaped prisoner. Dr. Lamme was called but Warden Russell had been killed almost instantly. Baldwin was also dying and Dr. Lamme reported at 8 o’clock when he returned home from breakfast that while he was not yet dead there was absolutely no hope for him to live. Coroner Chapman, Dist. Atty. Starbuck and a few others left this morning for LaVeta where an inquest will be held. It will be remembered that Peg-leg Baldwin and four of his sons were sentenced to the penitentiary for grand larceny and burglary. About four months ago Conley Baldwin, one of the boys, escaped from the penitentiary at Canon City. From certain indications the citizens of LaVeta were led to believe that he was in hiding near LaVeta, and he was finally located at his mother’s house with the result we have mentioned above. Conley Baldwin was a degenerate criminal. When taken to the penitentiary he remarked that he only wanted to get out and live long enough to kill John Wright, the officer who effected his capture, in a spectacular manner just prior to his conviction and sentence. While in jail, Conley secured a paper copy of the great key of the cage room and also a piece of iron from a barrel and had almost completed a copy of the key when the plot was discovered. Conley, by good behavior afterwards, reached the trustee stage and then took French leave. Old man Baldwin is at the present time working for a pardon. Walsenburg World – June 19, 1913 – In the death of Capt. Jack Russell last Thursday morning at the hands of Conley Baldwin it shows that even a successful man-hunter forgets. In entering the room in which Conley Baldwin was sleeping officer Russell placed himself in position so that the early light of the new day revealed him, while Baldwin was in darkness. He went with the idea of avoiding trouble and was killed by the man to whom he had shown innumerable favors, while under his charge. Walsenburg World – June 19, 1913 – Guard Slain by Convict in Dual – LaVeta – In a revolver duel in which his opponent was concealed behind heavy curtains in a darkened room, John B. Russell, 45, night Capt. of the guards at the state penitentiary at Canon City, was shot through the heart and killed, while his slayer, Conley Baldwin, an escaped convict, received two bullets in the abdomen inflicting wounds that proved fatal. Capt. Russell drop dead immediately after shooting Baldwin.

Baldwin, Dale
Dale Baldwin - Roselawn Funeral Home - September 7, 2017 - Dale Alan Baldwin, 52, passed away after a long battle with cancer. Dale is preceded in death by his father James Granville Baldwin and nephew Joshua Kissinger. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Jeanne Baldwin, daughter Faith Baldwin (grand dog, Ollie) and hunting companions Doc and Dude, mother Carol Ziehnert, brothers Hayden Baldwin of Burgaw, NC, Wendy Bailey of Rosedale, MD, David Baldwin of Las Animas, CO, Robert Baldwin of Noble, OK, James (Janelle) Baldwin of Fowler, CO, Dan (Marita) Baldwin of Phoenix, AZ, Shane Kuhn of Norman, OK. Also, stepmother Martha Baldwin of Norman, OK, Laura (Sam) Porter Warren of Moore, OK, Victor Porter of Denver, CO and Danny (Sheri) Porter of Amarillo, TX, and numerous nieces and nephews. Dale loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping and 4-wheeling. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and had many adventures with his best friend Neal. He had a creative talent working with metal and loved to repurpose things. He was easy going and liked to be a jokester. His smile and kind heart touched many lives. A Celebration of Dale's life will be held on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 1:00pm at our home.

Baldwin, David Dillon
David Dillon Baldwin - Huerfano World - March 18, 2014 - David Dillon Baldwin, often lovingly referred to as “Davey” by his family and friends, passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014 on the same full moon that shone six years earlier during the passing of his wife, Dianne. Dave passed peacefully and with ease, surrounded by his loved ones, both near and far. Dave Baldwin was born July 23, 1925 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Maurice and LaRissa “Abigee” Baldwin. After graduating from Classen High School, Dave joined the Army Air Corps where he served from 1943-1945. Shortly thereafter, Dave studied geology at the University of Oklahoma while concurrently designing and developing Baldwin Estates in Oklahoma City with his father. In 1957 he married the love of his life, Dianne (Diney) and, eleven years later, they, along with their four children, moved to Cuchara, CO where they purchased the Cuchara Country Store and embarked on their new lives together. During his 46 years in the valley, Dave, alongside Dianne, owned, operated, built, and managed a number of businesses in the area, including The Cuchara Country Store, The Dog Bar, the Timbers, and La Veta Lumber. When he wasn’t building homes and running businesses, Dave was digging for gold in the mountains, wheeling and dealing in antiques, and, in his later years, hotwiring his golf cart for a quick drive around town. “Full speed ahead in any direction! I used to have direction, but now it’s just full speed ahead!” Dave had a positive attitude and an open heart and there were truly no strangers in his life. He is remembered by friends, family, and employees alike as a warm, welcoming soul who always had time to offer a greeting, support, guidance, or just a few kind words. His two words to live by were “ forgiveness and acceptance”. Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Maurice and LaRissa; his brother, Charles; and his wife, Dianne. He is survived by his sister, Marilynn Hopkins; his four children, Daniel Baldwin, Brent Baldwin, LaRissa Morris, and Louise (Chip) Graef; five grandchildren, Annalee (Russell) Hickey, Alicia Morris, Nicole (Brent) Sudderth, Justin Baldwin, and Megan Thacker; five great-grandchildren, Kaden, Carson, Lydia, Nevaeh, and Lillian; his nieces and nephews, David, LaRissa, Lynn, Edward, Bill, Tom, John, Michael, and JJ; his brother-in-law Marc Armstrong; and a lifetime’s worth of friends. We love you Davey. A memorial service will be held this summer with the specific time and place to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to the Cuchara Chapel on their website www.cucharachapel.org or by mail to Cuchara Chapel, PO Box 796, La Veta, CO 81055.

Baldwin, Josephine
Josephine 'Jo' Baldwin - Pueblo Chieftain - January 3, 2016 - Josephine ‘Jo’ Baldwin, noted for her generosity, feistiness and tenacity, passed away on Dec. 27, just seven weeks prior to her 100th birthday. Josephine was born in Pueblo on Feb. 16, 1916. In support of the World War II effort, she moved to San Diego, Calif., where she worked for Consolidated Aircraft, literally riveting the wing structure panels being built for the B-24 bomber. After the war, she returned to Pueblo to work and retire from the Pueblo Army Depot after 30 years of service. Having grown up a country girl in Pueblo, Josephine wanted to see the world and she did just that. She also loved to dance, often weekly at the Eagles where the polkas were always her favorite. Committed to her family, Josephine was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd; and all of her brothers and sisters, Angelo (Louise) Williams, Frank (Anna) Williams, George (Annette) Guagliardo, Louis (Jean) Guagliardo, Virginia (LeRoy) Guthrie and Jennie (Vinnie) Cicchese. She is survived by 12 nieces and nephews, including Ralph A. Williams, David Williams, Geri Ward, Ralph R. Williams, Margie Stambersky, Robert Guagliardo, Kenneth Guagliardo, Billie Jean Carlisle, Sharon Smalley, Charles Cicchese and Georgeann Guagliardo. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, at George McCarthy Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, at St. Leander Catholic Church. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to SRDA Meals on Wheels.

Baldwin, Margaret A.
Margaret A. Baldwin - Pagosa Springs Sun - May 19, 2010 - Margaret A. Baldwin was born to Andrew and Inez Alcon on Sept. 29, 1921, in Aguilar, Colo. She passed away May 3, 2010, in Walsenburg, Colo. She was a resident of La Veta, Colo., Pagosa Junction, Arboles and Pagosa Springs. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Louis R. Baldwin; and two infant children, all of La Veta, Colo. She is survived by a daughter, Peggy; a son, Gary (Jeannie) Baldwin, of Pagosa Springs; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Joe Rios, and John (Jane) Rios, of Trinidad, Colo. Funeral services were held at St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg. Burial was at the La Veta cemetery in La Veta, Colo.

Baldwin, Marlene W.
Marlene W. Baldwin - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2016 - Marlene W. Baldwin, 73. April 25, 1942 - Jan. 14, 2016. Marlene is survived by her husband, Dale L. Baldwin; daughters, Wanda (Bob) Black and Vickie (Trent) Reed; grandchildren, Wendy Black, Amber (Kyle) Billings, Heather Black, Brittany (Mark) Turner-Griego, Sara Reed and Travis Reed; great-grandchildren, Dean Montez, Reagan Billings and Warren Griego; brother, Robert Cortner; sister, Ida Hayes; and numerous family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Miles and Dorothy Cortner; sister, Virginia Joy Cortner; and great-grand- daughter, Alexandria Turner-Griego. Marlene loved spending time with her family. She stayed home with her daughters until they graduated from high school. Then she went to work at Four Seasons Nursing Home doing personal laundry for the residents. She enjoyed going camping, fishing and going to the cabin in Tin Cup. She was very crafty, always making something for her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids, including hand-sewn Christmas stockings. The kids were always making something when they were with her. Marlene was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary No. 145, where she enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium, has already taken place and a reception celebrating her life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, in the Montgomery & Steward Reception Hall.

Baldwin, Maxine Virginia
Maxine Virginia Applegate Baldwin - Chronicle News - November 19, 2010 - Maxine Virginia Applegate was born December 4, 1917 at Browntown, a small oilfield settlement south of Augusta, Kansas to Ethel and Frank Applegate. Her parents separated when she was five and she and her mother went to live with her grandparents at Howard, Kansas. When she was ten, he mother married Forest Stone, a building contractor. They moved to Garden City, Kansas in 1929. She finished school there, and in January, 1934, she met her future husband, Danny Baldwin. They were married January 21, 1935 at the Christian Church in Garden City. They were together 67 years until his death on January 7, 2002. They farmed a half section of irrigated land just north of Garden City. Her step father died in 1967. They sold the farm in 1971, and looked after her mother until her death in 1986. In 1966, they bought their home in Stonewall and moved there permanently in 1986, where she continued to live after her husband's death. She enjoyed homemaking, hunting, fishing, and playing cards. She passed away November 15, 2010, leaving numerous cousins, Danny's sister, Alice Jones and many nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be Monday, November 22, 2010 from 1:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 11:00AM at Stonewall Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Baldwin, Mayor
Mayor Baldwin – Walsenburg World – August 7, 1903 – Mayor Baldwin of Ordway, committed suicide Tuesday night by shooting himself.

Baldwin, Sylva Mae
Sylva Mae Baldwin - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 2014 - Sylva Mae Baldwin, 97, passed away Dec. 28, 2014. Born in Minden, Neb., to Walter and Evelyn Jensen. Preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd; her parents; brothers, Kenneth and Wayne; her sister, Grayce. Survived by brother, Elwyn; nieces and nephews. Viewing 12:30 p.m. Jan. 2, 2015, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with graveside service to follow at 2 p.m., Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vineland Methodist Church. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Balkey, Paul
Paul Balkey - Pueblo Chieftain - February 9, 2015 - Paul Balkey, 38, passed unexpectedly on Jan. 28, 2015. Services, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at Majestic Baptist Church, 494 E. Hemlock Drive, Pueblo West.

Ball, Catherine Amelia
Catherine Amelia Ball - Chronicle News - January 19, 2010 - Catherine Amelia Ball passed away at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo, Colorado on January 13, 2010 at the age of 78. She was born in Raton, New Mexico on January 31, 1931 to Amelia (Tomasi) and Jack Valentine whom both preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death are brothers, Frank Valentine, Jack Valentine and sister, Maryann Hester. She is survived by husband of 59 years, Ralph Ball of home address; children, Diana (Lindsey) Tucker, Ludlow; Pamela (Ron) Valentine, Lakewood; Rick (Kathy) Ball, Idaho Springs; grandchildren, Dulcinea (Aaron) Swetky, Amanda (Chris) Hedges, Miranda (Keith) Berry, Adrianna Tucker, Travis Valentine, Cariss Ball, Brandilyn (Jason) Becker, Angela Ball, Dakoda Ball; great-grandchildren, Timothy, Tabitha and Garrett Swetky, Trent and Brandon Young and Kashleigh Hedge; siblings, Joe Valentine, Dora Hartman, Bill (Tina) Valentine, Tom (Kathy) Valentine, Betty (Wesley) Brown; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation was from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, January 18, 2009 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery Active pallbearers are Travis Valentine, Bud Valentine, Keith Berry, Jason Becker, Aaron Swetky, Todd Lamberti and Jay Sooter. Immediately following services, friends are invited to gather with the family at the Hoehne Community Center. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Ball, Elmer R.
Elmer R. Ball – Walsenburg World – December 16, 1915 – Elmer R. Ball’s Death – The community was shocked Saturday morning to learn of the death of Elmer R. Ball, son of Mrs. Harriet Ball of W. 6th St. In company of his brother Mell and John Foley, the boys had been fixing an automobile. With the consent of the others he was allowed to take the auto out. About midnight he started to drive the auto over the Pictou Road and ran into a sandy spot and was overturned, and pinned under the car. He succeeded in extricating himself and walked down to the Hill Garage where he collapsed, and was taken home. He died that morning. Elmer is the eighth of 11 children of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Ball to pass away. Elmer had but recently quit the high school in order to help support the family, and as soon as he was eligible joined the Maccabee Lodge where he held a $2,000 insurance policy in his mother’s favor. The funeral services were held at the Baptist Church conducted by Rev. E. G. Stout and Rev. E. T. ____ham. The sermon was a strong appeal to his young friends. The body was taken to Aguilar for interment in the family lot. Walsenburg World – December 16, 1915 – We desire to express our great gratitude to those who showed such friendly kindness at the time of our bereavement in the loss of our son and brother in his untimely death. Mrs. Harriet Ball, Malley Ball, Wayne Ball, Mrs. Lula Malley.

Ball, Hannelore S.
Hannelore S. "Henny" Ball - Pueblo Chieftain - April 2, 2017 - Hannelore S. "Henny" Ball, 87, a 13- year resident of Pueblo, passed away on March 29, 2017. Henny was a loving mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kirk Owen Ball, of Tucson, Ariz. She will be missed by her family of two sons, George and James; daughters-in-law, Kavi Parmessar and Diana Ball; and her grandchildren, Raj Ball and Coreena Ball. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at the mortuary. May her soul rest in Heaven and her body rest in peace at the Fort Logan National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Pueblo Humane Society in Henny's name.

Ball, Lonnie Ray
Lonnie Ray Ball - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 2017 - Lonnie Ray Ball, 58, passed away Nov. 11, 2017. He was born March 7, 1959, in Denver, Colo., to proud parents, Jeral and Ruth Ann (Rehm) Ball. He was preceded in death by his father; along with his brothers, Dean and Rodney Ball; grandparents, C.P. and Virginia Ball; and father-in-law, Gary Neal. Lonnie was employed by CSU-Pueblo in grounds maintenance with over 20 years of service. He was a Denver Broncos fan. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and watching NASCAR racing, but most of all, he loved being with his family. Lonnie is survived by his mother, Ruth Ann Ball; his loving wife, Cynthia Ball; his children, Natosha Ball, Tanya (David) McClement, Justin (Ivory) Ball, Jessica Ball and Chris Neal; his grandchildren, Cheyenne, Dallas, Lisa, Damion and Trinitty; siblings, Chris Ball, Paula Meier and Teri (Mike) Head; mother-in-law, Wanda Neal brothers-in-law, Allen (Karen) Neal and Charlie Neal; and a host of other relatives and friends. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, at First Church of the Nazarene, 84 Stanford Ave., Pastor Jim Murray officiating.

Ball, Ralph Everett
Ralph Everett Ball - Chronicle News - July 1, 2010 - Ralph Everett Ball, age 81, passed away unexpectedly on June 28, 2010 at Mt. San Rafael Hospital. He was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on February 19, 1929 to Hazel (Davis) and Henry K. Ball. On February 19, 1951, Ralph was united in marriage to Catherine A. Valentine in Raton, New Mexico Together they owned and operated a family motel in Idaho Springs. He was a member of Elks Lodge #181 for 19 years. Preceding him in death are parents, Hazel and H. K. Ball; beloved wife of 59 years, Catherine A. Ball, and brother Kenneth and Richard Ball. Survivors are children, Diana (Lindsey) Tucker, Ludlow; Pamela (Ron) Valentine, Lakewood; Rick (Kathy) Ball, Idaho Springs; sister, Patricia (Bill) Crow , Illinois; sisters and brother-in-law, Laverne Ball, Joe Valentine, Dora Hartman, Bill (Tina) Valentine, Tom (Kathy) Valentine, Betty (Wesley) Brown; grandchildren, Dulcinea (Aaron) Swetky, Amanda (Chris) Hedges, Miranda (Keith) Berry, Adrianna Tucker, Travis Valentine, Cariss Ball, Brandilyn (Jason) Becker, Angela Ball, Dakoda Ball; great-grandchildren, Timothy, Tabitha and Garrett Swetky, Trent and Brandon Young, Kashleigh Hedges; numerous nieces, nephews relatives and friends. Honorary pallbearers are Sam Valenti, Wesley Brown, Sam Bachicha, Bill J. Valentine, Bill Crow and Tom Valentine. Active Pallbearers are Mike Valentine, Wesley Brown, Jr., John Valentine, Ronnie Valentine, Bud Valentine and John Brown. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 1, 2010 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 2, 2010 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Ball, Wayne E.
Wayne E. Ball - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 1937 - Wayne E. Ball, 1525 Carteret, local hospital, Wednesday, April 21, 1937. He is survived by his widow, Clara; sons, Bobby and Marvin; mother, Mrs. Carl Brewer, Salt Lake City, Utah; brothers, Abram, of Pueblo, Atwen of Redding, Calif., Fred of Hanford, Calif., and Wendell of Westcliffe, Colo. He was a member of Fireman's Union No, 3 and the State Fireman's association. He attended the Baptist church. Arrangements later. Rouch Funeral Home.

Ball, William
William Ball – Walsenburg World – February 1, 1907 – Died at Pictou, Colorado, January 29, Mr. William Ball, of diabetes, at the age of 61 years. Deceased leaves a wife and four children. He was born at Asheville, North Carolina, and educated for the Methodist ministry. During the past five years the family has made their home at Aguilar. Mr. Ball was a member of the Masonic fraternity and a number of Masons from the Lodge at this place met in the undertaking rooms in town and had a short service. Rev. Wood, undertaker Furphy, and relatives accompanied the remains to Aguilar where they were met by a host of friends. Appropriate services were held at Aguilar on the 30th, and the remains interred in the Knights of Pythias Cemetery at that place

Ballator, Mary
Mary Ballator – Walsenburg World – September 2, 1909 – Died at Walsen mines on Thursday, August 26, 1909, Mary Ballator, the three-month-old infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ballator.

Ballejo, Dora M.
Dora M. Ballejo - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 2014 - Dora M. Ballejo, 83, passed away Sept. 18, 2014. She was born April 28, 1931, in Cheraw, Colo., to the union of Bonifacio and Antonia Martinez; they preceded her in death. Also preceded by her loving husband, Amado Ballejo; sister, Vicki Martinez; granddaughter, Kimberly Grinstead; brothers, Dan Martinez, Luisiano Martinez; son-in-law, Robert Farries. She is survived by Dolores Ballejo, David (Lori) Ballejo, Vicki (Carl) Ballejo-Esquilin, Angelo (Pearl) Ballejo, Nancy (Randy) Hernandez, Connie Ballejo-Esquilin; special friend and neighbor, Cora Aguilar; numerous other relatives and friends. Dora enjoyed sewing and crocheting and being with her family; she loved people and welcoming them into her home. Rosary, 9:30 a.m., with funeral Mass to follow at 10 a.m. today, St. Leander Catholic Church.

Ballejos, Delphine
Delphine Bernice Ballejos - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2017 - Delphine Bernice Ballejos, 81, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 17, 2017. Delphine is survived by her children, Adolph Ballejos, Ernie (Yvonne) Ballejos, Frances (Aaron) Martinez, Daniel Ballejos and Gilbert "Hijo" Ballejos; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Monday; funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at Romero Chapel.

Ballejos, Margaret
Margaret Ballejos - Pueblo Chieftain - November 9, 2015 - Margaret Ballejos, 89, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 3, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Ballejos; daughter, Eloisa; grandson, Micah Ballejos; parents, Pedro and Vicky Gonzales; three sisters, and one brother. Margaret is survived by children, Virginia (Greg) Dowdle, Richard (Yvonne) Ballejos, Tony Ballejos, Theresa (Rick) Higgs and Felix Ballejos; numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and special puppy, Baby Girl. Rosary, 6 p.m., Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

Balleweg, Robert E.
Robert E. Balleweg - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 2017 - Robert E. Balleweg, 91, passed away June 17, 2017. Survived by his devoted wife of 61 years, Alice Balleweg; children, Ken Balleweg, Bernard Balleweg and Lorri (Tony) Pimentel; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Rob Huguez) Balleweg, Olivia, Christopher and Grace Pimentel; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and three brothers. Bob was born to Lorenz and Julia Balleweg on Sept. 5, 1925, in Pueblo, Colo. He was a veteran of WWII and fought in the Battle of the Bulge with the 75th Infantry Division, and retired after 43 years from the U.S. Postal Service. Bob was an avid lover of nature, a master flower gardener and a 68-year member of the Pueblo Elks Lodge. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Sister Marie Therese Summers officiating. Interment, 3:30 p.m. at Beulah Cemetery, with military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Benet Hill Monastery, 3190 Benet Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80921.

Ballotti, Reynolds John Sr.
Reynolds “Rey” John Ballotti, Sr. - Huerfano World - April 2, 2014 - Reynolds “Rey” John Ballotti, Sr., 12-11-1923 ~ 3-30-2014 - Reynolds “Rey” John Ballotti, son of an immigrant Italian coal miner and 1942 graduate of St. Mary High School passed away on March 30, 2014 at the age of 91 in Santa Rosa, CA. His father told him to stay out of the coal mines and stay in school, and that he did. He spoke only Italian until first grade and gradually mastered the English language, assisting his father in reading and spelling to achieve citizenship. He joined the Navy in 1942 and was sent to Alameda Naval Air Station where he was trained as a Pharmacist’s Mate and assigned to the USS Winged Arrow, a ship designed to ferry troops to and from the war zone in the Pacific. At Arcata Naval Air Station he met the love of his life, Lorraine Hathaway, whom he wed in 1946. After the war, he furthered his education at Chico State College from which he launched a career in education that lasted until his retirement in 1980. Rey and Lorraine raised their three children with the virtues of honesty, integrity, humor, and respect. Rey was predeceased by his parents Ettore and Rose Ballotti and his sister Margaret Ballotti. He is survived by one sister, Edna Crosson of Walsenburg; his son, R. John (Erin) Ballotti of Commerce, TX; two daughters, Rendi (Steve) Ballotti Straessler and Lisa (Gary) Bricker of Santa Rosa; grandchildren Erin and Nick (Krystal) Straessler, Chelsea and Loren Bricker and Brianna, R.J., and Sean Ballotti. His three sweet little great-grandchildren are Connor, Sadie and Easton Straessler. Funeral Mass was on April 26 at Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church in Santa Rosa, CA with interment at Santa Rosa Memorial Park.

Ballou, Anna Marie
Anna Marie Ballou - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2017 - Anna Marie Ballou, 76, a life time Puebloan, passed away May 15, 2017. She was born March 3, 1941, to the union of Winnie Mae and William Edward Ballou in Pueblo, Colo. She was preceded in death by her father. Anna attended Centennial High School and nursing classes at Pueblo Junior College. She was praised for her volunteer work and was a vital part of the Senior Resource Development Agency (SRDA), helping with many programs. She was nominated 2016 Senior Citizen of The Year by SRDA. Anna was a dispatcher and knew Pueblo streets well. Over the years she worked for Greyhound, American Express and other employers in Pueblo. Anna leaves to cherish her memory, mother, Winnie Mae (Ray) Miller; brothers, William Ballou, Cecile Ballou, Dewayne Nelson, Alvin Nelson; sisters, Mary Ballou, Nellie Ballou; and Roberta (Darrel) Barns; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services, 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2017, Sanctuary of Praise, 719 W. 24th St., Pastor Roger Trujillo officiating. Interment Mountain View Cemetery.

Ballou, Patricia Ann
Patricia Ann Ballou - Daniels Family Funeral Services - October 1, 2015 - Patricia Ann Ballou, a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 27, 2015. She passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Socorro, NM. She arrived on a Saturday, October 21, 1944 in Pueblo, CO to her parents, Thomas Raymond and Mary Alberta (Bono) Singleterry. In May of 1965, Patricia married her husband and best friend, Robert William Ballou and became the mother to his four children, Ronald, Carol, Joyce, and Jean. Together they later welcomed two more children, Lynda Lee and Mary Ellen. They were blessed to share 37 years of marriage before Bob's passing in 2002. Patricia had many hobbies over the years. She and her girls started a goat farm which was her great passion for many years. She also enjoyed reading, sewing, crocheting and other crafts. She never met a stranger; she genuinely became friends with everyone she encountered. Her greatest love of all would be that of her love for her family. She was preceded in death by her father, Terry; her husband, Bob; and her son, Ronald. She is survived by her loving mother, Alberta Singleterry; her devoted daughters, Lynda Ballou and Mary Ellen Scofield; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her sisters, Nancy Lindsey and husband, Darrell and Kathleen Witty and husband, Frank; her sister in law, Lynn Lenhard - Ballou, her daughters from marriage, Carol Roberts and husband, Donald; Jean Wait; and Joyce Johnson and husband, Sparky; her nieces and nephews; and many close friends. She will live on in the hearts of those whom held her so dear and she will be greatly missed. As were Patricia's wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions and donations may be given in Patricia's honor to: Pueblo County 4H Foundation Scholarship Fund, 701 Court St. Suite C, Pueblo, CO 81003. Patricia's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services, 309 Garfield St., Socorro, NM 87801, 575-835-1530. Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 2015 - Patricia Ann Ballou, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. She passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Socorro, N.M. She arrived on a Saturday, Oct. 21, 1944, in Pueblo, Colo., to her parents, Thomas Raymond and Mary Alberta (Bono) Singleterry. Patricia’s care has been entrusted to Daniels Family Funeral Services, 309 Garfield St., Socorro, NM Legacy.com - October 11, 2015 - Patricia passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2015. Patricia was a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico at the time of her passing. As were Patricia's wishes cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions and donations may be given in Patricia's honor to: Pueblo County 4H Foundation Scholarship Fund 701 Court St. Suite C Pueblo CO 81003.

Balsick, David
David Balsick - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2015 - David Balsick. Service, 10:30 a.m. July 18, 2015, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials to Pueblo Zoo Foundation through the funeral home. Montgomery & Steward - June 25, 2015 - David C. Balsick, 64, passed away June 20, 2015. Survived by his wife, Fe Ana Balsick; daughter, Krista Balsick of Denver and Krista's mother, Deb Balsick of Pueblo; stepdaughter, Laura Kaye Brooks (fiancé James Jeka) of Colorado Springs; brother, Mark Balsick of Pueblo; niece and nephews, Heather Balsick-Hasenack, Andrew Balsick and Brandon Balsick. In addition to his close-knit family, Dave's St. Bernard Thumper and exotic birds were very dear to him. Preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Doris Balsick; brother, Ricky Balsick; and stepson, Richard Brooks. Dave was born June 18, 1951, in Pueblo, and was a proud member of the East High School Class of 1969. Co-Owner and telecommunications engineer of Mountain Communications, PageMe and WDSL. Dave was a life member of American Radio Relay League, past president of Pueblo Ham Club, fellow of Radio Club of America, member of Pueblo Municipal Shooters and NRA, last but not least, founding member and tireless worker of the Bessemer Association for Neighborhood Development. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. July 18, 2015, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers memorials may be made to Pueblo Zoo Foundation through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003.

Balteira, Juan
Juan Balteira – Walsenburg World – August 21, 1919 – Dust Explosion Kills 18 at Ojo, Five Escape – Helmet Crew Rush from Trinidad – Presence of Gas and Falls of Rock Delay Reaching Last Four – The worst explosion that has ever taken place in Huerfano County occurred Monday at Oakview, the mining camp of the Oakdale Coal Company 25 miles west of town. It happened in the older workings of the company where 40 miners are employed. The first reports gave the number of dead at 35 or 40, but a checking out of the men brought the casualties down to a smaller number. Three found their way out through an old entry, and of the first three rescued, two are alive, although badly burned. Up to the next morning 12 dead had been removed and later two more were added to the list, but it was necessary to force fresh air into the mine passages before the remainder could be reached. The number then left was six and one more was gotten out Wednesday. Help was rushed to the scene of the disaster, helmet crews and first aid teams from the other Huerfano and Las Animas County mines and it was through their efforts that it was possible to get the men out so soon. One accident occurred that nearly lost one of the rescuers his life. He and another man were bringing out “Big Steve” Christopher, the fire boss, over a big fall of rock when he stumbled and fell on his breathing bag. It’s a miracle that he did not break the bag and cause his asphyxiation with gas. James Dalarumi was the leader of the rescue crew. The cause of the explosion has not been definitely determined, but it is thought that possibly a small explosion of gas exploded dust in the mine. Possibly some of the men secreted matches about their person, though it is the habit to have all the men searched before they enter the mine. The explosion was unusually heavy and the shock was felt for some distance away from the mine, though there was no outside upheaval, but a cave in and a heavy fall of rock on the inside. There were about 100 diggers employed in the Oakview mine. The explosion occurred in the sixth south entry were about 40 men were working. The men working in the other entries got out safely. Superintendent Britton went into the mine shortly after the explosion and penetrated into the gas area, but was overcome, and had to be removed and put to bed. Mine Inspector Thompson of Trinidad and State Mine Inspector Dalrymple of Denver arrived on the scene as speedily as possible. Sheriff Neely and Coroner Thorton also left immediately after hearing of the accident. The dead are: Mike Johnson, single; Juan Balteira, single; John Soltis, who leaves a wife and three children; Frank Pajk, leaving wife and boy of 17; John Macconi, leaving wife and two children; James Blye, leaves wife and child; Joseph R. Franks, known to many in Walsenburg, leaves wife and child; Andrew Guilano, leaves wife and child; Magil Muzzieg, single, an old Mexico miner; James T. Ingram, leaves wife and two children. He and his grandson, A. Oxford, were found locked in each other’s arms. A. Oxford, single; Charles Monson, leaves a wife; Joe Margulski, leaves a wife; Joe Garcia, a soldier boy, leaves a wife and child; Tony Barela, single; William Christopher, single; John Fassaro, single; Frank Divechio, single. At 11 o’clock this Thursday night the bodies of the last three, John Soltis, Frank Divechio, and Frank Pajk, were taken from the mine and have since been removed to town. The coroner’s inquest will be held at 10 o’clock Monday morning at Walsenburg. Two of the dead miners were members of the Maccabee Lodge; Joseph R. Franks in Walsenburg and Joe Margulski of the Denver Tent. The body of the latter was shipped to Denver Thursday evening where he will have a Maccabee funeral. The funeral of Joseph Risdon Franks will be held in Walsenburg Sunday morning at 10 o’clock under the auspices of the Walsenburg Tent of the Maccabees.

Baltierras, Manuel
Manuel Baltierras - The Daily Camera - July 4, 2012 - Manuel Baltierras, 86 of Lafayette, passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2012. He was born March 24, 1926 in Aguilar, Colorado. Manuel was preceded in death by his wife, Cora Ester. He is survived by five daughters, Marge Vialpando (Sam), Tillie Archuleta (Jim), Peggy Chavez (Ralph), Cindy Blea (Fred), Louise Espinosa (Joseph); two sons, Manuel Baltierras, Jr. (Debbie), Steve Baltierras (Michelle), and one brother, Tom Rosales of California. He was the grandfather of 18 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Manuel was a WWII veteran, and was a member of the VFW in Lafayette. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10:00am Monday, July 9, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Msgr. Bob Amundsen serving as the celebrant. Interment with military honors will follow in Lafayette Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 8, from 5:00-7:00pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Boulder and Broomfield Counties.

Bamber, Vicki
Vicki Ann Bamber - Pueblo Chieftain - December 8, 2015 - Vicki Ann Bamber, 63, passed away Dec. 2, 2015. She was born Sept. 29, 1953, in Medford, Ore., to Myrna and George Sendelbach. Vicki enjoyed the outdoors, reading, sewing and spending time with her family. Vicki is survived by her loving husband, James; her son, Nolan; daughter, Colleen and her fiancé, Michael Mooney; three brothers, Jim (Teresa), Michael (Beverly) and Brian Sendelbach; three sisters, Sharon Jackson, Diane Bertolet (Kirk) and Barbara Ezell (Randy); granddaughters, Sharlene, Anneliese and Janeece. Service will be held at a later date.

Bancon, May
May Bancon – Walsenburg World – January 5, 1911 – Died at Strong, Colorado, on Tuesday, December 20, 1910, May Bancon, age one year, four months and 19 days.

Bancroft, Margaret Irene
Margaret Irene Bancroft - Chronicle News - August 11, 2003 - Margaret Irene Bancroft, formerly of Trinidad, died on May 15, 2003 in Campbell, California. She was 95. Born on March 11, 1908 in Trinidad, Margaret was the daughter of Walter E. Bancroft, and the granddaughter of Forrest H. Bancroft, pioneer businessman who founded the Bancroft Flour Mill in Trinidad. Margaret’s father later expanded the business to include sale of hay and grain, and the business later became Bancroft-Marty Feeds. Margaret’s mother died shortly after her daughter’s birth. Margaret and her older sister Marian attended Trinidad schools, and after graduation moved with their father to California because of his poor health. He returned to Trinidad in 1930 and died that December. At the time of his death he was president of the Bancroft Brokerage Company. Margaret worked for many years in San Francisco for the City of Paris fashion house, which made stylish handbags and women’s clothing accessories. When her sister Marian became ill, Margaret quit her job and moved to Campbell to care for her until her death. It was Margaret’s wish that upon her own death, she would be returned to Trinidad. “I want to be buried by my Daddy.” Close friends Hector and Janie Ortiz, their son Jesus, daughter Elizabeth Crivello, and granddaughter Andrea Crivello, traveled from California to Trinidad this summer to fulfill Margaret’s wish, and her ashes have been placed in the Bancroft plot at the Masonic Cemetery.

Bandy, Sharon
Sharon Bandy - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2015 - Sharon Bandy, 72, passed away March 20, 2015. Arrangements pending. Imperial Funeral Home.

Banks, James Oswald
James Oswald Banks - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 2014 - James Oswald Banks, 92. Sunrise, Jan. 15, 1922; sunset, Sept. 11, 2014. James was preceded in death by his wife, Frances; sisters, Pauline and Garnet. He is survived by numerous nephews, nieces and special friend, Annabelle Petros. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, Imperial Cemetery. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Banks, Leyon Charles
Leyon Charles "Bud" Banks - Horber Funeral Chapel - October 7, 2014 - Funeral services for Leyon “Bud” Banks will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Horber Funeral Chapel in Las Animas, Colorado. Interment will follow in Toonerville, Colorado. Leyon C. “Bud” Banks was born on July 17, 1936 at Bent County Hospital, Las Animas, Colorado to Estel and Mable Banks. He passed away on October 5, 2014 at the Spanish Peaks Memorial Hospital in Walsenburg, Colorado at the age of 78. Bud is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Sally; daughters, Sherry (Frank) Woods, Shelley (Ed) Kilpatrick, and Sheila (David) Lawson; sister, Elva (Bob) Foulk; grandchildren, Brian (Lori) Harper, Melissa (Andrew) Howell, Eric (Kara) Harper, Brandon (Angie) Ede, Justin Ede, Jay Woods, Blaine (Katie) Lawson, Connie Brummett, Briana (Dan) Renich, Craig Kilpatrick, and Carl Kilpatrick; 17 great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces; and many friends.

Banoletti, Leonard
Leonard Banoletti – Walsenburg World – September 19, 1905 – Coroner Lamme went to Hezron Thursday to hold an inquest over the body of Leonard Banoletti who was killed in the coal mine by a fall of rock.

Bantry, Gus
Gus Bantry – Walsenburg World – February 9, 1911 – Died at Grading Camp – Gus Bantry, a man about 46 years of age, died at the grading camp near Larimer, Monday evening. He had taken about four drinks of whiskey and lay down on a bunk in a tent at the camp and the men supposed he was sleeping. Along in the evening the owner of the bunk wanted his bed, and asked the boss at the camp what to do with Bantry, and it was decided to carry him to his own bunk. Mr. T. T. Hart, the boss at the camp, turned the man over on his back and it was then discovered that he was hardly breathing. A doctor was summoned but the man was dead before he reached the camp although he was only about half a mile away. It is presumed that the whiskey stimulated the action of the heart, causing the rupture of a small blood vessel, and that death was a sort of apoplexy. Very little is known of the man, but he is supposed to have been a jockey formerly. He was brought to Walsenburg where a coroner’s investigation was held. The body was left temporarily at Furphy’s undertaking establishment in a hope of finding some clue to his relatives. The men at the grading camp collected enough money so that the man need not be buried in the potter’s field.

Baquet, Clyde Russell
Clyde Russell Baquet - Chronicle News - May 20, 2016 - Clyde Russell Baquet, of Model, Colo., passed away at home on May 17, 2016 at the age of 86. He was born in Versailles, Mo., on February 3, 1930 to Edna Mae (Kennedy) and Coy Omar Baquet. He proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict era at Fort Belvoir, Va. He was employed as the superintendent of sub contractors, hired by large companies for various architectural firms, building many well known high rise buildings that were constructed in the sixties and seventies. Clyde was united in marriage to Diane M. Kissel on August 2, 1977 in Las Vegas, Nev. He loved animals, farming and ranching. Clyde was a people person who never knew a stranger. He also was a man of strong conviction and faith who loved the Lord and enjoyed sharing his beliefs with his many friends. His special twinkle in his eye and ever present smile will be missed by all who knew him. Preceding him in death are parents, Edna and Coy sister Evelyn Vernon, and brother Calvin Dwight Baquet. Survivors are wife Diane of home address, children James Russell (Ojen) Baquet, Afghanistan, Tanya Anderson, Tucson. Bryan Baquet, Trinidad, Marilynn Baquet, Trinidad grandchildren, Tiana, Tara Layla, Laura, Tina, Jennifer Rebekah, Mindy, Jaime Jessica, Miranda, and Jeziel numerous great-grandchildren , sisters Elizabeth (Gene) Isaac Tucson, Wanda Jane (R.J.) Thompson, Jefferson City Mo., several nieces nephews, sisters and brothers in laws and friends Visitation will be Monday at the Comi Chapel from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Bible Baptist Church, 1102 Stonewall Ave. with Pastor Andy Ohman officiating. Military Honors conducted by Ft. Carson Honor Guard Private inurnment services at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Barajas, Florence
Florence Maunez Barajas - Chronicle News - October 8, 2015 - Florence Maunez Barajas (Mi Floda) January 31, 1964 - September 23, 2015. On the first day of fall, in the year 2015, Florence was called upon by Our Lord being reunited with her daughter (Jessica Rae Barajas) to dwell together in the kingdom of heaven. Florence graduated from Trinidad High School in the class of 1983, in this same year she was united in marriage to Joseph Robert Barajas. In the year 1984, Florence was blessed with the birth of her first child (Clayton Charles Barajas). In 1985 Florence was blessed with her second child (Jessica Rae Barajas). Florence resided in Aguilar, CO with her husband and two children for two years then returned to Trinidad, CO. In the year of 1987, Florence was employed by Crossroads Alcohol and Drug Center where she proved to be a valuable asset to the center in serving the community of Trinidad. In the year of 1992, Florence felt a need for a career change and attended Trinidad State Jr. College studying in emergency medical technician. In 1996, Florence's life took another change when she became owner/operator of Your Ride Taxi Service. Florence was preceded in death by her father; Frank Healy Maunez; mother, Margret Sandoval (Maunez); mother-in-law, Mary Lou Sisneros; godson, Frank Romero; brother-in-law, Fred Romero; uncle, Frelin Barajas and her beloved daughter, Jessica Rae Barajas. Florence is survived by her husband, Joseph Robert Barajas, son, Clayton Charles Barajas. Very, very special friends, George Ann Padilla, Melissa Vialpando, and Kim Niccolli. Brother, Tino (Dianna) Romero, Oregon. God-brother, Eddie Sandoval, Trinidad. Sisters, Alice (John) Mitotis, Margie (Ted) Borquez, and Marie Romero, all of Trinidad. Special aunts and uncles, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barajas, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Barajas, Lino Barajas and Joe Alvarez all of Aguilar, CO. Nieces and nephews, Rainbow, Regina and Angel Romero, Oregon. Helen (Vince) Sanchez, Pueblo. Ramona (Carlos) Lopes, Rodney (Jackie Lou) Romero, Kyle (Michelle) Hurtado and Shantel Hurtado all of Trinidad. According to Florence's wishes, she was cremated and will be laid to rest with her beloved daughter, Jessica.

Barajas, Jessica Rae
Jessica Rae Barajas - Chronicle News - December 28, 2007 - In the summer, August 07, 1985, from our Lord, Jessica was given life in the care of her Mother Florence K.(Maunez) Barajas, and Father Joseph R. Barajas Jessica resided in Trinidad, Co. and attended Hoehne and Trinidad schools. In February of 2004, she enlisted into the National Guard completing her basic training at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri. From 2004-2006 she resided in Albuquerque, N.M. working and attending college. Jessica returned to Trinidad in 2007 to work, continue her education and be close to her family. Preceding her in death are great grandparents, Joe D. and Rosaria Sisneros, Jose and Silvia Barajas, John and Florence Maunez, Doncesion and Mary Hilda Sandoval, grandparents, Mary Lou Sisneros, Frank and Margaret Maunez, sister Caria Marie Barajas, aunts Patricia Rose Barajas, Faye Rocha, cousins John Russ Lucero, Robert Archer, Frank Romero, Joey Martinez. Survived by Father Joseph Robert Barajas, Mother Florence (Maunez) Barajas. Brother Clayton Charles Barajas, special brother Cutler (Lori) Ferrendelli, sole nephew Malaki Kage Barajas, special grandfather JuanVensor, Godfather Joe Bachicha, aunts and uncles, Margie and Ted Borquez, Lisa and Neil Gow, Marie and Fred Romero, Ray Garcia, Tino Romero, Hazel Kuhl, Mary Dekleva, cousins, Rita Garcia, Rafael and Amber Garcia, Chantel Hurtado, Kyle Hurtado, Angelo Vigil, Precious Vigil, Rodney and Jackie Romero, Josh Sandoval, numerous other cousins and friends. Jessica left her family and friends, returning to our dear Lord in the winter, December 22, 2007. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 2, 2008 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be recited Wednesday January 2, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church with internment following at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family may be contacted at the home address 236 Waverly. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Barajas, Pete
Pete Barajas - Chronicle News - October 19, 2015 - Pete Barajas, age 91, passed away on October 14, 2015 at his home in Aguilar, Colo. He was born on March 14, 1924 in Delagua, Colo., the son of Silveria (Garcia) and Jose Barajas. Pete was the oldest of 11 brothers and 2 sisters. He was a coal miner, working in several mines. He loved hunting, fishing, camping, dancing, listening to Spanish music, and much, much more. Preceding him in death are parents Silveria and Jose Barajas, brothers, Max, Rudy, Andrew, Freelin Barajas, sister Sally Alvarez, and Godfather, Pedro Barajas. Pete is survived by wife Victoria Barajas of Aguilar, sons Pete Barajas Jr., of Trinidad, Jessie Barajas of Denver, Robert Barajas, and Greg Barajas, of Aguilar, daughters Donna Romero (Tony), Sylvia Barajas (John), Sonia Barajas, (Richard) all of Pueblo, Jackie (Jorge) Banderas, of Aguilar, stepson Manuel (Lorraine) Velasquez, and stepdaughter Tina (Al) Vigil both of Denver, sister Tilly Sanchez, of Denver, brothers, Frank (Sue) Barajas, Mike (Vivian) Barajas, Vince Barajas, Joe Barajas, all of Aguilar, Johnny (Tina) Barajas, Lino Barajas, all of Pueblo, brother in law Joe Alvarez, of Aguilar, Godmother Maria Barajas of Mexico, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and very special friends. At Pete's request, cremation with no services. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Baratono, John B.
John B. Baratono - Chronicle News - August 21, 2007 - John B. Baratono, age 95, passed away at the Trinidad State Nursing Home on Thursday, August 16, 2007. He was born in Trinidad, Colorado on July 22, 1912 to Mary (Dighera) and James Baratono. John’s businesses included, grocer, farm, wholesale liquor company and lumberyard owner. He served as a director while the new Mt. San Rafael Hospital was being built, both as a fundraiser and monitoring its construction. He was preceded in death by beloved wife Helen Baratono. A loving father, brother, grandfather and uncle, he is survived by his son, John R. Baratono, and his wife Rosily, his granddaughters Tara, Sheena, and Kristen, his brother Anthony Baratono and wife Catherine, and nieces, Jean Marie, Marion, and Marie, and nephew Vincent. Visitation will be Thursday, from 3:00 PM-7:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be recited Thursday, August 23, 2007 at 7:00 PM at Comi Funeral Home Chapel Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, August 24, 2007 at l0:00 AM at Holy Trinity Church. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Carmelo Glaviano, John Graziano, Christopher Janes, John Link and Ronald Archibald. Immediately following the burial services a reception will be held at the Quality Inn. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Barbari, Donna Jean
Donna Jean Barbari - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 2015 - Donna Jean Barbari died in peace on May 12, 2015. She was born in Walsen, (Walsenburg) Colo., to Michael and “Minnie” Lozinsky on Aug. 6, 1931. After marrying her high school sweetheart, Arthur Ernest Barbari, on April 21, 1951, the next 64 years were spent in Pueblo, Colo. She lived her entire life as a domestic engineer, selflessly serving and loving her family. She was a significant element to her entire family: husband, sons, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and great- grandchild. She was always there when her family needed her support and love. Donna enjoyed watching football, especially the Broncos. Having three sons, she was in tune with most sports. She never actually played golf, but would have golf on her television almost every weekend. Donna did enjoy bowling for many years. She also treasured trips to Cripple Creek with her husband. She is, and will continue to be, greatly missed by her husband, family and friends. Donna was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, John and George Lozinsky; and her special niece, Georgia Kay Lozinsky. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, husband, Arthur; sons, Michael (Cindy), Gary (Lynn), Donald (Alice); grandchildren, Jason (Krista), Nichelle (Chris), Andrew, Nicholas and Victoria; and great-grandson, Maximus; brother, Harold Lozinsky; numerous nieces and nephews. We sincerely thank her doctors, all of the staff at Belmont Care Lodge, along with Sangre de Cristo Hospice, for their excellent skills and great care. Her wish was not to have any services and the family is respecting those wishes. In lieu of flowers, your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated.

Barbari, Joseph
Joseph Victor Barbari - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2015 - Joseph Victor Barbari, 73, passed away Aug. 21, 2015. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015; memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, both at George McCarthy Historic Chapel.

Barbari, Ralph E.
Ralph E. Barbari - The Gazette - January 28, 2015 - Ralph E. Barbari died on January 16, 2015 at 92 years of age. He was born in Pictou, Colorado on December 19, 1922 to the union of Ernesto Barbari and Angelina (Amidei) Barbari. He attended elementary school and high school in Walsenburg, Colorado. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII with stations in India, Egypt, and Italy. In December 1943 he was given a commendation letter for selected participation in a special mission at the Mena Conference in Cairo, Egypt. While in Italy he met and married his wife, Annunziata "Nancy" Colucci. They were married on February 3, 1946 in Naples, Italy. He spent most of his working career as an Engineer Equipment Technician Instructor in the Civil Service at Fort Carson, Colorado, retiring after 34 years of service. He enjoyed working on anything mechanical, and would be of assistance to anyone who needed his mechanical/technical skills. He was also involved in many volunteer activities in his Church and his children's schools/activities. He was a very devoted husband and loving father who will be greatly missed by family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, and three brothers. Surviving him are a sister Marie Munoz of Broomfield, Colorado and a brother, Art Barbari of Pueblo, Colorado and many nieces and nephews. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 68 years; daughter Angela (Richard) Phillips of Colorado Springs, son Edward (Sharon) Barbari of Redwood City, California, son Dr. Timothy Barbari of Boston, Massachusetts; three grandsons: Ryan (Anne) Phillips of Englewood, Colorado, Brendan Barbari and Aidan Barbari of Redwood City, California; and two great grandchildren, Katherine Phillips and Matthew Phillips of Englewood, Colorado. Celebration of Life Mass will be on Monday, February 2, 2015 at 10:30 am at St. Francis Catholic Church (2650 Parish View, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919) with reception following at the church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St Francis Catholic Church pantry (2650 Parish View, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919) or to Gentiva Hospice (5526 N. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918).

Barbarick, Donald Eugene
Donald Eugene Barbarick - Dignity Memorial - May 14, 2014 - Donald Eugene Barbarick passed away peacefully the morning of Friday May 9, 2014, at his care home in Castle Rock, Colorado. "Donny", as he was known as a child, was born July 21, 1928 in Neosho, MO, the fourth and youngest child of Henry Frederick Barbarick and Mildred Fravel Barbarick. He grew up with a keen interest in his surroundings and how things worked. This trait stayed with him throughout his life, allowing him to learn much and hone hobbies such as auto mechanics, wooden caricature animal carving, homing pigeons, furniture building, horticulture, calligraphy, exterior and interior home remodeling, and a variety of other interests in addition to being an avid reader. Having a very accomplished and adventurous brother ten years his senior fueled his zest for life. He graduated in 1946 from Neosho H.S. where he excelled in all subjects, was a starting lineman on the 1945 state championship football team, competed on the chess team, photographed on the yearbook staff, played trombone in the marching and jazz bands, orchestra and the covert Top Hatters night club jazz band formed by he and a few select students. His size proved helpful on more than one occasion as the Top Hatters played clubs in the quad-state area of southwest Missouri. After graduating in 1950 from Southwest Missouri State College with a BS in mathematics he toured the Rocky Mountain States as a traveling furniture care products salesman. He fell in love with the West that summer, as doors were being slammed in his face and as he witnessed the east face of the Grand Teton glow in the light of dawn. The foot of the great peak was a place he would return to many times over the course of his life. His plans to become an actuary changed when he returned to Neosho that winter and joined the U.S. Air Force six months after the start of the Korean War. Testing showed his prowess in mathematics which resulted in him starting what would be a lifelong career in meteorology. He was assigned by the Air Force to Florida State University for graduate training in meteorology. It was here he met a dance instructor in the physical education department who, after a three month romance, would on April 3, 1953 become his beloved wife of 50 years, Bettye Doss Barbarick. Later that year they were stationed at Patrick AFB in Cocoa Beach, Florida where Don served as a weather equipment instructor and son Bruce Allen was born. In 1955 it was off to Chaumont AB in France where the weather officer saw the arrival of son James Lee. They landed at Chanute AFB in Illinois in 1958 where daughter Ann Elizabeth was born while Dad was serving as an instructor. In 1959 it was off to Seattle and the University of Washington for further graduate training and to welcome son Phil Doss into the family. Don served as an advanced weather officer and technical services officer at Ent AFB in Colorado Springs 1961-1965. Captain Barbarick's talent as a meteorologist was recognized while on TDY to New York to determine why forecasting for travel to and from the Texas Tower in the northern Atlantic Ocean was resulting in an unacceptable loss of life. With a team of weather technicians, Barbarick developed a forecast model for that area of the Atlantic that resulted in an immediate end to deaths due to unexpected weather. Major Barbarick departed in 1965 for Kadena AFB in Okinawa not knowing he had been hand-picked to be the Weather Officer in Charge of forecasting for the top-secret CIA Operation Black Shield in Southeast Asia. The focus of the Operation was to gather intelligence on installations in Southeast Asia using the supersonic A-12 Blackbird (later models were called SR-71). Airmen likened its appearance to a local viper the Okinawans called Habu, the name stuck. Major Barbarick didn't know about Operation Black Shield going over. His wife didn't know about it until some 20 years later when he learned at an Air Force reunion that the Operation had been declassified. Lt. Colonel Barbarick finished his military career with a three year stint at March Air Force Base in Riverside, California, where among other things he forecasted weather for Vandenberg AFB missile launches. He retired September 30, 1971 after 21 years of service. The family moved back to Colorado Springs where Don worked construction, sold insurance, and taught high school math over the next few years in the Falcon, CO and LaVeta, CO school districts. In 1979 he returned to meteorology as the Air Pollution Meteorologist for the State of Colorado. He led the Air Pollution Control Division through the worst years of carbon monoxide and particulate pollution Denver and many mountain towns ever experienced. The noxious combination of vehicle emissions of the era and severe temperature inversions placed the problem solving meteorologist where he could once again apply his outstanding technical skill, knowledge and superb initiative to determine a remedy for yet another, and ever worsening, problem. After thorough research he recommended Colorado stay on Daylight Savings Time year-round to allow what would be warmer air, the last hour of rush traffic, the opportunity to lift the traffic emissions to a higher altitude, thereby decreasing the amount of carbon monoxide available to be trapped close to the ground by the later inversion. He claimed that single act would decrease air pollution in Denver by ten percent. The recommendation fell on deaf ears. He continued to monitor Denver's air pollution after his retirement from public service in 1994, and was happy to see the amendments to the Clean Air Act that took effect in 1994 had a marked positive effect on air pollution in the Mile High City. He was known by all who knew him as a true man of integrity. His wife said, "He got his spine from his parents." Both were chiropractors and pioneered the profession in southwest Missouri. When Donny was a baby, it was his father's last stay in jail for practicing chiropractic, some 20 years after graduating from Palmer Collage of Chiropractic in 1909, that was the catalyst for the Missouri State Legislature to "legalize" the profession. This "spine" forged at a young age destined him to receive commendations in his career for his outstanding technical skill, knowledge and superb initiative, and it also gave clarity to the innate need to live a life worthy of more than just existing. This desire would draw him to the Christ who he would follow throughout adulthood, leading by example in a manner where others wanted to emulate him. He will be remembered as a true man of integrity. Mr. Barbarick was preceded in death by his parents, brother Henry Fravel Barbarick, sisters Dorothy Huitt and Frances Byrd, nephew John Michael "Mike" Barbarick, and his loving wife Bettye Doss Barbarick. He is survived by his wife Alta C. Barbarick, son Bruce Allen (Sherri) Barbarick, son James Lee Barbarick, daughter Ann Barbarick Sewell, son Phil Doss (Julie) Barbarick, nephew Stephen "Steve" (Sharon) Barbarick, niece Paula (Ken) Manley, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at Olinger Crown Hill Chapel in Lakewood, Colorado at noon May 16, with full military honors. Viewing will be at the same location and day from 11:00-noon. His body will be laid to rest at Crown Hill, next to his wife Bettye. Arrangements under the direction of Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary, Cemetery & Arboretum, Wheat Ridge, CO.

Barbee, Rita L.
Rita L. Barbee - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2017 - Rita L. Barbee, 74, born Nov. 11, 1942; passed away March 13, 2017. Survived by her children, Louanna Barbee, Charles Barbee, Becky (Delbert) Haning, Emma (Josh) Lawrence, Robert (Richard) Barbee and Ricky Barbee; grandchildren, Dallas (Crystal) Case, Christopher (Rita) Case, Nicholas (Kelsey) Haning, Megan (Devin) Hart; great-grand-children, Tasha Case, Troy Hart and Kace Hart; sisters, Charlene Shrock and Paula (Dan) Kawaji; sister-in-law, Ormagene (Hez) Salsbury. Predeceased by loving husband, Frank E. Barbee. Cremation. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, March 17, 2017, at Pueblo West Church of Christ.

Barber, Shelley Kay
Shelley Kay Barber - Huerfano World - February 1, 2015 - Shelley Kay Barber, October 25, 1958 - January 30, 2015 - Shelley Kay Barber loved God’s Word and believed it unreservedly. A couple of her favorite Scripture passages were I John 3:2 (“Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared, but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.”) and II Corinthians 5:6-8 (“So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.”). That which once was only hope in a distant future is now a reality for Shelley. She slipped away from her earthly house that all too soon crumbled around her, a house that could not be repaired by earthly means. She vacated the premises. She is absent from her body. She no longer walks by faith, but by sight, for she is with the Savior; she sees Him! Those she has left behind are already missing her gentle spirit, her sense of humor, her fine way of turning a phrase, her keen intelligence, her wise advice, the mercy and grace she showered on everyone, her expressions of love for all the things in her life – the people, the ranch, the Spanish Peaks, the birds and flowers and animals, all of God’s creation, strawberries and cream, and her love of truth. Those who had the privilege of praying with her can say that they attended the University of Prayer. She believed in the absolute sovereignty of God; she accepted all things as from His hands, even suffering, and hardships, and disappointments, and believed that nothing was too great or too small to bring to His throne for his consideration, and for His final say in the matter. She was many things – a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, an aunt, a friend, a sibling in God’s family, but most of all she was simply and wonderfully a child of God, desiring that in all things, He be glorified in her life and in her death. Shelley Kay Barber went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, January 30, 2015, after a valiant struggle with lung cancer. She is survived by her loving husband Robert, daughter Emily, and son Zane of Walsenburg, like-a-daughter Allyson Blessman of Walsenburg, adopted-in-love son Ivan Pacheco (Danielle) of La Junta, CO; parents Stan and Lorna Searle of Monument, CO; sisters Lorna Robles of Davis, CA, and Sharon Searle of Monument, CO; brothers Charles “Charlie” Searle (Cheryl) of Monument and Monty Searle of Monument; and foster brother Mark Day (Cordelia) of Colorado Springs, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Shelley’s Story Shelley was born October 25, 1958 in Aberdeen, WA, where her mother Lorna worked as a secretary for Boeing Aircraft and her father Stan ran an advertising agency. While she was still an infant, the family moved to Modesto, CA and then to Oklahoma City, where Shelley started elementary school. At 10 years of age, her family moved to Colorado and her dad started a magazine publishing business. Though the business was in Englewood, the family made their home in the Conifer/Evergreen area. Shelley remembered clearly an event that happened when she was 5 years of age that changed her life forever. She was riding in the car with her mother and declared, “I want Jesus in my heart.” Her mother talked to her about it to see if Shelley truly understood what she was saying. Satisfied that she did, she told Shelley, “Okay, but let’s wait ‘til daddy comes home.” When he did, he spoke with her also, and Shelley prayed and asked Jesus to come into her heart. She immediately tried to evangelize their neighbor. Shelley always wanted to be a missionary. She started young and never stopped. Shelley had a beautiful singing voice, and music was always a part of her life. During high school, she sang with “The Children of Light”, a Christian band that performed at the University of Wyoming Music Workshop. In 1977, she graduated from Evergreen High School. After high school, she and her sister, Lorna, spent the summer of 1978 in Scotland with Teen Missions, International, where they had the privilege of singing along with composer Diana Miller at a large youth concert, and in 1978, Shelley also started working in the magazine publishing business. Shelley enjoyed many activities and hobbies – ice skating, skiing, climbing trees, horseback riding, crafts, sewing, hiking, and writing. Some of these began in her youth and many continued throughout her life. Some of her favorite times throughout her life were spent learning, reading, and being with friends. She loved beaches around Pacific Grove and Monterey, where her maternal grandparents lived and Yakima Ranch where her paternal grandparents taught her a bit of gardening and bird watching, and the beauty of early morning. In 1982, she joined Calvary Baptist Church of Walsenburg. During that same year another life-changing event happened. Shelley went to a Cowboy Church service in La Veta. There, she met a young man named Bob Barber, who was teaching at the Cowboy Church. Bob was a teacher at Florence High School. Over the next couple of years, after meeting Shelley, he often came to Walsenburg to lead a singles Bible study group, of which Shelley was a member; it seems that was quite a draw for this young man. They fell in love. In 1983, Shelley traveled to the Middle East and spent 6 weeks at the American Institute of Holy Land Studies in Jerusalem with a small group from Denver Seminary, also visiting Egypt for a couple of weeks. On June 22, 1985, Shelley Searle and Robert Barber were joined in marriage at her parents’ ranch west of Walsenburg. Bob was still teaching in Florence, CO at this time but was looking into teaching positions in Alaska or Hawaii. But then an opportunity opened up in Oak Grove, Missouri, and the young couple moved there where Bob taught high school science and coached wrestling from 1985 to 1987. Shelley worked for Globecom Publishing, a trade magazine, in Kansas City. After that, Bob contacted Intercristo, an employment agency for Christian organizations and ministry opportunities. Finally a call came from Intercristo and Bob was asked, “Would you be willing to be a missionary? We can place you in London, Nicaragua, or Zimbabwe.” Thus it was that Bob and Shelley ended up in Zimbabwe, Africa, through Brethren in Christ World Missions. Bob taught science (9th-12th grade) on a mission compound. Shelley taught missionary children (K-3rd). Their first child, Emily, was born in Zimbabwe on March 12, 1989. In 1990, the Barber family left Zimbabwe and returned to Colorado. At first, Bob worked for Shelley’s parents’ company – Tri-Lake Cable Television in Monument, and then they spent one month in Ottawa, KS with Bob’s parents and from there to Kemmerrerr, WY, where Bob taught school for a year. Returning to Colorado, they bought land southwest of Walsenburg, renting a place in Walsenburg until they could put a house on the land and move to the property in January 2001. Bob and Shelley continued to worship and be actively involved at Calvary Baptist Church of Walsenburg. From the time that Shelley joined CBC in 1982, she attended faithfully, had sang in the choir and other music events, was involved with VBS every year and taught children’s Sunday school for several years. She was also involved in a Ladies’ Community Bible Study that met in her home from 1994-99. Their second child, Zane, was born May 1, 1998. Bob and Shelley also have another child, Ivan Pacheco, who they say was “adopted in love” at age 16. In about 1994, with former Walsenburg teacher, Chuck and Christine Terrell, plus mutual friends, Alan Tinsley and daughters, God paved the way for them to launch the annual community Thanksgiving Feast in Walsenburg. From 1992-96 Shelley sponsored the wrestling cheerleaders and managers of John Mall High School. She helped organize the National Day of Prayer for some years, served on the local library Board of Trustees (1991-94), was Walsenburg Women’s Club Secretary for a couple of years (1991-94), and volunteered with D

Barbera, Frank John
Frank John Barbera - The Gazette - November 13, 2007 - Frank John Barbera was born June 24, 1930 to John and Angie Barbera in Trinidad, CO. He passed away peacefully at home with his family on November 11, 2007. He is survived by his cherished wife Barbara "Jane" Barbera, his three sons and their wives, Michael Barbera and Phyllis Light, Randal Barbera and Diane Huntington, and John and Susan Barbera. He is also survived by his daughter-in-law Theresa Barbera, eight grandchildren, Megan Barbera-Tumolo, Ryan Barbera, Rachel Barbera-Bair, Lindsey Light, Shana Barbera, Chase Barbera, Caitlin Barbera, Joseph Barbera, and two great-granddaughters Adeline and Delilah Tumolo. He is also survived by many more friends and relatives. He served as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force, Strategic Air Command from 1951-1955. He was an Aeronautical Engineer at Kaman Sciences and retired in 1994. He was deeply loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice & Pallative Care, 625 E Pikes Peak, Suite 600 Colorado Springs, CO 80903 in Memory of Frank Barbera. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 14 from 3:30 to 7:30. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. November 15, 2007. Both will be held at Swan Law, 501 N Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO. Graveside services immediately following at Evergreen Cemetery.

Barbera, Gerald Frank
Gerald (Jerry) Frank Barbera - Roselawn Funeral Home - November 16, 2017 - Gerald (Jerry) Frank Barbera died peacefully in Pueblo, Co on 11/14/17at the age of 88. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Betty Ann Barbera, and his children: Patti Blasing, CO; Anna Marie (Robert) Coatney, PA; Yvette (Thomas) Briggs, CO; George (Sandi) Barbera, AZ; Michael (Fran) Barbera, CO; and Steven (Kimberly) Barbera, AZ; sister Marie Lein, CO; brother-in-law Rev. Msgr. Emil Wesselsky, TX; sister-in-law Dorothy (Bruce) Card, TX; grandchildren: Debbie Brandenburg, Laura Blasing, Brock (Amy) Blasing, Kevin Coatney, Garrett (Katharine) Coatney, Jacob Coatney, Kristin Coatney, Sean (Naomi) Briggs, Paul Briggs, Laura (Rick III) Portman, Sara Briggs, Christopher (Alexis) Barbera, Jonathan (Anna) Barbera, Brian (Nicole) Barbera, Brianna Barbera, Michaela Barbera, Sydney Barbera, Joseph (Nathan) Weaver, Kendall Barbera; step grandchildren Mallory (Zachary) Fagerstedt, Lauren (Aaron) Krakow, Olivia Navarro, great-grandchildren: Karis Blasing, Mackenzie Blasing, Jackson Blasing, Paisley Blasing, Liam Coatney, Kyle Briggs, Jason Briggs, Lydia Briggs, Ryan Briggs, Truth Portman, Luca Barbera, Emilia Barbera, Anthony Barbera; and a host of other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his parents Anthony & Olive Barbera; in-laws Emil & Pauline Wesselsky; brother-in-law Joseph Lein; and son-in-law Jack Blasing. Gerald was born on October 19, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY to the proud parents Anthony & Olive Barbera. He began working with his father at age 15 for Barbera Sign Co. in Trinidad, CO. Moved to Pueblo, CO in 1945. He graduated from Central High School in Pueblo, CO in 1947. He served in the US Marine Corps Jan. 1951 - July 1952. He married Betty Ann Wesselsky on August 4, 1958 in Shiner, TX. He was a sign maker using his artistic talent for glass blowing and was owner of the family business, Barbera Sign Company, taking pride in his work. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, photography and trapshooting. He was a loving husband and father. He will be dearly missed. Services will be held at the Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church, 300 Goodnight Ave in Pueblo, CO.; Rosary Vigil Monday, Nov. 20 at 6 pm. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 10 am at St. Therese Catholic Church. Interment – Roselawn Cemetery. Reception to follow at St. Therese Church in the Saint Joseph room. Memorial contributions can be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Shrine of St. Therese Building Fund.

Barbero, Elaine
Elaine Barbero - Chronicle News - February 7, 2006 - Elaine Barbero, age 80 of Cerritos, California, passed away on February 2, 2006 at La Palma Intercommunity Hospital from respiratory failure. Born Elaine Guarienti, in Segundo, Colorado, she moved to Southern California in l943. She was married to her childhood sweetheart, Ralph Barbero, for nearly 60 years. Her parents were Henry and Sophie Guarienti, originally from Segundo. Elaine worked 27 years as a secretary for the Lynwood School District, retiring in l994. She was a 15-year board member of the Mid-Cities Schools Credit Union, and an active Member of the Cypress Senior Citizens Club. She worked diligently to help organize reunions of her extended family members in California, Colorado and across the country. She is survived by her husband Ralph; her brother Hank Guarienti; Aunt Bella Stelitano; three children, six grandchildren and one great-grandson. A devoted mother, she always believed that the greatest blessing in her life was that all of her children and grandchildren have done well. Son Ken Barbero lives with his wife Martha and their daughters, Nicole and Selena in, Monterey. Son Mike Barbero lives in Anaheim with his wife, Alma and their two sons, Nick and Tony. Daughter Terri Funk lives in Mount Shasta with her husband Steve. They have two grown daughters, Leah Funk of Santa Cruz, and Lori Funk-Cirefice, who lives in France with her husband Fabien and their son Bryan. Services will be held at Rose Hills Chapel in Whittier, California on Tuesday, February 7, at 3:00 p.m.

Barcelon, Richard David II
Richard David "Cardi" Luciano Barcelon II - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 2016 - Richard David “Cardi” Luciano Barcelon II, 50, of Pueblo, was born Nov. 22, 1965, and went to be with the Lord on May 24, 2016. He was preceded in death by his sister, Debbie Jo Barcelon; grandparents, Joe and Jesusita Aragon and Albert and Sadie Valdez; and in-laws, Florencio and Mary Carrillo. Richard is survived by his wife of 24 years, Nanci J. Barcelon; children, Felisha (Jesse) Bach, Richard III (Angelica) Barcelon, Crystal (Juan) Carrillo-Martinez, Gabrielle (Tomas) Carrillo-Morales, Alexis Ruybal, David (Carmalita) Granillo and Aimee Stilson; grandchildren, Juan, Juaquin, Alliana, Thalia, Mila, Rikki, Izavella, Zayden, Xavier and unborn; parents, Richard D.L. Barcelon I and Elvera Josephine Barcelona; sisters, Anna Barcelon-Medina and Jamie (Nancy) Her-burger; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, both at Romero Chapel.

Barciski, Adela Mary
Mary Adela Barciski – Walsenburg World – August 4, 1910 – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado on Tuesday, July 29, 1910, Adela Mary Barciski, age 2 months and 14 days.

Barclay, John Davidson
John Davidson Barclay - Chronicle News - December 3, 2003 - John Davidson Barclay, age 85, passed away on November 30, 2003. He was born on July 10, 1918 to James and Esther (Nancy) Barclay in Sunny-side, Utah. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Esther L. Barclay; his brothers, Norman and Burton; and his sisters, Mary and Esther. He is survived by his three children: Janine (Al) Mosness, Jon Neil (Alice) Barclay, and Mary Carmichael; his very special niece, Jeanne (Larry) Del Margo; five grandchildren, Mark Grosso, Shawna Grosso, C.J. Carmichael, Evan Carmichael, and Corrinn White; and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Chris (Mae) Barclay. After service at Pearl Harbor and in the Navy during WWII, John returned to Trinidad where he worked as a plumber until his retirement. He was an active member of Golden K working on many community projects, such as the restoration of the Trinidad train. John loved to play golf and served on the Board of Directors of the Trinidad Municipal Golf Association for many years. He was also an avid sports fan, and particularly enjoyed watching the Cubs and Yankees baseball teams. John will always be remembered for his deep love of family and friends, his kindness and gentleness of spirit, and even in difficult times, his continuing sense of humor and quick wit. In lieu of flowers or any specified donation, the family requests that the next time you have a beer after work, play a round of golf, watch a baseball game, or dance with a loved one, think of John. A family visitation/wake will be held on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. A Memorial Mass is scheduled for Friday, December 5 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Eugene Renard officiating. Inurnment will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 1701 Santa Fe Trail, #67. The family of John Barclay has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Barclay, Sam
Sam Barclay - San Jose Mercury News - May 5, 2012 - Sam Barclay, resident of Campbell, 83 yrs old, passed away April 30, 2012. Born on December 14, 1928 in Trinidad, Colorado. Husband of Lauretta Barclay, Father of Greg and Ed Barclay, grandfather of 5, and great-grandfather of 8. Retired printing supervisor for Moore Business Forms. The family requests that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association in Sam's memory. Services to be Sunday May 6, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Darling Fischer Funeral Home in Campbell, 231 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell CA. Reception on site immediately following.

Barclay, William A.
William A. Barclay - Chronicle News - October 10, 2005 - William A. Barclay, age 79, of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2005. He was born in May 1926 in Valdez, Colorado and resided in Las Vegas for 43 years, working for the U.S. Government. Graveside services will be held at the Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad, Colorado on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. Visitation and lunch following the services will be held at the Quality Inn, Exit 11, 3125 Toupal Dr., Trinidad.

Bard, Walter
Walter "Jim" Bard - Pueblo Chieftain - July 7, 2016 - Walter “Jim” Bard, 82, passed away July 1, 2016. Survived by wife, Katherine; daughters, Denyce Ottak, Cony Dance; eight grandchildren and two great- granddaughters. Preceded in death by daughter, Bonnie Bard. Walter was an independent trucker who drove all over the U.S. and enjoyed traveling. Walter attended PCC at the age of 79 for welding and enjoyed it very much. At the age of 81, he went back to PCC to learn to play guitar, which was always his passion. Walter was a lifetime member of the Eagles, and Elks. He was president of Eagles REAC Lodge No. 145. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 8, 2016, at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Barela, Ablardo
Ablardo Barela – Walsenburg World – July 29, 1909 – Ablardo Barela, a 13-year-old nephew of Sen. Casimiro Barela, was instantly killed July 22, on the ranch of the senator near Trinidad, by falling off a load of hay, the rear wheels of the wagon passing over him and crushing his chest.

Barela, Bertha
Bertha Duran Barela - Chronicle News - December 28, 2005 - Bertha Duran Barela, age 82, passed away at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo, Colorado, on December 26, 2005. She was born in LaVeta, Colorado, on April 10, 1923. Adopted by Manuelita and Juan Benito Duran, she was a lifetime resident of Sopris and Trinidad. She worked a lifelong career as a dedicated nurse at Mt. San Rafael Hospital, Las Animas County Health Department and Miners’ Colfax Hospital in Raton, New Mexico. The nursing care she rendered to families in our communities crossed over generations and nurtured long-term friendships with many families and colleagues. Preceded in death by her son Ralph Paul Santistevan in 1999, she is now survived by her remaining children, Celestino (Sharon) Santistevan Jr., Nancy Trujillo (Don) Johnson, Ingrid Trujillo (Thomas) Pepperman, Patricia Barela (Jim) Garrett, and Alberta Bare-la (Greg) Fresquez; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandsons; and many dear friends. She will be missed but remembered in our hearts forever. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 PM-7:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Scriptural Services will be Thursday, December 29, 2005 at 10:00AM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel with Fr. Bob Hagan officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearer is son-in-law Don Johnson. Active pallbearers are Jason and Jeffrey Santistevan, Dana Phillips, Mark Garrett, Brian Santistevan, and Brian Herrick. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Barela, Casimiro
Casimiro Barela – Walsenburg World – December 23, 1920 – Death of Senator Barela – Senator Casimiro Barela, known as the father of the Senate, died Saturday, December 18, 1920, at his ranch home near Barela, Colorado. The cause of death was pneumonia contracted while in Mexico, where he had gone to attend the inauguration of Pres. Obregon, and Mexico City. He was taken from the train stricken with the disease and died shortly after reaching his home. Senator Barela was one of those who drafted the Constitution for the state of Colorado, and ever since the state was admitted to the Union was a member of the Senate until his defeat in 1916 by Sen. DeBusk of Las Animas County. He long held the seat a Democrat but in later years failing to agree with the Democratic tenants was returned to his seat as a Republican. He first entered the Senate in 1875. Sen. Barela was born in Embudo, New Mexico, March 4, 1847, and came to Colorado in 1867. In 1871 he represented Las Animas County in the territorial legislature. With the passing of Sen. Barela much of the glory of the Spanish Americanism in Southern Colorado is gone. The younger generation of Spanish-Americans are dropping the hyphen. They have learned English, been taught in English schools, and soon the Spanish and Mexican name will be dropped entirely and all will be known not as Mexicans but as American citizens.

Barela, Christine R.
Christine R. “Lori” Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 2016 - Christine R. “Lori” Barela, 64, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 22, 2016. She was preceded in death by parents, Cristobal and Rosalie Ruiz; and grandparents, Pete and Della Chavez. Lori is survived by her husband of 43 years, Joe S. Barela; sons, Joe Cris and John Andrew; aunt, Vivian Hernandez; uncle, Ted Chavez; and numerous cousins, extended family and friends. Rosary service, 6 p.m. Monday, Romero Chapel; Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following Mass.

Barela, D. V. (Infant of)
Infant of D. V. Barela – Walsenburg World – November 27, 1903 – The infant child of D. V. Barela died last week of whooping cough.

Barela, Daniel Lee
Daniel Lee Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - November 6, 2016 - Victim of fatal shooting found in car on South Side - An early Sunday morning homicide in the 1700 block of Eden Avenue is the city’s eighth this year. Pueblo police, responding to a shots fired call in the South Side neighborhood, found a man in a vehicle dead from apparent gunshot wounds. While the victim has been identified by County Coroner Brian Cotter, his name is not being released, pending notification of out-of-town next-of-kin. By midmorning Sunday, the crime scene had been cleared, with a hosed-down section of the street the only remnant of the violence. Residents of the 1700 block of Eden Avenue characterized the neighborhood as relatively quiet. But that stillness was shattered by at least five gunshots that rang out at about 1 a.m. Sunday morning. A resident questioned by police said the victim appeared to be in his 30s. The vehicle, in which he was shot, possibly a Chevrolet, had been towed away. Police released no further information about the incident but indicated that the investigation is ongoing. Those with information about the shooting are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 542-7867. This latest homicide follows the Oct. 11 shooting death of Jason Aldrich, 35, with Lorin Predovich, 43, arrested for that murder. By comparison, Pueblo saw 13 homicides in 2015. Pueblo Chieftain - November 7, 2016 - Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Estephan Trujillo, 27, in connection with an early Sunday morning homicide in the 1700 block of Eden Avenue, the city’s eighth this year. Pueblo police, responding to a shots-fired call in the South Side neighborhood, found the body of Daniel Lee Barela, 30, of Pueblo in a vehicle. Apparent cause of death was gunshot wounds; an autopsy is pending. Authorities say the incident began as a domestic disturbance that escalated into a fight. Police responded shortly after receiving several reports of gunfire. By midmorning Sunday, the crime scene had been cleared, with a hosed-down section of the street the only remnant of the violence. Residents of the 1700 block of Eden Avenue characterized the neighborhood as relatively quiet. But that stillness was shattered by at least five gunshots that rang out at about 1 a.m. Sunday. The vehicle, in which Barela was shot, possibly a Chevrolet, had been towed away by midmorning. Those with information about the shooting or Trujillo’s whereabouts are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 542-7867. As recently as Wednesday, the Southern Colorado Safe Streets Task Force was seeking the public’s help in locating Barela, who had a no-bond felony warrant for parole violation, which included assault and escape. Pueblo Chieftain - February 9, 2018 - Man given 20-year sentence in 2016 killing - A man who pleaded guilty last fall in the slaying of Daniel Barela, 30, was given a prison sentence of 20 years Friday afternoon by Pueblo District Court Judge Kim Karn. It was the maximum sentence he could've received based on the plea agreement. The minimum he could've been sentenced to was 10 years. In October, Estephan Trujillo, 28, agreed to plead guilty to second-degree murder/heat of passion, a class 3 felony, in exchange for a count of first-degree murder after deliberation, a class 1 felony, he originally was charged with being dropped. In addition to his Colorado Department of Corrections sentence, Trujillo will be subject to five years of mandatory parole. He was given credit for the 452 days he's already served in jail. Trujillo turned himself in to authorities in November 2016 after a warrant for first-degree murder was issued for his arrest in connection with a shooting in the 1700 block of Eden Avenue in the early morning hours of Nov. 6 that left Barela dead. Trujillo's attorney, Michael Emmons, said he believes his client acted in self-defense. Testimony given at the sentencing hearing for Trujillo on Friday painted a picture of what led to the deadly shooting. A woman who identified herself as Barela's girlfriend at the time of the incident said she, Trujillo and a woman Trujillo was dating then who also was her good friend went out for drinks for her friend's birthday and left her children and her friend's child at her house. Barela had been arguing with his girlfriend earlier in the day, and when the trio were out at a bar, she said she received repeated calls from him before her daughter called her to tell her that Barela went to her home, kicked the door down and was destroying things inside and "acting crazy." Trujillo then drove the women to the home where their kids were at, she said. Trujillo's girlfriend testified that once they got to the home, she and Trujillo approached Barela, who was then outside in a car. She said she saw Barela grabbing for something on the floor of the vehicle and -- knowing he regularly carried a gun -- she became fearful for her life. She further testified that Barela drove the car he was in into Trujillo's vehicle parked nearby and then she heard gunshots. When Kyle McCarthy of the 10th Judicial District Attorney's Office questioned Trujillo's former girlfriend, she said she never did actually see a gun on Barela. Barela's girlfriend also testified that he did not have a gun with him. "There was one gun involved in the incident and that was Trujillo's," McCarthy said during his closing argument. Emmons and the witnesses he called on to speak Friday who knew Barela, including his former girlfriend and Trujillo's former girlfriend, all said they knew Barela to be a violent person who regularly carried a firearm with him. Barela was convicted of shooting and paralyzing a man in 2007 and had a no-bond felony warrant for parole violation, which included assault and escape, out for his arrest at the time he was killed, according to authorities. Before the judge issued Trujillo's sentence, she said there were several aggravating factors in the case that she considered, including that there were nine spent shell casings at the scene; that Barela was shot five times; and that Barela was unarmed inside a vehicle. She also mentioned that Trujillo was a convicted felon who had committed violent crimes involving a gun before and, because he was a convicted felon, wasn't allowed to carry a gun anymore. After sentencing Trujillo, she told him that she sees positives in him and that she hopes he can make some changes when he gets out of prison. Trujillo addressed the court before being sentenced and apologized to Barela's family present in the courtroom, saying he and Barela had no issues with each other before the morning of the shooting. "I never intended for anything like this to happen," he said while fighting back tears. "It was a terrible situation I was in and I was trying to protect everybody that was there that night. I'm truly sorry for what I did. I take full responsibility for my actions. I think about this every day."

Barela, David
David Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 2016 - David Barela, 50, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 6, 2016. He was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Barela; grandparents, Casimiro Sr. and Frances Barela, Charles G. and Mary Madrid; aunts and uncles. David is survived by father, Casimiro Thomas Barela Jr.; siblings, twin sister Davine Lucero, Sherry Barela, Travis (Isabelle) Barela, Nicole Rael, Babbette Cox, Steve (Julie) Martinez and Anthony (Maritza) Martinez; nieces and nephews, Carlos (Adrienne), Danielle, Chantala, Eddie, Zac, Dominic and Nikolas; and numerous aunts, uncles, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. David enjoyed fishing and gambling, mostly scratch tickets and dice. He always was willing to help everyone; he was everyone’s personal handyman. David’s greatest joy was spending time with his nephews and family. “You know what I mean.” Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Barela, Encarnacion
Encarnacion Barela – Walsenburg World – March 26, 1908 – A story in the Daily Press Wednesday states that Encarnacion Barela, whose home was Walsenburg, Colorado, died in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Tuesday. Barela, it is stated, had been in Denver for some time looking for work which he was unable to procure. He then went to Cheyenne and arrived there in a weakened condition from want of food. He fell dead in front of a bakery shop. The physician who examined him gave it as his opinion that the man had died from heart failure caused by the sight of food when he was in a starving condition. The bakery in front of which he expired had a tempting display of donuts and cream puffs. Just who Barela was and how it is known that his home was in Walsenburg, the dispatch fails to state.

Barela, Frank James Sr.
Frank James "Poncho" Barela Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 2017 - Frank James "Poncho" Barela Sr., 64, of Pueblo earned his angel's wings on Dec. 20, 2017. Frank was preceded in death by his children, Frankie Jr. and Bobbi Jo; parents, Joe and Mary Barela. He is survived by his children, Shannon (Randy) Barela, Nathan (Brittany) Kiefer, Josephine (Richard) Adams and Shawn (LeaAnn) Kiefer; 13 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; seven siblings; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Romero Chapel.

Barela, Joe
Joe Barela - Chronicle News - May 25, 2007 - Survived by children Derek, Mark, Mandy, Daryl, Ricky (Pam), Roy, Debbie (Tom), Linda and Renee; seven grandchildren; siblings James (Becky), Buddy, Louise (Bob), Charlotte, Dolores and companion Anita. Preceded in death by children Joseph, Albert, Ronnie and Chris, and sister Elvira. Visitation will be 1:30 - 2:30 pm Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at the mortuary, graveside service at Mt. Olivet Cemetery at 2:30 pm.

Barela, Joe
Joe S. Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 2017 - Joe S. Barela, 71, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 13, 2017. Joe was preceded in death by his spouse of 43 years, Christine Barela; parents, Don and Bertha Barela; siblings, Leroy Barela, Eddie Barela and Norma Maes; and in-laws, Cristobal and Rosalie Ruiz. He is survived by his sons, Joe Barela and John Barela; sister, Rosemary (Eddie) Aguilar; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. Rosary, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Barela, Jose Santiago
Jose Santiago (Jim) Barela - Huerfano World - June 30, 2015 - Jose Santiago (Jim) Barela was born in Costilla, NM on August 12, 1937 to Joe Casimiro and Stella (Santistevan) Barela. He was the second-born child of 13 siblings. His brothers were Casimiro Jr. (d), Daniel LeRoy (Vela), Eugene, Lawrence (d), Richard (d), Robert [Nancy, (d)], and Dave Sanchez (d); his sisters were Teresa, Cat Jasdewski [S.K. (d)], Delores (d), Doris Barela (Jim Gonzales), Lorraine (d), and Stella French [Hugh (d)]. Jim met the love of his life [Martha Romero (d)] as a young boy; they eventually married and had six children, all who survive him; Donna Barela Rodriguez (Tuco Miller), Vivian Martinez (Danny Baty), Susan (Max) Aguirre, Jim (Sonny) Barela (Jenni Behringer), Penny (Greg) Adkins, Doug (Danette) Barela, and son-in-law John Rodriguez. He was predeceased by his wife, Martha; son-in-law Mike (Hoss) Ross; parents Joe and Stella; and great-grandchildren Cherokee Barela and Zoe Tenorio. Jim was a master mechanic and a custom car fabricator. A car show and swap meet enthusiast, he was well known on the car show circuit. A co-founder of the Twin Peaks Rodders Club in Walsenburg, it is estimated Jim built over 20 custom cars. They were his life’s passion (after his family), a trait he has passed on to his sons. Jim was also a local businessman, having owned and operated, with his wife, Martha, South Main Chevron and Jim’s Car Care. Early in his career, he worked for the White Front Garage, Santi Motors, Price Wrecker and Radiator (with his brother, Laurence) and also as a shuttle car operator at the Allen Mine near Trinidad. He was a great hunter, loved to go camping and fishing with family, and was a great Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies fan. He loved animals of all kinds; his final two friends were Tiny and Duke, his “he’s so ugly, he’s cute” long-haired Chihuahua and his German Shepherd. Jim is survived by six children, 17 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. His final wish was to be cremated and then taken for one last ride with his wife in his favorite custom car. A final tribute from family and friends was the parade of 18 custom cars that gave him his final ride from the Church of Christ on Walsen Ave., down Main Street, up 7th Street and then back to the North St. Mary Cemetery. It was a great send-off for a great man. Burial was on July 3, 2015 with arrangements through Boies-Ortega Funeral Home.

Barela, Luciano
Luciano "Louie" Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2017 - Luciano "Louie" Barela, 84, passed away March 8, 2017. Survived by wife, Martha Barela; children, Stella (Richard) Medina, Luciano Barela Jr., Phil (Julie) Barela, Ray Barela, Ed (Anita) Barela, Steve Barela and Patti (Donovan) Gomez; special grand-daughters, Melanie (Rosendo) Mondragon and Savannah Gomez; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents; siblings, Emma Molina and Benny Barela; and grandson, Jimbob Portillos. Louie was born to Felipe and Inez Barela on April 3, 1932, in Johnstown, Colo. He retired after 46 1/2 years with Summit Brick. Louie enjoyed being with his family, camping, fishing and going to Cripple Creek. Special thank you to Vince and Jonathan with Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Service, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday March 15, 2017, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Barela, Madlyn
Madlyn (Gomez) Barela - Chronicle News - April 1, 2011 - Madlyn (Gomez) Barela passed away unexpectedly on March 24, 2011 in Denver Colo. She was born Oct. 21, 1942 at Resago, Colo. to Edwardo and Manuelita (Lopez) Gomez. She attended Sopris Schools. Madlyn was retired and had worked at numerous jobs. She was a self taught seamstress, sewing blankets, purses, baby bibs, dresses, pillows, and many other items. She was welcomed home to Heaven by her son Albert, who passed away at 10 years of age. She was also preceded in death by parents Edwardo and Manuelita Gomez, sister Margaret Ruybal, Emma Apodaca, (brothers) Louie, Earnest, Richard and infant Anthony Gomez. She is survived by a daughter, Mandy Barela, a son Johnathan (Jenny) Rios, grandchildren Ethan, Shayla, Cayden, and Geo (Denver) sisters Dora Lovato, Barbara Lovato (Trinidad, brothers Charles (Jane) Gomez, Joe (Cindy) Gomez (Denver), numerous nieces, nephews, cousins etc. Madlyn loved her children, grandchildren and family. She enjoyed going to second hand stores, traveling, sewing, gardening, spending time with her grandchildren, visiting with family, brothers, sisters, and friends. She was spontaneous; she loved to do things on the spur of the moment. She enjoyed being a volunteer for seniors. Madlyn lived her life to the fullest. She was loved and will sadly missed by those who were fortunate to know her. Madlyn was a loving, giving person. Her final request was, her body donated to science, in hopes of helping those less fortunate or faced with terminal illness. Memorial service will be held on Monday April 4, 2011 at 6p.m. at Funeraria Latino, 6601 Easy Colfax Ave., Denver Colo.

Barela, Mona S.
Mona S. Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - May 1, 2016 - Mona S. Barela, 77, of Boone, went to be with the Lord on April 26, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Edna Montez; brother Ike; in-laws, Jose D. and Eduardita Barela; brothers-in-law, Joe and Tony; sister-in-law, Lala; and grandson, Mario Gall-egos. Mona is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Dennis; children, Jeff (Toni), Celeste (Dave), Carla (Ben) and Marty (Linda); numerous grandchildren; siblings, Lil, Ferdy (Minerva) and Ben (Joyce); in-laws, Nettie, Lillian, Rose, Carlos (Anna), Eddie (Pat) and Edna (Fred); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Rosary Recitation, 6 p.m. Monday, Romero Chapel. Mass of Resurrection, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sacred Heart Church - Avondale. Viewing prior to both services. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery, Avondale.

Barela, Nate
Nate "Perks" Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 2017 - Nate "Perks" Barela, 27, passed away April 8, 2017. A lifetime Puebloan, he was born Nov. 2, 1989, to proud parents, Jerry and Beverly (Barela) Padilla. Preceded in death by grandfather, Jerry Padilla Sr. Nate loved music, hanging out with friends, hunting and always making everyone laugh. Nate is survived by his parents, Jerry and Beverly Padilla; his sister, Jessica Barela; grandparents, Geno Barela, Rita Delgado, Henry Manzanarez, Mary Manzanarez; great-grandma, Phyllis Martinez; and several other relatives and friends who loved and will miss him dearly. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel. Family will receive friends at Zaragoza Hall following the service.

Barela, Nellie A.
Nellie A. Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2014 - Nellie A. Barela, 80, passed away Oct. 7, 2014. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Joe L. Barela; and parents, Amadeo and Domitila Perea. She is survived by children, Charlene (Steve) Storie, Christine (Jim) Williams, Anthony (Dawn) Barela and Tim (Christine) Barela; 17 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Nellie worked several years as a volunteer, secretary and parishioner at Holy Family Catholic Church. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Holy Family Church. The family encourages everyone to wear something red in honor of Honey’s favorite color. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Barela, Patrick Clarence
Patrick Clarence Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - October 4, 2017 - Patrick Clarence Barela, 77, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 30, 2017. Patrick is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Mary; children, Rachel (Dave), Gerry, Lewis and Chris (Vicki); numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchild; siblings, Mundo (Ida), Frances (Toby), Jacinta (Peter Paul), Cathy (Art), Lawrence (Sarah); numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing prior to services. Rosary, 6 pm, Thursday, Romero Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Joseph Church. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Barela, Paulana Marie
Paulana Marie Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - July 9, 2014 - Paulana Marie Barela, 49, born Jan. 13, 1965, passed away July 1, 2014, at Sangre de Cristo Hospice House. Memorial service 10 am Saturday, Angelus Chapel. Before her illness she was a counter person at Stoehr Cleaners. Preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert and Evelyn Barela; and a sister, Tina Barela. She leaves to cherish her memory companion, Anna Larson; sister, Yvonne (Michael) Kirschner; a brother, Gilbert (Darla) Barela; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. At Paulana’s request cremation has taken place.

