Huerfano County, Pueblo County, and Las Animas County, Colorado.
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Baldo Yacconi - Huerfano World - April 14, 1940 - Baldo Yacconi, 49, died today at home on his ranch. A native of Italy, he came t Huerfano County in 1909 and was a coal miner until 1926 when he began farming. He leaves his wife Ergene, daughter Theresa, stepsons Robert and Geno Andreoli, stepdaughter Jean Leri, brothers Sisto of Denver and Victor in Italy
Janet Sue Yaden - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2017 - Janet Sue Yaden, 79, of Pueblo, passed away April 8, 2017. Preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, James William Yaden. Survived by her sons, Ed (Stephanie) Yaden of Westminster, Colo., John (Debbie) Yaden of Pueblo, Colo., Steven (Carolyn) Yaden of Chesapeake, Va.; grandchildren, Kyle (Jessica), Kristen, Jonah Yaden, Amanda and Sarah Yaden, Tamara Rodriguez, Ambrose Solis III, Crystal Gonzales; numerous nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren; as well as sister, Kay Fabian; brothers, Stuart (Lynda) Fabian and Robert (Lura) Fabian. Janet was born to Thelma and KC Fabian, in El Dorado, Kan., on Sept. 3, 1937. She graduated from Kansas State as a registered dietician and worked for the State of Colorado for over 35 years. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Roselawn Cemetery.
Yaeger, Betty Jane
Betty Jane Yaeger - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 2014 - Betty Jane Yaeger, 92, passed away peacefully on Sept. 12, 2014, with family at her bedside. Preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, John J. Yaeger, M.D.; her parents, Charles and Jane (Doonan) Topel; and infant son, Steven Charles. Betty leaves behind, her children, Jane (Steve) Keightley of Worcester, U.K., Mark (Barbara) of Pueblo, John (Diane) of Annapolis, Md., Peggy (Alex) Christie of Colorado Springs and Amy (Rich) Paul of Grand Junction; 16 grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren. Betty was born Jan. 11, 1922, in Balaton, Minn., and was raised on the family farm. After graduating from Balaton High School, she attended Macalester College and the University of Minnesota, where she was a member of the Kappa Delta sorority. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1945 and a brief career in medical technology immediately followed, before she embarked on her most important role as wife, mother and homemaker. In 1951, her husband, John, began his pediatric practice in Pueblo, where Betty became an active member of the Ascension Episcopal Church, Pueblo Service League, Medical Auxiliary, PEO and Order of Eastern Star. She was an avid golfer, bridge player, world traveler, birder and lifelong learner. But she will be most remembered for her devotion as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, creating many treasured memories and indulging her family with her dry sense of humor, patient care, and her wonderful cooking, especially her baked goods and homemade pickles. Betty never missed attending any of her children’s school events and continued by attending as many of her grandchildren’s events as possible, from Southern Colorado to the East Coast to England. She lived a life of grace and humility, always putting others, especially her family, above herself. Per Betty’s request, a private family service will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to Ascension Episcopal Church Education Fund, 420 W. 18th St., Pueblo, CO 81003.
Yaeger, John J. (M.D.)
John J. Yaeger M.D. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 3, 2014 - John J. Yaeger M.D., 93. Born, July 27, 1921, in Sanborn, Minn., passed away July 27, 2014, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, where he served as a physician from 1951 to 1991, including a stint as Chief of Staff. Graduate of St. Olaf College and the University of Minnesota Medical School. He was also a veteran of World War II Army Medical Corp. Survived by beloved wife of 69 years, Betty Jane Topel Yaeger; children, Jane (Steve) Keightley of Worcester, U.K., Mark (Barbara) of Pueblo, John (Diane) of Annapolis, Md., Peggy (Alex) Christie of Colorado Springs and Amy (Rich) Paul of Grand Junction; 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by infant son, Stephan Charles; parents, Walter David and Luretta E. Ripley Yaeger; and sister, Mary Lou Galbraith. John came to Pueblo in 1951 to set up practice in the height of a polio epidemic. He was pediatrician to many of Pueblo’s baby boomers. He was an avid fisherman, bird-watcher, sports enthusiast and world traveler. As a lifelong learner, he built furniture and radios and learned the art of winemaking and gardening. Upon retirement, he took part in Elderhostel studies and audited college courses. As an active volunteer before and after retirement, his activities included conducting the official weigh-ins for Pueblo’s wrestlers for many years, instructing Pueblo West school children through Junior Achievement and playing the butler as a docent at Rosemount Museum, to name a few. He was a founding board member of the Nature and Raptor Center. He faithfully attended grandchildren’s events whether locally, on the East Coast or in England. The family wishes to express thanks to the staff at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. John passed away peacefully surrounded by family on his 93rd birthday, in a room that happened to be near the Pediatric Ward at the hospital, completing life’s full circle. Private family memorial service at John’s request. As a long-time member of Ascension Episcopal Church, memorials may be made to the Ascension Church Education Fund, 420 W. 18th St., Pueblo, CO 81003, or directly to the charity of donor’s choice.
Yakovich, Larry John
Larry John Yakovich - Boies-Ortega Funeral Home - January 19, 2016 - Larry John Yakovich, born July 19, 1949, affectionately known as "Bombs O", passed away on January 18, 2016. He is the son of the lake John and Mary Yakovich. He graduated from Walsenburg High School in 1967, was a member of WHS Honor Society, Honor Band and played WHS football (named All Conference Guard 1966 and 1967). He attended technical training institute in Denver, was a mechanic and locksmith by profession, and served as a Volunteer firefighter for Huerfano County Fire Department. Larry enjoyed family and friends, Honda Motorcycles, dogs, and annual class reunions. He especially enjoyed his 6-pack Dodge Challenger, vintage Studebaker pickup and 1954 President Sports Sedan. He thoughtfully sent electronic greeting card and emails to family and friends on a regular basis. Larry was a "gentle giant of a man", kind, giving, and caring in every way. His wishes were to e cremated without final services. He will live on in our hearts and memories. We miss you, pal, classmate, friend, neighbor, and long-time Walsenburg resident.
John Edwin Yalotz Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 4, 2016 - John Edwin Yalotz Sr., 71, affectionately known as Pops, went on to his next journey on Nov. 30, 2016, in Pueblo, Colo. John was an active member of the Pueblo Fraternal Order of Eagles Post 145. Preceded in death by his parents, Bill Sr. and Zelma Yalotz; sister-in-law, Lola Yalotz; brothers-in-law, Gary Morton and Les LaBar. John is survived by his children, Michael (Diane) Yalotz of Utah, Shari Yalotz (Shawn Wolfe), John Jr. (Brooke) Yalotz; grandchildren, Brittany (Justin) Hawkins, Aubree and Macenzee Yalotz; great-grand-daughter, Kinley Hawkins; siblings, Zelma LaBar, Bill Jr. (Sandi) Yalotz, Katelyn (Steve) Frownfelter; his special niece, Kari Yalotz; and numerous other nieces and nephews; special friends, Carol Hart, Javier Quintana and the Dosens; special cousins, Kittie Peterson, Rita Mozingo, Harold Baker, Sammy Baker, Phillis Housh; and numerous other cousins and extended family. John loved to fish, hunt, bowl and watch his grandchildren’s sporting events. He enjoyed taking care of his granddogs, Jade and Luci. A special heartfelt thank you to the staff at Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care, Joni Fair Hospice House for the incredible care they gave him and the kindness and concern they gave our family during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers and food, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care, 1107 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005, in memory of John E. Yalotz. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Yanchunis, Lorna Wheeler
Lorna Wheeler Yanchunis - Pueblo Chieftain - February 1, 2015 - Lorna Wheeler Yanchunis, 58, passed away Jan. 27, 2015, in Pueblo. Lorna was born Nov. 3, 1956, to Lloyd and Emma Wheeler. Lorna was a Central High graduate and later owned and operated The Beauty Nook Salon. She enjoyed traveling, shopping and working crossword puzzles. Lorna was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Loren Wheeler. Her survivors include her husband, Sam Yanchunis; nephew, Jeffrey Wheeler; and niece, Rustay Wheeler. At her request, cremation with no public service.
