The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
This page contributed by Karen Mitchell.

NOTE: Please use your BACK button to return to where you were.

- C -


Caban, Jeremy
Jeremy Caban - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 2015 - Jeremy “Silent” Naber Caban, 26, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 6, 2015. Viewing prior to service. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Cremation to follow. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Romero Family Funeral Home. Romero Family Funeral Home - August 12, 2015 - Jeremy “Silent” Naber Caban, 26, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on August 6, 2015. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Joseph Naber Martinez Sr.; cousin, Matthew Trujillo. Jeremy is survived by his parents, Cristina Martinez (Neil Griné), James Caban; siblings, Shalina Perez (Rafael), Latoya Caban, Jay (Jacque) Brennan, Tanisha Caban and Mark Haugen; grandparents, Mary Martinez and Henry Cruz; and numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, extended family and friends. Jeremy enjoyed playing basketball and video games, he was a great dancer. He was an avid Raiders fan. He liked to cook; he was famous for making his jailhouse spread. Jeremy had a very big heart and really enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He looked up to his big brother Jay who was like a father figure to him, they were best friends and always together. He also loved his dog Xena.

Cabello, Thomas James Jr.
Thomas James "Tommy" Cabello Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 2, 2017 - Thomas James "Tommy" Cabello Jr., 45, a life-time Puebloan, passed away June 22, 2017. He is survived by his parents, Thomas J. and Theresa (Trujillo) Cabello Sr.; his daughter, Marisa Gabriela Cabello Gomez; his brother, Tim Cabello; numerous cousins, other relatives and friends who loved and will miss Tommy dearly. Cremation has taken place. Private family service.

Cable, David
David Cable – Walsenburg World – February 2, 1911 – Takes Poison When Arrested for Swindles – Pueblo, Colorado, January 28 – After walking into the open arms of a sheriff, David Cable, a ranch hand, committed suicide on an eastbound Santa Fe train at 9 o’clock tonight, as it pulled out of Boone, a station just east of here. Cable, it is charged, forged checks aggregating almost $200, on Pueblo business houses this afternoon. He went to the Union Depot where he met one of his alleged victims and was forced to return the money he had fraudulently obtained. Cable then boarded an eastbound Missouri-Pacific train, alighted at Boone and transfer to a Santa Fe train, where his capture was effected. No sooner had Cable entered a coach in the Santa Fe train that Sheriff Potter of Otero County, who have been notified to look out for him, arrested him. The prisoner offered no resistance and after riding a few miles in company with the sheriff remarked that he would like to go into the smoking car, as he did not wish to embarrass the women in the coach in which he was riding. Not realizing the man’s intentions, Sheriff Potter consented. As he was leaving the coach Cable swallowed a quantity of carbolic acid, which resulted in his death at Rocky Ford, a short time afterwards. The bottle containing the poison was knocked from Cable’s hand by the officer, but not until he had swallowed the greater portion of its contents. Cable was first brought to the notice of the Pueblo police when representatives of the White & Davis Company complained that they had been victimized of $70, by Cable on bogus checks. Other merchants also notified the police that they had been swindled. Sheriff Potter of Otero County was here waiting for a train home and was notified that the alleged forger likely would board his train along the line. As was expected, Cable transferred from the Missouri-Pacific to the Santa Fe at Boone and his arrest followed. Cable had been working on a ranch in this vicinity for some time.

Cable, Robert Edward
Robert Edward Cable - Pueblo Chieftain - September 7, 2014 - Robert Edward Cable, Dec. 7, 1928 - Aug. 22, 2014. Robert “Bob” Cable, 85, died Friday Aug. 22, 2014, at Grace Health Care in Glenwood Springs, Colo. He was born on Dec. 7, 1928, in Oak Park, Ill., to Ted and Laura Cable. He spent his childhood in North Platte, Neb., before moving to Pueblo in 1943, where he attended Centennial High School and graduated in 1946. In June of 1946, at the age of 17, he enlisted in the United States Army and served proudly in Korea and was discharged as a sergeant in November 1947. On Sept. 2, 1951, he married Marian “Babs” Lee Miles and was married to her for 33 years until her death in 1984. Bob and his dad owned and operated Red Dot Tire Co. for 33 years, from 1951 until 1984. He is survived by his three children: daughter, Chris Arbegast of Greeley; son, Steve (Sally) of Glenwood Springs; and daughter, Lynn May (Bruce) of Westcliffe; grandchildren, Leanne Stover (Ryan) of Westcliffe, Kati Patterson (Chris) of Greeley, Rob Cable (Kelsey) of Thornton, Jeri Bellmore (Ty) of Redding, Calif., Marylin Stoltzfus (Jeb) of Alamosa, Lacy May and Karly May; seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Virginia Black of Santa Ana, Calif. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and was an avid woodcarver. He was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at First Presbyterian Church in Pueblo. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you take a youngster fishing or hunting.

Cables, Jacqueline
Jacqueline Cables - Pueblo Chieftain - November 2, 2014 - Jacqueline Helen Cables (nee Bundy), 83, Canon City, Colo., native, died Oct. 25, 2014. Born June 2, 1931, to Chester and Hazel Bundy. Predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Val Jean Cables; and survived by her five children: sons, Kelly Cables (Pat), Michael Cables (Jennifer), Rick Cables (Cynthia), Andy Cables (Trude); and daughter, Candy Hazen (Jeff); 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, with a 16th due to arrive shortly. Also survived by sisters, Clara Merrill, Austin, Texas, and Lillian Becker (Larry), Denver, Colo. After high school, Jackie had an extensive career with the U.S. Forest Service, retiring in 1986. She later worked for Candy’s Tortilla Factory in Pueblo, Colo. A loving daughter, mother and grandmother, Jackie will be missed greatly by her friends and family. A memorial service will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at Adair Funeral Home, 1050 N. Dodge Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85716.

Cables, Val Jean
Val Jean Cables - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 1998 - Val Jean Cables, age 70, passed away May 23, 1998. Preceded in death by his parents, Wilber and Lucille Cables. Survived by his wife, Jackie Cables; children, Kelly (Pat) Cables of St. Louis, Mo., Mike (Jenny) Cables of Fallbrook, Calif., Rick (Cindy) Cables of Colorado Springs, Candy (Jeff) Hazen of Tucson, Ariz., and Andy (Trude) Cables of Houston, Texas; sister, Connie Cables of San Francisco, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Mr. Cables retired from the Social Security Administration in 1973. He received a bronze medal from the American Diabetes Association and a silver medal from the Eli Lily Co. for living as an insulin dependent diabetic for more than 56 years. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. At his request, cremation with no viewing. Memorial service, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Christ the King Church in Pueblo, Colo. Those who wish may make contributions to the American Diabetes Association through the funeral home office. The family respectfully requests the omission of food.

Cabral, Arthur
Arthur Cabral - Denver Post - June 12, 2008 - Arthur Cabral, 81, a Goodland, KS, resident died Friday, June 6, at home, surrounded by his loving family after a battle with cancer. He was born to Alfonso Cabral and Ophelia Tolmich on Sept. 28, 1926 in Pueblo, CO. He was raised in Walsenburg, CO, where at an early age he worked in the coal mines. After attending school, he became a welder, something he loved. After retiring from Atlas Metal and Iron in Denver, he moved to Goodland in July of 2004. Preceding him in death were his parents. Survivors include his loving wife, Mary, 6 sisters - Ray (John) Tafoya, Cordilia (Tony) Mesta, Marie Nieto, Charlene (Floyd) Norman, Margaret (Ben) Gallegos, Ophelia Sanchez; 2 brothers - Martin (Amelia) Cabral and Alfonso (Darlene) Cabral; 5 children - Artie, Linda Lee, Rosalinda, Artisia, and Christine; 4 step children - Vangie Pascone, James Ornelas, Kathy Daniels, and Yvonne Ornelas, numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Visitation Thursday, 5pm, Funeral Service Friday, 12pm, Crown Hill Mortuary, 29th and Wadsworth, followed by cremation.

Cabral, Frank J.
Frank J. "Slickie" Cabral - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 2016 - Frank J. “Slickie” Cabral, 65, formerly of Pueblo, went to be with God our Father, Dec. 25, 2015. Frank was preceded in death by his aunt, Mae; and cousin, Richard “Bam Bam” Duran. He is survived by his mother, Julia Cabral; brothers, Joe “Friday” Cabral, Julian Cabral, Cezer Hernandez, Chris Hernandez, Pete C.; sisters, Cindy C. Pinales, Rachel Trujillo, Roberta Herrera; uncle, Chuey Cabral; aunts, Mary Cabral, Candy Cabral; cousins, Rosalie, MaryLou, Tracy; goddaughter, Gabbie; comadrei, Jo-Jo; nephews, nieces and cousins. Frank retired as a city bus driver in Sacramento, Calif. Slick also was a sharpshooter in the United States Marines.

Cabral, Loretta M.
Loretta M. Cabral - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 2015 - Loretta M. Cabral, 70, of Pueblo, passed away July 8, 2015. Loretta is survived by her sister, Tonie; sister-in-law, Rose; nieces, Marylouise, Lillian, Olga and Kerstin. At Loretta’s request, cremation has taken place.

Cabral, Mary
Mary P. “Mae” Cabral - Pueblo Chieftain – August 20, 2014 - Mary P. “Mae” Cabral, 96, passed peacefully from this life surrounded by family on Aug. 15, 2014. Mary Cabral Born Sept. 19, 1917, in Manzanola, Colo. Preceded in death by husband, Nick Sr.; and son, Nick Jr.; brothers, Florentino, Charles, Angel, Paul Perez; and sister, Domitila Herrera. Survived by daughters, Rosalie (Herb) Maes, Mary Lou (Del) Apodaca; and son, Richard (Sherry) Cabral; siblings, George Perez, Rose Romero, Josephine Leyva, Julia (Delfin) Martinez and Mary Lou Perez; in-laws, Mary Gottbehuet, Jess Cabral and Candy Cabral; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and numerous relatives and friends. Mae lived her entire life in Pueblo and was a loving mother and homemaker. She won many awards and ribbons for her crochet and embroidery entries at the Colorado State Fair and also won prizes for her delicious red chile at the Pueblo Chile Festival and Church Festival. Viewing, 5 to 6 p.m. with rosary to follow Thursday, and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, both services to be held at Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Cacciatore, Anna V.
Anna V. Cacciatore - Chronicle News - February 14, 2008 - Anna V. Cacciatore, lifelong resident of Aguilar, Co., went to be with the Lord peacefully on February 11, 2008, at the Trinidad State Nursing Home, after a brief illness. She was born on January 2, 1915, in Suffield, Co., the eighth child of Joseph Roskoski and Anna (Brunskowiski) Roskoski. Anna’s joys in life were being a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She also enjoyed sewing, cooking and gardening. Anna was known for her beautiful flower beds, luscious lawn and gardens and delicious home cooked meals. Her love for life shone through in everything she did and everyone she loved. Anna was a faithful and proud parishioner of St. Anthony’s Parish in Aguilar. Anna is survived by her daughter Grace Bassetti, Thornton, Co., grandchildren, Bruce (Barbara) Merritt, Pueblo West, Co., Lois (Anthony) Cirone, Trinidad, Co., Gary (Nora) Bassetti, Lafayette, Co., Chris (Shawn) Bassetti, Thornton, Co., Mark (Brin) Bassetti, Westminister, Co., great-grandchildren, Lynette (Matt) Berry, Denise Cirone, Jason Cirone, Kyle Bassetti, Travis Bassetti, great-great-grandchildren, William Berry, Wyatt Berry, brother-in-law, Harry Gaidosh, Cudahy, WI, Goddaughter, Bobby (Matt) Lucero, and many other numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Anna is preceded in death by her parents, husband Joe A. Cacciatore, daughter Dorothy Merritt, son-in-law Larry Bassetti, brothers Frank, Harry, Henry, Andrew, Felix and Joey Roskoski, sisters Clara Gaidosh and Martha Javanovich. Visitation for Anna will be Friday, February 15, 2008 from 3:00PM-8:00PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel and Saturday from 8:30 AM-9:30 AM St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Aguilar. Funeral Services will be Saturday, February 16, 2008 at 9:30AM St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with Fr. Phil Coury as celebrant. Interment will follow at the St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Joe Bassetti Jr., Alex Cirone, Joe Arnone, Matt Berry, Gary Bassetti, Chris Bassetti, Mark Bassetti, Albert Verderaime, and Ed Velasquez. Active pallbearers are Bruce Merritt, Anthony Cirone, Jason Cirone, Beau Leal, Matt Lucero and Robbie Lucero. Following the graveside services a condolence dinner will be held at St. Anthony’s Parish Hall. Family may be contacted at 17334 C.R, 75.0, Trinidad, Co., 846-4915 or 719-547-0639. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Cacciatore, Joe J.
Joe J. Cacciatore - The Gazette - October 5, 2005 - Joe J. Cacciatore, age 80, passed away Saturday, October 1, 2005 at the Pikes Peak Care Center. He was born November 24, 1924 in Walsenburg, Colorado to Ignacio and Sarah (Gallina) Cacciatore. Joe married Loretta Greenwood in 1945 in Canon City, Colorado. Joe was a resident of Colorado Springs since 1936. He attended the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind. He worked for Town Talk Bakery and the USAFA, retiring in 1987. He was a member of the Colorado Springs Deaf Senior Citizens and the Colorado Association of the Deaf. Loretta survives and lives in Colorado Springs. Also surviving are his sons: Donald (wife Marie) Cacciatore and Gary (Doris) Cacciatore; and daughters: LeEtta (husband Darrel) Anderson and Karen (husband Mike) Morehead. He has seven grandsons: Jim, Merlin, Justin, Jesse, Bret, Matthew, and Dylan. He has three great-grandsons: Damian, Trevor. and Christopher. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2005 at the Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses. A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home and one hour prior to services in the Chapel. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Potters Hands, c/o Chapel Hills Church, 2025 Parliament Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80920. Joe will be missed by all who loved and knew him.

Cacia, Rufina (Infant of)
Infant of Rufina Cacia – Walsenburg World – August 10, 1911 – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, Tuesday, August 8, 1911, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Rufina Cacia, age 3 months, 25 days.

Cacioppo, Lena
Lena Cacioppo - Chronicle News - April 24, 2007 - Lena Cacioppo, of 833 So. 5th St., Raton, New Mexico, passed away at Miner's Colfax Hospital on April 20, 2007 at the age of 93. She was born in Starkville, Co. on July 10, 1913 to Concetta (Chifalo) and Tony Valenti. On October 13, 1940, Lena was united in marriage to Louis Cacioppo in Trinidad, Colorado. Lena was employed as a cook for Miners Hospital for 18 years until her retirement. She enjoyed crocheting and making dolls for family members. She won awards for her doll making at various craft and county fairs Preceding her in death are husband of 51 years Louis Cacioppo, parents Concetta and Tony Valenti, brothers Sam (Anna) Valenti, Frank (Pearl) Valenti, Tony (Angie) Valenti, sisters Theresa (Lewis) DiGiallonardo, Rose (Pete) Junta, Mary (Sam) Maniscalco, brother-in-law Paul Tortorice and son-in-law Tom Meier. Survivors are daughters Jetta (Cacioppo) Meier, Ca., Rose Marie (Cacioppo) Green, Virginia, son Louis (Sylvia) Cacioppo Jr., Ca., sister Josephine Tortorice, Trinidad, grandchildren, Richard Meier, Joe Meier, Louis (Rhonda) Smith, Sharon Green, Karen Green and Norbert, Joe Cacioppo, Courtney Cacioppo (Dimitri) Cretikos, great-grandchildren, Steven, Kaylie, Nicolas, Jason, Shawna, Jessica, Shawn, Michelle, Jayden, Esperanza, Tony, Alex, Kevin, Chris, and Richie. Numerous nieces, nephews and many friends too numerous to mention also survive. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 3:00 PM-8:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, April 25, 2007 with recitation of the Most Holy Rosary at 9:15AM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:00AM at Holy Trinity Church. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Dominic DiGiallonardo, Rocco DiGiallonardo, Tony DiGiallonardo, Louis Michael DiGiallonardo, Sam Cacioppo, Bill Pangbum and Clegg Williams, Active Pallbearers are Sam Maniscalco, Kevin Maniscalco, Philip Maniscalco, Gerald Maniscalco, Paul Tortorice and Joey Tortorice. Immediately following the services friends are invited to gather with the family at the Elks Lodge, 120 S. Maple, Trinidad, Co. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers and donations be made to All Saints Catholic School, c/o 401 S. 4th St. Raton, NM 87740. Family may be contacted at the home address in Raton or the Sam Maniscaico residence, 259 W. Indiana, Trinidad. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Caddell, Fred
Fred Caddell – Walsenburg World – January 6, 1916 – Death of Fred Caddell – On Sunday, January 2, at 11:00 a. m. a very serious accident occurred at Turner Mine when Fred Caddell had his leg badly mangled by the coal cutting machine. He lost a great deal of blood before the doctors could be secured. The leg was amputated Monday. Word was received that Mr. Caddell died at 11:00 a.m. today. Walsenburg World – January 13, 1916 – Mr. and Mrs. John Caddell arrive Sunday from California to attend the funeral of their brother. Walsenburg World – January 13, 1916 – Card of Thanks – We thank our many friends that came to us, and for the beautiful flowers in our time of grief over the sickness and death of our beloved husband, son and brother, Fred. Mrs. Margaret Caddell, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Caddell and family.

Caddell, William
William Caddell – Walsenburg World – October 24, 1918 – Death of William Caddell – An explosion in the mine at Hezron Monday was a cause of the death of Mr. William Caddell, and four other men were very seriously injured. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. Walsenburg World – October 24, 1918 – Card of Thanks – We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to our many friends for their kindness and beautiful floral offerings during the bereavement of our beloved husband and father. Mrs. W. J. Caddell and family.

Caddell, William (Infant of)
Infant of William Caddell – Walsenburg World – August 17, 1899 – The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. William Caddell died last Wednesday at their home in Pictou. Funeral from the house on Thursday. Mrs. Caddell is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Patterson of the Walsenburg Hotel. The sympathy of the friends here is extended to the sorrowing family.

Cady, Howard George
Howard George Cady - Chronicle News - December 30, 2010 - Howard George Cady passed away December 26, 2010. He was born December 15, 1945 in Valentine, NE to George and Dena (Miedema) Cady. He grew up on the family ranch where his love of nature and the outdoors began. Howard was married to Sharon Heinert July 19, 1963; to this union, two children were born, David and Lauri. Howard graduated from CSU, Ft. Collins, CO, in 1968 with a BS Degree in Forestry and Outdoor Recreation. He earned his MS Degree in Botany and Plant Sciences at SDSU, Brookings, SD in 1972. Howard began teaching Horticulture and Science at Trinidad, CO, High School in 1973 and retired in 1999. He enjoyed his retirement years on his Bon Carbo, CO property building roads, ponds, fishing and looking for artifacts. Howard had a great sense of humor and also had many practical skills, being able to design, build or fix almost anything. His motto was “Do what you can, where you are, with what you have”. Howard was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Sharon; son David, Ft. Collins, CO; daughter Lauri (Mark) Naber and grandchildren Codi and Zach, Pueblo CO; sister Delia (Bob) Stetter; brothers Stan (Carol) Cady, and Duane (Janet) Cady, nieces and nephews all of Valentine, NE. Per Howard’s wishes, cremation has taken place and private family services will be held.

Cafarelli, Anthony K.
Anthony K. "Tony" Cafarelli – the Arizona Republic – June 8, 2011 – Anthony K. "Tony" Cafarelli passed away June 5, 2011 at 84 years old. Tony was born October 11, 1926 in Trinidad, CO as the only son to Antonio and Louise Cafarelli. Tony's father died when Tony was just six months old and his mother remarried to Tony's beloved step-father Fred Catenacci. Tony spent many of his early years in Raton, NM. At the age of 17 Tony enlisted in the United States Navy and later graduated from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, School of Mines. During his school tenure, he practiced his craft around the world, from Superior, AZ to Mexico City, and Nicaragua. Following this, he enjoyed a wonderful career at Reynolds Metals, which later became Alcoa. Tony was a 3rd and 4th Degree Knight of Columbus for several years and was also a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks for over 50 years. He and his wife are also members of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Tempe, AZ. Tony is survived by his wife of 55 years; Margaret, his four children; Loretta (Richard) Pacheco, Damien, Randy, and Margaret Cafarelli. Tony was also blessed with 3 grandchildren; Rosalie (Charles) White, Patti (Brett) Schoenhardt, and John Randolph, and six great grandchildren; Devin, Kerstyn, Noah, Preston, Hailey, and McKenzie. Tony was a well loved man and will be greatly missed. A visitation will be held at Carr Tenney Mortuary, 2621 S. Rural Rd. in Tempe, AZ, on Thursday June 9, 2011 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm with a Rosary starting at 7:00pm. A funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 2121 S. Rural Rd. in Tempe, AZ on Friday June 10, 2011 beginning at 9:30am. Interment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th St. in Phoenix, AZ. Arrangements are being held under the direction of Carr Tenney Mortuary in Tempe, AZ.

Cafarelli, Dorothy F.
Dorothy F. Cafarelli - Chronicle News - August 25, 2010 - Dorothy F. Cafarelli, 92, a resident of Albuquerque since 1989, went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 23, 2010. She is survived by her daughter, Doreen Dowling of Moriarty, New Mexico; son, Peter Cafarelli and wife, Susan of Tucson, Arizona; grandchildren, David Dowling of Moriarty, New Mexico and Jenni Cafarelli of Denver, Colorado; and great-grandchildren, Noah and Lanee Philip of Denver, Colorado. Mrs. Cafarelli was preceded in death by her husband, Pete R. Cafarelli. Mrs. Cafarelli was a longtime Elementary Teacher in Westminster, Colorado, and had worked as an Air Traffic Controller in Trinidad, Colorado during World War II. Cremation has taken place and private interment will take place in Trinidad, Colorado. A celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held on Thursday, August 26, 2010, 2:00 p.m., at Woodmark Assisted Living, 7201 Prospect Pl. NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110. Should friends desire, contributions may be made to your local Victim’s Assistance Program or Victim’s of Domestic Abuse Program.

Cafarelli, Pete R.
Pete R. Cafarelli - Chronicle News - July 6, 2005 - Pete R. Cafarelli, a resident of Albuquerque, NM since 1989, died Saturday, July 2, 2005. Pete graduated from Trinidad High School in 1935. Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. He was a WWII veteran and was awarded the Purple Heart at the Battle of Iwo Jima. His hobbies included playing pool, cards, bowling, golf, and coaching little league baseball. He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Dorothy F. Cafarelli; daughter, Doreen C. Dowling of Moriarty, NM; son, Peter M. Cafarelli and wife, Susan K. of Grand Junction; grandchildren, David M. Dowling, Jenni A. Phillip and husband Scott; and many loving friends. Graveside services will be held Thursday, July 7, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to New Mexico Boys & Girls Ranch, 6209 Hendrix NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 or Casa Angelica, 5629 Isleta Blvd. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105. Arrangements by French Mortuary, Albuquerque, NM.

Caffaro, Lucy P.
Lucy P. Caffaro - Chronicle News - April 9, 2003 - Lucy P. Caffaro, 88, born November 3, 1914, in Trinidad, Colorado, passed away April 2, 2003. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, Nick Caffaro. Also preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Bernarda (Alishio) Provenzano; sister Clara (Tony) Noto; brother, Joe Provenzano; sisters-in-law, Rose (John) Veltri, Cecilia (Allan) Rusk and Minnie (Paul) Milanese. Lucy is survived by her loving daughters, Mary Margaret (George) Biller and Joyce Ann (Joe) DeGrado. Grandmother of Eric and Debbie Grimes, Brendon (Kathy) Caffaro, Dee Dee (Craig) Fetty, Joe (Brenda) DeGrado, Steve (Shelby) Biller and Stacey (Dave) Remer. She was so proud of her great-grandchildren, Nickolette Grimes, Danyka Fetty, Alexis and Madison Biller, Trevor DeGrado, Chakota Stevens, and Zachary Remer. She will be greatly missed by her only surviving sister, Louise (Dominic) Morelli of Trinidad; and by numerous nieces, nephews, godchildren, and very special friends. Lucy was the perfect homemaker and cook. She and her late husband, Nick Caffaro, were business partners with Michael and Eda Gernazio for over 30 years in the C&G Food Store. She was truly the “heart” of the family and will be irreplaceable. She was loving, caring, generous, and dedicated to the family and friends she loved so much.

Cahill, Bernard B. Trujillo
Bernard B. Trujillo Cahill - Chronicle News - August 5, 2013 - Bernard B. Trujillo Cahill, 73, passed away June 28, 2013. He was predeceased by his parents, Joe A. and Jennie Trujillo; and by his sister, Roseann Bernal. Survived by his children, Celeste, Margaret and David Trujillo, all of Texas; brothers, Ivan and Marvin Trujillo, both of Weston, Colo.: sisters, Beatrice (Sam) Paradiso, Pueblo, and Ida (J.D.) Garcia, Denver; his girlfriend, Irene Dominguez of Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bernard served in the U.S. Navy and worked as a truck driver. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2013, at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial.

Cahill, John
John Cahill - Denver Post - March 1, 2008 - Husband of Mary Ann, father of 5 and grandfather of 7. Services Bullock Colonial Chapel, Monday 8:00 a.m. Interment, St. Mary's Cemetery, Walsenburg, CO.

Cahill, Lauren Harvey
Lauren Harvey Cahill - Denver Post - August 4, 2009 - Lauren Harvey Cahill, 90, of Denver passed away July 31, 2009. A native of Trinidad, CO, Mr. Cahill was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Eulalie "Lee" Cahill. He is survived by three children, Linda Backer of Arvada, CO, Jack (Ann) Cahill of St. Louis, MO, Kevin Cahill of Denver, CO; and niece, Jacque (Ron) Fink of Arvada, CO; five grandchildren, Matt (Dena) Traynor of Arvada, CO, Jana Traynor, Ben (Meghann) Cahill, Daniel Cahill, Emily Cahill, all of Saint Louis, MO; four great grandchildren, Averi Traynor, Abbie Traynor, Dakota Traynor, and Eleanor Cahill. Private inurnment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, CO. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages contributions to the Hospice of St. John, 1320 Everett Ct; Lakewood, CO 80215.

Cahill, Mary Ann
Mary Ann Cahill - Denver Post - September 11, 2008 - Survived by 5 children and 7 grandchildren. Visitation Friday 5-8 pm. Services Saturday 9:00 am. Both at Bullock Colonial Chapel. Interment Saturday 1:30 pm at St. Mary's Cemetery, Walsenburg, CO.

Cain, Kathleen C.
Kathleen C. “Katie” Cain - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 2015 - Kathleen C. “Katie” Cain, 89, a Pueblo resident since 1970, went to be with our Lord and Savior peacefully on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in Mesa, Ariz., surrounded by loved ones. Kathleen was born Jan. 31, 1926, in Hillsboro, Texas, to the late Taylor and Mattie Cypert. Kathleen attended Hillsboro High School and Dallas Bible College. She worked for many years as a secretary for Farmer’s Insurance and also was a pharmacy assistant at Kmart. Her favorite job was the many years she spent being a homemaker. Her many hobbies included bowling, gardening, sewing, church activities, including singing in the choir. She also was a longtime member of the Pueblo Christian Women’s Club. She is survived by her loving husband and best friend of 61 years, Robert Louis Cain; and her three children, Stephen Louis Cain of Colorado Springs, Colo., Joyce Desautels of Springfield, Va., and Carol Schamante of Chandler, Ariz. Kathleen also celebrated life with eight grandchildren, Sarah, Michael, Alexa, Kyle, Lucas, Angela, Nicole and Jacob. She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Ruth, Raymond, Truman, Marjorie, Bob, Jewel; and is survived by her sisters, Sybil and Patsy. A memorial service to honor and celebrate her life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15 at Peoria Baptist Church, Route 2, Box 84, Hillsboro, TX 76645.

Cain, Robert
Robert Louis “Bob” Cain - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2016 - Robert Louis “Bob” Cain, 91, a Pueblo resident since 1970, went to be with our Lord and Savior, peacefully, on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in Mesa, Ariz., surrounded by loved ones. Robert was born Dec. 17, 1924, in Alba, Texas. He was a veteran of WWII and later graduated from Baylor University and received his master’s from Louisiana State University. His career as a librarian took him to many universities such as Northwestern State University, Purdue University, ITT in Kanpur, India, Washington State University and finally the University of Southern Colorado, where he retired. He was a longtime member of the Kiwanis and Toastmasters clubs. He attended Lake Avenue Baptist Church and Central Christian Church in Pueblo. He had a love of traveling, reading, fishing and family. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Kathleen Cain. He is survived by his three children, Stephen Cain of Colorado Springs, Colo., Joyce Desautels of Springfield, Va., and Carol Schamante of Chandler, Ariz.; as well as eight grandchildren. A memorial service to honor and celebrate his life will be held at Peoria Baptist Church in Hillsboro, Texas.

Cain, Tubal
Tubal Cain - Chronicle News - February 27, 2004 - Tubal Cain, 71, went home to his Lord on Saturday, February 21, 2004 at home in Delagua Canyon. Tubal had been ill a number of years. He was born on November 17, 1932 to Chloe (Ed-wards) Cain in Turkey, Texas. He and his wife moved to the area in 1991 after having taught school in Texas, Oklahoma and California. Tubal was a high school band director for over 30 years. He received his BME and MA from West Texas State University, now WTAM. His bands received many honors. As a concert musician, he played in a number of orchestras and bands including Amarillo Symphony, Washington D.C. Symphonette and Norfork Symphony. Tubal served his country in the U.S. Navy on board the USS New Jersey, BB62, during the Korean War. Tubal was preceded in death by his parents, and daughter Candy. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Arminta (Archie) Berry Cain of the family home; sons Philip (Georgia) Cain of Oregon, Calvin (Conny) Cain of Belgium, Charlie (Jami) Cain of Palm Springs, CA; 15 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 27 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Glenn Davis officiating. Interment will follow at the Knights of Pythias Cemetery in Aguilar, Colorado. Active pallbearers are Bud Van Lue, Joe Julian, Bruce Trujillo, Jim Morgan, Tony Watkins and Ed Edgerton. The family of Tubal Cain has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Calabace, Mike
Mike Calabace – Walsenburg World – March 15, 1904 – Mike Calabace, a miner at Pryor, was shot and killed yesterday morning. Calabace formerly ran a saloon at Cucharas. The body was brought to Walsenburg for burial.

Calantino, Theodore Samuel Jr.
Theodore Samuel Calantino Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 7, 2015 - Theodore Samuel Calantino Jr., Aug. 19, 1941-Oct. 2, 2015. “Ted” was preceded by his wife, Judy Kiff; and parents, Theodore Calantino Sr. and Mary Grace Cardinale. He is survived by his children, Heather, Lorrie, Tim and Bob; his grandchildren, Tony, Madison, Cassie and CJ; sister, Ana; nephew, Zach; and numerous cousins. A memorial Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, at St. Joseph Church. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center in his honor.

Calderhead, John (Mother of)
Mother of John Calderhead – Walsenburg World – April 29, 1904 – The mother of John Calderhead the Superintendent at Pryor died at Aguilar on Monday. The body was taken to Denver on Wednesday.

Calderhead, Mabel
Mabel Shaw Calderhead – Walsenburg World – January 27, 1897 – Mrs. Mabel Shaw Calderhead, wife of James Calderhead, died on Friday morning and was laid to rest on Sunday, mourned by a host of friends besides the bereaved of her immediate family.

Calderon, Joe M.
Joe M. Calderon - Chronicle News - December 29, 2011 - Joe M. Calderon passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital on December 26, 2011, 4:30 a.m. at the age of 89. He was born in Delagua Colorado on July 12, 1922 to Ninfa (Martinez) and Guadalupe Calderon who both preceded him in death. Joe proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WWII, from 1942 to 1945. On December 14, 1945, Joe was united in marriage to Margaret Vigil at Holy Trinity Church, in Trinidad, Colorado. Over the years, Joe worked as a coal miner, was employed by the City of Trinidad for several years and retired from Safeway, after many years where he was a clerk. He is survived by wife of 66 years Margaret Calderon, home address, children, Don (Betty) Calderon, Thornton, Colo., Richard (Teri) Calderon, Chandler, Ariz., Margie (Cordell) Herrera, Trinidad, Ron Calderon, Thornton, Colo., grandchildren, Russell Calderon, Shelley Calderon, Heather (Doug) Coberly, Kevin Calderon and Justin (Stephanie) Herrera, great grandchildren, Russell Jr. Calderon, Sydney Coberly, Brookelyn Coberly, Jayden (Justin & Stephanie) Herrera, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be held Thursday December 29, 2011 with Rosary at 12:15 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel followed by the Funeral Mass at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside conducted by the United States Naval Honor Guard. Active pallbearers are grandsons, Justin Herrera, Kevin Calderon, Doug Coberly, nephew Henry Medina and family friends and co-workers Ken Pfalmer, Lawrence Herrera and Chris Arguello. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Calderon, Vincent Sr.
Vincent Calderon Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 1, 2016 - Vincent Calderon Sr., 87, born 1928, died 2015. Preceded in death by parents, Natividad Calderon and Victoriana Guadalupe Parra Calderon. Survived by wife, Eleanor; daughter, Christine (Anthony) Wolgram; son, Vincent Calderon Jr. (Rosey); grandchildren, Sarah Sapeda, Jason Wolgram, Alexis and Thomas Calderon. Vincent was a Korean War veteran, retired federal employee, past president Colorado Forestry Association. Arrangements by Imperial.

Caldwell, Cecil E.
Cecil E. Caldwell - Huerfano World - December 6, 2014 - Cecil E. Caldwell, 4-26-1925 ~ 12-4-2014 - In loving memory of our father God saw he was getting tired and a cure was not to be so He put His arms around him and whispered, come with me. With tearful eyes we watched him suffer and saw him fade away. Although we loved him dearly we could not make him stay. A gentle heart stopped beating, hard working hands to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us that He only takes the best. Cecil Caldwell was born in Pueblo, lived in Walsenburg, graduated from Huerfano County High School in 1942, and was a decorated WWII veteran. He spent many years in general aviation as a flight instructor and charter pilot, then in later years covering the western U.S. selling and installing fibre optic equipment, retiring in 1995. He is survived by his twin daughters, Toni and Nicole, and their mother, Thelma Caldwell. He is also survived by his second family, stepson David Bell and stepdaughter Debbie Bell; and grandchildren David Bell, Jr. and Cathy Bell.

Caldwell, Charleen
Charleen Caldwell - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 2016 - Charleen Caldwell, 92, died June 5, 2016, in Pueblo. Charleen is survived by her husband of 72 years, Henry B. (H.B.) Caldwell Jr.; her children, Liesa (Edward) Houdashelt and Henry B. Caldwell III; her granddaughters, Charleen Caldwell and Brandie Sylva; and her great-grandchildren, Justin Sylva and Michaela Stanford. She was preceded in death by her parents. Charleen was born on March 26, 1924, in Oklahoma City, to Charles W. Kunc and Cynthia Alice Givan Kunc. She moved to Pueblo in 1944 when her husband was stationed at Pueblo Army Air Force Base. During the war, Charleen worked at McClellan Library. After the war, Charleen and H.B. returned to Pueblo to teach, and Charleen taught at Centennial High School before her children were born. Later, she sold real estate, worked at the YWCA, and taught elementary school. In 1963, Charleen opened Caldwell’s Fabrics in the chicken house behind the family home. She later expanded by adding craft supplies and Caldwell’s Fabrics and Crafts became a Pueblo institution. Charleen taught crafts and quilting and her original designs were published in magazines and books. She was a nationally recognized expert in the craft industry and was a columnist for industry trade magazines. She was active in the Society of Craft Designers and served on the board of directors of the Hobby Industry of America. She operated Caldwell’s for 30 years until health forced her to retire in 1993. After she retired and for as long as she lived, she was always very happy when people told her how much they had enjoyed her shop. In addition to her business, Charleen was an active member of DAR - Arkansas Valley Chapter and PEO - Chapter FW. She also was a member of the Pueblo Historical Society and Eastern Star. At her request, there will be no service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorials may be made to the Pueblo Historical Society.

Caldwell, Charles Richard
Charles Richard Caldwell - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 2014 - Charles Richard Caldwell, 75, born Sept. 13, 1938, a disabled Navy veteran gone to be with our Lord on Sept. 7, 2014. Charles Richard Caldwell Father of four children, Daniel Todd Caldwell (deceased), Charles R. (Theresa) Caldwell II, Colleen Kay Caldwell and Doris J. Baughman. Also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved his dog, Taco, the Rockies and the Broncos. Much loved and will be greatly missed. No formal service, per Mr. Caldwell’s request.

Caldwell, Cleveland (Infant of)
Infant of Cleveland Caldwell – Walsenburg World – December 28, 1906 – Died at Pictou, Colorado, Monday, December 24, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Caldwell. The funeral services were conducted Christmas afternoon by Rev. Wood.

Caldwell, Henry B. III
Henry B. Caldwell III - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 2017 - Henry B. Caldwell III, age 62, died May 23, 2017, in Pueblo, Colo. Henry (known as Ferdy to his family) is survived by his daughter, Charleen (Charlee); his father, Henry B. Caldwell Jr.; and his sister, Liesa Houdashelt (Edward) and her family. He was preceded in death by his mother, Charleen. Henry was born on Dec. 14, 1954, in Pueblo, to Henry B. Caldwell Jr. and Charleen Kunc Caldwell. He attended Goodnight Elementary, Pitts Junior High and graduated from South High School in 1973. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1973-1977. He graduated from the University of Southern Colorado with a degree in mass communications in 1980. Henry held a variety of jobs and owned several small businesses related to his degree and he worked in the family business, Caldwell's Fabrics and Crafts. However, Henry loved dogs and his favorite business was the last one he owned, The Four Paw Spa. The high point of Henry's life was becoming a father at age 50. He loved his daughter, Charlee, more than anything else in the world. She was his pride and joy and the center of his universe. His sole purpose in life was to be a good father. Henry will be missed by his family and by his many friends. A Service of Remembrance will be held for both Henry and his mother, Charleen, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Memorials for Henry may be made to Paws for Life.

Caldwell, Merriam
Merriam Caldwell – Walsenburg World – January 30, 1913 – Mrs. M. Caldwell Dead – Mrs. Merriam Caldwell, aged 79 years and for many years a resident of Clay Township, died Friday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. H. Alexander in Leon, after a serious illness of several weeks. Six weeks ago yesterday Mrs. Caldwell fell and sustained severe injuries from which she never recovered. She had enjoyed excellent health despite her advanced age. The many Wayne County friends will learn with regret of this good woman’s death. Merriam Downs, daughter of William and Mary Downs, was born in Stark County, Ohio, December 12, 1833. On July 4, 1851 she was united in marriage to James Caldwell at Lima, Ohio. Four years later Mr. and Mrs. Caldwell moved to Wayne County to make their home. A son, James Caldwell, lives on the farm, a half-mile north of Lewisburg, where his parents settled in an early day. On January 19, 1887, Mr. Caldwell died, and just 26 years later to a day his wife was laid to rest. Mrs. Caldwell was raised a Quaker and remained a member of that church until she moved to Iowa in 1855. She then joined the Humeston Christian Church of which Mr. Caldwell was a member, and her membership has remained in that church ever since. During all her suffering she exemplified all the virtues of a follower of Christ. Seven children survive her: G. C. Caldwell, Denver, Colorado, Mrs. Lillian Vanderbeck, Akron, Iowa, W. W. Caldwell, Belle Plaine, Kansas, Mrs. Barbara Alexander, Leon, Dr. Eva McGuire, James Caldwell, Humiston, Mrs. Cora Guinn, Three Hills, Canada. A daughter, Belle, died in March 1887, only two months after her father’s death, and a son, Joseph, died April 4, 1876. For several years Mrs. Caldwell made her home with her children. She was a good, kind, lovable woman and held in high esteem by all who knew her. In her younger days she was quite prominent in the community and county. Her death has saddened the hearts of a host of friends. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at Lewisburg schoolhouse, conducted by Rev. Guy J. Fansher, pastor of the M. E. Church of Leon. Many friends paid the last honors to the good woman who was among the venerated pioneers of Wayne County. Burial was made in the Lewisburg Cemetery in the lot with her husband and deceased children. The pallbearers were: J. F. McGuire, L. N. Caldwell, R. E. Guinn, C. R. Poland, H. F. and C. W. Wishmeyer. Mrs. Caldwell was the mother of Mrs. Eva McGuire, formerly of this place, and was well known to Walsenburg people.

Caldwell, Roynel David
Roynel David Caldwell - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2015 - Roynel David Caldwell, 24, affectionately known as “Dirt,” departed this life unexpectedly on June 7, 2015. Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 2015 - Roynel David Caldwell. Funeral Mass, noon today, Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church. Family will receive friends at the Olde Towne Carriage House following the service.

Caldwell, Thelma
Thelma Caldwell - Boies-Ortega Funeral Home - July 24, 2015 - Thelma Caldwell, September 15, 1924 - July 22, 2015 - Arrangements by Boies-Ortega Funeral Home.

Calhoon, Danny
Danny L. Calhoon - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 2016 - Danny L. Calhoon passed away, Oct. 18, 2016. Survived by his wife of 30 years, Kathy; two sons, one daughter; three sisters; one brother; numerous grandchildren, extended family and friends. Celebration of Life, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Mineral Palace Park.

Calhoon, Dorothy
Dorothy Jean Calhoon - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 2017 - Dorothy Jean Calhoon passed away peacefully on Oct. 6, 2017. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, in the T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel. T. G. McCarthy - October 10, 2017 - Dorothy (Remster) Calhoon, 89, passed away on October 6th, 2017. Preceded in death was her husband, Clarence "Cal" Calhoon of 64 years. She is survived by three children, LaVerne Calhoon, Carolyn (Bill) Ulery and Chester Calhoon; two grandsons, Jeremy Ulery and Jimmy (Amanda) Ulery; five great-grandchildren, Savanna, Hunter, William, James and Ryan. She is also survived by many nieces and nephew, with one very special nephew. Dorothy is also preceded in death by six brothers and one sister, William, Robert, Frances, Henry, Wayne, James (Jimmy), and Richard (Dickie). Dorothy was born in Villard, Minnesota, on May 31st, 1928. She spent the majority of her childhood in Mooresville, Indiana; and she graduated from Decatur High School in Decatur, Indiana in 1946. While growing up in Mooresville, Dorothy enjoyed music, as she played the accordion. Dorothy helped her mom raise her four younger siblings. Dorothy met and married Clarence on September 12, 1953, in Indiana. They moved to Colorado, and lived in Fort Collins and Derby. She loved camping and fishing in the Colorado Mountains. When LaVerne and Carolyn were around two and three, they moved to Wondervu, Colorado, where they ran a small country store. When they first moved to Wondervu, the house had no running water or inside plumbing. They would have to haul water from the community well. Dorothy would use a wood burning stove to heat water for bathing and washing clothes. Dorothy used an old ringer style washing machine. They closed the store and remodeled the house to include running water and indoor plumbing. Dorothy would say that these mountains were the most beautiful in the state of Colorado. Due to Clarence's work in the construction field, he moved the family to Pueblo, Colorado, in 1972. Dorothy and Clarence were determined to keep their children occupied, so they purchased a home with three acres; and purchased horses, pigs and cows for the kids and for her, chickens. While Clarence was working, Dorothy would go to the feed store and purchase 50 pound bags of feed for the animals, load the sacks of feed into her station wagon, take them home and then unload them by herself. She participated in all the activities that the children were active in, like 4-H, Saddle Clubs, High School Rodeo, coaching basketball, and any other activities they were involved in. Carolyn and Bill blessed her with her two grandkids. She was their greatest fan. She went to every game and cheered as loud as she could. After Clarence passed away, Dorothy went to work at Walmart as a greeter. The great-grandkids had several grandmas; so they would call Dorothy "Grandma Walmart" so they would know which grandma they were talking about. Dorothy started working when she was 69 at Walmart, which she truly loved. She enjoyed talking and visiting with all the customers and her coworkers. She was very sad when she was forced to retire. Dorothy loved to watch sports of all kinds, baseball, basketball, and especially the Broncos. Over the years she sewed clothes for Clarence and both girls. She also enjoyed counted cross stitch, word search puzzles, and regular puzzles. Chester and Dorothy would enjoy just getting into the car and taking drives. As the years went on, she had lost a lot of her hearing; and her eyesight was very poor, but her mind was still intact. A Memorial Service will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Califano, Paul D.
Paul D. Califano - Pueblo Chieftain - March 9, 2017 - Paul D. Califano, 92, passed away March 7, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Joy; four daughters, Barbara, Loretta, Diana and Cynthia; brother, Carl Califano; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives who will miss him. A viewing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today, March 9, followed by a rosary at 7 p.m. at Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 10, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

Califano, Twylia Faye
Twylia Faye Califano - Pueblo Chieftain - November 3, 2017 - Twylia Faye Califano, 84, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord and her son, Doug, on Oct. 31, 2017. She was born on Aug. 27, 1933, in Perryton, Texas. Twylia is survived by her husband of 65 years, Carl, the love of her life. She also is survived by her sons, Carl (Paula), Jerry (Cheryl); and her daughter, Katherine; grandchildren, John, Carla and Linh, Alexis and Dominic, Jordan and Matthew, Marissa, Kyle and Kayleigh; great-grandchildren, Gage, Allie, Ryker, Sarah, Taylor, Jackson, Nate, Gabriel, Gavin, Sofia, Jackson, Mya and Grayson, Kimberely, Katherine and Peter; as well as numerous members of the Califano, Allen, Gurovich, Rivas and Gallegos families. Twylia was ferociously protective and unabashedly proud of her children and family. She enjoyed bowling, garden club and bragging about her family. Twylia made many friends during her lifetime, including her work colleagues and the staff and residents of Brookdale Senior Living. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, St. Mary Church, 307 E. Mesa. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association.

Caligaris, Nadine R.
Nadine R. Caligaris - Chronicle News - October 26, 2005 - Nadine R. Caligaris, former Trinidad resident, passed away in Santa Rosa, California on October 21, 2005. She was 70. She was born in Aguilar, Colorado on October 29, 1934 to Rose (Valentine) and Domenic Caligaris, who both preceded her in death. Nadine attended Trinidad schools, graduating in 1952. She then attended Colorado University earning a degree in Education. She taught schools in Denver and Maryland before going to Germany where she taught Armed Forces children. She returned and taught in the San Francisco Bay area for several years. Nadine was then employed by the Alameda County Coroners Office until her retirement in 1994. She enjoyed traveling and did extensive travel in Europe and the United States. She was an avid reader. Survivors are brother John M. Caligaris, Pueblo; nephews, John A. (LuAnn) Caligaris, Pueblo, Steve Caligaris, Pueblo; great-nieces Kristen and Grace; and close friend Carmen McReynolds, Santa Rosa, Calif.; and numerous other relatives. Visitation will be Friday, October 28 from 8:00AM-9:45AM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services are Friday, October 28, 2005 with Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary at 9:15AM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel, followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:00AM at Holy Trinity Church with Fr. Gene Renard as celebrant. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Dan Valentine, John A. Caligaris, Steve Caligaris, Fred Caligaris, Ron Nielson, and Larry Dwyer. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Calkins, Ellanora Otoma
Ellanora Calkins - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2015 - Ellanora Calkins, 88, passed away Aug. 22, 2015. Ellanora Calkins Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, Roselawn Chapel.

Calkins, Michael Anthony
Michael Anthony Calkins - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2016 - Michael Anthony Calkins, 42, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 7, 2016. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Calkins; and brother, Manuel Calkins. Michael is survived by his wife of 18 years, Rachael; children, Cameron and Carissa; father, Robert Calkins; siblings, Benjamin Calkins, Roberta (Jaime) Calkins-Mendoza and Daniel (Lynn) Calkins; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Celebration of Life, 10 a.m. Friday, Parkhill Baptist Church.

Callaghan, Terrence James
Terrence James Callaghan - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 2016 - Terrence James Callaghan, 67, regretfully passed away on May 21, 2016. He is survived by wife, Claudia; daughter, Suzanne; two sons, Terrence (Kim) and Daniel (Sonia Pino); grandchildren, Chris (Albany) and Emily; two great-grandchildren, Leeam and Serenity. He also leaves behind four sisters, Roberta (Ken), Maureen, Patricia and Peggy; as well as four brothers, Ricky (Carol), Michael (Linda), Danny (Bernadette) and Tommy (Cathy). He was a member of the VFW Post 61, Knights of Columbus 557 and the Eagles. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at St. Mary Catholic Church.

Callahan, Kenneth R.
Kenneth R. Callahan - Pueblo Chieftain - September 5, 2014 - Kenneth R. Callahan, 86, born Oct. 12, 1927, to Russell and Willow Callahan; passed away Sept. 2, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ilene Callahan; children, Keith Callahan, Maureen (David) Olsen, Michelle (Paul) Sisson; grandchildren, Levi (Summer) Olsen, Nicholas Olsen, Luke Sisson and Neil Sisson. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Vanessa Lynn Callahan; parents; and his four brothers. A private family service will be held. Relatives and friends will be received from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at 347 W. Burke Court, Pueblo West.

Callicutt, Justin Edward
Justin Edward Callicutt - The Gazette - October 3, 2013 - On September 29, 2013, Justin Edward Callicutt, 20, was suddenly taken from us in a tragic accident. He is survived by his father Aaron Callicutt, brothers Jacob and Jerod Callicutt, and was preceded in death by his mother Marie Martinez-Callicutt. His short life was filled with ambitions and ideas that bubbled outward and touched everyone. He was attending Trinidad State College full-time and worked at McDonalds to make those dreams happen. Open, honest, generous and full of life, he left an impression on everyone he met. His father's and brother's love is immeasurable, as was his love for them, and he is now with his mother to be eternally loved and missed. The world will be an emptier place without him. A Memorial Service will be Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 at 1:00PM., at the Sacred Heart Church, Alamosa, Colorado.

Calloway, C. A.
C. A. Calloway – Walsenburg World – February 4, 1909 – C. A. Calloway, brother of Mrs. C. H. Price, died at Pueblo on the 24th and was buried on the 26th. Mr. Calloway will be remembered as having spent a part of one summer at the Price Ranch on Indian Creek.

Calloway, Emma Jane
Emma Jane "Janie" Calloway - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 2015 - Emma Jane “Janie” Calloway was born on Oct. 24, 1930, in Pueblo, Colo., and went home to heaven on Jan. 2, 2015. For 84 years, she lived, laughed and loved. She was an awesome mom and devoted wife. She leaves behind a loving husband, Jack Calloway — they were married for 58 years; two daughters, Bev Crabtree and Patty Calloway; two sons, David and Ernie Calloway; 15 grandkids and one great-grandchild. She was met in heaven by her four sisters and one brother and her youngest daughter, Bonnie. She always had a strong faith and lots of love to share with her family and friends. She enjoyed traveling this world with Jack, playing pinochle, square dancing and spending time with her kids and grandkids. Lots of people loved her and this ole world is short one angel ... but heaven is happy she is back home. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity (money or time). Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. on Feb. 7, 2015, at Community of Christ Church, 66 Blackburn Lane, Pueblo, CO

Calvert, Danielle
Danielle Calvert - Pueblo Chieftain - October 4, 2017 - Pueblo woman's death now considered a homicide; victim ID'd - The death of a woman in a residence near the Colorado State Fairgrounds that sparked an investigation Tuesday afternoon has been ruled a homicide by the Pueblo Police Department. Police identified the victim Wednesday as Danielle Calvert, 28. Around 1:55 p.m., officers were dispatched to a home on the 1300 block of Van Buren Street on a report of a dead body and, upon officers' arrival, they confirmed that a deceased woman was found inside the home. Sgt. Dustin Dodge of the police department said only Calvert's body was in the house and that nobody else was present when law enforcement arrived. Detectives with the department's crimes against persons section responded and an investigation ensued. Police worked into Tuesday night, securing a search warrant for the home and executing it. Their investigation led them to ruling Calvert's death a homicide. Neither police nor the Pueblo County Coroner's Office has released information about what caused Calvert's death. Police said detectives have conducted several interviews and are continuing their investigation. No arrests have been made at this time. This homicide is the fifth this year in Pueblo. Anyone who has any information regarding this incident is asked to submit a tip. To remain anonymous, contact Pueblo Crime Stoppers at 542-7867, or pueblocrimestoppers.com. Pueblo Chieftain - October 8, 2017 - Police name homicide suspect in woman's shooting death - Ramona Benevidez, 26, is wanted by the Pueblo Police Department in connection with a homicide. If you see her, do not approach! Pueblo County Coroner Brian Cotter on Friday said that the woman found dead in a residence near the Colorado State Fairgrounds earlier this week died as the result of a single gunshot wound. No arrests have been made at this time, but police have issued a first-degree murder warrant for Ramona Benevidez, 26, and they are seeking the public’s help in locating her. On Tuesday around 1:55 p.m., officers were dispatched to a home on the 1300 block of Van Buren Street on a report of a dead body and, upon officers’ arrival, they confirmed that a deceased woman, later identified as Danielle Calvert, 28, was inside the home. Nobody else was at the residence when officers arrived, according to police. Detectives with the department’s crimes against persons unit responded to the house and an investigation ensued. A search warrant for the home was obtained and executed Tuesday night. Police said detectives have conducted several interviews as part of the investigation. Benevidez is described as a Hispanic female 5’5”, 165 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She is known to drive a gold Mercedes SUV that has a broken rear window covered with tape and a license plate number of JOH-153. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Benevidez is asked to call Capt. Eric Bravo at 719-320-6049, Sgt. Dustin Dodge at 719-240-1523 or Det. Santino Oliva at 719-320-6069. To remain anonymous, contact Pueblo Crime Stoppers at 542-7867, or pueblocrimestoppers.com. If you see Benevidez, do not approach her, police advise: call 911. The homicide was the fifth this year in Pueblo. Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 2017 - Danielle "De" Calvert, age 28, earned her wings on Oct. 2, 2017. She was born Sept. 14, 1989, in Denver, Colo. She was preceded in death by her brother, Jacob. Danielle is survived by her son, Mercer of Marietta, Ga.; parents, Kenneth and Connie of Pueblo West, Colo.; siblings, Dustin of Colorado Springs, Colo., Zachary of Pueblo West, Colo., Brandi of Belleview, Wash., Colleen of Dayton, Ohio, Tiffany of Denver, Colo., Katy of Pueblo, Colo., Amber of Colorado Springs, Colo., Mercedes of Pueblo, Colo., and Bambi of Ohio. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Danielle loved life to the fullest. She sought love and through that found death. She will be greatly missed. We love you, De! Celebration of Life Service, 10 a.m. Saturday, at Pueblo West Funeral Home Chapel, 381 S. Joe Martinez Blvd., Pueblo West, Colo.

Camara, Gil R.
Gil R. Camara, USN Ret. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2016 - Gil R. Camara, USN Ret. (90), went to be with the Lord on Nov. 11, 2016. He is survived by his daughter, Rhonda (Jody) Mitchell; grandsons, Joel Pomeleo and Garrett (Angelaca) Graston; and granddaughters, Grace Pomeleo and Taylor Rae Graston. Also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Gladys Camara; son, Malcolm Camara; daughter, Dianne Pomeleo; and sister, Natalie Veges. Gil was born in Azores, Portugal, on Dec. 26, 1925, and came to the United States in 1931. He settled in Fall River, Mass., before coming to Pueblo in 1952. Gil honorably served in the U.S. Navy for 27 years and tours of duty included World War II, Korean War, and three tours in Vietnam before retiring. After retiring, he attended CSU Pueblo. Special thanks to the staff at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice who showed so much compassion during this difficult time. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Gil’s memory to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home. Scriptural funeral and full military services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Roselawn Funeral Home, 1706 Roselawn Road, Pueblo. Interment to follow after services.

Camarillo, Ralph Jr.
Ralph Camarillo Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2015 - Ralph Camarillo Jr., 81, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 16, 2015. He was preceded by parents, Rafael Sr. and Margarita Camarillo; four sisters and three brothers. Ralph is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Ernestine Camarillo; daughters, Yvette (Mike) Gonzales, Monica (Craig) Spradlin and Kim (Mike) Shifflett; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; siblings, Dora (Manuel) Zamora, Genevieve Camarillo, Hope Marine, Maryann Camarillo and Gloria McGrath; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, godchildren, extended family and friends. Rosary, 6 p.m. Friday; Mass of the Resurrection, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, both services at St. Anne Parish. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Cambruzzi, Tony J.
Tony J. Cambruzzi - Chronicle News - September 2, 2003 - Tony J. Cambruzzi, age 76, died on August 28, 2003 as a result of an accident at Trinidad Lake. Tony was born on August 17, 1927 to Antonio and Josephine Cambruzzi in Sopris, Colorado. Tony graduated from Sopris High School and received his Associate of Arts degree in Engineering from Trinidad State Junior College. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He also served in the Merchant Marines. He worked for C & S Railroad from 1950-1953. He then worked at the C.F.&I. Allen Mine from 1953 to 1983. During his thirty-three-year career with C.F.&I. Corporation, he held various positions. After his retirement with C.F.&I., he worked as a Colorado State Mine Inspector for twelve years. He was married on June 29, 1957 to Judy Bujacich at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Judy of the family home, children JoAnn (John) Paul of Lakewood, CO, Toni Marie (Jim) Standley of Lakewood, CO, Donna (Randy) Kouba of Colorado Springs, CO, John (JoAnne) Cambruzzi of Lakewood, CO, Nancy (Robert) Meisner of Oak-dale, MN, Robert Cambruzzi of Little-ton, CO, and Julie Cambruzzi of Lake-wood, CO; brother Charles (Virginia) Cambruzzi of Trinidad, CO; sister Jennie Ann (Louis) Fantin of Richmond, CA; sisters-in-law Patty (Sam) Incitti, Louise Ridolfi and Betty Garlutzo, all of Trinidad; grandchildren Jim Dosen, James, Tyler, Matthew, Megan Standley, and Grace Cambruzzi, and numerous nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, September 2, 2003 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Trinidad Catholic Schools - Century Club, 201 Church Street, Trinidad, CO 81082. The family may be contacted at 808 San Juan Street, Trinidad, CO 81082. The family of Tony Cambruzzi has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Cameron, Carl
Carl Cameron - Pueblo Chieftain - August 8, 2017 - Carl Cameron, 78, born Sept. 30, 1938, passed away Aug. 5, 2017. Survived by his wife of 42 years, June; special grandson, Daniel; four daughters; one son; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Carl retired from the Colorado State Patrol. He will be truly missed by all who knew him. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Cameron, Donna R.
Donna R. Cameron - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2017 - Donna R. Cameron, 79, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017. Arrangements are pending through Imperial Funeral Home.

Cameron, John H.
John H. Cameron – Walsenburg World – May 1, 1913 – John H. Cameron, 65, first General Superintendent of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, died at Pueblo.

Cameron, William Lee Grant
William Lee Grant Cameron - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2015 - William Lee Grant Cameron, 82, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Arrangements pending through Imperial Funeral Home.

Cammarata, Mamie May
Mamie May Cammarata - Chronicle News - July 29, 2004 - Mamie May Cammarata, age 96 of Denver, Colorado died July 27, 2004. She is the sister-in-law of Sanford Y. Albert; also survived by Anna Marie (Syl) Shumbat. Funeral Mass will be held Friday, July 30, 2004 at 10:00AM in Denver. Interment at 2:30PM in Trinidad Catholic Cemetery, Trinidad, Colorado. Memorial contributions to American Heart Association of Colorado or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements made by Horan and McConaty, Denver.

Camp, Katherine Lee
Katherine Lee "Katie" Camp - Chronicle News - February 17, 2011 - Katherine Lee "Katie" Camp, age 75, passed away unexpectedly on February 13, 2011 at Mt. San Rafael Hospital. She was born in Trinidad, Colorado on March 30, 1935 to Clara (DeCaro) and Devere Cass. She worked all of her life as a cook in numerous restraints in the Trinidad area and for a time owned and operated "Katie's Kozy Korner". Katie loved to cook, ride horses and care for her animals. Her grandchildren and family were most important to her. Preceding her in death are parents, Clara and Devere Cass and former husband William Camp. Survivors are her children, Mark (Cynthia) Camp, Midland, TX., April Camp (Mike Lilleston) Trinidad, CO. siblings, Loren (Esther) Cass, Trinidad, Lorraine Morris, Trinidad, Robert Cass, New Ulm, TX., grandchildren, C.J. (Ashly), Mark Jr. (Elissa) Cody, Tyler, great grandson, Caden all of Trinidad, and one nephew William (Billy) Zorn and many dear friends. Visitation will be Monday from 3 PM-6 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be recited Monday, February 21, 2011 at 7 PM at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 10 AM at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are her grandsons. Active pallbearers are Billy Zorn, Alonso Mendoza, Rafael Perez, Lonnie Sanchez, Gerald Martinez, Rogelio Limon. Family may be contacted at 220 Dale. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Camp, Ruth Eileen
Ruth Eileen Camp - The Gazette - December 23, 2009 - Ruth Eileen Finney Camp passed away at a local hospital Saturday night, December 19. She was born in Colorado Springs on April 19, 1922 to Carl and Ruth Finney. She enjoyed growing up with her sister, Margaret, and brother, Buddy, on an apple orchard in Penrose, Colorado. After graduating from high school, she moved to Colorado Springs, where she attended beauty college and met her future husband - Pete Camp. After their marriage, they lived in Trinidad and Pueblo before moving to Simla, where they lived for nine years. They returned to Colorado Springs in 1956 - and remained here. Ruth and Pete were members of the Jimmy Camp Sportsman Club, and she was a member of the Merry Matrons' Home Demonstration Club. Pete preceded her in death in 1984. She is survived by their three daughters and their spouses - Marlo and Dennis Bates, Sharon and Chuck Reser, and Peggy and Randy Short. She had seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and seven great-great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 26, 2009 at East United Methodist Church, 1505 E. Monument St., Colorado Springs, Colorado. Interment will be at Calhan Cemetery in Calhan, Colorado.

Camp, William P.
William P. ‘Bill’ Camp - Chronicle News - May 19, 2010 - William P. ‘Bill’ Camp, age 80 passed away at home on May 15, 2010. He was born in Romeo, Colorado to Maude (Miller) and Robert Camp on August 7, 1929. He was the youngest of six and after the death of his parents he was raised by sister, Edna. He drove a truck most of his adult life, having worked for many years for Santa Fe Truck, Navajo, Bennett Transportation and later was self-employed. He also was employed for several years, helping with the construction of the Trinidad Dam. Bill loved caring for his cat, “Missy” and dog, “Tiki.” Preceding him in death are parents, Maude and Robert Camp; infant son, David Lee Camp; brothers, Edworth, and Richard; sisters, Edna, Isabelle and Nancy. Survivors are Katie Cass Camp; children, Billie Sue (Jerry) Jackson, Los Lunas, N.M.; Kenneth (Lisa) Camp, Raton, N.M.; Mark (Cynthia) Camp, Trinidad; April Lee Camp (Mike Lilleston) Trinidad; grandchildren, Jay, Jeremy, Kasey (Wayne), Joel, Corey, Mark, Jr., Cody, Tyler; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Connor, Avalon, Lily, Logen, Caden, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends including Richard Lopez, Maria Alvarado, Lola and Joe Aragon, Ann Pacino, Kelly Rudy. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at Holy Trinity Church. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Family may be contacted at 220 Dale Street. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Campa, Victoria Lynn
Victoria Lynn Campa - Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 2017 - Victoria Lynn Campa, 54, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 1, 2017. Celebration of Life, 2 p.m. Thursday, New Destiny Worship Center, 1702 Bonforte Blvd.

Campagnola, Mary Lou
Mary Lou Campagnola - Boies-Ortega Funeral Home - December 1, 2016 - Mary Lou passed away on Nov. 29th surrounded by family. She is survived by mother, Ethel Campagnola; siblings, Marlene (James) Bechaver, Martin J. Campagnola and Marie (Douglas) McNichol; nephews, Justin Bechaver, Matthew Bechaver, Sergio Campagnola and Ty Campagnola; great nephew, Blake Bechaver; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her father, Martin Campagnola and grandparents, Joseph and Agnes Zubal, and Martin and Constance Campagnola. Mary Lou was born on October 19, 1952 in Pueblo to Martin and Ethel Campagnola. When she was about 12 hours old, she had to have major surgery because her esophagus wasn't connected to her stomach. She was in the hospital for additional two weeks before she was able to come home. On her first birthday, she swallowed a button and had to have it removed with a scope. After the button was removed, her esophagus was fully dilated. She was baptized at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Walsenburg and went on to attend St. Mary's Catholic School from kindergarten to graduation. During her school years she made her 1st Holy Communion and her Confirmation at St. Mary's Parish. While growing up she helped out on the Zubal Family Ranch by picking and washing eggs, turning butter, plucking chickens and anything else her Grandma Agnes could come up with. She always loved children, so she baby sat for several families and volunteered as a Teen Aid at Walsenburg Hospital. After graduation, she enrolled at Blair Business College in Colorado Springs. While in college staying with family friends Annie and Roque, she started to have migraine headaches. Annie took her to a doctor who determined she had a growth in her head causing the headaches. It was later determined to be a cancerous brain tumor. On July 16, 1970, at age 17, she had brain surgery. After the surgery she had 36 cobalt treatments to kill the cancer, resulting in the loss of all of her hair. She would then wear a wig for the rest of her life. In January 1971, she returned to college and completed the program in 18 months. After college Mary Lou worked jobs around Walsenburg, then was married for five years and divorced. After her divorce, she moved to Cheyenne, WY where she worked for AT&T for 18 years in various roles from Operator to business office manager. In 1998, she moved to Aurora, CO and did mortgage closings for few years. During her time in Aurora, she had several unexplained falls, bruises, and accidents, later discovered to be the result of seizure activity. In 2008, she had a seizure in her doctor's office, hit her head and had her first known bleed on the brain. After this fall she was declared disabled and moved back to Walsenburg for a slower pace of life. Mary Lou always loved to volunteer and help others. Over the last few years, she taught religion classes to the kids at St. Mary's Parish, worked as Pink Lady at the Spanish Peaks Medical Center, was a member of the Eagles, and helped her mother, Ethel, run the gambling bus to Cripple Creek once a month. The last doctor who treated her call her a medical miracle. A miracle is defined as a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and its therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency. The doctor said, even with modern medicine, they would never have expected someone with as much brain trauma and radiation as Mary Lou had endured at age 17 to live for an additional 47 years and to have accomplished as much as she had. We were very lucky to have her in our lives for so long. Viewing was Monday, December 5, 2016 from 2-5 pm at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home in Walsenburg. Rosary and Mass were at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Walsenburg. Burial followed at the Zubal Family Cemetery on Ideal Road. Reception followed at the Eagles Hall in Walsenburg. In lieu of flowers or food, the family requests donations be made to St. Mary's Senior Outreach, Attention: Sister Carol Tlach, P.O. Box 86, Walsenburg, CO 81089. Pueblo Chieftain - December 6, 2016 - Mary Lou Campagnola, Oct. 19, 1952 - Nov. 29, 2016. Mary Lou passed away on Nov. 29 surrounded by family. She is survived by mother, Ethel Campagnola; siblings, Marlene (James) Bechaver, Martin J. Campagnola and Marie (Douglas) McNichol; nephews, Justin Bechaver, Matthew Bechaver, Sergio Campagnola and Ty Campagnola; great-nephew, Blake Bechaver; and other relatives. Preceded in death by her father, Martin Campagnola; grandparents, Joseph and Agnes Zubal along with Martin and Constance Campagnola. Services will be held in Walsenburg, Colo. Rosary and Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. today, Dec. 6, 2016, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church located at 121 E. Seventh St., Walsenburg, CO 81089. Burial will follow at the Zubal Family Cemetery. Reception to follow at the Eagles Hall located at 614 Main St., Walsenburg, CO 81089. In lieu of flowers or food, the family requests donations be made to St. Mary’s Senior Outreach, attention: Sister Carol Tlach, P.O. Box 86, Walsenburg, CO 81089.

Campanella, Peggy
Peggy Campanella - Pueblo Chieftain - July 6, 2016 - Peggy Campanella passed away peacefully at her home in Raton, N.M., on June 24, 2016, at the age of 92. She was born on July 27, 1923, in Seattle, Wash. Peggy moved to New Mexico in 1946 to marry Joe Campanella. They were married for 66 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe, who passed away in 2014. Joe and Peggy lived in Cimarron for 42 years during which time they owned and operated the Ranch Bar. They moved to Raton in 1992, where she was active in the hospital auxiliary and presided as president for several years. Peggy also was preceded in death by her daughter, Margie Vetter, who passed away in 2014. Peggy is survived by a daughter, Betty Marable; and a son, Charlie Campanella; along with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial gathering celebrating her life will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 16, 2016, at the Sweet Shop on S. 2nd St. in Raton.

Campbell, Alex
Alex Campbell – Walsenburg World – September 19, 1912 – Alex Campbell, one of the old timers in Huerfano County, died in San Luis Obispo, California, last week and his remains were interred at Walsenburg, his old home on Tuesday. Walsenburg World – September 19, 1912 – In Memoriam – Died at his home in San Luis Obispo, California, Wednesday, September 11, 1912, A. R. Campbell at the age of 75 years, 8 months and 27 days. The remains were accompanied to this city by Mrs. Campbell and were reverently laid to rest in the family burying ground in the Masonic Cemetery. The funeral services conducted by Rev. J. A. McKee, were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Unfug at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Campbell was born December 14, 1836, at St. Thomas, Canada. He came to Walsenburg in 1873, where he was married on May 7, 1879, to Miss Clara Wilkin, and here he made his home for 30 years until he and his family left for California on account of Mr. Campbell’s poor health. A widow and three children and his sister, Mrs. Arnold, are left to mourn his death, besides a number of more distant relatives and friends. His children living are Mrs. Mary E. Lynch, Stephen Alexander Campbell, age 25 years, and Miss Margaret Campbell, age 19, of San Luis Obispo, California. His daughter Bella died here in 1887 and is buried in the family burial spot in Walsenburg. Mr. Campbell was one of the pioneers of Walsenburg acting as postmaster for a number of years when our little city could well be termed a village. He afterwards went into the furniture and undertaking business which he carried on until 1903 when he went to the coast. Much can be said of the deceased. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church exemplifying his belief by a pure and honorable life. He was a man of generous impulses and never forgot the hospitable ways of the pioneer. He had filled the various relations of life as husband, father, brother, friend and filled them well. Who can do more? But he is gone! Another name is stricken from the ever lessening role of our old settlers and a solitary woman in the sunset of life, and a lonely home are left to attest how sadly they will miss him. It must be so; these tender human associations cannot be severed without a pang. Yet in such a death there is really no cause for grief. His life work was done. He had passed the many milestones and wearied with life’s duties and cares, weary of suffering and waiting, he laid down to rest. He was a man who united sound sense of strong convictions, and a candid outspoken temper, eminently fitted to mold the rude elements of pioneer society into form and consistency and aid in raising a high standard of citizenship. How much a community owes such a man as he, it would be impossible to estimate. It would be a grateful task to trace his influence through some of the more direct channels in his various characters of husband and father, neighbor and friend, but it comes not within the scope of this brief article to do so. Suffice it to say that he lived well and died peacefully at the advanced age of 75 years. The stern Reaper found him “as a shock of corn, fully ripe for the harvest.” Not for him be our tears! Rather let us crown his grave with garlands; few of us will live as long or as well, and fewer yet will the Angel of Death greet was such a loving touch.

Campbell, Alex (Mrs.)
Mrs. Alex Campbell – Walsenburg World – May 30, 1918 – Died in San Luis Obispo, California, on Tuesday, May 28, 1918, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lynch, Mrs. Alex Campbell. Mrs. Campbell lived for many years in Walsenburg and was a sister-in-law of Mrs. Arnold, mother of Mrs. Adolph Unfug.

Campbell, Charles Geddes Jr.
Charles Geddes "Chuck" Campbell Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 7, 2017 - Charles Geddes “Chuck” Campbell Jr., born to Juanita S. Campbell and Charles Geddes Campbell Sr., was with us from April 26, 1942, until Jan. 2, 2017. Survived by his son, Jason Bryan Campbell (Jason’s wife, Mrs. Karen Ann Campbell) of Colorado Springs, Colo.; granddaughter, Victoria Anne Steen of Farmington, N.M.; grandson, Lorien Lazai Hof; and granddaughter, Delenn Dianne Campbell of Colorado Springs, Colo. He also is survived by his daughter, Kriss Kettell; and granddaughter, Kayla Brooke Kettell of Pinellas Park, Fla. Chuck was employed with The Pueblo Chieftain for over 50 years, recently retiring as editor of the editorial page. His work with the community of Pueblo, which he loved so much, spanned five decades. Chuck will be greatly missed. He said that the happiest day of his life was flying with the “Blue Angels.” May he fly with God’s angels now! There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel.

Campbell, David M.
David M. Campbell – Walsenburg World – December 18, 1919 – David M. Campbell, Atty. Gen. of Colorado in 1898, and State Sen. from Pueblo for four years, died suddenly at his home in Pueblo. He was 61 years old.

Campbell, Dorothy L.
Dorothy L. Campbell - Pueblo Chieftain - November 5, 2017 - Dorothy L. Campbell, 87, former owner of Camp-bells Flowers, passed away peacefully Oct. 29, 2017. At her request, no formal services. Cremation has taken place, Angelus Chapel Crematory.

Campbell, Jerry Lee Sr.
Jerry Lee Campbell Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 2017 - Jerry Lee Campbell Sr., June 25, 1931-June 26, 2017, beloved husband and friend of Barbara Louise; father of Jerry Jr. (Camilla), Trinidad, Michael James, Pueblo, Patricia Louise, Bremerton, Wash., Rev. Robert Mark, Pueblo; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, three brothers, three brothers-in-law, two sisters-in-law, numerous nieces and nephews. Life member Elks No. 90, Elmwood Golf Course, seven recorded hole-in-ones. Dad epitomized love, loyalty and goodness. Memorial services, 10 a.m. Thursday, June 29, St. Mary Church.

Campbell, John A.
John A. Campbell – Walsenburg World – November 25, 1915 – Burning, Sends a Message to Wife – Pueblo – Pinned underneath a heavy car, his body a torch fed by gasoline that dripped from the machine, John A. Campbell directed efforts to free himself, and before he died, dictated a message to his wife and child.

Campbell, John R.
John R. Campbell – Walsenburg World – January 9, 1908 – John R. Campbell, a well known and respected citizen of this county died at his home in Pictou, Friday afternoon, January 3, 1908, after an extended illness. He was 56 years, 2 months and 20 days old at the time of his death and leaves a large family to mourn his loss. The funeral was conducted from the family home Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, and interment in the Masonic Cemetery.

Campbell, Mary R.
Mary R. Campbell – Walsenburg World – November 28, 1918 – Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Campbell, mother of Alex Campbell. We learned that the cause of her death was pneumonia. [Editor’s note: First name of Mrs. Campbell was found at findagrave.com. She was the wife of William Campbell, buried at Masonic Cemetery, Walsenburg, Huerfano County, Colorado.]

Campbell, Stella
Stella Campbell - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2016 - Stella Campbell, age 88, crossed the threshold to her heavenly home on Jan. 16, 2016. Stella is survived by her two sons, Michael (Charlene) Luzynski of Blanchard, Idaho, and Paul (Helene) Luzynski of Lansing, Mich.; by her younger sister, Rose Johnson of Dearborn, Mich., 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 10 nieces and nephews. Her Farewell Stella’s family and friends will gather from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, with a rosary at 7:30 p.m., at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel. Her Community Farewell will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016; gathering followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 p.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 9565 Musch Road, Brighton, Mich., with Father John Rocus as celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Holy Spirit Catholic Church, St. Vincent dePaul Society of Holy Spirit or St. Catherine of Siena Academy of Wixom.

Campbell, William
William Campbell – Walsenburg World – September 19, 1907 – Died at Toltec, Colorado, Sunday night of heart failure caused by pneumonia, William Campbell, age 64 years and 8 months. Mr. Campbell was a native of Scotland and has been in this country only a short time, and but a little over one at Toltec, where he worked as a miner. His brother, John Campbell, and family preceded him to this country. The deceased leaves a wife and two children. We were not personally acquainted with Mr. Campbell, but through his friends learned that he was a devoted husband and a kind and indulgent father. The funeral services were held from the family home at Toltec at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, Rev. A. F. Heltman officiating. A newcomer to this community, Rev. Heltman was unable to pay glowing tributes to the memory of the deceased, but he did console the mourners assuring them that the deceased was not dead, only sleeping, resting after the labors of over half a century. “Behind the clouds,” he said, “always lurks the rainbow and when the storm is passed comes a beautiful refreshing. Darkness precedes the dawning and out of the blackness of night comes the sunshine and joy of the day.” The body was interred in the Masonic Cemetery at Walsenburg where it was followed by long line of mourning friends and relatives.

Campbell, William Harry
William Harry Campbell – Pueblo Chieftain – September 19, 1919 – Dr. Campbell, Coroner, Dies – Well Known Pueblo Physician is a Victim of Appendicitis – Dr. William Harry Campbell, coroner of Pueblo county, died at St. Mary’s hospital yesterday afternoon at 2:15 o’clock after an operation for appendicitis five days previous. Dr. Campbell was packing his suitcase and getting ready to go on a camping and fishing trip when he was seized with the attack of appendicitis and was hurried to the hospital. The operation was performed and Monday it was said that he was resting comfortably and no doubt would recover. Complications, however, set in and he died yesterday after several hours’ intense suffering. Dr. Campbell was one of the most prominent and successful physicians in Pueblo. He was 51 years of age, having been born at Peterson, W. Va., February 18, 1868. He was a member of the Pueblo B.P.O. Elks lodge, No. 90, and Camp No. 2 of the Woodmen of the World. Beside his widow, Dr. Campbell is survived by two daughters, Edna and Anne, one step-daughter, Edna Olliphant, all residing at the family home 1025 East Eighth street; a father, Louis P. Campbell, Peterson, W. Va.; two sisters, Mrs. William Atkins, Princetown, W. Va., and Mrs. H. E. Williams, of Alamosa, Colo.; four brothers, James T., of Forrest Hill, W. Va.; Oran B., of Princetown, W. Va.; Charles C. and Ira L., of Peterstown, W. Va. The body is at McCarthy’s and the funeral arrangements will be announced as soon as relatives from out of town arrive. Pueblo Chieftain – September 21, 1919 – Funeral of Dr. W. H. Campbell Tomorrow – Funeral of Dr. W. H. Campbell, Pueblo’s popular coroner, will be held from the McCarthy chapel tomorrow (Monday), at 2 o’clock, the services being conducted by the Reverend T. B. Tyre. The pall bearers are all members of the Pueblo County Medical association and are: Active, Dr. W. T. H. Baker, Dr. H. A. Black, Dr. Crum Epler, Dr. Fred Heller, Dr. H. B. Killough and Dr. Luke MacLean. Honorary, Dr. Hubert Work, Dr. D. E. Hogue, Dr. J. J. Pattee, Dr. John Schwer, Dr. W. S. Johnston, Dr. A. L. Fugard. Flower bearers are members of the B.P.O.E. No 90 as follows: Thomas Andrews, H. M. McCarthy, J. L. Lovern, M. P. Keating, A. L. Allen, F. J. Dupps. Elk’s services will be conducted at the grave. Interment in the family lot at Roselawn. The body of Dr. Campbell will lie in state at McCarthy’s chapel until 3 o’clock this afternoon. Pueblo Chieftain – September 23, 1919 – Campbell Funeral Largely Attended – One of the largest funerals in the city of Pueblo was that of Dr. W. H. Campbell, county coroner, held yesterday afternoon from the McCarthy chapel at 2 o’clock. The prominence of the late physician caused hundreds of friends to attend the burial services not only at the chapel but at the cemetery as well. Friends among the physicians of Pueblo were the active and honorary pall bearers. The Elks lodge, No. 90, of Pueblo, exemplified their funeral service at the grave. Delegations from Carnation Circle No. 26 and the Woodmen of the World, Camp No. 2, were present. Rev. T. B. Tyre, of the Bethel M. E. church conducted the services. The active pall bearers were Dr. W. H. T. Baker, Dr. H. A. Black, Dr. Crum Epler, Dr. F. M. Heller, Dr. H. B. Killough, Dr. Luke McLean. The honorary pall bearers were Dr. Hubert Work, Dr. D. E. Hogue, Dr. J. J. Pattee, Dr. John Schwer, Mr. W. S. Johnston, and Dr. A. L. Fugard. The flower bearers were L. T. Morgan, Thomas Andrews, H. M. McCarthy, P. M. Matheney, J. L. Lovern, Dr. A. W. Carroll, O. G. Pope, Kal Altman. Burial was in Roselawn cemetery. 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.

Camper, David Gale
David Camper - Wet Mountain Tribune - May 16, 1974 - Funeral services were held May 11 for David Gale Camper of Westcliffe. He died May 8 at Cripple Creek at the age of 28. Services were held at the Chapel of the Valley, with the Rev. Lowell Kennedy officiating. Pallbearers were Lawrence Jones, Leon Kattnig, George Crow, Harry Hanssen, Ernest Wagner and Bob Koch. Camper was born at Canon City, Nov. 9, 1945. He was a member of the Lutheran church. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Hazel Schulze, his father, Gale Camper, both of Westcliffe and two brothers, Roger of Westcliffe and Rodney of Pueblo. Burial was at Ula cemetery with the Menzel Funeral home in charge of arrangements.

Camper, Katheryn Louise
Catherine Louise Camper - Wet Mountain Tribune - March 19, 1998 - Funeral services will be held today in Pueblo for Colorado City resident Katheryn Louise (Garner) Camper, late of Pueblo. Mrs. Camper died March 13, 1998 in Pueblo. She was 51. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Dayton Camper, in 1979 [26 Jan 1979]. She is survived by her parents, C. Frank and Dorothy [nee Trusty] Garner of Colorado City. Also surviving are two sons and two daughters: John (and wife Marissa) [Marisa] Camper, Jeff (and wife, Shawn) Camper, Cris Andra (Mrs. Robert) Criswell, and Sherry Camper. Three grandchildren also survive: Caleb and Wesley Camper and Jessica Criswell. Other survivors include a brother and three sisters: Chuck (and wife, Jacque) Garner, Jody (Mrs. Ray) Cline, Alice (Mrs. Dean) Agee, and Frankie (Mrs. Ken) Scott. Funeral services will be held today, Feb. 19, at 1 p.m. at the Adrian Comer Funeral Home in Pueblo. Interment will follow at the Mountain View Cemetery there. Those wishing may make contributions to a memorial fund at Pueblo Bank and Trust, c/o Sherry Camper, account number 1052669.

Camper, Lin Alan
Lin Alan Camper - Wet Mountain Tribune - September 2, 1982 - Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, Sept. 2, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Westcliffe for Lin Alan Camper. Mr. Camper died at a Pueblo hospital on Aug. 30, 1982. He was 20. Mr. Camper was born in Canon City on June 18, 1962. A truck driver for his family’s firm, Camper Trucking, Mr. Camper had been raised and educated in Westcliffe, and before becoming a truck driver, he ranched in Westcliffe and in New Mexico. He enjoyed working with cattle and horses and sports, and was a member of the Custer County Roping Club. He also was a member of the First Baptist Church of Westcliffe. Mr. Camper was single. He is survived by his parents, Donald Lee and Linda Jill Partrick Camper of Westcliffe. Also surviving are his brothers and sisters, Tammi Coleman, Tina Schulze, Becky Stango, Charles “Skip” Camper, Ginger Camper and Mark Camper, all of Westcliffe; Candi Hobby of Silver Cliff; and Nellie Dawn Camper of Oregon. A grandmother, Nellie Camper of Westcliffe, also survives. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church, with Rev. Bob Miller of New Mexico officiating. Burial will be at the Ula Cemetery. Wilson-Almont Funeral Directors of Canon City are handling arrangements. Wet Mountain Tribune - September 2, 1982 - The death of Lin Alan Camper has been tentatively attributed to asphyxia, according to the Pueblo County Coroner. Camper, 20, died Monday, Aug. 30 at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. He had been hospitalized since a June 27 auto accident which claimed the life of a Westcliffe teenage girl. Camper had been in a coma for several weeks after the accident, but reportedly had regained consciousness and was showing signs of recovery at the time of his death. Pueblo County Coroner James Kramer said he had “no comment” about rumors of alleged neglect on behalf of the hospital staff. He also declined to comment on the events which immediately preceded Camper’s death. “The circumstances are still under investigation at this point in time, and I’d rather not comment until the investigation is completed within the next few days,” said Kramer. He told the Tribune on Tuesday that an autopsy had been performed, although his office was awaiting final results. He said preliminary results attributed Camper’s death to asphyxia, which he described as being “similar to suffocation, although that gives a false impression.”

Campion, Jalynn
Jalynn "Jay" Campion - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2017 - Jalynn "Jay" Campion of Nampa, Idaho, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 17, 2017, surrounded by family. Born on April 29, 1952, in Pueblo, to Carl Arthur "Doc" Blanchard and Cornelia M. "Connie" Blanchard, Jay developed an adoration for animals starting at an early age, where she participated in 4-H and later progressed to training horses, but her passion was showing dogs, particularly the Bouvier des Flandres. She is survived by her parents; her husband of 29 years, Robert C. Campion Jr.; her brother, Rodney C. Blanchard (Janice); her children, Amanda L. Schroeder (David) and Ryan J. Navin (Melissa); and her four grandchildren, Ciara Navin, Ethan Navin, Ainsley Schroeder and Seth Schroeder. She was preceded in death by her sister, Susan E. Blanchard. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Friday, April 28, 2017, at Primrose Retirement Community. In lieu of flowers, the family requests written, shared memories you have of Jay. These memories will be made into scrapbooks for her grandchildren.

Campora-Donlon, Theresa
Theresa Scavarda Campora-Donlon - Chronicle News - June 28, 2006 - Theresa Scavarda Campora-Donlon of Santa Fe, NM died at home on June 24, 2006 with her family and friends by her side. Mrs. Campora-Donlon was born in Starkville, CO to Domenic Scavarda and Elizabeth Mainello. After graduating from Raton High school, she attended North Texas State University and received a Bachelors degree in August 1941. She went on to earn her Masters degree and Educational certificate from UNM in October 1945. She was a member of the State PTA Board, Catholic Daughters of America, St. Francis Altar Society, Delta Kappa Gamma, Secretary of New Mexico Educators Association and National Educators Association. Mrs. Campora-Donlon completed 21 years as Principal of Salazar Elementary School, during which time she also served two and a half years as Principal of Wood Gormley School. She also taught at Alvord and Carlos Gilbert Schools. She was also in business with her husband, Fred Campora, and Wally Sargent, and was a member of the New Mexico Board of Realtors and had a broker’s license. Mrs. Campora-Donlon is preceded in death by her husband, Walter Donlon on November 8, 2005; her first husband, Fred Campora, in 1969; her brother, Joseph Scavarda; and her mother and father. She is survived by her cousins, Emilia (Joseph) Burns and their family, Thomas F., Robert J., James P. and Dennis A. Burns; Joseph (Karin) Mainello and their family, Michael A., Joseph J., Daniel J. Mainello, Stephanie A. Mainello-de Lara and Deborah K. Mainello-Monk; God-daughter Gina Federici; and other relatives and friends. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 at McGee Memorial Chapel, 1320 Luisa St., Santa Fe, New Mexico, 505-983-9151, at 5:00 p.m. where a rosary will be prayed at 6:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 29, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Burial will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m.

Camus, Bernice
Bernice Camus - Pueblo Chieftain - January 6, 2017 - Bernice Camus, 73, passed away Dec. 31, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Daniel Camus. She is survived by her children, Darren Camus (Natalie Cabrera), Leilani (Henry) Cortez; grandchildren, Giovanni Camus (Linette Ramirez), Daisha Cortez, Dakota Camus, Leila Cortez, Tatiana Fernandez; great-grandchild, Kai Camus; and brothers, Nick and Ernie Trujillo. Bernice was a devoted mother and grandmother. She loved spending time with her family. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Under the arrangements of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Camus, Thomas Albert
Thomas Albert Camus - Pueblo Chieftain - January 7, 2015 - Thomas Albert Camus, 75, passed away Dec. 26, 2014. Preceded in death by parents, Macario Camus, Sr. and Mary Mulay; and brothers, Macario Camus Jr. and Daniel Camus. Survived by children, Michele (Thomas) Hill, Shaun and Michael; grandchildren, Alan Martinez Jr. and Sheriee (Nigel) Morford; brothers, Samuel Camos Sr., Daniel Camus; and numerous nieces and nephews. Thomas was a quality assurance specialist at the Pueblo Army Depot from 1971-1993 and three years as a missile tech-sp5 in North Korea. He loved camping, fishing, gardening and relaxing with his best friend and beloved dog, Damian. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Canady, Suzanne
Suzanne Canady - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 2015 - Suzanne Canady, 64. Service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Canchola, Frank S.
Frank S. Canchola - Pueblo Chieftain - February 8, 2015 - Frank S. Canchola, 78, passed away Jan. 30, 2015. Survived by his wife, Mary Ann; and daughter, Dr. Patti. Frank served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany attaining the rank of Sgt. 1st Class with Secret Intelligence clearance. He then went on to the University of Southern Colorado. He owned and operated Mr. C’s Restaurant in Penrose for over 30 years. His smile, generosity and compassion will be forever missed by all who knew him. The family would like to thank his “...Oh so special neighbors...” who checked in on him and left happy messages. Per Frank’s request, there will be no services. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of food and flowers, please consider donating direct to Amos’s Pet Pantry, 3631 Baltimore, Pueblo, CO 81008.

Canchola, Jeremy Lee
Jeremy Lee Canchola - Chronicle News - August 13, 2008 - Jeremy Lee Canchola, age 29, went to the Lord in Friday, August 8, 2008. He was born on August 9, 1978. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Lillian Canchola, aunt Sherry Canchola and brother Michael Gilmore. He is survived by mother Trudie Gilmore, father John Gilmore, son Vincent, siblings Brandon, Nathaniel, Laurel, Morgan, Zane, Kate and Becky, cousins Chad and Shawn, grandfather Louis Canchola, and many more family members and friends. He will forever be in our hearts. Viewing will be held on Wednesday, August 13, 2008 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Charles Anthony Funeral Home in Florence, CO. Rosary is at 7:00 p.m. at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, Florence, CO. Funeral service will be on Thursday, August 14, 2008 at 10:00 a.m., St. Benedict’s Church. Interment at Beaver Park Cemetery, Penrose, CO. Pallbearers are Shawn Canchola, Justin Canchola, Zack Canchola, Greg Canchola, Derrick Martinez and Felipe Vargas.

Canchola, Louis Shawn
Louis Shawn Canchola - Chronicle News - March 16, 2009 - Mr. Louis Shawn Canchola, 22, of Penrose, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2009. Shawn was born in Pueblo, Colo. on June 5, 1986, the son of Kevin Hobbs and Sherry Lynn Canchola. He graduated Valedictorian from Trinidad Catholic High and received a Certificate in Criminal Justice from Pueblo Community College, which he used to become a Guard at the State Penitentiary. Shawn also held licenses for CDL and Heavy Equipment Operations. He was a kind and loving man with a generous heart and will be missed by all who knew him. He is preceded in death by his mother, cousins, Michael Gilmore and Jeremy Canchola and an aunt, Gloria Canchola. Survived by brothers, Justin and Chad, extended family, Katherine, Brandon, Nathaniel, Lauret, Morgan and Zane Gilmore and Rebecca Beach, grandfather, Louis Canchola, aunts and uncles, Jessie, Zack, Greg and Carol, Tim and Michelle Canchola and Trudy and Jack Gilmore Viewing was held 4–6 p.m. Sunday, March 15 at Charles Anthony Funeral Home and a Recitation of the Rosary was afterwards at Saint Benedict's in Florence. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. on Monday, March 16 at Saint Benedict's with a burial following at Beaver Park Cemetery. Arrangements handled by Charles Anthony Funeral Home.

Canchola, Mary P.
Mary P. Canchola - Pueblo Chieftain - March 3, 2016 - Mary P. Canchola, 92, of Canon City, passed away Feb. 25, 2016. Visitation, 10 a.m. followed by funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 5, 2016, Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church, 245 S. Raynolds in Canon City. Arrangements are under the care of Wilson Funeral Home. Wilson Funeral Home - March 3, 2016 - Mary P. Canchola, 92, went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 25, 2016. She was born February 25, 1924, in LaSalle, CO to Matteo and Otilia Perez. Mary wed John Canchola and together they raised 16 children. Mary was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time cooking and visiting with her children, grandchildren, and friends. She also enjoyed tending to her beautiful flower gardens. Mary’s love and compassion for her family stemmed from her unwavering faith in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Those who met her always felt like part of the family, as she considered them one of her own. Mary is survived by her children, Eleanor Mosco, Margie Aragon, Angie (Manuel) Gallegos, Marian Sabin, Victoria Dorffler, Isabell (Ron) Rael, Virginia (Ken) Patterson, Ruth Ontiveros, Juanita (Phil) Mascarenas, Louie Canchola, George (Yvonne) Canchola, Tony Canchola; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and Godchildren. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sons, Johnny, Frank, Andy; daughter, Isabel Wallis; sons-in-law, Pelo, Loui, John, Mike; daughters-in-law, Lillian, Gloria, Virgie; grandchildren, Henry, Shawn, Jeremy, Gary, Mikey, Christy, Linda, Sherry, and Susie. A special “Thank You” to all family and friends that stood by Mary to the end and also to the doctors and staff at Skyline Ridge Nursing Home, St. Thomas More Hospital, and Sangre De Cristo Hospice. Visitation, 10:00 a.m. followed by funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 5, 2016, The Vineyard Church, 245 S. Raynolds, in Canon City.

Cancino, Bertha Frances
Bertha Frances Cancino - Pueblo Chieftain – August 27, 2014 - Bertha Frances Cancino, 96, of Coaldale, Colo., passed away Aug. 23, 2014, in Salida, Colo. The daughter of Julian and Frances Luna, Bertha was born Aug. 16, 1918, in Salida, Colo. She was united in marriage to Gregario Cancino, who survives her. Mrs. Cancino also is survived by her children, Carl Martellaro, Jerry Rodriquez, Glen Rodriquez, Barbara Carter and Virlea Hall; three grandchildren; and brother, Julian Luna. At her request, no services will be held. Arrangements are under the care of Holt Family Funeral Home.

Cancino, Gregario
Gregario "George" Cancino - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 2016 - Gregario “George” Cancino 87, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away peacefully July 9, 2016. George was a Navy veteran and worked at the Pueblo Army Depot for 30 years. He enjoyed retirement and continued his love as a “rock hound,” making jewelry at the Coaldale home he built two decades ago. George was a devoted husband, brother and uncle. We will remember his thoughtful presence, proud creativity and his dedication and love for his family. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years, Bertha. Survived by his brother, Frank (Barbara) Cancino; and numerous nieces, nephews and their children. He will be greatly missed. Private family service.

Canda, William Roderick
William Roderick “Rod” Canda - Wet Mountain Tribune - November 14, 1991- Rod Canda dies at age 66 - Life-long Valley resident William Roderick “Rod” Canda died Monday, Nov. 11, 1991 at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in Denver following a brief illness. He was 66. Mr. Canda was born to Rockwell Benjamin and Olive (MacKenzie) Canda on March 9, 1925 in Upland, Calif. while his family was vacationing there. He attended grade school at the Canda School located on the family ranch southwest of Westcliffe. He graduated from Canon City High School in 1944. Mr. Canda served in the Army/Air Force during WWII and was a bombardier on the B-17 aircraft. He continued his love of flying throughout his life. From 1951 to 1955 he had a private business that flew fresh seafood to Colorado from the gulf, and until his death he enjoyed flying as a private pilot. Mr. Canda attended Colorado A&M College (now Colorado State University), majoring in animal husbandry and economics. He later taught economics at Pueblo Junior College (now the University of Southern Colorado). He was a rancher for many years, and also worked on highway construction throughout Colorado. He also developed land here in the Valley. He built up a sawmill and timber supply business here that produced rough-cut lumber for many tunnel projects, including the Eisenhower tunnel and water projects in Utah. Mr. Canda was a charter member of the Wet Mountain Valley Rotary Club, and was a member of the St. Matthews Anglican Catholic Church congregation here. He was a talented musician and loved to play the organ. As a young adult, he had a band that played at many functions. Mr. Canda married Pauline June Cooke on Dec. 17, 1949 in Denver. She survives, as do two sons and two daughters: William Roderick Canda II (and wife, Joanne) of Nokesville, Virginia; Pamela Susan (Mrs. Roger) Camper of rural Westcliffe; Scott Thomas Canda (and wife, Mary) of Stonewall; and Carol Anne (Mrs. David) Wilson of Girdwood, Alaska. Ten grandchildren also survive, as does a brother, Rockwell Benjamin Canda II of Canon City. Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m. at the Sangre de Cristo Lutheran Church in Westcliffe with the Right Reverend James E. Mote of St. Matthews Anglican Catholic Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Rosita Cemetery. Wilson-Almont Funeral Home of Canon City is handling arrangements. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Candalario, Sophia
Sophia Candalario – Walsenburg World – September 15, 1910 – Died at Talpa, Colorado, on Thursday, September 8, 1910, Sophia Candalario, age 19 years and eight days, of pulmonary tuberculosis.

Candelaria, Magdalina Mondy
Magdalina Mondy Candelaria - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 2017 - Magdalina Mondy Candelaria, 82, passed away peacefully Dec. 9, 2017, with her family at her side. She was born Jan. 17, 1935, to proud parents, Tomas and Rita (Nava) Rivera; both preceded her in death along with her husband, Jose Felimon Candelaria; siblings, Racheal Villagrana, Sonny Rivera and Joe Rivera; grandson and godson, Isaac Gonzalez; sons-in-law, Jess Carrillo, Michael Williams and Don Griego. Affectionately called "Big Mom" by family, was an avid bowler and a huge Denver Broncos fan. She enjoyed going out to eat and loved playing bingo, crocheting and being with her family, especially her grand, and great-grandchildren, who were her life. She is survived by her children, Rita Carrillo, Virginia Williams, Phyllis (Robert Padilla) Candelaria; Theodora (Isaac) Gonzalez, Leona Griego, Pa (JoRae) Candelaria, Lydia Candelaria, Xavier Candelaria and Benjamin (Doreen) Candelaria; 37 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grand-children; siblings, Paul (Gloria) Rivera and Sarah Watson; god-children, Cindy and Andy Watson; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Special thanks to Brandi for taking care of our mother. Funeral service, 11 a.m. today, Full Gospel Christian Assembly, 1101 E. Seventh, Pastor Armando Rivera officiating.

Candelario, Jacob A. Jr.
Jacob A. Candelario Jr. - Chronicle News - November 29, 2016 - Jacob A. Candelario Jr., age 35, passed away unexpectedly at home on November 22, 2016. He was born in Denver, Colorado on April 4, 1981 to Anna M. and Jacob A. Candelario Sr. His father preceded him in death. Left to cherish his memory is mother Anna of home address, daughter, Matasiya M.M. Candelario, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 10AM at the Comi Chapel with Mr. Cordova officiating. Private inurnment at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Candelario, Jacob A. Sr.
Jacob A. Candelario Sr. - Chronicle News - July 10, 2014 - In loving memory of Jacob A. Candelario Sr., husband, father and grandfather passed away unexpectedly on June 19, 2014. He will be missed by his wife Anna, son Jacob Candelario Jr., granddaughter Matasiya Candelario, daughter-in-law, Tyna Candelario; and brothers, sisters and numerous family and friends. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, July 12, 4:00 p.m. at his residence.

Candelario, Pam
Pam Candelario - La Veta Signature - February 6, 2014 - This house at Third and Hendren was the scene of a suspected homicide last week in Walsenburg. Forty-eight year-old Pam Candelario was found dead inside the house. Coroner Della Duran released the cause of death as blunt force trauma to the head in a preliminary report late Tuesday. Manner of death has been deemed a homicide. Walsenburg Police Chief Tommie McLallen says Ralph Candelario, husband of the victim, has released a several page “manifesto” concerning the attack in which he was injured and his wife killed. McLallen has yet to see the document. Candelario has been cooperative in the investigation, McLallen said and has been interviewed by both CBI and W.P.D. officers concerning the incident. He reportedly had few details about what happened, in the days just following the murder. La Veta Signature - October 9, 2014 - Candelario’s vacation cut short by arrest for First Degree Murder of wife. La Veta Signature - November 6, 2014 - Candelario advised of murder charges. La Veta Signature - November 27, 2014 - Court hearing in Candelario murder case is continued until January. La Veta Signature - February 5, 2015 - Candelario will stand trial for the murder of his wife in Walsenburg. La Veta Signature - February 19, 2015 - Murder trial of Ralph Candelario set for July in Walsenburg. La Veta Signature - July 2, 2015 - Religious beliefs may have bearing on motive in murder. La Veta Signature - September 17, 2015 - First Degree Murder trial for Ralph Candelario scheduled for two weeks. La Veta Signature - October 8, 2015 - Accused murderer Candelario’s trial delayed until February. La Veta Signature - November 19, 2015 - Candelario’s bond reduction is denied. La Veta Signature - December 24, 2015 - Candelario murder trial will be moved to Las Animas County. La Veta Signature - January 28, 2016 - NBC “Dateline” may be covering Candelario murder trial in February. La Veta Signature - February 25, 2016 - Jury selection is underway in Candelario murder trial. La Veta Signature - March 3, 2016 - Candelario murder trial begins with two compelling but contradictory stories of home invasion and fatal attack. La Veta Signature - March 10, 2016 - Candelario’s fate in First Degree Murder case is now in the hands of the jury. La Veta Signature - March 12, 2016 - Candelario Guilty of First Degree Murder and Tampering with Evidence. La Veta Signature - March 17, 2016 - Convicted killer attempts suicide on day of sentencing. La Veta Signature - March 24, 2016 - Candelario receives life sentence for brutal murder of wife - Convicted murderer Ralph Candelario was unrepentant last Wednesday, proclaiming his innocence and vowing to appeal his conviction before being sentenced to life in prison. Disheveled and wearing bandages on his arms from his recent suicide attempt, Candelario showed no remorse for bludgeoning his wife, Pam, to death in their Walsenburg home. “We have a legal system, not a justice system,” Candelario said indicating he will be judged by a higher power. Chief Judge Claude W. Appel said Candelario received his day in court and pointed out we have a criminal justice system. “We live by the rule of law,” Appel said. Prosecutor Matt Durkin spoke of the darkness in the defendant. “His eyes are cold and dark,” he said, “his life of terror, destruction and manipulation ends today. We need to contain him.” He added Candelario killed his wife because he did not have the courage to file for divorce. In his remarks Prosecutor Ryan Brackley said Candelario destroyed lives. “One was the ultimate act of destruction, he destroyed a woman. He brought a rift between two young people just beginning their lives together. They were vulnerable. He destroyed his two son’s lives. And he tried to destroy the lives of two young men in this community, who he blamed for this crime.” Brackley said during the trial the prosecution team came to get a sense of Pam Candelario. A woman who was not vulnerable but full of hope. Hope for a better future, one that did not include Ralph Candelario. Shannon Palmer, Pam’s daughter, told the court she thinks of her mom often. “Little things will pop up that we would like to share with her,” she said. “We never pictured life without her,” she said speaking for herself and her younger sister, Kelsie. “We will never have another talk, another hug,” she said, “We now have to mourn our future.” Palmer said she is grateful for the people who worked on prosecuting the case. “You told our mother’s story.” “You are very courageous.” Appel told Palmer before imposing the DOC sentence of life without the possibility of parole. Judge Appel said this was a murder of “unspeakable brutality”, “reprehensible” and “a horrific act”. He said the defendant continued to try to deliberately deceive and manipulate during this two-year march to justice. Candelario left court in a wheelchair; visible staples in his neck from slash wounds he made with a disposable razor while in the Huerfano County Jail. This unsuccessful suicide attempt was made an hour before the scheduled sentencing hearing on Tuesday, March 15. After being treated, he was brought to court on Wednesday afternoon for sentencing. Candelario killed his wife in January 2014 by striking her in the head with a fireplace poker in the kitchen of their home. She was struck at least twice and the killing blow was delivered as she was going to the floor. Jurors saw photos of her body face down on the kitchen floor surrounded by a pool of blood. She died almost immediately according to the medical testimony at trial. The jury rejected the defendant’s complicated and ever-changing story of two intruders who attacked him, killed his wife and took valuable items from his home by finding him guilty of First Degree Murder.

Canderlaria, Clarence Leonard
Clarence Leonard Canderlaria - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 2017 - Clarence Leonard Canderlaria, 55, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 26, 2017. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; and brother, Ernest. He is survived by his mother, Priscilla (Jose) Hernandez; and father, Jose Elijio; children, Raymond Romero, Angela, Fredrico, Enrique, Clarissa, Rosie and Dora Canderlaria; siblings, Janette, Joel, David, Jose Jr. and Maelynn; grandchildren, great- grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing prior to funeral services, 11 a.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Viewing from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel in Antonito, with interment to follow at 1 p.m. Las Mesitas Cemetery.

Canizaro, Benny Lee
Benny Lee Canizaro - Chronicle News - August 16, 2016 - Benny Lee Canizaro, 71, of Austin, Texas, entered the Kingdom of God on August 9, 2016 following a brief illness. Born in 1945 to Doris Grosdidier and Bennett Canizaro in San Antonio, Ben grew up in Austin and graduated from McCallum High School in 1963. A graduate of University of Texas in Architecture in 1968, Ben was a professional architect all his life. He designed churches, commercial and residential buildings in Texas, as well as schools in Las Vegas, Nevada and Ontario, California. He is fondly remembered as a valued colleague. He and his wife Bonnie met again at their 40th high school reunion in Austin, Texas. They married following Bonnie’s graduation from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and lived in Las Vegas. Following his retirement, Ben and Bonnie moved to Trinidad, Colorado in 2011 where Bonnie served as pastor to the United Presbyterian Church until last year. Ben enjoyed reading, watching movies and honing his skills by designing cities using SimCity. Ben is survived by his wife, Bonnie Canizaro, and children Christine Canizaro (Stephen Schmidkofer), Anne Canizaro (Peter) Ottenbacher, and David Canizaro, and step-children Hilary Goodrich, Elizabeth (Chris) Dyer, Cathryn Stephens, and Philip (Emily) Stephens and grandchildren Vincent and Emily Ottenbacher and step-grandchildren James Crabb and Isabel, Emma, and Annabelle Stephens. The Canizaro family extends thanks and gratitude to his physicians, Medic 6 EMS crew, and the physicians and nursing staff of the Seton Medical Center of Austin for their compassionate care of Ben. A memorial service celebrating Ben’s life will take place on Saturday, August 20 at 2:30 p.m. at the chapel at First Baptist Church, located at the intersection of 9th Street and Trinity Street in Austin, Texas. Donations may be made in his name to the United Presbyterian Church of Trinidad.

Cannaday, Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth Cannaday - Pueblo Chieftain - August 2, 2017 - Mary Elizabeth Cannaday, 93, passed away July 28, 2017, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her husband, Francis Xavier "Frank" Cannaday; and twin sister, Leah Louise McKelvy. Survived by her brother, Russell (Mary K.) Cramm, M.D. of Olathe, Kan. Private graveside service at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Cannizzo, Paul
Paul Chester Cannizzo - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 2016 - Paul Chester Cannizzo, passed peacefully on Friday, July 15, 2016, at 10:02 a.m. in Pueblo, Colo. He was born on Jan. 4, 1943, in Chicago, Ill. He is survived by his loving family: his beloved wife, Mary Cannizzo; daughter, Sue Turner; son-in-law, Michael Turner; and grandchildren, Michaela, Michael and Mitchel Turner, Jared Purvines and Linda Bui. He joins his cherished son, Joseph Paul Cannizzo. He was a wonderful and adored man, who served his country and loved endlessly. Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 2016 - Paul Cannizzo. Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, at the Cathedral of Sacred Heart.

Cannon, Carl Edward Jr.
Carl Edward Cannon Jr. - Chronicle News - August 21, 2012 - Carl Edward Cannon Jr. rode his ATV to heaven Aug. 16, 2012 after beating leukemia for 6 years but losing his battle to prostate cancer. He was born on Feb. 6, 1956 to Carl E Cannon Sr. and Elise C. Cannon. Carl was a journeyman lineman for 40 years working for San Isabel Electric, Hamlin Electric, and Ward Electric. The past year he was the TSJC Linetech Instructor. Carl loved his IBEW Brothers, line profession, and sharing his knowledge with his apprentices and his students. He touched so many people. His passions in life were his family, camping and riding his 4 wheeler and “Mossy Oak.” He was preceded in death by his father Carl and Dorothy Cannon, in-laws Isador & Helen Bueno and various family members. Carl will be greatly missed by his wife of 35 years, Sandy, sons: Waide (Tiffany), Arkansas, Jarrod (LeAnn), Arkansas, Jess (Lisa), Trinidad, Nychole, Trinidad, grandsons Jaxson, soon to be born “granddaughter or grandson,” Joey Daubert, and soon to arrive Colton Edward Lee. Mother Elsie Cannon, brothers Robert (Linda) Cannon, Mike McWilliams, sisters Janice McWilliams, Carol Kemski, Arthur (Rita) Bueno Sr., Yvonne Bueno, Bob(Tammy) Bueno, JR (Karen) Bueno, Mercy (Mike) Silva, Roberta (Ray) Montoya, Mr. and Mrs. Art Bueno Jr., Donna (Brian) Lund, Barb Durdin, numerous nieces and nephews, special friends Wanda Lutz, Tom and Diane Berry, and all the brothers whom he worked with throughout the many years as a lineman and all his other “children” who were part of his life. Funeral Services are Thursday Aug. 23, 2012 at 11:00 AM at First Christian Church, 200 S Walnut. Private family inurnment will be at a later date. Immediately following services, friends are invited to gather with the family at TSJC Pioneer Room. Carl was “Pa” to many, a “Brother” in the IBEW, “Friend” to all, “Stranger” to none. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Cannon, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Cannon - Pueblo Indicator - January 15, 1938 - Mrs. Elizabeth Cannon Passed To The Beyond - Mrs. Elizabeth Cannon passed away at the family home 1128 Lake Avenue. Monday, January 10. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Blanche Brown and a son, Fred V. Cannon, both of this city; Samuel Simonton, a brother, and Mrs. Jeane Patrick, both of Paterson, N.J., and Charles Simonton, a brother, of Rockledge, Florida. The entire community deeply mourns her loss as she was greatly esteemed by all for her fine character and her good neighbor attitude for everyone.

Cannon, Virginia R.
Virginia R. Cannon - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 2016 - Virginia R. Cannon, 85, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 8, 2016. She was preceded in death by the father of her children, Glenn Cannon; son, Thomas Cannon; and sister, Francis Stamps. Virginia is survived by her children, Peggy Jaccop, Charlotte (Ron) Lopez and Mark (Donna) Cannon; granddaughter, Cindy Jaccop; siblings, Raymond Basgal, Maryann (Benny) Polish, Joyce (Bill) Tate and Sharon (Dave) Bartlett; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Virginia enjoyed taking trips to Cripple Creek and bowling. She was a seamstress and did beautiful work, but most of all, Virginia loved being a mother and she adored her children and granddaughter. Celebration of Life, 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 29, 2016, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Cano, William G.
William G. Cano - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 2015 - William G. Cano, 77, passed away April 10, 2015. He was preceded in death by mother, Lucy C. Garcia; father, Leonesio Cano; brother, David “Mohawk” Gonzales; brothers-in-law, Tony Salas and Gene Kasan. He is survived by his children, John Benny, Gilbert, Rosalie, Richard, Walter, Pauline, Willie, Tommy, Tammy; siblings, Mary Kasan, Valerie (Danny) Casados, Marie Salas (Billy); extended family, Rose Martinez, Amy, Gidget and Dee; special niece, Sandy Barela; and godchild, Adrian Kasan; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. William enjoyed fishing, country music, Western movies. Special thanks to Parkview ICU nursing staff, Brandon, Lisa, Dee; and George McCarthy staff, Rick Barnett, Mary Godinez, Joe Towner and Priscilla Smith. Visitation, 5 to 7 p.m. today, April 15, 2015, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m., Thursday, April 16, 2015, at St. Leander Catholic Church, with interment following at Roselawn Cemetery. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Canon, Walter
Walter Canon – Walsenburg World – June 1, 1899 – Word was received yesterday afternoon that Walter, the 17-year-old son of Benton Canon had died at their home in Denver. Mr. Canon was one of the early settlers in this county and to him and his estimable family is extended the sympathy of the entire county.

