Huerfano County, Pueblo County, and Las Animas County, Colorado.
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Kaces, Andrew (Mrs.)
Mrs. Andrew Kaces – Walsenburg World – July 20, 1893 – The death of Mrs. Andrew Kaces at Pictou on Sunday was particularly sad. She was but 18 years of age and had been married just two months the day she died. The two were engaged in the Fatherland and when the lover felt able to support a wife he sent for her to come. She arrived in April and a month later the two were united in wedlock. Joyously passed the days till disease laid his hand on the bride of a few weeks and closed the life that had just opened to its choicer treasures. The funeral occurred Monday.
John Kachaver – Walsenburg World – September 23, 1915 – Austrian Kills Himself – Pueblo – John Kachaver, and Austrian steelworker, shot himself twice in the left side, dying within a few minutes.
Kaehler, Kurt Friedrich
Kurt Friedrich Kaehler - Pueblo Chieftain - January 7, 2016 - Kurt Friedrich Kaehler, 99, entered into eternal rest Jan. 2, 2016. Survived by his daughter, Dagmar (Reimar) von Kalben of Pueblo; grandchildren, Stephan (Nicoll) von Kalben and Gytha (Karl) Hinkle; great-grandchildren, Parker von Kalben and his mother, Lisa von Kalben, Austin Hinkle, Jenna Hinkle and Annika Hinkle. Preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Johanne “Hanna” Kaehler; son, Horst Kaehler; and sister, Karla Strecker. Kurt was born in Stettin, Germany (now part of Poland), to Friedrich and Emma Kaehler on Nov. 15, 1916. Kurt was a master stonemason and sculpturer and he and his wife worked together in their business in Cologne (Koeln) Germany for many years. He was very active in his community, especially the Schuetzenverein (shooting club) and the local senior center. His efforts earned him the Federal Cross of Merit from the German government. In 2001, he and his wife immigrated to Pueblo to be closer to their remaining family. They enjoyed their grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many friends. Kurt was a member of the Pueblo German Club and the Optimist Club of Pueblo. The family thanks the staff at Life Care Center and Sangre de Cristo Hospice for the excellent care they gave Kurt. There will be no viewing. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who desire may make memorials to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.
George Joseph Kakalecik - Pueblo Chieftain - December 4, 2016 - George Joseph Kakalecik, 85, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away on Nov. 24, 2016. George was born in Walsenburg, Colo., on June 15, 1931. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Opal Kakalecik; his half brother, Clifford Bartell; and his sister, Dorothy Mayer. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Lennie; and his children, Cathy (Michael) Coatney, Rosalie (Jim) Glenn, Chuck (Sara) Kakalecik; seven grandchildren and five great-children. George was a man of many facets: a dedicated and respected inspector in the guided missile program at the Pueblo Army Depot for 36 years; a skilled woodworker; an avid fisherman and hunter; a true nature-lover; a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved his country and served faithfully and bravely when he was drafted in 1951, serving his two- year term in Korea. He was a hero to his children, a gentle disciplinarian and a loving father. They would often proclaim his merits by informing us all that “My daddy can fix anything!” He was their teacher, their admirer and their “sticker-puller-outer.” To his wife, he was best friend, lover and soul companion. His life was a beautiful gift to all of us, and we will always be grateful to our Lord for his presence. In lieu of food and flowers, please make donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice House in George’s name. (We will be having a memorial to celebrate George’s life after the holidays. A notice will be posted here.) Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2017 - George Kakalecik, June 15, 1931-Nov. 24, 2016. Celebration of his life, 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, St. Joseph Church Hall, Blende, Colo.
Nick Kaklis – Walsenburg World – October 7, 1920 – Nick Damos Kills Witness – Greek Turned Loose by Huerfano County Jury Kills Man In San Antonio, Texas – Nick Damos, the Greek, who was once tried and convicted and sentenced to be hung for the killing of William Dick of Walsenburg, on September 29 killed the principal witness against him in the town of San Antonio, Texas. Nick Kaklis was the man killed and Kaklis, when he left Walsenburg, made a statement that Damos would kill him if he could ever find out where he was going. On the night of September 28 Damos waylaid Kaklis as he was going home and shot him four times. Damos has not yet been apprehended. William Dick was killed as he was taking the payroll to Oakview. He was waylaid near the town lake and shot down in cold blood. After a long search Damos was apprehended and was tried in the District Court of Walsenburg. The jury found him guilty of murder in the first degree and fixed the penalty at hanging. His attorneys, Foote & East took the matter to the Supreme Court and secured an order for a new trial on the ground that the district testimony of Nick Kaklis was circumstantial evidence. The jury disagreed on the second trial and on the third trial certain weak jurors, rather than stay with their convictions, consented to the verdict of “not guilty.” The conduct of the trials of Nick Damos in Huerfano County will always be one of the blackest spots on the good name of the county. Where the blame for the taking of more life lies will have to be left to the individual consciousness of the people of this county. It is a general opinion that political biases were allowed to creep into the conduct of the trial of this murderer.
Olive Marie Kale - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2017 - Olive Marie Kale, 97, born Nov. 29, 1919, passed peacefully to her heavenly home on April 8, 2017, in Denver, Colo. Olive was born in Kingfisher, Okla., and married the love of her life, Kenneth, in 1938. After a few years, they moved to Colorado, where they spent the rest of their lives. Olive enjoyed raising her children, sewing, gardening and being involved in her church, Central Christian, where she was a member for over 50 years. Olive also was very active in teaching Sunday school and Bible study. Olive was blessed with a gift for teaching and helping others in their pursuit of everlasting life. Olive moved to Denver in 2013 to be closer to her family. Olive was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth; son, Bill; grandson, Randy; and granddaughter, Misty. Those remaining to remember her, are daughters, Sharon (Fred) Pisciotta and Debbie (John) St. Vrain; grandchildren, Ken, Mike, Gina, Lisa, Brenda, John, Kendle, Jody and Jessica. She also was blessed with 20 great-grandchildren. Olive was very loved by her family and will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Kallman, Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen Kallman - Chronicle News - February 1, 2013 - Mary Ellen Kallman, age 84, passed away at the Life Care Center in Pueblo, Colorado on January15, 2013. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on July 6, 1928 the daughter of Edna (VanderWarp) and Raymond Michael O'Rourke. She was employed at J.L. Hudson in Detroit and owned and operated Chase Business Service in Roseville, Michigan for 23 years. Mary Ellen moved her family to Pueblo West, Colorado in 1976. She started Tel-Answer with Fern Ross in 1978. She worked for Midland Savings and Loan and then for San Isabel Electric Association for 22 years. She was a member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary and the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce. She also served on the Pueblo West Metro District Board and San Isabel Electric Association. She will be sadly missed by her four children Dr. Patricia O'Rourke, Robert Michael (Bertha) Kallman, Shari (Nick) Lingus, Dr. Tammy (Paul) Kallman, 10 grandchildren, Nikkole, Jason, Michael, Kaitlyn, Robert, Samantha, Alisha, Rebecca, Ericka Ellen, and Anja. In lieu of flowers her family request donations be made in her name to the Pueblo West Volunteer Fire Department in care of Shari Lingus, 3755 Co. Rd. 119.8, Trinchera, Co. 81081. At her request cremation with private family services and inurnment. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Kancilia, Catherine C.
Catherine C. Kancilia - Chronicle News - December 28, 2004 - Catherine C. Kancilia, age 79, passed away on December 23, 2004 at the Littleton Hospital. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 PM-6:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Vigil Rites will be Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 7:00 PM at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral will be Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 10:00 AM at Holy Trinity Church with Fr. Gene Renard as celebrant. Entombment will follow at the Guardian Angel Mausoleum, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Complete obituary will follow. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Kancilia, Donald Eugene
Donald Eugene Kancilia - Chronicle News - December 16, 2008 - Donald Eugene Kancilia, age 73, of Reno, Nevada passed away on December 9, 2008 at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nev. An Amy vet, Don was born in Alamo, Colorado. He left Colorado as a young man and he spent many years traveling and working on oil rigs. He came to Ely in 1967 where he began working at the Hotel Nevada Casino. He later bought and reopened the Bank Club Casino which he successfully operated for 15 years. He later moved to Reno and continued to work in the casino industry. Don loved the outdoors, fishing and golfing, playing lotto and Keno, spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Don will always he remembered for his generous and giving nature, kind and loving heart and dedication to his family. He was always willing to put his loved ones needs first and lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Louis Rudy and Erma Kancilia, his brother, Louis "Sunny" Kancilia, and be is survived by his sister, Helen Marie Zappanti, daughter, Kim Marie "Terry" Legan, son, Donald Louis Kancilia, grandson, Tate Anderson, granddaughter, Cassidy Legan; nieces, Irma Zappanti, Nellie (Paul) Barros, Sharon (Bob) Reorda, nephews, Larry Zappanti, Marty Zappanti, numerous great nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the Fort Carsol Honor Guard. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Kancilia, Louis Rudy Jr.
Louis Rudy Kancilia Jr. - Chronicle News - December 2, 2008 - Louis Rudy Kancilia Jr. "Sunny" passed away Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 at Colorado State Veterans' Nursing Home in Walsenburg, Colorado. Sunny was born August 15, 1931 in Alamo, Colorado. Sunny grew up in the Trinidad area and served in the U.S. Navy from July, 1949 through March 1953. A graduate of Trinidad State Junior College, he lived and worked in Lamar and Denver, Colorado for a number of years before moving to California where he worked for many years in the Radio Communications Industry. Before returning to Colorado, Sunny lived with his dear brother, Don in Reno, Nevada. He was an avid fisherman, a talented artist and loved animals and being outdoors. He enjoyed gambling, watching the Denver Broncos, Animal Planet and Discovery Channel Programs. He especially loved spending time with his family. Sunny will always be remembered for his sparkling blue eyes, his wonderful smile, his flirtatious nature and ornery sense of humor. In facing the many challenges in his life including coping with the incapacitating effects of a stroke many years ago, Sunny always lived life to the fullest. He was preceded in death by his parents Louis Rudy Sr. and Erma Kancilia. Sunny is survived by his beloved siblings, sister, Helen Marie Zappanti and brother, Don Kancilia. Also surviving him are nieces, Kim (Terry) Legan, Irma Zappanti, Nellie (Paul) Barros, Sharon (Bob) Reorda, nephews, Don Kancilia Jr., Larry Zappanti and Marty Zappanti, numerous great nieces and great nephews and one great-great nephew as well as special friends and caring staff at the Colorado State Veterans' Nursing Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sunny’s name to Noah’s Ark, P.O. Box 478, Trinidad, CO 81082 Services for Sunny will be held Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 10 a.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with military honors conducted by the U.S. National Honor Guard. The family may be contacted at 808 Arapahoe, Trinidad, CO 81082. Arrangements are made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Kane, Sandra K.
Sandra K. Burrous Kane - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2016 - Sandra K. Burrous Kane, 55, passed away June 20, 2016. Survived by husband, James Kane; daughter, Jannelle Stadnick; mother, Elizabeth Burrous; brother, Robert M. Burrous; four step-children; granddaughter, Madison; and six step-grandchildren. Predeceased by father, Raymond Burrous. Services were held in New Jersey.
Anthony Kaparos - Chronicle News - July 7, 2004 - Anthony Kaparos, age 78, passed away on July 5, 2004 at Trinidad State Nursing Home. He was born on October 10, 1925 in Walsenburg, Colorado to Marco and Ophelia Kaparos. He was united in marriage on June 26, 1944 to Wilma Thurston. Anthony was employed by the Burlington Northern Railroad for over 40 years and retired as Roadmaster. For several years following, he worked as a security guard in Denver. Anthony was a member of Trinidad Masonic Lodge 28 and El Jebel Shriners. Before he became ill, Anthony enjoyed traveling, gambling, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family. He was known for calling his family early in the morning to get them going. He had a special twinkle in his eye anytime he spent time with his daughter, grandsons, and great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, and his in-laws George, Lilly, Frank, Marie, and Clarence Thurston. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Wilma of Trinidad; his daughter Marlene Jane (Charles “Howie”) Mason of Trinidad; his grandsons Chuck (Jennifer), Lance, and Troy Mason of Trinidad; great-grandchildren Kristin, Nicholas, Jessica, Travis, Rena, and Karianna Mason of Trinidad. Also by his brothers- and sisters-in-law Richard (Violet) Thurston of Denver, Ray (Pauline) Thurston and Charles (Marilyn) Thurston of Pueblo; Velma Thurston of Pueblo, and Lillian Thurston of Carson City, NV. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 PM–8:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral will be Thursday, July 8, 2004 at 10:00 AM at Holy Trinity Church with Funeral Mass celebrated by Fr. Gene Renard. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Huerfano Masonic Cemetery, Walsenburg, Colo. Pallbearers are Chuck Mason, Lance Mason, Troy Mason, William Thurston, Frank Thurston and Adam Vigil. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at 305 Boogie St., Trinidad. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Kaparos, Wilma Louise
Wilma Louise (Thurston) Kaparos - Chronicle News - April 27, 2005 - Wilma Louise (Thurston) Kaparos, age 79, passed away on April 22, 2005 at the Trinidad State Nursing Home. She was born on December 25, 1925 in Maine, Colorado to Frank and Lilly Thurston. She was united in marriage on June 26, 1944 to Anthony Kaparos with whom she shared 60 years. Throughout the years, Wilma was employed by Coors, Sears, and JC Penney. Before she became ill, Wilma enjoyed traveling, gambling, fishing, and watching the Rockies and the Broncos. Her favorite pastime was spending unselfish hours with and playing games with her three grandsons and six great-grandchildren. Wilma was the grandma every child dreamed of. She was at all times willing to drop everything to play card games of Pitch or Go Fish, or to jump on a bike and ride to the tennis courts. She always made her grandsons and great-grandchildren feel loved and special. For this, she will always have a special place in each of their hearts and be deeply missed. She is preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her brothers, Frank and Clarence Thurston; and her sister Marie Chanick. She is survived by her daughter Marlene Jane (Charles “Howie”) Mason of Trinidad; her grandsons Chuck (Jennifer) Mason, Lance Mason, and Troy Mason of Trinidad; great-grandchildren Kristin, Nicholas, and Jessica Mason; Travis and Rena Mason, and Karianna Mason of Trinidad. Also, by her brothers Richard (Violet) Thurston of Denver, Ray (Pauline) Thurston and Charles (Marilyn) Thurston of Pueblo; sisters-in-law Velma Thurston of Pueblo and Lillian Thurston of Nevada; and numerous nephews and nieces. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 29, 2005 at 1:00PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside burial will immediately follow at the Walsenburg Masonic Cemetery. A reception will precede the services at 305 Boogie Ct. starting at 11:00AM. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.
Anthony Karas - Pueblo Chieftain - June 5, 2016 - Anthony Karas, 69. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.
Karle, Lily Mae
Lily Mae Karle - Pueblo Chieftain - March 5, 2015 - Lily Mae Karle, March 1, 2015. Lily was born at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo on March 1, 2015. Lily became one of God’s littlest angles also on March 1, 2015. Lily is survived by her mom, Larisa Karle of Sugar City; grandmother, Cindy Karle of Sugar City; and great-grandmother, Luinda Karle of Sugar City; uncles and aunts, Greg and Royce Karle, Jason and Bonnie Karle, all of Sugar City; special cousins, “Auntie” Amber Kane, “Auntie” Jenna Karle, Jacob Karle, Ricky Helmick, Ray Ramos and Tony Ramos, all of Sugar City. Also survived by great-uncle and aunt, Ronnie and Debbie Thompson and Naleta (NeNe) Frentress of Texhoma, Okla.; cousins, Roy Thompson, Jerrico Frentress and Makayla Frentress of Texhoma, Okla.; Jamie and Michael Blasingame, Shyenne, Charisse and Zach Blasingame of Adrian, Texas, and JoLeene Frentress of Amarillo, Texas. She was preceded in death by great-grandfather, Larry Karle; and great-great-grandparents, Dub and Othell Thompson and Ed and Helen Karle. Lilly also is survived by a large family of loving friends and other relatives who were anxiously awaiting her arrival. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the United Methodist Church in Ordway, with Pastor Ryan Trosper officiating.
Karsh, Julia P.
Julia P. Karsh - Denver Post - May 26, 2009 - Julia P. Karsh passed away on May 24, 2009 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was born in Aguilar, Colorado on October 22, 1924. Julia lived most of her life as a resident of Denver and relocated to Colorado Springs in 2007 to be near her immediate family. She worked most of her life as a dedicated nurse providing care to many residents of the Denver community. She is survived by her son, Randolph M. Karsh (Beverly); two granddaughters, Aleah Beth (Jim) and Erika Renee; three sisters, Linda Starks (Jerry), Theresa Adair (Bill), and June Wilhelme (Bob); many special nieces and nephews; and a host of extended family and friends. A rosary will be said in her honor at 6:00 PM on May 27 at Horan and McConaty, 5303 E. County Line Rd. Viewing will be available from 4:00 PM. Private funeral services are pending.
Betty Bascom Karst - Denver Post - January 23, 2009 - Betty Bascom Karst, age 92, wife of Kermit Karst, passed away on January 11, 2009. She is survived by her son, Kim Karst, and his wife, Ellen; her daughter, Karen Frazzini, and her husband, Don; and her brother, Bob Bascom, and his wife, Jane; in addition to three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held in Rapid City, SD, and burial will be in Rye, CO.
Christopher Karst – Walsenburg World – December 27, 1904 – Chris Karst Dead – Christopher Karst, one of the best-known and highly respected farmers and stockmen of this county died Sunday at his home on the Apache. Mr. Karst recently returned from a visit in Missouri and Illinois and was in town last week in apparently the best of health and spirits. He was born in Switzerland but immigrated to this country with his parents at an early age. Besides a wife and two children Mr. Karst leaves a father and brother, all residents of this county. He was a member of Rye Camp, Woodmen of the World, under whose auspices the funeral will be conducted.
Karst, Krist (Infant of)
Infant of Krist Karst – Walsenburg World – January 6, 1898 – Card of Thanks – We wish to express our thanks to our friends and neighbors who so kindly cheered us by their sympathy and loving kindness toward us during the recent illness and death of our little son. Mr. and Mrs. Krist Karst.
Kasan, Michael J.
Michael J. Kasan - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2017 - Michael J. Kasan, 69, passed away April 22, 2017. He was born July 4, 1947, to Michael W. and Beatrice F. Kasan; both preceded him in death; as well as a brother, Eugene Kasan. He leaves behind three sisters, two brothers and many nieces, nephews and cousins to carry on his memory. He was surrounded by many friends and caregivers who deserve many thanks for the care they provided. A special thanks to Mr. Nathan Olguin for everything he has done over the years. At Michael's request, cremation has taken place. Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, at Create Art Studio, 1640 E. Fourth St., Pueblo, Colo.
Kasdorf, William Charles
William C. Kasdorf - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 1919 - American Casualties Reported Yesterday, Army Casualties - Missing in Action - Pvts. Joe Fearon, Greeley, Colo.; William C. Kasdorf, Boone, Colo.; John A. Rogers, Willamette, Ore. Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 1919 - Reported Hurt No Other Word Has Been Had - William C. Kasdorf - Does anyone know anything about William C. Kasdorf, a member of the 109th Infantry, 28th Division? Young Kasdorf has been reported as missing in action, and no definite information can be secured in regard to the case. His father, W. Kasdorf, of Boone has written to both the government here and in France, the Red Cross, and other similar organizations but can obtain nothing definite. He has received instructions from the War Risk Insurance department in Washington, stating that his son has been killed and that the papers should be made out immediately. This cannot be done until more definite information has been received, however. The last word received of young Kasdorf stated that he was wounded on September 6, in France and that is the only word they have had from him since. Any returned soldier who can give additional information is asked to communicate with his aunt, Miss Emma L. Kasdorf at Boone. [Note: William Charles Kasdorf, Birth: August 29, 1891, Washington, USA; Death: September 8, 1918, France. Although not buried here, Colfax Cemetery, Colfax, Whitman County, Washington, there is a Memorial marker. William died during WWI and is buried in Europe. Find A Grave Memorial# 67962001]
Kasel, Aloysus O.
Aloysius Oliver Kasel - Pueblo Chieftain – June 14, 1917 – Puebloans Who Registered For Selective Army Draft – Appended are young Puebloans between the ages of 21 and 30 years inclusive, who registered in city precincts for the selective draft to the United States army: Precinct No. 20 – Aloysius O. Kasel. [Note: Aloysius Oliver Kasel died on November 25, 1983, age 91, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Plot: 71 72 5. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 - Name: Aloysius Kasel; Birth Date: 6 Sep 1892; Death Date: 25 Nov 1983; SSN: 522058268; Enlistment Date 1: 26 Apr 1918; Release Date 1: 12 Jun 1919.]
Kasel, Betty Louise
Betty Louise (Smith) Kasel - Pueblo Chieftain - August 17, 2016 - Betty Louise (Smith) Kasel, 86, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 12, 2016. Betty was born in Wray, Colo., on April 4, 1930, to Ernest and Myrle (Wilson) Smith. She was married to Leonard F. Kasel on Feb. 14, 1953, who preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 2003. She retired from Colorado National Bank with 36 years of service. Betty is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Edward, Emil and William Smith; sisters, Bertha Block, Margaret Kirschmer, Mildred Simmons, Tillie Peters and Susan Meis. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Aug. 18, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1145 S. Aspen Road, Pueblo, CO. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the organization of your choice.
Kasic, Frances Elaine
Frances Elaine Kasic - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2015 - Frances Elaine Kasic, 79, of Lakewood, Colo., passed away on Feb. 12, 2015, after a short illness. After spending her early years in Pueblo, Colo., she moved to Denver and worked in the automotive industry for Red White Chevrolet and Jerry Roth Chevrolet. Frances was a friend to many; to say she will be missed or that she is in a better place goes without saying. She took an interest in everyone she met, and they were no longer a stranger, but a friend. A person’s legacy is the part that’s left in our hearts and minds. Frances left a little piece of herself in all who knew her. Per her wishes, there will be no service.
Kasky, Joseph (Infant Child of)
Infant Child of Joseph Kasky – Walsenburg World – February 13, 1902 – Rev. Hench left for Aguilar Wednesday evening to conduct the funeral exercises of the infant child of Joseph Kasky of this place. The child died Wednesday morning and the funeral takes place this morning at 10 o’clock.
Frank Kasper – Walsenburg World – October 27, 1910 – Died at Globe mine, Sunday, October 23, 1910, Frank Kasper, age 25 years. Run over by car in mine.
Kastelic, Dallas Wayne
Dallas Wayne Kastelic - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2017 - Dallas Wayne Kastelic, 70, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away on May 31, 2017, in Pueblo. Dallas was born in Pueblo, Colo., to Fred and Mary Kastelic on April 1, 1947. He graduated from Central High School in 1965. Dallas is survived by his daughter, Shawna Kastelic of Anchorage, Alaska; son, Wayne Thompson (Darla); grandchildren, Kayleigh (Brenden); brother, Dennis (Sue) Kastelic; nephews, Chad Kastelic and Joey Kastelic. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Mary Kastelic. Honorary pall bearers will be Dennis Kastelic, Chad Kastelic, Joey Kastelic and Daniel Quillen. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Casual attire is requested. Please join us for a reception luncheon immediately following the services. Reception will be held at 12:30 p.m. at Tabor Lutheran Church, 102 E. Orman, Pueblo, CO 81004.
Kastelic, Mary E.
Mary E. Kastelic - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 2015 - Mary E. Kastelic, 93, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 17, 2015. Preceded in death by her husband, Fred; mother, Anna; father, Pete; sister, Anne (Leo); and brother, Peter. Survived by her loving sons, Dennis (Sue) and Dallas; grandchildren, Wayne (Darla), Shawna, Chad and Joey; and five great-grandchildren; and special niece, Joan Erjavec. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, at St. Mary Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.
Kasten, Leland Brian
Leland Brian Kasten - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 2015 - Leland Brian Kasten, 48, born Sept. 8, 1966, passed away May 24, 2015. He is survived by his father, Douglas Kasten (Lilli); mother, Mildred Callahan; daughter, Kristina Kasten; best friend and family who he cherished, Tania Kasten, Christine and Phillip Smotz, Tara Thompsom; brothers, Billy (Kaylene), Daniel (Linda); sisters, Rachel Prigmore (Rick), Judith Ghannadan (Saaid), Tammy Smith (Phil); numerous nieces and nephews. Lee has been united in heaven with his sister, Elizabeth, and brother, Jonathan, whom he met for the first time on May 24, 2015. Lee went to Pueblo County High, was a successful upholsterer in Las Vegas for 20 years. He was a gifted craftsman whose work was admired by all. Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015, at 18 Purdue St., Pueblo, CO 81005. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.
Chester Kastendieck - Wet Mountain Tribune - June 22, 2000 - Services Planned for Chester “Chet” Kastendieck - Valley native Chester "Chet" Henry Kastendieck died Friday, June 16, 2000 at his home in Westcliffe following a lingering illness. He was 81. Mr. Kastendieck was born May 16, 1919 in Westcliffe to Henry W. and Ethel A. (Hamlin) Kastendieck. As a child he lived briefly in Canon City, but otherwise was a life-long resident of the Wet Mountain Valley. He had attended the Willow School. Mr. Kastendieck was a rancher. He retired in the late 1980s, but continued to rake hay and assist his family with ranching activities. With his tractor, he would plow snow in winter for many of his Westcliffe neighbors. He also actively assisted the Valley's youth organizations such as 4-H and FFA. Among Mr. Kastendieck's greatest enjoyments were hunting, fishing and hiking in the Sangre de Cristo mountains with his wife, his children and his grandchildren. He loved music, especially classical and gospel. He sang for numerous weddings and funerals over the years, and in his younger days he played for many dances in the Valley. He played the organ, accordion and violin. Mr. Kastendieck was a former member of the Custer County Stockgrower's Association, and was an active member of Hope Lutheran Church where he served as a Sunday school teacher. On Feb. 21, 1943 at Hope Lutheran Church in Westcliffe he married Mary Reis, and they celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary earlier this year. She survives, as do a son and a daughter: Dwight (and wife, Bernadette) Kastendieck of Grants, N.M.; and Sheron (Mrs. Fred) Berry of rural Westcliffe. Also surviving are a brother, Charles Kastendieck of Silver Cliff, and four grandchildren: Tammy (Mrs. Matthew) Christensen of Littleton; Melissa Berry, also of Littleton; Kurt (and wife, Loretta) Kastendieck of Santa Fe, N.M.; and Derek Kastendieck of Albuquerque, N.M. Five great-grandchildren also survive, as do numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Kastendieck was preceded in death by a son Carroll "Shorty" Kastendieck. Mr. Kastendieck was cremated, and private interment ceremonies are planned at the Ula Cemetery here. Memorial services will be held Friday, June 30, at 4 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Friends of Hospice at P.O. Box 1719 in Canon City, 81215.
Kastendieck, Ethel A.
Ethel A. Kastendieck - Wet Mountain Tribune - July 24, 1986 - Ethel A. Kastendieck dies at home - Funeral services were held yesterday, Wednesday, July 23, for Valley native Ethel Adelaide Kastendieck, late of 400 S. 2nd in Westcliffe. She died July 19, 1986 at her home following a lingering illness. She was 90. Mrs. Kastendieck was born March 23, 1896 at the Hamlin homestead southwest of Westcliffe to Albert G. and Mary Jane (Hamilton) Hamlin. She married Henry W. Kastendieck on March 20, 1918. They were the first couple to be married in the Hope Lutheran Church after it was built in Westcliffe. The couple farmed in the Wet Mountain Valley, and had operated the Kastendieck Garage on west Main Street in Westcliffe. They later moved to Canon City where Mr. Kastendieck worked for the city. They then returned to the Valley where they had a ranching operation. They moved to Westcliffe in 1973. Mrs. Kastendieck, a homemaker, was a member of the Sangre de Cristo Church in Westcliffe. She was preceded in death by her husband on Jan. 25, 1978. She also was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Julia Orr and Mrs. Geneva Hunt, and by a grandson, “Shorty” Kastendieck, in 1970. Mrs. Kastendieck is survived by two sons, Chester K. Kastendieck and Charles M. Kastendieck, both of rural Westcliffe. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Dwight Kastendieck of Grants, N.M.; Richard Kastendieck of Fort Collins; Michael Kastendieck of Chattanooga, Tenn.; Vickey Patterson of Pueblo; Nicola Sandefur of Penrose; and Sharon Berry of Hillside. Other survivors include 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Services were held at 10:30 a.m. yesterday at the Sangre de Cristo Church, with Dr. Dwight Zeller officiating, assisted by Michael Waters. Pallbearers were Mrs. Kastendieck’s grandsons and great-grandsons. Burial was at the Ula Cemetery.
Kastendieck, Ethel G.
Ethel G. Kastendieck - Wet Mountain Tribune - October 12, 1989 - Ethel Kastendieck Dies in Canon - Funeral services were held Oct 7 for Ethel G. Kastendieck, late of Canon City. She died Oct 4, 1989 at the age of 78. Mrs. Kastendieck was born June 6, 1911 in Custer County to Ray & Julia (Hamlin) Hunt. She spent her early years in Custer County and in Canon City. She married Melbourne W. Kastendieck in Westcliffe on Nov 15, 1931. The couple farmed in the Westcliffe area, and later moved to Canon City. Mrs. Kastendieck was a homemaker, and was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Canon City. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1979. Also preceding her in death were a brother, Freeman Hunt and a half-sister, Frances Edmonds. Mrs. Kastendieck is survived by two daughters: Virginia Luoma of Canon City and Ruth Lintner of Walla Walla, Wash: and a half sister, Ida Jennings of Pueblo. Six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives also survive. Services were held last Saturday at the Wilson Almont Funeral Home Chapel in Canon City, with Rev. Thomas Cruickshank officiating. She was cremated, and interment will take place later at Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City. Those wishing may contribute to the St. Thomas More Hospital Hospice in care of Wilson Almont Funeral Home.
Byron Kaster – Walsenburg World – August 3, 1911 – Byron Kaster Is Laid to Rest – In the silent Masonic Cemetery at Walsenburg, all that was mortal of brother Byron Kaster (familiarly called By Kaster) lies peacefully at rest in eternal sleep that shows no waking. There the death-stilled form was laid to rest by loving brothers of Unity Lodge No. 70, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Walsenburg, Colorado, of which he was a worthy and greatly beloved member for nearly 20 years. Tears were dropped as silent tributes of love and grief commingled at the graveside as the beautiful and impressive words of the ritualistic ceremony fell upon the lips of Brother Joseph H. Patterson and were born away in tremulous echoes upon the summer air – tears from the pain dimmed eyes of brothers who knew him best and were his closest intimates in life. Byron Kaster was to use a Western colloquialism of the early days, “One of God’s own boys.” He was a man, a man of sterling moral attributes, warm and loyal in his friendships, of unimpeachable integrity, and one whose very heartbeat pulsed with love and loyalty for the Order of which he was proud to be a member. Brother Kaster was born November 25, 1866 in the state of Ohio; died on the 27th day of July, 1911, at Tioga, Huerfano County, Colorado, age 42 years, 8 months and 2 days. Brothers, let us not grieve, but glorify in the virtues of a brother who has been called to the home of the master. We are here to profit by the exemplary life unfolding like a rose emitting a fragrance of peace and love, gentle and kind, faithful and true, a perfect flower in the garden of budding manhood, his end came like the breaking of a summer shower, leaving the air pure and sweet with the sunshine of his recent presence, while a halo of divine light illumined his serene features. All have their inspiration in that, desire of the human heart to honor the virtues and perpetuate the memory of the beloved dead. The spray of evergreen which we cast into the grave of our departed brother is significant of the same impulse. Brother J. H. Patterson. Walsenburg World – August 3, 1911 – Card of Thanks – We wish to extend our sincere thanks to friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us during the illness and death of our beloved husband and brother and for the beautiful floral tributes tendered, and especially Unity Lodge No. 70, IOOF and the Rebeckah’s. Mrs. Byron Kaster, Mr. Rubin Kaster.
Anton Kattnig - Pueblo Star-Journal - October 11, 1981 - Anton Kattnig, late of 1642 E. Routt, passed away Oct. 9, 1981. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish and a veteran. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary Kattnig; son, Harold Kattnig; two brothers, Frank and Martin Kattnig, and his sister, Mary Hahn. Survived by four daughters, Mrs. Ann Gaede, Denver, Mrs. Gertrude Sutton, Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Mrs. Bertha Mae Mismash and Mrs. Mary Dushan, both of Pueblo; three sons, Charles Kattnig and Steve Burchik, both of Pueblo, and Joe Burchik, Madison, Wis.; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Geroux, Westcliffe, and Mrs. Anna Calmett, Bayfield, Colo.; three brothers, Tom Kattnig, Yucaipa, Calif., John Kattnig, Westcliffe, and Charlie Kattnig, Yerington, Nev.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Recitation of the rosary will be held 7 p.m. Monday. Mass of the Resurrection 9 a.m. Tuesday. Both services at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Friends will be received at the home of Steve Burchik, 70 Fordham Circle, after the rosary.
Charles Kattnig - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 1984 - Charles Kattnig, late of 5000 Red Creek Springs Road, died unexpectedly Saturday [July 7] near Huntsville, Texas. Survived by wife, Lois, of the family home; daughter, Deborah Mae Lopez, Sublettt, Kan.; son, Charles Kattnig Jr., Pueblo; one grandson; brothers and sisters, Bertha (Jim) Mismash, Mary (Dan) Dushan, Steve (Mary) Burchik, all of Pueblo, Joe (Millie) Burchik, Madison, Wis., and Ann (Charles) Gaede, Denver. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Member of the Lutheran Church. Born Oct. 12, 1933, in Rockvale, Colo., Pueblo resident since 1955. Veteran of the Korean conflict, serving in the army in Germany. Employed as a machinist for the CF&I for many years before retiring Jan 31, 1984. Married Lois L. McLane, April 23, 1974, in Colorado Springs. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday [July 11], David-Wallin Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Roland Rauber officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will meet friends following the service.
Floyd A. Kattnig - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 1989 - Floyd A. Kattnig, late of Westcliffe, passed away Feb. 8, 1989, in a Canon City hospital. Born Oct. 17, 1921, in Rosita. He was 67 and a rancher by occupation. Survived by his wife, Mary M., of the family home; son Robert (Margaret) Kattnig, Las Cruces, N.M.; daughter, Kathleen Kattnig, of the family home; a grandson; his mother, Helen L. Kattnig; brother, Leonard (Wilma) Kattnig, both of Westcliffe. Mass of the Resurrection, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, St. Benedict’s, Florence. Interment, Union Highland Cemetery, Florence.
Kattnig, Frank H.
Frank H. Kattnig - Wet Mountain Tribune - December 12, 1969 - Frank H. Kattnig Dies At Florence - Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday for Frank H. Kattnig, native of Rockvale and life-long resident of Fremont and Custer counties, who died Sunday at St. Joseph’s hospital, Florence. He was 83 years old. The services were held at the Andrews Funeral Home chapel with Father Vincent Peter of St. Michael’s church officiating. Burial was in Mountain Vale Memorial Park. Mr. Kattnig had resided in Florence for the past five years, but prior to that lived in Rockvale for many years. He was born on February 1, 1886 at Rockvale, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kattnig, among the early residents of that coal camp. He mined coal and ranched for much of his life. In 1911, he homesteaded on Junkins Park near Rosita, but returned to Rockvale in 1919. He had been in poor health for the past five years since fracturing a hip. The following brothers and sisters survive: Martin Kattnig of Florence, Mrs. Elizabeth Geroux and John Kattnig of Westcliffe, Anton of Pueblo, Thomas of Alhambra, Calif., Charles of Wilmington, Nev. [NY?], Mrs. Mary Hahn of Ben Lomond, Calif., and Mrs. Ann Calmett of Bayfield, Colo. Mr. Kattnig had never married.
Mary Kattnig - Pueblo Star-Journal - October 2, 1956 - Mrs. Mary Kattnig, 1215 Arroya, died Monday [October 1] at a local hospital. Member of St. Mary Church. Survived by husband, Anton Kattnig; six children, Mrs. Mary Dushan, Stephen [Steven] Burchik, Charles Kattnig, Bertha Mae Kattnig, all of Pueblo, Mrs. Ann Gaede, Denver, and Joseph Burchik, Madison, Wisc.; four grandchildren; one brother, Michael Mimmovich, Walsenburg. Rosary Recitation Wednesday 7 p.m., St. Mary Church; Requiem Mass Thursday [October 4] 9 a.m. at the church. Interment—Resurrection Cemetery.
Paul Kattnig - Florence Citizen - July 12, 1919 - Paul Kattnig Dead - Paul Kattnig, aged 73, died at the Minnequa hospital in Pueblo yesterday morning at 11:20, where he was taken from his home at Rockvale a few days previous for the purpose of undergoing an operation for an abscess of the right lung. His condition was so critical upon his arrival at the institution that the operation was not performed. Deceased had been in failing health for the past six months. Mr. Kattnig was a native of Austria but he had been a resident of Custer and Fremont counties for the past thirty-seven years. He lived on his farm in Custer County in the summer and worked at the Rockvale mine during the winter months. He was highly respected by his many acquaintances. A wife and nine children survive. The children are Frank Thomas, Martin, John, Charles and Anna, who reside in this locality and Anton, a resident of Collinsville, Ill.; Mrs. Mary Hahn and Mrs. Elizabeth Kattnig, who is attending school in Indiana. The funeral will take place Monday afternoon from St. Benedict’s church and interment will be made in Highland Cemetery.
Kattnig, Pearl Eva
Pearl Eva Kattnig - Florence Citizen - October 2, 1986 - Funeral services were held Sept. 27 for Mrs. Pearl Eva (Bone) Kattnig, late of 1431 Walnut, Canon City. She died Sept. 21 at Shelby, Mich. while visiting with her daughter Juanita J. Schultz. She was 85. Services were held at the Florence Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Bernard Gervais officiating. Tom Graham on the organ also sang “Rock of Ages” and “The Old Rugged Cross.” Pallbearers were grandsons Harold Kattnig Jr., Harold Westfall, Frank Yellico Jr., Paul Kattnig Jr., Todd Kattnig and Kevin Andersen. Mrs. Kattnig was born Aug. 30, 1901 at Primrose [Penrose?], Colo. She had been a resident of Canon City the past five years, moving there from Florence where she had lived since 1916. On Feb. 19, 1927 at Silver Cliff, she and Martin Kattnig Sr. were married. He preceded her in death in 1977. She was also preceded in death by a sister Nina Moran. Survivors include daughters and sons, Juanita J. (Harold) Schultz, Shelby, Mich.; Katherine (Archie)Westfall, Pueblo; Mona (Frank) Yellico and Paul (Nancy) Kattnig Jr., all of Canon City; Martin (Arlene) Kattnig Jr., Penrose and Franklin Kattnig of Tahatchi, N.M. Fourteen grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren also survive. Also surviving are seven sisters and a brother, Lillian Arp, Las Vegas, Nev.; Edith Dudgeon, Jasper, Mo.; Grace Kochen, Canon City; Rose DelDuca, Florence; Thelma (Pete) Montera, Trinidad; Wilma (Louis) Asti, Aguilar; Clifford (Jeanine) Bone, Hermosa Beach, Calif. Burial was at Union Highland Cemetery, Florence. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute to the Fremont County Nursing Service through the Florence Mortuary.
Harold Katzenberger - Times-Call - April 20, 2014 - Harold B. Katzenberger was born March 14, 1923 to Noble W. and Adella F. (Cleveland) Katzenberger in Stafford, Nebraska. He died on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Longmont United Hospital in Longmont, Colorado at the age of 91 years. Harold was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lorenna Katzenberger; stepson Richard L. Schneider; brothers Lyle N. Katzenberger and Robert J. Katzenberger; and six sisters, Anna McClain, Mabel Stevens, Marie Summers, Charlotte Petersen, Miriam Boyd, and Delores Koski. He is survived by his three sons, Stephen (Karol) Katzenberger of Harrisonville, Missouri; Michael (Tracy) Katzenberger of Longmont, Colorado; and Russell (Cathy) Katzenberger of Trinidad, Colorado; his stepdaughter Pat Schneider of Kansas City, Missouri; his loving companion Marjorie Scott of Longmont, Colorado; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends. Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 21, 2014 at New Creation Church in Longmont. A luncheon will follow the visitation at 11:00 a.m. Graveside services will then follow at 2:00 p.m. at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, CO.
Kautz, Judith Gayleen
Judith Gayleen (Orsland) Kautz - Chronicle News - November 12, 2003 - Judith Gayleen (Orsland) Kautz died unexpectedly at St. Mary’s Hospital on Sunday, November 2, 2003. Born in Trinidad, Colorado to Jacob and Virginia Varner Orsland, Judy was a graduate of Trinidad High School and attended Colorado Women’s College, San Jose State University, and the University of Nevada, Reno, where she earned both her Bachelor of Arts and Masters in Education. Judy began her teaching career in 1975 at Elmcrest Elementary School, where she taught all grade levels over her 21 years there. In 1996, she transferred to the new Ted Hunsberger Elementary School, where she taught second grade for five years, and transferred again in 2002 to teach second grade at the new Rollan Melton Elementary School. A dedicated and nurturing teacher, Judy touched the lives of hundreds of colleagues, students and their families during her 27-year career. Judy often said she loved teaching but the greatest joy in her life was being Mom to Michael Shane Foster and Brian Scott Foster, Grandma to Garret Craig and C.J., and Nana to Heather Jane. She nurtured her relationships and treasured her numerous friendships. She especially loved traveling with her friends and being with her family during the holidays. She never missed an opportunity to watch her grandkids participate in one of their many endeavors. Judy was preceded in death by her father and mother, her brother Gary, and her Aunt Bessie. She is survived by son Shane and his wife Kim of Reno, and by son Brian and his wife Monica of Sparks. She is also survived by grandsons Garret Craig and C.J. of Sparks and granddaughter Heather Jane of Reno. A memorial service was held on Friday, November 7, 2003, at Sierra Bible Church in Reno. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an organization that supports education in Washoe County. And in memory of Judy, do as she did: Always make time for your family and friends and tell them how much they mean to you. Arrangements under the direction of Mt. View Mortuary, Reno, Nevada.
Donald Kay - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2017 - Donald Kay. Don was born May 31, 1933, and passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in a hospice after a long illness. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Shirley Jean (Pettit); his daughter, Diane Jesser; sons, Thomas and Gary Kay; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, at Holy Trinity Church, Westminster, Colo. Burial, 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at Fort Logan National Cemetery.
Michael "Scott" Kay - Durango Herald - December 4, 2010 - Wolf Creek Ski Area Ski Patrol Director Michael Kay died Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at the area while working avalanche control. He was 41. Known as "Scott," he was born to Skip and Jo Kay on Jan. 5, 1969, in Grand Junction. He spent his early years in Lakewood, then moved to Walsenburg, where he graduated from John Mall High School in 1987. Upon graduation, Mr. Kay enlisted in the Marine Corps, where he served honorably for the next six years. He was a reconnaissance Marine and veteran of the Gulf War. Mr. Kay had worked at Wolf Creek for 16 years. In the off season, he owned his own business and did stucco and plaster work. On May 10, 1996, he married Chantelle Zweygardt in Pagosa Springs." There was nothing more important to Scott than his family," his family wrote. "He was an amazing dad and devoted husband." Mr. Kay enjoyed anything and everything in the "great outdoors." He was an avid hunter, snow skier, water skier, kayaker and dirt bike enthusiast. "Scott leaves behind a piece of himself in all those who knew him," his family wrote. "He was an amazing man, full of life, exuberant, fun-loving, hard-working, and dedicated." Mr. Kay is survived by his wife of 14 years, Chantelle Kay, of Pagosa Springs; sons, Nolan, 8, and Rhead, 6, both of Pagosa Springs; father, Skip Kay, of Bloomfield, N.M.; mother, Jo Kay, of Pagosa Springs; sister, Danielle Vigil, of Lakewood; and grandmothers, Pauline Young and Marie Kay. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today, Dec. 4, 2010, at Pope John Paul II Catholic Church, 330 S. Pagosa Blvd., in Pagosa Springs. Memorial contributions may be made to Chantelle Kay, Memorial for Scott Kay, at Bank of the San Juans branches in La Plata and Archuleta counties.
Kay, Phyllis M.
Phyllis M. Kay - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 2015 - Phyllis graduated from Central High School in 1955. She loved cooking, cleaning and taking care of her family. Phyllis used to enjoy crocheting and making blankets for the family. A special thanks to Linda Schroeder. In lieu of flowers and food, please send a donation to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Per Phyllis’ request, no service will take place. Family and friends will gather in private. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.
Keach, Thomas E.
Thomas E. Keach - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 2016 - Thomas E. Keach, 86, Nov. 5, 1929 - July 13, 2016. Survived by wife of 32 years, Louise; children, Cheryl (Jean) Placide, Doris Ross (Thom Braley), Elaine Keach (Barb Tobias) and Brenda Keach; mother of his children, Charlotte Keach; grandsons, Sean Shephard and Nathan Ross and their families; stepchildren, Peri Wertz and son, Todd Wertz (Dalyn) and family. Tom was the son of Rose Marie and Elwood Keach and may have been the only non-Italian born on Goat Hill. He was admired and revered by family, friends, students, co-workers, teammates and opponents. Tom did not go peacefully; he left fighting just as hard as he did on the last point on the tennis court. Of his many accomplishments, the one he most enjoyed was the 35-plus years of delivering Meals on Wheels. Charter inductee to Greater Pueblo Sports Hall of Fame in 1963 and to the Colorado Tennis Hall of Fame in 2001. He also was named CSU Outstanding Alumnus as well as many other awards. He devoted time and energy to Girls Club, Blue Sky Enterprises, Kiwanis, SRDA Union Plaza and Richmond Senior Housing, Chamberlain Foundation, Pueblo County Historical Society and others. He donated to every non-profit that approached him and offered encouragement and a smile to anyone who needed it. Private service at Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors. Celebration of Life, 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at Gold Dust, 217 S. Union Ave. Attendees may wear tennis clothes, if you have them. Memorials to Meals on Wheels or CSU-Pueblo Foundation-Tennis.
Keagle, Robert James
Robert (Bob) James Keagle - Huerfano World - December 1, 2016 - Born to Clifford Keagle and Estella (Roberts) Keagle in Cleveland Ohio, Bob graduated from Ashtabula High School and then went to college at Ohio Northern. He joined the Navy in 1956 and served until 1960. He was stationed in Key West Florida as a machinist on the USS Bushnell. He met his wife Marilyn Lee Metz at the Tamiami Temple Methodist Church where they were married and both of their daughters were baptized. After his service in the Navy he worked as a machinist in Broward County Florida, living in Hollywood, FL where they raised their girls, VeEtta Lynne and Donna Anne. Much of their recreational time was spent tracking and hunting in the Everglades from his homemade airboat or fishing from his remodeled, secondhand 22 foot fishing boat often accompanied by his family. After retiring as a machinist, he decided to fish commercially. Bob built a 35 foot fiberglass boat named the Marilyn K. and fished with his daughter Donna out of Big Pine Key, Florida. He met a friend named Nick Nickerson from Cape Cod and they formed a partnership and took it to St. Marten (in the Caribbean) to fish commercially there. Later Bob formed Topsail Sea Products selling milk and ice cream to several islands for Dean Foods for St. Thomas Dairies. Bob and Marilyn lived there from 1979 to 1991. He sold the business and said it was Marilyn’s turn and she wanted to live in Colorado. Bob packed up his skills and, together, they found a development off of Highway 160 owned by Dub Houchins called Paradise Acres. They bought property and with his wife, sister, and brother-in law, they built a 3-bedroom 2-bath cabin with a basement dug out by Chuck Choin and moved in 1993. Between then and his final retirement in 2014 he built 25 more house in Paradise Acres and Navajo, plus 3 large barns in the county. Bob and Marilyn found a wonderful family in the La Veta United Methodist Church. When the church needed handicap accessibility, Bob together with Jim Hoobler, came up with the ramp solution allowing many others to be able to attend the church services and functions. Later Bob and Gerald Parkins completely covered the basement, fireside room, and dining hall in aspen paneling, adding insulation and beauty to create a fully functional basement. He continued to serve the church until this last medical operation took him down and he was called home. Bob loved his family and friends; his life was all about others and how his workers and Master Builders could repair homes in the community. He would volunteer to grade the roads, repair the waterline, and take hunters out to find their prize. Thank you for being a wonderful and patient husband, father, and mentor to your granddaughters. Your work ethic, compassion, and moral standards were so high that we are all trying to live up to them. You have shown us how to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Bob is survived by his wife, Marilyn Keagle; daughters, VeEtta Kemerer and Donna Trosclair; granddaughters, Ashley Flores, Chelsea Trosclair, Samantha Kemerer, and Rebecca Kemerer; great grand- children Addi Flores and Wyatt Flores; and his sister VeEtta Baldwin. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his memory to the La Veta United Methodist Church, PO Box 217 LaVeta, Colorado 81055.
Kear, Caleb S.
Caleb S. Kear - Chronicle News - May 30, 2006 - On the evening of May 24 at approximately 5:20 p.m., five young people were involved in an accident on unpaved Mays Road in Union County in which one of the youths was fatally injured. The Clayton Ambulance and Union County Sheriff ’s Department responded to the single-vehicle accident that involved an extended cab pickup truck. Caleb S. Kear, 17, of Clayton, was in the passenger seat of the truck and died in the accident. Three other passengers in the cab of the truck included Aaron Bradley, 17, Amy Alsup, 20, and Jaime Butler, 21, all of Clayton. Butler was airlifted to Amarillo, and her condition was stabilized as of Friday. Alsup was taken to the Clayton hospital for surgery, while Bradley was treated and released, along with the driver, Brandon T. Fluhman, 18, of Clayton. Fluhman was arrested and later released on bond after being charged with one count of homicide by vehicle and great bodily injury by vehicle. Blood samples were taken from him and intoxication is under investigation as a possible factor in the accident. Kear’s family has asked that memorials be made to the Caleb Kear Scholarship Fund, in care of the Farmers & Stockmans Bank or the First National Bank in Clayton. His funeral services were held last Saturday in Clayton.
John Kearns - Huerfano World - June 2, 1913- John, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Kearns, formerly of Walsenburg, was killed in British Columbia.
Keating, Marion A.
