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Bertha Acenarman – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – September 24, 1874 – Died on the 17th inst., Bertha Acenarman, wife of William Franks, aged 25 years.
Acevedo, Flora M.
Flora M. Acevedo - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 1999 - Flora M. Acevedo, 69, of Pueblo, now at peace, passed away March 20, 1999. Born Aug. 17, 1929, in Sopris, Colo. Preceded in death by her son, Daniel T. Valdez and Fidel Valdez Jr. Survived by her beloved husband, Andres Acevedo, of the family home; sons, Mike (Marie) Valdez, Piscayne, Miss., Frank (Sandy)Valdez, Pueblo, and Ralph Valdez, Colorado Springs; daughters, Tina Valdez, Glendale, Ariz., Dorothy (Marciano) Cabrera, Pueblo, Patricia Hill, Pueblo, and Norma Valdez, Colorado Springs; brothers, Leroy (Edonilia) Salazar, Pueblo, and David (Joann) Compos, Trinidad; grandchildren, Charlene Valdez, Danny Valdez Jr., Mike Valdez Jr., Selina De La Rosa, Nicklos Valdez, Tara Valdez, Troy Valdez, Theresa Dazey, Veronica Lopez, Marciann Romero, Flora Espinoza, Helen Cabrera, Danny Bedwell, Amanda Hill, Marsha Valdez, Andrea Valdez and Mark Brainbridge; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday at Romero Chapel.
Aceves, Domonic J.
Domonic J. "Nicky" Aceves - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - June 20, 1990 - Domonic J. "Nicky" Aceves, 15, of Colorado Springs, died Sunday at a local hospital after a five-year battle with cancer. He was a student at Panorama Middle School. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Swan-Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave. A vigil service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church-Southgate, 1830 S. Corona Ave. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery. Domonic was born Sept. 11, 1974, in Colorado Springs. He is survived by his parents, Joseph Aceves and Rose (Sandoval) Aceves of Colorado Springs. Domonic lived in Colorado Springs for 10 years and in Pueblo for five years. He also had attended Thatcher and Somerlid elementary schools, both in Pueblo. Domonic was active in a Pueblo karate school, flag football and T-ball baseball. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Aceves Sr. of Colorado Springs; maternal grandparents, Julian and Julia Sandoval of Colorado Springs; paternal great-grandmother, Lucy Lucero of Alamosa; and maternal great-grandmothers, Rose Zapian of Brush and Caroline Sandoval of Walsenburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the Candlelighters, in care of the American Cancer Society, 555 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 105, Colorado Springs 80903.
Ackerly, Roscoe H. III
Roscoe H. Ackerly III - Pueblo Star Journal - February 22, 1977 - Roscoe H. Ackerly III died Feb. 20 as a result of injuries from snowmobile accident. Born Oct. 16, 1941 in Denver, Colo., son of Dr. and Mrs. Roscoe H. Ackerly of Pueblo. Son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Jacobs. Vice president of Kober Construction Co., Billings, and president of Ackerly & Associates architectural firm. Married Lana D. Jacobs July 21, 1962, in Pueblo. Lived in Billings for 10 years. Graduated from Central High School and attended Pueblo Junior College. Graduated from Montana State University in 1967, when he moved to Billings. Survived by wife, Lana; parents, Dr. and Mrs. Roscoe H. Ackerly of Pueblo; paternal grandmother, Angie Belle Ackerly, Helena, Mont.; three daughters, Tana, Raquel and Jennifer of the family home, and one brother, Roger E. Ackerly of Big Fork, Mont. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to Northern Rockies Regional Cancer Treatment Center, Poly Drive and N. 28th St., Billings, Mont. 59101. Funeral services 10 a.m. Thursday, our chapel. Interment, Mt. View Cemetery, Billings.
Ackerman, Lyle V.
Lyle V. Ackerman - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 2002 - Lyle V. Ackerman passed away Oct. 12, 2002, in Pueblo. His survivors include his daughter, Carol (Paul) Barker; and son, Kenneth (Pamela) Ackerman; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother; one sister; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, in the Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.
Ackerman, Marvin H.
Marvin H. Ackerman - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 2000 - Marvin H. Ackerman, 68, born April 27, 1932, passed away Dec. 11, 2000. Survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Carolyn Ackerman; son, Dan (Trish) Ackerman; daughters, Diana (Adolph) Vigil, Denise (Gary Musso) Ackerman; grandchildren, Michael, James, Patrick and Zachary Vigil, and Emily Ackerman; brother, Gervase (Annette) Ackerman; sister, Patricia Simpson; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Michael and Bertha Ackerman; brother, Michael R. Ackerman. Marvin retired from CF&I after 47 years. He was a member of BPOE No. 90 and served as a member of the Boone Volunteer Fire Department for 27 years. Marvin was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He loved to dance, travel, and spend time with his family and friends. He was a strong, caring man and will be sadly missed. Viewing Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Funeral Mass Thursday, 7 p.m. Rosary Friday, 9 a.m., both services at Sacred Heart Church of Avondale. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Carl Acord - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 1987 - Carl Acord was born Jan. 17, 1833, and passed away Jan. 11, 1987. Husband of Mary Acord. Father of Carl J. Acord of Colorado and Jack L. Acord of Maryland. Grandfather of Raymond C. Acord of Del Norte, and Sarah Michele Acord of Pueblo. Brother of Alvin D. Acord of Richmond, Maine, Alden Acord of Creola, Ohio, and Veatis Hanzy of Millersport, Ohio. Also survived by numerous nieces ; nephews. An employee of Pueblo City Carpenter shop for 13 years, he was an active member of Pueblo West Baptist Church, serving as deacon, Sunday school director, and teacher. He was a member of the Naval Reserve for 26 years. Services at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at Pueblo West Baptist Church with military rites. At the conclusion. Burial in Circleville, Ohio. The family prefers contributions to the Pueblo West Baptist Church.
Acord, Lawrence O.
Lawrence O. "Rusty" Acord - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2004 - Lawrence O. "Rusty" Acord, 77, passed away April 21, 2004, after a lengthy illness. Survived by his wife, Marjorie; children, Ann Gillespie of Rye, Samuel Acord of Goosecreek, S.C., Esther (Royal) McFadden of Pueblo West, and Patricia (Dan) Edwards of Mount Sterling, Ill.; grandchildren, Logan Gillespie, Lucas McFadden, Sara (Jerry) Sanchez, Jennifer (Tim) Luthy, Michelle, Becky and Melanie Edwards; great-grandchildren, Dylan Desha and Jerry Sanchez Jr.; and soon to be born great-grandchild; brothers, Fred (Emma), Tom and Jack (Mary) Acord; sisters, Ann (Jim) Livingston and Mary McKibben; sisters-in-law, Esther (John) Taylor and Louise Burke; brothers-in-law, John (Loretta) Ayler, Baxter (Mary Lou) Ayler and Darrel (Rae) Ayler; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister. Born to Charles and Elvira Acord on June 29, 1926, in Fairfield, Ill. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Rusty and Marjorie were married Sept. 2, 1951, in La Junta, Colo. He worked as a long-distance truck driver for many years, working for PST and Tri-State Trucking. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24, 2004, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Steve Holcomb and Pastor Doug Cox officiating. Those who desire may make a memorial contribution to the Parkhill Baptist Building Fund through the funeral home.
Carmelita "Carmen" Cruz Mestas Acosta - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 2004 - Carmelita "Carmen" Cruz Mestas Acosta, 94, born Feb. 27, 1910, in Aguilar, Colo., went home to be with the Lord July 9, 2004. Carmen is survived by her children, Esther Smith, Louise (Richard) Albo, Frances Acosta, Carmen (Danny) Ortiz, Mary (Joe) Lucero, Ray (Marjie) Acosta, Pete (Rosemary) Acosta Jr., Sam (Loretta) Acosta, Manuel (Hope) Acosta, Heraldo Acosta and Ricky (Riki) Acosta; 32 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Carmen is preceded in death by her parents, Salome Cruz Mestas and Lucia Tafoya Mestas; brothers, Higinio, August'n, Heraldo and Manuel; husband, Pedro Rios Acosta; and son, Isidro R. Acosta. Coming to Pueblo in 1918 with her parents and brothers, she and family were bystanders during the 1921 flood. In her younger days she enjoyed music and dancing with her late husband. In her later years she enjoyed and appreciated visits from all of her children and grandchildren. Viewing will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary services, 7 p.m. Monday and Mass services, 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Church. Graveside services following Mass at Imperial Gardens. There will be a dinner immediately following the services at Imperial Gardens.
Acosta, Jose B.
Jose B. Acosta - Pueblo Chieftain - April 02, 1986 - Jose B. Acosta, affectionately known as "KaKi," 1023 East Routt, departed this life Tuesday, April 1, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Born April 30, 1912, in Chihuahua, Mexico. He had been a Pueblo resident for many years. He retired from CF&I Steel Corp. in 1973, and enjoyed his time playing cards with friends. Preceded in death by son, Barney Acosta, June 1, 1985; brother, Leo Acosta, Jan. 4, 1984; granddaughter, Laverne Acosta, Jan. 3, 1986. Survivors include his wife, Beatrice Acosta; sons, Daniel Acosta and Jose B. Acosta II, all of the family home; his children, Sally (Edward) Johnston, Steve (Nancy) Acosta, Mike Acosta, all of Denver; Margaret (Dale) Solano, Vickie (Steve) Brunetto, Mary (John) Sanchez, all of Colorado Springs; Beatrice (Earl) Brown, Eddie Acosta of Pueblo; Sandy (Carlos) Jimenez, San Juan, P.R.; Ronnie Acosta, San Diego, Calif.; Lucy (Jim) McKinley, North Carolina; and Christy Acosta, Huntington Beach, Calif.; brother, Don (Dora) Acosta, Pueblo; sister, Aurora (John) Herrera, Pueblo; sister-in-law, Natalie Acosta, Pueblo; aunt and uncle, Rayo Mata and Manuel Mata, both of Pueblo; mother-in-law, Criselda Mesa, Pueblo; brothers-in-law, Patrick Mesa, Colorado Springs; and Mickey (Brenda) Mesa, Pueblo; 42 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 8 p.m. Friday; Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Saturday. Both services St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the home.
Leonora Acosta - Bayfield Blade - March 16, 1911 - Leonora Acosta, 3 years old, died at Trinidad of hydrophobia. She was bitten by a dog.
Acosta, Natalie Faith
Natalie Faith Acosta - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 1987 - Natalie Faith Acosta, 617 W. 11th, departed this life Friday, April 24, 1987. A Pueblo resident since 1942, she was born Dec. 25, 1917, in Iron Mountain, Mich. She graduated from high school there and the Madam Le Claire School of Beauty Culture in Milwaukee, Wis. She operated her own beauty shop and was owner-operator of the former Hi-Life Lounge, then located at 314 N. Union Ave. She was auxiliary president of TREA Chapter 20, 1979-81, and national president of TREA National Auxiliary, 1981-83. She is credited with naming “TREA National Auxiliary Voicette" at the 1984 convention in Las Vegas. Preceded in death by mother, Catherine Broglio Ronzani, July 31, 1929; father, John Ronzani, June 22, 1951; brothers, Floyd Ronzani, Feb. 18, 1955, Anthony B. Ronzani, Sept. 28, 1973, Eugene A. Ronzani, Sept. 12, 1975, David Ronzani, Aug. 18, 1986; a sister, Irene Ronzani Crenshaw, May 4, 1977; husband, Elias J. "Leo" Acosta, Jan. 4, 1984. Survivors include a sister, Justine Ronzani, Kingsford, Mich.; sister-in-law, Helen Ronzani, Eau Claire, Wis.; brother-in-law, Sonny Crenshaw, Kingsford, Mich.; two nieces, Valerie R. Cooper, Glenview, Ill., Barbara Lilly, Eau Claire. She will be sadly missed by her beloved "Tia" Rayo Mata; Tia's daughters, sons, grandchildren and niece, Vera Carpenter, who were Natalie's Pueblo family; and a very dear and close friend Margaret Fossceco, Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Sunday, Angelus Chapel; Mass of Christian Burial, 3 p.m. Monday, Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment, REA section at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the home.