Frank Yanulevich – Walsenburg World – September 24, 1908 – Frank Yanulevich, a miner, 28 years old was killed at Midway Mine Tuesday by a fall of rock. He was a single man with no relatives except an uncle in this country.
Yarberry, Carol J.
Carol J. Yarberry - Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 2014 - Carol J. Yarberry, 79, passed away Dec. 16, 2014. Survived by her husband of 58 years, Ken Yarberry; children, Cindy Barrett of Berthoud, Colo., and Jeff (Michele) Yarberry of Loveland, Colo.; sister, Betty Jo Zabrusky of Canon City; grandchildren, Amie Berry, Jason DeHaven, Dillon DeHaven, Matthew Yarberry, Emily Yarberry; four step- grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Carol was born to Harold and Verda Ward on Jan. 18, 1935, in Canon City. She was a teacher for Pueblo District 60 for 31 years. She enjoyed traveling and while in Pueblo, she enjoyed working in her beautiful flower garden. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital through the funeral home.
Dozell Yarbrough - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 2014 - Dozell Yarbrough, 58, passed away Dec. 22, 2014. He was born June 10, 1956, in Pueblo, Colo. He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy; mother, Flossie Yarbrough; and younger brother, Glen Yarbrough. He attended Pueblo City Schools, and graduated from Central High School in 1974. Dozell attended Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., for several years before joining and serving in the U.S. Army from 1977 to 1981. He was employed in the construction field in Pueblo and Wynne, Ark. He also did agriculture work in Arkansas for several years. Upon returning to Pueblo, he worked at various odd jobs and the State Fair. He is survived by his father, Arthur L. Yarbrough Sr.; siblings, Arthur L. Yarbrough Jr., Craig G. Yarbrough Sr., Remell F. Alexander, Terry J. Yarbrough Sr., Glenda R. Rowe; great-aunts, Pearl Yarbrough and Minnie Yarbrough; aunt, Margret Lawson; 19 nieces and nephews, 23 great-nieces and nephews, other family and friends. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at Claremont SDA Church, 1503 W. Arroyo Ave., Pueblo, Colo.
Yarbrough, Robert D.
Robert D. Yarbrough - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 2017 - Robert D. Yarbrough, 89, Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.
Roger Presh Yarn Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain – August 21, 2014 - Roger Presh Yarn Jr. passed from this life Saturday evening, Aug. 16, 2014, in Hitchcock, Texas. Born April 3, 1970, in Marietta, Ga., Mr. Yarn had been a resident of Hitchcock since 2002, previously of League City and Albuquerque, N.M. He enjoyed mountain biking, race cars, wrestling, comic books and drawing. Roger was a man of God, serving as a board member for Simply Jesus Pentecostal Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Teresa Celeste Kagey; and uncle, Michael Kagey. Survivors include his loving wife of over 18 years, Marchant Yarn; father and stepmother, Roger P. Yarn Sr. and wife, Juanita Yarn of Hiram, Ga.; grandparents, Ed and Jean Kagey of Beulah, Colo., Dorothy O’Neal of Macon, Ga., and George Yarn of Nevada, Mo.; sons, Dustin Adams of Greeley, Colo., Tristan Wyatt of Pueblo, Colo., Darby, Quinn and Ryder Yarn, all of Hitchcock; daughter, Allie Yarn of Hitchcock; brother, Mark Yarn and wife, Mary of Pueblo, Colo.; sisters, Cody Smith and husband, Glenn of Douglasville, Ga., and Casey Yarn of Hiram, Ga.; grandsons, Nicholas Wyatt, Isaac Wyatt; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and a host of friends. Funeral services will be at noon Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home, with Pastor Horace Stephens officiating. Interment will follow at Hayes Grace Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kenny Bunte, James Cabarubio, Chris Kagey, Kevin Kagey, Tory Kagey and Mark Yarn. Honorary pallbearer will be Rafel Wlazlo. Visitation with the family will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home, 10412 Highway 6, Hitchcock, TX 77563 ; 409-925-3501.
Julia Yarnell - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 2016 - Julia Yarnell, 76, passed away June 10, 2016. Survived by her husband, William K. Yarnell; daughter, Susan M. Yarnell, both of Pueblo West; siblings, Frank van Bergen of Pueblo, Marie Daberkow of Pueblo West, Johanna Hall of Garden City, Kan., and Adriane van Bergen of Walnut Creek, Calif.; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Julius and Marie van Bergen. Julia was born Sept. 22, 1939, in Nordenham, Germany. She was a middle school teacher for Pueblo District 60 and a member of the Pueblo German Club. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, June 16, 2016, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or American Diabetes Association through the funeral home.
Helen Fatur Yarosch - Chronicle News - October 15, 2003 - Helen Fatur Yarosch, age 86, passed away in Trinidad on October 12, 2003. She was born in Delagua, Colorado, on November 8, 1916 to John and Helena (Gaspersic) Fatur. The family moved to Trinidad where Helen graduated from Trinidad High School in 1934. Soon after, she went to Beauty School in Denver, later working as a beautician for Alma Lee’s Beauty Shop in Denver and Ann Kirkbride's Beauty Shop in La Junta. In 1944 she married Alfred Andrew “Andy” Yarosch who worked for the Santa Fe Railroad. They resided in Riverside, California where their daughter Kathryn was born. After Andy’s death, Helen returned to Trinidad in 1964 and lived the remainder of her life here. Helen was a longtime member of the SNPJ Lodge, member of the former St. Joseph’s Parish, and member of the Harry R. Sayre Senior Center. She was a devoted fan of both the Trinidad High Miners and the Denver Broncos. She will be remembered by family and friends for her generosity, sense of humor, positive outlook on life, and her great love of Colorado, especially Trinidad. She is survived by her daughter Kathryn Kress of California, her sister Frances Fatur of Denver, and several nieces and nephews in Colorado, California, and Washington. Visitation for Helen will take place Wednesday, October 15, 2003 from 2 until 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Gene Renard, S.J. as celebrant. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Harry R. Sayre Senior Center, the Mitchell Art Museum, or the Activities Fund at Trinidad State Nursing Home. Arrangements are entrusted to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.
Joseph Yates – Walsenburg World – April 22, 1915 – Suicide Yates Dies at Bride’s Feet – Pueblo – Joseph Yates of Holly, son of a wealthy Rocky Ford farmer, timed his suicide to the minute. As the Santa Fe train on which he was returning from a business trip to Syracuse, Kansas, neared the Holly Station he swallowed a quantity of poison. Then he walked hurriedly toward his home, and as his wife came out to meet him he fell dead at her feet. Domestic and financial troubles are reported to have caused the act.
Yates-Butero, Christine M.
Christine M. Yates-Butero - Chronicle News - November 25, 2014 - Christine M. Yates-Butero, age 97, passed away peacefully at home on November 22, 2014. She was born in Larkhall Lanark, Scotland, on September 6, 1917 to Christina (MacIntosh) and Duncan Stewart. On December 24, 1935, Christine was united in marriage to Jim Gates, in Green River, Wyoming. Christine owned and operated Christine’s beauty shop for 50 years until her retirement. She remarried on August 29, 1984 to Paul Butero. Together they loved to travel. Christine was a member of Sayre Senior Citizens Center, where she attended daily for the past 15 years. Preceding her in death her husband James Gates, son James Gates and second husband Paul Butero. She is survived by son, John (Sharon) Yates, Trinidad, daughter, Cathy (Dennis) Letasy, Canada; grandchildren, Tara (Dan) Davis, Grady Yates, Cami (Dennis) Reghenas, Ryan Letasy; great-grandchildren, K. J. Jacob and Trey Christoffersen, Harley Reghenas; sister, Janet McKeown, Trinidad; sister-in-law, Charlette Stewart, Wyoming; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Funeral will be Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at First Christian Church with Bill Glidden officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Ryan Letasy, Dennis Reghenas, Tom McKeown, Fred Sanchez Sr., Fred Sanchez Jr., and John Medina. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Ybarra, Bill P.
