Huerfano County, Pueblo County, and Las Animas County, Colorado.
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Mary Oakley - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 2014 - Mary Oakley, 80, passed away peacefully on Oct. 17, 2014. She was born in Las Vegas, N.M., on Jan. 15, 1934. She was preceded in death by wonderful parents, Jose D. and Rosita Gonzales; and her loving husband, Ed Oakley. Survived by her son, Roberto Gonzales; brothers, Joe (Olivia) Gonzales of Littleton; and Santiago Gonzales of Pueblo; four grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends who loved her dearly. Memorial service, 6 p.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel.
Oaks, Rachel Virginia
Rachel Virginia Oaks - Pueblo Chieftain - September 7, 2014 - Rachel Virginia Oaks, 90, passed away Aug. 28, 2014, in Brick, N.J. She was a longtime resident of Pueblo. Rachel was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Oaks; son, Jimmy; and 10 brothers and sisters. She is survived by one son, Alan (Mary) Oaks; one daughter, Lisa (Fred) Sylvester; one brother, Wesley Flinn; five grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the American Cancer Society. Services for Mrs. Oaks, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Imperial Funeral Home, Pueblo. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home.
Oatman, Ina Mae
Ina Mae Oatman - Chronicle News - May 30, 2012 - Ina Mae Oatman, age 61, passed away at Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Pueblo, Colorado on May 24, 2012. She was born in Trinidad, Colorado on May 9, 1951, the daughter of Gabriella (Maglietto) and Charlie W. Strasia. Ina attended elementary school at Holy Trinity Catholic School and graduated from Trinidad High School. She attended college at Lamar Community College, Colorado State University and University of Wyoming where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology. She was married to Dean Oatman on September 21, 1974. To this union was born sons, Jim and Jeff. Ina worked as a Medical Technologist for 38 years in Ainsworth, NE, Plainview, TX as well as Miners Colfax Medical Center in Raton, NM and Mt San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad, CO. Ina will be remembered for her willingness to share her passion and knowledge with youth involved in 4-H and FFA. While growing up she was a dedicated 4-H member and carried that dedication into her adult life. She served as the Las Animas County 4-H Livestock Judging Coach for many years sharing her skills and expertise with numerous youth from many counties in Southern Colorado. She enjoyed raising club lambs and helping 4-H and FFA members learn about caring, feeding and showing their lambs. At the time of her death she was an active member of the Las Animas County 4-H Foundation. Preceding Ina in death are her parents Charlie and Gabriella, her brother Charles Albert, and numerous aunts and uncles. She is survived by her husband Dean, and sons Jim, Trinchera and Jeff (Melinda), Eaton, CO. Also surviving her are grandsons Cole, Coy and Hadley , mother in law Delmira Oatman, Omaha, Nebraska, sisters and brothers in law and other relatives. Funeral Services will be Friday, June 1, 2012 at 10AM at the First Christian Church, 402 E. First St., Trinidad, Co. Pastor Brad Doherty will officiate. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family asks that memorial donations be made to the Las Animas 4-H Foundation, 2200 N. Linden Ave., Trinidad, Co. 81082. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Laura Oberman - Chronicle News - April 29, 2003 - Laura Oberman departed this earthly life in Colorado Springs, CO on April 24, 2003. She was born to Robert and Charlotte Arnett in Anthony, Kansas and was raised in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, married Robert Oberman in 1934 and moved to Trinidad shortly thereafter. They had two children, Bette and Kevin. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a sister and her close friend, Jim Clark. She was proud to be a Trinidad resident maintaining her current home there for over 55 years. During this time she was active in the Presbyterian Church and belonged to several local organizations. She was employed in the family business as a bookkeeper until 1980. She then changed her endeavors to volunteer work at the Colorado Welcome Center, the Mitchell Gallery and the Trinidad State Nursing Home. An avid reader, she was quite knowledgeable in current events and multiple other topics, resulting from a well-rounded education. She was gifted as a seamstress, gardener and cook. Her soft spoken, quiet manner made her wonderful company. She will be greatly missed by all her family and many, many others upon whose hearts she left beautiful memories. She is survived by her children Bette Williams and Kevin Oberman (Yvonne); two granddaughters Vicki Vigee and Sherri Giamarvo (Ted DeLong); one great-granddaughter Olivia Vigee; two brothers Robert and Albert Arnett, and two sisters Carol Collins and Roberta Klimas. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the Trinidad Historical Society, P.O. Box 176, Trinidad, Colorado or the charity of the givers choice. A celebration of Laura’s life will be held on Wednesday, April 30 at 1:00 p.m. at the United Presbyterian Church at 811 San Pedro, Trinidad.
O'Block, Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth O'Block - Durango Herald - December 2, 2011 - Durango resident Mary Elizabeth O'Block died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, in Durango. She was 10 days shy of her 96th birthday. Known as "Elizabeth," she was born to Rosser and Euphemia Schwab Jenkins on Dec. 6, 1915, in Walsenburg. She graduated from Huerfano County High School in 1923. She often told the story about a time in her early 20s when she rode on the hood of a car through a wall of fire at the county fair. In 1944, she married Arthur Thomas O'Block in Raton, N.M. The couple lived in Denver and then Arvada for many years. Mrs. O'Block was a homemaker who was devoted to her family, they said. She cared for her mother in her home until her mother reached the age of 99, then was a constant visitor to the nursing home until her mother died at 105. Her grandmother also lived to the age of 105.Mrs. O'Block spent most of her free time with her sister, Jane. Her favorite song, which she sang to everyone, was "You Are My Sunshine." Mrs. O'Block moved to Durango in 2007 and lived at Sunshine Gardens West." She had a very spunky personality," her family said. "She was always joking with the staff at Sunshine Gardens, making them laugh with her stories and vivacious spirit." Mrs. O'Block was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Arthur O'Block. She is survived by her son, Rick O'Block, of Durango; daughter, Karen Jane O'Block, of Fairbanks, Alaska; and two grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. today, Dec. 2, 2011, at Sunshine Gardens West, 25 Sunshine Court in Durango. Burial has taken place in Denver. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Mercy Home Health and Hospice, 1 Mercado St., Suite 270, Durango, CO 81301.
O'Briant, Lisa Marie
Lisa Marie O'Briant - The Gazette - December 9, 2010 - Lisa Marie O'Briant, 22 years of age, born August 11, 1988 in Kansas City, Missouri. Lisa was tragically taken from us on December 5, 2010 and survived by her loving parents, Gary and Mary O'Briant of Rye, Colorado and a large extended family of Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. Lisa attended John Newman middle school in Pueblo, Colorado. While there, Lisa brought daily sunshine to all she touched at the Outpost Harley-Davidson dealership that her parents owned. Lisa graduated in 2006 from Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona. Lisa attended St. Louis University from 2006 to 2009 and was preparing to graduate this June from the University of Arizona with a degree in Health Sciences. Lisa worked as an emergency room technician at Gilbert Hospital in Gilbert, Arizona since high school. God danced the day Lisa was born. Lisa was a gift and will always be remembered for her charismatic smile, engaging personality, and loving heart. Lisa had a heart of gold, kind and funny, goofy and dedicated, with a spark in her eyes like no other. Lisa placed the feelings of others first and will be truly missed. Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 North Central Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85012, on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 1:30pm. Reception to follow at Xavier College Preparatory in the Alumnae Courtyard located at 4710 North 5th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85012. Mass will also be celebrated at Rye High School, Rye, Colorado on Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 10:30am, with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Xavier Foundation, Inc. To the Lisa Marie O'Briant Memorial Scholarship Fund, 4710 North 5th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85012
Elizabeth "Betty" O'Brien - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 2017 - Elizabeth "Betty" O'Brien, 76, passed away July 21, 2017. Memorial Mass will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 28, 2017, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home - July 25, 2017 - Elizabeth "Betty" O'Brien, loving mother, grandma, sister, aunt and friend, died on July 21, 2017 at the age of 76 with her family by her side. Betty was born on November 22, 1940, in Kankakee, Illinois. She worked as a car hop in her high school years and graduated from St. Patrick High School. She attended Loretta Heights, where she obtained her degree in English. Betty met Jack O'Brien, the love of her life, moved to Colorado Springs where they got married on May 20, 1961. Together they had one son and two daughters. They spent a lot of time enjoying family and friends. She worked as a bookkeeper for O'Brien Printing and Woolco. Her family was her greatest joy. They moved to Pueblo, Colorado in 1986, where she spent the remainder of her life. She worked at several places including Drywall Products and Howard Printing. She was a member of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Church for over 20 years. Here, she loved to spend time volunteering with her dear friends. Betty was the first one to offer help to anyone in need. If she had it, she wouldn't hesitate to offer it. She loved her grandchildren with all her heart and enjoyed every bit of time she had with them. She is an amazing mother and grandmother and she will be missed. She touched many lives with her kindness. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, John and Josephine (Matzl) Birnfeld, her beloved husband, William (Jack) O'Brien, her son, Jack O'Brien, her sister and brother-in-law, Alice and Tom Anthony, and many cherished, long-time friends. She is survived by her daughters, Ginger (Danny) Bartley, and Terri O'Brien and her grandchildren, Danelle, Patricia and Brittanie Bartley and Chris O'Brien. Memorial Mass will be 2 p.m., Friday, July 28, 2017, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th & Grand, in Pueblo.
O'Brien, Kellie Elizabeth
Kellie Elizabeth O'Brien - Pueblo Chieftain - November 9, 2017 - Kellie Elizabeth O'Brien, 59, of Pueblo, passed away peacefully on Nov. 6, 2017, surrounded by her family. Kellie was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Joanna Rollins; in-laws, James F. and Mary M. O'Brien; and nephew, Steven Phillips. Kellie is survived by Joe, her loving husband of 31 years; daughters, Lindsay (Nate) Schwalm and Mallory O'Brien; grandson, Garrett; granddaughter, Adelyn; her pugs, Sophie and Brady; several nieces and nephews; siblings, Lori (Bernie) King of Bridgton, Maine, Cynthia (Charles) Phillips of Bridgton, Maine, Susan (Bruce) Tripp of Bethlehem, Pa., Debbie (Anthony) Graffam of Managua, Nicaragua, Kenny (Linda) Rollins of Bridgton, Maine, and Matt Rollins of Pueblo. Kellie was born on Aug. 11, 1958 in Bridgton, Maine, and graduated from Lake Region High School in Naples in 1976 and was a graduate of the University of Southern Maine. Kellie and Joe moved to Pueblo in 1995 and she was immediately involved in the community being a volunteer at Morton Elementary as a teacher's aide, PTA and was instrumental in building a new playground and athletic field at Morton. She was on the YMCA board for several years, several committees at the Pueblo Country Club, and an advisory board member at the BBB. In 2004, Kellie and Joe, with Lawrence and Julie Anaya, started Mobile Record Shredders, a local document destruction company. She was the president of the company. Kellie's main focus was her family, raising her two beautiful daughters and being "YoYo" to her grandson, "Hantz" and little Addy. She loved taking them shopping with her or just spending time with them. Kellie gave much of her time to all her various "friends." She had birthday friends, shopping friends, pool friends, golf friends, Zumba friends, walking friends so many friends. She always had a big smile for everyone and a way of making you welcome and was always willing to help anyone. She was taken from us way too early, but we know she went to be with her mom and dad in heaven. In lieu of flowers and gifts, donations may be made in Kellie's honor to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Pueblo. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, in the George McCarthy Historic Chapel, with a luncheon to follow from noon to 3 p.m. at the Pueblo Country Club.
Patrick O’Brien - Walsenburg World - August 11, 1898 - Died at the Sisters’ Hospital in Trinidad, August 8, 1898, Patrick O’Brien, aged 62 years, 4 months, and 23 days. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. in the Catholic Church and the body was interred in the Catholic Cemetery. Mr. O’Brien is the father of Mrs. William Dick and Mrs. Albert Hausler.
James O’Byrne – Walsenburg World – May 6, 1915 – James O’Byrne Dies – After an illness of nearly 3 weeks, during which his friends and relatives were given no hope for his recovery, James O’Byrne died last night at his home, 1022 Douglas Ave. Organic heart trouble and a general nervous breakdown were responsible for Mr. O’Byrne’s death. Mr. O’Byrne was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, November 28, 1851. He came west while still young and settled on a farm near Emporia, Kansas, where he was married on October 20, 1877 to Miss Lizzie J. Quinn. Two daughters, Mamie, who died at the age of eight years, and Sadie, who was at her father’s bedside when he passed away, were born to Mr. and Mrs. O’Byrne. Besides his daughter, Mr. O’Byrne is survived by five brothers and two sisters, Joseph O’Byrne of Walsenburg, Colorado, and Frank O’Byrne and John O’Byrne of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Owen O’Byrne and William O’Byrne of Los Angeles, Mrs. A. C. Heath and Mrs. J. G. Williams of Los Angeles. Mr. O’Byrne came to Las Vegas from Strong City, Kansas, about 17 years ago and engaged in the coal business. He was a member of Las Vegas Council No. 804 of the Knights of Columbus, of which he was a past Grand Knight. Mr. O’Byrne also was a member of the Las Vegas Lodge of Elks and of the AOUW. He was a member of the city council for four years and was a public spirited citizen with a large number of friends. Mr. O’Byrne was prominent in social and business circles in Strong City, Kansas, where his body and that of his wife will be taken Saturday evening on Train No. 2 for burial. Mrs. O’Byrne died about a year ago and the shock of her death was largely responsible for her husband’s failing health. Funeral arrangements have not been made. Las Vegas Optic.
John Occelli - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2017 - John Occelli, 85. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.
Joan Occhiato - Dignity Memorial - January 20, 2010 - Joan Occhiato, born July 14, 1916, in Coal Camps in Garcia Plaza, (Starkdale) Trinidad, CO. Preceded in death by her parents Luigi and Josephine Circo; sister, Josephine Circo Shisler; brother, Joseph Circo; husband, Joseph Occhiato; son, Anthony; grandsons, Eric Michael Campbell and Mark Anthony Occhiato. Joan left high school during the depression to work in support of her family. She was a credit clerk at Crews Beggs and later became the credit manager. During WWII Joan worked with her husband, Joe, mixing Pepsi syrup and working on the production line of Pepsi-Cola. In 1947 Joan and mother Josephine started Pueblo's first children and infant wear by opening the "Tiny Tots Shop" of Pueblo. They operated this business until 1955. Joan was an avid sports fan of the Pueblo Dodgers Baseball Team and with her husband, often entertained some of the Western League ball players. She was an avid golfer winning the Woman's League City Championship. She also enjoyed bowling and her passion for duplicate bridge later in life. From 1986 to 2007 Joan did not miss a single Denver Bronco home game. In 1995 she was invited and traveled to Japan with the Bronco Team for an exhibition game. She was an avid fan of John Elway and the Broncos. She was an accomplished seamstress, ceramic artist and earning awards for her presentations. She took pride in her cooking and entertaining members of the Pepsi Cola family and personalities such as Polly Bergin, Liberace and his band, Frank Sinatra Jr., Frankie Avalon, Wayne Newton and others as the President of the Italian Amichi Club. She was a member of the Bishops Advisory Board, Colorado State University – Pueblo Foundation Board, St. Mary-Corwin Foundation Board and active in the philanthropic boards and commissions. Joan was a member of Mt. Carmel Altar Society and St. Rita's Altar Society. She is a member of St. Pius Catholic Church in Pueblo. She will be sadly missed by her son, Michael; daughter, Joyce; grandchildren, Michael A. (Audra) Occhiato Jr., James M. Occhiato, Jennifer (Dennis) Lindberg, Daniel J.(Petra) Spiess, Wendy Campbell, Joan Spiess and great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Joan's name to the Building Fund of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, P O Box 86, Beulah, CO 81023 and/or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice Center, 1207 S Pueblo Blvd Way, Pueblo, CO 81005. Visitation will be Sunday 2 – 4 with rosary following at the funeral home. Funeral Mass Monday 10:00 am at St. Pius Catholic Church with interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.
Albert Occhiuto - Pueblo Chieftain - February 1, 2015 - Albert Occhiuto, 89, passed away Jan. 30, 2015. Preceded in death by his parents, Ignacio and Luigina; brothers, George and Frank; brother-in-law, Edward Serracino; and nephew, Russell Serracino. He is survived by his loving, caring sister, Kathleen Serracino; sister-in-law, Lois Occhiuto; nephew, Charles (Sherri) Serracino; nieces, Pamela and JorgAnne Occhiuto; and great-niece and nephews, Michael, Mark and Jackie (Mike) Krosky. Albert served in the U.S. Navy and retired from the Pueblo Army Depot. Visitation, 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at the funeral home. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at St. Therese Catholic Church with inurnment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.
Occhiuto, Pamela Kay
Pamela Kay Occhiuto - Pueblo Chieftain - April 3, 2016 - Pamela Kay Occhiuto, born April 12, 1954, in Pueblo, passed away unexpectedly, after an in-home accident, on Friday, March 18, 2016. Pam moved to Fort Collins in 1976. She retired from CSU-Fort Collins after 38 years of service. Pam enjoyed her yard and beautiful flower gardens. She loved to walk her beloved dogs, Cabo and Bella, around the block visiting with neighbors. Pam is survived by her mother, Lois Occhiuto of Pueblo; sister, JorgAnne and brother-in-law, Tim Sewolt of Fruita, Colo.; aunts, Clela Long and Kathleen Serracino of Pueblo; uncle, Bill and aunt, RuthAnn Wing-field of Phoenix, Ariz.; and several cousins. Pam was preceded in death by her beloved father, George Occhiuto; grandparents, Joseph and Lugina Occhiuto and Ernest and Clara Wingfield; uncles, Frank and Albert Occhiuto, Ed Serracino, Max Long; and cousin, Russ Serracino. The family would like to express a very special thank you to Kim D., Donnette M., and Nella D. for helping Pam with her health issues of the past two years, and Poudre Valley Hospital ICU nurses, Jen and Julie, for taking such good care of Pam during her final hours. In lieu of flowers and food, please make a donation in Pam’s name to Animal House Rescue, 1104 W. Vine, Fort Collins, CO 80524, 970-224-3647, www.animalhousehelp.org. As per Pam’s request, there will be no services. Interment will be in Pueblo.
Ochiato, Josephine Lee
Josephine Lee Ochiato - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2017 - Josephine Lee Ochiato, 96, passed away Feb. 16, 2017. Left to cherish her memory are son, Charles Ochiato; son-in-law, Mike Pavicich; grandson, Michael (Mia) Pavicich; four great-grandchildren, Hudson, Palmer, Andrew and Josie; beloved nieces and nephews; special great-niece, companion and caregiver, Julie Pagano; as well as special nieces, Mary Jo Pagano-Stewart and Joy Lepik. Josephine is reunited with parents, Sam and Mary Grace (Rotolo) Sedita; husband, Carl; son, Phillip; daughter, Mary Lynn Pavicich; grandson, Anthony Pavicich; two brothers, Russel (Sara) and Phil (Dorothy); three sisters, Jenny (Frank) Taulli, Lena (Charles) Genova and Lil (Nick) Taulli; and brother-in-law, Bob Perricone. Per her request, private family service and interment. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary's Prayer Garden, in her memory.
O'Connor, Jeanne H.
Jeanne H. O’Connor - Huerfano World - December 17, 2013 - Jeanne H. O’Connor, 88, went to be with her Lord Jesus on December 15, 2013. She was born October 3, 1925 in Utica, N.Y., the daughter of Edward and Alice Harris. Jeanne loved people and was most happy when helping and caring for them. To this end, she began her 34 year career in nursing as an LPN devoted to caregiving, determined to uphold the highest possible standards for patient/resident care. Jeanne spent the last five years of her career as Director of Staff Development, offering her expertise in on the importance of giving patients the respect, dignity and compassion they deserved. She continued giving this expertise when she, herself, became a resident at the Spanish Peaks Veterans Nursing Home four years ago, holding in-service training for new staff members and sitting on advisory council boards to ensure the rights of the residents were being maintained. She held many offices at the SPVNH, such as Resident Council President, Resident Advisory Council Member, Resident Advocate Advisor, Eden Board Member, Valentine Queen and Silver Queen Candidate, just to name a few. She was an avid reader, loved to sing, enjoyed socializing and was thrilled to teach people to play cribbage or invite others to come and play bingo, which was her favorite. Her family and friends knew not to interrupt her during bingo. Family and friends were Jeanne’s passion and gift-giving was her delight. Christmas and birthdays were very special because she could go shopping for others and she loved to shop! Jeanne is survived by her four children; sons Michael (Bobbie) Matthes, Grand Junction, CO; Wayne (Jackie) Matthes, Las Vegas, NV; Dean (Lisa) O’Connor, Clifton, CO; and daughter Mollie (Larry) Fuller, Walsenburg, CO. She is also survived by her sister, Gayle Price of Everett, WA; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren; also several nieces and nephews and numerous loving friends. There will be a memorial held for Jeanne at the SPVNH at 10:00 am., Thursday, December 19, 2013 in the Greenhorn Room. The family wishes to thank all those who sent flowers or cared for her during her illness and especially those who prayed for her.
Norman O’Connor - Daily Tribune - November 23, 2016 - Norman O’Connor, age 61; suddenly passed away November 1, 2016 in Trinidad, Colorado, his new retirement place. Norm is survived by many family members and was predeceased by his mother, Mary; father, Patrick; sister, Mary Lou; and nieces Janet and Nicole. Norm graduated from Shrine High School in 1973. He is also an Air Force Veteran. Norm worked for The Straight & Narrow in Passaic, NJ, for over 30 years. Funeral Services will be held November 25th at St. John Fisher Chapel in Auburn Hills with a 9:30 visitation and 10 a.m. Mass.
O'Dea, Grace Arlene
Grace Arlene Omdahl O’Dea - Pueblo Chieftain - July 6, 2015 - Mrs. Grace Arlene Omdahl O’Dea, 91, formerly of Sugar City, most recently living in Pueblo at the Villa Pueblo Senior Living Community, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Ordway. Friends are invited to call on Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. A rosary service will be recited at 5 p.m. Tuesday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Interment will be at the Lakeview Cemetery in Sugar City. Family requests donations to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ford-Ustick Funeral Home.
Odell, Kenneth Andrew
Kenneth Andrew Odell - Huerfano World - July 17, 2016 - Kenneth Andrew Odell, of Raton, New Mexico, beloved son, brother and friend, passed away on July 14, 2016, at 6:20 a.m. at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Santa Fe, with his family at his side. He was 56 years old. He is now free of pain and suffering, and at peace with the Lord after many years of dealing with illness. He was predeceased by his father, Albert (Andy) S. Odell Jr. and sister, Andrea Jeannette Odell. Ken was born in Miami, Oklahoma on February 4, 1960. In 1967, his family moved to northeastern Arizona where he spent his childhood and school years. After graduating from Ganado High School in 1978, he lived for many years in the Southwest as well as in New Hampshire. He attended Oklahoma Baptist University and Yavapai Community College, and worked mainly in food service/restaurant management. Some of the establishments where he worked included Fred Harvey at the Petrified Forest and Grand Canyon; the Good Egg in Phoenix; the Shaker Inn, The Anchorage, New London Inn, and Shorty’s Roadhouse in New Hampshire; and the Santa Fe Café in Raton. Ken worked most recently as an office manager for Atlas Energy in Raton. Kenny loved reading and had an impressive collection of books, especially historical fiction, and his music collection was diverse and extensive. As a young man he played both piano and horns quite well. He enjoyed watching professional tennis, and was an Oklahoma Thunder and Sooner fan. He liked to hike the trails around Lake Maloya, and also enjoyed drives out in the country to view the wildlife. He was a wonderful “daddy” to his two “Boys” — dogs Gunther and Gideon, who are very sad and are missing him. Ken is survived by his mother, Doris Odell of Raton, sister Cynthia Odell of Waikoloa HI, brother Douglas Odell of Ardmore OK, nephew Matthew Odell (wife Jana and grand-nieces Lillie and Aurora), nephews Philip and Byron Staley, and niece Andrea Staley, as well as many dear relatives and friends. Doris, Cindy, and Doug would like to express their thankfulness for all the support and love shown to Ken and them during his illness, and now in their time of grieving: family and friends, the Family Worship Center, Flowerland, Ken’s workplace, the medical team at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Regional Cancer Center, and the American Cancer Society in Santa Fe. A special thank you to Ken’s good friend Mary Russell for helping take care of the “boys”. The family is very thankful to God for the gift of Ken’s life, and the blessing of the time they had with him. Ken is already so greatly missed. A gathering to celebrate and remember Ken will be held at Family Worship Center at 219 Kearney Avenue in Raton on Sunday afternoon, July 24, 2016. This will be an informal gathering, and friends and family are welcome to drop in anytime between 3:00 and 5:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be made in Ken’s honor to the local chapter of the American Cancer Society, Gideons International, the Family Worship Center, and/or the Raton Humane Society.
Oden, Theresa C.
Theresa C. Oden - Pueblo Chieftain - November 3, 2014 - Theresa C. Oden, 67, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 28, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Don Oden; and parents, Charles and Nellie Sanchez. Theresa is survived by her children, Walter (Melissa) Oden and Nathaniel (Celeste) Oden; grandchildren, Brigida, Jimmy and Ethan; best friend, Mona Vigil; and numerous aunts, uncles, extended family and friends. Theresa enjoyed bowling, sewing, crafts, shopping, baking and spending time with her family. She will always be remembered for her generosity. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends will be received at the church hall following interment.
O'Donnell, Bianca C.
Bianca C. O’ Donnell - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 2016 - Bianca C. O’ Donnell, 22, passed Aug. 12, 2016. She was preceded in death by father, Bert. Survived by her siblings, Mark (Grace) and Kelly; her fiancé, Mike Torres. Cremation has taken place. A family service will be held at a later date.
Jean O'Donnell - Pueblo Chieftain - July 9, 2017 - Jean O'Donnell, Nov. 15, 1932 to June 2, 2017. Jean said, "She raised two wonderful children with a wonderful man." Jean grew up in Denver and graduated in National City, Calif. She worked at the naval base in San Diego, where she met her husband, Chuck. They eventually ended up in Pueblo, where they lived for 46 years. Jean worked at Park National Bank, the Government Printing Office and retired from the United States Post Office. She moved to Scottsdale, Ariz., in 2010. Jean loved to shop, but most of all, loved spending time with her family. Jean was preceded in death by her mother, Helen Garton; and husband, Charles "Chuck" O'Donnell. Jean is survived by her brother, Allen (Sue); sister, Linda; son, Kevin (Wanda); daughter, Erin Corcoran (Pat); grandchildren, Megan, Mandy (Rob), Cassie (Jimmy) and Callie; and great-grand-children, Kennedy, Emma and Cole. Celebration of life, 11 a.m., July 22, at The Rusted Poppy, 130 W. Orman Ave. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Central Christian Church.
Rosalie O'Donoghue - Denver Post - June 1, 2002 - Rosalie O'Donoghue, school teacher, 72, dear friend, mother, grandmother and more, died on May 5, 2002, surrounded by family and friends. Born on May 5, 1930, she graduated from high school in Walsenburg and from UC Boulder. Rosalie is survived by her son Sean, his wife Yvette, and grandchildren Zoe and Ian; mother Josephine Marchiori; sister Meda Antonioni and her husband Arthur; and many nieces and nephews. An avid traveler with a great love for adventure, Rosalie had many friends. She taught in the Denver Public School system for many years before becoming an educational consultant. Both personally and professionally, she inspired many and she will be deeply missed. A Celebration of Life in her honor will be held at Denver Botanic Gardens on June 3, 2002 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Denver Botanic Gardens or to St. Francis of Assisi, 556 S. Jersey St., Denver 80224.
O'Dorisio, James Bennett
James "Jim" Bennett O'Dorisio - Pueblo Chieftain - March 4, 2015 - James “Jim” Bennett O’Dorisio, 85, passed away Feb. 27, 2015. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years, Angie; and his parents, Ben and Vera O’Dorisio. He is survived by children, Chuck O’Dorisio, Pueblo, Colo., Jim (Cathy) O’Dorisio, Aurora, Colo., and Jeanne (Dave) Reed, Pueblo, Colo.; grandchildren, Tressa Vigil, James Robert O’Dorisio, Megan, Jessica and Tyler O’Dorisio, Morgan (Larry) Smith, Travis VanZandt and Shjon and Kamryn Reed; great-grandchildren, Michael Vigil, Angelina O’Dorisio and Liliana Smith; brother, Ben O’Dorisio; several other nieces, nephews and other relatives. Jim was a member of Holy Family Parish of Pueblo. He worked at CF&I for 40-plus years, loved and provided for his family and enjoyed gardening, cooking and rooting for his favorite teams, especially the Buffs and Yankees. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Friday, March 6, 2015, at Holy Family Catholic Church, with entombment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and food, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Parkinson Disease Association in Jim’s memory. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.
