The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
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Agee, Alberta D.
Alberta D. Agee - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 1986 - Alberta D. Agee, of Fort Collins, formerly of Pueblo, died July 15, 1986, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins. Mrs. Agee was born Sept. 17, 1915, in Pueblo and married Clarence E. Agee on June 3, 1929. She was a longtime member of Alta Vista Church in Pueblo. Mrs. Agee was fountain manager at Mesa Junction Grove Drug for 12 years, and in 1968 and 1969 she and Mr. Agee served as cottage parents at Colorado Boys Ranch. She moved to Fort Collins in February 1983. Mrs. Agee was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, April 6, 1985. Survivors include her daughter, Juanita L. (Wallace) Warren of Fort Collins; son, Dean (Frances) Agee of Oceanside, Calif.; grandchildren, Deborah Rochester, C. Dean Agee Jr., Daniel Agee, and Diana Even of Escondido, Calif., Wendy, Kenneth, Jennifer, Robert and Jeff Warren, all of Fort Collins; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ella Austin and Frances Ladd of Pueblo; two brothers, Alvin Shrock of Pueblo and Charles “Pete" Shrock of Virginia. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Vern K. Young of the Trinity Life Center officiating. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery. Those who wish may make donations to the Colorado Boys Ranch through the funeral home office.

Agee, Daniel Lee Jr.
Daniel Lee Agee Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 06, 2005 - Daniel Lee Agee Jr., 28, was born on April 14, 1977, in Escondido, Calif., and raised in Rye, Colo. On July 3, 2005, at 4:40 p.m., Danny gave up the long battle of Muscular Dystrophy. Survived by his parents, Daniel Sr. and Terri Agee of Colorado; and parents, Mary and John Osterloh of California; grandparents, Francis Agee and Mamie Smith; sisters, Tanya of California, Tiffany (Terry), Bree (David) and Sara Lee; his niece, Kaithlyn; and nephew, Tyler; also survived by the Agee, Smith, Even, Rochester and Osterloh large extended families. Danny will be greatly missed and never forgotten and always in our hearts. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, Rye Methodist Church.

Agee, Erma
Erma Agee - Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 1987 - Erma Agee of Spokane, Wash., formerly of Pueblo, March 2.

Ager, Eddie Frank
Eddie Frank Ager - Colorado Springs Gazette - November 19, 1993 - Eddie Frank Ager, 100, a Simla farmer, died Nov. 17, 1993, in Simla. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church, Simla, with the Rev. Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will be at Simla Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. today and Saturday at Love Funeral Home, Limon. Mr. Ager was born Oct. 28, 1893, in Maryville, Mo., to Wilson and Sadie Belle Swearengen Ager. He was married to Georgia Matilda Tullis, who is deceased. He is survived by Lola Hopper and Marjorie Moore, both of Pueblo, and Mildred Asher of Colorado Springs. Mr. Ager was a Mason and a member of the Odd Fellows.

Aggson, Robert Dale Jr.
Robert Dale Aggson Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 7, 1987 - Robert Dale Aggson Jr., passed away unexpectedly Dec. 6, 1987, at a local hospital, Survived by his wife, Donna Jean Aggson; daughter, Kristen Grace Aggson; parents, Robert Dale and Helen Aggson; brothers, Michael L. Aggson, Dean E. (Barbara) Aggson, John H. Aggson; sister, Shannon P. Aggson; grandmother, Marie C. Geringer; father-in -law, Melvin L. Ward Sr.; brothers-in-law, Melvin L (Ellie) Ward and Preston (Nancy) Ward, all of Pueblo. Survived also by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives. Born Oct. 8, 1955, in Pueblo and had been a Pueblo resident, having worked in the construction business as an iron worker. Member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was a private pilot. There will be visitation all day Monday and until noon on Tuesday. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 701 W. Evans Ave., with the Rev. Kenneth Klopp officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery,

Agnes, Emma M.
Emma M. Agnes - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 2005 - Emma M. Agnes passed away Nov. 20, 2005, in Walsenburg. She was born June 6, 1926, in Pictou, Colo. She is survived by her loving husband, Charles H. Agnes; children, Gary (Barbara) Agnes, Pueblo West, Charlene (Albert) Anselmo, Rebecca (Dan Martinez Jr.) Salazar, and Nicholas Agnes, Walsenburg; as well as seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She also is survived by sisters, Susan Pineda, Walsenburg, Frances Rivera, Northglenn, and Josephine Mitchell, Texas; brothers, Tony Martinez and Ruben Martinez, Evansville, Ind.; sister-in-law, Gerrie Agnes; and close friend, Rose Mary Anselmo. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister and a brother. Emma's ultimate pleasures were her crafts and spending time with her family. She also was a member of St. Mary Church and the local VFW Auxiliary. Rosary, followed by memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25, St. Mary Church, Walsenburg. Interment will follow at South St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care through the funeral home. Huerfano World – November 24, 2005 – Emma M. Agnes passed away on Nov. 20, 2005. She was born in Pictou, CO June 6, 1926. Survived by her loving husband Charles H. Agnes, Gary (Barbara) Agnes, Pueblo West; Charlene (Albert) Anselmo; Rebecca Salazar (Dan Martinez, Jr.), and Nicholas Agnes of Walsenburg. She is survived by seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Sisters Susan Pineda, Walsenburg, Frances Rivers, Northglenn, and Josephine Mitchell, Texas; brothers Tony Martinez and Ruben Martinez, Evansville, Indiana; sister-in-law Gerrie Agnes; and close friend Rose Mary Anselmo. She is preceded in death by her parents, one sister and one brother. Her ultimate pleasures were her crafts and spending time with her family. A rosary followed by a memorial mass at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg; services are pending. Interment will follow at the South St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Alzheimer's Association or Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care thru the funeral home, in the name of Emma Agnes. Arrangements held by Boies/Ortega Funeral Home.

Agnes, Nicholas Steve
Nicholas S. (Steve) Agnes - Huerfano World - October 19, 2000 - Nicholas S. (Steve) Agnes was born in Walsenburg November 15, 1925, to the late Nicholas and Martha Agnes. He entered God's kingdom on October 11, 2000 in Arvada. Survived by his wife, Geraldine; daughter, Stephanie (Oliver) Then, Atlanta, GA; two sons, Mark, New York City and Thom, Arvada; and grandson, Jordan; brother Charles Agnes, Walsenburg. Mass of Resurrection was said at St. Joan of Arc Church. Inurnment was in Mount Olivet Cemetery on October 16. Nicholas "Nick" Agnes - November 02, 2000 - Nicholas "Nick" Agnes of Arvada, a pharmaceutical representative, died Oct. 11. He was 74. Services were Oct. 16 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. There was cremation. He was born Nov. 15, 1925, in Walsenburg. He attended the school of pharmacy in Boulder. On June 9, 1951, he married Geraldine Pollock. He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Stephanie Then, Mableton, Ga.; and two sons, Mark, New York, and Thomas, Arvada. Contributions may be made to Lutheran Medical Center, Attn: Cherry Merrill, Cardiac Care Unit, 8300 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.

Agnes, Nickolas
Nick Agnes - Huerfano World - February 18, 1972 - Nick Agnes dies at age 84; funeral tomorrow - Nicholas Agnes, 84, longtime Huerfano County and Walsenburg resident died Tuesday morning, Feb. 15, 1972, at Huerfano Memorial Hospital after a lingering illness. Rosary services are scheduled today (Thursday) at 4 p.m. at Furphy Lawson Chapel and at 7:30 tonight at St. Mary Catholic Church. Requiem Mass is to be offered at the church tomorrow at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the family plot in St. Mary South Cemetery. Born June 27, 1887, in Handelange, Belgium, Agnes came to America when but nine months of age. His family settled in La Veta later moving to Walsenburg. In 1909 he went into the clothing business with M. Kalmes. Their store was at 520 Main Street. On June 13, 1922, Agnes was married to Martha A. Dorothy Sommers in Oconee, Ill. Later he and his brother, William Agnes, purchased the Hudson retail store in Gardner. In 1945 Agnes moved to Littleton where he served two years as water commissioner before coming back to Walsenburg to live. He was then employed by the city and county until his retirement in 1960. Agnes was a member of St. Mary Church. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Charles H., Walsenburg, and Nicholas S., Arvada; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Kalmes and Mrs. Virginia Dissler both of Walsenburg and by seven grandchildren. Preceding him in death was his brother, William, who died in 1970.

Agnes, William J.
William J. “Bill” Agnes - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 2005 - William J. “Bill” Agnes, 80, passed away Dec. 20, 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Viola Agnes; his sister, Jayne Burnshire. Those left to cherish his memory, his wife, Copey “Frances” Agnes; children, Gail (Art) Brady, Teresa (Bob) McClure, John Agnes, all of Pueblo, Kevin (Annette) Agnes of Colorado Springs, Paula (Wayne) Chase and Barry (Sharon) Agnes, both of Pueblo West; grandchildren, Michele Brady, Ahmed (Yuliya) Abdel-Razek, Adam (Kim) McClure, Ashley (Brian) Sturtevant, Ryan Chase, Jeffrey, Shannon, Russell, Bari Ann, Nolan Agnes; step-grandchildren, Jon and Katie Lieber; great-grandchildren, Michael Sturtevant, Colton McClure, Brent Sturtevant, Hunter McClure; sisters, Rosemary Schneider and Regina (Jim) Weeden; brothers, Richard Agnes, Joseph (Mary Lou) Agnes and Vernon (Ollie) Agnes; brother-in-law, Dallas (Darlene) Massie. Also survived by numerous relatives and close friends. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy. He owned and operated Agnes Tile Company for 50 years and his work was recognized in all the Western States. Some of his many passions were rodeo, bull riding, flying, restoring aircraft, mining, bowling, camping, hunting, fishing, family road trips and creating tile mosaics. After retiring he enjoyed serving all of his relatives and numerous friends' tostadas, making his own recipe for salsa on New Year's Day for more than 25 years. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post No. 4061 and Disabled American Veterans of Colorado No. 2. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Sangre de Cristo Hospice House may be made to 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005, at St. Pius X Catholic Church with military honors to follow by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Aguero, Jennie
Jennie Aguero - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 2006 - Jennie Aguero, 83, of Pueblo, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2006. Jennie is preceded in death by her parents, Andrew Duran and Angela Duran-Reyes; sister, Antonia Garcia; brothers, Charlie Duran and Jesse Duran; and her infant son, Johnny Aguero. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, a veteran, Simon Aguero Jr.; children, Dolores (Tom) Rios of Albuquerque, N.M., Andrea Aguero of Houston, Texas, Rose (Lee) Aranda and Arthur Aguero; sisters, Mary (Nick) Guerra, Lupe Ayala, Inez Casarez and Ida (Sergio) Estrada; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Ventura, Dolores, Esperanza, Margaret, Mary Louise, Albert, Tony, Joe, Nick, Alfred and Arthur. She will also be missed by her nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Jennie worked at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital as a cook for more than 25 years and at PDI for more than six years. She was a loyal member of the Virgen de Guadelupe Club and a devoted Catholic. She loved trips to Cripple Creek and spending time with her children, grandchildren and sisters. She will be missed by all that knew her loving and caring ways. Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 17, 2006, at the Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Recitation of the Rosary will be 7 p.m. that evening at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at the church. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Aguilar, Anastacio M.
Anastacio M. Aguilar - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2005 - Anastacio M. Aguilar, 68, of Pueblo, departed this earth to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on June 24, 2005. He will be greatly missed and always remembered. He is preceded in death by his parents, Agustin and Frances “Kika” Aguilar; sisters, Lucy Herrera and Dora Romero; brothers, Filberto Rivera and Andelisio Rivera; sister-in-law, Stella Rivera; brothers-in-law, Ben Velasquez, Tony Archibeque and Robert Romero. He leaves behind on this earth his beloved wife, Cora Aguilar; children, Anita Aguilar, Carmen Aguilar, Dennis (Vicky) Aguilar, Mike (Sandy) Aguilar, Bernice (Raul) Torres, Lydia (Jose) Garcia, Louie Aguilar, Anastacio (Lupita) Aguilar Jr.; brothers, Nick (Louise) Aguilar, Donisio (Caroline) Aguilar and Orlando (Flo) Aguilar; sisters, Albinita Archibeque, Ann Velasquez and Josie Romero; special sister-in-law, Tillie; 35 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; special friend, Dave; his two favorite pets, Trouble and Paloma; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Anastacio loved having his beer, family gatherings, fishing and hunting. At his request, no viewing. Vigil service, 7:30 p.m. Monday, at Romero Chapel and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Anne Church. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy after vigil service and at St. Anne's Hall after Mass.

