The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Alderman, Juanita
Juanita (Crites) Alderman - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 2006 - Juanita (Crites) Alderman, 82, passed away March 1, 2006. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bill Crites; brothers, Danny Crites and Bill Crites Jr.; and grandson, Ricky Greer. Survived by her husband, Artis Alderman, Pueblo; children, Linda (Richard) Greer and Juanita Kay (Fred) Stile, both of Pueblo; stepchildren, Darrell (Jeannette) Alderman, Florence, Ore.; and Barbara (Jerry) Whitman, Peters, Mo. She also is survived by 15 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Juanita was an avid reader and enjoyed bowling and crocheting. Visitation, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home, and 8 a.m. to noon Monday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Alderson, John W.
John W. "Tex" Alderson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 1998 - John W. Tex" Alderson, age 74, born Feb. 21, 1924, in Murphy, Texas, passed away July 12, 1998. Survived by his loving wife of six years, Evelyn- and his children, John Alderson Jr. and Patty (Robert) Sturtevant, both of Pueblo, Colo., and Jerry (Joan) Alderson of Aurora, Colo.- five grandchildren, Kim, Diedra, Kurt and David Alderson and Sharla Hayes- great-grandson, Taylor Ray- sisters, Jewel Derrington of Pueblo, Colo., and Bettye (Pat) Lee of Lefors, Texas- nieces, Dianne Vincent, Gayle Coloman, Mary Kay, Vickie, Beverly and Judy- nephews, Dennis Derrington and Carl Derrington- and his loving and faithful dogs, Dandy and Littlefoot. He died unexpectedly. He was affectionately known as Dinky" to his sister, Jewel, and other family members. A proud World War II veteran, having served in the European Theater, participated in the Normandy Invasion and a recipient of many honors before his discharge from the Army. After 36 years of dedicated service he retired from CF&I. He was an avid fisherman, storyteller, a loving father and dedicated husband, always giving of himself. John will be dearly missed by family and friends. Memorial Mass, 6 p.m. Thursday, July 16, 1998, Our Lady of Assumption. Family may be contacted at the family home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association through the funeral home office.

Aldred, Justina
Justina “Jessie” Aldred - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 1986 - Mrs. Justina “Jessie” Aldred passed away at a local hospital Jan. 16, 1986. Survived by her daughter-in-law, Rosemary Aldred, 49222 Olson Road, Avondale, Colo.; grandchildren, Tom (Charlene) Aldred, Glendale, Ariz., Allan (Roxanne) Aldred, Avondale, Mrs. Nancy (James) Trujillo, Pueblo, Archie and Louis Aldred, Colorado Springs; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Navie Ritter, Dolores, Colo., and Mrs. Anna (Art) Johnson, McMinnville, Ore.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Arch Aldred, in 1956; and sons, Archie Aldred, in 1931, and James Aldred, in 1971. Member of Pueblo County Cowbelles, Zeta Study Club, and Avondale United Methodist Church. She was born on Sept. 28, 1889, in Dolores and had been a resident of the Pueblo and Avondale areas since 1927. A graveside committal service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Mountain View Cemetery, followed by a memorial service at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Avondale United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Tom Janoski and Christine Monro officiating. Her family respectfully requests the omission of flowers and suggests that memorials be made to either Avondale United Methodist or Trinity United Methodist Church direct or through the funeral home office.

Aldred, Walter
Walter “Buster” Aldred - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 2003 - Walter “Buster” Aldred, 73, passed away Nov. 3, 2003. Buster was born March 29, 1930 in Fowler, Colo. He and wife Pat spent winters in Congress, Ariz. and summers in Colo. He is survived by his wife Pat, their children Joan Aldred, Renee Limberis, Nita Kirkam, Grandchildren, Caleb and Ben Richman, Jade and Star Hobson and his dog Hank. No services.

Aldrich, Nancy Tempest
Nancy Tempest Aldrich - Pueblo Chieftain - October 06, 2004 - Nancy Tempest Aldrich, 65, passed away Oct. 2, 2004. Survived by her husband, Richard C. Aldrich; children, Kelsey Aldrich and Craig Aldrich, both of Talkeetna, Alaska, and Stephen Aldrich of Winona, Minn.; brother, Robert Tempest of Berea, Ohio; sister, Mary Lou Moore of Oil City, Pa.; and six nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Mary Jane Tempest. Nancy was born Feb. 26, 1939, in Marienville, Pa., and was a licensed clinical psychologist in Pueblo. Member of Ascension Episcopal Church, PEO, Chapter BT, and was one of the founding members of Daughters of the King. She was loved for her energy, kindness and compassion. Her faith in God and belief in people inspire us all. Her steadfast love and boundless strength will be sorely missed, yet still felt. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, at Ascension Episcopal Church, 18th and Grand, with the Revs. Ephraim Radner and Annette Brownlee officiating. Her ashes will be interred in the Ascension Church Columbarium. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Memorials may be made to Ascension Episcopal Church or a charity of choice, through the funeral home.

