The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
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Abalos, Charlie
Charlie Abalos - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 2006 - Charlie Abalos, 73, formerly of Pueblo, passed away March 15, 2006, in Calif. Survived by sister, Delphine Abalos Ballejos; and nieces and nephews. Rosary will be Saturday March 18 at 2p.m., at St. Patrick's, 226 Michigan. Other service will be held in California.

Abamerich, Tony
Tony Abamerich - Rocky Mountain News - November 20, 1911 - Tony Abamerich, at Pueblo, Nov 19. A search has continued for two days, but no trace of Thomas Kvitko, alleged slayer of Tony Abamerich, a local saloonkeeper, has been found. A farmer residing one mile east of Pueblo told an officer that Kvitko called at his house early this morning for food and was accommodated. The farmer said that Kvitko intimated that he would turn himself over to police, but feared he would be hanged if apprehended.

Abbate, Anna M.
Anna M. Abbate - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2005 - Anna M. Abbate, 76, born Sept. 10, 1928, passed away Feb. 24, 2005. Survived by her husband of 53 years, Joseph Abbate; daughter, Lenore Abbate; brother, John (Mary) Rose; special friends, Amy Garcia and Nancy (John) Catalano; sisters-in-law, Rose Papish and Clara Rose; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents, Pete and Emma Rose; and brother, Mike Rose. Anna will be extremely missed by all who knew her. She was a loving and caring person. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, at George McCarthy Historic Chapel.

Abbate, Joseph James
Joseph James Abbate - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2005 - Joseph James Abbate, 81, of Pueblo, passed away on April 6, 2005. Joe was born Sept. 6, 1923, in Pueblo. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years, Anna Marie; father, James Abbate; and mother, Cira Abbate-Champlain; brother, James Jr. Survived by daughter, Lenore Abbate; sister, Rose Papish; and brother, Casey Abbate; brother-in-law, John (Mary) Rose; sister-in-law, Clara Rose; numerous nieces, nephews, and special supportive friends, Nancy (John) Catalano and Amy Garcia. Joseph was a medic in World War II, and retired from Fox-Viliet after 25 years of service. Joseph loved to spend his time reading and he was a very "witty" man with a great sense of humor. He will be missed dearly by his loving daughter. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 11, 2005, at the Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Abbate, Lena
Lena Abbate - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 2005 - Lena Abbate, 85, born Feb. 6, 1920, in Italy, passed away Oct. 25, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, John Abbate. Survived by her son, Joe (Bonnie) Abbate; grandchildren, Brian (Cheryl) Poteet, Raeann (Bret) Peifer, Jennifer (David) Strehlow and Echo Abbate; and great-grandchildren, Amber and Cassidy Poteet, Aspen and Hunter Peifer, Gabriella Strehlow and Treyvon Abbate. Lena was a member of Holy Family Parish and the Santa Theresa Lodge. She enjoyed cooking and sewing and was devoted to her family. The family will receive friends for viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Odyssey Hospice of Colorado Springs or to Holy Family Church in Lena's memory, in care of the funeral home office.

Abbott, Chalma D.
Chalma Durwood Abbott - Huerfano World - January 6, 1994 - Chalma Durwood Abbott, 83, died Dec. 23, 1993, in Huerfano Medical Center Nursing Home. A veteran of World War II from 1942 to 1945, he was part of the Normandy invasion and the March Across France and Germany. He was honorably discharged as a technical sergeant. Mr. Abbott operated Domino Taxi Co. in Lubbock, TX, with his family for over 20 years. After his retirement in 1972 he moved to the state of Washington and then to Texas before coming to Walsenburg in 1989 and into the Walsenburg Care Center from 1990 until 1993 when he moved to the Medical Center. Survivors include his daughter, Wynnell Turner, Walsenburg; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, a brother, Joe Parks Abbott, South Padre Island, TX, and a sister, Lucille Houghton, Sanger, TX. A memorial service was held at Huerfano Medical Center Dec. 28.

Abbott, Patricia Ruth
Patricia Ruth Abbott - Colorado Springs Gazette - July 27, 1994 - Patricia Ruth Abbott, 59, who retired as an art teacher from Cheyenne Mountain High School, died of cancer July 25, 1994, at her Colorado Springs home. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, 317 E. Kiowa St., with the Rev. Scott Hogue officiating. Burial will be at Mountain View Cemetery in Canon City. Andrews Funeral Home in Canon City is handling arrangements. Mrs. Abbott was born Feb. 1, 1935, in Denver to Jack and Ruth (Williams) Hein. Her mother survives and lives in Colorado Springs. She was married Sept. 16, 1956, in Greeley to Edward Abbott, who survives. She also is survived by a daughter, Julia of Colorado Springs, and a brother, Ted Hein of Hot Springs, Mont. Mrs. Abbott had lived in the area since 1968 and also had taught school in Greeley, Pueblo, California and Scotland. She earned a master's degree from the University of Northern Colorado. She had been recognized as the National Secondary Art Teacher of the Year by the National Art Education Association and was a Fulbright exchange teacher in Glasgow, Scotland. While an area resident, Mrs. Abbott was a member of the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society, the First Baptist Church and was a member of the board of trustees of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pat Abbott Student Art Scholarship Fund, in care of Cheyenne Mountain High School, 1118 W. Cheyenne Road, Colorado Springs 80906; or First Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 317 E. Kiowa St., Colorado Springs 80903.

Abbott, Thomas
Thomas Abbott - Breckenridge Bulletin - July 28, 1906 - Thomas Abbott died in the insane asylum at Pueblo yesterday. He was sent to the asylum from this place some five years ago.