Canterbury, Edward K.
Edward K. Canterbury - Chronicle News - June 16, 2004 - Edward K. Canterbury, age 73, passed away in Pueblo, Colorado on June 9, 2004. He was born in Trinidad, Colorado on December 17, 1930 to Margaret (Robertson) and Edward R. Canterbury. He attended area schools graduating from Trinidad High School in 1949. He then attended Trinidad State Junior College from 1949-1951 receiving his AA in Education. From 1951-1954, Ed studied music at Colorado State College of Education (UNC) in Greeley, Colo., completing both BA and MA degrees. He also taught part-time the 1953-1954 school year at Hillrose, Colo. From 1954-1955, he taught at Primero Jr. High School. Ed was a member of the 392nd Army Band, serving in the United States Army from July 1955-July 1957, at Ft. Carson, CO, Ft. Knox, KY and Ft. Lee, VA. He then moved to Manzanola where he taught from 1957-1960. That summer he moved to Howard County, MD, where he taught for the next 31 years. Upon retirement in 1991, he returned to Trinidad where he spent his time teaching and other part-time jobs. He performed music for various church and civic groups, and he especially liked the time spent with the “Trinidaires”. Ed enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, visiting with them in Fairbanks, AK, Jefferson, MD, and Pueblo, CO. Preceding him in death are parents, Margaret and Ed Canterbury. Survivors are sons Edward K. (Daralyn) Canterbury Jr. of Fairbanks, Alaska, Robert M. Canterbury, Pueblo, Colorado; daughter Susan A. (Michael) Baldwin, Jefferson, Maryland; former wife Betty Austin, Jessup, Maryland; grandchildren Andrew Cheever, Angela, Julia and Matthew Baldwin; and many dear friends. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be Thursday, June 17, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at First Christian Church with David Chambers officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by the Ft. Carson Honor Guard. Persons wishing to do so, may make contributions to Operation Christmas Child, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Cantonwine, Geneva M.
Geneva M. Cantonwine - Longmont Ledger - January 1, 1994 - Geneva Marie Cantonwine, 62, of Longmont died Friday, Dec. 31, 1993, at Longmont United Hospital. Mrs. Cantonwine was a certified nurse’s assistant who retired in 1963 after working in several nursing homes in the Longmont, Boulder and Berthoud areas. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Longmont. Mrs. Cantonwine was born Nov. 17, 1931, in Alabama, the daughter of Fred Winnett and Ruth Osborn Winnett. She moved to Colorado in 1935 and married David Cantonwine, now deceased, in Longmont. She is survived by her mother, who now lives in Denver. She also is survived by son Robert Cantonwine, son Daniel Cantonwine and wife, Florence, son Michael Cantowine and wife, Jody, all of Longmont. Survivors include brother Tommy Winnett and his wife, Pat, of Buena Park, Calif., brother Harrold Winnett and wife, Nancy, of Las Vegas, Nev. A son, Charles Cantonwine, and a sister, Evelyn Miller, preceded her in death. Mrs. Cantonwine had four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Monday Jan. 3 at 10:30 a.m. at Howe Mortuary Chapel, Longmont. Visitation will be Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and later, after the services. Interment will be at Longmont Mountain View Cemetery.

Cantoria, Elvera
Elvera (Vera) Cantoria - Chronicle News - March 27, 2012 - Elvera (Vera) Cantoria passed away peacefully, on March 23, 2012 at the Trinidad Inn Nursing Home with her beloved family at her side. She was 98 years old. She was born on September 7, 1913 in Trinidad, Colorado to Anna Erminia (Jachetta) and Michele B. Bosso. Elvera was a 1932 graduate of Hoehne High School. On December 31, 1936, Vera was united in marriage to Frank P. Cantoria. Vera had various jobs but her greatest passions were working for Hoehne School as head cook for 21 plus years and working and helping with the family farm and gardening. Vera was preceded in death by husband Frank, daughter Michela, parents Anna Erminia and Mike Bosso, step mother Mary G. Bosso, brothers Charlie (Dorothy) Bosso, Alfred (Edith) Bosso, Mike Bosso, sister Mary Bosso, step sisters Nellie Iuppa, Emma Garber and numerous other relatives. Survivors are son Frank (Jetta) Cantoria, Trinidad, grandchildren Frankie (Karen) Cantoria, Trinidad, Terry (Geir) Jensen, Wyoming, Lori Cantoria, Pueblo, 6 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Funeral services will be Monday, April 2 2012 with Rosary at 9:15 a.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Cantrall, Aurilia
Aurilia Cantrall – Pueblo Chieftain – January 24, 1919 – Funeral Notices – The funeral of Aurilia Cantrall was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the McMinn chapel. Rev. O. S. Reed conducted the services. Interment was in the North Side cemetery.

Cantu, Anthony C.
Anthony C. "Tony" Cantu - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 2015 - Anthony C. “Tony” Cantu passed from this life on Sept. 18, 2015. He was born Jan. 14, 1950, at the family home in Manassa, Colo. Tony attended schools in the San Luis Valley and graduated from Adams State University. He retired from the Social Security Administration after almost 40 years of service. Loved and survived by his wife of 40 years, Dianne (Snider) Cantu; sons, Matthew (Shontel) Cantu, Clinton “Cal” Snider; brothers, Leonard “Charlie” (Evelyn) Cantu, Donald (Clara) Cantu; brother-in-law, Clint Snider; sisters-in-law, Pat (Claude) Radford, Michelle (Fred) Shisler, Chris Snider; grandchildren, Brooklyn, Kaden and Shylah. He also is leaving behind numerous nieces and nephews, whom he considered “his own children.” He was preceded in death by his parents, Carlos and Olivama Cantu; brother, Benny Cantu; his parents on Dianne’s side, Clinton “Bud” and Josephine Snider. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. today; funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, both at Sacred Heart Church in Alamosa. Burial will follow the Mass in Los Cerritos Cemetery, Manassa. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the San Luis Valley Federal Bank for the Cal Snider Educational Fund.

Cantu, Diane Lou
Diane Lou Cantu - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2017 - Diane Lou Cantu, 61, of Alamosa, Colo., passed away on Jan. 7, 2017, in Aurora, Colo. Cremation Society of Colorado - January 11, 2017 - Diane "Honey" Cantu (Chacon) died peacefully on January 7, 2017 in Aurora, CO after her long battle with ovarian cancer. She was 61. Diane was born on October 21, 1955 to her parents, Guillermo and Olivama Chacon. She married Joaquin Cantu in 1975. The Cantu Family moved to Alamosa, CO where Diane owned the Music Man CD store. She dedicated her life loving and caring for her entire family. Diane was the most wonderful wife and mother. Diane’s passion was her grandchildren, and her enjoyment of dancing. She had the most beautiful smile, it lit up any room she would enter. Diane’s best qualities were her loving, kind, patient heart and her supportive nature. Diane was the life and soul of her family and she will be forever missed. Diane is survived by her husband, Joaquin Cantu and her daughter, and son-in-law, Angelina and Michael Nincehelser of Aurora, CO; her grandchildren, RJ, Brooklyn and Mikaela Nincehelser and Adonias and Sole Cantu ; her brother, Duane Chacon, sisters, Doris Molina, Dolly James and Delane Salazar. She is preceded in death by her parents, Guillermo and Olivama Chacon; her nephew, Michael Jason Sandoval. Diane's wishes are to be cremated and a Memorial Service will take place on January 14, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at The District Clubhouse, 6300 East Hampden Avenue, Denver, CO, 80222. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Diane's life.

Cantu, Robert
Robert Cantu - Riverside Press-Enterprise - May 27, 2012 - Robert passed away peacefully at his home in Upland, California on May 17, 2012. He was born in Trinidad, Colorado on September 17, 1930. He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Lois; sons Robert (Christine), Richard (Anita), Max (Gail), Rodney, Randy; three stepchildren, Daniel, who preceded him in death (Darlene), Kevin (Michele) and Lisa Durfee; grandchildren Erik, Rachel, Matthew, Richard, Deanna, Addy and Jean Durfee; three great-grandchildren Emma, Camryn, Luke; sister Carol Rose of Livermore, California, many nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his older brother, Mark Romero of Denver, Colorado. He served his country proudly for 21 years in the military. He was a talented artist and was an avid reader. He enjoyed his adventures in traveling around the world. Bob was a loving and giving man with a big heart. His great sense of humor will be missed by all who knew and loved him. New Options Funeral Services of Placentia, California are handling the funeral arrangements. Viewing and Rosary will be Tuesday, May 29th from 6pm to 8:30pm at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Upland. Mass will be on Wednesday, May 30th at 10am also at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Interment will immediately follow the mass at Riverside National Cemetery.

Canua, Restituta
Restituta Canua - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2017 - Restituta Canua, 80, died in Pueblo. Interment, in the Philippines.

Capacepe, Sergio Sanchez
Sergio Sanchez Capacepe - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 2016 - A jet ski crash at Lake Pueblo State Park left one man dead on Friday. A 43-year-old was found dead after a jet ski collision occurred on Lake Pueblo at around 6:30 p.m. Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office and the Pueblo West Fire Department responded but no one was able to resuscitate the man. An investigation is underway and is being conducted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 2016 - Coroner names man killed in jet ski crash at Lake Pueblo State Park - The collision of two jet skis Friday evening at Lake Pueblo State Park left a Pueblo West man dead. Sergio Sanchez Capacepe, 43, of Pueblo West was found dead after a jet ski collision occurred on Lake Pueblo at around 6:30 p.m., according to Pueblo County Coroner Brian Cotter. Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office and the Pueblo West Fire Department responded but no one was able to resuscitate the man. A source close to the investigation said that one of the jet ski riders went over the other in the water, hitting the man in the head. Calls to the press representative for Colorado Parks and Wildlife failed to connect with the rep. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is conducting an investigation.

Caparale, Benjamin
Benjamin Caparale – Walsenburg World – June 30, 1910 – Pile Driver Collapses; Kills One – Trinidad – A pile driver used in constructing a bridge across the Purgatory River collapsed Thursday morning and fell into the river carrying with it six men. Five escaped death, but Benjamin Caparale was buried under twisted steel and broken beams and so badly scalded by the steam that he died soon afterward.

Capello, John
John Capello – Walsenburg World – January 19, 1906 – Killed by His Son – John Capello, a miner in the Rocky Mountain Mine at McGuire met his death at the hands of his own son at McGuire Sunday evening. Capello came home Sunday night under the influence of liquor and began beating his wife. She ran out of the house and attempted to make her escape. Capello picked up a single barrel breach loading shotgun and putting one shell in his pocket took a shot at his wife as she was fleeing from the house. The shot missed and Capello immediately broke the gun and inserted another cartridge. In the meantime his son, Frank Capello, a man 25 years of age and a section foreman at McGuire, was in pursuit of his father. He reached him just as the father had inserted the new shell, and seizing the gun by the stock attempted to take it away from the older man. In the struggle the gun went off and the father was shot through the body killing him instantly. A coroner’s inquest was held yesterday afternoon and the jury brought in a verdict acquitting the son of blame for the death of his father.

Capito, Thomas Walter
Thomas Walter Capito - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 2017 - Thomas Walter Capito, March 12, 1945 - Oct. 9, 2017. Family will host a Celebration of Life from 2 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 14, 2017, at 220 E. Arvada Drive, Pueblo West. Bring your memories to share.

Caple, Stella Ruth
Stella Ruth Caple - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2015 - Stella Ruth Caple. On Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, our beloved loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Stella Ruth Caple, was called home to her Father’s side to join her daughters, Katherine Gunn and Connie WallowingBull, who preceded her in 2011. Ruth, as she liked to be called, was born Sept. 9, 1924, in Lamport, Colo., to Myrtle and Norman Dwight. In 1943, she graduated from high school in Fort Collins Colo., and attended training for nursing until 1945, when she left to marry her childhood sweetheart and love of her life, Lt. Col. John W. Caple. Ruth worked as a telephone operator until the birth of her second child in 1951, when her husband finished school and they became a proud Air Force family. This is where her adventures began. The little family of five traveled Europe, visited exotic places and lived near Hahn Air Force Base in Germany. In 1965, they moved back to the states to Spokane, Wash., transferring to Perrin Air Force Base in 1967 and settling into the Texoma community. After retiring from the Air Force in 1973, she and her husband traveled North America in their beloved Airstream trailer. In 1979, they began raising two of their grandchildren, in Sherman, Texas, where she volunteered as a “Grey Lady,” was involved in the local chapter of Camp Fire and was an active member of the Sundowners Craft Club. She was very active in the lives of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She attended Cornerstone Baptist Church in Sherman. In 2012, an injury from a fall led to a serious decline in her health. She is survived by her brother and sister, Frank Dwight and Bessie Downey of Pueblo, Colo.; her husband, Wayne, son, John; daughter-in-law, Susan; and son-in-law, Robert Gunn; as well as numerous grand and great-grandchildren. The void that the loss of this beautiful, lovable, tenacious, open-hearted matriarch leaves is monumental and she will be greatly missed. Visitation for Ruth will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 16 at the Davis Mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17, in the Davis Memorial Chapel, with interment to follow in the Beulah Cemetery.

Cappellucci, Angelo Jr.
Angelo “Capp” Cappellucci Jr. - Chronicle News - February 1, 2006 - Angelo “Capp” Cappellucci Jr., age 74, passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital on January 27, 2006. He was born in El Moro, Colorado on August 27, 1931 to Josephine (Sciacca) and Angelo Cappellucci Sr. He was a 1949 graduate of Hoehne High School. He farmed in the Hoehne area most of his life. Angelo liked the outdoors and hunting, and enjoyed farming his land for which he received numerous awards for his hard work. In 1962, the Arkansas Valley Ag Club named Angelo the Champion Sugar Beet Grower of Las Animas County for the third straight year. He loved spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends, with whom he shared many stories as well as jokes. He had a great sense of humor and had an ever-present smile that will be missed by many. Preceding him in death are parents, Josephine and Angelo Cappellucci Sr.; son Marty Cappellucci; granddaughter Amanda Cappellucci; brothers, Theodore Cappellucci and Anthony Cappellucci; sister Mary Grace Monarco; brothers-in-law, Alex Monteleone, Henry Alfonso, Adolph Monarco; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Cappellucci and Billie Cappellucci. Survivors are children, Kimberly (Matt) Salbato, Trinidad, Dan (Tamara) Cappellucci, Hooker, OK, Ed (Kim) Cappellucci, North Dallas, TX, John Cappellucci, Grand Junction, CO; special friends, Sheila Maloof and sons, Finn and Faron Maloof; sisters, Lucy Alfonso, Pueblo, Margie Monteleone, Trinidad, Rose Ann (Dan) Handegard, Sherwood, OR; grandchildren, Jayme Tortorelli, Kasey Tortorelli, Brandon Tortorelli, Amber Cappellucci, Lane Cappellucci, Amy Cappellucci, Wesley Cappellucci, Julie Cappellucci, Michael Hessinius, Giovanni Cappellucci, and Jeanie Cappellucci; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of many dear friends. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 3:00PM-8:00PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral will be Thursday, February 2, 2006 with recitation of the Rosary at 9:15AM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel, followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:00AM at Holy Trinity Church with Fr. Tom Melancon as celebrant. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Angelo’s many friends, including Carl Galasso Jr., Frank Molinaro, Jimmie DeGarbo, Joe DeGarbo, Ronnie Monteleone, Carl Sciacca, Paul Philpott, David Philpott, Joey DeGarbo, Frank Sciacca, and Mark Gallegos. Active pallbearers are Adolph Monarco, Ronnie Alfonso, Steve Cappellucci, Richard Monteleone, Mike Cappellucci, and Charles Sciacca. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at St. Joseph’s Hall. Family may be contacted at 1217 Willow, Trinidad. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Cappellucci, Anthony J.
Anthony J. Cappellucci - Comi Funeral Home - March 31, 2003 - Anthony J. Cappellucci passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2003. He was 72 years old. Arrangements are pending and will be announced later by the Comi Funeral Home.

Cappellucci, Helen
Helen Stanton Cappellucci - Chronicle News - May 8, 2008 - Helen Stanton Cappellucci, age 98, made her transition in life, Saturday, May 3, 2008. She was born in Trinidad September 21, 1909. Helen was preceded in death by her husband Frank, sisters Ann Wooster, Ruth Morgan and Grace Hayes. Helen was a retired school teacher, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Survivors include two children, Robert Cappellucci, Joann Carter and son- in-law Dan Carter. Five grand children, Brenda Thompson, Debbie Bergenthal, Robbie, Jim, and Dick Cappellucci. Five great grand children, Brieanna and Kianna Thompson. Cassidy and Cayla Bergenthal, Ashton Cappellucci. Funeral services will be in the Chapel of Mullare-Murphy on Friday, May 9, 2008, 10:00 a.m., Trinidad. Pallbearers are Robert, Anthony, Robbie, Jim, Dick Cappellucci and Mike Bergenthal. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of choice or the American Cancer Society, 1-800-227- 2345. The family has entrusted Mullare- Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Cappellucci, Mary
Mary (Glaviano) Cappellucci - Chronicle News - December 8, 2009 - Mary (Glaviano) Cappellucci was called home to glory on Sunday, December 6, 2009. She began her life on November 18, 1916 in Sopris, Colorado where she was raised. She soon met and fell in love with a young, strong rancher from Sunflower Valley. They married and she happily spent her life at his side ranching, farming, milking cows, cooking, baking, sewing and raising children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her kitchen was always open to every family member, friend as well as all residents of Las Animas County. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Tony and a grandson, Bryan Sandoval. Remaining here are her loving daughters, Jolene (Steve) Kauffman, Charlene (Tom) Sandoval; grandson, Travis Sandoval; granddaughter-in-law, Beth Walker; great-grandchildren, Crystal (Justin) Saldo, Abbey (Joe) Maestas, Ryan and Dyllyn Sandoval. She also leaves two great-great-grandchildren, Valo and Logan Saldo. She has one surviving sister, Carrie Coszalter. Her memory will also be cherished by many nieces and nephews, as well as great nieces and nephews. Visitation will be at the Mullare-Murphy Chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 10, 2009. Services will be held on at 9:30 a.m. Friday, December 11 at Mullare-Murphy Chapel beginning with the recitation of the most holy rosary. Burial will immediately follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Anthony Cappellucci, Bob Cappellucci, Rob Cappellucci, Wayne Cappellucci, Dom Cimino, Ron Ferrendelli, Ken Tapia and Paul Wertz. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Mary's life at a small reception following the burial at the Quality Inn. The family has entrusted Mullare Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Cappellucci, Robbie Lee
Robbie Lee Cappellucci - Chronicle News - June 3, 2014 - Robbie Lee Cappellucci, 56, of Hoehne, died on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at his residence. The oldest of four children, Rob was born in Chicago, Illinois to Roselee and Robert Cappellucci on November 16, 1957. He was raised in Hoehne and graduated from Hoehne High School in 1975. Robert spent the next few years traveling throughout Kansas harvesting wheat. Although Rob grew up around horses and cattle, his first love was farming and anything that had a motor. He spent the majority of his adult life raising hay and various other crops on his family’s farm, as well as other properties throughout the area. He was always willing to lend a hand to friends and neighbors. Rob was well known for his ability to operate any piece of farm equipment and most types of heavy construction equipment. He spent several years working on Highway construction projects throughout Colorado and New Mexico during the winter months. In May 2005, Rob was diagnosed with colon cancer and began a courageous nine-year battle with the disease. Those who were close to him were amazed by his strength and determination to fight the illness. Rob is survived by his dad, Robert Cappellucci of El Paso, Texas; brothers Jim and Dick Cappellucci also of El Paso; sister Debbie (Mike) Bergenthal. He is also survived by his aunt Jo Ella Hill Kirkham, “honorary” aunt and uncle Patty and Anthony Cappellucci; cousins Jolene Kaufman, Charlene Sandoval and Rafe Hill, along with numerous other relatives, friends and neighbors. Rob’s extended family also included Carlos Wren, Robert Philpott, Steve Blasi, Kent Apple, Roy Morris, Matt Mrace, Joey DeGarbo, Joe Veltri, Steve’s Sciacca, and Joe DeGarbo among many others. He was preceded in death by his mom, Roselee, grandparents and numerous other family and friends. As he requested, his remains have been cremated and a Memorial service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made in Rob’s memory to the American Cancer Society or a charity of one’s choice. The family has entrusted Mullare Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Cappellucci, Roselee
Roselee Cappellucci - Chronicle News - September 22, 2003 - Roselee Cappellucci passed away on September 13, 2003 in Albuquerque, NM. She was a long-time resident of the Trinidad area. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Bob; her sons Rob, Jim, Dick, and her daughter Debbie (Mike) Bergenthal; grandchildren Ashton Cappellucci and Cassidy Bergenthal; sister Joella (Bob) Hill; and numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 15, 2003 in Albuquerque, NM.

Capps, Edith Rhoda
Edith Capps – Walsenburg World – September 19, 1901 – Died at Capps, Colorado, Sunday, September 15, 1901, Miss Edith Capps, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Capps, age 14 years, of diphtheria. Walsenburg World – September 26, 1901 – Miss Edith Capps, of Capps died Saturday night and the remains were taken through camp to Walsenburg Sunday for burial. Miss Edith was 14 years old and had many friends, who extend their sympathy to the sorrowing family. Walsenburg World – September 26, 1901 – Obituary – Died on Sunday morning, Edith Rhoda Capps, daughter of S. J. and Amelia H. Capps, age 13 years, 4 months, and 11 days. She was only sick a few days, and had always been a healthy, strong child. She was always so kind, obliging and considerate, that she had endeared herself to us all, and her sweet voice could be heard from morning until night, singing the songs she knew and her poppa loved to hear. Poem: Our home is full of sadness, Our hearts are full of pain, For our Edith, Darlene Edith, Will ne’er come back again. The many friends of the family were deeply grieved when they learned that Edith, the third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Capps had fallen a victim of the dreadful disease, diphtheria. Miss Edith’s sojourn on earth was brief, only 13 years. Yet it was long enough to insure her a place in the hearts and minds of all that knew her. She was a universal favorite. Her attractive personality and cordial manner won her the love of her schoolmates as well as of older friends. While her cheerful industry and quickness of intellect endeared her to her teachers. At home she manifested a disposition at once so bright and happy that as sister and daughter she was a source of great joy. Why our Heavenly Father in his infinite wisdom should have taken her we cannot tell, but we know that we have great cause to be thankful that we have known her even for so short a time. After all it is to the bereaved family that our hearts go out in sympathy. It will be long before they cease to miss her in the home. Poem: I cannot say, and I will not say, That she is dead – she is just a way! With a cheery smile, and wave of the hand She has wandered into an unknown land. And left us dreaming how very fair It needs must be since she lingers there

Capps, James
James Capps – Walsenburg World – March 11, 1915 – Death of Col-Sergeant James Capps – It is with much regret that we learn of the death of Col.-Sergeant James Capps, of the 4th Battalion Suffilk Regiment, who has died in a hospital in France. Col.-Sergeant Capps (“Jimmy Capps”) we called him, was in the Lowestoft Post Office, and a very capable official he was. He saw service in the South African War, and when the present war broke out he was with those who mobilized. It was only in the last week of October that a letter from him appeared in our columns asking for gifts for the Lowestoft men in his company. He leaves a widow and only child, and to her we extend fullest sympathy. Col.-Sgt. Capps was an ardent cyclist, and in the palmy days of the old North Roaders’ Cycling Club he was one of the leading spirits. The writer has ridden many hundreds of miles “saddle to saddle” with dear old “Jimmy” and this paragraph is penned in sight of a portrait group of hardened North Roaders, of which our deceased friend was one. Now he has given his life for his country. May he rest in peace. Lowestoft (England) Journal. Col.-Sgt. James Capps was a nephew of our County Superintendent, S. J. Capps.

Capps, Jennie D.
Jennie D. Capps - Chronicle News - June 14, 2016 - Jennie D. Capps, passed away at home on June 12, 2016. She was a kind and loving Mother who will be missed. She was preceded in death by parents Rita (Alvarado) and Dave Lopez, husband Frank Capps, brother Alfred Diaz, grandmother Juanita Alvarado, aunt Felicita Alvarado, uncle Pete Alvarado, and daughter in law DuWanna J. Leyba. Left to cherish her memory is her son Emil Leyba, who lovingly cared for her until her passing. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Funeral Liturgy of the Word will be Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Comi Chapel. Entombment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Capps, W. R.
W. R. Capps – Walsenburg World – October 1, 1908 – The following account of the funeral of Mr. W. R. Capps is taken from the Journal of Lowestoft, Suffolk, England. William. R. Capps was the oldest brother of Mr. S. J. Capps of this county, and the brothers had not met since 1862. The Journal says: The funeral of Mr. W. R. Capps of Lowestoft, a well-known friendly society worker, whose sudden death has been recorded, took place on Saturday afternoon in the presence of a large gathering of friendly societies and friends. The immediate family mourners were; the widow, Mr. W. T. Capps, Mr. H. J. Capps, Mrs. W. T. Capps, Mrs. E. B. Capps, and R. Capps, Mrs. J. C. Cooper, Mr. J. C. Cooper, Mr. F. G. Capps, and Mrs. F. G. Capps. The first part of the burial service was taken at St. Peter’s church where the deceased was for many years a sidesman. The coffin, covered with beautiful flowers, bore on the plate this inscription: William Robert Capps, Died September 1, 1908, Aged 67 years. The bearers were six members of the Lacon Lodge; Brothers M. J. Shenfield, H. Rowe, J. W. Bobitt, S. W. Riches, J. Garner, and J. Dare. As the coffin was born into the church the choir sang, “Rock of Ages.” The 90th Psalm was chanted and the lesson was read by Rev. J. Wolde. The rector, the Rev. A. D. Tupper Carey, standing on the chancel steps before the coffin said: Before we leave the church allow me to say just one word. We have come here not to grieve over the brother who has left us, but to thank God for his life and character and work among us. He has been happy in his life and happy in his death. In his life he worked not for himself, not for the honor and glory, but for his country, his town and his church. When he finished his work with the Railway Company he might have taken well-earned repose; but he still went on with work for the poor, for the friendly societies and for the church. As a sidesman he was always cheerful and willing and prompt in everything he did. We can never have a better sidesman than William Capps was in this church. He was happy in his death. It may seem strange where we remember that we pray in the litany, “From sudden death, good Lord deliver us.” But it did not mean that – it meant from unprepared death; and we know that our brother was prepared to die. He received his last communion on Sunday, and within two days after Christ was with him and he was with Christ. He was taken off quite suddenly, and without a lingering illness, as is often the case. So we thank God for his life and his death, and we trust and pray that Almighty God will help others to follow his example, to take up his work and do what he has done as a citizen and as a churchman. “Abide With Me,” was sung and as the coffin was born from the church preceded by the clergy and choir, and passed down the lines of sidesmen and friendly society men, the Nune Dimittis was slowly and impressively chanted. At the graveside, the obsequies were concluded by the Rector. The wreathes which completely hid the coffin and filled an open landean that came after the hearse, were sent as follows: In memory of dear father from his sorrowing widow and family. In loving memory from J. E. B. Capps and Family. With deepest sympathy from Brother Robert and family. In loving memory from Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Cooper and family. In loving memory from Brother Frank and family. With deepest sympathy from Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Greengrass (Norwich). With deep sympathy from Mr. and Mrs. A. Dexter. With sincere sympathy from Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hunt. With deepest sympathy from Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Capps. With sincere sympathy from Mr. Thomas Hobson and Miss Hall. With deep sympathy from Miss Jessie and Miss Fanny Corkham. With great regret and deep sympathy from the Mutford and Lothingland Union. With deep sympathy from the Sidesmen of St. Peters Church, Lowestoft. An expression of sympathy from the G. E. R. Employees. With fraternal sympathy from the officers and members of the Tonning and Conquering Hero Lodge 4370, M.U.I.O.O.F. In remembrance and deep sympathy from the fellow workers of the East Suffolk Provincial Guard Lodge, N.A.I.U.O.O.F. with deep sympathy from the Lowestoft Friendly Societies Medical Institute.

Caprarotta, Rodney
Rodney Caprarotta - South Bend Tribune - December 14, 2014 - Rodney G. Caprarotta, 65, passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2014, in his residence. Rodney was born November 1, 1949, in Trinidad, Colorado, to Francis and Velma (Mock) Caprarotta. Rodney is survived by his son, Timothy (Tatyana) of Las Vegas; his mother, Velma; five grandchildren, one great-grandson; brothers, Ronald, Denny (Sandy), Gary (Martha) and Robert; many nieces and nephews; and his friend, Stacey Young. Rodney was preceded in death by his father, Francis. Rodney honorably served his country in the United States Army. He was the owner/operator of The Studio Hair Salon from 1983 to 2012. Rodney then retired in 2014 from You'nique Image Salon. Cremation has taken place and services will take place at a later date in Fort Myers, Florida. St. Joseph Funeral Home, 824 S. Mayflower Rd., is assisting the family. Memorial contributions to Hospice Foundation, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545.

Caprioglio, Daniel Ronald
Daniel R. Caprioglio - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 2017 - CSU-Pueblo professor killed in crash - A 56-year-old man was struck by a vehicle and killed while riding on his bicycle early Friday morning on the highway near the Pueblo Memorial Airport. The crash occurred about 7:30 a.m. on Colorado 47 at the intersection with Pete Jimenez Parkway. According to the Colorado State Patrol, Daniel R. Caprioglio, 56, of Pueblo was riding a bicycle south on Colorado 47. Caprioglio began turning east onto Pete Jimenez directly in front of a northbound 2000 Pontiac Sunfire being driven by Carter Braune, 19, of Pueblo. The Pontiac collided with the bike and Caprioglio was ejected from the bike. Caprioglio, who was wearing a bicycle helmet, was pronounced dead on scene by the Pueblo County coroner, according to the patrol. Braune was not injured in the wreck. The patrol said neither alcohol use nor excessive speed are suspected as factors in the crash, which remains under investigation. The accident is being investigated by the patrol with the assistance of the Pueblo Police Department. Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 2017 - Daniel Ronald Caprioglio, age 56, passed away June 9, 2017. He is survived by loving family members: wife, Helen; daughters, Teresa and Ariel; son, Anthony; father, Carlos Caprioglio; stepmother, Magaly Caprioglio; brother, Roberto Caprioglio and sister-in-law, Yvette Becerra; mother-in-law, Sharon Walker; and brothers- and sisters-in-law, Chris Walker, Kari Walker, Marty Bracken, Pete Walker, Bob Breeding, Tom Walker and Tiffini Feliciano. He was preceded in death by mother, Nydia Caprioglio; and father-in-law, Jack Walker. He was born to Carlos and Nydia in 1961 in Los Angeles, Calif., and he grew up in Chatsworth, Calif. He loved to race sailboats, and completed a sailing trip with his father and brother to Hawaii from the southern coast of California in July 1981. He was employed for 24 years as a professor of biology at CSU-Pueblo (and former University of Southern Colorado). As an instructor, academic advisor and research mentor to numerous students, he was well-loved and well-respected and was recognized among his peers as a CSM outstanding faculty member in 1998, as a PHEF College Educator of the Year in 2011 and for excellence in advising in 2016. He also served as faculty athletic representative and as an assistant cross-country coach. He competed as a distance runner in cross-country, track and marathons, on teams for UCSB and UCLA, and eventually participated in events in 24 states. He participated in the 1984 and 1988 U.S. Olympic Marathon trials and on two national teams, including the 1987 World University Games in Zagreb, Yugoslavia. More recently, he enjoyed road-biking in Colorado, New Mexico, Wisconsin and Kansas, fishing at San Isabel, and Scout camping with his son and daughters. He was dearly loved, and he will be dearly missed. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, June 22, in Hoag Hall at CSU-Pueblo, with a funeral Mass held 10 a.m. Thursday, July 6, at Christ the King Parish, 1708 Horseshoe Drive.

Capritta, Andrew John
Andrew John “Rocky” Capritta - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2016 - Andrew John “Rocky” Capritta, 69, passed away Dec. 2, 2016, in Lubbock, Texas, following a lengthy battle with cancer. He is survived by his two sons, Donald Capritta and Rodney Capritta both of Everett, Wash.; granddaughter, Jennifer Capritta; great-grand-daughter, Amayra Bruch; and great-grand-son, Carter Bruch; his brother, Matthew (Cindy) Capritta; sisters, Darlene Smith, Ginger (Dave) Wood, Gina Dutcher and Bonnie Capritta; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by his parents, Matt and Adeline Capritta; and brothers-in-law, Ralph Smith and Lee Dutcher. Rocky received an Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Navy after a total of 18 years of service. He was a dedicated volunteer with the Lubbock Texas Veteran’s Administration and participated as a member of the Veteran’s Honor Guard for the past 19 years. He will be missed by his circle of friends in Lubbock, Texas. Honoring Rocky’s wishes, his body was donated to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences for the advancement of medical science and continued high level instruction for young physicians. A private family memorial service will be held. In memory of Andrew “Rocky,” the family requests that donations be made to the Amarillo Veteran’s Center, 3414 Olsen Blvd., Suite E, Amarillo, TX 79109, Veteran’s Emergency Fund #8120.

Capritta, Mary Jane
Mary Jane Capritta - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 2016 - Mary Jane Capritta left this earth to join the Heavenly Father on Feb. 10, 2016. She was born in Pueblo, Colo., on Jan. 24, 1930, to Samuel and Virginia Gagliano. She is survived by son, Andre (wife, Barbara), Arvada, Colo.; daughter, Carla (husband, Richard), Denver, Colo.; son, Anthony, Wheat Ridge, Colo.; daughter, Lucia, Aurora, Colo.; daughter, Leah (husband, Darin), Denver, Colo.; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Joseph; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Preceding her in death are her husband, Tony; parents; brothers, Peter, Carl, James; and sisters, Eva, Lucia, Faye and Bess. Mary fought, with typical courage and determination, to the end of her life. She will be dearly missed by so many. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 29, at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, 3900 Pierce St., Wheat Ridge, Colo., with reception to follow at noon at Potenza Hall, 1900 W. 38th Ave. in Denver. A wake/rosary will be held at 6 p.m. on Feb. 28, at the Denver Archdiocese at Mount Olivet, 12801 W. 44th Ave. in Wheat Ridge.

Capritta, Violet
Violet Capritta - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 2016 - Violet Capritta, 94, of Pueblo, passed away at home with her family by her side, Oct. 7, 2016. Born Sept. 11, 1922, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her parents, Angela and Nick Radakovich; husband, Andrew Capritta; and son, Nick Capritta; siblings, Mike (Virginia) Riddock, Irene (Albert) Jamnik, Daisy (Harold) Pryor, Mildred (Brian) Gentry, Dan Radakovich; in-laws, Andrew and Carmen Capritta, Matt (Adeline) Capritta, Anthony (Mary Jane) Capritta, Virginia (Tom) Whitaker and Angelo Capritta. Survived by her daughter, Carol; and very special son-in-law, Sam Genova; grandchildren, Damian (Fran) Capritta, Bret (Coral) Capritta; great-grand-children, Rayna, Nikki Dian, Angelina and Deven Capritta; and one great-great-grandchild; sisters-in-law, Stella Radakovich and Joyce Capritta; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Violet worked many years at St. Mary-Corwin and was part owner of Capritta’s Oasis, where she worked with her husband and son. She loved being with her friends and customers at the bar and loved spending time with her grandchildren when she got to see them. The family would like to thank Dr. Stjernholm and his nurse, Shirley, for always being there for us when they needed them. Thank you to her caregivers, Erika, Tara, Patricia and Connie for taking care of her and especially Irene Garcia for loving and caring for her. We do not know what we would have done without her. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, at Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Caputo, Charlie
Charlie Caputo - Chronicle News - June 19, 2013 - Charlie Caputo, 85, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away on June 14, 2013. He was born in Trinidad, Colo. He retired in 1985 from CF&I after 37 years of service. He served his country in the Korean War. Charlie was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Phyllis Caputo, who passed away in November 2004. He is survived by his son, Charles Domenic (Margaret) Caputo; and daughter, Charlene Machamer. He is also survived by one sister, Francis; and grandchildren, Michael and Matthew Caputo and Megan and Jenna Machamer; and numerous nieces, nephews, and their families. Throughout his life he was a member of the American Legion, Eagles and Knights of Columbus. He loved fishing, hunting, cooking and gardening. A rosary and viewing will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2013, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 414 W. 11th, Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Red Cross for fire victims in Colorado Springs. Call 1-800-RedCross, then #4.

Caputo, Esther Gina
Esther Gina Caputo - Inside Bay Area - Apr. 11, 2014 - Esther Gina Caputo April 15, 1933 - April 5, 2014 Resident of Oakland - Esther Gina Caputo, born April 15, 1933, passed away peacefully at her home in Oakland on April 5, 2014. Esther's own parents passed away in the very same home under her loving care. At her bedside when she passed were Esther's devoted son, Mark, and his wife, Teri. Esther was born in Trinidad, Colorado, where her father, an Italian immigrant who fought in World War I as an American, labored in the mines. Esther moved to California in 1947 and lived most of her life near Piedmont Avenue. Fiercely independent, Esther was a single mother who managed to put her son through Catholic school at nearby St. Leo's. Esther worked for Peter Pan Candy and later the McKesson Corporation, driving a forklift for 32 years. In fact, she was the first female forklift driver at McKesson. She later worked as a caregiver for 20 years at Piedmont Gardens. In the mid-1950s, Esther and her friend Sylvia Hanley thought nothing of flying down to Los Angeles to hear Miles Davis, Elvis Presley and others perform. The two major forces in Esther's life were her father and her son, Mark. Esther was at her happiest when she was giving to others. People were her hobby. She was a devout Catholic who attended mass at St. Leo's every Saturday. She was also very active in the Piedmont Avenue community and with friends at Piedmont Gardens. Esther was one of six children; only her brother, Frank "Chico" Caputo, survives. In addition to her son, Mark, and his wife, Teri, Esther is survived by her son, Robert, her granddaughters, Teilyn and Thea, three nieces and two nephews. Esther is also survived by her good friend Madeline Serles and her oldest friend, Irene Mazza of Trinidad, Colorado. Esther will be remembered for her sense of humor, warmth and endless giving heart. She will be dearly missed. A mass will be held at the Church of St. Leo the Great on Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, on Friday, April 25, 2014, at 10 a.m. Interment follows at St. Mary's Cemetery, 4529 Howe Street, Oakland, at 11:30 a.m.

Caputo, Mary F.
Mary F. Caputo - Chronicle News - July 4, 2012 - Mary F. Caputo, age 83, passed away on July 2, 2012 at Mt. San Rafael Hospital after a brief illness. Preceding her in death is husband Silvio J. Caputo in 1983. Survivors include sons Jim Caputo, Littleton, Silvio (Rosalie) Caputo, Pueblo, grandchildren Regina Caputo, Germany, Alicia (Michael) Bertoli, Santa Fe, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. At Mary's request, cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass will be Friday, July 6, 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.

Caputo, Phyllis Mae
Phyllis Mae Caputo - Chronicle News - November 23, 2004 - Phyllis Mae Caputo, 72, passed away November 20, 2004, in Pueblo. Survived by her husband Charles Caputo of the family home; children, Charlene Machamer of San Diego, Calif., and Charles Caputo of Scottsdale, Ariz.; grandchildren Megan and Jenna Machamer, and Michael A. and Matthew C. Caputo; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Domenic and Jennie Cesario. Phyllis was born March 12, 1932, in Trinidad and was a longtime Pueblo resident. Member of Holy Family Church where she was a member of the altar society. Phyllis enjoyed crocheting and crafts. She will lie in state at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 23, followed by recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 24, 2004, at Holy Family Church, 2827 Lakeview Ave., Pueblo, with the Reverend Father Ben Bacino as celebrant. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make memorials to Parkinson’s Research, c/o Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main, Pueblo, CO 81003.

Caputo, Tony Anthony
Tony Anthony Caputo - Chronicle News - January 26, 2004 - Tony Anthony Caputo, age 82, passed away at Mt. San Rafael hospital on January 23, 2004. He was born in Segundo, Colorado on December 28, 1921 to Carmelo “Catherine” (Dannil) and Vincenz “Jim” Caputo. Tony served in the United States Marine Corps during WWII. He was employed by the City of Trinidad Power Plant for many years and was a supervisor of a County Road crew until his retirement. He loved to garden, care for his animals and make wine. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. Preceding him in death are parents Catherine and Jim Caputo; wife Sofia Caputo; brother Sylvio Joe; and sister Mary Caputo. Survivors are sons Dave (Marta) Caputo, Santa Fe, NM, Anthony F. Caputo, Denver, CO; brother Charlie (Phyllis) Caputo, Pueblo; sisters Frances Sturiale, New Jersey, Pauline McCane, Ohio; sister-in-law Betty Rea, Raton, NM; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Monday, from 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be recited Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 9:15 a.m. at the Comi Funeral Home followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church with Fr. Gene Renard as celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery in Aguilar. Honorary pallbearers are Tony Massarotti and Luis Lopez. Active pallbearers are Carlos Lopez, Luisito Lopez, Bob Hamlin, Dickie Laner, Tom Lucas, and Rick Rhodes. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Carara, Ronald H.
Ronald H. Carara - Pueblo Chieftain - January 4, 2015 - Ronald H. Carara, 77, went to the angels on Dec. 31, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Enos and Estella Carara; and brother, Eugene Carara. Survived by his wife, of 58 years, Florence Carara; son, Ricky (Vicki) Carara; daughter, Renee (Dave) Shimanek; grandchildren, Christina Crispi (Antonio Caro), Jonathan (Stephanie) Crispi, Andrew (Ashley) Carara and Jeffrey Carara; great-grandchildren, Antonio, Monica, Anthony, Giovanni, Ava Ann, Aiden, Khloe and Adrian; brother, Warren (Barbara) Carere; sister-in-law, Wilma Carara; brother, Richard (Shirley) Carara; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ron worked at CF&I Steel Corp. for 40 years as a mechanical millwright. He was the 12th man for the Denver Broncos. John Elway was his favorite player of all time. He loved hunting, fishing, camping and traveling with his wife and family. He loved flying to Laughlin to gamble with his friends. He also loved sharing his knowledge of his life experiences with his family. Family would like to thank Dr. Alonzo Pacheco and his staff, also Dr. Charles Kessler and his staff for the wonderful and attentive care of Dad during his fight with melanoma. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at T.G. McCarthy Chapel. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Carara, Shirley A.
Shirley A. Carara - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2015 - Shirley A. Carara, 80, went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 24, 2015. She was preceded in death by her son, Scott; parents, John and Mary Tomsick; and sister, Nina Lee Tomsick. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Richard; children, Michael (Shelley) Carara, Cynthia (Mark) Bragazzi, Debra (Dan) Mason, Mary Carara, J.D. (Cindy) Carara; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; siblings, John, Sharon, Judy, Annie; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Shirley will be missed by all who knew her. At the family’s request, no food or flowers. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. today at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, St. Paul Catholic Church in Pueblo West, with interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Carara, William M.
William M. Carara - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 2015 - William M. Carara, 90, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 16, 2015. Survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Charlotte Carara; children, Barbara (Jackson) Lamb of Denver, Colo.; Bill (Kathy) Carara of Pueblo, Colo.; Van (Evelyn) Carara of Littleton, Colo.; Tom (Maureen) Carara of Parker, Colo.; Mary Claire (Dave) Genova of Denver, Colo.; grandchildren, John (Jody) Reenan, Robbie (Brittany) Reenan, Todd Reenan, Kari (Mark) Monack, Brian Minogue, Wes Carara, Kyle Carara, Katie (Matt) Johnson, Matt Carara, Jenna Carara; and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Charles Carara. Born and raised in Pueblo, he graduated from Pueblo Catholic High School in 1943 and served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. Bill earned his B.S. in business administration from the University of Denver. He took over the family business, Carara Painting & Decorating, in 1950. He was a life member of BPO Elks No. 90. Rosary at 1:30 p.m., funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with full military honors. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Eternal Word Television Network or St. Mary Catholic Church.

Caravajal, Joseph
Joseph Caravajal - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 2017 - Joseph Caravajal, 91. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Carbajal, Angel A.
Angel A. Carbajal - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 2014 - Angel A. Carbajal, 73, passed away Oct. 16, 2014. Survived by his wife, Carmen (Silva) Carbajal; his children, Debbie Carbajal and Ron Carbajal; several grandchildren, other relatives and friends. At his request, cremation has taken place. No services.

Carbajal, Jennie
Jennie Carbajal - The Daily Sentinel - January 25, 2006 - Jennie Carbajal August 21, 1919 - January 21, 2006 Our Mother, Jennie Carbajal of Fruita, CO went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on January 21, 2006, surrounded by her loving family. She entered this world August 21, 1919 born to Pedro and Cecilio Hernandez in Hermanas, New Mexico. She lived in Dawson and Starkville then became a resident of Mesa County in 1930. She married Pilar (Pete) Carbajal in Moab, Utah, June 1, 1940. Jennie was preceded in death by her husband, two sons Johnny and Pete Jr., step-son Rudolpho Carbajal, step- daughter Eleanor Archuleta, daughter Dolores Roybal, and brother Cecilio Hernandez. Jennie is survived by daughters Stella (Larry) Murray, Vernal, Utah; Carmen (Larry) McDowell, Colorado Springs; Connie (Ron) Dalrymple, Salida; Tina Carbajal-White (Michael W.), Fruita, and two sons, Joseph (Bill Hasser) Carbajal, Denver; and Rudolph (Char) Carbajal, Westminister; sister Patsy Garcia, Grand Junction; 22 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Jennie loved working in her flower garden, and with her houseplants. She enjoyed cooking for her family, especially making tamales at Christmas. She crocheted many doilies for all her children and friends. She was especially proud of her volunteer work for the HeadStart Program in Fruita. She had a wonderful sense of humor and shared it with us until the end. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was very devoted in her Catholic Faith. Jennie was a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Fruita. She will be sadly missed by all. A viewing will take place on Tuesday, January 24 from 5-6 PM with a Rosary starting at 6:00 PM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Fruita. A Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 25 at the Church. Arrangements entrusted to Snell-McLean Funeral Home.

Carbajal, Juliana
Juliana Stefanie Carbajal - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2016 - Juliana Stefanie Carbajal, 6 months, passed away Aug. 19, 2016, in Denver, Colo. Survived by her parents, Julian and Misty Medina Carbajal; and other family members who loved her dearly. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Angelus Chapel.

Carberry, George E
George E Carberry - Dignity Memorial - April 22, 2014 - George E Carberry, 82, of Denver, passed quietly on April 20, 2014, surrounded by family. He was born in Denver and grew up in West Denver, attending St. Joseph's School and Church, grades 1 – 12. While in high school, George played football, baseball and was a boxer, as well as sports editor for the school newspaper. George continued to actively attend St. Joseph's annual class reunions throughout his life. After graduation, he served in the Colorado National Guard, and briefly attended Trinidad Junior College before enlisting in the Navy. He served on the USS Henrico, transporting troops during the Korean War. When he was stationed at Treasure Island in California, he played baseball on the Naval baseball team. He married Patricia, and together they had 5 children. They were married for 61 years. George worked as a journeyman plumber and was an active 50-year member of the Plumbers Local #3, where his duties included being a Business Agent. He was also a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters International Association. During his career, George worked for Denver county, and as a manager, assisted in the transition of the Plumbing shop from Stapleton to DIA. After completing that major task, he retired. Throughout his life, George participated in adult softball and bowling leagues. He especially enjoyed camping and fishing with his children. His life-long friends, Ken Milne, Frank Pomponio, Mac Marshall, Chuck Brown, Jim Eberley, and Jack McNellis were a regular feature in his life. They, along with their wives, gathered often to celebrate holidays, special occasions and just be together. He was active in the Hyland Hills Men's Golf Club, and for many years coached youth for Perl Mack/Hyland Hills Football and Baseball leagues. After his retirement 20 years ago, he maintained a variety of interests, including travel, reading, enjoying his children's and grandchildren's various activities. He also enjoyed any time spent with his numerous friends. George's life was full, and he was an endearing man who touched the lives of countless people. He will be deeply missed by those who knew him. He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia; children, George M. (Julia), Stephen P. (Patty), Valerie A. and Brian R. (Lesley) Carberry; grandchildren, Brendan, Leanne, Abigail and Rachel; great-grandchild, Adrian; siblings, Robert, Edward and Mary Pat; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. George was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Josephine; daughter, Christine; brother, Joseph; and sisters, Kathleen and Rita. A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 10:00 am at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 3900 Pierce Street, Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033. Friends are welcome to make donations in honor of George to any charity of your choice.

Carbonato, Paulo
Paulo Carbonato – Walsenburg World – May 3, 1900 – Killed in the Mine – Word was received here last Friday morning that a miner had been killed in the New Rouse Mines. Immediately after dinner Coroner Rice, Sheriff Farr, and Deputy District Attorney Halbert left for the camp. An investigation by the coroner showed that the dead miner was Paulo Carbonato, a native of Valperga, Italy; that he had been in this country about 16 years, leaving a wife and five or six children in Italy. It was found by the coroner’s jury that Carbonato had left the place where he was assigned to work and in the language of the miners “gone more than 14 feet back from the face of his room and was working on the gob side” and as a result a huge rock came down on him crushing his life out. Coroner Rice took charge of his effects, which were few, and notified the Italian Consul Dr. Cuneo of Denver. The body was buried on Saturday.

Carbondale, J. A. (Baby of)
Baby Carbondale – Walsenburg World – November 25, 1892 – On the 18th babe of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Carbondale died, age 2 weeks. The burial took place on Sunday. Mr. Carbondale was telegraphed at New Castle where he is working but probably failed to receive the message as he was not present.

Card, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Dorothea Strobel Schoenfeld Card - Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home - April 22, 2015 - Elizabeth Dorothea Strobel Schoenfeld Card, "Elly", our beautiful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away peacefully on April 19, 2015 exactly one week following her eighty-third birthday, staying with us until she knew her youngest great-grandson had safely arrived. Born April 12, 1932 in New York City, Elly was the third child and "baby of the family" of Josef Alois Strobel and Gybertje (Bep) Slieker, immigrants from Czechoslovakia and the Netherlands, respectively. Elly was proud of her pioneering parents who came to America, the land she loved, but also cherished the heritage of her ancestors and passed the traditions, customs and stories from the old countries down to her children, grandchildren and now to her great-grandchildren. Elly grew up on the east coast moving west to Arizona and then to Utah as a junior in high school. She graduated from East High School in Salt Lake City, Utah and spent most of her adult life there—but always considered herself a "New Yorker." Elly possessed an ardor for learning and education, for travel, for art and for history. A writer by both passion and trade, she earned a degree in Journalism from the University of Utah where she affiliated with Delta Delta Delta and went on to work as a reporter for the Deseret News in Salt Lake City, Utah for 20 years. She was the first woman editor of the Soroptimist International Magazine, was a member of the National League of Pen Women, wrote and published numerous articles and books and received many awards through the years for her journalistic endeavors. A collector of all things beautiful, Elly's home was adorned with treasures from around the world. Her hands were never still for she always had a project, whether refinishing antiques, creating stained glass, quilting, cooking, painting, sewing, gardening or writing. Elly loved people of all ages and all sorts and especially enjoyed a good laugh. As all who knew her can attest: she was the life of the party, bringing laughter and smiles to those around her even to her last days. Two of her beloved great-grandchildren, Ella and Carson, came weekly to "clean" her house and she entertained them, working on puzzles, playing pranks and reading together. Elly maintained friendships with all her cousins in Europe, and with her childhood friends, writing often to many people around the world. She continued the genealogical work her mother had been so devoted to and was instrumental in securing records for genealogical research from many small villages in the Czech Republic. Elly married James Stanley Schoenfeld , June 5, 1950. Stan and Elly became the proud parents of three children, Mark (deceased 1982) Jamie (Preston) Naylor, and Marilee (Bill Campbell) Nickelson. (Stan and Elly divorced in 1988.) Elly was overjoyed to find the "love of her life," William (Bill) Cummings Card whom she wed in 1991. Their marriage was solemnized in the Bountiful, Utah, LDS Temple. Bill and Elly traveled the world and loved and laughed together for seven wonderful years. Elly cared for Bill as he fought a courageous two-year battle against cancer—he so wished to stay with his dear Elly. He died in 1998. A life long and faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints, Elly's belief in the hereafter was steadfast, her love of our Savior Jesus Christ full of gratitude and awe. Our beautiful, intelligent mother taught us to love learning, to value education, to appreciate freedom, to see the beauty in the world around us. She loved her ten grandchildren, Jenny (Nathan) Richards, Jason Naylor (Julie Wicks), Sarah (Justin) Browne, Laura Naylor (Trey Beck), Matthew Naylor, Andrew Naylor, Emilee Naylor, Anna (Jeff) Greenwood, Katie Nickelson, Molly (Nick) Maestas, and each adored their unique and vibrant grandmother. There was never a dull moment when Grandma was around. She has left the wonderful legacy of a life lived to its fullest to her ten great-grandchildren, Grant, Jack, Ella, Caroline, Carson, Asher, Ruby, Shylah, Zander, and her great grandson Brock who was born just hours before her death. During the later part of her life, Elly lived in Colorado near her younger daughter Marilee and her daughters, Anna, Katie and Molly who all lovingly and devotedly cared for her as she gradually became affected by dementia. Elly lived an exuberant life, always finding joy and laughter, and persevering through adversity with grace. Preceding her in death were her beloved husband, Bill Card, her parents, her son Mark, her sister JoAnn Hibberd and her brother Edwin Strobel. We love you, Elly, and will miss your smiling face! In her memory, the family would be grateful for contributions to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, CFF.

Cardenas, Andres I.
Andres I. Cardenas - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 2014 - Andres I. Cardenas, 76, passed away on Oct. 9, 2014. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel.

Cardenas, Celia
Celia E. Cardenas - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 2016 - Celia E. Cardenas, 90, passed away Jan. 7, 2016. She was born Aug. 6, 1925, in Ocate, N.M., to Antonio J. and Esther V. Duran, who preceded her in death; along with her husband, Trinidad Cardenas; brother, Joseph Duran; and sister, Delia Vigil. She loved the outdoors, taking care of her grandchildren, vacationing and being with her family. She was a promoter of the Association of the Miraculous Medal for 70 years. Celia is survived by her children, Robert B. Cardenas, John A. Cardenas, Thelma C. Cardenas, Samuel T. Cardenas and Joseph M. Cardenas; brother, Manuel O. Duran; sister, Doris Featherstone; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives and friends. Rosary, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, with Mass to follow at 11 a.m., both at St. Leander Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Cardenas, Charles
Charles Cardenas - Pueblo Chieftain - April 9, 1988 - Robbery is the suspected motive in the April 9, 1988, homicide of Charles Cardenas. The 67-year-old was found dead in his Bessemer home by a grandson. Cardenas' throat had been slashed, his wallet was missing and it's possible other sums of cash were taken from the home. Pueblo Chieftain - May 5, 2015 - Garcia’s murder and two similar ones in 1988 had elderly Puebloans worried. In both of those cases, elderly victims had their throats slashed during robbery attempts. One victim, Charles Cardenas, 67, was found dead in the living room of his home on the 1200 block of Cedar Street in April 1988. His murder remains unsolved.

Cardenas, Cora
Cora Cardenas - Huerfano World - March 5, 2015 - Cora Cardenas, of Pueblo, CO, formerly of Walsenburg, peacefully entered into rest surrounded by her loving family, March 3, 2015 at St. Mary Corwin Medical Center, in Pueblo, CO. She was born March 19, 1923 in Farisita, CO to Maria and Jose Peralta. She was 91 years of age. Cora is survived by sons; George (Leona) Cardenas of Pueblo, CO, Ernie (Elizabeth) Cardenas of Cozad, NE, grandchildren, John Cardenas of Colorado Springs, CO, Kyle Cardenas of North Platte, NE, and Aleesha Cardenas of Cozad, NE; great-grandchildren, Willow of North Platte, NE and Gavyn Cardenas of Cozad, NE, Ryleigh Coca and Gianna Coca of Pueblo, CO; Sisters Maria (Manuel) Archuleta of Gardner, CO, Ernestine Padia of Denver, CO and Viola Cardenas of Pueblo, CO. She was preceded in death by her parents, Maria and Jose Peralta, and her four other siblings; and husband, Ernest Elfido Cardenas. Cora was always happy and smiling. She was always there for everyone who needed her. She was a mother figure to many and had a very forgiving heart. Cora loved dancing, and enjoyed being a homemaker. She was loved and will be greatly missed. A beautiful funeral service was held Monday March 9, 2014 at St. Mary Catholic Church followed by a burial at the Farisita Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Johnson-Romero Family Funeral Home.

Cardenas, Filomena
Filomena Martinez – Walsenburg World – February 16, 1904 – Death of Mrs. Filomena Cardenas – The death of Filomena Cardenas which we mentioned in our issue of the 12th, came as a shock to a wide circle of her acquaintances, who remember her as a bride a year ago. She was the daughter of Pablo and Felista Urtado of Bear Creek and married to J. J. Cardenas, son of J. F. and Beniga Cardenas of Crestones on February 16, making their home at Crestones. After an illness of two weeks, during which time everything that love and skill could do to save her life was done but to no purpose, and just a year from when she entered the house is a bride she left it for all time. Funeral services were held in the Catholic Church at Crestones and the burial was in the Catholic Cemetery at the same place. The body being attended to its final resting place by one of the largest funeral processions ever known in the country. Walsenburg World – February 12, 1904 – Died at her home in Crestones Monday, February 8, 1904, at 5:00 p.m. Mrs. Jann Cardenas, age 19 years. She was the daughter of Pablo Urtado. Funeral services were held Tuesday at interment was made in the cemetery at Malachite.

Cardenas, Gerald Adrian
Gerald Adrian (Nash) Cardenas - Chronicle News - March 10, 2011 - Gerald Adrian (Nash) Cardenas born Nov. 27, 1956 passed onto our Lord March 6, 2011 in Denver Colo. He was preceded in death by his parents Joe and Tomasita Cardenas. He is survived by his companion Kathy Martinez, son, Jerry (Cheyenne) Martinez, Five Grandchildren, Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Mass will be held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Aguilar, Colo. Followed by burial at Trujillo Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers are Jerry Martinez, Vernon Vigil, Tom Vigil, Michael Vigil, Orlando Vigil Jr., and Ron Vigil. Donations for the family can be given at Wells Fargo Bank under Gerald Adrian (Nash) Cardenas Memorial Fund 1-800-869-3557.

Cardenas, Joe M.
Joe M. Cardenas - Chronicle News - July 17, 2003 - Joe M. Cardenas, age 77, passed away on July 14, 2003. He was born August 25, 1925 to Sam and Celia Cardenas of Trujillo Creek, Colorado. On July 31, 1950 he was united in marriage to Tomasita Vigil. They spent all of their lives in the Aguilar area. Joe worked for the county as a heavy equipment operator. He worked on many roads in Las Animas county. After Joe’s retirement, he enjoyed raising alfalfa and cattle. He was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Aguilar. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, sister Louise Barajas and brothers Dominick, Charlie, Fred, Frank, Felix and Lee. He is survived by his loving wife, Tomasita of the family home, son Gerald Adrian (Kathleen) Cardenas, brothers Toby Cardenas and Tom Cardenas, all of Denver, grandson Jerry Martinez, great-grandchildren James and Alyssia Martinez, and numerous relatives and friends. Visitation will take place on Friday, July 18 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. A Rosary Service will follow at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, July 19, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Church in Aguilar. Interment will follow at Trujillo Creek Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Daniel Borrego, Joey Andreatta, Gene Vecellio, Brad Vecellio, Rick Vecellio and Ernest Madrid. Honorary pallbearers are Daniel Vigiil, Paul Martinez, John Fodor, Carl Sciacca, John Kleinbach and Tony Vecellio. The family may be contacted at P.O. Box 499, Aguilar, Colorado 81020. The family of Joe M. Cardenas has entrusted the arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Cardenas, Joyce
Joyce Cardenas - Chronicle News - June 26, 2007 - Joyce Cardenas, age 52, died April 30, 2007. She was born June 6, 1954. Survivors include husband Raymond Cardenas, daughter Diane (Pete) Gallegos, son George (Terri) Manzanares, daughter Vivian (Doug) Cardenas, twelve grandchildren, one great-grandson, siblings Roseanna (Jim) Gold of Penrose, Susan (Joe) Sepulveda of Denver, Emily Gallegos of Denver, Joe (Wendy) Martinez of Pueblo, Bernadette Valdez and Mike Danforth of Denver, Raymond (Esther) Martinez of Trinidad and Christine (Mark) Ritz of Pueblo, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, god-children and friends. She was preceded in death by her father Bennie, Maxine Martinez, and mother Maria Crespin (David). Memorial services will be held at Holy Trinity Church on Friday, June 29, 2007 at 10:00 AM.

Cardenas, Lee
Lee Cardenas - Chronicle News - October 20, 2004 - Lee Cardenas, age 78, passed away October 15, 2004. He was born July 23, 1926 in Trujillo Creek, Colo. Preceded in death by parents, Edumenio and Elvira Cardenas, and brother Charles C. Cardenas. Survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Rose; daughters, Mary Cardenas, Joann (Kenny) Garbiso; sons, Bob (Eileen) Cardenas, Jim (Jeanette) Cardenas of Pueblo, David (Heather) Cardenas of Denver; grandchildren, Freda, Jamie, Kenny, Christine, Carly, Justin and Draven; great-granddaughter Santina; sister Mary Hurtado of Cokedale, Colo.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Lee retired in 1988 from CF&I Steel Corporation with 42 years service. Funeral service will be Wednesday, October 20, 2004 at St. Anthony’s Church, located in Aguilar, Colo. Eulogy reading at 10:45 a.m. followed by mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Trujillo Creek Community Cemetery, located in Trujillo Creek. Friends and family will be received at St. Anthony’s Parish Hall following interment.

Cardenas, Michael Anthony
Michael A. Cardenas - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2016 - Michael Anthony Cardenas. Sunrise, Dec. 29, 1957. Sunset, May 18, 2016. Resident of Denver, formerly of Pueblo. Arrangements pending. Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 2016 - Michael A. Cardenas. Memorial for family and friends, 6 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2016, American Legion, 2420 E. Santa Fe Drive, Pueblo.

Cardenas, Thomas
Thomas Cardenas – Walsenburg World – June 1, 1916 – Trinidad Ranchman Killed – Trinidad, Colorado – Thomas Cardenas, 46, prominent rancher in the Trujillo Creek district of northwestern Las Animas County, was instantly killed when he stepped outdoors from his house. The slayer had been lying in wait, concealed on a hill 200 yards from the ranch house, with a high-power rifle. The bullet struck Cardenas in the back, near his left shoulder, and ranged downward through the heart. Sheriff’s posses have been unable to trace the assassin. Not even a footprint has been found in the vicinity of the hill from which the bullet was fired, and it is believed the slayer removed his shoes to prevent his being followed.

Cardenas, Tomasita E.
Tomasita E. Cardenas - Chronicle News - May 23, 2005 - Tomasita E. Cardenas, age 78, died May 18, 2005 in Pueblo, CO. Born July 25, 1926 in Trujillo Creek, CO, to Louis and Bersabe (Lopez) Vigil. She was married to Joe Cardenas on July 31, 1950 in Delagua, CO. She was a lifetime resident of Aguilar and a member of St Anthony’s Catholic Church. She was a volunteer at the Spanish Peaks Fire Dept. Auxiliary, a member of the Iota Phi Sigma sorority, a member of Trujillo Creek Community Cemetery, and an avid Broncos fan. She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband Joe Cardenas. Also sisters Felicita Garcia and Tillie Maes, and brothers Delfino, Frank and Antonio. Survived by son Adrian (Kathy) Cardenas; two sisters Edith Ortiz, Aguilar, and Lupita Passarelli, Pueblo, CO; brothers Orlando Vigil, Aguilar CO, and Louis (Bernice) Vigil, Montrose, CO; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Pallbearers will be Frankie Vigil, Paul Martinez, Johnny Vigil, Delfino Vigil, Ty Ortiz, and Norman Gonzales. Visitation will be Monday, May 23, 2005 from 2 pm to 6 pm at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Rosary will be held at 9:30 am Tuesday, May 24, 2005 followed by the funeral mass at 10 am at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Aguilar, with Fr. Phil Coury officiating. Burial will follow at the Trujillo Creek Cemetery. The family of Tomasita E. Cardenas has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Cardinalle, Baldasse
Baldasse Cardinalle – Walsenburg World – July 8, 1909 – Died in prior, Colorado, on Sunday, July 4, 1909, Baldasse Cardinalle, age 2 years and 8 months of scarlet fever.

Cardinaly, Margaret
Margaret (Patti) Cardinaly - Pueblo Chieftain - January 24, 2016 - Margaret (Patti) Cardinaly, 89, passed away Jan. 21, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl “Kelly” Cardinaly; son, Carl “Cal” Cardinaly; parents, Sam and Laura Patti; siblings, Matilda Nedelcheff, Jennie Spitz, Joseph Patti, Lawrence Patti, Marie Vidmar, Savior Patti, John Patti, Elizabeth Oakley, Sam Patti II; nieces, Paula Sue Vidmar, Savanna Raye Patti; nephew, William Patti; special cousins, Paskie and Betty Vitale. Margaret is survived by daughter, Anita M. Cardinaly Smith; grandchildren, Carl Kelly Smith, Sean Smith, Jeanine (Pepe) Smith Sanchez; great-grandsons, Thomas and Peyton Sanchez; nieces and nephews; special pet, Ziggy; special friends, Laura Gavato and Paulette Sanchez. She was a graduate of Centennial High School, Class of 1943 and Seton School of Nursing with an RN degree, Class of 1946. She worked at St. Mary Hospital and Parkview Hospital. She was a school nurse for 22 years with School District 60. She taught the health program for 10 years at PCC in the vocational education area. Margaret was a docent for Rosemount Museum, Daughters of Isabella and Holy Family Parish. Special thank you to Dr. J. Todd White and nurse Terrie, Touchstone Health, for their love and dedication all of those years; staff at Sangre de Cristo Hospice, especially nurse, Molly Quintana, who was with us ‘til the end. In lieu of flowers and food, donations may be made to Susan G. Komen Foundation or Wet Mountain Wildlife, 743 Crestview Drive, Florence, CO 81226. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Jan. 27, 2016, at Holy Family Parish. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Cardona, Teresa M.
Teresa M. Cardona - The Daily Sentinel - May 1, 2013 - Teresa M. Cardona July 17, 1922 – April 27, 2013 Teresa M. Cardona passed away at Hospice of Western Colorado on April 27, 2013. She was 90 years old, but don't tell anyone her age; she did not like that! Teresa was born in Trinidad, Colorado on July 17, 1922, to Samuel Montoya and Maclovia (Lucero) Montoya. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfonso Cardona, Jr., and grandson, Christopher Cardona. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Delia Montoya, and Mary Suazo, and one brother, Sam Montoya, Jr. She spent her early part of life in Trinidad, Colorado and later moved to Loma, Colorado. She married Alfonso Cardona, Jr., on April 6, 1944. They had two sons, Robert A. Cardona (Rachel), and Samuel D. Cardona (Esther), and two daughters, Donna L. Echave, and Carol Jean Dinges. Alfonso passed away in 2001. Teresa loved to go camping, fishing, dancing and enjoyed reading. BUT her family was her whole love of life. Teresa is survived by her children and grandchildren, Rob Echave, Don Cardona, Scott Cardona and Jason Cardona, and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Lena Martinez, Rachel Salazar and Virginia "Ginger" Martinez. Services will be held at St. Joseph's Church on Friday, May 3 at 11:00 a.m. Rosary will be held at Callahan-Edfast on Thursday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m. with viewing from 5:00 to 6:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction, CO 81506.

Cardoza, Cathy
Cathy Cardoza - Chronicle News - February 4, 2014 - Cathy Cardoza, of Aguilar, Colorado, passed away Friday, January 31, 2014 in Pueblo, Colorado after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was 49. She was born in Denver, Colorado on May 20, 1964 the daughter of Betty Lou (Ibanez) and Vince Barajas. Cathy was employed in Denver, Colorado as a CAN for several years. She had many hobbies including knitting, and crocheting. She liked to fish and camp, watch crime stories and she loved to cook. Cathy was a San Francisco 49's fan. Her gentle ways and kindness will be missed by all who knew her. Preceding her in death are mother Betty Lou Barajas, infant twin sister Tina, brother Steven Barajas, grandparents Helen Villarreal and Sylvia and Joe Barajas. Survivors are father Vince Barajas, Aguilar, children Daniella Barajas, Denver, Manuel Barajas, Denver, husband, Harry James Bargas, Denver, brother Eddie (Jessica) Barajas, Denver, grandchildren, De'Angelo, Sammie, Steven, Denise Deneiyah, niece, Valerie, nephew Eddie Jr., numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Comi Chapel and Friday from 9 a.m.-9:30 a.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Aguilar, Co. Funeral Services will be Friday, February 7, 2014 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with Rosary at 9:30 a.m. followed by Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. following services, cremation with private inurnment at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Cardwell, Harold
Harold Cardwell – Walsenburg World – July 7, 1903 – Harold, the seven-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Cardwell of Pueblo, was drowned in the north side reservoir last Thursday just before noon.

Cargis, Sam
Sam Cargis – Walsenburg World – December 19, 1907 – Miner Killed – Sam Cargis, a Greek miner was killed Tuesday morning by fall of rock in a coal mine at Delagua. The body was sent to Pueblo for burial. Cargis was 25 years old and unmarried.

Caricato, Betty Jean
Betty Jean Caricato - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 2015 - Betty Jean Caricato, 74, passed away May 19, 2015, at her home in Broomfield, Colo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Caricato. Survived by her daughters, Lisa Caricato and Pamela (Jon) Caricato-Webb; and her grandchildren, Anthony and Nickolas Webb. Celebration of Life will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 7, 2015, at St. Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut St., Boulder.

Carkner, Judine
Judine Anselmo Carkner - Colorado Springs Gazette – June 5, 2012 - Judine Anselmo Carkner, 57, died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at her home in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Judine was born on December 20, 1954, in Trinidad, Colorado, to Thomas and Anna Anselmo. The family moved to Colorado Springs in 1965 where she attended and graduated from St. Mary's High School. She continued her education at Southern Colorado State College in Pueblo, Colorado. Judine married her former husband, Dan, in 1994. Judine was currently employed part time at Chefs Catalog and View Pointe. Throughout her short life, she had the opportunity to experience a variety of work experiences: The City of Colorado Springs, the Air Force Academy, the Olympic Training Center, the Gazette, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, School District #11, and Peterson Air Force Base. Judine loved gardening and anxiously waited for spring to arrive so she could get her hands dirty in the soil. She was also an excellent cook! (We will sure miss her specialties: chicken enchiladas and lemon lush.) She loved animals especially her best friend, Maggie, her dog of fourteen years. Judine enjoyed camping, fishing, and boating. She loved to be in God's creation in our beautiful Rocky Mountains. Family and friends were very important to Judine, and we enjoyed many fun, family dinners and celebrated many special occasions together. Her extraordinary generosity, kindness, and loving spirit will be greatly missed. Judine was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Anna Anselmo; her maternal and paternal grandparents; her sister, Sylvia; and her nephew, Anthony Anselmo. Survivors include her brothers: Tom Anselmo (Kathy), Frank Anselmo (Vicki), John Anselmo (Marilyn); her sisters: Ann Marie Gordon-Lohaus (Tom) and Mary Helen Miller. She was a very special aunt to Andrea McGary (James), Christina Krusiewicz (Kevin), Angela McNett (Jason), Gina Hirsch (David), Patrick Gordon (Jennifer), Daniel Gordon (Gina), Kathleen Callbeck, Jason Rhue (Kelly), Jared Rhue (Tess), and Erika Miller. Judine is also survived by Dan Carkner, her former husband, many aunts, uncles, and cousins. A Memorial Fund has been established in the name of Judine Anselmo Carkner. Contributions can be made at any of the ENT Federal Credit Union locations. Services are scheduled at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 3122 Poinsettia Drive 80907. The Rosary and the Eulogy will begin at 9:30 AM, and the Mass is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM. Immediately following the Mass, a reception will be held at Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, 926 Farragut Avenue 80909, a short distance from the service.

Carleo, Angelo A.
Angelo A. Carleo - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2015 - Angelo A. Carleo, 81, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2015, with family at his side. Angelo, affectionately known as Red, was a veteran of the Army and worked many years at AG Grocers and Five Star Bar. Angelo spent the last several years in Fort Worth, Texas, close to his son and grandson, who brought him great joy in his last years. He was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Susan; wife, Eileen; parents, Jerry and Catherine Carleo; brother, Louis Carleo; and nephew, Thomas Carleo. Survivors, son, Michael (Tara); grandson, Colin; sister-in-law, Dorothy Carleo; nieces, nephews, stepdaughters and grandchildren. Rosary, 5 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015, at Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Carleo, Daniel Edward
Daniel Edward Carleo - Pueblo Chieftain - October 2, 2016 - Daniel Edward Carleo, 59, passed quietly with his family at his side on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, the Feast Day of Saint Michael the Archangel. Daniel is survived by his wife of 34 years, Marla; and his children, Alexandra, Zachary and David. Also cherishing their memories of him are his beloved mother, Dorothy Carleo; brother, Gerald (Sharon) Carleo; sister, Janis (Walt) Pickard; sister-in-law, Paula Carleo (Thomas deceased); and brother-in-law, Anthony (Sherry) Fossceco. Daniel was a loving uncle to Laura Fossceco, Nicholas (Alicia) Carleo, Brandon Carleo, Ryan Carleo, Derek Carleo, Courtney Pickard, Geoff Pickard, and Grant and Stephany Pickard. He was preceded in death by his father, Louis Carleo; his brother, Thomas Carleo; and his mother and father-in-law, Alven and Josephine Fossceco. Daniel was born in Pueblo, at St. Mary Corwin Medical Center on Jan. 30, 1957. He graduated from Central High School in 1975 and from CSU-Fort Collins in 1979. Daniel had been a CPA since 1982. He established his own firm in 1996. He recently sold his business to his dedicated associates and dear friends, Jane Urenda, and Greg Jones. Dan’s most important priorities in his life were his love for God, family, and friends. His loving generosity to his family, friends, and anyone in need, displayed his deep and everlasting love for our Lord Jesus Christ. Dan met his challenges with Multiple Sclerosis with faith, courage and humor. He had a special devotion to the rosary and recited it daily. Daniel enjoyed being a part of many different organizations and committees over the years. Some of his most fulfilling roles were serving as a Confirmation Teacher at the Shrine of St. Therese, and also teaching Marriage Preparation classes at OLM. The rosary for Dan will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, at Our Lady of the Meadows. Dan’s funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, at Our Lady of the Meadows, 23 Starling Drive, with the Rev. Monsignor James Koenigsfeld as celebrant. Cremation, Montgomery and Steward Crematorium. Private interment at a later date. Memorials may be made to The National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, New York. 10163 or Los Pobres.

Carlino, Anthony
Anthony Carlino Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 5, 2016 - Anthony Carlino Sr., 85, passed away peacefully at home on June 28, 2016. Preceded in death by parents, Charles and Mamie Carlino; brothers, Robert and Joseph Carlino; son, Anthony Carlino Jr.; special friends, Larry Casack, Frank Montari and Don Sloan. Survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Bette; daughters, Marilyn, Carole and Gina; daughter-in-law, Arleen; grandchildren, Ryan and Jessica; brother, Charles (Jeannie) Carlino; sister-in-law, Mary Carlino; and numerous nieces and nephews. Anthony was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. Special thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Encompass Home-care, Arikare Homecare Services, Chris and Donna Muench and Peggy McCrossan for their compassion and loving care they showed our family during this difficult time. Recitation of the rosary will be at 12:30 p.m., followed by Mass of the Resurrection at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2016, both at St. Joseph Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Carlino, Anthony Jr.
Anthony Carlino Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2016 - Anthony Carlino Jr., 51, of Pueblo, was a beloved husband, father, son and brother. Born Aug. 12, 1964, and went to be with our Lord April 8, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Arleen; children, Ryan and Jessica; father, Anthony Sr.; and mother, Bette; sisters, Marilyn, Carole and Gina; and brother-in-law, Raymond. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, at St. Joseph Catholic Parish.

Carlino, Frances
Frances Carlino - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2016 - Frances Carlino went to be with the Lord on April 21, 2016, in Kansas. She was born Feb. 24, 1924, to Alessio and Vita (Geanetta) Maltese, who lived on the family farm on the St. Charles Mesa. She married Joe Carlino in 1948, and celebrated over 63 years of married life together, before he preceded her in death. She also was preceded by siblings, and two nephews: John Ray Maltese and Tony J. Carlino Jr. Frances is survived by sons, Chuck (Robin) Carlino, Ron (Cheryl) Carlino; grandchildren, Elisabeth “Lisa” (Frank) Vogel; Teresa “Teri” Carlino, Ronald “RJ” Carlino Jr., Christopher “Chris” Carlino; great-grandchildren, Samuel and Gemma Vogel; numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. She graduated from Pleasant View High School and worked as a manager for Zale’s Jewelers. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends; the coffee pot was always on. She loved gardening, cooking, canning and baking. Visitation, 6 to 8 p.m., with rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, April 29, both at St. Mary Church, 307 Mesa Ave., Pueblo, Colo. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in Frances’ name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

Carlo, Carmen Samuel
Carmen Samuel Carlo - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 2017 - Carmen Samuel Carlo, 70, passed away June 15, 2017. Arrangements pending.

Carlo, John
John Carlo – Pueblo Chieftain – April 28, 1919 – Funeral Notices – The funeral of Jno. Carlo will take place this morning at 9 o’clock in the McCarthy funeral chapel and 10 o’clock from Mt. Carmel church.

Carlock, Daryl Andrew
Daryl Andrew Carlock - Chronicle News - November 18, 2016 - Daryl Andrew Carlock was born Jan. 6, 1964, to Loren and Bernice Carlock in La Junta, Colo. He was the baby of the family with two older brothers, Les and James, and an older sister, Mary. Growing up in Swink, Colo., meant farming. He was raised on the family farm. In his high school years, he and his brothers raised pigs. For a few years, he would load up a trailer with as much fresh Arkansas Valley home-grown goodness as he could and drive to Salida and sell it. He became quite known for that. And then the ski bug hit him. After living in Salida, he moved to Leadville and started working at Copper Mountain; mainly in the transportation department. In November 1993, tragedy struck the Carlock family when Daryl's older brother, James, was killed in a car wreck. It was after that that Daryl accepted the Lord into his heart and walking with the Lord. He was very active in the Leadville Community Church. From the moment he became a Believer, Daryl served the Lord with all his heart. He loved God! He served as youth leader, Bible study leader, deacon, occasional preacher, and an elder. In 1996, he met Janie, the woman he would fall in love with and marry in June 1999. He was an awesome husband from the start. He unconditionally loved, cared, protected, and accepted Janie for who she was. Early on in their married life, they had a desire to adopt children. It wasn't until June 2008 that God blessed them with three amazing boys when they were living in Trinidad. Daryl was a great dad. He unconditionally loved Lucas, DeVonni, and Antonio like they were his own flesh and blood. He loved to wrestle and tease them and get them to laugh. Daryl was a quiet man with many inward thoughts. He was wise beyond his years. When he would talk, people would listen. His life was mostly geared toward serving and showing God's love, but in his own quiet way. Very humble, patient and godly. He was a man of strong conviction. If he believed something, it was because had prayed and researched it so he knew all aspects. He loved reading the Bible and then talking over what he read and he also had a great sense of humor, as well as a seriousness when it was needed. Daryl had a very high work ethic. If it was maintenance or mechanical, he knew what to do. He loved the outdoors, camping, hiking, fishing, skiing. Daryl was a John Deere fanatic! He could tell you just about anything regarding John Deere. He also loved to watch movies. Action and suspense were his favorite kinds. He also loved sports...Broncos, Rockies, Aves, Rapids....all the Colorado teams. More than anything, he loved spending time with his family. Daryl is preceded in death by his brother, James, his father, Loren, his brother-in-law, Jim Branch, and his son DeVonni, as well as a number of grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins. He leaves behind Janie (his wife for 17 years), sons Lucas and Antonio, Bernice Carlock (mom), Mary Branch (sister), Les Carlock (brother), Dawn Evert (sister-in-law, now married to Mark Evert), Mikaela Carlock (niece with her daughter, Lexi), Tyler Carlock (nephew with his wife Lindsey and daughter, Natalie), Janie's dad and mom (David and Mary Simmons), Janie's brothers and families (Jim and Nikki Simmons and daughter, Audrey; Andrew and Brandi Simmons and son, Jackson), and Janie's sister and her family (James and Diana Brady and sons, James, Mark, Luke). There are many more uncles, aunts, cousins and friends that, like us, can hardly wait to see Daryl in heaven. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at Fisher's Peak Community Church at 11 a.m. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Carlock, DeVonni Aiden
DeVonni Aiden Carlock - Chronicle News - January 12, 2016 - Local boy dies following accidental shooting - The Trinidad Police Department reported on Monday that the 9-year-old boy who was shot in the head on January 4, at the Goddard Street Shell Station in Trinidad, has now died after being removed from life support on Sunday. The department confirmed that no arrest in the incident has been made at this time. “Once the investigation is complete, it will be reviewed by the District Attorney to determine what charges, if any, will be pressed,” said a press release Monday. A week ago, on Jan. 4 at 12 p.m., emergency personnel were called to the Sparks Natural Gas station near the Shell station on Goddard Street and determined a 9-year-old male child had sustained a gunshot to the head. According to interviews at the time, the victim and his 8-year-old brother had been in a parked vehicle at the station when they found a loaded gun. While handling the gun, it discharged, striking the 9-year-old in the head. The victim was flown via Flight for Life to Denver Children’s Hospital where he underwent surgery. The boys were in the care of family friend James Howard while the boys’ parents attended a medical appointment. Howard, 63, of Trinidad, is an employee of the Sparks Natural Gas station and was working on a pump at the time of the accident. Chronicle News - January 13, 2016 - DeVonni Aiden Carlock, 9, died Jan 10, 2016. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan 16, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Fisher’s Peak Community Church. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements. Chronicle News - January 15, 2016 - DeVonni Aiden Carlock loved life! He was a vivacious, energetic, constant ball of motion from the time he opened his Hershey chocolate brown eyes in the morning until he closed them at night to go to sleep. DeVonni's outward feature was his oftentimes out-of-control curly hair that he hated to brush, comb or have anyone mess with. His defining inward feature was his giving, compassionate heart. DeVonni loved to play anything...with his brothers, with his many friends, soccer, baseball, football, cops and robbers, Cowboys and Indians, Star Wars, super heroes, tricks on his brothers, on the trampoline, the Wii, Mama's I Pad, the Gameboy, Legos, Bionicles, Corp Guys, cars...and much more. He loved to build and create. He also had a great imagination. He and his brothers and friends created all sorts of crazy games to play inside and out. DeVonni's motto was: "Rules? They are more like guidelines, really." His favorite kind of weather was weather. It didn’t matter; he loved and wanted to be outside. DeVonni loved adventure. He was an extremely curious kid. Another passion of DeVonni’s was music, especially singing. He loved to sing. He had the voice of an Angel. We would often hear him break into song almost anywhere and everywhere. He was a part of the Praise and Worship team at our church. Another loved his was animals. Any and all animals. He loved learning about them. DeVonni was a very bright and intelligent guy. He was in third grade and like all boys he preferred to do anything else, but he could be easily coaxed into doing his work. His Mama was blessed to be able to teach him at home. DeVonni’s unique qualities are many, but one of his unique qualities was his name: DeVonni means “divine” and Aiden means “handsome or fiery.” One of DeVonni’s greatest defining characteristics was his compassion and giving nature. He hated seeing people sick or hurt. So DeVonni was not able to be our miracle that he was able to be a miracle to several others through donating his organs and tissues. Our sweet boy was surrounded by unconditional love as we said goodbye to his physical body January 10, 2016. However, his parents feel he was running with Jesus on January 7. (Finally! Someone who could keep up with him!) We have peace knowing DeVonni is finally healed of his Reactive Attachment Disorder surrounded by pure love, feeling secure, and being able to trust without trepidation. DeVonni is surrounded by many family and friends in heaven, including Loren Carlock (grandfather) and two uncles, (James Carlock and Jim branch). DeVonni has many family and friends who can hardly wait to see him in heaven, including Darrell and Janie Carlock (parents), Lucas and Antonio Carlock (brothers), David and Mary Simmons and Bernice Carlock (grandparents), Mary branch (aunt), lesson Barbara Carlock (uncle and aunt), Mark and Don Evert (uncle and aunt), James and Nikki Simmons (uncle and aunt), Andrew and Brandy Simmons (uncle and aunt), James and Diane Brady (uncle and aunt), as well as 10 cousins. We cannot forget all of his friends, as well, both young and not so young. DeVonni will be cremated. His celebration of life will be Saturday, January 16, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at the Fisher’s peak community church in Trinidad, Colorado, Pastor Bruce Knight and Pastor David Cook will be officiating. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Carlson, Alfred
Alfred Carlson – Walsenburg World – August 7, 1903 – Alfred Carlson of the First Colorado Volunteers, was seriously injured by a cave-in at a mine at Leadville Wednesday morning and will die.

Carlson, Norman Fred
Norman Fred Carlson - Chronicle News - July 23, 2003 - Norman Fred Carlson, age 68, passed away on July 10, 2003 at Wilson N. Jones Medical Center, Sherman, Texas. He was born on August 5, 1934 to Oscar and Irene Carlson in Wheatland, Wyoming. He grew up in Trinidad, graduating from Trinidad High School in 1952 and from Trinidad State Junior College in 1954 before going on to the University of Colorado in Boulder. He married the former Janet Fisher, daughter of LeRoy and Margaret Fisher, on Dec. 21, 1958 at Trinity Episcopal Church. He is survived by his wife Janet Carlson of Sherman; daughters Margaret White and Linda Hallmark of Sherman; son David Carlson of Sherman; brother George Carlson of Calif., four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services were held July 15, 2003 at First United Methodist Church in Sherman, Texas with Dr. Tom Peel officiating.

Carlson, Ronald and Neomi
Ronald and Neomi Carlson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 2, 2017 - Ronald and Neomi Carlson Together in life, together forever. Ronald G. "Jim" Carlson, 90, went to be with our Lord on May 12, 2017; Neomi B. Carlson, 82, followed him on June 1, 2017. There, they were greeted by their parents, all of their siblings; two children, Donny Carlson and Donna Fine; and son-in-law, Joe Lopez. Both were longtime Pueblo residents. Left to cherish their memories are children, Ronnie (Debbie), Dennis (Cherrie), Rhonda (Dave), Jeff (Cindy), Judy (Gary); seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces; and loving friends. Private service to follow.

Carlton, Chester Lee
Chester Lee Carlton - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 2017 - Chester Lee Carlton, 78, passed away March 23, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Delphie; son, Allen Lee; brothers, James and Charles. Survived by his daughters, Tammy (Dan) Vedrode, Penny (David) Fletcher; and stepson, Todd (Shelley) Martin; grandchildren, Jon, Alisha, Zac, Danielle, Dominque, Isaac, Cody, Ryan; great-grandchildren, Xavier, Sawyer and Genevieve; brother, Carl (Betty) Carlton. Chester served in the Air Force during Vietnam. He belonged to the IBEW Local No. 68. Cremation/no services. To offer online condolences, go to www.adrian-comer.com. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Carmack, Bryan
Bryan Carmack - The Daily Sentinel - June 17, 2015 - Bryan Lee Carmack, March 21, 1958 - June 14, 2015 - Bryan crossed the finish line of life in the presence of loved ones in the early morning of June 14, 2015, following a courageous battle with a rare condition, Amyloidosis. Born in Trinidad, Colorado to Ivan "Val" Gene Carmack and Helen (DeWeese) Carmack, Bryan was the younger of two children. The family moved back to Grand Junction in 1960, where he lived most of his life, and attended Grand Junction High School. Bryan was an avid drag racer and loved the drag racing community. His passion was racing in "nostalgia races" across the Western United States. As a racer Bryan was a rare-breed: he built many custom cars over the years, and insisted on building and tuning his own motors. He started drag racing in 1977 at Midway Drag Strip; his first car was a 1967 Chevelle SS 396, and in his typical fashion, he won his very first race. Bryan spent his younger days doing burn-outs in his driveway, and cruising North Avenue in his Chevelle and Camaro. The last car he built and raced was a '32 Bantam Altered Dragster with a 565 alcohol-injected big-block Chevy motor. Bryan had an insatiable work-ethic and believed in doing things right. He balanced many jobs as a construction professional, and mentored younger people in the profession. He was a frequent blood donor, and contributed to charitable causes including burn victims' organizations. Bryan is preceded in death by his parents, Val and Helen Carmack. He is survived by his loving wife of over 20 years, Jeannette Colleen (Green) Carmack. Bryan met Jeannette in her hometown of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The two lived together briefly in Steamboat Springs before moving back to Grand Junction in 1994. The two were inseparable until his passing; they spent much of their time together working on their home in East Orchard Mesa, racing at the local drag strip, traveling to other drag races, and hanging out with their dogs. Bryan is also survived by his son, Austin James "AJ" Carmack and wife Deanna (Desjardins) Carmack of Washington; three step-children, Sherrie Krueger, Dustin Krueger, and Jason Krueger of Colorado; five grandchildren, Owen Teitzel (age 10), Mariah Teitzel (age 8) Haven Carmack (age 2), Joseph Krueger-Brown (age 1), and Cannon Carmack (one-month old); brother, Kerry Carmack of Grand Junction; step-mother, Donna Carmack of Fruita, many nieces and nephews and good friends. He will be missed dearly. Services for Bryan will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at Fellowship Christian Church at 726 24 Road, Grand Junction, CO, 81501.

Carmack, Ivan Gene
Ivan Gene Carmack - The Daily Sentinel - March 8, 2012 - Ivan "Val" Gene Carmack January 14, 1921 – March 3, 2012 "Val" Carmack, age 91, of Fruita, Colorado, died March 3, 2012, of natural causes. Val was born to Johnnie Austin and Oleta Carmack on January 14, 1921, in Quail, Texas. His father was a farmer who made a living share cropping. Seeking a better living in 1940, the family packed all their possessions, six kids and three dogs in a Model A Ford which pulled a converted 4 wheel farm trailer to Canon City, Colorado. Val was drafted into the Army Air Corp on June 26, 1942, serving on an airplane salvage crew in Europe. He was discharged in November of 1945, returning home on the Queen Mary (during the war it was used as a troop ship). Val moved to Grand Junction in 1946, working at the F W Woolworth Store. In 1950 he hired on with Gambles as an outside salesman. He had a long career working for Gambles, serving as a store manager in Roswell, NM and Trinidad, Colorado. He owned and operated the Fruita Gambles store from 1967 to 1978. Val worked for the Fruita Co-Op from 1979 until his formal retirement in 1992. He was an active member of the Masonic Lodge, Fruita VFW and Faith Bible Church. On February 1, 1948, he married Helen DeWeese of Grand Junction, CO. Val and Helen had two sons, Kerry and Bryan Carmack. Helen passed away in June of 1997. Val married Donna Shaw on September 18, 1999. Val had two hobbies, golf and playing guitar. He was a member of the Men's Club at Lincoln Park Golf Course and played in several Rocky Mountain Open Tournaments. In 1966 he was given an electric guitar and taught himself how to play lead guitar. Val, Helen and several neighbors formed a country band playing at several locations in the valley. He loved to while away the hours practicing his guitar. Val was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; his sister, Chrystine and brother, Gerald. He is survived by his brothers, Murrell, J A and Bob; his wife, Donna Shaw of Fruita, Colorado; his son, Kerry Carmack of Grand Junction (his children, Nikiea Kelly of Phoenix AZ; Brooke Bray of Grand Junction, and John Carmack of Grand Junction); his son, Bryan Carmack of Grand Junction (his wife, Jeanette; stepchildren, Jason of Denver; Dustin and Sherry of Grand Junction, and child, A J Carmack of Washington); as well as three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three step-children from his second marriage to Donna Shaw, Gene Shaw of Wyoming; Bob Shaw of Alaska, and Libby Beede of Grand Junction, Colorado. All of his family loved him dearly. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m., Friday March 9, at Martin Mortuary. Military services and Internment will take place 10:00 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado.

Carmack, J.A.
J.A. Carmack - Pueblo Chieftain - November 5, 2016 - J.A. Carmack, June 18, 1933 - Oct. 22, 2016. J.A. Carmack, 83, of Canon City, passed away, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Edinburg, Texas. J.A. was born June 18, 1933, in Quail, Texas, to Johnnie Austin and Lois Oleta (Killings- worth) Carmack. The family moved to Canon City in 1940. He graduated from Canon City High School in 1952. On Nov. 27, 1954, he married the love of his life, Carole Ann McDowell in Penrose, Colo., and they shared 61 wonderful years together. J.A. worked for the Royal Gorge Bridge for 46 years, starting as a tag boy and ending as the assistant general manager. He and his family lived at the Royal Gorge for 42 years. After retirement, he and Carole enjoyed being winter Texans in Alamo, Texas. J.A. loved all sports. He played baseball, basketball and golfed. He loved the Broncos, the Rockies and when he could, he would be at the high school games cheering on the Tigers. J.A. was a member of the Canon City Odd Fellows & Rebekah’s, Elks Lodge No. 610, Canon City Chamber of Commerce, Jaycees, Lions Club and Canon Community Baptist Church. He was on the Fremont County Planning Commission Board, Humane Shelter of Fremont County Board, Colorado State Tramway Board, the Board at Three Links, FEDC Board and the Highway 50 Federation Board. J.A. is survived by his wife; and three daughters, Vickie (Kenny) Roberts, Williamsburg, Janet (Bob) Young, Canon City and Tammy (Mark) Hoffman, Highlands Ranch, Colo.; six grandchildren, James Carmack, Jeff Norris, Chrystina Roberts, Marc (Katie) Zupan, Michael (Danae) Carroll, Carly Hoffman; and six great- grandchildren; brother, Bob (JoAnn) Carmack, Duluth, Minn.; sisters-in-law, Elaine (Ray) Nation, Nashville, Ark., Patti (Larry) Saindon, Penrose, Colo., Donna Carmack, Fruita, Colo., and Bernice Carmack, Mesquite, Texas; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at Canon Community Baptist Church, 1111 Monroe Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Fremont County, 110 Rhoades Ave., Canon City, CO 81212.

Carmichael, Shirley A.
Shirley A. (Crespin) Carmichael - Chronicle News - May 11, 2005 - Shirley A. (Crespin) Carmichael, 61, of Canon City, CO, died May 6, 2005. She was born March 19, 1944 in Trinidad, CO to Richard and Molly (Manzanal) Miller. On October 23, 1997, Shirley married Mike Carmichael in Tucson, AZ. She and husband Mike had a house built in Canon City in April of 2001. Shirley loved the city and the mountains. She loved to play bingo and looked forward to her Saturday night out with her husband. Shirley is survived by her husband, Mike; children, Joseph and Dennis Geck, and Denise Redman of Tucson, AZ; sisters, Marcella Sandoval of Trinidad, Patty Martinez, Debbie Trujillo; and brother Ray Romer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard Miller and Molly Manzanal; and grandparents, Antonio and Petra Crespin. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2005 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Canon City. Cremation through Holt Family Funeral Home. Courtesy of Comi Funeral Home.

Carmona, Caterino
Caterino Carmona – Pueblo Chieftain – April 1, 1919 – Mexican Laborer Is Decapitated By Cars – Caderene Carmona Leaves Wife and Two Children at Bessemer Home – Caderena Carmona, a local Mexican, 37 years old, was decapitated yesterday afternoon at 3:15 o’clock when he fell under a moving freight car near the Missouri Pacific round house and one of the cars passed over his body at the junction of the neck and shoulders completely severing his head from the rest of his body, and cutting off one hand. Foreman La Fevre was the only witness of the accident. According to his story, switch engine number 9540 in charge of Engineer J. H. Maroney, was switching a string of 15 cars on lead track between switch number 9 and 10. As the train neared the Missouri Pacific round house La Fevre, who was riding on one of the cars, noticed a Mexican carrying an army overcoat approaching the moving train. When he was opposite the car next to the one on which La Fevre was riding the latter noticed that he shifted his overcoat from one arm to the other. At that instant the foreman’s attention was attracted toward the engine. When he looked back again he caught a momentary glimpse of the unfortunate man just as he was falling under the car. La Fevre immediately gave the stop signal, but before the train was brought to a stop he heard bones crunching beneath the wheels. P. and R. car number 29972 and the front trucks of a C. B. &. Q. car passed over the body. The head and one hand of the victim were severed. The police and the coroner were notified and the body was taken to the McMinn Undertaking company, and later to McCarthy’s. The deceased carried a steel works brass check number 7406 by which he was identified. He is survived by a wife and two children who reside at 1302 East Abriendo. Carmona had not been working at the steel works for quite a while prior to the accident, and was said to be hunting a railroad job. According to the theory of La Fevre Carmona was endeavoring to board the moving train, and in some manner slipped and fell under the wheels. It is not thought that an inquest will be held as the accident seems to have been purely accidental and entirely unavoidable on the part of the train crew. Pueblo Chieftain – April 3, 1919 – The funeral of Caterino Carmona was held yesterday from the McCarthy chapel at 1:30 and from Mount Carmel church at 2 o’clock. Rev. Ft. Rizzi conducted services. Interment in Roselawn. Note: This man was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, Colorado. His tombstone reads Catarino Carmona.

Carnevale, Angelo
Angelo (Chupe) Carnevale - Chronicle News - February 26, 2004 - Angelo (Chupe) Carnevale passed away on February 22, 2004. He was born September 14, 1930 in Tollerburg, CO to Lucy and Dan Carnevale. Preceded in death by parents and brother, Leonard. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; children, Raelene (Chip) Crump, Danny (Randi) Carnevale, and Vickie Carnevale; four grandchildren, Teri, J.C., Julianna, and Danika; brothers and sisters, Francis Williamson, Angie Machone, Carl Carnevale, Barbara Barbee, and Uncle Louie (Shirlee) Berardi. Per his request, there was a private graveside service. Courtesy of the Comi Funeral Home.

Carney, J. Francis
J. Francis Carney – Pueblo Chieftain – December 6, 1917 – J. F. Carney, who has been spending some time in this city transacting business left yesterday for his home at Denver. Pueblo Chieftain – July 26, 1918 – Memphis, Tenn., July 25 – J. Francis Carney, cadet aviator of Denver, died yesterday of injuries received July 15, when his airplane went into a tail spin and fell near Park field. Note: J. Francis Carney was buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colorado.

Carothers, Jacki
Jacki Carothers - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 2014 - Jacki Carothers, born in 1945, passed away peacefully in her home in Pueblo, surrounded by her family at the age of 69. Jacki touched the lives of everyone she knew and was the glue that kept her family together. Always selfless, she continually put everyone ahead of herself. She was an exceptional mother, grandmother, daughter, friend and neighbor. Jacki was such an amazing person who never realized how truly great she was. She loved driving truck, which was her passion and lifelong career. She continued to run the U.S. Mail routes, which was started by her grandfather in 1955 up until her death on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Endlessly devoted to her family, she would often drive hundreds of miles to celebrate a birthday, attend her kids’ or grandkids’ sporting events, or just give some comfort when needed. Jacki was born in Hugo, spending her early years in Golden and her final years in Pueblo. Jacki was preceded in death by her husband, Chuck Carothers; grandmother, Vera Lamberson; father, Jack Lamberson; stepfather, Sam Carra; granddaughters, Kindall and Megan Colbert; grandson, Garrett Carothers; uncle, Jim Lamberson; and best friend, Mary Lee Ford. She is survived by her mother, Martha Carra; daughters and sons-in-law, Kristi and Jim Wirt, Kelli and Randy Wentworth, Kim and Joe Colbert; grandchildren, Jessie (Hillary) and Justin Harris, Caylee and Sami Colbert, Zak Wentworth; and great-granddaughter, Lylah Harris; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Cheryl Lamberson; stepbrothers, Tony (Sheila), Bob, Jim; stepchildren, Dale and Deanna Hockett, Rick and Cindy, Jess and Jessi, Mike and Becky Carothers; and many beloved grandchildren. Jacki was a huge sports fan, who was famous for her Broncos pool and her crafts. Her interests were playing cards, cooking and bowling, just to name a few. She also loved her beloved pets, which were all either adopted or rescued. A memorial service is planned for Dec. 13 in Pueblo; details to be announced. In honor of Jacki’s memory, please do a random act of kindness. Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 2014 - Jacki Carothers, 69. A Celebration of Life, 1 p.m. Saturday, The Gathering Place. The family would like you to wear sports attire. In honor of Jacki, donations may be made to PAWS For Life animal shelter.

Carpenter, Elsie M.
Elsie M. Carpenter - Chronicle News - January 18, 2016 - Elsie M. Carpenter, age 80, passed away on January 13, 2016 at Mt. San Rafael Hospital. She was born in Walsh, Colo., on May 5, 1935 to Bessie (Loges) and William Chester Springer. Elsie attended Aguilar schools graduating in 1954. She worked at the Amato Truck Stop for 20 years and then was employed as Aguilar Town Clerk until her retirement. She loved life, and enjoyed many things including music, singing, sewing, cooking and dancing. A caring Mother and Grandma, she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Preceding her in death are parents, William and Bessie Springer, husband Jack Carpenter, brothers Charles, Harvey, Percy, Wilbur, and Kenneth Springer. Survivors are children, Joseph (Terry) Smith, Aguilar, Chuck (Kathy) Smith, Trinidad, Becky (Jesus) Ramos, Aguilar, Bill (Kristie) Smith, Aguilar, grandchildren, Cara Jade, Christa Jo, Molly Rose, Veronica Maria, Jesse John, Sammi Jo, great grandchildren, Jayce, Chloe, Jaxon, Camron, Logan, Isaac, Marianna, Janelle, Janae, Jakob, Andrea and Alyssa, sisters Elva Springer, Raton, N.M., Edna (Tom) Jolly, Aguilar, brother Duane (Angelina) Springer, Brush Colo., her extended family Wanda, Marlene and Dan, numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 10 a.m. at Comi Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Don Rehling officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family for a Potluck dinner at the Roughneck Saloon, 214 E. Main Aguilar, CO. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Carpenter, Homer Dean
Homer Dean Carpenter - Pueblo Chieftain - October 4, 2014 - Homer Dean Carpenter. A graveside memorial service for the former Lamar resident, currently of Wichita, Kan., will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar. Per Homer’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. Homer was born on March 18, 1942, in Cherokee, Okla., to Homer Wallace and Allie Esther (Lupton) Carpenter, and passed away on Sept. 6, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Mary (Metzler) Carpenter. Homer is survived by his brothers, Sheldon (Linda) Carpenter of Pratt, Kan., Bruce (Donnetta) Carpenter and Russel Carpenter, all of Wichita, Kan.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the Barclay College, 607 N. Kingman, Haviland, KS 67059 and Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214. Local services are under the direction of the Peacock Family.

Carpenter, Homer L.
Homer L. Carpenter – Pueblo Chieftain – May 8, 1964 – Funerals – Mr. Homer L. Carpenter. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Valhalla’s Garden Chapel conducted by the Rev. Fred Brewer with burial following in Valhalla Memorial Park.

Carpenter, Isaac
Isaac Carpenter – Walsenburg World – July 21, 1910 – Isaac Carpenter, Indian Fighter, Dead – Florence – Isaac Carpenter, age 83, died suddenly at his home here of heart failure. He was a pioneer of Colorado, it having come here in 1853. He took part in several Indian battles and was a government scout for years.

Carpenter, Jack A.
Jack Carpenter - Horber Funeral Chapel - April 15, 2015 - Graveside services for Jack A. Carpenter will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the Bent/Las Animas Cemetery Elder Chapel. Pastor Don Rehling will officiate. Per Jack’s request there will be no visitation. Jack Alvin Carpenter was born on March 26, 1933 in Las Animas, Colorado to Ulmont and Mary Ellen (Clifford) Carpenter. He passed away on April 14, 2015 in Trinidad, Colorado at the age of 82. Jack served in United States Marine Corp from February of 1951 to February of 1954 when he was honorably discharged. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, and United Nations Service Medal. Jack was a lifelong truck driver with his dad and brother, Aldric “Bud” Carpenter. He was a member of the VFW and had held several offices with the Las Animas Jaycees. Jack is survived by his wife, Elsie (Springer) Carpenter; children; Wanda Carpenter, Daniel Carpenter; Marlene Pittman; grandsons, Clay Harvey and Cody Chalmers; great grandson, Braxton Harvey; step-daughter, Becky Ramos; step- grandchildren, Veronica and Jesse; step-great-grandchildren; sister, Sondra Kay Tracy; numerous nieces and nephews and their families; many other relatives and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Aldric “Bud” Carpenter; sisters, Beatrice “Fern” Miller, Helen Weaver, and Alberta “Sally” Hogue. Memorial contributions may be made to the Las Animas VFW Post #2411 in care of Horber Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 431, Las Animas, Colorado, 81054. Chronicle News – April 21, 2015 – Jack A. Carpenter, 82, of Aguilar, Colorado, passed away April 14, 2015. Family and friends of Jack are invited to gather at Roughnecks Saloon in Aguilar, Colorado at 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, 2015 for a potluck dinner in celebration of Jack’s life.

Carpenter, Rex A.
Rex A. Carpenter - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 2016 - Rex A. Carpenter, 60, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 19, 2016, in Gillette, Wyo. Survived by daughter, Lynna (Shane) Shipley; son, Rex (Amber) Carpenter; brother, David (Lisa) Carpenter; sister, Francine (Dave) Ballou; numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Carpenter, Ruby Elizabeth
Ruby Elizabeth Carpenter - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2017 - Ruby Elizabeth Carpenter left this life on Jan. 25, 2017. She will be missed by all her family.

Carpio, Richard E.
Richard E. "Rich" Carpio - Pueblo Chieftain - May 1, 2016 - Richard E. “Rich” Carpio, 53, passed away unexpectedly at home Thursday, April 28, 2016. Survived by his daughter, Katelyn E. Carpio; father, Gene Carpio; and sister, Debby Carpio. Preceded in death by his mother, Norma Carpio. Rich graduated from East High School and received a B.S. in accounting at Ashford University. He was a meatcutter for King Soopers for over 12 years, was a member of First Presbyterian Church’s praise group called “Tuned In” and participated in a number of local musicals including “Fiddler On The Roof.” Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Reception for friends and family to be held 7 p.m. Thursday, and memorial service, 1 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2016, both at First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th St. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Carr, James Edward Jr.
James Edward Carr Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 9, 2014 - James Edward Carr Jr., 74, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 6, 2014. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service at a later date. Pueblo Chieftain - August 7, 2014 - James E. Carr Jr., 74, of Pueblo, went home July 6, 2014. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Carr, John
John Carr – Walsenburg World – November 8, 1913 – Switchman Killed by Train – Pueblo – John Carr, 25, Rio Grande switchman, was killed at Salida when he fell beneath the wheels of a train. He leaves a widow and one child.

Carra, Martha M.
Martha M. Carra - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2015 - Martha M. Carra, widow, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on Nov. 10, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was born in El Dorado Springs, Mo., on Aug. 14, 1923, the seventh of eight children born to the late Jess and Ellen Floyd. Martha worked her way through Edison High School by raising and selling turkeys, graduating in 1941. After graduation, she married the late Jack Lamberson and they had two children. Martha and Jack later divorced and she married Sam Carra and took on three additional sons. Martha worked throughout her adult career in ranching and farming and as a secretary. After retirement, she and Sam loved to travel in their RV and she loved gardening. Family and friends were extremely important in her life. She was a fantastic cook and enjoyed entertaining and cooking for them. Holidays were made special by her involvement and contributions. Martha was preceded in death by her first husband, Jack Lamberson; by her husband, Sam Carra; and by her daughter, Jacki Lamberson Carothers. Martha leaves behind to cherish her memory, son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Cheryl Lamberson; and Carra family sons, Tony Carra, Bob Carra and Jim Carra. She also leaves precious grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, as well as a host of wonderful nieces, nephews and friends. A celebration of her life is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, at the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West, 434 Conquistador Ave., Pueblo West, Colo. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care, 2550 Tenderfoot Hill St., Colorado Springs, CO 80906.

Carreon, Rosanne
Rosanne Marie Carreon - Pueblo Chieftain - January 6, 2015 - Rosanne Marie Carreon, 57, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 1, 2015. She is survived by her fiancé, Carl Schaukowitch; children, Alfonso (Erin) Aragon, Adam (Julie) Aragon and Angie (Chris) Schirmer; and numerous extended family and friends. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Amazing Grace Fellowship, 142 S. Stardust Drive, Pueblo West, Colo.

Carreon, Timmie
Timmie (Baca) Carreon - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 2015 - Timmie (Baca) Carreon, 88, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, was called by her Lord and Savior on June 11, 2015, with her family by her side. She was born on Nov. 17, 1926, in Starkville, Colo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie, to whom she was married for 62 years; her parents, Cipriano and Adelina (Romero) Baca; her grandmother, Agapita T. Baca, who helped raise her; two sisters, Sylvia Baca, Ophelia (Rosemary) Mercado; one brother, Cip Baca Jr.; one grandchild, Keith Trujillo. She leaves to cherish her memory, her four children, Char (Arnold) Trujillo of Colorado Springs, Lori (Andy) Cummings of Green Valley, Ariz., Randy Carreon of Pueblo and Marvin Carreon of Denver; 12 grandchildren, Kevin Trujillo, Kim (Frank) Barton, Kellie (Jimmy) Valdez, Kristin (Robert) Byk, Kurt Trujillo, special granddaughter, Celeste Carreon, whom Timmie helped raise, Andreana (Phil) Meeks, Carlie (Matt) Gredys, Justin (Kira) Cummings, Danaya (Clint) Stevens, Brendon and Mariah Carreon, 23 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Art (Dolores) Baca and George Baca; two sisters-in-law, Ordey Simich and Catalina Carreon; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and godchildren. Timmie was sick for a great part of her life, but she always bounced back. She was a strong woman and a great cook. She was known for her delicious tamales and red chili, her homemade pies and cookies, homemade chorizo and her melt-in-your-mouth roasts. She enjoyed family gatherings, playing cards, going to Cripple Creek and especially shopping. She lived to see five generations and her family grew from two to 59 of us. Timmie will be remembered as a kind and generous woman who will be sadly missed by everyone who knew and loved her. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. today, June 16, 2015, at Imperial Gardens, 5450 Highway 78 West, Pueblo, Colo. Rosary, 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, and funeral Mass at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 18, 2015, both services at St. Francis Xavier Church, 611 Logan Ave., Pueblo.

Carrera, Isabel
Isabel “Bel” Carrera - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 2015 - Isabel “Bel” Carrera, 27. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, Romero Chapel.

Carrillo, Charles
Charles Carrillo - Pueblo Chieftain - July 8, 2015 - Charles Carrillo. Born July 3, 1924; died July 6, 2015. Memorial service, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11, Kingdom Hall, 2203 E. 13th St.

Carrillo, David
David Carrillo - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2014 - David Anthony “Tony” Carrillo, age 61, died in Canon City, Colo., Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, from liver disease. Born April 9, 1953, in San Pedro, Calif., he moved to Pueblo, Colo., to raise his children. He lived a crazy life, but loved deeply and forgave freely. His big personality will always be remembered and forever be missed. Preceded in death by parents, Icidro and Stella Carrillo; baby sister, Nancy M. Carrillo; brother, John P. Carrillo; sister, Nancy D. Davis; nephew, John B. Carrillo; grandson, Robert J. Gonzales; as well as his grandparents, many aunts, uncles and cousins who welcome him home. Survived by children, David R. Carrillo, Anthony J. Carrillo and Christie A. Broney; stepchildren, Gabriel Montoya and Rosie Montoya; grandchildren, Dylan, Jacob, Mason, Carmillio, Nariah, Benicio, Lynette and Elijah; and siblings, Maxcine Mendoza, Debbie Johnson, Cindy Baca and Valerie Carrillo; Viewing, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, with service to follow at 1 p.m., Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Reception immediately following at Romero Courtesy Hall.

Carrillo, Gloria M.
Gloria M. Carrillo - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2016 - Gloria M. Carrillo, 76, entered God’s kingdom on Oct. 20, 2016. Preceded in death by parents; brother, Louie; granddaughter, Jennifer. Survived by her husband of 57 years, Gregorio; children, Roberta (Roger) Wolfe, Daniel Carrillo, Ernie (Nikki) Carrillo, Richard Carrillo, Denise (Ken) Montez; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Patricia Lopez; and numerous other relatives. Gloria was devoted to her family and her faith. “My Father crowns me with tender mercies.” Psalms 103: 3-4. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church. Rosary, 6 p.m. Thursday; funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, both services at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Arrangements by Imperial.

Carrillo, Jenny Marie
Jenny Marie Carrillo - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2015 - Jenny Marie Carrillo, 66. Sunrise: Oct. 6, 1948. Sunset: March 16, 2015. Survived by husband of 38 years, Luis Carrillo; father, Estanislado Padilla; children, Gina Griego, Tony (Davina) Griego, Denise (Mark) Gonzales, Luis (Lisa) Carrillo, Angelica (Chris) Perez, Julian (Melissa) Carrillo; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. She came from a family of 12 siblings. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015,1150 Crandall Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80911. Reception, 5 p.m., 5745 S. Moore Drive. Donations to the Jenny Carrillo account at Chase Bank.