Aldrich, Ray E.
Ray E. Aldrich - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 2000 - Ray E. Aldrich, 77, passed away Sept. 7, 2000. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Eads United Methodist Church. Visitation, Monday, 9 a.m. until time of service at the church. Interment at Eads Cemetery.

Aldridge, Walter
Walter Aldridge – Pueblo Chieftain – October 26, 2006 - Walter Aldridge, 84, of Pueblo West, passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 24, 2006. Survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Ruth; sons, John (Lorraine) Aldridge, Charles (Norma) Aldridge; four grandchildren, John M. Aldridge, Denver, Amanda J. Aldridge, Fort Collins, Jennifer (John) Arellano, Pueblo, and Laural (Aaron) Pypher, Gilbert, Ariz. At his request, cremation with no service. Donations may be made to Frontier Hospice in his memory.

Aleman, Henry
Henry Aleman - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 1998 - Henry Aleman, 89, passed away Sept. 4, 1998. A Pueblo resident for the past 65 years, Mr. Aleman was born March 6, 1909, in Chihuahua, Mexico. He also lived in Colorado Springs, Walsenburg and Avondale. He worked as a miner, a vegetable harvester and food service processor. Mr. Aleman married Rebecca Algien Aleman on Jan. 7, 1931, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. She survives him- also his children, Theresa (Leo) Armenta, Denver, Lydia (Edward) Baca, Colorado Springs, Edward (Lydia) Aleman, Pueblo, Joseph Aleman, Colorado Springs, and Tony (Dolores) Aleman, Pueblo- 30 grandchildren- 43 great-grandchildren- and seven great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Aleman is preceded in death by his parents, Marcos and Catrina Coronado Aleman- and a son, Louie Aleman. Visitation, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Leander Catholic Church, Rev. Edward H. Nunez, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn. Family will receive friends at 1425 E. Ninth St.

Aleman, Michael Dean
Michael Dean Aleman - Pueblo Chieftain - April 08, 2002 - Michael Dean Aleman, 32, died unexpectedly April 5, 2002. Preceded in death by brother, John Aleman, Sept. 23, 2001. Survived by parents, Eddie and Lydia Aleman; sister, Gayle (Brian) McKim, Leslie (Dennis) Gonzales; brother, Duane (Sonja) Aleman; numerous nieces and nephews. Also survived by a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 11th and Grand. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home.

Aleman, Rebecca
Rebecca Aleman - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 2000 - Rebecca Aleman, 86, of Pueblo passed away Feb. 14, 2000. Born Jan. 17, 1914, in Avondale. Preceded in death by her spouse, Henry Aleman, and parents, Guz and Flora Autobee Algien; and three brothers and one sister. Survived by children, Theresa (Leo) Armenta, Denver, Lydia (Edward) Baca, Colorado Springs, Eddie (Lydia) Aleman, Pueblo, Joseph Aleman, Colorado Springs, and Tony (Dolores) Aleman, Pueblo; sisters, Sadie Chavez, Pueblo, Cora (Wallace) Montes, Boone, and Dorothy Romero, Pueblo; 30 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Rebecca enjoyed cooking, shopping and watching her stories on TV and most of all the time she spent with her family. Viewing, Thursday, 1-5 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, Thursday, 7 p.m., Romero Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, Friday, 2 p.m. at St. Leander Church. Celebrant, Rev. Ben Bacino. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Leander Church Hall after the interment.

Alessandro, Leonard
Leonard "Joe" Alessandro - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 2005 - Leonard "Joe" Alessandro, born Oct. 29, 1918, left June 24, 2005, to join his beloved wife of 67 years, Mary Jo (Russo) Alessandro. Preceded in death by parents, Antonino and Guiseppina (Mormino) Alessandro; sister, Anna; brother, Martin; nephews, Marty Alessandro and Bill Hoover. Survived by sister, Anna Jo McAvoy; son, Tony Alessandro; and daughter, Diane (Bob) Ferrell, Pueblo; grandchildren, Deanna (Robert David) Beach and Becky Alessandro, Pueblo, Shaye (Ken) Gurrera, Fountain, Mary Kay Ferrell, Denver, Reina (Rick) Sharrah, Mesa, Ariz.; great-grandchildren; Sean Ferrell, Kelsey Gurrera, Saraya Alessandro, Nicholas Beach, Laurana Ehrett; also survived by loving friends, John Sitton and Karolyn Madrid. Retired from Pueblo Fire Department as assistant chief after 33 years of service. Veteran of WWII serving in the Pacific Theatre and honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy. Member of Elks No. 90 and Eagles No. 145. He was an avid fly fisherman and hunter enjoying many hours in the Colorado mountains. An excellent cabinet maker and wood-worker making beautiful furniture for his family and building his daughter's home. He enjoyed music and playing his accordion. His family were his pride and joy. Viewing, 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Holy Family Church. Entombment Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made to Sangre DeCristo Hospice. Family and friends will be received after services at 61 S. Rancho Vista in Pueblo West.