Aguilar, Elferino
Elferino Aguilar - Akron Pioneer Press - October 2, 1903 - By the caving in of the earthen roof of a house eight miles east of Aguilar, a short time since, Elferino Aguilar, aged 13, was killed and six grown people more or less injured. The boy died from suffocation.

Aguilar, Frank
Frank Aguilar – Colorado Public Defender - August 13, 1937 - and Joe Arridy (a.k.a. Arrdy) (January 6, 1939). Frank Aguilar, Pueblo. (H-W and Other-W). Asphyxiation. Aguilar and Arridy were convicted of the August 16, 1936, murder of Dorothy Drain. The men were accused of breaking into the Drain home, sexually assaulting Dorothy, and then killing her and seriously wounding her younger sister with a hatchet. In 1925, Arridy, who was born in Pueblo shortly after his parents immigrated from Syria, had been adjudicated as mentally incompetent and sent to “[t]he State Home and Training School for Mental Defectives” in Grand Junction. At the institution, his IQ was measured at forty-six. He was released after a nine-month stay, but three years later returned to the institution. In 1936, he walked away from the Home and was not seen until his arrest in Wyoming sixteen days later—ten days after the murder. There he offered the first of many confessions to the crime, with each confession changing a bit to conform with newly discovered facts. Arridy's arrest surprised officials in Pueblo, who had already arrested Aguilar, a Mexican national, for the murder and discovered the murder weapon in Aguilar's home. The Wyoming authorities then secured a confession from Arridy in which he said that he had acted alone in the murder. A jury trial first was conducted to determine if he was sane, where three psychiatrists testified that Arridy had the mind of a five or six-year-old child. Law enforcement officials, however, claimed that he was sane, and that position prevailed, even without the support of any mental health experts. Arridy was then convicted of murder in a separate jury proceeding, in which the defense attorney again focused on proving that Arridy was insane rather than challenging the “evidence.” The conviction was affirmed on appeal, and further attempts to show that Arridy was mentally incompetent for execution failed, each time by four-to-three votes in the Colorado Supreme Court. Meanwhile, Aguilar was executed in 1937. During the execution, one of the official witnesses, Adlai S. “Ad” Hamilton, a Pueblo resident and conductor for the Missouri Pacific Railroad, had a heart attack and died. During his eighteen months on death row, Arridy became close friends with the warden, Roy Best. The warden, who spoke out against the pending execution, bought him toys, picture books, and for Christmas in 1938, a wind-up toy train that quickly became Arridy's favorite toy. Arridy's appellate attorney was Colorado's future attorney general, (Mr.) Gail Ireland. Later, the case formed the basis for a seminal book-length case study written by Robert Perske. Among other things, the book explains how the desire to please through false confessions, coupled with ineffective assistance of counsel and an environment in which there was little concern for understanding the mentally retarded, may very well have cost an innocent person his life.

Aguilar, Frank Sales
Frank Sales Aguilar - Pueblo Chieftain - February 02, 2005 - Frank Sales Aguilar, 76, born Aug. 25, 1928, in Mills, N.M., passed away Jan. 29, 2005, at his family home. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Retired from the former CF&I Steel Mill as a foreman in the yard department. He married the former Esther Amador on Feb. 23, 1952, in Trinidad. She precedes him in death; also his parents, Luciano and Genieve (DeHerrera) Aguilar; daughter-in-law, Susan Aguilar; sisters, Mary Mora, Adeline Martinez, Albina Archuleta. Survived by his children, Frank Anthony Aguilar, Robert Aguilar, Ronald (Lori) Aguilar, Joseph Aguilar, Michelle Aguilar; a brother, Chris (Tillie) DeHerrera; grandchildren, Bobbie Sue, Jessica and Joshua Aguilar, Garrett and Briana Buckholz and April Casarez; four aunts, Angie (Dan) Martinez, Bea Chavez, Petra Chavez, Becky (Bill) Colvard; in-laws, George Archuleta, Pete Mora, Joe Amador, Steve Amador, Ann Montano, Patricia Mills, Ruth Amador; cousin, Tobias Ortega; other relatives and friends. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Thursday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Friday; both services, St. Leander Catholic Church. Full military honors at graveside by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Aguilar, Fred. Jr.
Fred Aguilar Jr. – Pueblo Chieftain – September 28, 1926 – Aguilar, Fred. Jr., infant son of Mrs. And Mrs. Fred Aguilar, died Sept. 27 at the family home, 621 East First street. Body at the George F. McCarthy Funeral home.

Aguilar, George Florence
George Florence Aguilar - Pueblo Chieftain - April 01, 2006 - George Florence Aguilar, 58, departed this life March 29, 2006, at the Sangre De Cristo Hospice. Mr. Aguilar was born July 19, 1947, in Pueblo, Colo., to Mary Florence Castillo and George Joe Aguilar. He was preceded in death by his father, and sister, Shirley M. Aguilar. He is survived by his mother, Florence Aguilar; siblings, Christine (Larry) Austin, MaryAnn (Ralph) Trujillo, Tammy Aguilar, Carla (Lamount) Aguilar-King, Steve Aguilar; his children, Kelly (Hector) Rivera, Jimmy, Tracy (Shawna) Aguilar, George Devote, Steven George Aguilar, Antonio Aguilar; close family friend, Joe Sanchez; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. George was a U.S. Navy veteran, avid pool and dart player, winning numerous awards for his skills. His generosity of teaching his skills to others and love for everyone will be missed. Love you always George xoxo. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Family will receive friends at 1812 Pine St. and the Mediterranean Room after the service.

Aguilar, Gilbert A.
Gilbert A. "Gil" Aguilar - Pueblo Chieftain - February 05, 2001 - Gilbert A. Aguilar, 40, of Colorado Springs, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 2, 2001. Born Dec. 18, 1960, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by father, Leo Lucero. Survived by his loving spouse, Terri Lynn Aguilar, of the family home, Colorado Springs; children, Tonya Aguilar and Anthony Aguilar, both of Colorado Springs; mother, Mary Vargas, Pueblo; grandmother, Faye Lucero, Pueblo; brothers, Juan Lucero, Ernie (Jacque) Vargas and Ruben (Natalie) Vargas, all of Pueblo; sisters, Roberta (Al) Abeyta, Denver, and Virginia (Phillip) Stewart, Phoenix, Ariz.; parents-in-law, Robert and Linda Trujillo, Pueblo; grandmother, Rose Solano; brother-in-law, Scott (Jennifer) Trujillo; sister-in-law, Tracy (Mitch) Quintana, Denver. Gilbert enjoyed fishing, loved the Bronco games, and WWF wrestling. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. Monday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both at St. Pius X Church, 3130 Morris Ave., Pueblo. Celebrant, Rev. Bill Huber. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Pius X Church Hall after the interment. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Aguilar, Gladys Duran
Gladys Duran Aguilar - The Spectrum - March 25, 2004 - St. George, UT - Gladys Duran Aguilar, age 72, passed away Saturday, March 20, 2004, in her home in St. George surrounded by family. She was born July 30, 1931, in Rockyford, Colorado, a daughter of Trinadad and Caroline Samora Duran. She met Joseph "Joe" E. Aguilar in Stanton, California, and they were married November 22, 1951, in Yuma, Arizona. They were blessed with seven wonderful children. Gladys was born and raised in Trinidad, Colorado, until she was nine years of age, at which time she and her family moved to Huntington Beach, California. After her marriage to Joe, they continued living and raising their family in La Puente for the following 38 years, retiring to St. George in 1989. She loved traveling to Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, and Kolob Mountain and camping with her family. Gladys was a marvelous wife and mother. Among her many attributes was the ability to be understanding, gentle, affectionate, and easygoing. She was the best cook. She loved caring for her beautiful flower gardens, drawing, going for long drives, word searches, and she especially enjoyed sewing. Surviving family include her: husband, Joe; children, Carrie (Louie) Franco, of St. George, UT, Joseph Aguilar, of Riverside, CA, Eric (Kathy) Aguilar, Victorville, CA, Laurie (Sergio) Correa, St. George, UT, Annie (Bret) Frehner, of Mesquite, NV, and Diana Alegria, St. George, UT; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, who she adored and loved; sister, Margie Serrono, Betty Varela, Mary Ann Regalado, Monica Regalado, and Mona Escamilla; and brother, Tom Duran. She is preceded in death by her: parents, Trinadad & Caroline; son, Jim Aguilar; and brothers, Jesse Duran and Jerry Regalado. A Rosary will be held on Friday, March 26, 2004, at 10:00 a.m., at the St. George Catholic Church, 259 W. 200 N., St. George. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10:30 a.m. Family and friends may call Thursday, March 25, 2004, at 7:00 p.m., at Spilsbury & Beard Mortuary. Interment will be in the Tonaquint Cemetery. Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury & Beard Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, UT, (435) 673-2454.

Aguilar, Ida C.
Ida C. Aguilar - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2000 - Ida C. Aguilar, 77, born Dec. 16, 1922, passed away July 20, 2000. Survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Victor Aguilar; children, Patricia A. (Jaime) Salazar, Victor L. (Mary) Aguilar Jr., Linda J. (Edmond Roybal) Montour; grandchildren, Karen (Gary) Thomas, Christine (Jose) Martinez, Tim (Trish) Aguilar, Marla (Jason) King, Brian Aguilar, Lisa (Benjie Apodaca) Montour; Eduardo (Stacy Solano) Montour; and numerous great-grandchildren also survive. Preceded in death by grandson, Ted Carpio; brother, James Martinez; and parents, Frank and Anne Martinez. She was a member of the Montez Club, the Altar Society at Our Lady of Assumption Church, Pueblo Aerie No. 145 FOE, Ladies Auxiliary, St. Charles Senior Citizen Club and a participant in the Cursillos in Christianity. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, both services at Our Lady of Assumption Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Aguilar, John L.
John L. Aguilar - Pueblo Chieftain - June 06, 2002 - John L. Aguilar, 29, of Pueblo, passed away June 2, 2002. John was preceded in death by his father, John Aguilar; and grandparents, John and Frances Montez. He is survived by his mother, Mary Velasquez; stepfather, Phil Velasquez; wife, Nina Trujillo; sons, Leon Trujillo and Jonovan Aguilar; daughter, Laurisa Aguilar; brothers, Lupe (April), Gene (Lori) and Lawrence Aguilar; sister, Corinne (Marty) Lucero; and numerous nieces and nephews. John played an out-of-tune three-string guitar and he loved his children very much. He was loved by many. Viewing will be from noon to 7 p.m. today. Prayer service at 7 p.m. today and funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, all at Romero Chapel, with Pastor Tim Aragon to officiate. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services.