Marion A. (Parsons) Keating - Dignity Memorial - December 15, 2010 - Arrangements under the direction of Olinger Andrews Caldwell Gibson Chapel, Castle Rock, CO. Marion Augusta Parsons Keating was born to Frank and Nora (Coe) Parsons. Marion was the great granddaughter and namesake of Santa Fe Trail pioneer, Marion Russell. She was born on her father's cattle ranch (Parsons Land and Cattle Company) and raised as the 2nd of 5 children. She was preceded in death by her baby sister, Shirley, in 1986. In 2007 her oldest sister Myrtle Anne passed. Then in early 2010 her sister Winifred (Dee Dee) died. She is survived by her 92 year old brother, Robert Parsons. Marion loved her childhood growing up as a cowgirl. She herded, branded, vaccinated, and castrated the cattle. She developed an interest in the nitty gritty of tending to animals. That interest, along with the home grown nursing skills she got from her mother, rubbed off on her future children. She loved the home ranch and her beloved Whiskey Creek, which her father purchased as a refuge for her hay fever. Marion was considered the academic in her family. Her schooling was mainly in Trinidad where she ended up serving as valedictorian of her Trinidad High School graduating class. After that, with the help of her uncle's money, she attended University of Colorado in Boulder for 3 years. She knew Byron "Whizzer" White (later Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and CU football legend); and her class voted for the buffalo as the mascot for CU. While there she met an incredibly handsome young man, Thomas R. Keating, from Red Cliff, a small mining town, high up in the Rockies. They fell in love and married, neither finishing their degrees. Marion and Tom lived in Colorado…Red Cliff and Pueblo for the 1st years of their marriage. They had their first child in Colorado, Thomas Richard. . Due to a job in California, they moved. In California they had three more boys, Gary Frank, Patrick Dennis and Keith Marion. Job change called them to Phoenix, Arizona, in 1948. Soon they had the 1st of three girls, Peggy Kathleen. Three years later Janice Anne was born. And the last baby was born four years later: Kathryn Colleen. When Marion was asked if they were Catholics or Mormon, she replied that they were just passionate Protestants. They raised the 7 children in Phoenix, and when Kathy was in grade school, Marion returned to college, getting both her Bachelors and Masters in Education from Arizona State University. She taught 2nd grade at Holiday Park School for 15 years before retiring. In her retirement, she and Tom traveled, never far from the Rocky Mountain streams for his fly fishing. They also were swiftly accruing grandchildren. By 1992, Tom's health had started to deteriorate and Marion spent the next 5 years being his caretaker. He passed in 1997, after they had celebrated their 60th anniversary. By 2000, Marion sold their home and moved to Glendale, Arizona. She made many friends and loved her worship and Bible Study at Glendale Christian Church. However, one more move was in store for her as she joined her daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Peter Baker, moving to Castle Rock, Colorado. The move to Colorado brought her full circle with her childhood. She enjoyed one full year with her sister, Myrtle, and at least twice a year visits to the ranch where she would see her brother, Bob. She visited the CU campus where she met Tom, and rekindled a Red Cliff friendship with Bernice Tibbet. She loved the snow and the changing weather. Anyone who met her, quickly knew her politics. She was an avid reader of non-fiction, politics and biographies. Marion quickly adapted back to being a Colorado girl, a pioneer. Many of her memories have been captured for all time. Marion's legacy will live on. With her 7 children, she had 19 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Of the grandchildren, 16 have Bachelor's, 9 Masters, 2 have Doctorate's and 2 are medical doctors(total 29 degrees). Among these grandchildren there are 2 nurses, playwright, businessmen, production assistant, bio-medical engineer, opera house manager, missionaries, teacher, college professors, pediatric geneticist, pediatrician, international lawyer, and more finishing. But more importantly, they are each wonderful, constructive citizens who are improving and impacting the world for good. Marion and Tom nurtured values of hard work and the need for higher education. Not one of the children had a free ride. Those values have been and are being perpetuated among the new generation. Marion's legacy as a pioneer was great; her legacy now and in the future is even greater. Chronicle News - January 4, 2011 - Marion Parsons Keating joined her parents, Frank and Nora Parsons, and her sisters Myrtle, Winifred, and Shirley in heaven on December 13, 2010. Marion grew up in Weston on Parsons Ranch, going to school in Trinidad. She graduated from Trinidad High School as valedictorian in 1934, going on to the University of Colorado, where she met Thomas Keating. They were married 60 years and had 7 children, 19 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held on December 30th at 10:30 AM at Stonewall Community Church.
Keator, Neil Scott
Neil Scott Keator - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2017 - Neil Scott Keator was born June 28, 1979, in Pueblo, Colo. Departed this life March 7, 2017. Preceded in death by grandparents, Cecil Neill, Lowell and Neva Keator; uncle, Bill VanLandingham; cousins, Amy and Jessica Keator, Tammy and Julie Wallace, Cija Winner. He is survived by his parents, Wanda Keator and Paul (Denise) Keator; grandmother, Audrey Neill; sister, Becki (Ben Basham) Keator; stepsiblings, Jennifer Friend, James Howay; his nephew and nieces, Knox, Brianna, Alexis and Cassie; uncles and aunts, Lonnie Neill (Debbie Barakat), Marty (Seth) Winner, Rhonda Johnson, Norman (Alice) Keator, Mike (Sue) Keator, Sarah Keator, Charlotte (Mike) Boyd, Francie (Thom) Beaudette, Jeanne (Steve) Stewart, Jimmy (Maryanne) Keator. Neil was a beautiful soul and will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Please visit Neil's memorial at www.imperialfunerals.com. Memorial services, 11 a.m. March 15, at Imperial Cemetery, Highway 78 West, Pueblo, CO 81004. Arrangements by Imperial.
Jakoy Kebel – Walsenburg World – September 29, 1910 – Died at Farr, Colorado, on Thursday, September 22, 1910 Jakoy Kebel, age 39 years killed by fall of rock in mine.
Kebler, John T.
John T. Kebler – Walsenburg World – April 16, 1907 – John T. Kebler, general manager of the fuel department of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company, who has been in Trinidad seriously ill with ptomaine poisoning, died from the effects of the poison last Friday morning. Mr. Kebler had eaten some kind of canned goods at one of the mining camps near Trinidad. Just before he died it was believed that he was out of all danger.
Keeler, Charles Alfred
Charles Alfred Keeler - Durango Herald - March 9, 2013 - Former Durango resident Charles Alfred Keeler died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Pueblo. He was 71. The cause of death was complications from bypass surgery he underwent in October. Known as "Chuck," he was born to Cecil A. and Bertha A. Keeler on Dec. 19, 1941, in Raton, N.M. He graduated from Raton High School in 1960. While attending high school, Mr. Keeler started working with his father at the local Safeway store. He withdrew from Texas Western College to enlist in the Army to serve his country during the Vietnam War. He returned home in 1965, continuing his career with Safeway. In 1966, he married Sharon L. Morgan in Raton. His career as a Safeway manager allowed them to live in and enjoy many cities. In addition to living in Durango from 1979 to 1987, they lived in Pueblo, Walsenburg, La Junta, Grand Junction, Salida and Clayton, N.M. Mrs. Keeler died from breast cancer in 1997. Mr. Keeler retired in 1998 after a 43-year career with Safeway. Being retired allowed him more time to spend with his new wife, Carmen (Voss) Keeler, whom he married in 1999 in Estes Park. After retiring, the Keelers focused on their hobbies and grandchildren. An avid sportsman, Mr. Keeler dabbled in archery and guns when he was young and it continued throughout his life. He hunted a bit, but spent most of his spare time at various shooting matches and many disciplines through the years. He was a member of the Single Action Shooting Society. "Chuck most enjoyed teaching his grandsons the finer points of hunting and marksmanship," his family said. "He was known by his S.A.S.S. alias, 'Chuckwagon Chuck.' He prided himself on his shooting accomplishments and even started casting his own bullets and shooting black powder." Mr. Keeler is survived by his wife of more than 13 years, Carmen Keeler of Pueblo; children Kimberly Roth of Bayfield and Shawn Keeler of Salida; stepchildren Aaron Voss of Phoenix and Laura Harley of Tonto Basin, Ariz.; brother, Curtis Keeler of Raton; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and four nieces and four nephews. Cremation has taken place. At his request, there will be no services. The ashes will be scattered at a favorite place in the mountains in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bayfield Super Shooters, c/o La Plata County 4-H Club, 564 County Road 504, Bayfield, CO 81122.
Keeling, Bobbie Joe
Bobbie Joe "Bob" Keeling - Pueblo Chieftain - March 5, 2017 - Bobbie Joe "Bob" Keeling, was born Nov. 2, 1940, in Del Norte, Colo., and passed away Feb. 25, 2017, at the Pueblo Veterans Community Living Center. Bob attended the Del Norte schools before enlisting in the United States Navy on Feb. 15, 1959. Bob served at Kingsville, Texas, before transferring to the Air Craft Carrier, the USS Lexington. Bob was injured in an explosion while in the Navy and suffered long-term disability. His favorite times were going to the Colorado Mountains, where he enjoyed hunting and fishing when he was younger. Had his health been better, he would have liked to return to the San Luis Valley, which he considered home. During the latter years of his life, he resided at various living facilities in Southeastern Colorado, where he received veteran’s services. He had lived at the Pueblo VA Community Living Center since it opened 15 years ago. Bob was discharged from the U.S. Navy Oct., 1962. Bob is survived by brothers, Bill Keeling of Chandler, Ariz., Jim Keeling of Alamosa, and David Keeling of San Diego, Calif.; and sisters Betty Brian of Norton, Kan., and Judy Day of Del Norte, Colo. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Jackson Keeling and Aileen Francis (Bradshaw) Keeling; and brother, Ben Keeling. Cremation was chosen and Bob will be laid to rest in the Del Norte Cemetery.
Keeling, Mary Lane
Mary Lane Keeling - The Gazette - October 2, 2013 - Mary Lane Dimitt Keeling finished her journey here on earth in Colorado Springs, CO on September 26, 2013 after a four month battle with cancer. Mary Lane was born and raised in Garden City, KS on March 24, 1958 to Melvin and Mary Dimitt. Living in Colorado the majority of her adult life, Mary Lane made a life as a delicious cook, healing massage therapist, and master of deadheading petunias. She has accomplished many things, but her life is about the joy she has brought to others, her ability to converge with nature and beauty, and the generosity she has shown to so many. Her philosophy in life was "to have a friend was to be an engaging friend." Her host of friends near and far will truly miss her short phone calls "just checking up on you." Her nieces and nephews will miss their message guided talks and visits with her. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughter, Jessica, and grandsons, Adrian and Lakaye, of Colorado Springs; siblings Lee Ann Shook of Ulysses, KS; Terra Dimitt of Hoisington, KS; Roger Dimitt of Hutchinson, KS; Chris Dimitt of Nixa, MO; step-sister Norma Overmiller and step-brother David Thomas; and many in-laws, nieces, nephews, friends and family too numerous to list but not forgotten. Those who have preceded her in death are her parents and step-father Roger Thomas, brother David Dimitt and sister Sherry Odendahl. A celebration of life will be held at The Parkside, 127 W Ryus Ave in LaVeta, CO on October 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to assist the family may be made to In Memory of Mary Keeling c/o Jessica Keeling at HFCU, 1610 Eglin St, ATTN: Teller Line, Hanscom AFB, MA 01731.
Alan Keen - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 2016 - Alan Keen, 63, born June 2, 1952, passed away on Jan. 14, 2016. Preceded in death by his parents, Charlie F. Keen and Shirley Keen. Survived by his siblings, Charles J. (Patricia) Keen, William (Maureen) Keen and Shirleen Phillips; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends; and close friends, Hawk, Paul and Jack. He was a lifelong resident of Pueblo and a member of WSA Fraternal Life organization. In lieu of flower donations, please make donations to Paws for Life. Graveside service and inurnment, 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Keen-Jackson, Martha Ola
Martha Ola Keen-Jackson - Chronicle News - March 27, 2009 - Martha Ola Keen-Jackson, 95, of La Junta and longtime Villagreen resident passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Nursing Care Center in La Junta, Colorado. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 29th at the Peacock Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 30th at the Kim Baptist Church in Kim, Colorado with Pastor Greg Brown officiating. She was born on April 1, 1913 in Guymon, Oklahoma to John and Ola (Johnson) Keen. Martha married Everett “Babe” Jackson on April 25, 1937. Martha attended High School in Guymon, Okla. for two years and then graduated from Hardesty Oklahoma. She also attended McPherson College in Kansas where she earned her Associates of Art degree in teaching. After graduation she taught in McPherson County for two years. She and Babe were homesteaders in Sloan Canyon, New Mexico on the Dry Cimarron River. Then they moved to Villigreen, Colorado in 1940 where they raised their three sons while ranching and farming. Martha and Babe were instrumental in the formation and were the first teachers of the Villagreen 4-H club. Martha helped many girls with their sewing and cooking projects. She also was a member of the Villagreen homemakers club. She was a longtime member of the Kim Baptist Church where she was very active in the community, school, and the church functions, where she taught Sunday school for many years. She also was the Kindergarten teacher at Kim from 1968 until 1979 when she retired. Martha is survived by her husband, Everett “Babe” Jackson of almost 72 years; sons, Everett (Flo) Jackson, Lonnie (Wilma) Jackson both of Kim; Floyd (Wanda) Jackson of Hixon, British Columbia, Canada; sister, Netti Keen of Ft. Smith, Ark.; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, and two on the way; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Ola Keen; infant sister, Betty Keen; sisters, Vi Johnson and Louise Hess; son, John Jackson; grandson, Lon and his wife Darla Jackson. Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home and Arkansas Valley Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Keith, M. Blanche
M. Blanche (Denton) Keith - Chronicle News - December 10, 2013 - M. Blanche (Denton) Keith peacefully passed away on December 1, 2013 in Mayerthorpe, Alberta, Canada. Blanche was born on January 29, 1927 in Denver, CO. Blanche was raised in Hoehne, Colorado. She graduated at Hoehne High School and went to Colorado Springs College to receive a teaching degree. She taught school at Thatcher CO , where she met Donald and they were married in 1949. They raised Jim, Russell, Gene, Karen and Dave Hayson, a nephew. Many other kids were a part of Mom and Dad›s life. Blanche started the Canyon Cowboys 4-H club and was leader until 1965. She was a number one chief cook and bottle washer, rancher, coyote skinner, tractor and truck driver. In 1965, Blanche and Donald packed up 4 kids in a bob tail truck and moved the Moose Heights, British Columbia, Canada. They then bought a ranch on Ahbau Creek; the ranch had 2 creeks and 1 river on it they were never going to have to worry about having enough water. Blanche had to teach Don how to farm. In 1975, they moved to Entwistle, Alberta to help their son›s with farming and ranching. They had a livestock truck line (DBK Trucking) for many years. They raised Brahma bucking bulls and were stock contractors. In 1985 they got a 5th wheel and headed to Arizona for the winter and Blanche started her antique business. She enjoyed sewing, woodworking, building buggies, traveling, antiques and spending time with her family. In later years, Blanche enjoyed grandkids, going to Canada in the summer and Colorado in the winter. Preceding in her death is her husband, Donald Earl Keith (1988), her parents Sherman and Cleo (Ballou) Denton, sister- and brother-in-law Marion (Denton) and Rosco Jones. Survivors include: one sister, Alma Kimbrel of Walsenburg, Colorado, one brother Sherman Denton of Onoway, Alberta; three sons and one daughter, Jim (Glenna) Keith of Entwistle, Alberta, kids, Jennifer (Lloyd) Helmkay of Evensburg, AB, Denton Keith (April) and Matthew and William of Entwistle, AB. Russell (Donalda) Keith of Taylor, British Colombia, kids, Rodney (Jenny) Keith and Kevin, Dexter and Pacey of Dawson Creek, BC; Murdock (Megan) Keith and Hailey, Nevada and Bree of Clyde, AB, Kami (Dallas Stewart) Donnelly and Stockton and Ryland of Wildwood, AB. Gene Keith and Debbie Holt of Drayton Valley, kids, Dave (Sandra) Keith and Kelsey (Charlie Andrew) great-great-grandchild, Hunter; Jaimee, Austin, Dawson, Jorja, Samantha, Kensi of Tomahawk, Alberta, France (Amy) Keith and Kassity, Kolton, Justin, Ashlee and Rylan of Barrhead, AB, Wendy Keith and Tyson Gagnon and Pistol of Drayton Valley, Alberta, Tanya (Jared) Miller of Wildwood, AB and Karen (Bill) Buhr of Hoehne, CO, kids, Kristy (Justin) Bennett and Jaydon Warnke and Karson of Des Moines, NM, Jayson (Becky) Buhr of Hoehne, Colorado; nephew, Dave (Patricia) Hayson, Pueblo, Colorado. Special friend, Maureen Keith of Entwistle, AB, special grand friend, Chantelle LaLonde of Magnolia, AB. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends. She was & is loved by many people and she loved them unconditionally. In Granny›s memory listen to the song she loved – Chain of Life by Clay Walker Donations may be made to the Las Animas County 4-H Program.
Kelker, Theodore John Jr.
Theodore John “Ted” Kelker Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 2014 - Theodore John “Ted” Kelker Jr., 63, passed away from complications from diabetes on Dec. 1, 2014, in Houston, Texas. Born in Pueblo on Sept. 2, 1951. Preceded in death by parents, Ted and Ethel Kelker; and sister, Marilyn. Survived by his wife of 44 years, Gloria; sons, Theodore John III (Raine) and Aaron Michael (Wendy); grandchildren, Megan, Zachary and Brooke; sisters, Dorothy Mae (Wayne) Darras and little sis Mary (Randy) Ricci. Also survived by brother, Jack Kelker; and sister, Kay Weinstock; niece, Tracy Richards; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Ted attended St. Patrick’s grade school and graduated from Roncalli High School in 1970. He was retired from Continental Airlines. Ted was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses for 41 years and served his congregation as an elder. A memorial service was held in Houston.
Keller, E. A.
E. A. Keller – Walsenburg World – August 14, 1902 – Mr. Keller, an old time resident of this neighborhood, was killed in the mine explosion at Aguilar. He leaves a widow and large family to mourn his loss. Walsenburg World – August 14, 1902 – A sad accident at the Broadhead Mine in Aguilar deprived this section of one of its best citizens, Mr. E. A. Keller, and a wife and children of a most loving husband and father. The sorrowing ones have the sympathy of this entire community.
Evelyn Keller - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 2016 - Evelyn Keller, 87, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away on March 21, 2016. She was born on April 3, 1928, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Willard; and sister, Alice Connor. She also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was a very loving, devoted wife and a wonderful sister, aunt and friend. Evelyn always had a beautiful smile for everyone. Preceded in death by her parents, Anna and Alex Uhal; brothers, Petey, Andrew, John and Michael; sisters, Mary Maikovich, Helen Zupancic, Anna Pruss, Sophie Rooth, Julia Danda and Marge Elich. Parastas at 7 p.m. on Thursday, and funeral service at 1 p.m. on Friday, both services at St. Michael Orthodox Christian Church, 801 Summit, with the Rev. Zechariah Lynch officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received after interment at St. Michael Church basement. A special thanks to Dr. Matthew Simonich for his kindness and great care he has given us. Donations may be made to St. Michael Orthodox Christian Church in Evelyn’s memory.
Isabel Keller - Chronicle News - October 4, 2017 - Isabel Keller, 97, longtime resident of Aguilar, passed away peacefully surrounded by family in Fort Collins on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Isabel was born in Colorado in 1920, to Smith and Lucy McAtee. She married Carl Keller in 1937. Carl and Isabel raised their five children in Aguilar, where she lived for 62 years. She loved cooking for and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed making quilts and reading. She was dedicated to serving her Lord Jesus in all areas of her life and she was a mighty prayer warrior for her family. Isabel is survived by her children Charles (Carol) Keller, Monte Vista; Gilbert (Anita) Keller, Grand Junction; Virginia (Felix) DiGiallonardo, Fort Collins; Helen (Larry) Geist, Fort Collins; daughter-in-law, Janice (Norman) Keller-Williams, Pueblo; sister, Leila Brock, California; brother, Norman (Pearl) McAtee, Loveland; Floyd (Lois) McAtee, Idaho; sister in-law Jean McAtee, Oregon; thirteen grandchildren; twenty four great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl; son, Richard; and brother, Earl McAtee. A celebration of Isabel’s life was held in Fort Collins on Friday, September 22 with burial in Aguilar on September 23.
Jessie "Toots" Keller - Chronicle News - March 14, 2012 - Jessie "Toots" Keller died Sunday, March 4, 2012 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jessie Gwendolyn Rhea was born November 12, 1923 in White Dear Texas. She was raised in Dalhart and graduated from Dalhart High School. Jessie married Richard Earl "Red" Keller on February 23, 1949 in Dalhart, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of the UTU Ladies Auxiliary. She is preceded in death by her parents Lee Roy and Goldafay (Nelson) Rhea, 1st husband Oscar T. Hyso, daughter Gwendolyn Green, and husband Richard Keller. Jessie is survived by her sons, Oscar (Tom) Hyso, (Mary) of Hurley, NM, James Hyso, (Susan) of Trinidad, Co and John Keller of Albuquerque, NM and daughter Fada Keller of Arlington, Texas, seven grandchildren , 11 great-grandchildren and special neighbor and friend Virginia Wright. A private family service was held on Saturday, March 10, 2012 in Dalhart, Texas. Courtesy Comi Funeral Home
Mary (Bratina) Keller - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2014 - Mary (Bratina) Keller, 101, born June 5, 1913, released by our loving God from her temporary body on July 26, 2014. Preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Keller; parents, Steven and Rosa Bratina; brothers, Steve, John, William, Ed and Stanley Bratina; sisters, Anna Papish and Liz Young. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A lifelong Pueblo resident, Mary retired from the U.S. Postal Service. The family extends its gratitude to University Park Care Center, where Mary formed long-term friendships with many staff. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at St. Mary Help of Christians Church, 217 E. Mesa Ave. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
Kelling, Dale Franklin
Dale Franklin Kelling - Wet Mountain Tribune - April 17, 2003 - Former Westcliffe mayor and long-time civic leader Dale Franklin Kelling died last Thursday, April 10, 2003, at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo. He was 76. While he had been in failing health for the past several months, his condition only worsened about 10 days prior to his death. Mr. Kelling was born Jan. 16, 1927 in Westcliffe to August and Helena (Haller) Kelling. At the age of two, he and his family moved to the San Luis Valley. He attended grade school at the St. Peter’s Lutheran School in Monte Vista, and was a graduate of Rio Grande High School in Monte Vista. Mr. Kelling began service in the U.S. Navy in 1944 and was honorably discharged in 1945. He then worked in Monte Vista and in Northern California. He was chief of the Monte Vista Fire Department from 1958 to 1961. He returned to the Wet Mountain Valley, and in 1974 purchased the L&B Propane Gas Co. in Westcliffe. He operated that business until selling it in 1985. Mr. Kelling was active in numerous community organizations. He was chairman of the Voters Assembly of Hope Lutheran Church here from 1988 to 1996. He served as a Westcliffe town trustee from 1988 to 1990 when he was elected mayor, a position he held until 2002. He was a member of the Regional Planning Commission from 1987 to 2002, having served two years as the board’s chairman. Additionally, he was a member and treasurer of the Round Mountain Water and Sanitation District from 1995 until his death. Mr. Kelling is survived by a son, Timothy Dale Kelling of Chicago and Westcliffe. Also surviving are a grandson, Taylor Dale Kelling of Dallas, Texas; a brother, Robert Lawrence Kelling and family of Colorado Springs; and a sister, Judith Ann Bauer and family, also of Colorado Springs. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 15, at Hope Lutheran Church in Westcliffe with Pastor Wayne Riddering officiating. Interment followed at the [Hope] Lutheran Cemetery south of Westcliffe. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Custer County Library at P.O. Box 689 in Westcliffe for the support of the proposed Western History Center.
Emilie (Hanssen) Kelling - Wet Mountain Tribune - May 9, 1969 - Funeral Held Here For Emilie Kelling - Mrs. Emilie Kelling died May 3 at a Pueblo nursing home. Mrs. Kelling was born in the Wet Mountain Valley on Aug 2, 1888, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hanssen, Sr. She was married to C. W. Kelling at Raton, N.M. in October 1914. He preceded her in death in 1954. Mrs. Kelling had lived here all of her life until she moved to Pueblo about 12 years ago to live with a granddaughter. She was a member of Hope Lutheran church, Westcliffe, and a member of the Ladies Aid. Survivors include two step-sons, Carl Kelling and W. F. Kelling of Westcliffe; a sister, Mrs. Emma Roche of Canon City; two brothers, Herman Hanssen of Canon City and Edward Hanssen of Westcliffe; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 6, at 2 p.m. at Hope Lutheran church with Pastor Marvin Albers in charge. Pallbearers were Edward Roche, Walter Roche and Freddie Roche of Canon City, Albert Hanssen, Harry Hanssen and Jack Geroux of Westcliffe. All the pallbearers were nephews of Mrs. Kelling. Burial was in the Lutheran cemetery under the direction of the Menzel Funeral Home.
Kelling, Mary Augusta
Mary Agusta Kelling - Wet Mountain Tribune - August 4, 1961 - Mrs. Mary Kelling Succumbs July 27 - Mrs. Mary Kelling, a lifelong resident of Custer county, died on Thursday, July 27, in a Canon City hospital. She had been in ill health for the past 13 years but became critical only one day before her death. Mary Augusta Hanssen was born March 23, 1885 in Rosita. She was baptized into Hope Lutheran church, Westcliffe, on Oct. 11, 1885 and confirmed on March 26, 1899. She was married to Frank Kelling on June 5, 1907. He preceded her in death in 1921. To this union was born one daughter who survives. Mr. and Mrs. Kelling lived on a ranch where they farmed for 17 years before moving to Westcliffe where she lived the remainder of her life. She was a life-long member of Hope Lutheran church and a charter member of the Ladies Aid. Those who survive include her daughter, Mrs. Minnie Armstrong of Westcliffe; a stepson, August Kelling of Monte Vista; three sisters, Lena Schulze of Westcliffe, Emelie Kelling of Pueblo and Emma Roche of Canon City; two brothers, Herman Hanssen of Canon City and Edward Hanssen of Westcliffe; four step-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Funeral services were held from Hope Lutheran church in Westcliffe with Rev. Riske of Canon City officiating. Burial was in Hope Lutheran cemetery. Pallbearers were Fred Roche, Walter Roche, Albert Hanssen, Harry Hanssen, Carl Kelling and Emil Hartbauer.
William Frederick Kelling - Wet Mountain Tribune - May 1, 1986 - William Kelling Dies - Funeral services were held in Westcliffe on April 21, for Valley native William Frederick Kelling. Mr. Kelling, a resident of Williamsburg since 1977, died in Florence on April 18, 1986. He was 78. He was born in Westcliffe on April 21, 1907 to Charles W. and Amelia Hemme Kelling, and had been a resident of the Wet Mountain Valley most of his life, and had operated a ranch here. He also had been employed by the Custer County road crew. His grandparents came to the region with the German colony in 1870. Mr. Kelling moved from Westcliffe to Williamsburg in 1977, and he lived there until his death. Mr. Kelling married Alice Audene Wilson in Westcliffe on March 1, 1939. She survives, as do a nephew and two nieces, Floyd A. Kelling, Mary Gretton and Lorene Nigh, all of Pueblo. Also surviving is a sister-in-law, Myrtle Hastings. He was preceded in death by a brother in 1969. Funeral services were held at Hope Lutheran Church in Westcliffe, with Rev. Thomas Cruickshank officiating. Pallbearers were Carl Miller, Marvin Miller, John Coleman, Myles Coleman, Wilbur Vickerman, Earl Erps and John Ulsh. Interment was at the Hope Lutheran Cemetery south of Westcliffe.
Kelling, William H.
William H. Kelling - Wet Mountain Tribune - March 22, 1940 - Services Held for William H. Kelling - Funeral services were held at Hope Lutheran Church Thursday morning for William H. Kelling, who died at his home in Westcliffe Sunday night after a brief illness. Obsequies were conducted by Rev. Herrmann of Pueblo, with the Menzel Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Kelling had resided in the Valley since 1870, coming here with his parents and the German colony at that time. He was born on Nov. 10, 1868, near Berlin, Germany. Prior to his retirement a few years ago, he had engaged in ranching in the Valley, spending most of his life at that occupation. Always interested in the welfare of the community, he was a charter member of the Custer County Chamber of Commerce, and is the first member of that organization to pass on. He was confirmed in the Lutheran faith on October 11, 1885, and on January 1, 1891, became a voting member of the Hope Lutheran congregation, of which he has been a member since, always taking a great interest in the affairs of his church. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Minnie Graves of California; and three brothers, C. H. and Frank Kelling of Westcliffe, and Fred Kelling of Hollywood, California. In addition, several nephews and nieces survive him, as well as a wide circle of friends who regret his death. Interment was in the Lutheran cemetery, with Louis Hartbauer, Louis Mueller, Frank Wagner, Sr., Gustav Lange, Geo. Jauch and Charles Miller acting as pallbearers.
Kelloff, George W.
George W. Kelloff - Chronicle News - November 6, 2017 - George W. Kelloff, 96, passed away on Sun. October 29, 2017 at home in Fountain Hills, AZ with family by his side. George was born in Segundo, Colo. on February 22, 1921. His parents, Lebanese immigrants, owed a grocery store and movie theater in Aguilar. George lived and worked in the family business until enlisting in the US Navy in 1941. He was stationed aboard the USS Mindanao in the Pacific and served for the duration of the war. Proud of his military service, he was an active member of the VFW until his death. In later years he had the opportunity to visit Washington, DC on an Honor Flight. His grandchildren loved to listen to their “Jido” tell stories about his time in the service. He loved family time especially with his grandchildren at their family cabin. George was a talented musician. He loved all music, especially the big band sound and played in a dance band before, during and after the war. He spent many hours entertaining shipmates with his songs, saxophone and skits. After the war, he formed the George Kelloff Orchestra, playing evening dance jobs around southern Colorado. One evening while playing, he met Edna Mae Cunico, Sopris, Colo. and they began a love affair lasting until his passing. He attended Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo. on the GI bill and graduated with a degree in music. He taught his granddaughters to appreciate polka music which they sang on the way to the cabin and back. In 1955 George and Edna Mae moved to Monte Vista, Colo. and opened the Star Drive-In. A creative entrepreneur, he gave birth to a unique concept of a drive-in/movie motel in addition to many other business ventures. In 1964, he gave Monte Vista the unique distinction of having the world’s only movie motel receiving worldwide attention. He was most at home selling tickets in the box-office at the Star Drive-in for many years. He was active in many civic functions in Monte Vista. George retired from the motel and theater business in 2002 at the age of 80. During retirement George and Edna Mae made their home in Fountain Hills, AZ enjoying many friends. George was preceded in death by his parents Najib and Susan, brother, Mitchell, sisters, Olga, Edna and Rose. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Edna Mae, son George (Judy) Kelloff, Fountain Hills, daughter Susan (Craig) Miner, Monte Vista, grandchildren Nicholas Miner, Ben Kelloff, Shayla Miner and Mary Kelloff, godson Gary (Susan) Machetta, Denver and many nephews and nieces. Cremation was chosen. A memorial mass will be held on Saturday November 25 at 10:00 a.m., Church of the Ascension Catholic Church in Fountain Hill, AZ.
Frank Kellogg – Walsenburg World – July 21, 1903 – Frank Kellogg, living near Arvada, was struck by lightning and had two horses killed Thursday while working in a field near his home.
Kelly, Albert Henry
Albert Henry Kelly - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2015 - Albert Henry Kelly, 92, born Feb. 7, 1923, in Nesbitt, Neb., to the union of Clarence and Ida Kelly, passed away Feb. 15, 2015, in Pueblo. Survived by his son, Laron (Karla) Kelly; grandchildren, Brandon (Kim) Wright, Jefferson Kelly and Ashley (Derek) Smith; great-grandchildren, Serenity Wright, Tristan Constuble and Tyler Smith. Preceded in death by his first wife, Betty; second wife, Hazel; three daughters, Joyce Ida, passed 1955, Rita K., passed 1953 and Carol Ann, passed 1953; and parents. Albert served in the U.S. Army and later retired from CF&I Steel Mill. He enjoyed gardening, bowling and was an amazing pool player. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. Funeral service, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, both held at Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements, Adrian Comer.
Kelly, Anne M.
Anne M. Kelly - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 2017 - Anne M. Kelly, 84, passed away on Dec. 25, 2017. Survived by her husband of 62 years, James F. Kelly; children, Linda Ann (Robert) LaRocca of Pueblo, Michael James (Emily) Kelly of Oregon; siblings, Margaret Houston of Stanford, Conn., Ian Paxton of Shelton, Conn. and Ella Musk of Scotland; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents. Anne was born to Charles and Margaret Paxton on Feb. 9, 1933, in Lochgelly, Fife, Scotland. She was a member of Our Lady of the Meadows and loved traveling and walking. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at Our Lady of the Meadows, 23 Starling Dr. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.
Bill Kelly – Walsenburg World – April 29, 1896 – Word has reached here that Bill Kelly and a deputy sheriff of Las Animas County named Green have both been killed on the Trinchera in the Stonewall country. Kelly and Green were out looking for some desperado that was wanted in Las Animas County and strayed too far into that fatal region from which few officers of the law have ever returned. The report is that both bodies have been found riddled with bullets. Kelly is well known in this County and was a deputy under Sheriff O’Malley.
Kelly, David D.
David D. Kelly - Chronicle News - April 13, 2007 - David D. Kelly, age 48, died at his home in Colorado Springs on April 9, 2007 after a four year battle with scleroderma. He was born January 2, 1959, in Trinidad, Colorado to Donald and Marlene Kelly. He grew up in Fort Collins and graduated from Rocky Mountain High School in 1977. He graduated from CSU with a B.A and M.A. in History. He then joined the U.S. Army and attended the Defense Language Institute in Monterey California, where he studied the Czech language and was then stationed in Germany where he served in an intelligence unit. After leaving the army, he attended the University of Nebraska and attained a PhD in History in 1994. Upon completion of his PhD, he moved to the Czech Republic and taught at the Foreign Languages Institute. In 2001, he returned to the U.S. and taught at the university level. During his academic career he published and presented numerous papers on Czech and Slavic history. At the time of his death, he was employed by the U.S. Northern Command (NORCOM) at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs as a historian. Dave was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling, especially in Eastern Europe. He is survived by his parents, Donald and Marlene Kelly of Fort Collins, his sister, Kathleen Little and husband, Mark of Broomfield, Colorado, grandmother, Josephine Dawn of Trinidad, Colorado, and aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Walter and Margaret Kelly of Fort Collins and grandfather, Clyde Dawn of Trinidad, Colorado. A memorial service will be at 11:00AM on Saturday, April 14, 2007 at the First United Methodist Church in Fort Collins. Memorial contributions may be made to the Scleroderma Foundations in care of the Bohlender Funeral Chapel, 121 W. Olive, Fort Collins, CO 80524.
Kelly, J. M. (Mrs.)
Mrs. J. M. Kelly – Walsenburg World – June 5, 1919 – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, on Thursday, May 29, 1919, Mrs. J. M. Kelly of tuberculosis. Mrs. Kelly was the wife of Mr. J. M. Kelly, the manager of the Walsenburg branch of the Trinidad Electric Company. The body of the deceased was taken to Illinois for burial. Walsenburg World – June 5, 1919 – Card of Thanks – I wish to extend my thanks to the friends and neighbors who were so kind to me at the time of the death of Mrs. Kelly. J. M. Kelly.
Kelly, Kent D.
Kent D. Kelly - Chronicle News - February 28, 2007 - Truck driver killed in crash - The driver of a 1995 water tanker truck was fatally injured when he reportedly lost control of his vehicle yesterday morning at approximately 10:30 a.m. The driver of the vehicle had not yet been identified at press time. Information regarding the employer of the driver or owner of the vehicle was also not readily available. The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating the single vehicle accident that occurred on an unnamed road in the Colorado State Wildlife area, 1.9 miles southwest of Las Animas County road 31.9, in Wet Canyon. The CSP report stated that the vehicle was driving down a steep downgrade, in a left hand curve, when it lost control and yawed off the right side of the road. The vehicle rolled down the steep embankment for 200 feet, where the water tank became separated from the truck. The driver was ejected about half way down the embankment. Las Animas County Coroner Rob Bukovac pronounced the victim dead at the scene. Speed is suspected to have played a role in the accident, but drugs or alcohol are not suspected. Chronicle News - March 1, 2007 - Driver in water truck accident identified - The identity of the driver that was fatally injured in an accident Tuesday while driving a water truck in the Wet Canyon area was listed by Colorado State Patrol as Kent D. Kelly, 41, of Walsenburg. Kelly reportedly was driving down a steep downgrade, in a left hand curve, when he lost control of the truck and rolled down a steep embankment for 200 feet, where the water tank became separated from the truck. Kelly was ejected from the vehicle approximately halfway down the embankment. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Kelly, Phyllis Anne
Phyllis Anne Kelly - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 2015 - Phyllis Anne Kelly, born Dec. 19, 1929, to John and Winifred Edwards, passed away on July 28, 2015, at the age of 85. Phyllis was raised with her four siblings in Shoals, Ind., and attended college in Greeley, Colo. After college, Phyllis was a fire watcher in Idaho and taught kindergarten and first grade for many school districts including 21 years at District 70. Phyllis was a passionate educator and a creative artist who captured the great landscapes of the Southwest. Phyllis enjoyed 30 years of retirement by enjoying the companionship of her sister, Gwen Boyer; and friend, Shirley Schwab; as well as spending time with her family and friends. Phyllis was very fond of animals, bird watching, the outdoors and creating art with the Wednesday painters group of Colorado City. She will be remembered for her kindness, passion for art and nature and caring personality. Phyllis is survived by her sister, Gwen Boyer; daughter and son-in-law, Shannon Kelly-Lung, Ben Lung; grandchildren, Michael Kelly, John (Melissa Berrett) Moore, Vincent (Allysha) Moore; nephew, Brian (Tammy) Boyer; former son-in-law, Douglas Moore; and former daughter-in-law, Mary Kay Deverich. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.
Kelly, Thomas Patrick
Thomas Patrick Kelly - The Gazette - January 11, 2006 - Thomas Patrick Kelly was born on March 27, 1914 to Thomas P. and Mary (Clark) Kelly, and passed from this life on January 8, 2006. Thomas Kelly came to Walsenburg, Colorado, to Civilian Conservation camp in 1938 and moved to Colorado Springs in 1944. During his stay in the Civilian Conservation camp he met Ann Nardini and married her in 1938; they had two sons: John Francis Kelly and Thomas Kelly, Jr.. Thomas worked for Pike View Coal Mine from 1945 to 1956. He then worked for School District #11 as Head of Landscaping from 1956 to 1979. Thomas also owned a private lawn care business for 25 years. Thomas Kelly worked the North Gate of Gerry Berry Stadium since it opened in 1960, as well as three years prior, while games were held at Colorado College for School District #11 (1957-1960). He worked closely with all coaches, athletic directors, teachers and administrators. Thomas stood strong in bitter cold and snow and has been an inspiration to everyone that passes that gate. In 2003 the North Gate of Gerry Berry Stadium was named the Tom Kelly Gate. Thomas Kelly loved all sports, especially football, soccer, baseball and wrestling. He played semi-pro baseball while in Civilian Conservation and that was the reason he was asked to work at the stadium, to watch and help the athletics programs at District #11. Thomas was family oriented and loved children and helping people. If you knew him at all, you knew he loved all people and helping wherever he could. He always had candy that he gave to children and adults during his walks each day. Thomas always had that big smile and handshake. Thomas stayed active and even at 91 still walked four to five times a day and enjoyed joking and being with people. His calling in life was to make people feel good about themselves. He truly loved all people and treated everyone as his own personal friend. Thomas was not afraid to talk to anyone on the street; nobody was a stranger to him. He trusted everyone and saw the good qualities in all people. Thomas was truly an inspiration to everyone that knew him. Thomas Kelly is survived by a son, Thomas Kelly, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Paula Kelly that he truly loved. He was preceded in death by wife, Ann Kelly; a son, John Kelly; a sister, Mary Kelly; and a brother, Francis Kelly. Viewing of the body will be 3:00 - 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at Swan-Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Avenue. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, January 12, 2006 at Woodmen Valley Stone Chapel, 477 Woodmen Road, Colorado Springs with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.
Keloff, Victoria E.
Victoria E. Keloff - Chronicle News - January 11, 2006 - Victoria E. Keloff, 94, of Farmington, NM passed away January 7, 2006 in Farmington. She was born August 23, 1911 in Aguilar, Colorado, to Richard Kelloff and Margaret Nabeha Rahy. She was the second oldest of four children. She married Jim Keloff in 1926 and moved from Aguilar to Trinidad in 1930. Victoria lived most of her life in Trinidad, Colorado. She was a member of the Trinidad Chamber of Commerce, the Knife and Fork Club, and a founding member of the Elks Club in Trinidad. In 1982, she moved to Farmington to be closer to her sister and family. Victoria worked in a women’s clothing store for 25 years and very much enjoyed visiting with customers and helping people. She was an avid gardener and always had a beautiful yard full of colorful roses. She also enjoyed traveling and made trips to Europe, Hawaii, and many different places in the United States. She loved to play bridge with the ladies club and enjoyed entertaining in her home. Her husband, Jim, preceded her in death in 1952. She was also preceded in death by all of her siblings, Joe R. Kelloff, Tom R. Kelloff and Helen Fayad. She is survived by her brother-in-law Louis Fayad of Aztec; sister-in-law Patricia Kelloff of Portland; nieces and nephews Ann Gattis and husband Jerry of Farmington; Carol Hatfield and husband Warren of Aztec; Joseph Fayad and wife Laura of Farmington; Harold Kelloff and wife Kay of Alamosa, Colorado; Dr. Gary Kelloff and wife Caroline of Fairfax, Virginia; Karl Kelloff and wife Judie, Janeen Wadsworth and husband Jim, and Jim Kelloff and wife Debbie, all of Portland, Oregon. Numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews also survive her. Pallbearers were Harold Kelloff, Joe Fayad, Louis Fayad II, Jerry Gattis and Warren Hatfield. Mass of Christian Burial was held January 10, 2006 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with Monsignor Gomez as celebrant. Burial followed at Memory Gardens. Victoria was in the care of Cope Memorial Chapel, 404 West Arrington, Farmington, NM 87401, 505-327-5142.
Kelso, Melvin Luther
Melvin Luther Kelso - Pueblo Chieftain - April 6, 2017 - Melvin Luther Kelso, age 91, passed away April 4, 2017. Mel was born in Pueblo on Jan. 27, 1926. He attended Central High School and graduated from Abilene Christian University after serving in the Navy during WWII. Mel served as a teacher with District 60 for many years. Mel was preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Margaret Kelso; and his brother, Jerry Kelso. Also preceded by the wife of his youth and the mother of his children, Constance Graves Kelso. Mel is survived by his wife, Irene Kelso; his children, Mike (Sue) Kelso, Ted (Terri) Kelso, Gordon (Sheila) Kelso, Tom (Liz) Kelso, Lue Jane (Sam) King, Pam (Ken) Barton, Becky (Hank) Hahne, Gary Golladay and Jeff Golladay. Mel was blessed with 21 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at the Southwest Church of Christ, 1635 S. Pueblo Blvd. Interment in the Mountain View Cemetery will follow. Memorial gifts may be made to Casa de la Esperanza Children's Home in care of the Southwest Church of Christ.
Benefiel Kemmerer – Walsenburg World – February 16, 1904 – The body of Benefiel Kemmerer was buried here Sunday. Mr. Kemmerer died in Albuquerque last Friday.
Kemp, John C.
John C. “J.C.” Kemp - Chronicle News - July 23, 2004 - John C. “J.C.” Kemp, age 49, passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad, Colorado on July 19, 2004. Visitation will be Monday, from 11:00AM-Noon at the Comi Funeral Home. Graveside services will be Monday, July 26, 2004 at 1:00PM at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with Rev. Cary Nelson officiating. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Kemp Joan was born in Canon City, Colo., in 1942, and was the daughter of the - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2016 - Olene Joan Kemp, 73, of Rye, Colo., passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016. Olene Joan late Clifford and Olene Proctor (Wall). Joan is survived by her husband of 55 years, Charles Joseph “Joe” Kemp; and her five children, Tonja (Wayne), Brenda (Jeff), David (Monica), Karen (Russ) and Jean (Mattloch); four grandchildren, Ryan, CJ, Abigail and Alejandro. A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, April 30, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 4121 Nature Center Road, Pueblo, CO 81003.
Opal Kemper - Pueblo Chieftain - December 4, 2017 - Opal Kemper, 94. Private entombment, Mountain View Cemetery Chapel Mausoleum.
Kemple, Betty June
Betty June Kemple - Pueblo Chieftain - July 05, 2007 - Betty June Kemple, 84, passed away July 1, 2007. Daughter of Gillard and Marguerite Hocking, she was born June 3, 1923, in Pueblo, where she spent most of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Kemple; sister, Jean (Roy) Boughton; and brother, Joe (Lois) Hocking. Survived by her daughters, Linda (Bob) Fletcher and Patricia Rhodes; grandchildren, Scott (Jill) Rhodes, Matthew Rhodes, Deborah Rhodes, her sister Marilyn (Paul) Chesley; and brothers, James (Judy) Hocking and Le Roy (Elaine) Hocking; as well as many nieces and nephews. Betty worked with her husband, and at the Pueblo Divine Science Church before retiring. She spent a lot of time with her grandchildren in Lakewood, Colo., and then her final months with Linda in Holly, Colo. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile, blue eyes and kind and helping way. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2007, Pueblo Divine Science Church. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Cancer Society or charity of your choice.
Cynthia Kendall - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2015 - Cynthia Kendall. Passed away Dec. 2, 2015. Survived by twin sons, Matthew and Garrett Kendall; grandchildren, Haylee, Jayce and Lorelei Kendall.
James "Bud" Kendall - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2017 - James "Bud" Kendall, 78, passed away June 9, 2017, in an auto accident while on vacation. He was born in Pueblo, Colo., on Sept. 9, 1938, to James and Josephine Kendall. Preceded in death by his parents; and beloved wife, Kay. He leaves behind his daughter, Kelly (Kenny) DeGrasse; grandchildren, Jessica, Aric and Dillon; sister, Anita L. Skipper Kendall; brothers, Paul and Ron (Connie); and numerous other loved ones. Bud went to Central High School and then joined the Marines, where he spent four years during the Korean Conflict. He married Kay (Rozich) in 1960, his high school sweetheart. He had numerous jobs, and was the owner of High Flite Hobbies for 25 years. In 2004, Bud joined his brother and sister-in-law at Pet Paradise, where he worked until his death. Bud loved his dogs and enjoyed electric trains and model planes. He really loved taking his dogs in the RV and traveling to Nevada, New Mexico and around Colorado. Instead of flowers and food, donations may be made in his honor to PAWS for Life and hospice. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, June 29, 2017, at George McCarthy Historic Chapel, with interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.
John Kenesick – Walsenburg World – October 24, 1918 – John Kenesick, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kenesick of Pueblo, was accidentally killed while hunting rabbits with several companions 19 miles south of Pueblo on the Rye Road.
Vern R. Kenley - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 2014 - Vern R. Kenley, 57, Pueblo, died Dec. 6, 2014. Preceded in death by father, Vern R. Kenley Sr. Survived by mother, JoAnn Kenley; sons, Josh Smith and Ben Kenley; sister, Valerie (Filip) Babitz. Cremation has taken place; family service at a later date.
Kenlon, Dorothy Louise
Dorothy Louise Kenlon - Chronicle News - March 27, 2013 - Dorothy Louise Kenlon, age 90, died Friday, March 22 in Gunnison after a long period of declining health. Dorothy was born Nov. 16, 1922 in Trinidad to Louis and Minnie. She graduated from Holy Trinity Catholic School in Trinidad. Shortly after high school, she passed rigorous federal security clearance and moved to Washington D.C. to take a position with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. She worked in a supporting role to FBI case investigators for several years. She married Lewis Keith Kenlon on July 24, 1943 in Washington. After World War II, the couple relocated to Colorado to raise their family, living in Trinidad, Pueblo, Denver, and Boulder. Dorothy was an active volunteer in her children's schools and always remained physically fit. In the early 1990s, she won the senior citizen's age category in the Bolder Boulder 10K. After her husband died in 1997, Dorothy moved from Rifle to Eagle. She enjoyed activities at the Golden Eagle Senior Center and St. Mary's Catholic Church. She moved to Gunnison in 2011 and passed away at Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center. Dorothy's loving spirit contributed greatly to the world around her. She never lost her kind and cheerful spirit, displaying it often with her beaming smile. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters, and two brothers. She is survived by son Ken Kenlon and his wife, Jan, of Gunnison; daughter Becky Kenlon Baptist of Gunnison; son Dan Kenlon and his wife, Anne, of Corning, N.Y.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. The family will hold a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Gunnison. Private interment services will be held later this year at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver. Memorials in Dorothy's name may be made to Gunnison Valley Health, Home Health Care and Hospice, 120 N. Boulevard St., Gunnison, CO 81230.
Kennedy, Calvin F.