Alessi, Anthony M.
Anthony M. Alessi - Huerfano World - September 27, 2001 - Anthony (Tony) Mario Alessi was received into God's arms on Friday, Sept. 21, 2001 at Penrose Hospital. Persevering with courage through the disease of Muscular Dystrophy, Anthony did not let the disease hinder him physically, socially or academically. He touched the lives of many in his lifetime. His sparkling eyes and, infectious smile radiated from within. He was a loving son and brother. Anthony was the Southern Colorado Poster child for Muscular Dystrophy in 1989 and appeared numerous times on the local Channel 5&30 - Jerry Lewis Telethon. Anthony was the recipient of the Teen Star Award of Colorado Springs, acknowledging his positive attitude toward life. He was presented the award by the mayor of Colorado Springs. He worked at his father's office and was treasurer of Alessi & Associates, Inc., while living his life to the fullest with friends and the family. Anthony was born on Sept. 26, 1979 in Canon City. He attended St. Michael's Catholic School, the family moved to Colorado Springs in 1987 where he attended Broadmoor Elementary. He graduated from Cheyenne Mountain High School in 1999. Following graduation, Tony attended Pikes Peak Community College. He is preceded in death by grandparents Joseph and Velma Alessi of Canon City, Floyd and Frances Cornella and Uncle James Cornella, of Florence. Anthony is survived by his parents, Joseph III and Patricia Alessi, brother Joseph IV, of Colorado Springs, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A celebration of Anthony's life was held Wednesday, Sept. 26, with a Mass of Christian burial at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Colorado Springs. A vigil service was held preceding the celebration on Tuesday, Sept. 25. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for memorial gifts to be sent to the Colorado Springs Muscular Dystrophy Association. At the age of eight, Anthony wrote and illustrated his own book while in the second grade at Broadmoor Elementary.

Alexander, Angus
Angus Alexander - Blue Valley Times - November 28, 1913 - Officials from Camp Ludlow identified James R. Rickuvaris, thirty-two, Greek, who has been confined at St. Joseph's hospital in Denver with a gunshot wound, as the man who shot and killed Angus Alexander, guard, at the Hastings mine on October 28, the day before the militia was sent into the strike district. Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - December 13, 1913 - Board Detains Eleven - Five Held by Military Commission for Murder - Report Made to General Chase Shows Forty-Three Strike Cases have Been Investigated - Trinidad - General Chase, commanding the state militia, receive the report of the military commission, which has completed its labors after one week's investigation. The report shows that during its sessions 43 cases growing out of the coal strike were investigated, including murder cases, conspiracy, assault and minor disturbances. The recommendations of the commission provide that eleven be indefinitely detained as military prisoners five of whom are held for murder, three for felonious assault, two for further investigation, and one, Robert Uhlich, president of the Trinidad union, as a dangerous agitator and alien. Those held are: Luis Zacanelli, who has confessed to killing Detective George Belcher, and Mario Veni, who is mentioned as an accomplice. Frank Gonzales and Mike Guerriero are held in connection with the killing of Pedro Jaramillo at Aguilar Oct. 28. James Bicuuvaris, the leader of the Greek strikers, is held for the killing of Mine Guard Angus Alexander at Hastings. Oct. 28. Abel Martinez, M. Mestes and Nash Lopez, Mexicans, are held for the assault upon Herbert Smith, mine clerk at the McLaughlin mine, Nov. 8. Luis Tikus, better known as “Louis the Greek,” leader of the Greek strikers at the Ludlow tent colony, is being held in connection with a number of deaths which resulted from the battles fought between strikes and mine guards, prior to the arrival of the state militia in southern Colorado. The names of minor offenders who are being detained were not disclosed by the report as given to the press. The Military Commission commenced its work in the Walsenburg district Monday. Pueblo Indicator – December 13, 1913 – Board Detains Eleven – Five Held by Military Commission for Murder – Report Made to General Chase Shows Forty-Three Strike Cases Have Been Investigated – Trinidad, Colo. – General Chase, commanding the state militia, received the report of the military commission, which has completed its labors after one week's investigation. The report shows that during its sessions 43 cases growing out of the coal strike were investigated, including murder cases, conspiracy, and assault and minor disturbances. The recommendations of the commission provide that eleven be indefinitely detained as military prisoners five of whom are held for murder, three for felonious assault, two for further investigation, and one, Robert Uhlich, president of Trinidad union, as a dangerous agitator and alien. Those held are: Luis Zacanelli, who has confessed to killing Detective George Belcher, and Mario Veni, who is mentioned as an accomplice; Frank Gonzales and Mike Guerriero are held in connection with the killing of Pedro Jaramillo at Aguilar Oct. 28.; James Bienavaris (?), the leader of the Greek strikers, is held for the killing of Mine Guard Angus Alexander at Hastings Oct. 28.

Alexander, Charles (Children of )
Children of Charles Alexander - Huerfano World - March 15, 1990 - This Week in La Veta History - 1908: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Alexander lost one of their children to diphtheria, the third of their eighth children to die. Huerfano World - March 11, 1993 - This Week in La Veta History -1908: Two children of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Alexander, their three-year-old and infant, died of diphtheria at their place three miles west of town.