Odorizzi, Harold Charles
Harold Charles Odorizzi - Chronicle News - May 14, 2014 - Harold Charles Odorizzi, age 87, passed away on May 11, 2014 at Avamere Nursing Care in Northglenn, Colorado. Harold was born June 2, 1926 in Bear Canyon, Colorado to Carlos Alcide Odorizzi and Marcella (Corradini) Odorizzi. Harold was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Charles Odorizzi; and sisters Sylvia Tamburello, Lena Faoro, Anne Rhodes, and Rose Melonas. Harold served in the U.S. Navy in San Diego, California, during World War II. Becoming a teacher, principal, and Superintendent of Schools in the Aguilar School District where the highlight and passion of Harold’s long career. He was a talented artist and enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, and golfing. Unfortunately, the disease of dementia, which he battled for the last five years, shortened his involvement in his favorite hobbies and recreations. Harold is survived by his loving wife JoAnn Odorizzi; daughters, Joyce Choate, Thornton, Colorado and Jeanne (Ron) New, Littleton, Colorado; grandchildren Ron Carl Choate, Thornton, Colorado, Gregory Choate, Thornton, Colorado, and Bradley New, Littleton, Colorado; great-grandchildren, Zachary Langerak and Cayden Choate Brown, Arvada, Colorado; brothers and sisters-in-law Lidio and Helen Rainaldi, Gallup, New Mexico, and Roger and Frances Fazenbaker, Westport, Maryland; and aunt, Marie Ruscetti, Trinidad, Colorado, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation will be at Comi Chapel on Monday, May 19, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services for Harold will be held on Tuesday May 22, 2014, 9:00 a.m. with Rosary at Comi Chapel followed by the Funeral Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by the US Naval Honor Guard. Active pallbearers include Charles Bonino, Ron Carl Choate, Gregory Choate, David Philpott, Robert Rawlins, and Michael Ruscetti Jr. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
John Odovich – Walsenburg World – August 3, 1911 – Died at Toltec, Colorado, John Odovich, Thursday, July 27, 1911, age 35 years.
Anton “Tony” Oechsle - Pueblo Chieftain - February 6, 2015 - Anton “Tony” Oechsle, 84, passed away Jan. 19, 2015, in Venice, Fla. Tony was born to Anton and Emma Oechsle on Jan. 22, 1930, and raised in Pueblo. He retired as a patent examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office after over 30 years of service. Among his survivors, his brother, John (Inge) Oechsle of Pueblo.
Inge Oechsle - Pueblo Chieftain - February 1, 2017 - Inge Oechsle, 74, passed away Jan. 29, 2017. Inge was born in Germany on April 5, 1942, immigrated to the United States in 1960 and became a citizen in 1966. She was employed by US West, retiring in 1995 as a technical assistant in engineering. Upon retiring, she became active in Assistance League of Pueblo. She was one of the founding members the Pueblo German Club and served as its president for one year. Inge was active for 20 years in the Keep Pueblo Beautiful Association, serving as president two years. She was presented with the Ingrid Ahlberg Award for her service with them. Because of her love of classical music, she was a longtime supporter of the Pueblo Symphony through Pueblo Symphony Friends’ fund raising events for the symphony. She was also a member of Telephone Pioneers and Pueblo County Historical Society. Survived by her devoted husband of 43 years, John Oechsle; children, Bryan (Dianne) Springfield of Sedona, Ariz., Gary (Dayna) Springfield of Redlands, Calif., Natalie (Jack) Bard of Cotopaxi, Colo., and Heidi (Jack) Rodosta of Springtown, Texas; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at Christ the King Church, 1708 Horseshoe Drive. Those who desire may make memorials to the Pueblo Symphony.
Ferdinand Oelrich - Sierra Journal - April 6, 1882 - A Ghastly Find - The Dead Body of Ferdinand Oehlrich Found at Last - On Sunday last, two sons of Mr. John Baker, living on the South side of the Arkansas river, four miles East of Pueblo, while bathing in the river, found on the opposite side of the river the body of a man, which had been dead and become partly imbedded in a sand bar. The horrible discovery nearly frightened the wits out of the lads, but just then, John Stolle came along and investigated the affair, finding that it was the body of a man who had evidently been drowned and had laid in the water for weeks. Mr. Baker was notified, and he dispatched an employee to the city to notify the authorities. Fearing that the body would float away, Mr. Stolle tied a rope around the tail of the coat worn by the dead man, and fastened it to a tree on the bank. Dr. J. T. Craven, county coroner, being notified of the facts in the case, Sunday evening, summoned a jury early this morning and went down the river to investigate the matter. Readers of the Republican will remember that in a previous dispatch, on February eleventh or twelfth mention was made of the fact that Ferdinand Oehlich had disappeared from this city under very mysterious circumstances about the eleventh of February. Every endeavor was made by his friends and his partner in business, Joseph Hoecker, to discover what had become of him, but without avail, and the surprise of Hoecker, one of the coroner’s jurors, can be better imagined than described when it is stated that he at once recognized in the dead man his late partner Oehlrich. No signs of violence were found on the dead man's body, the coroner making a thorough examination in search of any evidence that would go to prove that he had been foully dealt with. On the dead man's body was found a note drawn in his favor calling for $1,000, and another note for $800, given by him which he had paid, and forty-two dollars in gold and silver coin, and one dollar in currency. After a thorough examination into the case the coroner's jury returned a verdict of death by accident, it being believed that he fell from the Santa Fe Avenue bridge across the Arkansas while intoxicated, and was drowned. The remains were tonight sent to Pueblo, and the funeral will occur today at 4 o'clock. Thus is one of the most mysterious disappearances ever known of in this city cleared up. – Pueblo Republican. Sierra Journal - March 9, 1882 - Domestic Infelicity - Foul Play Is Suspected on One Oelrich - A Sensational Story - Six years ago Fred Briese and Mrs. Louisa Seymour, then a widow, were married in Rosita. Mrs. Seymour, at the time of her marriage with Briese was possessed of three small children, the fruit of her union with her former husband. The newly married couple moved out on Antelope Creek and took up a ranch and went to work, and by industry and economy accumulated considerable property; but after the honey moon was over gradually a cloud arose in their horizon which was occasioned because of the children of Mrs. Briese by her first husband, and frequently bitter recriminations passed between them - Briese condemning the boys and Mrs. Briese defending them. Last fall Mrs. Briese moved into town with her three boys, and opened a boarding house on Euclid Avenue, while Briese remained on the ranch, but it seems that he would come to town and get drunk occasionally and then, go down to the house and abuse his wife until she determined to apply to the court for a divorce. Last Monday he came to town and went to see her and used abusive and threatening language, and he was arrested; but, owing to Mrs. Briese becoming prostrated with a nervous attack incident to the threatening language used by Briese, he was not prosecuted. Yesterday morning we called on Mrs. Briese to ascertain the facts, and while there was shown a copy of the Pueblo Daily News, of date of the 4th instant, that seems to bear some connection to the matter but probably no greater than the sensational connecting of Mrs. Briese and Mrs. Meyers with a probable piece of foul play in Pueblo. It seems that Mr. Meyers, one of the most substantial ranchmen of Custer County, last spring bought of Ferd Oelhrich his ranch and stock on Antelope for $3,200, paying cash to the amount of $1500 on the purchase, and giving his note for $1700 more, and then hired Oelhrich to work for him last summer, paying him $200 more in the fall, that being his wages for his summer's work, and Oelhrich left here for Pueblo with $1700 in cash. According to the Pueblo News, Oelhrich has mysteriously disappeared and in its attempts to fathom the mystery the News makes several unpardonable blunders and casts a suspicion on some of the most respected German citizens of this county. After detailing the circumstances of Oelhrich going into partnership with one Hoecker in the bakery business, and that the latter party was now taking steps to dissolve the partnership and the assertion of Hoecker that Oelhrich had stated to him that he had had some trouble with a woman in Wet Mountain valley, and was because of this, very much depressed in spirits, and then details the circumstances of the day previous to his disappearance and publishes the following note found by Hoecker which reads as follows: "Dear Sir: -- We are sorry to trouble you again. She does not complain of her pain, but is still very sick. I gave her the medicine as you instructed, but the pain does not stop. Please do come up. You can think how Mr. Meyer feels.
Paul Oelrich - Wet Mountain Tribune - August 31, 1945 - Funeral Services Held for Long-Time Resident - Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon for Paul Oelrich, 76, who died at his ranch home in the Valley Tuesday night after a prolonged illness. Stricken ill some weeks ago, he had gradually declined until the end came late Tuesday. Born January 12, 1869 in Chicago, Illinois, he came to the Valley with his parents in the early seventies, and had engaged in ranching and farming here all of his life. He is survived by three brothers, Richard and Ted, of Westcliffe, and Otto, of Leadville; four sisters, Mrs. Carl Kindt, of Gardner, Mrs. Augusta Childs, of Pueblo, Mrs. Tena Hugg, of Hood River, Oregon, and Mrs. Minnie Pierpont, of Portland, Oregon; and several nephews and nieces. Graveside services in Silver Cliff cemetery were conducted by Rev. Geo W. Ellis, with the Menzel Funeral Home in charge.
Oertel, Joseph G. Jr.
Joseph G. Oertel Jr. - Chronicle News - December 4, 2012 - Joseph G. Oertel Jr., age 69, passed away at home in Gulnare, Co. on November 27, 2012. Survivors include wife Mary Ann of home address. At his request, cremation, with inurnment in Leavenworth, Kansas. Arrangements made under direction of Comi Funeral Home.
O'Flynn, John Michael (Rev.)
Rev. John Michael O’Flynn - Pueblo Chieftain - November 1, 2016 - Rev. John Michael O’Flynn. Please pray for the repose of the soul of the Rev. John Michael O’Flynn who passed away peacefully in his sleep on Oct. 11, 2016, in his homeland of Ireland. His funeral was celebrated in his hometown of Silvermines, County Tipperary, Ireland, on Oct. 13, 2016. Bishop S.J. Berg was represented by Deacon Steven Lumbert. Father O’Flynn was born on Sept. 24, 1936, in Tipperary, Ireland. He received his religious training in Ireland and obtained his M.A. at Notre Dame in 1970. He moved to Pueblo in June 1960 and worked as a teacher at Pueblo Catholic High School. On June 3, 1961, he was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Charles Buswell at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Pueblo. Father O’Flynn served at St. Mary Parish, Walsenburg; Our Lady of Guadalupe, La Junta; Mount Carmel, Trinidad; Our Lady of the Assumption, Pueblo; St. Patrick, Pueblo; St. Joseph Parish, Salida; St. Rita, Mancos; St. Francis Xavier, Pueblo, and Saint Anthony, Pueblo. His final ministry was in service to the residents at Primrose Retirement Community in Pueblo. During his tenure, Father O’Flynn was chaplain at Parkview hospital as well as several Newman Clubs and Colorado state prisons throughout the Diocese. He retired from active ministry Sept. 24, 2001. For those who knew and loved Father O’Flynn, a memorial service for Father O’Flynn will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, at Sacred Heart Cathedral.
O'Gane, Simonita P.
Simonita P. O'Gane - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2017 - Simonita P. O'Gane, 78, passed away Nov. 13, 2017. Simonita was a retired nurse from Colorado State Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Buckley O'Gane; and son, Michael (Rose) O'Gane. She is survived by her sisters, Jean Martinez, Inez (Tito) Quinones; brother, Jesse (Vickie) Jaramillo; children, Kathleen O'Gane, Timothy (Crystal) O'Gane, Patrick (Kathy) O'Gane, Marlene O'Gane and Agnes (Jerry) Monteith; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous family and friends. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.
Ogburn, Ann Elizabeth
Ann Elizabeth Ogburn - Pueblo Chieftain - January 2, 2016 - Ann Elizabeth Ogburn. Born Dec. 3, 1937, ended her journey on earth Dec. 30, 2015. Ann Elizabeth Ogburn, devoted wife, mother and grandmother passed away at her Pueblo West home during the early morning of Dec. 30, 2015, following a lengthy illness, with her husband, Detroit, Mich., the only child of Edgar and Eveline Parkin, she attended Eastern Michigan University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree (1961) in art education. She was licensed as a teacher in Michigan, Illinois and Colorado. Ann and Bob were married in 1962. They moved to Monte Vista, Colo. in 1966, living there for 39 years where Ann was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and served as church secretary 1991 to 2004. She had been a member of Ascension Episcopal Church in Pueblo since 2004. Over the years, she served in various roles with the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Rain-bow Girls, and DeMolay Club. Ann also served as a Meals on Wheels volunteer, with the Monte Vista Hospital Auxiliary, the San Luis Valley Home Care Advisory Board, the Rio Grande County Salvation Army, the Monte Vista Crane Festival Board, Rio Grande Arts Center Board, Monte Vista School District Accountability Committee, and has been an active member of P.E.O. since 1971. In 1984, Ann received the Monte Vista Woman of the Year Award. Shortly after her husband’s retirement as a district judge, they moved to Pueblo West in 2004, where she had served as a volunteer at the Buell Children’s Museum and has been an avid supporter of the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center and the Pueblo Symphony. She leaves behind her devoted husband of 53 years, Bob; her children, Meredith (Andy), Bret (Corri), and Heather (Corbett); and her seven grandchildren, Charles, Joseph and Annaleigh Cummings, Christine and Jonah Ogburn, and Casey and Lauren Hefner. Her journey was long, useful and enjoyable. Now, at the age of 78, her earthly journey is over. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service and reception will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, at Ascension Episcopal Church, 410 W. 18th St., with reception to follow at the parish hall.
Ogle, William L.
William L. Ogle - Walsenburg World - May 19, 1898 - A Sudden Death - William L. Ogle died yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock of heart disease. He had been suffering for some years of heart and stomach trouble and Saturday evening was taken worse. Sunday he was confined to his bed, but not considered in a dangerous condition. Dr. Blair was called in and offered some relief but yesterday he began to sink and medical skill was of no avail. Mr. Ogle has lived in Trinidad for about twelve years and was most favorably know. The past few years he has been employed in the company store at Sopris. He was married some years ago and leaves a wife and one child. Mr. Ogle was a member of the Trinidad rifle club and one of the most enthusiastic workers. The funeral will occur Thursday giving time for a son of Mrs. Ogle to come from St. Lake to attend the funeral.
Mary Ogrodowski – Walsenburg World – April 24, 1913 – Girl of Sixteen Shoots Out Brains – Trinidad, Colorado – “Mother, you will never get another chance to scold me!” cried Mary Ogrodowski, sixteen, as she rushed into her room and blew out her brains with a revolver.
Mary O’Hagan – Walsenburg World – June 7, 1900 – Died at Walsen Mines, Monday, June 4, 1900, Mary O’Hagan, daughter of John O’Hagan of Walsen mines, age 3 years, two months and four days. The bereaved parents have sympathy of the entire community. Funeral services were held at the Catholic Church Wednesday morning and the body laid to rest in the Catholic Cemetery.
O'Hern, Marjorie Julius
Marjorie "Marge" Julius O'Hern - Pueblo Chieftain - March 6, 2016 - Marjorie “Marge” Julius O’Hern, a Christian woman defined by her Catholic faith; loving wife of 41 years; patient mother of five children; doting grandmother of seven grandchildren; kind person to her friends at Atria; passed peacefully from this world to heaven while surrounded by her children and covered in prayer from family and friends at 6 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, at The Hospice Center of East Texas, HomePlace. Marge was born in the small town of Walsenburg, Colo., on July 16, 1928. She, her older sister, Helen, and brother, Pete, moved to Pueblo, Colo., where she spent her childhood playing on “Goat Hill,” working in a soda fountain shop and generally enjoying life. Her mother, Annie “Baba” Hill, taught Marge the importance of hard work and frugalness as she worked multiple jobs during the Depression era. She won a bicycle for best costume in the Pueblo city parade. She was the Statue of Liberty pulled on a platform made of wood and roller skates and pulled by her brother. Wanting to see the world, she became an airline stewardess and made many trips around the country. On Aug. 21, 1954, Marge married Larkin O’Hern and they began a 41-year journey with stops in Tulsa, Okla., Casper, Wyo., Houston, Texas, and finally Tyler, Texas. Marge was emphatic that her children receive a Catholic education and as such all five children are graduates of St. Gregory and T.K. Gorman. In between taking the kids to school, sporting events, swimming lessons at fun forest, and boat outings at the Tyler Petroleum club marina, in her “spare” time, she was a longtime member of the Tyler Petroleum Wives Club and the Immaculate Conception Church Altar Society. Marge leaves a legacy to those who knew her of someone who was always giving, compassionate and caring. We cannot tell you how many times we were stopped in the hallways of Atria Willow Park by her neighbors as well as during conversation with longtime Tylerite friends, who commented what a genuinely nice person our mother is. Throughout her 41 years of marriage, she modeled for her children what a good Christian mother looks like. She set the example for her family and those who knew her, the priorities of life: God, family and everything else! She carved out special time with each of her children. She really enjoyed cooking and on most holidays she could be found with son, Tim, bantering about the best way to prepare the food. She and daughter, Molly, were lifelong shopping partners and three days before she passed, she looked at Molly and asked if they could go shopping. Son, Larkin’s favorite memory is skipping class at Gorman and sneaking out to lunch with Mom. Not many moms would do that. Daughter, Ann remembers how much Marge loved to travel and has wonderful memories of a recent trip to Washington D.C. Son, Chuck’s favorite memories were time spent alone with Mom as they traveled through Europe and the Orient. Marge was an outstanding mother and role model for five children, Ann Schroeder, Larkin O’Hern, Chuck O’Hern, Tim O’Hern and Molly Enders. Her legacy is generational. She lived to watch seven grandchildren grow into fine young men and women. Grandchildren include: Andrea, Stephen and Saxton (Steve and Ann Schroeder of Arlington, Texas), Leigh and Kevin (Joe and Molly Enders of Tyler) and Larkin and Scott (Cindy and Larkin O’Hern of College Station). The O’Hern family would be honored with your attendance: Sunday, Feb. 28, Lloyd James Funeral Home, 1011 E. First St., Tyler Texas 75701. Visitation for friends and family, 5 to 7 p.m.; rosary, 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29; funeral service, 2 p.m., Chapel of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 1435 E. Southeast Loop 323, Tyler. Interment, Rose Hill Cemetery, 2400 S. Donnybrook Ave., Tyler, Texas 75701. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials in the name of Marge O’Hern, to Tyler Catholic School Foundation at P.O. Box 131175, Tyler, TX 75713; or, in honor of Marge, this week, do an unexpected, unsolicited act of kindness for someone you don’t know. The five O’Hern children would like to sincerely pass on our thanks for the compassion, professionalism, love and care shown by the staffs of Atria Willow Park, Mother Francis Hospital, SCIU and East Texas HomePlace Hospice of East Texas.
Ohlsen, Robert Lee Jr.
Robert Lee "Bob" Ohlsen Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 2017 - Robert Lee “Bob” Ohlsen Jr., 94, passed away Jan. 21, 2017. Bob was born to Christina and Robert Lee Ohlsen on Nov. 5, 1922, in rural Whitewater, Kan. Survived by wife of nearly 74 years, Dorothy Jean (Miers) Ohlsen; children, Joel (Christina) of Rye, Mark of Colorado City and Leanne Beets of Wichita, Kan.; five grandchildren, Rebecca, Carrie, Karl, Michael and Kylie; six great-grandchildren, Myko, Adan, Clara, Axel, Zachary and Jazlyn; and sister, Marilyn. Bob’s final few weeks were greatly improved by the outstanding care provided by the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, both in their apartment and at Joni Fair Hospice House. At Bob’s request, no services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.
Olcott, Lelia Lorraine
Lelia Lorraine Olcott - Bakersfield Californian - May 27, 2013 - Lelia Lorraine Olcott, November 2, 1925 - May 22, 2013 - Lee Olcott passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. Lee was born November 2, 1925 in Trinidad, Colorado to Bertha and Lemuel Harris. Lee and her family lived in many wonderful places, including Cheyenne, WY; Fort Collins, CO; and Nogales, AZ until they settled in Porterville, CA where Lee graduated from high school. The family then moved to Bakersfield, CA when her father took a teaching position at Bakersfield High School. Lee met Gene Olcott in high school in Cheyenne, WY and they later married in 1945 in Bakersfield, CA. Lee began her career working for local businesses as a bookkeeper until December of 1973 when she opened Village Hallmark Shoppe with her husband and sons. This gift store soon became Olcotts and a successful company began as the family served the Bakersfield community for over 39 years. Lee was instrumental in the expansion and growth of Olcotts over time. She thoroughly enjoyed the gift shows and looking for unique products to bring to Bakersfield. Lee's other passion in life was playing bridge. Many of her friends can attest to the fact that she was a sharp bridge player who never let a bluff go unchallenged. Her regular bridge group at Stockdale will surely miss their weekly games. Lee is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Gene Olcott; son, Larry Olcott; her parents, Bertha and Lemuel Harris; her sister, Midge Jasper; her brother Leonard Harris and her nephew, Tommy Harris. Lee was devoted to her family and especially loved her grandchildren and great-grandchild. Lee is survived by her two sons; Jim Olcott and wife Debbie; Michael Olcott and wife Nancy; her grandchildren; Lauren Olcott, Alexander Olcott, Kathryn Olcott and Tim O'Hara and wife Joy; great grandson, Bob O'Hara and loving nieces and nephews. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Ravi Patel and Dr. Bill Farr for the excellent care given to Lee; to Hoffmann Hospice for their care and support; to her caregiver Catherine Kiama and the staff at Kramer Serenity RCFE; to Dr. Kam Iyer and wife Lilly; to her niece Carolyn Apperson and husband John for their constant love and support and especially to Rev. Mgsr. Craig Harrison for his life long friendship and spiritual guidance. The family requests that in lieu of flowers and in Lee's memory, donations can be made to Bakersfield Catholic Charities, 825 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00am, Thursday, May 30 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 900 H Street, Bakersfield, California. There will be a private graveside service.
Robert Old – Walsenburg World – October 3, 1907 – Robert Old, a miner at the McInally Mine, was accidentally killed Monday afternoon about 4 o’clock. Mr. Old was a blacksmith at the mine and went to the shaft to talk to the superintendent who was at the bottom. While he was standing there with his head over the opening the cage from the table above came down on his head crushing the skull and mashing the shoulders and chest. Mr. Old was a man about 55 years of age and leaves a family of six children. Coroner Lamme came down Tuesday morning and held an inquest, but the cause of death was purely accidental, and the jury so found. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon.
O'Leary, Linda Rae
Linda Rae (Wilkerson) O’Leary - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 2016 - Linda Rae (Wilkerson) O’Leary, 71, went to be with our Lord on Sept. 16, 2016, following a series of severe strokes. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Gerry (Strauss) Wilkerson. Linda is survived by her husband of 11 years and five months, Dr. Emmett O’Leary; brothers, Jerry (Raynae) Wilkerson and family and Bill Wilkerson. Linda was born in Salida on June 13, 1945. She always considered the 13th as her lucky number, especially on Fridays. She lived in Cotopaxi and Manitou Springs, but spent most of her life in Pueblo. She attended Centennial High School and excelled in journalism, earning many awards and considerable recognition for her talent in that area. She graduated in 1963. She held several receptionist and secretarial positions over the years, but was employed mostly at CSU-Pueblo, working in the lone student residence hall at that time, as activities coordinator in the student center and as an administrative assistant in the Department of Mathematics. Linda retired in December 2004. Emmett and Linda were married on April 16, 2005, on his father’s birthday. Linda loved her husband, their home, family, her many pets, spring, fall, sunsets, the Broncos and the Bell Game. She was blessed with a green thumb and raised beautiful flowers and roses each year. Linda loved the Lord and she loved life. She made life better for everyone who knew her. No viewing or ser-vice. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Special thanks to everyone at Parkview Medical Center, Interim Home Health Care, Villa Pueblo Rehabilitation and other community service representatives who helped us through this stressful time. Special thanks also to family and friends who sent their well-wishes and prayers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made direct to CSU-Pueblo Foundation.
Swen Oleen – Walsenburg World – April 16, 1914 – Union Official Shoots Striker, Victim Dies in Pueblo – LaVeta, Colorado, April 13 – Swen Oleen, a striker who early Saturday night was shot and seriously wounded in a local saloon by Everett Lively, vice president of the local miners union, died at 7 o’clock this morning at the Minnequa Hospital. During the altercation, Oleen was shot once by Lively who used an automatic gun with a silencer. The trouble started when Oleen entered the saloon and commenced to abuse Lively who, it is said, sought to avoid trouble at first. When Oleen became more abusive Lively took out his revolver and shot him, inflicting the wound from which he died today. Both men are well known in union circles. Lively came here some time ago from Superior, Colorado, and has been one of the men active in the conduct of the strike in the Walsenburg District. Lively was arrested last Tuesday by a detail of militia and taken to Walsenburg for carrying weapons and was released from jail on Saturday. Neither man have families. After the shooting Lively sought to get away but was captured after a short chase. Chronicle News.
James (Eddie) Oleskevich - Chronicle News - February 23, 2005 - James (Eddie) Oleskevich was born October 2, 1924 in Morley, CO and passed away February 1, 2005 in Wheat Ridge, CO. He attended Trinidad schools. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942 and returned in 1945. He spent most of his life in the Denver area and was with a plumbing company for 28 years. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Dorothy; his four children Bill, Jim, Cathy and Crystal; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; his brothers Charles and Chester.
Alfred Olguin – Walsenburg World – February 3, 1910 – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, on Thursday, February 3, 1910, Alfred Olguin, age 4 years, son of Bonifacio Olguin, of typhoid fever.
Annie Olguin - Chronicle News - August 10, 2006 - Annie Olguin, Matriarch of the Olguin family, and First Lady of La Sociedad de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, passed away on August 8, 2006 at the age of 93. She was born on July 26, 1913 in Del Rose, Colorado, to Carlota Gurule and David Trujillo. She was preceded in death by her husband Alex, one son, Leopoldo, one daughter, Charlotte Maldonado, adopted son, John Alfred Mestas, and her parents Carlota and David Trujillo. Also all of her brothers Jake, Dave, John, Henry, Manual, Charles, two brothers that died in infancy and her sisters Minnie, Della, Stella, and Martha, and three grandchildren Brandan Sharp, Joshua Christ & Damian Grote, all predeceased her. She is survived by seven children, three daughters-in-law, three sons-in-law, thirty grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren, twenty great-great-grandchildren and ten great-great-great grandchildren: Richard (Carmen) Olguin, Hoehne, Colorado, Rick (Mary) Olguin, and Carla Olguin; Leo (Donna) Olguin, Eckert, Colorado, Eric Olguin, Michele (Brian) Chew, and Monique (Derick) Stertz; Pete (Sharon) Olguin, Lakewood, David (Paula) Olguin, Davida Olguin, and Darren (Jessica) Olguin; Dolores Olguin, Trinidad, Chantel Olguin, Eddy (Tracy) Olguin & Alex (Emily) Olguin. Amelia (Harold) Sharp, Louisville, Nebraska, Diana (Larry) Countryman, Loudean Sharp, Melody (Dusty) Dobbs, and Tiffany (Kevin) Glennie; Rose (Dale) Brant North Bend, Nebraska, Bill (Karen) Payeur, Rick (Wendy) Payeur, Carrie Grote and Scott (Angel) Brant; Minnie Pacheco, Denver, Colorado, Lt. Col. Ronald (Merce) Pacheco, Randy (Pam) Pacheco, Kimberly (Trae) Shattuck, and Kelli (Lance) Bullington; son-in-law, Joe Maldonado, Trinidad, Jake (Tina) Maldonado, Ray Maldonado, Jacqui (Jaye) Crist, Alex (Tina) Maldonado and Jowanda (Ken) Campion; daughter-in-law Aurora Mestas, Colorado Springs, Colorado, John Mestas, Jr. and Theresa Mestas. Several God children, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, lots of friends and other relatives and her special caregiver, Gilbert Padia also survive her. She is also survived by one sister-in-law Virginia Chapman, Aztec, New Mexico. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Society, Confederacion Lodge, and Justica Carida Lodge. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. She served as a Eucharistic Minister until she was 90 years of age. Active Pallbearers: Sons and Sons-in - Law: Rick and Richard Olguin, Eric and Leo Olguin, David and Pete Olguin, Jake and Joe Maldonado, Rick Payeur and Dale Brant, and Harold Sharp. Honorary Pallbearers: Antonio Garcia, Tony Mattorano, Chris Silva, Joe Martinez, Alfred Martinez, Leroy Doran, John Doran, Salvador Estrada, Albert Valenzuela, Fred Zamora, Louie Apodaca Jr., Alfonso Benevidez, Carrie Rourk, Tony Perea, Tina Gurule, Phyllis Watson. Honorary Casket Escorts: Helen Hollingsworth, Dolly Padilla, Shirley Zambonato, Mary Arellano, Lillian Alvarado, Lena Valdez, Marie Santistevan, Carmen Graham, Shirley Espinoza, Annie Swazo, Alice Sandoval, Mary Hurtado, Mary Martinez, and all the members of the Guadalupe Society, the Confederacion Lodge and the Union Justicia Caridad. Meditated Spanish Rosary Service will be held on Tuesday afternoon, August 15, at 3:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Harry Gonzales officiating. Vigil Services will be held on Tuesday evening, August 15, at 7:00 PM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Deacon Phil Martin officiating. Reception after the Vigil Services will be at St. Joseph's Church hail. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2006, at Holy Trinity Church at 10:00 AM with Fr. Matt Wertin presiding. All Lodge members are urged to attend in a group. Burial will be in the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery immediately following the mass. Graveside services will be provided by the perspective lodges. The Members of the Guadalupe Society, the Confederacion Lodge and the Union Justicia Caridad will hold a condolence dinner after the funeral services at St. Joseph's Church Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Guadalupe Society needy fund in care of Dolores Olguin, 1514 N. Linden, Trinidad, CO 81082.