Barela, Peggy
Peggy Maez Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 2016 - On behalf of Peggy Maez Barela We, the Barela and Maez Families, want to give thanks to Romero’s Funeral Home, Isaac Montoya for a beautiful service, Greg Montoya, the eulogy and Moses Sotalo for the beautiful music. Peggy always wondered who would come to her funeral when she died. She told me it would probably be a handful. Wow! She had a house full! Thank you ALL! I will always love and remember you my sister, Peggy Sue. Love You, Linda

Barela, Ralph
Ralph Barela - Chronicle News - March 29, 2016 - Ralph Barela, age 50, passed away on March 23, 2016. He was born in Las Cruces, N.M., the son of Victoria (Leal) and Anastacio Barela. Ralph was a people person and enjoyed talking to people especially at Safeway. He enjoyed listening to music, riding his mountain bike and playing darts. He loved cars especially the 57 Chevy. Ralph collected die cast cars but 57 Chevy's and Camero's were his favorites. Preceding him in death are parents, Victoria and Anastacio, sisters Mary Barela and Alice DeLeon. Survivors are his siblings, Dan (Elsa) Barela, Denver, Viola Barela, Trinidad, Rudy (Penny) Barela, Thornton, Diane (Ralph) Sandoval, Trinidad, Andres DeLeon Sr., Trinidad, Annie (Floyd) Cordova, Trinidad, Kathy (Richard) Quintana, Pueblo, Ernesto Barela (Genevieve Trujillo) Trinidad, numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and friends, including special friend and companion, Dee Dee Kane and her daughter Alena Perrine. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Rosary will be recited Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 7 p.m. at Sebastiani Gym. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Sebastiani Gym. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Larry Barela, Ronny Barela and Paul Valdez. Active pallbearers are Andres DeLeon Jr., Gabriel DeLeon, Michael Quintana, Omar Quintana, Derek Miles and Carlos Mascarenas. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Barela, Randy Lyn
Randy Lyn Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 2017 - Randy Lyn Barela, 26, of Pueblo, Colo., returned to his heavenly home on July 4, 2017. He was born on Aug. 3, 1990, in Pueblo, to Roland and Linda (Webb) Barela. Randy is survived by his parents; brother, Marc Barela; sister, Michelle Barela; and countless aunts, uncles and cousins. Randy attended Central High School and graduated in 2009. He will always be known as a kind and gentle soul. He had the ability to change the molecules of the room when he entered it. He always made friends wherever he went. Randy will live in our hearts and memories forever. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, July 14, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Barela, Rose
Rose Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 2014 - Rose Barela, 82, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 22, 2014. Rose Barela Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Barela, Tony
Tony Barela – Walsenburg World – August 21, 1919 – Dust Explosion Kills 18 at Ojo, Five Escape – Helmet Crew Rush from Trinidad – Presence of Gas and Falls of Rock Delay Reaching Last Four – The worst explosion that has ever taken place in Huerfano County occurred Monday at Oakview, the mining camp of the Oakdale Coal Company 25 miles west of town. It happened in the older workings of the company where 40 miners are employed. The first reports gave the number of dead at 35 or 40, but a checking out of the men brought the casualties down to a smaller number. Three found their way out through an old entry, and of the first three rescued, two are alive, although badly burned. Up to the next morning 12 dead had been removed and later two more were added to the list, but it was necessary to force fresh air into the mine passages before the remainder could be reached. The number then left was six and one more was gotten out Wednesday. Help was rushed to the scene of the disaster, helmet crews and first aid teams from the other Huerfano and Las Animas County mines and it was through their efforts that it was possible to get the men out so soon. One accident occurred that nearly lost one of the rescuers his life. He and another man were bringing out “Big Steve” Christopher, the fire boss, over a big fall of rock when he stumbled and fell on his breathing bag. It’s a miracle that he did not break the bag and cause his asphyxiation with gas. James Dalarumi was the leader of the rescue crew. The cause of the explosion has not been definitely determined, but it is thought that possibly a small explosion of gas exploded dust in the mine. Possibly some of the men secreted matches about their person, though it is the habit to have all the men searched before they enter the mine. The explosion was unusually heavy and the shock was felt for some distance away from the mine, though there was no outside upheaval, but a cave in and a heavy fall of rock on the inside. There were about 100 diggers employed in the Oakview mine. The explosion occurred in the sixth south entry were about 40 men were working. The men working in the other entries got out safely. Superintendent Britton went into the mine shortly after the explosion and penetrated into the gas area, but was overcome, and had to be removed and put to bed. Mine Inspector Thompson of Trinidad and State Mine Inspector Dalrymple of Denver arrived on the scene as speedily as possible. Sheriff Neely and Coroner Thorton also left immediately after hearing of the accident. The dead are: Mike Johnson, single; Juan Balteira, single; John Soltis, who leaves a wife and three children; Frank Pajk, leaving wife and boy of 17; John Macconi, leaving wife and two children; James Blye, leaves wife and child; Joseph R. Franks, known to many in Walsenburg, leaves wife and child; Andrew Guilano, leaves wife and child; Magil Muzzieg, single, an old Mexico miner; James T. Ingram, leaves wife and two children. He and his grandson, A. Oxford, were found locked in each other’s arms. A. Oxford, single; Charles Monson, leaves a wife; Joe Margulski, leaves a wife; Joe Garcia, a soldier boy, leaves a wife and child; Tony Barela, single; William Christopher, single; John Fassaro, single; Frank Divechio, single. At 11 o’clock this Thursday night the bodies of the last three, John Soltis, Frank Divechio, and Frank Pajk, were taken from the mine and have since been removed to town. The coroner’s inquest will be held at 10 o’clock Monday morning at Walsenburg. Two of the dead miners were members of the Maccabee Lodge; Joseph R. Franks in Walsenburg and Joe Margulski of the Denver Tent. The body of the latter was shipped to Denver Thursday evening where he will have a Maccabee funeral. The funeral of Joseph Risdon Franks will be held in Walsenburg Sunday morning at 10 o’clock under the auspices of the Walsenburg Tent of the Maccabees.

Barela, Victoria M.
Victoria M. Barela - Chronicle News - August 28, 2009 - Victoria M. Barela, age 87, passed away at home on August 26, 2009. She was born in Garcia, New Mexico to Isabel (Martinez) and Fransisco Leal on January 14, 1922. On December 13, 1936 Victoria was united in marriage to Anastacio Barela. Victoria liked dancing, listening to music and tending to her yard and beautiful flowers. She enjoyed cooking and traveling to visit with her family. She was a member of the Sociedad de Nuestra de Guadalupe and the La Confederacion. A remarkable woman, she was kind, caring and loving and it showed by her giving ways. She was always willing to help anyone and everyone. Victoria’s legacy of love and generosity will always be remembered. Preceding her in death are parents, Isabel and Fransisco Leal; beloved husband, Anastacio Barela; daughter, Mary G. Barela; infant sons, Ernie and Ralph Barela; grandson, Dan Cordova and granddaughter, Vicki Chacon. Survivors are her children, Dan (Elsa) Barela, Littleton; Viola Barela, Trinidad; Annie (Floyd) Cordova, Trinidad; Alice (Andres) DeLeon, Trinidad; Rudy (Penny) Barela, Thorn-ton; Diane (Ralph) Sandoval, Trinidad; Ernie Barela, Trinidad; Kathy Quintana (Richard Caswell), Pueblo; Ralph Barela, Trinidad; sister, Millie Archuleta, Trinidad; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, August 31, 2009 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Monday, August 31, 2009 at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Andres DeLeon, Jr., Larry Barela, Carlos Mascarenas, Josh Barela, Gabe DeLeon and Omar Quintana. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Barela, Vincent J.
Vincent J. Barela - Pueblo Chieftain – August 27, 2014 - Vincent J. Barela, 56, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 24, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Ernestine Barela; and siblings, Tony Barela, Andy Barela and Jobita Martinez. Vincent is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Virginia Barela; children, Connie (Paul) Sierra and Amanda (Raymond) Moland; grandchildren, Kaylee Eurioste, Shyann Sierra, Paul Sierra, Serenity Binondo, Maxelina Binondo and Malachai Moland; godson, Isaiah Vigil; siblings, Clarence (Mary) Barela, Edmundo (Ida) Barela, Frances (Toby) Baca, Jacinta (Peter Paul) DiCresce, Cathy “Kate” (Art) Garcia and Lawrence (Sarah) Barela; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Rosary service, 6 p.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Relatives and friends will be received at the church hall following Mass.

Barfoot, Thomas
Thomas (Tom) Barfoot, Col. Ret., USAF - Chronicle News - March 4, 2010 - Tom Barfoot loved to fly. There is a reason why they called his generation The Greatest Generation. Throughout the Second World War, Tom flew the twin tailed Lockheed, P-38 Lightning from Algeria, Tunisia, Italy and France with the 3rd Photographic Reconnaissance and Mapping Group. Tom was born in Morley, Colorado on March 16, 1918, to Kathryn and Tom Barfoot. He folded his wings February 25, 2010 at the age of 91. Morley was a mine owned town near Trinidad, Colorado where Tom grew up and graduated from high school. His 36-year career in the Air Force began in December 1941 with Primary, Basic and Advanced Pilot Training. Hearing the war needed photo reconnaissance pilots, he trained in P-38’s at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Orders came to ferry P-38’s from England to Algeria in 1942. He became a seasoned pilot after his first photo recon mission spotting two German Messerschmitt’s above and behind him. His squadron was transferred to Tunisia, Italy and Southern France until Tom had flown over 60 missions and he and his pilots were awarded the Distinguished Unit Citation. Leaving the European theater, Tom became group commander at Will Rogers Field in Oklahoma. Tom oversaw the training of replacement P-38 pilots and met his future wife Bette Jeanne Ketch. They were married in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, August 7, 1945. The Air Force became Tom and Bette’s life. Tom’s military career spanned over three decades and three wars. Tom was promoted to full Colonel in 1954. He actively served in the Colorado Air National Guard during the Korean and Vietnam wars in addition to his service in World War II. He was at home at Buckley ANGB, Aurora, Colorado, flying missions throughout the country and was instrumental in the formation of the precision flying team, The Minutemen, the Air National Guard’s version of the Thunderbirds. He served as the Assistant Adjutant General to the state of Colorado under Gov. John Love. Tom’s citations/decorations included Cruix de Gierre Etcile de Verneil Per 6 L’Orade Gea, Distinguished Flying Cross, Presidential Unit Citation, Air Medal/6 OLC, Victory Medal and the Legion of Merit. After retirement from his military service, Tom loved to go to work every day in his woodworking shop. He enjoyed fishing and talking with family and friends. Tom remained very active until shortly before his death. Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Bette Jeanne (Ketch) and his daughter, D. D. Bray. He is survived by his daughter Lynn Wrigley of Loveland, Colorado, two granddaughters, Kim Bray Smith, Kerry Bray Read and three great-grandchildren of Texas. A Memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 6, 2010 at Allnutt Funeral Service in Loveland. The family requests in lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to the D. D. Bray Foundation, the Salvation Army, Pathways Hospice or Wings over the Rockies Museum, c/o Allnutt Funeral Home.

Barger, Graham
Graham (Clarence William) Barger - Chronicle News - April 24, 2012 - Graham (Clarence William) Barger, 80, born in Belen, New Mexico, on May 2, 1931, passed away on March 30, 2012, in Pueblo, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his parents Wayne and Mary Barger. Graham served in the Navy during the Korean War. He was married to Alberta Dahl in November of 1957 and lived in Trinidad for 38 years. Graham worked as Sales Manager for the Prudential Insurance Company from 1963 to 1991. He was a member of the Trinidad Elks Lodge #181 for many years, holding several offices, and was Exalted Ruler in 1986 to 1987. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, and reading. Graham is survived by Alberta, his wife of 54 years; sons Wayne (Karen) Barger of Durango, Colorado; Richard Barger (David Eichholtz) of Santa Fe, New Mexico; grandchildren Christopher (Stephanie) Barger of Mancos, Colorado; Matthew Barger of Durango, Colorado, and great-grandchild Brady Barger of Mancos, Colorado. He is also survived by sisters Betty Gayle (Joe) Boyle and Patricia (Wayne) Thomas. Memorial services for Graham will be on Saturday, April 28, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home, 335 East Main Street, Trinidad, Colorado, with Father Richard Becker officiating. Reception will follow at the Trinidad Elks Lodge. Inurnment will be at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers or food, please make a donation to the B.P.O. Elks, Trinidad Lodge #181 scholarship fund, 120 North Maple Street, Trinidad, Colorado, 81082-2729, or to a charity of your choice. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Barison, Erma
Erma Barison - Herald News - July 3, 2010 - Erma Barison went to the arms of our Lord Jesus on June 28, 2010. Erma passed peacefully in her sleep. She was born in La Veta, Colo., on Sept. 28, 1922, to Victoria and Toribio De Jesus Rodriquez. She married Louis O. Moreno and moved to Dorris, Calif., from Colorado. They had seven children. Later, they divorced and Erma re-married on April 1, 1985, to Albert Barison. They were married for many happy years. Erma enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, crocheting, and bowling with the Bowling Babes until her health made it impossible. Survivors include her sisters, Dora Quintana of La Veta and Elsie Rudell of Lincoln Park, Mich.; brothers, Leroy Rodriquez of Walsenburg, Colo., and Ruben J. and Dolores Rodriquez of Pueblo, Colo.; sons and their wives, Michael W. Moreno, Louis and Dorothy Moreno of Klamath Falls, Ore., John and Christine Moreno of Sacramento, Calif., Orlando and Barbara Moreno of Houston, Texas; daughters and their husbands, Carmen and Michael Reynolds of Klamath Falls, Marie and the late Monty Shearer of Klamath Falls; grandchildren, Selena Masten and Michael Moreno Jr., Teresa and Steven Kelly, Louis and Crystal Moreno, Laura and Richard Hilton, Victoria and Aron Pratt, Debbie Nelson and Eric, Michelle and Christopher Boyle, Robert and Brynn Reynolds, Lindsey and Lisa Moreno, Kenneth and Chelsea Shearer, Cheryl and Chad Jolly, Bobby and Heather Shearer, Ashley Shearer and fiancée Josie; 21 great-grandchildren; and many very dear friends. A very special thank you to Eldorado Heights Assisted Living Community that made the last year of mom's life very comfortable and happy. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Elroy Rodriquez and Manuel Rodriquez, infant daughter, Rose Marie Moreno, husband, Albert Barison, and son in-law, Monty Shearer.

Barkella, James
James Barkella – Walsenburg World – July 2, 1914 – Blast Wrecks Aguilar Mine; One Dead – Aguilar – One man was killed and several others are reported to have been seriously injured in an explosion of gas at the Royal Mine of the National Fuel Company here. James Barkella, 35, a shot firer, is reported dead. Ignition of a gas pocket in the mine from the discharge of powder is believed to have been responsible for the explosion. Smoke and flame belched several minutes from the mouth of the tunnel. The fire was extinguished according to reports.

Barker, Elsie M.
Elsie M. Barker - Dignity Memorial - March 17, 2011 - Elsie Barker joined our heavenly father on March 14, 2011 at the age of 91. She was born on January 11, 1920 in Pueblo, CO to John and Mary Gruden. Elsie graduated from Central High School and took a job in Walsenburg. While in Walsenburg she met John J. Barker. They were married on May 18, 1940 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pueblo. Together they built their home in Pueblo and started a family. Soon after they were married they welcomed a baby boy, John R. Barker. Elsie was a hard worker and was never afraid to jump in and help out with any job. She was always proud to tell the story of roofing their home the day she gave birth to their second child, Sharon (Kidd) Barker. Elsie worked in the judicial system as a Deputy Clerk for the Justices of the Peace and stayed on as Clerk of the County Court. Elsie was very proud of her Slovenian heritage and enjoyed cooking recipes passed down by her family. She was also known for her talent as a seamstress. She continued to sew and make alterations until very recently. Elsie was also a proud Grey Lady volunteer at St. Mary Corwin Hospital for the past 38 years. She is survived by her son, John R. Barker; grandchildren, John Barker Jr., Carol (Dave) Cosby, Joe (Erin) Barker, Laurie (Charles) Meili, Janine (Scott) Vinsonhaler, Ted (Vicki) Speier, Jim (Tina) Barker and 15 great-grandchildren. Elsie is preceded in death by her husband, John J. Barker; daughter, Sharon Kidd; sister, Dorothy Petersen and daughter-in-law, Jayrene Barker. A celebration of life will be at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 10:00 am, Friday, March 18, 2011. Interment Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers or food, please make a donation to the Alzheimer's Association or the Leukaemia Lymphoma Society in care of the funeral home. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Barker, Louella
Louella Hare Barker – Walsenburg World – April 8, 1909 – Died at Gardner, Colorado, on Saturday, April 3, 1909, Mrs. Luella Hare Barker, age 24 years. Deceased went to Gardner but a short time ago for the benefit of her health. She leaves a husband, an electrician, who works at Trinidad. The Barkers came to Colorado from Canada for the benefit of Mrs. Barker’s health a short time ago. The funeral services were held from the Gardner church Sunday. Undertaker Furphy attended to the services.

Barker, Peggy
Peggy Walker Barker - Denver Post - February 9, 2008 - Peggy Walker Barker, 85, of Lakewood. Born in Trinidad, Colo. Mother of Brett and Peggy Lee. Grandmother of Lisa Jelliffe, Laura Jelliffe-Pawlowski and Ashley Moore. Great Grandmother of Jeffrey, Maggie, Anthony and Matthew. Memorial Service Tuesday, 11:00 am, Unity Temple, 1555 Race St. Memorials to American Heart Assoc., 1280 So. Parker Road, Denver, CO 80231.

Barkley, Marvin
Marvin Barkley - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 2017 - Marvin Barkley, 77, passed away July 20, 2017, on his 77th birthday. He was born to Arthur Barkley and Grace McLaughlin Barkley on July 20, 1940, in Benedict, Kan. He is survived by wife, Roselee Barkley; sister, Joyce Thomas; stepchildren, Glen (Marsha) Mapes, Stewart (Paulette) Mapes, Irene Mapes, Brenda Mapes; grandchildren, great-grand-children, numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Preceded in death by parents; siblings, Nada, Mabel, Bessie, Minnie, Albert, Owen, Doris, Neva and Charles. Marvin was a longtime CDOT employee. He served in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged after four years of service. He loved sports, especially football. He proudly played in the state championship football game in 1958 and was a proud Central Wildcat graduate of 1959. He also enjoyed car racing and loved working at Beacon Hill. Marvin was a simple man, so here's to baloney, white bread and hot peppers. Rest in peace. Service, 11 a.m. Friday, July 28, 2017, at Community of Christ, 66 Blackburn Lane. Memorials to Central Wildcats Class of 1959 Scholarship Fund or Community of Christ.

Barksdale, William E. Jr.
William E. Barksdale Jr. - The Gazette - Nov. 18, 2012 - Bill died at Penrose Hospital after a sudden fatal heart attack, with his family at his side. He suffered so much pain in life, now he is at peace. After retiring from retail sales in 1999, he focused on his many passions: his yard; travel with his wife, always finding interesting places to visit; searching for treasures in the thrift shops; playing the slot machines at any casino he passed. He enjoyed card games with friends and playing Santa to all the children who were drawn to him. Lively debates of religion and politics were common. He is survived by his wife of fifty years Martha, sons William III and Richard of Colorado Springs, his grandson William IV of Colorado Springs, a brother Albert of Trinidad and a sister Cheryl Patrick of Westminster, also many dear nieces, nephews, family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents William E. and Lilly Crismon Barksdale. The family is hosting a gathering at the family home, 1814 Francis Place, Colorado Springs on Saturday, November 24 from 11 am to 5 pm to share memories and celebrate his life.

Barlow, Kenneth
Kenneth Barlow - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2017 - Kenneth Barlow, 72. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Barlow, Lynn
Lynn (Gladys) Barlow - The Daily Sentinel - August 20, 2006 - Lynn (Gladys) Barlow September 26, 1922 - August 12, 2006 Lynn (Gladys) Barlow passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2006, in Grand Junction, CO. She was 83 years old. Lynn had lived in the Palisade - Grand Junction area for the last seven years. The Durango area had been her home from 1973 to 1999. Lynn was born in Pueblo, CO., September 26, 1922, to Chester and Gertrude McDaniel. She was the fourth of ten children. She grew up on a farm south of Rye, Colorado and graduated from Rye High School in 1940.. She married Stan Barlow in 1941, and they were married for 61 years until his death in 2002. As a military wife, Lynn had many interesting experiences. During WWII, she worked as an electrician’s helper at an aircraft factory in San Diego. One of her favorite experiences was living in an abandoned headquarters building near Honolulu, Hawaii during the late 1940's. She also lived in Misawa, Japan, where she very much enjoyed the culture and learned to speak passable Japanese. After Japan, she and her family moved back to Colorado Springs where Lynn was employed as the secretary for the vice dean of the Air Force Academy, her all time favorite job. In 1973, after her husband's retirement from the Air Force, Lynn moved to Bayfield, CO, where she and Stan established a small ranch. Lynn became a realtor and worked for 18 years selling property in the La Plata County area. While in Bayfield, they enjoyed their menagerie of horses, dogs, cats and geese and their beautiful yard and green pastures. They had many adventures both on horseback and on their Honda Goldwing. Always ready for a party, Lynn helped to establish the annual Fourth of July parade in Bayfield. She started the "Barlow" birthday club in the Durango area which still has excellent attendance after 18 years. In 1999, Lynn and Stan moved to Palisade to get better medical care for Stan. Lynn remained in the Grand Junction area after Stan's death. She most recently resided at the Commons. Lynn was an avid reader and an excellent gardener. She loved attending the First Baptist Church in Palisade. Lynn is survived by three daughters; Carole Jackson (Craig) of Las Vegas, Danah Barlow (Marc Ross) of Durango and Susan Barlow-Cowles (Bill) of Palisade, six grandchildren; Honey Wilkinson of Palisade, Jacob Wilkinson (Sarah) of Grand Junction, Jered Wilkinson (Robin) of Gunnison, Becky Gadberry (Heath) of Fayetteville, NC, Marissa Sadler of Boulder, CO and 11 great grandchildren. Services will be at the Canyon View Vineyard Church (small chapel) 736 24 1/2 Rd., Grand Junction, CO on Thursday, August 24th at 11:00 a.m. A memorial service in Durango will be planned at a later date. Interment will be at Greenmount Cemetery in Durango.

Barlow, Vanessa
Vanessa Barlow - Harwood Cremation and Funeral Service - June 30, 2015 - Vanessa Barlow, 56, passed away June 18, 2015 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Vanessa was born May 27, 1959 to Richard and Evelyn (Kimber) Barlow in Delhart, Texas. Vanessa spent some time every October in Cuchara, Co with her sewing group. Most of all, she enjoyed her family and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her father Richard Barlow; daughters, Melissa (Chris) Hartless and Sea Flakes; siblings, Vachon (Tom) Bouchard and Monty (Sandy) Barlow; grandchildren, Aiden and Taytum Hartless and Jerome, Bryton, and Ebony Flakes; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother. At her request there will be no service. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Harwood Funeral Home.

Barnard, Earl C.
Earl C. Barnard – Florence Citizen – March 4, 1982 – Earl C. Barnard of 617 ½ W. 3rd, Florence, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1982, at Pueblo. He was born May 19, 1894 in Elizabeth, Colo., and was 87 years old. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 27, at the First United Methodist Church of Florence with the Rev. Claude H. Sullivan officiating. Pallbearers were Delbert Angel, Dana Angel, Howard Gore, Harold Watkins, Joe Irvine and Mike Krauth. Barnard had moved to Florence as a young man. He later moved to Delta, Colo., where he lived 25 years and then moved back to Florence where he lived the past 37 years. He was an accountant and bookkeeper and had worked for the county assayer’s office, as well as owned and operated the Florence Greenhouse and Flower Shop for 12 years. He was a former secretary of the Florence Chamber of Commerce and was instrumental in efforts to locate the Pabco Co. in the area. A veteran of World War I, serving in the U.S. Army, Barnard was a life member, holding his 5-year pin, of the Florence BPO Elks, No. 611. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Florence. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Beatrice McQuay, in 1939. He then married Marion O. Bowser on July 22, 1940. She survives as do two sons and a daughter, Earl C. Barnard Jr. of Boise, Idaho, James E. Barnard of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Marianne E. Angel of Pueblo. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two sisters, Gladys Armstrong and Adella Barnard, both of Santa Barbara, Calif. He was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond A. Barnard, in 1965. Burial was at Union Highland Cemetery, Florence, with Florence Mortuary in charge of arrangements. Those wishing may make contributions to the First United Methodist Church of Florence Memorial Fund.

Barnard, Rachel V.
Rachel V. Barnard - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 2014 - Rachel V. Barnard, 100, from Fowler, passed away on Dec. 12, 2014. Rachel was born on Jan. 19, 1914, to parents, Dan W. and Mary Ellen Jones. The family moved from Protection, Kan., when Rachel was 5 years old, to Rocky Ford. She graduated from Rocky Ford High School. She married Marshall Boon Barnard on May 9, 1935, in Fowler. They resided in Fowler, where she spent the rest of her life. Rachel was a member of the Fowler Christian Church. She cherished her family and her Christian faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Barnard; her daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Bill Leffler; her parents, Dan and Mary Ellen Jones; three brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Rich) Hoover from Larkspur, Colo.; four nieces; four nephews; and grandchildren, Chad Hoover, Carie Miller, Lon Hoover, Diane Goddard and Amy Smith. Rachel’s funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 at the Fowler Christian Church. She is to be laid to rest in the Fowler Cemetery. Eaton Family Funeral Home is in charge in the arrangements.

Barndollar, W. Y.
W. Y. Barndollar – Walsenburg World – March 25, 1896 – W. Y. Barndollar Killed – Shot in Front of His Own Residence in Pueblo – Pueblo, Colorado, March 21 – W. Y. Barndollar, an old resident of this city, was shot by holdups in front of his house on Court Street last evening. His pockets were rifled and his money taken, but his watch was left. The whole community is excited over the murder. A committee of prominent citizens has telegraphed to Governor McIntire, asking him to offer an additional $1,000 reward for the murderers, on the part of the state, the County Commissioners having offered that amount. All morning the city and county officers have been on the alert and every hard-looking vagrant is arrested on suspicion, but, as yet, no definite clue has been found. The bloodhounds arrived from Walsenburg at 12:30 and the officers have taken them to the scene of the crime, hoping that the keen sense of the animals will enable them to trace the murderers.

Barnes, Clifton B.
Clifton B. Barnes - Huerfano World - April 19, 2016 - Clifton B. Barnes, 62, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 17, 2016. Memorial Service will be at 10 am, Saturday, April 23, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2011 Coolidge, Rye, CO 81069.

Barnes, Henry Lee
Henry Lee Barnes - Michigan City News-Dispatch - September 26, 2012 - Henry Lee Barnes, 83, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2012, at Franciscan St. Anthony Health Center in Michigan City. Henry was born November 24, 1928 in Trinidad, Colorado to Ira and Flossie (McNeil) Barnes, who preceded him in death. He married Helen E. Barnes in 1955 in Crown Point, Indiana; Helen also preceded him in death. Henry is survived by his son, Wayne (Judy) Barnes of Herndon, Virginia; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Melissa, Amy and Amber; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Colin. He was preceded in death by brothers, Ira and Lloyd Barnes and sister, Betty. Henry was a member and elder of the Earl Road Christian Church. He served his country in the U. S. Army during the Korean War, and was a VFW member. Henry was also a proud member of the Michiana Clowns. Services are private and arrangements are being handled by Geisen-Carlisle Funeral and Cremation Services, 613 Washington St., Michigan City, Indiana 46360. Memorial contributions may be made in Henry’s name to Earl Road Christian Church, 11232 Earl Road, Michigan City, Indiana 46360.

Barnes, John S.
John S. Barnes – Walsenburg World – April 22, 1915 – Died at Las Vegas, Nevada, on Monday, April 12, Mr. John S. Barnes, an old time resident of this place. Mr. Burns was for many years in the employ of the CF & I Company. He was born in Missouri but has been a resident of Huerfano County except for a short time lately for the last 35 years. The deceased is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Ida Erwin of LaVeta, and by four children, Howard Barnes, of Brilliant, New Mexico, Mrs. Mable McNeil of Nevada, and Misses Catherine and Ida Barnes, teachers in the Walsenburg public schools. Mr. Barnes was a member of the Masonic Order at Walsenburg, and services were held by this order, after which the body was taken to LaVeta for burial.

Barnes, Meredith L.
Meredith L. Barnes - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 2015 - Meredith L. Barnes, 98. Private interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Barnes, Mollie Jane
Mollie Jane (Moxley) Barnes - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 2017 - Mollie Jane (Moxley) Barnes, 86, entered eternal life on Sept. 5, 2017. Mollie was born in Clinton, Ohio, and resided in Barberton, Ohio, most of her life. Mollie and her husband, Jack Barnes, later moved to Pueblo, Colo. Mollie was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Stanley Barnes. She is survived by three daughters, Patreece (Dennis) Welser, Susan Hankla and Laurie (Conrad) Storad; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Mollie had a special talent for knitting, quilting and decorating her home. She loved the companionship of her many pets throughout her life. Mollie will be greatly missed by her family in both Ohio and Colorado. A special thank you to her friends at Brookdale El Camino Assisted Living and Suncrest Hospice for the loving care that she received.

Barnett, Audrey Ann
Audrey Ann Barnett - Pueblo Chieftain - November 5, 2014 - Audrey Ann Barnett, 77, passed away Nov. 1, 2014. Audrey Ann Barnett Survived by husband, Charles “Chuck”; children, Michael (Vel) Barnett, Julie Barnett, Janet (George Heine) Barnett, Susan (Howard) Russell and Marie (Brian Lang) Barnett; nine grandchildren and their spouses; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous other family members. Preceded in death by parents; daughter, Anna Marie; and son-in-law, Jeffery Hoy. Audrey was born to Anthony and Angela Medved on March 22, 1937, in Pueblo. She was a retired supervisor of School District No. 60 Warehouse. Family was her life. Her kindness touched the hearts of many. She was proud of her Slovenian heritage and the neighborhood she lived in her entire life. Audrey was an avid bass fisherwoman. She was elected president of the Colorado B.A.S.S. Federation, making her the first woman president of any B.A.S.S. Federation in the United States. She loved to travel and enjoyed going to Cripple Creek. The family wishes to thank Dr. Shapiro, Parkview ICU staff and the respiratory therapists for giving us more time to spend with Mom. Additionally, we wish to express our gratitude to Sangre de Cristo Joni Fair Hospice House staff for their kindness and care allowing her to pass peacefully. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, St. Mary Church, 307 E. Mesa Ave. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary Church for the St. Nicholas Toy Drive.

Barnett, Mary
Mary J. Barnett - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 2017 - Mary J. Barnett passed away peacefully on Nov. 19, 2017, at the age of 82. She was born in Brighton, Colo., on March 3, 1935, to Tom and Rebecca (Silva) Fresquez. Mary is survived by her three sons, Don (Cecelia), Robert (Maria) and Richard Barnett; grandchildren, Donnie, Kailey and Bronson Barnett; sisters, Helen (John) Whelan, Dorothy Delgado, June (Larry) Goad, Barbara Ortiz; and brothers, Rene (Mona) Gutierrez, and George (Molly) Fresquez; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Donald J. Barnett; brothers, Thomas and Dick "Cook" Fresquez; and sister, Patsy Cooper. She graduated from Trinidad High School in 1954 and married Donald on Jan. 28, 1956. Mary enjoyed many activities including baking, needlepoint, gardening, nature walks and spending time with her grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. No services, at her request.

Barnett, Mike J.
Mike J. “Barney” Barnett - Pueblo Chieftain - January 1, 2016 - Mike J. “Barney” Barnett, 63, passed away Dec. 27, 2015. He is survived by his daughter, Ashlee East; sister, Marilyn (Louie) Pinto; brothers, Jack (Mary) and Patrick Barnett. Mike was a member of the Eagles No. 145. He retired from the Union Pacific Railroad in March of this year. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to PAWS Animal Shelter. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Barnhart, Carney J.
Carney Judson Barnhart – Pueblo Chieftain – December 1, 1918 – Day’s Casualty List – Coloradoans – Died of Disease – Carney J. Barnhart, Lamar, Colo. Note: Carney Judson Barnhart was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo. Note: Birth: Aug. 15, 1896, Tavern, Maries County, Missouri, USA; Death: Oct. 3, 1918, Brest, Departement du Finistère, Bretagne, France. Son of James A. and Mary Barnhart. Barnhart served in Company 1, 3rd Battalion, 41st Medical Replacement Unit. He died at Brest, France of Bronchial pneumonia. Of those who died from Pueblo in WWI his was the first body returned home to Pueblo.

Barnhart, Olive M.
Olive M. Barnhart - Pueblo Chieftain – July 24, 2014 - Olive M. Barnhart, 96, of Pueblo, born Aug. 11, 1917, passed away July 22, 2014, at the Villa Pueblo. Survived by her daughter, Mary (Gene) Wiant; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raney L. Barnhart Sr.; sons, Buddy Barnhart Jr., Bill Barnhart; two brothers; and three sisters. Olive spent most of her life in Beulah, Colo., and will be fondly remembered by all who knew her. The family wishes to thank the staff at Villa Pueblo and Sangre de Cristo Hospice for the wonderful and compassionate care they provided to Olive. At her request, cremation has taken place. Celebration of Life, 11 a.m. Aug. 9, 2014, Parkhill Baptist Church, 4235 Parkhill Place, in Pueblo. Pueblo Chieftain – July 25, 2014 - Olive M. Barnhart. Please note change in service location. Celebration of Life, 11 a.m. Aug. 9, 2014, Parkhill Christian Church, 1401 E. Seventh St., in Pueblo.

Barnhouse, John Edward
John Edward Barnhouse - Huerfano World - September 14, 2014 - It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the death of John Edward Barnhouse on Friday, September the 12th. A private service is to be held at St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church in La Veta, CO at 10 am on Friday, September 19th. A celebration of his life will be held at 109 West 8th Street in Walsenburg from 4 to 7 pm. Family and friends are encouraged to stop by (Hawaiian shirts optional). John was born and raised in Austin, Texas before moving to Dallas. He graduated from Sam Houston State University. After graduating he worked and lived in Colorado and Texas. He owned and operated an outdoor power equipment business in Sherman, TX for 12 years. While in Sherman, he joined the Andrew Randall and Travis Masonic lodges where he also served as Worshipful Master. He relocated to southern Colorado in 1996 to build his retirement home on property he had owned for many years. In Walsenburg, he worked for Corrections Corporation of America as a librarian before retiring. John is survived by his wife of 44 years, Vicki Barnhouse, and son Justin Barnhouse (wife Jennifer Coulter). Also surviving are his sister Rose Muros (husband Bill), two brothers, Robert and David, brother-in-law John Boucher (husband Randall Tyre), and by a large extended family. John was a loving husband, father, friend, and member of his community. He made friends where ever he went. John lived his life with humor, hard work, and love. He will be deeply missed.

Baros, Anthony L. Sr.
Anthony L. Baros Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 2015 - Anthony L. Baros Sr., 79, passed away in his home in Aurora on Dec. 8, 2015, where his daughter, Debbie Baros, provided care of him for the past 10 years. Remaining to cherish are Doris Caldwell, his former wife and mother of his children; Debbie, Scott, Stephanie and Anthony Jr.; grandchildren, Richard Tafoya and Nick Baros; and great-grandchild, Diego Ballesteros. Anthony was a devoted loving father who raised all four of his children and retired from the CF&I after 29 years as a skilled steel worker and mechanic. He was always ready to help anyone that was in need of help. He enjoyed going to church, beautiful cars and fast motorcycles. He truly lived a blessed life for 79 years and will be greatly missed. Visitation, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at the Romero Funeral Home in Pueblo, CO. Funeral Mass to follow at 10 a.m. Reception to follow in the Romero Hall.

Baros, John
John Baros - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2016 - John Baros, 92, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away, Monday, July 25, 2016. John was born Dec. 29, 1923, in Villanueva, N.M., to Juanita and Narciso Baros. He served in the Army during World War II. On April 4, 1949, he married Lela Sawa. John was employed at CF&I, blast furnace until his retirement. John is survived by his beautiful wife, Lela; and eight children, JoAnn Villanueva (Robert), Margarita Martinez (John), Daniel Baros (Cathe), Patricia Espinosa, Lawrence Baros (Chris), Fred Baros (Terri), Raymond Baros (Barbara), Juanita Morgan (Adoph); 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on July 29, 2016, at St. Anne Catholic Church. A celebration of life Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2701 E. 12th St., Pueblo, CO 81001. Pastor Mark Plewka will be officiating. Burial will follow at Imperial Gardens in Pueblo. Memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care.

Baros, Sarina Christine
Sarina Christine Baros - Pueblo Chieftain - November 2, 2016 - Sarina Christine Baros, 28, affectionately known as “Peena,” passed away Oct. 23, 2016. A lifetime Puebloan, she was born May 22, 1988. She is survived by her mother, Sharon (William Trujillo) Baros; her siblings, Sarah (Jose Delgado) Baros, Sonja Baros Perez and William Trujillo III; grandmother, Genevieve Haponenko; aunts, Judy Baros and Jeannie Jimenez; special friend, Patrick Perez; her dog, Theo; nieces and nephews, Sharyce, Yasmine, Jasper and Josiah Delgado. Sarina was preceded in death by grandfather, Eugene Baros; uncle, Eugene Baros Jr.; a cousin, Abram Baros. She loved her dog, Theo. Sarina had a beautiful soul, a very loving and giving person. Everyone had a special place in her heart. She loved spending time with family. Singing and making her music was such an enjoyment. Supreme was the favorite Cuzzo. She truly will be missed by everyone who loved her. Funeral service, 3 p.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel, Brother Norman Chavez officiating. Family will receive friends at Zaragoza Hall following services.

Baros, Thomas
Thomas Baros - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 2016 - Thomas Baros, 69, went to be with the Lord on April 10, 2016. Celebration of Life, 10 a.m. Saturday, at Romero Chapel.

Barr, James
James Franklin Barr - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2016 - James Franklin Barr, 83, passed away Aug. 27, 2016, in his home in Pueblo, Colo., surrounded by his family. James is survived by Helen, his wife of 60 years; daughters, Sheryl Barr and Carolyn Barr (Jay Johnson); son, Andrew Barr; grandsons, Jacob Barr and Wesley Barr; and granddaughter, Melissa Barr. A celebration of James’ life will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 2, 2016, in the Fowler Methodist Church. Interment will take place following the celebration service at the Fowler Cemetery, with both Masonic and military graveside ceremonies being performed. A reception will be held after the graveside services at the Fowler Golf Clubhouse.

Barr, Jeffery
Jeffery Barr - Denver Post - January 12, 2014 - Jeff Barr of Arvada, Colorado passed away Monday, January 6, 2014. Jeff was a loving father, son and friend to all. Jeff was born March 28, 1968 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Michael and Roberta Barr. He graduated from Centaurus High School in Lafayette, CO in 1986. Jeff received his Post Certification from Trinidad State Junior College Law Enforcement Academy in 2001. He worked as a Campus Supervisor at Ralston Valley High School for the last seven years. Prior to working with the school district he was employed by Town and Country Disposal in Erie, CO. Jeff is survived by his daughters Emilia and Moira, step-son Jesse Geck and their mother Melanie of Arvada, CO, mother Roberta (Fink) Barr of Louisville, CO, father Michael Barr of Arvada, CO, sister Janet (John) Moreth of Washington, DC, brother David (Amy) Barr of Waxhaw, NC, girlfriend Marie Solano of Broomfield, CO, two nieces, three nephews and extended family. A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, January 14 at Faith Bible Chapel, West Campus Family Worship Center and Atrium, 6250 Wright Street, Arvada, CO 80004. In lieu of flowers donations and sympathies to benefit his daughters will be gratefully accepted at the service or by mail to: Emilia and Moira Barr P. O. Box 2057 Arvada, CO 80001. Please see the Facebook group titled Jeff Barr, memorial page (January 6, 2014), full obit on Aspen's web site.

Barr, Linda L.
Linda L. Barr - Pueblo Chieftain - March 5, 2017 - Linda L. Barr. Feb.18, 1953 to Feb 27, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, George M. Barr. Linda is survived by her children, Shawna Valdez and Raylynn Walker; grandchildren, Jordana Vialpando, Hope (Stephen) Tugya, Natalie, Nathaniel and Hunter. She worked at Pueblo Community College for over 20 years. She was a kind soul that would help anyone in need. She will be dearly missed. Memorial service, 3 p.m., March 7, 2017, Romero Chapel. Reception to follow at her oldest daughter's home.

Barra, Beverly
Beverly "Bev" Weitzel Barra - Pueblo Chieftain - July 8, 2015 - Beverly “Bev” Weitzel Barra, 58, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away peacefully at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice on July 4, 2015, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Bev was originally from St. Cloud, Minn., and graduated from Technical High School. She moved to Colorado, where she met the love of her life, Richard Barra, who fondly referred to her as his “Bride” during their 37-year marriage. Bev was a Mary Kay Sales Director and had a jewelry business, Bev’s Baubles and Bling. She also worked for Dr. Kyle Schulz, D.D.S., and was a partner with her husband, Richard, in several businesses. Bev adored everyone she came into contact with and was known for her sweet, gentle, beautiful spirit and positive outlook on life. Bev lit up a room with her amazing smile, genuine warmth and engaging personality. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Jo Weitzel; and her father-in-law, Anthony Barra. Bev is survived by her husband, Richard; sisters, Pat (Frank) Banker, Barb (John) Brown and Nancy (Steven) Burry; in-laws, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. Bev loved her “girl-time” with family/friends, good conversation with all she came into contact with, doing thoughtful things for others, making people feel special, spending precious time with loved ones, extending “pink hugs” to all, shopping and chocolate. Bev will be dearly missed by all who knew her. A Celebration of Life Open House will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 12 (which would have been Bev’s 59th birthday) at the Pueblo Country Club, Spanish Peaks Room, 3200 Eighth Ave., Pueblo, Colo. Bev’s husband and family are asking guests to please bring a favorite photo and/or handwritten or typed note about how Bev touched their lives or a favorite story about Bev. These will be placed into a memory book for the family to cherish in the difficult days ahead. Those unable to attend are invited to mail memories/photos to P.O. Box 8173, Pueblo, CO 81008.

Barrack, Charles Murphy
Charles Murphy Barrack - Chronicle News - June 28, 2006 - Charles Murphy Barrack died on Monday, June 26, 2006 at Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad, Colorado. He was 87. Charles was born on October 10, 1918 to Sophia and Murphy Barrack in Trinidad. He attended Holy Trinity and graduated from high school in 1936. He attended the University of Notre Dame, graduating in 1940 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce. He then completed a year of post graduate study in business at the University of Colorado. He was united in marriage to Vivienne Genevieve Nicholas on September 14, 1941 in Enid, Okla. During World War II, Charles served with the U.S. Army’s 81st Wildcat Infantry Division in the Pacific and following the war was part of the Occupation forces. He returned to Trinidad and joined the family business, working with his father and brother Roger at Southern Motor Company on Elm Street, an automobile dealership and shop that had been established by Murphy Barrack in 1916. During his years as a Trinidad businessman, Charles was very active in the community. He served on Trinidad City Council, was a member of the Trinidad Planning Commission and the Trinidad Development Institute. He was president of the Trinidad Country Club, belonged to the Knights of Columbus, and was Commander of Fisher’s Peak Post 984, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Charles was preceded in death by his wife Vivienne; daughter Mary; two brothers, Roger and Michael; and sister Sue Calabrese. Survivors include sister Helen Hume; daughters, Miriam (James) Zappanti and Carol (Bruce) Emery; son David Barrack; grandsons, Brian, Mark, and John Zappanti, and Rex Emery; granddaughter Carrie Ann (Randy) Stutz; great-granddaughter Brittany Zappanti; cousin Lorraine Azar, and other cousins, nieces and nephews. A prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 2, 2006 at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 3, 2006 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, with graveside services following at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of food or flowers, donations may be made to Holy Trinity Academy. The family may be contacted at 240 Saddle Rd., Trinidad. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Barrack, Jimel
Jimel Barrack - Albuquerque Journal - November 25, 2007 - Jimel Barrack, 90, of Albuquerque passed away peacefully on November 22, 2007. He is survived by his children, Connie Aden and husband, Hal, Nancy Cangiolosi and husband, Joe, Jimmy Barrack, Cynthia McGowan, Jun Barrack, and Darlene Black and husband, Bud; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and many loved nieces, nephews and cousins. Jimel was preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years, Evelyn. He served in the US Marine Corp. during World War II. During his life he worked in various capacities in the liquor industry in both Colorado and New Mexico. Jimel's Indian Jewelry was his last business endeavor before retirement. He had a love for golf, horse racing and sports. He will be greatly missed and will always be remembered as a great dad, grandfather, and friend. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Services will be held Tuesday November 27, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at French Mortuary Chapel 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109. Reception will follow at Glory Christian Fellowship at 2417 Wyoming Blvd. NE 87112. Burial will take place in Jimel's home town of Trinidad, Colorado. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jimel Barrack's name to The American Lung Association at 7001 Menaul Blvd. NE, 87110, 505-265-0732 or to GCF African Orphanage at 2417 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112 Aspen Funeral Alternatives 1935 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87112.

Barrack, Wanda
Wanda Barrack - Chronicle News - March 17, 2010 - Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Wanda Barrack, went home to be with her family in Christ on March 8, 2010. She passed away at home surrounded by her loving family. Family services were held at Comi Funeral Home on Friday, March 12, 2010. Pastor Kim Pittman presided. Music was provided by grandchildren, Andra Duke and Craig Johnson. Wanda was born in Oklahoma on May 7, 1927 to parents, Algia Robertson and Alma Leuceil Conway. She married George Barrack on August 9, 1946. He preceded her in death on March 4, 1996. Also preceding her in death is her son, George Algia; sisters, Bess, Nell, Oleta; and brothers, Loren and Aurell. Wanda worked in finance for many years. She began and co-operated G&W Motorcycle Sales and Services with her husband, George. Their business had dealings world wide. Her greatest love and her legacy is her family. She loved watching them grow and acknowledged their achievements. She taught them to be strong through adversity and to stay close to the Lord. She also taught them the importance of a family that loves, cares, supports, understands and accepts each other. Wanda was an avid reader and enjoyed a variety of works and genres by her favorite authors. She crocheted many beautiful pieces. Among everyone's favorites are the intricate keepsake baby blankets. She was intelligent, witty, fun, and had a clever saying for every situation. The beauty and strength of her spirit and teachings will remain with us forever. Wanda is survived by her children, Jane (Robert), Gary (Toni) and Lynn. Also, her grandchildren, Renee (Bill), Marie (Anthony), John, Gary, Craig (Lisa), Andra (Steven), Eric (Heidi), Leon, Elisha, Nicholas and Noah. Her great-grandchildren are Justin, Madison, Mollie, Alexander, Natalya, Colin, Elyssa, Brennan and Sienna. She is also survived by Robertson and Barrack nieces and nephews and greats. She was especially close to nephew, Clell Keith and niece, Barbara Yeager. A special “Thank You” to her Granddaughter, Janet Marie Trammell, R.N. for making her home care possible. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Barrera, John
John Barrera - Chronicle News - February 23, 2005 - In loving memory of John Barrera, born May 15, 1941, died February 12, 2005. John is a loving father of nine. John was born in the Barrera family home in Trinidad, Colorado. John was born to Lillian Barrera and Paul Crespin. John lost his mother to tuberculosis when he was four and his sister was seven months. Life was not easy so both the children were split up. John was raised by his Grandmother Mary Nucci and his sister was raised with her father. They were both like night and day. He was a musician and she was a preacher's daughter. They both loved one another dearly. It has been her prayers that brought his children and grandchildren to the Lord. John lost one of his younger sons, Chuy, at 23 years of age. After Chuy’s death, he lost a part of himself. He found a way to drown his sorrows, leading himself into alcohol. This brought on two strokes. One day six months ago he had forgot he drank alcohol, and by the grace of God we were blessed with six more months of his wonderful life. We all cherished every moment we had with him. The final stoke hit and God still let us have one more week with him. We were so lucky to have been able to express how greatly he was loved by us all. He was blessed with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. All of his grandchildren love him and will all cherish precious moments in their hearts. Those who are too young, will always be told what a loving grandfather they had. He will always have a place in so many hearts, and for this he will never be forgotten. Life sent him on so many adventures. We all know he took us on quite a few adventures ourselves. He is now dancing in the clouds and looking down on us. John was so proud of all that were his and will now watch over us all. With that crazy laugh and gracious smile, go, daddy, take your place with the Lord and continue to give warmth to all. Father of Lillian (Gilbert) Martinez, Robert (Annie) Barrera, Lola (Frank) Medina, Fred (Jamie) Barrera, Ramona Ortiz, John Barrera Jr., Esperanza Ronquillo, Trinidad (Sarah) Ronquillo, and many others and the late Jesus Barrera; countless Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, February 25, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. at His Love Fellowship Church, 9th & Kalamath, Denver, CO; followed by interment at Ft. Logan National Cemetery at 11:00 a.m., staging area “B”. Arrangements made by Trevino Mortuary, Denver.

Barrera, Jose Eugene
Jose Eugene Barrera - Chronicle News - August 30, 2006 - Jose Eugene Barrera affectionately known as "Bear" and “Pappy” passed away unexpectedly on August 28, 2006 at Mt. San Rafael Hospital. He was born in Trinidad, Colorado on August 24, 1939 to Maria (Garcia) and Eugene Barrera. Joe served his country in the United States Marine Corp. He was employed as a Trinidad City Fireman for 23 years and was currently employed by the High Plains Excavating and Construction Co. He will best be remembered for being "Santa Claus" for 23 years, helping children of all ages. Preceding him in death was father Eugene Barrera and brother Richard Barrera. Survivors are wife of forty-two years Mary of home address, daughter Theresa (Shawn) Barrett, Trinidad, grandchildren, Joseph Rivas, Mandy Rivas, Brian Barrera, and Brandy Barrera, mother Mary Barrera, Denver, brother Ben (JoAnn) Barrera, Pueblo, sister Rose (Leroy) Baca, Trinidad, and numerous other relatives. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00PM -6:00PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be Thursday, August 31, 2006 at 7:00PM at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, September 1, 2006 at 10:00AM at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by the US Marine Honor Guard. Family may be contacted at the home address. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Barrera, Mary G.
Mary G. Barrera - Chronicle News - April 17, 2013 - Mary G. Barrera (Nana) age 92, went to be with the Lord on April 13, 2013. She was born in Harding, New Mexico to Bernardo and Raquel Garcia. She was preceded in death by parents, her husband Eugene and sons Joe and Richard. She is survived by son Ben (JoAnn) Barrera, daughter, Rose (Leroy) Baca, 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by daughters in law Mary Esther Barrera, Roxanne Sandoval, special friend Bob Ruiz, brother Chris (Peggy) Garcia, sisters in law Mary Rivera, and Nora Garcia. She will be greatly missed by numerous relatives, friends and caregivers, Dr. Gregory Berens and staff of the Life Care Center of Pueblo. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Scriptural Services and Rosary will be held Friday, April 19, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Jeremy Barron, Richard Barrera, Carlos Barrera, Brian Barrera, Joseph Rivas and Matthew Baca. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Barrera, Mary T.
Mary T. Barrera - Chronicle News - August 25, 2017 - Mary T. Barrera age 78, passed away unexpectedly on August 22, 2017 at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colo. She was born in Olathe, Colorado on April 9, 1939 to Anita (Romero) and Leo Trujillo. Mary enjoyed gambling and playing the slot machines. The greatest joy in her life was spoiling her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be missed by all her were fortunate to have had her in their lives. Preceding her in death are parents Anita and Leo Trujillo, beloved husband of 42 years Jose Eugene Barrera, sister Betty Sims and brother Dan Trujillo. Survivors are her daughter Theresa Barrera, Texas, grandchildren, Joseph Rivas, Mandy Rivas, Brian Barrera and Brandy (Ammar) Abdalla. Also surviving are great grandchildren, Aaden Rivas, Braden Williams, Jordan Rivas, Caius Abdalla, Kian Abdalla and soon to arrive great granddaughter Phaye Abdalla, siblings, Pete (Sharon), Tom, David (JoAnn), Kathy, Frances (Kirk), brothers and sisters in law, Ben (JoAnn) Barrera, Pueblo, Rose (Leroy) Baca, Trinidad, numerous nieces nephews other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Sunday from Noon-4 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Funeral Services will be Monday, August 28, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Comi Chapel. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active Pallbearers are Brian Barrera, Joseph Rivas, Jeremy Barron, Carlos Barrera, Richard Barrera and Mandy Rivas. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Barrett, Donna
Donna Barrett - Pueblo Chieftain - June 9, 2015 - Donna Barrett, 76, of Sioux City, Iowa, formerly of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Monday, June 1, 2015, at Unity Point Health – St. Luke’s in Sioux City, Iowa. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 11, 2015, at the Christian Family Fellowship Church in Canon City, Colo. Burial will be in Quinter, Kan. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home. Carlsen Funeral Home - June 9, 2015 - Donna Barrett, 76, of Sioux City, Iowa, formerly of Pueblo, Colorado passed away Monday, June 1, 2015 at Unity Point Health – St. Luke’s in Sioux City. There will be no local services. A Celebration of Life Service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 11, 2015 at the Christian Family Fellowship Church in Canon City, Colorado. Burial will be in Quinter, Kansas. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home – Schroeder Chapel in Akron. Donna Lou Lake was born August 24, 1938 in Beloit, Kansas, the daughter of Alvis and Fern (Heitschmidt) Lake. She attended school in Culver and Enterprise, Kansas, before graduating from Longmont High School in Longmont, Colorado. Donna met her husband, Claude Barrett, while attending Fort Hays State in Hays, Kansas. She was united in marriage to Claude Milton Barrett in September 17, 1957 in Longmont, Colorado. They made their home in Aurora, Fort Collins, Littleton, Canon City, Colorado Springs and Pueblo West, Colorado. Donna worked numerous administrative and clerical duties until she began her involvement and employment with the Navigators Ministries in Colorado Springs. After moving to Pueblo West, Colorado, she worked as a secretary for the Majestic Baptist Church until her retirement. Claude passed away March 1, 2014 in Pueblo. After Claude’s passing, she moved to Akron, Iowa for a short time before moving to Sioux City, Iowa to live at Northern Hills Independent Living. Through the years, she enjoyed knitting, quilting, scrap booking and Facebook. While in living in Pueblo, she was a member of Majestic Baptist Church. She was active in church activities, including numerous small group bible studies. Her passion and love were spending time with friends and family, especially her grandchildren and great children. She will be greatly missed. Survivors include her three sons: Randy (Nita) Barrett of Leesburg, VA, Jeff (Shireen) Barrett of Minneapolis, MN, and Kerry (Marla) Barrett of Akron, IA; 9 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Claude; and a daughter: Melony Gay Barrett.

Barrett, Hugh Edwards
Hugh Edwards Barrett – Pueblo Chieftain – April 9, 1918 – Hugh E. Barrett Is Dead from Illness Contracted in Camp – Hugh Edwards Barrett, oldest son of Harry M. Barrett, principle of East Denver High School, will be buried in Denver on the afternoon of Thursday, April 11, his twenty-first birthday. Young Barrett enlisted in the hospital corps of the United States Army less than 3 weeks ago and after 10 days active service caring for patients in the army hospital at Fort Logan was stricken with pneumonia, contracted, it is believed, from one of the men he was caring for, and died last night at 7 o'clock after an illness of less than a week. Hugh Edwards Barrett spent most of his life in Pueblo and the family is widely known and highly esteemed here. His father H. M. Barrett was for years principal of Central High School. Pueblo Chieftain – April 11, 1918 – Persons and Events – Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Hartman, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Graham, Prof. and Mrs. J. F. Keating motored to Shady Brook, Camp Stratton, yesterday afternoon where they spent the night. This morning they will resume their journey to Denver where they will attend the funeral of Hugh Edwards Barrett. Pueblo Chieftain – April 11, 1918 – Persons and Events – Mrs. Ward Moore and Miss Clara June Moore will go to Denver early this morning to attend the funeral of Hugh Edwards Barrett. Miss Moore will go to Fort Collins on Friday where she will spend the week-end with Miss Carolyn Curry at the State Agricultural college. Pueblo Chieftain – April 11, 1918 – Persons and Events – Mr. D. K. Dunton will leave this morning for Denver to be present at the funeral services of Hugh Edwards Barrett. Pueblo Chieftain – April 12, 1918 – Personals – Mr. and Mrs. Ward Moore and daughter, Florence, 201 Quincy street, went to Denver yesterday at attend the obsequies of the late Edward Barrett, son of Prof. and Mrs. Barrett. Before returning to Pueblo Miss Moore will go to Ft. Collins as the guest of Miss Carrie Currie, who is attending college there. Pueblo Chieftain – April 14, 1918 – Personals – Mr. and Mrs. D. K. Dunton motored to Denver on Thursday to attend the funeral of Hugh Edwards Barrett.

Barrett, Mary Ann
Mary Ann Barrett - Chronicle News - January 31, 2014 - Mary Ann Barrett, 69, passed away January 28, 2014 at her La Junta home. She was born on April 9, 1944 in Delta, Colorado to Carl and Josephine (Gonzales) Trujillo. Mary resided in Trinidad for many years then she married Ralph Colangelo in 1957 and they moved to Denver where they raised their five children. She then moved to Riverside, California where she married Vernon Barrett, Sr. in 1976 and they had one son. They later moved to Ft. Morgan, Colo. in 1991 and then in 1992 they moved to La Junta where she spent the rest of her years. Mary enjoyed going to yard sales, spending time and caring for her grandchildren. She loved to take road trips and traveling often with many people. She will be missed dearly by her family and friends. She is survived by her children, Margie Colangelo of Fountain, Colo.; Ralph ”Jr.” Colangelo of Kansas; Daniel “Randy” Colangelo of La Junta; Marla Hensley of Idaho; Melissa Colangelo of La Junta; Vernon Barrett, Jr. of La Junta; Siblings, Carl, Mike, and Larry Trujillo, and Bernice (Ferman) Whatley; 18 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Steven and Daniel Trujillo; and sister, Carmen Armijo. Memorial service will be Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Peacock Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Arkansas Valley Hospice, PO Box 408, La Junta, Colo., 81050 direct or through the funeral home. Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home & Arkansas Valley Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Barrett, Peter
Peter Barrett – Walsenburg World – March 29, 1900 – He Hung Himself – An Old Railroad Man Tired Of Life – On Friday morning Coroner Rice was notified that the body of a man was hanging to a tree just below the pump station at Cuchara. An investigation revealed that it was the body of Peter Barrett, an old-time railroad man and well known in this part of the county as having been connected with both roads here. When last seen during his lifetime, he was sitting beneath a tree upon which he hanged himself reading the newspaper. He had a pack of blankets and clothing with him. This pack was tied with a bit of cotton clothes line. He took the cord from the pack, made a noose of the cord, put it around his neck, fastened the other end of the cord securely to a limb and swung out into eternity. The old man was unable to work and had been drinking some and probably in a fit of despondency took his own life. His body was brought to A. R. Campbell’s undertaking rooms here in Walsenburg where it was delivered to Undertaker McMahon of Pueblo at the request of his daughters, one of whom resides in Pueblo, and the other being the wife of Section Foreman Bailey of Mayne.

Barrier, Virginia J.
Virginia J. Barrier - Chronicle News - August 29, 2014 - Virginia J. Barrier, 72, of Reynoldsburg, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. Virginia worked for ARC Industries and later for Sage at Goodwill. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chancey “Jack” and Myrl Barrier; brother Jimmy K. Barrier; brother-in-law, Lawrence Freeman and her beloved cats Bugsy and Brutus. Virginia is survived by her sisters, Mary Jo Freeman of Reynoldsburg, Ohio and Zoe Ann (Simon) Padilla of Trinidad, Colorado; nieces and nephews, Don and Robert Freeman, Antoinette Davidson, Chauncey and Joseph Padilla; and other nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Virginia’s family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Mt. Carmel hospice for their loving and devoted care of Virginia. Arrangements under the care of the Cotner Funeral Home, Reynoldsburg.

Barron, Bonifacio
Bonifacio Barron – Walsenburg World – February 19, 1904 – Died at his home in the south part of town on last Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock, Mr. Bonifacio Barron, at the age of 57 years, 9 months, and 17 days. For some time past, Mr. Barron had been suffering from a paralytic stroke. Funeral services were held at the Catholic Church on Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock and interment made in the Catholic Cemetery. The deceased leaves a wife and five children. The children being, Mrs. Charles Sanchez, F. I. Barron, Frank Barron and two daughters.

Barron, Joseph Daniel
Joseph Daniel Barron - Chronicle News - May 11, 2010 - Joseph Daniel Barron, age 63, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on March 28, 2010, in Lafayette, Colo., after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on November 9, 1946, in Trinidad and attended local schools, graduating from Trinidad High School with the Class of 1964. He enlisted in the United States Air Force and received his basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. He served in France and Germany and was honorably discharged in 1968. Danny was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Emily Garcia, on August 2, 1969 at Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Trinidad and they made their home in Denver, Colo. He was preceded in death by his young son, David Alan; his grandparents, J.C. and Eloisa Barron; his uncle, Bob Barron, and his father-in-law and mother in-law, Gabe and Donie Garcia. Danny is survived by his wife, Emily, of the family home; daughters, Danielle (Rick) Haro, and Valerie Barron; granddaughters, Angelica and Ariana Haro; his mother, Carmen Wristen of Trinidad; brother, Rich (Nan) Barron of Loveland, Colo., uncle, Rudy (Berta) Barron; aunts, Carolyn (Roger) Hernandez, Patricia (John) Lovato and Roberta Comacho. A memorial service was held April 2, 2010, at the Avalon Funeral Home in Lafayette under the direction of Erlinger Funeral Home. Burial was April 7, 2010, at Fort Logan Military Cemetery with members of the Air Force Honor Guard officiating and presented the American Flag to his widow. There will be Memorial Mass at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 15 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinidad.

Barron, Lesley Jerome
Lesley Jerome Barron - Chronicle News - August 18, 2017 - Lesley Jerome Barron, age 70, of Penrose Colorado, passed away on July 19, 2017 at Veterans Administration Community Living Center in Pueblo due to ongoing complications with COPD, Agent Orange, and various other illnesses. Lesley was born on July 26, 1946 in Segundo, Colorado to Oscar and Evelyn Barron. Les was an old cowboy. He lived a hard life from the get go. He rode in the rodeo, built high rise buildings, did underground welding, and was a highly skilled craftsman/handyman/mechanic but what he was most proud of was serving his country during the Vietnam War. He was in the United State Navy on board the USS Colonial LSD -18 from July 29, 1963 to July 29, 1969. He was honorably discharged as a Damage Control Man, Petty Officer Third Class. Les loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, etc. Les will be missed by many who knew him. Les was preceded in death by his parents, his uncle Stanley S. Barron Jr., and uncles Grant and Earl Barron. Les is survived by his children, Tony Stewart, daughters Donna & Leslie Barron, grandchildren Bianca, Dakota and Andre Jr., his aunt Linda Barron, and cousin Lance Barron of Stonewall, Colorado, numerous nieces and nephews and many good friends, especially Steve and Patsy Larson. Les donated his body to science. Service for Les is set for Saturday, September 9th at 10 a.m. at Stonewall Community Church with Rev Jason Starinieri, with interment following at the Stonewall Community Cemetery. Celebration of life for Les will be at Whiskey Creek Ranch. Chronicle News - September 7, 2017 - Lesley Jerome Barron, age 70 of Penrose Colorado, passed away on July 19, 2017. Lesley was born on July 26, 1946 in Segundo, Colorado to Oscar and Evelyn Barron. Service is set for Saturday, September 9 at 10 a.m. at Stonewall Community Church with Rev Jason Starinieri, with interment following at the Stonewall Community Cemetery. Celebration of life will be at Whiskey Creek Ranch. For additional information, contact his son Tony at lilstew1982@gmail.com or Linda Barron at 719-846-8223.

Barron, Roberta L.
Roberta L. (Romero) Barron - Chronicle News - October 24, 2016 - Roberta L. Barron (Berta) passed away on October 15, 2016, at the age of 69. Berta was born November 4, 1946 in Trinidad, Colorado where she was also a longtime resident. She graduated from TSJC as a licensed cosmetologist, she also worked briefly as a coal miner and bartended at various local bars. She was loved by all of her customers and made many lifelong friends. Berta was an avid Broncos fan, she loved to bake, cook and go fishing and spend time with her children and grandchildren and her beloved dog Bear. Berta was preceded in death by her soulmate Rudy, her son Frisco Duran, her parents Elias and Adela Romero, her siblings: Margaret Lucero, Tillie Ortiz, Elias “Lefty”, Jake and Louie Romero and Becky Wiening. Left to cherish her memory is her brother Rueben Romero (Elaine); Sons: Kenneth Duran (Kiki Henderson), TJ Duran (Sheila), Daughter in law Brenda M Duran all of Trinidad. Numerous sisters in law and brothers in law; Grandchildren: Dustin Hengl, Deidra Duran, Zachary Busby, Gabbie, Jacquie, Frisco, Bronwyn and Kaitlynn Duran, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and true friends. Services will be held at Comi Funeral Home on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 11 a.m.. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Barron, Rudy
Rudy Barron - Chronicle News - October 5, 2015 - Rudy Barron, loving husband, dad and pappy passed away September 29, 2015 in Pueblo, Colo. He was born July 19, 1936 in Trinidad, Colo. to Jose C. and Eloisa (Orge) Barron. Rudy was a 1954 graduate of Primero High School. On December 30, 1988 he was united in marriage to Roberta L. Romero. He served in the US Army from 1960-1964. He worked at various gas stations until 1976 and then worked at area coal mines as a bolter until he retired. He loved watching his Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies. He was greatly loved by his grandchildren and loved spending time with them. Rudy will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Jose C. and Eloisa, brothers Robert (Bob) and Danny Barron and stepson Frisco Duran. He is survived by his loving wife Berta Barron; Sons, Dennis (Amy) Barron of Manchester NH; Kenneth Duran, T.J. (Sheila) Duran, Brenda Duran; Grandchildren, Dustin Hengl, Deidra Duran, Zach Busby, Gabbie Duran, Jacquie Duran, Tyler Barron, Frisco Duran, Bronwyn Duran, Dayna Barron, Kaitlynn Duran; Brother, Rich (Nancy) Barron of Loveland, Colo., Sisters, Carmen Wristen of Trinidad, Lina (Roger) Hernandez of La Junta, Colo., Pat (John) Lovato of Pueblo, Colo., Berta Comacho of Denver, Colo.; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Services will be Wednesday October, 7th at 11:00 a.m., at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. The family may be contacted at the home address. Arrangements are made under the direction of Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Barron, Stanley S. Jr.
Stanley S. Barron, Jr. - Chronicle News - January 21, 2004 - Stanley S. Barron, Jr., age 82, passed away at home on January 17, 2004. He was born on July 4, 1921 in Trinidad, Colo. to Stanley S. and Bunola Barron, Sr. Stan graduated from Sopris High School in 1939. During high school, he set several long-standing state records in distance running. He attended TSJC flight school from 1939 through 1941. Stan joined the Army Air Force (Aviation) in 1942. Stan served in WWII flying 30 missions in B-17s and B-24s over Europe. During the last five missions, he commanded a B-17 named “Colorado Eagle” as the pilot. He was married to Shirley Parsons on January 31, 1945. This 42-year union resulted in two sons, Grant D. Barron in 1947 and Lance R. Barron in 1951. On November 17, 1990, Stan married Linda T. Anderson. Stan started volunteering at the Stonewall Fire Department in 1949, serving as Fire Chief for 39 years. He also volunteered for the Las Animas County Sheriff’s Department. He was a long-standing member of the Southern Colorado Cattleman’s Association, serving at least twice as President. He was a member of the Purgatoire Soil Conservation Board from 1967 to present. During this membership, he served as President for 18 years. Stan was a member of the Division of Wildlife Habitat Protection Plan from 1980 to present. He also served on the Bosque del Oso Management Advisory Committee, Trinidad/Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce. He served as a board member of TLAC chamber from 1994-95. He served as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Stonewall Community Church and the Stonewall Cemetery, and was a board member for Camp Salvation. Stan was an avid supporter of the Las Animas County 4-H clubs. He was a licensed surveyor since 1969 and was the noted authority on land surveys and property boundaries throughout southern Colorado. He was employed with Parsons Ranch from 1946-64, CF&I from 1963-85 and Evergreen Land Company from 1985-1987. He was a member of Trinidad Masonic Lodge from 1947 to present, serving as Master of Lodge in 1981 and 1985. He was also a 50-year member of Southern Colorado Consistory Scottish Rite Masons, Trinidad York Rite Masonic Bodies, Al Kaly Shrine, Order of the Eastern Star, American Legion, VFW, and Trinidad Elks Lodge. Stan received the following awards: Division of Wildlife Landowner of the Year (2001), Chamber of Commerce Chenoweth Award (1998); Goodyear/ NACO Conservation Award of Merit (1994), and Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts Distinguished Service Award (1999). Stan was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley S. (1977) and Bunola (1966) Barron, Sr.; first wife, Shirley (1986); son, Grant D. Barron (1949); sisters, Zelpha (1910) and Lenna (1925) Barron; and brothers, Oscar L. (2000), Grant (1944) and Earl F. (1944) Barron. He is survived by his wife, Linda T. Barron of Stonewall; son, Lance R. Barron of Littleton; granddaughters, Jennifer M. and Heather M. Barron of Lakewood; nephews, Lesley (Judy) Barron of Penrose and Larry Parsons of Weston; stepdaughters, Loan (Dan) Maas of Firestone, Colo. and Lynn (Russell) Worley of Thornton, Colo.; mother-in-law, Tu Phan of Thornton, Colo.; brothers-in-law, Thanh (Nhien) Phung, Steve (Lillian) Phung; and sister-in-law Nhan (Ngoc) Nguyen; step-grandchildren Timothy and Nathan Worley and Calvin Maas; additional relatives and numerous friends. Visitation will be held Friday, January 23 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Service will be Saturday, January 24, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the Stonewall Community Church with Pastor Dave Cook officiating. The active pallbearers will be Bob Holder, Louis Ossola, Ken Lutz, Tom Verquer, Ken Torres, and Warren McDonald. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Prator, Joe Hadad, Bob Parsons, Albert Robinson, Larry Parsons, James (Howard) Pollard, Bernard Gonzales, and Charles Nicol. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in honor of Stan to the Stanley Barron, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Secretary, Trinidad Lodge No. 28, A.F.& A.M., 132 E. Main St., Trinidad, CO 81082. The family of Stanley Barron has entrusted the arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Barron-Lucero, Alexandria
Alexandria Elysia Barron-Lucero - Chronicle News - March 5, 2004 - Alexandria Elysia Barron-Lucero, infant, passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital on March 4, 2004. Preceding her in death are twin brothers Richard Eugene and Albert John; great-grandparents Eugene Barrera, Albert and Margaret Lucero, Gene Velasquez Sr., great-uncles Richard Barrera and Beto Lucero. Survivors are parents Roberta Barron and John Lucero Jr.; sisters Adrianna Santillanes, Trinidad, Krystal Lucero and brother Brandon Lucero, Gallup, N.M.; grandparents Leroy and Rose Baca, Trinidad; John and Betty Lucero, Trinidad; great-grandparents Mary G. Barrera, Pam Velasquez, Leroy and Dorothy Baca, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, March 9, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel with Fr. Tom Melancon officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Family can be visited at 1113 Robinson, 846-9583. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Barros, Jose Ignacio Jr.
Jose Ignacio Barros Jr. - Chronicle News - May 18, 2012 - Jose Ignacio Barros Jr., age 84, passed away at the Trinidad Inn Nursing Home on May 14, 2012. He was born in Lester, Colorado on May 9, 1928 to Tomacita (Martinez) and Jose Ignacio Barros Sr. On February 11, 1950 Jose was united in marriage to Maria S. (Josie) Burrescia. He was employed by the City of Trinidad in the Waste Water Department where he retired as Foreman. Jose liked the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and hunter He enjoyed taking walks with his buddy Buster. He was truly a hardworking family man and was a loving husband, father, and grand father. Preceding him in death are his loving wife Maria S. (Josie) Barros, parents, Tomacita and Jose, brother Felix and sister Theresa. Survivors are children, Leonard (Carol) Barros, Catherine (George) Arguello, Joyce (Bruce) Billings, Paul (Nellie) Barros, Ron (Debbie) Barros, grandchildren, Wendy Watson, Lynn (Aqil) Assaili, Donovan Valdez, Nisha (Sean) McCarville, Anne Barros, Beth (Mike) Medina, Matt Barros, Jodi (Don) Killilea, Hilary (Sam Albert) Billings, Melissa (Jerry Lucero) Barros, Ron (Emma) Barros, April (Dean) Perez, Jennifer (Lafayette) Jordan, Rachel Barros, eighteen (18) great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral Mass will be on Monday, May 21, 2012 at 10 A.M. at Holy Trinity Church, Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Lunch will follow at A Little Catering Company/Purgatorie at Elm, 516 Elm Street at 12:00 Noon. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Barros, Lorraine A.
Lorraine A. Barros - Chronicle News - April 27, 2005 - Lorraine A. Barros, age 76, passed away April 22, 2005. She was born in Trinidad, Colorado on May 14, 1928 to Margaret (Trujillo) and Felix Garcia. She was a 1946 Trinidad High School graduate. She enjoyed cooking and liked to collect recipes. Preceding her in death are parents Margaret and Felix Garcia; and brother George Garcia. Survivors are son George Barros, CA, daughter Ruth Ann Barros, CA; brothers Filbert (Alice) Garcia, Trinidad, Felix (Mary Jane) Garcia, Trinidad, sisters Helen (Frank) Gasnick, Denver, Minnie Smith, Denver; numerous other relatives including aunt Emma Garcia, Trinidad; nieces and nephews also survive. Scriptural Services will be Friday, May 6, 2005 at 1:00PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel with Fr. Gene Renard officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Persons wishing to do so may make contribution to Holy Trinity Academy. Family may be contacted at the Filbert Garcia residence. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Barros, Marie S.
Marie S. (Josie) Barros - Chronicle News - July 13, 2004 - Marie S. (Josie) Barros, passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad, Colorado on July 12, 2004. She was born in Trinidad, Colorado on November 12, 1931. On February 11, 1950, Marie was united in marriage to Jose I. Barros. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Preceding her in death are parents, Joe Burrescia Sr., Jose and Carolina Padilla; sister Virginia Apodaca; brothers Joe Burrescia Jr., Anthony Burrescia and Carl Burrescia. She is survived by spouse of 54 years, Jose I. Barros; children, Leonard (Carol) Barros, Catherine (George) Arguello, Joyce (Bruce) Billings, Paul (Nellie) Barros, Ron (Debbie) Barros; brother Joseph (Dolores) Padilla; sisters Mary (Sonny) Martinez, Evelyn Crocefer, Rose Abeyta, Lucy (Joe) Garbo, Mildred (John) Clenin; sister-in-law Mary Barbara Burrescia and brother-in-law Ben Apodaca. Also surviving are grandchildren, Wendy Watson, Lynn (Aqil) As-sail, Donovan Valdez, Nisha (Sean) McCarville, Anne Barros, Beth (Mike) Medina, Matt Barros, Jodi Billings, Hilary Billings, Melissa (Jerry) Barros, Ron Barros, April (Dean) Perez, Jennifer Barros, Rachel Barros; great-grandchildren, Brendan Watson, Fatou As-sail, Ryan, Haley, and Sydney McCarville, Emily, Eleana, and Charlotte Medina, Haleigh Burdick, Sharice and Noah Lucero, Keiana Perez and Baby Perez; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 4:00 PM-8:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, July 15, 2004 at 10:00 AM at Holy Trinity Church. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Barrow, D’Anne M.
D’Anne M. Cowden Barrow - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2014 - D’Anne M. Cowden Barrow passed away May 30, 2014, in Little Rock, Ark. She was born in Pueblo on Dec. 10, 1953, to Bobby E. and Sally Cowden. She was a graduate of South High School, Class of 1972. D’Anne is survived by her husband, Gary Barrow; her children, Jill and Zachary Barrow; her father; and a sister, Marna Chacon. She was preceded in death by her mother in 2007. D’Anne lived in Russellville, Ark., for the past 30 years. At the time of her death, she was the curriculum development specialist in the Russellville school system. Services were held in Russellville.

Bartheld, Edwin
Edwin Bartheld - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2014 - Salida, Colo. - Authorities say a 92-year-old man whose body was found surrounded by explosives in a crawlspace under his southern Colorado home died from an apparent gunshot wound to the throat. The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office released the finding Tuesday, but said the coroner hasn’t determined if the death was a suicide, a homicide or an accident. Edwin Bartheld’s body was found Friday under his home in Turret, a ghost town near Salida that has attracted about 50 residents. Deputies were investigating the death when they found explosive materials and called a bomb squad. The materials were detonated Saturday. On Tuesday, investigators searching the crawlspace found two 50-pound bags of ammonium nitrate that were rigged with detonators. Authorities believe they have found a motive for Bartheld’s explosives but declined to release details. Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2014 - Results of the autopsy performed Monday on Edwin Bartheld, 92, of Turret, determined that a suspected .22-caliber bullet was the cause of death. According to Chaffee County Sheriff Pete Palmer, the bullet entered the front of Bartheld’s throat, traveled at an upward angle, severed his spinal cord and lodged in his skull. Palmer said the degree of deformation on the bullet makes a positive identification of the projectile difficult. It is anticipated that the bullet will be submitted to CBI for analysis. A .22 caliber semiautomatic handgun was found beneath Bartheld’s body in a crawl space of the home he was renting. The coroner has not yet ruled whether the manner of death was accident, suicide or homicide. Although large quantities of explosives and explosive-making materials were removed from the home over the weekend, deputies on Tuesday found two additional 50-pound bags of ammonium nitrate that had been rigged with detonators, Palmer said. The Colorado Springs Regional Explosives Unit responded, removed the bags and safely disposed of the detonators. Deputies are working in the crawl space removing dirt with the use of hand tools and plastic buckets, and examining the material with a sifter in an effort to discover additional evidence to trace the events leading to Bartheld’s death, Palmer said. Investigators also have interviewed the property owners, a Florida couple, and others, he said.

Bartillars, Joseph
Joseph Bartillars – Walsenburg World – January 12, 1893 – Joseph Bartillars, an Italian died on Tuesday and was buried yesterday from the Catholic Church. He had been in poor health for a long time.

Bartley, Tom
Tom Bartley - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2014 - Tom Bartley, 58, of Beulah, Colo., passed away peacefully in his sleep, in the home that he loved in the town that he loved on Dec. 17, 2014. He was born Feb. 17, 1956, in St. Louis, Mo., to Dr. Thomas D. and DeLois Bartley. In 1962, the Bartley family moved to Gainesville, Fla., where Tommy attended Buchholz High School for one year, ultimately graduating from Oak Hall High School in 1974. Tom obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Western State College in Gunnison, Colo. Upon moving to Southern Colorado, he completed a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo, Colo. Tom’s career focused on atmospheric air quality, requiring him to live in many different places. However, because his heart always remained in Colorado, he finally settled in the Beulah Valley. Tom was an outdoor enthusiast who loved the mountains and the cowboy way of life. He was happiest when skiing black runs, scaling a sheer cliff wall, roping steers and surfing the biggest waves he could find. Athletic, smart and a true people person, he will be missed by all who loved him. Tom was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Jackie. He is survived by his two children, Antoinette (Sung) An of Boulder and Thomas (Hannah) Wheeler Bartley of Aurora; sister, Marianne (Jeff) Bartley- Lehman of Aiken, S.C.; aunt, Madge Daberkow of Pueblo; and uncle, Dr. Jack (Priscilla) Bartley of Orinda, Calif. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at Our Lady of Lourdes, Beulah, Colo., followed by interment at the Beulah Cemetery. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home in Pueblo.

Bartlo, Lila Mae
Lila Mae Bartlo - Chronicle News - March 14, 2014 - Lila Mae Bartlo, 83, died March 11, 2014, in Pueblo, Colo. She was born Aug. 16, 1930, in Trinidad to Nick and Zelma (Skeff) Malouff. She married Orlando, July 2, 1961, at St. Joseph›s Church and they were married for 36 years. Lila went to be with her mom, dad and brothers and with her beloved husband Orlando. She is survived by her sister Cheryl (Manuel) Vallejos; nephews Rick (Natalie) Vallejos, Ronald (Ellen) Amato, Chris Malouff; nieces Sherry Vallejos, Carol Amato, Alisa A. Amato-MacGregor, Doreen Amato, and Jenna Miller; and numerous cousins and many, many friends. She lived her whole life in Trinidad and worked in her father's grocery store on Main Street for over 35 years. She then volunteered at the Trinidad History Museum. She enjoyed meeting her friends at the senior center on occasion for meals and events. She had a wonderful personality and loved to smile and laugh with her many acquaintances. She took pride in her appearance and always looked 100% made up and beautiful. If you knew her, you knew she loved her red lipstick; she was never out in public without it. She lived her life to the fullest and loved everything about it a slavishly her loving relationship with her husband of many years. Lila was known and loved and will definitely be missed. The memorial Mass will be Friday, March 14, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Bartolo, Mary
Mary Bartolo - Denver Post - August 11, 2007 - Mary Rafelita (Rafie) Bartolo, of Thornton. Born to Benjamin Trujillo & Sadie Romero in Trinidad, CO on October 23, 1946. She peacefully passed on Aug. 8th, 2007. She is the beloved wife of Michael Bartolo, Sr., is survived by three children, nine grandchildren, numerous relatives & friends. Funeral service will be Monday 10:30 A at Victory Church, 116th & Sheridan. Viewing from 2:00 P to 8:00 P Sunday at Horan & McConaty, 9998 Grant Street, Thornton.

Barton, Alice Maxine
Alice Maxine Barton - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 2014 - Alice Maxine Barton, 63, of Pueblo, born July 3, 1951, passed away July 5, 2014. She is survived by her children, Bonnie (Lanny) Laird, David (Morieka) O’Neil; grandchildren, Eric, Adam, Brian, Sarah, Makenna, Charlotte; great-grandson, Aidan; sister, Ila Hejazinia; son-in-law, Tobey Gann; numerous extended family members and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, James; daughter, Jessica Gann; and parents, Robert and Hazel (Roberts) Horsford. Alice enjoyed crafting and spending time with her family. She was dearly loved and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. At her request, cremation has taken place, with services to be held in San Diego, Calif., at a later date.

Barton, Bobby J.
Bobby J. Barton - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2016 - Bobby J. Barton, 77, passed away Nov. 13, 2016. Survived by his loving wife, Phyllis; sons, Shawn (Suzanne) and Bobby; daughter, Mary (Mike) Bensik; grandsons, Tyler and Michael, who were his pride and joy; four sisters; and three brothers. Preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers. As per Bobby’s wishes, cremation with no services.

Barton, W. L.
W. L. Barton – Walsenburg World – January 24, 1901 – A Brakeman Killed – W. L. Barton, a Colorado and Southern brakeman, was badly injured at San Carlo station, south of Pueblo late on Tuesday afternoon by being struck on the head by the spout of a water tank. He is now in the Pueblo hospital and his condition is considered serious. Barton is married and his home is in Trinidad. This is the second accident he has had within the last few months. November 16 he was coupling cars when one finger was so badly smashed that had to be amputated. Barton died after being taken to the hospital and the remains were taken to Trinidad for burial.

Basch, Rose Ann
Rose Ann Basch - Chronicle News - February 18, 2014 - Rose Ann Basch, age 63, passed away at home on February 11, 2104. She was born in Trinidad, Colorado on June 13, 1950 to Bertha (Lucero) and Edward Zamora. Rose enjoyed listening to music and crocheting,. She also loved to go shopping with her sister of Aurora Sandoval, whom she loved very much. Preceding her in death are parents Bertha and Edward Zamora, brother Leroy Zamora and sister Mary Frances Flakes. Survivors are son Michael Reed, Tampa, Florida, daughters Theresa Maldonado, Tampa, Florida, Susan Basch, Oklahoma, Ruth Kinnsey, Oklahoma, brothers James (Chris) Samora, Denver, Colorado, Danny Zamora, Pueblo, Colo., Robert Zamora, Calif., Jack Enrietti, Trinidad, Colo. Vince Enrietti, Denver, Colo., sisters Aurora Sandoval, Trinidad, Colorado, Connie Greenhood, Denver, Colo., numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Rosary will be Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral mass will be Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home

Basque, Sam
Sam Basque - Corvallis Gazette Times - May 30, 2015 - Former Corvallis resident Sam Basque of Bend passed away on May 24 in Bend. He was born July 9, 1933, in Trinidad, Colorado, to Max and Ann Basque. He moved with his family to California during World War II. The family settled in Pittsburg, California, where he met Nancy. High-school sweethearts, the couple were married on May 23, 1953, in St. Peter Martyr of Verona Parish in Pittsburg. Sam began his career at DuPont in Antioch, California, and after seven years joined the Dow Chemical Company. During his years at Dow he held many positions in Research and Technical Service and Development. In 1973 he was transferred to the Los Angeles operations, where he remained until his retirement in 1983. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1959. Upon retirement the couple moved to Corvallis. They both enjoyed the slower pace of life and trips in their RV. They traveled in the United States, Canada and Mexico, where he continued to pursue his love of fishing in ocean, rivers and streams. Sam also enjoyed gardening, and did extensive remodeling and improving of their many homes. His woodworking skills extended to the making of some fine pieces of furniture the family continues to enjoy. Beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend to many, he will be sorely missed. He will be remembered for his charm, sense of humor and generosity by his family and all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Maxine Braxton; and brother, Max Gerald. He is survived by his wife of 62 years; sons David (Linda) and Robert (Victoria); daughter, Susan Pedersen; and six grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the staff at Touchmark at Mount Bachelor Village Retirement Community, Partners in Care and Visiting Angels for their care and compassion. A private family memorial service will take place at a later date. Niswonger-Reynolds is in charge of arrangements.

Basquez, Benjamin N.
Benjamin N. "Uncle Ben" Basquez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 2017 - Benjamin N. "Uncle Ben" Basquez. Memorial service, 1 p.m. today, Christ the King Parish. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Basquez, Bonifacio
Bonifacio Basquez – Walsenburg World – August 14, 1919 – Bonifacio Basques was killed and his father-in-law, Rufacio Garcia, dangerously wounded following a quarrel at a dance ball with two men at Pueblo, said to have been Juan Trajilla and Joe Savas. The quarrel started in the hall because the alleged murderers objected to criticism by Garcia as to their actions. It was finished in the street an hour or so later, when Trajilla and Savas are said to have drawn revolvers and fired upon Basques and Garcia.

Bassett, Crindland
Crindland Bassett – Walsenburg World – March 3, 1910 – Died at Pryor, Colorado, on Sunday, February 27, 1910, Crindland Bassett, age 1 year and 18 days, son of A. D. Bassett.

Bassi, Mario
Mario Bassi - Pueblo Chieftain - April 8, 2015 - Mario Bassi, 85, went home to be with Jesus on April 4, 2015. Survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Josephine; children, Barbara Glasgow, Carol Arias, Richard (Debra) Bassi and Mark (Johna) Bassi; grandchildren, Greg (Tina) Bassi, Amy (Jasen Mittino) Arias, Abby Arias, Anthony (Allison Leonard) Arias, Allie (Craig DeRose) Arias, Aleece Arias, Markie (Patrick) Felthault, Jeremiah Bassi and Mario (Mequela Wright) Bassi; great-grandchildren, Gianna Riccillo, Kiera Mittino, Justin Kochis, Derek Kochis, Emma Felthault and Dane Felthault; and nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers; one sister; and son-in-law, Joe Arias. Mario was born to Pelligrino and Olympia Bassi on July 18, 1929, in Walsenburg, Colo. Having served for four years in the U.S. Navy, Mario was a veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed a successful career in the real estate business, along with his wife, Josephine. Mario was involved in residential and commercial construction. His lifelong dream was owning a cattle ranch. In 1987, he was able to fulfill that dream. Mario and Josephine owned, operated and lived on their cattle ranch in Monte Vista, Colo. Mario will long be remembered by family and friends for his integrity and strong work ethic. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Rosary, 7 p.m. today, April 8, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, April 9, both at Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Shrine of St. Therese Memorial Fund through the funeral home.

Bastardo, Dolores
Dolores Bastardo - Pueblo Chieftain - November 2, 2014 - Dolores Bastardo, 60, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord Oct. 30, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Margaret Torres; brother, Dennis Torres; and sister, Dorothy Salas. Dolores is survived by her husband of 40 years, Manuel Bastardo; children, Adam (Michelle) Bastardo and Eva (Matthew) Moreno; grandchildren, Rachel, Reece, Riley, Selena, Jared, Summer and Morgan; great-grandson, Zayn; brothers, Dave (Kathy), Daniel and Joseph; sisters, Diana (Ted), Lorraine (George) and Debbie (Orlando); special niece, Angeline (Bubbles) Salas; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She enjoyed being with her family, spending time with her husband and just loving life. She will be greatly missed and always loved. Special thanks to nurses Melanie and Crystal, as well as The Sangre de Cristo Hospice for being there when she needed them. At Dolores’ request, there will be no services. Cremation has taken place by Imperial Funeral Home.

Bastian, Emil
Emil “Pete” Bastian - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2016 - Emil “Pete” Bastian, Feb. 6, 1944 - Oct. 23, 2016. Survived by wife, DeLois “Dee” Bastian; two sisters, Dora Bastian, Nora Dechant; many nieces and nephews. He was a cement mason, brick and block layer, stucco worker and a carpenter. Hard work was his middle name. There will be a gathering of friends and family in his honor from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, at 1121 Catalpa St. Special thanks to hospice, Gene Dechant, Laura Bastian and Alan Bastian for all of their support in his time of need.

Bastian, Sharon Kay
Sharon Kay Bastian - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2015 - Sharon Kay Bastian, 69, passed away Feb. 7, 2015. Born Nov. 11, 1945, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by parents, Gladys and John Shiflett; and granddaughter, Emily McCombs. Survived by daughter, Tahnee (Dave) Gerlock; grandson, Jon McCombs; brother, Gary (Shirley) Shiflett; sister, Joann Johnson; niece, Annie Shiflett; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel.

Baswell, Ann
Ann “Nanni” (Milinazzo) Baswell - Chronicle News - September 16, 2010 - Ann “Nanni” (Milinazzo) Baswell, 84, passed away peacefully on September 14, 2010. She is survived by her son, Monty (Maureen) Baswell and daughter, Domonica (Ric) Esgar; grandchildren, Megan (Brian) Atkinson, Ryan (Angelo) Masciotra, Brandon (Shelly) Esgar and Daneya Esgar; great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Aidan, Mason, Cole, Porter and Sam, along with many nieces and nephews. She will also be remembered by very special friends, Rose, Rhonda, Sylvia, Denise, Terry B., Rosalie, Terri G., Betty, “Chauffeur” Al and many other friends and family members. Her family wishes to give a special thank you to Dr. McClung and the nursing staff in the St. Mary Corwin ICU for their wonderful compassion and care. In lieu of flowers and gifts, please make donations to the Pueblo Animal Services in her memory through the Funeral Home office. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 16, 2010, with memorial Mass 10 a.m. Friday, September 17, 2010, both at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. As a tribute to Nanni’s unique fashion sense, feel free to wear shorts, bright colors, and a scarf.

Bate, Roberta Ann
Roberta Ann Bate - Pueblo Chieftain - May 7, 2017 - Roberta Ann Bate, 61, passed away May 3, 2017. She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Brian Bate; daughters, Andrea (Robert) Smith, Teresa (Bryan) Guagliardo and Sandra Hochevar; grandchildren, Cody, Justin, Tyler, Allisson, Allissa and Kyle. She is also survived by numerous cousins and family. After graduating from Skyline High School in Idaho in 1974, she joined the Army, where she served as a specialist 4th class. She was a part of many activities to include Order of the Eastern Star, Order of the Amaranth, Daughters of the Nile, but she enjoyed being a Mimi most of all. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, May 8, 2017, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel.

Bateman, Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth Bateman - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 2014 - Mary Elizabeth Bateman, 89, passed away July 11, 2014. She is survived by her brother, Joe English of Pueblo; sons, James (Kay) Bateman of Thornton, Bill Bateman of Denver; granddaughter, Jamie Bateman of Thornton; numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. A viewing for Mary will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 21, followed by a service at 2 p.m. at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens cemetery. Arrangements made by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Bates, Gregory E.
Greg Bates - Chronicle News - June 30, 2016 - Greg Bates, local artist and animal lover, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016 at the age of 70. He was born on October 24, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan to Mary (Genet) and Emroe Bates. On April 25, 1977, Greg was United in marriage to Sue Preusser in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Greg will best be remembered for his artistic skills and his beautiful paintings and his involvement as TS JC in the gunsmithing Department. He was preceded in death by his father Emroe in 1972. Left to cherish his memory is wife of 35 years, Sue of the home address, step-mother Esther T. Bates; half brothers, Cary and Dana (Barbara); half sister, Joanne (Stephen) Crimmins, all from Texas, mother, Mary Genet and other half brothers and sisters from the East Coast. At his request, cremation with no services. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bates, Jeanne Elinor
Jeanne Elinor Bates - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 2016 - Jeanne Elinor Bates, born March 9, 1930, died June 7, 2016. Beloved wife of Col. James D. Bates, who preceded her in death in 2011. Survived by two sons, Raymond and Kenneth; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Jeanne lived a full life as an Army wife, horsewoman, grade school teacher, three time President of PEO Chapter FW, Catholic Choir organist and member for over 75 years, and docent to the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center. She taught English Pony Club, fox hunted, and drove antique buggies. Jeanne assisted with evacuating women and children from Saigon during the fall of South Vietnam. Private family interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to PEO FW Cottey College fund.

