The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
This page contributed by Karen Mitchell.

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Algien, Mary O. Valdez
Mary O. Valdez Algien - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 1999 - Mary 0. Valdez Algien, 93, passed away at her home in Avondale Dec. 21,1999. She was born Oct. 23,1906, in Huerfano County, and had lived here for the past 73 years. To her community she was affectionately known as "Grandma Mary." Her life revolved around her family, she always looked forward to cooking for her children and grandchildren. She was a member of the Autobee Club, Avondale SRDA, Sacred Heart Church Altar Rosary Society. Preceded in death by parents Ruben and Frances Valdez; husband, Ned Algien Sr.; daughter, Evelyn Rael; grandson, Manuel Staffiero Jr.; six brothers and one sister. Survived by her children, Ned Algien Jr., Grace Mondragon, Danny (Linda) Algien, Gerri (Manuel) Staffiero Sr., Phillip (Genevieve) Algien, Flora (Ray) Flores, Patty (Edward) Baca, Dolores (Gilbert) Avalos, Eloise (Scott) Trueblood; 24 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Both services Sacred Heart Church, Avondale. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Rev. Maurice 0. Gallagher celebrant. Interment beside her beloved husband at St. Vrain Cemetery, Avondale. Family will receive friends at the church hall.

Algien, Ned G.
Ned G. Algien - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2005 - Ned G. Algien, 72, lifetime Avondale resident born on May 23, 1932, passed away on March 22, 2005, at Parkview Medical Center. Ned was affectionately known to his grandchildren as "Gramps" and to his friends and co-workers he was "Chimbas." Ned was a retired ammo inspector at the Pueblo Army Depot. He loved to watch the Denver Broncos with his grandchildren and enjoyed his daily walks and workouts. Ned also was a volunteer at McHarg Community Center in Avondale. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ned and Mary Algien; a sister, Evelyn Rael; nephew, Manny Staffiero; and brother-in-law, Ross Mondragon. Ned is survived by his children, Loretta Algien, Cindy Algien, Bernadette (William) Marquez, Brenda (Paul) Padilla, Michael (Veronica) Algien; two brothers, Daniel (Linda) Algien and Phillip (Gen) Algien; five sisters, Flora (Ray) Flores, Patty (Edward) Baca, Geraldine (Manuel) Staffiero, Dolores (Gilbert) Avalos and Grace Mondragon; former wife, Isabel Baldo; grandchildren, Eric (Olivia) Mares, Jacob Algien, Carlos Mares, Adam Algien, Joseph Marquez, Anthony and Cassandra Padilla; five great-grandchildren, Anna and Ashley Algien, Naomi and Eric Mares and Isaiah Algien; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 5 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. John O'Flynn, as celebrant; both services, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Avondale. Military honors at graveside by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team, St. Vrain Cemetery.

Algien, Priscilla Rose
Priscilla Rose Algien - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 2005 - Priscilla Rose Algien, 60, born Dec. 26, 1944, passed away Feb. 23, 2005. Survived by her stepfather, Robert Quintana. Priscilla was not just an aunt, she was a mother to three children, Juan (Michelle) Valero, Shelly (Norman) Maes and Catherine (Pete) Gallegos; and a wonderful grandmother to seven grandchildren, Linda, Rudee and Skyla Maes, Xavier and Tiana Gallegos and Gabriella and Diego Valero. They loved their grandmother very much. Also survived by her sister, Ann Baldison; brothers, Edmund (Carolyn) Algien, Art (Lorraine) Algien and Ken (Ann) Algien; and stepsister, Barbara Duque; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her mother, Flora Quintana; father, Arthur Algien; sister, Linda Valero; and fiancé, Jerry Kelso. She was a devoted sister, mother and daughter, and always thought of others first. At her request, there will be no viewing. Funeral Mass, noon Saturday, St. Leander Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Priscilla's memory. The family will receive friends at St. Leander Parish Hall following the interment.

Algiene-Diaz, Frances
Frances Algiene-Diaz - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2004 - Frances Algiene-Diaz, 92, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 14, 2004. Born Nov. 30, 1911, in Olney Springs, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Diaz; daughter, Josephine Vigil; sons, William Vargas and William Jim Diaz. Survived by children, Virginia Archuleta, Louis J. (Kathryn) Diaz, Barbara Diaz, Isabel (Bill) Thorne and John D. Diaz; sister, Ruth Diaz; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and friends. Viewing, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, both at Romero Chapel, with the Revs. Roger Trujillo and Robert Montoya as officiants. Interment, Roselawn. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Algien-Pena, Cora Duran
Cora Duran Algien-Pena - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2000 - Cora Duran Algien-Pena departed life the l5th day of February 2000. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Fred Pena, and loyal daughter Georgia Abalos. Cora leaves behind her beloved children Clara Algien, Elsie Valasquez, Patricia Tixier, Floyd Algien and Rueben Roy; brother D.C. Duran; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Viewing is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Funeral Home. Rosary services, 7 p.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery.