Antonio Olguin – Walsenburg World – August 3, 1893 – On Sunday afternoon Antonio Olguin, his son Manuel, J. P. Martinez and Quirino Trujillo started to drive from their home in North Veta to Rouse where they had work. When near the Twin Lakes they encountered a shower and spread a quilt over their heads to keep off the rain. There was a stroke of lightning which killed Mr. Olguin who was driving and threw the others upon the ground. The horses were knocked down by the shock but quickly rose to their feet and went on, bearing the dead body of their owner. The three men were stunned but soon recovered sufficiently to stagger forward after the team. They were seen as they neared the house of Santiago Duran, and Judge Valdez, who was fortunately there with his family, stopped the team. Not far behind the wagon came the son Manuel calling piteously to his father, and some distance behind, the other two men limping as they hurried after. The body was taken to the home of a son-in-law, J. P. Martinez, 4 miles south. The funeral took place Tuesday at North Veta. His relatives from Alamosa drove over in time to see the face of the deceased. Mr. Olguin was about 48 years of age and was an honest and respected citizen. He leaves a wife and six children, four daughters are married.
Olguin, Danny Louis
Danny Louis Olguin - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 2016 - Danny Louis Olguin. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel.
Olguin, Gilbert Harry
Gilbert Harry Olguin – Chronicle News – June 2, 2015 – Gilbert Harry Olguin, 71, passed away in Denver on May 21, 2015, due to an unexpected illness. He was born to Manuel and Maria Olguin on January 4, 1944 in Augusta, Colorado. He attended Aguilar High School and moved to Denver, Colorado, where he made his home, work, raise his children, and loved spending time with his grandchildren. Gilbert felt very strongly about his family. He looked forward to family get-togethers, returning frequently to Aguilar to visit family and friends. Gilbert was an avid Washington Redskins fan and some of his hobbies included watching sports, dancing, shooting pool, and playing horseshoes in Aguilar with family on the weekends. Any time you saw Gilbert, he was smiling and happy. He loves kids and would always say “Got to give Uncle love, hugs and kisses! Don’t you forget, love, hugs, and kisses!” Preceding him and death are parents, Manuel and Maria Olguin; brothers Adam Olguin and Richard Olguin; sisters Virginia Olguin-Cope, Mary Gallardo and Marcy Gooden; Uncle Felix and Aunt Mary Revererano; and longtime girlfriend Marilyn Cardenas. Survivors include his children, Barbara (Yvonne) Olguin of Colorado Springs, Gilbert Jr. (Reba) Olguin of Pueblo, Debbie Olguin of Colorado Springs, Adam (Catrina) Olguin of Denver, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Gilbert is also survived by his brothers, Rudy (Teresa) Olguin of California, Eduardo (Eddie) Olguin, Santiago (Dino) Olguin, and Joseph (Joe) Olguin all of Aguilar; brother-in-law, Danny (Yvonne) Cope of California; nephew, Jim (Melinda) Olguin of Trinidad; nieces Dina (Luis) Olguin of Trinidad, and Toni (Rigo) Cope-Santillano of California. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family in Aguilar, Trinidad, Pueblo, Denver, California, Nebraska, Texas, and Las Vegas, as well as many dear friends. Memorial mass will be Thursday, June 4, 2015 at St. Anthony’s Church in Aguilar, Colorado at 10 a.m. Join the family for lunch to honor Gilbert at the church hall following the mass.
Olguin, Leo A.
Leo A. Olguin - The Daily Sentinel - May 16, 2008 - Leo was born December 13, 1936 in Trinidad, CO to Alex and Anne Olguin. He died May 12, 2008. Leo went to our Lord after a two year battle with cancer. Leo graduated from Hoehne High School and was a retired Maintenance Engineer. He was a patriotic person who served his country by serving in the US Navy as a Seabee in a construction battalion. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, traveling, camping, loafing, scheming, and gave frequent free advice. He was married to Donna L. McElvain, on May 26, 1962. His wife survives. He is also survived by one son Eric Olguin of Denver, CO; two daughters Michelle Olguin-Chew (Brian) of Grand Junction, CO; Monique Stertz (Dereck) of Chetek, WI, and four granddaughters, Rebekah, Lia, Emily, and Abigail Stertz. Two brothers, Richard Olguin (Carmen) of Hoehne, CO and Pete Olguin (Sharon) of Lakewood, CO and four sisters, Dolores Olguin of Trinidad, CO; Amelia Sharp (Harold) of Houston, TX; Rose Brant (Dale) of North Bend, NE and Minnietta Pacheco of Austin, TX also survive her. He is also survived by one aunt, Virginia Chapman of Ogden, UT. He is preceded in death by his parents, one infant brother Leo Olguin, and a sister Charlotte Maldonado. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P. O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416 or Columbine Senior Services for Cedaredge, 247 Meeker, Delta, CO 81416. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Mesa View Mortuary and are as follows: Viewing 6:00 p.m. Sunday, May 18, 2008 with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at the mortuary. Funeral service will be Monday, May 19, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Church in Delta with internment and full military honors following at the Veterans' Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado in Grand Junction at 1:00 p.m.
Lucy Olguin – Walsenburg World – December 10, 1908 – Died at Maitland, Colorado, Monday, November 30, 1908, Lucy Olguin, daughter of Ramon Olguin at the age of 5 years and 23 days. Funeral was held Wednesday, December 2, 1908, and the body laid in the Catholic Cemetery.
Olguin, Manuel Richard
Manuel Richard Olguin - Chronicle News - February 1, 2010 - Manuel Richard Olguin, age 68, passed away at home on January 26, 2010 after a lengthy illness. He was born to Manuel and Maria Olguin on February 7, 1941 in Augusta, Colorado. He attended Aguilar High School and supported the sports programs by attending all home games with his father and several home games with family when in good health. His main love of sports was the Denver Broncos. He looked forward to and watched every game they played. He enjoyed giving us play by play updates if we missed a play. Richard was extremely compassionate and felt very strongly about his family. He looked forward to family get-togethers and was always at a loss for words when it was time to say good-bye. Some of Richard’s hobbies included cooking, playing Chinese Checkers and cards with his niece Jasmine and nephews, Rico and Carlos. A man of faith, Richard was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Preceding him in death are parents, Manuel and Maria Olguin; brother, Adam Olguin; sisters, Virginia Olguin-Cope, Mary Gallardo and Marcy Gooden. Also Uncle Felix and Aunt Mary Reveterano. Survivors are brothers, Rudy (Theresa) Holguin, Calif.; Eddie Olguin, Dino Olguin, Joe Olguin, Aguilar; Gilbert Olguin, Denver and brother-in-law, Danny (Yvonne) Cope, Calif.; nephews and nieces, Bob Gallardo, Pueblo; Jesse (Lynn) Gallardo, Pueblo; Betty Gallardo, Calif.; Jessie Gallardo, Calif.; Kay (Brian) Nyquist, Calif.; Rudy John (Julie) Holguin, Calif.; Frank (Cheri) Holguin, Calif.; Alfred (Conchita) Valdez, Calif.; Flora (Larry) Grover, Neb.; Manuel Valdez, Calif.; Vera Valdez, Calif.; Sandra Moreno, Calif.; Yolanda (Daniel) Moreno-Gallegos, Calif.; Tony (Rodrigo) Cope-Santillano, Calif.; Jim (Melinda) Olguin, Trinidad; Dina (Luis) Gamboa, Trinidad; Barbara Olguin, Denver; Gilbert, Jr. Olguin, Pueblo; Debbie (Phil) Olguin, La.; Adam Olguin, Denver. He is also survived by numerous great nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and special friend, Dolly Kiefer Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday February 2, 2010 at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral will be Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at St. Anthony's Church, Aguilar, with recitation of the Most Holy Rosary at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:0 a.m. with Fr. Phil Coury as celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Gilbert Olguin, Jr., Jim Olguin, Jr., Luis Gamboa, Adam Olguin, Rico Olguin and Bob Cruz. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bob Romero, Bob Gallardo, John Kiefer, Archie Vigil and Charlie Avila. Friends are invited to gather with the family at St. Anthony's Parish Hall following the services. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Patricia Olguin - Denver Post - December 2, 2009 - Patricia Olguin, 65, of Evans, Colorado, formerly of Denver, died on Friday, November 27, 2009 at her home. She was born on March 17, 1944 in Trinidad, Colorado to Ermenijildo and Francisca (Barela) Gallegos. Patricia married Felix F. Olguin on April 30, 1960 in Trinidad, Colorado. They lived in Albuquerque, NM from 1990 until July of 2008, when they moved to Evans. Survivors include her husband, Felix Olguin; 3 sons, Steve Olguin and his wife Elizabeth, Timothy Olguin and Don Olguin and 3 grandchildren, Emily, Alec and Elle Olguin. Visitation will be held at the Moser Funeral Service Chapel, 3501 S. 11th Avenue in Evans from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, with the Celebration of her life and the Recitation of the Rosary following at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 3rd at St. Cajetan's Catholic Church, 299 S. Raleigh Street in Denver. Interment will follow at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area "A".
Phillip Joseph Olguin - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 2017 - Phillip Joseph Olguin, 68, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 20, 2017. Phillip was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Sally Olguin; two brothers; and two sisters. Joseph is survived his wife of 23 years, Sandra (Darla) Tenorio; children, Alexandra (Adam Baca) Olguin, Stan Sandoval and Sonya Magana; grandchildren, Dominik Jaramillo, Shanice Sandoval, Angelica Trujillo, Christopher Trujillo, Santino Sandoval and Benjamin Trujillo; great-grandchild, Aubriella; siblings, Clara (Quita) (Fred Landford) Olguin, and Frank Olguin; numerous extended family and friends. Phillip served in the United States Marine Corps from March 1968 to February 1970. He was recognized and awarded multiple medals and ribbons including the Navy Commendation Medal. He was an avid Broncos fan. He liked to fish and camp. He enjoyed carpentry and working on projects. He made the best pico de gallo, and stayed sharp by doing crossword puzzles. He was full of life and a wonderful storyteller. Most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren who were his pride and joy. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Family is requesting Broncos attire.
Olguin, Sarah E.
Sarah E. Olguin - Pueblo Chieftain - August 7, 2015 - Sarah E. Olguin, 82, entered into heaven on Aug. 2, 2015. She was born Dec. 8, 1932, in Walsenburg, Colo., to the union of Max and Victoria (Cruz) Vigil; both preceded her in death, along with sister, Maxine Montana; son, Gilbert Olguin Jr.; and grandson, Terry T.J. Olguin. Sarah is survived by her husband of 63 years, Gilbert A. Olguin; her children, Gilberta Garcia, Victor Olguin (Candace), Randy Olguin (Rhonda) and Terry Olguin (Michelle); eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends who loved and will miss Sarah dearly. In lieu of flowers and contributions, memorials to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in her memory. Service, 11 a.m. Monday, Angelus Chapel. Family to receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the service.
Olguin, Terry W. Jr.
Terry W. Olguin Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 4, 2015 - Terry W. Olguin Jr., 35, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 30, 2014. Survived by his father, Terry (Michelle) Olguin; brothers, Gilbert (Mariah Trujillo) Olguin and Shaun (Tamara Martinez) Welch; grandparents, Gilbert and Sarah Olguin and Annie Velasquez; and nephew, Daniel Velasquez. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at Roselawn Funeral Home. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel.
Olivas, Dolores Beatrice
Dolores Beatrice Olivas - Pueblo Chieftain - September 7, 2016 - Dolores Beatrice Olivas, 68, of Penrose, Colo., passed through death to eternal life on Sept. 1, 2016. She was born Aug. 6, 1948, in Kuner, Colo., to parents, Joe Cornelio and Margaret Olivas as the last of 10 children. Dolores was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Elsie Olivas Doxtater; brothers, Joe Harry Olivas and Felix Wayne Olivas; sisters-in-law, Lala Montoya Olivas, Rita Maes Olivas and Jessie Garcia Olivas; brothers-in-law, Ned Baros, Ted Doxtater and Eppie Gonzales. Dolores was a veteran, awarded the National Defense Service Medal as a civilian ammunitions specialist. She was stationed by the Department of Defense in Nevada, Alaska and South Korea. In 2002, she returned home and retired following her final assignment at Pueblo Army Depot. Dolores was an avid reader and caretaker, ensuring quality of life for her parents, supporting older siblings with their children and later with their own health needs. Four generations of children will miss her as the family “Santa Claus.” Dolores is survived by her brothers, Sandy Olivas and Jerry (Sylvia) Olivas; her sisters, Esther Gonzales, Gloria (Carl) Galpin, Patricia Baros, Florence (Sal) Trujillo; godsons, Jeremiah and John Trujillo; numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. Her family would like to thank the Sangre de Cristo Hospice staff for their end-of-life care. In lieu of food or flowers, donations may be made to Boys & Girls Club of Pueblo County, which she supported for many years, or St. Vincent DePaul Pantry at St. Joseph Church. Mass of the Resurrection, 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1145 S. Aspen Road. Interment at a later date.
Olivas, Felix Wayne
Felix Wayne Olivas - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 2015 - Felix Wayne Olivas, 70, passed through death to eternal life on June 19, 2015. He was born on Nov. 20, 1944, in Avondale, Colo., to parents, Margaret and Joe Cornelio Olivas. Felix was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Joe Harry Olivas; his sister, Elsie Doxtater; sisters-in-law, Lala Montoya Olivas, Jessie Garcia Olivas; brothers-in-law, Ned Baros, Ted Doxtater, Eppie Gonzales; and former caretaker, Ed Laughlin. Felix worked for many years at Pueblo Diversified Industries, where he was proud to be “making the big bucks.” Felix is survived by his brothers, Sandy Olivas and Jerry (Sylvia) Olivas; his sisters, Esther Gonzales, Gloria (Carl) Galpin, Patricia Baros, his twin, Florence (Saul) Trujillo, Dolores Olivas; and numerous nephews and nieces. His family is most grateful to his loving caretakers of 15 years, Caroline and Bill Turner, and would like to thank Sangre de Cristo Hospice for its end-of-life care. Viewing prior to service. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Thursday, June 25, St. Joseph Parish, 1145 Aspen Road. In lieu of food and flowers, please consider a donation to St. Joseph’s Bell Fund.
Olivas, Joe C.
Joe C. Olivas - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 2016 - Joe C. Olivas, born April 2, 1951, passed away on Aug. 4, 2016, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Olivas; children, Joline Olivas, Timothy Olivas, Bruce Burnham, Christopher Seeley, Angelina Norris, Richard Johnson, Ashley Johnson and Roy (Patti); parents, Joe and Ileana Olivas; siblings, Frank Olivas, Robert Olivas, Ileana Bugbee, Linda Lionber and Debbie Farmsworth. Joe served in the Marine Corps and the Reserve Forces Class III. He was awarded the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation and the Rifle Marksmanship Badge. He also was awarded and acknowledged for saving a family from a fire and saving one of his co-workers while on the job. He enjoyed watching sports, fishing and hunting. Joe will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Romero Chapel.
Olivas, Michael Richard
Michael Richard Olivas - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2015 - Michael Richard Olivas of Pueblo, Colo., passed away on Feb. 28, 2015. He was born Oct. 22, 1942, in Cheyenne, Wyo. Preceded in death by mother, Frances Olivas; father, Michael Olivas; and sister, Phyllis Joann Olivas. He is survived by his three children, Michael A. (Sara) Olivas, Alicia Olivas, Jessica (Tabitha) Olivas; his nephew, Estevan Olivas and family; grandchildren, Vanessa (Adam) Espinoza, Desirae (Gasper) Olivas, Lavina (Jewel) Olivas, Lexi Olivas; and his six great-grandchildren. Michael loved to be outside. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. Cremation has taken place. Family will be gathering and anyone who cares to join us is welcome to attend from 1 to 4 p.m. on April 12, 2015, at Fulton Heights Community Center, 1331 Santa Rosa St. in Pueblo.
Refugio Diaz Olivas - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 2017 - Refugio Diaz Olivas passed away Sept. 18, 2017, in Pueblo. Refugio was born July 4, 1971, and had lived in Pueblo for nearly 20 years. When he wasn't working, Refugio enjoyed working on cars, traveling and sports, but most of all, he loved spending his time with family, especially children and grandchildren. He was loved and will be greatly missed by his survivors which include his wife, Olivia; children, Jose and Gerardo "Lalo," and Maria and Ivon Diaz Alvarez; his grandchildren, Gabriel and Jose Diaz Bramall, and Rose and Zayden Lucero Diaz; brothers, Santiago and Eugenio Diaz Olivas; sisters, Leonor and Emilia Gurrola Olivas; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation, 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, at the Davis Mortuary. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, at Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Ave.
Olivas-Romero, Alize Jordan
Alize Jordan Olivas-Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 2017 - Alize Jordan Olivas-Romero, 5, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 14, 2017. Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Thursday, at St. Joseph Church. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.
Oliver, Erica B.
Erica B. Oliver - Pueblo Chieftain - October 5, 2016 - Erica B. Oliver, 40, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 1, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Oliver; brother, Shawn Naranjo; Jim Sanchez “Popo”; and numerous family. She is survived by her children, Ravan and Sarrick; mother, Carol Naranjo; stepfather, Earnest Sanchez; brother, David Sanchez; grandfather, Felipe Trujillo; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel.
Joyce Oliver - Chronicle News - August 3, 2006 - Joyce Oliver, age 64, died July 31, 2006 in Walsenburg, CO. She was born August 25, 1941, Lafayette, ID, to Reed and Eva (Welch) Gushwa. She married Anthony David Oliver in 1960 in Kansas City, MO. She and her husband moved to the Walsenburg area three years ago. They first visited the area on their honeymoon and decided at that time they would retire there. They lived in Arizona, Colorado and other areas throughout the country during her and her husband’s careers. She started as a journeyman clerk for Albertson's Grocery Store and later became an electrical engineer. She loved to garden and did arts and crafts, especially working with driftwood. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband Anthony, Walsenburg; sons James (Jo-Allyson) Oliver, Red Lion, PA; Doug (Marissa) Oliver, Redford, Ml; Thomas Oliver, Lakewood, CO; daughter Cherylyn (Kelly) Oliver, Boone, CO; brother Paul (Rosella) Gushwa, Eugene, OR; Ruth (Charles) Shulties, Monticello, ID; grandchildren Dylan Oliver; Amanda, Elizabeth and Daniel Oliver. Visitation will be Thursday August 3rd, 2006 from 2 pm to 6 pm at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Friday August 4 at 10:00 am at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.
Oliver, Ross E.
Ross E. Oliver - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2014 - Ross E. Oliver, 87, passed on Dec. 18, 2014. Cremation. Immediate family services only.
Fred Olivo - Chronicle News - June 20, 2013 - Fred Olivo, loving Husband, Daddy, and Pompo, went to be with our Lord, Saturday, June 15, 2013. He was 86. Fred was born in Delagua, Colorado to Juan and Manuela Olivo on February 21, 1927. On January 25, 1947, he was united in marriage to Mercedes Martinez at Holy Trinity Church in Trinidad Colorado. They were together for 65 years. Fred was employed by the Allen Mine for 38 years as a miner and later became a foreman. He also served as Secretary for the UMWA Local 9856. After retiring from the mine he worked for Sawaya Wholesale for 12 years. Fred also worked for Trinidad Head Start for 15 years as a bus driver, where he was better known as "Mr. Fred". After working for 65 years, Fred decided to stay home and catch up with his honey do's, but that didn’t last long; Fred took on a job with Trinidad School District #1, once again as a driver, for 2 years. Fred was a die hard Bronco fan unless they lost a game. He also liked to kid around with the girls at First National Bank and also with the guys at Pioneer Motor. Every morning after parking his bus he enjoyed having a cup of coffee with his buddies. Preceding him in death are parents Juan and Manuela Olivo, his wife of 65 years Mercedes, brothers Henry (Gordo) Olivo, Charlie Palomino, sisters Louise Cometto, Nettie Pacheco. He is survived by his three daughters Barbara (Virgil) Micek, Joan (David) Jimenez and Bernadine Barela. Eight grandchildren, Valerie, Shanna, Matthew, Vincent, Nikki, Adam, Troy and Tracy, eleven great grandchildren, brother Arthur Olivo and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation will be Monday, June 24 from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be Monday, June 24, 2013 at 7 p.m. at Comi Funeral Home Chapel Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Internment will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are grandchildren, Matthew Jimenez, Vincent Jimenez, Adam Barela, Troy Micek, Tracy Barela, Shanna Demcuk, Valerie Chevalier, and Nikki Galindo. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.
Olivo, Mercedes C.
Mercedes C. Olivo - Chronicle News - November 2, 2012 - Mercedes C. Olivo, loving, wife, mother and nana, went to be with our Lord, Tuesday, October 30, 2012. She was 84. Mercedes was born to Amelia and Pablo Martinez on March 20, 1928 in Moses, New Mexico. On January 25, 1948, she was united in marriage to Fred Olivo, at Holy Trinity Church in Trinidad, Colorado. Mercedes was a true Bronco fan. She loved caring for her hummingbirds and anxiously awaited every spring for her snowball trees to bloom. Mercedes worked in various businesses in Trinidad as a sales clerk. She also volunteered her time to help clean Holy Trinity Church. Preceding her in death are parents Amelia and Pablo Martinez, five brothers Fidel, Emilio, Leo, Fred and Florencio Martinez and three sisters Chonita Archuleta, Pauline Marez and Mary Maldonado. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years Fred Olivo, three daughters, Barbara (Virgil) Micek, Joan (David) Jimenez and Bernadine Barela, eight grandchildren, Valerie, Shanna, Matthew, Vincent, Nikki, Adam, Troy and Tracey, eleven great grandchildren, sister Rosalie Noss, brother Louie Martinez, numerous nieces, nephews , relatives and friends. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be Monday November 5, 2012 at 7:00 PM at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers are grandchildren, Nikki Galindo and Tracey Barela. Active pallbearers are grandchildren, Matthew Jimenez, Vincent Jimenez, Adam Barela, Troy Micek, Shanna Demcuk and Valerie Chevalerie. Arrangements made under direction of Comi Funeral Home.
Nancy Ravanelli Olliver - Chronicle News - October 26, 2006 - Nancy Ravanelli Olliver, age 69, of Levittown, NY, passed away October 19, 2006. She was a graduate of Trinidad High School, Class of 1954 and daughter of the late James and Dorothy Ravanelli. She is survived by daughters Vicki Shade (Christopher) and Robin Olliver, son Steven Olliver, grandchildren Jordan and Justin. Sincerest appreciation to Radiation Oncology Dept. of Winthrop Hosp. In lieu of flowers please make donations in her name to Hospice Car Network - (516) 832-7100, or the charity of you choice.
Olmes, John H.
John H. Olmes - Wet Mountain Tribune - August 11, 1944 - Funeral Services Held for John H. Olmes - Funeral services were held at the Community Church Tuesday morning for John H. Olmes, 82, resident of Colorado for over sixty years, who died Saturday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Louis Frank, after a long illness. In poor health for the past year, Mr. Olmes had declined slowly in the past few weeks. He was born in Hollidaysburgh, Penn., September 25, 1861, spending his earlier years there. In 1883 he came to Colorado, engaging in business in Pueblo, where he was connected with the Western National Bank. Later he was interested in real estate and investments in Colorado Springs. He was married to Margaret Ono Hovey, of Pueblo, in 1886, his wife preceding him in death in 1922. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Paul McCoy, of Pueblo, and Mrs. Louis Frank, of Westcliffe. He had made his home in the Valley with the latter since 1940. Rev. Geo. W. Ellis conducted the obsequies with the Menzel Funeral Home in charge. Interment was in Roselawn Cemetery at Pueblo, with graveside services there.
Carlos Olonia - Pueblo Chieftain - January 5, 2016 - Carlos Olonia, 74, of Fountain, passed away Jan. 1, 2016. Preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Teresa; sister, Margie Casarez; little brother, Paul Manuel. Survived by his loving wife, Mary Ann; children, Victoria (Michael) Seamon, Angela (Jeff) Bayless, Carlos (Monika) Olonia, Jacqueline Olonia; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grand- children; sisters, Marie Trujillo, Elaine Romero; and brother, Santiago Olonia. Viewing will be at 9 a.m. followed by funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, both at St. Joseph Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.
John Olsafsky – Walsenburg World – May 28, 1914 – John Olsafsky, Pictou, died at St. Mary’s hospital, Pueblo, last Thursday evening, may 21, at the age of 50 years. The funeral was held from the Catholic Church in this city Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Catholic Cemetery. Walsenburg World – May 28, 1914 – Card of Thanks – we desire to express our thanks to an appreciation of the many friends who came to us with sympathy and help at the time of the funeral of our husband and father, and also to give thanks for the many floral offerings. Mrs. John Olsafsky and family.
Olschefski, Ronald H.
Ronald H. Olschefski - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2016 - Ronald H. Olschefski, 85, passed away Oct. 20, 2016. Preceded in death by his wife, Delphine; daughters Lynn, Dona and Judy; sons Paul, Kurt and Gary. He is survived by his son Karl (Carla) Olschefski, and son-in-law Marc; four grandchildren and three great-grand-children. Ronald served during the Korean Conflict and received the Bronze Star. He was loved at the VA home. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, at Imperial Funeral Home and Cemetery, with military honors by the Fort Carson Honors Team.
Olson, Dave Johan
Dave Johan Olson - Chronicle News - December 1, 2016 - Dave Johan Olson passed away at home November 27, 2016. He is survived by his love, Nancy Mahr and her children Jennifer, Julianna and Eric. David’s children and spouses include Cris and Bill Quigley, Deb and Ray McKinney, Jeff and Sunny Olson, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dave grew up in Chicago, a child of Swedish immigrants David and Lillian Olson, spent 4 years in the Navy as a weatherman in Bermuda, and studied engineering at Northwestern University. After a dedicated career at Boeing in Seattle as an engineer on the marketing team for the jetliners, he retired and moved to Trinidad. Throughout his life, he was a true Renaissance man - a husband, father, grandfather, builder, craftsman, carver, artist, photographer, hiker, writer, mentor, teacher, avid reader, and master of the haiku. For each of his many projects, he reflected upon the purpose, the beauty, and the impact to the world. Dave believed in principles, learned from his mistakes, and always tried to give back. Some of his adages we remember include: “Always leave the campsite better than you found it,” “There’s no such thing as a free lunch” and “It’s about the process.” His last penned thoughts: “This has been a good life… Before the crowds… The birth of new experiences… Meeting exciting people… Technology catches up.” Dave enjoyed life in Hoehne and Trinidad. During his 22 years here, he was involved in two writers’ clubs, the First United Methodist Church, remodeling the Quigley’s Century Small Business Solutions office space and the old adobe house on CR 40. One special project he enjoyed was building the reading tree house in the children’s section of the Carnegie Public Library. At this time no services are planned. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Library.