Calvin F. Kennedy - Chronicle News - August 31, 2016 - Calvin F. Kennedy passed away on Aug. 28, 2016 at his home, surrounded by his loving wife and daughters. He was born on Dec. 7, 1933 in Russellville, Arkansas to Calvin E. and Vida Mae (Williams) Kennedy. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Veryl Kennedy, and one sister, Inez Kennedy-Kristensen and two grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carole (Bellar) Kennedy as well as his 3 daughters Kim Kennedy, Cara Kennedy, and Julie Kennedy-Bradbury along with 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Calvin also has 3 brothers, Lowell (Norma) Kennedy, Jim (Connie) Kennedy, and Ken (Emma) Kennedy as well as 23 nieces and nephews, 18 great-nieces and nephews and 7 great-great-nieces and nephews. He also has a brother and sister in law, Richard and Judy (Bellar) Warren of Longmont, Colo. Calvin attended La Junta High School where he met the love of his life, Carole. They were married on July 22, 1956 at the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in La Junta. From there, Calvin proceeded to enjoy the beginning of several professions in his life. He worked in La Junta as a police officer and graduated from Otero Junior College in 1954. After he graduated from Western State College in 1958, he taught one year in New Mexico and then he taught at the La Junta High School for 5 years. Throughout the rest of his life he taught and substituted at many schools in Colorado and Oklahoma. Calvin joined the Army in 1963 where he served in two combat tours. The first tour was with the 25th Infantry Division and is when he received his Purple Heart. The second tour was with 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam as Commander of Camp Campbell. Calvin also received 2 Bronze Stars, 6 medals and various other awards and decorations and retired as a Captain in the United States Army. In 1974, Calvin graduated from the Seminary at Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma with a Masters in Divinity. After he graduated he pastored in many churches to include Mannford, OK. Billings, OK, Anadarko, OK, Trinidad, CO, Las Animas, CO, and Raton, NM and would fill in at many other churches that needed a temporary minister. Out of all the professions Calvin had, he always said that his greatest love and calling was to serve the Lord. He said he has ministered, counseled and served God's people for most of his life and that it was the most satisfying thing he could have ever done. Calvin has now joined his Father in Heaven. Although he will be greatly missed by his family and friends, everyone knows that Calvin has been greeted with open arms into Heaven by God, Jesus and all Calvin's family members who have proceeded him. God can now say, "Welcome home and well done my good and faithful servant". Funeral service will be Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, at 10:45 a.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene, 10th and Topeka in La Junta with Pastor Gordon Smith officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Peacock Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Arkansas Valley Hospice Assoc., P.O. Box 408, La Junta, CO, 81050 direct or through the funeral home. Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home & Arkansas Valley Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Kennedy, Lorraine Ann
Lorraine Ann Kennedy - Pueblo Chieftain - April 5, 2017 - Lorraine Ann Kennedy, 88 years old, left this world to live with Jesus, April 1, 2017. Lorraine was born Aug. 2, 1928, in Pfeiffer, Kan., but lived in Pueblo from early childhood. She spent many years working as a banquet waitress for the Minnequa University Club where she made many friends and was loved by everyone. Lorraine was preceded in death by three sisters, Geneva Wesler, Lavina Jamnick and Martina Moyot. Lavina and Jenny were employees of Bollinger's Bookstore for many years in Bessemer. Lorraine is survived by her only daughter and son-in-law, Marlene and Paul May. She also leaves behind grandchildren, Patrick and Brenda May; great-grandchildren, Cassie (Spencer) Trevorrow, Jessica (Jared) Larson; and a great-great-grand-child, Fallyn Larson. Many loving nieces and nephews will miss her too, including, Carol Svendsen, Billie Sue and Shelly Birch, June (Ted) Bamber and Cathy Henson. Special thanks to friends and caregivers, Fran Koral, Denise Sabus, Connie Lerma; and the Sangre de Cristo Hospice Angels. Many thanks, too, for all the prayers lifted up on our behalf when they were needed most. Mama, you have left a void in our hearts that can never be filled. Details of the Celebration of her life to follow.
Marion Ingeborg Kennedy - The Gazette - December 10, 2006 - Marion Ingeborg Kennedy ascended on December 6, 2006. Born in Berlin, Germany she came to the U.S. as a war bride and married Michael Silva, who was killed in 1957. She later made her home in California where she taught dance and modeled in Hollywood. In 1961 she remarried R.R. Kennedy of Kansas City, MO. Who preceded her in death in 1968. she made her home in Colorado Springs in 1973. She always said it reminded her of Germany. She was preceded in death by her mother, Fritzle Costephens and stepfather L. Costephens of Walsenburg, CO. She is survived by two daughters, Evita Pacheco and her husband, Don Pacheco of Colorado Springs and Edith (Edyl) Payne and her husband, Phillip Payne and their two children: April and Phillip, Jr.; granddaughter, Michelle Stapeton and husband Travis Horn of Colorado Springs; granddaughter, Michelle Stapeton and husband, Travis Horn of Colorado Springs; great granddaughters: Alex Blackwell and Katie Stapleton both of Colorado Springs. Additionally she is survived by her caretaker and companion Ms. Darlene Clausen who was with her when she suffered a brain hemorrhage. Out of respect for her wishes, there will be no services. Please make donations to Pikes Peak Hospice at St. Francis Hospital in lieu of flowers. The family intends to spread her ashes in her beloved Baden-Baden, Germany.
Kenner, Wanda Lee
Wanda Lee Kenner - Durango Herald - June 24, 2012 - Durango resident Wanda Lee Kenner died Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Four Corners Health Care Center. She was 89. Mrs. Kenner was born to George and Minnie Robinson on Aug. 13, 1922, in Augusta. She grew up on the Arnold Ranch at the foot of the Spanish Peaks in south-central Colorado. She attended a one-room schoolhouse, riding with her sister on horseback to the school. She graduated from Trinidad High School and then attended Trinidad Junior College, earning a teaching certificate. Mrs. Kenner went on to earn a bachelor's degree in teaching from Western State College in Gunnison. She taught school for nine years, first in a one-room schoolhouse and then in Trinidad. She met her future husband, Elmer Kenner, at a country dance in Ludlow, and they married in June 1950. They started their family and lived on a ranch between Walsenburg and La Junta. Getting tired of living in drought conditions, the family moved to "greener pastures" in Ignacio in August 1963. The Kenner family grew hay and raised sheep, cattle and poultry on their ranch. "Wanda loved her ranching lifestyle," her family said. "Up until she was 80, she still milked her cow and took care of her chickens. She was a wonderful cook. She always served one large full meal to her family every day." Mrs. Kenner also baked bread and desserts, including much-anticipated pies on the weekends. She also gardened and canned. She enjoyed going on picnics with her family and for car rides all around La Plata County. "She will be remembered as a good-natured person who liked to tease a time or two, was very open-minded about progress and spirituality," her family said. "She loved her family, and Wanda herself used to say, 'I'm the luckiest person in the world, I get to live near all my grandchildren.'" Mrs. Kenner was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Kenner; and her daughter Rhonda Kenner. She is survived by her daughters Renee Hronich and Jean Marie Etzler, both of Ignacio; son, George Kenner, of Bayfield; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous extended family members. Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. today, June 24, 2012, at Hood Mortuary Chapel, 1261 East Third Ave. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2012, also at Hood Mortuary Chapel. Deacon Milton Van Cleave of St. Columba Catholic Church will officiate. Burial will take place afterward at Ignacio East Cemetery.
Kenny, Chessie E.
Chessie E. Kenny - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2015 - Chessie E. Kenny, 95, born Dec. 13, 1919, in Danville, Ark., to the union of Damon and Mollie Crook and was called home to the Lord by her sweetheart, Joe, on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2015. Survived by her sisters, Dale Bible and Ramona Weatherly; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her husband, Joe; parents; sisters, Mae Rue, Marie and Pauline. Chessie was a psychiatric nurse for many years and a member of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. She had many talents that are now treasured mementos for her family: china painting, crocheting, and most of all, her baking and recipes. Special thanks to Carrie Thompson for her many years of dedicated care. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. today, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Kent, Richard J.
Richard J. Kent - Denver Post - July 19, 2006 - Dick Kent, 85, of Lakewood, CO passed away July 17, 2006. He was born March 11, 1921 in Trinidad, CO. Dick married Virginia Jones of Bryan, Texas in 1948 and they were due to celebrate their 58th anniversary this October. He was preceded in death by his sister, Nadine Drummond, and his daughter, Susan; and is survived by his wife, Virginia, and sons, Chris of Spokane, WA, and Michael of Steamboat Springs, CO. A World War II Veteran, he served aboard a destroyer in the Pacific. He was a salesman and manager for Trailmobile and Timpte trailers for most of his career. After retirement, he spent many years as a volunteer for the American Red Cross. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at St. John's Chrysostom Episcopal Church, 13151 W. 28th Ave., Golden. Memorial contributions suggested to the American Red Cross.
Kenworthy, A. Joy
A. Joy Kenworthy - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 2016 - A. Joy Kenworthy, Oct. 24, 2016. Visitation, 9:30 a.m. followed by service at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, at First Church of the Nazarene, 85 Stanford. Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home - October 27, 2016 - A. Joy Kenworthy (nee' Humble) – Born to Ruth and Oren Humble on July 19, 1933, in San Angelo, Texas, and was a longtime resident of Pueblo, Colorado. Left this world to be with our Lord on October 24, 2016. Survived by her children, Lynda (David) Belisle and Cory Kenworthy; grandchildren, Becky (Rick) Valencia, Ryan Belisle, Randy (Jessica) Belisle, Kristen (Brad) Palmer and Amy (Zach) Marcus; sister-in-law, Shirley Humble; ten great-grandchildren, Briana Belisle, Dannie Valencia, Devin Marcus, Peyton Marcus, Wyatt Berry, Rhea Belisle, Cole Belisle, Ava Belisle, Andi Palmer, Jack Palmer; and one great-grandchild, Adeline Cabrera, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 48 years, W. Clarence Kenworthy; brother, J Humble; sister, Chlo Grundy; and her parents, Ruth Pile and Oren Pierce Humble. Joy worked for the United States Postal Service as a rural letter carrier, retiring after 20+ years of service. She will always be remembered for her loving, caring and giving nature, her adventurous spirit and her love for her family. She was an avid camper who could make the best campfire meals, she loved riding the motorcycle with Clarence, and Christmas time always brought her such joy. She is dearly loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Until we meet again. Viewing on Friday, October 28, 2016, at 1st Church of the Nazarene, 84 Stanford, Pueblo, CO from 9:30 – 10:00 AM, services following at 10:00 AM, Pastor Steve Unruh officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.
Kenyon, James Pierre Goullet
James Pierre Goullet Kenyon - Pueblo Chieftain – August 24, 2014 - James Pierre Goullet Kenyon, 83, passed away on Aug. 15, 2014. Survived by his children, Hugo Peter Andre Kenyon and Elizabeth Ann Cornelius; grandson, Pierce Andreas Kenyon; siblings, Hugo G.R. (Elizabeth) Kenyon and Marie K. Harrell (N. Marshall Meyers); niece and nephew, Merrill Kenyon (Edmund) Pilot and Doug Kenyon; grandnieces, Lindsay and Nicole Pilot; and caretaker, Pat Armijo. Preceded in death by brother, Robert Gordon Blake Kenyon; and sister, Ann K. Morse. Pierre was born to Hugo Alden Kenyon and Germaine Goullet on Aug. 4, 1931, in Tulsa, Okla. He was, in his own words, “a photographer, scribbler and dauber.” Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at Ascension Episcopal Church, 420 W. 18th St.
Kerby, Alberta Jayne
Alberta Jayne Fouret Kerby - Chronicle News - September 9, 2016 - Alberta Jayne Fouret Kerby, July 4, 1943 - September 6, 2016 Alberta entered eternal life on September 6th, 2016. She was born and raised in Trinidad, Colo. to Mary (Barrett) Fouret and George D. Fouret Sr. She attended Holy Trinity Catholic Schools and graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1961. On December 30th, 1961 she married Jimmy Kerby of Trinidad, Colo. and they had 3 children. They relocated to Colorado Springs, Colo. in 1964 and have lived in that area ever since. Alberta worked in various capacities over the years but found her greatest satisfaction in working for the Colorado Springs Utilities Water Department as a Senior Office Manager as well as working for SC Johnson Wax as a Sales Representative in the Southern Colorado Region. She was a very loving wife and mother and always put her family first. She was passionate about life and brought joy and happiness to all who knew her. She is survived by her husband of 55 years Jimmy Kerby of Monument, Colo., sister Marlene Veltri of Trinidad, Colo., sons Allen and Joe Kerby, daughter Lisa Kerby. Also, 3 grandchildren Brian Crow, and Madison and Shae Kerby. She also enjoyed her 3 great-grandchildren Skyla, Ashlin and Kayli Green. Alberta was preceded in death by her father George D. Fouret Sr., mother Mary (Barrett) Fouret, and brother George D. Fouret Jr. Funeral Services will be held Monday, September 12, 2016 with Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Sebastiani Gym. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Brian Crow, George Veltri, Frank Veltri, Sarah Herrada, Madison Kerby, and Shae Kerby. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Kerby, Esther C.
Esther C. Kerby - Esther C. Kerby, 95, of Greeley died Friday, May 28, 2010, at Bonell Good Samaritan Center. She was born to John Levi and Alice Rae (Byrne) Davis on June 8, 1914, in Trinidad, Colo. On July 14, 1937, she married the Rev. Mr. Robert A. Kerby in Alamosa, Colo. He died in 1991. Esther graduated from Alamosa High School and then attended Business College in Alamosa. After school and before she was married, Esther was employed in a variety of positions including a bank teller and legal secretary in Alamosa. She was a member of the Free Methodist Church. Esther accompanied her husband as he pastored churches in southern and northern Colorado. They moved to Greeley in 1958. Esther enjoyed sending religious literature to friends and family. She was a devoted wife and caretaker for her husband until his death. She is survived by three sons, Paul Kerby and Andrew Kerby, both of Greeley, and John Kerby and wife Marlene of Modesto, Calif.; one daughter Evangeline Burgess of San Mateo, Calif.; sister, Vera Holland of Battle Ground, Wash., as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her husband and a daughter, Lois Kerby preceded her in death. Visitation: Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at the Allnutt Macy Chapel. Services to be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at our chapel. Interment: Linn Grove Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to the charity of choice in care of Allnutt, 702 13th St., Greeley, CO 80631.
Kerby, Nancy Lee
Nancy Lee Kerby - Chronicle News - October 15, 2004 - Nancy Lee Kerby, age 91, passed away on October 13, 2004. She was born December 18, 1912 in Quitaque, Texas to William Noah Ward and Nora Belle (Shaw) Ward. Her parents moved the family to Colorado when Nancy was 5 years old in a covered wagon after the family lost their home in a tornado. Nancy grew up in the Branson and Trinchera, Colorado area. Nancy married Leonard E. Kerby on September 8, 1930. Nancy was a very hard worker. In addition to raising three children, she helped Leonard with his job as custodian of Santa Fe Elementary School in Trinidad, CO and was a housekeeper for several people over the years, and babysat for many children. Nancy was a quilter and made beautiful quilts for her family over the years. Those who have them treasure them. She also loved to do embroidery, and her dish towels were sought after by many family members. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Leonard. Nancy is survived by a son, Dale (Karen) Kerby of Albuquerque, NM; a daughter, Betty (George) Sisson of Truth or Consequences, NM, and a son Jimmy Kerby (Alberta) of Monument, CO. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and many nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 19, 2004 at 10:00AM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Shon Wagner officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Nellie Kerby – Walsenburg World – May 20, 1909 – Died at her home in LaVeta, May 14, 1909, Mrs. Nellie Kerby, of heart failure. She was born in Aguilar, Colorado, November 9, 1884. She came here with her parents in 1900, was married to Luther Kerby on August 15, 1904. This was a very sad affair as she leaves a baby only a little over a week old. Mrs. Kerby was an active member of both the Eastern Star and Pocahontas Lodges and had made many friends here. The funeral will be held in the Methodist Church at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon. The ceremonies at the cemetery will be conducted by the Eastern Star and Pocahontas Lodges. The sorrowing friends and relatives have the entire sympathy of the Advertiser as well as of the community.
Kerkoski, Nancy Lee
Nancy Lee Kerkoski - Pueblo Chieftain - May 6, 2015 - Nancy Lee Kerkoski, 72, passed away May 4, 2015. Survived by sons, Gale Scott (Jennifer A.) Kerkoski II and Mark G. Kerkoski; grandchildren, Alexander S. Kerkoski and Michala E. Kerkoski. Nancy was born to Woodford and Anna (Jones) Rickman on March 5, 1943, in Columbus, Miss. She retired from Colorado Mental Health Institute as a psych tech. She enjoyed watching the Broncos play! Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2015, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Memorials may be made direct to charity of choice.
Kern, Betty Jean
Betty Jean Kern - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2017 - Betty Jean Kern, 91, of Pueblo, passed away peacefully on Jan. 14, 2017. She was born on Oct. 15, 1925, in Sterling to Charles and Pauline O’Neill. She was married to Earl “Bill” Kern in Denver on Dec. 21, 1947. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Earl Kern; sister, Marjorie Romine; and brother, Richard O’Neill. She is survived by her siblings, Bonnie (Lloyd) Kelly, Carolyn Williams and Dorothy Green; children, Pauline (Jim) Kwasniewski of Colorado Springs and Charles Kern of Pueblo; grandchildren, Shannon Jantzen of Colorado Springs, Rebecca Kwasniewski of Colorado Springs, April (Billie) Barnard of Biloxi, Miss., Tiffany (Andrew) Carlino of West Jordan, Utah and Andrew Rapp of Roy, Utah; and great-grand-children, James and Lauren Gibbons, Hailey Van Meter, Akayla and Noah Barnard and Mikey and Wyatt Carlino. A visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, at TG McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, in the TG McCarthy Chapel located at 329 Goodnight.
Kern, Connie Dolores
Connie Dolores Kern - Pueblo Chieftain - April 9, 2017 - Connie Dolores Kern, 62, passed away April 3 2017. She was born July 29, 1954, in Kingfisher, Okla., to proud parents, George and Delois (Stephens) Kern. She was preceded in death by her father, George. Connie was very crafty; she enjoyed painting, writing, knitting, crocheting, sewing and reading, but most of all, she loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren. Connie is survived by her mother, Delois Kern; her brother, Ricardo Kern; children, Rikki Kelly, Ennis (Melanie) Kelly, Matthew (Jackie) Kelly, DeLoria Kern; eight grandchildren, numerous other relatives and friends who loved her dearly. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2017, Angelus Chapel. Inurnment, Mountain View Cemetery, the Rev. Dr. Margaret Redmond officiating.
Frances Kern - Canon City Daily Record - July 9, 2014 - Frances Marie Kern passed away peacefully July 6, 2014 in Canon City, Colorado. Frances was born in Walsenburg, Colorado to Martin and Mary Videtich on June 13, 1918. She was united in marriage on May 24, 1941 to Floyd Kern who preceded her in death on October 29, 2009. Frances taught school in Walsenburg, Pueblo, and Canon City, Colorado for 49 years. She enjoyed dancing and in her younger years, Frances and Floyd traveled throughout Colorado and Kansas, doing exhibition dancing. Their favorite dance was the polka. Frances was a member of PERA and was nominated as Teacher of the Year. She also was a member of St. Michael Parish. Frances is survived by her son, Jim (Laura) Kern; daughter, Sherri (Bob) Macklin; grandchildren, Carissa, Blake (Alison), Noel, Dusty (Jenny) Macklin, and Lindsey Kern; great grandsons, Benjamin Macklin and Sam Macklin; and granddaughters, Lillia Macklin and Kaylee Hall. She was also preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Anne Burtis and Mary Lesser; and brother, Martin Videtich. Funeral Mass will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 11, 2014 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Canon City, CO with Father Canice Chinyeaka Enyiaka as Celebrant. Inurnment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Washington Elementary School PTO at 9th and College, Canon City, CO, 81212. Arrangements are under the care of Holt Family Funeral Home.
Kern, George Henry Jr.
George Henry Kern Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2016 - George Henry Kern Jr., 87, affectionately known to family and friends as “The George,” departed this life March 7, 2016, at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice House. George was born Sept. 7, 1928, in Kingfisher, Okla., to George H. Kern Sr. and Leoti Overton Kern; they preceded him in death; along with brothers, Milton, Leo; sisters, Alice, Sylvia, Charlotte and Vinita; in-laws, Roosevelt Stephens, Gladys Stephens, and Hilmon “Big Boy” Andrews. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the 82nd Airborne Division, where he attained the rank of sergeant. After his military stint, George worked as a printing pressman for Kingfisher Times & Free Press. He retired from the former CF&I print shop. He was a member of the Masonic Family, American Legion Post No. 163 and the Pueblo branch of the NAACP. He also was one of the originators and lifetime member of the Pueblo Juneteenth Organization. He was the type of gentleman who would help anywhere, anytime, anyone. He was known for his infectious smile. In one of his last assignments, George drove for the Angelus Chapel for several years. He is survived by his loving wife, Delois E. (Stephens) Kern; son, Ricardo Kern; daughter, Connie Kern; sisters, Vivian McClinton, Altha Davis; and brother, Stephen (Jackie) Kern; five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Angelus Chapel, the Rev. Dr. Margaret Redmond officiating. Military honors to follow by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The Kern family will greet friends at First AME Church Hall following the services. Interment, 1 p.m. Monday, March 14, 2016, Fort Lyon National Cemetery.
Louise Kern - Huerfano World - May 24, 2015 - Louise Kern, age 88, of Raton, NM passed away Friday, May 22, 2015 in Raton. She was born June 10, 1926 in Brilliant, NM, the daughter of Onorio Antonucci and Mary (Chicarelli) Antonucci. Louise was preceded in death by her parents; by husbands, John C. Marchet, Sr. and Charlie Kern; sisters Rose Gigante and Mary Rea; and brother Frank Antonucci. She is survived by two brothers, Onorio Antonucci of Maxwell, NM, and Mark Antonucci of San Jose, CA; two sons, John C. Marchet Jr. and wife, Marilyn, of Colorado Springs, CO and Dennis Marchet and wife, Kim, of Raton, NM; and one daughter, Mary Lou Kern and spouse, Michelle Mortimer, of Maxwell, NM; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one great, great-grandchild. Visitation was Tuesday May 26, 2015 from 5 to 6 pm at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services were Wednesday May 27, 2015, with a recital of the Most Holy Rosary at 10:30 am. Funeral Mass immediately followed at 11 am at the St Patrick/St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Raton, NM. Burial was in the Fairmont Cemetery in Raton, NM. Arrangements and celebration of love for Louise Kern were under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral home of Raton.
Kerns, Robert B.
Robert B. Kerns - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2017 - Robert B. Kerns, 85, passed away on Jan. 13, 2017. He was preceded in death by parents, William and Florence Kerns; and brothers, Guy and Kenneth Kerns. Robert is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ruth; daughter, Rebecca; and sons, Daniel (Melinda), David (Deborah) and Jon (Kelly); 11 grandchildren, and 25 great-grand-children. Robert was born on Dec. 8, 1931, and raised in Firth, Neb. He joined the Marines in 1951 and proudly served his country in the Korean War, receiving an honorable discharge in 1953. While in the Marines, he committed his life to the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior, and met Ruth, the love of his life. He retired from the CF&I in 1994. Robert was a loyal Nebraska Huskers fan and loved riding his Goldwing at any opportunity. Dad will be forever missed for his tender and loving fatherly advice, subtle sense of humor, and gracious attitude to life. A graveside service will be held in Firth, Neb. Arrangements by Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors in Pueblo and Metcalf Funeral Home in Lincoln. In lieu of flowers, recommend do-nations be sent to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.
Kerr, Betty Jean
Betty Jean Kerr - Huerfano World - September 21, 2014 - Betty Jean Kerr, 88, of Greeley, passed away on Friday, September 19, 2014 at the North Colorado Medical Center. Betty was born on July 21, 1926 in Youngstown, Ohio to Charles and Mazie (Musser) Hoffmaster. She graduated from Springfield, Ohio in 1945 and married Harold G. Kerr on May 25, 1945 in Youngstown Ohio. Betty and her husband traveled from Ohio to Arizona and Texas and finally settled in Colorado in 1963. Betty worked for Mtn. Bell Telephone for 20 years, retiring in 1984. She was life time member of Telephone Pioneers of America, a member of the Red Hats, Mtn. Bell Trimlines, Eldergarden of Greeley and the Evans Senior Center. After retirement, Betty and her husband traveled to Hawaii and Las Vegas, and spent time camping and fishing. After her husband’s passing, she traveled with her daughters. Betty’s greatest joy was spending time with all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include 4 daughters, Linda Webster (Ralph) of Greeley, Sandi Dotter (Clay) of Walsenburg, Beth Lively of Evans and Dawn Melby (Red) of Greeley; 7 grandchildren, Shawn Luis (Mike), Patrick Ridpath (Pam), Sonya Dewitt (John), Michelle Bowman (Jeff), Christopher Dotter (Tara), Catherine LaPorte (Billy) and Danielle Lidiak (Dylan Donoghue); 20 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her beloved dog, Jackie. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Kerr, in 1993, a daughter, Dianne Kerr, and two sisters, Thelma “Skip” Yasechko and Charlene Vinkler. A memorial service to celebrate Betty’s life was held at 1 pm on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at the Moser Funeral Service Chapel, 3501 S. 11th Avenue in Evans. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to Eldergarden, 910 27th Avenue Greeley, CO 80634.
David Kerr – Walsenburg World – June 6, 1918 – Death of David Kerr – David Kerr, grandfather of Mrs. Thelma Kerr of this city, died at his home in Louisville, Colorado, on May 23, 1918, at the age of 84 years. He left to survive him one daughter and 13 grandchildren. To each of these he left a neat sum of money, for the first coal mine sunk in the Louisville District was sunk on Mr. Kerr’s land. Mr. Kerr had been a Mason for 30 years, and the funeral services were held under the auspices of the Masons at Louisville, Colorado.
Matt Kerr – Walsenburg World – October 5, 1893 – Matt Kerr, who was taken to the insane hospital at Pueblo two weeks ago, died at that place on Monday. He was very feeble when he left here and did not rally under the change. The remains were brought down on Tuesday. Matt was a rough but large hearted man, always ready to do a favor to anyone. His tenderness to his invalid daughter, who died last spring, was the best evidence of his kindly nature. He was possessed of good business talent, and would have succeeded, but for the mastery of his appetite. He was one of the first whose acquaintance we formed on moving to Rouse and have always had a friendly sympathy for him.
Rod Douglas Kerr - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2015 - Rod Douglas Kerr passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. Rod was born in Pueblo on April 17, 1952. After graduating from South High School, he joined the Merchant Marines and traveled overseas. Once returning to Pueblo, he became a master plumber and owned several successful businesses in Pueblo and Canon City. Rod was a good friend to all and had a special love and gift for children and animals. He is survived by his daughter, Cassie; son, Justin; sisters, Cindy, Diana and Nancy; brother, Bill; and grandchildren, Reece and Sydney. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Betty Kerr. Private family services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to charities of your choice.
Kerr, Sandina Marie
Sandina Marie (Ringo) Kerr - Chronicle News - December 31, 2013 - Sandina Marie (Ringo) Kerr passed away peacefully on December 23, 2013 at 95 years old after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was born on December 31, 1917 in Segundo, Colorado to Nick and Sandina Ringo. From the time she could write she worked in the family grocery store. She graduated in 1936 from Primero High School. Sandina loved to dance and sing. She often said that she would rather dance than eat. In the late 30s she sang with the George Kelloff Orchestra and continued to sing throughout her life. On August 27, 1941, she married her best dancing partner and the love of her life, Walter Kerr, Jr. Before Walter went off to war, Sandina followed him to Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, Camp Douglas, Wyoming and Camp Hood, TX. When the war ended Sandina, Walter and Isabelle Kerr, her mother-in-law, opened the Kerr Cafe in downtown Trinidad. When the cafe closed they moved to Raton, NM where Sandina worked for JC Penney. In 1959 he moved to Colorado Springs, CO. After a long wait to be parents, in 1963 they welcomed Sandra Marie into their family. After Walter's passing in 1968, Sandina and her cousin Pat and Dwight Moran ran the grill and lounge at Patty Jewett Golf Course for seven years. Until the end Sandina loved to dance and sing. She was a great cook and was known for her soups and chili. Sandina was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Kerr, Jr., her parents, Nick and Sandina Ringo, her brothers Nick, Victor and Sam Ringo, her sister Frances (Ringo) Garbo. She is survived by her daughter Sandra Marie (Kerr) Holmes, her son-in-law Dr. Robert J. Holmes, her grandson, Evan Kerr Holmes, step-grandchildren, Ara Greenberg, Zachary Holmes and five step-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, Pete (Alice) Ringo (Sunnyvale, CA); one sister Clara (Ringo) Michelli (Greeley, CO), sisters-in-law, Patty Ringo (Segundo, CO), Sarah Ringo (Trinidad, CO) and Isabelle (Kerr) Plotts (Aurora, CO) and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Friday, January 3, 2014, from 9 a.m. to Noon. A Rosary will be held on Friday, January 3, 2014, at Noon, at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will follow the Rosary at 1:00 pm at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, with Fr. Richard Becker officiating. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.
Kerrigan, Shirley Lucille
Shirley Lucille Kerrigan - Pueblo Chieftain - February 7, 2015 - Shirley Lucille Kerrigan passed away peacefully Feb. 5, 2015, in Pueblo, Colo. She was born June 26, 1926, in Denver, Colo., to Harold and Lucille O’Donnell. She married Thomas (T.W.) Kerrigan Oct. 14, 1950. She was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. She was an active alumnus of the University of Colorado and Tri Delta Sorority. She loved skiing, hiking, traveling and photography. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom. She is survived by her three children, Mike (Karen) Kerrigan of Pueblo; Craig (Lori) Kerrigan of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Kathleen (Barry) Kudera of Oceanside, Calif.; her six grandchildren, Tim (Elise) Kerrigan of Arlington, Mass., Cody (Kara) Kerrigan of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Molly (Chris) Gibbens of Seattle, Wash., Courtney (A.J.) Spence of Murrieta, Calif., Meghan Kudera of Encinitas, Calif., and Mike (Monica) Wolfgang of Augusta, Ga.; and one great-grandson, Grayson Gibbens of Seattle, Wash. Special thank you to Life Choice Hospice and Sharmar Village Care Center staff. Cremation has taken place at the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home in Pueblo, Colo.
Wilfred W. Kesner - Pueblo Chieftain - November 6, 2017 - Wilfred W. Kesner passed away Oct. 24, 2017, peacefully in his sleep. He was born on Nov. 30, 1932, to Rennell Kesner and Katherine Ockenfels in Muskogee, Okla. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Josephine; and son, Wilfred; and numerous loved sister and brothers-in-law. Wilfred is survived by his children, Rhoda (Steve) VanErstvelde, Donna Kesner and Allan (Amanda) Kesner; his sisters, Betty Garvert and Deloris (Floyd) Park; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; also treasured sisters-in-law, Mitzi Evans, Helen Siegel; brother-in-law, Valentine (Paula) Udovich. Wilfred graduated from Pueblo Catholic High School (1950). He served in the U.S. Navy, 1953-55. He returned to Pueblo to work at the CF&I Steel Mill, marrying Josephine Udovich. In 1962, he moved his family to Santa Maria, Calif., to work at Vandenburg Air Force Base for ITT Base Services; he retired after 32 years. He enjoyed searching for his ancestors, listening to his favorite singer, Joni James, and spending time with his grandchildren. A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Nov. (Obituary cut off).
Ketchum, Betty M.
Betty M. Ketchum - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2015 - It is with sadness, yet joy that we announce the passing of Betty M. Ketchum. She was born in Pueblo, Colo., on March 15, 1922. She had been a 15-year resident of Colorado Springs and died there on Oct. 20, 2015. She was a 1940 graduate of Centennial High School. She was a Girl Scout leader, member of Navy Mothers Club and loved cooking and caring for her family. Betty is survived by her daughter, Kathy (Don) Shoffner; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Ketchum; son, Jerry Ketchum; and parents, William and Edith O’Connor. Graveside service 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26, Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pueblo, Colo.
Tom Ketchum – Walsenburg World – February 28, 1901 – To Be Hung – Tom Ketchum, alias Black Jack, is to be hung at Clayton, Union County, on March 22, for holding up a train near Folsom. Black Jack and his brother and their gang were pursued by United States officers and Sheriff Farr of Walsenburg, Colorado. After a bloody fight near Cimarron, Colfax County, in which Sheriff Farr was killed and several others were seriously wounded, Black Jack’s brother was captured, but he died soon afterwards at the penitentiary of blood poisoning, the result of a gunshot wound received in the arm. Tom Ketchum was captured several weeks afterwards and was tried and sentenced at Clayton by Chief Justice W. J. Mills. Although accused of several murders and many other felonies, he was tried only on the charge of train robbery, punishable with death in New Mexico. Ketchum is a native of San Angelo, Texas, well-built and rather good-looking and intelligent. He takes his fate stoically. Walsenburg World – March 21, 1901 – Black Jack Ketchum’s execution which was to have taken place at Clayton, New Mexico, on Friday of this week has been stayed. Gov. Otero of New Mexico has granted a stay of execution until April 26 and in the meantime the case will be presented to the Supreme Court of the territory for a new trial.
Ketterman, Daniel S. Jr.
Daniel S. Ketterman Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 7, 2016 - Daniel S. Ketterman Jr., 71, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 31, 2015. At his request, cremation has taken place; no services.
Kettle, Evelyn W.
Evelyn Kettle - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 1989 - Evelyn W. (Milligan) Kettle, Birth: Jun. 27, 1917, Calipatria, Imperial County, California. Death: Aug. 20, 1989, Alamosa, Alamosa County, Colorado. Evelyn was born in Calipatria, CA, one of three children of Samuel C. Milligan. She graduated high school in Casa Grande, Arizona in 1935. She attended junior college in Visalia, CA in the 1935-1936 school year, and the following year, she completed a twelve month term at Woodbury Business School in Los Angeles. In the fall of 1938, she enrolled in L.I.F.E. Bible College in LA, and graduated in the spring of 1941. She moved to Sidney, Nebraska in 1942 to pioneer a Foursquare church there. In July 1944, she once again moved to pioneer a Foursquare church, this time to Alamosa, CO. On Jan. 20, 1946, she married George Herbert Kettle in the Foursquare Church in Monte Vista, Co.
Frances Kettle - Wet Mountain Tribune - January 23, 1970 - Miss Frances Kettle Funeral Services Were Held Saturday - Following a long illness, Miss Frances Evelyn Kettle, one of Custer County’s most beloved citizens, died in a Pueblo nursing home Jan 13 at the age of 80 years. She had been confined to a hospital or the nursing home since May 1969. Miss Frances, born on the home ranch near the town of Ula in Custer county July 17, 1889, was the daughter of William and Isabella Kettle. After the completion of her education at Colorado Agricultural College (now CSU) at Fort Collins, she entered the teaching profession, being employed in a school at Erie, Colorado and another in northern California, before coming home to accept a position on the faculty at CCHS in September 1922. Miss Frances wanted to quit teaching, and did, but she was out of the educational field for only a short time from 1947 to November 1948, when her many friends persuaded her to accept the office of County Superintendent of Schools, which she held until her retirement in June 1967. Quoting from the 1967 edition of the Sangre de Cristo yearbook of CCHS, “Perpetual smile, constant concern for others, sincere interest in the education of young people, unbounded generosity, bubbling friendliness, we dedicate this yearbook to those ideals—and to Miss Frances Kettle, who exemplifies them better than anyone else we know.” Throughout her time as county superintendent, Miss Kettle sponsored spelling and CYCL speech contests in the local elementary school, rewarding the winners (and the runners-up, and many times, the winners in each grade) with a trip to Denver. Countless are the Custer county youngsters who got their first view of the “big city” through the generosity of Miss Frances. Countless, too, are the many graduates of CCHS whose parents, during the depression days, could not afford a new dress or a new suit for their youngster to wear to commencement exercises. But one was provided by Miss Kettle. Countless were the hours that she spent working for the consolidation of school districts in the county, and for the eventual construction of the new elementary school building and gymnasium. To her was given the honor of “breaking ground” for the new building in 1953. She was a member of Columbine Club, Woman’ s Club and St. Luke’s Episcopal church in Westcliffe. Thus did she make her life one of service to her church, her family and friends and to the community and its schools. She is survived by a brother, W. Charles Kettle of Westcliffe and Littleton, a nephew, Benjamin W. Kettle of Westcliffe, a niece, Marybelle M. Potter of Littleton, nine grand-nieces and nephews and many other relatives. Her parents and two sisters, Caroline Kettle and Sarah Kettle who reached mature years, preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. last Saturday, January 17, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Westcliffe, with the Rev. Harlow Donovan officiating and the Menzel Funeral home in charge. Serving as pallbearers were Olen A. Kennon, Earl E. Cress, R. H. Paxton, John W. Loens, Dona Geroux and William G. Falkenberg. Interment was in Ula Cemetery, which is a tract of land donated by her father, William Kettle, for the use of the community. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Westcliffe, or to the Custer County Medical Foundation.
Kettle, George H.
George H. Kettle - Pueblo Chieftain - October 4, 1996 - George H. Kettle, 75, Alamosa, Oct. 2. Survived by sons, John H. (Mary) Kettle, Colorado Springs, George R. (Sue) Kettle, Clarksville, Tenn., James A. Kettle, Fort Worth, Texas, and Gary L. Kettle, Morgan Hill, Calif. Graveside services, 11 a.m. Saturday, Ula Cemetery, Westcliffe. Butler-Showalter, Alamosa. George was born on his father's ranch in Custer County near Westcliffe, CO. He was a 1936 graduate of Custer County High School, and attended Midwest College of Commerce in Pueblo, CO the next two winters. On June 2, 1944 he graduated from Western State College at Gunnison, CO, and in November of that year, he moved to Alamosa, CO to work as engineer and announcer at radio station KGIW. He left KGIW in late 1948. On April 6, 1949, he went to work for Montgomery Ward as a service manager and service technician. He also went back to work at KGIW in 1951 and worked there until he retired in 1988. He worked for Wards until the store was closed on Feb. 3, 1986, at which point he retired. George married Evelyn Willadee Milligan in the Foursquare Church in Monte Vista, CO on Jan. 20, 1946. The Rev. Joe B. Pippin performed the ceremony. The witnesses were Miss Madeliene Hutton and Mr. Lloyd Allen.
Kettler, Mildred Gloria
Mildred Gloria Kettler - Boies-Ortega Funeral Home – April 25, 2015 – Mildred Cowing passed away April 23, 2015 at her home in Denver, CO. Mildred born to Vernon E. and May E. Langston on October 7, 1925 in Long Beach, CA. was a long time resident of Walsenburg. An avid golfer, Mildred was preceded in death by her husband Maurice Cowing in 1964 whom she marred in Orlando, Florida on April 22, 1947, and by her second husband, William Kettler, in 1990 whom she married in Winter Park, Florida on June 9, 1978. She is survived by her son Jim (Cindy) Cowing of Centennial, CO, her daughter, Linda (Rick) Kent of Greeley, CO; grandchildren, Melody Watkins, Wendy Johnson, Jared Kent, and Jill (Charlie Olsen) Kent,; great-grandchildren, Connor, Cole, Kaylee, Hannah, Cruze, and Easton. Graveside services will be held at the Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg on May 2, 2015 at 11 am with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Suncrest Hospice, 777 E. Speer Blvd., 200, Denver, CO 80203.
Key, Betty June
Betty June “BJ” Key - Chronicle News - March 17, 2010 - Betty June “BJ” Key, age 80 of Stonewall, passed away on March 9, 2010, in Trinidad, Colo. She was born in Rocky, Oklahoma on May 28, 1929, one of six children. She lived until 1966 in Oklahoma and then spent over the last forty years in Colorado with her husband Warren “Red” Key. She was a devoted wife and mother of two children. Betty was also a long standing member of Stonewall Community Church and led her husband and children to Christ. She was active in the women's bible study and worked at the Trinidad State Junior College bookstore. She displayed her patriotism by volunteering for the Republican Party. Betty donated her time and talent to crocheting infant booties for mothers in need at the Crisis Pregnancy Center in Euless, Texas. Betty will be remembered by her beauty, elegance and dedication. She was a loving wife full of support and commitment to her husband of 57 years. She was a devoted mother who cared for her children with benevolence and loving kindness. She was a wonderful Granny BJ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Red, Stonewall; parents, Ellis and Clara Clanahan; brother, Joe; and sisters, Arletha and Fonsene. Survivors include daughter, Sandi (Dan) Clarkson, Bedford, Tex.; son, Scott (Susanna) Key, Highlands Ranch; brothers, Glen (Jacque) Clanahan and Gene Clanahan; sister-in-law, Mildred Clanahan; five granddaughters; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A private memorial service will be held at Stonewall Community Church and Stonewall Cemetery to be laid to rest beside her husband Red. The family of Betty June “BJ” Key entrusted the arrangements to Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.
Warren “Red” Key - Chronicle News - December 31, 2003 - Warren “Red” Key, age 82 of Stonewall, passed away on December 27, 2003, in Trinidad. He was born in Headlee, Indiana on Sept. 30, 1921, one of 10 children. He graduated from Logansport, Ind. in 1940. He graduated from Colorado State University (BEd) in 1972. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1940, served six years and was honorably discharged in 1946. He served four years in the U.S. Naval Reserve and was honorably discharged in 1950. He was a veteran of World War II and was aboard the battleship U.S.S. West Virginia that was sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. He served aboard the destroyer U.S.S. Flusser in the South Pacific for the remainder of the war. His awards and citations include: Pearl Harbor Medal, World War II Victory Medal, American Defense Medal (1-battle star), American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Medal (5-battle stars), Philippine Liberation Medal (2-battle stars), Good Conduct Medal and Combat Action Ribbon. Upon discharge from the Navy, he served a four-year gunsmithing apprenticeship with the Mashburn Arms Co. in Oklahoma City, Okla. and worked for the firm for 10 years. He owned and operated his own gun shop from 1956 - 1966. He was employed as a gunsmithing instructor at Trinidad State Junior College from 1966 - 1975. He retired from TSJC in 1984 as Director of Occupational Education. After retirement, he spent most of his time hunting, fishing, traveling, gardening, and helping his friend, Stan Barron, on his ranch. He was a member of the Stonewall Community Church, Stonewall Volunteer Fire Dept., Stonewall Cemetery Trust, life member of the National Rifle Assoc., Pearl Harbor Survivor Assoc., American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Trinidad Masonic Lodge #2, a charter member of the U.S. Navy Memorial Assoc., and World War II Veterans Memorial Assoc., Washington D.C. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Bina Key, Logansport, Ind.; brothers, Robert, Walter, Meredith, William, Richard, Jerry; and sisters, Shirley and Sharon. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Betty June, Stonewall; daughter Sandra (Dan) Clarkson, Bedford, Tex.; son Scott (Susanna) Key, Highlands Ranch; brother Larry (Linda) Key, Logansport; five granddaughters and nine great-grandchildren. A brief memorial service was conducted at the Stonewall Community Cemetery. The family of Warren “Red” Key entrusted the arrangements to Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.
Keys, Mary E.
Mary E. Keys – Walsenburg World – September 30, 1915 – Death of Mrs. Mary E. Keys – Mrs. Mary E. Keys, mother of Mrs. W. S. Chapman, died suddenly at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chapman in Walsenburg about 3:30 Sunday morning, September 26, 1915, age 65 years and 11 months. The death of Mrs. Keyes was entirely unexpected. She had been entertaining company on Saturday evening and appeared to be in good health. About 3:30 Sunday morning Mrs. Chapman heard a noise, as someone falling, in the kitchen. She went out and found her mother lying on the floor. She was dead when Mrs. Chapman reached her. Medical assistance was immediately summoned. Dr. Chapman being absent near Ft. Garland on a fishing trip, was immediately notified and reached home about 10 o’clock Sunday morning. Mrs. Keyes has been absent from her home in St. John, Michigan, since the first of the year. In company with Mrs. J. C. Pierce of Elsie, Michigan, she has been visiting with relatives in various parts of the country since that time. Mrs. Keyes and Mrs. Pierce planned to spend about six weeks visiting with Mrs. Chapman and then return to their home in Michigan. They had been in Walsenburg about two weeks at the time of Mrs. Keyes’ death. Mrs. Mary E. Keys was born in New York in October 1849, and was married at the age of 18 years to Mr. Harlan P. Keys, at Hally, New York. In 1876, or about 39 years ago they moved to Michigan where they have lived ever since. The body of Mrs. Keyes was returned to St. John, Michigan, for burial. Dr. W. S. Chapman accompanied the remains to their last resting place, leaving here Monday evening. Mrs. Keyes is survived by her husband, Harlan P. Keys, of St. John, Michigan; and by three sons and four daughters, as follows: Ezra Keyes, of Hugo, Oklahoma; Stephen Keyes, Emma Keyes, Sidney Keyes, and Mrs. Eugene Livingstone, of St. John, Michigan; Mrs. W. S. Chapman, of Walsenburg, Colorado; and Mrs. Hiram Bross, of Salem, Oregon. Mrs. J. Q. Pierce will remain with Mrs. Chapman during the absence of Dr. Chapman.
Kibler, Claudine Kaye
Claudine Kaye Kibler - Chronicle News - December 28, 2004 - Claudine Kaye Kibler, age 56, went to meet her family in glory on December 22, 2004. She was born a twin on March 18, 1948 in Lamar, Colorado to Virgil and Velma Hochstedler Kibler. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science from USC in Pueblo in 1965. She has worked at the Port of Entry in Trinidad for the past 21 years. She belonged to numerous clubs, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, Grand Cross of Color, The Order of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the American Revolution, VFW Auxiliary, M.O.C.A. Auxiliary #7, and a local quilting club. Living to mourn her passing is her beloved twin Pauline Faye Kimbell of Pueblo; her daughter Dawna Kaye (Richard) Ponce; and six grandchildren Alexis Marie, Mariah Dawn, Jennifer Leigh, Richard Leonard Jr., Santana Nicole, and Samantha Jo of Trinidad; sister Cleta L. (Bruce) Stafford of Pueblo; nieces and nephews Alice Kimbell, Chris Kimbell, Deanna (Robert) Mooney of Pueblo, Jackalyn Fisher, Carol (Mike) Merrill of Marble Falls, Texas; as well as numerous great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and many friends. Her family was her life, pride and joy. She was preceded in death by her parents Virgil and Velma Kibler; her sister Lillian Mae Scott; and brother Albert Levi Kibler. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at 10 AM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel, 1804 E. Main St., Trinidad, CO with Pastor Bill Frashuer officiating. Interment with graveside services will follow at the Holly Cemetery at 3 PM. Immediately following services in Trinidad, friends are invited to gather with the family at the Masonic Temple, 132 E. Main St. Family can be contacted at 712 Tillotson, Trinidad. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.
Kidder, Don R.
Don R. Kidder - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 2014 - Don R. Kidder, 76, born Nov. 24, 1937, in Hugo, Colo., passed away Sept. 8, 2014, in Brush, Colo. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at Bethany Lutheran Church. Online condolences at www.imperialfunerals.com. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.
Frances Kidder - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2014 - Frances D. Kidder, 78, born Feb. 2, 1936, in Trinidad, Colo., passed away April 16, 2014, in Brush, Colo. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Christ the King Catholic Church. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.
Kiefer, Jesse Angelo
Jesse Angelo Kiefer- Chronicle News - December 23, 2013 - Jesse Angelo Kiefer, "McGahee", age 31, passed away at home on December 17, 2013. He was born March 13, 1982 in Trinidad, Colorado to Virginia (Ortiz) and Joseph Kiefer. He attended area schools graduating from Trinidad High School in 2001. Jesse loved sports, and placed fifth in the state in wrestling and was All Conference 2011-2012. He also was All Conference in football in 2000. Jesse was employed as a heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed fishing, hiking and camping with family and friends, but most of all, he loved his two little girls. They were his pride and joy. Preceding him in death are grandparents Bob Jones, Edward Kiefer and Lupe Vigil. Her is survived by wife Aeriel Kiefer, daughters Madison age 8, and Jessie age 2, parents Virginia Baca, (Richard) , Joseph Kiefer, siblings, Joseph Kiefer (Agneda), Diane Atencio (Robert), Heather Baca (Brandon), Rickilynn Sanchez (Robert, and Richard Baca, grandmother Geneva Jones, nieces, Alexis, Kylie, Kyrie, Jessalynn, Arabella and Ysina, nephews , Carlos, Soylo, Jacob, Michael, Dangilo, DaShawn and Simon, aunts, uncles, cousins ,other relatives and friends. Rosary will be Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Memorial Mass will be Friday, December 27, 2013 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.
Russ Kiernes - Greeley Tribune - February 5, 2008 - Russ Kiernes, age 74, of Fort Morgan, Colo., died on Dec. 19, 2007, at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo. He was born on May 30, 1933, in Ault, Colo., to Harry Roy and Anna (Hartmann) Kiernes. He attended schools in Grover, and graduated from Grover High School in 1952. Following high school, he served in the U.S. Army. Russ married Betty Goodwine on June 26, 1955, in Grover. They have lived in Fort Morgan since 1956. Russ worked in the oil fields for the majority of his life. He owned and operated B & S Services for 18 years. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 2551 and BPOE No. 1143, Fort Morgan, Colo. He was an avid sports fan but especially liked horses. He was a jockey for a number of years, and was a past member of the Jockey Association. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren ride their horses. Russ is survived by his wife Betty, and his son, Scott, both of Fort Morgan; three daughters: Sonja Weiss of Brush, Colo., Sherrie Dixon of Trinidad, Colo., and Susan Thompson of Merino, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Bob Kiernes of Fort Collins, Colo. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jack Kiernes; one sister, Doris Gallagher; and one great-grandchild. Services were held on Dec. 28 in Fort Morgan. Interment took place at Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 3211 W. 20th Street, Suite A, Greeley, Colo., 80634.
Kihn, Kenneth R.
Kenneth R. Kihn - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 2015 - Kenneth R. Kihn (Squirrel), 80, passed away May 16, 2015, surrounded by his family at his Pueblo West home. He was born Jan. 28, 1935, in Pueblo, to Ann and Ralph Kihn. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Roger and Sharon; and his beloved dog, Bozi. Kenneth is survived by his wife of 43 years, Janet; children, Jodi (Jim) Jennings, Kelly Golden and Brian (Sara) Kihn; grandchildren, Kendi, Kasi, Lexi, Riley, Evan and Morgan; great-grandchildren, Austin and Kayden; sister-in-law, June (John) Vidic; sister, Joy (Bruce) McGee; several nieces and nephews. Kenneth never met a stranger, always telling jokes, wanting people to be happy and laugh, loved his family football and racing. Special thanks to Dr. Michelle Kowalis, Parkview Adult Medicine, Dr. Archuleta, the Sangre de Cristo Hospice and to all our special friends for their assistance and support. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kenneth’s name to PAWS, P.O. Box 11208, Pueblo, CO 81001. Cremation has taken place. No service will be held per his request. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.
Carl Kikel - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2015 - Carl Kikel was born Sept. 10, 1954, in Pueblo. He passed away Feb. 8, 2015, as the result of an auto accident. He was preceded in death by parents, Mike and Nelda Kikel; and brother, Gerald. Carl is survived by his sister, Kendra Kikel; cousins and many friends. He graduated from South High School in 1973. Carl loved to bowl, liked going to Crested Butte with his family and enjoyed trips to Cripple Creek. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at St. Francis Xavier Church, with inurnment at Roselawn Cemetery. Please omit food and flowers. Donations to charity of your choice. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.
Kile, Andrew A.
