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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All, Beatince
Beatince All – Akron Weekly Pioneer Press – 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 All, who had been caught by the rock a minute before and was having the life crushed out. All died a few minutes later. Graboski leaves five small motherless children.

Allard, Joseph
Joseph Allard – Leadville Carbonate Chronicle – October 27, 1913 – Around the City As Seen By Our Reporters on Their Daily Rounds – From the Herald Democrat and the Evening Chronicle – From Monday's Daily – Will Be Buried in Canon City – Ray Kindle of Pueblo, brother-in-law of the late Joseph Allard, the Wolftone miner who died Friday, will leave the city on Denver & Rio Grande passenger No. 2 this morning, accompanying the remains of Mr. Allard to Canon City, where burial will take place today or tomorrow. Mr. Kindle was not certain last night whether services could be arranged for today, no further word having come from Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Perkins of Canon City, sister and brother-in-law of the deceased, who were unable to come to Leadville Saturday with Mr. Kindle. Joseph Allard, who was a young man of 38 years, had many friends in the city, as was witnessed yesterday, when the miners of the Wolftone, where he was employed, handed a generous fund to Mr. Kindle with instructions that he should purchase flowers as tokens of their respect on his arrival in Canon City today. Mr. Kindle, during his stay in the city, has been the guest of William Bergman, police captain, and Mrs. Bergman at 102 South Toledo avenue.

Allard, Oswald Joseph
Oswald Joseph Allard - Pueblo Chieftain - July 01, 1998 - Oswald Joseph Allard, 83, of Ordway, died June 29, 1998, at Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, July 2, 1998, at Fort Lyon National Cemetery, Fort Lyon, Colo. Interment, Fort Lyon National Cemetery.

Allee, Alice M.
Alice M. Allee - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 1987 - Alice M. Allee of 3925 Farabaugh, Oct. 28, 1987. Wife of David R. Allee. Mother of Valerie J. Allee of the family home. Daughter of Alva and Ernestine Robinson of Rocky Ford. Sister of Alva E. (Dena) Robinson of Pueblo. Daughter-in-law of Josephine Allee, Pueblo, and sister-in-law of Tom (Ann) Allee of Pueblo, and Robert (Mariajane) Allee and Bud (Marie) Allee, of California. Survived also by several nephews, nieces, aunts and uncles, including Alfred (Stella) Robinson of Pueblo. Preceded in death by a brother, Morton J. Robinson, and her father-in-law, Bert Allee. A lifelong resident of Pueblo, Mrs. Allee was a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish. She enjoyed horses and also belonged to the Pueblo Calf Roping Club. Services, St. Francis Xavier Church. Rosary recitation 7 p.m. Friday, and Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Saturday. Interment, Imperial. Friends who wish are asked to send memorials to the American Cancer Society, 102 W. Orman, Pueblo 81004.

Allee, Emily K.
Emily K. Allee - Pueblo Chieftain - August 02, 1999 - Emily K. Allee, 79, of Pueblo, Passed away July 31, 1999. Preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Allee, on June 22, 1987. She is survived by her children, Kathleen (David) Hunt-Harding and Woods (Rita) Allee. Also survived by grandchildren, Andrew Hunt, Dustin Allee, Justin Hunt and Jamie Allee. Mrs. Allee graduated from Hannibal La Grange College in Missouri in business. She worked for the U.S. Forest Service for 21 years, retiring in 1979. She also worked for the Naval Department during World War II and was a member of First United Methodist Church and sorority Beta Sigma hi. Viewing, Tuesday, 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral service, Wednesday, 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. If friends wish, memorial contributions may be made to Hannibal La Grange College through the funeral home office.

Allee, Leonard W.
Leonard W. Allee - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 1987 - Leonard W. Allee of Pueblo, died June 22, 1987. Husband of Emily K. Allee. He was born in Parker County, Colo., July 5, 1918. Leonard was raised in the Pueblo area, where he spent his life among his family, friends and relatives. His loves were his family, the outdoors, square dancing and a good conversation. He was well loved and will surely be missed. Leonard is survived by his wife of 41 years; two children, Kathleen Hunt of Lakewood and Wood J. (Rita) Allee of Golden; four grandchildren, Andrew Hunt, Justin Hunt, Dustin Allee and Jamie Allee. Survived also by brothers and sisters, Clarence Allee, Hazel (Wallace) Gist, Pueblo; A. J. Allee, Fremont, Calif.; Ruth Wilcoxson, Colorado Springs and Dale (Ila Mae) Allee, Beulah. Services, 2 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th St. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Heart fund.

Allee, Valerie Jean
Valerie Jean Allee - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 1998 - Valerie Jean Allee, 29, passed away July 12, 1998, as a result of an automobile accident. She was predeceased by her mother, Alice Allee- grandparents, Bert and Jo Allee and Alva Robinson- and uncle, Morton Robinson. Survived by father, David (Joyce) Allee- grandmother, Ernestine Robinson- uncles, Alva Gene Robinson, Bob (Mary Jane) Allee, Charles (Marie) Allee and Tom (Ann) Allee- lifelong friend, Lisa Telfer- and numerous cousins, other relatives and friends. Valerie was a member of the Pueblo Calf Roping Club and a former member of 4-H Club. She loved horses and rode all her life. She also worked several years as a security officer. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today, Our Lady of the Meadows. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Allegros, Castula
Castula Allegros - Huerfano World - May 31, 2001 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1914: Died, Castula Allegros, 61, a rancher near Walsenburg. He leaves a wife and three children.

Allen, Albert Arthur Jr.
Albert Arthur Allen Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2004 - Albert Arthur Allen Jr., 79, passed away Feb. 9, 2004. Survived by his wife, Geraldine Allen; three daughters; one brother; and five grandchildren. Albert was born Oct. 24, 1924, in Marshalltown, Iowa. He served his country in the U.S. Marines during WWII and was a controller for The Pueblo Chieftain. As per his request, there will be no viewing. Burial will take place at a later date in Iowa.

Allen, Audrey
Audrey Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 2004 - Audrey Allen, of Pueblo, passed on Sept. 5, 2004. She was born on June 9, 1919, at the family home on 40th Lane and lived in the area most of her life. Audrey worked in the family business, Cooper Livestock, at Pueblo Ordinance Depot and as head secretary for the CSU Extension Office. She was active in both church and community organizations. Audrey was especially proud of her membership with PEO Chapter DU. She is survived by husband, F. R. (Dick) Allen of Pueblo; son, Lowell (Jackie) Custard of Montgomery, Ala.; daughter, Joyce (Rod) Rockwell of Colorado Springs; daughter-in-law, Brenda (Ron) Custard DeLaney; stepdaughter, Nancy (Tom) Bregar of Pueblo; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Audrey is preceded in death by husbands, Lloyd Custard and Gene Keith; son, Jerry Custard; brothers, Dal, Ed, Dick, Dale and Fred Cooper. Audrey will be buried at Mountain View Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004, at Vineland United Methodist Church. The family would like to thank all her caregivers, with a special thanks to Kristy Butler. Donations may be sent to Fuente de Vida at Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1716 Reading, Pueblo, CO, 81001.

Allen, Charles H.
Charles H. Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - March 05, 2006 - Charles H. Allen, 88, longtime resident of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Feb. 20, 2006, in Meeker, Okla. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Anne V. (Rupar); one son Charles H. Allen, Jr. and daughter-in-law Mary Jo Allen; grandsons Patrick (Terri) Allen, David (Michelle) Allen and Stephen (Cindy) Jennings; granddaughters Stacy (David) Robertson and Angie Bingham; five great-granddaughters and one great-grandson, sisters-in-law Virginia (Richard) Fellion, Josephine Rupar and Anita Allen; brother-in-law Robert Leasure, and numerous nieces and nephews. At his request, cremation Paylor Funeral Home, Midwest City, Okla. Inurnment at Wellston Cemetery, Wellston, Okla. Longtime member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, Pueblo. Services were held at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Chandler, Okla., Feb. 24, 2006, where they attended after moving to Chandler, Okla. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Allen, Constance L.
Constance L. Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 2005 - Constance L. Allen, 85, passed away at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta on June 20. Survived by children, Penny Allen, Pueblo, Nancy (Ray) Dixon, Fort Collins. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday at Peacock Memorial Chapel in La Junta. Memorial donations to AVRMC Auxiliary or to the United Methodist Church of La Junta.