Aguilar, Jose D.
Jose D. Aguilar - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2002 - Jose D. Aguilar, 59, of Colorado Springs, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 22, 2002. Born Dec. 6, 1942, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Dave Aguilar and Dora Rodriquez; brothers, Sonny Rodriquez and Lawrence Aguilar; and sisters, Betty Maes and Eva Padilla. Survived by his spouse, Diane Aguilar, of the family home; sons, Johnny (Angie) Aguilar, Mark Aguilar, Tim Aguilar, James (Cheryl), Mike (Rocki) and Kevin Hughes; daughters, Yolanda (Phil) Aguilar, Cindy (Michael) Romero and Kimberly Hughes; brother, Richard (Audrey) Palomino; sisters, Lucy Aguilar, Edna Archuletta, Rosalie Cordova and Phyllis (Pedro) Bernardo; 22 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Jose loved going to Cripple Creek and Wendover, Nev. He retired from the Air Force Academy Commissary after 33 years of service. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Saturday, both at St. Leander Church, Rev. Ben Bacino, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment only. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Aguilar, Jose Ramon
Jose Raymon Aguilar - Walsenburg World - January 10, 1929 - Aguilar Founder Succumbs to Pneumonia at Home Yesterday - J. Raymon Aguilar, Prominent Pioneer, had a Varied Career; Was Town Founder - Funeral Saturday Morning - Was Prominent Farmer, Stockman, Community Builder, Legislator and Commissioner - Death yesterday morning claimed J. Raymon Aguilar, 77-year-old pioneer of southern Colorado, and founder of the town southwest of here which bears his name. Aguilar, long prominent in development of the resources of southern Colorado, succumbed at his home in Aguilar yesterday morning at 1:05 after a short illness. Pneumonia is given as the cause of his death. Aguilar was born in Mora County, New Mexico, February 10, 1852. As early as 1879 he came to Las Animas County Colorado, where he engaged in farming stock raising. Aguilar, a man possessed of all the qualities of the early western pioneers, soon saw the possibilities of southern Colorado and set to work in development projects. He engaged in farming and stock raising in Las Animas County as soon as he came there. It was through him that the town of Aguilar was founded and because of his efforts in getting the town started and the help he gave it in the early days the town was given his name. Aguilar was long prominent in politics in Las Animas County. He elected a member of the state legislature in 1891 and re-elected to the same position in 1887. For three consecutive terms he served county commissioner of Las Animas County, and his service in that capacity has been recognized as very meritorious. His progressive influence and far sightedness in the matter of future development of the resources of southern Colorado still regarded as a big influence in the rapid progress made in this section in subsequent years. Aguilar had a reputation of being efficient in all his work. His sincerity and integrity had never been questioned. A born leader, he was looked upon by many in that section, respected by all who knew him, and had a powerful influence in that community. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Versove Aguilar; three daughters and one son, Mrs. Alphonso Lugar, Alliance, Nebraska; Mrs. J.W. Craig, Los Angeles, California; Mrs. W. E. Murphy, Salt Lake City, Utah; Jose Ramon Aguilar Jr. Aguilar. There are a number of grandchildren. There is one sister surviving, Mrs. Epimenia A. Mentos, Aguilar, and one brother, Hermere Jildo Aguilar, Aguilar. Funeral services will be held at the Catholic Church in Aguilar on Saturday, January 12 at 9 a.m. Burial will be in the Aguilar cemetery.

Aguilar, Louise
Louise Aguilar - Pueblo Chieftain - February 07, 2006 - Louise Aguilar, 74, passed away Feb. 5, 2006. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Nicasio Aguilar; children, LeRoy (Kathy), Nick Jr., Jack Sr. and Jim; grandchildren, Lisa (Mike), Jack (Miccah), Jacqualine (Gerald), Joanne (Brent), Celina (Danny), Nancy (Anthony), Palamon, Sonya, Anthony Paul, Derek, Jeremy, Justin; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters, Dora Gutirrez, Willene Quiroz, Bea (Wesley) Hurst and Linda (Ben) Kaber; brothers, Gus (Juanita) Vigil, Rudy (Theresa) Vigil, Raymond (Sally) Vigil and Sam Vigil; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her son, Paul Aguilar; daughters, Joann and Joann; parents, Melaquias and Mary Vigil; four brothers, Everett, Navor, Delmo and Mike. Louise was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, at St. Leander Catholic Church.

Aguilar, Maria Shirley
Maria Shirley Aguilar - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 1999 - Maria Shirley Aguilar, 54, a lifetime Puebloan passed away Nov. 22, 1999. Born May 22, 1945, she graduated from Pueblo County High School, and USC School of Nursing. She was active in various bowling leagues, she wrote poetry and painted. A member of the National Nurses Association, having worked more than 21 years in nursing, and more than 5 years as a security guard. Preceded in death by her father, George J. Aguilar; aunt and godmother, Jeannie Tucker. Survived by her mother, Florence Aguilar, Pueblo; siblings, Christina (Lawrence) Austin, Oceanside, Calif., George (Renee) Aguilar, Pueblo, Mary Ann (Ralph)Trujillo, Colorado Springs, Tammy Aguilar, Pueblo, Carla (Lemount) King, Virginia Beach, Va., Steve (Cathie) Aguilar, Pueblo; godchild, Jessica, Colorado Springs; dear friend, Joe Sanchez, Pueblo; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation Monday, Angelus Chapel, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Both services at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Rev. Thomas R. Hinni CM, celebrant. Cremation to follow. Family will receive friends at the Mediterranean Room of St. Francis following the service.

Aguilar, Mary E.
Mary E. Aguilar - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 1987 - Mary E. Aguilar, 71, late of Belmont Nursing Home, passed away Oct. 9, 1987, at Parkview Episcopal Hospital. Preceded in death by her husband, Luciano Aguilar in 1983. Survived by her children, Jose M. (Transita) Santillanes of New Mexico, Eugene (Barbara) Santillanes and George J. Sanchez, both of Pueblo; sisters, Emma Sanchez and Delia Valdez, both of Pueblo. Survived also by 10 grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces. Rosary recitation at 7 p.m. Sunday and Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Both services at St. Leander Church with Father Roger Darcy officiating. Interment at St. Vrain Cemetery in Avondale. Family will receive friends and relatives at 526 Goodnight, Romero residence, and 1029 E. Fifth, Eugene Santillanes residence.

Aguilar, Paul Anthony
Paul Anthony Aguilar - Pueblo Chieftain - November 01, 2003 - Paul Anthony Aguilar, 47, of Pueblo, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 30, 2003, with his family at his bedside. Survived by sons, Anthony Paul Aguilar (Helen), Derrick Aguilar, Justin Robles, Jeremy Robles; girlfriend, Sharon Gutierrez; parents, Nicasio and Louise Aguilar; godparents, Donisio and Caroline Aguilar; brothers, Leroy Aguilar, Nick (Geri) Aguilar Jr., Jack (Kathy) Aguilar, Jim (Denise) Aguilar, numerous nieces, nephews and numerous loving friends. Paul graduated from Centennial High School in 1974 where he was an all-state wrestler. He was a construction laborer and carpenter, having worked at Summit Brick Yard for 18 years. He was very loving and loved to hug. A perfectionist. He was a member of St. Anne Parish. Vigil Rosary, 5 p.m. Sunday, at Romero Chapel. Memorial Mass, 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sacred Heart Cathedral. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Security Service Federal Credit Union in Anthony Aguilar's name.

Aguilar, Susan Ruth
Susan Ruth (Everett) Aguilar - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2004 - Susan Ruth (Everett) Aguilar, 52, passed away on Nov. 8, 2004. She was preceded in death by her father, Edward Everett. Sue is survived by her husband of 18 years, Robert Aguilar; daughter, Bobbi Sue Aguilar; mother, Doris Everett; brother, Mark Everett; aunts, Margarett (Dick) Perko, Anna Ruth (J.P.) Pierce, Sylvia (Garnell) Sims; uncle, James Jackson; father-in-law, Frank Aguilar; brothers-in-law, Anthony Aguilar, Ron (Lori) Aguilar, Joe Aguilar; sister-in-law, Michelle Aguilar; special friends, Eva and Roy Caulder; also survived by numerous other relatives and friends. Sue retired from the Pueblo Police Department after 30 years of service. She graduated from Centennial High School in 1970, was an avid Broncos fan, and loved spending time at the cabin in Westcliffe. A memorial service will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 2004, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Honors to be presented by the Pueblo Police Department. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Bobbi Sue Aguilar College Fund at New Horizons Federal Credit Union through the funeral home in memory of Sue.

Aguilar, Victor E.
Victor E. Aguilar - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2001 - Victor E. Aguilar, 63. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday at the St. Francis Jerome Church in Center. Interment, La Garita Cemetery. [No additional information available.]

Aguilar, Victor L.
Victor L. Aguilar - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 2005 - Victor L. Aguilar, 84, passed away Sept. 7, 2005. Survived by his children, Patricia Salazar, Victor L. Aguilar Jr., Linda Montour (Edmond Roybal); seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; special thank you to granddaughter and caregiver, Lisa Montour; brother and sisters, Adele Guerrero, Frances Romero and Julian Aguilar. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Ida Aguilar. Victor was very active in the Church. He was a member of the Eagles and Cursillo Movement. His favorite pastime was bowling. Visitation and video tribute, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday; both services at Our Lady of Assumption Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Aguilar-Ramirez, Marco Antonio
Marco Antonio Aguilar-Ramirez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2004 - Marco Antonio Aguilar- Ramirez, 20, passed away unexpectedly Sept. 13, 2004, at Parkview Medical Center. A Pueblo resident for the past three years, he was born Oct. 30, 1983, in Patamban Michoacan, Mexico. Preceded in death by grandfathers, Abel Aguilar Herrera and Arturo Ramirez. Survived by parents, Antonio and Imelda Ramirez Aguilar; three brothers, Armando, Abel and Juan Aguilar Ramirez; grandmothers, Angelina Ruiz Ayala and Josefina Calixta; other relatives and friends. Marco was an active member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, where he sang in the church choir. He also created many beautiful poems and played soccer. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 5 p.m. today, Mount Carmel Church, with the Deacon Jose Mario Murillo officiating. Burial will be in Michoacan, Mexico.

Aguilera, Antonio N.
Antonio N. Aguilera - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 1999 - Antonio N. Aguilera, 97, departed this life May 26, 1999. A Pueblo resident since 1917, Mr. Aguilera was born Jan. 15, 1902, in El Dorado, Chihuahua, Mexico. He retired from CF&I Wire Mill with 37 years service. Married the former Ramona Estrada Aguilera in September 1928. She preceded him in death; and also three sisters, five brothers, and his parents, Rayo and Sabina Nunez Aguilera. Survived by his children, Eleanor (Alan) Schaefle, Littleton, Irene (Carmen) Jimenez, Ted (Nancy) Aguilera, all of Pueblo, Gloria (Conrad) Nichtawitz, Lima, Peru; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 7 p.m. Tuesday, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Rev. Robert Carden and Rev. Leonard Racki, co-celebrants. Scripture service, 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 53 Amherst and 893 Clearview. In lieu of flowers and food, donations to Medical Ministry International USA, P.O. Box 940207, Plano, Texas, 750940207, or charity of your choice in memory of Antonio N. Aguilera.