Andrew A. Kile - Chronicle News - August 17, 2010 - Andrew A. Kile, age 91, passed away Friday, August 13, 2010 at the Trinidad State Nursing Home. He was born in Branson, Colorado on August 30, 1918 to Alfred and Nettie Kile. He attended the one-room school in Branson until his graduation. His many travels over the next few years lead him to Hoehne, Colorado where he met and fell in love with his future wife. In 1941, Andy was called to serve his country. He was stationed in the South Pacific during WWII, gaining the rank of Sargent. Returning to the states in 1945 he married his true love, Bernadine Hargrove that August in the Hoehne Methodist Church. Andy worked different jobs throughout his life, but was best known as circulation manager and pressman at The Chronicle-News for over 20 years. He retired from Huston Pest Control in 1983. He helped build and maintained the Sun Flower Valley Television booster station until 2008. He loved to garden, fish and camp, enjoyed driving cars for the Pioneer Motor, and won numerous ribbons at county fairs for his breads, pickles and jams. His greatest enjoyment was his family. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Andy was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. He is survived by his son, Larry Kile, Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter, Judy Kile, Trinidad; grandchildren, Kirk (Eugenia) Weaver, Pueblo; Kyle Weaver, Trinidad; Kasey (Eric) Blocker, Fort Smith Ark.; great-grandchildren, Kaleb, Shyanne, Aurora, and Aden Weaver, Kindra, Payton and Nicole Blocker. Also his sisters, Evie (Roy) Robinson Trinidad; Madeline Gibson, Calif. and Chester Kile, Ariz.; niece, Deanie (Tim) McMillan, Calif., and other numerous nieces and nephews, and very special friend, Evelyn Branson, Kan. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Herman, Leo, Lester, Elmer, and Alfred Kile, Jr. Visitation is from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 18, 2010 at the Comi Chapel. Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 19, 2010, at the Comi Chapel. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers are Jerry Weaver, Eddie Greigo, Don Jones, Eric Blocker, Kirk Weaver, and Kyle Weaver. The family may be contacted at 714 E. Fifth St. Trinidad. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Center 124 8th Street in Walsenburg, CO. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Kile, Bernadine J.
Bernadine J. Kile - Chronicle News - January 10, 2006 - Bernadine J. Kile passed away on January 8, 2006. She was born January 16, 1926 to Sarah (Horine) and Barney Hargrove in Hoehne, Colorado. Bernadine was born and raised as a farm girl in Hoehne. On August 26, 1945, she was married in the Methodist Church in Hoehne to Andrew A. Kile, her one true love, to whom she was married for 60 years. She was a bookkeeper and business manager for 50 years, having worked for School Dist. #1, Alta Vista School, and Pioneer Motors. She loved roses, collecting chickens, and all things of beauty, but most of all, she loved her family and her Lord. Preceded in death by her parents and eight siblings. Survived by her husband Andrew Kile; son Larry Kile of Phoenix, AZ; daughter, Judy Kile of Trinidad; three grandchildren, Kirk (Eugenia) Weaver, Colorado Springs, CO, Kyle Weaver and Kasey Weaver of WY; four great-grandchildren, Kalen and Shyanne Mehaffy, TX, Kindra Owens, WY, Aurora Weaver, Colorado Springs; numerous nieces, nephews; and her life-long friend from kindergarten, Evalyn Branson. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 11 from 3:00PM-8:00PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will be Thursday, January 12, 2006 at 2:00PM at the First Southern Baptist Church, officiated by her nephew, Pastor Tim McMillan of Torrance, Calif., and Pastor Dave Cook. Interment to follow at the Masonic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Kile, Jeanne Albertine
Jeanne Albertine Kile - Chronicle News - July 27, 2004 - Jeanne Albertine Kile, 79, passed away on July 24, 2004. She was born in Saint Quentin, France to Jules David Damay and Germaine Drain Damay. Jeanne was an exceptional housewife and homemaker. Her life with her family was a priority. Throughout Jeanne’s life, she enjoyed baking, sewing, knitting, fishing, poker and eating chocolates. Preceding her in death was her beloved husband Lester R. Kile and numerous family members and friends. Surviving family members are her son David (Felicia) and daughter Jackie. In-laws: Andrew and Bernadine Kile, Trinidad, Evelyn and Roy Robin-son, Trinidad, Madeline and David Wilkerson, California, Chester and Mary Bell Kile, Arizona, Elmer Kile, Oregon; various nieces and nephews; special friends Margo Cristoforetti and Sylvia Montoya. Memorial services will be held at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, July 28 at 1 p.m. Reception will follow at the family residence at 912 State Street. The family of Jeanne Albertine Kile has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.
Kile, Lawrence Dean
Lawrence Dean Kile - Chronicle News - September 10, 2013 - Lawrence Dean Kile, 59, of Van Buren, AR. formerly of Phoenix, AZ. and Trinidad, Colo. entered into rest on Friday, September 6, 2013 in Fort Smith, AR. He was born October 18, 1953 in Pueblo, Colo. He is survived by Kirk (Eugenia) Weaver of Pueblo, Colo., Kyle Weaver of Van Buren, AR. and Kasey (Eric) Blocker of Fort Smith, AR. and his sister Judy Kile of Van Buren, AR. The body was cremated. Memorial service will be at a later date in Colorado. Arrangements are under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith, AR.
Kile, Lola Irene
Lola Irene Kile - Chronicle News - July 8, 2005 - Lola Irene Kile, age 76, passed away at her home in Branson, CO on July 6, 2005. Lola was born in El Dorado, KS. She then moved to Branson, CO, in 1930 with her parents and has spent the rest of her life there. Preceding her in death are her parents, Ray L. and Dortha Kile; and one nephew Daniel Goff. She is survived by two sisters, Juanita McMurray of Los Osos, CA and Doris Goff of Branson, CO; two nephews Steve (Constance) Hancock and family of Los Angles, CA, and Howard (Lisa) Goff and family of Bentonville, AR. Graveside services will be held Monday, July 11, 2005 at 2 pm at the Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad, CO, with Glen Davis officiating. The family of Lola Kile has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.
Earl (Dave) Kilgroe - Chronicle News - May 10, 2006 - Earl (Dave) Kilgroe, 65, died May 7, 2006 in Walsenburg, Colo. He was born on December 4, 1940 in Trinidad to Rufus (Jack) Kilgroe and Juanita Sis-son Kilgroe. He graduated from Trinidad High School in 1958 and then received an A.A. in Building Trades from Trinidad Junior College (TSJC). He married Phyllis Modica on August 6, 1966. The pair had three children, Bryan, Brad and Beth. He worked road construction, in the building trades, and was a supervisor for the Armco Steel Company in Houston, Texas. Dave was a member of Holy Trinity Church. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Phyllis, sons Bryan Kilgroe of Castle Rock, Brad Kilgroe and his wife Stacy of Pueblo and daughter Beth R. Maestas and her husband Gerald of Denver; grandchild Janelle Marie Maestas; sister Alma Eastman and her husband Bill of Mountain Home, Idaho; and nephews Joe and Alan Eastman. A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 11, 2006 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at 10 a.m. with Fr. Robert Hagan, S.J. as celebrant. A private inurnment will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers and food, persons may contribute to the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home, 23500 W. Highway 160, Walsenburg, CO 81089, C/O Activities Department. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.
Amos Killeen – Walsenburg World – March 1, 1904 – Amos Killeen, first assistant dispatcher at Salida for the Denver & Rio Grande, died at the Rio Grande hospital at 2 o’clock Saturday from the results of an operation for the removal of gallstones. He had been in the hospital for five months.
Killgore, Thelma J.
Thelma J. Killgore - The Gazette - January 18, 2007 - Dick Kent, 85, of Lakewood, CO passed away July 17, 2006. He was born March 11, 1921 in Trinidad, CO. Dick married Virginia Jones of Bryan, Texas in 1948 and they were due to celebrate their 58th anniversary this October. He was preceded in death by his sister, Nadine Drummond, and his daughter, Susan; and is survived by his wife, Virginia, and sons, Chris of Spokane, WA, and Michael of Steamboat Springs, CO. A World War II Veteran, he served aboard a destroyer in the Pacific. He was a salesman and manager for Trailmobile and Timpte trailers for most of his career. After retirement, he spent many years as a volunteer for the American Red Cross. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at St. John's Chrysostom Episcopal Church, 13151 W. 28th Ave., Golden. Memorial contributions suggested to the American Red Cross.
Killian, Jay Jr.
Jay “Buddy” Killian - Pueblo Chieftain - January 7, 2004 - Jay "Buddy" Killian Jr., 37, died Jan. 3, 2004, in Pueblo West. He was born Jan. 21, 1966, in Cañon City to Jay and Edna "Berry" Killian. He spent most of his life in Cañon City and graduated from Custer County High School in 1984. He was an avid hunter, and enjoyed traveling on his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He spent several years after high school, showing and grooming cattle for show. He worked on several cattle ranches but spent most of his life driving a truck. He enjoyed his horses and his dog, Stuart. He also enjoyed team roping, singing Garth Brooks songs and dance. He is survived by his sons, Marco Killian and Mathew Killian; his mother Edna; his sisters, Charlene (Rod) Threet, Beckie (David) Sandoval; nieces and nephews, Chris, Chance and Peyton Threet, Vincent, Edward, William and Anastasia Sandoval, Cherie Gallagher, Jessica Gallagher; fiancée, Kristina Arbury and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Jay Killian and grandparents Foy and Ethel Killian and Nels and Mae Berry. Visitation will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 7, at Holt Family Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday Jan. 8, at Holt Chapel of the Garden with Pastor Brian Withrow officiating. A reception will be held after the service at the 4-H building at the rodeo grounds in Cañon City. An education fund has been set up at Rocky Mountain Bank and Trust, in Florence for Marco and Mathew. Arrangements were handled by Holt Family Funeral Home. Wet Mountain Tribune - January 15, 2004 - Former resident Jay “Buddy” Killian dies at 37 - Memorial services were held Jan. 7 for former Valley resident Jay “Buddy” Killian, Jr., late of Pueblo West. He died there Jan. 3, 2004. He was 37. Mr. Killian was born Jan. 21, 1966, in Canon City to Jay and Edna (Berry) Killian. He spent most of his life in Canon City, but lived for a time in Custer County and graduated from Custer County High School in 1984. He was a truck driver by occupation, and also had worked on several cattle ranches. He also showed and groomed cattle. Mr. Killian was an avid hunter and enjoyed traveling on his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He enjoyed team roping, and devoting time to his horses and his dog, Stuart. Mr. Killian was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents, Foy and Ethel Killian and Nels and Mae Berry. He is survived by his mother, two sons, Marco Killian and Mathew Killian; two sisters, Charlene (Mrs. Rod) Threet and Beckie (Mrs. David) Sandoval; and his fiancée, Kristina Arbury. Also surviving are numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Jan. 7 at the Holt Funeral Home in Canon City, with Pastor Brian Withrow of Wetmore officiating. Those wishing may make contributions to an education fund set up at Rocky Mountain Bank and Trust in Florence to benefit Mr. Killian’s two sons.
Killion, Viola Rose
Viola Rose Killion - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2015 - Viola Rose Killion, Dec. 16, 1923 - Oct. 21, 2015. Viola was born in Oakland, Iowa. Preceded in death by parents, Edson and Ethel Parrick; sister, Mary Brown; and granddaughter, Roxanne Schlegel. Survived by husband of 75 years, Lynel Killion; children, Lynette Schlegel-Donohue (Jim), Kelly Killion (Debra), Bruce Killion (Deborah); seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren; and three special nephews, Bill, Dick and Jim Brown. Services to be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Imperial Funeral Home, 5450 Highway 78, Pueblo, Colo.
Andrew Kilpatrick – Walsenburg World – October 13, 1910 – Died in Sunnyside, Colorado, on Wednesday, October 5, 1910, Andrew Kilpatrick, age 46 years, 11 months and 2 days.
Kimball, Billy Bob
Billy Bob Kimball - Pueblo Chieftain - August 4, 2017 - Billy Bob Kimball was born to Henry Sam and Alma "Leta" (Clement) Kimball on Feb. 15, 1954, in Amarillo, Texas. His family relocated to Enid, Okla., where he met Jane, his wife of 43 years. They wed on Oct. 27, 1973. In his early years, Bill's first love was stock car racing - he was always happiest behind the wheel. Later in life, Bill said he drove the two most volatile cargos: school kids and fuel. Once Bill became a father, his strongest "drive" was his two daughters. Bill coached girl’s competitive fastpitch softball for 12-plus years. Bill and his daughters then played slow pitch softball together. Bill also coached his grandkids in softball and football. Bill is survived by his wife, Jane; daughters, Brandy Pacheco and Belinda Kimball; grandsons, Justin and Jeremy Pacheco; grand-daughters, Jasmine Kimball and Billie Pacheco. Bill also leaves behind his brothers, Hugh (Michelle) Kimball of Enid, Okla., Rodney (Karen) Kimball of Gunter, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Kimball, Alma "Leta" Leighnor; and his nephew, Damon Kimball.
Frank Kimball – Walsenburg World – February 16, 1904 – Trinidad News – The body of Frank Kimball who committed suicide a few days ago was buried here Friday.
Evelyn Kay Kimsey - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2016 - Evelyn Kay Kimsey, 82, died at Brookdale Lakewood on Feb. 19, 2016. Born March 3, 1933 in Pueblo, she attended Central High and Pueblo Junior College, married David Kimsey, raised a family and worked at SCSC in the Sociology Department. Moving to Littleton in 1976, she went to work for the Colorado Department of Labor until retiring in 1993. Evelyn was deeply involved in League of Women Voters and local political campaigns. Survivors include her sons, Kevin (Valerie) and Kent; and her grandchildren, Ian, Laura and Daniel. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, David; her parents, David and Fern Todd; and her brother, David; and sisters, LaVonna and Edith. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens in Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to a hospice of choice would be welcome.
Kimsey, Josephine E.
Josephine E. Kimsey - Durango Herald - February 14, 2009 - Josephine E. Kimsey, 96, of Durango, went home to join her husband and her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009. She was born Oct. 22, 1912, in Trinidad, Colo., to Wallace Lupe and Lucy Katherine Montoya. When she was 8 years old, her family moved to Durango, Colo., Later, her family homesteaded 160 acres near Breen, Colo., where they farmed and raised sheep and cattle. She was a wonderful homemaker. She also loved the Lord and was an avid church member. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Hoke Kimsey; both parents; a son, Delbert; one sister; one brother; and two grandchildren. She is survived by daughters, Rita Dennison (Roger), of Farmington, Alice Kennedy (Gene), of Hesperus, Colo.; son, Douglas Kimsey (Rhonda), of Thermopolis, Wyo.; daughter-in-law, Jeannette Kimsey (Delbert), of Rock Springs, Wyo.; and ten grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at Hood Mortuary Chapel in Durango. Pastor Bud Rousset of Marvel United Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will be at Greenmount Cemetery, 900 Cemetery Road in Durango. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Marvel Methodist Church, 103 County Road 133, Marvel, CO 81329. Arrangements are with Hood Mortuary, 1261 E. 3rd Ave. in Durango, Colo.
Lou Kimsey - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 2017 - Lou Kimsey, 90, passed gently into the night on Aug. 7, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; sons, Ronnie and Stevie; and grandson, Addison. Survived by daughters, Shari and Sandy (John); grandchildren, Paul, Kimsey Leigh (Colin), Amber (Erik); and great-granddaughter, Josslyn. A private service will be held on Aug. 19, 2017.
Kimsey, Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen Kimsey - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 2016 - Mary Ellen Kimsey passed away Sept. 22, 2016. She was a native of Pueblo and graduated from Centennial High School. She worked as a secretary for Morton Elementary School while attending college in Colorado Springs. She received her master’s degree from Western University. Mary Ellen taught first grade at Morton Elementary School until she had to retire early due to her health. She kept in touch with some of her former students who considered her a friend as well as the “best teacher ever.” She was talented in painting and particularly enjoyed painting china. She wrote poetry and self-published two books. Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Opyl Kimsey; brothers, Edgel, Robert and David; sister, Esther; nephews, Ronald and Steven; sisters-in-law, Helen, Evelyn and Mary Ann. She is survived by her brother, Louis; sister-in-law, Ethel; and nieces and nephews, Katy Rothe, Judy Youtsey, Franklin Kimsey, Susie Dews, Patricia Valente, Shari Cornelison, Sandra Hanf, Alice Kimsey, Cynthia McClure, Kent and Kevin Kimsey; plus several grandnieces and grandnephews. Mary Ellen also is survived by her dearest friend and companion, Margaret Heinricy. Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Adrian Comer Funeral Home.
Kimsey, Ollie B.
Ollie B. Kimsey – Walsenburg World – January 10, 1901 – Ollie B. Truly (Kimsey) was born in Boulder, Colorado, October 1876; was married to Joseph Kimsey, December 31, 1899, and departed this life January 6, 1901. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. M. Green, January 8, 1901, at LaVeta, Colorado. Mrs. Kimsey was a pious woman and exemplary wife, and we have no doubt she is now at rest in the home of the blessed above. We all extend to the bereaved are love and Christian sympathy in their deep affliction.
Kimsey, Russell F.
Russell F. Kimsey - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2015 - Russell F. Kimsey, 83, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 22, 2015. Graveside service, 2 p.m., Tuesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
K. Kimura – Walsenburg World – January 5, 1911 – Japanese Killed in Fight – A Japanese miner is dead, another is seriously injured and in the county jail and several others slightly injured as a result of a shooting affray which took place Sunday afternoon in a Japanese boarding house at Suffield, a coal camp 8 miles north of Trinidad. The Japanese miner, who has been identified only as “Number two” on the payroll of the company, died while being taken to Trinidad. Kaga is the name of the Japanese who is under arrest. He is suffering with a deep scalp wound but will recover. A company of about 20 were gathered at the boarding house Sunday afternoon for a New Year’s feast. There was much drinking and when the festivities were at their best a general fight ensued in which knives were used freely. Walsenburg World – January 12, 1911 – Japanese Killed Justifiable – K. Kimura, a Japanese miner, was killed during a drunken altercation at Suffield near Trinidad on Sunday afternoon of last week by K. Kaga, and a coroner’s jury found that the killing was justifiable. Attorney R. T. Yeaman at the inquest in Trinidad appeared in behalf of the prisoner. Kimura was the victim of an ugly gash in the abdomen, the wound causing his death three hours later while being removed to the hospital here. Kaga was immediately arrested and never once has denied having killed his countrymen, but has steadfastly maintained that the killing was done in self-defense. Kaga, himself, suffered a severe wound on the head. It was clearly shown in the testimony before the coroner’s jury yesterday that Kaga had attempted to end a quarrel which had arisen between Kimura and another Japanese, and in doing so he was attacked by Kimura and severely cut. In self-defense, he seized a butcher knife and delivered the blow which caused the death of Kimura.
Kinard, Virginia M.
Virginia M. Kinard - Chronicle News - February 22, 2013 - Virginia M. Kinard, passed away at home in Green Valley Arizona at the age of 85. She was preceded in death by parents Beatrice and Robert J. Hill. Husband Kenny Kinard and brother Bob Hill Jr. Survivors include sisters, Carolyn Harris, Idaho, Pat Danielson, Raton, N.M., brother Gary (Kathy) Hill, Model, Co., nieces, nephews and other relatives. Private family services will be held with interment at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Kincaid, Beverly Kay
Beverly Kay Kincaid - Huerfano World - April 10, 2014 - Beverly was born July 28, 1936, in California. She passed away in Las Vegas, NM on February 11, 2014, with friends at her side. Her beloved uncle Jack Coe survives her. Descended from Colorado pioneers, she called La Veta home. She received her B.A. from the college of Santa Fe and M.A. from St. John’s College. Of many jobs her work at St. John’s was her favorite. She was a writer, hiker, swimmer, avid reader and formidable Scrabble player. Courageously she declined treatment allowing bone cancer to carry her to a place of peace. Her ashes will be interred in the family plot at the Pioneer Cemetery East of La Veta (located one mile east on Valley Road… follow the flagging) on Saturday, May 3rd at 1pm. A light luncheon will follow the graveside service at Mt. View Baptist Church, 707 Main Street in La Veta. Memorial donations may be sent to M.C.S. Taskforce of New Mexico, PO Box 23079, Santa Fe, NM, 87502.
Laura Kincaid - Walsenburg World - December 1, 1898 - Mrs. Joseph H. Kincaid Passes Away - It is with a deep feeling of sorrow and sympathy that we record the death of Mrs. Laura Kincaid who died at her home near La Veta on November 24, 1898. Mrs. Kincaid is the wife of Joseph H. Kincaid a highly respected and honored citizen of this county. His many friends extend to him their heartiest consolation and sympathy in this his dark hour of trial. The body of the beloved wife was laid to rest on Friday of last week in the La Veta Cemetery. The funeral services being held by Rev. C. E. Butler and many loving friends followed the lifeless body to its last resting place.
Pink Kincaid – Walsenburg World – June 11, 1903 – Pink Kincaid, a former resident of LaVeta and cousin to Joe K. Kincaid, was killed in a railroad wreck in Louisiana a few days ago. He had just gained the position of engineer, but was firing on a special when the accident occurred which caused his death.
Kindred, Omer Wayne
Omer "Wayne" Kindred - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2017 - Omer "Wayne" Kindred, 75, of Pueblo, left us July 19, 2017, Preceded in death by his parents, Sylvia and Alvah Lloyd; son, Kevin; sisters, Thelma, Maxine, Phyllis, Carol, Barbara; brother, Marvin; and grandchildren, Steven and Patrick. Survived by his wife, Shirley; daughter, Kathleen; sons, Billy, Kenny (Gloria), Gordon, and Andy (Ana); sister, Imogene; grandchildren, Brian, Michael, Sarah (Joel), Madison, Kenneth, Ashley, Michelle, Andrea, Amanda, Devin, Francis (Steven's widow); and many extended family members. A Celebration of Life will be held noon to 4 p.m., Aug. 5, 2017, at 1025 Liberty Lane, 81001. In lieu of flowers and cards, please send donations to help with expenses to his wife, Shirley A. Kindred, at US Bank or to Steel City Eagles 3367, at 704 Elmhurst Place, Pueblo, CO 81004.
Lena Theresa (Oelrich) Kindt - Wet Mountain Tribune - August 6, 1965 - Mrs. Lena T. Kindt Dies at 79 - Mrs. Lena Theresa (Oelrich) Kindt, a native of Custer county, died Tuesday, July 20, at a Pueblo nursing home where she had lived for about a year. Mrs. Kindt, 79 years old, had been in ill health for several months. She was born in Westcliffe on July 10, 1886 and was reared in this community. Following her marriage to Carl Kindt in 1904, she moved to Huerfano county. Mr. Kindt died Nov. 24, 1964. The couple had made their home in Pueblo since his retirement in 1958. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Paul Ketcham and Mrs. Roy Wiener, both of Pueblo, Mrs. Carl Kelling of Westcliffe, Mrs. Alfred Thornberry of Canon City, Mrs. Louis Read of Monte Vista and Mrs. William Ketcham of Sanford; a brother; a sister; 18 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 22, in Walsenburg with the Rev. E. C. Kuehl of Pueblo officiating. Burial was in the Gardner Cemetery.
Rosie Kindt – Walsenburg World – September 19, 1912 – Died near Gardner, Colorado, September 14, 1912, Rosie Kindt, age 58 years, 9 months.
Kindt, Stella H.
Stella H. Kindt - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 2017 - Stella H. Kindt, 84, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 5, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene; and son, Billy. She is survived by her children, Larry (Marty), Teryl, Ed (Nancy), Eva (Bob) Kratzer and Tom (Heather); 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A rosary will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at St Joseph Church. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 17, at St Joseph Church, with burial to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
Kinen, Catherine (Sister)
Sister Catherine (Philothea) Kinen - Huerfano World - December 15, 2016 - Sister Catherine (Philothea) Kinen passed away Thursday, December 1, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents Philip Kinen and Mary (Sramek) Kinen, her two brothers Gerard (Gary) Kinen and Norbert Kinen and her sister Sylvia Kinen Fisher. Born in St. Francis, Kansas on September 30, 1929 and baptized Phyllis Catherine Kinen on October 6, 1929, she grew up on a farm in northwest Kansas. She attended the local public elementary school and Mt. St. Scholastica Academy (high school) in Atchison, Kansas. In June 1948, she entered the Benedictine Monastery of Mt. St. Scholastica and made her final monastic profession on January 1, 1953. For twenty-six years, Sister Catherine taught kindergarten and first grade in Missouri, Kansas, and Colorado. She is a Charter member of Benet Hill Monastery. In 1976, Sister Catherine began internal ministry to the sisters by caring for the sick and working in food services at the monastery. Her ministry to her sisters in community reflected the gentle love, compassion and patience of Sister Catherine’s heart. She shared her many gifts inconspicuously. She had a gift for music, a beautiful singing voice, and enjoyed playing the piano. Sister Catherine personifies the Lord’s admonition to, “Listen, be silent so that God may teach wisdom.” She was a woman of few words and went about her work quietly and with great care. When she spoke, her words were filled with wisdom. Sister Catherine was admired by her sisters as a true contemplative monastic-the way she lived her life reflected her unwavering trust in God. Sister Catherine’s Vigil is 6:30 pm on Friday, December 16, 2016 and Mass of Christian Burial will is 10:30 am on Saturday, December 17 at Benet Hill Monastery. 3190 Benet Lane, Colorado Springs CO 80921.
Agnes Matern King - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 2015 - Agnes Matern King, 86, born in Rocky Ford, on Nov. 25, 1928, died on July 16, 2015, at the Joni Fair Hospice House in Pueblo. Her ashes were buried at the Fairview Cemetery in La Junta, on Aug. 8, 2015. She is next to her father, Leo Matern; her mother, Anna Doyle Matern; brother, John Matern; and sister, Catherine Marie Matern, who all preceded her in death. Agnes moved to Pueblo after retiring from a 30-year career with Sears in Enid, Okla. She enjoyed volunteering her time with the Sangre de Cristo Hospice Program and the Assistance League of Pueblo. She is survived by her loving children, Sandra King from Carson City, Nev., Joseph King from Pagosa Springs, Colo. and Roy King from The Woodlands, Texas.
Alverta "Al" Lee King Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 2, 2017 - Alverta "Al" Lee King Jr., 88, longtime Alamosa resident, died April 27, 2017, in Alamosa. Survived by his children, Inge (Randolph Roberts) King of New York City, N.Y., and Conchita (Dave) Beights of Glenwood, Colo.; his grandchildren, Robert and Steven; his godson, Todd (Julie) Evans; his brothers and sisters, Leonard King of Alamosa, Linda Wunnenberg of Chesapeake, Va., Leslie (Angie) King of Chesapeake, Va., and Audrey Kraesig of Portsmouth, Va.; his sister-in-law, Marjorie (Emmett) Seal of Pueblo, Colo.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Funeral services, 10 a.m. May 4, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church in Alamosa. Burial in the Alamosa Cemetery following. Contributions may be made to the Colorado Police Protective Association, 1485 Kelly Johnson Blvd., Suite 230, Colorado Springs, CO 80920. Services through Rogers Family Mortuary of Alamosa.
King, Carole S.
Carole S. King - Denver Post - February 14, 2010 - Carole S. King, 71, of Centennial, went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 7, 2010. She was born in Covina, CA to Gladys and Louis Steele and grew up in Cedar Falls, IA. Carole was a loving wife, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt as well as a devoted friend. She worked in real estate for over 30 years, a career she loved. She is survived by her husband, Ben King; her children Cathy Laymon (Gary) of Piedmont, CA, Stephanie Nelson (Dave) of Marietta, GA, Gary Ives (Christine) of Morrison, CO; her stepchildren, Diane Harmes (Jim) of Trinidad, CO and David King of Denver; 14 grandchildren; sister Betty Lowe (Bill) of Minden, NV, brother Louis Steele (Jane) of Durango, CO. A service will be held on Feb. 18th, 11am, at Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Samaritan's Purse or Holly Hills Bible Church.
King, Charles Robert Sr.
Charles Robert King Sr. - Chronicle News - June 15, 2016 - Charles Robert King Sr. of the Trinidad and Walsenburg areas passed away at his home on Thursday June 9, 2016 after a lengthy illness. Charles was born to Harry and Mary (Honey) Velvin King in Pine Bluff, Ark. His southern upbringing was a huge part of his personality and influenced him throughout his life. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy, with the majority of his service on board the USS Saratoga. After finishing his commitment to the Navy, he returned to Pine Bluff to follow in his grandfather Velvin's footsteps in the railroad industry. In 1977, he moved to Trinidad to continue his career as a Locomotive Engineer. When he retired from the railroad, he was not content to sit around. He started looking for new adventures and found his true passion: the ranch life in Southern Colorado. He hadn't had much experience, but was not afraid to learn the business and hard work necessary from his wife, Jeannette. He was a very loving Father to his children and enjoyed spending time with family. He made it a point to keep in touch and visit with his southern family, but was adamant that Colorado was where he belonged. Charles was a very friendly and outgoing person. He made friends easily and sincerely. He loved the outdoors and especially the mountains of Colorado. He was an avid elk hunter for 30+ years. He looked forward to elk hunting with his friends every year and shared many entertaining stories about the mishaps and antics that ensued. His faith was a very important part of his life and served him well throughout his life, and especially during his illness. He was an active member of St. Anthony's Church in Aguilar, Colo. He was a very kind, funny, genuine and generous person. He will be missed by many. He was preceded in death by: parents Harry E. King and Mary (Honey) Velvin King. Brothers, Harry King, Jr., Frank "Buddy" V. King, nephew Curtis King and a sister-in-law Sandra (Hicks) King. Survived by: wife Jeannette R. King and mother-in-law Carmela Ferrero, daughters, Melissa (Jay) Babcock, Delta Ohio, Jennifer King, Pittsburgh, Pa. Elizabeth (Thomas) Libby, Windham Maine, one son Charles Robert King, Jr. of Raton, N.M. one sister, MaryAnne (Richard) Gaffney, Rockwall, Texas, grandsons, Jared H. Babcock, Dylan R. Babcock, Samuel C. Libby, Eliot J. Libby and Cooper R. King, brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Virginia Ferrero, Trinidad, Barbara King, Elk City, Ark., numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Rosary will be recited Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Friday, June 17, 2016 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Aguilar, Colo. Interment with graveside services conducted by the US Naval Honor Guard will follow at the Ferrero Family Cemetery in Rouse, Colo. Honorary pallbearers are Marlen Morgan, Tony Riley, Steve Hargrove, Joe Tortorelli, Jim Tortorelli, and Richard McCoy. Active pallbearers are Matt Bolf, Jeff Ferrero, Eddie McAlister, Keoni Escobido, Brent Kirklund and John Van Buskirk. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
King, Clifford E.
Clifford E. King - The Gazette - May 21, 2010 - Clifford E. King, son of L.O. (Levi Oliver) and Anna Mae (Erb) King, was born near Hutchinson, KS on June 12, 1924 and died on May 19, 2010. On June 20, 1948, he was married to Mona Bebe Yoder of Crystal Springs, KS, who survives. To this union were born Venita (Birky) of Colorado Springs, Shirley Gaye (Metheny) of Lecompton, KS, Robert of Danville, IL, Richard of Colorado Springs, and James of Sao Paulo, Brazil, who survive. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lila Mae (Janzen), of Harrisonburg, VA. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister Esther (Mullet); and four brothers: Sanford, Donald, Allen, and Kenneth. Clifford lived his early years in the Hutchinson and Yoder, KS areas. During World War II he served in Civilian Public Service at Glacier National Park, at Kalamazoo (MI) State Hospital, and also at the Mennonite Central Committee headquarters, Akron, PA. He graduated from Hesston (KS) College, Goshen (IN) College and Goshen Biblical Seminary, and Tulane (LA) University. Clifford's vocational work included Pastor at East Holbrook Mennonite Church, Cheraw, CO; Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp and Frontier Boys Village at Divide, CO; Division Head of the El Paso County (CO) Social Services Department; and Executive Director of Maple Lawn Homes, Eureka, IL. He served on hospitals' boards in Rocky Ford, Walsenburg, and La Jara, CO; helped launch Silver Key Senior Services in Colorado Springs, serving as its first Board Chairman; served on the Advisory Board of the Martin Luther Homes, as President of the Health Association of the Pikes Peak Region, Chairman of the Regional Advisory Council of the Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging, was on the Pikes Peak Hospice Board of Directors, and President on the Scottsdale Townhouse Board of Directors in Colorado Springs. He helped create the Retired Senior Volunteer Program in Woodford County (IL), and began a community service called Heartline to help disadvantaged persons. He also established a child daycare center adjacent to the retirement community of which he was Executive Director, for which he received an Illinois Governor's Award, a Mennonite Health Association Award, and international recognition from CNN TV. Clifford was a member of Beth-El Mennonite Church, where he served three separate terms as Interim Pastor, and was involved in many other activities of the church. Above all, he was a devoted husband, father, and family man who loved God's great outdoors. He loved the Lord and prayed for each of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren every day. He was a man of humor, able laugh at himself, and enjoyed life to the fullest. A Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2010 from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home. Memorial Services will be at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 23, 2010 at Beth-El Mennonite Church, 4625 Ranch Drive. Private Inurnment will take place at Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Alcove of Memories.
King, David J.
David J. King - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2016 - David J. King. Memorial service and reception will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at the Landings at Eagleridge Clubhouse, 4749 Eagleridge Circle, Pueblo, CO 81008.
King, David M.
David M. King - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 2014 - David M. King. Born Nov. 26, 1935, and lived through Oct. 15, 2014. Retired Air Force tech sergeant. Preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth M. King in February 1999. He is survived by his children, David M. (Anita) King Jr., Carrie (Steve) Pittman, Verna (Tony) Gonzales, Ben Duran, Tony (Judy) Duran and Mickey (Steve) O’Connell. Also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nephews and nieces. Contributions may be made in his name to the Wounded Soldiers of America or any other military organization. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Imperial Funeral Home, 5450 Highway 78 West, Pueblo, CO 81005.
King, Jo Anne
Jo Anne King - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 2017 - Jo Anne King, 80, of Beulah, left this life to be with her Lord on June 14, 2017. Jo Anne was born in Chicago, Ill., Aug. 9, 1936. Service will be Saturday, June 24, at 10 a.m., at Trinity Life Center, 36 Merritt Court, Pueblo, CO.
King, Joe E.
Joe E. King - Chronicle News - April 17, 2003 - Joe E. King passed away on April 4, 2003, at the age of 67. He was born in Erie, Kansas on February 29, 1936 to Dorothea Johanna Bensinger and Augustus Newton King. Joe was raised in Sterling, Kansas where he participated in sports and broke several school track records. He was a life guard and swim instructor at Sterling Lake. After high school he joined the US Air Force and was in the Strategic Air Command (SAC) stationed at Lincoln, Nebraska. Afterwards he moved to Colorado. He married Joyce Harms with whom he had two children, Jocelyn and Jay. Joe and Joyce later divorced. Joe worked in the construction business most of his life as a job superintendent, carpenter, design engineer, and contractor. He built the summit house on Pikes Peak and schools in the Dillon Valley. He worked as a building official for Garfield County and the City of Rifle, Colorado. In 1984 he married Janice Snider. Due to her job with OXY, they transferred and made their home in Rifle, Colorado; Denver, Colorado; Claremore, Oklahoma; Midland, Texas, and now Bakersfield, California. At each place he made lasting friendships. He was responsible for getting folks to become better acquainted with their neighbors. He loved kids and made a positive impact on their lives. He did many things during his lifetime, including truck gardening, taxidermy, mushroom hunting, and raising iris. He enjoyed watching the dancers at Centre Stage in Bakersfield, and attending school activities and softball games. His hobbies included cooking, reading, emailing, painting, and telling stories. Joe was a very caring person. He will be greatly missed. Survivors include his wife Janice; son Jay King of Kingman, Arizona; daughter Jocelyn Cessar, and granddaughters Tarrah King and Leah Cessar of Trinidad, Colorado; sisters Betty (Don) Dean and Jeanie (Lew) Smith of Hutchinson Kansas; sister Viola (DuWayne) Housel of Indian River, Michigan; other relatives, and many friends. Memorial services were held at Greenlawn Southwest Memorial Chapel in Bakersfield on April 8, 2003. Interment of his ashes will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Rifle, Colorado at a later date.
Karen King - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 2014 - Karen King, 61, became an angel June 29, 2014, in Pueblo, Colo. She was married to Robert King for 42 years and raised four wonderful children, Rhonda, Karri, Alicia and Robert Kyle. She also had two beautiful grandchildren, Chardonnay and Ezekiel; lifelong friends, Debbie and Terri; sister-in-law, Kristina Bainbridge (King) and family; sister-in-law, Ella Barsky (King) and family; cousins, Barbara Sprague and Jane Smith. She enjoyed her time in the garden. She was loved and will be greatly missed.
King, Leonard S.
Rev. Leonard S. King – Pueblo Chieftain – December 14, 1949 – Funerals – Rev. Leonard S. King, services 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Davis Memorial chapel with Rev. Ray Hutchinson officiating. To Paola, Kan., for services and interment.
King, Lewis Miller Sr.
Lewis Miller King Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 3, 2015 - Lewis Miller King Sr., 86, born Aug. 29, 1928, in Commerce, Ga., to the union of Gladys and Julian King Sr., and passed away March 30, 2015, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by his daughters, Barbara and Christine of Pueblo, and Linda Murphey, Wetmore, Colo.; sons, Lewis Jr. of Los Angeles, Calif., and Jim of Pueblo; 18 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and brother, Buford (Rhody) King of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his wife, Ruby, in 2007. Married Ruby Louise Wright on Jan. 13, 1949. They moved to Pueblo in 1952, and he later retired from CF&I as a crane operator in 1992 with awards for 2,000,000 safe man hours. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed bowling and trips to Cripple Creek. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather who will be dearly missed. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 5, 2015, and funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2015, both held at Imperial Funeral Home. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow interment at Imperial Hall.
Rose King – Walsenburg World – June 30, 1910 – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, on Thursday, June 23, 1910, Rose King, age 1 year, 3 months, 4 days.
Tracy L. King - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 2017 - Tracy L. King, Aug. 2, 1961-June 11, 2017. Tracy went to be with the Lord and took his last ride. Ride the heavens. You are free now, brother, 'til we meet again. Tracy will be sadly missed by wife, Charlotte; Bandit and Linda; Jeremy, Christie and granddaughter, Lilly; also his beautiful dog, Zeus; friends, Ed and Carol, Kurt and Rhonda, Mel and Berend, Rick and family; and all those who were concerned. We love you, Tracy.
Kingery, George A. Sr.
George A. Kingery, Sr. - Rogers Family Mortuary - April 28, 2015 - George Andy Kingery, Sr., 93, passed away on April 17, 2015 at the Colorado State Veterans Center at Homelake. George was born on February 15, 1922 near Eldorado, Oklahoma to George Elbert and Effie Mae Sisney Kingery. George and Nancy Norwood were united in marriage in Taos, New Mexico on November 9, 1944. They enjoyed more than 60 years together until her death in 2005. He honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corps during World War II and was at Pearl Harbor a couple of days after the bombing. George was also a member of the American Legion. George worked on the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad as a Conductor of the passenger trains from Alamosa to Walsenburg and Pueblo, and also delivered freight. He worked for 36 years and until his retirement. George was a member of the Trainman’s organization, UTU. George belonged to the First United Methodist Church in Alamosa. He loved to take gambling trips, play blackjack and cribbage and enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fly fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed watching the Colorado Rockies on television. George is survived by his son George (Donna) Kingery, Jr. of Alamosa, his daughter-in-law Rosemarie Kingery of Alamosa, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, one sister, and a host of nieces and nephews. George is preceded in death by his wife, his parents, his son Bill Kingery, his grandson Jim Bob Kingery, his great-grandson Ryan Valentine, as well as four brothers and six sisters. Cremation was chosen and a Memorial Service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015 at The Bridge at Alamosa with military honors. Contributions in his memory are suggested to the Colorado State Veterans Center at Homelake, 3749 Sherman Ave., in Monte Vista, CO 81144.
Robert Wilburn Kingery Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2016 - Robert Wilburn Kingery Jr., 62, passed away Aug. 15, 2016. Born Feb. 16, 1954, in Morristown, N.J., he lived most of his life in San Diego, Calif., and relocated to Pueblo in 1998. For 40 years, he worked as a project manager for several top-producing architectural and engineering firms in San Diego. During retirement, he enjoyed working at Home Depot in Pueblo. Robert was preceded in death by his father, Robert W. Kingery Sr. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 28 years, Carleen “Carly” Kingery; children, Jennifer Harvey, Zachary Kingery, Jacob Kingery, Nikki Kingery; grandchildren, Kaelynne Harvey, DJ Harvey, Fiona Kingery; mother, Dorothy Kingery; brothers, William (Christine) Kingery, Don (Pam) Kingery, Dan (Elaine) Kingery, Michael (Kelli) Kingery; sister, Melissa (Bruce) Moeser. In-laws include: Al and Angie Duran, Patrick Duran, Michael (Jodi) Duran, Darla (Scott) Sexton, Montana Cole, Erik Duran, Elizabeth Duran (Steve McClaran); multiple nieces, nephews and their families; and lifelong friend, Keith Thompson. Robert loved the outdoors and was most fulfilled scuba diving in the Pacific Ocean or hiking to his favorite fishing spot above Platoro, Colo. Robert’s boisterous personality was his trademark, and those who were lucky enough to be his friends knew they could count on him for anything. Cremation has taken place. Private memorial service to be held at a later date.
Kingston, Peggy S.
Peggy S. Kingston - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2015 - Peggy S. Kingston, 64, died June 18, 2015. Preceded in death by son, Charles Chacon; parents, Clarence and Sarah Faye Benesch; brothers, Joe Stevens and Harold Benesch. Survived by brother, Donald (Phyllis) Stevens; sisters-in-law, Alene Benesch and Ruth Stevens; niece, Kathleen (Tim) Vaughan. A gathering of family and friends will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, June 29, in Montgomery & Steward Reception Hall. Montgomery & Steward - June 26, 2015 - Peggy S. Kingston, 64, was born February 3, 1951, and passed away on June 18, 2015, at her family home in Piñon, Colo. Preceded in death by son, Charles Chacon; parents, Clarence and Sarah Faye Benesch; brothers, Joe Stevens and Harold Benesch. Survived by brother, Donald (Phyllis) Stevens; sisters-in-law, Alene Benesch and Ruth Stevens; niece, Kathleen (Tim) Vaughan; and many other nieces and nephews scattered throughout the United States. Peggy graduated from Pueblo County High School and Pueblo Junior College (now PCC). She was employed at Windwind Village as an LPN. She had a very special place in her heart for seniors needing care and she had a great deal of patience to carry it out. Before her mother died, Peggy took care of her for ten years. Peggy fed the birds and played ball with her dogs. She loved her pets and those of her family, most of which were shelter animals, and they returned love to her. Before her health started failing, she played the piano and was a talented artist, although she didn't think her work was good. For Peggy, family always came first and she will be missed by many. A gathering of family and friends will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 29, 2015, in the Montgomery & Steward Reception Hall. In lieu of food or flowers, donations can be made to PAWS, P.O. Box 11208, Pueblo, CO 81001, Pueblo Animal Services, 4600 Eagleridge Cir., Pueblo, CO 81008 or direct to a charity of your choice.
Shirley J. Kiniry - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2014 - Shirley J. Kiniry. Sunrise, June 4, 1935 ~ Sunset, Sept. 13, 2014. Survived by husband, James R. Kiniry Sr.; children, William, Timothy, Thomas and Katherine McKinlay; grandchildren, Adam, Marc, Charlie and Harry McKinlay, all of Philadelphia, Pa.; stepchildren, James Jr., William and Russell Kiniry. Shirley enjoyed traveling, shopping for antiques, and was a master doll house maker for over 40 years. Special thanks to Dr. Sloan, Vince Perez, her home nurse, and a very special “angel,” Agnes, and all of Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Per her request, no service or flowers. Memorials may be made in her name to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005.
William Kiniry - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 2015 - William Kiniry, 52, of Seattle, Wash., passed away on July 16, 2015. He was born in Pueblo, Colo., on May 13, 1963. Bill graduated from Central High School. He was married to Kari Kiniry on Aug. 1, 2010. Bill had a career in automotive mechanics for M.C. Electric Vehicles. He was a member of SGI Buddhist Organization and had a passion for cars, motorcycles, his children, grandchild and pets. He is survived by wife, Kari Kiniry; daughter, Molly Kaylen Kiniry; stepchildren, Katy Carlile, Kimi Carlile and Fiona Carlile; grandchild, Charlotte Elizabeth Brady; father, James Kiniry Sr.; brothers, James Kiniry Jr. (Felicitas), Russ Kiniry (Shonda); nephews, James Kiniry III, Kenneth and Kristopher. He was preceded in death by mother, Kaylen Marie Elze. The family requests no flowers. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to SGI Buddhist Organization or the savings account of Molly Kaylen Kiniry located at Bank of America. Cards may be sent to 3901 SW Portland St., Seattle, WA 98136.
Kinkela, Frank John
Frank John Kinkela - Chronicle News - December 3, 2008 - Frank John Kinkela, former Trinidad resident, passed away on December 1, 2008 in Aurora, Colo. at the age of 86. He was born in Brilliant, New Mexico on January 28, 1922 to Mary (Starkovich) and Tony Kinkela. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during W.W.II. He was a coal miner for many years and was a member of UMWA 9856. Frank and his wife Josephine resided in Trinidad for over 50 years. He is survived by wife Josephine Kinkela, daughters Rosemarie (Victor) Grad, JoAnn (Dan) Carbone, Catherine (Bill) Knipple, grandchildren, Kristi (Chris) Garrison, Jeffrey Grad, Matthew Knipple, great grandchildren, Carter Garrison, Cameron Garrison, sister Kate Kos, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, December 9, 2008 with recitation of the Most Holy Rosary at 9:15 a.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will follow at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Ft. Carson Honor Guard. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Josephine Kinkela - Chronicle News - October 22, 2013 - Josephine Kinkela, former resident of Trinidad and current resident of Denver, died peacefully in her home on October 19, 2013 at the age of 90 years old. She was born February 20, 1923 in Valdez, CO to parents Frank and Rose Spicola. She graduated from Trinidad High School, then married Frank Kinkela who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and held several jobs, one of which was cook at Mt. Carmel School. She was preceded in death by her husband and three sisters. She is survived by brother Frank (Rosalie) Spicola, three daughters, Rose Marie (Vic) Grad, Jo Ann (Dan) Carbone and Cathy Knipple, grandchildren, Kristi (Chris) Garrison, Jeffrey (Traci) Grad, and Matthew Knipple, great-grandchildren, Carter and Cameron Garrison and Lexi Grad, nieces, Florence Cuccia, Janice (Jim) Bradburn, Michele (Kurt) Melvin, great-nephews and great-nieces. Josephine lived for her children and grandchildren and was loved dearly by her family. She will be greatly missed. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, October 22, 2013 with Rosary at 12:15 p.m. at Comi Chapel followed by the Funeral Mass at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Entombment will follow at the good Shepherd Mausoleum, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery Condolences can be sent to the family at 20728 E. Ida Circle, Centennial, CO 80015. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Kinney, Shandrick Wayne
Shandrick "Shad" Wayne Kinney - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 2016 - Shandrick “Shad” Wayne Kinney, 40, of Pueblo West, passed away June 7, 2016. Memorial services will be held at noon Saturday, June 25, 2016, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford Ave., Pueblo, CO 81005. Shad was born on June 26, 1975. Shad loved his kids and was an avid Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies, Chicago Bulls and a huge Michael Jordan fan. Shad worked at Comcast for many years and had many close friends, including Martin, Donny and Chad. Shad is survived by his parents, Silas “Skip” (Nina) Kinney and Clare (Jeff) Donahue; his sons, Luke and Tyler; his daughters, Jaidyn and Natalia all of Pueblo; his sib-lings, Jeff (Sarah) Wilcox of Cooperstown, N.Y., Cheryl (Mike) Hoglund of Mead, Colo., and Brad (Jade) Kinney of Pueblo; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his oldest brother, Dave Kinney of Columbia, Tenn. Those wishing to do so, may make memorial donations to the Shandrick Kinney Memorial Fund at any Security Services Federal Credit Union.
Cammy Kinser - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2015 - Cammy Kinser, 51, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 21, 2015. She was preceded in death by numerous family members. Cammy is survived by her husband, Donald; life partner, Stacey; sons, Donald, Devin, Derek and Donavin; numerous grandchildren; sisters, Kathy Laughlin-Petty, Annette Zakrajsek and Cindy Kayton; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to www.alpha1portal.org or to Donavin’s memorial fund at any ENT Federal Credit Union.
Kinsey, Roy Charles Sr.
Roy Charles Kinsey Sr. - Chronicle News - April 2, 2007 - Roy Charles Kinsey Sr. passed away March 27, 2007 at Mt. San Rafael Hospital. He was born May 29, 1935. He served in the U.S. Army and fought in the Korean War. He also started his own business, Kinsey Construction, in Trinidad, CO. He was preceded in death by his parents Chester and Opal Kinsey. Roy is survived by first wife Anita Cowart, former wife Denise Kinsey and companion Delores Cordova. Daughter Carla Kinsey, sons Roy Charles Kinsey Jr. and Rick Allen (Helen) Kinsey, grandchildren Rosa Rico, Christina, Melanie and Aaron Kinsey, Kausha and Kalee Kinsey and great-granddaughter Justice Marie Kinsey. Memorial Services will be Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at 2:00PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Cary Nelson officiating. Reception will follow at JuJo’s. Family can be contacted at 719-846- 2944 or 1306 N. Linden, Trinidad, CO. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Andre Kipan – Walsenburg World – July 25, 1912 – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, July 11, 1912, Andre Kipan, age 73 years.
Kirby, Edith E.
Edith E. Kirby - Pueblo Star-Journal - October 19, 1979 - Mrs. Edith E. Kirby, 1902 E. 14th, passed away St. Joseph Hospital, Denver, October 17, 1979. Survived by her daughter, Melba Jean Kirby of the family home; sister, Mrs. Lucille Voss, Pueblo; brother, J. Fred Rice in Kentucky; nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Esther and Leo Kirscht of Amarillo, Texas; great-nieces and nephews, and one great-great-nephew. Predeceased by her husband, John D. Kirby, on April 21, 1974, and a son, Billy Lee Kirby, in 1926. Born Sept. 30, 1904, in Dexter, Mo., and long-time Pueblo resident. Service will be held in the Couch Chapel at 1 p.m. Monday, with the Rev. Fred Johnson officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
John Kirfisk – Walsenburg World – December 25, 1902 – John Kirfisk, a Slav, while coming out of the Pictou slope Tuesday morning carrying his machine, was hit by a trip of seven loaded cars which had broken loose from the cable. He was completely crushed. The inquest was held Tuesday afternoon.