Abe, Irene
Irene Abe - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2004 - Irene Abe, 79, passed away April 6, 2004. She was born April 19, 1924, near Gardner, Colo., and grew up on the family ranch near the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Survived by sister, Lyda Castro of Napa, Calif.; 37 nephews and nieces and numerous great- and great-great nephews and -nieces. She is preceded in death by husband, Leo Abe in April 1996; father, Juan B. Pacheco in 1975; mother, Maria Helena Pacheco in 1954; sisters, Cordelia Vigil, Sept. 20, 2001; Amanda Gonzales, Aug. 5, 2002; Rosie Salazar, 1970; Margarita Helen Pacheco, 1935; Margarita Jaramillo, 1934; brothers, John E. Pacheco, Feb. 1998; Leonard Pacheco, Oct. 28, 1988; Joe E. Pacheco, 1980 and Ruben Pacheco in 1969. Irene retired from Pueblo Army Depot after 30 years of service. She was a member of Christ the King parish for many years. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday; both services at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1708 Horseshoe Drive. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pieta Mausoleum.

Abel, Fred B.
Fred B. Abel - Pueblo Chieftain - April 04, 2006 - Fred B. Abel, 88, of Rocky Ford, formerly of Pueblo, passed away March 29, 2006. While living in Pueblo, Mr. Abel was associated with Arapahoe Grocers for 35 years. He also was manager of Roselawn Cemetery for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, Margaret of the family home; two sisters, Ruth Ella and Rose Ella. Private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Ark Valley Hospice, 118 W. Fourth St., La Junta, CO, 81050.

Abel, James Marley
James Marley Abel - Pueblo Chieftain - October 05, 2004 - James Marley Abel, 72, passed away Oct. 3, 2004. Survived by his wife, Shirley D. Abel; children, Marla, Kathy and Chris Abel. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Abel, Kathryn
Kathryn "Kitty" Abel - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 2002 - Kathryn "Kitty" Abel, 71, went to be with the Lord Dec. 7, 2002. Kitty was born June 18, 1931, in Pueblo to Edwin and Elizabeth Varley, who preceded her in death. She was also predeceased by her sister, Beth Pryor. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, James A. Abel; son, James E. (Roanna) Abel; daughters, Carol (Randy) Dent and Annette (David) Morris, all of Pueblo. Kitty was a 1949 graduate of Centennial High School, lifelong member of Ascension Episcopal Church, Junior League of Pueblo and Rosemount Museum Auxiliary. She worked at Pueblo Hallmark Stores. Kitty devoted many years doing volunteer work and teaching Sunday school. She was always an extremely loving and dedicated wife, mother and friend. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, at Ascension Episcopal Church, 18th and Grand, with the Rev. Dr. Ephraim Radner officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Ascension Episcopal Church Columbarium. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Cooperative Care Center or Ascension Episcopal Church, through the funeral home.

Abell, Vivian Gladys
Vivian Gladys Abell - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 1987 - Vivian Gladys Abell, lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away Dec. 14, 1987, at her residence following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Abell was preceded in death by her husband, J. Hubert Abell, Sept. 26, 1968. Member of Shrine of St. Therese Parish. Survived by her daughter, Mrs. Teresa Mae (Roland) Faricy, 12 Silverweed Court, where the family may be contacted; sister, Margaret Emery, Fallbrook, Calif.; grandchildren, Jerome Abell (Kimberly) Faricy, Pueblo, Hubert Brian (Lynda) Faricy, Yorba Linda, Calif., James Roland (Robin) Faricy, Pueblo, Mrs. Huberta Vivian (Michael) Johnson, Pueblo, Melvin Lee (Carolyn) Faricy, Colorado Springs, Joseph Kevin Faricy, Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Teresa Mae (Michael) McCabe, Austin, Texas; great-grandchildren, Kendra and Peter Jerome Faricy, Sam and Lyndsay Crano, Heather, Crystal ,and Amanda Faricy, Ryan, Katie, and Cara Johnson, Jillian and Alexis Faricy, Ashley, Andrew, and Meagan McCabe. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Services, Shrine of St. Therese: Rosary recitation, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, followed By Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Interment, Roselawn.

Abercrombie, John
John Abercrombie - Huerfano World - May 9, 1949 - Services Held Today for John Abercrombie, 92 - Funeral services were held here this afternoon for John Abercrombie, 92, county pioneer, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Leonard Lewis, at Mosca, Colo., last Friday. He was born Nov. 30, 1856 in Benton County, Ark., coming to Colorado in 1833. His wife, Jane, preceded him in death 20 years ago. One son died four years ago. He is survived by brothers and sister. Mrs. Leonard Lewis, Mosca; Mrs. Reuben Becker of Ordway; Mrs. Lionel Palmer of Madera, Calif.; Mrs. Alpha Smith of Westminster, Calif.; Mrs. Rufus Harriman of this city; William Abercrombie of Long Beach, Calif.; Walter Abercrombie of Madera, Calif., and by 27 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Funeral services today were held at Farthing Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Henry E. Wright, pastor, officiating. Internment was made in the family plot at Masonic cemetery. All services under direction of Farthing Funeral Chapel.

Abernethy, Kyle George Jr.
Kyle George Abernethy Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 09, 1999 - Kyle George Abernethy Jr., 41, of Littleton, died Oct. 2, 1999. Survived by daughter, Dillon McKenna Abernethy, Rowlett, Texas; mother, Betty J. Abernethy, Aurora; brother, Kent E. Abernethy; niece, April L. Abernethy, both of Pueblo West.

Abert, Vanessa Jo
Vanessa Jo Abert - Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 1999 - Vanessa Jo Abert, 34, of Colorado City, died Dec. 17 at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. Survived by husband, Curtis Abert; sons, Tyler, Rylee and Chance; mother, Stella Pennington, Rocky Ford; two brothers and one sister. Funeral services, 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in Rocky Ford. Visitation, 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The casket will be closed at the services. A memorial fund has been established at the Rocky Ford National Bank for the children's education.