Bates, Peggy
Peggy Bates - Johnson-Romero Funeral Home - July 15, 2016 - Peggy Bates (Grammie, Mom, Aunt, Good Friend) entered into rest, July 13, 2016, at home. It was important for her to be home and, by golly, she was (determined, as she always was). She enjoyed 95 life-filled years and we are certain she would have stayed a while longer if her body had been willing. She was married to Norris (Slim) Bates and her parents were Charles and Lora Wissler. She had three brothers Merle, Keith and Rex (all deceased). Most will remember her as Peggy at Peggy’s Cafe, Rocky Ford (she and Slim also owned and operated the Mars Nite Club in the 50s and 60s). Very few know that her given name was Oneda Magdalene Wissler, but renamed herself Peggy at the age of 5. Slim and Peggy’s song was “Peg of My Heart." Everywhere she went, she saw and greeted people she had met over her many years in Rocky Ford. She never knew a stranger and made a friend no matter where she went. We will greatly miss the visiting taking place when we were with her – especially trying to remember someone’s name, family affiliation, or how they fit into that particular memory. (The resolution could take a while and, most generally, led to more memories — so many precious memories.) She is survived by her daughter Shelia Burns of Rocky Ford and son Gary Bates of Albuquerque. Her grandchildren Chad Burns, Jeff (deceased) Blayne and Ashlie Burns, Chris Bates and family, Yvonne, Nicolle, and Jessica Bates, Peggy Current and family, Josh Bates and family, David Bates and family, Allison Wickershiem and family. And of course her many great- and great-great-grandchildren. God bless her on her next journey. A memorial service will be held, Friday, July 22, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Crossroads Church in Swink. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Arkansas Valley Hospice, 531 Lewis Ave. La Junta, CO 81050.

Bates, Thelma A.
Thelma A. Bates - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 2016 - Thelma A. Bates, 92, born in El Paso, Texas, May 10, 1923. At nine months old, her family moved to Denver. At the age of six, she and her sister attended the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind in Colorado Springs, where they were known as the only two colored girls at the school. While attending the high school level, Thelma was so proud when she met Helen Keller while visiting the school. Upon graduation, Thelma attended HBC Houston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas; where she earned a degree in education. She taught school in Texas, Louisiana, and Colorado. Due to the ADA, she was employed by the Army to use her sense of touch to inspect any fault, that the eye could not detect, for special instruments that were being packed and shipped during wartime to our troops. She received numerous awards for her outstanding work and several newspaper articles written on her and photos of her working. As a lifetime member of the Methodist A.M.E. Church, she was honored as a deaconess in 2011. She was honored in 2014 at the School for the Deaf and Blind where she spoke for “Thelma Bates Day.” Her quick wit and humor earned her many nicknames she enjoyed: “Dot,” “Miss Gov’t Lady,” “Bug Time,” “World’s Second Smartest Woman, “Mama Tee,” and “Lady G.” She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 42 years, Arthur Bates; sister, Arleen Miles; BFF, Bernice Jackson; and Audrey Caldwell DePriest. Thelma was godmother and was present during all seven children’s deliveries, Sharon, Lawrence, Delores, Audrey Jean, David, Alice, and the one she named Paul Douglas. In 1957, Thelma and her husband decided to increase the size of their family, so they adopted their daughter, Shirl. She will always be kept in the hearts of Katherine Harris, her 91-year-old sister; niece, Pamela Harris of Denver, brother-in-law, Jerry Bates of Lehigh, Okla; a host of family throughout California; and her very best friend, Clara Mae A.K.A. “Louise” Wilson of Pueblo. The Wilson family paid for Thelma and AKA Louise to travel and tour Europe for 1 month, then return home to a vacation in Disney World in Florida and tour the state of California. Mr. James Poole named them “The Temptation Sisters,” for they never missed a concert. A special thanks to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice caring staff; Paula Fields, her nurses, and physical therapists at Encompass; health providers, Lisa Clough, P.A., Dr. Spenser Walker; Parkview Rehab Center 3rd floor employees; New Bethany and New Hope Church; Pastor Larry Ruiz of Agape for lifting her up in prayer every Sunday; and the Revs. John & Dana Richardson, who visited her faithfully. Thelma enjoyed everybody’s love. No formal services. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Batson, Sidney
Sidney O. Batson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 3, 2015 - Sidney O. Batson was born May 9, 1936, and went home to the Lord on Oct. 31, 2015. Sid was known for his craftsmanship, detailed carpentry and selfless compassion and care. He owned and operated Circle B Construction, was chief building inspector for the city of Pueblo, and taught at PCC. Mr. Batson is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Melva; children, Cheryl (Ed) Cook, Bret (Connie) Batson and Clint (Tina) Batson; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He also is survived by his brother, Fred Terrell (Fay) Batson; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, at the Aberdeen Baptist Church, 301 Cleveland, Pueblo, Colo. Arrangements are under the care of Holt Family Funeral Home.

Battiste, Raffaele
Raffaele "Rafe" Battiste - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 2017 - Raffaele "Rafe" Battiste. Our precious son, brother and friend, died on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, in Arizona. He was born in Pueblo on Sept. 27, 1961. He lived in Pueblo for his school years and graduated from Centennial in 1979. As a teenager, he worked for Fortino-Jackson Chevrolet and then worked as a model while living in Europe. He later lived in California doing some work as an actor; he was a member of the Screen Actors Guild and appeared in "Quantum Leap" (1989), "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" (1995) and "She Spies" (2002). His work as a photographer revealed a tremendous creative talent. Perhaps he was best known and admired for his commanding presence and self-assurance. He had an uncanny capacity for empathy and ability to see the uniqueness in all those he met. He was preceded in death by his mother, Joanne. He is survived by his father, Aldo; and stepmother, Dee Ann; his brother, Ace and wife, Julie and son, Luke; sister, Gina and husband, Mattia Prian and son, Federico; and brother, Bart and son, Bart Jr. There will be no formal service, but a gathering of friends and family will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, at the Pueblo Country Club.

Battistone, Catherine
Catherine (Curro) Battistone - Chronicle News - December 30, 2010 - Catherine (Curro) Battistone, went home to spend Christmas with Jesus on December 24, 2010 at the Collier Hospice Center in Wheatridge, Colorado. Catherine was born in Trinidad, Colorado on May 21, 1934 to Antoinette and Joseph Curro. She was employed as the office manager of the local cable office for numerous years. Catherine was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America. She was preceded in death by parents, Antoinette and Jospeh Curro, sister Mary Navara and brother Domenic Curro. Survivors are husband John Battistone, daughter and son in law Johnalin (Orville) Zimmerman, granddaughters Giana and Alyssa, sister Sara Appie, sisters in law, Dorothy Battistone, Perina Hughes, Marguerite Curro and numerous nieces, nephews as well as great nieces and nephews. She held a very special place in her heart for special family friends, Sandra and Ellis Trivett, Josephine Tamburelli and her lifelong friends and classmates of the 5 & 2 Club, Mary Rose Monarco, Anne Passarelli, Anna Risley, Mary Lou Girodo and Mary Rose Mattorano. Visitation will be Monday from 3 PM -7 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 10 AM at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the 5 & 2 Club. Active pallbearers are nephews, Jim LePlatt, Bill Volturo, Buck Apple, Joseph Navara Jr., Butch Curro, Carl Apple, John Curro and Dave Curro. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to the Collier Hospice Center, 3210 Lutheran Parkway, Wheatridge, Co. 80033. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Battistone, Dorothy C.
Dorothy C. Battistone - The Chronicle News - March 21, 2017 - Dorothy C. Battistone, passed away March 16, 2017 at the Trinidad Inn Nursing Home. She was 92. Dorothy was born on October 30, 1924, to Olive (Cornella) and Domenic Bonato. She attended school in Sopris, Colorado. On November 16, 1942, Dorothy was united in marriage to Anthony (Tony) Battistone in Trinidad, Colo. She enjoyed taking rides, looking at the deer in Tercio, going to Cripple Creek, taking care of her beautiful lawn and dancing. She also made a delicious meal of Polenta and rabbit. She was an avid Colorado Rockies and Denver Broncos fan. Dorothy looked forward to getting her hair done weekly with her sister Edith, something she continued doing, after her sister's passing. A woman of faith, Dorothy prayed daily. Her Granddaughters were her pride and joy and she loved attending their school, sports and dancing events. She will be missed by all those who were fortunate to have her in their lives. Preceding her in death are parents, Olive and Domenic, beloved husband Tony, son Ernie, siblings, Edith Vecellio, Josephine (Victor) Machietto, Antoinette (John) Coszalter, Angie (Tony) Valenti, Jim (Carmella) Bonato, Albert (Mary) Bonato, brother and sisters in law, Johnny (Kay) Battistone, Eva Battistone and Pierina Hughes. Left to cherish her memory is daughter JoAnn (James) LePlatt, granddaughter Olivia (David) Bachicha, great granddaughters, Adrianna Bachicha, Victoria Bachicha, sister, Sister Olivia Marie Bellegante, all of Trinidad, nieces, nephews, cousin other relatives and many friends. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Funeral will be Thursday, March 23, 2017 with Rosary at 9 a.m. at Comi Chapel followed by the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will be held at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Jim Casias, Joe Bonato, Gene Vecellio, Angelo Vecellio, Kirby Bonato, Mike Dardanes, Albert Bonato and Jim Bonato. Active pallbearers are Dave Bachicha, Tony Vecellio, Abe Cordova, Johnny Cordova, John Bonato and Frank Cantoria. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to the Holy Trinity Restoration Fund, 235 N. Convent, Trinidad, CO 81082, in Dorothy's memory. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Battistone, Eva
Eva Battistone - Chronicle News - January 28, 2008 - Eva Battistone, age 91, passed away on January 11, 2008. She was born on January 20, 1916 to Giovanina and Orazio Battistone who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her brother Tony (Box) Battistone. Survivors are brother John (Catherine) Battistone, Trinidad, sister Perina Battistone, Trinidad, nieces and nephews JoAnn (Jim) LePlatt, Trinidad, Johnalynn (Orville) Zimmerman, Westminster, Co., Neil (Mary Ann) Hughes, Portland, Oregon, Lynn (Stacey) Hughes, Livermore, Ca., great-nieces and nephews Olivia (David) Bachicha, Amy and Heather Hughes, Eric and Elisa Hughes, Giana and Alyssa Zimmerman, and Thomas Hughes, and great-great-nieces and nephew, Adrianna and Victoria Bachicha, and Colby Hughes. Celebration of Life will be held February 2, 2008 with the scattering of her cremains at Point Loma Cemetery. Courtesy of Comi Funeral Home.

Battistone, John V.
John V. Battistone - Chronicle News - March 5, 2012 - John V. Battistone, age 82, passed away at Miner’s Colfax Long Term Care Center in Raton, New Mexico on February 27, 2012. He was born on May 2, 1929 in Sopris, Colorado, the son of Giovanina (Delusia) and Orazio Battistone. John attended school in Sopris, Co. graduating from Lincoln High School. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict from 1951-1953. On September 2, 1955, John was united in marriage to Catherine Curro. They were blessed with daughter Johnalin several years later. John worked at CF&I Allen Mine in Weston, Co, for over 30 years, where he made numerous friends. He was a member of UMWA Local 9856. He is preceded in death by parents Giovanina and Orazio Battistone, beloved wife Catherine, sister Eva Battistone and, brother Tony Battistone. Survivors are daughter Johnalin (Orville) Zimmerman, Denver, loving granddaughters Giana Zimmerman and Alyssa Zimmerman, sister Perina Hughes, Calif., sisters in law Sara Appie, Denver, Dorothy Battistone, Trinidad, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3pm-7pm at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, March 8, 2012 with Funeral Mass celebrated at 10am at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by the Ft. Carson Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers are nephews, Joseph Navara Jr., James LePlatt and Bill Volturo. Active pallbearers are nephews Joe Navara III, Buddie Curro, Dave Curro, John Curro, Dave Bachicha, Buck Apple, Buth Curro and Carl Apple. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Battles, Cora Elsie
Cora Elsie Battles – Pueblo Chieftain – April 20, 1919 – Funeral Notices – The funeral of Cora Elsie Battles will be held this afternoon at 2:30 from the residence, 822 Brown Avenue. Mr. Geo. Telfer will officiate. Interment in Mountain View in charge of the United.

Batts, Linda
Linda Batts - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 2017 - Linda Batts, 75. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Battu, Irene B.
Irene B. Battu - Chronicle News - March 23, 2011 - Irene B. Battu, age 97, passed away on March 19, 2011 at Parkview Medical Center, Pueblo, Colo. She was born in Sopris, Colo. on January 2, 1914 to Fortunata (Denali) and Battista Padoven. She attended schools in Sopris and Walsenburg and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1933. She worked for a time at the Princess Shop, LeLavonn Shop, Budget Shop and Sal Mar. Irene was an avid bowler and loved to make afghans for various community fund raisers and raffles. She was affectionately known as the “ Afghan Lady” Irene was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Mt. San Rafael Hospital Auxiliary, Trinidad Welcome Center and the Beta Sigma Phi where she was the Valentine Queen for 2 years. She was honored as Trinidad Volunteer of the Year. She was also a life member of the Carnegie Library, Trinidad Historical Society and Las Animas-Trinidad Chamber of Commerce. Preceding her in death are parents Fortunata and Battista Padoven, husband Charles F. Battu, sisters Elizabeth Padoven, Sintana Pacheco and brother John, Jack, Gaetano, and Lindo Padoven, and son in law Ralph Gormley. Survivors are daughters, Marie (Frank) Alfonso, Pueblo, Barbara Gormley, Mt. Pleasant, S. C., four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and other relatives. Visitation will be Monday from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral will be Tuesday, March 29, 2011 with Rosary at 9:15 a.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel followed by the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Joann Lochard, Corrine Vallejos, Vera Ortiz, Marie Armijo, Olga Reorda, Hazel Sawaya. Active pallbearers are John Alfonso, Greg Gormley, Dan Leone, Bill Leone, Rick Leone and Charles Lochard. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Baubien, Meleton
Meleton Baubien – Walsenburg World – July 8, 1909 – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, on Friday, July 2, 1909 Meleton Baubien, son of Juan Baubien, age 3 months of cholera infantum.

Baucom, Janelle Maria
Janelle Maria Baucom - Chronicle News - October 3, 2017 - Janelle Maria Baucom, age 44, passed away at Parkview Medical Center on September 28, 2017 after lengthy illness. Survivors include children Cameron Baucom, Alana Baucom, mother Betty Clark, siblings Lori Cerda, Carol King and Charles (Eleanor) Lopez. At her request, cremation with no services. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bauer, Bruna
Bruna Bauer - Dignity Memorial - February 9, 2014 - Bernie was born of two Italian immigrant parents in 1920 in a coal camp not far from Walsenburg, Colorado. Dominic, her father was a coal miner from Fumalbo, Italy. Her mother, Ida, was a busy mother of five. Two of her four siblings passed away as children and her father passed away when she was a young girl. Her mother stayed healthy and an awesome cook for decades. The three remaining siblings: John, Dess, and Bruna - remained close as adults. They made certain all the cousins had a strong bond with one another as children. A teacher decided to nickname her Burnette, so most of her Walsenburg friends & family still call her Burnette. Some have switched to another nickname in recent years. She married Henry Peter Bauer, "Hank", in 1947 and they soon had a daughter, Carolyn. They, as so many friends and family members, moved to Denver to find the opportunities available in a much bigger city. In 1950 Hank started a job as an electrician at Gates Rubber Company and they bought a house on South Clay Street. In 1952 they introduced a baby boy, Henry Russell, into the world. In 1954 they bought a brand new house on South Stuart in the Harvey Park area of southwest Denver. This is approximately when Burnette started to use the nickname Bernie. Bernie and Hank raised two happy kids and built a good life with lots of friends and family nearby. Tragedy struck in 1973 when Russell passed away at 19 in a motorcycle accident. Somehow Bernie and Hank survived 'intact' after this awful family tragedy -- forever sad, but cognizant that live goes on. Hank retired from Gates Rubber company and they lived a good life as retirees for years, until Hank passed away in 1990. Bernie stayed in the house on South Stuart until 2000, when she moved to the Riverpointe Senior Living highrise. She blossomed in this environment, as the star member of the Activity Committee. Eventually her Alzheimer's disease progressed to the point that she needed more care. Gardens at Columbine Assisted Living became her home for a few more years. She made friends and enjoyed herself there, until the Alzheimer's progressed even more. Colorado Assisted Living House #5 became her home a couple of years ago. The caregivers and residents there were friends, family, and amazingly helpful and loving through the last days of her time on earth. Bernie loved to dance and would take any opportunity to dance with anyone, anywhere. She loved big band music and was thrilled when she was able to attend any jazz concert or event. The Walsenburg pals would attend events in nearby towns and dance and dance and have a great time. The Walsenburg friends New Year's Eve parties in Denver were filled with laughter, good food, music and dancing. Years later, Chuck, was a great friend and dance partner at Riverpointe. Bernie was never a 'real' grandmother, but she was like an "extra" grandmother to many children in the family and neighborhood. Many children have called her "Auntie B" or "Nona" and felt the love she felt for them. She loved you all!

Bauer, Frederick
Frederick Bauer – Walsenburg World – March 3, 1910 – Died at McInally, Colorado, on Saturday, February 19, 1910, Frederick Bauer, age 10 years and 25 days.

Bauer, Harry L.
Harry L. Bauer - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 2014 - Harry L. Bauer, 80, born March 12, 1934, passed away July 8, 2014. Harry L. Bauer He was preceded in death by his parents, Garman and Audrey Bauer; and sisters, Delores Fisher and Ila May Kitzenberger. Harry is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Beverly; daughters, Linda (Mike) Morrow and Peggy (Michael) Ross; grandchildren, Kelsi and Michael Morrow and Natalie and Jesse Ross; sister, Velma Briscoe; brother, Larry Hulsker; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Harry was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1956 at Fort Hood, Texas (with Elvis Presley), and served for two years. Later, he retired from the CF&I Steel Mill with 44 years of service. He will be deeply missed. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, the family has requested that donations may be made in Harry’s honor to the American Heart Association.

Bauer, Tommy
Tommy Bauer – Walsenburg World – February 24, 1910 – Died at McInally Mine, Tommy Bauer, seven-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bauer. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the home conducted by Rev. I. A. Smith of the Methodist Church.

Bauers, Hazel
Hazel Bauers – Walsenburg World – March 27, 1913 – In Memoriam – Died Monday, March 24, 1913, Hazel Bauers, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Bauers, age 9 months. The funeral services were conducted at the home Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. J. A. McKee, who spoke words of tenderest sympathy and comfort of deepest Christian hope and promise when the little form was carried to its last resting place in the Masonic Cemetery. Only the memory of the little one is left, yet how sweet and uplifting its influence. Of every tear that sorrowing mortals shed on such green graves, some good is born, some gentle nature comes. While we mourn their loss, we may rejoice that there is no cloud so dark that there is no light behind it, no sorrow so poignant that there is not a balm for the wound it inflicts.

Bauler, Evangeline D.
Evangeline D. Bauler - Chronicle News - August 25, 2015 - Evangeline D. Bauler, age 83, died August 21, 2015. She was born August 5, 1932, in Trinidad to Orlando M. and Mary M. (Maes) Salaz. She married Phil Bauler. She was raised in Kim, Colo. She attended K through 12 in Kim, Colo. She graduated from the TSJC nursing program. She worked as a nurse at the Las Animas County Health Department, was a Las Animas County School Nurse and as a home health care nurse. Later she was a successful business owner, Mary Kay consultant and bookkeeper. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Elaine Salaz. She is survived by her husband Phil of the home address; sons William Damrell (Jerri), Walsenburg, Colo.; Thomas Damrell (Julie Vigil), Trinidad, Colo.; John Damrell (Debby) Whitharral, Texas; Kenneth Damrell, Trinidad, CO; Richard Salaz, Gilroy, Calif.; Ralph Salaz, Trinidad, Colo. Mike Salaz, Ft. Collins, Colo.; and daughter Leslie Varela, Ventura, Mexico; grandchildren Jimmi Damrell (Tyler Navarette) Megan Damrell (Tyson Tyler) Katelan (Cody) Byars, Mandie (Clint) Hill, Lucia, Lucia, Jose, Viola, McKayla and Juan Varela; great-grandchildren Brittanie and Weston Hill and Berkley Byars. Pallbearers will be Robert Vigil, Bill Bowie, Salvy Velarde, Jaukine Velarde, Mark Fitzer and Earnie Sanchez. Visitation was Monday, August 24, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Funeral service will be Tuesday, August 25, at 1 p.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association The family may be contacted at 131 Arch Street, Trinidad Colo., 81082. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Bauman, Frank E.
Frank E. Bauman - Dignity Memorial - December 14, 2011 - Frank Bauman, 78, passed away December 13, 2011. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Kay Bauman; children Ginger (Carlos) Iglesias, Denise (Todd) Baechtel, Aaron (Tanya) Bauman, Sherry (Phil) Maloney, Julie (Dan) McCoy, and Marcia (Richard) Jeans and 8 grandchildren. Frank was preceded in death by his daughter Karen Bauman and his parents Roy and Verna Bauman. Frank was born in Boone, Colorado, the only child to Roy and Verna (Watson) Bauman in 1933. He spent his childhood in Boone and was known for his talented basketball skills in high school. After graduating from Boone High school, his first job was at the Army Depot. His least favorite work experience was at the mines in Climax, CO. He was manager for Wells Fargo Security Services for many years. He spent some time working at the missile site in Wyoming as well as security guard for a number of years at the CFI. He signed up for the Navy reserves during the Korean War and served from 1950 to 1962 and then followed with 4 years in the Air Force reserves. In 1954 he married Myrna Claggett. They had four children: Ginger, Karen, Denise and Aaron. He met the love of his life, Kay in 1973 at a Parents without Partners meeting. They did not get to speak much at the meeting but a memorable impression was made. The next day he sent a dozen roses to "the kindergarten teacher" at Irving School. The rest was history and they married in 1975. He warmly welcomed her children; Sherry, Julie and Marcia into his life. Frank enjoyed traveling, in particular driving trips. It was well known that Frank would not travel anywhere that required flying. He loved the ocean, great food and red wine. One of Frank's passions was furry, four-legged critters. Frank faithfully donating to the Pueblo no-kill animal shelter (PAWS) for years. His current animal kingdom consists of Rufus (dog) and three cats: Bobby, Cookie and Mustard. Frank was a co-owner of City Cab Co and BB& KK Trucking Company; which delivers papers through out the state for the Pueblo Chieftain. Frank's partners in business are his son, Aaron Bauman and George Kirby. Frank was well respected by his employees and known for his generosity and hard work. A memorial service will be held Saturday 11:00 Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to PAWS through the funeral home office. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home, Pueblo, CO.

Baxter, Anna Marie
Anna Marie Baxter - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2017 - Anna Marie Baxter, 95, passed peacefully at home on Tuesday Aug. 22, 2017. Anna Marie was born on Sept. 14, 1921, in Pueblo, Colo., to Irish Catholic immigrants, Bernard and Mary Baxter. Anna Marie attended St. Leander grade school as well as Pueblo Catholic High and was a member of Beta Sigma Phi. Anna Marie led a very full life and while much of her life was in Pueblo, she spent several years working in San Francisco during World War II, a time she truly cherished. She loved to travel and took many incredible trips, including Ireland and the Holy Land. Anna Marie was preceded in death by her parents; as well as her brother, Bernard Joseph Baxter. Anna Marie is survived by her sister, Louise Driscoll; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Anna Marie was very proud of her numerous nieces and nephews, Dan (Sandy) Driscoll, Sheila (Tom) Ripper, Dennis (Mindy) Driscoll, Terry (Anne) Baxter, Tim (Barbara) Baxter, Mary Ann Webb, Katie Baxter-Keohane, Clare (Bill) Kerr, Mike (Dorothy) Baxter, Peggy (Tim) Ritter, Greg (Mandee) Baxter. She also will be missed by numerous great-nieces and great-nephews who referred to her as Annie "Red." Special thanks to Visiting Angels for their care of our sister and aunt over the past 22 months allowing her relatives to honor her request to remain at her home. Also special thanks to the outstanding team at Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their incredible care during her final months of life. A rosary followed by Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at Our Lady of the Meadows, 23 Starling Drive, Pueblo, CO 81005. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Please omit food and flowers. Those who desire may make memorial donations to OLM Scholarship Fund through the funeral home.

Baxter, Anne (Sister)
Sister Anne Baxter - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2016 - Sister Anne Baxter, O.P., also known as Sister Amata Marie Baxter, died Feb. 6, 2016, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Mich. She was 83 years old and in the 66th year of religious profession as an Adrian Dominican. Sister Anne was born in San Francisco, graduated from Holy Cross School in Santa Cruz, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Siena Heights University, a Master of Teaching and a Master of Arts degree, both from the University of San Francisco, a Master of Arts degree in spirituality/counseling from Creighton University. Sister was certified as a level III chemical dependency counselor in Colorado. Sister spent 30 years ministering in elementary education in Michigan, California, Illinois, Arizona and Pueblo, Colo. She served for two years as a community organizer in Denver; 15 years as a counselor and psychotherapist in Pueblo, Colo.; and 14 1/2 years in neighborhood ministry in Beulah, Colo. The Funeral Mass will be offered in Holy Rosary Chapel and burial will be in the Congregation cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, MI 49221.

Baxter, David
David Baxter – Walsenburg World – August 18, 1905 – Miner Killed – David Baxter was killed in the Rugby Mine Tuesday afternoon by fall of rock. He formerly worked at the Starkville mine.

Baxter, Edwin W.
Edwin W. Baxter – Walsenburg World – July 21, 1910 – Edwin W. Baxter of Pueblo, Colorado, chief stockholder of the Baxter Hardware and Trading Company, died at Pueblo, Colorado, on Wednesday afternoon. The body will be brought here for burial Thursday afternoon; funeral services will be under the auspices of the Elks Lodge.

Baxter, Edwin W. Jr.
Edwin W. Baxter, Jr. – Walsenburg World – December 2, 1897 – Died at his home in Walsenburg, Colorado, Monday, November 29, 1897, of typhoid fever, Edwin W. Baxter, Jr., age 22 years, three months and eight days. Mr. Baxter had been ill only a short time and none thought the end so near. Ned as he was familiarly called was a prime favorite of all the people of the town and wherever his acquaintance extended. He was a true, honest, straightforward young man, and had the confidence of all. He was laid to rest in the Masonic Cemetery Tuesday afternoon under the auspices of the order of The Red Men, of which lodge he was an honored and respected member. He had but just reached his manhood being but 22 years, three months and eight days of age, but the heavenly father saw fit to take him home. His many friends extend their sympathy to the mourning parents and sisters and mourn with them in their sore bereavement. Rev. Quillian preached the funeral sermon at the house where a large host of mourners had congregated to pay their last respects to the memory of their friend, after which the body was tenderly carried to his last resting place and tenderly laid at rest under the beautiful and impressive ritual of the Red Men. Kind and loving hands heaped many a token of remembrance upon his silent tomb and bid the body a fond farewell.

Baxter, Gene C.
Gene C. Baxter - The Gazette - April 12, 2005 - Gene C. Baxter went to join our Heavenly Father April 8, 2005 with his loving family at his bedside. Gene was born Aug. 30, 1924 in Elk City, OK. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Amber Baxter and his son-in-law, Gary Kravig. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Wilma, his brother Dean Baxter of Durango, his son Gary (Terri)Baxter of Centennial, CO, his son Keith Baxter of Colorado Springs and his daughter Sherry Kravig of Colorado Springs, his grandchildren Darcy (Barbara) Carter, Shad Baxter, Brian (Stacie) Baxter, Tammi Baxter – David Barlow, Nicole (Brian) Binkley, Brandi Jackson, Brittney Baxter and Jordan Woodard, ten great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his devoted caregivers Teri McQueen and Eva Dillard. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II with the Occupation Forces in Korea. After returning home he and his wife lived in Friona, TX for a short while. They moved to Bristol, CO in 1948 where they farmed for 18 yrs. Gene and his wife moved to Rye, CO in 1964 where they resided for 30 yrs before moving to Colorado Springs in 1994. He was a kind, gentle and loving man and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 14th at the Shrine of Remembrance. Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado. A reception will be held at Center Point Church, at the corner of Yosemite and Park Meadows Drive in Lonetree, Colorado, following the interment. Memorial donations may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation of Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, New York 10163, or to the Building Fund for Front Range Church of Christ, 445 C. East Cheyenne Mtn. Blvd., Box 208, Colorado Springs, CO 80906.

Baxter, S. D. P.
S. D. P. Baxter – Walsenburg World – February 13, 1902 – Died at Badito, Colorado, Monday, February 10, 1902, Mr. S. D. P. Baxter, age 92 years, four months. The funeral exercises were held Wednesday morning at the home of the deceased. Mr. Baxter was one of the oldest settlers of Huerfano County and for nearly all of the time he has been here he has been postmaster at Badito, just giving up the position a few weeks ago on account of failing health. Mr. Baxter is the father of Edward Baxter of Colorado Springs.

Bayejos, Felipe
Felipe Bayejos - Pueblo Chieftain - April 2, 2017 - Felipe Bayejos, 78, of Aurora. Preceded in death by wife, Betty Bayejos. Survived by children, Denise Devault (Chris), Phillip Bayejos (Karla) and Jerry Bayejos. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 10, at Romero Chapel, Denver. Rosary, 9:30 a.m., and Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, both at Sacred Heart Church, Avondale.

Bayes, Sid
Sid Bayes - Chronicle News - August 27, 2004 - Sid Bayes, age 78, of Trinidad, Colorado, passed away on August 25, 2004. He was born to Hobert and Gladys (Johnson) Bayes in Augusta, CO on April 14, 1926. Growing up he and his family ranched along the Apasipa River. It was there Sid discovered what would encompass the rest of his life, ranching. As a young man he went to work at the Vermejo Park Ranch, then being adventurous, he went to work ranches in California and Texas. Upon returning to Colorado, he worked and managed the Mecom Ranch in the Stonewall area. After many years of doing that, Sid went into cattle ranching for himself, all the while including his sons in the relationship he shared with the mountains and his love of cattle ranching. The unbelievable places and stories Sid saw and lived are too numerous for all he knew to remember. He had an extraordinary talent for his passion of cattle ranching that was far beyond the obvious. He cheered and cussed the Denver Broncos and Atlanta Braves, who were his favorite teams. Sid had many friends; his love for his wife and sons, and especially his grandchildren, and for the outdoors and his pug, Funga, was unmeasurable. We will miss you, “Cowboy”. Sid is survived by his wife of 50 years, Frances; his sons Mark (Roberta) of Trinidad, Kurt (Cathy) of Cripple Creek; and his grandchildren, Ginny (Denver), Wylie (IL), and Evan Nick (Cripple Creek); dear friends Dickie and Mary Hill, Leo and Pauline Bonfadini, Cloyd and Shirley Branson, and their families; and many more who Sid cared for dearly. He was preceded in death of dear brother Lorace (Tio). Private family services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, food, etc., Sid’s wishes were for donations to be made to the Las Animas County 4-H Foundation. The family of Sid Bayes has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Baynes, Alma Jean
Alma Jean Baynes - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 2015 - Alma Jean Baynes, 81, a retired educator from School District 60, passed away at Swedish Medical Center in Denver July 8, 2015. She was born Jan. 28, 1934, in Quantah, Texas. She was an accomplished musician in both piano and voice. Preceded in death by her parents, Lorenzo and Lavada (Pyles) Johnson; stepfather, Amos “Rocks” Mitchell; a son, Curtis Baynes. She leaves to cherish her memory, beloved husband, the Rev. Harry Baynes, Pueblo; daughter, Tracy Baynes of San Francisco; an uncle, Deacon Wallace Pyles of Pueblo; other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1044 Spruce St. Interment, The Singing Tower section of Imperial Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Family will receive friends at a reception in the Cole Fellowship Hall following the burial rites.

Bayuk, Derek Grant
Derek Grant Bayuk - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 2017 - Derek Grant Bayuk, June 6, 1963-July 7, 2017. Derek, 54, abruptly left this Earth while doing what he loved, riding a motorcycle. He did so with no pain, no suffering after an unrecoverable head injury on the Boulder Diagonal Highway. Officially declared dead July 8, Derek would have grinned at the notion and symmetry that he came in on 6/6/63 and stepped out on 7/7/17. He would have said the 8th was paperwork and he didn't leave us - he just went to another job. Derek was born in Pueblo. The energetic, red-headed kid took to BMX, dirt bikes, cars and fixing things all his life. A master carpenter and craftsman of old-world style (like his father), he was well respected and admired by his colleagues for creative, quality work, being a good teacher, an inspiring mentor and a loyal friend. Whether it was rehabbing houses, fixing Chevys, motorcycles or helping his family or friends, he made things better. He could fix anything, solve any problem and we thought he was invincible. Camping, caving, playing drums, drinking beer, being a DJ, listening to heavy metal was his speed. Derek belonged to and loved caving grottos: Northern Colorado, Timberline, Mad Rats and Red Lanterns. He was proud to have helped build the walkways and rails in Glenwood Caverns and to be a good steward of the environment. Despite his rough exterior and colorful word choice, he was kind, honest, a softy for his daughters, his kitty-cats, and he never turned away a request for help. Preceded by mother, Phyllis Bayuk. Survived by daughters, Kayla Bayuk and Sarah Mantz; father, Jack Bayuk; and aunt, Arleen Podschweit of Pueblo; sister and business partner, Rene Wilkinson; nephews, Tyler and Stuart Wilkinson of Boulder; cousins in Oklahoma and Tennessee. He was a loving father, a devoted son and the best brother. Derek was genuinely a good man and he will be missed deeply. He would delight to know his organ donation of two lungs, two kidneys and liver saved five lives, enough vascular tissue, bone marrow, etc., were collected to service as many as 50 people for up to five years. To his last breath, Derek made things better. Memorial barbecue and potluck, 5 to 11 p.m. July 29, 18283 Weld County Road 3, Berthoud, Colo. His daughters will spread his ashes in a final camping trip and have set up a GofundMe.com page. His sister would be grateful for any pictures or stories you might have of Derek. Email to Rene@WpropertiesCO.com

Bayuk, Phyllis
Phyllis D. Bayuk - Pueblo Chieftain - October 4, 2016 - Phyllis D. Bayuk, 77, passed away Sept. 30, 2016. Survived by her husband of 56 years, Jack Bayuk; children, Derek Bayuk and Renae Wilkinson-Bayuk; sister, Vivian Robinson; brothers, Jack Cotton and Wesley Cotton; and four grandchildren. As per Phyllis’ request, there will be no viewing or services.

Bazanele, Charles
Charles “Baz “ Bazanele - Chronicle News - November 20, 2013 - Legends are born, not created. Charles “Baz “ Bazanele, born January 7, 1936 in the mining town of Vallorso, CO. Chuck was a mine worker, school janitor, and generally awesome human. Baz passed away Sunday, November 17 at 4:30 p.m. He loved his family, taking care of his yard, and watching the Denver Broncos. He thoroughly enjoyed plowing snow in the winter and thankfully not causing traffic accidents with his erratic driving. Charles loved delivering flowers, and he never forgot an address or name. He loved his dogs, and after they passed, his cat Awesome, curled up at his feet every night to sleep. He had a wicked sense of humor. Chuck liked to stop at every table and BS, when he went out for dinner with his family, as if he was running for city council and on many afternoons he gossiped at Duffy’s Barber Shop. In his later years, Baz drove around on his golf cart surveying, talking, picking up baseballs and hassling the TSJC Trojans. He never knew a stranger, he was generous, and often bought the city guys a cold Pepsi if they were working nearby. Chuck laid the ground work for his family’s work ethic and without him Trinidad Greenhouses would not have been a success. Grandpa Chuck will be sorely missed by his wife, daughter, son, grandkids, nephews, nieces, and many, many friends. A celebration of his life will take place Thursday, the 21st, at 10 a.m. at First Christian Church, with Pastor Cary Nelson officiating, Private inurnment will be held at a later date. Following the service there will be a gathering of family and friends at the church hall. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bazza, Giuseppe
Giuseppe Bazza – Walsenburg World – April 30, 1903 – Killed at Sunshine – Giuseppe Bazza, an Italian miner, who had only been in this country about three months was killed in the Sunshine Mine Monday morning by a fall of rock. Bazza was working in room eight off the back entry. He had been visited by the pit boss who told him to put up more props and showed him where to place them. The fall of rock was heard but it was thought to be an ordinary blast and no one went to the room until about 30 minutes later when another workman reported that there was a great mass of rock or coal in Bazza’s room, but that he could not see the miner himself. Bazza was dug out from under the rock and the coroner notified. Mr. Mead held an investigation that afternoon and the jury found that Bazza came to his death through his negligence in not putting up more props as he had been told to do.

Bazzardi, Antonio
Antonio Bazzardi – Walsenburg World – December 15, 1910 – Died of Heart Failure – A. Bazzardi, an Italian, 35 years of age, got off the Colorado & Southern train last night and procured a room at the Hunter Hotel. About 2 o’clock Dr. Trout was called to prescribe for the man who was taken sick. He died early this morning presumably of heart disease. A coroner’s inquest will be held this afternoon. Walsenburg World – December 22, 1910 – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, December 15, 1910, Antonio Bazzardi, age 39 years.

Beach, Marguerite
Marguerite Beach - Chronicle News - April 19, 2006 - Marguerite Beach, age 87, passed away on April 11, 2006. At her request, private internment was held April 18, 2006 at the Masonic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Beach, Rosemary C.
Rosemary C. Beach - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 2015 - Rosemary C. Beach, 79, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 13, 2015. Preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Beach; and daughter, Cynthia Beach. Survived by children, Dennis Beach, Danny Beach, Doyle (Kim) Beach, Diana Storie and Douglas (Lupe) Beach; along with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was loved deeply and will be greatly missed. A life celebration will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, at Mercy Seat Ministries, 1249 Routt Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors.

Beam, F.
F. Beam – Walsenburg World – February 20, 1906 – Disaster at Maitland – Monday morning there occurred one of the most terrible catastrophes in the history of Huerfano County. By a gas explosion in the Maitland mine at 10 o’clock yesterday morning nearly a score of miners lost their lives. The explosion occurred in what is known as the old sunshine mine but which is now worked by the Victor Fuel Company from the Maitland entry. The place of the explosion is under the hogback west of the old sunshine entry. As soon as a rescue party could enter the mine without a greater sacrifice of life, the work of rescue began, and by 4 o’clock 12 dead bodies had been removed from the mine. By 12 o’clock that night no more dead bodies had been recovered but two more were known to be in the mine somewhere. Archie Miller, the pit boss, and Pete Divizio, a driver, are the two missing men known to be still in the mine. Just how many more men may be in the mine is not known at the time we go to press. In all there are 35 men who work in that portion of the mine. But possibly from 15 to 20 did not go to work on the fateful day, since Saturday was paid a and many of the miners with their families were in Walsenburg and others of the foreign element were not yet recovered from the conjunction of payday and a Sunday with plenty of money and were resting up from their celebration. Every one of the miners who went to work in that section of the mine that day were killed outright. No one lived to come out alive. Up to 9 o’clock this (Tuesday) morning 14 bodies had been brought to the surface and one more is known to be in the workings. The bodies identified are: William Moran, James Teeters, Archie Miller, Pete Divizio, Nizzi Natale, S. Lobana, _____ Bemen, Domenk Lezeni, and Natale Ore.

Beamer, O. B.
O. B. Beamer – Walsenburg World – May 1, 1913 – O. B. Beamer Passes Away – Word was received here late Saturday evening of the death of O. B. Beamer, at Globe, Arizona. The news came as a great shock to his family and friends, for only a few days previous letters had been received indicating that he was in his usual health. The remains arrived here last evening and the funeral occurred from the Presbyterian Church at 3 o’clock Friday afternoon. The deceased was a member of the Walsenburg Lodge, IOOF, for 20 years and the local Odd Fellows will take charge of the ceremonies at the cemetery. Mr. Beamer was born in Monroe County, West Virginia, 46 years ago. He lived in Missouri two years, coming to Colorado in 1888, made his home in Walsenburg for the following eight years, making many friends by his great kindness of heart and jovial disposition. Mr. Beamer married Miss Spielmann of LaVeta about 1895. Mr. and Mrs. Beamer made their home for a short time in Canon City, then Durango, but for the most part have lived near LaVeta, Colorado. About one year sense, Mr. Beamer went to Arizona living at Globe. A wife and five children survive him, besides and aged father, five brothers and four sisters. The entire community sympathizes deeply with the sorrowing wife and little ones in this hour of great affliction. The funeral was attended by a large number of people and the casket was loaded with beautiful floral offerings from Odd Fellows and sympathizing friends. The following is a clipping from the Arizona Record of Globe, Arizona: Mr. O. B. Beamer, a middle-aged man, who was held up near the Old Dominion bridge, about 13th of April, as he was going home from work, by two men who demanded money, upon refusal to comply with their demands, was beaten up so as to be in a crippled condition for several days. On Saturday, April 19, he was discovered dead in a building of the Mountain View Hotel. Acquaintances living near the hotel say very little time had lapsed since they had noticed him make the effort to walk across the lot. His death is supposed to be the result of the assault. At the time of this attack his cries attracted the officers and the two men were arrested. One is serving a 30 day sentence in the city jail, the other was released after paying a fine. Since the case has become one of manslaughter, the officers are searching for Hayden, the thug at large. As soon as he is apprehended the two will be arraigned on a charge of manslaughter. Several letters from his wife and children living in LaVeta, Colorado, were found on his person. In his room were found express order stubs showing that he regularly sent her money. In his pocket book were also found receipts from Odd Fellows showing that he was a member in good standing at Walsenburg, Colorado.

Bean, C. H.
C. H. Bean – Pueblo Chieftain – December 5, 1919 – Elks To Hold Memorial Services For Dead Sunday – Next Sunday evening December 7, in the new city hall auditorium, Pueblo lodge No. 90 Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, will hold memorial services commemorative of brothers deceased during the year 1919, there being sixteen… The committee of arrangements has assembled an exceptionally fine program for the occasion. Hon. B. F. Koperlik of No. 90 has been chosen to deliver the eulogy to the deceased of the year… No. 90 will assemble at Elk Home at 7 o’clock and preceded by the Elks band will march in a body to the City Auditorium, where the services will start at 7:45 o’clock… The departed brothers whose memory will be honored Sunday are W. I. Jobe, J. E. Rizer, M. E. Lynch, E. J. Burns, A. Bosserman, H. M. Turner, O. N. Siemiller, C. H. Bean, M. C. Donnelly, J. K. Dempsey, N. M. Buford, J. B. Orman, M. M. Myers, W. H. Campbell, F. R. McAliney, J. Knox Burton.

Bean, Clinnie Paul Jr.
Clinnie Paul Bean Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 2014 - Clinnie Paul Bean Jr., 44, born Sept. 14, 1969, passed Sept. 10, 2014. Clinnie Paul Bean Jr. Preceded in death by his parents, Clinnie Paul Bean Sr. and Shelia Rae Whitney. He is survived by his fiancée, Crystal Fraser; and his former wife, Pauline Fraser; children, Micheal Cunningham, Megan Cunningham, Kayla (EJ) Klingler, Scott Bean, Chris Bean, Jade Guise, Tegan Bean, Tiera Fraser, Matthew Fraser and Tiffany Fraser: as well as other relatives and friends. He enjoyed boating and relaxing at the reservoir and camping. He was currently a student at CSU-Pueblo. The memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in the Aspen Leaf room in the OUC building of CSU-Pueblo.

Beard, Carmen L.
Carmen L. Beard - Chronicle News - August 12, 2014 - Carmen L. Beard, age 66, passed away at home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on August 6, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Ft. Lupton, Colorado on September 27, 1948 to Victoria (Urioste) and Max Gomez. On October 23, 1983, Carmen was United in marriage to James beard in Amarillo, Texas. She was a dedicated employer and employee and together with husband James worked for the Richardson & Richardson Construction Company. Carmen enjoyed life and lived each day to the fullest. She was a compassionate and caring person who never knew a stranger. A loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend, Carmen will be missed by all who were fortunate to have her in their life. Preceding her in death are mother, Vickie Garcia, Max A. Gomez and niece Martika Wilson. Left to cherish her memory is husband James beard, home address, children, Felix (Denise) Maldonado, Trinidad, Colorado, Jimmy (Sonya) beard, Manitou Springs, Colorado, Jolana beard, Houston, Texas, Jinger (David) beard, Clarksville, Tennessee, sisters, Maxine Lucero, Portales, New Mexico, Connie (Margarito) Peralez, Clovis, New Mexico, step-mother, Lucy Gomez, Portales, New Mexico, granddaughter, Amanda Trujillo, Trinidad, grandson, Gabriel beard, Clarksville, Tennessee, numerous nieces, nephews and a host of many dear friends and colleagues. Funeral services will be Friday, August 15, 2014 with funeral mass at 3:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Private inurnment at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Beard, Earl Bada
Earl Bada Beard - Huerfano World Journal - October 19, 2017 - Earl Bada Beard, age 80, died on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at his home in Gladstone, New Mexico. Earl was born on December 29, 1936, in Gladstone, NM, the only child of Fannie Francis (Bada) and Floyd W. “Bub” Beard. Earl grew up on the family ranch in Gladstone and attended school in Farley, New Mexico where he graduated in 1955. After graduating, Earl helped his dad on the ranch with his cattle business as well as worked for other local ranchers hauling hay, fixing fence, branding, and doing other types of ranch work. On October 1, 1966, Earl married Lois May Jackson of Trinidad, Colorado and the pair moved to Gladstone, NM and lived in the home Earl grew up is as Bub and Fanny retired and moved to Farley. Earl worked for the Colfax County Road Department for over twenty-five years driving a road grader and maintaining roads while simultaneously running his cattle ranch. Even after his retirement in the late 1990’s, Earl continued to run cattle in the Gladstone area and gradually purchased more land to add to the original family ranch. Throughout his eighty years on the planet, Earl Beard enjoyed going to auctions, working cattle, and spending time with his dogs, cats, and chickens. One of his favorite pastimes was teasing people. Earl never met a stranger, and he never met a waitress that he didn’t want to tease. Earl was preceded in death by his father on August 13, 1993 and by his mother on October 22, 1997. He is survived by his wife, Lois of Colfax General Long term Care Facility in Springer and his cousins: Alice Murray of Montana, Janet Gearhardt and her husband John, and Barrett Beard all of Kansas, Ronald Bada and his wife Rene of Oklahoma, Coleen Neeley of Mississippi, Jerry Bada and his wife Sue of Gladstone, New Mexico and Yvonne Headrick of Walsenburg, Colorado. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and friends; as well as his beloved fur babies, his dogs, Skidboot and Hobo. The funeral was October 12 at 2:00 pm at the Gladstone Community Building and he was interred at the Gladstone Cemetery. Haas Funeral Directors - October 19 2017 - Earl Bada Beard, December 29, 1936 - October 08, 2017 - Earl Bada Beard, age 80, died on Sunday, October 8, 2017, at his home in Gladstone, New Mexico. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the Gladstone Community Center in Gladstone, New Mexico and burial followed in the Gladstone Cemetery in Gladstone, New Mexico by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico. Earl was born on December 29, 1936, the only child of Fannie (Bada) and Floyd W. (Bub) Beard. Earl grew up on the family ranch near Gladstone and attended school in Farley, New Mexico where he graduated in 1955. After graduating, Earl helped his dad on the ranch with his cattle business as well as worked for other local ranchers hauling hay, fixing fence, branding, and doing other types of ranch work. Earl grew up with Bob and Bill Goodyear from a nearby ranch, and when Earl found out that Bill Goodyear had started dating Lorraine Jackson of Trinidad, Colorado, he asked Bill if she happened to have any sisters. That prompted Bill to take Earl with him to a dance at Branson, Colorado where he met Lorraine’s older sister, Lois. Lois was a willowy, brown-eyed beauty and Earl was soon smitten. Over the next few years, Bill and Earl made frequent trips to Trinidad to visit the women that they were chasing and in 1966, Bill and Lorraine got married on July 10 and Earl and Lois got married on October 1. After the wedding, Bub and Fannie sold Earl and Lois the family ranch at Gladstone and retired to a small house in Farley. For several years, Lois and Earl scraped by running a few cows and selling eggs to make ends meet. Earl said, “You can make a living selling eggs, just not a good living.” Finally, in the late 1970’s, they decided that if they wanted to keep the ranch, they would both need to get jobs, and they applied at the La Mesa Race Track in Raton, NM. After their stint working at the track, Earl got a job working for Colfax County driving a road grader, and Lois got a job as Postmaster of the Gladstone post office. They tirelessly worked at their day-jobs as well as worked to grow a thriving cattle ranch. And by the time they both retired in the late 1990’s, Lois and Earl had purchased several additional properties besides the family property, where they ran cattle. Because Earl suffered from epilepsy as a child and teenager, he and Lois made the decision not to have children for fear of passing the condition onto them. This meant that they had all the more love and affection to shower on Lois’s sister, Lorraine’s girls. Sherry and Kaye, and Lois’s brother, Lyle’s children, Lyle Ray Junior, Roy, Rhonda, Larry, and Kenny. Earl enjoyed playing with the kids when they were little, and when they were older, he liked putting them to work. When Sherry and Kaye were growing up, they spent many Sundays helping Earl and Lois tear down and rebuild fence, cut wood, brand cattle and do various other odd jobs around the ranch. Throughout his eighty years on the planet, Earl Beard enjoyed laughing; he enjoyed the outdoors working cattle, he enjoyed auctions and buying his latest treasure, He enjoyed spending time with his dogs, cats, and chickens, and he enjoyed teasing people probably more than most anything else. Earl enjoyed other people’s company, and he never met a waitress that he didn’t want to pester. Luckily for him, Lois was patient with his random comments and boisterous outbursts, and she always said, “Earl has never met a stranger.” As the years went by, Earl and Lois continued to live their ranching dream until Lois began to experience signs of forgetfulness. It wasn’t long before it became risky to leave her at home alone, and Earl was forced to put her into the Colfax Long-term Care Facility in Springer. There, she thrived, and Earl was left to live a solitary life on the ranch with his dogs. Luckily for Earl, Gladstone is a close-knit community, and his saving grace was having lunch down at the Gladstone store every day with his long-time friend, Dan Bryan and other locals. In November of 2016, Earl began losing weight, and though he went to the doctor, no one seemed to want to get to the root of his problem. Earl suffered from swollen feet, terrible back pain, yellowing skin, stomach and intestinal issues, and though concerned family and friends kept asking him if everything was okay and encouraging him to go to the doctor, he seemed satisfied with diagnoses of “parasites” or “kidney issues”. It was a mere two days before his passing, that Earl received word of what was actually going on with him - Stage 4 pancreatic cancer which had metastasized to the bone. Earl was told he had three to six months to live, but that was not the case. He passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2016 at 8:55 P.M., just a couple days after learning about his condition, in the company of his long-time friend and hired-helper, Linda Rogers. Now it is up to those of us left behind to remember Earl’s legacy. Earl enjoyed life and other people’s company. He enjoyed the outdoors, hard work, and a good laugh. He was the ultimate teaser and enjoyed the blush of red that burned across his victim’s cheeks to the tips of their ears. He had a laugh that could fill up a room, and when you heard it, there was no question of its source. He had a savvy business sense that belied his humble beginnings. In the end, Earl suffered more than anyone should, and he did it silently, stoically, and with the grace of a cowboy. As his dentist, Brian Nazeri said when he learned of Earl’s passing, “Who’s going to replace Earl?” The answer is, no one. Earl was one-of-a-kind and irreplaceable. He will be sorely missed. Earl was preceded in death by his parents, Bub and Fanny Beard. He is survived by his wife, Lois of Colfax General Long term Care Facility in Springer; He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends; as well as his beloved fur babies, his dogs, Skidboot and Hobo. Survivors: Wife: Lois Beard of Gladstone, New Mexico. Cousins:

Bearden, John N.
John N. Bearden - Chronicle News - June 25, 2015 - John N. “Jack” Bearden passed away June 18, 2015 at his home in Trinidad. Jack was born in Trinidad on July 11, 1927 to Edwin R. and Thelma Turner Bearden and was a lifelong resident. He was a member of the third-generation of the Turner family to be born in Trinidad following their settling here in 1882. After graduating from Trinidad High School, Jack was appointed to the US Naval Academy at Annapolis by J. Edgar Chenoweth. His eyesight prevented him from continuing a naval career so he returned to Colorado where he received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Colorado. Mr. Bearden and returned to Trinidad and joined his father in the insurance business which still operates today. Mr. Bearden’s generosity and service to the community was legendary, even though his modesty attempted to hide it. Among the many organizations and boards he served on and supported were the TSJC Educational Foundation, Carnegie Public Library, A. R. Mitchell Museum, and Stonewall Country Club. The Chamber of Commerce presented him with a J. Edgar Chenoweth Award at its 100th annual meeting in 2007. Mr. Bearden was preceded in death by his siblings, Edwin Turner Bearden and Sally Bearden Rowland. He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years Catharine Walter Bearden, children John (Lauren) Bearden of California, Juliet (Mike) Dixon of Trinidad, a sister Sue Bearden Saunders of Arizona, brother-in-law Dr. Jack Rowland of Salida. He adored his grandchildren: Cassie Dixon, Robert Aaron Dixon, Brett Bearden Dixon, Ian Schine Bearden and Avery Catherine Bearden as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Private family services will be held. Donations in memory of Mr. Bearden may be made to the charity of your choice.

Beardslee, Carolyn Sue
Carolyn Sue Beardslee - Chronicle News - December 11, 2009 - Carolyn Sue Beardslee, age 60, passed away at home on December 3, 2009. She was born in Effingham, Illinois on September 14, 1949 to Eveley (Fisher) and Everett White, whom both preceded her in death. Carolyn was an avid bowler and dart player. She was a sports fanatic and loved the Broncos and Colorado Rockies. Survivors are husband of 42 years, Tom of home address; children, Michael (Rose) Beardslee, Seattle, Wash.; Michelle (Javier) Luna, Iowa; Tom Beardslee, Trinidad; Vanessa Beardslee, Trinidad; T.J. Beardslee of home address.; 13 grandchildren, two great grandchildren; brothers, Mike (Judy) White, Joe (Betty) White, Tom (Doris) White, John (Becky) White all of Arizona; sister-in-law, Donna Gardner, Ariz.; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 11, 2009 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Cary Nelson officiating. At her request cremation with private inurnment at a later date. Friends are invited to gather with family at the Lord’s Chapel in Segundo after services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to charity of your choice. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Beatrice, Martin V.
Martin V. Beatrice - Chronicle News - May 25, 2006 - Martin V. Beatrice, a former Trinidad, Colorado resident of 42 years, died peacefully on Sunday, May 21, 2006, at Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, NC after an extended illness with cancer. “Marty”, as he was loving known to friends, and “Daddy” or “Pop” as he was known to his wife and children, was comforted at his day of passing by his wife and two sons. All four children, and his two surviving brothers came to visit Marty during his most recent hospital stay. An outpouring of calls from extended family and friends from across the country was greatly appreciated by family during his last days. Born 1941 in Boston, Massachusetts to Pasquale Beatrice and Assunta (Susie Bruno) Beatrice, Marty was the oldest of three sons, and graduated from St. Mary’s High School, Lynn, Massachusetts. A standout prep football player, Marty was awarded a full athletic scholarship to Arizona State contingent upon completing a year of college prep work at Trinidad State Junior College. It was at TSJC in 1960 that Marty met his college sweetheart, and life-long partner, Frances “Pat” Palomino, of Trinidad. Marty and Pat wed in 1961 and were the proud parents of four children, Marty (44), Susie (43), Patrick (41) and Annette (40). During his time in Trinidad, Marty and Pat raised their children in a loving and wholesome environment. The Beatrice’s were members of Holy Trinity Church and all the children graduated from Trinidad High School. Marty had a very colorful and fulfilling life. To many in Trinidad he will be remembered as a policeman, a football and basketball coach at Holy Trinity and Trinidad Catholic schools, and later as a successful food salesman/businessman servicing many area businesses. Marty was well loved in the Trinidad community, and will be remembered for his compassion, his love of life and laughter which impacted so many people. To his immediate family, Marty will always be remembered for his loving nature, hard work, and devotion to his wife and children. In the late 1990’s, Marty and Pat moved to the Charlotte, NC area to be near their youngest son, Patrick, and for job-related reasons. As a resident of Waxhaw, NC, Marty and Pat enjoyed their beautiful home and made many nice friends in the Carolinas. Marty was able to retire from his profession, and enjoy time away from work. Marty and Pat enjoyed traveling, cooking, gardening and just being with each other. They are the owners of a retail business in Indian Trail, NC. A memorial service will also be held in Charlotte, NC in June for family and friends in the area. Marty was preceded in death by his mom, Susie in 1957, and his father Pasquale (Pat) Beatrice in 1976. Marty is survived by his wife Pat; his four children, Marty (Lebanon, ME); Susie Hervert (Edwards, CO); Patrick (Indian Trail, NC); and Annette Ferri (Ft. Collins, CO); 11 grandchildren; brothers, Patrick Beatrice (Framing-ham, MA) and Peter Beatrice (Raynham, MA); and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Palomino and family (Trinidad, CO). The family wishes to acknowledge and sincerely thank the staff of Presbyterian Hospital, and the oncology department, Charlotte, NC, for their care and outpouring of love during Marty’s cancer treatments and illness. Marty will be lovingly missed and remembered by all. Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 30, 2006 from 4:00-8:00PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel, Trinidad. A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 10:00AM at Holy Trinity Church, with internment immediately following at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. At the request and wishes of the family, there will be a private gathering of immediate family at the home of Charles and Frances Palomino following the burial services. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Marty can make a donation to the Cancer Research Foundation in memory of Martin V. Beatrice: Presbyterian Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 33549, Charlotte, NC 28233-3549. Arrangements are under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Beatty, Angela
Angela Beatty - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2017 - Angela Beatty passed away in Pueblo on Oct. 9, 2017. She was preceded in passing by her nine siblings and her parents. She is survived by brother, Herb (Rosalie) Maes of Pueblo; many nieces and nephews, including loving caregivers, Robert (Cathy) Maes and Darlene (Robert) Navarro of Pueblo. Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, with a rosary at 11 a.m. and Mass to follow at St. Paul Catholic Church, 9 El Pomar Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, with a reception to follow.

Beatty, Georgia L.
Georgia L. Beatty - Montgomery & Steward - July 11, 2015 - Georgia L. Beatty passed away on June 9, 2015, after 95 full and productive years! She was born the ninth child of Frank and Sallie Stringer in Delhi, Colo. on April 27, 1920. She is survived by her three children, Wayne (Dorothy) of Casper, Wyo., Gregory of Littleton, Colo. and Peggy (Tom) Pighetti of Littleton, Colo. She was very proud of her five grandchildren, Phillip (Tammy-Jean) Beatty of Arlington, Va., Tim Beatty of Cary, N.C., Vanessa Pighetti of Centennial, Colo., Nathan (Joanna) Beatty of Royal Oak, Mich. and Jolena (Marc) Kimmett of Littleton, Colo. Also survived by seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, George E. Beatty; and eight brothers and sisters. Georgia was a lifelong and active member of Lake Avenue Baptist Church where she was involved with Sunday school and congregational leadership. She was an active volunteer in PTA and worked tirelessly to help develop appropriate opportunities for the developmentally disabled and was also an avid and accomplished card player. From early in her life, beginning at age 17, she worked in Pueblo at a number of people oriented jobs, starting in 1937 as a telephone operator with Mountain Bell, sales clerk at Crews-Beggs and finally retiring at age 72, as a medical receptionist with Doctors Gardner, Hite and Bagale. Work and devotion to her disabled son Greg was always very important to Georgia. As a young person of the depression era, she always stressed working hard and being thankful to have a job. Celebration of her life is planned for 10 a.m. on Friday, July 31, 2015, at Montgomery & Steward Chapel, 1317 N. Main, Pueblo. Reception, Lake Avenue Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers people are encouraged to make a donation to the developmental disability group of their choice in her name.

Beatty, Gregory
Gregory D. Beatty - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 2017 - Gregory D. Beatty, 68. Interment, 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mountain View Cemetery.

Beatty, Joyce W.
Joyce W. Beatty - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2017 - Joyce W. Beatty, born Aug. 5, 1933, of Newhall, Iowa, joined the Lord Sept. 24, 2017, after a lengthy battle with illness. Preceded in death by her parents, Emery and Ethel Weichman; and sister, Gail Stoecker. Survived by her daughter, Erin Beatty; sisters, Phyllis Ocheltree and Rozella Lauterwasser; and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation will take place at Roselawn Crematory. Private services to be held at a later date.

Beatty, Ross Jr.
Ross Beatty Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2015 - Ross Beatty Jr., 68, passed away March 27, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ross and Shirlee Beatty; and his aunt, Olive Conway. Ross is survived by his wife, Linda; his brother, Gary; sister-in-law, Gay; and his uncle, Charles Conway. Ross was a 1964 Centennial graduate, inducted into the CHS Sports Hall of Fame. Out of high school, Ross tried out with the White Sox. He attended the Colorado School of Mines on a baseball scholarship. Ross graduated from USC, where he played on the golf team and served as its captain his senior year. Ross worked as an accountant, restaurateur and businessman in Colorado, Arizona and California. This passionate golfer and sportsman will be deeply missed. Please join Ross’ family and friends in celebrating his life from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 28 at City Park’s Rotary Pavilion.

Beatty, Sally R.
Sally R. Beatty - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 2016 - Sally R. Beatty, Jan. 25, 1937, to Aug. 15, 2016, from Pueblo, Colo. Sally spent her entire life in Colorado working in nursing, public health and international missions with Catholic Relief Services. Though a mother to none, she traveled the world with her beloved nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews. Sally made a career serving those who needed service, but her legacy lives on more so as a devoted aunt, Broncos fan and her generous, soft soul. She is survived by her brother, Thomas J. Beatty in Denver. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Denver, Colo., with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Catholic Relief Services.

Beaty, Ray
Ray Beaty - Chronicle News - March 8, 2011 - Ray Beaty, Railroader, U.S. Navy veteran - Ray Beaty, 68, passed away March 2, 2011. He was born April 14, 1942, in Denver. He was preceded in death by his parents William and Maurine Beaty. He was married to his loving wife Verna, in 1962, after serving in the Navy four years. He was an active member of the Bible Baptist Church in Trinidad. Survivors include his wife, Verna, three sons Bill (Janet) Beaty of Trinidad, Bob (Ully) Beaty of Germany, Dan (Liz) Beaty of Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, and one daughter Yvonne (Mike) Ruscetti, of Trinidad. He is also survived by five brothers and five sisters, six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter, sister in law Martha (Walt) Garson, and brother in law Wesley Dunaway. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 9, 2011 from 2-6 p.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral will be Thursday, March 10, 2011, at 10 a.m., at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with Andy Oh-man officiating. Burial to follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. After the services a meal will be served at the home address, 1111 Victoria Square, Trinidad. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Al Kaly Shrine: Children’s Hospital, PO Box 193, Pueblo, CO 81002 or the Advocates Against Domestic Assault, PO Box 696, Trinidad, CO 81082. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Beauvais, Babette
Babette Beauvais - Pueblo Chieftain - November 6, 2016 - Babette Beauvais, 76, passed away Thursday, Nov.3, 2016, in Loveland, Colo. She was born Sept 29, 1940, in New York, NY. Babette was preceded in death by her mother, Anita Hollenzer; father, Frank Hollenzer; son, Barry J. Beauvais, DDS; and brother Robert (Norma) Hollenzer. She is survived by her husband, Phil Beauvais; children, Randy (Carmela) Beauvais, and Rob Beauvais; grandchildren, Ben and Caty Beauvais; and a host of other relatives and friends who will miss her. Babette was a devoted wife and loving mother to three children. She adored her grandchildren and loved to surround herself with lifelong friends. She was a devout Catholic who served God in all that she did. She was a liaison for the Shrine of St. Therese, an avid fundraiser to St. John Neumann Catholic School, a dedicated member and fundraiser to Rosemont Museum and a friend of the Pueblo Library. She will be deeply missed by all. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Beauvais, Linda
Linda Marie Beauvais - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 2016 - Linda Marie Beauvais (nee Fiechtl) died peace fully in Fort Collins, Colo., on July 21, 2016, at the age of 71. Linda is survived by her husband of 51 years, Fred; her daughter, Amy (Tony); her son, Gary (Melissa); and her four cherished grandchildren, Max (20), Gigi (18), Anna (16) and Adam (15). She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Gladys Fiechtl of Pueblo, Colo. Linda was born on Dec. 29, 1944, in Pueblo, Colo. She graduated from Pueblo Catholic High School in 1962, from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in mathematics and from Colorado State University with a master’s in computer science. Linda married Fred, her high school sweetheart, in 1965. After moving to Fort Collins, Linda worked for 20 years at Hewlett-Packard as a programmer and project manager. Most importantly, Linda raised her family to love deeply, be strong and eat well. She made the best green chile in the world, was an avid hiker, gardener, fisherwoman and totally loved her best friend Fred to the moon and back. Twenty-five years ago, Linda beat the odds against advanced breast cancer. Her fierce determination carried her through the subsequent years of physical challenges and she earned the sobriquet of “one tough lady.” A private family reception will be held. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Special Olympics or the Larimer County Food Bank.

Beauvais, Philip J.
Philip J. Beauvais - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 2017 - Philip J. Beauvais, 76, passed away July 10, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Babette; and son, Barry. Phil is survived by two sons, Randy (Carmela) Beauvais and Rob Beauvais. Phil was a very caring and loving husband to his wife of 53 years. He was a devoted father to three children and adoring grandfather of two. He dedicated his life to family values, which he extended to family, friends and strangers in loving abundance. Phil was a well-respected businessman and philanthropist. As a CPA by trade, he was a partner in an accounting firm before acquiring ABC Plumbing in 1975, where he spent over 40 years as co-owner and business leader until he sold the business a few years prior to his passing. He treated all customers and employees as family and will be remembered by the local business community for all of his board memberships and local development contributions. He founded St. John Neumann Catholic School with John Keilbach, where he continued his dedication as a board member and fundraiser for close to 40 years. He led fundraising for Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church for many years and was a generous contributor to nonprofit organizations. He will be deeply missed by all. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, at St. Mary Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you please make donations to St. John Neumann Catholic School, Pueblo, Colo.

Beaver, Georgia
Georgia Beaver - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 2015 - Georgia Beaver, born in Olathe, Colo., on Aug. 1, 1926, in the marriage of Olive and George Lawson of Iowa. Georgia graduated from Ola-the High School in 1944. She married John Beaver on Aug. 14, 1948. She was a devoted, loving mother to four children, Georgiann, Susan, John and Michael. She was a dedicated mother, homemaker, good cook and “handyman,” as she was an only child, raised by her father. Her mother died when Georgia was 2. She was a member of Pueblo bowling leagues and the Women’s Auxiliary to the Newspaper Printers Union, which was her husband, John’s, his father’s and John’s younger sister, MaryAnn’s profession. Georgia believed in God, and taught right from wrong. She attended Parkhill Christian Church until a fall left her wheelchair bound. She made Life Care Center of Pueblo her and John’s home in 2011. Georgia was the beloved grandmother of five, Kevin (Kristy) Renzelman, Matthew (Veronica) Beaver, Mallory (Justin) Friesen, Christopher (Ashley) Beaver, Kayla Beaver; great-grandmother of six, Wyatt Renzelman, Brad Beaver, Lexi Beaver, Rylie Friesen, Sawyer Friesen and TaJaun Williams. Georgia left this life on Oct. 17, 2015, to be home with her God. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, at Life Care Center, 2118 Chatalet Lane. Please support your religious beliefs, help to spread the Word to others with no knowledge of God and not comforted with God’s love and promise of everlasting life. Arrangements, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Beaver, John
John Beaver - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 2015 - John Beaver, 87, joined his wife of 67 years, and went home to God Dec. 17, 2015. His wife, Georgia, began the journey Oct. 17 of this year. He said his heart was broken after his “Georgie” left before him. They were married Aug. 14, 1948. John and Georgia were residents of Life Care in Pueblo for four years. John was born in Grand Junction, Colo., July 19, 1928. He was the oldest of three children, born in the marriage of William Dennis Beaver and Ann Ellen (McGill) Beaver. He moved to Olathe, Colo., his senior year, graduating from high school in 1946. He attended Western State College. He chose the career of his father, who owned a newspaper in Oklahoma; and worked as a printer in Wisconsin, Texas, Grand Junction and Olathe. He set up his last newspaper in Manzanola, Colo. His father retired in Pueblo, the city where his son and grandchildren lived. John’s sister, Mary Ann, also was a journeyman printer. John was a dedicated employee of The Pueblo Star Journal and Chieftain. His retirement was brought on by the loss of sight in his right eye. He experienced poor health almost from the time he turned 20. His part Cherokee and Mexican heritage gave him an unusual stamina. He would always say it was “not easy” for him to “stay down.” He was a loving father to four children, Georgiann (Terry), Susan, John Jr. and Michael. He was always religious, observed the Sabbath and made his family time his priority. He obtained a master’s degree in Christian education. His hobby was “Ham” radio operating. When his sons became “scouting age,” he participated in their scouting events; and became a lifetime Ranger Boy Scout leader. John attended Parkhill Christian Church until Georgia’s fall in 2011. He kept his Bible studies weekly with visitations from the Jehovah’s Witnesses. John was the grandfather of five, Kevin (Kristy) Renzelman, Matthew (Veronica) Beaver, Mallory (Justin) Friesen, Christopher (Ashley) Beaver, Kayla Beaver; great-grand-father of six, Wyatt Renzelman, Brad Beaver, Lexi Beaver, Rylie Friesen, Sawyer Friesen and TaJaun Williams. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, at Life Care Center, 2118 Chatalet Lane. Please support your religious beliefs, help to spread the Word to others with no knowledge of God and not comforted with God’s love and promise of everlasting life. Arrangements, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Beaver, Martha Lillian
Martha Lillian Swanson Beaver - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 2015 - Martha Lillian Swanson Beaver, born Sept. 15, 1921, in Kansas City, Mo., to the union of Axel and Bertha (Persson) Swanson. Passed away July 11, 2015, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her parents; brothers, George Swanson and Robert Swanson; sister, Myrtle Swanson; and her husband, Ernest Loyd Beaver. She is survived by her children, Richard Beaver of Boorowas, Australia, Donald Beaver (Margaret) of La Porte, Colo., Deborah Beaver of Dover, Del.; Diane Clark (Dumont) of Pueblo and Jan Beaver (Vickie) of La Porte, Colo. She is survived by her sister, Linnea Okes of Desert Hot Springs, Calif. She also is survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was born in Kansas City, Mo. When she was 2 years old, the family moved to Los Angeles, Calif., where Martha grew up. The family moved to Craig, Colo., in 1938. Martha graduated from Moffat County High School in 1939. She met Loyd Beaver in Craig and they married June 1, 1941, in Hamilton, Colo. They lived many places but the longest time in Craig. Loyd passed away in 1968; Martha moved from Craig to Fort Collins, Colo., in 1977. In Fort Collins, she worked in the banking industry. She retired in 1997 at age 76. She was active in White Cross, Scandinavian Heritage Club, Hardy Hikers and Faith Evangelical Free Church. She loved hiking in the mountains, classical music and art. She moved to Pueblo in 2013 to be near her daughter. Special thanks to the nurses in the Stroke Unit at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, nurses at Sangre de Cristo Hospice Joni Fair Hospice House, Primrose Assisted Living and Dr. Jim Stjernholm. Services will be held in Craig, Colo. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon Bible Society.

Beavers, Willideen
Willideen Beavers - Chronicle News - June 29, 2004 - Willideen Beavers, age 80, passed away at home on June 24, 2004. She was born in Fairfax, Oklahoma on July 13, 1923 to Flossie (Jones) and William A. McGregor. Willideen enjoyed painting and ceramics and loved spending time with her friends at the Kennedy Community Center. Preceding her in death are parents, Flossie and William McGregor; husband Arley Beavers; sons Tony Beavers and Gordon Beavers. Survivors are son Alan (Bonnie) Beavers, Springdale, Arkansas; grandchildren, Patty (Donald) Sparks, Springfield, Tenn., Linda (Mike) Hen-son, Springdale, Ark., Stephanie “Dee Dee” (Nick) Couch, Springdale, Ark., seven great-grandchildren; and extended family and friends in the Trinidad and Walsenburg area whom she loved very much. Visitation will be Thursday, from 4:00 PM-8:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home. Funeral will be Friday, July 2, 2004 at 10:00 AM at the Stonewall Community Church with Rev. David Trimble officiating. Honorary pallbearers are Norma Blatnick, Barbara Gomez, Elaine Chavez, Anna Tibbets, Mary D’Ercole and Michelle Smith. Active pallbearers are Nathan Renner, Mark Dickerhoof, Joe Gomez, Donald Chavez, Brandon Blatnick and Lloyd Holiman. Interment will follow at the Stonewall Cemetery. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at the Kennedy Center in Segundo. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Beber, Jeremy Wayne
Jeremy Wayne Beber - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2016 - Jeremy Wayne Beber, 38, passed away unexpectedly April 10, 2016. He is survived by his daughters, Jessica Lynn and Kylie Marie Beber. Service, 1 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2016, at Roselawn Funeral Home. All are welcome. Roselawn Funeral Home - April 20, 2016 - Jeremy Wayne Beber, 38, passed away unexpectedly April 10, 2016. He was preceded in death by his mother and father. He is survived by the loves of his life, his daughters Jessica Lynn & Kylie Marie Beber, his best friend and life partner Dedra Wallace, his sister Tabitha Wilburn, his brothers John Wilburn and Michael DeBlasio and by all others who loved him. His memories and his love for us will remain with us always for love itself lasts a lifetime. Service to occur on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 1pm at Roselawn Funeral Home, all are welcome to attend.

Bebermeyer, Helyn
Helyn Konugres Bebermeyer - Chronicle News - May 6, 2005 - Helyn Konugres Bebermeyer, former Trinidad, Colo. resident and longtime resident of Beverly Hills and Palm Springs, Calif., passed away on May 3, 2005 at age 84 in California. A memorial service was held in honor of her life. The Rev. Fr. John B. Konugres, nephew, presiding. Born in Trinidad, Colorado, widow of Gus Bebermeyer, daughter of Mae (Saliba) and Samuel Konugres. She attended the Trinidad public schools and Trinidad State Jr. College where she was a member of Phi Theta Kappa (National Honor Society), editor of the yearbook, and chosen Typical Trojan. She was a graduate of The Colorado College where she was a member of Gamma Phi Beta. For over 37 years, she was a member of the International Studies and Foreign Relations Department, UCLA. She was a civic leader serving on many boards, among them: Beverly Hills Library (President); Board of Directors, St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Los Angeles, (President); board member California Diocese; The Patriarch Athenagoras Institute, University of California, Berkeley; Pan Hellenic Society, Beverly Hills and Palm Springs; and The Desert Art Museum Palm Springs. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Gus Konugres (Beverly Hills). She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Konugres Petsetaki, granddaughter Alexandra and grandson, Constandinos Petsetaki of Athens, Greece. She is also survived by brother, Dr. James Konugres (San Marcos, CA); three sisters, Dr. Angelyn Konugres Coupounas, (Chestnut Hill, MA), Kris Anne Konugres Vogelpohl (Galveston, TX), and Dr. Beverly Konugres Bain (Bernardsville, NJ); and numerous nieces and nephews. Donations in honor of her life may be made to: The Helyn Konugres Bebermeyer Memorial Prayer Book Fund, St. Sophia Cathedral, 1324 S. Normandy Ave., Los Angeles, California 90006.

Bechaud, R. P.
R. P. Bechaud – Walsenburg World – January 26, 1904 – R. P. Bechaud, manager of the Colorado Supply Company store at Trinidad, died while on a visit to California last Friday afternoon of rheumatism of the heart.

Bechaver, Lorraine Christine
Lorraine Christine Bechaver- Huerfano World - February 23, 2017 - Michael Bechaver and Norma Amidei grew up in Toltec, Colorado, just north of Walsenburg. In 1925, they married, and shortly thereafter, moved to southern California. Their daughter, Lorraine was born in National City 6 February 1928. She was raised primarily in Chula Vista, where her parents, Mike and Norma, worked on a lemon orchard, and her Italian grandfather produced wine. In 1942, the family moved into San Diego, where her parents became the owners and proprietors of Pacific Sundries, a shop with a soda fountain and lunch counter, along the old Pacific Highway, serving the needs of sailors and soldiers alike. Lorraine graduated from Point Loma High School in 1946. Immediately after, she attended business classes at City College in San Diego. Due to her aptitude, she was chosen for a temporary position with Klauber Wangenheim Company, a food wholesaler and distribution company in downtown San Diego. It was one of the oldest surviving businesses in California at the time, second only to Levi-Strauss. Her diligence and commitment served her well, as she was promptly offered a permanent position with KW. Her dedication never wavering, she remained with the company for 33 years, until they closed their doors in 1980, driven out of business by the rise of the big box stores. Instead of searching for work elsewhere, Lorraine decided to enjoy an early retirement at age 52. Forever loving to travel, the family went on several adventures abroad, and enjoyed road trips across this great nation. Following the death of her mother in 1976 and her father in 1980, she continued to travel with her Uncle Pete Bechaver, until his death in 1988. Then she ventured out independently, continuing the tradition of traveling extensively first with friends, then finally on her own. She visited such exotic places as Egypt, India, Thailand, Tanzania, Chili, Australia, China, and especially loved visiting Italy and exploring the European Continent, most recently accompanied by her cousin Will Bechaver of Walsenburg. They were planning a trip this year to Antarctica, the only continent Lorraine hadn’t yet visited. Lorraine still lived on the Loma Portal street in San Diego on which she had generally grown up, in a house she had called home for 66 years. She was but a girl when she started her career, so she has outlived many of her neighbors, friends, and colleagues. Lorraine Bechaver passed away 28 January 2017, just a week before her 89th birthday, after a brief illness. She is survived by numerous cousins in Colorado and Texas. Private services were held Thursday 9 February at 1:00 p.m., at Sorrento Valley Chapel, El Camino Memorial Cemetery, in San Diego.

Becher, Earl Henry
Earl Henry Becher – Pueblo Chieftain – August 8, 1918 – Day’s Casualty List – Marine Casualties – Washington, Aug. 7 – A marine casualty list issued today shows: Earl H. Decher (Becher), Apache, Colo., killed in action. Pueblo Chieftain – August 8, 1918 – 4 Colorado Boys Killed in Action – 1 From Pueblo – Another Coloradoan Dies of Accident and Another is Wounded – Four Colorado boys, among whom was one from Pueblo county were killed in action in France, one died of accident and another was wounded, according to the casualty lists issued yesterday by the government. The boy from Pueblo County is Earl H. Decher (Becher) whose home is given as Apache. He was in the Marines. Pueblo Chieftain – August 11, 1918 – City Briefs – Name Misspelled – A correction to the casualty list appearing in the Thursday paper has been made in a letter received by The Chieftain from Mrs. J. F. Codding. The name as it appeared in the paper was Earl H. Decher, Apache, Colo., and the correction is Earl H. Becher. He was reared in the Rye neighborhood and a star for him is on the service flag of the Rye Home church. Pueblo Chieftain – August 12, 1918 – They Had Word Boy Was Only Injured – Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Becher of Apache, Colo., have received a telegram from the war dept. stating that their son Earl Henry Becher was severely wounded while in action on July 19. The casualty lists recently carried the name of Becher as having been killed in action. As the parents have received no further notice than a telegram they are hopeful that the announcement in the casualty list was a mistake. The telegram which was received on August 7 by Mr. Becher reads: "regret to inform you that cablegram from a broad advises that Private Earl Henry Becher, Marine Corps, was severely wounded in action July 19. Should further details be received you will be notified." Find-A-Grave – Pueblo Chieftain – April 4, 1967 – The body of Earl Henry Becher, 75, who apparently died several days ago of natural causes, was found Monday in the doorway of his cabin, 7 miles west of Rye. Becher, a prospector who had lived in Pueblo County for 30 years, was found by a friend, John Kear of Rye. Kear said he had been checking regularly on the elderly man who had not been feeling well. Becher lived alone. Deputy Coroner Verlyn Peterson said that Becher, who was last seen alive on March 30, apparently suffered a heart attack. No autopsy is planned. Becher served with the Marine Corps during World War I and was a member of the American Legion Post at Rye. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Kathy Medill of Rye and Mrs. Bertha Vandruff of La Jara, and two brothers, Marvin Becher of Rye and Haram Becher of Apache Junction, Ariz. Davis Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Pueblo Chieftain – April 4, 1967 – Earl Henry Becher, (died) April 1, 1967, at his cabin near Rye, Colo. Brother of Mrs. Kathie Medill and Marvin Becher, both of Rye; Mrs. Bertha Vandruff, La Jara, Colo., and Haram Becher, Apache Junction, Ariz. Member of Rye Post 115, American Legion. Rye area resident for the past 30 years. A prospector and employe of Ashley Sawmill. Born June 18, 1891, in Ohio. U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War I. Arrangements later. Pueblo Chieftain – April 5, 1967 – Earl Henry Becher. Graveside services 4 p.m. today at Brookside Cemetery, Rye, Colo., with the Rev. Frances Bigelow, pastor of Rye Home Methodist Church, officiating, followed by military rites, conferred by Rye Post 115, American Legion. Note: Earl Henry Becher was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, Colorado. Date of birth was June 18, 1891, and date of death was April 1, 1967.

Becher, Madge Marie
Madge Marie Becher - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2016 - Madge Marie Becher passed away peacefully on July 18, 2016 in Gilbert, Ariz. Madge was born on March 14, 1928, in Swink, Colo. She was one of two children born to Oliver and Lorraine Ridgway. Madge graduated from Pueblo Central High School and Minnequa Nursing School (1949), where she became a registered nurse. She worked as a polio and doctor’s office nurse for several years before becoming a housewife. She was a longtime member of Wesley United Methodist Church and a huge supporter of CSU-Pueblo. Madge was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and aunt. Madge rarely sat down since she was an avid cleaner and was always making sure everyone had something to eat. Madge was always happy and had a good laugh. Madge was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Floyd Ridgway; her stepfather, Melvin Boshart; and her husband of 55 years, E. K. Becher. Her survivors include her three sons, Dennis of Lawton, Okla., Gary (Robyn) of Gilbert, Ariz., and Kent (Kandis) of Fort Worth, Texas; her grandchildren, Breanna, Kaylee, Garrison, Robinson, T.J., Kyle and Jared; six great-granddaughters, one great-grandson; and numerous nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1, at Wesley Methodist Church, 85 Stanford Ave. Madge will be laid to rest with her husband, E.K. at Brookside Cemetery in Rye, Colo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CSU-Pueblo Foundation or Wesley United Methodist Church.

Becicka, Zachry
Zachry Becicka - Pueblo Chieftain - December 8, 2014 - The Colorado State Patrol has released the identity of the 23-year-old Pueblo West man killed Sunday night in a head-on collision on U.S. 50. Zachry Becicka died at the scene of the accident that occurred about 6 p.m. on the stretch of U.S. 50 between Purcell Boulevard and Pueblo Boulevard. Becicka was driving eastbound in a 1993 Honda Civic when it was struck head-on by a truck that was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of traffic. The truck was driven by 54-year-old William Moore of Pueblo. Moore and a passenger in the Honda were taken to Parkview Medical Center. The passenger, who was not identified by the state patrol, was treated and released. Alcohol is being considered a factor in the accident and possible charges are pending. The accident closed the highway for several hours Sunday night. Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2014 - Zachry Becicka, 23, of Pueblo West, fell asleep in death on Dec. 7, 2014. Preceded in death by his sister, Devan Breann. Zachry is survived by his parents, Rudy and Suzanne; girlfriend, Melissa; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Pueblo West Funeral Home. Relatives and friends will be received at Pueblo West Courtesy Hall following service.

Beck, Barbara Ruth
Barbara Ruth Geiser Beck - Pueblo Chieftain - October 2, 2016 - Barbara Ruth Geiser Beck, 66, passed with peace and grace on Sept. 28, 2016. Survived by daughter, Sharon and son, James, both of New York City; and their father, J. Michael of Pueblo; her mother, Carol Geiser of Sun City West, Ariz.; sister, Bobbie Miller (Mark, Daniel, Grant) of Greeley; brother, Terry Geiser of Sun City, Ariz., and sister, LaVonne Trenary (Lee, Bruce, Jim, Cindy) of Deltona, Fla. Predeceased by her father, Robert Geiser; and mother-in-law, Marie Pike Beck. Known as “Bunny” to her family, Barbara was born on July 27, 1950, to Carol and Robert Geiser in Greeley. She received degrees in organ and voice from Colorado University, Colorado State University, and the University of Northern Colorado. As a young woman, she moved to Pueblo where she continued her career in music and dedicated her life to her children, the arts, and teaching. She was an artist in residence at Colorado State University-Pueblo where she taught applied and technical voice, as well as applied organ, and served as organist and music director at King of Kings Lutheran Church. Barbara was a very active member of the Pueblo Arts community. She co-founded the Pueblo Children’s Chorale, played and sang with the Pueblo Symphony Orchestra, music-directed numerous opera scenes, musicals, and chamber operas, coached Broadway camps for summer festivals in the region, was an accompanist and member of the Pueblo Choral Society, and was a member of the Okolitza Tamburitzans community, in addition to participating in many other artistic communities and endeavors. Barbara will be remembered as a fiercely passionate woman whose greatest loves were her children, family, students, and the arts. She will be deeply missed by everyone whose life she touched. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood Lane. The family wishes to thank the community for their huge outpouring of love and support. Donations may be made in care of the funeral home for the Barbara Beck Memorial Scholarship in Voice.

Beck, Jacob
Jacob Beck – Wet Mountain Tribune - January 23, 1925 – Sudden Death – Jacob Beck, a native of Germany, but for forty years a resident of this valley, passed away suddenly at his late home in Canon City on Sunday last, of acute indigestion, living only a couple of hours after receiving the attack. During his residence here Mr. beck was engaged in the ranch and stockraising business and was numbered among the more successful farmers and stockmen of this section. He not only built up his own ranches but he was a man who felt an interest in all enterprises in the county and encouraged their advancement. He served our people as county commissioner several terms and was considered a very good official. He was a member of the Canon City Lodge No. 610, B.P.O.E. He was a devoted husband, a kind parent and a good neighbor. He was hospitable and ever charitable, being ready and willing at all times to help those in need. Surviving are the widow and five grown children—Fritz and Joseph Beck, Mrs. M. B. Richardson and Mrs. Henry Schneider, all residing in the valley, and Mrs. Lizzie Ferguson, residing in Pueblo, to whom are borne the sympathy of this community in their hour of sorrow. The funeral was held in Canon City at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, the services taking place at the Catholic church there.

Beck, Theresa
Teresa Beck – Wet Mountain Tribune - October 16, 1936 – Services Held Saturday for Mrs. Jacob Beck – Funeral services for Mrs. Jacob Beck who passed away at the home of her daughter in Pueblo last Wednesday, which were first scheduled to be held in Canon City, were changed at the last moment and the funeral rites were held at St. Leander’s church in Pueblo last Saturday morning at 9 o’clock. After the services the body of Mrs. Beck was taken to Canon City for interment in Lakeside cemetery. Mrs. Beck, widow of the late Jacob Beck, was an early day resident of the Valley and lived here for many years. About 20 years ago the family moved to Canon City in which place Mr. Beck died about 10 years ago. Mrs. Beck then moved to Pueblo where she resided with her daughter until her death. She is survived by two sons, Joe and Fritz Beck of the valley; three daughters, Mrs. Henry Schneider of the valley, Mrs. Ferguson and Mrs. Richardson of Pueblo. (Possible marriage: Beck, Jacob Vitt, Theresa Custer County 28 Nov 1881)

Beck, Winifred
Winifred “Winnie” Beck - Chronicle News - February 12, 2010 - Winifred “Winnie” Beck, age 82, of Austin, passed away on February 9, 2010. She was born on December 2, 1927 to William O. and Thelma M. Farrell in Raton, New Mexico and raised in Trinidad, Colorado. She resided in Albuquerque, New Mexico for 24 years before moving to Austin. She worked for Mt. States Telephone, Farmers Insurance, and I.R.S. Winnie was a member of First United Methodist Church, president of Susanna Wesley Sunday School for 18 years, a member of Beta Sigma Phi, Tau Master Chapter since 1945. Winnie was a loving mother dedicated to her family, Sunday school, Beta Sigma Phi and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert J. Beck; uncle, Bill Cunningham. Winnie is survived by her daughters, Wendy L. Hixon and husband, Steve, Debra Montgomery and husband, Pat; grandchildren, Ian Nelson and wife, Shannon; Robert Hixon and wife, Amanda, Brandy Hixon, Roxie Johnson and husband Bill; Stacy Hemphill and husband, Tommy; seven great-grandchildren; aunt, Sarah Cunningham. Special thanks to Hospice Austin Staff for their care and concern. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel, 2620 South Congress Avenue. Memorial contributions may be sent to First United Methodist Church, 1201 Lavaca, Austin, Texas 78701. Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home South Congress, 2620 S. Congress, Austin, TX 512/442-1446.

Becker, Albert
Albert Becker – Walsenburg World – September 17, 1914 – Albert Becker an Old Walsenburg Merchant and Pioneer Dead – Albert Becker, 25 years ago a prominent merchant and citizen of Walsenburg, died recently at his home in New York of internal cancer. He is survived by his widow and one son. The death of Albert Becker brings back to many of the old citizens of Walsenburg the stirring times of a quarter of a century ago. He came here starting with Mr. Bernstein a mercantile store under the head of “Bernstein and Becker.” No man in Huerfano County was more respected and his kindly, generous and courteous manner and sterling integrity endeared him to all who knew him. The history of the business is written in the history of the big stores of Bernstein’s and his wonderful success. Mr. Becker has always taken pride in the success of this enterprise and it is a monument to him as well as our Mr. Bernstein. It is with sorrow that we record the death of Albert Becker, and although he has not been a resident here for a good many years his death comes to us almost as a personal loss.

Becker, Cynthia S.
Cynthia S. Becker - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2016 - Cynthia S. Becker, 68, passed away June 16, 2016. Survived by her husband of 42 years, David Becker. Preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Rebecca Simmelink. Cynthia was born Feb. 21, 1948, in Marion, Ky. She was an equal rights officer for Federal Emergency Management Association from 1993 to 2015. She was the national president of Women Writing the West and a member of First United Methodist Church and PEO Chapter F. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2016, at First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court Street.

Becker, Henry
Henry Becker – Walsenburg World – April 29, 1915 – Aged Man Shoots Himself – Pueblo – An aged man, supposed to be Henry Becker, killed himself with a revolver in the lobby of the Pikes Peak Theater in Bessemer. There were no papers in his possession and the only means of identification was the engraving on the inside of his watch.

Becker, Richard F. Jr. (Rev.)
Reverend Richard Francis Joseph Becker, Jr. - Chronicle News - March 6, 2017 - Reverend Richard Francis Joseph Becker, Jr. 69, a Priest of the Diocese of Pueblo, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. Father Becker was born on September 8, 1947 in Saint Louis, Missouri to Richard F. Becker, Sr. and Minerva B. (Oberle) Becker. Father Becker was ordained on November 25, 1972 at his home parish in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, by the Most Reverend Joseph V. Sullivan. He began as Assistant Pastor of Saint Joseph Parish in Capulin on December 2, 1972, was appointed Administrator of St. Joseph in 1975, and Pastor of that same parish in 1980. He began service as Director of the Office for Propagation of the Faith in 1982; followed by appointment as Rector of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in 1983. From July 1993 - July 2006, Father Becker served as Pastor of Saint Joseph Parish, Pueblo, and St. Therese Parish in Vineland. In addition to his responsibilities at St. Joseph and St. Therese, Father Becker was appointed Pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, Pueblo from October 2001- 2005. From 2006 – 2012, Father Becker served as Pastor of Holy Trinity Parish, Trinidad and its missions. On September 1, 2014, Father Becker retired from active ministry but continued his ministry with his Parish family in Trinidad. During his tenure with the Diocese of Pueblo, Father Becker proudly served as Moderator for the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women and Diocesan representative with a number of Catholic Organizations, Boards, and Committees. Preceding him in death is father Richard F. Becker Sr., brother Larry Becker and sister Debbie Egler. He is survived by his mother, Minerva Becker of Walsenburg, Colo., sisters, Andrea (Curt) Woolgar, Menasha, WI, and Marsha (Cary) Woolgar, Phoenix, Ariz., nieces, nephews, friends, as well as his fellow priests, sisters and deacons of the Pueblo Diocese. All services will be held in Trinidad, Colorado Visitation will be held 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Comi Funeral Home. with the Rosary at Holy Trinity Church beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, March 8 at 10 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church (235 North Convent Street, Trinidad, Colorado). Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary and active pallbearers are members of the Knights of Columbus Council 1072 and the Priests of the Diocese of Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made to The Holy Trinity Restoration Fund, 235 N. Convent Street, Trinidad, CO, 81082. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Becker, Richard F. Sr.
Richard F. Becker Sr. - Chronicle News - October 7, 2015 - Richard F. Becker Sr., passed away October 2, 2015 at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg, Colo. He was 94. He was born in Kimmswick, Missouri, the son of Mary Naes and Leonard Becker. He was the eldest of 5 children and out lived them all. He proudly served his country in the United States Naval Air Corp during WWII. On October 26, 1946 Richard married Minerva B. Oberle, in Festus, Missouri. He operated a feed and grain store until his retirement. Richard was very active in service organizations especially the Knights of Columbus where he was member for 70 years. He and wife Minerva moved to Trinidad, Colo. in 2006, to be close to their son Father Richard Becker. He is the husband of Minerva Becker, Walsenburg, Colo. father of Father Richard Becker of Trinidad, Colo., Marcia Woolgar, Phoenix, Ariz. Andy Woolgar, Menasha WI, the late Larry Becker, and the late Debbie Egler. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren with 2 more on the way! Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, October 12, 2015 at 1 p.m. Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary and active pallbearers are members of the Knights of Columbus Council 1072. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bedinghaus, Georgia
Georgia “Ann” Bedinghaus - Pueblo Chieftain - February 1, 2015 - Georgia “Ann” Bedinghaus, 71, of Hutchinson, Kan., passed away Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Oct. 9, 1943, in Athens, Tenn., the daughter of Raymond and Georgia (Weld) Wilson, and was raised and adopted by Joe and Mable (Eaton) Walker. Ann graduated Anthony High School in 1961 and attended Southwestern College in Winfield, majoring in Home Economics. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and loved her kids and grandchildren “more than all the stars in the sky.” Ann was a past chairman of the Reno County Cancer Crusade and past board member of the Cancer Society in Hutchinson. In 1974, she received the Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Young Woman presented by the Hutchinson Jaycee Jaynes. She joined Eta Omega chapter of Beta Sigma Phi in May of 1967 in Halstead, Kan. She transferred to Hutchinson in 1973 and became a charter member of Xi Delta Omicron. She progressed to Preceptor Omega in 1981, transferred to Laureate Rho in 1988, received her Laureate degree in 1991, and became a charter member of Alpha Gamma Master in March of 2002. Her favorite indulgences were sleeping an extra hour on weekends and eating chips and dip with an ice cold cola. In her spare time, she enjoyed hand-quilting, collecting Santas, heart objects, pink depression glass and fairy lamps. Ann is survived by her son, Kale (Beth) Bedinghaus of Pueblo; her daughter-in-law, Aide Bedinghaus of D’Hanis, Texas; grandson, Edward Paul Bedinghaus of Houston, Texas; granddaughters, Jacqueline Bedinghaus of San Marcos, Texas, and Keri Ann Bedinghaus of D’Hanis, Texas; sister, Sandra Smith of Mulvane, Kan.; brothers, Gerald Lee (Sue) Walker of Rio Vista, Calif., John (Rose) Walker of Anthony, Kan.; brother, Dennis (Linda) Grimes of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and many, many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends who she cherished and loved dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Kreg Bedinghaus; sisters, Pamela Wilson, Betty Fisher and Sue Kott; and brother, Linton Grimes. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2015, at Elliott Chapel with Reverend Amy Claassen officiating. Burial will follow at 2 p.m., Forest Park Cemetery in Anthony. Friends may call 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, with family to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Elliott Mortuary. Memorials may be made to the Methodist Children’s Hospital of South Texas at 7700 Floyd Carl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229, in care of Child Life Services, which will be used to provide video games, art supplies, gift cards and toys to children battling cancer. Elliott Mortuary & Crematory in charge of arrangements.