Olson, Josephine Eva
Josephine Eva "Jo" Olson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2017 - Josephine Eva "Jo" Olson. A life well-lived. Aug. 21, 1921-July 6. 2017. Services for Josephine E. Olson, 95, of Mangrum Drive, Pueblo West, Colo., will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West. Jo was a resident of the Denver area most of her life. She graduated from South High in Denver and in February of 1943, married Robert E. Olson, a naval aviator, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. As her husband left for World War II and later, the Korean War, Jo raised their three children. She worked endlessly improving their home and acreage in Wheat Ridge. Tragedy struck in 1981 when her husband passed away unexpectedly from illness. Jo overcame two bouts with cancer and, with her typically positive approach to life, began walking 3 to 4 miles a day, learned to swim and, in fact, swam over 100 miles in one year. She learned to play golf and made a hole-in-one according to the newspaper. She saved her money, joined Ports of Call, and became a world traveler. She loved the game of Bridge and became quite proficient. In 2010, at 89, Jo moved to Pueblo to be near her children. She soon made many friends as she continued her early morning walks. On July 6, 2017, Jo went home to be with the Lord. In July, 2016, Jo lost her son, Chad E. Olson, to illness. She is survived by two daughters, Barbara J. Williams and Virginia L. Williams, and her daughter-in-law, Dianne K. Olson, all of Pueblo West; two grandchildren, Wendy Davis of Missouri and Wayne Olson of Virginia; and six great-grandchildren.
Olson, William Robert
William “Bill” Robert Olson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 8, 2015 - William “Bill” Robert Olson, 63, was born in Racine, Wis., on Nov. 25, 1951. He fought a good fight and finished the course on Feb. 5, 2015. Preceded in death by father, Harold; mother, Marcie; and brother, Chuck. Bill is survived by wife of 41 years, Sharon; daughters, Karen (Chad) Parker and Brenda (Joe) DeGrado; grandchildren, Kylie and Levi Parker and Trevor and Tanner DeGrado; brothers, Ron (Chrissie), Gary, Alan, Erik and Kris Olson; and sister, Cathe Marshall. Bill graduated from Centennial High School in 1970. He worked for Blazer Electric Supply Company for 30 years as a salesman and was a Sunday School teacher at Family Worship Center for over 35 years. He loved God and had a heart for missions. He had a great sense of humor and loved by all who knew him. Bill had cancer for 9 years but did not let it get him down. He made new friends through his treatments and told people about the awesome God he served everywhere he went. Thanks to all who cared for Bill including SMC Radiation, Rocky Mountain Cancer Center, Maxim Health Care and Frontier Hospice. He will be sadly missed but not forgotten. Viewing, 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 13, at Family Worship Center, followed by graveside service at Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Mary O’Neil – Walsenburg World – June 13, 1901 – Died Saturday, June 8, 1901, Mary O’Neil, the little six-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James O’Neil of Santa Clara. The little body was laid to rest Saturday in the Catholic Cemetery at Walsenburg. The World and a host of friends in Walsenburg and Santa Clara desire to express their sincere sympathy for the bereaved relatives.
Mr. O’Neil – Walsenburg World – January 16, 1902 – Killed on Bridge – A man by the name of O’Neil, belonging to a C & S bridge gang, was killed on Monday on Bridge 86 between Walsenburg and Main by some falling timber. His body was shipped to Walsenburg that night where an inquest was held and the jury brought in a verdict of accidental death and no one to blame. The body was shipped to Denver Wednesday morning, where he has a mother and other relatives.
Katherine “Katy” Onorati - Chronicle News - September 29, 2005 - Katherine “Katy” Onorati, age 92, passed away at the Trinidad State Nursing Home on September 25, 2005. She was born in Sopris, Colorado on December 2, 1912 to Teresa (Toresani) and Nick Ferroglio Sr. Preceding her in death are parents, Teresa and Nick Ferroglio Sr.; beloved husband Frank Onorati in 1989; brothers John Ferroglio in 1986, and Nick Ferroglio Jr. in 2003. Survived by nieces Roberta (Ferroglio) Vormittag and husband Alfred Vormittag of Trinidad, and Ginger (Ferroglio) Sabo and husband Bob Sabo of Pueblo, Co. Visitation will be Sunday, October 2 from 3:00 PM-4:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Monday, October 3, 2005 with recitation of the Most Holy Rosary at 9:30AM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel, followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:00AM at Holy Trinity Church. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family may be contacted at the home address. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Orazem, Erma M.
Erma M. Orazem - Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 2017 - Erma M. Orazem, 95, of Pueblo, Colo., was at peace and ready to be welcomed into our Lord's arms when she took her last breath, Friday, March 3, 2017. Mrs. Orazem was preceded in death by her husband, Louis, in 1997; and her son, Vincent, in 2010. Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Anna (Wayne) Wilkinson, Joe (Cheryl) Orazem, Mary Cae (Eddie) Weaver, Ed (Vicki) Orazem, Guy (Roxane) Orazem, Victor Orazem, Janet Chandler (fiancé, Steve Nevarez); daughter-in-law, Elaine Orazem; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grand-children and one great-great-granddaughter; numerous nieces, nephews and other loved ones and friends. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 10, 2017, at Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church. Rosary service at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.
Orazem, Florence Ann
Florence Ann Orazem - Pueblo Chieftain - July 6, 2014 - Florence Ann Orazem, 98, passed away July 2, 2014. Survived by daughters, Elizabeth “Cookie” Randall and Marilyn James (Jim) Rhoades; grandchildren, Kim (Ken) Dushinski, Julie (Juan) Sequeira, Michael Orazem and Randy (Richawna) James; and great-grandchildren, Natalie Sequeira Randall, Frank Sequeira Randall, Anya Dushinski, Kayden and Connor James; sisters-in-law, Rose and Anita Terlep; and other family and friends. Preceded in death by her husband, Harold E. Orazem; son, Jimmy “O” Orazem; parents; siblings, Albert, Stanley (Elsie), John (Vivian) and Edward (Helen) Terlep and Pauline (Jerry) Klintz. Florence was born in Pueblo on Dec. 3, 1915, to John J. and Elizabeth Terlep. She was a member of KSKJ Immaculate Conception Lodge 104 and Shrine of St. Therese. Florence was a great mother, great seamstress, accomplished cook and baker. Special thanks to Ruby Gonzales, Anna Escobedo, Sandy Gutierrez, Cindy Moreno, Regis Cody and the caring staff of Life Care Center, including Dr. Deb Urioste. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, July 7, 2014, at Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to PAWS through the funeral home.
Ore, Delisa Lee
Delisa Lee Ore - Denver Post - July 6, 2003 - Delisa Lee Ore of Franktown, died at her home July 3, 2003. Beloved wife of Keith; daughter of Elizabeth Bee Lee; mother of Justin Falsetto of Trinidad; sister of Erik and Dennis. Also survived by daughters: Christina and Emily; brother, B.J. Falsetto; and sister, Felicia Falsetto. Memorial service, Friday 2 p.m., Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 1091 S. Colorado Blvd. Memorial remembrances suggested to the Denver Dumb Friends League, 2080 S. Quebec St., Denver 80231.
O'Reskey, Michael William
Michael William O’Reskey – Pueblo Chieftain – May 7, 1964 – Funerals – Michael William O’Reskey. Rosary today, 8:30 p.m., Moynihan & O’Malia Funeral Home, Leadville. Requiem High Mass Friday, 9 a.m., St. Joseph Church, Leadville. Interment Leadville Cemetery.
Oreskey, Richard George
Richard George Oreskey - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 2017 - Richard George Oreskey, age 64, passed away unexpectedly June 9, 2017. Survived by wife, Mickie Oreskey; daughters, Melissa (Brad) Ritter and Michelle (Rickey) Jones; mother, Marie Oreskey; siblings, Susan (Pete) Juba, Janet (Carmen) Juliano and Michael (Sandy) Oreskey; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father, George F. Oreskey Jr.; grandparents, George F. and Anna Oreskey and John and Susan Smalley. Rick was born to George and Marie Oreskey on Oct. 24, 1952, in Pueblo. He worked at the Pueblo County Sheriff's Department, Pueblo Community College and was a deacon with the Diocese of Pueblo. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Vigil, 7 p.m. Thursday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, both services at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 414 W. 11th St. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
Oreskovich, Helen J.
Helen J. “Hannah” Oreskovich - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 2015 - Helen J. “Hannah” Oreskovich, born Oct. 12, in Pueblo, Colo., to the union of Jake and Anna Oreskovich and was the youngest of 10 children. Hannah went to be with the Lord on Feb. 20, 2015, in Pueblo. Survived by numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, siblings and numerous family members. Hannah enjoyed working, spending time with family and friends and was a collector of angels. Now she walks among the angels. She will be dearly missed. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Hannah’s memory to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office.
Oreskovich, Rosalie Florence
Rosalie Florence Oreskovich - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2017 - Rosalie Florence Oreskovich, 82, passed away on Dec. 14, 2017. She leaves behind her four children and their spouses, Dr. Tony G. (Celeste), Mark (Annie), Mary (Richard Warner) and Susan (Ken) Gornick; beloved grandchildren, Hannah, Jakob, Olivia, Molly and Willa Oreskovich, and Paul Joseph Gornick; cherished niece, Sue "Tinny" (John) Marchand; and best friend, Betty Uhernik. Rosalie was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Tony I. Oreskovich; her mother, Rosalie "Kitty" McLennan (who always called her daughter "Babe"); and her brothers, Malcolm, Joseph, Daniel and John McLennan. Born Aug. 25, 1935, in Weehawken, N.J., Rosalie was raised by her mother in Colorado Springs, where she graduated from St. Mary High School. While a blue-eyed undergrad at Denver's Loretto Heights College, she was set up on a blind date with a Regis student. That blind date, "Reskie," proved to be the love of her life. The two married and shared dreams for 52 years. A teacher by profession, Rosalie sacrificed individual goals and a career to selflessly lend support to her husband and raise her children. Not only did she give us life, but she gave us each a lovely life. A voracious reader, a student of words, a calligrapher, and a lover of all things Celtic, Rosalie took up competitive figure skating as a young girl. Trained at the Broadmoor, she also spent many winter hours blading across Prospect Lake with the help of a sail made for her by a kind neighbor. Our wish for Mom is that she has once again found that sail, the perfect breeze, and an eternity of smooth ice to carry her wherever she wishes to go, her strong legs and sure feet once again beneath her. Special thanks to Dr. James Stjernholm for decades of medical care and friendship; and to the compassionate caregivers at Brookdale of El Camino, who did all they could to help Rosalie (and her children and their families) find comfort and smiles during her final months, and hours, of life. A public Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, at Mount Carmel Church, Pueblo. A private interment of ashes will follow. Rosalie's family respectfully asks that in lieu of flowers, friends consider donations in her name to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the Alzheimer's Association.
Orge, Minnie B.
Minnie B. Orge - Chronicle News - December 15, 2005 - Minnie B. Orge, age 70, passed away on December 13, 2005 at St. Mary- Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, Co. She was born in Trinidad, Colorado on March 14, 1935 to Minnie (Trujillo) and Nicholas Martinez. She loved people and enjoyed spending time with her family, sisters, and friends. Preceding her in death are parents, Minnie and Nicholas Trujillo; husband Ramon Manuel Orge; grandson Eloy Orge and mother-in-law Rebecca Orge. Survivors are children, Del Marie (Anthony L.) Prieto, Trinidad, Arthur James (Corrine) Orge, Denver, Manuel Ramon (Nancy) Orge, Denver, Henry Eloy (Lorraine) Orge, Denver, Rebecca Shannon (Steven) Torres, Aurora; 13 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sisters, Jennie Martinez, Trinidad, Elizabeth Archuleta, Trinidad, Dorothy (Leroy) Baca, Trinidad; special friend John Lock Jr., PA; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 PM-7:00PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be Sunday, December 18, 2005 at 7:00PM at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, December 19, 2005 at 10:00 AM at Holy Trinity Church. Cremation will follow and private inurnment will follow at a later date at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Dave Perez, Ronnie Prieto, Israel Padilla, Anthony Prieto, Ernest Madrid, and Lott Passarelli. Immediately following the Rosary and funeral services, friends are invited to gather with the family at the Head Start School, 513 Alta. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Rebecca Orge - Chronicle News - April 14, 2003 - Rebecca Orge, age 88, passed away April 11, 2003 at the Trinidad State Nursing Home. She was born in Trinidad, Colorado on May 27, 1914 to Adelina (Sandoval) and Ceveriano Lovato. Rebecca was employed at Mercy Hospital as a laundress for 20 years until her retirement. She enjoyed reading and loved caring for her plants, flowers and garden. Preceding her in death are parents Adelina and Ceveriano Lovato, husband Manuel Orge, and son Ramon M. Orge. Survivors are daughter-in-law Minnie Orge, Trinidad, grandchildren Del Marie (Tony) Prieto, Trinidad, Arthur J. (Corrine) Orge, Manuel R. (Nancy) Orge, Henry E. (Lorraine) Orge, Rebecca S. (Steven) Torres, great-grandchildren Arthur J. (Valerie) Orge Jr., Ramona (Israel) Padilla, Anthony R. (Rose Ann) Preito and family, Megan (Ernest) Madrid, Ramon (Carla) Orge, Yvette Orge, Audra Orge, Marlene Orge, Jeremy Orge, Rick Torres, Gabby Padilla, great-great-grandchildren Vanessa Madrid, Babe Orge, all of Denver, Co., brothers Andrew Lovato, Trinidad, Arthur Lovato, Denver, sister Della (Simon) Aragon, Denver, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 15, 2003 from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be Tuesday, April 15, at 7:00 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Anthony R. Preito, Israel Padilla, Arthur James Orge Jr., Jeremy Orge, Ramon Manuel Orge and Ernest Madrid. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at St. Joseph’s Hall. Family may be contacted at 809 E. 3rd. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Origer, Dorothy Joann
Dorothy Joann Origer - Pueblo Chieftain - December 7, 2014 - Dorothy Joann Origer, born July 21, 1934, in Chicago, Ill., returned to our Heavenly Father on Dec. 4, 2014. Joann is survived by her daughters, Theresa Chavez, Rose (Barclay) Clark, Linda (Stephen) Di Dominico and Paula (Kent) Kirchner; six grandchildren, Angela and Jessica Chavez, Barclay and Cassidy Clark, Alicia (Troy) Rahner and Misty Kirchner; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis; her parents, Paul and Dorothea Drauden; and brother, Joseph Curran. Joann graduated from St. Anthony’s High School, Sterling. She attended Creighton Memorial/St. Joseph Hospital Nursing program, graduating from Creighton University in 1955 with her nursing diploma. She retired from Parkview Medical Center in 1997 after 31 years of service as the Nursing Director of Psychiatric Services and as an operating room nurse. She also taught the Surgical Tech Program at PCC from 1993 to 1995. She was a founding member of the Sangre de Cristo AORN Chapter. She held several offices as a member of the American Business Women’s Association and was voted Woman of the Year. Joann loved to travel the world, read, and play video poker. She was a loving and kind mother, grandmother, great-grandmother who generously shared her wisdom and faith. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation, 9 to 10 a.m., at Christ the King Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Inurnment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens Veterans Court of Honor. Arrangements, Imperial.
Edward Orin - Chronicle News - February 9, 2006 - Fatal accident involves Trinidad woman - Colorado State Patrol Troopers responded to a fatal crash on Interstate 25 at mile post 167, six miles north of Monument, Colo. at approximately 1:45 a.m. Wednesday morning. A 1987 Toyota passenger car driven by Myra Fisher, 56, of Trinidad was traveling southbound when the Toyota drifted over and collided with a FedEx semi-truck driven by Edward Orin, 46, of Alamosa. The semi ran off the right side of the road and rolled one-half time. The driver of the semi was pronounced dead at the scene. The three occupants of the Toyota, including the driver, Faye Fisher, 37, and Anthony Fisher, 20, were transported to Penrose Medical Center in Colorado Springs with moderate injuries. FedEx managers were notified and responded to the scene. The right lane of southbound I-25 was closed temporarily for crash investigation, reopening at 8:35 a.m. The driver of the Toyota, Myra Fisher, was charged with Careless Driving causing death. CSP investigators did not suspect alcohol or drugs to be a factor in the crash.
Sophie Orlovich - Pueblo Chieftain - December 8, 2015 - Sophie Orlovich, 85, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. She was born on Nov. 23, 1930, in Chicago, Ill., to Joyce Yagnich and Nikola Orlovich, who preceded her in death. Sophie is survived by her brother, Bob (Norma) Yagnich; and niece, Nicole (Carlos) Murillo and their children Anthony, Emma and Elias. The family would like to thank Patrick and JoAnn Vigil and their family for taking such good care of Sophie over the years. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 9, at the George McCarthy Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Sangre De Cristo Hospice.
Janet Ornelas - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2016 - Janet Lee Guerrero-Ornelas, 43, passed away Jan. 15, 2016, with her family at her bedside. A lifetime Puebloan, she was born June 12, 1972, to proud parents, Rose Guerrero and Leroy Jiron. She graduated from Centennial, attended USC, and worked at Pueblo Bank & Trust in the Resource Department. Janet was a member of St. Joseph’s Council of Catholic Women. She was preceded in death by grandparents, Sam and Connie Guerrero and Jose and Virginia Jiron. Janet is survived by her son, Gabriel T. Ornelas; her parents, Rose and Leroy; her siblings, Melissa Jiron and Lee Jiron; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Rosary, 6:30 p.m. Thursday; funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, both services at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the church hall following the burial rites.
Ornelas, Ramon M.
Ramon M. Ornelas - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 2015 - Ramon M. Ornelas 82, of Rocky Ford, passed away July 29, 2015, in Pueblo, Colo. Rosary, 10:30 a.m., funeral Mass, 11 a.m., both Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Rocky Ford. Arrangements by Johnson-Romero Family Funeral Home.
Orona, Frank Jr.
Frank Orona Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 2016 - Frank Orona Jr., 88, a lifetime Puebloan, passed away Dec. 25, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Nov. 8, 1928, to the union of Frank and Ruth (Byrd) Orona Sr., who preceded him in death; along with his loving wife, Maxine Baca Orona; brothers, Daniel Orona, Edward Orona; sister, Virginia Gutierrez; great-grand-son, Carlos Sandoval; and several in-laws. Frank retired with 42 years of service from the rail mill at the CF&I. Since his retirement, reading was one of his major hobbies. He was a history buff; his knowledge was impeccable. He also enjoyed watching the Denver Broncos, having a cold Budweiser and working in his workshop. Most of all, Frank loved being with his family and spending quality time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Frank leaves to cherish his memory, his children, Lorraine (Joshua) Boddie, Linda Orona (Dean) Holcomb, Rudy (Maggie) Orona; siblings, Stella (Frank) Romero, Maria (Victor) Lopez, Phyllis (Tim) Roldan; in-laws, Lucille Orona, Debra Duran, Mary Lou Baca, Richard Roldan and Rosie Trujillo; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; special friends, Shirley “Ten Speed” and the Refrigerator Girls, John (Gloria) Carrillo and Vince (Susie) Kayitah; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends who loved Frank. Rosary, 1:15 p.m. Saturday; Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 2 p.m., both at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
Orr, David Lee
David Lee Orr - Montgomery & Steward - June 20, 2015 - David Lee Orr, 53, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away June 15, 2015. Survived by his wife, Sharon Orr; father, Alvin L. Orr; and extended family. Preceded in death by his mother, Phyllis Orr and brother, Mark Orr. David was born to Alvin and Phyllis Orr on May 30, 1962, in Pueblo. He worked at Apex Manufacturing and enjoyed camping and fishing. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, June 22, 2015, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Carol Wagner officiating. Memorials may be made to First Congregational Church through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003.
Orr, Rosella Marie
Rosella Marie Davis Orr - Huerfano World - July 1, 2016 - Born to Arthur Lee and Alma Matilda Davis during one of the worst snow storms they endured on the prairie, Rosella Marie Davis Orr entered this world on January 18, 1923 at the first ranch house east of Walsenburg in Huerfano County, Colorado. She attended elementary school in several of the one-room schoolhouses and graduated from Walsenburg High School in 1939 and stayed home for a year to help her mother with her youngest sibling. She worked her way through three years of college at Adams State, attending year round and graduated with a secondary teaching certificate in physical education, having never had time to study. She worked in Sargents and Center where she was known as “the warden” by her students. She met the love of her life on Veteran’s Day 1945 at the Elks Lodge in Alamosa. She married Byron (Bill) F. Orr on August 10, 1946 at the Methodist Church in Walsenburg. They had three daughters, Micki, Patricia, and Barbara. She was a full time homemaker until 1961 when she returned to work as a substitute teacher. With the girls out on their own, Rosella took graduate classes in special education while living with her brother Edgar and sister-in-law Margaret in Alamosa. Rosella then came back to Walsenburg to teach. After a few years, she moved to Cuchillo, New Mexico to help her sister Thelma and niece Gayle run the Cuchillo Bar and Store. The store burned down in 2008 and Thelma moved to her new home in Caballo. In 2010, Rosella again returned to Walsenburg and bought a house on Sixth Street where she lived independently until age-related macular degeneration and osteoarthritis made it hard to live alone. Rosella moved in with her daughter and son-in-law in 2012 and they relocated to Coaldale, Colorado where on July 2, 2016 she passed away in her bed. She is survived by her daughters, their husbands, two granddaughters, a great-grandson, several nieces and nephews, and her younger brother Milton. Miss you every day, Rosella and we’ll never forget what we should have done instead of what we did.
Alberto Ortega – Walsenburg World – May 9, 1912 – Died at Bear Creek, April 28, 1912, Alberto Ortega, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Ortega, age 8 months, and 21 days.
Antonina (Toni) Ortega - Chronicle News - August 9, 2012 - With deep sadness we announce that Antonina (Toni) Ortega, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 5, 2012. Although we grieve deeply, our hearts are filled with joy that although she is absent from the body, she is present with the Lord! Antonina Ortega, age 80, entered into eternal rest in Colorado Springs. She was born January 21, 1932 in Valorso, Colorado to Monico and Silveria Mestas. Toni married Arthur J. Ortega on March 11, 1950 in Raton, N.M. Toni and Art moved their family to Colorado Springs in 1961 where they resided until returning to Trinidad in 2004. Toni accepted Jesus Christ as her savior in 1973 and was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Among her interests, she loved to travel and attended many church conventions throughout the U.S. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Arthur, brothers Peter and Alex Mestas, and sisters Cecilia Valdez, Tilde Suazo, and Clara Montoya. Toni is survived by her three children Mae (Eligio) Cepeda, Neil Ortega and Mona (Reggie) Pantoya; grandchildren Leah & Solomon, Orlando & Joseph, and Jessi and Jonathan; and six great-grandchildren all of Colorado Springs. She is also survived by brothers Leonard Mestas and his wife Viola of Denver, Ben Mestas and his wife Mary of Trinidad; and Orlando Mestas of Williamsburg, CO; sisters Helen Lopez and her husband Abel of Florence, Co., and Bea Baca and her husband Tim of Williamsburg, CO. Carrying her to rest will be Pallbearers Orlando Ortega, Joseph Ortega, Solomon Cepeda, Carlos Trujillo, Nathan Trujillo, and Amos Montoya. Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. While we look not at the things which are seen; but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. 2 Cor. 4:16, 18 We love you mother and will miss you so much, but know we will see you again real soon!! Visitation will be Thursday, August 9, 2012, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home, 335 East Main Street, Trinidad. Celebration of Life will follow at 7 p.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel; service will be Friday, August 10, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Starkville Cemetery.
Ortega, Arthur Frank
Arthur Frank (Shadow) Ortega - Chronicle News - February 10, 2010 - Arthur Frank (Shadow) Ortega passed away on February 7, 2010. He was born to Eleuterio Ortega and Juanita Padilla on May 17, 1924 in Trinidad. At a young age he enlisted into the army in March 1941 and was first stationed at the Panama Canal. Once Pearl Harbor was attacked, he was then sent to Australia, then on to New Guinea and finally was part of the forces that occupied Japan after their surrender. He was a local business man owning several properties and operating Auturo’s Restaurant and the Savoy Hotel and Café. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Alfonzo and Lutherio; sisters, Rosina and Amalia and his wife, Connie Vigil Ortega. He is survived by his brother, Alonso Ortega; his sister, Juanita George; three children, Steven (Carol) Ortega, Vince Blomquist and Twyla (Daniel) Sokolewicz; grand children, Carson (Elizabeth) Ortega, Steven (Michele) Ortega, Matthew (Carrie) Blomquist, Nathan (Terry) Greyman, Michael (Pamela) Blomquist, Dana (Aaron) Sokolewicz, Loren (Josh) Sokolewicz, Drew (Mandy) Borja; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He is also survived by Toni Mae (Montoya) Blomquist and many nieces and nephews that loved him as a father. He will be greatly missed by all the family and the many friends he made over the years. The pallbearers will be the grandsons, Carson Ortega, Steven Ortega, Matthew Blomquist, Nathan Greyman, Michael Blomquist and Drew Borja. Honorary pallbearers are Raymond George, Arthur (Dody) Vigil and Ed-ward Vigil. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 10, 2010 with Rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. at Comi Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Ortega, Arthur J.
Arthur J. Ortega - Chronicle News - May 25, 2007 - With deep sadness we announce that Arthur J. Ortega, age 78, loving husband, father and grandfather passed into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 23, 2007 in Trinidad, CO. We will miss him dearly, but our hearts are filled with joy that although he is absent from the body he is present with the Lord. He was born September 3, 1928 in Starkville, Co, to Romolo and Barbara (Shannon) Ortega. Arthur attended school in Starkville and joined the army for WWII by claiming he was older than he really was to allow him entry. After the war he married Antonina “Toni” Mestas in Raton, NM. Arthur and Toni moved to Colorado Springs in 1961 and lived there until returning to Trinidad in 2004. While in Colorado Springs he worked for Davis Brothers Wholesale and for the U.S. Postal Service for twenty years. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church and was born again in 1977. He loved all sports and was a Yankees and Broncos fan, he also loved to go fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Tony, Leo and Jesse Ortega. He is survived by his wife Toni, Trinidad; son Neil Ortega, Northglenn, CO; daughters Mae (Lico) Cepeda, Colorado Springs; Mona (Reggie) Pantoya, Colorado Springs; grandchildren Leah and Solomon; Orlando and Joseph; Jessi and four great-grandchildren; brothers Joe (Mercy) Ortega, Denver; Edward “Peeps” Ortega, Denver; Leona (Sol) Fransua, Trinidad;, and numerous nephews and nieces. Pallbearers will be Orlando Ortega, Joseph Ortega, Solomon Cepeda, Anthony Shannon, Larry Suazo and Paul Valdez. Visitation will be Friday, May 25, 2007, from 3:00P.M. to 7:00P.M. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will follow the visitation at 7:00P.M. at the funeral home with Rev. Larry Davis and Rev. Nick Trujillo officiating. The funeral service will be Saturday May 26, 2007 at 11:00A.M. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home followed by a burial at the Starkville Cemetery. “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. While we look not at the things which are seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” We will miss you dad, but we know that we will see you again!! The family has entrusted Mullare- Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.
Charles Ortega – Walsenburg World – February 3, 1910 – Died, Thursday, January 27, 1910, Charles Ortega, of pneumonia. Deceased was a son of Frank Ortega and was 24 years of age. He died at the Southern Hotel.
Connie Ortega - Chronicle News - August 30, 2005 - Connie Ortega, age 79, died August 25, 2005 in Trinidad. CO. She was born May 2, 1926 in Trinidad, CO to Onesimo and Sylvia (DeAguero) Vigil. She graduated from Trinidad High School and attended Trinidad State Junior College. She was a business woman who owned and worked in a number of businesses including hotel, restaurant, tax service, grocery store owner, and property management. She was united in marriage to Arthur “Shadow” Ortega in 1963. She loved her trips to Cripple Creek and Las Vegas. She was preceded in death by her parents, and nephew John Hadad. She is survived by her husband Arthur; sons, Steve (Carol) Ortega, Trinidad; Vincent Blomquist, Trinidad; daughter Twyla (Dan) Sokolowicz, Chicago, IL; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sisters, Bernice V. (Leo) Hadad, Phoenix, AZ; Shirley V. (Joe V.) Quintana, Albuquerque, NM; nephews, Joseph O. Quintana, Raymond I. Quintana; Stanley V. Quintana; nieces, Terese Q. Hibbert and Denise Hadad; and numerous other cousins. Pallbearers were Dave Armijo, Joe Chavez, Sal Velarde, Floyd Barela, Frank Velarde, and Ray Lopez. Visitation was Sunday, August 28 from 2 pm to 6 pm. A Rosary was held Monday, August 29 at 9 am at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral mass was Monday, August 29 at 10 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Tom Melancon, S.J., officiating. Burial followed at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.