Aberton, John
John Aberton - Akron Weekly Pioneer Press - April 1, 1921 - John Aberton, 40, D. & R. G. fireman, residing in Pueblo, died at Graves hospital, Canon City, as a result of injuries sustained when struck in the forehead by a flying stone, while he was on duty on engine No. 1,002 between Echo and Texas Creek, Colo. Engineer G. Kelker saw Aberton fall from his seat in the cab and went to his assistance, finding a deep gash in his forehead. Aberton was taken from the train at Canon City where examination showed two severe fractures of the skull.

Abeyta, Alvin
Alvin Abeyta - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 1979 - Alvin Abeyta, a collage student at Pacific Grove. Calif., and formerly of Boone died unexpectedly March 10, 1979. Husband of Noel Abeyta and father of Adrian Abeyta. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Osvaldo Abeyta, Boone. A twin brother of Melvin Abeyta, Denver, and brother of Ralph Abeyta, Lillie Manzanares, Andy Abeyta and Kathy Hernandez, all of Denver. Jackie Vigil, California, and Theresa Abeyta and Lucrisha Abeyta, both of Boone. A grandson of Mrs. Elisada Montoya, Rocky Ford. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. A U. S. Air Force veteran. Recitation of the rosary 7 p.m. Tuesday. Mass of Christian burial 9 a.m. Wednesday, both services at Sacred Heart Church in Avondale. Military honors at graveside, St, Vrain cemetery.

Abeyta, Ambrocita
Ambrocita Abeyta - Chronicle News October 10, 1938 - Ambrocita Abeyta, Pioneer Women Passes Away - Ambrocita Abeyta, 78 years old, life long resident of Trinidad, and a member of a pioneer Spanish-American family of the community, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Mascarenas, passed away at the local hospital at 5:20 p. m. Saturday after a long illness. Her husband, Vivian Abeyta passed away in this city in August of 1907. Born at Mora, New Mexico, December 7th, 1860, deceased came to Trinidad with her parents at the age of eight, and had since resided here. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Isaac Sandoval of Trinidad, with whom she made her home. Mr. Max Tafoya of El Paso Texas, and one son, Alfanso of Denver. One sister is Mrs. Felicita Olona of Springer, New Mexico. She was a sister-in-law of Teodore Abeyta; one nephew is J. I. Lucero of Trinidad, and twenty grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 8:30 a. m. from the residence 423 State St. and 9 a. m. at Holy Trinity Catholic church. Interment will be made in the Catholic cemetery under direction of the Mullare Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Felix Romero, L. M. Ortiz, Frank LaCrue, Don Vigil, George Garcia, Ross Ortiz. Rosary services will be held at the residence this evening at 7:30 p. m. Rosary services also were held Sunday evening at the Mullare Funeral Home at 7:30.

Abeyta, Amos S.
Amos S. Abeyta - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2001 - Age 88, of Canon. Funeral service today, 10 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Manassa.

Abeyta, Andrew
Andrew Abeyta - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2006 - Andrew Abeyta, 58, passed away April 21, 2006. He was born April 28, 1947. Survived by his sons Michael (Denise) Abeyta and Stephen (Nadine) Abeyta; grandsons, Xavier, Stephen and Josiah; siblings, Grace Valdez, Dolores Garcia, John Lucero; sister-in-law, Emma Lucero; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Manuelita Abeyta; brothers, Frank Belarde, Harold and Ben Lucero; sisters, Sadie Abeyta, Lucy Duran and Martha Lucero. All his life Andrew loved hunting, fishing and the Denver Broncos. Countless times he got sick and life knocked him down, but he picked himself up and dusted himself off. We thank the Lord for these extra years he granted us to have Andrew in our lives. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. Visitation 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, followed by a memorial service at 7 p.m. in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Rosary 9:30 a.m. Wednesday followed by funeral Mass at 10 a.m.; both services at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Aguilar, Colo. Interment, Trujillo Creek Cemetery, Aguilar.

Abeyta, Clint G.
Clint G. Abeyta - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 2005 - Clint G. Abeyta, "Bandido Clint", age 35, passed away Oct. 23, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Christine; two daughters, Ashley and Cody; his father and mother, Bonifacio and Kathrine; and his sister, Carrie. Also survived by his brothers in the Bandido Motorcycle Club. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 2021 W. Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs. Celebration of his life will be held after services in Pueblo.

Abeyta, David A.
David A. Abeyta - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 2005 - David A. Abeyta, born June 23, 1918, passed away Oct. 13, 2005. Survived by daughter Virginia (Tony) Trujillo, Grandchildren Jeanette Valdez (Roy), Christine (Manuel) Garcia, Christopher (Brenda) Crespin. Sisters Mary Basquez, Martha (Joe) Komornic and numerous family and friends. Visitation 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 16, 2005. Funeral service 2 p.m., Oct. 17, 2005 at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Interment to follow. Family will receive friends at Imperial Memorial reception hall following interment.