Allen, Dana Lee
Dana Lee Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 2004 - Dana Lee Allen, 32, a lifelong resident of Canon City, Colo., died Nov. 25, 2004. She was born on Nov. 26, 1972, in Canon City, Colo., to Clint and Dot Allen. Dana graduated from Canon City High School in 1994. She was a very joyful and upbeat person with never a negative side. Dana loved life, being with people, collecting Barbies, going to Cripple Creek and Wal-Mart. She also loved music and singing in the choir in high school. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Starpoint and participated in a coffee group at Wal-Mart. Dana is survived by her parents; sister, Denise (Mike) Kovac, Pueblo, Colo.; brother, Dave (Jackie) Allen, Pueblo, Colo.; nieces and nephews, Mak and Hunter Kovac, Kaleigh, Joseph, Danielle, and Matthew Allen, all of Pueblo, Colo.; grandmother, Alma Allen of Des Moines, N.M.; several aunts and uncles, great-aunts and -uncles and cousins. The family will receive friends and relatives during a visitation held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, at Holt Family Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at the First United Methodist Church, with Pastors Dennis Sillaman and Bob Wahl officiating. Interment at Lakeside Cemetery. A reception will follow services at the First United Methodist Church Reception Hall. Donations may be made to the Canon City Fire District First Aid Account. Mail to: Fire Station, 1475 N. 15th St., Canon City, CO, 81212, Attn.: Dave Marshall.

Allen, David
David Allen – Durango Democrat – February 10, 1901 – Exciting Affray – Pueblo Negro Uses Revolver With Deadly Effect – Pueblo, Feb. 9 – David Allen, a prominent saloon keeper and sporting man, was killed and his brother Arthur, barkeeper at the Grand Hotel, was badly wounded in an exciting affray with revolvers here this evening in the servants' room of the hotel by Wm. Campbell, a colored porter. Arthur Allen had a quarrel with Campbell during the day. Campbell was not hurt and shot each of the white men in the breast.

Allen, David L.
David L. Dave Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 1997 - David L. Dave Allen, 38, passed away unexpectedly July 24, 1997. Born in Denver on March 13, 1959. Survived by his parents, Leonard and Rosemary Allen of Pueblo- sisters, Kathy (Lary) Knox and Barbara Stanifer, both of Pueblo- brothers, Jim Allen, Gardner, Mont., Bob (Kris) Allen, Pueblo, and Joe Allen, Sidney, Neb. Also survived by nieces, Katy and Kelly Allen, Elizabeth and Sarah Stanifer- nephews, Brad and Justin Knox and Ross Allen. Preceded in death by his brother, Edward Brian Allen- and a nephew, Shane Christopher (Allen) Myer. Dave attended Centennial High School and was a roofer for many years. Dave was employed by Mehalovitz Floor Covering. He was a good listener, a good brother, uncle and friend. Dave, you are in our memories forever. There will be no viewing. Cremation at the Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 1997, at Christ Congregational Church, 1003 Liberty Lane, with Rev. Karen Sorensen officiating. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Memorials may be made to the Greenway and Nature Center of Pueblo through the funeral home office.

Allen, Debra Lynn
Debra Lynn Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - July 07, 2005 - Debra Lynn Allen, 50. Survived by her children, Jesse Slywarrior Walker, Joel Issac Westberg and Fantasia Faith Westberg; father, Sylvester Ray Westberg; mother, Nancy Lucille Westberg; siblings, Wesley Keith Westberg, Natalie Denise Peterson, Christina Rae Gowan, Rebecca Susan Gerraccino, Herbert Dell Westberg and Melonie Faith Ross. Cremation with services in Michigan at a later date.

Allen, Diana Lynne
Diana Lynne Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2006 - Diana Lynne Allen, 46, was born May 22, 1960, and passed away June 20, 2006. She was a lifetime Pueblo resident. Survived by her husband, Warren L. Allen Jr. of the family home; children, Robert Allen and Bryan Allen; siblings, Connie Goodwin, Kay (Ron) Singleton, Billie Jo (Reggie) Garcia, all of Pueblo, and Bill (Trey) Cartmell, of La Junta, Colo.; sisters-in-law, Sharon Allen-Hernandez and Cindy Allen, both of Pueblo; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by her father, William R. Cartmell and her mother, Betty M. Cartmell. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Monday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Ross Kershaw officiating.

Allen, E. Lucille
E. Lucille (Main) Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 1987 - E. Lucille (Main) Allen, 81, of 109 Vigil Ave., Las Animas died March 21, 1987. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church in Las Animas. Interment in Las Animas Cemetery.

Allen, Earl
Earl Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 2000 - Earl Allen, 63, passed away Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000. Survived by his wife, Beth of the family home in Pueblo West; mother, Luzetta Graner, Colorado Springs; children, Debra Ball, Castle Rock, Casey (Susie) Allen, Washington state, Lonnie (Teri) Allen, Pueblo West; and his sister, Elanor Johnson. Also survived by his grandchildren, Larissa Ball, Nikki Jo Allen, Dalton Allen, Jason, Amanda and Cassie Allen. Born, July 28, 1936, in Trinidad and had been a Pueblo West resident for nine years. He was the owner and operator of the Earl Allen Excavating Co. Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Heritage Baptist Church, 2122 Overton Road, with Pastor Gordon Rogers officiating (take College Road [Hwy 47] to Jerry Murphy Road. Go north on Jerry Murphy past the old Wal Mart location).

Allen, Emma Lou
Emma Lou "Shorty" Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2004 - Emma Lou "Shorty" Allen passed away Feb. 16, 2004. She is preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Vida Roe; sisters, Viola Harris and Irene McCurry. Shorty is survived by her loving husband of 62 plus years, Laurence Allen; children, Bill (Dottie) Allen, Betty Talley; granddaughter, Salina (Seth) Barnes; great-granddaughter, Adrianna; also survived by numerous other relatives. Private family viewing, 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, with funeral service to follow 11 a.m., T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Lunch Reception to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens Reception Hall. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Allen, Ernest A.
Ernest A. Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - December 24, 1952 - Ernest A. Allen dies in hospital, December 23, 1952. Ernest A. Allen, a resident of Pueblo for more than 60 years, died Tuesday at a local hospital. Mr. Allen was formerly employed by the Conoco Oil Co. until his retirement in 1939. He was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church and Pueblo Camp, Woodmen of the World. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Dora Bigelow, Mrs. Ernestine Baker and Mrs. Leona Zimmerman, all of Pueblo; Mrs. Irene Liscomb, Compton, Calif.; one son, Earl Allen of Denver and a brother, Silas Allen, of Winfield, Kan.

Allen, Fern T.
Fern T. Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 2000 - Fern T. Allen, born Sept. 8, 1914, in Plymouth, Ill. Preceded in death by her parents; eight brothers and sisters; and son, John Richard Allen. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Frank R. “Dick” Allen; daughter, Nancy (Thomas J.) Bregar; grandchildren, Thomas A. Bregar, and his fiancιe, Cami Termer, Brian (Rebecca) Bregar and Robert Bregar. Fern was a devoted member of Vineland United Methodist Church, loved her Bible studies and Sunday School class. She taught Sunday School for 40 years at the Vineland Church, in addition to numerous other positions. She loved her rose garden and baking for her family. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday at Vineland United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall after the service. Those who wish may make contributions to the Vineland United Methodist Church Memorial Funds. The family may be contacted at 998 Lane 39.

Allen, Frank R.
Frank R. Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 2006 - Frank R. "Dick" Allen, 84, born Nov. 15, 1922, oldest child of Ralph and Helen Allen, Vineland, Colo., passed away on Dec. 6, 2006, at his home. Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Nancy (Thomas) Bregar; grandchildren, Thomas A. (Cami) Bregar, Brian (Rebecca) Bregar and Robert Bregar; great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Alison and Nathan Bregar. He also is survived by his brother, J. Fred (Evelyn) Allen; and sister, Eleanor (Robert) Courtney; sister-in-law, Alice Allen. He also enjoyed his many nieces and nephews, and also is survived by three adult step-children, Lowell (Jackie) Custard, Joyce (Rod) Rockwell, Brenda (Ron) Delaney; and several grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Fern Allen; son, John Richard Allen; parents, Ralph and Helen Allen; step-mothers, Mildred and Irene Allen; wife, Audrey Custard Allen; and a step-brother, Robert Allen. Mr. Allen attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins and was in Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. During World War II, Mr. Allen served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a pilot/flight instructor. He flew the B-17 and was trained to fly the B-29. He was a cattle feeder and farmer in the Vineland area all of his life. He also was a member of the Vineland United Methodist Church, Charter Member of the Avondale-Vineland Lions Club, Pueblo County Stockmen's Association, Colorado Livestock Association and the Colorado Farm Bureau. He recently retired from the board of directors of Pueblo Bank & Trust, where he was Chairman of the Board. Visitation, 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, 2006, T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006, Vineland United Methodist Church, 1587 Lane 36, Vineland, Colo. A special thank you to Dr. Larry Walls and Lake Medical Group, Home Instead Senior Care, Visiting Angels and the Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care. Memorials may be made to either Vineland United Methodist Church or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Allen, Freda E.
Freda E. Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 2000 - Freda E. Allen, 83, of Fowler, died Sept. 15, 2000, at Fowler Health Care Center. Services, 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at Fowler United Methodist Church. Memorials to Fowler Library, Arkansas Valley Hospice or the Diabetic Foundation in care of Griffy Family Funeral Home. Interment in Fowler Cemetery.