Darla D. Kirkland - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 2017 - Darla D. Kirkland, 78, of Pueblo, passed away Sept 20, 2017. Survived by her husband, Daniel H. Kirkland; children, Kathy Kirkland (Steven Yocum), Kelly (Ben) Kirkland-Sisneros and David (Diana) Kirkland; grandchildren, Jason Metz, Emily Peltz and Alex Kirkland; great-grandchildren, Kamryn and Myles Peltz. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 11, 2017, at Park Hill Christian Church, 1401 E. Seventh, Pueblo, CO 81001. Cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions may be made to PAWS for Life, 800 N. Pueblo Blvd., Pueblo CO 81005.
Walter Kirkland – Walsenburg World – October 20, 1903 – Died Friday, October 16, 1903, at Pictou, Colorado, of bowel trouble, Walter Kirkland, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Kirkland, at the age of 2 months and 10 days. Funeral from residence Saturday.
Kirkpatrick, Lillian Lucile
Lillian Lucile Kirkpatrick - Chronicle News - December 20, 2007 - Lillian Lucile Kirkpatrick, January 17,1908 - November 24, 2007 - Born at Lake City, KS. Burial at Kim, CO. Lucile was born to Lillian and Joe Hargis at their home near Lake City, KS, on January 17,1908. In 1911 the family homesteaded in SE CO near Elk-hart, KS. In 1915 her father was shot to- death and her mother continued to ranch and keep a home for Lucile and her two younger brothers, Happy and Kenny. She had many happy stories to tell of those days. She attended a country school through 8th grade and then went to Elkhart KS for two years of high school. In 1927 she married Joe Elliott and they moved to the Dripping Springs ranch near Kim, CO where she lived for the next 80 years. The ranch was always a joy to her. In 1930, Joe and Lucile had a son, who lived less than 6 months. In 1935 their daughter, Carol, was born. The dust bowl and depression made hard times for them. In time Joe moved on but Lucile stayed at the ranch caring for her sick mother and Carol. In 1939 Lucile married Bob Kirkpatrick. Their daughter, Kay was born in 1941. Together they built a home and a ranch. They raised a garden, a family, horses and cattle. Many good times were spent with friends and family. In 1969 Bob died. Lucile continued to keep busy with grandchildren, chickens, gardening, flowers, sewing, knitting, visiting and cooking. In the fall of 2007 Lucile entered the nursing home at Elkhart, KS. November 24, 2007 she passed away at the Elkhart hospital. Her heart had finally wore out. Lucile's life saw many changes, heartaches, and illnesses, but it is not those things we will remember her by. It is her determination to give her best, to enjoy each person she met, and to care and nurture the life around her, whether animal, plant or person. As a family we aspire to carry on the traditions she lived so well. Funeral services were held November 29, 2007 at the Church of Christ in Kim, CO. Grandson Joe Autry officiated the services, helped by Lucile's grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were her grandsons and grandsons-in-law, Joe Autry, Gary Saddoris, Bill Kimble, Rocke Feemster, Ricke Feemster, Bryan Davis, and John Cranson. Interment was in the Kim Cemetery, with Rich Funeral Home in Springfield, CO making the arrangements. In lieu of flowers donations were made to the Kim Fire Dept. Survivors include daughters Carol Konkol and Kay (Buddy) Feemster, grandchildren Joe (Robin) Autry, Sonja (Gary) Saddoris, Tanna (Bill) Kimble, Rocke (Theresa) Feemster, Ricke (Kim) Feemster, Karen (Bryan) Davis, and Kathy (John) Cranson. She had sixteen great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren.
Kirkwood, T. C. (Mrs.)
Mrs. T. C. Kirkwood – Walsenburg World – February 12, 1903 – Mrs. Kirkwood Dead – Colorado Springs, Colorado, February 5 – Mrs. T. C. Kirkwood, wife of Rev. Dr. Kirkwood, died this morning as a result of a stroke of paralysis. The family is one of the pioneer ones of Colorado Springs, having come here 23 years ago. Dr. Kirkwood is one of the best known Presbyterian divines in the West. The funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock at the First Presbyterian Church and will be conducted by Rev. H. F. Coyle of Denver.
Floyd Kirtley - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 2017 - Floyd Kirtley, 92, passed away peacefully May 4, 2017. Born May 8, 1924, to Frank and Pearl Kirtley in Kentucky. They moved to Colorado and bought a motel outside of Pueblo, where they raised Floyd. He worked and helped his parents until he met Joyce Griswold and they married and had two boys, Floyd and David. Floyd started a four-wheel drive garage, Kirtley Motors, and had a terrific business. There was nothing he could not solve. He lost his wife, Joyce, to breast cancer, and, in later life, he lost both of his sons. Floyd is survived by his grandson, Tim Kirtley, and his three children, Taren, Malina and Logan. Tim, his wife, Kristi and Pat Long took care of him in his last days of his life. He loved his family. Graveside service for Floyd will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Imperial Memorial Gardens.
John Kis – Walsenburg World – January 22, 1904 – A Bad Accident – Word was received in town yesterday morning that a bad accident had happened at the Rouse Mine causing the death of several miners. Sheriff Farr, District Attorney Hayden, and acting Coroner W. C. Hunt went out immediately to hold an inquest. They found that Luke Nogic, Victor Nogic and John Kis were the miners that had met death in the mine. It appeared from the evidence that the miners had gone to work about 7 o’clock in the morning but instead of continuing on until they came to their respective rooms they congregated at the bottom of the slope to have a visit. Shortly after 7 o’clock the trip was started down the slope. In some manner the brake broke and doubled over on the drum on which the rope was wound. Thus threw the rope off the drum giving about 20 feet of slack which caused the trip of cars to run down the slope at terrific speed. The rope again catching on the axle of the drum causing a sudden stopping which broke the swivel holding the cars to the rope causing them to run away. The men who were standing below heard the trip coming and had plenty of time to get out the way, there being a space of about 40 feet clear at this point. The men appeared to be confused however and stood until the cars struck them. James O’Neil was coming up the slope and yelled to the men to get out the way. The miners who were killed were Slavs and had just come here from West Virginia. One of them has a wife and four children in his old house in Europe. The bodies of the men were brought over to Walsenburg yesterday evening and will be buried today.
George Kiss – Walsenburg World – November 16, 1916 – Shoots Self Accidentally – George Kiss, a miner employed at the Cameron Camp of the CF & I Company died at Minnequa Hospital Wednesday morning of gunshot wounds received while he was cleaning a revolver at the camp several days ago. Kiss has been employed at the mine for several months as a coal digger. He was unmarried and resided at a boarding house in the camp. Several days ago he returned to his home and after eating supper started to clean a .45 caliber revolver, which he carried. In removing the cartridges from the gun, it was discharged in some manner, the bullet striking him in the shoulder. He was taken to the Minnequa Hospital in Pueblo where he died Wednesday. The body will be held until relatives can be located. Walsenburg World – November 23, 1916 – George Kiss who accidentally shot himself died in the Pueblo hospital last week and was buried in Pueblo. He leaves a wife and two children in Switzerland.
Duane D. Kisse - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 2017 - Duane D. Kisse. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at Valley Community Church in Colorado City.
Kissick, Harold A. Jr.
Harold A. Kissick Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 9, 2017 - Harold A. Kissick Jr., 59, of Pueblo, passed away on May 30, 2017. Celebration of Life Service, 10 a.m. Monday, Romero Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.
Kissick, Thelma Joyce
Thelma Joyce (Germ) Kinney Kissick - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 2015 - Thelma Joyce (Germ) Kinney Kissick, born on April 10, 1928, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015, at Applewood Living Center in Longmont, Colo. Thelma was raised on a farm in Avondale, Colo. After high school graduation, she moved to Knoxville, Tenn.; and worked for Sears Roebuck. In 1952, she moved to Santa Monica, Calif., where she performed secretarial work for Douglas Aircraft. In 1955, she returned to Pueblo. She was employed by the Dana Corporation for 31 years as an accounting clerk before retiring in 1987. She had a short- lived retirement prior to going back to work at Candy’s Tortilla Factory from 1987 until 1989. She then moved to Denver, Colo., to be closer to her daughter and to spend more time with her two granddaughters. Thelma was a loving sister, aunt, mom and grandma. She enjoyed dancing, country music, playing cards and crocheting. She took great pride and joy in attending her granddaughters’ sporting events, where she was always their biggest cheerleader. She was also an avid Colorado Rockies fan. She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl (Mike) Hoglund; grandchildren, Caitlin and Megan Hoglund; nieces, Diane (Doug) Withrow, Janet Armstrong; nephews, John (Diane) Hochevar and Randy Hochevar; many great-nieces and nephews; and her dear cousins, Bonnie Roybal and Marge Hoody. Predeceased by her parents, Anton “Tony” Germ and Mary (Lesar) Germ Carlson; sisters, Ethel (John) Hochevar and Gladys (Harry) Armstrong. A memorial service will be held in Pueblo at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 30, 2015, at T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a memorial donation to the Alzheimer’s Association, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or a charity of your choice. Arrangements, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.
Kisslan-Sienko, Kimberly Lynn
Kimberly Lynn Kisslan-Sienko - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 2016 - Kimberly Lynn Kisslan-Sienko of Aurora, Colo., passed away on Dec. 10, 2016. She was born April 11, 1967, to Joseph and Sharon Kisslan. Survived by her parents; husband, John; son, Evan “her pride and joy” Sienko; sister, Shannon (Tony) Patti; brother, C.J. Kisslan; special aunt, Dawn (Jerry) McCarthy; uncle, Val Dolgan; aunt, Renee Armijo; great-uncle, Frank Amicantonio; uncle, Michael (Lodi) Kisslan; uncle, John (Eileen) Kisslan; aunt, Rene Kisslan; sister-in-law, Brenda White; brother-in-law, Bruce (Mary) Sienko; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. A 1985 graduate of Pueblo South High School, Kim and her husband owned and operated three laundry facilities in Aurora, Colo., for 25 years. Kim had the biggest heart, so full of life, a stranger to no one. She would brighten every room she walked into. She was a great Broncos fan. She loved the game of blackjack with frequent trips to Las Vegas, Blackhawk and Cripple Creek. She will be forever missed by her family and friends. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Dec. 22, 2016, at Grace Christian Church, 630 Broadway Ave., Pueblo.
Kissman, Roy Albert
Roy Albert Kissman - Journal-Advocate - June 30, 2009 - Roy Albert Kissman, 87, died on March 26 in Greeley, Colo. Roy was born July 1, 1920, in Geneva, Ohio, to William and Lyda Kissman. At age 6, he moved to Albuquerque and then in 1954 to Las Cruces, where he stayed until 1993 and then moved to Sterling, Colo., where he remained. He is survived by his longtime companion Barbara Szymblowski ; three sons, Lee of Glendale, Calif.; Kenneth of Deming; Larry of Cokedale, Colo.; and one daughter, Patricia, of Phoenix, Ariz. He is also survived by five grandsons and several great-grandchildren. Roy has been cremated and no memorial is planned. The family wishes that, instead of flowers, a donation to your favorite charity be made in his name.
Charlene Kistner - Tampa Bay Times - July 9, 2015 - Charlene Kistner passed away July 4, 2015 in Trinidad, CO while on vacation. She was a loving wife and mother, born March 9, 1953 in Indianapolis, IN and moved to St Petersburg in 1977. Preceded in death by her daughter, Casey; sisters, Therese Kistner and Patricia Nelson; and her parents, Lucille and William Lynch. Survived by her husband, Frank; her sister, Kathleen Schaler; brother, David Lynch; and numerous nieces and nephews. The viewing will be 5-8 pm Friday, July 10, at the Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home, in St. Petersburg. Mass of a Christian Burial will be held Saturday, July 11, at Transfiguration Catholic Church at 10 am. Interment to follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
Clifford Kitchen - The Chronicle News - March 7, 2017 - Clifford "Papa/Papa Kitchen" Kitchen, 62, of Pueblo, Colo. went to be with the Lord on March 2, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Roseanna Kitchen and is survived by his wife of 37 years Juanita (Doran) Kitchen and their daughter Lauren Kitchen, son Jared (Nicole); grandchildren, Dillon and Emma, in-laws John and Sophia Doran of Pueblo West, brothers Kenneth (Pamela), Richard (Sandra), and sister Sharlayne (Bernard) all of Cheboygan, Mich. Cliff was in the US Navy for 21 years and he and his family lived and traveled the world and the US. Cliff was blessed to have remained close friends with many of his shipmates. Cliff worked at PCC, but always said that it wasn’t “work” because the PCC employees, administration, vendors, students, and most especially, his team, were family; he loved them all dearly! Cliff loved to golf, refinish furniture, work his ranch, hunt with his father-in-law, collect coins with his mother-in-law, and tell corny jokes. Cliff especially enjoyed traveling with his wife, Juanita, taking family trips, camping and spending time with his family. Cliff will be remembered for his incredible strength, resilience, and for always being a man of honor. Cliff will be sorely missed by so many, too many to name here, but you know who you are. Cliff will be forever loved and cherished by Juanita and all of his family. Mass will be on Wed., March 8, 2017, at 9 a.m. at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Pueblo West, reception is sponsored by PCC at the Fortino Ballroom following the services, and internment will be at 2 p.m. at the Catholic Cemetery in Trinidad, Colo. Fair winds and following seas! Local arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.
Mary Kitchen – Walsenburg World – January 5, 1911 – Died at Toltec, Colorado, on Wednesday, December 28, 1910, Mary Kitchen, age 27 days.
Sandi C. Kittinger - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 2017 - Sandi C. Kittinger, 64, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 12, 2017. Sandi was preceded in death by her mother, Roberta Maria Hernandez. Sandi is survived by her spouse of 27 years, Terry L. Kittinger; daughter, Carrie Ann; father, Jimmie B. Hernandez; and siblings, James (Judy) Hernandez, Rob (Sheryl) Hernandez; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Sandi loved sitting by the fire with a book and hot cup of tea. She loved her cats, bears, jewelry and also loved traveling. At Sandi's request, a private family service has taken place. Pueblo Chieftain - September 6, 2017 - Sandi C. Kittinger, 64, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 12, 2017. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Highest Praise Fellowship.
Kittle, Bert Willard
Bert Willard Kittle - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2015 - Bert Willard Kittle, April 5, 1930- March 9, 2015. Survived by his wife, Betty Pauline Kittle; and her daughter, Wendy and their extended family. Also survived by his three daughters: Della Mull and her eight children, Trent, Trail, Precious. LaQueida, LaDorchea, LaVenus, Kayla and Dalin; Diana (Greg) Quintana and their two children, Royce and Tyler; Deliteful (Ray) Quintana and their five children, Cassandra, Wayne, Dakota Jane, Montana and Augustas; his son, David (Jennifer) Kittle; and deceased son, Dusty Kittle, and his children, Christopher, Raven, Dakota and Savannah; his sister, Judy; and numerous nieces and nephews, 25 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Bert retired from the International Mill Service @ CF&I, where he worked for 37 years. He attended the Mesa Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Bert lived the past 55 years on his small family farm on the Pueblo mesa. He enjoyed spending time with his family and engaging in the public ministry to share the message of Jehovah’s Kingdom with all whom he met. His door-to-door ministry kept him very busy and he enjoyed sharing a Scripture from the Bible with everyone who would take the time to listen. He will be greatly missed by everyone whose lives he touched until we are able to see him again on the paradise earth Jehovah promises at Psalms 37:10-11. A memorial talk will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 13, 2015, at the Sangre de Cristo Art Center Theater, with a reception to follow.
Alfred Kitto – Walsenburg World – October 2, 1913 – Married Fifty Years; Die Same Night – Pueblo – After living together for over 50 years, death succeeded in separating Alfred Kitto and his wife by only three hours when both died from pneumonia. Last February the couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, at which they were congratulated by and received many handsome presents from their friends. The disease which proved fatal was contracted by both on the same day.
Kitto, Alfred (Mrs.)
Mrs. Alfred Kitto – Walsenburg World – October 2, 1913 – Married Fifty Years; Die Same Night – Pueblo – after living together for over 50 years, death succeeded in separating Alfred Kitto and his wife by only three hours when both died from pneumonia. Last February the couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, at which they were congratulated by and received many handsome presents from their friends. The disease which proved fatal was contracted by both on the same day.
William Kitts – Pueblo Chieftain – January 16, 1919 – One More Gold Star – Another gold star has been added to the service flag which hangs in the office of the Santa Fe division superintendent in Pueblo. This makes three gold stars there. The latest is for William Kitts, whose mother lives at Rockvale, and was just notified Monday that her son was killed in action during the last days before the armistice. Before going to war, Mr. Kitts was a telegraph operator on this division of the Santa Fe. The other two gold stars on this flag represent C. E. McFarland and T. L. Johnson. Mr. McFarland was a Santa Fe switchman, and went with the railroad regiment sent "over" a year and a half ago; and he died of pneumonia. Mr. Johnson who went from the Santa Fe's Mechanical Department, was with the Navy, and died at Pensacola more than a year ago.
Emma Kizlin - Pueblo Chieftain - July 4, 2016 - Emma Kizlin, 83, was found with her throat cut in her home on Brown Avenue, the victim of a burglary. Burglaries had plagued the neighborhood at the time, and suspects broke in through a bathroom window. Police identified four suspects of a burglary ring but no one was ever charged with Kizlin's murder. One of the suspects is serving a life sentence in Nevada for murder. Pueblo Chieftain - February 8, 2018 - '93 slaying of elderly woman haunts niece - On Feb. 3, 1993, Pueblo resident Lucille Cesario approached the home of her 83-year-old sister Emma Kizlin to pick her up for their daily trip to a local cafeteria. The 69-year-old approached her sister's white stucco home on the 600 block of Brown Avenue as she did every day at 4 p.m., as Kizlin suffered from cataracts in her eyes and was mostly blind, leaving her unable to drive. But as Cesario approached the door on that fateful February day 25 years ago, she found something was amiss. The back door to Kizlin's home had been left wide open, which she later told her granddaughter, Lorrie Greene, was very much unlike her sister. So she alerted a neighbor, who entered the two-bedroom home to investigate. What he found and reported to police was a scene so grisly, that when officers later arrived on the scene, one was seen vomiting in the bushes, visibly shaken from what he'd seen inside the home. Kizlin had been killed, and brutally so. She was stabbed in the throat, which Pueblo Police noted also had been slashed by apparent burglars, who had cased the elderly woman's home and gained entrance through a bathroom window. The unknown person or persons killed Kizlin and ransacked her residence, sending a shockwave through the Pueblo community that for Greene reverberates to this day. "(Kizlin) had no family, she was never married and I'm the only one in our family left and it's not OK," Greene said. "If it weren't for me, the case would just be dead and somebody would just get away with it. That's not justice for me." In the weeks and months following the murder, police were able to apprehend a group of four men who allegedly had been involved in a local burglary ring and were suspected to be involved Kizlin's homicide. Three of those suspects were arrested on warrants for second-degree burglary and first-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft. A fourth suspect was arrested on a probation violation out of El Paso County and later was sentenced to seven years in prison. One of the three suspects, Raymond Currington, was found guilty of two counts of second-degree burglary and aggravated motor-vehicle theft and sentenced to the Department of Corrections, while another pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four years in the state penitentiary. Later, the Pueblo District Attorney's Office dismissed the charges against another of the four after the DA determined there was not enough evidence to prove he'd committed the crimes. But while all four suspects were questioned by police about Kizlin's murder, none of them offered any information, leaving police with only the physical evidence at the scene to connect the suspects to the murder. Deputy Police Chief Charlene Graham told The Chieftain in 1995 that "strong suspects were developed but we've never been able to have enough (evidence), according to the D.A.'s office, to prosecute." She continued, "There's no doubt who did it …the people involved are in prison for other things." According to Capt. Eric Bravo, the head of the department's investigations unit, one suspect of the four seemed to most clearly be the perpetrator. "The main guy that they zeroed in on in terms of a suspect was this Raymond Currington," Bravo said. "He lived in the 700 block of Euclid at the time. which was right in that area. "They never gathered enough information or evidence to charge him, but apparently he killed somebody in Las Vegas, Nev., and is doing life for that murder." Bravo said long before Currington was arrested for the Las Vegas homicide, which, like Kizlin's, involved a burglary as well as a grisly stabbing, Currington had become the department's primary suspect after an associate reported to police that Currington had said shortly after the homicide that "cutting somebody's throat is like cutting butter." "That would indicate he's done it before," Bravo said. Bravo said that, like all Pueblo cold cases, the department has looked into Kizlin's murder at multiple points over the years, but have found no additional evidence that could positively convict Currington or any of the other suspects arrested in the burglary ring of her murder. He said that at this point in the investigation, outside of new physical evidence, the only thing that may finally bring an answer to questions about Kizlin's death would be a confession from Currington, who was contacted by Pueblo police after receiving his life sentence but he still would not volunteer information. Currington, a known white supremacist, was convicted of homicide along with his co-defendant Calvin Marshall, but regardless of his conviction, Greene is still hoping to find a concrete resolution to her great-aunt's murder to bring closure to the case. Greene has spent the past 25 years researching Kizlin's case and has even been in contact with the Nevada Department of Corrections to receive further information about the murder case he was sentenced on in Las Vegas. She has steadily pushed police for answers, and said she hopes that now that Currington is off the streets and behind bars, community members may finally volunteer information about the decades-old homicide. "One of the reasons why they couldn't get anyone to testify and come forward at the time was because he was a white supremacist. He was very dangerous and people were afraid," Greene said. "But it was so long ago that people have changed their lives. People have moved on. He's now incarcerated and the game has changed, so maybe somebody might not be afraid anymore." Her mission to find closure is also a mission to honor the memory of her grandmother, Cesario. Greene said Cesario went into a deep depression following her sister's murder and carried the burden of the incident with her until her death in 2000. "My grandma went into such a deep shock … she never came out of that night," Greene said. "She was everything to me and I've tried to get this case solved, at least for some peace for her. I feel like because of that, she kind of died in vain. "She found her sister like that and she couldn't get it out of her mind that, if they had to kill her, why did they have to kill her like that? Why did they have to almost cut off her head? "We all just want closure and to believe in justice again. That love does win and does prevail."
Steve Klafurich - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 2015 - Steve Klafurich, 92, of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 8, 2015, after suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John and Joseph; sisters, Katherine Tucci, Mary Miklich, Anna Perko; nephew, Scott Kleinheim. Survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Nellie; daughter, Jennifer (Ronnie) Mauro; grandchildren, John (Tab) Fenderbosch and Nicole (Josh) Cooper; great-grand-daughter, Mikayla’s sister, Rose Kleinheim; also numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Steve worked for 40-plus years as a guide setter in the rod mill at the CF&I. He also was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardner. Steve also was a member of the Fin & Feather Club and the Croation Fraternal Union of America. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, at Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, at Roselawn Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.
Klahr, Pearl Marie
Pearl Marie Klahr - Odessa American – June 3, 2011 – Pearl Marie Klahr, 87, of Odessa, died Thursday, June 2, 2011, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. Graveside services are scheduled 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring. Arrangements are by Odessa Funeral Home. She was born in Trinidad, Colo. She was Baptist and a homemaker. Survived by daughters, Sharon Moore of Odessa and Sandra Aubuchon of Irving; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
George Klaich - The Daily Sentinel - July 21, 2013 - George "Coach" Klaich, December 17, 1932 – July 14, 2013. George Klaich, 80, died Sunday, July 14, 2013, at his home in Grand Junction, CO after a lengthy battle with cancer. George graduated from Oak Creek High School in 1951. He earned an Associate Degree from Mesa Junior College in 1953, a Bachelor of Arts in Education in 1955, and a Master of Arts in Education in 1961, from Western State College. George was drafted into the Army in 1956, and served at Fort MacArthur, San Pedro, CA, where he met Janalee Woodman. They married August 10, 1958. George spent his lifetime teaching. His 30 year career included teaching in Aguilar and Idaho Springs, CO, and Mesa County School District #51. He taught 23 years at Orchard Mesa Middle School and retired in 1988. Known as "Coach," George influenced the lives of many young people, on and off the court. He was always involved in athletics. George played football for Mesa and Western State and coached hundreds of young men in football, basketball and gym class. His 1954 WSC football team went undefeated, which earned George and his team an induction into the Mountaineer Sports Hall of Fame in 2003, and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Hall of Fame in 2010. George was a member of the Lands End Camping Group and a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church. As part of his church service, George managed the X-Lazy-F Ranch near Crawford, CO each summer where, for more than two decades, he influenced the lives of many more. George's greatest joy was spending time with his family. He loved hunting, fishing, playing games, teasing others, and just visiting. George is survived by his wife, Jan Klaich; sister, Esther Adams of Fayette, IA; children, Steve (Bea) Klaich of Nikolaevsk, AK; Glen (Ruth) Klaich of Grand Junction, and Cathy Angell (Ed) of Peyton, CO; grandchildren, Alex and Adam Klaich of Grand Junction; Blake, Kilina, and Kristin and Sophia Klaich of Nikolaevsk, AK; six nephews and two nieces. George was preceded in death by his parents, Mike and Eva Klaich of Oak Creek, CO; brothers, Fred and Mickey Klaich, and sister, Sophie McLain of Grand Junction. Brothers, Mike, Nickey and John died in infancy. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 27th at 11:00 at the First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 1/2 Rd., Grand Junction. Inurnment will be at the Veteran's Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado, 2830 Riverside Parkway, Monday July 29 at 10:00. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hope West Hospice, 3090B N 12th St. Grand Junction, CO 81506, or First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 1/2 Rd., Grand Junction, CO 81506.
Elsa Klaiman - Pueblo Chieftain - January 3, 2017 - Elsa Klaiman, 89, passed away Jan. 1, 2017. Survived by daughter, Linda Bauer; sons, Henry (Ann) and Daniel; grandchildren, Katrina Tauba Fitzig (Nachum) and Shoshanna Leah Bauer (Mike Bohlmann); great-grand-children, Sophia Bauer-Macaraeg and Yossel, Chana, and Eda Fitzig. Born in Poland in 1927, Elsa survived the Holocaust, as did Bill, her husband of 67 years. They met in the days following liberation, and emigrated from Germany to the U.S. in 1949, staying briefly with relatives on the East Coast, then moving to Pueblo, where Bill was soon employed at CF&I. The Klaiman Family enjoyed camping and fishing through the years, and were active in the Pueblo Jewish Community. Elsa made friends easily among people of all ages and had many long-lasting friendships. She brought her energy and good nature to everyone she knew and will be sorely missed by family and friends. Thanks from the Klaiman Family to Dr. Jim Stjernholm and to Elsa’s wide circle of friends for their constant support. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo. Interment at B’Nai Jacob Cemetery, 23 Montezuma Road, Pueblo. Reception will follow the graveside service. Donations may be made to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place S.W.,, Washington, D.C. 20024.
Ronnie Klang - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 2016 - Pueblo police investigate body in burned motorhome - A body was found in a badly burned motorhome Thursday morning in a parking lot in the back of a church on the 1000 block of Court Street. Police are investigating the death as suspicious at this time. Police said the owner of the motorhome, who works as a security guard at the church and also lives there, noticed his motorhome on fire about 5 a.m. After firefighters doused the fire, the owner of the motorhome went to check on how badly it was damaged and found a body lying underneath some clutter. Police arrived on scene about 8 a.m. to investigate. The body has not been identified at this time. The investigation is ongoing. Update: Police said the death of an individual who was found this morning in a burned RV is believed to be accidental. There's no determination at this time about how the fire started or a cause of death. Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2016 - Body found in burned vehicle identified - Pueblo County’s coroner has identified the man who was found dead in a burned RV last month. Ronnie Klang, 66, died as result of fire. The coroner said no final ruling has been made, but that the death appears accidental. The badly burned motorhome was found in a parking lot in the back of a church on the 1000 block of Court Street. Police said the owner of the motorhome, who works as a security guard at the church and also lives there, noticed his motorhome on fire about 5 a.m. After firefighters doused the fire, the owner of the motorhome went to check on how badly it was damaged and found a body lying underneath some clutter.
George "Ernie" Klausing - Pueblo Chieftain - November 5, 2015 - George “Ernie” Klausing, 51, born July 4, 1964, passed away Oct. 31, 2015. Ernie was known for his gregarious laugh, generosity and kindness to others and adoration of his children. He is survived by children, Phillip, Tabor and Jabey Klausing; mother, Jane Klausing; sister, Anita Harkins; nieces, Emily and Grace Harkins; and nephew, Kevin Harkins. Family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at Imperial Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, at Parkhill Baptist.
Martha “Marty” Klawitter - Pueblo Chieftain - February 6, 2016 - Martha “Marty” Klawitter, age 76, of Pueblo West, Colo., died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at Parkview Medical Center. Martha was born July 17, 1939, in Harvard, Ill., to Edward and Dorthea Schutt. Martha is survived by her husband, Henry; and her four children, Michael (Line) Klawitter, Cynthia (Robert) Boyer, Robin (Brooks) DeMio and Jody (Richard) Ducharme; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grand- children; sister, Joan Obee; and many friends. Martha loved the Lord, her family, friends and her animals. Celebration of life services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at her home church, Family Worship Center, 3800 Parker Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81008. Reception to follow.
Christopher Kline – Walsenburg World – February 17, 1910 – Obituary – The following is an account of the death of Mr. Christopher Kline, only brother of Henry Klein, of this place. The account was taken from the Times of McKeesport, Pennsylvania. Christopher Kline, age 77 years, 3 months and 5 days, one of the best-known German residents of this city, died yesterday afternoon at 4:15 o’clock at his home, 517 North Evans Ave., from a complication of ailments incidental to old age. He was born in Germany and came to America over 50 years ago and during the past 35 years has resided in McKeesport. He was an old employee of the mills in the city, but retired from active life about 17 years ago. He was a veteran of the Civil War and was a member of the German Evangelical Protestant Church. He was also a member of St. John’s Lodge No. 487, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of East Pittsburgh, and received a medal given by that lodge to all persons who have been members for 50 years. The funeral will be held at his late residence tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock, the Rev. Gustav Schmidt, officiating. On Monday afternoon the body will be shipped to Pittsburgh, where it will be cremated in Sampson’s Crematory. This was one of the provisions made in his will, and one of his last requests. The ashes will be brought back to this city and on Tuesday will be buried in the German plot at Versailles Cemetery. Mr. Klein is survived by one daughter, Miss Elizabeth Klein, at home, and one brother, Henry Klein of Walsenburg, Colorado. His wife died about six years ago. A son was at one time Chief of Police in McKeesport.
Henry Klein – Walsenburg World – November 21, 1912 – In Memoriam – Died at his home in our city, November 17, 1912, Mr. Henry Klein at the ripe age of 75 years, 2 months and 13 days. Mr. Klein was a man of excellent habits, fine moral character and sturdy constitution, until some six years ago when his health began to fail, and he continued to be active in his accustomed pursuits till long pass the age at which men ordinarily drop out of the ranks of the workers. To this there is no doubt that his sunshiny disposition largely contributed. He met most of the conditions and situations of life with a joke. He was a practical, matter of fact man, but had his own peculiar way of extracting merriment from life as it went along. This cheerful spirit remained with him to the last, and he retained his clearness of intellect to his closing days. When he died, full of years, and ready to be gathered to his fathers, the grief that was felt over the close of his long career was widespread and sincere. His best monument will be the good report that he has left behind him in the community in which he lived for many years. There was that about his life which won every heart, thereby gaining confidence when he seemed least to seek it. His impulses were of a generous nature, and he never forgot the hospitable ways of the pioneer. The stranger, even though a beggar, never failed to find food and shelter at his hands. In the earlier days he aided greatly in molding the little town of Walsenburg to its present form and consistently, and built up a business that cannot be surpassed in Southern Colorado. He filled the various relations of life as husband, father, brother, friend, and filled them well. His life work was done, and well done. And yet – he has passed on before. Another name is stricken from the ever lessening role of our oldest settlers and the vacant chair is left to attest how sadly he will be missed. The funeral services were held at the home at 2 o’clock, Rev. J. A. McKee officiating, assisted by the Odd Fellows, veterans of the Mexican and Civil War, and Rebeccas. The floral offerings surpassed in profusion and beauty anything ever seen here before, all of which spoke of the great love and respect borne the peaceful sleeper. At the close of the services an unusually long procession moved through our silent streets, where every business house was closed, to the Masonic Cemetery, where the remains were gently laid to rest, the last sad rites being impressively conducted by the B.P.O. Elks. Besides a devoted wife he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Minnie L. Stephens and Mrs. Bertha E. Stamp, and five sons, George, William, Fred E., Harry C., and Burm E. Klein, all grown to womanhood and manhood. We can only remind these mourners that he is not dead. He is only asleep, resting after a long and well spent life here. We can only say: Take hope! Behind the storm clouds always lurks the rainbow and when the storm is past it weeps upon the flowers of the land and the pearls of the sea. Darkness precedes the dawning and out of the blackness of night comes the sunshine and joy of the day, and so from the beauty of his life take inspiration. Mr. Henry Klein was born at Sandofr, Knondon, Hamburg, Rhine Faltz, Bavaria, September 4, 1837. When quite young his parents died, and in 1856, with two brothers and a sister he came to the United States and located in New York where he learned the baker’s trade and resided until the breaking out of the war. In August 1861, he tendered his services to the union cause, enlisting in Company I, First New York Cavalry. He participated in 13 hard-fought battles on the Potomac; was severely wounded and had his horse shot under him, and was honorably discharged August 22, 1865, at Harper’s Ferry, Virginia. He resided temporarily in St. Louis and other points until 1869 when he embarked in trade at Richmond, Ray County, Missouri, continuing until 1871, when he took up his residence in Plattsburgh. The greater portion of the time he has been engaged in the hotel and restaurant business. He was a superior baker, and in this important branch attained considerable celebrity. In 1867, Miss Eliza Shott of St. Louis became his wife. In 1881 he and his family came to Colorado and located in Pueblo; from Pueblo to Fremont County and in 1887 located in Walsenburg, where he has since been engaged in the hotel business. He was a member in good standing of the BPOE and I OOF, having been initiated in the latter Lodge December 6, 1869, at Richmond, Missouri, and later transferred his membership to this city. Mr. Klein had been an active businessman until a few years ago when he found that his health was failing, but kept up wonderfully well for a man of his age.
Karl Klein – Walsenburg World – July 11, 1912 – Died at strong, Colorado, Wednesday, July 3, 1912, Karl Klein, age 49 years, 5 months.
Klein, Margaret Lena
Margaret Lena Klein – Walsenburg World – April 24, 1919 – The funeral of Margaret Lena Klein, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Klein, age 5 months and 7 days was held from the family residence Sunday afternoon, April 20, at 2:30 o’clock.
Marjorie Klein - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 2016 - Marjorie Klein, 88, passed away Oct. 11, 2016. Full notice Sunday.
Melissa Klein - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 2016 - Melissa Klein, 40, went to sleep with her Lord and savior on Jan. 1, 2016. Melissa Klein Survived by her parents, Cort “Bill” and Nikki Klein; siblings, Patrick (Debra) Klein, Michelle (Patrick) Malloy; nephews, Jace and Kai Olan, Merrick Klein; niece, Shayna Loftstrom; foster siblings and friends. She will be missed by all who loved her.
Jon Kleinbach - Chronicle News - August 21, 2013 - Jon Kleinbach passed away on August 17, 2013 due to a fatal accident. Jon and his family moved from the East Coast in 1972 Jon had served in the Army in the early 1960s and was stationed at Ft. Carson while stationed there he met Daniel vigil was raised in Trujillo Creek. Daniel brought Jon to this area to hunt and Jon fell in love with this beautiful area after being discharged, the Kleinbach return to Delaware nine years later Jon said of any place like to retire, it was Colorado. Everything seemed to fall in place for this new Jon was involved with 4-H and taught a special program to teach youngsters target shooting and gun safety. Jon was an avid hunter. He also loved country-western dancing and he and his wife taught dance lessons for many years working where he made many wonderful friends. Jon was always there to help friends and neighbors regardless the problem or what time of day or night it might be. Jon is survived by his wife Emeline (Knoll) and son Kurt and his wife and (Brady) and son Carl and his wife Gemma (Mehalchick), and special friends he loved his family Sarah and Jeanne Cleaver and Abbie Andreatta. Graveside services will be held Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Trujillo Creek community Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Bill Kleine - Wet Mountain Tribune - April 3, 1975 - Funeral services were held March 28 for Bill Kleine, Custer county assessor. He died at his home in Silver Cliff March 25, following a short illness. Services were held at the Hope Lutheran church with the Rev. Mack Shyman of Pueblo officiating. Pallbearers were Lawrence Entz, Edwin Werth, Albert Hanssen, Harold Vickerman, Charles Tomsick and Bill Armstrong. Kleine was born March 25, 1919 at Las Animas, Colo. After completing his education, he moved to Salina, Kans. and worked in the wheat harvest for several years. He moved to Silver Cliff in 1938 and was employed at Beaman Hardware. In January 1942, he joined the U.S. Navy and served in both World War II and the Korean conflict. In 1952, Kleine was elected as Custer county assessor, a position he served for 22 years. He was currently serving the longest tenure of any present Colorado assessor. He was a member of the Hope Lutheran church, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Spencer-Young post, Custer County Stockgrower’s association, Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Assessor’s association, Lutheran Men’s club, town board of Silver Cliff and the Wet Mountain Valley Saddle club. The Kleines owned and operated the Kleine’s Laundromat and Trailer Park in Silver Cliff for 20 years. He and Vera Miller were married March 15, 1946. In addition to his widow, he is survived by a son, Larry of Akron, N.Y., a daughter, Mrs. Linda Herrick of Greeley, and four grandchildren. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Francis [Frances] Romanick of Canon City and several nieces and nephews. Anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so either to the Custer County Clinic or to Hope Lutheran church through the family.
Kleiner, Marvin H.
Marvin H. Kleiner - Pueblo Chieftain - February 6, 2015 - Marvin H. Kleiner, 87, passed away Feb. 4, 2015. Survived by his wife, Lois; children, Sheri (Michael) Belmont of Huntsville, Ala., Jeffrey Kleiner of Pueblo; and Scott (Samantha) Kleiner of Navarre, Fla.; and grandchildren, Sarah, Jessica, Rachel, Savannah and Slade. Marvin was born to Jacob and Ida Kleiner on March 28, 1927, in Denver. He was a business owner and civic leader, having been the co-owner of Rosenblums Men’s Store for over 40 years. Marvin was past president of the United Way, Temple Emanuel and United Hebrew Center and past board member of the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, B’Nai Jacob Cemetery. The family requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be made to Temple Emanuel or Alzheimer’s Association through the funeral home.
Klem, Jeffery R.
Jeffery R. Klem - Chronicle News - April 28, 2011 - Jeffery R. Klem, 58, of Northglenn, Colo., born on September 19, 1952 in Brecksville, OH. was met in heaven by his many anglels on April 24, 2011, after a long and courageous fight with cancer. Jeff was surrounded by his loving family. Jeff is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Sandra, daughters, Sunny Knot (David Grimes) of Seattle, Wash. and Michelle Knott of London, UK, stepsons, Jeff and Jeremy Maldonado (Susanne Sanchez-Mousel) of Westminster, Colo. granddaughter Annika Grimes of Seattle, goddaughter Kayleigh Vallejos of Trinidad, and lovely-dovey Lexi Valenzuela of Lakewood, sister Jeanne Lackner, mother June Kruis and aunt Joanne Horan of Cleveland, OH, brother Jim Klem and father Jack Lem of Fla. In-laws Jack (Georganne) Vallejos, Orace (Marilyn) Vallejos, Erika Vallejos, Trinidad, Colo. and numerous nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by his grandmother Irene Gall, aunt Irene Resnick, uncle Rich Horan all of OH. and in-laws Al and Gertrude Vallejos of Trinidad, Colo. Memorial services will be held, April 29, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Northrock Church, 10100 Grant St. in Thornton, Colo. Memorial services will be held in Trinidad, Colo. at a later date.
Klem, Sandra B.
Sandra B. Klem - Chronicle News - April 6, 2012 - Sandra B. Klem passed away unexpectedly in Colorado Springs, Colo. on March 31, 2012 at the age of 61. Sandra, the daughter of Al and Gertrude Vallejos was born in Trinidad, Colo., on October 19, 1950. She graduated from Trinidad High School in 1968. She was THS Alumnus in 2009. Sandra was very creative. She was a licensed beautician and a very talented florist. Sandra retired after 20 years from AT & T. She loved to play golf and enjoyed playing in a few golf tournaments. She was an avid Bronco, Rockies and Avs fan and loved to attend any kind of sporting event. She was always the life of the party. Her passion was her family. She was always there for anyone who needed her. Sandra will be forever loved, missed and cherished by all who came to know her. She is preceded in death by her husband Jeff Klem and parents Al and Gertrude Vallejos. Survivors are her two sons Jeff Maldonado, and Jeremy (Suzanne) Maldonado of Northglenn, Co., grandchildren, Brandon Espinoza, Kortney and Gavin Mousel and Annika Grimes, brothers Jack (Georganne) Vallejos, Orace(Marilyn) Vallejos and sister Erika Vallejos all of Trinidad, Co., Godchildren, Jack Mestas, J.J. Vallejos, Elisa Lucero, Monica and Matthew Maldonado and Kaleigh Vallejos, stepdaughters Sunny (David)Knott, Michelle Knot, nephews, J.J. (Selina) Vallejos, Juan Carols(Jessica) Vallejos, Daniel Archuleta and niece Kaleigh Vallejos. Also numerous loving uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and many special friends survive. Services are scheduled for Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Amazing Grace Community Church, 541 E. 99th Place, Thornton, Colo. 80223. The Celebration of Life follows at the VFW, 10217 Quives St., Northglenn, Colo. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Kleven, Nancy Marie
Nancy Marie Kleven - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2016 - Nancy Marie Kleven, age 75, passed away on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, at Sharmar Village Care Center in Pueblo, Colo., as the result of a courageous battle with lung and brain cancer. She was an amazing wife, wonderful mother, devoted grandmother, loving sister, a retired business owner and friend to many. Nancy Marie Anderson was born on Nov. 24, 1941, in Montevideo, Minn., to the late Newton Monroe and Catherine (Andres) Anderson. She grew up in Montevideo, Minn., and graduated with the Class of 1959. She attended Stephens College and graduated from the University of Missouri. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. She married Allan Wilfred Kleven on June 13, 1964, in Montevideo. The Klevens moved to Colorado Springs in 1966 and worked in the homebuilding business. Al and Nancy later started their own homebuilding company, Oakwood Construction Co., where Nancy worked as office manager. As a woman of family and faith, Nancy was a longtime member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church and later became a member of the First Lutheran Church in Colorado Springs. They also were members of the Colorado Springs Country Club, where Nancy played an excellent game of tennis. The Klevens moved to Pueblo West in 2009 to retire. They very much enjoyed spending time with their family and many friends. Nancy is survived by her husband, Allan W. Kleven of Pueblo West, Colo.; her daughter, Andrea (Brett) Clough of Pueblo West; her son, Mark (Angela) Kleven of Pueblo; her sister, Carol Yorke of Colorado Springs; her sister, Kay (Tom) McNamara of Colorado Springs; her brother, Charlie (Marsha) Anderson of Le Roy, Minn.; and her brother, Joe (Carol) Anderson of Colorado Springs. She also is survived by her grandchildren, Colton Clough, Ryanne Clough, Jessica Kleven, Lauren Kleven and Kent Kleven; by her brother-in-law, Larry (Sherry) Kleven of Canon City, Colo.; and by her sister-in-law, Yvonne (Roger) Larson of Montevideo, Minn. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at the First Lutheran Church of Colorado Springs, 1515 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80907. The celebration of her life will then continue at the Colorado Springs Country Club, 3333 Templeton Gap Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80907. Memorial gifts in Nancy’s memory may be made to the local chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Southern Colorado Alumni Association, in care of Margaret Rich, 3105 Springdowns Place, Colorado Springs, CO 80906-3726 or to Frontier Hospice of Pueblo, Colo., 4718 N. Elizabeth St., Pueblo, CO 81008. Blessed be her memory. Arrangements by: The Springs Funeral Services - North, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Kline, Durell S.
Durell S. Kline - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2014 - Durell S. Kline, 84, of Pueblo West, passed away with family by his side on Nov. 10, 2014. Durell is survived by wife, Vickie; sons, Michael (Vivian) and Erik; grandson, Dietrich; granddaughter, Deidra; great-granddaughter, Athena; extended family and friends in Colorado and Pennsylvania. Farewell eulogy with military honors and taps by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team, 4 p.m. Friday, Liberty Point.
Hazel Kline - Huerfano World - December 23, 2014 - Hazel Kline went into eternal life on December 21, 2014. She was born in Penrose, Colorado in a house on October 31, 1938 to Leonard and Eva Finney. She grew up on a homestead in the country. Hazel and her husband Lee started and pastored an Assemblies of God church in Walsenburg, CO for 24 years as well as pastoring a Mennonite church in Walsenburg for two years. They also pastored churches in Las Animas, and Cheyenne Wells, CO. Her children are Gary and David Kline. She has two grandchildren, Luke and Dylan. Hazel loved children. She taught children’s church for many years. She was a key part in developing the largest and most exciting youth group in Walsenburg, CO. Taking care of foster children also showed her love of children. Cooking homemade food was a passion of hers. She was an inspiration to her children in that she still cooked homemade food. Services were held at Saint James Church in Colorado Springs, CO. Address is 4615 North Park Drive. Viewing will be at 10 am and service was at 11 am on Friday, December 26th. Burial was at Beaver Park Cemetery in Penrose, CO. Harwood Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Klinker, Nicolette Jo
Nicolette Jo Klinker - Chronicle News - October 24, 2006 - Nicolette Jo Klinker, lovingly referred to by her family as Nikki Jo, went to be with Jesus on October 17, 2006 at Children's Hospital in Denver. Nikki blessed our lives when she was born on August 23, 2006. Her mother, Amanda Radetsky, loved and cared for Nikki with all her heart and Nikki knew she was loved. Together with her mother, Nikki was also loved and cared for by her PoPo and Nani, Joe and Lee Ann Aguilar of Trinidad, Grandpa Jeff Radetsky of Denver, Grandparents Lauretta Klinker and Jeff Neumeister, Lake St Louis, MO, and her special Great Grandmother - NaNa Marie Ruscetti. Her uncles, Josh Radetsky and Austin Aguilar, both of Trinidad and her Aunt Lauren Neumeister of Lake St. Louis, MO, all loved her and enjoyed having their first little niece. She was also loved and adored by her Great Uncles and Aunts, Sam and Sheryl Radetsky of Lafayette, CO, Dan and Diana McKinnon of Arvada, Ken and Lori Garbo of Fort Worth, TX, Alan and Michelle Johnson of Kingwood, TX and Mike and Yvonne Ruscetti of Trinidad along with numerous cousins and other relatives. Her family is greatly comforted that our precious angel was greeted in heaven by her Great Grandparents PaPa Mike Ruscetti, Zaidy Paul Radetsky and Grandma Marcy Radetsky. Mass of the Angels will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with burial following at the Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers are her Uncle Josh Radetsky and Uncle Austin Aguilar. Honorary Pallbearers are her cousins Steven & Courtney Ruscetti, Raymond Ruscetti, Casey Turner, Joshua Bosford and the soldiers of Fort Carson's 10th Group Dining Facility. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home. Chronicle News - December 6, 2006 - Charges filed in baby Klinker death - A civilian judge has ordered a Fort Carson soldier to stand trial on a first-degree murder charge in the death of his 7-week-old daughter. Johnathon Klinker, 21, is accused of shaking Nicolette Klinker on Oct. 17 after he became frustrated with her crying. The El Paso County coroner said the baby died of severe bleeding in the brain and that the injuries were non-accidental. At a hearing Monday, Klinker’s attorney, Jonathan Walker, said he wants to look into whether Klinker suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder from his service in Iraq. Walker also said Klinker may have been under the influence of prescription pain medicine. Chronicle News - July 11, 2007 - Iraq Vet sentenced to 40 years in prison for infant’s death - U.S. Army Pfc. Johnathon Klinker, 22, was sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing his seven-week-old daughter, Nicolette. Fourth Judicial District Judge Theresa Cisneros sentenced the Iraq war veteran to 30 years for his conviction of child abuse resulting in death and 10 years for second degree assault, to be served consecutively. Apologizing to the baby’s mother, Amanda Redatsky, and the judge for the “horrible” mistake that resulted in his daughter Nicolette’s death, Klinker agreed to plead guilty in order for prosecutors to drop a first-degree murder charge. Growing frustrated when the baby would not stop crying, Klinker told investigators he dropped her on the ground, causing her to hit her head, shook her, held her upside down, and repeatedly let her drop from a sitting position. She died in October after four days in a Denver hospital. The El Paso County coroner ruled she died of severe bleeding in the brain. Even though Judge Cisneros urged her not to, Redatsky blamed herself for the tragic loss of her daughter. She stated, “That was the worst decision I ever made in my life, when I left that morning.” Returning to her job, it was the first occasion that she left Nicolette alone with Klinker. He was recovering from a recent shoulder surgery, but assured Redatsky he could care for their daughter and looked forward to spending time with her. A short time after the incident, the decision to remove her daughter from life support tormented Redatsky. The decision was made and she cradled the infant as she gasped until she died. “God sent angels down to Earth to get my baby,” Redatsky said as Klinker bowed his head and wept. “I’ve lost everything that was important to me.” Jeff Schwartz, public defender for Klinker said his client loved Nicolette and never intended to hurt her. “Not a day goes by that he doesn’t regret what happened,” Schwartz said. “It was not malicious.” Army officials have initiated proceedings to discharge Klinker based on the convictions, stated a Fort Carson spokeswoman.
Klipfel, Charles Herman
Charles Herman Klipfel - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 1999 - Our Past Century, 1942 - 1943 - Pueblo Prospers at Outset of WWII - They Made a Difference - Charles Herman Klipfel - Klipfel, a Republican candidate, defeated incumbent J.W. Goss by a mere five votes in 1942 for a seat on the Pueblo County Commission. It had been predicted that Goss would easily retain his seat but as election results came in, it showed a close race between the two candidates. It took officials a few days after the election to declare Klipfel the winner. Goss contested the election, postponing the official announcement of Klipfel's victory until early January 1943. At that time, it was announced that Klipfel had garnered 10,959 votes to 10,954 for Goss. A few days later, Klipfel was sworn into office. He served on the county commission for three years, before he resigned to accept an appointment as city commissioner under the old form of municipal government. He resigned as city commissioner in 1947 to devote full time to private business. In March 1955, Klipfel was named interim postmaster in Pueblo and a year later was named the postmaster. Klipfel was born April 19, 1903 in Pueblo, and attended schools in Beulah where his father operated a farm. He died July 21, 1966.