Acosta, Pedro Y.
Pedro Y. Acosta - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 1999 - Pedro Y. Acosta, 62, passed away April 27, 1999. Survived by his wife, Frances Acosta; children, Yolanda (Jose) Martinez, Elsa (Martin) Santoyo, Lilly (Albert) Alvarez, Pedro Acosta Jr. and Rudy (Jessica) Acosta; 11 grandchildren; brothers, Apolonio (Manuela) Acosta, Ramon (Juanita) Acosta, Atanislado (Petra) Acosta and Paulino (Maria) Acosta; sisters, Margaret Ruiz and Juanita (Francisco) Sandoval, all of Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents and one brother. Funeral Mass, 9 a.m. Friday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, noon to 8 p.m. today.
Rudolph Acosta – Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 1999 - Rudolph Acosta passed away Feb. 24, 1999. Survived by his son, Jerry Lee (Shirley) Acosta; daughter-in-law, Jeannene Acosta; two grandsons; three granddaughters; brothers, Phillip and Anthony Acosta; sisters, Emelia Richards and Rosetta Williams; brother-in-law, James Eve; sister-in-law, Ruth Lemons; nephew, Tim (Joan) Acosta; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife, Bertha Lillian Eve; sons, Sherman Douglas and Phillip Rudolph Acosta; and brother, Joe Acosta. At his request, cremation. Graveside inurnment, 2 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Acosta, Sharon L.
Sharon L. Acosta - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2005 - Sharon L. Acosta passed away Feb. 18, 2005, in Pueblo. Sharon was born June 13, 1960, in Colorado Springs, to Harold and Etta Smith. Her survivors include her daughter, Tania (Creedance Branch) Acosta; sister, Teresa (Alvin) Nelson; and 1 grandchild. At her request, no public viewing or services. Cremation has taken place
Acree, Mary Lynn
Mary Lynn Acree - Pueblo Chieftain - July 01, 2002 - Mary Lynn Acree, 54, departed this life June 29, 2002, at University Care Center Pueblo. Born April 7, 1948 in Denver, she was a legal secretary. Preceded in death by parents, W. J. Bryant and Naomi Gierhart Acree; siblings, Katherine, Gordon and W. J. Acree. Survived by a sister, Virginia (David) Carter; numerous nieces and nephews to include her caregiver, Rhonda (Willie) Allenback, Robin McLain, Samantha Gordon, Frank Gordon; other relatives and friends. At her request, cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 6 p.m. Tuesday at the LDS Church, 4720 Surfwood Lane.
Acrey, Claude R.
Claude R. Acrey - Pueblo Chieftain - December 24, 1986 - Claude R. Acrey, late of Pueblo, died Dec. 21, 1986, at a local nursing home. Survived by wife, Estelle of Portales, N.M.; six sons, Ace (Vada) Acrey, Pueblo; Jack (Ola) Acrey, San Marcos, Texas; Glen (Elsie) Acrey, Fairfield, Calif.; Raymond (Dorothy) Acrey, Clovis, N.M.; Bill (Katrina) Acrey, Cortez, Colo.; and Robert (Sylvia) Acrey, Pueblo; and a daughter, Patsy (Al) Evans, Kingman, Ariz. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Born Sept. 6, 1898, in Grosvenor, Texas. Mr. Acrey had been in Pueblo since April 1985. Service, 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26, Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Leaon D. Griswold officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Visitation until service time Friday.
Acuna, Jesus M.
Jesus M. Acuna - Pueblo Chieftain - July 03, 1999 - Jesus M. Acuna, born July 1, 1931, went to be with the Lord July 1, 1999 .Survived by his wife of 40 years, Amparo Acuna; daughters, Patricia (Rigoberto) Maldonado, Leticia Lerma; grandchildren, Laura, Rachel and Adam Maldonado, Michael and Eric Lerma; brothers and sisters, Micaela Vda deCortes, Emma (Isias) Ronses, Carlos (Marta) Acuna, Maria Vda de Cortes, Rafael(Carmen) Acuna, all of Pachuca Hgo, Mexico; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives; special friends, Pedro Isais, Delmo Santiago, Alvaro Perez and Moises Martinez. Preceded in death by his parents, Camerino and Aurelia Acuna. He was employed at Candy's Tortilla Factory for 14 years, at St. Mary-Corwin for five years and worked as assistant custodian at Central High School for 19 years. He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather who truly enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren, capturing those special moments in graphs. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, 10 a.m., St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment Memorial Gardens. Viewing, Sunday and Monday, noon - 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Family will greet friends in the Mediterranean Room at St. Francis Xavier Church following the interment.
Joe Acuto – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: Joe Acuto is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. Joe Acuto: Mexican, age 33, married with one child surviving. He was a "tracklayer" for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/delagua.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.
Adam, Ellen May
Ellen May Adam - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 2004 - Ellen May Adam, passed away Dec. 29, 2003. Born July 10, 1910, to Frank and Minnie Mangan, who preceded her in death, along with three brothers, John, Lloyd and Raimon Mangan; and daughter, Darla May Koch. Ellen was born in Holcomb, Kan., and lived there until Dec. 23, 1930, the day she married Paul J. Adam. She worked as a matron for the Pueblo Police Department for many years until she had to take a disability retirement. Paul and Ellen had one child, Darla May, born July 5, 1959. Survived by her son-in-law, Russell Koch; grandchildren, Dwayne (Deborah) Koch, Randy Koch; and great-grandchildren, Christopher, James and Steven Koch.
Antonia Adame - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 1986 - Antonia Adame, 86, longtime Wiley resident, passed away Aug. 21, 1986, at the Prowers Medical Center. Rosary recitation will be held 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Peacock-Wood Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection will be held 10 a.m. Monday at St. Francis de Sales-Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment, Wiley cemetery.
Adame, Manuel Jr.
Manuel Adame Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain December 27, 1997 Manuel Adame Jr., 86, of Lamar, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997. Rosary scripture service, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, both services at St. Francis de Sales Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, 1997, at Valley Memorial-Lamar Chapel. Memorial contributions to Lamar Area Hospice, Sandhaven Nursing Home, or charity of choice.
Angela Adamich - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2004 - Angela Adamich, 98, born in Pueblo, Colo., on Nov. 3, 1905, passed away Oct. 23, 2004. Predeceased by her husband, Louis, in 1979. She is survived by her daughters, Betty (Arden) Fonda and Gerri (Allan) Henry; and her son, Dallas (Mary) Plese. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Angela was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese, Daughters of Isabella and the Western Star Slavonic Lodge. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home with family present from 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004, Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food or flowers, those who wish may make donations to the Alzheimer's Association or to a charity of your choice in Angela's memory.
Adamich, Ann Louise
Ann Louise Adamich - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 2000 - Ann Louise Adamich, age 94, passed away June 25, 2000. Preceded in death by her husband, Adolph J. Adamich. She is survived by her daughter, Jacqueline Fielding; granddaughter, Susanne Piper; and great-grandchildren, Ashley and Dusty Piper, all of Aurora, Colo. She is also survived by sisters, Frances Jansa and Carolyn Buccola, both of Flower Mound, Texas, Mary Vineyard, Eugene, Ore.; and brother, Charles Jansa of Long Beach, Calif. Funeral service, Thursday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
Adamich, Ermenia Marie
Ermenia Marie Adamich - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 2006 - Ermenia Marie Adamich, 94, born Nov. 20, 1911, passed away March 29, 2006. Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph J. Adamich; parents, Peter and Peppina Dell; brothers, Dominick, Arthur and Angelo Dell; sister, Phyllis Shisler. Survived by son, Joe P. (Jonna Lee) Adamich; daughter, Sharon Adamich (Chris Villanueva); grandchildren, Beth (Edward) Cortese, Joel (Laura) Adamich, Jennifer (Michael) Potestio; great-grandchildren, Tycho and Dutch Cortese, Indie Adamich and Evie and Michael Potestio; sister, Lena Merlin; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her family was her pride and joy. She was an excellent cook and loved cooking her Italian favorites for her family. She loved all animals and especially enjoyed feeding her birds. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, April 3, 2006, Our Lady of Assumption. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Donations may be made to The Smile Train or Denver Children's Hospital in her memory. “Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember all of you.”
Frances “Babe” Adamich - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2001 - Age 80, born Dec. 25, 1920, passed away March 19, 2001. Survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Tony R. Adamich; son, Tony R. (Starlet) Adamich Jr., of California; and daughter, Karla M. (Ray) Miklich. Grandmother of Jennifer, Anthony and Jonathan Adamich, also of California. She is also survived by her sisters, Ann Williams and Carol (Russell) Sabo, Cheyenne, Wyo., as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Karl and Mary Mesnar, and sisters, Mary Zigich, Josephine Weiler and Angela Knafelc. Mrs. Adamich was a member of St. Mary Church and was active in church choirs for many years. She was also a member of the Slovenian Women's Union Branch No. 3. Frances was a delightful wife, mother and friend. She brought a smile to many faces. Viewing, Wednesday, noon to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Thursday, 2 p.m., St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the St. Mary Church Prayer Garden in her memory.
Adamich, Grace Adelyn
Grace Adelyn Adamich - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2006 - Grace Adelyn Adamich, 90, a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, passed away June 19, 2006. Preceded in death by her parents, Christine and Pasqual Masciotra; and loving husband Ludwig, of 40 years. Survived by her children, Richard J. (Ellie E.) and Ron J. (Susan D.); grandchildren, Melanie, Rick (Stephanie), Kelly and Kyle; sister, Addie Hutcherson; and brother, James Masciotra. Grace gave a lot of herself to her husband, family and friends and never had a bad thing to say about anyone. She enjoyed cooking, especially Italian food, for her family and for Tri-Parish events. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Patrick Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made in Grace's memory to the Denver Children's Hospital in care of the funeral home office.
Adamich, Tony R.
Tony R. Adamich - Pueblo Chieftain - October 09, 2005 - Tony R. Adamich, 87, born Dec. 1, 1917, passed away Oct. 7, 2005. Preceded in death by his wife, Frances, in 2001. Survived by his daughter, Karla M. (Ray) Miklich; son, Tony R. Adamich Jr.; grandchildren, Jennifer (Isaac) Villanueva, Anthony and Jonathan Adamich; and great-granddaughter, Bella Villanueva. Also survived by sister, Alice LaRue; special friend, Pete Montera; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death also by brothers, Terry, Lud and Joe Adamich; and sisters, Rose Prior, Mary Mauro, Louise Mastro, Ann DeCesaro and Olga Nemec. Tony was a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving in World War II on the USS Haggard. He was a retired member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local No. 12. Tony truly enjoyed being with family and friends. A special thanks to Dr. James Stjernholm and to the staff at Life Care Center of Pueblo who took wonderful care of him during his stay. Viewing, noon to 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary Church Prayer Garden in Tony's memory.