Carrillo, Juanita
Juanita "Joni" (Arellano) Carrillo - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 2014 - Juanita “Joni” (Arellano) Carrillo, 66, was born on July 18, 1948, and went to be with our Lord and Savior on Oct. 14, 2014. Joni committed her life to worshipping the Lord. She was preceded in death by her loving parents, John and Patsy Arellano. Survived by her daughter and love of her life, April “Pinks” Carrillo (Van). Joni was the fourth sister out of seven girls: Phyllis, Delores, Katherine (Nick), Annie (Ron), Abbie ( Rick) and Shanda. She also was loved by numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. One service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at Grace Tabernacle, 945 E. Evans, 81004. Special thanks to Life Choice Hospice and Sharmar Village.

Carrillo, Richard Thomas
Richard Thomas Carrillo - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 2015 - Richard Thomas Carrillo, born Nov. 1, 1944, in Los Angeles, Calif., died May 10, 2015, in Pueblo. He was preceded in death by his two wives, Ellen Frances Carrillo and Marilyn Smith Carrillo. Richard is survived by his four children, Jonathan Mitchell Carrillo, Ellen Denise Batson, Lisa Aurora Dallman and Diana Lynn King; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He served in United States Army from August 1963 to December 1967. He loved to cook and he made great pancakes. He also loved to laugh and enjoyed watching Westerns. He will be greatly missed and forever remembered. At his request, cremation. No formal services.

Carrillo, Vitalia Arsenia
Vitalia Arsenia Carrillo - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2016 - Vitalia Arsenia Carrillo, 75, fell asleep in death Oct. 18, 2016, with family by her side. Memorial service to be held at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 29, at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2203 E. 13th St., Pueblo, CO 81004. Dinner immediately following at 805 Eagleridge Blvd., Suite 170, Pueblo, CO 81008.

Carrington, Betty Jo
Betty Jo Carrington - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2015 - Betty Jo Carrington, 70, born Nov. 11, 1944, passed away on March 11, 2015. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home. Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2015 - Betty Jo Carrington. Informal burial, 9 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015, Imperial Cemetery.

Carroll, Edith M.
Edith M. Carroll - Comi Funeral Home - March 26, 2003 - Edith M. Carroll, age 81, passed away on March 2, 2003. She was born in Trinidad, Colorado on December 26, 1921 to Mary (Trinastich) and John M. Malovich. She was a Trinidad High School graduate, class of 1939. Edith attended DU and TSJC. She was employed as a secretary for the United States Government from 1941 to her retirement. She was a legal secretary in Germany for the government during the Nuremburg Trials. She enjoyed playing the piano and baking. She was also an artist and liked to paint. Preceding her in death are parents, Mary and John M. Malovich, brothers John Malovich and Ernest Malovich. Survivors are Sister Elsie (Roy) Beazley, Centennial, Colo. and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial graveside services will be held Friday, March 28, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Carroll, Mary Helen
Mary Helen (Poirier) Carroll - The Gazette - December 9, 2008 - Mary Helen (Poirier) Carroll died at home on November 16 at the age of 90 after a long, gentle decline. She is survived by her daughter, Lani Carroll; her son, Wayne Carroll (of Eau Claire, WI); and her four grandchildren: Jake Gillis (of Philadelphia, PA), Sarah Carroll (of Philadelphia, PA), and Kate and John Carroll (of Eau Claire, WI). She was preceded in death by her father and mother, three siblings, and her husband, John Cary Carroll, who died four years ago. Mary was born on March 13, 1918 in Trinidad, the daughter of Jean Theodule Poirier and Mary Elizabeth (Walters) Poirier. In her earliest years in Trinidad she discovered a lifelong passion for words. She pretended to be of school age in order to obtain her first library card, and soon she had read almost every book in the children's section of the library. Her upbringing was filled with lively conversation, reading, and travels to Quebec to visit her father's extended family. Mary attended Trinidad Junior College and worked as a social worker for a few years before obtaining her college degree at the University of Colorado in Boulder. In 1943 she married John, a longtime friend from Trinidad, who was serving in the U.S. Army. Before John retired from the Air Force in 1961, his military postings took them far from their roots in Trinidad. They were stationed for three years in the mid-1950s in Germany and France, which gave them an opportunity to travel extensively throughout Europe. After John's retirement they settled in Colorado Springs. Mary began a long teaching career while John was in the Air Force, and she taught for more than twenty years at Pine Valley Elementary School and Mountain View Elementary School in District 20 after they moved to Colorado Springs. She believed that education was the key that could open life's most important opportunities, so she taught with a passionate intensity. When she got home after each day of teaching she continued to think about her students, and she spent each summer seeking new ways to engage the next year's class in the adventure of learning. She shared her deep love of language as she taught her students to read, write, and think well. Under her direction one cohort of her elementary school students performed an original musical production (designed to teach grammar, of course) that she wrote, scored, and choreographed. Mary's and John's long marriage came as close to storybook bliss as any ever could. They were deeply devoted to each other, and except for their work they were almost inseparable. They shared a wide circle of wonderful friends, and when they were at home they loved to read and talk, with a crossword puzzle always within reach. They enjoyed each day's views of the Front Range – every day a little different from the day before. It was a sad irony that in her last five years Mary suffered from Alzheimer's disease, so the language that she loved so much and wielded so well slowly became perplexing to her. Her love of words lives on in her children, her grandchildren, and the many students she taught.

Carroll, Robert
Robert Carroll - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 2014 - One person is dead after a truck drove off the East Fourth Street into Fountain Creek on Monday night. Police say the truck hit a cement embankment on the bridge at a high rate of speed, launching the truck about 150 feet before plunging into the creek. Police say the 48-year-old driver may have suffered from a medical condition prior to the accident and lost control. The crash is still under investigation. Police are not naming the victim until his family has been notified. Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 2014 - A Pueblo man died late Monday night after losing control of and crashing his vehicle on the East Fourth Street bridge and falling into Fountain Creek below. The victim was identified by police Tuesday as Robert Carroll, 48, of Pueblo. The Pueblo Police Department received a call of a traffic accident involving a pickup truck that had gone off the East Fourth Street bridge around 10:30 p.m. Monday. A witness told officers that the vehicle was traveling westbound on the 600 block of East Fourth Street at a high rate of speed, according to police. The witness stated the truck then crashed on the bridge and went off the north side of it.

Carroll, William
William Carroll – Trinidad Enterprise – January 3, 1880 – William Carroll, who was shot early yesterday morning, died during the morning, and was buried in the afternoon.

Carson, Ruth Naomi
Ruth Naomi Carson – Walsenburg World – August 7, 1913 – Miss Ruth Naomi Carson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Probst, was born in Hoisington, Kansas, June 9, 1898, and died at her home in LaVeta, August 3, 1913, at the age of 15 years, 1 month and 24 days. The funeral service was held from the Methodist Church Monday morning, August 4, at 10:30, conducted by Rev. L. W. Gunly. After which her body was taken to Pueblo and laid to rest in the beautiful Mountain View Cemetery to await the resurrection. Ruth was a sweet and beautiful girl, loved by all who knew her. The large crowd that attended her funeral bore evidence of the esteem in which she was held both young and old and as her body was being borne away under so many beautiful flowers, there was no one but what said she was a sweet good girl. She leaves her parents and two sisters, Mrs. Helen Rose of San Diego, California, Harriett of LaVeta and a host of friends both in LaVeta and Pueblo, her former home, to mourn her going away. The entire community extends their sympathy to the bereaved in this time of trouble. Walsenburg World – August 7, 1913 – Rev. Gunby went to Pueblo on Monday, accompanying Mr. and Mrs. J. Propst with the remains of their daughter, Miss Ruth.

Carson, Sarah C.
Sarah C. Carson – Walsenburg World – March 26, 1907 – Died on Saturday morning, March 16, 1907, Mrs. Sarah C. Carson of pulmonary tuberculosis, age 39 years. Mrs. Carson was a native of Missouri. She came to Colorado with Mr. Carson in 1896 and has since made her home at the ranch on the border of town. The funeral occurred from the Methodist Church Sunday and was attended by a large number of people from the town and County around, among whom the deceased has been well and favorably known. The casket was covered with beautiful floral emblems and the women of woodcraft, of which order Mrs. Carson was a member, attended to offer their last tribute to the departed one. Burial occurred in the LaVeta Cemetery.

Cartelli, Lena Rose
Lena Rose Cartelli - Chronicle News - January 26, 2006 - Lena Rose Cartelli, 91, died January 23, 2006 in Trinidad, Colo. She was born November 4, 1914 in Starkville, Colo. to Frank and Mary (Zanolini) Concini. Lena graduated from Sopris High School in 1932 and attended Trinidad State Junior College. She married Rubin Cartelli on September 12, 1935. She recited the Rosary daily and had a devout reverence for the Blessed Virgin Mary. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother; she loved her family very much. She belonged to the Catholic Daughters of America, Miraculous Medal Society, and the Senior Citizens Center. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Rubin; son Charles Cartelli; daughter Frances Cartelli Boday; son-in-law Dennis Wren; and four brothers. She is survived by sons, Anthony (Janie) Cartelli, Trinidad; Eugene (Dawn) Cartelli, Los Alamos, N.M.; daughters, Barbara (Jim) Brown, Albuquerque, N.M; Mary Patricia Dalvit-Wren, Maitland, Fla.; brother Frank (Blanca) Concini, Albuquerque; sister Noreen Concini, Colorado Springs, Colo.; sister-in-law Mary Ann Costa; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Thursday, January 26, 2006 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A Rosary will follow the visitation at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Cartelli, Mary Jane
Mary Jane Cartelli - Chronicle News - August 19, 2008 - Mary Jane Cartelli, age 65, died August 17, 2008 in Pueblo, Co. She was born December 14, 1942 in Scottsbluff, NE, to Glendean and Mary (Hollebeck) Lovell. She grew up in Nebraska and moved to Arvada and graduated from high school. She worked as a secretary for Hausman Drug Wholesale and Riverside Drug. She was married to Anthony Cartelli on December 5, 1964, at St. Joseph's Church in Trinidad. She and Anthony raised five boys. She worked for St. Joseph Church, Holy Trinity Catholic Church as Business manager. She also filled up her time by participating in fundraisers for the church, was a member of Catholic Daughters, the PTA, was a lay minister level 3, she was the TATH secretary, and she was involved in all the activities her sons were in and spent time with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents sisters Pat Adams and Vivian Stearns, brothers Jerry and John Lovell. She is survived by husband Anthony of Trinidad, sons Tony, Albuquerque; Steve, Trinidad; Brian (Tina), Denver; Jason (Paula), Firestone; Jeff (Tara), Denver; nine grandchildren; sisters Bonnie Barkdoll, Della (Don) Crooks; Susan (Dick) Kellogg; Sharon Shuman; brother Tom (Charlotte) Lovell and numerous other relatives. Pallbearers will be Lee Rolf, Paul Montera, Gerald Maes, Jim Brown, Gene Cartelli and Don Crooks. Visitation will be Tuesday, August 19, 2008 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A Rosary will follow at 7:00 p.m. at Mullare- Murphy Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Richard Becker officiating. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mullare- Murphy Funeral with the arrangements.

Cartelli, Virginia
Virginia Cartelli – Chronicle News – January 13, 2003 – Virginia Cartelli passed away January 9, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband John “babe” Cartelli, and her daughter Lalene Hendricks. She is survived by her children Verna (Don) Williams Babette Cartelli, and Rowena Haberkorn, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Lena Cartelli, Mary Ann Costa and Magdalene Passarelli. Funeral mass will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 2190 South Sheridan Blvd., Denver. Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorial remembrances suggested to Porters Hospital of Peace, 2420 W. 26th Ave., Suite 200, Building D, Denver, CO 80211.

Cartelli-Williams, Verna
Verna Cartelli-Williams - Chronicle News - April 22, 2005 - Verna Cartelli-Williams, age 65 of Morrison, Colo., passed away on April 18, 2005 in Englewood, Colo. She was born November 3, 1939 in Trinidad, Colo. She was married February 23, 1963 to Donald Williams in Denver. She was a homemaker. Survived by husband Donald; daughters Danette Williams and Kerri Hamann; son Patrick Williams; grandchildren Jacob Williams, Quinn and Kole Hamann; sisters Babette Cartelli and Rowena Haberkorn. Services will be held April 22, 2005 at 10:00 AM at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 2190 Sheridan Blvd., Denver. Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Notre Dame Catholic Church. Arrangements made by Horan & McConaty, Wadsworth Family Chapel.

Carter, Billie F.
Billie F. Carter - Pueblo Chieftain - August 1, 2015 - Billie F. Carter, 96, born Oct. 17, 1918, passed away July 29, 2015. Preceded in death by her husband, Jack; son, J. Ralph Carter, and Kevin Wagner, whom she helped to raise. Survived by daughters, Dianne (Bill) Drake of Lovelock, Nev., and Pam (Brad) Rice of Beulah; grandchildren, Denice (Steve) Cerini of Lovelock, Nev., Billy (Nicole) Drake of Tempe, Ariz., Brian Rice of Pueblo and Jen (Paul) Maley of Windsor, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Stu (Jessica) Davidson, Jake, Kati Rae and Kyra Jo Cerini, Kenleigh Drake, Davis and Kaylynn Rice, Hudson and Crosby Maley; and great-great-grandson, Wyatt Davidson. Billie leaves behind many others who loved and admired her, including nieces and nephews; the staff and residents at Sharmar Village; and her sister-in-law and best friend, Phyllis Larson of Pueblo West. She influenced many children in her life as a loving caregiver, scout leader, Sunday school teacher, mother and grandmother. Billie always wore a smile and gave a lifetime of service putting God and others first in her life. She was a founding member of St. Peter Episcopal Church, 3939 W. Pueblo Blvd., where her funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Interment and reception will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Dee Crow for the Sharmar Village Activities Program. Well done, good and faithful servant.

Carter, C. C.
C. C. Carter – Walsenburg World – February 21, 1901 – Trouble at Pictou and Pryor – The lawless element at these two camps seems to be running riot during the past few days and is constantly requiring the attention of Sheriff Farr and his deputies. Doubtless the informations filed against Sheriff Farr lead the lawbreakers to believe that they are to be granted license to do as they please. At Pictou on Tuesday night in a drunken carousal at John Olsafsky’s saloon, Mexicans and Negroes engaged in a shooting bout and a Negro, C. C. Carter is lying at the point of death; Dr. Baird gives him no hope of recovery. He is shot entirely through the body, the ball cutting the liver in two. Sheriff Farr is busily investigating this case and it is reasonably certain that the guilty man or men will be lodged in jail. Bonaficio Fernandez was brought in Wednesday night and identified as the man who fired the shot that wounded the Negro.

Carter, Carrol Joseph (Dr.)
Dr. Carrol Joseph "C. Joe" Carter - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2017 - Dr. Carrol Joseph "C. Joe" Carter, 84, July 28, 1932- April 6, 2017. Born in Portageville, Mo., to John Andrew and Myrtle (Ezell) Carter, Joe was youngest of nine siblings. He grew up extremely poor and impoverished and his parents could not read or write. As a young child, he developed a deep love of reading and history, and became a high school journalist. After graduation, he worked on Mississippi riverboats for two years before joining the U.S. Army in 1952. He often stated his role as a corporal at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., was that of "Radar" from "M*A*S*H." After his honorable discharge, he moved West to Colorado and lived with his brother, Leo, and family to attend college on the GI Bill. There at Pueblo Junior College, he met his future wife, Shirley Raedelle Apple. Joe and Shirley married April 26, 1958, and had just celebrated 58 years of marriage three months before her sudden death on July 25, 2016. Joe taught high school for a year in Westcliffe, Colo., then taught at Lamar Junior College (Colorado) before relocating permanently back to Alamosa, Colo., and Adams State College. Both Joe and Shirley received their bachelor's degrees at Adams State, then Joe received his master's degree in 1961. He received his doctorate from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 1969. He taught history, government and political science at Adams State for over 27 years. Joe wrote numerous books and articles throughout the years, ranging from Zebulon Pike and his travels through the San Luis Valley to Thomas Jefferson. He wrote a history of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Alamosa and also an article on history of the Rosary. Joe and Shirley had four children. First born was Jonathan Andrew in May 1959, but sadly he died at two days. Margaret Carol was born in 1960, Norma Katherine in 1962 and then Michael Clay in 1964. All three children attended and graduated from Adams State, which made both Joe and Shirley immensely proud. After retiring in 1993, Joe continued to research and write. He was a historian until the day he died and had a true love of reading and all history - especially of the Southwest and San Luis Valley. Joe was preceded in death by his parents; eight older brothers and sisters; infant son, Jonathan; and wife, Shirley. He is survived by his three children, Margaret (Jim) Harmon, Norma Katherine Carter, Michael (Diane) Carter; and seven grandchildren, Jonathan Carter, Katlyn Carter, Erik Carter, Matthew Carter, Joseph Harmon, Meg Harmon and Rebecca Lukkason. He also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews; and family friend, Millie Miranda; and especially dear to him nephews, Bob Carter and Greg Carter. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Rosary, 9:45 a.m., followed by the Mass on Saturday, April 29, at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 1132 W. Oro Grande Drive in Pueblo West, followed by interment at 1 p.m. at Roselawn Cemetery.

Carter, Catherine Ann
Catherine Ann Ferris Carter - Chronicle News - April 12, 2012 - Catherine Ann Ferris Carter passed from this life and went to Heaven on April 10, 2012 in peace at home in Cabot. Catherine was born on November 11, 1922 in Ashland, Nebraska to Soloman (Samuel) and Rose Hadad Ferris. She was raised in Trinidad, Colorado. Catherine was a member of the Hadad Family, who arrived in Trinidad in 1903 after migrating from New York City. In 2003, the Hadad Family was honored as a century family of Los Animas County, Colorado. Upon graduation from high school, she enlisted in the United States Navy Waves in 1943. She went to Boot Camp in New York State and later stationed in Washington, D.C. While stationed there, she met her husband, Brents L. Carter. Catherine and her family settled in Little Rock, Arkansas where she was employed by the Internal Revenue Service as a Tax Auditor. In October, 1982 she received the U.S. Treasury Albert Gallatin Award for Meritus Service. After retiring from the IRS, Catherine and Brents purchased the Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio in the University Mall and later Pleasant Valley Plaza. After her husband’s death in 1997, she continued to operate Merle Norman until 1999. Catherine was a sharp operator with a strong attention to detail. In 2004, she moved to live with her son and daughter in law, Dale and Susan Carter in Cabot, Arkansas. The next eight years was full of Mom’s love and daily instruction. She treated everyone as family and helped everyone improve daily. She is survived by two sons and daughters, Richard B. and Laveda Carter of Los Lunas, New Mexico, Dale M. and Susan Carter of Cabot, Arkansas; daughter and son in law, Dianne and Larry Crunkleton of Sapulpa, Oklahoma; six perfect grandsons, Daniel, Paul, Thomas Crunkleton, Phillip Carter, Michael and Samuel Carter; seven great grandchildren. Grandma loved all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a classy lady and one of a kind loving all from Heaven. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Marshall Road Baptist Church with Brother Richard Carter and Paul Crunkleton officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Park in Alexander, Arkansas. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm Friday at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be made to EXCEL – Exceptional Children’s Exercise League, 39 Ridge Road, Cabot, Arkansas 72023. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.

Carter, Glenora T.
Glenora T. Carter - Chronicle News - December 18, 2009 - Glenora T. Carter, August 24, 1935 ~ November 3, 2009 - Glenora T. Carter of Delta, Colorado, went home to be with Jesus on November 3, 2009. She was 74. In the last year of her life she battled liver cancer. Her funeral service was held on Saturday, November 7, 2009, at Calvary Baptist Church in Delta, Colorado. Her burial followed at Delta Municipal Cemetery. Glenora was born on August 24, 1935 in Grand Junction, Colorado to Glenn and Thelma Scott. She married Paul L. Carter, Jr. on December 27, 1953 in Grand Junction. She is survived by her husband, Paul of fifty-five years. Her son, Colonel Paul Lukens Carter, III and his wife, Melanie. Her daughter, Cathy Lane and her husband Dennis. She had five grandchildren, Sarah, Stephen, Matthew, Andrea and Kelsey and six great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Meghan, Shannon, Mason, Khloe and Kylie. For a time Glenora and Paul lived in Stonewall, Colo., where Paul had grown up. In her life she received her college degree at the age of fifty-five. She published four books, owned a travel agency and a tour company. Glenora also worked as a teacher's aide in special education and as an x-ray technician. She traveled to seventy different countries during her travel career. She learned to scuba dive and enjoyed her time underwater. She had several collections, but Glenora's favorite was her friends. Glenora was a thoughtful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who enjoyed life to the fullest and lived out her faith each and everyday. She will be greatly missed by all. Memorial contributions may be made in Glenora's memory to the Delta VFW Lee Marts Post #3571, for their museum, P.O. Box 347, Delta, CO 81416. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.

Carter, Linda May
Linda May (Nelson) Carter - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 2016 - Linda May (Nelson) Carter passed in peace on Dec. 5, 2016, in Sierra Vista, Ariz., from complications of Alzheimer’s. She was 69. Linda was born in Trinidad, Colo., on July 8, 1947, to Earl Price (Pat) Nelson and Helen (Atwood) Nelson. Linda’s family moved to Pueblo in the late ‘50s. Linda was valedictorian at Pueblo East High in 1965. She loved horses and was involved in Pueblo Saddle Club activities. In 1968, she was crowned Miss Colorado State Fair. She loved to promote rodeo and the Western lifestyle through the Miss Rodeo Colorado and Miss Rodeo America organizations. On Dec. 19, 1968, she married Bruce Carter. They enjoyed adventures in Colorado, but moved to Arizona in 1985 to follow the work. Linda stayed for the climate, which she adored. Bruce and Linda moved to Hereford, Ariz., in 2010, where Linda enjoyed her final years in country solitude with her devoted husband, Bruce. Linda is survived by her husband of 48 years, Bruce Carter; stepson, Shawn Carter; her brother, Dennis Nelson and his wife, Julie; her sister, Nicki Ann Nelson and husband, Skip; her brother, Earl Price Nelson Jr.; cousins, Rob and Lisa Nelson and their children, Lindsay and Ryan Nelson; nieces, Robin Molzan and Lynne Shull; and nephew, Stephen Nelson. Memorial services are planned for spring. The family asks that Linda be remembered with joy and warmth at Christmas gatherings this year and beyond. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to these organizations in memory of Linda: Alzheimer’s Association - Pueblo Office, 4104 Outlook Blvd., Building B, Pueblo, CO 81008 or Miss Rodeo Colorado, c/o Nyla Bristow, Treasurer, 7512 Plateau Road, Greeley, CO 80534.

Carter, Mabel
Mabel Carter – Walsenburg World – November 20, 1903 – Died at Maitland mine on November 16, Mabel Carter, age 4 years. Rev. Wood conducted the funeral services at the home on the 17th, which was largely attended, and burial was in the Walsenburg Cemetery.

Carter, Maria
Maria Carter – Walsenburg World – January 3, 1918 – Died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. A. J. Steele, in Walsenburg, Colorado, Maria Carter, wife of Price Carter, Monday, December 24, 1917, at 1:30 o’clock. Mrs. Carter was born in Somerville, Kentucky, April 16, 1840 and hence was 77 years, eight months and eight days of age at the time of her death. Funeral services took place Thursday, December 27, from the residence of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Steele and the remains buried in the family lot in the Masonic Cemetery.

Carter, Michael
Michael "Pat" Carter - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 2015 - Michael “Pat” Carter, age 65, went to meet his maker on April 13, 2015. Born in Port Arthur, Texas, on May 22, 1949. He left his heart in Texas, but considered Colorado to be home away from home. Pat was a pipefitter/ welder out of Local 58 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Before that, he traveled the country for union jobs with his buddies. Pat enjoyed his family, friends, fishing, hunting, playing his guitar, and was especially fond of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Longhorns. Pat was a comedian, he could tell jokes and stories like no other. He married the love of his life, Carol Sanchez-Carter, on July 24, 1982. He is survived by his loving wife Carol; brother, Bob (Patricia); daughters, Melanie (Josh), Jackie (Kevin) and Crystal; son, Kevin (Bonnie); grandsons, Kyler, Gavin, Karson, Casyn and Colt; granddaughters, Peyton and Jayden; with a grandchild due in September; numerous relatives and friends around the country; best companion dog, Rocky. Preceded in death by his mother and father of Texas; and his beloved cat, Chloe. At his request, there will be no viewing. Pat will be cremated. His Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 58 located at 2870 Janitell Road in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Carter, Pauline
Pauline Carter - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 2017 - Pauline Carter, 93, died in Pueblo. Burial in Oklahoma.

Carter, Shirley Raedelle
Shirley Raedelle Carter - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2016 - Shirley Raedelle Carter, 78, passed away July 25, 2016. Survived by husband, Dr. C. Joe Carter; children, Margaret (Jim) Harmon, Norma Katherine Carter, Michael (Diane) Carter; grandchildren, Jonathan, Katlyn, Erik and Matthew Carter, Joseph and Meg Harmon and Becky Callahan; and special friend, Millie Miranda. Preceded in death by parents, Jack and Velda Apple; infant son, Jonathan Andrew Carter; and her sister, Erma Jean Apple. Shirley was an elementary school teacher, teaching fifth grade at Evans School in Alamosa, Colo. Rosary, 4 p.m. Sunday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday at St. Paul the Apostle, 1132 W. Oro Grande Drive, Pueblo West. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Carter, Verna
Verna Carter - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 2016 - Verna Carter, 95, passed away April 27, 2016. Survived by husband, Ken; and daughter, Debbie (Jim) Centa. Preceded in death by son, Richard Strah. Private viewing. Special thanks to everyone at hospice and University Park Care Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Carter, Virginia
Virginia L. Procell Carter - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2015 - Virginia L. Procell Carter, 84, entered the Lord’s presence on the 23rd of September, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Wilbert C. Procell and Leasel Carter. Virginia is survived by her children, Lana L. Leonard of Canon City, Tom (Lynn) Procell of Pueblo, Karen (Richard) Perko of Pueblo; grandchildren, David Jeremy (Elizabeth) Golob of Castle Rock, Ryan (Adriane) Golob of Hayden, Idaho, Lucas (Nicole) Golob of Wetmore, Kindra (Stephen) Cox of Pueblo, Joni (Ryan) Mandarich of Pueblo, Ali Procell of Pueblo, Richie (Michelle) Perko of Pueblo, Brendan (Tiffany) Perko of Seattle, Wash.; and great-grandchildren, David, Alexandra, Isabella, Caiden, Ava, Samuel, Jack, Sophie and Emma; cousin, Sheila Johnson of Conway, Ark.; and numerous other relatives. Virginia was a fabulous cook. She was a very innovative baker, creating many recipes such as Bronco Mania Pie and Jimmy Carter Pie. She was a wonderful homemaker and loved her dogs. Virginia was a member of Pueblo Christian Center. In lieu of food and flowers, please make donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Community Dinners.com or PAWS For Life. Viewing will be 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, at Praise Assembly of God, with interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Carter, Virginia M.
Virginia M. Carter - Pueblo Chieftain - October 1, 2017 - Virginia M. Carter, 87, passed away peacefully Sept. 27, 2017. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert Wayne Carter. Survived by sons, Gary (Sue) Carter and Rob (Sandy) Carter; and grandchildren, Randy (Andrea) Carter, and Bobbi Carter. Virginia was a longtime member of PEO and a 40-year driver for Meals On Wheels. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. The family requests the omission of food and flowers. Donations may be made in Virginia's name to the Rocky Mountain Council of Boy Scouts of America.

Carter, Wylie Gene
Wylie Gene Carter - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2016 - Wylie Gene Carter, 62, of Pueblo, born Jan. 5, 1954, passed away March 23, 2016, after a long battle with COPD. Survived by his mother, Vada Acrey; his brother, Jimmy (Marsha) Carter; and sister, Lisa (Lee) Watson; as well as many nieces and nephews. Also survived by his dear friend and ex-wife, Phyllis Carter; as well as his close friend, Kevin Kagey. He was predeceased by his father, Leasel H. Carter; and twin brother and sister, Perry Lee and Paula Jean Carter. He was a gifted artist, loved the mountains, camping, photography, loved spending time with friends and cherished every moment with his extended family in Arkansas. A memorial ser-vice will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 1, 2016, at Parkhill Baptist Church, 4235 Parkhill Place, Pueblo. Reception immediately following the service.

Carty, Beverly A.
Beverly A. Carty - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 2015 - Beverly A. Carty, 81, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away peacefully on Oct. 24, 2015. Born Oct. 31, 1933, in Larned, Kan., to parents, Ralph and Velma Artzberger (deceased) of Pueblo, Colo. Survived by husband, James C. Carty; sister, Sue (Willie) Williams; children, Ralph (Gabi), Chris (Marlene), Charles (Vicki), Danny (deceased) (Becky), Peggy; and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a wonderful circle of friends. Bev was a loving mother of five children who enjoyed life to the fullest. She had many interests which included bowling, gardening, sewing and traveling with family and friends. She was a member of Red Hats, Newcomers, Elkettes, LaSertoma and the Eagles in Pueblo. Bev will be greatly missed by those she touched over the years. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at the First Church of God, 528 W. Abriendo Ave., graveside service will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Caruso, Frank
Frank G. Caruso - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 2017 - Frank G. Caruso, 94, passed away Oct. 14, 2017. Survived by his wife of 70 years, O'Bera Caruso; sister, Phyllis Valencia of Pueblo; nieces and nephews, Kenneth Valencia, Lori Valencia and Greg Valencia; great-nephew, Kyle Valencia; and special friends and caretakers, Theresa Diaz and Richard Harris. Preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Sue Caruso; and brother, Ed Caruso. Frank was born Aug. 22, 1923, in Pueblo. He graduated from Pueblo Central High School in 1942. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and 10 years in the National Guard. Frank and O'Bera married May 27, 1947, at Scared Heart Catholic Church in Canton, Miss. He retired from the Board of Water Works. He was a charter member of Holy Family Parish, life member of BPO Elks No. 90, member of VFW Post 203 and a founding member of Serenaders Band. Frank also volunteered at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center resale shop for many years. The family thanks Frank's doctors for the care they gave him. Viewing from 4 to 6 p.m. today in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at Holy Family Parish, 2827 Lakeview Ave. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

Carver, Ed (Mother of)
Mrs. Carver – Walsenburg World – April 20, 1916 – Mrs. Carver, mother of Mr. Ed Carver, formerly of this city, died last week after an illness of 10 years at Morrison, Colorado. She was buried Sunday in the cemetery at LaVeta.

Carver, George William
George William Carver – Walsenburg World – November 25, 1909 – Died on Thursday, November 18, 1909, Mr. George William Carver, age 81 years. Mr. Carver had been indisposed for six or seven days, but nothing serious was contemplated. Although his mind remained clear until the last, he had been afflicted for years with a kind of paralysis which made it difficult for him to get around. At the time of his death he was living with his son, James Carver and family in town. A native of Virginia and afterwards removing to Missouri, it was some 16 years ago when he and Mrs. Carver came to LaVeta. The latter passed away some years ago and since that time he has stopped with relatives both here and at Alamosa. Besides his son James and nephew William Carver at this place, he has a brother Charles at Alamosa. He is also related by marriage with other families in the neighborhood and has many friends among the old timers. Funeral services were held in the Baptist Church at 2 o’clock this afternoon and interment occurred at the LaVeta Cemetery.

Carver, Keith D.
Keith D. Carver - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2016 - Keith D. Carver passed June 19, 2016; born Aug. 15, 1947, in Lennox, S.D. Preceded in death by parents, Geneva/George; stepmother, Sandra; siblings, infant brother/sister, Cindy; special family, Lyle/Jackie Carver; in- laws, Al/Jennie Spitz; and best friend, Perry James. Survived by wife, Laura, married 48 years; daughters, Cheryl (Robert Smith) Carver and Brenda (Kevin) Torres; grandchildren, EmmaLee, Emma and Preston; siblings, Dianne Prutch and Bryon (Shizue) Carver; numerous relatives and supportive neighbors/friends. Keith served in the USN during the Vietnam Conflict aboard the USS Ponchatoula, achieving rank of EM2, nickname “Sparky.” He continued his electrical career for 45 years and was a member of IBEW Local 12, nickname “Clean Cut.” Proud member of the VFW Post 5812 and the NRA. He and his wife shared a love for each other, ATVs, motorcycles, jeeping, lumberjacking, hunting, marksmanship and their cabin. Immediate cremation at his request. Memorial service is at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016, at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Honors presented by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Private inurnment will be held at Fort Logan National Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Wet Mountain Wildlife, 743 Crest View Drive, Florence, CO 81226, or Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005. Special thanks to the staff of Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care and brother-in-law, Larry Dorsey-Spitz.

Cary, Lee A.
Lee A. Cary - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 2017 - Lee A. Cary, 89, of Pueblo West, Colo., passed away on March 24, 2017. Lee was a sheepherder, philosopher, educator, and admirer of the works of Mark Twain, J. Frank Dobie and John Dewey. Philosophically eclectic, he believed in the concept of God, but he rejected the idea of a heavenly father. His legacy lies in the education and contributions to society of his children, grandchildren and students. Lee is survived by his wife, Mary; son, Kurt Cary; and daughter, Denice Sandefur; grandchildren, Scott Sandefur and Ryan Snyder, Melissa Cary, Joe Cary, Jake Cary and Talia Jo Guerrero; and 11 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Ardis Ord and Edythe Hirasawa. Lee requested that there be no services and that he be cremated. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005.

Casa, Mary Katherine
Mary Katherine Casa - Chronicle News - June 6, 2007 - Mary Katherine Casa, age 101, passed away May 31, 2007 at the Trinidad State Nursing Home. She was born in Trinidad, Colorado on January 3, 1906 to Jennie and Joseph Casa. Mary was employed for many years at Hausman Drug until her retirement. She was a kind and caring person who spent most of her life caring for her mother Jennie and brother Frank. Preceding her in death are parents Jennie and Joseph Casa, brothers Pete (Casa) Cassa, George Casa, sisters Katherine Fabiani, Frances C. Casa, Josephine Galasso, sister-in-law Mary (Casa) Cassa, and brothers-in-law, Carl Galasso and Mike Fabiani. She is survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews from Colorado, California and New Mexico. At her request, family funeral with Funeral Mass celebrated on Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at Holy Trinity Church, Interment followed at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Anthony Fabiani, Mike Peretto, Ken Franch, Steven Espinoza, Ty Winter, Clint Winter, and Art Winter. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Casa, Vita
Vita Casa – Walsenburg World – December 22, 1903 – Died at Hastings – Vita Casa, an Italian miner, died last Saturday at his home in Hastings, of pneumonia. He has a daughter living at Rockvale, who will take charge of the body.

Casack, Rosemary
Rosemary Casack - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 2015 - Rosemary Casack, 90, passed away due to Alzheimer’s on Dec. 18, 2015, in Longmont. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Hall; her husband, John Casack; her twin sister, Marge; and two sons, Tony and Steve. She is survived by her sister, Doris Parkin of Denver; children, Ann (John) Boettcher of Longmont; John L. Casack and Greg P. Casack, both of Pueblo; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosemary retired from School District # 60. She was a wonderful mother, and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, at Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association through the funeral home office.

Casados, Eugene
Eugene "Danny" Casados - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 2017 - Eugene "Danny" Casados, 67, went home to be with the Lord on May 6, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Dora Casados; numerous brothers and sisters. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Valerie; daughter, Sandy (Don) Barela; granddaughters, Brandi Martinez, Delaney Barela; great-grandsons, Maddox and Gage, whom he loved dearly; siblings, Rosemarie, Pat, John, Phil (Lorraine), Luis, Joe, Mary, Robert; godchildren, Tommy, Tammy, Gina; special niece, Pauline; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Danny retired from Colorado and Wyoming Railway in 2014. He was always the life of the party with his joking and laughter. He adored his family and loved spending time with them. He will always be remembered for his strength and hard work. He will be very sadly missed. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 11, 2017, at George McCarthy Funeral Home. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2017, with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10 a.m., at St. Leander Church, with interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Casados, Eutemia
Eutemia Casados – Walsenburg World – February 14, 1918 – Mrs. Eutemia Casados of Rouse died at her son-in-law’s, Manuel Melandrez, here at Ideal, Monday morning, at 8:00 a.m., February 11, 1918. She was well known in Colorado and also New Mexico, where she has a host of friends who join with the family in their sorrow. She was a very old lady, being born in New Mexico, in 1829. She married Mr. Casados in New Mexico and later came to Colorado. She was the mother of 23 children, of whom eight are living. These are Maria Ramon, of Hastings, Colorado; Lucy Armijo, of Engleville, Colorado; Juanita Salazar, of Lester, Colorado; José Casados, of Rouse, Colorado; Henry Casados, of Primrose, Colorado; Pablo Casados, Rouse, Colorado; Manuel Casados and Sord Melandrez, of Ideal, Colorado. She has one sister living at Aguilar, Colorado, who is 91 years old. Mrs. Casados was buried at Laguna on Wednesday, February 12.

Casados, Frances
Frances Casados - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2017 - Frances Casados, 91, of Pueblo, passed away peace-fully on Feb. 19, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Manuel Casados; son, Joseph E. Ketchum; brothers, Anthony, Mike, Adelaido and Pete Martinez; sisters, Jennie Martinez, Louise Livesay and Eva Gonzales. Frances is survived by her sons, Mark (Tina) Casados and Nick (Debbie) Casados; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren; many beloved nieces and nephews. A visitation and rosary will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, at St. Joseph Church, with a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 24.

Casados, Theresa
Theresa Casados - Pueblo Chieftain - January 4, 2017 - Theresa Casados, affectionately known as “Terry,” passed away Dec. 24, 2016. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years, Joseph “Virgil” Casados; parents, Emilio and Sencionita Espinoza; sisters, Josephine Esquibel, Daisy Espinoza; and brothers, Carmel, Morris and Adelmo Espinoza; and in-laws, Jose and Juanita Casados. Terry is survived by her loving daughter, Loretta “Kathy” Casados; and honorary daughter, Darla Francisco; sisters, Lucy Medina and Viola (Steve) Mascarenas; and brother, Jose (Laura) Espinoza; honorary niece and nephew, William and Lisa Quintana; and many more “very special” nieces and nephews who all loved her very much! Terry loved her family, to fish, gamble and shop. She loved her puppies, who were always by her side. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, with rosary to follow at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Casados-Escobedo, Lucille Victoria
Lucille Victoria Casados-Escobedo - The Daily News-Sun - October 6, 2011 - Lucille Victoria Casados-Escobedo passed away quietly at her home in Surprise, AZ on September 27, 2011. She was 89 years old. Lucille was born on September 15, 1922 in Trinidad, CO, and spent most of her adult life in Denver, CO. She moved to the Valley to live with her daughter and grandson in 2005. She attended St. Clements of Rome Catholic Church and was a member of the Surprise Senior Center. Lucille was a devoted wife and mother and will forever be remembered by her loving children: Ernest Ortega and Alberta Apolius; grandchildren: Stephen, Regina, Nicole, Denita and Michelle; seven great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandson. She is also survived by her brother Albert Casados and wife Shirley; and many nieces and nephews. Her family along with countless other friends were blessed to know her. Lucille touched the lives of everyone she met with her smile and generosity and maintained her good spirits and sense of humor until the very end. Friends and family are invited to pay their last respects at a viewing Saturday at Palm Funeral Home, 10761 Grand Ave., Sun City, AZ. From there she will be taken back to Denver, CO, where she will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Palm Funeral Home serving the family - Timothy Lawson Funeral Director 623-583-7711.

Casarez, Samuel V.
Samuel V. Casarez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2017 - Samuel V. Casarez, 78, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 10, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Manuela Casarez; brother, Ruben; sister, Esther; and granddaughter, Lanae. Samuel is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Pearl J. Casarez; children, Nina (Steve) Gonzales, Sammy Casarez, Vanessa (Ben) Kramer, Demetrius (Monica Rangel) Casarez, Anna (Beto) Herrera and Alexandria (Anthony) Quintana; compadre, Bill Johnson; 19 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren with one on the way; siblings, Joe, Mauricio and Manuel Jr.; as well as numerous extended family and friends. He retired from Andrews Produce after 50 years of service, and continued to help as needed for several years. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Casaus, Juan
Juan “John” Casaus - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2016 - Juan “John” Casaus, 78, went with the Lord on Aug. 26, 2016. He was preceded in death by his sons, Ronnie Casaus and Infant, Michael Casaus; parents, Rafelita and Belarmino Casaus; and siblings, Toni Duran and Larry Casaus. Juan is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Beatrice; daughters, Dolores Smith, Maxine Casaus, JoAnn (Richard) Romero; sons, Johnny Casaus, Chris (Sharon) Casaus; 20 grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren; sisters, Viola (Arnold) Esquibel and Marie Montoya; brothers, Jose Casaus and Julian Casaus; sister-in-law, Juliana Ortiz; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Friday, with Mass of the Resurrection to follow, St. Leander Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at the church hall following service.

Casaus, Pauline
Pauline Linda Casaus - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 2015 - Pauline Linda Casaus, 64, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 10, 2015. She was preceded in death by her son, Julian. Pauline is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Julian Casaus; children, Jason (Grace), Leslie (Greg), Cheryl and James (Brandy); four grandchildren; great- granddaughter; siblings, Elena, JoAnn, Becky and Ben; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Memorial service, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel.

Casaus, Rosando S. Jr.
Rosando S. Casaus Jr. - Chronicle News - October 25, 2016 - Rosando S. Casaus Jr., age 54, passed away at Parkview Medical Center on October 23, 2016 after a lengthy illness. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. At his request cremation to follow with no services. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Cascio, Angela Leanore
Angela Leanore Cascio - Romero Funeral Home - April 6, 2015 - Angela Leanore Cascio will always be remembered in the hearts of her family and friends. The love she shared as a wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend to many was treasured. Angela left this world on March 31, 2015 with her loving children by her side. She was the older of two daughters born to Ernest & Sevilla Martinez in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Her family moved to Pueblo when she was fifteen years of age. She attended Centennial High and began working at Newberry’s in 1953. Her career in personnel began at the Parkview Hospital in 1969 she later moved to Transportation Test Center. Angela eventually retired from St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Management. One of Angela’s passions was antique glass and furniture. She owned and operated Victorianna’s Antique Store on Union Avenue for over ten years. Left to honor Angela’s life and mourn her death are five children Robin (Doug Casias) Palmer, Rosalind White, Rhondelle (Mark) Blankenship, Robert Weldon, and Rodney (Dana) Cascio-Weldon; her beloved grandchildren Marie, Jacque, Allen, Devin, Victoria, Christianna, Andrea, Alex, Amanda, Alexandria, Alicia, Arianna, Stefanie, Jessica, Niko, Shelby, Mariah and sister Yolinda Smith; great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and many friends. Preceded in death and there to welcome Angela to heaven is her husband of 41 years, Carl ‘Sonny’ Cascio and her parents, Ernest and Sevilla Martinez. Angela had many good friends who have been loyal to her. Her Luncheon group has remained bonded for over thirty five years. Her Canasta card group has been going strong for many years. If you were to ask her, she would say, “I have never met a stranger”. As a family we would like to thank Frontier Hospice especially Darlene, Liz and Melinda; our extended family and our dearest friends. May Angela soar above the clouds and be free.

Cascio, Carl
Carl “Sonny” Cascio - Pueblo Chieftain - February 5, 2015 - Carl “Sonny” Cascio, 68, of Pueblo, departed this life on Feb. 3, 2015. Preceded in death by his sister, Virginia “Dolly” Mallard. Survived by his wife, Angela Cascio; his children, Robin Palmer, Rosalind White, Rhondelle (Mark) Blankenship, Robert Weldon, Rodney (Dana) Cascio-Weldon; his grandchildren, Marie Pachek, Jacque Pachek, Devin Sammon, Victoria Baker, Christianna Snyder, Stephanie Pannunzio, Jessica Cordova, Niko Weldon, Shelby Weldon, Mariah Cascio; sisters, Sara Thomas and JoAnne (Bob) Williams; nephews, Tommy (Nancy) Mallard and Sean (Tina) Mallard; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. He retired from the mill where he worked for 45 years providing for his family. Sonny loved to shoot trap, hunting and riding his Harley Road King. He enjoyed gambling trips to Cripple Creek with his wife and family. The family invites you to join them at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at St. Joseph’s Hall, to celebrate Sonny’s life.

Cascio, Carl S.
Carl S. Cascio - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2017 - Carl S. Cascio, 78, of Pueblo, passed away April 25, 2017. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Nancy Cascio; and in-laws, Jasper and Jennie Soldano. Survived by his wife, Bernadine; daughters, Carla (Rob) Givens, Cheryl (Ernie) Huff, Carol (Lee) Fox and Christy (Tony) Fell; grandchildren, Morgan and Mitchell Givens, Nathan Fox, Sophie and Jude Fell; brothers-in-law, Jim (Mary Lou) Soldano and Gary (Jill) Soldano; nieces and nephews; also survived by numerous cousins in the Vinci family. Carl received his B.A. from Colorado State College in Greeley, Colo., and his M.A. from Adams State College, as well as a Type D certificate from the University of Wyoming. Carl was an educator and counselor as well as a golf coach for District 60. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2017, at St. Mary Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Case, Alexis Jordan
Alexis Jordan Case - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 2015 - Alexis Jordan Case, 6, joined her fellow angels on March 20, 2015. She was born May 14, 2008, to proud parents, Charles Lloyd and Heidi Elizabeth (Hadley) Case. Alexis was in first grade at South Park Elementary School. She was a loving, courageous, full-of-life, free-spirited child. She loved to sing, dance and play with her sisters. Alexis was a little pro at fishing. She would catch her limit and her father’s too. She also enjoyed telling jokes, even if they were horrible. She enjoyed numbers, math and art. She loved to help, was strong-willed and had a beautiful heart and soul for being a child. She had so much love to share. Her aspiration in life was to be a nurse. One thing about Alexis, she always took her time, never in a hurry. She enjoyed life fully. “AJ-Bug”, as she was known to family and friends, was a great little cook. She knew all the ingredients for chicken-fried steak, which was her specialty. Her favorite dessert was peanut butter and jelly. She made them so yummy. AJ is survived by her parents, Charles and Heidi Case; her sisters, Danika Hadley Gonzales and Skylar Rae Garcia; her grandparents, Bob and Pat Hadley and Betty Case; great-grandparents, Yogi Marich and Robert Garner; uncles, Allen (Kendra) Case, Brian (Cindy) Case and Danny Case; aunts, Heather (Jason) Smith and Rachel Hadley; numerous cousins to include favorite cousin, Alyssa Case; and other relatives and friends who loved AJ-Bug dearly. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Becky Hadley; grandfather, Allen Case; and great-grandma, Wanda Webb. Celebration of life, 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Ave.

Case, Kimberly
Kimberly Case - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 2017 - Kimberly Case, 48, of Pueblo went to be with the Lord on July 9, 2017. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 21, at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Case, Virginia Alice
Virginia Alice Case - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2015 - Virginia Alice Case, 85, passed Dec. 25, 2014. Preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Thomas Case. Survived by children, Guy (Ruth) Case, Cheryl (John) Brocious and Kevin (Pam) Case; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, Majestic Baptist Church, 494 E. Hemlock Drive, Pueblo West.

Casebeer, Joanne
Joanne Richards Casebeer - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2015 - Joanne Richards Casebeer died March 17, 2015, at the age of 88. She was born June 30, 1926, in Denver, and grew up in Denver and Bakersfield, Calif. She graduated from Colorado College in 1948. Joanne was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Herb; and son, Doug. She is survived by sons, Steve (Barbara) and Brian (Lynne); grandchildren, Arlie, Greg, Allison, Marshall and Lauren; great-grandchildren, Ryleigh and Kamryn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joanie’s memory to the American Cancer Society. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Casey, Frances
Frances A. Casey - Pueblo Chieftain - April 2, 2015 - Frances A. Casey, 74, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 11, 2015. Preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Douglas R. Casey. Survived by her children, Lori Lytle, Wichita, Kan., Larry Casey, Phoenix, Ariz., and Ken Casey, Pueblo, Colo.; brother-in-law, Charlie W. Casey (Cynde); and her three grandchildren, Sean Lytle, Ryan Lytle and Andreaus Peter. She was an avid reader, gardener and doll collector, loved ice skating and collecting ice skating memorabilia and was a very passionate animal lover. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to The Wounded Warriors Project.

Casey, Geraldine
Geraldine "Geri" Mauro Casey - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2016 - Geraldine “Geri” Mauro Casey, 79, of Pueblo passed away July 15th, 2016. Preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Grace Mauro; husband, Steve Casey; brother, John Mauro Sr. Survived by her son, Tom Ganatta; daughter, Judy Diaz; siblings, Larry (Linda) Mauro, Carol (George) Norton, Ron (Jennifer) Mauro; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grand-children; and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016, with funeral service to follow at 11 a.m., both at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Casias, Ben
Ben Casias - Chronicle News - September 9, 2008 - Ben Casias, age 89, passed away after a lengthy illness, at the Life Care Nursing Center, in Pueblo, Colorado on September 6, 2008. He was born in Sopris, Colorado on October 3, 1918 to Theresa (Gomez) and Ben Casias. Ben was employed as a coal miner in Valdez Mine for 19 years. He then was employed by the City of Trinidad as a heavy equipment operator until his retirement. Ben was an avid sports fan and will best be remembered for his love of the Denver Broncos and John Elway. Preceding him in death are parents, Theresa and Ben Casias, beloved wife Margaret Casias, brothers Bobby, Johnny, Sam, and Albert and sisters Flora, Delia and Eloise. Survivors are daughter Judee (Tom) Ortiz, Trinidad, Jerry Casias, Trinidad, grandchildren Tammie (Rusty) Guzzo, Trinidad, Terrie (Terry) Hessler, Denver, five great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, brother Joe (Steffie) Casias, Denver, and numerous nieces, and nephews from Salt Lake City, Utah. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 2:00 PM-6:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be recited Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 7:00 PM at Holy Trinity church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at Holy Trinity Church at 10:00AM. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Rusty Guzzo, Jeff Guzzo, Terry Hessler, Terry Ray Hessler, Chris Roybal and Casey Ortiz. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at the El Rancho. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home

Casias, Benedict Joseph
Ben Casias - Pueblo Chieftain - August 2, 2017 - Ben Casias. On July 21, 2017, somewhere on the other side of an Irish rainbow, Ben Casias, the cornerstone of this family, was called upon for a higher mission. The hallmark of a true leader is one who is at the forefront of every family battle. Ben was always there, never weary, with wisdom his sword and truth and faith his shield. He always engaged those giants head first and without fear. We all saw him as a hero even though he felt, at times, that even heroes can often fail. But we all know that a true hero cannot fail. No matter how painful the affliction, how deep the cut or how impossible life somehow seemed, Ben never, never gave up. He never failed his family; he never failed himself; and most of all, he never failed God in his sacred calling. A true pillar of our huge family in every way humanly possible. Strength, faithfulness, love, kindness and forgiveness - these were his uncompromised ideals. Devotion and compassion is the healing salve that Ben applied to our wounded spirits every single day. Ben's divine flare for eulogizing family members in death was part of that pillar of strength he had become. He never knew his dad, having passed away when Ben was an infant. Perhaps this is why he endeavored "2B" the greatest dad humanly possible. He literally lived for his children, cared for his dying mother, forgave his brothers, prayed with his sisters, and in his own words, was "all inclusive." To Ben, God is love and love is a temple, therefore, love is the higher law. He used to sing these lyrics by U2: "One love, one blood, one life, you gotta do what you should. One need in the night, one love we get to share it. It leaves you, Babe, if you don't care for it." So what should this family do after losing its spiritual leader, then its cornerstone in 117 days? Submit to the will of The Almighty. For submission leads to grace through the blood, and grace leads to forgiveness. After all, Ben is the poster child of love, kindness and forgiveness. Amen? Pueblo Chieftain - August 2, 2017 - Benedict Joseph Casias, Dec. 13, 1956 - July 21, 2017. Benedict Joseph Casias was a man of compassion who cared greatly for the people in his life. Ben's purpose was to spread love in the world and to stand for righteousness and goodness. He was a graduate of the University of Colorado in Boulder and spent many years in the service of others in the field of social services. Ben is survived by his four special children, Michelle, Benny, Gina, Elizabeth; five grandchildren; wife, Connie; and a large extended family and circle of close friends. His light brightened many of our lives. His family invites you to his funeral on Aug. 4: rosary at 10:30 a.m., followed by Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Walsenburg, and to a celebration of his life at 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 5, at 311 W. Northern Ave. in Pueblo. "One Love, One Heart, Let's Get Together and Feel Alright" - Bob Marley Huerfano World Journal - August 3, 2017 - Benedict Joseph Casias, December 13, 1956 - July 21, 2017 - Benedict Joseph Casias was a man of compassion who cared greatly for the people in his life. Ben’s purpose was to spread love in the world and to stand for righteousness and goodness. He was a graduate of the University of Colorado in Boulder and spent many years in the service of others in the field of social services. Ben is survived by his four special children, Michelle, Benny, Gina, Elizabeth, five grandchildren, wife Connie, and a large extended family and circle of close friends. His light brightened many of our lives. His family invites you to his funeral on August 4, Rosary at 10:30, followed by Mass at 11:00 at St. Mary’s Church in Walsenburg, and to a celebration of his life on August 5, 4:30, at 311 West Northern Avenue, in Pueblo. “One Love, One Heart, Let’s Get Together and Feel Alright”

Casias, Bobby
Bobby E. Casias - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 2014 - Bobby E. Casias, 76, passed away Nov. 5, 2014. Rosary, 1:30 p.m. Friday, with memorial service to follow at 2 p.m., both at St. Joseph Church.

Casias, Carmen
Carmen Casias - Pueblo Chieftain - July 6, 2014 - Carmen Casias, 80, went home to be with the Lord on July 1, 2014. Survived by her children, Rodney Casias, David Casias and Debbie Mertz; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; siblings, Mary Cabral, Jess Cabral and Candy Cabral; and numerous other relatives. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014, Imperial Chapel. Inurnment, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Cemetery.

Casias, Evelyn J.
Evelyn J. Casias - Chronicle News - April 25, 2014 - Evelyn J. Casias, age 67, passed away at home on April 22, 2014 after a lengthy illness. She was born in Trinidad, Colorado on February 25, 1947 to Edith and Angelo Vecellio. Evelyn attended and graduated in 1965 from Lincoln High School in Sopris, Colorado. Evelyn worked for the Department of human services from January 15, 1970 and retired on March 1, 2003. From her first marriage she had one son, Bobby. In 1974 she was united in marriage to James W. Casias and from this union they had two lovely daughters, Diane and Jamie Casias. She also cared for her step-children, Brian, Shelley, and Pamela Casias. Jim and Evelyn have 16 grandchildren which she enjoyed spending time with and caring for. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend. Preceding her in death are parents Angelo and Edith Vecellio, son Robert (Bobby, daughter Rochelle (Shelly) Casias, father-in-law Joe Casias, and mother-in-law Charlotte Casias. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, James W. Casias; daughters Diane (Richard) Saxton, Seattle, Washington and Jamie (Kevin) McClintock, Trinidad, Colorado; stepchildren Bryan (Jessica) Casias, Pueblo, Colorado and Pamela (Joe) Cordova, Logan, New Mexico; grandchildren Eric Gutierrez-Casias, Darryan Saxton, Britney Saxton, Nathan Saxton, Melissa Saxton, Kinsa McClintock, Kaitlin McClintock, Nathan McClintock, Evin McClintock, Latasha Casias, Shania Casias, Hailey Casias, Whitney Cordova, Christopher Cordova, and Cassidy Cordova; brothers, Angelo (Ida) Vecellio, Trinidad, Colorado, Anthony (Cindy) Vecellio, LaVeta, Colorado and Eugene (Mary Ann) Vecellio, security, Colorado brother-in-law Joe (Francis) Casias, Westminster, Colorado; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, uncles, and aunts. She held a precious place in her heart for her aunt Mary, Sister Olivia Bellagante and are very close friend of many years Beth Clowe. During her illness, Evelyn was blessed to have met such unique, carrying and special people from Sangre de Cristo Hospice: Christie Worley, RN, Vikki Garduno CNA, Ricky Monett NP, Jamie Ferraro RN, Anita Urbanczyk RN, and Nikki Williamson who touched the heart of Evelyn and her family with her tender and understanding approach to healthcare and friendship. Active pallbearers will be Anthony Vecellio, Angelo Vecellio, Eugene Vecellio, Phillip Cruise, Kevin McClintock, and Robert Bertolino. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Rosary will be Monday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church with funeral mass services on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the care and direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Casias, George
George Casias - Chronicle News - October 8, 2015 - George Casias, (1929-2015). Born in Walsenburg, Colo. Survived by wife, Roomie; daughter, Peggy (Frank) Gomez; sons, Duane aka Butch (Angie), Wayne aka Raz; brother, Dave (Lydia); sisters, Mabel Abeyta, Emily (Jerry) Castro; grandchildren, Veronica, Marlo, Brittany; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Michael, Joseph, Tristan, Landen, Zaleah; great-great-grandchild, Aniah. Mass, Oct. 9, 10 a.m., Holy Family, 4377 Utica St., Denver. Reception to follow at the VFW at 12 p.m.

Casias, Joseph
Joseph Casias - Chronicle News - July 5, 2004 - Joseph Casias, age 85, went to be with the Lord and his wife on June 30, 2004 in Denver, Colorado. He was born on March 22, 1919 in Sunnyside, Utah. He was a long-time resident of Trinidad, Colorado, prior to moving to Denver, Colorado, where he was employed in highway construction until his retirement. He served in World War II and received various medals. He is preceded in death by his wife Charlotte, and grandchildren Robert and Rochelle. He is survived by his sons, Joseph A. (Frances) Casias of Denver, Colorado, James W. (Evelyn) Casias of Trinidad, Colorado, Allan (Nancy) Casias of Denver; daughters, Lucille Casias of Denver, and Diane Casias of Boulder, Colorado. Also by nine grandchildren, Jesse (Rene), Joseph, Bryan (Jessica), Diane (Richard), Pamela (Joe), Jamie (Kevin), Gabriel, Hannah, and Anthony; 12 great-grandchildren, Seth, Anthony, LaTausha, Shaniah, Hailey, Erik, Darryn, Austin, Kinsa, Whitney, Christopher, and Cassidy. Graveyard interment will be Tuesday, July 6, 2004 at the Fort Logan Cemetery in Denver, Colorado. Arrangements made by the All Veterans Funeral Home, 3200 Wads-worth Blvd., Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

Casias, Joseph
Joseph "Chone" Casias - Pueblo Chieftain - September 8, 2017 - Joseph "Chone" Casias, born June 4, 1940; died Aug. 22, 2017. Rosary, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, followed by service, Eagles Hall, 614 Main St., Walsenburg.

Casias, Juan
Juan Casias – Walsenburg World – January 19, 1906 – Boy Accidentally Killed – Juan Casias, a son of Reyes Casias, of Malachite, was accidentally shot and killed at that place last Saturday. The boy was out hunting rabbits with a 22 caliber rifle and in handling the rifle shot himself through the left eye. He died immediately. We have been unable to obtain any other facts in regard to the accident.

Casias, Loretta
Loretta Casias - Times Call - January 25, 2012 - Loretta Casias, 87, of Longmont, died January 22, 2012 at her home. Loretta was born January 5, 1925 in Walsenburg, Colorado the daughter of Salvino and Sara (Romaro) Nunez. On November 30, 1940 she married Raynaldo Casias in Raton, New Mexico. In 1956 the family moved to Canfield, just south of Longmont. She worked at Model Cleaners for a number of years, loved to dance, play bingo and poker and especially enjoyed the time she spent with her family. She was a member of St. John The Baptist Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son Leroy and her sister Sally Vigil. She is survived by four daughters, Geraldine Cruz and her husband Paul of Greeley, Joyce Garcia and her husband Jesus, Rena Mata and her husband Larry and Nancy Bustillos and her husband Pablo all of Longmont; three sons Robert Casias, Leonard Casias and his wife Patsy, and Henry Casias and his wife Vickie all of Longmont. She is further survived by 27 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 26. A Vigil service will follow at 7:00 p.m. both at the Howe Mortuary Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 27, at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Foothills Gardens of Memory.

Casias, Lou Anna J.
Lou Anna J. Casias - Chronicle News - October 21, 2016 - Lou Anna J. Casias, age 83, passed away unexpectedly at her home on October 16, 2016. She was born in Medina, Colorado, on August 7, 1933, the daughter of Mary S. (Perea) and Hugh Flynn. Lou Anna managed the K & M Car Wash for 20 years until her retirement. She was a kind and giving person, caring for both her parents and godson until their passing. Lou Anna loved the daily feeding of "her" birds that came to her home. She liked to tend to her yard and loved gardening. She was a devoted member of Holy Trinity Parish and a member of the Sociedad de Nuestra de Guadalupe. Preceding her in death are parents Mary and Hugh Flynn, husband John Casias, nephew Alan Bueno, brothers in law Bob Moore and Ben Shannon. Left to cherish her memory is son, Richard J. Alvarez (Joyce C. Eatman), Colorado Springs, Colo., granddaughter Darla Alvarez, Calif., sisters Minnie Shannon, Lucille Moore both of Colorado Springs, Colo., nieces, nephews and many friends. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Sebastiani Gym. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad, Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Casias, Lucy
Lucy Casias - Chronicle News - March 16, 2004 - Lucy Casias, who resided at 204 E. 6th Street, Trinidad, passed away Saturday, March 13, 2004 in Denver. Lucy married Eloy Casias on February 14, and the two celebrated 49 years of marriage. Her husband Eloy and three sons, Henry, Edward and Stanley, preceded Lucy in passing. Her legacy will extend with her beloved children, Anthony (Arlene) Casias, Denver, Charles (Diane) Casias, Denver, Judy (Oscar) Pope, Denver, and Sharon (Earl) Dallas, Nebraska. Lucy Casias, in addition to having many family and friends, was a loving legatee beholder of five generations, granting her the loving title of great-great-grandmother. Lucy shared a wonderful relationship with her Saviour and shared her Christian faith with many. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 16 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel from 3:00–8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at Faith Christian Fellowship Church, with Rev. Kim Pittman officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. At her request, she chose as her final earthly escorts, Brian Trujillo, Gerard Trujillo, Oscar Pope, Darell Casias, Marcos Rivera, and Earl Dallas. After the services, her family and friends are lovingly invited to gather at Lucy’s home, 204 E. 6th Street. To our loving Mother, Grandmother, we bid a farewell, because Christians never have to say good-bye. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Casias, Patricia
Patricia Casias - Times Call - June 30, 2013 - Patricia Casias 65, of Longmont, died June 27, 2013 at her home, following a brief but courageous battle with melanoma. She was born on July 7, 1947 in Walsenburg, CO to Valerio and Talpita Martinez. On August 12, 1967 she married Leonard Casias in Loveland, CO. The couple then moved to Longmont to make their home. Patricia was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. She was a homemaker whose hobbies included playing bingo, playing baseball, dancing and cooking. She will be fondly remembered for her delicious green chili. And, she loved the Denver Broncos. Survivors include her husband Leonard and her son Leonard, Jr. of Longmont, sons Brian Casias of Thornton, CO and Troy Casias of Tucson, AZ; daughters Donna (Jeff) Guerra, Julie (Anthony) Garcia and Carol Casias of Longmont and five grandchildren. She is further survived by her brothers Bobby Martinez of Walsenburg, CO and Johnny Martinez of Louisville, CO. One sister Cleo Falsetta of Pueblo, CO survives. Patricia was proceeded in death by her parents and brothers Luther and Phillip Martinez and sisters Julia Surrato, Esmeria Romero, Fern Chavez, Bella Pino and Geraldine Greigo. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2 at New Creation Church in Longmont. A Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Longmont Mountain View Cemetery.

Casias, Paul Anthony
Paul Anthony Casias - Pueblo Chieftain - August 6, 2015 - Paul Anthony Casias, 36, born on Jan. 29, 1979, passed away on Aug. 1, 2015. Paul is survived by his wife, Theresa; parents, Eddie and Cecilia; brothers, Keith and Jared; along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Paul was a Pueblo native who graduated from East High School and then joined the United States Air Force, for which he served four years. For the past 13 years, he had worked in corrections including the past eight years with the Colorado Department of Corrections. Paul loved to travel, loved to be with his family, friends and his two dogs. He had a wonderful smile that could light up a room and had a wonderful heart. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday Aug. 8, 2015, at Fellowship of the Rockies located at 3892 W. Northern Ave.

Casias, Pauline Margaret
Pauline Margaret Casias - Chronicle News - July 15, 2010 - Pauline Margaret Casias age 91, passed away July 13, 2010 at Mt. San Rafael Hospital. She was born in Sweetwater, N.M. to Elizabeth (Lang) and Manuel Casias. Pauline was raised by her grandmother, Pauline Lang in Cimmaron, New Mexico. On July 2, 1937 Pauline was united in marriage to Desiderio Casias. Together they moved to the Trinidad area where her husband was employed as a coal miner in the Valdez and Allen Mines. She loved to dance, play cards and cook. Pauline was also an avid reader and watched the news, keeping up on current events. Her greatest joy was her family with who she loved being and visiting with. Preceding her in death are parents, Manuel and Elizabeth Lang; grandmother, Pauline Lang; husband, Desiderio Casias; two infant sons; son, Anthony Casias; granddaughters, Yvonne Vargas and Olivia Lopez and brothers, Edward and Ernie Casias. Survivors are daughter, Felice Dunn, Raton, N.M.; Florence A. (Philip) Cruz, Trinidad, with whom Pauline resided with for the past four years; Rosemarie (George) Romero, Trinidad; grandchildren, Carla, Kathy, Evelyn, Christine, Dee Dee, Paula, Toni, Natalie and Nathan; numerous great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 15, 2010 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Vigil Rites will be from 7 p.m. Thursday, July 15, 2010 at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, July 16, 2010 at Holy Trinity Church. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Jimmy Casias, Richard Casias, Manuel Casias, Henry LeDoux, Gene Vecellio and Nate Cruz. Family may be contacted at the Cruz, 1608 Aiello Street and the Romero residence, 909 Prospect. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Casias, Rose
Rose Suazo Casias - Denver Post - August 13, 2015 - Rose Casias age 74, of Denver, formerly of Trinidad. Wife of Paul. Mother of Paul (Brenda) & James (Deborah). Grandmother of 3. Great-Grandmother of 4. Visitation, Sunday 1-4 P.M., Rosary at 4 P.M., Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Funeral Mass, Monday, 11 AM, All Saints Catholic Church, 2559 S. Federal Blvd., Denver. Interment, Ft. Logan National Cemetery.

Casias, Viola Mae
Viola Mae Casias - Dignity Memorial - April 13, 2015 - Viola Mae Casias, 81, of Lakewood, Colorado, passed away on April 10, 2015. Viola was born on July 11, 1933 in Trinidad, Colorado to her parents, Salamon and Rosealie Martinez. She was married to the late Albert E. Casias. Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday April 22, 2015 at All Saints Catholic Church, 2559 South Sheridan Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80219. Viewing one hour prior. Committal service 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, Staging Area "A" at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 South Sheridan Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80235. There will be a reception immediately following the committal service back at All Saints Catholic Church.

Casolari, Attalio
Attalio Casolari – Walsenburg World – October 26, 1911 – Died at Pictou, Colorado, Sunday, October 22, and 1911, Attalio Casolari, age 30 years, 1 month, 7 days.

Casper, Carol
Carol Casper - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 2015 - Carol Casper, 35, left this life Nov. 6, 2015. Survived by husband, Chris; father, Michael Kirkmeyer; sister, Waneta; brother, Irvin; and sons, Darrel and Ozzie. Celebration of her life will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, at American Legion Post No. 2, 701 W. Ninth St., Pueblo.

Cassa, George R.
George R. Cassa - Chronicle News - February 13, 2014 - George R. Cassa, 89, died on February 6, 2014 after many months of illness. Surviving are sons, Joe (Kay) and Bob (Karen) Cassa, and surviving grandsons J.J. (Melissa), Matt and Mike. Also surviving are sisters Joan (Bob) Crittenden, Esther (Mike) Peretto and sister in law Alice Johnson. Predeceased by wife Gertrude. Family and friends will gather on February 20 to celebrate George’s life at Our Lady of Fatima Church. Inurnment at Mount Olivet. Courtesy of Comi Funeral Home.

Cassa, Joe S.
Joe S. Cassa - Chronicle News - August 16, 2011 - Retired Air Force Colonel Joe S. Cassa, 90, passed away on August 10th. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Pete Cassa of Trinidad, Co. He was a father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and cousin. He is survived by many, many relatives and friends who loved him dearly. Mass of the Christian Burial at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 7595 Federal Blvd, Westminster, Colo., Thursday, August 18th. 11 A.M. Inurnment with Full Military Honors, at Ft. Logan National Cemetery on Friday, August 19 at 10 A.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Collier's Hospice Center, 3210 Lutheran Park Way, Wheat Ridge, CO, 80033. Arrangements under direction of Comi Funeral Home, Trinidad, Colo.

Cassares, Tom F.
Tom F. “TC” Cassares - Pueblo Chieftain - December 3, 2015 - Tom F. “TC” Cassares, 70, of Pueblo, passed into the arms of God on Dec. 1, 2015. Preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Cora Cassares; parents-in-law, Onecimo and Rafaelita Padilla; sister, Josie Sanchez; brother-in-law, Rudy Padilla; niece, Sonja Soto. Survived by his loving and devoted wife of 47 years, Sofia; son, Kenneth A. (Beth) Cassares; grandchildren, Brandon, Savannah and Donovan; sisters, Ivalee (Lalo) Cuevas, Roberta (Dave) Clement, Rose-Lee Cassares, Veronica (Jesse) Vigil; brothers- in-law and sisters-in- law, Nick Sanchez, Leo (Theresa) Padilla, Joseph (Kathy) Padilla, Susan (Victor) Soto, Georgia Padilla, Henry (Racquel McCalmon) Padilla, Virginia (Mike) Rodriguez, Carol Padilla and Renee (Scott) Shaw. Tom was a U.S. Marine Vietnam veteran and worked for the U.S. government at Fort Carson for 38 years. Tom was born and raised in Avondale, Colo. He was an avid fastpitch pitcher. Tom was a giving and caring person and an extremely devoted family man. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, at St. Joseph Parish. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Cassidy, James F. Jr.
James F. Cassidy Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2015 - James F. Cassidy Jr., 83, passed away April 22, 2015, in Pueblo, Colo. The son of Evelyn (Trent) and James F. Cassidy Sr., he was born June 26, 1931, in Pueblo, Colo. James was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and retired from the Colorado Department of Corrections. He was united in marriage to Kathryn Sutton on June 7, 1954, in Hernando, Miss. Mr. Cassidy is survived by his children, Fred Cassidy of Pueblo West, Colo., and Alice N. Cassidy of Grand Junction, Colo.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Susan Fetters. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn; son, Donald; and his parents. Memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015, at the Holt Chapel of the Garden at 806 Macon Ave., Canon City. Arrangements are under the care of Wilson Funeral Home.

Cassidy, William
William Cassidy – Walsenburg World – May 21, 1914 – Result of Cloudburst in Fountain Valley – Bridges and Tracks Washed Out and Trains Tied Up On Three Lines, Property Loss Is $300,000 – Pueblo – After having claimed a toll of one life and caused damage estimated at $300,000, the floodwaters of the Fountain River receded rapidly and serious danger seemed passed. The only known victim of the flood is William Cassidy, 53 years old, a zinc smelter employee. His body was found on an island opposite the Claypool ranch, 2 miles east of the city limits. The body was brought to Pueblo, and was identified by William Huyser, a friend of the dead man. Railroad traffic in and out of Pueblo is tied up. The Missouri Pacific and Santa Fe Bridges east of the city limits are gone, while the Denver & Rio Grande and Santa Fe each lost several miles of track in the vicinity of Buttes, 25 miles north of Pueblo. Numerous automobile parties that were marooned near Colorado Springs towed their machines into town. No serious accidents were reported. There were many narrow escapes from death, but it is believed the only loss of life was that of Cassidy.

Cassio, Ambre Elise
Ambre Elise Cassio - La Veta Signature - July 10, 2014 - Runaway driver arrested after Cuchara crash - A 25 year-old Pueblo man has been arrested in the June 14 fatal truck crash in Cuchara - Ambre Elise Cassio, 26, a passenger in the truck, was pronounced dead at the scene by Huerfano County Coroner Della Duran. At the time of the crash the driver was not on scene. Tyler Spinuzzi was arrested June 15 in Pueblo for suspicion of Leaving the Scene of an Accident Following a Death, a class three felony; Vehicular Assault, Reckless, a class four felony; Manslaughter, also a class four felony and two traffic misdemeanors. According to Colorado State Patrol reports the crash occurred just before midnight on June 14 when a Chevrolet Silverado, estimated to be traveling at 70 mph in a 45 mph zone, hit a tree then rolled and ended up on its roof. Witnesses at the scene described the driver as a young man in a white shirt and jeans. Spinuzzi’s name surfaced early in the investigation. When troopers went to his home in Pueblo they were told Spinuzzi had attended a concert in Cuchara the night before. The victim’s family produced a video of Spinuzzi and Cassio leaving her home for the concert. One of the Cuchara witnesses also picked out a photo of Spinuzzi from a CSP photo line up. When Spinuzzi met with CSP Troopers he admitted being in the crash but did not make any further statements. He is free on $45,000 bond and his attorney has requested a preliminary hearing in the case. La Veta Signature - February 12, 2015 - Pueblo man is sentenced to four years for Cuchara fatal crash following Country Music Fest last June - Quiet sobs punctuated the still courtroom Monday morning as Eleanor Cassio spoke of the anguish of losing her daughter, Ambre, 25 in a fatal car crash. Tyler Spinuzzi, 25, was facing sentencing in Huerfano District Court for vehicular homicide. He was driving the truck Cassio was riding in. He ran away from the scene in order to prevent law enforcement from finding out he’d been drinking and driving. Again. Judge Claude W. Appel imposed a four year Community Corrections sentence. District Attorney Frank Ruybalid asked that the court impose the maximum six year sentence in the case, partly because the defendant fled the scene. Spinuzzi pled guilty to a charge of vehicular homicide that didn’t include intoxication. He wasn’t located until the day after the crash, in Pueblo, where he lives. By that time no physical evidence of his drinking could be obtained. But Ruybalid outlined Spinuzzi’s history—which includes two previous alcohol-related charges. The defense and prosecution had already agreed to ask for a Community Corrections sentence, saving Spinuzzi from going to the Colorado Department of Corrections. Community Corrections is a minimum security system where inmates can leave the facility during the day to work, returning to lock up each night. Joe Koncilja, Spinuzzi’s attorney, urged the court to place his client on probation in Pueblo.

Cassio, Anthony
Anthony (Tony) Cassio - Chronicle News - January 10, 2017 - Anthony (Tony) Cassio, 86, passed away January 4, 2017. He was born in Trinidad on March 16, 1930 to Joseph and Anna Cassio. He was an Accomplished Accordionist with a Masters Degree in Music. He taught music and band at Primero High School, served in the military two years, moved to Denver and worked there for the railroad for most of his adult life. But his love and passion was always music. He is survived by his devoted wife Shirley MacDonald Cassio, whom he married February 23, 1957, Son Billy Joe Cassio and Daughter Roberta L. Smith, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services will be held 10 a.m. January 10, 2017, by Crown Hill Mortuary, in Wheatridge, Colo.

Cassio, Charles J.
Charles J. “Chuck” Cassio - Chronicle News - March 26, 2008 - Charles J. “Chuck” Cassio, age 68, of Wheatridge, passed away March 19, 2008 at Collier Hospice. He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Mary Cassio. He is survived by his brothers Anthony (Joyce) and Joe (Karen). He was born and raised in Trinidad, CO. He graduated from Holy Trinity HS in 1958, attended UNC and Adams State Colleges where he earned both BA and MA degrees. He taught band in Trinidad from 1965 to 1968. He then taught instrumental music and was music coordinator in the Boulder Schools until 1983. His bands at Boulder High School received national prominence as well as many Colorado honors. Following his career in Boulder, Charles served as a Fine Arts Consultant for the Colorado Department of Education. Charles was a hall of Fame Band Director in Colorado receiving that honor from the Colorado Bandmaster's Assn. in 1990, CMEA in 1996 and Phi Beta Mu in 2000. A Celebration of his Life will be held at Wheatridge Recreation Center, 38th and Kipling, April 6, 2008 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM.

Cassio, Joseph Anthony
Joseph Anthony Cassio - Chronicle News - August 31, 2015 - In loving memory of Joseph Anthony Cassio, 83, of The Villages, FL, passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2015. Joe was born in San Antonio, Texas to Charles and Mary (Raffa) Cassio on December 21, 1931. Joe is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Charles Cassio. Joe is survived by Karen, his beloved wife of 36 years, and his Brother Anthony Cassio. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held for Joe at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 11 a.m.

Castellano, Cesaria
Cesaria Castellano - Chronicle News - August 6, 2012 - Cesaria Castellano, age 83, passed away unexpectedly at the Trinidad Inn on August 1, 2012. She was born in Rivera, New Mexico to Natividad (Trujillo) and Abel Castellano who both preceded her in death. Cesaria loved to crochet and play cards. She enjoyed spending time with her family. Survivors include her brother Fernandez Castellano, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Scriptural Services will be held Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are: Joseph Castellano, Abe Serna, Abe F. Serna, Kenny Castellano, Dustin Castellano, Curtis Castellano, Jesus Castellano, Leroy Castellano. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Castellano, Dora
Dora Castellano - Chronicle News - April 28, 2004 - Dora Castellano of Aguilar, Colorado passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital on April 26, 2004. She was born in Augusta, Colorado on May 28, 1923 to Simona and Tedicio Cordova. She enjoyed cooking and gardening. Dora was a devoted grandmother and great-grandmother and loved spending time with her family. Preceding her in death are parents Simona and Tedicio Cordova; and son Joseph Castellano. Survivors are grandson Daniel A. (Shannon M.) Castellano, Aguilar; great-granddaughter Savanna Castellano; sister Theresa Ortiz, Denver; brother Gilbert Cordova, Aguilar; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be Friday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Aguilar from 11:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Funeral services will be Friday, April 30, 2004 with recitation of the Most Holy Rosary at 1:30 p.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at 2:00 p.m. with Fr. Phil Coury as celebrant. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Castellano, Irene F.
Irene F. Lopez Castellano - Chronicle News - October 2, 2008 - Irene F. Lopez Castellano, our dearly loved wife, mother, grand and-great grandmother, went home to Our Lord and Savior on September 28, 2008 surrounded by her loving family. She loved cooking for her large family, also enjoyed playing cards and going to Bingo. She is preceded in death by her parents Vincente and Inez Lopez, father and mother-in-law Abel Castellano, Natividad Trujillo and sister Praxedes Rivera. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years Fernandez Castellano, brother Jose Santillenez, sister-in-law Cesaria Castellano; daughters Judy (David) Saiz, Colorado Springs, Martha (Josh) Hernandez, Trinidad, Josephine (Felipe) Chavez, Hereford TX, Rosalie (Richard) Castellano, Farmington, NM, Kathy (Manuel) Fernandez, Colorado Springs, sons Abel (Diana) Castellano, Trinidad, Leroy, Raymond, Vince Castellano, Colorado Springs, Paul Castellano, Pueblo, Monico Castellano, Trinidad, Joseph (Brenda) Castellano, Trinidad, twenty-five grandchildren, twenty- seven great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. Pallbearers are grandsons Rubeun and Abe Serna, John Curtis, Brandon, Kenny and Dustin Castellano. Honorary Pallbearers are grandsons Conrad and Anthony Serna, Jayson Begay, Jesus Castellano, Victor Chavez, Ryan Cruz and all her grand and great grandchildren. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be Thursday, October 2, 2008 at 7:00 PM at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, October 3, 2008 at 10:00 AM at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to gather at the County Fairground Building. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Caster, Charles
Charles Caster – Walsenburg World – June 26, 1902 – Charles Caster, colored miner of Pictou, died on Thursday afternoon from the result of a shot in the abdomen, received last February a year ago, in a saloon row at that place. He had recovered and worked some since but was never well.

Castiglia, Elizabeth P.
Elizabeth P. Castiglia - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2016 - Elizabeth P. Castiglia, 90, passed away April 7, 2016. Cremation, Angelus Chapel Crematory.

Castillo, Angel
Angel Lea Castillo - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 2017 - Angel Lea Castillo, born Oct. 18, 1990, passed away from a car accident on Dec. 9, 2017. He loved to play soccer and basketball with his family and friends. He had a smile that lit up your heart. He loved his super heroes, both DC and Marvel alike, and hanging out with his best friends. He brought joy to others. He loved unconditionally and gave without thought of what it would cost him. He was always great with kids and loved reading to his little buddy, Liam. He was a graduate of Trapper Creek Job Corps., with multiple welding certificates. He worked locally in Denver. He is survived by his step-father, Ronald D. Walker (Connie); biological father, Michael Castillo Sr. (Melanie); mother, Samantha C. Fairchild; sisters, Lorinda, Nikita, Brandi, Crystal, Abby, Cheyienne, Dyllyn; and brothers, Micheal Jr., Jeremy, Austin, Anthony, Sullivan, Ryan and Conner. He was a gift from God to us, and an example for us. He will be missed greatly. Memorial, 2 p.m. today, at Church on the Ranch, 3865 Jeannine Dr., Colorado Springs, CO., 80917. Donations may be sent in his memory to The Donor Alliance.

Castillo, Antonio David James
Antonio David James Castillo - Pueblo Chieftain - January 1, 2018 - Antonio David James Castillo, 29, passed away Dec. 24, 2017, in Denver. He was born Oct. 28, 1988, in Phoenix, Ariz., to proud parents, Antonio and Elizabeth (Estorga) Castillo. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Rev. David and Benita Estorga; and uncle Tony Estorga. Antonio enjoyed doing hair and makeup. He loved fashion, dancing and being the life of the party. He loved spending time with his nephews, who were his life. Also, he loved having coffee and conversation with his Auntie, Becky Rivera, who was always there and supported him in each aspect of his life. Antonio is survived by his loving spouse, Zoya Hawkins; his parents, Antonio and Elizabeth; siblings, Antoinette Castillo, Emmanuel X. Estorga, Javier, Thalia, Marisol, Raina, Armando, Mario, Emmanuel and David Castillo; his nephews, Israel and Isaiah Estorga; other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday Jan. 2, 2018, Family Worship Center, 3800 Parker Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81008.

Castillo, Dan (Child of)
Child of Dan Castillo - Walsenburg World - September 29, 1898 - The little child of Dan Castillo of Malachite, reported ill last week, died on Sunday afternoon. The sympathy of the community and friends is extended to the bereaved parents.

Castillo, Debra LaVerne
Debra LaVerne Castillo- Chronicle News - June 3, 2014 - Debra LaVerne Castillo passed away unexpectedly at home May 27, 2014 at the age of 56. Debra was born in Trinidad, Colorado on December 1, 1957 to Gertrude (Vigil) Castillo and Mike Castillo. She attended area schools graduating from Trinidad High School in 1975. Debra was employed in many different fields but the one she was very proud of was the coal mining position she held at the Allan Coal Mine west of Trinidad. Debra received her class A CDL and drove for Leone Sand & Gravel as well as Titan Trucking. Debra enjoyed reading the Bible, embroidering, knitting and playing pool with her grandson. She loved cooking, especially for her family. Preceding Debra in death are parents, Gertrude and Mike Castillo as well as her brother Bob Castillo and nephew Shaun Castillo. Survivors are sons Lawrence (Becky) Sandoval, Trinidad, Colorado, Michael Sandoval, Pueblo, Colorado, grandchildren, Devon, Lawrence Patrick, Anthony, and Chloeylin. Also surviving are Debra’s three brothers and four sisters as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and numerous friends. Memorial mass will be held Monday, June 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Castillo, Gertrude Isabell
Gertrude Isabell Castillo - Chronicle News - June 9, 2006 - Gertrude Isabell Castillo, age 77, passed away at home on June 7, 2006. She was born in Stonewall, Colorado on January 2, 1929 to Genevieve (Gonzales) and Samuel Vigil. Gertrude was employed at the Frontier Motel for 25 years until her retirement. She enjoyed cooking and dancing. Her greatest love were her children and babysitting for her grandchildren. She will be missed by many. Preceding her in death are parents, Genevieve and Samuel Vigil; husband Mike Castillo; grandson Shawn Castillo and sister Sally. Survivors are children, Mary (Ted) Martinez, Denver, Mike (Rose) Castillo, Denver, Raymond (Marilyn) Castillo, Trinidad, Carol (Tom) Bowman, Trinidad, Louis (Barbara) Chavez, Trinidad, Debra (Shannon) O’Dea, Trinidad, Angel Salazar, Trinidad, Linda Chavez, Trinidad, Frank (Michelle) Castillo, Trinidad; brothers and sisters, Stella (Rudy) Sisneros, CA, Albeo (Marie) Vigil, Trinidad, Ben (Dolores) Vigil, Denver, Nancy (Joe) Vasquez, Denver, Louise Mina, CA, Rose (George) Roska, CA; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many dear friends and other relatives. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 PM-6:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Vigil Rites will be Monday, June 12, 1006 at 7:00 PM at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at 10:00 AM at Holy Trinity Church. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Tom Bowman, Juaquine Castillo, Gary Salazar, Jerry Gallegos, Terry Gallegos, Michael Sandoval, Eric Castillo, and Christopher Rivera. Active pallbearers are Brett Castillo, Louie Chavez, Samuel Chavez, Gabriel Salazar, Carlos Olguin, and Lawrence Sandoval. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at the El Rancho. Family may be contacted at the home address. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Castillo, Joe A. Castillo
Joe A. Castillo (Nonie) Castillo - Chronicle News - February 17, 2006 - Joe A. Castillo (Nonie) Castillo, age 76 of Trinidad, went to be with our Lord, February 14, 2006. He was born to Domingo and Petra Castillo on March 30, 1929, in Valdez, CO. He attended Trinidad area schools. On January 30, 1949, he was united in marriage to Christella Marie Vigil. Joe served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1952 to 1954. Upon returning home from the service, he completed mechanic school at Trinidad Junior College. Joe worked for Dawn Motors, Couey’s Storage and Transfer and Sawaya’s Wholesale. He also worked at the Allen Mine and Trinidad Builders. Joe was a very talented “Jack of All Trades” - a mechanic, a truck driver, a miner, and a carpenter. He always enjoyed helping others. Joe loved his Denver Broncos. He liked singing and playing the guitar; and he loved listening to Spanish music. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Domingo and Petra; daughter Hazel; grandson Gene Joseph; brothers, Manuel, Ralph, Pete, Mike, and Dominic Castillo; sisters, Frances Rivas and Aurelia Gutierrez. Joe is survived by his wife of 57 years, Christella; sons, Gene (Louise); Leonard (Sally); and Joseph (Joann) Castillo; daughter Beverly (John) Navarette; grandchildren, Cheryl (Derek) Navarette; Jeanine (Brian) Duran; Shaylynn (Jason) Salazar; Denise (Roby) Lee; Janell (Rob Neatherlin); Leonora (Rick Lopez); Bernadette (Tommy) Cappellucci; Chrissy (Vince Garcia); Amber (Victor Jimenez); Leonard (Desiree Trujillo) Castillo; Heather Navarette, Chevelle, Christopher, and Tiffany Castillo; 21 great-grandchildren; sisters, Virginia Nunez and Ruth (Everly) Silva; and numerous nieces and nephews. Honorary pallbearers include Brian Duran, Vince Garcia, Roger Hernandez, Roby Lee, Rick Lopez, Derek Navarette, Reuben Nunez, John Ramirez, Jason Salazar, Joe Sepulveda, Don Vigil, Victor Jimenez, Tommy Cappellucci, Ray Vigil and Alex Watson and his many friends. Active pallbearers are Leonard Castillo, Christopher Castillo, Leroy Castillo, Andrew Castillo, David Nunez, and Kenneth Vigil. Visitation will be Sunday, February, 19 from 2 to 5 pm at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Scripture Service will be held at Faith Christian Fellowship Church at 6:00 pm with Pastor Bill Frashuer officiating. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, February 20, 2006 at 10:00 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Gene Renard, S.J., officiating. Internment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to St. Joseph’s Hall immediately following the services. The family may be contacted at 709 Monroe, Trinidad. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Castillo, John A. Sr.
John A. "Fugi" Castillo Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2015 - John A. “Fugi” Castillo Sr., 61, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 6, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Elvera Castillo; and sister, Amelia Castillo. John is survived by his children, John (Amalia), Matt (Melisa) and Brenda (Jordan); 14 grandchildren; siblings, Lourdes, Cam (Josephine), Michelle, Gerald, Jimmie (Juanita) and Eileen (Bob); and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Memorial service 3 p.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Castillo, John David
John David Castillo - Huerfano World Journal - October 25, 2017 - John David Castillo passed away Oct 18, 2017. He was born on November 21, 1954. David grew up in Mutual Camp, which was living in paradise to him. After graduating in 1974 from WHS, he went to California where he lived for many years until he came back to?Walsenburg to care for his mother Billie?Castillo, who precedes him in death. David was an avid Broncos fan. He enjoyed listening to Spanish music and collecting model cars. ?David was a very giving person. ?He enjoyed sharing things with other people. David is survived by his children Summer and Austin?Castillo, Shannon and Daniel?Landis; two very wonderful grandchildren, Aiden and Chelsea Landis; his faithful companion Jack (his dog); and special friends Frank Encina and Bobbie Jo Trujillo. He is also survived by many relatives, friends, and neighbors. Special thanks to Jim Atencio for the last Indian Rituals, Bobbie Jo for all the care and help given to David, also to all who spent time with him before he passed. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Huerfano World Journal - January 11, 2018 - A memorial service will be held on January 13, 2018 for John?David Castillo at 10:30 am at the Walsenburg Golf Course. Family requests Bronco attire.

Castillo, Leroy
Leroy (Paco) Castillo – Chronicle News – April 8, 2015 – Leroy Castillo, age 67, passed away unexpectedly on April 6, 2015 at Parkview Medical Center. He was 67. Funeral Memorial mass will be held Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Private inurnment at a later date. Complete obituary will follow. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home. Chronicle News – April 9, 2015 – Leroy (Paco) Castillo, age 67, passed away at Parkview Medical Center unexpectedly on April 6, 2015. He was born in Trinidad, Colorado on March 3, 1948 two Virginia (Fernandez) and Pete F. Castillo Sr. He attended and graduated from Primero High School in 1968. Leroy was employed as a coal miner, railroader, heavy equipment operator, and truck driver. He was also employed for Melvyn and J. J. Rivera at Little Stinker for several years. He enjoyed music and was the lead guitarist and singer for the Turning Point Band. Leroy loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved being with his family, especially his wife Shirley, who was always by his side, his Princess and granddaughter Evelynn Cordova, who lovingly called him Paco, and son Alex, who Leroy had a great influence in his life, teaching him the skill of heavy equipment operating and the lessons of life. Preceding him and death are his parents Pete and Virginia Castillo, brothers John and Vincent Castillo, grandmother Eutemia Hernandez, mother- and father in law, Pam and Gene Velasquez, and brothers-in-law, Dave Velasquez and James Reeves. Left to cherish his memory is the love of his life and wife of 26 years, surely Castillo of home address, son Alex Cordova (Mandy Montoya) Trinidad, granddaughter Evelynn Cordova, grandson Daniel Trujillo, Trinidad, children, Debbie (Sam) Sisneros, Mary (Joe) Romero, Carolyn Castillo and Billy Castillo, grandchildren Carlos and Sammy Sisneros brother Andy (Molly) Castillo, sister Irene (Dave) Roybal, sisters and brothers-in-law, Gene (Louise) Velasquez Sr., Irene Reeves, Linda Velasquez, Chuck (Gloria) Velasquez, Betty (John) Lucero, Louise (Jimmy) Grosso, Paul (Charlene) Velasquez, Pam (Paul) Cordova, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral Memorial mass will be April 14, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Private family inurnment to be held at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Castillo, Mary
Mary Castillo - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 2017 - Mary Castillo, 58. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Castillo, Mike R. Jr.
Mike R. Castillo, Jr. - Chronicle News - September 17, 2007 - Mike R. Castillo, Jr., 57, of Westminster, Colo., passed away Sept. 9, 2007. He is survived by his beloved wife Rose, children Barbara and Eric (Megan), both of Westminster, grandchildren David, Vanessa, E.J. and Augustine, brothers Raymond, Jerry, Louis, and Frankie, and sisters Mary Lou, Carol, Debbie, Roseanne, and Linda. Visitation was held on Sunday with Rosary at the mortuary chapel. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Monday at Spirit of Christ Catholic Church, 7400 W. 80th Ave., Arvada. Internment in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Castillo, Simona
Simona Castillo - Pueblo Chieftain - September 3, 2015 - Simona Castillo, 83, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 1, 2015. Arrangements pending. Roselawn Funeral Home - September 3, 2015 - Simona Castillo, 83 of Pueblo. Born in Mexico October 18, 1931 passed away September 1, 2015. Preceded in death by her husband, Juan Castillo; sisters, Esperanza, Carmen, Sylvina, Isagra; grandsons, Juan, Carlos, Joe, Jr.; granddaughter, Kristine, Stacy; sons in law, Amador and Nicolas. Survived by her children, Jose & Mica Castillo, and children, Maria Luisa, Ferderico Presiado, and children, Olivia and children, Elfega, Miguel DeLaHoya, and children, Jesus, Lorena and children, Raul, Martha and children, Carmen, Eddie Martinez and children, Estella, Javier Silva, Maria, Leone L Romero and children. Visitation will be 5:00 pm, to 8:00pm, Friday, September 4, 2015 at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Service will be 1:00 pm, Saturday, September 5, 2015 at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel.

Castillo, Vince J.
Vince J. Castillo - Chronicle News - March 30, 2005 - Vince J. Castillo, of Valdez, passed away on March 26, 2005 in Pueblo, Co. He was 55. He was born in Trinidad, Colorado on July 9, 1949 to Virginia (Hernandez) and Pete F. Castillo. Vince attended Primero Schools graduating in 1969. He farmed on the family farm. Vince loved baseball and was an avid fisherman. Preceding him in death are parents Virginia and Pete Castillo; brother John J. Castillo; and grandparents Reutimia and Roger Hernandez. Survivors are sister Irene (Dave) Roybal, Valdez, Co.; brother Leroy (Shirley) Castillo, Starkville, Co., Andy (Molly) Castillo, Valdez, Co.; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral Mass will Monday, April 4, 2005 at 10:00AM at Holy Trinity Church. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic 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.

Castner, Diana
Diana Harbridge Castner - Chronicle News - September 4, 2003 - Diana Harbridge Castner - August 2, 1917 - July 17, 2003 - Diana was born to Etta Florence and Albert James Harbridge in Trinidad, Colorado on August 2, 1917. Her father owned the Rhodes-Harbridge Jewelry store, was a Dr. of Optometry, and a timekeeper for the Southern Pacific Railroad. She had a younger brother, Albert James, who was killed in a sledding accident at age eleven. Diana got her love of music from her father and they often performed together on the marimba. She loved playing the piano and during high school often practiced as much as four hours a day. She graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in music and a teaching credential. After a year of teaching school in a small town in northern Colorado, Diana married Norval Castner on June 14, 1941, in a garden wedding at her parent’s home. They moved to Schenectady, New York, where she had a private piano class. Her two daughters were born there. In 1954, Diana and her daughters returned to Trinidad. She taught music and English at Rice Junior High School for 13 years and class piano at the Trinidad State Junior College for several years. She was organist at Zion Lutheran Church for over 30 years and taught private piano lessons for almost 50 years. Diana was a member of Chapter J, PEO. Music was indeed her love and her piano students brought her tremendous joy and kept her young at heart. She enjoyed living in the home that her father built in 1909 and loved the twinkling lights of Trinidad. After a fall in her home in early spring, Diana was bedridden. In June, she was admitted to Mt. San Rafael Hospital with congestive heart failure and died on the evening of July 17th. A private burial was held at the Masonic Cemetery on July 22, 2003. Diana is survived by her daughter, Joyce Stack of Dallas, TX; daughter and son-in-law, Noreen and Gene Dickerhoof of Corvallis, OR; six grandchildren, one great-grandson, and three cousins in the Denver area. Anyone desiring to make a memorial gift may do so to Zion Lutheran Church or the SPCA.

Castor, Homer
Homer Castor - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 2015 - Homer Castor, 88, died in Pueblo. Services in Denver.

Castro, Alfonso
Alfonso Castro - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 2016 - Alfonso Castro, 79, passed away Dec. 18, 2016. Cremation with no formal services.

Castro, Concion
Concion Castro – Pueblo Chieftain – January 21, 1919 – Died – Castro, Concion, age 1 month, died at 322 Plum Street, Jan. 20. Funeral this morning from McMinn’s.

Castro, Ida E.
Ida E. Castro - Chronicle News - February 3, 2003 - Ida E. Castro, of Aguilar, passed away Jan 29, 2003 in Pueblo. She was born on October 9, 1927 and graduated from Aguilar High School. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luciano and Celia Ortiz and sister Dorothy Rosemary. She was the beloved mother of Henrietta (Barry) Butler, of Aguilar, Beloved grandmother of Jeune Ortiz, of San Diego, beloved sister of Albert (Marian) Ortiz, of Pueblo, Velma Ortiz, of Trinidad, Dorothy Valle, of Pueblo, Ernestine Ortiz, of Pueblo, and John Ortiz, of Denver, beloved aunt to numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Private service for family and friends will be held in Aguilar. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice of Pueblo. She touched the lives of many and will be missed by all who had the honor of knowing her. Arrangements are under the direction of the Cotter Family's Davis Mortuary in Pueblo.

Castro, Ray
Ray Castro - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 2014 - Ray Castro, 49, passed away unexpectedly Sept. 11, 2014. He was born Sept. 10, 1965, in Torrance, Calif., to proud parents, Richard and Hortensia (Lopez) Castro. He was preceded in death by his father; his two brothers, Arturo Amazola and Phillip Lopez. Ray enjoyed watching sports with his son, Frankie, and being there with and for his family. Ray is survived by his wife of 19 years, Julie A. Castro; his children, Aaron, Eva, Jessica, Emily, Frankie, Laila, Analia, Jacob and baby Castro; his mother, Hortensia Lopez; siblings, Edward (Sylvia) Castro, Ricky Castro and Lupita Amazola; mother-in-law, Gloria Santistevan; father-in-law, frank “Pops” Velarde; sister-in-law, Lisa (Joey) Sanchez; several other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Angelus Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the service.

Castro, Richard Lee
Richard Lee Castro - Huerfano World - March 21, 2016 - Richard Lee Castro, August 12, 1990 - March 19, 2016 - In remembrance of Richard whose generous heart had no boundaries. Above all, he was a devoted father whose happiest days were spent with his daughters Ally and Arianna Castro. He lives on in the hearts and memories of his mother, Cecilia Ramos, his father, Victor Castro, and his brother, Victor Castro, Jr.; his grandmothers Barbara Ramos and Inez Boyer; his grandfather, Martin Castro, and many other family members and friends. “And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit to God who gave it.” Ecclesiastes 12:7 Johnson-Romero Funeral Home - March 21, 2016 - Richard Lee Castro of Walsenburg, Colorado entered into rest March 19, 2016 at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo, Colorado. He was born in Colorado Springs to Victor Castro and Cecilia Ramos August 12, 1990. He was 25 years of age. Richard is survived by his wife Adelina Castro of Colorado Springs, Children; Alazaiah Ramirez and Ariana Castro of Colorado Springs. Parents Victor (Consuelo) Castro of Colorado Springs Cecilia Ramos of Colorado Springs, Colorado, grandparents Mary Inez Chaves of Walsenburg, Barbara Jean Ramos of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Martin Castro of Denver, Colorado. Brother Marcus Castro of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Victor Castro, Jr. of Walsenburg, Colorado, Andre Wilson of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Sisters, Kayla Wilson of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Lia Castro of Walsenburg, Colorado, cousins; Martin Castro and Steven Castro and several others. He enjoyed listening to music and going to the mountains, spending time with family and making people laugh.

Castro, Solomon
Solomon Castro - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2017 - Solomon Castro, 76, March 26, 1940, Walsenburg, Colo.; March 3, 2017, Stock-ton, Calif. Survived by children, Johnny, Sandra, Frankie Castro; grandchildren, Feliciana, Isabella and Frankie Jr. Castro, Julian Mata and Michael Mata Jr.; sisters, Susie and Maria; nieces, nephews, cousins. Mass of Intention, 11 a.m. April 2, St. Joseph Parish, Pueblo. Reception to follow for family and friends at Bessemer Park.

Castro, Stella
Stella Castro – Walsenburg World – July 22, 1909 – Died at Malachite, Friday, July 16, 1909, Stella Castro, 10-year-old daughter of Juan Castro. Deceased was buried in the Gardner Cemetery on Sunday, July 18, Undertaker Furphy officiating.

Castruita, Clara
Clara Castruita - Pueblo Chieftain - September 7, 2017 - Clara Castruita, 93, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away on Sept. 4, 2017, due to natural causes. Clara was born on Aug. 12, 1924, in Pueblo, to the union of Antonio Perez and Petra Ayala. She married Antonio Castruita in Durango, Mexico. They had eight children, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Clara was a housekeeper for many years. She was very involved with the Assumption Parish, cooking for the festival. She was a member of the Altar Society at St. Mary Catholic Church. She also was a Mary Kay consultant for 30 years. Clara enjoyed the telenovelas, CNN and "The Golden Girls." She was preceded in death by her husband, Antonio Castruita; and her son, Tomas Castruita. Viewing will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, followed by the funeral service at 10 a.m., both at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Catalano, Charlene
Charlene "Daisy" Catalano - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2017 - Charlene "Daisy" Catalano, 59, passed away May 15, 2017. Survived by mother, Rose Kleinheim; brothers, Gary (Mary) Kleinheim and Steven Kleinheim; godson, Scott T. Kleinheim; companion, Gary Emery; special friend, Nettie; and numerous friends and family. Preceded in death by her father, Charles Kleinheim; and brother, Scott D. Kleinheim. Daisy was born to Rose and Charles Kleinheim on March 11, 1958, in Pueblo, and was a bartender at several Pueblo area bars. She enjoyed the mountains, Cripple Creek, the Pueblo Reservoir, and her fur babies and was a member of the SPCA. The family would like to thank Parkview South First Floor for the care given not only to Daisy, but also the entire family. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, May 22, 2017, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Catalano, Tony A.
Tony A. Catalano - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 2015 - Tony A. Catalano, 84, passed away peacefully on Dec. 20, 2015. He was born on April 28, 1931, in Pueblo, Colo. Tony retired from District 60 Maintenance Department after 30 years of service. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Eleanor; children, Beth (Bob) Cornella, Karen (Mark) Perea, Tony (Emily) Catalano; grand-daughters, Staci (Ryan) McMullen and Lexi Catalano; great-granddaughters, Rylie and Delanie McMullen; siblings, John (Nancy) Catalano and Mary Ann Ritz of LeMars, Iowa; also numerous nephews, nieces and friends. He was preceded in death by brothers, Charles, Frank Jr. and Sam; sisters, Mildred Vellar and Josephine Medonich. Tony had many lifelong friends, especially Joe (Linda) Marino, Richard (Betty) Golob and Bart (Pat) Bartmess. The family would like to thank Tony’s nurses, Judee Mattivi and Maureen Morrow, for the special care given. The family asks respectfully that in lieu of food and flowers, please direct any donations to MS Society or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Following the Mass, family will receive relatives and friends in the church hall. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, at St. Mary Help Of Christians Church, with Father Ben Bacino officiating. At his request, cremation will take place.

Catalino, Mike
Mike Catalino - Pueblo Chieftain - November 5, 2014 - Mike Catalino passed away Nov. 2, 2014, at 89 years of age. He was born May 12, 1925, to Filipo and Mary (Riccatone) Catalino in Aguilar, Colo. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Tina Catalino; parents, Fil and Mary Catalino; and sisters, Kay, Nora, Pat and Marie. He is survived by his five children, Phyllis (Fred) Salazar, Micki Catalino, Mike (Karilyn) Catalino, Stefanie (Tom) Palko, Phil (Paula) Catalino; 11 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren; his sister, Rose Soward; and his loving dog, Peyton. Mike enjoyed his daily walks in his neighborhood, fishing, family get-togethers, playing the guitar and helping anyone in need of assistance. Mike and Tina loved their summer long trips to Rocky Mountain Lodge, where they volunteered their time. Mike and Tina were very involved in prayer groups through St. Leander and Holy Family Parish. Mike will be sorely missed by his many friends and especially his loving family. Rosary, 7 p.m. today, Nov. 5, 2014, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at Holy Family Parish.

Catencamp, Dennis
Dennis Catencamp - Pueblo Chieftain - May 16, 2016 - Dennis Catencamp, 70. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Cathcart, Ernest Lee
Ernest Lee Cathcart - Pueblo Chieftain - September 8, 2016 - Ernest Lee Cathcart. Sunrise, April 22, 1943. Sunset, Sept. 2, 2016. Survived by his wife, Lani. At Ernest’s request, no viewing, no service. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Catlett, Robert
Robert (Bob) Catlett - Chronicle News - March 10, 2008 - Robert (Bob) Catlett, 81, passed away at his residence on March 7, 2008. He was born June 28, 1926, in Trinidad, Colorado. He was the youngest and last surviving child of the late William Jasper Catlett and Eula Allen Catlett. He enlisted and served in the United States Coast Guard from 1943-1946 as an electricians mate aboard the destroyer USS Alexandria during World War II patrolling the North Atlantic Coast. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 2601 in Longmont. He worked as a maintenance electrician for Martin-Marietta on Titan Missile sites in Little Rock, Arkansas, and in Littleton, Colorado; then after 25 years of service with Mountain Bell, he retired in 1981. He is survived by his loving wife of ten years, Joan Catlett; daughters Sue Anne, Shelly, Sandra and husband Tom, and by his grandchildren Carmen, Clayton and Lindsay. He is preceded in death by his former wife of 47 years, Beatrice Koch Catlett, the mother of his children, his brothers Aubrey, Harold, and Holbert; and his sisters Ruby, Dorothy, and Mary Catlett. The memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 3800 Mountain Lion Drive, Loveland, Colorado. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Larimer County in care of Viegut Funeral Home, 1616 North Lincoln Ave., Loveland, Colorado 80538.

Catlin, Roy
Roy Catlin - Pueblo Chieftain - September 8, 2017 - Roy Catlin. Memorial service, 2 p.m. today. Angelus Chapel.

Caton, Mark
Mark Caton - Chronicle News - March 8, 2006 - Fatal crash occurs on I-25 just north of Trinidad - The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash resulting in one fatality, which occurred at approximately 9:10 p.m. on March 6, about 10 miles north of Trinidad on Interstate 25. According to a news release from the CSP, a 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup, driven by Mark Caton, 37, from Rock Springs, Wyo., was southbound on I-25 when it failed to negotiate a slight curve to the left, ran off the right side of the roadway and collided with a delineator post. The Dodge continued southbound in the grass shoulder ditch, Caton apparently overcorrected to the right and the vehicle rolled 2 1/2 times, ejecting Caton. The Dodge landed on its top facing north in the grass shoulder ditch, while Caton came to rest approximately 158 feet southeast of the vehicle, in the center of the southbound lanes of I-25. Caton was then hit by a 2005 Freightliner tractor, driven by Dale McQueen, of Loveland, Colo., pulling a 1981 Russell tanker trailer and traveling southbound on I-25 in the right-hand lane. The impact carried Caton approximately 71 feet further, after which the Freightliner continued .03 miles southbound, coming to a controlled stop on the paved shoulder facing south. The Dodge was equipped with an inflatable device, which deployed. The Freightliner was not equipped with an inflatable device. Las Animas County Coroner Rob Bukovic pronounced Caton dead at the scene. Pending toxicology results, alcohol or drug use on his part is unknown.

Catron, Alfred L.
Alfred L. Catron - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2016 - Alfred L. Catron, 75, passed away Oct. 17, 2016. Survived by his brothers, Herman (Mary) Catron and Michael (Kathy) Catron; uncle, Joe Voris; aunt, Carrie Clemens; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, James and Loren Catron. Alfred was born to Harry and Evelina Catron on March 22, 1941, in Atchison, Kan. and retired in 2003. He enjoyed bowling, playing cards and other games with family and friends at get-togethers. Alfred went to Highland Baptist Church, where he enjoyed fellowship and worship of the Lord Jesus Christ, his Savior. Viewing, 10 a.m., service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, at Highland Baptist Church, 5273 Highlands Church Road, in Boone, with Pastor Stephen Hutto officiating. Interment, Highlands Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Highland Baptist Church.

Cattini, Franko
Franko Cattini – Walsenburg World – June 24, 1909 – Franko Cattini was killed at the Toltec Mine yesterday (Wednesday) by a fall of rock. Cattini was 23 years of age and has no family in this country. The body was buried today from Furphy’s undertaking parlors.

Caudle, Claude W.
Claude W. Caudle - Chronicle News - September 9, 2014 - Claude W. Caudle, 78, of Trinidad, Colorado, died August 30, in Pueblo at Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care Facility. Mr. Caudle was born November 10, 1935 in Trinidad, Colorado to Claude C and Nadine M. (Burrows) Caudle. He worked for and retired from Burlington Northern Railroad. Claude served in the U.S. Navy from 1954-1958. He enjoyed playing and watching golf every chance he was able. Golf was his one true passion. He was preceded in death by his father, mother and brother, George T. Caudle. He is survived by his children, Curt Caudle (Gail Blehm) of Arvada, Colorado and Cassie (Gregg) Adolphson of O’Fallon, Missouri; step-granddaughter, Ashley Adolphson of Castle rock, Colorado and grandson Connor Schmidt of Ft. Collins, Colorado. Funeral services will be held September 18, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Masonic Cemetery with pastor Cary Nelson officiating, with graveside services conducted by US naval honor guard. Arrangements are with Comi Funeral Home.

Caudle, Nadine M.
Nadine M. Caudle - Chronicle News - May 7, 2008 - Nadine M. Caudle, age 94, passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital on May 4, 2008. She was born in Shamrock, Texas, on December 1, 1913 to Lili Mae (Ward) and William L. Burrows. She attended area schools. Nadine was employed by School District 1 as a baker for 15 years until her retirement. She was a devout member of the First Baptist church. Nadine was a member of the Eastern Star Trinidad Chapter 1 and was Past President of FOE Ladies Auxiliary #179. Preceding her in death are parents, Lili Mae and William L. Burrows, husband, Claude C. Caudle, sister Irene Sanders, and brother Bud Burrows. Survivors are sons George T. Caudle, (Bud Roberts) Kansas City, Missouri, Claude C. Caudle, Trinidad, Co. sister Robbie Lee Lajuan, Arvada, Co., brother Don C. (Mary Ellen) Burrows, Wichita, Kansas, grandchildren, Curt Ward Caudle, Arvada, Co., Cassie (Greg) Adolphson, St. Louis, Missouri, great-grandson Connor Ward Schmidt, numerous nieces, nephews, great- nieces, great-nephews and many friends including good family friend Ray Barela of Trinidad. Visitation will be Thursday, from 3:00 PM-6:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Friday, May 9, 2008 at 10:00 AM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Gary Gardner officiating. Interment will follow at the Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ray Barela, Kurt Caudle, Gary Sanders and Greg Adolphson. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the United Presbyterian Church, 801 San Pedro, Trinidad, Co. 81082 Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Caughman, Leslie
Leslie Glenn Caughman - Florence Citizen - April 19, 2012 - Leslie Glenn Caughman, 93, died April 14, 2012, in Pueblo. He was born April 19, 1918 in Denver, to Seaborn and Anna (Koch) Caughman. Leslie was owner operator of Caughman Lumber for 50 years. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Archer on Dec. 24, 1976 in Penrose. Mr. Caughman is survived by his wife, Dorothy Caughman; seven children, Faye Boulter, Sonnie Caughman, Mary Niles, Carol Michel, Rita Fleming, Jeannie Duran, and Debbie Bufmack. He was preceded in death by his sister, Evelyn Padoven. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., prior to funeral service at 1 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Canon City. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City. Arrangements were handled through Wilson Funeral Home.

Caughman, Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth Caughman - Pueblo Star Journal - January 21, 1973 - Mary E. Caughman, Services Pauley Mortuary, Buena Vista, CO

Cauthen, Thelma Alyce
Thelma Alyce Cauthen - Chronicle News - July 10, 2014 - Thelma Alyce Cauthen passed away on June 29, 2014 in Riverside, California at the age of 94 years. Born October 12, 1919 in Blakely, Georgia to the late C. M. And Georgia (Horn) Whatley. Alyce married Kenneth Cauthen and resided in Trinidad, Colorado for 31 years. She is survived by her loving sons, Charles “Red” Cauthen (Nita) of Riverside, California and Richard Cauthen of Denver, Colorado. Devoted grandmother of Kristina Forsyth (Shawn) and Craig Cauthen (Tracy). Great-grandmother to Reagan and Cameron Forsyth and Emily Cauthen. Dear sister of Lois Whatley Harris of Clarksville, Georgia. Alyce was known for her sense of humor, her smile could light up any room and she was loved by all who knew her. Services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local VFW or American Legion Post. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Akes Family Funeral Home (951) 785 – 4071.

