The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Ahern, Patrick
Patrick Ahern Leadville Carbonate Chronicle August 25, 1919 Patrick Ahern Word reached this city yesterday of the death in Pueblo of Patrick Ahern. Mr. Ahern lived here for many years. During his residence here he mined and leased considerable but owing to declining health and advancing years he went to Pueblo where he thot his health would improve. He has worked at St. Mary's hospital for the past eight years. He is survived by his brother, James Ahern, of 520 East Fourth street, a sister, Mrs. Lee, of Michigan, and Miss Mary Ahern, of Montana. The remains will arrive here this evening on No. 1. The funeral will take place at 9:30 Saturday morning at the Church of the Annunciation. The cortege will leave the home of his brother, James Ahern, 520 East Fourth street, at 9 a.m. Leadville Carbonate Chronicle January 5, 1920 Local Chronology, 1919 August 21, 1919 Patrick Ahern, old-time resident of Leadville, died in Pueblo.

Ahl, Thomas I.
Thomas I. Ahl Colorado Springs Gazette January 6, 1911 T. I. Ahl Dies In Pueblo Thomas I. Ahl, aged 24 years, died in Pueblo last night. The body will be brought to Colorado Springs today. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Ahl, of 2127 North Nevada Avenue. The funeral services will be held from the family residence tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in Evergreen cemetery. Colorado Springs Gazette January 7, 1911 The funeral of Thomas I. Ahl, 34 years old, a veteran of the Spanish- American war, and who died Thursday night at the state asylum at Pueblo, will be held here this afternoon. The services will be at the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Ahl, 2127 North Nevada avenue, at 2 o'clock, the Rev. J. Y. Ewart officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery.

Ahlers, Adolf J.
Adolf J. "A.D." Ahlers - Pueblo Chieftain - December 1, 1997 - Adolf J. "A.D." Ahlers, died Nov. 28, 1997, was born of Henry and Martha Ahlers in Osage County, Mo., on Jan. 18, 1907. Shortly there after the family moved to a small farm east of Pueblo where they harvested among other products, cauliflower and celery. As a young man, A.D. was employed with various enterprises with his brothers and became a mechanic and painter with W.K. Hurd. A.D. went to work for CF&I before World War I and retired from there as an electrician in 1973. On June 12, 1964, A.D. married Helen (Kerr) Ahlers and moved to Beulah, Colo., where they lived and raised livestock and poultry until 1991. He was a member of Beulah United Methodist Church and the Beulah Historical Society. A.D. loved to fish and was able to do so as recently as two months ago. He also enjoyed conversation and telling his grandchildren stories. A.D. was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, in 1989; his brothers, Rudy and Art; his sisters, Hilda Oldham and Clara Perry and a son, William. He is survived by his sister, Lena Samec of Pueblo; daughters, Louise (Herbert) Even of Beulah, Donna (George) Abel of Pueblo and Wanda Hahn of Littleton. Survivors from a previous marriage include a son Robert Ahlers and three daughters, Becky Ahlers, Cheryl Leckner and Sandra Brown. Funeral services, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1997. Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Hugh Critchett officiating. Viewing at the funeral home from noon until 5 p.m. Tuesday. A reception at the funeral home reception hall will follow the service. Those who wish may make contributions to the Beulah Fire Department or the Beulah EMT in memory of A.D. Interment, Beulah Cemetery. Flower orders may be placed through the funeral home office. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Ahlers, Helen
Helen Kerr Ahlers - Pueblo Chieftain - June 8, 1989 - Helen Kerr Ahlers, lifetime Beulah resident, passed away, June 7, 1989. Mrs. Ahlers was a member and treasurer of Beulah Community Methodist Church, Women's Circle of Beulah Community United Methodist Church, Ladies Auxiliary Fraternal Order of Eagles, Goodpasture Home Extension Club for 36 years, first treasurer of Beulah Historical Society, member of Beulah Belles and the Beulah Hobby Club. Mrs. Ahlers helped publish the book, "From Mace's Hole The Way It Was to Beulah the Way It Is." Mrs. Ahlers was preceded in death by her first husband, Roscoe Clayton Kerr in Kerr. Survivors include her husband, Adolf Ahlers, of the family home; daughters, Louise (Lyle) Hedlund, Beulah, Donna (George) Abel, Pueblo and Wanda Hahn, Aurora; grandchildren, Philip Hedlund, Greg (Barbara) Hedlund, Cindy (Alan) Sweeney, Tim (Pam) Abel, Sandy (Mark) Canfield, Scott and Kristen Hahn; three great-grandchildren; brother, Hugh Lee (Ann) Klipfel; sisters, Faye (John) Hadwiger and Fern Hollan and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Beulah Community United Methodist Church with Rev. Hugh A. Critchett of the Beulah Community Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Beulah Mountain Cemetery. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today. Memorial contribution may be made to Beulah Community Methodist Church. The family may be contacted at the family home.

