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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Amado, Antonio
Antonio Amado – Pueblo Chieftain – January 30, 1956 – Antonio Amado passed away in a local hospital Sunday. To Trinidad for services and interment.

Amado, Isabel
Mrs. Isabel Amado - Independent - March 21, 1912 - Was It Suicide Or Murder? Shot through the heart with a 22 caliber rifle, the body of Mrs. Isabel Amado, aged 32, was found Sunday afternoon shortly before 5 o'clock in the bedroom of her house at Hoehne Creek, twelve miles east of Trinidad. Relatives of the dead woman, including her husband, Pedro Amado, maintain that the woman committed suicide, but an investigation by the coroner has developed evidence that tends to show the woman was shot, the body placed on the bed and the weapon placed beside her. The lock on the door was broken and there was a bullet hole in the partition which further establishes the theory of murder. At the time the woman was shot her father and five children were in the back yard. Her husband, Pedro, who was in the house, declares that his wife went into the room and locked the door and that shortly afterwards he heard a shot. Breaking in, he says he found her dead. He is unable to explain the bullet hole in the door. The authorities will hold him for investigation.

Amado, John J.
John J. Amado - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 1987 - John J. Amado, 1227 Van Buren, Oct. 19, 1987. Brother of Phil Amado of the family home and Frances Romero, Aurora. Uncle of Dorothy McGrew, Evergreen, and cousin of Henry Amado and Mack Amado, Denver; Manuel Chavez; Candy Lucero, Florence Martinez, all of Pueblo. Preceded in death by his sister, Mary I. Amado, and brother, Joseph N. Amado. Mr. Amado retired as the maintenance man for the Bon Durant Building. Prior to that he worked in the Trinidad coal mines; for the Missouri Pacific Railroad and for several years was a self-employed utility man. He was a member of St. Patrick parish and the Society of the Immaculate Heart. Services, St. Patrick Church. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Friday. Interment, Imperial. The family will receive friends in the church hall following the rosary service.

Aman, Erma
Erma Aman - Spokane Spokesman-Review – February 14, 2004 - Vigil for Erma Linda Aman, 85, will be today at 5:30 p.m. at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Charles Roman Catholic Church. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. Mrs. Aman, who was born in Walsenburg, Colo., died Sunday. She was a 57-year resident of Spokane and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes for many years, and had been a member of St. Charles Parish. She also was a life member of the Eagles Lodge. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry. Survivors include four children; four sisters; two brothers; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Amann, Leta
Leta Amann - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2006 - Leta Amann passed away April 28, 2006, in Pueblo. Leta was born Sept. 13, 1917, in Bucyrus, Kan., and had lived in Pueblo since 1939. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis; two brothers and one sister. Her survivors include her children, Beryl (Jill) Amann and Wanda Tucker, both of Pueblo; her grandchildren, Paul (Teresa) Tucker, Joe Tucker, John (Chris) Tucker, Pat (Jennifer) Amann and Jade (Mark) Anderson; as well as her great-grandchildren, Jordan, Jenna, Bo and Ashley Tucker, Caleb and Rebekah Anderson. Cremation has taken place. Private graveside services will be held at a later date.

Amaya, Josephine R.
Josephine R. Amaya - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 1997 - Josephine R. Amaya, 97, of Pueblo went to be with the Lord on July 19, 1997. Mrs. Amaya was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 51 years, Dolores Amaya, in 1968. Also preceded by sons, George and David Amaya- and her brothers. She is survived by her sons, Lou (Pat), Jim (Effie), Julian, (Jeanie) and John (Charlotte) Amaya- daughter-in-law, Betty Amaya- 20 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren. A devoted mother, Mrs. Amaya served as an outstanding example of parenting as she and her husband together raised six accomplished and professional sons. Her sons, George and Lou, are members of the Pueblo Hall of Fame- Julian is a member of the NAIA Hall of Fame- all six sons have served their country in the Armed Forces. A member of the Sacred Heart Cathedral for many years. Private graveside service, Tuesday at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing at the funeral home today from 8 a.m. until noon. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. They would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff of Life Care Center Nursing Home for the care they provided for their mother over the years. Arrangements by McCarthy-Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Amaya, Louis
Louis "Lou" Amaya - Pueblo Chieftain - May 05, 1999 - Louis "Lou" Amaya, passed away April 14, 1999 at Integris Bass Baptist Health Center in Enid, Okla., at the age of 77. Lou and Pat Whitlock were married Aug. 29, 1948. He was professor of foreign languages at Phillips University and started the girls basketball program there. He also played in the Final Four for Oklahoma State University in 1951 under coach Henry Iba. He is a member of the Pueblo Hall of Fame as well as the Centennial High School Hall of Fame. He is survived by his wife, Pat, daughters, Patti (Marv), Nita(Rick), and Lisa (Jack)- and son, Dana- eight grandchildren, several nieces and nephews- brothers, Jim (Effie), Julian (Jean), and John (Charlotte)- and sister-in-law, Betty.

Ambriz, Isaiah A.
Isaiah A. Ambriz - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2005 - Isaiah A. Ambriz, 8, born Jan. 10, 1997, passed away Aug. 22, 2005, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Survived by his parents, Isadore and Bonnie Ambriz; brother, Matthew Ambriz; sisters, Holly and Micayah Ambriz; grandparents, David and Diane Owen and Lino and Angela Ambriz; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Isaiah was a member of the Shammash Ariel Synagogue in Pueblo and the Colorado Springs Downs Syndrome Association. He loved celebrating holidays, birthday cakes, kittens and swimming. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Praise Assembly of God officiated by Rabbi Michael Marks and Pastor Bobby Wilson. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Colorado Springs Downs Syndrome Association through the funeral home office.