Bill P. Ybarra - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2015 - Bill P. Ybarra, 73, better known as Bill the Barber, was called home by his Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 23, 2015. Survived by the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Ellen L. Ybarra. Bill and Ellen shared 53 loving years together raising and cherishing their children. Also survived by his children, Karyn (Dave) Abram, Jennifer (Jeff) Dunker, Steve Ybarra and Chris (Clara) Ybarra; grandchildren, Josh, Brett, Lacey, Chynna, Jarek, Cody, Sabrina, Gavin, Makira and Seth; great-grandchildren, Zarah, Rosalie and Kendyll; siblings, Frank (Mary), Joe, Ray (Charlotte), Robert, Delores (Manuel), Rosie (Pete), Anthony (Shannon), Margaret (Pedro) and Jimmy; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Bill enjoyed many years of barbering. Everyone who came into his barbershop and sat in his chair became a lifelong friend. Bill would always greet people with a smile and said hello to everyone, whether he knew them or not. He also enjoyed going to garage sales to find CDs for his music collection, which he shared with everyone. He was an avid Broncos and Rockies fan. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Bill was also a proud member of Fellowship of the Rockies for the last 20 years. A special thank you to the wonderful and caring nurses at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice House and visits from members of Fellowship of the Rockies. Viewing prior to service. Funeral service, 3 p.m. Monday, Fellowship of the Rockies. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.
Ybarra, Valarie S.
Valarie S. Carrillo-Ybarra - Pueblo Chieftain - December 3, 2017 - Valarie S. Carrillo-Ybarra, 56, beloved mother, wife, daughter and sister, passed away on Nov. 17, 2017. She has gone to join her husband, Richard Ybarra; father, David Carrillo; mother, Stella Carrillo; brothers, Johnny and Tony; sisters, Nancy and Debbie; and numerous family members waiting for her with open arms. She is survived by her sons, Richard and Raymond Ybarra; five grand-children; sisters, Maxine Mendoza and Cindy Baca; also numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She will always be remembered for her loving heart. Vaya con Dios Valarie. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Monday, Romero Chapel.
Norman Yednak - Santa Cruz Sentinel - May 17, 2015 - Norman was born in Trinidad, Co and was 6 when he moved with his parents, Jerry and Madeline Yednak, to the Monterey Bay area. He graduated from Salinas High in 1948 and attended Hartnell. He learned to balance his love of adventure with school and working at Jerry's business, Salinas Mattress Co. He used that balance during Air Force officer training, flying jets in Korea and training incoming pilots, achieving the rank of Captain. He retired from PGE working after 15 years of going everywhere at the Moss Landing Power Plant. He had been married to the love of his life, Vivian, for 57 years till her death. He was a strong, proud and generous man who knew and shared life's true values and blessings. He will be greatly missed by his brother, Jerry, children, Mike, Karen Harper, Susan and Cheryle, 3 grandchildren, Jason, Matt and Chris Harper, 2 great-grandchildren and many others. A family gathering will be held Saturday, May 23rd.
Yengich, Ann C.
Ann C. (Grande) Yengich - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2016 - Ann C. (Grande) Yengich, 87, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, John P. Yengich; and two sons, Donald Yengich and John Yengich. Ann is survived by her daughter, Judy Yengich; and daughter-in-law, Mary Yengich; grandchildren, Dawn (Dan) Yengich, Melissa (Walter) Oden, Tessa (Paul) Hanna, Alex (Brittany) Yengich; six great-grandchildren, four siblings, and a host of other relatives and friends who will miss her. Ann retired with over 30 years of service with Black Hills Energy. She was an amazing cook and baked the best Slavic pastries. She enjoyed trips to Cripple Creek, Thursday breakfast with her brothers and sisters and spoiling her grandchildren. Viewing, 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, followed by a rosary at 7. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, March 17, at St. Francis Xavier Church. Burial to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.
Joseph E. Yengich Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 9, 2014 - Joseph E. Yengich Jr., 73, passed away peacefully on Sept. 6, 2014. Joseph Yengich He was born April 8, 1941, to Joseph and Evelyn Yengich, who preceded him in death. Joe was a very talented, self-taught artist in both his paintings and beautiful wood carvings. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1963 to 1966 on the USS Preston. Left to cherish his memory, are his family and friends. Special thanks for the love and excellent care given to him by Jean DelMonico (his cousin) and the exceptional caring staff of Frontier Hospice. At his request, there will be no service. Cremation has taken place.
Donald Yeoman - Harwood Cremation - May 2, 2014 - Donald Elsworth Yeoman was called home by his Lord on April 29th, 2014. He was born in Aguilar, Colorado on October 9th, 1932. He moved to Rockvale as a small boy and was raised by his grandmother, Eva Bone. Don entered the Army in 1952 and was Honorably Discharged in 1954. He was employed at Ideal Cement (Holcim), where he worked for 44 years. Don professed his faith and was baptized in 1960. He was a member of the First Southern Baptist church since 1974, where he served as a Deacon. Don also volunteered at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home for many years, conducting services on Sunday mornings. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Don took his last hunting trip at the age of 80. On May 3rd, 1958, he married Vola Wells. They had 55 wonderful years together. Don and Vola had 3 children, Kelly (Eric) Morgan, Erin (Ron ) Price and D.J. (Thecla) Yeoman. He was blessed with 8 grandchildren, Mason Morgan and his girlfriend, Reyn Moore, Emily Morgan, Joshua Price and his fiancée', Leslie Hardwick, Casey Price and her boyfriend, Greg Petersen, Mallory Yeoman, Marissa Yeoman, Micheala Yeoman, Dalton Yeoman and his precious great-grandson, Landon. Don is survived by his family, his sisters-in-law, Reta Burns-Alinjovich and her children, Pam and Jerry, Brenda Wells and her children, Shannon, John and T.J. He is also survived his dear friends, Lawrence (Butch) Faoro, Joey Tamburello, Zeff DiDominico and Bill Lennox. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, May 7th at 2pm at the Canon Community Baptist Church, 1111 Monroe. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canon City Professional Firefighters, Local 1002 or the Canon City Volunteer Fire Department. Arrangements are under the care of Harwood Funeral Home.
Dolly Yepez - Chronicle News - March 25, 2014 - Mrs. Dolly Yepez, age 81, was born in Trinidad, Colo. on March 30, 1932. She was called by the Great Spirit on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 2014. Mom started work in her teens with the Sisters of Charity at the old Mt. San Rafael Hospital and had many jobs in her life, but her main one was that of Mother, raising her three children and devoting her life to us all. She then was employed as a CNA at the present Mt. San Rafael Hospital in the late 70's. Mom was an amazing lady and very devoted to our Native American roots. There is not enough space big enough to write what I feel in my heart, because life is a sacred circle and Mom followed these ways. I recently went to a ceremony at the Native American Church to receive the Sacred Medicine and these things are helping me with this very hard time. How do you describe a real Mother? There are many ways to do this but one word to describe my Mom is LOVE. Preceding her in death is daughter Sharon Mattorano, parents Madalena and Soccorro Suazo, brothers Robert and John Suazo, sister Chabby, and aunt Eloisa Abeyta, longtime companion Tomas Rios. Mom leaves behind two sons, Mike Yepez, and myself, Ron Yepez, 1 grandchild Kitana Yepez, 2 great-grandchildren, Joey and Aerial Chedsey and son-in-law Joe Chedsey. She also had many friends at the Trinidad Inn Nursing Home and Mt. San Rafael Hospital who took good care of her. Funeral will be Friday March 28, 2014, with Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Inurnment at a later date. Arrangements under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Yepez, Jose E.
Jose E. Yepez - The Herald - April 17, 2011 - Jose E. Yepez passed away at his home in Bosque Farms, NM on April 6, 2011. He was born on November 14, 1930 in Trinidad, CO to Eduardo and Elenore Yepez. He is survived by his sister, Nora Torres; daughter, Joy Yepez-Rice (Jeff Rice), of Marysville, WA; sons, Rick, Mike, Ron, Joe (Dorothy), Edward (significant other, Jim Conklin), Jerry and Tim; grandchildren, Tawny Lohr-Dale (Bud), Joan Sallee (Josh) and Elden Chapman III (significant other, Tamara Martines); great-grandson, Buddy Dale; and numerous other grand and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by daughter, Sherry. A viewing was held in San Mateo, NM on April 11, 2011 at Riverside Funeral Home with a procession leading to The Santa Fe National Cemetery. Dad served in the Navy onboard the USS Valley Forge (CV-45). Dad's name and his father's name, Eduardo, are both engraved on The Miners Monument in downtown Trinidad, CO. He retired a Deputy Sheriff of Taos, NM. Dad loved family, dancing, travel, and riding horses. When he was laid to rest, in his pocket next to his heart, were notes of love from his daughter, Joy and son, Joe. Our father was loved and will be missed by many. "Adios Cowboy, until we meet again" Dad, when the trumpets sound and the Heavens part please remind the angels that I too am under a stone marked YEPEZ. Your loving daughter, Joy Yepez-Rice.