Tony Adamovich - Rocky Mountain News – November 20, 1911 - Thomas Kvitko alleged to have shot saloonkeeper. Rocky Mountain News – December 28, 1911 - Arrest News Article - Under sheriff W. W. Hill returned today from Bowie, Ariz., with Thomas Kvito, who is wanted here on a charge of murdering Tony Adamovich six weeks ago. Kvito desired to re-enlist in the United States Army and this led to his arrest. Knowing he had been in the army, local officers suspected he would try to re-enlist and furnished his description to the war department. He was arraigned in justice court, held without bond for trial in district court. Kvito said he killed Adamovich in self defense.
Alva Adams - Pueblo Chieftain - November 2, 1922 - Alva Adams Was Born In Wisconsin - Came to Colorado When of Age For Benefit of Brother's Health - Alva Adams was born in Iowa County, Wisconsin, May 14, 1850. His parents John Adams and Eliza (Blanchard) Adams, were natives respectively of the states of Kentucky and New York. About 1842 they settled in Wisconsin, where the father followed both the agricultural and mercantile vocations. Alva Adams was reared in his native county, and received a fair education in the public schools. The college training so much coveted by ambitious youths, fortune denied him yet lacking it he proved himself still able to achieve a highly honorable career. He was but just of age when he came to Colorado, the ill health of a brother having been the occasion of the family's removal to this climate. The journey was a tedious one, the primitive “prairie schooner”, being their method of travel. They tarried at Greeley in the northern part of the state, and Alva, casting about him for work could at first find nothing more desirable than the laborious task of hauling railroad ties from the mountain forests for use in the construction of the Denver and Rio Grande line. This occupation however, proved a stepping stone to a better opening for within a few weeks he secured a position with C. W. Sanborn, a lumber and hardware dealer at Colorado Springs. While in this employ, the young man erected a building which would serve at once for a dwelling and a place in which to conduct the two branches of Mr. Sanborn's business. The structure was the first built upon the site of the present town of Colorado Springs. In two or three months young Adams bought out his employer for something over $4000 giving his notes for the amount in lieu of cash and took his place among the responsible business men of the State. In the following year – 1872 – he admitted J. C. Wilson to a partnership in the business, and leaving him in charge at Colorado Springs, came to Pueblo and opened a branch here. After a time the partners severed their connection, each retaining the store at his end of the time; and Mr. Adams has since been the proprietor of a flourishing business in Pueblo of which branches were early established in the San Juan district. Always an ardent Democrat, Mr. Adams was speedily drawn into being but twenty three when he was made a trustee of South Pueblo. At twenty six he was elected to represent Rio Grande County in the State Legislature and his service was notable for the strength with which he opposed measures contemplating an unwarrantable expenditure of funds. Mr. Adams was first nominated for Governor in 1884 but his election was this time defeated. Two years later however, he was the successful candidate by a majority of nearly two and a half thousand. In 1896 he was a second time elected Governor, he being, with the single exception of F. W. Pitkin, the only citizen of the State ever recalled to the duties of its highest office. His two administrations as chief executive were characterized by the same careful guardianship of the public finances as that advocated by him while in the Legislature. Under his critical eye, special appropriation bills were subjected to a rigid law of “survival of the fittest,” only such as were obviously beneficent ever gaining his sanction to live. Governor Adams enjoyed the reputation of being a “safe man,” which means that he was neither unduly venturesome nor conservative to the point of repressing progress. Between these harmful extremes he occupied the happy middle ground of the well balanced and trustworthy citizen. Mr. Adams devoted himself assiduously to his business when not occupied with official work, and his industry has netted him a substantial fortune. He has a private library of 3500 volumes, traveled extensively, and acquired a wealth of general information and culture which reduced to a minimum the disadvantages of a curtailed school training. And indeed, the kind of education which is the result of large contact with men and affairs, should perhaps, be rated higher than any amount of mere book learning because of its more vital connection with the development of character and the determination of conduct, and Alva Adams possessed the order of mind which readily absorbed valuable lessons from all kinds of experience, and indicated such accumulated virtue thru the common lift of which he formed an important factor. Mr. Adams married Elle Nye in October 1872. Pueblo Chieftain - November 2, 1922 - Statesman Dies in Sanitarium in Battle Creek, Michigan - Went There Three Weeks Ago – Was Thrice Governor, a Banker, Statesman, a Scholar and Prominent in Masonic Circles. Alva Adams is dead, His soul goes marching on. Three times Governor of Colorado, ranked among the first citizens of the state, banker, statesman, thinker, Inspector General of the Colorado jurisdiction of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, and one of the builders of Pueblo and one of the city's staunchest supporters. Alva Adams died about noon yesterday in Battle Creek, Michigan where he went three weeks ago to a sanitarium. Death was due to heart trouble caused by chronic diabetes from which Mr. Adams had long been a sufferer. Mrs. Adams was with him at the time of his death and the word was received in Pueblo in a telegram to their only son, Alva B. Adams. The body will be brought to Pueblo for burial, but definite funeral arrangements have not been made. Gov. Adams was 72 years old at the time of his death. He had been a permanent resident of Pueblo since 1882 when he came here from Alamosa and open a hardware store which is still in existence but which is now known as the Holmes Hardware company of which the governor had a half interest at the time of his death. His life reads like a romance. Born on a Wisconsin farm and without the advantages of a college education, he rose to a place in the hearts of Coloradoans, second to none. He rose to a place of prominence as a deep thinker and ranked among the most learned men of the country and besides accumulated a modest fortune by his honest business dealings. He brought a brother, suffering from tuberculosis to Colorado in 1872. They traveled overland in a prairie schooner. They tarried a short time in the Greeley region and then went to Manitou where they camped out for the benefit of the brother's health. Later Alva secured employment hauling ties from the mountains to the right of way where the Denver and Rio Grande railroad was being constructed. This lasted but a short time for he became acquainted with a lumber and hardware dealer and obtained employment in this business. Adams erected a small building on the present site of Colorado Springs and there housed the stock and conducted the store. Then he purchased the business from his employer and later took a partner. Leaving the partner in charge of the business, Adams came to Pueblo in 1873 and opened a hardware store. He did not stay long here but sold off part of his stock and moved the remainder to Del Norte long before the railroad entered that region. His store was successful and when the railroad entered Fort Garland, Adams moved his store to that point and later to Alamosa. He established branches in Telluride, Durango, Gunnison and Quray. He came to Pueblo the second time in 1882 and opened the hardware store that later was to become one of the largest in Colorado. In 1889 he helped to organize the Pueblo Savings and Trust company and was president of that institution until the time of his death. He was interested in other business ventures and was the oldest living director in point of continuous service of the International Trust company of Denver. Despite business, Mr. Adams had time for other things. He was always an ardent Democrat and soon entered politics. While always mindful of the necessity of making a living, Mr. Adams found time for reading and study to overcome the deficiency caused by the lack of a college education in his early life. In politics he has quite a record. When 26 years old he was elected a member of the state legislature from Rio Grande county. In 1884 he was candidate on the Democratic ticket for governor but was defeated. He ran again in 1886 and was elected. He ran a second time in 1896 and won the election. In 1904 he was a candidate again and apparently won the election. However a contest was brought by James Peabody, the Republican candidate and the matter finally was placed in the hands of the state legislature. The legislature ruled against Adams, ousted him and seated Peabody with an agreement that Peabody should resign and let Jesse McDonald, the lieutenant governor on the Republican side, take the place of governor. This was after Adams had served about three months of his term. As a man of letters, Gov. Adams was widely known. His library was probably the largest private collection of books in the state. The governor was familiar with the contents of all of the books and not only did he widen his knowledge from the books he read but traveled extensively in the past 25 years, visiting many foreign countries and being a keen observer, learned much of the habits and customs of people in all sections of the world. As a speaker, Gov. Adams was a powerful and convincing orator. He was on the programs of most of the prominent events in Pueblo as well as in the state. Years ago he was made a 33rd degree Mason and upon the death of Senator Henry M. Teller, Mr. Adams was made inspector general of the Colorado district of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rites of Freemasonry. He was possessed of great literary ability and his prepared speeches were models of English. He wrote a book dealing with career of Napoleon and the work is characterized as a wonderful study of the great Frenchman. He delighted to speak of Colorado and its wonderful opportunities and among his greatest speeches was one on “Apples and Alfalfa.” On his last trip abroad he visited the islands of the Pacific, China and Russia, and it was during this trip that he wrote the will of Madame Nordica, the famous singer. She was taken ill while a passenger on the steamer on which Governor Adams was traveling and he drew up the legal document disposing of her property. This was just before the outbreak of the World War. Not until the death of the famous singer was it disclosed that Governor Adams had drawn the will, this work having been near the coast of Java. Governor Adams was a nationally known Democrat and personally acquainted with the foremost Democrats. During the Wilson administration it was reported several times that he was under consideration for a place in the cabinet. When President Wilson appeared in Pueblo on the memorable tour which resulted in the collapse of president, Governor Adams presided at the meeting in Memorial Hall. He was a warm friend of William Jennings Bryan and when Bryan appeared here several years ago he was a guest at the home of Governor Adams. Practically every prominent Democrat who came here to speak was entertained by the former governor. Mr. and Mrs. Alva B. Adams left at midnight last night for the east to meet Mrs. Adams and bring the body of the former governor back to Pueblo.
Adams, Alva B. Jr.
Alva B. Adams Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 4, 1981 - Pueblo Bank Chairman Alva B. Adams Dies. Alva B. Adams, chairman of the board for the Pueblo Bank & Trust Co., died Thursday morning at a Denver hospital where he was undergoing treatment for a heart condition. Long active in area business, political and community activities, Adams was the son of the late U.S. Sen. Alva B. Adams of Pueblo, who died in 1941. His grandfather, Alva Adams, served as Colorado governor for two terms. The younger Adams was born Oct. 21, 1915 in Pueblo. He attended Williams College in Massachusetts and the University of Virginia, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1939. During World War II, he served as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard. A Democratic Party leader, he twice was a candidate for 3rd Congressional District congressman. He is past chairman of the Colorado Board of Education. He received an honorary doctorate degree from Adams State College in 1964 for service to the public. His survivors include his widow, Mrs. Martha B. Adams; a son, Alva B. Adams Jr.; his mother, Mrs. Alva B. Adams Sr., and a brother, William H. Adams, all of Pueblo, and a daughter, Loretta, of the Denver area. Adrian Comer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Private services at graveside will be at 11 a.m. Saturday. Interment will be at Roselawn Cemetery.
Adams, Alva B. Sr. (Mrs.)
Mrs. Alva B. (Elizabeth Matty) Adams Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 1983 - Mrs. Alva B. Adams Sr., passed away at her home, 412 Dittmer Ave., Aug. 18, 1983. Wife of the late U.S. Senator Alva B. Adams, who passed away Dec. 1, 1941. Mother of William H. Adams, Pueblo. Predeceased by her other children; Mrs. Ella Uhl, Mrs. Elizabeth Berger, and Alva B. Adams Jr. Grandmother of Joseph Uhl Jr., Alva Uhl, John Uhl, Elizabeth Booth, Jim Berger, Bart Berger, Rhett Adams, Alva Adams, William Adams Jr., Charlotte Adams, Eleanor Adams and Jane Fulk. Also survived by numerous great-grandchildren. Mrs. Adams was married to Sen. Adams Oct. 25, 1909, in Denver and had been a resident of Pueblo since that time. Private family services were conducted Saturday by Father Fred Johnson. Committal was in Roselawn cemetery next to Sen. Adams.