Aguilera, Eva Rodriguez
Eva Rodriguez Aguilera - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 1999 - Eva Rodriguez Aguilera, 68, passed away May 27, 1999, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital following a brief illness. Eva was born Sept. 19, 1930, in Zacatecas, Mexico. She was a homemaker, she enjoyed her children and grandchildren, working in her garden, and caring for her pet chickens, pigeons, parrots, parakeets, canaries, at one time she had about 60 different types of birds. Preceded in death by her parents, Guadalupe and Esther Gallegos Rodriguez; husband, Tomas Aguilera; and 10 children. Survived by her children, Manuel (Maria Ellena) Aguilera, Maria Concepcion (Pedro) Aguilera deMedina, Gloria (Cruz) Aguilera deGomez, Maria Luisa Aguilera, Alberto Aguilera, Rosa Maria (David) Aguilera deGarcia, Tomas (Martha) Aguilera, and Arturo Aguilera; siblings, Ramon Rodriguez Gallegos, Francisco, Jesus, and Maria Moreno; 27 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Both services, St. Anne Catholic Church, Eastwood Heights.

Aguilera, Gary Michael
Gary Michael “Sips” Aguilera - Pueblo Chieftain - August 09, 2004 - Gary Michael “Sips” Aguilera, 60, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 7, 2004. Born Sept. 21, 1943, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by parents, Timothy and Vivian Aguilera; brothers, Timothy E. Aguilera, James R. Aguilera. Survived by wife, JoAnn (Jodi) Aguilera; sons, Michael, Joseph, David “Sipps Jr.,” daughters, Michaele Renee Aguilera (Juan) Hinojosa, Valerie Anne Aguilera (Jamie) Granillo; grandchildren, Erik Aguilera, Kayla Granillo, Jaime Granillo, Juan Hinojosa, Adrianna Hinojosa, Miguel Hinojosa. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Tuesday at Roselawn Cemetery. Inurnment to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after Inurnment.

Aguilera, James Ronald
James Ronald Aguilera - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2002 - James Ronald Aguilera, age 64, born June 20, 1937, passed away Jan. 24, 2002. He is preceded in death by his parents, Timothy and Vivian Aguilera; brother, Timothy E. Aguilera; and special best friend, David Stewart. He leaves to cherish his memory his brother, Gary (Jodi) Aguilera; goddaughter, Michaele Hinojosa Aguilera; and her children, Mike Aguilera, Jaime and Valerie Granillo and family; cousins, Ray Aguilera and his daughter, Andrea, and Karl (Karen) Aguilera and family; niece, Lara Aguilera Dracos; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and family in Oklahoma; and his dog, Lady. At his request, there will be no viewing. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 621 Henry.

Aguilera, Rose Estrada
Rose Estrada Aguilera - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 1998 - Rose Estrada Aguilera, took her rightful place in Heaven on July 2, 1998. She was born May 19, 1918, in Wellington, Kan., the first in her family to be born in the United States. She was educated in the Pueblo school system and as was typical of young Hispanic women of that era, left school and started working. In 1936, she was crowned Fiesta Queen at the Cinco de Mayo Celebration. In 1941, she married Pete N. Aguilera. Rose was first and foremost a proud wife and mother, who saw to it that her family was always taken care of. She worked at the Alamo Drug Store which was in a partnership between her husband Pete and his brother Tim. Rose and Vivian Aguilera took care of the accounts receivables. Her activities outside of her home included the St. Francis Xavier Altar Society; she was a charter member of the Theresians; and served on the Board of Directors for the United Way. She was also a member of the Pueblo Catholic Diocesan Choir. Survived by her sons, Ray and Karl Aguilera; daughter-in-law, Karen; and grandchildren, Andrea, David, Gabriel and Carla. Also survived by her sister, Vera Maez; brothers-in-law, Tony and Frank Aguilera; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and supportive friends. Preceded in death by her husband, Pete Aguilera; parents, Francisco and Theodocia Estrada; brothers, Canuto, Frank, Dave and John; sisters, Jesusita and Ramona; brothers-in-law, Theodoro, Rayo and Chico Aguilera; sisters-in-law, Vivian Aguilera, Bea Estrada, Consuelo Estrada, Lala Vasquez, Theresa Caroso and Sadie Robles; niece, Zenida Hernandez; and nephew, Timmy Aguilera. Rosary, Sunday, 7 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel and funeral Mass, Monday, 10 a.m., Sacred Heart Cathedral Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation in care of the funeral home office.

Aguirre, Andrew R.
Andrew R. Aguirre - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 1998 - Andrew R. Aguirre, 73, of Pueblo, passed away on Feb. 12, 1998. Born on April 5, 1924, in Farisita, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Nicolas and Rachel Aguirre. Survived by his loving wife, Magdlena Aguirre of the family home in Pueblo- son, Elmer Aguirre of Pueblo and daughters, Diane Espinoza, Arleen Aguirre and Janet Roybal, all of Pueblo- brother, Salvador Aguirre of Gardner- sister, Della Medina of Walsenburg and his grandchildren, Jason Aguirre, Monica Roybal, Michael Espinoza and Andrew Aguirre. Viewing, Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Romero Funeral Chapel. Vigil rosary, Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998, 7 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church. Funeral Mass, Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, 1 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Gardner, Colo. Celebrant, Msgr. Howard Delaney. Interment, Avila Cemetery, Redwing, Colo. Military honors by the Walsenburg Honor Team. Andrew was a veteran of World War II and was decorated with The Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with two Bronze Service Stars and Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Service Star. Relatives and friends will be received at 1922 W. 16th St.

Aguirre, Armando A.
Armando A. Aguirre - Huerfano World - December 8, 1990 - Armando A. "Mondo" Aguirre, 44, of Roanoke, VA, formerly of Gardner, died Friday, Nov. 30, 1990, in that City. Born Aug. 27, 1946, in Gardner to Jose and Dominga Barela Aguirre, he lived most of his life in Gardner and attended Gardner schools. Mr. Aguirre is survived by his wife, Emily, Roanoke; three sons, Jody Aguirre, and Michael Aguirre both of Denver and Armando Aguirre Jr., North Hollywood, CA; a daughter, Amy Aguirre, Roanoke; two brothers, Rumaldo Aguirre, Gardner, and Mariano Aguirre, Colorado Springs; five sisters, Lorraine Eberhart and Vera Espinosa, both of Gardner; Regina Barela, Dolly DeHerrera and Anna Aguirre, all of Colorado Springs; one granddaughter, numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Services from the Sacred Heart Church in Gardner, vigil, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 and Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7. Burial will be in Gardner Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive family and friends at the Gardner Community Center after the service on Friday. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Aguirre, Benedict Nick
Benedict Nick Aguirre - World Independent - July 30, 1951 - B. N. Aguirre Dies In Denver - Benedict Nick Aguirre, 32, passed away in Denver Sunday. He was born in Farisita and is survived by his wife, Clorinda, of Gardner. Survivors are his wife; his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Aguirre; three daughters, Darlene, Irene, and Emma Jane; and one son, Eugene. Other survivors are three sisters Mrs. Mary Hardy, Miles City; Montana; Mrs. Della Medina, Walsenburg; and Carmel Aguirre, Farisita. Four brothers, Salvador Aguirre, Walsenburg; Andrew Aguirre, Miles City and Benjamin Aguirre, Alamosa. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Church of Gardner. Rosary will be in the Furphy Mortuary at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral announcements will be made later.

Aguirre, Benita M.
Benita "Bennie" M. Aguirre - Huerfano World - May 30, 1986 - Benita "Bennie" M. Aguirre died May 30, 1986, in St Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo after a lengthy illness. Born June 22, 1919, in Cuchara, where she was raised and attended schools, she married Telos Aguirre, November 26, 1949. They lived in Farisita and the Gardner area where he ranched. Mrs. Aguirre is survived by three daughters, Barbara Gonzales, Dallas, TX; Anna M. Garcia, Walsenburg; Stella E. Marquez, Denver; six sons Mike T. Aguirre, Walsenburg, Thomas L. Aguirre, Denver; Lawrence T. Aguirre, Denver; Henry G. Aguirre, San Leandro, CA; Albert M. Aguirre, Houston, TX; and Jerry Lee Aguirre, Walsenburg; two brothers Virgil Martinez, Phoenix, AZ and Henry Gonzales, Pueblo; five sisters Mary Maes, Frances Romero, and Bertha Aguirre, Walsenburg; Virginia Carley, Houston, TX; and Julia Martinez, Phoenix, AZ; four stepchildren, 33 grandchildren, 1 great grand child, numerous nieces and nephews. Spanish Rosary was Saturday from St. Mary Church. Wake service was Sunday from St. Mary and Mass of Christian Burial was Monday at the church. Burial was in Gardner Catholic Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Aguirre, Betty Jeanne
Betty Jeanne Aguirre - Huerfano World - June 7, 1962 - Aguirre Infant Dies of Illness - Betty Jeanne Aguirre, nine-month-old daughter of Irene Aguirre of Walsenburg, passed way in Denver hospital last Thursday after having been ill since birth. In addition to her mother, the infant leaves her grandmother, Clorinda Aguirre, her great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Espinoza, Gardner, and Mr. and Mrs. Nick Aguirre, Walsenburg; her great-great-grandfather Leandro Quintana, Gardner; and several aunts and uncles and a nephew. Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Sacred Heart Church in Gardner. Burial was in the Gardner Cemetery. Boies Memorial Chapel handled arrangements.

Aguirre, Bridget Isabel
Bridget Isabel Aguirre - Huerfano World - January 10, 1980 - La Veta Child Died In Mishap - Nine month old Bridget Isabel Aguirre died January 1, 1980, at Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad as a result of injuries received when she fell from her parent's car south of Trinidad. Wake services were Friday evening at Boies Almont Chapel and funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in Christ the King Church, La Veta. Burial was at La Veta Cemetery. Bridget is survived by her parents, Toby, Jr. and Rumalda Aguirre; a brother Toby III, all of La Veta; her grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. Toby Aguirre, Sr., La Veta and Mr. and Mrs. Max Ortega, Raton, NM, and great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Porfirio Aguirre, La Veta; Mrs. Fred Sammon, Winona, MI; and Mrs. Cortez, Trinidad. Numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, also survive. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Aguirre, Candelaria Luna
Candelaria Luna Aguirre - World Independent - November 25, 1940 - Aguirre Funeral Held Today - Mrs. Candelaria Luna Aguirre, 85, died at her home in Farisita Friday afternoon. She was born in Los Lentes, New Mexico in 1855. She came to Colorado when a young girl and has been a resident of Huerfano County for many years. She is survived by five sons, Ramon, Flavio, Moses, Nick, and Lorenzo, all of Farisita, one daughter Mrs. Sarah Padilla of Farisita, 28 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren. Funeral services took place this morning at 8:30 from the home, and at 9 o'clock from the Gardner Catholic Church. Interment was in the Gardner cemetery under the direction of Unfug-Peet Mortuary.