Cavanaugh, Wilhelmina
Wilhelmina E. Cavanaugh - Wet Mountain Tribune - January 12, 1962 - Mrs. Wilhelmina E. Cavanaugh passed away at a rest home in Fort Collins on Dec. 30, 1961. She was born in the Wet Mountain Valley on April 12, 1886. She married John Beck at Westcliffe in 1906. He died in 1911. In 1923 she married W. G. Cavanaugh, an engineer for the Denver and Rio Grande railroad. He died in 1950. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Allen and Mrs. Pat Maris, both of Cheyenne, Wyo.; two brothers, John Dieckman and Fred Dieckman, both of Pueblo; three sisters, Mrs. Mathilda Brandenburg of Pueblo, Mrs. Anna Wagner of Canon City and Mrs. Martha Hill, of San Bernardino, Calif.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services and burial were in Fort Collins.

Caviness, Charles
Charles Caviness – Walsenburg World – October 17, 1912 – Dr. S. J. Lamme was in Walsenburg to hold an inquest on Charles Caviness who was killed at the Greenlight Saloon at Walsenburg on Sunday by Forrest Rider Miller of Malachite. Walsenburg World – October 17, 1912 – Charles Caviness Killed – Charles Caviness, a boy who has been reared in Walsenburg, was shot at the Greenlight Saloon on Sunday evening about 7 o’clock, and died from the effects of the wound on Tuesday. The trouble, which resulted in the killing, was over a poker game between Lewis Miller, a forest ranger from near Malachite, and the deceased. The men had quarreled earlier in the evening but had been quieted. Shortly afterwards Caviness left the place and returned with a 30.30 Savage rifle, which he leveled at Miller and snapped. Miller was eating a lunch at the lunch counter. He jumped up, backed away and jerked out his .44 revolver and shot Caviness as he was apparently trying to throw in another shell. At the coroner’s inquest it developed that the rifle held by Caviness was empty of shells and Caviness had no shells in his pockets. The coroner’s verdict was that Caviness came to his death from a gunshot fired by Miller, but that the shooting was justifiable.

Caviness, Frank
Frank Caviness – Walsenburg World – November 6, 1902 – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, at 11:30 p.m., October 31, 1902, Frank Caviness, age 19 years and 8 days. Frank had been ill for some time from complications of injuries received while riding. He had been taken to the hospital at Pueblo in hopes that an operation might save him, but the doctors there informed his mother that there was nothing to be gained by an operation and Frank was brought home to die. Funeral services were held at the house Sunday afternoon, Rev. E. E. Hench officiating.

Caviness, John
John Caviness – Walsenburg World – November 1, 1900 – A Father Taken – Died at his home on Fourth Street on Sunday evening, October 20, 1900, at 7:30 p.m., John Caviness. Funeral services were held at the home at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday and a host of friends gathered there and in the Masonic Cemetery to pay their last sad respects to the deceased. The services were conducted by Rev. E. E. Hinch of the Presbyterian Church. The deceased was born January 18, 1851 in San Saba County, Texas, where his early childhood was spent. He came to this state one about 24 years of age and located in the vicinity of Rye where he took up the business of ranching and stock raising. At Rye he met Ms. Maggie Nichol who afterwards became his wife and is left to mourn his death. Ten children were born of this union, nine of whom are living to mourn the death of a kind and loving father. Mrs. Caviness is a native of George having come to this state when but 11 years old and with her parents lived near Rye. During the year 1887 Mr. Caviness sold his stock, retaining his ranches, and moved to Walsenburg and opened up a livery stable in what is now known as the Coots stables on Fourth Street. During the past three years he has served Walsenburg in the capacity of Marshal. His death was sudden and a surprise to all his friends. His family physician, Dr. T. D. Baird, had been treating him for the past few days and under his care his patient was able to continue his duties up to within a few hours of his death. Sunday night soon after supper he was sitting in a chair with his wife and family about him, enjoying the pleasures and blessings of home when without warning he fell to the floor. He was carried to a bed and medical aid called. But it was too late. The soul had taken its flight and a happy home was left in sorrow and gloom. The cause of his death was pronounced by his physician as heart disease. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the family in their bereavement. Walsenburg World – November 8, 1900 – A Card of Thanks – We desire to extend our most sincere thanks to our many kind friends and neighbors who so deeply sympathized with us and gave us so much kind assistance during our deep sorrow occasioned by the death of our husband and father. Mrs. John Caviness and family.

Caviness, Laura
Laura Caviness – Walsenburg World – July 1, 1909 – Died at Georgetown, Colorado, Saturday, June 26, 1909, Mrs. Laura Caviness, age 25 years, 8 months and 4 days. The funeral services were held at the home of her mother, Mrs. George Davidson, at 3:00 p.m., June 28, 1909. Rev. I. A. Smith of the Methodist Church conducted the funeral services. Mrs. Caviness lived in Walsenburg about seven years and as a young lady was prominent in social circles. She was married December 29, 1901, to Mr. Curtis Caviness. She had a beautiful character and lived a useful though brief life. Besides her husband and little girl she leaves a father, mother, sister and brother to mourn her loss.

Cavins, Marian Lee
Marian Lee Cavins - Restland Funeral Home – July 22, 2014 – Marian Lee Miller Cavins was born May 31, 1932 in Trinidad, Colorado and passed away July 20, 2014 in Frisco, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lillian McKinney Miller and William Augustus "Gus" Miller. Marian is survived by her husband, Edward Michael Cavins; children: Daniel E. Byrd, Timothy M. Byrd, Stacy J. Chennault, Mark W. Byrd and Dave A Byrd; and ten grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother William "Bill" Augustus Miller, Jr. Marian graduated in 1949 from West Texas High School in Canyon, Texas and moved to Dallas in 1965. She put herself through secretarial school and devoted her life to raising her five children, and will be missed by her loving family and many friends. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Restland Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 12:30 p.m.,, Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Restland Wildwood Chapel with interment immediately following the service in the Court of Reflection, Restland Memorial Park.

Cawley, Michael Joseph
Michael Joseph Cawley - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2017 - Michael Joseph Cawley, age 68, passed away Nov. 14, 2017. He was born March 1, 1949, in Bremerton, Wash., to proud parents, Paul Sazonick and Irene Napierkoski. He was preceded in death by his mother, Irene. Michael served in the United States Army. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a mail handler. Michael enjoyed gardening, watching baseball and football, bird watching, hunting, shooting guns and smoking his cigarettes. He was an avid reader and a history buff. Michael is survived by his son, Michael (Amy Click) Cawley; his grandchildren, Timothy Cawley and Violet Cawley; his father, Paul Sazonick; siblings, Jeannie Cawley, Stephanie (Randy) Zaron, Paula (Tim) Denniso; several nieces, nephews other relatives and friends who loved and will miss his humorous personality, knowledge and wisdom that he would share with those who were fortunate to have come in contact with him. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Angelus Chapel, 1102 E. Evans Ave.

Ceballos, Josephine
Josephine Ceballos - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 2016 - Josephine Ceballos, 93, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 8, 2016. She was preceded in death by sons, Raymond Joseph “Skeeter” Velasquez Jr. and Bobby Jacobs. Josephine is survived by children, Jude, Rita, Angelo, Joseph and John; daughter-in-law, Pauline Velasquez; grandchildren, Isabelle (Travis) Barela, Delicia (Chad) Richardson and Regina Velasquez; and numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Josephine loved to bake, donate her time as a volunteer worker but mostly spend time with her family. Josephine was a fighter; she beat cancer three times. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Christ the King Church. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Cecko, Steve (Child of)
Child of Steve Cecko – Walsenburg World – July 28, 1903 – Died of Sunstroke – Steve Cecko of Primrose had the misfortune to lose his baby boy, also named Steve, and who was 4 years, 3 months and 18 days of age at the camp last Sunday, July 26, 1903. The little boy had been playing out of doors in the morning and at noon complained of headache and nausea. He died in the middle of the afternoon in spite of all that could be done for him. The cause of death was pronounced to be sunstroke.

Celba, Rubel
Rubel Celba – Walsenburg World – May 12, 1910 – Died, at Cucharas, Colorado, on Saturday, May 7, 1910, Rubel Celba, age 2 years, 4 days, son of Juan Celba.

Centa, David J.
David J. Centa - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 2016 - David J. Centa, 69, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. Dave was preceded by parents, Joe and Gerry Centa; and in-laws, Ben and Molly Golob. Survived by loving wife, Linda, of 29 years; stepson, Richard Wurster; and grandson, Noah; sister, Jodie (Ron) Orr; brothers, Dan (Gwen) Centa, Tom (Kristin) Centa; aunts, Linda (Red) Cortner, Helen Centa; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Janice Hoover and Sam Ringo; nieces and nephews, Renee (Shane) Schloss, Keli Orr, Eric Orr, Tim (Jennifer) Centa, Deanna (Mike) Storm, Matthew (Emily) Centa, Megan (Gabe) Zeigler, Lauren (Seth) Ferguson and Jessica Centa; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins and friends in the Avondale farming community. Dave graduated from Pueblo County High School in 1964. After having served four years in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era, he returned to the family farm and Centa Dairy. Upon the retirement of his parents, Dave formed Dave Centa Farms, which he operated until his retirement in 2010. At that time, he and Linda began traveling in their travel trailer with their grandson, Noah, visiting many national parks in the western states. His favorite camping spot was in beloved Creede. Dave was known for his keen sense of humor. He also was a great sports enthusiast, having bowled and played softball in his younger years. He was an avid reader, loved word searches and playing cards with his family. He was a person of great faith and loved his family and Slovenian heritage. Dave was truly a great, kind, wonderful person who is loved and missed. Donations in his memory may be made to the St. Joseph Bell Tower Fund or charity of choice. Viewing and visitation, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, at George McCarthy Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Centa, Ludwig Arthur Jr.
Ludwig Arthur “Luddie” Centa Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 4, 2014 - Ludwig Arthur “Luddie” Centa Jr., 74, of Baggs, Wyo., formerly of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 22, 2014, at his home. He was born to Ludwig (Dude) and Helen Centa on April 6, 1940. He was a graduate of Pueblo County High School, and served in the Army before working for 33 years for the Wyoming Department of Transportation. Luddie was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, JoAnne Centa Grasmick. He is survived by his children: Kevin Centa Jones of Gilbert, Ariz., Veronica (Andy) Gallegos of Casper, Wyo., and Bob (Lori) Centa of Baggs, Wyo.; and nine grandchildren. He also is survived by his brother, John (Marilynn) Centa; and sister, Christine Dagnillo, both of Pueblo. Cremation has taken place, and a family memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be sent to Walk for Life, P.O. Box 368, Baggs, WY 82321 or Little Snake River Community Home Care, P.O. Box 278, Baggs, WY 82321.

Cerame, Frank John
Frank John Cerame - Chronicle News - November 20, 2007 - Frank John Cerame, age 82, of Jansen, CO, passed away at Helping Hands on November 17, 2007. He was born in Sopris, Colorado on March 25, 1925, to John and Anna (Vazzana) Cerame. He attended Sopris Schools, graduating from Lincoln High School in 1945. Frank was the last surviving male of the 1945 graduating class. Upon graduation, Frank worked for the Santa Fe Railroad for a few years prior to being self employed in his own trucking business. Frank was united in marriage with Irene Blasi in Trinidad, CO, at Mt. Carmel Church on June 2, 1950. To this union four daughters were born, Bernadine (Ray) Van Gorden, Hoehne, CO; Anna Marie Calladine (Robert Gordon), Delta, CO; Margie (Jeff) Hagen, Longmont, CO; and Francine Cerame- Breeden, Centennial, CO. Grandchildren: Jr. (Lori) Apple, Buck (Karrie) Apple, Jessica (Aaron) Bilby, Camille Calladine, Franko "Niko" Cerame (Connie Crippen), Dustin Hagen, Jami Hagen and Bryce Breeden. He was also survived by seven great grandchildren. While growing up, Frank loved and owned horses and always had man's best friend at his side. He enjoyed the outdoors and spent as much time as possible camping and jeep 4-wheeling up Longs Canyon, a place he enjoyed since he was a youngster. His only other true enjoyment was driving his truck to the high country for coal and operating his front end loader. Frank and his family distributed coal to the surrounding communities for many years. The family resided in Sopris, CO., until the Trinidad Dam was constructed. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Anna Cerame, brother Joe Cerame, sisters Francis Wade, Mary Skinner, Sally Massari and Lucille Renshaw. Survivors are his wife Irene, their four children, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Sisters and brothers-in-law: Dominic (Billie) Blasi, Mike Blasi, Minnie (Pete) DeCristino, Theresa (Dick) Hadad, Esther (Lou) DeCresentis, Betty Jo (Charles) Gyurman, Joe Hadad, William Swanson and Betty Blasi, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of many friends. Honorary Pallbearers are Anthony Blasi, Corky Howell, Tony and Marie Massarotti, Little Joe Romero, Tom (Cheeta) Santistevan, Butch Vecellio, George Amidei, Sonny (Tom) Romero, Chubby Gyurman, the Givgliano brothers, Mike Machone, Joe Hadad and many friends, including caregivers Debbie Roybal and Linda Montoya. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Harry Gonzales officiating. Immediately following the service, friends and family are invited to gather at the family residence in Jansen for a "coffee break". In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Holy Trinity Catholic Church and/or Helping Hands Ministries, or Noah’s Ark. Arrangements under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Cerame, Irene A.
Irene A. (Blasi) Cerame - Chronicle News - March 29, 2016 - Irene A. (Blasi) Cerame, 85, passed away unexpectedly on March 24, 2016. A lifetime resident of Trinidad area, she was born in Jansen, Colo. on August 20, 1930 to Bertha (James) and Angelo Blasi. After graduating from Holy Trinity Catholic High School in 1948 she worked as a sales woman at Kress and Company. On June 03, 1950 Irene married Frank Cerame at Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Trinidad. Frank and Irene resided in Sopris until 1968 when Sopris residents relocated in lieu of Trinidad Lake construction. “Nonie” Cerame was the heart and backbone of Cerame Trucking and Coal. She was known by friends as “the coal lady”. She could shovel faster and drive a loader better than most men. For years she changed semi-truck tires, stacked bricks, made adobes and helped build their new home in Jansen. You would often find her on her skid-steer loading and delivering coal to her customers. If the coal chutes were full Irene would be chasing after four girls, baking Easter bread, or making Christmas cookies and home-made salsa. Irene enjoyed spending time with family. She loved to camp, travel, listen to live country music, collect tea cups, porcelain roosters and play cards. Her travels took her to New York City, Italy, San Francisco, Alaska, Mt. Rushmore, Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean. In recent years her favorite activities in the Trinidad area included dancing to Sam Bachicha, playing bingo at the senior center, and completing jigsaw puzzles or playing cards with friends. She loved attending daily mass, followed by a coffee break with her sister. Preceding her in death are her parents Bertha and Angelo Blasi, husband Frank Cerame, siblings Carrie (William) Paravecchio, John Blasi, Lucy Blasi, Mary Ann Hadad, Fred Blasi, Carol Ann Swanson, Tony (Annabelle) Blasi, Louis Blasi, Theresa Hadad Esther DeCresentis, Mary Margaret Blasi, Dominic Blasi Sr., Minnie (Pete) DeCristino, and son in law Ray Van Gorden. Irene is survived by her daughters Bernadine Van Gorden, Anna Marie (Robert Gordon) Cerame, Margie (Jeff Hagen) Cerame, and Francine (Garvis) Muesing. Grandchildren Junior (Lori) Apple, Buck (Karrie) Apple, Jessica (Aaron) Bilby, Camille Calladine, Franko (Connie) Cerame, Dustin Hagen, Jami (Brac) Heiss, and Bryce Breeden. Brother Michael Blasi and sister Betty Jo (Charles) Gyurman. Also survived by sisters in law Billie Blasi and Betty Blasi, brothers in law Joe Hadad, Richard Hadad, Lou DeCrescentis and William Swanson. She is survived by 8 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. Visitation will be Tuesday March 29 from 4-7 p.m. at Comi Funeral Home. The Rosary will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday March 30th at Comi Funeral home with Mass to follow at Sebastiani Gym at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Tom “Cheetah” Santistevan, Albert “Butch” Vecellio, Charles Gyurman, Anthony Blasi, Robert DeCristino, Richard DeCristino, Steve Blasi, John Blasi, Paul Blasi Tommy Blasi, Randee DeCristino, Joe DeCresentis Ronnie Hadad and Robert Gordon. Active pallbearers are Junior Apple, Buck Apple Dustin Hagen, Brac Heiss Bryce Breeden and Jordan Apple. In lieu of flowers please donate to Holy Trinity Catholic Church Restoration Fund at 235 N. Convent St. or Noah’s Ark at 224 N. Chestnut St. Trinidad, Colorado 81082. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Cereceres, Maria deJesus Serna
Maria de Jesus Serna "Chu" Cereceres - Pueblo Chieftain – August 27, 2014 - Maria de Jesus Serna “Chu” Cereceres, 74, born Oct. 14, 1940, in Riva Palacio, Chihuahua, passed away Aug. 19, 2014, in Chihuahua, Mexico. Survived by her loving husband, Ramon Serna of the family home; her children, Elva Luz (Isidro) Aguirre, Arturo Serna, Sergio (Denise) Serna, Cecilia (Jesus Manuel) Vensor, Ana (Martin) Chacon, Rogelio (Lisa) Serna, Daniel (Elizabeth) Serna, Patricia (Raul) Coronel; numerous grandchildren, other family members and friends. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, St. Joseph Church.

Cerecero, Adam Andy Sr.
Adam Andy Cerecero Sr. - Chronicle News - November 15, 2011 - Adam Andy Cerecero Sr. died November 10, 2011 at his home in Aguilar, Colorado. Adam (Amos) was the second of four sons and two daughters brought into the loving family of Elizabeth Mary Trujillo and Sabas V. Cerecero. Amos was born September 23, 1957 at Logan County Hospital in Sterling, Colorado. He was then raised in Padroni, Colorado and graduated from Caliche High School in Proctor, in 1976. The family then moved to Hugoton, Kansas shortly after that while making trips to Mexico he met and married his dear wife Alicia Margarita Silva Osoria, in Saltillo, Coahuila Mexico. In their union together, they were blessed with three loving children, Tiffany Leigh Cerecero (Landa), Adam Andy Cerecero Jr. (Moose), and Alexandra Shea Cerecero. They made their loving home in Hugoton, Kansas. After many years of hard work in the gas and oilfield, he finally was given the job he deserved and worked so hard for. He became a supervisor for Pioneer Natural Resources and served several years in Ulysses, KS and ended his career in Trinidad, CO. He brought his wife and youngest daughter Ale, and soon Adam and Tiffany followed. He lived life to the fullest everyday and loved his entire family. He was the most loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, Godfather, and an endless amount of titles a man can receive. He touched so many lives and words cannot sum up the lives that he influenced. Survivors include his wife Alicia Margarita of 31 years. Tiffany Landa (Cerecero) and husband Chan Landa of Trinidad. Adam Andy Jr. and his fiancé Kelli Kroschel of Trinidad, and his baby girl Alexandra of the home. Grandchildren include Cristian Landa, Victoria Landa, and Cody Saint. His father Sabas V. Cerecero and three brothers and two sisters. Jimmie Cerecero, Dora Foster, Flora Estrada, and Claudio Cerecero all of Hugoton, and Sabas Cerecero Jr. of Independence, Kansas. Not only immediate family, but many more close family and friends in Hugoton, Aguilar, and Trinidad. Preceding him in death his Mother Elizabeth Cerecero, Grandparents Jennie & Fernando Trujillo, Carmen and Jose Cerecero Villanueva, and several Aunts, Uncles, and Cousin. Rosary services will be held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Aguilar, CO on November 14th, 2011 at 7p.m. Funeral mass will be held at St. Helen’s Catholic Church on November 16, 2011 at 10:30am with burial service to follow at Hugoton Cemetery in Kansas, beside his loving Mother. Honorary pallbearers are Adam Andy Cerecero Jr., Chan Landa, Jimmie Cerecero, Claudio Cerecero, Sabas Cerecero Jr., Tony Cerecero, Jonathan Cerecero, Tyler Cerecero and Bob Passmore. Active pallbearers are, Heath Andreatta, Ignacio Bustillos, Nathan Cerecero, Mark Lewis, Rick Miller, William Nettles, Jesus Soto and Blake Wallace. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Cernac, Dorothy
Dorothy Cernac - Pueblo Chieftain - February 4, 2015 - Dorothy Cernac. Viewing, 9 to 10 a.m. today, at St. Mary Church, with funeral Mass at 10 a.m., followed by interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Cernoia, Lawrence M.
Lawrence M. Cernoia – Chronicle News – January 17, 2003 – Lawrence M. Cernoia Sr., born December 28, 1938, passed away January 13, 2003 in Pueblo, Colorado. Lawrence was a veteran of the United States Navy. He retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. in 1991 after 30 years of service. He was an outstanding husband, father, grandfather, brother-in-law and uncle, and a part of him will be with us always. Preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Josephine Cernoia, brother Joe Cernoia, and sister, Mary Grando. He celebrated life with his wife of 43 years, Frances Cernoia; children Lorraine (grade) Ehlinger, Greenville, Texas, Carol (Edward) Serracino and Lawrence (Sylvia) Cernoia Jr.; and grandchildren, Dale Galich, Amber and Jessica Ehlinger and Michael and Jennifer Cernoia. Also survived by his sisters, Jean Cunico, and (Ralph) Sacco, Vera (Dennis) Waters; brother-in-law Charles Grando; mother-in-law Velma Vansandt and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral mass will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, 611 Logan, Pueblo. Interment will take place at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, please remember us in your prayers.

Cerros, Jose
Jose Cerros - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2015 - Jose Cerros, 94, passed away Feb. 14, 2015. Arrangements pending.

Cervantes, Damien Michael
Damien Michael Cervantes - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2015 - Damien Michael Cervantes went home with the Lord on Sept. 3, 2015, at the age of 47. He is survived by his parents, Edmund and Joan Cervantes; siblings, Dayna (Michael), Derek (Jacqueline) and Aaron Jaramillo; godson, Demetrius Valenzuela; grandmother, Grace Cervantes; best friend, Elroy Porter; and numerous family and friends. Damien graduated from Pueblo East High School in 1986, obtained his M.S. degree from Regis University and was skilled in comprehensive multidisciplinary health care, having a passion for holistic treatment of mind, body and soul. Thanks to Father Phillip Leake, Father Anthony Watson and Archbishop Gregory Schell. Memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at St. Isaac Orthodox Church of America, 4455 Jason St. in Denver.

Cervantes, John M.
John M. Cervantes - The Gazette - June 9, 2012 - John M. Cervantes passed away on June 2, 2012, at age 91, after a short illness. John was born on Sept. 10, 1920 in Walsenburg, CO. He attended Central High School and retired in 1975 from the Pueblo Army Depot after 20 years of service. He is preceded in death by his parents, Pedro Martinez and Carmel Maria Sierra Cervantes, brother, Tony Martinez, sister, Victoria Cervantes Trujillo. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Grace Flores Cervantes, son Edmund Cervantes (Joann), daughters, Christine (Perry) Montoya of Pueblo and Michelle (Lee) Wolf of Colorado Springs. Grandchildren: Damien, Derek, Dayna Cervantes, Liane Pena, Jeremiah Montoya of Pueblo, Jason Cosyleon of Albuquerque, NM and Javier Cosyleon of Temecula, CA. Several step-grandchildren: Eric and Brian Wolf, Deseree and Misty Montoya, 6 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. He grew up in the Bessemer part of Pueblo. He loved his Central Wildcats and joined the CCC camps of the 1930's. He always felt proud about his contribution to the construction and forestation of the San Isabel National Forest area of Colorado. He was a life-long member of the American Legion. Sgt. Cervantes was decorated for service in the Army Air Force in WWII. As a member of the 494th Bombardment Group, he saw a lot of action in the Pacific. He loved the lord, loved to fish, fix cars and was a gifted painter. John was a self taught man and greatly loved his family, home and Bessemer. Heartfelt thanks to Memorial Hospital Main 6th floor nurses and doctors: Meining, Kulp, and Faricy. The celebration of his life will be held in Pueblo, CO. at Mt Carmel Church, Rosary is at 10:30 a.m., Mass at 11:00 a.m., and Internment at, Roselawn Cemetery, following the Mass on June 11, 2012.

Cervanyk, John
John Cervanyk – Walsenburg World – May 9, 1912 – Died at Pryor, Colorado, April 30, 1912, John Cervanyk, infant son of Mike Cervanyk, age 7 months and 19 days.

Cesario, Joseph W.
Joseph W. Cesario - Chronicle News - February 28, 2011 - Joseph W. Cesario, 86, passed away peacefully Feb. 23, 2011. He was born in Trinidad June 19, 1924, to William Cesario and Ann Vallone. He attended Trinidad schools and graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1941. He served in World War II in the South Pacific. After his service, he joined his father in the bakery business in Calif. and became proprietor of the San Mateo Bakery. In 1948, he married Dorothy Gray. The union produced one daughter, Carol, of Pioneer, Calif. Dorothy died in 1991. In 1993, Joe attended an all school reunion of Holy Trinity High School where he renewed his acquaintance with his high school sweetheart Virginia (Ginger) Meek, They were married March 19, 1994, where they made their home. He was preceded in death by his first wife, his father, mother, sister Maxine and uncle Al Cesario and aunt Mary Vallone. He is survived by his wife Ginger, his brother William “Billy” (Lilian) of Redding, Calif., his cousin Angela Ann Cesario of Colorado Springs, his daughter Carol of Calif., his niece Pat (Gary) Schlitt of Idaho and nephew John (Nancy) Tessari of Fort Collins and other numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and inurnment will take place at a later date. Donations can be made to Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Assoc. 244 N. Chestnut, Trinidad, CO 81082 or a charity of your choice. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Cesario, Mary Carmela
Mary Carmela Vallone Cesario – Chronicle News – January 23, 2003 – Mary Carmela Vallone Cesario, age 88 passed away January 20, 2003, at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colorado after a short illness. Mary was born April 27, 1914 in Jansen, Colorado to Francesco Vallone and Angela Marretta Vallone. Mary grew up on a ranch just West of Trinidad and was graduated from Holy Trinity High School in Trinidad. On June 18, 1933 she was married to Albert F. Cesario, the love of her life, until his death in 1969 separated them. Together they owned and operated retail bakeries in Walsenburg, (the Jolly Boy Bakery); Trinidad (Cesario’s Bakery); Palo Alto (Cesario’s at Stanford), California; in San Mateo (the Baywood Pantry), California. During the Trinidad years at Cesario’s Bakery, Mary became a master cake decorator, winning many prizes and trophies for her work. In 1955, she, her husband, and her daughter moved to California where she continued her career until 1965 when she and her husband sold their bakery business due to his ill health. Mary was then employed as a multilingual administrator by Mills Memorial Hospital in San Mateo, California, until her retirement in 1979. Mary was fluent in Spanish and Italian. After her retirement, Mary made her home with her daughter, Angela Ann, living in Sacramento, Foster City, and Granada Hills, California. In 1993 she and her daughter returned to Colorado, making their home in Colorado Springs. Mary was active in many civic and commercial activities throughout her business career and served as the President of the Altursa Club in Trinidad and the Soroptimist Club in San Mateo. She was an active member of the Chamber of Commerce. Mary loved life. She especially loved animals, her horses and pet goat when she was a girl, and her dogs as a mature woman. Each had a special personality for her and a special place in her heart. Mary delighted in entertaining friends and family in her home. She loved football and with her husband, Albert, was a staunch supporter of the two high schools and the Jr. college teams in Trinidad. Later in life, she became an avid fan of the San Francisco 49ers and the Denver Broncos. She loved to travel and recount amusing tales of her trips abroad. Mary was the family historian with a phenomenal memory and could recite stories not only of relatives but also of many happenings in Trinidad. In retirement she became famous for the cymbidium orchids she grew and her pasta sauce and was constantly being asked for the secret of her success with each. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert F. Cesario; her sister, Ann Vallone Cesario; her brother, Joseph Vallone; her parents Francesco Vallone and Angela Marretta Vallone. Mary is survived by her daughter, Angela Ann Cesario; her sister-in-law, Kathryn M. Vallone; her niece JoAnn Vallone (Ed) Thayer of Colorado Springs; nephews, Joseph (Virginia) Cesario of Trinidad; William H. Cesario (Lilian) of Redding, California; Joseph Bert (Donna) Vallone of Glenwood Springs; grand-niece, Shelby Kay Thayer (Charles) Wilson of Penrose, Colorado; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Mary was a unique and special woman and will be missed greatly. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 27, 2003, at Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel of Roses, 1730 East Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. prior to the services. Burial will take place at Skylawn Memorial Park in San Mateo, California. Contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the school fund of Trinidad Catholic school, 201 Church St., Trinidad, CO 81082.

Cescolini, Robert Edward
Robert "Bob" Cescolini - Chronicle News - February 24, 2005 - Memorial services for Robert "Bob" Cescolini, 89, of Stuart, NE., were held Wednesday, February 23, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. at Seger Funeral Home in Stuart, NE. Due to a fall and other complications, he died Monday, February 14, 2005, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, NE. Knights of Columbus of Stuart held a rosary at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Luke Steffes of Stuart, officiating. The songs "On Eagle's Wings" and "How Great Thou Art" sung by John Madsen, accompanied by Mrs. Frances "Deb" Kaup at the organ. Robert was born December 7, 1915 in Trinidad, Colorado to John and Angela Cescolini. He spent his early life in the mining camps before joining the Fire Department where he retired as the Fire Chief; he then moved to Pueblo, Co., and managed apartments. After fully retiring, he moved to Stuart to be near his daughter. Robert was a member of the Eagles in Colorado, Knights of Columbus in Stuart, and a member of Saint Boniface Catholic Church in Stuart. Robert's last years of retirement were spent enjoying his garden, hunting, fishing, bowling, bingo, and playing cards. Due to Alzheimer's, Robert moved to Park Side Manor in Stuart and then to South View Manor in Cozad, NE. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; four sisters; and two sons. Survivors include his daughter Nora (Cescolini) Kaup and husband Rod of Stuart, NE.; six grandsons James & Sonya Kaup of Columbus, GA.; Rodney Kaup, Jr. of Washington, D.C.; Shawn Kaup of Block Eagle, MT.; Scott and Donna Cescolini of LaGrange, CA; Mark and Sherri Cescolini of Trinidad, CO.; and Eric and Kelly Cescolini of Trinidad, CO.; and seven great grandchildren. Interment will be in Trinidad, Colorado. Arrangements made under the direction of Seger Funeral Home. Chronicle News - May 18, 2005 - Robert Edward Cescolini, age 89, passed away at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, NE on February 14, 2005. Robert was born December 7, 1915 in Trinidad, Colorado to John and Angela Cescolini. He spent his early life in the mining camps before joining the Fire Department where he retired as the Fire Chief; he then moved to Pueblo, Colorado and managed apartments. After fully retiring, he moved to Stuart, NE to be near his daughter. Robert was a member of the Eagles in Colorado, Knights of Columbus in Stuart and a member of Saint Boniface Catholic Church in Stuart. Robert’s last years of retirement were spent enjoying his garden, hunting, fishing, bowling, Bingo, and playing cards. Due to Alzheimer’s, Robert moved to Park Side Manor in Stuart and then to South View Manor in Cozad, Nebraska. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; four sisters; and two sons. Survivors include his daughter Nora (Rod) Kaup of Stuart; six grandsons, James (Sonya) Kaup of Columbus, Georgia; Rodney Kaup, Jr. of Washing-ton, D.C.; Shawn Kaup of Block Eagle, Montana; Scott (Donna) Cescolini of LaGrange, California; Mark (Sherri) Cescolini of Trinidad, Colorado; and Eric (Kelly) Cescolini of Trinidad, Colorado; and seven great-grandchildren. Memorial Service will be Friday, May 20, 2005 at 1:00PM at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Local arrangements under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Chacon, Brigido
Brigido Chacon – Walsenburg World – July 15, 1904 – Another Death – Brigido Chacon, an Italian miner had both legs broken and was injured bodily by a fall of rock in the Primero Mine yesterday. His wounds were dressed and he was sent to the company hospital at Pueblo. A few miles from Cucharas the man died from the intense pain. The body will be returned to Primero today and burial made at that place. He leaves a wife and two small children.

Chacon, Candelaria E.
Candelaria E. Chacon - Chronicle News - November 25, 2010 - Candelaria E. Chacon, age 98, passed away at the Trinidad State Nursing Home on November 23, 2010. She was born in Trinchera Plaza on February 2, 1912 to Emilia (Maldonado) and Jesus Gonzales. Candelaria was united in marriage to Jose Fermin Chacon, on October 12, 1928 in Trinchera Plaza. Together with her husband, she lovingly cared and raised her family. She will be best remembered for her red chili, (the best ever made) and her homemade bread. Candelaria had a remarkable memory and enjoyed visiting her many family members and friends. She was a devout Catholic and lived her life accordingly. Her gentleness and kindness will be missed by many. Preceding her in death are parents, Emilia and Jesus Gonzales, beloved husband Jose Fermin Chacon, son, Alfonso Chacon, daughter Louise Pratt and 5 siblings. Survivors are children, Carlos (Ann) Chacon, Trinidad, Gloria (Jack) Dixon, Georgia, Anna Downey, Albuquerque, N.M., Blasé (Stacey) Chacon, Pueblo, Moises Chacon, Trinidad, June (Lee) Chavez, Pueblo, Jim Chacon, Trinchera, Tom (Becky) Chacon, Broomfield, 21 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Visitation will be Monday from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral will be Tuesday, November 30, 2010 with Rosary at 9:15Am at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel followed by the Funeral Mass at 10 am at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary and active pallbearers are Candelaria’s grandchildren. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at A Little Catering Company, 916 Arizona Ave. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to the Trinidad State Nursing Home, Star Club. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Chacon, Candido Anthony Jr.
Candido Anthony “Tony” Chacon Jr. - Chronicle News - March 31, 2004 - Candido Anthony “Tony” Chacon Jr., age 44, passed away March 27, 2004 at Medical Center of Aurora, in Aurora, Colorado. Survivors include wife Delores G. Chacon, son Candido Anthony Chacon III, and daughter Christina Marie Cha-con of home address in Aurora; parents Candido and Irene Chacon of Weston, CO; sisters Sandra B. Silver of Aurora, JoAnn G. Beck of Bailey, CO; mother-in-law Marie Garrett; sisters-in-law Renaee Jorden and Regina Thomas; brother-in-law Dean Garrett; nieces and nephews, Randy (Roberta) Silver, Wendy (Kareen) Hendricks, Irene L. Beck, Cynthia Beck and Kyle Beck, Jeremy Jorden, Tylor Thomas, Jonthan Garrett, Ty Garrett; other great-nieces and nephews; numerous relatives and friends of Aurora and Trinidad area. A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, April 2, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Queen of Peace, 13120 E. Kentucky Ave., Aurora, CO 80012. A reception will follow at the same address. Inurnment will be in Weston, CO at a future date. Family may be contacted at 12113 E. Center Ave., Aurora, CO or at 13100 Hwy. 12, Weston, CO 81091.

Chacon, Candido M.
Candido M. Chacon - Chronicle News - September 21, 2011 - Candido M. Chacon, age 81, passed away at home in Weston, Colo. on September 17, 2011 after a short illness. He was born in Weston, Colorado on December 26, 1929 to Cecilia ( Duran) and Carlos Chacon. In 1948 he joined the United States Navy where he served for a year and then spent five years in the Naval Reserve. On August 11, 1951, Candido was united in marriage to Amada Irene Chavez at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He was employed for CDOT for 27 years and retired in 1987 as Senior Foreman. Preceding him in death are his son Candido Anthony Chacon, infant daughter Angel, parents Cecilia and Carlos Chacon and brother Edward Chacon. Survivors are his wife A. Irene Chacon, daughters Sandra (Stan) DePue, JoAnn Beck, grandchildren, Randall (Roberta) Silver, Wendy (Kareem) Hendricks, Irene (Jason) Wilson, Candido Anthony (Tu) Chacon, Cyndi Beck, Christina Chacon, Kyle (Jessica) Beck, 9 great grandchildren, sisters Grace McNamara, Darlene Ventimiglia, numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral Mass will be Monday, September 26, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Immediately following church services, Military Honors will be conducted by the United States Naval Honor Guard. Private inurnment will be held at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Chacon, Cora
Cora Chacon - Denver Post - April 13, 2003 - Cora Chacon, 87. Left us to be with Jesus on April 10, 2003. Beloved mother of John (Helen), Paul (Linda), Daniel, Thomas and Richard (Roberta) Chacon of Denver and Larry Chacon of Walsenburg, CO, Laura Gonzales of Colorado Springs, Elizabeth Nanez, Marie (Eloy) Herrera and Genevieve (Richard) Hillman of Denver. Also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Viewing 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 13th; services 6 p.m. Sunday, April 13th; both at Moore Howard Chapel, 4345 W. 46th Ave. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Monday, April 14th, at Highland Cemetery, 10201 N. Grant St.

Chacon, David
David Chacon - Pueblo Chieftain - July 1, 2014 - David P. Chacon, 32, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on June 25, 2014. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank and Rose Chacon and John and Carmelita DeHerrera; and aunt, Celestia Chacon. David is survived by his son, David James Chacon; fiancée, Nichole Wright; parents, David Chacon and Florence (Rodger) Romero; siblings, Ross, Cisco and Isaiah; godparents, Richard (Lina) Montoya; nieces, Aspen and Araya; and numerous aunts, uncles, extended family and friends. David graduated from Pueblo County High School, Class of 2000. He enjoyed hunting and spending time with his family. His son, David, was his pride and joy, and he loved spending time with him. David was looking forward to being a husband to Nichole and raising a family. He will be missed by many friends and family. Celebration of Life, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Leander Catholic Church. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following evening service and St. Leander Hall following interment.

Chacon, Frances
Frances Duran Chacon - Chronicle News - March 24, 2009 - Frances Duran Chacon passed away on March 19, 2009 in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was born on November 16, 1910 in Hoehne, Colo. to the union of Evangelina (Baca) Duran and Jesus M. Duran. Frances was raised on the Hoehne homestead that was issued to Juan Jose Duran on November 8, 1892 and was signed by President Benjamin Harrison. The land in the Hoehne area, known as Tita’s Acres is still owned by the family. Frances came from a long line of Colorado pioneers when her great grandfather, Chato Montoya and great grandmother, Maria De La Luz Natividad (Bueno) Montoya (a Native American from a Pueblo tribe called the Pecuris) settled in the Hoehne area in 1862. Frances was the grand daughter of Juan Jose Duran, a Civil War Veteran. Frances dearly loved her grandmother, Maria De La Luz (Montoya) Duran. She also loved her horses and was quite an excellent horse-woman. Frances was a big fan of wrestling. At the young age of 94, she flew to New York to meet “Triple H”, reigning world heavy-weight champion of W.W.E. From New York, Frances flew to Philadelphia to a W.W.E. show. In her life, Frances traveled to cities across the United States, from the East Coast to the West Coast. Frances was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Celestno Chacon; son, Frank; grand daughter, Debbie Fuller; grandsons, Joseph Gordon and Randy Chacon Concini; brothers, Marcelino and Felix Duran; sons-in-law, Arthur Price Gibbs and Earl Fuller; sister-in-law, Stella Duran and stepsons, Katz and Joe Chacon. Frances is survived by daughters, Margaret (Larry) Gordon, Patty Fuller and June DeGuero Price; grandchildren, Joyce, Jean, Alice, Carl, Larry, Angelo and Adam. She is also survived by thirteen great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. Also, sister-in-law, Dora Duran and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends too numerous to mention. Pallbearers will be Angelo Price, Adam Price, Fred Gonzales, Ryan Wallace, Robert Madrid and Dennis Guerrin. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 25 at Comi Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 26 at Comi Funeral Home, with interment to follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Following services, family and friends are invited for a gathering at the Hoehne Community Center. Arrangements made under the Comi Funeral Home.

Chacon, Jose I. Moises
Jose I. Moises Chacon - Chronicle News - May 27, 2011 - Jose I. Moises Chacon, age 68, passed away at home on May 24, 2011. He was born in Trinchera, Colorado on October 25, 1942 to Candelaria (Gonzales) and Jose F. Chacon. Mosies liked to watch TV, listen to music and take walks. He also was an avid Denver Broncos fan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Candelaria and Jose F. Chacon, wife Mabel, brother Alfonso Chacon and sister Louise Pratt. He is survived by special nephew and niece Stan (Margaret) Chacon, Trinidad, and siblings, Carlos (Ann) Chacon, Trinidad, Gloria (Jack) Dixon, Georgia, Anna Downey, Albuquerque, N.M., Blase (Stacey) Chacon, Pueblo, June (Lee) Chavez, Pueblo, Jim Chacon, Trinidad, Tom (Becky) Chacon, Broomfield. Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, June 2, 2011 with recitation of the Most Holy Rosary at 9:15 a.m. at Comi Funeral Home Chapel followed by the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Inurnment will follow at a later date. The family may be contacted at 2512 Desperado Drive. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Chacon, Juan DeLios
Juan DeLios Chacon – Walsenburg World – August 26, 1909 – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, on Wednesday, August 25, 1909, Juan DeLios Chacon, age 29 years of typhoid fever. Chacon was a married man and was born in Conejos, Colorado. The body was interred in the Catholic Cemetery at Walsenburg today.

Chacon, Maria Cleo
Maria Cleo Chacon - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2015 - Maria Cleo Chacon, 96, born Nov. 9, 1917, in Arroyo Hondo, N.M., passed away June 4, 2015, at Westwind Village. Maria Cleo Chacon Preceded in death by her parents, Laurenco Cruz and Garcia Chacon; and sister, Odelia Chacon Lucero. Survived by older sister, Amada Chacon; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Graveside service, 9 a.m. Friday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Chacon, Maria Helen
Maria Helen Chacon - Pueblo Chieftain - November 5, 2014 - Maria Helen Chacon, 85. God saw that she was ready to go and took her home on Nov. 3, 2014. Born Sept. 2, 1929, in Anton Chico, N.M. Preceded in death by her husband, Tranquilino Chacon; son, Fabian Chacon; daughter, Mary Duran and great-grandson, Mario Gendoes-Saldana. Also preceded in death by uncle, Cristobal; aunt, Theresa Lucero, who raised her; her father, Antonio Lucero; mother, Adelina Archibeque; sisters, Stella and Reyes; brother, Nasario; half sister and best friend, Carmel Chavez. She will be sadly missed by her daughters, Sylvia Chacon, Lupe (Rudy) Sabedra, Judy Chacon (Kirk) Teaney and Sarah (John) Travierso; special grandson, Christopher Chacon; grandchildren, Elisa Sabedra, James (Kayliegh) Travierso, Melody Grublak, Fabian Chacon, David Chacon, Theresa Chacon, Michael Benavidez, Nancy Ruiz, Maxine Benavidez, Julie Duran, Joshua Teaney and Sarah Kingsbury. She had 16 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by her brother, Antonio (Gloria) Lucero; and 10 half brothers and sisters, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Maria Helen Chacon grew up in Tecolotito, N.M., met Tranquilino Chacon, and married on Dec. 7, 1945, in Villanueva, N.M. They moved to Pueblo, Colo., where they raised their family. She was a loving housewife and devoted mother. She helped everyone who came to her and fed strangers who came to the door hungry. Most of all, she was very fond of little children. She was a devout Catholic and was very involved with the church at Our Lady of the Assumption as a catechism teacher preparing the children for Holy Communion and as a volunteer with the Ladies Altar Society and the annual church festival. Special thanks to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Westwind Village, Alzheimer’s Association, and all those who visited her during her illness to talk with her and/or just hold her hand in her time of need. Viewing will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. today, followed by a rosary service at 6 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Chacon-Urrutia, Eva C.
Eva C. Chacon-Urrutia - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 2016 - Eva C. Chacon-Urrutia, 69, passed peacefully at her Pueblo home surrounded by family and friends. Preceded in death by Auntie Viola Jimenez, Elsie Butero, Manuel Gurule, Betty and Orlando Pacheco. Survived by children, Robert, Deborah (Mike) Ortega; brothers, Daniel and Thomas Pacheco; sister, Angela Romero; grandchildren, Adrian, Loren, Leah, Dante Ortega and Todd Gomez; nephews, Manuel, Jasper, Leandro; and niece, Keisha Romero. Sadly missed by everyone she touched. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, Romero Chapel.

Chadwick, Linda Jean
Linda Jean Chadwick - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 2017 - Linda Jean Chadwick, long-time Pueblo resident, passed away peacefully while the gates of heaven were open on April 14, 2017, in Pueblo, Colo. She leaves to cherish her memory, children, Chris (Vanessa) Lujan of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Renee (Andy) Enroth of Superior, Colo.; siblings, Betty (Al) Montoya of Colorado Springs, Colo., Gary (Lila) Chadwick of Berthoud, Colo.; grandchildren, Ashely Enroth, Alec Enroth, Chad Lujan, Mireya Lujan; great-grand-daughter, Evelyn Jayne; nephews, Aaron Talbot, Tim Talbot, Adam Chadwick; nieces, Lori Billiard, Jennifer Chadwick, Jamie Chadwick; loving canine companion, Flaco; numerous cousins, great-nephews, great-nieces, extended relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her beloved parents, Helen Shiner, Lawrence Chadwick; and cherished brother, Ron Chadwick. Linda was born on April 27, 1950, in Gilman, Colo. She went to East High School and graduated in 1969. She went on to receive an associate degree as a psychiatric technician, and worked at the Colorado Mental Health Institute. However, her immeasurable contribution was that of a single mother. She had boundless love for her children, family, friends and pets. She enjoyed music, dancing, listening to birds sing, and spent a lifetime of being entertaining and ornery. Her antics will be dearly missed. Special thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice; the doctors and staff showed so much compassion during such a difficult time. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Linda to Pueblo Animal Services through the funeral home office. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Friday, April 21, at St. Leander Catholic Parish. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends following the interment.

Chadwick, Ronald (Dr.)
Dr. Ronald P. Chadwick - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 2016 - Dr. Ronald P. Chadwick, 80, passed away July 14, 2016, in his sleep after struggling for two years with many serious health issues. Survived by his sister, Josephine Birk; his wife of 60 years, Sally (Dolsen) Chadwick; four great sons and 12 wonderful grandchildren. He enjoyed life, being with his family, studying, teaching, sharing his faith, working with wood, camping and helping others. Ronald’s memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at Table Mountain Church, 6154 Boulder Ave., Rye, CO, followed by a barbecue. His family will lead the service and welcomes family and friends to join in celebrating his life.

Chagolla, Ralph Jr.
Ralph Chagolla Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 1, 2014 - Ralph Chagolla Jr., 72, passed away Sept. 26, 2014, at Parkview Medical Center. Ralph was born May 13, 1942, in Eaton, Colo. He was a retired automobile mechanic and enjoyed traveling, watching his favorite teams — Broncos, Rockies and the New York Yankees. Ralph also served as a foster grandparent. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Ascension Chagolla Sr. Survived by his beloved wife, Lucy Flores Chagolla; a son, Robert (Jennie) Chagolla; other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, Angelus Chapel. Cremation to follow the service. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall.

Chamberlain, Anthony A.
Anthony A. Chamberlain - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 2015 - Anthony A. Chamberlain, WWII Navy veteran, passed away Oct. 11, 2015, in Lakewood, Colo. Born in Kentucky, Tony resided in northwest Indiana until retiring from Inland Steel. In 1989, he moved to Pueblo, Colo., to be close to his children and grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sons, Robert and Edward. He is survived by his wife, Virginia, and three children, Nancy (Buechley), Peggy (Hamilton) and Richard; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Chamberlain, Bert
Bert Chamberlain – Walsenburg World – January 9, 1906 – Died at Maitland, Sunday, January 7, 1906, Bert Chamberlain, age 2 years. Interment Monday morning at the Masonic Cemetery, services conducted by Rev. H. A. Wood.

Chamberlain, Edna
Edna Chamberlain – Walsenburg World – August 24, 1906 – The funeral of little Edna Chamberlain, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Chamberlain of W. 7th St., was conducted Monday afternoon by Rev. Wood.

Chamberlain, Walter Abraham
Walter (Walt) Abraham Chamberlain - Huerfano World - June 14, 2015 - Walter (Walt) Abraham Chamberlain passed away on June 12, 2015 at home on the Chamberlain Family Ranch near Walsenburg, Colorado. He was 84. He was born on the family homestead, the Figure 2 Ranch in Lincoln County Nebraska, on July 7, 1930. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Irma Chamberlain, and his sister, Beverly Nutter. Walt is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Mary Ann Chamberlain, and his six children who he loved dearly and in whom he took great pride; Greg (Cheri) Chamberlain, Jim (Shawna) Chamberlain, Jason Chamberlain, Cash (Candi) Chamberlain, Julie (Garth) Ahner, and Lori (David) Berger. His nine grandchildren also brought great joy to his life; Bryanna Chamberlain, Brock and Amy Chamberlain, Natalie Ahner, and Katie, Gage, Jordan, Justin, and Austin Berger. He was blessed with one great-grand daughter, Presley Chamberlain. He is also survived by his sister, Margaret Hawkins; and his nieces and nephews. Walt will always be remembered for his love of his family, his big smile, firm handshake, and bear hugs; his appreciation of the land and good horses, and his ability to tell a good story. Walt requested he be cremated, and his ashes will be scattered on the family ranch during a private service for family and friends in the coming weeks. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Dorcas Circle Food and Clothing Bank in Walsenburg or Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Pueblo, CO.

Chambers, Alvin Dean
Alvin Dean Chambers - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2016 - Alvin Dean Chambers, age 80, of Pueblo, passed away on Sept. 15, 2016, after complications following surgery. Alvin was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, and friend to everyone he met. He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and spent much of his life in the service of others. He loved gardening, reading his scriptures, studying the gospel of Jesus Christ and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Alvin also loved everything about fast-pitch softball and was known as an expert pitcher and coach. He spent 47 years as a dentist in Pueblo and has many patients and friends whom he loved and served. Alvin was born in Vale, Ore., on Nov. 19, 1935. He was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as he was entering the military at age 18 and remained faithful to the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout his entire life. He met the love of his life, Eva, in Pueblo, while he was stationed at Fort Carson and they were married for time and all eternity in the LDS Salt Lake Temple on Dec. 9, 1957. He was preceded in death by his lovely wife, Eva Wessely Chambers; his parents, Alonzo Jewell Chambers and Breta Harriet Elaine Hiatt; and sister, Darleen Chambers. Alvin is survived by his five children, Wessely (Karen) and five children, Jace (Abbie), Kaci (Jordan), Brady (McKayla), Spencer and Sadie; Todd (Trina) and three children, Emily (Bryce), Christopher (Emily), and Anne; Keith (Bobbi) and four children, Ethan, Jessica, Austin, and Danniele; Michele (Mike) Wilkinson and five children, Ryan (Chantal), Amanda (Andrew), Stephanie, Mitchell and Jacob; and Julianne Chambers; by his stepfather, Merle Hiatt; his sister, Lois Chambers; uncle, Barnhard Shodin; and brother-in-law, James Wessely. Viewing, 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. A viewing will be held at the church from 9:20 to 9:40 a.m. Monday, followed by the funeral service at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4720 Surfwood Lane.

Chambers, Charles Thomas
Charles Thomas Chambers - Standard Examiner – August 12, 2013 – Charles (Chuck) Thomas Chambers was born on July 27, 1933 to Katherine and Charles Chambers in Trinidad, Colorado. He passed away August 10, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He graduated from Centennial High School in 1951 in Pueblo, Colorado. He earned an Associate’s degree from Pueblo Community College. While still in college, he worked at the CF and I. In 1959, he became a civilian worker at Pueblo Ordnance Depot. As a civilian, he went to Vietnam. He married Margaret (Peggy) Morgan in 1971. In 1975 they moved to Layton, Utah where he went to work at Hill Air Force Base. He retired in 1990.Chuck was an active Ham radio hobbyist with the call W7LFI. That led to a job working for the State of Utah, helping to build communications for the 2002 Winter Olympics, he also retired from the state. Throughout his life he was a first aid instructor for the Red Cross, car enthusiast, and world traveler. Chuck is survived by his wife, nieces, nephew and several great- and great-great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, younger brother, and a nephew. Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Myers Mortuary, 250 North Fairfield Road, Layton, Utah.

Chambers, Donald
Donald Chambers - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 2015 - On Sunday, a Pueblo West man sustained fatal injuries in a semitrailer accident at 5 a.m. west of Las Animas. Donald Chambers, 52, was traveling east on Colorado 50 in a 2014 Kenworth semitrailer pulling a tanker trailer of diesel fuel. As the Kenworth entered a curve, the trailer began to roll. The Kenworth continued eastbound and went off the right side of the road, where it collided with two delineator posts. While off the road, the Kenworth rolled nearly two times and came to rest on its left side. Chambers was restrained at the time but died as a result of his injuries. As the crash resulted in the leaking of several hundred gallons of diesel fuel, the Colorado State Patrol hazardous material team handled the spill. As a result of the crash and spill, Colorado 50 was closed for several hours. The primary factor in the crash was listed as “exceeding the posted speed limit.” Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2015 - Donald L. Chambers, 52. Service, 4 p.m. Thursday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Fort Lyon National Cemetery.

Chambers, Troy
Troy Chambers - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 2015 - Troy Chambers, 86. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Chandler, Dorothy
Dorothy Shockley Chandler - The Gazette - August 4, 2005 - Dorothy Shockley Chandler, 80, a resident of Colorado Springs since 1946, died July 30, 2005. She was the widow of John F. "Jack" Chandler, prominent citizen and businessman in Colorado Springs, who passed away in 1995. A Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, August 5, at Swan Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs. In lieu of flowers, you may donate to Penrose-St. Francis Foundation, 961 E. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs 80903. While Dorothy had a significant business career as Buyer of Ladies Wear at Perkins-Shearer for nearly 20 years, it was in her partnership with Jack that she found her greatest fulfillment and enjoyment. Born in Boone, CO, Dorothy grew up under difficult conditions of drought and depression. She was the product of sheer, self-made determination. Dorothy and Jack were devoted to Penrose-St. Francis Hospital and Foundation. She was the founding President of the Kissing Camels Garden Club in which she was active until her death. She was a member of the Garden of the Gods Club, devoted to the El Paso Club, and a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church. Dorothy is survived by her brother, Ray Shockley of Dayton, NV.

Chandler, Fortson L. (Rev.)
Rev. Fortson L. Chandler - Pueblo Chieftain - January 6, 2017 - Rev. Fortson L. Chandler, 83, former Pueblo resident, and former pastor of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, passed away Jan. 3, 2017, in Georgia. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Saturday at Marvelous Light Christian Church, 2160 Lee Road, Lithia Springs, Ga.

Chandler, Gus
Gus Chandler – Walsenburg World – August 23, 1900 – Shot and Killed – A Row at a Colored Dance Results Fatally – On Saturday night of last week the colored people of the neighboring camps assembled at one of the boarding houses in Pictou for a dance. Everything went smoothly until about 1 o’clock in the morning when a difficulty arose between some of them over the affections of a certain colored damsel. Guns were drawn and fired and when the smoke of the battle had cleared away it was found that Gus Chandler was shot in the abdomen. He was taken to the home of a friend in Walsen mines, medical aid secured and everything possible done for him, but he died on Tuesday about 4:30 in the afternoon, and was buried on the following day. So far as known a man by the name of Harris, one by the name of Gardner, and one Black, who is now in jail, did the shooting. According to a statement that Chandler made just before his death, he himself was not mixed up in the trouble, nor was he armed, being but a bystander or spectator at the dance. After his death a postmortem examination was held by the attending physician, Dr. Matthews, and it was found that the ball entered the lower part of the abdomen, passing almost in a straight line until it struck the hip bone, then deflected upward to the upper ribs on the right side, and from there the surgeon was unable to follow its course without entirely severing the body. Black is not yet had his preliminary but will be tried as soon as the witnesses can be procured. Walsenburg World – March 6, 1902 – Murder Will Out – On August 18, 1900, there was a colored dance at the Pictou boarding house. All were drinking and a quarrel ensued between William Black and a man named Gardner. They began to fire at each other. Gardner was outside the door and fired into the house at Black, and the latter fired back. Gus Chandler who had been drinking stepped between them from the outside and was shot in the left side. He died the next day, and Black was arrested, but for want of witnesses the case was dismissed by the District Court. Last week Mrs. Anna Johnson and her husband gave the information that Black had fired the fatal shot. He was again arrested and on Monday, at a hearing before Justice Edwards, who, after hearing the evidence of the Johnsons held Black to the District Court in the sum of $1000. In default of bail he went to jail. Walsenburg World – October 4, 1900 – Court Proceedings – The regular October term of the District Court for this county convened here Monday morning with Judge J. G. Northcutt on the bench, Robert R. Ross appearing for the people, Stenographer McHendrie, Deputy Clerk Day and Sheriff Farr in attendance. Attorneys Bryce of Colorado Springs, Campbell of Trinidad and the local bar were in attendance. The criminal docket was called and all cases except one passed for the term or until the adjourned term which will be open December 3, 1900. The criminal docket consisted of the following case: People vs Black, Murder. The case tried was the case of the People vs Black. It will be remembered that Black is accused of the murder of Gus Chandler at a dance at the colored boardinghouse in Pictou on the night of August 18. The defendant, having no counsel in the District Court, an order was made by Judge Northcutt appointing Judge Valdez to defend. The selection of the jury began at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning and by 11 the panel was full and the introduction of testimony began. The following composed the jury: M. H. Rahn, Walter Byers, H. R. Carson, Bertolero Leon, Nicolos Luna, Samuel Gribble, Juan Garcia, Juan S. Valdez, John Dick, Jr., Epimenio Vigil, Antonio Cisneros, and Tomas Rodriguez. The presentation of testimony was concluded at 4:20 p.m. Argument of counsel followed immediately after the instruction of the jury by the court, being opened on the part of the state by Deputy E. F. Halbert. At the conclusion of his argument a recess was taken to 7:30 at which time argument was continued by Judge J. A. J. Valdez for the defendant and District Attorney Ross for the people. At 9 o’clock the jury retired to their room and took a personal ballot resulting in a vote of 8 to 5; at 8 o’clock Wednesday morning another ballot was taken resulting in a vote of 9 to 3. At 10 the jury was called into court and reported a disagreement whereupon the court returned them to the jury room for further deliberation. The jury in the case of the People vs Black failed to agree after 20 hours deliberation and were discharged. The case will again come on for trial at the adjourned term in December.

Chandler, James M., II
James M. Chandler, II - Chronicle News - May 6, 2010 - James M. Chandler, II, 88, Chandler Materials CEO, passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2010 in Tulsa, Okla. Memorial service will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 8, 2010 at John Knox Presbyterian Church, Tulsa. Moore's Southlawn, 918-663-2233.

Chandler, Jeffery Lee
Jeffery Lee Chandler - Pueblo Chieftain – July 23, 2014 - Jeffery Lee Chandler, 60, passed away July 14, 2014, at his home in Fort Collins, Colo. Jeff lived in Pueblo and Beulah until moving to Fort Collins. He graduated from Central High School in 1972, and attended Pueblo Community College. Jeff was preceded in death by his father, Robert G. Chandler; and brother, Robert III. He is survived by his wife, Julie Chandler; and her children, Christie (Chad) Mikelburg, Nick, Jason and Matt Michalski of Fort Collins; his mother, Marjorie Chandler and brother, Clay, both of Pueblo; sister, Paula (Bob) Tillquist of Jerome, Idaho; brother, Jim of Clifton Park, N.Y.; and seven nieces and nephews. Services were held in Fort Collins on July 17, 2014.

Chandler, William H.
William H. Chandler - Chronicle News - February 27, 2004 - William H. Chandler of Trinidad, CO died Tuesday, February 24, 2004. Mr. Chandler was born June 23, 1923 in Jacksonville, FL, to Myra Christie and William Hughs Chandler. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia Chandler. He was the father of Katherine Chandler (Wayne Wilson), Phoenix, AZ, Constance Chandler, Irvine, CA, Cynthia Chandler, Walnut Creek, CA, Marcia (Rev. Victor) Nelson, Purling, NY, and William H. Chandler, Santa Barbara, CA; brother of Dr. Howard C. (Joyce) Chandler, Pointe Vedra Beach, FL; grandfather of Christopher (Jessica) Lamden, Trinidad, Troy Palomino, Trinidad, Joy Palomino, Walnut Creek, CA, Eleanor Chandler, Irvine, CA, Maria, Ryan, Christine, and Victor Nelson, Purling, NY; and five great-grandchildren. He graduated from Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO in 1948 after serving as a B-52 pilot in the United States Army Air Corp during World War II. He farmed and ranched in Yuma County in northeastern Colorado for fifteen years, before moving to Trinidad where he worked for the Farmers Home Administration for twenty-five years. He and his wife have a cabin in Cuchara, CO where he loved to spend his weekends. He was an avid tennis player for many years who also loved hunting, fishing, woodworking, gardening and spending time with his many friends. He was past chairman of the board and current trustee of the United Methodist Church and was also an active member of the Golden K Kiwanis Club. Visitation will be held Sunday, February 29 from 3:00 to 6.00 p.m. at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 1, 2004 at the United Methodist Church in Trinidad, CO at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Nancy Mead officiating. Interment will follow at the Masonic Cemetery. Military Honors will be conducted graveside by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family for a reception at the United Methodist Church Hall. Pallbearers are Chad Sandoval, Ed Ortiz, Bob Fabec, Chris Lamden, Wayne Wilson and Victor Nelson. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Chang, Janice E.
Janice E. Chang - Pueblo Chieftain - November 8, 2015 - Janice E. Chang, 66, of Pueblo, passed away peacefully on Nov. 5, 2015. She is survived by her loving husband and best friend of 41 years, Stanley O. Chang; father, Richard S. Odan Sr.; brother, Richard S. Odan Jr.; and numerous family and friends. Janice graduated from the University of Hawaii in 1974. Shortly afterwards, she married Stanley and together they traveled around the county for his job. Eventually Pueblo West became their retirement home. Janice will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral service, will be 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, at Pueblo West Funeral Home, 381 S. Joe Martinez Blvd.

Chaparro-Trujillo, William
William Chaparro-Trujillo - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2016 - William Hesperus “Constantine” Chaparro-Trujillo. Our precious angel joined his fellow angels, April 4, 2016. Preceded in death by great-grandmother, Bertha Floyd. He is survived by his parents, Ambrosia Chaparro and Jared Trujillo; his brother, Christiano Chaparro-Trujillo; grandparents, Hector and Loriann Chaparro and Anna Maes; uncles and aunts, Justin Chaparro, Bella Chaparro, Andy Trujillo, Aaron Trujillo, L’Rae Ortiz and Dennae Ortiz; great-grandparents, Virgilla and Faustine Chaparro, Mary Trejo, and Ben Ortiz; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives and friends who awaited his arrival to share their love with him. Mass of Angels, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Cathedral of The Sacred Heart Church, Monsignor James Koenigsfeld, celebrant. Family to receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the Mass.

Chapin, Alva
Alva Chapin – Walsenburg World – June 30, 1910 – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, on Friday, June 24, 1910, Alva Chapin, age 5 months, 14 days, measles.

Chapin, Blanche
Blanche Chapin – Walsenburg World – November 20, 1902 – Died at Pictou, Colorado, November 15, 1902, Miss Blanche Chapin, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Chapin, at the age of one year, four months, of measles and pneumonia.

Chapman, Esther Lucille
Esther Chapman - Pueblo Chieftain - September 7, 2017 - Esther Chapman, 89, passed away Sept. 2, 2017, in Aurora, Colo. She goes in peace now to be with her family in heaven. She was born June 25, 1928, in Pueblo, Colo. She is survived by her son, Ron "Spike" Chapman and Judy Kucharyson; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her mother, Mable Fabrizo; brothers, Melvin, Harold and Everett Fletcher; and sister, Gertrude Myers. Viewing will be at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, followed by the funeral services at 10 a.m., both to be held at Imperial Funeral Home.

Chapman, Helen Evonne
Helen Evonne Chapman - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2015 - Helen Evonne Chapman, 80, departed this life Sept. 14, 2015. Survived by sister, Vicki Patterson; children, Sherrie (Garry) Henderson, Robert Chapman (Liz) Chapman and Kevin Chapman; grandchildren, Greg (Heather) Henderson, Kristy (Valentin) Gonzales, Meagan Chapman; great-grandchildren, Abbe, Gage, Valentin Jr., Gavriella, Beau, Lilliana and Diego. She taught elementary school for District 60 for many years; volunteered for CASA for 14 years; member of the Newcomers and Eagles; avid golfer, she played in the Elmwood Ladies Nine Tees and Senior League. She always enjoyed taking grandchildren and great-grandchildren to do educational activities. In lieu of flowers or food, please make donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Chapman, Lisa
Lisa (Franklin) Chapman - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2016 - Lisa (Franklin) Chapman, 51, of Denver, completed her journey here on Earth on Jan. 12, 2016. Lisa is survived by her husband, Lawrence; son, Avery; daughters, Airel and Aleena; parents, Alex (Rita) Franklin and Yvonne McClendon (Lann) Wiggs; siblings, Collette (Russell) Garvin, Erica (Cliff) Kindred and Jamie (Elizabeth) Barnes; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by grandparents, Frances Franklin and the Rev. O.B. and Bertha McClendon. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, at Taylor Funeral Services, 15057 E. Colfax, Unit H, Aurora, CO 80011. Funeral, noon Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Friendship Church, 880 Fairfax, Denver, CO 80220. Thanks to everyone for all your prayers during her illness. Lisa, we love you and you are in our hearts forever, ‘til we meet again, rest in peace. “I am indeed going to prepare a place for you, and then I shall come back to take you with me, that where I am you also may be.” John 14:3

Chapman, Patsy Louise
Patsy Louise Chapman - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2017 - Patsy Louise Chapman died on Saturday, March 11, 2017, surrounded by her loving family after a very rapid battle with cancer. Born Oct. 16, 1942, in Hockerville, Okla., she was the daughter to Adolph and Kathryn Sedberry, who preceded her in death. She was affectionately known as Pat, Miss Pat, Patsy Lou, Grandma, Mawni and GG. She is survived by her husband, Robert Chapman Jr.; son, Richard Dean Parker (Gina Herrera-Parker); daughter, Marcella Thompson; son, Johnnie Parker; grandchildren, Andre Parker, Candyce Thompson, Jonah Parker; and great-granddaughter, Anahnda Parker; and her three brothers, Thomas Michael (Judy) Sedberry, Larry Joe (Carol) Sedberry and Phil Sedberry. As the oldest sister to her three brothers being raised in a small town, she was never a girly girl. She was just as rough and tumble as her brothers. She graduated from Picher-Cardin High School in 1960. She worked for the city of Albuquerque as a loan and grant manager, and continued to earn certifications throughout her career. She retired in 2003 from the Army Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) after 24 years. Upon retirement, she moved to Pueblo, Colo. She made many friends throughout her rewarding career, but she considered her children, grandchildren and great-grand-daughter her greatest accomplishments. Pat had three natural kids but her children's friends all came to be her kids as well. She was Miss Pat to them, and her home and heart were always open. Robert and Pat's love story began in the early '70s. One night at a bowling alley, a handsome man bought a lady a drink, and the rest is a lifetime of memories. Robert was in the military so they moved around to different military bases: California, Germany and New Mexico. Every place they went, Pat and Robert had friends. You could always count on a BBQ at their house on weekends. Pat was always ready to cook up a feast and loved having her family and friends around her table. Pat loved pizza. Following her services, we'd like to invite her family and friends to gather with us at Zaragoza Hall, 1339 E. Routt Ave., Pueblo, Colo., for a pizza party in her honor. We will not talk about how she died but celebrate how she lived. Her celebration of life will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2017, at Angelus Chapel, 1101 E. Evans Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004.

Chapo, Dixie Elaine
Dixie Elaine Chapo - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2017 - Dixie Elaine Chapo, 74, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 26, 2017. She is survived by her loving husband of 22 years, George Chapo; and several nieces and nephews. Dixie had a passion for animals; empathy and compassion toward homeless pets shined in Dixie. She enjoyed beading crafts with her local craft group. She was preceded in death by her mother; and son, Daniel. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that anyone who wishes, can donate to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Chappell, Robert Evans
Robert Evans Chappell - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2015 - Robert Evans Chappell, 79, passed away Jan. 14, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Charlene; children, Rick (Tammy) Chappell; grandchildren, Cody and Amber Chappell; siblings, David Chappell, Norma Avery, Sharleen Donelson; several nieces and nephews; in-laws, Lee and Mona Grisham and family. Robert was born in Pueblo, Colo., to Guy and Mae Chappell on Dec. 18, 1935. He worked at the CF&I for 31 years. His heart was into collecting old cars and playing in his band with his wife. He was the owner of Sir Robert’s Bar and Lounge. Viewing will be 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m., both to be held at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Chapple, John
John Chapple - Walsenburg World - January 13, 1898 - John Chapple quietly passed from this life Saturday January 8th between 5 and 6 o’clock p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Tattersol where he had been taken for care by K of P Lodge of which Mr. Chapple was a long and respected member. The deceased passed his 67th birthday. His illness was not of long duration nor considered serious till just a few days before his death. Mr. Chapple was early identified with the growth and development of this county and town. He was an Englishman by birth but early came to America. Years ago he came to this county with what was known as the Kansas Colony which located at what is now Cucharas. He then removed to Walsenburg where for years he followed the avocation of a contractor and builder. Many of the old buildings of the town bear the marks of his craftship. The old jail that formerly stood on the hill was his special pride as he was the architect and builder. Mr. Chapple was a genial good-natured man very fond of music being an excellent hand with the flute. His history is the history of Huerfano County. He was laid to rest Sunday in the Masonic Cemetery.

Charbonneau, Kirk Eugene
Kirk Eugene Charbonneau - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 2014 - Kirk Eugene Charbonneau, resident of Westcliffe, Colo., died Oct. 11, 2014, in Pueblo, Colo. He was born March 2, 1944, in Beloit, Kan., to Dr. Eugene and Audra Hoagland Charbonneau of Osborne, Kan. After graduation from Osborne High School, Kirk attended McPherson College for two years and later joined the Army National Guard. On April 2, 1967, Kirk married his high school sweetheart, Judy Elliott, also of Osborne. After serving 30 years with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, he and his wife, Judy, retired to the Wet Mountain Valley near Westcliffe. Kirk was instrumental in bringing American Legion Post 170 back to active status, where he served in many different capacities including honor guard. Kirk is survived by his wife, Judy; daughter, Sheri Hill, husband, Laurin, and grandchildren, Graham and Claire; son, Kelly Charbonneau, wife, Audrey, and grandchildren, Kaylee, Colton and Kate. A memorial service celebrating Kirk’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 22, at the Wet Mountain Valley Saddle Club in Westcliffe. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: American Legion Post 170, P.O. Box 424, Westcliffe, CO 81252.

Charest, Marion
Marion Elaine Charest - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 2017 - Marion Elaine Charest, loving mother, grandmother, child care professional and longtime resident of the Pueblo area, passed away Wednesday, the 13th of September, 2017, with her family and the caring staff of Winslow Court in Colorado Springs, Colo. Marion was born in 1930 and raised with her four siblings in Omaha, Neb. She moved from Omaha to Denver, Colo., with two of her sisters to explore life and pursue her interests. She was a dance enthusiast and taught many forms of formal ballroom dancing for Arthur Murray Dance Studios. She also worked in several business management positions in the Denver area. She married and moved to Pueblo, where she raised her three children and one of her grandchildren. Marion was always an advocate for the love and care of children. She managed Pueblo Daycare Center for many years and later studied and received an associate degree in Early Child Education from Colorado State University, Pueblo. Her dedication and commitment to providing loving, quality daycare for children was realized with the establishment of Saint Paul Methodist Daycare Center, where Marion served as director until her retirement in 2005. Marion loved good food, especially her daughter's cooking. She loved and cared for many pets during her life, always willing to consider taking on another stray cat or dog. She was a gracious and thoughtful person with her greatest concern for the people in her life who struggled the most. She is survived and will be greatly missed by her three children, Richard Charest, Dianna Ogrodny and Phillip Charest; as well as her three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, all of whom brought much joy to her later years. Private family services will be held later in Colorado and with her extended family in California.

Charles, Wayne Edger
Wayne Edger Charles - Pueblo Chieftain - October 6, 2017 - Wayne Edger Charles, 61, passed away on Oct. 3, 2017. Survived by his wife, Patricia A. Schill; siblings, Lynnette (Patrick), Kenneth (Victoria), John (Renae); numerous extended family. He enjoyed fishing, grilling and music. There will be no services.

Charleston, Maurine
Maurine H. Charleston - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2016 - Maurine H. Charleston, born March 31, 1921, in Macon, Mo., passed away May 20, 2016, in Colorado City, resident since 1973, previously of Pueblo and Rosita, Colo. Preceded in death by husband Alfred L. Charleston; two brothers; and parents. Over 50-year member of the order of Eastern Star. Retired from Colorado State Hospital as OTA in 1983. Survived by daughter, Elaine (deceased spouse, Richard) Smith of Colorado City; and son, Ronald (Vita) Charleston of Yucaipa, Calif., four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Memorial service will be at Imperial Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at 10 a.m.

Charlifue, Linda I.
Linda L. Charlifue - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 2014 - Linda I. Charlifue, 87, passed away Aug. 7, 2014. Survived by sons, Dennis (Jessica) and Gerald (Susan) Charlifue; granddaughter, Jillian Charlifue; and great-grandson, Beau; and she came from a family of 13, four brothers and eight sisters. Preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Henry A. Charlifue. Linda was born to Dan and Eutila Griego on April 13, 1927, in La Veta, Colo. Special thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Sandra Hunter and Jill Charlifue, for their special care and gratitude and to Eleanore Gutierrez for her kindness. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at the La Veta Christ the King Church, 326 W. Virginia, La Veta, Colo. Interment, La Veta Cemetery.

Charlton-Hoddy, Shaleina
Shaleina Charlton-Hoddy - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 2015 - Shaleina Leilani Nancy Marie Charlton-Hoddy, Funeral service, 3 p.m. Wednesday, at Angelus Chapel, Pastor David Smith officiating. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the service.

Chase, Jeremiah
Jeremiah Paul Chase - Andrews Mortuary - April 5, 1991 - Jeremiah Paul Chase, 8 of Craig died Wed. April 3, 1991, following a car-bicycle accident. He was born Dec. 8, 1982 in Pueblo to Paul and Connie (Darrow) Chase. Jeremiah enjoyed martial arts and Cub Scouts. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Survivors include his parents, Paul and Connie Chase of Craig; three sisters: Tara, Amanda and Brittany all of Craig; grandparents: Myrtle and Fred Chase, Canon City; Kathleen and Martin Darrow, Penrose; aunts and uncles: Jerry Chase; Tim (Renee) Chase; Susan (Don) Stark; Carl Chase; Steve (Evona) Darrow; Rhonda (Clyde) Bernard; Donna Carlson, Jessica Gauck and numerous cousins. Services will be held in Craig today at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Graveside services & interment will be held Mon. April 8 at 10 am at Mountain Vale Memorial Gardens with Bishop Tom officiating. Grant Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements in Craig, and Andrews Funeral Home is taking care of local arrangements.

Chase, Robert C.
Robert C. Chase - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2016 - Robert C. Chase, 79, passed away Oct. 19, 2016. Survived by his wife, Martha Chase; three daughters, four grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Inurnment, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver.

Chase, Thelma
Thelma Chase - Pueblo Star - September 5, 1976 - Mrs. Thelma Chase, formerly of 2625 Cheyenne and recently of the Pueblo Manor Nursing Home, passed away Saturday, Sept. 4, 1976. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest C. Chase, in 1971. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sylvia and A. Gale Miller, Pueblo; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ernest Fred and Myrtle Chase of Canon City and Gilbert and Marcella “Pat” Chase of Buena Park, Calif. Survived also by brother-in-law and wife, Dr. Charles Chase, Portland, Ore., and sister-in-law, Mrs. Helen Chase of Baker, Ore., and sister-in-law, Sylvia Price of Pueblo. There are 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Chase was a member of the Central Christian Church and the Home Chapter of the Women of the Moose. The family may be contacted at the Miller home, 716 W. 26th. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Valhalla-Comer Garden Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Charles Whitmer. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Contributions may be made in her name to the Scholarship Fund of Central Christian Church.

Chasteen, Carol
Carol (Hurtado) Chasteen - Pueblo Chieftain - July 8, 2015 - Carol (Hurtado) Chasteen, 73, born Dec. 26, 1941, and passed away July 3, 2015. Beautiful, loving wife, mother and friend. Predeceased by parents, Van and Virginia Williams; son, Richard Neelan Jr.; and daughter, Krissy Neelan. Survived by husband, Tom Chasteen; son, Mike Neelan; numerous grandchildren and countless friends. Carol always helped others. She worked at the state hospital, YWCA, in the judicial system, sold real estate and raised cattle in La Veta. She especially enjoyed her last 24 years back in Beulah with her husband, Tom. A memorial service will be held in Beulah at a later date. Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 2015 - Carol Chasteen. Memorial gathering will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the Beulah Community Center. Please bring a dish.

Chasteen, Mavis Lorine
Mavis (Bowers) Lorine Chasteen - Springfield News-Leader - November 18, 2007 - Mavis Lorine (Bowers) Chasteen was born on September 11, 1937, to proud parents, Oras Edward "Si" and Ruby (Philpott) Bowers in Trinidad, Colorado, and passed away on November 15, 2007, in the St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield, Missouri, following a farm accident one month ago. She was 70 years, two months and four days of age. She grew up in Trinidad, Colorado, until 1952, when the family moved to Fordland, Missouri. Mavis graduated from Fordland High School in 1955 and a few years later became a flight attendant for Eastern Airlines. In 1973, Mavis enrolled in nursing school at Southwest Missouri State University and completed her schooling at St. John's Nursing School where she attained her registered nursing license. She later served as the director of the Wright County Health Department in Hartville, Missouri. In 1975, Mavis met and married the love of her life, Ray Chasteen. In 1977 they moved to their farm where she spent the next 30 years farming the land, taking care of cattle and enjoying life. Mavis was also an avid golfer, enjoying time on the course with friends and family. She and Ray frequently traveled to tournaments and various golf outings enjoying each other's company. Mavis impacted many lives and was loved by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruby Bowers. She is survived by her husband, Ray Chasteen of the home; her father Si Bowers of Fordland, Missouri; one sister, Beverly Roberts and her husband, James, of Fordland, Missouri; one brother, Dennis Bowers and his wife, Janice, of Fordland, Missouri; two sons, John Chasteen and his wife, Becky, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Bobby Chasteen and his wife, Kim, of Mountain Grove, Missouri; five grandchildren, Amy Kempf, Andy and Jonathan Chasteen, Dustin Chasteen and Amber Raney; four great-grandchildren, Chas, Karli, Jackson and Corey; five nieces, Robin Ipock, Tami Twitty, Amber Plemones, Meloney Russell and Penny Ivy; many great-nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends who will sadly miss her. Visitation will be held this afternoon, November 18, 2007, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home Chapel, Mountain Grove, Missouri. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 19, 2007, 1 p.m. in the First Christian Church with Jack Holland and John Chasteen officiating. There were two people Mavis held very dear to her heart, Amy Kempf, her granddaughter, and Tami Twitty, her niece. Mavis had a great impact in their lives. The love they shared was very special. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks, c/o the funeral home.

Chastine, E. H.
E. H. Chastine – Walsenburg World – March 26, 1903 – Died at LaVeta, Colorado, Sunday, March 22, 1903, E. H. Chastine, of pneumonia, at the age of 59 years. Mr. Chastine was a former resident of LaVeta, coming there and the 70s, but he had been absent from the West for the past 20 years, only returning with his wife and three children just four weeks before his death. Mr. Chastine was an uncle of James Baker who attended the funeral from this place.

Chatin, August
August Chatin – Walsenburg World – March 27, 1906 – August Chatin, age 58 years, died at his home in Walsenburg, Sunday, March 25, 1906, after a long period of ill health. The funeral services were conducted this afternoon at 2 o’clock from the family home on E. 8th St. Mr. Chatin was a native of France, but has lived in Walsenburg for the past 15 years. Here he followed his avocation of blacksmith until his health failed. He leaves a wife, four children and two brothers to mourn his loss.

Chaves, Balvino S.
Balvino S. Martinez Chaves - Chronicle News - March 11, 2010 - Balvino S. Martinez Chaves, 67, of Denver, Colo., passed away March 8, 2010. Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 15, 2010 at St. Cajetan Catholic Church, 299 S. Raleigh. Burial Crown Hill Cemetery.

Chaves, Gus
Gus Chaves – Walsenburg World – April 3, 1902 – Killed by Falling Rock – Gus Chaves, a Mexican working in the Hezron mines, was killed about 5 o’clock Tuesday evening by falling rock. He, with his fellow mine worker Duran, had just fired a shot, then going to see what it had accomplished, when some rock fell crushing Chaves to death. Duran’s life was saved by a broken prop which guarded the rock partly from his body, but not fully, as he was quite severely injured, but will recover. Chaves was about 37 years of age and leaves a wife but no children. Augustin Chavez was born at Caretas, Chihuahua, Mexico, about 37 years ago, and will be buried at the Catholic Cemetery this afternoon under the offices of the J. F. S. Society. Walsenburg World – April 10, 1902 – The J. F. S. Society of this place met at their hall on Sunday afternoon and passed resolutions of respect and condolence on their brother Agustin Chaves, who was killed in the Hezron mines last week.

Chavez, Alfonso
Alfonso (Bob) Chavez - Huerfano World - July 10, 2015 - Alfonso (Bob) Chavez, 92, beloved father, grandfather, and friend, passed away on July 8, 2015. Bob was predeceased by his wife, Lillian; his daughter, Constance (Connie); his granddaughter, Renee; and his niece, Bernice. He is survived by his daughters, Roberta Trujillo, Rita Chavez, and Veronica (Linda) Thompson; by grandsons Edward, Robert, and Bernard; by granddaughters Gina, Michelle, Lillian, Lorraine, and Debra; by 20 great-grandchildren and 13 great, great-grandchildren; by nephews Victor, Harold, and Carl and nieces Margie, Linda, and Betty; as well as by too many friends to count. Bob graduated from St. Mary High School and was a World War II veteran who served in the Army Air Corps. He helped start the GI Forum and Eagles organizations in Walsenburg. Bob had a very colorful and fulfilled life. He never lost his sense of humor and he made many friends in his lifetime. He owned and ran the once-well-known Chankla Bar on Cemetery Hill. In his later years, Bob spent all his time traveling, playing golf and rummy, and going to casinos. He also loved to go hunting and fishing. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 18 at 2 pm at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home in Walsenburg with a reception to follow at the Eagles Hall.

Chavez, Alyce Nadine
Alyce Nadine Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 7, 2016 - Alyce Nadine Chavez, 80, passed away Sept. 3, 2016. She was born Sept. 30, 1935, to parents, Phillip and Helen Armijo-Sierra; they preceded her in death; along with brother, Phillip Sierra Jr.; and sons, Michael and Christopher Chavez. She is survived by her children, Nathan D. (Carol) Chavez, Helene Manzanares, Steve Chavez, Richard (Marcy) Chavez and Louis Chavez; sisters, Faye (Floyd) Sandoval, Carolynn (Robert) Thompson; and sister-in-law, Pat Sierra; 14 grandchildren, nine great-grand-children; and special cousin, Jackie Casey. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Thursday. funeral Mass to follow at 10 a.m., both services at Our Lady Of the Meadows Parish, 23 Starling Drive. Inurment, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Vrain Cemetery, Avondale, Colo.

Chavez, Andrea
Andrea Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2015 - Andrea Chavez, 87, passed away May 15, 2015. Survived by son, Tommy (Barbie) Chavez; and grandchildren, Tiffany Chavez and Todd Lee Barney. Andrea was born on July 11, 1927, in Monte Vista, Colo., and was in the banking industry for 30-plus years. She enjoyed visiting with family and friends, shopping on QVC, reading and demonstrating products at local stores in Pueblo. Andrea moved from Pueblo to California in the early ’60s and returned in the early ’90s. A private family viewing was held. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium, with no service, per her request. Memorials may be made direct to your favorite charity.

Chavez, Andrew L.
Andrew L. Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2015 - Andrew L. Chavez, 56, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 12, 2015. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel.

Chavez, Antonio Robert
Antonio Robert Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 2016 - Antonio Robert Chavez, 53, aka “Old School,” of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 28, 2016. Preceded in death by his mother, Maria Carrillo; and father, Manuel A. Chavez; daughter, Antoinette Chavez; brothers, Raymond, Curtis “Frosty,” Steve, Orlando; and grandmother, Remedio Chavez. Antonio is survived by his wife, Josie Chavez; brothers, Leroy Atencio, Jose (Toni) Chavez; Jinks Chavez; sisters, Gloria “Gidget” (Lawrence) Bailey, Bernadette (Leroy) Chavez, Salli Marie (Carlos) Hernandez; and numerous extended family, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel.

Chavez, Carlos L. Jr.
Carlos L. Chavez Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 7, 2014 - Carlos L. Chavez Jr., 82, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 3, 2014. He was born Dec. 16, 1931, in Taos, New Mexico. Preceded in death by his parents, Carlos and Fidelia Chavez; sister, Flora Lopez; brother, Salomon Chavez; and grandson, Carlitos Chavez. Survived by his wife, Tina Chavez; children, Francisco A. (Sylvia) Chavez, Pearl Chavez, Phyllis Chavez, Joyce (Joe) Cardenas and Carl (Veronica) Chavez; grandchildren, Sasha (Albert), Francisco C. Chavez, James (Geraldine), Anita (John), Jose (Christina) and Carl Lee; great-grandchildren, Antonio, Aaralyn, Victor, Aja, Leila, Carlitos, Yzabela, Jaelyn and James D.; brother, Ernest (Lita) Chavez; sister, Eleanor (Frank) Carillo; brothers-in-law, Don Rodriguez and Augustine Rodriguez; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Viewing, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Rosary, 10:30 a.m., and Mass, 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, all held at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements, Imperial.

Chavez, Catherine T.
Catherine T. Chavez - Chronicle News - June 1, 2011 - Catherine T. Chavez peacefully entered into eternal rest on Monday, May 30th, 2011 after a brief illness. She was born March 9, 1935 to the late Sam and Emily Montoya. She married the love of her life Charlie B. Chavez on September 12, 1953 and together they raised four children. Preceding her in death are sister Clara Griego, brothers Val, Jimmy, Pete, Sammy and Gerald Montoya and loving grandson Jeremiah Patterson. She is survived by her husband Charlie B. Chavez, children Cheryl (Rick) VanVickle, Calvin (Carol) Chavez, Denise (Juan) Martinez and Carl (Missy) Chavez. Grandchildren Dena Patterson, Eldon VanVickle, Danae VanVickle, Bryan Clark, Sonya Clark, Isabel Chavez, Lynne Martinez, Christina Martinez, Jolena Martinez, Joshua Hathcoat, Hannah Chavez and Joseph Chavez. Great grandchildren Oliver, Jaimie, Gabriel, Dylan, Aurora and Evangeline. Sisters Elva (Henry) Lucero, Irene (Max) Trujillo, Erma Mondragon, brother George Montoya and numerous nieces and nephews. Her greatest joy in life was cooking, baking, sewing and spending quality time with family and friends. She found great peace and comfort reading her Bible and had an intimate, loving relationship with her Savior. She loved to travel and along with Charlie took several cruises and visited many places in the United States. Catherine touched the lives of so many people and will be greatly missed by all who were blessed enough to know her. Funeral Memorial Mass will be Friday, June 3, 2011 at 11 a.m. at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Segundo, Colo. Inurnment will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Catherine’s name to: Sangre de Cristo Hospice 711 Walsen Ave., Suite B Walsenburg, CO 81089. Trinidad Cancer Alliance Inc. PO Box 862 Trinidad, CO 81082. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Chavez, Celia
Celia Chavez – Walsenburg World – July 27, 1911 – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, Saturday, July 22, Celia Chavez, age 3 years, 7 months, 14 days.

Chavez, Charles Michael Jr.
Charles Michael Chavez Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 6, 2017 - Man's body found in Arkansas River; death probe opens - A body was found lying face down in the Arkansas River just below Dutch Clark Stadium late Friday morning and authorities are trying to determine whether or not the death is accidental. Someone in the area called law enforcement to report they saw the body floating down the river and authorities, including the Pueblo Fire Department and the Pueblo Police Department, arrived on scene about 10:40 a.m. to begin a search. The body was found in the water along the river trail just below Dutch Clark after a short search. The body is believed to be that of a male, but it was face down in the water and had a coat on, according to Erik Duran, a fire inspector with the fire department. The body had been in the water for a while, Duran said. The Pueblo County Coroner's Office arrived to the scene around 11:30 a.m. and an investigation is ongoing to determine the nature of the death. Pueblo Chieftain - October 9, 2017 - Pueblo County coroner: man found in Arkansas River died of drowning - The man whose body was found in the Arkansas River Friday just below Dutch Clark Stadium died of drowning according to preliminary indications, Pueblo County Coroner Brian Cotter said on Monday. The man was identified Monday by Cotter as Charles Michael Chavez Jr., 36, of Pueblo. There were no signs of trauma to Chavez's body, Capt. Kenny Rider of the Pueblo Police Department said. Police detectives are awaiting a toxicology report and are continuing to investigate. Chavez's body was found Friday around 10:40 a.m. lying face down in the Arkansas River just below Dutch Clark Stadium. Someone in the area called law enforcement to report they saw the body floating down the river and authorities, including the Pueblo Police Department and Pueblo Fire Department, arrived on scene to conduct a search. Chavez's body was found in the water along the river trail shortly after the search began. It's unclear exactly how long the body had been in the river, but it was in there for a while, officials said on Friday. Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2017 - Charles M. Chavez, 36, passed away Oct. 6, 2017. Survived by his mother, Theresa M. Chavez; four children, Alyssa, Arriah, Charles and Julian; and longtime companion, Nicole Garcia and her daughter, Ayana; and nino, Rudy Chavez. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at St. Joseph Church, 1145 S. Aspen Road, followed by a family dinner at 2 p.m. at Fulton Heights Rec Center, 1411 Santa Rosa St. in Salt Creek.

Chavez, Cynthia R.
Cynthia R. Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2015 - Cynthia R. Chavez, 46, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 21, 2015. Preceded in death by her parents, Felipe and Marjorie Chavez. Survived by her husband, Pedro Martinez; children, Charles (Chantay), Shiela Chavez and Olivia Bernarche; five grandchildren, two brothers, four sisters and numerous family and friends. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel.

Chavez, Daniel
Daniel Chavez - Chronicle News - September 2, 2015 - Daniel Chavez, 73, of Kim, Colo., passed away on Thursday, August 27th. He is survived by his wife, Flora, his sons Paul and wife Stacy, of Weatherford, Texas, Daniel of Brooklyn, N.Y., Carlos, of Pueblo, Colo., sister Francis of Vancouver, Wash., and grandchildren Ashley, Carly, Eliana, Isaac, and Lily. He was preceded by his grandchildren Breanna and Matthew. Daniel is a Vietnam Veteran, having served from 1964 to 1966 with the 1st Battalion, 16th Regiment of the 1st Infantry Division. Daniel retired as a master union plumber, after working for 35 years in his profession. He believed strongly in duty, honor and country. Military honors to be rendered at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery in the near future.

Chavez, David Patrick
David Patrick Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2016 - David Patrick Chavez, 54, passed away July 16, 2016. He was born June 11, 1962, in Pueblo, Colo. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, David and Ventura Chavez and Eva Mora; and godparents, Hope and Frank Chavez. David is survived by his mother, Patricia Chavez; father, David Chavez Jr.; siblings, Trina (Joe) Rios, Charles Chavez and Daniel Chavez; nieces and nephews, Tristan Rios, Jolee Rios, Patricia (Joe) Aguilar, Charles Anthony Chavez and Daniel Chavez Jr.; special friends, Rico Vigil and Ron Abeyta, who cared for David when he was sick; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. He graduated from Centennial High School in Pueblo. David was a veteran of the Army. He worked construction, including 10 years in North Carolina and along the East Coast, until he became disabled. He was a great fan of the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies. David was a great fisherman and enjoyed camping out. He was an avid reader. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Chavez, Diane D.
Diane D. (Ramos) Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 2016 - Diane D. (Ramos) Chavez, 83, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. Born on Sept. 21, 1932, she was the daughter of Joseph and Alice Padilla. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Tony A. Chavez. Diane is survived by her children, Dave J. Ramos (Cindy), Dr. Daniel J. Ramos, Lydia Ambriz and Debi Mosqueda; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; three brothers; and four sisters. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Pueblo Christian Center. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends will be received at Church Hall following service.

Chavez, Dolores D.
Dolores "Dee" Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 1, 2016 - Dolores “Dee” Chavez, 74, went to be with the Lord on April 27, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard R. Chavez; parents, Felimon and Frances Casados. Dolores is survived by her children, Cheryl Chavez, Laura (Michael) McGowan and Ryan (Tammy) Chavez; grandchildren, Courtney, Ryan, Abra, Samara and Chase; great-granddaughter, Bayla; nine sisters; three brothers; beloved dog, Jude; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many dear friends. Rosary Recitation, 6 p.m. Monday, May 2, with Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 3. Services at St. Joseph Catholic Parish. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Chavez, Eileen
Eileen Chavez - Chronicle News - October 18, 2011 - Eileen Chavez, age 85, passed away on Friday October 14, 2011, suddenly from an unexpected illness. Eileen was born June 5, 1926 in Vermejo Park New Mexico and grew up in Sopris, Colo. Her parents were Bernabe & Abedonia Torres Eileen was widowed from John B Chavez and was preceded in death by her eldest son, Charlie Abeyta. She had five children and was Mom to many others. Eileen was a care giver and worked hard all her life to take care of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends. Eileen is survived by a brother and sisters Richard Torres, Mary Ann Craig and Frances Roque in Denver; children, Susan DeBaca, Kathy Chavez, Michael Abeyta, and John B Chavez Jr.; ten grand children, twenty three great grandchildren, twelve great, great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Eileen also leaves behind many friends. She was loved by many and will be missed tremendously. Visitation will be Thursday, October 20, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 7p.m, at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services are Friday, October 21, 2011 with Rosary at 9:15 a.m. at Comi Funeral Home Chapel, followed by the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pall bearers are Anthony DeBaca, Greg DeBaca, Wesley DeBaca, Sean DeBaca, Joe Cordova, and Cleo Sanchez. Honorary Pall bearers are Steven DeBaca and Andrew Gonzalez. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Chavez, Elcario
Elcario Chavez – Walsenburg World – March 3, 1910 – Died at Pryor, Colorado, on Monday, February 22, 1910, Elcario Chavez, age 3 months and 5 days.

Chavez, Elisa
Elisa Chavez - Denver Post - October 13, 2005 - 94, born in Walsenburg. Wife of Jack "Benny" deceased. Mother of Jack (Viola) and Janice. Grandmother of Mike, Paul, Dan, Andrew, Tracy. 3 great-grandchildren. Services at Annunciation Church Saturday, October 15, 2005 at 11a.m.

Chavez, Elizabeth
Elizabeth “Liz” Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 2016 - Elizabeth “Liz” Chavez passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 9, 2016, in Aurora, Colo. She was born July 15, 1937, in Pueblo, to Joseph and Mary Anna Beauvais. She was a member of FOE No. 145. Liz was preceded in death by the love of her life, husband, Tim Chavez; her parents; siblings, Joanne Dehn, Jack and Joe Beauvais. Her survivors include her children, Scott (Betty) Fenwick, Tracy (Tony) Bruce and Chris (Annette) Fenwick; stepchildren, Karla (Mark) Greeley and Kevin Chavez; her grandchildren, Nate (Brittany) Fenwick; great-grandchildren, Luke, Kiyaro and Victor; her godson, Todd Perkins; her siblings, Mix Beauvais, Ken Beauvais, Kay (Bill) Perkins and Mike Beauvais; as well as numerous other relatives and her special friends at Presbyterian Towers. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, at First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th St. Interment of her cremated remains will follow in the Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Chavez, Eloy James
Eloy James Chavez - Chronicle News - April 1, 2014 - Eloy James Chavez, age 58, passed away at his home in Texas, after a short illness. He was born in Trinidad Colo. on October 19, 1955 and was raised in Kim, Colo. Jim enjoyed bowling and loved to fish. Preceding him in death are parents, Eloy and Avedonia Chavez, brothers Joe Chavez, Victor Chavez sisters Aurora Chavez and Victoria Chavez. He is survived by wife Edith Chavez, Lone Oak, TX sons, Shane (Virg) Chavez Trinidad, Colorado, Shawn Chavez and partner Ramon Smart, Dallas, TX., daughter Carla (Scott) Carpenter, TX. son John Garner, Oregon sister Fran Schanck Washington, brother Daniel (Flora) Chavez, Kim, Colo. grandchildren, James Chavez, Lindsey Chavez John T. Carpenter, Lola (Lanie Blue Eyes) Carpenter, Caitlyn (Girl) Carpenter, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Jim was loved by all friends and family. He will be greatly missed and will never be forgotten. Memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday, April 4 2014 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Inurnment will be at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Chavez, Eralia
Eralia Chavez - Chronicle News - July 4, 2012 - Eralia Chavez, age 94, passed away on July 2, 2012, at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, Colorado. She was born on May 11, 1918 in Vigil, Colorado to Anna (Trujillo) and Samuel Chavez. On February 24, 1936, Eralia was united in marriage to Telesforo Chavez in Vigil, Colorado. Eralia was an avid reader. She enjoyed cooking and watching her favorite soap operas All My Children and The Young and the Restless. She also liked to watch the Spanish programs. A devoted Wife, loving Mother and caring Grandmother, Eralia loved life and caring for her family. She will be missed. She was preceded in death by parents, Anna and Samuel Chavez, husband Telesforo Chavez, daughter Margaret Chavez, son in law Abran Lovato, grandchildren, Abran, Kevin, and Anthony Lovato, Bill, Joe and Joanie Gurule. Survivors are children, Della Smith, Trinidad, Mary (Vincent) Gurule, Denver, Marie "Chris" (Bert) Gutierrez, Denver, Rosebella Lovato, Denver, Manuel Chavez, Trinidad, Connie Chavez, Taos, N.M. Louisa (Mark) Eichen, Trinidad, Sam (Joey) Chavez, Trinidad, grand children, Tiffany, Tiara, Mario, Audrey, Jessica, Brandon, Raymond, Cheryl Lynn, Julie, Lori, and Scott, 9 great-grandchildren, 17 great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives including Florence Sandoval and Elvira Torres who lovingly helped with her care. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Comi Funeral Home. Rosary will be Monday, July 9, 2012 at 7:00 PM at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 10:00 Am at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Manuel Chavez, Sam Chavez, Bert Gutierrez, Ivo Quinones, Mario Chavez and Ben Aragon. Family maybe contacted at 1198 Robinson. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Chavez, Felix Edward
Felix Edward Chavez - Chronicle News - July 23, 2009 - Felix Edward Chavez, 71, died peacefully at his Weston home on July 19, 2009. He was born Sept. 26, 1937 in Vigil, Colorado to Joe R. Chavez and Annie V. Chavez. Felix was a lifelong resident of Weston and a well respected member of the community. He was a graduate of Primero High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Adams State College. He held both a US and Canadian Patent for his gas separator invention. He was the co-owner and operator of Felix Chavez & Son Construction, LLC and Chavez Land & Cattle, LLC. He was a commissioner for the DOW, a student teacher at Primero High School and owned and operated Weston Supply for many years. He served as a member of the Primero School Board and The Stonewall Fire Department Board. He loved farming and ranching as well as wildlife and nature. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family and friends. He made many good friends in his lifetime and touched many lives with his own special charm and wit. He was a great boss who was loved and respected by the many employees he considered his friends. He is preceded in death by his former wife, Mary Jane "Shiny" Shupe; mother and father, Annie V. and Joe R. Chavez; brothers, John Chavez and Floyd Chavez and sisters, Eleanor Chavez and Estalla Morris. He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Keith Mantelli; son and daughter-in-law, Ryan and Tina Chavez; granddaughters, Danielle and Kaitlyn Mantelli; grandsons, Ty and Cole Chavez; brothers, Charlie (Catherine) Chavez, Gene (Elaine) Chavez, Billy (Roseanne) Chavez; sisters, Rosella (Andy) Martinez, Maxine (Archie) Scott, Geraldine (Al) Santistevan, Daisy (Gilbert) Asavedo; brother-in-law, Bart Morris; sisters-in-law, Benita (Ray) Albert and Mary Chavez. Numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews from both the Chavez and Shannon families, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, Wayne Shupe, Joan Shannon and many great friends and former in-laws also survive. He is also survived by five special people who helped make his final days and nights as comfortable as possible, Julian Gettler, Rose Trujillo, Judith Shannon, Traci Davis and Virginia Robinson. We thank you! Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 24, 2009 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Richard Becker officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Lopez, Clyde Thomas, Archie Haught, Brad Paine, Simon Ashe Sr., Julian Gettler, Keith Mantelli, Celestino Martinez, Mike Lewis and Mike Milyard. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinidad Cancer Alliance at International Bank in Trinidad in memory of Felix E. Chavez. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Chavez, Floyd Anthony
Floyd Anthony “Bubba” Chavez - Chronicle News - February 20, 2007 - Floyd Anthony “Bubba” Chavez, age 37, born December 5, 1969, passed away February 16, 2007. Preceded in death by grandmothers Bea Pacheco and Alcaria Chavez; grandfather Antonio Chavez; grandmother- in-law Adella Romero, mother-in-law Becky Wiening; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is survived by his wife Billie Jo Chavez; children Kayla, Shannon, and Zachary; parents Flavio and Jennie Chavez; father-in-law Bill Wiening; grandmother Elma Wiening; sister-in-law Tracy (Calvin) Campbell; brothers-in-law Stan (Maggie) Wiening and Cliff (Yvonne) Wiening; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and many friends, including his two loyal pets, Max and Shady. Floyd graduated from Trinidad Catholic High School and Trinidad State Junior College. He was a loyal Raiders fan and enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding his motorcycle, playing his guitars and Playstation 2, and spending time with his family and friends. He worked for the Federal Bureau of Prisons for the past six years and was a security officer at Parkview Medical Center prior to that. Viewing, Wednesday 5 to 7 p.m. at George McCarthy Historic Chapel with Rosary beginning at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass, Thursday at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Church with interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to a scholarship fund for the Chavez children at the Sunwest Educational Credit Union.

Chavez, Francisco Anthony II
Francisco Anthony Chavez II - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 2016 - Francisco Anthony Chavez II, 72, also known as “Poncho,” passed away peacefully with family by his side on Aug. 10, 2016. Poncho was born on May 1, 1944, to the marriage of Frank and Hope Chavez in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his grandson, Carlos Perea; parents, Frank and Hope Chavez; and sister, Regina Flores. Poncho is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jean Chavez; children, Sherry and Frankie Chavez III; sisters, Joyce (Bob) Solano, Sandra (Henry) Chavez; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Poncho along with his wife Jean helped raise their grandkids, Carlos and Frankie Perea, Deidra and Daniel Chavez; great-grand-kids, Destiny and Elena Perea. Poncho was a loving and caring man who was loved by all and had special names for everyone. Poncho liked to play Bingo, dog races and loved to fish and camp with family. The Chavez family would like to thank Interim Health Care and Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their care of our grandfather the last years of his life. Rosary Recitation, 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by memorial Mass, 3 p.m. Thursday, both at Romero Chapel.

Chavez, Glenn P.
Glenn P. Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 1, 2017 - Glenn P. Chavez, affectionately known as "General," 67, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 26, 2017. Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, Nick and Rosemary Chavez; brother, Gary and Bobby Chavez; in-laws, Raymond and Lupe Lucero; nephew, Taustin Chavez; and sister and brother-in-law, Joe and Liz Colistro. Glenn is survived by his spouse of 22 years, Marie E. Chavez; siblings, Nick (Teresa) Chavez, Dianne Herrera, Chuck (Gerda) Chavez and Bill (Mimi) Chavez; sister-in-law, JoAnne Chavez; godson, Vincent Herrera; special niece, Tanja Barela; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Glenn was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He was very courageous, earning 16 medals from his time serving in the Vietnam War. Glenn enjoyed crosswords, fishing, sports, and was an avid Rockies and Broncos fan. He was a "Genius." He loved his family and enjoyed family gatherings. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Viewing prior to service. Funeral service, 3 p.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Military honors.

Chavez, Henrietta M.
Henrietta M. Chavez - Denver Post - January 31, 2007 - Henrietta M. Chavez, born January 24, 1921 Trinidad, CO; Died: January 26, 2007. Preceded in death by her husbands Balvino S. Martinez and George M. Chavez and daughter Lenore A. Eldenburg. Survived by her son: Balvino S. Martinez Chaves, 5 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren. Viewing 10-11; Rosary and Mass 11 AM Friday Feb. 2nd St. Cajetan Catholic Church. Private Burial Ft. Logan. In lieu of flowers memorials to Alzheimer Association Colorado Chapter.

Chavez, Henry Sr.
Henry Chavez Sr. - Chronicle News - February 5, 2015 - Henry Joseph Chavez Sr., 70, passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Parkview Medical Center after a short illness. He was born in San Juan Plaza on November 29, 1944 to Rose (Casillas) and Marcial Chavez. Henry attended area schools graduating from Hoehne High School in 1964. On November 27, 1965 he was united in marriage to Gloria Cordova at Holy Trinity Church in Trinidad, Colorado. He was a coal miner, having worked at area mines including the Allen and New Elk Mine until his retirement. He was a member of UMWA, Local 9856. He loved the outdoors and liked to hunt, fish, gardening, and caring for his yard. He enjoyed music and watching all sports including all Colorado teams, especially the Denver Broncos. He was an avid WWE Wrestling fan. Henry always had a smile and great sense of humor. The greatest loves of his life for his family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Preceding him and death are parents, Rose and Marcial Chavez, mother and father in law, Susie and Manuel Cordova, brother Norman Chavez, sister Lena (Jim) Duran, sister-in-law Rose Chavez, brothers-in-law, Nick to four-year, Art Montoya, and John Lopez. Survivors are wife Gloria of the home address, children Henry (Joyce) Chavez Jr., Trinidad, Colorado, Clint (Kim) Chavez, Trinidad, Jenna Chavez (Jeff Pitus), Colorado Springs, Colorado, grandchildren, Crystal (Ernie) Villa, Audrey (Marcus) Martinez, Xavier Chavez, Mark (Mel) Claflin, Briana Claflin (Shawn Lopez), Kaylee Chavez, great-grandchildren, Alayna, Diego, Melissa, Aliallyanna, Alexis, Amy, and Audrey, brothers and sisters-in-law, Virginia Lopez, Oney Chavez, Ben (Margaret) Chavez, Lilly Tafoya, Sadie Montoya, Josephine (Joe) Gutierrez, Rose Marie Chavez, Maxine (Bob) Mosher, Tom (Margaret) Cordova, Lucille (Leo) Trujillo, Barbara (Jerry) Grosso, numerous nieces, nephews including special niece and nephew Brenda and Pat Powell, and many friends including special friend Mark Lopatofsky. Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Rosary will be recited Sunday, February 8, 2015, at 10: a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Kyle Mullen, Eddie Shannon, Dan Renner, Joe Saiz, Salvi Velarde, Pete Martinez, Everly Silva, and his many UMWA brothers. Active pallbearers are Ernie Villa, Marcus Martinez, Xavier Chavez, Mark Claflin, Shawn Lopez, and Mark Lopatofsky. The family may be contacted at the home address. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Chavez, Herman
Herman Chavez – Walsenburg World – November 14, 1901 – Herman Chavez, sentenced last January 28 from Las Animas County for assault to kill, died in the state penitentiary. His was the only death in October in the institution, which at the end of the month had 546 inmates.

Chavez, Isebel
Isebel “Rosie” Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 2015 - Isebel “Rosie” Chavez, 66, can now rest in peace while she awaits the resurrection. Born to Benny and Lucy Algien on March 5, 1949, to Aug. 7, 2015. Survived by her children, Deanna (Jeffrey) Cramer, Kevin Chavez; grandchildren, Mykayla and Justin Chavez, Logan Cramer; and many siblings. She will be greatly missed. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, Sacred Heart Cathedral, 414 W. 11th St., Pueblo, CO 81003. A reception will follow.

Chavez, Jimmy
Jimmy Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2016 - Jimmy Chavez, 69, went to be with the Lord on April 23, 2016. Memorial service to be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel.

Chavez, Joe Floyd
Joe Floyd Chavez - Chronicle News - May 2, 2007 - Joe Floyd Chavez, age 81, of Weston, passed away on April 27, 2007 at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg, Colorado. He was born on September 23, 1925 to Annie and Joe Chavez. Floyd attended grade school in the Primero District and attended high school at the old Primero High School. He enlisted in the United States Navy on January 27, 1944 during World War II. He proudly served aboard the Destroyer Escort in the South Pacific and escorted troops during the invasions of the islands of Leyte, Iwo Jima, Saipan, Okinawa and Japan. He was honorably discharged in February, 1946. In 1947, Floyd was united in marriage to Mary Apodaca, the daughter of Paul and Estefanita Apodaca. Floyd attended TSJC and completed 792 hours of Institutional on Farm Training. He then moved to Pueblo where he was employed at the Pueblo Ordinance Depot for two years, and then was employed at CF&I. After returning to Vigil, he worked for Utah Construction at the Allen Mine. He was also employed by John Mecom and then became self employed as a rancher and also in the construction business. Floyd loved the outdoors and liked to hunt and fish. He served as a school board member for Vigil #3 School District in 1952 and then for Primero R-2 District after the reorganization in 1958. He also served as Treasurer for Primero R-2 School Board for 20 yeas. In total, he served 28 years as a Primero School Board member. Preceding him in death are son Glen Floyd Chavez, parents, Joe and Annie Chavez, brother John Chavez and sisters Eleanor Chavez and Estella Morris. Survivors are wife Mary E. Chavez, daughter Pat L. Montoya and husband Marino R. Montoya of Weston, grandsons Marco C. Montoya, Dominic P. Montoya of Greeley, brothers Charlie (Catherine) Chavez, Stonewall, Felix Chavez, Weston, Bill R. (Rosann) Chavez, Cokedale, Gene (Elaine) Chavez, Aguilar, sisters Maxine (Archie) Scott, Co. Springs, Rosella (Andy) Martinez, Vigil, Geraldine (Al) Santistevan, Vigil, Daisy (Gilbert) Acevedo, Denver, sisters-in-law, Ersilia Apodaca, Trinidad, Margaret Apodaca, Segundo, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be Thursday, from 3:00PM-8:00PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Friday, May 4, 2007 at 10:00AM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. with Fr. Richard Becker as celebrant. Interment will follow at the Vigil Cemetery, with graveside services conducted by the US Naval Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers are Oney Chavez, Henry Chavez, Rick Chavez, Donald Chavez, Jack Chavez, Robert Apodaca, Marco Montoya, Dominic Montoya, David Hurtado, Dan Guadagnoli, Nathan Renner and John Romero. Active pallbearers are Vernon Chavez, Ryan Chavez, Carl Chavez, Randy Chavez, Trenton Scott, and Wayne Martinez. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at the San Isidro Church Hall. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Chavez, Joe L.
Joe L. Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 2017 - Joe L. Chavez, 88, a life time Puebloan, passed away Aug. 28, 2017. He was born Nov. 25, 1928, to Daniel Chavez and Ramona (Ayala) Jaquez, who preceded him in death; along with his wife, Isabel Roque Chavez; a daughter, Patricia Ortiz; and brother, Daniel Chavez. Joe retired from the Pueblo Army Depot with 38 years of service. He was a Denver Broncos fan and loved watching John Wayne Western movies. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family. Joe leaves to cherish his memory, daughters, Karen Chavez and Bertha (Steve) Luna; sons, Steve Chavez and Frank Chavez; brother, Frank (Linda) Jaquez; sister, Virginia (Anthony) Regalado; sister-in-law, Stella Chavez; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grand-children; several in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Saturday Sept. 2, 2017, Christ the King, Father John Ozella as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Chavez, José A.
José A. Chavez – Walsenburg World – June 30, 1910 – Died near Walsenburg, Colorado, on Wednesday, June 22, 1910, José A. Chavez, age 1 year, 5 months and 14 days.