Alexander, Clarence W.
Clarence W. Alexander - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 2001 - Clarence W. Alexander passed away May 10, 2001, in Pueblo. Clarence was born on March 8, 1931, in Brainerd, Minn., and lived in Pueblo nearly 20 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict. Clarence retired in 1987 after working 32 years for the Burlington Northern Railroad. Mr. Alexander is survived by his wife, Betty Eichenberger-Alexander; a sister, Arlene (George) Cox of Maple Valley, Wash.; and his former wife, Joan Alexander of West St. Paul, Minn. Cremation, Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at 10 a.m. in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will take place at a later date in the Evergreen Cemetery in Brainerd, Minn.

Alexander, David L.
David L. Alexander - Pueblo Chieftain - February 01, 2005 - David L. Alexander, born May 13, 1945, affectionately known as "Papa Smurf," passed away Jan. 29, 2005. Survived by loving wife of 41 years, Sandra; daughter, Nyoka "Niki" (Kenny) Lewis; brothers, Richard (Sebrennia), John (Nancy), Frank (Dola), Louie Alexander; sisters, AvaNell (Jim) Gribble, Della Stone; and grandma, Carolyn Connor; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his parents and several siblings. David was a wonderful husband, father, brother and uncle. He retired from the CF&I, and loved to fish and hunt. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday; both at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.

Alexander, Dorothy F.
Dorothy F. Alexander - Pueblo Chieftain - March 03, 2004 -Dorothy F. Alexander passed away March 1, 2004, in Pueblo. Dorothy was born Nov. 24, 1916, in Bloomington, Ind., to Arthur Davis and Dolly Hall Davis and had lived in Boone, Colo., most of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Alexander in 1984. Dorothy is survived by her children, Dan (Judy) Tatman, John (Jean) Alexander, both of Pueblo, Joe (Fran) Alexander of Yoder, E. Eugene (Carol) Tatman of Simla, Shirley (Fred) Valdez of Colorado Springs; and 19 grandchildren. Mrs. Alexander will lie in state at the mortuary from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Thursday. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 4, 2004, in the Roselawn Cemetery.

Alexander, Evelyn M.
Evelyn M. Alexander - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 2004 - Evelyn M. Alexander passed away March 28, 2004, in Pueblo. Evelyn was born May 31, 1920, in Boston, Mass., to Lyndsey and Ruby Jones. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Andrew T. Alexander; and one sister. Her survivors include her daughters, Beverly (Eddie) Johnson, Frances Tortora; sons, Donald, Carl and Grant Johnson; grandchildren, Lisa, Brenda, Larry, John, Laura, Tracey, Trudy, Shawn, Tyson and Guy Howard; seven great-grandchildren; her brother, Emerson Jones; as well as three nieces and one nephew. Visitation will be held from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Thursday, at the mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 1, 2004, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Graveside service and interment will follow at 2:30 p.m., in the Fort Lyon National Cemetery in Fort Lyon.

Alexander, James R.
James R. Alexander - Pueblo Chieftain - March 01, 2006 - James R. Alexander, 71, passed away Feb. 26, 2006. Preceded in death by loving wife, Juanita; and son, Les Alexander. Survived by children, Terry (Slugger) Cotton, James C. (Ann) Alexander; two grandchildren and nieces and nephews. James served as a member of IBEW for 15 years and retired from the electrical industry. Visitation, 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Friday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Alexander, Jessie Marian
Jessie Marian Manguso Alexander - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2000 - Jessie Marian Manguso Alexander passed away Aug. 28, 2000. Mrs. Alexander is preceded in death by her husband, Edward W. Alexander; and son, William Louis Alexander. She is survived by stepchildren, Betty Lou (Frank) Vertenhans, Camilla (Bernard) Porto and Mary Ann (Robert) Davies; sisters, Jennie (Edward) Elich, Margaret (S. Philip) Cabibi and Elizabeth Ingo, Pueblo; brother, Anthony (Lucille) Manguso Sr.; and sister-in-law, Rose Manguso, Pueblo; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death also by her parents, Louis and Theresa Manguso; sisters, Anna Brothers and Sr. Rose Catherine Manguso; and brothers, Louis Sr., Ralph and Felix Manguso. Mrs. Alexander was a member of Christ the King Church parish. Rosary and vigil service, Friday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. Please omit food. Contributions may be made to Christ the King Memorial Fund.

Alexander, John LeRoy
John LeRoy Alexander - Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 1925 - Wayne Alexander, age 4 days, died January 7 at the home, 217 West Evans Avenue, January 7; body in care of the United Davis-Vories. Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1925 - Private funeral services for Wayne and John LeRoy Alexander were held at 10:30 o'clock Thursday morning from the home, 217 West Evans. Mrs. Frances Willey Hiles conducted the services, following which the bodies were taken by auto to Canon City for burial. Arrangements in charge of the United Davis-Vories Co. [Wayne Alexander was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Alexander.] Pueblo Chieftain – January 8, 1925 – Wayne Alexander, age 4 days, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Alexander, died at the home, 217 West Evans, January 7.  Private funeral services will be held at 10:30 o'clock this morning from the home for this baby and for his 11 months old brother, John LeRoy Alexander, who died on January 3, after which the bodies will be taken to Canon City for interment.  Arrangements in charge of the United Davis-Vories Undertaking Co.