Aguirre, Carmel
Carmel Aguirre - Huerfano World - April 25, 1991 - Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday from St. Mary Church in Walsenburg for Carmel Aguirre, former Huerfano of Anaconda, MT. Ms. Aguirre died April 19, 1991, in Anaconda. Born April 25, 1933, in Farisita, she graduated from Huerfano High School in 1952. She worked for 14 years for Farmer's Locker and cared for her mother and father. In 1970, she moved to Montana, living there for 21 years. She cared for her sister's husband and went on to work as a security guard at Galen State Hospital until her retirement in 1987. Survivors include two brothers, Andrew Aguirre, Pueblo and Salvador, Gardner; one sister, Della A. Medina, Walsenburg; nieces and nephews. Burial was in Gardner Catholic Cemetery. J. M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Aguirre, Cathalena
Cathalena Aguirre - Huerfano World - January 5, 1967 - Mrs. Cathalena Aguirre, 84, of the Gardner community, died in a Denver hospital Thursday after a lingering illness. Born in 1882 at Gardner, the daughter of Pete Quintana, she was a lifetime resident of Huerfano County. Mrs. Aguirre was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gardner. Surviving are four sons: Telos, Farisita; Joe, Fort Collins; Poufanio, La Veta; and Eloy, Badito; two daughters: Mrs. Simon Pino, Walsenburg; and Mrs. Margaret Medina, Denver; 40 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation was held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Furphy-Lawson Chapel, 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial in the family lot in Gardner Catholic Cemetery. Furphy-Lawson Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Aguirre, Cenida Salazar
Cenida Salazar Aguirre - World Independent - June 16, 1947 - Cenida Salazar Aguirre, wife of Telos Aguirre, of Farisita, died Sunday morning. She was born October 11, 1916 at Redwing, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rafael Salazar. She is survived by her husband; four daughters, Bertha, Mabel, Beatrice and an infant daughter; her mother, Mrs. Rafael Salazar, now of Gardner, six sisters, Helen Pacheco, city, Elvera Pedia, Fort Collins, Rosanda Martinez, Fort Collins, Stella Martinez, Sanford, Sedillia Morrison, San Acacio and Augustina Salazar, of Gardner; five brothers, Fred and Joe Salazar, both of Fort Collins, Thomas and Filiberto, both of Gardner, and Tiogilio Salazar of Pueblo. Funeral service will be announced later by the Furphy mortuary.

Aguirre, Consuelo
Consuelo "Connie" Aguirre - Huerfano World - July 10, 1986 - Consuelo "Connie" Aguirre, 60, of Gardner, died Tuesday, July 8, 1986, in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, where she had been a patient for about a week. Mrs. Aguirre had been ill for about two weeks. Born in Gardner November 19, 1925, she was reared and graduated from high school there. Mrs. Aguirre had taught at many of the country schools in the Pass Creek, Malachite and Yellowstone areas. She also had served as a part-time postmistress. She married Salvador Aguirre in 1947 and they lived eleven years in Montana, returning to Gardner in 1965 where she has lived since. Mrs. Aguirre, a member of Sacred Heart Church, is survived by her husband, Salvador Aguirre; a son, Alvin Aguirre; a daughter, Susan Aguirre and her mother, Mrs. Tomasita Espinoza, all of Gardner, three sisters, Clorinda DeVan and Vangie Santisteven, Walsenburg and Lydia DeVan, Albuquerque, NM; two brothers, Bernard Espinoza, Gardner and Tony Espinoza, La Verne, CA, numerous nieces and nephews. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, (tonight) at Sacred Heart Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Friday from Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in Gardner Catholic Cemetery. At request of the family, the casket will not be opened. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangement.

Aguirre, Dimas
Mrs. Dimas Aguirre - Huerfano World - December 28, 1989 - Mrs. Dimas Aguirre, 81, of Walsenburg died at her home Sunday, December 24, 1989 of an apparent heart attack. Born December 9, 1908, in the Yellowstone area, west of Badito to Antonio and Maria Martinez Victorino, she was reared on the family ranch and attended country schools through the sixth grade. She married Candido Aguirre June 25, 1926, in Gardner. They lived in the Tioga area where Mr. Aguirre worked in the coalmines. In the late 1940's she moved into town where she had made her home since. Mrs. Aguirre, a member of St. Mary Church, is survived by two sons, Edmund “Ace” Aguirre, Walsenburg and Ray Aguirre, Arvada; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, a great-great granddaughter, uncles, aunts, and cousins. Mass of Christian Burial is Thursday (today) from St. Mary Church. Burial will be in North St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Aguirre, Dominga
Mrs. Dominga "Sandy" Aguirre - Huerfano World - September 8, 1983 - Mrs. Dominga "Sandy" Aguirre, 61, of Colorado Springs, formerly of Gardner, died Monday, September 5, 1983, at her home. Born in Gardner October 9, 1921, she was reared and had lived there all her life until about 15 years ago when she moved to Colorado Springs. She was married to Jose L.S. Aguirre, who died in January, 1976. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, both in Colorado Springs and Gardner. She had been a member of the Gardner church choir and Altar Society. She also was a Cursillista. She is survived by five daughters, Regina Barela, Lorraine Ortivez, Ann Marie Aguirre, and Benedicta DeHerrera, Colorado Springs, and Elvira Espinoza, Gardner; three sons, Mariano Aguirre, Joe Aguirre, and Armando Aguirre, Colorado Springs; three sisters, Vickie Vigil, Pueblo, Scholastica “Lucky” Vialpando, Colorado Springs and Cleofes Montez, El Paso, Texas; fourteen grandchildren, one great granddaughter, numerous nieces and nephews. Spanish Rosary was Wednesday at Boies Almont Memorial Chapel. Wake service will be Thursday (today) at 7 p.m. at Gardner Sacred Heart Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. at Gardner Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in Gardner Catholic Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Aguirre, Donaciano
Donaciano Aguirre - Independent - December 12, 1924 - Huerfano County Pioneer Dies at Gardner Wednesday - Donaciano Aguirre, early pioneer of Huerfano County, died Wednesday afternoon at the family home at Gardner after an illness of seven months duration. Mr. Aguirre was 77 years old. Death was said to have been caused by heart disease. Mr. Aguirre was born in New Mexico in 1847 and came to Colorado when he was a small boy. In 1872 he married Candelaria Luna, who is still living at Gardner. Mr. Aguirre is survived by his wife, two brothers, Amado and Catedra Garcia, and six sons, Roman, Flavio, Nicolas, Moises, Miguel, and Lorenzo; one daughter Mrs. Max Padia and 22 grandchildren. Funeral services took place today at Gardner at the Sacred Heart Church. Burial was at the Gardner Cemetery.

Aguirre, Donaciano
Donaciano Aguirre - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 1976 - Donaciano Aguirre, 58, passed away March 29, 1976, in a Hospital in Cheyenne Wyoming. Survived by his wife Bertha Martinez Aguirre, of Walsenburg, and three sons, Robert Aguirre, Fort Collins, Vivian Aguirre Houston, Texas, and George Aguirre. He is also survived by his brother Eddie Aguirre, Colorado Springs, and two grandchildren. Mr. Aguirre was born May 23, 1917 in Farisita, Colorado the son of Mr. Mike Aguirre and Elvira Sanchez Aguirre and farmed in the Gardner area previous to his enlistment into the Second World War, 1942, serving as a Combat Infantryman for which he received several awards of valor. Spanish Rosary 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Furphy Lawson Chapel and Mass of the Resurrection 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Mary's Church. Burial, Gardner Cemetery with VFW Post 2643 conducting graveside services.

Aguirre, Eloy
Eloy Aguirre - Huerfano World - April 8, 1999 - Eloy Aguirre, 77, of Walsenburg, died April 6, 1999. Funeral arrangements are pending with Romero Funeral Home. Rosary will be at 7 PM Thursday (today) from Romero. Funeral mass will be at 2 PM Friday from St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Huerfano World, April 15, 1999. Eloy Aguirre, 77, of Walsenburg, died April 6, 1999. Born to Flavio and Catalina Aguirre, September 16, 1921 in Gardner, he was a ranch hand, working with livestock. He is survived by five daughters, Rosalie Luna, Thornton, Mary Aguirre, Tulsa, OK, Theresa Aguirre and Maryann Aguirre, Farmington, NM, and Emily Bernal, Glenwood Springs; one son, Raymond Martinez, Walsenburg; two brothers, Joe Aguirre, Pueblo and Porfirio Aguirre, La Veta; 17 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Mass was Friday at 2 p.m. from St. Mary Church. Burial was in the Pino Cemetery in Badito. Huerfano World - April 15, 1999 - Eloy Aguirre, 77, of Walsenburg, died Apr. 6, 1999. Born to Flavio and Catalina Aguirre, Sept. 16, 1921 in Gardner, he was a ranch hand, working with livestock. He is survived by five daughters, Rosalie Luna, Thornton, Mary Aguirre, Tulsa, OK, Theresa Aguirre and Maryann Aguirre, Farmington, NM, and Emily Bernal, Glenwood Springs; one son, Raymond Martinez, Walsenburg; two brothers, Joe Aguirre, Pueblo and Porfirio Aguirre, La Veta; 17 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Mass was Friday at 2 p.m. from St. Mary Church. Burial was in the Pino Cemetery in Badito.

Aguirre, Evaristo
Evaristo Aguirre - World Independent - May 29, 1952 - Farisita Pioneer Dies Yesterday at Home There -Evaristo Aguirre, a pioneer of Huerfano County died yesterday at his home in Farisita where he had resided since he was born 72 years ago. Aguirre had spent his entire lifetime in Farisita where he was a farmer and stockman. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Church at Gardner. He is survived by his wife, Prudencia of Farisita, three sons, Candido, of Walsenburg, and Joe. Jr. and Simon, both of Pueblo, two daughters, Mrs. Joe Martinez of Tioga and Mrs. John Velarde of Pueblo and 10 grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister Mrs. Pete Garbisco of Walsenburg, Mrs. Manuel Garcia of Gardner and Mrs. Esther Chavez of Laramie, and four brothers, Frank of Ogden, Fileberto and Don of Denver and Andy of Pueblo. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Furphy Mortuary.