Allen, George
George Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 2001 - George Allen, 71, passed away Dec. 16, 2001. Survived by Nancy, his wife of 51 years; sons, Larry (Lisa Kay) Allen of Oakland, Mich., David (Karen) Allen of Gainesville, Fla., and Timothy (Beverly) Allen of Danbury, Conn.; daughter, Jennifer Allen of Rochester, Mich.; grandchildren, Scott Elsner of Herndon, Va., Andrew Allen of Oakland, Mich., and Cassandra Elsner of Casper, Wyo.; step grandchildren, Kelli and Dawn Tiffin of Gainesville, Fla., and Patrick Thomson of St. Augustine, Fla. Preceded in death by his mother, Gladys Whitlock; daughter, Marcia Jane Allen; and infant twin sons, John and Joseph. George was born Feb. 18, 1930, in Columbus, Ohio. He served in the Korean conflict with the U.S. Navy and also taught for 31 years in the Center Line Michigan schools. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001, at the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West, 434 S. Conquistador, with Rev. Dr. Ray Lincoln and Associate Pastor Bill Wach officiating. A luncheon buffet reception will follow the service at the church fellowship hall. Those who desire may make memorials to the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West in George's name.

Allen, Gladys Marie
Gladys Marie Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 2004 - Gladys Marie Allen, 82, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 16, 2004. She is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 57 years, Melford Allen; four daughters, Linda Genovese, Patricia (Fred) LaSavio, Theresa Allen and Karen Pagano; her grandchildren, Geno (Julie) Genovese, Julie (Bob) Eatmon, Stephanie (Scott) Dalton, Nicolas (Michelle) LaSavio, Zachary LaSavio, Candice and Andrew Pagano; step-grandsons, Justin and Brian Pagano; and great-grandsons, Colton Eatmon, Brody and Jacob LaSavio. She was predeceased by her son-in-law, Bob Pagano; her parents; two sisters and one brother. Marie grew up in Boone, Colo., and lived all of her life in Pueblo. She was a loving wife and a devoted mother. Her life was centered on her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a constant strength to her daughters. Viewing from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at the Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Reception to follow interment at the Shrine of St. Therese.

Allen, Harvey A.
Harvey A. Allen - Huerfano World - December 1, 1994 - This Week in La Veta History - 1913: Harvey A. Allen, former owner of La Veta Lumber Company, died of typhoid fever, leaving a wife and son.

Allen, Hattie May
Mrs. Hattie May Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 1952 - Mrs. Hattie May Allen, of 214 Madison passed away at a local hospital following a long illness. Mrs. Allen was the mother of Mrs. H. H. Lamb of San Gabriel, Calif. Mrs. H. G. Rogers of Olinda, Calif., Mr. Ray Allen of Colorado Springs, Colo., Mrs. C. L. Clarke and Mrs. W. C. McAvoy of Pueblo. She was also the sister of Mrs. Fred Benson of Los Angeles, Calif., Oliver Gerard of California, Mr. Elmer Gerard of Lamar, Colo., Mr. Fred Gerard of Fowler, Colo., and Mr. Abe Gerard, Atchison, Kans. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Chapel of the Valhalla Funeral Home with Rev. Geo. F. Lowe conducting. Interment will follow at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery.

Allen, Henry E.
Henry E. Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - September 4, 1996 - Henry E. Allen, 84, died Aug. 31 in Pueblo. He was born Nov. 3, 1911, in Wetmore, Colo. To Fred S. Allen and Annie E. Betts. He was a steelworker and retired in 1974 from the steel industry. Member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Mr. Allen was a lifelong Colorado resident. On July 15, 1934, he married Myrrl G. Hunt in Silver Cliff, Colo. Preceded in death by parents, three brothers, one sister and an infant son. Survived by sons, Loran E. (Betty) Allen and Laurel D. (Bert) Allen; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister in California; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 1996, Holt Family Chapel of the Gardens, Pastor Thomas Cruikshank and Pastor Bolt officiating. Private family interment at Ula Cemetery, Westcliffe. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Pueblo.

Allen, Jackie C.
Jackie C. Allen - San Jose Mercury News - October 15, 1963 - Fall Kills Steeplejack - Services Tomorrow - Jackie C. Allen, 26, a former resident of San Jose, died Saturday in Pueblo, Colo., from injuries suffered when he fell from a scaffold while working as a steeplejack. He had been employed the past year by a Chicago smokestack cleaning firm, and had been in Pueblo a few days. - Allen - In Pueblo, Colo., October 12, 1963, Mr. Jackie C. Allen, beloved husband of Mrs. Barbara Allen of Pueblo Colo., loving father of Jackie, David and John Allen all of San Jose, and Barbara Allen of Pueblo; loving son of Mr. Kinsey Allen of San Jose and Mrs. Mary Stacy of Campbell; loving brother of Mrs. Betty Bradford of San Jose. A native of Tulare, Calif., age 26 years. A member of the Teamster's Union, Local 285. Services Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 9 a.m. in the Chapel of John E. Dowdle Mortuary, 1066 S. Second St.

Allen, John M.
John M. Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2006 - John M. Allen, age 61, of Westcliffe, Colo., passed away Feb. 1, 2006, in Westcliffe. He is survived by his wife, Bev. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006, at Holt Chapel of the Garden in Canon City, Colo. Cremation through Holt Family Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Bessemer Historical Society, 1612 E. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004.

Allen, Leonard W.
Leonard W. "Joe" Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - October 04, 2005 - Leonard W. "Joe" Allen, 83, passed away Oct. 1, 2005. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on June 13, 1922. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary; children, Kathy (Lary) Knox, and Jim, Bob, Barb and Joe Allen; grandchildren, Brad (Yvette) Knox, Justin Knox, Katie, Kelly and Ross Allen, Beth and Sarah Stanifer; great-grandchildren, Ryan, Dylan and Ben. Preceded in death by sons, Ed and Dave; and grandchild, Shane. Joe served in the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet during WWII and was a graduate of Miami University of Ohio. He retired from the brick and tile industry. He loved dogs, the outdoors, riding his bike and limeades. He is remembered for his quick wit and snappy remarks. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2005, at the Sacred Heart Cathedral, 11th Street and Grand Avenue, with the Rev. Father Ron Roche as celebrant. A celebration of his life will follow. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers and food. Those who desire may make memorials to the SRDA Senior Vision Program through Montgomery & Steward.

Allen, Lura Galene
Lura Galene Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 2001 - Lura Galene Allen, 94, born Dec. 9, 1906, in Fargo, Okla., to Mabel (Ingle) and Leroy Reininger, who preceded her in death, passed away April 12, 2001, at St. Mary-Corwin hospital. Also preceded in death by her husband, Raymond O. Allen; infant daughter; and brother, Elmo Reininger. She is survived by her children, Delores (Bill) Bryan-Miller, Monte (Pat) Allen, J.D. (Kathy) Allen and Terry (Sue) Allen; sister, Nathalie Steed; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Thursday, April 19, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Allen, Lynn D. Jr.
Lynn D. Allen Jr. – Albuquerque Journal - May 16, 2006 - Lynn D. Allen Jr., 81, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Wednesday, May 10, 2006. Lynn will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 57 years, Betty; sons, Gary Allen and wife, Carlene, and David Allen and wife, Terry; daughters, Judy Ringquist and husband, Steve, and Vicki Allen; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren will also miss their 'Boompa.' He was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Maxey. Lynn was born August 23, 1924 in Trinidad, CO. After high school, he started a career with Mountain Bell Telephone Co. in 1942. After several moves and promotions, he moved his family to Albuquerque in 1961. He retired from Mountain Bell in 1982 with 40 years of service. He also served with the Naval Air Corps in World War II from 1942-1946. Lynn loved all sports, especially golf, but most of all he loved his family. He was a wonderful husband, father, and friend to so many, and will be missed by all who knew him. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Monday, May 15, 2006, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, May 17, 2006, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Humane Assoc. of NM, Inc., 615 Virginia SE, Albuquerque, NM, 87108. "May his spirit be blessed." French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500.

Allen, Melford Gene
Melford "Mel" Gene Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 2005 - Melford "Mel" Gene Allen, 81, joined the love of his life, Marie, on Sept. 4, 2005. He is survived by his four daughters, Linda Genovese, Patricia (Fred) LaSavio, Theresa Allen and Karen Pagano; his grandchildren, Geno (Julie) Genovese, Julie (Bob) Eatmon, Stephanie (Scott) Dalton, Nicholas (Michelle) LaSavio, Zachary LaSavio, Catie Mann, Candice and Andrew Pagano; step-grandsons, Justin and Brian Pagano; great-grandsons, Colton Eatmon, Brody and Jacob LaSavio; three sisters, one brother, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Marie; his son-in-law, Bob Pagano; four sisters and two brothers. Mel was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather, who was a source of love and strength to his family and to his many friends. He liked to fish and enjoyed travelling. He served as an aviation machinist mate in the U.S. Navy, enlisting on July 14, 1941, and retiring on April 1, 1982. He was a patriot who loved his country and was proud to be a veteran who served his country in World War II. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, George McCarthy Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Reception to follow interment at the Shrine of St. Therese Hall.