Bernice Golubski Yescavage - Imperial Funerals - April 16, 2017 - Bernice Golubski Yescavage was born in Kansas City, Kansas, January 26th, 1936 to John and Clementine Golubski. Siblings, were older brother Donald (deceased) and younger brother Larry. Bernice passed away April 10, 2017 at the age of 81. She suffered a stroke. She was a beloved mother to 3: Dr. Karen Yescavage, (Tony) Pueblo, Colorado, Michael May (Gina) San Francisco, CA, and Sherrill Yescavage Smith (Jim) St. Louis. She had 6 grandchildren: Ryan Crets, Alex May, Thomas May, Robert May, Matthew May, and Hannah May. She also had 1 great-grandchild, Aria Crets. Bernice lived with Cecilia Valenzuela, a truly cherished friend and companion. They lived happily--and feistily--for many years together out in the country, feeding the wild birds and watching the full moon rise. Bernice left us under the pink full moon of spring. Bernice was a fearless traveler and adventurer, often striking out on her own across the country, combining visiting friends with sight seeing. When she wasn't traveling alone, she traveled with her younger daughter, Karen with whom she shared many adventures. Bernice had many friends that she made in every place she lived because of her radiant smile and welcoming personality. Her laughter and sense of humor attracted strangers who quickly became cherished and lifelong friends. Bernice's heart touched even those with whom she had brief encounters forever. We celebrate her sense of compassion, friendship, mischief and laughter. Memorial services will be set for a later date. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home, Pueblo, CO.
Domingo Ynostroza - Chronicle News - December 17, 2007 - Domingo Ynostroza, age 88, passed away at Miner's Colfax Long Term Care Center on December 13, 2007. He was born in Tyrone, Colorado on August 4, 1919 to Maria (Mendraca) and Julian Ynostroza. Domingo served in the United States Army during WWII as an Army Engineer. On May 18, 1937, he was united in marriage to Alda Martinez in Trinidad, Colorado. He enjoyed many things including fishing, camping gardening and taking his daily walk. His favorite hobby was taking pictures with his Polaroid camera. Domingo had a great sense of humor and liked to joke and tease. He loved caring for his pet Chihuahuas Brenda and Chiquita. Domingo was a coal miner for 22 years, having worked in area Colorado and New Mexico mines. He then was employed at TSJC in the tool room for the Gunsmithing Department. He was a member of the Sociedad de Nuestro de Senora Guadalupe, and UMWA Local 9856. Preceding him in death are parents, Maria and Julian Ynostroza, wife Alda Ynostroza, daughter Gloria Gibson, son Joe Ynostroza, and sister Natividad Flores. Survivors are daughter Carmen (Richard) Olguin, son Julian (Alice) Ynostroza, daughter-in-law Leola Ynsotroza, son-in-law Jess Gibson, eleven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, sister Jennie Medina, sisters-in-law, Lillian Trujillo, Cleo Perea, Jennie Bustos, Priscilla Salazar and brother-in-law Jim Martinez. Numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and his extended family at Miner's Colfax Nursing home residents also survive. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 3:00 PM-6:00 pm at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be recited Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at 7:00PM at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, December 20, 2007 at 10:00AM at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by Ft. Carson Honor Guard and Sociedad de Senora de Guadalupe. Active pallbearers are grandsons Rich Olguin, Jay Ynostroza, Patrick Ynostroza, Michael Ynostroza, Joseph Ynostroza and Dennis Ynostroza. Family may be contacted at Olguin residence 19240 Co. Rd. 85.0 Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Yocam, Carlye Blake
Carlye Blake Yocam - Chronicle News - January 23, 2015 - Carlye Blake Yocam, 16, joined the board on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 while being treated for an infection at Children’s Hospital in Aurora, Colorado. She battled leukemia since August 15, 2014. She was in remission but the third round of chemotherapy to beat the cancer into submission knocked out her immune system and the strep bacteria attacked. Carlye was born in La Junta, Colorado, on March 4, 1998. Carly was the daughter of Dale Allen and Samantha K (Werner) Yocam of Kim; granddaughter of Gary and Jennie Yocam of Kim and Marion (Curtis) Werner and the late Harold Werner of Canon City, Colorado. She is survived by her uncle Gene (Katherine) Yocam of Kim, and first cousins, Amanda (Brandon) Hare and their daughter Austin of Logan, New Mexico, and Lance and Rex Yocam of Kim. She was loved by many great uncles and great aunts, more cousins and numerous friends. Carlye was a junior at Kim Undivided High School where she was active in FFA, FBLA, Student Council, NHS and yearbook. She enjoyed playing volleyball, basketball, and running the 800 in track along with throwing discus. She was very active in 4-H and an active member of the Kim First Baptist Church. She was honored to be on the National Qualifying Parliamentary Procedure Team in FBLA; the team traveled to Nashville, Tennessee last summer to compete. She was also honored to receive the Ina Oatman All Around 4-H award this past fall in 4-H for her success in showing market goats and cake decorating. Her passions were listening to music, caring for her animals, decorating cakes, making people smile, and eating chicken quesadillas and macaroni and cheese. Funeral service will be Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Kim Gymnasium with Pastor Greg Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Kim Cemetery.
Yocam, Katherine Renea
Katherine Renea Wheeler Yocam - The Chronicle News - April 12, 2017 - Katherine Renea Wheeler Yocam May 31,1973-April 8, 2017 Katherine Renea Wheeler Yocam, 43, passed away on April 8, 2017, at home, on the ranch, in Kim, Colorado, after many months of illness. She was born on May 31, 1973, at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas to Edwin Reginald & Ilona Marie (Dygert) Wheeler. Katherine was baptized by great-great cousin, Rev. Allie Davenport at First United Methodist Church in Paris Texas, August 19, 1973. She and her family lived in several locations in the Dallas, Texas, area. She graduated high school from Alexander Academy, Richardson, Texas as a member of National Honor Society. In high school, she pursued her artistic and musical (flute) interests. She attended South West Texas University, San Marcus, Texas. She moved to Raton, N.M. in 2001. She graduated with a BS in Elementary and Special Education, Summa Cum Laude, from Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico, while working and caring for two small children and living in Raton. Katherine married the love of her life, Gene David Yocam on May 16, 2004. She was a ranch wife and loved to work with her husband and care for the animals. Her interests were quilting, reading and cake decorating for her family. Her goal as a mother was to instill the love and obedience to God’s word in her three children. Her newest love was her two precious grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Gene David Yocam; sons, Lance Reginald Yocam & Rex Benjamin Yocam of the home in Kim, Colo., daughter, Amanda Marie (Brandon Lee) Hare, and grandchildren, Austin Grace Hare and Brantley David Hare, all of Kim, Colo.; parents, Edwin Reginald (Ilona Marie) Wheeler of Vega, Texas; brother, Marshall Clayton “Clay” (Teresa Lynn) Wheeler, nieces, Shelby Lynn Wheeler & Mickala Caitlyn Wheeler all of Orono, Maine; niece, Lauren Bronwyn Wheeler of Albuquerque, N.M.; in-laws, Gary (Jennie) Yocam and Dale (Samantha) Yocam of Kim. Other survivors include numerous family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Amanda Geraldine Pendley Dygert, maternal grandfather, Kenneth Elston Dygert; paternal grandmother, Treasa Mollie Gallimore Wheeler, paternal grandfather, Marshall Rex Wheeler; niece, Carlye Blake Yocam and uncle, Randal Elston Dygert. Funeral service will be held on Friday, April 14, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Kim Gymnasium with Pastor Vondell Koontz of Trinidad, Colorado and Pastor Justin Brown of the Kim Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Kim Cemetery. Those wishing to do so may make memorial contributions to the Katherine Yocam Memorial Fund c/o the First National Bank in La Junta, direct or through the funeral home. Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home & Arkansas Valley Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
York, Ollie Jean
Ollie Jean York - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 2017 - Ollie Jean York, 62, passed away April 8, 2017. She was born June 2, 1954, to Ollie Jean and Naomi Marie Roebuck who preceded her in death. She was an excellent cook, frequent QVC shopper and avid reader. Ollie leaves to cherish her memory, her beloved husband, William York; children, Myria Roebuck, William Thompson III, Herbin Thompson and Skyrone Roebuck; siblings, Melissa, Connie and David Roebuck; five grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Angelus Chapel. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the services.