Abeyta, Eliseo
Eliseo Abeyta - Denver Post - November 26, 2005 - Miner's longtime radio show a labor of love - If Eliseo Abeyta hadn't had to go to work in the coal mines during the Depression, he might have become a radio celebrity. Abeyta, who died at age 90, made history anyway, having a Spanish-language radio show on KCRT in Trinidad that began in 1950. He loved the one-hour show that began at 5 p.m. six days a week, said his daughter, Dolores Bronowski of Lakewood. The show aired for 29 years. In fact, to cut out the driving time, he set up his own broadcast studio in his basement, playing records and doing all the commercials as well as plugging for charities. He bought his own equipment and records for his home studio. "We had only one phone line, so we all knew no one could answer the phone during that hour but him," Bronowski said. The family is left with hundreds of records - 45s, 33s, and 78s - as well as tapes. Lesh Abeyta, as he was known by everyone, had to sell his own ads too, so he knew everyone in Trinidad, where he lived all his life. Sometimes, through friends in the radio business, he had live performers on his show. The station got a two-for-one deal when it hired Abeyta because he was skilled in electronics and could do repairs at the station, his daughter said. "He taught himself about electronics," said son Gary Abeyta of Aurora. "He could fix anything." All the while, Lesh Abeyta was still working at coal mines in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico and was active in the United Mine Workers of America, serving as financial secretary for 12 years. Next year would have been his 70th year as a union member. After leaving the mines, he worked in the county assessor's office, often translating for the assessor's staff. Eliseo Abeyta was born Sept. 6, 1915, in Colfax County, N.M., and graduated from high school in Trinidad. He married Marie Montoya on Jan. 20, 1938. She preceded him in death. In later years, Abeyta was hard of hearing, so he rigged lights in his house to alert him to a doorbell or phone. One was a counter light in the kitchen, Bronowski said. "It was like having a stoplight in the kitchen," she said, laughing. In addition to his daughter and son, he is survived by another son, Leslie Abeyta of Broomfield; a brother, Ben Abeyta of Denver; seven grandchildren; and 14 grandchildren.

Abeyta, Ernest P.
Ernest P. Abeyta - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 1998 - Ernest P. Abeyta, 83, passed away Jan 11, 1998, following a lengthy illness. He was born April 2, 1914, in Las Vegas, N.M. His parents moved shortly thereafter to Pueblo. Ernie retired from the Denver Rio Grande Railroad with more than 20 years service. He enjoyed shooting billiards, collecting coins and bells. He married the former Esther Garcia, Dec. 30, 1933, in Pueblo. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Esther Abeyta; three sons, Ernest (Helen L.) Abeyta, Brentwood, Calif., Ben (Candice) Abeyta, Kenneth Abeyta, all of Concord, Calif.; a sister, Jenny Sanchez, Denver; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Ernie is preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Julia Abeyta; two daughters, Ruth and Alice Abeyta. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Rev. John Waters, S. J., celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the home.

Abeyta, Esther Ignacia
Esther Ignacia Abeyta - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 2000 - Esther Ignacia Abeyta, 86, departed this life July 8, 2000. Born Nov. 26, 1913, in Pasamonte, N.M. She retired from the Army and Navy Surplus Store. She married Ernest Abeyta on Dec. 30, 1933. He preceded her in death; as do four children, Ruth, Alice, Julia, and John Abeyta; her parents, Venancio and Trinidad (Jimenez) Garcia; and several brothers and sisters. Survived by her children, Ernest Lee (Helen) Abeyta, Brentwood, Calif., Ben (Candy) Abeyta, Concord, Calif., and Kenneth Abeyta, Pueblo; a sister, Felia Reyes, Pueblo; and numerous other relatives and friends, including seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mrs. Abeyta loved to crochet comforters and was known for her unique designs. Member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Society. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Rev. John J. Waters, S.J., celebrant. Interment, Roselawn. Family will receive friends at 6 Fullmoon Court.

Abeyta, Felix
Felix Abeyta - The Huerfano Journal - November 20, 2008 - Felix Abeyta, 93, of Walsenburg, died Sunday, November 16, 2008, at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home, where he had been a resident. Mr. Abeyta was born on August 25, 1915 in Walsenburg to Juan and Domisenda Martinez Abeyta. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and retired from the CF&I. Mr. Abeyta is survived by his children, Helen (Patrick) McManaway, Racine Wis., Irene (Rudy) Garcia and Michael J. Abeyta, Walsenburg, two sisters, Lupe Quintana, Mary Otady, two brothers; Juan Abeyta Jr., Gilbert Romero, grandchildren; Kelly Spann, Diane Krause, Patricia Burly, Susanne Tracy, Phillip Sandoval, William Sandoval, Justine Whitefish, great-grandchildren; Kamryn, Alex, Sam, Austin, Zachary, Jackson, Jacob, Amber, William Jr., Anna and Linda. Services were Wednesday, November 19, 2008; Rosary, 10 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. both at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Burial was at the Cuchara Cemetery, Walsenburg.

Abeyta, Frances Benina
Frances Benina Trujillo Abeyta - Pueblo Chieftain - September 29, 1998 - Frances Benina Trujillo Abeyta, 67, passed away Sept. 26, 1998, at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo following a brief illness. Mrs. Abeyta was born Nov. 11, 1930, in Walsenburg. She received her formal education in the Huerfano and Pueblo school systems. She was owner and operator of S.S. Submarine Sandwich Shops of Pueblo. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, and a former member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She served on the Spanish Peaks Board of Health, and AARP. Preceded in death by her parents, Jose Trujillo and Francisquita Aguirres Trujillo; husband, Jose Eutiquio Abeyta, in 1972; and daughter, Geraldine Gerry" Abeyta, in 1992. Survived by her children, Ronald Abeyta, Vincent (Linda) Abeyta, both of Pueblo, Mark (Antonia) Abeyta, Denver, U.S. Marine Sgt. Emory Abeyta, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; five grandchildren, Vince, Katrina, Sheree, Jarel, and Taylor Abeyta; special friend, Corrine Garcia, Pueblo; other relatives and friends in Denver, Colorado Springs and Walsenburg. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. today at Angelus Chapel. Both services, Holy Family Catholic Church, 2827 Lakeview Ave. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Rev. Jesse L. Perez, celebrant. Cremation to follow the Mass. The family will receive friends at Holy Family Parish Hall following the services at 2402 W. 17th Street.