Allen, Michael D.
Michael D. Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - September 08, 2002 - Michael D. Allen passed away Sept. 6, 2002, in Pueblo. Michael was born on Nov. 23, 1930, in Detroit, Mich. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. Mr. Allen was employed as a custodian in District 60 schools for 30 years before retiring in 1990. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Charlotte Allen of Pueblo; sons, Greg (Nancy) Harpel of Texas, Gary (Lynn) Harpel of Durango, and five grandchildren. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A private family service will be held.

Allen, Millard R.
Millard R. Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 1987 - Millard R. Allen passed away at a local hospital, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1987. Survived by his wife, Ruby L. Allen, of the family home; daughter, Deborah A. Hearn; son, Jerry R. Allen, both of Pueblo; brothers, Kenneth Allen, La Junta, Leonard Allen, Minnesota, Eugene Allen, Swink, and Cecil Allen, La Junta; sisters, Vesta Huffman and Clare Allen, both of California. Also survived by three grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Born April 24, 1913, in Benton County, Ark., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident, retiring as a salesman for the Martin Music Store. He was also a former pastor and had ministered in La Junta, California, and Texas. Member of Lynn Gardens Baptist Church. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roy Spannagel officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in La Junta. The family may be contacted at 561-9867.

Allen, Mollie
Mollie Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - January 08, 1998 - Mollie Allen, 99, of La Junta, died Jan. 6, 1998, in La Junta. Graveside services, 2 p.m. Friday, at Fairview Cemetery with Revs. Clair and Gary Zilm, of the United Methodist Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Allen, Mongolia
Mongolia Allen – Leadville Carbonate Chronicle – July 21, 1919 – Bullets for Two Women – When Edna Morris, Returned Soldier's Wife, Refused to Drop Divorce Suit, Husband Wounded Her and Killed Friend – Tragedy at Pueblo – Pueblo, Colo., July 16. – Apparently unrepentant, Ernest Morris, age 28 years, a returned soldier, occupies a solitary cell in the Pueblo county jail tonight charged with the murder of Mrs. Mongolia Allen, aged 44, and inflicting serious injury to his wife, Mrs. Edna Morris, age 24 years, who is in a local hospital dangerously wounded. Morris admits the killing and declares that he shot his wife because she refused to drop divorce proceedings instituted last month and that he shot Mrs. Allen, who runs a boarding house where Mrs. Morris was employed, because she was aiding his wife in securing the divorce. Morris went to the boarding house at noon shortly after he arrived on a Denver and Rio Grande passenger train from Mustang, Colo., fifty miles south of Pueblo, where he had been employed on a construction gang of the Western Union Telegraph company. He entered the place by the kitchen and found his wife there. He asked that she drop the suit for divorce, but she declared she hadn't time to talk about it then. Mrs. Allen ordered him out of the house and he drew the revolver and shot three times at his wife, neither shot proving immediately fatal, and then fired one shot at Mrs. Allen. The bullet struck her in the neck and severed the jugular vein and the spinal cord. She died immediately. Morris then stepped into the dining room where the tables, well laden with food awaited the coming of the boarders. The shots attracted a large crowd and Herman Patron, a special agent for a local mercantile establishment, was in the crowd. Patron carries a deputy sheriff's commission but had no gun with him. A grocer nearby gave him a revolver and Patron walked into the place thru the kitchen, pointed his revolver at Morris and ordered him to surrender. He did without further ado. When taken to the police station by officers, who arrived on the scene shortly after Patron placed Morris under arrest, he admitted his part in the crime and was turned over to the sheriff to await trial. Morris was in the government war service as a spruce tree worker and was mustered out of the service as an infantryman in December. He returned to La Junta, Colo., where his wife and two children were residing with her parents. Later they came to Pueblo. In her suit for divorce, Mrs. Morris alleged cruelty as the grounds and stated that they were married in 1910 and that during their married life he repeatedly abused her and beat her and often threatened to kill her. The first hearing of the case was held in the county court July 10.

Allen, Mr.
Mr. Allen – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – August 20, 1874 – From the Enterprise we learn that on Thursday last, the body of a dead man (American) was found on the Upper Purgatoire, about 35 miles from Trinidad.  On examination it appeared that he had been murdered, a bullet wound being found in the head.  He is supposed to be a Mr. Allen, a stranger in the vicinity, who had recently come in to the neighborhood with about 2,000 head of sheep.  Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – August 20, 1874 – M. D. Thatcher Esq., has received a telegram from the friends of Mr. Allen, the sheep owner who was killed on the Purgatoire, about thirty miles from Trinidad, a few days since, asking him to send the particulars of the murder and to have the property of the deceased taken care of.  Mr. Allen's friends reside in Michigan.  There seems to be a fatality connected with the flock of sheep owned by Mr. Allen.  We learn they are (the) same animals that were owned by Mr. Cater when he was murdered, near this city some time since.

Allen, Naomi
Naomi Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 1999 - Naomi Allen, 75, passed away May 12, 1999. Survived by her children, Jack Richard (Sue) Allen of Fairplay, Colo., and Mary Elaine (Bob) Gosnell of Pine, Colo.- sister, Mary Etta Pogorelec of Pueblo- friend, Sam Williamson of Pueblo- four grandchildren- numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters. Born on Feb. 5, 1924, in Tye, Okla. Naomi was a registered nurse and retired from the Colorado State Hospital. She was a member of Broadway Christian Church. She will lie in state today from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 15, 1999, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Rev. Hal Hartman officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Allen, Nettie M.
Nettie M. Allen – Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 1959– Mrs. Nellie M. Allen, 81, Dies After Brief Illness – Mrs. Nellie Mildred Allen, 81, who was born Sept. 23, 1878, in Beulah, died Tuesday evening at a local hospital after a brief illness. Mrs. Allen was the daughter of the late pioneer, John J. Sease, one of the first settlers of the Beulah Valley, who moved to that area in 1863 from Lime where he homesteaded most of that community in 1861 during the Civil War. The Sease homestead spread through most of the area of North Creek. Mrs. Allen was born in a ranch log cabin which later became the summer home of the late Frederick Orman. Mrs. Allen resided at 1142 Claremont, coming here in 1908. She spent most of her summers in Beulah. Her husband, Ernest Addison Allen, retired Continental Oil Co. employee, died in Pueblo, Dec. 23, 1952. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Dora Biegelow, Mrs. Ernestine Baker, Mrs. Leona Zimmerman, all of Pueblo, and Mrs. Irene Liscomb, Compton, Calif.; a brother Earl Allen , Denver. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Edith Biegelow and a brother Robert Sease, both of Pueblo. There are 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Allen was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church, Wesley Women's Bible Class, Ruth Circle of the Women's Society of Christian Service, and Carnation Circle 26, Neighbors of Woodcraft. Funeral services are to be at 1 p.m. Friday at Davis Mortuary with the Rev. Frank Bradley, pastor of her church, officiating. Interment will be in Beulah Cemetery.

Allen, Omer
Omer Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - March 02, 2004 - Omer Allen, age 71, passed away Feb. 27, 2004, in Canon City. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 2, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Pueblo, Colo. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Allen, Patricia Gay
Patricia Gay Hopes Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - February 06, 2002 - Age 43, departed this life Jan.30, 2002, in Eagle, Colo. Born Nov. 27, 1958, in Lubbock, Texas, she graduated from Centennial High School in 1977. She worked as an electrician in Eagle, after moving to the Western Slope in order to make a better life for her and her children. She was a very spiritual person; at New Hope Baptist Church, she served on the usher board, sang in the church choir and played an active role wherever she was needed in serving the Lord. While living in Colorado Springs, she was a member of Beacon Light Baptist Church, and served as the youth director and bus driver for the church. She loved young people, and was a mom figure to all children of the church. To her own three children, there was no mom like her; she was an outstanding daughter and sister and grandmother to her family members. Predeceased by her stepfather, Elmer Hopes, in 1994. She leaves to cherish her memory three children, Telisha Smith, Pueblo, Russell and Patrick Allen, Eagle, Colo.; mother, Arthenia Burns Hopes, Pueblo; siblings, Raynetta Burns, Trinidad, Joann Davis, Pueblo, Joyce Allen, Amarillo, Texas, Nadine Hines, Indianapolis, Ind., Delma Hopes, Pueblo, Clara (James) Butler, Pueblo, Thomas Hopes, Edwards, Colo., and Brinda Hopes, Pueblo; three grandchildren, Latasha Cervantes and Raquel and Vincent Smith; natural father, Melvin Allen; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 7 p.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, New Hope Baptist Church, Rev. Charlie Sankey officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 2315 Cheyenne St.

Allen, Paul
Paul Allen – Bayfield Blade – July 20, 1917 – Paul Allen, nine-year-old son of Robert Allen of Pueblo, was drowned in the Arkansas river. Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - October 12, 1917 - Child's Skeleton Found in River - Pueblo - The skeleton of a child has been found on a sandbar in the Arkansas River near Baxter. It is believed to be that of the 9-year-old son of Paul Allen, a Pueblo barber.