Klipfel, Charles Herman
Charles Herman Klipfel - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 2012 - Charles Herman Klipfel, 55, of Pueblo, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2012, at his residence in Sterling, Colo. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2012, at the First Foursquare Church in Sterling, Colo.
Klipfel, Shirley E.
Shirley E. Klipfel - Pueblo Chieftain - January 7, 2015 - Shirley E. Klipfel, 89, passed away Jan. 5, 2015, in Pueblo. Shirley was a longtime Beulah resident. Cremation with no public services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.
Klune, Ruth Eileen
Ruth Eileen Klune - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2016 - Ruth Eileen Klune, 93, passed away May 23, 2016 due to complications from pancreatitis. Survived by her son, Joseph L. Klune; beloved nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph P. Klune; parents, Michael and Amanda (Jacobson) Philips; siblings, R.J. Phillips, Viola Maddox, Alice Serfoss and Mary Hines. Ruth was born Aug. 24, 1922, in Vona, Colo. She moved to Pueblo after high school, married Joseph P. Klune and enjoyed a 50-year marriage. Ruth was a devoted housewife, mother and charitable contributor to her community. She enjoyed crafts, cooking, her time doing food demos and especially her last years at Primrose Retirement Community. Memorial Mass, 2 p.m. Friday, May 27, 2016, at St. Francis Xavier Church, followed by inurnment at Imperial Memorial Gardens and reception at church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sangre de Christo Hospice, St. Francis Xavier Church or Center for Disabilities. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.
Knapp, Agnes D.
Agnes D. Knapp - Pueblo Chieftain - May 1, 2016 - Agnes D. Knapp, passed away April 28, 2016, in Pueblo. She was born March 29, 1915, in Stringtown, Okla., to Samuel and Martha Gibson. Agnes enjoyed quilt ma-king, but her true passion was spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles; daughter, Lanora (Robert) Winters; grandson, Michael; sisters, Bertha and Tennie; and brothers, John, Jess, Jim, Dee and Arle. Agnes is survived by her daughter, Linda Krummel; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, six great-great-grand-children; and her brother, Robert Gibson. Mrs. Knapp will lie in state on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in the Roselawn Cemetery.
Knicklebine, Albert H.
Albert H. Knicklebine - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 2016 - Albert H. Knicklebine, 96, passed away July 16, 16, 2016. Preceded in death by his wife, Louise M. Knicklebine; children, Linda L. Hodges, Michael A. Knicklebine, Dorothy Del Whitmore; parents, Albert CJ Knicklebine and Addie Elizabeth Ames Knicklebine; brothers, Howard A. Knicklebine and Chester Ames Knicklebine; sister, Katherine Elizabeth Woodcocks Knicklebine. Survived by five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Albert was a veteran of Army/Air Force World War II 387th Bomb group M 556 Bomb Squadron. He received the World War II Victory Ribbon, American Service Ribbon, ETD Campaign Ribbon, with five stars. Special thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, St. Paul’s in Pueblo West for giving him communion every Saturday (Liz and Bill Sprouse), Irene Martinez, Serena Howard, and my granddaughter, Michelle Banning and family for taking wonderful care of me. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Association or Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Monday, July 25, 2016, at St. Joseph Church.
Michael Knicklebine - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2014 - Michael Knicklebine, 67, of Pueblo, passed away Sept 3, 2014. Preceded in death by his mother, Louise Knicklebine; and sisters, Linda Hodges and Dorothy Whittmore. Survived by his dad, Albert Knicklebine; daughters, Michelle Banning and Denise Knicklebine; grandchildren, Kristopher Kander, Brandy Bukovsky, Mariah Keener and Kaiden Banning; and great-grandchild, Brooke Bukovsky. A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the retired veteran’s organization.
Knight, Lula Mae
Lula Mae Knight - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 2016 - Lula Mae Knight, 95, departed this life Feb. 15, 2016. She was born March 23, 1920, in East Chicago, Ind., to the union of Jennie Lou Hurt and Brady Robinson. Lula married Dr. Charles LaVelle Knight, Dec. 11, 1943, in Detroit, Mich. Dr. Knight preceded her in death on June 7, 1993. They shared 50 wonderful years of matrimony. Her siblings, George, Carl, Emma, Lawrence and Arthur also preceded her in death. Lula’s career extended over 30 years as an executive secretary for the Dallas Independent School District and the United Board for College Development in Atlanta, Ga. Her joy in life was her family and she demonstrated it through her “Proverbs 31, Biblical Life Style.” She was a blessed woman and a blessing to all of her family and friends. She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved family, children, LaVelle (Lucia) Knight, Randi (Eddie) Miles and Carmen (Shon) Kittrell; grandchildren, Jeffery (Danielle) Knight, Erin (Mark) Brown, Amin (Lisa) Knight, Taylor and Jalen Kittrell and Dianna; great- grandchildren, Candace, Todd, Cameron, Destina, Gavin, Clayton, Garret and Perrie; former daughter-in-law of 37 years Patricia Knight; Eddie Miles Jr.’s extended family, Randi’s extended family; and a host of other relatives, friends and our neighbors. A special thank you to the 1st AME and Bethlehem Baptist Church families and Angelus Funeral Home. At Lula’s request, immediate cremation has taken place and there will be no services. A private celebration of her life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the following nonprofits, (SRDA) Family Care Giver Services, Pueblo Alzheimer’s Association and/or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.
Knight, Sandra L.
Sandra L. Knight - Pueblo Chieftain - March 6, 2015 - Sandra L. Knight, 65, better known as Sandra L. “Sandy” Bolden, passed away peacefully surrounded by love on Monday, Feb. 23 at 2:43 a.m. in Atlanta, Ga. Born to Elton Leroy Hill, who preceded her in death, and Vivian E. Hill on March 31, 1949. She is survived by her loving mother, Vivian E. Hill; and her loving children, Jenifer M. Mayfield, Ebony L. Williams, Donny C. Green, Rosie (Tiffany) Green, Latoya M. Green, Donya E. Bolden and Tyrell J. Bolden; sisters, LaVella (William) Foster, Sheraline (Curtis) Charleston; and a host of other family and friends. She will be loved, missed, honored and remembered for her smile, laugh, compassion, loving and caring nature and is known to all as Momma, Aunt Sandy and most importantly, “our angel.” The visitation will be held from noon to 6 p.m. today, March 6, at Angelus Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at First AME Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.
Knight, Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee Knight Sharon Lee Knight - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2017 - Sharon Lee Knight went on her journey to heaven peace-fully on March 7, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Sharon was born in Boulder, Colo., on Feb. 14, 1940, a day that truly resembled her sweet demeanor, to Eddie and Marjorie Pinette. Sharon met the love of her life, a cowboy named Russell Knight, at church when she was 16, and they were married in 1958. They had four children, Renee Floyd, Doug (Katie) Knight, Suzanne (Mike) Seppala and Lisa (Jeramy) McNeely. She is survived by her husband of 58 years; her four children, seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. Anyone who had the privilege to meet her, loved her instantly, and she will be so dearly missed by many. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Sonrise Methodist Church, 421 E. Spaulding Ave., Pueblo West, CO 81007.
Knisley, Doris Marie
Doris Marie Knisley - The Daily Sentinel - July 18, 2008 - Doris Knisley entered peacefully into eternal rest with her family by her side at her son's home in Fruita, CO on July 2nd, 2008. She was 82. Doris was born on January 15th, 1926 in Trinidad, CO to Blanche and Tenna McCoy. Doris married Charles W. Knisley in 1944 in Penrose, CO. They had two children, Rowland and Janice. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles of 47 years in 1990, her daughter Janice in 1993 and her sister Betty Trussell in 2005. She is survived by her son Rowland and daughter-in-law Belinda of Fruita, CO; their daughters, Kellie (Charlie) Zich of Grand Junction, CO; Chresta (James) Barnes of Greenbrier, AR; Jennifer Knisley of Fruita, CO, and Kerri Patrick of Tucson, AZ. She is also survived by Janice's daughter, Gail Lynn Sloan of Pueblo, and her brother-in-law Les (Carlene) Knisley; nephews, Scott and Lynn Knisley and niece Theresa Knisley of Commerce City, CO and nephews Rick and Kirk Sullivan of Colorado Springs, CO. Doris always said "all of her Grandchildren are Great!" and she had ten great grandchildren; Rikki-jo (Christopher) Keuleman, Roxanne and Emily Zich, Kylee and Colton Barnes, Patti and Hope Knisley, Brittney Patrick, Miranda and George Sloan. Doris had a bachelor degree in psychology and was employed in the nursing service at the Colorado State Hospital in Pueblo for 30 years. She loved her career, co-workers and respected the patients. Doris enjoyed playing the piano, reading, looking at clouds, her poodle "C.W." and most of all, family gatherings and parties. Many people loved and valued her as a wise, loving and trusted friend. She had many sayings; "All behavior has meaning" and "Everybody has their own sack of rocks to tote" are two of the many she used to comfort friends and family. Cremation has taken place at her request with a memorial service to celebrate her life to be held at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary on July 19th at 10:00 a.m.
Jack Knowles – Walsenburg World – November 21, 1918 – Died at Walsenburg, Mr. Jack Knowles, of influenza. He is survived by his wife. Mr. and Mrs. Knowles had been married only a few months. The sympathy of the community is extended.
Knowles, Rosalyn J.
Rosalyn J. Knowles - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 2014 - Rosalyn J. Knowles, 62, a proverbs wife, passed away Oct. 14, 2014. She was born July 14, 1952, in Detroit, Mich., to proud parents, John T. and Elvira M. (Houston) Green; both preceded her in death; along with siblings, Joyce M. Reynolds and John A. Green. Rosalyn is survived by her loving husband of 23 years, Billy L. Knowles; her siblings, Frieda Jo Conner, Marian Diane Carte and Linda Carol Covington; in-laws, Bill and Lyea. Rosalyn gave her life to the Lord at an early age. She enjoyed singing in the church choir, and she volunteered with the crisis center for many years. Rosalyn was gifted with a great sense of wisdom and always had a positive attitude. A celebration of her life will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at New Horizon Apostolic Faith Church, 711 W. Arroyo, Pastor Andre Thompson officiating.
Allen Knowlton - Chronicle News - April 8, 2005 - Allen Knowlton, 82, died on March 31, 2005 at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, CO. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Saturday, April 9th at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church located in Fowler, CO. A Colorado native, Knowlton was a second-generation livestock producer for many years in the White Rock ranching community located on Colorado Highway #10 between Walsenburg and La Junta. He entered this world on July 16, 1922 at the Blotz Hospital in Rocky Ford, the eldest of four children to be born to Herbert and Tressie Knowlton. He attended the White Rock School through the eighth grade, graduating from Fowler High School in May of 1941. He entered the military in October of this same year, but was honorably discharged for health reasons. Knowlton spent his entire working life as a rancher. He developed a tremendous love of the land and was passionate about his vocation. As a younger man, he especially enjoyed calf roping and was a founding member of the White Rock Roping Club. In 1949, Knowlton married Melba Rafferty in Trinidad, and the couple began their lives together on a ranch in Las Animas County 30 miles east of Walsenburg. The couple lived at this location until 1989. The ranch’s headquarters housed work crews and equipment during the 1950s when Colorado Highway #10 was being paved. Knowlton was always active in his community. He served as a school board member for the Aguilar School District for several years, and he and Melba drove the school bus for the Walsenburg District as well. He was one of several ranchers in the White Rock area who planned and coordinated the Apishapa Trail Rides which drew hundreds of riders to this annual southern Colorado event held for several years in the early 1970s. It was Melba and Allen who founded the original Stockman Restaurant in Fowler about this same time. He belonged to the United Methodist Church and the White Rock Community his entire life. Knowlton was also an avid historian, collecting and keeping records on the ranches and landmarks in the area, giving special attention to the Apishapa Dam history as his father had overseen its construction. He was a founding member of the Fowler Historical Society, serving several terms as president and being a major contributor to establishment of The Fowler Museum. He loved politics and world events, and was always well read in these areas of interests. Knowlton is survived by his wife, Melba, of the family home; and his children Tom Knowlton of Fowler, Janelle (Tom) Baldwin of Fort Collins, Nancy Hazlett of Fowler, Bryce (Ronda) Knowlton of White Rock, Marianne Bush of Pueblo, Blake Knowlton of Walsenburg, and Barbara (Joe) Baker of Sterling; sister Nadine (Cletus) Martin of White Rock; and brother Ralph Knowlton of La Junta. He has fourteen grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a son, David Allen, who died in infancy; his parents; and brother Harry Knowlton. Memorials may be made in his name to the Country Bible Church at White Rock or the Fowler United Methodist Church.
Knowlton, Bryce Franklin
Bryce Franklin Knowlton - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 2017 - Bryce Franklin Knowlton, a Southeastern Colorado rancher, born Oct. 4, 1955; departed his earthly home on Jan. 10, 2017. He was 61 years old. A third-generation livestock producer, he lived his entire life as a cowboy, rancher and cattleman. Bryce attended school in Walsenburg and Fowler. Bryce married Ronda Wright in 1978, a marriage that ended over three decades later. To this union came six surviving children, Addie (Aaron) Haynes, Los Lunas, N.M.; Tressie (Clint) Gershenson, Castle Rock, Colo.; Cassie (Aaron) Yanker, Rye, Colo.; Rowe (Larissa) Knowlton, Crook, Colo.; Liddie Knowlton and Dovvie Knowlton, Fowler, Colo. Survived by seven grandchildren. Also surviving, mother, Melba Knowlton; brothers, Tom Knowlton and Blake Knowlton; sisters, Janelle (Tom) Baldwin, Nancy Hazlett, Marianne Bush and Barbara Baker. Bryce was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents, a brother and a nephew. Davis Mortuary is in charge of the service. Cremation has taken place. Bryce is now at home in the arms of Jesus. A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15, in the Fortino Ballroom at Pueblo Community College, 900 W. Orman Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bryce’s name and sent to 128 Broadway Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004.
Knowlton, Ronald L.
Ronald L. Knowlton - Pueblo Chieftain - March 1, 2017 - Ronald L. Knowlton, 65, went to be with his heavenly father on Feb. 26, 2017. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Robert Knowlton; and sister, Teresa Knowlton. Ronald is survived by his loving wife, Diana Knowlton; mother, Loretta Millon; children, Erica, Anthony, Melissa and Amanda; grandchildren, Jasmine, Blake, Adrianna, Max and Mila; siblings, Yolanda, Bob and Rodney; and numerous family and friends. Ronald enjoyed fishing and was an avid Denver Broncos fan. His family was his pride and joy. His memory will forever live in our hearts. Celebration of Life, 1 p.m. Saturday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 1200 Acero Ave.
Evelyn Knox - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 2017 - Evelyn Knox, 90, born on Sept. 20, 1926, went to be with the Lord on May 10, 2017. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2017. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017. Both at TG McCarthy Funeral Home, followed by interment at Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo, Colo. T. G. McCarthy - May 17, 2017 - Evelyn Louise Knox, Born September 20, 1926 to Clint Knox and Ruby Knox Kunkel in Lovelady, Texas. Evelyn went to be with the Lord on May 10, 2017 at the age of 90 in Pueblo, Colorado. Evelyn was the oldest of 4 siblings, Bernice Copeland Thurman Ray Knox and Janie Cunningham. She lost her father at a young age and life was a struggle for the family but their faith in the Lord got them through it. That same faith brought her second father Robert Kunkel into her life. Evelyn was married for 25 years to GB Richards. She had other relationships but never married anyone else. She had 5 children Shirley (Donald) Meier, Ray (Kathy) Richards, Sheila (Leonard) Cunningham, Clint (Sandy) Richards and Katrina (Alex) Sapegin. She also had 17 grandchildren Kevin, Holly, Donnette, Karl, Yvonne, Rachelle, Sean, Robyn, Roger, Tifni, Cindy, Jennifer, Junett, Garland, Warner, Larissa and Daniel. She also had 39 and counting great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren. And we can't forget she had many extended family members that forever stayed in her heart and mind. Evelyn needed a change after her divorce and moved to Pueblo, Colorado. It was the something she needed and there she flourished. Pueblo will always be her home. She became the non-biological mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. She was very active in Al-non, later her church and then she decided she needed to help. So she went back to school. In 1988 she graduated from the University of Southern Colorado with a bachelor degree in Behavioral Science. She worked in social services for a period of time, then decided she needed to help people in her own life. Evelyn has touched and affected many lives, she never met a stranger and trusted many. Always straight forward and honest, yet a kind word to add. Later in life my Mother's faith in the Lord became strong again. Evelyn is proceeded in death by parents Clint, Ruby and Robert. Sisters Bernice and Janie. Daughter Shirley. Grandchildren Garland and Donnette. May your love and faith fill this family for generations. Viewing, Thursday, May 18, 2017, 5-7pm at the funeral home. Celebration of Life 1pm, Friday, May 19, 2017 with Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, Pueblo, CO.
Knox, Henrietta B.
Henrietta B. Knox - Denver Post - October 1, 2009 - Henrietta B. Knox, of Mesa, AZ went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 in Medford, OR. She was born Oct. 4, 1916 in Walsenburg, CO. Services will be held in Mesa, AZ under the direction of Bunker's Garden Chapel.
Jefferson Knox – Walsenburg World – December 14, 1911 – Died at Walsen Mines, December 12, 1911, Jefferson Knox, age 59 years, 4 months, 26 days. Walsenburg World – December 14, 1911 – The funeral of Jefferson Knox, who was killed by fall of rock in the Robinson Mine on Monday, was held from the home of his brother in Robinson Camp on Tuesday, Rev. J. A. McKee officiating. Mr. Knox was about 59 years old and leaves a wife and three children.
Lary G. Knox - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2015 - Lary G. Knox, Feb. 18, 1949-Aug. 21, 2015. Lary Knox Born in Wray, Colo., raised on Pueblo’s East Side, graduated from East High School in 1967. Earned a B.S. in math from SCSC in 1971. Worked at Computer Sharing Services in Denver, then taught at PCC. Survived by Kathy, Brad, Justin and brother, Ron. Preceded in death by parents, Earl and Ann; and sister, Cheryl Ann. Services to remember his life will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at Lake Minnequa at orange-roofed park pavilion (behind Felicia’s Restaurant on South Pueblo Boulevard and by basketball courts). Reception to follow, 7 p.m. at Shamrock Brewing Co.’s back patio.
Knuth, Ernest J.
Ernest J. Knuth - Wet Mountain Tribune - January 20, 1950 - Obsequies held Monday for Ernest J. Knuth - Funeral services were held Monday morning at Hope Lutheran Church for Ernest J. Knuth, 52, who died at his home in the Valley last Wednesday evening after a prolonged illness. Last rites were conducted by Rev. O. F. Kretzmann. About two years ago Mr. Knuth suffered an injury to his back while lifting a hay rack at his ranch. The injury developed into a cancer of the spinal cord and finally caused total disability. He was treated for his ailment in Pueblo and Canon City hospitals, but the virus germ causing his disability could not be eradicated. Born January 8, 1898 on the Knuth ranch in the Valley, Mr. Knuth received his education in Valley schools and had operated the Knuth ranch with his widowed mother since completing his education. He had never married. He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, being baptized in the old Valley church three weeks after his birth by the Rev. Jos. Oesch, and confirmed by the Rev. O. Huxhold on April 5, 1914. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Lizzie Knuth, and three brothers: Herbert, of Pueblo, and Herman and William, of Westcliffe, as well as other relatives and many friends. Interment was in Silver Cliff cemetery, with the Menzel Funeral Home in charge.
Knuth, Herbert H.
Herbert H. Knuth - Pueblo Star-Journal - July 8, 1974 - Herbert H. Knuth, July 7, 1974, at a local nursing home. Husband of Minnie C. Knuth of the family home, 1345 E. Third. Father of Earl H. Knuth, Hazel Carpenter & Ruby Carpenter, all of Pueblo; Pearl Rogers, Boone, and Alice Turley, Eldon, Mo. Grandfather of 19, great-grandfather of 34. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. Born Sept 9, 1891, In Westcliffe, Colo. Pueblo resident for 40 years. Retired farmer, having farmed in the Westcliffe area from 1910-1930 then in the Devine area from 1930-1964. Mr. and Mrs. Knuth were married July 14, 1914, in Westcliffe. Services 12 noon Wednesday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Mortiz H. Gross, interim pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, officiating. To Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Knuth, John A.
John A. Knuth - Wet Mountain Tribune - July 13, 2000 - Valley Native John Knuth Dies at Age 88 - Funeral services were held Monday in Westcliffe for Valley native John A. Knuth, late of Westcliffe. Mr. Knuth died last Thursday, July 6, 2000 in Canon City following a lingering illness. He was 88. His family was at his side at the time of his death. Mr. Knuth's grandfather and great grandfather were among the first settlers here, arriving in the Valley in 1870 with the German Colony. They also were among the Valley's first businessmen, operating a stage station, hotel and store at the German settlement on the Valley floor south of Westcliffe. Mr. Knuth was born May 18, 1912 in Westcliffe to John W. and Rose (DeGree) Knuth. He was a farmer and rancher, and also had been involved in mining here. Other than a year when he lived in Wallace, Idaho, Mr. Knuth was a lifelong resident of the Valley. After his father's death, Mr. Knuth assisted his mother on the family farm here. He later purchased the former Falkenberg Homestead which he and his wife worked until their retirement in 1984, when they moved to Westcliffe proper. Mr. Knuth enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also had been an active member of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church here, where he served as an usher for a number of years. He also helped build the church's chime tower and had been involved in beautifying the church grounds. He and Lenora Voss were married March 7, 1937 in Colorado Springs. She survives, as does a daughter, Betty Ann Knuth, Ret. Col. USAF, of San Antonio, Tex. Also surviving are a sister, Myrtle Cody of Canon City and several cousins. Rosary recitation was Sunday, July 9, and Funeral Mass was Monday, July 10, at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Westcliffe, with Fr. Louis Kirby, O.S.B., officiating. Interment followed at the Catholic Cemetery in Silver Cliff. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church.
Lillian Knuth - Wet Mountain Tribune - January 6, 1983 - Lillian Knuth Dies at Age 86 - Funeral services were held December 30, 1982 for Lillian (Schmale) Knuth at Hope Lutheran Church in Westcliffe. Mrs. Knuth, a resident of Pueblo, died December 26 at the age of 86. She was born July 14, 1896 in Yuma, Colorado and moved to Westcliffe when she was sixteen. She lived here in Westcliffe until 13 years ago when she moved her home to Pueblo. She married William Knuth in 1914 and was preceded by him in death October 29, 1966. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Louise Groothuis. Survivors include a sister, Edna Riley, of Trenton, Nebraska and two sisters-in-law, Rose Vickerman of Westcliffe and Minnie Knuth of Pueblo. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Marvin Rankin, August Lange, John Knuth, John Coleman, Keith Hood and Merwyn Hood. Burial was held at Silver Cliff Cemetery.
Minnie C. Knuth - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 1988 - Minnie C. (Henjes) Knuth, late of Pueblo, died Sept. 12, 1988. Survived by her children, Alice (Charles) Harrison, Sedalia, Mo., Pearl Rogers, Boone, Earl H. (Dorothy) Knuth, Hazel Carpenter and Ruby (Edgar) Carpenter, all of Pueblo. Also survived by 14 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, numerous great-great-grandchildren and her sister, Amelia Miller of California. Member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Born April 24, 1898, in Westcliffe. Pueblo resident for 54 years. Preceded in death by her husband, Herbert H. Knuth on July 7, 1974. Service, 10 a.m. Thursday. Sept. 15, Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Klopp officiating. Interment, Imperial. Please omit food and flowers. Following the interment the family will greet friends at the Davis-Wallin reception room. Visitation, Thursday.
Knuth, William H.
William H. Knuth - Wet Mountain Tribune - November 4, 1966 - Lifelong Resident of County Dies - Funeral services were held here Wednesday, Nov. 2, for William H. Knuth, a life-long resident of the county, who died Saturday evening, Oct. 29, in a Pueblo hospital. Knuth, a member of Hope Lutheran church, had been a farmer all his life. His father, John F. Knuth, was born in Germany and his mother, the former Lizzie J. Davis, was born in Wales. William was born July 28, 1889 in Custer county. His wife Lillian survives as do two brothers, Herbert Knuth of Pueblo and Herman Knuth of the Wet Mountain Valley. Funeral services were held at Hope Lutheran church in Westcliffe with the Rev. Marvin Albers officiating. Burial was in the Silver Cliff cemetery under direction of the Menzel Funeral Home. Pallbearers were August Lange, William Lange, Marvin Rankin, Walter Smith, Merwyn Hood and Earl Knuth.
Knutson, Randi E.
Randi E. (O’Dea) Knutson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2015 - Randi E. (O’Dea) Knutson, 60, passed away in the arms of her loving husband and her sister, Rita, on July 21, 2015, after a courageous 10-year battle with cancer. Randi graduated from Crowley County High School in 1973 and retired from Heritage Medical Group in 2005. Randi married the love of her life, Phillip Knutson, May 5, 2005. Together they enjoyed their families, working in their beautiful yard, traveling, gambling, many outdoor activities and her special cats. Randi is survived by her husband, Phil; stepchildren, Troy (Tallie) Knutson, Tricia Briscoe and Chelsea (Nick) Thorton; sisters, Donna (Frank) O’Dea-Moore, Dianne (Gary) Visconti, Roxie (Steve) Smith, Rita O’Dea (Danny Pitcher) and Dixie Schweers; seven step-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by father, Melvin O’Dea, Sept. 24, 2008, and mother, Grace O’Dea, July 1, 2015. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, July 31, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Monsignor Jim Koenigsfeld officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, the family requests donation to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2015 - Randi E. (O’Dea) Knutson also is survived by stepmother-in-law, Loretta Knutson; brother-in-law, Dennis (Debbie) Knutson; and sisters-in-law, Janice Glasgow, Sandy (Jim) Fitzgerald and Marlene (Bob) Connelly, all of Minnesota. Service, 2 p.m. Friday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel
Knutson, Vicky Ann
Vicky Ann Knutson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2017 - Vicky Ann Knutson, 61, passed away Nov. 15, 2017. Survived by mother, Charlotte Overton; brother, Chuck (Melanie) Overton; daughters, Kristy and Kim Knutson and Tracy (Michael) Mathis; and grandchildren, Graydon and Olivia Mathis. Preceded in death by father, Charles Overton. Vicky was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and worked at Parkview for 30-plus years. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, reading, brain games and Andy Griffith. Vicky was greatly loved and will be missed by all. Service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of gifts, come support the BWW fundraiser anytime on Nov. 18, 2017.
August Koch - Wet Mountain Tribune - November 28, 1941- August Koch of Westcliffe Dies Following Fall - Believed the last of the original German colony which settled the Wet Mountain Valley in 1871, August Koch, 75, died at a Canon City hospital at 9 o'clock Wednesday evening [Nov. 26, 1941] from shock, resulting from a fall last Saturday afternoon, when his leg was fractured. A widely-known valley rancher, he had resided in Canon City [Fremont County] since December of last year, the Koch home being at 512 North Seventh Street. His hip was fractured Saturday when he stepped on a pencil, which rolled and caused him to fall. Wednesday evening hospital attendants were setting the fracture in the hospital operating room when he suffered a heart attack and died instantly. Born in Frankfort-On-the-Maine, Germany, on April 29, 1866, Mr. Koch was a boy of only five years of age when a German colony set out from Chicago for the west. Traveling on horseback and in prairie schooners, the party passed through Canon City in late 1871, continued on into the Wet Mountain Valley. Mr. Koch's father, the late Frederick Koch, was one of the leaders. They settled on what is now Colony creek, later moved to the present Koch ranch, about two miles south of Hillside [Fremont County]. That had been the family home until they moved to Canon City a year ago, with the exception of one brief period when Mr. Koch resided here. In addition to ranching, he operated a retail ice business in the valley from 1918 to 1937. He was a member of Hope Lutheran church of Westcliffe and a former member of Canon City Elks Lodge No. 610 and the W.O.W lodge. He was married at Westcliffe on November 13, 1889, to Miss Mary Knoll [Noll]. They celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary two years ago. His wife survives as do nine children, Gustav of Hillside, Miss Katie Koch, Ernest and Chrisey Koch of Canon City, Otto of Chico, Calif., Henry and Mrs. Norton Hunt of Denver, Theodore and George of Pueblo, as well as 20 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements have not been completed pending word from out-of-town relatives. The body of Mr. Koch is in care of the Canon Mortuary.
Koch, Bert L.
Bert Lee Koch - Wet Mountain Tribune - May 29, 1980 - Graveside services were held May 28 for Bert Lee Koch, late of Westcliffe. He died May 25 at the Veterans Hospital at Denver at the age of 70. He had been in poor health for several years. Services were held at Hillside Cemetery with Rev. Gerald Zordel officiating. Koch was born Nov. 4 at Hillside, and had lived most of his life in Westcliffe. He was a war veteran. Survivors include two sisters, Frieda Strainer of Canon City and Jessie Tanner of Reno, Nev., and a brother, Harry Koch of Florence [all since deceased]. Also surviving are three nephews, Hughie Higham of Seattle, Wash., Lloyd Rosenstruch [Rosenstrauch], Canon City and Bob Cook, California. Wilson Almont Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.
Blanche E. (Hopper) Koch - Rocky Mountain News - September 13, 1990 - Blanche E. (Hopper) Koch, 86, of Denver, died Sept 9 in Littleton. Graveside services and burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 in Crown Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Koch, a native of Tamaha, Okla., was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Eunice Evans of Denver; a son, Lane Koch of Colorado City; two sisters, Olene Schuster of Littleton and Vera Menzel of Sun City, Ariz.; a brother, Howard Hopper of Oroville, Calif.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Contributions: American Cancer Society, 2255 S. Oneida St., Denver 80224.
Koch, Charles Albertis
Charles Albertis Koch - Wet Mountain Tribune - January 1, 1965 - Lakeside Cemetery, C. A. Koch Rites held on Tuesday - Funeral service for Charles Albertis Koch, 73, were held from the Holt and Wilson Chapel in Canon City [Fremont County] Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 29, . The Rev. Lon J. Runner of the Florence Church of the Nazarene officiated. Koch was born Sept. 4, 1891 at Hillside [in the Wet Mountain Valley, Custer County] and died in a nursing home in Canon City Dec. 26  after a lingering illness. Koch moved to Salida [Chaffee County] from Hillside in 1943 and to Canon City in 1951. He was a retired farmer. He was married to Ruth Ada Poet on May 12, 1917 in Salida. She preceded him in death in 1960. Also surviving are six sisters, Matilda Grace Garnier, Canon City; Alice Ethel Garnier, Sedalia; Mary Elizabeth Menzel, Pueblo; Mabel May Shepherd, Montrose; Florence Austin, Hillside; and Ora Ellen Bertorello, Montrose [all since deceased]. Burial was in Lakeside cemetery at Canon City. Canon City Daily Record - December 28, 1964 - Charles A. Koch, Retired Farmer, Dies Saturday. Charles Albertis Koch, a retired farmer who was a lifelong resident of Colorado, died in a local nursing home Saturday. His health had been failing for several years. He was 73. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in Chapel of the Garden, the Rev. Lon J. Runner officiating. Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery, arrangements being handled by Holt-Wilson Funeral Directors. Mr. Koch was born on Sept. 4, 1891 at Hillside, the son of Conrad Koch and Mary Poplis [Topliss] Koch. He moved to Canon City, where he lived at 2420 Central Ave., in 1951 from Salida. He lived in Salida from 1943 to 1951. On May 12, 1917, Mr. Koch was married to Ruth Ada Poet in Salida. She preceded him in death in 1960. He was of the Protestant faith. Surviving are five children, Ronald Charles Koch of Howard; Leslie James Koch of Salida; Ada Alberta McCullough of Canon City; Clarence Harold Koch of Denver; Kathleen Ruth Darrow of Crested Butte; 19 grandchildren; and the following sisters, Mrs. Alice Garnier of Denver; Mrs. Tillie Garnier of Canon City; Mrs. Lizzie Menzel of Pueblo; Mrs. Florence Austin of Hillside; Mrs. Mable Shepherd and Mrs. Ora Bertorello, both of Montrose.
Edward Koch - Montrose Daily Press - June 17, 2011 - Edward Koch, March 19, 1928 - June 12, 2011 - Father, friend and husband, Edward Edwin Koch, of Olathe, Colo., passed away at home Sunday, June 12, 2011, after a short illness. Edward “Ed” or “Buster,” as he was often called, was born in Hillside, Colo. to Helmuth and Esther Koch. He went to school in Westcliffe, Colo. and was drafted in 1950 to serve in the Korean War. He married the love of his life, Frances Jean Oelrich, Oct. 2, 1950, just 16 days before he left for Korea. Upon returning from Korea, he made his home in Pueblo, Colo. and later in Westcliffe, Colo. While living in Westcliffe, Ed was involved in dairy farming and ranching. He became a father for the first time in 1954 to a son, Gerald Lee Koch, and again in 1955, a son was born, Howard Edwin Koch, and finally “his little angel,” Jennifer Kay Koch (Lambuth), was born in 1963. He moved to Olathe in 1968 and made his home there until his death. While living in Olathe, he worked in the construction industry and as a mechanic from his home. He was preceded in death by one son, Howard Edwin Koch in 2008; both parents; and three other siblings. He is survived by two brothers, Chet Koch, Russell Koch; and two sisters, Margaret Heller and Lorraine Paxton. He is also survived by his loving wife and partner of 60 years, Frances Koch; one son, Gerald Koch; and his loving daughter, Jennifer Koch (Lambuth). He is also survived by two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Bus was a terrific friend. He was always ready to lend a hand to someone down on their luck and spent many days repairing cars and trucks for people. Oftentimes, they could not afford the repairs after he finished and he would pat them on the back and tell them “Pay me when you can.” Many times he would take something he didn’t need in trade to settle the debt. Buster especially enjoyed camping and fishing with his family and enjoyed traveling in his motor home. He was also a sly card player and enjoyed a good poker game on Saturday night. He will be greatly missed by family and friends and leaves a hole in his daughter’s heart forever. At the family’s request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service for friends and family will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at Crippin Funeral Home Chapel. Reception will follow at the American Legion Hall, 315 5th Street, Olathe. Donations in lieu of flowers can be mailed to Frances Koch, P.O. Box 342, Olathe, CO 81425. Arrangements are under the direction of Crippin Funeral Home, 802 Main Street, Montrose, CO 81401 (970) 249-2121.
Esther (Cody) Koch - Wet Mountain Tribune - January 17, 1985 - Services Held for Esther Koch - Services were held Wednesday, Jan. 16 for former Westcliffe resident Esther Koch, late of Canon City. Mrs. Koch died Jan. 11, 1985 in Pueblo. She was 84 years old. She was born to Charles and Montana (Fellows) Koch [Cody] on April 5, 1901 in Querida. She was a life-time resident of Colorado and moved from the Wet Mountain Valley to Canon City in 1962. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church and was a homemaker. She married Helmuth G. Koch June 24, 1920 in Salida. He preceded her in death in 1982. She is survived by their children, John Koch and Chester Koch of Canon City; Willa Buzzi and Ralph Koch of Westcliffe; Margaret Heller and Edward Koch of Olathe, Colo., Lorraine Paxton and Russell Koch of Pueblo. She is also survived by 25 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Koch was preceded in death by a son and daughter, eight brothers and one sister. Services were held at the Holt-Dixon Chapel of the Garden with the Father Robert Bryan of Christ Episcopal Church officiating. Interment was at the Lakeside Cemetery at Canon City.
Frances (Oelrich) Koch - Montrose Daily Press - July 26, 2013 - Frances Koch, May 8, 1934 - June 26, 2013 - Frances Koch, 79, of Delta, Colo., died June 26, 2013 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Frances was born May 8, 1934 in Gardner, Colo., to Theodore and Pearl (Bauer) Oelrich. She spent her childhood in Westcliffe, Colo. Frances married Edward Koch On Oct. 2, 1950, and he preceded her in death. They moved to Montrose 45 years ago, and made their home and enjoyed their retirement. Montrose Daily Press - June 28, 2013 - Olathe Woman Dies after Crash - An area woman who could not get in touch with her elderly mother came upon a devastating scene Wednesday morning. A red sport utility vehicle was on its top at Colo. 92 and Crawford Avenue in Delta. It was her mother’s. Frances Koch, 79, of Olathe died after the single-vehicle rollover. She had been ejected, a news release from the Delta Police Department said. Koch was taken to the Delta County Memorial Hospital, where she later died. Delta County Independent - June 27, 2013 - Olathe woman killed in rollover - Francis Koch, 79, of Olathe, was killed in a single vehicle rollover Wednesday, June 26, at approximately 10:28 p.m. Investigation by the Delta Police Department revealed the red SUV driven by Koch was traveling westbound on Highway 92 near Delta Timber Company when it drifted off the shoulder and returned to the road. The SUV drifted off a second time, came back onto the road, crossed all four lanes, struck the curb on the south shoulder and rolled onto its top. The vehicle then hit a light pole and came to a stop on its top on the southeast side of the intersection at Crawford Avenue and Highway 92. Koch was ejected from the vehicle during the crash. Two dogs in the vehicle were not harmed. Alcohol is not suspected and speed was not a factor. Delta County Ambulance District, Delta Volunteer Fire Department, Colorado State Patrol, Delta County Sheriff's Office and Colorado Department of Transportation assisted the DPD at the scene. Frances Koch, May 8, 1934 ~ June 28, 2013 - Frances Koch, age 79, of Delta, CO., died June 26, 2013 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Frances was born May 8, 1934 in Gardner, CO., to Theodore and Pearl (Bauer) Oelrich. She spent her childhood in West Cliff, CO. Frances married Edward Koch On October 2, 1950, and he preceded her in death. They moved to Montrose 45 years ago, and made their home and enjoyed their retirement. Frances was a loving mother, mother-in-law, wife and grandmother. She enjoyed many types of crafts, crochet and knitting; she was an accomplished stained glass artist. There was never a stray cat or dog who didn’t find a home with Frances. In later years she enjoyed feeding the humming birds, and playing with her great-grandchildren. She never lost her love of spending time with her son, Gerald and her daughter, Jennifer. Her generous heart and kind spirit will be remembered and deeply missed. A celebration of Life in memory of Frances Koch will be held on Friday, July 26, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at Crippin Funeral Home Chapel, with Hospice Chaplain, Don Barr officiating. The Service will conclude at the chapel. A reception for family and friends will be held at the American Legion Hall in Olathe immediately following the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory, Montrose, Co.
Koch, Frederick Arthur
Fredrich A. Koch - Wet Mountain Tribune - July 29, 1966 - Fredrich A. Koch Dies At Hillside. Funeral services were held here Wednesday, July 27, for Fredrich Arthur Koch who died Sunday at his home at Hillside. Koch, a veteran of World War I, was a farmer by occupation and had made his home at Hillside all of his life. He was never married. Survivors include five sisters, Lucy Shea of Ormiston [Sask.], Canada, Lena Evans of Pueblo, Hattie Bowman of Canon City, Amalia J. Berry of Hillside and Anna Caughman of Salida, and brothers, William F. Koch of Westcliffe and Helmuth Koch of Canon City. A brother, Louis H. Koch, preceded him in death. Another brother died when a child. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Howard Davis at the Community Methodist church in Westcliffe Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Ula cemetery under direction of the Menzel Funeral Home. Pallbearers, all nephews, were Nelson Berry, Ralph Koch, Raymond Koch, Charles Koch, Floyd Wilson and Leslie Caughman.
George Koch - Wet Mountain Tribune - June 21, 1990 - Hillside native George Koch dies at age 80 - Funeral services were held yesterday in Westcliffe for Hillside [Fremont County] native George H. Koch. Mr. Koch died June 18, 1990 at a Pueblo hospital. He was 80. Mr. Koch was born May 21, 1910 in Hillside to August and Marie (Knoll [Noll]) Koch. He had owned and operated a ranch near Hillside since 1937, and also had worked for the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad out of Pueblo. In addition, Mr. Koch owned and operated ice plants in Canon City, Florence, and Salida [Routt County]. He was a member of the Community United Methodist Church in Westcliffe. Mr. Koch also was a life member of Silver State Masonic Lodge 95 AF&AM in Pueblo, a life member of Southern Colorado Consistory of Pueblo, and a life member of Canon City Elks Lodge 610. He married Virgie R. Shugart in Westcliffe on March 31, 1934. She survives, as do a son and daughter. Also surviving are four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and a sister, Elda Hunt of Broomfield [deceased 5/10/98]. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 20, at the United Methodist Church in Westcliffe, with Rev. Harold Urton officiating. Pallbearers were Ralph Koch, Russell Koch, Chet Koch, John Koch, Lane Koch, and Clark Koch. Masonic committal services and interment followed at the Ula Cemetery here. Arrangements were handled by Wilson-Almont Funeral Home of Canon City. Those wishing can make memorial contributions to the Silver Cliff Senior Citizen Center.
Georgia (Young) Koch - Canon City Daily Record - December 8, 1975 - Georgia Koch died Sunday after illness. Mrs. Georgia Alice Koch of 1431 Walnut, died Sunday at St. Thomas More Hospital, following an extended illness. She was born Dec. 17, 1903 at Rosita and was 71. A lifelong resident of Colorado, she had lived in Canon City for the past four years. A housewife by occupation, she was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at Westcliffe and of the hillside Grange 399. She was married March 23, 1924 at Westcliffe to Gustav Koch, who survives. Also surviving are a son, John Y. Koch of Golden, a daughter, Mrs. Beverly Cowan of Pueblo, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Mary Ellen Roscoe of Silver Cliff. Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Robert Babb officiating. Burial well be in Rosita Cemetery. The family prefers donations to the American Lung Association. Wet Mountain Tribune - December 11, 1975 - Georgia Koch: Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 10, for Mrs. Georgia Alice Koch, late of 1431 Walnut, Canon City. She died at a Canon City hospital Dec. 7 following an extended illness. She was 71. Services were held at St. Luke’s Episcopal church at Westcliffe with the Rev. Robert Babb officiating. Mrs. Koch was born Dec. 17, 1903, at Rosita. A lifelong resident of Colorado, she had lived at Canon City the past four years. She was a housewife by occupation and a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal church and the Hillside Grange 399. She and Gustav Koch were married March 23, 1924, at Westcliffe. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two children, John Y. Koch of Golden, and Mrs. Beverly Cowan of Pueblo, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Mary Ellen Roscoe of Silver Cliff. Burial was in the Rosita Cemetery with the Andrews Funeral Home of Canon City in charge of arrangements.
Gustav Koch - Canon City Daily Record - November 3, 1976 - Gustav Koch, WWI veteran died at 84; Mr. Gustav August Koch, a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday morning at the Veterans Nursing Home in Florence. Mr. Koch was born 84 years ago at Hillside. He had been ill the past five years and had been a resident of the nursing home the past five months. He was a rancher by occupation, and was a veteran of World War I. He was a member of the VFW, Hillside Grange, and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. He married Georgia Young in 1924. She preceded him in death in December 1975. Two children, Johnny Koch of Hillside and Beverly Cowan of Pueblo, survive, as do five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; Also surviving are brothers and sisters: Otto Koch, Chico, Calif.; Chrisey Koch, Denver; Henry Koch, Denver; George Koch, Hillside, Ted Koch, Grand Junction; and Edda [Elda] Hunt, Denver. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church with Fr. Robert Babb officiating. Burial will be at Rosita Cemetery. Menzel Funeral Home of Westcliffe is in charge.
Heather Koch - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 2015 - Alexa Romano (aka Heather Koch), 63, passed away on July 1, 2015. No services. A Celebration of Life to follow privately.
Koch, Helmuth G.
Helmuth G. Koch - Wet Mountain Tribune - August 19, 1982 - Helmuth G. Koch Dies at Age 82 - Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 13 for Helmuth George Koch who died Aug. 10, 1982 at St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City following a lengthy illness. He was 82. Mr. Koch was born in Hillside on Oct. 24, 1899 to the late Peter F. Koch and Lena Knuth Koch. He ranched in the Hillside and Westcliffe area for many years and had been a resident of Canon City the past 22 years. He was a member of the Episcopal Church. He married Esther Cody in Salida on June 24, 1920. She survives, as do five sons and three daughters: Ralph Koch and Willa Buzzi of Westcliffe, John Koch and Chester Koch of Canon City, Edward Koch and Margaret Heller of Olathe, and Russell Koch and Lorraine Smith of Pueblo. Also surviving are 23 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. A sister, Ann Caughman of Florence, also survives. Funeral services were held at the Andrews Funeral home chapel with Rev. Robert Bryan of Christ Episcopal Church in Canon City officiating. Burial was at Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City. Pallbearers included four grandsons-in-law, John Parker, Don Crawley [Crowley], Dean Polk and Dale Earps [Erps], also James Cody and John Berry, and honorary pallbearers Gayle Patterson, James Berry, Joe Tomsick, George Koch, Matt Curtis Sr., and Tony Strainer.
Koch, Henry E.
Henry E. Koch - Wet Mountain Tribune - January 7, 1982 - H. E. Koch dies January 1 - Henry E. Koch, late of Denver, died there Friday, Jan. 1. Mr. Koch was born April 25, 1900 in Westcliffe and was baptized in the Lutheran faith as an infant. After 33 years as a resident of Custer County, Mr. Koch moved to Denver where he spent the remainder of his life as a water foreman for the D&RGW Railroad. Survivors include his wife, Blanche [Blanch] Koch of Denver; children, Eunice Evans of Denver and Lane N. Koch of Pueblo; brothers, George Koch of Hillside and Otto Koch of Chico, Calif.; a sister, Elda Hunt of Broomfield; and five grandchildren. Mr. Koch was buried at Crownhill [Crown Hill] Cemetery in Denver Tuesday, Jan. 5.
Koch, John L.
John L. Koch - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2016 - John L. Koch, 90, passed away April 23, 2016. Survived by his children, Mark (Brenda), Barbara (Charlie) Versaw and Paul L. (Tiffany); grandchildren, Melissa, Sarah (Tyler) Woodward, Heidi, Luke (Nicole), Katie and Caroline; and six great- grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Kay; parents, Anton and Anna (Wyss) Koch; in-laws, Charles and Alice Rose; brother- in-law, Fred; and sister- in-law, Peggy. John graduated from Centennial High School, Class of 1943. He then joined the U.S. Navy, serving in the South Pacific on the Escort Carrier USS Kassan Bay during the Second World War. He was a lifetime farmer and dairyman on the St. Charles Mesa. John was a simple man, very proud of his Swiss ancestry, not needing or asking for much, and wanting nothing in return. “For by grace you have been saved through faith, Ephesians 2:8A” A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 29, 2016, at Roselawn Cemetery. A lunch reception to follow at Grace Community Bible Church, 25th Lane and County Farm Road. Memorials may be made to the Grace Community Bible Church Missionary Fund or the charity of your choice in John’s name.
Kathryn Koch - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2015 - Kathryn Koch, 92. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.
Koch, Kathryn A.
Kathryn A. "Kay" Koch - Pueblo Chieftain - June 3, 2015 - Kathryn A. “Kay” Koch, 81, passed away June 1, 2015. Survived by her husband of 57 years, John L.; children, Mark (Brenda), Barbara (Charlie) Versaw and Paul L. (Tiffany); six grandchildren, Melissa, Sarah (Tyler) Woodward, Heidi, Luke, Katie and Caroline; and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, Charles S. and Alice M. (Fass) Rose; sister, Margaret “Peggy;” and brother, Charles F. “Fred.” Kay was born in Pueblo on July 2, 1933, grew up in the Rye area and graduated from the Rye schools and later Pueblo Junior College. She later worked for District 70 in the food service department. Kay was very involved in her community, attending Grace Community Bible Church for many years and most recently Mesa Bible Church. A longtime member of the FCE Club, she served in the capacity of every officer in the club at one time or another. She was also very involved in the Art and Essay Contest for FCE. Kay loved cooking, canning, gardening and all things homemaking. She could make, bake or can anything. We feel she was Queen of the kitchen! Kay was a judge at many county and state fairs in the home economics department. She entered many other times and hated losing! Kay was involved with the Linus Blanket Project. She delivered blankets to area hospitals, The Caring Pregnancy Center, Child Advocacy Center and Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Kay loved her family and will be greatly missed. No viewing, closed casket at service, as per her request. Celebration service, 10 a.m. Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Grace Community Bible Church, corner of 25th Lane and County Farm Road, with Pastors Ken Bates and Larry Phelps officiating. Interment following service at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made direct to a charity of your choice in Kay’s name.
Marie Koch - Wet Mountain Tribune - July 28, 1944 - Mrs. Marie Koch, Early Resident of Westcliffe, Dies - Mrs. Marie [Noll] Koch, 76, resident of Custer County for more than half a century and of Canon City [Fremont County] for four years, died shortly after 4:30 Monday afternoon [July 24, 1944] at the home of a son, Chrisey Koch, First and Catlin, South Canon. Mrs. Koch suffered a stroke some time ago and last week pneumonia developed. Born in [Breitenborn] Germany on June 19, 1868, she came to the United States when she was 21 years of age, going directly to Custer county. She was married at Westcliffe in November, 1889 to the late August Koch, prominent Wet Mountain valley rancher. He passed away here in November, 1941. After 51 years of residence in the valley, Mrs. Koch moved here. Surviving her are seven sons, Theodore of the armed services, Henry and George of Pueblo, Chrisey of Canon City, Ernest of Denver, Otto of Chico, Butte, Calif., and Gus of Hillside; and two daughters, Mrs. Elda Hunt of Denver, and Miss Katherine of Canon City [all now deceased]. Rosary services will be held at the Canon mortuary chapel at 7:30 Tuesday evening. Requiem high mass will be held at St. Michael's Church at 10 a.m. Wednesday, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
Ralph Koch - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 2011 - Ralph H. Koch, a former lifelong resident of Westcliffe, Colo., born Oct. 11, 1923, passed away June 10, 2011, at his home in Pueblo. Visitation, 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2011, Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2011, at The Methodist Church in Westcliffe. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery.
Koch, Roy W.