Aguirre, Fidel
Fidel Aguirre - World Independent - May 16, 1938 - Peralta Brothers Charged With Killing Of Sheriff Fidel Aguirre. Trace of Blood Found on Shoes May Prove Gardner Boys' Guilt. Mob Swarms County Jail; Sheriff Swift Takes Couple to Trinidad Jail for Safety; Brother's Surrender with Hands In Air When Officers' Raid Home. Blood stains found on shoes and shirts worn by Paul and Peter Peralta of Gardner, may lead to their conviction for the fatal beating of Deputy Sheriff Fidel Aguirre. When a small army of men, bristling with high-powered rifles, surrounded the Peralta ranch home, eight miles south of Gardner, early this morning, the youths walked from the house with their hands in the air. The brothers, both in their late twenties, refused to make a statement to Sheriff Claud Swift who whisked them away to the Las Animas County Jail in Trinidad. A mob of over 100 citizens waited at the county jail here while officers traveled to Gardner to make the arrest. Rumors of possible violence to the prisoners caused officers to lodge the men in the Trinidad jail. Aguirre, on of Southern Colorado's outstanding peace officers and a member of the Huerfano County High School Board, was beaten to death while patrolling a dance at the Gardner Community Hall Saturday night. - Eyewitness Found - Sheriff Swift reports that he has located a witness to the brawl. It was upon a tip-off from this witness that the Peralta brothers were arrested, according to reports, Aguirre had argued with one of the Peralta boys earlier in the evening. One of the brothers is alleged to have called the officer from the dance hall shortly before midnight, and it was then that the beating occurred. Sheriff Swift has the death weapon in his possession. The blood stained fence post, used for a club, was found near Aguirre's beaten and bleeding body. The post had a huge spike in one end, acting as a bayonet to pierce the officer's body. It is believed the first blow from the club struck Aguirre on the back of the skull. The witness, on whose testimony the crime was reconstructed, is reported to have pulled the assailants off of the nearly dead man. It is said that after Aguirre fell to the ground he was beaten and kicked. Besides a fractured skull he incurred lacerations about the throat and neck. His lower jaw was shattered in three places. He was breathing heavily when rushed to the Lamme hospital in Walsenburg, but expired about 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon, having never regained consciousness. - Mabry Questions Couple - Sheriff Swift and a posse questioned persons attending the dance, and Sunday combed the hills near, Gardner in search of the Peralta boys. It was not until this morning that they were seen and later arrested. Upon their arrival in Trinidad their clothing was closely inspected. Shirts and shoes they were wearing had been recently washed, reports state, however, a few traces of blood were said to be found. District Attorney John N. Mabry together with Sheriff Claud Swift and under Sheriff Carl Swift questioned the couple. The youths refused to talk, giving only alibis of little significance. Officers seem positive they have the right men. Aguirre is survived by his wife Josephine, and eight children, four boys and four girls. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Furphy-Brother's Mortuary as soon as complete. Deputy Sheriff Fidel Aguirre - Deputy Aguirre died in the line of duty by Joseph G. Sandoval. The News recently reported that the Colorado memorial for law enforcement does not list 35 officers who died in the line of duty. One of those officers was Fidel Aguirre. My family has roots in Southern Colorado before Colorado became a state. Since the May 14, 1938 incident in which Deputy Sheriff Fidel Aguirre of the Huerfano County Sheriff's Department was killed, oral history has kept the story alive. My uncle, Ralph Garcia, currently from Alamosa but formerly from Huerfano County area of Gardner and Farisita, wrote a balled I titled "El Corrido de Fidel Aguirre". The story begins a few weeks before May 14, 1938. Aguirre apparently had investigated a rustling incident and arrested two brothers, Placeres and Pablo Peralta. Some reports have suggested that a trial ended in a hung jury and the matter was pending when Aguirre died. Oral history tells that the deputy had entered the Peralta's home and seized a roast of lamb, or goat from the oven. The manner in which this story is told indicates that the deputy's behavior was untoward and heavy-handed. On May 13, Manuel Barela of Gardner visited the Huerfano County Sheriff's Department to find someone who could provide security at a dance scheduled for the next evening at the fairgrounds hall in Gardner. The deputy who usually provided security had a trip planned, so Barela arranged for Aguirre to provide security for the dance from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on May 14 for a fee of $2.75. Gardner is an unincorporated village approximately 25 or 30 miles west of Walsenburg on Colorado Highway 69. According to testimony given to the coroner's jury, Pablo Peralta became engaged in a dispute with his wife inside the dance hall, Aguirre took him outside. The oral history of the event has it that one of the Peralta brothers created a disturbance as a ruse to lure the deputy outside. Three Medina brothers, Joseph, Louis, and Paul, who were at the dance asked the deputy if he needed assistance, but the deputy replied that he needed no help. Outside the dance hall, the deputy confronted the Peralta Brothers, and while he spoke with one, the other struck him from his blind side. They then attacked the deputy with their fists, a big stick, and other unknown objects. Although Aguirre had a sidearm, he did not use it. A small fence post with a large nail at the end was one of the instruments used in this attack. I can still hear my late grandmother, Theresa de Jesus Garcia, telling me that they pummeled him "como se era una vivora" - as if he were a rattlesnake. The Medina brothers heard a commotion outside and found the deputy on the ground suffering from grave injuries. They took the deputy to a doctor in Gardner. When the doctor either could not or would not help him, the Medina brothers loaded the deputy into their vehicle and transported him to Lamme Hospital in Walsenburg. They arrived at about 1 a.m. Aguirre died at about 3 p.m. According to medical testimony provided by Dr. S.J. Lamme to the coroner's jury, cause of death was shock, hemorrhage and a fracture of the skull causing a contusion of the brain. A two-inch fracture on the left side of the deputy's skull came from a blunt instrument according to Lamme. The deputy's lower jaw was fractured and there was another fracture at the articulation of the lower jaw with the skull on both sides. Two wounds made by a small sharp instrument had penetrated the larynx. Lamme found no wounds below the head, but inside of the deputy's mouth and cheeks were badly swollen and congested with blood so as to obstruct the throat. The coroner's jury concluded that Fidel Aguirre died "from wounds inflicted...while in the performance of duty." The jury concluded that the wounds resulted from a blunt instrument, such as a "fence post" and a sharp instrument "in the hands of Pete and Paul Peralta with feloniously (sic) intent." While I have not determined with certainty the penalty imposed on the Peralta brothers, I think that each served time in the state penitentiary. The capture of the brothers occurred at their home in Farisita, a small farming and ranching community east of Gardner. Through Sheriff Claude Swift and his posse made the arrest without incident a crowd had formed in Walsenburg awaiting their arrival. The sheriff transported the Peraltas to Trinidad, bypassing the business district in Walsenburg in order to avoid the angry group. Last June, I spoke with Capt. Keith Dameron of the Colorado State Patrol, who informally oversees the state memorial. He indicated then that no names of old-time deaths of law officers were being accepted. However, with renewed interest, perhaps this might be rectified. [Joseph G. Sandoval is a professor in the Criminal Justice and Criminology Department of Metropolitan State College of Denver.]

Aguirre, Flavio
Flavio Aguirre - World-Independent - May 17, 1954 - Flavio Aguirre, retired farmer and rancher of Badito, died May 15, in Pueblo. Mr. Aguirre was born in Farisita in 1884 and resided in this county since birth. He was a member of the Gardner Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Catherine, five sons, Telos Aguirre, Farisita; Joe, Fort Collins; Porfio, Redwing; Roques, Walsenburg; and Eloy, Badito; three daughters, Mrs. Simon Pino, Badito; Mrs. William Valdez, Walsenburg; and Mrs. Margaret Aguirre, California; two brothers, Nick Aguirre, Farisita; and Moses Aguirre, Gardner; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Padilla, Gardner; 44 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral announcement will be made later by Furphy Mortuary.

Aguirre, Frances M.
Frances M. Aguirre - Pueblo Chieftain - January 08, 2003 - Frances M. Aguirre, 91, born Feb. 17, 1911, passed away Jan. 5, 2003. Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Aguirre; and son, James Aguirre Sr. Survived by her grandchildren, Shuree, Cathy and James Jr. Aguirre; seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Aguirre, Frank
Frank "Ponchito" Aguirre - Pueblo Chieftain - May 09, 2006 - Frank "Ponchito" Aguirre, 72, Pueblo, went to be with our Lord May 7, 2006. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2006, Roselawn Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Special services by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Aguirre, James L. Sr.
James L. "Jim" Aguirre Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2002 - James L. "Jim" Aguirre Sr., 56, passed away June 22, 2002. He was born Dec. 24, 1946, in Pueblo. He is preceded in death by his father, Joe R. Aguirre; and brother, Albert Quintana. He is survived by his mother, Frances Aguirre; daughters, Shuree Aguirre and Cathy Aguirre; and son, James L. Aguirre Jr.; six grandchildren; sister, Isabel (Albert) Muhlnickel; dear friend, Lorraine Chacon and her daughter, Gina. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Rosary, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, both services at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with honors presented by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Aguirre, James Leroy Jr.
James Leroy Aguirre, Jr. - Huerfano World - November 20, 2006 - James Leroy Aguirre, Jr. of Walsenburg, Colorado entered into rest, November 20, 2006 in Walsenburg, Colorado. James was born in Pueblo, Colorado to James, Sr. and LaVerne Aguirre, on April 7, 1978; he was 28 years of age. Mr. Aguirre is survived by his son Malachi James Aguirre of Walsenburg, mother Laverne Aguirre of Walsenburg and step-father Gerald Vigil of Walsenburg; two sisters, Shuree Aguirre of Walsenburg and Cathy Aguirre of Pueblo; five nieces and two nephews; aunt and uncle Linda and Richard Luttrel of Nebraska. He is preceded in death by his father James Leroy Aguirre, Sr.; grandparents, Joseph and Frances Aguirre and Clem and Margaret Scheulen. A funeral service was held Saturday at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Walsenburg. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in James's name to John-Romero Funeral Home, 525 Main St., Walsenburg, CO 81089. Arrangements were entrusted to the loving care of Johnson-Romero Family Funeral Home of Walsenburg.

Aguirre, Joe
Joe "Rocky" Aguirre - Huerfano World - July 26, 1973 - Joe "Rocky" Aguirre, 42, of 1093 Decatur Street, Denver, died early Saturday morning July 14, 1973 after being fatally stabbed at home. A man was found at the rear of his house and was jailed for investigation. Born September 8, 1931 in Gardner, Aguirre was the youngest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Flavio Aguirre of the Gardner community. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and is survived by two children, Frank and Michelle both of Denver; three brothers, Joe Aguirre, Fort Collins, Porfilio Aguirre, La Veta, and Eloy Aguirre, Badito. He leaves a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Pino of Denver. Mass of Resurrection was Friday at Sacred Heart Church in Gardner with burial in the Gardner Catholic Cemetery. Furphy-Lawson Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Aguirre, Jose
Jose (Sam) Aguirre - Pueblo Chieftain - January 1976 - Jose (Sam) Aguirre, age 56 died unexpectedly January 8, 1976. In Colorado Springs where he has made his home for the last eight years. He is the husband of Mrs. Dominga Aguirre, Father of Mariano Joe Armando; Mrs. Regina Barela, Mrs. Lorraine Ortivez, Mrs. Elvira Espinoza, Anna Marie Aguirre, Miss Benedicta Aguirre and Eddie Aguirre all of Colorado Springs, Brother of Don Aguirre of Fort Collins and Grandfather of 12 Grandchildren. Mr. Aguirre was born in Gardner, Colorado September 5, 1919 son of Mike Aguirre and Elvira Sanchez he attended the local schools in Gardner, and was united in marriage to Miss Dominga Barela July 11, 1937. Mr. Aguirre was a member of the Sacred Heart Church of Gardner, and served in the United States Army during the Second World War, he received an honorable discharge from Fort Logan, Colorado December 11, 1944. Spanish Rosary 7:30 p.m. Saturday January 10, 1976 - Furphy Lawson. Chapel, Scripture Rosary 7:30 p.m. Sunday January 11 p.m. in Gardner. Mass …incomplete

Aguirre, Jose Frank
Jose Frank (Mike) Aguirre - Huerfano World - January 31, 1963 - Former Local High School Student Died of Traffic Accident Injuries - Jose Frank (Mike) Aguirre, a former Huerfano County High School student, died last Friday at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in Pueblo of injuries sustained earlier the same day in a traffic accident on the Pueblo Freeway. Aguirre, who was 23, made his home with an Uncle Pamphilo Vigil, in Pueblo. He formerly lived in Gardner. According to the police. Aguirre was a passenger in an automobile driven by Jose E. Ulibarri, 20, of Pueblo, when the northbound vehicle failed to make a curve and hit a curb before running into a sign post which spun the car completely around before it came to a stop. Aguirre was found by police alongside the auto. He was taken to the hospital where he succumbed to head injuries about two hours after the accident. Three of the four other persons in the car were also removed to the hospital. All were from Pueblo. Aguirre, a native of Gardner, was born on May 11, 1939, and was active in football and track while attending Huerfano County High School. In addition to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jose (Sam) Aguirre, of Gardner, the deceased is survived by three brothers, Armando, Mariano, and Rumie Aguirre, all of Gardner; five sisters, Vera, Anna Marie, Regina, and Elira Aguirre and Mrs. Lorraine Vigil, all of Gardner; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Regina Barela, also of Gardner. Funeral services were conducted Monday at Sacred Heart Church in Gardner. Burial followed in the family lot in the Gardner Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Furphy Mortuary.