Allen, Paul
Paul Allen – Durango Democrat – March 12, 1903 – Trinidad Yardmaster Killed by Switch Engine – Trinidad, Colo., March 11 – Paul Allen, day yardmaster for the Colorado & Southern railway at this place, was fatally injured while riding on the footboard of a switch engine today. Loosened bolts in the board caught on one of the ties and jerked the footboard from its fastenings, throwing Allen under the wheels of the locomotive. His left leg was severed at the knee and he was otherwise crushed and bruised. He died in the hospital shortly afterwards. Allen was 24 years of age and had a wife and two children.

Allen, Raymond A.
Raymond A. Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2006 - Raymond A. Allen passed away Dec. 17, 2005 in Denver, Colo. after a lengthy battle with emphysema. Born Sept. 7, 1936 to Valma and Gilbert Allen in Pueblo. A 1954 graduate of Pueblo Central High School. Preceded in death by his parents; brother Gilbert Dean Allen. Survived by brother Robert (Pat) Allen of Colorado Springs; sister-in-law Geneva Allen; niece Debra (John) Kramer; great niece Kimberly Kramer all of Kelso, Wash; nephew Brian Allen of Longview, Wash.; great nephew Kevin Kramer of Ventura, Calif.; life partner Douglas Nunes of Denver, Colo. and numerous other relatives and friends. At his request cremation has taken place, with no services, his ashes will be scattered at a beach in southern Calif. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Allen, Roy Maynard
Roy Maynard Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 2004 - Roy Maynard Allen, age 70, passed away June 16, 2004, in Pueblo. Roy was born Oct. 2, 1933, in Wiley, Colo., to Roy H. and Mary (Thomas) Allen, who preceded him in death, as do three brothers and four sisters. He lived his early life in the Wiley and Lamar area before joining the U.S. Navy and serving for his country for nine years. After his service, he moved to Pueblo, where he had lived until his death. Roy is survived by one sister; Ethel Ausmus of Pueblo; special niece and caregiver, Linda (Jim) Natterstad; special nephews, Robert and James Murphy; and brother-in-law, Jay Goodwin. He is also survived by his very special friends, Phyliss and Pedro Bernardo and Ed Bailey; along with many other nieces, nephews and friends. At Roy's request, there will be no viewing or services. Burial will be at Fort Lyon National Cemetery. Donations may be made to Fuente de Vida at Sangre de Cristo Hospice. The family may be contacted at 1228 E. Sixth St. in Pueblo.

Allen, Ruby Lee
Ruby Lee Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 2005 - Ruby Lee Allen, 90, passed away Jan. 7, 2005. Survived by her daughter, Deborah A. (Larry) Smith of Pueblo; grandchildren, Chanda (Adam) Sommers, Tim Allen and Steve Allen; great-grandchildren, Cassey Anderson, Karrie Sommers and Jamie Sommers; numerous relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her husband, Millard Ray Allen; sons, Gerald and Darryll Allen; and daughter, Jean Bernice Allen. Ruby was born to Henry Edward and Fannie Belle Berry on May 27, 1914, in Rocky Ford, Colo., and was a member of Lynn Gardens Baptist Church. Viewing at the funeral home from 2 to 5 p.m. today, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor William Gordon officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in La Junta. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers.

Allen, Scott E.
Scott E. Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 1986 - Scott E. Allen, 24, late of 27220 Preston Rd., died Jan. 24, 1986. He graduated from Pueblo County High School and received a computer science degree from the University of Southern Colorado in 1984. Survived by wife, Teri M. Allen, and daughter, Jennifer, both of the family home; mother, Jane S. Allen, Richfield, Minn.; father, Dr. Ernest Allen, Pueblo; and sisters, Jackie Allen, Plano, Texas, and Julie (Jim) Cline, Pueblo. Memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday at the family home. Donations may be made directly to the American Cancer Society.

Allen, Sophie
Sophie Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2006 - Sophie Allen, died peacefully in her sleep June 23, 2006, at the age of 29. Sophie was the beloved daughter of Roy and Sue Allen, and the treasured sister of Joanne Allen. Sophie volunteered at Pueblo's Cooperative Center and wrote recently for an employee's newsletter: "the people I work with are sweet, caring, thoughtful, hardworking, and Christian people." These same words describe Sophie. Sophie loved animals, especially the family dogs, Henry and Gertrude. At the time of her death, she was training to become a dog groomer. She excelled at the job so much that her family began calling her the "dog whisperer." Sophie also loved playing sports and spending time with family and friends. Sophie was born Feb. 15, 1977, in the United Kingdom. She attended Pueblo schools and graduated from Tall Oaks High School, Bowie, Md. Sophie leaves behind friends and family, here and abroad, who will always remember her fondly. Her best friend and confidant, Sylvia Ortega shared her hopes and dreams for happiness and peace. Sophie was a very special person who touched the lives of all who met her. She will be greatly missed and always remembered. The family wishes to thank all of their friends for helping them through this difficult time. Services for Sophie will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Visitation is at 3 p.m. prior to the service.

Allen, Vanita Maxine
Vanita Maxine Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 1998 - Vanita Maxine Allen, 62, of Olney Springs, died Jan. 25 at her home in Olney Springs. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Ustick-Donelson Funeral Home, Rocky Ford.

Allen, Violet L.
Violet L. Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2002 - Violet L. Allen, 90, passed away Oct. 28, 2002. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Archie Allen; son, Dr. Jerry; and grandson, Scott. Survived by her son, Dr. Ernest (Abby) Allen; devoted niece, Sandy (Tom) Hoover; Richard (Marty) McKinnon; grandchildren, Julie (Jim) Cline, Jackie Ehrhart (Mike Schiferl), Michel (Suzette) Allen, Nicole (Joe) Shortal; and great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Katie, Mollie, Renee, Keeley, Kennedy, Blair and Ariela. Violet was a loving mother, willing and able to freely share her love with others, particularly those in need. She will be missed by the many who received her nurturing. At her request, no services to be held.

Allen, Virgil Bruce
Virgil Bruce Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 1948 - Virgil Bruce Allen services Thursday, Lutheran church in Westcliffe. Interment Ula cemetery.

Allen, Virginia
Virginia Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 2002 - Virginia Allen of Westminster, Colo. Mother of Clyde (Theresa Musso) Creel. Funeral Service, Wednesday 7p.m. at Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 9998 Grant St. in Denver. Interment, Thursday, 11a.m., Mountain View Cemetery, Pueblo.

Allen, W. J.
W. J. Allen – Akron Weekly Pioneer Press – November 23, 1888 – A special from Pueblo says a broken wheel caused the wreck of a dozen freight cars twelve miles north of that city, on the Denver and Rio Grande road last Monday.  W. J. Allen, a brakeman, aged 30 (?), is dead under the pile of debris.  G. W. Norville, another brakeman, was brought to the hospital dangerously hurt.  An unknown tramp stealing a ride is reported to be seriously injured.  A temporary track has been built around the wreck.

Allen, Wallace
Wallace "Wally" Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 2002 - Wallace "Wally" Allen, 73, passed away July 27, 2002. Survived by his wife of 51 years, Naomi Haswell Allen of the family home; children, Wallace N. "Butch" (Sandra) Allen of Sandy, Utah, Charles R. Allen of Greeley, Colo., Amanda K. (Ronald) Bjelland of Billings, Mont.; sister, Juanita (Dr. C. E.) Ditterline of Carlsbad, N.M.; grandchildren, Emily Haswell Allen, Seth Allen, Amanda Allen, Jeffrey Allen, Sara Bjelland, Eric Bjelland; great-granddaughter, Bethanne Heineman of Clearwater, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Wallace and Addie Bell Allen; and brother, Banks Allen. Wally was born May 30, 1929, in Pueblo. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He served on the Pueblo Police Department from 1952-1962, was a Department U.S. Marshal 1962-1972 and with the Civil Aviation Security, Federal Aviation Security Division 1972-1994. Wally was noted as being one of the original Sky Marshals. He was an active member of Ascension Episcopal Church, where he taught Sunday school. He was also a member if Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at Ascension Episcopal Church, 18th and Grand, with the Rev. Dr. Ephraim Radner officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Ascension Episcopal columbarium. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Those who desire may make memorials to Ascension Episcopal Youth Fund or Pueblo County Historical Society through the funeral home.

Allen, William J.
William J. "Johnnie" Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 1998 - William J. "Johnnie" Allen, 81, of La Junta, died Sept. 15, 1998, in La Junta. Graveside services, 2 p.m. Friday, at Fairview Cemetery. Survived by a brother, James Allen of Roseville, Calif., sisters, Barbara Smith, Frances Schlegel and Mary Jane Gearhart, all of La Junta. Those wishing to do so may make memorial donations to the Higbee Cemetery Association or to a charity of choice direct or through Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home.

Allen, William J.
William J. Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 2000 - William J. Allen passed away April 15, 2000, in Pueblo. Mr. Allen was born July 25, 1909, in Wray, Colo., and had lived in Pueblo since 1973. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alta M. Allen, in 1971. At his request, no viewing or services. Cremation in the Davis Crematory with interment to follow in the Hampden Memorial Gardens in Denver.