Bedlien, Walter
Walter “Red” Bedlien - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 2015 - Walter “Red” Bedlien, 89, passed away on Sept. 7, 2015, in Pueblo. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Frances; two children, Walter “Eddie” (Nancy) Bedlien of Pueblo and Linda Cheryl Rupp (Joe) Ness of Kansas City, Kan. Walter was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy. He retired from CF&I Steel, and he also owned Bedlien Tree Service. Viewing, 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, with the funeral service to follow, both at Imperial Memorial Chapel, 5450 Highway 78 West, Pueblo.

Bedran, Abe
Abe Bedran - Huerfano World - April 28, 1915 - Abe Bedran, 18, of Walsenburg, was shot and killed on Seventh Street in a scrap when seven Syrians from Aguilar and nine from Trinidad came to town with a grudge.

Beebe, Agnes
Agnes Beebe - Chronicle News - February 10, 2003 - Agnes Beebe, age 93, passed away at the Trinidad State Nursing Home on February 5, 2003. She was born on October 3, 1909 in Gulnare, Colorado to Gus and Elizabeth (Marsh) Martin. She was married to Clarence Beebe and resided in the Valdez/Trinidad area all of her life. She was a gifted homemaker and took great pride in her family. She also enjoyed being involved in many social clubs. Agnes was a member of the Eastern Star and Zion's Lutheran Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Clarence, daughter Betty Ann Madden and sister Lena Yates. Agnes is survived by her son Ken (Janice) Beebe of Denver, Colorado, son-in-law Robert Madden of Arvada, Colorado, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous relatives and friends. Visitation for Agnes will be held on Monday, February 10, 2003 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. A graveside service is planned for Tuesday, February 11, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at the Masonic Cemetery with Pastor Vaughn Neshiem officiating. The family requests that donations be made in her name to the Children's Hospital, 1056 East 19th Avenue, Denver, Colorado. The family may be contacted at 8700 West Hampden, Denver, Colorado 80227. Arrangements for Agnes Beebe are under the direction of the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Beebe, Lloyd George
Lloyd George Beebe - Chronicle News - January 30, 2006 - George Beebe passed away on January 20, 2006 in Arriba, CO at the age of 86. He was born June 9, 1919 to John and Mary Beebe in Segundo, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Margaret “Babe” Beebe; brothers, Clarence, Eddie, Arthur, Jimmy, Allen and John; and sister Verdabelle. He is survived by his children, Kathy (Jerry) Cordell, Tom (Vivian) Beebe, Debbie (Jim) Lane, and Gayleen (Dan) Morgan; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held in Arriba on January 23, 2006.

Beeman, Oliver
Oliver Beeman – Walsenburg World – September 12, 1907 – Died at LaVeta, Colorado, Monday, September 9, 1907, Mr. Oliver Beeman, age 63 years, of liver complaint. Word was received in Walsenburg on Monday of the death of Mr. Beeman and caused a feeling of sadness in the hearts of his many friends in this place. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday from his home in LaVeta and a large number of his old Walsenburg friends went up to be present at the last rites. The funeral was conducted under the auspices of the GAR Post, the Eastern Star and Masonic Lodges, and was one of the largest ever held in that part of the county. Mr. Beeman was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1844 or 1846, probably the latter date, though he enlisted in the United States Army in 1862 at Independence, Missouri, and of course had to give his age then as 18 years. He was one of the oldest settlers in Huerfano County, having come with his company to Ft. Garland just after the close of the war, and was mustered out of service while stationed at that place. Mr. Beeman had been left an orphan at the early age of 4 years and was taken into the family of a man named Schwartz, in St. Louis, with whom he lived until he enlisted in the Army. Shortly after coming to Ft. Garland, Colorado, Mr. Beeman met and married Miss Maggie Cullum of that place, by whom he had two children; Robert, who died at Alamosa several years ago, and Louis Beeman, now living at LaVeta. Mrs. Maggie Cullum Beeman died at LaVeta in November, 1904. A little over a year ago Mr. Beeman married Mrs. Daigre, who later secured a divorce from him, alleging cruelty, because he refused to go to church with her. Mr. Beeman did not fight the divorce and is even said that he furnished his wife with the money to sue for the decree. The fact of his wife’s desertion of him prayed on Mr. Beeman’s mind; he refused to go among his old associates longer and the distress of mind occasioned by her act was largely responsible for his declining health. Mr. Beeman was held in high esteem by the people of LaVeta and Huerfano County. He was a Republican all his life and held many offices of trust in the county and the town and during nearly all his time in LaVeta was engaged in the sawmill business. He was at one time County Commissioner and has held every office in the town of LaVeta from Marshall to Mayor.

Beeman-Watson, Freda
Freda Beeman-Watson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 3, 2017 - Freda Beeman-Watson, 90, of Pueblo, born Aug. 25, 1926, to Charles and Ednah Beeman. She had 14 brothers and sisters of which one brother, Herbert, and one sister, Marie, survive. Freda graduated in a class of three from Vineland High School. Preceded in death by her husband, Milton Lee "Boots" Watson, whom she married in 1945. They had five children, Fred (Rosalie), Dave (Linda), Sheila, deceased, (Bill) Bradburn, Starr (Larry) Linder and Lee (Lisa) Watson; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grand-children; and one great-great-grandchild. Freda worked at the PAD until it closed and was a master gardener. She was a past president of the Farmers Market and a volunteer at SRDA, McClelland Library, Colorado State Fair and various agencies. In lieu of flowers, donations to Joni Fair Hospice House. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 5, 2017, with viewing prior to service, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel.

Beery, Melvia Kay
Melvia Kay Beery - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 2017 - Melvia Kay Beery, 25, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Survived by her mother, Laura Davison; father, Ed Beery; brother, Joel Carmon; and sister, Elizabeth Davison; as well as numerous relatives from the Haggard, Striowski, Beery, and Yaklich families. She was a proud graduate of Centennial High School, and was a member of the Project 1 Car Club, and her car, Molly, was her passion in life. She was a talented young lady with a love of life and people. She touched everyone who knew her, and she will be deeply missed by all. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Beeson, C. W. (Mrs.)
Mrs. C. W. Beeson – Walsenburg World – February 21, 1901 – A Mother Taken – Died at the home of R. W. Beeson at Walsenburg, February 18, 1901, at 2:00 a.m., Mrs. C. W. Beeson, age 60 years. Mrs. Beeson’s home is at Fredonia, Kansas, but since last fall she has been visiting her children in Walsenburg and Trinidad. Mrs. Beeson was just 60 years of age the morning of her death. She leaves four children to mourn her death, Mrs. A. S. Simpson of Pryor, Mrs. May Herron of Trinidad, and R. W. and A. C. Beeson of Walsenburg. The remains were taken to Fredonia, Kansas, Tuesday morning. The sympathy of the community is extended to the sorrowing relatives.

Beezley, Mamie
Mamie Beezley - The Daily Sentinel - November 25, 2007 - Mamie Beezley December 7, 1918 - November 21, 2007 Longtime Paonia resident, Mamie G. Beezley passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 88 years of age. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 24, 2007 at the Paonia Methodist Church, with James Gall officiating. Interment will be held at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Delta Kappa Gamma, Chi Chapter, Scholarship Fund, c/o: Madeline Lake, 1952 Bourdeaux Ct., Montrose, CO 81401 Born Mamie G. Hollingsworth to L. Edmund and Mary (Kremser) Hollingsworth on December 7, 1918 at Earl, Colorado. Mamie spent her childhood in Trinidad and Montrose, Colorado. She attended Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado completing her Bachelors Degree in 1959, earning a lifetime teaching certificate. On June 1, 1940 Mamie married the love of her life, Ward A. Beezley in Paonia, Colorado. They were married 67 years. She taught at Paonia Elementary school for 33 years, until she retired at 72. She taught for one year, 1939 to 1940, and then from 1958 to 1990. She enjoyed Teaching, Intellectual puzzles, and reading. She was interested in Native American History and Culture, Arts and Crafts and Music. She enjoyed the children she taught, and the greatest joy in her life was her family. Mamie was President of Delta Kappa Gamma in 1990, a member of Colorado State Retired Educators Association. Those grateful to have shared in her life, her husband, Ward, five sons: David Alan of Cedaredge, Dan Norman of Fort Collins, John Alvin of Mancos, Larry Edward of Encinitas, CA, and Wayne Howard of Minnesota City, MN. One daughter: Mary Ann Pech of Eckert, CO. One Brother, Charles Alvin Hollingsworth of Pittsburg, PA and One sister; Marian Hollingsworth of Tucson, AZ. Four grandchildren; Melissa, Daniel, Erik, and Leah. She was preceded in death by her Parents and one sister: Maxine Hollingsworth Miller. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.

Begano, Bettyrose
Bettyrose Begano - Chronicle News - February 3, 2006 - Bettyrose Begano, age 73, died January 31, 2006 in Pueblo, CO. She was born November 8, 1932 in Trinidad, CO to Ivar and Elizabeth Larsen. She married James F. Begano on July 30, 1949 in Raton, New Mexico. Bettyrose was the anchor and backbone of her family. She never tired or avoided hard work and believed in constantly offering a helping hand, a kind word, or a loving and caring remark. Her beautiful blue eyes and warm friendly smile settled arguments, assured you everything was fine and melted the hardest spirits. Her answer to every situation was a meal, dessert, or snack that was prepared with pure love. She always made time for any family member and everyone on this earth was her family. Betty was an accountant, seamstress, artist, carpenter, gardener and above all else a mother. She made sure no child or grandchild ever wanted for anything. Her willingness to always listen and not judge but to offer an intelligent solution will never be replaced. This world has lost a lady in every sense of the word. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Ivar Larsen Jr., Edmund Larsen; mother- and father-in-law John and Lucille Begano; sister-in-law Clivene Begano; brothers-in-law, John Begano, Robert Begano; and grandson Jason Wayne Begano. She is survived by husband James F. Begano Sr.; sons, James F. (Kimber) Begano Jr., Randy (Mary) Begano, Frank A. Begano; daughter Rosanne Begano; brothers, Leonard Larsen and Mons Larsen; sisters Lou (William H.) Eberhard and Beret (James N.) Dickinson; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Darlene (James) Myers, Gerri Begano, Thelma (Robert) Wishar; brother-in-law William (Jean) Begano; and numerous nephews and nieces. Memorial services will be held Friday, February 3, 2006 at 11:00 am at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with Pastor Vaughn Neshiem. Donations may be made to American Heart Association or Zion Lutheran Church. The family may be contacted at 901 Tascosa Street, Trinidad, CO. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Begano, Gino Willie
Gino Willie Begano - Chronicle News - January 3, 2014 - Gino Willie Begano, 40, of Makoti, North Dakota formerly of Trinidad, Colorado, died Thursday, December 26, 2013 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident near Palermo, North Dakota. Gino was born October 2, 1973 in Raton, New Mexico, the son of Joan Pfalmer. He was raised in Trinidad, Colorado where he attended public schools and graduated from Trinidad High School. He furthered his education and attended Trinidad State Junior College, where he studied Gunsmithing. On August 1, 2008 Gino was united in marriage to Angela Lopez in Trinidad. They made their home in Walsenburg, Colorado until 2011 when they moved to Makoti. Gino was currently the owner of Anarchy Iron Welding and Fabricating and a subcontractor for Hunt Oil and Resource Drilling Company in the Bakken Oil Field. Gino was a talented self taught metal worker who enjoyed welding and blacksmithing. He loved spending time in the outdoors of North Dakota fishing on Lake Sakakawea and the Missouri River and hunting during the fall. He also enjoyed motocross, gunsmithing, racing, four wheeling, snowmobiling, auto mechanics, watching movies and recently became a serious Xbox gamer. Most of all, she know cherish spending time with his family. Blessed be his memory among us. Gino is survived by: the love of his life, Angela Raejean Begano of Makoti; children, Jonathan of Denver, Donovan and Aubrey of Makoti and Carissa, Adrianna and Jesse Westminster, Colorado; mother, Joanie Pfalmer of Platteville, Colorado; grandfather, James Begano Sr. of Trinidad; mother- and father-in-law, Mary Valenzuela (John Torres) of Trinidad; brother, Brian Begano (Shelly) of Grand Junction, Colo.; sister, Aimee Prigmore, (Nick) of Mead, Colo.; half-brother, Jake Begano of Pueblo, Colo.; brothers-in- law, Rick and Damien Lopez of Denver; uncles, Randy (Mary) and Frank Begano of Trinidad; aunt, Roseanna Scheffer of Alamosa, Colo.; nieces and nephews, Teanna and Ashlynn Begano, Tyler and Kylie Prigmore, Namiah, Ethan and Isaiah Lopez, and Airica, Jackson and Harleigh Begano; and numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, and several very close friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bettyrose Begano and Ed and Shirley Pfalmer. Memorial Service: January 6, 2014, 1 p.m. at Faith Christian Fellowship 2608 Santa Fe Trail Trinidad CO 81082

Begano, James Frank
James Frank Begano - Chronicle News - November 30, 2016 - James Frank Begano died November 24, 2016. He was born October 9, 1928, in Engleville, Colo., to John and Lucille (Barron) Begano. He married Bettyrose Begano (Larsen) July 31, 1949. He was a lifelong resident of Trinidad (Starkville). He graduated from Trinidad High School and he attended TSJC and studied automotive repair. He also received motorcycle repair certification from Bridgestone and Yamaha. He earned an electric lineman degree while he served in the U.S. Navy (Seabees) for two years, and was stationed in the Philippines. He also served in the Naval Reserve. He co-owned Begano’s Garage and later owned Begano’s Garage and Yamaha. He was Trinidad School District #1 Transportation and Maintenance Director and bus driver. He belonged to the Eagles, Jaycees, Don Berg Hunting Club and Trinidad Bowling Association. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, mountain-scooter racer, bowler and sports fan for the Trinidad Miners and Denver Broncos. Preceded in death by wife Bettyrose Begano, parents John and Lucille Begano, in-laws Ivar and Elsie Larsen, grandsons Jason, Gino Begano, siblings Thelma Wishar, Clivene Moline, John, Robert, Donald, and Charles Begano, brothers-in-law Ivar, Ed, Mons and Leonard Larsen, Bill Eberhard and Jim Myers, sisters-in-law, Lou Eberhard and Mel Larsen. He is survived by his children Randy (Mary) Begano, Frank Begano and Roseanna Scheffer. Grandchildren: Shawn Scheffer, Dante Begano, Giovanni and Darius Begano, Brian, Aimee and Jake Begano. Great grandchildren: Aivery, Kennedy and Grayson Scheffer, Carissa, Adrianna, Jesse James Begano, Tianna and Ashlynn Begano, Tyler and Kylie Prigmore. Brother: Bill Begano (Jean), brother-in-law Bob Wishar and Jim Dickinson. Sister: Darlene Myers, sisters-in-law Gerri Begano and Beret Dickinson. Special cousin Guissi Merlino-Ferrero (Italy). Numerous nephews and nieces and cousins. Naval buddy, Robert Lentz. Jim is also survived by Jim Begano Jr. A memorial service will be held Friday, December 2, 2016, 11 a.m., at Mullare Murphy Funeral Home, with Pastor Andrea Doeden officiating. Memorials may be made to Trinidad’s Zion’s Lutheran Church, 613 Prospect Street, Trinidad, CO, 81082 or Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter, 224 North Chestnut Street, Trinidad, CO, 81082. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Begano, Mary
Mary Begano - Chronicle News - April 26, 2017 - Mary Begano, age 56, passed away on April 15, 2017 peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family. Mary had an un-mistakable smile that could light up a room. Her spirit exuded love, compassion, grace, intensity and enthusiasm. Her inner beauty and warm soul could only be surpassed by her breathtaking appearance. She was a knock-out! She had a laugh and smile to draw you in, but her intelligence, humor and wit made you stay. She was fierce and fought through the gamut of her disease with spunk and positivity. She refused to be defined as nothing less than a fighter and we will remember her as a warrior. Often times, Mary would refer to special individuals who touched her life as the salt of the earth. Mary was the epitome of that term and our lives are blessed because she was a part of them. Mary worked in her family’s business, Michael’s Foto Shop, for many years. She chose a career in the gas and oil industry, working for numerous companies over the years. Throughout her employment with this industry, Mary had the opportunity to attend several trainings which allowed her to visit many states as well as several towns in the state of Colorado. During her travels, Mary had the pleasure of meeting many individuals and making new friends. Mary’s hobbies included cooking, gardening, spending time with the family’s cats and dogs as well as traveling. She loved spending time with her friends and family but spending time with Randy and Dante was priceless. Mary’s husband and son were her motivation, strength and inspiration throughout the years. Randy was the love of her life, and Dante was her most prized possession. She adored these two men as equally as they will forever adore her. Mary’s entire family and her many friends meant the world to her. Preceding Mary in death are her father, Lester Sena, father and mother in law, James and Betty Begano and nephew, Gino Begano. Mary is survived by her husband Randy Begano, son, Dante Begano, mother, Eleanor Sena, brother, Mike (Cindy) Sena, brother in law, Frank Begano, sister in law, Roseanne Scheffer. Nephews: Dillon Sena, Shawn Scheffer, Brian Begano, Giovanni Begano, Darius Begano. Nieces: Kendra (Jeff) Pelle, Aimee (Nick) Prigmore; numerous cousins and friends. Mary’s special friends include Judi Metcalf, Diane Martin, Joann Maniscalco, Kim Mazza, Ruth Bernal and Christine Falsetto. Funeral services will be take place at Mullare Murphy Funeral Home at 11 a.m., Friday, April 28, 2017. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Begg, Karin E.
Karin E. (Price) Begg - Chronicle News - September 14, 2015 - Karin E. (Price) Begg, 1962-2015. With deep sadness we mourn the loss of Karin E. (Price) Begg, an inspirational sister, mother, daughter, aunt, and friend. Karin died June 18, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas, where she was receiving medical treatment. After she successfully lived with a bone marrow disease for over twenty years, it finally took her life. Her family, Tony, Tyler, and Jessica Begg, Jennifer and Jeff Cunico, and Phyllis and Fred Altenhaus, will be hosting a memorial on September 19, at the United Church of Santa Fe, 1804 Arroyo Chamisa from 1-3 p.m. Programs at the memorial will include more of Karin’s bio/information. Instead of flowers, please consider donating to the Horse Shelter in Santa Fe, or another horse rescue of your choice, or to the Christus/St Vincent Cancer Center, or a Cancer Center of your choice.

Begley, Ann
Ann Begley - Chronicle News - September 8, 2008 - Ann Begley, a lifelong resident of Aguilar, CO, passed away after a long illness on September 3, 2008. Ann was born on July, 4, 1929 in Broadhead, CO, and grew up in Aguilar. Ann attended school in Aguilar and graduated from high school in 1947. After working for years in banking and retail, Ann attended Adam's State College in Alamosa where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education. She received a Masters of Library Science degree from the University of Northern Colorado in 1981. She was a teacher for Aguilar schools for many years. Ann was a kind person who loved her children, grandchildren, teaching career, gardening and taking care of animals. She tended to her own herd of cattle for many years. Ann was blessed with a sense of humor and a very giving and loving spirit. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She is preceded in death by her mother and father Mary and Vinko Budeslic; brothers, Lloyd Slevec, Frank Slevec, John Budd; and sisters, Mary Coppa and Carolyn Simpleman. She is survived by her children, Christian Begley (Tamara) of Colorado Springs, CO, and Robyn Milinazzo (Dennis) of Edgewood, NM; four grandchildren, Courtney and Sara Begley of Colorado Springs, CO, and Adam and Jared Milinazzo of Edge-wood, NM; sister Joanne Marck (George) of Walsenburg, CO; long-time friend, Albert Verderaime of Aguilar, CO; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, September 20, 2008 with Rosary at 9:30AM at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Aguilar, Co., followed by Funeral Mass at 10:00AM with Fr. Phil Coury as celebrant. Inurnment will follow at the St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association in Ann Begley’s name in care of 4104 Outlook Blvd., Bldg. B Pueblo, Co. 81008. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Begley, Sylvia Cecelia
Sylvia Cecelia Begley - Chronicle News - November 6, 2017 - Sylvia Cecelia Begley died Wednesday November 1, 2017 in Pueblo, Colo. She was one of fourteen children of Paul and Theresa Wrabec; she was born February 6, 1934 in Sugar Creek, Missouri. Our mom and grandmother was a homemaker, living in San Diego, Calif. where she married our father, James V. Begley Jr. in 1956. After the births of two children, Virginia Ann Begley and Jerome Patrick Begley, they moved to Santa Ana, Calif. and in 1961 Elaine Theresa Begley was born. Our family then moved to Costa Mesa, Calif. where James David Begley was born in 1969. The family moved out to Trinidad, Colo. in 1979 and James V. Begley became the manager of the Ramada Inn. Once again, our mom was a homemaker supporting our dad in this new job and in a new town. Sylvia also lived in Rifle, Colo. and moved back to Trinidad after the death of our father in 2000. She eventually moved to Pueblo, Colo. in 2006, due to health issues, where she lived with Joe and Elaine Borrego until the time of her death. Sylvia loved to sing and especially sing songs exalting The Lord. She loved Jesus, and she prayed for her children, grandchildren and family daily. She loved to talk to family on the phone and she was always ready to help someone with gifts, encouragement, and with a kind word. Preceding her in death is husband James V. Begley, Paul and Theresa Wrabec, brothers John, Joseph (d. Irene), Jerome, Leonard (d. Mary), Stanley Wrabec, sisters Pauline Wipotnik-Heckmueller (d. Ludwig & William), Millie Kelly (d. Jim), Marcia Haworth, Frances Enges (d. George), Theresa McAuley (d. Phillip) and Agnes Wrabec, and Lorri Hey (d. John). She is survived by her daughter Virginia Stone (Phil) of Santa Ana, Calif.; son Jerome P. Begley (Linda) of Trinidad, Colo.; daughter Elaine Borrego (Joe) of Pueblo, Colo., son James David Begley of Pueblo, Colo., sister Carol Clairmont of Bristow, VA., grandchildren Jeremy Joseph Begley and Joy Lynn Molina, Lynette Dickson (Bobby), Grace Borrego, Allyson Brothers (J.D.), Jordan Borrego (Sara), and John Borrego. Special thanks to the wonderful hospice workers and St. Mary Corwin Wound Care. Services will be held at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home, Wednesday Nov. 8th at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Joe Borrego will be officiating. Burial to follow at the Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren Jeremy Begley, Jordan Borrego, and John Borrego, her son James Begley, grandson Bobby Dickson, and special friend Ernest Arias. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Behrendt, Charles Albert Sr.
Charles Albert Behrendt Sr. – Wet Mountain Tribune - June 16, 1994 – Rosita graveside services held for Charles Albert Behrendt, Sr. – Graveside services were held yesterday for lifetime county resident Charles Albert Behrendt Sr., late of Silver Cliff. Mr. Behrendt died at his home in Silver Cliff this past Sunday, June 12, 1994, following a lingering illness. He was 80. Mr. Behrendt was born Sept. 3, 1913 in Nebraska to Paul and Alberta (Smally) [Smalley] Behrendt. He had been a resident of Custer County most of his life, and before his retirement was self-employed as a carpenter, mechanic and welder. He was an avid outdoorsman, and loved to fish and hunt. He also enjoyed writing poetry. In addition, he loved music and played several string instruments. Mr. Behrendt married Helen Newsom in Tribune, Kan. on Sept. 23, 1940. She survives, as do a daughter and four sons: Charlotte Terral of Silver Cliff; Charles (and wife, Mary) Behrendt Jr. and Terry (and wife, Dianne) Behrendt, all also of Silver Cliff; and Everette (and wife, Holly) Behrendt and Vernon Behrendt, all of Pueblo. Five grandchildren—Pam, Dee, Terena, Dustin and Clifton—also survive. Mr. Behrendt was preceded in death by his parents and by two sisters, Gertrude Vincent and Gladys Wolff. Graveside services were yesterday, Wednesday, June 15, at the Rosita Cemetery, with the Pastor Dick Jones of Valley Bible Fellowship officiating. Arrangements were handled by Holt Family Funeral Home of Canon City. Those wish may make memorial contributions to the charity of their choice.

Behrendt, Helen E.
Helen E. Behrendt – Canon City Daily Record – February 28, 2005 – Helen E. Behrendt, 89, died Feb. 25, 2005, at her home in Silver Cliff. She was born to Everette W. and Daisy E. (Root) Newsom, on her grandfather Abraham Root’s homestead near Chivington. She was the eldest grandchild of more than 50 and the longest surviving grandchild. She married Charles A. Behrendt in Tribune, Kan., Sept 22, 1940, and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1990 with family, friends, and special guest, Evelyn Miller who introduced them. She was a homemaker and mother. She is survived by sisters, Stella Leister, and Thelma Swinney, both of Palo Alto, Calif.; her children, Charlotte A. Terral, Silver Cliff, Everette W. Behrendt, Pueblo, Vernon A. Behrendt, Pueblo, Terry L. Behrendt, Silver Cliff, and Charles A. (Mary) Behrendt Jr., Silver Cliff; grandchildren, Pamela L. Behrendt, Pueblo, Christine D. (Clint) Gookin, Colorado City, Terena H. Terral, Silver Cliff, Dustin C. Behrendt, Westcliffe, and Cliffton N. Behrendt, Silver Cliff; and numerous great-grandchildren, numerous friends, and numerous family and friends in the Kiowa County area. Mrs. Behrendt was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Edna Mays; and her husband, Charles Sr. Memorial graveside services will be at 2 p.m. March 5, 2005, at the Rosita Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were handled by Charles Anthony Funeral Home, Florence. Wet Mountain Tribune - March 3, 2005 – Graveside Rites Are Saturday for Silver Cliff’s Helen Behrendt – Memorial graveside services will be held this Saturday at the Rosita Cemetery for long-time Silver Cliff resident Helen E. Behrendt. Mrs. Behrendt had been in declining health the past several months. She was born May 15, 1915, on her grandfather Abraham root’s homestead near Chivington, Colo., to Everette W. and Daisy E. (Root) Newsom. Mrs. Behrendt was the eldest of more than 50 grandchildren. Mrs. Behrendt was a homemaker and was dedicated to her family and to the many other children that she “took in.” She had a strong faith in Jesus Christ. On Sept. 22, 1940, in Tribune, Kan., she married Charles A. Behrendt, Sr. In 1990 the Behrendts celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary surrounded by many family members and friends, including the late Evelyn “Evie” Miller, who had introduced them to one another. Mrs. Behrendt was preceded in death by her husband on June 12, 1994. She also was preceded in death by a sister, Edna Mays. She is survived by a daughter and four sons: Charlotte A Terral of Silver Cliff; Everett W. Behrendt of Pueblo; Vernon A Behrendt, also of Pueblo; Terry L. Behrendt of Silver Cliff; and Charles A. (and wife, Mary) Behrendt, Jr., also of Silver Cliff. Also surviving are five grandchildren: Pamela L. Behrendt of Pueblo; Christine D. (Mrs. Clint) Gookin of Colorado City; Terena H. Terral of Silver Cliff; Dustin C. Behrendt of Westcliffe; and Cliffton N. Behrendt of Silver Cliff. Numerous great grandchildren also survive, as do many friends and family in the Kiowa area. Other survivors include two sisters, Stella Leister and Thelma Swinney, both of Palo Alto, Calif. Memorial graveside services will be held this Saturday, March 5, at 2 p.m. at the Rosita Cemetery, with Rev. Wayne Riddering of Hope Lutheran Church officiating. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to organizations that help feed needy children.

Behrman, Susan A.
Susan A. Behrman - Huerfano World - May 12, 1970 - Died, Susan A. Behrman, 81, born on the Santa Clara ranch of her parents Mr. and Mrs. S.J. Capps. She was married to Andrew Behrman in 1912 by her father, a justice of the peace.

Beidelman-Pacheco, Sharon Lou
Sharon Lou Beidelman-Pacheco - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2015 - Sharon Lou Beidelman-Pacheco, 73, passed away May 20, 2015. Memorial service will be held at 1:30 pm. May 29, 2015, Evangelical Free Church, 3000 Eastman St., Canon City, CO.

Beisel, Aaron
Aaron E. Beisel - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 2017 - Aaron E. Beisel, 80, passed from this life from pneumonia on Oct. 11, 2017, in Pueblo, Colo. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Shirley (Schnabel); and his two children, Dan (Kristine) and Geula Sherman (James); grandchildren, Joseph (Lauren), Dustin and Michele; great-grandchildren, Niko, Kai and Sofia; his brother, Buster; nieces, Judy Scott (Charles), Amy Pilger (John), Juanita Hibpshman (David), Jolene Mendrinos (Tony); and many great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gotfred and Juliann (Weber) Beisel; his sister, Velma Richardson, her husband, Leo "Red"; and sister-in-law, Ada Frances Beisel; son-in-law, James Sherman. He was born Nov. 25, 1936, in Mar-ion, Kan., to immigrant parents who were born in Argentina. Both families originated in Germany, and lived in Russia for some time. He graduated from Marion High School, then joined the Navy. After serving seven years in active duty, he joined the Navy Reserve and retired as an E7, chief petty officer. He supported his dear family, in Pueblo Colo., with many career paths: Culligan Water, Sears Roebuck, Pueblo Dog Track and Trane Manufacturing. Gathering, luncheon, open to family and friends, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 21, 2017, Family Worship Center, 2800 Parker Blvd. Funeral service, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., at Adrian Comer Funeral Home, 2710 N. Elizabeth. Post service, graveside inurnment with military rites at Imperial Memorial Gardens, 5450 Highway 78 West. We all love you and wish you rest in peace.

Belarde, Chilli
Chilli Belarde - Chronicle News - July 2, 2007 - Anchorage resident Chilli Belarde, age 78, died May 31, 2007, in Anchorage. A service will take place at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 3900 Wisconsin St., with a reception afterward. The Rev. Vincent Blanco will officiate. Burial will be at Fort Richardson National Cemetery. Chilli was born February 21, 1929, on the family ranch in Gulnare, Colo., and moved to Alaska in 1964. He had worked as a lumberjack in New Mexico, for the state police undersheriff in Taos, N.M., for Baugh Construction in Seattle and for John Wayne Construction in Anchorage. Chilli owned Comanche Corp. in Anchorage. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1946 to 1953. Chilli also served on the board of directors of AGC and was member of the Cement Masons Union, United Contractors and Moose Lodge. Chilli was a race car owner and enjoyed golfing, gold mining, snow-machining, ranching, rock hunting and gardening. His family wrote: "Chilli will always be remembered as being devoted to his family. He was deeply loved by his family and friends and could always be counted on to lend a hand when needed." Chilli loved to spend time with his family and was adored by his grandchildren. He also enjoyed spending time at his ranch in Colorado, which was originally a family homestead from the 1800s. Chilli was highly respected in the construction industry, where he spent more than 50 years of his life. He worked on many roads, bridges and buildings in Alaska and Washington that are still in use. His sons Frank and John and daughter Milisa Mae all worked alongside their father for Comanche Corp. and Comanche Culvert. Longtime friend and business associate Wayne Davis said that "they only made one of him, won't be another like him, the toughest man I ever knew." The Belarde families and friends have great memories of summer and winter adventures throughout Alaska. Chilli loved to go fishing with his grandsons and shared in their excitement as they reeled them in, his family also wrote. "Chilli will be missed by all who knew him." Survivors are his wife of fifty-one years, Patricia Belarde; sons and daughter-in-law, Frank Belarde and John and Tina Belarde; daughter and son-in-law, Milisa Mae and Douglas Zornes; brothers and sister-in-law, Steve Belarde and John and Rosemary Belarde; sister-in- law, MaryBelle Belarde; grandchildren, Leilani, Chantelle, Houston, Kris, Dalton, Jesse, Amanda and John; and great-grandchildren, Gina Rose, Dylan, Kailey and Lauren. Chilli was preceded in death by his parents, Francisco and Anna Velarde; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth Montoya, Annie and Tony DeAquero, and Angie and Lester Black; and brothers and sister-in-law, Arthur and Jean Belarde and Raymond Belarde. Published in the Anchorage Daily News on June 6, 2007.

Belarde, Flora
Flora Belarde - The Gazette - April 13, 2008 - Flora Belarde, 86, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on April 10, 2008 at home. She was a longtime resident of Colorado Springs and cooked in many local restaurants. Flora was born on November 26, 1921 in Julnar, Colorado to Joe and Francis (Espinoza) Vigil. Flora loved going to Cripple Creek and dog races, she enjoyed her artwork and working in the yard, but her true passion was cooking for, and being with, her family. They were her life. She was a member of Assembly of God and Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Trinidad when she resided there. Surviving Flora are her three children: George Belarde, Rose Ann (husband John) Santistevan and Frances McKenna; eleven grandchildren: Dennis R., James R., Johnny, Kirt, Joseph, Diane, Benjamin, Robert, Rose Lee, Jackie, Meranda Lee Hillman, and Deanna; nephew Jim Montoya; thirty-one great-grandchildren; eleven great great-grandchildren; brother Pefanio Vigil; three sisters: Rose Brazeal, Sarah Hendry and Fermena Ulibarri and numerous extended family members and friends. Her husband Steve Belarde; son Benjamin, who was killed in Vietnam, daughter Leola, sisters: Delphie Bustos and Premenai Trujillo, brothers: Raymond and Joe Vigil, grandson: Troy Jeffers, and her parents preceded her in death. A visitation will be held from 2-4:00 p.m. with Funeral Services following at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 14, 2008 at the Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses. Burial will follow on Tuesday at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Belarde, George L
George L. Belarde - The Gazette - May 7, 2013 - George L. Belarde, age 75, a resident of Colorado Springs since 1960 and formerly of Trinidad, Colorado, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2013 at a local care center. He had retired from the maintenance department of Colorado College and had previously been the owner and operator of the Big Steer Restaurant on Platte Avenue. George was born on December 6, 1937 in Gulnare, Colorado to the late Steve and Flora (Vigil) Belarde. He was a 1955 graduate of Holy Trinity High School in Trinidad. He was a wonderful cook and shared many recipes and delicious meals with his family and many friends. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church - Southgate. He will be best remembered for his love of family, the trips to Cripple Creek and his faithful canine companion, "Baby." He is survived by his beloved sisters: Rose Santistevan (husband, John); and Frances McKenna (companion, Eddie Sandoval) of Colorado Springs; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Leola Hillman; and his brother, Benjamin Belarde. A visitation is planned from 5:00 - 7:00 pm on Wednesday evening at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. A reception will then be held at the Valkyrie Community Room, 129 Bonfoy Avenue. Blessed be his memory.

Belarde, Mary F.
Mary F. Belarde - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2014 - Mary F. Belarde, 83, died July 11, 2014. Preceded in death by parents, Arsenia and Adolfo; brothers, Walter and Jose Maria Belarde; and sister, Celena Braden. Survived by several nephews, nieces, grandnephews and nieces. Mary served in the Navy (Waves) and retired from the PAD. Cremation has taken place and no services per her request. Online condolences can be offered at www.imperialfunerals.com, arrangements made by Imperial Funeral Home.

Belarde, Robert
Robert Henry Belarde - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2014 - Robert Henry Belarde, 62, born May 12, 1952, in Walsenburg, Colo., passed away on Aug. 7, 2014, in Pueblo, Colo. receded in death by his parents, J.M. Belarde and Mary Jane Trujillo; stepfather, Alfred Trujillo; stepmother, Frances Belarde; brother, Mark Belarde; sister, Cindy Jimenez; and godmother, Cora Huerta. Robert is survived by his life partner, Judie Tucker; children, Robert, Richard Montoya, Angela, David (Andrea) Roque; nine grandchildren; siblings, Cathy (Robert), Chris (Nadine), Jim (Maddie), Anthony (Diane), Edith, Frank (Patricia), Geri (Cary), Nadine (Michael), Alfreda, Rod (Sabrina), Sharon, Nate, Hope (Steve), Arsenia, Richard (Julia) and Antoinette; uncles, Louie (Toni) Teeter and Douglas Sloan; godfather, Eddie Huerta; extended family, Anita Trujillo, Claudia (Jason), Jacqueline (Mathew) Jose; as well as numerous family and friends. Robert served in the U.S. Army; loved his family; enjoyed his grandchildren; was a diehard Broncos, Rockies and Nuggets fan; loved the outdoors, fishing and motorcycles. He enjoyed cooking for family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Friday, Amazing Grace Fellowship. Relatives and friends will be received at the church hall following service.

Belarde, Steve J.
Steve J. Belarde - Chronicle News - May 1, 2010 - Anchorage resident Steve J. Belarde, 91, died April 26, 2010 at home. A visitation was from 9:30-10:30 a.m., with a service at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at holy Cross Catholic Parish, 2627 Lore Rd. A reception followed from 1-4:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 28. Mr. Belarde’s ashes will be interred with his wife and sons in Colorado. Mr. Belarde was born August 28, 1918, in Gulnare, Colorado. He married Nora Valdez on February 21, 1941. They had a laundry and dry cleaning business for 35 years in Raton, New Mexico and Trinidad, Colorado, until 1975 when they moved to Anchorage. He was active in concrete construction until his retirement in 1987. He was a member of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church and Holy Cross Catholic Parish, and was a diligent supporter of the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. He served with many organizations, including City Commissioner of Raton. He was a member of the Plasterers and Cement Masons Local 867, and the Civilian Conservation Corps. He was an avid Western enthusiast and often recalled the days of riding horses in the shadow of the Spanish Peaks of Colorado. One of his favorite songs was “Cattle Call” by Eddy Arnold. He enjoyed visiting with his friends and family never met a stranger. He taught his children the rewards of hard work. He will be remembered for his ingenuity, generosity, advice and for the fact he owned every tool known to mankind. Above all, he loved his family and always tried to help them. We will miss him forever! He is survived by his children Steve O. Belarde, Thomas and Wendy Belarde, Anna Santistevan, Kathy and Joe Spicola, Beverly and Rick Smith, Lawrence Belarde, Fred and Peggy Belarde, and David Belarde of Anchorage, Martin and Veronica Belarde of Kodiak, Eva and Gene Sandoval of Raton, Carol Belarde of Arizona, Nora Lee and Joe Amabrosio of Colorado, Angie and Terry Fuqua of Florida; brother, John Belarde Sr. of Washington; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Nora; sons, Bernard and Mark; daughter-in-law, Frankie Belarde; and sons-in-law, Edward Santistevan and Miguel Martinez; brothers, Art, Chili, Raymond and Orlando; and sisters, Ruth, Annie and Angie. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Arc of Anchorage. Chronicle News - November 19, 2010 - Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial mass, burial and subsequent Celebration of Life in Aguilar, Colorado, November 27, 2010, for Steven J. Belarde, who passed away in Anchorage, Alaska on April 26, 2010. Mass will take place at St. Anthony's Church, 125 S. Fir Aguilar, CO 81020, at 10AM, followed by interment of his ashes at Jarosa Cemetery directly after. The Celebration of Life will be held at the Aguilar Town Hall, 101 West Main Street, Aguilar, CO 81020, at 1PM. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Sister of Perpetual Adoration, Monastery of the Blessed Sacrament, 2645E 72nd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99507-2801.

Belcher, George W.
George W. Belcher – Walsenburg World – November 27, 1913 – One of the most fiendish and deliberate plots ever unearthed in the history of the country was revealed in the confession made Tuesday afternoon by Louis Zancanelli, assassin of George W. Belcher, the detective on the streets of Trinidad last Thursday, when he swore in a signed statement secured by judge advocate, Maj. Edward J. Boughton, that he killed Belcher for the sum of $25. Walsenburg World – December 11, 1913 – Five Held by Military Commission for Murder – Report Made to Gen. Chase Shows 43 Strike Cases Have Been Investigated – Trinidad, Colorado – Gen. Chase, commanding the state militia, received the report of the military commission, which has completed its laborers after one week’s investigation. The report shows that during its session 43 cases growing out of the coal strike were investigated, including murder cases, conspiracy, assault and minor disturbances. The recommendations of the commission provide that 11 be indefinitely detained as military prisoners five of whom are held for murder, three for felonious assault, two for further investigation, and one, Robert Uhlich, president of the Trinidad union, as a dangerous agitator and alien. Those held are: Louis Zancanelli, who has confessed to killing detective George Belcher, and Mario Veni, who is mentioned as an accomplice. Walsenburg World – March 25, 1915 – Louis Zancanelli, on trial at Trinidad, charged with the murder of George W. Belcher the night of November 20, 1913, was seen a second after the shootings standing within a few feet of the slain man, a revolver in his hand, according to the testimony of two women on the witness stand. Walsenburg world – March 25, 1915 – Gun Found after Belcher Fell – Trinidad – A revolver picked up from the gutter by M. J. Goldsmith just after the shooting of Baldwin-Felts Detective G. Debbie. Belcher, November 20, 1913, played a conspicuous part in the trial of Louis Zancanelli charged with murdering Belcher. The revolver was finally introduced as evidence. Walsenburg World – April 15, 1915 – Zancanelli Is Given Life Sentence – Trinidad – Louis Zancanelli, a former striking coal miner, was convicted on his second trial for the murder of George W. Belcher, a private detective here November 20, 1913. The jury, after 24 hours deliberation, returned a verdict of first-degree murder and fixed the penalty at life imprisonment at hard labor. Thirty days was granted the defense to file a motion for a new trial. Walsenburg World – May 6, 1915 – Warning Sent Judge Hillyer – Trinidad – An anonymous letter, received under date of April 26, postmarked Trinidad, by Judge Granby Hillier, of the District Court, conveys a threat that if Louis Zancanelli, recently convicted in the District Court here of the murder of Detective G. W. Belcher, or John R. Lawson, who has been found guilty of murder in the first degree, are prosecuted or punished, evil will befall every man connected with the coal operators, from No. 26 Broadway, New York, the Rockefeller headquarters, on down.

Belcher, James E. Sr.
James E. Belcher Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 2017 - James E. Belcher Sr., 75, of Pueblo passed away peacefully on Sept. 6, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Martha "Marty" Belcher; children, Toni Stiffler (Belcher), James (Deborah) Belcher Jr., John (Erica) Belcher and Jason Belcher, all of Pueblo; seven grandchildren, Melyssa (Justin), Anjel, Joseph "Joey" (Heather), Brandilea (Jesse), Maverick, Xander and Makenzy, all of Pueblo; six great- grandchildren, Gary, Bryce, Haylee, Lexie, Lilie and Aria Faye, all of Pueblo. James was born in Austin, Texas, proudly served his country and retired from the U.S. Army from 1961- to 1973. He then worked at the Pueblo Army Depot from 1982 to 1995 and then the Dept. of Homeland Security from 1997 to 2005. He was a member of many organizations including BPOE No. 90, American Legion Post 203, the NRA, DAV Chapter 2, the Masons, G. I. Forum and The Retired Enlisted Assoc. (TREA) No. 20. James was preceded in death by his biological father, Alton Hardin; mother, Marvel E. Harrell; adopted father, John Belcher; and brother, Ed Belcher. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 3 to 7 p.m., in the T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, with a funeral service at TG McCarthy's Chapel on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 2 p.m., with a full military honors burial to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Belcher, Robert
Robert Belcher - Pueblo Chieftain - September 7, 2016 - Robert Belcher was born in Pueblo Jan. 5, 1923, to parents, Lynn and Georgette. He graduated from Centennial High School and matriculated to CU in Boulder. Following the Pearl Harbor attack, Mr. Belcher enlisted in the Navy V12 program. He had lasting memories of his time at the U.S. Naval Academy in that program, though football injuries sustained in high school and at CU prevented combat duty. He returned to CU and earned a B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering in 1944. Upon graduation, Bob joined the family business, Mountain Ice and Coal Co., begun by his grandfather in 1898. The original business was horse-drawn hauling, then cutting ice from Palmer Lake and shipping it to Pueblo for sale. The business evolved from a utility (ice for refrigeration) into wholesale and retail ice as well as refrigerated and freezer warehouse space. Mr. Belcher sold the business in 1995. The one indulgence that Bob allowed himself was his Morgan sports car. His was made in 1985 (by hand in England), and he became quite recognizable driving the small, bright red convertible on the streets of Pueblo. In retirement, Bob enjoyed tennis, and with wife Olive, taking their grandchildren to Disney World, Washington, D.C., and New York. Later, Mr. Belcher lunched once a week with Centennial High School classmates until just before his death. Mr. Belcher is survived by his always active wife of 67 years, Olive Scribner Belcher; sons, John, Jim and Lynn and their wives; four terrific grandchildren, Kris, Rob, Katherine and John and their families, including four wonderful great-grand-children. The Belcher family requests that, in lieu of flowers, remembrances of Mr. Belcher be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care or Church of the Ascension & Holy Trinity through the funeral home. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at Ascension Episcopal Church, with reception to follow at the church hall.

Belding, Jean V.
Jean V. Vandiver-Belding - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 2015 - Jean V. Vandiver-Belding, 93, passed away Aug. 13, 2015, at Chateau at Sharmar assisted living. She was born in Anderson, S.C., on July 22, 1922, to Thomas M. and Mary M. Vandiver. She was raised and educated in Anderson, S.C. She graduated from nurse’s training in South Carolina as a registered nurse, and joined the Army as a 2nd lieutenant nurse where she met and married Edwin E. Belding in 1944. Following the war, they moved to Mitchell, Neb., where she continued her career at the Scottsbluff Hospital. In 1956, she moved to Pueblo, worked at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, and later at CF&I Steel emergency clinic, retiring after about 19 years. They built a home in Monument, and later moved to Pueblo West. Jean came from a large family of 10 girls and one boy, Elma, Ruth, Mary, Lois, Sara, Lena, Mel, Hilda, Frances and “Bill.” Only Hilda McCurley survives. She was also preceded in death by husband, Edwin E. Belding; and daughter, Marilyn Altenbach. Jean is survived by one son, William Belding; grandchildren, Scott Altenbach, Michael Belding and Michele Cosby; great-grandchildren, Scott, Eliza and Mariah; many friends and a large extended family. Thanks to all her caregivers and the staff of Chateau at Sharmar assisted living. Charitable donations may be made to the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers and food. Viewing, 9 to 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m., both held at Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Pastor Terry McGeeney officiating.

Belisle, Claude
Claude Belisle - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 2016 - Claude Belisle passed away on Oct. 17, 2016, at age 97. Claude was born in Parsons, Tenn. He served 25 years in the U.S. Navy, including during WWII and the Korean and Vietnam wars. He transferred to Pueblo, Colo., in 1962, as a Navy recruiting officer, retiring in 1965. Claude was later employed at the U.S. Postal Service, retiring in 1982. Claude was a member of the Broadway and Orman Church of Christ, and later the Pueblo West Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita. He is survived by two sons, Harold and Michael; one daughter, Teena Pierce; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Oct. 20, 2016, at Adrian Comer Garden Funeral Chapel in Pueblo, CO. Interment will be in Dickson, Tenn. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made through the funeral home to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Belisle, Harvey
Harvey Belisle – Wet Mountain Tribune - April 26, 1963 – Westcliffe Native Dies at Florence – Hervey [Harvey] Belisle, native of Westcliffe who made his home in the Westcliffe vicinity nearly all of his life, died Wednesday, April 24, in a Florence hospital. Mr. Belisle, 85 years old, went to Canon City last November to make his home with a nephew, Leo Garnier. He was injured in a fall March 17 and had been hospitalized at Pueblo and Florence since that time. Mr. Belisle was born May 31, 1877. He was raised in the Westcliffe area where he engaged in cattle raising and ranching. He was unmarried. He was a member of Assumption BVM church here. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Zelia Garnier of Canon City; a brother, Elmer Belisle of Arkansas; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be announced by the Wilson Mortuary of Canon City.

Belisle, Phyllis
Phyllis “Minnie” Belisle - Pueblo Chieftain - December 7, 2014 - Phyllis “Minnie” Belisle, 78, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 3, 2014. Phyllis is survived by her loving husband, Raymond Belisle; four children; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and friends. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Beljan, Chris
Chris Beljan – Walsenburg World – October 17, 1912 – At Ravenswood on Friday, at 12 o’clock, John Curic and Chris Beljan were caught under a falling rock and killed. Curic was 32 years old, and leaves a wife and three children in Italy. Beljan was 22 years of age and a single man.

Bell, James Mandel
James Mandel Bell - Albuquerque Journal - December 05, 2007 - James Mandel Bell, age 67, passed away in his home in Tome, NM on Monday morning, November 26, 2007. Mandel was born January 16, 1940 in Albuquerque, and after stints in the US Coast Guard and the US Navy, went to work as a metal fabricator in Illinois. He returned to New Mexico and ran his own metal fabrication operation until his retirement. He was known by his many friends and family for his kindness and generosity. His mother, Olive McCaskill Bell; his two children, Eddie Bell and Mandie Bell; four grandchildren; six brothers; and two sisters, all of Albuquerque, survive Mandel. There will be a Memorial Celebration of Mandel's life on December 29, 2007 at the Tanoan Country Club, 10801 Academy Rd. NE, from 1-5 p.m. Those who knew Mandel are invited to join his family in remembering him.

Bell, Mary K.
Mary K. Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 2016 - Mary K. Bell, 98, passed peacefully into the presence of the Lord at her Pueblo home on March 14, 2016. She was married to Orin Bell until his passing on Sept. 19, 2015. Mary is survived by her children, Ardell (Michael) Fitzgerald, Marcia (Robert) Kelley, Gregory (Michele) Bell and Brian (Kathy) Bell; a brother, Francis (Deana) Ivancie; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Gerald and John Ivancie. Born to Slovenian parents in a mining town in northern Minnesota, she was adventurous for her era. Mary departed her home at the age of 17, traveling 300 miles to Winona State College to earn her teacher’s certificate. In addition to teaching, she served as a DC-3 stewardess for United Airlines during WWII. She diverted to Juneau, Alaska, in 1944, where Lt. Orin Bell, a B-24 navigator, quickly swept her off her feet and into 71 years of marriage. Mary continued her adventures, living in Australia during the 1970s and ‘80s, where Orin continued his career as a mining engineer for Cliffs Natural Resources. She often related how their many moves to the next mine resulted in their living in 28 different houses. Mary taught kindergarten through third grade in Minnesota, Colorado, Wyoming and Australia. She was passionate about playing the piano, teaching children to read and cooking. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 21, at Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church. Rosary will begin at 9:30 a.m. Rite of Committal will follow at Imperial Gardens in Pueblo.

Bell, Mary Louise
Mary Louise (Boaglio) Bell - Chronicle News - September 11, 2015 - Mary Louise (Boaglio) Bell, October 6, 1936 - September 10, 2015. Mary L Bell age 78, passed away on September 10, 2015, in Warrenton, Mo., with her son Dirk by her side. She was preceded in death by parents, Nemo and Lucy, brother Nemo Boaglio, and sister Joann Hartley. She is survived by son Dirk Morgan, brothers Bert Boaglio, Frank Boaglio, sister Patty Boaglio, aunts Mary Mitchel, and Doris Maria, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. At her request cremation with inurnment in Trinidad, Colo. at a later date.

Bell, Nellie
Nellie Bell - Denver Post - December 6, 2009 - Nellie May Trinkle Bell, known as Nell, 99, died peacefully on November 24, 2009 in Washington, DC. A long-time resident of South Denver, she was well known for her caring, happy and forceful spirit, her lovely garden, and her community activities. She was born April 3, 1910 on a homestead near Alliance, Nebraska. Orphaned at nine, she nevertheless made her way to Chadron State College and then to the University of Nebraska where she graduated in 1930. When in college she had a summer job at Estes Park and fell in love with the Colorado Mountains vowing to return. In 1937 when she was the head dietician at Baltimore City hospital, she met her husband, Robert Bell, an intern and importantly a native of Colorado. Six months later in December, they were married. They returned to Colorado, first to Louviers in 1945 and then to their home in South Denver where they lived for over 50 years. She was active in a wide range of community activities including the local schools, the National Cancer Society, and local hospital and church support groups. She ran the Cub Scout den at the Home for Dependent Children. At age 78, she volunteered to help teach children to read at University Park, the public school her children had attended. She inspired 20 other seniors to join her in what became a model program. In 1994, at age 84, she was nominated for the Helen Phelps Award for her outstanding volunteer service. She loved the outdoors, the mountains and hiking, and, of course, gardening. She transformed a barren lot on the plains into a celebrated garden complete with Japanese trimmed evergreens inspired by her visit to Japan. She was a principal advocate of converting the abandoned railroad right of way near her home into the Historic Buchtel Boulevard Trail. She was a strong Democrat and an early and enthusiastic supporter of Barack Obama proudly voting for him in her last election. One granddaughter summed her up: "Tough as nails, she taught me to love with my whole heart, to fight and to stand up for what is right, to create, sew, garden, cook, bake, to look at the birds and the wonders that surround us all each and every moment." She is survived by her daughter, Catherine of San Ramon, California, and her two sons, Robert and Joseph, both of Washington, DC, nine grandchildren, and four great grandsons and one great granddaughter, born in August whom she met with great delight a month before her death. A memorial service was held with family and friends at the home of her son Robert in Washington. Her ashes will be buried in Trinidad, Colorado in the family plot next to her husband of 55 years. Her will ended with the words, "I HAVE REALLY ENJOYED LIFE!"

Bell, Orin Russell
Orin Russell Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 2015 - Orin Russell Bell, age 93, passed away at home on Sept. 19, 2015. Orin attended college at William Penn University before joining the U.S. Army Air Corps, earning a Distinguished Flying Cross in 1944. He subsequently earned a degree in mining engineering from the University of Minnesota. He worked for Cleveland Cliffs Mining in Minnesota, Michigan, Colorado, Wyoming and Australia until his retirement in 1981. He enjoyed his four children, 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and getting involved in any building project. He was a special influence on his wife, Mary, of 71 years, and his family — always kind and loving. There will be a recitation of the rosary at 12:30 p.m., followed by a memorial Mass at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, at Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Bell, Robert F. (Dr.)
Dr. Robert F. Bell - Chronicle News - April 22, 2003 - Dr. Robert F. Bell died at his Denver home of 53 years, Sunday morning March 2, 2003. A Colorado native, he was born in Trinidad in 1912, one of eight brothers and sisters who were the third generation of a territorial pioneer family. He grew up in Trinidad and Denver. As a high school student he was a finalist in the Edison Boy contest for the state of Colorado, a contest intended to find the brightest scientific minds in the country. He attended the University of Colorado and received his medical degree from the University in 1937. He subsequently interned at Baltimore City Hospital and the University of Maryland and was a lecturer at Johns Hop-kins. During the War he was the Medical Supervisor of the Indiana Ordinance works in Charlestown, Indiana. After the war he returned to Colorado where he was the plant physician at duPont’s Louviers plant and was engaged in general practice, as one of only two doctors serving all of Douglas County. In 1950 he moved to Denver where he was in private practice until 1961. Beginning in 1951 he was a member of the University of Colorado medical faculty and where he was head of the Division of Industrial Medicine from 1961 to 1982, engaged principally in research. He also consulted extensively with industry on occupational medicine. He was a national expert in pneumonoconiosis and related lung diseases, serving on many governmental and medical society committees. He was the principal investigator in a number of studies including studies for the US Public Health Service, the Colorado Heart Association, and the Atomic Energy Commission. He was a Member of the Permanent Commission of the International Association of Occupational Health, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Occupational Medicine and the American College of Preventive Medicine. His medical interests extended broadly, and during the course of his career, apart from occupational medicine, he did internships and post graduate work in internal medicine, psychiatry, general surgery, radiology, nuclear physics and biostatistics. Dr. Bell was a gifted amateur pianist, an artist, and a first-class fly fisherman. As a boy he ground his own telescope and retained a great interest in astronomical and other scientific matters right up to his death. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Nell Bell, two sisters, Elizabeth Taylor and Jane Mabry of Trinidad, his daughter Catherine of Berkeley, California, his two sons, Robert and Joseph, both of Washington, DC, nine grandchildren, and one great-grandson. A memorial service was held on Saturday March 8, 2003 at the Chapel at the Iliff School of Theology at Denver University.

Bell, Rozella
Rozella (Stockwell) Bell - Huerfano World - May 16, 2016 - Rozella (Stockwell) Bell, a long-time resident of the Imperial Valley, CA area, passed away Saturday, May 14 at her home in Corpus Christi, Texas. Rozella was born September 25, 1928 in San Bernardino, CA to Perry and Rozella Stockwell, and married her beloved JC Bell on December 21, 1946. Dedicating many years serving the community of Southern California, she held several positions, but lastly worked for Torrence’s Farm Implements. Rozella was also a member of the Y-Wives, Christian Woman’s Club, and the Association of Legal Secretaries. Mrs. Bell was loved by many and survived by her four children, Donnie (Paul) Doetsch, Debbie (Dale) Armstrong, Daniel Bell, and Diana Jackson; in addition to 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild, all of whom brought great joy to her later years. A graveside service is scheduled for 9:30 am Friday, May 20 at Riverside National Cemetery; relatives and friends are welcome.

Bellah, Gary Clark
Gary Clark Bellah - Huerfano World - March 16, 2017 - Gary Clark Bellah, 67, of Walsenburg passed away peacefully March 11, 2017. Gary was born April 4, 1949 in Pueblo to Ralph?Clark?Bellah and Frances (Trujillo) Bellah. He graduated from Walsenburg High?School in 1968 and then attended Colorado University Boulder. He lived and worked in Broomfield at IBM. After retirement from?IBM,?he returned to Walsenburg. He is preceded in death by his father Ralphy?Clark Bellah and sister Kathleen (Hamid) Keshmiri. He is survived by his mother Frances (Trujillo) Bellah; brothers Ralph (Stephanie) Bellah of Pueblo; Leonard (Brenda) Bellah of Walsenburg; sister Mary Lorraine (Jim) McLean of Walsenburg; and numerous nephews, nieces, and their families. Gary was an accomplished artist; he enjoyed music and spending time with his family. He also enjoyed being outdoors in the beautiful Colorado mountains, fishing and capturing the scenery. At his request there will be no services. A private memorial is being planned for April. Online condolences at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home.

Bellamy, Mirrilla J.
Mirrilla J. Bellamy - Pueblo Chieftain - January 7, 2015 - Mirrilla J. Bellamy, born in 1927; passed away Dec. 31, 2014, gone to be with her husband, Chuck. Survived by sister, Wilma Kent; daughter, Renee (Mike) Sindeband; grandson, Scott “ppp” Jones; granddaughter, Emily (Dominic) Cozzetto; great-granddaughter, Addison; great friend, Barbara McKinnon; nieces, grandnieces and grandnephews. Mir was a proud Dana Corp. retiree and a volunteer at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital and Junior Achievement. Condolences may be sent to Roselawn Funeral Home. No flowers please. Contributions may be made in her memory to Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado.

Bellard, Elmer
Elmer Bellard – Walsenburg World – June 25, 1903 – The remains of Elmer Bellard, who died in the hospital at Trinidad Wednesday, arrived on the 5 o’clock train Thursday evening, accompanied by his sister, Mrs. Ray Thomas of Alamosa. Funeral Saturday.

Belleci, Annibale (Infant of)
Infant of Annibale Belleci – Walsenburg World – August 22, 1912 – Died at McNally Mine, August 7, 1912, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Annibale Belleci, age 8 months.

Bellegante, Marvin
Marvin Bellegante - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 2016 - Marvin Bellegante, 67, passed away Nov. 16, 2016. Arrangements pending.

Bellena, Tilla
Tilla Bellena – Walsenburg World – May 9, 1912 – After four months illness, Mrs. Tilla Bellena, age 54 years, died of cancer. She came to this country three years ago from Italy. She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, a son and three daughters. She was buried at Walsenburg. They have the sympathy of the community at large.

Beller, Katherine
Katherine Beller - Pueblo Chieftain - September 9, 2015 - Katherine Beller was born in Pueblo in 1924 to Frank and Katherine Krasovec. Katherine joins her parents and siblings, Bill Krasovec, Helen Lutes, Elsie Jacobs and Ida Mae August in heaven. Katherine is survived by her very loving husband of 70 years, Leo; sons, Kenny, Larry, Bruce (Kathy) and Kurt (Carly); grandchildren, Erica Ceyrolles, Baron, Thad, Chelsie and Reece Beller; and great- grandchild, Brody Ceyrolles. Katherine enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially her “Club” friends. She loved cooking for special occasions with her sisters and dancing. We will always remember her as the best mom anyone could have. Special thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and caretaker, Nancy Wimber. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. today, at George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, at Imperial Gardens Chapel. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Reception will follow at St. Joseph Hall in the Grove.

Bellotti, Virginia Lee
Virginia Lee Bellotti - Huerfano World Journal - November 22, 2017 - Virginia Lee Bellotti, age 97, affectionately known as “Ginger,” passed away on November 1, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. Ginger was born in Pueblo, Colorado, on October 11, 1920 to Henry C. Summers and Myrtle Myers Summers. She attended schools in La Veta and Walsenburg, and graduated from Walsenburg High School. She then went on to attend Western State College in Gunnison where she was a member of the Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority. Ginger was married to Ernest P. Bellotti in Southern California during World War II, where he was serving in the Army Air Corp. They lived and raised their family in Walsenburg, and were married for more than 60 years. Ginger was a sales clerk for J.C. Penney for many years; she was a school teacher for girls’ physical education and reading at St. Mary School for 3 years; she was a Past President of the VFW Auxiliary in Walsenburg; she prepared evening meals for the Benedictine nuns for a period of time; and she served as a Eucharistic Minister for St. Mary Church. Ginger enjoyed a number of hobbies including crocheting, cake decorating, and growing flowers. She was warm and hospitable to many seminarians, family members, and friends; she served as a mother figure to numerous relatives and friends. Ginger was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ernest; her son, Father Fred Bellotti; her great-granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Carter; her twin brother, Hank Summers; her brother, Dan Summers; and her baby sister, Dorothy Summers. Ginger is survived by her son, Richard (Susan E.) Bellotti; her daughter, Susan L. Bellotti; her granddaughters, Becky Patterson, Jenny (Duncan) Carter, and Heather Bellotti; seven grandsons, Mitchell and Isaac Patterson, Christopher and Nathaniel Carter, and Avery, David, and Dallas Brooks; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, and cousins. Ginger will be remembered at a Vigil Service at 7 pm on Friday, December 1, 2017, at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg; a funeral at 10 am on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at St. Mary Church; and burial at the North Catholic Cemetery. Donations may be given in her memory to Sr. Carol’s Senior Ministry, St. Mary Church, 121 East 7th Street, Walsenburg, CO 81089; or Sanctuary of Hope Prayer & Retreat Center, 2601 Ridge Ave., Kansas City, KS 66102.

Belmont, Betty
Betty Belmont - Pueblo Chieftain - January 7, 2016 - Betty Belmont, 91, of Pueblo, passed away Jan 5, 2016. Arrangements pending. Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 2016 - Betty Belmont. Funeral Mass will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Belnap, J. J. (Mrs.)
Mrs. J. J. Belnap – Walsenburg World – November 17, 1910 – Agent Fletcher left on Friday of last week for Kearney, Nebraska, where he was called by the sudden illness of his mother Mrs. J. J. Belnap, who died of paralysis on Saturday morning before his arrival at home. The funeral occurred on Tuesday and Mr. Fletcher again returned to his work here yesterday morning. The deceased lady was 55 years of age.

Belo, Floyd
Floyd Belo - San Luis Obispo County Tribune - November 8, 2017 - Floyd Belo - 1927-2017. Floyd Belo, 89, of Paso Robles, passed away in his sleep October 20, 2017. Born November 23, 1927, in La Veta, Colorado, his family moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1940. Floyd moved to the Central Coast in 1967 where he tended bar at the Paso Robles Country Club, the Shore Cliff, Alex's BBQ and the San Luis Obispo Moose Lodge. Floyd loved golf, jazz, puttering around the garden and garage, and his wife's, Joyce Just, home-made beans and rice.. Floyd was blessed to have seven children: Michael Belo of Denver, Laura Belo of Alameda, Vicki Whitman of Oakland, Darla Hunt of Templeton, Edwena Just of Templeton, Robin Brownlee of Atascadero, and Suzy Just (deceased). Along with Joyce and his children, Floyd leaves behind eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Beltramo, Sheila
Sheila Beltramo - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 2014 - Sheila Kathleen Beltramo, 53, passed away unexpectedly July 10, 2014. The daughter of Joseph Patrick and Marian (Sharp) Higgins, she was born on July 24, 1960, in San Diego, Calif. Sheila was raised in California and moved to Colorado at age 17. She lived in Loveland before moving to Pueblo and later to Wetmore. An avid horsewoman, Sheila also was a physical fitness buff. Mrs. Beltramo is survived by her husband, Robert; children, Ruby Beltramo of Pueblo, Colo., Mia Beltramo of Las Vegas, Nev., and Tony Beltramo, also of Pueblo, Colo.; grandchildren, Andrea Beltramo, Olivia Hernandez and Max Hernandez; stepdaughter, Bobbie Jo Beltramo of Denver; sister, Peggy Higgins of San Diego, Calif.; and stepmother, Mary Ellen Higgins of San Diego, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Tony and Mary Beltramo. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Canon City, Colo. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Orchard of Hope Foundation, 111 Orchard Ave., Canon City, CO 81212. Arrangements are under the care of Holt Family Funeral Home.

Bemen, Margaret J.
Margaret J. Bemen – Walsenburg World – November 15, 1904 – Death of Mrs. Oliver Bemen – Mrs. Margaret J. Bemen, age 55 years and 11 months, passed away at the family home near LaVeta, Monday, November 7, 1904, the cause of her death being typhoid fever. Mrs. Bemen was born at Matramos, Texas on November 20, 1848. Her father, Robert Collum was a member of the Hospital Corps of the U.S. Army which was then engaged in war with New Mexico. Later he was ordered to Jefferson barracks below St. Louis and was afterwards sent with a detachment of troops over the plains to Ft. Union, New Mexico. Trouble then breaking out with the Indians in San Luis Valley, he camped with the troops upon the side of old Ft. Massachusetts until Ft. Garland was erected, when he took charge of the hospital at that place. Being unable to go to the front when war broke out, left the army and settled on the Trinchera; went into the stock raising business and practiced medicine. Here Miss Collum was married to Oliver Bemen on December 25, 1868, and from the union were born three boys and one girl, Louis H. Bemen being the only surviving child. Mrs. Bemen, as will be seen, was an old timer in these parts and had experienced many vicissitudes of frontier life. She was ever a loving mother and faithful wife. In later years she led for the most a retired life, but retained the respect and friendship of all who knew her. She was taken sick about two weeks previous to her death, although her health had been poor for some time, the fatal result was not expected. Funeral services occurred at the house at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Father LeFevre of Walsenburg. A number of old friends attended from far and near, and a profusion of flowers covered the coffin. The pallbearers were all local Masons of prominence and the remains were interred at the LaVeta Cemetery. LaVeta Advertiser.

Bement, Thelma Francis
Thelma Francis Bement - Cortez Journal - July 26, 2011 - Thelma Bement, 92, a longtime Mancos resident, passed from this life on Thursday, July 21, 2011 in Los Alamos, N.M. after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. She was born Thelma Francis Johnson on March 24, 1919, in New London, Minn., the fourth of six children of George and Rena (Halvorson) Johnson. She lived in Brownsville, Texas and Columbia, Mo. before moving to Aurora, Colo. at age five. She married Robert (Bob) Earl Bement on December 22, 1939 in Denver, and at the time of her passing, they had been married for 71½ years. The following spring, she finished her junior year in college and then located to various places while Bob was in the Army for six years during World War II. After the war, they lived in Fort Collins, Colo. and then moved to Dolores, Mancos, Craig, and Trinidad, Colo. where Bob worked for the Soil Conservation Service. In 1956, they returned to Fort Collins. In 1957 Thelma received her bachelor's degree in the first graduating class of Colorado State University (formerly Colorado A&M). They lived there until 1973, when they returned to Mancos after Bob's retirement. The couple moved from Mancos to Los Alamos in January, 2011.Thelma, who was never one to let any grass grow under her feet, went from rental property owner/manager in Fort Collins to rancher in Mancos, and she could outwork many men - wood gathering, calving, branding, feeding, irrigating, haying - and also hosting many international visitors to the ranch. At the same time, she was a very tender and selfless wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and friend, always looking to the needs of others before her own. She loved music, played the piano/organ and also enjoyed writing stories and poetry. As a world traveler, her trips included visits to Rome, Italy and various countries in Africa, and a cruise through the Panama Canal. She is survived by her husband, Bob; son, Rob; grandson, Matthew (Jill) Bement; granddaughter, Jennifer (Andy) Seirp; daughter-in-law, Judy; great-grandchildren, Allison Bement, Melissa Bement and Nathan Seirp; a brother, Bob; and many nieces and nephews. A son, Tom, preceded her in death in 2000. In keeping with Thelma's wishes, cremation has taken place and no public service is scheduled. Her family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to her beloved Mancos caregivers and friends, and to the staff at Aspen Ridge Lodge and VistaCare Hospice for their loving care and support of Thelma.

Benavidez, Alfonso Jr.
Alfonso "Fonse" Benavidez Jr. - Chronicle News - October 24, 2006 - Alfonso "Fonse" Benavidez Jr. 92, a lifelong resident and Patriarch of the Benavidez Family of Model, Co., died on Friday October 20, 2006 at the Trinidad State Nursing Home after a short illness. Alfonso was born in Hoehne, Co. on January 19, 1914 to Alfonso Benavidez Sr. and Juanita Martinez. His maternal and paternal grandparents came to Las Animas County in the mid 1870's from Mora County New Mexico. Alfonso was very active in the community. He was active in the Democratic party, served on the school board, dedicated 29 years to the ASCS Agricultural Committee as an active member. He was also an honorary Hoehne FFA Chapter member for many years and drove a school bus for the Hoehne School District. In addition, Alfonso was the ditch rider and dragline operator for the old Model Land and Irrigation Co. for many years. Together he and his wife Eva operated a dairy for about 10 years. They received state recognition as foster parents in 1974 in the Denver Post Gallery of Fame, received the Kiwanis Citizenship Award in 1979 and were also recognized by the Hispanic Chamber and the Hoehne School District. Alfonso loved to cut and bale alfalfa and tending to his livestock. He loved life and people. He never met a stranger he didn't like. Alfonso was an unselfish person who would help his friends and strangers in need. In 2002 Alfonso was chosen to be the Grand Marshall for the Trinidad Round Up Labor Day Parade. He was an avid football fan, especially for his beloved Denver Broncos. Alfonso and Eva Paiz were married Oct. 24, 1938 in Trinidad, Co. Eva preceded Alfonso in death on January 8, 1988. He was also preceded in death by sons Ernest and Orlando, great grandson Joshua Alfonso Benavidez, mother and father Juanita and Alfonso Benavidez, brother Fernando (Hazel) Benavidez, sisters Josephine (Bill) Jupp, Rita (Henry) Mendoza, Mary (Alfonso) Montano, Ermilinda (Joseph) Apodaca, his favorite cousin Louise (Benavidez) Sanchez, father and mother-in-law, Abel and Carmilita Paiz, brothers-in-law John Paiz, Keith Knorr, sisters-in-law, Carmen Paiz Matthews and Isabel Paiz Salapich, a host of many good friends from the Model and Hoehne areas, including Ben Gutierrez, Alex and Annie Olguin, Josephine Wilkinson, Ed Wren, Max Torrez, Marcelino Duran, and John Sanchez. He is survived by his loving family, daughter Catherine (Bren) Clayton, Arvada, Co., granddaughter Eva Clayton, son John (Grace) Benavidez, Greenwood, Village, Co., and granddaughters Melissa and Dianna, son Abel (Judy) Benavidez, Model, Co., granddaughter Felicia (Anthony) Plummer, Lake-wood, Co., grandsons Tony (Jill) Zorack, Loveland, Co., Douglas (Lynette) Benavidez, Littleton, Co., Joey (Sherry) Zorack, Loveland, Co., Bill (Michelle) Zorack, Thornton, Co., Frank (Kim) Zorack, Thornton, Co., sisters Ernestine Knorr, Torrance Ca., Beatrice "Bea" Benavidez, San Francisco, Ca., six great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by foster children, Kamla Sullivan, Long Beach, CA., Roger Neil Jr., Model, Co., Dan (Linda) Trujillo, Albuquerque, NM, Anthony (Vivian) Romero, Raton, NM, Gilbert Ortiz, San Francisco, CA., and many others too numerous to mention. Last but not least, Alfonso leaves behind his faithful border collie companions Benji, Sassy and Black Jack. Honorary pallbearers are Richard Olguin, Leo Olguin, Dave Torres, George Torres, Jon Kleinbach, Ben Garcia, Filbert Garcia, Tony Garcia, Billie Adams, Charles Wilkinson and his many surviving friends. Active pallbearers are Doug Benavidez, Tony Benavidez, Joey Zorack, Bill Zorack, Eva Benavidez Clayton and Kamla Sullivan. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 PM-6:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be Wed. October 25, 2006 at 7:00PM at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006 at 10:00AM at Holy Trinity Church with Fr. Richard Becker as celebrant. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Immediately following BOTH the rosary and Funeral services, friends are invited to gather with the family at St. Joseph's Hall. Memorial donations can be made in memory of Alfonso to Holy Trinity Academy, 600 Prospect Campus Box 208 Trinidad, Co. 81082 OR Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 235 N. Convent, Trinidad, Co. 81082. The family may be contacted at the residence of Abel and Judy Benavidez, 23465 CR 105.0, Model, Co. 81059, 719-846-3504. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Benavidez, Anthony Alfonso
Anthony Alfonso Benavidez - Chronicle News - July 19, 2016 - Anthony Alfonso Benavidez, also known as Tony and Beno, was born September 6, 1961 in Raton, N.M. He passed away on July 10, 2016, peacefully in Denver, Colo. after a long battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his son Joshua, his paternal Grandfather Alfonso Benavidez Jr. his paternal Grandmother Eva Benavidez and his maternal Grandfather Cornelio Fresquez. Tony is survived by his wife Jill, his mother Carmen Arellano of Aguilar, Colo., his father Abel (Judy) Benavidez of Model, Colo., his brother Thomas Douglas (Linette) Benavidez of Littleton Colo., his sister Felicia (Anthony) Plummer of Lakewood Colo. His stepson Jason Botzum of Denver, Colo., step-brother Frank (Kim) Zorack of Model, Colo., step-brother Bill (Michelle) Zorack of Brighton, Colo., step-brother Joey (Sherry) Zorack of Milliken, Colo., Aunt Cathy (Bren) Clayton of Arvada, Colo., Aunt Kamla Sullivan of Arvada, Colo., Uncle John (Grace) Benavidez of Englewood, Colo., Uncle Roger Lee Neil of Montrose, Colo. Mother-in-law Jane Sion-Hammond of Denver, Colo., sister-in-law Sharon Brower of Denver, Colo. Dear friends and cousins George and June Torres of Model, Colo. Cousin Margo Eva (Adam) Benavidez Clayton, Lausanne, Switzerland, and Cousins Melissa and Dianna Benavidez of Colorado. Lifelong best friend Bobby (Carol) Boffa of Lakewood, Color. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and many friends he made at the King Soopers store on W. 38th Ave. Many thanks to The Denver Hospice for the great care and comfort they provided to Tony and family. Tony worked in the retail grocery business for about 40 years until he became too sick and was no longer able to work. He owned a successful internet trading company called the Blackwell Creek Company and was an amateur paleontologist; always looking for fossils and other items of historical interest. Tony looked forward to retiring at the family ranch. He was not a cowboy; he was a hunter, a fisherman, and a naturalist. Tony was grateful for the ranchers in the Model, Colo. area for allowing him to hunt for big game on their lands for over 40 years. Tony was so proud of his Hispanic/Native American Heritage and could often be seen hunting in Model, Colo. in the full Mountain Man regalia he had fashioned himself. He was a strong, brave warrior, until the very end. Tony Benavidez lived his life the way he wanted to live it. At his request cremation has taken place. Services will be held on Friday, July 22nd, 2016, at 3:00pm at Bethlehem Lutheran Church 2100 Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80214. Internment will take place at a later date in Trinidad, Colo. Condolences may be sent to: Stork Family Mortuary, Re: Anthony Benavidez, 1895 Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80214.

Benavidez, Fernando
Fernando Benavidez - Chronicle News - October 30, 2004 - Fernando Benavidez, age 89, died October 23, 2004 in Denver, Colorado. He was born September 1, 1915 in Model, Colorado to Alfonso and Juanita (Martinez) Benavidez. Fernando graduated from Hoehne High School. He married Hazel Mae Miller on May 30, 1943. He farmed and worked construction until he moved his family to Denver in 1956 where he worked for Hutchinson Homes for 25 years until his retirement in 1980. He and Hazel belonged to St. Louis Catholic Church. They were very active members. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Family always came first. He touched the hearts and lives of many and he will be truly missed. He was preceded in death by his wife Hazel, and his parents. Survived by children Juanita (Tony) Myers, Richard (Linda) Benavidez, Anthony (Amy) Benavidez, Frank (Margaret) Benavidez, Bernadette (Danny) Hayes, and Rita (Four Cats) Benavidez; brothers Alfonso and Ernestine, and sister Beatrice; grandchildren Ricky, Shane, Shelly, Monty, Tony, Michael, Kenny, Shawn, Tina, Tanya, Josephine and Samantha; and eight great-grandchildren. A Rosary will be held at noon Friday, October 29, 2004 at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A memorial mass will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, October 29 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family of Fernando Benavidez has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Benavidez, Jose
Jose "Candy" Benavidez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 2015 - Jose “Candy” Benavidez, 68, of Pueblo, went to sleep on Feb. 21, 2015. At his request, cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel.

Benavidez, Jose Max
Jose “Max” Benavidez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 20, 2015 - Jose “Max” Benavidez, 68, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 4, 2015. Jose "Max" Benavidez Memorial service, 4 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Benavidez, Moses
Moses Benavides – Walsenburg World – September 26, 1918 – Moses Benavides, Walsenburg, was killed in action in France.

Benavidez, Robert Lee
Robert Lee Benavidez - Albuquerque Journal - November 10, 2011 - Robert Lee Benavidez, age 77, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend was embraced by the Lord and taken to his heavenly home early Sunday, November 6, 2011. With his loving wife by his side, Robert passed away peacefully after courageously battling a lengthy illness. Robert was born on September 1, 1934 in Trinidad, CO. He spent his early years in Nevada and California before making New Mexico his "true" home in 1948. He attended Sacred Heart School and St. Mary's High School where he met his future wife, Dolores. Robert played on his high school baseball team where he developed his love for the game. After marrying and starting a family, they moved to Los Alamos where Robert was a dedicated and proud fireman/EMT until his retirement. Robert loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed fishing with his sons-in-law and grandchildren. Mr. "B" was loved by many and a friend to all who met him. He will be deeply missed by his loving family and by those whose hearts he touched. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Celio and Stella (Gallegos) Benavidez; in-laws Joe and Elisa Vialpando and Carlos Sisneros; great-granddaughter Kaylen Rose Foster. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dolores; brother Dan Benavidez; sisters Leola (Ted) Cline and Stella Benavidez; brothers-in-law Henry (Corrine) Sisneros, Joey Sisneros, Johnny (Bea) Sisneros, and Lewis (Virginia) Sisneros; daughters, Geri (Ernie) C'deBaca, Barbara (Ken) Foster, Theresa (Christopher) C'deBaca, Rocky Benavidez (Arturo Sanchez), and Renee (Justin) Miley; grandchildren Robbie C'deBaca, Seth C'deBaca, Shannon (Tom) Russell, Dustin Foster, Gary (Krystle) Foster, Tim (Julie) Locke, Melanie (Kenny) Stimson, Joseph C'deBaca, Andrea C'deBaca, Justin Brophy, Kendra Brophy, Christiana Miley, Shane Miley; 16 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren. Public visitation will be held Friday, November 11, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at the Riverside Funeral Home Chapel, 225 San Mateo NE, Albuquerque, with a rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m.. Memorial mass will be celebrated Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 301 S. Camino Del Pueblo, Bernalillo. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be Robert's grandchildren. The family wishes to extend special thanks for the love and support of Marla, Christina, and Wayne and the exceptional care provided by Vista Care Hospice.

Benavidez, Simon D.
Simon D. Benavidez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 2014 - Simon D. Benavidez passed away Nov. 8, 2014. He was born on Oct. 28, 1934, in Rio En Medio, N.M. Simon moved with his family to Avondale, Colo., when he was 16. Simon joined the Army in 1954. He was a Korean War veteran. He married his sweetheart, Connie Solano, in January, 1958. They moved to Colorado Springs in 1959. At that time, he was employed at the USAF Academy. Simon continued his civil service employment at Ent AFB, Peterson AFB and then retired from Cheyenne Mountain Air Station in 1989. Simon then went to work as a bus driver and retired from School District No. 11 after 10 years. Simon continued to drive for Winslow Court and Colorado Springs Parks & Recreation Department until he retired due to illness in 2009. Simon and Connie have five children: Cecilia Graves (Keith), Simona Tebbe (Travis), Gloria Villa (Juan), Raymond Benavidez (deceased) and Angelica Gonzalez (Jose). Simon has nine grandchildren: Maria, Racine, Antonyl, Rachael, Jose JR, Simon, Caleb, Justin and Araceli. There are six great-grandchildren: Alessandro, Emeliya, Esais, Angelo, Octavio and Rayanna. Simon has three brothers in the Avondale, Pueblo area: Lubin, Edward (Henrietta) and Frank (Virginia). Simon enjoyed fishing and camping. He was a diehard Denver Broncos fan. Simon was a former member of the Retired Enlisted Association, The American GI Forum and an usher and bingo volunteer at his churches. Simon was a kindhearted and good- natured person. Simon loved his family gatherings, especially spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Simon will always be loved and truly be missed by all who knew him. Scripture Rosary, 1:30 p.m. today, Nov. 14, 2014, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 2 p.m. at Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 4925 N. Carefree Circle, Colorado Springs, Colo. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Simon’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project at 1 S. Nevada, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

Bencich, John G.
John G. Bencich - Denver Post - November 2, 2008 - John G. Bencich, 80, of Denver, passed away October 17, 2008. Survived by Betty, wife of 47 years; nephews Michael and Marvin Bencich; and sister-in-law Mary Bencich. John was born in Walsenburg, CO May 22, 1928, and grew up in Crested Butte, CO. Served in the U.S. Army with the 413th Ordnance Heavy Maintenance Company and was honorably discharged in September 1952. He worked at Gardner-Denver Manufacturing Company (now Cooper Industries) 34 years and retired in 1983. He was a member of the Westminster Elks Lodge No. 2227, and a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Rosary and services were held at the Evergreen Funeral Home Chapel and entombment at Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum in Colorado Springs. Contributions may be sent to the charity of choice.

Benedetti, Joe
Joe Benedetti – Walsenburg World – April 8, 1909 – Died on Bear Creek, near Walsenburg, on Wednesday, March 31, 1909, Mr. Joe Benedetti, at the age of 40 years. The cause of death was pneumonia. Funeral services were held from the Catholic Church on Saturday, April 3. Undertaker, Cox.

Benedict, George
George Benedict – Walsenburg World – March 22, 1904 – Died at Trinidad, March 19, 1904, at 4:00 a.m., Mr. George Benedict of erysipelas at the age of 56 years. Mr. Benedict was employed by the Victor Fuel Company at Delagua.

Benedik, Matt
Matt Benedik – Walsenburg World – August 26, 1909 – Died in Simpson Mine, near Walsenburg, on Thursday, August 19, 1909, Matt Benedik, a miner, of a hemorrhage of the lungs. Walsenburg World – September 2, 1909 – A man was found dead in the Simpson mine Thursday afternoon about 5 o’clock. The body proved to be that of Matt Benedik, a foreigner, who was employed as a miner. He was seen to enter the mine after the noon hour. From all the indications and evidence, the man, who was a consumptive, was taken with a hemorrhage while at work in his room and started to crawl out along the track. He was about 10 feet from the room when found by a miner by the name of Pete Timore, and was lying in a pool of congealed blood. There were no bruises on his body. Benedik was batching at the mine and so far as can be determined has no relatives except a sister in Austria. He has a ranch in New Mexico from which he had just received a check for $80 rent money, had an accident insurance policy, and considerable property in his house at the mine. A coroner’s jury decided that his death was caused by a hemorrhage of the lungs.

Benegas, Bryan
Bryan Benegas - Chronicle News - September 17, 2008 - Pueblo bar fight leaves one dead - A bar fight on Northern Ave. in Pueblo spilled out of the bar and into a parking lot just after midnight. One man was stabbed several times in the back and chest. He died at the hospital just after 9 a.m. The victim has been identified as Bryan Benegas, 38. The fight happened at the Quart House Bar. Pueblo Police report that two possible suspects have been identified from surveillance video; Isaiah David Abeyta, 24, possibly of Trinidad, and Bruce Lee Lamorie, 32, of Trinidad. Abeyta is in custody and Lamorie is still at large as of yesterday afternoon. The suspects are believed to have fled the stabbing in a light colored Pontiac Bonneville with custom rear fender skirts. If you have information about the suspects, contact Crimestoppers at (719) 542-STOP. Chronicle News - August 25, 2010 - Trinidad man convicted in Pueblo stabbing death - A jury in Pueblo, after two days of deliberating following a lengthy trial, found Isaiah Abeyta, 26, of Trinidad, guilty of second-degree murder for his part in the stabbing death of Blake Benegas in the early morning hours of Sept. 15, 2008, outside the Quarthouse Tavern in Pueblo. Benegas, 38, was found outside the tavern after an alleged altercation with Abeyta and Bruce Lamorie, 34, Trinidad. According to reports, after an argument earlier on Sept. 14 Abeyta and Lamorie left the tavern only to return later, allegedly starting an altercation that turned deadly. Abeyta had been charged with first-degree murder but his defense attorney maintained that Lamorie or an unknown assailant were responsible for killing Benegas. For his part, Lamorie is scheduled for a Nov. 20 trail. Abeyta will be sentenced on Nov. 19.

Benfield, Arthur Merrill
Arthur Merrill "Art" Benfield - Pueblo Chieftain - March 2, 2016 - Arthur Merrill “Art” Benfield, age 71, passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 27, 2016, after a lifetime of teaching, supporting and giving. Born on Nov. 6, 1944, to Leslie and Bernice Benfield of Gary, Ind., Arthur lived a rich life that included owning a service station, trying out for the Chicago Bears, and teaching public school in Pueblo, Colo., for 30 years. The proud father of four children, Kelly (previous marriage), Zachary, Jacob and Elizabeth, he always helped to guide them without picking which direction they should go. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jim; and former wife, Susan. He is survived by a strong community that includes his children who he bragged about; four grandchildren who he asked about daily; six nieces who he called his “other children”; lifelong friends from before elementary school; early morning coffee and lunch buddies; a compassionate pastor and congregation; dozens of former students, neighbors and strangers who enjoyed his humor and kindness; and a wonderful network of volunteers, veterans, homeless people and animals who he proudly called his friends. Most recently, Art devoted his time, energy and talents to helping others. He was an active member of several charitable organizations including Wesley United Methodist Church, SoCo Spay and Neuter, the Pueblo Community Soup Kitchen and El Centro De Los Probres. His legacy of charity is continued through his children, their partners, his grand- children and countless others from his community. Memorial services for Arthur Benfield will be held at noon on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at Wesley United Methodist Church, located at 85 Stanford Ave. in Pueblo, Colo. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial goers bring a non-perishable food item and that other well-wishers donate their own time, money or talents to the charities listed above or others.

Bengston, Ronnie Carl
Ronnie Carl Bengston - Boies-Ortega Funeral Home - October 11, 2016 - Ronnie Carl Bengston, born November 29, 1960, died October 9, 2016, Walsenburg, Colorado. Direct Cremation, memorial service at later date.

Benich, Katherine Elizabeth
Katherine Elizabeth Benich - Chronicle News - December 10, 2003 - Katherine Elizabeth Benich, affectionately known as K.K., passed away December 5, 2003. She was born November 12, 1921 in Delagua to John and Minnie (Smircich) Benich. She moved to Trinidad from Bear Canyon with her parents and 11 brothers and sisters in 1934, after her father returned with miner’s consumption having worked for over 30 years in many local coal mines. She attended various coal camp schools and graduated from Trinidad High School in 1941. She received her BA degree from Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM and her MA degree from Adams State College. She taught school for 36 years at Morley, Park Street and East Street schools. She retired in 1984. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the Senior Citizens Center. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers John, Tony, Nick, Frank, and George; sisters Mildred Latuda, Tillie Benich; brothers-in-law Robert Latuda, Mac McCleary; sister-in-law Billie Benich; and nephews Robert John (Spike) Latuda, Timothy Benich. She is survived by her sisters Mary McCleary, Morgan City, LA; Frances (Martin) Johnson, Farmington, NM; Ann Benich, Houma, LA; brother Tom (Charlotte) Benich, Greeley, CO; sisters-in-law, Fern Benich, Salt Lake City, UT, Dorothy Benich, Louise, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation is Wednesday, December 10 from 2 - 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass is scheduled for Thursday, December 11, 2003 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. with Father Thomas Melancon, S.J. officiating. Interment to follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are George Latuda, Tony Mattorano, Mario Mattorano, Robert W. Benich, Jim Zabilski, and Bill Farnsworth. The family requests that memorials be made to Trinidad Catholic Schools. Family may be contacted at the Tony and Cathy Mattorano residence, 13599 C. R. 73.3, (P.O. Box 881), Trinidad, CO 81082. The family of Katherine E. Benich has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Benich, Thomas Robert
Thomas Robert Benich - Chronicle News - January 29, 2007 - Thomas Robert Benich, age 79, passed away on January 24, 2007 in Greeley, Colorado. Thomas Benich was born in Vallarso, Colorado to John and Minnie (Smirich) Benich. He was not only the sixth boy in a family of twelve, but Tom was also a first generation American. On August 10th, 1951, he was joined in marriage to Charlotte Day in Trinidad, Colorado. Tom's family moved to Trinidad in 1934 where he started his athletic career. In Junior High he participated in track and continued to break his own records. At Trinidad High School, Tom earned 14 athletic letters in football, basketball, track and tennis. He was All Conference in basketball, All State in football, and All American in track. He was then drafted to the US Navy. After serving in the military he attended Trinidad State Junior College where Tom lettered in football, basketball and track. He continued his education at Denver University on a football and track scholarship where he accomplished 3 conference titles and his BA Degree. Tom accepted a job at Trinidad High School as teacher, coach, and Director of Trinidad Recreation Department. From here, he went to Hoehne High School and continued coaching basketball and track along with teaching and serving as Athletic Director. His second year at Hoehne he started 6-man football. In 1956, Tom went to Primero High School as a teacher and coach. Denver University offered him the track and Freshman football position in 1957 and he developed many fine athletes. While there he attained his Masters Degree. He coached the final football team for DU. In 1963, Pete Butler called and offered Tom the track and Freshman Football job at CSC (now UNC). This is where he became known as "Sparky" and continued his coaching for the next 23 years. Tom coached and developed 16 Track and 2 Cross Country All Americans. After retiring from UNC, he taught golf at Aims Community College here in Greeley. Tom was inducted in to the UNC Hall of Fame in 1998 for his devoted years of coaching track along with the 1969 UNC National Championship Football Team. He is also in the Colorado Officials Hall of Fame for officiating football and basketball games. Some of his other accomplishments include 1985 North Central Conference Track Coach of the Year, NCAA Division II Track Coach of the Year ( 1982 and 1986),1982 NCC Outdoor Coach of the Year and NCAA Division II Track Coaches Distinguished Service Award. He was a member of 12 Athletic Associations including 36 years as a member of the Colorado High School Athletic Association. He loved the outdoors and spent time fishing, hunting, and golfing. His enjoyed collecting stamps, coins, and arrowheads in his free time. But spending time with his family was his favorite pastime. His last few years he struggled with Alzheimer's. Tom was surrounded by his loving family in his final moments. We would like to thank everyone at Mountain Valley Heath Care, Fair Acres, and the Garden Square Life care Center for the love and care they gave to Tom and the numerous friends who shared their love and time with each of us through this time of Tom's illness. Tom is survived his wife, Charlotte of 55 years, two daughters, Cheryl Todd and Sue Fillmore, both of Greeley, a son, Robert Benich and his wife, Tonya, six grandchildren, Tiffany, Nicole, Thomas, Robert, William, and Timothy, and one great-grandson, Kane, sisters, Frances Johnson and husband Martin and Mary McCleary and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his son, Tim, Parents John and Minnie Benich, Brothers John, Tony, Frank, George, Nick and sisters, Ann, Mildred, Katherine, and Tillie. Services will be held at 10 am, Saturday, January 27th at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 2222 23rd Ave, Greeley. Interment: Cremation. The family requests in lieu of flowers, make donations to the "Tom Benich Track Memorial Scholarship", in care of the Trinidad Junior College Athletic Foundation, Attn: Dan Nuschy (Athletic Director) at 600 Prospect St., Trinidad Colorado, 81082.