Chavez, Joseph E. Jr.
Joseph E. Chavez Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 2015 - Joseph E. Chavez Jr., 54, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 16, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary E. Chavez; father, Elias J. Chavez; and brother-in-law, Jim Matamoros. Joseph is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Trudy Chavez; siblings, Rosemary (Larry) Saiz, Esther (Mike) Cook, Anna (Henry) Roman, Tony Chavez and Steve (Lupe) Chavez; father-in-law, Tom Kautz Sr.; mother-in-law, Julie Firestone; sister-in-law, Donna M. (Albe Oestreich) Torgerson; brother-in-law, Thomas L. Kautz Jr.; goddaughter, Vanessa Roman; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, great-nieces, great-nephews, extended family and friends. Rosary recitation, 6 p.m. Monday. Celebration of Life, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both held at Romero Chapel. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Chavez, Joseph L.
Joseph L. Chavez - Chronicle News - January 30, 2007 - Joseph L. Chavez, age 51, passed away unexpectedly on January 25, 2007. He was born in Trinidad, Colorado on February 7,1955 to Mary E. (Santistevan) and Jose E. Chavez. Joseph attended area school graduating from Trinidad High School in 1973. He then attended TSJC for 2 years. He was employed as a coal miner for several years, Joseph was currently employed by the City of Trinidad, Street and Bridge Department. He will be best remembered for the love of his family and many friends. Preceding him in death are grandparents, Adolfo and Clorinda Chavez and Porfirio and Susie T. Santistevan. Survivors are daughter Secily (Dominic) Tosta, grandchildren, Nicholas, Dylan and Giada, parents Nora and Lee Chavez, loving companion of 23 years Stella and her son Filbert Martinez, sisters and brothers Janet Gutierrez, Trinidad, Eva (Gary) Bowman, Trinidad, Anthony Chavez Co. Springs, Bemadette Chavez, Pueblo, Nora (Rafael) Perez, Trinidad, nieces and, nephews, Pristine, Victor, Steven, Raymond, Timothy, Cheryl, Pete, Jackie, Amanda, Stephanie, Jessica, Andrea, LeAnn, Bryan, eleven great-nieces, and nephews, many special friends including Chris Yates, Janet McKeown and families, aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00PM-6:00PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at 7:OOPM at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 10:00AM at Holy Trinity Church. Entombment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are: Max Chavez Jr., Leo Aragon, Leonard Larsen, Tony Armijo, Dave Lovato, Joe Ortiz and Gilbert Bowman. Active pallbearers are Fred Sanchez, Maverick Stanton, Gary Bowman, Pete Bowman, Dave Armijo and Ray Lopez. Immediately following both the Rosary and funeral, friends are invited to gather with the family at the El Rancho. Family may be contacted at the home address 1109 E. 9th. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Chavez, Juan
Juan Chavez – Walsenburg World – September 11, 1902 – Died on Sunday, September 7, Juan Chavez of Cucharas, age 85 years. The body was buried in the Cucharas Cemetery Monday.

Chavez, Juan
Juan Chavez – Walsenburg World – August 18, 1903 – The Poison Route – Juan Chavez, who has been held in the county jail at Trinidad for the past month to answer to the charge of having murdered Adelade Valdez, became his own executioner Saturday and took a dose of arsenic. He was discovered when still alive and a physician summoned, but died before the doctor reached him. Chavez murdered the Valdez woman by cutting her throat from ear to ear. He was being held on the testimony of another Mexican. This was his second attempt to kill himself. Walsenburg World – December 4, 1903 – Turned Loose – Marcelino Ortiz has been occupying a cell in the Las Animas County jail for the past six months. The readers of the World will remember that last June a Mexican woman was found in an adobe house in Trinidad with her throat cut from ear to ear. Juan Chavez accused Ortiz of the murder and told how he saw him do it. Indeed so vivid was his description that both men were arrested on suspicion and Chavez committed suicide by hanging himself in his cell with his suspenders. Nothing more could be learned against Ortiz and he was therefore given his liberty by the District Court now in session.

Chavez, Lee Charles
Lee Charles Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 2, 2014 - Lee Charles Chavez, 96, of San Gabriel, Calif., entered into eternal rest on Oct. 26, 2014. Lee was born on July 24, 1918, to Agapita Coca and Candelario Chavez in Pueblo, Colo. Lee served in the Marine Corps from 1942-1945. Lee was predeceased by parents, Agapita and Candelario Chavez; his wife, Lupe; brothers, Joe, Felix, Bennie, John; sisters, Victoria Martin, Caroline Chavez, Rose Valdez and Margaret Flores. He is survived by several nieces and nephews; as well as many other family members and friends who loved and will miss him dearly. Lee was laid to rest on Oct. 29, 2014, in Los Angeles, Calif. May Lee Charles Chavez rest in peace.

Chavez, Leo
Leo Chavez - Denver Post - June 11, 2009 - Leo Chavez, 88, died June 4, 2009 in Denver. He was born February 12, 1921, in Trinidad, Colo., and married Alice Santistevan on October 20, 1946, in Trinidad. He joined the Civilian Conservation Corps when he was 16 and then enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served in Europe and Chile during WWII. He was discharged when the war ended, but soon re-enlisted and eventually went to Officer Training School. He retired in 1962 as a captain after tours of duty in W. Germany, Venezuela, S. Korea, Fort Sill, Okla., and Monterey, Calif. He held a black belt in karate and was also a boxer. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Arlene McCaslin; sons Leo and Jack; 6 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Mass will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 2190 S. Sheridan Blvd., followed by interment at Fort Logan National Cemetery. He was a member of the Holy Name Society, VFW and Knights of Columbus.

Chavez, Lillian Gonzales
Lillian Gonzales Chavez - The Daily Sentinel - September 12, 2010 - Lillian Gonzales Chavez July 8, 1914 – September 8, 2010 Lillian Gonzales Chavez of Fruita, CO died Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Family Health West at the age of 96 years. Lillian was born July 8, 1914 at Jensen, CO to Domecindo and Nellie Gomez Gonzales. She spent her childhood in Trinidad, CO and attended high school there. Her parents died when she was very young and she was raised by her grandmother. Lillian began taking in ironing at the age of 13. She worked in housekeeping at St. Mary's Hospital and retired at the age of 65. Lillian was married to Hilario DeBaca Chavez in 1931 at Trinidad, CO. He died in 1962 at Fruita, CO. Lillian lived in Jensen, Trinidad, Palisade, CO, Roy, UT and Fruita, CO. She lived in Mesa County for 79 years of her life. Lillian was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fruita. She worked hard raising her family, working and volunteering as a Mesa County Foster Grandparent. She enjoyed reading, dancing, embroidery, crocheting and cooking. She especially enjoyed trying new recipes for every pot luck dinner she attended. Lillian helped raise three of her grandchildren. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Charlie and Wanda Chavez; Richard and Leona Chavez and Eddie Chavez all of Denver, CO and Joe Chavez of Fruita, CO; daughters and sons-in-law, Stella and Jim Ransier of Fruita, CO; Isabell Frodsham of Walla Walla, WA; Shirley Curry of E-town, KY and Beatrice and Chuck Rodarte of Layton, UT; one sister, Della of Los Angeles, CA; 17 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren and 14 great -great grandchildren. Her husband, Hilario; brother, Arthur Gonzales; two granddaughters; one grandson and one great granddaughter preceded her in death. A visitation will be held on Monday, September 13, from 6 -7:00 p.m. at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. The rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated by Rev. Mike Smith, SJ on Tuesday, September 14 at 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fruita with burial to follow at New Elmwood Cemetery.

Chavez, Lorenzo Leandro
Lorenzo Leandro Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 1, 2015 - Lorenzo Leandro Chavez, 72, affectionately known as “Lawrence,” died June 21, 2015, in Denver. At his request, cremation. No service. Preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Amelia Chavez; sisters, Rosemarie Tyler, Domitilia “Tillie” Brewer; two brothers, Juan Lee Chavez and Larry Chavez; other relatives and friends. Survived by siblings, Cecelio Chavez, David Ray Chavez, Kathy Escarcida, Mary Chavez and Rosalee “Rose” Lowe.

Chavez, Lorraine
Lorraine Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 4, 2017 - Lorraine Chavez, 86. Lorraine Chavez died at home, surrounded by her family on Dec. 1, 2017. Lorraine was born in Rocky Ford, on Sept. 6, 1931, the daughter of Serapio Pina and Benita Marin. She was raised in Avondale, and married Lloyd Chavez on July 21, 1949. She is survived by her husband Lloyd Chavez; eight children, 25 grandchildren, 43 great-grand-children and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Rosary, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, Advantage Aurora Chase Chapel, 1095 Havana St., Aurora, CO 80010, (303) 366-3551. Mass of Christian Burial, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, Saint Therese Catholic Church, 1243 Kingston St., Aurora, CO 80010, (303) 344-0132. Interment, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area "A," 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver, CO 80236.

Chavez, Louis
Louis Chavez – Walsenburg World – January 2, 1908 – Louis Chavez, a one-year-old boy, died at midway on Monday, December 30, 1907.

Chavez, Lupe
Lupe (Lupita) Chavez - Chronicle News - May 30, 2013 - Lupe (Lupita) Chavez passed away on May 24, 2013 at Mt. San Rafael Hospital. She was born on July 13, 1929 in Tercio, Colo. to Andres and Rachel Gerardo. She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Emilio Gerardo, Gilbert Gerardo, and Andy Gerardo, and sister Teresa Bowman. She is survived by her daughter Betty Jene Martin, and grandson Guy Colangelo. Brothers, Elmer Gerardo, Louie (Annie) Gerardo, and Roger Gerardo all from Colorado Springs, Colo. Sister Sally Melvin from Florida. As well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Private inurnment will be held at her request.

Chavez, Manuel
Manuel Chavez – Walsenburg World – March 15, 1907 – The trial of Stratton Turner who it is charged, murder of Manuel Chavez at Starkville three weeks ago is to follow the Tafoya case. Turner will be represented by a Negro attorney, from Denver, who will act as associate counsel with Theodore Smith of Trinidad.

Chavez, Margaret A.
Margaret A. Chavez - Chronicle News - April 18, 2006 - Margaret A. Chavez, age 53, passed away in Pueblo, Colo. on April 13, 2006. She was born in Vigil, Colo. on October 31, 1952 to Eralia and Telesforo Chavez. She attended Mt. Carmel Grade School and was a 1970 graduate of Trinidad High School. Margaret liked to cook, crochet, and loved caring for animals. Preceding her in death is father Telesforo Chavez. Survivors are daughters, Jessica (Michael) Gregg, Colorado Springs, Audrey Chavez, Wisconsin; son Brandon Lee Gordon, Colo. Springs; mother Eralia Chavez, Trinidad; brother Manuel Chavez, Trinidad; sisters, Connie Chavez, Taos, NM, Marie Chris (Bert) Gutierrez, Denver, Mary (Vince) Gurule, Denver, Rose Lovato, Denver, Della Smith, Trinidad, Louise Chavez, Trinidad; grandchildren, Bethany, Hannah, Grace, Aesop; and numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 18, from 3:00PM-7:00PM at the Comi Funeral Chapel. Rosary will be recited Tuesday at 7:00PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral will be Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 10:00AM at Holy Trinity Church with Fr. Gene Renard as celebrant. Interment will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Manuel Chavez, Brandon Lee Gordon, Bert Gutierrez, Samuel Chavez, Larry Martinez and Mark Aikins. Arrangements made under direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Chavez, Maria Antonia
Maria Antonia Chavez – Walsenburg World – September 15, 1910 – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, Thursday, September 8, 1910, Maria Antonia Chavez, age 13 days.

Chavez, Maria D.
Maria D. Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 2014 - Maria D. Chavez, 84, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. She was preceded in death by devoted husband, Donald H. Chavez Sr. Always happiest when surrounded by family. Survived by children, Linda Chavez, Laura Chavez and Donald H. Chavez Jr. (Deena); granddaughter, Josie; missed by sisters, Juanita (Gus) and Dolores Vigil; brothers, Charles Padilla (Ruth), Donny Valdez (Gina); and several nieces and cousins. A viewing will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at Holy Family Catholic Parish, followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Chavez, Mary E.
Mary E. Chavez - Chronicle News - April 14, 2016 - Mary E. Chavez, former resident of Vigil, Colo., passed away in Greeley, Colo. on April 9, 2016 at the age of 94. She was born in Trinidad, Colo., on January 19, 1922, the daughter of Estafanita and Paul Apodaca. Mary was a 1941 graduate of Trinidad High School and attended Trinidad State Junior College and University of Colorado in Boulder Colo., receiving her degree in teaching. She began her teaching career in Torres, Colo., as the first teacher to open the newly built two room school. Mary and the family lived next to the school. When it closed, she moved to another two room school in Vigil. Later Mary taught in Weston Colo., until retiring after a 17 year teaching career. On August 23, 1947, Mary was united in marriage to Joe Floyd Chavez. Floyd built their house in Vigil where they lived for many years. Mary was a devoted Wife and loving Mother. She was able to teach and raise her family at the same time. She was gentle but strong and was able to see any situation from different points of view. Once her children were grown, Mary continued to stay active. She attended art classes and painted many pictures. Some of them were entered in the Las Animas County Fair, winning various awards and ribbons. She was very active in San Isidro Catholic Church where she organized and coordinated many fundraisers. Mary was a strong advocate for keeping the mission church open. She also was active in the choir for many years. She was a woman of strong faith and love for the Lord her entire life. Mary was also involved in the political arena for many years serving as an Election Judge. For eleven years, Mary lived in Greeley and then returned to Trinidad where she resided at the Corazon Square and then the Trinidad Inn Nursing Home. While a resident there, she represented the Trinidad Inn in Governor Ritter’s office. She served as the President of the Resident Council of the Trinidad Inn and in Greeley. Mary also was the 2008 Trinidad Inn’s Silver Queen Representative at the Colorado State Fair. In 2013, Mary returned to Greeley and resided at the Good Samaritan Society, Bonell Community until her passing. Preceding her in death are parents, husband Joe Floyd Chavez and son Glen Floyd Chavez. She is survived by daughter Pat L. (Marino) Montoya, grandchildren, Marco C. (Ashley) Montoya, Dominic P. (Jenna) Montoya, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Funeral Services will be Friday, April 15, 2016 with Rosary at 9 a.m. at Comi Chapel followed by the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Sebastiani Gym. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Vigil Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Robert Apodaca, Lee Apodaca, Calvin Chavez, Troy Chavez, Jack Chavez, and Brian Chavez. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Chavez, Nadine Annette
Nadine Annette Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2014 - Nadine Annette Chavez, 53. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at Romero Chapel, 110 Cleveland St., Pueblo. Reception to follow at Romero Courtesy Hall, Pueblo. Romero Funeral Home - December 17, 2014 - Nadine Annette Chavez, 53. Went home to be with the Lord on December 9, 2014. Preceded in death by father, Manuel Chavez and grandparents, Nora and Joe Maes. Survived by former spouse, Dennis Meehan; husband, Michael Mixon; children, Renee Chavez, Nacole (Omar Serrano Olea) Meehan and Rikki Meehan; mother, Marie Chavez; siblings, Ila, Becky, Eleanor and Vince; grandchildren, Olivia and Elias. Also survived by a host of friends and other relatives. Nadine was a great friend to the Denver Fire Department District 10. Memorial Service, 11 AM Saturday, 12/20/14 at Romero Funeral Chapel, 110 Cleveland St., Pueblo. Reception to follow at Romero Courtesy Hall, Pueblo.

Chavez, Naturidad
Naturidad Chavez – Walsenburg World – February 17, 1910 – Died at Pryor, Colorado, on Wednesday, February 9, 1910, Naturidad Chavez, age 28.

Chavez, Norman
Norman Chavez - Chronicle News - April 7, 2006 - Norman Chavez was born on July 2, 1937 in Vigil Plaza, Colorado, and passed from this life on March 30, 2006 after a lengthy illness at St. Francis Hospice in Colorado Springs. He started his career as a glazier, working for Harris’ Auto Wrecking in 1955. After working for several glass companies in Colorado Springs, Norman started his own glass company, Norm’s Glass in 1988 with his wife Rose. After retirement, Norm continued his life-long passion of doing custom work on antique cars with Rose. An avid hunter and fisherman, Norm lived life to its fullest. His lifelong hobby of working on antique cars was a source of pride to him and his family. When others had long retired, his hobby kept Norman and his family young at heart. Even this last year as his health deteriorated, Norm continued to have a zest for life, continuing his work on cars and being a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Norm is survived by his wife of 49 years, Rose; sons, Norman Arnold Chavez, Jerry (Rosabelle) Chavez; and daughters, Judy (Joey) Lara, Norma DeHerrera; six grandchildren, Lisa Chavez, Manuel Chavez, Anna Valdez, Salina Valdez, Michael Lara, and Jason DeHerrera; and two great-grandchildren, Diego Infante-Chavez and Cristobal Infante-Chavez, all of Colorado Springs. In addition, Norm is survived by three brothers, Oney (Rose) Chavez of Thornton, and Benny (Margaret) Chavez, and Henry (Gloria) Chavez of Trinidad, Colorado; and five sisters, Lena (Jimmy) Duran, Virginia Lopez, Sadie Montoya, Josephine (Joe) Gutierrez of Trinidad, Lillie (Nick) Tafoya of Indian Harbor, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were held Monday, April 3, 2006, at Swan-Law Cascade Chapel, 501 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs.

Chavez, Nue
Nue Chavez – Walsenburg World – August 31, 1906 – Died Wednesday, August 29, Nue Chavez, age 1 and six months, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eliez Chavez. Funeral from St. Mary’s church yesterday afternoon.

Chavez, Oscar Colt Lee
Oscar Colt Lee Chavez - Chronicle News - April 16, 2004 - Trinidad resident and former Alamosa resident Oscar Colt Lee Chavez, 17, died April 12, 2004 near Trinidad, CO. Oscar was born August 7, 1986 in Alamosa, CO to Dave and Gloria Martinez Chavez. His hobbies were cars and trucks, hunting and fishing, riding four-wheelers, and drawing. He also enjoyed dancing, weight lifting, jogging, and barbequing steaks. Oscar loved making people laugh, and had a great sense of humor. He is survived by his father Dave (Theresa) Chavez of Trinidad, Colorado; his brothers and sisters Steve (Mindy) Chavez, Isaac (Lea) Chavez, Ischmael Chavez, all of Alamosa, his half brothers and sisters Jabez Chavez, and Sarah Chavez of Trinidad; his step brother Charles (Leslie) Benskin of Alamosa, his step-sister Trish (Jason) Rogers of Alamosa; his nieces and nephews Josiah, Quiel, Ebony, Ivan, & Christian Chavez, and Antasia Rogers, all of Alamosa; his paternal grandfather David Chavez of Mora, NM; maternal grandparents Manuel and Rosa Martinez of Sweetwater, TX; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. His mother Gloria Chavez, his brother Ezequiel Chavez, and his grandmother Stephanie Chavez preceded him in death. A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Saturday, April 17, 2004 at the Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa. A Memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 19, 2004 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Trinidad, Colorado. Private burial will be held in the Alamosa Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to the Oscar Chavez Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home office at P.O. Box 1549, Alamosa, CO 81101. Services are in care of Rogers Family Mortuary of Alamosa.

Chavez, Percy
Percy Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 2017 - Percy Chavez, 91, passed away April 7, 2017, in Pueblo, Colo. A rosary will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. A memorial service celebrating his 91 years of life will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 17, at St. Leander Church in Pueblo. The Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team will honor him. Percy is survived by his wife, Bernice Chavez; daughter, Luanne Trujillo; grandchildren, Angela (Justin) Gernazio, Monica Rangel and Miles Chavez; great-grandchildren, Jayden Rangel, Jaxon and Jacoby Gernazio; brother, Joseph F. Chavez; and sister, Margarete Minjarez.

Chavez, Peter A.
Peter A. Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 2016 - Peter A. Chavez, 79, passed away Dec. 11, 2016, in Pueblo. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in the Davis Memorial Chapel.

Chavez, Ramon V.
Ramon V. "Chato/Epifano" Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 2016 - Ramon V. “Chato/Epifano” Chavez, 92, born Oct.5, 1923 to the union of Pedro and Antonia Chavez, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 18, 2016. Survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Esperanza; children, Peter, Ramon (Lupe), Maria, Henry and Jenny (Arnold) Gallegos; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grand-children. Viewing, 6 to 7 p.m., followed by rosary service 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, all held at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Chavez, Rita Concepion
Rita Concepion Aguero Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2017 - Rita Concepion Aguero Chavez, age 66, passed away on July 27, 2017, in Pueblo. Rita is survived by her sons, Andrew (April) Maez and Steve (Sheri) Maez, along with grandchildren, Donny, Alyssa, Kaylee, Ashlee, Dani and Drew; her sister, Martha Jaramillo, and brother, David Chavez; as well as many special nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her treasured friend, Diann Bandy. She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Ventura Chavez; brothers, Philip and Ralph Chavez; and sister, Judy Ramirez. Rita was born on March 3, 1951, in Pueblo. She loved spending time with her family, often cooking wonderful meals or taking them to lunch. Her greatest joy was found in spoiling her grandchildren. She will be missed by many. Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church.

Chavez, Rita M.
Rita M. Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 2015 - Rita M. Chavez, 66, passed away June 13, 2015. Preceded in death by mother, Lucy Ruiz; father, Nabor Martinez. Survived by children, Brenda Southerly (Kris Pina), Matt (Debbie) Dunich; grandchildren, Candice Salazar (Jeremy), Breandon Harvey, Caitlyn Harvey (James), Tyler, Halie, Gabriella, and Eva Dunich; siblings, Geraldine Valdez (Wayne), Ivan Johnson (Joann), Valentina Ellis, Yolanda Johnson, Gary Johnson (Julienne), Christina Espinoza (Rocky), Brenda Midro, Edward Sanchez, Charlene Arellano, Sharon Groen (Kenneth); great-grandchildren; and other relatives. Viewing, 10 a.m. followed by funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday, June 19, 2015, Imperial Chapel. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Chavez, Robert
Robert "Bob" Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2015 - Robert “Bob” Chavez, 57, passed away March 25, 2015. He was born Sept. 10, 1957, in Pueblo, Colo., to Nick and Rosemary Chavez. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gary; and nephew, Taustin. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, JoAnn Chavez; sons, Robert (Lindsey) Chavez and Joe (Lisa Obert) Chavez; grandchildren, Isabella, Kylie, Javen, Ashley, Adalyn and Audrey. He also is survived by extended family and friends including Chavez, Herrera, Urioste and Gonzales; and his furry companion, Toby. Per Bob’s request, cremation has taken place and no services will be held.

Chavez, Robert Sam
Robert "Sam" Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2015 - Robert “Sam” Chavez was born Jan. 30, 1935, in Avondale, Colo., and passed away peacefully on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, 2015, surrounded by his loving family in Albuquerque, N.M. Sam was a proud veteran and served in the United States Army. He continued to work government jobs throughout his life. He worked at the Air Force Academy, Pueblo Army Depot and retired from Litton Data Systems. He was a very successful businessman in the Pueblo, Colo., area. He owned and operated the Cosmopolitan Night Club, the Brown Derby Bar and Grill and La Queva Lounge. After his retirement, he operated many Allsups Convenience Stores in the Santa Fe and Espanola areas. His passions were politics, the Denver Broncos, UNM Lobos, his beloved pets, and especially gardening. Preceded in death by his mother, Anna Lucia Armenta Chavez; father, Sam Chavez; aunt, Sophia Armenta Chavez; and sister, Lillian Conchola. His survivors are Rose Barela Chavez; brothers, Antonio (Joyce) Chavez, Telesforo (Olivia) Chavez; sisters, Hazel (Gilbert) Martinez, Elsie (Allen) Uglow; sons, Robert Jr. (Aurora) Chavez, Aaron Chavez, Che (Sabra) Chavez; daughters, Laurie (Jeff) Valdez, Georgiana (Keeley) Chavez; grandchildren, Robert Chavez III, Jacob Chavez, Jessica Chavez, Melanie Valdez, Christina Valdez and Aviela Chavez. Sam also was survived by partner, Susan Clifford, and her daughters. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Monday Nov. 23, at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi St. Joseph’s Chapel. Interment to follow at 2:15 p.m. at the National Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Santa Fe. Rosary at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at Rivera Funeral Home, Santa Fe, N.M.

Chavez, Robert Wayne
Robert Wayne Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 2016 - Robert Wayne Chavez, 47, of Lakewood, Colo., passed over unexpectedly on July 24, 2016. Survived by his wife, Michelle Hart; son, Brandon; and daughter, Ava. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Conejos, Colo. Arrangements, Romero Funeral Home, Alamosa, Colo.

Chavez, Rose I.
Rose I. (Gonzales) Chavez - Chronicle News - December 16, 2011 - Rose I. (Gonzales) Chavez formerly of Valdez, Colorado passed away at the age of 76 at her home in Denver on Friday, December 9th following a brief illness. Rose is survived by mother, Mary N. Gonzales of Trinidad, as well as Oney Chavez, her husband of 57 years; her son Bob Chavez (Carolyn), daughter Renee (Rod) Candalaria, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren all of Denver. Rose is also survived by sisters Bonnie Shannon, Margaret (Robert) Apodaca, and brothers, Ernie (Patty) Gonzales, Alberto Gonzales, and Joe (Rose) Gonzales and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements are under the direction of Newcomer Funeral Home in Denver.

Chavez, Ruth
Ruth Chavez - Huerfano World - February 22, 2014 - Ruth Chavez of Trinidad, CO and former resident of Walsenburg, CO entered into rest in Trinidad, CO, February 20, 2014. She was born October 8, 1961, in Walsenburg, to Leroy and Fern Chavez. She was 52 years of age. She is survived by her fiancé, Al Pollard, Jr.; father, Leroy Chavez; daughters, Steph Duran, Jazmon Pollard, and Becca Garrett; sons, Frank Duran, Desi Duran, Tim Garrett, Scott Garrett and Jason Garrett; sisters, Chuky Sandoval, Kathy Valdez, and Cindy Vigil; and brothers, Jim Chavez and Adrian Chavez. Ruth enjoyed cooking and spending time with family and friends, babies laughing, collecting pandas, and the Ellen Degeneris show. She touched many lives and will be missed. A well-attended visitation was held; no additional services will be held. Arrangements have been entrusted to Johnson-Romero Family Funeral Home.

Chavez, Sheri Lynn
Sheri Lynn Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 9, 2014 - Sheri Lynn Chavez went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 6, 2014. She was born to the union of Daniel and Stella Chavez on June 24, 1968. Preceded in death by her daddy, Daniel Chavez; grandparents; aunts and uncles. Lovingly survived by her best friend and mom, Stella Chavez; sister, Julie (Bill) Thomas; nieces, Audrey Thomas and Meagan (Ryan) Barash; nephew, Dillon Thomas; and grandnephew Landon Barash. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and her loving pets. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014, St. Pius X Church, 3130 Morris Ave. Burial at Imperial Gardens.

Chavez, Stephanie
Stephanie Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 1994 - Stephanie Chavez was a week shy of her 16th birthday when she was shot in the head by a passing car at 12:45 a.m. near West 18th Street and Graham Avenue. Chavez was in a car full of people when shots were fired from a passing car. Although she wasn't a gang member, investigators believe the shooting was gang-related. Pueblo Chieftain - May 5, 2015 - Unsolved Crime - Girl’s shooting still a mystery - Happened just over 20 years ago - Stephanie Chavez never got to get her driver’s license, graduate from high school, grow up to start a family or possibly become a police officer to help prevent the same kind of violence that ended up taking her life. Stephanie, who was 15 years old, was shot in the head while riding in a car between Graham and Adee avenues on West 18th Street in the early morning hours of April 24, 1994, according to a police report filed at the time. Shots were fired from another vehicle passing by. The car Stephanie was in was full of people but no one else reported being injured by the gunfire. When her companions realized Stephanie had been shot, an unknown driver sped to Parkview Medical Center to seek help. Stephanie suffered a gunshot wound to the upper right side of her head, Brian Moon, an officer with the Pueblo Police Department told The Pueblo Chieftain in 1994. X-rays revealed that the bullet had traveled through her brain and lodged inside her skull just above her left ear. On April 25 around 1:20 p.m., detectives were told Stephanie died and the probe into her shooting was upgraded to a high-priority homicide investigation. Although Stephanie wasn’t a gang member and had no gang ties, investigators believed the shooting was gang-related. Ron Gravatt, then-police spokesman and deputy chief, told The Chieftain an altercation between two groups of youths that occurred Downtown on the evening of April 23 may have led to the shooting. Police at the time looked into a reported East Side vs. West Side rivalry as a possible motive for the shooting as well. Stephanie, an East High School sophomore, was traveling with at least two carloads of East Side youths when the shooting occurred. The car in which Stephanie was riding in was traveling east on West 18th when it passed several cars traveling in the opposite direction. The lack of evidence or clues hurt the case but the reluctance of the people Stephanie was riding with to cooperate with police was detrimental in trying to figure out who committed the crime. When the car carrying Stephanie arrived at Parkview most of the occupants ran away, according to a Chieftain article published the day after the shooting took place. “We’ve had a hard time tracking them down,” Gravatt said at the time. Police also had a couple of other leads related to gang activity at the time that never panned out. Andy McLachlan, a deputy chief with the PPD who was working the streets in 1994, said any crime that involves the gang or drug culture can be difficult to get to the bottom of. “It’s difficult to get people to talk to you and then if they do talk to you, you have difficulty with them as witnesses in front of a jury because of credibility,” he said. “Those cases are difficult to find your suspect or your killer if you have a lack of cooperation within the culture you’re trying to deal with. We still run into that sort of thing in cases today.” Stephanie’s family said she was an unlikely victim. Stephanie had no criminal history and had no gang ties, according to police. Stephanie often talked to her family about wanting to become a police officer to stop the kind of youth violence that ended her life. In a story in The Chieftain published on April 27, Stephanie’s family described her as a quiet, happy and neat teenager. “Stephanie was one of the last persons we thought would have something like this happen to her,” her aunt, Eleanor Carrera, was quoted as saying. “She didn’t deserve it.” The tragedy was unlikely also because Stephanie seldom went out, family said. “She was a homebody; she didn’t like to go out,” her mother, Corrine Mojica, was quoted as saying. “Why her? She never goes anywhere and then this has to happen.” While the PPD is re-looking at the case, the last tip it has received came in 2004, according to McLachlan. “Someone called in on something related to the case in 2004 and we followed up on it,” he said. “Basically, we heard someone may know something about it and we interviewed them and it turned out they didn’t know. It was just some street talk that this certain guy may know something but he didn’t. It’s been 10 years since we’ve gotten a tip.”

Chavez, Steve
Steve A. Chavez Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2016 - Steve A. Chavez Sr., 78, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 18, 2016. He was preceded in death by parents, Alfredo and Josephine; granddaughter, Amanda Gonzales. Steve is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Ramona Chavez; children, Tammy (Bill) Ruede, Pastor Steve (Bonnie) Chavez, Debbie (Mark) Gonzales and Michelle (Jayme) Montera; grandchildren, Steven, Jenni, Krissi, Jordan, Abbey, Jayden, Terren, Kamryn and Dathan; five siblings and numerous extended family and friends. Early in life, Steve served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves for eight years, and he retired from the CF&I after 28 years. He enjoyed sports and spending time with his family, but most importantly, he loved serving the Lord. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Praise Assembly of God. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and Marine Corps League. Relatives and friends will be received at the church hall following services.

Chavez, Thomas
Thomas Andrew Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2017 - Thomas Andrew Chavez. Sunrise, Jan 17, 1960, Pueblo Colo. Sunset, March 11, 2017, Las Vegas, Nev. Tom was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers. He is survived by his children, grandchildren, ex-wife, wife, siblings, and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. "LIVE HARD, DIE FREE." Service date and time to be announced.

Chavis, Jimmy Sr.
Jimmy Chavis Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 2, 2017 - Jimmy Chavis Sr., 67. Died in Pueblo, March 16. Cremation.

Chea, Leo
Leo Chea - Chronicle News - February 17, 2009 - Leo Chea, 68, of Arvada, died Feb. 11, 2009. Loving husband of Lynda. Beloved father or Leah. Grandfather of Brian Cirbo, Jr., Leo Paul Chea, and Lyndsey Chea. Brother of Max (Barbara), Raymond (Shirley) and Sally Salazar. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Father figure to nephews David and Heish Greenberg, as well as many best friends. Preceded in death by sons, Matthew and Leon, and sisters, Alice, Virginia, and Cordelia. Visitation, Tuesday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. with Rosary, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, Wednesday, 11:30 a.m., all at the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary. Interment, Mount Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Heart Center of the Rockies in Loveland.

Cheatum, Richard
Richard Cheatum - Pueblo Chieftain - December 7, 2017 - Richard Cheatum, formerly of Pueblo, born to Helen and Thomas Cheatum on Aug. 12, 1941, and step-son to Ellen Loretta Maher Cheatum, passed into glory on Dec. 1, 2017, in Redding, Calif. He grew up in Pueblo and served in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Spokane, Wash., where he met and married his wife of 54 years, Linda Davies. Richard is survived by Linda; and their sons, Brian and Neil; one grandchild; siblings, Pat Keen (Charlie), Debi Jones (Jeff), Carol Bullock, Mike Cheatum; and several nieces and nephews. Richard was pre-deceased by his parents; and his brother, Tom Cheatum. Internment to be at Northern California Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Good News Rescue Mission, P. O. Box 991626, Redding, CA 96099-9950.

Cheatum, Thomas
Thomas Lee Cheatum - Pueblo Chieftain - June 2, 2015 - Thomas Lee Cheatum, 61, passed away peacefully May 29, 2015. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 4, 2015.

Chelon, Elizabeth Jane
Elizabeth Jane Chelon – Chronicle News – July 1, 2015 – Elizabeth Jane Chelon, age 90, passed away June 25, 2015 in Longmont, Colorado. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Scriptural services will be held Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home. Comi Funeral Home - July 2, 2015 - Elizabeth Jane Chelon, affectionately known as Betty Jane, passed away June 25, 2015 in Longmont, CO at the age of 90. She was born in Bon Carbo, Colorado on December 24, 1924 to Hazel (VannMatre) and Steve Grosso. On August 8, 1947, Betty Jane was united in marriage to George Arthur Chelon. During a portion of WWII, she was a secretary at the POW Camp in Trinidad. She was employed as a telephone operator for Mt. Bell for many years, a job she loved doing. Betty is preceded in death by her parents Hazel and Steve Grosso, beloved husband George Chelon, infant daughter, sons-in-law, Frank Perko and , Mark DuRan, five siblings, Marguerite Curro, George Grosso, Frank Grosso, Lily Mae Guara & Steven Grosso. Betty is survived by her daughters, Marlene Perko , and Mardell Chelon, brother, Jerry (Barbara) Grosso, sisters- and brothers in-law, Evelyn (Louis) Vezzani, Murielene Grosso, Dolores Grosso, Arthur Guara, four grandchildren, George Perko, Marcus DuRan, Ariana DuRan and Wyatt DuRan. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3PM-7PM at the Comi Chapel. Scriptural Services will be held Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 1PM at the Comi Chapel. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Chelon, Robert F.
Robert F. Chelon - Chronicle News - July 27, 2007 - Robert F. Chelon, age 78, of Walsenburg, died Tuesday, July 24, 2007. Survived by two children, Brian Chelon, Thornton, Jennifer (David) Gilletti, grandchildren. Heather (Chad) Frost, Holly Gilletti, great-grandsons, Luke and Boden Frost, all of Ledyard, Connecticut, a sister, Evelyn (Louie) Vezzani, Walsenburg, numerous nieces and a nephew. Preceded in death by his wife, Barbara and two brothers, George and Fred Chelon. Rosary, 6:00 PM, Friday, July 27, Funeral Mass, 10:00 AM, Saturday, July 28 both at St. Mary Church. Interment, North St, Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg. In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to St. Mary Church or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Chenoweth, Albert
Albert Chenoweth - Reporter Herald - April 10, 2013 - Albert B. Chenoweth, age 90, May 21, 1922 - April 9, 2013 Albert B. Chenoweth (Al) was born in 1922 in Trinidad, Colorado. He was the youngest child of Jacob W. and Minnie Chenoweth and nephew of J. Edgar Chenoweth, former Colorado U.S. Congressman. After graduating from Trinidad High School in 1940, Al enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he fought in World War II in the pacific theatre. When the war ended, he returned to Trinidad where he married Margaret Wakefield in 1947. After 62 years of marriage, Margaret pre-deceased him in August 2009. Al began a long career at Colorado Interstate Gas Company (CIG) in the late 1940's, moving to Pueblo in 1954. Al started as a machinist and was eventually promoted to Shop Superintendent. He retired from CIG July 1, 1985 after working 38 years with the company. He and Margaret then enjoyed many years of retirement including a cabin in Cuchara, Colorado and numerous trips with family and friends. Al was a beloved father and "Papa" to his grandchildren. He and Margaret had three children: Dan (Georgia) of Loveland, David (Janice) of Pueblo, and John of Durango. In addition, Al leaves a legacy of five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A celebration of Al's life will be held at Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home in Pueblo, services pending.

Chenoweth, Eva Loraine
Eva Loraine Chenoweth - Kansas City Star - March 23, 2014 - Eva Loraine Chenoweth, 91, Louisburg, KS, died March 19, 2014 at Louisburg Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 31, 2014, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Louisburg. Visitation will be from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Monday, prior to Mass at the church. A private inurnment will be at a later date in Trinidad, CO. Loraine was born on Nov. 23, 1922 in Trinidad, CO to Charles A. and Martha M. Bogner Simpson. She graduated from Trinidad High School and then attended Business School. On November 6, 1942, she was united in marriage to Thomas O. Chenoweth in Midland, TX where he was stationed. After the war, they settled in Chicago, where she was employed at Continental Can Co. They lived in several locations including K.C., MO and Wichita, KS due to her husband's work. After enjoying retirement in Tucson for 19 years, they returned to this area and lived with their daughter, Rebecca Golba, and her husband, Chuck, in Louisburg. Loraine was an avid volunteer who was involved with promoting literacy which included establishing a library in her children's school, and working with the Reading Is Fundamental Program. She enjoyed hiking, swimming, reading and fixing fabulous dinners at get-togethers with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Chenoweth, and her brother, Allen Simpson. Survivors include her children: Charles T. Chenoweth of Overland Park; Rebecca A. Golba (Charles) of Louisburg; Thomas O. Chenoweth, Jr. (Kelly) of Maricopa, AZ; Mary Sue Atchison (Willie) of Osage City, KS. She leaves eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Loraine will be missed by her family and friends who were blessed to have had her in their lives. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Hospice of Kansas City, MO, sent in care of Penwell- Gabel Funeral Home. Arrangements by Penwell-Gabel Louisburg Chapel, 120 S. Broadway, Louisburg, KS 66053.

Chenoweth, James R.
James R. Chenoweth - Chronicle News - May 5, 2006 - James R. Chenoweth silently said his final goodbye to this world at age 73 in Trinidad, Colorado, on May 2, 2006, following post-surgical complications. Born in Trinidad on July 16, 1933, Jim had been a resident of the Trinidad State Nursing Home for the last seven years. The beloved son of Mr. & Mrs. J. Edgar Chenoweth, and much loved brother of William B. Chenoweth of Denver, CO, Wanda E. Mattern Carnes (who preceded Jim in death), John E. Chenoweth (who also preceded Jim in death), and Ruth Anne Vigil of Mission Viejo, CA. Uncle Jimmy will be lovingly remembered by his ten nieces and nephews. The gentle soul familiarly known as “Jim” lived the majority of his life in Colorado, though he did spend a considerable time in Washington, DC. During his younger years, Jim lived in Estes Park where he worked on a local ranch, then in Colorado Springs employed by the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo; however, he lived the greater part of his life in Trinidad, where he became well known on his job at the Bus Depot on Pine Street, followed by employment with the Rehabilitation Center until retirement. Jim had many limitations throughout his life yet they did not prevent him from loving life and enjoying people, traveling to favorite sites in America, appreciating good food, and having a good laugh. Jim was especially fond of talking with friends on the telephone, sharing with them the details of his daily routine. Celebration services will be held Monday, May 8, 2006 at 11:00 AM, at the United Presbyterian Church on San Pedro in Trinidad; pallbearers will be John Chenoweth, Chuck Latuda, Dave Mattern, Floyd Vigil, Mark Vigil, and Scott Vigil. Honorary pallbearers are: Bill Chenoweth and Albert Chenoweth. Interment in the Masonic Cemetery will follow the service. Donations in Jim’s name may be made to the Trinidad State Nursing Home or to the Trinidad Rehabilitation Center. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Chenoweth, John E. Jr.
John E. “Jack” Chenoweth, Jr. - Chronicle News - June 30, 2003 - John E. “Jack” Chenoweth, Jr., 77, passed away suddenly, June 24, 2003, the result of a one car accident on LaVeta Pass in Colorado. Survived by his daughter, Beatrix C. (Larry) Peck of LosBanos, California; son, John K. (Janice) Chenoweth of Fredonia, Kansas; grandchildren, David and Thomas Peck, and Carey and Robert Chenoweth; brothers, William B. Chenoweth of Denver and James R. Chenoweth of Trinidad, Colorado; sister, Ruth Ann Vigil of Mission Viejo, California; and many cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Chenoweth, on February 7, 2001. Jack was born in Pueblo, Colorado to John Edgar Chenoweth, Sr. and Ruth Crewes Chenoweth on September 2, 1925. He graduated from Trinidad High School in 1943. Upon graduation he joined the Navy and served in the South Pacific including Iwo Jima and Okinawa until the end of WWII. He graduated from the University of Denver in 1951 with a B.S. degree. In 1953, Jack married Mary Ann Kennedy in Trinidad. He was a member of the FBI for 24 years. He continued his work as an investigator for Pueblo County until his retirement. Jack was an active member in the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, a Rotarian, past president of El Pueblo Boys and Girls Ranch, and an active member of the Republican Party. Jack was also a member of the First Methodist Church in Pueblo. He enjoyed fly fishing, spending time at his cabin in the Sange de Cristo mountains, and visiting with his children and grandchildren. A memorial service was held Friday, June 27, 2003, at First Methodist Church in Pueblo. The family respectfully requests no flowers or food. Memorials may be made to El Pueblo Boys and Girls Club or First Methodist Church in Pueblo, c/o Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 777, Pueblo, CO 81002.

Chenoweth, William B.
William B. Chenoweth - Denver Post - February 1, 2008 - William Beasman Chenoweth, born November 7, 1920 to Ruth and J. Edgar Chenoweth in Trinidad, Colorado, died January 29, 2008. He attended Colorado College and the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. Bill was in the advertising business, a Republican State Senator in the 1960's and Grand County Commissioner in 1970's and a professional water colorist in retirement. He was preceded in death by wife his first wife, Jean Gilbert Chenoweth, in 1990. Survived by his wife, Mimi, son Hugh (Barbara) Chenoweth of Boulder, daughter Sandra Bolinger of Stevensville, Montana; 4 grandchildren, 3 stepsons and 7 step-grandchildren. A Memorial Celebration will be held later. Memorials my be made to the Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver, CO 80205, the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 2369, Denver, CO 80201, or Denver Hospice, 301 S. Cherry St., Ste 700, Denver, CO 80246.

Cher, Lawrence E.
Lawrence E. Cher - Chronicle News - June 10, 2008 - Lawrence E. Cher, age 74, passed away on June 6, 2008 at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, Co. He was born in Trinidad, Colorado on March 15, 1934 to Elizabeth (Briggs) and Talico L. Cher whom both preceded him in death. L.E. attended area schools graduating from Aguilar High School. He received his degree in Agricultural Engineering from CSU where he was Valedictorian of his class. Larry was a rancher in Las Animas County and Southern Colorado. He is survived by numerous cousins of the Marchiol, Micheliza and Briggs families, and many friends including Sheila Rose. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 2:00 PM-7:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 10:00 AM at Comi Funeral Home Chapel followed by interment at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Richard Lawler, Chris Lawler, Jan Full, Henry Johnson, Pete Jacobs and Buddy Dalvit. Active pallbearers are Shane Fatur, Nick Sciacca, Frank Sciacca, Carl Sciacca, John Fatur and Seth Sciacca. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Cherotti, Bassilio
Bassilio Cherotti – Walsenburg World – October 26, 1911 – Died at Rouse, Colorado, Wednesday, October 18, 1911, Bassilio Cherotti, age 38 years.

Cherry, Dionne
Dionne R. Cherry - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 2015 - Dionne R. Cherry. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Wednesday, New Hope Baptist Church. Family to receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the service.

Cherry, Doris
Doris Cherry - Pueblo Chieftain - August 7, 2017 - Doris Cherry, 93, left this life to a new life in heaven on Aug. 4, 2017. She was born in Sumner, Neb., to Fred and Ada Kutsch. Preceded in death by her parents; and daughter, Sandra. Doris is survived by her husband of 74 years, Joseph; son, Richard (Joan); grandchildren, Dusty Smith and John (Kristen); great-grand-children, Marshall, Tanner, Kneesa, McKenna and Morgan; and great-great-grandchildren, Raelynn and Remington. Doris was always a behind-the-scenes person who worked to make things better for those around her. She enjoyed a variety of crafts and knitted nearly 100 afghan blankets for friends and family. Two of those blankets won ribbons at the Colorado State Fair. Doris served her Lord and Savior in many ways, mostly beside her husband in churches wherever they lived. Together they served as managers at the Ponderosa Baptist Assembly, and for five years as food service manager at Glorietta Assembly in New Mexico. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Celebration services, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Aberdeen Baptist Church, 301 Cleveland St.

Chevalier, Maria
Maria Chevalier – Walsenburg World – June 30, 1910 – Died at McNally, Colorado, on Wednesday, June 22, 1910, Maria Chevalier, age 31 years, 4 months and 3 days.

Chidester, Barbara
Barbara Cogswell Chidester - Pueblo Chieftain - March 1, 2017 - Barbara Cogswell Chidester, 88, passed away at home on Feb. 26, 2017. She was born to George Owen Cogswell and Katharine Saxton Cogswell on Oct. 5, 1928, in Hamilton, Ohio. She was attending Pueblo Junior College (now Pueblo Community College) when she met Charles Max Chidester. They married on Aug. 16, 1951, in Fredericksburg, Va., where Charles was stationed with the Marine Corps. They lived many places in their married life, and they enjoyed three years in Germany, before Charles retired in 1988. They then made their permanent home in Pueblo, Colo. She is survived by her children, Devon Chidester-Buckley of Rock Island, Ill., Pam (Brad) Kramer of Pueblo and Bruce (Lisa) Chidester of West Jordan, Utah; grandchildren, Charles James (Kayla) Buckley and Brandie (Mike) Handley of Rock Island, Ill., Amanda (Larry) Reel and Gregory Kramer of Pueblo, Alex (Rachel) Chidester of Portland, Maine, Corey (Ashley) Chidester, currently in Okinawa, Japan, and Ethan Chidester of Kearns, Utah. There are also many great-grand-children, extended family members, nieces, nephews and friends who will miss her presence here. Barbara enjoyed going places with Charles, volunteering with PBS, doing crafts and playing bridge. She was preceded in death by her husband on Feb. 9, 2016; parents; sisters, Evelyn (Ash) Welsh and Ruth (Urban) Leugers; and her brother, Charles Saxton Cogswell. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. The family would like to express sincere gratitude to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice staff for their excellent support and caring for both Charles and Barbara.

Chidester, Charles Max
Charles Max Chidester - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2016 - Charles Max Chidester passed away at home on Feb. 9, 2016. Charles Max Chidester He was born Jan. 7, 1929, to Hazel (Carr Youngberg) and Walter Chidester in Pueblo, Colo. He graduated from Central High School in 1946 and from Colorado College with a degree in military science. Charles was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps and retired from Army Civil Service in 1988. He volunteered at the Fred E. Weisbrod International B-24 Memorial Museum. He enjoyed his extensive work in genealogy and was an avid bridge player and teacher. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Barbara; children, Devon Chidester-Buckley, Pamela (Brad) Kramer and Bruce (Lisa) Chidester; grandchildren, Brandie Handley, Charles (Kayla) Buckley, Amanda (Larry) Reel, Gregory Kramer, Alex (Rachel) Chidester, Corey (Ashley) Chidester and Ethan Chidester; and numerous great-grandchildren. Charles was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Bryon Youngberg; his father; and sisters, Grace Addair and Betty Hibbert. Services will be held at a later date in Pueblo. Flowers may be sent to Barbara at home.

Chifalo, Anthony Joseph
Anthony Joseph "Tony" Chifalo - Carroll-Lewellen Funeral Home - October 4, 2013 - Anthony Joseph Chifalo passed away on October 03, 2013. He was born on August 02, 1943 in Trinidad, CO to Vincent Chifalo and Frances G. Milinazzo. Tony started his own business, T&L Towing, and ran it for over 30 years before retirement. After being retired for only a short time, Tony decided to take a job as a Bus Driver for St. Vrain Valley School District. He enjoyed it very much and was loved by his coworkers and the children he drove. He was there for over 8 years. Tony loved to drive his homemade award winning Trike Motorcycle to Sturgis. A man proud of his Italian Heritage, Tony loved to cook and make up his own special dishes. He enjoyed collecting antiques and collecting and restoring classic cars. He was an incredibly kind man who was always helping people in need and loved his family and friends dearly. His dogs were a beloved part of his family. He truly enjoyed going to coffee and breakfast with his very close friends. Tony is survived by his Daughter, Bonnie Howard (Scott) Howard of Deer Lodge, MT and his Step-Daughter, Tammi Moore of Firestone; his Son, Shaan R. Allen of Aurora; his Brother, Sam Chifalo of Pueblo; his close friend and ex-wife, Reva (Harold) Hodges; his Grandchildren: Holly (Mike) Vauter of MI, Justin Corrigan of MT, Heather Chifalo of TN, Vincent Trujillo of Pueblo, Ryan (Diana) Moore of Firestone and Megan Moore of Wellington, Samantha Allen and Troy Allen of Plateville and Kacey Kuipers of Commerce City; his Great-Grandchildren: Virginia Vauter of MI and Degan Moore and Cadence Moore of Firestone and Chase Kuipers of Commerce City; Close Cousins: Patty Corsentino, Jack Vicic, Kenny Lessar and Harry Lessar, as well as numerous other Cousins and his English Bulldog/Beagle mix, Bella. He was preceded in death by his Grandmother, Gilda; Mother, Frances; his daughters: Tisha, Annette and Sheila Chifalo, as well as numerous Aunts and Uncles. He was also preceded by his beloved labs, Emerson and Dakota. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, October 12 2013 at Carroll-Lewellen Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will follow the services at Post 1985 Firestone Legion, on 1st and Grant.

Chifalo, Frankie Allen
Frankie Allen Chifalo – Albuquerque Journal – June 2, 2015 – Frankie Allen Chifalo age 75, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015. He was born in Trinidad, CO on June 25, 1939, to Frank and Mary Chifalo. Frankie served for two years in the United States Army, and was awarded Marksman Good Conduct Medal. Frankie was a Vacciat printer with UNM as well as a member of the Printers Union. Other hobbies and interests include woodwork designer, motorcycle builder, and auto racing. He was a member of the VA American Legion, and a member of the Catholic community. Charities include Children of Africa and the United Way. Frankie is preceded in death by his father Frank Chifalo and mother Mary Chifalo; brother John Chifalo; sisters Virginia Campbell and Phyllis Moulyn. Frankie is survived by brother, Kelly Chifalo; nieces Pamela Sheets, Cathy Campbell, Cynthia Zacher, Juanita Goulet, Elizabeth Dees, and Jacque Griffin and Yvonne Thompson; nephews Joseph Moulyn, Pete Campbell and Paul Campbell. Service will be held on Thursday June 4, 2015 at 10:00 am. Interment to follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Chifalo, Patricia
Patricia "Patsy" (Pfalmer) Chifalo - Chronicle News - September 25, 2017 - Patricia "Patsy" (Pfalmer) Chifalo, resident of Bloomfield, NM passed away on September 13, 2017. Patsy was born February 7, 1951 in Trinidad, CO to Robert and Barbara Pfalmer. She was raised in Durango and Trinidad. Patsy graduated from Trinidad High in 1969. She attended Adams State College in Alamosa. She married John Chifalo on August 12, 1972 (divorced 1994). She raised two children, Michael and Jaime. She worked many years in Pueblo at Sacred Heart Cathedral, University Park Care Center, and Red Lobster. She is preceded in death by grandparents Bill and Hazel Pfalmer, father Robert Pfalmer, nephew Bobby Pfalmer, and numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins. She is survived by mother Barbara (Pfalmer) Scott, son Michael Chifalo and partner Rodney Carpenter, daughter Jaime (Chifalo) Kinsella and son-in-law Scott Kinsella, grandchildren Patrick Kinsella and Jacalin Kinsella, brothers Robert and Jack Pfalmer in addition to many other family members and friends. Services will be held September 30, 2017 in Durango, CO at 12:00 pm. A graveside service will be at Greenmount Cemetery with a reception to follow at the VFW.

Childress, Donna Jean
Donna Jean Childress - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2017 - Donna Jean Childress, 84, passed away on Jan. 7, 2017. She was born Feb. 3, 1932, in Steamboat Springs, Colo., to Alice and Alva West. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, James Austin Childress; two children, Debbie (Jeff) Childress, Mike (Cathy) Childress; four grandchildren, Elizabeth (Thomas) Parker, Melissa (David) Zeleznikar, Samantha (Kyle) Swindler, Kat Childress; two great-grandsons, Adam and Jacob Zeleznikar; brother, Richard (Bettyann) West; sister, Connie (Richard) Nelson; sister-in-law, Gerry West; plus many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alva and Alice West; sisters, Maxine (Don) Fulk, Betty (Sam) Childress; and brother, Clifford West. Donna was an active member of Church of the Eternal Hills in Granby, Colo., and was active in Eastern Star. She loved bowling on a bowling league, reading and writing poetry, ice skating, gardening in her beautiful flower garden, going on long walks and spending time with her family, friends and animals. The family would like to thank Primrose Retirement Community for all the love and care she received the past three years and also to SunCrest Hospice, Amada Home Health and Visiting Angels. At her request, cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. There will be a celebration of her life at 1 p.m. on January 28, Primrose Retirement Community. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation direct to the ASPCA or PAWS for Life in Pueblo, CO.

Childress, James Austin
James Austin Childress - Pueblo Chieftain - August 6, 2017 - James Austin Childress, 87, passed away on Aug. 4, 2017, at Primrose Retirement Community. He was born Aug. 10, 1929, in Aspermont, Texas, to Millard Fillmore and Mollie Moore Childress. He is survived by two children, Debbie (Jeff) Childress, and Mike (Cathy) Childress; four grandchildren, Elizabeth (Thomas) Parker, Melissa (David) Zeleznikar, Samantha (Kyle) Swindler and Kat Childress; two great-grandsons, Adam and Jacob Zeleznikar; brother-in-law, Richard (Bettyann) West; sisters-in-law, Gerry West and Connie (Richard) Nelson; plus many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Donna Childress; his parents, Millard and Mollie Childress; his sister, Hazel (Blanton) Franks; brother, Sam (Betty) Childress; and many other beloved family members. Jim owned and operated four drycleaning shops in Salt Lake City, Utah, and later, Town and Country Cleaners in Granby, Colo. Jim served in the U. S. Army in Korea as an engineer, building airstrips. He enjoyed skiing, water-skiing, reading, golfing, calligraphy and spending time with his family. Jim was a 32nd Degree Mason, and a Shriner. Jim was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, and will be greatly missed. The family would like to thank Primrose Retirement Community for all the great care he received over the past 3 1/2 years, special caregivers, Linda, Sally, Marlene, GiGi, Nancy and Kenzie; and the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. At his request, cremation has taken place. There will be a celebration of his life at Church of Eternal Hills in Tabernash, Colo., at a later date. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to the Shriner's Hospital for Children or PAWS for Life in Pueblo, Colo.

Childress, Kenneth William
Kenneth William “Kenny” Childress - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2016 - Kenneth William “Kenny” Childress passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2016. He was born to Kenneth Lee Childress and Barbara Jean Childress-Moore. Kenneth was in the automotive field for 35 years, and had an associate in auto body and bachelor’s in history. He taught at Pueblo Community College, and coached football and soccer for 10-plus years. In his spare time, Kenneth enjoyed building street rods. He is survived by parents, Kenneth and Barbara Childress of Beulah; and his wife, Maria Childress of Pueblo West. He also is survived by his sister, Delia (Frank) Lechtenberg of Beulah; brothers, Jeff (Debbie) Childress of Pueblo West and Danny (Janelle) Gift; his sons, Bruce Childress of Arizona and Robelee Childress of Virginia; his daughter, Kayland Childress of Pueblo West. Kenneth also is survived by his grandsons, Chaz, Chalil and DJ; along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Viewing will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at Imperial Funeral Home. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Childs, Augusta P.
Augusta P. Childs - Pueblo Chieftain – June 27, 1951 – Augusta P. [Oelrich] Childs, late of the home, 2026 E. Abriendo, Tuesday, June 26, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Irene Martyn, 2026 N. Santa Fe. Mother of Mrs. Bertha Brooks, Denver; Mrs. Avis Moroney, Mrs. Nina Mathews, Harold C. Voss, and Mrs. Martyn, all of Pueblo; Lester C. Voss, and Woodrow W. Voss, both of St. Charles Mesa. Grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of four. Sister of several, one being Mrs. Lena Kent [Kindt], Gardner, Colo. A member of the Lutheran church and a resident of Pueblo for the past 50 years. Arrangements later.

Childs, Noma
Noma Childs - Pueblo Chieftain - August 2, 2014 - Noma Childs, 95. Private graveside service in Pueblo.

Chinn, Courtney
Courtney Chinn - Pueblo Chieftain - May 5, 2015 - Unsolved Murder - Few clues in case 11 years later - Clean crime scene hampers probe of Courtney Chinn’s death - Courtney Chinn’s murder has stumped authorities for years as the lack of evidence found at the crime scene made it difficult to pinpoint any suspects. Chinn, 25, who lived in Colorado Springs, was killed when he was visiting Pueblo on Sept. 20 2003. A story written in The Pueblo Chieftain on Sept. 23, 2003, stated witnesses told police Chinn was in the parking lot of the Subway restaurant, 701 N. Main St., with two other people around 1 a.m. on that day when a man walked up and asked him, “What’s up, homey?” The man drew a gun and fired twice into Chinn’s midsection at point-blank range, according to a report prepared at the time by Pueblo police officer Richard Reyes. Before the shooting, Chinn had been inside the old Anchor Inn, a bar next door to the restaurant. He was standing in the parking lot with two women at the time of the shooting, then-Pueblo Deputy Chief of Police John Ercul said. Chinn died at Parkview Medical Center on Sept. 21 at 12:11 a.m. Because of his condition, nobody was able to communicate with him from the time he was shot to the time he died, police said. The shooter was described to police as a dark-skinned Hispanic man who was about 5 feet 4 inches tall with a medium or husky build. His hair was short and dark, and he had a mustache. He wore a pullover sweatshirt, blue jeans, white tennis shoes with dark markings and a blue hat with “S & N” inscribed on it in Old English lettering. After shooting Chinn, the man ran west on Seventh Street and disappeared around a corner. Witnesses saw a lowrider with a dark paint job that may have been an Oldsmobile Cutlass or a Buick Riviera leave the scene moments later, according to The Chieftain story. Chinn lived in Colorado Springs but was known to visit Pueblo. In 1999 Chinn got into legal trouble while in Pueblo. He and two others were arrested in connection with a strong-armed robbery of a man for his jewelry on Northern Avenue, court records show. Chinn pleaded guilty to robbery and was sentenced to three years in prison. Ercul said in 2003 that it is unknown whether associations Chinn made in prison motivated the shooting. He also said no evidence suggested that gang involvement provoked the killing. “We don’t know that whoever shot Mr. Chinn even knew him,” Ercul was quoted as saying in the 2003 Chieftain story. A lack of evidence at the scene has made it difficult to find a suspect. “When we started looking at these cold cases we went back and started cherry-picking cases that had DNA, where there might’ve been nothing that could’ve been done with the case in the past but there’s DNA that was never tested because it didn’t exist,” James Olonia, a detective with the Pueblo Police Department said. “We concentrated on those first and that’s why it took so long to get to Courtney. There’s some physical evidence in that case but there’s nothing we can retest right now. “When you look at cases you say, ‘Well there’s this that the suspect could’ve touched that we can test now,’ and those are great because you can submit the test right away. With Courtney there was nothing. They recovered some ballistic evidence but unfortunately, without a weapon to tie it to anybody, you have a spent projectile and nothing else.” Olonia said the case has been pretty quiet over the years. “There were some initial tips in the beginning and shortly thereafter, but most of those were flushed out and there was a lot of he-said, she-said but nothing definitive,” he said. “I have no doubt that somebody who was at that bar knows the person who did the shooting. Someone knows the shooter and they’re just not saying. It’s been 11 years and nobody has come forward to say anything about it.” Sgt. Ken Espinoza of the police department said cases like Chinn’s can be difficult to solve. “It’s probably one of the hardest cases to solve. If somebody out of the blue kills somebody and there’s no heat of passion, there’s nothing there to guide us . . . All these scenarios we fall back on to investigate with isn’t there,” he said. Chinn’s mother Florence Wofford said his death destroyed her. “I had to come to grips with it and the fact that my son isn’t coming back,” she said. “I saw him in a dream and it was told to me that it will be handled in its own time and for me not to get myself involved with it in a way that would destroy or upset me.” Wofford said Chinn, who was her only son, wasn’t a bad person but that he involved himself with the wrong people. Wofford has her own idea of how Chinn came to be shot on that September night. “When he was in that bar they sent these two girls to go in there and get him to come outside and have a smoke,” she said. “When he went outside that’s when the guy tapped him on the shoulder and said, ‘What’s up, homey?’ and shot him.” Wofford said she believes Chinn was murdered to send a message to someone Chinn knew with whom the assailant had issues. “These people who were involved, I don’t know how they can be silent all this time,” Wofford said. “I guess they don’t have a conscience and it doesn’t bother them that an innocent person was killed. They tore up a family.” Wofford said she’ll always remember how well-liked her son was. “At the funeral, on a Saturday at 10 a.m. there were cars as far as your eyes could see,” she said. “It put joy in my heart because he was liked and these people came out for him.”

Chippinio, Vincino
Vincino Chippinio – Walsenburg World – January 30, 1902 – Another Miner Killed – Vincino Chippinio, a miner about 30 years of age, was killed at the Hezron Mine, Saturday morning, by a rock falling on him. The deceased and his partner were driving the entry, and as the vein where they were working is only 3 feet in thickness, they had to brush down about 2 feet of rock as they went along. At the time of the accident, the two men were loading a car with rock. Both men were careful miners and everything was apparently safe. The rock which caused Chippinio’s death was about 4 feet thick, and for this reason it was impossible to detect that it was loose. He leaves a wife and children in Italy. The body was shipped to Trinidad. A similar fatal accident occurred at the same place a few days previous.

Chism, Pamela J.
Pamela J. Chism - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 2017 - Pamela J. Chism, 49, passed away April 7, 2017. She was born July 4, 1967, in Hartford, Conn., to parents, Charles S. Chism and Dollie Gallegos. She was preceded in death by her mother; son, Orlando Chism; and grandpa, Francisco Gallegos. Survived by her father, Charles (Judy) Chism; children, Shasta (Chris) Brown, Jermaine and Francisco Chism, Natasha, Kayla, BJ and Joe Jr. Villalobos; sister, Annette Chism; 14 grandchildren; two nieces and one nephew; special friend, Joe Villalobos; other relatives and friends. Pamela had a very outgoing personality; she could hold a conversation with anybody. She loved helping others, always putting herself last. She loved bright colors, which matched her personality. Funeral service, 3 p.m. Saturday, Angelus Chapel.

Chisman, Marvin
Marvin Chisman - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 2016 - Marvin Chisman, 61, of Pueblo passed away March 24, 2016. Preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Pauline Chisman. Survived by his loving wife, Mary; daughter, Andrea (Marcelo) Rodriguez; grandchildren, Isaiah Rodriguez, Marcus, Mathew, Raeleen Garcia; sisters Judy (Carlos) Martinez, Ramona Chisman-Ewing; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial Mass will be 11 a.m., Thursday, March 31, 2016, at St. Joseph Church.

Choate, Beldeane Elizabeth
Beldeane Elizabeth Choate - Chronicle News - May 11, 2009 - Beldeane Elizabeth Choate, November 24, 1924 – May 7, 2009 - Beldeane Elizabeth Choate (Beanie) passed away at the Peaks Care Center in Longmont on May 7, 2009. Beanie was born in Trinidad, Colorado to Maximillian and Violet Rose (Flaiz) Franch and resided in Trinidad until she moved to Silver City, New Mexico in 1999. In 2004, Beanie moved to the Peaks Care Center in Longmont. Beanie retired as the business manager at Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad after a twenty-year career. She loved family gatherings, rides in the mountains, Monument Lake, playing cards, and birthday parties. Her embroidered, crocheted and beaded works were beautiful and welcomed gifts. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her and loved her. Beanie met Roy Cleo Choate when she was 13 years old and they were married in August 1942 when she was 17. From that marriage, six children were born: Gwenyth Jean Ghesquiere (Steve) of Longmont; Cheryl Ann Le-Platt (Gary) of South Dakota; Linda Lee LeNeve (Dave) of Longmont; Ronald Dean Choate of Westminster; Donald Lee Choate (Suzie) of Trinidad; and Roy Cleo Choate (Alecia). Beanie was very proud of her 17 grandchildren: Candace Caveza (Dennis) of Littleton; Brian LePlatt (Sabrina) of Rawlins, Wyo.; Shelley Cross (Don) of Heath-row, Fla.; Wendy Lacy (Mark) of Love-land; Dean LeNeve (Lauren) of New York City; Ron Carl and Greg Choate of Westminster; Joshua Choate (Antoinette) of Trinidad; Michael Choate of Castle Rock; DezaRae LaCrue (Daniel) of Denver; Christopher, Roy Kyle (Tonette), Ashley, and Seth Choate and Liliana Trapp of Pueblo, and Eric and Amy Ghesquiere of Longmont. Beanie was also blessed with 23 great-grandchildren who were all lucky to get to know her and be a part of her life. She was known as “Grandma Beanie” to the children of the staff at the Peaks Care Center. Also surviving are sisters Maxine Filer of Pueblo, Velma Corradino (Bud) of Trinidad, Junetta DeBono (Pete) of Trinidad, Gaylene Schlageter (Marv) of Fort Collins, and brothers Eugene of Denver, Gerald (Nancy) of Trinidad, Ken (Florence) of Broomfield and Gary (Nora) of Texas. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Alice Miesner of Beaverton, Ore. and numerous nieces and nephews. Beanie was preceded in death by an infant sister, her sister Charlene Franch and grandson Jordan Choate. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Howe Mortuary and Cremation Services. A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home in Trinidad, Colorado. A memorial service will also be held at the Peaks Care Center in Longmont at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Beldeane E. Choate Memorial Fund through Howe Mortuary, 439 Coffman Street, Longmont, CO 80501.

Choate, Robert Lee
Robert Lee Choate - Chronicle News - January 2, 2009 - Robert Lee Choate passed away on December 19, 2008 at the age of 89 at the VA Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colorado. Robert (Bob) was born February 13, 1919 in Tobe, Colo. to Robert Smith Choate and Kary B. Ed-wards Choate. He graduated from Trinidad High School in 1938. He served in the United States Navy during World War II from 1944-1946 aboard the USS-LST 889. Following his discharge, he worked for S.H. Kress Co. and then began working for Ramsour Bros. Construction in 1957. He worked on bridges and highways all over the state of Colorado. Robert was very proud to be a military veteran, a member of the VFW and COOTIES, and the American Legion. He was a past Post Commander of the VFW in Cedaredge, Colo. and led a state recognized post. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of O.E.S. Robert married Ruth Standlee on December 22, 1971 in Trinidad, Colo. They retired to Cedaredge, Colo. in 1980. They enjoyed fishing together on the Grand Mesa and became very active in the Senior Citizens organization there. He was a talented artist and craftsman and enjoyed tinkering. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Roy Cleo Choate, and three sons: Richard L. Choate, Ray A. Choate, and Robert W. Choate. He is survived by the love of his life for 37 years, his wife, Ruth. Her children: Linda (Ron) DeGeus, Cliff (Ethel) Standlee, and Bill (Virginia) Woods. He is also survived by his three daughters from his marriage to Alice Wolcott: Roxie (Rick) Mazurek of Tacoma, Wash., Martha (Larry) Paetzold of Hereford, Texas and Rita (Bill) Weese of Beaverton, Oregon; 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. At Robert's request cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the VA medical center. Chronicle News - July 24, 2009 - A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 31, 2009 at the Masonic Cemetery for the late Robert Lee Choate of Grand Junction, Colo. Pastor Leslie Barnett and members of the Masonic Lodge of Trinidad will officiate. Family and friends are welcome to attend.

Choate, Robert Lee
Robert Lee Choate - The Daily Sentinel - December 24, 2008 - Robert Lee Choate February 13, 1919 - December 19, 2008 Robert Lee Choate passed away on December 19, 2008 at the age of 89 at VA Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colorado. Robert "Bob" was born February 13, 1919 in Tobe, CO to Robert Smith Choate and Kary B. Edwards Choate. He graduated from Trinidad High School in 1938. He served in the United States Navy during World War II from 1944 - 1946 aboard the USS-LST 889. Following his discharge he worked for S.H. Kress Co. and then began working for Ramsour Bros. Construction in 1957. He worked on bridges and highways all over the state of Colorado. Robert was very proud to be a military veteran, a member of the VFW and COOTIES, and the American Legion. He was a past Post Commander of the VFW in Cedaredge, CO and led a state recognized post. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of O.E.S. Robert married Ruth Standlee on December 22, 1971 in Trinidad, CO. They retired to Cedaredge, CO in 1980. They enjoyed fishing together on the Grand Mesa and became very active in the Senior Citizens organization there. He was a talented artist and craftsman and enjoyed tinkering. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Roy Cleo Choate, and three sons, Richard L. Choate; Ray A. Choate and Robert W. Choate. He is survived by the love of his life for 37 years, his wife, Ruth; her children, Linda (Ron) DeGeus; Cliff (Ethel) Standlee, and Bill (Virginia) Woods. He is also survived by his three daughters, from his marriage to Alice Wolcott, Roxie (Rick) Mazurek of Tacoma, WA; Martha (Larry) Paetzold of Hereford, TX, and Rita (Bill) Weese of Beaverton, Oregon, 17 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. At Robert's request, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the VA Medical Center.

Choate, Sandra Sue
Sandra Sue Choate - Chronicle News - August 17, 2010 - Sandra Sue Choate, affectionately known to many as “Grandma Sue,” unexpectedly accepted her invitation home on Aug. 11, 2010, at the age of 64. Born in Rocky Ford to Edward and Ruth Auckland on March 30, 1946. Sue had fond memories of growing up in the Crowley County area. Sue moved to Trinidad upon her union to Ray Choate where she has remained a well-known and respected citizen. Among being an active employee for many years in the Trinidad School District, Sue greatly enjoyed sewing, crafting, cooking, scrapbooking, and most of all family and friends. Sue was also an active member of the United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star, P.E.O., and Bluebell Hobby Club. She will be remembered for her humble, positive outlook on life and her appreciation for agriculture and western heritage. Preceding her in death were her husband of 19 years, Ray A. Choate; father, Edward Auckland; mother Ruth Barlow, and step-father, Larry Barlow. Survivors celebrating her life are her three girls, Lynn Rene’ (David) Duran, Centennial; Rachelle Lee (Jeff) Montoya, Trinidad, and Laurabeth Ruth (Ben) Howell, Aurora. Sue’s “pride and joy” were her grandchildren, Alicia, Marcus, and David Duran II; Tyson, Shane, and Rylee Montoya; Brodie and Baby Howell. Brother, Thomas (Vicki) Auckland; sisters-in-law; Roxie (Rick) Mazurek, Martha (Larry) Paetzold, Rita (Bill) Weese, and Vicky Choate; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, at the United Methodist with graveside services at the Masonic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Sue asked for donations to be made to the American Cancer Society. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Chockley, Harry D.
Harry D. Chockley - Wet Mountain Tribune – May 6, 1966 - Harry D. Chockley Passes Wednesday - Harry D. Chockley, prominent Custer County farmer, died at 1 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, in a hospital at Colorado Springs. Chockley had been active in Democratic circles in Custer county and served for a time as county commissioner. He was born Aug. 8, 1907 in Beaver county, Okla. and had lived in Colorado for the past 32 years. He was married to Thelma Daniels in Kansas on April 11, 1931. They moved to Colorado about 32 years ago and had spent most of the time ranching and farming in the south end of the Wet Mountain Valley. Survivors include his wife, and children, Delbert L. Chockley of Fountain, Lois Baker of Thornton, Louise Colvin of Pueblo, Leona Wood of Hawaii, Lola Ann Lewis of Buena Vista and Richard Chockley of Westcliffe. Two brothers, Ovid Chockley of Wilson, Kans. and Fred Chockley of Beaver, Okla., and 11 grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Methodist church in Westcliffe with the Rev. Harold Bostwick in charge. Burial will be in Lakeside cemetery at Canon City under the direction of the Menzel Funeral Home of Westcliffe. Pallbearers will be John Comstock, Walt Comstock, Olin Camper, Elton Camper, Ray Stewart and Van Kelly.

Chrisman-Hergenrader, Doris
Doris Chrisman-Hergenrader - Pueblo chieftain - December 21, 2014 - Doris Chrisman-Hergenrader, 80, passed away Dec. 19, 2014. Arrangements pending.

Christ, Viola M.
Viola M. Christ - The Daily Sentinel - February 13, 2007 - Viola M. Christ February 20, 1923 - February 9, 2007 Viola M. Christ, a resident of Grand Junction since 1980, died February 9 at St. Mary's Hospital of complications of pneumonia. Mrs. Christ was 83. Vi was born February 20, in Trinidad, Colorado, to George and Leota Scott. Vi took pride in the fact that her mother and grandparents were present at the Ludlow mining camp during the great mining strike and the ensuing terror that came to be known as the Ludlow Massacre. Vi remained a staunch Democrat throughout her life. She left Trinidad as a teenager and headed for Dallas, and eventually, Los Angeles. It was while living in Los Angeles that Vi met Kenneth Christ on a blind date. With the spontaneity that characterized much of her life, Vi married Ken after a two-week courtship, on January 20, 1955. They were married until his death in 1986. Vi and Ken owned and operated several small businesses in California, including California Cut-Off, a metal cutting business, and Ken's Korral, a western wear store in Lancaster. The couple moved here in 1980 to be with family. Vi took her greatest pleasure in work. After moving to Colorado, Vi worked at J.C. Penny's, and then worked as an office assistant to Dr. Paul Sonda. Vi's favorite position was that of Reservation Sales Agent for Choice Hotels International, where she worked for ten years until her health forced her to retire at age 79. She loved the job because she enjoyed computers and being with younger people. In addition to computers, Vi enjoyed shopping and spending time with her friends. As her health continued to fail, Vi's greatest pleasures were reading, playing with her dog, Gordi, and joining her grandson Joe for a game of poker and a shot of Jack Daniels. Vi will be remembered by her friends as a generous and fun-loving person who fought vigorously against the infirmities of old age. She is survived by her daughter, Carol, of Grand Junction, her son, Scott, of San Diego, and her grandson, Joe Hitti, also of Grand Junction. The family would like to thank all those who gave comfort and pleasure to Vi in her later years, particularly Dr. Daniel Sullivan and the volunteers of the Mesa County Library Homebound Program. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mesa County Library, P.O. Box 20000-5019, Grand Junction, CO, 81502-5019. Please note "In Memory of Viola Christ" on any contributions. Cremation has taken place, and no services are scheduled at this time.

Christian, Earnest E.
Earnest E. Christian - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2016 - Earnest E. Christian, 78, went to be with the Lord on April 11, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Bessie Griffen; and brother, Red. Earnest is survived by his wife, Miok Christian; children, Mickey, Shelly and Cathy; numerous grandchildren; special grand-daughters, Alicia and Desi; siblings, Ronnie and Cathy; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. At Earnest’s request, cremation has taken place and no services will be

Christman, Vera L.
Vera L. (Brumbaugh) Christman - Pueblo Chieftain - December 8, 2016 - Vera L. (Brumbaugh) Christman, died Nov. 30, 2016. Born Aug. 1, 1927, in Churubusco, Ind. She is survived by her three children, Donna Fluke and Duane (Cheryl) Christman, both of Pueblo, Colo., and Vicki Valdez of Colorado Springs, Colo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at St. Peter the Apostle Episcopal Church in Pueblo, with viewing from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church. Reception will follow immediately at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation, 7725 North College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46240.

Christmas, Lucile
Lucile Christmas - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2016 - Lucile Christmas, 98, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. Funeral, 10 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Wade Family Funeral Home, Arlington, TX 76013. Interment, Elmwood Memorial Park, Abilene, Texas. Lucile was born on June 27, 1917, in O’Brien, Texas. She attended McMurry College in Abilene and graduated from Scarritt College in Nashville, Tenn. Lucile was employed for over 20 years as a Christian education director with the First Methodist Church in Big Spring, Texas, and the First Methodist Church in Pueblo, Colo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elden M. (E.M.) Christmas; parents, Lonnie and Laura Hester; brothers, Marvin Hester and the Rev. J. Lennol Hester; and sisters, Bertha Hester and Naomi Hester. Survivors: nieces, Linda Philpott, Arlington, Texas; Bettye Kuehler, Shallowater, Texas; Marvina Little, Lamesa, Texas; Rose Elliot Brown, Hurst, Texas; Karan Clark, Abilene, Texas; and nephew, C. B. Hester, Arlington, Texas. Wade Family Funeral Home, Arlington, 817-274-9233.

Christmon, Theoplis E.
Theoplis E. Christmon - The State Journal-Register - March 28, 2007 - Theoplis Emmanuel "Skip" Christmon, 58, of Westminster, formerly of Buffalo, died Saturday, March 17, 2007, at his home. Skip was born Dec. 9, 1948, in Franklin, Tenn., the son of Theoplis and Mary Flowers Christmon. He married Shirley J. Clark on Sept. 11, 1976, in Denver. Skip served in the U.S. Army as a military policeman, reaching the rank of sergeant. He was employed by IBM near Boulder as a computer programmer and systems analyst, retiring after 25 years. He was a member and founder of Anchored Life Church in Arvada, Colo. Survivors: wife, Shirley; three daughters, LaDonna J. (Darryl) Thorne of Thornton, Colo., Trudy D. (Ben) Aguilar of Pueblo West, Colo., and Sharee R. (Henry) Ewudzi-Acquah of Westminster, Colo.; two sons, Morris H. (Tammy) Hill of Aurora, Colo., and Pastor Corey A. (Phyllis) Clark of Commerce City, Colo.; mother, Mary E. Christmon; and four sisters, Millicent E. (John) Irwin, Elizabeth K. Christmon, Ivory K. Christmon and Sarita R. (Beverly) Dixon, and a brother, Willie R. (Tracy) Christmon, all of Springfield. In addition, he is survived by 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Funeral services were March 24, 2007, at A Place of Refuge Church, Arvada, Colo., with Pastor Jeff Korsen officiating. Interment was March 26, 2007, at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver. Contributions in Skip's memory may be made to Anchored Life Church, P.O. Box 745477, Arvada, CO 80006-5477, or to the American Cancer Society.

Christopher, Charlotte M.
Charlotte M. Christopher - Benton Evening News – May 31, 2011 – Benton, Illinois – Charlotte M. Macari, 92, died at 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 30, 2011, at Shawnee Christian Nursing Home in Herrin. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 2, at the Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher with Father Joseph Trapp officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Thursday until the time of the service at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the St. Andrew’s Catholic Cemetery in Christopher. She was born Dec. 16, 1918, in Trinidad, Colo., to Massimo and Caterina (Maffeo) Antonino. She married Dominic Macari Sr. in Christopher on Dec. 14, 1940, and he preceded in death on Jan. 17, 1986. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Dominic Macari Jr., and her brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Mary Antonino of St. Louis. Survivors to cherish her memory and mourn her passing include her daughter, Donella (Bill) Hickey of Christopher; one son, Charlie Macari of Christopher; daughter-in-law, Wilma Macari of Christopher; granddaughters, Melissa (Jay) McClanahan of Christopher and Ginger (Donald) Flatt of Mulkeytown; great-grandchildren, Asten McClanahan, Trenton McClanahan, Dustin Pinkham and Hannah Flatt. She was a member of the St. Andrew’s Catholic Church of Christopher. She worked at the Miner’s Hospital in Christopher for many years starting in 1954 and made many friends of which she often spoke of. She liked to cook, and her Sunday dinners will be always remembered fondly by her family.

Christopher, William
William Christopher – 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.

Chunk, Mr.
Mr. Chunk – Trinidad Enterprise – January 9, 1874 – Shooting of Chunk – Trinidad was somewhat startled last Thursday morning by the report that Chunk had been shot at Red River. We have no reliable information in regard to his death; but the rumor generally credited is that Chunk and a man by the name of John Allison had been quarreling, both had been drinking during the day. At the time of the shooting it appears that both were sitting at the same table playing cards. John Allison said something that angered Chunk, who pulled out his six shooter with the intention of shooting Allison, but in his haste it struck the table and went off. Then raising it again would have shot Allison had he not, with a quick movement, struck Chunk’s revolver causing the ball to strike the wall. Before Chunk could shoot the third time, Allison shot him through the head, scattering his brains over the table, killing him instantly.

Church, John
John Church – Walsenburg World – July 27, 1893 – Murder or Suicide? – On Tuesday a young man named Holt came to LaVeta from Indian Creek with the startling account of his discoveries. He said that while hunting up the creek several miles above Sulfur Springs he chanced upon a skeleton lying on a blanket with pants but no upper clothing. A gun was wired to a tree so directed that it pointed toward the side of the body as it lay on the ground. A pouch and belt were hanging nearby and the limbs had been trimmed from the trees near him. He recognized the gun pouch as having been the property of one John Church who came here about two years ago and took up his abode in a deserted tie camp hut some 3 miles from Sulfur Springs. The place where the body was found is some distance further up the creek. Dr. Morton, who was in LaVeta, on his return trip to Walsenburg, reported the circumstances to the coroner, Dr. Matthews, who went up that evening to hold an inquest. There was something peculiar about this man Church. He seldom or never came to town, was nervous and excitable with a look that indicated fear of assault. He sent to town for his provisions as he had opportunity and is reported to have always had plenty of money. Since last October nothing has been seen of him. As to the cause of his death public sentiment is divided between suicide and murder. The wired gun pointing toward his heart as he lay upon his blanket, a stick close by that may have been used to press the trigger and other circumstances have the appearance of suicide. On the other hand had he been killed for his money it would be natural for the murderer to so disguise his surroundings as to give the impression of suicide. The place where the body was found, the cutting of the limbs and the condition of his cabin all incline to the belief that he was murdered. From the manner in which he conducted himself it has been thought that he was a fugitive from justice, but of that there is no positive evidence.

Churchfield, Joyce S.
Joyce S. Churchfield - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 2015 - Joyce S. Churchfield, 68, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 14, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Churchfield; and sister, Georgiann. Joyce is survived by her son, Mike Churchfield; grandchildren, Robert Rivera, Whitney Churchfield, Jason Archuleta, and Ryan Churchfield; great-grandson, Jeremiah Rivera–Churchfield; and sister, Mona. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Interment, Imperial Cemetery.

Chyr, Anna
Anna Chyr - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2016 - Anna Chyr, 87, passed away on April 7, 2016. She is survived by children, Wolodymyr, Bohdan, Maria, Peter, Paul, Frederick, Eric, and James Chyr. Viewing, 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2016. Both held at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Cianflone, Anthony G.
Anthony G. Cianflone - Denver Post - January 14, 2003 - Anthony Gregory Cianflone of Louisville, Colorado passed away January 10, 2003 of natural causes in Walsenburg. Born in Sambiase, Italy, June 13, 1930, first moving to New York. He married Lorena Vera Malucchi, July 1947 in New York City. She died on Feb. 20, 1999. He served in the US Army from November 1942 to 1945 in World War II and was involved in the African and Italian campaigns. In 1972 he retired as Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves. Mr. Cianflone was retired as a civil engineer from the Bureau of Reclamation. He moved to Louisville and Boulder from Pueblo in 1981. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and Tri-City Elks. Survivors include his three children Alexander Cianflone, Pueblo, CO; Anthony (Belinda) Cianflone, Louisville, CO and Isabel (Tim) Cover, Louisville, CO; six grandchildren; brother Ettore Cianflone, Long Island, NY; and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary, Thursday, 7 p.m., Darrell Howe Mortuary. Memorial Mass, Friday, 10:30 a.m., St. Louis Catholic Church, Louisville, CO.

Ciavonne, Josephine
Josephine Fruscella Ciavonne - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 2016 - Josephine Fruscella Ciavonne. On July 11, 2016, Josephine Fruscella Ciavonne passed away at the age of 97, in Naples, Fla., surrounded by the love of her family. She was preceded in death by parents, Pasquale and Carmella Fruscella; brothers, Joseph, Frank, John and Louis; sister, Angela; teenage son, Michael; husband, Ted; and son-in-law, Ross Mersinger. Surviving Jo are two sisters, Constance “Dolly” (Fruscella) Beck and Doris (Fruscella) Gerry; daughter, Patricia; five grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Born in Pueblo, Colo., on Dec. 1, 1918, Jo grew up in a traditional Italian household, where she learned culinary skills, later put to good use delighting friends and family with large, Italian meals and lively celebrations. On Sept. 14, 1941, Josephine married Ted Ciavonne. Together, they founded Ted’s Vending Service, which flourished into a well-known company in Pueblo. Ted and Jo had two children, Patricia and Michael. Funeral services for Jo will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church. 300 Goodnight Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Avow Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Cicero, Hank A.
Hank A. Cicero - Pueblo Chieftain - October 4, 2014 - Hank A. Cicero, 77, of Arvada, passed Oct. 2, 2014, surrounded by his family. Survived by his wife of 48 years, JoAnne; children, Anne (Devin) Barton, Mike (Karrie) and Mark (Katie); grandchildren, Sully, Jack, Matt, Will, Hannah, Jon and Joe; brothers, Ray, Tony and Frank. Celebration of Life, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 7577 W. 80th Ave., Arvada. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Denver, Attn: Acct., 4045 Pecos, Denver, CO 80211.

Cimino, Emily
Emily Roitz Cimino - Chronicle News - November 22, 2016 - Emily Roitz Cimino, 78, passed away November 17, in her Colorado Springs home. Emily Roitz Cimino was born September 24, 1938, in Trinidad, Colorado to parents, Adele Picco and John Roitz. Emily was the youngest of 4 children, and preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Rose Ann (Eastbern), Stanley and Charles. Emily is survived by husband, Jay Cimino, and four children, Gina, Vince, Mike (Janette) and Laurie. She is also survived by grandchildren Hillary, Angie and Allie Stefanec; Nick, Michaela, and Olivia Cimino; and Emily and Michael Yoswa. She leaves behind many friends and family including her sisters-in-law Mary Ann (John) Johnson, Agnes (Bernard) Patrick, Sylvia (Tom) Passarelli and brother-in-law Arnold Cimino. Emily graduated as class valedictorian in 1956 from Holy Trinity School in Trinidad. She earned an Associate of Arts degree from Trinidad Junior College on a Freudenthal Foundation Scholarship. She was awarded a scholarship to The University of Denver for one year and then, went on to complete her schooling with a degree in Business Education and English Literature from the University of Northern Colorado on another scholarship. Emily also earned a lifetime teaching certificate. Upon graduation from the University of Northern Colorado, Emily married Jay Cimino on October 15, 1960. Emily then embarked upon her most meaningful career as homemaker and mother. The love of Emily’s life was her caring home and child rearing, she was adored by her four children and eight grandchildren. She was affectionately referred to as “Amee” by her loving grandchildren. Emily focused on creating a home and caring for her young children. She interspersed her homemaking and childrearing activities by creating beautiful gardens. Her love of flowers or Bel’ Fiore is legendary in the family. As time passed and her children became independent, Emily put her talents and love for flowers to use in running her own business. For 25 years, Emily’s Decorative Plants supplied the local businesses and citizenry with plant leases, office plants, and silk and fresh floral arrangement for celebrations. She was in charge of supplying all of the Christmas trees and Poinsettias displayed in the various Phil Long Dealerships. Truly a green thumb, no one could bloom a flower or grow a garden like Emily. Emily’s down-to-earth approach to life was very engaging. She had the gift of making strangers feel like family and was truly interested in others’ life experiences. Emily looked for the best in people and always treated others with respect. Her kind heart and humble disposition earned Emily the well-deserved title of “St. Emily” by friends and family alike. She was highly intelligent, had a very astute business sense and was a great judge of character. Her husband and family valued and sought her counsel in all areas. Even though she was most comfortable in the background, she had a quiet, but strong, influence. In June of 2014 the Cimino family dedicated Emily’s Bel’ Fiore Garden in Mt. Carmel, Trinidad, in honor of Emily. It was their opportunity to show their love and appreciation for this wonderful woman. There will be a Viewing at Swan Law Funeral Home Monday, November 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. Rosary will be at Saint Paul Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 22 immediately followed by a Mass of Christian Burial. Chronicle News - December 01, 2016 - A memorial service will be held for Emily Cimino on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Sebastiani Gym.

Cimino, Evelyn M.
Evelyn M. Cimino - Chronicle News - July 29, 2005 - Evelyn M. Cimino, age 85, of Trinidad, CO, formerly of Raton, NM, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2005 in Trinidad. She was born April 18, 1920 in Pontiac, Michigan, the daughter of Ray and Luella Christensen Phillips. Evelyn was a homemaker and took great pleasure in cooking and entertaining. She enjoyed gardening and bowling. She participated in her children’s school activities and volunteered in various clubs and organizations, among them: Catholic Daughters of America, B.P.O.E. Does, and P.T.A. She was a member of St. Patrick-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. She is preceded in death by her husband Nick; her parents; one sister; and a great-grandson. Evelyn is survived by sons, Larry R. (Jill) Cimino of Aurora, CO, and Phil (Gail) Cimino of Raton; daughters, Carol A. Grimmig of Ft. Collins, CO, and Mary Kay (Winn) Holman of Ft. Collins, CO; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters-in-law Lena (Tom) Cimino of Trinidad, Lucille (Frank) Cimino of Raton, Rose (Bob) Galasso of Lakewood, CO, Sarah (Sam) Ringo of Trinidad, and Lena DeJoy (Charles); brothers-in-law Carl (Tessa) Cimino of San Diego, CA and Domenic (Marge) Cimino of Littleton, CO. Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be Monday, August 1, 2005 at 9:30 A.M. at the St. Patrick-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Raton, recited by Frank Cimino. Mass of the Resurrection will follow at 10:00 A.M. with Father Balizan as the Celebrant. Burial will follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Raton. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hospital Auxiliary in Raton. Arrangements and celebration of love are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

Cimino, Lena
Lena Maglia Cimino - Chronicle News - December 31, 2013 - Lena Maglia Cimino, 95, ended a fulfilled earthly life on Dec. 26, 2013, in Pueblo, Colo., comforted by the love of her family. She was born Sept. 25, 1918, in Starkville, Colo. Lena was the youngest of four children born to Charles and Domenica "Minnie" Maglia. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas , her parents, and her siblings Domenic “Red” Maglia, Paul Maglia and Anna Smith Bacus. Memories of them warmed her heart throughout her life. Lena graduated from Hoehne High School in 1934, earned her Associate of Arts Degree from Trinidad Junior College in 1936 and her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Colorado State College (now the University of Northern Colorado) in 1956. She devoted her professional life to sharing the gift of educational opportunity with generations of Southern Colorado children. Lena was Acting Superintendent of Schools in Las Animas County from 1943-47. She taught in Trinidad-area schools for nearly 40 years until her retirement in 1980. Lena was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Tom Cimino. They wed in 1944 and cherished each of their 59 years of marriage, along the way staying active in community events, business activities and travel. She supported Tom in his professional career as partner/owner of Triangle Chevrolet from 1959 until his retirement in 1978. Tom and Lena were best friends and set a loving example for all who knew them. Lena is survived by her children Carol (Pat) Patrick, of Trinidad, Colo., and Leanna McCully, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, as well as her grandchildren, Patrick (Dawn Madura) Malone, of Santa Fe, N.M., Chris (Tracie) McCully, Megan McCully, Thomas (Emily) McCully, and Charles (Ai) Kawashima, all of Michigan. Her great-grandchildren are Cortney Malone, Jessica McCully Wolf, David Alday, Leah McCully, Charlene Aki Kawashima, Christine Ami Kawashima, and Clio Madura Malone. Lena's greatest joy was time spent with her family, in particular, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The stories she shared with them were always imparted with a smile, and left their hearts warm. She enjoyed traveling, reading, cooking and exercising. She led a happy, independent and content life to the end. Lena leaves behind countless friends and dear family members to treasure fond memories of their time together. Lena was a member of Holy Trinity Church, P.E.O. Chapter J, Delta Kappa Gamma, Colorado Retired School Personnel, AARP and the Trinidad Auto Club. Charitable contributions may be made in her name to Holy Trinity Catholic Church or the TSJC Educational Foundation. Pall bearers will be Gerald Maglia, Roger Smith, Ken Smith, Paul Bacus, Nick Maglia, Charlie Maglia and Anthony Maglia. Lena’s life will be celebrated Thursday, Jan. 2, in Trinidad with visitation at Mullare Murphy Funeral Home from 10 a.m. to noon, a rosary at the funeral home at noon, and funeral Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at 1 p.m., with Fr. Richard Becker officiating. Entombment to follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral with the arrangements.

Cimino, Rose
Rose Cimino - Chronicle News - May 12, 2004 - Rose Cimino, age 94, passed away in El Paso, Texas on April 19, 2004. She was born on November 27, 1909 in Jansen, Colorado to Vencenza (Valenti) and John Chifalo. She was employed as a book-binder in California for many years until her retirement. Preceding her in death are parents, Vencenza and John Chifalo; husband John Cimino III in 1963; daughter Frances C. Sims; son-in-law Kenneth Sims. Survivors are daughter Rose C. (Sonny) Simpson, El Paso, TX.; grandchildren, Jan (Jerry) Fritzsching, Bay City, TX., Sheila Ahumada, El Paso, Bridget Lynn (Marshall) Udave, El Paso, Gina (Mark) Branton, Van Vleck, TX., John Simpson, El Paso, Tommy Simpson, El Paso; 7 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, great- and great-great-nieces and nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. Graveside services will be held Friday, May 14, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Local arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Cimino, Thomas
Thomas Cimino - Chronicle News - November 19, 2003 - Thomas Cimino, age 88, went home to his Lord on November 17, 2003. A full obituary will follow. Visitation will take place on Thursday, November 20 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. A rosary is scheduled for Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the Chapel. A funeral mass will take place on Friday, November 21, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Bob Hagan officiating. 'The family of Thomas Cimino has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Cira, Mary Eleanor
Mary Eleanor Cira - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 2017 - Mary Eleanor Cira, "Eleanor," 94, passed away at home on Dec. 26, 2017, in Pueblo. Mary Eleanor, daughter of Elmer Kurt and Minnie Murray-Kurt, was born in Monticello, Iowa, on June 12, 1923. She graduated from Marion High School (Marion, Iowa) in June of 1942. Mary Eleanor worked at her future father-in-law's grocery store during high school and subsequently did her part to contribute to the World War II effort, serving as a machinist. On Oct. 5, 1944, Mary Eleanor married Michael A. Cira, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church (Marion, Iowa) and they went on to enjoy 68 years together. Mary Eleanor is survived by her children, Mary Patricia and Joseph A. Giordano; Robert C. Cira of Pueblo; Stephen M. Cira of Arvada; Martin P. and Darcy R. Cira; Michael B. and Cindy E. Cira of Pueblo; and her grandchildren, Dr. Anthony J. Giordano of Beaverton, Ore.; Meghan P. Cira, Michael C. Cira, Matthew M. Cira and Abbey R. Cira of Pueblo. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Anna Pusateri and Leah Cira of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; special cousin, Sheila Seigel and her family of Marion, Iowa; as well as numerous other nieces, nephews, godchildren, and cousins. Mary Eleanor and Mike Cira relocated from Iowa to Pueblo in 1948, at the invitation of Mary Eleanor's uncle, Father Charles J. Murray, SJ. While living in Pueblo, Mary Eleanor was extremely active in church and school activities including serving as President of the PTA, the Altar and Rosary Society, and the Parish Council at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish and School. Because of Mary Eleanor's love and dedication to the Catholic Church and community, she served as Diocesan Council of Catholic Women president, Pueblo Diocese Representative to the National Council of Catholic Women (affording her the opportunity to meet Saint Teresa of Calcutta), and served on the board of directors for the National Council of Catholic Laity. She enjoyed revitalizing Catholic education in Pueblo by assisting Sister Liguori Sullivan, OSB, Monsignor George Holland; and John J. Keilbach in starting St. John Neumann Catholic School and served as Saint John Neumann's first school board president. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks for Mary Eleanor's loving caretakers, Laurel Stockton and Dawn Algien, as well as the team from the Sangre de Cristo Hospice: Ellie, Annette, Liz, Diane, and Chaplain Monty. Donations may be made in Mary Eleanor's name through Angelus Chapel or directly to Saint John Neumann Catholic School or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice (Pueblo). Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, at St. Mary's Help of Christians Catholic Church, 307 E. Mesa Ave., Pueblo, CO 81006, with Rev. Ben Bacino as celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Cirone, Alexander N.
Alexander N. Cirone - The Chronicle News - September 6, 2016 - Alexander N. Cirone, age 86, passed away on August 31, 2016 at Mt. San Rafael Hospital. He was born in Jansen, Colo. on December 23, 1929, the son of Rosie (Blasi) and Antonio Cirone. On April 18, 1953, Alexander was united in marriage to Frances Milavec in Trinidad, Colo. Alex hauled and sold produce, was a construction heavy equipment operator, having helped build the Trinidad Dam. He retired from the Las Animas County Road and Bridge Department. He loved the outdoors and liked to hunt and fish. He also enjoyed watching football and wrestling on TV. In his spare time he loved to bowl. His greatest love was his family and loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and liked attending their sporting activities. Preceding him in death are parents, Rosie (Cirone) Corradino, and Antonio Cirone, step-father Isadore Corradino, brother Francis "Dick" Cirone, brothers in law, Joe Monteleone, and Thomas Ferrero. He is survived by wife Frances Cirone, children, Anthony (Lois) Cirone, Carol (Charlie) Mincic, Ron (Robin) Cirone, Cheryl (Mike) Mincic, grandchildren, Lynette (Matt) Berry, Denise Cirone, Jason Cirone, Melissa Mincic, Dustin (Michelle) Mincic, Matthew (Tonya) Mincic, Cara (Daniel) Vigil, Brad (Darci) Mincic, Shaylynn (Dillon) Thurston, great grandchildren, William Wyatt, Warren, Sariyah, Aimee, Liam, Logan, Olivia, Callie, Blakely, and Kenley. Also surviving are Alex's sisters Jayne Monteleone, Carmela Ferrero, numerous nieces, nephews and relatives Visitation will be Monday from 3p.m.-6p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Funeral Services are Tuesday, September 6, 2016 with Rosary at Noon at the Comi Chapel followed by the Funeral Mass at 1p.m. at Sebastiani Gym. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are grandsons Dustin Mincic, Matthew Mincic, Brad Mincic, Jason Cirone, Dillon Thurston, Daniel Vigil and Matthew Berry. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Ciruli, Joey
Joey (Joseph) Jeffrey Ciruli - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 2017 - Joey (Joseph) Jeffrey Ciruli, cherished son of Jeffrey and Tiffany Ciruli (Rowland) and brother of Kennady, was granted peace and his angel wings on June 28, 2017, following a difficult fight against cancer. Family, friends, nurses and doctors whom he had touched throughout his short, yet very memorable life, surrounded him with love and care in his final days. Joey's life would seem too short to many, but those whom he inspired understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. His bright smile could light up a room while his sense of humor and laugh brought joy to those around him. Although Joey's illness made him appear frail, he possessed strength, perseverance and an ability to overcome incredible odds and physical challenges. Joey's courage, positive attitude and faith taught us that each day is a blessing and an opportunity to make a difference in someone's life. He could spend hours learning new technology and creating YouTube videos. He enjoyed video games, Harry Potter books, skateboarding and movies. With Joey's passing, we remind others that his life is one to be celebrated. Although we will miss him every day, especially his smile, he will forever remain in our hearts. Through his teachings about life, we were able to create wonderful memories and it has been a privilege to be his parents. We are so thankful that Kennady and Joey were siblings but more importantly, friends. This special relationship will allow Kennady to hold the memory of her brother's amazing spirit in her heart forever. Joey leaves behind many wonderful caregivers who provided love and support that enhanced his quality of life. There is a special place in our heart for these caregivers. Because of their continual dedication, love and support, Joey was able to survive some of his toughest medical challenges. All of these special people, too numerous to mention, provided Joey with love and dignity in his life and also in his death. Joey (Joseph) Jeffrey Ciruli Joey is survived by his loving parents, Jeffrey and Tiffany Ciruli (Rowland); sister, Kennady Ciruli; paternal grandparents, Joseph and Marcia Ciruli; maternal grandparents, Carlyle and Nancy Rowland; as well as many uncles, aunts and cousins. Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. July 13, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pueblo, Colo. A short reception will follow at the church hall.

Cisneros, Billy K.
Billy K. Cisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2016 - Billy K. Cisneros, 42, Monte Vista resident, passed away Jan. 15, 2016. Billy was born on Dec. 30, 1973, in Alamosa, Colo., the son of Bill Cisneros and Elaine Martinez Cisneros. Billy was a wonderful father, son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend who enjoyed working on cars with his father, riding motorcycles and being a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. His passion for life was being a father to his daughters. Billy is survived by his father, Bill (Maria) Cisneros of Monte Vista, Colo.; his mother, Elaine (Charlie) Skidmore of Pueblo, Colo.; daughters, Stephanie and Brooke Cisneros of Monte Vista, Colo.; sisters, Jessica Rubio of Monte Vista, Colo., Jeannie (Phil) Vigil of Denver, Colo., and Jennifer Skidmore of Denver, Colo.; brother, Jerimy (Asia) Skidmore of Denver, Colo.; special nieces and nephews, Danae Casanova of Monte Vista, Colo., Damian Casanova of Monte Vista, Colo., Jerimy Skidmore II of Denver, Colo., Zachary Skidmore of Denver, Colo., Alesandrah Vigil of Denver, Colo.; and former wife, Arlene (Brandon) Woodman of Alamosa, Colo. He also is survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Billy was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Manuel B. and Mary L. Martinez; paternal grandparents, Flaminio and Stella Cisneros; and uncle, Albert Lara. A vigil service with recitation of the rosary will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at Scared Heart Catholic Church in Alamosa. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, also at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Alamosa. Cremation has been chosen. The care of arrangements has been entrusted to Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa. Also in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Billy Keith Cisneros Memorial Fund at any Security Service Federal Credit Union.

Cisneros, James Joseph
James Joseph Cisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - October 5, 2016 - James Joseph Cisneros, 89, passed on Sept. 30, 2016, due to complications of pneumonia. James is survived by his wife, Carmen “Connie” Cisneros; and children, Connie Martinez, James Lee Cisneros and Michelle Cisneros; and sister, Catherine Manzanares. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel.

Cisneros, Joe L.
Joe L. Cisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - March 1, 2017 - Joe L. Cisneros, 95, passed away Feb. 27, 2017. Preceded in death by his wife, Jean; parents, Max and Eloyda Cisneros; brothers, Orlando, Roger and Conrad Cisneros; son-in-law, Franklin Robinson. Survived by his children, Marianne Cisneros Robinson, Dorothy Cisneros, Daniel Cisneros, Arlene Cisneros Murray, Carl Cisneros; grandchildren, Nicholas Robinson, Sarah Jean Robinson, Brandy Cisneros, Daniel Cisneros II, Aaron Cisneros, Patrick Murray, Andrew Murray, Alex Murray, Lisa Guzman, Kristen Robinson; eight great-grandchildren. One of Joe's greatest joys was being with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was active in his church and was a very devoted husband and father. Joe retired from the CF&I Steel Mill. He loved woodworking, gardening, camping, traveling; and was an avid fisherman. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2017, with rosary service to follow at 7 p.m., at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, March 4, 2017, at St. Leander Parish. Interment, Roselawn. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Cisneros, John
John Cisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2015 - John C. “Groucho” Cisneros passed away Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. Born Nov. 24, 1923, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by his wife, Bea; daughters, Flo Cisneros Martinez (Larry), Juanita Cisneros (Don Jesik), Rene Hicks (Jerry), Tammy Cisneros Trujillo (Ben), Sara Cisneros; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Rosary, 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, Mass to follow at 3 p.m., Sacred Heart Cathedral, 11th Street and Grand Avenue, Pueblo.

Cisneros, Juan (Infant of)
Infant of Juan Cisneros – Walsenburg World – April 30, 1908 – Died April 26, 1908, at the family home in this city, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Juan Cisneros.

Cisneros, Lorraine Guadalupe
Lorraine Guadalupe Cisneros - Johnson-Romero Funeral Home - November 19, 2015 - Lorraine Guadalupe Cisneros of La Veta, CO, entered into rest, November 17, 2015 in Pueblo, CO. She was born to Albert and Rosanna Ortiz in Pueblo, CO December 12, 1940. She was 74 years of age. Lorraine is survived by her daughter, Loretta (Bob) Vigil-Sandoval of Pueblo, CO, step-son, Jacob Eddie (Krista) Cisneros of NM, grandchildren, Jessica (Bruce) Sena of Pueblo, CO, Sherri Ann (Gerald) Holmes of Seattle, WA, Rae Ann Vigil of Pueblo, CO, step grandchildren Fermina, Yolonda, Eddie Jr. great grandchildren, Carlos, Angie, Leelah, Charli, Eliana, Chevy, Kaelen and Amaya. Sister, Barbara and brother, David both of Pueblo, Several nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Rosanna Ortiz, first husband, Joe Vigil, second husband, Jacob Cisneros, sister, grace, brother in-laws, Dick and Adam. God son, John Baca. Lorraine enjoyed cooking tortillas and tamales for her friends and family and she enjoyed playing pranks on her daughter and grandkids. Lorraine loved watching westerns, being in La Veta, going to Cripple Creek and playing the lottery. She also loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her one and only daughter, Loretta. She was very protective of her entire family and she will be greatly missed. Pueblo, CO, great-grandchildren, Carlos, Angie, Leelah, Charli, Eliana, Chevy, Kaelen and Amaya. Sister, Barbara and brother, David both of Pueblo, Several nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Rosanna Ortiz, first husband, Joe Vigil, second husband, Jacob Cisneros, sister, grace, brother in-laws, Dick and Adam. Lorraine enjoyed cooking tortillas and tamales for her friends and family and she enjoyed playing pranks on her daughter and grandkids. Lorraine loved watching westerns, being in La Veta, going to Cripple Creek and playing the lottery. She also loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her one and only daughter, Loretta. She was very protective of her entire family and she will be greatly missed.

Cisneros, Nora Mary
Nora Mary Cisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - August 6, 2017 - Nora Mary Cisneros, 83, born July 3, 1934, in Gardner, Colo., passed away peacefully in her home on Aug. 1, 2017. Nora is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Amado Max Cisneros; sons, Robert and Duane (Cindy); and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and godchildren. Preceded in death by her parents; 10 siblings; and beloved children, Isaac and Debra. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, at Imperial Funeral Home, 5450 Highway 78 West, Pueblo. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at St. Leander Parish, 1402 E. Seventh St., Pueblo. Burial at Imperial Gardens, reception at St. Leander's hall following burial. Special thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, especially her caregivers, Kasandra, Megan and Elena, for the loving care they provided the past few months.

Cisney, Margaret
Margaret Cisney – Walsenburg World – June 29, 1916 – Word was received by friends in Walsenburg of the death of Mrs. Cisney, formerly of this city. She died in Colorado Springs after a serious operation and was buried there. Mr. Cisney and their son Raymond after a short stay in Walsenburg and LaVeta left for Memphis, Tennessee, where they will make their future home. [Editor’s note: First name for Mrs. Cisney found in findagrave.com.]

Clabo, Ronald D.
Ronald D. Clabo - Pueblo Chieftain - October 5, 2017 - Ronald D. Clabo, 85. Service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Pueblo West.

Clagett, Harry
Harry Clagett - Denver Post - May 19, 2002 - Lead air freight agent, 86 Harry Clagett. Memorial service, Monday afternoon, St. Johns Cathedral, 1313 Clarkson, Denver. Beloved wife of 60 years, Dorothy (preceded him in death). Father of Nancy (Michael) Williams of Aurora and Steven (Linda) Clagett of Long Beach, CA; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; brother to Alice (Louis) De Brey. Contributions may be sent to the Friends of Historical Trinidad.

Claiborne, Harold
Harold Claiborne – Midland Reporter-Telegram - February 16, 2012 – Harold Claiborne, 83, of Coleman, died Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at Abilene Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with Richard Hetzel officiating, assisted by Rev. John Stanislaw. Burial will follow in the Coleman City Cemetery, under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. Harold Claiborne was born September 17, 1928, in Trinidad, Colorado, the son of James Ernest Claiborne and Carmel Harmon Claiborne. He grew up in Coleman and attended Coleman High School. He served his country in the United States Army Air Corps and married Viola Phillips on April 9, 1948 in Cross Plains. Harold and Vi lived in Midland for 45 years, where he was a mechanical contractor. Following retirement, they moved back to Coleman. Harold was a member of the Men's Downtown Sunday School Class and First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Viola (Vi) Claiborne of Coleman, four children, Patrick Michael Claiborne and wife, Kim, of Wichita Falls, Terry Dean Claiborne and wife, Shelia, of Midland, Patricia Lynn Cloud and husband, Jerry, of Horseshoe Bay, Kay White and husband, Stephen, of Fort Worth; 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, two nieces and two nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Curtis Claiborne, Jim Claiborne and one sister, Evelyn Claiborne Johnson. Family visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2011 at Stevens Funeral Home. Memorials may be sent to the Men's Downtown Sunday School Class, the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

Clair, Infant
Infant Claire – Walsenburg World – January 18, 1907 – Died at Walsen Camp on Monday, January 14, 1907, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claire. Funeral from the family home, conducted by Rev. Wood.

Clair, Lucile
Lucile Clair – Walsenburg World – July 29, 1909 – Died at Maitland, Colorado, on Friday, July 23, 1909, Lucile Clair, daughter of George Clair of Maitland, of gastroenteritis, at the age of four months and nine days.

Clair, Margaret
Margaret Clair - Dignity Memorial - November 5, 2012 - Margaret Jane Clair was carried away on November 1, 2012 to be with her Lord and loved ones who preceded her in death. She was born April 7, 1912 in Walsen, Colorado, the second child of ten born to Mary and Byrl Goss of LaVeta, Colorado. Margaret graduated as class Valedictorian from LaVeta High School in 1930. She attended Adams State College for three summers and then taught school for eight years at Ojo, Sunny Side, and Gardner. On May 18, 1935, she married Thomas Clair in Raton, New Mexico, a LaVeta coal miner. Margaret lived and worked in the Walsenburg-LaVeta area, teaching Head-Start in Walsenburg and was a U.S. Census-taker for several years. Margaret and Tom moved to Fountain, Colorado in 1974 where she was active in 4-H and the Fountain Valley Homemakers Club. She was a member of the Southern Chapter of the Territorial Daughters of Colorado. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom, parents Byrl and Mary Goss, by brothers Byrel and Robert, and sister Hannah. She is survived by sisters Zelma of Rome Michigan, Olena of Eaton, Mildred of Fountain, Nola of Jupiter, Florida, Delores of Pueblo and Mary Eleanor of Jupiter, Florida, daughters Margaret Ann Hettinger (Loren) of Littleton and Lynell Alberta Jeffryes of Colorado Springs, grandchildren Thomas Hettinger (Patrice) of Littleton, Krista Tongren (Kurt) of Parker, Trevor Hettinger (Amanda) of Westminster, and six great grandchildren; Brendan, Connor, Alex, Lauren, Ryan, and Breckyn, and a host of nieces and nephews. Her pioneering spirit and loving guidance will be missed by her family and friends. Memorial service will be held Monday, November 12, 11:30, at Chapel of Memories, 829 S. Hancock, Colorado Springs.

Claire, George
George Claire – Walsenburg World – February 19, 1920 – Killed by Fall of Rock – George Claire, age 65 years, was killed by fall of rock in the Maitland mine on Friday, February 13. Claire was a native of England but had been in this country for some time. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery at Walsenburg, on Wednesday, February 18.

Clamp, Donald Wayne
Donald Wayne Clamp - Burlington-Record - June 26, 2014 - Donald Wayne Clamp, 88, formerly of Burlington, passed away Friday, June 20, 2014 in Seguin, Texas. Don was born on Nov. 12, 1925 in Trinidad, to Albert and Bertha Clamp. He moved to Burlington after the loss of his wife Phyllis Speer with his son Donald, Jr. He married Irma Poley, who worked as the Kit Carson County District and County Court Administrator for many years. Don taught Chemistry, Biology, Photography and Earth Science in Burlington for 30 years. He was very active in civic life, serving on the city council for 17 years. He was one of the chief supporters of the Kit Carson County Carousel Restoration and the Burlington Gun Club. Don also taught hunter safety for 17 years with Bob McClelland and others. His interests included hunting, shooting sports, and photography. Don's photography graced the pages of The Burlington Record and other publications. After Irma's death in 1992, Don met and married fellow educator and San Antonio, Texas resident Faye Barse and moved to Seguin, Texas. He is survived by wife Faye Clamp of Seguin, Texas, son Donald Clamp, Jr. and wife, Cathy Clamp of Brady, Texas, step-sons Bruce Poley and wife, Barbara of Fort Collins, Bob Poley and wife, Martha of Boulder, and son-in-law Al Strobel of Burlington, husband of step-daughter Barbara, who predeceased him, nephew Ross Clamp and wife, Sally, of Escondido, Calif., niece Diane Stady and husband Terry of Albuquerque, N. M. , grandchildren Craig Poley, Christina Moore, Jared Poley, Josh Poley, Aaron Strobel and Amy de Lourenco with numerous great-grandchildren. Don's final request was that his remains be cremated and his ashes interred near his brother in western Colorado. A private family service will be held. Memorial donations may be made in Don's name to DonorsChoose.org, an internet-based school charity which supports teacher's classroom projects nationwide.