Allen, Wilmer Ralph
Wilmer Ralph Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 1946 - Wilmer Ralph Allen, May 10, 1946, services 1 p.m. Monday, Davis Mortuary chapel. Rev. George F. Lowe will officiate. To Beulah cemetery for interment services.

Allen, Zack G.
Zack G. Allen – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – August 13, 1875 – Tragedy in Del Norte – Shooting of Zach Allen – Our Del Norte correspondents send us an account of an unfortunate affair which occurred in that place on the morning of the 9th instant, which will probably result in the death of Z. G. Allen, formerly a citizen of Pueblo, for four years sheriff of this county, and well known to all of the old residents of Southern Colorado. The facts of the case are as follows: On the 8th instant, Allen, who is deputy sheriff of Rio Grande County, and Jack Lewis, a Del Norte policeman, arrested in that town two Mexicans who were accused of stealing horses at Lake City. During the evening Allen learned that a party of Mexicans had determined to break into the jail and liberate their companions. To prevent the occurrence of any such unfortunate event, Allen posted Jack Lewis in the jail, armed him with a gun loaded with duck shot, and having agreed upon a countersign ordered Lewis to shoot anyone who came near the jail during the night and failed to give the proper answer when challenged. About two o'clock in the morning, Allen, for some purpose not explained (perhaps to see if his sentinel was watchful) went to the jail and as he approached the building was challenged by Lewis and failed to respond. The latter not knowing who might be approaching in the darkness, fired his gun at the party approaching. The man fell, and Lewis, on going outside, found that he had shot Allen, the charge having lodged in the latter's stomach and right wrist, shattering the latter badly. The parties were only four feet apart at the time the shot was fired. About twenty duck shot penetrated Allen's stomach, and his chances are exceedingly slim for recovery. His physician has but little hope and one of our correspondents thinks that before this writing Allen will have died. The unfortunate man blames nobody but himself and thinks he ought to have given the countersign agreed upon. We are well acquainted with Jack Lewis, and are satisfied that he thought he was doing his duty when he fired the shot. He and Allen were intimate friends, and went from here to Del Norte together a few weeks since. Lewis was formerly a soldier and had learned in the army, we presume, to obey orders. Under the circumstances no blame can possibly be attached to him. – Trinidad Enterprise – August 20, 1875 – Z. G. Allen, well known to some of our citizens, was accidentally shot at Del Norte the other day, from the effects of which he died last Tuesday. Daily Rocky Mountain News – August 17, 1875 – The Dead Deputy Sheriff – Of Z. G. Allen, who was shot by a jail guard, at Del Norte, Monday a week ago, and who has since died, the Pueblo Chieftain says: The deceased came to Colorado from Iowa in 1860, and shortly afterward settled in Pueblo. In 1867 he moved to the upper Huerfano, and was elected sheriff of Huerfano county. Having returned to Pueblo, he was, in 1869, elected sheriff of this county, and re-elected in 1871. In 1874 he went to Del Norte, where he has since resided, and has acted as deputy United States marshal, deputy sheriff and town marshal. No reason has been assigned for his visit to the jail at the extraordinary hour of two o'clock in the morning, and why he failed to answer to the guard's challenge, according to the arrangement made between them, is quite as incomprehensible. During Mr. Allen's visit to this city, in June, in attendance upon the United States court, he was in very low spirits, and it is thought by some that he went to the jail with the purpose of being shot. This, however, we are inclined to doubt, as he was a man of cheerful disposition, and not likely to be overcome by an attack of low spirits. The deceased was about forty-five years of age, and leaves a wife and family who have the sympathy of all who know them. He was at one time one of the most popular men in this locality, and his death will be regretted by many.

Allen, Zereta Nancy
Zereta Nancy "Z" Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 2005 - Zereta Nancy "Z" Allen, 71, of Kouts, Ind., formerly of Pueblo, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2005. She has been a licensed practical nurse for 33 years. She will be fondly remembered for her love of traveling , flower gardening and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Survivors include her 5 children, Cindy (Joe) Senior of Kingman, Ariz., Robert (Pam) Buckholz of Milford, Del., Pamela Buckholz of Glendale, Ariz., Nick (Danise) Provenza of Pueblo, Nancy (Tim) Provenza-Isenberg of Kouts, Ind. A memorial service will be held Saturday at Kouts Christian Church.

Allenbach, Irene I.
Irene I. Allenbach - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 2000 - Irene I. Allenbach passed away March 18, 2000, in Boulder. The daughter of Elmer Ovid Richardson and Florence Swickard Richardson, she was born March 7, 1915, in Eldorado Springs, Mo. She moved with her family to Pueblo County in 1920. Irene married George Allenbach on Jan. 16, 1932. She was preceded in death by her husband and a daughter, Constance Duke. Her survivors include her children, George Allenbach of Boulder, Nona Kay Gillen of Washington, Greg Allenbach of Pueblo, Linda Edwards of Texas; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Allenbach will lie in state at the mortuary from 2 to 6 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 24, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery.

Allenbach, Iva A.
Iva A. Allenbach - Colorado Springs Gazette - December 26, 1990 - Iva A. Allenbach, 77, of Colorado Springs died Sunday. She was employed at the Colorado State Hospital in Pueblo for 17 years. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Swan-Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Valhala Memorial Park, Pueblo. Mrs. Allenbach was born Feb. 3, 1913, in Ordway to Albertus and Ethel (Waugh) Beleval. She has been a resident of the area since 1988 and lived in Pueblo before moving to Colorado Springs. She was married in Raton, N.M., to William Harvey Allenbach, who died in 1968. Mrs. Allenbach is survived by a daughter, Sandra Badger of Green Mountain Falls; a son, Bert Allenbach of Colorado Springs; and two grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 2215 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs 80907.

Allenbach, Penola J.
Penola J. "Penny" Allenbach - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 2005 - Penola J. "Penny" Allenbach, born March 27, 1912, in Holdenville, Okla. Preceded in death by her husband, Roy E. Allenbach; parents, James Sidney and Mittie Mae Huddleston; brothers, Clarence, Buster and Jack; sisters, Altha and Juanita; and son-in-law, Jimmie R. Olson. Survived by daughter, Phyllis J. Olson, Pueblo; son, Roy G. (Jo Ann) Allenbach, Pueblo; grandsons, Steven R. (Lorraine) Olson, Denver, Conrad and Scott Allenbach; and granddaughter, Vicky (Ron) Wyman, all of California; eight great-grandchildren, Josh and Sarah Olson, Allison and Katie Wyman, Jacob and Nathanel Allenbach, Park and Autumn Allenbach; and several nieces and nephews. After graduating from Holdenville High School, Penny came to Pueblo and enrolled in nurses training at Parkview Hospital and married Roy in 1932. She was a nurse for 55 years, office nurse for Dr. Jesse White at the Pueblo Clinic for 33 years and Dr. Leon Cunningham for 22 years, retiring in 1994. In 1991, she was recognized by the Colorado Nurse's Association for 50 years of service. Penny was fiercely independent, loving life, her family and being a nurse. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Calvary Church, followed by cremation. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Penny's memory.

Allensworth, Kay M.
Kay M. Allensworth – Pueblo Chieftain – October 1, 2006 - Kay M. Allensworth, 86, passed away Sept. 29, 2006. Survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Martha Allensworth. At his request, no services will be held.

Allesandro, Martin
Martin Allesandro - Pueblo Chieftain - February 06, 2003 - Martin Allesandro, 87, born Dec. 20, 1915, passed away Feb. 4, 2003. Survived by his grandson, Rex Allesandro; brother, Leonard Joe (Mary Jo) Allesandro; sister, Anna Jo McAvoy; special friend, John Sitton; sister-in-law, Bess Massaro; nephews, Anthony (Donna) Allesandro, Anthony Massaro, Larry Massaro and Marvin Massaro Jr.; nieces, Diane (Bob) Ferrell and Susan Massaro. Preceded in death by his wife, Velma Allesandro; infant daughter; and son, John Allesandro. Martin was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a disabled veteran. He retired from the Dana Corp. in 1974. He loved fishing and beekeeping. He was a member of the American Legion, Fin and Feather Club, TPA and a life member of DAV. At his request there will be private family services.

Allesandro, Mary Jo
Mary Jo Alessandro - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 2004 - Mary Jo Alessandro, 87, born Aug. 27, 1917, passed away Nov. 9, 2004. Survived by loving husband of 67 years, Leonard "Joe" Alessandro; children, Tony (Donna) Alessandro, Diane (Bob) Ferrell, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Rebecca "Becky" Alessandro, Pueblo, Reina (Rick) Sharrah, Arizona; Shaye (Ken) Gurrera, Fountain; Deanna (David) Beach, Pueblo; Mary Kay Toner, Denver; great-grandchildren, Lauranna, Saraya, Sean, Kelsey and Nicholas; sister-in-law, Anna Jo McAvoy; special friends, John Sitton and Karolyn Madrid; and caregiver, Regis Cody. Preceded in death by parents, Joe and Nellie Russo; brothers-in-law, Martin Alessandro, Clarence "Hip" McAvoy and Ed Hoover; sister-in-law, Velma Alessandro; and nephews, Martin John Alessandro and Bill Hoover. Mary Jo retired as the personal secretary and bookkeeper for Bernstein Brothers Investment Co. after 41 years. She was a member of Ladies Fidelity Lodge and American Contract Bridge League Unit 367. She loved family get-togethers and being surrounded by her family. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, at Holy Family Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory. The family would like to thank the staff of Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their loving and gentle care.