Eloy Ortega – Walsenburg World – August 12, 1909 – Died at Toltec, Colorado, on Friday, August 6, 1909, Eloy Ortega, age 4 years, two months and two days. Deceased was a son of Temio Ortega of Toltec. The body was buried in the Catholic Cemetery at Walsenburg on Saturday.
Ortega, Eloy (Mrs.)
Mrs. Eloy Ortega – Walsenburg World – January 15, 1903 – Died at Midway, Colorado, Sunday night, January 11, 1903, Mrs. Eloy Ortega, at the age of 37 years. Funeral services were conducted from the Catholic Church in Walsenburg Tuesday morning.
Ortega, Francisco (Son of)
Son of Francisco Ortega – Walsenburg World – May 15, 1902 – A son of Francisco Ortega of Midway Mines died of diphtheria last week. He was about nine years of age.
Ortega, Louis N.
Louis N. Ortega - Chronicle News - July 12, 2016 - Louis N. Ortega, former resident of Trinidad, passed away January 16, 2016 at the age of 89. Survivors include wife Dora, and brothers, Leonard (Violeta) Ortega, NM, Byrdell (Pat) Ortega, Calif. Graveside services will be held Friday July 15, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Local arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Luis Espinoza Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2016 - Luis Espinoza Ortega. Rosary, 9:15 a.m. Thursday, St. Joseph Church. Complete notice later.
Miguel Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 2017 - Miguel Ortega, 94, passed away Sept. 19, 2017; born Sept. 17, 1923. Miguel was a Navy veteran of World War II. Preceded in death by his wife, Tilly Ortega, in 2013. Survived by sister, Lucy Madrid of California. He is also survived by five children, Sharon (Larry Morlas), Jeri (Ross) Garcia, Mike (Anita) Ortega, Barbara (Vince) Perez and Frank Ortega; numerous grand-children, great-grand-children, nieces and nephews. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, also at Adrian Comer.
Ortega, Mildred M.
Mildred M. Ortega - Chronicle News - January 15, 2004 - Mildred M. Ortega, 86, a resident of Las Vegas, Nevada and former resident of Trinidad, Colorado, died on November 7, 2003. Mildred was born on September 9, 1917 in Berwind, Colorado to former Las Animas County Assessor Isaac Sandoval and Marguerite Abeyta Sandoval. She was raised in Trinidad and attended Trinidad High School. She is survived by her husband, Alonzo Ortega; sons Ronald Ortega of Concord, California, and Gregory Ortega of Las Vegas, Nevada; daughters Patricia (Roy) Palmer of Riverside, California, and Roxane Ortega of Las Vegas, Nevada; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by three brothers, Harold I. Sandoval (deceased May 16, 1989), Raymond D. Sandoval (deceased September 7, 1980), and Jack A. Sandoval (deceased April 10, 2001); and sister Evelyn V. Sandoval (deceased August 5, 2002). She is survived by two sisters, Alice (Arthur R.) Baca of Littleton, Colorado, and Elizabeth “Betty Mae” Senia of Henderson, Nevada; sister-in-law Irene R. Sandoval (Jack A. Sandoval, deceased April 10, 2001) of Henderson, Nevada; and brother-in-law Arthur “Shadow” Ortega of Trinidad, Colo. A memorial service was held on November 13, 2003 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Las Vegas, Nevada and burial at Veterans Memorial Park in Boulder, Nevada.
Mr. Ortega – Walsenburg World – September 25, 1903 – Killed by Horse – An old Mexican by the name of Ortega was run down and injured by a horse at Aguilar Wednesday morning and died the same afternoon. A horse race was being run and Ortega was run into by a horse, the hoof striking his head and completely severing his ear from his head and that with numerous other cuts and bruises caused his death.
Pete Ortega - Chronicle News - December 18, 2003 - Pete Ortega, age 73 of Denver, Colorado, formerly of Velasquez Plaza, passed away on December 3, 2003. He is survived by one brother, Manuel (Bea) Ortega, Denver; one sister, Josie (Rudy) Sandoval, Denver; one aunt Margaret Ortega, Trinidad; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation was on Tuesday, December 9, 2003 and Mass was at All Saints Catholic Church on Wednesday, December 10, 2003. Entombment was at Crown Hill Cemetery, Denver, Colo.
Richard Donald Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - December 6, 2015 - Richard Donald Ortega, 66, departed this life Nov. 28, 2015, at St. Anthony Hospital in Denver Colo. Richard was born May 31, 1949 in Roosevelt County to parents, Justo Ortega Sr. and Lorenza Ortega; they preceded him in death; along with brothers, Leroy Ortega, Billy Ortega; and sister, Jenny Johnson. He is survived by siblings, Justo (Chris) Ortega Jr., Gilbert Ortega, Isidro “Joseph” Ortega, Johnny Ortega, Lee Ortega, Mary Ann (Richard) Stickler, Rosie Ortega, Mary Lou (Levi) Trujillo and Katie Ortega; other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Angelus Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family to receive friends in the Zaragoza Hall following burial rites.
Tobias J. Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - October 7, 2014 - Tobias J. Ortega, 94, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 5, 2014. Viewing prior to services. Rosary, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Mary Help of Christians Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
Ruth Ortega-Lopez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 2015 - Ruth Ortega-Lopez, 87, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015. Born Sept. 4, 1927, Ruth was a longtime resident of Trinidad and Pueblo. She is survived by daughters, Carol (Henry) Valdez and Bernadette (Ray) Salas; siblings; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all. At her request, cremation has taken place; no services will be held.
Ruth Ortega-Lopez - Chronicle News - August 21, 2015 - Ruth Ortega-Lopez, 87, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2015. Born September 4, 1927, Ruth was a long time resident of Trinidad and Pueblo. She is survived by daughters, Carol (Henry) Valdez and Bernadette (Ray) Salas; siblings; 7 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all. At her request, cremation has taken place; no services will be held.
Marsimilano Ortego – Walsenburg World – March 25, 1904 –Fatal Accident – While Marsimilano Ortego of San Luis, Colorado was cleaning a gun at the home of his father, Frank Ortego, at Pryor, on Wednesday evening, the gun was in some way discharged, the ball entering the heart, causing instant death. Mr. Ortego was a single man and was 21 years, six months and eight days old; born in New Mexico. He came from San Luis only last Sunday to visit his parents at Pryor funeral services were held from the Catholic Church yesterday, and interment was made in the Catholic Cemetery.
Gilbert Ortez - The Daily Camera - December 31, 2011 - Gilbert, son of Amelia and Isadore Ortez, Sr. was born May 23, 1923 in Trinidad, Colorado. He passed away December, 25, 2011. He resided at Balfour Retirement Community. Gilbert lived in Boulder for over 40 years. He served in the Navy during World War II. After serving he went on to University of Colorado for both Bachelor of Fine Arts and Masters of Art Degrees. He taught at both Elementary, High School and Adult Education before retiring after 37.9 years in the Denver Public School system. Preceding Gilbert in death was his wife of 34 years, Marilou Ortez. Gilbert leaves behind his only child, Gregory and his wife Joyce Ortez. Grandchildren Scott and his wife Julie, Charlotte and Sara Ortez. Great grandchildren Lauren, Katherine and Christian Ortez as well as numerous friends at Balfour Retirement Community and many students. Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Scripture Service, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, 11:30 am. Both services at Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary. Interment, Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Isabel Ortez – Pueblo Chieftain – April 3, 1921 – Funeral Notices – The funeral of Isabel Ortez was held yesterday morning at 10 o’clock from the McMinn chapel. Burial was in Roselawn.
Ortibez, James Lee
James Lee Ortibez - Huerfano World - September 25, 2015 - James Lee Ortibez, May 2, 1976 to August 30, 2015 - James Lee Ortibez, 39, of Ft Lauderdale, Florida passed away August 30, 2015. James was born in Denver, CO on May 2, 1976. James’s main occupation was as an auto mechanic, and fabrication welder. He was also certified in H-Vac installation. James graduated from high school at East Grand School District in Granby, CO, where he was on the wrestling team. James was preceded in death by his father, Carl Lee Ortibez; great grandmother, Julia Komaroski; grandmother, Louise George; grandmother, Pricilla Treiber; aunt, Patricia (Payne) George; and godparent, Dave Jaramillo. James is survived by his son, Austin James Ortibez, of Granby, CO; mother, Mary (George) Ortibez, of Winter Park, CO; aunts and uncles, Josette Balardetta of Rifle, CO; Donna (Balardetta) Howlett of Pueblo, CO; Theresa (George) and James Camerden of Colorado Springs; Paul George of Walsenburg; Manuel and Lori Sierra of Denver, CO; Theresa (Sierra) and Alan Espinoza and Linda Treiber of Walsenburg; godmother Barbara Jaramillo; and numerous cousins. A celebration of James’ life will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 11 am in Mazzone Hall, 118 East 7th Street, Walsenburg.
Theodore Ortibis – Walsenburg World – July 10, 1903 – Theodore Ortibis of Turkey Creek, age 26 years, passed away last Friday.
Fermire Ortis – Pueblo Chieftain – April 3, 1921 – Funeral Notices – Fermire Ortis, aged 55 years, died at 206 Aroya avenue, April 1, 1921. Body at Whiton’s. Funeral at Mt. Carmel church Monday at 9 o’clock. Burial in Roselawn.
Lucas Ortiviz - Pueblo Chieftain - February 1, 2015 - Lucas Ortiviz, 83, passed away peacefully on Jan. 27, 2015, with his wife and children at his bedside. He was born Oct. 9, 1931, in Gardner, Colo., to the union of Anastacio and Carmelita (Martinez) Ortiviz; both preceded him in death; along with a daughter, Ruth; grandson, Ruben James; and son-in-law, Art Garza. Lucas married his soulmate, Mary R. Trujillo, on Jan. 22, 1955, with God’s richest blessings of 60 years of love. Lucas was a Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. He retired from CF&I with 35 years of service in the 14-inch finishing mill. Lucas enjoyed fishing, camping and hunting. He was famous for making his pico de gallo and popcorn ready to watch his favorite team, the Denver Broncos. But what was most important to him, was spending time with all his family whom he loved so very much. Lucas is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ortiviz; his children, JoAnn (Matt Gomez) Garza, Victor Ortiviz, Loretta (Paul) Garcia and Bob Ortiviz; siblings, Elodia Medina, Erma (Enrique) Guzman, Rita Delgado, Larry (Nancy) Ortiviz; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary, 9:15 a.m. Monday, with funeral Mass to follow at 10 a.m., both at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Father Benjamin Bacino as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following burial rites.
Ortiz, Agnes Ercilia
Agnes Ercilia Ortiz - Chronicle News - October 6, 2016 - Agnes Ercilia Ortiz, age 94, passed away September 26, 2016. She was born May 14, 1922. She was a life long resident of Trinidad, Colo. Agnes married Jesus Ortiz on February 10, 1945. They were married for 70 years. Together they raised six children. Agnes was a hard working and faithful wife, loving mother, gentle grandmother, kifling maker, kingdom preacher and friend to many. She will be truly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband Jesus, son Dennis, son-in-law Paul Hayden, She is survived by her daughters, Arleen Hayden, Loretta and Tom Hannah and her sons Rick “Tez” and Elizabeth Ortiz, Dean and Barbara Ortiz, Darryl and Annamarie Ortiz; along with 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1713 Goodale Ave., Trinidad, Colo. at 2 p.m.
Ortiz, Alfred B.
Alfred B. Ortiz - Chronicle News - August 18, 2003 - Alfred B. Ortiz, age 96, passed away at the Trinidad State Nursing Home on August 14, 2003. He was born in Mora, New Mexico on August 20, 1906 to Seferina (Martinez) and Emelio Ortiz. Alfred was united in marriage to Barbara Maldonado in 1939. He was a lifetime rancher in the area for many years. He was also employed by the Doherty & Sons Cattle Company for 33 years. Alfred loved spending time with his family and attending his grandchildren’s’ football, basketball and track activities. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Barbara Ortiz, and brothers Ernest, Ralph, Louie and Emelio. Survivors are sons Tom (Judee) Ortiz, Trinidad, Felix Ortiz and Karen Kmetz, Trinidad, Alfred (Virginia) Ortiz, Trinidad; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews including, Donald, Margie, Rosella, Louie, Ernie, Nina, Bob and Patty, and other relatives. Visitation will be Monday, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be recited Monday, August 18, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, August 19, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Rusty Guzzo, Terry Hessler, Neil Berry, Gene Ortiz and Greg Ortiz. Active pallbearers are Art Trujillo, Rueben Vigil, Erik Ortiz, Brett Ortiz, Chris Vigil and John (Tanky) Doherty. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at the Twin Pines (Golf Course). Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to the Trinidad State Nursing Home in Alfred’s memory. The family may be contacted at the Tom Ortiz residence, 15801 Hwy. 239. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Ortiz, Amy Kathryn
Amy Kathryn Ortiz - Chronicle News - October 5, 2004 - Amy Kathryn Ortiz, age 25, passed away unexpectedly at home on October 1, 2004. She was born in Denver, Colorado on August 13, 1979 to Kathy (Metcalf) and William Ortiz. Amy attended Trinidad schools graduating from Trinidad High School in 1997. She attended Trinidad State Junior College and took a Dental Assistant Course. She enjoyed collecting Betty Boop and Ladybug items, and bowling. She loved being with her family, nieces and her many friends. Currently Amy was employed as an assistant manager for the First American Cash Advance Co. Preceding her in death are grandfathers Sam Metcalf and Eloy Ortiz; and grandmother Elsie Howell. Survivors are mother Kathy (Robert) Howell, Trinidad; father William (Releta) Ortiz, Trinidad; sister Lisa Velasquez, Denver; grandmothers LaVon Metcalf, Trinidad, Vera Ortiz, Trinidad; grandfather Bob Howell, Trinidad; nieces Tristan and Marissa Velasquez; and her beloved puppy “Echo”; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many dear friends. Memorial Visitation will be Wednesday, October 6, 2004 from 6:00PM-8:00PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Thursday, October 7, 2004 at 10:00AM at First Christian Church with Pastor Cary Nelson officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Immediately following the services friends are invited to gather with the family at the El Rancho. Friends wishing to do so may make contributions to Noah’s Ark, P.O. Box 478, Trinidad, Colorado 81082. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Arlene Ortiz - Chronicle News - September 6, 2006 - Arlene Ortiz, retired nurse, passed away at Parkview Hospital on August 29, 2006 at the age of 76. Arlene was born on March 30, 1930 to Mose and Elizabeth Pacheco. She attended Harwood Presbyterian Junior High in Albuquerque, NM. She was a graduate of Trinidad High School and received her LPN Nursing Degree in 1963 from Trinidad State Junior College. On November 2, 1947, Arlene was united in marriage to George S. Ortiz at the Spanish Presbyterian Church in Trinidad, CO. Arlene worked as a nurse for private doctors in the Trinidad area and also at Mt. San Rafael Hospital and the Trinidad State Nursing Home where she retired in 2004. She enjoyed reading, watching her favorite soap operas, she was an exceptional cook and was an avid Bronco fan. Arlene was a woman of faith and was very active in the United Presbyterian Church where she served as Deacon for many years. She will best be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother, doting grandmother and great grandmother, caring sister, and dedicated caregiver. Arlene will be missed by those whose lives she touched. Preceding her in death are parents, Mose and Elizabeth Pacheco, brothers Danny, John, Bill, Sam, sister-in-law Corrine Pacheco, and brother-in-law Rev. Eluid Ortega. Survivors are husband of 59 years George S. Ortiz, daughters Georganne (Jack) Vallejos, Jeanine (David) Esquibel, son George S. (Cathy) Ortiz Jr., grandchildren, J.J. (Selina) Vallejos, Juan Carlos (Jessica) Vallejos, Gina Maria Esquibel, great grandchildren Courtney Ann, Jackielynn, Marcos Juan, Jamielynn, Jessielynn, Diego Juan Vallejos, Anthony David Martinez, sister Ruth Ortega, brothers Raymond, David, and Richard Pacheco, brothers-in-law Ruben (Flora) Ortiz, Jesus (Agnes) Ortiz, sister-in-law Bessie Oritz, numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral Services will be held for both Arlene and her brother Bill Pacheco on Friday, September 8, 2006 at 10:00AM at United Presbyterian Church with Pastor Gary Gardner officiating. Internment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Immediately following the services friends are invited to gather with the family at the Quality Inn. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Ortiz, Braulio P.
Braulio P. Ortiz - Chronicle News - February 24, 2004 - Braulio P. Ortiz, 79, died Thursday, February 19, 2004, in Denver, Colorado. He was born on March 30, 1924 to Telesforo and Panfilia (Padilla) Ortiz in Naranjtto, Puerto Rico. He married Theresa Cordova in November of 1954 in New York. He was a farmer in Puerto Rico and worked as a cook in New York before working as a handyman, painter, plumber and electrician. He was a jack-of-all trades. He was a wonderful son, brother, father and friend who loved life to the fullest. He was a great comedian and will never be forgotten. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Salvador, Juan, Eladio, and Piano Ortiz; and sister Carmen Ortiz. He is survived by his wife Theresa, Denver; son Jesse (Miriam) Ortiz, Denver; daughters, Lilly (Felix) Ocasio, Aurora, and Carmen (George) Tavares, Trinidad; brother Telesforo (Virginia) Ortiz, Puerto Rico; sister Alice Ortiz, New York; grandchildren Maria T. Ocasio, Daniel B. Ortiz, Sophia Tavares, Jesse C. Ortiz, Anna Ocasio and Alexandra Ortiz; great-grandchild Jay-den Ortiz; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Rosary will be Tuesday, February 24 at 9:00 a.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Thomas Melancon, S.J., as the celebrant. Interment will be at the St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Aguilar. Pallbearers will be Felix Ocasio, Jesse Ortiz, George Tavares, David Ortiz, Bobby Romero, and Fernando Cordova. The family of Braulio P. Ortiz has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.
Ortiz, Cheryl Lynn
Cheryl Lynn Tenorio Ortiz - Huerfano World Journal - May 25, 2017 - Cheryl Lynn Tenorio Ortiz, 43, of Denver, passed away May 18, 2017. Cheryl was born on May 14, 1974 to Conrad and Orpha Tenorio. Cheryl is survived by her husband, Robin Ortiz, daughters Savannah and Autum Valdez, stepdaughter Caitlin Ortiz; her mother, Orpha Tenorio; her brothers, Andrew (Shuree) and Conrad (Rose); sister Connie (Mike) Gordon, godfather, Gilbert Olguin; dearly loved grandma, Flo; in-laws Fred and Dee Ortiz and Dave and Cindy Ortiz; the father of her daughters, Art Valdez; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; nieces Makesha, Charli, Tiffany, Taylor, and Destany; and her pets whom she dearly loved, Foxy, Pepe, and her fish. Cheryl enjoyed camping, 4-wheeling, and being with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Conrad Tenorio, her grandparents, and her godmother, Sarah Olguin. Services will be held Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 10 am at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Boies-Ortega is in charge of arrangements.
Christiana “Christe” Ortiz - Chronicle News - March 16, 2016 - Christiana “Christe” Ortiz, our beloved mother, departed this life on Saturday, March 12, 2016. The first of 7 children, she was born on May 9, 1932 to Josephine and Agapito Lujan in Jaroso Canyon, Colo. On January 22, 1949, Christe married Toribio Ortiz at St. Joseph’s Church in Gulnare, Colo. She then moved to Vigil canyon and resided in Gulnare on the family ranch until 2007, when she relocated to Colorado Springs with her daughters. Christe was a long-time member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Aguilar, Colo. And most recently, she was a member of Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church in Black Forest, Colo. As a devoted rancher’s wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Christe’s family was the most important thing in her life. She can always be remembered by her great smile, her warm caring and giving nature, her great cooking, and her beautiful crochet projects. She loved all children and taking care of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren was pure joy. Preceding Christe in death are her parents Josephine and Agapito Lujan, her husband Toribio Ortiz, son Leonard Ortiz, brother Pete Lujan, sisters Ascencion Sanchez and Irene Torres, and infant sisters and brother. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Art (Patti) Ortiz, Alamosa, Colo.; Tim Ortiz, Gulnare, Colo.; Violet Ortiz, Elbert, Colo.; Sharon Ortiz (Chad Bilstein), Colorado Springs, Colo.; Anthony (Maria) Ortiz, Colorado Springs, Colo.; sister Stella (Neil) Scritchfield; brother Joe Lujan; brother Adolfo (Cheryl) Lujan; sister in law Theresa Lujan; and many beloved nephews and nieces. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Jeune (Christianna) Ortiz, Patrick Ortiz, Regina (Bruce) Denton, Crystal (Todd) Levesque, Tim (Becky) Ortiz Jr., Mike (Keylee) Ortiz, Roger Roscoe Jr., Zachary Roscoe, Jared Bilstein, and the “soon to be” Marshall Ortiz. Great grandchildren: Bryan Denton, Blake Denton, Brianna Denton, Garrick Levesque, Charlyee Ortiz, Kashyn Ortiz, Racee Ortiz, Tim Ortiz III, Trinity Ortiz, and Kaycee “Christiana” Ortiz. Family Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m., and Public Visitation from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel in Trinidad, Colo. Visitation and Viewing will be held on Thursday, March 17th, 2016 at 9a.m. at St, Anthony’s Church in Aguilar, Colo. Rosary will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. Honorary pallbearers are Jeune Ortiz, Regina Denton, Crystal Levesque, and Marshall Ortiz. Active pallbearers will be her six grandsons, Tim Ortiz Jr., Mike Ortiz, Roger Roscoe, Patrick Ortiz, Zach Roscoe, and Jared Bilstein. Interment will follow at the Trujillo Creek Cemetery, where she will be buried next to her husband.
Daniel Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 2017 - Daniel Ortiz of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 7, 2017. He was born on May 1, 1951, to Dick and Katie Ortiz. He is survived by his loving wife, Nadine Ortiz; children, Daniel (Rebecca) Ortiz and Danielle Ortiz; and grandchildren, Josh and Aria; mother-in-law, Esther Pena; siblings, Dolores (Jose) Valdez, Timothy Ortiz, John (Jessica) Pena, Mary (Carmen) Hernandez, Pat Pena, Gilbert Pena, Joe Pena, Chris (Chris) Pena, Evelyn (Dallas) Payne, Vivian (Henry) Lopez, Steve (Janet) Pena, Carol (John) Murphy; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Daniel also is survived by those he loved as his own, Josh Soto, Victoria, Camille, Meranda, Ashlyn and Esperanza. He enjoyed his spiritual family within Jehovah’s organization. Special thank you to Jose, Nicole and Melissa for caring for him. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 12, 2017, at the Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave.
Ortiz, David Jr.
David Ortiz Jr. - Chronicle News - November 13, 2004 - David Ortiz Jr., age 88, passed away at the Trinidad State Nursing Home on October 31, 2004. He was born on June 26, 1916 to Guadalupe (Madrid) and David Ortiz Sr., in Villa Nueva, New Mexico where be attended school as a young child. In 1925, Dave came to Trinidad where he attended public schools. In the late thirties, he joined the CC Camp where he worked. He was also a pitcher for the CC Camp baseball team. He was employed as a coal miner, having worked for various mines including Morely and Valdez. He was then employed by the C&S and Santa Fe Railroad, and then at the Gerber Company in Oakland, California until his retirement. Dave enjoyed attended the annual Peach Harvest in Grand Junction. He liked to watch the Rockies and Broncos. Preceding him in death are parents, David and Guadalupe Ortiz Sr.; brothers Joe Ortiz, Frank Ortiz, Orlando Ortiz, Pano Ortiz; and sister Connie Cress. Survivors are daughter Pat Fortini, Pleasant Hill, CA; brothers Ruben (Flora) Ortiz, Jesus (Agnes) Ortiz, George (Arlene) Ortiz, all of Trinidad; sister Bessie (Ciriaco) Ortiz, Santa Fe, NM; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Scriptural Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, November 17, 2004 at 10:00AM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Private inurnment will follow at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Ortiz, Delia Marie
Delia Marie Ortiz - Chronicle News - April 12, 2013 - Delia Marie Ortiz, age 92 passed away peacefully on April 9, 2013 at the Trinidad Inn Nursing Home. She was born in Primero, Colo. on December 16, 1920 to Sirena (Holguin) and Pedro Sosa. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and loved caring for her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sirena and Pedro Sosa, husband Jesus Ortiz and her brothers and sisters. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Frank Ortiz, Trinidad, Robert (Ida) Ortiz, Denver, Co., George Ortiz , Denver, Co., Richard Sosa , Boulder, Co., 7 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and other relatives. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation will follow with private inurnment at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Edith Ortiz - Chronicle News - June 3, 2014 - Edith Ortiz, 96, died May 30, 2014 in Broomfield, Colorado. Visitation will be Friday, June 6, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Aguilar. Rosary will be at 9:30 a.m. at the church followed by the funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Trujillo Creek Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements. Chronicle News - June 4, 2014 - Our dear mother left this life and entered into Christ’s care on the evening of May 30, 2014. Eduvigen (Edith) Ortiz passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the home of her daughter in Broomfield, Colorado. Edith was the fifth of 11 children born to Luis and Bersabe Vigil in the beautiful Trujillo Creek Valley on April 12, 1918. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lucas Ortiz and son Joseph. She is survived by five children: Dave (joy) Ortiz, Jerald (Precilla) Ortiz, Bertha (Ron) Montoya, Adelle (Doug) Millison, and Audrey Ortiz. God’s love flowed through her and her faith in Him was an example for 13 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. Over the years she served the community as a nutrition aid for CSU Extension, a volunteer fire maid, Aguilar Day coordinator, and a member of the local sorority. In her churches, Mt. Carmel of Trujillo Creek, St. Joseph’s of Gulnare, and mainly St. Anthony of Padua in Aguilar, she sang with the choir, taught catechism, led a group to clean the church, participated in church council, served as a Eucharistic Minister of Holy Communion at mass and for the homebound, helped with funeral dinners and was a member of the Catholic women’s group of Southern Colorado. She always enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, embroidering, shopping, reading newspapers and spending time with her family and friends. Visitation will be Friday, June 6, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at St. Anthony’s of Padua Catholic Church in Aguilar, Colorado with a rosary at 9:30 a.m. and mass at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Trujillo Creek Community Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mullare Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.
Epifanio (Pano) Ortiz - Chronicle News - October 7, 2003 - Epifanio (Pano) Ortiz, Trinidad businessman, passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital on Thursday, October 2, 2003. He was 83. He was born in Trinidad on October 28, 1919 to Guadalupe (Madrid) and David Ortiz. Pano served in the United States Army from January, 1940 to September, 1945. He was in the 1st Cavalry Division, stationed in the South Pacific, and was awarded 2 Bronze Stars and various other medals and honors. He helped to liberate the Philippines. Pano was a skilled gunsmith, self-made business owner and bail bondsman. He loved to swim and read and was a fan of the Colorado Rockies and the Denver Broncos. He will be remembered for his strength and generosity. Pano was preceded in death by wife Tillie Ortiz, brothers Joe Ortiz, Frank Ortiz, Orlando Ortiz and sister Connie Cress. He is survived by sons Marty Ortiz and Franklin Trancoso and daughter Veronica Ortiz, brothers David Ortiz, Ruben (Flora) Ortiz, Jesus (Agnes) Ortiz, George (Arlene) Ortiz, all of Trinidad and sister Bessie (Ciriaco) Ortiz, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and several nieces and nephews. A Mass will be held in memory of Pano on Friday, October 10, 2003 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Eric Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - July 4, 2016 - August 19, 2007 - Eric Ortiz, 27, was shot in the head during a robbery/home invasion in the 700 block of East Third Street. It was about 1:30 a.m. when two men dressed in dark clothes, hoods and gloves, forced their way into the home where Ortiz was visiting. A female witness heard a disturbance and several gunshots.