Adams, Alva Blanchard
Alva Blanchard Adams - Pueblo Chieftain - December 3, 1941 - Alva Blanchard Adams was born in Del Norte, Rio Grande County, Colorado on October 29, 1875. He was the son of Alva Adams and Ella (Nye) Adams, the only child to live past infancy to this couple. Alva's father, Alva, ran a successful hardware business in southern Colorado, and was, even at the time of Alva Blanchard Adams' birth, entering into the world of politics. The Adams family had moved to Alamosa by 1880, and on to Pueblo by 1882. When Alva B. Adams was 12, his father was elected to be governor of Colorado. Alva Adams Sr. served as governor from 1887 to 1889, 1897 to 1899, and for several months in 1905. He was enormously popular with the people. Clearly public service was in young Alva B. Adams' blood. Alva B. Adams attended the common schools of southern Colorado, wherever he lived at the time. He went on to attend Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Phillips Academy was a very exclusive, private high school, and was one of the oldest and finest schools in the United States. Many sons of dignitaries attended there including the nephews of George Washington. Alva graduated from Phillips in 1893. He went on to Yale University, graduating from there in 1896. Alva B. attended Columbia Law School, graduating with a law degree in 1899. He was admitted to the bar in Colorado in 1899, and commenced practice as an attorney in Pueblo, Colorado. Alva B. married Yorke Clida Moses on August 10, 1904 in Pueblo County. However, the marriage was short-lived. Less than a year later, young Clida died shortly after an operation at the age of 27. Alva B. Adams married a second time to Elizabeth L. Matty on October 25, 1909 in Denver County, Colorado. Elizabeth was born on May 4, 1889 in Colorado, but both of her parents were from France. Alva and Elizabeth had the following children: Ella Adams, born on November 14, 1910; Elizabeth Adams, born about 1914; Alva B. Adams Jr., born on October 21, 1915; and William H. Adams, born on May 3, 1919. During this period of time, Alva and his family always made their home with Alva's parents. They were a prosperous family, and typically had several servants that lived with them. Adams became a county attorney for Pueblo County in 1909. He was a member of the charter convention of Pueblo in 1911. Also in 1911, he ceased being a county attorney and became the city attorney of Pueblo, serving in that capacity until 1915. He also served as a regent for the State University of Colorado in 1911 and 1912. In addition to his Pueblo law practice, Adams was for a time president of the Pueblo Savings and Trust Company, vice president of the Western National Bank, and a director of the Standard Fire Brick Company. During World War I, Alva was called into service. He served as a major in the Judge Advocate General's Department from 1918 to 1919. In May of 1923, Alva was appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill a vacancy caused by the death of Senator Samuel D. Nicholson. Alva served from May 17, 1923 through November 30, 1924. He ran for office again in 1924 for the other senate seat, but was unsuccessful. He returned home to Pueblo and resumed his law practice. Alva was very involved in the Pueblo community. He was a member of the Freemasons, the Shriners, and the Elks Club. Adams was elected to the United States Senate in 1932, and then reelected in 1938. In March 1933, he served as chairman of the Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation, a position he filled until his death. He also served on the Committee on Public Lands and Surveys. During these years in office, water shortages became an issue in Colorado. People began to seriously consider the idea of boring a tunnel through the Continental Divide in northern Colorado to carry water from the Colorado River east and north to the Front Range of Colorado to provide water for irrigation. Adams worked hard to get Congress to fund and construct this project, called the “Colorado-Big Thompson Project.” After years of planning, excavation from the East Portal of the project began on June 23, 1940, just southwest of Estes Park, Colorado. Work went on simultaneously from each side of the tunnel. Excavation crews spent four years, from 1940 to 1944, drilling the tunnel. Work stopped twice because of wartime demands on labor and materials. When the two crews met on June 10, 1944, they were off by less than the width of a penny. During the next three years, the tunnel was lined with concrete and readied for water deliveries. Alva suffered a heart attack on November 26, 1941. Initially, the effects were not severe, and he seemed to be recovering fairly well. However, the next day, the doctors ordered a full rest for six to eight weeks, as they had diagnosed coronary thrombosis. He took a turn for the worse a few days later. Alva B. Adams died on December 1, 1941 in Washington, D. C., due to a heart attack. He was 66 years old. He died just days before Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese. Alva's body was returned home to Pueblo accompanied by a huge entourage of 25 members of congress as well as his family. It was one of the biggest congressional delegations that had ever accompanied the body of one of their deceased members. Alva Adams was laid to rest in Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo. The following is a copy of Alva's obituary. “Senator Alva Blanchard Adams. Masonic burial services Thursday 2:30 p.m. at the family home, 102 West Orman. Body will lie in state between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the residence. Colorado Springs Gazette - December 2, 1941 - Funeral Train Leaves Today – Delegation of 25 To Bring Adams Home; Rites Thursday - The body of Sen. Alva B. Adams (D, Colo.), who died in Washington early today, five days after a heart attack, will be taken home to Pueblo, Colo., tomorrow evening in the company of 25 members of congress. It will be one of the largest congressional delegations ever to accompany the body of a deceased member. Adams, 66, was chairman of the public lands committee and of the deficiency appropriations committee. In private life, he was a banker and an attorney.” Johnson said Adams' body would be taken to Colorado in a special car, in which members of the immediate family would ride, on the train bearing the delegation. The senator's death was unexpected by even his close friends. He had suffered the heart attack last Tuesday night, but the next day made a brief visit to his office. Later that day he was ordered to bed by his physicians, who diagnosed his trouble as coronary thrombosis after consultation. A complete rest of six weeks to two months was ordered. Sunday night the senator's condition took a turn for the worse, and he died at 3:30 a.m. today. Wallace, Ickes Pay Tribute Vice President Wallace and Secretary Ickes were among many who expressed sympathy to the family and paid tribute to Adams. Ickes said in a statement tonight that he felt Adams “literally died in harness,” never sparing himself. He added he had a feeling of personal affection for the senator, and had relied on him for wise counsel in matters affecting the interior department, not only in Colorado but in the whole west. While the nation will feel his loss,” Ickes stated, “it will be particularly acute in the west, which he knew and loved and whose interests he always had at heart. As chairman of the public lands and surveys committee of the senate and member of the irrigation and reclamation committee, he made a substantial contribution to the up-building of the west. He was concerned not only about the development, but about the conservation of our natural resources.” Father and Uncle Prominent - Senator Adams was the son and nephew of prominent men in the history of Colorado government. His father, Alva Adams, who died November 1, 1922, was twice governor of Colorado, his uncle, William H. (Billy) Adams, 80, served three terms as the state's chief executive after nearly 40 years in the Colorado legislature. The uncle, who retired from public life in 1933 to take up residence at Alamosa, Colo., said the death of the senator “is a profound shock to me.” “We knew Alva had suffered a heart attack last week, but we had been assured it was not serious. Alva had been the healthiest member of our family. The death of Alva is a great loss to us. We had been very proud of him.” Senator Adams was born at Del Norte, Colo., October 29, 1875. He was educated in Colorado public schools and at Phillips Andover academy, Andover, Mass., Yale and Columbia universities. He received his bachelor of philosophy degree from Yale in 1895 and bachelor of laws degree from Columbia in 1899. Practiced Law at Pueblo - He returned to Colorado that same year and began practicing law at Pueblo. He was Pueblo county attorney from 1901 to 1910 and was city attorney for four years beginning in 1911. He was appointed to the senate in 1923 on the death of Sen. Samuel Nicholson, and was elected to six-year terms in 1932 and 1938. Adams became Colorado's senior senator in January 1937, when the late Sen. T. P. Costigan retired because of illness. In addition to his Pueblo law practice, Adams was for a time president of the Pueblo Savings and Trust company, vice president of the Western National bank, and a director of the Standard Fire Brick company. He was a major in the judge advocate's general's department during the World war. At his bedside when death came were Mrs. Adams, the former Elizabeth Matty of Denver, whom he married October 25, 1909; a son, Alva B., and a daughter, Mrs. Joseph A. Uhl. Also surviving are another son, William H. and another daughter, Mrs. James W. Booth. Hoped to Return to Law - Senator Adams had remarked often to friends that he hoped to return to his Pueblo law practice at the end of his senate term. In 1939 he commented that “politically, I have a commission that's still good for five years and I trust the good Lord will help me say goodbye to office-holding when that runs out.” Adams was the third Colorado congressman to die in office in the past two years. Rep. Edward T. Taylor, dean (?) of congress in point of years, died last September; Rep. John A. Martin died December 23, 1939. In addition to being chairman of the public lands and surveys and deficiency appropriations committee, he was a member of the rules, banking and currency, and irrigation and reclamation committee. Colorado Springs Gazette - December 2, 1941 - Carr Pays Tribute To Senator Adams - Tribute to the character and ability of Senator Adams, and praise of his long work in congress were not confined today to men of his own political faith. Governor Carr, a republican, said that Senator Adams was “above partisanship” in times of national crisis. The chief executive was visibly shocked and moved at word of Senator Adams death in Washington. He had often expressed admiration regarding the manner in which Senator Adams had conducted his office. “The people of Colorado mourn the passing of a real statesman,” he said. “Alva B. Adams symbolized everything that was fine and big, as a public servant, the needs of his country and his people were always uppermost in his thoughts. It will be a long time before we see his likes again.” Lieut. Gov. John C. Vivian, at Montrose today, added that “the state and nation have lost a valuable statesman.” Labor Mourns Friend - “Colorado and the nation have suffered an irreparable loss in the untimely passing of our senior United States senator,” Frank Hatterly, district president of the United Mine Workers and state CIO leader, declared. “The senator was one of the most outstanding, able, fearless and constructive statesmen of his time. He cannot be replaced. “Labor mourns the loss of a true friend and a champion of its cause.” - Byron Rogers, democratic state chairman for Colorado said: “The untimely death of Alva B. Adams removes from the civil and political life of Colorado one of its outstanding leaders. Senator Adams' known devotion to his friends and his utterly sincere desire to study all problems to the benefit of Colorado made his an outstanding leader.”
Adams, Arthur D.
Arthur D. Adams - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 1992 - Arthur D. Adams, 66, passed away, Feb. 23, 1992, in Pueblo. Mr. Adams was a member of the First Baptist Church, the IBEW No. 12, Elks Lodge No. 90, and the DAV in Pueblo. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, of the family home; two sons, Marty (Nancy) Adams and Jerry (Wanda) Adams, both of Pueblo; three daughters, Judith (Richard) Baillie, of Alamosa, Katheryn Adams of Pueblo and Diane (Dennis) Heim of Texas; four brothers; three sisters; 11 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Adams will lie in state from 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary. (Davis Mortuary) Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 1992, in the First Baptist Church, Ninth and Grand, with Dr. Morris Anderson and Rev. Les Farrington officiating. Interment will follow in the Beulah Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the First Baptist Church Youth Group or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Donations may be made directly or through the mortuary.