Ahlers, Susan Kathelyn
Susan Kathelyn Ahlers - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 1944 - Susan Kathelyn Ahlers, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Ahlers of the family home, 1425 E. Third, at hospital, Saturday Feb 12. Sister of William and Robert Ahlers, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Dorland, Pueblo. Services 10:30 a.m. Monday, Davis mortuary chapel. Rev. Paul G. Stephen will officiate. To Mountain View. Davis Mortuary.

Ahlin, Frank A.
Frank A. Ahlin Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 1997 - Frank A. Ahlin, age 91, passed away Oct. 25, 1997. Preceded in death by his wife, Annie, in 1989. Survived by his daughter, Frankie (Mike) Watkins of Pueblo and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Ahlin served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, McCarthy Rose Chapel, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. There will be no viewing. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight.

Ahlin, John G.
John G. Ahlin - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2000 - John G. Ahlin, age 82, born July 6, 1917, passed away March 8, 2000. Preceded in death by his wife, Jessie J. Ahlin. Survived by John G. Ahlin Jr., Vonnie (Bobby) Stransky, Pam (Mike) Possehl, Johnny Ahlin, Janis (Nick) Buccola, Jennifer Buccola, Nickolas Buccola, Jack Ahlin (Kaye D'Cristina), Brianne Ahlin (Jesse Moore), James Ahlin (Pam Bachorski), and Jason and Melissa Ahlin. Also survived by sisters, Frances and Olga; daughters-in-law, Elva Gabaldon, Leah Ahlin and Tari Ahlin; as well as numerous great-grandchildren. John had 40 years of service with the CF&I Steel Corp. Special thanks to St. Mary-Corwin Hospital ICU nurse Gail Martinez. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, Saturday, 10 a.m., St. Mary Church. Inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation in care of the funeral home office.

Ahlquist, T.M.
Dr. T. M. Ahlquist - Huerfano World - July 18, 1991 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1946: Died, Dr. T.M. Ahlquist, 69, former physician here from 1899-1910 and camp doctor for Hezron, Pryor and Primrose.

Aho, Reino E.
Reino E. "Ray" Aho - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 1999 - Reino E. "Ray" Aho passed away June 21, 1999 , at his home in Pueblo. He was born Feb. 13, 1927, in Prairie Lake, Minn., and had lived in Pueblo since 1967. Ray was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II. He was employed by Local Operating Engineers Local No. 9 for many years before his retirement in 1987. Ray was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Bond; a granddaughter, Dacia Bond; and one brother, William Aho. His survivors include his wife, Evelyn, of the family home; sons, David (Susie) Meadows of Pueblo West, Gary (Kathy) Aho, and Jeff Aho, both of Pueblo; five grandchildren, Damian and Kristen Meadows, Brett Bond, Julie and Max Upton. At his request, no viewing. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 24, 1999 , in the King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood, with Rev. Mark Crates and Rev. A.W. Miller officiating. Graveside services and interment of the cremated remains will be held at a later date in Prairie Lake, Minn. The family will greet friends in the Fellowship Hall at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations by made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst Pl., Pueblo, Colo., 81004.

Ahrendt, Grant Jr.
Grant Ahrendt Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 2004 - Grant Ahrendt Jr., 31, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord May 9, 2004. Preceded in death by father, Grant Ahrendt Sr. Survived by loving wife, Filishia Ahrendt; daughters, Jacqueline and Jodi; mother, Rose (Dave) Arguello; stepfather, Ron (Char) Lopez; brothers, Jack (Judy) and Travis. Private family graveside service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grant's children, in care of Romero Funeral Home, 110 Cleveland St., Pueblo, CO, 81004.

Ahrens, Hilda M.
Hilda M. Ahrens - El Dorado Times February 19, 2004 - Hilda M. Ahrens, 91, of El Dorado, KS died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, at the Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Friday at Sunset Lawns Cemetery. She was born March 5, 1912, at Las Animas, Colo., the daughter of John and Maggie Young Morgan. She graduated from Wichita Business College and was a well-known seamstress for more than 50 years. She came to El Dorado in 1950 from Wichita, living previously in Colorado. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. In 1954 she married Herbert Ahrens in Garden City. He preceded her in death in 1974. Survivors include: several nieces and nephews including Susan M. Smalling of Murrieta, Calif., and Karen Young. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters. Memorials in her memory for the Presbyterian Church may be left at Carlson Funeral Home who has the arrangements.