Abeyta, Jess M.
Jess M. Abeyta - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home January 30, 2004 - Jess M. Abeyta, known to his many friends as "Jesse", age 88, passed away on January 25, 2004. He was born on July 16, 1915 in the community of Torres in Tercio, Colo. to Isador and Adela Abeyta. Jess was employed as a Coal Miner at CF&I in Valdez and retired from the Allen Mine after 38 years of service and a member of UMWA, Local 9856. Jess spent his years working on his home, yard and automobiles, spending time conversing with his many friends and business community and most importantly visiting with his Children and Grandchildren. Preceded in death by beloved Wife, Esther (Passarelli) Abeyta, Parents, Isidora and Adela Abeyta, Grandchildren Ray Frenchmore and April (Frenchmore) Costin, and Nikita Abeyta. Survived by children, Orlando "Sonny" (Judy) Abeyta , Shirley (Mel) Shiveley, Max (Josephine) Abeyta, Kathy (Jim) Gonzales, Ronald (Marlene) Abeyta, Norma (Bill) Gonzales, Mario (Denise) Abeyta; 27 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Lee of Ariz., Dave of Calif., Ben, Jack, and Joe Abeyta all of Pueblo; sisters Eloisa of Pueblo and Mary Evelyn of Calif. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 1 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel with a rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, February 2 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active Pallbearers are Grandsons, Steve Abeyta, Mel R. Shiveley, Anthony Abeyta, Darren Gonzales, Bob Abeyta, and Dennis Gonzales. Honorary Pallbearers are Danny Costin, Jacy DeVolin, Rick Gonzales, and special neighbors. The family of Jess Abeyta has entrusted the arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Abeyta, Jesus Ma
Jesus Ma Abeyta - Chronicle News - April. 21, 1900 - Another Good Man Gone - Again Las Animas county is called upon to mourn the loss of one of her earliest pioneers and one of her best known and most respected citizens, in the person of Jesus Ma Abeyta; who died in his home in the western portion of the city at 9 o'clock yesterday morning of pneumonia, contracted nearly two weeks ago. Deceased was born at Abiquiu, N. M., January 10, 1820 and came to this city with the very first permanent settlers in what afterwards became Trinidad, in 1864. He took up his residence on the spot where he continued to reside until his death. Of him may be said with the strictest regard for truth, that he was a good man. His honesty was like a ray of sunlight - clear, true and certain. As a neighbor and friend he was ever generous and faithful; and, as those who knew him most intimately say, he was one of the best husbands and fathers who ever lived. Not a man of much education in books, he knew men and their ways and was a very competent and successful business man. He married at his birth place, January 10, 1854, Miss Manuelita Montano, who survives him. To them were born six children, Vivian Abeyta, ex-county commissioner, Mrs. J. J. Cordova, Mrs. P.C. Chacon (dead), Mrs. Thomas Gurule (dead), Teodoro Abeyta, present county assessor, and Mrs. J. B. Vigil. Mr. Abeyta has been in poor health for the past six years, but maintained till the last the cheerful disposition which had always been characteristic of him. He died as he lived, an honest, Christian gentleman and approached his grave, "Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch about him, and lies down to pleasant dreams."

Abeyta, Juanita M.
Juanita M. Abeyta - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 1986 - Juanita M. Abeyta, 90, late of 721 E... Second, died Sept. 21, 1986. Preceded in death by husband, Pete Abeyta; daughter, Lillian Pacheco and sons, Theodore Abeyta and Eloy Abeyta. Survived by daughters, Flora (Bob) Rogers, Colorado Springs; Rafelita Castillos, Nancy Abeyta, and Beatrice (Amadeo) Madrid, all of Pueblo; sons, George Abeyta of Trinidad; Paul (Judy) Abeyta of Colorado Springs; and Pete (Irene) Abeyta of Pueblo. Survived also by 43 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Recitation of rosary, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 24338 Highway 50 East.

Abeyta, Leroy Michael
Leroy Michael Abeyta - Lamar Daily News - March 16, 2006 - Funeral services for Leroy Michael Abeyta, 42, of Lamar, will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 16 at the Holy Trinity Church in Trinidad, CO. Burial will be at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, March 15 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Comi Funeral Home. Abeyta was born on Nov. 24, 1963 and died on March 13, 2006 at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo, CO. Abeyta was preceded in death by a sister, Lori Abeyta, 1986; brother, Juan Abeyta, 2003; maternal grandparents, Joe and Adelieda Medina. He is survived by wife, Sheryl Carter; sons, Jousha, Jonathan, Isiah; daughter, Ashley; stepson, Matthew; sister, Lisa (Kenny) Encinias; brother, Chris Rollie Abeyta; mother, Rachel McDaniel; father and step-mother, Juan and Felice Abeyta and a host of friends, uncles, aunts and cousins. The family can be contacted at 603 White St. in Trinidad, CO.

Abeyta, Macomia M.
Macomia M. Abeyta - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 1986 - Macomia M. Abeyta, late of 925 Desert Flower Blvd., passed away June 22, 1986. Mrs. Abeyta is survived by one son, Alonzo Abeyta; two half brothers, Lee and Ben Aragon; two half sisters, Lucy Garcia and Yolanda; nieces, Cora Pratt and Susie Purdue, and numerous other nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in Roselawn Cemetery with Father William V. Powers officiating.

Abeyta, Margaret
Margaret (Mae) Abeyta - Newspaper Unknown April 2005 - Trinidad, Colorado - Margaret (Mae) Abeyta, age 83, passed away April 19, 2005. She was born in Trinidad, Colorado on February 22, 1922 to Veneranda (Leyba) and Manuel C. de Baca. On December 8, 1940, Margaret was united in marriage to Thomas J. Abeyta at Holy Trinity Church. Together with her husband she owned and operated the Frisco Service and Grocery (the Roundhouse on East Main) for 32 years. She loved to gamble and enjoyed traveling. Preceding her in death are parents, Venerand and Manuel C. DeBaca; daughters Mary Madeline (Cookie) Abeyta and Vivian L. DuRan; son-in-law Daniel J. DuRan; brothers Frank and Manuel C. DeBaca. Survivors are husband, Thomas J. Abeyta; daughter Dolores (Jim)Duran, Sun Flower Valley; grandchildren, Matt (Aimee) DuRan, Mark (Mardel) DuRan, Daniel (Lisa) DuRan, Jessica Duran, James (Laurie) Duran; great-grandchildren Kris, Patrick, Levi, Marcus, Arianna, Wyatt, Katie, Daniel, Alyssa, Jeremy, Kyle Cody, Kaylynn; brothers- and sisters-in-law Tomacita Baca, Sally (Fred) Trujillo, Linda (George) Alizadeh, Alex (Julia) Abeyta, George Abeyta; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Abeyta, Marie O.
Marie O. Abeyta - Pueblo Chieftain - April 8, 2001 - Marie O. Abeyta, 88, Trinidad, April 6. Survived by husband, Eliseo Abeyta; son, Gary (Leslie) Abeyta; and daughter Dolores. Service, 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 11, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home, Trinidad.