Alexander, Juanita M.
Juanita M. Alexander - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 2003 - Juanita M. Alexander passed away Sept. 11, 2003. Preceded in death by parents, Carl and Leona (Babe) Clendenning; son, Leslie Alexander; and grandson, Kevin. Survived by daughter, Terry (Slugger) Cotton; son, James C. (Ann) Alexander; sister, Betty Swihart; separated husband, James R. Alexander; two grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Graveside, 2 p.m. Monday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. A special thank you to Sangre de Cristo Hospice Palliative Care for all their support and loving care.

Alexander, Louise
Louise Alexander - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 1999 - Louise Alexander went to be with our Lord Dec. 2, 1999. A longtime resident of Pueblo. Born on Jan. 27, 1910, in Atlanta, Ga. Preceded in death by husband, Nelson Alexander, and brothers, Eddie and Marvin Glass. Survived by son, David (Jennifer) Alexander; daughters, Karen Henderson, Pueblo, and Marye Alexander, Texas; eight grandchildren, Deonte, Jenae and Johrdan Alexander, Tasina and Tashima Henderson, Pueblo, Tahirah, Alton and Jovanne, Texas; and one great-grandchild, Tasia. Member of New Bethany Baptist Church. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at New Bethany Baptist Church. Family will receive friends at 1315 Bragdon following the service.

Alexander, Mabel Vada
Mabel Vada Alexander - Yakima Herald-Republic - April 13, 2004 - Yakima, WA - Mabel Vada Alexander, 98, of Outlook died Friday at Hillcrest Manor in Sunnyside. She was born in Trinidad, Colo., and moved to Montana, where she was raised. She came to Yakima in 1926, where she sorted fruit at packing houses and worked in the laundry business. Survivors include three nieces, MaryLou Volland of Outlook, Dorene Sutton of Wapato and Marsha Bright of Moses Lake; and a nephew, Dale Sharpnak of Selah. Burial services will be scheduled later at Terrace Heights Memorial Park. Shaw and Sons Funeral Directors of Yakima is handling arrangements.

Alexander, Margaret
Margaret Alexander - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 2000 - Margaret Alexander, 65, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 15, 2000, in Denver, Colo. Born Dec. 9, 1934, in Pueblo, Colo., to Thomas and Fern Sleade who preceded her in death. Survived by her sons, David (Evelyn) Alexander and Michael Alexander, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, David II (Heather), Candace and Daren; great-grandchildren, Ashley, David III and Acacia; sisters, Betty Lou Callaway and Mary Jane Gage. Visitation, Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Imperial Funeral Home, and also Saturday, 9-10 a.m. at the Relief Society Room at the church. Funeral service, Saturday, 10 a.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 4720 Surfwood Lane. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Alexander, Maurice J.
Maurice J. "Mo" Alexander - Pueblo Chieftain - January 01, 2002 - Passed away Dec. 29, 2001, in Pueblo. Mo was born on Dec. 29, 1947, in Rochester, Minn., and had lived in Pueblo since 1982. He was employed at Johnnie's Boiler Shop for many years and was a Harley-Davidson enthusiast. Mr. Alexander is survived by his mother, Melda Alexander; a brother, Jim (Joy) Alexander; sisters, Myrna (Keith) Krupp and Mary (Jim) Volker, all of Minnesota; a son, Harley Hess and his wife, Corinne Alexander of Pueblo. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan 2, 2002, in the Davis Memorial Chapel.

Alexander, Rose Marie
Rose Marie Alexander - Rocky Mountain News - November 15, 2003 - Rose Marie Alexander. Wife of Larry Alexander; mother of Donaciano (Anna) Archuleta of Denver; grandmother of Timothy Archuleta of Denver; daughter of Sabino and Dulcinella Bravo of Redwing, CO. Also survived by two brothers, one sister, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation, Friday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Funeral Mass, Saturday 10 a.m.; both at Highland Mortuary. Rose Marie Bravo Alexander - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 2003 - Rose Marie Bravo Alexander went home with our Lord on November 11, 2003. Joining her in Heaven, her brother-in-law Edward L. Apodaca and her sister-in law, Gloria De Santiago. Left here to miss her forever; her parents, Sabino and Dulcinella Bravo, sister, Theresa Apodaca, two brothers, Ciriaco (Cathy) Bravo and William (Maria) Bravo, son, Donaciano (Anna) Archuleta, grandson, Timothy. Her husband Larry Alexander. The family invites you to join them in memory of our beloved Rose, Friday November 21, 2003 at 2117 E. 12th St. 11:00 a.m. to ?

Alexander, Stella
Stella Quillian Alexander - Huerfano World - January 5, 1989 - This Week in La Veta History - 1942: Stella Quillian Alexander, 78, of Gardner, was killed in a car accident. Her sisters Mrs. Hopkins and Mrs. Alexander live in La Veta. [Editor's Note: Stella Alexander died on or about December 29, 1941. Obituary is listed in World Independent, December 29, 1941, Page 1.]