Youhouse, Frank G.
Frank G. Youhouse - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2016 - Frank G. Youhouse, 80, passed away on Jan. 20, 2016, at home with his wife and daughter in Washington, D.C. Frank was born on Oct. 12, 1935, in Walsenburg, Colo. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Donna (Stupnik); his daughter, Debbie; sister-in law, Bobbie Jo Stupnik; nephew, Anthony (Kelly) Stupnik; niece, Amber Stupnik; sister, Virginia Lane; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Ron; brother-in-law, Gene Stupnik; parents, Andy and Susie Youhouse; sister, Betty Rothers; brothers, Andy Youhouse and Elmer Youhouse. Frank graduated from Central High School. He served in the U.S. Armed Forces in Germany, was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie 145, St. Joseph’s Lodge, and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. Frank was employed at Alpha Beta Packing Co. for 26 years until it closed. He opened up a family owned sausage business, The Smokehouse, which he operated for over 30 years and is known by many for his Klobosi sausage and beef jerky. Frank was an avid fisherman and hunter, always getting his game. He loved sports and had a special place in his heart for the Denver Broncos. Frank thoroughly enjoyed being with his family, traveling with his wife and daughter and living life to the fullest. Frank was a devoted and loving husband and father and was loved and respected by those who knew him. Frank will be dearly missed. Rosary will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, with funeral Mass to follow at 10 a.m., both at St. Mary Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.
Young, Alex (Child of)
Child of Alex Young – Walsenburg World – April 4, 1905 – The 11-month-old babe of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Young died Saturday morning from pneumonia. The child was only sick about 36 hours. The funeral occurred on Monday. Our sympathy is extended to the sorrowing parents.
Andy Young – Walsenburg World – March 14, 1895 – Shooting at Sopris – A Grudge Satisfied by the Killing of a Man – Trinidad, Colorado, March 11 – The mining camp of Sopris, which is located about 4 miles from here, was the scene of a killing and about 9 o’clock last evening. The killing was a result of a drunken row, in which Andy Young was shot and almost instantly killed by Arthur Rogers. The murdered man was an employee of the coal company up to the time of the strike last summer, but at the present was employed at Hastings. Sunday he was visiting in Sopris and last evening met Rogers, who is the company engineer, in a saloon. There has been trouble between the two men on account of the stand taken by Rogers during the strike, he having taken the company side in the trouble. Both men had been drinking, and finally came to blows, when Young, who is much the larger man, succeeded in getting Rogers on the floor and was pounding him in the face. It was then that Rogers drew a pistol from his pocket and fired, the ball striking Young in the stomach. Rogers gave himself up and is now in jail, and the coroner’s inquest will be held sometime today.
Anna Young – Walsenburg World – January 12, 1904 – Died at Maitland, Colorado, January 9, Miss Anna Young, daughter of Mr. Mrs. Robert Young, at the age of 16 years. Miss Anna was a popular, a devout and ambitious young lady, zealous to do her best in school and church. The event comes with added sadness that hers is the second death in the family within five weeks, and Mr. Young himself is prostrated with grief and sickness. Funeral services were held at Maitland by Rev. Wood and the remains buried at Walsenburg. The World and other friends extend their sincerest condolences to the bereaved family.
Young, Billie R.
Billie R. Young - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2016 - Billie R. Young, 87, passed on Jan. 15, 2016. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home - January 20, 2016 - Billie Ruth Young, 87, passed away January 15, 2016. Preceded in death by parents, Addie Trawick and Nat Norman; husband, Gilus Young; and nephew, Dwayne Hill. Survived and greatly loved by sister, Patsy Claflin; children, Penny Cain, Sherry (Mike) Trujillo and Rickey Young; grandchildren, Michael VanSickle, Brenda Brown, Robert Cain, Tuesdi (Chris) Rupert and John Murray; nine great-grandchildren; and loving pets. Memorial service, 10 a.m. January 22, 2016, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.
Young, Billy Joe
Billy Joe Young - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 2016 - Billy Joe Young. Memorials may be made to: kidneyfund.org. Malesich and Shirley Funeral Home - February 25, 2016 - Billy Joe Young, July 9, 1939 – February 16, 2016 - Billy Joe Young, 76, passed away Tuesday, February 16 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood, Colorado. A memorial for Bill will be held Saturday, February 27 at 11:00am at Whispering Pines Church, 73 Gross Dam Road, Golden, Colorado (Coal Creek Canyon). Bill was born in Swain, Arkansas on July 9, 1939 to Rev. Claude and Bertie Young. The family moved to Pueblo when Bill was young. Bill attended Central High School where he was recognized for class leadership, athletics, and music. Bill served for many years as a Police Officer and then a Fire Fighter for the City of Pueblo. Bill had a lifetime love of music. He was an accomplished singer and recorded a gospel album. He and his wife of 56 years, Judy, lived in Salt Lake City for a number of years before moving to the Golden, Colorado area two years ago. Bill is survived by his wife, Judy Young, three sons, Craig, Kevin and Brian and their families, and two brothers, Jim and Ford and their families.
Ella Young – Walsenburg World – June 11, 1914 – Ella Young, 41 years old, for the past 12 years deputy city clerk at Pueblo, died at St. Mary’s Hospital following an operation for peritonitis.
Ernestine Young - Chronicle News - September 13, 2013 - Ernestine Young of Littleton, Colorado passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2013. She was 76. Ernestine was born in Trinidad,, Colorado on June 30, 1937, to Bessie and Cenon Valenzuela. She graduated from Hoehne High School and then attended Trinidad State Junior College receiving her nursing degree. Ernestine worked as an LPN for Trinidad State Nursing Home for 18 years. She moved to Phoenix where she continued her nursing career until retiring in 2000. She enjoyed fishing crocheting and crafts. Ernestine is preceded in death by parents Bessie and Cenon Valenzuela, sisters Isabel (Herman) Fresquez Lillian (Louis) Mascarenas and brother Manuel (Albert) Valenzuela. Ernestine is survived by husband Steven Young, children, Gerald, Juanita and Paula Garcia, sisters: Geraldine Valenzuela, Mary Valenzuela (John), Julie (Dave) Rivera. brothers: Carmelo (Gerri) Valenzuela ,Julian (Danny) Valenzuela. grandchildren: Kellie (Tony) Armijo , Adam Garcia, John Ryan Garcia, great-grandchildren, Jacob and Dylan Armijo, numerous nephews, nieces and friends. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, September 18 2013 with Rosary at 9 a.m. at Comi Funeral Home Chapel followed by the Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Young, Esther Pauline
Esther Pauline Young - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2016 - Esther Pauline Young, 103, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. She was the matriarch of a large and loving family. Survived by children, Beverly (James) Stenson, Robert (Sharon) Young and Ellen (Robert) Eberhart; daughter-in-law, Rosaleen Young; grandchildren, Mark Donnelly, Amanda (Michael) Musso, Bradley Hensley, Vicki (David) Shapard, Scott Young, Gwen (Maxime Noutcha) Young and John (Virginia) Young; great-grandchildren, Madisyn Donnelly, Brittney (Joseph) Valenti, Lacey (Stewart) Settle, Holly Brown, Alyssa Musso, Chandler and Beckett Shapard, Xavier Young, Laetitia Noutcha, Hollis Henry Young and Ruby Kay Young; great-great- granddaughter, Charlotte Valenti; and sisters, Ellen Hardin and Evelyn (Ronald) Schroeder. She is reunited in death with her husband, Henry D. Young; parents, Arthur and Cora Zinn Drescher; son, Donald E. Young; granddaughter, Cynthia Brown Donnelly; and brother, George (Marjorie) Drescher. Esther attended school in Ordway, Colo., where she was born. After high school, she studied business in La Junta, Colo. She married Henry Denzel Young when she was 19 and they enjoyed 41 years of marriage before his death in 1974. Esther was a full- time mom and homemaker until her youngest child was in middle school and she went to work for the Pueblo Power Co. as a key punch operator. She enjoyed her career and remained until her retirement. Esther was a devoted member of the Wesley United Methodist Church. During her working years, she was active in the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, chairing a committee to provide wheelchairs to those in need. Throughout her life, she maintained a strong faith, a positive attitude and a great deal of determination. She enjoyed the theater, reading and especially the company of her family. Esther subscribed to John Wesley’s philosophy - do the best that you can, in all the ways that you can, all the days of your life. (Don’t forget to have some fun along the way.) Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice in Esther’s memory.