Mrs. Alva B. (Clida Moses) Adams - Pueblo Chieftain - July 5, 1905 - Mrs. Alva B. Adams Passes Away Suddenly – Young Wife of Gov. Adams' Son Answers Summons – Death is Shock to Community. After an illness lasting little more than a week, Mrs. Clida Moses Adams, wife of Alva B. Adams, passed away yesterday morning at 8:15 o'clock. The funeral services will be held from the home of Gov. Alva Adams, corner Broadway and Evans avenues, at 3 o'clock this afternoon. The services will be conducted by Rev. A. E. Holt and Rev. R. W. Gammon. The music will be in charge of Mrs. H. W. Harris. Interment will be made in Riverview cemetery. The pallbearers are W. V. Hodges and James Benedict of Denver, M. C. Slayden, T. G. Hurford, M. G. Saunders, Dwight C. Meigs and Thomas A. Duke. Mrs. Alva B. Adams, formerly Miss Clida Moses, was born in Great Bend, Kan., March 2, 1878. In 1882, when four years of age, she came with her parents to Pueblo. Her early education was received in the public schools of district No. 20. Following her graduating from Central high school in 1896, Miss Moses spent two years as a student at Colorado College, in Colorado Springs. After leaving college, she taught in Fort Lupton and Pueblo schools until June 1904. On August 10, 1904, she was married to Alva B. Adams, son of Gov Alva Adams. Last summer previous to her marriage, Mrs. Adams suffered a severe attack of typhoid fever. During the past year she has been in ill health as the result of sickness. On June 25, 1905, Mrs. Adams was taken ill. A consultation of three physicians last Sunday resulted in a decision that an operation was imperative. The patient was removed to the hospital that evening and Monday morning the operation was performed. So weak was her condition that Mrs. Adams failed to recover from the effects of the operation, and death came at 8:15 yesterday morning. During her life in Pueblo, the deceased was known among a large circle of friends for her cheerful and lovable disposition. Her amiable ways made her a social favorite, and her demise is mourned by a large acquaintance. Of recent years Mrs. Adams has been active in club circles in Pueblo and at the time of her death, was president of the Fortnightly club and also a member of Wednesday Morning club. The deceased is survived by her husband, Alva B. Adams, her mother and a sister, Mrs. Fred Briggs. The funeral will be held this afternoon in charge of McMahon & Collier.
Adams, Clida M.
Clida M. Adams - Basalt Journal - July 15, 1905 - Mrs. Clida M. Adams, wife of Alva B. Adams and daughter-in-law of former governor Adams, died at Pueblo July 4th, after a short illness.
Adams, D. Bob
D. Bob Adams - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2003 - D. Bob Adams, of Canon City and formerly of Pueblo, passed away unexpectedly in Marysville, Calif., on July 21, 2003, with his loving family by his side. Born Feb. 29, 1920. Preceded in death by parents and daughter, Sue Rusk. Survived by his wife of 55 years, Pattie; children, Nora (Leonard) Lake, Bill (Angela) Adams, Patti (Alex) Santistevan; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; extended family, mother- and father-in-law, Georgia and George Bird; brothers-in-law and spouses, George Meadors, Sam, Ron and Corky Bird; special friend, Tom Kelley; and also many friends and relatives. Bob loved hunting, fishing and camping with the Railroading Sams. Lifetime member of IOOF. Past nobel grand of Oxford Lodge No. 29, Fowler. Past master of Steel City Grange, member of Mesa Centennial Baptist Church. Bob retired from Pueblo Gas and Fuel with 37 years of service. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2003, Roselawn Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Ella Adams - Pueblo Chieftain -March 20, 1922 - Mrs. Ella Adams, age 45 years, died at local hospital March 19. Body at T.G. McCarthy's.
Adams, Ella Charlotte Nye
Ella Charlotte Nye Adams - Pueblo Chieftain - May 6, 1931 - Mrs. Alva Adams, Widow of Former Governor, Succumbs. (Shown) Mrs. Ella Adams, widow of former Governor Alva B. Adams, who died late Tuesday night following an attack of pneumonia. Prominent in social circles for many years, Mrs. Adams was widely known, and her passing will be mourned by a legion of friends throughout Colorado. Mother of Sen. Adams Dies After Attack of Pneumonia. Mrs. Ella Charlotte Adams, widow of former Governor Alva Adams, died at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday at the family residence, 103 West Orman avenue, following an illness of one week. Born in Bangor, Maine, Ella Charlotte Nye came west as a young woman. She became the wife of Alva Adams in 1871, the ceremony being performed in Manitou. She is survived by a son, Sen. Alva B. Adams, and by two elder brothers, Dr. W. W. Nye, of Hiawatha, Kan., and A. F. Nye, of San Bernardino, Calif. Services will be held Thursday afternoon from the family residence. Pueblo Chieftain - May 8, 1931 - Mrs. Ella Adams is Laid To Rest. While distinguished friends and relatives gathered to pay their last tributes, funeral services were held for Mrs. Ella Charlotte Adams, wife of Former Governor Alva Adams, at the family residence, 103 West Orman avenue, Rev. Ellis V. Kuhns and Dr. J. F. Keating officiating. Gov. W. H. Adams, brother-in-law of the dead woman, was among the mourners, as were many other high state officials. Pallbearers were Dr. William Senger, Thomas A. Duke, Robert H. Gast, Walter K. Dudley, Mahlon Thatcher, Dr. John G. Wolf, Frank E. Parks and Fred B. Orman. Flower bearers were Edward McCabe, W. C. Smart, George H. Sweeney, George D. Meston, Samuel D. Trimble, John Holmes, Dr. Fritz Lassen, and Dr. Herbert A. Black.
Adams, Ella F.
Ella F. Adams - Pueblo Chieftain - July 6, 1958 - Ella F. Adams, late of 816 E. 12th, July 4, 1958. Mother of Mrs. Lenore Hopkins, Pueblo, and James H. Adams, Beulah. Grandmother of Lois Jean Clark, Pueblo; Harold Adams, Beulah; and Robert C. Adams, Pasco, Wash. Great grandmother of two. Sister of Emmett, John and Frank Elwain, all of Pennsylvania. Member of the First Church of the Nazarene. A resident of Beulah from 1908 until moving to Pueblo in 1940. Widow of Robert H. Adams who died in 1949. Services, 2 p.m., Tuesday at the Beulah Methodist Church with the Rev. Thomas Hermon officiating. Interment, Beulah Cemetery. the body will lie in state at Davis Mortuary Memorial Chapel Sunday afternoon and evening.
Adams, Felice F.
Felice F. Adams - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 1986 - Felice F. Adams, 68, Loveland, and formerly of Pueblo, died June 10, 1986, at home. Wife of Robert R. Adams. Interment, 1 p.m. Friday at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Loveland. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Fri-day at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, Loveland, with the Rev. Robert D. Dooling officiating. Memorial contributions to Hospice of Larimer County in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 65, Loveland, Colo. 80537, 667-5895.
Adams, Francis S.
Dr. Francis S. Adams - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2002 - Age 90, born Feb. 2, 1912, passed away April 7, 2002. Survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Martha Adams; daughter, Janet (Wayne) Raney; grandson, Nathan Francis Hamilton; stepchildren, Judi (Bob) Marino, Bob (Becky) Denman and Bill (Sharon) Taylor; numerous step-grandchildren; and cousin, Ann (Paul) Cecil. He is predeceased by his first wife, Jean Ainslie Adams; and parents, Francis and Sophia Adams. Francis graduated from Stanford University and Northwestern Medical School. He was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, retiring in 1972. Francis went into private medical practice in Pueblo with Dr. Richard Capek, who was a partner and friend. He worked primarily at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital and retired from practicing medicine in 1982. He had many interests including reading, fishing and the outdoors. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Dr. Ephraim Radner. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veteran's Ritual Team. In lieu of food, donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in his memory.
Adams, Glennie M.
Glennie M. Adams - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 1999 - Glennie M. Adams of Rocky Ford. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, at Griffy Family Funeral Home in Ordway. Interment will be in Montgomery, Ala.
Gregory Adams - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 2002 - Gregory Adams passed away Oct. 23, 2002. Complete notice later. Pueblo Chieftain November 07, 2002 Gregory Adams. Private family services will be held. Pueblo Chieftain - January 03, 2003 - Greg Adams. A ceremony will be held January 5, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. at NICNAS, Greg's Land.
Adams, H. P.
General H. P. Adams - Colorado Daily Chieftain - February 6, 1875 - We have just learned that General H. P. Adams who has given the miners of Rosita so much trouble is dead. He will now be tried before a higher court than Judge Hallett's and be confined in another place than the Pueblo County jail, where he would have gone had he recovered. Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – February 6, 1875 – The remains of Gen. H. P. Adams, who died at the American House, Denver, were shipped to New York on Friday.
Adams, Harriet J.
Harriet J. Adams - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 1999 - Harriet J. Adams, 76, of Pueblo, passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 1999. She was predeceased by her husbands, Merle Adams and Leroy Mac" McDonald. She is survived by her children, Ronald McDonald of San Diego, Calif., Stan McDonald of Grand Junction, Frank McDonald of Pueblo, and Jean (Jeff) Coyne of Littleton- sister, Kay Clark of Yuba City, Calif. - and six grandchildren. Service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with a reception afterward at the Garden Hall where the family will greet friends. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations may be made to the American Lung Association of Colorado, 1600 Race, Denver, Colo., 80206.
John Adams - Yuma Pioneer - November 16, 1906 - On the 8th inst. Andrien Adamson, a driver in the mine at Tertio, near Trinidad, was killed while going out with a train of cars. He fell off the driveway and broke his neck. Andriccon Jarmillo, a Mexican working in Tertio, was killed the same day by a fall of rock. Note: John Adams is listed as dead in a Tercio Mine disaster on November 7, 1906 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities.” It lists John Adams as Austrian, age 32, and married. He was working as a "fire boss," and the cause of death was from a fall of rock. The newspaper listed him as Andrien Adamson, while the Colorado Mining Fatalities database listed him as John Adams.
John Adams – Yuma Pioneer – October 23, 1908 – John Adams, father of the well known Adams brothers of Colorado, died at his home in Pasadena, California, on the 18th inst., in the ninetieth year of his age. Mrs. Adams, four sons and a daughter survive. The sons are Frank, for years at the head of the Denver Fire and Police Board; William, state senator; John, a well known ranchman, and Alva, twice governor of the state.
Karen Wyant Adams - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2002 - Karen Wyant Adams, born April 24, 1945, in Pueblo, Colo., passed away peacefully at home after a lengthy illness on Feb. 11, 2002, surrounded by her family. Preceded in death by her father, Walter L. Wyant; mother, Bess B. Wyant; brothers, Ross and David Parmerlee. She is survived by her husband, William H. Adams Jr.; brother, Walter L. Wyant Jr.; sons, Greg (Leanne) Whitman, Mark Whitman and Will Adams; daughter, Beth Whitman; grandchildren, Dylan and Haley Whitman; mother-in-law, Mary Adams; sisters-in-law, Gloria (Leo) Payne, Evelyn (Joe) Lientz, Eleanor (Sandy), Charlotte and Jane Adams; numerous other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Karen spent her life raising her family, working as a horticulturist at the Pueblo Zoo and running Sunscapes Rare Plant Nursery with her husband. One of her many passions was planting rock gardens throughout Pueblo for all to enjoy. Please visit the Pueblo Zoo, the Historic Arkansas River Project and the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center and share her joy. She loved exposing her grandkids to all of life's pleasures. She was a passionate proponent of the principles of conservation, and spent much of her leisure time enjoying the wonders of the natural world. Hunting for wild mushrooms was one of her favorite hobbies, and exploring the forests around her cabin in Beulah with her family was a continuing source of enjoyment. The highlight of her summer was reuniting with her Telluride family of friends every August at the Telluride Mushroom Festival where she was a member of the faculty for over 20 years. A special debt of gratitude goes to her lifelong girlfriends, book club, Manny and Joanne Salzman, and Gwen and Panayoti Kelaidis for their continuing support and encouragement during her illness. We take comfort in the thought that she will always be with us. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at George McCarthy Funeral Home. Internment, 11 a.m. at Imperial Gardens Friday, Feb. 15, 2002. Memorial service, 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 10th and Court. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations to the Buell Children's Museum and the Pueblo Zoological Society or the organization of your choice can be sent to George McCarthy Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, Pueblo, CO 81004.