Allesandro, Velma L.
Velma L. Allesandro - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 2000 - Velma L. Allesandro, age 73, passed away July 25, 2000. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Martin Allesandro; grandson, Rex Allesandro; sister, Ruth Massaro; especially her sister-in-law, Anna Jo McAvoy, who spent so much of her time caring for Velma; and brother-in-law, L. J. (Mary) Allesandro; as well as several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her son, Martin John Allesandro and sister, Mary Jane Bishop. Mrs. Allesandro was employed at the Pueblo Army Depot for 15 years, retiring in 1976. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Private service, followed by interment at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of the funeral home office.

Allesia, Joseph
Joseph Allesia – Bayfield Blade – February 19, 1915 – Joseph Allesia, two years old, of Pueblo, plunged into a bathtub full of boiling water and was scalded to death. Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - February 19, 1916 - Joseph Allesia, two years old, of Pueblo, plunged into a bathtub full of boiling water and was scalded to death.

Alley, Hattie M.
Hattie M. Alley - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 1986 - Hattie M. Alley, 86, passed away Nov. 27, 1986, at a local hospital. Survived by her son, Charles L. (Monty) Carrington Sr., Pueblo; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; four brothers, their families and a daughter-in-law. Preceded in death by her husband, Henry C., and a son, Helvey. Member of Seventh-day Adventist Church for over 50 years. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Service, 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, with Pastor Eric Nelson officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Dorcas Society through the funeral home office.

Alley, Lizzie
Lizzie Alley - Wray Rattler - December 21, 1901 - Lawrence Hex, a negro, on trial at Pueblo for the murder of Lizzie Alley and William White, both colored, was found guilty by the jury, who also agreed upon the death penalty. His was the first murder trial in the Pueblo courts since the enactment of the capital punishment law.

Allgire, Caran Rae
Caran Rae Allgire - Huerfano World - October 11, 2007 - Caran Rae Allgire of Walsenburg entered into rest September 30, 2007. She was 55. She was born on July 16, 1952 in Fullerton, California to Warren and Ramah Cox. Caran is survived by husband, Robert Allgire of Walsenburg; step-children Michelle Rena and Robert Harold of Apache Junction, AZ, and Martin Arthur of Egan, NM, brother, David Cox, mother, Ramah Cox, and nephew, David Cox, all of Fullerton, CA, brothers-in-law, David Allgire of St. Louis, MO; Tommie Ray Allgire of Buckeye, AZ; William Allgire of Palm Court, FL; and many friends. Caran was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Floyd and her father, Warren Cox. Caran enjoyed sewing, knitting and many types of crafts. She also enjoyed camping, gardening and her 3 dogs. A private viewing has been held. Johnson-Romero Funeral Home of Walsenburg was in charge of arrangements.

Allison, Elkanah Brough
Elkanah Brough "Butch" Allison - Pueblo Chieftain - April 05, 2002 - Age 90, passed away April 1, 2002. He was born Dec. 20, 1911, in Woodward, Okla. Preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Ednamae Allison; son, Gary L. Allison; brothers, Glen Allison, Francis Allison and Clifford Allison; sister, Irene Farrell. Survived by his daughters, Monte L. (Fritz) Frederiksen and Joyce (Alvin) Potochnick; daughter-in-law, Gisela Allison; grandchildren, Leon (Nadine) Frederiksen, Raphaelle (Ali) Ahmed, Denise (Dave) Hemphill, Kanie (Mike) Bell, Shonie (Mark) Hall, Tanya (Kenton) McWilliams and Clint Allison; 17 great-grandchildren; six step great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; four step great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He retired from Southern Colorado Power Company in 1977 as plant superintendent. A memorial service will be held Monday, April 8, at 2 p.m. in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor A. Joseph Wheat of Village Seven Presbyterian Church of Colorado Springs, Colo., officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Village Seven Presbyterian Church in Mr. Allison's name through the funeral home.

Allison, Gary L.
Gary L. Allison - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 1999 - Gary L. Allison, 61, passed away unexpectedly on May 12, 1999. Survived by his wife of 33 years, Gisela Allison, of the family home- children, Tanya Allison of Chesterfield, Mo., and Clint Allison of Pueblo- father, Elkanah Allison of Pueblo- sisters, Monte L. (Fritz) Frederiksen and Joyce L. (Al) Potochnick, both of Pueblo. Preceded in death by his mother, Ednamae Allison on Aug. 16,1996. Born on Oct. 7, 1937, in Oklahoma City, Okla. Gary served his country in the U.S. Army in Germany and worked at Rocky Mountain Steel Mill in electrical maintenance for 42 years. There will be no viewing. Funeral service will beheld 2 p.m. Monday, May 17, 1999, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Allison, Gary R.
Gary R. Allison - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 1999 - Gary R. Allison, 54, passed away Dec. 15, 1999. Survived by his brother, Michael (Susan) Allison, Charlotte, N.C.; and sister, Edna Davenport of Pueblo. At his request, cremation, no services will be scheduled. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice to benefit the homeless or to an animal shelter.

Allison, Hilda L.
Hilda L. Allison - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 1986 - Miss Hilda L. Allison, June 13, of Walsenburg. Cousin of Eileen Curran, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Service, Tuesday, June 17, 10 a.m., Boies Almont Memorial Chapel. Interment, Masonic Cemetery.

Allison, Irene M.
Irene M. 'Rene' Allison - Herald and News - July 29, 2004 - Klamath Falls, OR - Irene M. "Rene" Allison, 83, a former longtime Klamath Falls resident, died July 20, 2004, at Tuality Community Hospital in Hillsboro. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Donelson Sewell and Mathews Mortuary, 171 N.E. Third Ave., Hillsboro. A reception will follow there. Twilight services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Eternal Hills Funeral Home in Klamath Falls. Interment will follow at Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Allison was born Feb. 25, 1921, in Trinidad, Colo., to Wesley and Myrtle (Hardy) Bower. She was the youngest of their six children. She attended school in Trinidad through the eighth grade, and then was self taught through the college level. She married Earl Kenneth Allison on Jan. 29, 1945, in the First Presbyterian Church in Denver. They moved to Oregon from Texas in 1949. While in Klamath Falls, she helped raised sheep on a small acreage and campaigned for her husband as a Klamath County Commissioner candidate. She loved to go beachcombing at Gold Beach, where they lived for awhile. When her husband retired, they spent the winter months in Hemet, Calif. Mrs. Allison was a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Klamath Falls for 40 years. She moved in March 2001 to the Portland area to be near her husband after his hospitalization and extended medical care. She was an efficient homemaker and served as an adult leader in the Camp Fire Girls, the Cub Scouts and the Boy Scouts and as a Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher. She was an avid reader of mystery novels, a stamp collector, and enjoyed going to garage sales. Survivors include her husband Earl Kenneth Allison of Aloha; sons Leon Allison of Alamogordo, N.M., and Earl Kelly Allison of Klamath Falls; daughters Sharron Herinckx of Hillsboro and Sandra Allison of White Rock, British Columbia, Canada; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Allison, Loren J. N.
Loren J. N. Allison - Pueblo Chieftain - November 05, 2000 - Loren J. N. Allison, 91, passed away Oct. 18, 2000, in Venice, Calif. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 55 years, Ida E. Allison; and by his grandson, Todd A. Linstrot; and son-in-law, Jan R. Sole. He is survived by his daughters, Carolyn A. Rosenberg of Venice, Calif., and Elizabeth D. (Thomas) Cody of Pueblo; grandchildren, Vandi (Jami Matanky) Linstrot, Laura (Gordon Chesser) Baumgardner, Rebecca Linstrot, J. Randall (Teresa) Sole, Kristina (Rick Brown) Bridwell, Charles A. (Laurie) Sole. Also survived by 14 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. In 1931, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State College in Manhattan, where he met Ida Snyder. He served in the U.S. Army for four years during World War II, serving in an Anti-Aircraft Battalion. He was wounded in the war, for which he received the Purple Heart. In addition to the Purple Heart, he also received the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, the American Defense Service Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. He later served for two years in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict as part of the 10th Air Force and retired from the Air Force as a major in 1969. He served in the Army and Air Force Reserves for 42 years. He was an employee of the U.S. Government for 34 years and was the chief meteorologist for the Pueblo Bureau from 1952-1971, when he retired. He was a member of AF&AM both in Pueblo and Falls City, Neb., for 50 years; Order of the Eastern Star in Pueblo; National Association of Retired Federal Employees and the American Legion and DAV in Pueblo. He and Ida were very involved members of Calvary Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church and the local chapter of Gideon's International. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at the First Presbyterian Church, 10th and Court streets, Pueblo. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Gideon's International and First Presbyterian Church.