Benko Sara JoAnn
Sara JoAnn "Sunny" (Moore) Benko - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 2015 - Sara JoAnn “Sunny” (Moore) Benko went to her heavenly rest on April 4, 2015. Born in Pueblo, Colo., on March 8, 1933, to Harry and Myrtle Moore (Regan), she graduated from Central High School in 1950 and first went to work at CF&I Steel Corp. There, she met the love of her life, Theodore Benko, whom she married on Dec.15, 1963. An accomplished singer and musician, Sara earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Southern Colorado State College in 1974, and master’s degree from Adams State College. She worked for many years as a music teacher for School District 60 and 70 in Pueblo, along with teaching private music students. In 1985, she was hired by the Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DODDS) to teach the children of U.S. service personnel stationed overseas. During Sara’s 17-year career with DODDS, she and her husband were privileged to live and work in the German state of Bavaria, on the island of Bermuda, in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, and travel to over 22 countries. Upon Sara’s retirement in 2001, the couple settled in the mountains of Bailey, Colo., where she continued teaching private music lessons until 2013. Sara is survived by her husband, Theodore Benko; daughter, Georgianna Barry of Littleton, Colo.; son, Ted Benko Jr. of Englewood, Colo.; and daughter, Sheryl Benko of Los Angeles, Calif. She also is survived by sister, Barbara Childress of Beulah, Colo.; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents; sister, Helen Nixon; and brother, Robert Moore, both of Pueblo. Cremation with a private family gathering. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to your favorite animal charity, or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Benko, Theodore
Theodore "Ted" Benko - Pueblo Chieftain - May 8, 2016 - Theodore “Ted” Benko, departed this life on April 25, 2016. Born in Pueblo, Colo., on June 10, 1925, to Nicholas and Anne (Casack) Benko. He graduated from Centennial High School in 1942. After working as a crew caller for the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, he joined the U.S. Navy in August of 1943. Ted proudly served as a radioman, First Class, during World War II. After discharge in April of 1946, he was employed by CF&I Steel Corp., where he worked for 36 years. There, he met the love of his life, Sara Joann Moore, whom he married on Dec. 15, 1963. They lived in Pueblo until 1985, when Sara was hired by the Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DODDS) to teach the children of U.S. service personnel stationed overseas. The couple lived in the German state of Bavaria, where Sara taught music and Ted worked for the housing office and post office within the Grafenwohr military community. They also lived on the island of Bermuda and in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. They traveled to over 22 countries, before settling in the mountains of Bailey, Colo., where they lived until 2013. Ted is survived by daughter, Georgianna Barry of Littleton, Colo.; son, Ted A. Benko of Denver, Colo.; and daughter, Sheryl Benko of Los Angeles, Calif. He also is survived by brother, Albert (Aletta) Benko of Pueblo; and sister, Elsie Tezak of Winston Salem, N.C.; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife, Sara; brothers, Michael Benko, Andrew Benko, Nicholas Benko Jr., George Benko; sisters, Christine Povlock, Margarit Benko and Theresa Benko. Cremation with a private family gathering. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Bennetch, Jean M.
Jean M. “Jeanie” Bennetch - Huerfano World - August 18, 2016 - Jean M. “Jeanie” Bennetch, 73, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016 at her residence. She was the wife of the late George D. Bennetch. Born in Pueblo, Colorado on January 19, 1943, she was the daughter of the late John F. and Mary E. Bann Pazar. Jeanie was a 1961 graduate of St. Mary High School in Walsenburg, CO and received a BSN from the College of Mt. St. Joseph On-The-Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio in 1965. She was a Navy nurse stationed in Charleston, SC from 1965-1967. She spent the remainder of her employment years in various nursing positions and in 2003 retired from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Health at the Lebanon State Health Center after 25 years of service. Jeanie enjoyed spending time with family, friends and her dog, Mazie. She is survived by a daughter, Jill M., wife of Troy W. Bryce of Matthews, NC; and three grandchildren, Natalie, Kyle and Mitchell. She was preceded in death by her brother, William A. Pazar. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Kreamer Funeral Home & Crematory, 618 E. Main St., Annville, PA. There will be a visitation held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Jeanie’s memory to the St. Mary Senior Outreach Program, Attn: Sister Carol Tlach, 324 East 7th Street, Walsenburg, CO 81089.

Bennett, Clara
Clara Priceo Bennett - Chronicle News - March 10, 2005 - Clara Priceo Bennett passed away in Hawthorn, CA, on February 20, 2005. She was a graduate of Park’s Business College in Denver, CO. She worked for Elmer Knights Clothiers and Montgomery Wards in Trinidad, CO. She retired from Blue Shield in Santa Monica, CA. She was preceded in death by her husband Seymour; sister Carolyn Filer; and parents Albertina and John Priceo. She is survived by her daughter Gwen Simpson; grandchildren Craig Simpson, Stacy Lewis and David, sister Rose Hainlen, Albuquerque, NM; nephew John and Sharon Hainlen of Sacramento, CA.

Bennett, Eugene
Eugene Bennett – Walsenburg World – October 1, 1908 – A Bad C & S Wreck – Eugene Bennett, a Colorado & Southern engineer of Pueblo, was killed early Friday morning in a bad wreck near Cucharas Junction, and a firemen and the brakeman were injured. The accident occurred through the derailing of an engine and 12 cars of the Colorado & Southern Railroad, being caused by a collision with some cars which had run onto the main track. The injured men were Firemen Brown and Brakeman J. W. Davis. The accident occurred about 1 mile west of Cucharas, between that place and Apache, and when the engine struck the loose cars it was going at the rate of 25 miles an hour. It being pitch dark and in a high wind, the engineer did not see the obstruction in time to make any perceptible decrease in the speed of his train, and his engine and 12 cars went down under the terrific impact. The train was in charge of Conductor Loudy, who was not injured. The loose cars which caused the wreck had been run out of the Cucharas yards by the high wind and were well down the main line and undoubtedly still going when the freight engine struck them. It was one of those accidents which no man could foresee, and so far no one has been blamed for the mishap. The wreck tied up the line for 14 hours and held some hungry passengers in the siding, much to the disgust of their inner man. Engineer Bennett was about 50 years of age and had been running on the railroad for the past four years. He leaves a wife and three daughters. The firemen and brakeman who were injured live in Trinidad.

Bennett, Richard Warner Jr.
Richard Warner “Rich” Bennett Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 2016 - Richard Warner “Rich” Bennett Jr. passed away unexpectedly in his home on Jan. 12, 2016, in Monument, Colo., at 54 years young. He was husband to Dianne Mathews-Bennett. They shared a wonderful 33 years of marriage together. Rich was born on May 26, 1961, in Pueblo, Colo., to his parents, Richard Warner Bennett and Elizabeth “Betty” Bennett-McFarlane. He graduated from East High School in 1979 and went on to earn a BSBA (management and finance) from the University of Southern Colorado in 1984. Rich worked in manufacturing management throughout various parts of the country, only to return home to Colorado in 2003 to start his own business. His family resides in Monument, Colo. He is survived by his wife, Dianne; and their two children, Britany Bennett-Busenbark (Tyler) and Joshua Bennett (Kayanna); his stepfather, Art McFarlane, his sisters, Cathy Bennett-Standridge (George) and Betsy Bennett-Fink (Duane); his brothers, Michael Bennett, Jason Bennett (Becky), Brian Bennett; and parents-in-law, Don and Shirley Mathews; brother-in-law, Scott Mathews (Pattie); sister- in-law, Becky Mathews- Bennett (Jason); and many nieces and nephews who adored him. There will be a celebration of Rich’s life held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at Broadway Christian Church, 206 Broadway Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004. Reception to follow at The Do Drop Inn on Santa Fe Drive.

Bennett, Thomas
Thomas Bennett – Walsenburg World – February 27, 1902 – Thomas Bennett, 11-year-old boy of Trinidad was run over Monday afternoon by a coal car and instantly killed.

Bennett, Thomas Leroy
Thomas Leroy Bennett - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 2015 - Thomas Leroy Bennett, 81, of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 9, 2015. Preceded in death by father, Lawrence; and mother, Dorothy. Survived by children, Toni (Slater), Jeff and Jack; grandchildren, Lee, Anne, Jessica, Kyle and Ryan; grandchildren, Sayvanah, Gavin and Hunter. Tom retired from the government in 1984, where he specialized in radar weapon systems (Hawk surface-to-air missiles) to pursue his true passion, which was running the family ranch (Z-1). Tom was a veteran of the Korean War (U.S. Army). His hobbies included rodeo, fishing and hunting. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, 5450 Highway 78 West, with interment to follow at the Beulah Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Beulah Methodist Church through the funeral home. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Bennett, Walter O.
Walter O. Bennett - Findagrave.com - Pvt. 1st Class Walter O. Bennett, Birth: unknown, Death: July 20, 1918. Note: Entered service from Vermont. Burial: Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial, Belleau, Departement de Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France

Bensik, Lucy Mary
Lucy Mary Bensik - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2015 - Lucy Mary Bensik, 75, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 26, 2015. Preceded in death by her husband, Ricky E. Bensik; daughter, Delma Abeyta-Baca; father of her children, Emelio Deloy Abeyta; sister, Ramona Trujillo; brothers, Felix Trujillo, Doniciano Trujillo and Perfeato Trujillo. She is survived by her children, Deloy, Pauline and Ray “Squeaky” Abeyta; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Grine; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing prior to service. Funeral service, 3 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Benso, Everett Wayne II
Everett W. Benso II - Pueblo Chieftain - May 2, 2016 - Everett W. Benso II. Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Majestic Baptist Church, Pueblo West. Pueblo Chieftain - May 3, 2016 - Everett W. Benso II. Please note time change. Service, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Majestic Baptist Church, Pueblo West.

Benson, Frederick H.
Frederick H. Benson - Huerfano World - March 10, 2015 - Frederick H. Benson, 79, passed away on March 8, 2015, at the Colorado State Veterans Home. Fred was born July 7, 1935 in Red Wing, CO to Homer and Lottie Benson. He was the youngest of four children. He grew up in Red Wing and graduated from Walsenburg High School. He entered the U.S. Army in 1958, serving in Korea. In 1962, he married Kaye Piner, and they just celebrated their 52nd anniversary. Fred went to work for CDOT on the Valley Highway in Denver, in 1964. In 1970, they moved to La Veta and he worked on La Veta Pass for many years. He retired from CDOT in 1991after 27 years. Fred served on the La Veta Town Board, the Huerfano County 4-H Fair Board and Rodeo Board for several years. After he retired, he drove a school bus for 14 years and did some volunteer work for the Colorado Division of Wildlife. He loved to fish and hunt deer and elk. He was a jokester and loved to give people a hard time. He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Wanda Waggoner. He is survived by his wife Kaye of La Veta; children, Brenda (Bruce) Rheuff of Eaton, CO and Ray (Kristal) Benson of Olathe, CO. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Haley (Shane) Curtis of Evans, CO, Tera (Kelly) Tipton of Syracuse, KS, Cally (Marty) Moritz of Tribune, KS, Braden Larrew of Eads, CO and Draya Benson of Olathe, CO. He is also survived by great-grandchildren Brooklin, Bailey and Scotty Moritz and Wade Curtis; brother Harold Benson; sister Phyliss Barks; and his nephew/helper Bob Waggoner. Graveside service is 11 am Saturday March 14, at La Veta Cemetery and reception to follow at the Benson house in La Veta.

Benson, G. R. (Infant son of)
Infant Son of G. R. Benson – Walsenburg World – July 22, 1896 – Died at Gardner, Sunday, July 19, 1896, age 2 years and six months, the infant son of G. R. Benson. The sympathy of friends and neighbors is extended to the bereaved parents. Walsenburg World – July 22, 1896 – Walter Butts and William Andrews returned Tuesday from Walsen with the casket for the little son of Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Benson.

Benson, Harold U.
Harold U. Benson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 2017 - Harold U. Benson, 89, of Pueblo, passed away June 7, 2017. Harold was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a proud member of the Elks Lodge and a cowboy. He was a son, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be greatly missed. Cremation has taken place.

Benson, Lowell T.
Lowell T. Benson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 3, 2016 - Lowell T. Benson died Jan. 20, 2016, in Pueblo, Colo. Lowell was born March 7, 1936, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Axel and Della Benson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society and King of Kings Lutheran Church, where he shared his love of music in the chancel and bell choirs. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service for Lowell will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood Lane in Pueblo.

Benson, Lula Amelia
Lula Amelia Vories Benson - Huerfano World - August 4, 2016 - Lula Amelia Vories was born in La Veta, Colorado on October 9, 1917, to Eugene S. and Ruby Capps Vories. The family moved to Walsenburg in 1920 and Lula graduated from Huerfano County High School in 1935. Following her graduation, the family moved to Grand Junction, Colorado where she graduated from Grand Junction Junior College in 1937. She spent several years as a country school teacher. In 1939, she attended William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri. In August, 1944, she married William (Bill) H. Schmidt of Redwing, Colorado. Bill preceded her in death in January, 1961. She moved to Canon City and worked for the State Division of Parole for the next eighteen years. Lula married Roy A. Benson in 1964, who preceded her in death in 2003. Traveling was a focus of her retirement, usually with family to accompany her. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Canon City for well over fifty years and she loved working in her church. She did hours of volunteer work at a care center and with the Fremont Concert and Fine Arts Center. She is survived by three grandchildren, Mickey Schmidt, of La Veta, Colorado, Emit Schmidt, of Morse, Texas, and Helen Whitener, of Pueblo. She also has three great-granddaughters, three great-grandsons, and three great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two nieces, two nephews, and several great nephews and nieces. Funeral service, 11 am Tuesday, August 9, 2016, Wilson Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Huerfano Cemetery in Gardner, following reception. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her memory to First Baptist Church of Cañon City or the Southern Chapter of The Territorial Daughters of Colorado. Arrangements are under the care of Wilson Funeral Home.

Benson, M. V. B.
M. V. B. Benson – Pueblo Chieftain – January 22, 1919 – The Valley, the State, the West – Passed Away – M. V. B. Benson died in Denver, the cause being hardening of arteries, and death being sudden. Mr. Benson was an insurance agent and adjuster and a man of unusual ability and high character. He was located in Pueblo many years and at one time at Montrose; afterward in the northwest.

Bent, Bob
Bob Bent – Walsenburg World - May 10, 1889 – Bob Bent, son of the old and well-known pioneer, Col. William Bent, died at the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Agency April 21.

Beondik, Donald Leon
Donald Leon Beondik - Chronicle News – July 2, 2015 – Donald Leon Beondik, 90, Centralia, died Saturday, June 27, at Providence Centralia Hospital. No services are planned.

Berardi, Louis
Louis Berardi - Pueblo Chieftain - August 9, 2015 - Louis Berardi celebrated his 90th birthday on July 29, 2015; and on Aug. 3, 2015, he entered into the arms of his beloved Lord and Savior. He passed away at the Life Center Nursing Home in Pueblo. He was born on July 29, 1925, in Sopris, Colo., to Carlo and Angela (Conti) Berardi. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to Morley, Colo., where he attended grade school and graduated from Trinidad High School. He served his country in the Navy during World War II. He married Shirlee Ann Koncilia in 1972 in Raton, N.M. He was employed for several years at the Morley CF&I Supply Store as a butcher. When the Morley camp closed in the 1950s, he went to work at the CF&I Steel Mill in Pueblo, where he worked for over 40 years prior to his retirement. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John; sisters, Lucy Carnevale and Mary Tamburelli; in-laws, Emer and Frank Koncilia; plus numerous nieces and nephews. He is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Shirlee; nephews, Carl Carnevale, Trinidad, Frank (Betty) Tamburelli, Pueblo, Carl (Rose Marie) Tamburelli, Denver, and John Berardi, Colorado Springs; nieces, Barbara (Bill) Barbee, Colorado Springs, Emma Carnevale, Trinidad, Gayle (Tom) Berardi, Pueblo; and several great-nieces and nephews, who all loved him dearly, as he made them all feel so special. He loved baseball, fishing, hunting and his dogs, Lucky, Teddy and Smoky. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the giver’s choice. Viewing, 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, followed by the funeral service at 10 a.m.; both at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Burial later at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Berardino, Betty Jane
Betty Jane Berardino - Chronicle News - August 10, 2005 - Betty Jane Berardino, age 74, passed away on August 3, 2005 in Orange, California. She was a homemaker. Survivors include sons, Greg Berardino, John Berardino; daughter Lori Cintron; brother Raymond Rodighiero; sister Jeanette (Rodighiero) Trujillo; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 13, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at Shannon-Bryan Mortuary, 137 E. Maple Ave., Orange, California, 714-771-1000.

Berckefeldt, Roy E. Sr.
Roy E. Berckefeldt, Sr. - Chronicle News - February 18, 2010 - Roy E. Berckefeldt, Sr. (known as Roy Marsh) died February 10, 2010, succumbing to his battle with cancer. Roy was born July 7, 1948 in Chanute, Kan. He was a 1966 graduate of Trinidad High School and a disabled Vietnam Veteran. Roy was with the AmeriCal Division and assigned to the 11th combat infantry brigade in the Tet Offensive of 1968-69 and received numerous medals including two bronze stars for valor. Roy was greatly loved by his family and friends and is survived by his wife Janice (Crocfer), son Roy, Jr. (wife, Patty and son, Johnathon); daughter, Jennifer (son, Brandon); son, Jacob (children, Keanna, Jacob, Jared, Jeremy and Destiny); son, Johnathan (daughters, Brooke and Naomi), just like a son, Paul Snyder (wife, Tabitha and children, Jason and Cassandra); Roy’s sisters, Betty Watkins, Linda (Rick) Chapman, Debbie (Dan) Kenney, Lori (Michael) Braun, Darla Williams and brothers, Bob and Gary; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on February 20 2010 at the Nazarene Church in Florence, Colo. with Pastor Bruce Redman officiating. Memorial contributions can be sent to the Orchard of Hope foundation and/or Sangre De Cristo Hospice.

Berdar, Nick
Nick Berdar – Walsenburg World – June 16, 1910 – Nick Berdar, age 23 years, 7 months, 3 days, died at Ideal, Colorado, on Saturday, June 11, 1910. Walsenburg World – June 16, 1910 – Run Over By a Mine Car – Nick Berdar, a young coal miner working at the Ideal Mine, was accidentally killed at that mine Saturday at noon. He was coming out of the mine for dinner, riding the trip and endeavored to uncouple the car and make a flying switch. He fell from the car and was run over by the trip. Funeral services were held Monday under the auspices of the National Croatian Society. The Slavish band and the McInally band of which Berder was a member, marched in the procession to the grave.

Beres, Irene Evelyn
Irene Evelyn (Gillham) Jarrett Beres - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2015 - Irene Evelyn (Gillham) Jarrett Beres, 91, went to be with Jesus in heaven on Jan. 20, 2015. She was preceded in death by husbands, George D. Jarrett and William Stephen Beres; parents; stepson, Robert Beres and one great- grandchild. She is survived by son, Alva Don Jarrett (Barbara); stepson, William Beres Jr. (Karen); three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; eight great-step-grandchildren; longtime friends, David and Joyce Greenhood and their great-granddaughter, Tiffany Miranda, who took care of our mom unselfishly. Thank you to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Berg, Charles
Charles Berg - Pueblo Chieftain - February 5, 2017 - Charles Berg, 90, passed away in Pueblo. Services in Minnesota.

Berg, Katherine
Katherine Berg - Chronicle News - September 29, 2005 - Katherine Berg passed away September 27, 2005 in her home on Raton Pass in the company of her children. Katherine was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico in 1921, to Charles and Edith (Matt) Fuller. The only child of a Santa Fe Railroad agent, she spent her childhood in various small New Mexico towns and in Morley, Colorado. Katherine attended high school at Saint Mary’s Academy in Leavenworth, Kansas and at Trinidad High School, where she met Don Berg. She then graduated from Trinidad State Junior College, as did Don, and they married in 1941. During the war years, the young couple made their home in the Denver/Boulder area where Don was a Naval flight instructor. At the end of World War II, Katherine and Don moved back to the ranch on Raton Pass with their young son, Don Jr., joining Don’s father in the operation of the ranch, raising Hereford cattle. After the death of Don’s father, Katherine and Don continued the operation of the ranch, increasing their operation, and building their herd. Two daughters, Katherine and Janet, were born in Trinidad. Katherine dedicated herself to making a home for her family, enjoying the rhythms of her garden and the seasons of ranch living. Katherine shared with Don a deep commitment to the land and the creatures that lived upon it. She had an abiding interest in local history--the ranch, Trinidad, and Southern Colorado, giving her energies and resources to the Mitchell Museum, Trinidad’s Carnegie Public Library, and The Sante Fe Trail Association. She was a founding member of the Southern Colorado Cowbelles, and was active in the State and Local Republican Party, the United Methodist Church of Trinidad, Pierion Literary Society, and the Red Hat Society. Katherine’s greatest joys in her later years were the accomplishments of her grandchildren. She praised every achievement and loved each one unconditionally. Katherine will be missed by her children, Don Jr. (Bill) and Jan Berg of Folsom, NM, Kathy and Richard Brandiger of Rapid City, SD, and Janet and Hugh Swift of Denver, CO. She will be missed also by grandchildren Todd and Faye Swift, Tamara and John Ross, Kirsten and Cody Plagg, Nathan and Laura Brandiger, Lisa Berg, Ben Swift, Meghan Berg, and Emily and Matt Wiggins. She also leaves behind seven great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 1, 2005 at 10:00 am at The First United Methodist Church with Pastor Randy Short officiating. Donations may be made to the Harry Sayre Senior Center. The family of Katherine Berg has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Bergamo, Basilio
Basilio Bergamo – Walsenburg World – March 12, 1908 – Basilio Bergamo, a Tyrolese miner at Rocky Mountain, fell dead at his home near the camp from heart disease on Monday morning. Coroner Lamme investigated the matter, but did not hold an inquest.

Bergamo, Frank
Frank Bergamo - Chronicle News - February 10, 2010 - Frank Bergamo, age 88, a resident of Trinidad, passed away February 7, 2010 at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colo. Frank was born May 18, 1921 to Romano and Luigia (Corradino) Bergamo in Sopris, Colorado. Frank served in Civilian Conservation Corp. (CCC) prior to joining the Army. He served in the United Sates Army during WWII and saw duty in Tinian and Saipan. Frank received an Honorable Discharge from the Army. In 1969, Frank and Flora moved to Colorado Springs where he worked for Home Furniture Co. for nine years. After leaving Home Furniture, he worked at Schlhage Lock Co. In 1978, they returned to Trinidad where he worked for Broccato Cleaners as a delivery man, He the worked as a driver for Mullare Funeral Home. He developed a friendship with many people in the Sopris, Trinidad and Las Animas County area. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Romano and Luigia; father and mother-in-law, Canuto and Catarina Martinez; brothers, John, Fred and Mario; sisters, Josephine, Edith, Frances and Ester; his first wife, Lucille, and numerous brothers and sisters in law. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Flora Bergamo; two sons, Frank (Kate) Bergamo, Colo. Springs; Michael (Shiela) Bergamo, Canon City; four daughters, Kathy (Gary) Strong, Colo. Springs; Cindy (Adolph) Gomez, Trinidad; Donna (Gene) Gillespie, Denver; Debbie (Rick) Moreno, Pueblo; 11 grandchildren, Kimberly, Nicole, Vince, Mario, Desi, Matthew, Evan, Brandon, Dylan, Christopher, Kaitlyn two great grandchildren, Hayden and Gillian; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Floyd (Jane) Martinez, Robert (Gloria) Martinez, Denver, J.D. Martinez, Garden City, Kansas, Mary (Danny) Segura, Jim Santistevan, and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, February 15, 2010 at the Comi Funeral Home. Rosary will be recited at 9:15 a.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel followed by the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by Ft. Carson Honor guard. Honorary pallbearers are grandchildren, Matthew Gomez, Evan Gomez, Vince Bergamo, Mario Bergamo, Bran-don Bergamo, Dylan Howard, Desi Bergamo, Nicole Bergamo and Kimberly Russell. Active pallbearers are Michael Bergamo, Frank Bergamo, Adolph Gomez, Floyd Martinez, Sr., Floyd Martinez, Jr. and Bert Portillos. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bergamo, Frank
Frank Bergamo - Dignity Memorial - September 7, 2010 - Frank Louis Bergamo, 83, passed away Sept. 4, 2010 in Pueblo. He was born to John and Mary Bergamo on March 15, 1927 in Barela, CO. Frank was raised in the Aguilar area and graduated from Aguilar High School in 1944. He married Marian Rose Valentine Nov. 1, 1953. Frank and Marian owned and operated the Texas Court and Sunset Motels and the Minnequa Inn. Frank retired from the business in 1991. Frank enjoyed working in his yard, fishing, traveling, playing games and cards, but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family. Frank is preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Marian, his parents, one brother, and four sisters. Frank is survived by his children, John and Joe Bergamo of Pueblo, Frank (Paulette) Bergamo of Grand Junction, Kathy (Robert) Greenwood of Fort Collins, grandchildren, Matthew Herrera of Albuquerque, Mindi Martinez of Pueblo and three great-grandchildren. Visitation 3 – 7 pm Thursday at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass 10am Friday, St. Francis Xavier Church, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. A reception after the interment will be at St. Francis Church Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a Veteran's Service Organization of your choice through the funeral home. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Bergamo, Jetta
Jetta Bergamo - Chronicle News - December 28, 2004 - Jetta Bergamo, 89, of Trinidad, Colorado died Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, CO. She was born in Cokedale, CO on May 2, 1915. She was a lifetime resident of Trinidad. Her younger years were spent volunteering for numerous civic organizations. She was a member of Eastern Star and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. She was a longtime member of the First Christian Church of Trinidad. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Bergamo. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Donna (Bergamo) and Gene Gillespie; one grandson, Christopher Gillispie; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Frank and Flora Bergamo; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. The family of Jetta Bergamo has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Bergamo, Michael Randall
Michael Randall Bergamo - Chronicle News - April 2, 2013 - Michael Randall Bergamo (affectionately known by his loved ones as Randy), 48, passed away unexpectedly on March 21, 2013. He was born June 23, 1964 in Trinidad, Colo. to Frank and Flora Bergamo. Michael enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corp November 24, 1982. He proudly served his country for 4 years (1982-1986), and was honorably discharged as a Lance Corporal. He worked with the State of Colorado Department of Corrections for sixteen years. Michael was a loving, caring, and wonderful son, brother, and father. He was compassionate, and had a great sense of humor. He was strong willed but yet sensitive, and had a Heart of Gold. Michael was an avid Raider and Yankees fan. He loved sports, fishing, and camping. Michael will be forever loved and missed deeply. Mr. Bergamo is survived by his children, Vincent, Mario, Desiree, and Brandon; four grandchildren; his mother, Flora Bergamo; sister, Cindy (Adolph Gomez); brother, Floyd (Valerie) Martinez; fiancé, Darcy Beito and her children, Taylor Fisher and Andy Tyler; step-brother, Frank (Katie) Bergamo; step-sister, Kathy (Gary) Strong; nephews, Matt and Evan Gomez; and numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father; and grandparents, Canuto and Catarina Martinez. Recitation of the Rosary and Memorial Service with Military Honors will be held at a later date. Arrangements handled through Holt Family Funeral Home.

Bergamo, Silvis
Silvis Bergamo – Walsenburg World – October 19, 1911 – Died at Pryor, Colorado, October 13, 1911, Silvis Bergamo, age 27 years, 5 months and 20 days.

Bergant, Angelina Rose
Angelina Rose Martorano Bergant - Chronicle News - November 9, 2010 - Angelina Rose Martorano Bergant was united with the Lord at 3:56 a.m. on November 7, 2010 at the Friendship House in Canon City, Colorado. She was born June 5, 1922 in Sopris, Colorado to Giuseppa (Mazzarise) and Bernardo Martorano. Angelina was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 60 years, John Bergant; her oldest son, John Luke Bergant; brothers, Mike (Rosie) Martorano, Joe Martorano, Salvatore (Ruth) Martorano; and sisters, Annie (Albert) Macchietto, Carmella (John) Zgut (J.J.) Stimack, Mary (George) Zanotelli, and Antoinette Thomas. Angelina is survived by her son, Frank (Janelle) Bergant; daughter-in-law, Alyce Bergant; brother, Charles (Mary Rose) Martorano; sister-in-law, Rose Marie Martorano; brother-in-law, Weston Thomas; grandchildren, Brandi Bergant, Richie Bergant, John Kendrick Bergant, Steven Bergant, Maggie Bergant, and Jordanna Bergant; eight great-grandchildren, and many special nieces and nephews. Angelina married John Bergant on November 1st, 1947, at Holy Trinity Church in Trinidad, Colorado. After their marriage, Angelina became a homemaker, and she and John took up residence in Segundo, Colorado until their final move in 2006 to Canon City, Colorado. After raising her two ornery sons, she became a member of the United States Postal Service and worked part-time at the Segundo post office until it was decommissioned. In Segundo, she was a life long member of St. Ignatius church and volunteered her time in the Community Center. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Thursday, November 11, 2010 with recitation of the Most Holy Rosary at 12:15 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel, followed by the Funeral Mass at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church with Fr. Richard Becker as celebrant. Entombment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bergant, John
John Bergant - Chronicle News - November 16, 2007 - On Tuesday, November 13, 2007, John Bergant peaceably passed away in Canon City, Colorado. John was preceded in death by his parents, Luka Bergant and Frances (Jerse) Bergant, brother, Frank Bergant, sisters, Mary Guarienti and Frances Givens, and son, John Luke Bergant. He is survived by his wife, Angelina Bergant, with whom he recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on November 1st. He is also survived by son Frank Bergant, daughters in-law Janelle Bergant and Alyce Bergant, grandchildren Brandi (Brian) Baunefner, Richie Bergant, John Kendrick Bergant, Steven Bergant, Maggie Bergant, and Jordanna Bergant, five great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was a scholarship recipient from Old Primero High School's graduating class of 31 students in 1937. Because of a mining accident, costing his father, Luka, his legs, he was forced to enter the mining profession instead of attending college. In May of 1937, he earned his 1st paycheck of $11.54 from the Colorado Fuel and Iron Corporation's Frederick mine in Segundo, Co. John worked in the Frederick and Allen Mines for a total of 45 years until his retirement in 1982. During his mining career, he passed the State of Colorado Department of Coal Mining Examine of which he was promoted to Fire Boss in 1953, and again passed the State Board to be promoted to Mine Foreman in 1954. In December of 1975, he became certified by the United States Department of the Interior Mining Enforcement and Safety Administration in Flame Lamp Safety and Coal Mine Ventilation. For 22 years, he was an active member of the UMWA local #9856, and proudly wore his UMWA hats and jackets. John was also a member of the Croation Fraternal Union of America Saint Joseph's Lodge 284, and received a pin for having over 50 years of membership. He served his country during World War II in the United States Navy and received his Honorable Discharge in April of 1946. He was a lifelong member of St. Ignatius Church in Segundo, Colorado. For many years, you could find him at the church serving as a lector, as an usher, and in the offertory procession. John's hobbies included fishing, gardening, and sporting events. John was as avid trout fisherman of the lakes and streams in the Trinidad area. This passion was passed on to his son and grandson, Steven. There wasn't anything that he couldn't grow in his garden. He would harvest and hang baskets of vegetables on the fence for anyone in the neighborhood to take. Tomatoes and chilies were his favorite. Sports were an important piece of his life. During the summer months, he loved watching the Rockies and Yankees. In the fall, he watched the Broncos and his beloved Notre Dame, and in the winter, the Nuggets. While visiting his son, John, one sports highlight was attending a Cubs spring training game in Mesa, Arizona. He will be missed by family and friends. Visitation will be Sunday at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel from 3:00 PM-6:00 PM Funeral will be Monday, November 19, 2007 with rosary at 9:15 AM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:00AM at Holy Trinity Church. Entombment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by the US Naval Honor Guard. Active pallbearers are Billy Guarienti, Donald Guarienti, Ronald Guarienti, Kenny Givens, Roger Brunelli and Jim Cain. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers and donations be made to the Fremont Regional Hospice, PO Box 246, Canon City, Co., 81215.Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Berge, Lyle Erwin
Lyle Erwin Berge - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2016 - Lyle Erwin Berge, 1934- 2016, 81, of Thornton, who lived in Pueblo from the mid-1970s to early 1990s, died suddenly on March 3, 2016. He was born April 17, 1934, in Garretson, S.D., to Martin Oliver and Etta Hokenstad Berge. He is survived by son, Jordan, and daughter-in-law, Christine; son, Torin, and daughter-in-law, Alyssa; sister, Lucille Berge Gabriel; aunt, Agnes Berge; and grandchildren, Justin, Tina, Taylor Jon “TJ”, Nicole and Will. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either Advent Lutheran Church, Attn.: In memory of Lyle Berge; or to Sons of Norway, Attn: Foundation in memory of Lyle Berge. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 18 at Advent Lutheran Church, 7979 Meade St., Westminster, CO 80030.

Berger, Bette June
Bette June (Sasser) Berger - Chronicle News - April 28, 2003 - Bette June (Sasser) Berger, age 76, passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital on April 23, 2003. She was born in Trinidad on June 30, 1926 to Emery Lee Sasser, Sr. and Thelma Ann (Hawkins) Sasser, who were homesteaded in northern New Mexico before moving to California. Bette graduated from high school in Tracy, California and began her working career as an executive secretary/bookkeeper. She met William "Bill" Berger, also born and raised in Trinidad, in California where they were united in marriage on March 7, 1953. Bette and Bill returned to Trinidad in 1972, where she continued her career working for area businesses and later owned and operated the Spinning Wheel. Bette was a member of the Las Animas County Cowbelles, Colorado Cattle Women, the Eastern Star and the Trinidad Elkettes. Bette is survived by her brothers, Emery Lee (Carole Helene) Sasser, Jr. and Kenneth Larry Sasser, nephews Galen, Michael, George, Steven, Ronald, and Timothy Sasser, niece Loreeze Ann Sasser, nephew James (Sandra) Berger and numerous relatives and friends. Her parents, Emery and Thelma, and husband, Bill, preceded her in death. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, April 30 at 1:00 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dave Cook officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Stonewall Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the Stonewall Community Church c/o Dick Owens, 5081 Hwy. 12, Weston, CO 81091 or the Jim Cummings Scholarship Fund c/o Vonnie Cummings, 10537 CR 107.7, Trinchera, CO 81081. Arrangements for Bette are under the direction of the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Bergevin, Leona Francis
Leona Francis Bergevin - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 2016 - Leona Francis Bergevin, 92, died peacefully on Dec. 29, 2015, at the loving home of her granddaughter, Erin, and grandson-in-law, Mark in Long Beach, Calif. Leona was born Oct. 18, 1923, in Aneta, N.D., the daughter of George and Gertrude Kueber. In 1949, Leona married Edward Bergevin. They moved to Pueblo, Colo., where she finished her teaching degree at Western State College and taught until her retirement in 1990. Leona and Ed raised three daughters. After they divorced, Leona met Bill Holden and traveled in their 5th wheel throughout the U.S. During this time, she discovered her love for bridge and square dancing, sewed all her own outfits and made many close friends. Later in life, she overcame her fear of water and learned how to swim. Leona was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Alice and Lucille. She is survived by her sisters, Florence and Helen; brother, Jack; children, Kathleen (John), Karen (Bill) and Mary. Also surviving are grandchildren, Brie, Kate, Ian, Erin, Amber, Alex, Ryan, Ashley and Mariah; and great-grandchildren, Hayden, Harper, Holland, Charlie, Mason, Bauer, Kieran, Breccan, Josten and Kayden. A celebration of life will be held this summer in Aneta, N.D. Please forgo flowers and donate to your favorite charity in her name.

Bergles, John J.
John J. Bergles - Pueblo Chieftain - December 7, 2016 - John J. Bergles, 94, passed away Dec. 3, 2016. He was born Aug. 28, 1922, in Pueblo, to Joseph and Josephine Bergles. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Marjorie (Perko) Bergles; children, Dr. James (Leann) Bergles, Margie (Nick) Giordano, Oro Valley, Ariz., Tina (Joe) Vigil; grandchildren, Dominick Giordano, Nicole (Ty) Snow, Bryanne Samuels (Danny Knecht), Ashlee (Mark) Roush, Brandon Vigil, Sarah Vigil; great-grandchildren, Joycelyn Doble-Giordano, Prestyn Snow. Predeceased in death by siblings, Josephine Toth, Louis and Joseph Bergles. John attended Pueblo Central High School. He loved his country and proudly served in the U.S. Navy. He was a veteran of WWII stationed in the South Pacific. An avid sports fan with an undeniable affection for Notre Dame football and the Denver Broncos. He enjoyed playing golf in retirement with his son in the CF&I Golf League and St. Joe’s golf tournaments. He cherished his many fishing trips he shared with his lovely bride. John was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He supported his grandchildren as their biggest fan at sporting events and activities. He was a life member of Preseren Glee Club, member of KSKJ American Slovenian Catholic Union and Eagle Aerie 145. Special heartfelt thanks Dr. James Stjernholm, the staff at Life Care and the Chateau at Sharmar. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Preseren Glee Club. Rosary, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, at St. Mary Church. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, at St. Mary Church. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Bergles, Marjorie E.
Marjorie E. Bergles - Pueblo Chieftain - April 2, 2017 - Marjorie E. Bergles, 91, passed away March 30, 2017. She was born March 15, 1926, in Pueblo, to Louis and Christine Perko. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, John Bergles. She is survived by her children, Dr. James (Leann) Bergles, Margie (Nick) Giordano, Oro Valley Ariz., Tina (Joe) Vigil; grandchildren, Dominick Giordano, Nicole (Ty) Snow, Bryanne Samuels (Danny Knecht), Ashlee (Mark) Roush, Brandon Vigil, Sarah Vigil; great-grandchildren, Joycelyn Doble-Giordano and Prestyn Snow. Marjorie attended Pueblo Central High School. She was an avid sports fan with an undeniable affection for Notre Dame football and the Denver Broncos. She enjoyed trips to Cripple Creek and cherished the many fishing trips she shared with her husband, "Johnny." She retired from School District 60 after 20 years; she then worked part-time for her son, Dr. James Bergles. Marjorie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She supported her grandchildren as their biggest fan at sporting events and activities. She was a member of Preseren Glee Club Choir and a member of KSKJ American Slovenian Catholic Union. A special heartfelt thanks to Dr. James Stjernholm, the staff at Life Care Center and the Chateau at Sharmar. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Preseren Glee Club. A visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, April 3, at George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4 at St. Mary Church, with burial to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. A reception will follow burial at St. Mary's.

Bergman, Anna D.
Anna D. (Massari) Bergman - Chronicle News - January 5, 2004 - Anna D. (Massari) Bergman, former area resident, passed away in Denver, Colorado on December 31, 2003. She was 84. She was born in Sopris, Colorado on July 12, 1919. On September 29, 1951, Anna was united in marriage to Joseph Norman Bergman in Trinidad, Colorado. She was a stenographer for the Department of Welfare in Trinidad. Preceding her in death are brothers Alex Massari, Philip Massari and Vincent Massari. Survivors are husband Joseph N. Bergman, Denver, CO; sons Norman (Marie Teresa) Bergman, Los Angeles, CA, Michael Bergman, Denver; grandson, Kevin Bergman, Los Angeles; granddaughter Jillian Bergman, Los Angeles. Funeral services were held on January 3, 2004 at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Denver. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home. Graveside services with interment will be Wednesday, January 7, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with Fr. Bob Hagan officiating. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bergman, Margaret Elizabeth
Margaret Elizabeth Bergman - Pueblo Chieftain - November 7, 2016 - Margaret Elizabeth Bergman, 98, passed away Oct. 24, 2016. Survived by her children, Sherla (Raphael), Dexter (Jan), Dennis (Margaret) and Debra (David); 10 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tom Bergman; and four legged companion, Sparky. Marge was born to Howard and Edna Cavanagh on April 24, 1918, in McBain, Mich. Some of her favorite pastimes were writing witty, humorous poetry, sewing quilts, baking pies, donuts and sopapillas, and listening to her children sing and make music with their instruments. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Bergstrom, Delton John Jr.
Delton John Bergstrom Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2017 - Delton John Bergstrom Jr., 71, passed away May 17, 2017. He was born Oct. 17, 1945, to the union of Delton and Eleanor Downing Bergstrom Sr. He is survived by a host of relatives and friends. At his request cremation with no formal services.

Bering, David
David Bering - Chronicle News - October 5, 2004 - High speed chase ends in death - At 5:20 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, Troop 2D of the Colorado State Patrol received a call from the Pueblo Communications Center notifying them of a report originating out of Fremont County. The alert involved David Bering, 18, of Beulah, Colo. who had allegedly taken a vehicle, reported to be a 2003 Audi, at gunpoint from the Faricy Boys car dealership in Canon City. Around 6 p.m., Trooper Kevin Betts observed a vehicle southbound on I-25, matching the description of the stolen vehicle, passing him at a high speed near mile marker 64 on I-25 north of Walsenburg. It was reported that Bering reached a speed of over 120 mph during the chase. Shortly after, two more troopers assisted with the chase, and at mile marker 37, three miles north of Aguilar, stop sticks were deployed to puncture the tires of the vehicle. Bering drove for another three miles before stopping on the frontage road west of I-25. Once stopped, troopers ordered Bering to get out of the car, but did not get a response. After getting no response from Bering, troopers approached the car and realized that Bering was dead. Colorado State Troopers Betts, Kennerson, Wilkins, Gumke and Corporal Navarette were present at the stop. Las Animas County Sheriff’s Office road deputies were present to help with perimeter security. Upon investigation, it is believed that Bering died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has taken over the investigation and has not released any more information regarding the make and model of the gun used or Bering’s motive for taking his own life. It was reported that the CSP did have information from Fremont County that Bering was reportedly suicidal, but did not have any background information. The Las Animas County Coroner took possession of the body and an autopsy is expected from El Paso County. The incident is still under investigation.

Berling, Gayle
Gayle Berling - Chronicle News - August 10, 2004 - Memorial services for Gayle Berling will be held Wednesday, August 11, 2004 at 3 p.m. in the Messinger Mortuary and Chapel, located at 7601 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale, AZ. Among Gayle’s survivors is her sister Carol Swigart of Trinidad. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center via: Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation, 10001 N. 92 St., Suite 121 Scottsdale, AZ 85285.

Bermudez, Otto Solis
Otto Solis Bermudez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2015 - Otto Solis Bermudez, 62. Born March 16, 1953 passed away Oct. 22, 2015, in Cancun, Mexico. Arrangements pending. Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 2015 - Otto Solis Bermudez, funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Praise Assembly of God. Complete notice later. Pueblo Chieftain - November 2, 2015 - Otto Solis Bermudez. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Ave. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Military Honors by Fort Carson Honor Guard. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions to Angelus Chapel in Otto’s honor. Pueblo Chieftain - November 3, 2015 - Otto Solis Bermudez. Please note service time change: 11 a.m. today at Praise Assembly. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Bernache, Virginia
Virginia Bernache - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 2015 - Virginia Bernache, 73, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 13, 2015. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel.

Bernal, Mary
Mary Bernal - Times Call - June 6, 2015 - Mary Charlene Bernal passed away June 4, 2015 at Longmont United Hospital. She was 69 years old. Mary was born on February 25, 1946 to Dan and Antonia (Torres) Romero in Trinidad, Colorado. She was lovingly raised by her mom and step-dad Jack Gauna. She married Franklin Bernal in Westminster, CO in 1972. They lived in Longmont, CO until 1990 when they moved to Thornton, CO and then together they moved back to Longmont in 2000. Mary worked as a waitress at the Downtown Diner and 4-B's restaurant. She was of the Catholic faith. Mary was a loving mother and worked hard raising her children. She was passionate about her gardens and loved tending her flowers. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Franklin. She is survived by her children Robert E. Bernal, Joseph R. Bernal, Zachary S. Bernal, Kim C. Vasquez, and Denise Bernal; her grandchildren Chrystal Vasquez, Ryan Vasquez, Shawn Vasquez, Matthew Weiss, and Seth Weiss; and five brothers and sisters Frances Romero Gallegos, Max Crespin, Mary "Leela" Orozco, Ron "Isidoro" Gauna and Orlando Romero. A visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM Saturday June 6, 2015 at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel with Rosary prayers following at 7:00 PM. Cremation will follow the Rosary at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday June 7, 2015 at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel.

Bernard, Lois
Lois Bernard - Pueblo Chieftain – August 24, 2014 - Lois Enola Bernard, 76, of Pueblo, Colo., born Dec. 17, 1937, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Aug. 18, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Debbie; brother, Syl; and sister, Charlene. Lois is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Joe; son, Larry (Sharon); grandchildren, Sherri (Johnny), Shelly (Curtis), Shannon (Chad), Heather (Luke); step-grandchildren, Bridget and Dean; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Ruby (Bill); numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Lois was a waitress at China Lantern for many years and also helped run the family business, Cut Rate Sewer and Drain. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel.

Bernardo, Phyllis A.
Phyllis A. Bernardo - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 2015 - Phyllis A. Bernardo, 66, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 23, 2015. Phyllis A. Bernardo She is survived by her husband, Pedro; children, Gary (Melissa), Michael (Doreen), Lucille (Charles), Guillermo, and Adrian (Shanyka); numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Rosalie and Cindy; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing prior to services. Rosary, 6 p.m. Thursday, Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, both services Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Bernhardt, Rienhardt Ralph
Rienhardt Ralph Bernhardt - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2017 - Rienhardt Ralph Bernhardt, 89, passed away Jan. 19, 2017. Survived by wife of 69 years, Ileen Bernhardt; children, Gregory (Susan Praeger) Bernhardt, Deborah Bernhardt, Valerie (Jeff Koiter) Bernhardt and Rebecca (Frank) Milinazzo; grandchildren, Sarah Bernhardt, Amanda Felthager, Ginny Bayes, Christopher Bernhardt, Wylie Bayes, James Wiseman, Rachel Mathews and Stephanie Milinazzo; great-grandchildren, Jacob Atencio, D’Angelo Bayes-Perez, Henry Wiseman and Hugh Wiseman; and 21 nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by two sisters; seven brothers; grandson, Andrew Milinazzo. Ralph was born to Heinrich and Anna M. Bernhardt on Jan. 29, 1927, in Brush, Colo., and was career military, having served in the Navy and retiring master sergeant from the Air Force after 24 years of service. He worked at Rocky Flats, enjoyed the Boy Scouts, playing the trumpet, hunting, fishing, hiking, skiing, dancing, loved airplanes, aviation, climbing Colorado fourteeners, traveling to Volksmarches in all 50 states and visiting 41 countries with his loving wife, Ileen. Ralph was a member of Colorado Mountain Club, Arvada Cultural Center docents, Spirit of Christ Parish in Arvada, Our Lady of the Meadows in Pueblo and docent of Wings over the Rockies Air and Space Museum. Rosary, 9:30 a.m., followed by the Mass at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at Our Lady of the Meadows, 23 Starling. Military honors and interment, 2 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Catholic Charities, 614 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003.

Berry, Amalia
Amalia Berry – Wet Mountain Tribune - March 29, 1968 – Mrs. Amalia Berry Funeral Rites Held – Mrs. Amalia J. Berry of Hillisde, lifetime resident and descendant of a pioneer family of Custer County, died about 8:05 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, in a Canon City nursing home. She had been in failing health for four to five years, becoming serious the past three days, succumbing to bronco pneumonia. She was 85. Born June 4, 1882 in Custer county, daughter of Peter Koch and Lena Knuth Koch, she had lived in Canon City since January this year. She was a resident of the Hillside section all her life except for two years from 1912 to 1914 when she and her husband lived in England and Canada. Her grandparents were among the first settlers in Custer county. Mrs. Berry favored the Protestant faith. On Feb 25, 1903 in Westcliffe, she was married to William Berry. He preceded her in death on March 13, 1956. Survivors include sons, George H. Berry of Canon City [deceased Mar 26, 1977], Charles D. Berry [deceased Oct 4, 1970] and James P. Berry [deceased Sept 25, 1991], both of Hillside; 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Brothers William Koch of Westcliffe [deceased Jun 17, 1982] and Helmuth of Canon City [deceased Aug 10, 1982]; sisters, Mrs. Lena Evans of Pueblo [death date unknown], Mrs. Annie Caughman [deceased Dec 4, 1992] and Mrs. Hattie Bowman [deceased Feb 6, 1979], both of Canon City, also survive. She was preceded in death by a son, Nelson J. Berry on Oct 16, 1967; a brother, Fred Koch, a year ago [July 24, 1966]; and a sister, Lucy Shea of Canada [death date unknown]. Funeral services were in charge of August Menzel with cooperation of Holt-Wilson at the Holt-Wilson chapel in Canon City on Friday afternoon, March 22, with Father Edward Rouffy of St. Luke’s Episcopal church, Westcliffe, officiating. Burial was in Lakeside cemetery at Canon City.

Berry, Callie
Callie Berry – Walsenburg World – August 17, 1916 – Girl, 19, Shot by Trinidad Miner – Trinidad – Callie Berry, 19, is near death at the hospital here as a result of a bullet wound through her breast inflicted by Jesus Barragas, 23, a Mexican coal miner. The shooting took place at a boarding house at Aguilar, where the young woman was employed as a waitress. Refusal of the girl to agree to run away with the Mexican is stated to be the cause of the shooting. Barragas made his escape.

Berry, Charlotte Marie
Charlotte Marie Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - March 3, 2016 - Charlotte Marie Berry, 69, passed away on Feb. 28, 2016, in Pueblo, Colo., with her family at her bedside. She was born on Feb. 13, 1947, in Perham, Maine, to Nellie and Gerald Huston. She was youngest of 12 children. Charlotte is survived by her three children, Donald (Lalaine) Berry, Melissa (Jim) Hart and Lisa (Jami) Norby; three brothers, Gerald (Barbara) Huston, Quentin (Akram) Huston, Wyman (Marilyn) Huston; three sisters, Hester (Sig) Haus, Menelva (Gary) Crawford, Louella Harlow; five grandsons, Derek, Ben, Brian, Brett, Brandon; four granddaughters, Ashley, Brittney, Kristen, Sierrah; and great-granddaughter, Khloe. Preceding her in death were her parents, one brother and four sisters. Charlotte lived her life for her children and grandchildren, always thinking of and helping others. She told her granddaughter, Sierrah, “You can find me in the sunrises.” As strong as Charlotte was, she waited for sunrise to meet the Lord. There will be no memorial services held.

Berry, Donna Jean
Donna Jean Berry - Chronicle News - December 28, 2007 - Donna Jean Berry passed away Dec 25, 2007 in Colorado Springs. Donna was born April 16, 1927 in Florence, Colorado to Woodie Matthews and Etta Lee Daley Matthews. She was a 1945 Graduate of Trinidad High School and graduated from Chillicothe Business College in Missouri in 1946. Following her graduation, Mrs. Berry was employed as a bookkeeper for several companies in Trinidad until her retirement. She was an accomplished artist specializing in landscape paintings, she loved cooking and working in the garden. Donna was preceded in death by her husband H.W. “Sonny” Berry III in 2006. Her survivors include her children Linda Harmony of Loveland, Stanley Berry of Trinidad, Glenn Berry of Frederick, Carolyn Barron of Bridge City, TX, Jim Berry of Colorado Springs, 11 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, her brother Richard H. Matthews, of TX, and sister Phalba L. Stasierowski, of NC. Visitation for Mrs. Berry will be held on Monday 9am until 11 am at Fisher’s Peak Community Church in Trinidad. Funeral Service will be held at 11 am on Monday, Dec 31, 2007 in the Fisher Peak Community Church, 10377 Santa Fe Trail with Pastor Bob Swift officiating. Interment will follow in the Masonic Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the church fellowship hall following the interment. The Berry family may be contacted at 5072 Pole-plant Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80918.

Berry, Edward
Edward Berry – Walsenburg World – October 15, 1908 – Died on Thursday, October 8, 1908, Mr. Edward Berry, of paralysis. Mr. Berry was formerly one of LaVeta’s oldest settlers. He lived here some 25 or 30 years ago and was at one time the town marshal. He married Miss Minnie Barnes, a granddaughter of Col. Boone, and has one daughter still living near Aztec, New Mexico. Two brothers, John and Mich, also survive him but their whereabouts seems to be unknown. Mr. Berry returned to LaVeta this summer and was taken sick some weeks ago. He subsequently became paralyzed and hardly conscious of his surroundings. He was a member in good standing of the I.O.O.F. and the order has been providing the necessary nurses during his illness. No communication has been received from any relative and he was buried under the auspices of the order of LaVeta Sunday afternoon, October 11, 1908.

Berry, Hattie
Hattie Berry – Wilson Mortuary – March 17, 1992 – Hattie M. Berry of Canon City died at Canon Lodge March 15, 1992, at the age of 89. She was born Oct. 26, 1902, in Rutland, Ohio, to Harry and Lorinda (Phillips) Nelson. Mrs. Berry came to Canon City in 1929 from Ohio. She raised her family at Hillside and returned to Canon City to make her home in 1957. Her family and grandchildren were very special to her. She attended the First United Methodist Church. She is survived by five children: Russell (Eunice) Berry, Hillside; Mollie Roscoe, Westcliffe; Peggy Jones, Pueblo; John (Leona) Berry, Canon City; Bonnie Coral [Corl], Salida; 18 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. She was the last of her family. Mrs. Berry was preceded in death by a son, Max Berry, two grandchildren, one great grandchild, two sisters and a brother. Services will be held Wednesday, March 18, 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dennis Sillaman. Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery. Those wishing may contribute to St. Thomas More Hospice through Wilson Almont Funeral Home.

Berry, Hobert W. III
Hobert W. “Sonny” Berry III - Chronicle News - January 17, 2006 - Hobert W. “Sonny” Berry III passed away on January 13, 2006 in Colorado Springs. Sonny was born on October 10, 1926 to Hobert Berry, Jr. and Lela Powell Berry in Burlington, Washington and they came to Las Animas County in 1929. He was employed as a conductor on the Burlington Northern Railroad before retiring after 36 years of service. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainman, the United Transportation Union, Veterans of Burlington Northern, was a master painter, master carpenter, bridge builder, and steeplejack. His survivors include his wife of 56 years, Donna Jean, of the family home; children, Linda Harmony of Loveland, Stanley of Trinidad, Glenn of Frederick, Carolyn Barron of Bridge City, TX, and Jim Berry of Colorado Springs; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister Laberta Hamlin of Trinidad; and half-brother Hershel Berry of Denver. Visitation for Mr. Berry will be held on Thursday from 10 am until noon at the First Southern Baptist Church in Trinidad. Funeral Service will be held at 1 pm on Thursday, January 19, 2006 at the First Southern Baptist Church, 10377 Santa Fe Trail with Pastor Dave Cook officiating. Interment will follow at Masonic Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the church fellowship hall following the interment. Arrangements by Davis Mortuary, Pueblo, CO.

Berry, Ivan
Ivan Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 2015 - Ivan Berry, 73, of Fowler, Colo., passed away Oct. 7, 2015, at Genesis Health Care in Pueblo. He is survived by his special friend and companion, Lillian Carnett of Pueblo West; two children, Shirley Allsworth of Pueblo West and Rick Berry of Pueblo; three grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services pending.

Berry, Joseph W.
Joseph W. (Sarge) Berry - Chronicle News - March 5, 2007 - Joseph W. (Sarge) Berry, age 85, former resident of Trinidad, departed this life February 9, 2007 in Mason, West Virginia. He was born and raised along the Ohio River in the small community of Middleport, Ohio. Sarge enlisted in the US Army becoming a life veteran, serving in World War II and the Korean Conflict. Upon retirement from the Army in 1966, he settled in Trinidad. He worked as a postal delivery carrier and laundry deliveryman. He then gained employment with Trinidad School District #1 as the ROTC instructor from which "Sarge" evolved and is most remembered. He is preceded in death by parents Albert and Sadie Berry, son David Berry, brothers Kenneth, Paul and Charles Berry, wife Mary (Artista) Berry, brothers and sisters-in-law, Carl and Clara Naccarato and Albert and Gina Petnicci. Survivors include wife Betty Berry, Mason, WV, sons Charles and Joseph Berry of Ohio, Michael L. Berry, Trinidad Co. and daughter Sharon Berry, Trinidad, Co. Funeral Memorial Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at 10:00AM at Holy Trinity Church. Private inurnment will be at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Berry, L. N.
L. N. Berry – Walsenburg World – July 16, 1908 – Mrs. Frank Payne received word Wednesday that her father, L. N. Berry had died on Tuesday, July 7 in the hospital at Victor, where he had gone for treatment. The news came as a shock to most of the community as few here knew of his sickness. He left here nearly 2 months ago to visit old friends at Victor and attended the soldiers’ reunion at Fort Collins. On his return from Fort Collins to Victor he became sick and went to the hospital for treatment. He failed rapidly, owing to heat affection and the end came soon. He was buried at Victor on Tuesday morning. He leaves two daughters to mourn his loss. Mrs. Payne of this place and a daughter in Durango.

Berry, Leslie Kay
Leslie Kay Berry - Chronicle News - October 27, 2015 - Leslie Kay Berry, age 66, left this earth unexpectedly October 20, 2015. She was born in Trinidad, Colo. on July 5, 1949 to Amelia and Leslie Berry. She was preceded in death by parents, sister Gaylene Miller, and sister Carol Valenti. Leslie was such die hard Bronco fan that she had her apartment in Englewood decorated with her favorite Bronco "Wheaties" posters, pillows, swag lamp and even attended a Bronco practice this summer. She was an avid reader often reading a novel a week and especially enjoyed Stephen King novels. Leslie is survived by twin brother Lorin "Butch" (Michelle) Berry of Lakewood; sisters Antoinette (James) Biundo of Surprise, Ariz.; Mary (Bruce) Jost of Saint Louis, Mo.; Ruth (Huey) Wilson and Susan (Kevin) Gutierrez of Trinidad and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Chronicle News - April 21, 2016 - Leslie Kay Berry, age 66, left this earth unexpectedly October 20, 2015. She was born in Trinidad, CO on July 5, 1949 to Amelia and Leslie Berry. She was preceded in death by parents, sisters Gaylene Miller and Carol Valenti, and sister-in-law Margaret (Baca) Berry. Leslie was such a die hard Bronco fan that she had her apartment in Englewood decorated with her favorite Bronco "Wheaties" posters, pillows, swag lamp and even attended a Bronco practice this summer. She was an avid reader often reading a novel a week and especially enjoyed Stephen King novels. Leslie is survived by twin brother Lorin "Butch" (Michelle) Berry of Lakewood; sisters Antoinette (James) Biundo of Surprise, AZ; Mary (Bruce) Jost of Saint Louis, MO; brother-in-law Domenic Valenti of Mexico; Ruth (Huey) Wilson and Susan (Kevin) Gutierrez of Trinidad and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held Friday, April 22 at 12:00 noon at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. In honor of Leslie, those attending are asked to wear their favorite Bronco gear.

Berry, Maggie
Maggie Berry - Chronicle News - June 29, 2004 - Maggie Berry, age 56 of Wheat Ridge, Colorado, passed away June 23, 2004. Wife of Butch, mother of Shayna and Bryan, Grandmother of Westin and Avery, Sister of Dolores and Ginny. Loved family member. She was the founder and co-owner of Core Matters. Maggie was preceded in death by her mother, Rafelita and her father, Tano. Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, June 30, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Mile Hi Church of Religious Science, 9077 W. Alameda Ave, Denver, CO. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations suggested to Mile Hi Church of Religious Science or Lutheran Hospice.

Berry, Martha
Martha Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - September 9, 2016 - Martha Berry, 75, passed away on Sept. 8, 2016. She was surrounded by her loved ones throughout her courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was a strong woman with a caring heart. Martha was a Pueblo resident for 65 years. She is survived by her daughters, Laura Berry Ridings and Lindy (Joe) Vizyak; sons, Douglas (Marie) Berry and Richard (Danielle) Berry; as well as her brother, Tim Moore. Martha was blessed with eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 41 years, Charles Berry; her brother, Robert Moore; and her parents, Robert and Mary Moore. Martha wished any donation in her memory be made to New Heights Baptist Church in Pueblo.

Berry, Stanley W.
Stanley W. Berry - Chronicle News - November 6, 2013 - Stanley W. Berry passed away Nov 3, 2013 at his home in Trinidad. Stan was born in Trinidad on Jan 1, 1952 to Hobert W. and Donna Jean Berry and spent most of his life there. Stanley was the youngest Eagle Scout in Colorado history, having earned the honor at age 14. He was a veteran of the US Navy having served during Vietnam. Stanley was employed for nearly 40 years at the BNSF Railroad before retiring in Dec of 2011. He enjoyed cooking, hunting, fishing and almost anything automotive: motorcycles, cars, trucks. He was preceded in death his parents. His survivors include his wife Debbie, sons Scott (Kim) and Christopher (Julie); his siblings, Linda Berry - Harmony, Glenn (Kema) Berry, Carolyn Whittaker and Jim Berry, 3 grandchildren, Kaylee, Alex and Jillian and as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Cremation has taken place with private family services to be held. In memory of Stanley contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. The family may be contacted at Jim Berry, 702 Manitou Blvd, Colo. Springs, Colo. 80904.

Berry, William Frank
William Frank Berry – Canon City Daily Record – June 11, 1965 – Hillside Child Killed In Fall Off Truck Bed – William Frank Berry, 8, of Hillside, was killed Thursday when he was thrown from the bed of a pickup truck and fell to the pavement on the Brush Creek Road in Custer County. The State Patrol said young Berry was riding in a truck driven by his brother, Fred Albert Berry, 26, when the accident occurred. Death was attributed to multiple skull fractures. The injured boy was rushed to a doctor in Westcliffe and was being moved to a Pueblo hospital when death occurred. The boy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson J. Berry and has seven brothers and four sisters. Two grandmothers, Mrs. Amelia Berry, Hillside, and Mrs. Anna Erps, Canon City, survive. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Menzel Funeral Home, Westcliffe.

Bersano, Richard A.
Richard (Dick) A. Bersano - Chronicle News - October 21, 2003 - Richard (Dick) A. Bersano passed away October 15, 2003 of a heart attack at his residence in Las Vegas NV. He was 67. He was born in Trinidad Colorado, the son of Martin and Hildegard Bersano. He served in the USMC. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Bersano of Las Vegas NV; sons Anthony Bersano of Las Vegas NV, and Ron Heimbecher of Thornton, CO; daughters Marti Bersano of Las Vegas NV, and Carolee Hutchins of Bozeman, MT. Richard will be cremated and returned to nature.

Berta, Joseph
Joseph E. Berta - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2017 - Joseph E. Berta, 93, of Canon City, passed away April 7, 2017. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Thursday, April 13, St. Michael Catholic Church, Canon City.

Bertholf, JoAnn
JoAnn Bertholf - Pueblo Chieftain - January 6, 2017 - JoAnn Bertholf. Dear JoAnn, As I write this last note to you, I want both of us to be thankful for all the friends we have who have made our lives so wonderful. You were born in Pueblo, Colo., on March 19, 1933, to parents, Grady and Margaret (Hawkins) Judy. They have preceded your death. Our daughter, June (James Wilson, dec.) Bertholf-Wilson of Albuquerque, N.M., and grandchildren, Jonathan (Sammi Portillo) Ortiz and Jenna (Michael) McNeil, both of Denver, Colo., will miss you as a friend, mentor and loving grandmother. Daughter, Dr. Judy Bertholf, preceded you in death. For many years, you have had the opportunity to work and share in the Pueblo community. Your love of animals was super for all. Travel was special for us, as we enjoyed new friends and history of so many places and cultures. I (we) will miss having you with us but now you can rest in peace. Love forever, John. P.S. Thanks for being such an inspiration for me and Jonathan and Jenna. You showed us how to live a full life. We could not have had a better role model. Love always, June. Family will hold a celebration of life at a later date. Pueblo Chieftain - February 2, 2017 - JoAnn Bertholf. Celebration of Life, 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at La Tronica’s Restaurant, 1143 E. Abriendo Ave.

Bertholf, William
William “Rick” Bertholf - Pueblo Chieftain - July 2, 2014 - William “Rick” Bertholf, 54, of Pueblo. Funeral service, 11 a.m. today, Romero Chapel; viewing prior to service. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Bertolero, Antonio
Antonio Bertolero – Walsenburg World – February 10, 1916 – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, on Sunday, February 6, 1916, Mr. Antonio Bertolero, age 58 years and six months. Mr. Bertolero has been a resident of Huerfano County for about 30 years. He came here from Italy and went to work in the mines. Receiving a wound in his leg in an accident in the mines he quit mining and entered the saloon business which he conducted in Walsenburg until five or six years ago when he retired. High mass was held at the Catholic Church at 9 o’clock this morning, funeral services having been held from the same place Wednesday afternoon.

Bertolino, Teresa A.
Teresa A. Bertolino - Chronicle News - August 22, 2007 - Teresa A. Bertolino was born on August 9, 1907 in Hasting, Colorado. Teresa passed away August 18, 2007 at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, Colorado after a brief illness. Teresa was a resident of Aguilar from 1910 until 1997, when she became a resident of the Trinidad State Nursing Home. She attended Aguilar Elementary and graduated from Aguilar High School in 1926. During high school she played basketball and baseball, which were her favorite sports. After graduation she accepted a Christmas job at the Aguilar Post Office, which later became a full time position. Teresa retired from the federal government in 1977 after 49 years of service, serving under four postmasters. After her retirement she managed the Sunset Bar for over ten years. Teresa was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Aguilar and served her parish with an untiring joy. She walked a mile to mass every day and was a very active member of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, Catholic Daughters, Third Order of St. Frances, Guadalupe Society, Church choir, cantor, lay minister, parish council, cleaning group, helped in the parish office, and cooked for the priests on Sun-day with her very special friend Esther Velasquez. Teresa was also very active in her community as a member of the Aguilar Booster Club, Iota Phi Sigma Sorority, Gulnare Spanish Peak Volunteer Dept. of Fire Maids, Secretary of the Parish Credit Union and President of the Colorado Credit Union Chapter. While at the nursing home in Trinidad she continued to serve her community by serving as the Resident President and was elected Valentine's Day Attendant. Teresa was preceded in death by her father Batista Bertolino (103) and mother Clara Cha; brother and sister-in-law Robert (Mary) Bertolino; and brother Chelso Bertolino. Survivors are nephew Robert (Charlene) Bertolino; Trinidad, Colorado, and niece Toryann Bertolino; Trinidad, Colorado. Also her very special friend of fifty-seven years, Esther (Ed) Velasquez and family; Aguilar, Colorado, and numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation will be on Thursday, August 23, 2007 from 2:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Chapel Trinidad, Colorado. Rosary will be recited on Thursday, August 23, 2007 at 7:00 P.M. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Immediately following the rosary, friends are invited to gather with the family. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, August 24, 2007 at 1:00 P.M. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Aguilar. Internment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery in Trinidad, Colorado. Active pallbearers are Frank Coppa, Lou DiPaolo, William Ricattone, Justin Garrison, Gary Garlutzo, and Frank Menegatti. Honorary pallbearers are all her many friends. Memorial contributions in memory of Teresa may be made to St. Anthony's Parish in Aguilar. Arrangements made under the direction of Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Berton, Eric
Eric Berton – Walsenburg World – July 3, 1919 – Eric Berton, 25 years old, the man who accidentally shot himself May 13 while cleaning a revolver, died today at St. Mary’s Hospital in Pueblo, where he had been since the accident.

Beruaroix, Lino
Lino Beruaroix – Walsenburg World – September 5, 1912 – Died at Pictou, Colorado, August 25, 1912, Lino Beruaroix, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Beruaroix, age 5 months and 11 days.

Berumen, Dolores Irene
Dolores Irene Berumen - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 2017 - Dolores Irene Berumen was born on April 24, 1956, in Fowler, Colo., to parents, Eliseo and Leonila Berumen. Sadly, she passed away on July 30, 2017, after a long battle with diabetes and heart disease. Her siblings, Elizabeth Harlan, Gerold Berumen, Cynthia Graston, Priscilla Berumen, Debbie Berumen and Phyllis Berumen. She had four children, Mathew Cordova, Thomas Cordova Jamie Spears and David Spears; two grandchildren, Aria Spears and Kaylee Cordova. She was a very hard working and loving mother. She was a very proud grandmother and a Broncos and Rockies fan. Her memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Clarion Hotel, 4001 N. Elizabeth St. in Pueblo.

Berumen, Kathy Jolene
Kathy Jolene Berumen - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 2017 - Kathy Jolene Berumen, 62, of Rye, Colo., passed away peace-fully at home with her family and her dogs by her side on May 19, 2017. Preceded in death by her parents; son, Rick; and stepson, Andy. Survived by her loving husband, Ron Berumen; son, Jeff (Tara) Clawson; step-daughters, Kim (Nate) Wilk, Kari Clawson and Toni (Chuck) Casados; step-grandchildren, Michael and Sarah Wilk, Leah and Ryan (Natasha) Casados, Jacob and Bella Berumen and Loveah Casados; her dogs, Buddy and Lucky; special nephew, Randy (Lisa) Kochis; and numerous family, friends and all of her veterans whom she helped. Kathy was a kind and loving wife and mother and loved to laugh. She loved her mountain home in Rye. A viewing will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Roselawn Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 26, 2017, at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Beshoar, M. (Dr.)
Dr. M. Beshoar – Walsenburg World – September 12, 1907 – Death of Dr. M. Beshoar – Trinidad, Colorado, September 5 – Dr. M. Beshoar, who had resided in Colorado since 1866, and who was one of the three oldest white men to take up their residence in Trinidad, died at 11:15 o’clock tonight, after an illness of only one day. He had been in feeble health for the past month, but was able to be around and did not take to his bed until this forenoon. His death will be a great shock to the entire county as he was easily the best-known citizen and the most popular with the people in all walks of life. His death was sudden and wholly unexpected, as 15 minutes before he died he conversed freely with his wife and was apparently much improved. It was a result of a general breakdown, as he was 74 years of age and had been active all his life. Dr. Beshoar was elected a member of the Arkansas legislature in 1858. He was a graduate of Ann Arbor University, Michigan, some 56 years ago and was the only surviving member of his class, which numbered 52. He enlisted in the Confederate Army as a surgeon and toward the close of the war was captured and swore allegiance to the Union. He later fought Indians on the plains and participated in many an exciting battle. He finally settled in Pueblo where he founded the Pueblo Chieftain. He later came to Trinidad and in 1880 established the Advertiser. He has been Mayor of this city twice and has held many offices of trust. At the time of his death he was President of the School Board and also President of the Early Settlers, who held their annual meeting and picnic here last Saturday when they were addressed by Dr. Beshoar, he seeming to be in good health and spirits. His wealth in coal lands, city property and ready cash is estimated anywhere from a quarter to half a million dollars. About one year ago he retired from active practice as a physician, turning the business over to his son, Dr. Ben Beshoar. He was recognized as one of the foremost physicians of the southwest. He leaves a widow, three sons and two daughters, all residing here except one daughter, who lives in Chicago. The last time Dr. Beshoar was a candidate for any office of importance was two years ago last fall, when he ran against Sen. Casimiro Barela for State Senator. On the face of the returns Dr. Beshoar was elected by over 400 majority. In the early history of this county Dr. Beshoar was about the only physician in this part of the state. There were only a few English-speaking people here at that time, the rest of the population being Mexicans. No matter what time of night or what the condition of the weather, Dr. Beshoar would drive any distance to care for a Mexican patient. In this way he endeared himself to the Mexicans and whenever he desired favors from them they were always willing to grant them. This was shown in the election last fall when Dr. Beshoar carried every Mexican precinct against Barela, a Mexican. Some five years ago Dr. Beshoar was sent by the Mexican government to New York as a delegate to the National Tuberculosis Congress, he being recognized by the Mexican government as the foremost physician in the Southwest. Dr. Beshoar was personally acquainted with all of the scouts of the early days and was full of reminiscences of the stirring events of the early settlement of this country. At one time in the early days when there were only a few white men here, the Mexicans were about to massacre them and they all took refuge in an adobe cabin. Negotiations for a settlement of the trouble were conducted by Dr. Beshoar and Hon. H. L. Taylor, the present mayor of this city. Through their good offices all trouble was averted. Dr. Beshoar was a prominent Mason and was also a member of the local lodge of Elks. The funeral services were held on Tuesday, September 10, under the auspices of the Masonic and Elk fraternities and were the largest in point of attendance ever held in this part of the state. The remains were placed in a mausoleum in the Masonic Cemetery which Dr. Beshoar had built some three years ago at a cost of about $10,000.

Best, William Lee
William Lee “Tim” Best - Chronicle News - October 5, 2004 - William Lee “Tim” Best, beloved son, nephew, brother and friend, passed away on October 1, 2004 at Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad, Colorado. He was 52, just two weeks short of his 53rd birthday. He was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming on October 16, 1951. Tim spent much of his life in Grand Junction and Pueblo before coming to Trinidad in 1982 where he resided at the Adams Street Group Home. He enjoyed working at the Las Animas County Rehab, listening to Western and Gospel music, dancing and playing tricks on his friends. His favorite foods were pancakes and tacos. He attended First Southern Baptist Church for more than 20 years. He was preceded in death by two of his group home “brothers,” Louis Remple and Tom Aragon. Survivors are his mother Mae Tame; father Donald R. Best; aunt Pearl Turner; his sisters, Judith Woods, Cynthia McNeill, Deborah (Teryl) Zurich; his brother Ross Best; his many friends and his extended family at the Adams Street Group Home; good friends Marcella Sandoval and family; and guardian Carnelia Parrill. Memorial Services will be Wednesday, October 6, 2004 at 11:00AM at the First Southern Baptist Church located on Santa Fe Trail. Inurnment will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations would be gratefully accepted at the Las Animas County Rehabilitation Center, Inc., P.O. Box 156, Trinidad, CO 81082. As you have passed through this veil of tears, what a troubled life you have had. May God forever bless your caretakers whom He sent to ease your burdens. How dearly we love them all. Timmy, because life is quick in passing, we will see you soon, but until then, our hearts will ache to see you. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bethel, James Elmer
James Elmer Bethel - Walsenburg World - February 22, 1907 - While striking at a wounded rabbit with the butt of his shotgun James Elmer Bethel of Pueblo, aged eighteen years, was killed by the accidental discharge of the weapon.

Betts, Anita Pearl
Anita Pearl (Willyard) Betts - Pueblo Chieftain - October 4, 2014 - Anita Pearl (Willyard) Betts entered into eternal rest on Oct. 2, 2014, while residing in Amarillo, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband and soul mate, John Wafford; and her middle son, Harold Dean Betts who expired Oct. 3, 2013. Anita’s parents, Earl and Josephine Willyard; siblings, Virgil, Marvin and Daniel Willyard, Luella King and Frances Riggs all preceded her in death. Anita is survived by her older son, Darrell L. Betts (Eileen), Surprise, Ariz.; grandsons, Jared (Cindy) Betts, South Korea, Andrew (Kristen) Betts, Montgomery, Texas; daughter, Janice I. (Betts) Monson (Robert), Pueblo, Colo.; grandson, Alexander (Megan) Monson, Dublin, Ireland. Living in Amarillo, Texas, are granddaughter, Kameron (Betts) Burton (Travis); and great-grandson, Cole D.; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Betts (Parrish). Anita was born in Kansas on Sept. 16, 1927. Her family relocated to Canon City, Colo. Anita was married to Gilbert Wayne McLaws (son, Darrell), Harold L. Betts (son, Harold and daughter, Janice), but Anita found her true love and happiness with John Wafford of Amarillo, Texas. Anita was known as having a zest for dancing, singing and playing a wicked game of cards. All the while enjoying life filled with laughter and plenty of storytelling. There will be no viewing, at the family’s request. We are grateful for the compassion and care shown to our mother by the staffs of Legacy Rehabilitation and Living unit and the Interim Hospice care team of Amarillo.

Betts, Constance Marie
Constance Marie "Connie" Betts - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2014 - Constance Marie “Connie” Betts, born June 10, 1921, passed away Oct. 8, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Odessa Henderson; her husband, Charles Betts; son, Bob Betts; and grandson, Michael Betts. She is survived by her daughter, Ann (Cliff) Jaco; granddaughters, Mindy (Brad) Johnson and Kim (John) Warren; great-grandchildren, Scott and Andrew Johnson, Brandi, John and Steve Warren; sister, Georgia Waugh; sister-in-law, Verna Betts; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She also is survived by her special friend, Patricia Burke. Connie had a true love for life. She was born a few days after the 1921 flood, lived through a depression and a world war. She will be sadly missed. Viewing will be 3 to 7 p.m. today, Imperial Funeral Home. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Monday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Betts, Josephine
Josephine Mendicello Klune Betts - Pueblo Chieftain - March 1, 2017 - Josephine Mendicello Klune Betts, 95, was born Oct. 8, 1921, in Pueblo, Colo., to the union of Lena Totaro and Emilio Mendicello, and left this life to join her Heavenly Father and loved ones on Feb. 25, 2017. She was the third child of that union. Older brother, Frank Mendicello; older sister, Rose Mendicello Conatore; and younger sister, Stella Mendicello Wilson, preceded her in death. Also preceded in death by husbands, Eddie Klune, Herbert Betts; and stepson, Jeff Betts. She is survived by daughters, Lana (Klune) Hunter, Susanne (Klune) Baker; and son, Eddie Klune, Jr.; as well as seven grandchildren, Cheryl Hunter, Julie Hunter, Kyle Hunter, Chad Campbell, Allison (Campbell) Crull, Kaela Klune and Bradley Klune; along with numerous great-grand-children, nephews, nieces and other relatives. She was raised in Pueblo, where she graduated from Central High School, and later worked during WW II at CF&I's main office as a key punch operator and ultimately became food service director for the entire District 60 school system. She retired from District 60 in 1984 following 21 years of service. Following the death of her first husband, Eddie Klune in 1974, she remained single until she was introduced to her second husband, Herbert Betts, some 13 years later. They remained married until Herb's death in 1997. Josephine's intense love and care for her large family remained her primary interest in life, along with her commitment to her church. She continued to live in her own home assisted by family and caretakers until moving to Bonaventure Extended Care in 2016. Services are scheduled at 10 a.m. on March 2, 2017, at Shrine of St. Therese.

Beuchat, Livia A.
Livia A. Beuchat - Chronicle News - April 6, 2004 - Livia A. Beuchat, age 94, died April 2, 2004 in Trinidad. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 6, 2004 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A rosary will be held on Wednesday, April 7 at 9 a.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. A Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Gene Renard S.J. officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family of Livia A. Beuchat has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Beveridge, James
James Beveridge – Walsenburg World – January 19, 1906 – James Beveridge, a miner at the Toltec camp, died on Saturday and was buried in the Masonic Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. H. A. Wood and the services at the cemetery were under the auspices of the Knights of Pythias Lodge. Mr. Beveridge was about 50 years of age and had been ailing for some time, having been hurt in the mine some few months ago. He leaves a wife and several children, two of whom are grown sons. Walsenburg World – January 30, 1906 – Card of Thanks – we desire to express our thanks to our neighbors and friends and to the Knights of Pythias, who by their kind ask and floral offerings were so helpful to us in the sad bereavement which befell us in the death of our husband and father. Mrs. Mary E. Beveridge and family.

Beverly, Jack
Jack Allen Beverly - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2015 - Jack Allen Beverly, of Colorado Springs, passed away Aug. 7, 2015. Visitation, 10 a.m. today, Aug. 25, with funeral service to follow at 11 a.m., both at Friendship Baptist Church, 633 E. Dale St. Colorado Springs.

Bezaro, Louis
Louis Bezaro – Walsenburg World – May 4, 1906 – Las Animas County Accidents – A Trinidad dispatch says: Two men met death Tuesday in this county from accidents, which makes a total of 23 lives that have been snuffed out by violence in the last 10 days. Tony Thigia, a miner, was killed in the mine of the Huerfano Coal Company 2 miles west of this city, at 4 o’clock this afternoon. A loaded car of coal jumped the track and collided with some timbers near where Thigia was working. One of the timbers struck him across the head and crushed his skull. As a result of falling between two cars of the Santa Fe work train, Lewis Pizarro, employed on the work train, received injuries which caused his death a few hours later.

Bezona, Alfred Armour
Alfred Armour Bezona - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 2017 - Alfred Armour Bezona rode out his last eight seconds, and his pick up men took him to his heavenly home on Oct. 26, 2017. He was born in Holly, Colo., on Nov. 30, 1928, to Otto and Rebecca Bezona. He was the fourth child born into a family of 10, during some of the darkest times in American history--the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. It was during these hard times and the intense true grit of the West that his character was chiseled into the man he became. Not perfect, not always tender, but bet his hand shake was his word. He worked on the Bezona ranch until the age of 17, then enlisted in the Navy, serving briefly before the war was over. Upon returning, he worked at V Half Circle Ranch, met and married the love of his life, Geraldine Phelps. He loved the simplicity of that life, and until the day he died, those were his favorite memories. Al loved the rodeo. He was a stock contractor, judge, bull and saddle bronc rider. He played the guitar and mandolin. In later years, he enjoyed being a private pilot, water skiing and dancing. He worked and retired from Sinton Dairy, but was better known for his real estate endeavors. Al and his son, Bret, bought, remodeled and sold many properties; they were known as "the original home flippers." He lived a colorful life and he lived on his terms. If you knew him, you won't forget him. He was one of a kind. Survived by his children, Darla (Mark) Watson, Paula (Buzz) Williams, Jamie (Rocky) DeVencenty and Bret Bezona; nine grandchildren; three great-grand-children; sisters, Lois Wieman and Lola Brooks; brothers, Boyd (Norma Jean) and Roy (Judy); brother-in-law, Jesse (Betty) Melton; and sister-in-law, Jeanne (Dean). Preceded in death by parents, Otto and Ida Rebecca; brothers, Scott (Lois), Richard (Joyce), Paul (Mary) and Dean; and sister, Betty Melton. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Bianco, Dominic
Dominic Bianco - Chronicle News - March 28, 2003 - Dominic Bianco, a former resident and rancher of Trinidad, died Monday, March 24, 2003, in Los Angeles, Calif. He is survived by wife Frances of Los Angeles, sister Catherine Raye, Trinidad, and brother Louis Bianco, Fla. Cards and condolences may be sent to the family at 2723 W. Ave. 33, Los Angeles, CA 90065.

Bianco, Frances Victoria
Frances Victoria Bianco - Chronicle News - January 12, 2009 - Frances Victoria Bianco, former resident of Trinidad, died Monday, January 5, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. She was born on January 3, 1915 in Trinidad, the second of five children of Batista Rampone and Domenica Menardi Rampone, and married Dominic Bianco in 1940. Frances worked for the Department of Agriculture and the Soil Conservation Service for over 40 years. She and her husband owned Kapelke's Jewelry in Trinidad. Family and friends hosted at the Bianco Bar Diamond D Ranch, just outside of Trinidad were treated with love, patience, and care. Frances was generous with both her time and her worldly possessions. She was a skilled cook and spent many hours along with Dominic caring for their beautiful home. She had the ability to be both sweet and feisty at the same time, qualities which endeared her to all. She spoke often of her family and loved visiting them in California or hosting them on the ranch. Her California nieces and nephews delighted in the adventures and special loving care at “Aunt Frances'”. Frances spent the last ten years in California near family. Frances Bianco was a true asset to the Trinidad community during her long life there.

Bianco, John and Virginia
John and Virginia Bianco - Chronicle News - June 1, 2007 - John Bianco, age 90, died May 28, 2007, in Trinidad, Colo., and his wife Virginia died the following day, May 29, 2007, also in Trinidad. He was born March 15, 1917 in El Moro, CO, to James and Charlotte (Chentenino) Bianco. She was born October 13, 1921, in Berwind, Colo., to Dan and Rose (Kanocz) Pohovich. John was a lifelong resident of the Trinidad area. He graduated from Hoehne High School. John served in the Army during World War II. He married Virginia Pohovich on September 23, 1951 at the Holy Trinity Catholic Rectory. He was a highway engineer for Local #9. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and member of the Disabled American Veterans Silver State #13. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Jim and sisters Josephine Ozzello, Rose Petro and Theresa Villa. He is survived by his daughter Johnna R. Bianco and sister Mary Wilson. Virginia was also a lifelong resident of the area. She graduated from Trinidad High School and Trinidad State Junior College. She worked as a telephone operator and as a nurse at Mt. San Rafael Hospital and the Trinidad State Nursing Home She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Sam Chifalo and son David Chifalo, sisters Ann Skraznos, Carolyn Lund, and Alice Workmaster, brothers James Polefko and John Polefko, and several numerous nieces and nephews. She is survived by her daughter Johnna R. Bianco and sister Olga Dickie. Pallbearers will be Hugh Wilson, William Wilson, Jim Villa, Mark Fraser, Jim Moore and Jim Skraznos. Visitation will be Sunday, June 3, 2007 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Mullare- Murphy Funeral Home. A Rosary will follow the visitation at the funeral home at 7:00 PM. Funeral mass will be Monday, June 4, 2007, at 1:00PM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Matt Wertin officiating. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Bianco, Johnna R.
Johnna R. Bianco - Chronicle News - February 15, 2017 - Johnna R. Bianco, age 63, passed away unexpectedly on February 11, 2017, at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo, Colo. after a short illness. She was 63. She was born in Trinidad, Colorado on January 27, 1954 to Virginia (Pohovich) and John Bianco. She attended area schools graduating from Trinidad High School in 1972. She moved to Denver where she was employed as a Unit Secretary in the Trauma Unit at Rose Medical Center and then Swedish Medical Center. While there, Johnna met the love of her life and future husband Mark Fraser. Together they enjoyed the outdoors and spent time fishing. She currently was employed at Wal-Mart. She will best be remembered for her kindness and smile. Preceding her in death are parents Virginia and John Bianco and brother Dave Chifalo. Survivors are her husband Mark of home address, children Rachel (Dan) Meyers, Arvada, Colo., Nathan Fraser, Arvada, Colo., grandchildren Willie Meyers, Leah Meyers, mother in law, Margie Fraser, Golden, Colo., brother in law Glenn Fraser, Golden Colo., sister in law Janet (Mike) Cloud, Aptos, Calif., Johnna's puppy Max, other relatives and friends. Please note: Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, February 27, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bianco, Louis
Louis Bianco - Chronicle News - October 23, 2003 - Louis Bianco, former resident of Trinidad, passed away October 21, 2003 in Punta Gorda, Florida. He had been ill for several months. Louis graduated from Trinidad High School in 1928 and drove to California and brought back fresh fruits and vegetables for local stores. He moved to California and married Yvonne Milton. They had a son, Bobby, who died at age 26, and a daughter, Margaret, who survives him. His wife preceded him in death. He moved to Punta Gorda, Fla., to be near his daughter and son-in-law, David and Margaret Hutchinson. He is survived by his daughter, son-in-law, and sister Catherine Raye, and numerous nieces and nephews in California and Colorado. He was cremated and will be taken to California to be placed near his wife at a later date.

Bibbe, Claude
Claude Bibbe – Walsenburg World – August 8, 1918 – Claude Bibbe, age 18 years, of Pueblo, died in a Rocky Ford Hospital following an automobile accident that occurred between that city and Manzanola, when the auto truck in which he and three young ladies were going to Rocky Ford went into a ditch.

Biber, Stanley H. (Dr.)
Stanley H. Biber - Chronicle News - January 18, 2006 - Dr. Stanley H. Biber passes away on January 16, 2006 - Dr. Stanley H. Biber lost a brief battle for his life on January 16, 2006 after a three-week hospitalization for pneumonia at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. The world-renowned surgeon will be missed by the community he served for the past 51 years, as their friend, physician, neighbor, mentor and respected leader of the community. Stanley Biber began his career in medicine when he received his degree from the University of Iowa. He then had his “own M*A*S*H unit in the military. He was stationed at Camp Carson (now Fort Carson) in Colorado Springs as assistant Chief of Orthopedics. It was then that he was contacted by Dr. Carlson, who was running a United Mine Workers clinic for the miners in the Las Animas County area, and asked if he would be willing to work with him. He continued from that time to serve the residents of Trinidad and Las Animas County. Although Stanley Biber, MD holds a place in history as being a pioneer in the field of transsexual surgery, as well as leaving a legacy to the world of medicine, Doc Biber will always hold a special place in the hearts of the people in the “little town he made famous.” “Everything comes to an end,” Dr. Biber stated in an interview just a little over a year ago. “What you gonna do?” Comi Funeral Home confirmed the passing of Dr. Biber on Wednesday, and stated that the family wishes to thank everyone for their concern. However, according to Jewish custom and tradition, the proper rituals are now taking place and the family respectfully requests your understanding and asks that their privacy be respected at this time. At the appropriate time, more information will be released. Chronicle News - January 20, 2006 - Dr. Stanley H. Biber, May 4, 1923 – January 16, 2006 - Dr. Stanley H. Biber, loving husband and best friend, father, grandfather, renowned surgeon and healer to many, passed away after a brief illness, on January 16, 2006 at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, Colo. He was 82. He was born on May 4, 1923 in Des Moines, Iowa to Rose and David Biber. He was given the Hebrew name Ysrael Herschel Ben David. He attended Iowa schools and graduated from East High School in Des Moines at the age of 16. After graduating, he went to Chicago to study to be a Rabbi at the Yeshiva. During this time, he was employed part-time as a “crooner” working at a local radio station with Ronald “Dutch” Reagan. He served in the United States Army for the OSS in Alaska. It was this experience that had a profound effect in his life, and it was at this time that Doc decided he would be better suited as a physician than a Rabbi. He entered, attended and graduated from the University of Iowa School of Medicine. Doc did his residency program at Gorgas Hospital in the Panama Canal Zone from April 2, 1948 until April 2, 1949. He continued his surgical residency in Panama, returning to the United States in 1952 shortly after the birth of his second child. He joined the Army and served as head of a M.A.S.H. unit during the Korean Conflict. Returning to the United States, he was stationed at Camp Carson, Colo., as the head of the orthopedics department. In early 1954, Doc was contacted by the head of the UMWA and asked to consider the position as surgeon for the newly opened clinic in Trinidad. He agreed to accept the position for a “couple of years” and the rest is history. Since that time, he has been instrumental in the healing of bodies and nurturing of the souls of all his patients and many friends in his community, as well as worldwide. His dedication, service, and love of his community has earned him world-wide recognition, and many prestigious titles and awards. Doc considered the welfare of his family, patients, Trinidad, and Mt. San Rafael Hospital his top priorities. He was active in his community and its issues that extended into the political arena. He was elected Las Animas County Commissioner in a special election on Dec. 18, 1990 and then re-elected in the General election on Nov. 3, 1992, a position he held until 1996. He was a sports enthusiast; sponsoring, coaching, and playing in local baseball tournaments. Doc was an avid Denver Broncos fan and traveled weekly to see them play. He never missed a game. He had a great love for the land, and together with wife Mary Lee, took pride and joy in caring for the ranch and livestock of the Biber Cattle Company. Doc was dedicated in all he did and continued his medical practice until his passing. Our community mourns the passing of a great man. He was preceded in death by parents, Rose and David; and sister Terry. Survivors are wife and best friend, Mary Lee, whom he wed on Feb. 12, 2005; children, Prabhu Nam Kaur (Sat Santokh) Khalsa, San Leandro, Calif., his son who shared his birthday, Dr. Robert John (Mary) Biber, Lee’s Summitt, Missouri, Patricia (Ryan) Philyaw, Lee’s Summitt, Mo., Debbie (Ed) Ramsey, Denton, Tex., David Biber, Colorado Springs, Colo., John (Luna) Biber, Trinidad, Terri Biber, Overland Park, Kans.; step-children, Dana Veltri, Trinidad, Kellie Mestas, Trinidad, Pamela Laycock, Ft. Collins, Colo., Renee (Charlie) Walton, Trinidad, Stephen (Beth) Vigil, Pueblo, Jeffrey (Raquel) Vigil, Pueblo, Kim Vigil, Castle Rock, Colo.; 22 grandchildren; and numerous other relatives, friends and many respected colleagues. According to the Jewish tradition, burial has taken place at the Congregation Aaron Cemetery, Trinidad. Colo. Memorial Services are being planned. The date and time will be announced later. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to the Dr. Stanley H. Biber Memorial Fund in care of the First National Bank, PO Box 759, Trinidad, Colorado 81082. Donations will be made to Doc’s favorite charity. The family wishes to extend their thanks to the many for all the love and support given to them, and asks that their privacy be respected at this difficult time. Arrangements under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home. Washington Post - January 21, 2006 - Stanley Biber, 82, a small-town physician who said he performed more than 4,500 sex-change operations, died Jan. 16 in Trinidad, Colo. He had been hospitalized for complications of pneumonia. Dr. Biber, an Iowa native, graduated from the University of Iowa's medical school and served as a surgeon in a MASH unit in South Korea. He moved to Trinidad in 1954 and became the town's only general surgeon. He told the Associated Press in a 2000 interview that he performed his first sex-change operation in 1969. He said a social worker he had met asked for the surgery, and he agreed after talking to a New York doctor who had done some sex-reassignment operations and after getting sketches from Johns Hopkins University. At one point, he was performing 150 transsexual operations a year, Dr. Biber said. He stopped doing surgery in 2003 after his longtime insurer left the state and he could not afford the malpractice fees of other insurance companies. He turned his practice over to Marci Bowers, a gynecological surgeon and herself a client of his sex-change surgery.