Abeyta, Michael C.
Michael C. Abeyta - Pueblo Chieftain - April 4, 1998 - Michael Christopher Abeyta, 24-year-old Pueblo resident went to be with the Lord April 1, 1998. 1992 graduate of South High School, employed by Qual Med where he had many friends. Survived by his mother, Donna Williams of Colorado Springs; father, Lawrence Abeyta of Denver; grandparents, Winona and Marvin Potter of Pueblo and Sally Adame of Brighton, Colo.; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Michael enjoyed tennis, photography, his dog Jerico and the company of his family and friends. He will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him. Memorial service, Sunday, April 5, 2 p.m., T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight Ave. In lieu of food and flowers, donations can be made to the Elks No. 90 endowment fund in Michael's name.

Abeyta, Osvaldo
Osvaldo "Vivian" Abeyta - Pueblo Chieftain - November 24, 1999 - Osvaldo "Vivian" Abeyta, 74, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 22, 1999, after a long bout with Alzheimer's disease. Survived by his wife of 53 years, Socoro Abeyta, of the family home in Boone; son, Ralph (Maria) of Denver; son, Chuck (Rosemary) of Denver; daughter, Lillie Manzanares of Denver; son, Andy (Dorothy) of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughters, Jackie Abeyta (Rock) of Sacramento, Calif., Kathy (Chris) Gregory) of Colorado Springs, Theresa (Carlos) Rosales of Pueblo and Lucrisha Abeyta of Colorado Springs; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and special niece, Cora Casias, and children. Preceded in death by his son, Alvin Abeyta, and sister, Flora Abeyta. Mr. Abeyta retired in 1979 with 25 years of service at the Pueblo Army Depot. Prior to and after his retirement he spent most of his time farming produce. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Rosary, 7 p.m.

Abeyta, Robert
Robert "Bob" Abeyta - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2001 - Robert "Bob" Abeyta, 68, departed this life on May 17, 2001, after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 48 years, Rose Gloria. Loving father of Robert L. Abeyta, Arleen (George) Robeda, James (Doreen) Abeyta, Greg (Sandi) Abeyta, all of Pueblo; John (Mandy) Abeyta of Trinidad, Rose Marie (Carl) Armijo of Monument; devoted grandfather of Regina (David) Castanenda of San Diego, Calif., Geno Lopez Jr., Patrick and Pamela Armijo, Kristi, Jaime, Andrielle, Brandy and Nicole Abeyta, Matt Gallegos; great-grandson, Damon Abeyta-Vigil; caring brothers, Ernest (Anna Marie) Abeyta, Trinidad, and Richard L. (Sadie) Abeyta of Denver; special nephew and nieces, Sam Ortega, Charlotte Zielinski, Mary Jane Clark, Barbara Evangelistic, Alice Gomez and Sandra Sanchez; numerous other nephews and nieces also survive. Robert was born Aug. 18, 1932, in Valdez, Colo. He retired from County Market in 1997. He was previously employed by the City of Trinidad and the Allen Mines. A special thank you to the wonderful staff from hospice. Robert's memory will live forever in our hearts and he will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory. Family may be reached at the family home. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both services will be held at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Abeyta, Robert Eugene
Robert Eugene Abeyta - Pueblo Chieftain - September 12, 1997 - Robert Eugene Abeyta, Pueblo resident, passed away Sept. 9, 1997. A veteran of the Armed Forces and retired from the state of Colorado. Preceded in death by parents, Joe and Ophelia Abeyta. He is survived by and will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Lillian Abeyta; sons, Robert S. (Barbara), Gerald A. (Linda) and David A. (Janelle) Abeyta; grandchildren, Lawrence and Dynelle, his little ma'am, and Mike and Christy Spurlock; mother-in-law, Eusebia Baca; brother, Ed Abeyta and family; and numerous aunts, uncles and extended family as well as special friends, Tim and Hedi Valdez. Friends and family may be received at the family home. Private service with special honors at the graveside service by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Those who wish may place flower orders through the funeral home. Arrangements by Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Abeyta, Vivian
Vivian Abeyta - Chronicle News August 4, 1907 - Vivian Abeyta Dead After Short Illness - Vivian Abeyta prominent pioneer and one of the most highly respected of Trinidad's old settlers, died at his pretty old homestead in the little green valley west of the power house at ten minutes before four o'clock yesterday morning. Acute Bright's disease was the cause of his death, and he had been ill but a month. Only a few of his intimate friends knew of his dangerous illness and his death was most unexpected and is a shock to his entire family and large circle of friends. Vivian Abeyta has long been a prominent figure in Las Animas politics. He was born in April, '54 and came to Trinidad with his parents ten years later, remaining here ever since. He was educated in the St. Joseph's Academy here and is practically a Trinidad man, for his heart was always in the welfare of this city. For two terms he was chairman of the board of county commissioners and has served the public in many different capacities, his latest position being that of road commissioner which place he held when he died. He is survived by his wife, a grown daughter, Mrs. Max Tafoya, and three other children. His brother Theodore Abeyta has been county assessor for several terms and his two living sisters are both prominent. They are Mrs. Cordova and Mrs. J. B. Vigil. His parents died some years ago. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at ten o'clock from the Catholic church and will be attended by the members of the Old Settlers Association, of which organization Mr. Abeyta was a most esteemed member. That the funeral will be a large one is but a natural result for Vivian Abeyta was a man respected and liked by all his acquaintances and loved dearly by his friends and relatives.