Young, Jacqueline May
Jacqueline May Young - Pueblo Chieftain - February 1, 2017 - Jacqueline May Young. Born Aug. 4, 1930, to Cleve and Ethel Bess in New Florence, Mo.; passed away on Dec. 26, 2016. She was the widow of George Young, who passed in the year of 1962. She was a hard-working waitress in Fremont County throughout most of her life. She loved watching NBA and most other sports. She was an incredible, caring and loving mother to her family and friends. She is survived by four sons, Jerry Young, Ronnie Young, Bobby Young and wife, Janet, Dale Young and wife, Louise; grandchildren, Rick Hardrick, Cassidy Young, Lachel Young, Crystal Young, Nichole Graham, Justin Young, Jeremy Young and wife, Melissa; great-grandchildren, Ezra Young, Wyatt Kenpton and Monroe Megan Young. She will be greatly missed and in our hearts forever.
James Young – Walsenburg World – January 14, 1909 – James Young, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Young, died at Rock Springs, Wyoming, and 11:30 p.m. Friday, January 1, 1909, of pneumonia, and was buried at that place Sunday, January 3, at 3:00 p.m. James Young was 19 years of age and had made his home in the vicinity of LaVeta practically all his life. He was a student in the La Veta High School last year and was very popular with his many acquaintances. At the time of his death he and his father were visiting relatives in Rock Springs where they had gone the day before Christmas.
Young, James (Chief Master Sgt.)
Chief Master Sgt. James E. Young - Pueblo Chieftain - February 4, 2015 - Chief Master Sgt. James E. Young, retired, 81, slipped away peacefully, with his family at his bedside. He was born on July 28, 1933, in Hamilton, Ohio, to proud parents, Pleas and Viola (Bolser) Young; both preceded him in death; along with siblings, Bud Young, Frank Young, Marie and Irene; a grandchild, Sarah Young. A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Air Force with 23 years of service, retiring with the rank of E-9 chief master sergeant; he received many awards and commendations. James is survived by his wife, Joella M. (Serrano) Young; a brother, Bill Young; sons, Kelly (Rose) Young and Jim (Colleen) Young; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild on the way. James lived and worked for many years in Costa Rica assisting veterans with their medical needs and helping widows of veterans receive benefits. He was a member of the American Legion - PUFL, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the TAN SON Nhut Association. James enjoyed flying, he had his pilot’s license; stock car and drag racing; fishing and boating; but his biggest joy was spending quality time with family whom he loved and cherished dearly. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Angelus Chapel. Inurnment Roselawn Cemetery.
Jennie Young – Walsenburg World – December 8, 1903 – Died at Maitland, Colorado, December 5, 1903, Jennie Young, age 10 years. Funeral services were held at the home on Sunday by Rev. Wood and interment was made in the Walsenburg Cemetery. The attendance was so large that all could not get in the house and 20 carriages followed the remains to the last resting place.
Young, Kimberly M.
Kimberly M. Young - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 2016 - Kimberly M. Young, 51, passed away March 15, 2016. A Celebration of Life and potluck will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 21, 2016, at Mineral Palace Park.
Young, Lillian Francis Pugh
Lillian Francis Augusta Jones Pugh Young - Chronicle News - March 21, 2012 - Lillian Francis Augusta Jones Pugh Young (Billie), age 106 years and 3 months, went to sleep in her Lord's arms on March 16th at Legacy at Trinidad in Trinidad, Colo. Born in Dayton, Kentucky Dec 15, 1905 to Edward Caleb Jones and Lillian Mary Jackson Jones, she was one of seven children: Horace, Ruby, Alice, Grace, Charlotte and Bobby. While attending the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Lillian met and married Edgar Pugh and in 1930, welcomed her first child, Edgar Donald. Her husband's early death in 1932 and the Great Depression depleted family funds and Lillian opened her own beauty shop to support herself, son, and mother-in law demonstrating core characteristics of strength, determination and courage seen throughout the rest of her life. Eight years later, Lillian married Lester Eugene Young and became a full time homemaker when daughter Lois Francine was born in 1940 followed by Lawrence Allen in 1945. Lillian was actively involved in the Seventh Day Adventist Church, worked on family genealogies, and participated with Lester in sailboat racing and archery. She provided frequent social events in her home for Lester's business acquaintances both in Cincinnati and in Dayton, Ohio where they relocated in 1961. Lillian and Lester retired to Ft Lauderdale, Florida in 1973 where they lived on a 36 foot motor/ sail boat for five years then in a condo; continuing to sail in American waters and on friend's boats around the world. In 1987, they moved to Francine's property in the mountains of Oakhurst, Calif. At age 83, Lillian chose to become the almost sole caretaker of Lester as he succumbed to a fatal illness over a period of six months as she demonstrated life long qualities of courage and strength. Now alone, she focused on her Biblical research of topics she wanted to understand better, handwriting volumes of verses she shared with family and many friends. She moved to Parker, Colo. in 1999 to be close to her son, Larry and daughter-in law, Kathy who lovingly watched over her needs and welfare. Her last move was to Trinidad, Colo., where Larry and Kathy had moved. She continued her Biblical writings and her life story. She loved to entertain and cook for others giving away many pecan pies. She was known for her generosity, bombastic enthusiasm, and appreciation of the little things of life and what others did for her. Lillian lived alone until age 105 and 7 months when she entered the Legacy at Trinidad, an assisted living facility in Trinidad, Colo. Lillian is survived by her children: Edgar Donald Young and wife Delores, of North Carolina, Lois Francine Allen and husband Earl from Florida, and Lawrence Allen Young and wife Kathleen from Trinidad, Co, her grandchildren: Margaret McWilliams (Leonard), Edward Young (Karen), Marc Young (Soraya), Lisa McCarter(Jerry), Great Grandchildren: Adam, Noah, Ruth and Elaina McWilliams, Coleen Young, Jade Young, Noah Berry, Great, Great Grandchildren: Jonah and Ivy McWilliams, Naomi and Carmen McWilliams and 5 more great grandchildren through son- in-law, Earl Allen, Nieces and nephews : Linda Gall, Connie Jones Phipps, Charlotte Bengtson, Susan Bengtson Barns, Ann Bengtson Wojcieszak, Gloria Nichol Drew, Bev Nichol Sadler, Audrey Nichol Hauth, Jim Young, Candace Young -Schult, Peter Young, Catherine Young Clark, Nan Young Murphy, Martha Bandy, Keith Young, Dick Hiles, Lucille Hiles McAnallen, Marilyn Pryor, many grand and great grand nieces and nephews and many more new friends. Predeceased by loving husband Edgar Pugh, 1932; loving husband Lester E. Young, 1990; beloved grandson Eric Jason Young, 1986: several nieces and nephews, all of hers and Lester's siblings and many friends and acquaintances. A memorial service will be held at The Trinidad Seventh Day Adventist Church on Monday, March 26th at 10:30 am. The church is located at 1605 Aiello St. She will be interred at the family gravesite in Parker, Colorado. In keeping with Lillian's lifelong commitment to medical mission work, memorial donations are suggested to The Adventist Development and Relief Agency, ADRA, 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver springs, MD 20904. In addition, memorial donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 136 W. Main Street, Trinidad, Colo., 81082 would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements made under direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Young, Mildred M.