Aguirre, Jose Pofirio Sr.
Jose Porfirio Aguirre Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 1, 2001 - Jose Porfirio Aguirre Sr., 93, La Veta, April 28. Survived by children, Porfirio Aguirre Jr., Boone, Franklin Arthur Aguirre, Toby Aguirre, Mike Aguirre, all of La Veta, Manuel D. Aguirre, Hanover, Rose Montoya, Walsenburg. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Christ the King Church, La Veta. Boies-Ortega, Walsenburg.

Aguirre, Josepha
Josepha “Josephine” Aguirre – Pueblo Chieftain – September 29, 1993 – Josepha “Josephine: Aguirre, 99, September 29, 1993. Wife of Fidel Aguirre who passed away in 1938. Mother of Raymond (Violet) Aguirre, Pueblo; Rosana (Joseph) Laydon, Pueblo; Felia (Louis) Arellano, Thornton, Colorado; Lucille Laydon, Pueblo; Fidel (Thelma) Aguirre, Littleton, Colorado; Hilda Blanc, Pueblo; and daughter-in-law, Adeline Aguirre, San Jose, California. Survived also by 32 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, a niece, Adeline (John) Filozof, Littleton, Colorado, and a nephew, Ruben (Ann) Martinez, Denver. Predeceased by a daughter, Marianella Aguirre and sons, Alvin and Edward Aguirre. From memorial card: Vigil Service Friday, October 1, 1993, 7:00 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Officiating Sr. Elaine Kozlowski; Funeral Mass, Saturday, October 2, 1993, 12:00 p.m., Sacred Heart Cathedral; Celebrants, Reverend Richard Becker, and Reverend Anthony A. Wojeinski; Casket Bearers, Steve Cruz, Ben Laydon, Richard Stanek, Rick Fernandez, Fidel Aguirre, Jack Blanc; Interment Mountain View Cemetery, Pueblo, Colorado. George F. McCarthy - Almont Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Aguirre, Josie
Josie Aguirre - World Independent - September 21, 1939 - Josie Aguirre Dies at Pass Creek - Josie Aguirre, 45, expired at her home on Pass Creek Wednesday after a short illness. She had spent her lifetime in Huerfano County. She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Fello Valardi and Mrs. Melah Martinez of Walsenburg, and Mrs. Christ Vigil of Crowley, Colo., two daughters, Mrs. Bill Santana and Miss Filia Aguirre, both of Walsenburg; one son, Jack of Walsenburg, five brothers, Fred, Candido, Cornelio, Ross, and Tony all of Castillo, Colorado. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Furphy's chapel and at St. Mary's Church at 2 p.m.. Rosary services will be held at Furphy's at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Aguirre, Lorenzo
Lorenzo Aguirre - World Independent – July 12, 1950 - Lorenzo Aguirre Killed in Car Accident This Morning - One man was killed and six people were injured in a one car highway accident about 7:30 this morning 16 miles north of here on U.S. 85-87. The dead man is Lorenzo Aguirre, 57, of Farisita. State Patrolman Harold J. Popish, who investigated the accident, reported that he was thrown about 47 feet clear of the wreck and died of a crushed chest. Clarita Cortez, 72, of Gardner and Sandra Pino, 3, of Pueblo are in Lamme hospital for observation. The Gardner woman suffered a fractured right wrist and the child incurred a scalp wound, both suffered contusions. Other occupants, of the car, who were released after treatment, and their injuries, include: Jose Bernard Valdez, 29, driver of the car from Oakland, Calif., bruised back and contusions. Ersie Medina, 21, Farisita, sprained ankle and contusions. Porfie Valdez, 16, Farisita, general contusions. Popish said that the vehicle was traveling south, apparently at a high rate of speed, when the driver evidently dozed off. The car followed the east shoulder of the highway for about 220 feet. Then the driver attempted to get back onto the oiled portion of the road and overturned three times in a distance of 85 feet, coming to rest in the West bound pit. World Independent - July 12, 1950 - Aguirre Services - Rosary services for Lorenzo Aguirre, Colorado's 158th traffic fatality, will be held at 7:30 Monday evening at the Furphy Chapel. Funeral services will take place Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock in the Gardner Catholic Church and burial in the Farisita Cemetery by the Furphy Mortuary.

Aguirre, Magdalena Ambrosita
Magdalena Ambrosita Aguirre - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 2000 - Magdalena Ambrosita Aguirre, 76, Pueblo resident for the past 50 years, departed this life Sept. 14, 2000, at St. Mary-Corwin hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Aguirre hailed from Huerfano County. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jose E. Martinez and Juanita (Rodriguez) Martinez; husband, Andrew R. Aguirre, Feb. 12, 1998; siblings, Genaro Martinez, Delia Manzanares, Eleanor Cordova, Joe Martinez, Domitilia Maes and Lisaida Valdes. Mrs. Aguirre was a homemaker who loved to spend time with her grandchildren, cooking and doing crochet. She loved the outdoors and especially fishing. Many times she would catch more fish than anyone else in the fishing party. Mrs. Aguirre is survived by her children, Elmer Aguirre, Diane Espinoza, Arleen Aguirre and Janet Roybal, all of Pueblo; four grandchildren, Jason Aguirre, Monica Roybal, Michael Espinoza and Andrew Aguirre; a sister, Alva Martinez; other relatives and friends. Visitation, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 2400 W. 22nd St. Memorial funeral Mass, noon Monday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gardner, Colo. Inurnment, Gardner Cemetery.

Aguirre, Margarito D.
Margarito D. Aguirre - Colorado Springs Gazette - July 27, 1994 - Retired Sgt. Maj. Margarito D. Aguirre, 58, who retired from the Army, died July 23, 1994, at a San Antonio hospital. Services will be held in San Antonio. Sgt. Maj. Aguirre was married to Mary C. Aguirre, who survives. He also is survived by a son, Gilbert Paul of Colorado Springs; three daughters, Norma J. Vallejo of Colorado Springs, Teresa A. Klein of San Antonio and Annette M. Byrd of New Braunfels, Texas; a stepson, Edward J. Sandoval of Pueblo; a stepdaughter, Paula A. Sandoval of Colorado Springs; a brother, Louis D. of Dallas; two sisters, Lt. Col. Lucia D., who is retired from the Air Force, and Felice D. Campos, both of San Antonio; and six grandchildren.

Aguirre, Maria Onofre
Maria Onofre Aguirre - Huerfano World - September 20, 1990 - Maria Onofre Aguirre, 88 of La Veta, died Friday, Sept. 14, 1990, in St. Mary Corwin Hospital where she had been a patient. Born June 5, 1902, to Castallio and Donasania Baca Gallegos in Redwing, she lived all her life in the Huerfano County area. On Aug. 25, 1930, she married Porfirio Aguirre Sr. They had just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Mrs. Aguirre was a homemaker busy raising her six children. She had a hobby of crocheting and worked on ceramics which she gave to her children and grandchildren. She was a member of Christ the King Church of La Veta. Mrs. Aguirre is survived by her husband, Porfirio, La Veta; five sons, Porfirio Aguirre Jr., Gardner, Arthur Aguirre and Toby Aguirre, both of La Veta, Mike Aguirre, CA, and Manuel D. Aguirre, Fountain; a daughter, Rose Montoya Sr., Walsenburg; 41 grandchildren, 61 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was from Christ the King Church in La Veta Tuesday. Burial was in La Veta Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Aguirre, Mary Manuelita
Mary Manuelita Aguirre - Huerfano World - April 15, 2004 - Mary Manuelita Aguirre went to be with the Lord on April 10, 2004 after a lengthy illness. Mary was born on Sept. 23, 1929. She was a giving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her life was devoted to her faith, her family and her friends. She gave peace and encouragement to all who crossed her path. She will be profoundly missed. To cherish her memory she is survived by her husband of 50 years, Franklin A. Aguirre, and their six children and spouses, Ray Aguirre, Walsenburg, Margaret Aguirre, La Veta, Moses Aguirre, Denver, Donna Aguirre, Walsenburg, Frances Dominquez, Walsenburg, and Floyd Aguirre, Denver. She was blessed by 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Also survived by three sisters and four brothers, Marcella Archuleta, California, Emily Gallegoes, California, Gene Gallegoes, Colorado Springs, Max Gallegoes, California, Charlie Gallegoes, Monte Vista, Armondo Gallegoes, El Paso, TX, and Catherine Chavez, Monte Vista. Burial services will be held at the First Baptist Church in La Veta, Main Street, at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 15, 2004.

Aguirre, Miguel
Miguel Aguirre - The Independent - June 25, 1926 - Former Farisita Resident Is Buried - Miguel Aguirre of Farasita, who was buried in that community last Monday after his sudden death near Douglas, Wyo., is thought to have been fatally poisoned by some medicine which he took. He had been shearing sheep for the Fiddleback Company and took the medicine Thursday morning. He died five minutes later. As he was over 69 miles from a railroad, medical aid could not be given him. Aguirre was born in Huerfano County and spent most of his life here. He was born on May 3, 1892, at Farisita. He was married to Elvira Sanchez of Gardner ten years and had been living at Yellow Stone since his marriage. He is survived by his wife, three small sons, a sister, Mrs. Max Padia of Gardner; his mother, and five brothers, Flavio, Nicolas, Moses, Roman and Lorenzo, all of Gardner. Funeral services were held in the Sacred Heart Church of Gardner and he was buried in the Farisita Cemetery. Independent - June 22/28, 1926 - Mike Aguerries Buried At Redwing - Mike Aguerries, 35 years old, of Farisita, Colorado, son-in-law of Juan Y. Sanchez of Walsenburg, was buried at Redwing Sunday. Aguerries died in Douglas, Wyo., where he had been on a visit and his body arrived in Walsenburg Saturday evening. His death was thought due to heart trouble. He leaves a wife and three children. The body was in charge of Furphy Brothers.

Aguirre, Moises
Moises Aguirre - World Independent - July 7, 1955 - Moises Aguirre Dies On Visit To Westcliff - Moises Aguirre, veteran of World War I, died suddenly today in Westcliffe, where he had been for the past three weeks. A resident of Gardner, where he was born November 6, 1890, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Donaciano Aguirre, pioneer ranchers and farmers. He is survived by one brother Nick Aguirre, of Farisita and one sister, Mrs. Mary Sarah Padia, of Gardner. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church of Gardner. Funeral announcement will be made later by Furphy Mortuary.