Alexander, Wayne
Wayne Alexander - Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 1925 – Wayne Alexander, age 4 days, died January 7 at the home, 217 West Evans Avenue, January 7; body in care of the United Davis-Vories. Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1925 - Private funeral services for Wayne and John LeRoy Alexander were held at 10:30 o'clock Thursday morning from the home, 217 West Evans. Mrs. Frances Willey Hiles conducted the services, following which the bodies were taken by auto to Canon City for burial. Arrangements in charge of the United Davis-Vories Co. [Wayne Alexander was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Alexander.] Pueblo Chieftain – January 8, 1925 – Wayne Alexander, age 4 days, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Alexander, died at the home, 217 West Evans, January 7.  Private funeral services will be held at 10:30 o'clock this morning from the home for this baby and for his 11 months old brother, John LeRoy Alexander, who died on January 3, after which the bodies will be taken to Canon City for interment.  Arrangements in charge of the United Davis-Vories Undertaking Co.

Alfier, Peter Emanuel
Peter Emanuel Alfier – Arizona Republic – September 27, 2004 - Peter Emanuel Alfier, 85 years old, passed away Sept. 22, 2004. Born in Berwind, Colorado on April 26, 1919, Mr. Alfier was a World War II Veteran serving in the Navy aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Bunkerhill. He was also a retired truck driver, being an owner/operator for several years. Pete is preceded in death by his son Donald. Leaves behind, May, his wife of 40 years, sons William, Lawrence, and Patrick, daughters Phoebe, Tina and Ida. Stepchildren Billy and Annette, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services for Pete will be Tues. Sept. 28, 2004 at Cole & Maud Mortuary, 1431 E. Florence Blvd. Casa Grande, Ariz. Visitation at 9a.m, services at 10 a.m. There will be a reception following at First Baptist Church, 615 S. Stanfield Rd. also in Casa Grande.

Alfone, Michael Joseph Estrany
Michael Joseph Estrany Alfone - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 1997 - Michael Joseph Estrany Alfone, 30, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 16, 1997. Survived by his wife, Charlene L. Garcia- her sons, Adrian and Dominique- grandmother, Phyllis Lucero and their extended family- and other family in California. Mr. Alfone worked as a car salesman at Dodge, Pueblo One Price Auto Warehouse and Pueblo Toyota. Mr. Alfone was also in the military as a veteran of the Gulf War. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Holy Rosary Church.

Alfonso, Ernest
Ernest Alfonso - Pueblo Chieftain - July 06, 2002 - Ernest Alfonso, 69, of Pueblo, passed away at home on July 3, 2002. Born July 6, 1932, in La Junta, Colo. He is preceded in death by his father, Juan Alfonso; brothers, Narciso and Johnny Alfonso; sister, Antonia Lucero. Survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Mary Alfonso of the family home; son, Ernest Alfonso Jr., Pueblo; daughter, Tina (Phillip) Sanchez, Aurora; mother, Teodora Alfonso, Pueblo; brothers, Larry (Mary), Manuel (Virginia), Joe (Louise), Carmen (Judy), Paul (Barbara) and Toby Alfonso; sisters, Chuy (Zeke) Montoya and Jenny Hopkins; and grandchildren, Erika, Joseph and Jonathan Sanchez. Ernest worked at the PAD, Air Force Academy and was the owner of Alfonso's upholstery. He enjoyed going to many different locations with his family, especially his grandchildren. Vigil rosary will be 7 p.m. Sunday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, both services at Christ the King, with Celebrant the Rev. Carlos Alvarez. Viewing will take place after the rosary and prior to the Mass at Christ the King. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Christ the King following the rosary and at St. Joseph Church following the burial. Military honors by Pueblo Veteran Ritual Team.

Alfonso, Eva Alberta
Eva Alberta Alfonso - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 1998 - Eva Alberta Alfonso, 64, passed away July 6, 1998. Survived by mother, Rose Nigro- children, Leonard (Rose Marie) Alfonso, Paul (Georgia) Alfonso, Rose Ann (Dan) Johnson, Susan (Todd) Whittemore, Judy Long and Kelly (Jennifer) Alfonso, all of Pueblo. Grandmother of Nick and Kristi Alfonso, Joseph, Jacob and Andrew Alfonso, Frank and Jenna Johnson, Candice and Todd Whittemore, Stacie, Kurt and Lanae Long and Madison Alfonso. Also survived by brother, Mike (Jean) Nigro- sisters, Stella Allen and Joanne (Al) Collette- brothers-in-law, Bill Reininger and Sil Colalancia, all of Pueblo- as well as numerous nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law- sisters-in-law- other extended family members and special friends and neighbors. Preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Leo" Alfonso- son, Kevin Alfonso- her father, Frank Nigro- and sisters, Lorraine Reininger and Virginia Colalancia. Mrs. Alfonso was a member of Holy Family Church parish where services will be held. Rosary, Wednesday, 7 p.m., and funeral Mass, Thursday, 10 a.m. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. There will be no public viewing. The family may be contacted at the family home.