Allison, Mary M.
Mary M. Allison - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 2000 - Mary M. Allison, of Lakewood, died June 11, 2000. She was born July 4, 1929, in Belleville, Kan. She is survived by her daughters, Marn Wills-Cuellar, Lakewood, Ann Wills, DVM, Argyle, Texas, and Catherine J. Wills, Pueblo; granddaughter, Allsion Cuellar; and grandson, David Cuellar. Sister of Ann Leach, Colorado Springs, Frances Weaver, Pueblo, and Mildred Divelbiss, Colorado Springs. Services will be Thursday, 4:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs. Cremation was held. She was a member of the Junior League in Colorado Springs. Contributions to the American Cancer Society. She owned a Bed and Breakfast.

Allison, Robert M.
Robert M. Allison - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2005 - Robert M. Allison, 79, passed away April 23, 2005, due to injuries sustained in a fall. Survived by his son, MacGregor S. Allison Sr. of Silverdale, Wash.; foster son, Leonard M. Chavez of Pueblo; sister, Patricia (Paul) Rexrode of Cumberland, Md.; two grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Robert was born to Royden and Bernice Allison on Dec. 6, 1925, in Omaha, Neb. He served in the U.S. Army as a corporal in Company C of the 347th Engineers in the GS Regiment during WWII. Robert retired from South High School after a longtime career as an English teacher. He enjoyed classical music and outdoor activities such as skiing, camping and fishing. He also founded the Trolls Ski Club. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, April 29, 2005, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Conley Henderson officiating and concluding with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Interment will be held at the family plot in Oakwood Cemetery in Baldwin City, Kan. Those who desire may make memorials to the American Heart Association through the funeral home.

Allott, Gordon
Gordon Allott - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - January 18, 1989 - Former Sen. Gordon Allott Dies - Colorado Native Called “Favorite Elder Statesman.” ENGLEWOOD – Former U. S. Sen. Gordon Allott, a native Coloradoan who served 18 years in the Senate until his defeat in 1972, died of cancer Tuesday at Swedish Medical Center.  He was 82. Allott died at 7:22 a.m. Tuesday.  Hospital spokeswoman Beverly Jacobsen said Allott was admitted to the hospital Dec. 27 and then transferred to Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital for a time.  He returned to Swedish on Monday, Jacobsen said. The funeral was scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Christ Episcopal Church in Denver. Allott, a Republican, held public office for much of his adult life, culminating in his three terms in the U. S. Senate from 1955 to 1973.  He was thwarted in his bid for a fourth Senate term by Democrat Floyd Haskell in the 1972 general election.  He had made his home in Englewood in recent years. Born in Pueblo on Jan. 2, 1907, Allott graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1927 and from the CU law school in 1929. In 1930, he moved to Lamar, where he practiced law and became Prowers County attorney, serving in that capacity during 1934 and from 1941-46.  He also was Lamar city attorney from 1937-41 and director of the First Federal Savings & Loan Association of Lamar from 1934-60. During World War II, Allott was a major in the Army Air Corps.  Afterward he served as district attorney of the 15th Judicial District from 1946-48. Allott was Colorado's lieutenant governor from 1951-55, when he also served as vice chairman of the state Board of Parole. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1954 and re-elected in 1960 and 1966. Haskell, a Republican who joined the Democratic Party because of his feelings about the Vietnam War, defeated Allott in his re-election bid for a fourth term in 1972. During his tenure in the Senate, Allott served on the Senate Appropriations Committee and Senate Interior Committee, where he was directly involved in water, resource and Indian affairs.  After leaving office, he served on an advisory committee to the Interior Department during the Reagan administration. U.S. Rep. Joel Hefley, R-Colorado Springs, said he was “very saddened” by the news of Allott's death.  He described it as a “deep personal loss and a loss to the state of Colorado.” “He rose higher than anyone we've sent to Washington in many years, maybe ever,” Hefley said.  “I regarded him as our favorite elder statesman.” Allott was a role model for young politicians, Hefley said, recalling his own days in state government.  “Here was a guy of great integrity at a time when I got into politics, at the tail end of Watergate,” he said. “He was a guy who had been down the road in the state Legislature, who had been in congressional office,” Hefley said.  “He was not far from the state office when I was in the state Capitol, so it was easy to run over.” Allott came to Hefley's aid during his campaign for the U.S. House.  “When my predecessor decided to challenge me a year ago, Gordon Allott – without my asking – contacted me to ask what I can do to help, and that kind of support meant a lot.” U.S. Sen. Bill Armstrong, R-Colo., called Allott “a personal friend and mentor whom I shall greatly miss.”  Armstrong said Allott was “one of the most outstanding public servants in the history of Colorado.  He was a senator's senator and was enormously respected by his colleagues.  In terms of his accomplishments for Colorado, he was a leader of rare distinction. U.S. Rep. Hank Brown, R-Colo., said Allott was “a great public servant.  His All-American achievements in athletics were matched by a distinguished career at both state and federal level.” On May 15, 1934, Allott married the former Welda Hall, who survives, along with two sons, Roger of Aurora and Gordon Jr. of Littleton, and three grandchildren.

Allott, Roger Alwyn
Roger Alwyn Allott - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 1926 - The funeral of Roger Alwyn Allott will take place Thursday afternoon at 2:30 from the George F. McCarthy Funeral home and from the Holy Trinity church at 3 o'clock. The body will lie in state at the George F. McCarthy Funeral chapel from 3 o'clock until 9 p.m. Wednesday evening. Interment in the family plot in Mt. View cemetery.

Allott, Welda
Welda Allott - The Pueblo Chieftain - March 1, 2001 - Welda Allott, Wife of Former Senator, Dies,” by Dennis Darrow - Welda Allott, a Lamar native and the wife of the late U.S. Senator Gordon Allot, died Monday in Denver. She was 92. Mrs. Allot became heavily involved in her hometown's political and civic activities following her marriage to Gordon Allott in 1934. Gordon Allot began working as Prowers County Attorney in Lamar in 1934, then he became the area's district attorney in 1946 and went on to serve in the U.S. Senate from 1955 to 1972. He died in 1989. Mrs. Allot, the former Welda Hall, moved to Lamar at age 4. After high school, she attended Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., and the University of Wyoming in Laramie. In Lamar, she was active in politics, women's clubs, the Episcopal Church and civic projects, including serving as a volunteer at a state veterans' hospital. She also managed the Lamar community building. She also organized a group to sponsor and finance a traveling children's theater group to make routine visits to Lamar. In Washington D.C., she was a past president of the Republican Congressional Wives Club and she also volunteered as a member of the Senate Ladies Red Cross Unit. Part of her work included compiling a history of the Ladies Red Cross Unit. Mrs. Allot is survived by their two sons, Roger of Aurora and Gordon Jr. of Castle Rock, along with three grandchildren. The family requests contributions go to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, 789 Sherman St., Suite 500, Denver, CO 80203.

Allsup, Richard W.
Richard (Dick) W. Allsup - Pueblo Chieftain - August 08, 2001 - Age 72, of Pueblo passed away Aug. 5, 2001. He is preceded in death by parents William McKinley and Anna Nancy Whitley Allsup, and sister, Evelyn Clarey. Survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Patricia Ann (Whitmore) Allsup; children, Peggy (Mike) Armstrong of Eaton, Colo., Judy (Dan) Strnad of Steamboat Springs, Colo., Shari Allsup of Pueblo and Chester “Mac” (Michelle) Allsup of Loveland, Colo.; grandchildren, Katie, Andrew, Hanna, Gabriella and Tyler; brother, Joseph “J.D.” Allsup of Albuquerque, N.M.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and special cousin, Arcel (Corky) Allsup of Truth or Consequences, N.M. Richard is best remembered as a Master Gardener, Master Food Preserver and history buff, who specialized in antiques. He enjoyed his hobbies of crafts, jewelry making, woodworking, traveling, hunting and fishing with his son “Mac.” He graduated from the Colorado State College in 1955, better known today as UNC. In 1956, Richard and his wife Patricia were honored as the first couple to earn their master's degrees together. After entering the cooking division of the Colorado State Fair in 1992, Richard was crowned the Queen of the Kitchen award. Serving in the Korean Conflict prompted Richard to become a lifetime member of the VFW in Truth or Consequences, N.M. He regularly attended Holy Family Catholic Church with his family. After dedicating 34 years to education, he retired from School District 60 as an industrial arts teacher. He was a lifetime member of the National Education Association. His family will treasure his memories as a kind, dedicated father and “Popa” and a man with a great dry sense of humor. Visitation, 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001, at the funeral home. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, l0 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family to receive friends at the Holy Family Parish Hall following the interment. Donations may be made in Richard's name to the charity of your choice.

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