Aguirre, Rachel
Mrs. Rachel Aguirre - Huerfano World - March 26, 1970 - Mrs. Rachel Aguirre, 75, of 306 Russell Street, Walsenburg, died March 22, 1970 at the Huerfano Memorial Hospital. Born May 1, 1894 at Farisita, she was married to Nick Aguirre on August 4, 1916. He preceded her in death in 1968. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Parish, Sacred Heart Altar Society and had served on the Farisita School Board. Surviving her are her step mother, Mrs. Theresa Garcia of National City, Calif., three daughters, Miss Carmen Aguirre and Mrs. Della Medina of Walsenburg, Mrs. Mary Hardy of Miles City, Mont., four sons Silver Aguirre of Gardner, Ruben of New Mexico, Benjamin of Miles City, and Andrew of Pueblo. Sisters, Mrs. Moises Castillo of Walsenburg, Mrs. Ann Velarde of Denver, Sister Mary Gertrude of Des Moines, ID., Mrs. Andrew Landush of Pueblo; half-brother's Ralph Garcia, La Jara and Frank Garcia of San Francisco, Calif., and half sisters, Mrs. Delfina Galvez of Farisita. Sister Mary Jean Frances of Guatamala, and Mrs. Scholastica Sandoval of Walsenburg; 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren also survive. Mass of Resurrection was Wednesday at Sacred Heart Church, Gardner. Interment was in the Gardner Cemetery. Furphy-Lawson Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Aguirre, Raymond
Raymond Aguirre - Huerfano World - March 26, 1970 - Gardner Youth Killed In Vietnam - Army Pfc. Raymond Aguirre, 19, of Gardner died in combat in Vietnam Thursday, March 26, 1970, according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Porfirio Aguirre, Jr. A volunteer, his is the first Gardner soldier to die in Vietnam, and the third Huerfano County Vietnam casualty. Born August 28, 1950 in Gardner, Aguirre attended Gardner Elementary School and was a 1968 Graduate of Walsenburg High School where he played baseball. After taking basic training at Ft. Campbell, KY., he received advanced training at F. Polk, LA. He left for Vietnam January 6, 1970. Among the survivors are his parents; five brothers, Hubert, Manuel, Alfonso, Max and Lawrence; one sister,. Patricia, all of the family home, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Porfirio Aguirre of La Veta. Also surviving is a maternal grandmother. Arrangements will be announced later by Boies Memorial Chapel, Walsenburg. Huerfano World - May 16, 2002 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1970: Gardner Community Center will be re-dedicated May 30 in memory of Pfc. Raymond Aguirre who died in combat in Vietnam March 26, 1970.

Aguirre, Robert Alfred
Robert Alfred Aguirre - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - October 16, 1992 - Robert Alfred Aguirre, 41, of Colorado Springs died Oct. 10, 1992, in Colorado Springs. He was a disabled Vietnam veteran. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. today at Angelus Funeral Chapel, 1102 E. Evans Ave., Pueblo, with the Rev. Thomas Vasquez officiating. Burial will be at Farasita Cemetery, Farasita. Angelus Chapel is handling arrangements. Mr. Aguirre was born Feb. 7, 1950, in Pueblo to Donanciano Aguirre and Bertha Martinez-Aguirre. His mother lives in Walsenburg. Mr. Aguirre had lived in the Colorado Springs area since 1990. He graduated from Walsenburg High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1968 to 1971. He achieved the rank of lance corporal. He was awarded the Vietnam Campaign Medal with the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and the RVN Cross of Gallantry with Palm, among other medals. He also is survived by two brothers, George of Pueblo and Viviano of Walsenburg.

Aguirre, Roman
Roman Aguirre - World Independent - August 13, 1946 - Aged Man Found Dead Of Heart Attack Monday - An aged Gardner man, Roman Aguirre, 71, was found dead at his home there late Monday evening by neighbors. Death was due to natural causes, Huerfano Coroner Dan Unfug reports. Aguirre was last seen alive Monday morning by his neighbors, Mrs. Dora Pacheco and Mrs. Domisinda Chavez, at about 6 o'clock in the morning. According to the coroner's investigation, Aguirre at some time during the day, while sitting on the edge of his bed, had a heart attack and fell forward on his face on the floor, the position in which he was found. He lived alone in the house. A large bruise and contusion appeared on the man's head, but was evidently caused by the force of the fall. No evidence of foul play was discovered during the post-mortem investigation. Survivors include four brothers, Nick of Farisita, Lawrence of Fort Collins, Moses of Douglas, Wyo., and Flavio of Gardner; by one sister, Mrs. Sara Padia of Gardner. He was unmarried. He was born at Talpa, August 8, 1875, and spent his life in the Gardner community. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Unfug-Peet Mortuary. World Independent 8-15-1946 AGUIRRE – Rosary services for Roman Aguirre of Gardner, who died at his home Monday, will be held tomorrow (Friday) evening at 7:30 at the Sacred heart church in Gardner. Funeral services will be held at the Sacred Heart church at 10 o'clock Saturday morning. Interment will be in the Lower Gardner cemetery, under the direction of the Unfug-Peet mortuary.

Aguirre, Salvador Leonard
Salvador Leonard Aguirre - Huerfano World - August 13, 1998 - Salvador Leonard Aguirre, 77, of Gardner, died at his home August 9, 1998 after a lengthy illness. Born August 13, 1921 in Farisita to Nicholas and Rachael Garcia Aguirre, he grew up in the Huerfano County area and worked as a sheep herder with his father. He later ranched in the Farisita area. In 1942, he joined the US Army and was a veteran of World War II. Mr. Aguirre was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Gardner, was in the CCC Camp and had worked at the Pueblo Army Depot, CF&I Steel, the LO Ranch in Montana and was a truck driver for Huerfano County. Survivors include two children, Alvin Aguirre and Susan Aguirre, both of Gardner, a sister Della Medina, Walsenburg; two grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. His wife, Consuelo died in 1986. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) from Sacred Heart Church. Graveside service, with the Fort Carson Burial Team will be in Gardner Catholic Cemetery.

Aguirre, Serafeno
Serafeno Aguirre - World Independent - May 1, 1944 - Serafeno Aguirre, 55, life-long resident of Huerfano County but for short periods, died at Rock Springs, Wyo., Saturday, after being there approximately one month. He was an employee of Leonard Hay of that city at the time of death. He was born April 1, 1889, at Tioga. He is survived by wife, Amelia; two sons, Joe of this city and Jake of the U.S. Army, stationed in California; two daughters, Mrs. Stella Martinez of Trinidad and Miss Filia Aguirre of Walsenburg; also by his mother Fermineta Aguirre of this city. Funeral Arrangements will be announced later by the Unfug-Peet Mortuary, pending arriving of the body.

Aguirre, Telesforo
Telesforo Aguirre - Huerfano World - July 1967 - Telesforo Aguirre, 61, a rancher of the Farisita Community died suddenly at his home early Monday morning. Born December 22, 1905, at Farisita, he was a life time resident of Huerfano County, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Flavio Aguirre. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gardner. Surviving are his wife, Bennie of the ranch home; daughters, Mrs. (Bertha) Eddy Vigil, Denver; Mrs. Remigo (Mabel) Abeyta, Canal Zone, South America; Mrs. Johnny (Beatrice) Olivas, Cuba; Mrs. Mickey (Barbara) Gonzales, Walsenburg; six sons, Arthur, Leo, Lawrence, Harry, Albert and Jerry all of the home; four brothers, Porfirio, La Veta; Joe, Fort Collins; Eloy, Badito, and Rocky, Denver; two sisters, Mrs. Simon Pino, Walsenburg, and Mrs. Isidor Medina, Denver; and seven grandchildren. Rosary recitation was held at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Furphy-Lawson Chapel and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gardner. Mass was said at 10:00 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gardner. Burial was in the family lot in Gardner Catholic Cemetery. Furphy-Lawson Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Aguirre, Virginia Eutimia
Virginia Eutimia Aguirre - La Veta Signature - September 15, 1988 - Mrs. Virginia Eutimia Aguirre, 46, of La Veta died Saturday, September 10, at University Hospital in Denver where she had been a patient for several weeks. Mrs. Aguirre had been in declining health the past several months. Born May 26,1942 in Denver, she married Mike Aguirre August 24, 1958. She and her husband and children lived in California before coming to La Veta 18 years ago. Mrs. Aguirre had worked as a cook at Triple G Restaurant, as well as other local restaurants. She was a member of Christ the King Church and is survived by husband Mike of La Veta; four children, Mike (Elizabeth) Aguirre, Fountain; Irene (Ron) Aragon, Colorado Springs; Carol and Raymond Aguirre, La Veta; mother Ernestine Casados, La Veta; two brothers, Eugene (Rhoda) Casados, Poway, CA and Paul (Lisa) Casados, Victorville, CA; two sisters, Clara (Porfiro) Aguirre, Pass Creek, and Frances Whatley, Denver; five grandchildren, Eric, Dominic, Stephanie, Candace, and Brett, numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends. Services were held Tuesday at Christ the King, Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, and Interment at La Veta Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Aguirres, Jake
Jake Aguirres - Huerfano World - August 4, 2005 - Jake Aguirres was born on Apr. 28, 1921 in Walsenburg. He passed away on July 30, 2005. He resided in Craig for 50 years, retired and moved to Walsenburg. Mr. Aguirres served in the U.S. Army and received the Blue-Ribbon-Combat Infantry badge and the Bronze Star. He is preceded in death by his parents, Serferino Aguirres and Josephina Costillo Aguirres; his wife, Mary Trujillo Aguirres. He is survived his beloved sisters, Stella Trujillo and Felia Montoya; by his son, Alfred and his wife, Eva Aguirres and children; nephews and nieces, great and great-great-nephews and nieces, Eloy and Flora Santillanes, Colorado Springs; Phillip and Marylee Lopez and children, Trinidad; James and Darlene Stuart and Jacob Pino, Liz, Rick and Shane Salazar, Gilbert and Rose Montoya and children; Art and Bobbie Aguirre and Rhoda Aguirre, all of Walsenburg; Doris Montoya (Jerry) and children, Pueblo. Jake will truly be missed and was loved by all. Viewing will be Aug. 4, 2005 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel. Services will be held Aug. 5, 2005 at 10 a.m. at Boies-Ortega in the chapel. Burial will be at Fort Lyons National Cemetery.

Aguirres, Joe Orace
Joe Orace Aguirres - Huerfano World - February 28, 1985 - Joe Orace Aguirres, a Huerfano County native, died February 20, 1985, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. He was 49. Mr. Aguirres was born here July 4, 1935, the son of Seferino and Amelia S. Lester Aguirres. He was married April 19, 1958, also in Walsenburg. A Pueblo resident since 1965, Mr. Aguirres was a US Air Force veteran. After 18 years of service with CF&I Steel Corporation, he retired in 1982. Mr. Aguirres is survived by his wife Mary Neva; two sons and three daughters, Brian, Ronald, Cindy, and Valerie Aguirres and Norma Kappin, all of Pueblo; a stepbrother and two stepsisters, including Felia Montoya of Walsenburg; three grandchildren and numerous other relatives. Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated at Holy Family Church in Pueblo Monday and burial was in North Veta Cemetery west of Walsenburg.

Aguirres, Procopio
Procopio Aguirres - World Independent - October 16, 1950 - P. Aguirres, Lifetime Resident, Dies In Denver - A lifetime resident of Huerfano County, Procopio Aguirres of Farisita died Thursday in Denver. Aguirres, who was born in Farisita, spent his entire life in the county as a farmer and coal miner. He is survived by: Three sons, Joe A. and Elmer Aguirres of Derby, and Richard Aguirres of Dupont. One daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Espinoza of Pueblo. Five brothers Andy, Manzanola; Everista, Farisita; Frank, Del Norte; Phillip and Don, both of Denver. Three sisters, Mrs. Lupe Garbiso, Walsenburg; Mrs. Esther Chaves, Denver and Mrs. Besie Garcia of Redwing. Seven grandchildren. The funeral was from the Furphy Chapel this morning at 8:30 with High Mass in St. Mary Church at 9. Burial was in the Yellowstone Cemetery.

Agurries, Beatrice
Mrs. Beatrice Agurries - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 1977 - The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Church for Mrs. Beatrice Agurries, 65, of 4000 Lipan St., Denver, who passed away June 12, 1977, in a Denver hospital from a short illness. Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will follow at North Veta Cemetery. Mrs. Agurries was born June 23, 1911, in North Veta. She was married to Don Agurries in Walsenburg. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband of the family home; four sons, and sister, Mrs. Florintina Espinoza of Pueblo.

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