Ortiz, Eugene M.
Eugene M. Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 2015 - Eugene M. Ortiz, 60, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 17, 2015. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Romero Family Funeral Home.
Ortiz, Eunice B.
Eunice B. Ortiz - Chronicle News - April 12, 2007 - Eunice B. Ortiz was born May 24, 1921, and was a resident of San Leandro. She passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2007 at Kaiser Hospital., Hayward, CA. She will be deeply missed by her husband, Victor R. Ortiz; daughter, Nancy & husband Gene Alga of Castro Valley, CA; and her cherished grandson, David Alga, of Castro Valley. A native of Trinidad, CO, she was dear sister of Pete Ruiz Jr., and wife Wilma of Trinidad CO, and Ann Wells of NE. She enjoyed many years of service with Oakland Public Library, and also reading, quilting, fitness walking, and membership with her husband in The Mr. and Mrs. Dance Club. Visitation will be held at Holy Angels Funeral and Cremation Center, 1051 Harder Rd., Hayward, on Wednesday, March 21, from 6-8:30 p.m. with a vigil at 7:00 p.m. The family prefers that prayers in lieu of flowers, or donation to charity of choice. Burial will be private.
Frances Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 2016 - Frances Ortiz, 90, of Pueblo, went to her heavenly home on July 25, 2016. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace. Frances was born in Wagon Mound, N.M., on July 13, 1926, and raised in Ocate, N.M. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Joe J. Ortiz; father and mother, Joe and Rafaelita Gallegos; brother, Carlos Gallegos. Survived by her brother, John (Ruth) Gallegos; sister-in-law, Catherine Gallegos. Frances was blessed with a large and loving family, survived by her children, Eddie (Mary) Ortiz, Laura (Fred) Espinoza, Bernie (Sue) Ortiz, Patricia (David) Arteaga, Dolores (Herman) Arellano, Joyce (Bill) Anderson, Carol (John) Radiff, Annette (Ronnie) Bobo, 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Frances had a wonderful sense of humor and the gift of patience. She loved dancing, listening to her Spanish music, working her crossword puzzles, reading her Bible daily and attending church. One of her greatest joys was always spending time with her family; she always loved when the family gathered to celebrate birth-days and all the holidays. We want to give a special thanks to her granddaughter, Michele Atencio, for helping her uncles and aunts take such good care of her grandmother during her illness. Viewing will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2016, at Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2016, at Family Worship Center, 3800 Parker Blvd. Interment to follow at Roselawn Funeral Home.
Ortiz, George Jr.
George Ortiz Jr. - Chronicle News - December 6, 2006 - At the age of 43, George Ortiz Jr., sadly passed away at his residence in Phoenix, Arizona on November 18, 2006. George was born on November 4, 1963 to George S. Ortiz Sr., and the late Arlene E. Ortiz. He attended Trinidad Public schools and subsequently graduated from Trinidad State Jr. College in 1982. He then attended and played golf for Grand Canyon College in Phoenix, Arizona. George had been employed as a golf professional at Moon Valley Country Club in Phoenix for the past 17 years. The game of golf was integral and paramount in George's life. He was a four year letterman and three year all-conference athlete for Trinidad High, qualifying for the Colorado State High School Tournament in both his Junior and Senior years. George then continued to compete locally for Trinidad State Jr. College and competed in the national collegiate tournament in Ft. Meyers, Florida in 1985. George won the local club championship in 1985 and in the same year proudly represented the Trinidad area in the venerable Colorado Open. Before embarking on a seventeen year professional golf career, George capitalized on his talent and in 1988 captured a coveted Labor Day Championship. He still today shares the 18' hole club record (64) at the Trinidad Municipal Golf Course. He will forever be remembered not only as an exceptionally skilled and accomplished golfer but also as a remarkable and gifted human being. He is preceded in death by his mother Arlene E. Ortiz. He is survived by his wife, Cathy Ortiz and his father George Ortiz Sr. His sisters Georganne (Jack) Vallejos, Jeanine (David) Esquibel, nephew JJ. (Selina) Vallejos, all of Trinidad CO. Nephew Juan Carlos (Jessica) Vallejos of Greeley, CO, and Niece Gina Maria Esquibel of Pueblo, Colorado, along with numerous relatives and dear friends. Services will be held on Friday, December 8, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Presbyterian Church. Grave site services at the Masonic Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to join the family at the Quality Inn following services. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Ortiz, George S.
George S. Ortiz - Chronicle News - September 16, 2016 - George S. Ortiz, passed away on September 9, 2016 at the Spanish Peaks VA Community Living Center in Walsenburg, Colo. He was born in Trinidad, Colo. to David and Guadalupe (Madrid) Ortiz on January 23, 1926. He had seven brothers and two sisters. He married Arlene (Pacheco) Ortiz and from this union they had three children, Georganne (Ortiz) Vallejos, Jeanine (Ortiz) Esquibel, and one son George S. Ortiz Jr. He served in the United States Coast Guard. He was an Educator, Counselor, Coach, Mentor and Friend to many people. He is survived by his many loving family members and friends. In lieu of plants, flowers or food the family respectfully requests that contributions be made to School District #1 to the George S. Ortiz Trinidad Miner Memorabilia Hall. The full obituary and Memorial Celebration of his life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home. Chronicle News - October 10, 2016 - George S. Ortiz passed away on September 9, 2016 at the Spanish Peaks VA Community Living Center in Walsenburg, CO. He was 90. He was born in Trinidad, Colo., to David and Guadalupe (Madrid) Ortiz on January 23, 1926. He had seven brothers and two sisters. George married Arlene (Pacheco) Ortiz and from this union they had three children. He proudly served in the United States Coast Guard during WWII. He retired from Trinidad School District after 47 years of service in education as a teacher, coach and guidance counselor. During his tenure, he received numerous awards and was recognized for many contributions and accomplishments in education. He was also a two sport All American when he attended Adam State College. George was an outstanding and unique individual who positively touched so many lives in so many ways. Aside from being a friend, colleague and mentor, he was a good golfer and a big Bronco fan. He leaves behind a legacy full of memories and great stories that will be treasured for many years. Mr. Ortiz was preceded in death by his parents, his six brothers and two sisters, his wife, Arlene, son George Ortiz Jr. and grandson Juan Carlos Vallejos. He leaves behind his children, Georganne (Jack) Vallejos, Jeanine (David ) Esquibel, grandchildren, J.J. Vallejos, Gina (Andrew) Martinez, great-grandchildren, Anthony and Brandon Martinez, Courtney Ann (Duffy) Johnson, Jackie Lynn (Billy), Marcos Juan, Jamie Lynn, Jessie Lynn , Diego Juan Vallejos and their mothers Selina and Jessica Vallejos, three great-great-grandchildren, Violet Hayes, Roan Haize Johnson and Sophia Rebecca Gallegos. He is survived by his brother Ruben, sisters in law, Flora Ortiz, Ruth Ortega, and brother in law David Pacheco. He also leaves behind many nephews, nieces, cousins, former students and many friends. He will be affectionately remembered as Grandpa, Tiz, Uncle George, The Rock, Senor, White Eagle and Mr. Ortiz. Everyone is invited to join the family on October 14, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Mt. Carmel Chapel for a Memorial Celebration to honor his life. Immediately following the service a reception/luncheon will be hosted at the Mt. Carmel Center. A blessed and cherished time to share memories and stories with the family. Inurnment will be held at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery at 2 p.m. with Military Honors conducted by the US Coast Guard. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Ortiz, Guillermo E. Sr.
Guillermo E. "Bill" Ortiz Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 9, 2016 - Guillermo E. “Bill” Ortiz Sr., 70, went to the Lord on Nov. 2, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister; one brother; two nieces and one nephew. Bill is survived by his children, Stacey (Kelley Revels) Ortiz and Guillermo E. Jr. (Amber) Ortiz; six grandchildren; six siblings; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel.
Ortiz, James E.
James E. Ortiz - Denver Post - March 13, 2005 - James E. Ortiz (CMSGT Ret.) passed away March 9, 2005. He was born in Trinidad, CO on August 4, 1944. He was 60 years old. He is survived by his wife Dolores "Dee" Mae Ortiz; four children, Nicole, Erika, Mandy, Dale; four grandchildren; and five sisters and three brothers. He spent 34 years in the Colorado Air National Guard and retired as a Federal Civil Service Technician. He was a member of the National Western Stock Show, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Air National Guard Enlisted Association and the Air Force Chiefs Association. A rosary and visitation will be held Tuesday, March 15, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 11385 Grant Drive, Northglenn, CO, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 16 at 1:00 p.m. Bear Valley Christian Church, 6800 W. Hampden Ave., Lakewood, CO off the frontage road. Interment will follow at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area B at 2:00 p.m.
Ortiz, Jessie Robert
Jessie Robert Ortiz - Chronicle News - September 11, 2003 - Jessie Robert Ortiz, affectionately known as Frosty, passed away September 9, 2003 at Mt. San Rafael Hospital. He was 58. He was born in Trinidad, Colorado on November 3, 1914 to Celina (Sisneros) and Jess Ortiz, both whom preceded him in death. He attended school in Trinidad, Denver and Pueblo, graduating from Pueblo South High School. He attended the University of Southern Colorado, majoring in Architecture and Drafting. Robert served as a medic in the United State Navy. He enjoyed listening to classical music, reading, and writing, and for the past 10 years he was involved in researching history and genealogy of which some of his works were published. He was also a computer buff and enjoyed using and repairing them. Survivors are children: Aaron Ortiz, Denver, Bonita (Frank) Prescott, Berthoud, Co., Simon (Tracy) Ortiz, Hawaii; grandchildren Jennifer, Corey and Ashley Prescott, Ryan and Chase Ortiz; sisters Charolotte Bartolo, Broomfield, Co., Sally (Dick) Witzki, Rochester, Minnesota; brothers Frank (Dee) Ortiz, Denver, John (Judy) Ortiz, Moorehead, Minnesota; numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and many friends, including special friends Larry (Tina) Garcia, Trinidad, Co., Scriptural Memorial Services will be held Saturday, September 13, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at Comi Funeral Home Chapel with Fr. Bob Hagan officiating. Inurnment will follow at a later date. The family may be contacted at the Holiday Inn. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Jimmy Ortiz - Dignity Memorial - June 26, 2013 - Jimmy Ortiz, age 62 of Denver Colorado, passed away on June 26th, 2013. He was born in Trinidad, Colorado on October 25th, 1950. Jimmy retired from a career in Labor. He is survived by his children; Valentina, Jimmy, Gena; Grandchildren Janille, Issac, Victoria, Leonidas; Brothers and Sisters Nora Hurtado, Dolores Brayshaw, Julian Ortiz, Florence Lovato, Richard Ortiz, Bernadette Silva, Charles Ortiz, Priscilla Ortiz Gutierrez, David Ortiz, Sam Ortiz, Joe Ortiz. Funeral date and time to be determined at St. Rose Of Lima 355 S. Navajo St Denver, Colorado 80223.
Ortiz, Joe C.
Joe C. Ortiz - Chronicle News - November 19, 2009 - Joe C. Ortiz of Trinidad, Colo. passed away on Monday, November 16, 2009 at Miners’ Colfax Nursing Home in Raton, N.M. at the age of 78. He was born in Jansen, Colorado on January 25, 1931 to Manuelita and To-bias Ortiz. Joe was a coal miner for 29 years having worked in Weston, Colo. until his retirement in 1986. He resided in Cokedale, Colo. for 16 years. Joe loved camping, fishing and being outdoors. He will be truly missed. A heartfelt thanks to the staff of Miners’ Colfax Long Term Care for all their love and support. Preceding him in death are parents, Manuelita and Tobias Ortiz; three sisters, Josie Cole, Helen Corral, Genevieve Romero and one brother, Fred Ortiz. Survivors are wife, Dorothy Ortiz, Trinidad; children, Gerri Ortiz Gurule, Pueblo; Toby (Martha) Ortiz, Trinidad; Jimmy Ortiz, Trinidad; Arlene (Ron) Romero, Denver; Lori (Rod) Jansen, Odessa, Tex.; 9 grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation was from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary was at 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass is at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 19, 2009 at Holy Trinity Church. Interment to follow at Holy Trinity Church. Honorary pallbearers are Bob Cole and Dave Cole. Active pallbearers are Leo Muniz, Ronnie Corral, Joseph Romero, Christopher Martinez, Phillip Gurule and Zachary Trujillo. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Ortiz, Manuel C.
Manuel C. “Colonel” Ortiz - Chronicle News - June 9, 2004 - Manuel C. “Colonel” Ortiz, age 66, passed away at home on June 3, 2004. He was born in Trinidad, Colorado on December 27, 1937 to Sylvia (Montoya) and Charles Ortiz. He attended local school graduating from Trinidad High School in 1955 and joined the United States Navy where he proudly served his country. He was retired military and was employed by the United States Postal Service until his retirement. On December 30, 1960, Manuel was united in marriage to Agnes in Trinidad, Colorado. Preceding him in death is loving wife Agnes Ortiz; parents Charles and Sylvia Ortiz; sister Felicita Ortiz; brother Thomas Ortiz; and brothers-in-law Paul Hurtado and Fred Brayshaw. Survivors are daughters Cindy Ortiz, Denver, Agnes (David) Turk, Denver; son Robert (Alicia) Ortiz, Trinidad; granddaughters Shannon M. Ortiz and Dakotah N. Ortiz; brothers Julian (Barbara) Ortiz, Denver, Richard (Judy) Ortiz, Denver, Charles Ortiz, Denver, Jimmy Ortiz, North Carolina, David (Ruby) Ortiz, Trinidad, Sam Ortiz, Denver, Joe (Alice) Ortiz, Trinidad; sisters Nora (Joe) Hurtado, Co. Springs, Dolores Brayshaw, Denver, Florance (Harvey) Lovato, Dillon, Bernadette Silva, Denver, Priscilla Ortiz, Denver; numerous nieces, nephews, and many dear friends. Funeral Mass will be Friday, June 11, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church with Fr. Bob Hagan as celebrant. Inurnment will follow at the Columbarium of Angels, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the Ft. Carson Naval Honor Guard. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at St. Joseph’s Hall. Family maybe contacted at 1211 Willow. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Ortiz, Matthew R.
Matthew R. Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 2016 - Matthew R. Ortiz, 29, passed away Oct. 15, 2016. He was born Feb. 12, 1989, in Pueblo, Colo. Matthew attended Central High School. Preceded in death by Art Solis Sr. He is survived by his mother, Lorraine A. Solis; siblings, Frank (Elena) Solis, Arthur (Christina) Solis and Bridgette Solis. He loved music; Nat King Cole was his favorite singer. He liked Color-ado sports and watching TV with his nephews and nieces. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
Paul Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2015 - Paul Ortiz, 75, went to be with the Lord Dec. 25, 2015. Preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Gonzales; and daughter, Carol Romero. Survived by his wife, Helen Ortiz; his children, Pablo (Corrine) Ortiz II, Frank (Lorraine) Leal, Chris (Star) Leal, Loretta Leal, Donna (Lorenzo) Leal-Sanchez and David Gonzales. Paul is also survived by several loving grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family and friends. Services, 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, Romero Funeral Home. Paul will be laid to rest at Roselawn Cemetery.
Ortiz, Pauline M.
Pauline M. Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - July 9, 2015 - Pauline M. Ortiz, 68, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 7, 2015. She was preceded by her parents, Manuel and Margaret Ortega; grandson, Josiah “Bubbus”; sister, Genevieve; and numerous other siblings. Pauline is survived by her children, Sandra (Wayne), Jackie (Daniel), Ken (Na’Coal), Annette, Tanya and Tammie (Fredi); grandchildren, Carl, Darlene, Andres, Monique, Luis, Olivia, Sarah, Erica, Alexia, Esperanza, KJ, Elena, Elyssa “Lil Pauline,” Natasha, Isaac, Angel and Tony; numerous great-grandchildren; numerous siblings; and special friend, Ralph. Special thanks to the staff of Parkview ICU, for their amazing care of Pauline. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. today; Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Friday, Sacred Heart Cathedral. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following Mass.
Precilla Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 2014 - Precilla Ortiz, 68, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 25, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lucio and Polly Duran; brother, Bonnie Duran; and grandparents, Antonio and Maclovia Varos. Precilla is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Gerald Ortiz; son, Ty (Dee) Ortiz; granddaughter, Sarah; siblings, Lucio (Olympia), Michael (Becky) and Darlene (Phil); and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Precilla worked at the Pueblo County Election Department for 30 years. She was the department supervisor for 20 years. Viewing prior to services. Rosary service, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday, all at Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends will be received at the church following both services.
Ortiz, Robert Paz
Robert Paz Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 2015 - Robert Paz Ortiz, 67, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 17, 2015. Please note correction to service: 10 a.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Romero Family Funeral Home - October 22, 2015 - Robert Paz Ortiz, 67, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on October 17, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Petra Ortiz; and niece, Chantel Ortiz. Robert is survived by his children, Robert D. (Theresa McClain) Ortiz; grandchildren, April (Ryan), Dottie and Kayla (Michael); 2 great granddaughters; siblings, Thomas Ortiz, Benjamin (Mary) Ortiz and Clorinda (Joe) Madrid; and numerous nieces, nephews extended family and friends. Robert was and avid Broncos fan and loved his dog Spanky. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Robert enjoyed building and painting wooden model cars. His greatest joy was having family get togethers and spending time with his family and friends.
Ortiz, Ruby Lucille
Ruby Lucille Ortiz - Chronicle News - December 13, 2017 - Ruby Lucille Ortiz, age 55, passed away December 8, 2017 after a short illness. She was born in Trinidad, Colorado on April 16, 1962 to Carmen (Romero) And Joe A. Lopez. On New Years Eve 1985, Ruby met the love of her life, David Ortiz and have been together ever since. She loved collecting angels, cook for her family and have family gatherings including barbecues. Ruby's first priority was caring for her family and making sure they were taken care of. Her grandchildren were the apple of her eye. As a loving grandmother, she took great delight in spoiling her grandchildren. She will be missed by all who were fortunate to have had her in their lives. Preceding her in death is mother Carmen Lopez, grandparents, Matilda "Tillie" Edwards, Ernest Romero, Alex Lopez, Isadora Giron and nephew, Brian "BJ" Shaw. Left to cherish her memory is husband of 31 years David Ortiz of home address, loving sons, David Martinez (Jennifer Shannon), Adam Martinez, Thomas Ortiz (Michelle Abeyta), father, Joe Lopez, sister ,Joan (John) Sanchez, brothers Bob (Sonia) Lopez, Albert Lopez, Alex Lopez Ronnie (Tamie) Lopez, 9 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter, numerous sisters and brothers in law, nieces nephews and many friends. Funeral Services will be held Monday December 18, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Sadie Ortiz - Chronicle News - September 8, 2003 - Sadie Ortiz, a former Trinidad resident, passed away September 3, 2003 in Denver, Colorado. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 50 years, Nash Ortiz and two infant sons, Junior and Donald. Sadie was born in Trinidad, Colorado, December 23, 1910. Her parents, Lucas and Martina Duran, brother Nash Duran, and sisters Rose Gomez and Rafelita Montez preceded her in death. She is survived by 5 daughters and 4 sons; George M. Ortiz, Las Cruces, New Mexico, Flora M. Trujillo, Chicago, Illinois, Martha B. Duran, Lake-wood, Colorado, Linda A. Konecko, Thornton, Colorado, Josie S. Romero, Phoenix, Arizona, Leroy Z. Ortiz, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Samuel R. Ortiz, Colorado Springs, Colorado, James E. Ortiz, Brighton, Colorado, and Kay L. Fiser, Wheat Ridge, Colorado. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation took place on Sunday, September 7 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. Celebration of Life Service (Rosary) followed visitation at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will take place on Monday, September 8, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers are Timothy Ortiz, Mark Ortiz, Matthew Ortiz, Ricky Romero, Ronnie Romero, and Ryan Fiser. Honorary pallbearers are Christopher Ortiz and all her grandchildren. The family of Sadie Ortiz has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.
Samuel Ortiz - Denver Post - October 30, 2011 - Samuel Ortiz, 84 years old, of Denver, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2011. He was a long term employee of the Post Office & Firestone. He was born in Water Vail, CO, and lived in Trinidad, Los Angeles & spent the last 50 years as a Denver resident. Sam is remembered for his WWII military service, & for being a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is the last child of his generation & will be greatly missed by his family & friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Louise Ortiz, who he lost in July 2011 & by his eldest child Margo Ortiz Anzaldo, who passed February 2011. He is survived by his children, Della Antista-Finkelstein, John Ortiz, & Samantha Ortiz. In addition, he is survived by his 6 grandchildren & 2 great grandchildren Visitation Thursday, 5 PM- 8 PM; Funeral Service Friday, 11AM, both at Horan & McConaty Funeral Service, 3020 Federal Blvd. Interment Fort Logan National Cemetery.
Ortiz, Stefanie M.
Stefanie M. Ortiz - The Gazette - October 26, 2006 - Stefanie M. Ortiz, born February 10, 1968 in Colorado Springs, passed away October 20th in Gardner. Beloved mother of daughters: Torrie, Angelica and Dezire. Also survived by parents, Ed and Bea Duenas and Vernon and Beverly Diaz; brothers, Anthony Diaz and Eddie Duenas; and sister, Jennifer Diaz. Survivors also include several nieces, a nephew and dear friends. Be strong and let your heart take courage all you who hope in the Lord. Viewing 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday, October 27th at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home, 115 E. 5th St. Walsenburg, CO. Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 28th at Methodist in Gardner. Burial at Gardner Catholic Cemetery.
Ortiz, Toribio Leonard
Toribio Leonard Ortiz - Chronicle News - June 10, 2003 - Toribio Leonard Ortiz, age 53, passed away June 8, 2003 at St. Mary Corwin Hospital, Pueblo, Colorado. He was born in Walsenburg, Colorado on November 27, 1949 to Christiana (Lujan) and Toribio Burt Ortiz. He attended Aguilar High School graduating in 1967. He then attended college in Denver for 2 years majoring in auto mechanics. Leonard served in the United States Army National Guard/Medical Division during the Viet Nam Era. Preceding him in death is father Toribio Burt Ortiz. Survivors are daughter Jean Ortiz, San Diego, CA, special friend Sharon Rothbaum, Pueblo, mother Christie Ortiz, Gulnare, CO, brothers Arthur (Patti) Ortiz, Alamosa, Timothy Ortiz, Pueblo, Anthony Ortiz, Colo. Springs, sisters Violet Ortiz, Elbert, CO, Sharon (Chad) Ortiz-Bilstein, Colo. Springs, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be Thursday, from 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. Funeral services will be Thursday, June 12, 2003 with recitation of the rosary at 9:30AM at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:00AM with Fr. Phil Coury as celebrant. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trujillo Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers are Mike Ortiz, Roger Roscoe Jr., Zachary Rosco, Patrick Ortiz, Manuel Torres Jr. and Mark Lujan. Immediately following the services friends are invited to gather with the family at St. Anthony’s Parish Hall. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Vicenta Ortiz - Chronicle News - November 17, 2009 - Vicenta Ortiz of Santa Fe, N.M. passed away October 18, 2009 in Santa Fe at age 99. She is preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Ciriaco in 2002. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend who has now joined Ciriaco and her beloved Savior. They had twelve children, whom are all surviving: Stella and Carl Thorpe, Nick and Elvira Gonzalez, Priscilla Ortiz, Rita and Sam Tubb, Inez and Sal Lucero, Consuelo and Bernard Quintana, Gloria Griego, Johnny Ortiz, Rudy and Linda Ortiz, Beatrice and Tony Arden, David Ortiz and Ralph Ortiz. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Also survived by three brothers: Jesus, George, and Reuben, who all live in Trinidad. Funeral Services were held in Santa Fe, N.M. Courtesy of the Comi Funeral Home.
Ortloff, August (Judge)
Judge August Ortloff – Walsenburg World – July 24, 1903 – Judge August Ortloff, a pioneer of Las Animas, died at his home in Sopris last Monday.
Michael Osalfsky – Walsenburg World – May 9, 1901 – Killed by the Cars – On last Saturday afternoon Michael the three year and six-month-old son of John Osalfsky, was killed by the switch train on the Loma Branch of the D & RG Railroad just below the public crossing as you enter the camp of Pictou. As well as can be learned the little fellow had either gone to sleep with his head on the ties or had fallen and was stunned by the fall so that he was unconscious of the approach of the train. He was first observed by Brakeman Harris who was riding on the draw head of the car ahead of the engine, and was only about 50 feet from the boy when he first saw him. Harris gave the alarm to the Conductor Anderson who also saw the body about the same time as Harris. Everything was done that could be done to stop the train, but the distance was too short. The forward car passed over and severed the right leg just below the knee. Dr. McGuire was called at once, and called to his aid Dr. Baird and Mrs. McGuire, and performed an amputation in hopes of saving the little fellow’s life but he died about four hours after the accident or at 7:30. An inquest was held resulting in the exoneration of the train crew from all blame and finding that the accident was unavoidable. The trainmen felt very bad about the matter but know that they did all they could to save the little fellow’s life. The body was buried Sunday afternoon from the Catholic Church.
Osborn, Charles H.
Charles H. Osborn - Chronicle News - October 3, 2012 - Charles H. Osborn, age 78, passed away on September 27, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Meadow Grove, Nebraska on November 1, 1933 to Hazel and Clayton Osborn. He proudly served his country as an MP in various areas including France. He was employed as a conductor for the C&S-BN Railroad for 35 years until his retirement. Charles loved to build rifles, hunt prairie dogs and visiting his very good friends, John Pitts, John DiGarbo, Jess Gibson , Ty Winter and all of his “Over the Hill Gang” and his many other friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hazel and Clayton Osborn, and daughter Robbie. Survivors are wife Georgia, of home address, son Tim (Jennifer) Osborn, Denver, 3 step children, 5 grandchildren and cousin Mike. At his request, cremation has taken place with private inurnment at a later date. A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 2:00PM at Bueno’s Restaurant. Please come and share your stories of Charlie with us. Courtesy Comi Funeral Home.
Osborn, Hazel N.
Hazel N. Osborn - Chronicle News - August 18, 2003 - Hazel N. Osborn, age 90, passed away at the Trinidad State Nursing Home on August 15, 2003. Survivors include son Charles (Georgia) Osborn of Trinidad. Funeral Services will be held in Denver Co. with interment in the Crown Hill Cemetery. Local arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Ann Osborne – Walsenburg World – July 17, 1913 – Died at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. John Todd, at LaVeta, Colorado, Tuesday, July 15, 1913 Mrs. Osborne. Funeral services conducted by Rev. J. A. McKee Thursday morning from Furphy’s Undertaking Parlors. Interment in Masonic Cemetery. The deceased who had been in poor health for a number of months became despondent and committed suicide as a last resort to end her lingering illness. Mrs. Osborn leaves Mrs. Todd of LaVeta and another daughter in Seattle, Washington, to mourn her death. The World extends sympathy to the bereaved ones. [Obituary for Ann Osborne can be found in the World Independent, July 19, 1913, Page 1.]
Osborne, Betty Lee
Betty Lee Osborne - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 2014 - Betty Lee Osborne passed away Nov. 22, 2014, in Pueblo. Betty was born on July 22, 1926, to Edward and Minnie Gordon. Betty Lee was a loyal member of Lake Avenue Baptist Church and loved serving her Lord. She was a wonderful Christian example to her family and friends and will be greatly missed. Betty Lee was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn A. Osborne; and son, Ronald B. Osborne. Her survivors include her children, Allen Osborne, Donna (Bob) Welborn, Art (Cindy) Osborne and Rob Osborne; her grandkids, Dawn (Neil) Schilling, Tonia (Bobby) Hendrich, Tiffany (Jonathan) Dehn, Susie (Conner) Wills, Anthony Welborn, Nikki (Matt) Cowan and Jessi (Andrew) Forney; her great-grandkids, Tyler Martinez, Ethan Schilling, Andrew and Bobbie Jean Hendrich, Luke and Allie Dehn, Bentlee Wills, Elli Cowan and Jayden and Eli Forney. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at Lake Avenue Baptist Church, 1345 Lake Ave.
Osborne, Raymond Jr.