Clarady, Julia E.
Julia E. Clarady - Chronicle News - April 13, 2006 - Julia E. Clarady, age 100 of Denver, passed away on April 9, 2006. She is preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Clarady, who passed away in 1972. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She enjoyed bowling, cards and her many friends. Visitation was held Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at Advantage Englewood Mortuary, 2775 S. Broadway, Denver. Services will be Friday, April 14, 2006 at 10 a.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Donations may be made to Meals on Wheels or Hospice. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Clark, Alva
Alva Clark – Walsenburg World – June 9, 1910 – Died at Pictou, Colorado, on Wednesday, June 1, 1910, of measles, Alva Clark, an 11-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Clark of Pictou.

Clark, Betty Ida
Betty Ida Clark - Chronicle News - July 22, 2016 - Betty Ida Clark, 1924-2016 - It does not matter when you are born or when you die — only the dash between. This is the story of Betty’s “dash” through life. She was born the only child to Mary and Lawrence Dempsey. She spent her childhood in Big Sur and northern California. After graduating from high school in Monterey, she met the love of her life, John Edward Clark, in November of 1942 while he was serving in the Navy. They married April 24 1943. After the war ended, they continued to live and work in Monterey. By 1946, they had two young daughters, Sharon and Mary Jo, and were ready to move to John’s family ranch at the foot of the Spanish Peaks in southern Colorado. Alongside John’s parents, Oscar and Ruth Clark, ranch life included milking 18 cows, separating the cream and selling it — not an easy job. Sawmill work was added to the family life, as well as two more daughters, Patti and Jill. The family moved to Branson in 1959, where they made their home. Betty worked at the school and later substituted at the Post Office but always helped John with his tractor business. In 1971 her parents, Mary and Chris Snyder, moved to Branson to be closer to her, where she cared for them until their deaths. Betty was a lifetime member of Home Demonstration and enjoyed traveling. She kept busy sewing for four girls and herself. She as an avid reader, old bottle collector and arrowhead hunter. She left a large collection of all things she loved, including friends. In her later years, she crocheted beautiful blankets and loved to give them as gifts. Surviving Betty is her loving husband of 73 years, John Clark. Daughters Sharon Beaty, Mary Jo Barton, Patti Clark, Jill Morrow (Tim). Grandchildren Brett Beaty (Ginger), Danelle Flett (Tony), Todd Barton (Angie) Timara Lutz, Davida Clark, Chris Morrow (Kristi), Cody Morrow (Janice). Great-grandchildren, Amy, Brenda and Craig Flett, Tarissa, Amber, Cody and Naya Barton, Kaylynn and Justin Lutz. Maci, Jonas and Gavin Morrow and great-great-grandchild, Jordon Lutz. She was preceded in death by granddaughter Jordon Lutz. A lunch will be held Saturday, July 23, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. at the Branson Community Center. A memorial service will follow at 1:30 at the Branson Community Church. Donations may be made to the Mountain View Cemetery in Branson. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Clark, Christie
Christie Clark – Walsenburg World – January 8, 1907 – Died at Dawson, New Mexico, on Wednesday, January 2, Christie Clark, age 14 years, of spinal trouble. She was a sister of James Clark, manager of the Champion Mine, and up to a few years ago her family were residents of Pictou. The remains were brought to Walsenburg for burial and the funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from Furphy’s undertaking parlors. Services were held by Rev. H. A. Wood and interment was in Masonic Cemetery. A large concourse of friends and relatives from Dawson and Pictou were in attendance.

Clark, Cristella Angelina
Cristella Angelina Abeyta "Cristie" Clark - Denver Post - May 25, 2014 - Cristella Angelina Abeyta "Cristie" Clark of Denver, CO. went to be with her Lord and Saviour, May 20, 2014 at the age of 71. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday June 14 at Beth Eden Baptist Church, 2600 Wadsworth Blvd., Wheatridge, 80033. Cristie was preceded in death by her father and mother, Mike and Lucy Abeyta, of Aguilar, CO. She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Carl D. Clark; daughters Caressa (Chris) Lynch and Carla (Tim) Peters; step-sons Bruce (Cathy) Clark and Clifford (Angelica) Clark, 13 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and two brothers Mike Jr. and Robert Abeyta. In lieu of flowers, any gifts can be given in her honor to fund scholarships at Beth Eden Christian School/ Camp Eden. Please be sure to designate your gifts as being for the Cristie Clark Memorial Fund.

Clark, Devin Ford
Devin Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 2016 - The man who was died after being shot outside the Iron Horse bar earlier today has been identified by authorities. The victim was Devin Clark, 26, of Pueblo, said former Pueblo County Coroner James Kramer, who was working for Coroner Brian Cotter. A gunshot wound to the chest caused his death, Kramer said. Clark and two Interprotec security guards who were injured in the shootings were transported to a hospital. Clark died at the hospital. The two unidentified guards were in stable condition, police said. Police said shooting reports were received about 1 a.m. from Eighth and Main streets. Witness Robert Briseno told The Chieftain he thinks the murder was gang-related. “Them guys (involved) kept yelling back and forth at each other, saying what gang they were from,” he said. Briseno said a fight occurred before the shootings. “A guy had a broken bottle,” he said. “He was trying to hit everybody with his broken bottle. As soon as the fight broke up, they got in their car and drove off. As soon as they got into their car, they pulled around Subway and starting shootings at the place.” He said he heard popping noises. “Before I knew it, I turned and I looked and that guy was on the ground,” Briseno said. “Everybody was freaking out. Oh my God, it was crazy. It was crazy.” Others then pulled up a victim’s shirt. “He had a gunshot wound to the chest,” Briseno said. I didn’t know he died until I got up this morning. I was like, “Oh my God, he died. That’s crazy.’” An anonymous witness to the shooting said he heard four shots fired in front of the bar. He said as he walked back to the bar next door and was standing in front of it, he heard four “rapid” gunshots. I could barely get to the ground. Those shots came out so fast. Pop, pop, pop. Like fireworks,” he said. The witness said he grabbed a friend and hit the ground. “We were so close. I saw two guys were hit. One in the leg. The other was hit in the chest. He wasn’t moving,” he said. “We were all in shock. This is so sad. You can’t even go out and have a good time anymore.” The witness said a friend of his tried to help the deceased victim. “He was just dead. This is a shock. We saw this guy (victim) out having fun and now that poor kid is dead,” the witness said. The witness said he saw a white car fleeing the scene. No suspects are in custody. Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 2016 - Several people gathered in a circle holding hands with their heads bowed. Eyes were wet and bloodshot. The congregation of First A.M.E Church of Pueblo, 613 W. Mesa Ave., were praying for the unnamed suspect(s) who killed a member of their congregation. “Just like Mother Emanuel in Charleston, S.C., we have to find it in our hearts to forgive whoever took Devin’s life and shot the two other people,” said Pastor Margaret Redmond. Devin Clark, 26, grew up at the church, as did his mother and grandmother. “I was at the hospital this morning with the family right after it happened. They were all just so broken,” Redmond said. “I saw heads of 20 young people there who were Devin’s friends. They were just out doing what young kids do on a Saturday night, stuff I used to do.” She said she always will remember Clark’s personality. “Clark was a very sweet spirit, very gentle young man, kind and considerate,” Redmond said. “He was not a violent man by any stretch of the imagination, so the fact that this happened to him simply because he was in the wrong place at the wrong moment. It’s just heinous to us. It really is.” Redmond said even though she slept very little during the night, she wanted to make sure she held Sunday service. “I felt it important to create a space for people to lament, to share, to mourn, to grieve because that’s the only way we can move forward,” Redmond said. “We will heal. We will use this as an opportunity to strengthen ourselves to continue to being the hands and feet of God because that’s what Christians do.” Pueblo Chieftain - March 3, 2016 - Devin Ford Clark, born Nov. 7, 1989, beautiful soul, loving son, grandson, brother, nephew and cousin was struck down at the age of 26 on Feb. 28, 2016, in Pueblo, Colo. Devin was beloved by all who knew him. His spirit left a lasting imprint on all the lives he touched. A community of family and friends is shaken by the loss of this young, vibrant man who had nothing but a bright future ahead of him. Devin was the son of Heather Poole and Shawn Clark, and grandson of James Ford and Martha Poole of Pueblo. He was a 2008 graduate of Pueblo South High School. He attended Trinidad State Junior College and CSU-Pueblo. Devin was an iron worker with Veltri Steel and Cage Construction. Devin is survived by his mother, Heather Poole; father, Shawn Clark; brother, Tyler Clark; grandmother, Martha Poole; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, James Ford Poole. A candlelight vigil in his honor will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, March 4, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Center, 2713 N. Grand Ave., Pueblo. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 5, at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Pueblo Chieftain - May 16, 2016 - Arrest made in February homicide in Pueblo - Police have made an arrest in connection with the Devin Clark homicide in February. Timothy Trujillo, 26, is facing one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder. Clark was gunned down Feb 28 outside the Iron Horse bar. Two others were injured. Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 2016 - Suspect has violent history: DOC, admitted gang ties - The suspect arrested in Devin Clark’s homicide was sentenced to six years in prison in July 2009 after pleading guilty to an attempted assault charge and was out on parole at the time Clark was killed. Timothy Trujillo, 26, was in Pueblo County jail for new offenses when he was arrested on a warrant Friday in connection to Clark’s homicide. Trujillo was sentenced to the Colorado Department of Corrections on July 16, 2009, by District Judge David Crockenberg for a charge of attempted first-degree assault with a deadly weapon — a Class 4 felony — stemming from an incident on May 26, 2009, according to a Colorado Courts records search. In that incident, Trujillo was arrested for reportedly firing shots at a man from a vehicle on the East Side, according to an arrest affidavit filed at the time. Nobody was struck. Other charges against Trujillo in that case, including one for attempted first-degree murder, were dismissed, according to court records. The 2009 arrest affidavit states Trujillo is a self-admitted Ace street gang member and also had been involved in other weapon offenses in the past. “On one occasion, his name was mentioned with (a) shots fired incident with a semi-automatic rifle,” the affidavit states. Trujillo was accepted for parole on July 28, 2014, according to Laurie Kilpatrick, a DOC public information officer. He absconded from his parole on March 3 of this year, according to Kilpatrick. He was arrested on March 7 and was being held at the Pueblo jail on a charge of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and a parole hold when police served a warrant on him for one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder in connection to Clark’s homicide and the injuries the two security guards suffered. Trujillo was supposed to be on parole until June 28, 2017, Kilpatrick said. Clark was killed by gunfire outside the Iron Horse bar, 717 N. Main St., about 1 a.m. Feb. 28. Two of the bar’s bouncers were seriously wounded by the gunshots. A fight — possibly between gangs — preceded the shooting in which shots were fired from a vehicle toward the front of the tavern. Clark and the bouncers apparently got caught up in the gunfire. Details about what led police to arrest Trujillo in relation to the incident still are unclear. An arrest affidavit has not been made available. Trujillo is being held at jail with no bond set and is scheduled to make his next court appearance on May 24. Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 2016 - Suspect pleads gu

Clark, Dora M.
Dora M. Clark - Chronicle News - May 19, 2010 - Dora M. Clark, age 89, passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital on May 15, 2010. She was born in Trinidad, Colorado on May 30, 1920 to Lorencita Saiz Barela and Candelario Jose Barela. She resided in Denver for many years until 2006, when she moved to Trinidad and resided until her passing. She was a great cook, enjoyed knitting, crocheting and caring for her parakeets. Dora wrote lovely poetry, having published some of her poems. Dora's greatest joy was being with her nieces and nephews, family and friends. She will be missed by many. Preceding her in death are parents Lorencita and Candelario Jose Barela; husband, Bill B. Clark; uncles, Martin and Casimiro Barela; sister, Caroline (Mike) Trujillo; brother-in-law, Alex J. Fernandez; nieces, Beverly Jean Miller, Cindy Atencio and nephew, James Barela. Survivors are sister Ida M. Fernandez, Trinidad; brother, Joe B. (Joann) Barela, Denver; numerous nieces, nephews, including, James (Sharon) Fernandez, Trinidad; John Fernandez, Trinidad; Bonnie (George) Fields, Pueblo; Lydia (Dan) Shea, Trinidad; Arlene (Larry) Robinson, Trinidad, Janet (Brian) Smith, Trinidad; Joey, Fidel, Willy, Ronnie, Larry, Mark, Anthony, Patty, Julie, Ranae, Esther Barela, all of Denver; Michael (Yvonne) Barela, Las Vegas; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews, including loving niece, Laurie Fernandez, who cared for Dora for the last four years, and other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Brian Smith, Danny Shea, John Fernandez, James Fernandez, Stephen Fernandez and Gene Torres. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 20, 2010 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 20, 2010 at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, May 21, 2010 at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will be held at Ft. Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Clark, Gerald
Gerald Victor Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 2014 - Gerald Victor Clark, 90, lifetime Fowler resident, passed away on July 11, 2014, in Fowler. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the Fowler United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 5 to7 p.m. Wednesday, at Peacock Memorial Chapel in La Junta. In lieu of flowers, memorial donation may be made to the Fowler United Methodist Church or to the Cottonwood Links Golf Course.

Clark, Gladys May
Gladys May Clark – Walsenburg World – January 5, 1911 – Died at Pictou, Colorado, on Sunday, January 1, 1911, Gladys May Clark, age 4 years and 17 days.

Clark, Hugh
Hugh Clark – Walsenburg World – August 7, 1906 – Miner Killed – Hugh Clark, a miner, was killed yesterday by a fall of rock at the Champion Mine. His neck was broken and one side crushed. Dr. McGuire was called immediately, but found that the man had been instantly killed. The coroner will hold an inquest today.

Clark, James K. Sr.
James K. Clark Sr. - The Chronicle News - March 13, 2017 - James K. Clark Sr., passed away on February 27, 2017 in Trinidad, Colo. He was born on January 22, 1938 to William K. Clark and Rose M. Ruzic, who preceded him in death. Big Jim loved his family and friends and enjoyed riding motorcycles. In his younger years, he also liked playing football and racing stock cars. Big Jim moved to Trinidad in the 80's and fell in love with the town and the people. Big Jim leavers behind children, James Jr. and Melissa Clark, Trinidad, Colo., Robert and Mary Clark, Missoula, Montana, Sandy Clark, Arizona, Marie Clark, Illinois, Larry Clark, Illinois, numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. At his cremation with private family services. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Clark, Kenneth
Kenneth Clark - Chronicle News - May 13, 2005 - Former State Senator Kenneth Clark, 77, passed away May 11, 2005, at his home in Fowler. Clark was born April 7, 1928, in Kim, Colorado, to Daniel Houston (D. H.) and Rose Zella Clark. Clark married Jewell Middleton of Karval in 1948. To this union four daughters were born: Julie, Kathy, Karren “Sparky” and Kimmi. Clark, a life-time rancher, purchased the Muddy Valley Ranch in 1958. Kenneth was a life-time supporter of the cattle industry and an advocate for private property rights. He served as President of the Southern Colorado Livestock Association, President of Bent-Prowers Cattle and Horse Growers Association, and President of the Colorado Cattlemen's Association. He also served on the Kim School Board, the Kim-La Junta Day Committee, and Las Animas County Board of Commissioners. Clark was elected to the Colorado State Senate in 1978, serving southeastern Colorado Senate District 2. Kenneth married Betty McKnight Eder of Eads on January 24, 1985. The Clarks moved to Fowler in 1997. Ken was a member of the Fowler United Methodist Church. He spent his last years enjoying his grandchildren and great grandchildren and their activities. An avid sports fan, Ken loved a good horse race, rodeo or ball game and was a big fan of the Atlanta Braves. Clark is survived by wife, Betty, of the home; children Julie Sumpter (Johnnie Mayhan) of Swink and Kim, Kathy (Danny) Self of Springfield, Karren “Sparky” Turner of Fowler, Kimmi Lewis (Martin Canterbury) of Kim, Lonnie (Debbie) Eder of Windsor, Marlynn (Delton) Eikenberg of Haswell; 16 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters Dessie Carter of Texline, Texas; Louise Clark of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Exa Tabor of Boise, Idaho; sister-in-law Betty Clark of Karval; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters LaVern, Oleta; brothers D.H. and Rex; and three infant siblings. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arkansas Valley Hospice, PO Box 1067, La Junta, CO 81050; the Fowler United Methodist Church, 302 Main St., Fowler, CO 81039; or Paragon Foundation, 1200 North White Sands Blvd., Suite 110, Alamogordo, NM 88310. Visitation will be Friday, May 13, 2005, from 3 to 7 PM at Peacock- Larsen Funeral Home, La Junta. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM, Saturday, May 14, 2005, at the Fowler United Methodist Church with Rev. Jeannie Redshaw of the Fowler United Methodist Church and Rev Mary Barbee of the United Methodist Church in Cody, WY officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held Saturday afternoon at Kim Cemetery in Kim, Colorado at 3:30 PM. Arrangements by Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home & Crematorium in La Junta.

Clark, Lou Jean
Lou Jean Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 2014 - Lou Jean Clark, 89, passed away on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at her assisted living home in Denver. Her husband, Jim, passed away in January, and she moved to Denver to be closer to her daughter, Becky. Lou Jean was a lifelong resident of Pueblo and graduated from Centennial High School and Pueblo Junior College. She enjoyed going to bi-monthly lunches with her Centennial classmates and attending reunions. She and her husband, Jim, were avid square dancers for nearly 40 years. She was well known at the Belmont Duckwall’s store, where she worked in the ’70s, and she retired as a bank teller from American Federal Savings in the ’80s. Lou Jean was preceded in death by her father and mother, George and Nora Dittmar; her son, Dan; and her husband, Jim. She is survived by her daughter, Becky Clark of Denver. She will be sorely missed for her smile, her quick wit and her ability to always remember people’s names. A private graveside inurnment will be held at Roselawn Cemetery later this month.

Clark, Louise Kim
Louise Kim Clark - Chronicle News - January 15, 2007 - Louise Kim Clark, 80 years of age, and a longtime resident of Tijeras, New Mexico, passed away Monday, January 8, 2007. Louise was born November 22, 1926 to Daniel and Rose Zella Clark of Kim, Colorado. She was a loving mother and grandmother who spent her time teaching her grandchildren about God and how special life is. At age 66, Louise returned to school, becoming a Certified Dental Assistant. Most of all, Louise was a selfless giver who adopted and raised, by herself, her one and only son. She will be deeply missed. Louise is survived by her two sisters, Dessie Carter, Exa Tabor and ex-husband James Rose of Colorado. Louise is also survived by her children, Carrie Rose, Jimmie Lou Mitas and Jimmy Daniel Clark; grandchildren, Christopher Gedeon, Michelle Rose, Vanessa Mitas, Alex Mitas, Hannah Natalia Clark, Hayley Marina Clark and Holly Daniela Clark; one great-grandchild, Tucker Rose. One of Louise's final wishes was to be buried with her parents, in Kim, Colorado. Due to the weather conditions in Kim, CO at this time, the burial will be postponed until further notice. We would like to thank Laurel Skies on the west Side of Albuquerque and Ambercare Hospice for their help in our time of need. Graveside services are pending and will be announced. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008

Clark, Marvin R.
Marvin R. “Dick” Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - November 4, 2015 - Marvin R. “Dick” Clark, 84, Sept. 27, 1931-Nov. 2, 2015. Survived by his wife of 63 years, Margaret; children, Carol (Chris) Hartman and Richard (Bev) Clark; grandchildren, Charles (Susie) Hartman and Jeff (Risa) Hartman; three great-grandchildren; and sister, Nancy Jamnick of W.Va. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Pueblo Chieftain - November 6, 2015 - Marvin R. “Dick” Clark. Service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Clark, Mary Louise
Mary Louise Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2014 - Mary Louise Clark, 94, a longtime resident of Pueblo, passed from this life on Nov. 17, 2014. She was born to Robert W. and Helen Sperry on Dec. 28, 1919, in Colorado Springs. Mary Louise was very active in Zonta Business Women’s Club, traveling to Hawaii, Toronto (Canada), and in the U.S. representing her local chapters. She was active in St. Paul United Methodist Church, teaching Sunday school, UBS, UMW and wherever she was needed. Mary Louise worked for many years in the abstract title business, including many years with Creek Abstract Co. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul D. Clark; siblings; close companion, Ed Jones; friends and relatives. Survived by son, Richard D. (Gail) Clark; daughter, Donna J. (Keith) Palmer; eight grandchildren and their spouses; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Mountain Vale Cemetery in Canon City. Memorials may be made to the St. Paul Endowment Fund in care of Wesley UMC through the funeral home.

Clark, Mattie
Mattie Clark – Walsenburg World – March 18, 1904 – Died at the Sisters Hospital at Trinidad, Wednesday, March 16, 1904, Mrs. Mattie Clark, at the age of 48 years.

Clark, Mildred
Mildred Clark – Walsenburg World – April 15, 1909 – Died Sunday at 4:00 p.m. of bronchial pneumonia, Mildred, the six-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Clark. The funeral was held at their home at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning, Rev. Wood officiating. The sorrowing parents have the sincere sympathy of the entire community.

Clark, Norma
Norma Clark – Walsenburg World – February 14, 1918 – Auto Kills Girl – Auto Driver Not to Blame for the Accident – While Mrs. John Cribbs was returning from her work at the Walsen Mine last Saturday night, she ran over and killed the little four-year-old daughter of Mrs. Henry Clark of Walsen. Mrs. Clark was also injured and was taken to the hospital at Pueblo with some broken bones. The accident happened just at the Colorado Supply Company’s store, and was not the fault of the driver of the auto. Just as Mrs. Cribbs got even with the company store, a woman stepped from the rear of another car right in front of the car Mrs. Cribbs was driving. It was Mrs. Clark. Mrs. Cribbs was not going fast for she stopped the car within its own length. Mrs. Clark was just under the rear axle when the car stopped. Mrs. Cribbs did not see the child at all, and did not know its presence until she got out and went to the assistance of Mrs. Clark. Mrs. Cribbs is at home prostrated from the shock of the accident. Mrs. Clark is in the hospital at Pueblo where she is getting along nicely. From there she has just sent greetings to Mrs. Cribbs and assured her that the accident was all her own fault for stepping as she did right in front of a moving car. The child, Norma Clark was killed instantly, her neck being broken. Both Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Cribbs have the sympathy of the entire community. Walsenburg World – February 28, 1918 – Statement Corrected – In a recent issue a statement was made that Mrs. Henry Clark who was injured by being run over by an automobile near Walsen Mine, had said that the accident was her own fault. Her son, Mr. Norman Brown, wishes the statement corrected. She did not say that the accident was her own fault. The World is sorry that any statement that she did not make was attributed to Mrs. Clark. We probably had better have said that the accident was one of those in which no blame could be attached to anyone personally.

Clark, Olga
Olga Y. Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 2016 - Olga Y. Clark, born May 5, 1931, passed away Feb. 20, 2016. Preceded in death by husband, Jerry L. Clark. Survived by children, Peggy Boyer, Warren (Vicki) Clark, Sherry (Rodney) Monroe, Carol (Bruce) Cooper and Anita (Tom) Crain; grandchildren, Crystal (Jason), Ashley (Sean), John, Jade, Zackery and Cole; great-grandchildren, Seativa, Manuel and Caleb. Olga worked at Montgomery Ward department store before she married Jerry, then she became a stay-at-home mom, a domestic engineer as she’d like to call herself. The family would like to thank the staff and residents at Pueblo Center for all the love and care they gave Olga, especially Ms. Blossom, Olga’s good friend. In lieu of food and flowers, the family wishes donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in Olga’s memory. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with interment to follow.

Clark, Robbie
Robbie Clark – Walsenburg World – February 3, 1897 – Died at Pictou, Colorado, Friday night, January 29, 1897, at 12 midnight, Robbie, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clark, age six years, 11 months and 12 days. Services were conducted at the Masonic Cemetery Sunday morning by Rev. J. F. Berry. Little Robbie was a general favorite in the camp, as he well deserved to be for his bright, and intellectual manner and winning ways. The whole camp mourns with the bereaved parents for the spirit which has gone before. But all, parents and friends, must find consolation in the knowledge that the bright keen and grasping intellect is not annihilated but is enjoying the pleasure of growing knowledge unfettered by carnal barriers. The people of Walsenburg and vicinity also extend their sympathies to the bereaved parents and family. Walsenburg World – February 10, 1897 – Notice of Condolence – Walsenburg, Colorado, February 4, 1897. Whereas it has pleased the Great Spirit to remove from the midst of the family of our beloved brother, Robert Clark, his infant son Robbie, and while we bow to the will of the Great Spirit, therefore, Resolved, that we, the Improved Order of Red Men of Wahatoya, Tribe No. 46, hereby extend to our beloved brother our heartfelt sympathy in his deep affliction. Resolved, that a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the records of our Tribe, also a copy sent to Brother Clark and published in the Walsenburg papers.

Clark, Silas J.
Silas J. Clark – Walsenburg World – January 8, 1904 – S. J. Clark Dead – The discoverer of the Clark Mineral Wells, Silas J. Clark, died at his home in Pueblo Wednesday night at the age of 87 years. Mr. Clark discovered the mineral property of the wells in 1879 while boring for oil, and a short time afterwards established a sanitarium there.

Clark, William
William Clark – Walsenburg World – April 27, 1899 – Died at his residence on South Main St., Walsenburg, CO, at 12:30 p.m., April 25, 1899, William Clark, age 56 years, one month and 11 days. Funeral services under the auspices of Unity Lodge, International Order of Odd Fellows, were held at the M. E. Church this afternoon, Rev. C. E. Butler officiating, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Walsenburg Cemetery. Word was brought to town Monday afternoon about 4 o’clock that William Clark had been seriously injured in the Walsen Mine. Dr. Matthews hurried at once to the scene of the accident and had the unfortunate man removed to his home here in Walsenburg on S. Main St. An examination revealed a fracture of the ribs on the right side and numerous bruises and contusions from the shoulders to the hips together with slight internal hemorrhage. Everything possible was done for the sufferer but of no avail and he passed over to the great majority Tuesday at noon. Mr. Clark is the father of E. A. Clark, now assistant deputy postmaster. Deceased leaves a wife and one son, who have the deepest sympathy of a wide circle of friends to mourn with them the loss of a true friend.

Clarke, Twyla
Twyla Jane Clarke - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2017 - Twyla Jane Clarke, 76, went to be with her Lord on the morning of Oct. 28, 2017. She was born April 2, 1941 in Granada, Colo. Twyla was preceded in death by her husband, Tom, on Oct. 5, 2017; her parents, grandparents and other family. She is survived by her son, Trent Clarke; her daughter, Tracy (Brian) Penning-ton; her sister, Nancy Parsley; and her two grandsons, Eric and Alex Pennington. Twyla was a longtime member of Park Hill Baptist Church. She started a quilting group mission, was part of numerous Bible studies, taught Tai-Chi and was a teacher in earlier years at Park Hill Christian Academy. She will be laid to rest in Imperial Gardens. Online condolences may be offered at imperialfunerals.com. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at Park Hill Baptist Church. Special thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and IMPACT Palliative Care for their loving care-Rick, Ellie, Billie Jean, Carolina, Barbara and Carolyn.

Clarkston, Tammy Faye
Tammy Faye Clarkston - Pueblo Chieftain - July 3, 2015 - Tammy Faye Clarkston, born Nov. 20, 1957; passed away June 28, 2015. Tammy was preceded in death by mother, Faye Flanagan and father, James Taylor; first husband, Frank Moreno; and second husband, James Clarkston. She is survived by her daughters, Yolanda Moreno (Jeff) and Monique Moreno (Jaime); grandchildren, Nick, David and Mariah, Nordella, Daniel and Richard, respectively; and two great-grandchildren, Andre and Daniel. She was greatly loved by all family and friends. Her ashes will be spread in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Malibu, Calif., a place she loved very much.

Classen, Agnes
Agnes Classen - Dignity Memorial - October 5, 2011 - Agnes Rose Classen, 89, passed away October 3, 2011. She was survived by her children, Carol Nies, Richard (Sandra) Classen, and Elizabeth Tempel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; son-in-law, Ronald Nies; her parents; and siblings, Joseph, Anne, Mary, and Frances. She was the loving grandmother of Kathryn (Paul) Wolyn, Ronald (Susan) Nies, Karyn (Robert) Veghte, Erica (Chad) Graves, Eric Classen and Brian Classen; great-grandmother of 10; numerous nieces and nephews. Agnes was born the 5th child of Mary and John Zrna in North Judson, Indiana. She spent most of her adult life living in Chicago, IL. She moved to Colorado in 2003, where she enjoyed being with her family, gardening, baking, playing Bingo, watching the Bears and Bronco football, and Chicago White Sox baseball, along with attending many community and church events. She loved dogs, and had several of them in her lifetime, including her current poodle, Fido. Agnes was blessed with many wonderful friends, who loved her dearly and who she loved in return. Memorial donations may be made to Joni Fair Hospice House or to the Pueblo Animal Service through the funeral home office. Rosary will be 7 p.m., Sunday; and Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m., Monday, October 10, 2011, both to be held at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Rye, CO. Inurnment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery in Chicago, IL. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Clay, Cassius M.
Cassius M. Clay - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2016 - While the man formerly known as Cassius M. Clay was laid to rest Friday in his home state of Kentucky, another Cassius M. Clay, also from Kentucky, is buried right here in Pueblo. Cassius Lewis, also known as Cassius M. Clay, served with the 102nd U.S. Colored Infantry during the Civil War. He was laid to rest at the Pueblo Pioneer Cemetery. The quirky bit of synchronicity between the soldier and Muhammad Ali was uncovered by Ray Brown of the Buffalo Soldiers Project during research on black soldiers buried in Pueblo. Born in Kentucky in 1830, Clay was 27 when he enlisted in the Union Army on March 2, 1865. He served for six months before being mustered out.

Clay, Crystal Lynn
Crystal Lynn Clay - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2016 - Crystal Lynn Clay, 47, passed away at 4:09 a.m., Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, after a long battle with multiple health issues, in Pueblo. Crystal was born on Dec. 30, 1968, on Fort Carson and lived most of her life between Pueblo, and Bowling Green, Ky. She is survived by her mother, Virginia; and goes to join her father, Larry.

Clay, D. P. (Infant of)
Infant of D. P. Clay - Walsenburg World - March 8, 1889 - An infant child of D. P. Clay, agent at Cuchara Junction, died on the 1st inst., and was buried in the city cemetery on the 2nd.

Clay, George Berry
George Berry Clay – Walsenburg World – September 29, 1910 – In Memory – The announcement of the death of George Berry Clay, little son of Dr. and Mrs. Clay of Gardner, Colorado, came as a shock to the relatives and friends in the County. The child was only sick for a few hours, the attack which carried him away being spinal meningitis. He died on Friday, September 23, and was buried in the Gardner Cemetery on Saturday afternoon, Rev. Millsap conducting the services. Walsenburg World – September 29, 1910 – Died at Gardner, Colorado, Thursday, September 23, 1910, George Berry Clay, age 10 months, son of Dr. and Mrs. Clay of Gardner.

Clay, John
John Clay – Walsenburg World – July 7, 1910 – Because he refused to drink with him Lucas Trujillo Monday night shot and killed John Clay in a saloon at Jansen.

Clay, Larry Joseph Moody
Larry Joseph Moody Clay - Pueblo Chieftain - October 4, 2015 - Larry Joseph Moody Clay, 79, born May 22, 1936, in Winston-Salem, N.C., passed away Sept. 30, 2015, in Pueblo, Colo. Larry Joseph Moody Clay Survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Ginger; children, Kathy (Gary) Lamastus, Tracy Clay, Terry Clay, Crystal Clay, Sherry (Tony) Ruff and Eric Clay; grandchildren, Shawnda, Terry S., Adena, Amanda, Heather, Matthew, Cody, Daniel and Terry C.; numerous great-grandchildren; and dear friends, Chris and Alan Marck. Larry served in the U.S. Army for 22 years, went to Vietnam three times and retired as a first sergeant E8. He then operated Winchell’s Donuts and later retired from the Pueblo Army Depot. He enjoyed fishing, time with family and sun tanning while enjoying a beer and petting his dog, Spunky. He will be dearly missed. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the American Diabetes Association. At his request, no viewing or service.

Clayton, Lewis A.
Lewis A. Clayton - Pueblo Chieftain - March 26, 2015 - Lewis A. Clayton, 84, passed away March 24, 2015. Survived by his daughters, Lynne (Tom) Palmer and Pamela (Tom) Florczak; stepson, Patric R. (Liz) Benavidez; grandchildren, Zebulon (Natalie) Clayton, Corey Staples, Anthony Trujillo and Robert Florczak; three great-grandchildren; and good friends, Patty Pruett, Verle Steele and Dennis Ammon. Preceded in death by his wife of 28 years, Reina R. Clayton; son, Eugene Clayton; and brother, Billy Clayton. Lewis was born to John and Mollie Clayton on Dec. 28, 1930, in Pueblo. He retired as a sergeant from the Pueblo Police Department after 32 years of service. Lew loved his dog, LeRoy, and the outdoors. He was an avid horseman and fisherman. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Pastor Doug Cox officiating.

Clelland, Marceline
Marceline Clelland – Walsenburg World – June 22, 1911 – First White Resident of Trinidad Is Dead – Trinidad – Mrs. Marceline Clelland, said to be the first white woman locating in Trinidad, is dead at Salt Lake City and her remains were shipped to Trinidad for interment. She was the daughter of Capt. Burguine who came to Trinidad in 1867 and was later killed in the Taos massacre. She is survived by four children.

Clemans, Carol Leean
Carol Leean Clemans - Dignity memorial - June 3, 2013 - Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Aaron Norton, pastor of The Lord's Chapel in Segundo, Colo., officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 E. Interstate 40. Carol was born Jan. 30, 1941, in Albuquerque N.M., to William Lee and Jessie Rose Ault. She met Truman Clemans in 1986 and married him in Trinidad, Colo., on Oct. 30, 1998. Carol was employed as a day care worker for Amarillo Learning Center and was a member of the Red Hat Ladies of the Lagarita Community in Colorado. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and three brothers, Clyde, Paul and Brian Ault. Survivors include a sister, Rose Stephens of Austin; six brothers, Marty, Mike and Leroy Ault, all of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Ray, Bill and Jimmy Ault, all of Amarillo; two daughters, Barbara Hand of Dumas and Debbie George of Spearman; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Clement, Elaine Laverne
Elaine Laverne Hicks Clement - Pueblo Chieftain - September 7, 2014 - Elaine Laverne Hicks Clement, 85, was born on June 13, 1929, in Chicago. In 1973, she moved to Pueblo West. She passed away Aug. 30, 2014. Survived by Robin Marie Shepard, daughter; Timothy Michael Clement, son; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Memorial Mass, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Pueblo West.

Clementi, Mark T.
Mark T. Clementi - Pueblo Chieftain - January 28, 2016 - Mark T. Clementi, age 55, passed away on Jan. 27, 2016, after a long battler with cancer. Survived by his parents, Tom and Bobbi Clementi and Caroline Hanks; son, Mark Jr. of Virginia; daughters, Jennifer and Nicole of Texas; and a grandson, Tristan of Florida. Also survived by loving sisters, Tammy of Denver, Chris (Paul Shurtz) of Colorado Springs; and brother, Tom of Vista, Calif.; grandmother, Rita Kottenstette; nieces, Sandy, Britney and Marianne; nephews, Tom and Lucas; uncle, Ed Kotlar; and dear friends, Tony Dionese and Phil Vitale, among many others. Mark was predeceased by his sister, Gina; his grandparents, Mary Ann and Bernard Clementi, Fred Kottenstette; and his aunt, Phyllis Kotlar. Mass will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. The family would like to offer a special thank you to the staff at North Pointe Assisted Living and Sangre de Cristo Hospice. The family respectfully requests no food or flowers. Your thoughts and prayers are sufficient.

Clements, A. B. (Infant of)
Infant of A. B. Clements – Walsenburg World – August 19, 1920 – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, Sunday, August 15, 1920, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Clements. Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Starr officiating. Quite a number of friends followed the little casket to its resting place. The World extends sympathy to the bereaved family. Walsenburg World – August 19, 1920 – Card of Thanks – We wish to express our sincere thanks to all who helped us and for the many beautiful floral offerings sent during the illness and death of our little one. Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Clements and family.

Clements, Phyllis
Phyllis Jeanne Beauvais Clements - Pueblo Chieftain - January 24, 2017 - Phyllis Jeanne Beauvais Clements. On Jan. 21, 2017, God raised our mom, Phyllis Jeanne Beauvais Clements’ spirit to heaven. She is survived by daughter, Lynda Riehl (Sandi); two sons, Dan Clements (Brenda) and Mike Clements (Kathy). She had seven grandchildren and 18 great-grand-children. Phyllis also is survived by her brothers, Phil Beauvais and Fred (Butch) Beauvais; her sisters-in-law, Bev Beauvais and Audrey Beauvais; and brother-in-law, Tom Margison. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Clements; son, Bill Clements; sister, Lenore Margison; brothers, Don Beauvais and Jerry Beauvais; sisters-in-law, Linda Beauvais and Babbette Beauvais. Mom was the glue that held her family together. Throughout her life, she gave back to her community and served God in many ways. For many years, she volunteered at the DAV, cooking food for its bingo events. She was a volunteer at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. She volunteered within her church, the Shrine of St. Therese, as a Eucharistic Minister for the sick and homebound. She was involved with many other volunteering activities with the church. She will be truly missed by her community. The family would like to thank all the doctors and nurses at St. Mary-Corwin and Brookdale Assisted Living for your loving care. We would also like to thank the staff at the Joni Fair Hospice House for all they did to help her transition into God’s hands. You will always have a place in our hearts. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1107 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005; phone: 719-542-0032. Viewing will be 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. May you rest in peace.

Clemmensen, Alice Beryl
Alice Beryl Clemmensen - Chronicle News - April 1, 2010 - Alice Beryl Clemmensen, age 94, passed away at the Walsenburg Care Center on March 28, 2010. She was born in Siebert, Colorado on July 3, 1915 to Grace (Waugh) and Charlie Hamelton. On April 7, 1934, she was united in marriage to James C. Clemmensen in Trinidad, Colorado. Together the couple farmed and ranched north of Hoehne, Colorado for 67 years. Beryl was a volunteer at the Bloom Mansion and Pioneer Museum for nine years. Preceding her in death are parents, Grace and Charlie Hamelton; husband, James Clemmensen; daughter, Marvel Ann Price; son, Melvin Clemmensen, grandson, Alan Clemmensen and sister, Toots. Survivors are grandchildren, Marvin Price, Sharon Clemmensen, Leta Swapp, Sheree Price, Barry Clemmensen, Dale Clemmensen; great-grandchildren, Josh Price, Amber Price, Luke Santistevan, Leticia Santistevan, Ashley Clemmensen, Lacey Clemmensen, Wade Clemmensen; great-great-grandchildren, Ethan Asher Price, Lacey Santistevan and many dear friends. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, April 5, 2010 at the Comi Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, April 5, 2010 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Stan White officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are her friends. Active pallbearers are Marvin Price, Barry Clemmensen, Dale Clemmensen, Luke Santistevan, Franklin Price, Greg Swapp and Buddy Dalvit. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Clemmensen, Dale Monte
Dale Monte Clemmensen - Huerfano World Journal - September 14, 2017 - Dale Monte Clemmensen passed away unexpectedly on September 7, 2017. He was born February 13, 1964 to Melvin and Mary Ann Clemmensen. From the day Dale was born, health challenges existed. He attacked each one of them with a strength and ferociousness few possess. He did more with less than many people ever do. He was known to be a hard worker. At times, Dale worked three different jobs to make ends meet because he was determined to do life on his own terms. From his wheelchair, he managed the city dump, sold AVON products, and in the last several years, worked at the ACORN and TA Truck Stops where he was loved by his fellow employees and customers. Dale was an inspirational friend and mentor to many people. He had a natural ability to know when to listen and when to provide words of wisdom. Dale enjoyed reading and discussing books with anyone who shared the love of reading with him. He was preceded in death by his father Melvin; grandparents James and Beryl Clemmensen and Earl and Angelina Roberts, and his beloved pets, Sophie and Dottie. He is survived by his mother, Mary Ann Clemmensen; sister Sharon Clemmensen; brother Barry (Michele) Clemmensen; nieces Ashley and Lacey Clemmensen and nephew Wade Clemmensen; and by his uncle, numerous aunts, and cousins. He is also survived by his many friends of the Walsenburg community who greatly enriched his life. A Celebration of Life will be held in Dale’s honor on September 16, 2017 at the Walsenburg Community Center at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the local animal rescue, Los Huerfanos Animal Welfare Association, P.O. Box 409, Walsenburg, CO 81089. Please join the family to celebrate a life well lived.

Clemmensen, Eugene H.
Eugene H. “Gene” Clemmensen - Chronicle News - November 1, 2007 - Eugene H. “Gene” Clemmensen of Hoehne, CO, passed away on October 29, 2007 at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg, CO, under the loving care of the Sangre de Cristo Hospice of Walsenburg and Trinidad. He was 90. Gene was born in Chicosa, Colorado on October 29, 1917 to Fannie J. (Dalby) and John Clemmensen. He attended school at Chicosa and later Hoehne High School. Gene was inducted into the Army on March 15, 1942 at Fort Bliss, Texas. He received his infantry training at Camp Roberts, CA. He was trained as a rifleman and light truck driver. He served in Company E, 161st Infantry, 25th Division (Lightning Division) in the battles and campaigns of the North Solomons, Guadalcanal and Luzon. The 25th Division was in contact with the enemy without a break for 119 days when the fall of Luzon was announced. Gene was wounded in action on August 2, 1943, in the Pacific Theatre on New Georgia Island. He was sent to the Hebrides to recuperate and later rejoined his Company in Guadalcanal. He received numerous decorations and citations, including a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart, before separating from the Army on October 3, 1945 at Fort Logan, CO. On March 22, 1946, he was united in marriage to Mary Edith Jones in Trinidad, Colorado. Together they ranched and farmed in the Hoehne area for many years. He was also employed by Jimmy Cummings as a cowboy for several years and then for the Las Animas County Road Crew in the Model and Trinidad areas, where he took great pride in caring for and maintaining the county roads. Preceding him in death were parents, Fannie J. and John Clemmensen; wife, Mary Edith Clemmensen; siblings, Louise Detamore, Paul Clemmensen, James Clemmensen., Betty Johnson and Katherine Jennison. Survivors are daughter, Cheryl L. Clemmensen, Hoehne; sister-in-law, Beryl Clemmensen, Trinidad; brother- in-law, Clair Detamore of Kansas City, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation was Wednesday, from 4:00 PM-8:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, November 1, 2007 at 10:00 AM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Randy Short officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearer is Dale Clemmensen. Active Pallbearers are Henry John-son, Marvin Price and Jeff Montoya of the Trinidad area, Hubert Johnson from Pueblo, Barry Clemmensen from Boone and Barry Jones of Littleton. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 129 Kansas Ave., Walsenburg, Colorado 81089. Family may be contacted at the home address. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Clemmensen, Mary Edith
Mary Edith Clemmensen - Chronicle News - June 13, 2005 - Mary Edith Clemmensen, of Hoehne, Colo., passed away on June 7, 2005 at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo, Colo. She was 85. She was born in Amarillo, Texas on December 8, 1919 to Pearl (Willis) and Richard Henry Jones. She attended grade school northeast of Branson at Whitewater, Wallace and sometimes attended school in neighbors' homes. Mary attended high school in Oklahoma, Kim, Branson and graduated from Trinidad High School in 1936. After graduating from high school at age 16, she began her employment at Kress’s as assistant manager, where she worked until she married. On March 22, 1946, Mary was united in marriage to Eugene Clemmensen in Trinidad, Colorado. Together they ranched and farmed in the Hoehne area until their retirement. Mary made beautiful handwork and enjoyed sewing. She was an avid reader. Mary was always excited about her new calf crop each year because she loved to watch them play, She also loved the outdoors. Preceding her in death are parents, Pearl and Richard Jones; sisters Marjory Talcott, Joyce Rutledge; brothers Wilson Jones, Rex Jones, and Richard Henry Jones. Survivors are husband Eugene Clemmensen, Hoehne; daughter Cheryl L. Clemmensen, Durango, Co.; brother Ivan (Florence) Jones, Seneca, Missouri; one aunt, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation will be Tuesday from 8AM-2PM at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at 2PM at Comi Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Cary Nelson officiating. Interment will follow at Masonic Cemetery. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at the Senior Citizens Center, 1222 San Pedro. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to the March of Dimes or the charity of their choice. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Clemon, Harry
Harry Clemon – Walsenburg World – February 27, 1908 – Died at North Veta, Colorado, on Saturday, February 22, 1908, Mr. Harry Clemon, age 19 years. Mr. Clemon was a stepson of Mr. Robert Gillespie of North Veta. The body was interred at the cemetery at LaVeta.

Clendenen, James Clark
James Clark Clendenen – Chronicle News – April 15, 2015 – James “Clark” Clendenen, 75, born April 13, 1939 in Marion, Ohio, passed away April 10, 2015 at his home in Pueblo West, with his family by his side. He retired after many years as a railroad engineer. Clark is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Jan Clendenen; children Kimberly (Kurt) Larsen, Kelly Jean Talhelm (Gregg McCaa), Joseph Clendenen; grandchildren, Jenny and Jared Talhelm, Page and Lexi Larsen; and a large extended family. Memorial mass, 2 p.m., Thursday, April 16, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Pueblo West.

Clenin, John Alonzo
John A. Clenin - Chronicle News - March 4, 2014 - John A. Clenin, 90, died Feb. 28, 2014, in Denver. He was born July 13, 1923, in California, Mo., to Fred and Laura (Sappington) Clenin. John was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, where he served honorably as a member of the 10th Mountain Division and was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge. Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal and several campaign ribbons. He married Mildred E. Burrescia March 1, 1946, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. From this union they had two children, Dennis and Sue. He received most of his training working on the job in construction. Some of the projects he worked in the 1940s and early 1950s were St. Joseph›s Church and the El Rancho Club. John worked for the city for 50 years, and he retired in 2000. He began working for the city in 1950 with the water department reading water meters. He supervised the pipeline from Monument Lake to the filtering plant. He made the forms for the base of the water tank on top of Garfield Ave. He continued there until 1954, when he was involved in a terrible car accident on his way hunting. He was laid up for a year and a half. When he returned to the city, Gene Aiello was the city manager at the time. Aiello placed him in the Parks and Recreation Department. In 1958, the building inspector›s position opened up and Clenin filled that position, which he held until his retirement. Over the years he had seen the number of permits and the size of homes increase dramatically. He was quoted in the Trinidad Plus that “There were years when we had maybe one new house a year and maybe 50 permits all year.” In 1999 he said he oversaw 468 permits and 45 new houses. As inspector he used to oversee plumbing, electrical and heating, but in the early 1990s, the state took over all those inspections. When asked what advice he had for the person who will fill his position he said simply, “guts.” He went on to tell of being yelled at on jobs, being chased by a contractor with a two by four, having a sledge hammer swung at him, and even a gun pulled on him. Although he said at the time, “contractors today are a lot better than when I started working.” He is survived by his son Dennis (Kathy) Clenin and daughter Sue (Nicholas) Muller: grandchildren Kyle and Carly Clugston, Tom and Gina Clenin; great-grandchildren, Monique Clenin, Dennis and Michael Cereceres; great-great-granddaughters, Kielee Cereceres and Delena Cereceres; and great-great-grandsons, Michael Cereceres II and Malachy Valdez, all of Denver; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Clenin, Mildred E.
Mildred E. Clenin - Chronicle News - June 9, 2007 - Mildred E. Clenin, 84, died June 5, 2007, in Denver, Colo. She was born October 2, 1922, in Trinidad to Joe and Victoria (Iaconetti) Burrescia. She attended Trinidad public schools. She married John A. Clenin March 1, 1946 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. From this union, they had two children: Dennis and Sue. Mildred worked as a homemaker, clerk at Moses Department Store and was a member of the DAV Auxiliary and Holy Trinity Parish. She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Joe (Mary Ann), Anthony (Barbara), and Carl Burrescia. She is survived by her husband John, son Dennis (Kathy) Clenin and daughter Sue (Nicholas) Muller, grandchildren Kyle and Carly Clugston, Tom and Gina Clenin, great-grandchildren Monique Clenin, Dennis and Michael Cereceres, and great-great-granddaughter Kielee Cereceres all of Denver; sister, Lucy (Joe) Garbo, Trinidad, and numerous nieces and nephews. A Rosary will be held Tuesday, June 12, at 2 p.m. at The Stork Family Mortuary, 1895 Wadsworth Blvd, Denver, Colo., 80214. Visitation will be Wednesday June 13, 2007, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Click, Ruth Erline
Ruth Erline Click - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 2016 - Ruth Erline Click, 81, passed away June 20, 2016, in Colorado Springs. Funeral service, 1 p.m. today, Davis Memorial Chapel. Graveside service and interment, 11 a.m. on Monday in the Des Moines Cemetery, Des Moines, N.M.

Cliff, Doris
Doris Farber Cliff - Chronicle News - July 31, 2013 - Doris Farber Cliff, March 24, 1920 - June 25, 2013 - Doris Farber Cliff, former Trinidad resident and member of the Friends of Historical Trinidad, died on June 25, 2013 surrounded by her children. Doris graduated from Trinidad High School in 1938 and was a member of the "Elegant Eight.” She enjoyed a lifelong fondness for Trinidad, and in keeping with her wishes, her ashes will be interred at Trinidad Masonic Cemetery alongside her parents Sam and Bula Farber. A private memorial service will be held on September 1, 2013 in Aurora, Colorado.

Clifford, J. W.
J. W. Clifford – Walsenburg World – October 2, 1903 – The death of J. W. Clifford occurred at an early hour Wednesday morning, September 30, 1903, at his residence in Gardner. For several days he has not been well, but it was thought his indisposition was not of a serious nature; however, he seemed to have premonition of his approaching end, having recently so stated to friends, enjoining secrecy that his loving wife might be spared unnecessary worry and solicitude. Despite the affliction of total blindness at the age of 14, caused by the accidental discharge of a firearm in the hands of a boy companion, he possessed unusual cheerful and kindly disposition, extending a hearty greeting to all, friend or stranger, with whom he came in contact. He was kind, generous and just, his last whispered words being a constant repetition of the phrase, “The golden rule! The golden rule!” The heartfelt sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved wife and son. The deceased was born at Upper Alton, Madison County, Illinois, December 22, 1845, being in his 58th year at the time of his death. His youth and early manhood were passed in the county of his birth, where he was married to Hallie A. Adams, who, together with one son Roy A. Clifford of Pueblo, and one sister, Mrs. Martha Smythe of Holly Springs, Mississippi, survive him. Mr. Clifford located in Gardner in 1889, conducting a successful merchandising business up to the time of his death. He was a public spirited citizen, taking great interest and an active part in the political affairs of Huerfano County. Funeral services were conducted at the residence Thursday at 2 o’clock by Rev. Hench of Walsenburg and interment made in the Gardner Cemetery, followed by a large concourse of sympathizing friends.

Clifford, J. W. (Daughter of)
Daughter of J. W. Clifford – Walsenburg World – March 9, 1899 – Died on Tuesday, February 28, the 18-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Clifford.

Clift, James Edward Jr.
James Edward "Ed" Clift Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 4, 2015 - James Edward “Ed” Clift Jr., 81, passed away Feb. 24, 2015. He was born to the late James E. Clift Sr. and Dorothy Clift on April 9, 1933, in Pueblo, Colo. Ed served as a Marine, and received several medals. He was honorably discharged in 1954. After serving in the military, Ed returned home to work for CF&I. He worked as a scale master for over 25 years. Ed is survived by his wife, Judy Clift; granddaughter, Heather Weaver; and great-grandson, Michael Weaver. He also leaves behind his beloved pets. Viewing, noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2015; funeral service to follow at 2 p.m., all at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Clift, Rex
Rex L. Clift - Pueblo Chieftain - Tuesday, July 3, 2001 - Rex L. Clift was born in Hungry Gulch, Colo., on Nov. 12, 1904. His parents, Benjamin and Willetta Clift, had four children: Oklof, Earl, Rex and Clinton. At the age of 96, Rex was the last surviving son. Rex married his beloved wife, Neva May Pruitt, May 19, 1928. She passed away in September of 1987. Though gone, Neva was Rex's one true love and always remained so. Rex's love of life was an inspiration to not only his family, but also his extended family --- who combined are too numerous to mention and included almost everyone who met him. Rex spent his life working on the Clift family homestead raising sheep and cattle well into his 90s. He enjoyed his work and so he enjoyed his life. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 2001, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, July 6, 2001, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment to follow at 2 p.m. at the Rosita Cemetery in Rosita, Colo. Donations may be made in his name to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst Place, Pueblo, CO 81004

Clinch, Josephine E.
Josephine E. Clinch - Denver Post - June 22, 2003 - Josephine E. Clinch, born July 26, 1902 in Walsenburg, CO, passed away June 19, 2003 in Denver, CO. Preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Augustine, and granddaughter Karen Bralich. Survived by son Richard of Wheat Ridge, CO, and daughter Rita of Kingman, AZ; granddaughter Sharon Muehe of Westminster, CO, and Dolores O'Neill; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be missed by many relatives and dear friends. Visitation, Sunday from 2-5 p.m.; visitation continues Monday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Mass, Tuesday 11:30 a.m.; all at the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary. Interment, Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Cline, Daniel
Daniel Cline - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2015 - Daniel Cline, 64. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Cline, Mary Lucille
Mary Lucille Cline - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2015 - Mary Lucille Cline, 83, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack S. Cline. Mary is survived by three children, Jack R. Cline, Donna Young and Kim Smith. Services for Mary will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, at Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church.

Cline, Richard Dennis
Richard Cline - Pueblo Chieftain - June 5, 2015 - Richard Dennis “Dick” Cline, 87, passed away June 2, 2015. Survived by his wife of 64 years, Shirley; children, Eve A. (Rusty) Papish of Colorado Springs, Timothy B. Cline of Florence, Ariz., John C. Cline of Mesa, Ariz., Matthew T. Cline of Denver and Ellen J. (Luke) Nelson of Pueblo; brother, Donald Cline of Phoenix, Ariz.; sister, Gloria Kerr of Sahuarita, Ariz.; grandchildren, Chelsea L. Meier and Kyle R. Meier; great-grandchild, Damion; and numerous nieces and nephews. Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Opal Cline. Dick was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during WWII and the Korean Conflict. He graduated from Pueblo Junior College (PCC) and the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1953. Dick was employed in the financial field as an insurance broker, stockbroker, manager and bank administrator. He was very active in theater and an organizing member of the Impossible Players, receiving its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009. He did a one-man show called “Charles Goodnight” for many years, which helped raise money for local organizations. Dick served on and chaired many community boards including the Jaycees, Chamber of Commerce, Broadway Theater League, Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, Goodwill, SRDA, Diversified Industries for the Disabled, Girl Scouts and the United Way. Dick was inducted into the Pueblo Hall of Fame in 2013. He was a member of BPO Elks Lodge No. 90 and Rotary 43, serving as president in 1974-75. Dick had a kind heart, maintained a positive outlook, loved his family, friends and life. He will be missed. Service, 2 p.m. Saturday, June 6, 2015, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center or Posada through the funeral home.

Clock, K. L. (Dr.)
Dr. K. L. Clock – Walsenburg World – April 29, 1920 – Is Premeditated Plan – Dr. 57 Years Old Takes Chloroform – Leaves Note to Girl Bride Who Was Attending Business College – Walsenburg, Colorado, April 23 – Leaving a note to his 19-year-old bride of a year, Catherine, the daughter of his brother, explaining that he was breaking his promise to postpone the act about which they had often consulted but that he believed his removal would solve the problem of her future, Dr. K. L. Clock, 57 years old, committed suicide here by taking chloroform at his home. The body of Dr. Clock, who was physician for the Victor-American Fuel Company at its Ravenswood Mine, 3 miles south of here, was found by a mine employee who had gone to the physician’s home to obtain treatment for a slight injury. The doors and windows were securely locked and barred and Coroner R. E. Thomas, who was summoned, said that apparently Dr. Clock had been dead for several hours. Mrs. Clock, the physician’s niece, was sent by the doctor to Pueblo a week ago to enter a business college. She was notified of his death and returned to Walsenburg. Whether her entering school was for the purpose of preparing to make her own way, in contemplation of which Dr. Clock had promised to postpone his suicide, is a matter which has not been determined. The only information available here concerning the motive for the suicide, other than a desire to free his wife from the embarrassment of being married to her uncle, was contained in the note clutched in the dead man’s hand and addressed to her. The note follows: “Dearest Catherine – I promised you I would postpone this act, but I am breaking it today as I think it is best for you. Am leaving a check for the balance of my bank account after expenses of simple burial is held here. Please have no ceremony. You will understand, as we have talked this matter over pertaining to your future. With my removal the matter can be more readily solved. I am to blame for mismanagement of this affair and ask your forgiveness. I asked Mr. Pendleton to assist in settling my financial affairs if I signed the initial “K” – So here goes. Goodbye; I hope to meet you in heaven.” According to information gathered by the coroner, Dr. Clock married his niece in Iowa about a year ago. Soon after their marriage he came to Walsenburg and was appointed physician for the Victor-American Company at Ravenwood. Dr. Clock formerly lived at Ft. Lupton, where his first wife, who obtained a divorce several years ago, and her daughter, still reside.

Clough, Brett Edward
Brett Edward Clough - Pueblo Chieftain - April 2, 2017 - Brett Edward Clough, 47, passed away March 25, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at Christ on the Mountain Parish, 13922 W. Utah Ave., Lakewood, CO 80228. The celebration of Brett's life will continue at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, at CaT's Pourhouse, 147 Tiffany Drive, Pueblo West, CO 81007. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Brett Clough Memorial Fund at Legacy Bank, 7 E. Spaulding Ave., Pueblo West, CO 81007, or any local Legacy Bank. Visit HoranCares.com to view full obituary.

Cloyd, Elizabeth G.
Elizabeth "Betty" G. Vensor Cloyd - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 2017 - Elizabeth "Betty" G. Vensor Cloyd, 82, passed away March 15, 2017. She was born Feb. 13, 1935, in Weston, Colo., to the union of Albino and Eva (Vigil) Vensor. Both preceded her in death along with her husband, Darryl Cloyd; her siblings, Kenneth, Elmer and Juan Vensor, Christella Lopez, Viola Lopez, and Anita Rico. Betty retired as an LPN Nurse and Psychiatric Technician for the State Hospital. She enjoyed doing puzzles and watching the Broncos. But most of all, she loved being with her family. Betty is survived by her sisters, Frances Vensor, Patricia Duran and Terry (Victor) Espinoza; sister-in-law, Maria Rosa Vensor; a host of nephews and nieces to include her caretaker, Zina Lopez; other relatives and friends. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Friday, March 24, 2017, Holy Family Parish. Inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Clymer, Marvin
Marvin Clymer - Times Call - January 13, 2015 - Marvin Joe Clymer of Lafayette, CO passed away October 18, 2014 in Thornton, CO at the age of 83, surrounded by his family and family from Elms Haven, where he had spent the last three years battling Alzheimer's disease. Joe was born in Greeley, CO on June 17, 1931. His mother passed away when he was only 2 weeks old so he was raised by his sister and brother. As a teen, he lived with his brother Clyde and sister-in-law, Inez in Lincoln, NE and Aspen, CO. After serving in the US Air Force, he met and married Roberta "Bert" Kopsa on July 5, 1956. The couple resided in Denver, Loveland, Galton, Greeley, Rye, Pueblo, and Holly, CO and had five children together. Joe held several positions mostly related to road construction and maintenance including the Colorado State Highway Dept. as well as the City Lafayette, but his real passion was his love for music and performing. He played guitar and sang his favorite country music for adoring fans all over Colorado and made a couple of records with some of his band members over the years. Joe was also known for his tremendous sense of humor. From his vast recollections of jokes to his near perfect impressions of Donald Duck and Pepe' Lepew' he could keeps his friends and family entertained for hours. " Deep within his heart lies a melody" The song is ended but the melody lingers on Dad. He was preceded in death by his mother and father Orville and Bertha, his stepmother, Doris, his brothers Clyde and Harland as well as his wife of 15 years, Roberta Kopsa Clymer. He is survived by: his children, Terry (Roger) Roberts of Longmont, CO; Eldon (Denise) Clymer of Fiddletown, CA; Douglas (Wendy) Clymer of Sacramento, CA; Sandra (Ivan) Kyles of Plymouth, CA; and Marvin "Pete" Clymer of Brighton, CO; his sisters, Eva "Dut" Bartholomew of Greely, CO, Evelyn "Evy" Mathis of Greeley, CO, June (Jim) Carolus, of Greeley, CO and brother Bill (Pam) Clymer of Briggsdale, CO.; grand children; Kristie (Jeremiah) Beckett, Nash Seufer of Longmont, CO, Casey Lee, of Longmont, CO, Helen (Ben) Holzmeister, Travis Clymer of Napa, CA, Austin (Nicolette) Clymer of Napa, CA, Sadie Clymer of Sacramento, CA, Lacie Clymer of Yuba City, CA, Joshua Clymer of San Francisco, CA, Amanda Clymer of Sacramento, CA, Tiah Akerly of Plymouth, CA, Sarah Gribble of Placerville, CA, Cullen Akerly of Plymouth, CA, Jeremy Clymer of Sacramento, CA, and Skylar Clymer of Sacramento, CA,; great grand children: Jordynn, Avry, and Brooklyn Lee; Ethan and Braden Beckett, Jesse French and Narina Holzmeister, Caden and Claire Gribble; and Stella Brooks; and scores of nieces and nephews. There will be a celebration of life held on January 24, 2015 at: 2:00pm at Carroll-Lewellen, 503 Terry St, Longmont CO with reception to follow. Military honors provided by American Legion Post #32 Longmont.

Clymer, Roberta
Roberta Clymer - Times Call - April 6, 2013 - Roberta "Bert" Deraldine Clymer of Lafayette, CO passed away on February 28, 2013 under Hospice care in Louisville after a short struggle with cancer at the age of 73. She was born in Galton, CO on October 14, 1939 to Wesley Kopsa and Ceylon (Bolin) Kopsa. She attended elementary and high school in Galeton and married Marvin "Joe" Clymer on July 5, 1956. The couple resided in Denver, Loveland, Galton, Greely, Rye, Pueblo, and Holly, CO and had five children together. Bert pursued several careers over the span of her full life including; serving as manager of the "Caravan" restaurant and lounge in Pueblo and owning her own business which she fondly named the "Hang Out" in Holly. Bert received certifications in cosmetology and nursing while in Holly. In 1978, she moved to Wheatland WY and married Charles "Chuck" Carrington where they raised their 7 school aged children. Bert also joined the Teamsters union and drove heavy trucks on large construction projects. When construction slowed in Wheatland the couple moved to Dodge City KS and then to Vernal UT where they continued to work together on large construction projects. In 1983 Bert moved back to Greely and earned a real estate license where she worked until 1988 when she moved to Plymouth CA to be close to her children and grandchildren. There, she became involved in the local Democratic Central Committee and successfully battled lymphoma in 1993. In 2008, Bert moved to Lafayette to be closer to her family in Colorado. There, she continued to enjoy her love of life, family, her Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, politics, and crossword puzzles. Through her example, Roberta instilled the virtues of love, honesty, hard work, and selfless sacrifice. Her laugh was know to all who met her. Roberta's passing was preceded by her parents Wesley and Ceylon, her brothers Wesley, Robert, Darold Dean, and sister Katherine. She is survived by: her children; Terry Roberts and Marvin "Pete" Clymer of Longmont as well as Eldon Clymer, Doug Clymer, and Sandy Kyles who reside in California; her sisters; Joy, Betty, and Donna; 15 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; scores of nephews and nieces and hundreds of friends who've been touched by her spirit. There will be a celebration of life held on April 13, 2013 at: 1:00pm at Carroll-Lewellen, 503 Terry St, Longmont, CO with reception to follow at Moose Lodge, 2200 Pratt St. Longmont Co. Donations may be sent to Tru Community Care in Louisville.

Clymer, Susan
Susan Daly Clymer - The Herald Democrat - December 11, 2012 - Susan Daly Clymer of La Veta, Colo., died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg, Colo. She is survived by her husband, Colonel Albert Clymer; daughters, Beth Ellis, Kathy Poff; sons, Rob and Steve Pinkerton; brothers, David, Hugh and Larry Daly; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial scholarship in her name is being established at La Veta High School. Donations can be sent to P.O. Box 85, La Veta, CO 81055, attention Sue Smith. Please make checks payable to La Veta School District Re-2 and add a comment "for Susan Clymer's Memorial Scholarship fund." A Memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Nov. 30 at Saint Benedict Episcopal Church, located at 113 W. Field St. in La Veta.

Coan, C. H. (Major)
Major C. H. Coan – Walsenburg World – July 16, 1914 – Walsenburg, July 15 – Maj. C. H. Coan, 69 years old, a veteran of the Civil War, prominent attorney and politician, died of a complication of diseases at his home at 7 o’clock this morning. Major Coan has been in very poor health for some time. Following a trip to Denver where he spoke before a progressive meeting and was in conference with Horace Hawkins concerning the strike, he was confined to his bed. His condition from the first made his recovery doubtful. Mr. Coan was born in Rutland, Vermont. When yet in his teens he came to the Middle West. On the breaking out of the Civil War he enlisted in the 129th Illinois Infantry and served with distinction throughout the war. He was wounded at the Battle of Chattanooga and spent six months in the hospital. At the close of the war he was mustered out at Indianapolis. In 1876 he moved to Kansas where he began the practice of law. He was prominent among the early Kansas politicians. He served for some time as prosecuting attorney, several times stumped the state in political campaigns. In 1890 he moved from Kansas to Pueblo, where he again practiced law. Failing health compelled him to give up his practice. He moved to Huerfano County in the vicinity of Sharpsdale, where he took up a homestead. Since homesteading he has taken an active part in county politics and at the time of his death was chairman of the County Progressives. Two years ago he moved to Walsenburg and began to practice law. Since the beginning of the strike he has acted as counsel for the United Mine Workers of America. He has been very active as a speaker as well as in a legal way. While the Congressional Committee was sitting at Walsenburg he was a witness for the unions. Within a year Mr. Coan has become prominent in state as well as county politics. He leaves a widow, two daughters, and a son. Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning in the Methodist Church. The body will be taken to monument, Colorado, for burial. Pueblo Chieftain. Walsenburg World – July 16, 1914 – The funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Church this morning, after which the body was shipped to Monument, Colorado, for burial. In honor of his services as a veteran an escort of cavalry from militia headquarters escorted the body from the house to the church and to the train.

Coan, L. O. (Infant daughter of)
Infant Daughter of L. O. Coan – Walsenburg World – August 5, 1897 – Died the home of her parents in this town, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Coan, August 31, 1897. The sorrowing parents have sympathy of the community.

Coan, L. O. (Mrs.)
Mrs. L. O. Coan – Walsenburg World – August 12, 1897 – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, August 5, 1897, Mrs. Coan, wife of L. O. Coan.

Coatney, Iris
Iris “Maxine” Coatney - Pueblo Chieftain - July 1, 2016 - Iris “Maxine” Coatney, 93, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on June 11, 2016. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. July 2, 2016, at West Street Baptist Church. Family will gather at the church hall following the service.

Coats, Frances Leona
Frances Leona Coats - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 2015 - Frances Leona Coats, 96, passed away Sept. 18, 2015. Survived by children, Carolyn (William) Bradish of Littleton, James (Karen) Coats of Pueblo and Fred (Naomi) Coats of Cabazon, Calif.; sister, Helen Hansen-Logue of Colorado Springs; and five grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Fredrick Floyd Coats; and parents. Leona was born to Carl and Mella Hansen on Aug. 22, 1919. She enjoyed music, writing poetry and was a member of Sonrise Church. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, at Sonrise Church, 421 E. Spaulding Ave., Pueblo West.

Coats, Quincey
Quincey Coats – Pueblo Chieftain – July 17, 2014 - Man killed, baby dies after Pueblo bar shooting - A shooting suspect killed a man and wounded a pregnant woman whose baby died at the hospital after it was later delivered. The fatal shooting took place around 12:15 a.m. Thursday at Sharky’s Bar, 1549 E. Evans Ave. The homicide victim was identified by police Thursday as Quincey Coats, 23. The woman, who police said suffered serious injuries, was identified as Nicole Vallejos, 28. Vallejos was pregnant, police said. When Vallejos was taken to a local hospital her baby was delivered but it did not survive. Police said the child is now considered a second homicide victim. Coats and Vallejos are believed to be boyfriend and girlfriend, police said. Witnesses said the shooter came in the bar and began firing at the two victims. It’s unclear how many shots were fired. Police are looking for the suspect in the shooting. The suspect fled north from behind Sharky’s after shooting the two people, according to Sgt. Eric Gonzales of the Pueblo Police Department. The suspect is described as a man that’s about 5 feet 5 inches tall with a medium build. He was wearing a black hoodie and a blue mask. The investigation is ongoing. Pueblo Chieftain – July 18, 2014 - Police captured a double homicide suspect Friday in connection to Thursday morning’s shooting at Sharky’s Bar, 1549 East Evans Avenue. Damen Blake, 37, was identified by police Friday afternoon as the man who they suspect fatally shot a man and also wounded a pregnant woman whose baby died after it was delivered later. Blake was taken into custody around 5 p.m. at a home on the 400 block of West Abriendo Avenue after efforts had been made throughout the day to locate him. Pueblo police officers, detectives and SWAT team members were out in groups searching areas and conducting search warrants throughout the day trying to find Blake. Pueblo SWAT officers conducted a search warrant of a residence they believed Blake was at on the corner of Amherst and Oxford streets around 1:30 p.m. Friday in relation to the homicide but Blake escaped, police said. He was taken into custody without incident at the home on the 400 block of West Abriendo and transported to the Pueblo Police Department where the investigation continues. Police wouldn’t say what led them to the home where Blake was captured. Blake had a no-bond warrant for first-degree murder, according to police. He is suspected of killing Quincey Coats, 23, and wounding Nicole Vallejos, 28, during a shooting around 12:15 a.m. Thursday at Sharky’s. He was reportedly wearing a black hoodie and a blue mask during the shooting. Vallejos was pregnant, police said. When Vallejos was taken to a local hospital her baby was delivered but it did not survive. Police said the child is considered a second homicide victim. Coats and Vallejos were believed to be boyfriend and girlfriend, according to police. Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2014 - Quincey Coats, 23, passed away July 17, 2014. Arrangements pending. Pueblo Chieftain – July 22, 2014 - New information in the case of Damen Delvon Blake, 37 — facing two counts of first-degree murder following a Thursday shooting at Sharky’s Bar, 1549 E. Evans Ave. — Reveals That Revenge May Have Been A Motive - Blake, aka Damen Cade, is suspected of fatally wounding Quincey Coats, 24, and wounding a pregnant Nicole Vallejos, 28, which led to the loss of her child at birth. Witnesses told police the suspect entered the bar with a silver semi-automatic handgun and fired eight to 10 rounds at the victims. Coats attempted to run out the bar’s back door but was chased by Blake, who continued to fire. Witnesses also observed Vallejos on the ground, bleeding from a wound to the abdomen. Pueblo Chieftain – July 27, 2014 - Quincey O’neal Coats Sr., 23, passed away unexpectedly July 17, 2014. Born July 25, 1990, in Riverside, Calif. Survived by his wife, Amanda Hinojose Coats; children, Tyona Elvida Coats, Quincy O’neal Coats Jr. and Jordan James Coats; parents, Stacey Coats and Kimberly Renee Brock; grandmother, Amila Williams; siblings, Timothy Williams, Brittaney Williams and Senacca (Jami) Manning; numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel. Cremation to follow. Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2014 - Quincy Oneal Coats, infant, our precious angel, passed away July 17, 2014. Preceded in death by his father, Quincey Oneal Coats Sr. Survived by his loving mom, Nicole Vallejos; grandparents, Carl and Brenda Vallejos; siblings, Lorraine Vallejos, Letecia Martinez and Laveah Lucero; an uncle, Carlos Vallejos; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who loved him dearly and were waiting for his arrival. God has another little angel. Celebration of Life, 1 p.m. Thursday, Angelus Chapel. Family will receive friends at Zaragoza Hall following the service.

Cobb, Susan Lynette
Susan Lynette Cobb - Chronicle News - May 26, 2005 - Susan Lynette Cobb, age 47, passed away May 24, 2005 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was born September 10, 1957 to Opal Mae (Baker) and Thomas Leon. Susan loved the mountains and the outdoors. She was an avid fisherwoman and camper, enjoyed travel and experiencing anything new and exciting. Preceding her in death are father Thomas Leon; and step-father Richard Nall. Survived by mother Opal Nall, Trinidad; sister Shelly (Russ) Mehaffy, Trinidad; niece Beth Mehaffy, Roswell, NM; nephew Bill Mehaffy, Trinidad; great-niece Shyanne Mehaffy and great-nephew Kaleb Mehaffy of Roswell, NM; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 31 from 4:00-7:00 PM at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 1, 2005 at 10:00AM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor David Cook officiating. Interment will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Coberly, Diana Lynn
Diana Lynn Coberly - Chronicle News - January 30, 2012 - Diana Lynn Coberly, age 62, passed away unexpectedly at home on January 26, 2012. She was born in Trinidad, Colorado on July 15, 1949 to Mae (Richardson) and Charles Festi, whom both preceded her in death. She attended area schools graduating from Trinidad High School in 1967. She then attended TSJC for a year. On December 4, 1970, Diana was united in marriage to Donald Coberly in Trinidad, Colorado. Diana was employed at the Las Animas County Social Services for some time and then for the Las Animas County Rehabilitation Center. She later worked as the front desk clerk for Holiday/Quality Inn. Together with her father Charlie, she helped with the family business (Charlie’s BBQ). Diana also enjoyed going with her father to Eagles Nest to fish. She was an avid bowler. Her greatest joy was her family and she spent much of her time with her grandchildren. Survivors are husband Donald Coberly, Trinidad, sons Travis (Kristee) Coberly, Trinidad, Douglas (Heather) Coberly, Trinidad, Troy Coberly, Trinidad, six grandchildren, Candace, Brittnee, Sydney, Brookelyn, Dakota and Troy Jr. (T.J.). Also surviving are her brothers Charles (Pat) Festi, Trinidad, Mike( Frances) Festi, Trinidad, brothers and sisters in law, Ronald Coberly, Basalt, Colo., Joe (Wendy) Coberly, Trinidad, Pauline (Jim) Baca, Brighton, Colo., Ed Coberly Northglenn, Colo., Bill (Theresa) Coberly, Thornton, Colo., Zita Crichton, Northglenn, Colo., numerous nieces, nephews, and friends including special friend Ken Tapia. Visitation will be Monday from 3 - 6 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be Monday January 30, 2012 at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Charles Festi, Michael Festi, Jude Sears, Ken Tapia, Joey Coberly and Ryan Coberly. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Coberly, Doris Tegwen
Doris Tegwen Coberly - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 2016 -. Doris Tegwen Coberly’s spirit left the confines of her 93-year-old body Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016. She is reunited with her husband, mother, sisters, youngest son many more family and friends in the hereafter. Doris Coberly’s funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, at the Solid Rock Baptist Church, Fowler, Colo. There will be a public viewing from 10 until 10:45 a.m. There also will be light refreshments available. There is no graveside service. All are welcome but, please don’t hesitate to stay home with family and friends and remember Doris in your own ways. Merry Christmas! Flowers by Jeanne in Fowler, Colo., if you wish. In lieu of flowers, please donate to National Multiple Sclerosis Society (http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Donate).

Coberly, James Blaine
James Blaine "Jim" Coberly - Pueblo Chieftain - November 2, 2017 - James Blaine "Jim" Coberly, 68, of Canon City, born April 14, 1949, passed away Oct. 27, 2017. Jim, loving husband, brother, and uncle, is best described by his life of service. Upon graduation from college during the conflict in Vietnam, he enlisted in the United States Army, where he served until his retirement as a major in 1991. He then served the New Mexico Supreme Court until his retirement from public service in 2012. Jim's significant service in the Masonic fraternity touched the lives and Masonic experiences of men throughout the United States, especially in Colorado and New Mexico. He was raised by his father at Ashlar Lodge No. 115 in Fowler, Colo., in 1974. He served as Worshipful Master of Sandoval Lodge No. 76 in Rio Rancho, N.M., and was very active in several New Mexico lodges, also serving New Mexico Grand Lodge as a District Deputy Grand Master. At the time he joined the Celestial Lodge above, he was secretary of Mount Moriah Lodge No. 15 in Canon City, serving the Colorado Grand Lodge as a District Lecturer. He dedicated himself to Southern Colorado Consistory, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, in many roles. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, William J. and Doris (Koon) Coberly; brother, Thomas and sister-in-law, Margaret Lavern Chandler. He is survived by his wife, Marsha; brother, David (Jean); sister-in-law, Ruth; brothers-in-law, Alvin, Dick (Rose), Robert (Audrey); numerous nephews and nieces; many Masonic brothers and their families; as well as other friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, Wilson Funeral Home, 1449 S. Ninth St., Canon City, CO 81212. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim's memory may be made to the Scottish Rite Foundation of Colorado or Shriners Hospitals for Children. Services have been entrusted to Holt Family Funeral Home.

Coberly, Mary Pauline
Mary Pauline Coberly - Chronicle News - July 2, 2004 - With sorrow we announce the death of our mother, Mary Pauline Coberly, age 87, who was born on November 13, 1916 in Aspen, Colorado to Matthew and Ivana (Rudolf) Oblock. She was married to Joseph Coberly on September 22, 1941 in Raton, New Mexico. Mary was born and raised in Aspen, Colorado and lived there until 1941 when she moved to Trinidad, Colorado. She returned to Aspen every year. She loved to garden, raising both flowers and vegetables. She was a member of the American Fraternal Union for over fifty years. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Joe; five infant brothers and sisters; and brother Matthew Oblock Jr. She is mourned by five sons: Ron, Basalt, CO; Joe (Wendy) and Don (Diana), Trinidad; Ed and Bill (Teresa), Northglenn; two daughters Pauline (Jim) Baca, Brighton; Zita (Joe) Crichton, Northglenn. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; brother Louis Oblock, Everett, WA; sisters Josephine Wegner, Estes Park, CO and Elizabeth Sinclair, Snow-mass, CO; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Pallbearers will be Travis, Douglas, Troy, Ryan, and Max Coberly and Chad Crichton. Honorary pallbearers will be the grandchildren, Mark, Kelly, Keith, Brenda, Debbie, Mason, Tory, Lindsay and Chandra. Visitation will be Thursday, July 1, 2004 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Friday, July 2, 2004 at 1 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. A reception will follow the burial at Twin Pines Clubhouse. Contributions in Mary’s name may be sent to the Special Care Unit at Mt. San Rafael Hospital, 410 Benedicta Ave., Trinidad, CO 81082. The family may be contacted at 1405 Arizona. The family of Mary Coberly has entrusted the funeral arrangements with Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Cobo, Vincent
Vincent Cobo - Chronicle News - August 24, 2009 - Vincent Cobo, 84, of Aguilar, Colo. died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on August 20, 2009. He was born in 1925 in Walsenburg, Colo. to Vicente and Casilda Cobo. He graduated from Aguilar High School and joined the US Navy during WWII. He later worked at several jobs, including coal mining. Vincent married Ann Zelma Vigil in June of 1954 and made their home in Aguilar, where they raised three children. In 1953 he bean working for the Colorado Department of Highways in Aguilar. For 30 years he patrolled and maintained the interstate highway between Aguilar and Trinidad in all kinds of weather. He retired from this job as Senior Maintenance Man in 1983. Vince enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a long-time member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, retired volunteer fireman and a dedicated member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ann Zelma; daughter, Kathy (Norm) Baity; daughter, Doris Cobo; son, Larry Cobo; brother, Ernest (Rose) Cobo; sister, Dora Cobo; sister-in-law, Lillian (Joe) Hattan; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel and from 9 to 9:45 Wednesday, August 26 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Aguilar, Colo. Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 26, 2009, followed by the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with Father Martin Frias as celebrant. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Eddie Velasquez, Carl Sciacca, Willie Malovich, Matt Lucero, Bill Tilley and Donald Gonzales. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Cobos, Manuel
Manuel Cobos - Huerfano World Journal - November 30, 2017 - On the day before Thanksgiving, the state patrol and local emergency service providers including Spanish Peaks Ambulance and Huerfano Sheriff’s Office responded to a four-vehicle fatal accident on northbound I-25 at mile marker 50, approximately two miles south of the Walsenburg exit. CSP Technician T.A. Ortiz’s report said a 2015 Jeep Cherokee was northbound on the highway when the driver lost control and went off the right side of the roadway. The Jeep sideswiped the guard rail on the passenger side and the driver, 18-year old Anthony Rodriguez of Platteville, CO, steered to the left and hit a guardrail on the driver’s side. The Jeep came to rest across the left lane of the highway. A 2013 Toyota Prius was northbound on the highway in the left hand lane, passing a 2003 Chevrolet pickup and the Toyota struck the right rear of the Jeep causing it to spin clockwise. The driver of the Toyota, 35-year old Orion Buhler of Santa Teresa, NM, lost control of his vehicle, swerved into the right hand land and sideswiped the Chevrolet pickup. The Toyota hit the bridge guardrail and came to a stop, and the Chevrolet came to a stop in the right hand lane. The Jeep came to rest after the impact with the Toyota facing west across the left lane of I-25. At this time the Jeep’s driver, Rodriguez, and a right front passenger, 59-year old Manuel Cobos of Mexico, got out of the vehicle and walked behind it. A 2013 Freightliner semi tractor was northbound in the left lane of the interstate and swerved to the right in an attempt to avoid the Jeep. The semi tractor hit the right rear of the Jeep causing it to spin counter-clockwise where it hit the front seat passenger who had gotten out of the Jeep after it had been hit by the Toyota. The Freightliner came to a stop facing north. Cobos suffered fatal injuries when he was struck by the Jeep after it had been hit a second time by the semi tractor. Cruzvelia Acosta of Mexico was a rear passenger of the Jeep and was restrained at the time of the crash. However she sustained serious injuries and was flown to Swedish Hospital in Denver for treatment. Rodriguez and the driver of the Chevrolet pick up, Douglas Rust, 66, of Cody, Wyoming, and 32-year old Muamer Cutuk, the semi driver of Peoria, AZ, were all wearing seatbelts at the time of the crashes and were uninjured. Speed and alcohol/drugs were not a factor in the crash which remains under investigation.

Coca, Adeline
Adeline Coca - Chronicle News - January 15, 2010 - Adeline Coca, age 86, passed away at home on January 12, 2010. She was born in Jarosa, Colorado to Mary R. (Duran) and Adrian Coca on June 25, 1923. Addie was employed as a cook at Mt. San Rafael Hospital for many years until her retirement. She was an excellent cook, liked to crochet and was an avid Denver Bronco Fan. She truly loved her family, especially her grandchildren whom she adored. Preceding her in death are parents, Mary and Adrian Coca; brother, Joe Trujillo; Pete Coca and Dan Coca. Survivors are children, Bobby Castillo, Denver; Charles (Mae) Navarette, Aguilar; Anthony Lopez, Trinidad; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Lucy Zuniga, Trinidad; Bessie Kishman, Weston; brother, Adrian Coca, Weston; numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and many dear friends. Visitation was from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, January 14, 2009 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, January 15, 2010 at Holy Trinity Church. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Michael Navarette, Daniel Navarette, Christopher Navarette, Charles Navarette, Jr., Michael Gerardo, Bryson Heidelburg and Reid Castillo. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Coca, Esther
Esther Coca - Chronicle News - April 27, 2004 - Esther Coca of Weston, Colorado passed away April 24, 2004 at the Trinidad State Nursing Home. She was 80. She was born in Norton, Texas on December 31, 1923 to Paula (Valdez) and Malchor Lopez. On January 9, 1943, Esther was united in marriage to Pete Coca in Ballinger, Texas. She was employed by Riverside Drug Store and then was employed as a cook at Primero Schools for many years until her retirement. Esther enjoyed fishing, gardening and sewing. Preceding her in death are parents Paula and Malchor Lopez; sister Rose Jacques; and brother Santos Lopez. Survivors are husband Pete Coca, Weston; son Joe A. (Lee Anne) Coca, Ft. Collins; grandson Davis Powers, Los Angeles, CA; sisters Emma Guevara, Hereford, TX, Hope (Pete) Trevino, San Diego, CA, Tina Ramirez, Los Angeles, CA; brother Raul (Alma) Lopez, Hereford, TX; sisters- and brothers-in-law Lucy Zuniga, Trinidad, Adeline Coca, Trinidad, Bessie Kishman, Weston, Adrian Coca, Weston, Joe Trujillo, Weston; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral will be Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church with Funeral Mass celebrated by Fr. Gene Renard. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Phil Rico, Danny Shea, Alex Gerardo, Adrian Coca, Kenny Pfalmer and Anthony Coca. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at St. Joseph’s Hall. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Coca, Francisco J.
Francisco J. Coca – Chronicle News – July 2, 2015 – Francisco J. Coca, 94, of Aguilar, went to be with the Lord on June 26, 2015. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Priscilla Coca. Francisco is survived by his wife, Ruth Coca; sons Mark Coca, Jonathan Coca, Adam (Eve) Coca, and Nathan (Vanessa) Coca; daughters Rebecca Coca, Lisa Coca, Judith Coca and Sara Coca; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family will be holding a praise service in Aguilar at the International Holiness Church, 613 N. Fir Street at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral service, 10:00 a.m., Friday, Romero Chapel, Pueblo, Colorado, 110 Cleveland St. interment will follow at the Knights of Pythias in Aguilar, Colorado, add 4:00 p.m.

Coca, Gilbert
Gilbert Coca - Chronicle News - July 17, 2012 - Gilbert Coca, 71, passed away July 13, 2012. He was born Dec 28, 1940 in Trinidad to Benventura and Esther (Lopez) Coca. Gilbert was an amazing carpenter/metal lather and was instrumental in the construction of many well known facilities such as, Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad, CO, Adams State College in Alamosa, CO, Trinidad High School Gym, the Boy Scout Ranch, Cimarron, NM, and Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM. After retirement Gilbert was able to pursue his passion of hunting, fishing and long range target shooting. He was an excellent marksman who possessed a bountiful amount of knowledge in the area of firearms which he willingly shared with others to help them excel at the shooting range. He is survived by his daughters Edwina Coca of Denver, CO, Edna (Coca) & Joe Dolzani of Rocky Ford, CO, Son; Edmund & Sheila Coca of Alamogordo, NM, Grandchildren; Selena Quintero, Ruben Dolzani, Marian Coca, Kevin Dolzani, Samuel Coca, Libby Coca, Brayden Coca, Violet Coca & Kathryn Coca, Great- grandchildren Andrew and Chevelle Quintero, brothers; Richard Coca and Gary Coca and Mother-in-law; Libby Gonzales of Aguilar, CO, Friends; Steve and Greg Montoya of Aguilar CO, Steve Davis of Lakewood, CO, Gilbert and Pauline Duran of Santa Fe, NM and Bill and Mary Glidden of Walsenburg, CO. He was preceded in death by his parents Benventura and Esther (Lopez) Coca, sisters Bernadine (Coca) Gonzales and Patricia Coca and sons Edward (Eddie) and Edwin Coca. Memorial Services will be held Friday, July 20, 2012 at 10am at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Coca, Pete
Pete Coca - Chronicle News - March 14, 2006 - Pete Coca of Weston, Colo. passed away peacefully Saturday, March 11, 2006 at the Trinidad State Nursing Home. He was 88. Pete was born June 10, 1917, and was the oldest child born to Adriano and Maria Refufio Coca. He was born near Gulnare at the base of the Spanish Peaks where Adriano and Maria had a ranch. Adriano raised cattle, farmed, and operated a lumber mill. When Pete and his three brothers were of age, they all were put to work helping their father. As he and his brothers grew, the Wet Canyon area became their playground and Weston was the main supply center for the ranch. During the 1930’s depression, Pete joined the Civilian Conservation Corp, or the CCC. Created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to help combat the depression, the CCC’s main goal was to employ young men whose jobs were the construction of conservation projects throughout the United States. The late 1930’s also saw war clouds looming, and more and more young American men were heading into the military services. Pete was one of those young men. Inducted into the Army in January of 1941, Pete left Colorado to attend basic training at Fort Bliss, Texas, as part of the Army’s 45th Infantry Division, 157th Regiment. It was in Texas, at a dance, where he met Esther Lopez of Rowena, Texas. Pate and Esther were married on Jan. 9, 1943, and it was shortly after their marriage that Pete’s regiment was ordered to the East Coast, where it embarked on ships that took them to the North Coast of Africa. Disembarking near Oran on June 21, 1943, the regiment became part of the American troops involved in the invasion of Sicily. Landing on the beaches of southeastern Sicily on July 10, 1943, the 45th Infantry Division was one of the American divisions crucial in helping liberate the Italian island from the Germans. After leaving Sicily, the 45th Division participated in the invasion of the Italian mainland at Salerno in August 1943. The division then came ashore on the beaches at Anzio where the Germans trapped the Americans for the next four months until they were able to break out and go north into Rome. Rome was liberated on June 5, 1943. From Rome, Pete and his division were ordered back to Naples and embarked for yet another invasion. This time it was the Southern Coast of France. The 45th Division came ashore on the French coast at Ste Maxime on Aug. 15, 1944, and worked its way north through Grenoble, Nancy and Metz, and then turned east to the German heartland. On Dec. 15, 1944, the division crossed the Mosel River and entered Germany. On April 29, 1945, the 45th Infantry Division liberated the concentration camp at Dachau. Munich was the final German city the 45th Division entered just before the war came to a close on May 9, 1945. Pete was discharged from the Army on July 10, 1945. Returning home, Pete moved to Weston with Esther where he initially worked for his father, then went on to work for the Colorado Fuel and Iron Corporation’s sawmill in Weston. Following this, he worked on the construction of the water filtration plant for the City of Trinidad at North Lake. In 1952, he went to work as a miner for the CF&I at the Allen Mine where he worked until he retired in 1982. Pete and Esther were married for 60 years; she preceded him in death in 2003. Survivors include son Joseph Adrian Coca of Fort Collins and his wife, Lee Anne; one grandson, Davis Powers of Los Angeles; a brother, Adrian Coca of Weston; three sisters, Bessie Kishman of Weston, Adeline Coca of Trinidad, and Lucy Zuniga of Trinidad; and many nieces and nephews. Brothers Dan and Edward preceded Pete in death. Another son and a daughter died in infancy. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 14, 2006 from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at 10:00AM at Holy Trinity Church with Funeral Mass celebrated by Fr. Tom Melancon. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the Ft. Carson Honor Guard. Immediately following services, friends are invited to gather with the family at St. Joseph’s Hall. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Cocchiarelli, Mary
Mary Cocchiarelli - Huerfano World Journal - July 20, 2017 - Mary Cocchiarelli, February 11, 1920 ~ July 17, 2017 - Mary Cocchiarelli was born in Brooklyn to Italian immigrant parents. She graduated from Girls High School with a degree in dress making and accounting. She ran her parents’ grocery store business until she married her husband Joseph in 1948. It was then that she became an adept business owner and created an outstanding importing business of pasta, vinegar, rice and Italian products, before Jacque Pepin introduced Italian culinary delights to American. It was actually Jacque while working at the Howard Johnson’s who introduced their pasta line “Pasta Russo” and later “Fara San Marti. Mary and her husband Joe had only one thing in their mind “how to make the lives of our children better than what we had.” Education, culture, and in her final days, promoting the Museum of Friends and supporting its efforts, was paramount for her. When she visited the museum in 2011, having to be carried up the stairway in her wheelchair with volunteers, she commented “I think you made the right choice.” She loved life, her children, son-in law, step-grandchildren, and most of all, Turner Classic Movies, and the opera. Mary will be very missed, and there is no word to describe her determination, intellect, and need to make people’s lives better. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Museum of Friends, Walsenburg, CO, www.museumoffriends.org

Cochran, Flora Almeta
Flora Almeta Cochran - Chronicle News - June 3, 2008 - Flora Almeta Cochran, age 91, of Raton, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2008 in Raton. She was born December 12, 1916 in Mullen, NE, the daughter of Fred and Flora Davis Gschwind. She was the youngest of three daughters. Her family farmed in Nebraska and moved to Raton to be near her aunt Madge where she graduated as Valedictorian from St. Patrick's Academy in 1934. She married Leonard Cochran in 1944 and had worked as a telephone operator, J.J. Newberrys, the bus depot, Miners' Hospital, Hotel Yucca and taught sewing and embroidery during the depression. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years; one daughter, Betty Oldham; one granddaughter, Tammy White; two sisters, Marie Talbott and Frances Severs; two brothers- in-law Tom Talbott and Ike Severs; three nieces, one nephew and two sons-in-law. She is survived by five daughters and two sons, Karen (Billy) Floyd of Hoehne, CO, Allyn Mize of Colorado Springs, CO, Geneva White of Pueblo West, CO, Georgia (Ed) Bell of Trinidad, CO, Louise (John) Padilla of Raton, NM, Fred (Danelle) Cochran of Raton, NM, Leonard (Brenda) Cochran, Jr. of Raton, NM, two brothers-in-law. Lee (Yvonne) Cochran and Lou Cochran; seventeen grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. Her greatest joy was her family and helping other people. She loved to cook, read, write poetry, gardening and canning. Rosary Service was held May 28 at the Yaksich - Long Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service and celebration of love for Flora Almeta Cochran was held May 28 with Deacon Edward Olona officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Raton. Arrangements for Flora Almeta Cochran were under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

Cochran, Leonard A. Sr.
Leonard A. Cochran Sr. - Chronicle News - July 7, 2005 - Leonard A. Cochran Sr., 88, passed away June 28, 2005. He was born June 12, 1917, in Moyers, Okla., to Robert and Betty Cochran. He joined the U.S. Army in 1935 and fought in France, Germany, and other European conflicts during WWII. He was injured in Germany in 1945. He married Flora Almeta Cochran in Phoenix City, Ala., October 7, 1944. Although disabled, he continued to be a hard worker throughout his life. He was employed as a maintenance man, carpenter, service station attendant, dry cleaner, and carwash attendant. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans. He loved his family, friends, and all people. He enjoyed metal detecting, walking, and visiting friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister; three brothers; one daughter, Betty Oldham; and one granddaughter, Tammy White. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Flora Almeta, of the family home; two brothers, Lee (Yvonne) of California, and Louie of Missouri, and one sister, Pearl Williamson of Oregon; daughters Karen (Billy) Floyd of Hoehne, Colo.; Allyn Mize of Raton, N.M.; Geneva (Les) White of Pueblo, Colo., Georgia (Ed) Bell of Trinidad, Louise (John) Padilla of Raton; sons Fred (Danelle) of Raton, and Leonard Jr. (Brenda) of Raton; 16 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and close friends also survive him. Funeral services were held June 30 in Raton, N.M. Burial was held at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers included Michael Oldham, Alan Kenny, Daniel Padilla, and Tom Wilson. Active pallbearers included Curtis Padilla, Brad Floyd, Jason Floyd, Bill Taft, Mark Baxter, and John Padilla. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the DAV organization.

Cochran, Robert E.
Robert E. Cochran - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 2016 - Robert E. Cochran, 84, passed away peacefully May 24, 2016. Born Jan. 31, 1932, to Homer and Pauline Cochran. Survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Margaret “Peggy Lee.” Bob loved his family and children, Ginger Strait (Grant Cicerelli), Robert “Rusty” E. Cochran (Eileen Benton), Becky (Kevin) Treanor and Kelly (Gary) Sefcovic. Bob was especially proud of his nine grandchildren, Andrew and Matt Tomko, Brittany Camp-bell, Mike and Seth Cochran, Sean and Ryan Treanor, and Rachel and Vincent Sefcovic; and one great-grandchild, Jeremy James Tomko. Also survived by his sisters, Nadine and Marion. Preceded in death by his parents; and brother, James. Bob was born and raised in Pueblo. He graduated from Centennial High School in 1950 and attended SCSC, earning an engineering degree. He loved baseball and played, coached or commented on coaching his entire life. Bob played semi-pro baseball for Broderick & Gibbons and was drafted by the Chicago White Sox. He was an avid tennis player and mentored many young players throughout the years. Bob was a passionate athlete and relished competition in all his varied sporting activities. Bob worked at Broderick & Gibbons Asphalt Paving for 43 years working his way to Field Superintendent. He retired in 1994, got his Real Estate license and proudly went to work for Jones-Healy Real Estate up until his last sunset. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He delighted in all his grandchildren and great-grandchild, never missing a baseball, football game or any other activity that they were involved in. He will be greeted by his loving family and all his furry friends when he reaches heaven and missed dearly by those he left behind. A big thank you to everybody at Bonaventure Senior Living and the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for the care that you gave Bob. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Cockran, William F.
William F. Cockran – Pueblo Chieftain – April 4, 1921 – Died – Cockran, William F., age 69 years, died at a local hospital April 3. Body at McMinns.

Cocomise, Sam
Sam Cocomise - The Gazette - January 27, 2010 - Sam Cocomise, 99, passed away January 20, 2010 at Pikes Peak Hospice. Sam was born in a coal camp near Trinidad, Colorado, August 29, 1910 to Salvatore and Mary Grace (Imbragulio) Cocomise. The incredible life of this Renaissance man held more experiences and life lessons than could ever be recounted. Leaving Colorado as a young boy, his family settled in Mississippi. After High School he accepted a scholarship at the Art Institute of Chicago, where he studied various disciplines of art and formulated friendships that would last a lifetime. He moved to New York City to pursue a career in photography and commercial art. That career was interrupted while he served in World War II. He was a naval photographer, first in Washington D.C. and later on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Cowpens, in the south pacific. He returned to New York City after the war and met the love of his life Minna Hoops. They were married June 30th 1951, beginning their married life in the Chicago area. Theirs was the strongest of marriages and partnerships, sharing an independent, entrepreneurial spirit. In 1970, they fulfilled their dream of returning to Colorado, moving to Teller County where Sam and Minna owned and operated the Western Auto, Ute Pass Home and Garden Center, and Ute Pass Sign Service. They retired in 1982 and had the opportunity to dote on their grandchildren, travel to many navy reunions, and enjoy their beloved home in Divide. Illness required a move to Colorado Springs in 1998. After Minna's passing in August 2004, Sam moved to Sunridge Retirement Residence. There he made many friendships, remained a jovial gentleman and rarely missed a day of exercise. Sam's family would like to express their gratitude to all of his Sunridge family for their love and support these past five years. Left to cherish Sam's memory are, daughters Lilla (Tom) Ryan of Colorado Springs, and Aimee (August) DeJoy, of Divide, grandchildren Mark (Molly) Ryan, Alexandria DeJoy, and Adrienne DeJoy. Also surviving are brothers Joe and Bill, and sister Mary, of Chicago, and numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Wife Minna, his parents, and siblings John, Anne and Rose preceded him in death. A Life Celebration will be held at Sunridge Retirement Residence, 5820 Flintridge Drive, Colorado Springs on Saturday January 30th, at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent to the Divide Fire Protection District, P.O. Box 941, Divide, CO 80814.

Coday, Rex A.
Rex A. Coday - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 2015 - Rex A. Coday, 82, passed away May 4, 2015. He served in the Navy from 1952 to 1954, where he made master sergeant and in the Korean War, was in a photographic squadron. Preceded in death by his wife, Sherrill Coday. Survived by children, Brenda Collins, Todd (Sharla) Coday and Devron (Desilyn) Coday; sister, Elaine Starcer; and grandchildren, Jason Collins, Bryan Coday, Ph.D., Trevor Coday, Breydon Coday, Calym Coday and Leslie Biondolillo, his devoted friend and caregiver for over eight years. Rex enjoyed flying airplanes, fishing, woodworking and spending time with his sons. He will be missed by us all. Memorial service will be attended by family only.

Coday, Thomas Andrew
Thomas Andrew Coday - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2015 - Thomas Andrew Coday, passed away Jan. 13, 2015. Survived by the only mother he knew, Marilyn Louise Jordan; his second mom, Jonna K. McClure; all his family at Boone Guest Home; and friends at Pueblo Diversified Industries. Thomas was born to Thomas and Dorothy Coday on Oct. 21, 1938, in Dunning, Neb. He worked at Pueblo Diversified Industries for many years, enjoyed fishing, crossword puzzles and telling jokes. Tom always had a smile and a friendly “hello.” Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Inurnment, 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, Mountain View Cemetery Columbarium. Family and friends will be received at 1339 S. Pueblo Blvd. after the service.

Cody, James
James Cody - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 2016 - James Cody, 88, of Pueblo, passed away May 14, 2016. Holt Family Funeral Home - May 17, 2016 - James Cody, 88, of Canon City, passed away May 14, 2016 at the McCandless State Veterans Home in Florence, Colorado. James was born on June 28, 1927 in Colorado Springs, Colorado to James and Libbie Tackett Cody. He lived in Colorado until 1941 when he moved to Butte, Montana before moving back to Colorado Springs in 1943. He joined the Navy in 1944 where he served until 1946 in the Pacific. He then joined the Marine Corps in 1950 and served until 1971 when he retired with the rank of Sgt. Major. James served in combat in Korea, Cuba, Dominican Republic and three tours in Vietnam. He is survived by a sister, Marion Cody, of Colorado Springs; step-daughter, Connie M. Davis, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia; three grandchildren, Jerri M. Davis, Carla D. Carlock, Cody P. Davis, all of Tunnel Hill Georgia; four great-grandchildren, Brandi Manning of Tunnel Hill, Georgia, Joshua and Colby Toney, of Chickamauga, Georgia, and Clayton Carlock of Tunnel Hill, Georgia; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Dorothy E. Cody, one granddaughter, Micky Toney, four step-brothers, Cecil Dobbin, Dave Dobbin, James Dobbin and Guy Dobbin. Graveside service with full Military Honors at Mountain Vale Memorial Park in Canon City, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 2:00pm. Arrangements are under the care of Holt Family Funeral Home.

Cody, Robert G.
Robert (Bob) G. Cody - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2017 - Robert (Bob) G. Cody, 86, passed May, 25, 2017. Arrangements pending, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Cody, Sammie Jean
Sammie Jean Cody - T. G. McCarthy - October 4, 2014 - Sammie Jean Cody, 81, of Pueblo, CO, went to be with her Lord September 28, 2014, at her home with her family by her side. She lived her life through pure love and faith. She loved the Lord, and lived in His Word every day. Sammie never met a stranger; and when you would depart from her, she would say, "have a great day and a better tomorrow;" and she meant it. Everyone she met she would a plant a seed; and, as for our family, we are seeing her harvest and how much it has grown. Sammie entertained with the Tim McCarthy Show, and brought joy to many including our troops. She sang, did comedian acts and brought laughter to many. She was a homemaker and foot reflexologist. She graduated from Central High School, and was a certified reflexologist. Sammie was also involved with the New Comers Group of Pueblo. She married Robert G. Cody on Dec. 1, 1953; and the journey began. She is survived by her husband, Robert G. Cody; her 5 children, Tom (Debbie) Cody, Jim (Rhonda) Cody, Ron (Coleen) Cody, Randy (Paula) Cody and Robin Cody and her fiancé, Charlie Corsentino; 17 grandchildren, Valarie Cody, Rebecca Cody, Sarah Cody, Dallas (Lauren) Cody, Josh (Susan) Cody, Ryan Cody, Brittany Cody, Jordon (Kim) Cody, Elliott Cody, Gem Cody (fiancé, Dave Jeminez), Chregan Cody, Madison Cody, Jimmy Musso, Joey Musso, Jessica Musso; future grandchildren, Jessica Corsentino, Derick Corsentino; 12 great-grandchildren, Dylan Horvat, Cody Horvat, Avia Cody, Cam Norbakhsh, Ash Norbakhsh, Adan Cody, Vera Cody, Gavin Cody, Nolan Cody, Prior Jeminez, Nyxs Jeminez, Taytum Berry. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, the Lowden family, the Wiggins family, the Paige family and the Felice family. We have lost a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend; but we have gained so much more in the legacy she has left behind, her Faith and Love in our Lord Jesus Christ. We only hope that we may live through Him as she did. We are blessed to have a Guardian Angel watching over us all. Memorial Services will be 11 a.m., Monday, October 6, 2014, at Praise Assembly, 2000 Troy Avenue. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Cody, William
William Cody – Wet Mountain Tribune – December 8, 1977 – Funeral services were held Dec. 3 for William H. Cody, late of Silver Cliff. He died Dec. 1 following a lengthy illness at the Bethesda Care Center at Canon City. He was 78. Services were held at the Menzel Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Lawrence Entz, Fritz Erps, Russell Berry and Fred Berry. Honorary pallbearers were George Koch and Billy Frank. Cody was born June 6, 1899 at Querida to Montana Fellows and Charles Cody. He also attended school there. He spent most of his life in the Silver Cliff area and for many years worked as a hard rock miner. He was preceded in death by his wife [Helma nee Reuker] in 1975. Survivors include a daughter, Myrna Lee Spicer of Colorado City and a sister Esther Koch. Burial was at Hillside Cemetery.

Cofer, J. M.
J. M. Cofer – Walsenburg World – March 15, 1904 – Died at Hezron, Colorado, Saturday, March 5, 1904, Mr. J. M. Cofer, of pneumonia, at the age of 31 years. Funeral services were held at LaVeta, conducted by Rev. Hench of this place. The bereaved wife and three children have the sympathy of a large number of friends.

Coffee, Mary J.
Mary J. Coffee - Pueblo Chieftain - October 1, 2016 - Mary J. Coffee, formerly of Manzanola, April 8, 1920-Sept. 29, 2016. Survived by sons, Roy (Jan) and Dick; grandchildren, Ryan (Brook) Coffee, Jennise (Scott) Wooten, Richard (Alina) Coffee and Kimberly Riley; sisters, Ruth Cook and Betty Winkelbauer; several great-grand-children, two great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Frank; several siblings and two great-grandsons. Graveside service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct, 3, 2016, at Manzanola Cemetery. Memorials may be made to PAWS for Life.

Coffman, Betty Joan
Betty Joan Coffman - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2015 - Betty Joan Coffman, 75, of Pueblo, passed Feb. 13, 2015. Preceded in death by her husband, Bill Bob Coffman; parents, Joe and Olive Zalar; sister, Diana Figero. Survived by her son, Rick (Suzy Stagner) Coffman; daughter, Christy Coffman; and grandcritters, Remington, Peanut, Sasha and Paws; sister-in-law, Jean (David) Bibby; brother-in-law, Ray Figero; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Betty was a kind, loving and caring wife and mother. She enjoyed reading, crafting and spending time with her family and friends in the mountains at the family cabin. Betty dealt with the trials of her life by relying on her faith in the Lord. She was a better person for having persevered through the hard times. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, Park Hill Christian Church, 1401 E. Seventh St. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Coffman, Roy Edward
Roy Edward Coffman - Pueblo Chieftain - December 2, 2015 - Roy Edward Coffman passed away peacefully at home with loved ones near; Charlotte Overton having been his faithful and loving companion for the past 14 years. Born in Pueblo, Colo., on Oct. 6, 1929, to Jesse Roy Coffman and Ellen Austin. Roy had a special love and respect for his stepfather, who raised him, John W. Austin, as well as Papa Schrock and his aunt, Frances Ladd. Roy graduated in 1947 from Central High School, and while serving our country’s Naval Reserves, he also worked 39 years at the CF&I. Roy enjoyed his time serving on the board of directors at the Power Credit Union and many years as a member in the Masonic Lodge. Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 49 years, “Lela” Margaret. Survived by sons, Matt (Betsy) Coffman and Ron (Cindy) Coffman; four devoted grandchildren, Jenn (Thomas) Wakely, Jason Roy Coffman, Matthew A. Coffman and NicoLee (Justin) Landis; and four great-grandchildren, Andrew, Alyssa, Drew and Ezra. Roy valued family, finances and friendships; oh yes, and cars, especially Cadillacs! Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Cogan, Leann (Sister)
Sister Leann (Leander) Cogan - Huerfano World - September 1, 2016 - Sister Leann (Leander) Cogan, OSB passed gently into eternity on Saturday, August 27, 2016, surrounded by her Benedictine sisters as they sang and prayed. Strong in both character and faith, Sister Leann lived the life of a true pioneer. She was born February 12, 1919, at her parents’ ranch near Nathrop, Colorado and was baptized Amelia Ann Cogan. She is preceded in death by her parents John and Elizabeth Esser Cogan and her brother Jerry Cogan. She is survived by her sisters, Mary Margaret Eggleston, Sister Kathleen Cogan, OSB, Sister Elizabeth Cogan, OSB, and her brothers John (Jack) Cogan and Joe Cogan. Throughout her life, Sister Leann’s pioneering spirit helped her to break through boundaries in the fields of education and ministry. She entered religious life in 1939 and earned her degree in Liberal Arts at Mt. St. Scholastica in 1948 and then taught in Colorado, Iowa and Kansas. In 1954, Sister Leann became one of the first women to earn her Masters Degree in Science from Notre Dame University in Great Bend, Indiana. In 1963, she joined 76 other sisters as a charter member of Benet Hill Monastery in Colorado Springs. By 1968, she earned her degree as an administration specialist from the University of Colorado and became the District Superintendent of Public Schools in Antonito, Colorado where she helped implement the Lyndon Johnson Anti-Poverty programs and create Head Start and Title II programs. Besides teaching, Sister Leann served as a Certified Catholic Chaplain, Director of Religious Education, and missionary to Guyana at the age of 70. This year, Sister Leann was inducted into the Adams State University Educators Hall of Fame for her lifetime of service in education to many different groups. Sister Leann lived her life prayerfully with a sincere appreciation for her many opportunities to serve. Sister Leann’s vigil will be at 6:30 pm Friday, September 9, 2016 at Our Lady of Peace Chapel at Benet Hill Monastery, 3190 Benet Lane, Colorado Springs CO 80921. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 10:30 am at Benet Hill Monastery.

Coggins, Lee
Lee Coggins – Walsenburg World – February 12, 1920 – Death of Lee Coggins – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, Friday, February 6, 1920, of pneumonia, Mr. Lee Coggins, age 46 years and eight months. Lee Coggins is dead. The end came Friday, all efforts to throw off the pneumonia providing futile. On account of the prevailing epidemic of flu, a short service was held at the home at 9:00 a.m. Monday, the funeral cortège driving from Walsenburg to Gardner where a service was conducted by Rev. J. F. Starr of the Baptist Church at the cemetery, and his body was laid beside that of his wife who died five months ago. Mr. Coggins was born in Georgia and was 46 years and eight months of age. When but 19 years of age he came with the Weaver, Butts, and Satterfield families to Huerfano County. Settling near Gardner, it was there that he met and married. After marriage Mr. and Mrs. Coggins went back to the former’s early home in Georgia, spending much time in Atlanta, and in Nashville, Tennessee. At the latter place he was for a time manager of the grain and storage plant of the N. & C. Railroad. About five years ago they returned to Walsenburg where he was for some time in business and four years ago he accepted a position as Undersheriff. Deceased leaves a married daughter, Mrs. Joseph Karst and three smaller children, who have made their home with their married sister since the death of their mother. They are Lorain, Truman and Alberta.

Coggins, Ouida
Ouida Coggins – Walsenburg World – September 11, 1919 – Mrs. Lee Coggins Dies in Hospital – Died at Pueblo, Colorado, Tuesday, September 9, 1919, Mrs. Ouida Coggins, wife of Lee Coggins, at the age of 39 years. Mrs. Coggins passed away at the St. Mary’s Hospital in Pueblo after an illness of about three weeks at the hospital. She had been in poor health nearly all summer. The cause of death was coagulation of the blood caused by the rupture of the small arteries around the heart. Mrs. Coggins was born in Gardner, Colorado, and is a sister of Mr. G. R. Caldwell of this place; Mrs. Fred Coots of Nara Visa, New Mexico, Mrs. William Gould, of Los Angeles, California; and Cleve and Grady Caldwell of Los Angeles, California; and Mrs. Robert Addington of Malachite, Colorado. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Caldwell of Los Angeles, California. Mrs. Coggins leaves to mourn her loss, besides her sisters and parents, her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Frank Karst, and three other children, Lorena, aged 13; Truman, aged 7; and Alberta, aged five, all of this city. Mrs. Coggins also leaves a host of friends here and at Gardner who extend their sympathy to the bereaved family. Mr. G. R. Caldwell went to Pueblo Wednesday morning and accompanied the bereaved husband home to Walsenburg with the body Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held Friday at Gardner and the deceased will be buried at Gardner, her childhood home, in the peaceful Valley of the Huerfano and under the shadow of the majestic mountain she loved so well in life.