Ali, Beatince
Beatince Ali - Blue Valley Times - October 18, 1912 - Crushed by Falling Rock - Walsenburg - Frank Graboski, 40, a coal miner, was killed by falling rock when he rushed to the rescue of his “buddie,” Beatince Ali, who had been caught by the rock a minute before and was having his life crushed out. Ali died a few minutes later. Graboski leaves five small motherless children.

Alire, Billy A.
Billy A. Alire - Pueblo Chieftain - December 07, 2004 - Billy A. Alire, 64, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Dec. 4, 2004. Born Aug. 27, 1940, in San Luis, Colo. Preceded in death by parents, Willie and Bertila Alire; brother, Lloyd Alire; nephew, Larry Alire; brothers-in-law, Tom Chavez and Paul Sanchez. Survived by special friend and companion, Mercy Vigil and family; sisters, Theresa Chavez, Thelma (Manuel) Valdez, Beatrice Sanchez and Geri Alire; sister-in-law, Elva Alire; former spouse, Dolores Alire, San Luis, Colo.; special friend, Abel Vigil; numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. He was an avid Broncos fan. He also was involved with the Alcohol Counselor program at Alamosa and Trinidad, Colo. He also was on the board of directors of the Alcoholism Counsel of Colorado, as well as a community alcoholism services volunteer for Costilla County. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, at Romero Chapel, Pueblo. Funeral Mass, noon Wednesday, at Sangre de Cristo Church, San Luis, Colo. Interment, San Luis Cemetery.

Alire, Louise
Louise Alire - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2000 - Louise Alire of Pueblo passed away Feb. 19, 2000. She is preceded in death by parents, Jose F. and Victoriana Ortiz; sisters, Aurora Gonzales and Rosa Romero; and brothers, Eloy Ortiz and Albert Ortiz. Louise is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Paul Alire; daughter, Paula (Ike Faulkner) Weyer; grandchildren, Melissa, Jeremy and Nicholas; great-grandson, Anthony; sisters, Agnes Vallejos and Mary Gutierrez; and brother, Dick Ortiz. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was a lifetime member of St. Leander Church. Recitation of the Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, St. Leander Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23 at the church with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the church hall after the interment.

Alire, Margarito
Margarito Alire - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 1986 - Margarito Alire, 91, lifelong resident of Ojo Caliente, N.M., passed away Oct. 4, 1986. Surviving him are daughters, Stella Alire and Margaret Sena, both of Ojo Caliente; son, Paul Alire, Pueblo; three granddaughters, nine great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild and many other relatives. Funeral service, 2 p.m. today at St. Mary Church, Ojo Caliente, with burial following in the Ojo Caliente Catholic Cemetery.

Alire, Preciliano
Preciliano Alire - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 2000 - Preciliano Alire, 89, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 20, 2000. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Ruth; and parents, Fredrico and Rebecca Alire; twin sons, Fred and Theodore; brother, Henry Alire; and sister, Dora Martinez. Survived by children, Preciliano Daniel Alire, Olivia (Danny) Samson, Lina (Fred) Rondo; grandchildren, Mathew Samson, Scott Alire, Joaquin Rondo, Ashley Alire, Stacy Samson; and two sisters, Vera and Della Alire. Preciliano retired after 25 years of service as a mechanic for PDA. He was also a member of the Mutual Protective Society of the United Workers, as well as a World War II Army veteran. His family will remember him as a "loving family man." A special thank you to Richard Sandoval and Tim Watkins for the wonderful tender care that Preciliano received from them. Public visitation is Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, noon to 5 p.m., at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, 11 a.m., T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Graveside honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family will receive friends at the family home following the interment. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 789 Sherman St., Suite 500, Denver, CO 80203.

Alire, Rose
Rose Alire - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2005 - Rose Alire, born Oct. 18, 1921, went home to our Lord Oct. 9, 2005. Rose is survived by her daughter, Ruth Garcia; four grandsons; two granddaughters; six great-grandsons; and three great-granddaughters. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today, and vigil service, 7 p.m. today; both at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, at Holy Family Church. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after vigil service and interment.