Abeyta, Vivian
Vivian Abeyta Yuma Pioneer August 9, 1907 Vivian Abeyta, a well known politician and a pioneer of Las Animas County, recently died at his home west of Trinidad. He was 53 years old and had taken an active part in county politics for many years. He served two terms as chairman of the board of county commissioners, and also held other public offices. He is survived by a wife and four children.

Abila, Antonio F.
Antonio F. "Tony" Abila - Huerfano World - July 2, 1998 - Antonio F. "Tony" Abila, 77, who resided in the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg, died June 29, 1998 in a hospital in Pueblo. Born Apr. 27, 1921 in Redwing, he was retired from construction. He served in the US Army during World War II and lived in Colorado Springs from 1956 to 1993. Survivors include his son, Alex Abila, Salt Lake City, UT; two daughters, Elaine P. Aguilar, Tucson, AZ, and Diane R. Shelton, Fairfield, CA; three brothers, Tony Abila, Colorado Springs, Sergio Abila, Redwing and David Abila, Colorado Springs; one sister, Adonisa Santistevan, Colorado Springs; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be Friday, July 3 at 9 a.m. from Shrine of Remembrance Chapel of Roses in Colorado Springs. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Chama Cemetery.

Abila, Esmiria Benedicta
Esmiria Benedicta Abila - World Independent - December 2, 1946 - Esmiria Benedicta Abila, four months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Abila of Redwing, Colo., died Nov. 27 at a Monte Vista hospital, it was learned here today. The infant died of double pneumonia, and had not previously been ill. Interment was in the Redwing cemetery on Friday, Nov. 29. Survivors besides her parents are her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Porfirio Abila of Redwing.

Abila, Joe Ben
Joe Ben Abila - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - March 09, 1995 - Joe Ben Abila, 71, who was retired, died March 8, 1995, at his Colorado Springs home. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home's "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses. A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Chama Cemetery, Red Wing. Mr. Abila was born May 15, 1923, in Red Wing to Jose Benjamin and Benedicta (Valdez) Abila. He was married to Shirley M. Johnson, who died in 1993. He is survived by four sons, Ben of Canon City and Larry, Robert and Jerry, all of Colorado Springs; three daughters, Rose Pitney of Clearwater, Fla., Ann Applegate of Colorado Springs and Darlene Bilyeu of Anadarko, Okla.; three stepchildren, Chuck Inman of Grand Junction, Billy Jean Thomas of Nebraska and Neil Inman of Grand Junction; five brothers, Tony, Toby and David, all of Colorado Springs, Gilbert of Walsenburg and Sergio of Gardner; a sister, Mary Santistivan of Colorado Springs; 27 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. He had four brothers who are deceased. Mr. Abila had been an area resident for many years and enjoyed collecting antiques. Memorial contributions may be made to the "America the Beautiful" Pikes Peak - The Living Tribute Memorial, Pike National Forest, in care of the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs 80910.

Abila, Mitchell Ray
Mitchell "Mitch" Ray Abila - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 1987 - Mitchell "Mitch" Ray Abila of Walsenburg, May 19, 1987, at University Hospital, Denver. Born, Walsenburg, Nov. 24, 1971. Freshman, John Mall High School. Past student body president of Walsenburg Middle School and member W Club; Walsenburg Middle School Band and St. Mary Church. Mitch was an honor student and participated in football, basketball and baseball. Son of Richard "Sonny" and Mary Lou Abila. Grandson of Julia Abila Roybal, Walsenburg, and Felix and Demesia Valdez, Pueblo. Nephew of Josephine (Dan) Cruz, Walsenburg; Phil (Sharon) Valdez, Pueblo; Rudy (Sylvia) Valdez, Olympia, Wash.; Anthony (Susan) Valdez, Cortez, and Stanley (Janet) Sandoval, Westminster. Also survived by cousins: Carol Sperry; Mark, Krissy, Tony, Trina, Thomas, Rudy and Vicky Valdez; Veronica Ryman; Stanley Sandoval, Jr.; Tyrone Sandoval; Adam Latka; Valerie, Devin and Kale Ross and many, many friends. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Friday, St. Mary Church. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Saturday, John Mall High School. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. Huerfano World - May 19, 1994 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of our Sunshine, Mitch Abila, November 24, 1971 to May 19, 1987. - Verse - Dad and Mom.

Ableman, Alta Mae
Alta Mae Ableman - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2003 - Alta Mae Ableman, 76, of Pueblo, passed away April 18, 2003. Predeceased by parents, Elzy and Elsie Rifenbark; survived by loving husband of 54 years, Chandis; daughters, Debbie Ableman-DeNiro and Gerrie Mayber; grandchildren, Robert (Sandy) Mayber, Chan Mayber, Jessica (Ryan) Cook, Ben Ableman, Mike Ableman and Chandra DeNiro; two great-grandchildren, Robbie and Cassie. At her request, cremation has taken place. Arrangements by Roselawn Cemetery and Funeral Home.

Ables, Bobby Joe
Bobby Joe Ables - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2003 - Bobby Joe Ables, 66 of Pueblo West, passed away April 13, 2003. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Dolores Ables; step-children, Terry and Kelly Johnson, Pat Lewis; two sisters; sisters-in-law, Beverly McCartee and Carolyn Spencer; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild; a best friend, Barbara Shumake; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bobby was a Korean and Vietnam Veteran. Cremation with memorial Services to be held at a later date.