Alfonso, Frank D.
Frank D. Alfonso - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 1986 - Frank D. Alfonso was born in Primero, Colo., Feb. 27, 1913, and passed away in Pueblo, June 12, 1986. He had been a resident here since 1961. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church and F.O.E. No. 145. He retired from Dana Corp. after 20 years of service there. Husband of Josephine Alfonso of the family home. Father of Ann Marie (Gus) Turri of Pueblo; and Nancy (Jim) Federico of Durango. Grandfather of Joelen Turri and Karol (Carl) Musso of Pueblo; and Sistine, Nikki and Vic Federico of Durango. Great-grandfather of Rocco Musso of Pueblo. Brother of Joe (Millie) Alfonso of San Gabriel, Calif.; Sam (Ann) Alfonso, Leonard (Eva) Alfonso, Louis (Charlotte) Alfonso, and George (Betty) Alfonso, all of Pueblo; Vito (Loraine) Alfonso of Trinidad; Franklin (Marie) Alfonso of Raton, N.M.; Mary Zappanti of Denver; and Carmella (Mario) Andrietta of Aguilar. Brother-in-law of Lucy Alfonso of Pueblo. Nephew of Joe (Mary) Alfonso of Trinidad. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Church with interment in Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family prefers contributions to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home or directly.

Alfonso, George
George Alfonso - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 1986 - George Alfonso, beloved husband of Betty Alfonso, took the right hand of the Father and entered into the kingdom of heaven on Saturday, Dec. 13, 1986. Born June 22, 1928, he is predeceased by his parents, Vito and Anna Alfonso, and brothers, Hank and Tony Alfonso. Father of George (Joyce) Alfonso, Larry (Sue) Alfonso, Debra (Greg) Purkett, Martin (Philene) Alfonso and Greg Alfonso. Stepfather of Julie Panion, Kim (Rick) Mullaney, Colleen Windon and Suzanne (Teddy) Davis. Brother of Joe (Millie) Alfonso, Sam (Ann) Alfonso, Leonard (Eva) Alfonso, Louis (Charlotte) Alfonso, Vito (Loraine) Alfonso, Franklin (Marie) Alfonso, Mary Zappanti and Carmella (Mario) Andrietta. Brother-in-law of Lucy Alfonso and Josephine Alfonso. Also survived by 15 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and the mother of his children, Wanda Alfonso. Services at Holy Family Church. Recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Monday and Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment in Roselawn Cemetery. The family will greet friends at 1635 Alma.

Alfonso, Geraldine L.
Geraldine L. Alfonso - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 2000 - Geraldine L. Alfonso went to be with the Lord on April 19, 2000. Survived by her loving husband, Lawrence "Larry" Alfonso; daughter, Lou Ann (Jayson) Lowder; son, Don (Alisa) Alfonso; granddaughter, Ashley Marie Alfonso; step granddaughter, Kelsie Lowder; sister, Kay (Willie) Znidarsich; mother-in-law, Mary Z. Menapace; sisters-in-law, Marie (Frank) Tokar and Lorraine (Jess) Spencer; one great-aunt, Minnie Mattivi; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Tony and Lucy Franza; father-in-law, Sam Alfonso; son, Anthony Sam Alfonso; and numerous aunts and uncles. Geraldine worked at the Pueblo City County Health Department for 27 years, and was most recently the director of nursing. She was a member of S.E.T. of Pueblo, Colorado Nurses Association and the Shrine of St. Therese, where she served as Eucharist Minister. At her request, there will be no viewing. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, both services at the Shrine of St. Therese. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Donations may be made to the charity of donor's choice in her memory.

Alfonso, Josephine B.
Josephine B. Alfonso - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 2004 - Josephine B. Alfonso would like to share the news of her entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven on Nov. 18, 2004. She was born in Sopris, Colo., on Aug. 28, 1913, to John and Lizzie Barbata, who preceded her in death along with her beloved husband, Tony; and brothers, Tom and Bart (Mary Jo) Barbata. She is survived by her children, Paul (Dolores) Alfonso Sr., Mary Ann (Edward) Glach; grandchildren, Sheryl (Scott) Hill, Paul (Kristal) Alfonso Jr., Dean (Andrea) Alfonso, Brian (Erin) Glach, Jennifer (Joseph) DeHeart; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Nicholas and Bryce Hill, Sean DeHeart; niece, Amy (Ernest) Hart; and nephew, John Paul Barbata. Josephine spent the first part of her life in Sopris and later on at her family's farms in the Hoehne area. After she and Tony moved to Pueblo, she loved to visit the ranch in Hoehne. Josephine was a great homemaker who loved to cook, bake bread and make Italian cookies. She also enjoyed different kinds of needlework. She spent many happy hours caring for her flower gardens, especially her roses. Josephine loved and enjoyed her family and the highlight of her week was dressing up and going dancing at the Eagles on Saturday nights with her husband, Tony. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 6 p.m. Sunday and funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Monday, both services at Holy Family Church where she was a longtime member. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, please make memorial contributions in Josephine's name to Sharmar Village Care Center, 1201 W. Abriendo, Pueblo, CO 81004.