Cohen, Ella Jean
Ella Jean Cohen - Pueblo Chieftain - February 6, 2016 - Ella Jean Cohen, 84. Visitation, 9 to 11 a.m. today, followed by Celebration of Life at 11 a.m., both at Romero Chapel.

Cohu, Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Teats Cohu - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 2017 - Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Teats Cohu was born on Dec. 15, 1919, in Rocky Ford, Colo.; and passed from this Earth on June 11, 2017. Betty moved to Colorado Springs with her family, where she completed high school and attended college. Betty married Donald Cohu on July 16, 1930 (married 73 years); to this union, two children were born: Catherine Elizabeth (Kay) Fulton, deceased, and Donald Cohu of Security. Betty and Don called Pueblo their home. They retired at a young age and spent 27 years as snow birds in Arizona. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Don; brother and sisters; her daughter; two great-grandsons and a great-great-great-granddaughter. Betty is survived by her son; five grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. Betty will be remembered for her kindness and her sense of humor. Betty was loved by everyone who met her. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at the Primrose Retirement Community, which she called home for the last 5 1/2 years. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Betty's name to the First Presbyterian Church of Pueblo, 220 W. 10th St.

Coil, Anna L.
Anna L Coil - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2017 - Anna L Coil, 100, born Sept. 21, 1917, passed away Dec. 5, 2017. The family wants to thank both Suncrest Hospice and the wonderful staff at Legacy Commons nursing facility for their care of Anna. Arrangements made through Imperial Funeral Home. Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 2017 - Anna L. Coil, 100. Please note date corrections: Born Sept. 29, 1917; passed away Dec. 6, 2017. The family wants to thank both Suncrest Hospice and the wonderful staff at Legacy Commons nursing facility for their care of Anna. Arrangements made through Imperial Funeral Home.

Coke, Frank A. Jr.
Frank A. Coke Jr. - Chronicle News - February 19, 2014 - Frank A. Coke Jr., longtime businessman, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, February 12, 2014 at the age of 72. He was born in Trinidad, Colorado on April 24, 1941, to Sarah (Niccoli) and Frank Coke Sr. He was a lifelong resident of Trinidad and attended Trinidad area schools, graduating from Trinidad High School in 1959. He attended Trinidad State Junior College and Parks school of business and Denver, Colorado. He was united in marriage to Gloria Jean Mariano on December 26, 1961 in Trinidad, Colorado. In 1962, he entered into a business partnership with his father Frank Coke Sr., becoming an owner and operator of a gasoline and oil distributorship , at which time he expanded the business by adding a towing and wrecking service along with other business interests. Frank was a very kind, gentle , witty person, and a loving, supportive and caring husband. He was an avid Denver Bronco fan, a World War II history enthusiast and had a deep interest in old cars and classic cars. For many years he was very active in politics. In his retirement years, he enjoyed watching all of the old Western series and movie classics, as well as the history and military channels. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, honorary member of the County Sheriffs of Colorado, and a member of the American Association of Retired Persons. He was preceded in death by parents, Frank and Sarah Coke Sr., aunt and uncle Madeline and Albert Petramala and sister in law Frances Howard, He is survived by loving wife, Gloria, of 52 years, nephews and niece, Rick (Marci) Stathis, Lakewood, Colo., David (Pam) Stathis, Thornton, Colo., Douglas Howard, Pueblo, Colo., and Michelle Howard (Kathy Johnson), Pueblo, Colo., brother in law Dewayne Howard, Trinidad and numerous , cousins and many friends. Visitation will be Thursday from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Rosary will be Thursday February 20, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Comi Chapel. Funeral mass will be Friday, February 21, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Dewayne Howard, Dan Marques, Don Smith, Del Padilla, Eugene Lujan and Dave Shier. Active pallbearers are Rick Stathis, David Stathis Douglas Howard, Daniel Stathis, Thomas Stathis and Dennis Monarco. In lieu of flowers, the family recommends that contributions be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice Care, TSJC Educational foundation or the Restoration Fund of Holy Trinity Church. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Cokeley, Marjorie Arlene
Marjorie Arlene Cokeley - Pueblo Chieftain - January 7, 2016 - Marjorie Arlene Cokeley, 84, our wonderful mother, wife, grandmother, aunt and friend, was born May 14, 1931, to Roe and Clella Massey in Ottawa, Kan., and passed away Jan. 4, 2016. Survived by her husband, Kermit “Jake” Avery; children, Tex (Martha) Cokeley, Ricky (Terry) Cokeley, Sally (Bobby) Ferry; stepchildren, Clayton Joe Avery, Bertha (Larry) Hood, Rose Avery and Jean (Brett) Feaster; grandchildren, Tammy Cokeley, Rex Cokeley, Shelly Barham, Jeff Reuwsaat and Robin Allen; several great-grandchildren and great- great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, William “Bill” Cokeley; and son, Guy Cokeley. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Colangelo, Jasmine Nicole
Jasmine Nicole Colangelo - Chronicle News - September 6, 2013 - Jasmine Nicole Colangelo, age 3, passed away on August 28, 2013 in Raton, New Mexico. She was born on July 26, 2010 to Monica Trujillo and Joshua Colangelo in Raton. Jasmine loved everyone with all her heart. She was always happy, caring, and polite. She loved sitting in the window seal, giving kisses, being called "Monkey" and jumping on the bed. And for being so young she was so smart. Jasmine is preceded in death by her maternal great-great-grandmother Cordilia Encinias and great-grandmother Elorisa Encinias, paternal great grandparents Ramona and Bennie Gallegos, great-grandparents Gaelano and Benina Colangelo, and great-uncle Juan Gallegos. Jasmine is survived by her parents, sisters Saphire Encinias, Skilyn Encinias, and Sophia Encinias, brother Brandon Encinias, Maternal grandmother Kathy Vialpando, great-great-grandfather, Louie Encinias of Raton, Paternal grandparents Carmen and Ralph Colangelo of Trinidad, Colo., Aunts and uncles Lisa and Kenny Encinias of Trinidad, Darlene and Filbert Martinez, of Odessa, TX, Jessica Colangelo of Trinidad, Colo., Jeremy Colangelo of Trinidad, Colo., John Encinias of Trinidad, Colo., Anthony Encinias of Pueblo, Colo., Joe and Myra Encinias of Trinidad, Colo., numerous cousins and extended family also survive. Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary was held on Wednesday September 4, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick’s/St. Joseph’s Catholic Church followed by the Solemn Mass of the Resurrection at 10:30 with Father John Trambley as the Celebrant Rite of Committal and Interment followed at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Courtesy Comi Funeral Home.

Colbert, David
David “Milkweed” Colbert - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 2017 - David “Milkweed” Colbert, 39, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 30, 2016. He leaves to cherish his memory, children, Amelia Gutierrez and Christopher Colbert. At his request, cremation

Colbert, Rodney
Rodney Colbert - Pueblo Chieftain - April 7, 2015 - 1 dies in crash; another person injured - Canon City - The Colorado State Patrol was investigating a single-vehicle crash that occurred on high Shelf Road 3 miles north of here, which resulted in the death of a passenger Monday afternoon. The crash occurred about 3 p.m. Monday when a southbound Jeep drifted off the right side of the roadway and traveled into a drainage ditch. The Jeep collided with the embankment of the drainage ditch coming to an abrupt stop before rotating counterclockwise and coming to rest on its wheels in the ditch, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The driver of the Jeep was transported via helicopter to Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs for treatment of injuries. The front seat passenger sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The names of the driver and passenger are being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The cause of this crash is still being investigated. Colorado Springs Gazette - April 8, 2015 - A 67-year-old man who died at the scene of a single-vehicle crash Monday on Shelf Road has been identified as Rodney Colbert of Cañon City, the Colorado State Patrol said Wednesday. Colbert was a passenger in a 1990 Jeep Cherokee that drifted off the right side of the road and went into a drainage ditch. The vehicle's front end hit the embankment of the ditch. The Jeep's driver, 46-year-old Keith Hilbert of Cañon City, was taken to Penrose Hospital with serious injuries.

Cole, Betty Louise
Betty Louise (Shroyer) Cole - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 2015 - Betty Louise (Shroyer) Cole, 85, selfless and devoted mother, died peacefully at home surrounded by family, June 6, 2015, in Torrance, Calif. Betty was born to Fred and Hazel Shroyer (Luke) in or near Boone, Colo., October 1929. She and her family had lived at Pleasant View All Grades School in Pueblo, Colo., where her parents were superintendent of buildings and grounds and head cook of the lunchroom. Betty graduated in 1948. Betty came out to Santa Monica, Calif., in 1952 and began a secretarial career at McDonnell Douglas within that first week. She retired 38 years later at its Lakewood facility. Betty is survived by her sister, Wilma DeSalvo; son/daughter-in-law, Jody and Joann Cole; and daughter/son-in-law, Kelly and George Menendez; grandsons, Adrian, Jason, Jesse and Jeremy; granddaughters, Melissa and Alyssa; and many nieces and nephews and wonderful friends.

Cole, Eric R.
Eric R. Cole - Chronicle News - February 2, 2015 - Eric R. Cole, age 48 of Trinidad, Colorado, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015. Eric was born December 11, 1966 in San Pablo, California, to Dolores and Thomas Cole who both preceded him in death. He graduated from high school in Richmond, California. Eric was a dedicated employee with ESG Companies in Virginia Beach, Virginia, until his relocation to Colorado, to be closer to his sister and her family. He enjoyed his work in Mystic greatly. His greatest joy in life was his eight-year-old son Joseph, who was a highlight of his life. Eric is survived and his memory is forever cherished by his son Joseph Miller Cole, Virginia Beach, Virginia, sister and her husband Charlene and John Buenrostro, Trinidad, Colorado, his nephew and wife Carlos and Carmela Buenrostro, Martinez, California, in addition to many dear friends whose life he impacted greatly. A celebration of life service will be held Friday, February 26, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Comi Chapel. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Cole, George W.
George W. Cole - Chronicle News - February 13, 2014 - George W Cole, 92, of Jansen CO passed away peacefully on February, 2014, in Raton NM. George was born on February, 1921. For 47 years, he worked at numerous coal mines in Colorado including Dix, Morley, Valdez, Oak Creek, and Alan coal mines. He had gotten a certificate and pin in 2011 from the United Mine Workers of America honoring him for his 70 years+ of membership of the UMWA and his staunch support of all unions. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Josephine Cole (2006) and a son, Oney J. Cole of Lakewood, Colorado, (1985). George is survived by 8 children, (son) Joseph and Lucille Cole of Pueblo, CO (daughter), Mary Alice Hyland of Lakewood, CO (son) George Jr. and Modene Cole of Trinidad, (son) Robert & Sally Cole of Trinidad, (daughter) Shirley and Chuck Mellor of Lakewood, CO (daughter) Janet L. Cole of Pueblo, (daughter) Deborah and Ron Drapeau of Peyton, CO and (daughter) Penny and Ole Linden of Denver, Colorado. Numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. Service will be announced at a later time. Special thanks to the staff at Miners Colfax Medical Center in Raton NM. Chronicle News - May 6, 2014 - George W. Cole, 92, Jansen passed away February 6, 2014. He was born February 22, 1921. Preceded in death by his wife Josephine (2006) and son Oney J. Cole (1985). He is survived by his children, Joseph G. Cole (Lucille) of Pueblo, Colorado, Mary A. Hyland of Lakewood, Colorado, Robert L. Cole (Sallie) of Trinidad, Colorado, George D. Cole (Modene) of Trinidad, Colorado, Shirley Cole-Mellor (Chuck) of Lakewood, Colorado, Janet L. Cole of Pueblo, Colorado, Deborah S. Drapeau (Ron) Colorado Springs, Colorado, Penny Cole-Linden (Ole) of Littleton, Colorado, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mr. Cole was a retired coal miner. He worked in the Dix, Morley, Valdez, Oak Creek and the Allen Mines. He was the Recording Secretary for the United Mine Workers Local Union in Trinidad. He was also a CF& I Credit Union officer. He was also awarded a certificate for being a member of the United Mine Workers of America Union for 70 years. Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the Cole house in Jansen. House No. 33853, County Road 22.6, Jansen. Refreshments will be served immediately following the services. Please call 719-440-24354 directions.

Cole, Josephine
Josephine Cole - Chronicle News - September 8, 2006 - Josephine Cole, loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital on September 5, 2006 at the age of 81. She was born in Stonewall, Colorado on November 9, 1924 to Manuelita (Valdez) and Tobias Ortiz. On June 29, 1941, Josephine was united in marriage to George W. Cole in Raton, New Mexico. Josephine enjoyed many things including sewing, going on picnics, traveling yearly to Taos and going to garage sales. The greatest love of her life was her family, who adored her. She was preceded in death by parents, Manuelita and Tobias Ortiz, son Oney J. Cole and brother Fred Ortiz. Survivors are husband George W. Cole of home address, children, Joseph (Lucile) Cole, Pueblo, Mary Alice Hyland, Wheatridge, Robert (Sally) Cole, Trinidad, George (Modene) Cole, Trinidad, Shirley (Chuck) Mellor, Lake-wood, Deborah (Ron) Drapeau, Co. Springs, Penny (Lawrence) Gonzales, Golden, daughter-in-law, Beverly Cole, Lakewood, brother Joe Ortiz, Coke-dale, sisters Genevieve Romero, Co. Springs, Helen (Ray) Corral, Pueblo, twenty-six grandchildren, twenty-five great grandchildren and numerous other relatives. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00PM-6:00PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be Monday, September 11, 2006 at 7:00PM at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 10:00AM at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Brian Cole, Timothy Cole, Adam Cole, John Gomez, David Cole, Michael Cole, Justin Drapeau, and Jessie Gonzales. Immediately following services, friends are invited to gather with the family at St. Joseph's Hall. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Cole, Mary
Mary “Mattie” Cole - Chronicle News - January 12, 2006 - Mary “Mattie” Cole, age 82 of Littleton, CO passed away on January 3, 2006 at Los Angeles, CA. Mattie was a retired nurse from the Hollywood University Hospital in Hollywood, CA. She was preceded in death by son Ernest Serna. Survived by brother George W. Cole Sr. of Jansen, CO; and 2 grandchildren, Julie and Steve of Los Angeles, CA. Burial was held January 11, 2006 at the Jansen Cemetery under the direction of Drinkwater Mortuary, Littleton, CO.

Cole, Michael Oney
Michael Oney Cole - Chronicle News - September 27, 2016 - Michael Oney Cole, age 30 passed away on September 20, 2016. He was born in Trinidad, Colorado on April 8, 1986 to Sally (Simpson) and Robert Cole. He attended area schools including Trinidad Catholic and was a 2005 graduate of Trinidad High School. Michael's employers included, Safeway, Pioneer Natural Resources and Al's Gas Service. He enjoyed spending time in the gym lifting weights and hanging out with his family and friends. He is preceded in death by brother Richard Sanchez and grandparents Josephine and George Cole and Eloisa and Kelly Simpson. Michael is survived by parents Sally and Robert Cole, Trinidad, siblings, Melissa (Shawn) Sears, Colorado Springs, Colo., Bobbi (Marc) Giezen, Windsor, Colo., James Sanchez, Trinidad, Travis Cole (Megan Walbaum), Trinidad, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Rosary will be Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 7 p.m. at Sebastiani Gym. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday. September 28, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Sebastiani Gym. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are James Sanchez, Gabe Santistevan, Hugh Harkin, Justin Drapeau, Gina Vigil, Dave Cole, Bill Vigil and his many dear friends. Active pallbearers are Travis Cole, Anthony Apodaca, John Gomez, Gerald Armijo, Calvin Coley, Tom Armijo. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Cole, William
William Cole - Pueblo Chieftain - August 1, 2016 - William Cole, 65. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Coleman, Amanda T.
Amanda T. Coleman - Pueblo Chieftain - May 6, 1935 - Amanda T. Coleman, services Tuesday afternoon, May 7th, 2 o'clock, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, seventh and Fountain Streets. Interment Roselawn cemetery. Davis Mortuary.

Coleman, Capt.
Capt. Coleman – Walsenburg World – July 22, 1896 – Shot Dead – News was received here Sunday afternoon from LaVeta that “Capt.” Coleman had been shot and killed by Dr. Collins, and all sorts of wild stories immediately began to be circulated. In absence of Sheriff Farr, Deputy Sheriff Johnson and Prosecuting Attorney Hunter immediately left for LaVeta. Sheriff Farr returned from Pueblo in the evening and immediately left for LaVeta. It was found that the only officer in LaVeta was the coroner, all deputy sheriffs being absent for one reason or another, and Coroner J. B. Wright therefore attended to the necessary business of the affair. Coleman had been shot squarely in the forehead and had died instantly. The bullet had not entered the brain, but had glanced from the heavy frontal bone and passed around the head to the ear. It was doubtless this concussion to the brain and the fracture of the skull caused his instant death. Collins quietly gave himself up and was brought to Walsenburg by Deputy Sheriff Johnson about 9:30 Sunday evening. Dr. Collins is a practicing physician at LaVeta and stands well in his profession. Coleman is without family except for his two grown-up sons, E. R. and Al Coleman, who were both absent from LaVeta at the time of the shooting. The verdict of those who are acquainted with Coleman is that he was a very inoffensive old gentleman and one who never quarreled with anyone except when he was somewhat the worse for drink. A coroner’s jury was summoned Monday. There had been only one witness to the shooting besides Collins and that was Mrs. Collins herself. She was therefore summoned to appear before the jury. The testimony which was given before the jury revealed the following facts. Coleman was undoubtedly under the influence of liquor and had a few words with Dr. Collins on the street, desiring to show him some specimens of ore which he had obtained in placer mining. Dr. Collins therefore invited him to dinner and Coleman accepted the invitation. Coleman had on a belt containing a knife and revolver. This he took off upon sitting down to dinner; and the two men talked about their guns for several minutes. According to the testimony of Mrs. Collins, Coleman finally became offensive and resulting in his talk especially in his remarks about Mr. and Mrs. Collins marital relations, repeatedly reiterating that their relations were not sanctioned by law. They, however, bore this calmly as coming from one who for the time being was not in his right mind. Coleman now rose to go and as he did so picked up his belt containing knife and gun, and stepped toward the rear door. As he reached the door, without putting on his belt he drew his revolver, and repeating the insulting remark with, “_____ you, take that,” fired at Collins, just grazing his hand and raising a blister on it. The bullet passed through the screen door, through a wooden pail, struck the wall, glanced up to the ceiling and again downward to the floor where its force was spent and it was afterwards picked up. Collins immediately reached out his left hand to where his own gun was lying, raised his hand and fired. The bullet struck his opponent directly on the forehead and Coleman fell dead instantly. Such, as nearly as we can find out, was Mrs. Collins’ testimony at the inquest. The jury returned a verdict that E. R. Coleman came to his death at LaVeta, Colorado, on Sunday, July 19, 1896, from a bullet fired from a revolver in the hands of Dr. J. W. Collins, but whether the killing was in self defense or feloniously done, the jury were not agreed. Collins will receive a preliminary hearing today. Walsenburg World – July 29, 1896 – The homicide at LaVeta has quietly died down. Dr. Collins was acquitted of the charge in self defense easily proved.

Coleman, Donald
Donald Coleman - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 2015 - Donald Coleman, 83, departed his life on June 12, 2015, and has gone home to the Lord. Born in Pueblo, he attended St. Francis Elementary School and Central High School. He was a parishioner of St. Pius X and St. Paul the Apostle churches. He was retired from the CF&I after 29 years of employment. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn, his angel of 64 years; also his two sons, Dale (Vicki) and Marlon (Terry); grandchildren, Jason, Jeff (Miranda), Kathi (Mike) Vanhoecke, Scott (Juana) Daniel; along with five beautiful great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Pueblo, Colo. Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at Imperial Funeral Home.

Coleman, Donald Delmer
Donald Delmer Coleman - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 2017 - Donald Delmer Coleman, 86, went into the Lord's arms on Nov. 11, 2017. He was born Dec. 12, 1930, to Earl and Catherine Coleman in Kansas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Catherine Coleman; brother, Kemper Coleman; brother-in-law, Donald Hall. Survived by two sisters, Gene Hall and Kay (Jack) Riggio; sister-in-law, Joan Coleman. He had four children, Donna (Stephen) George, Dawn (Kevin) Collins, Todd (Karen) Coleman and Katherine (Marc) Howell. He had seven grandchildren, Christopher and Geoffrey Collins, Michelle (Brian) Totte, Cassendra and Amanda Mulkey, Alec Coleman, Dylan Howell; and multiple nieces and nephews. Donald was a Korean War veteran in the USMC. He loved being an entrepreneur as an electrical engineer, mining, construction developer and managing his own consulting company. Donald loved spending time with family and will be greatly missed. Service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, at Tabor Lutheran Church. Inurnment with military honors will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at Fort Logan. In lieu of gifts, make a memorial contribution in his name to Tabor Lutheran Church.

Coleman, Patrick R.
Patrick R. Coleman - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2017 - Patrick R. Coleman, 62, of Pueblo, passed away on April 25, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Patsy Coleman; and siblings, Billy and Cathy. He is survived by his children, Amanda, Zachary (Christa), Vera and Andrew; and Justin (Adrian and sons, Justin Jr. and Luke) Rohrer; as well as grandson, Dominic; and ex-wife, Lynn. Also survived by brothers, Mike (Carol) and Bob; niece, Krissy; and nephews, Billy, John and Robert Addams. Pat was an artist and loved his family above all. A private family gathering will be held today to celebrate his life.

Coleman, Paul James
Paul James Coleman - Pueblo Chieftain - November 9, 2014 - Paul James Coleman, 82, beloved father, grandfather and friend, left our earthly existence unexpectedly into the arms of our Lord on Nov. 3, 2014, after a courageous struggle with cancer. Paul James Coleman Paul was preceded in death by his son, Steve; and former wife, Marlene. He leaves to cherish his memory, friend and former wife of 35 years, Frances; sons, Brad (Jane), John (Karen); daughters, Paula (Rob), Karen, Lori (John), Rhonda (Larry); 22 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and his schnauzer, Snickers. Paul was a member of the Eagles and a lifetime resident of Pueblo. He was employed by the Pueblo Police Department and Colorado State Hospital, retiring as a police lieutenant. A devout Catholic, he served as an altar boy in his younger years. Paul also loved motorcycle racing and rode as a hobby. He had exceptional musical talent, playing the clarinet for the Air Force Band, playing the guitar and singing traditional country music. He loved living life to the fullest. Private services have taken place. Final resting place, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food or flowers, donations may be made in Paul’s memory to Paws for Life or Pueblo Animal Services.

Colgate, George T.
George T. Colgate - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 2015 - George T. Colgate of Canon City, Colo., passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, after 92 years on this planet. George was the last survivor of nine children born to Albert B. and Lillian (Geraghty) Colgate of Canon City, Colo. George graduated from Canon City High School in 1941 and joined the Army to serve his country in World War II. He was severely wounded in December 1944 during the Battle of the Bulge. The Army sent word home to his family that he had been killed in action. But thanks to God’s mercy, he survived and went on to raise a wonderful family and contribute overwhelmingly to his community. He was active in the Boy Scouts, YMCA, Masonic Lodge, local historical groups, NRA, Red Cross and numerous other civic groups. George graduated from Colorado A&M in Fort Collins, where he met his wife, Vera (Boulton) Colgate. He worked in the mining business in Denver, Uravan, Leadville and Canon City. In 1955, George moved his family to Miami, Ariz., where he continued to work in the mining industry until his retirement from Cities Service Co. (Miami Copper Co.) in the early 1980s. In 1985, George moved back to the Colorado mountains he had always loved. George is survived by his three children, Sandy Miller, Ken Colgate and Jim Colgate; and their mother, Vera Colgate; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 24 nieces and nephews and scores of other relatives. His passing is a great loss to all of us and he will be deeply missed. Arrangements are under the care of Holt Family Funeral Home.

Colistro, Barbara
Barbara Colistro - Huerfano World - March 24, 2016 - As the sun was rising on March 24, 2016, our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, godmother, and friend, Barbara Colistro left us to join her loving husband, Joe Colistro in heaven above. Those who have also gone on before her are her grandchildren Eric and Kylee, and her sons-in-law, Aron and Bob, and good friend Margaret. Barbara is survived by her children Mickey (Sal), Mary Jo, Tony (Peggy), Joe (Liz), John (Tressa), Cathy (Gibby), Susan, Gina (Jess), Bobbie Jo (Ben), Chuck, and Goddaughter Peggy. Her loving brother, Lewis Nichols (Joan) also survives Barbara. Barbara’s 41 grandchildren, 77 great -grandchildren, and 18 great, great-grandchildren will miss their grandma’s loving ways and kind heart. Virginia, Millie and Norman, Manuel and Maria, and Steve will also sadly miss their friend. Barbara was a kind and generous woman who blessed us with much love. She taught us life lessons that will be valued for generations to come. Her legacy is one of love that will shine through all of us as we promise to continue to live in a good way. Services will be held on April 1, 2016 at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg, Colorado at 10:30 a.m. with inurnment at Gardner Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, please be kind enough to make a donation to Sangre de Cristo Hospice who loving took care of our mother with such kindness and dignity. We love you, yesterday, today, and forever, Mom. Online condolences and shared memories can be made at johnsonromero.com Arrangements by Johnson-Romero Funeral Home.

Colistro, Elizabeth Ann
Elizabeth Ann Colistro - Pueblo Chieftain - October 2, 2016 - Elizabeth Ann Colistro, 67, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 28, 2016. Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Colistro; parents, Raymond and Lupe Lucero; in-laws, Joseph and Barbara Colistro. Survived by her daughter, Ann Marie Colistro; grandson, Ashton Legendre; siblings, Marie (Glenn) Chavez, Jason Lucero and Karl (Ilka) Lucero, Mickey (Sal) D’Ambrosia, Mary Jo Colistro, Tony (Peggy) Colistro, John (Tressa) Colistro, Cathy (Gibby) Harmes, Susan (Arron) Wolak and Bobbie Jo (Ben) Trujillo; special friends, David Allee and Tom Allee. Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, at Roselawn Funeral Home. Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Colistro, Joseph
Joseph Colistro - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 2016 - Joseph Colistro, 70, of Pueblo, passed away June 16, 2016. Survived by his loving wife, Liz Colistro; daughter, Ann Marie Colistro; grandson, Ashton Legendre; siblings, Tony (Peggy) Colistro, John (Tessa) Colistro, Cathy (Gibbie) Harmes, Gina (Jessie) Vialpando, Bobbie Jo (Ben) Trujillo, Mickey (Sal) D’Ambrosia, Susan Wolak, Mary Jo Colistro, Marie (Glen) Chavez, Jason Lucero, and Karl (Ilka) Lucero; best friends, Dave and Tom Allee; also numerous nieces and nephews. Joseph enjoyed fishing and the Broncos. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 23, 2016, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel.

Collette, Juaneita
Juaneita "Neita" Collette - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 2014 - Juaneita “Neita” Collette, 84, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 7, 2014. Neita is survived by her children, Michael (Gloria) Gradisar, Tim (Ginger) Flickinger, Mark Flickinger, Judy (Del) Trantham; grandchildren, Jillian (Colin) Griggs, Shelby Flickinger, Tristan and Cody Trantham; and great-granddaughter, Bentley Griggs. Neita worked for years at Beacon Hill Speedway. She was an avid NASCAR and Broncos fan. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Please feel free to wear your Broncos attire.

Colletti, Anthony J.
Anthony J. Colletti - Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 2015 - Anthony J. Colletti, 80, went to be with his Lord on March 5, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marge Colletti. Anthony is survived by his sons, Alan Colletti (Karen Emelianovich), Gerald (Sherri) Colletti; grandchildren, Jennifer (Tony) Snyder, Joyce Colletti (David Cozzolino), Jacob Colletti; step-grandchildren, Michael Kring (Angela Pineda), Jeanette Kring; great-grandchildren, Haley, Kylee, Bryson, Gage, James, Jace, baby Cozzolino; sister, Cecilia Rotolo; close friend, Hank Saldana; and his coffee buddies; also survived by numerous other relatives and friends. Anthony served during the Korean Conflict. He worked and retired as a craneman in the bar mill at CF&I Steel. Anthony loved watching the Broncos and reality shows. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, March 9, 2015, at the funeral home. He was a member of Family Worship Center, where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, with interment to follow at Imperial Cemetery. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Colletti, Frank
Frank Colletti - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2016 - Frank Colletti, 95 passed away April 24, 2016. Born April 22, 1921, to Charles and Rose (Parlapiano) Colletti. After his mother’s early death, he was raised by his aunt and uncle, Bill and Calli Perricone. He was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Lucille, November 2015; parents; aunt and uncle; sister and brother-in- law, Sylvia and Richard Buffalo. Survived by his brother, Charles (Phyllis) Colletti: special niece, Ginny Buffalo Burger; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews; and great-great-nieces and nephews. Frank served in WWII in the European Theater. Frank and Lucille owned and operated the Silver Dollar Inn after he returned from the service. They retired in 1972 to indulge in their love to fish, and would take off for weeks with their boat and camper. Frank was a member of the VFW 3641; American Legion 2 and the DAV. Thanks to University Park Care Center for the excellent and loving care given to Frank. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Roselawn Cemetery.

Colletti, Frank V.
Frank V. Colletti - The Gazette - May 8, 2007 - Frank V. Colletti, 60, of Colorado Springs, died unexpectedly May 3, 2007. Survived by his daughter, Angela (Alex) Krinsky of Pueblo; brother, Vic "Vito" Colleti of Colorado Springs; grandchildren, Aaron Krinsky and Julianna Krinsky; nieces, Gina (Mark Salamon) Manning, Rene (Vince) Eastlake, Dana (Scott) Huntsman; great-nieces and nephews, Amanda and Heather Eastlake, David, Derek and Tera Huntsman. Preceded in death by his parents, James and Mary Colletti; and sister-in-law, Diane Colletti. Frank was born Aug. 26, 1946, in Walsenburg, Colo. He served in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam Era. He was a maintenance supervisor for the Wildridge Apartments in Colorado Springs. Frank's pride and joy were his grandchildren. He also enjoyed fishing. He will be sadly missed by all of his friends and family. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2007, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, 1317 N. Main, in Pueblo, with Mike Giglio, Jr. officiating. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans' Ritual Team.

Colletti, Joseph C.
Joseph C. Colletti - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2017 - Joseph C. Colletti, 67, of Pueblo, passed away July 20, 2017. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Linda; and parents, Charles and Carmella Colletti. Survived by his daughters, Melanie (Ben) Miller, Keri (Kyle) Cordova; grandson, Anthony; sisters, Donna (Richard) Scalese, Ginger (Pat) Bergman; nieces and nephews. Visitation prior to service. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Colletti, Lucille
Lucille Colletti - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2015 - Lucille Colletti, 94, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 18, 2015. Arrangements pending. Roselawn Funeral Home - November 20, 2015 - Lucille Colletti, 94, of Pueblo passed away Nov 18, 2015. Born December 14, 1920. Preceded in death by her parents, Sabastian and Rosina Delliquardi; brothers, Joseph (Mary) Delliquardi, Ralph Delliquadri, and Tony (Josephine) Delliquardi. Sisters, Caroline (John) Catulli, Florence (Les) Silvo, Mary (Carl) Ingo, Angelina (Frank) Soldano. Survived by her husband, Frank Colletti; sister in law and brother in law, Phyllis and Charles Colletti. Lucy was loving and devoted to her husband, Frank, the love of her life, for 72 years, and to her many nieces and nephews. Colorado mountain fishing was a passion she and Frank shared. They would take off with their boat and camper and head to the high country. He would catch them and she would cook them. She also caught many fish. Lucy was skilled in needle work and crouching and made many beautiful keepsakes for family and friends. She loved jewelry and always wore matching necklaces and earrings. Visitation will be 9:00AM, Tuesday, Nov, 24, 2015 with Funeral Mass to follow at 10:00AM, both at St. Joseph Church in Blende. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Collier, Vivian
Vivian Collier - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2015 - Vivian Collier, 94, late of Angels Camp, Calif., went to be with the Lord on Oct. 17, 2015, after a long illness. She previously resided in Pueblo for 15 years. She is survived by her son, James (Anna) Collier of Angels Camp, Calif.; and daughter, Kathleen Boyd of Pueblo; as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Vivian was a kind and loving wife, mother and grandmother, who loved to cook and visit with her family. She loved to sing and travel with her late husband, Weber. She was a faithful member of Wesley United Methodist Church. Memorial service will take place at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Wesley Church.

Collins, Clara
Clara “Cliz” Collins - Chronicle News - October 16, 2008 - Clara “Cliz” Collins, age 78, died Tuesday, October 14, 2008 in Trinidad. Clara was born in Trinidad, Colorado on March 28, 1930 to Manual Trujillo and Helen Bonavich. She married Russell F. Collins on September 11, 1965. She was a mother and grandmother. She attended Bethel Presbyterian Church of Denver. Her hobbies included embroidering tea towels, watching wrestling, solving word puzzles and of course reading her Bible daily. She loved to visit with friends and tell stories of her past. She was preceded in death by her father and mother; brothers, Manual (Capper) Trujillo, Leo Bonavich, Alex Lopez, Charles Sisneros and husband, Russell F. Collins. She is survived by former husband Bernardo Mestas; sons, Leon Mestas, Fred (Sue Waits) Mestas, James Collins, Keith Collins and Malcolm Collins; daughters Sue Erdman, Lorraine Mestas and Marilyn (Benny) Lujan; brothers, Norman Lopez, Richard (Lydia) Sisneros; sister, Mary Mabel (Alfred) DeLaCruz, numerous grandchildren, great-grand children, great-great- grandchildren and many friends and relatives in Trinidad, Denver and Mississippi. She is also survived by a special companion, her dog, Cinnamon (Cinny). Pallbearers will be Leon Mestas, Fred Mestas, James Collins, Keith Collins, Malcolm Collins and Ben Lujan. Visitation will be Saturday, October 18, 2008, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 pm at the funeral home. A private family inurnment will be at a later date. The family may be contacted at 2039 Pinion Street, Trinidad, CO. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Collins, Eliza E.
Eliza E. Collins – Pueblo Chieftain – April 4, 1921 – Died – Collins, Mrs. Eliza E., age 83 years, died Saturday at a local hospital. Body at T. G. McCarthy and company. Pueblo Chieftain – April 4, 1921 – Funeral Notices – The funeral of Mrs. Eliza E. Collins will take place this afternoon at 2 o’clock from the funeral chapel of T. G. McCarthy and company. Rev. F. H. Zimmerman will officiate. The burial will be at Roselawn.

Collins, Harry
Harry Collins - Walsenburg World - December 8, 1898 - Quite a serious accident occurred at Rouse whereby Harry Collins, the 8 year old son of Nichol Collins was run over by an engine Friday and died at noon Saturday. At the time of the accident the little fellow was picking up coal along the tracks. When the train came along he attempted to get a small wagon, which he was loading, off the track but in doing so he fell and had both legs cut off; the right at the ankle and the left half way between the ankle and knee. Engineer Henthorne was pushing some coal cars ahead of the engine and although he received a signal to stop he was not able to do so in time to save the child. Medical attendance was at once summoned and the little suffered was given every possible attention but all efforts to save his life were unavailing.

Collins, Helen
Helen Collins - The Daily Sentinel - September 11, 2008 - Helen Collins May 19, 1923 - September 8, 2008 Helen Collins died in the early morning hours of September 8, 2008, at St. Mary's Hospital after a brief illness. Helen, a long time Grand Junction resident, was 85 years old at the time of her death. She was born on May 19, 1923, in Coalmont, Colorado, a mining camp which no longer exists. She was born to Rudolph Holekson, a Polish immigrant, and Rose, his wife, an immigrant from Czechoslovakia. Helen grew up in the hard-scabble mining towns of Walsenburg and Silverton. She graduated from high school in 1942. Helen married Earl Hicks and immediately gained four stepchildren, and had two of her own. Helen worked for more than 25 years as a supermarket checker and was well-known by many Grand Junction residents. Most would immediately say that Helen was incredibly hard-working and profoundly decent. Helen loved to dance, especially to country swing music. She enjoyed fishing and camping and loved working in the yard. Those who knew her, knew her to be loving, generous, and selfless. Her grandchildren knew that she could be fiercely protective. Helen had a wry sense of humor and a feisty personality, which was tempered with a quiet dignity. Following the death of her first husband, Helen married Virgil Collins, with whom she spent a number of happy years until his death in 2006. Helen was preceded in death by her step-daughters, from her first marriage, Pat Gale and Marty Kennedy, and her step-son, Jack Hicks. Helen is survived by her three loving sisters, Rose Hopping (and her husband, Fred Hopping); Ann Porter, and Margaret Letey (and her husband, Al Letey). Survivors also include a daughter, Vicki Anderson of Lakewood Colorado, and son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Vikki Hicks of Grand Junction, step-sons, Joe Hicks and Leonard (Barbara) Collins and step-daughter, Linda Collins. There are 17 grandchildren and a multitude of great grandchildren who mourn her loss. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 11, 2008, from 12 - 2:00 p.m. at Martin Mortuary. The funeral service will be held directly after at 2:00 p.m. at the mortuary. The burial will follow at Grand Junction Memorial Gardens.

Collins, Linda
Linda Darlene Collins - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 2017 - Linda Darlene Collins passed away on June 24, 2017, after a long battle with neuroendocrine cancer. She was 70. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Collins. She is survived by her sisters, Beverly (Frank) Christeson and Arnelle Grobe; as well as three daughters, Michelle (Jim) Reifschneider, Donna (Matt) Graham, Christina (Erik) Pedersen; and six grandchildren, Joshua (Hannah) Knapp, Trey, Coby and Hannah Graham, Samantha Goure and Dylan Proal. Linda was born in Pasadena, Calif., in 1947, and grew up in St. Louis, Mo. She worked for many years as a medical office manager in Pueblo, Colo. Her greatest joys were her children and grandchildren, and she never failed to attend their events and cheer them on in their pursuits. Her sense of humor was wonderful and our memories of her funny stories will be treasured. She loved her ABC Support Group friends and enjoyed her time socializing with them. She enjoyed traveling and took many trips with her sisters and friends over the years. She also enjoyed gardening and her beloved dog, Mac. Special thanks to her dear friends, Judy and Diane, for all their love and support; as well as Dr. Liu from Rocky Mountain Cancer Center; Dr. Headley, and the staff at the Joni Fair Hospice House. A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, June 30, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Collins, Linda Sue
Linda Sue Collins - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2016 - Woman who died in overnight Pueblo apartment fire identified - The identity of the 53-year-old woman who died Saturday night during an apartment fire at the Azteca Apartments has been released. Related Pueblo Fire: One dead in high-rise apartment blaze - Pueblo County Coroner Brian Cotter said the victim is Linda Sue Collins. At this time, officials do not know the cause of death or what caused the blaze. Three other people were transported to a hospital for evaluation. First responders were not injured during the incident. At about 10 p.m., the Pueblo police and fire department were dispatched to the apartments, located at 700 Hunter Drive. “Fire crews were able to confine the blaze to the apartment of origin on the ninth floor of this 14 story high-rise apartment complex while other police and fire responders assisted with the evacuation of residents,” a Pueblo Police Department press release states. The release said approximately 10 residents are displaced at this time because of smoke and water damage. “The building management is assisting the residents that were directly affected with temporary housing,” the press release stated. “All other residents were allowed to return to their apartments at approximately midnight after fire crews determined it was safe to do so.”

Collins, Michael N.
Michael N. Collins - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2017 - Michael N. Collins, 68. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Collins, R. G. (Dr.)
Dr. R. G. Collins – Walsenburg World – July 21, 1903 – Dr. R. G. Collins, well-known over the state, died very suddenly at his home in Georgetown Friday morning.

Collins, Sonia M.
Sonia M. Collins - Chronicle News - November 14, 2006 - Sonia M. Collins, age 32, passed away at St. Mary Corwin Hospital on November 10. 2006. She was born in Trinidad, Colorado on January 8, 1974. Sonia attended area schools graduating from Trinidad High School in 1992. She attended Trinidad State Junior College for three years, enrolling in business and computer courses. She was very talented, making various arts and crafts. Sonia loved and collected angels. She enjoyed watching TV, working on puzzles but most of all loved to eat. Sonia was a kind and gentle person. No matter how sick she was she never complained and always wore a smile. She will be missed by many. Preceding her in death are daughter Delayna Wingo, grandparents Macolvia and Roy Collins, uncles Richard Collins and Walter Atencio. Survivors are Mother, Helen Collins, home address, aunts and uncles Sarah Atencio, Trinidad, Ernest (Florence) Lucero, Trinidad, Floyd (Marlene) Collins, Magalena, NM, Roy (Rebecca) Collins, Seattle, Washington, numerous cousins, other relatives and many dear friends. Visitation will be Thursday, from 3:00PM-6:00PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 7:00PM at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral will be Friday, November 17, 2006 with Funeral Mass at 1:00PM at Holy Trinity Church with Fr. Richard Becker as celebrant. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearer is Robert Aragon Jr. Active pallbearers are Dustin Medina, Glen Williams, Donald Armijo, Shawn Lovato, Bob Aragon and Ernest Lucero Jr. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at St. Joseph’s Hall. Family may be contacted at the home address 1201 Portland. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Collura, Sharon Carmella
Sharon Carmella Collura - Chronicle News - March 22, 2006 - Sharon Carmella Collura of Kent, WA died March 6, 2006, in Kent. She was 69. She was born February 2, 1937 in Renton. She married George Collura and lived in Kent for 45 years. Mrs. Collura worked at Peterson Fur Farm for 40 years. She was a member of the Sons of Italy. She enjoyed casinos, gardening and playing with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband George Collura of Kent; daughter Cindy Breuklander of Lakewood; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Inurnment was at Tahoma National Cemetery in Maple Valley. Arrangements by Marlatt Funeral Home in Kent, WA.

Collyer, Phyllis L
Phyllis L. Collyer - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 2015 - Phyllis L Collyer, 86, passed away at John Knox Village in Lee’s Summit, Mo., on Dec. 11, 2015. She was born to Arthur D. and Maudye M. Rotramel in Pueblo on April 9, 1929, where she lived for 80 years. Phyllis is survived by husband, Robert, the love of her life, whom she married July 20, 1946; children, Michael (Bobbie Slack) Collyer, Diane Bratz (Tim), Jerald Collyer; several grandchildren and great- grandchildren; and brother, David A. Rotramel. Following her 1967 graduation from SCSC, Phyllis taught third grade at Highland Park Elementary. Phyllis was a proud member of DAR and devoted a great deal of effort to genealogy research. After retiring in 1987, Phyllis and Bob enjoyed friends, civic functions, long drives in the mountains, travel throughout North America and Europe and cruising. Nothing ever topped her beloved Colorado mountains. In 2011, Phyllis and Bob moved nearer to family in Lee’s Summit. In accordance with her wishes, there will be no funeral service. Cremation by Langsford Funeral Home.

Colnar, David Patrick
David Patrick Colnar - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 2015 - David Patrick Colnar, 52, of Pueblo, passed away July 3, 2015. Preceded in death by his mother, Lois Colnar; and Grandma and Grandpa Martin, and Grandma and Grandpa Colnar. Survived by his father, Robert Colnar Sr.; and brothers, Robert Colnar Jr. and Jeff Colnar. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at Wesley United Methodist Church.

Colnar, Lois Marie
Lois Marie Colnar - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 2015 - Lois Marie Colnar, 82, of Pueblo, passed away peacefully Feb. 20, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. Lois grew up in Avondale. She worked, married and raised her family in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her mother, Bessie; father, Bill; and sister, Dorothy. Survived by her loving husband, Bob; sons, Rob (Tosca), Jeff and Dave; grandchildren, Justin, Megan and Jacob; six great-grandchildren; sister, Carol Jane; brother, Melvin; and cousin, Lucy. The family welcomes personal condolences.

Colnar, Robert Charles Sr.
Robert Charles Colnar Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 2015 - Robert Charles Colnar Sr., 87, of Pueblo, passed away peacefully Oct. 16, 2015, with his living sons at his side. Robert grew up in Walsenburg. He worked, married and raised his family in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his mother, Eva; father, John; brother, John; sisters, Mary, Rose and Gladis; his loving wife, Lois; and son, David. Survived by his sons, Robert (Tosca), and Jeff; grandchildren, Justin, Megan and Jacob; and six great grandchildren. Services, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford Ave.

Colquitt, Louis
Louis Colquitt – Walsenburg World – December 16, 1915 – Whites Kill Colored Men – Frank Whitsell and Louis Colquitt were shot and killed Tuesday night between 7:30 and 8:00 o’clock in Sam Sweet’s Pool Hall by Samson and Fred Sweet. The Sam Sweet Pool Hall is located on lower Main Street and it had become the habit of the colored population of that part of town to drop into the hall. Becoming tired of this, the Sweets put up notices “Colored Trade Not Solicited.” This angered the blacks and they entered the hall with the intention of making a “rough house,” and proceeded to tear down the signs. Not desisting when ordered, the Sweets, father and son, began firing on the blacks with the result that the two were killed. Frank Whitsell was the leader in the trouble and has an enviable record for one who poses for a tough. About a year ago his head was split open from crown to chin by his wife. At another time he was shot five times at Colorado Springs. His body was covered with the scars of his past battles. Louis Colquitt, the other victim, is familiarly known as “Sonny.” He has been in this community for a good many years, and was not regarded as a “bad nigger.” His father, Ben Colquitt, runs a little shoe shining parlor on West Sixth, and is well thought of. Five shots entered Sonny’s body, any one of which might have been fatal. One went into the chest and out through an arm which was broken; one went through a lobe of the heart; one through the abdomen; another entered the left hip. An inquest was held over the bodies of the Negroes on Wednesday evening, and the jury found that the men came to their deaths at the hands of Samson Sweet and Fred Sweet, but that the killing was justifiable inasmuch is the Sweets were protecting their own lives and property in their own place of business. Complaint has been filed by Ben Colquitt against the Sweets for the killing of Louis Colquitt. The Sweets have been arraigned and admitted to bail. The preliminary examination has been set for December 27. Walsenburg World – January 6, 1916 – Case Nolled – the case of Samson Sweet and Fred Sweet, charged with the murder of Sonny Colquitt, was nolled today in the justice court by the district attorney.

Colver, Nancy M.
Mrs. Nancy M. Colder – Walsenburg World – April 2, 1903 – Mrs. Nancy M. Colver, who died at Golden, March 27, in the 79th year of her age, had lived in Colorado since 1858, being one of the earliest pioneer settlers of the state.

Colvin, Dorothy
Dorothy Colvin - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 2014 - Dorothy Colvin, 75, service, 2:30 p.m. today, Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Colvin, Helen Frances
Helen Frances Colvin - Chronicle News - January 9, 2004 - Helen Frances Colvin, age 90, passed away on January 7, 2004. She was born on May 23, 1913 in Greensburg, Kiowa County, Kansas to Daniel Franklin and Hazel Ellen Crandall Cross. She graduated from Emporia High School, Emporia, Kansas in 1929, attended Kansas City, Kansas Junior College and Horner Conservatory of Music and graduated from Kansas State Teachers College in 1934 earning a BA. She was married on October 27, 1934 to Richard O. (Dick) Colvin in Kansas City, Kansas at Central Christian Church. Her father, Reverend D. F. Cross, officiated at the wedding. Helen lived in Cuchara and La Veta, and later in Trinidad at Corazon Square. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, La Veta, Colorado. Her other memberships since moving to Cuchara in 1981 included: Cuchara Chapel Board, Cuchara Hermosa, Cuchara Association (officer), AAUW, La Veta Garden Club, and numerous bridge clubs. She enjoyed music, reading and libraries, sewing, travel, family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Dick, who died December 12, 1981. She is survived by her children, Sara Jo (Dennis) Murphy, Olpe, Kansas, and Nancy (Bruce) Christofferson, La Veta, Colorado; grandchildren, Thomas (Cheryl) Murphy, Hershey, Nebraska, JoEllen Murphy, Pueblo, Colorado, and Andrew (Lorene) Murphy, Evans, Colorado; step-grandchildren are Wendy (Eric) Christofferson-Kenney, Highlands Ranch, Colorado, and Monica Christofferson, Albuquerque, New Mexico; great-grandchildren, Cassandra and Bayliegh Murphy, Hershey, Nebraska, and Jacob, McKayla and Mya Murphy, Evans, Colorado. A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 12, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at the La Veta United Methodist Church, 420 S. Main, La Veta, CO. Rev. Rhea Barningham will be officiating. Interment will follow at the La Veta Cemetery. The family requests memorials be made to the Cuchara Chapel. The family of Helen Frances Colvin has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Colvin, Vernon Dewain
Vernon Dewain Colvin - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2016 - Vernon Dewain Colvin passed away Dec. 22, 2016, with his family at his side. He was born March 16, 1957, to parents, Ervin Dewain and Connie (Bass) Colvin in St. Joseph, Mo., the closest hospital to his hometown of Albany. He was preceded in death by his brother, Bobby Dale Colvin; and his father. Survived by the love of his life, Nancy, to whom he was married 36 years. He also is survived by his children and their spouses, Bobby and Mandy Colvin, Kenny and Rhianna Colvin, Amy and Nick Lile. Vern had six grandchildren whom he adored and loved being their Papa: Dominic, Mallory, Elliott, Cara, Blake and Anya. Vern also is survived by his mother, Connie Stephens; sisters, Maggie (Brian) Miller, Robin (Scott) French; in-laws whom he loved as his own, Fredrick Thomas, Janet (Danny) Boyd, Greg (Martha) Thomas, Ross (Marie) Thomas, Tim (Nancy) Thomas, Darla (Gary) Jackson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Vern loved spending time with his family, especially watching them play sports and traveling anywhere (Italy was his favorite). He worked as a mechanic, riverboat deckhand, railroad brakeman and delivery driver before starting his career at the steel mill, where he worked for 30 years. The majority of his time was spent as a safety supervisor. He took his job seriously and was proud of his part in keeping his co-workers safe. He was kind to everyone, always had a smile and was always ready to lend a helping hand. He could never go anywhere without seeing someone he knew. He loved muscle cars and dreamed of spending his retirement driving Route 66 in his Chevelle. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. today, Dec. 28, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, with funeral Mass at 11 a.m. on Thursday Dec. 29, at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Colyn, Anthony Jr.
Anthony "Tony" Colyn Jr. - The Gazette - June 30, 2011 - Anthony "Tony" Colyn, Jr. passed away June 29, 2011 at St. Francis Hospital. Born June 18, 1920, in Colorado Springs (at the same St. Francis Hospital). Tony was a lifelong Colorado resident, where he was a farmer and farm implement dealer in Walsenburg until moving back to Colorado Springs in 1965. In Colorado Springs he worked as Parts Manager for Baldridge Implement Company until his retirement. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Shirley Colyn, also a lifelong Colorado Springs resident of 85 years; two sons, James of Fairfield Glade, TN, and David of Fairfield, CA; a daughter, Leah Beth Cook of Goliad, TX; stepson, Dale Colbert of Colorado Springs; and stepdaughter Colleen Kulhamer of Allentown, PA. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and 9 great, great grandchildren. Tony graduated from Huerfano County High School in Walsenburg, and later enlisted in the Army Air Corp, in 1942, serving his country as radar mechanic bomb specialist. He was awarded the American Theater Ribbon World War II Victory Medal and National Service Ribbon before his honorable discharge in 1945. Tony was an avid bowler, active in three leagues almost until his 91st birthday. To his many bowling friends, which he considered his extended family, he bids a "final farewell and good bowling." A visitation is scheduled from 4:00 - 7:00pm, Thursday, June 30, 2011 at Swan-Law Funeral Directors, 501 North Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO. The farewell service will also be held at Swan-Law Funeral Directors on Friday, July 1, 2011 at 12:00pm. Interment will be at 1:00 PM at Memorial Gardens following the farewell service.

Combs, Eugene W.
Eugene W. Combs - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 2016 - Eugene W. Combs, 85, of Pueblo West, passed into the arms of the Lord on May 23, 2016. He was born in Duke, Okla., on June 27, 1930, the son of the late Eugene and Sylvia Combs. Eugene is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Rose Combs; daughter, Coreen (Matt) Kelley; grandchildren, Kaye, Connor, Kelsey, whom he affectionately called “Princess”; brother, Bill (Betty) Combs. Also survived by numerous family and friends. Eugene proudly served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. After returning home, he worked as a DEA agent in law enforcement, eventually retiring after 25 years. After retirement, he and Rose started an environmental engineering company and built two family homes and three additional homes in Pueblo West. He loved traveling with Rose to many parts of the world. Eugene never missed watching a Broncos or a Rockies game. He also enjoyed dancing and playing golf, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family. He was an active member of the Al Kaly Shrine, VFW and the Pueblo West Seniors/ Retirees Potluck. A celebration of his life will be held June 26, 2016, at the family home. A private inurnment will take place at a later date.

Cometto, Kathrine Lynn
Kathrine Lynn Cometto - Chronicle News - April 18, 2016 - Kathrine Lynn Cometto, May 5, 1960 - April 12, 2016 - Kathrine Lynn Cometto was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colo. to Lawrence and Louise Mantey. Kathrine and Isidoro Cometto were married on May 12, 1997, on the Punalau Cliffs in Honokahau, Maui. They were marries for 19 wonderful, happy years. She is preceded in death by both parents. She is survived by her husband, Isidoro Cometto; brother; Jamie and wife, Laura Mantey; loving aunt, Fran; Larry and Felicia Cometto, Carol Cometto, and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials services will be announced at a later date. The family request in lieu of flowers, please send donations to Pikes Peak Hospice.

Comi, Dominick
Dominick Comi - Pueblo Chieftain - December 3, 2014 - Dominick Comi was called to heaven on Nov. 24, 2014. Dominick was born Jan. 18, 1926. He was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Pueblo West and a lifetime BPO Elks No. 90 member. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during WWII. Dominick retired from Alpha Beta Packing Co. after 27 years of service. He then became a school bus driver for District 70, which he truly loved. He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife of 62 years, Teresa; his brother and sister-in-law, Steve (Catherine) Comi; sisters, Antoinette and Rose; niece, Julia Fognani; and nephew, Eddie Greco. His survivors include his daughters, Marilyn (Dan) Werner and Shirley (Dan) Vining; grandchildren, Kim (John) Blossom, Shannon Carpio, Niccole (Matt) McDowell and Zach (Amanda) Burnette; step-grandchildren, Gary, Jerry, Jim, Tim, Eva, Jacob and Grace; 21 great-grandchildren and numerous other extended family. Memorial Mass will be at noon on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 1132 W. Oro Grande Drive in Pueblo West.

Comi, Steve
Steve Comi - Chronicle News - May 7, 2009 - Steve Comi, prominent businessman and longtime resident of Trinidad, passed away May 5, 2009 at the age of 89. Steve was born in Sunnyside, Utah, to Annie (Ferraro) and Dominick Comi, Sr. on February 20, 1920. At an early age the family moved to Trinidad where he attended school in Hoehne. At the age of 14, Steve began working for Mrs. Theresa Mullare washing cars for her firm the Mullare Funeral Home. This is where he began his interest in a career in the funeral industry. Under Mrs. Mullare’s guidance, Steve received his certificate from Colorado Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers on May 26, 1943. He worked with various funeral directors in the area including Vince Cimino and W.C. Jordan. Upon Theresa’s death, Steve became sole owner of Mullare Funeral Home, where together with his wife, Catherine, worked until 1981. In 1985 he and his daughter, Kitsy opened the Comi Funeral Home where he worked until his retirement at the tender age of 80. On October 15, 1945, Steve was united in marriage to Catherine Elaine Cassa at Holy Trinity Rectory. During his career, Steve was active in his community and with its people that he so dearly loved. He served on various boards and was very active in politics in the Democratic Party and served on the Democratic Central Committee. He was elected and served for a period of many years in the capacity as Deputy and Las Animas County Coroner. He was instrumental in helping start the Trinidad Ambulance Company as he previously provided free ambulance service to the community for a period of 25 years. He was a man of faith and had a devotion to the Blessed Mother. Steve was a member of the Third Order of St. Francis where he served as Minister Prefect for many years. The Sisters of Charity entrusted the Ave Maria Shrine to the group and in the early sixties under Steve’s guidance, restored the chapel where Masses are still celebrated to this date. He was a member of Holy Trinity Parish, lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus Council #1072, Third Order of St. Francis, honorary member of La Sociedad de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, Redman’s Lodge and the Colorado Funeral Directors Association where he still held his MSP Emeritus certificate from the Colorado Funeral Service Board that he was so proud of. Steve was an avid Bronco and Colorado Rockies fan. He loved to garden and took great pride in caring for his flowers and prized rose bushes. He was a loving father and grandfather and was proud of his family and all its new additions. He devoted his life to his community and his people whom he loved dearly. He still came to the funeral home at least once a week to keep “check” that things were going well. Steve will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Preceding him in death are parents, Annie Comi, Dominick (Vera) Comi; wife, Catherine; daughter, Anna Marie; first born infant son; grandson, Jason Wayne; one infant granddaughter; mother and father-in-law, Mary (Pete) Cassa; sister, Antoinette and Rose; nephew, Eddie Greco; in-laws, Elizabeth (Harry) McCluskey and Gertrude Cassa and Joyce Cassa. Survivors include daughter, Kitsy (Art) Winter, Trinidad; grandchildren, Denise (Felix) Maldonado, Trinidad; Deanna Espinoza (David Baca), Trinidad; Steven Espinoza, Colo. Springs, Colo.; Ty (Jennifer) Winter, Trinidad; Clint (Andrea) Winter, Trinidad; great grandchildren, Amanda Trujillo, Ashlee Gutierrez, Isaiah Gutierrez, Brooklyn Winter, Cooper Winter; brother, Dominick (Theresa) Comi, Jr., Pueblo West, Colo.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Esther (Mike) Peretto, Pueblo; Joe Cassa, Denver; Joan (Bob) Crittenden, Jay, Oklahoma; George Cassa, Wheatridge, Colo.; Alice John-son, Wheatridge Colorado; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, colleagues and a host of many dear and loved friends. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Vigil Services with recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at Holy Trinity Church. Entombment will follow at the Lady of Sorrows Mausoleum, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are grandsons, Ty Winter, Clint Winter, Steven Espinoza, Felix Maldonado, David Baca and Jeff Trujillo. Immediately following interment, friends are invited to gather with the family at the Aultman Hall. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions the Holy Trinity Church, Ave Maria Shrine or Holy Trinity Academy. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home and Cotter Family Davis Mortuary.

Comiskey, Teresa Elaine
Teresa Elaine Comiskey - Pueblo Chieftain - July 7, 2016 - Teresa Elaine Comiskey, 53, passed away peacefully in her home on July 5, 2016. Preceded in death by her daughter, Amy; and mother, Elizabeth Giarratano. Survived by her daughter, Ashley (Chris Huggins) Comiskey; father, John Giarratano; siblings, Betty Ann (John) Skul, Joe Giarratano, Jeani Carrico, Mary (Gary) Kleinheim and Susanne (Jon) Kinnischtzke; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins; step-granddaughter, Emma Perkins; dear friend and father of her children, Tim (Lori) Comiskey; and dear friends near and far. Teresa was born and raised in Pueblo and worked as an LPN. She touched so many lives and loved all her patients so much. Her family and the staff of Eagleridge Family Medicine will miss her gentle touch and encouraging words. She loved children, animals and brought laughter and joy to so many. We will carry her forever in our hearts. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 6 p.m. Saturday, July 9, 2016, at Sonrise Church, 421 E. Spaulding Ave., Pueblo West. Private family inurnment. In lieu of food and flowers, a memorial fund has been established at PAWS for Life in her honor.

Compagna, Joe
Joe Compagna – Walsenburg World – December 7, 1916 – Storekeeper Shot of Aguilar – The Assassins Enter Store at Aguilar And Shoot and Instantly Kill Joe Compagna – Sheriff Neely Arrests Slav On Train – It Is Believed That the Murderers Have Escaped to the Hills – We glean the following regarding the murder of Joe Compagna at Aguilar from the Trinidad Picket Wire. While at work in his store at Aguilar last Tuesday Joe Compagna, former saloon keeper and rancher of the northern part of the state, was shot and instantly killed shortly after 9 o’clock. The slayers made good their escape and the other persons in the store told the officers when they arrived to investigate the affair that two strange men had entered the store and shot Compagna. He was shot through the body with a. 32 caliber automatic and died instantly. As the night train headed north on the C & S. was due to pass Aguilar shortly after the shooting, Sheriff Kane notified Sheriff Neeley at Walsenburg of the affair and asked him to be on the lookout. Neeley and several deputies boarded the train and an awful scare resulted for the passengers, who feared a holdup. Hands went up in answer to orders from the night visitors and it had all the earmarks of a sure enough holdup. The train was thrown into a turmoil and Pete Mamoltre, a Slav residing at Broadhead, fearing his pile of $141 was to be taken from him struck the nearest deputy and floored him. The officers then beat Mamoltre badly on the head. The wild scramble to drop wallets and watches under car seats and to appear unconcerned was a real sensation to the passengers. The possession of their pocketbooks and whole hides was a source of no little gratification to them. They thought the wild west and come back for a visit for certain. And Sheriff Neely was kept busy explaining to the excited passengers that he was not an exponent of the gentle art made famous by Jessie James and the Younger boys, that he was merely in search of a pair of murderers who were believed to be trying to get out of the country. Deputies Ed Kane and Al Bennett traveled northward on the wagon road by automobile to catch the parties in the event that they should walk and upon their arrival at Walsenburg Pete Mamoltre, the Slav, was turned over to them. Sheriff Neely had arrested him as the murderer because of his resistance on the train. Sheriff Kane, however, does not think that he had anything to do with it.

Compton, Elda Mae
Elda Mae Compton - Pueblo Chieftain - April 5, 2015 - Elda Mae Compton, 89, passed away April 3, 2015. Preceded in death by her husband, Leonard; and son, Richard Lee. Survived by her daughter, Yvonne (Larry) Kramer; five grandchildren, several great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, April 9, 2015, Imperial Chapel, with Interment to follow. Arrangements, Imperial.

Compton, Larry
Larry Compton – Walsenburg World – August 5, 1909 – Died on Mrs. Eugenia Jones’s ranch near Walsenburg on Friday, July 30, 1909, Larry Compton, the one-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Compton. The cause of death was gastroenteritis. The body was buried on Sunday, August 1.

Compton, Vivian Ann
Vivian Ann Compton - Chronicle News - September 18, 2012 - Ms. Vivian Ann Compton died on September 5, 2012, peacefully, at her home in Taos, New Mexico with family and loved ones at her bedside. She is preceded in death by her parents, numerous relatives, friends, and her nephew Tommy. She is survived by her siblings, Tom (Esther) Compton, Mary Carol “Peachy,” Henninger, Dick (Shirley) Compton, Bob (Terre) Compton, Sue (Doug) Smith, and her partner, Joan Coyote. Viv was born on February 24, 1940, the second of six children of Richard and Louise Compton of Trinidad, CO. She graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1958. After graduation she left Trinidad to enter The Sisters of Charity of Mount Saint Joseph’s Convent in Cincinnati, Ohio, where Sister Richard Ann pronounced her vows and joined their community. There she earned her Bachelor’s Degree. Sister Richard Ann served missions in Kensington, MD., Chicago, IL and New Holland, MI. After leaving the convent she began a career at Detroit Edison that lasted thirty years. She also earned a Master’s Degree in Management from the University of Michigan. She retired from Detroit Edison in 2002 and relocated to Taos, NM to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Enchanted Circle. She was involved in social justice issues throughout her life working with inner city prostitutes, Central American refugees, victims of domestic violence, tutoring under privileged children, marching for peace, and protesting the School of Americas, to name a few. She worked tirelessly as an advocate for Women’s Rights throughout her life. She had a great love for the beauty and wonder of Mother Nature. She often took road trips simply to see new countryside and look for wildlife. She learned to love horses as a young girl, spending weekends and vacations at the horse races cheering on one of her dad’s race horses. Since moving to Taos, her appreciation of horses has been fanned by seeing the wild horses in the area between Costilla and San Luis on her many trips to and from Colorado. The horses were part of the attraction for her love Old Westerns and Gunsmoke shows. Three years ago, after too long an absence, Viv reconnected formally with the Sisters of Charity by becoming an Associate. Although she maintained a close alliance with “The Mount” and many close friendships throughout the years, her return as an Associate seemed to be especially rewarding and comforting. Viv was a gracious host and loved having guests, planning dinners, enjoying fine dining, and the art of “visiting.” She would sit for hours reminiscing about childhood acquaintances and relatives, talking about her favorite books, reviewing the highlights of her most recent travels, or debating which Uncle from Ireland was the one that lived in the house outside of Donegal. Her love and friendship will be missed by many. Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 7:00PM at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, September 21, 2012 at 10:00Am at Holy Trinity Church. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to St. Mary Corwin Health Foundation, Breast Cancer Needs Fund, Attn. Jayne Mazur, 1008 Minnequa, Pueblo, Co. 81004. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Comstock, Charles
Charles Comstock – Walsenburg World – November 25, 1909 – On Tuesday night of last week, Charles Comstock received injuries by falling off a railroad bridge, from which he died later in the hospital at Pueblo. For some months he had been employed as track walker on LaVeta Pass. He was riding on an engine just before the accident and got off to get a drink, not knowing, apparently that a bridge was beneath him. He fell over 60 feet, striking obstacles on the way, but was able, with assistance to walk up to the engine again. He sustained internal injuries, however, from which he died on Tuesday. Until going on the railroad Mr. Comstock had for years made his home on the R. A. Hayes ranch. The remains were shipped to Tennant, Iowa, where the deceased’s father is still living.

Comstock, Edwin D.
Edwin D. Comstock – Walsenburg World – June 27, 1905 – Edwin D. Comstock died at 5:30 this morning at Minnequa Hospital, Pueblo.

Comstock, L. M.
L. M. Comstock – Walsenburg World – July 24, 1902 – Died at LaVeta, Colorado, July 16, 1902, Mr. L. M. Comstock, age 25 years.

Concialdi, Cheryl Laree
Cheryl Laree Concialdi - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2014 - Cheryl Laree Concialdi, 67, passed away July 15, 2014. Cheryl was born May 25, 1947, and was preceded in death by her beloved mother, Melba Flo Keiley; and stepfather, Jack “Pops” Keiley. She is survived by her children, Ronda Lucas and Kevin Concialdi; her grandchildren, Crystal and Clint Lucas and Kamryn Concialdi; her great-grandchildren, Isaiah and Christian Lucas; as well as her sisters, Karla (Mike) Bouray and Terri Vallejo; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Cheryl was a devoted secretary at the Transportation Test Center and later, as a single parent, graduated with her Nursing Degree. This enabled her to continue her professional career as a dedicated psychiatric RN at the State Hospital for 25 years. She was an exceptionally loving and supportive person, who took care of family and friends, all of whom sought her advice and wisdom. She loved dancing, exercising (Dance-A-Robix), country music and traveling to warm climates. Everyone who knew her looked up to her. She will be dearly missed by all. A private celebration of her life will be held noon to 3 p.m., on July 27, 2014.

Concini, Albert
Albert Concini - Chronicle News - November 4, 2003 - Albert Concini, of Starkville, passed away at Miner’s Colfax Long-term Care Center on November 2, 2003. He was 81. He was born in Sopris, Colorado on September 4, 1922 to Mary Zanolini and Frank Concini. Albert served in the United States Army during WWII. He was employed as a coal miner for 38 years, having worked in area mines including the Allen and Valdez Mines. He liked to spend time outdoors tending to his garden. Albert loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Preceding him in death are parents, three infant brothers, and son Jose Felix Gonzales. Survivors are wife Theresa of home address; children Audrey Concini (Kent Chauvin), Denver, Linda (Henry) Martinez, Trinidad, Alberta Lucero, Colo. Springs, Beverly (Ray) Blan, Trinidad, Elizabeth (Rich) Giron, Raton, NM, Amber Griego, Trinidad, Albert Concini Jr., Denver, Felix (Audra) Gonzales, Hoehne; daughter-in-law Bernadette (Joseph) Gonzales, Albuquerque, NM; 14 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; brother Frank (Blanca) Concini, Albuquerque, NM; sisters Lena Cartelli, Trinidad, Noreen Concini, Trinidad; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. At Albert’s brother’s request a Memorial Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, November 5, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church with Fr. Bob Hagan as celebrant. Services will be Monday, November 10, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at St. Joseph’s Hall. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Concini, Mary Theresa
Mary Theresa Concini - Chronicle News - December 20, 2016 - God called Mary Theresa Concini home on Sunday, December 11, 2016. She was 68. She was born in Sopris, Colorado on February 2, 1948 to Lucy R. (Romero) and Louis Gonzales. She was preceded in death by parents Lucy and Louis Gonzales, son Jose Gonzales, and brother Andy Gonzales. Mary was always a hard working woman, but always had time to care and cook for her family, especially making her delicious tamales, pineapple upside down cakes, pies, spaghetti, banana bread, tortillas and empanadas, which she graciously shared with everyone. Mary never knew a stranger and helped anyone in need, never asking or expecting anything in return. She will best be remembered for her kindness and unconditional love. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Audrey Concini, Lisa Giron, Felix Gonzalez, (Audra) Gonzalez, Amber Griego, Albert Concini Jr., grandchildren, Celeste Concini, Aspen Holley, Dan Holley, Ryan Giron, Joseph Giron, Dominic Giron, Cynthia Giron, Alice Gonzalez, Daniel Gonzalez, Boothina Gonzalez, Ricky Waits, Daniel Martinez, Tiffany Hurley, Vanessa Hurley, Kristen Holguin, Stephan Trujillo, Monique Trujillo, Kaytrina Prior and Olivia Hurley. Also surviving are great grandchildren, Kryton Giron, Raven Giron, Zayden Swetky, Lily Waits, Isaiah Trujillo, Leah Trujillo Ezekiel Trujillo,, Sysco Trujillo, Eliliana Holguin, Aliana Holguin, Juliana Holguin, Briseyda Holguin, Aryanna Mesino, Aviana Green, sisters Cee Cee (Mike) Martinez, Rose Zamora, God daughter Bernadette Trujillo, great niece Lorraine Morales, great nephews Wayne Talmadge, Frank Talmadge, great grand nephew Daniel Morales, numerous other nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends including special friend James Bachicha. Liturgy of the Word will be held Friday, December 23, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Sebastiani Gym. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Conder, James L.
James L. Conder - Chronicle News - March 27, 2007 - James L. Conder, age 72, passed away March 24, 2007 in Walsenburg. He was born August 5, 1934 in Walsenburg, Colorado, to Tom and Rose (Strukel) Conder. Jim was raised in Pryor, Colorado and graduated in 1952 from St. Mary High School in Walsenburg. He served his country in the United States Army, 1st Cavalry 1956-1958; most of his tour in Korea. Jim was employed by the First National Bank of Walsenburg as bank teller in 1958; a graduate of the School of Banking of Colorado University in 1965. He was appointed as Bank President in 1971 and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1996. Jim was past president of Southern Colorado Bankers Association. From 1948 to 1972, he proudly assisted his father Tom, uncle Bud Conder and brother Tommy in operating the Conder Bro's Conoco Station at 101 Main Street in Walsenburg. Jim was past president of Lion's Club and Walsenburg Club, Past chairman of Huerfano Memorial Hospital Board, Economic Development Board and Finance Committee of St. Mary Catholic Church. Member of B.P.O.. Elks Lodge #1086. Jim loved sports; he was very humble, yet proud of the fact he was considered by many as one of the best third basemen of fast-pitch softball in the Walsenburg and southern Colorado region during the late 1950s and 1960s. He was most proud of being a member of the Lenzini softball team that won many city championships during that era. Jim enjoyed trips to Cripple Creek, auto mechanics, home remodeling projects, playing horseshoes, completing crossword puzzles, watching the Denver Broncos and baseball games. "Poppy" Jim most recently enjoyed the special time he spent with his granddaughter. Hazel. James is survived by his wife, Pauline (Kancilia) Conder, Walsenburg, sons: Frank (Paula Jo) Conder, Walsenburg; Dean (Kelly) Conder, Lakewood, Colorado, granddaughter Hazel Conder, Lakewood, brother, Tom (Edna) Conder, Jr., Pueblo, Colorado, sister, Janice (John) Turkovich, Walsenburg, and special nephew Joe Kancilia, Aguilar, Colorado. Survived also by cousins, numerous nephews, nieces and friends. He was preceded in death by parents Tom and Rose; wife Charlotte (Amato) Conder; and sister, Evelyn Eccher. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel with no viewing at his request. Rosary will be held Thursday, March 29, 2007, at 10 a.m., funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. St. Mary Catholic Church, Walsenburg. Entombment to follow in Trinidad, Colorado at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. with Military Honors conducted by Ft. Carson Honor Guard. Pallbearers are Fred Eccher Jr., Ron Eccher, Jim Eccher, Bruce Eccher, Pat Conder and Anthony Ruiz. Reception of his family and friends to follow at the Iron Horse Restaurant, Walsenburg. In lieu of flowers or food, the family respectfully requests donations be made to St. Mary Senior Outreach/Sr. Carol, 121 East Seventh Street, P. 0. Box 86, Walsenburg, Colorado, 81089-2101. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Conder, John
John Conder – Walsenburg World – January 2, 1908 – John Conder, a Slav miner, was killed by fall of rock at the Maitland mine Tuesday morning. He was married and leaves a wife and three children.

Condor, John
John Condor – Walsenburg World – February 15, 1907 – Killed by Switch Train – John Condor was killed by the switch train on the Pictou branch at Maitland Tuesday morning at 10:20. Condor was walking along the track and was struck by the caboose of the train which was backing at the time. He was killed instantly and the entire train passed over the body. A coroner’s inquest was held Wednesday and the railroad company was freed from any blame. Mr. Condor was an Austrian, 65 years of age and leaves two sons who live at Maitland. The old man had been weak mentally for some time and a great care to those responsible for him. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from Furphy’s undertaking parlors.

Condors, Mike (Infant of)
Infant of Mike Condors – Walsenburg World – June 24, 1909 – The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Condors died Monday evening, June 21, 1909, of brain fever. The parents have sympathy of their many friends in their sad bereavement.

Conger, Richard L.
Richard L. Conger - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 2016 - Richard L. Conger. God Speed! To: Ib2fast2. Born: April 8, 1950. Passed: July 17, 2016. We will miss our beloved son, big brother, husband, stellar father, fun uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather, mentor, confidant and steadfast friend. Your legacy will never be forgotten. Know you will always be remembered as our cosmic energy, superhero, talented genius, and of course motorcyclist enthusiast extraordinaire. We will meet you at the finish line. Always, Whoop Awe! Celebration of Life, 4 p.m. Aug. 7, 2016, at Eagles No. 3367, 704 Elmhurst Place, Pueblo, CO 81004; 719-564-3695.

Conger, Richard M.
Richard M. Conger - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 2017 - Richard M. Conger, 89. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Nov. 17, 2017, Imperial Funeral Home. George McCarthy Funeral Home - November 15, 2017 - Richard Merle Conger (89) passed away November 5, 2017. He was born in Pueblo, CO. on September 3rd 1928 to Cherald Audrey Bailey and Everett Merle Conger both preceded him in death along with his Son Richard L. Conger and his Daughter Laura M. Wood. Richard is survived by his wife Joyce Conger, his sister Laura Belle Miller, his daughters Brenda Gillispie (Don), Sheila Palumbo (Bill), Becky Geahlen, his sons Alan Conger, Ed Adkins and Sean Conger (Kelly) along with numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Richard was a man of few words, one who believed and taught everyone that actions truly speak louder than words. He was a man who lived a very full and adventurous life, a man who experienced more life than most of us can imagine. Richard was a good kind man who is going to be missed – until we meet again!! Funeral Service 2 P.M., November 17, 2017, at Imperial Funeral Home.

Conklin, Alice
Alice Conklin – Walsenburg World – July 29, 1915 – Girl Crushed by 3 Ton Boulder – Pueblo – Alice Conklin, 12, was crushed to death beneath a boulder weighing 3 tons on the ranch of L. M. Kiefer at Rock Creek, about 15 miles west of Pueblo.

Conklin, Deanna
Deanna Conklin - Chronicle News - December 16, 2003 - Deanna Conklin, age 62, passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital on December 12, 2003. She was born in Puyallup, Washington, on September 4, 1941 to Laura and Leonard Felsman. She loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. She also enjoyed going to Cripple Creek. Deanna was a kind and caring person. She helped anyone in need. She loved caring for her animals. Deanna will truly be missed. Survivors are husband James M. Conklin of Weston, Colo.; many dear friends including Pete (Rose) Cordova, Weston. Memorial Services will be Thursday, December 18, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at the Stonewall Community Church with Mr. David Cook officiating. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at the Stonewall Fire Department. Family may be contacted at the home address. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Conley, Ronald Martin
Ronald Martin Conley - Pueblo Chieftain - October 4, 2017 - Ronald Martin Conley, 76, passed away Sept. 30, 2017. Survived by children, Michael (Ronda) Conley; Dawn (Jeff) Turrieta and Dutch (Kirsten) Conley; step-grandson, Allen (Julie) Grieve; brothers, Ray Conley, Garry Conley, Earnest (Kathy) Conley and David (Donna) Conley; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and stepchildren. Preceded in death by parents; and nephews, Gary Conley Jr. and Scott Conley. Ron was born to Leslie Sylvester Conley and Erma Maxine Hermes on Oct. 7, 1940, in Syracuse, Kan. He retired as assistant chief of the Pueblo Rural Fire Department and also from M&S Trucking in 2015. Ron enjoyed his goats, fishing, the Rockies, the Broncos, horses and his dog, Jolly. He especially enjoyed his time with friends at the Loaf 'N Jug on 36th lane. We love you, Cookie Monster! Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday; and funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, both in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Paws for Life.

Conn, John (Mrs.)
Mrs. John Conn – Walsenburg World – February 9, 1904 – Mrs. John Conn died at her home in Trinidad Saturday morning of dropsy at the age of 36 years. She leaves a husband and six children.

Connell, Carl
Carl Connell - Chronicle News - February 16, 2007 - Carl Connell, age 67, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on February 13, 2007 at St. Mary Corwin Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born in Trinidad, CO on December 13, 1939 to Pete and Eugenia Connell. Carl attended Trinidad High School and graduated in 1958. He attended Barber School in Denver, Co and graduated in 1960. On March 19, 1961 he was united in marriage to Diana Parker. Carl was employed in Denver as a banker until 1962 when he retired to Trinidad to operate Peak View Grocery. In 1963 he opened his own barber shop, Carl’s Barber Shop, and continued to work until his death. Carl was an avid sportsman. He loved camping, hunting, water skiing and skiing with his family and friends. He loved the Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets and caring for his cats. He also enjoyed all his friends who were helping him restore a 1951 Nash Rambler that he wanted to give to his grandson Wade Clanton. Preceding him in death are parents Pete and Eugenia Connell, mother-in-law Catherine Parker, sisters-in-law Jerry Connell and Bonnie Connell. Survivors are wife of forty-six years Diana, children Galene Connell, Trinidad, Tammy Clanton, Lakewood, Co, and very special grandson Wade Clan-ton, Lakewood, Co, sister Marilyn Golightly, Littleton, Co, brothers Paul Connell, Denver, Co, and Frank Connell, Del Norte, Co, brothers-in-law Tom (Marge) Parker, Raton, NM, Bobby (Antoinette) Parker, Lamar, Co, sisters-in-law Isabelle (Doug) Barber, Wichita Falls, TX, Katheryn Amari, Trinidad, Co, Clover (Dale) Pfau, Julesburg, Co, Karen (Harold) Robb, Thousand Oaks, CA, Aunt and Uncle Violet (Anthony) Schroeder, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear loving friends. Memorial Services will be held Monday, February 19, 2007 at 11:00AM at the First Christian Church with Pastor Cary Nelson officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date. Immediately following the services friends are invited to gather with the family at First Christian Church Hall. Arrangements are made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Connell, Franklin Lee
Franklin Lee Connell - Chronicle News - June 13, 2012 - Franklin Lee Connell, 75, of Pueblo West, went to be with the Lord on June 10, 2012. Frank is preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Eugenia Connell; and brother, Carl. Frank is survived by his children, Sheryl “Sherrie Lynn”, LeAnn (Phillip) Flynn and Sherrie Delane (Greg) Peterson; grandchildren, Jonathan, Elizabeth, Kathy Ann, Andrew, Brittany and Halee; sister, Marilyn; brother, Paul; and several nieces, nephews, family and friends. Frank enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren, (not!); he loved his pets and really enjoyed his work. Funeral service 10 a.m., Thursday, June 14, 2012, Pueblo West Funeral Home Chapel. A gathering will be held following the service in the Reception hall. Internment 11 a.m., Friday, Trinidad Masonic Cemetery, Trinidad, CO.

Connelly, Mary Evangline
Mary Evangline Connelly - Denver Post - May 11, 2007 - Mary Evangline Connelly, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away May 8, 2007 after suffering a stroke. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey and her daughter, Donna Marie Mann. Mary was born in Tioga, Huerfano County, Colorado on September 1, 1909 to Michael and Mary Ferkovich. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Grace Connelly; grandchildren, Brian (Heather) Mann and Laura (Tom) Pennington; great-grandchildren, Kyle and Kelly Pennington, Rachel and Melissa Mann, and Dean Berkheimer. Graveside services will be held May 19, 2007 at 1:00 PM at Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad, Colorado.

Conner, Jerry
Jerry A. Conner - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 2017 - Jerry A. Conner, 68. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Conner, Neal
Neal Conner - Pueblo Chieftain - May 6, 2016 - Neal Conner, 81, of Pueblo died May 4, 2016. Preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; and son, Wes Conner. Survived by his loving wife of 56 1/2 years, Georgie; daughters, Carol (Steve) McMahon, Denise (Rick) Urban; grandchildren, Steven (Laura) McMahon, Angela McMahon, Amber Dionisio, Courtney (Nathan) Waters, Brooke DeWeese (Drew) Brake, Taylor Urban; six great-grand-children and one more on the way. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2016, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers or food, please donate to Frontier Hospice.

Conners, Donald James
Donald James Conners - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2014 - Donald James Conners, Aug. 18, 1937-Dec. 13, 2014. Born in Auburn, upstate N.Y., to Anna Maude and Charles Bradford Conners. Don’s life-long passion for the country was evident in his career as an agricultural professional with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. He served as secretary of the New York State Agricultural Society, and retired after 33 years of public service, as acting director of marketing in 1988. After a lifetime spent in upstate New York, he moved to Pueblo West in 2013 with his wife of 56 years, Bonnie Jean Conklin, to be closer to family members. He enjoyed working with his hands, whether it was in the dirt, on crafting wood projects, playing pool or golf. His strong work ethic was tempered by a deep desire to help neighbors and those in need, and he cheerfully donated his skills to Habitat for Humanity in Schenectady County, N.Y., for many years. He is survived by his wife and three children, Gail, Brad (spouse Terrie) and Tim; his brother, Richard; and his grandchildren, Sarah, Rachel, Anna and C. Bradford; and several nieces and nephews. He loved his family, friends and many four-legged family members. If anyone wishes to honor his memory, please donate to the Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County, Inc., 115 N. Broadway, Schenectady, NY 12305; or the Church of the Ascension, 420 W. 18th St., Pueblo, CO 81003.

Conners, Ronald
Ronald Conners - Comi Funeral Home - March 17, 2002 - Ronald Conners, age 69, passed away in Walsenburg, Colorado at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing home on March 13, 2003. He was born in Suffield, Colorado on April 24, 2003 (wrong year) to Ethel (Bickerton) and Stewart Conners. Ronald served in the United States Navy for four years and was discharged with four Accommodation Medals. Preceding him in death are parents Ethel and Stewart Conners, and daughter Becky Landini. Survivors are son Art (Melissa) Conners of Denver, CO, granddaughter Bevin Conners, grandson Tanner Moore, sister Joann Peck of Penrose, CO, and nieces, nephews and Julie Whitey and family of Denver, CO. An Informal and Remembrance Service will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at the Black Hills Country Store off of Exit 23 (34714 County Road 42.5/10) north of Trinidad. Family and Friends are welcome to attend. Arrangement made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Connett, W. S. (Dr.)
Dr. W. S. Connett – Walsenburg World – September 21, 1916 – Dr. W. S. Connett of Raton, New Mexico, while on his way to Denver to meet his wife and daughter, was killed 18 miles south of Pueblo when his automobile overturned. He was found lying dead by the roadside.

Connor, James Richard
James Richard Connor - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 2015 - James Richard Connor, 70, passed away Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. Viewing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Monday, Jan. 19, at Imperial Funeral Home. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at Imperial.

Connor, Virginia
Virginia Connor - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 2017 - Virginia Connor, 88, passed away April 21, 2017. Cremation has taken place.

Connors, Dennis
Dennis Connors – Walsenburg World – July 3, 1895 – Pueblo Man Killed Outright – Two Men Struck by Lightning, One Dying Instantly – Pueblo, Colorado, June 29 – During the storm which occurred here yesterday afternoon, Harry Hill, an electrician for the Citizens Electric Light Company, and Dennis Connors, as assistant, were struck by lightning. Connors was killed outright, and Hill was stunned into insensibility. Hill is now in the hospital, and it is believed he will recover. The two were engaged in replacing a pole which had been broken on Summit Street in Bessemer. Mr. Vail, the manager of the company, who arrived where the men were at work and was about 50 feet from them at the time of the accident, also received a shock sufficient to knock him down. On regaining his feet he discovered Hill and Connors lying on the ground as though dead. He called for help and at once began working upon Hill. Others who arrived began working with Connors, but could not revive him. Hill and Connors are young married men, and each has a family consisting of a wife and one child.

Connors, Timothy Michael
Timothy Michael Connors - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 2015 - Timothy Michael Connors. It is with heavy hearts that the family of Timothy Michael Connors announces his passing on Aug. 16, 2015, after a brief illness. Timothy was born in New London, Conn., on June 13, 1971. He moved to Pueblo, Colo., when he was 1 year old. He lived in Pueblo for most of his life, graduating from Centennial High School in 1989. The last several years, he made his home in Thornton, Colo. He was an addiction counselor at Stout Street Foundation in Commerce City, Colo. Timothy was preceded in death by his grandparents. Timothy is survived by his soulmate, Valerie Day; his two beautiful daughters, Zara and Madolynn Connors; his parents, Ken and Lynda Connors; brother, Jeff (Misti) Connors; and nephew, Dylan. He also is survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. In lieu of flowers and food, those interested may make donations to Stout Street Foundation/Timothy Connors. All donations will go to an education fund for his daughters. Service, 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at Stout Street Foundation, 7251 E. 49th Ave., Commerce City, CO 80022. Casual attire in memory of Timothy/ Mike.

Conover, Jim
Jim Wesley Conover - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 2016 - Jim Wesley Conover, was born on April 10, 1942, in Denver. He passed away on Aug. 22, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Dorothy Conover. The Arc of Pueblo has served as Jim’s legal guardian since 1980. The Arc would like to acknowledge the wonderful care by his loving staff at Care, Inc. and BASS day program. Blessed are those who forget my disability of the body and see the shape of the soul. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at Romero Chapel.

Conrad, Clifford H. Sr.
Clifford H. Conrad Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 7, 2017 - Clifford H. Conrad Sr., 80, of Pueblo, formerly of Littleton, Colo., born Oct. 22, 1936; passed away June 4, 2017. Survived by wife, Mary; six children, Tammy Riley (Randy), Clifford Conrad Jr., Tina Conrad, Ed Conrad (Amy), Vince Conrad (Kelly), Crystal Conrad (Shawn), 14 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 9, at Southwest Church of Christ, 1635 S. Pueblo Blvd.

Conry, Clayton Willard
Willard Conry - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 2016 - Clayton Willard Conry, lovingly known as “Pinky,” died on Saturday May 14, 2016. Clayton Willard Conry Clayton was born on Dec. 4, 1937, in James, Iowa, to John and Sadie Conry. He was preceded by his parents and five siblings. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Karma Sue Conry; and three children, Robert (Maria), Douglas (Karen) and Linda Sue (Fred Brcak); nine grandchildren and four great-grandsons. He retired after working 40-plus years in the elevator trade. After retiring, he continued as an elevator inspector for Pueblo. Clayton was a member of the Elks Lodge, Knights of Columbus and the Inter-national Union of Elevator Constructors. He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends, both near and far. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Thursday, Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Dream-weavers of Southern Colorado, P.O. Box 212, Pueblo, CO 81002.

Conry, T. J. (Dr.)
Dr. T. J. Conry – Walsenburg World – September 20, 1900 – Dr. T. J. Conry, at one time chief surgeon of the Santa Fe, died at Seguro Saturday evening of heart failure. He had been spending the summer there on account of his health, with his daughter. Saturday night he complained of being ill. There was no doctor at Seguro and Dr. D. W. Matthews of this place had been called early last week to see Dr. Conry, making a hard night’s drive for that purpose. He did all that medical skill could do and might have prolonged the good man’s life had he been able to remain with him constantly, but his other patients in business forbade. Before medical aid could be summoned Saturday he had passed away. Dr. Conry was one of the best educated medical men in the West. He was 61 years old and a member high in Shriner circles. The body was brought in by stage to this place. Then he was shipped to Pueblo and from there over the Santa Fe to Newton, where services were performed over his remains by the Shriners of that place. The final resting place of the body will be Florence, Kansas. Two sisters accompanied the body from Seguro to the final resting place at Florence, Kansas.

Conte, Carol L.
Carol L. Conte - Pueblo Chieftain – July 27, 2014 - Carol L. Conte, 60, went to be with the Lord on July 23, 2014. She was born in Bryan, Texas, and had lived in Pueblo since 1964. Carol was a graduate of Central High School and was employed as an Interior Decorator for Hobb’s Floor Covering for many years. She is survived by her husband, Anthony; her mother, Joanne Matthews; siblings, Michael (Terri) Cunningham and Sandra (Gary) Carlton; as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews. Her family wishes to extend their thanks for the care and compassion shown by her caregivers with the Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Human Touch. Mrs. Conte will lie in state at the mortuary from 4 until 6 p.m. on Monday. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Imperial Cemetery. Donations in memory of Carol may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Conticelli, Edward A.
Edward A. “Ed” Conticelli - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2015 - Edward A. “Ed” Conticelli, 67, passed away on March 17, 2015. He is survived by his son and daughter, Adam and Amanda Conticelli; life partner and companion, Kathy Gadlin; and her daughters, Shaleena (Chris) Miller and Tashia Gadlin; brother, Ronald (Eileen) Conticelli; niece and nephew, Harra and Barret Conticelli. Preceded in death by Sheay Tevin Gadlin. Ed had an Italian restaurant in Little Italy in Manhattan, N.Y., for many years and was a professional chef. He worked for Red Creek Land Co. for over 30 years and also was an accomplished musician. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Visitation, 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2015, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015, Imperial Chapel, with interment to follow at Imperial Cemetery.

Contraez, Lorenzo
Lorenzo Contraez – Walsenburg World – August 18, 1910 – “Native” Kills Countryman – Pueblo – Santos Ustravo Monday night shot and almost instantly killed Lorenzo Contreraz, another Mexican in a saloon on Union Avenue. The two had fought early in the evening. Walsenburg World – October 27, 1910 – Murder Trial Begins – The trial of Santos Hurtado, charged with the murder of Lorenzo Contraez, opened in district court at Pueblo Monday. Hurtado killed Contraez, August 14. His plea is self defense.

Conway, Alvah
Alvah Conway – Walsenburg World – November 2, 1911 – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, on Wednesday, November 1, 1911, at the age of 8 years, 2 months and 24 days, Alvah Conway, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvah Conway. Walsenburg World – November 9, 1911 – Card of Thanks – We desire to express our thanks to the many friends who so kindly sympathized with us and assisted us during our recent bereavement in the loss of our son.

Conway, Charles
Charles Conway – Pueblo Chieftain – November 28, 1918 – Son Killed at The Fighting Front – Thomas Conway, heater at the steel works, yesterday received a message from the war dept. informing him that his son Charles Conway was killed in action at the battle of Argon Forest, in France. No details were given beyond the bare announcement of the fact. Young Conway, so it is stated, enlisted for war service in Ohio; while he has never resided permanently in Pueblo, he has often visited here, and was well known and highly esteemed by many friends he made in Bessemer. His father resided at 1411 East Routt Ave. and is a veteran employee at the Minnequa works. Note: This man is believed to be the Charles J. Conway, died November 11, 1918, buried in Alger Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio

Conway, Geb
Geb Conway – Walsenburg World – June 30, 1910 – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, on Sunday, June 29, 1910, Geb Conway, age 4 years, 4 months and 10 days.

Conway, James
James (Cherokee) Conway - Chronicle News - July 10, 2003 - James (Cherokee) Conway, age 57, passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital on July 8, 2003. He was born in Columbus, Georgia on November 9, 1945. He enjoyed playing darts, gardening, and drinking ice cold beer with all his friends at Sam’s. Preceding him in death are father James Conway Sr., and sister Brenda. Survivors are his loving wife Ann, sons James Shriver, Jackie Shriver, Los Angeles, daughter Cindy Lucas, Los Angeles, son Franklin Wagner, Bakers-field, CA, mother Margaret Whitter, Georgia, 3 sisters and 2 brothers. Graveside services and interment will be held Saturday, July 12, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at the San Juan Plaza Cemetery with Rev. Cary Nelson officiating. Honorary pallbearers are all his loving friends. Active pallbearers are Samantha Hickey, George Baca, Johnny Shannon, James (Grandpa) Reese, Brad Parsons, and Eric Mattie. The family may be contacted at the home address in Valdez. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Conway, Mike
Mike Conway – Walsenburg World – February 20, 1902 – Murdered at Pryor – The Body of Mike Conway Found in a Dying Condition in the Dark Slope of Mine – On Sunday night after dark a man was found lying in slope of the Pryor Mine, by a pump man to whom he said that he was shot. The pump man, J. W. Boyd, believing him drunk gave him no immediate attention, but soon thereafter found the man dying. He was taken away and found to have been shot, the ball entering between the thighs and passing up through the body under the right ribs. He was identified as a Mike Conway, a stonemason on his way to the Hezron Mines to work. During the day he had been in company of a Mr. Wells. Before going to supper, Conway told Wells he was going to supper with a friend Daly. After supper Daly says Conway started for the saloon in the vicinity where he was found. He and friends had been drinking during the day. After the coroner’s inquest the opinion was formed that he was murdered, but as yet no clue to the murderer or the motive. The man is said to have carried a pistol during the day but none was found after his discovery. He was tall, light haired and about 35 years of age. Undertaker Cox brought his body to Walsenburg and telegraphed to his father in South Chicago on Tuesday evening, but he only received a telegram late in the day saying no such person could be found in the place designated. By order of the coroner, Conway was interred yesterday afternoon.

Conway, Thomas
Thomas Conway - Walsenburg World - July 30, 1908 - The body of Thomas Conway was brought to this place for burial on Thursday. Mr. Conway died at Glenwood Springs on Sunday, July 19, from dropsy. Mr. Conway was born at St. Joseph, Missouri, in June, 1872, and came to La Veta with his parents in 1885 where he grew up to man’s estate. His father and mother died some twelve years ago at a very advanced age, since which time he lived a very wandering life, and went to the Philippines during the war with Spain. Some years ago he was compelled to have his feet amputated on account of their being severely frost bitten while working on the railroad. Tom grew up with many other young people of La Veta among whom he was a generous and good hearted companion. Funeral services were held at J. M. Elrod’s undertaking rooms and conducted by Rev. Buhrman and he was buried beside his mother and father in the La Veta Cemetery. Only sick for a few days, the first notification of his whereabouts or illness was received by his brother Dan at Alamosa only a short time before his death, where he hastened to the bedside. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Conway and sister Mrs. Snyder, of Pueblo, attended the funeral here on Thursday. Another brother, Mike is at present in England.

Cook, Cyrus Richard
Cyrus Richard Cook - Pueblo Chieftain - June 5, 2016 - Cyrus Richard Cook, 88, went to be with the Lord on May 30, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vera Aranda; parents; and three sisters. Cyrus is survived by his daughter, Pamela Jo (Don) Olsen of Mesa, Ariz.; sib-lings, Pete Cook, Loriene (Roy) Dunbar and Rosalie Goff, all of Pueblo; as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Cyrus graduated from Pritchette High School in 1946, and then enlisted in the U.S. Army the same year. He retired as an engineer with Otis Elevator Company. After retirement, he helped his sister, Rosalie, with the county fair in Guyman, Okla., as she was the fair manager. Cyrus was a faithful member of Family Worship Center, and enjoyed listening to country music and dancing. Celebration of Life 10 a.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel.

Cook, Douglas Errol
Douglas Errol Cook - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2016 - Douglas Errol Cook, 64, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Aug. 18, 2016. Doug was born July 5, 1952, in Eureka, Kan., to Halsey Hammond Cook Jr. and Rilda Marie Denner Cook. His family moved to Pueblo in 1955. He attended Hell-beck, Pitts and graduated from Central High School in 1971. He was on the Central basketball team and was also a member of the 1971 All-State Game South Basketball Team. Doug attended CSU on a basketball scholarship, receiving a bachelor’s degree in education. He married his high school sweetheart, Margaret Moore in 1973, and to this union two sons were born, Douglas John Cook and Bradley Charles Cook. Doug and Maggie returned to Pueblo and he began his teaching career at Vineland Middle School where he coached basketball and taught Colorado History and Industrial Arts. During this time he earned a master’s degree from USC and retired after 29 years. Doug enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, goose and pheasant hunting, annual horseshoe tournaments, woodworking and traveling. He enjoyed life and loved spending time with family and friends. Doug was preceded in death by his father, Halsey Cook; brother, Jeff Cook; and great-niece, Anna Marie Cook. He is survived by his sons, Douglas and Bradley Cook, both of Pueblo; his mother, Rilda Cook; his siblings, Greg (Suzanne) Cook of Canon City, Chuck (Mary Lou) Cook of Lamar, Bev (Doug) Sparks and Sarah Cook all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Cash and Gage; three aunts; one uncle; 10 nieces and nephews; 13 great-nieces and nephews; numerous cousins; and friends, including special friend, Melissa Thullen. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday Sept. 24, 2016, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford, in Pueblo. Online condolences can be left on Facebook at Douglas E. Cook Memorial.

Cook, Douglas Tillman
Douglas Tillman Cook - The Gazette - October 29, 2006 - Douglas Tillman Cook, age 71, of Black Forest, CO passed away at home surrounded by family and friends on October 25th, 2006 after a long battle with cancer. Doug was born February 17, 1935 in Trinidad, CO to Creighton and Robina (Haddow) Cook, who proceeded him in death. Survived by his wife of 49 years, Viola (Franch); son Michael Cook (Marilyn) of Berthoud, CO, daughter Judy Somers (Brad) of Black Forest, CO, daughter Janet DeWeese of Corrales, NM, and his sister, Susan (Doug) Hall of Eaton, CO, Brother-in-law Robert Franch (Mary) of Longmont, CO. Doug graduated from Trinidad High School in 1953 and began working for Mountain Bell. After 33 years with the Bell System he retired in 1986 from US West. "Papa" was an avid outdoorsman and shared his love of hunting and fishing with his family and grandchildren. He held a special place in his heart for his grandchildren and took pride in their activities and projects. Craig, Ryan, Pam, Molly, Katherine, Nicole, Renee and James will miss "Papa" dearly. Doug and Vi enjoyed many RV trips together with friends, family and the Telephone Pioneer Family Campers. Doug was active in numerous community service projects including the Telecom Pioneers where he established the Plains and Peak Club Scholarship Fund, which has awarded 58 college scholarships to local youth. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Plains and Peak Scholarship Fund, c/o Philip Baker, 2206 Northglen Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80909. A Memorial Service will be Wednesday, November 1st at 3:00 p.m. at the Black Forest Lutheran Church, 12455 Black Forest Rd.

Cook, E. E.
E. E. Cook – Walsenburg World – July 28, 1910 – Shot by His Enemy – Mrs. Fred Klein Received News of the Death of Her Brother – Mrs. Fred Klein received news yesterday of the death of her brother, E. E. Cook, who was shot and killed by another man. The first intimation, however, as to how the tragedy occurred, which Mrs. Klein received, was the news dispatches in the papers the following is from the Denver Republican: “E. E. Cook, an engineer on the Santa Fe and a Pueblo pioneer was shot and instantly killed in Arizona early this morning. He leaves a widow and three children. John Velton, an old time resident of Clinton, Arizona, was a man who did the shooting as a result of trouble of long-standing. Velton left Clifton today and went to Guthrie where he boarded Cook’s train. While the train was running between Guthrie and Morenci, Velton opened fire upon Cook with a revolver, the bullet striking the conductor in the left breast, piercing the Hardin killing him instantly. Cook fell from the train and Velton jumped off a few minutes later and made his escape to Clinton. He was pursued by officers and was overhauled and surrendered.”

Cook, James E.
James E. Cook - The Chronicle News - January 25, 2017 - James E. Cook, affectionately known as Jim Bob, passed away unexpectedly at home on January 21, 2017. He was 73. He was born in Fredericksburg, Maryland on May 10, 1943 to Mona J. (Bonnell) and Raymond E. Cook. He proudly serves his country in the United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam Conflict. On May 20, 2000, he was united in marriage to Juanita M. Trujillo, in Trinidad, Colo. He owned and operated Jim's Plumbing for several years until his retirement. He loved the outdoors and was an avid bow hunter and fisherman. Survivors are his wife Juanita of home address, son Pat (Jessica) Cook, Florida, daughters Alesha Cook, Trinidad, Louise (Kenny) Zilkanich, of West Virginia, Loretta (Robbie) Hilling, West Virginia, grandchildren, Emily, Joey, Jasmine, Allanah, Marcus, Jasper, sisters and brothers in law, Maria Sotelo, Denver, Cicilia Huckabay, Pueblo, Linda Lucero (Ralph Vigil) Pueblo, Rita (Hector) Sotelo, Denver, Charles (Rose) Trujillo, Pueblo, Gilbert (Trish) Trujillo , Pueblo, Thomas (Lucille) Trujillo, Trinidad, David (Cheryl) Rivera, Colorado Springs, Johnny Rivera Trinidad, numerous nieces, nephews , friends and his beloved dog Pookey. Visitation will be Thursday January 26, 2017 from Noon - 5 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Cremation will follow and private family services to be held at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Cook, Jeffrey Tod
Jeffrey Tod Cook - Pueblo Chieftain - August 3, 2014 - Jeffrey Tod Cook, 55, of Alamosa, Colo., died July 26, 2014, at the San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center in Alamosa. Jeff was born on Nov. 30, 1958, in Pueblo, Colo., the son of Halsey Hammond Cook Jr. and Rilda Marie Denner Cook. He was raised in Pueblo and graduated from Central High School in 1978 with a degree in auto mechanics. He attended Adams State College in Alamosa and took classes in art and pottery. He recently retired from Adams State University after 30 years of employment as the head mechanic. He served as the president of the Classified Employees Council for 10 years. Jeff was an artist and enjoyed painting, pottery and jewelry making. He loved the outdoors and spent many hours working in his garden, arrowhead hunting, gold panning, canning and restoring old cars. He was self-motivated, had a good sense of humor and was a very caring person. His father, Halsey Hammond Cook, preceded him in death. He is survived by his mother, Rilda M. Cook of Pueblo, Colo.; his brothers and sisters, Greg (Suzanne) Cook of Canon City, Colo., Charles “Chuck” (Mary Lou) Cook of Lamar, Colo., Douglas E. (Melissa Thullen) Cook, Beverly A. (Douglas) Sparks and Sarah J. Cook, all of Pueblo, Colo.; special friend, Kariza Starkey and her son, Justus of Alamosa, Colo.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford in Pueblo, Colo. Private inurnment will be at a later date. Rogers Family Mortuary of Alamosa is in care of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the family towards a memorial at Adams State University.

Cook, Juanita Jo Pauline
Juanita Jo Pauline Cook - The Mountain Mail - October 6, 2014 - Juanita “Jo” Pauline Cook, 72, died Sept. 28, 2014, at Hallmark Nursing Center in Denver. She was born Feb. 20, 1942, in Trinidad to Ernest Gallegos and Margarita Bueno. She worked in the grocery and banking industries. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Salida. Friends and family said she was loved by all who knew her and touched the lives of thousands of people. Despite her long list of medical problems, they said her lifetime exceeded all expectations. Mrs. Cook was a born-again Christian. Friends and family said she was a prayer warrior for others until her death. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband, William “Bill” Cook of Littleton; daughter, Lori (Bryan) Herr (Janezich) of Auburn Hills, Mich.; son, Robert Janezich Jr. of Wheat Ridge; stepson, David Cook of Littleton; stepdaughter, Dianne (David) Smith (Cook) of Windsor; grandchildren, Anthony (Lauren) Gleason of Fort Collins, Jillian Gleason of Denver, Aimey Janezich of Fort Collins, Trystan and Tobie Herr of Auburn Hills and Isabela Janezich of Wheat Ridge; brother, Ernest (Ruth) Gallegos of Pueblo; and nieces, Sara (Jeromy) Hayden of Pueblo and Amy (Mark) Martinez. Her memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 7, 2014, at Southview Apartments, Social Room, 5820 South Windermere St., Littleton. Arrangements were with All-States Cremation of Denver.

Cook, Leslie
Leslie C. Cook - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2015 - Leslie C. Cook, longtime Dallas attorney, passed away peacefully and unexpectedly on Friday, July 17, 2015, at his Dallas, Texas, residence. Leslie Cook Les was born on March 3, 1934, in Trinidad, Colo., to parents, Charles S. and Flora M. Cook, both deceased. He graduated from Pueblo Centennial High School in 1952 and received a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Dallas in 1960, and L.L.D. from Southern Methodist University Law School in 1964. He was predeceased by brother, Donald; sister, Dolores; and granddaughter, Emily. He is survived by his loving wife, Diane (Adams) of 57 years; and brothers, Damien (Mary Helen) and Michael; eight children, Quinn (Barbie), Greg (Kim), Damian (Julie), Marcel (Amy), Mary (Wade) Olson, Rachel (Hal) Yost, Peter (Kelly) and Becket. He was affectionately known as “Pa” to his 25 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The rosary will be at 7 p.m. today, Aug. 14, 2015, and memorial Mass at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, both to be held at St. Rita Catholic Church, 12521 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75244.

Cook, Lois M.
Lois M. (Fetty) Cook - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 2016 - Lois M. (Fetty) Cook, 87, born Aug. 22, 1929, in Kennett, Mo., and longtime resident of Craig, Colo., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, in Bloomfield, N.M. Lois married William H. “Billy” Cook on Jan. 28, 1946, in Pueblo, Colo., and to their union three children were born. Together, they enjoyed 66 years of marriage until his unexpected death in 2013. Lois enjoyed being a homemaker, buying and selling jewelry, and being a real estate agent. She enjoyed camping and fishing with Billy and she always looked forward to spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her son, Jess Benjamin “Ben” Cook; two daughters: Lila M. (Cook) Fairchild and husband, Jim; Jeanne (Cook) Rowe and husband, Todd; one adopted “daughter,” Phyliss Phillips; one brother, Raymond C. Fetty and wife, Alice; one sister-in-law, Iona (Cook) Stanley; four grandchildren; eight great-grand-children; and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pueblo, Colo. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pueblo, Colo.

Cook, Lorraine Helen
Lorraine Helen Cook - Denver Post - December 10, 2003 - Lorraine Helen Cook. As a Colorado native she was born in Trinidad on November 14, 1931. The loving mother of Tom, Sandy, Barb and the late Dale Nickell; grandmother of Kim and Tyler; eldest of three sisters, Barbara, Julia, Delores; best and dear friend to many. Lorraine graduated from Metro State with her B.A. and completed her studies at C.U. with a Masters degree. Retired from Jefferson County where she worked for Social Services as a case worker and personnel officer. Visitation, Wednesday beginning at 4 p.m. followed by Recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m., both at the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial, Thursday 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, W. 20th and Miller St., Lakewood. Interment, Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Cook, M. E. (Mrs.)
Mrs. M. E. Cook – Walsenburg World – April 9, 1907 – Died Tuesday, April 9, 1907, Mrs. M. E. Cook, age 67 years and seven days; of the grip. Mrs. Cook was a native of Lockport, New York, but came to Colorado from Cleveland, Ohio. She had lived in the state about eight years, six of which she has spent in Walsenburg. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Fred E. Klein of this place, and a son in. E. Cook of Pueblo, to mourn her loss. The funeral services will be conducted from the Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.

Cook, Mary Jean
Mary Jean Cook - Chronicle News - May 27, 2004 - Mary Jean Cook, a resident of Monument, Colorado, born March 24, 1915 in Des Moines, Iowa, to George A. Beaty and Mary A. Rees, passed away May 25, 2004 at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, CO. She is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, John C. Cook. Survived by her sons, John C. (Barbara) Cook, Pueblo, CO, William G. (Patricia) Cook, Aurora, CO, and Patrick E. (Barbara) Cook, Monument, CO.; daughter Barbara J. (William) Rawson, San Diego, CA; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Cook was a long-time resident of Trinidad prior to moving to Pueblo, Colorado, where she taught at East High School and was an Assistant English Professor at the University of Southern Colorado. Graveside inurnment Tuesday, June 1, 2004, 1:00 p.m., at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, May 29 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., for a celebration of Mary's life. Arrangements made by George McCarthy Funeral Home, 401 Broad-way, Pueblo, CO.

Cook, Reta M.
Reta M. Cook - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 2017 - Reta M. Cook, 89, of Rocky Ford, passed away Sept. 9, 2017. Arrangements pending.

Cook, Rilda Marie
Rilda Marie Cook - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2017 - Rilda Marie Cook, 91, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away April 23, 2017. Rilda was born on Nov. 27, 1925, in Utopia, Kan., to Charles F. Denner and Nellie F. Cook Denner. Raised on a farm in Greenwood County, Kan. Attended K-12 at Tonovay Rural School, graduating in 1945. Married to Halsey H. Cook in 1947, moving to Pueblo in 1955. She was a homemaker, raising six children and, in 1976, entered the work force. Rilda worked as a bookkeeper at various local businesses, including the Colorado Tribune, where she was most recently employed as a notary. Rilda loved the outdoors, which included tending to her vegetable and flower gardens, nature walks, rides through the mountains, traveling with family and reading. She enjoyed playing piano and guitar at family gatherings, was a 50-year member of the Sweet Adelines (Southern Star Chapter) and sang in the choir at Trinity and Wesley Methodist churches, where she was a member. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Preceded in death by sons, Douglas, Jeffrey; sisters, Wildine Denner, Arleta Carter and Julia Seward; and great-granddaughter, Anna Cook. She is survived by brother, David (Pat) Denner; sister, Charlene Town; sons and daughters, Greg (Suzanne) Cook of Canon City, Charles (Mary Lou) Cook of Lamar, Beverly (Douglas) Sparks and Sarah Cook of Pueblo; grandchildren, Toby and Andy Cook, Devon, Amanda (Baker) and Trevor Cook, Douglas and Brad Cook, Molly (Smith), Douglas, Greg and Jeanne Sparks, Tyrel Entz; 17 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Viewing, 5 to 8 p.m. April 28, 2017, Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Funeral services, 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford. Interment to follow Imperial Gardens.

Cook, Robert
Robert E. Cook - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 2017 - Robert E. Cook, 87, of Thornton, Colo., passed away peacefully on July 10, 2017. Loving husband of Lois Mae (deceased); father to Robyn (David) Papadimitrio, Carla Cook, Charles David Cook (deceased); brother of Edwin Cook and Patricia Willsey; grandfather of Melissa (deceased), Elizabeth, William and Joshua; great-grandfather of Justice, Garrett, Lucas, Josephine and Jackson. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A genuine Colorado native, Bob was born in Colorado Springs, within the Garden of the Gods. Never one for sitting still, he lived in Pueblo, Leadville, Buena Vista, Golden, Fort Lupton and Thornton, just to name a few. He graduated from Central High School in 1948 and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force (then the Army Air Corps) that same year, serving in the Philippines during the Korean War. Upon returning from service overseas, he married his sweetheart, Lois Hall. Embarking on many careers, he held positions at Colorado Fuel and Iron (CF&I), Fountain Sand & Gravel, Climax Molybdenum Co., and Leprino Foods. Bob took early retirement to stay home and care for Lois, being in poor health in her later years. A natural athlete, he excelled at tennis and baseball. Unable to pursue playing sports during high school due to his father's ill health, he got the opportunity during his time in the service where his abilities were recognized. He was recruited to play on the Air Force team alongside professional and minor league baseball players during the Korean War, entertaining troops with exhibition baseball competitions. Always gregarious, fun loving, enjoying good food and beverage, and craving the company of family and friends. In Bob's own words: "I did, at the time, my best to be a good husband and father and friend to all!" Bob will find his final physical resting place at Fort Logan National Cemetery, joining Lois. Family and friends are asked to join together for a celebration of his life at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, at Tabor-Rice Funeral Home in Brighton.