Aibner, Andrew
Andrew Aibner - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - October 22, 1996 - Andrew Aibner, 87, died Oct. 20, 1996, at a local care facility. He was the owner and operator of Andy's Meat Market for 44 years. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses with the Rev. Rick Fite officiating. Entombment will be at Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum. Mr. Aibner was born Nov. 8, 1908, in Walsenburg to Gusto and Josephine (Rankell) Aibner, who are deceased. He was married Dec. 25, 1945, in Denver to Kathryn Hart, who died in 1988. He is survived by a son, Bob J. of Colorado Springs; a daughter, Andrea Landeck of Westminster; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters. Mr. Aibner graduated from Walsenburg High School. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church and a former member of the Lions Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and family life. He had lived in Colorado Springs since 1944. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Presbyterian Church, 2511 N. Logan Ave., Colorado Springs 80907.

Aigaki, Martha R.
Martha R. Aigaki - October 31, 2000 - Martha R. Aigaki of Brighton, a homemaker, died Oct. 24 at Platte Valley Medical Center. She was 81. Services were Friday at Olinger's Highland Mortuary. Interment was in Olinger's Highland Cemetery. She was born Jan. 24, 1919, in Galliton, Mo. On Dec. 7, 1966, she married Charlie Aigaki in Alamosa. Her interests included crocheting, music and crafts. She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Martha Eklund, Brush, Mary Henry, Ardmore, Okla., and Frances Elley, Walsenburg; a sister, Mary Wurster, Lenox, Iowa; 10 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Aiken, Sam
Sam Aiken Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain July 18, 1878 Sam Aiken, a man formerly in the employ of the Denver & Rio Grande railway company, and also of Major Elderkin when he was stationed in this city, committed suicide in the rear of the Planter's House, at Denver, on Wednesday. Rum.

Ainsley-Secora, Austin Anthony
Austin Anthony Ainsley-Secora - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 1999 - Austin Anthony Ainsley-Secora passed away June 24, 1999 . Survived by his parents, Anthony Secora and Judy Ainsley- grandparents, Mary Ainsley and Mia Secora- aunts, Jennifer Secora, Rachel Secora and Nicole Secora- uncle, Joseph Secora- and great-grandparents, Tony and Janice Spinuzzi, all of Pueblo. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 29, 1999 , at Memorial Gardens.

Aitake, M.
M. Aitake - Huerfano World - December 20, 1990 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1902: M. Aitake was killed by a fall of rock in the Walsen Mines. He was the first Japanese to be buried in Huerfano County. [Editor's Note: M. Aitake died on December 11, 1902. Obituary is listed in Walsenburg World, December 18, 1902, Page 1.]

Akers, Claude O.
Claude O. Akers - Rocky Mountain News - September 18, 1911 - Claude O. Akers at Colorado Springs, Sep 17, riding a motorcycle, collided with an automobile south of Colorado Springs on Pueblo Road. The automobile was driven by H. E. Brayton, a lawyer of Pueblo, having just crossed the bridge on a turn when Akers, coming from the opposite direction, crashed into the car. Brayton rushed with Akers to the hospital. Brayton expressed his willingness at police headquarters to be of any assistance. Investigation revealed Akers was on the wrong side of the road. Akers was a bookkeeper at the First National Bank of this city. He was married.

Akers, Edith
Edith M. Akers - Walsenburg World - March 22, 1928 - Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Ackers of La Veta, who is a niece of Mrs. Morgan Patterson, of this community. Walsenburg Weekly - March 29, 1928 - Funeral services for Edith M. Akers, 35, who died in La Veta Mar. 21, were held at the La Veta school house last Friday, the Rev. Paul Rich and John De Vries officiating. Burial was in the La Veta Cemetery, under direction of Benefiel's Mortuary. Mrs. Akers was born at Rouse and educated in La Veta and was graduated from Colorado Teachers College. Later she taught in La Veta schools for four years. She married Joseph Akers. In 1915 her husband died. Surviving are the parents, two daughters, Virginia and Josephine, three brothers, Lawrence of New Mexico, Dewey of Cheraw, Colorado, Evans of La Veta. Walsenburg Weekly - June 4, 1928 - Notice of Adjustment Day - Estate of Edith M. Akers, Deceased. All persons having claims against said estate are hereby notified to present them for adjustment to the County Court of Huerfano County, Colorado, on the 18th day of June, A.D. 1928. J. E. Marker, Administrator. Edith Akers - Huerfano World - March 22, 1990 - This Week in La Veta History - 1928: Died, Edith Akers, who was born in 1893 in Rouse and died of scarlet fever. She leaves two daughters, Josephine and Virginia. Her husband Joseph died in 1921.

Akers, Joseph
Joseph Akers - Huerfano World - March 7, 1991 - This Week in La Veta History - 1921: Joseph Akers, the husband of Edith Marker, died at the age of 42 at Camp Dix, N.J.