Roy W. Koch - Wet Mountain Tribune - November 3, 1983 - Graveside Services Are Held for Roy Koch, 34 of Canon City - Graveside services were held Tuesday, Nov. 1, 1983 at the Ula Cemetery for Roy W. Koch of Canon City. He died last Thursday, Oct. 27 in Pueblo following a short illness. Born July 5, 1949 in Canon City, he was 34. Mr. Koch spent much of his life in Hillside and Canon City. He was a nurseryman by occupation. He married Leona Reis March 8, 1974 in Westcliffe. She survives as do four children, Tami and Shadra Terrel, both of Pueblo; and Roy W. Koch Jr. and Jason L. Koch, both of Westcliffe. Other survivors include his father and mother, John and Dorothy Koch; and a sister, Eugenia Erps. All live in Canon City. Florence Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Koch, William F.
William F. Koch - Pueblo Star-Journal - June 19, 1982 - William F. Koch, late of 1515 Fairview, Canon City, formerly of Westcliffe. Services 10 a.m. Monday, June 21 at Andrews Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Bryan officiating. Interment, Ula Cemetery, Westcliffe, with the Rev. Lloyd Smith officiating. Andrews Funeral Home.
Kochenberger, Jeraldine May
Jeraldine May “Jerry” Kochenberger - Pueblo Chieftain - June 1, 2015 - Jeraldine May “Jerry” Kochenberger, 97, passed away May 30, 2015. Survived by her children, Kent (Susan), Gary (Ann), Kay Moore, David (Lou Ann), Chuck (Sandy), Sally (Steve) Cable and Kirk (Paula); 32 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by her husband, Austin; mother, Nina Irvin; father, Jerry Biele; stepfather, J. Earl Irvin; sister, Katherine (Leo) Murphy; and grandson, Craig Hill. Jerry was born April 16, 1918, in Pueblo. She graduated from Central High in 1936. Dance was a large part of her life. She owned a dance studio and continued her love of dance throughout her life. She enjoyed her two bridge clubs, spending time at the Beulah house, and supporting all the children’s and grandchildren’s activities. Traveling with Austin was one highlight of her later years. She was a member of First Baptist Church-Pueblo and Order of Eastern Star. The family would like to thank Dr. James Stjernholm and the nurses and staff at the Pueblo Life Care Center for their compassionate care of our mother. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at Calvary Church, 5 Tulane St., with Rev. George White officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Fellowship of Christian Athletes through the funeral home.
Alice Kochevar - Pueblo Chieftain - January 3, 2016 - Alice Kochevar, 96, passed away Dec. 29, 2015. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Kochevar; her sister, Aggie Cvar; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service, 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
Kochevar, Anne Pauline
Anne Pauline Kochevar - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2016 - Anne Pauline Kochevar, 93, passed away Jan. 21, 2016. Preceded in death by parents, Matt and Mary Kochevar; and numerous siblings. Survived by sisters, Rose Zupancic, Frances Ondovchik, Elsie (Neil) Mortimer, Shirley Scott; and numerous nieces and nephews. Anne retired from Mountain States Linen Supply. Rosary, 9:30 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.
Donna Kochevar - Pueblo Chieftain - March 4, 2015 - Donna Lou Kochevar, 80, lifelong resident of Pueblo, Colo., went to be with the Lord and to join her beloved husband and daughter on Feb. 13, 2015. Survived by her loving daughter, Pamela (Sylvain) Hayoun; grandchildren, Scott Watson of Dallas, Texas, Jessica Hayoun of Paris, France, David Hayoun and Daniel Hayoun, both of Boulder, Colo.; sister, Frances Elmore of Penrose, Colo.; an aunt, Mildred Bundy; as well as two sisters-in-law, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Donna was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jacob “Jake” R. Kochevar lll and their daughter, Donna Marie; parents, Bryan Earl and Edna Marie Blankinship; four sisters, Thelma Chamberlain, Margaret Humphrey, Sarah Liberato and Lora Jones. Donna was born on June 29, 1934, in Pueblo, Colo. She graduated from Central High School in 1952, where she was a member of the ROTC club. She married Jake in 1955 and they lived in Pueblo, where they raised their two wonderful daughters. Donna belonged to the Eagles Club and was a proud member of Holy Family Church. She and her husband loved dancing and were also world travelers, having visited over 60 countries and all seven continents. Donna was a cherished and extremely devoted wife and mother. A woman of strong family values, she put her family above everything. She donated one of her kidneys to help her daughter. She was loved and respected by all who knew her. Cremation, Howe Mortuary, Longmont, Colo. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Holy Family Church, 2827 Lakeview Ave., Pueblo, Colo., with Father Tomas A. Carvajal-Basto, C.R. as celebrant. Interment in Crested Butte. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Queen of All Saints Catholic Church Memorial Fund, in Crested Butte, Colo., in her name, through its office at 400 W. Georgia Ave., Gunnison, CO 81230.
Frances Kochevar - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 2015 - Frances Kochevar, 96, of Pueblo, passed away Oct 19, 2015. Arrangements pending.
Larry “Poppy” Kochevar - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 2017 - Larry “Poppy” Kochevar, 75, of Pueblo passed away Jan 12, 2017. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Sharon; mother, Mary; father, Anton; sister, Mildred; mother-in-law, Evva Jordan; father-in-law, William Jordan. Survived by his children, Cindy (Brad) Lenhart, Brenda (Jim) Donovan, Trina (Jody) Duran, Jacqueline (Dave) Lawrence, Bernice (Rob) Zulian; sister, Mary Ann Kochevar; brother, Anthony (Maria) Kochevar; aunt, Mimi Lesar; eleven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and his faithful pal, “Odie.” At his request, there will be no public service. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or PAWS for Life in Larry’s name.
Kochis, Dolores L.
Dolores L. Kochis - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2017 - Dolores L. Kochis, 86, was born June 9, 1930; and departed this life April 24, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Kenneth; also survived by four sons, numerous grandchildren, great-grand-children and great-great-grandchildren. She was a graduate of Central and an avid Wildcat supporter. In the words of her husband, "She was a beautiful and caring wife who kept me healthy and well for 67 years. She raised four sons who are healthy and good men today. She was the love of my life, my strength and my lifelong companion. I will greatly miss her." Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. today; and funeral services, 1 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2017, both to be held at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.
Kochis, Jola Mae
Jola Mae Kochis - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2017 - Jola Mae Kochis, 79, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 1, 2017, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Vine Church of Pueblo through the funeral home office.
Koevend, Jacqueline de
Jacqueline de Koevend - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 2016 - Jacqueline de Koevend, 90. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.
Ray Kogovsek - Pueblo Chieftain - May 3, 2017 - Ray Kogovsek, 75, passed away on April 30, 2017. He was a beloved husband, father, grand-father, brother, uncle and friend to many. Survived by his loving wife, Linda; daughters, Lisa Marie Kogovsek and ToniRae (Curtis) Andres; grandson, Reece Raymond Andres; siblings, John Kogovsek (Larry Higinbotham Sr.), Daniel Kogovsek (Barbra Burton), Larry Kogovsek (Sylvia DeKalb) and Mary Joy Kogovsek. Also survived by the mother of his children, Eulice Kogovsek (Kathy Wise), stepmother, Del Kogovsek; aunt, Juanita Blatnick; and aunt, Helen Kogovsek. Also survived by godson, Ryan Kogovsek; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He also leaves behind many, many friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mary Kogovsek; son, Raymond Peter Kogovsek; brothers, Frank A. Kogovsek (Leona) and Joseph R. Kogovsek; and sons-in-law, Bob Geiger and Greg Plutt. Ray was born in Pueblo on Aug. 19, 1941, and was a proud graduate of Pueblo Catholic High, Pueblo Junior College and Adams State College. He was a member of WSA Fraternal Life and the American Slovenian Catholic Union (KSKJ). Ray was a dedicated public servant who represented the people of Pueblo and Colorado in the Colorado State House of Representatives, the Colorado State Senate and in the U.S. House of Representatives. He will lie in state from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 5, at St. Mary Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Reception from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at St. Joe's Hall in the Grove. In lieu of food or flowers, donations/memorials may be sent to St. Mary Catholic Church or the Democratic Party.
Kohl, Robert F.
Robert F. “Chip” Kohl - Chronicle News - September 27, 2005 - Robert F. “Chip” Kohl, age 69, passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital on September 23, 2005. He was born in Canton, Ohio on January 31, 1936. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. Robert was a sign painter for 40 years. He was a very talented artist. He enjoyed traveling, playing games on his computer, and loved singing Karaoke. Survivors are his wife Mary Harding of home address; 4 children, Dolores (Frank) Maholak, Detroit, MI, Victoria (David) Avila, Trinidad, Melaine Harding, Denver, Robert (Brandi) Harding, Trinidad; 13 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Carol Fernandez, Trinidad, Gloria (Vernon) Shepard, Trinidad, William Callovini, California. Funeral Services will be Friday, September 30, 2005 at 2:00PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Cary Nelson officiating. At his request, cremation with inurnment at a later date. After the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at 1512 Lawrence St. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Kohler, C. E.
C. E. Kohler – Walsenburg World – January 27, 1910 – Locomotive Explosion – Two trainmen were killed and three others badly injured when extra freight train locomotive No. 921 on the Denver and Rio Grande blew up near LaVeta at 1:15 o’clock Tuesday morning. The dead are William Stiles, brakeman from Pueblo and C. E. Kohler, fireman also of Pueblo. J. C. Howard, engineer, C. W. Baker, brakeman; and Faulks, conductor, all of Pueblo were also seriously injured. Stiles lingered in agony for several hours after the accident. The investigation has not disclosed the cause, though it is said the boiler went dry. The train was running 15 miles an hour when the explosion occurred. The report was heard several miles away from the scene of the accident. The victims were riding on the engine. The explosion threw all of them into a cornfield. The track was torn up for 100 yards, the first three cars were demolished and the engine torn practically to pieces. A similar accident occurred at the same point almost, about 11 years ago when the LaVeta Cuchara accommodation was coming from LaVeta to Walsenburg. At that time the engine was torn literally into pieces and the bodies of the engineer and fireman were thrown about 500 yards up the side of a steep hill. A number of freight cars back of the engine were also torn to pieces and the only thing that saved the passengers in the coach was the fact that the coach was at the end of a long string of cars. Coroner Lamme came down Wednesday morning and held an inquest on the bodies of the deceased. Walsenburg World – February 3, 1910 – The locomotive which blew up near LaVeta last week killing two men and injuring others, pass-through Walsenburg last Thursday loaded on flat cars. To the looker-on it seemed beyond repair.
Chris Kokich – Walsenburg World – November 8, 1913 – On Tuesday, October 28, the funeral of Chris Kokich, one of the strikers killed on Seventh Street was held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. The burial office was read by the Vicar, Rev. D. H. Dow. Last Saturday morning the Vicar read the service for Joseph Cory. Both were members of the Greek Catholic Church.
Kokjohn, Fred Edward
Fred Edward Kokjohn - Chronicle News - November 18, 2010 - Fred Edward Kokjohn, 86, of Trinidad, passed away on November 15, 2010 at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, CO. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 10:00 AM at Holy Trinity Church. Internment will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangement made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Kokjohn, Fred J.
Fred J. “Fritz” Kokjohn - Chronicle News - October 29, 2012 - Fred J. “Fritz” Kokjohn, age 59, passed away unexpectedly on October 22, 1912. He was born in Alamosa, Colorado on April 6, 1953 the son of Caroline (Riggio) and Fred E. Kokjohn. Fritz attended Holy Trinity Grade School and Trinidad Catholic High School graduating in 1971. He was blessed with gifts of athleticism, playing baseball, basketball and football. Together with his family, he co-owned and operated Trinidad Janitor Supply for 31 years. Fred was a gentle spirit and was genuinely interested in and respectful of others. He was intelligent and gifted in entertaining and caring for the children in the family at all the family gatherings. He had many friends and his daily presence in Trinidad, will be missed by all who were fortunate to have known him. Preceding him in death is father Fred Kokjohn, wife Margaret Lopez, niece Ginny Van Westen, sister in law Crisanta Kokjohn and cousin, David Benedetti. Survivors are mother Caroline, home address, sisters Loretta (Doug) Van Westen, Estes Park, Co., Janine Funk, Estes Park, Co., Carol Ann (Dan) Alexander, Holcomb, Kansas, Mary Lou (Tom) Risley, Gillette, Wyoming, brother, Chris (Janice) Kokjohn, Trinidad, step-daughters Tina, Bueno and Christi Bueno and family of Pueblo, Co., numerous nieces, nephews, other cousins, relatives and friends. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:00 PM at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Holy Trinity Church. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Anthony Blasi, Paul Malano, David Gallino, Larry Corradino, Nick Shew, and Zeke Shoop. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Paul Kolark – Walsenburg World – May 12, 1910 – Died at Ravenswood, Colorado, on Monday, May 9, 1910, Paul Kolark, and Austrian miner, age 40 years. The deceased met his death in the mine by being struck by a mine car.
August Kolasz – Walsenburg World – September 26, 1905 – Killed by a Train – August Kolasz, a miner at Sopris, was killed Saturday night by being run over by a train. He started across the track between a string of cars when the train backed up on him.
Kolmorgan, Novell B.
Novell B. Kolmorgan - The Gazette - May 4, 2005 - Novell B. Kolmorgan, age 81, a resident of Colorado Springs for 50 years, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2005 at Penrose Main Hospital. She was a switchboard operator for Norad and received an Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award for services from 1959 to 1993. She was an outstanding operator and supervisor and was often referred to as "The Voice of Norad." Novell Berniece Dilts was born on February 18, 1924 in Boone, Colorado to Daniel and Viola (Surber) Dilts. She attended Prescott High School in Prescott, Arizona. Novell loved music and described it as her life. She was a member of Sweet Adelines and sang in Carnegie Hall. She is survived by three brothers: Leonard (wife Donna) Dilts, Rhealdin Dilts, and Donald (wife LaNeve) Dilts; and two sisters: Joan (husband Sam) Ramsey and Scheryl (husband Frank) Bloom. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 5, 2005 at the Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses. Visitation will be one hour prior. Entombment will be at the Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Garden of Angels.
Komornic, David R.
David R. Komornic - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 2016 - David R. Komornic, 57, Sunrise: Sept. 23, 1959; Sunset: Sept. 23, 2016. David passed away unexpectedly. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Frances Komornic; and great-nephew, Aaron Cruz. He leaves to cherish his memory, his siblings, John (Gina) and Philip; nephew, Derek (Sabrina); nieces, Jena (Chris) Cruz, Stacie (Austin) Shure, Alexa and Krista Komornic; great-nephews and nieces, Destiny, Derek, Alex, Matthew, Ava, Carter, Jaxon and Frances; and numerous relatives and the many, many friends whom he made in his journey through life. You all know who you are. David attended Central High School, Class of 1977. David was an IT worker by trade. He was an avid sports fanatic who loved his 49ers, Fighting Irish of Notre Dame and North Carolina Tar Heels. David was known for his kindness and distinct laugh and his love for life. He is now resting in peace with his parents and great-nephew. David will be deeply missed by the entire Komornic family and everyone he knew. He will never be forgotten. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.
Herbert J. Koncilia - Pueblo Chieftain - August 4, 2015 - Herbert J. Koncilia, 88, passed away July 31, 2015. Survived by his wife of 67 years, Helen; daughter, Faralynn Koncilia; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one sister. Preceded in death by his son, William M. “Mike” Koncilia; daughter, Janice Lee McGee; grandson, Michael Paul Graves; four brothers; and three sisters. Herb was born to Josef and Frances Koncilja on Feb. 16, 1927, in Pueblo. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He retired from CF&I in 1983 and the County of Pueblo in 1995. At his request, there will be no viewing nor service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Those who desire, may make memorials to the Joni Fair Hospice House, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005.
Koncilja, Anna Marie
Anna Marie (Paglione) Koncilja - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2014 - Anna Marie (Paglione) Koncilja, 94, died Nov. 12, 2014, after a full and meaningful life. Beloved mother, Army nurse and lifetime caregiver. Born July 29, 1920, to the union of Lucia (DiTella) and Antonio Paglione. Preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Louis, Jennie, Rose, Frances and Richard. Survived by brother, Jim. Graduate of Central High School (1938) and Seton Nursing School (1942). Served in China-Burma Theatre during World War II, stationed in India and Burma. After discharge from the service, married Felix J. Koncilja in 1947, producing three children, Frances, Joe (Tallie) and Jim (Meagan). Felix died April 20, 2005. Survived by children; and grandchildren, Nick. Chris, Joseph, George, Bobby, Teddy and Hannah. Anna worked the graveyard shift for over 20 years at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center as a registered nurse and night supervisor. Lifelong Democrat and inspiration for and mentor to her three children who are devastated by her passing. She leaves numerous friends, including Art and Viola Lucero, Irene Trujillo and Leo Bonfadini. The family extends their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Stjernholm, Dr. Gaide and their staff and the loving attention given to her at Pueblo Life Care Center. Viewing and rosary, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at St. Francis Xavier Church, 611 Logan Ave., Pueblo. Funeral and Mass, 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, also at St. Francis. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Dinner, noon, at Pueblo Union Depot In lieu of food and flowers, Anna requested that donations be made to http://www.smile/train.org to provide surgery for children with cleft palates.
Kono, Arthur Hiromichi
Arthur Hiromichi Kono - Denver Post - February 17, 2003 - USAF Lt. Col., Ret. Arthur Hiromichi Kono, 63, passed away February 13, 2003 after a long illness at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home, Walsenburg, CO. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at the United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel, Colorado Springs, CO. He was born September 10, 1939 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Reverend Juhei Caleb and Hisako (Nara) Kono. After graduation from Garfield High School, Seattle, and the University of California, Berkeley, Arthur joined the United States Air Force and began training as a pilot. He served two tours in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. After 20 years distinguished service, he retired from the Air Force. He then worked at Jeppesen Sanderson Aeronautical Mapping and Charting in Denver for 10 years. On January 5, 1973, he married Helen Jamie Harrison in Colorado Springs. He is survived by his wife, Helen Jamie Kono; three children, Scott Arthur Kono, Chicago, IL, David Richard Pratt, Colorado Springs, and Staci Jean Pratt, Kansas City, MO; four grandchildren, Cassandra Pratt, Joshua Pratt, Seth Phillips, and Zoe Wren Phillips; and two sisters, Midori Kono Thiel and Sumi Kono Yoshioka, both of Seattle, WA. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Gary James Pratt; and one brother, Masami "Sam" Kono. He loved tennis, music, travel, reading, and family. He attained National ranking in men’s tennis as a Senior and as a Junior. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that memorial contributions be made to the Brain Injury Association of Colorado, 4200 W. Conejos Place #524, Denver, CO 80204. Please join the family in honoring Arthur’s life by visiting our Memorial at www.mem.com. Through this site we invite you to share your thoughts and fond memories.
George Konogeris - Chronicle News - November 24, 2003 - George Konogeris, age 70, passed away at his home in Mahwah, New Jersey on November 6, 2003. Survived by wife Patricia, daughters, Lisa (Bill) Kenny, Sheri (John) Sherwood, and five grandchildren. Brother, Tom Konogeris; sisters: Deena Spandakis, and Irene Albeck who live in California, Helen (Joseph) Wheby, WV, and Anna (Robert) Floyd of 62 Stanford Ave., Pueblo, CO 81005 thru whom the family can be reached. Numerous nieces and nephews who loved and respected him grieve for the uncle who was an inspiration to them. George was an outstanding athlete in Trinidad and LaVeta. Upon his retirement as a Sr. Executive VP of the Woolworth Company, George assumed management of Arcadia Properties in Cokedale for the John Konogeris family. Funeral services were held at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Wycoff, NJ.
Konty, A. J.
A. J. Konty - Canon City Daily Record - July 17, 1964 - A. J. Konty, Long-Time Resident Dies Thursday - Andy Konty, a resident of Canon City for 50 years, died Thursday afternoon in a local hospital after a long illness. He lived at 703 Whipple Ave., Canon City. He was 79 years old. Services will be held from St. Michael’s Catholic Church with the recitation of the Rosary Sunday at 7:30 p.m., and Requiem High Mass on Monday at 9 a.m. Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery under the direction of Cervi’s Funeral Home. Mr. Konty was born in Jugloslavis [Yugoslavia] on Nov. 20, 1884. He came to the United States in 1902, settling in the Canon City area about 1914. Most of his life was spent in the mining industry. On Feb. 10, 1904, he was married in St. Michael’s church in Canon City to Frances Fabyan, who preceded him in death in 1938. Mr. Konty was a member of St. Michael’s Church, Holy Trinity Lodge No. 32, CFU and Western Slovanic Association No. 9, Canon City. Surviving are the following children, Mrs. Franses [Frances] Fassler, Mrs. Gloria Martinko, and Andy Konty Jr., all of Canon City, and Frank Konty of Pueblo; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one brother, Sam Konty of Jugoslavia [Yugoslavia], and three sisters Angelo Perko, Frances Mishmash, both of Pueblo, and a sister Mary in Jogoslavia [Yugoslavia].
Konty, Elsie L.
Elsie L. Konty - Canon City Daily Record - August 17, 1991 - Elsie L. Konty of Pueblo died Aug. 15, 1991. Mrs. Konty was a lifetime resident of Pueblo and a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish and WSA, Slovan Lodge No. 3. Survivors include her husband: J. Frank Konty; son: Louis F. (Rosemary A.) Mihelich, Colorado Springs; grandchildren: Michelle, Kathy and John Mihelich; sisters: Mary Halligan, Pueblo; Genevieve Jerman, Denver, Matilda Stravia, Emma Jean Kastelic and Helen Plute, all of Pueblo. Funeral Mass will be held Monday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m., St. Francis Xavier Church, Pueblo. Interment at Imperial Gardens. The family respectfully requests donation of food and flowers be omitted. Friends who wish are asked to make donations to either St. Francis Xavier Church or Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory.
Barbara Koogle - Wet Mountain Tribune - September 28, 1989 - Valley Native Dies after Accident - Funeral services are being held today for Westcliffe native Barbara L. Koogle, late of Arvada. Mrs. Koogle died Sept 25, 1989 at Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge after being injured in a fall at her home the previous day. She was 87. Mrs. Koogle was born in Westcliffe on Aug 2, 1902 to Helmut and Bertha Knuth. She attended local schools and graduated from high school in Pueblo. She and Wesley Koogle were married on Aug 19, 1923 at Hope Lutheran Church in Westcliffe. In 1927 the couple moved to Denver area where they have resided since. Mrs. Koogle was a housewife, and also worked for a time for the Columbine Photo Shop and as a substitute teacher at the Christian Day School in the Denver area. She was preceded in death by a son, Donald on Jan 14, 1985. Mrs. Koogle is survived by her husband; a daughter-in-law, Mary Koogle of Arvada; and by two grand-children Donna Koogle of San Antonio, TX and Larry Koogle of Littleton. Funeral services are being held today in Denver, with arrangements being handled by the Moore-Howard Mortuary of Denver. Interment will follow at the Crown Hill Cemetery in Wheat Ridge. Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Mrs. Koogle's name to the family home, 6545 Fenton, Arvada, 80003.
Mary Kopel – Walsenburg World – October 13, 1910 – Died at McNally, Colorado, on Friday, October 7, 1910, Mary Kopel, age 29 years.
Walter Korb – Walsenburg World – May 11, 1916 – Death of Walter Korb – Mr. Walter Korb of Gardner died at his home Tuesday morning May 2. He was 57 years at the time of his death and had apparently been in good health. Seven years ago he came to Huerfano County from Iowa. At the time of his death he lived on a prosperous ranch near Gardner. He was a member of the Masons, Modern Woodmen, and Knights of Pythias. His wife and four children live to mourn his death. The funeral took place in Gardner last week. Walsenburg World – May 25, 1916 – Obituary of Walter N. Korb – Walter N. Korb was born in Washington, Iowa, November 25, 1859, and died at Gardner, Colorado, May 1, 1916, age 56 years, five months and six days. In 1870 he moved with his parents to Osborne County, Kansas, which was at that time a wild frontier country, inhabited by Buffalo and Indians. Here, he and his older brother, Louis, of Hoxie, Kansas, (now deceased) engaged in the stock industry, and for several years a conducted an immense business handling several thousand head of cattle and horses each year. In 1880 he was united in marriage to Miss A. Skivin, who died in 1882. One child was born to this union, Eddie Louis, of Lester, Colorado. In 1886 he was United in marriage to Mrs. Stella M. Boylan. Three children were born to this union. Mabel N. of Gardner and Mrs. Paul Smith of Malachite, Colorado, and Leonard O. of Gardner, Colorado, who with the widow survives him and mourns his departure. In the early days with his brother, Louis, they operated a stagecoach from Plainville, Kansas, to Ft. Wallace and in 1904 with his family located in Wichita County, Kansas, operating a large ranch near Leoti in 1909 he moved to Gardner, Colorado, again operating a large alfalfa ranch, being actively identified with the business and social life of Huerfano County for several years. The funeral was held from the house, and from Monday until Friday at 2:00 p.m. the body lay in state at the family residence and was viewed by a large concourse of sorrowing friends, Brother Masons acting as pallbearers. He was also a beneficiary in the Mine Workers of America. While the deceased never identified himself with any church, yet was not without a compass on this unfathomable journey of life. He believed in a Supreme intelligence, every individual being an infinite part. He was honest in all his dealings with his fellowmen, and kind and generous to his family. Walsenburg World – May 25, 1916 – Card of Thanks – we desire to thank all our friends and neighbors who were so kind and good to us at the time of the death of our beloved husband and father. Especially do we appreciate the beautiful floral offerings and the tender kindness shown us by our many friends. Louis Korb, Jr., Mrs. W. N. Korb and children.
Nicholas Kordel - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2017 - Nicholas Kordel, 32. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.
Ethel Kors - Pueblo Chieftain - March 5, 2017 - Ethel Kors, 94. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.
Kos, Katherine E.
Katherine E. Kos - Chronicle News - September 2, 2013 - Katherine E. Kos, former resident of Trinidad, passed away August 28, 2013 in Westminster, Colo. A beloved Wife, Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, now present with the Lord, will be missed by her family and friends. Visitation will be Thursday from 3 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Funeral Services will be Friday, September 6, 2013 with Rosary at 9:15AM at the Comi Chapel followed by the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Kos, Mary P.
Mary P. Kos - Chronicle News - August 16, 2017 - Mary P. Kos passed away on August 13, 2017 at the Trinidad Inn Nursing Home at the age of 100. She was born in Pueblo, Colorado on July 2, 1917 to Mary (Perko) and Joseph Kos Sr. She graduated from Trinidad High School in 1936. Mary was employed a secretary of Trinidad Catholic Cemetery for 26 years until her retirement. She liked to crochet and was a talented seamstress. She also enjoyed watching TV and working crossword puzzles. She was an avid baseball fan and enjoyed watching the Colorado Rockies. Preceding her in death are parents, Mary and Joseph Kos Sr., brother Joe (Katie) Kos, sister Anna (Joe) Bradovich, brother in law, Guido Coszalter Sr., nephews David Malone, Eric Kos, and Guido Coszalter Jr. She is survived by sister Rose Coszalter of Trinidad, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Funeral Services will be Thursday, August 17, 2017 with Rosary at 9a.m. at the Comi Chapel, followed by the Funeral Mass at 10a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Tom Gross, Art Ducharne, Austin Ducharne, Dominic Verquer, Jerry Campbell and Israel Olivas. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Kosanovich, Michael J.
Michael J. Kosanovich - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2016 - Michael J. Kosanovich, 76, longtime Pueblo resident, peacefully passed into eternity to be with the Lord on Feb. 11, 2016. Michael was born on Oct 30, 1939. He graduated from Central High School in 1958, and then attended Pueblo College, graduating in 1960 with a degree in engineering. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard of Colorado-Airborne Special Forces, from 1963 to 1969, when he was honorably discharged. In August of 1971, he married the love of his life, Nancy (nee Stupar) of Pueblo. They became the proud parents of a daughter, Jennifer, in 1982. After 32 years as a brilliant combustion engineer for the CF&I, he retired in 1993. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jennie and Joseph Kosanovich; sisters, Helen Kosanovich, Bertha Shinovich, Betty Perko, Virginia Mutz, and Josephine Rupar. Michael is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Nancy; daughter, Jennifer (Aaron) Koen; new grandson, Zachariah Michael; sister, Dorothy (Phillip) DeHaven; and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends. He was a passionate outdoorsman and true sportsman. He loved fishing, hunting, weightlifting, running, watching boxing and his dogs. He was an avid reader and a master carpenter. He benevolently loved his family, and was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was always there to lend a helping hand to others, and will be greatly missed. Special thanks to Brookdale El Camino Assisted Living and Horizon Heights Riverwalk Post Acute and Rehabilitation staff; who took special care of Michael during his final days. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Michael’s memory to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association or Pueblo Animal Services through the funeral home. Memorial Scripture Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, at Our Lady of the Meadows.
Koski, Kenneth W.
Kenneth W. Koski - Pueblo Chieftain - August 7, 2014 - Kenneth W. Koski, 75, of Pueblo, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 4, 2014. Preceded in death by his parents, Arvid and Lilly Koski; and his brother, Duane Koski. Survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Darlene; son, Scott (Beth Mauro) Koski; grandchildren, Kristen, Anthony, Nina and Anna; son, Brett (Tracy) Koski; grandchildren, Brayden and Brody; sister, Sherry (Jack Selway) Koski; sisters-in- law, Nancy Koski, Betty Laprarie, Diane (Bud) Patterson; brother-in- law, Don (Betty) English; also numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Ken graduated from Pueblo Central High School in 1956. He became an auto mechanic and along with fellow mechanic George “Buzz” Sharp, they turned a fledgling auto repair shop into a thriving successful sales and repair shop in Pueblo called Import Auto. Ken enjoyed hunting and fishing trips with his boys. His duck hunting trips to Monte Vista with his brother and sons are a cherished memory. In his later years, he enjoyed entertaining and caring for his grandchildren, trips to Cripple Creek and poker games at the Elks Lodge. He was affectionately known as the “Popsicle Man” to the neighborhood children as he was known to pass them out daily. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. At Ken’s request, casual attire is encouraged.
Kosley, Margaret Elizabeth
Margaret Elizabeth "Peggy" (Smith) Kosley - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2017 - Margaret Elizabeth "Peggy" (Smith) Kosley went to her heavenly home Aug. 19, 2017. She was born in Ramah, Colo., on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, 1930, to Charles and Grace Smith. She grew up in Ramah, graduating salutatorian of her high school class. Soon after graduation she went to work for the "White House," the government office in Simla, Colo., where she processed wheat loans for most of the counties in Eastern Colorado. On Feb. 28, 1954, she married the love of her life, James Howard "Jim" Kosley, and the two went to live in Colorado Springs, where Jim worked. In 1963, Jim transferred to Pueblo, where they lived for 53 years. During that time, she worked at the University of Southern Colorado in the film library department and then later, she worked as a bookkeeper for an industrial gas firm that she retired from at the age of 62. Jim became involved with the Elks organization, opting to progress through the "chairs." Peggy fully supported him in this and found herself at the center of planning and hosting many events. She made numerous friends all over the state and across the country. They went to many national conventions and enjoyed touring Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, St. Louis and New Orleans. Peggy was dedicated to her daughter as well. She patiently helped with homework, tirelessly drove her to many school and church activities and helped her bake many, many batches of chocolate chip cookies. Aside from the travel with the Elks, Peggy and Jim enjoyed cruising, going to Alaska, the Caribbean, through the Panama Canal, and an extended South Pacific trip from Australia and New Zealand through Samoa, Fiji and ending up in Tahiti. Peggy loved her nieces and nephews. She took a great deal of interest in what they did and kept track of their many activities. Her niece and goddaughter, Patty, loved Elvis Presley movies, and Peggy attempted to take her to all of them. At King of Kings Lutheran Church, she was an active volunteer. She taught Sunday school, served as a greeter and as member of the altar guild. She and Jim regularly ushered as well. Peggy was an avid hockey fan. She knew all the teams, the arenas they played in, the standings and which players were the best looking. She looked forward to the season and during the playoffs made brackets to track how the teams did. When the season was over, she was already counting down the days to when the next season would start. Peggy is survived by her husband, Jim, and daughter, Penny, both of Loveland. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Pam; sister, Grace; and parents, Charles and Grace. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. today, Aug. 24, at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood Lane in Pueblo, Colo. There will be a luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to memorial funds at Trinity Lutheran Church, Loveland, Colo., or King of Kings Lutheran Church, Pueblo, Colo.
Ellen Kosmas - Dignity Memorial - December 19, 2012 - Ellen Kosmas, 84, passed away December 18, 2012 at her home in Pueblo. Her passing is preceded by her mother, Mary Mosco; step-father, Angelo Mosco; father, Gus Kosmas; brother, George Kosmas; sister, Katherine "Nina" Farris and spouse, Michael Musilli. Ellen is survived by brothers, Mike (Kathy) and Larry (Joanie) Kosmas both of Portland, Oregon, nieces, Mary Ellen (Ron) Lesser and Sherri (Larry) Sandoval; nephews, Michael Mosco and Phillip Kosmas and their children; Michael, Chloe, Athena ; great-nieces Tammy Vasquez, Pam Lesser; great-nephew, Craig Lesser; and dear friends, Ralph Garcia and Simon Martinez. Ellen was a cosmologist who owned a beauty shop in the Walsenburg area. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. May she rest in peace. Memorial contributions may be made to hearing impaired or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Memorial Service, 1:00 pm, Thursday, December 27, 2012 at George McCarthy Historic Chapel, 400 Broadway Avenue. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.
Kosovich, Anne M.
Anne M. Kosovich - Chronicle News - July 10, 2017 - Anne M. Kosovich Anne M. Kosovich age 91, of Bon Carbo, Colo., born December 28, 1925, passed away at home July 4, 2017. Born at home in Brooklyn, New York, to Pasquale (Pat) and Marie Iglio. Met and married John (Jack) Kosovich in Brooklyn and then moved with Jack to Bon Carbo to join the rest of the Kosovich family. She was a postmaster for over 20 years at the Bon Carbo post office. Anne was a gentle, kind hearted and loving woman who never complained. Survived by husband of 58 years Jack; sisters Marion and Joan (George); brother Michael; sons John (Annie) and Thomas (Kimberly); grandchildren Varina (David), Nicholas, Thomas Jr., Eric (Claire), Matthew, Steven, Brendan, Molly, Anthony, Lisa, Katherine, Kiley Fatur and Christopher (Caroline) Fatur; great-grandchildren Kurt, Naomi, and Lilia; and nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by father Pasquale, mother Marie, and nephew George. Public visitation 10:00 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, with Rosary at 11:00 and religious services at 11:30 a.m., at the Comi Funeral Home in Trinidad. Private family burial. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Kosovich, John A.
John A. Kosovich - Chronicle News - September 25, 2003 - John A. Kosovich, age 95, passed away at the Trinidad State Nursing home on September 22, 2003. He was born in Denver, Colorado on May 5, 1908. At the early age of 5 years, John, with his family, moved to Forbes, Colorado and then to various other area towns including Morley, Primero and Bon Carbo where he was employed at the Dick’s Bon Carbo Company stores. He also worked in the area mines. From 1928 through 1932, John served in the United States Navy. In 1930, he was united in marriage to Ann Guerin in New York. They resided there until 1958 when they returned to Bon Carbo where he lived until his death. He enjoyed the outdoors, traveling and sight-seeing, and loved spending time with his grand- and great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death is mother Tereza and wife Ann Kosovich. Survivors are son Jack (Anne) Kosovich, Bon Carbo, 2 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Monday, September 29, 2003 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Rosary will be recited Monday at 7:00 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 30, 2003, at 1:00 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active Pallbearers are Tom Kosovich, John Kosovich, Varina Kosovich, Nick Kosovich, Eric Kosovich, and Matthew Kosovich. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at Best Western, Family Seed Restaurant. The family may be contacted at the home address in Bon Carbo. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Kosovich, Monica H.
Monica H. Kosovich - Chronicle News - February 7, 2007 - Monica H. Kosovich a loving Wife, and Mother, passed away at home on February 5, 2007 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was 49. She was born in Trinidad, Colorado on May 4, 1957 to Jennie (Madrid) and John B. Armijo. Monica attended area schools graduating from Trinidad High School in 1975. She attended TSJC receiving an Associates Degree in Physical Education. On September 21, 1985, Monica was united in marriage to her best friend and love of her life Thomas Kosovich at the Ave Maria Shrine in Trinidad She loved children and was a devoted, teacher, having taught at Trinidad Catholic School and recently at Holy Trinity Academy until her illness prevented her from doing so. She was an excellent cook and baker. Monica, a woman of great faith in God, had a fervent devotion to St. Therese of the Little Flower and the Santo Nino de Atoche. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Preceding her in death is father John Armijo, brother Louis Armijo and sister Yvonne Armijo. Survivors are husband Tom, three children, Varina, Nicholas, and Thomas Jr. all of home address, mother Jennie Armijo, Co. Springs, sisters and brothers Helen Armijo, Co. Springs, John (Charlotte) Armijo, Arvada, Patty Roberson, Trinidad, Vera Fuhs, Security, Co., Richard (Cindy) Padilla, La Junta, Daryl Armijo, Puerto Rico, John G. (Vicki) Armijo, Trinidad, Evelyn Choate, Pueblo, brother and sister-in- law John J, (Annie) Kosovich, Lake-wood, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins including special cousins Mona (Frank) Borrego, Trinidad; aunts, Mary Hurtado, Cokedale, Mary Armijo, Denver, Ascencion Armijo, Denver, Faye Caligaris, Trinidad, other relatives, and a host of many dear friends including Kitsy Winter, Rosalie Amato and Joanne Romero. Visitation will be Thursday, from 3:00PM-8:00PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral will be Friday, February 9, 2007 at 9:15AM at Aultman Hall, 137 Cedar Street, Trinidad, Co. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Brett Armijo, Gene Armijo, Gilbert Armijo, Jeanenne Tapia, Rosalie Amato, Joanne Romero and Kitsy Winter. Active pallbearers are James Earl Shelden, John Armijo Jr., John Kosovich, Tony Bueno, Ramon Madrid, Louis J. Armijo. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at the Aultman Hall. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Helen (Argys) Kostos - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2017 - Helen (Argys) Kostos, 90, of Pueblo, quietly departed this life on Jan. 17, 2017, at home with her son and wonderful caregiver, Ernestine, nearby. Helen was born to Gus and Katherine Argys on April 10, 1926, in Salida. She had four siblings, Johnny, Esther, Alice and Louis, whom she shared her childhood with. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Samuel Neal Kostos; son, George; her parents; and siblings, Johnny, Louis and Esther. Her beautiful life will be forever remembered by her son, Harry of Pueblo; two grandchildren, Heather (Garret) Jones of Austin, Texas and Nick Kostos of Pueblo; three great-grandchildren, Landyn, Korbyn and Nolan Jones of Austin, Texas; as well as many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, Montgomery & Steward Chapel.
Kostos, Samuel Neal
Samuel Neal "Sam" Kostos - Pueblo Chieftain - December 4, 2015 - Samuel Neal “Sam” Kostos, 89, passed away in the morning at Bruce McCandless Nursing Home on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, in Florence, Colo. He was born June 16, 1926, to George and Erma (Robinson) Kostos in Thedford, Neb. On July 16, 1950, he married Helen (Argys) of Salida, Colo. Sam served in the U.S. Navy and retired from the Army Depot Activity after 35 years of service and from 7-Eleven convenience stores after 20 years of service. Sam was an avid Nebraska Cornhuskers fan. Member of St. John Greek Orthodox Church. Sam is survived by his wife of 66 years, Helen (Argys) Kostos; his son, Harry Kostos of Pueblo; two grandchildren, Heather Jones (Garret) of Austin, Texas, and Nick Kostos of Pueblo; three great-grand-children, Landyn, Korbyn and Nolan Jones of Austin, Texas; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Erma Kostos; his son, George Samuel Kostos; one brother, Pete Kostos; and one sister, Kathryn Sweeny. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel, Pueblo.
Peter Kotlar - Pueblo Chieftain - September 8, 2017 - Peter Kotlar, 66, passed away peacefully on Sept. 5, 2017, of natural causes. Born Aug. 30, 1951, in Pueblo. Survivors include his mother, Betty Kotlar; siblings, Sue (Gary) Carter and Paul Kotlar; soulmate of 35 years, Sandy Wagner, and her children, Renee Lopez, JJ (Kareen) Lopez, Stevie Lopez and their families; and many nieces and nephews. Peter was preceded in death by his father, Andrew Kotlar; and grandparents. Cremation has taken place. Private services.
Kotscher, La Rita Javonne
La Rita Javonne Kotscher - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 2015 - La Rita Javonne Kotscher, born Dec. 5, 1934, and passed May 16, 2015. Survived by two siblings, two children, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Preceded by her husband, John K. Kotscher; and brother, George Duckett. La Rita was a homemaker and member of local and regional genealogy societies and Daughters of the American Revolution. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Service and interment to be completed in Waterloo, Iowa, at a later date.
Kurt Kottenstette - Pueblo Chieftain - April 5, 2017 - Kurt Kottenstette, youngest son born to Frederick and Rita Kottenstette on May 5, 1962, died on April 3, 2017. Preceded in death by his father, Frederick; and sister, Caroline Hanks. Survived by his siblings, Fred (Helen) Kottenstette, Donna (Tony) Verderaime, Karl (AnnMarie) Kottenstette, Dennis (Donna) Kottenstette, Richard (Debra) Kottenstette, Joseph (Eileen) Kottenstette, Mary (Troy) Devenport, Kevin (Janelle) Kottenstette; also numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Special thanks to Dr. Michael Ramos for his compassionate care along with Dr. Nizami, Dr. Ragulsky, Joan Madrid and Mary Garcia of Premium Direct Care, Jordan Day Services, caretakers, Jodi, Jeff, Dylan, Tony and Amy Gallegos for their loving care of Kurt. Additional thanks to Colorado Bluesky and Joni Fair Hospice. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2017, at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Donations can be made to ARC.
Kottenstette, Rita Marie
Rita Marie Kottenstette - Pueblo Chieftain - October 4, 2017 - Rita Marie Kottenstette, age 98, passed away on Oct. 1, 2017 in Florence, Colo. Rita was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Frederick J. Kottenstette; daughter, Caroline Hanks; son, Kurt Kottenstette; and four grandchildren. She is survived by her son, Fred (Helen) Kottenstette; Donna (Tony) Verderaime; Karl (Ann Marie) Kottenstette, Dennis (Donna) Kottenstette, Richard (Debra) Kottenstette, Joe (Eileen) Kottenstette, Mary (Troy Davenport), Kevin (Janelle) Kottenstette, 28 grandchildren and 51 great-grandchildren. She was born in Lawrence, Neb., and came to Denver, Colo., right after her high school graduation. She loved people and had many friends. She was a member of St. Patrick Church's choir, ARC, The Traveling Troubadours Singing Group, Senior Walking Club, Senior Biking Club, Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, Red Hats and Oblates of the Abbey. She had a quick wit and enjoyed a good joke. She was an avid card player. She could hold her own playing Texas Hold 'Em Poker with seasoned veterans at the Bruce McCandless Nursing Home, where she resided for the last five years. She rarely turned down an activity and engaged in fishing, bird watching, and even attending a Rockies game. She also enjoyed going to The Red Barn for its monthly dinner/ dances. There will be a celebration of her life with a Mass at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 217 E. Mesa, Pueblo, CO 81006. We thank the dedicated people at Bruce McCandless State Veteran's Nursing Home for making her last years so wonderful. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.
Robert S. Kottenstette - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 2017 - Robert S. Kottenstette, 24, born Feb. 11, 1993, in Pueblo, passed away Sept. 20, 2017. Survived by his mother, Elizabeth Kottenstette; grandparents, Fred and Helen Kottenstette; great-grandmother, Rita Kottenstette; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Bobby enjoyed hiking, fishing, the Broncos and being with family. He will be deeply missed by those who loved him. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A private celebration of Bobby's life will be held at a later date.
Kouba, David E.
David E. Kouba - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 2017 - David E. Kouba, 70, born May 11, 1946, passed April 28, 2017. Memorial service, 2 p.m. May 1, at Lake Avenue Baptist Church, 1345 Lake Ave. Celebration of Life, 3 p.m. May 1, Eagles Steel City Aerie, 704 Elmhurst Place.
Mike Koukos – Walsenburg World – September 30, 1915 – Killed by Fall of Rock – Harry Stamas and Mike Koukos, two Greek miners working in the Walsen mine, were killed by fall of rock in the mine about noon Monday. A coroner’s inquest was held Monday evening.
Frederick Koury - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 2016 - Frederick Koury, 83, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 11, 2016. He was born on April 23, 1933, in the San Luis Valley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Naumi and Nabeha Koury, along with several very good friends. He is survived by his loving wife, Beth; children, Elizabeth (Dallas) Pestinger, Norman Koury, Shawn Koury, Grant Koury and Todd (Melissa) Mrotek; grandchildren, Jennifer, Jackie, Nathan, Kyla, Nick, Lexy, Kami, Ivan and Gabby; great-grandchildren, JoJo, Chase and Easton. He had two brothers, Michael (Anita) Koury and Robert (Laura) Koury; sister, Tillie (Billy) Valdez; numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, whom he loved very much. Fred was a veteran of the Korean War, an Alamosa police officer, and a Colorado state patrolman. He decided to settle down and open his own business. He bought a little truck stop north of Pueblo and turned it into a well-known landmark that became a haven for I-25 traffic and a popular spot for locals, mostly for the great food! Fred was an avid golfer and loved to gamble. He enjoyed his Saturday trips to Cripple Creek, cards at the country club and drinks with his buddies in the evenings. He had many friends whom he loved dearly. Most of all, Dad enjoyed family dinners and spending time with his Kami and Chase. He was a generous husband, dad, friend and “papa.” He was loved very much, and will be extremely missed. In lieu of flowers and food, please make donations to Wounded Warriors through the funeral home office. Memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, at Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church.
Kovacich, Isabel B.
Isabel B. Kovacich - Pueblo Chieftain - September 9, 2015 - Isabel B. Kovacich, 87, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 5, 2015. She was born in Pueblo on Dec. 16, 1927, to parents, Frank and Frances Russ, who preceded her in death; as did her loving husband, Joseph Kovacich Sr.; and grandson, Frank Kovacich Jr. Isabel is survived by her children, Frank (Carol) Kovacich, Joseph (Judy) Kovacich Jr., James (Donna) Kovacich, Susan (Ben Salazar); nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. She also is survived by two sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, who dedicated her life to keeping her family happy with her delicious cooking. The family would like to give special thanks for the loving care of Dr. James Stjernholm and caregivers, Judy Butler, Diana Rivas, Henrietta Autobee, Laura Johnson and Angela Chavez, R.N. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. today, at George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn.
Kovalcik, Rosalie Marino
Rosalie “Dolly” Marino Kovalcik - Pueblo Chieftain - October 2, 2016 - Rosalie “Dolly” Marino Kovalcik, born Aug 24, 1932, passed peace fully into Jesus’ loving arms Sept. 27, 2016. Preceded in death by parents, Vito and Rose Marino; brothers, Pete and Ciro. Survived by husband of 62 years, John Kovalcik; son, Douglas (Daiquiri); daughter, Cynthia (Rick) Anglund; grandchildren, Luke Kovalcik, Dallas and Joshua Cody, Savanah Anglund; great-grandchildren, Gavin, Nolan, Aidan, Vera, Elowyn; brother, Richard (Shirley) Marino; sister, Anthoniette (Ann) Goff; aunt, Josephine Roitz; nieces and nephews, Lee Marino, Scott (Sharon), Denise (Chuck), Gerald (Colleen), Susan, Brett, Darek (Jennifer), Renee (Joe); many great-nieces, nephews and cousins. Dolly was a loving wife, mother, sister, daughter and grandmother. She truly cherished her family and was very proud of each and every one. She had a great sense of humor and a giving nature. Her hobby was going to estate sales and collecting her beloved antiques and jewelry. She had quite the eye for beauty. She met so many nice people over the last 25 years while doing so. She always had a hug for them and they for her. She enjoyed showing her collection at the antique shows. A cook like no other. Holidays were the best when she would create her Italian meals and desserts. She would make anything taste like a gourmet meal. She also kept a beautiful home for all to enjoy. Truly a hard worker who never gave up. She had a heart of gold and will be missed by all. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel.
Kozlowski, Mary Rose
Mary Rose Kozlowski - The News Item - August 5, 2010 - Atlas, Pa. - Mary Rose Kozlowski, 90, of 487 W. Saylor St., died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010, at home surrounded by her loved ones, death terminated a one year illness. Born in Tyrol, Italy, May 23, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Emma (Fulgereiter) Unterreiner. She was born on a trip to Italy. She was a resident of Trinidad, Colo. for six years prior to moving to Atlas, where she was a resident for 84 years. She was educated in Mount Carmel Township schools in Locust Gap. She was married in St. Peter's Church, Mount Carmel, Dec. 11, 1938, to the late Vincent W. Kozlowski who preceded her in death Aug. 27, 1973. Mary was employed at the Wilson School, Atlas, and Mount Carmel Area High School in housekeeping for 48 years. She was a member of Divine Redeemer Church, formerly a member of St. Paul's Chapel in Atlas. She was a member of the Medical Missions and Holy Rosary Sodality. She was a loving, kind and giving person and a wonderful mother to her children. She adored her grandchildren. and her great-grandchildren were the shining stars in her life. She is survived by four daughters, Mary Ann Delorso, of Baltimore, Md., Sr. Teresa Vincent, I.H.M., of Coal Township; Patricia M. Janovich and husband, William, of Coal Township, and Janice A. Kozlowski, of Danville; and two sons, James T. Kozlowski at home, and Walter F. Kozlowski at home; a brother, Joseph Unterreiner, of Philadelphia; three grandchildren, Anthony L. Delorso Jr., of Baltimore, Md.; Michelle M. McMurtrie and husband, Robbie, of Riverside, and Denise T. Migliaccio and husband, Frank, of Baltimore, Md.; and five great-grandchildren, Alexandria N. Jones, of Shamokin, Jessica Hope McMurtrie, of Riverside; Dominic, River and Gianna Delorso, of Baltimore, Md. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, William L. Kozlowski; a son-in-law, Anthony L. Delorso Sr.; and two brothers, Louis and James Unterreiner. C. J. Lucas Funeral Home, Inc. - August 6, 2010 - Mary Rose Kozlowski, 90 of 487 W. Saylor St., Atlas. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday in Divine Redeemer Church, 300 W. Avenue, Mount Carmel, with the Rev. Robert Yohe officiating. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Bear Gap. Viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday with the Rosary at noon in the C.J. Lucas Funeral Home Inc., 27 N. Vine St., Mount Carmel, C.J. Lucas IV, supervisor. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School, 2001 Clinton Ave., Coal Township 17866; or Carmelite Sisters, c/o Sister Joann, 1 Maria Hall Dr., Danville 17821.