Alire, Ruth
Ruth Alire – Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 1998 - Ruth Alire, age 86, passed away March 11, 1998. Survived by her husband, Preciliano Alire; children, Preciliano D. Alire Jr., Pueblo, Olivia (Danny G.) Samson, Pueblo, and Lina (Fred) Rondo, Colorado Springs, Colo.; grandchildren, Matthew Samson, Scott Alire, Joaquin Rondo, Ashley Alire and Stacy Samson; and his sister, Selina (Lorenzo) Ulibarri of Colorado Springs. Also survived by her sisters-in-law, Elvire Alire and Della Alire, both of Santa Fe, N.M., and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Alire was an active member of the Presbyterian Church in New Mexico. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, with entombment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may contribute to the American Diabetes Foundation through the funeral home office. Viewing hours are noon-5 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.-noon Monday.

Alires, Juan R.
Juan R. Alires - Pueblo Chieftain - March 06, 2006 - Juan R. Alires, 86, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 2, 2006. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marinita Alires; son, Ricardo Alires; parents, Jose and Wilma Alires; and grandson, Ricardo Alires Jr. He is survived by his children, Maria (Floyd) Gallegos, Luis (Lucille) Alires, Consuelo (Jose) Chavez and Barbara (David) Alires Palomarez; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; aunt, Elvira Ortega; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. today at Romero Chapel with Vigil service to follow at 6 p.m., at St. Anne Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anne Church. Interment to follow at Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Anne Hall after both services. Military honors by Pueblo Veteran's Ritual Team.

Alires, Marinita S.
Marinita S. Alires - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 1999 - Marinita S. Alires, 75, of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 12, 1999. Born on March 22, 1923, in Costilla, N.M. Preceded in death by her parents, Luis and Marinita Arellano Santistevan- and one son, Ricardo B. Alires- and a brother, Carlos Santistevan. Survived by her loving husband, Juan R. Alires- children, Linda (Floyd) Gallegos, Louis (Lucille) Medina-Alires, Consuelo (Jose) Chavez, Barbara (David) Alires Palomarez, all of Pueblo- brothers, Herman (Mona) Santistevan, Vito (Amy) Santistevan, and Leo (Aurora) Santistevan, all of California- sisters, Stella (Leo) Alcorcha, Carolina (Roberto) Garcia, all from California, Cora (Tacho) Aguilar, Tina (Dino) Romero, and Luisa (Socorro) Sanchez of Pueblo- sister-in-law, Lucy Santistevan, California- numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Sacred Heart Society and Las Carmeletas of New Mexico. Also a member of St. Anne's Parish. Special friends, Kelly Mestas, Delores Alires, Annie Sneathen, Gayle Price, and Mary Garles. Viewing, 1-5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, at Romero Chapel and 7 p.m. Tuesday, at St. Ann Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Ann Church, Rev. James Freel, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Ann Church Hall after interment

Alires, Max L.
Max L. Alires - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 2005 - Max L. Alires, 51, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord March 22, 2005. He is preceded in death by his parents, Maximino and Josephine Alires; and brother, Adelmo Alires. Survived by his siblings, Maxine (Alfredo) Venzor, Frances Alires, Joann (Miguel) Dominguez, Patsy (Dennis) Quintana, Janie (Ramon) Lerma, Wilma Alires, Josie (Tony) Sanchez and Danny Leroy Alires; godson, Manuel Eugene Ortega; several aunts, nieces, cousins, one uncle and other relatives. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. today, and prayer service to follow; both at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, also at Romero Chapel. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following funeral service. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Alires, Ricardo B.
Ricardo B. Alires - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 2005 - Ricardo B. Alires, 32, departed this life March 15, 2005. A lifetime Puebloan, born August 20, 1972, to Ricardo B. and Dolores Alires. Affectionately known as "Molacho." He was preceded in death by his father; grandmothers, Marinita Alires and Simonia Gonzales; grandfather, Valentine Gonzales. Ricardo was employed by Pueblo Brake and Clutch, and enjoyed working on cars and spending all his free time with his children. He was a member of the American Legion SAL Post No. 2. Survived by his loving wife, Maria Davila-Alires; children, Rebecca Davila, Raeann Alires, Michelle Alires, Ricardo Alires Jr., and Matthew Alires; siblings, Donna (Mike) Trujillo and David (Jo-e) Alires, Ron Alires, Cynthia (Albert) Alires, Kiowa (Angela) Gonzales, Marinita (Anthony) Aragon, Maria Gonzales, Sarita Gonzales; grandfather, Juan Ramon Alires; special uncle, Louie Alires. Memorial Mass, 1 p.m. today, at St. Leander Catholic Church.

Alishio, Gail Anne
Gail Anne Alishio - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 1987 - Gail Anne Alishio, 24, of Trinidad passed away March 16, 1987, at St. Paul Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Funeral, 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Comi Funeral Home, and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinidad. Entombment at the Good Shepherd Mausoleum in the Catholic Cemetery.

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