Akers, William H.
William H. Akers - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 1999 - William H. Akers, age 85, departed this life Feb. 18, 1999. A resident of Pueblo since 1939, Mr. Akers was born in Blooming Grove, Texas, on April 16, 1913. William retired from the C.F.&I. in 1975. He was a member of V.F.W. Post 3641. He is preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Martha Elizabeth (Allmon) Akers, five sisters and one brother. Survived by Theresa, his loving wife of 47 years- daughter, Kathleen (David) Serena- and son, John Akers. Grandfather of Paul, Anne and Rachel Serena. Also survived by aunt, Augusta Allmon, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral Service, Saturday, 2 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Viewing at George McCarthy Funeral Home on Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Akin, Aaron Dale
Aaron Dale Akin - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 1998 - Aaron Dale Akin, 35, passed away July 7, 1998. Survived by his mother, Evelynn Wear of Pueblo; father, Warren Akin of Denver; brother, Josh L. (Lori) Wear of Pueblo; sisters, Karen Shields and Gail Wear, both of Pueblo; niece, Jolene Wear; nephews, Allen Wear and Ray and James Cage, all of Pueblo; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Mr. Akin was a member of Christian Growth Center. He also enjoyed riding his bicycle. Funeral, 10 a.m. Saturday, Christian Growth Center. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. today.

Akin, Earl W.
Earl W. Akin - Pueblo Chieftain - October 3, 1987 - Earl W. Akin, late of Pueblo, died Oct. 1, 1987, at a local hospital. Survived by his wife, Genevieve D. Akin, of the family home; children, Ronald (Betty) Akin, Marge (Jim) Thomas, Joyce (Jerry) Leachman, all of Pueblo; Walter (Karen) Akin, Cheyenne, Wyo.; and Janet (Dave) Pankoff, Pueblo. Survived also by 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; brother, Roy (Verna) Jones, Estes Park; and sister, Shirley (Richard) Cline, Pueblo. Born Aug. 9, 1913, in Pueblo, and a lifetime resident. Mr. Akin worked for the Clarence Robb Auto Body Shop, retiring in 1975. Memorial service, 2 p.m. today at the Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel with the Rev, William V. Powers officiating. At his request, cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium.

Akin, Lyman C.
Lyman C. Akin - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2008 - Lyman C. Akin 86, longtime resident of Rye, Colo., passed away Nov. 11, 2008, in Aurora, Colo. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Norma Akin; sisters, Ila Avenell and Joann Naimy; and granddaughter, Anne Barnhart. He is survived by his children, Nancy (Larry) Mason, Grand Junction, Colo., Linda (Mickey) Barnhart, Cheyenne, Wyo., and Shirley (Richard) Pool, Rye, Colo.; grandchildren, Heather, Cameron, Joe, Jackie, Brandon, Jeff, Dusty, Cory, Derrick and Stony; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Arloa (Nick) Radakovich; and brother- in-law, Clair Avenell. Also survived by three nieces; one nephew; many cousins and friends. Viewing, 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, Valley Community Church in Colorado City, 4253 Mercantile St. Interment, Brookside Cemetery. Arrangements through T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Akin, Ray D.
Ray D. Akin - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 1987 - Ray D. Akin, former Pueblo resident, passed away in Denver. Survivors include his wife, Virginia B. Akin; son, Douglas R. Akin, Whiteriver, Ariz.; daughter, Iris R. Nichols, Northglenn; brothers, Earl Akin, Roy Akin; sister, Shirley Cline; granddaughters, Autumn Mohlman, Elaine Ferguson and Raeann Cabana, and four great-grandchildren. Services will be held at Olinger Englewood Chapel, 2775 S. Broadway, 9 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will be at 1 p.m. in Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Akin, Virginia
Virginia Akin - Pueblo Chieftain - August 8, 1987 - Virginia Akin, Denver, formerly of Pueblo, died Aug. 6, 1987. Wife of the late Ray D. Akin; mother of Clara White, North Carolina, Iris Nichols, Denver, and Douglas Akin, Arizona. Also survived by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Service, 9 a.m. Saturday, Olinger Englewood Chapel. Interment, 1 p.m. at Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pueblo.

Akin, William H.
William H. Akin - Colorado Springs Free Press - February 13, 1964 - Services for William H. Akin, 71, of 439 W. San Rafael, will be 3 p.m. Friday in Our Chapel of Memories. Rev. Christian J. Thearle will officiate. Graveside services will be conducted by Colorado Springs Lodge 38, IOOF, in Evergreen Cemetery. Members of the lodge will serve as pall bearers. Mr. Akin, a lifetime resident, died Wednesday in a local hospital. A maintenance man, he was employed by Outwest Printing until 1955. He was a member of the IOOF Lodge 38 for 40 years. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Marie Akin of Colorado Springs; a sister, Mrs. Lois Fitzsimmons of La Habra, Calif.; and two cousins, Mrs. Maude Masterson of Pueblo and Mrs. Dorothy Alt of Denver.



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