Mildred M. Young - The Gazette - June 10, 2009 - Mildred M. "Peach" Young, age 83, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 surrounded by her loving family. She had been a resident of Colorado Springs since 1954 and had previously lived in Lamar, Colorado. She was a housewife, mother and grandmother. Mildred was born on April 4, 1926 in Elkhart, Kansas to the late Allard and Mattie (Beeler) Gordon. She attended LaVeta high school and later married Marion R. "Rodge" Young in Clayton, New Mexico. Her husband passed away in 1992. She had attended New Life Church before her illness made it too difficult. "Grammies" loved reading her Bible, being with her family, praying for her kids and grandchildren, eating out at restaurants, and especially loved having a "Coke" at McDonald's. Peach is survived by her loving daughters: Marilyn (husband, Larry) Kirk and Kelley (husband, Jeffery) Bowman, all of Colorado Springs and six grandchildren: Cammie Mohrenweiser, Kandie Stolte, Kelley Vail, Brianna McGrew, Maryssa Garben and Bryan Bowman; and 7 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers: Kenneth Gordon of Louisville, Kentucky and John Gordon of Fort Morgan, Colorado and was preceded in death by her siblings: Glen, Eugene, and Geraldine Gordon. A visitation will be held from 5:00 - 8:00 pm on Thursday, June 11, 2009 at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am Friday at the Rocky Mountain Calvary Chapel, 4285 N. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918. Entombment will follow at the Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Garden of Angels. Memorials in her name may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research, 1895 S. Franklin Street, Denver, Colorado 80210. Blessed be her memory.
Young, Nora Catherine
Nora Catherine Young - Chronicle News - September 3, 2012 - Our beloved sister Nora Catherine Young passed away at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, California on June 13, 2012 at the age of 66. She was born in the coal mining community of Delagua, Colorado on November 6, 1945. Nora attended school in Trinidad, where she graduated from Holy Trinity Catholic School in 1963. After graduation, Nora moved to San Diego, California to pursue her career in hairdressing. She worked for over 45 years at Charles Hair Salon and Rutti's Beauty Shop. She was also employed as an executive secretary with the San Diego Unified School District for 14 years. Nora is preceded in death by her parents Charles and Frances Palomino of Trinidad, CO. She is survived by her husband William Young and their sons William Michael Young, James Young and Robert Young all of San Diego, CA; her grandchildren Shelby Vigil of Trinidad, CO; Arianna and Covi Young of Nova Scotia; and her siblings Charles Palomino of Sand Diego, CA; Joseph Palomino of San Bernardino. CA; Pat Beatrice of Waxhaw, NC; Eleanor Gibson of San Diego, CA: Arthur Palomino of Alliance, NE; Vera Palomino of Denver, CO; Janet Fleshman of Trinidad. CO: Louise Laughlin of Green River. WY: Gloria Palomino-Simms of Trinidad, CO; Judy Palomino of Denver, CO; and Gerald Palomino of Colorado Springs, CO. Memorial services were held at Saint Pious X Church in Sand Diego. CA on June 14, 2012. Nora will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and the many lives she touched throughout her life.
Young, Pauline Marcella
Pauline Marcella Young - Huerfano World - March 31, 2016 - Pauline Marcella Young of Walsenburg, CO, entered into rest, March 29, 2016 in her Walsenburg home. She was born October 4, 1923 in Grand Junction, CO to Helen and John Cramer. She was 92 years of age. Pauline is survived by her daughters, Paulette (Mike) Batey, Elizabeth (Mario) Alberici, JoLynn Kay, six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Bertha Mae Schindler and Phyllis Safford, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Pauline has so many wonderful friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Young; her parents Helen and John Crame; and grandson Scott Kay. Pauline loved to talk on the phone with her friends and family. She enjoyed going to Taos and Cripple Creek, and watching football as she loved the Denver Broncos. She saw so much in her long wonderful life, such as the depression and WWII, but she never allowed the hard times to be too much for her. Pauline still drove to the very end. She was independent and sharp as a tack. She will be missed by all. A lovely ceremony was held at the Walsenburg Masonic Cemetery.
Young, Russell Winfield
Russell Winfield Young - Huerfano World - June 13, 2014 - Russell Winfield Young, 84, passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Amara Hospice in Mc Allen, TX. Born on February 5, 1930 in Walsenburg, CO to Thomas and Mary Young, he spent his youth in both Colorado and South Texas. He graduated from PSJA High School in 1948 and later received his bachelor’s degree from Texas Western College (UT-El Paso) where he played football for the Miners. In 1956, he earned his master’s degree from West Texas State College (West Texas A&M). Russell began his career in 1951 in Tulia, TX and, in 1956, moved with his wife Mona and their three children, Mike, Karen, and Sherri to McAllen, TX where he continued teaching and coaching at McAllen High School through 1970. In his years of coaching football, track, and swimming, Russell made an impact on the lives of numerous colleagues, students, and those he coached. He spent his summers managing the swimming pools for the City of McAllen and started the AAU competitive swim program in 1967. After retiring from coaching, he went on to officiate football and basketball and worked closely with the South Texas Chapter of the American Red Cross. In 1971, he became the Rio Grande Valley’s first full-time Director of Athletics for McAllen ISD. Russell was inducted into the Rio Grande Valley Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. After his retirement in 1984, he spent his time enjoying family, friends, and his dog, Jackie, while hunting, golfing and relaxing in both Colorado and the Valley. Russell was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Mary Young, and his sister Kathryn Merree Linville. He is survived by his siblings, Bob (Patsy) Young and Mary Esther Ferguson; three children, Mike (Beverly) Young, Karen Young, and Sherri (Burt) Holloway; ex-wife Mona Young; eight grandchildren, Russell Holloway, Mona (Michael) Guerra, Thomas Garza, Michael Holloway, Chase (Whitney) Young, David Garza, Lynlee (Sean) Burke and Eric Young; five great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Amara Hospice of McAllen, TX in Russell’s name or to the charity of your choice. A memorial service will be held Friday, June 20, 2014 at 11 am at Kreidler Funeral Home in McAllen.
Sandra Young - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 2014 - Sandra Young, 75, passed away July 17, 2014. Survived by children, Kenneth Young of Pueblo, Teri Young (Eric) Browdy of Las Vegas, Nev.; grandson, Carson Browdy; sister-in-law, Verena Mitchell; niece, Andrea (James) Robinson; great-niece and great- nephew, Elizabeth and Mitchell Robinson; cousins, Bill and Donna Records; numerous other cousins, relatives and friends; and beloved pets, Panzer, Josie and Ginger. Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 51 years, Clyde Young; mother, MariLee Warhurst; and uncle and aunt, Keith and Henrietta Records. Sandra was born to MariLee and Roy Warhurst on Oct. 8, 1938, in Shattuck, Okla., and was broker/owner of Young and Associates. Sandra founded the original Women’s Fast Pitch Softball League in Pueblo. For over 30 years, she could be found playing first base for several teams across Pueblo. She was an avid sports fan and took the Broncos very seriously and dedicated every Sunday to cheering them on for a win. She loved animals of all kinds and had many pets over the years. She became particularly fond of German shepherds and raised and trained many show dogs, most notably the infamous Hans, whom she loved dearly. Sandra was devoted to her family and many friends. There was no one she wouldn’t help, either in real estate or in dog training. She and Clyde owned their own business and dedicated many tireless hours to charity within the Pueblo community. Sandra had a long and distinguished career, not only of being a successful businesswoman in Pueblo, but also as a supporter of a number of community endeavors, such as the Optimist Club of Pueblo. She was a very active member of the Pueblo Animal Welfare Society for 25 years, the Pueblo and Colorado Association of Realtors, serving as board president twice and district vice president once. She also was recognized as Realtor of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Exchanger of the Year. The Optimist Club of Pueblo also nominated her as a truly Outstanding Woman. In 2013, Sandra was awarded the first Honor of Dedication to the Pueblo Association of Realtors for over 45 years of outstanding service to the community. The north wing of the new LEED Platinum PAWS shelter was dedicated to both Clyde and Sandra in 2013 for their efforts in the successful design, construction and volunteerism to make this shelter a one-of-a-kind in the country. The family would like to thank Cheryl Hindsley for her years of friendship and the extra care she provided to Sandra for the past several months. Her lifelong friendship with Sandra cannot be matched. Also, many thanks to Sandra Bradley, Carol Warner, Pat McFarland, Sandi Blatnik, Pam Wallace, Donna Hart, Ruth McDonald, Sue Tom, Mari Ahmadi and Carolyn Christopher; the special caregivers at Sangre de Cristo Hospice, in particular Jeff Dowd for his dedication; and Independent Hearts Home Health Care, especially Teri and Dolores and Debbie Quintana, for their love and care. All of your care provided Sandra the quality of life such a fine woman deserved. You all are very special people. No viewing or visitation. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th St., with the Rev. Kirsten Barlow officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to PAWS for Life through the funeral home.