Bible, Dale Eloise
Dale Eloise Bible - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2016 - Dale Eloise Bible, affectionately known as “Pink Grandma,” age 90, passed away Feb. 12, 2016. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Bible, 1991; son, Michael Charles Bible; great-grandson, Clayton Trent Hunter; husband, Carl Hardrick; parents, Damon and Mollie Crook; sisters, Mae Rue (Ardean) Daniel, Pauline (Elmer) Gartrell, Marie (Lee) Hamil, Chessie (Joe) Kenny. She is survived by her son, Dana (Donna) Bible; daughters, Ginger Bible, Cindy (Ricky) Gonzales, Pam (Walter) Sams, Charla (Dennis) Cook; grandchildren, Brandi (Dan), Billie (Doug), Brittini (Bill), Bobbie (David), Krissi (Jeff), Danny Ray, Jerri (Henry), Brianna, Jessica, Victoria, Danette and Dennis Jr. (Lisa); great-grandchildren, Malachi, Austin, Jennie, Hayden, Hailey, Morgan, Matthew, David Jr., Dulaney, Sophia, Ava, Zachary, Nichole, Anna Lee; great-great-grand-children, Michael, Aubrey. Also survived by her sister, Ramona Weatherly; brother-in-law, Jimmy Bible; and sister-in-law, Julie Bible. Dale loved china painting and collecting antiques. She loved her Lord, and was a prayer warrior; but most importantly, she was a great mom and grandma. In honor of Dale, please wear something pink and/or a hat. Viewing will be 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, at George McCarthy Historic Chapel on Broadway. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made in Dale’s memory to the Nepal Kids c/o Temple Baptist Church, through the funeral home office. Arrangements, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Biege, Clarence A.
Clarence A. “Oscar” Biege - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2017 - Clarence A. “Oscar” Biege, 95. Oscar was born in Slatington, Pa., to Harvey and Ester Biege. Oscar was preceded in death by wife of 60 years, Addamae Dawn; and daughter, Patricia Mack. Oscar is survived by daughters, Marge (Keith) Naumann, Kathy (John) Florez, Jenny (Tony) Steffani, Shelley (Earl) Brown and Marilyn (Ken) Klopp; sister, Dorothy (John) Bishop of Florida; sisters-in-law, Lorna (Tony) Romero and Erlynn Steyer. Oscar also is survived by seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. Oscar served as an Army Air Corps M.P. during World War II. Oscar worked for 38 years at CF&I on the blast furnace high line. After his retirement, Oscar worked for 22 years bartending at Jenny’s Beer Barrel, where he enjoyed serving and visiting with all his friends and family. Oscar enjoyed playing practical jokes on customers and also being on the receiving end. Oscar held an associate degree in automotive technologies; he loved to tinker and repair cars and trucks. He also liked to teach his daughters the car facts so they would never get stranded. Oscar’s hobbies were fishing, garage sales and going to Cripple Creek to play the slots and eat hot dogs. Oscar was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church for over 50 years. Oscar will be sadly missed by all who knew him, especially all of his daughters, who took care of him and were constantly with him the last three years. Special thanks to the Bruce McCandless Colorado State Veterans Home staff, Katrina and Dr. Buchanan. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Oscar’s name. Visitation will be 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, followed by funeral service at 10 a.m., both at Trinity Lutheran, 701 W. Evans, Pueblo, CO 81004.

Bieker, Shawn Michael
Shawn Michael Bieker - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2016 - Shawn Michael Bieker, 45, passed away unexpectedly on July 23, 2016. He was preceded in death by his father, John; and grandparents. Shawn is survived by his mother, Peggy; sister, Shelley; numerous other relatives; and his chosen brother, Robert “Boe” Rankin. Shawn was a very creative and kind soul. A celebration of his life will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with inurnment to follow.

Bierley, Eugenia
Eugenia Amador Bierley - Colorado Springs Gazette – March 15, 2012 – Eugenia M Bierley passed away on March 8, 2012. She was born September 6, 1937 in Trinidad Colorado. She is survived by her sons, Bob, Paul (Kim),and Charles (Melinda), her grandchildren, Bobby, Kendall, Evan, Megan, Tagen, and Victor, and great-grandchildren Brooke, Eva, and Kaydence. Jeannie was a longtime resident of Fountain. She worked at AMPEX for many years. She was later employed at Fountain-Ft. Carson School District 8 where she retired. Memorial services will be held at her residence, 12785 Old Pueblo Road, Fountain, CO. Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 3:00 pm.

Biffanelli, Pietro
Pietro Biffanelli – Walsenburg World – October 6, 1910 – Pietro Biffanelli was killed in the Berwind mine at Trinidad Friday by falling from a motorcar.

Biffle, Louise S.
Louise S. Biffle - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 2017 - Louise S. Biffle was born in Pueblo, Colo., to Hattie and John Hill. She wed Richard L. Biffle Jr., who served in World War, II and was a Tuskegee Airman. To their union, Marilyn and Richard III were born. Louise was an accomplished musician, who shared her talents with many of the area churches from Pueblo to Denver. She was a longtime executive secretary for the school district. She was a member of the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Denver. She was later blessed with three grandchildren, Tesfa, Maria and Stephen. A funeral service was held on Thursday, March 30, 2017, in St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2201 Dexter St. in Denver, with burial to be held at 9:15 a.m. today, March 31, 2017, at Fort Logan National Cemetery. She is survived by two children, Dr. Richard L. (Pamela) Biffle III of Waterville, Maine, and Dr. Marilyn Ayenew Hosea of Denver; one brother, Javan (Mary) Hill of Pueblo, Colo.; three grandchildren, Tesfa (Lisa) Ayenew of Woodbridge, Va., Maria L. Biffle of San Diego, Calif., and Stephen P. Hosea of Denver; and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Bigelow, Richard Wesley
Richard Wesley Bigelow - Dignity Memorial - March 21, 2013 - Richard Wesley Bigelow, 93, of Rye, CO, passed away March 18, 2013. He was born on August 2, 1919, in Vineland, CO. The family moved to Rye, CO, in 1929, and joined the Rye Home United Methodist Church. Richard attended school in Rye from 1929 until 1936. He began working at the Colorado State Hospital as a cook's assistant from 1937-1939. Richard married Mary Elizabeth Wilcox on October 16, 1939. He worked as a milkman for Rye Creamery Coop from 1939-1942. Then, he worked as an airplane mechanic at Hill Field in Ogden, Utah, from 1942-1944. He served in the Army Air Force in Guam from 1944-1946. Richard and Mary had a daughter, Sandra, who was born on August 30, 1945. Richard began working for the Rye Fish Hatchery in 1946, and purchased his home at 6009 Boulder Avenue in Rye the same year. He also worked as a carpenter with the Medill Brothers from 1946-1950. Richard and Mary's son, Dick, was born on December 4, 1949. Finally, Richard worked at the Pueblo Army Depot from 1950 – 1974, as a carpenter, automotive mechanic, Chief of Special Weapons and as Chief of Depot Operations. He was always a connoisseur and collector of "Junque." Richard was preceded in death by his spouse, Mary Wilcox-Bigelow; parents, Herbert H. Bigelow and Julia Jones-Bigelow; brothers, Herbert Bigelow and Alvin Bigelow; and son-in-law, Ron Steele. He is survived by children, Sandra Bigelow-Steele and Dick Bigelow; daughter-in-law, Elva Davila-Bigelow; grandchildren, Renee Steele, Michael Bigelow and Gregory Bigelow; 6 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Julie Bigelow-Seveland and Virginia Bigelow-Beach; numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins; and many dear friends, including Pearl Walker and Gene Bates. His final resting place will be at Brookside Cemetery in Rye, Colorado, in the shadows of his beloved Wet Mountains. He is at peace with the Lord. Memorial Service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 30, 2013, at the Rye Home United Methodist Church 2063 Main Street in Rye, Colorado. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Rye Home United Methodist Church P.O. Box 70 Rye, Colorado 81069.

Biggers, Ben
Ben Biggers - Chronicle News - July 29, 2003 - Ben Biggers departed this life July 23, 2003. He leaves his devoted wife Charlotte Biggers; two sons, Terry L. (Pam) Biggers, John K. (Laurie) Biggers, one daughter, Linda T. Barron of Trinidad, CO, three sisters, one brother, 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by a brother and a sister. Funeral services were held Monday, July 28, 2003 at Ft. Lincoln Funeral Home Chapel, 3401 Bladensburg Rd., Brentwood, MD. Interment at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice Caring, 707 Conservation Ln., Gaithersburg, MD or Holy Cross Home Care Hospice, 9805 Dameron Dr., Silver Spring, MD.

Biggerstaff, Donna M.
Donna M. Biggerstaff - Montgomery & Steward - October 29, 2017 - Donna M. Biggerstaff, 87, passed away peacefully at home on October 24, 2017. Donna was born December 12, 1929 to Harold and Mary Salstrom on a small farm in Bigelow, MN. Preceded in death by her parents, husband Bolton "Don" Biggerstaff, brother Norman Salstrom. Survived by son Duane (Kay) Biggerstaff, daughter Debra Henigsman, grandchildren Taffi Biggerstaff and Jason (Brenda) Biggerstaff, great grandchildren Emberly Biggerstaff and Lathen Biggerstaff, brother Harold “Corky” (Donna) Salstrom, and numerous nieces and nephews. Donna grew up in southern Minnesota, moved to Colorado, fell in love, married and raised her family in Pueblo. After a lifetime career with Mountain Bell Telephone Company (and a brief career as “Auto Dine” owner, some may remember the curbside hamburgers) she became involved with various volunteer and social groups: Parkview Blue Ladies, Mountain Bell Auxiliary, Red Hats and Newcomers Club. She loved social lunches, playing cards and dominos with her kind and compassionate friends. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff and friends at Primrose Retirement Community for the love they shared with Donna. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Bila, Gerald Frank
Gerald Frank Bila - Chronicle News - September 23, 2010 - Gerald Frank Bila, age 70, passed away on September 21, 2010. He was born October 25, 1939 in Bee, Nebraska to Joseph Bila and Emma Swoboda. He attended schools in Bee, Nebraska; he then joined the Air Force where he worked on B-52’s and F-4 Phantom Jets. After the Air Force, he worked for McDonald Douglas. After that, he worked in various mechanic and construction jobs during his career. He loved working with wood, stained glass, puzzles, and was an avid die cast car collector. He was preceded in death by his first wife, MaryAnn in 2002 and then met his second wife Sherrill. They were married March 1, 2003. He was also preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, and three sisters. He was survived by his wife Sherrill, Murnane-Bila, Trinidad; sons, Wendell (Pam) Bila, Seattle, Wash.; Aubrey Bila, Rochester, N.Y.; Scott (Patty) Bila, San Antonio, Tex.; Lionel (Veronica) Bila, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Alex, (Tina) Bila, Texas; Justin (Kim), Florence, Colo.; daughters, Holly (Darrall) Parsons, Fountain, Colo.; Toy (Andy) Morris, N.C.; stepsons, John (Terri) Murnane, Trinidad; Rick (Techi) Murnane, California. He had seventeen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, September 25, 2010, at the Fisher’s Peak Community Church. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Billbe, Opal M.
Opal M. “Sammy” Billbe - Pueblo Chieftain – July 23, 2014 - Opal M. “Sammy” Billbe, 87, entered eternal life on July 19, 2014. Cremation with a memorial service at a later date in Fort Morgan. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Billings, Logan James
Logan Billings - Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 2015 - Logan Billings, our precious little angel, ascended into heaven on May 12, 2015. He joined his grandfather, James Lewis; great-grandparents, Ruben Santistevan, Robert and Georgia Lewis, Donald Williams, Sylvia Allen and Esco Billings Jr.; and an uncle, Jeremiah Santistevan. In his short time here on Earth, he touched so many lives. He leaves to cherish his memory, loving parents, Craig and Jayme Billings; grandparents, Becky “Dana” Lewis, Leal Billings, David (Tammy) Billings; great-grandparents, Flora Santistevan, Lois Billings; uncles and aunts, David (Maryanne) Billings Jr., Ariel Billings, James (Desiree) Lewis, Matthew Gomez, Dion Lewis, Angela (Shawn) Renville; and godparents, Luke (Lindsey) Gomez. Logan will truly be missed, but will always be loved. Angel service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Angelus Chapel.

Billings, Lois
Lois M. Billings - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 2017 - Lois M. Billings passed away Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. She was born on Feb. 24, 1930, in Drumright, Okla., to the union of Jesse and Grace King. Lois grew up in Pueblo and devoted her life to raising and enjoying her family. She will be remembered for her easy going and understanding nature, her kindness and generosity to others and always being there when family and friends needed her. She will be sorely missed by her family. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 55 years, Esco R. Billings Jr. in 2003; her parents; her brother, Eddie King; her sister, Doris Neumeister; daughter-in-law, Debbie Shosky Billings; and great-grandson, Logan Billings. She is survived by her children, Sharon (Rich) Zajac, Esco (Valerie) Billings III, Dan Billings, Lela (Gary) Mowry, Sheila Billings, Susie (Bill) Miller and David (Tammy) Billings; as well as 18 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grand-children and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The family extends a special thank you to the Villa Pueblo Senior Living community for their kind and loving care. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at Community of Christ Church, 66 Blackburn Lane. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Bilotti, Joseph
Joseph Bilotti - Chronicle News - February 17, 2009 - Joseph Bilotti, age 81, of Trinidad passed away on February 13, 2009. He was born July 2, 1927, in Trinidad, Colo. to Louis and Josephine (Martinet) Bilotti. He was united in marriage to Grace Barbero on August 18, 1951 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Joe graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1946, received his B.A. Degree from Adams State College, Alamosa, Colo. and his Masters in Education from University of Northern Colorado, Greeley Colo. He taught elementary school, later teaching at Trinidad Junior High School, and served as Principal at Trinidad Junior High School. He then worked for several years as Trinidad School District #1 Chapter One Director, retiring in 1993. He was a former member of the Trinidad Kiwanis Club, he served as president of the Kiwanis and Lieutenant Governor of Division 12. He was a member of the Holy Name Society and the Nocturnal Adoration Society and Colorado Association of School Executives. He was preceded in death by his wife Grace, 1999, his parents, sisters, Mary Bonato and Rose Simpleman, brother, Tony Bilotti, brothers-in-law, George Bonacquista, Albert Bonato, Leroy Simpleman and sister-in-law, Elaine Barbaro. Joe is survived by his nieces and nephews, sister, Rosaleen Simpleman S.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, Barbara (Joe) Dwyer, Northglenn, Colo., Robert (Joyce) Simpleman, Loma, Colo., Rosalie (C J) Amato, Pueblo, Colo., Ret. Col. Louis (Jo Ann) Simpleman, Charles (Jackie) Simpleman, Joe (Jennette) Bonato, all of Trinidad. Brothers and sisters-in-law, Ralph Barbaro and family, Cerritos, Calif., Angie Bonacquista and family, Downey, Calif., Phyllis (Joe) Basetti and family, Pueblo, Colo. and Nell (Donald) Guarienti and family, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Also survived by numerous grandnephews, grandnieces and cousins. Pallbearers will be Martin Bonato, Gianni Amato, Archie Vigil, Chris Simpleman, Al Shonk and Robbie Lee. Honorary pallbearers will be Ken Dochter, Duffy Blocker and Bill Weining. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 18, 2009, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A Rosary will follow the visitation at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral mass will be held Thursday, February 19, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Kieran Alaribe officiating. Entombment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family will meet with friends at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home after the Rosary. In lieu of flowers the family asks contributions be made to the Trinidad State Nursing Home. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Bingham, Angela
Angela Bingham - Chronicle News - April 15, 2009 - Angela Bingham, beloved wife of Jeremiah Bingham passed away April 12, 2009. Funeral services will be at the Wilson Funeral Home, 214 Airport Rd., Panama City, Florida 32405 Family’s address is: 5109 Flint Ave., Panama City Beach, Florida 32408 Courtesy of Comi Funeral Home.

Bingham, Donald
Donald Bingham - The Daily Sentinel - December 18, 2014 - Donald E. Bingham was born June 19, 1940, at St. Luke's Hospital in Denver, Colorado. He was the son of Geraldine and Earl Miller. Don grew up in Bailey, Colorado after being adopted by Holland W. Bingham in 1944. Don attended school in various locations, but always considered Bailey as his home and returned there for his high school years, where he lived with his grandmother until enlisting in the U.S. Navy in December of 1958. He served his country mostly at sea in the Pacific until his discharge from active duty in April of 1962. Don joined the police department in Leadville, Colorado in 1965, and over the next eight years he was involved in city and county law enforcement in the Leadville area. During his lifetime, Don worked in law enforcement, construction as a heavy equipment operator and hard rock miner, and as a painting contractor. In the mid 1970's he worked in South Dakota, where he returned to his first love as a Deputy Sheriff in Codington County at Water Town, South Dakota. Don returned to Colorado in 1979, and met his wife, Bettye, in Grand Junction. He lived out his life in Grand Junction and started Bingham Painting in July of 1979. Don is survived by his beloved wife, Bettye; daughters, Twilight Bingham of Denver; Lauri Denny of Aurora, and Linda Dalley of Rifle; his sons, James Bingham of Trinidad and Leslie Stroup of Reno, Nevada. He is also survived by ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was an avid firearms collector and consultant and never lost his love for law enforcement. His greatest loves were his country, his family, people in general, and a small white cockatoo named Pitri. Graveside services will be Friday, December 19 at 3:00 p.m. at the Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, Grand Junction.

Bingham, Rebecca Ann
Rebecca Ann Bingham - Chronicle News - March 25, 2014 - Rebecca Ann Bingham passed away on March 13 2014 at the age of 30. She was born in Trinidad Colorado, the daughter of Rebecca Lee (Young) and Robert Dale Bingham. She attended area schools including Trinidad Catholic High School and attended Trinidad State Junior College where she received her certification in the Early Child Development program. Annie loved all children and she spent time caring for them. She also enjoyed music. Annie loved her daughters and family, She will best be remembered for her unconditional love, strength and support, given to her family in their personal times of need. Her ever present smile, sparkling green eyes, and gentleness will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have her in their lives. Preceding her in death are grandparents, Albert Bingham, Patricia Nicols, Leroy Young, Luticia Morton and sister-in-law Angela Bingham. Left to cherish her memory are parents, Rebecca (Bill )Hund, Robert (Virginia) Bingham, daughters Ashlyn BreAnn Velasquez Reece Danae Bingham, ,brothers Todd (April) Barlow, Shaun (Tuesday) Wicker, Jeremiah Bingham, Shawn (Ashley) Montoya, Matthew Hund, Ryan Hund, Daniel (Kathy) Hund, sisters, Laurie Lobozzo, Delilah Bingham, Monique Louis, Melissa (Wes) Carter, Toni (Donny) Martinez, Jessica Hund, Kimberly (John) Strong, special nieces and nephews, Davon, Darian, Diamond, Charly, Michael, Brandon, Mariah, Robert (Bubba), Riley, Hawke, Rain, Koqua, Granite, Jordan, Baylee, Xalander, Talicia, Angelo, Ksana, Tayo, Shyna Mei, Ryder, Vaughn (Jordon), Jennifer (Jacob), Annarae, Whitney, Adrian, Austyn,, Milo and Violet. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of many special and dear friends. Private Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Harry Gonzales officiating. Persons wishing to do so may contribute to the Annie Bingham Memorial Fund for her children@giveforward.com Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Biondolillo, Francis C.
Francis “Frank” C. Biondolillo - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 2015 - Francis “Frank” C. Biondolillo, 76, lost his seven-year cancer battle on May 28, 2015. Survived by his wife of 26 years, Linda; children, Frank (Barbara), Tom, Sandy (Dave), Phillip, Vince (Noriko), Tony and Julie (Mike); 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren with one on the way; sister, Mary (Jerry) Dremel; and precious companions, Daisy and Lilly. Preceded in death by parents; daughter, Tammy; and siblings, Sammy and Leonard. Frank was born to Philip and Catherine Biondolillo on May 17, 1939, in Pueblo. He was a police officer for 33 years and was a member of the American Legion Post 2. Frank was well-known to bingo players, as he was one of the best callers. He helped many organizations with their bingo and made many friends along the way. He will be greatly missed. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, and Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both services at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1145 S. Aspen Road. Inurnment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Biondolillo, Jack
Jack Biondolillo - Pueblo Chieftain - September 12, 2017 - Jack Biondolillo, 98, passed away peacefully on Sept. 4, 2017. Preceded in death by his wife, Rose E. Biondolillo; and eight brothers and sisters. He was a devoted husband and father; daughters, Jacqueline (John, deceased) Zaletel of Bakersfield, Calif., and M.E. (Joseph) Friedman of Boulder, Colo.; grandchildren, John (Beverly) Zaletel and Paul (Ioana) Zaletel, both of Bakersfield, Calif., Regina (Alan) Lee of Burbank, Calif., and Nicole (Sean) Campbell of Santa Cruz, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Monica, Madison, Megan, Sofia, Alexandra, Dominick, Justine and Owen. Jack loved music; he played saxophone and clarinet since age 13. He formed a band named the Serenaders, which played at various venues throughout the years in Pueblo. Jack loved gardening and was a certified Master Gardener. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to others. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. on Sept. 18, at St. Mary Church. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers and food.

Biondolillo, Rose
Rose E. Biondolillo - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2016 - Rose E. Biondolillo, 94, passed away peacefully on Jan. 14, 2016. Rose E. Biondolillo Survived by her husband, Jack Biondolillo, whom she married on Jan. 21, 1939, she was a devoted wife and mother; daughters, Jacqueline (John, deceased) Zaletel of Bakersfield, Calif., and M.E. (Joseph) Friedman of Boulder, Colo.; grandchildren, John (Beverly) Zaletel and Paul (Ioana) Zaletel both of Bakersfield, Calif., Regina (Alan) Lee of Burbank, Calif., and Nicole (Sean) Campbell of Santa Cruz, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Monica, Madison, Megan, Sofia, Alexandra, Dominick, Justine and Owen; sister, Kathrine (Dominick) Spinuzzi; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by sister, Helen (John) Dominick. Rose loved her grandchildren and enjoyed knitting and cooking. We would also like to thank and acknowledge the staff at The Oasis Assisted Living Home in Pueblo West for their most loving companionship and compassionate care for mom over the last 14 months. Memorial Mass at St. Mary Church, at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers and food.

Bird, Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen Nethery Bird - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 2015 - Mary Ellen Nethery Bird was born on Jan. 26, 1942 in Pueblo, Colo., to Dr. and Mrs. Raymond Nethery. Mary died Oct. 11, 2015, of heart failure. She passed away peacefully in her Hermosa Beach, Calif., home in which she lived for the past 25 years. Mary was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Samuel “Greg” Bird. She is survived by her husband, Samuel Bird; two sisters, Peggy Craddock and Martha Simonton; brother, Raymond Nethery; four goddaughters, Annita Landazuri-Gomez, Juliana Sanchez-Urquieta, Ruby Meza and Olivia Sanchez. Mary and Sam were married Dec. 7, 1961. They were married for nearly 54 years. In that time, they enjoyed many wonderful memories with their son, Greg. They traveled to many states, visited many national parks in Canada and the U.S and went backpacking several times through Colorado and the U.S. In 1969, the Birds moved from Pueblo to California, then to New Jersey in 1980 and then settled in Hermosa Beach, Calif., in 1990. Mary was a loving wife, mother and a caring godmother. She will be loved and missed by all those who cherish their memories with her. She accepted all walks of life and her love for many is truly something to aspire.

Birmingham, Mary E.
Mary E. Birmingham - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 2015 - Mary E. Birmingham, 68, went home to be with our Lord April 10, 2015. Reunited in love with her husband, James, she celebrates Christ’s love in eternal peace. Preceded in death by her parents, Ciriaco and Rose Romero; brothers, Pete, Leo and Tony; and sisters, Rosalie, Katie, Roseanna, Theresa, Patsy and Shirley. Survived by her children, Arthur, Patrick and Edward Birmingham, Lonny, Harland, Loraine and Daniel Guyette; including numerous brothers, sisters, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mary was born in Pueblo, on July 9, 1946. A graduate of Pueblo East High School Class of 1965, she made Pueblo her lifelong home. Mary was a Past Commander of San Isabel Chapter No. 2 DAV Auxiliary and a State Officer for many years with the Dept. of Colorado. She was a member of the American Legion Post No. 2 Auxiliary. Mary was an avid bowler, bowling multiple leagues for many years. She was a sports fan without equal. She loved Rockies baseball and cheered on her beloved Broncos for many seasons. She enjoyed games of chance, trips to area casinos and lottery scratch ticket games. She was full of laughter and had an infectious smile. She was a true friend to so many. Always ready to share her home and heart, she loved to cook and entertain. Mary gave over forty-five years loving care to her family. She was a selfless wife, mother and grandmother. She leaves a legacy of Christ’s love for many generations to come. Visitation, 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 13, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the family receiving friends at that time. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, at St. Joseph Parish, 1145 S. Aspen Road. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Reception at BPO Elks Lodge No. 90. The family asks in lieu of food or flowers, that donations be made in her name to the Sangre De Cristo Hospice House.

Birner, W. Frederic (M.D.)
W. Frederic Birner, M.D. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 9, 2016 - W. Frederic Birner, M.D., 88, passed away Aug. 6, 2016. Born March 28, 1928, in Keil, Germany. He grew up in Ingelheim, Germany, and immigrated to the United States at the age of 18. Graduate of University of Kansas Undergraduate School and University of Kansas Medical School. Internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Fla., and University of Chicago Lying in Residency. Frederic served in the U.S. Air Force at Langley AFB and arrived in Pueblo in 1963. Preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Max and Olga Birner. Survived by wife of 60 years, Marjorie A. Birner; children, Fred Birner and Sonja Schrock, Dr. Mark Birner and Amy, Julie and Dr. Lawrence Anaya; grandchildren, Audrey and Lauren Birner, Jorie and Alex Anaya, Sophia, Maximilian and Amelia Birner. Fred loved his OB/ GYN practice and all the lives he brought into the world. He also loved to travel. Thank you to Frontier Hospice for all its wonderful help and support, especially Andrea, Karen and Liz. Also, thank you to Daniel, his caretaker. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Private services will be held at Ascension Episcopal Church with the Rev. Christy Shaine-Hendricks officiating. A celebration of his life will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, at Pueblo Country Club, 3200 Eighth Ave. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center or Ascension Episcopal Church.

Bishard, John
John Bishard – Walsenburg World – November 16, 1899 – Met Death in the Mines – On Thursday afternoon of last week, John Bishard met his death in the Pryor mine by being caught in a runaway trip. On Friday Sheriff Farr, Attorney Halbert and acting Coroner Rice went out to make an investigation of the cause of the accident. It was found that the trip rider was coming up the slope with a trip consisting of five empties and one car loaded with barrels of water. When the knuckle was passed the rider pulled the pin, expecting the cars to run forward of their own momentum. Instead, however, the trip started backward and dashed down the slope with frightful velocity. Mr. Bishard was struck by the flying cars and received injuries for which he died in a few minutes. Mr. Bishard was an old time and respected miner, having been employed for a long time in the old Rouse mine. He leaves a widow and four children to mourn his sudden death. The body was laid to rest in the Masonic Cemetery at Walsenburg, Rev. Hinch of the Presbyterian Church officiating. Walsenburg World – February 1, 1900 – In the District Court – The regular February term of the District Court will convene in the courthouse in Walsenburg on Tuesday, February 13, 1900. The following jury has been summoned to appear and try the various causes that may come up for a hearing. Joe Russell, G. B. Aiken, Thomas Gale, Juan C. Cordova, Thomas Edwards, S. D. Curtis, Marcelino Pino, J. W. Hughes, Ed Cooley, Jasper Bruce, W. J. Boyd, W. D. Brown, J. P. Erwin, J. M. Hudson, William Fowler, Reyes Casias, William Andrews, Epifanio Martinez, D. B. Castello, Tomas A. Rivero, Robert Marshall, Nicholas Maes, David Chavez. The civil docket embraces the following parties and causes of action: Mrs. Laura E. Bishard, vs. the Union Coal & Coke Company action for $5,000 damages for death of her husband, John Bishard, $95 burial expenses and cost of suit. It will be remembered that John Bishard was killed in the Pryor Mine on November 9, by a runaway trip.

Bishart, James (Mrs.)
Mrs. James Bishart – Walsenburg World – February 20, 1902 – Died at Pryor, Colorado, Wednesday, February 12, 1902, Mrs. Bishart, wife of Mr. James Bishart of Pryor, Colorado, of pneumonia. The body was buried in the Masonic Cemetery at Walsenburg Thursday afternoon. The deceased leaves a husband and five children to mourn her loss.

Bishop, Betty Joyce
Betty Joyce Bishop - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 2015 - Betty Joyce Bishop, born Oct. 22, 1935, passed peacefully surrounded by those who loved and cared for her. She was preceded in death by her parents, V. and Mary Allene Bishop; and sister, Mary Fern. Betty loved giving and getting hugs. She was a beautiful woman who was soft and gentle. She was quick to flash you her big and beautiful smile. Betty depended on her caregivers at the Pueblo Regional Center, who loved and cared for her. They saw the beauty of her soul and not the disability of her body. A special thank you to Sara Weigel, Colleen Lilegren, Jessica Roberts, Samantha Potoker, Andrea Vigil, Angela Aguilar, Patty Campbell, Danon Gallegos, Shawna Roberts, Jeanette Guerra, Tina Archuletta, Rose Arguello, Mary Fenton, Ella Shahmohammadi, Taylor Portillos, Paula Bachicha, Angela Chavez, Sangre de Cristo Hospice and The Arc of Pueblo, her legal guardian. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Betty will be laid to rest at Roselawn Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on July 31, 2015, at the Pueblo Regional Center.

Bishop, C. E.
C. E. Bishop – Walsenburg World – April 2, 1903 – Men Arrested in Denver Are Accused of Pueblo Murderers – Denver, March 28 – Two men suspected of the double murderer in Pueblo two weeks ago Sunday are confined in the city jail. They are ex-convicts and were only recently released from the reformatory. The arrest was made by City Detective John Leyden and Deputy Sheriff Granger of Pueblo and Sheriff Sipple of Boulder at the Livingston Mine near Boulder yesterday afternoon. The men made no resistance. Both have bad records. With a companion, they were arrested a year ago on the roof of a gambling house at Nineteenth and Larimer Streets, which they were preparing to rob. The men are Ross H. Brewer and Raleigh Davis and the police say they can connect them with the Pueblo crime. Davis and Brewer were sent to the reformatory from Boulder on the charge of burglary. They remained in the prison a short time and were paroled. Davis returned to Boulder and has since made that places home. A few months ago he was joined by Brewer. The men made occasional trips out of Boulder. March 17 they went to work in the Livingstone Mine. According to Deputy Sheriff Granger, Davis and Brewer were in Pueblo on the night of March 15. They were not there the next day, but were traced to Denver. Then the sheriff of Pueblo came here and with the city detectives tried to locate the men. The names of the suspects were learned and their photographs were found at the Denver police station. These pictures were sent to the witnesses of the murders in Pueblo and in every case they were identified as the murderers. The descriptions were sent to all the sheriffs in the state and when one reached Sheriff Sipple he notified the authorities of Pueblo and Deputy Granger started for Boulder, Detective Leyden accompanying. Sheriff Sipple took the deputy and the detective to the Livingstone mine and arrested the men. They were brought to Denver last night. They were taken before Chief Armstrong and put through a severe cross-questioning, but both denied complicity with the affair. They would not even admit, the chief says, that they were in Pueblo at the time of the murder and say they can prove that they were in a different part of the state. They are a sullen pair and answer questions in a dogged manner. Deputy Sheriff Granger says he is positive that Davis and Brewer were both in Pueblo the night of the murder. He also says the men who identified the photographs of the suspects are persons who are not at all likely to be mistaken. The murders in which Davis and Brewer are charged occurred in the Losteau Restaurant in Pueblo about 7:30 o’clock on the night of March 15, while the place was filled with customers. Two men entered the front door and with drawn revolvers told Mrs. Losteau, who was in charge of the cashier’s window, to hand over the money. Mrs. Losteau screamed. Among the people in the dining room were Dr. J. H. Turner and C. E. Bishop. They arose from their seats and were shot down by the robbers, who ran out of the front door and escaped. Dr. Turner was killed instantly and Bishop lived until the next morning. Davis and Brewer served time in the reformatory for robbing several stores in Boulder in January of last year. They came to Denver after committing the crimes and the police were asked to look out for them. On the night of February 18, Policeman Morley was notified that someone was on the roof of the gambling house at No. 1859 Larimer St. Morley crawled to the roof and found Davis, Brewer, and W. G. Berry. They were taken to jail, where they confessed that they were going to rob the place. Davis and Brewer were identified as the men wanted in Boulder. They were sent to that town and convicted. Berry, the police say, is now serving a sentence in the penitentiary for burglary. Davis and Brewer will be taken to Pueblo today.

Bishop, LTC
LTC Bishop - Chronicle News - November 11, 2014 - LTC Bishop passed away on September 20, 2014 in Plano, Texas. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 40 years, Patsy Jane Bishop, his parents Annie Curtis Bishop and Noyes S. Bishop Sr. and his sister Betty Jo Stapp. He is survived by his brother, Don Curtis Bishop, and his six children, Donald Powers, Donna Haddow, Byron Powers, Raeleen Surratt, Trish Loftus and Mark Bishop. He will be missed dearly by his grandchildren, Christine Powers-Leatherberry, Catherine Powers-James, Kelly Valentine, Kayla Surratt, Lindy Surratt, Sarah Loftus, Ben Loftus, Mariah Judd, Paige Peer, Rebecca Bishop, Racheal Bishop and Mackenzie Bishop. He was blessed with three great-grandchildren, Alessandra Valentine, Sicilia Valentine, and Megan Bishop. He was lovingly awaiting the arrival of his fourth great-grandchild, Scarlett Josephine. He will forever be in our hearts and memories.

Bishop, Mrs.
Mrs. Bishop – Walsenburg World – October 4, 1904 – Died at Walsen, Colorado, Saturday, October 1, 1904, Mrs. Bishop, age 56 years. She leaves one son to mourn her death, who was present at the funeral which was held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock conducted by Rev. Wood. Burial was made in the Masonic Cemetery.

Bissell, C. H. (Rev.)
Rev. C. H. Bissell – Walsenburg World – January 6, 1910 – Death of C. H. Bissell – Florence, December 29 – Rev. C. H. Bissell, father of C. N. Bissell, proprietor of the Daily Citizen, who for 11 years has been prominently identified with the Weekly Chieftain as editor, passed away at 1 o’clock this afternoon after an illness extending over a period of several weeks. His condition has been critical for several days, but for 50 hours previous to his death he was unconscious. Rev. Bissell was born April 19, 1831 in Connecticut. He was a graduate of Hartford Theological Seminary and up to two years ago was prominent in church work. He entered the newspaper field at Humboldt, Iowa, 25 years ago and was later engaged in the business with his son as editor of the business section of the Walsenburg World. Rev. Bissell established the Florence Citizen 11 years ago. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o’clock from the Presbyterian Church, and the remains will be shipped to Pueblo and laid to rest beside his daughter, Mrs. Julia Sager, who died 12 years ago. He is survived by a widow and one son.

Bissell, Judy
Judy Bissell - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2017 - Judy Bissell, 73, passed away Nov. 8, 2017. She was born March 27, 1944, in California. She was a retired LPN. Judy enjoyed going to Cripple Creek and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who brought so much joy to her heart. Judy is survived by her sister, Jane Duncan of Illinois; daughter, Brenda (Michael) Segura; grand-children, Ashley (Gary Hall) Armijo, Danielle (Justin Crain) Armijo, and James (JT) Armijo; six great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends who loved Judy. Celebration of Life, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, Angelus Chapel. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the service.

Bisulco, Evelyn E.
Evelyn E. Bisulco - Chronicle News - August 30, 2016 - Evelyn E. Bisulco, entered Heaven on August 26, 2016. She was 97. She was born on March 27, 1919 to Lois Morrow and James Finch. Evelyn was united in marriage to Maurice Bisulco on February 8, 1941. In 1945, Evelyn, together with her sister in law, Lena Zuech, owned and operated the La Mesa Café in Trinidad, CO. In 1955, she was employed by the Mason Candy Co. in Trinidad as a confectionary. She also worked at the NYA where she was taught how to sew. Evelyn worked for Safeway as a butcher from 1956, until retiring 37 years later on September 1, 1979. Her favorite pastime was gambling and she enjoyed many trips to Las Vegas and Cripple Creek. She also attended many World Series games and Super Bowl games. She was an avid Denver Broncos fan. Evelyn enjoyed fishing, cooking and made amazing cookies. Preceding her in death is mother Lois, father Charles Smith, husband Maurice Bisulco, sisters, Julie (Gregg) DeBella, Eunice (John) Serra, Jimmie (Joe) Bassetti, brothers John Carol (Mabel) Smith, Charles B. (Iva) Smith, brothers and sisters in law, Nick (Mary) Bisulco, Joe (Helen) Bisulco, Alex (Evelyn) Bisulco, Ann (Mike) Dosen, Lena (Joe) Lorenzoni and Marie Moskwa. Evelyn leaves behind nieces and nephews, Joe (Phyllis) Bassetti, Bobbie (Matt) Lucero, J.C. (Missy) Serra, Pat (Debby) Milinazzo, Debbie (Michael) Riccatone, Joani (Harvard) Johnson, Dave (Anna Marie) Moskwa, Judy (Frank) Milavec, Jane (Roy) Mitchell and Janet (Glenn) Givens. She is also survived by numerous great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives and good friends. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Matt, Rob and Bret Lucero, Pat Milinazzo, Jack and Jake Stanton, Jared Horvat, Homer Jones and Michael Riccatone. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home. 

Bitner, Jack
Jack Bitner - Pueblo Chieftain - August 5, 2015 - Jack Bitner, 69, of Las Animas, Colo. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, at the Seed and Supply Church in Las Animas, Colo. Horber Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

Biundo, Josephine
Josephine “Peps” Biundo - Chronicle News - May 3, 2013 - Josephine “Peps” Biundo, age 90, passed away in Raton, New Mexico on April 30, 2013. She was born in Aguilar, Colorado on June 23, 1922, the daughter of Josephine and Pasquale Riggio. A dedicated educator, Josephine began teaching in Aguilar and then taught in Raton from 1962 until she finally left the classrooms at the age of 82, teaching and touching generations of students. She was always cooking something and her kitchen was always open to everyone who walked through the door. You did not leave her house hungry! Preceding her in death are parents, Josephine and Pasquale Riggio, husband Robert Biundo, and brothers Frank and Mike Riggio. Left to cherish her memory are daughters Bernie (Robert) George and Eva Chavez, grandchildren Bobbie (Jimmy) Gonzales, Bernerd (Stacy) George, Robert Chavez, Adam Chavez and Lance Trujillo, great-grandchildren, Jessica and Jerica Gonzales and Jared George, great-great-grandson Zach Redd, and teaching partner and close friend John Southern as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many, many dear friends. She will be truly missed. Please come and celebrate her life on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Raton High School Gymnasium. The family respectfully requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Raton Public Schools Literacy Fund, in care of International Bank, PO Box 1028, Raton, NM 87740. At Peps’ request, cremation has taken place, with private inurnment to take place at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Black, Frank
Frank Black – Walsenburg World – October 27, 1910 – Found Dead – A man afterwards identified as Frank Black, 65 years of age, was found dead in a small arroya just northeast of town. The body had evidently laid in the ditch for a week or 10 days. It is supposed that the man was taken ill while out in the open country, fell in the ditch after dark, and was unable to get out and died there alone. The corner did not think it necessary to impanel a jury.

Black, Mary Sue
Mary Sue Black - The Daily Sentinel - July 6, 2007 - Mary Sue Black July 21, 1933 - July 3, 2007 Our beloved wife and mother, Mary Sue Black (Sullivan) journeyed somewhere over the rainbow on July 3rd at the age of 73. Born in Trinidad, Colorado, Mary Sue was the older of two children of James and Opel Sullivan. She moved to the little town of Grand Junction in the mid-1950's where she raised two beautiful children, Jimmy Pasquin and Suzie Pasquin. Mary Sue was employed for many years by Spartans and TransAmerica Title Insurance, eventually finding and marrying her loving husband, George Black, with whom she owned and operated Grand Cleaners. Many will remember Mary Sue as a fun-loving active member of the Senior Theatre, the Gem and Mineral Club, and the Grand Junction Athletic Club and Spa. Mary Sue was survived by her husband George Black, son Jimmy Pasquin, daughter Suzie Pasquin, sister Margie Whitmyer, and her grandson, Anthony Pasquin. We know Mary Sue's love of life, her laughter, and her spirit will inspire forever! Memorial service will be Saturday, July 7th, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Please make donations to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, PO BOX 60307, Grand Junction, CO 81506.

Black, Robert Clayton
Robert Clayton Black - The Gazette - March 30, 2014 - Bob passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Colorado Springs, after a valiant struggle with multiple myeloma. He was born July 6, 1947, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Kathryn Ann Neill Black and the late Eugene Robert Black. He graduated from Denton, Texas High School in 1965, and enjoyed statewide recognition as one of the state's leading acting and interpretative talents. He received a B.F.A. in Acting from the University of Texas at Austin in 1969, where he studied with the renowned Shakespearean actor, director, and teacher, B. Iden Payne. His performance skills won him roles for several summer seasons at the famed Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon. Bob enjoyed a rich, fulfilling, and expansive career in the theater. Immediately following UT Austin, he toured with the USO in North Africa and Europe, and then entered into a long and rewarding tenure as an actor in residence with the pioneering Trinity Square Repertory Company in Providence, RI. He made seasonal appearances at the Great Lakes Shakespeare festival, the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, and the Dallas Theatre Center, among other venues. While at Trinity, Bob played leading roles in the critically acclaimed PBS productions Brother to Dragons and Feasting with Panthers, directed by the innovative director, Adrian Hall. He starred again as Tom Jones in a dramatization of that early novel. After moving to New York, he was cast as the young Ernest Hemingway (to whom he bore a striking stage resemblance) along with Geraldine Page and Kenneth Haigh in the New York premiere of Tennessee Williams's last play, Clothes for a Summer Hotel. In Los Angeles, he appeared in Under Milk Wood, and in Greater Tuna in Santa Barbara. Throughout his career, Bob enriched the lives of many with his talent, commitment, and dedication to the dramatic arts. Bob's family and friends, however, will remember him also as a multi-talented musician who understood that performance and artistic expression know no boundaries. A pianist, guitarist, composer, and singer, he enhanced the theatre, his church choir, and audiences across the country. A dedicated runner, Bob was particularly proud of the medals he earned after completing several marathons, primarily in Los Angeles. Bob is survived by his mother Kathryn Ann N. Black of Colorado Springs and two brothers: Bill (Mindie) of Philadelphia and Casey (Lone) of South Dakota. He also leaves nephews Niels Black (Madeline) of St. Louis and Matias Black (Mary) of Minneapolis; niece Kathrine Black, also of Minneapolis; and niece Lisa Matson (Michael) and two grand-nieces, Rebecca and Elizabeth Matson, all of Exton, Pennsylvania. Those of us who were fortunate enough to share his love and his dedication to art and life or benefit from his service to his fellow man will always revere him and keep him close to our hearts. We will celebrate Bob's life at a gathering in the family home near Cuchara this summer on the occasion of his 67th birthday. Memorial contributions to Bob's life can be sent to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, the International Multiple Myeloma Foundation, or Trinity Square Repertory Company.

Blackburn, Allen C.
Allen C. Blackburn – Walsenburg World – October 10, 1918 – Allen C. Blackburn of Pueblo is among those reported killed in France in the casualty list.

Blackburn, Lorraine Joy
Lorraine Joy (Kipper) Blackburn - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2016 - Lorraine Joy (Kipper) Blackburn, 89, of Pueblo West, passed away from this life on April 25, 2016. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dorsey Kipper; her parents, Roy and Rose Thatcher of Las Animas, Colo.; and her seven siblings. Lorraine is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Ed Blackburn of Pueblo West, Colo.; and her children, Kipper Dale of Seattle, Wash., Roy Kipper of Centennial, Colo., Sandra Jorgenson of Colorado Springs, Colo., Patrick Kipper of Loveland, Colo., and Mike Kipper of Centennial, Colo. She also is survived by three stepchildren, Robert Blackburn of Golden, Colo., Pamila Knollenburg of Longmont, Colo., and Lori Telfer of Craig, Colo.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lorraine was a devoted Christian whose love was shown through her sewing, painting, cooking, nurturing and love for her family. Lorraine was a loving mother, wife, grandmother and friend to all. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Frontier Hospice, 4718 N. Elizabeth St., Suite A, Pueblo, CO 81008. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 29, at Sonrise Church, 421 E. Spaulding Ave., Pueblo West, Colo. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. at the Bent County Las Animas Cemetery in Las Animas, Colo.

Blackburn, Robert K.
Robert K. “Spook” Blackburn - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 2015 - Robert K. “Spook” Blackburn, 69, of Lakewood, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 26, 2015. Celebration of Life at a later date.

Blackerby, James Harton
James Harton Blackerby - Chronicle News - January 29, 2004 - James Harton Blackerby, 95, died December 28, 2003. Born in Wheeler, Texas, Mr. Blackerby was a son of the late Dr. Robert Ernest Blackerby and Ruby Harton Blackerby. He attended school in Branson, Trinidad, and Berwind, CO, graduating from Berwind High School in 1928. He was a 1932 graduate from Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO. He then worked with the Forestry Conservation Corp., surveying southeastern forests. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Mounted Beach Patrol. For the next 35 years, he worked in the Forestry Dept. for Union Camp in Georgia. A resident of Brunswick, GA, he was a member of the Hinesville Masonic Lodge No. 271 and the First United Methodist Church, serving as secretary/treasurer of the Sunday School and church for many years. After retiring from Union Camp, he moved to Columbia, S.C. and up until three years before his health, he was a volunteer for the Harvest Food Bank, where he received the “Extra Mile” award. Mr. Blackerby was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Flanagan Blackerby, two sisters Erma Steele of Dalhart, Texas and Mabel Manion of Denver, CO; and a brother, Bob Blackerby of Aurora, CO. Survivors include his daughter, Elane (Jay) Kennerly of Columbia, S.C.; and two sisters, Ida Sue (Foster) Pachorek of Trinidad, CO and Vesta Toller of Raton, NM.

Blackman, Elsie LaVerne
Elsie LaVerne Komora Blackman - Chronicle News - April 27, 2005 - Elsie LaVerne Komora Blackman, age 81, passed away April 7, 2005 at home in Hawthorne, Calif. She was born in Dawson, NM, to Albert and Julia Komora. She was formerly of Sopris, Colo. She leaves one daughter, Karen Kelly; four grandchildren; six-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Lorraine Nelson of Prescott, Ariz.

Blackman, William Lee
William Lee Blackman – Huerfano World – February 12, 2015 – William “Billy” Lee Blackman 8-11-1976 ~ 12-29-2014 - Another carpenter resides in Heaven. He was not a perfect man; not a messiah. At times he was a teacher. He taught his family and friends that holding a grudge only hurt the one holding it. He taught us that one should never be afraid to laugh at one’s self, and no matter your choices, Jesus should always be in the front seat. Billy’s favorite pass- times were hanging out with family and friends playing Yatzee, pool, and poker, playing basketball with kids, and watching the Redskins play (and mostly lose). He loved driving on old mountain dirt roads with a six-pack, and music on the radio. He never got lost, just found shortcuts that took longer, and often ended up at a canal or steep incline where most people would just turn around, but not Billy. He would conquer them all, mostly leading to truck repairs. He always loved an adventure. Billy was one of the funniest and most entertaining people to be around. He loved to barbeque, and everyone was starving, waiting for him to get done. Billy was never in a rush and took life one day at a time. He made friends easily where ever he was and was faithful to family and friends. When people came to him for help, he rarely said no, even when he wanted to. His heart was strong, but his body became weak, and God said, “No more.” Billy was preceded in death by both sets of grandparents, Felix and Nadine Blackman and Fred and Velma Hasenack. He is survived by and will be deeply missed by his loving parents, Bill and Jan Blackman; his fiancé, Corina Benavidez; stepchildren Josh Olguin, and Travis (T.J.)King, and Brianna King; his sister, Brandi (Chris, whom he called a full-fledged brother) Ward; nieces Meagan “Megalific” Ward, Stacey “Sister” Ward, Brittany “Bratny” Ward; nephews Matthew “Potato” Ward, and Christopher “Bubba” Ward, all of Phoenix, AZ; aunts Karen Meares of Walsenburg, Jeanne (Sonny) Valdez of Scurry, TX; cousins, Eston Chandler of Bedford, TX; Chris and Rachel Meares of Acworth, GA; and Kasie Valdez of Scurry, TX; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. A funeral service was held on January 5, 2015 at Menke Funeral Home Chapel in Sun City, AZ. At his request, Billy was cremated.

Blackmore, Robert L.
Robert L. Blackmore - Pueblo Chieftain - August 6, 2017 - Robert L. Blackmore, 76, born Jan. 11, 1941; passed away Aug. 4, 2017. Preceded in death by mother, Betty Blackmore; father, Lawrence Blackmore; brother, Bernie Blackmore; son, Robbie Kummer; and son, Jason Wells. Survived by his wife of 25 years, Judy Blackmore; sons, Rob (Julie) Blackmore, Tony (Chrissie) Blackmore, Dennis (Jaimie) Wells, Gary (Christina) Kummer; daughter, Jillian Masset; brothers, Bill (Darlene), Ben (Cathy) Blackmore; sister, Brenda Ervin; 10 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Bob was born in Traverse City, Mich. Bob retired from Patterson Dental. He spent eight years in the USAF. He loved playing golf, raising pigs, and having fun.

Blacksten, Happy Gary
Happy Gary Blacksten - The Chronicle News - May 4, 2017 - Happy Gary Blacksten of Springer, N.M. passed away at the age of 63. Happy Gary Blacksten was born in Springer, N.M. on February 8, 1954 to Art and Adalee Blacksten. He graduated from Springer High School in 1972 with 12 years of perfect attendance. Happ went on to become a well-known businessman. During his life he touched the hearts of many, many people across the nation. He proved to be an intelligent businessman, rancher, farmer, and hounds man. He was most passionate about hunting the mountains in the surrounding area. Some would say Happ is "THE Legend." Through his business dealings, Happ created numerous acquaintances and many great friendships. Many friends became family. Stories will be told of Happ for decades to come!! Happ truly had a captivating personality which others loved to be around. Happ is very well known to be a man of his word, loyal, honest and the most hard working man you've ever met. Happ is predeceased by his parents, Art and Adalee Blacksten; his brothers, Herbert Blacksten, Hailey Blacksten, and Harvey Blacksten. Happ is survived by his eldest brother, Howard Blacksten and sister, Gracy Blacksten, and nephew, Mac Blacksten. Happ is also lovingly remembered by his companion Robin; his three children, Zachary Blacksten, Zandra Blacksten, Zoann Blacksten; his 2 step children, Jake Pilley, Chaz Pilley; along with 8 grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family members. His grandchildren were the light of his life! Happ truly touched the lives of so many and will continue to be a part of our every day lives. The memorial services will commence at The Maverick Club in Cimarron, N.M. on Sunday, May 7th at 11 a.m. The family would like to welcome all to stay at the Maverick club for a potluck lunch. Please feel free to bring a dish or drink to share. The potluck lunch will also allow for all to share stories of Happ Blacksten. The family will have a memorial plank placed at the museum at Philmont and welcome all to visit the special place for decades to come.

Blackstone, Michael W.
Michael W. Blackstone - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 2014 - Michael W. Blackstone, 52, passed away Sept. 18, 2014. Funeral service in Mount Pleasant, Texas, at a later date.

Blackwell, Gloria Eileen
Gloria Eileen Blackwell - Pueblo Chieftain - February 3, 2016 - Gloria Eileen Blackwell. “Go-Go” passed away Feb. 1, 2016, in Pueblo, Colo. She was born Aug. 5, 1925, to Bert May and Margaret Brown. She married Elbert Blackwell July 11, 1942. He was the love of her life. They had many great years together camping and RVing. She was known as Grandma Gloria by her many great friends and caretakers at University Park Care Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Blackwell; her parents, Burt and Margaret May; and brothers, Donald May, Terry May and Daryl May. She is survived by her son, Larry (Marilynn) Blackwell of St. Louis, Mo.; daughters, Janice (Larry) Goulet and Diane (John) Smith, Pueblo, Colo.; sisters, Mildred Cochran of Illinois and Shirley Buckingham of Missouri; sisters-in-law, Betty May and Hazel May; 11 grandchildren; 26 great- grandchildren; four great- great-grandchildren, who loved their grandma Go-Go; and many nieces and nephews who loved their Aunty Go-Go. She will be truly missed by all. There will be no service, per her request. Cremation will take place by Romero Funeral Home.

Blackwell, Kelly
Kelly Susan (Cekis) Blackwell - Pueblo Chieftain - April 5, 2016 - Kelly Susan (Cekis) Blackwell. Sunrise, Aug. 17, 1960. Kelly Susan (Cekis) Blackwell Sunset, March 29, 2016. Born to Ed Harrison and Jackie Cekis. Attended East High School; worked as caring CNA. Survived by mother, siblings, daughters, grandsons and adopted kids. Services, 2 p.m. April 7, Lake Avenue Baptist Church. Receiving family and friends at 5338 Highway 96 West after services.

Blain, Bryce David
Bryce David Blain - Huerfano World Journal - December 7, 2017 - Bryce David Blain left his family and friends Nov. 23, 2017, Thanksgiving Day. Bryce started his journey on June 21, 1931, in Casper, Wyo. He served in the Navy from August 1948 to August 1952 as a radio operator on the U.S. Perkins during the Korean War. He traveled the roads of Wyoming and Northern Colorado working for NCR and ended that career as general manager of the Denver branch. In 1970, he bought into partnership of the Big R stores in Lamar and La Junta and, in 1977, bought his partner out. Bryce and Judy added two more stores before their retirement in 2000. They moved to the home outside of La Veta that they had built in 1986. Bryce loved the valley and his best days were when he could get on the Cat or tractor. Bryce leaves his wife and best friend of 40 years, Judy Blain; daughters, Kimberly Blain, Dana (Carl) Kelley; son, Dave (Karla) Blain; mother of his children, Sally Blain; sisters-in-law, Norma Winchester and Janice Beale; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; his extended family and many friends and memories. Interment will be at the La Veta Cemetery. A tribute to Bryce will be held at noon Dec. 15, 2017, at the La Veta 4-H Building. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the La Veta Fire Department or La Veta Quick Response Team.

Blair, Amos
Amos P. Blair – Pueblo Chieftain – November 7, 1918 – Day’s Casualty List – Coloradoans – Slightly Wounded – Amos J. Blair, Sopris. Pueblo Chieftain – January 4, 1919 – Day’s Casualty List – Coloradoans – Died of Disease – Amos P. Blair, Sopris. Section 1 – The following casualties are reported by the Commanding General of the American Expeditionary Forces: Died of Disease – Privates – Amos P. Blair, Sopris, Colo. Note: Amos Blair lived in Pueblo, Colorado in 1916 and 1917. He died on November 27, 1918 and was buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad, Colorado.

Blair, Madison Grace
Madison Grace Blair - Chronicle News - September 13, 2016 - Madison Grace Blair, (Maddy), our sweet baby girl was born September 8, 2016. She went to be with the Lord, Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 5:17 a.m. An angel wrote in the Book of Life, our baby's date of birth, then whispered as she closed the book, "Too beautiful for earth." Waiting to welcome Madison into Heaven's gates were grandparents Martin Quintero, Fred and Carrie Lovato, Patricia Ullendorf, Geraldine and W.T. Blair. Madison left behind Mommy and Daddy Lucille and Zack Blair, Trinidad, Colo., two big sisters Aubrey and Gabriella Blair, Nana and Papo, Pat and George Lovato, Trinidad, Colo., Grandma (Ammie) and Papa, Vanessa and Ted Blair, Trinidad, Colo., Great-Grandfather, Myron Ullendorf, Taylorsville, Miss, Great-Grandma, Betty Quintero, Trinidad, Colo., Uncles and Aunts, Justin (Samantha) Singletary, Jason (Shelly) Singletary, George (Celina) Lovato, Courtney (Coty) Smith, Dillon (Stephanie) Squires, numerous cousins and other relatives. Memorial Services will be Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Comi Chapel with Pastor Cary Nelson officiating. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Blake, Henry
Henry Blake – Walsenburg World – September 17, 1908 – Obituary – Died on Wednesday morning at 2 o’clock, September 2, Mr. Henry Blake, age 78 years. Mr. Blake had been a sufferer from cancer for several years. He was not, however, bedfast until Monday night, when he retired in his usual good health at 9 o’clock and becoming unconscious, never rallied up to the time of his death. A short funeral service was conducted on Wednesday afternoon from the church, Rev. Buhrman officiating.

Blake, Lucille
Lucille Blake - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 2016 - Lucille Blake, 98, passed away June 21, 2016. Survived by her children, Donna Jo (Aaron Gordon) Blake, M.D. of Durango and John (Cindy) Blake of Beulah; grandsons, Joshua Gordon-Blake and Jesse Gordon-Blake, both of Chicago, Ill. Preceded in death by her husband, Marvin A. Blake; sister, Ernest Lee Johnston; brother-in-law, Edgar Johnston; and nephew, Ed Douglas Johnston. Lucille was born to Eddie and Josie Lee Freeland on Oct. 3, 1917, in White, Ark. Graduate of Crossett High School in Crossett, Ark., Parkland Hospital School of Nursing in Dallas, Texas, and Baylor University Hospital School of Anesthesia in Dallas, Texas. She worked 10 years at Dallas Parkland Hospital and married Marvin Blake in 1940. In 1948, Lucille and Marvin moved to Pueblo, where she worked as a nurse anesthetist at all three hospitals, retiring from Colorado State Hospital in 1979. Lucille was an active member of First Baptist Church for 60 years and Christian Challengers Sunday School for 55 years. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, July 18, 2016, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association through the funeral home.

Blakely, Thomas (Child of)
Child of Thomas Blakely – Walsenburg World – April 5, 1894 – Thomas Blakely, whose little child died a few weeks ago, is suffering from rheumatism in his feet and limbs. He says he will go back to “pa” soon. Colorado is too much for him.

Blan, Abel L.
Abel L. Blan - Chronicle News - February 18, 2016 - Abel L. Blan, 71, of Pueblo was born in Trinidad, Colo. on April 2, 1944; went to be with the Lord on February 11, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Margaret Blan, and infant sister, Mary Lee. Abel is survived by his siblings, Rose (Richard) Gomez, Linda Blan, Margaret Martinez, Maria Pollack, Raymond (Beverly) Blan, Lila (Phillip) Valdez and Tom (Judy) Blan; goddaughter, Margarita; godson, Salvador; special nephew, Manuel and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Abel enjoyed working in his yard, gardening, woodworking and mechanical work. He also enjoyed playing his guitar, going to yard sales, watching the Broncos play and spending time with his family. Abel also retired from South High School as a Custodian. Viewing 10 a.m., Saturday, with Memorial Service, 11 a.m., Romero Chapel.

Blan, Esmeralda
Esmeralda "Vivian" Blan - Chronicle News - January 19, 2011 - Esmeralda "Vivian" Blan, 56, died January 13, 2011, in Colorado Springs. She was born December 14, 1954, in Trinidad to Tony and Louise (Arguello) Gonzales. She graduated from Trinidad High School and attended TSJC. She married Dennis Blan on January 11, 1974 in the Holy Trinity Rectory. She was a homemaker and an animal lover. Her family said she was a very loving, caring, thoughtful wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend. She loved her daughter and grandchildren; taking rides and visiting with relatives and friends; doing crosswords and being very punctual. Her pets were her guardian angles and she was devoted to them. She was preceded in death by her sister Lillian Mae Gonzales, aunt Armelinda Blan and mother-in-law Antonia Blan. She is survived by her parents of Trinidad; her husband Dennis, North Garcia; daughter Tina (Tim) Montoya, Trinidad; brother Joey Gonzales, Cokedale; Sister, Antoinette (John) Gilmore, Cokedale; grandchildren Misty (Anthony) Arroyo, Aurora; Craig (Tiffany) Montoya, Trinidad; Lauren Montoya, Sterling; great-grandchildren Alex and Kylie. Pallbearers will be Tim Montoya, Craig Montoya, John Gilmore, Michael Blan, Dennis Montoya, Camillo Tarango Honorary Pallbearers, Debbie Paine, Barbara Grosso, Julia Garcia, Lori Tarango, Granddaughters, great grandchildren and many numerous friends. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to Noah's Ark. Visitation will be Thursday, January 20, 2011, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Friday, January 21, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Family can be contacted at daughters address 305 E. Camillus St. Trinidad Co. Reception immediately following the services at Eagles Hall. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements .

Blan, Margaret E.
Margaret E. Blan - Chronicle News - June 12, 2008 - Margaret E. Blan, was born in Taos, NM, January 28, 1925 went to be with the Lord and her beloved husband, Samuel, on June 9, 2008. Preceded in death by parents, brothers, sister and infant daughter Mary Lee. Survived by eight children Rose (Richard) Gomez, Linda Blan, Abel Blan, Margaret Martinez, Maria Pollack, Raymond (Beverly) Blan, Lila (Phillip) Valdez, Tom (Judy) Blan and several grand children and great-grandchildren. Also survived by sister Mary (Eloy) Jeantette, sister-in-law, Alberta Duran, and several nieces and nephews. Margaret was a loving and giving wife and mother, who with her husband Samuel, raised eight children through some difficult times, but her faith in God kept them going. She also had a special love for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren which she helped care for whenever she was needed. She loved cooking for her son, Abel, who was a special companion to her. Margaret loved flowers and her roses were her pride and joy. She enjoyed sitting in her backyard and visiting with her special neighbors, Diana, Kathy, and Gloria. Visitation will be on Thursday, June 12 from noon-5 p.m. at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 13, 2008 at Holy Family Catholic Church. Internet will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Blanc, Hilda M.
Hilda M. Blanc Survived - Pueblo Chieftain - May 6, 2015 - Hilda M. Blanc, 82, passed away May 1, 2015. by her children, Jack (Patty) Blanc Jr. of Pueblo and Cathy (Jim) Stanek of St. Paul, Minn.; brother, Fidel Aguirre Jr. of Littleton; grandchildren, Jason Stanek, Sarah (Jonathan) Mills, Larissa (John) Gavin, Kerri (Ryan) Acosta, Meghan (Jesus) Lopez, Jack (Alison) Blanc III, Ashly Blanc; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Jack A. Blanc; son, Michael Blanc; siblings, Raymond Aguirre, Felia Arellano, Rosanna Laydon, Lucille Laydon, Alvin Aguirre and Eddie Aguirre. Hilda was born to Fidel and Josephine Aguirre on July 1, 1932, in Walsenburg, and was a longtime Pueblo resident. She was a member of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, where she was the administrative assistant for more than 20 years. Hilda was a lovely person who had a contagious laugh and a wonderful sense of humor. She always was concerned about others before herself. She had a great love for her grandchildren and was very proud of all of their accomplishments. Her love of animals echoed her kind and loving nature. Her smile and beautiful spirit will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her. Hilda also was a member of the Legion of Mary and acted as a Eucharistic Minister, reaching out to many of the homebound. Special thanks to Lorraine Guerin, the staff at Innovage, and the staff at Life Care Center. Visitation 30 minutes prior to the Mass. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, May 8, 2015, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand Avenue. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Those who desire, may make memorials to American Lung Association or Pueblo Animal Shelter, c/o Montgomery & Steward.

Blanchard, Charlene
Charlene Blanchard - Pueblo Chieftain - January 31, 2015 - Charlene Blanchard, 66. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Blanchfield, Doris Jane
Doris Jane (Allee) Blanchfield - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 2016 - Doris Jane (Allee) Blanchfield, loving mom and caregiver, born Dec. 27, 1935, passed away peacefully July 19, 2016, at her home. She was preceded in death by husband, George; parents, Bill and Alice Allee; other dear family members and precious animals. Doris is survived by sister, Laura King; brother, Gary Allee; children, Lesley Morgan, Mark (Mayre Lou) Blanchfield, Richard (Debbie) Blanch-field, Denise (Doug) Phelps, Kenneth Robbe and Cat Robbe; grandchildren, Jennifer Jones, Ashley Beard, Steven Blanchfield, Ryan Blanchfield, Megan Ware, Garret Gold, Jay Gold, Tasha Robbe and Paige Robbe. She also leaves behind several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, her wonderful caregivers, other family and friends, and beloved pets, Ritz and Trixie. Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, at Imperial Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Doris to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Blanchfield’s Butterflies, or PAWS for Life Animal Rescue.

Blasi, Anna Theresa
Anna Theresa Blasi - Chronicle News - September 24, 2004 - Anna Theresa Blasi, lifetime resident of Jansen, passed away on September 22, 2004. She was born in Florence, Colorado on April 27, 1918 to Margaret M. (Vidano) and John Begoveva. On October 3, 1937, Anna was united in marriage to Joseph C. Blasi at Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Trinidad, Colorado. She enjoyed gardening, tending to her flowers, homemaking, and cooking. Preceding her in death are parents Margaret and John Begoveva; beloved husband Joseph C. Blasi; half-brother Joe R. Arrigo; and sister Elizabeth Hitt. Survivors are son Albert (Phyllis) Blasi, Hoehne; daughters Alberta (Lee) Just, Trinidad, Joan (Jim) Sciacca, Westminster, Co., Kathleen (Bruce) Bowie, Santa Rosa, Ca., Patti (Bob) Abel, Westminster, Co.; sisters-in-law Katherine Blasi, Albuquerque, N.M., Phil Arrigo, San Jose, Ca., 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel.

Blasi, Billie Mae
Billie Mae Blasi - Chronicle News - June 8, 2016 - Billie Mae Blasi, age 78, passed away in Pueblo, Colo. on June 6, 2016. She was born in Valdez, Colo., the daughter of Myrtle and William Wozniak She will best be remembered for baking and decorating her delicious wedding and all occasion cakes. A devoted Wife, loving Mother, gentle and caring Grandmother, she will be missed by her family and friends. She is preceded in death by parents, husband Dominic Blasi Sr. and brothers and sisters in law. Survivors are her children, Steve (Barbie) Blasi, Trinidad, Debra (Fred) Crawford, Artesia, N.M., Dominic (Lori) Blasi, Trinidad, Colo., grandchildren, David, Veronica, Anna, Samantha and Steve Crawford, Alexis Padilla, Ashley (Daniel) Romero, Loretta and Dalton Avis, Dustin Keith, great-grandchild, Liam Romero, sisters and brothers in law, Betty Jo (Chuck) Gyurman, Hoehne, Mike Blasi, Pueblo, Betty Blasi, Trinidad, Richard Hadad, Albuquerque, N.M., Joe Hadad, Trinidad, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Liturgy of the Word will be Friday, June 10, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Blasi, Dominic Sr.
Dominic (Dom) Blasi, Sr. - Chronicle News - September 14, 2009 - Dominic (Dom) Blasi, Sr. passed away unexpectedly at home on September 9, 2009 at the age of 80. He was born on January 28, 1929 in Jansen, Colorado to Angelo and Bertha Blasi. Dominic and Billie Wozniak were married at St. Joseph’s Church on January 26, 1957. Dominic served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was so very proud to have done so. After farming and ranching with his father, brothers and sisters, he worked at Wozniak Oil Company and he was so proud to work with his son, Steve at Steve Blasi Trucking. He also repaired saws and enjoyed working in his little Blasi Chainsaw Service Shop. Dom was affectionately known as the “Saw Man”. He loved to walk two or more miles daily. Dominic also loved playing and teasing the family dogs. He was known and loved by so many people, strangers, family and friends. Always a joy, a loving and pleasant, soft spoken man, he was always around as a husband and dad. His hugs and kisses will always be treasured and missed. Preceding him in death are parents, Bertha and Angelo Blasi; in-laws, Myrtle and William Wozniak; sisters and brothers, Carrie (William) Paravecchio, John Blasi, Lucy Blasi, Mary Ann Ha-dad, Fred Blasi, Carol Ann Swanson, Tony (Annabelle) Blasi, Louis Blasi; sister-in-law, Mary Margaret Blasi and brother-in-law, Frank Cerame. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Billie Mae Blasi; children, Steve Blasi (Barbie Avis), Debra (Fred) Crawford, Dominic B. (Lori) Blasi, Jr., all of Trinidad; sisters, Irene Cerame, Trinidad; Minnie (Pete) DeCristino, Trinidad; Theresa (Dick) Hadad, Albuquerque, N.M.; Esther (Lou) DeCresentis, Brighton; Betty Jo (Chuck) Gyurman, Hoehne; brother, Mike Blasi, Pueblo; brothers-in-law, Joe Hadad, Trinidad; Bill Swanson, Arvada; sister-in-law, Betty Blasi, Trinidad; grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, many dear friends and best friends, Bess and Bill Jolly, Jim Jolly and Gene Pantano Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, September 14, 2009 at Holy Trinity Church. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by the Ft. Carson Honor Guard. Honorary and active pallbearers are his family and his many, many friends. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Blasi, Eva Ann
Eva Ann Blasi – Chronicle News – January 20, 2003 – Eva Ann Blasi, age 90, passed away at Mt. San Raphael Hospital on January 17, 2003. She was born in Tioga, Colorado, on June 21, 1912 to Mary (Iskra) and Michael Ferkovich. On June 26, 1936, Eva was united in marriage to Alex Blasi at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinidad, Colorado. She liked to crochet and tending to her gardener. Eva loved spending time visiting with her family and friends.. Preceding her in death are her parents, Michael and Mary Ferkovich, husband Alex Blasi, brothers and sisters Philip Ferkovich, John Ferkovich, Frances Butkovich, Alex Ferkovich, Helen Zagar and Steve Ferkovich. Survivors are her sister Mary E. Connelly, Denver, sisters-in-law, Catherine Blasi, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Ann Blasi, Jansen, numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Vigil rites will be Monday, January 20, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Chuck Blasi, Keith Blasi, Anthony Blasi, Bob Just, Chad Sciacca, and Scott Abel. Immediately following the services friends are invited to gather with the family at Twin Pines Clubhouse Restaurant. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to Holy Trinity Church. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Blasi, Louis Francis
Louis Francis Blasi - Chronicle News - November 16, 2005 - Louis Francis Blasi, wonderful Husband, Father and Grandfather, passed away unexpectedly at Mt. San Rafael Hospital on November 14, 2005. He was 78. He was born in Jansen, Colorado on January 14, 1927 to Bertha (James) and Angelo Blasi. Louie served in the United States Army during WWII. On April 16, 1955, Louis was united in marriage to Betty Buccola in Trinidad, Co. He was retired from Leone Construction and enjoyed 20 years of his retirement using his skills and talents to help others. He was active in his church, enjoyed the friendship of many dear friends, and was loved by all who knew him. Preceding him in death are parents, Bertha and Angelo; siblings Carrie (William) Parvechio, Tony (Annabelle) Blasi, Lucy Blasi, John Blasi, Carol Ann Swanson, and Fred Blasi. Survivors are wife of 50 years, Betty L. Blasi, home address; children, Donald (Christiane) Blasi, Alliance, Nebraska, Vic (Karen) Blasi, Durango, Co., Brenda (Ronald) Montera, Trinidad, Jennifer (Victor) Baker, Slidell, Louisiana, Colette (Scott) D’Amour, Castle Rock, Co.; grandchildren, Olivier Blasi, Christophe Blasi, Pascale Blasi, Jason Blasi, Justin Blasi, Brandan Montera, Jeffrey Montera, Shannon Montera, Marcus Montera, Rachel Baker, Seth Baker, Logan D’Amour, Jacob D’Amour; siblings, Dominic (Billie) Blasi, Trinidad, Irene (Frank) Cerame, Trinidad, Minnie (Pete) DeCristino, Trinidad, Mary Ann (Joe) Hadad, Trinidad, Theresa (Dick) Hadad, Albuquerque, NM, Esther (Lou) DeCresentis, Denver, Betty Jo (Charles) Gyurman, Trinidad, Mike Blasi, Pueblo; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Bill Swanson, Denver, Mary Ida (Bud) Oliver, Northglenn, Co., JoAnn (Gerald) Maes, Trinidad, Cyril Ehresman Billings, Montana; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of many friends. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 2:00PM-6:00PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Vigil Rites will be Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at 7:00PM at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral will be Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 10:00AM at Holy Trinity Church with Funeral Mass celebrated by Fr. Tom Melancon. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers are Louie’s many friends. Active Pallbearers are his grandchildren. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at St. Joseph’s Hall. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Blatman, Adam
Adam Blatman - Chronicle News - November 30, 2007 - Adam Blatman, age 90, died on November 28, 2007 in Des Plaines, Illinois. He was born in Poland on September 3, 1917. His wife is Janina Blatman and he was the father of Wanda Wojdyla and Bozena Skoczek. Grandkids, Iwona, Grzegorz, Andrzej, Adam and John. There will be a graveside service at the Catholic Cemetery on Monday December 3, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Blatnick, Gladys M.
Gladys M. Blatnick - Pueblo Chieftain – August 31, 2014 - Gladys M. Blatnick, 79, passed away Aug. 28, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward. Gladys is survived by sons, Ed (Susan), Adam (Tammy) and Randy Blatnick; grandchildren, Tiffany and Joe Blatnick; sisters, Betty Savage and Shirley Ashenbrenner; and other family members. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing and watching the Broncos. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at the funeral home. Parastas, 6 p.m., Thursday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, both at St. Michael’s Orthodox Christian Church. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Blatnick, Norma
Norma Blatnick - Chronicle News - July 8, 2009 - Norma Blatnick, born in Baxter Springs, Kansas, has crossed over from this world to be with her parents in the next: Grace Tudor-Turnbull, Edward Frank Turnbull; siblings, Orlin Turn-bull, Leonard Turnbull, and Eleanor (Sam) Blatnick; husband, Henry Blatnick; and sons, Rodger Allen and Ray Gene. Norma is with her family who has passed before her to watch over we who remain: Brother, Lloyd (Carol) Turnbull; sons, Henry Blatnik and Bill (Diane) Blatnick; daughters, Pamala (Ray) Trujillo and Carol (Leonard) Barros. She will also watch over her grandchildren, Brandon (Eric) Blatnik, Jeremy Trujillo, Rodger (Erica) Blatnik, Cameron Blatnik, Jerry (Stephanie) Trujillo, Daniel Blatnick, Amber Blatnick, Lora Ann Romero, Nisha (Sean) McCarville, Anne Barros, Beth (Mike) Medina, Matthew Barros, as well as many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. Norma was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary 985. She actively supported the Stonewall Volunteer Fire Department. She was a great mom, friend and better role model. She spent more than 40 years donating her time and energy to the Segundo Senior Citizens'-Kennedy Center, first as a volunteer and later as Volunteer Director, helping keep alive treasured community programs like the Ticky Tacky Club and the senior nutrition meals, crafts and activities. In 2005, South Central Council of Governments Region 14 Area Agency on Aging Director Michael A. Espinosa nominated her as a recipient of the Allen Buckingham Senior Leadership Legacy Award. The qualifications for this award are: 1) Exemplified leadership experience. 2) Participating and leading activities which improve quality of life for seniors. 3) Numerous accomplishments in the field of aging, and 4) Demonstrating skill in articulating and sharing experiences. This meritorious award was granted to Norma from a pool of dozens of nominees from across the state of Colorado. It is wonderful to be recognized for something that one does so lovingly. As evidence of Norma's giving spirit, she donated her body to science in hopes that, in her own small way, it will make all of our lives better. Friends and family are welcome to join us in a celebration of her life at the Eagles Bingo Hall on the corner of Nevada and Pine Streets, 5 p.m. Thursday, July 9th. If you have any photos, memorabilia, or stories, please feel free to bring them so that we all can share in the joy of her life. Norma did not care for cut flowers, so in lieu of flowers, please donate to a fund set-up in her name at the Century Savings and Loan to help support her favorite programs, scholarships, grants, and charities.

Blatnick, Randy J.
Randy J. Blatnick - Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 2017 - Randy J. Blatnick, 50, passed away Aug. 22, 2017. Survived by brothers, Edward Blatnik (Susan) and Adam Blatnick (Tammy); niece and nephew, Tiffany and Joe Blatnick; aunts, Betty Ann Savage and Shirley Aschen-Brenner; and other relatives. Preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Gladys Blatnick, whom he cared for during their golden years. Randy's great love was painting, and he received a number of awards for his works. Parastas, 6 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Michael Orthodox Church, 801 W. Summit Ave., Pueblo, CO 81001. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to St. Michael's in Randy's memory.

Blatnick, Robert F.
Robert F. "Horse" Blatnick - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2016 - Robert F. “Horse” Blatnick, 90, passed away on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Johanna and Frank “Fritz” Blatnick; sister, Betty; and granddaughter, Alia Carrillo. Robert is survived by wife of 69 years, Marie; children, Gary (Cheryl) Blatnick, Dianne (Pete) Carrillo; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Robert served during WWII in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946. He was retired from CF&I Steel Corp. He was a member of Elks No. 90, Fraternal Order of Eagles and Preseren Glee Club. Visitation, 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, followed by rosary recitation at 6 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at Shrine of St. Therese. Interment at Roselawn. In lieu of food and flowers, please make a donation through the funeral home in his honor to the AJC Foundation, in remembrance of his granddaughter, Alia Carrillo. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Blatnick, Ronald Charles
Ronald Charles Blatnick - Pueblo Chieftain - July 2, 2014 - Ronald Charles Blatnick, 56, passed away June 28, 2014, due to injuries received in a car accident. He is survived by his parents, Richard Blatnick and Virginia Geonetta Blatnick; wife, Vicki; sons, Vincent (Dania), Eric (Claudia), and Jordan Blatnick; four grandchildren; and aunts, Pauline Buffalo and Annette Geonetta. Ronald graduated from Centennial High School in 1976, attended college in Dodge City, then moved to Wichita in 1990. He worked for Kriz Davis since 2004 in inside sales and was an avid Notre Dame fan. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Thursday, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Blatnick, Virginia
Virginia Blatnick - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2016 - Virginia Blatnick, 87, passed away May 18, 2016. She was preceded in death by her son, Ronald Blatnick. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Richard Blatnick; daughter-in-law, Vicki; three grandsons, Vincent (Dania), Eric (Claudia) and Jordan; and five great-grandchildren. She will be remembered for her avid love of the Colorado Rockies and Denver Broncos. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. today, May 22, 2016, at George McCarthy Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

Blatnik, Cameron David
Cameron David Blatnik - Chronicle News - September 17, 2015 - Cameron David Blatnik born June 1, 1998 left us on September 12, 2015. Cameron is survived by his mother Dana Hutton-Veltri and husband Bill Bowie, father Henry Blatnik, brothers Chris, Alex, Brendon and Rodger. Sisters-in-law Teena, Ashley and Erika. Grandma Marlene, nieces and nephews Madson, Zoe, Constance, Hunter, Kyra and Tanner. Cameron was a senior at Springer High School and always wore his favorite shorts to school; he lettered in football and track and was a state champion in the 1600 medley relay and played basketball. He loved his football team mates. He helped build the scepter which lines the streets from the school. His pattern for the shirts the football team will wear was his design. He loved his Mustang and hated his Camaro. He was secretary of the Springer Explorers Police Department raising money. Cameron loved the parades, and was excited about homecoming this year. Cameron’s dream was to become a Calvary scout for the U.S. Army, we were so proud of you!! He loved his cat Ava and dog Bandit, aunt and uncles, Carol and Leonard, Bill and Brandon, Eric, Daniel and Amber. Memorial services will be Saturday September 19, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home Chapel with Mike Herrera officiating. In lieu of flowers or food, the family requests donations be made to the International Bank in Springer or Century Savings and Loan in Trinidad, CO. Arrangements and celebration of love for Cameron David Blatnik are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

Blatnik, Sandra R.
Sandra R. Blatnik - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 2014 - Sandra R. Blatnik, 66, passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 17, 2014. Preceded in death by her mother, Marilyn Bertholf; father, Donald Litton; grandmothers, Beulah Ehrlinger and Zola Litton; and uncle, Orton Ehrlinger. Survived by siblings, Pam Wallace, Charles Jr. (Gwen) Bertholf and David (Michelle) Bertholf; daughter, Gina Croshal; grandson, Alec Croshal; stepson, Todd (Linda) Blatnik; numerous nieces, nephews and grandchildren as well as other beloved family members and dear friends. Sandi was born in Pueblo on June 3, 1948. She moved with her family to Colorado Springs in 1972, to work in the medical profession as a bookkeeper. In 1979, she moved to Portland, Ore., to manage a doctor’s office. Soon after, she began working as a consultant for Portland’s Providence Hospital, responsible for establishing new medical practices. In 1982, she was asked to join Lancer Ltd. as a regional sales representative. She quickly became responsible for the training and supervising of all sales representatives and office staff. Her management duties took her to Spokane, Wash., in 1986, where Lancer Ltd. is headquartered. In 1990, Sandi moved back to Pueblo to assist in the care of her ailing grandmother. She continued her work with Lancer, becoming the sales representative for Colorado. Her passionate work with the Animal Welfare & Protection Society (PAWS) began in 1992. She became a board member and was elected treasurer soon after — a position she proudly held until her passing. Through the work with both Lancer and PAWS, she made wonderful contacts and friends. Sandi would like her friends and family to know that she wants no sadness from anyone regarding her death, as she viewed her passing as going on the “greatest adventure” of her lifetime. She felt incredibly blessed to know so many wonderful people in her life. She enjoyed her monthly games with the “Poker Girls” for over 20 years. She truly loved her association with Animal Welfare and wanted the folks at PAWS to know that she loved them all and appreciated all of the love and support she received from them. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to PAWS for Life through the funeral home.

Blattner, Richard L.
Richard L. Blattner - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 2017 - Richard L. Blattner, of Canon City, passed away May 7, 2017. Rich was born Jan. 23, 1947, in Lamar, Colo., to Alfred Lee and Lucille Blattner. He is survived by his wife, Janis Blattner; sons, Stacy, Jason; daughter, Jennifer; stepson, Brian; sister, Sue (Mark) Osten; mother, Lucille; granddaughter, Haley Rose; and numerous extended family members. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, May 12, Evangelical Free Church, 3000 E. Main St., Canon City. Interment to follow at Lakeside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Faith Bible Fellowship, 1501 Main St., No. 686, Canon City, CO 81212. Services entrusted to Holt Family Funeral Home.

Blea, Edward
Edward Blea - Denver Post - July 5, 2011- Edward Blea, born, January 3, 1931, Walsenburg, CO, died peacefully June 24, 2011. Survived by beloved wife of 57 years Cecilia V., loving father of Augustine D. (Maxine) Blea. Viewing Tuesday, July 5, 2011 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. both at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 1843 W. 52nd Ave, Denver. Interment with honors to follow at Ft. Logan National Cemetery at 12:15 p.m., Staging Area "C".

Blea, Jose Moses Jr.
Jose Moses Blea Jr. - Denver Post - March 3, 2006 - Jose Moses Blea, Jr., 81, of Walsenburg, formerly of Denver, died March 1, 2006. Survived by his children, Monique Weber, Henderson, CO, Michele (Dave) Bishop, Fort Collins, CO, Meta Blea, Littleton, CO; grandchildren, Britney, Harrison, and Maggie Bishop; sisters, Jay Trujillo, Isabel Duran, Meta Moses; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Moises and Rebecca Blea, Sr., his wife, Margaret Gonzales Blea, one brother, and two sisters. Funeral Service will be at 1:00 P.M. March 4th at the Boies-Ortega Funeral Home in Walsenburg, CO. A reception will follow the service at Bellissimo's Italian Restaurant, 4062 W. Elizabeth, Pueblo, Colorado.

Blea, Onecimo J.
Onecimo J. "Oney" Blea - Chronicle News - May 30, 2007 - Onecimo J. "Oney" Blea passed away April 6, 2007. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother and granddad. He was the strength and foundation of the entire family. After serving in the United States Navy, he worked as a Manager in the Freight Line business. He leaves behind a loving wife, Minnie; sister, Annie Swazo; children, Charleen (John) Graham, Debbie (Dennis) Sieving, Shawn Blea and Rocky J. (Autumn) Mares; grandchildren Michele (Joe) Gallegos, Michael (Kim) Mares, Crystal Mares (Paul Blumenschein), Raena, Chaelin, Asa, Bobbi Jo, Storm, Caity May, Stone; great-grandchildren Chantel, Unique, Mike, Caress, Marcus, Teddy, Jacob, Damian, Donivan, Dante, Devante; great-great-grandchild, Leila; brother-in-law of Joann, Nestor, Pat, Rick and Garfield. Mr. Blea was preceded in death by his parents, Cleofus and Sasirita Blea; his sister, Clarita; his brother, Donie Blea; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Richard and Susie Baca; and his brothers-in-law, Richard and Dan Baca. The family would like to give a special thank you to the Denver Police and Fire Departments. Recitation of the Rosary was Monday, May 21, 2007 at 7:00P.M. at the Newcomer Family Funeral Home - West Metro Chapel, 901 So. Sheridan Blvd., Lakewood, CO., Led by Deacon Joe Babish. Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 10:00A.M. at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1530 Logan St. (E. Colfax Ave. & Logan St.), Denver, CO. Celebrant was Rev. Felix Zermeno-Martin. Interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area "A" at 12:00P.M., with Military Honors by the United States Navy and the All Veterans Honor Guard. Pallbearers were Bill Baca, Nestor Baca, Jr., Paul Blumenschein, Joe Gallegos, Michael Mares and Gino Martinez.

Blea, Roberta C.
Roberta C. Blea - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 2015 - Roberta C. Blea, 80, passed away May 24, 2015. At her request, there will be a private service for the family.

Blevens, Linda Kay
Linda Kay Blevens - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 2017 - Linda Kay Blevens, 67, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord and her awaiting family members in heaven on Jan. 24, 2017. Linda is survived by her sons, Ryan, Kevin and Garrett Diaz. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She was a very strong and caring person; no matter what life threw at her, she overcame. She will be missed, but we know she is still with us in spirit. Love you, ‘til we meet again.

Blevins, Shirley
Shirley Blevins - Pueblo Chieftain - June 2, 2015 - Shirley A. Blevins, age 90, died May 26, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. Born and raised in Butler County, Kan., she married Gerald R. Blevins Feb. 1, 1946. They lived in Castle Rock, Colo., for 40 years, where they raised three daughters. In 1995, they moved to Pueblo West, where they built several houses. In 2007, they moved to Sioux Falls, S.D. Shirley was a talented seamstress, avid quilter and did needlepoint. She loved to read, tend her flowers and entertain. At age 86, she began riding horses again with her youngest daughter. Shirley is survived by husband of 69 years, Gerald; three daughters, Nancy Blevins, Anne Mazza and Loretta Waltner; her sister, Louise Myers; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A memorial service will be held on June 19 at Trail Ridge Retirement Community, Sioux Falls, S.D. Contact Heritage Funeral Home in Sioux Falls for details. Her ashes will be interred at Bear Canyon Cemetery in Sedalia, Colo., at a later date. Donations may be made in Shirley’s name for a lift chair for the Good Samaritan Society, Sioux Falls Center, Attn.: Tiffany Eichstadt, 401 W. Second St., Sioux Falls, SD 57104.

Blickenstaff, Brenda Murrie
Brenda Murrie (Johnston) Blickenstaff - Pueblo Chieftain - February 2, 2017 - Brenda Murrie (Johnston) Blickenstaff went to be with the Lord Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. She was born Sept. 15, 1953, to Milton and Maxine Johnston in Boise, Idaho. She graduated from Boise High School in 1971. Brenda married David Blickenstaff in 1980 and moved to Indiana. In July of 1981, they welcomed Brandon Michael into their lives. They moved to Iowa in 1983, and there they welcomed Derrick Bradley. With their two boys in tow, they relocated their last time to Pueblo West, Colo., where they put down roots. Brenda was lucky enough to be a stay-at-home mom while the boys were young. She was a fierce advocate for special needs and opened many doors for Derrick during his youth. As the boys got into school, she became the executive director of the Pueblo Association of Home Builders. This is where she discovered her love of real estate. In 1990, she attained her real estate license. She was a broker for ReMax Associates. She served on many boards in the community, including Colorado Blue Sky (a non-profit organization that insures safe care for handicapped infants and adults), Pueblo West Committee of Architecture, School District 70 Board of Special Education and the Pueblo Association of Home Builders. She started the Pueblo Home and Garden Show and the Pueblo Parade of Homes. She was an active member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 4471. Brenda’s life was brightened with the addition of her grandchildren. Max, Alydia and Lilie kept her on her toes, always wondering what they were going to do next. Brenda was fortunate enough to get to spend a lot of time with Max when he was little. She enjoyed the addition of Alydia and Lilie to her family. She was always excited to share the wonderful memories she was making. In her free time, Brenda love gardening, cooking and sewing. She was preceded in death by her dad, Milton Johnston. She is survived by the joys of her life, her two sons, Brandon (Rachel) and Derrick Blickenstaff; lifelong friend and boys’ dad, David Blickenstaff; grandchildren, Alydia, Max and Lilie; her mom, Maxine Johnston; brothers, Guy (Linda) Johnston, Blaine (Roberta) Johnston, Brett (Vicki) Johnston; sister, Chris (Harvey) Braun; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins and close friends. A service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, at Ecumenical Church in Pueblo West, followed by a reception at the Fraternal Order of Eagles 4471. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Colorado Blue Sky in the name of David Blickenstaff, 359 W. Pin High Drive, Pueblo West CO 81007.

Blickhahn, Carl Edward
Carl Edward Blickhahn – Walsenburg World – July 31, 1895 – Little Carl Edward, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Blickhahn, died on Saturday, July 27. The burial services occurred on Sabbath afternoon.

Blickhahn, Henry (Mrs.)
Mrs. Henry Blickhahn – Walsenburg World – November 13, 1902 – Died at her home in Walsenburg, Colorado, at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, November 9, 1902, at the age of 40 years 7 months and 17 days, Mrs. Henry Blickhahn, wife of County Judge Henry Blickhahn. Mrs. Blickhahn had been for some years a sufferer from a complication of diseases. About two months ago she went to St. Louis for her health, but soon returned from there to the hospital at Pueblo where she was treated for a few weeks, but no good was done her and she returned home. About a week ago she went to Pueblo again and intended going to California, but she was unable to proceed and returned home. She gradually grew worse and Sunday afternoon at 3:30 she passed away. During her residence in Walsenburg she has made a large circle of friends who will greatly miss her from their society. She was a member of the Eastern Star organization. The funeral services were held at the house Monday afternoon at 2:30 under the auspices of the order of Eastern Star, and interment made in the Masonic Cemetery. The bereaved husband and children have the sincere sympathy of an entire community in this their sad hour.