Cook, William
William Scott “Bill” Cook - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2016 - William Scott “Bill” Cook was born in Pueblo, on Oct. 16, 1943, and passed away suddenly at his home in Colorado City on June 25, 2016. He grew up in Pueblo, attended Pueblo public schools, graduating from South High in 1961. Bill wore different hats throughout his adult life. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam 1966-67. He was proud to be a Pueblo City Firefighter from 1970 until his retirement in 2002. He loved the excitement of fighting fires. He owned and operated Bill Cook Drywall from 1973 until his death. His tremendous work ethic will be hard to surpass. He stayed busy every day of the week with his business, his home and helping others. He enjoyed NASCAR racing, anything about cars, working in his shop at all hours and lunch with friends every Wednesday at Iannes. Those who left before him were his parents, Scott and Thelma Cook; his youngest son, Jason; his second mother/sister, Wanda; and brother-in-law, Jimmy Davis; doting father-in-law, Kenneth Johnson. He leaves behind his wife of 32 years, Louella; his son, Troy of Cleveland, Ohio; four grandchildren, Devin, Nicole, Jared and Allison Cook; cherished nephew and friend, Scott (Carol) Davis and family of Montana; and his Johnson in-law family. Bill will be greatly missed by innumerable friends many since grade school as well as his golden retriever, Zoee. Bill had a way of touching the lives of all those around him with his kind and laid-back manner, friendliness, innocent smile and eagerness to lend a helping hand. His spirit will live on through everyone who knew him. But with the goodness comes sorrow. Bill suffered silently for many years due to the effect of Agent Orange exposure. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 1, 2016, at Parkhill Baptist Church, 4235 Parkhill Blvd., with Pastor Doug Cox officiating. A dinner will follow immediately at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made through the funeral home to El Pueblo Adolescent Treatment Community in Bill’s name.

Cook, William Lavern
William Lavern Cook - Chronicle News - August 17, 2015 - Bill was born Mar 18, 1930 and passed away Feb. 17, 2015. Bill is preceded in death by his sister, Marilyn Wehman and grandson, Matthew Camp. He is survived by siblings Leona and Leonard; children Kathi, Bill, Paula, Barbra, Diane and Jenette; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Bill married Grace Griego (the love of his life) in 1983. Upon retirement, they sold their home in Santa Barbara Calif. and bought a motor home where they enjoyed living and traveling in for the next five years. In 1999, they bought their own piece of Cabo heaven and built their dream home overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Always together, now together forever. “ I’ve got you, Babe.” Funeral Services will be held Friday, August 21, 2015 with Funeral Mass at 1p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Cook-Resendez, Helen Ann
Helen Ann Cook-Resendez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2017 - Helen Ann Cook-Resendez, 55, of Pueblo went to be with the Lord on June 20, 2017. Memorial service, Monday, 10 a.m., Romero Chapel.

Cooksey, Colleen
Colleen “Nene” Cooksey - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 2017 - Colleen Cooksey born Dec. 1, 1949, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 14, 2017. Colleen was born to Patty and Ben Roybal in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Steven R. Cooksey. Survived by children, Raeann (John) Vallejos, Danny Chavez and Raquel Chavez; granddaughter, Jessie Vallejos; grandsons, John Vallejos and Andrew Heestand; brother, Ben Roybal Jr.; sisters, Deborah (Jim Relich) Roybal, Maria Aragon and Loretta (Joe) Salazar. Colleen was a sincere, generous woman. She had a great love for the Lord. Her life was filled with love and laughter. She will never be forgotten. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Romero Chapel, Denver.

Cooper, Carol
Carol Cooper - Pueblo Chieftain - November 1, 2017 - Carol Cooper, 90, passed away on Oct. 30, 2017. Preceded in death by parents, Herman and Mary Cooper; siblings, Judy Spoone, Janet Richards, Loreen Gall and Herman Cooper. Survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Please note service date and time correction! Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Cooper, Carroll
Carroll Cooper – Walsenburg World – July 24, 1895 – We are informed that the little son of Rev. C. M. Cooper of Trinidad died last week. Little Carroll was a sweet child of six whose going will be sorely felt. He had been sick about two weeks with pneumonia and was thought to be improving when there came a change for the worse and the loved one fell asleep. The sympathies of this entire community will go out most tenderly toward the afflicted parents.

Cooper, Christopher
Christopher Charles Cooper - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 2016 - Christopher Charles Cooper, 35, passed away Dec. 7, 2016. He was born Aug. 4, 1981, in Pomona, Calif., to Charles Cooper and Rebecca Hambrick, who preceded him in death; along with sister, Chasity Cooper; grandfather, William Hambrick; and uncle, Rex Cruz Sr. Chris enjoyed dressing nice, the Broncos, his Kelly’s and, most of all, loved his kids. He is survived by his children, Julian, Baby J and Kayla; grandma, Charlotte Hambrick; aunt, Vicky Cruz; cousins, Rex Jr. and Candice; and many other family members and friends. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Wednesday at Angelus Chapel.

Cooper, Daniel Jr.
Daniel Cooper Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 4, 2015 - Daniel Cooper Jr., 77, passed away Feb. 27, 2015. He was born in El Paso, Texas, to proud parents Daniel and Beatrice Cooper Sr.; they preceded him in death; along with his wife, Sally Montelongo Cooper; brother, Tom (Karen) Cooper; and several other family members. He served in the U.S. Air Force, and retired from both Anheuser Busch and Parkview Medical Center. He is survived by his son, Christopher Cooper; and his in-laws, the Montelongo family; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends who loved Dan. Funeral service, 9 a.m. Saturday, at St. Francis Xavier Church, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Cooper, Juanita
Juanita Cooper - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 2014 - Juanita Cooper, 90, of Pueblo, Nov. 28, 2014. Arrangements pending. Full notice Tuesday.

Cooper, Samuel V
Samuel Cooper V - Denver Post - October 8, 2006 - Samuel Cooper V, 82, passed on October 1, 2006 in Walsenburg, CO. Survived by his wife, Marie; his children Sheryl Cooper Allmon and Samuel Cooper VI; stepsons Donn and Steven Livingston; grandchildren Hunter Cooper Allmon, Kyla Skye Allmon, Michell Cooper; step-grandchildren Sara and Amy Livingston. Committal Services, 2:00 Tuesday at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area "C". In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dumb Friends League.

Cooper, Virginia M.
Virginia M. Cooper - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 2015 - Virginia M. Cooper, 90, of Pueblo, passed away May 30, 2015. A small gathering of friends will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, June 12, at Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors.

Coots, Della
Della Coots - Dignity Memorial - November 8, 2010 - Della Coots passed away quietly on November 1, 2010 at the Allison Care Center. She was born and raised in Monte Vista, Colorado. She lived most of her life in Denver. She married Jack Coots of Walsenburg, CO on January 13, 1941. He preceded her in death on July 14, 1995. She is survived by four children; Charlene Sigman and her husband, Dale, of North Attleboro, MA and their three children, Sara, Margo, and Eric; Sharon Coots of Denver, and her two children Christopher and Kevin; Mary Ellen White of Lakewood; J Kemory Coots and his wife Lisa Haas of Denver and their two children Jack Kemory and Shannon. She is also survived by her brother Robert L. Jones and wife Dorothy of Canon City, CO, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by family: Mother: Mary Amelia Jones; Father: Hosea Lamar Jones; Brothers: Bill Arp Jones and James Jones. Sisters: Ruby Burke, Marcelene Wagner, Ana Lou Crawford, and Shirley Burnham. Della loved family life, walking, fishing, camping, playing bridge, music, and travel. She and her husband Jack traveled extensively with Ports of Call Travel Club. She also loved going "up the hill" to gamble on slot machines. She was an excellent cook. Della was known for her wonderful sense of humor. She will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Hospice of Saint John 1320 Everett Court Lakewood, CO 80215 A family service will be held at Fort Logan cemetery on November 10. A Celebration of Her Life for family and friends will be at the Kemory Coots residence from 4:00pm on November 10. Arrangements under the direction of Olinger Woods Chapel, Golden, CO.

Copeland, Delber William
Delber William "Del" Copeland - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2017 - Delber William "Del" Copeland, 89, passed away July 15, 2017. He was born in Idana, Kan., to Beattie and Effie (McMahan) Copeland on Jan. 23, 1928. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Joe and Don; and sisters, Edna Hatfield, Mary Goodin and Viola Oberhelman; grandchildren, John and Elizabeth Ferris; and mother of his children, Betty Copeland. He is survived by his wife, Mary; children, Greg (Annette) Copeland, Shawn (John) Adams, Anette (Grant) Versaw, Cheryl Ferris and Geoffrey Gabbert; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brother, Bob (Barbara) Copeland; many nieces and nephews; and his church family. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 5, 2017, at Central Christian Church. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Central Christian Church or Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Copeland, LaVona Violet
LaVona Violet Copeland - The Gazette - March 13, 2009 - LaVona Violet Copeland was born May 12, 1916 to Daniel C. and Esta Mae (McDowell) Byrd near Campo, CO on the family homestead. She died March 11, 2009 in Colorado Springs, CO. She married Acie F. Copeland on July 3, 1935 in La Junta, CO. After raising their family in Trinidad, CO and Acie's retirement, they moved to Colorado Springs in 1974. LaVona was preceded in death by her husband in 1981. She is survived by two sisters, Marjorie Parker of Mount View, OK and Lois Green of Colorado Springs, CO. She is also survived by three daughters, Esta Lea (Robert) Evancich of Fountain, CO, Karon (Tony) Maniscalco of Fairhope, AL and Sharon (Ron) Bennett of Colorado Springs, CO; four grandchildren, Lynn (Gary) Pedigo, Lorre (Ken) Richardson, Lea Ann (Joe) Wilson all of AL and David (Emily) Bennett of Colorado Springs, CO and three great-grandchildren, Matthew Richardson, Anthony Vinson and Brittany Wilson, all of AL. LaVona was a homemaker who enjoyed crocheting, decorating and making home repairs. Late in life, she grew in her assurance of her faith in Christ and this truth was a great comfort to her. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 14th, 11am at Dove-Witt Fountain Valley Chapel, 6630 S. Hwy 85/87, Fountain, CO. The family request that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Family Life Services, 1880 S. Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80905.

Copeland, Lila Elaine
Lila Elaine Copeland - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 2017 - Lila Elaine Copeland, beloved wife and life partner of James B. Copeland, passed away peacefully on Nov. 25, 2017. She left life on Earth in peace and faith in her future with her Lord and Savior in heaven. Lila was born the youngest of three girls to Ethel and Leon Jeffery on Aug. 17, 1934, in Quinn, S.D. She grew up among a warm and colorful extended family in the rural wide-open spaces of the Badlands. Later, she and her family moved to Rapid City, S.D., and then to the mining community of Kellogg, Idaho, in the late 1940s. She graduated from Kellogg High School in 1953. After several years attending junior college, she began teaching second grade in a local school. She married James, a young mining engineer, on Dec. 17, 1960. This began a true and lasting partnership of 57 years. After many years and various moves, she graduated from the University of Idaho in 1970 with a B.S. in education. During her life, Lila and James lived in many diverse localities including Illinois, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Colorado, California, Nevada and Argentina. After living in Las Vegas, Nev., for four years, they chose to retire in Pueblo West. At final count, Lila had set up 15 different homes during her married life. Lila and James shared an interest in the outdoors, rockhounding, traveling and collecting. They had been members of many rockhound clubs everywhere they lived. Lila enjoyed a variety of other interests including painting and doll collecting. She loved to read and her homes were filled with books on every subject. She was active in the Steel City Doll Club, Pueblo Rockhounds and Homemakers Extension. Lila was a faithful member of the Pueblo West Baptist Church; she had a great interest in people, especially the plain spoken. Lila was a live wire and very non-conventional person. She made friends easily and upon meeting a new friend, she would have learned all about you within 30 minutes. Lila loved picnics in the mountains, but cherished returning to her Badlands to look for agates and fossils. Lila had two sisters, Edith Champion of Rapid City, S.D., and Ruby Pitts of Millbrae, Calif. She is survived by her husband, James; sons, Jeffery L. Copeland of Oakton, Va., Charles J. Copeland of Aurora, Colo.; and daughter, Cynthia C. Copeland of Santa Barbara, Calif. She joins her son, Clifford D. Copeland, twin to Jeffery, who departed five years to the day of her own passing. She also is survived by five grandchildren, Lauren and Jeffery Copeland, Olivia and Sophia Ciani and Parker Copeland. She will be greatly missed by her many relatives and friends. It was her wish that no memorial service be held. Cremation will take place and her ashes will be retained until her husband's death. A portion of her ashes will be scattered over the South Dakota Badlands sometime next year. Burial will take place in a national cemetery to be determined in the future. Friends and family are encouraged to make gifts to their favorite charitable organization.

Copenhaver, Joyce L.
Joyce L. Copenhaver - Chronicle News - September 28, 2010 - Joyce L. Copenhaver, 78, died peacefully on September 23, 2010 at the Trinidad State Nursing Home. She was born in Pittsboro, Indiana on September 21, 1932, to Mabel M. (Picket) and Monroe V. Copenhaver. Joyce was a published author, having written poetry, children’s stories and short stories. She was an accomplished musician who loved to sing, play the piano, organ and accordion. She enjoyed reading, going four-wheel “mudding” and liked to socialize with her many friends. She liked to volunteer and helped at Eckhart School and participated in the Foster Parents Program and Seniors Inc. She is survived by daughters, Karla “Kricket” (Paul) Diaz, Michele Kuenzi, Teri (Paul) Guerra; son, Chuck (Bonnie) Meador; brother, Woody (Toni) Copenhaver; grandchildren, Felipe C. Cervantes, Michael (Angie) Meador, Steven (Lauren) Meador, Ian Kuenzi, Heather Falcon, Morgan Bordelon; great-grandchildren, Avery Kuenzi, Kailyn Meador, Chloe Falcon and a new great-grandchild due in January. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday September 29, 2010, at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. A Celebration of Life will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 30, 2010, at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation to follow with private inurnment at a later date. The family may be contacted at the Diaz residence: 404 E. 7th, Trinidad. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Coplai, James
James Coplai – Walsenburg World – January 22, 1914 – James Coplai, 45, and Austrian striker living at the Ludlow tent colony, was killed when he was run down by a Colorado & Southern train.

Copley, Donald
Donald Copley - Pueblo Chieftain - September 7, 2016 - Donald Copley, 91, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 3, 2016. Survived by his children, Cheryl (Leonard) Trujillo, Donna Rasheid, Ann Clementi, Norman (Carol) Kuhns and Melissa Gennetta; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and special companion, Ruth Ellis. Donald was a WWII veteran and owner of C&E Auto Parts. Don was a kind, generous and loving father, grandfather and friend. His smile and sense of humor will be greatly missed. Special thanks to Judy Butler and Sangre de Cristo Hospice. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Copp, Sharon
Sharon Copp - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 1976 - Two days after being reported missing, Sharon Marie Copp's dismembered body was found Aug. 18, 1976, near the Pueblo Reservoir and in an East Side alley. Her limbs and breasts were first discovered by the reservoir. Her torso, head and hands were found in a green plastic bag in the 1300 block of East 18th Street. It's believed that before she was dismembered, Copp, an East Side resident, was beaten to death with a golf club. Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 2014 - Grisly murder lingers - Speak with just about any Pueblo law enforcement official from the 1970s, or even today, and they will tell you it was the most gruesome homicide in Pueblo history. It’s a homicide that has perplexed authorities for years and still hasn’t been solved. “You hear about these kind of things but you hope you never see them,” Jerry Price, then-Pueblo County undersheriff was quoted as saying in The Pueblo Chieftain . “I wasn’t really disturbed when I saw the body but the second I got near a phone I called my wife and told her to lock the house,” Richard Lipich, a former police detective with the Pueblo Police Department, said. Sharon Copp’s body parts were found some 20 miles apart on the morning of Aug. 18, 1976. Copp, 34, lived at an apartment building on the 2200 block of East 12th Street. Police said Copp was beaten to death then dismembered. According to a Chieftain article written by then-reporter John Salas that published the day after the homicide, Copp’s handless arms, legs and breasts were found the morning of Aug. 18 on a road leading to the Pueblo Reservoir. Her torso, head and hands were discovered hours later in an alley on Pueblo’s East Side. The case began at about 11 a.m. that morning with a call to the sheriff’s office from a fisherman who said he found the woman’s limbs in a plastic trash bag near a road at the west end of the reservoir. Authorities said the bag was about 10 yards from the road and in plain sight. Soon thereafter, a police dispatcher was told that the rest of the body was found in an alley behind a home on the 1300 block of East 18th Street. According to the 1976 Chieftain article, a woman named Alice Waide discovered a bag containing Copp’s head, hands and torso in the alley behind her home. Waide said she noticed the plastic bag but thought it was just trash left by someone. She and a neighbor eventually tried to move the bag but couldn’t because it was too heavy. On Aug. 18 Waide noticed that the bag had split and was drawing hordes of flies to it. Her son looked at it and thought it was a dog because he saw hair. A patrolman was called to come investigate. Without looking inside the bag he and another man tried hoisting it into a truck. “They were about to get it in when the head rolled out,” Waide was quoted as saying. “I couldn’t believe my eyes.” Police said portions of a golf club were found in both sacks, leading them to believe that was the weapon Copp was beaten to death with. Then-Pueblo County Coroner Robert Stewart said the cuts made on Copp’s body were “very clean” and possibly done with a saw or a sharp knife. He said there was evidence that she was beaten before she died. Copp was believed to have last been seen at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 16 at a Bessemer area tavern. Her car was found near the tavern on Aug. 18. According to police reports at the time, Copp was reported missing by her mother, Don Bowman. Bowman told police her daughter was in the process of getting a divorce from her husband, Donald Copp. The case has befuddled law enforcement from the day it occurred and is still a mystery decades later. The last information in the case came in the 1980s when serial killers Henry Lucas and Otis O’Toole were questioned in connection with Copp’s murder. They were eliminated as suspects because their method of operation was not the same as the one used in the Copp case. Current Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office Chief Charlene Graham was just beginning her career with the PPD when the homicide happened but remembers the case well. “There were a lot of headlines and a lot of talk about it,” she said. Graham took over investigations for the PPD in the early 1990s and was asked to go over cold cases to see if there was anything technology-wise that could help police solve some. “I assigned some cold cases but that was not one I ever assigned because there just wasn’t anything there,” Graham said. “It was gruesome but there was nothing to go off of. There were no leads or anything.” Graham said a motive for the homicide was never established. “I know they talked about the Colorado State Fair being around and carnival workers maybe, and you had those two serial killers at the time traveling the world and killing people, but I don’t know,” she said. “Speculation was it was someone who was very angry at the moment, someone who was methodical. When it’s random, it’s all that much more difficult to solve.” Graham said she agrees that the Copp homicide was one of the most startling in Pueblo’s history. “As far as shock value, yes, it’s the worst murder,” she said. “To have a dismembered body in two different places, that was just unheard of and still is.”

Copp, Sid
Sid Copp - Pueblo Chieftain - December 24, 2017 - Sid Copp, 93. Celebration of life to be announced at a later date.

Copsey, Harry
Harry Copsey - Chronicle News - October 1, 2007 - Albuquerque man fatally injured in I-25 accident - A single-vehicle accident on I-25 resulted in the death of an Albuquerque man last Thursday, Sept. 27. Harry Copsey, 86, was traveling southbound near mile marker 5.7 at approximately 1 p.m. According to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Art Gumke, the 2006 Dodge 1500 pickup went off the right side of the highway and collided with a guardrail and then with a barbed wire fence. The truck then continued off of an embankment becoming airborne for approximately 74 feet before landing on the frontage road, the front end colliding with the pavement and subsequently coming to rest on all four wheels. It was reported that Copsey was wearing a seat belt, the airbag did deploy and his speed was estimated at 70 mph at the time of the accident. No drugs or alcohol are suspected. CSP Troop 2D and Trinidad Ambulance responded.

Corbett, Michael E. (Rev.)
Rev. Michael E. Corbett - Pueblo Chieftain - September 2, 2015 - Rev. Michael E. Corbett was born May 26, 1925, to Michael and Mary Ann (Ferencik) Corbett in Pueblo, Colo. His parents; and his brother, the Rev. Raymond Corbett, preceded him in death. Rev. Michael E. Corbett Survived by his caretaker and cousin, Johnna Gochie. Father Michael graduated from Pueblo Central High School and then served in the United States Marine Corps for three years. He studied philosophy and theology at the St. Thomas Seminary in Denver and was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Pueblo on May 29, 1954. His first assignment was as parochial vicar at St. Francis Xavier Church in Pueblo. The following year, he served briefly as associate pastor at St. Joseph in Grand Junction, then St. Peter’s in Rocky Ford for four years. In the summer of 1959, he was assigned to assist at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Pueblo. In the summer of 1961, he was named pastor of St. Patrick in Telluride for three years; then in 1965, Pastor of St. Rose of Lima Church

Corbin, Carolyn D.
Carolyn D. Corbin - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2017 - Carolyn D. Corbin, 71. Died in Pueblo. Service in Florida.

Corbin, Jonathan
Jonathan Corbin – Walsenburg World – January 9, 1908 – Prof. Kent accompanied Dr. Lam to Maitland on Tuesday, where the latter was called in his official capacity of County Coroner. Jonathan Corbin, a Slav miner had been killed by fall of rock.

Corbin, Mary C.
Mary C. Corbin – Pueblo Chieftain – May 6, 1919 – City Briefs – Mrs. Corbin Dies – Mrs. Mary C. Corbin, age 32 years, died last night after two weeks illness. She is survived by her husband, Melvin S. Corbin; two sons, Alphonso and Melvin, Jr.; a father, Frank Thullen, and four sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Frances Senger, Mrs. Annie Senger, Miss Tillie Thullen, Mrs. Arthur White; Frank and William Thullen. She was a member of the Court of Honor No. 67. The body is at McCarthy’s and the funeral arrangements will be announced later. Note: She was buried at Mountain View Cemetery, Pueblo, Colorado.

Corder-Himpsl, Amanda Rae
Amanda Rae Corder-Himpsl - Pueblo Chieftain - June 3, 2016 - Mrs. Amanda Rae Corder-Himpsl of 312 E. Bay St., Pineview, Ga., died Monday, May 30, 2016, at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, Ga. Mrs. Amanda Rae Corder-Himpsl was born June 2, 1971, in Liberal, Kan. She was born to Mr. Alvin Dean Corder and Mrs. Donna Marie Moore Corder. She was a graduate of Fruita High School in Fruita, Colo., and attended Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colo. She also took online classes from the University of Phoenix. She accepted Christ in her life and united with First United Methodist Church in Berwyn, Pa. Memories of her life will be cherished by her loving and devoted husband, Mr. Frank Himpsl; her daughters, Miss Mila L. Himpsl, Miss Alyssa Rae Himpsl and Miss Rhiannon Marie Himpsl, all of Pineview, Ga.; her loving parents, Mr. Alvin Dean Corder and Mrs. Donna Marie Moore Corder; her aunt, Mrs. Anita Corder of Colorado; her uncle, Mr. Dennis Corder of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a host of other relatives and friends. The J.W. Williams Funeral Directors, 407 W. 17th Ave., Cordele, Ga., are in charge of the arrangements.

Cordova, Adolph B.
Adolph ”Sonny” Cordova - Chronicle News - April 22, 2016 - Adolph ”Sonny” Cordova, passed away at Sharmar Village Care Center in Pueblo, Colo. on April 14, 2016. He was born on November 7, 1940 in Trinidad, Colo. to Fannie and Abe Cordova. He joined and enjoyed serving in the Peace Corps as a volunteer. Adolph attended San Francisco State College and became a school teacher for many years. He later moved to Brazil where he was employed by Texaco as a project analyst. Adolph is survived by siblings, Cora Micewonger, Atwater, Calif., Edith Ramos, Modesto, Calif., Marylou Crawford, Sparks, Nev., Joseph Cordova, Hayward, Calif., Darlene Castro, Modesto, Calif., numerous nieces, nephews in Colorado and California, friends, including special caregiver Linda Martinez. Funeral Services will be held Monday, April 25, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Comi Chapel. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Cordova, Albert
Albert Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2016 - Albert U. Cordova, 92, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 14, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Annie; children, Anthony Cordova, Bernice Swartz, Irene Cordova and Jimmy (Judy) Cordova; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Ardie; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Albert enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, camping and was an avid bowler. He served in the U. S. Army as a military police officer and retired after 37 years from the CF&I in the wire mill department. Albert was proud to be a World War II veteran and visited the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., with the Honor Flight Program. At Albert’s request, no formal service. Cremation has taken place. Inurnment at Arlington National Cemetery will be held at a later date.

Cordova, Alberta
Alberta Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 2015 - Alberta “Berta” J. Cordova, 75 of Pueblo, Colo., passed away June 18, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. Berta was born on Aug. 3, 1939, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by husband, J. Frank Cordova; parents, Faustino and Euphelia Reyes; in-laws, J. Frank and Olinda Cordova; sister-in-law, Barbara Gomez; brother-in-law, Robert Chavez; and nephew, Robbie Chavez. Survived by daughter, Anamarie Tienda; son, Matt (Gina) Cordova; grandchildren, Donnie Tienda and Olivia Cordova, Vanessa and Bobby Lucero; siblings, Bernie Chavez, Veronica Reyes and Charles (Theresa) Reyes; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Her special puppy, Winston. Berta worked for the Colorado lottery for 20 years retiring in 2004. Berta loved spending time with her family, shopping and trips to Cripple Creek with her sisters. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Recitation of the Rosary 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, and memorial Mass 10 a.m. Thursday, June 25. Both services at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1145 Aspen Rd. Inurnment at Imperial Memorial gardens. Family will receive family and friends at the parish hall following inurnment. The family would like to thank Dr. Harry Keefe and the nursing staff at Parkview Hospital’s ICU and 4 East for their care and support.

Cordova, Andrea
Andrea Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 2015 - Andrea Cordova, mother, grandmother and best friend to all she met, passed away Sept. 18, 2015. Rosary and funeral services, 9:30 a.m. Sept. 30, 2015, at St. Leander.

Cordova, Austin James
Austin James Cordova - Chronicle News - November 12, 2012 - Austin James Cordova age 17 passed away unexpectedly at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo, Colorado on November 6, 2012. He was born on May 5, 1995 in Raton New Mexico to Richard (Rick) Cordova Jr. and Brenda Baca. Austin was a Junior at Hoehne High School where he played football, basketball and track. He played baseball for Trinidad High school. In the summers Austin enjoyed having the opportunity to play softball with his Father, Grandfather and Uncle. He loved picking up Lubie and going to hang out with friends at Mc Donald's. He enjoyed hanging out with family doing various activities like swimming, and playing hide and go seek. Austin had a smile that would light up the room and touched many lives in his short time here on Earth. He is preceded in death by Great Grandfather Robert Ozzello and Great Grandparents Paul Sr. and Nora Cordova, Great Grandfather Elmer Wiggins, Great Grandparents Marcos and Juaquinita Baca, Great Great Grandparents Lucy and Gaetano Paolucci and Agnes and James Ozzello. He is survived by his father Richard Jr. Cordova and mother Brenda Baca, sister Kamryn, best friend (like a brother) Jacob (Lubie) Lubischer, Grandparents Richard (RC) Sr. and Yvonne Cordova , George (Sam) Baca, Darlene Wiggins Great Grand mothers Lucille Ozzello and Zelda Wiggins. Uncles Daniel (Lucinda) Cordova, Kyle Cordova and aunts Dawn Cordova, Dana Cordova, Corey (Matt) Gonzales, Joey Cordova, Vicki Walton. Cousins Devon Cordova, Randi Cordova, Niccole Cordova, Danielle Cordova, Brittney Cordova, Keira Cordova, Tyler Barela ,Dustin Walton, Sarandon Walton, Payten Walton, Jadyn Walton, Braylon Walton. Special friends Chad and Amber Velasquez and Jordan and Tyler Velasquez Numerous Great Uncles and Great Aunts, cousins and friends. Visitation will be Monday from 4 pm - 8 pm at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Tuesday November 13, 2012 at Holy Trinity Church with Eulogy beginning at 9:45 am followed by the Funeral Mass at 10 am. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are all of Austin's many heroes, classmates, friends and family. Active pallbearers are: Dustin Walton, Tyler Velasquez, Jacob "Lubie" Lubischer, Dylan Richardson, Colton "Bug" Lambeth, Devon Cordova and Joe Lofing. The family may be contacted at the Cordova residence 222 Adams Rd. and the Baca residence 1510 Stonewall. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Cordova, Ben
Ben Cordova – Walsenburg World – February 26, 1914 – One Killed and Three Wounded – Trinidad – One man is dead and three are suffering from serious knife wounds as a result of a free-for-all fight which took place in the Engleville dance hall, 2 ½ miles from Trinidad. The dead man is Ben Cordova, aged 18, Lucienda Cordova, brother of the slain man, and Luciendo Montoya, are being held. Montoya has a knife wound in his hand and a bruise on his head. Lee Cordova, another brother of the dead man, has a knife wound in his arm.

Cordova, Carlos
Carlos Cordova - Salt Lake Tribune - June 17, 2011 - Carlos Max Cordova, beloved father, grandfather, great-grand-father, uncle, brother and long-time resident of Ogden, Utah, passed away peacefully at the age of 74 on April 28 in Temple, Texas. At the time of his passing he was with his son Charles and his brother Cipy. Carlos was born in Trinidad, CO on June 28, 1936 to John and Mary Cordova. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1957. He made Utah his home where he married Gladys Lucero. They lived in Clearfield where they raised nine children. Carlos worked at Hill Air Force Base and the Defense Depot Ogden (DDO) where he retired in 1993. He coached Little League Baseball for many years for Clearfield City. He loved to golf and fish and was also a very talented artist, creating many beautiful pencil sketches and oil paintings for his family and friends. Carlos is survived by eight children: Ricky (UT); Freddie (CO); Cindi (CO); Debbie (AZ); Andy (UT); Elizabeth (UT); Charlene (CO); Charles (TX); 14 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and seven siblings: Joseph (WY); John (UT); Robert (CA); Francisco (UT); Richard (UT); Benjamin (OH); and Dorothy (UT). He was preceded in death by his son Jimmy, his brother James, and his parents, John and Mary Cordova. Services will be held on June 24th at 4 p.m. at the Valley Christian Church, 5445 South 2700 West in Taylorsville. The Cordova Family would also like to thank the angels of Scott & White Hospice of Temple, Texas.

Cordova, David Eugene
David Eugene Cordova - Chronicle News - September 26, 2006 - David Eugene Cordova, age 69, of Trinidad, went home to be with the Lord on September 20, 2006. Survived by wife, Sarah Cordova; children, Lee (Jose) Rodriguez, LouAnn Krause, David (Madeline) Cordova, Mark (Amy) Cordova, Angela (George) Stradtner and Michael Cordova; twelve grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Rosary will be at 7:00PM today. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00AM Wednesday, all at All Saints Church. Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Cordova, Delfino
Delfino Cordova – Walsenburg World – May 29, 1902 – Delfino Cordova, age 3 years, daughter of Juan M. Cordova of Walsenburg died May 24, and was buried m Ay 25 at the Catholic Cemetery.

Cordova, Donald E.
Donald E. Cordova - Chronicle News - February 25, 2003 - Donald Cordova, age 65, was born in Trinidad, Colorado on January 26, 1938. He passed away suddenly on Sunday, February 16, in Hermosa Beach, California, surrounded by family and longtime friends. Don grew up in Trinidad, where he attended Holy Trinity grade school and high school. He received his B.A. degree from Regis College in Denver in 1961. After graduating from Regis, he attended law school at the University of Colorado in Boulder, receiving his J.D. degree in 1964. Following his law school graduation, he became an assistant United States Attorney in Denver, a position he held until 1968. He then entered private practice with the Denver firm of Zarlengo, Mott and Zarlengo, where he was a trial lawyer until 1982. Between 1982 and 1987, he had his own law firm, and in 1988 he became a founding partner of Cordova, DeMoulin, Harris & Mellon, P.C. In 1990, he was appointed as a judge on the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado, and in 2001 he was appointed chief judge. He was a member of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges and served on its board of governors from 1996 to 1999. Active in community and bar organizations, Judge Cordova served as president of the Denver Bar Association and the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, vice-president and member of the Board of Governors of the Colorado Bar Association, and as a member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association. He was a Fellow of the American and Colorado Bar Foundations and was a former president of the University of Colorado Law Alumni Board and the Law Club of Denver, which presented him its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. Don was a benevolent person, often performing free legal services for those in need. He served on numerous civic and non-profit boards, including those of the Denver Foundation, Archdiocesan Housing Committee, Inc., and the Latin American Education Foundation. He worked his entire life for the benefit of his family and had a full and prosperous career. He enjoyed the Colorado outdoors and being surrounded by family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eloyda (Ortiz) and Benigno Cordova, and two brothers, Charles and Van Cordova. He was a devoted husband of 38 years to Patty Cordova, loving father to Annie Cordova (Mark Corbett), Amy (Fred) Christenson, Jill Cordova, and Jennifer Cordova (Tim Harvey, fiance), and proud "Poppi" to Coleman and Sophie Corbett of Denver, and Emily, Megan, and Claire Christenson of Fairfield, CT. He is also survived by four sisters: Marie Dill, Marge Clayton, Loretta Espinoza, and Pat Fausone, and three brothers: Raymond, Dick and Terry Cordova. He will he greatly missed by all, including his numerous cousins, in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends. Memorial Mass to be held Saturday, March 1 at 1:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1530 Logan Street, Denver. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Judge Donald E. Cordova fund, c/o Denver Foundation, 950 S. Cherry St., #200, Denver, CO 80246. The fund will provide financial assistance for further education to those in need.

Cordova, Donna Mary
Donna Mary Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2015 - Donna Mary Cordova, 85, ascended into heaven March 18, 2015. She was born Sept. 16, 1929, in Rouse, Colo., to proud parents, Silverio and Adonnaisa (Samora) Marquez. Both preceded her in death along with her husband, William Emilio Cordova; her children, Frank, Lawrence and Dennis Cordova; a great-grandson, Adrian Franklin; and eight siblings. Donna enjoyed crocheting, cross-stitch, baking and doing carpentry work. Mom was a jack-of-all-trades; she was never afraid to attempt to fix or work at anything. Donna was a foster parent, and had a veterans home for over 30 years. She was always a caretaker, a giver with a big heart, and when times were hard, she never let anything get her down. She persevered. Donna was very involved in her church. She always made sure the church was up and going. Donna’s biggest joy was her family. She loved spending quality time with each of them and celebrating the many occasions. Donna is survived by her loving children, Betty (William) Franklin, Alice Cordova, Donald (Donna) Martinez, Geneva Vigil, Brenda Cordova and Lloyd Cordova; a sister. Naomi (Felix) Vigil; 23 grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Special thanks to Minnequa Medicenter for the care given to our mother. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Christian Growth UPC, 1906 N. Hudson Ave., Brother Elder officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Cordova, Eddie
Eddie Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - October 7, 2015 - Eddie Cordova, 75, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 3, 2015. Romero Family Funeral Home - October 7, 2015 - Eddie Cordova, 75, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on October 3, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joe Cordova and Cora Martinez. Eddie is survived by his children, Mary, Christina and Anthony (Michelle); 10 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; and numerous extended family and friends. Eddie loved to fish and make Native American art, such as canes, spears, and many other art work projects.

Cordova, Fernanda
Fernanda Cordova – Walsenburg World – November 30, 1911 – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, November 26, 1911, Fernanda Cordova, age 61 years.

Cordova, Flora M.
Flora M. Cordova - Chronicle News - October 5, 2010 - Flora M. Cordova of Trinidad, Colorado passed away peacefully at home on September 30, 2010. She was 91. Flora helped her husband Leo with the ranch for many years. Flora also worked for many years as a school bus driver for the Hoehne School District. Flora was a loving, thoughtful and caring housewife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was loved and appreciated by all who knew her. Flora was born on April 7, 1919 in Folsom, New Mexico to Candelaria Garcia and Atenacio Lopez. Preceding her in death are her husband, Leo Cordova, children, George, Lita and Rodney, son in-law Art Trujillo, grandson, Brian Stanton and great grandson, Davian Garcia. She is survived by her children Leo & Pat Cordova, Phyllis Trujillo, Filbert & Isabel Cordova, Anita Thomas, Robert Cordova, Dennis Cordova, Deena & Fidel Martinez, Edmund & Maria Cordova, 44 Grandchildren, 107 Great Grandchildren and 33 Great Great Grandchildren. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m., Thursday, October 7, 2010, at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 7, 2010 at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be at 1 p.m. Friday, October 8, 2010 at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Active pallbearers are Bill Stanton, Dale Cordova, Jeff Cordova, Jerad Martinez, Brandon Cordova, Rodney Jr. Cordova and Derrick Cordova. The family may be contacted at 40115 County Road 24.6 (Grey Creek Road).

Cordova, Francisco Valentin
Francisco Valentin Cordova – Walsenburg World – February 20, 1908 – Died at Malachite, Colorado, on Wednesday, February 5, 1908, Francisco Valentin Cordova, at the age of 100 years, 4 months, and 1 day. The deceased was born at Santa Barbara, New Mexico on October 4, 1807. When about 21 years of age he was married to Dolores Barela, and together the couple lived for many years at Taos, New Mexico. Of this union there were born five sons and four daughters. There are numerous descendents of this family, in fact over 100 living in Colorado and New Mexico. The deceased was buried in the Catholic Cemetery at Malachite on Friday, February 7.

Cordova, Frank E. Sr.
Frank E. Cordova Sr. - Chronicle News - June 27, 2012 - Frank E. Cordova Sr., age 69, went to be with the Lord after a lengthy illness, on June 23, 2012 at Parkview Medical Center, Pueblo, Co. He was born in Weston, Colorado on November 21, 1942 to Eufresinia and Eliseo Cordova. Frank attended Primero schools. He worked at Phil Long Ford until 1967 when he was drafted in the US Army where he proudly served one tour in the Viet Nam Conflict. On June 28, 1969, he was united in marriage to Patricia Vigil. Frank then was employed in the Weston coal mines for 21 years until his retirement in 1995. He was a member of UMWA Local 9856. Frank was an avid outdoorsman, who loved to fish and hunt. One of his favorite things to do was watching the Denver Broncos, Rockies and Nuggets with his son Frank Jr. One of his pride and joys was his grandchildren. He loved all of his children deeply. He was always with his grandson Antonio (his little "Hito"). But most of all, Frank loved being with his loving wife. Preceding him in death are his infant daughter Patricia, parents, brothers Johnny and Bob, father in law, Phil Vigil, brother in law Thomas Vigil and sisters in law, Judy Vigil and Maryann Montoya. Survivors are his wife of 42 years, Patricia, children, Becky (Frank) Aranda, Frank Cordova Jr., Melinda (Jim) Olguin, Brian Cordova, grandson Antonio, and granddaughter Janine whom he helped raise, Also surviving are his grandchildren, Janine, Joleen (Kenny), Angel (Matt), Jasmine. Aislinn, great-grandchildren, Geyonah, Faith and K.J., sister Mary Cordova , mother in law Flora Vigil, 2 brothers in law, 2 sisters in law, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many special friends. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 7:00 PM at Holy Trinity Church Funeral Mass will be Friday, June 29, 2012 at 10:00 AM 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 Sam Lopez, Norman Lopez, Andres DeLeon, Sam Carpio, Bob vigil and Larry Vallejos. Active pallbearers are Terry Cordova, Ricky Cordova, Jackie Powers, Gabe Santistevan, Matt Baca and Kenny Castellano. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Cordova, Frank W.
Frank W. Cordova - Chronicle News - July 24, 2014 - Frank W. (Franco) Cordova, 53, began a new journey on July 20, 2014. Frank touched many people with his sharp wit, humor, and his faith which sustained him throughout his life. He was an avid bronco fan, loved children and enjoyed cooking spaghetti. Frank spent a lot of time working as a caretaker for the Las Animas County Rehabilitation Center, as well as counseling for the Detox Center. He was preceded in death by parents Jenny and Tom Cordova. Frank is survived by son Christopher, daughter Candace, brothers and sisters, Patricia (David) Sisneros, Margie (Dave) Mead, Tom Cordova, Veronica Cordova, Ted Cordova, Nan Cordova, Amy Cordova, Mike Cordova (Monica Trevino), Leighjay Cordova (Diane Breedlove), nieces and nephews, Tricia (Mario) Luna, Davena (Charles) Garcia, Jessie, Casey, and Dallas Mead, Vena Longoni, Desiree Cordova, Kurtis Aragon, Nicole, Corey, Cyprus and Elijah Cordova, Jaden Cordova-Ortiz, Whitney Sanchez, Riannon and Douglas Jr. Hessier, numerous great-nieces and great-nephews who are left to treasure his memories. Funeral mass will be Friday, July 25, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Private inurnment at a later date. Franks family will forever cherish his life. His smile will truly be missed. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Cordova, Gary Yanos
Gary Yanos Cordova - Huerfano World - November 9, 2013 - Gary Yanos Cordova, July 23, 1952 - November 7, 2013 - A life long resident of Walsenburg, Gary “Yanos” Cordova graduated from Walsenburg High School in 1970. As owner of Twin Peaks Construction, he was a licensed and bonded contractor builder. Gary’s legacy can be seen throughout the southern Colorado area in the numerous homes and buildings which he built as a skilled craftsman. His last employment was with Huerfano School District Re-1 as a bus driver in Gardner. He will affectionately be remembered by the children and staff as “Captain Kirk.” Burial was at the North Veta Cemetery.

Cordova, Gavino (Child of)
Child of Gavino Cordova – Walsenburg World – January 8, 1903 – The 14-month-old little boy of Gavino Cordova, of Pryor, died Friday and was buried in the Catholic Cemetery at this place Saturday.

Cordova, Genevieve
Genevieve “Mama Bear” Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 2014 - Genevieve “Mama Bear” Cordova, 81, slipped quietly away at home on Sept. 22, 2014. Born Dec. 12, 1932, in Florence, Colo., to the parents of Juan J. Martinez and Maria S. Lave-Martinez, who precede her in death. Also preceding her in death are her husband, Fermin Cordova; siblings, Pete M. Martinez, Cora Lucero, Leroy Martinez, Suzana Tena and Andrew Martinez; parents-in-law, Jose and Manuelita Cordova; and brothers-in-law, Elmer Cordova and Steve Lucero. “Mama Bear” is survived by her children, Raquel Cordova, Chris Cordova, Gloria Cordova, Joseph Concha, and Joaquin (Shannon) LeFebre Sr.; grandchildren, Daniel Cordova, Joaquin and Jacinto LeFebre and Ricardo (Heather) Friend; great-grandchildren, Yemaya, Hanna and Gabriel; siblings, Christella (Tom) Barbee, Louise Johnson, Eleanore Valdez, Helen (Leroy) Fackler and John (Marlene) Martinez; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Cordova and Dora Abilia; and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Romero Chapel. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Friends and family will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Cordova, Gloria Louise
Gloria Louise Cordova - Chronicle News - April 25, 2016 - Long-time Los Alamos resident, Gloria Louise Cordova, passed away on April 18, 2016 after a 16-month struggle with pancreatic cancer. Gloria was born in Trinidad Colo. on July 31, 1938. After high school she joined the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati and graduated from their Mount St. Joseph College with a B. S. degree in chemistry. She taught math and chemistry in high schools in Denver and Trinidad, and then after leaving the community, moved to Los Alamos where she taught chemistry at the high school for 10 years. In 1979 she joined the Laboratory and over the next 20 years worked in the HR Training Office, the Affirmative Action Office and eventually became Group Leader of the Protocol Office. After retirement in 1999, she completed a Ph.D. in Human Resource Development at the Fielding Graduate University; her dissertation examined the ethnic identity of a group of Northern New Mexico Latinas. Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, Louis Barron and Cora Carmona Cordova, of Trinidad. She is survived by her husband of 11 years Dan Winske, her sister Teresa Bell and husband Richard of Cokedale Colorado, her cousin Kimberly Souders, husband David and daughter Laurel of Santa Fe, as well as numerous other relatives, friends and colleagues. Gloria was active in many women’s organizations over the years, including the American Association of University Women (AAUW), MANA del Norte and P.E.O. She was also a well-known genealogist, tracing the roots of many of the Hispanic families of New Mexico. Throughout her long career as an educator, an administrator and a scholar, Gloria worked tirelessly to address the concerns and improve the status of working women as well as create positive change and promote education and equity for women everywhere. Recitation of the Rosary will be Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Alamos N.M. after which those in attendance will be invited to share their memories of Gloria. On Friday April 29, a mass celebrating her life at will be at 10 a.m. also at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. She then will be brought to Trinidad, Colo., where a Memorial Mass will also be celebrated Monday May 2, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Sebastiani Gym, followed by inurnment at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gloria’s name can be made to the Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Local arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home

Cordova, Herbert J.
Herbert J. Cordova - Denver Post - September 12, 2002 - Herbert J. Cordova of Denver died on September 9, 2002 at the age of 78. Born in Aguilar, Colorado, he married Glenna Hostettler on June 1, 1952. A veteran of WW II, he retired from the City and County of Denver in 1986. He was preceded in death by his son Michael. He is survived by his wife Glenna; daughter Vicky (Lee) Hernandez; brother Rudolph; sisters Dee Nation and Lucille Stinson; grandson Richard (Desrae) Hernandez; and three great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, all of Denver. Visitation, Thursday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary. Rosary, Friday 9 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial, Friday 10 a.m., both at Presentation of Our Lady, 695 Julian St. Entombment, Mount Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Presentation of our Lady.

Cordova, Irene Jean
Irene Jean Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2016 - Irene Jean Cordova, 61. Born Oct. 11, 1954, joined her brother, Donald Andrew Griego in Heaven on Aug. 5, 2016. She is survived by her mother, Elvira Cordova; soulmate, Robert Mestas; daughter, Tracy Esquibel; grandchildren, Andrea (Adam) Gonzales, Lynnae (Tyler) Trujillo and Jacob Baca.; great-grandchildren, Illeauna, Jaeden, Iiariya and Diesel; siblings, Josie Vasquez, Virginia Rodriguez, Loretta (Ramon) Cordova and Ancelmia (Ed) Salazar; godchildren, Jace and Jocelyn; and numerous nieces and nephews. Irene lived life to the fullest. She loved spending time with family and friends, dancing and listening to her music. Irene will be greatly missed. Celebration of Life, 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at United Steel Workers of America, 1414 Evans Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004.

Cordova, Jennie O.
Jennie O. Cordova - Boies-Ortega Funeral Home - February 7, 2016 - Jennie Cordova, 101, passed away to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, February 6, 2016. Jennie was born April 10, 1914 to Manuela and Pedro Apodaca in Hicks, Colorado (above Aguilar). She was raised and married in Aguilar to J.D. Cordova in 1929. She loved her Lord and lived for Him all her life, her family was constantly on her mind and in her prayers. She was an excellent homemaker, had her own hobbies such as baking, sewing, crocheting and quilt making; she was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her family and never had a harsh word for any one. Thank God she was such a great example for all her family and friends. She is survived by her ten children; Marian, Julie, Priscilla, Dan, J.D. II, Evelyn, Richard, Eva, Edna and Betsy. She is preceded in death by her daughters; Bertha, Alice, Ernestine and Sarah, sons; David, Leroy, Fred (Erik), Joseph and Robert, sister Dora Gomez and her best friend, Juanita Romero. She's blessed with twenty-six grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, many great-grandchildren, and numerous great-great grandchildren. One god-child, Dorothy Romero-Tenorio and best friends, Brenda and Kevin Smith. A service was held at the Full Gospel Church with burial at the Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Cordova, Jerry
Jerry Cordova - Chronicle News - July 31, 2015 - Jerry Cordova, 75, passed away to the heavens on Saturday, July 25. He was born to a loving Cruz and Ruth Cordova. He was a beloved son, brother, father, uncle, grandfather and friend. He was a generous man that loved his family and friends unconditionally. He was loved by all and will be forgotten by none. He left a void in our hearts, not for pain and sorrow, but for the happiness and memories to be tucked away forever. Jerry chose to be cremated and have his ashes scattered near his place of birth in Sopris (Trinidad), Colo. We will miss the smiles, jokes and laughter. He will always be in our thoughts and forever in our hearts. Many thanks to all who supported the family. Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home & Arkansas Valley Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Cordova, Jerry L.
Jerry L. Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2014 - Jerry L. Cordova, 55, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 13, 2014. At his request, cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, Romero Chapel.

Cordova, Jesse
Jesse Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - September 8, 2016 - Jesse Cordova went to be with the Lord on Sept. 3, 2016. Funeral service, 2 pm, Friday, Romero Chapel.

Cordova, Joe Abelino
Joe Abelino “Abbey” Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 2016 - Joe Abelino “Abbey” Cordova. Born on Nov. 22, 1928, and passed away peacefully at home May 25, 2016, after a long battle with cancer. Preceded in death by his wife, Elvira; and special granddaughter, Belinda; mother, Jenny Sanchez; and grandmother, Josie Brito. Survived by children, Gloria (Ted) Espinoza, Richard (Rena) Jimenez, Joe Jr. (Christine) Cordova, John Cordova, Laura (Rick) Riggs, Theresa (Bob Banham) Cordova, Vincent (Virginia) Cordova; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Also survived by sister, Mary Davis; brother, Raymond (Patsy) Madrid. Joe graduated from Central High School and earned his associate degree from SCSC. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Joe served from 1946-1956. During the Korean War, he received the Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Medal, Airborne Jump Wings, Glide Wings, Expert Badge .45-caliber Pistol, .30-caliber Machine Gun, and .30-caliber Carbine. Joe retired from the CF&I ore prep. No viewing. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 2, 2016, at St. Mary Help of Christians Church.

Cordova, Joseph Thomas
Joseph Thomas Cordova - Chronicle News - June 24, 2005 - Joseph Thomas Cordova, 64, born January 20, 1941 to Cruz and Ruth Cordova. His spirit returned to God on June 21, 2005 after a two-year bravely fought battle with lung cancer. All who knew and loved him say goodbye to a son - a brother - a husband - a father - an uncle - a grandfather - a friend. Tom chose to be cremated and have his ashes privately buried near his place of birth in Trinidad, Colo. He wants his family and friends to remember the good times shared. Tom strongly believed in God’s promise. In the Bible, we read: “I heard a loud voice from the throne say, Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and He will reside with them, and they will be His peoples. And God himself will be with them. And He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will be mourning, nor outcry, nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Revelations 21:3, 4. Thank you to all who supported the family.

Cordova, Josephine
Josephine Cordova – Chronicle News – May 13, 2003 – Josephine (JoJo) Cordova, 82, lifelong resident, died May 9, 2003 in Trinidad. She was born February 21, 1921 in Las Vegas, New Mexico to Sam Tapia and to Gabina (Chavez) Tapia. She graduated from Trinidad High School. She married Ted Cordova on October 5, 1940 in Trinidad. She spent her time perfecting her homemaking skills and was a loving wife, wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an excellent cook and love to garden. Roses were her specialty. She was a devoted Denver Broncos fan. She was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and a member of Catholic Daughters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted, her parents, her brother Edward and her sister-in-law Marge Tapia. She is survived by her daughters, Bernice Montoya, Denver, and Becky (Jerry) Vigil, Trinidad; brother Sam Tapia, Trinidad; and sister Odelia Ricko, Plymouth, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Monique (Mark) Marzullo, Cynthia Gonzales, Theodore (Desiree) Sakariason, Stephen Vigil and Aaron Vigil; great-grandchildren Mia, Peter and Mary Marzullo and Aubrianna Sakariason. Visitation will be Tuesday, may 13 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Rosary will follow at 7:00 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be Wednesday, May 14 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers are Michael Tapia, Ronald Tapia, Marie’s Montoya, Ed Vigil, Mark Vigil, and Jack Soderstrom. Honorary pallbearers are all of her grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Trinidad Catholic Schools. Funeral arrangements for Josephine Cordova are under the direction of the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Cordova, Josephine
Josephine Cordova - Chronicle News - October 14, 2009 - Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother began her eternal journey with God on October 10, 2009, at St. Mary Corwin Hospital after a brief illness. She was born on May 12, 1920 in Sunflower Valley, Colorado, to the union of Esquipula Trujillo and Josephine Cordova on February 24, 1936, and they were married for 58 years. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John and her son, Emilio; brothers, Max, Skip, Dan and John D. Trujillo; sister, Tillie Ortega; sons-in-law, Larry Gonzales and Andy Lucero; three grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She is survived by her children, Betty (Al) Sanchez, Jim (Donna) Cordova from Trinidad; Rosemarie (Alex) Lucero, Agnes (John) Gomez, John Albert (Betty) Cordova, Bob (Zulema) Cordova, Anita Gonzales, and Shirley (Frank) Palacio, all from Pueblo; sisters, Jennie (Joe) Chacon, Denver and Rose Barela, Pueblo; sisters-in-law, Bertha Garcia, Trinidad and Josie Trujillo, Pueblo and special cousin, Leroy Lujan; also thirty-nine grandchildren, eighty great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Josephine was employed at Mt. San Rafael Hospital Nursery for many years as well as other various jobs in the community. She was a member of Holy Trinity Parish, the church choir and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Lodge, Catholic Daughters and VFW auxiliary. She was also chairwoman for the Democratic Party for many years. During the last three years, she resided at Life Care Center of Pueblo where she had many wonderful friends and caregivers. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, watching the Broncos on TV, bingo games and the occasional trips to Cripple Creek. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 14, 2009 and a Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 15, 2009 at Holy Trinity Church with Father Becker as celebrant. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery, with graveside services by Our Lady of Guadalupe Lodge. Honorary Pallbearers are Peter Espinoza, Leroy Lujan and her many friends. Active Pallbearers will be grandsons, John Robert Cordova, John A. Sanchez, Dean Gomez, John Albert Cordova, Jr., Robert Cordova, Frank Palacio, Jr. and Josh Cordova. The family will receive friends at 113 N. Burlington and 1128 Willow Street in Trinidad and 42 Sepulveda in Pueblo, Colo. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Cordova, Juan
Juan Cordova – Walsenburg World – March 2, 1899 – Juan Cordova, a miner at the Walsen mines died Wednesday of pneumonia.

Cordova, L. Barron
L. Barron Cordova - Chronicle News - April 10, 2003 - L. Barron Cordova, age 86, the elder of the extended Cordova family, passed away April 8, 2003 in Walsenburg, Co. He was born in Walsenburg, Colorado on October 17, 1916 to Anna Maria Barron and Jose Benito Cordova. He proudly served in the United States Army during WWII. On January 5, 1938, Barron was united in marriage to Cora J. Carmona. Barron was employed by the City of Trinidad for 28 years as a fireman, retiring as Fire Chief, serving in that capacity for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish and hunt. He tied his own flies and he displayed great finesse of grace and motion when he fished. He enjoyed giving advice on the sport. Barron was known as “the walking file cabinet” by his family and friends as he could recall history and facts of people, places and events at any given time. He was active in the political area for his involvement with the Las Animas County Democratic Party. Barron was a devoted member of Holy Trinity Parish. Preceding him in death are parents, Anna Maria and Jose Benito Cordova, beloved wife Cora, 2 infant brothers, and brother Hector Cordova. Survivors are daughters Gloria Cordova (Dan Winske), Los Alamos, NM, Teresa (Richard) Bell, Cokedale, Co., grandchildren, Richard Williams, Denver, Danny Vigil, Thornton, Jesse Snay, Thornton, sister Virginia Zehna, Aurora, numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends and other relatives. Visitation will be Sunday, from 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be recited Sunday, April 13, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home chapel. Funeral will be Monday, April 14, 2003 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 with graveside services conducted by the Ft. Carson Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers are Barron’s many dear and trusted friends and the staff and residents of the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home. Active pallbearers are Stanley Cordova, Ed Cordova, George Torres, Ben Chavez, Jason Florance, Reuben Espinosa. Immediately following the services, the friends are invited to gather with the family at the Best Western, Family Seed. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home, 23500 Hwy 160, Walsenburg, Colo. 81089 or Trinidad Catholic Schools. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Cordova, Leandro
Leandro Cordova – Walsenburg World – November 16, 1906 – Leandro Cordova was killed by fall of rock at the Midway Mine, Thursday, November 15, 1906. He was working with his son in their room in the mine when a small piece of rock fell and Cordova reached up with his shovel and sounded the roof causing a large piece of rock to fall which instantly killed him.

Cordova, Lena R.
Lena R. Cordova - Chronicle News - March 22, 2006 - Lena R. Cordova, age 86, from Jansen, Colo., passed away March 20, 2006 in Trinidad. She was born January 1, 1920 to the union of Leandro and Josefita Sanchez in Bon, Colorado. Preceded in death by parents; two daughters, Mary Lee DeAguero and Anna Lovato; brother Sandro Sanchez; and grandson Harold Romo. Survived by children, Ray and Mary Lou Martinez, Viola and Sotelo Pino, Julian and Angie Narvaez Martinez; sisters, Esther Gonzales, Rosie Lovato, Rebecca Collins, Theresa Montoya, and Mary Jane Garcia. Also survived by 21 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 23 from 4:00-6:00 PM, followed by recitation of the Rosary at 6:00PM at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Scripture services will be held Friday, March 24, 2006 at 1:00PM at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Cordova, Lucille P.
Lucille P. Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 2016 - Lucille P. Cordova, 92, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 24, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gabby Cordova; son, James Cordova; daughter, Victoria Cordova; parents, Alfredo and Euglogia Montoya; and siblings. Lucille is survived by her children, Elizabeth (Felix) Cordova, Gavino A. Cordova, Adele (Robert) Ramirez, Alfred (Cathleen) Cordova and George (Rose) Cordova; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Steve (Cecila) Montoya, Manuel Montoya and Gloria (Bob) Cruz; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Romero Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Christian Growth Center. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Cordova, Marco Lena
Marco Lena Cordova – Walsenburg World – September 12, 1912 – Died near Cuchara, Colorado, Marco Lena Cordova, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. José Cordova, age 6 months and 4 days.

Cordova, Mary C.
Mary C. Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - December 7, 2014 - Mary C. Cordova, 84, affectionately known as “LaLa,” longtime Puebloan and homemaker, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 3, 2014. She was born Feb. 28, 1930, in Amalia, New Mexico. She was preceded in death by her parents, Damian and Eduardita; her loving husband, Faustin Cordova; children, Mary Saiz, Gene Cordova, and Anthony; brothers, Tony and Joe; and two grandchildren, Ronald and Rene. Survived by her loving sons, Ron (Kathy) Barela, Joe Cordova, and Ross (Jerry) Cordova; sisters, Rosinda Chavez and Edna (Fred) Lopez; brothers, Dennis (Mona) Barela, Carlos (Anna) Barela and Eddie (Pat) Barela; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; special friend, Lucy Madrid; and other relatives and friends. LaLa enjoyed going fishing, camping and attending family reunions, but most of all sharing her love and spending time with her kids. Special thanks to Diane and Shawna of The Sangre de Cristo Hospice staff. Mass of Christian Burial, 1:30 p.m. Monday, St. Leander Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at Zaragoza Hall following the burial rites.

Cordova, Melecia G.
Melecia G. Cordova - Chronicle News - October 26, 2011 - Melecia began her journey with the Lord on Thursday, October 20, 2011, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. Melecia was born to Gennaro Garza and Lucia Baca on May 5 1922 in Tecolote, NM. She is preceded in death by her parents Gennaro and Lucia Garza, a brother Geronimo Garza and sister Teresa Garza, husband Ernest H. Cordova, and her beloved granddaughter Holly Ringo. Melecia leaves behind her beautiful family of eleven children, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by daughters, Gloria (Alfredo) Fernandez, Lillian Rubidoux, Erlinda Encinias, Clorinda (Garry) Ringo and Margaret (Alan) Barksdale, and sons, Rocky, Michael, Armando Encinias, Eloy (Debbie) Encinias, Eugene (Cere) Encinias and Wayne (Vanessa) Encinias. She also leaves behind her friend of many years Julia Romero... goodbye my BFF. Pall Bearers will be her grandsons, John Hollwell, Randy Rubidoux, Kurt Encinias, Nicolas Ringo, Jeremy Encinias and Brian Rubidoux, along with honorary pallbearers her sons, son-in-laws, and grandson Michael Lee Montoya and granddaughters Angel Melissa Bosman and Shahrazad Encinias. Rosary will be at Alderette Funeral Home on Friday, October 28, 2011, at 7 p.m. Mass will be at St. Patrick/ St. Joseph Church on Saturday, October 29, 2011, at 10 a.m., with graveside service to follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Raton, NM. Arrangements made under the Alderette Funeral Home, Raton, NM. Viewing on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at Alderette Funeral Home, Raton, NM.

Cordova, Moses Efren
Moses Efren Cordova - La Sierra: Voice of Costilla County - January 9, 2015 - Moses Efren Córdova was born on April 17, 1930 in Walsenburg, Colorado. He died on Monday, December 15, 2014 in Tustin, California, with his daughter, Karen, at his bedside. His life ended with the arrow of Santa Sebastiana aimed at him, dead center within the crosshairs of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Disease. Both maternal and paternal ancestors were among the original settlers of the San Luis Valley and Huerfano Valley in the 1860s: Mountain Man, John David Albert and María Juliana León (Juliana was buried under the church of San Pedro y San Pablo); Dolores Martínez, daughter of Juan Julián Martínez and María Guadalupe Vigil; José María Espinosa and María de los Reyes Trujillo; José Miguel Córdova and María Rafaela Medina; and José Desiderio Cruz and María Benigna Olivas. Moses was an example of what hard work can accomplish, driven by emotions left intact from a difficult childhood and coupled with luck. Under leadership by him; his wife, Rachel; and a few key managers, his three businesses thrived and, for many years, Cordova Bolt, Inc, was consistently ranked among the 500 Top Hispanic companies in the United States. This was a great distance for someone whose father, Jacobo Córdova (1902–1990), had been a miner in the Southern Colorado coalfields, where mules were treated better than human beings. His mother, María Elvera Albert (1906–2007), was a homemaker, who kept a tidy home and an extraordinary garden planted with heirloom seeds she lovingly retained from season to season. However, during the Great Depression and its aftermath, times were often so difficult that young Moses always walked the streets of Walsenburg, head down, searching for such things as bones, aluminum wrappers, and rubber bands to stockpile, and then sell to scrap dealers. While walking, he usually carried his one pair of shoes in his hands to preserve the soles. Damage to the bottom of the soles was repaired with cardboard. Jacobo and Elvera had four other children: Adrian (1932-1933), Floyd (1934–2013), Daniel (died in childhood), and Donald (ca. 1941-).Moses attended St. Mary’s High School in Walsenburg. After graduation, he enlisted in the Navy during the Korean War, serving as a petty officer and radio man. His ship surreptitiously entered mouths of North Korean rivers and carried Navy Seals who planted bombs. He did not know that intelligent Hispanos were often chosen to be radio men, because men in that position would be the first shot, should the ship be captured. However, the Navy also provided him with the opportunity to expand his dreams. Moses visited China, Alaska, and other foreign ports. Once, a cruise ship passed by the Navy ship, and passengers waved at the young sailors. Waving back, Moses resolved that, one day, he would be a passenger on such a fine cruise line. Today, his family has pictures of him in tuxedo, attending black-tie functions on Crystal Cruise ships, sailing to exotic places like the West Indies through the Panama Canal. Moses married Rachel Linda Martínez, also of Walsenburg, in January 1951. For opportunity beyond working in a mine or being a delivery boy for a bread truck, they moved to California where they raised their three children: Karen, Mark, and Matthew. Moses’ career was in the fastener industry. After being employed by Triangle Steel & Supply in Vernon, he and his wife had half-ownership of Circle Bolt in Santa Fe Springs, CA, followed by sole ownership of Cordova Bolt, Inc. in Buena Park, CA, and two-thirds ownership of Centennial Bolt in Denver, CO. Moses was active in the Western Association of Fastener Distributors (WAFD); National Association of Fastener Distributors (NAFD); Loyola Marymount University (LMU) Business Advisory Board; as well as Catholic Church associations affiliated with the parishes of St. Pius V, Buena Park, CA, and St. Cecelia, Tustin, CA. Moses is survived by his wife, Rachel; children, Karen, Mark, and Matthew; six grandchildren, Elizabeth, Mark-Thomas, Crystal, Emily, Matthew Moses, and Jacob; and two great-grandchildren, Jacqueline and Heather.

Cordova, Nicholas Dean
Nicholas Dean “Nick” Cordova - The Chronicle News - March 23, 2017 - Nicholas Dean “Nick” Cordova, 57, died in Pueblo, March 19, 2017, after a six month battle with Stage 4 Cancer. Nick served in the United States Air Force from 1977 to 1980 with an honorable discharge. After his service he moved to Colorado Springs and worked in the computer industry for 20 years before returning to Trinidad. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Jose Esquipula Cordova in 1982 and his father Ernest Cordova in 1998. He is survived by his mother Faye (Cordova) Jordon and his stepfather Donald Jordan and stepbrothers Tim Jordon and Mark (Kathy) Jordon and stepsisters Kaye (Audie) LePlatt and Judy (Ralph) Gallegos. Also his aunt and uncle Gail and Paul Valdez of Raton, N.M., and numerous cousins. A Rosary will be held Friday, March 24, 2017, at noon at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home and a memorial Mass will follow at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at 1 p.m. Private inurnment will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers or food donations may be made to the Holy Trinity Catholic Church Restoration Fund, 235 North Convent Street, Trinidad, CO., 81082 or the Sangre De Cristo Hospice. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Cordova, Patricia Antoinette
Patricia Antoinette (Sanchez) Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2017 - Patricia Antoinette (Sanchez) Cordova, born June 13, 1958, passed away to be with her Lord on June 24, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Tom Cordova; sons, Thomas (Desiree) Cordova and Aaron Cordova; mother and father, Mike and Gloria Sanchez; sisters, Carol (Albert) Saiz and Michelle (Wil) Sanchez; brother, David (Anita) Sanchez; godparents, Leo and Helen Trujillo; godchildren, Angelique Cedillo, Robbie Smith, Jennifer Klipfel, Kimberly Sanchez, Kai Candelaria, Sarah Harmon and Michael Anderson; and special babies, Luke, Andrew, David, Amanda, Ian, Asaari, Mialena, Cruz and Logan; and countless other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins and cherished friends. We will pray the rosary for her at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 2190 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver, CO 80227, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in her name to the American Cancer Society.

Cordova, Paul Joseph Jr.
Paul Joseph Cordova, Jr. - Chronicle News - March 7, 2016 - Paul Joseph Cordova, Jr., 86, died Saturday, March 5, 2016. He was born on March 9, 1929 in the bustling coal mining camp of Valdez, Colorado, the oldest child of Paul Joseph Cordova, Sr., and Nora (Hawks) Cordova. Paul was the great grandson of Manuel and Filomena Pacheco, who homesteaded what came to be known as Pacheco Plaza (now Jansen) and after whom the old Pacheco School House was named. Paul attended elementary schools in Valdez and Sarcillo before his parents moved to Trinidad, where he completed his early school education at the old Rice School. He was graduated from Trinidad High School in 1947. He received his Associate of Science degree from Trinidad State Junior College before being graduated from the University of Denver with a BS degree in Business Management. During high school, he began working for the Western Union Telegraph Company as a bicycle messenger, continued in increasingly more responsible positions with Western Union throughout his college years, then stayed with the Company, a career which eventually spanned thirty-three years. His work with the Telegraph Company took him to Kansas, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, and eventually to the headquarters in New York City, then to Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, when the company Home Office operations were moved there. He and his wife, Roberta, elected early retirement in October, 1978, and returned to Trinidad, where they purchased an old house at the corner of Maple and Sixth Streets which had been the home of Gilbert and Bee Saunders. They spent the next two and one half years alternately traveling and restoring the house. In 1981, Paul was asked to be the first director of the newly-organized A. R. Mitchell Museum of Western Art, a position he held for nine years. During that time he guided the Museum’s operations and fund raising activities which led to the acquisition of the old Jamieson Department Store building on Main Street as a permanent home for the Museum. In 1990, he left the Museum and became Director of the Small Business Development Center at Trinidad State Junior College. He stayed there until retirement in 1994. Paul joined the Kiwanis Club of Trinidad in 1979 and in 1984 he was elected Governor of the Rocky Mountain District, Kiwanis International. The District covered an area which included all of Colorado, all of Wyoming, and a part of western Nebraska. Prior to that, he served as President of the Kiwanis Club of Trinidad and as Lt. Governor of Division 12. He was awarded “Distinguished” status for both offices and was recognized at the 1986 International Convention “For excellence in leadership, enthusiasm, and dedication to building better lives through community service” in his role as Governor during 1984-85. He was a Kiwanis Advisor to the Kiwanis sponsored Key Clubs at Trinidad High School and Holy Trinity High School, and was a Kiwanis Advisor for the K-Kids Club of Fisher’s Peak Elementary School in Trinidad since that Club was organized in 2004. In other Kiwanis service, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Rocky Mountain District Foundation and a District Chairman for the Kiwanis International Foundation. He also served on the International Relations Committee of Kiwanis International. He was a Hixon Fellow and a Lusche Fellow. Paul and Roberta attended 29 consecutive Kiwanis District Conventions and twelve International Conventions. He continued his association with Kiwanis for the remainder of his life. Although not an artist, Paul had a great interest in the Arts. He served as President of the Trinidad Area Arts Council for seven years. He guided the Council in the development of several new arts programs, including the Trinidad Community Chorale. Through his efforts, the Colorado Consortium for the Arts convention was held in Trinidad, which gave the community an opportunity to “show-off” its arts to attendees from throughout the state. Paul served on numerous boards and committees including the Trinidad State Junior College Advisory Council for eight years and was president for two terms; Trinidad Country Club where he served as president for many years; the Bell Block Corporation where he served as president, a member of the Trinidad Community Chorale where he sang baritone/bass and was Chair of the Coordinating Board.. He also was associated with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce when it conceived the idea of the Miner’s Memorial. Together with his wife, they received the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Civic Award in 2011. Paul also served on Congressman/Senator Hank Brown’s Screening/Selection Committee for appointments to the military academies. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and was a Life Member of the Knights of Columbus. He was an original member of the Goree Las Animas County Scholarship Board that awarded scholarships to outstanding students who reside in Las Animas County, Colorado. In other youth related activities, Paul served for a number of years as coach of youth baseball teams and was a Cub and Boy Scout leader. Paul enjoyed his association with young people, bridge, golf, chess, art shows and theater performances, and attending sporting events and other activities at Trinidad State Junior College. So did he enjoy his participation in the annual Trinidad High School Alumni Baseball games. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice or Trinidad State Junior College Foundation Educational Fund, Kiwanis Rocky Mountain District Foundation, A. R. Mitchell Memorial Museum, Trinidad Area Arts Council, or Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Paul, Sr., and Nora, his brother Edward, and his first wife, Claire Frances Leahy. He is survived by his wife, Roberta, of the home address, one son Thomas Anthony (Rita Canan) Cordova, a grandson, Thomas Patrick Cordova and a granddaughter, Claire Therese Cordova, all of Orlando, FL. He is survived by his siblings; Martha Belle Escobedo, Cheyenne, WY, Eleanor (called T.J.) (David) O’Dea, Dunedin, FL, Robert (Jo Ann) Cordova, Bismarck, ND, Richard (Yvonne) Cordova, Trinidad, and Teresa Louise Cordova, Chicago, IL. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial mass will be held Monday, March 7, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at the Sebastiani Gym. Inurnment will follow at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Cordova, Raymond R.
Raymond R. Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2015 - Raymond R. Cordova, born Aug. 9, 1935, to Ben and Eloyda Cordova, was called home to the Lord on Feb. 17, 2015. Although we lost a beautiful man, the Lord gained an amazing angel. Raymond retired from the U.S. Navy and the Pueblo Army Depot. He lived life to the fullest, traveled all over the world and did things his own way. He had strong beliefs and always remained true to himself and his family. He was an amazing, selfless man. Even more so, an amazing father and grandfather. He always put his family first and touched everyone he ever met with his kindness and huge heart. He is survived by his daughter, Billie Jo Dvorsky (Dave); grandchildren, Alexis, Daucin, Landen; and his two sisters, Marge Clayton, Marie Dill; and brother, Dick Cordova; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at Praise Assembly of God on Troy Avenue, with inurnment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. A reception will be held at Primrose Retirement Center on Outlook Boulevard following the service.

Cordova, Rita C.
Rita C. Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - March 5, 2017 - Rita C. Cordova, 77, lost her battle with Alzheimer’s disease Feb. 28, 2017. Preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Trini Lucero. Survived by her devoted husband, Steve Sr.; children, Juliet (Rob), Steve (Pam), Larry (Monica), Laura (Dicky); grandsons, Zac and Travis Wilson; numerous other grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Laura Hayes and Jean Lucero; many relatives and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Fellowship of the Rockies, 3892 Northern. Reception to follow at Eagles Lodge, 1615 S. Prairie.

Cordova, Robert Lee
Robert Lee Cordova - Huerfano World - October 9, 2013 - Robert Lee Cordova, June 2, 1943 - October 7, 2013 - Born in Walsenburg, Robert Lee Cordova graduated from Walsenburg High School and was accepted into the U.S. Air Force. He faithfully served his country for 13 years, having the honor of acting as medic in the process of successfully bringing home prisoners of war (POW’s) from Hanoi, Viet Nam. Robert’s next success in life was serving as an orderly at Mercy hospital in Chowchilla, CA, where he received both a B.A. and R.N in Nursing Science. He also worked at Madera Community Hospital as a surgical nurse and at Madera County Jail. His last employment was at Westgate Manor as Assistant Director of Nursing where he cared for the elderly. His famous quotes which demonstrated his values and personality were, “Don’t worry about it,” “It’s not the end of the world,” “Just laugh until it hurts and laugh a little more, and “Laughter is good medicine.” He brought these values into his work environment and people loved him for it. Interment with full military honors was at Santa Nella Cemetery in the San Joaquin National Cemetery, CA.

Cordova, Rocky Jeremiah
Rocky Jeremiah Cordova - Chronicle News - December 2, 2010 - Inmate found dead at Trinidad prison - Officials at the Trinidad Correctional Facility (TCF) are investigating the death of an inmate who was found dead in the facility’s showers last week. TCF officials on Tuesday reported that guards found Rocky Jeremiah Cordova, 27, of Alamosa, dead in the shower. Katherine Sanguinetti, a spokesperson for the Colorado Department of Corrections, said that officials could not comment any further on Cordova’s death because it was still under investigation by the Department of Corrections. The cause of death has not been determined and the Las Animas County Coroner’s office is still waiting on an autopsy report. Cordova was serving a three-year sentence for robbery out of Alamosa County. He had been arrested back in May for allegedly breaking into a car, stealing a purse, and allegedly cashing a check taken from the purse. He had agreed to a plea on the charges a day before being transferred to the TCF on Aug. 19. No other details about the death have been released by the Colorado Department of Corrections.

Cordova, Rosana M.
Rosana M. Cordova - Chronicle News - March 18, 2003 - Rosana M. Cordova, age 94, passed away March 13, 2003. She was born November 25, 2908. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents Sixto Trujillo and Erinea Romero Trujillo, and son, Clifford Cordova. She was the loving wife of the late Joseph Ralph Cordova who died in 1978. She was the dedicated mother of Rosanne (Isadore) Hurtado, Ralph (Pat) Cordova Jr., David (Sarah) Cordova, Rita (Al) Gutierrez, Irene (Gil) Suazo, Leroy (Jo Ann) Cordova, Marlene (Larry) Garcia, Eileen (Dan) Gutierrez, Anthony (Pat) Cordova, and Bill (Betty) Cordova; with 38 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, ten great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives. Recitation of Rosary will be at Trevino Mortuary Chapel of Roses, Denver, at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2003. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Trinidad 12 noon, Wednesday, March 19, 2003 followed by burial at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Cordova, Sancion
Sancion Cordova – Walsenburg World – June 19, 1902 – Sancion Cordova, a daughter of Pedro Cordova of Santa Clara, in her 11th year of age, died last Tuesday of diphtheria. She was buried yesterday at the Catholic Cemetery at this place.

Cordova, Seferina Lorenza
Seferina Lorenza Rael Cordova - Chronicle News - June 16, 2008 - “Sefie,” our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great grandmother passed away on June 11, 2008 surrounded by her immediate family. She was born on August 10, 1923 in Watervale, Colo., to Damacio Rael and Della Jenario Rael. She has left us to be reunited with those that have preceded her in death. Her husband Jake Cordova, daughter Catherine, son, Alfred and grandson Ernie Cordova. Though she had no formal culinary training Grandma will be best remembered for her cooking and love of food. She has taught many her special dishes; homemade bread, red and green chili, tortillas and her famous sweet rice. She always kept a sense of humor knowing how to make her loved ones laugh. She is survived by son Jake Cordova (Tita), daughter Debbie, brothers John Rael (Irene), Rudy Rael (Anita) and sister Della Maldonado (John). Seven grandchildren; Robbie Cordova, Dean Cordova, Jacqueline Jackson, Essam Cordova, Alfred Cordova, Brenda Cordova and Bernadine Cordova. Active pallbearers are Robbie Cordova, Jacqueline Jackson, Essam Cordova, Brandi Cordova, Amanda Cordova and Anthony Avila. Honorary pallbearers are Ryan Allie, Dean Cordova, Nick Cordova, Reuben Pacheco, Alfred Cordova and Bryan McNicols. Visitation will be on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, June 17 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, with interment immediately after at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with a reception following.

Cordova, Selbeleta
Selbeleta Cordova – Walsenburg World – June 30, 1910 – Died at Pryor, Colorado, on Wednesday, June 22, Selbeleta Cordova, age 1 year, 7 months and 17 days.

Cordova, Selzo (Infant of)
Infant son of Selzo Cordova – Walsenburg World – January 8, 1903 – The infant boy of Selzo Cordova of Santa Clara, died Saturday morning at 1 o’clock and was buried in the Catholic Cemetery Sunday afternoon.

Cordova, Soledad Laura
Soledad Laura Cordova - Chronicle News - July 13, 2012 - Soledad Laura Cordova, infant daughter of Ashley Cordova of Trinidad and Sean Craven of Denver, went to be with Jesus on July 7, 2012. She was preceded in death by grandmother, Laura Garcia and great grandfather Emilio Cordova. She is survived by grand parents John (Denise) Cordova Sr. Pueblo, Kathy Craven, Denver, Dale Weld Denver, great grandparents, Louise (Tom) Garcia, Trinidad, Helen Cordova and Tony Garcia of Trinidad, aunts, Krystyn Cordova, Trinidad, Sheree Santistevan, Trinidad, Dawn Santistevan Co. Springs, Korey Weld, Denver, uncles John Cordova Jr., Pueblo, Jesus Cordova, Pueblo, Jason Craven, Denver, great aunts, great uncles and other relatives. Scriptural Services will be held Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 10:00AM at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Cordova, Stella
Stella (Vallejos) Cordova – Chronicle News – April 2, 2015 – Stella, 98, passed away peacefully in Lakewood, Colorado. Stella, loving wife of Jimmy Cordova who passed away in 1984. She is survived by daughter Barbara McMillan, granddaughters Jean (Steve) Hughes, Julie Owens, great-grandchildren, Madison, Michael, Geoffrey, Eric, Preston, sister Sally George, and many relatives. Celebration of life at 11 a.m., Monday April 6 at Mt. Carmel Chapel, 911 Robinson Ave., Trinidad, CO, followed by graveside service and reception at Mt. Carmel.

Cordova, Ted J.
Ted J. Cordova - Chronicle News - June 24, 2016 - Ted J. Cordova went to be with the Lord on June 19, 2016. He was 53. Ted was born in Trinidad, Colo., on February 10, 1963 to Thomas and Genevieve Cordova. Ted enjoyed watching Bronco football, playing football with his children and grandchildren, spending time with his family, fishing camping, watching Law and Order and going to church. Ted was preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Genevieve Cordova and his brother Frank Cordova. Ted was survived by his wife Diane Martinez, Trinidad, children, Nicole (Jose) Vigil, Pueblo, Corey Cordova, Pueblo, Cyress Cordova, Elijah Cordova, brothers Tom Cordova, Leighjay (Diane) Cordova, Mike Cordova, sisters Patricia (David) Cisneros, Veronica (Berns) Cordova all of Trinidad, Nan Cordova Denver, Mar (Dave) Mead, Amy Cordova, all of Trinidad, grandchildren Jacob Vigil, Isiah Vigil, Isaac Vigil, all of Pueblo, Jeremy Martinez, Trinidad, Isabella Phillips, Colorado Springs, and numerous nieces, nephews. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Sebastiani Gym with Fr. Carl Wertin and Deacon Phil Martin officiating. Pallbearers are Cory Cordova, Cyress Cordova, Jose Vigil, Jonny Aragon, Kurtis Aragon, David Cisneros, Mario Luna, Charles Garcia and Richard Santistevan. Honorary pallbearers are Jacob Vigil, Isiah Vigil, Isaac Vigil, Jeremy Martinez and Elijah Cordova. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at St. Joseph's Hall. The family may be contacted at 605 Arthur St. Trinidad, Colo. 81082. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Cordova, Thomas J.
Thomas J. Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2016 - Thomas J. Cordova. “Tommy” departed this life and entered his heavenly home on Friday Feb. 12, 2016. He was surrounded by his family. Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Lucy Cordova; his sister, Mary Cordova; his father-in-law, Domingo Duran; brother-in-law, Leo J. Duran; sisters-in-law, Henrietta Vigil and Victoria Roldan. Tommy is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Bertha; his sons, Tom (Patricia) Cordova, James (Sharon) Cordova, Ronald Cordova, Gerald (Karla) Cordova; his daughters, Loretta (Ron) Rodriguez, Pamela (Steve) Medina; and his grandchildren, Thomas (Desiree) Cordova, Aaron Cordova, Scarlet (Daniel) Guzman, Steven (Cassie) Medina, Monica and Renee Rodriguez, Samantha Medina and Erika Cordova. Tommy is survived by his great-grand-kids, Daniel and Sienna Guzman and Arianna Medina. Tommy is survived by his brother, Fermin Cordova; sisters, Ida Cordova, Shirley (Richard) Guerrero, Marie (Nelson) Torres; along with many nieces and nephews. Tommy was born on April 28, 1931, in Gardner, Colo. He was a graduate of St. Mary’s Catholic School in Walsenburg. Tommy was a staff sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and a decorated veteran of the Korean War. Tommy worked at the Pueblo Army Depot for 38 years in many different departments and retired in 1986 as chief of ammunition. Tommy was a member of the Cursillo Movement, Nocturnal Adoration Society, Holy Name Society, first and past president of St. Leander Parish Council. St. Leander was a second home to Tommy, where he served as a lector and Eucharistic minister. Tommy and Bertha raised their children within the parish and all have followed the example of the parents serving in similar ministries. Tommy was a member of the board for NEPCO Credit Union. He also served his community as an election judge. He was an avid gardener, enjoyed fishing and camping, but most of all, he loved being with his wife and family. He enjoyed life and was a friend to people of all walks of life. He loved his country, the Marine Corps, his church and his family. Recitation of the Rosary will take place at 6 p.m. today, with Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. Thursday, both services at St. Leander Catholic Parish, 1402 E. Seventh St., Pueblo, CO 81001. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Relatives and friends will be received at the church hall following both services.

Cordova, Virginia
Virginia Cordova - Albuquerque Journal - January 24, 2008 - Virginia Cordova, long-time, former resident of Trinidad, CO was called home to be with the Lord quietly in Los Alamos, NM on January 17, 2008. She was 90 years old. Virginia will be remembered by her keen sense of humor, her loving generosity and her strong will to live for her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; and their three children, Anita Thompson, Byron (Buddy) Zehna and Joan Barton; her two brothers, Hector Cordova and Barron Cordova. Virginia is survived by her grandson, Frank (Stephanie) Zehna of Athens, GA, Pamela (Steve) Register of Wrightsville Beach, NC, Kimberly (David) Souders of Santa Fe, NM, Matthew Barton of Denver, CO and Brian Barton of San Diego, CA. Survivors also include daughter-in-law, Joyce Zehna of Watkinsville, GA; her son-in-law, Pat Barton of Denver, CO; and special nieces, Gloria (Dan) Cordova-Winske of Los Alamos, NM and Teresa (Dick) Bell of Cokedale, CO. Virginia was blessed with four great-grandchildren, Laurel Souders and Sallie, Joseph and Nicholas Zehna. She will be sadly missed as the loving and devoted matriarch of the Zehna Family. A Rosary will be held at 2 p.m. at the Sombrillo Nursing Home in Los Alamos on Friday, January 25, 2008. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinidad on Monday, January 28, 2008 followed by interment at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Funeral Home (Santa Fe) and the Comi Funeral Home (Trinidad). Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505.

Cordova, William David Sr.
William David Cordova Sr. - Chronicle News - September 15, 2014 - William David “Billy” Cordova, Sr., age 76, died September 8, 2014. He was born July 13, 1938 in Sopris, Colorado to Tony D. and Carmella (Rino) Cordova. He joined the Navy in 1955 when he was 17 years old. He married Bonnie Northrup in 1978. He was an amazing musician, a great cook, loved golfing, and anyone that knew him, knew he was a gambling man hoping to one day “hit the big one” so he could take care of those he loved. Billy loved all animals, especially his dogs, Precious and Jackson. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Sherry, brothers Gino and Anthony, and sister Mary Alice. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Cordova; daughters, Kristine (Joe) and Cathy (Dave); son, Billy (Natalie); grandchildren, Tasha, Michael, Alyssa, Christian, Sydney, Samantha, Jessica, Daniel, Katie, Taylor, and Dallas; great-grandchildren, Kiya, Kamyrn, Attilina, and Adriano; brothers, Frank, Tony, Bob, Joe, Mose, Kenny; sisters, Dola, Myra, Vonnie, Maryanne, Linda, Darlene, and Marie; special cousin Eugene Reno; special friend and caregivers Joe Sambrano and Michelle Arvey; and numerous nieces and nephews. A private Memorial service was held. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Cordova-Watson, Mary Alice
Mary Alice Cordova-Watson- Chronicle News - June 17, 2014 - Mary Alice Cordova-Watson native to Colorado and born in Trinidad, Colorado on August 4, 1934 to Anthony Cordova and Carmen Rino went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and her beloved husband Conrad J Watson on June 8, 2014 at the age of 79. Mary is survived by her adult children: Thomas J. Watson (Littleton, Colorado) Marilyn A. Watson (Arlington, Virginia) Diane Harder (Littleton, Colorado), John A. E A. Watson (Pueblo, Colorado). Mary also leaves behind 8 very loved grandchildren: Rachel, Rebecca, William, Hannah R., Isabella, Tallulah, Hannah L., Noah and Abigail. Mary is the oldest of 14. She is survived by 12 siblings: Tony, Dola, Billy, Frankie, Robert, Myra, Linda, Darlene, Maryanne, Joseph, Vonnie, Gino (deceased), and Marie. Memorial services on June 24 at 11:30 a.m. to Foothills Bible church, 6100 S. Divinney Way, Littleton, CO 80127. Followed by a graveside service at Ft. Logan at 2:00 p.m. to 2:15 in Denver, Colorado.

Coren, Norma Jean
Norma Jean (Risley) Coren - Chronicle News - October 7, 2011 - Norma Jean (Risley) Coren, November 19, 1926 - September 30, 2011. After a courageous 12 year battle with Parkinson's disease, Norma Jean Coren passed away peacefully at the Hospice and Palliative Care Center. Norma Jean was a hard worker born and raised in Trinidad, Colorado where she began her career with Mountain Bell as an operator and retired at the Denver Training Center with 32 years of service. Norma loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved to travel and go to the movies. Norma is survived by her husband of 64+ years, Alex; her daughter, Gale (Al) Fehlman; her son, Greg (Jean) Coren; grandchildren, Ryan, Dustin, Matthew, Andy and Patricia; and numerous nephews and nieces. Norma Jean was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and one sister. Norma's family would like to thank the staff at Hospice and Palliative Care for their compassionate care and support during Norma's illness. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 7, 2011 at 9:00 AM at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. If you would like to honor Norma please make a contribution to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090 B North 12th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81506.

Corich, Marie Esther
Marie Esther Corich - Chronicle News - July 9, 2009 - Marie Esther Corich expired Monday, July 6, 2009 at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado. Marie was born September 27, 1932 in Trinidad, Colorado to John Toti and Soletta Jolitz. Marie was a kind and caring daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will always be remembered for her delicious cakes and tasty cooking. She will be sadly missed by everyone. Marie is survived by mother, Soletta Jolitz; brother, Carl Toti; sisters, Patricia and Valerie Jolitz; sons, Fred (Carol) Corich; Mike Corich and Bill (Cindy) Corich; daughters, Caroline (Joe) Corich-Trujillo; Glori Thurston and Melanie Corich; grandchildren, Chad, Lee Allen, Andrea and Alicia Corich; Marcus and Vance Corich; Dillon (Shaylynn Mincic) Thurston, Bran-don, Dustin and Clinton Thurston; Quinten and Evan Corich; Krystalyn Armijo and Kyle Corich; brother-in-law, William (Roberta) Cox and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her husband, Fred Corich; father and step-mother, John and Mary Ella Toti; mother and father-in-laws, Caroline and Michael Cox and Pete and Louise Co-rich. Active pallbearers are grandchildren; Dillon, Brandon, Dustin and Clinton Thurston, Chad, Marcus, Quenten and Kyle Corich. Honorary pallbearers are grandchildren, Lee Allen, Vance and Evan Co-rich and close friend, Kevin Carpenter. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 12, 2009 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be recited on at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 12, 2009 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, July 13, 2009 at Holy Trinity Church Entombment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Corlett, Robert Douglas
Robert Douglas Corlett - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 2016 - Robert Douglas Corlett, 73, a much-loved husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed away at his home in South Fork, Colo. Aug. 15, 2016. He was born March 27, 1943, in Salida and resided in Pueblo for 60 years and just recently had made South Fork his home. Bob joined the Pueblo City Fire Department in 1969, as a Firefighter (‘69-’76), Engineer (‘76 - ‘86) and Captain (‘86-’07). He served in the Army National Guard for six years and in his spare time hung draperies for Sears for 13 years. He earned his associate’s degree in Fire Science at Pikes Peak Community College. He loved to restore military vehicles and work in his garage. He married Donna Corlett (Navara) on April 28, 1979; they were married 37 years. He had two daughters, Michelle Corlett and Heather Owen. He was a man like no other; larger than life, loving, funny, prankster and a friend to everyone he met. He will be missed every day by his family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife, Donna Corlett; daughters, Michelle Corlett and Heather (Jeff) Owen; grandchildren, Evan, Bella and Gustava Bench and Jennifer Godinez; brother-in-law, Robert (Kari) Navara; brother, Thomas (Nancy) Corlett; sisters, Carol McKinney, Janet Monack and Linda Corlett; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, South Fork Fire Rescue, 0028 Mall Street, South Fork, Colo. Refreshments will be served immediately after the service. He will never be forgotten and will always be in our hearts.

Cormier, Larry Jerry
Larry Jerry Cormier - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 2015 - Larry Jerry Cormier, 90 years old, of Pueblo West, Colo., passed away Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. He is survived by his beloved wife, Dorothy, to whom he was married on Nov. 22, 1952. Larry is survived by seven children, Larry, Peter, Lorraine, Virginia, Jean, Stephen and Dorothy. Larry is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Larry is also survived by his sister, Winifred Lang. Larry was born on April 29, 1925, in New Bedford, Mass., to the late Hatti Nowland and Jean Larry Cormier during the French Canadian migration. He grew up in the Red Hook, Union Gardens sections of South Brooklyn. Larry was a WWII veteran and served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater on the USS Columbus. He worked for the New York Telephone Co. for 38 years in Manhattan, Queens and Nassau County. Larry then went on to a second career in nursing for almost 30 years, working in the ICU, ER, Recovery Room and Private Duty. Larry actively participated in community service and veteran functions. Larry was a Catholic church parishioner. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 24, 2015, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 414 W. 11th St., Pueblo, Colo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Cornejo, Cisto
Cisto Carlos Cornejo - Pueblo Chieftain - December 3, 2017 - Cisto Carlos Cornejo, 82, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 21, 2017. Cisto was preceded in death by his spouse, Sara Cornejo; and parents, Jesus and Mary Cornejo. He is survived by his daughter, Sonia (Jerome Kalanquin) Cornejo; siblings, Jeanette Flores and Joe Santiago Cornejo; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing prior to service. Rosary, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, with Mass of the Resurrection to follow at 11 a.m., at Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Cornelison, Dorvin Carroll
Dorvin Carroll Cornelison - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 2017 - Dorvin Carroll Cornelison passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 21, 2017, with his loving family by his side. He was born Aug. 25, 1941, in Pueblo. Dorvin was a veteran of the U.S. Army and worked at Midwest Steel and Iron for 20 years before retiring from the Trane Corporation after 18 years. Dorvin was an avid golfer and softball player and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He loved spending time with his family and friends and will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, Matt and Viola Cornelison; brothers, Onel (Lonna) Cornelison and Lavern (Roberta) Cornelison; and his sister, Joy (Robert) Haun. His survivors include his loving wife, Gladys; daughters, Linda (Gerold) Abeyta and Colleen (Dave) Lucero; grandchildren, Lawrence, Dynelle (Eric), Kayla (Brandon), Isaac, Julio and Raina; great-grandson, Travis; his brother, Delvin (JoAnne) Cornelison; special brother-in-law, Chuck (Loretta) Mills; nieces, Sherry, Terry (Lenny) Sandoval, Jody, Jerra (Bob) Harr and Gina (Joe) Pantleo; nephews, Ricky, Bryan (Beth) and Allen; as well as special nephews, Wade (Terri) Mills and Chuck (Terri) Mills. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Cornelison, Ruth L.
Ruth L. Cornelison - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 2015 - Ruth L. Cornelison, April 6, 1929-Oct. 12, 2015. Predeceased by loving husband, Jack E. Cornelison. Survived by five children, Diane Medill, James (Marilyn) Cornelison, David (Connee) Cornelison, Paula (Joe) Casarez, Jeanne (Michael) Worthey; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grand-children; and one great-great-grandchild. Also survived by wonderful Pot Luck friends and very dear Marianist Affiliates. Memorial Liturgy, 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Cornell, Beulah Trivett
Beulah Trivett Cornell - Pueblo Chieftain - September 29, 2015 - Beulah Trivett Cornell died Sept. 27, 2015, at Pueblo Care Center. Beulah was born March 16, 1924, to John and Elizabeth Trivett in Florence, Colo. She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Robert Cornell; eldest son, George R. Moore Jr.; sons, Royal (Susan) Moore of Flagstaff; Robert Moore of Denver; daughter, Carol (Gary) Sloulin; three granddaughters and numerous great-grand children. The family wishes to thank hospice and Pueblo Care Center for their outstanding care of Beulah. Private family services will be held at a later date.

Cornell, Sally
Sally Cornell - Chronicle News - August 13, 2010 - Funeral/Memorial Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 17, 2010 ay Holy Trinity Catholic Church. In Remembrance: Sally Cornell, born March 4, 1922, passed away August 3, 2010. Preceded in death by 2 sons, Robert and Fred; also three sisters and four brothers. Survived by Leanora (Mike), Norma (Bert) Judith, Joseph, Emelia, Dennis, James, Angela (Randy), Gloria (Al), one sister, Flora Roybal, 27 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren. Special thanks to TNH for the kindness and care of our mother. Denver Post - August 14, 2010 - Sally Cornell, 88, of Trinidad. Wife of the late William Cornell. Mother of Lillian Smithback, Geraldine Johnson, Gloria Manerik, Norma Vallejos, Gary Jaramillo, Barbara Trujillo, Judy Trujillo, Joseph Jaramillo, Leanora Templeton, Emelia Jaramillo, Angela Arebalo, James Jaramillo and Dennis Jaramillo. Also survived by a sister Flora Roybal, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by sons Fred and Robert Jaramillo. Visitation Monday 10:30AM to 11:30AM, followed by Scripture Services Monday, 11:30 AM, both at the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary. Interment, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery, Trinidad, Colorado.

Cornell, Stanley
Stanley B. Cornell - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2016 - Stanley B. Cornell, 96, passed peacefully surrounded by family on Sept. 22, 2016. Survived by wife, Reverend Earleen; sons, Dennis (Nancy), Dana; daughter, Denyce (Ken) Vandiver; grand-daughters, Khela (Jess, Sophia, Adalena, Mason, Tillia) Vazquez, Jessica; and grandsons, Dane, Drew, Ryan (Peyton), Clayton (Heather), Jim (Domenique), Mark (Ashlee) Timothy (son Thomas); and brother, Victor; special extended family members, Jody, Mary and Susie. A celebration of life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at Dana’s ‘Lil Kitchen. Memorials may be made to Divine Science Church of Pueblo.

Cornella, Mary Antoinette
Mary Antoinette Cornella - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2015 - Mary Antoinette Cornella was born on July 8, 1919, in Trinidad, Colo., to Pete and Rose Bellegante. She went to be with the Lord on Feb. 16, 2015. Mary was united in marriage to Robert Cornella on July 26, 1941, in Florence, Colo. She was a full- time housewife and mother to eight children. Mary also worked on their 11 acres of farmland until her husband’s passing. Mary is survived by her eight children, Roberta DiMarino, Margaret Dreher, Robert (Beth) Cornella, Dean (Betty Sue) Cornella, Angie (Ed) Rogers, Gary (Lorrie) Cornella, Mike (Carrie) Cornella and Dave Cornella; 20 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, the youngest great-grandchild sharing her birthday; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary’s children and grandchildren were the loves of her life. She was so proud of all of them. Mary was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Canon City, Daughters of Isabella and a member of VFW 4061 Ladies Auxiliary. She will be missed by many. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; brothers, Harry and France Bellegante; and sister, Erma Andreatta. Services are pending. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Wilson Funeral Home in Canon City.

Cornford, Velmabelle
Velmabelle "Velma" Cornford - Pueblo Chieftain - December 6, 2017 - Velmabelle "Velma" Cornford, 85, of Rapid City, passed away on Dec. 3, 2017. Velma was born in Pueblo, Colo., to Harold and Mamye Rupert. Velma was the middle sibling of five. Velma spent her childhood in Pueblo and graduated from Central High; one year ahead of the rest of her class. She went on to college and graduated from Colorado A&M, the University of Colorado in Fort Collins. Her degree allowed her to become a National Registered Dietician. Later in life, Velma went on to earn a master's in business administration from the University of South Dakota. It was while attending Colorado A&M and working at a local movie theater, she met her husband, Dr. Raymond C. Cornford. The two were wed June 6, 1953. Velma had one child, Raymond C. Cornford Jr., born May 1955. Velma enjoyed her work as a dietician working in several hospitals around the country as Velma and Ray's life and ambitions progressed. The family finally settled in Rapid City, SD in the winter of 1969; where both went into private practice. Velma additionally taught nursing students from the University of South Dakota in nutrition. Prior to retirement, Velma and Ray Sr. went on several cruises and traveled a great deal around the country. Both were part of a group of physicians traveling to and touring China, shortly after China was opened to outside visitors after Mao's death. The purpose of this trip was to exchange medical information and techniques with China's medical professionals. Upon retirement, both began cruising on the high seas, including a three-month round-the-world cruise. They planned on continuing these cruises, but unfortunately Ray Sr. passed away in December of 2000. Velma however, continued the cruises, often spending at least six months a year on the ocean. During these trips, Velma was accompanied by one of her two sisters, Catherine or Nellie. These trips continued until Velma's dementia became too great. Once this occurred, Velma decided to move into West Hills Village. Which to her was like a cruise ship, she just no longer traveled! Velma was very happy with her non-moving ship and all her new friends at West Hills Village. These feelings continued until she passed away peacefully in her sleep. Velma is survived by her four siblings, Catherine Shea, Harold "Bubby" Rupert Jr., Gayle (Royce) Grotewald, all of Pueblo, Colo., and Nellie Dixon of Utah. She is also survived by her son, Raymond Cornford Jr. and daughter-in-law, Diana L. Cornford; her grandchildren, Raymond Cornford III, Allen Cornford and Ann Cornford; and special grandson, Justin Maguire; her great-great-grandchildren, Nora, Nolan and Owen Corn-ford. Velma is also survived by extended family, Mai Dietrich of Pittsburg, Penn., Jeppe Rigerkusk of Bergen Norway and Carol Jones of Eugene, Ore. Velma was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Raymond Cornford; and her parents, Harold and Mamye Rupert. The family requests in lieu of flowers, please send a donation for continued Parkinson's research through the University of Minnesota. A memorial was established in Velma and Ray's name, and if you are interested in donating to it, our thanks go out to you. Send to: Raymond C. Cornford M.D. & Velmabelle Cornford R.D., Endowment Fund, 200 Oak St. Southeast, Suite 500, MPLS, Minn., 55455. A memorial service for Velmabelle will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at Kirk Funeral Home. Inurnment of both Velma and Ray Sr. will be at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at the Black Hills National Cemetery.

Cornwall, (Annie) Lucille
(Annie) Lucille Cornwell - Chronicle News - April 17, 2007 - (Annie) Lucille Cornwell, age 89, loving aunt and friend, passed away April 12, 2007 at Fisher’s Peak Assisted Care where she had resided for fourteen months. She was born November 1, 1917 in Aflex, Kentucky, the child of Effie Marshall and Ira Vinton Cornwell. Lucille came to Trinidad as a young child and after the death of her mother, was raised by her beloved stepmother, Pauline Whitney. Preceding her in death were her parents; stepmother; brothers, Garnett and Herman Cornwell; sisters, Frances Mason, Opal Criss, Gladys Nelson, and Dorothy Norman; and nephews, Robert Mason and Charles Mason. Aunt Lu will be missed by her surviving nephews and nieces, John (Dona) Mason, Denver, CO; William (Diane) Mason, Trinidad; Marlene Mason, Trinidad; Sharon Nelson, Denver, CO; Sandy Nelson, Hailey, ID; Marsha (Roland) Poppy, Smithville, TX; Greg Cornwell, Greenville, WI; Naomi (Keith Dix) Norman, Athens, GA; Susan Norman, Phoenix, AZ; Mary Sue Black, Grand Junction, CO; and Marjorie Whitmeyer, Biloxi, MS. She is also survived by other nieces and nephews, many special friends and her caretakers at Fisher’s Peak Assisted Care. Lucille enjoyed her forty years of employment as a cashier at the Trinidad Safeway Store. Since retirement she remained active as a member of various organizations including Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority, Trinidad Knitting Club, the Methodist Women’s Circle, Pierian Club, and Trinidad Supper Club, and had been a volunteer at the Mitchell Gallery. Her outgoing personality, special smile, and ever present sense of humor, made her lighthearted and fun. Family and friends remember the lovely roses she grew in her garden. One of the most important parts of her day was climbing into her little green Ford Focus and cruising Main Street, until she reached the “young” age of 88. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 PM-8:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, April 17, 2007, at 2:00PM at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Randy Short officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at the El Capitan. Honorary Pallbearers are friends Manual Zuniga, Tony Massarotti, Fred Talentino, Frank DeLuca, and Joe De-Garbo. Active Pallbearers are great-nephews, Charles Mason, Lance Mason, Richard Mason, Fred Mason, John Mason III, and Nick Maglia, and special friend, Kevin Gutierrez. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers and donations be made to the First United Methodist Church, 216 Broom Street, Trinidad, Co. 81082. The family may be contacted at 819 W. Topeka Ave. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Corradino, Isador R.
Isador R. “Bud” Corradino - Chronicle News - March 22, 2011 - Isador R. “Bud” Corradino, age 84, passed away at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colo. on March 19, 2011. He was born in Trinidad, Colo. on Jan. 16, 1927 to Abbie R. (Leedham) and Isador Corradino. He attended Holy Trinity Schools, graduating in 1944. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII. On Oct. 2, 1948, Isador was united in marriage to Velma L. Franch at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He was an auto body repairman for 58 years and owned and operated Corradino Auto Body until his retirement in 1972. He liked cars and watching T.V. especially game shows. Preceding him in death are parents, Abbie and Isador Corradino and brother Ross Corradino. Survivors are wife Velma, of home address sons Larry (Pam) Corradino, Trinidad, Richard Corradino, Walsenburg, granddaughter Laurie Corradino, Trinidad, nephew Ross (Gina) Corradino, Aurora, sister Joyce Lepore, Minneapolis, Minn., sisters and brothers in law Maxine Filer, Pueblo, Eugene Franch, Broomfield, Junetta (Pete) DeBono, Trinidad, Gayleen (Marvin) Schlageter, Ft. Collins, Gerald (Nancy) Franch, Trinidad, Ken (Florence) Franch, Broomfield, Gary (Nora) Franch, San Antonio, Texas, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral will be Wednesday, March 23, 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. Entombment will follow at the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Charles Latuda, Ruben Ortiz, George Ortiz, Joe Martinez and Jim Begano. Active pallbearers are Bob Hamlin, Rick Rhoades, Jeff Martinez, Joe Terry, Bill Nuschy and Dick Makloski. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Corradino, Velma L.
Velma L. Corradino – Chronicle News – April 7, 2015 – Velma L. (Cookie) Corradino, age 87, passed away April 5, 2015 at Parkview Medical Center. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Funeral services will be Friday, April 10, 2015, with rosary at 9 a.m. at the Comi Chapel followed by the funeral mass at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Entombment will follow at the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Family respectfully requests the omission of food. Complete obituary will follow. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home. Chronicle News – April 8, 2015 – Velma L. (Cookie) Corradino, age 87, passed away at Parkview Medical Center on April 5, 2015 after a short illness. She was born in Trinidad, Colorado, on March 12, 1928, the daughter of Violet (Flaiz) and Max Franch. She attended area schools graduating from Trinidad High School in 1946. On October 2, 1948 Velma was united in marriage to Isidor R. “Bud” Corradino at Holy Trinity Church in Trinidad, Colorado. She was employed as a claims clerk for the General Adjustment Bureau and at Mt. St. Raphael hospital until her retirement. She enjoyed baking, making Christmas decorations, sequin calendars, and playing games on the iPad. Cookie also enjoyed her daily coffee time she shared with her sister Nettie. Preceding her in death are parents Violet and Max Franch, husband Isidor “Bud” Corradino, sisters Charlene Franch, Beldene Choate, and Maxine Filer. Survivors are sons Larry (Panama those parentheses Corradino, Trinidad, Richard Corradino, Walsenburg, granddaughter Laurie Corradino, Lubbock, Texas, brothers and sisters Eugene Franch, Broomfield, Junetta (Pete) DeBono, Trinidad, Gaylene Schlageter, Fort Collins, Gerald (Nancy) Franch, Trinidad, Ken (Florence) Franch, Broomfield, Gary (Nora) Franch, Texas, sister-in-law, Joyce Lepore, Minneapolis, Minnesota, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Funeral services will be Friday, April 10, 2015 with rosary at 9 a.m. at Comi Chapel, followed by the funeral mass at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Entombment will follow at the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Bill Nuschy, Dave Barrack, Jeff Franch, Jake Franch, Dean Cimino, and Joe DiGarbo. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Corral, Helen L.
Helen L. Corral - Chronicle News - November 16, 2007 - Helen L. Corral, age 74, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on November 14, 2007. Preceded in death by her daughter, Judy Corral. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, John Ray Corral; children, Sandra (Rick) Herrera, Ronnie Corral, Donna Solano, Henry Corral and Ray (Lisa) Corral; grandchildren, Deanna, Dana, Vanessa, Desirea, Angelina, Nicole, Ashley, Heather, Samantha and Henry Jr.; twelve great-grandchildren; brother, Joe Ortiz; sister, Genevieve Romero; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. Memorial Service 11:00 am Monday at Romero Chapel, Pueblo, Colorado. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Hall following service. Cremation has taken place.

Corres, Francisco
Francisco Alvaro Lazaro Corres - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 2017 - Francisco Alvaro Lazaro Corres passed away June 20, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He is now reunited with the love of his life, Nellie Lazaro. Francisco was born Jan. 29, 1940, to Juana Rios Corres and Jose Lazaro. He was preceded in death by his loving wife; and numerous family members. He is survived by his loving children, Patricia (Rick) Bustillos, Elizabeth (Emmett) Pagan, Rueben (Lauri) Pagan, Juanita (Francisco) Macias, Lillian (Ryan) Lazaro; grandchildren, Desiree (Derek), Armando, Alexander (Jen), Missy, Joshua, Angelica, Andrea, Brittani (Lawrence), Jordan, Tyler, Brayton, Jayden, Julissa, Brandon (Ashley), Natasha (Foster); great-grand-children, Talen, Gianna, Neveah, Santino, Teagen, Anai, Grayson, Braylon, Daniel Jr., Amaya, Roman, Anastacia, Gavyn, Analeah, Lawrence Jr., Zerrick, Baby Bustillos, Baby Cardenas. The family would like to thank Frontier Hospice, Dr. Amy Deitemeyer, Dr. Cohen and Ashlee Garcia for all of their help, support and direction in our time of need. Viewing will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. today, June 27, at Romero Funeral Home, with rosary to follow at 6 p.m. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at St. Joseph Church, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Corrigan, Emily Ann
Emily Ann (Higgins) Corrigan - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2016 - Emily Ann (Higgins) Corrigan, 87, passed away March 8, 2016. She is survived by her three children, Sheila (Leonard) DeMarco, Judy (Daniel) Gaffney and Debra (Michael) Mastreno; sister, Marinell Ettleman; as well as six grandchildren, five great-grand-children, three great-great-grandchildren and many other relatives. Predeceased by her husband and best friend, Robert E. Corrigan. Mrs. Corrigan attended Central High School, and later enjoyed her work as a switchboard operator for Parkview Hospital. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Those who wish may contribute in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Corriveau, Robert
Robert Leo Corriveau - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 2014 - Robert Leo Corriveau, born Oct. 10, 1941, in Hartford, Conn., passed away after a short illness Sept. 27, 2014. Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Cecile Corriveau. Survived by his sisters, Barbara (John) Massey and Carol Corriveau; children, Norma (Don) Vallet, Robert (Ursula) Corriveau and Kelley (Julian) Trujillo; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Leo attended Parkview Elementary, Risley Junior High and Centennial High School. Leo worked for District 60 Schools as a custodian. He later worked for Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co., where he was awarded top salesperson of the year more than once. He also worked armored car security. In later life, he held various jobs as custodial maintenance supervisor. He enjoyed watching TV sports. Leo rooted for the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. Thank you to his hospice workers who helped when he needed them. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. today, Sept. 30, 2014, at Broadway Christian Church.

Corsentino, Samuel J.
Samuel J. Corsentino - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2014 - Samuel J. Corsentino, 96, passed away Nov. 7, 2014. Survived by his children, Mary Beth Corsentino of Pueblo, Joe Corsentino of Denver, Rosemarie (Dave) Shier of Trinidad and Pattyanne Corsentino of Pueblo; brothers, Andy (Betty) Corsentino of Littleton and Jim Corsentino of Augusta, Ga.; sister, Linda Bartolo of Pueblo; grandchildren, Morgan (Jarrett Lavallee) Shier, Darby (P.J. Munoz) Shier, Sam Corsentino and Sarah Shier; step-grandchildren, Tory (Tim Ortiz) Shier, Brad (Tammy) Shier and Kirstin (Dave) Copeland; nine great-grandchildren, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Connie Corsentino, on Nov. 8, 2004. Sam was born to Joseph and Josephine Corsentino on Aug. 25, 1918, in Pueblo and was a lifetime Pueblo resident. Sam served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired as a foreman at the Pueblo Army Depot. Sam was a successful Pueblo businessman, owning and operating Bucky’s and Bucky’s 2. Sam was very active in the Pueblo community, serving three terms on the Pueblo City Council. He was a member of the Pueblo HARP Authority and the HARP Foundation. He served as a member of the City County Health Board and Pueblo Diversified Industries. He was a member of the Columbian Federation of Italian American Societies and member of the American Legion, Post No. 2. Sam loved sports. He refereed regional high school sports for over 30 years. He was director of Runyon Field and later served on their board of directors. Corsentino Field was named in his honor in 2007. He was inducted into the Greater Pueblo Sports Hall of Fame in 1980. Sam was awarded the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award for the Pueblo Democratic Party. The family wishes to thank the many residents and staff at Life Care Center that made his last days so comfortable and filled with love. Visitation, 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand, with Monsignor Jim Koenigsfeld as celebrant. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire, may make memorials to Runyon Field, through the funeral home.

Corsi, Dorothy
Dorothy Corsi - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2017 - Dorothy Corsi, 95, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 20, 2017. Preceded in death by her first husband, Ben Schoch; husband, Eugene Corsi; and son, Michael Schoch. Survived by her children, Judith Schoch of Conroe, Texas, Virginia (Dennis) Turnquist of Colorado Springs, Jacob (Jeanette) Schoch and Rodney (Madelyn) Schoch of Pueblo; stepdaughter, Betty Antle of Pueblo; six grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Thanks to the staff at Villa Pueblo and Sangre de Cristo Hospice, with special thanks to Deb and Agnes for keeping Dorothy's spirit alive and dancing. Those