Adams, Lloyd L.
Lloyd L. Adams - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 1999 - Lloyd L. Adams, 83, of 736 Grove Ave., Las Animas, died Sunday, May 16, 1999, at the Fort Lyon VA Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday m May 20, 1999, at the United Methodist Church in Las Animas. Interment will be in the Las Animas Cemetery.
Adams, Lorena J.
Lorena J. Adams - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 1978 - Lorena J. Adams passed away Jan. 16, 1978, in Pasco, Wash. Mother of Robert C. Adams, 450 Ice Harbor Drive, Burbank Heights, Pasco, Wash. with whom she made her home and Harold M. Adams of Amarillo, Texas. Sister of Raymond Clarke of Penrose and grandmother of five. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Adams was born Aug. 1, 1902, in Rosita, Colo. and had been a long time Beulah resident having left Beulah in 1972. She was a member of the Baptist church in Beulah and a lifetime member of Good Pasture Home Extension Club. Mrs. Adams was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Adams, who passed away March 28, 1964. Graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Beulah Cemetery, with the Rev. B.A. Heeren officiating. The family may be contacted at the home of Darrell Clarke in Beulah immediately following the services. The body will lie in state at Davis Memorial Chapel from noon until 9 p.m. Thursday. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the Beulah Historical Society Fund, P.O. Box 76, Beulah.
Adams, Loretta K.
Loretta K. Adams - Pueblo Chieftain - December 08, 2002 - Loretta K. Adams, 85, passed away at her home on Nov. 26, 2002. She was born Aug. 27, 1917, in Charleroi, Pa., and moved to Pueblo from Baltimore after her marriage in 1945 to Alva B. Adams Jr. During her early years in Pueblo, Loretta was an active member of numerous local service clubs and civic organizations. She worked for the League of Women Voters, the Pueblo Blood Bank and the Pueblo Service League. Loretta also had a keen, lifelong interest in Colorado history and politics and over the years volunteered much time to the Pueblo Democratic Party. Loretta is survived by her daughter, Rhett Adams of Denver; her son, Alva B. Adams III of Pueblo; her granddaughter, Sarah Adams Downey; and her grandson, Jonathan Adams Downey, both of Denver. She is also survived by her sister, Eugenia Paznekas of Catonsville, Md.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Inurnment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002. Donations may be made to a local charity of your choice.
Adams, Marshall Ray
Marshall Ray Adams - Pueblo Chieftain - November 9, 2004 - Marshall Ray Adams, 52, La Veta, Nov. 5. Survived by wife, Donna Adams; sons, Kevin, Mark and Brian Adams. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, La Veta 4-H Building. Boies-Ortega, Walsenburg.
Martha "Marty" Brown Adams - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 1995 - Martha B. “Marty” Adams, born March 27, 1918, in Pueblo, passed away Feb. 11, 1995. Mrs. Adams is survived by her son, Alfred “Butch” (Winnie) Stroman of Pueblo; two grandsons, Steven B. Stroman of Nashville, Tenn., and Jay T. Stroman of Macon, Ga. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alva B. Adams Jr. Mrs. Adams was a member of the Pueblo Country Club, Garden of the God's Club and served in many activities for many years. She loved the game of golf. She spent her summers at her home in Cuerna Verde above Rye, Colo. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with Rev. Robert Schelling of Ascension Episcopal Church, officiating. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers the family suggests that memorial gifts may be made to your favorite charity.
Adams, Martha E.
Martha E. (Taylor) Adams - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 2003 - Martha E. (Taylor) Adams, born Nov. 9, 1913, passed away March 20, 2003. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert W. and Lillian Wold; her first husband, Henry G. Denman; her second husband, Robert W. Taylor; her son, Larry G. Denman; and her third husband, Frances Adams. Survived by her children, Robert B. (Beckie) Denman of Colorado Springs; Judi (Bob) Marino of Beulah, Colo., and Bill (Sharon) Taylor of Roswell, Ga.; grandchildren, Stacy (Jeff) Drazan, Kimberly Denman, Kristi (Mark) Sigg, Brian (Jenny) Arnot, Brett Arnot, Ian Taylor, Zachary Taylor, Larry Denman Jr., Lynette and Leslie. Also survived by numerous great-grandchildren and other relatives. She was a member of Ascension Episcopal Church, PEO Chapter No. CI, and the Junior League of Pueblo. She was devoted to dance aerobics and was an avid gardener. Visitation from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Monday, Ascension Episcopal Church. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery Mausoleum. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to either the Buell Children's Museum or your charity of choice.
Adams, Mildred I.
Mildred I. Adams - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2001 - Passed away March 26, 2001. Arrangements pending. [No additional information available.]
Adams, Olive Elva
Olive Elva Adams - Pueblo Chieftain - December 05, 1999 - Olive Elva Adams passed away Dec. 4, 1999, in Pueblo, Colo. Olive was born in Ottawa, Kan., on Feb. 10, 1913, to Jay and Clara Weaver. On Aug. 25, 1931, Olive married Loy A. Adams in Leota, Kan. They lived throughout Colorado including several years in Canon City before settling in Pueblo in 1995. Mrs. Adams was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred and Clarence Weaver. She is survived by her husband Loy Adams of Pueblo; two sons, Eugene (Doris) Adams of West Africa, Richard L. (Toodlem) Adams of New York; four daughters, Marilyn J. (Nathan) Yost of Nevada, Phyllis I. (Gerald "Moon") Mullins of Colorado City, Sharon K. (Conrad) Gulliford of Monte Vista, and Elva L. (Jim) Hannahan of Wyoming; one brother, Bob Weaver; three sisters, Marie, Mabel and Laura; 17 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Olive was a member of the Lynn Gardens Baptist Church. Funeral services for Mrs. Adams will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, in the Lynn Gardens Baptist Church, 3804 Pueblo Blvd. Interment will follow in the Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City. Donations in memory of Mrs. Adams may be made to the Lynn Gardens Baptist Church fund for handicap accessible improvements, directly or through the mortuary.
Adams, Olive Lucille
Olive Lucille Adams - The Ottumwa Courier - February 1, 2006 - Ottumwa, IA - A graveside service for Olive Lucille Adams, 83, of Canton, will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Canton Cemetery. Robert Barr will officiate. Arrangements are by Haigler Funeral Home. She was born July 30, 1922, in Trinidad, Colo., to Mary Mock and Glen Martin and died Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, at Okeene Hospital. She graduated from Canton High School in 1942, and then attended Enid Business College. She married Alvin Adams Sept. 12, 1942, in Canton. She worked for Houston Edsel several years. Then they owned and operated a Texaco station. In 1952, they took over the concessions at Canton Lake before retiring in 1975. He died in 1992. She was an amateur radio operator, receiving an extra class license. She was a member of Wheatstraw Amateur Radio Club and Enid Amateur Radio Club. Surviving are four nieces and six nephews. In addition to her husband, Alvin, she was preceded in death by two brothers. Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Canton Fire Department.
Adams, Percilla Valdes
Percilla Valdes Adams - Huerfano World - April 11, 2008 - A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 12 at 11 a.m. to honor the life of Percilla Valdes Adams, who passed away April 12, 2006. Service will be held at the Chama Cemetery in Redwing. Father Adinuba will be officiating. [Editor's Note: Dates are shown as written in newspaper. SSDI indicates same death date as above.]
Adams, R. G.
R. G. Adams - Western Newspaper Union News Service – November 9, 1913 – The most tragic battle in the history of the strike struggle in the southern fields took place Saturday afternoon at the Gene Loughead ranch, three miles west of the mountain town of La Veta, when an automobile containing four guards, the driver and one miner was ambushed by a gang of men and three of them killed and two wounded. The Dead – Harry Bryan, 1832 Ogden Street, Denver, captain of guards; Walter Whitten, Carlton hotel, Denver, guard; Luke Terry, Colorado Springs, chauffeur. The Wounded – R. G. Adams, Arriba, Colo., shot through left arm and right foot; William Gamblin, miner, shot through right lung. The place where the shooting took place is ideal for an ambush. The road winds out of La Veta and runs along and up a hill. At the right of the hill, where the road starts up, is the Loughead reservoir held in by a dirt embankment. It was from this embankment that the strikers did their firing. The riddled automobile stood Saturday night in the same spot where the stiffening hands of the chauffeur had stopped it. Terry slipped down in his seat still holding the wheel. Fifty yards back Captain Bryan lay face downward with his gun under him. Whitten, twenty yards back of the machine, lay on his back. The machine was riddled with bullets. Gamblin is at the Owen ranch. He is not in a dangerous condition. R. G. Adams was taken to the office of Dr. Lamm. Terror Rules Coal District – Walsenburg, Colorado, November 10, 1913 – With R. G. Adams, the fourth of the men shot in the ambuscade near La Veta Saturday afternoon, dead in the hospital at Pueblo, the feeling of horror in this district over the killing has intensified. That the reign of terror is on again is freely expressed by citizens. The strained feeling that pervaded both La Veta and Aguilar during Saturday and ended in killings, was felt at Walsenburg up until a late hour Sunday night. It broke once when strikers caught Neal McDermott, fire-boss from the Maitland mine, before the Star theatre and beat him. Yuma Pioneer – November 21, 1913 – Chas. Richards, Chas. Shepard, Edward Krupa, Peter Rich, Daniel and Edward Richards all reported to have confessed to shooting from ambush R. G. Adams, Harry Bryan, Walter Whitten, Luke Terry and William Gamblin, at La Veta, on the 8th. Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - March 5, 1915 - Seven Miners Freed - Both Sides in Strike War Surprised at Jury's Speed - La Veta Man Acquitted of Killing Chauffeur Indicted Anew for R. E. Adams' Death - Pueblo - Eighteen minutes from the time the case had been given to it, a jury in the District Court here acquitted seven La Veta miners, charged with the murder of Luke Terry, a chauffeur. It is said to be the quickest verdict ever returned in a case of equal importance in Colorado. Four men were slain in the battle that let up to the trial, but the trial was for the death of Terry alone. The trial, including the selection of the jury, had lasted eight weeks to a day. Six weeks were occupied in picking the jury. The defendants were Marcus Martinolich, Pete Rich, Charles, Ed and Dan Richards, Frank Kroupa and Charley Sheppard. All live at La Veta. Upon their return to their homes they will be arrested immediately on indictments returned recently by the Huerfano grand jury and charging them with slaying R. G. Adams, another member of the automobile party. Alamosa Independent Journal - April 6, 1916 - Eight former coal strikers, held in county jail for two years in connection with the killing of Luke Terry and several mine guards at La Veta, during the southern Colorado coal strike in 1913, were ordered released by Judge Essex in the District Court sustaining a motion by their attorney setting up the statue of limitation. They will be liberated within the next few days and will be removed to Walsenburg, it is said; to face grand jury charges involving the death of R. G. Adams, a mine guard. Bayfield Blade – April 7, 1916 – Eight Coal Strikers Released – Pueblo – Eight former coal strikers, held in the county jail for two years in connection with the killing of Luke Terry and several mine guards at La Veta, during the southern Colorado coal strike in 1913, were ordered released by Judge Essex in the District Court sustaining a motion by their attorney setting up the statute of limitation. They will be liberated within the next few days and will be removed to Walsenburg, it is said, to face grand jury charges involving the death of R. G. Adams, a mine guard. Huerfano World - October 31, 2002 – 1913 La Veta Massacre - Excerpted from article published October 31, 2002. Four men met sudden death on Nov. 8, 1913 outside of La Veta. The incident occurred near the beginning of the 1913-1914 coal strike which lasted over one year. One day a scab in Oakview named William Gamblin needed to see a dentist. The nearest one being in La Veta, Gamblin walked into town and received care. He then phoned to the mine and requested a ride back. Capt. H.F. Bryan, Driver Luke Ferry, W. H. Whitten and R. G. Adams, drove into town and picked up Gamblin. As they began their trip back to the mine, just as they began to drive up the incline just west of town, a fusillade of gunfire rained down upon them. An unknown number of men were secreted behind Lougheed dam on the top of the hill, and they continued firing until the four mine guards were still. All four guards were killed, but Gamblin somehow survived the attack without injury.