Blickhahn, Kate
Miss Kate Blickhahn – Walsenburg World – March 12, 1903 – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, Monday morning at 3 o’clock, Miss Kate Blickhahn age 20 years, 3 months and 6 days of diphtheria. Miss Blickhahn was taken sick just one week prior to her death, and gave up her school at Pictou to come home for care. The disease was soon found to be diphtheria and in a very malignant form, and on Monday morning her spirit passed away. Miss Blickhahn was born at Medicine Lodge, Kansas, but at an early age came with her parents to Trinidad and soon thereafter to Walsenburg where she had lived for the past 15 years. Miss Blickhahn had a host of friends both at Walsenburg and Pictou who truly mourn her untimely taking away. On account of the contagious nature of the disease no funeral services were held at church or home, but the Eastern Star of which order she was a valued and efficient member, conducted the last sad rites at the grave. The World extends sincere sympathy to the bereaved family and friends.

Bliss, Edith L.
Edith L. Bliss - Peoria Journal Star - May 3, 2011 - Edith L. Bliss, 76, of Princeville died at 10:48 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2011, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Edith was born Feb. 21, 1935, in Trinidad, Colo., the daughter of David Nick and Mary Montoya Martinez. She first married Bill Eagan in 1954. Later, she married James Bliss in 1989 in Princeville, Ill. He survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Renee (Jim) Wernsman of Germantown Hills and Susan Eagan of Peoria; one son, Bill Eagan of Pekin; five grandchildren, Jamie, Megan and Justin Wernsman, and Nick and Mike Eagan; two great-grandchildren, Rhyan and Landyn Wernsman; three sisters, Linda (Wendell) Hinnen of East Peoria, Rose (John) Watson of Congerville and Loraine (Everett) Gray of Germantown Hills; and one brother, Nick (Judy) Martinez of Las Vegas. Her parents; one son, Mike Eagan; one sister, Betty Eagan; and one brother, Rudy Martinez; preceded her in death. Edith was a caregiver for the elderly in the Princeville area. She was a member of St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Princeville. A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 5, 2011, at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Princeville. Father Patrick Riordan will officiate. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Hammitt-Hott Funeral Home in Princeville. Cremation will be accorded following services, and burial of ashes will be at a later date in Princeville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church, Princeville, or Akron-Princeville Ambulance Service.

Blocher, Evelyn
Evelyn Blocher - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 2016 - Evelyn Blocher, 94, passed away on April 24, 2016. Preceded in death by her husband, Carl Blocher; her son, David Starr; and her sister, Catherine Hanrahan. Survived by her children, John (Nancy) Starr and Karen Starr; stepchildren, Carol (Rod) Dwyer, Barry (Trica) Blocher and Stacy (David) Van Nattan; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, May 2, 2016, at Imperial Funeral Home.

Block, Bertha Lee
Bertha Lee Block - Pueblo Chieftain - December 2, 2015 - Bertha Lee Block, 89, of La Junta, passed away on Dec. 1, 2015, in Pueblo. Bertha was born in Wray, Colo., on Sept. 14, 1926, to Ernest and Mryle (Wilson) Smith. She married Harold A. Block on May 28, 1960; he preceded her in death on July 25, 2010. She is survived by her son, Kelly (Dawn) Block of La Junta; granddaughter, Brandie (Jonathan McMillian) Quick of La Junta; sister, Betty Kasel of Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Edward, Emil and William Smith; sisters, Margaret Kirschmer, Mildred Simmons, Tillie Peters and Susan Meis. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 4, 2015, at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in La Junta, with the Rev. Mary Hendricks officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 621 Raton, La Junta, CO 81050, direct or through the funeral home.

Blockter, John
John Blockter – Walsenburg World – November 14, 1918 – Friends of Mr. John Blockter will be sorry to hear of his death. Mr. Blockter died after an illness of 19 years. Burial services were held at the Catholic Cemetery, Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Mr. Blockter leaves a widow, two daughters, Hannah and May, and two sons, Pete and Rudy, to mourn his loss. Walsenburg World – November 21, 1918 – Card of Thanks – We wish to extend our heartiest appreciation for the sympathy shown us during the sad death of our beloved husband and father, Mr. John Blockter, also for the beautiful floral offerings. Mrs. Mary Blockter, Mary Blockter, Hannah Blockter, Rudy Blockter.

Blockton, Joe
Joe Blockton – Walsenburg World – September 24, 1908 – Joe Blockton, a 19-year-old boy living in a Rocky Mountain, accidentally shot himself Friday evening about 5:30. He had been hunting at the Bradford Lake and returning caught a ride with Dick Trembath. Coming to a point the road where Trembath was going one way and his way home lay in another direction, Brockton got out of the wagon and pulled his gun out after him. He had lain the gun down with the barrel pointed toward the rear of the wagon and in getting it out pulled it with the barrel toward him. The trigger caught on the bottom of the wagon and the whole charge shot entered the boys left side just about on a line with the lower abdomen. He died almost immediately afterward. He had been living with his parents at Rocky Mountain Mine for the past two years.

Blomquist, Toni Mae
Toni Mae (Antonia Montoya) Blomquist - The Chronicle News - May 26, 2017 - Toni Mae (Antonia Montoya) Blomquist of Country Club Hills, Illinois, passed away on May 23, 2017 at the age of 86. She was born on December 19, 1930 to Antonia (Lontine) and Donaciano Montoya. She was preceded in death by parents Antonia and Donaciano Montoya, husbands Carson O. Blomquist and Arthur (Shadow) Ortega. She is survived by children, Steve and Carol Ortega, Trinidad, Colo., Vince Blomquist, CC Hills, Ill., Twyla and Danial Sokolowicz, Plainfield, Ill., Dawn Spect, CC Hills, IL. grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and numerous Montoya-Lontine nieces, nephews. Burial will be June 1, 2017 at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill. Condolences can be sent in care of the McKenzie Funeral Home, 15618 S. Cicero Ave., Oak Forest, IL 60452, and St. Emeric Catholic Church, Country Club Hills, Ill. Courtesy Comi Funeral Home.

Blondi, Helen A.
Helen A. Blondi - Chronicle News - January 2, 2012 - Helen A. Blondi, age 90, of Bloomington, Illinois and former resident of Trinidad, died at 10 am, Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at LeRoy Manor Nursing Home, LeRoy. Helen was born on March 14, 1921 in Trinidad, Colo., the daughter of Ralph and Marie Iaconetti Passarelli. She married Chris Blondi on November 17, 1942 in Trinidad, Colo. Helen worked for the State of Colorado as a secretary until her retirement. She was devout in her faith and was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America. Helen was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed music and games of all kinds and was a great sports enthusiast. She was preceded in death by her parents Marie and Ralph Passarelli, husband, Chris (February 17, 1962), two brothers, Mike Passarelli and Rev. Ralph Passarelli, S.J. and a sister Margaret Costa. Helen is survived by three daughters, Cheryl (Harry) McCluskey, Bloomington, Chris Ann (Paul) Furlong, Hayward, Calif. and Connie (Bob) Alberts, Greeley, Colo.; two sisters, Edna (John) Maio and Mary (John) Niccoli; a sister-in-law, Rose (Mike) Passarelli; three grandchildren, Scott (Mindy) McCluskey, Lara (Jim) Horton and Haley Alberts; five great-grandchildren, Henry McCluskey, Griffin McCluskey, Molly McCluskey, Nathan Horton and Lizzy Horton; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Memorial Mass will be celebrated Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bloom, Fannie Marion
Fannie Marion Bloom - Trinidad Enterprise - June 11, 1875 - Died on Monday evening, the 8th inst., at 7 o’clock, Fannie Marion, aged 6 months and 15 days, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bloom.

Blossom, Alvera Marie
Alvera Marie Blossom - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2014 - Alvera Marie Blossom, 84, passed away Oct. 4, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Blossom. Alvera is survived by her children, Sandra, Larry, John (Kim); grandchildren, Zachary, Destiny, Dominick; and special friends, Mike and Kim Cordova. Special thanks to Dr. Marucci and his staff at Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their outstanding care, and caregiver, Carmen Moreno. At Alvera’s request, cremation with no service, by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Blue, Phyllis
Phyllis Blue - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 2015 - Phyllis Blue, 82, passed away peacefully in her sleep June 9, 2015, in Yakima, Wash. No services.

Blye, James
James Blye – Walsenburg World – August 21, 1919 – Dust Explosion Kills 18 at Ojo, Five Escape – Helmet Crew Rush from Trinidad – Presence of Gas and Falls of Rock Delay Reaching Last Four – The worst explosion that has ever taken place in Huerfano County occurred Monday at Oakview, the mining camp of the Oakdale Coal Company 25 miles west of town. It happened in the older workings of the company where 40 miners are employed. The first reports gave the number of dead at 35 or 40, but a checking out of the men brought the casualties down to a smaller number. Three found their way out through an old entry, and of the first three rescued, two are alive, although badly burned. Up to the next morning 12 dead had been removed and later two more were added to the list, but it was necessary to force fresh air into the mine passages before the remainder could be reached. The number then left was six and one more was gotten out Wednesday. Help was rushed to the scene of the disaster, helmet crews and first aid teams from the other Huerfano and Las Animas County mines and it was through their efforts that it was possible to get the men out so soon. One accident occurred that nearly lost one of the rescuers his life. He and another man were bringing out “Big Steve” Christopher, the fire boss, over a big fall of rock when he stumbled and fell on his breathing bag. It’s a miracle that he did not break the bag and cause his asphyxiation with gas. James Dalarumi was the leader of the rescue crew. The cause of the explosion has not been definitely determined, but it is thought that possibly a small explosion of gas exploded dust in the mine. Possibly some of the men secreted matches about their person, though it is the habit to have all the men searched before they enter the mine. The explosion was unusually heavy and the shock was felt for some distance away from the mine, though there was no outside upheaval, but a cave in and a heavy fall of rock on the inside. There were about 100 diggers employed in the Oakview mine. The explosion occurred in the sixth south entry were about 40 men were working. The men working in the other entries got out safely. Superintendent Britton went into the mine shortly after the explosion and penetrated into the gas area, but was overcome, and had to be removed and put to bed. Mine Inspector Thompson of Trinidad and State Mine Inspector Dalrymple of Denver arrived on the scene as speedily as possible. Sheriff Neely and Coroner Thorton also left immediately after hearing of the accident. The dead are: Mike Johnson, single; Juan Balteira, single; John Soltis, who leaves a wife and three children; Frank Pajk, leaving wife and boy of 17; John Macconi, leaving wife and two children; James Blye, leaves wife and child; Joseph R. Franks, known to many in Walsenburg, leaves wife and child; Andrew Guilano, leaves wife and child; Magil Muzzieg, single, an old Mexico miner; James T. Ingram, leaves wife and two children. He and his grandson, A. Oxford, were found locked in each other’s arms. A. Oxford, single; Charles Monson, leaves a wife; Joe Margulski, leaves a wife; Joe Garcia, a soldier boy, leaves a wife and child; Tony Barela, single; William Christopher, single; John Fassaro, single; Frank Divechio, single. At 11 o’clock this Thursday night the bodies of the last three, John Soltis, Frank Divechio, and Frank Pajk, were taken from the mine and have since been removed to town. The coroner’s inquest will be held at 10 o’clock Monday morning at Walsenburg. Two of the dead miners were members of the Maccabee Lodge; Joseph R. Franks in Walsenburg and Joe Margulski of the Denver Tent. The body of the latter was shipped to Denver Thursday evening where he will have a Maccabee funeral. The funeral of Joseph Risdon Franks will be held in Walsenburg Sunday morning at 10 o’clock under the auspices of the Walsenburg Tent of the Maccabees.

Boaglio, Nemo Joseph
Nemo Joseph Boaglio - Chronicle News - May 9, 2012 - Nemo Joseph Boaglio, born into life August 1, 1943; entered into eternal life April 15, 2012. A Son, A Dad, A Brother, A Brother-in-law, A Grandpa, An Uncle, A Cousin, A Friend. "Nemo" was as "Unique" as his Name. As a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, Nemo was extremely proud of all that he accomplished. Nemo often defined himself as a self-taught educator, mentor, and survivor. He will especially be remembered as someone who had the courage to persevere and to endure the various challenges, trials and tribulations he encountered throughout his lifetime. This "Strength of Spirit" gave special meaning to his favorite saying: "Don't Ever Quit"! Beyond this earthly life, Nemo's love for his family will live on in their hearts and memories. Nemo is survived by his daughter Wendy Boaglio-Gratereaux, son-in-law Jonathan Gratereaux and grandson Hunter Jen-v Gratereaux in San Antonio, TX; his son Neniu Jo Boaglio Jr. (Joey), and grandson Nemo Brandon Cole Boaglio III in Denver, CO; sister Mary Louise Bell in O'Fallon, MO; brother Bert Boaglio, sister-in-law Catherine Boaglio in Arvada, CO; nephew Mark Boaglio and his wife Diane Boaglio in Denver, CO; niece Beth Boaglio-Watson and her husband Todd Watson in Arvada, Co.; sister Patty L. Boaglio and her husband Don Newkirk in Bandera, TX; nephew Vince Rollo and his wife Danielle East Rollo in Trinidad, CO; nephew Glen Rollo and his wife Camille Medina Rollo in Odessa. TX; brother Frank Boaglio in Boulder, CO; aunt Mary Milchell in Trinidad, CO; and many cousins from Trinidad area. He was preceded by his father, Nemo Boaglio and mother, Lucy Maria Boaglio Pinter.

Boatman, Patricia Eleanor
Patricia Eleanor (Trujillo) Boatman - Pueblo Chieftain - October 8, 2014 - Patricia Eleanor (Trujillo) Boatman was born on Oct. 9, 1929, to Charles F. Trujillo and Epifania R. (Sierra) Trujillo in Huerfano County, Colo. She passed away on Oct. 4, 2014, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Patricia is survived by six children, Marshall Jr. of Thermopolis, Wyo., Thomas (Donna) of Albuquerque, N.M., Cindy Kosmo (Dennis) of Schertz, Texas, Stephanie Gonzalez (Jose) of Colorado Springs, Colo., Sam (Julie) of Ellicott, Colo., Adam (Nicole) of Florida; 27 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Isabel, Ercy, Joe, Eleanor, Saul of Pueblo County and Frederick J. of Nevada; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Richard and Charles; her husband, Marshall Sr.; her children, Christopher, Theresa, Timothy and Gary. A rosary will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 5354 S. Highway 85/87, Security, Colo. A funeral Mass will follow at noon. Following Mass will be a memorial dinner. Interment will immediately follow dinner, at Imperial Memorial Gardens, 5450 Highway 78, Pueblo, Colo.

Bobian, Jose Roger
Jose Roger Bobian - Huerfano World - March 19, 2014 - Jose Roger Bobian, 69, of Walsenburg, died Monday, March 17, 2014. He was born in Greeley on February 24, 1945 to the late Joe M. and Dorothy Bobian. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church where, in his youth, he was an altar server. After 28 years of service, he retired from the Denver Public Schools and moved back to Walsenburg. He loved fishing, playing pool, dancing, blues music, and playing guitar, but his greatest love was for his two sons, his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, sisters, and numerous friends. He is survived by his son, Jake Bobian; ex-wife Phyllis Talmich; brothers and sisters, Louise Trujillo, Fred (Lucy) Bobian, Maryann (Gino) Trujillo, Rita Casias (Tony Cordova), Helen (Quino) Montez, Steve (Gina) Bobian, Michael (Cindy) Bobian, and Bernard Bobian; James King; four grandsons, one granddaughter and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Ricky Bobian; and sister, Patricia Martinez. Services will be held on Friday, March 21, 2014; Rosary will be at 10:30 am, followed by Funeral Mass at 11:30, both at St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg. Burial will be at South St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg. Services have been entrusted to the Boies-Ortega Funeral Home.

Bobian, Rafael Ricardo
Rafael Ricardo Bobian - Huerfano World Journal - November 9, 2017 - Rafael Ricardo Bobian, resident of Romeo, Colorado, formerly of Walsenburg, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 13, 2017 at the age of 35 years. Rafael was born February 26, 1982 in Pueblo and raised in Walsenburg. As a young boy, Rafael expressed an interest in working with his father where he learned the plumbing and construction trades exceptionally well. Those skills carried him through his too short life until his untimely death. Rafael was a loving husband and doting father. When not working, he loved spending time with his family. He is sadly missed by his wife, Petra “Patty” Valdez and his children, Elena Rosario Bobian (age seven), and Sofia Emalee Bobian (age three). He is survived by his parents, Dan and Josslyn (Chacon) Bobian, Sr.; sisters Stephanie Bobian and Rebecca Bobian Gonzales (Gonzalo); brothers D.J. Bobian, Jr. (Monica), Thomas Bobian, Louis Bobian, and Izaiah Bobian, along with numerous nieces and nephews. He is the grandson of Silvano and Mary J. “Suzie” (Pesina) Bobian. A memorial service for Rafael will take place at the Full Gospel Fellowship Church, 209 West 10th Street in Walsenburg on Saturday, November 11 at 1:00 pm.

Boccaccio, Bobby
Bobby “Shorty” Boccaccio - Chronicle News - August 23, 2005 - Bobby “Shorty” Boccaccio, age 65, passed away on August 15, 2005 in Denver, Colorado. He is survived by wife Betty; sons, Dalvin, Matthew, and Tim; brothers Dominic, Tony (Leona), Rocky (Connie); sisters, Shirley (Herman) Espinoza, Pearl, Joan (Robert) Garcia, Carmella (Bob) Boston; and numerous other relatives. Services were held Friday, August 19, 2005 in Denver, Colorado.

Boccaccio, Tony E. III
Tony E. Boccaccio III - Chronicle News - December 2, 2010 - Tony E. Boccaccio III, passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital on November 30 2010, after a lengthy illness. He was 72. Tony was born in Trinidad Colorado on December 25, 1937 to Dolores (Archuleta) and Tony E. Boccaccio Sr. After attending area schools he joined the United States Navy where he proudly served for a time on the USS Midway. He was honorably discharged after ten years of service. On April 14, 1965 Tony was united in marriage to Leona Roybal at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinidad, Colorado. Tony was employed by the City of Trinidad, State Highway Department, and for a time worked at the Allen Mine. He retired from School District No 1 as custodian in 2007.Tony was a people person, who liked visiting with his family and many friends. He was always smiling and joking and never complained about anyone or anything. He liked walking, taking rides, playing Lotto and buying scratch tickets. A devout Catholic, Tony attended daily mass. He loved his family and his grandchildren were his pride and joy. Survivors are his wife Leona, home address, children, Diana (Jim) Montoya, Trinidad, Yvette Boccaccio (Les Roybal), Trinidad, Anthony Boccaccio, Trinidad, Misty (Clay) Medina, Trinidad, Dean Boccaccio (Jessica Olguin), grandchildren, Jamie Montoya, Timothy Montoya, Alex Medina, Erika Medina, Blake Boccaccio, Brother Dominic Bonino, Aurora, sisters Pearl Sanchez, Trinidad, Shirley (Herman) Espinoza, Trinidad, Joan Garcia, Trinidad Henry (Connie) Boccaccio Arvada, Carmella (Bob)Boston, CA, numerous nieces, nephews, many dear and cherished friends, including, Marlene (Orlando )Medina and Theresa Montoya. Visitation will be Sunday from 3 PM-6 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Monday December 6, 2010 at 10 AM at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by the US Naval Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers are his grandchildren. Active pallbearers are Paul Marques, Randy Sanchez, Jason Boccaccio, Scott Garcia, Christopher Garcia, and Kenny Garcia. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bocchietti, Rosemary
Rosemary Bocchietti - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2016 - Rosemary Bocchietti, 84, of Pueblo, born Sept. 30, 1931, passed away Jan. 18, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Charlie”; and daughter, Jerriann. She is survived by her children, Lana (Michael) Fairbanks and Charles (Michelle) Bocchietti Jr.; grandchildren, Vicki (Shawn) Otero, Danielle (Shane) Laughlin, Michael Fairbanks, Shelly Fairbanks and Charles (Mary) Bocchietti III; great-grandchildren, Samantha, Sara, Charles IV, James, Jade, Clayton and great-great-grandchild, Liam; along with her best friends, Esther, Flo and her special companion, BJ, her miniature schnauzer. Grandma B touched the lives of many young children at Eva Baca Elementary as a foster grandparent with SRDA. A special thanks to the staff at Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Independent Hearts (especially Shannon and Rodericka) and Lavonne Tayler at DSS for helping to make it possible for Mom to be able to stay in her home with her little BJ this past year. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Pueblo Animal Services or the American Lung Association. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25, at Pueblo West Funeral Home Chapel, 381 S. Joe Martinez Blvd., Pueblo West. Family will receive friends and relatives immediately after the services at 56 Loch Lomond, Pueblo, Colo.

Bochmann, Emil
Emil Bochmann – Walsenburg World – December 12, 1912 – Emil Bochmann, 60, a stonecutter, was shot and killed by Frank Bedford, 30, in front of a boarding house at 510 Grant Ave., Colorado City.

Bocim, Edsel
Edsel Bocim - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 2016 - Edsel Bocim, 87, passed away on Nov. 17, 2016, survived by his wife, Nita Bocim; and his children, Kurt (Lisa Austin) Bocim, Lakewood, Colo.; Cheryl (Ray Vertovec) Ethredge, Pueblo, Colo.; and Bonnie (Todd Smith) Read, Avon, Colo.; grandchildren, Katie (Dustin) Albanese, Alexander Bocim, Clinton (Evanna) Read and Candace Bocim; two great-grandchildren; Myla and Solomon Read. Edsel served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and retired from the CF&I, where he worked as a foreman in the garage. He also was a member of the Pueblo Eagles No. 145. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, Imperial Funeral Home, 5450 Highway 78, Pueblo, followed by an inurnment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bruce McCandless Colorado State Veterans Home, 903 Moore Drive, Florence, CO 81226.

Boda, Martine
Martine Boda – Walsenburg World – July 24, 1903 – Killed at Pryor – Pryor was the scene of the fatal accident Thursday morning when Martine Boda met his death by a fall of rock in the mine there. Boda and his partner were loading cars in their room at the time of the accident. When the rock fell it struck Boda on the back breaking his backbone and almost pulverizing him, his head only escaping contact with the rock. However he lived for nearly an hour after being taken out. The accident was apparently unavoidable. The roof was well propped and to all appearances safe. The jury brought in a verdict of accidental death and no one to blame.

Boday, Alex L.
Alex L. Boday - Chronicle News - June 12, 2015 - Alex L. Boday, age 80, passed away in Pueblo, Colorado on June 7, 2015 after a short illness. He was born in Cokedale, Colorado on May 25, 1935 to Elizabeth L. (Wiley) and George Boday. He owned and operated Boday Well Drilling for many years until his health prevented him from doing so. He enjoyed keeping his house heated daily by stoking his mother’s old Majestic stove. He also had a profound love of the mountains. Alex was an awesome father and grandfather who loved caring for his family. He will be missed by all those who were fortunate enough to have had him in their lives. He was preceded in death by his parents Elizabeth and George Boday, sisters Elizabeth, Laura, Catherine and Ruth, brothers John and George Boday. Survivors are daughter’s Kathleen Boday, Walsenburg, Jody Boday, Texas, Elizabeth (Thad) Fanton, Montana, son Alex (Tami) Boday, Colorado, nine grandchildren and one great grandchild, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. At his request, cremation with private family services. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bodle, Irma
Irma "Lucille" Galusha Bodle - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2017 - Irma "Lucille" Galusha Bodle, 78. Surrounded by her family, Lucille passed away Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at Parkview Medical Center. She was born in Pueblo on May 25, 1939, to Edith Trimble ("Bill") Horn and John ("Millie" Deen) Galusha. All preceded her in death. In addition to her loving husband of 61 years, Tom, she is survived by her children, Debbie (Ben) Romero, Tracey (Lloyd "Jim") McGinnis, Troy Bodle; grandchildren, Jason Housel, Brian Romero, Jammy Leggitt, Tony (Sheridan Larsen) Leggitt, Kylie McGinnis (Dave Boot), Bailey Bodle (Evan McKnight); Max Bodle (Alisa Proffer), great-grandchildren, Stetson and Triston Dunckhorst, Jackson Romero, A'lee, Tyse and Breck Leggitt, and great-granddog, Mary Jane. Lucille was also blessed with five brothers, Jeff (Becky Adams) Horn, John (Donna Dazey) Pope, Tom (Nancy Carhart) Pope, Mike and James Galusha. Lucille chose to be cremated and to have no services. She wanted family and friends to gather for a party and celebrate her life; this will happen early next summer. Please come and swap stories with us anytime.

Bodmer, Karen Hildegarde
Karen Hildegarde Rondestvedt Bodme - Pueblo Chieftain - February 1, 2015 - Karen Hildegarde Rondestvedt Bodmer, age 76, of Colorado Springs, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Klara and Gilbert Rondestvedt; her sister, Solvei Goreham; and her son, Michael Bodmer. She is survived by her children: Jeff and Valerie Bodmer, their children, Michael (Amanda), Benjamin and Madison Bodmer, and grandchildren, Grant and Nolan, all of Pueblo West, Colo.; David and Tammy Bodmer, their daughters, Alicia and Casey of Seattle, Wash.; and Susan and Erik Graham, their daughter, Dora of Portland, Ore. Karen was born June 28, 1938, in McVille, N.D., and was raised in Fargo, N.D. Karen graduated from Concordia College (Moorhead, Minn.) with an English and music major in 1960, and married George Bodmer in 1961. They spent the first several years of their married life traveling with the military eventually settling in Colorado Springs, Colo., in 1969. Karen stayed at home raising her children for several years before returning to teaching elementary students and music at Divine Redeemer and Buena Vista elementary schools. Karen also enjoyed several years working for America West Airlines, which afforded her the opportunity to travel, a great enjoyment of hers. Karen made yearly trips to Seattle and Portland, and regularly found new destinations. Karen retired from teaching in 2010. She continued to share her love of music by teaching private piano and violin students. Karen was delightful to be with and enjoyed many long held friendships. She was part of a bridge group, luncheon group, several Bible study and music groups and relished the time she spent with each friend. Karen’s faith was a central part of her life. She felt a profound love for and from Jesus Christ that gave her great joy and strength to journey through her life. She began each day in prayer and Scripture, nourishing herself for the living of her faith, evidenced in her gracious and generous life. Karen’s faith grew richly through her participation at First Presbyterian Church, Colorado Springs. She dearly longed for others to know the love of Christ and to share her reason for joy. To that end, if you would like to make a gift in her honor, please do so to First Presbyterian Church, Music Department. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 6, at First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

Bodycomb, Emma
Emma (Cornali) Bodycomb - Chronicle News - April 18, 2012 - Emma (Cornali) Bodycomb, age 88 of La Vernia passed away April 15, 2012. Preceded in death by her parents, John and Jeanne (LeLoge) Cornali; husband, John Bodycomb and brother, Dr. George Cornali. She is survived by her son, John Cornali and wife Ruth; daughters, Janice Frutiger and husband (Gen.) Rusty, Sandra Turner and husband Douglas and Leslie Willyoung; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation will take place Wednesday, April 18, 6 PM - 8 PM at Finch Funeral Chapel-La Vernia with a Rosary recited at 7 PM. Mass Thursday, April 19, 2012 10:00AM St. Ann’s Catholic Church Father Mariuz Lazarek Officiating Interment to take place at Holy Hope Cemetery, Tucson, AZ at a later date. Donations may be made to MaryKnoll Society, PO Box 304, MaryKnoll, NY 10545-0304, Mercy Corps, PO Box 2669, Dept W, Portland, OR 97208-2669, Juvenile Diabetes, 26 Broadway, New York, NY 10004 or St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 14151 US Hwy 87 W, La Vernia, TX 78121.

Boehner, Jess Harold Jr.
Jess Harold Boehner Jr. - Bakersfield Californian - June 21, 2011 - Jess Harold Boehner Jr. was born on October 23, 1924 in Trinidad, Colorado. He peacefully passed into eternity on the morning of June 16, 2011. He was one of ten children born to Jesse Harold Boehner Sr., a rancher, and his English-born wife, Florence Smith. On June 12, 1965 Jess became the devoted husband of Alice Mae (Morris) Brown, and loving father to Alice's two daughters, Betty and Vicki. After forty-five years of marriage, Jess was preceded in death by Alice on April 29, 2011. Both Jess and Alice, affectionately known as Mamaw and Papaw, were cherished by their family and will be greatly missed. Jess is survived by his daughters, Betty Myers and her husband, Stan, of Dayton, Oregon, and Vicki Langfield of Exeter, California. Jess will be remembered as a fun-loving, generous, and affectionate grandfather by his grandchildren: Roxanne Burger and her husband, Ed, of Fairbanks, Alaska; Victor Myers and his wife, Jennifer, of Dallas, Texas; Tyrian Boggs and her husband, David, of Stockton, California; Matthew Langfield and his wife, Julie, of Goodyear, Arizona; Jordan Myers and his wife, Gretchen, of San Angelo, Texas; and Valerie O'Hara and her husband, Caleb, of Riverbank, California. Jess was also blessed with nine great-grandchildren and five great, great-grandchildren. Jess is also survived by three sisters-Billie Barnes, Ethel Wilson, and Gaylene Clark, all of Southern California-and by many beloved nieces and nephews. At the time of his death, Jess was a faithful member of the West Visalia Church of Christ. Jess served his country with honor as a platoon sergeant with the 128th Regiment of the 32nd Infantry during World War II. He was wounded in action in the Philippines and was awarded the Purple Heart. Jess was a man of extraordinary character and gentlemanly traits. The many friends and family members who will cherish his memory serve as evidence of how he conducted his life, how he treated others, and how he served God. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. till 6:00 p.m. at Salser & Dillard Funeral Chapel on Monday, June 20, 2011. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21 at West Visalia Church of Christ, 4525 W. Caldwell Ave., Visalia, CA. Burial with honors will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22, at Bakersfield National Cemetery. Salser & Dillard Funeral Chapel.

Boffill, Christopher J. Jr.
Christopher J. Boffill Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 2015 - Christopher J. Boffill Jr., infant, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 4, 2015. He is survived by his parents, Christopher Boffill Sr. and Taylor Mae Ketchum; grandparents, Renee and Donny Cruz, Troy Ketchum; Rosemary Boffill and Donald S. Wilson; siblings, Jeremiah and Aubriee; and numerous extended family and friends. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Boffill-Duany, Rodolfo
Rodolfo Boffill-Duany - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 2015 - Rodolfo Boffill-Duany. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Angelus Chapel. Complete announcement later.

Boggus, Oliver (Mrs.)
Mrs. Oliver Boggus – Walsenburg World – April 2, 1907 – Some time ago Mrs. Oliver Boggus, a colored woman, upset a kerosene lamp in her lap and fatally burned herself. She had lingered along until Friday when she died. She was buried Saturday.

Bohl, Larry Sr.
Larry Bohl Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 4, 2016 - 1 killed, 1 injured in single-vehicle Pueblo West crash - One person was killed Friday afternoon in a single-vehicle rollover accident that happened about 1:10 p.m. on westbound U.S. 50 about 2 miles west of North McCulloch Boulevard. According to the Colorado State Patrol, a 2000 Ford Ranger pickup being driven by Larry Bohl Sr., 62, of Florence, was traveling west on U.S. 50 when Bohl lost control of the truck. The Ford rotated clockwise, traveled off the right side of the road and rolled twice and struck a fence. Bohl was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and was ejected from the truck. He suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Pueblo County coroner, according to the patrol. The lone passenger in the truck, identified as Larry Bohl Jr., 37, of Pueblo, was wearing a seat belt when the truck crashed and he was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. At this time excessive speed and/or alcohol or drug use are not considered as factors in the crash, the patrol said. The wreck remains under investigation. The accident snarled traffic in the area for a while. Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2016 - Larry O. Bohl, 62, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 4, 2016, as the result of an automobile accident. He was born July 18, 1954, in Fremont, Neb., to the union of Orville and Vicki Bohl; both preceded him in death. He served in the United States Army and retired from Colorado State Hospital with 23 years of service as a forensic security guard. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed camping and hunting. Larry was a true Raiders fan. A loving father, excellent granddaddy to his grandchildren. Our father was very kindhearted and would help anybody in need. Larry is survived by his children, Sherry (Sean) Lewis, Angel (Joseph) Mascarenas and Larry Leigh Bohl Jr.; his wife, Albina Finn Bohl; mother-in-law, Athleen Finn; six grandchildren, Kiera, Tristan, Merenda, Ethan, Devon and Kayleigh; siblings, Jacki Kubik and Jerry Bohl; his companion and best friend, Toni Miner; several nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends who loved and will miss Larry dearly. Visitation, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday; funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, both at Angelus Chapel. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the services.

Bojorquez, Severo
Severo Bojorquez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 5, 2014 - Severo Bojorquez, 59, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 30, 2014. He was born May 22, 1955, in Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico. He was preceded in death by parents, Manuel and Consolacion Carrillo- Bojorquez; sister, Augustina Bojorquez de Rivera; in-laws, Dave and Mary Arellano; brother-in-law, Raymond Arellano. Severo was employed by Atlas Pacific Engineering. He enjoyed fishing, cooking and spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his former wife and mother of his children, Pauline Bojorquez; special friend, Andrea Iwatsu; sons, Noah (Stephanie) Bojorquez, Manuel (Crystal) Bojorquez; daughter, Rochelle (Daniel) Proffer, Vincent Ortega, Leah M. Ortega; siblings, Jesus (Paulina) Bojorquez-Carrillo, Demetrio Bojorquez-Carrillo, Maria Del Rosario (Oscar) Bojorquez de Rojo; brother-in-law, Efren Rivera Aleman; 11 grandchildren; godchildren, Orlando Jr. and Jacquelin Flores, Maribel Espinoza; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Prayer service, 6 p.m. today; funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, both at Templo La Hermosa, 1516 Roselawn Road. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the Fulton Heights Recreation Center following the burial rites.

Bolibaugh, Robert C.
Robert C. Bolibaugh - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 2014 - Robert C. Bolibaugh, 91, passed away Sept. 11, 2014. Survived by Midge, his wife of 65 years; grandson, Bart (Lorrie) Hahlweg of Alameda, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Bryce and Avery Hahlweg; and cousin, Dody Froehlich. Preceded in death by his daughter, Sally Woods. Bob was born to Charles and Lillian Bolibaugh on July 4, 1923, in Denver. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. Bob and Midge married May 18, 1949, in Denver. He was a construction engineer and later a manager for Colorado Public Service Company. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th St. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church.

Boling, Louise M.
Louise M. Boling - Denver Post - November 5, 2004 - Louise M. Boling, 82, of Walsenburg. Born May 3, 1933, passed away October 27, 2004. Service Saturday, November 6, 2004 at 1 p.m. at Casados Funeral Home, 4750 Tejon, Denver, CO. Private burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Bollinger, Frank W.
Frank W. Bollinger - Chronicle News - April 22, 2010 - Frank W. Bollinger, age 77, passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital on April 20, 2010, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Toledo, Ohio on December 9, 1932 to Iva Mae (Strasser) and Harry F. Bollinger. He proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1953-1957. On July 22, 1961, Frank was united in marriage to Elizabeth Julie Baca in Los Angeles, California. He was employed as an animal keeper for the City of Los Angeles for several years until his retirement. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and the sport of shooting. Preceding him in death are parents, Iva Mae and Harry F. Bollinger; and daughter, Jeanne Bollinger. Survivors are wife, Julie Baca, home address; children, Frank W. Bollinger, Los Angeles, Calif.; Jane (Mando) Valdez, Starkville; Judy (Ron) O'Donnell, Trinidad; Jennifer (Pete) Valdez, Trinidad; 15 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, with one great-grandchild to be born in June; brothers, Sonny (Jan) Tennyson, Calif.; Harry F. (Nadine) Bollinger, Calif.; sisters, Flora Fulton, Calif.; Shirley (Jerry) Dansie, Calif.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Chrystella Weaver, Starkville; Joe Baca, Calif.; Catherine (John) Sandoval, Starkville; Ray Baca, Starkville; Christine Vasquez, Trinidad; Evelyn (Leroy) Valdez, Starkville; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. At his request cremation with private services. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bollinger, George M.
George M. Bollinger - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2015 - George M. Bollinger, formerly of Pueblo, passed away at his home in La Union, N.M., on Feb. 11, 2015, following a long illness. He was 76. George is survived by his wife, Marlene; daughter, Christine Chancey (Todd) of Aurora, Colo.; son, Peter (Paula) of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two sisters, five grandchildren and many nephews, nieces and friends. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the LIGHT Center, 810 Gato Road, El Paso, TX 79932.

Bollinger, Rose Marie
Rose Marie Bollinger - Pueblo Chieftain - March 7, 2017 - Rose Marie Bollinger, 86, of Pueblo, received her wings to heaven on March 3, 2017. Affectionately known by her family as "Sis," she was born in Tulsa, Okla., on Feb. 5, 1931, to Marvin and Beulah (Newby) Hadley, moving to Pueblo when she was 3 months old. Waiting in heaven are her parents; husband of 33 years, Elvin L. Bollinger; two brothers whom she never knew, Virgil and Kenneth; brother, Bob (Bess) Hadley; sister, Lois (Fred) Bedford; stepson, Ronnie Bollinger; and son-in-law, Louis "Lou" Giltner. Survived by daughters, Pam (Richard "Buck") Burns, Karen "Sue" Giltner; grandchildren, Danielle (Jeremy) Hague, Casey (Alan) Schmidt, Ty Burns and Fiancée Brittany Watts; great-grandchildren, Karsin Hague, Bailey Schmidt; sister, Sally (Mike) Michaels; step-children, Elvin "Skip (Sherry) Bollinger, Kathy Pattersen, John Bollinger; step-grandchildren, Becky (Tom) Bradshaw, Dawn (Dan) Anderson, Jason (Erin) Bollinger, David Pattersen; 10 step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; longtime friends, Terri Kubick, Geri Martinez. Marie worked for Broome Brothers and Crown Discount store. She volunteered for St. Mary-Corwin Hospital for 27 years and also for Sangre de Cristo Hospice for 17 years, where she met her very "special" daughter, Claudia Sniff. Marie loved life, her family and friends. She loved journaling and watching TV. Marie was a very special lady and touched many people who will miss her dearly. In honor of Marie who was almost blind, the family is asking those who attend the service to please wear bright colors, since for years all she has seen is black and white. A very special thank you goes to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, staff and home personnel. Also a very special thank you to Pam and Buck Burns for the special loving care they gave Mom for the last 3 1/2 months of her life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005, in Marie's memory. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017, Imperial Chapel, with entombment to follow.

Bolte, Victoria Morningstar
Victoria Morningstar Bolte - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 2017 - Victoria Morningstar Bolte (Michelle Ann Vargas aka Mikey) passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 28, 2017, from cancer chemotherapy complications. Victoria was born on Dec. 2, 1952, in Pueblo to parents Leo and Ruth Vargas, who preceded her in death. Her brother, Victor Vargas, and second husband, Victor Walton, also preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, Ray Bolte; her son, Cameron Vargas; and her cousins, Patty Hijar (Steve) Converse, Ernie Martinez, Rhoda Aragon, Jess Hijar, Tina Cabrerra; and uncle, Frank R. Hijar. She graduated from South High School in 1971. Victoria was a very talented professional musician who played with many bands and several orchestras while living in Portland, Ore., with her husband, Victor, who also was a talented musician. She was a very intelligent and caring person who helped many people as a caregiver while in Portland. She will be missed by many friends and family. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at The Center for Inner Peace, 740 W. 15th St., in Pueblo. Imperial Funeral Home - October 15, 2017 - Victoria Morningstar Bolte, (Michelle Ann Vargas AKA Mikey) passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 28th, 2017, from Cancer Chemotherapy complications. Victoria was born on 12/2/1952 in Pueblo to parents Leo & Ruth Vargas who preceded her in death. Her brother Victor Vargas and second husband Victor Walton also preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband Ray Bolte, her son Cameron Vargas and her cousins Patty Hijar –(Steve) Converse, Ernie Martinez, Rhoda Aragon, Jess Hijar, Tina Cabrerra, Joan Solis, Kenneth Bailey, Jeannie Bailey, Lita Sanchez, Roseanne Urueta, Franklin Hijar, Judy Lazo, Diana Garcia, Rebecca Lerma and Uncle Frank R. Hijar. She graduated from South High School in 1971. Victoria was a very talented professional musician/vocalist, who played with many bands and several orchestras while living in Portland, Oregon with her husband Victor, who also was a talented musician. She also played in some bands in Pueblo when she returned in 2007. She was the secretary for the Pueblo Songwriters & Musicians Association for several years. She was a very intelligent and caring person who helped many people as a caregiver while in Portland. Many people did not know, and she wanted it that way, was that she was a Sensitive Psychic. She worked with the FBI and the Lost Foundation for years finding and saving hundreds of kids and adults. She will be missed by many friends and family. Her funeral will be October 21st at 2 PM at The Center for Inner Peace, located at 740 West 15th Street in Pueblo. Arrangement done under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home, Pueblo, CO.

Bomar, Helen
Helen Marie Bomar - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 2015 - Helen Marie Bomar went to eternal paradise on May 30, 2015, while on an extended visit with her daughter in Williamsburg, Ky. Helen was born in Rugby, Colo., to Anthony and Minnie Svetkoff on May 25, 1925, “a coal miner’s daughter.” She lived most of her youth in Walsenburg, Colo., but upon the death of her father, the family moved to Pueblo, where she graduated from Pueblo Central in 1943. After World War II, she met the love of her life, Robert Bomar, and they wed in Pueblo on Sept. 25, 1945, and remained together for 51 years. Most of her married life was spent in Pueblo, where she helped raise her two sons and three daughters. Because of her husband’s job, they did live in Italy for three years and in Thailand for two years. Upon Robert’s retirement, they resided for short periods in Monte Vista and Lamar before settling in La Junta in 1993. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and a faithful Christian, a devout member of the La Junta Church of Christ. She loved teaching children’s Bible classes, reading Western novels, and was accomplished at crocheting. All of Helen’s children and grandchildren own at least one of her crocheted masterpieces. Helen served for a decade as a volunteer teacher’s aide at La Junta Primary School and in the AVRMC gift shop. She also was an officer in the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, the Ladies Auxiliary and La Junta Literary Club. In spite of suffering the physical pains of old age, she never complained and always had a smile and kind word for all. Helen was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Robert. Helen is survived by son, David (Phyllis) of La Junta; daughters, Sharon (Rex) Mobley of Williamsburg, Ky., Kathleen (Roger) Hamm of Topeka, Kan., and Julie (John) Jones of Wentzville, Mo.; and son, Scott (Jan) of Greeley, Colo.; also two sisters, Josephine Duvall of Fort Morgan, Colo., and Joan Stimac of Pueblo; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. This kind and generous lady will be greatly missed. A memorial service for Helen will be held at 10 a.m. June 19, 2015, at the La Junta Church of Christ, 10th and Cimarron. Memorials in Helen’s name may be made to the La Junta Church of Christ or Mountain States Children’s Home.

Bon, Charles Joseph
Charles Joseph Bon - Dignity Memorial - January 7, 2010 - Mr. Charles Joseph Bon was a natural leader whose winning presence allowed him to take control of various situations with ease. Equipped with a clear and calculating focus, he possessed a tough-minded, "take charge" attitude. He had the ability to make even routine situations seem exciting, and he was at ease with the role of playing problem solver. Chuck always sought out the scene of where the action was. Sociable, analytical and pleasant, Chuck was an individual who enjoyed life's challenges. Chuck was born on March 12, 1947 at Mercy Hospital in Denver, Colorado. His parents were Joe and Gina Bon. Chuck was raised in Walsenburg and Trinidad, Colorado. Always able to express himself well, Chuck possessed strong interpersonal skills. He was optimistic in his outlook on life and was able at all times to be open and direct in his communication. Armed with a great wit, Chuck was raised to be accepting of others and to implement a strong personal work ethic. As a young child, Chuck showed his creative ability in many ways. He was outgoing and animated. Chuck enjoyed new activities and pursued a variety of interests. He was a Boy scout. In his spare time he liked to play piano, go fishing. Known to others as a focused, logical, open-minded and somewhat driven individual, Chuck was able to utilize these qualities to succeed in high school. His curious nature was spurred by his ability to maximize his personal learning style through employing a hands-on approach. He was good with facts and had an excellent memory. He graduated from St Mary's Catholic High in 1965. He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. His favorite class in high school was Music. The teacher he enjoyed learning from the most was Father Fitzsimmons. When the goal of college was in sight, it became important to Chuck. Again, his direct, "down to earth" approach served him well. He was able to absorb complex concepts and had an acute sense of how things worked. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Sociology, English from Southern Colorado State College in 1972. His favorite courses were English Literature. His favorite professor was Miss Harring. Friends and acquaintances found Chuck an easy man to get to know, and those close to him would often praise his open, practical style of communication and relaxed approach to life in general. Chuck was uncomplicated and straightforward in his relationships, which allowed him to accept people for what they were. Later in life, he became friends with Rick Gezewicz. On August 5, 1972 Chuck exchanged wedding vows with Theresa A. Soldano at the Our Lady of Assumption of Pueblo, Colorado. Chuck was attentive to Theresa's feelings, and he charmed Theresa and others with his gift for being able to give freely and generously. A good listener with an engaging personality, Chuck was able to bring pleasure and unexpected humor to the relationship. Very much like a kid himself, Chuck identified with the inquisitive and creative side of his children's personalities. He was able to direct his energy and spontaneity towards helping his children acquire added common sense skills. Chuck was blessed with Two Boys, Two sons, Jason and Bryon. Chuck was a flexible worker who was able to draw the best from others around him. A persuasive individual who was quick to make necessary decisions, Chuck's strengths included being able to think on his feet. He could be a leader who sought impact for his decisions. Gifted with an incredible ability to read body language, Chuck was able to positively manipulate situations and motivate others in order to get a task completed. He was a good negotiator who enjoyed new challenges. Chuck could multi-task, and he was endowed with entrepreneurial spirit, allowing him to think beyond standard norms when it came to resolving issues in his work environment. His primary occupation was Accounting Technician 3 in the Payroll Department. He was employed for 27 years by The Colorado Mental Health Institute of Pueblo. Chuck was an Army Veteran. Chuck was a cool thinker who could handle himself well in a crisis. He was station in Frankfurt, Germany as a personnel specialist. He achieved the rank of E5. He showed leadership qualities and could make tough decisions when he was called upon to do so. Chuck enjoyed his leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. He had something of an artistic flair in many of the things that he did. He put this creativity toward all of his pastimes. His favorite pursuits were Spending time with Family, Musical Clocks, Eagles, Roosters. He was content to enjoy his hobbies alone but was also willing to share his interests with others. Because he liked to take risks, Chuck was a perfect match for athletics and exercise. He was enthusiastic and confident about these activities. Chuck was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed watching his favorite events whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were Watching NASCAR, Football. Chuck held close traditional values and as a result, faith was important to him. He was a member Our Lady of The Meadows, for 30 years. Travel and vacations were experiences that Chuck truly enjoyed. He preferred to seek out excitement wherever he went and he was partial to vacations that were casual and laid back with an atmosphere of "live and let live." He was willing to leave his plans open and flexible, just in case something more interesting came along. Favorite vacations included Hawaii, California, The Bahamas, The Caribbean, and the Virgin Islands. Chuck was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. One of Chuck's favorites was Blondie, a Cocker Spaniel. They were best friends for 6 years. His family was rounded out by numerous Cats, Dogs, and Fish. When Chuck's retirement finally came in January 7th, 2010, he was well prepared. He used logical analysis of his retirement options in order to ensure his retirement would be fulfilling. Still, he was able to easily adapt to possible changes and enjoyed just having fun and being relaxed. His new life involved relocating to Heaven. Chuck passed away on January 7, 2010 at Sange De Cristo Hospice House in Pueblo, Colorado. Chuck fought a brave battle against cancer. He is survived by his Wife Theresa, his sons Jason and Bryon (Tracy). Services were held at Our Lady of The Meadows. Chuck was the kind of person who could win others over easily. A concrete communicator, he relied on his senses to increase his involvement and awareness of others. He was always able to provide amusing repartee to his friends and acquaintances, offering a seemingly endless supply of quips, anecdotes, jokes and stories. If Chuck had a theme song written about him, it might well have been "Don't Worry, Be Happy." He enjoyed his life and the experience of living it. This is how everyone will remember Mr. Charles Joseph Bon.

Bonacquista, Joe
Joe Bonacquista - Chronicle News - October 6, 2004 - Joe Bonacquista, age 93, passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad, Colorado on October 3, 2004. He was born in Castro Dei Volsci, Italy (near Rome) to Margaret Palombi and Ambrogio Bonacquisti. He attended schools in Delagua and Trinidad High School. On June 28, 1938, Joe was united in marriage to Martha Menapace in Raton, New Mexico. He was employed as a coal miner and heavy equipment operator for 44 years, having worked in the Valdez and Allen Mines. Joe loved the game of baseball. He was an outstanding semi-pro pitcher in southern Colorado during the 1930’s and 1940’s. He played for the Trinidad Red Sox, Valdez Miners, Mullare’s, was a tournament player for Walter’s Brewers of Pueblo, and was also on the Delagua Coal Camp Team. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. Joe planted a garden every year and shared the vegetables with his family and neighbors. He was a member of UMWA Local 9856 and a member of Mt. Carmel and Holy Trinity Parish. Joe will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He is preceded in death by parents Margaret and Ambrogio Bonacquisti; brothers Frank Bonacquisti Sr. and George Bonacquisti. Survivors are his wife of 66 years Martha of home address; sons Joe (June) Bonacquista, Pueblo, Co., Richard (Melissa) Bonacquista, Castle Rock, Co.; grandchildren Jeffrey (Shelese) Bonacquista, Colo. Springs, Co., Janelle (Bryan) Cahill, Altus, Okla., Anthony Bonacquista, Grand Junction, Co., Annaliese Bonacquista, Durango, Co.; great-grandchildren Sarah Cahill, Brennan Cahill and Tyler Bonacquista; sisters Yolanda Mauro, Long Beach Calif.; sister-in-law Angie Bonacquisti, Downey, Calif.; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives, and many dear friends, including special friend Eleanor Sena, Trinidad. Visitation will be Thursday, from 3:00PM-7:00PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be Thursday, October 7, 2004 at 7:00PM at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral will be Friday, October 8, 2004 at 10:00 AM at Holy Trinity Church with Funeral Mass celebrated by Fr. Phil Coury. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are granddaughters Janelle Cahill, Annaliese Bonacquista and Shelese Bonacquista. Active pallbearers are grandsons Jeff Bonacquista, Anthony Bonacquista, Bryan Cahill, nephew Phillip Mauro, and friends Gerald Maglia and Ray Rodighiero. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and contributions be made to Holy Trinity Church, 235 N. Convent, Trinidad, Colorado 81082. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bonacquista, Martha
Martha Bonacquista - Chronicle News - November 30, 2004 - Martha Bonacquista, age 91, passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad, Colorado on November 26, 2004. She was born in Vallorso, Colorado on the Menapace Ranch, on December 2, 1912 to Josephine (Bua) and Martin Menapace. She was a member of the last graduating class of Berwind High School, Class of 1931. Martha was a member of the Berwind basketball, softball and track teams. She received a Life Teaching Certificate and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Colorado State College of Education (now UNC). On June 28, 1938, Martha was united in marriage to Joe Bonacquista in Raton, NM. Martha taught school for 34 years in the Las Animas County Schools including Apishapa, Starkville, Vigil and Sopris, and the last 21 years at Park Street Elementary School in Trinidad. She was a dedicated educator, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Martha enjoyed reading, fishing, working in her rose garden, and watching her sons, grandsons and granddaughters participate in their athletic events. She was a member of PERA, a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, and also a member of Mt. Cannel and Holy Trinity Parish. Preceding her in death are husband Joe Bonacquista on October 3, 2004; parents Josephine and Martin Menapace; brothers Paul Menapace, Joe Ferrari; sisters Josie Dazzo and Frances Culotta. Survivors are sons Joe (June) Bonacquista, Pueblo, Co., Richard (Melissa) Bonacquista, Castle Rock, Co.; grandchildren Jeffrey (Shelese) Bonacquista, Colo. Springs, Co., Janelle (Bryan) Cahill, Altus, Okla., Anthony Bonacquista, Grand Junction, Co., Annaliese Bonacquista, Durango, Co., great-grandchildren Sarah Cahill, Brennan Cahill and Tyler Bonacquista; sisters-in-law Yolanda Mauro, Long Beach Ca., Angie Bonacquisti, Downey, Ca.; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and many dear friends including special friend Eleanor Sena of Trinidad. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 PM-7:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be Wednesday, December 1, 2004 at 7:00PM at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Martha’s 92nd birthday on Thursday, December 2, 2004 at 10:00AM at Holy Trinity Church with Fr. Bob Hagan as celebrant. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers arc granddaughters Janelle Cahill, Annaliese Bonacquista and Shelese Bonacquista. Active pallbearers are grandsons Jeff Bonacquista, Anthony Bonacquista, Bryan Cahill, nephew Jim Romero, and friends Gerald Maglia, Ray Rodighiero. The family respectfully requests the omission of food, and contributions be made to Holy Trinity Church, 235 N. Convent, Trinidad, Colorado 81082. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bonacquisti, Albina
Albina Bonacquisti - Chronicle News - March 10, 2004 - Albina Bonacquisti, age 86, went to Heaven on March 5, 2004. She was born January 1, 1918 in Monteau da Po, Torino, Italy to Joseph and Lucienne (Tocco) Bracco. She came to this country in 1927 at the age of nine. She was united in marriage to Frank Bonacquisti March 25, 1936 in Raton, New Mexico. She lived in Delagua, Segundo, Valdez, Trinidad and finally, in later years, Colorado Springs with her family. Albina, or “Bina” as she was called by friends, hated her name, but she lived up to its uniqueness. It was her nature to be different. Mom was a brat her whole life. She pouted and frowned and was a bit sassy. Her passion was writing poems, two of which were published. She loved being outdoors planting and tending her flowers. She loved to gamble and did often. Family was special as she was surrounded by all who loved her dearly. Except for this sudden event, her sassiness would have sustained her for years to come. We will miss her terribly. Mrs. Bonacquisti was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister, Katherine Nizzi, and brother, Angelo Bracco. She is survived by brother Albert Bracco, El Paso, TX; three children LaVerne (Joseph T.) Yelenick, Denver, CO, Frank (Louise) Bonacquisti, Poulsbo, WA, Michelle (Jim) Romero, Colo. Springs; grandchildren Bryan (Sherri), Mark (Robyn), Andrea (Don), Anthony, Susan, Shannon (Matt), James (Katie), Jonathan (Krystle), Sarah and Frank; great-grandchildren Mashay, Kyle, Matteo, Dominic, Brynn, Sicily and Kros will also miss Grama Bina greatly. Also surviving are brothers- and sisters-in-law, Joe (Martha) Bonacquisti, Trinidad, George (Angie) Bonacquisti, and Landa Mauro, CA; many dear nieces and nephews. Funeral will be Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church with Funeral Mass celebrated by Fr. Tom Melancon. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons, James, Jonathan and Frank Romero, Anthony Yelenick, Matt McGinness, and honorary grandson, Russell Lee. The family may be contacted at the Romero address, 4225 Hopeful Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80917. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bonacquisti, George
George Bonacquisti - Chronicle News - July 30, 2004 - Services were held on May 17th, 2004 for George Bonacquisti who passed into eternal life on May 12th, 2004 in Downey, California. George was born on August 9th, 1923 to Margaret and Ambrogio Bonacquisti in Trinidad, Colorado. He entered the CC Camps at an early age, served his country in the Philippines during World War II, and was a miner in the coal mines in southern Colorado. For the majority of his life, he skillfully drove the biggest trucks on the road. George was an extremely hard worker. What mattered most to him was providing a good life for his family who he adored and would have sacrificed anything for. For 52 years he was a loyal, loving, caring and committed husband to his wife Angie whom he declared he wanted to marry moments after their initial meeting. The unconditional love and devotion that he showed to his daughters Angela and Martnel and later to his sons-in-law Bill and Denny was a gift that will remain with them forever. The lights of his life were his granddaughters Natalie and Mia. His smile was the brightest when they entered the room. George appreciated every aspect of life, strongly believing in fair play, honesty and protection of the “underdog”. He taught those whom he loved how to enjoy the simplest of things as well as exposing them to the finer things in life. He loved to dance and taught everyone in his family how to be almost as light on their feet as he was. He never complained regardless of what hardships or difficulties he encountered. George was very intelligent and amazingly generous; not only to his loved ones, but also to everyone he met. He had the softest heart, was extremely compassionate and displayed wisdom far beyond his years. He was protective of his family and would have given his life for any one of them. He had a sense of humor that could crack up a room with a single word and possessed a faith in the Heavens above that was unwavering. George was the rock of his family and he leaves behind a legacy of pure love and dedication. We pray that he truly realized just what a positive and strong impact he made on every life he touched. His mother Margaret and father Ambrogio, mother-in-law and father-in-law Nellie and Angelo Barbero, and his eldest brother Frank (wife Albina) preceded him in passing. Along with his immediate family, George is survived by his brother Joe Bonacquista (wife Martha), sister Yolanda Mauro (husband Emilio who is deceased), brother-in-law Ralph Barbero (wife Elaine), brother-in-law Joe Bilotti (wife Grace who is deceased), sister-in-law Phyllis Bassetti (husband Joe), sister-in-law Nellie Guarienti (husband Don) and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends - all whom he loved dearly. God bless you George / Babe / Daddy / Papa. We learned through your example what it means to laugh with gusto, to stand up for what you believe in, to love without limits, to appreciate each blessing and to pass on to eternal life with the same strength, dignity, integrity and grace with which you lived. We miss you more than words can say and the memory of your all encompassing love lives on with each beat of our hearts.

Bonacquisti, Robert O.
Robert O. Bonacquisti - Fort Lupton Press - August 5, 2015 - Robert O. Bonacquisti, Sr., 88, of Brighton, passed away July 31.Robert was born in Delagua, the son of immigrant parents, and was the eighth of nine children. He graduated "most likely to succeed" from Trinidad High School in the class of 1947. After working on the ranch it was off to Detroit to work the produce terminal with his brothers. It was there he was introduced to the jewelry trade and met his soon-to-be-wife, Lucille. In 1959, he relocated his family to Colorado and resided in Lakewood. You can take the cowboy out of Colorado, but the cowboy needed to return. In 1972, he moved the family out of the city to the countryside of Brighton and established the Bonny-Lu Ranch. Robert worked as a self-employed trade jeweler and diamond setter in the Empire Building in downtown Denver and opened his first retail jewelry store in 1976 in Brighton. Once in Brighton, Robert began to raise cattle, sheep and hogs. But it was his love for horses that lead him into raising and racing thoroughbreds including the champion Chain Links Dream. As a local prominent businessman, he supported the local 4-H and area high schools and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Elks Lodge and Optimist Club. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and, while Robert was working the ranch and jewelry store, Lucille was the backbone that provided the stability for him to pursue his dreams. Robert and Lucille closed the jewelry store and retired in 2000. Even in retirement, he continued to put the flags out around Brighton on every American holiday with the Optimist Club. Robert loved to play poker at the Elks and Shanghai Rummy with family. A former neighbor recently said, "There is no one in the world that matches his wonderful smile, his laughter, and his ability to never meet a stranger. How bright his star in heaven will be." Robert is survived by his wife; two daughters, Susan (Frank) Menegatti of Walsenburg and Roberta Zellermaier of Denver; two sons, Bob (Debi) Bonacquisti of Cypress, Texas, and Paul (Judi) Bonacquisti of Denver; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Tony, John and Dominic; and five sisters, Edith, Mary, Joanne, Jean and Rose Maria. Visitation will be at 6 p.m., Aug. 6, followed by a Rosary at 7 p.m., both of which will be at Tabor-Rice Funeral Home, 75 S. 13th Ave., Brighton. Tabor-Rice handled the arrangements. A Mass of Christian burial starts at 11 a.m., Aug. 7, at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 178 S. Sixth Ave., Brighton. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Brighton.

Bonaglio, Caterina
Caterina Bonaglio – Walsenburg World – October 13, 1910 – Died at Pryor, Colorado, on Tuesday, October 11, 1910, Caterina Bonaglio, age 11 months and 17 days.

Bonato, Carmella J.
Carmella J. Bonato - Chronicle News - May 28, 2009 - Carmella J. Bonato, age 98, passed away on May 23, 2009. She was born in Sopris, Colorado to Maria (Bertognoli) and Bernardo Callovini on March 27, 1911. In June of 1937, Carmella was united in marriage to Jimmie Ernest Bonato. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, she will be missed by those whose lives she touched. Preceding her in death are parents, Maria and Bernardo Callovini; brothers, Frank Callovini, William Callovini; sisters, Mary Thompson, Teresa Brunelli and daughter-in-law, Gloria Bonato. Survivors are sons, James E. Bonato, Greeley; Robert C. “Kirby” (Lucille) Bonato, Trinidad; John L. (Vicky) Bonato, Colo. Springs; Albert (Kathy) Bonato, Trinidad; grandchildren, Robert C. Bonato, Jr., Paul and Kathy Bonato, Michael Bonato, Denise, Jennifer and Jimmy Bonato; great grandchildren, Jared and Brittany Bonato, Andrea and Carmella Bonato; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Battistone, Trinidad; Sister Olivia Marie Bellegante, OSF; nieces, nephews and special friend, Viola Morris. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 2009 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 2009 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday June 1, 2009 at Holy Trinity Church. Honorary pallbearers are Agnes Brunelli, Roger Brunelli, Jimmy Brunelli, Bill Brunelli, Anthony Vecellio, Angelo Vecellio, Charles Cambruzzi, Gloria Shepherd, Carol Fernandez, Mary Jane Callovini, Bill Callovini, Kathy Bonato, Denise Bonato and Viola Morris. Active pallbearers are Ray Barela, Gene Vecellio, David Brunelli, Robert Bonato, Jr., Paul Bonato and Michael Bonato. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bondi, Antonio
Antonio Bondi – Walsenburg World – August 5, 1909 – Died at Rouse, Colorado, on Wednesday, July 28, 1909, Antonio Bondi son of Mr. and Mrs. Francisco Bondi, age one year and 10 days. Buried in the Catholic Cemetery on Thursday, July 29.

Bondi, John
John Bondi – Walsenburg World – January 22, 1904 – Miner Buried – The funeral of John Bondi, who died at the sisters hospital Saturday took place from the Catholic Church Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock and was largely attended by friends of the deceased. Bondi was a miner and had resided for several years at Pictou, he being a member of the union.

Bondi, Tonati
Tonati Bondi – Walsenburg World – July 20, 1911 – Died at Rouse, Colorado, on Monday, July 11, 1911, Tonati Bondi, age 1 year, five months, eight days, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Francisco Bondi.

Bonds, Monika
Monika Bonds - Chronicle News - September 7, 2011 - Monika Bonds, May 30, 1944 –August 13, 2011 - Monika says goodbye to the wonderful people she knew. She leaves you with these words from Jeremiah 31:3. I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving kindness. Memorial Services for Monika will be Saturday, September 10, 2011, at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home at 11 a.m., with Father Don Malin, and Pastor Ed Richardson officiating. Music will be by John Denigan. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements. Chronicle News - November 9, 2011 - Memorial Services for Monika will be Saturday, September 10, 2011, at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home at 11 a.m. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Bonds, Sarah June
Sarah June Bonds - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 2015 - Sarah June Bonds, 83, of Fowler, passed away June 10, 2015, at the Fowler Health Care Center. Sarah was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church and recently was attending the West Assembly of God Church in Fowler. Preceded in death by her husband, Jerald V. Bonds; son, Jerald R. Bonds; son-in-law, Gary Sharp; great-granddaughter, Kinsley Ann Rogge; parents, George and Mollie Bender; sister, Elsie Pachak; and brother, Fritz Bender. Survived by children, Jocelyn (Richard) Lundy, Kathy Sharp, Leslie Bonds, Jeff (Kim) Bonds and Jan (Stephanie) Bonds; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sister, Esther Lusk; and brothers, George Bender and Eddie Bender. Sarah Bender was born in La Junta, to George and Mollie Bender, on June 11, 1932. She graduated from Rocky Ford High School in 1951 and worked at the Rocky Ford drugstore until August of 1951 when she married Jerry Bonds of Manzanola. Sarah and Jerry lived in Rocky Ford until 1968 when they moved their family to Fowler and opened Bonds Building Materials. Sarah worked alongside her husband of 62 years, Jerry, until they sold Bonds Building Materials and moved to Pueblo in 1986. Sarah was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family dearly. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, especially attending their athletic competitions and going on camping trips. She will be dearly missed. Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 17, at West Assembly of God, 406 W. Eugene Ave., Fowler, followed by the interment, 2:30 p.m., at Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pueblo. Memorials may be made to West Assembly of God, P.O. Box 36, Fowler, CO 81039.

Bonfadini, Leo G.
Leo G. Bonfadini - Chronicle News - December 7, 2004 - Leo G. Bonfadini, age 87, beloved husband of Pauline (Riggio) Bonfadini, passed away Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at Mt. San Rafael Hospital. He was born August 18, 1917 in Trinidad to Bert B. and Rosa (Liberto) Bonfadini. He attended Holy Trinity and graduated from Trinidad High School in 1936. He was introduced to business management at an early age delivering coal and working in the family grocery store. He was employed by Mason Candy Company 1935-1939. Leo enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1941. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II and received numerous medals for his tour of duty in New Guinea and in the Philippines. He was discharged in November 1945 and returned to Trinidad to work with his parents and his brother Charlie at Bonfadini’s Grocery and Market. When the brothers married, their wives joined them in the lifelong Italian food business. The Bonfadini family was recently honored as a Century Family of the Las Animas County having lived and contributed to the county’s historical significance, culture and economic development. On June 2, 1946, Leo was united in marriage to Pauline at Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. As a devoted Catholic, Leo was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Lega Abruzzi Lodge, Columbian Federation, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Elks, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Izaak Walton League of America, Redman Lodge, National Association Sixth Infantry Division, Fraternal Order of Italians, Friends of Historical Trinidad, Trinidad Auto Club, American Legion, and the H.R. Sayre Senior Center. Leo enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing, working on his cars, reading, learning computers, collecting antiques and art. He had a most unique sense of humor and was always generous in helping others. He thanked God for his family and friends. Leo was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Charles and his wife Rose; his half brother Mano Menapace and his son Montey; and his sister-in-law Carmella Riggio. Leo is survived by his wife Pauline and his daughter Bernadine; his grandchildren Donald, Patrick and Brenda Dudley of Colorado Springs, and his great-granddaughter Logan Dudley; his sister-in-law Caroline and Fred Kokjohn; and sister Rosalie Riggio, SC, of the Sisters of Charity in Cincinnati, Ohio. Active pallbearers will be Charles Bonfadini, Boyd Funk, Gary Garlutzo, Christopher Kokjohn, Fritz Kokjohn, and Shawn Wilson. Honorary pallbearers are Joe Micheli, Emil Vukich, Sam Ringo, Bob Moser, Johnny Niccoli, and Dominic Morelli. Leo’s family requests donations be made to the organization or charity of their choice in his memory. A Wake was held Monday, December 6 at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, December 7, 2004 at 1 p.m. Burial follows at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family of Leo Bonfadini has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Bongirno, John Sebastian
John Sebastian Bongirno - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 2016 - John Sebastian Bongirno, 64, of Colorado Springs, Colo., born Sept. 30, 1951, to Marion and Kathryn (Cacciatore) Bongirno, passed away on June 26, 2016. He was born and raised in Pueblo, graduated from Pueblo South High in 1969, and from Southern Colorado State College in 1972. John is survived by his loving wife, Alice; daughter, Cara; son, Chase (Melissa); and grandson, Sebastian; also survived by brother, Joe Bongirno; sister, Jody (Randy) Workman; goddaughter, Randi Lynn Moore; godson, Sage Workman; and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be truly missed by his family, friends and colleagues. He was preceded in death by his parents; and also his in-laws, Jaunia (Baker) and G.B. Hopkins. John resided in Leadville, Colo., from 1972 until 1982. John loved to camp, fish, shoot and spend time with his grandson. He was a captain with the Department of Corrections, where he had worked for 24 years. A special thanks to niece, Nikki Petric; friends, LaVonna Casey and Katie O’Brien. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2016, at the VFW Post No. 5812, 127 E. Spaulding, Pueblo West. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donation to Bonfils Blood Center.

Bongirno, Kathryn
Kathryn "Kay" Bongirno - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2016 - Kathryn “Kay” Bongirno, 86, passed away March 9, 2016. She is survived by her loving children, John (Alice) Bongirno, Joe Bongirno, Jody (Randy) Workman; grandchildren, Randi (Christopher) Moore, Chase (Melissa) Bongirno, Nikki (Ryan) Petric, Cara Bongirno; great-grandchildren, Sage, Sofiya and Sebastian. Kay was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Bongirno; and parents, Joe and Pauline Cacciatore. Kay was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who was loved by all and will be sadly missed. The family would like to thank the staff at Life Care Center for their loving care of our Nana Kay. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at George McCarthy Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Mom, Nana Kay, Kay, we love you and will miss you! Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Bongirno, Sam Charles
Sam Charles Bongirno - Pueblo Chieftain - October 4, 2014 - Sam Charles Bongirno, native Pueblo resident, passed away Sept. 30, 2014, in Orlando, Fla. Sam worked at CF&I Steel for 35 years and Walt Disney World in Orlando for 13 years. Sam loved going to church on Sunday, fishing, golf and documenting on film the lives of his three children and four grandchildren. Survived by wife, Carole; daughter, Sue (Dennis); son, Charles; grandchildren, Kimberly, Gina, Matthew Daniel and Mathew Charles; brother, Carl (Carol). Predeceased by son, Kenneth; and daughter-in-law, Robin. Sam will be dearly missed by many friends and family.

Bonicelli, Derito
Derito Bonicelli - Dignity Memorial - October 23, 2012 - Derito Bonicelli, was born on December 21, 1918, in Tioga, Colorado and returned to the Lord on October 21st, 2012. He was born to Morando Bonicelli and Clotilde Cassini who immigrated to Colorado from Reggio nell'Emilia, Italy. Derito grew up and lived in various coal mining camps in Huerfano County until World War II. Derito served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a Master Sergeant and severed in the European Theatre. After serving he returned to Walsenburg to start his family and businesses. Derito was an incredible baseball player and his team took the district minor league championship. He initiated the first Old Timers Baseball program for the youth and managed it for over twenty-five years. Derito served as the Mayor of Walsenburg, Colorado, and as the Huerfano County Democratic Committee Chairman for a number of years. Derito was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Elks Club and Eagles. He owned and operated a Firestone dealership in Walsenburg for over 40 years, as well as numerous other businesses. Together with his beloved wife of 72 years, Caryl (Ralya) Bonicelli, Derito raised six children. His love and devotion to his family and his wife were his motivation in all that he did. Derito, a visionary, insured that his children were well-educated and prepared to reach their greatest potential. As a proud and loving father, Derito applauded his children's successes while lovingly nurturing them throughout their lives. As a husband, father, and friend, Derito was a loving, kind, caring, and generous man. Even when working long and exhausting days, Derito found time to engage in prayer, always remembering from whom his blessings came. At the age of 93, Derito still enjoyed trips to Las Vegas. Derito is survived by his wife, Caryl, son Harold (Nancy), daughter Caryl Lawson (John), daughter Debra Vialpando (Steve), son Derito (Margaret), daughter Janine Guardamondo (Ed), daughter Celine, eleven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by 5 siblings. A celebration of Derito's life will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012. Viewing and Rosary at 10:30 at Holy Family Catholic Church. Funeral Mass to follow at 11:00. Reflections immediately following Mass. Interment at Imperial Gardens with a luncheon to follow at Holy Family reception hall.

Bonicelli, Virginia
Virginia Bonicelli - Dignity Memorial - November 30, 2012 - Virginia was born on February 11, 1923, in Walsenburg, CO, the daughter of Elvira and Andrew Argiletti. She joined older brother, Lawrence. The Argilettis owned the flour mill in Walsenburg, and while growing up both Virginia and Lawrence worked at the mill with their parents. Virginia graduated from St. Mary's High School in Walsenburg, but at the age of 16, she attended a dance where she met a handsome young member of the band, Zel Bonicelli, who was 6 years older than she. They were not allowed to go on dates unaccompanied, so her best high school friend, Olga, or her mom always went with them. After high school, Virginia worked at the local soda fountain, a job she really enjoyed. Zel joined the Army when WWII broke out, but he sent most of his pay back home to Virginia to save for him. They were married on October 3, 1946, and shortly thereafter they moved to Denver together with Virginia's parents. Their son, Larry, was born on August 10, 1946, and needless to say he was her pride and joy. About two years later they moved to a home they had built on Osceola Street where they lived they rest of their lives. Virginia was a devoted wife and mother who kept her home immaculate. Virginia enjoyed regular game nights with a special group of longtime friends, and she was involved with several groups at St. Dominick's Catholic Church. She also enjoyed spending time with family in Walsenburg and Chicago. They took trips to Las Vegas, and as they grew older, they especially enjoyed outings to Central City. Virginia was thrilled when Larry finally got married, and her love just overflowed when her two grandsons were born. If you knew Virginia, you knew all about Michael and David! She loved babysitting them while Larry and Ellie went to Bronco games, and she enjoyed attending their various activities and concerts. After nearly 67 years of marriage, Zel passed away, and Virginia's heart was broken. She didn't have the will to live without him, and she passed away three months to the day after he died. We surely miss both of them!

Bonitz, Gerald
Gerald "Jerry" Bonitz - The Gazette - February 20, 2015 - Jerry passed away unexpectedly on Sunday Feb 15th. He was born in Walsenburg, Colorado and raised in Manitou. Jerry loved life, Colorado, and everything it had to offer. He was a free spirit, lived life to its fullest and was always willing to help his family and friends. Jerry was a graduate of Manitou Springs High School and a long-time employee of Santa's Workshop. They knew him as fuzzy and what a great helper for Santa and his team! Jerry was preceded in death by his father Gerald Senior and his sister Chris. He is survived by his mother Virginia Bonitz, brothers John, Ken and Dan, Nieces Alicia, Shayla, and nephews Timmy, Karl, Tony, and Eric. He has numerous cousins in addition to many other family and loving friends. His family, friends and co-workers will miss him dearly. He loved the mountains, outdoors, and people of all walks of life. Your brothers love you JuGi and will miss you! God Bless you! A visitation will be held on Monday Feb 23rd from 6:00-8:00 pm at Blunt Mortuary. Services will be Tuesday morning Feb 24th at 11:00 at Sacred heart Catholic Church.

Bonney, Jacqueline Kay
Jacqueline (Jacquie) Bonney - Wickenburg Funeral Home - June 24, 2015 - The world is short one cowgirl but heaven has gained a good one. Jacqueline (Jacquie) Bonney, a woman with a beautiful soul, contagious laughter and kindness for all, passed away unexpectedly on April 13th in Wickenburg, AZ. She is survived by her daughter, Laura (Robert Allen) Bonney and grandchildren Hunter and Ella of Erie CO, stepdaughter Ann (Robert) Shelden and grandchildren Reed, Spencer and Ava of Highland Ranch, CO, and her sisters, Pam (Gerald) Eichelberger of Manzanola, CO and Renee (Terry) Jaccaud of Greeley, CO. Nieces and nephews include Nancy Cloud of McKinney TX, Jessie Eichelberger of Loco OK, Kyle Jaccaud-Smith of Denver, CO and Robert Jaccaud of Park City, UT. She was predeceased by her parents, George and Dona Moody and younger brother, Blake Moody. Jacquie was born on December 8, 1945 to Dona and George Moody of Colorado Springs, CO and spent her formative years there and in Littleton, CO. She attended Lamar Junior College and studied at Regis Jesuit College in Denver. Other than her children and grandchildren, horses were the love of her life. She enjoyed barrel racing and all things to do with horseback riding and rodeo. A cowgirl is defined as “a woman with guts and a horse” and this description fit Jacquie to a tee. She found joy sitting high in the saddle, running the barrels, being surrounded by friends and companions, and experiencing the freedom she could find only on the back of her best friend, her horse. A lifelong member of the Women's Professional Rodeo Association, she traveled many miles hauling horses between events. She was Director of the Mountain States Circuit of the WPRA for three terms and successfully organized several events during that time. Jacquie was dedicated to the sport of barrel racing and an outspoken advocate for gender equality in the sport of rodeo. She cared deeply about the safety of both horses and riders, and was known to plow the arena herself if she felt the conditions didn’t meet her standards. Her love of all things horse and the West didn’t end at the barn or arena. On any given day you could find her watching an old Western movie, searching the Internet for horsemanship tips, or reading one of her equestrian magazines. She may likely have been born in the wrong era. Jacquie would have fared quite well in the Old West: independent, strong and tough as nails. There were few things you could convince her she was unable to do. She was also kind, generous, loving and a sensitive soul. All of those attributes are a rare combination. She truly was a unique and special woman. She will be deeply missed. Let us join together in loving memory of Jacquie on June 28th, 4:00 to 6:00 pm (MST) at the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant (825 9th St, Greeley, CO 80631). This is a time to celebrate her achievements, the good times we had with her and the laughter we shared. We will gather to celebrate her life and share our favorite memories of Jacquie. We hope you can join us, but if you aren't able to attend please send us your stories and we will read them for you at the celebration.

Bonney, Mercy S.
Mercy S. Bonney - Pueblo Chieftain - April 9, 2015 - Mercy S. Bonney, 101, of Pueblo. Born March 25, 1914, in New Mexico and passed away April 4, 2015. Preceded in death by husband, Brigido Bonney; son, Joe Bonney; and daughter, Kate Medina. Survived by Rainey Bonney, Rosie Martinez, Marcella Thomlison, George Bonney, John Bonney, Laura Smith and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Service, 11 a.m. Friday at Water of Life Ministry. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Bono, Shon Thomas
Shon Thomas Bono - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2014 - Shon Thomas Bono, 41, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 9, 2014. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Memorial contributions can be made at any Wells Fargo in Shon’s memory.

Bonomo, Giacomo
Giacomo Bonomo – Walsenburg World – June 3, 1909 – Giacomo Bonomo was killed at the Pryor mine last Thursday by a fall of rock. The deceased had no family in this country. Dr. S. J. Lamme, the coroner, came down from LaVeta and held an inquest. The inquiry developed the unusual story of neglect on the part of the miner to properly prop up his roof.

Bonze, Romanda
Romanda Bonze – Walsenburg World – August 26, 1904 – Mrs. Romanda Bonze of Delagua, died Sunday evening at 7:30 o’clock from dropsy, from which she had been a sufferer for a long time. She was 55 years of age and had resided at Delagua with her family for the past year.

Booker, Beulah L.
Beulah L. Booker - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2015 - Beulah L. Booker passed away Feb. 8, 2015, in Pueblo. She was born Oct. 4, 1925, in Logan County, Kan., one of eight children, to Joseph and Rena McBeth. Beulah was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur in 2009; parents; four brothers and three sisters. Her survivors include her sons, Phillip (Randi) and Larry (Brenda); her sister, Arvilla Lukassen; sisters-in-law, Marjorie McBeth, Millie Brewer, Gladys Booker and Orvella Booker; five grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. At her request, cremation with private family services to be held. In lieu of food and flowers, the family asks that you treat yourself to something nice in her memory.

Booker, Earl Lawrence
Earl Lawrence Booker - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 2015 - Earl Lawrence Booker, 60, passed away April 6, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, Earl Leroy Booker; brother, Marty Booker. Survived by his daughter, Jessa; two grandsons, Jayvion, Elliott; mother, Donna Kobold; sister, Sharon (Larry) Bernard; soulmate and friend, Rochelle; and numerous other relatives. Booker liked to ride motorcycles and loved to sing. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel.

Books, Leroy
Leroy Books – Walsenburg World – July 28, 1910 – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, on Friday, July 15, 1910, Leroy Books, age 9 years, 7 months and 10 days.

Bookwalter, Charles S.
Charles S. Bookwalter – Walsenburg World – August 19, 1915 – Mr. Charles S. Bookwalter of Aguilar, died last Saturday morning at 3 o’clock at the age of 52 years. The cause of death was blood poison. Mr. Bookwalter or “Charlie” as he was known, injured his finger about a week before his death. This death comes as a shock to many friends in all parts of the state. The Bookwalter Drugstore is the only registered pharmacy in Las Animas County, outside of Trinidad. The funeral was held Tuesday morning at Aguilar, the Rev. Joseph H. Darling of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church of this city officiating. At Trinidad the Elks had charge of the arrangements. There was a very large and beautiful offering of cut flowers and floral pieces. The burial was in the Masonic Cemetery at Trinidad. Mr. Bookwalter leaves a widow to mourn his loss, who will continue the business at Aguilar. This death marks the passing of one who was always a fellowmen and one that did much for the welfare of Aguilar.

Boone, Mary Ann
Mary Ann Boone – Walsenburg World – September 23, 1909 – Gone Home – Died at her home in Walsenburg, Colorado, on Saturday, September 18, 1909, Mrs. Mary Ann Boone, mother of Mrs. Conrad Unfug, at the advanced age of 86 years. During the absence of her daughter, who had gone to Pueblo for an operation, Mrs. Boone stepped out on the back porch, when she accidentally fell and suffered some severe shaking up. She was taken ill soon afterwards and never regained her health. The remains were taken to Pueblo Monday and funeral services held there conducted by Rev. Scott Anderson. She was buried beside her husband at Northside Masonic Cemetery. In her death Walsenburg loses one of her most beloved citizens and Colorado, one of her best-known women. Mrs. Boone has a host of friends in this city who deeply deplored the death of this noblewoman and extend their sympathies to the bereaved relatives. Mrs. Boone was 86 years of age. She was born March 17, 1823, at London, Laurel County, Kentucky, and she was the daughter of Richard Randall, a very prominent man of his day and state. Mrs. Boone first came to Colorado in 1860. The following year, 1861, she moved to Kansas City, Missouri, but in 1862 again returned to Colorado and made this state ever afterwards her residence. She was the widow of Van Daniel Boone, of Pueblo, a grandson of the famous Daniel Boone. Upon their return to Colorado in 1862 the family settled at a point 20 miles east of Pueblo, and from this family the rural district of Boone near Pueblo derived its name. Her husband died in 1871 at the age of 52 years, and was buried at Pueblo at the Masonic Cemetery on the north side. Mrs. Boone continued to reside on and direct the running of her ranch east of Pueblo for a number of years, but she finally took up her residence in Pueblo with her married daughters, and for several years resided in that city, but for the past six or seven years she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Conrad Unfug in this city. Mrs. Boone was a noble character, and the pioneers of the early days learned to know and love her because of her many deeds of true, womanly charity, and her death will be sincerely mourned by the old timers as well as by those who knew her in the later years of her life. Until about a month ago the time of the accident mentioned above, Mrs. Boone had always been a very active, energetic woman. But from the injuries received from the fall at that time she never recovered, though for a time she improved and her relatives and friends hoped for a complete recovery. Mrs. Boone is survived by the following children: Mrs. Emma Barnum and Frank Boone, both of Pueblo; A. G. Boone of Pagosa Springs; C. R. Brown of Elitr, New Mexico; Mrs. Conrad Unfug of Walsenburg, and Mrs. T. R. Jones of El Paso, Texas.

Boosinger, J. C.
J. C. Boosinger – Walsenburg World – February 17, 1905 – J. C. Boosinger, the Pueblo engineer who was injured in a Denver & Rio Grande collision near Portland, in Fremont County, some months since, died at the Salida Hospital on the 13th inst.

Booth, Barbara Elaine
Barbara Elaine Williams Booth - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 2017 - Barbara Elaine Williams Booth. The angels came for Barbara Elaine Williams Booth on Sept. 11, 2017, three weeks after losing beloved husband, Dick Booth, after 63 years of marriage. We believe she didn't want to be without him any longer, or that he couldn't wait any longer for her to get there. Barbara was born Jan. 27, 1934, in Pueblo, Colo., where she resided her entire life. She graduated from Central High in 1952. Her classmates became lifelong friends, and she cherished those relationships. She leaves to grieve her absence, her daughter, Paula Anselmo; son, Richard Eric Booth; granddaughter, Giana Anselmo; grandson, Jared Booth; and her adored brother, George R. Williams. She also had many nieces and nephews who meant so much to her, especially her "first born," Rip Williams. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick; grandson, Augie Anselmo; parents, George and Ruth Williams; and sisters, Martha Williams Sanders and Denise Williams Pickett. Barbara started working at Public Service right after high school. She continued working in collections until she retired, often paying other people's bills so they didn't get their gas turned off. Barb and Dick co-owned a beauty shop, BelNor Salon, with neighbors for many years. Those were fun years, lots of hairdos and hair colors. The neighborhood also provided an active social life block parties, New Year's parties, and plenty of barbecues. Barbara was an excellent seamstress and she became a 4-H leader. We were blessed to learn valuable life lessons from her, including sewing, needlepoint, crocheting, knitting and cooking most of which Barb didn't really like to do. She loved dolls molding, painting, dressing and collecting them. Her collection is both outstanding and overwhelming. Barb was a generous and loving parent and wife. She taught us to give to the less fortunate and to save money. With clear ideas about what was right and wrong, she molded us in her image. She adored her grandchildren, and was always there for them. She gave to any charity that asked and the Indian orphans will miss her donations. Her spirit is carried on in us because of the way she taught and loved, but her work here is done. She laughed easily and often, and if she found something hilarious, she couldn't wait to share it with everyone. She loved banana nut bread and jamoca almond fudge ice cream. She had an extraordinary beat of a simple human heart, and we will miss all the laughter and love. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of flowers and food, treat someone to an unexpected, unsolicited act of kindness. She would have loved that.

Booth, Charles R.
Charles R. Booth - Chronicle News - February 20, 2013 - Charles R. Booth, 87, went to be with his Savior February 13, 2013, in Canon City, CO. He was born April 3, 1925 to Cecil Scott and Goldie (May) Booth, in Corydon, IA. Charles joined the Navy in April 1942. After his discharge in 1946 he joined the Army Air Corps, before it became the United States Air Force. Charles retired from the U.S. Air Force April 30, 1964. Charles is survived by his wife Reina E. Booth of Canon City, CO; daughter Holly L. of Park City, UT; son David S. of San Francisco, CA; numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews of California. A private service for friends and family will be held on Wednesday followed by a reception at VFW Post 4061 in Canon City, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Arrangements handled through Holt Family Funeral Home.

Booth, Richard Albert
Richard Albert "Dick" Booth - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2017 - Richard Albert "Dick" Booth. The last alarm sounded for Richard Albert "Dick" Booth on Aug. 18, 2017. Born to Albert and Arta Booth on Sept. 8, 1933. Left to cherish his memory are his bride of 63 years, Barbara; daughter, Paula Anselmo; son, Richard Eric Booth; granddaughter, Giana Marie Anselmo; grandson, Jared Dalton Booth; sister, Barbara Bohman; and numerous other relatives. Preceded in death by his parents; and grandson, Augie Anselmo. Dick attended Pueblo Centennial High School and fancied himself a cowboy. He tried the rodeo circuit, but had to get a real job to marry Barbara. He worked numerous jobs until he found his true love, firefighting. At the fire department, he found his best friends, and an extended family. He retired as captain when it became more sensible to run out of burning buildings than into them. He had no better group of pals than those with whom he served. He was an entrepreneur, starting many companies with his fireman buddies. Dick was very community oriented and belonged to several service organizations, including the Eagles, the Elks, Sertoma and the Pueblo Woodturners. For many years he volunteered at the Colorado State Fair and the Boy Scouts. He lit the fireworks at Dutch Clark Stadium and CSU-Pueblo. He was an avid neighborhood watch person. In his younger years, he was the number to call if anything happened to anyone in the night. In his later years, he was the neighborhood welcoming committee. Dick was an artist with wood, making beautiful projects and displaying them at craft shows. Dick loved and lived life to the fullest. He spent countless hours with his immediate and extended families, improving his home and helping anyone needing assistance. He loved hunting, scuba diving, guns and target practice, smoking cigarettes, and Glen Levitt Scotch. He will be sorely missed. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of flowers and food, please send any contributions to PAWS For Life animal shelter because Dick never met a dog he didn't like.

Booton, Steven C.
Steven C. Booton - Chronicle News - September 29, 2011 - Steven C. Booton of Blair passed away on Friday, September 23, 2011. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, at Country Bible Church in Blair. No visitation will be held. Steve was born February 23, 1960, to Billy L. and Helen F. (Gunsolley) Booton. He completed 1st through 12th grade in Blair and earned his first bachelors degree in Theater at NMSU in Maryville, Mo. After many years of working in corporate America, he earned a second bachelors degree in Secondary Education at UNO. He was in his second year of employment at Fremont High School where he assumed the role of Drama Director this fall. This was a dream job for Steve; he took great pride in teaching the art of theater and found watching the students learn and grow was one of the greatest joys in his life. He married Melanie Kropf of Raton, NM, on July 22, 1989. He is survived by his wife, Melanie; daughters, Aubryna Booton of Omaha, Neb., and Ciaran Booton of Lincoln, Neb; son and daughter-in-law, Dreyson and Jillian Solano of Omaha, NE; parents, Bill and Helen Booton of Blair, Neb; mother-in-law Ruby Kropf of Capulin, NM; sister, Kathleen Booton of Blair, Neb; brother and sister-in-law, Tim and Sue Booton of Omaha, Neb; sister- and brother-in-law, Lori and Domingo Cruz of Capulin, NM; brother-in-law, Wade Kropf of Eagle Nest, NM; granddaughters, Allorah and Roslyn Solano of Omaha, Neb; niece and nephew, Claire and Parker Booton of Omaha, Neb; niece and nephews Alesha, Lonnie, and Brent Cruz of Capulin, NM and Caleb Kropf of Blackhawk, Colo.; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Dar and Lois Soll, and Frank and Edna Gunsolley; son, Berek Solano; and father-in-law, Archie Kropf. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the theater department of either Blair or Fremont High School. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Campbell-Aman Funeral Home.

Booze, Alvin
Alvin Booze - Huerfano World - September 1, 2016 - Alvin Booze - Happy Birthday honey! Today, you are 86 and your 4th birthday in Heaven. Today is full of memories, happiness and tears, and of birthday celebrations we shared throughout the years. I miss your smile and your wonderful sense of humor. There is many a time I remember your jokes and laugh. I feel you are with me in everything I do, so I will celebrate your birthday, but I will be missing you and remembering all the birthdays we shared by ourselves and with family and friends. Most birthdays, we went to Nebraska to be with relatives, or sometimes we would go camping or on a trip. One year, you took us to Oregon so I could see the ocean and up into Washington so I could see all the fruit orchards. One year, you and I went to Canada to see some of the cities. I thank God for the wonderful memories of you. So “Happy Birthday” my husband, and since we can’t be together, spend your special day with all our loved ones in eternity. Deeply loved and sadly missed by your loving wife, “Lil Miss” Jeannette Booze

Booze, Jeannette
Jeannette Patrick Linscott Booze - Huerfano World Journal - December 7, 2017 - Jeannette Patrick Linscott Booze was born in Pictou, CO on April 13, 1930 to the union of Andrew Patrick, Jr. and Mary Visich. Later, the family moved to Tioga, CO where she lived until the age of 13. She graduated from the eighth grade at Washington School and finished her high school at St. Mary’s, graduating with the class of 1948. Jeannette had a very interesting and colorful career. She started to work at the Fox Theater when she was 16. After graduating, she also worked for Sporleder’s, Don Haney Confectionery, Archie Levy Transfer and Storage, Charles Kemski Plumbing, 13 years at the First National Bank in Walsenburg, five years as City Clerk, eight years at Walsenburg Housing Authority, and 13 years as secretary/bookkeeper for Prague Public Schools in Prague, NE, retiring in 1992. Jeannette was a people person. She loved people and spoke to them whether or not she knew them. She would always say, “You don’t have to know people to speak to them.” She loved life and loved to sing and dance. She loved to jitterbug and no one could keep up with her on the dance floor. Her family was her whole life. She was a kind and unselfish person. She would take from herself to give to her family and friends. Jeannette is survived by her son, Thomas (Beatrice) Linscott; daughter Lillian (Kenneth) Medina; grandchildren Jana, Tiffany (Patrick), and Troy Medina, Sandy Iams, Annie Gonzalez, Delphine (Cedric) Rael; great-grandchildren Atalaya, baby Andrew, Jaydn, Jaxton, Phoebe, Jennifer, and Myranda; great-great-grandchildren Jazleen, Joao, Jouquin, and Sophia. Also by her sister-in-law Clara Patrick of Pueblo; nieces Geraldine and Linda, nephew David, and their families; stepdaughter Barbara (Dean) Delzer and grandchildren Adrianne, Mark, and Luke, and their families of Colorado Springs; her aunt Grace Visich of Wisconsin; brother-in-law Lawrence (Elsie) Booze of Fremont, NE, nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her beloved neighbor and angel, Theresa Martinez, who was, more or less, her caregiver; who was always checking on her and doing things for her, no matter what time of day or night. She also wants to remember her good friends, Mariam, Carmen, Margie, Diane Roloff, Dee Faye, Bertha Ragsdale, Diana Garland, Maxine Pazen, Rose and Ron Garcia, Mary Jo and David Tesitor, Ida Martin, and others too numerous to mention. Jeannette was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Alvin Booze; her parents, Andrew and Mary Patrick; brothers Michael and Gerald; baby sister Mary; nephew Michael James Patrick; nieces Diana, Jessica, and Tristan Patrick; her first husband, Thomas Linscott, Sr.; and by her most precious beloved partner and companion, her little dog girl, Cuddles. A rosary was recited at St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg, CO at 12:30 on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, followed by Funeral Mass with interment at North St. Mary’s Cemetery

Borbely, Terry Sue
Terry Sue Borbely - Pueblo Chieftain - April 5, 2017 - Terry Sue Borbely, 71, died April 1, 2017, in Pueblo. She was born Oct. 13, 1945, to Louis and Mary Kapel. Terry was preceded in death by her husband, Miklos "Mike" Borbely in 1999; parents; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Survived by cousins, Ron (Elaine) Volk of Pueblo, Judy Volk of Pueblo, Karen (Eric) Clark of Valencia, Calif., Roxanne Boitz and Harley of Grants Pass, Ore., and Edward (Joey) Boitz of Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, donations in Terry's memory may be made directly to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. There will be no services according to Terry's request. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Private family inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery. Heartfelt thanks to her caregivers from Independent Hearts Home Care and Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Joni Fair Hospice House.