Raymond W. Osborne Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 9, 2015 - Raymond W. Osborne Jr., 66, passed away June 6, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; son, Steven of Kewanee, Ill.; daughter, Brenda (Trent) Durham of Rio Rancho, N.M.; grandchildren, Jake Osborne, Alexandria Osborne and Kasey Hill, all of Rio Rancho, N.M., Ty Osborne and Taylor Osborne of Kewanee, Ill.; siblings, Doris (Larry ) Rogers, Jackie (Bill) Oberg, Diane (Rich) Ruzas, Joe (Kathy) Osborne, John Osborne, all of Illinois, Tom (Kay) Osborne of California and Peggy (Wes) Harper of Texas. Preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Kenneth and Grace Clark; brothers, Jackie Lee and Douglas Clark; and grandson, Kyle Joseph Osborne. Raymond was born to Ray Sr. and Wilma Osborne on Sept. 25, 1948, in Kewanee, Ill., and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and also was a lifetime member of the DAV. He worked at Atlas Pacific for five years. Raymond enjoyed fishing, hockey games and watching football. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, June 11, 2015, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Pastor Wes Harper officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.
Osborne, Robert B.
Robert B. Osborne - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2015 - Robert B. Osborne, 53, passed away March 13, 2015, in Pueblo. He was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn A. and Betty Lee Osborne; and brother, Ronald B. Osborne. His survivors include, Allen Osborne, Donna (Bob) Welborn, Art (Cindy) Osborne, Bernie Salcido, and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service, 1:30 p.m. today, Sunday, March 22, 2015, at Lake Avenue Baptist Church, 1345 Lake Ave.
Oscol, John (Mrs.)
Mrs. John Oscol – Walsenburg World – August 8, 1901 – Struck by Lightning – Mrs. John Oscol of the Toltec Mine near Pictou was struck with lightning during the electrical storm Monday and instantly killed. Mrs. Oscol was just outside the house when the flash came and death was instantaneous. Mrs. Oscol leaves a husband and two small children. Mr. Oscol was a minor at the Toltec.
Oss, Eleanor T.
Eleanor T. Oss - Chronicle News - December 2, 2011 - Eleanor T. Oss, age 88, passed away at the Sangre DeCristo Hospice in Pueblo, Colorado on November 28, 2011. She was born in Hoehne, Colorado on August 25, 1923, the daughter of Anna Maria (Guadagnoli) and Joe Veltri. On October 6, 1946, Eleanor was united in marriage to Ralph J. Oss in Trinidad, Colorado. Together with her husband, she helped on the family farm in the Hoehne area until she moved to Pueblo in 2005. A devoted Wife, Mother, and Grandmother, Eleanor loved caring for her family and enjoyed cooking and gardening. Preceding her in death are parents Anna Maria and Joe Veltri, infant siblings, Albert, Albert Joseph, Joseph , Joseph A. and Adeline, siblings Sarah Sacco, F. A. Veltri, Tony Veltri, Emma Veltri and Phillip Veltri. Survivors are her children Lenny (Betty) Oss, Pueblo, Anna Marie (Frank) Cooper, Olathe, Colo., Bernadette (Jim) Warren, Pueblo, grandchildren, Tori (Alan) Spicola, Cori Jean (Cory) Spence, Charli (Mike) Tinlin, James (Dorothy) Warren III, Anthony (Prudence) Cooper, Julie (Gus) Hines, Gary (Mellanie) Cooper, Amber(Paul) Appleton, Sheila (Kevin) Zahm and Stephanie (Tyler) Weeks. She is also survived by great grandchildren, Daytona Spicola, Ryan Cooper, Ben Cooper, Elizabeth Cooper, Bella Spence, Cash Spence, Tyler Spence, AJ Anzer, Chloe Appleton, Lauren Appleton, Knox Tinlin, Ashton Warren, Madeline Warren, twins Emily and Joy Cooper, Caleb Anzer, Sarin Weeks, Conner Weeks, Amanda Zahm, Shannon Zahm, Abigail Hines, Audrey Hines, brother Victor (Mary Lou) Veltri, Salida, sister Mary Veltri, Trinidad, Josephine Aluise, Salida, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be Monday, December 5, 2011 from 2 p.m. - 7p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Tuesday December 6, 2011 at 1p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel with Ann Klein and Peggy Griener officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Jim Warren, Tom Berry, Frank Cooper, Anthony Cooper, Gary Cooper and Gus Hines. Donations may be made to Sangre DeCristo Hospice, Main Office, 1207 Pueblo Blvd, Pueblo, Co. 81005, in Eleanor’s memory. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Luzetta Ossola - Canon City Daily Record - October 29, 2003 - Luzetta M. (Hallauer) Ossola, 84, Pueblo, died Oct. 24, 2003. She was born Oct. 25, 1918, in Westcliffe. She grew up and attended schools in Westcliffe, graduating from Custer County High School in 1935. She worked for a while in Denver and then Durango prior to her marriage to Joe Ossola on May 29, 1938, in Cañon City. The couple lived mostly in Florence until moving to La Junta in 1954, Fort Collins in 1965, then to Pueblo. Mrs. Ossola was a volunteer at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo. She enjoyed crocheting and quilting. Mrs. Ossola is survived by her son, Thomas W. (Bernadette) Ossola of Glenwood Springs; grandchildren, Rachel B. Ossola of Middletown, Conn., and Thomas J. Ossola of San Francisco, Calif.; and sister, Ethel H. Merris of Cañon City. She was preceded in death by her husband. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Lakeside Cemetery, followed by interment.
Tressa Ossola - Chronicle News - August 22, 2007 - Tressa Ossola, age 92, went to be with the Lord August 19, 2007 in Pampa Texas. Tressa was born May 1, 1915 in Sopris, Colorado. She married Mike F. Ossola on January 7, 1940. He preceded her in death September 26, 1973. She lived in Trinidad until 2001. Tressa was a strong Christian and loved by all. Preceded also in death were her parents; Ralph and Margaret Verga, three sisters, Katie Howard, Lucille Incitti, Dorothy Verga and one brother Charles Verga. Survivors include a son, Ralph Michael Ossola and wife Myrna of Colorado Springs, a daughter Shirley A. Bullard and husband George of Pampa, Tx, four grandchildren, Jill Mohler of California, Travis Ossola of Denver, Gregory Bullard, Pampa and Bryan Bullard of Wichita Falls Texas, and four great-grandchildren. She was loved by numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home in Trinidad, Colorado. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 Thursday, August 23, 2007 at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinidad Colorado. Burial will be at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to BSA Hospice 800 N. Sumner Pampa, Tx. 79065 The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.
Peter Osterhoudt - Pueblo Chieftain - December 7, 2016 - Peter Osterhoudt, 78, died in Pueblo. Services in Durango. Durango Herald - November 30, 2016 - Peter Gerard Osterhoudt , 78 years, of Walsenburg, CO, died November 23, 2016 in Pueblo, Colorado. Born September 21, 1038. In the 1940's Pete moved with his family to SW Colorado. He studied music, held a M.A. in English, professed literature and writing, enjoyed exploring outdoors and wildlife antics. He is survived by son Curtis F. Osterhoudt of Cortez, CO and brother Hans Osterhoudt of Spencerport, NY. No service will be held.
Osterhout, Clair Wayne
Clair Wayne Osterhout - Chronicle News - July 4, 2011 - Clair Wayne Osterhout, age 80, passed away at home on June 29, 2011. At his request, cremation with no services. Arrangements under direction of Comi Funeral Home
Modean Osterhout - Chronicle News - September 24, 2014 - Modean Osterhout, age 79, passed away unexpectedly on September 22, 2014 in Walsenburg, Colorado. At her request, cremation with private family services. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Tim Osterhout - Chronicle News - September 14, 2004 - Fatality also occurs in Las Animas County - Thursday night at approximately 9:31 p.m. an unknown female called the Trinidad Communications Center to report a male lying in the middle of C.R. 71.1, also known as “The Old Highway.” Las Animas County Sheriff ’s Office deputies arrived to find a man lying in the road motionless. The Las Animas County Coroner, Rob Bukovac, was called in and pronounced the man dead on the scene. Due to poor visibility at the time of the investigation, Fisher’s Peak Fire Department was asked to aid in lighting, to which “they did a good job,” stated Sheriff Casias. Results of this primary investigation indicated that the area surrounding the body was consistent with a possible motor vehicle accident suggesting the victim had been involved in a hit and run. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation was called in and having looked over the scene, agreed the man was possibly hit by a motor vehicle. The body was later identified as Tim Osterhout, 44 of Trinidad. A suspect, identified as Ryan Cappellucci, age 45, is being held pending an investigation by the Las Animas County Sheriff’s Office. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has impounded the suspect vehicle pending further investigation. Chronicle News - September 14, 2004 - Tim Osterhout, age 44, passed away on September 2, 2004. He was born in Hemet, Calif., on November 11, 1959. He moved to Colorado in 1989 where he made Trinidad his home. Tim was employed by Will Dunihoo for the last 10 years in the tree service. He enjoyed being around friends and family. He was a very quiet and shy man until he got to know you. Tim was pleasant to be around, he warmed you with his kindness and his hospitality. He is survived by parents Modean Osterhout and Wayne Osterhout, both of Trinidad, CO and Yucca Valley, CA. Tim has five sisters, Betsy of Aguilar, CO, Sharon of Aguilar, Kathy of Hauser, ID, Karen of Yucca Valley, CA, Clair of Palm Springs, CA; two brothers, David Osterhout of Pabrump, NV, Charles Osterhout of Yucaipa, CA; 30 nieces and nephews; 26 great-nieces and nephews. Courtesy of Comi Funeral Home.
Otero, Elena M.
Elena M. Otero - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 2016 - Elena M. Otero, 95, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 4, 2016. Born Sept. 19, 1920. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eduardo Otero; sons, Mel Otero, Ben Otero; and daughter, Mary Ellen Simonson. Elena was loved and cared for by her special grandson, Teddy Drummond III, and granddaughter, Crystal Drummond; great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Brycela. Survived by her children, Adelina, Rose, Lydia, Maryann, Marina (TJ) Dora; numerous grandchildren and special friends, Abriela and Louis Gonzales. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m.; rosary, 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, both at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral, 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 13 at Holy Family Church. Burial at Roselawn Cemetery.
Otero, Joshua C.
Joshua C. Otero - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 2017 - Joshua C. Otero, 31, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 24, 2017. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Rudolpho Otero; cousin, Phillip Cordova; and grandparents, William and Nancy Najar. Joshua is survived by his daughter, Aileanna Otero; parents, Paul (Jeri) Otero and Danette Gutierrez; siblings, Shae, Pablo, Joel, Crystal, Jeremiah and Michelle; special friends, Shireen and Greg; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, extended family and friends. Celebration of Life, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Southwest Church of Christ dining hall.
Rudolfo Otero - Pueblo Chieftain - April 2, 2016 - Rudolfo Otero, 91, passed away March 29, 2016. Preceded in death by his parents, Serafin and Gabrielita Otero; brother, Isidro; and nephew, John Otero. Survived by his sisters, Mary Otero and Ercelia Romero; children, Betty (Rick) Garcia, Rudy (Gina) Otero, Robert (Diane) Otero, Paul (Geri) Otero, Ernie (Linda) Otero, MaryLou (Samuel) Hernandez, Daniel (Evelyn) Otero, David (Sally) Baker; special grandson, Gabriel Otero; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grand-children. Rudolfo was employed by CF&I for 33 years. He loved animals and playing his guitars. Mass and burial to be held in New Mexico. Special thanks to Dr. Sipilay and University Park Care Center for their excellent care.
Otoupalik, Danny Joe
Danny Joe Otoupalik - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 2014 - Danny Joe Otoupalik, 69, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Oct. 16, 2014. Danny was born July 9, 1945, in Wichita, Kan., to the union of Joe E. and Theresa M. Otoupalik. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Alice; sons, Jeffrey B. and Brian J. (Rachel) Otoupalik; grandchildren, Jackson and Lillian; sister, Joanne Matthews; brother, Frank (Nyla) Otoupalik; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Joe E and Theresa Otoupalik; and brother, Adrian R. Otoupalik. Danny attended Pueblo South High School and graduated from USC-Pueblo. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam and graduated from The Medical Field Service School at Brookes Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He was employed at the City County Health Department for 36 years as a health educator. Even when they were not winning, he enjoyed watching the Colorado Rockies. He will be dearly missed. Memorial service, 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th St., Pueblo. The family would like to thank Dr. Pacheco and staff at Rocky Mountain Cancer Center, Dr. Johnson and staff at Dorcy Cancer Center, staff at Life Care Centers of America and the caring staff at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Donations in memory of Danny may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or American Cancer Society.
Ott, Nancy Madeline
Nancy Madeline Ott - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 2016 - Nancy Madeline Ott, 70, formerly of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Aug. 26, 2016, after a courageous fight with a lingering illness. Nancy is survived by her only child, Tara Lee (Casey) Talbert; and granddaughter, Miranda Rose Talbert. She also is survived by her brother, Jerry (Carole) Hargrove; sister-in-law, Stephanie Hargrove; nephew, Greg; and nieces, Robin, Wendy and Wanda. Preceded in death by her parents, William “Red” and Lillian Hargrove; brother, William “Dock” Hargrove. Nancy retired from the phone company after 30-plus years of service working not only in Pueblo but Colorado Springs, Denver and Grand Junction. After retiring, she moved to Bradenton, Fla., living there until she passed away. Nancy was a wonderful mother and grandmother who taught us how to be classy, to have faith, to be strong and to believe in ourselves; for this she will always be remembered. Cremation has taken place and there will be no service.
Theresa Ott – Walsenburg World – January 1, 1903 – Mrs. Theresa Ott died suddenly last Friday of heart disease. She had been on the street in apparent good health but a short time before.
Ottati, Angelo J.
Angelo J. Ottati - Chronicle News - March 25, 2008 - Angelo J. Ottati, age 86, passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital on March 17, 2008. He was born in Trinidad, Colorado on March 7, 1922 to Augustina Bridget Ferri and Joe Ottati, who both preceded him in death. He served in the Unites States Navy during WWII. Survivors are many friends including Olga and Joe Reorda. Memorial Services will be held Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 10:00AM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Mary (Abeyta) Ottati - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2017 - Mary (Abeyta) Ottati, 96, passed away on May 16, 2017, in Portland, Maine. She was born in Cucharas, Colo., on Aug. 2, 1920. She was a faithful member of congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses in California, Colorado and Maine for 65 years. Predeceased by her husband of 73 years, Joseph "Augie" Ottati; and her precious daughter, Barbara. She is survived by her daughter, Diane (Richard) Shane; her grandson, Patrick Shane; and great-granddaughters, Andrea and Amber Shane; and many nieces and nephews. Please visit www.jonesrichbarnes.com to share memories or express condolences or send mail to Diane Shane at 22 Peterson Road, Westbrook, ME 04092.
Walter G. Otte - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2016 - Walter G. Otte, 86, passed away on March 12, 2016. Survived by children, Debi (Larry) Holestine, Alan (Kim) Otte, Robert Otte and Bruce (Diana) Otte; grand-children, Brian Holestine, Jodee (Michael) DeRose, Kevin Holestine, Ashley Otte, and Tyler Otte; great-grandchildren, Sofia and Conner DeRose and Mason Holestine; and brother, Lou. Preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Dee; two sisters, three brothers, and four half sisters. Walt was born to George E. and Golda Doris (Davis) Otte on Dec. 12, 1929, in Fairbury, Neb. He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1949, with the World War II Victory Medal and the Army Occupation Medal Japan. Walt was a pilot and had his own airplane and landing strip in Beulah. He enjoyed playing his guitar and was in a band called Walt and the Night Riders. Walt was a good teacher. He taught his children and grandchildren things people just don’t know anymore and he was a voracious reader. At his request, there will be no services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.
Ottersberg, Martin E. (Dr.)
Dr. Martin Edward Ottersberg, DVM - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2015 - Dr. Martin Edward Ottersberg, DVM. Born on Feb. 21, 1952, in West Point, Neb., passed away May 24, 2015, in Pueblo, Colo. He married his wife, Jody, on Nov. 29, 1975. Survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Jody; children, Kylie (Adam) Felzien, Blake (Tina); grandchildren, Madison, Mason and Elle; siblings, Dan, Jeff, Sue (Dennis) Haslinger, Mary (Max) Vermersch, Bill Jr., John, Janet and Steve (Nasha Winters); in-laws, Hoy Sr. and Norma Frakes; brother-in-law, Hoy Jr. (Kathy) Frakes; sister-in-law, Allison (Jon) Budd; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins; and faithful dog, Sam. Preceded in death by his parents, William and Margaret Ottersberg; and brother, Robert. He compassionately cared for family pets for 36 years at his practice, Veterinary Associates, as well as provided his time and expertise to the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo, West Mountain Wildlife Rehabilitation and numerous schools and organizations. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of the Southern Colorado A’s and Model A Ford Club of America car clubs. As a Boy Scout he attained the rank of Eagle Scout. A celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 13, 2015, (Please note date.) at the Nature Center of Pueblo
Ousman, Audrey Lorraine
Audrey Lorraine Ousman - Pueblo Chieftain - July 9, 2017 - Audrey Lorraine Ousman passed away April 14, 2017, at her home in Pueblo, Colo. Audrey was born Oct. 12, 1932, in Alta Vista Township, Lincoln County, Minn., to George and Ina (Kremin) Prellwitz. On May 24, 1952, she married Seaman Wallace J. Ousman from Minneota, Minn. Audrey worked most of her life in the secretarial field, first for the Minneota School District, then with her husband at Ousman Printing. The couple raised five children before moving to Colorado in 1980. Audrey retired in 1996, and the couple moved to Pueblo in 1997, where Wallace passed away in 2003. Audrey enjoyed working as a volunteer for St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, played bridge, and was active in her church. Audrey was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters, three brothers; and one grandson. She is survived by two brothers, her five children, nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and numerous step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. A Celebration of Life Service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017, at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood Lane, Pueblo, Colo. Interment of ashes will take place in October, 2017, at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Minneota, Minn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the King of Kings Memorial Fund at King of Kings Lutheran Church.
Outhier, Norma V.
Norma V. Outhier - Pueblo Chieftain - August 9, 2015 - Norma V. Outhier, 98, longtime Beulah resident, passed away peacefully on Aug. 6, 2015. Born in Camden, Mo., on July 17, 1917. Preceded in death by her husband, Louis (rancher, farmer); eight brothers; five sisters; son-in-law, Vincent Tretter. Survived by her children, Lois Tretter, Louis “Corky” (Linda) Outhier, Ruthellen (Tom) Camardi; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Norma arrived in Beulah in 1939. She was active in many local and county organizations. A Celebration of Life service is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, at the Beulah United Methodist Church, where Norma was a member. A reception will follow at the Beulah Community Center. Arrangements by Imperial.
Evan Owen – Walsenburg World – June 1, 1893 – Two mill workers employed in Bessemer were killed by an electric car between 12 and 1 o’clock Tuesday morning. Their names were Evan Owen and Griffiths Harris. The two men were fighting and just as the car came near them they fell in their struggle on the track and were horribly crushed by the car.
Josephine "Jophie" Owen - Dignity Memorial - October 17, 2014 - Josephine "Jophie" Owen was born on May 17, 1928 in a tiny company house at the Mutual Coal Mine on the outskirts of Walsenburg, Colorado. Her parents were proud to be recently naturalized immigrants from Italy. While she was still an infant, Jophie's family moved to another Colorado coal mining town, Rockvale. Growing up there, she received an incredibly thoroughgoing Depression-era public school education under the strict tutelage of firm but dedicated teachers from the no nonsense "old school" tradition. It prepared her well for the intellectual and professional challenges of what would prove to be a long and fruitful life. At the age of 19, she met and married a rancher and moved to his sprawling family property near Guffey in Park County. They had two children, a girl, Sharon, and a boy, Joe, both born in Florence, Colorado. Eventually, they abandoned the ranching life and moved to Phoenix, Arizona. They divorced after 15 years of marriage and Jophie then began a fledgling career in the field of cosmetics. She worked behind a drugstore counter while she raised her two kids alone on a proverbial "shoestring". Her natural talent in cosmetology led to a career as a traveling makeup artist with the Max Factor Company. Trained in Hollywood and based in the San Francisco Bay Area, she called on department stores up and down the West Coast and in Hawaii, training store employees and conducting makeup promotions. By pure chance in Sausalito during the fall of 1971 she met a young Marine pilot named Jerry "Bear" Owen. After a storybook courtship, she joined him in Japan where they were eventually married at the Iwakuni Marine Corps Air Station in 1973. They traveled extensively throughout the southern regions of Japan, with Jophie riding her own Suzuki motorcycle and causing many cases of abject culture shock in a country where, if women rode at all, it was only side-saddle-style on their tiny ladies' Honda motor scooters! Upon return to the United States, Jophie accompanied her husband to Beeville, Texas where he served as an instructor pilot. In 1976, after three leisurely years in Texas, Jophie's husband was transferred to a Naval ROTC teaching position at the University of Colorado. They purchased their first home together in Boulder, and Jophie soon went back to work in the cosmetics field at the Denver Dry Goods department store. In 1979 her husband left the Marines and transferred to the Nebraska Air National Guard in Lincoln. As a devoted and supportive wife, she accompanied him to training in Panama City, Florida and later to Sumter, South Carolina. Upon completion of his training, Bear and Jophie returned to Colorado. Jophie resumed her career in cosmetics until joining him in the real estate profession in 1981. In 1985, Bear joined Continental Airlines as a pilot, and Jophie readily gave up her position as a successful Realtor, lured away by the siren song of world travel. Although they never gave up their home base in Boulder, Jophie accompanied Bear first to Continental's Honolulu crew base and later out to Guam. Meanwhile, Jophie had discovered the sport of hiking and subsequently developed her intense, lifelong love of the high country. When not accompanying Bear on working trips and numerous vacations throughout Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Indonesia, Micronesia, Latin America, and Europe, as well as military deployments to Turkey, Jophie spent many ecstatic hours hiking the rugged mountain trails of her native Colorado. She never tired of her treks to the mountains where she could drink in the vistas along the Continental Divide that she loved so well. She also traveled out of state and internationally to hike the spectacular Glacier National and Waterton International Peace parks. Her hiking boot soles also knew the stony tracks of the Swiss, French, and Italian Alps. In 1992, Jophie and Bear moved to picturesque Newport, Rhode Island where he attended the Naval War College. Upon his graduation, they returned home to Boulder. Bear, resumed his career with Continental Airlines and was based in Guam. Jophie and he bought a condominium overlooking the turquoise waters of Agana Bay, a second home away from home. She spent many happy hours power walking the indescribably beautiful white sugar-sand beaches of the Marianas, and snorkeling the warm Pacific waters off Guam, Saipan, and Palau. For her, these were totally carefree and happy times filled with exotic travel to scenic places and spiced with the adventure of cultural discovery. On the domestic front, during the years since moving to Boulder in 1976, Jophie, ever the maternalistic Italian "Mama Mia", began to gather her kids back into closer proximity, with Joe and wife Darlene, and newborn Jason arriving in 1977, and Sharon moving back from Hawaii with daughter, Liana, in 1990. Jophie enjoyed every aspect of life, but nothing more than the frequent family gatherings which were organized to celebrate birthdays, special familial occasions, and all of the traditional American holidays. The parties were invariably raucous affairs but, above all, fun! Sharon, the first of Jophie's brood expecting a child, decreed her mom henceforth to be named "Gammie", "because", as she said at the time, "'Grandma' was in no way fitting for such a youthful and vivacious grandparent as Jophie". To this day, her kids, grandkids, great-grandkids, and their numerous friends, as well as Bear always called her "Gammie" or simply "Gam". Jophie was soooo Italian! She was obsessed with food and took pride in being generously hospitable to any guest of her home. Her greatest fear was not having enough food or drink for guests, whether invited or impromptu. Bear was notorious for dragging home fellow pilots or students with little or no notice. No one ever left Jophie's house hungry or thirsty! In the Japan days, she invited all the "stray dogs" she encountered on base to the house for Christmas dinner. 55 of them actually showed up! Somehow she managed to improvise with a five-pound turkey and a canned ham, feeding the masses as if with the loaves and fishes! Over the course of her lifetime, Jophie was never much of a "joiner" or "club-lady". Her highest priorities were always Bear and her loving family first, followed by hiking in the mountains, travel and sightseeing, food and hospitality, and being the most loyal friend anyone could ever ask for. Ironically an introvert, she always did her best to appear exactly opposite. Those who knew her seldom suspected that she was actually shy and private by nature. She hid it well, successfully camouflaging herself as the life of the party. She was irresistibly fun to be around. A natural comedienne, she typically had everyone around her in stitches. Many friends described her as "a kick". In 2005, Bear retired from the airlines resuming his real estate career. As a result, Jophie had to adjust to having him around all the time. Never one to willingly play second fiddle, she shared her domestic prerogatives only grudgingly, stubbornly clinging to her natural sense of rugged territoriality. That in turn contributed to one of the personality characteristics which friends and family respected most about her. She was indomitable! The Italian phrase for this is "testa dura", literally "hard head". It made her irrepressibly memorable to everyone who knew and loved her. Through travel and hiking, Jophie developed a sense of adventure. She would literally try anything once. She had no natural fear of heights, or come to think of it, much of anything else. She hiked the lengthy and precipitous lateral traverse on the back side of Longs Peak as casually as she would have sashayed into an elegant restaurant, dressed to the nines. At the age of 45, she fearlessly learned to ride a motorcycle all over three of the four home islands of Japan, in some of the most daunting traffic on the planet, and if that weren't admirable enough, she did it all on the "wrong side of the road" and in "heels"! Nearly drowning in a fast-flowing irrigation canal as a child, she nevertheless courageously learned to swim and sn
Owen, Mary Margaret
Mary Margaret (Simons) Owen - Chronicle News - October 17, 2003 - Mary Margaret (Simons) Owen, age 71, passed away on October 14, 2003 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was born in Valdez, Colorado on July 26, 1932 to William L. Simons and Edith F. (Harvey) Simons. Mary graduated from Primero High School. Her first marriage was to Paul Butero Jr. Her children from that marriage are Bill (Pat) Butero and Virginia (Fred) Manzanares. She then married Tom E. Owen from Raton, New Mexico. Her third child is Timothy C. (Diane) Owen. Mary lived in the Trinidad area for many years and worked for several businesses. She moved to Raton, NM and operated the Mesa Feed and Supply for 30 years with her husband. In 1994 she moved to South Fork, Colorado and operated the Malt Shop. She was an avid Colorado Rockies fan and enjoyed watching her grandchildren participate in sports and school activities. She was preceded in death by her father, her sister and brother-in-law Katherine and Doyle Johnson, and granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Coen. She is survived by her mother Edith Simons, Trinidad; her sons Bill (Pat) Butero, South Fork, CO and Tim C. (Diane) Owen, Raton, New Mexico; daughter Virginia (Fred) Manzanares, Pagosa Springs, CO; brother Bill (Marge) Simons, Trinidad; uncles Cecil (Rose) Harvey, Gardner, CO and Joe Simons, Raton, NM; ten grandchildren, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be Sunday, October 19, 2003 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held Monday October 20, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 306 West Baca, 1012 East Eighth, both in Trinidad, and 472 Hwy 72, Raton, NM. The family of Mary Margaret (Simons) Owen has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.
Tom Owen - Wet Mountain Tribune - May 3, 1990 - Tom Owen, 85, Dies in California - Word has been received of the death of Tom Owen, late of Los Angeles, Calif. He died April 27, 1990 at the age of 85. Mr. Owen was born June 11, 1904 at Beaver Creek in Fremont County to John and Trudie (Hutchings) Owen. He was preceded in death by his father in 1938, his mother in 1967, a brother and a sister in 1920, and sister Lessie Schulze in 1947. He married Marion “Rennie” Eleanor Rennels in Las Vegas, Nev. on July 28, 1945. She survives, as do nieces and nephews Norman Schulze of Westcliffe, Les Schulze of Truth or Consequences, N.M., Opal Kincaid of Anchorage, Alaska and Doris Ask of Pueblo. Memorial services were held in Los Angeles.
Waldo Owen – Walsenburg World – January 14, 1915 – Died on Monday, January 11, 1915, Waldo, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Owen age 3 years, of bronchial pneumonia. Funeral took place from the family residence yesterday at 2:00 p.m.