Abli, Henry
Henry Abli - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 1920 - Died Henry Abli, age 45 years, died at local hospital July 20. Body at McCarthy's. Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 1920 - The funeral of Henry Aebil will be held Thursday at 3 o'clock from McCarthy's chapel. Burial in Roselawn.

Abraham, Francisco Jr.
Francisco "Poppy" Abraham - Pueblo Chieftain - May 16, 2000 - Francisco "Poppy" Abraham Jr., 52, of Pueblo, passed away May 12, 2000. Born March 29, 1948, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Preceded in death by his wife, Theresa Abraham; one brother, Raymond Abraham; parents, Francisco and Teresa Abraham; and mother-in-law, Mary Palma. Survived by children, Francisco Isaac (Shari) Abraham, Pueblo, Domingo (Alicia) Abraham, Denver, Cesar (Roberta) Abraham, Arvada, Crystal (Tom Garcia) Abraham, Pueblo, and Andrew Miranda, New York; grandchildren, D.J., Joanna, Mariha, Izaiah, Vincent, Madison, Rebecca "Mama", and Cesar Jr.; brother, Tony Abraham; sisters, Maria (Alfred) Requena and Lizabeth (Edgar) Rivera, all of New York; brothers-in-law, Edward (Gina) Gonzales, Anthony Gonzales, Ernest (Phyllis) Gonzales and John (Louise) Herrera; sisters-in-law, Mary (Arthur) Cisneros and June (Vincent) Duvall. Poppy was a disabled veteran. He enjoyed the time he spent with his grandchildren and family. Poppy received the Purple Heart and various medals and received Conspicuous Service from Gov. Cuomo in New York. Memorial prayer service, 7 p.m. Tuesday and funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, both at Romero Chapel. Officiant, Pastor Angel Melendez. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 1728 E. 10th. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Abram, Celestia
Celestia Abram - Pueblo Chieftain - January 08, 2005 - Celestia Abram, 83, born Sept. 29, 1921, passed away Jan. 6, 2005. Preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Annie Dean; husband, Richard Abram; son, Ronald Abram; and grandson, Kevin Abram. Survived by her brother, Kelsey (Delma) Dean; niece and nephew, David Dean and Karen Richardson; four nieces and nephews; daughter-in-law, Shirley Abram; grandchildren, Brenda (Joe), Russell (Connie), David (Karyn), Mary Ann (Otto) and Jeff; 10 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; and longtime friends, Helen Libhart and Lillian Weed. Ella's health problems limited her activities, however, she was an avid reader, and loved working crossword puzzles. During her years in Estes Park, she was able to indulge in her passion for nature. She also loved to tease and debate with family and friends. At her request, cremation with no services. There will be a private celebration of her life with family and friends.

Abram, Richard W.
Richard W. Abram - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 1986 - Richard W. Abram, 73, departed this life on Feb. 15, 1986. Survived by wife, Ella C. Abram of Pueblo; and son, Ronald W. (Shirley) Abram of Pueblo. Also survived by six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mr. Abram was born on June 15, 1912, in Sarcoxie, Mo., and lived in Estes Park, Colo., before moving to Pueblo 5 years ago. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Imperial Chapel with the Rev. George White officiating. Inurnment, Last Supper, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Abram, Ron
Ron Abram - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 2004 - Ron Abram, 71, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 10, 2004. Survived by his loving wife, Shirley Abram; children, Brenda, Russ (Connie), Dave (Karyn), MaryAnn (Otto) and Jeff (Dawn). Preceded in death by son, Kevin; and parents, Richard and Katherine. Also survived by stepmother, Ella Abram; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory through the funeral home office.

Abrums, John Denise
Dr. John Denise Abrums Albuquerque Journal July 23, 1999 - Dr. John Denise Abrums, 75, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Sunday, July 18, 1999. Dr. Abrums was born in Trinidad, Colorado and graduated from the University of Colorado, Medical School. He had lived and practiced medicine in Albuquerque since 1949. Dr. Abrums retired from private practice specializing in Internal Medicine in 1995; he was affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Presbyterian Hospital Center, and the University of New Mexico Hospital. He had currently been the Medical Director for Turquoise Lodge. He was past President of Bernalillo County Medical Society, New Mexico Medical Society, New Mexico Society of Internal Medicine, and the American Society of Internal Medicine. In 1997, Dr. Abrums earned the Laureate Award of the New Mexico Chapter of the American College of Physicians, presented annually to a physician who has contributed significantly to the medical community and to the field of Internal Medicine over the years. He was on the faculty of the UNM School of Medicine, and a member of the New Mexico Board of Medical Examiners. He also held membership in and was often a key leader in the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, the Federated Council of Internal Medicine, The Ancient Elliptical Order of the Alligator, and the National Academies of Practice (Medicine). Dr. Abrums also served as a medical officer in the US Army. He later remained active in the US Army Reserves until he retired with the rank of Brigadier General. John and his wife, Louise have traveled the world extensively and are longtime collectors of antique cars. Dr. Abrums is survived by his wife of 52 years, Louise M. Abrums, retired owner of Brandywine Galleries; children, John E. Abrums and his wife, Laura of Chimayo, NM and Louanne and her husband, Wally Sargent of Santa Fe; grandchildren, Dana, Ely and Rachel Abrums of Chimayo, NM and Gabriel Abrums of Taos, NM, Kristin Sargent of Vista, CA and Adam Sargent of Santa Fe; as well as sister-in-law, Faye Underwood of Albuquerque; and numerous other relatives and friends throughout the United States. A Memorial celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, July 22, 1999, 11:00 a.m., at St. Mark's on the Mesa Episcopal Church, 431 Richmond Place NE, Albuquerque, NM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to The John D. Abrums, MD Memorial Scholarship fund for medical students in need of tuition, in c/o New Mexico Medical Society, 7770 Jefferson NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109.

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