Adams, Robert H.
Robert H. Adams - Pueblo Chieftain - February 4, 1949 - Robert H. Adams, Thursday, Feb. 3, 1949 at his home in Beulah. Husband of Ella Adams; father of James Adams, Beulah and Mrs. Lenora Hopkins, Pueblo; grandfather of Robert C. Adams, Richland, Wash; Harold M. Adams, Beulah and Lois Gene Clark, Pueblo. Member of the Beulah Methodist Community Church; life member of Kittanning Lodge No. 244, A. F. & A. M. for more than 50 years, a member of Allegheny Chapter No. 217, Royal Arch Mason and Allegheny Commandery No. 85, Knights Templar, both of Pittsburgh, Pa. A resident of Beulah, Colo., since 1901. Announcements later.
Adams, S. S.
Dr. S. S. Adams - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - May 9, 1878 - Suicide or Murder - Dr. S.S. Adams, of La Veta, was found dead with two bullet holes in his head a few days ago near El Moro, and a revolver tightly clinched in his hand. People are divided in opinion as to whether it is a case of murder or suicide. As no know motive could exist for self destruction, a great many believe that a foul murder has been committed.
Adams, T. J. (Mrs.)
Mrs. T. J. Adams – Walsenburg World – February 28, 1922 – Death of Mrs. T. J. Adams – Mrs. T. J. Adams died at her home on East Third Street Tuesday, February 21, 1922, of pneumonia. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Friday afternoon, Rev. J. Y. Bowman officiating. The body of the deceased was taken to Kansas for burial. Deceased is survived by her husband, two sons and one daughter.
Thomas Adams – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – December 13, 1874 – Died on Saturday, Dec 12th, in this city, Thomas, son of George S. Adams Esq., aged about ten years. The funeral will take place at 2 P.M. today.
Vida “Exie” Adams - Pueblo Chieftain - March 07, 2001 - Born Oct. 21, 1913, passed away March 5, 2001, at University Park Care Center in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her husband, Mac Leo Adams, and daughter, Barbara Swerdfeger of Pueblo. She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Geral (Percilla) Adams of Colorado Springs, and daughter, Brenda (Morris) Shepard of Pueblo. Exie also leaves numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Graveside service, 11 a.m. today, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Adams, Wanda June
Wanda June Adams - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2002 - Wanda June Adams, 68, Pueblo resident, born March 29, 1934, in Jacksonville, Ill., went peacefully to heaven at home with her family by her side on Nov. 12, 2002. Preceded in death by her sons, Eddie Hogan and Dale Miller. Survived by her loving husband, Dale F. Adams; children, Vicki Million Brasselero, who cared for her mother daily until God gave her eternal rest, Melissa (C.W.) Scott, Debbie Barton and David Miller; grandchildren, Monique Brasselero, Amber Million, Casey and Samantha Scott, Carri and Jake Miller; great-grandson, Dante Alan Montoya; and extended family, Pat and Becky, Nickolas, Ethan Wareham, Butch and Vickie, Desirah, Brandon, Shelby, and Coby Adams, Albert (Cindie) Trujillo, Lorraine, Tiffany, and Brandon Dykstra; special friend, Gabe Gonzales; loving friend and caretaker, Joan Cody; and nurse, Donna Zinatti. Family viewing, noon to 2 p.m. Thursday. Public viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, First Church of Nazarene. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Adams, William H. Sr.
William H. Billy" Adams Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 1998 - William H. Billy" Adams Sr. passed away peacefully Sept. 22, 1998, after a long illness. Billy was the proud owner of West Peak Ranch in La Veta, and loved spending his time there and at his summer home in Rye. Golfing was his lifelong passion, as well as fishing, traveling and graphy. Billy was born on May 3, 1919, and graduated from Yale University, Class of 1942, and Colorado University School of Law. He was awarded the Silver Star Medal for gallantry while serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. Billy practiced law in Pueblo for more than 35 years. From 1974 through 1987 he served on the board of directors of the Colorado Golf Association. Billy also served as attorney for, and later, chairman of the board of The Pueblo Bank and Trust Company, which was established by his family in 1889. Billy is preceded in death by his parents, Alva B. Adams Sr., and Elizabeth Matty Adams; his sisters, Ella Adams Uhl and Elizabeth Adams Berger; and his brother, Alva B. Adams. He is survived by his wife, Mary; and children, Bill (Karen) Adams, Charlotte Adams, Eleanor (Sandy Clark) Adams and Jane Adams; grandchildren, Greg (Leanne) Whitman, Mark Whitman, Beth Whitman and Will Wyant Adams. Other survivors include numerous nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren. Billy was blessed with many special friends throughout his life, along with a wonderful family of caregivers at University Park Care Center during his last few months. Mr. Adams will lie in state, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cremation, Almont Crematory. , Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998, 2 p.m., St. Paul United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. If friends wish, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of their choice in Billy's memory.
Adams, William Joe
William Joe Adams - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 2006 - Canon City inmate dies in suicide - Canon City - Fremont County sheriff's detectives are investigating the hanging death of a 29-year-old inmate who died late Wednesday in a holding cell. William Joe Adams was found dead in his cell about 9:40 p.m. Wednesday. Initial investigation indicates cause of death is suicide by hanging, according to Samantha McCalla, sheriff's office spokesperson. Adams was initially taken into custody Oct. 25 by parole officers. He was wanted on a parole violation and a warrant for fugitive of justice on harassment charges.
Andrien Adamson - Yuma Pioneer - November 16, 1906 - On the 8th inst. Andrien Adamson, a driver in the mine at Tertio, near Trinidad, was killed while going out with a train of cars. He fell off the driveway and broke his neck. Andriccon Jarmillo, a Mexican working in Tertio, was killed the same day by a fall of rock. Note: John Adams is listed as dead in a Tercio Mine disaster on November 7, 1906 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities.” It lists John Adams as Austrian, age 32, and married. He was working as a "fire boss," and the cause of death was from a fall of rock. The newspaper listed him as Andrien Adamson, while the Colorado Mining Fatalities database listed him as John Adams.
Adcox, Charles E.
Charles E. “Chuck” Adcox – Pueblo Chieftain – October 8, 2006 - Charles E. "Chuck" Adcox, 77, passed away on Oct. 5, 2006. Survived by his wife, Alda Adcox, of the family home; children, Ed (Cheri) Adcox, Albuquerque, N.M., Dan Adcox, Las Vegas, Nev., Sue (Carl) Sumpter, Fort Collins, Colo.; stepchildren, Bryon Shipley, Denver, Colo., Lyn (Dusty Trumbull) Shipley, Boulder, Colo., Steve (Lynne) Shipley, Snohomish, Wash. Chuck is also survived by grandchildren, Chad (Angie) Adcox, Brett Adcox, both of Albuquerque, N.M., Rob Adcox, Jeff Adcox, both of Pueblo, Eric Sumpter, of Fort Collins, Colo.; and one great-grandchild, Jacob Adcox, Albuquerque, N.M. Preceded in death by his parents, Charlie F. and Susie E. Adcox; and his first wife, Juanita Adcox. Chuck was a member of the B.P.O. Elks No. 90, previous member of Masonic Lodge No. 31 and a 32nd degree mason, as well as an avid Denver Broncos fan. At his request there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the Shriner Crippled Children's Fund, through the funeral home office.
March Addington - Huerfano World - December 16, 1993 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1926: Pioneer March Addington, 84, died. Born in Georgia in 1844, he served with the Confederate Army and came to Gardner in 1872. Of 11 children, nine survive, including Mrs. Addie Costilla, Leta Diez, Charles, William and Robert of Huerfano County. [Editor's Note: March Addington died on or about December 9, 1926. Obituary is found in World Independent, December 10, 1926, Page 1.]
Paul Addington - Pueblo Chieftain - January 07, 2003 - Paul Addington, 90, departed from this life on Jan. 6, 2003. Born March 4, 1912, to Joseph (Joab) and Della Addington in Blairsville, Ga., who preceded him in death along with brothers, Charles, Willie and Rufus; and sister, Eva Mae. Survived by his wife, Pauline; daughters, Joan (Daniel) Medved, Judy (Gary) Huppert, Ruth (Rick) Jamnik; grandchildren, Amy (Tim) Cawlfield, Lee Medved, Lynette Medved, Alex Huppert; sisters, Grace, Rowena and Mary; brother, John, all of Georgia; and several nieces and nephews. Paul served in WWII as an Army T. Sergeant in the 204th General Hospital in Guam. Paul was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal and the American Service Medal. He retired after 36 years at the Rio Grande Motorway in which he received the Million Mile Safe Driving Award in 1968. Paul enjoyed fishing, hunting, caring for his lawn and spending time with his family, grandchildren and his dog, Muffy. Funeral Mass, 9 a.m. Wednesday, St. Pius X Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.
Adkins, Dallas R.
Dallas R. Adkins - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 1997 - Dallas R. Adkins passed away Dec. 24, 1997, in Pueblo. He is survived by his children, Dallas R. (Mary) Adkins Jr. of Golden, Colo., Valerie Adkins of Boise, Idaho, Rodney A. (Tammie) Adkins of Virginia Beach, Va., Rhonda S. (Michael) Raye of Fort Collins, Colo., Pamela K. Adkins of Pueblo and Shelly A. Adkins of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Heather, Brittany, Shawna, Stacy, Stephanie and Sarah; sisters, Vivian Adkins of Michigan and Nadine (Don) Nolting of Illinois; and many friends. Dallas worked at H.W. Moore Equipment Co. in Denver for many years then worked for Ary Construction and was presently employed at Colorado Quarry in Canon City. He loved the great outdoors and hunting. He was on the board of directors for the 2-Shot Celebrity Goose Hunt at Lamar, Colo., and for many years was president of the Wild Turkey Hunt near Trinidad, Colo. He also enjoyed deer and elk hunting with his son, Rodney, and daughter, Pam. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today at the Wilson-Andrews Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 29, at the Wilson-Andrews Chapel. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens, Monday, Dec. 29, at 1 p.m. Those wishing may make contributions to Friends of Hospice, Fremont County, through the Wilson-Andrews Chapel.
Adkins, Ralph W.