Owens, Betty Gail
Betty Gail Owens - The Chronicle News - April 25, 2017 - Betty Gail Owens, 83, passed away April 20, 2017. Betty was preceded in death by her loving husband, Richard, in July 2016, her parents David Polk and Clara Mae (McInturff) Newcomb, her brother Kenneth Ray Newcomb and her daughter Susan Kaye Owens. She is survived by daughter Teri (Gary) Phelps; son Steven (Melanie) Owens; grandchildren, Christopher (Mandy), Dane Jordan, great grandchildren Tanner, Victoria, Shanley and Alex. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. Betty’s passion was music, painting and drawing, and hummingbirds. A special thanks to the staff of University Park for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Children’s Hospital Colorado. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the Stonewall Community Church, with Ross Gagliardi officiating. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.
Charles Owens – Walsenburg World – February 8, 1907 – Charles Owens Killed – As a result of a quarrel at Pictou Tuesday night, Charles Owens lies dead at his home in that camp and John Desquite is in the county jail awaiting trial before the District Court for murder. He waived a preliminary examination. Charles Owens, Jim French, Desquite and several others had become involved in a quarrel and at the mule barn after coming out of the mine that evening Owens and Desquite indulged in a fistic encounter. After a time Desquite withdrew and started home saying he was out of wind. Later in the evening the men were all in the company store at Pictou. Desquite started to go out of the store and Owens, who was also there, went out ahead of him and as he went through the door he said: “Well, John, have you got your wind yet?” To which Desquite replied: “I don’t want to have any trouble with you. I haven’t done anything to you or said anything about you.” Owens answered: “Well, you will have to quit telling those lies about me.” Desquite retreated to the door of the store, and opened the door, while Owens began to take off his coat. Just as Desquite was partly in the door he reached in his coat pocket, drew a gun and shot Owens once. Owens staggered and fell off the porch, and Desquite left the store. He was arrested shortly afterward. Owens was picked up and carried to his home where he died the following afternoon. A postmortem examination by Dr. T. D. Baird showed that death resulted from a bullet wound in the abdomen. A coroner’s inquest was held at Pictou Thursday morning, and after listening to the testimony of several eyewitnesses the jury returned a verdict that Charles Owens came to his death by a pistol shot fired by John Desquite, but left it to the District Court to determine whether it was felonious or self defense. Charles Owens is an orphan and was living with his aunt at Pictou. He has two sisters, one a schoolteacher at Pictou and the other living at Leadville. The remains were buried from Pictou this afternoon by undertaker Furphy; funeral services conducted by Rev. Wood. Walsenburg World – June 21, 1907 – The case of John Desquite, being tried before the District Court for the murder of Charlie Owens, was completed yesterday and the case given to the jury. The killing occurred at the Pictou store last February, and arouse considerable excitement at the time. Walsenburg World – October 17, 1907 – District Court – The first criminal matter to occupy the afternoon of the District Court was a case of the people versus John Desquite, and was taken up the first thing Tuesday morning. Desquite was charged with the murder of Charles Owens at Pictou on the evening of February 5 last. This is his second trial on the same charge, the jury disagreeing in the former trial. Charles Owens and John Desquite quarreled at Pictou last February over a Pictou girl to whom they both paid their attentions. Both men began to quarrel at the mule barn when they came out of the mine that evening. Desquite finally withdrew from the quarrel at the mule barn and went home. Later both men met at the company store in camp. When Desquite saw Owens at the store he went out the door and as he passed him Owens said: “Well, John, have you got your wind yet.” Desquite answered that he didn’t want to have any trouble, but when Owens began to take off his coat Desquite reached in his pocket and drew a gun and shot Owens, who was by this time on the outside of the building, and who fell on the porch at the first shot. He died the following afternoon. The jury brought in a verdict Tuesday night the Desquite was guilty of voluntary manslaughter. Sentence will be pronounced later Walsenburg World – October 24, 1907 – In the case of the people versus John Desquite who was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter, the sentence was from 5 to 8 years in the penitentiary.
Owens, Daniel Marston
Daniel Marston Owens - Denver Post - February 29, 2008 - Daniel Marston Owens, 93, of Vernon Hills, IL, formerly of Denver, CO and Belle Fourche, S.D., died February 2, 2008 of natural causes. Mr. Owens was born August 17, 1914 in Donald, WY, and spent his working career in construction as the owner of Owens Heating and Sheet Metal Service in Trinidad, CO and as a Director at Howard Mechanical Contracting Co. in Denver, CO. Daniel cherished his family & friends and was dearly loved by each of them. Husband of 54 years of the late Doris K. (nee Koontz) Owens (1998).Father of Linda Owens (Lydon) Neumann of Lake Bluff, IL and Dr. Cynthia Owens (Mark) Reynolds of Adelaide, Australia. Grandfather of Julie Anna Neumann of Austin, TX and Christopher Lydon Neumann of Chicago, IL. Brother of the late Norma Owens (Hans) Jeremiason and the late Leona Owens. Uncle of Judith Jeremiason (Jerry) Maki of Houston, TX & JoAnn Jeremiason (Robert) LaGuardia of Centennial, CO. Son of the late Effie Cochrun Owens & Daniel Lafayette Owens. Memorial gifts in honor of Daniel may be sent to The Dumb Friends League Animal Shelter, 2080 S. Quebec St., Denver, Co 80231.A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at the Mausoleum Chapel of Fairmount Cemetery, 430 S. Quebec St., Denver, CO.
David Owens - Walsenburg World - October 13, 1898 - Two Miners Killed By a Fall of Rock While at Their Work - Monday was a day of sadness and sorrow. Two men were ushered into the other world without warning and the cold earth received their lifeless bodies. David Owens was instantly killed by a fall of rock in the Pictou mine. He had been drawing a pillar and had just about finished his work when the removal of the coal below caused a slip in the rock above and without a note of warning the mass was upon him breaking his neck and crushing the life out of him. The deceased was a native of Wales, having come here some 14 years ago leaving a wife and family there. He had worked at the Pictou mine about twelve years when the accident occurred that caused his death. John Williams or John James met his death at the Sunshine the same morning in almost the same way. A slip or malformation in the rock invisible from below, opened and when the support below was removed, the rock came down with a forward and back movement crushing the life out of a faithful and unsuspecting miner. John James was left an orphan at an early age and was adopted by a family of the name of Wilson then residing in Ohio. Fourteen years ago John left there and came as far west as Hiteman, Iowa, where he worked for three years in the coal banks. He went from there to Flagler, Iowa, and from there came to this state. An inquest was held in both cases and after hearing all the testimony the jury found that each party had come to his death by falling rock while at work; that the accident was unavoidable and that the company should be exonerated.
Owens, Donald J.
Donald "Don" J. Owens - Pueblo Chieftain - May 4, 2016 - Donald “Don” J. Owens passed on to the Lord’s cattle drive in the sky on May 1, 2016. Born August 23, 1938. Preceded in death by parents, Guy Francis and Anna Mae (Kelly) Owens; sisters, Theresa and Kayleen. Survived by his wife of 52 years, Winnie; children, Zane Owens and Rochelle Harmon; sisters, Patricia and Jacque; brothers, Charles, Francis, Bob and Johnny. Don and Winnie moved to Rye on Feb. 12, 1966. Don grew up ranching and studied electrical engineering; served as a sheriff’s deputy from 1974 to 1976; 35 years as a volunteer with Rye Fire Protection District; and finished his career at CF&I as an electrician, retiring after 15 years. Viewing at noon, followed by the service at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2016, at Valley Community Church, 4253 Mercantile St., Colorado City. Reception to follow service. Memorials may be made direct to Rye Fire Protection District, P.O. Box 19190, Colorado City, CO 81019 or Greenhorn Valley Players, P.O. Box 424, Rye, CO 81069.
Owens, F. Maynard Jr.
F. Maynard Owens, Jr. - Chronicle News - July 7, 2010 - F. Maynard Owens, Jr., 90, of Trinidad, went to be with his personal Savior on July 4, 2010. He was at home at the time of his death. Maynard was born Oct. 19, 1919, in Walsenburg to Frank and Margaret (Caddell) Owens, both preceding him in death. Maynard was also preceded in death by eight family members including a grandson and great granddaughter. He was a World War II veteran serving in the European Theater. Maynard retired from the Allen Mine in 1981. He greatly enjoyed his retirement. He and his wife enjoyed many walks together, attending church and sporting events. In his younger years, he was quite a softball pitcher and player. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Shirley Ann (Bivens) Owens; son, Glen (Betty) Owens; daughter, Wendy (Joe) Coberly; four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. A visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 8, 2010 at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastors Chris Owens and Don Rehling officiating. Pallbearers will be Bob Van Matre, Gary Gordon, Dan Renner, James Trujillo and Mark McDonald. Honorary pallbearer will be Don Jordon. The words “thank you” just are not adequate to express appreciation for friends and neighbors who have shown extra care. There have been too many to mention individually but a special thanks to family and Lorraine Renner with her special support in helping Shirley in her time of need and sorrow. May God bless you all. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.
Owens, Howard Wallace
Howard Wallace Owens – Walsenburg World – February 13, 1913 – In Loving Remembrance – Died Tuesday, February 4, 1913, James Warren Owens, age 8 months and 16 days; died Friday, February 7, 1913, Howard Wallace Owens, age 18 years, 1 month and 26 days – Children of Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Owens of Gardner, Colorado. Poem: “Tis hard to break the tender chord when love has bound the heart. Tis hard, so hard, to speak the words, must we forever part?” Dearest ones we have laid you in the peaceful graves embrace; but your memory will be cherished till we see your heavenly face.
Owens, James Warren
James Warren Owens – Walsenburg World – February 13, 1913 – In Loving Remembrance – Died Tuesday, February 4, 1913, James Warren Owens, age 8 months and 16 days; died Friday, February 7, 1913, Howard Wallace Owens, age 18 years, 1 month and 26 days – children of Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Owens of Gardner, Colorado. Poem: “Tis hard to break the tender chord when love has bound the heart. Tis hard, so hard, to speak the words, must we forever part?” Dearest ones we have laid you in the peaceful graves embrace; but your memory will be cherished till we see your heavenly face.
Janie Owens - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 2017 - Janie Owens, 93, passed away Feb. 25, 2017, in Denver, Colo. Arrangements pending.
Owens, Joe Lannom
Joe Lannom Owens - Chronicle News - November 12, 2014 - Joe Lannom Owens (Cowboy Joe), age 73, passed to eternal life on the eighth day of November 2014 at Applewood living center in Longmont, Colorado, with his family by his side. Joe was born on March 31, 1941 in Union City, Tennessee. He lived most of his life in Trinidad, Colorado. Joe is survived by his beloved wife Marie (Boyd). Dear father Barbara Jeanne (Steve) Hughes, Julie Owens-Boen. Loving grandfather of Geoffrey Boen, Michael and Madison Hughes. Former wife and forever friend and mother of daughters, Barbara Jeanne McMillan (Cordova) and mother-in-law, Stella Cordova. Also survived by friends and relatives. God took him home to rest in peace. He will be missed deeply and will remain in our hearts forever. Please join us to celebrate his life on Friday the 14th day of November at 1:00 p.m. at Stonewall Community Church in Stonewall, Colorado on Highway 12. Gathering following service.
Owens, Leoma Ada Emma
Leoma Ada Emma Owens - Huerfano World - October 24, 2014 - Leoma Ada Emma Owens, 3-20-1918 ~ 10-22-2014 - Leoma Ada Emma Owens, 96, of El Cajon, a woman of faith who endured hardship and loved her family, passed away peacefully Oct. 22 at Lakeview Hospice Home. Born March 20, 1918, in Nebraska, to Arthur I. Davis and Alma M. Davis (Becker), Leoma moved with her family as a baby to Huerfano County near Walsenburg, Colo., where the Davis family set up a homestead (establishing a ranch that remains in the Davis family to this day). On April 18, 1936, Leoma married Howard Benjamin Owens, of La Veta, Colo. Howard drove a dynamite truck for coal mines in the area and on his routes, Leoma, cradling their first child in her arms, would ride along and keep her husband company. With the coming of World War II, the Owens family moved to San Diego, where Howard and Leoma both worked for Convair. Leoma, in the spirit of “Rosie the Riveter,” installed wiring on B-24 bombers. After the war, the family returned to Colorado for a couple of years, but in 1950, moved to El Cajon and purchased a small pink house on Peach Avenue, where Leoma lived for the remainder of her life. For a number of years, Leoma worked as a clerk at the JC Penney store in Downtown El Cajon. In the 1980s she worked part-time for her son, Howard, Jr., at Howard’s Bakery in El Cajon. Howard Sr., who spent most of his career with aerospace contractors in San Diego, including a stint working on the space shuttle program in New Orleans, succumbed to cancer in 1980. Leoma always enjoyed writing and wrote numerous books, including an autobiography, mysteries, romances and historical novels, along with several short stories and articles for various publications, including Reminisce Magazine and The Daily Californian. A Christian, Leoma read her Bible daily and taught Sunday School for decades at the Wesleyan Methodist Church in El Cajon. Leoma was among the members chosen to help break ground in a dedication ceremony for a new church building. Throughout her life, Leoma was devoted to her children and took great joy in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Later in life, she became an avid San Diego Padres fan, rarely missing a televised game, but is known to have attended only one home game, about 25 years ago. Leoma is survived by siblings Rosella M. Orr and Milton W. Davis, her children Howard Jr., Ken and Larry, 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren and two great-great-great grandchildren. Preceding Leoma were Howard Sr., siblings Estel A. Davis, Thelma E. Wynne, Edgar E. Davis, Marvin J. Davis and Donna M. Davis, children Doug, Bonnie and Anna, and grandchild Kirk. She also loved and enjoyed the children and grandchildren who came into her life through marriage. Services are at 10 a.m., Nov. 8, at Wesleyan Methodist Church, 1500 Lexington, El Cajon, followed by a reception. Burial will follow with family at Greenwood Cemetery in San Diego. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a literacy program in your community.
Owens, Patricia Gayle
Patricia Gayle Owens - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2017 - Patricia Gayle Matthews-Owens, 64, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017, peacefully at home in Pueblo, Colo. Patricia was born on Nov. 8, 1952, in Chicago, Ill., to parents, Ruth and Percy Matthews. Patricia leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Ansley Owens of Pueblo, Colo.; four sisters, Betty Beasley, Fabian Walker, Peggy Weddington and Kathy Kendall; brother, Carl Matthews; sisters-in-law, Lottie (Cecil Jr.) Hollier, Doris Rorex, Annie Owens; three stepchildren; one foster child; 13 grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. The celebration of Patricia's life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, New Hope Baptist Church, the Rev. Dr. C.S. Sankey officiating, 1229 W. 18th St., Pueblo, CO 81003.
Owens, Richard E.
Richard E. Owens - Chronicle News - July 13, 2016 - Richard E. Owens, 89, passed away July 5, 2016. Richard was a loving husband to wife Betty, father to Teri and Steven and grandfather to Dane, Jordon, Christopher, Melinda, Tanner, Victoria, Stanley and Alex. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. He loved to garden, ride his tractor and watch the deer and turkey in his yard. He is preceded in death by his parents Edward and Inez (Holland) Owens, his brother Orvie Owens and sister Gladys Peterman. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Betty, daughter Teri (Gary) Phelps, son Steven (Melanie) Owens, grandchildren, Dane, Jordon, Christopher, Melinda, and great-grandchildren Tanner, Victoria, Stanley and Alex. A special thanks to University Park and the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 16, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. at the Stonewall Community Church. A reception will follow at the Stonewall Fire Department. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.
Roy Owens – Walsenburg World – April 8, 1915 – Guard Kills Convict at Canon City – Canon City – Roy Owens, 31, a convict employed on street work, died here from wounds received in a fight with Prison Guard W. W. Ireland, when Owens violated his parole as a prisoner of the penitentiary here. Owens, in a statement made to Warden Tynan and other officials a few hours before his death, exonerated Guard Ireland from blame for shooting him. Owens was serving a term of from 2 to 6 years upon conviction in Pueblo June 6, 1913, for conspiracy to rob.
Owens, Shirley Ann
Shirley Ann (Bivens) Owens - Chronicle News - February 10, 2017 - Shirley Ann (Bivens) Owens passed away peacefully on February 07, 2017 at the Trinidad Inn Nursing Home. She was 91. Born on March 14, 1925 in Walsenburg, Colo. to Glen and Lilian Bivens. Shirley attended various schools in and around the coal camps near Walsenburg, Colo., graduating from Walsenburg High School where she met her future husband (Frank) Maynard Owens. Maynard and Shirley were united in marriage on December 28, 1946 and would raise two children together, Glen and Wendy. They eventually moved from Walsenburg to Weston, Colo. and finally settled in Trinidad upon their retirement from the coal mines. Shirley loved life and was a friend to all that ever had the privilege of meeting her. She always enjoyed her crocheting, enjoyed reading, especially her daily devotion books, and Shirley loved her sports. She enjoyed them all but was especially fond of two. Basketball, never missing a year of the TSJC tournament where she and Maynard could be found in their familiar seats in the corner of Scott gym, where Shirley would happily lend a hand judging the cheerleading or princess competition. Her greatest sports love was baseball, where again they could be found supporting the Trojans of TSJC in Maynard’s old red truck at Central Park, or in front of her TV lamenting the moves made by many of the Rockies players or managers. By far the greatest love of Shirley’s life was her Lord and Savior Jesus, and her many great-grandchildren. Who she could always be heard bragging about one or more to any and all who would listen. Shirley is preceded in death by her husband Maynard, her brother Kenneth Bivens, one grandson Brent Owens and one great-granddaughter Rachel Owens. Left to cherish her memory are her two children Glen (Betty) Owens, Canon City, Colo. and Wendy (Joe) Coberly, Trinidad, Colo. 4 grandchildren Ryan Coberly, Trinidad, Colo.; Chris (Melissa) Owens, Homosassa, Fla.; Keith (Beth) Coberly, Trinidad, Colo.; and Misty (Matt) Graham, Port St Lucie, Fla. 9 great-grandchildren, Derek Owens, Jonlyn McDonald, Mark McDonald, Ryanna Coberly, Eric Coberly, Chloe Owens, Parker Owens, Callie Owens, and the newest addition MacKenzie Graham, also one great-great-grandson Connor McDonald. Honorary pallbearers are special friends Dan and Loraine Renner. Active pallbearers are Gary Gordon, Bob VanMatre, Glen Owens, Joe Coberly, Ryan Coberly, and Darryl Long. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Shirley’s name to St Jude Children’s Hospital. Funeral Services will be Friday, February 10, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Comi Chapel with Pastor Cary Nelson officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Gary Gordon, Darryl Long, Glen Owens, Joe Coberly, Ryan Coberly, and Bob Van Matre. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Owens, Thelma Leoma
Thelma Leoma Owens - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2016 - Thelma Leoma Owens, 86, on April 15, 2016, went to be with her beloved husband, who preceded her in death, John Richard Owens; sons, John (Dickie) Owens, James Owens; parents, Claudie and Nola Bernard. Survived by children, Walter Owens, Shirley Bright, Glen Owens, Nola (Jim) Fognani, Norma (Johnny) Aragon; sister, Claudine Lamb; 14 grandchildren, 17 great- grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She will be missed by all. Viewing, 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 21, 2016, Roselawn Chapel. Graveside service to follow at noon, Roselawn Cemetery.
A. Oxford – Walsenburg World – August 21, 1919 – Dust Explosion Kills 18 at Ojo, Five Escape – Helmet Crew Rush from Trinidad – Presence of Gas and Falls of Rock Delay Reaching Last Four – The worst explosion that has ever taken place in Huerfano County occurred Monday at Oakview, the mining camp of the Oakdale Coal Company 25 miles west of town. It happened in the older workings of the company where 40 miners are employed. The first reports gave the number of dead at 35 or 40, but a checking out of the men brought the casualties down to a smaller number. Three found their way out through an old entry, and of the first three rescued, two are alive, although badly burned. Up to the next morning 12 dead had been removed and later two more were added to the list, but it was necessary to force fresh air into the mine passages before the remainder could be reached. The number then left was six and one more was gotten out Wednesday. Help was rushed to the scene of the disaster, helmet crews and first aid teams from the other Huerfano and Las Animas County mines and it was through their efforts that it was possible to get the men out so soon. One accident occurred that nearly lost one of the rescuers his life. He and another man were bringing out “Big Steve” Christopher, the fire boss, over a big fall of rock when he stumbled and fell on his breathing bag. It’s a miracle that he did not break the bag and cause his asphyxiation with gas. James Dalarumi was the leader of the rescue crew. The cause of the explosion has not been definitely determined, but it is thought that possibly a small explosion of gas exploded dust in the mine. Possibly some of the men secreted matches about their person, though it is the habit to have all the men searched before they enter the mine. The explosion was unusually heavy and the shock was felt for some distance away from the mine, though there was no outside upheaval, but a cave in and a heavy fall of rock on the inside. There were about 100 diggers employed in the Oakview mine. The explosion occurred in the sixth south entry were about 40 men were working. The men working in the other entries got out safely. Superintendent Britton went into the mine shortly after the explosion and penetrated into the gas area, but was overcome, and had to be removed and put to bed. Mine Inspector Thompson of Trinidad and State Mine Inspector Dalrymple of Denver arrived on the scene as speedily as possible. Sheriff Neely and Coroner Thorton also left immediately after hearing of the accident. The dead are: Mike Johnson, single; Juan Balteira, single; John Soltis, who leaves a wife and three children; Frank Pajk, leaving wife and boy of 17; John Macconi, leaving wife and two children; James Blye, leaves wife and child; Joseph R. Franks, known to many in Walsenburg, leaves wife and child; Andrew Guilano, leaves wife and child; Magil Muzzieg, single, an old Mexico miner; James T. Ingram, leaves wife and two children. He and his grandson, A. Oxford, were found locked in each other’s arms. A. Oxford, single; Charles Monson, leaves a wife; Joe Margulski, leaves a wife; Joe Garcia, a soldier boy, leaves a wife and child; Tony Barela, single; William Christopher, single; John Fassaro, single; Frank Divechio, single. At 11 o’clock this Thursday night the bodies of the last three, John Soltis, Frank Divechio, and Frank Pajk, were taken from the mine and have since been removed to town. The coroner’s inquest will be held at 10 o’clock Monday morning at Walsenburg. Two of the dead miners were members of the Maccabee Lodge; Joseph R. Franks in Walsenburg and Joe Margulski of the Denver Tent. The body of the latter was shipped to Denver Thursday evening where he will have a Maccabee funeral. The funeral of Joseph Risdon Franks will be held in Walsenburg Sunday morning at 10 o’clock under the auspices of the Walsenburg Tent of the Maccabees.
John Ozzello - Chronicle News - July 13, 2010 - John Ozzello, former resident of Trinidad, passed away at the age of 63 at his home in Buceria, Mexico, fighting a valiant fight with a brief illness on July 7, 2010. John was born to Jim and Pauline Ozzello on October 31, 1946. John attended Trinidad High School, graduating in 1964. Went on to attend Trinidad State Junior College and Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Upon completion of his education, John was a Vista Volunteer in Trinidad and worked at the JAYS Center and developed the first data system for the City of Trinidad. Leaving Trinidad, he moved to Denver where he was liaison for the City and County of Denver; Director of Employability, an agency for people with Disabilities. He then moved to Leadville where he was Director of Human Services and the Health Department for Lake County. When he retired, John and his wife moved to Buceria, Mexico where they opened a Hospice Home Health Center. John's work career was always centered on making life better for all people. John was preceded in death by his parents; Jim and Pauline (Archuleta) Ozzello; brother, Tano Ozzello, and infant nephew, Jordan Daniel Choate, John is survived by his wife, Lisa of 24 years; daughters, Emily and Pehle Wilson of the Denver area; brother Roger Ozzello, Thorton, Colo.; sisters, Kathy (Sam) Thompson of Simla, Colo.; Paula Ozzello and Susan (Don) Choate of Trinidad; sister-in-law, Mary Rose Ozzello, La Junta; aunts, Lucille Ozzello, Trinidad; Irene McAllister, Swink; Uncle Fred Medina, Trinidad; numerous nieces and nephews; grand nieces and nephews, and cousins. John will be sadly missed by his family and friends. John had a way of touching everyone's life, for that he will never be forgotten. John is being returned to his native home of Colorado and A memorial Service will be held in the Denver area in the near Future. Courtesy of Comi Funeral Home. Denver Post - July 25, 2010 - John Ozzello, born in 1946 in Trinidad Colorado, died in July 2010 in Bucerias, Mexico. John is survived by his wife Lisa Haggman Ozzello and his beautiful daughters Pehle and Emily Wilson. John graduated from CSU and received a Masters in Public Administration from CU. John worked for the City of Denver, directed several Denver non profits and was the Director of Health and Human Services in Leadville. There will be a celebration of John's life on July 31, at 3:00 pm at 1440 Ash St., Denver, CO.
Ozzello, Mary Rose
Mary Rose Ozzello - Pueblo Chieftain - November 24, 2017 - Mary Rose Ozzello, 84, passed away on Nov. 20, 2017, at her La Junta home. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., both services at Our Lady of Guadalupe/ St. Patrick Parish. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28 at Peacock Memorial Chapel.
Ozzello, Robert Daniel
Robert Daniel Ozzello - Chronicle News - April 24, 2009 - Robert Daniel Ozzello, age 85, passed away unexpectedly at Mt. San Rafael Hospital on April 22, 2009. He was born to Agnes (Bessolo) and James Ozzello in Starkville, Colo., on November 23, 1923. Bob attended area schools, graduating from Trinidad High School in 1941. On August 7, 1948 Bob was united in marriage to Lucille R. Paolucci at Holy Trinity Church. He was employed as a machine operator for Ozzello Construction for 20 years and then as an operator for Las Animas County Road and Bridge until his retirement. He liked to watch westerns. He was an avid Notre Dame fan, but his greatest passion was baseball. In his younger years, Bob was second baseman for a local baseball team. Preceding him in death are and parents, Agnes and James Ozzello; six brothers and their spouses and mother and father-in-law, Lucy and Gaetano Paolucci. He is survived by wife of 60 years, Lucille of home address; children, Yvonne (R.C.) Cordova, Trinidad; William Ozzello, Trinidad; Christine (Ron) Barela, Blanca, Colo.; eleven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Violett (Frank) Montera, Trinidad; Tano (Loretta) Paolucci, La Junta, Colo.; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2009 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sun-day, April 26, 2009 at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday, April 27, 2009 at Holy Trinity Church. Entombment will follow at the Guardian Angel Mausoleum, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are his grandsons, Tyler Barela, Devon Cordova, Casey Cordova, Austin Cordova, Danny Cordova, Rick Cordova. The family respectfully requests omission of flowers and donations be made to St. Jude's Children’s Hospital, Holy Trinity Church or the charity of your choice. The family may be contacted at the home address. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Ozzello, Tano Sr.
Tano Ozzello, Sr. - Chronicle News - February 28, 2005 - Tano Ozzello. Sr., age 71, passed away February 24, 2005, at A.V.R. Nursing Care Center. He was born in Starkville, Colorado, on October 5, 1933, to James & Jeanette (Welch) Ozzello. On May 28, 1955, Tano was united in marriage to Mary R. (Antista) Ozzello in Trinidad, CO, a union that lasted 49 years. Tano coached at Pueblo Catholic High School and Roncalli from 1963 to 1971. He was principal at La Junta High School from 1971 until his retirement in 1991. Tano was inducted in the Greater Pueblo Sports Hall of Fame in 1992. Tano was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe & St. Patrick Parish. Preceding him in death are his farther, James Ozello; mother and stepfather, Jeanette (Art) Stancato. Survivors are wife, Mary of La Junta, CO; sons Gary (Nancy) Ozello, Ft. Collins, CO, Bud (Ginger) Ozzello, Swink; daughters Lori Ozello, Greeley, CO, JoAnn Ozello, Rocky Ford, CO; grandchildren, D.J., Angie, Ft. Collins, CO, Mary Jean & Jacqueline, Greeley, CO, Kim, Ft. Collins, CO, Katie & Kristin, La Junta, CO; and numerous other relatives; close friends, Bill & Francie Haberman. Rosary will be Tuesday, March 1, at 9:30 AM, followed by Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe/St. Patrick Parish. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery. Officiated by be Father Charles Sena. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe/St. Patrick Parish, 202 Lincoln Ave., La Junta, CO, 81050 or to the Arkansas Valley Hospice Assoc., P.O. Box 1067, La Junta, direct or through Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home & Crematorium. Courtesy of the Comi Funeral Home.
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