Alfonso, Louis
Louis Alfonso – Pueblo Chieftain – September 12, 2006 - Louis Alfonso, 80, passed away Sept. 10, 2006. Preceded in death by his parents, Vito and Anna Alfonso; two sisters, Mary and Carmela; six brothers, George, Andrew, Leo, Vic, Joe and Tony. Survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Charlotte A. Alfonso; son, Wayne (Sheri) Alfonso; granddaughters, Jennifer (Albert) Dionisio, Kim Alfonso (Kane Moreno); two great-granddaughters, Erin Rae and Regan Jean Dionisio; great-grandson, Nick Moreno; two brothers, Frank (Marie) Alfonso and Sam (Ann) Alfonso; three sisters-in-law, Josephine, Lorraine and Lucy. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Louis was a member of the Eagle's Lodge No. 145. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15, 2006, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Military honors provided by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Donations may be made in memory of Louis to the charity of your choice through the funeral home office.

Alfonso, Paul Martin
Paul Martin Alfonso - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2006 - Paul Martin Alfonso, 49, left to be with his heavenly father May 11, 2006. He will be greeted by his parents, Leo and Eva Alfonso; and his little brother, Kevin, where they have prepared a great feast for him. Paul leaves behind his loving wife of 25 years, Georgia; his three sons, Joseph, Jacob and Andrew. Paul is survived by his siblings and their families, all of Pueblo, Leonard Alfonso (Elaine) Nick, Kristi, R.J., Krystal; Kelly Alfonso (Jennifer) Madison, Mikayla, Makenna; Rose Johnson (Dan) Frank, Jenna; Susan Whittemore (Todd) Candice, Todd; Judy Long, Stacie, Kurt, Lanae. Paul is also survived by his father- and mother-in-law, Jim and Dorothy Presley of Pueblo; sister-in-law and family, Deb Bissantz (Bob) Ben, Molly of Loveland, Colo. Paul also leaves behind numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and many friends. Paul worked for more than 30 years at the South Side King Soopers, where he befriended many co-workers and customers. Paul's heart was as grand as his 6-foot, 4-inch stature. Paul will be missed for his great sense of humor, his faith and his love and affection he shared with all he met. His greatest love was spending time with family and friends. A special thanks from the family for all the loving care and generosity from family, friends and hospice through Paul's battle with cancer. Visitation 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Rosary 6 p.m. Sunday and Mass 10 a.m. Monday; both services at Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will greet friends and family in the church hall following the committal.

Alfonso, Rose Marie
Rose Marie "Re" Alfonso - Pueblo Chieftain - October 09, 1999 - Rose Marie "Re" Alfonso, 43, passed away Oct. 7, 1999. Survived by her husband, Leonard Alfonso; children, Nick Alfonso and Kristi Alfonso; and mother, Rosalie Bonfiglio, all of Pueblo. Also survived by her brother, Anthony (Darlene) Bonfiglio, Pueblo; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law, nieces; nephews; aunts and uncles including special great uncle, Sam Geonetta; and grandmother, Rose Nigro. Preceded in death by her father, Pete Bonfiglio; grandparents, Tony and Josephine Bonfiglio; father and mother-in-law, Leo and Eva Alfonso; grandmother, Rose Giarratano; and grandfather, Frank Nigro. Mrs. Alfonso was a member of Christ the King Church parish where services will be held. She worked at the Pueblo County Courthouse as a clerical supervisor. Funeral Mass, Monday, 10 a.m. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nick and Kristi Alfonso Education Fund in care of the funeral home office.

Alfonso-Menapace, Mary Z.
Mary Z. Alfonso-Menapace - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 2004 - Mary Z. Alfonso-Menapace, 92, passed away at home on Oct. 8, 2004. She was born in Hastings, Colo., on Dec. 30, 1911, to Vincenza (Fertitta) and Salvatore Provenza. Zena loved caring for her home and tending to her beautiful yard. She enjoyed traveling to Cripple Creek and enjoyed having a cappuccino at Wal-Mart with her friends. She was also an avid dancer. Preceding her in death are parents, Vincenza and Salvatore Provenza; husbands, Sam Alfonso and Paul Menapace; grandson, Anthony Alfonso; daughter-in-law, Geraldine Alfonso; sisters, Rose Provenza and Jennie Previti; brothers, Saro Provenza, Tony Provenza and Joe Provenza. Survivors are children, Marie (Frank) Tokar, Erie, Colo., Lawrence (Mary Jo) Alfonso, Pueblo, Colo., Lorraine (Jess) Spencer, Casper, Wyo.; grandchildren, Frank (Jane) Tokar, Debra (Bill) Stolz, Louann (Jayson) Lowder, Don (Alisa) Alfonso, Laura (Roger) Kramer, Kathy (Steve) Jenkins; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Frank Provenza, Pueblo; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel, Trinidad, and from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Aguilar. Recitation of the most holy rosary at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, at St. Anthony Catholic Church followed by the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. with Fr. Phil Coury as celebrant. Entombment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are her grandsons, Frank M. Tokar, Bill Stolz, Don Alfonso, Jayson Lowder, Roger Kramer and Steve Jenkins. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers and asks that donations be made to the charity of the donor's choice. The family may be contacted at the home address.



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