Ralph W. Adkins - Pueblo Chieftain - January 08, 2006 - Ralph W. Adkins, 88, passed away Jan. 5, 2006. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara "Bobbye" Adkins of the family home; daughter, Nita (Tony) Castillo of Aurora; sisters-in-law, Betty Adkins and Helen (Royal) Woods; grandchildren, Jessica Castillo and Benjamin Castillo of Aurora and Alexandra Adkins and Victoria Adkins, both of Sunnyvale, Calif.; nieces and nephews, Wendy Lee (Blair) Dalton, Michael Adkins, Marsha (Brian) Gustin, Bruce Woods, and Royal Woods IV. Preceded in death by his son, Ralph W. Adkins Jr. on Sept. 29, 1999; parents, Clyde and Sallie Adkins; and brother, Vernon Adkins. Ralph was born on Nov. 11, 1917, in La Junta, Colo. He received his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Colorado State University in 1943 and was a Sigma Tau. While a student at CSU, Ralph was on the team that designed the Parshall flume for water measurement. He began his career with the Colorado Fuel & Iron Corp. in 1943, then served as a line officer for the U.S. Navy during World War II. He resumed his engineering career with CF&I in 1946, ultimately serving as director of land and water for CF&I from 1965 until his retirement in 1983. His responsibilities included management of one of Colorado's most extensive systems of water rights and facilities. In 1983, Ralph continued his water engineering career as president of his consulting firm, Ralph Adkins & Associates. In 1973, Ralph began his 29 years of service on the board of directors of the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District, and served as president of the district from 1991 to 2002. Under his leadership as president, the district board completed a comprehensive study of water storage needs within the district, and began efforts to implement a plan to expand storage in the Pueblo Reservoir and Turquoise Reservoir. In May 2002, Ralph received the first ever Distinguished Service Award presented by the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District. Ralph also served for many years on the board of directors of the Colorado Water Congress, serving as their president in 1977, and was made an honorary life member of the Water Congress in 1992. In 1997, Ralph was honored with the highest award given by the Colorado Water Congress, the Wayne S. Aspinall Water Leader of the Year Award. He also served on the advisory committee for the Colorado State University School of Engineering Dean's Council, and on the Region Board of the American Baptist Churches of the Rocky Mountains. He was instrumental in the purchase and development of Black Forest Camp and Conference Center. He served on the board of managers for more than 50 years. He was a life member of both American Water Works Association and the National Water Resources Association. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, where he served on the board of trustees, the building committee and other committees; Silver State Lodge No. 95, AF&AM, Pueblo Rotary No. 43, and former member of the Steel City Kiwanis. Ralph was proud of being named the first "Boss of the Year" for Kachina Chapter of the National Secretary Association and in 1978, he was awarded the distinguished Pueblo Chapter CSU Alumni of the Year. He will lie in state 1 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Graveside service, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Linn Grove Cemetery in Greeley. Memorial service, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006, at First Baptist Church, Ninth Street & Grand Avenue, with the Rev. James Harley officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to the sustained scholarship fund at First Baptist Church, c/o Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors.
Adkins, Ralph Weldon Jr.
Ralph Weldon Adkins Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 29, 1999 - Ralph W. Adkins Jr., 49, of Denver, formerly of Pueblo. He is survived by his daughters, Alexandra Marie and Victoria Grace Adkins; parents, Ralph and Bobbye Adkins Sr. of Pueblo; sister, Nita (Tony) Castillo of Aurora; niece, Jessica, and nephew, Benjamin Castillo, also of Aurora. Visiting hours, 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Newcomer Family Mortuary. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Smoky Hills Baptist Church. Interment to follow at Linn Grove Cemetery, Greeley. Memorial contributions can be made to either Smoky Hills Baptist Church Building Fund, 19315 E. Smoky Hill Road, Aurora, Colo., 80046, or First Baptist Church-Scholarship Fund, 905 W. Grand Ave., Pueblo, 81003. (CORRECTION: Memorial contributions for Ralph W. Adkins Jr., who died recently, may be made to either Smoky Hills Baptist Church Building Fund, 19315 E. Smoky Hill Road, Aurora, Colo., 80046 or First Baptist Church Scholarship Fund, 405 W. Ninth, Pueblo, Colo., 81003. An incorrect address was submitted by the funeral home.) - Ralph Weldon Adkins Jr. - Denver Rocky Mountain News - October 1, 1999 - Ralph Weldon Adkins, Jr., 49, of Pueblo died 25 Sep 1999. Burial at Linn Grove Cemetery. Mr. Adkins was born in Pueblo on 17 Nov 1949.
Adkison, James Elmer
James Elmer Adkison - Pueblo Chieftain - April 08, 2000 - James Elmer Adkison, 85, died April 6, 2000, in Rocky Ford, Colo. He is survived by daughter, Peggy (Joe) Graham of Rocky Ford; two granddaughters, Lezle Sapio and Helen Dickinson; one grandson, Alan Graham; nine great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews including Connie and Earl Highland and Corkie and Joyce Asbury as well as special friend, Mable Wilson. He is predeceased by his parents; wife, Ruth Liekam Adkison; sons, Mark, Ben, Gary; daughter, Henrietta; grandson, Joe D. Graham; and special friend, John Wilson. A retired mechanic for Rocky Ford Valco, he moved to Canon City where he had lived the past 20 years. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, Nov. 25, 1944, after serving his country during World War II. A lifetime member of the NRA and American Legion Post No. 36, he also was a member of the Cattleman's Association. Viewing, Monday, April 10, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Wilson-Andrews followed by graveside service at 10 a.m., Garden Park Cemetery, Canon City. Those wishing may make contributions to the Rocky Ford Volunteer Fire Department, 200 S. Ninth St., Rocky Ford, Colo., 81067, or the Arkansas Valley Hospice, 118 W. Fourth, La Junta, Colo., 81050.
Adler, Robert Alfred
Robert Alfred Adler – Durango Herald – April 30, 2005 - Robert Alfred Adler, a former resident of Cortez, died Sunday, April 24, 2005, at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg. He was 91. Mr. Adler was born Sept. 23, 1913, in Somerville, Mass. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and retired from the federal government. He lived in Colorado Springs from 1956 to 1971. Survivors include two daughters, Patricia A. Chamberlain and Paula K. Fraser; and two sons, Robert K. Adler and Gregory S. Adler. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Swan-Law Funeral Directors in Colorado Springs. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Eastonville Cemetery in Black Forest.
Diego Adobaca – Yuma Pioneer – August 16, 1901 – Diego Adobaca, one of the oldest settlers of Las Animas County, died at the residence of his son, J. J. Adobaca, on the Apishapa, August 10th, at the ripe old age of 108 years. He was hale and hearty and did work out in the fields up to a week before his death, when he was taken sick in his bed for the first time in his life.
Albertina Carlson Adolphson – Leadville Carbonate Chronicle – June 14, 1915 – Mrs. Albertina Adolphson, the wife of A. P. Adolphson, a well known bookkeeper and accountant, and one of the pioneer women of Leadville, passed away early yesterday morning at the family home, 144 South Toledo avenue, of an attack which had rendered her unconscious Sunday afternoon. Death was attributed to diabetes. Mrs. Adolphson was 60 years old. The ailment which caused her death had affected Mrs. Adolphson for over a year, but she had not been critically sick at any time until Sunday. On Saturday she had celebrated her sixtieth birthday, enjoying the anniversary happily with her husband and daughters, Miss Ella Adolphson and Mrs. John W. McMahon, the wife of the county clerk, and the McMahon children. She felt in excellent health during the day. On Sunday afternoon when Mrs. McMahon and the grandchildren were at the Adolphson home again, Mrs. Adolphson complained of not feeling very well, and lay down. A short time later she was seized with a sudden attack which caused her to lose consciousness. She did not come to again, and shortly after four o'clock yesterday morning she passed quietly away. Mrs. Adolphson had lived in Leadville since 1879 and she was loved for her gentle and kindly ways by a large circle of friends. She was born in Sweden on June 5, 1855. At the age of nine she came to the United States, and ultimately settled with her parents in Michigan. In 1879 she came to Leadville, which had since been her home. She was married here to Mr. Adolphson on January 9, 1884. Six children were born to them, of whom two survive, two sons and two daughters having died here. These two children are Mrs. J. W. McMahon and Miss Ella Adolphson, who lives at the family home. Mrs. F. W. Catlon, formerly a resident here who recently removed to Denver, is a daughter of Mrs. Adolphson by a former marriage. She arrived in the city last night after receiving word of her mother's unexpected sickness and death. Mrs. Adolphson's mother, Mrs. Christina Carlson; a brother, Victor Carlson; and a sister, Mrs. Isabell Penthena, all reside in Pueblo. The mother, who is an energetic and active woman despite her advanced age of over 80 years, visited at the Adolphson home for several weeks until only a short time ago, when she returned to her own home in Pueblo. Word was sent to the relatives in Pueblo, and they are expected to arrive here today or tomorrow. The Adolphsons are widely known in Leadville through their long residence in the city, and Mrs. Adolphson had endeared herself to all who knew her. Her sudden passing yesterday morning caused general regret among her wide circle of friends. Arrangements were made yesterday afternoon to hold funeral services at the family home at two o'clock, Wednesday afternoon. Leadville Carbonate Chronicle – June 14, 1915 – From Thursday's Daily – Mrs. Albertina Adolphson, the late wife of A. P. Adolphson, who passed away early Monday morning following a brief illness, was laid at rest in the I. O. O. F. cemetery yesterday afternoon. At the residence at 144 South Toledo avenue, where the services were held the attendance of friends who paid their last respects to the pioneer woman, was large, filling the home to overflowing. The casket was banked deeply with flowers which were their tributes. The Rev. S. E. Johnson, pastor of the Swedish Lutheran church, conducted the services, assisted by a large choir in which he also sang and which was composed of Mrs. Oscar Bonthron, Mrs. Fred Moosberg, Miss Judith Nord, Charles Nordberg and Melchoir Nordberg, who were accompanied by Mrs. Albert Peterson. The beautiful selections, which formed the services with the minister's consoling address and prayer, were “Jerusalem, Jerusalem” and “We Shall Sleep But Not Forever.” At the close of the house services, the floral tributes which had surrounded the bier, were conveyed at the head of the cortege to the cemetery in a motor car. A large part of the attending friends drove to the Odd Fellows' cemetery, making a long procession as they passed up Harrison avenue to Ninth street. At the graveside, the Rev. Johnson observed the burial rites of the church and the choir sang a closing hymn, “Jesus, Lover of My Soul.” The pall bearers were A. G. Thomson, Axel Moosberg, Joseph W. Clarke, J. A. Boline, George Cramer and C. E. Tallman. Mrs. Isabell Penthena, of Pueblo, a sister of Mrs. Adolphson, and Mrs. F. W. Catlon, of Denver, a daughter by a former marriage, arrived in the city to attend the services. Mrs. Christina Carlson, of Pueblo, the mother of Mrs. Adolphson, and Victor Carlson, a brother, were unable to come owing to sickness, Mrs. Carlson being a woman of advanced age. Mrs. Harold Herr, a warm friend of the family, also attended from Salida. Mrs. Adolphson is survived in Leadville by her husband, and two daughters, Mrs. J. W. McMahon, the wife of the county clerk, and Miss Ella Adolphson.
Adox, Susie E.
Susie E. Adcox - Pueblo Chieftain - June 4, 1987 - Susie E. Adcox, late of 945 Desert Flower Blvd., passed away June 3, 1987. Mrs. Adcox was a longtime member of Park Hill Baptist Church. She is survived by one son, Charles E. (Alda) Adcox, of Pueblo; three grandchildren, Dan (Kathy) Adcox of Pueblo; Ed (Cheri) Adcox of Ogden, Utah; and Linda Sue (Carl) Sumpter of Rapid City, S.D.; four great-grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie F. Adcox, in 1980. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Imperial Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Leaon D. Griswold of the Park Hill Baptist Church officiating. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who wish may make donations to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, direct or through the funeral home office.
Katherine Adson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 04, 1986 - Katherine Adson, a Pueblo resident for 42 years and a resident of Boulder the last two years, passed away June 3, 1986, in Boulder. Mrs. Adson was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Adson, in 1980. Survivors include her son, Bob Adson of Pueblo; daughters, Ada Toland and Mickey King, both of McAllen, Texas; and Jean Ellis of Boulder; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with Pastor John Martin officiating. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens.
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