Kraemer, David J.
David J. Kraemer - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2017 - David J. Kraemer, 50, formerly of Pueblo, passed away in Seymour, Ind. Preceded in death by his mother, Helen Kraemer; and nephew, Michael Kraemer. Survived by his father, Don (Lorna) Kraemer of Tucson; brothers, Tim (Anita) Kraemer and Jonathan Kraemer both of Pueblo and Steven (Louann) Kraemer of Tennessee; nieces, Megan (Raymond), Ashley, and Aubrie (Russell) Hinnefeld; nephews, Alex (Hannah) Kraemer and Parker Kraemer. At his request, cremation. There will be no services.
Kraemer, Michael Anthony
Michael Anthony Kraemer - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2016 - Michael Anthony Kraemer, 25, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 16. 2016. Survived by his loving daughter, Taylor Jean; parents, Timothy and Anita Kraemer; siblings, Megan (Raymond Montiel) and Ashley Kraemer, Matthew (Keri), Christopher (Amanda) and Wayne Jr. (Kerry) Ferry; nephews and nieces, Kayleena, Braylee, Esteviana, Shania (Logan), Timothy and Dustin; grandparents, Don (Lorna) Kraemer; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by his grandmothers, Helen Kraemer and Mary Ortega. Michael was born on March 31, 1990, in Pueblo, Colo. Growing up, he was actively involved in Boy Scouts, wrestling and JROTC. He graduated from Central High School in 2008. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially his daughter, Taylor, who was his world; playing video games; learning about history; and shooting and building firearms. No viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Celebration of life, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, at the Gold Dust Saloon, 217 S. Union. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made at Vectra Bank in Michael’s name to help pay for funeral expenses and set up a fund for his daughter, Taylor.
Janet M. Kralik - Pueblo Chieftain - May 15, 2017 - Janet M. Kralik, was born Nov. 21, 1948, and was a lifelong Pueblo resident. Went to the Lord May 5, 2017. Preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Betty Gordon. Survived by the love of her life and best friend of 49 years, Dan Kralik; daughters, Melissa Kralik and Becky (John) Trujillo; brother, Gary (Carol) Gordon; brother-in-law, Erik (Kathy) Kralik; uncle, Don (Grace) Gordon; aunt, Ruth Von Horn; granddog, Johnna; her sidekick, Maggie; and various nieces, nephews and cousins. Janet worked for Colorado Swimming for 22 years as Executive Secretary and touched many lives through her work, support and advocate for competitive swimming. She enjoyed being a member of Sit Means Sit Go Team Therapy Dogs, working in her flower beds, camping and fishing. She loved watching the Broncos and the Rockies as well as going on the bus with the Sunset to Coors Field. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday May 17, 2017, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Donations can be made to PAWS for Life in memory of Janet.
Krall, Anne (Sister)
Sister Anne Krall, O.S.B. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2017 - Sister Anne Krall, O.S.B., born in Pueblo, on Dec. 4, 1928, passed away on Jan.5, 2017. Sister Anne professed religious vows on April 2, 1956. Prior to Vatican II, she was known as Sister M. Barbara until she returned to using her baptismal name. She received her Bachelor of Arts at Mundelein College and taught for the Archdiocese of Chicago at Queen of All Saints, St. Joseph, and St. Hilary. She returned to Colorado and served there for almost two decades. In 2011, she returned to Chicago to live and minister at St. Scholastica Monastery. She was the beloved sister of Albert, John (Nancy), Martha Beauchamp, Bernie (Marty), Bill (Marilyn), and the late Edward, Frank, Raymond, Joseph, Tillie Veylupek, Frances Skoff and Angela Meglan. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. A mass celebrating Sister Anne Krall’s life will be held at 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 16, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, in Pueblo.
Kramer, Earl Alvin
Earl Alvin Kramer - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 2014 - Earl Alvin Kramer, 85, of Florence, passed away Dec. 10, 2014, surrounded by family. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Dec. 20, Shepherd of the Hills Church, 801 Sheridan, Canon City.
James Kramer – Walsenburg World – August 14, 1919 – James Kramer, aged 14, was drowned in Greenhorn Creek, twenty-six miles south of Pueblo, when he and his brother were swimming. The boy was seized with cramps in the cold mountain water and drowned before his brother was able to pull him out.
Kramer, William F.
William F. “Bill” Kramer - Huerfano World - February 7, 2015 - William F. “Bill” Kramer, 1936 ~ 2015 - Bill passed away February 5, 2015 at the age of 78. He spent his early years growing up in Massachusetts and came out to Colorado to attend college at Colorado State University. After college, he was in the U.S. Army as a first lieutenant and went on to banking, title insurance, business ownership, and real estate. He stayed in Colorado to raise his three sons and follow his love of the outdoors. He and his wife of 43 years, Carole, were lucky to live in Denver, Vail, Grand Lake, Evergreen and, lastly, Huerfano County. His last 16 years were spent at his Majors Ranch property in Huerfano County. Bill enjoyed fishing most of all, and spent many years on his boat in San Carlos, Mexico, catching the “big ones.” He was a history buff and probably read half the books in the La Veta Library. Following sports and his college C.S.U. Rams football team gave him much pleasure when he was unable to enjoy the outdoors he loved. Survivors include his wife, Carole, of La Veta; sons Scott Kramer, Steve Kramer (Gretchen), and Jeff Kramer (Beth) all of the Denver area; grandchildren Alexis , Gage, and Logan Kramer; Patrick and Shaun Kramer; and Graham Kramer; numerous nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends. They will all remember the “Good Times” spent with Bill. The family wants to thank all of the wonderful people at Mountain Creek Home Health, Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care, and Hospice House who helped him and the family through his C.O.P.D. illness and his final days. Bill was cremated as he requested, and a memorial service will be held to celebrate his life this summer.
Andrew Krantz – Walsenburg World – July 9, 1908 – Man Killed by Train – Andrew Krantz, an Austrian, was killed by a freight train at Munson Siding at 7:40 o’clock on the evening of July 3. Krantz had been drinking during the day and in the afternoon he bought a ticket for Walsenburg and later one for Trinidad. Then he laid down in the shade of the station house and went to sleep. The station employees were unable to waken him for the southbound passenger train, and later the station agent’s wife saw him going north up the track. That was last they saw him alive. He lay down on the ties just outside the rail and a freight going south with engine No. 628 struck him before the trainmen saw him. He was evidently awakened by the rumbling of the train and raised up just in time to be struck by the side of the pilot. He died almost before the trainmen could reach him, and the body was taken to the station house. Krantz was a married man and his wife had just sent some men in search of him, who arrived after the accident had happened. The train crew – W. E. Bosbyshell, conductor; Eugene Bennett, engineer; B. A. Selbees, firemen; J. E. Crosson, front brakeman; H. R. Dawson, rear brakemen – came to Walsenburg on the fourth to testify at the coroner’s investigation. The accident was clearly shown to have been the fault of the deceased.
Krasovec, John Albert Jr.
John Albert Krasovec Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2016 - John Albert Krasovec Jr. passed away April 18, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Victorine Krasovec. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Judy Krasovec; sons, Michael (Katie) Krasovec and Gregory (Raquel) Krasovec; grandchildren, Emma, Jack, John and Colt; sister, Janet (Mike) Lieber; brother, Robert (Judy) Krasovec; sister- in-law, Jeri Raines; and numerous nieces and nephews. John retired from CF&I after 25 years. John loved fishing and hunting; he had a passion for guns, but his greatest love was the love which he had for his grandchildren. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at Shrine of St. Therese. Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 22, at Shrine of St. Therese, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, the family requests donations be made to Sange de Cristo Hospice or the Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church.
Mary Alice Radacy Kratzer - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 2016 - Mary Alice Radacy Kratzer, 87, went to be with our Lord on Nov. 3, 2016, in Arvada, Colo. She was preceded in death by husband, Howard Kratzer; brothers, George and Jerry Radacy; and sister, Shirley Wilson. Survived by children, Judy Mitchell and Sandy Carter; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Spicola, Irene Roark; brother, Larry (Diane) Radacy. Celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary and Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, Colo.
Krause, Barbara Delphine
Barbara Delphine Krause - Chronicle News - May 31, 2012 - Barbara Delphine Krause, age 69, of Trinidad, Colorado, went to her heavenly home on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at Park View Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado after struggling with colon cancer. She was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Sam and Alma Jean (Oglesby) Chirillo on September 3, 1942. She married Robert Krause on March 18, 1977 in Ottawa, KS. She is survived by her husband Robert Krause, son Eric Bard and wife Nancy of Pagosa Springs, CO, daughter Lori Austin and husband Warren of Eldorado, OK, Elizabeth Ryhkus and husband Jim of Aurora, CO, John Krause and wife Rebecca of Queen Creek, AZ and Sarah Hagan and husband Scott of Thornton, CO. Her grandchildren Samuel Bard, Nathan Bard, Benjamin Bard, Corey Hagan, Seth Hagan, Reese Hagan, Lauren Hagan. Her brother Gordon Keith (Linda) Chirillo of Miami, OK, sister Carol Paris of Queen Creek, AZ, sister Margaret (Glenn) Smith of Flat Rock, MI, brother Donald Franklin (Samantha) Chirillo of Moberly, MO, and sister Marie Cassidy of Moberly, MO. Numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Her Uncle Tom Parr, cousin Tom Parr, Jr., Uncle Afton (Marlene) Oglesby, Uncle Jack (Barbara) Oglesby and Uncle Albert Chirillo. Her special friend Frances Purswell-Montoya. Numerous children who have adopted her as their “Other Mother” and a host of special friends and family. She was preceded in death by her Dad, Sam Chirillo, her Mother, Alma Jean (Oglesby) Chirillo, her favorite Aunt, Jewell (Oglesby) Parr, Aunt Virginia Chirillo, her step-father Damon Burke, her sons, Kevin Bard and Darren Krause, her grandson Christian Hagan, Mother-in-law, Agnes Krause and her brother-in-laws Ralph Krause, Don Hoots and Larry Paris. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at New Hope Ministries of Trinidad (in the Historic Wagon Wheel) at 38096 Hwy 160. In lieu of flowers a memorial may be made to the New Hope Ministries of Trinidad Building Fund, 33127 Elk Park Road, Trinidad, CO 81082.
Kravig, Klair Tilson
Klair Tilson “Butch” Kravig - Pueblo Chieftain - September 8, 2016 - Klair Tilson “Butch” Kravig, 83, went to his forever ever ever home to be with his Lord and Savior Aug. 12, 2016. Butch was born in Karval, Colo., on March 31, 1933, to Kenneth and Ruth Kravig. Butch was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, John (Julie) Henderson; and grandson, Teryl Jay Henderson. Survived by wife, Donna Kravig; her sons, Eric Barnes and Mike Barnes and their families. Also survived by first wife, Marj Henderson; their children, Julie Henderson of Brush, Colo., Vicki (Sam Salvo) Reno and Brenda (Jimmie) Wills, both of Pueblo and Rodney Kravig of Brush, Colo. Butch also leaves 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Butch worked on the family ranch and served in the Army active duty and reserves until 1961. He worked at the Pueblo Army Depot and retired from there in 1988. Retirement did not mean he was still. He wore many hats: husband, father, grandpa, landlord, trader, volunteer, collector, Legionnaire, veteran and many more. He was a member of Tabor Lutheran Church, American Legion Post No. 2, DAV, VFW, Young Guns, NRA and more. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, at Grace Community Bible Church, 1405 25th Lane, Pueblo, CO 81006. Memorial donations may be made direct to Alzheimer’s Association, Autism Awareness or Juvenile Diabetes Association.
Krein, Crystal Wanetta
Crystal Wanetta Krein - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 2017 - Crystal Wanetta Krein passed away peacefully Oct. 11, 2017. Much of her life was spent in South Dakota. She was born Dec. 4, 1922, in Wessington, S.D., went to school in Custer, S.D., and graduated valedictorian of her high school class in Hot Springs, S.D. She excelled in all the homemaking skills of cooking, sewing, crocheting, and making a loving home. She also loved collecting and repairing antique dolls. Preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Reinhold Krein; and daughter, Juanita Fish. Survived by daughters, Karen Strong, Janet (Michael) McBee and Nancy Meyer. Also survived by eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 701 W. Evans Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004.
Reinhold Ludwig Krein - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 2015 - Reinhold Ludwig Krein, 96, passed away June 11, 2015. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Juanita Fish; three brothers and three sisters. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Crystal; daughters, Karen Strong, Shepherd, Mich.; Janet (Michael) McBee and Nancy Meyer, both of Pueblo; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sister, Anita Phillips, Broken Bow, Neb. Reinhold was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He was awarded the Exceptional Civil Service Award for actions following an explosion at Black Hills Army Depot in Igloo, S.D. in 1950. He was a retired assistant fire chief from the Pueblo Army Depot and also worked as a handyman for Kmart. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 2015, at Trinity Lutheran Church. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Arrangements by Imperial.
Maria Priscilla Kreiser - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 2016 - Maria Priscilla Kreiser of Pueblo, age 77, died on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, after a 12-year struggle with Alzheimer’s. She was born August 26, 1939, in San Luis, Colo., to Juan and Libradita Martinez. Priscilla was an entrepreneur, helping start and run Hollywood Janitorial Services and then owning Veterans Tavern for 30 years. She loved life, being active in gardening, fishing, cooking, camping, dart leagues and visits to Cripple Creek. Survivors include three children, Richard (Patricia) Maestas of Aurora, Colo., Janice Ortega of Pueblo, Colo., Karen (Christopher) Bonnett of Colorado Springs, Colo.; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Phil Maestas and Ed Kreiser; son, Everette Kreiser (Sharon); and son-in-law, Sal Ortega. The Mass for Priscilla will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 217 E. Mesa Ave., in Pueblo, with reception to follow.
Krell, Lee Ellen
Lee Ellen Krell - Spokesman-Review - July 25, 2011 - At her request, no services will be held for Lee Ellen Krell, 91. Mrs. Krell died in Rifle, Colorado surrounded by her family on June 22, 2011. She was born August 15, 1919 in Trinidad, Colorado to Isidore and Gertrude (Bendix) Sanders. She graduated from Trinidad High School in 1937; she then attended Trinidad State Junior College and was employed as a reporter at the Morning Light newspaper in Trinidad. After her father died, she moved with her mother to Denver, Colorado and attended Emily Griffith Opportunity Business School as well as the Denver Art College. During this time, she dated the former governor of the state of Colorado, the late Ralph L. Carr. While in Denver, she was employed in the Judge Advocate General's (JAG) office of the military department. Upon the death of her mother, Mrs. Krell enlisted in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps branch of the service during World War II, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant. While stationed in Alamogordo, New Mexico, she met her future husband and love of her life, Harvey Henry Krell, Sr. of Latah, Washington. They were both stationed in England and married in Caxton Hall which was bombed shortly thereafter. She and her husband were the last group to see the final musical performance of the well-known Glenn Miller and his orchestra before the bandleader's flight departure and ultimate disappearance. Mrs. Krell was later assigned to the JAG Office during the war and was a court reporter in Paris, France. She worked on the preliminary legal paperwork for the infamous Nuremburg trials. After her honorable discharge from the service, Mrs. Krell and her husband briefly lived in Seattle, Washington and Browne's Addition in Spokane, Washington before moving to Riverside, California where her children were born. The family returned to Spokane during the mid-1950s. Mrs. Krell worked for the United States Army Recruiting Office in downtown Spokane. Her last employment before retiring was with the federal government in the Small Business Administration, loan closing section. When her husband died in June, 2003, she moved to Sandpoint, Idaho to live with her daughter. She enjoyed reading, music, plays/movies, children, bingo, art, writing letters, traveling, conversation and spending time with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Harvey Krell, her parents, a brother, Simon Sanders; a sister Emily Jane; and an infant son. She will be deeply missed and is survived by her loving children, Marta Krell Katana, Sandpoint and Harvey (Butch) Krell, Jr. (Jeanette) of Escondido, California; grandchildren Jeremiah (Sally) Blume of San Francisco, California; Melissa (Ryan) Mahler and Rachel Katana of Rifle, Colorado; Toni Krell of Kennewick, Washington; Teresa Krell of Pullman, Washington; Ivan, Lily, Summer and Jackson Krell of Escondido; three great-grandchildren, various nieces, nephews and cousins and numerous caring friends.
Kremer, Harry Philip (Rev. OSB)
Reverend Harry Philip Francis Kremer OSB Fr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 2015 - Reverend Harry Kremer OSB, 92, a Benedictine Anchorite, entered into eternal life on May 20, 2015.. Philip spent his past few years in Florence at McCandless Veterans Home, which was near to his surviving sister, Geraldine, and her family. He was born in Chicago Ill., to the late Mr. and Mrs. Rupert Kremer and after high school worked just before entering the Coast Guard. He served four years as a steam engine machinist’s mate throughout the war with tours overseas. After the war and a seminary prep school, he was accepted into the Benedictine Abbey of Benet Lake, Wisc. He was ordained a priest on May 14, 1955, and had additional courses at the Dominican House of Studies in River Forest, Ill. With a missionary spirit, he was assigned as Prior in Morelia, Mexico, serving the poor with work and prayer. He then returned to the U.S. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery in Pecos, N.M., and in 1969, he received his nursing degree in the first class from the University of Albuquerque, N.M. He served as pastor for many poor parishes near Pecos and lived near San Miguel del Bado Church. During this time, cancer claimed one of his eyes. However, this did not deter him. Upon retirement while seeking to maintain an ascetic life, he became a Benedictine Anchorite and spent many summers praying and living in the arid desert. He maintained his prayers and celebrated Mass while living as an Anchorite in New Mexico. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Arlene. He is survived by his sister, Geraldine; and numerous nieces, grand and great-nieces and nephews; other family and friends. Rosary vigil 6 p.m. Thursday, Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Friday, both services at Holy Family Catholic Church, Fr. Douglas Hunt, CR, and Bro. Lupe Gonzalez, OP, celebrants. Interment Benedictine Cemetery, Benet Lake, WI.
Otis Kretzer – Walsenburg World – July 28, 1910 – Delirious from typhoid fever, Otis Kretzer, an employee of the Pueblo County Poor Farm, cut his throat with a razor, death resulting.
Kreuger, Julius G.
Julius G. Kreuger – Walsenburg World – March 23, 1916 – Death of Julius G. Kreuger – Word was received here this week of the death at San Diego, California, of Julius G. Kreuger, formerly of LaVeta. Mr. Kreuger was an old time resident of LaVeta and at the time of his death was about 70 years of age. The remains will be brought to Boulder, Colorado, for burial. Mr. Kreuger was a brother of Mrs. Spielman and of Mrs. Strange of LaVeta. He is survived also by three sons, two living at Steamboat Springs and one in Boulder. His daughter, Mrs. James Hamilton, Jr., of Boulder will accompany the body to Boulder for interment.
Kreusch, Bernard Anthony Sr.
Bernard Anthony Kreusch Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 28, 2015 - Bernard Anthony Kreusch Sr., U.S. Navy, retired. Bernard Anthony Kreusch, 85, of Beulah, Colo., passed away Jan. 24, 2015. He was born in Trenton, Neb., on June 7, 1929, to Alfred L. and Lena (Hamor) Kreusch, who predeceased him. The family lived in Kansas before settling in Pueblo, Colo., in 1942. Bernie joined the U.S. Navy after high school graduation, and rose to the rank of lieutenant commander, serving in three wars in defense of his country. He married Norma Perricone of Pueblo, enjoying more than 50 years together before her death. When he retired from the Navy, they chose to live in Beulah, enjoying their life in the mountains among many good friends. After Norma’s death, Bernie remained in their home until failing health required his move to Tony’s home for loving care the rest of his life. Bernie is survived by his son, Bernard Anthony “Tony” Kreusch Jr. of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; his brother, Al (Judy) Kreusch of Beulah; his brother-in-law, Peter (Nani) Perricone of Pueblo; numerous nieces and nephews; and a large and a loving extended family. Special thanks go to his nephew, Pete Perricone, for his devoted help in caring for Bernie as his health failed. At Bernie’s request, there will be no service. A family remembrance is planned for the summer. We feel his loss deeply, and we will miss him.
Eric G. Kreutzer - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 2016 - Eric G. Kreutzer, 43, of La Veta. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.
Cecilia Krier – Walsenburg World – May 29, 1913 – In Memoriam – Mrs. Cecilia Krier died Thursday, May 22, 1913, at 4:00 p.m. at the St. Mary’s Hospital in Pueblo, Colorado, where she had been taken in hopes that further treatment would prove beneficial. The remains were brought home Friday and funeral services were held at the Catholic Church Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Krier had been ill but a short time and her death comes as a blow to her family, as well as her many friends, for hope was held out almost to the last, but the Stern Reaper is no respecter; he does not discriminate, but we know from her busy and useful life that he found her “as a shock of corn fully ripe for the harvest,” For she died as she lived – honored, trusted and loved. She reared her own monument while she lived, in the hearts of all who knew her. Her life was completed if work all done and well done constitutes completion. Her Christian life was beautiful from its beginning to its close, and though all the vicissitudes and sorrows that she met in the way, her faith never wavered. But she has left us and one more name is stricken from the ever lessening role of our old settlers, and a lonely home is left to attest how sadly she will be missed by those who held her most dear. Besides a devoted husband, she leaves two daughters and one son – Mrs. Ernest Lidle of Walsenburg, Mrs. Agnes Struck, of Burlington, Iowa, and Mr. Edward Krier of Walsenburg. We can only extend to these mourners our most heartfelt sympathy with the wish that they may be abundantly sustained. Vain is any attempt to measure the loss of a wife or mother, yet through the gloom there comes back a bright beam of sunshine which turns our tears to jewels of promise. Through the mists which gather we hear the roar of a Niagara, but her God has set the bow of His promise. He leaves us not alone in the presence of the Unknown. Mrs. Krier was born on January 1, 1856, at Red Bud, Illinois, and removed with her husband to Colorado locating at LaVeta where they lived for a large number of years, moving from there to Walsenburg where she has since lived. Walsenburg World – May 29, 1913 – On Friday morning the word was spread over town that Mrs. Cecilia Krier had died at Pueblo. No one in LaVeta was aware that Mrs. Krier was in a hospital at Pueblo and the news of her death was received with surprise by her many friends. Mrs. Krier was an old time resident of LaVeta and on her removal to Walsenburg, the friendships made here, still continued. Walsenburg World – May 29, 1913 – Card of Thanks – We desire to express our thanks and appreciation for the many kindnesses shown us during our recent bereavement of wife and mother. We cannot adequately express our feelings at the thoughts of the many kindnesses shown us. We wish to thank the ladies at St. Mary’s Church, the members of various fraternal societies, especially the Elks, to which Lodge, though a member, we are not here affiliated, the businessmen who closed their places of business during the funeral, and many others. Their acts of graciousness will ever be engraved upon our memory. William Krier and family.
Krier, Marilyn Joyce (Sister)
Sister Marilyn Joyce Krier - The Gazette - August 26, 2005 - Sister Marilyn Krier entered into eternal life on August 23, 2005. She was born on February 28, 1935. She is survived by brother Kenneth (Roberta) of Walsenburg, three nieces, and two nephews. She is preceded in death by her mother Magdalen, father Edward, and sister Jackie. She entered Benedictine life at Mt. St. Scholastica, Atchison, Kansas. She received her B.S. from Mt. St. Scholastica College and two Master's degrees in education. She was a teacher and principal in Catholic schools and served at Our Lady of Fatima in Lakewood, St. Mary's in Littleton, and St. James, Blessed Sacrament, and the Archdiocesan Catholic Education Office in Denver. For the past 13 years, she worked to find affordable housing for the elderly at Cathedral Plaza and Francis Heights in Denver. A vigil will be held in Our Lady of Peace Chapel, Benet Hill Monastery, 2555 N. Chelton Road in Colorado Springs on August 26, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on August 27, 2005 at 10 a.m. A memorial Mass will be held on Monday, August 29 at 9:00 p.m. at Francis Heights, 2626 Osceola St. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted in care of Benet Hill Monastery.
Krier-Geiger, Julia M.
Julia M. Krier-Geiger - Huerfano World - October 18, 2014 - Julia M. Krier-Geiger, 11-6-1920 ~ 10-16-2014 Julia (Jewel) Krier Geiger, 93, passed away peacefully on October 16th, 2014 after a short illness. Born in Walsenburg, CO November 6th, 1920 as the eldest daughter of Paul Krier and Lucille Schafer Krier, Jewel grew up in Walsenburg as the town was emerging from its rough hewn frontier and mining background to the center of mercantile in southern Colorado. Jewel attended high school at Walsenburg High School before graduating in 1942 from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a bachelor’s degree in Music, and later being awarded a Master Degree in Music Education from Adams State College, Alamosa. Recognized by the University of Colorado at the State Centennial in 1976 as a Distinguished Alumna, she also was an Honoree speaker at the University in 2005 about her life experiences in early Colorado and while at the University at the end of the Great Depression and the war years. She married John P. Geiger of La Junta just before he left for duty as a naval officer in the Pacific during WWII and settled in Glenwood Springs before returning to Walsenburg. An enthusiastic community supporter, she led local school programs as long time teacher of music, and as organist at St. Mary Catholic Church. Through her music she touched the lives of multiple generations of Walsenburg residents, many who remember hours at the piano preparing for recitals given at her home annually. Although retired in 1989, she was an adventuresome soul traveling with her family not only throughout the U.S. but also to New Zealand, Japan, Hawaii Australia and Europe. One favored activity was to go for an afternoon or evening car ride in Huerfano County. Her love for Colorado and family history was accented by activities as a longtime member of the Territorial Daughters of Colorado, the Huerfano County Historical Society, Civic League, P.E.O Sisterhood, the Music Honor Society Pi Kappa Lambda, as well as a Life Honoree of Delta Delta Delta sorority. Jewel is survived by two sons and two daughters: Jay Geiger of Santa Fe, Jerry “Greg” Geiger of Pueblo, Judy Geiger Jennings of Greenwood Village, and Cecile Geiger Ruder of Littleton, Sisters: Carol McInnis of Grand Junction, Pauline Santi of Walsenburg, and Phyllis Donnelly of Boulder. Jewel was pre-deceased by her sister Shirley Small of Glenwood Springs and baby brother Paul. Jewel leaves several grandchildren, great grandchildren, extended family, and friends who will by her example carry her dedication to family, grace, and words of wisdom with them. There will be a memorial service and celebration of her life at Montgomery & Steward, 1317 North Main St, Pueblo , CO, 81003 on Saturday November 8, at 11 am. Call 719-542-1552 for more information. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in her name to: Huerfano County Historical Society, PO?Box 3, Walsenburg, CO, 81089; St. Mary Catholic Church, PO?Box 86 Walsenburg, CO, 81089; or to designate a contribution in her name for the restoration of the organ at FOX?Theatre. Donations for the organ restoration should be sent to Spanish?Peaks Alliance for Arts and Entertainment, PO?Box 472, La Veta,?CO 81055.
Marilyn Kristan - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 2015 - Marilyn Lee Kristan, 68, passed away Aug. 15, 2015. Survived by her husband of 50 years, David E. Kristan; children, David (Regina) Kristan of Fort Collins and Bryan (Krista) Kristan of Pueblo West; grandchildren, Drew, Nik, Cam and Ty; siblings, Linda (Alvin) Secora of Pueblo and James (Debi) Stupnik of Las Vegas, Nev.; brother-in-law, John (Carol) Kristan; and numerous beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by her parents, James and Christina Stupnik. Marilyn was born March 6, 1947, in Pueblo and graduated from Central High School. Marilyn was assistant manager of the government bookstore. Member of St. Mary Church and Slovenian Union of America. She also volunteered at Books Again. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at St. Mary Church, 307 E. Mesa Ave. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food or flowers, those who desire may make donations to PAWS for Life or St. Mary Prayer Garden through the funeral home to honor Marilyn’s love for nature and animals.
Louise Krpan - Huerfano World - November 13, 2013 - Long-time Walsenburg resident, Louise Krpan, passed away on November 11, 2013 in Tucson, Arizona. She was born January 14, 1920 in Pictou, Colorado. Louise was the youngest and last surviving member of her family. Her sisters and brother were: Helen Krpan; Mildred (Frank) Sanich (Joseph) Sudar; Mary (Jack) Fink; Dorothy (Chet) Zurek and Nick Krpan. Louise graduated from Huerfano County High School in 1939 and worked at the Central Bar and Cafe before being employed at Huerfano County Department of Social Services from which she retired. She was a past-president and active and devoted member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. She is survived by two nephews and two nieces: Charles Ray (Carolyn) Sanich, Dallas, TX; Robert Joseph (Geraldine Tressel) Sudar, Richardson, TX; Janet (Fink) Long, Littleton, CO and Carol Jean (Lester) Welborn, Tucson, AZ. She is also survived by great- and great, great-nieces and nephews. Holy Rosary and Funeral Mass were Monday, November 18th at St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg with interment at North St. Mary Cemetery.
Krueger, Bernadine Kathryn
Bernadine Kathryn Krueger - Huerfano World - February 27, 2015 - Bernadine Kathryn Krueger, of Walsenburg, CO, entered into rest February 25, 2015 at the Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center in Walsenburg, CO. She was born to Bowen and Bernadine Egger on November 2, 1928 in Colorado Springs, CO. With loving memory of our mother, who loved the outdoors, loved animals, and was a beautiful singer. She lived most of her life in Colorado. Our mother also loved to cook and can fruit and vegetables. She raised bees for honey and loved to crochet. She was preceded in death by her first born daughter, Katie, her brother, John, her mother, Bernadine, and her father, Bowen. Bernadine was also an X-Ray Technician, PBX Operator, but mostly, was a mother to her four children, Katie, Teresa, Steve, and John. We will cherish all the moments and memories of our mother. Our mother has gone to Heaven to be with our beloved sister. Johnson-Romero Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Kruitz, Joanne R.
Joanne R. Kruitz - Chronicle News - April 20, 2012 - Joanne R. Kruitz, 73 passed away peacefully at home on April 16, 2012. She is preceded in death by her father, Jack Sciacca, and mother and father in law, Joe and Minnie Kruitz. Joanne is survived by her loving and devoted husband of nearly 50 years, Fred Kruitz, her beloved daughters, Angela (Glenn) Gomez, Karen (Ron) Eccher, Deborah (Mike) Snell and her three treasured grandchildren, Brad Eccher, Taylor and Katelyn Snell. She is also survived by her caring mother and brothers; Angie Sciacca, Jim (Joan) Sciacca and Frank (Gloria) Sciacca. Joanne cherished the time spent with family and friends and with her kind and gentle spirit she enriched the lives of all who knew her. She will be dearly missed. Rosary 10 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2012, funeral mass to follow both at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Walsenburg, CO. Interment following mass.
Krutak, Paul Russell
Paul Russell Krutak - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 2017 - Paul Russell Krutak, 82, died Dec. 7, 2016, at his California home following a brief illness, surrounded by his second wife, Vylla; sons, Paul Jr., Kurt and Lars; and daughter, Helen. He leaves his wife of nine years, Vylla Dahnert Krutak; his sons, Paul Jr. (Lincoln, Neb.), Kurt (Phoenix, Ariz.), Krag (Pueblo, Colo.), and Lars (Washington, D.C.); his daughter, Helen "Betz" Krutak (Lincoln, Neb.); as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Paul was preceded in death by his first wife of 50 years, Jerri Nichols Krutak, who passed away in 2005. Paul also leaves behind a brother, James (Quito, Ecuador); and two sisters, Kaydee (Houston, Texas) and Karol (Leesburg, Va.). Born Oct. 6, 1934, in Pueblo, Paul was the son of Paul Peter Krutak and Gladys Sabo Krutak, spending his childhood years there as well as in New Orleans, where he was an outstanding athlete. Paul received BA., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in geology at Louisiana State University. He was a professor at several universities and a prolific publisher of articles, especially on ostracods. Most of his research was based on fieldwork in Mexico and along the U.S. Gulf Coast. Paul enjoyed mountain climbing, scaling many Colorado 14,000-footers and Mexican 18,000-plus foot peaks. Paul spent many years with his wife, Jerri, in Rye, Colo., as proprietor of the Rye House Inn. A celebration of Paul's life will be held during a reunion of the Krutak/ Sabo family in Rye. His ashes will be spread across the Wet Mountains and Sangre de Cristos, which he loved dearly.
Krutcik, Mary Elyn
Mary Elyn (Fisher) Krutcik - Chronicle News - November 21, 2007 - Mary Elyn (Fisher) Krutcik, April 23, 1931 - September 27, 2007 - Known as the "little spark plug" in high school for her propensity for getting things started, Mary Krutcik (Fisher), a one-time Trinidad resident passed away September 27th, 2007 at her home in Anaheim, California. She was 76 years old. Mary was born in Raymond, Washington of Merle and Agnes Fisher. Merle, who worked for the electric company was transferred to Colorado in 1943. Mary graduated from Trinidad High School in 1949, and from 1949 to 1950 was a student at the University of Colorado. Always dreaming of being the secretary to the President of the United States, Mary took her endeavors to the Western School of Business in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she the learned the craft of shorthand. This proved to be invaluable for her future employment. In 1951, she met Chester Krutcik and soon thereafter, were married. In 1952, Mary and Chester moved from Albuquerque to Los Angeles. Married for 15 years, Mary and Chet had four kids: Dave, Carol, Jim and Sue. With her children, Mary finally settled in Anaheim, California in 1964 and continued to live in Anaheim for 43 years. In 1967, Mary started her climb up the corporate ladder landing a secretarial position at Autonetics/Rockwell where she worked from 1967 to 1969. With the defense industry in a down cycle, she found an opportunity at the Office of Probation in Orange County. She worked her way to the title of Head Secretary to Chief Probation Officer (“finally,” working for the President - ha!). She was employed at the Probation department for 29 years. Balancing a shoe-string budget between four, young kids and PTA meetings, Little League, school projects, church, etc. Mary's greatest love was always her children…her hopes were always to provide a good life and have her children graduate from college…which they all did. She loved her kids dearly. She is survived by her four children: David, Carol, Jim and Sue, a daughter-in-law, Susan, two grandchildren, Jake and Caroline, and son-in-law, Ralph.
Kuehl, Donald Roger
Donald Roger Kuehl - Durango Herald - November 2, 2013 - Donald Roger Kuehl died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at Mercy Regional Medical Center. He was 78.Mr. Kuehl was born Nov. 12, 1934, in Thorp, WI, to August Albert and Madeline Kuehl. He grew up in Mendota, Ill., and attended junior college in Trinidad, where he decided he eventually wanted to live in the West, according to family. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in mechanical engineering and married his longtime sweetheart, Elizabeth "Liz" Bulfer of Sublette, Ill., on Feb. 7, 1959, in Illinois. They moved to Albuquerque in 1959 when Mr. Kuehl became employed with Sandia National Laboratories. In November 1959, the Kuehls had a baby girl they named Susan Lyn, who died that same year. Their son, Gregory, was born in May 1961, and their daughter Janice was born in January 1963. In 1980, the Kuehls bought a cabin near Vallecito Lake, where they lived while still maintaining a residence in Albuquerque. Having been introduced to the area by friends, Mr. Kuehl loved being in the mountains and enjoyed living on the water at Vallecito. While traveling back and forth between Albuquerque and Durango, he was continually making improvements to the cabin, taking many years to remodel it. He enjoyed his time in Colorado, according to family, and he and his wife turned the cabin into a wonderful home. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth "Liz" Kuehl, of Vallecito Lake and Albuquerque; his daughter, Janice Kuehl Wood of Albuquerque; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and extended family members. He was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Susan Lyn Kuehl; and his son, Gregory Alan Kuehl, of Albuquerque. Cremation will occur at Hood Mortuary crematory in Durango, and a private service will be held by the family at a later date in New Mexico.
Alexander Kuhn - Pueblo Chieftain - August 9, 2015 - Alexander Kuhn, born Oct. 6, 1958, passed away Aug. 6, 2015. He is survived by mother, Donna; brother, Rory; sister, Jeanne; son-in-law, Jasen; and nephew, Zander. He was preceded in death by father, Robert; and brother, Steve. He loved his cat, Meeps “Chewy.” Also survived by his second family at the Fairway Inn. Thank you to Dr. Guy Kemling, the staff at Sangre de Cristo Hospice, the nurses and doctors at Parkview Medical Center, who worked on him. We will miss him very much. No services, at his request.
Stephen “Steve” Kuhn - Pueblo Chieftain – September 4, 2014 - Stephen “Steve” Kuhn, 58, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Born April 6, 1956, to Fred and Theresa Kuhn in Independence, Mo. Preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Linda Kuhn, in 2003. Steve is survived by Jane Patterson-Urenda, his loving companion for the last 10 years; his children, Melissa (Douglas) Cox, Nolan (Joy) Kuhn, Sean (Kayla Maldonado) Urenda; and the “apples of his eyes,” his grandchildren, Kendall and Kaelyn Cox, Paige, Makayla and soon to be born, Tristan Kuhn and Zachary Urenda; 15 siblings; his mother-in-law, Sarah Hickman; two special brothers-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews. Steve had a passion for sports. He loved fishing, played softball on church leagues for 15 years and was a member of the United States Bowling Congress for 30 years, Steve had bowled four 300 games and one 800 series. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. The family requests that all attending wear baseball or bowling attire.
Wilma Kuhn - Chronicle News - April 11, 2005 - Wilma Kuhn, longtime San Diego, Calif. resident, child of the flu pandemic of 1918-19, adolescent witness to the Great Depression, wartime defense worker, major contributor to the baby boom, post-war homemaker, and lifelong Christian, died March 21, 2005 after a brief illness. In an almost scripted fashion, she passed quietly in the presence of her pastor, Robert Mentze, and her daughter, Karen Stephens, of La Mesa, California. Mrs. Kuhn, 85, had lived in Santee since the death of her husband, Dana L. Kuhn, in 1997. Prior to that, they had spent their retirement in Idyllwild. Mrs. Kuhn reared five children born between 1945 and 1958. Besides Mrs. Stephens, they include David Kuhn of Santee, Larry Kuhn of Twentynine Palms, Dana W. Kuhn of San Diego, and Kathy Rodden of Aptos, California. Born Wilma Alsie Watts on the family farm May 23, 1919 in Homewood, Kansas, Mrs. Kuhn was raised in Trinidad, Colorado. She was the daughter of William and Dessa (Read) Watts. She attended Junior College in Trinidad and was among nine students from the western states selected for a scholarship to nursing school. She attended Ottawa University in Kansas. After student teaching in Kansas, she taught school for one year in Cokedale, Colorado. She taught 1st grade as well as music for all grades. Miss Watts moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1942 to tutor her cousin. In 1943, she took a job at the newly constructed Marana Air Base, an Army Air Force training facility. That same year, Mr. Kuhn and an asthmatic friend left New York for the curative climate of the west. Their car got as far as Tucson before breaking down. The two buddies rented a room from the future Mrs. Kuhn’s aunt, who invited her niece over for homemade ice cream and a date with destiny. The two married on April 9, 1944 and came to San Diego that year. They eventually settled in Lakeside in 1955 and lived in El Cajon from 1973 to 1986. Mrs. Kuhn was a member of the Lakeside Community Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and Past Guardian of Bethel 309, Lakeside, of the International Order of Job’s Daughters. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 16th, at 10:00 a.m., at the Lakeside Community Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Lakeside Community Presbyterian Church, the Lakeside Historical Society, or the Trinidad Historical Society.
Kuhns, Ted William
Ted William Kuhns - Johnson-Romero Funeral Home - December 14, 2016 - Theodore William Kuhns of Las Animas, CO, entered into rest December 12, 2016 at the Bent County Healthcare Center in Las Animas, CO. Ted was born in Clarion County, PA, April 14, 1929 to William Wade and Flora Belle (Davis) Kuhns. He was 87 Years of age. Ted is survived by his wife of 63 years, Barbara, daughter, Pamela (Nate) Valdez of Las Animas, CO, sons, David (Carol) Kuhns of Billings, MT, Douglas Kuhns (Elin Ora) of Lamar, CO and Donald (Shelly) Kuhns of Pueblo West, CO. Grandchildren, Nate Valdez, William Valdez, Amelia Valdez, Nick Kuhns, Anna Kuhns, Casey Kuhns, Anamda Kuhns, Zach Kuhns. He was preceded in death by his only sister Marcella (Joe) Hacket of Levittown, PA. Ted was raised on the family farm. He graduated from Clarion High School in 1947 and enrolled in Clarion State Teachers’ College. Later he transferred to Penn State College. When Uncle Sam called he joined the U.S. Navy. He was assigned to the FDR Aircraft Carrier during the Korean Conflict. He married Barbara Heasley on May 30, 1953 in Reno, PA. Following his service to his country, he enrolled in Pittsburg Institute of Mortuary Science. He embarked on a career as a funeral director in Titusville, PA and later in Clintonville, PA. In 1974 he moved his family to Las Animas, CO where he was employed by Almont to run the Powell Funeral Home. Ted Bought the Funeral Home and it became the Powel-Kuhns Mortuary. Ted was in the funeral business for over 50 years. Ted was active in the Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce and he was a member of the first Baptist Church. Following his retirement, he and Barbara bought a mountain home where they enjoyed their summers with friends and family. Ted was proud of his community and will be greatly missed. A Memorial Service will be held 10:00 A.M. Friday, December 16, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Las Animas. Arrangements have been entrusted to Johnson-Romero Funeral Home.
Kuhns, Theodore William
Theodore William Kuhns - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 2016 - Theodore William Kuhns of Las Animas, Colo., entered into rest Dec. 12, 2016, at the Bent County Healthcare Center in Las Animas, Colo. Ted was born in Clarion County, Pa., April 14, 1929, to William Wade and Flora Belle (Davis) Kuhns. He was 87 years of age. Ted is survived by his wife of 63 years, Barbara; daughter, Pamela (Nate) Valdez of Las Animas, Colo.; sons, David (Carol) Kuhns of Billings, Mont., Douglas Kuhns (Elin Ora) of Lamar, Colo., and Donald (Shelly) Kuhns of Pueblo West, Colo. He was preceded in death by his only sister, Marcella (Joe) Hacket of Levittown, Pa. Ted was raised on the family farm. He graduated from Clarion High School in 1947 and enrolled in Clarion State Teachers’ College. Later, he transferred to Penn State College. When Uncle Sam called, he joined the U.S. Navy. He was assigned to the FDR Aircraft Carrier during the Korean Conflict. He married Barbara Heasley on May 30, 1953, in Reno, Pa. Following his service to his country, he enrolled in Pittsburg Institute of Mortuary Science. He embarked on a career as a funeral director in Titusville, Pa., and later in Clintonville, Pa. In 1974, he moved his family to Las Animas, Colo., where he was employed by Almont to run the Powell Funeral Home. Ted Bought the funeral home and it became the Powell-Kuhns Mortuary. Ted was active in the Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce, and he was a member of the First Baptist Church. Following his retirement, he and Barbara bought a mountain home, where they enjoyed their summers with friends and family. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, at the First Baptist Church in Las Animas. Arrangements have been entrusted to Johnson-Romero Funeral Home.
John Kukar – Walsenburg World – November 1, 1910 – Priest Starts Investigation – On the information received from a priest at St. Mary’s Hospital the Sheriff’s office in Denver has started an investigation into the mysterious death of John Kukar, who died at the hospital a week ago. According to the priest, Kukar became conscious just before he died and told him that he had been struck over the head by one of three men who asked him for money.
Kulas, Viola Victoria
Viola Victoria Kulas - Colorado Community Newspapers - June 21, 2011 - Viola Victoria Kulas, 98 years and 10 months from Castle Rock, Colorado passed away on May 28, 2011. Viola was born on August 4, 1912 in her grandparents sod house near Whitney, South Dakota, the 5th of 8 children born to John and Wihelmina (Clausen) Wiesinger, immigrants from Austria and Germany. Her early years were spent at a rural one room school house and tending the family herd of sheep with her sisters. Viola married George Kent in l930 to which 4 children were born. She provided for her children during the difficult years of the great depression, the dust bowl and WWII. She moved to Montana in l944 and purchased her first home, constructed from a railroad car and worked as a telephone operator. In l950 she married Floyd Kulas and a daughter was born to this union. The l960's found Viola in San Francisco where she worked for Schlage Lock and proudly retired there at the age of 65, with her very own pension. Viola spent the remainder of her life in the Colorado area. She knew and loved Jesus as her Lord and Savior and spent the majority of her life serving in his name. Ms. Viola is survived by, her brother John Wiesinger from Minnesota, Sons, Jack (Cinda) Kent from Boone, CO, Gerald from Castle Rock, CO, daughter Marlene from Castle Rock, CO and daughter-in-law, Marlene Kent of Deer Lodge, MT. Her 9 grandchildren, Debbie (John) Ramsour of Canon City, CO, Susie Dohman of Denver, CO, Kelly (Susan) Kent of Pueblo West, CO, Kathleen Kent of Denver, CO, John Kent of Deer Lodge, Montana, Sherry Galahan of San Francisco, CA, Christine Kulas of Castle Rock, CO, 22 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her parents, son Jim Kent, daughter Margaret Galahan, grandson Jimmy Kent, granddaughter Gina Kent, a great-grandson, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Her service will be at the New Covenant Church in Larkspur, CO at 10:30, June 2, 2011. Burial is at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Castle Rock, CO. Ms. Viola's life was devoted to her Lord, her children and her grandchildren.
Mala Kumalac - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2015 - Mala Kumalac, 76. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.
Kunkel, Mary Kathryn
Mary Kathryn Weckemeyer Kunkel - Chronicle News - May 11, 2010 - Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home, 2801 SW Urish Rd., Topeka, KS 66614 where a parish rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, Kan. for Mary Kathryn Weckemeyer Kunkel, born to Edward Frederick Weckemeyer and Agnes Josephine Mueller on April 11, 1920, in St. Louis, Missouri. She was predeceased by her sister, Edlyn Ann Weckemeyer Bergin; her parents; and her husband, Laurence J. Kunkel and her son-in-law, Glenn J. Taliaferro. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 4, 2010. Mary Kay was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She and her husband, Laurence J. Kunkel, the love of her life, were married for 46 years before he passed away. She was a beautiful woman of principle who put her family, her church, and her country above all else. She cheerfully followed her husband around the world as he pursued his military career and made friends easily and forever. Mary Kay was an active member of the Officers’ Wives’ Club, holding several board positions during her husband’s career. She volunteered many hours of service to the military community and was also a talented golfer, bridge player and typist. After they retired from the military in Topeka, she was an active member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Parish for over 30 years. For many years, she was a guardian of the Perpetual Adoration Chapel. She is survived by her two daughters: Kathryn K. (Jesse) Manzanares of Trinidad, Colo. and Mary J. (Jack) Aenchbacher of Plano, Tex.; four grandchildren: Matthew A. (Lora) Taliaferro, Stephen J. (Kristin) Taliaferro, Patricia A. (Jarrod) Ramsey, and Stephanie L. Aenchbacher; and five great grandchildren: Katie, Lucas, Jack, Gracie and Aliana. She will be sadly missed but joyfully remembered. Memorial contributions may be made to the Topeka Rescue Mission, 600 N. Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS 66608.
Kuntz, Rosalie A.
Rosalie A. Kuntz - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 2016 - Rosalie A. Kuntz passed away Sept. 12, 2016, in Pueblo. She was born Jan. 29, 1930, in Walsenburg, Colo., one of two children to Joseph and Ann Bramall. Rosalie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roger; and her brother, Henry. Her survivors include her children, Charlie (Mindy) Kuntz and Patricia (Tom) Rose; grandchildren, Anthony and Olivia Kuntz. Visitation will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22 at Davis Mortuary. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, in the Roselawn Cemetery.
Kunza, Kenneth J. Jr.
Kenneth J. Kunza, Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 2017 - Kenneth J. Kunza, Jr., 57, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 13, 2017. He was born May 15, 1960, in Philadelphia, Pa., to proud parents, Kenneth Kunza Sr., and Dolores Vogt. He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Sr.; and his sister, Dawn Marie Montgomery. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard. He enjoyed working on cars, but most of all, he loved spending quality time with his mother and step-father. Kenny is survived by his mother, Dolores (Sam) Saksomboon; his sister, Robyn (Ken Modlin) Mickelson; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends who loved and will miss Kenny. At his request, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life at a later date.
Robert Kurash - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2016 - Robert J. Kurash, 71, of Pueblo West, went to be with the Lord on March 17, 2016. Celebration of Life, 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at Pueblo West Funeral Home Chapel, 381 S. Joe Martinez Blvd., Pueblo West, Colo.
Kushner, Helen Louise
Helen Louise Kushner - Los Angeles Times - April 7, 2011 - Helen Louise Kushner, 83, passed away peacefully March 26, 2011. Helen was born October 28, 1927 to Marie Cox and James Smith in Trinidad, CO. After the passing of husband Robert Golder in 1963 Helen lived most of her life in the Los Angeles/San Fernando Valley area of California. In July 1967 she married the late George Kushner where they lived happily together in Arleta, CA. Shortly after suffering a stroke in 2009 she moved to Gilbert, AZ to be closer to family. Helen was an amazing homemaker, highly accomplished seamstress, master cake decorator and a fabulous cook. Helen is survived by her two children: Richard M Golder and Kenneth C. Golder, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service for Helen will be held May 7th. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to your choice of charity.
Kushnir, Lari Ella
Lari Ella Kushnir - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 2015 - Lari Ella Kushnir, 53, of Pueblo. Private graveside service at B’Nai Jacob Cemetery. Celebration of Life, 4:30 p.m. Friday, Romero Courtesy Hall. Lari’s family invites all who would like to attend.
Robert Kyle – Walsenburg World – March 5, 1903 – Death in the Mine – The body of Robert Kyle was brought here yesterday morning from Maitland and the funeral will occur from the undertaking parlors of R. G. Sipe & Son today. Kyle was a driver in the Maitland Mine and met with an accident Wednesday which caused his death a few hours later. He was caught in a runaway trip and badly crushed, having his back and legs broken, besides being badly crushed about the body. Deceased was married only about five months ago. He is 28 years of age. Saturday’s Trinidad Advertiser.
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