Young, Thelma Rose
Thelma Rose Bradshaw Young - Pueblo Chieftain - June 7, 2015 - Thelma Rose Bradshaw Young, 93, former Pueblo resident, passed away May 24, 2015, in Los Angeles, Calif. She was born June 1, 1921, in Jetmore, Kan. She was a former member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Star of Pueblo OES (PHA), NAACP, Colorado State Hospital Auxiliary and Pueblo Double Six Bridge Club. She retired from St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center after 35 years of service. As a faithful Bethlehem member, Thelma found her niche as an usher, member/worker in the Pearl Smoot Missionary Society, member of the Colorado Southern Baptist District, Church Women United and the Interdenominational Prayer Band. Wherever and whatever the need, Thelma gave her best to fill the task and complete it. Preceded in death by her parents, Levi and Hazel Bradshaw and husband, Jimmie “Tight Eye” Young, She leaves to mourn her passing, and cherish her memories, three daughters, Margaret of Hawaii, Rosalea Robinson of Lawndale, Calif., and Janet (Curtis) Osborne of College, Texas; son, Kermit B. Young of Lawndale, Calif.; grandchildren, Rolando (Gaylynn) Juniel, Srg. Robin (Brian) Wilson, Nevious C. Osborne and Kyle B. Young; great-grandchildren, Meshell, Joseph, Kristopher Whitney, Amber, LaDale, Courtney, Rolando Jr., Dominique, Geonnie and La Toya; one great-granddaughter; sister-in-law, Doroth Anderson of Leavenworth, Kan.; sister, Ardthye M. Bradshaw of Kansas City, Kan; brothers, Gerald (Wylma) Bradshaw of Colorado Springs and Dennis (Martha) Bradshaw of Denver; nieces and nephews; godson, LaRue Williams of Pueblo; adopted son, Edward (Shirley) Currington of Johnstown; Bernie and Molly Montoya family, Janet Planet, Doris Manning, Margaret Bennett and other beloved friends. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday, June 8, 2015, at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Orval Miles, officiating. Interment Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Young, Thomas A.
Thomas A. Young - Denver Post - February 7, 2014 - Thomas Alexander Young, 74, of Lakewood, was born August 24, 1939 in Walsenburg, CO. Tom passed away on February 5, 2014 while surrounded by his loving family. Tom is survived by his wife Marsha of 48 years; children Amy, Elizabeth (Del) Smith and Laura (Susan Purdie); and granddaughters Emily, Katy, Anna and Chloe Smith. Tom graduated from CU with a degree in Civil Engineering and worked as a civil engineer throughout his career. After retiring, Tom volunteered over 700 hours with The Action Center (of Jefferson County), and was very involved with the Kiwanis Club of Golden K. Tom was an avid Broncos fan and attended almost every home game for the past 53 years. Tom was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend to so many. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, February 10 at 10:00 am at Bear Valley Church, 10001 W Jewell Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80232. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Action Center, 8755 W 14th Ave, Lakewood, CO 80215, or the Deacon Funds at either Bear Valley Church or Bear Creek Church, 3101 S Kipling St, Lakewood, CO 80227.
Youtsey, Janetta Belle
Janetta Belle Youtsey - Pueblo Chieftain - September 9, 2015 - Janetta Belle Youtsey, 93, passed away Sept. 6, 2015. Arrangements pending.
Maria “Judy” Yoxey - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 2014 - Maria “Judy” Yoxey passed away Sept. 14, 2014. At her request, cremation has taken place. Private services. Memorial contributions in memory of Maria may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.
Bill Yribia - Denver Post - June 5, 2007 - Bill Yribia, 92, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2007. He is survived by his wife, Victoria, and his children, Bill, Larry, Richard (Lucy)Yribia and Edna (Lonnie) Trujillo, all of the Denver area. Other survivors include seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and a number of nephews and nieces. Bill was born to Marcos Yribia and Bernardina Naranjo Yribia in 1914 in Bear Creek, Huerfano County, Colorado. He attended school in Bear Creek, near Walsenburg, and married Victoria Cisneros in 1940; he lived in Walsenburg until the early 1960's, when he moved his family to Denver. He served in the 2nd Armored Division during World War Two. During most of his working life, he worked as an automobile mechanic with dealerships in Walsenburg and Denver. He was known as an unusually knowledgeable and skillful mechanic, of unquestioned integrity, and in the later years of his working life he rose to the rank of shop foreman at George Irvin Chevrolet. His greatest loves were his wife and children, whom he adored and cared for. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and, after his family, his greatest joys in life were hunting and fishing with his sons and friends. He will always be remembered as a straightforward, honest man with a sparkling sense of humor and as a practical joker of wit and imagination. His hilariously irreverent expressions are widely remembered among his friends and loved ones. Bill's life will be celebrated at a Rosary at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at the Church of All Saints, 2559 So. Federal Blvd., preceded by a public visitation at 6:00 P.M. A mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, June 7, 2007, also at the Church of All Saints, followed by burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery and a reception to be announced.
Victoria Yribia - Denver Post - June 5, 2007 - Victoria C. Yribia was born on March 4, 1916 to Jesus Maria Cisneros and Maria Rumalda Martinez, in Walsenburg, Colorado and left this world on October 9, 2009, to be reunited with family members who departed before her. Victoria was preceded in her passing by her husband, William Yribia, her parents, six sisters, one brother and numerous relatives. She is survived by her children, Bill Yribia, Edna Yribia Trujillo (Lonnie), Larry Yribia, and Richard Yribia (Lucy), 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Victoria attended Adams State College at a time when few Hispanic women were allowed the opportunity to take this path; however, being the youngest sibling, and enjoying much support from her older sisters, she persevered and graduated in 1939. After graduation, she married her husband, Bill. At the time of his passing in May of 2007, they had been married for 67 years. While raising her family, Victoria taught in various schools in the Walsenburg/ Huerfano area, and in Denver, Colorado. She also worked as a social worker for the Department of Social Services in Walsenburg and Denver, and retired from the Colorado Department of Employment in 1981. Victoria was a talented musician who played a number of instruments. She taught herself to play the piano by ear, as well as to read music. In addition, she played the violin and the guitar. Victoria passed on her avid love of music to her family as well as her work ethic and her strong principles of right and wrong. Victoria was known for her generosity and compassion for others less fortunate than she, and lovingly shared whatever she had. She passed on these attributes to her family members, for which they are eternally grateful. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 from 6-8PM at Olinger Moore Howard Funeral Chapel (46th & Tennyson). Rosary on Wednesday, October 14, at 7:00PM at All Saints Catholic Church, 2559 S. Federal Blvd. Funeral Mass on Thursday, October 15 at 10:00AM at All Saints.
Yribia, William A.
William A. Yribia - Huerfano World - May 14, 2016 - Bill Yribia passed away May 12, 2016 in Miami, Florida. He was born October 29, 1942 to William T. Yribia and Victoria Cisneros Yribia in Walsenburg, Colorado. Bill served in the Marines, graduated Cum Laude from Regis College with a degree in Economics, and went on to raise a family in Denver, where he worked in commercial real estate and as a pension fund manager. Bill had a deep love for politics, jazz, playing the saxophone, flying his airplane and, especially, his family. He will be missed greatly by his survivors: daughter, Laura; son, Peter; sister, Edna Yribia Trujillo; and brothers Larry and Richard Yribia. “We love you Dad/Billy-Bo!” Memorial service: May 22nd, at 4pm, El Chapultepec jazz bar, 1962 Market St., Denver, CO.
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