Borciski, Adela Mary
Adela Mary Borciski – Walsenburg World – August 4, 1910 – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, on Tuesday, July 29, 1910, Adela Mary Borciski, age 2 months and 14 days.

Borck, Gerhard
Gerhard W.M. Borck - Pueblo Chieftain - April 2, 2015 - Gerhard W.M. Borck, 90, passed away on March 30, 2015. Gerhard W.M. Borck Gerhard and his beloved wife, Ursula, immigrated from Germany to Salina, Kan., in 1950. They spent nearly 68 years together in Kansas and Colorado. A baker by profession, he continued to delight family and friends with fresh baked bread and pastries well into his retirement. Husband, father, friend and philosopher, his hobbies included photography, reading and an insatiable curiosity about people and places. He is survived by his wife, Ursula; sons, Michael and Peter; granddaughters, Hannah, Tessa and Twyla; and by many more who knew and loved him. Gerhard will be missed. Memorial service, 1:30 p.m. Friday, Trinity Lutheran Church.

Borck, Ursula F.
Ursula F. Borck - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2017 - Ursula F. Borck, 93, passed away on Jan. 11, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Gerhard. Ursula and Gerhard immigrated from Germany in 1950, and made their home in Kansas and Colorado. Ursula and Gerhard were partners in a great adventure, leaving their families in the Old World for the opportunities of the new. Although we celebrate Ursula’s life today, it’s not possible to think of her outside the context of her marriage and the history of her journey. Ursula was the willful backbone of the family who allowed Gerhard and her three children to prosper. Her steadfast focus was tempered by a ready willingness to have fun. Her appreciation of friends, laughter and the beauty of the world around her contributed to a sharp and charming wit that persisted to her last days. Ursula is survived by her two sons, their spouses and three lovely grandchildren. To say Ursula will be missed is an understatement. Hug those you love in honor of her memory today. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2016, at Trinity Lutheran Church. No flowers, please. Instead, we recommend a donation to the SRDA in Pueblo.

Borden, Carolyn
Carolyn Tew Borden - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2017 - Carolyn Tew Borden, 85, born Dec. 29, 1931, in Barbour County, Ala., passed away July 21, 2017, in Pueblo, Colo. She is survived by daughters, Deborah (Apolonio) Miranda of Concordia, Kan., Donna (Raul) Alvarez of Pueblo, Colo., Lori (Craig) Schechtel of Highland Mills, N.Y; grandchildren: Jenny (Brad) Bauer, Reba (Jordan) Koster and Luke (Angelina Walker) Miranda, all of Kansas; Rocky (Samantha Johnson) Alvarez and Paulie (Andrea) Alvarez, both of Pueblo; Theresa (Ivan Cvenic) Thomaier, Chelsea (Aaron) Abady, Samantha (James Curry) Thomaier and Stephen Schechtel, all of New York. Also survived by 11 great-grandchildren. Many thanks to Complete Home Health Care, especially Liz, Tammy and Daniell; and Suncrest Hospice, especially Angela, Lacy and Chaplain Darron. Special thanks to friends, Frank and Carin Masset, for your wonderful, loving support! Funeral service was held in Cordova, Ala., where she was interred next to her husband.

Borden, Marian
Marian Ann (Dischner) Borden - Chronicle News - December 08, 2016 - Marian Ann (Dischner) Borden went to be with her Lord and Savior with her family at her bed side on October 22, 2016. Marian passed 13 days prior to her 89th birthday. She was born on November, 3, 1927 to Leo and Emma Dischner in Stratton, Colorado. Marian graduated from Stratton High School in 1945. She married Dean Borden on February 16, 1946 and from this union 8 children were born. In 1952 Marian, Dean and family moved to Montrose, Colorado where she was a housewife and a loving caring mother. Approximately 1958 the family moved to Olathe, Colorado, where the family purchased a 40 acre farm and did custom work for the community and surrounding area. Custom work included what was requested of farmers, ranchers and fruit growers to make a living. Marian grew a huge garden every year and successfully canned all that she grew with the help of her children. Usually we worked as a team and made an assembly line in preparation of the canning. Marian and her husband Dean, with the help of the children grew their own meat, vegetables and fruit. She taught her children the value of life and the love of God. She taught us many homesteading skills like, canning, cooking and working long hard hours in the fields and garden. Marian is survived by her sister Loretta Bartholomew of Strasburg, Colo., Robert Dischner of Montana. Children: Wanda Lutz Trinidad, Colo., Alice and Alan Kernodle, Los Alamos, N.M., Paul and Jayne Borden Gypsum, Colo., JoAnn and Tom Nogle, Peyton, Colo., Ronald and Lois Borden Montrose, Colo., Donald and Kathleen Borden, Calhan, Colo., Glenda and Donald Daniel Burlington, Colo. Services were held in Stratton, Colorado. Courtesy Comi Funeral Home

Borders, Virginia Mary
Virginia Mary Borders - Chronicle News - May 14, 2009 - Virginia Mary Borders, age 81, passed away on May, 11, 2009. She was born April 3, 1928 in Tollerberg, Colo. Virginia was a lifetime resident of Trinidad. She was proud to be a Licensed Practical Nurse for over 40 years at Mt. San Rafael Hospital. Virginia was a very giving and caring person. She loved spending time with her family and being outdoors. She also loved both volunteering and being with her many friends at the Senior Center. She is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Veroniz (Sandoval) Borders; a baby boy; brother, Charles Borders and brother-in-law, John Hernandez. Virginia is survived by two daughters, Rebecca Galasso (Bob Butero) and Edwina Borders; five grandchildren, Desiree Valdez (Josh Duran), Andrea Galasso (Anthony Bueno), Matthew Galasso, Tony Galasso and Esperanza Galasso; seven great-grandchildren, Alfred "AJ" Valdez, Avria Valdez, Denae Bowman, Jaden Bueno, Anthony "Paco" Bueno, Lorenzo Medina and Cisco Valdez; sister, Lucy Hernandez, brother Bill Borders and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary will be held at Comi Funeral Home Chapel at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 18, 2009. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at Holy Trinity Church. Honorary pallbearers will be Matthew Galasso, Tony Galasso, Anthony Bueno, Alfred Valdez, Josh Duran and Johnny Atencio. Persons wishing to do so may make donations to the Ave Maria Shrine or to the Trinidad Cancer Alliance, c/o 400 S. Indiana Ave., Trinidad, CO 81082. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Borelli, Frank Michael
Frank Michael Borelli - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 2015 - Frank Michael Borelli, passed away on May 21, 2015. He was born Oct. 2, 1923, and was a long time resident of the city he loved, San Pedro, Calif. Dad was a devoted son, brother, husband, father, uncle and godfather. He was also a banker, a walking European history encyclopedia, an avid reader of the Wall Street Journal, a traveler, gardener, farmer, plumber, house painter and all around DIY-guy, long before HGTV. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Janice Marie Borelli; his only daughter, Catherine “Trina” Borelli; his brother, James Borelli Sr.; and nieces and nephews, Michael (Sharon) Cress, James (Susan) Borelli Jr., Shirley (Robert) Rossi-Samario, Eugene (Kathryn) Lunetta, Diane (Lon) Handelsman; and numerous grand-nieces and nephews. He is also survived by cousins, Josephine Mainkranz and Kathryn (Michael) Capanna. He was preceded in death by his parents, Angelo and Connie Fortino Borelli, of Reggio and Cosenza, Italy; and his sisters, Teresa (Geno) Sega and Jessie (Alex) Lunetta. Born in Blende, Colo., one of seven children, Frank attended Pleasantview School before the family moved to California in 1936. The family settled in Lincoln Heights and Frank attended Lincoln High School. A WWII veteran, he was inducted on Dec. 28, 1942, and honorably discharged on Feb. 23, 1946. In 1947, my dad began his lifetime career with Bank of America. He worked at 4th and Spring, Santa Fe Springs, Corporate, Wilmington and San Pedro branches. He retired from branch work in 1979, as vice president and manager of San Pedro Main Office. Later, he rejoined Bank of America as a private banker, located on Silver Spur Road in Rolling Hills Estates, Calif., where he retired in 1986. Dad was an active member of the San Pedro Elks Lodge and the Garibaldina M.B. Society. He was a 15-year volunteer at Little Sisters of the Poor in San Pedro, Calif. Funeral Mass and interment will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2015, at All Souls Cemetery, 4400 Cherry Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807.

Borelli, James
James Anthony Borelli - Pueblo Chieftain - October 3, 2017 - James Anthony Borelli, May 23, 1918 - Sept. 22, 2017. James Anthony Borelli passed away peacefully on Sept. 22, 2017, after an enduring life of 99 years and 4 months. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, uncle and grandfather. He is survived by his son, Jimmy (Susan) Borelli; granddaughter, Andrea Marie (his true treasure); daughter, Shirley (David) Sanderson; nephews, Eugene (Jeanne) Lunetta, Michael (Sharon) Cress; nieces, Catherine "Trina" Borelli and Diane (Lon) Handelsman. Born in Blende, Colo., in 1918 to Italian immigrants, Angelo and Connie (Conchetta) Fortino Borelli (of Reggio and Cosenza, Italy); he left for California in 1936, followed by his parents, brother Frank and sisters, Jessie and Teresa. They settled in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles on Darwin Avenue. A WWII veteran, James enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force in 1942, serving in the North African and European theaters. An eyewitness to the horrors of Dachau Concentration Camp, shortly after its liberation in 1945, the observation left an indelible impression that he would carry for the rest of his life. He retired from the L.A. City School District in 1986 after 39 years of service. James also was a past president of the East Los Angeles Lions Club, as well as its newsletter editor and treasurer from 1967-69. A virtual expert on classic movie Western cowboy stars, he could name every cowboy who ever rode a horse on the silver screen. As a boy, while working in his Uncle Louie's store in Pueblo, Colo., he met cowboy film star Bob Steele, who came into the store to buy sliced lunch meat. James was a man of great internal fortitude. He attributed his longevity to faith in God, prayer, forgiveness and good old-fashioned determination, regardless of circumstances. He will be dearly missed and always remembered. In lieu of flowers, donations to a veterans group of your choice is welcome. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at Calvary Cemetery and Mortuary, 4201 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90023. Graveside service will be at noon.

Borgognone, Annette Marie
Annette Marie (Marine) Borgognone - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 2016 - Annette Marie (Marine) Borgognone, age 57, of Pueblo, went to heaven on Thursday, April 21, 2016. She was born to the late Lupe and Thelma Marine on Jan. 12, 1959, in San Jose, Calif. Annette was predeceased by her sisters, Inez Marine and Josephine Luevano. She is survived by her fiancé, Jim Roybal; siblings, Lupe (Tina) Marine, John (Joan) Marine, TJ (Marina) Marine, Rosanna (Julio) Talero, Diana Drent and Sandra (Mike) Culhane. She also is survived by her children, Larry (Bernadette) Arellano, Kimberly Arellano, Destiny Arellano, Justin (Lupe) Borgognone; and by her two grandchildren, Annalise and Gabriella Borgognone. Service will be held at noon Monday, May 2, 2016, at Angelus Chapel, 1102 E. Evans Ave., Pueblo, CO.

Borgstedt, Gennifer Lea
Gennifer Lea Borgstedt - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 2016 - Gennifer Lea Borgstedt, 35, passed away suddenly in Denver, Colo. Gen was born June 15, 1981, and passed July 17, 2016. She was predeceased by her mother, Teresa A. Green; and her grandparents, Bob and Carol Borgstedt. Survived by her soulmate and love of her life, Scott Schenkenberger; her father Bob Borgstedt Jr.; grandparents, Tom and Sharon Williams; uncle, Michael Williams; and his daughters, Breana Williams and Savanna Seybold; half brother, Kevin Borgstedt; aunts, Jody, Karen, Kelly, Caroline, JoEllen and JoLana; entire Schenkenberger family and numerous cousins. Services were held July 22, 2016, in Parker, Colo. Memorials in her name may be made to Ho-Bo Boxer Rescue, 1112 E. Bayaud Ave., Denver, CO 80209.

Borkowitz, August B.
August B. "Gus" Borkowitz - Pueblo Chieftain - April 2, 2017 - August B. "Gus" Borkowitz, 87, of Timnath, passed away on March 28, 2017, after an extended illness. Gus was born March 3, 1930, in Mohrungen, Germany. After coming to America, Gus married Dagmar von Kalben in 1954 in Pueblo, Colo. He received a degree from Pueblo Junior College in 1960. During his tenure with CF&I Steel, Gus rose to the position of director of raw materials and president of the metals companies. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Pueblo, where he was a deacon, and also Fort Collins. He was past president of the Pueblo German Club. Gus loved to fish, travel and dance. Survivors include his wife; son, Bernard Borkowitz of Fort Collins; daughter, Ingrid (Jim) Mitts of Timnath; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild on the way. A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church, Fort Collins. Memorial contributions may be made to the Larimer County Alzheimer's Association.

Borregio, Adolferia
Adolferia Borregio – Walsenburg World – July 20, 1911 – Died on Saturday, July 2, 1911, at Walsenburg, Colorado, Adolferia Borregio, two months, 17 days, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. Borregio.

Borrego, Frank
Frank Borrego - Chronicle News - August 1, 2017 - Frank Borrego, 52, formerly of Trinidad, went to be with the Lord surrounded by his loving family on July 11, 2017. Frank is predeceased by his sister, Lucy Cowen, mother-in-law, Ruby Sanchez. Survived by his spouse of 21 years, Ramona Borrego; children Dustin Borrego, Pablo Madrid, Rich (Toni) Madrid and Ramon Madrid; sister, Renee (Chris) Francis; the Maria family of Trinidad, Colo.; numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended friends and family. Frank was an Honorably Discharged Veteran, having served overseas for three years. He loved spending time with his dogs Samuel and Murphy, fishing, guns. He enjoyed working and providing for his family. Frank will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Memorial service has already taken place.

Borrego, Jean Doris
Jean Doris Borrego - Chronicle News - April 30, 2009 - Jean Doris Borrego of Gulnare, Colorado passed away April 26, 2009 at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, Colo. She was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico on April 7, 1961. Her hobbies included fishing, dancing, collecting eagles and rocks and going for nature rides. She would send her son, Vernon Joe to hunt doves so she could prepare them for delicious meals. She loved gardening, caring for her humming birds, taking photographs and having fun with her family and friends. She liked listening to her record player and dancing with her granddaughter. She also liked to crochet and watch television. Her favorite shows included Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie and Sanford and Son. Preceding her in death are parents, Nora Martinez and JoAnna and Trevino Espinoza. Survivors are husband, Vernon K. Borrego; children, Vernon Joe (Chastine), Jessica (Silvino), Vanessa (Rosario); granddaughters, Latisha and Nadia; two brothers, ten sisters, numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday from at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday, May 1,2009 at First Christian Church with Pastor Cary Nelson officiating. At her request cremation to follow with private inurnment at a later date. Pallbearers are Vernon Joe Borrego, Silvino Labatos, Rosario Lopez, Sam Langley, Manuel Martinez and Jessie Aragon. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Borrego, Josephine W.
Josephine W. Borrego - Chronicle News - November 14, 2008 - Josephine W. Borrego, age 89, passed away at Parkview Medical Center on November 11, 2008. She was born in Aguilar, Colorado on August 30, 1919 to Laura (Phifer) and Dave Wilson. On October 18, 1944, Josephine was united in marriage to Lloyd F. Borrego in Raton, New Mexico. Together with her husband, they ranched on the family ranch until his death in 2000. Her life evolved around her children and family and Josephine enjoyed reading and watching her daily soap operas. Preceding her in death are parents, Laura and Dave Wilson, husband Lloyd Borrego, great granddaughter Kellie Gean Ortiz, one brother and two sisters. Survivors are children, George Borrego, Colo. Springs, Colo., Dave (Cheryl) Borrego, Colo. Springs, Colo., Charles Borrego, Pueblo, Colo., Andy Borrego, Leadville, Colo., Larry (Valerie) Borrego, Pueblo, Colo., Laura (Scott) Gibbs, Pueblo, Colo., Charlotte Johnson, North Dakota, Deanna Borrego, Pueblo, Colo., Daniel (Meleen) Borrego, Aguilar, Colo., sisters Rose Sanchez, Aguilar, Colo., Dorothy Armijo, Calif., sister-in-law, Helen Martinez, Denver, Colo., 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Monday, November 17, 2008 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel and Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at St. Anthony's Church in Aguilar, Colorado Funeral Services will be Tuesday, November, 18 2008 with Rosary at 9:30 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Phil Coury as celebrant. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery, Aguilar, Colorado. Immediately following services, friends are invited to gather with the family at St. Anthony’s Parish Hall. Honorary pallbearers are Laura Jo Borrego, Garrick Levesque, Blake Den-ton and Brianna Denton. Active pallbearers are David Borrego, Bryan Denton, Andrew Borrego, Mike Ortiz, Tim Ortiz, J.W. Borrego and Daniel Borrego. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Borrego, Kenneth G.
Kenneth G. Borrego - Chronicle News - June 13, 2013 - Kenneth G. Borrego, 1937-2013, son of Ernest and Zella Borrego. Siblings-Robert (Juli) Borrego, Evelyn Linda (Tom) Nelson, Anna (Dan) Trujillo, Kathy (Bob) Meddles, Jayne (Scott) Martin and Joe (Elaine) Borrego. Wife Joann, children Chris, and Kendra Borrego of AZ passed away June 10, 2013 in Phoenix, AZ, after a long battle with cancer. Services are pending. Family contact is Bob Borrego 719-859-1945 or 846-4007 and Jayne (Borrego) Martin 680-0190.

Borrego, Sam I. Sr.
Sam I. Borrego Sr. - The Chronicle News - April 20, 2017 - Sam I. Borrego Sr., age 69, passed away on April 5, 2017 in Pueblo, Colo. For years, Sam was employed at the Allen Mine, worked for the railroad and also J&M Tire. He did landscaping, and working on cars until becoming disabled due to a back injury. Sam’s hobbies included drawing, fishing and working in the yard. He loved the outdoors. Sam was an avid Denver Broncos fan and loved to watch them. He was so excited win or lose as that was his team. He also loved spending time with his family, who was very important to him. Preceding him in death is father Manuel Borrego, grandparents Grace and Manuel Eurioste, mother of his children, Priscilla Borrego, infant daughter Mary Gaylene, granddaughters, Shante and Portia Borrego, nephew Bill Gettler and numerous other relatives. Sam is survived by his mother Jennie Herman, daughter Barbara (Luis) Fernandez, Jerry (Norma) Borrego, Sam Borrego Jr., grandchildren, Tracy, Gilbert, Joshua, Brian, Celeste, Chris, Jacob, Adrian and Anthony, sisters Linda Cordesco, Prudence (John) Medina, CeCe (Mike) Rall, Shirley (Mark) Stanley, numerous family and many dear friends. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, April 25, 2017 with Rosary at 9 a.m. at the Comi Chapel followed by the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Private inurnment at a later date. Please Note, Bronco attire optional for services. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Borrego, Vernon K
Vernon K. Borrego - Chronicle News - February 25, 2014 - Vernon K. Borrego of Gulnare, Colorado entered into rest Feb 19, 2014 at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, Colorado surrounded by his loving children and granddaughter. He was born in Laramie, Wyoming on Feb 21, 1958. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and going for nature rides. Vernon loved listening to the record player with his wife, making BBQ's, playing and dancing with his grandchildren, gardening, and being with his friends. He also enjoyed watching television. His favorite programs included, Bonanza, Little House On The Prairie and Sanford and Son. Preceding him in death are wife Jean Doris Borrego, and parents Amador and Ferminia Ulibarri. He is survived by children, Vanessa Borrego ( Husband Rosario Lopez G.), Jessica Borrego (Husband Silvino Labatos),Vernon J. Borrego, grandchildren, Nadia Borrego, Latisha Labatos, Junior Labatos, siblings, Tomasita (John) Brown , Amador (Kami) Ulibarri, Leo (Debbie) Ulibarri, numerous aunts, uncles, sister &, brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many, many friends. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Funeral Services will be Thursday, February 27, 2014 10 a.m. at First Christian Church with Pastor Cary Nelson officiating. Cremation to follow services with private family inurnment at a later date. Honorary pallbearers Epifanio Vigil, Carl Young, Jessie Aragon (R.I.P.) Herby Hanley ,Daniel Vigil, and Gerome Ulibarri. Active pallbearers are , Rosario Lopez G., Vernon Joe Borrego, Ale Brewster, John Brown, Leo Ulibarri, and Levi Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in care of Vanessa Borrego, PO Box 111, Aguilar, CO 81020. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Borrego, Vivian Valerie
Vivian Valerie Pando Borrego - Pueblo Chieftain - September 6, 2017 - Vivian Valerie Pando Borrego. Preceded in death by her brother, Richard Pando. Funeral service, 1 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel.

Borrego, Zella
Zella Borrego - Chronicle News - July 31, 2008 - Zella Borrego ended her journey on this earth on July 29, 2008. She was born August 16, 1917 in Aguilar, CO. She made her home in the Trinidad area and lived the last four years in Denver. Zella was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest, son, Daniel, and Grandson, Mark Nelson. She is survived by her children: Kenneth (Joann), Bobby (Julie), Evelyn, Linda (Tom) Nelson, Anna (Danny) Trujillo, Kathi (Bob) Meddles, Jayne (Scott) Martin, and Joe (Elaine); fifteen grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Sunday, August 3, 2008 from 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be held at Comi Funeral Home at 1804 E. Main, Trinidad, CO, on Monday, August 4, 2008 at 10:00 AM and will be officiated by her son Joe, daughter Jayne, and sons-in- law Danny and Scott. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Flowers can be sent to Comi Funeral Home at 1804 E. Main, Trinidad, CO 81082. The Family requests donations be made to The Denver Hospice at 501 S. Cherry St., Suite 700, Denver, CO 80246 with memo line Zella Borrego. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bory, James R.G.
James R. G. Bory - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2014 - James R. G. Bory, 78, of Pueblo West, passed away on Nov. 8, 2014. Preceded in death by his beloved first wife, Bonnie Rouse; parents, George and Roseanna; brother, George; and son-in-law, Glenn Lewis. James is survived by his loving wife, Roseanne; daughter, Linda Lewis; son, Mike (Donna); two grandsons; sister, Jean (Willis) Bishop; brother, Louis (Alice); extended family and friends. James served in the Air Force for several years, including the Korean Conflict. He retired from Lockheed Martin as an Electrical and Aerospace Engineer, specializing in the space shuttle program for NASA. He also worked as an Inspector for Trane. James was a member of St. Mary Help for Christians Church, Eagles Aerie No. 145. Falcon Wanderers Volks Sports Association, Arbor Foundation Society, and The Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center. James loved working on computers and model airplanes and was an avid reader. He also liked volleyball, swimming, and hiking in the mountains. Per his request, there will be no formal services.

Bos, Steven D.
Steven D. Bos - Pueblo Chieftain – July 27, 2014 - Steven D. Bos, 44, passed away suddenly July 23, 2014. Survived by children, McKenzie, David, Kaelee and Marlee Bos; mother, Barbara (Rex) Kohl; aunt, Judy Shepherd; uncle, Conrad Schiebout; cousins, Ryan Schiebout and Angela Whitlock; and two stepbrothers, Shaun and Kelly. Preceded in death by his dad, Darwin Bos; and brother, David. Steven was born on May 27, 1970, in Hartley, Iowa. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Boschen, Philip E.
Philip E. Boschen - Pueblo Chieftain - May 15, 2016 - Philip E. Boschen passed away May 5, 2016. Philip E. Boschen Although he died in Alamosa, his cherished memories were in Pueblo, his home for 63 years. Phil is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary Lois Boschen. Phil was a wonderful father to his three daughters, Denise Merrion of Littleton, Diane Underwood of Alamosa and Laurie Boschen, who passed away in 1988. Phil adored his four grandchildren, Jacob, Jeffrey, Christa Merrion and Reed Underwood, all of Denver. He also enjoyed a special relationship with his sons-in-law, Don Merrion of Littleton and Brian Underwood of Alamosa. He kept in close touch with his siblings, all deceased, and numerous nieces and nephews. Phil, the youngest of seven children, was born in the Bronx, N.Y., on March 11, 1927. His parents were Charles and Sadie (Jacobs) Boschen. After attending New York City public schools, he enlisted at age 17 in the U.S. Navy on March 16, 1944. During WWII, he was in the South Pacific, where he piloted landing craft from ship to shore in the Philippines and during the Battle of Okinawa. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in June of 1946, and enrolled at Hastings College in Nebraska. He graduated in 1949 with a degree in business. It was at Hastings College that he met his soon-to-be wife, Mary Lois Hoel. Phil and Mary Lois were married in Sterling, Colo., on Sept. 3, 1950, and moved to Pueblo. Phil worked as a banker for over 37 years, first at First National Bank and then for 33 years at Minnequa Bank. He was a vice president of Minnequa Bank and handled the bank’s investments for many years. He loved meeting with customers and helping young people with their student loans. Many of his co-workers became lifelong friends. Phil was a fixture around the Bessemer neighborhood, where he walked during his lunch hour and chatted with the shop owners. After his retirement in 1989, Phil spent many happy years playing golf, traveling with Mary Lois, friends and family, woodworking, walking his dog, Betsy, and cheering on the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies as a season ticket holder. Phil’s passion in life was sports, especially baseball. He played baseball in college and participated in Pueblo softball and slow-pitch leagues, distance running, racquetball and golf. He was a walking encyclopedia of sports trivia and his childhood hero was New York Yankees star Lou Gehrig. Phil was a member of First Presbyterian Church, served as treasurer of the United Way, board chairman of Pueblo YMCA and assisted with the Old Timers Baseball Association. Memorial service, 2 p.m. May 21, 2016, at George McCarthy Historic Chapel, 400 Broadway Ave., Pueblo, Colo. Donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society through George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Boschma, Phyllis C.
Phyllis C. Boschma - Skagit Valley Herald - May 4, 2010 - Phyllis C. Boschma, age 85, went home with Jesus on April 18, 2010 following a brief illness. She was surrounded by her family at the time of her passing. Phyllis, one of five sisters, was born in Trinidad, Colorado in 1924 to Clarence and Emma Robinson. She was married to Age "Angus" Boschma who predeceased her in 1959. Phyllis is survived by her sister Barbara Mahoney of New Orleans, her daughter Ruth Boschma Leonard of Mount Vernon, her son Vann Boschma of Lynden and six grandchildren. She will be interred in Boise, Idaho, finally reunited with her husband, "the love of her life," whom she waited 51 years to join in eternal rest.

Bosco, George
George Bosco – Walsenburg World – December 16, 1920 – George Bosco, convicted of the murder of William T. Hunter and Elton C. Parks, near Pueblo, in April, 1919, has paid the death penalty by hanging at Canon City. He was hanged at 9 o’clock and eight minutes later the prison surgeon pronounced him dead.

Boshard, John William
John William Boshard - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 2015 - John William Boshard, longtime resident of Pueblo, quietly passed away on March 24, 2015, at his home from natural causes. He was 10 days from his 67th birthday and had been a resident of Pueblo since 1967. He left his childhood home of Provo, Utah, to accept a tennis scholarship with Pueblo Community College where he raised himself to second and first singles positions on that tennis team in the late 1960s. He graduated from that college with a B.A. degree in history. He successfully coached boys and girls high school tennis teams for many years with the public school system in Pueblo. During his many years in this community, John coached and nurtured a number of state and nationally ranked tennis players and was recognized by those who knew him as a tennis sage and one of the best teaching professionals in Colorado. He lived a quiet and unassuming life, caring for many stray animals and was always an advocate for those down on their luck. He was a voracious reader of science fiction and sports novels. His love of classic movies made him an “armchair film historian” along with his brother, Nick. However, his love of tennis trumped all of his other interests. He once told his best friend in high school, “If there is the slightest chance in the world that you might become the best person in the world at some one thing (tennis), then you have to go all out for it.” John is survived by his mother, Cleone; brother, Nick and his wife, Barbara; niece, Nicole and her husband, Mark; nephew, Sean all from or living in Hartsburg, Mo.; and his best friend, Eddie Francis, who was like another brother to John. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at the City Park tennis courts. Memorials may be made to the Pueblo Tennis Club through the funeral home. John William Boshard will be missed by all of those who loved this kind of mystic with a big heart and a good word for all.

Bosley, Harold C.
Harold C. Bosley - Chronicle News - February 11, 2004 - Graveside funeral services for Harold C. Bosley, 74, of Trinidad and a former resident of Lamar, were held Thursday, January 15, 2004 at the Fairmont Cemetery in Lamar. The Rev. Ian Blacker officiated, and closing services were under the auspices of the Lamar Lodge No. 1319 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks where Harold was a Past Exaulted Ruler. Mr. Bosley was born July 22, 1929, at Ashland, Kansas. He died Monday, January 12, 2004, at Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad, Colo., after a lengthy battle with emphysema. He married Dolores J. Driskell on Sept. 7, 1948 and they spent 43 years together before she died in July of 1992. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Josephine (Ross) Bosley; his brother, Walter F. Bosley; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Toni and Lloyd Franks. “Boz”, as he was affectionately known, was a loving and dedicated family man, a faithful friend, a loyal employee, a lover of the great outdoors who enjoyed a lifetime of hunting and fishing, an artisan who created beautiful natural wood furniture and inlays, and a nationally-ranked trap shooter. He began his career with Mountain Bell in 1951, a career that lasted 32 years until the Bell System divestiture and an early retirement that was not part of his plan. He did many jobs and held many positions, including central office repairman for several years, before being transferred to Trinidad in 1969 as service foreman. He was promoted to manager two years before he retired in 1983. Mr. Bosley is survived by four children: Gwenlyn Bosley of Trinidad, Shon Lugo of Ft. Collins, Mark (Mary) Bosley of Trinidad, and Dirk (Leah) Bosley of Penrose; special niece, Nicci (Brian) Lauritsen of Lamar; five grandchildren: Kenneth (Lisa) Lugo of Smithtown, NY; Andrew (Amy McGinnis) Lugo of Burlington, VT; Ty Bosley of Pueblo; Gayle Bosley of Penrose; and Ben Bosley of Penrose; sister-in-law, Sue Bosley of Lamar; nieces, Mikki (Kenny) Cartwright of Lamar and Monette (John) Straily of Napa, CA; nephew Mike Bosley of Pueblo; and many extended family members and friends. Courtesy of Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Bosley, Robert Lee
Robert Lee Bosley - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 2015 - Robert Lee Bosley, “Bob” or “Boz,” left our world on March 22, 2015. Survived by his wife of 49 years, Donna; sons, Michael (Tina), Sean (Marji) and Adrian; sister, Betty (LeRoy); nephews, Randy and Rick Ready; sister-in-law, Glee White; and he was blessed with six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many friends. Preceded in death by his parents; and parents-in-law, William and Nola Tompkins. Bob was born to Francis and Murriel Bosley on Feb. 11, 1940, in a home on land homesteaded by his family in Springfield, Colo. He attended school in Las Animas and graduated from Canon City High School. Every reunion of the Class of ’58 saw Bob in attendance. As an employee of Mountain Bell and AT&T, he worked as a lineman, repairman and radioman. After an early retirement, Bob used his love and knowledge of woodworking to open a custom woodworking business in which he built many beautiful pieces of furniture and cabinets and saved others with expert repair. Bob enjoyed the outdoors and especially big game hunting throughout his life. For many years, he enjoyed water skiing and piloted his small boat so his family and friends could learn to, and enjoy water skiing. After retirement, he and Donna also traveled extensively seeing and photographing much of the United States. He belonged to Pueblo West Sportsman’s Association, Mesa Shooters and Pueblo Municipal Shooters. Bob enjoyed encouraging beginning shooters and especially enjoyed working with youthful marksmen and markswomen. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Pastor Miles McNair officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made direct to charity of your choice.

Bosserman, A.
A. Bosserman – Pueblo Chieftain – December 5, 1919 – Elks To Hold Memorial Services For Dead Sunday – Next Sunday evening December 7, in the new city hall auditorium, Pueblo lodge No. 90 Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, will hold memorial services commemorative of brothers deceased during the year 1919, there being sixteen… The committee of arrangements has assembled an exceptionally fine program for the occasion. Hon. B. F. Koperlik of No. 90 has been chosen to deliver the eulogy to the deceased of the year… No. 90 will assemble at Elk Home at 7 o’clock and preceded by the Elks band will march in a body to the City Auditorium, where the services will start at 7:45 o’clock… The departed brothers whose memory will be honored Sunday are W. I. Jobe, J. E. Rizer, M. E. Lynch, E. J. Burns, A. Bosserman, H. M. Turner, O. N. Siemiller, C. H. Bean, M. C. Donnelly, J. K. Dempsey, N. M. Buford, J. B. Orman, M. M. Myers, W. H. Campbell, F. R. McAliney, J. Knox Burton.

Bosso, Donald Alfred
Donald Alfred Bosso - Chronicle News - September 28, 2007 - Donald Alfred Bosso passed away September 26, 2007 at Mt. San Rafael after a valiant battle with cancer. Donald was born October 30, 1934 to Alfred and Edith (Girodo) Bosso. He was preceded in death by his parents, son James and sister Nancy. Donald retired as a truck driver for Marty Feeds after many years having delivered livestock feed and fertilizer to many farmers and ranchers in Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico. After his retirement he drove the bus for COG. Don was an avid bowler having bowled for over 30 years. He is survived by his wife Penny, son Mike (Robin) of Windsor Co., daughters Kathy (Matt) Mrace of Trinidad, Loretta (Russ) Jarrell of Porter, Texas. Six grandsons; Jake and Lyle Mrace, Brandon and Nicholas Bosso, James and David Jarrell. He is also survived by sister Barbara (Adolph) Sebben of Colorado Springs, Brother Mike (Frances) Bosso of Fountain. Other survivors are Aunt and God mother Vera Cantoria and Aunt Katherine Girodo. Don is survived by sisters and brothers in law Bill (Suzanne) Cahill, Bob (Diane) Cahill, Rich Cahill, John Cahill and Virginia (Charles) Foster and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial Mass will be held Monday October 1, 2007 at 1:00 PM at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Burial to follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mullare- Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Bosso, Dorothy
Dorothy Brainard Bosso - Chronicle News - May 6, 2004 - After a lengthy illness, Dorothy “Dot” Brainard Bosso, age 90, left this earthly plane to be with her Lord and His angels on May 3, 2004. Dot was born in Pictou, Colorado on December 5, 1913. She was the fifth of 15 children born to John S. and Tucia May Cross. Dorothy met her partner and soul-mate, Charles P. Bosso, while attending Hoehne High School. It was love at first sight! Five years later, they were united in marriage in Golden, Colorado on July 9, 1937. They were fortunate to celebrate sixty-two years of marriage before Charlie’s death in 1999. During her lifetime, she worked in Trinidad at Paul Nelson’s Meat Market and the Home Laundry. During WWII, while Charlie was in the U.S. Army in the European Theater, she was employed at Remington Arms in Denver as a bullet inspector. Upon their return to Trinidad to assist her parents, she began as an operator for the Trinidad office of Mountain Bell Telephone Company and retired as the Supervisor of Operators. She was a member of Eastern Star. To her family and friends, she was known as a generous and loving woman with a deep appreciation for life. She continued her mother’s tradition of providing a home where all who entered were embraced and nourished with joy, laughter, peace, support, and, most of all, love. She taught all of us how to live life with dignity, hard work, and optimism -- with great emphasis on the Golden Rule. Dot was preceded in death by her loving husband Charlie; daughters Charlene and Christine; parents Sandy and Tucia Cross; sisters Bea Hill, Golda Heeren, Alice McFarland, Thelma Ashmun, Isabell Jaap, Betty Waters Bloom, June Watkins, Phyllis Cahill, Mary Sifrit McPeek; and brothers Tom and Sandy Cross. Left to cherish her memory are daughters Cynthia DeBono and Jan Barros; grandchildren Chemenn DeBono of Aurora, Co., Venecia (Sean) McCarville of Colorado Springs, Co., Anne Barros of Denver, Co., Elizabeth (Mike) Medina of Wheat Ridge, Co., and Matthew Barros of Pueblo West, Co.; great-grandchildren Ryan, Haley and Sydney McCarville, and Emily, E’leana, and Charlotte Medina. Surviving brothers are Ted (Phyllis) Cross of Lawrence, Kans., Jim Cross of Denver, Co., and Donald Cross of Lexington, Ky.; numerous nieces and nephews; good friends LaVerne Gagliardi, Josephine Montera, JoAnne Odorizzi, Dr. Sally Fabec, and Cindy Abeyta. Family and friends are invited to celebrate her life at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 10, 2004 at the United Methodist Church. Please join us at the family home afterwards. Dorothy was cremated, and her ashes will be mixed with Charlie’s. Inurnment for both will be at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery at a later date. The family of Dorothy Brainard Bosso has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Bott, Mollie
Mollie Bott - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - May 19, 2003 - Mollie Bott passed away in Trinidad, Colo. on May 16, 2003, at the age of 98. She was born in Riblake, Wis. on April 24, 1915. She is preceded in death by her husband of almost 69 years, Louis A. Bott, her parents Joseph and Fredalena Burtscher; brothers Louie and Joe; sisters Tress Bender, Lillian Kline, Lena Unertl, Hilda Palmer, Julia Pretti and Faye Hultgren, and one great-grandson Wesley Zuech. Mollie is survived by sons Ralph Bott, Clayton (Lynn) Bott, Steven (Mary) Bott; daughters Mary Ann (Bob) Majetich and Regina (Rudy) Zuech; 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; one sister Rosy McCoy, and many nieces and nephews. A visitation will be Tuesday, May 20, 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Rosary will follow at 7:00 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held at Shrine of St. Anne’s Parish in Arvada, Colo. on Thursday, May 22 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The family of Mollie Bott has entrusted the arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Boucek, John J. II
John J. Boucek II - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 2016 - John J. Boucek II, 92. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Bouchard, Bernard
Bernard Bouchard - Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 2016 - Dr. Bernard Roy “Pete” Bouchard, 89, passed away Feb. 23, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Yvette Bouchard of Pueblo, Colo., and brother, Maurice Bouchard. Pete and Yvette have been Pueblo residents for the past 30 years. He also is survived by his children, Kim, Toni, Ed, Bernard II, Katie, Andrew, Frederick and Norman Bouchard, Trish Spencer, Jane Downes and Carolyn Black. Also survived by step- daughters, Allyson Santos, Natasha (Andrew) Wright; step-grandchildren, Riley and Zane Santos, Jaxson Wright; 32 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Pete worked as a policeman, public school teacher, sailor and ski patrolman. He held a B.A. in maritime transportation and nautical science from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, a B.S. in physical education from Arnold College and an M.S. and Ph.D. in education from the University of Utah. He taught at Western State College in Gunnison, 1968-1988. He also served on the faculty senate, as director of admissions and as director of academic services. After retiring, he provided personal counseling services, worked for Colorado Boys Ranch administering biofeedback services. He enjoyed skiing, hunting in the Colorado mountains and golfing. Pete was active in his Christ the King Church for many years. He will be warmly remembered by his family and friends.

Bouchard, Destiny Kaelee
Destiny Kaelee Bouchard - The Gazette - August 14, 2008 - Destiny Kaelee Bouchard, February 5, 2008 - August 11, 2008 Destiny Kaelee Bouchard, age 6 months, passed away suddenly on August 11, 2008 at her home in Colorado Springs. She was born on February 5, 2008 in Colorado Springs to Wilfred "James" and Jennifer Kae (Miranda) Bouchard, Jr. She is survived by her parents; her brother: Deiago James Bouchard; her maternal grandparents: Emilio and Nancy Andreatta; her paternal grandparents: Wilfred James Bouchard, Sr.,; and Cheryl Bouchard; all of Colorado Springs. Maternal great-grandparents: Mary Andreatta of Walsenburg, Colorado; Candy Sanchez of Springfield, Colorado; Harvey E. Bouchard, Jr. of Tampa, Florida; and Bernice Bouchard of Tampa. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, August 15, 2008 at the Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses. Friends may call one hour prior to the services in the chapel. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

Bouchard, Joseph
Joseph Bouchard – Wet Mountain Tribune - April 3, 1975 – Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 1, for Joe Bouchard, a former resident. He died at his home at Prescott, Ariz. March 26. He was 68. Services were held at the Hope Lutheran church. Bouchard was born at Westcliffe and lived there for 30 years. He lived in Canon City for 14 years before moving to Prescott 12 years ago. He also lived at Pueblo for a time. He was graduated from Custer County High school and was in the trucking business with headquarters at Westcliffe. He was also a rancher. Bouchard was first married to Charlotte Jones of Westcliffe. She preceded him in death. He later married Elizabeth Pruitt of Kentucky. In addition to his widow, he is survived by two children, Joseph and Mary Beth, and a granddaughter, all of Prescott. He is also survived by two sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Alma Schwab of Canon City, Mrs. Louiese Jones of Westcliffe, Robert, Johnny and Ned Bouchard. Burial was at Ula Cemetery.

Bouchard, Robert
Robert Bouchard – Wet Mountain Tribune - July 30, 1992 – Bob Bouchard Dies at Age 72 – Former Valley resident Robert “Bob” Bouchard died June 25, 1992 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Grand Junction. He was 72. Mr. Bouchard was born Oct. 25, 1919 in Silver Cliff to Burton and Linna Belle (Massey) Bouchard. He attended school in Westcliffe. He had been a resident of Grand Junction the past five and a half years. He previously lived in Westcliffe and Lakewood. Mr. Bouchard was a retired driver for Trailways, Gates Rubber and Mobil Premix in Denver. He enjoyed yard work and carpentry. He served in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II, and was a prisoner of war. His first wife was Phyllis Brandon. He then married Naomia Kay Campbell on Feb. 21, 1959 in Raton, N.M. She survives as do six sons and two daughters: Jerry Bouchard, Tom Bouchard and Pat Bouchard, all of Canon City; Bob Bouchard of Springfield, Mo.; Mike Bouchard of Pueblo; Andy Bouchard of Grand Junction; Yvonne Piquette of Gunnison; and Jennie Peters of Cuba, Kan. Also surviving are 20 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and a sister, Alma Schwab of Spokane, Wash. He was preceded in death by a sister, Louiese Jones, and by six brothers; Bobby, Ray, Joe, John, Ned, and Julian. Graveside services were held June 27 at the Ula Cemetery near Westcliffe with the Rev. Thomas Cruickshank officiating. The Calahan-Edfast Mortuary in Grand Junction handled arrangements.

Boughton, Phyllis
Phyllis Joy Boughton - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 2017 - Phyllis Joy Boughton, 85, of Pueblo, passed away on Oct. 7, 2017. She is survived by her daughters, Roberta (Mark) Shelton, Doris (John) Haafke, Peggy (Steve) Nielsen and Terrie Boughton; brother, Byron Vannest; and sister, Pauline (Norville) Prosser. She was blessed with numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many other family and friends. Her door was always open for visitors to stop by and enjoy her hospitality. At her request, there will be no viewing. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Bouldin, Helen
Helen Bouldin - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2016 - Helen Bouldin, 96, entered into God’s kingdom on July 12, 2016, in Pueblo, Colo. Helen was born in Kiowa County, Colo., on July 17, 1919, the third child born to C.W. and Blanche Husted. She was lovingly raised by Lew and Blanche Husted in Las Animas, Colo. Helen married Wayne Bouldin in June of 1941. One thing everyone remembers about Helen is she enjoyed a good bowl of oatmeal anytime of the day. She had a vivid imagination and delighted in telling stories, singing old hymns and quoting Scripture. Helen was predeceased by her parents, Lew and Blanche Husted; her brother, Howard Husted; and her sisters, Lucille Baublits and Donna Bicanich. Her husband, Wayne Bouldin, also preceded her in death. Helen is survived by her children, Gale (Vickie) Bouldin, Fairhaven, N.Y., Dan Lane Bouldin, Geneva, Ohio, Judy (Fred) Kesselring, Alamosa, Colo., and Sharon Haas, Manitou Springs, Colo. Helen also is survived by seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and many special nieces and nephews. A private family service is pending.

Bourne, Mary Ann
Mary Ann Bourne - Dignity Memorial - March 21, 2011 - Mary Ann Bourne, 89, passed away on March 16, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Mary was born on April 28, 1921 to the late Bernard and Florence Sentena in Colorado Springs. She met her husband Hank in Colorado Springs and they spent a few years working and living at the zoo. After Hank's term in the service during WWII, they moved to the Wolf Ranch for thirty years, during which time Mary worked for the Air Force Academy and retired. After retirement, Mary and Hank moved to the Banning-Lewis Ranch until Hank retired. Following Hank's death, Mary resided in Walsenburg since 2000. She met many friends in Walsenburg. While in the nursing home, she was involved with the many activities that they had for their residents. Her favorite was to go 'gambling' when they played bingo. When she won her quarters, she was 'rich' again. Her favorite viewing place was at her table by the huge window where she could see the flag swaying, watch visitors at the lake across the highway, enjoy the change of the seasons and tell the maintenance people where they missed a spot or where they needed to pick up a piece of trash while caring for the grounds. Mary's interests included family gatherings at their home in Black Forest, watching the little ones hunt for Easter eggs and climbing the infamous 'crooked tree,' celebrating all of the holidays with family and friends because she loved to decorate and always did so lavishly to excite everyone, crocheting, church activities, camping and watching the Broncos. She made friends easily and nobody was ever a stranger. Mary is survived by her son, Leland (Ingrid) Bourne; daughter, Sharon (Andy) O'Lear; sister, Josephine Davis; grandchildren, Cindy (Jeff) Edson, Joe (Stephanie) Bourne, Shawn (Jamie) Fournier, Erika (Troy) Price, Rebecca (Les) Johnson, Stephanie (Chris) Parsons, Pat (Theresa) O'Lear, Bill (Brenda) O'Lear and Betsy (Wayne) Harrison. She is also survived by numerous great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Hank and nine brothers and sisters. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM, Friday, March 25, 2011 at Swan-Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Swan-Law. Interment will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Mary is joining her beloved husband in their new home with the Lord in Heaven. She will be sincerely missed.

Bowden, E. A. (Mrs.)
Mrs. E. A. Bowden – Walsenburg World – April 29, 1909 – Chief of Police J. L. Bowden of Trinidad received word Saturday of the death of his mother, Mrs. E. A. Bowden at Arkansas City, Kansas. Mrs. Bowden was 78 years of age and has lived the past years in Trinidad previous to visiting her daughter in Arkansas City where she died.

Bowdino, Elizabeth Frances
Elizabeth Frances Rogers Bowdino - Chronicle News - May 6, 2008 - Elizabeth Frances Rogers Bowdino, Born December 5, 1925, in Farr, Colo., a former resident of La Veta, and recently living at the Trinidad State Nursing Home, passed away at the age of 82 on May 3, 2008. She was preceded in death by her wonderful husband, Lawrence; parents, Earl and Elizabeth Rogers; brothers, Milo (Florence) Rogers, George (Pearl) Rogers and Jefferson (Willetta) Rogers; sisters, Ethel (Hubert) Furphy and Edith Major; sisters-in-law, Charlotte Rogers, Rose Logan and Alice (Andrew) Duzenack; and a very dear nephew, Kenneth Major. Survived by a daughter, Gloria Jean (Wayne) Kreutzer, Model, Colo.: stepson, Michael (Bonita) Bowdino, Carmichael, Calif., and their daughter, Shannon and her husband; as well as grandchildren, Timothy Wayne (Bethany) Kreutzer, Troy Alan (Keth) Kreutzer of Model, Colo., and Kelli (Bret) Schafer, Parker, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Bryan and Craig Schafer, and Cydney, Kyle, Molly and Wyatt Kreutzer. She also is survived by brothers, Thomas (Carrie Glen) Rogers, Walsenburg, Colo., Will (Madeline) Rogers, Rye, Colo., Dick (Lynn) Rogers, Padroni Calif.; sister, Ruth (Tom) Zellar, Colorado City, Colo.; brother-in-law, Charles (Leora) Bowdino, Victor, Mont., and many nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2008, Catholic Parsonage, La Veta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the La Veta QRT (Quick Response Team) or to the charity of your choice.

Bowen, Jeanie Lynnette
Jeanie Lynnette Bowen - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 2016 - Jeanie Lynnette Bowen. Service, 10 a.m. today, First United Methodist Church.

Bowen, John W.
John Bowen – Walsenburg World – June 23, 1905 – John Bowen Dies – John W. Bowen, age 39 years, and 10 months, died Tuesday morning at Minnequa Hospital, Pueblo, of fracture of the spine, he having been injured by a cave-in at Walsen mine last week. He leaves a wife. The funeral services were conducted at 10 o’clock yesterday morning from the family home on W. Seventh St. Service at the house by Rev. Wood and at the grave by the Knights of Pythias. Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery.

Bowen, Patricia
Patricia J. (McMartin) Bowen - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 2015 - Patricia J. (McMartin) Bowen, 80, of Fort Collins, Colo., passed away July 30, 2015. A private family service will be held.

Bowerman, James
James Bowerman – Walsenburg World – February 23, 1899 – James Bowerman, Jack Rhiner and John Anderson of Blanca Camp near Mosca Pass, drank wood alcohol Monday and soon after died from the effects. John Bowerman, Lewis Goodwin and several others are ill in the same cause. They didn’t know it was loaded.

Bowers, C. A. (Mrs.)
Mrs. C. A. Bowers – Walsenburg World – September 26, 1907 – Oldest Woman Resident of Trinidad Dead – Trinidad, September 24 – Mrs. C. A. Bowers, wife of Justice of the Peace Bowers, died tonight at 8 o’clock, after a lingering illness of Bright’s disease. She was 66 years of age and a native of Illinois. Forty-one years ago she was married to Bowers and they have been residents of Trinidad for 28 years. She is survived by her husband and three children. She was a prominent member of the Methodist Church.

Bowers, Theresa J.
Theresa J. Bowers - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 2016 - Theresa J. Bowers, 102, passed away July 27, 2016. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Gilbert R. Murray; husband, Raymond Bowers; daughter, Barbara McEahern; brother, Free-man Bower; and sister, Neva Staples. She is survived by her daughters, Esther (William) Starr and Janet (John) MacDermid; 11 grandchildren; numerous great and great-great-grandchildren; and her beloved sister-in-law, Bernice Bower. Theresa was active in PEO, Methodist Women and Air-stream Travel Club. She was an avid reader. Memorial service will be 3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, at Wesley United Methodist Church. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Bowie, Mary Carol
Mary Carol Bowie – Chronicle News – July 1, 2015 – Mary Carol Bowie, age 87, passed away June 26, 2015 at Mt. San Raphael Hospital. She was born in Peoria, Colorado on August 1, 1927 two Catherine (Oliver) and Jack Hailey. On October 31, 1946 Carol was united in marriage to William K. Bowie in Boulder, Colorado. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Carol love to garden and caring for her indoor plants. She was a talented musician, playing the organ, piano, violin, flute, saxophone and the bagpipes. She served on the Las Animas County Planning Commission and was a member of PEO. She loved all animals especially her dog Jack. Preceding her in death are parents, Kathryn and Jack Hailey, and husband William Bowie. Survivors are sons Bruce (Cathy) Bowie, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Bill (Dana) Bowie, Trinidad, Colorado, daughter Kit Bowie, Colorado Springs, Colorado, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Catherine Stokes, Arizona, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Comi Chapel with Rev. Janet Rawlins officiating. Private inurnment at a later date. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to Noah’s Ark and Carol’s memory. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bowie, William K.
William K. Bowie - Chronicle News - April 1, 2004 - William K. Bowie, age 77, passed away on March 31, 2004. He was born in Bowie, Colorado on December 5, 1926 to Martha (Kretchmore) and William W. Bowie. Bill was a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines where he received his engineering degree. He served in the United States Army during WWII. On October 31, 1946, William was united in marriage to Carol Hailey in Boulder, CO. He was employed as a mining engineer working at the Allen Mine until his retirement in 1993. Bill enjoyed gardening and was an avid reader. Preceding him in death are parents, Martha and William W. Bowie; daughter Susan Bowie; sisters Elizabeth Bowie, Ruth Bowie; and brother James Bowie. Survivors are wife Carol of home address; children Kit Bowie, Colorado Springs, CO, Bruce Hailey (Kathy) Bowie, Santa Rosa, CO, William Alexander (Elizabeth) Bowie, Trinidad, CO; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother Robert Bowie, Hotchkiss, CO; sister Catherine (Don) Stokes, Sun City, AZ; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Memorial Services will be held Monday, April 5, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Janet Rawlins officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date. Following the services, friends are invited to gather at 11:30 a.m. with the family at the Twin Pines. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers, and donations be made to Miner Pride, c/o Mike Vecchio, 215 S. Maple, Trinidad, Colorado 81082, or the Trinity Episcopal Church, 119 Colorado Ave., Trinidad, Colorado 81082. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bowlds, Edna Lucille
Edna Lucille Bowlds - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2015 - Edna Lucille Bowlds, 90, passed away peacefully Oct. 7, 2015, in Spring Hill, Fla. Edna, born in Philadelphia, spent the first 45 years of her life in Pueblo, Colo. Daughter of Herbert T. and Edna E. Elliott; sister of Herbert, Jr. and Marjorie D., she married Lloyd E. Bowlds in Pueblo in 1946 and together they raised three children. Edna and Lloyd moved to Colorado Springs in 1969, where she worked as a secretary at Pikes Peak Community College until retiring in 1989. In 2007, Edna joined her daughter in Florida. Edna was a loving wife and mother, and, as a member of First Presbyterian Church (CS) for 35 years, remained a devoted Christian throughout her lifetime. Edna’s many interests included bowling, gardening, singing and duplicate bridge. She and Lloyd enjoyed many hours of camping and fishing in the Colorado mountains. Edna is survived by her three children, Larry S. (Babs) of Taylors, S.C., Daniel L. (Penny) of Mount Morris, N.Y., and Margie L. (Craig Lindberg) of Homosassa, Fla., as well as 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Edna battled dementia in her final years and donations to Dementia Society of America, P.O. Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901, in her honor are gratefully encouraged. A graveside memorial service and celebration of Edna’s life will occur next May in Colorado Springs. We will miss Momma beyond what words can express, but faithfully live in Christ to see her again.

Bowles, Rebecca A.
Rebecca A. Campbell Bowles - Pueblo Chieftain - April 5, 2017 - Rebecca A. Campbell Bowles, 78, born April 3, 1938, and passed March 31, 2017. The sun rises on a new day, a new month, a new life without our Mother. Our time on earth challenges us all. Our destinations are greatly influenced by our start but as we live, grow, experience joy as well as pain a metamorphosis occurs. We learn, we adapt and become our life experiences. Today her children, Debbie, Lester, Anthony, Paul, Cindy, Joyce and Floyd start life with a placeholder in our journey, "after Mom died." There are no words to express our gratitude to you all for your condolences and support. Rebecca Ann Campbell was proceeded in death by her sisters, Ruthie and Martha; and her only brother, Donald Campbell. She leaves behind her beloved sister, Louise; her children, Deborah, Lester, Anthony, Paul, Cindy, Joyce and Floyd; grandchildren, James, Stephanie, Tammy and Bridgett, Lester, Amanda, Anthony, Cherie, Ian, Carrisa, Sabrina, Jaime, Ashley, Paul, Amy, Amber, Doug, Andrew, Jenny, Caleb and Sarah; 38 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grand-children. Mom also leaves behind countless nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. We will celebrate her life with a gathering here in Pueblo at her daughter, Cindy and son-in-law Gary's home, at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017. Lovingly but heavy hearted, those of us she brought into this world.

Bowles, Rubye Mae
Rubye Mae Bowles - Chronicle News - October 14, 2003 - Rubye Mae Bowles, longtime Trinidad resident, passed away in Denver on October 9, 2003 after a lengthly illness. Rubye was born October 28, 1924 in Trinidad to Bertram T. and Lauretta Kane Robinson. She grew up in Raton and graduated from Raton High School. She was a graduate of Denver University and taught music and business at Primero High School prior to having children. She was united in marriage to Joseph W. Bowles, Jr. on August 22, 1949, who she was married 52 years to prior to his passing. Rubye was an accomplished musician and seamstress. She was a dedicated member of the United Methodist Church in Trinidad and was a member of the choir for many years. Preceding her in death are her husband, Joe; son Brent; brothers Bertram Robinson and Elmer Marsh; parents; and nephew Bert Marsh. She will be lovingly missed by daughter Laurine (Michael) Mercier of Littleton, CO; grandchildren Matthew, Justin and Bethany; nieces Hope Brunelli of Trinidad and Carol Reinhard of Texas; cousins Charlene Spencer of Raton, Dale McDonald of Weston, Ronnie McDonald of Kansas, Nadine McKeown of California, and Betty Ann McGee of Illinois; and numerous other relatives and friends. Memorial Services for Rubye will be Thursday, October 16 at 10:00 a.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment will follow at the Masonic Cemetery. Friends and family will meet after services at the Methodist Church on Broom Street. Anyone desiring to make a memorial donation may do so to the United Methodist Church of Trinidad. The family of Rubye Mae Bowles has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Bowling, Henry
Henry Bowling - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 2014 - Henry F. “Hank” Bowling, 81, passed away Aug. 11, 2014. Survived by his wife of 59 years, Joy Ann Bowling; daughters, Kim (John) Butkovich and Lori Watts; grandchildren, John (Cassandra Adame) Butkovich, Joe Butkovich, Brittany Watts and Nicole (Joel) VanAcker; great-grandchildren, Aidan, Jayla, Michael and Brick Butkovich, all of Pueblo; and sisters, Eloise Hibbard and Joyce Davidson, both of Manchester, Ky. Preceded in death by his son-in-law, Warren Watts; and four brothers. Hank was born Feb. 1, 1933, to Chester and Sophia Bowling in Urban, Ky. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Hank and Joy were married on July 9, 1955, in Raton, N.M. He retired from the Board of Water Works as a heavy equipment operator. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and a member of Eagles Aerie No. 145. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Pastor Darron Wilson officiating.

Bowman, Ida
Ida Bowman - Chronicle News - October 6, 2008 - Ida Bowman, wonderful mother, sister and grandmother departed this life on October 1, 2008 in Colorado Springs, CO. Ida was born on April 20, 1923 in Lorencito, CO to Manuel and Manuelita (Ortega) Gonzales. She was a resident of Trinidad for many years before moving to Colorado Springs. Upon retirement she and her husband moved back to Trinidad. She will be remembered by all who knew her for her humor, love of music, dancing and friendliness. Ida was preceded in death by her husband Lee and son Sam, three brothers Bonnie, Felix and Joe Gonzales and sister Caroline Trujillo. Also by dear nephew, Manuel Ray Gonzales on Sept. 30, 2008. Ida is survived by daughters Elsie (John) England, Dora (Carl) Powell, sons, Cip Montoya (Evelyn Rios), Joe (Pam) Bowman, William (Teresa Gonzales) Bowman. Also survived by three wonderful sisters, Mary Bowman, Pauline (Lee) Romero, and Nancy Martinez. Ida was a fifth generation grandmother. She was a member of Sociedad de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe for many years. Services will be held in Colorado Springs on Monday October 6, 2008. Private inurnment services will be held at a later date. A memorial service will be held in Trinidad also at a later date.

Bowman, Jewell
Jewell "Judy" Bowman - Las Vegas Review-Journal - July 19, 2011 - Jewell "Judy" Bowman, 83, a homemaker, of Las Vegas, passed away July 17, 2011. She was born Aug. 22, 1927, in La Veta, Colo., and was a 49-year resident of Nevada. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel; mother, Leta Stone; father, Jack Stone; and brother, Jack Stone Jr. Judy is survived by her children, Jerry of North Las Vegas, Mark of Las Vegas, Cindy Myers of Salem, Ore., and Richard of Henderson; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Bowman, Larry William
Larry William Bowman - Chronicle News - January 5, 2004 - Larry William Bowman, age 46, passed away unexpectedly on January 1, 2004. He was born in Trinidad, Colorado on August 9, 1957 to Mary Praxy and Henry (Red) Bowman. He attended area schools, graduating from Trinidad High School in 1976. He then attended Trinidad State Junior College majoring in heavy equipment mechanics. He was employed for the past 25 years at the Trinidad State Nursing Home. Larry loved horses, riding and breaking them. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, collecting antiques and reading the Bible. He loved spending time with his children and family, and truly will be missed. Preceding him in death is father Henry (Red) Bowman; brothers Eugene Bowman, Kenneth Bowman, Henry Leroy Bowman; sisters Rosella Bowman, Henrietta Bowman; and nephew Bran-don Bowman. Survivors are wife Patricia Bowman, Trinidad; children Kenny (Rosey) Bowman, Trinidad, Tara Bowman, (Alvin) Englewood, Rosella Bowman, Trinidad, Lawrence (Natalie) Bowman Jr., Trinidad, Rebecca Bowman, Trinidad; grandchildren, Chasity, Josh, and Denae; mother Mary Praxy Bowman, Trinidad; brothers Rudy (Joyce) Bowman, Trinidad, Gilbert (Carol) Bowman, Trinidad, Harold (Liz) Bowman, Tom Bowman, Bob (Tina) Bowman, Colorado Springs, Co., Ray Bowman, Trinidad; sister-in-law Therese Bowman, Denver; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and many dear friends. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be Tuesday, January 6, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at Faith Christian Fellowship. Funeral will be Wednesday, January 7, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at Faith Christian Fellowship with Pastor Kim Pittman and Larry Suazo officiating. Interment will follow at the Carpio Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are his many dear friends. Active pallbearers are brothers Rudy, Gilbert, Harold, Tom, Bob and Ray. The family may be contacted at 907 Valley or 1115 E. 9th. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bowman, Mary Praxy
Mary Praxy Bowman – Chronicle News – June 2, 2015 – Mary Praxy Bowman, age 84, passed away peacefully at home on May 28, 2015. She was born in Tercio, Colorado, on October 9, 1932 to Manuelita and Manuel Ortega. Mary was employed for the Maglia family for many years. She liked to fish and was a regular at garage sales. Praxy liked listening to KRTN Sunday Spanish music program and enjoyed watching Westerns, especially Gunsmoke with Marshall Dillon and John Wayne movies. She loved her family. She liked to cook and you never left her house hungry. She was a caring and giving person who helped anyone in need. Preceding her in death are parents Manuelita and Manuel Ortega, husband Henry Bowman, sons can, Eugene, Lee Roy, Rudy, Larry, daughters Henrietta and Rosella, brothers Joe, Felix, and Bonnie Gonzales, sisters Ida Bowman and Carrie Trujillo. Survivors are sons Gilbert (Carol) Bowman, Trinidad, Herald (Liz) Bowman, Trinidad, Tom (Carol) Bowman, Trinidad, Bobby (Tina) Bowman, Colorado Springs, Ray Bowman, Trinidad, sisters Pauline (Lee) Romero, Fowler, Nancy Martinez, Grand Junction, 34 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Rosary will be recited Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral mass will be Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at Carpio Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Gilbert Bowman, Harold Bowman, Tom Bowman, Bob Bowman, Ray Bowman, and Anthony Sanchez. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bowman, Rudolph
Rudolph "Rudy" Bowman - Chronicle News - January 24, 2017 - Rudolph "Rudy" Bowman, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, on January 20, 2017. He was born in Burro Canyon, Colo., on July 26, 1936, to Virginia (Roybal) and Clark Bowman Sr. He was employed as a welder in the Raton, Arizona and Washington areas for a period of 20 years until his retirement. Together with his brother John, they owned and operated a family cattle ranch in Burro Canyon. Rudy had a passion for raising and caring for his animals. He loved working outdoors and especially fixing fence. Preceding him in death are parents, Virginia and Clark Bowman Sr., sisters Mary Lou Kelly, Pauline Lash, Stella Madrid, and brother Clark Bowman Jr. Survivors are siblings, John Bowman, home address, Richard Bowman, Walsenburg, Erma Lawson, Pueblo, Liz Montoya, Trinidad, nephews and nieces, Ken Lawson, Chester Lawson, Pueblo, Valerie Lash, Denver, Princess Kelly, Pueblo, numerous cousins including Gilbert (Carol) Bowman, who lovingly cared for Rudy, and many dear friends including Butch Harbor, Cindy Harbor of Pueblo, and all of Rudy's special caregivers and friends of Sangre DeCristo Hospice. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Rosary will be Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday January 25, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Ken Lawson, Chester Lawson, Bobby Bowman, Tom Bowman, Gary Bowman and Butch Harbor. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bowman, Rudolph A.
Rudolph A. Bowman - Chronicle News - January 16, 2015 - Rudolph “Rudy” A. Bowman, age 60, passed away at his residence in Pueblo, Colorado after a lengthy illness. He was born in Trinidad, Colorado on December 13, 1954 to Mary (Gonzales) and Henry Bowman. He attended Trinidad high school graduating in 1974. He then attended TSJC receiving his degree in auto mechanics. On February 7, 1975 Rudy was united in marriage to Joyce C. Duran in Trinidad, Colorado. Rudy had many talents and was versatile in his employment. He worked as a truck driver, glass blower, logger, auto mechanic, construction worker, and making belt buckles. He enjoyed fishing, camping and riding horses. Preceding him in death are his father Henry Bowman, brothers Leroy and Larry Bowman, nephews Brandon Bowman, Conrad Duran, father-in-law Eloy Duran, and brother-in-law Michael Duran. Survivors are his wife Joyce of the home address, son Rudy (Roxanne) Bowman Pueblo, Colorado, daughter Misty Bowman Martinez, Pueblo, grandchildren, Kodiak, Kinaya, Rudy III, Raliyah, mother Mary Bowman, Trinidad, brothers Gilbert (Carol) Bowman, Trinidad, Herald (Liz) Bowman, Trinidad, Tom (Carol) Bowman, Trinidad, Bobby (Tina) Bowman, Colorado Springs, Ray Bowman, Trinidad, mother-in-law Dolores Duran, sisters and brothers-in-law, Teri (Braun) Padilla, Monica Duran, Conrad Eloy Duran, all of Denver, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 20, 2015 with Rosary at Noon by the Comi Chapel followed by Memorial Mass at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Inurnment will follow at the Carpio Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bowman, Sammy Jessie
Sammy Jessie Bowman - Chronicle News - February 22, 2007 - Sammy Jessie Bowman, 47, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 18, 2007 at his home in Walsenburg, CO. He was born on November 3,1959 to Lee and Ida (Gonzales) Bowman in Denver, CO. Sammy attended schools in Colorado Springs, graduating from Coronado High School in 1977. Sam was self-employed as a professional house painter, home remodeler, and furniture refurbisher in Colorado Springs. Sam was a loving father, outdoors-man, horse breaker and trainer, musician, prankster, computer whiz and a friend to everyone he met. He was preceded in death by his father. Lee Bowman. Sam is survived by his wife, Sno, children: Tanner and Samantha, mother, Ida Bowman, brothers: Cip (Rudy) Montoya of Trinidad, Joe (Pam) of Colorado Springs, Will (Theresa Gonzales) of La Veta, Sisters, Elsie (John) England and Dora (Carl) Powell of Colorado Springs, CO, special friend, Steve Burgess of Walsenburg. Also surviving are eighteen nieces and nephews, numerous cousins and many, many friends. Funeral service to be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 22nd at the World Prayer Center at New Life Church in Colo. Springs. Cremation to follow, private inurnment service to be held later.

Bown, Lin
Lin Bown - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2016 - Lin Bown. Funeral services for Lin Bown, 73, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at First Church of the Nazarene, 84 Stanford Ave., Pueblo. Lin passed away Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, after a long illness.

Box, Richard
Richard Box - Chronicle News - February 22, 2008 - Richard Box, of Sammamish, died in Seattle on Thursday, February 14, 2008. He was 70 years old. Richard was born on January 21, 1938 in Trinidad Colorado, the son of Charles and Nettie Box. He was raised in Colorado and California. He graduated from high school in Trinidad, Colorado and attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, settling in Pueblo Colorado. He was on active duty with the United States Army from March through August of 1962, and continued in the reserves until 1966. Richard worked as a stock broker from 1966 until 1974, after which he transitioned to scrap metal broker, a job he worked until his death. Mr. Box moved to Washington State in December of 1982, living in what was then Issaquah, and is now Sammamish. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nettie Iris Box and S. Charles Box. Survivors include wife Elizabeth Box of Sammamish, WA, daughter Dawn Pearse of West Seattle; son Richard E. Box, Jr. of Burien, son Charles Box of Littleton, Colorado, brother Charles Box of Rosemead, California; and seven grandchildren. A memorial service will be held 1:00PM, Saturday, February 23, 2008 at Faith United Methodist Church, 3924 Issaquah-Pine Lake Road SE, in Issaquah. The family suggests remembrances to The American Cancer Society, on-line at www.cancer.org, or United Methodist Committee on Relief, or to a charity of choice. Arrangements are by Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home.

Boyajian, Dorothy
Dorothy Boyajian - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2015 - Dorothy Boyajian, 91. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Boyce, William
William J. “Jim” Boyce - Pueblo Chieftain - September 29, 2015 - William J. “Jim” Boyce. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Interment, Imperial Cemetery.

Boyd, Connie
Connie Boyd - Denver Post - June 23, 2009 - Connie Boyd was born Dec. 28, 1930, in Pueblo, CO. Graduated Rye High School in 1948 & married Richard Boyd on Oct. 8, 1950. She was an award winning poet and wrote numerous skits and plays. She was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She died suddenly on June 19, 2009. She was preceded in passing by her parents, husband & nine siblings. She is survived by three sons, their wives, ten grandchildren, & six great-grandchildren. Visitation, 6/24, from 6 to 8pm, at Advantage. Funeral service, 6/25, at 11 am, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 7080 Independence, Arvada, CO.

Boyd, John
John (Jones) Boyd - Pueblo Chieftain - June 9, 2015 - John (Jones) Boyd passed away June 6, 2015, at his home in Canon City. John was born in Ringwood, Okla., on Jan. 3, 1926, to John and Gladys Billings Boyd. His family left Oklahoma when he was a child and moved to Pueblo. He retired from CF&I in 1983, after 37 years of service and moved to Canon City in 1985. John was preceded in death by his parents; and stepfather, Jerry Jones; three brothers and a sister. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Dolores Titus Boyd; son, Dan (Janet) Boyd, Pueblo; daughter, Lorelli (Doug) Hackler, Boise, Idaho; and Sandy Jackson, Cheyenne, Wyo.; five granddaughters, Jane Boyd and Julie Troutt, Pueblo West, Alecia (Mike) Burgard, Brookings, S.D., Niki (Kyle) Maughan, Boise, Idaho, and Stephanie (Danny) Hackler, Boulder, Colo.; and one great-grandson, Theron Troutt, Pueblo West; and many nieces and nephews. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Fremont Regional Hospice, 1439 Main St., Canon City, CO 81212. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Boyd, Leroy
Leroy Boyd – Walsenburg World – January 23, 1908 – Leroy, the 19-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Boyd died on Monday. The little fellow had contracted the grip which afterwards affected other organs of the body, and finally turned into dropsy. Funeral services were held at the house Friday morning.

Boyd, Roy Foster
Roy Foster Boyd - Chronicle News - September 8, 2006 - Roy Foster Boyd, age 89, passed away on September 6, 2006, at the Trinidad State Nursing Home. He was born on January 31, 1917 in Trinidad, Colorado to Roy H. Boyd and Sarah (Foster) Boyd. He spent all of his life in Trinidad. He is a graduate of Trinidad High School Class of 1935 and Trinidad State Junior College, class of 1939. He served in the Air Force during World War II stationed in Europe. He worked at the Trinidad Brick Yards for 10 years and at Trinidad State Junior College for 20 years until his retirement in 1977. During his stay at Trinidad State Junior College, he was physical plant director, business manager, dean of administration, and served one year as President of the college. He was a very active member and board member of the United Methodist Church, having sung in the church choir and participated as a guest lector in the absence of the minister. He was a board member of the TSJC Educational Foundation, past member of Kiwanis and the Isaac Walton League, the TSJC Booster Club and the Arthur Roy Mitchell Board of Directors. He was an accomplished musician and a direct descendent to Stephen Foster, the composer of Oh Susanna, Swannee River, My Old Kentucky Home, Beautiful Dreamer and others. Roy was united in marriage to Lucille Dalton on June 6, 1965 at the United Methodist Church in Trinidad, a union that lasted twenty-five years. Lucille preceded him in death on August 18, 1990. He was also preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives. He is survived by Dolores Olguin, his secretary and special friend of 43 years. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 11, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church. The Reverend Randy Short will officiate followed by interment at the Masonic Cemetery with military graveside services. Friends and family are invited to share in a condolence dinner and fellowship at the Methodist Church Hall immediately following the burial. Active Pallbearers are: Don Herman, Joe Tarabino, Jack Snow, Jack Beard-en, Paul Cordova, and Pete Deluca. Honorary Pallbearers are Bob Dixon, Barbara Snow, John Tarabino, Richard Louden, Willard Louden, Dennis Malone, Pat Patrick, Ed Bell, Mr. & Mrs. Sam Vigil, Mr. & Mrs. Leon Rubin, Kay Vigil, Francis Rivera, and Charles Latuda At his request, Memorial contributions can be made to the Trinidad State Junior College Scholarship Endowment Fund, Roy and Lucille Boyd Memorial Scholarship, or the Arthur Roy Mitchell Endowment Fund in his and Lucille’s memory. Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Boyd, Sol (Mrs.)
Mrs. Sol Boyd – Walsenburg World – June 13, 1901 – Died at LaVeta, Colorado, Tuesday morning at 1:00 a.m., Mrs. Sol Boyd. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning and the remains laid at rest in the LaVeta Cemetery. Mrs. Boyd has been for many years a resident of LaVeta, being connected with the LaVeta Hotel. The many friends extend sympathy to the sorrowing husband and children.

Boyer, Earl R. Sr.
Earl R. “Bob” Boyer, Sr. - Huerfano World - March 13, 2016 - Earl R. “Bob” Boyer, Sr., 86, passed away March 11, 2016. Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Della; his parents, Earl and Zella Boyer; and brothers and sisters, Bill Boyer, Jim Boyer, Stella Cates, Mary Lou Mestas, Ruth Vigil, and Susan Martinez; and grandson, Jose Luis Boyer. He is survived by his loving children, Earl (Cecilia) Boyer, and Steve (Debbie) Boyer; grandchildren, Andres Boyer, Kirstin Boyer, and Stefan Boyer, and loving sisters, Elizabeth “Blondie” Vigil, Inez Chavez, and Mary Ann Boyer Pedraza. Bob served our country in the United States Air Force and then worked at the CF&I steel mill in Pueblo for 36 years. He was a kind, loving person and everyone remembers his gentle spirit. The services will be held on Friday, March 18, 2016 at St. Mary’s Church with the Rosary starting at 10 am and the Mass at 10:30. Immediately following will be the burial at the North St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Boyer, Julius J.
Julius J. Boyer - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2016 - Julius J. Boyer, 80, passed away Aug.7, 2016, peacefully at home with family by his side. Born Oct. 8, 1935, in Dubuque, Iowa, he was preceded in death by his parents, Julius Sr. and Anna Boyer; brothers, Bob and Charlie; sisters, Anna, Margaret, Mary and Virginia. Julius is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Juanita Boyer; brother, Phillip Boyer; children, Jim (Diana), Patricia, Michael (Daniela), Sharon (Joey), Mark and Chris; grandchildren, Elijah, Donovan, Dominik and Ocean Lily; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Julius served in the U.S. Navy, aboard the USS Bryce Canyon AD-36 and the USS Toledo CA-133. He enjoyed going on bike rides, fishing, hiking, camping and reminiscing on his youth on Southern Avenue and the Mississippi River in Dubuque, Iowa. He loved to spend time with his family and friends, also enjoyed his time as a cook at the Golden West Cafe‚ in Canon City and working at the local Dunkin Donuts. Julius will be dearly missed by family and friends. Special thanks to everyone who kept Julius in their thoughts and prayers. Viewing, noon to 2 p.m. Service to follow, 2 p.m. Monday, Romero Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following the service.

Boyer, Wilma K.
Wilma K. Boyer - Pueblo Chieftain - August 7, 2014 - Wilma K. Boyer, 91, passed away Aug. 5, 2014. Survived by sons, Meredith “Mertz” Julian Boyer of Pueblo and Leland Minor (Cindy) Boyer of Fort Wayne, Ind.; grandchildren, Geoffrey and Brittany Boyer of Colorado Springs, Lucas and Meg Boyer of Chicago, Laura and Carey King of Fort Wayne, Ind., Paul (Abby) Ellinwood of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Lesilyn Ellinwood of Minneapolis, Minn.; great-grandson, Logan Boyer; nieces and nephews, Kelli and Jeff of Indiana, and Tim, Todd and Thad of Pennsylvania; and brother, Donald Paul Julian of Peru, Ind. Preceded in death by husband, Minor R. Boyer; parents; sister, Mary; brothers, Everett and Herman; and sister-in-law, Wanita Julian. Wilma was born to George and Lucinda Julian on Jan. 10, 1923, in Onward, Ind. She enjoyed traveling, the outdoors, being with friends and playing euchre. Graduate of International Business College in Fort Wayne, Ind., and member of St. Paul Methodist Church. Thank you to the Regent staff and residents; caretaker, Ronni Owens; special friends, Don, Ann, Rose and Ione; the staff at St. Mary-Corwin; Dr. Birks and Bernice. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Deer Creek Cemetery in Onward, Ind. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your local Alzheimer’s Association.

Boyle, J. Kenneth
J. Kenneth Boyle - Pueblo Chieftain - December 5, 2014 - J. Kenneth Boyle, 85, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Boyle, John W.
John W. Boyle – Walsenburg World – May 6, 1920 – Death of John W. Boyle – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, Friday, April 30, Mr. John W. Boyle, aged 64 years. Funeral services were held from the home of the deceased on Monday, May 3. The deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs. J. W. Boyle, four sons, John, Orville, Arthur and Morris, three daughters, Lenore, Adelaide, and Mrs. J. R. Clark. The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved relatives. Walsenburg World – May 6, 1920 – Card of Thanks – We desire to express our heartfelt thanks to the many friends who were so kind to us in our bereavement in the death of our husband and father, John Walker Boyle. We desire especially to express our thanks for the many floral offerings. Mrs. J. W. Boyle, Mrs. J. R. Clark, John, Orville, Lenore, Arthur, Adelaide, and Morris Boyle.

Boyles, Elberta Jeanne
Elberta Jeanne Boyles - Pueblo Chieftain - November 2, 2014 - Elberta Jeanne Boyles, 91, passed away Oct. 29, 2014. Survived by her daughter; granddaughters; and their families. Preceded in death by, and now reunited with, her husband, Robert L. Boyles. May the road rise to meet you, may the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rains fall soft upon your fields. Until we meet again. At Elberta’s request, there will be no services. Memorials may be made direct to PAWS, P.O. Box 11208, Pueblo, CO 81001.

Boyles, Henrietta
Henrietta Boyles – Walsenburg World – July 26, 1904 – Henrietta Boyles died at the Sisters’ Hospital at Trinidad Sunday morning after a long illness. Several weeks ago she was stricken with paralysis and constantly grew worse and Sunday morning passed away, at the age of 60 years. She was a cousin of Mr. and Mrs. Gallagher of this place. She has been a resident of Trinidad since 1880 and since that time has been manager of the Western Union office at that place. The funeral services were held Monday morning at 10 o’clock from the Catholic Church and interment made in the Catholic Cemetery.

Boynton, Robert
Robert "Bad Bob" Boynton - The Daily Sentinel - April 19, 2006 - Robert "Bad Bob" Boynton May 19, 1943 - April 16, 2006 "Bad Bob" (as he was known to his friends) died on April 16, 2006, at his home in Grand Junction. As was his request, no funeral or memorial service will be held. Cremation has taken place. He was a resident of Colorado and Maine throughout his lifetime. His last job was as a dispatcher for OutWest Drywall Supply until September of 2005. He was born on May 19, 1943 to William C. and Gertrude M. (Frasier) Boynton in Madison, Maine, where he spent his childhood. In 1959, he joined the Army where he spent three years in France before being stationed at Fort Carson, Co. During his time at Fort Carson, he met and married SueAnn Smith on February 7, 1965 in LaVeta, Colorado. To this union two children were born. Bob was a member of the VFW. He enjoyed auto racing, football, and fishing. Bob's parents and siblings called him "Cubby" because as a child, he would eat blackberries and be covered in the juice like a bear cub. He leaves behind his daughter, Gail and son, Michael, both of Grand Junction, three grandchildren; Kami, Axl, and Talon. He also had an adopted granddaughter, Angelica (Skinny Minny), mother, Gertrude of Madison, Maine, brothers; Ernie of Austin, Texas, Junior, Richard, and Russell, all of Maine and sister; Nancy of New Hampshire. He was preceded in death by his father, brother; Rodney and sister, Beth. Even though divorced in 1975, Sue and Bob remained close. She was his strength, courage, love and support until his death. A very special "Thank You" goes to the staff of Pediatric Services of America" and the staff of the "Transitions" program through Hospice. Memorial contributions are suggested to Western Colorado Hospice and Palliative Care. Services have been arranged through Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services.

Brabb, David Murray
David Murray Brabb - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 2014 - David Murray Brabb, 81, passed away Oct. 16, 2014. Survived by his wife of 55 years, Christine; son, David (Bonnie) Brabb; grandchildren, Elizabeth Rodriguez, David Joseph Brabb and Michael Pasquale Brabb; sister, Lois Weatherman; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Charles and Marie Miller and Dale and Geraldine Yoakum; along with wonderful nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Preceded in death by his brother, Don Brabb. David was born on March 21, 1933, in Eads. David served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He then married Christine in 1959. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Adams State College and subsequently taught science for 30 years at Freed Middle School. He loved football and was an avid outdoorsman who especially loved fishing and hunting small game. David was a faithful and loving husband and great dad and grandfather. He will be missed. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2827 Lakeview Ave. Those who desire, may make memorials to Catholic Charities, through the funeral home.

Bracco, Angelo E.
Angelo E. Bracco - Chronicle News - October 27, 2003 - Angelo E. Bracco, age 88, a musician and retail manager, died July 7, 2003. He was born November 8, 1914 in Monteu Da Po Province of Torino, Italy to Joseph and Lucieu Bracco. He came to this country in 1927. He was a graduate of Trinidad High School and played along with his father for many area dances. He married Clementina Valnitza in 1942 in Monterey, Cal-if. where they made their home. He was preceded in death by parents, wife, and sister Katherine Nizzi. He is survived by daughter Diane Harvey, and granddaughter Michele Berti of Monterey. also one sister, Albina Bonacquisti of Colorado Springs, Colo., and one brother, Al Bracco of El Paso, Tex. Services were held previously.

Bradburn, John Riley
John R. Bradburn - Pueblo Chieftain - April 2, 2017 - John R. Bradburn, 90, passed away March 28, 2017. He is survived by his wife, the love of his life, Betty Bradburn; children, Karen and Frank Caffey, Diane and Al Hecht, Dennis and Connie Bradburn; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and his beloved pets, Nipper and Baby Girl. Viewing will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral services, 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at Imperial Gardens. Special thanks to Dr. Gaide, Rachel and all CNAs and nurses who took care of Daddy at St. Mary-Corwin and hospice.

Bradbury, Brandt Lee
Brandt Lee Bradbury - Holt Family Funeral Home - July 20, 2017 - Brandt Lee Bradbury went to be with our Lord and Savior on Monday, July 17, 2017 at the age of 53. He was born December 22, 1963 in Cañon City, Colorado to Hadley “Jake” and Phyllis Bradbury, where he was raised, along with his four siblings. Brandt was a 1982 Cañon City High School (CCHS) graduate who went on to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Arts from the University of Southern Colorado. He later earned a double Master’s Degree in Technology and Education. He married his best friend, first love, and high school sweetheart, Gwen Moore in 1987 and they would have celebrated 30 years of marriage this August. Together, they created a beautiful life and family with their two children, Danika Donovan and Jake Bradbury. Brandt and Gwen both retired after 30 years of teaching in 2016. He was an inspiration and mentor to many during his teaching career in welding, machine shop, small engines, drafting, and woodshop. He also enjoyed coaching football and baseball. He was committed to community service as a volunteer firefighter for 20 years and spent countless hours helping others in numerous capacities. He was the proud business owner of Cañon City K-Lawn and assisted his wife with her business, Fancy That Photography. Brandt’s favorite thing to do was anything that involved spending time with his family and many friends. He enjoyed camping, four-wheeling, riding his Harley, honking his train horn at people, playing pranks, and drinking a cold Bud Light. Brandt was a sweet, kind, and generous person who was full of wisdom and knew how to brighten everyone’s day with his jokes and witty comments. He was an inspiration to everyone through his ethics, values, and passion and was always willing to drop what he was doing to help family, friends, students, and others. His adventurous, ornery spirit and zest for life, along with his love for family and friends, will always be remembered. Brandt is survived by his dearly beloved wife, Gwen; children, Danika Donovan, Jake Bradbury; son-in-law, Mathew Donovan; granddaughter, Audrey Donovan; mother, Phyllis Bradbury; brothers, Hadley (Joan) and Barlow (Sylvia) Bradbury; sisters, Cherie (Bob) Holder, Shelly (Kurt) Stringari; nieces and nephews, Zach Holder, Stacee Klaassen, Landon and Layne Bradbury, Shanna Mitchell, Trevor, Demi, and Trenton Stringari; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lloyd and Cheri Moore; sister-in-law, Brenda McKay and brother-in-law, Lloyd (Sheri) Moore, Jr. He was preceded in death by his father, Jake Bradbury in 1986. Brandt will always remain a part of the lives and memories of countless relatives, friends, and neighbors who look forward to a reunion in heaven. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Cañon City Volunteer Fire Department, 1475 North 15th St., Cañon City, CO 81212. A memorial fund has been set up at High Country Bank, in care of Danika Donovan. Memorial service, 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 24, 2017, Evangelical Free Church, 3000 E. Main St., in Canon City. Celebration of life reception to follow, Holy Cross Abbey, 2951 US HWY 50, in Canon City.

Bradfield, Virginia G.
Virginia G. Bradfield - Pueblo Chieftain - May 1, 2016 - Virginia G. Bradfield, 96, passed away April 28, 2016, in Pueblo. She was born July 13, 1919, in East Chatham, N.Y., to Frederick and Elvira Gould. Virginia was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II. She was an avid reader, a member of the League of Women Voters and St. Peter Episcopal Church, where she served as the church treasurer for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Albert Bradfield; and her brother, John Gould. Her survivors include her children, Susan (Jim) Askey, Audrey Rheuff and John (Alyson) Bradfield; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. Private family services will be held.

Bradford, Barbara M. Hillery
Barbara M. Bradford - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2017 - Barbara M. Bradford (Zerfas, Hillery), 97, enter-ed the church triumphant on July 26, 2017. She was born in Ellis, Kan., on Feb. 5, 1920, to Frank and Carrie Zerfas. She is survived by her daughter, Vicki Sterling (Roger); and her grandson, Brian Stoneberger; siblings, Cleo Day, Frank Zerfas, Larry (Betty) Zerfas and Carolyn (Gary) Gray; sister-in-law, Katherine Zerfas, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Carrie Zerfas; husbands, Harold Hillery and Jack Bradford; sisters, Helen Gates, Wilma Wickman and Marjorie Klein; brother, Ralph Zerfas; sister-in-law, Jill Zerfas; and brothers-in-law, Tom Klein, Bob Day, Harold Gfeller, Bob Gates, William Wells and Joseph Wickman. Barbara married Harold Hillery on her 18th birthday, and they were married 48 years, until Harold's death in 1986. She then married Jack Bradford and they were married 10 years, until his death in 1997. Their daughter, Vicki, lives in Scottsdale, Ariz., with her husband, Roger. Her grandson, Brian, lives in Tempe, Ariz. Barbara retired from the District 60 school system after almost 25 years. For most of that time, she worked in the administrative offices at Keating Middle School and Central High School. Everyone loved her there and hated to see her retire. She loved to dance, and every time the family got together where there was music, she was out on the dance floor! She especially loved polka music. Barbara never said a bad word about anyone, and everyone loved her beautiful smile. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Many thanks to the staff at Brookdale El Encanto and the caregivers at Visiting Angels, for without them, Barbara wouldn't have had the quality of life she so deserved in her last years. Barbara was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, 701 W. Evans, where her service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 31. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.

Bradford, Berniece V.
Berniece V. Bradford - Pueblo Chieftain - November 5, 2015 - Berniece V. Bradford, 91, passed away Oct. 31, 2015. There will be a viewing at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, followed by a service at 10 a.m., both at Imperial Funeral Home. Burial at Imperial Memorial Gardens following.

Bradford, L. T. (Infant of)
Infant of L. T. Bradford – Walsenburg World – August 31, 1899 – The three-month-old child of L. T. Bradford, engineer and Walsen mines, died Wednesday morning. Funeral held at 2:00 p.m. from the home.

Bradford, Margaret
Margaret Bradford – Walsenburg World – October 28, 1909 – Mrs. Margaret Bradford died at her home Saturday evening. She leaves a husband and two small children to mourn her loss. She was buried Monday afternoon.

Bradford, William Jacob
William Jacob Bradford - Pueblo Chieftain - November 9, 2016 - William Jacob Bradford, 17, of Pueblo. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, at Praise Assembly of God.

Bradish, Dorothy A.
Dorothy A. Bradish - Pueblo Chieftain - September 3, 2017 - Dorothy A. Bradish, 92, passed away peacefully at her home on Sept. 1, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Christine and Joseph Bradish; and her very special friend, George Milich. She is survived by her cousins, Nancy (John) Krall, Richard (Jeannie) Koshak, Harvey (Sandy) Koshak, Ray (Sharon) Cetin, Mary Ann (Roxy) Burris, and Frank, John and Robert Koshak. She is also survived by special relatives, Mark (Shannon), Zack (Karen), Jonathan (Allie), and Mary Koshak; and numerous other relatives. Special thanks are given to her caregiver and friend, Frances Garbiso, for her kind and loving care. Dorothy touched many lives with her kindness and generosity and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She was the glue that kept all of the family together. Funeral Mass is at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at St. Mary's Church, 307 E. Mesa. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Church or the Sangre De Cristo Hospice.

Bradley, Richard
Richard Bradley - The Chronicle News - March 23, 2017 - Richard, affectionately known as "Ricardo", passed away peacefully on March 19, 2017. He was born to Patricia Tapia and Kenneth Bradley on February 9, 1968 in Trinidad. He loved his music, especially Metallica. He also loved his dogs, Sammy and Roxie. He would stand up for the National Anthem during any football game. He absolutely loved the Broncos. He was an excellent cook and would always make something for the Bronco games because that's what he looked forward to. He loved to BBQ when we had family reunions and his chili was out of this world. During the holidays his family looked forward to his chili. He liked fishing and going for rides with his friends in the mountains. When he could, he was always willing to help out his friends and family. He loved his family especially his niece Holly and his nephew Zane. He is preceded in death by his great grandmother, Soledad Maldonado, his grandparents Petra Tapia, Mike Tapia and Edith Ash. His father Kenneth Bradley. Uncle, Isidro Tapia, cousins Isidro Tapia, Rebecca Aguilar and Rena Aguilar and nephew Matthew Rivas. He is survived by his mother Patricia Tapia and Reuben Gonzales, sister