Ambrozic, John
John Ambrozic - Yuma Pioneer - February 4, 1910 - Primero Coal Mine Disaster - Horrible Gas Explosion in Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Mine - May Be Over 100 Dead - Rescue Workers Find Twenty-Four Dead Bodies and One Man Alive - Primero, Colo., Feb. 1 (Tuesday) - Over 100 men are believed killed by a terrific explosion in the Primero mine of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Note: John Ambrozic is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 31, 1910 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities." It lists John Ambrozic as an Austrian, age 50, and widowed. He was working as a miner for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. For complete coverage of this disaster go to:

Amedei, Adam
Adam Amedei - The Courier-Journal - May 22, 1992 - Louisville, Kentucky - Adam Amedei, 69, Crescent Hill, died Wednesday at Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was a native of Walsenburg, Colo., a retired painter for Fontaine Trucking & Equipment Co., a retired employee of Ford Motor Co., an Army veteran of World War II, a Catholic and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3636 and Disabled American Veterans. Survivors: his wife, the former Betty Evans; three daughters, Pat Smiser of Crestwood, Gay Parrish of Brownsboro and Sue Bryant of Shelbyville; a son, John Froman of Eastwood; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday, Willhite-Ballard Funeral Home, 11507 Main St., Middletown. Burial: Eastwood Cemetery. Visitation: 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Memorial gifts: Eastwood First Baptist Church.

Amedei, Harry H.
Harry H. Amedei - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 1986 - Harry H. Amedei, 82, late of 1033 Bragdon, passed away Sept. 14, 1986, at a local hospital. Survived by wife, Julia, of the family home, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his son, William, in 1979. Born Sept. 12, 1904, in Walsenburg. Member of United Mine Workers and St. Patrick Parish in Pueblo; past member of Moose Lodge. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Interment, Masonic Cemetery, Walsenburg. The family will receive family and friends at 1033 Bragdon.

Amedei, Julia
Julia Amedei - Huerfano World - May 14, 1992 - Funeral mass was Thursday from St. Patrick Church in Pueblo for former Huerfano Julia Harmes Amedei. Mrs. Amedei died May 11, 1992 in Pueblo where she had lived for the past several years. Burial was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Amedi, Sophie
Sophie Amedei - Huerfano World - August 31, 1989 - Sophie Amedei, 96, of Walsenburg, died Aug. 28, 1989, in Huerfano County Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born in Trieste, Austria, Aug. 29, 1892, the daughter of Joe and Marie (nee Andreatta) Fortarell, she came to the United States with her family in 1895 and to Walsenburg in 1904 when she was about nine-years-old. She had lived here ever since. She was married to John Amedei who died Nov. 7, 1979. Mrs. Amedei was a member of the VFW Women's Auxiliary and of St. Mary Church. Mrs. Amedei is survived by two sons, Lee Crump, Walsenburg and Gus Crump, Dodge City, KS; two brothers, Silve Fortarell, Walsenburg and Jim Fortarell, San Diego, CA; one sister, Mary Shaffer, Alhambra, CA; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) from St. Mary Church. Burial will be in South St. Mary Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 720 W. Cedar in Walsenburg. J.M. Antle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Amerman, Betty Jane
Betty Jane Amerman - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 1998 - Betty Jane Amerman, Pueblo resident last seven years, passed away at her residence July 26, 1998. Mrs. Amerman was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Smith- and by her second husband, William H. Amerman- sister, Phyllis Hanson. She is survived by three sons, William R. (Carol) Smith, Pueblo, Ronald E. (Jennifer) Smith, Colorado Springs, and Terry L. (Susan) Smith of Beulah- two brothers, Max (Joyce) Fuller, Fort Collins, and James Robert Fuller, Colorado Springs- nine grandchildren- nine great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces and nephews. At her request, cremation with no services. Viewing at the funeral home from noon to 5 p.m. today. The family may be contacted at the William R. Smith residence.

Amerman, Eugene C.
Eugene C. Amerman - Pueblo Chieftain - May 06, 2005 - Eugene C. Amerman, of Littleton, Colo., died peacefully on Tuesday, May 3, 2005. He was born Jan. 21, 1929, in Denver, Colo., to James W. Amerman and Vera E. Ziler. He graduated from Palmer High School in Colorado Springs in 1947. He received a B.S. degree from Colorado A&M in 1952. Upon graduation, he was appointed reserve commissioned officer grade of second lieutenant in the United States Army. He served in Aberdeen, Md., and White Sands, N.M. He was transferred to the Nancy Ordnance Depot, France, in 1953. In 1954, he married Monique Hestin in St. Sion, France. He was honorably discharged from active duty in October 1954, and served as a captain in the Army Reserve until 1962. Amerman joined the CF&I Steel Corp. in Pueblo as an industrial engineer in 1956. Until his retirement in 1993, he served as the chief cost accountant for the Pueblo plant, as assistant superintendent and superintendent of the roll shops. In addition, he committed time to his community by joining the Masonic Lodge No. 31 and Rotary 43 in Pueblo. He served as Rotary president in 1991-1992. Following his retirement from the CF&I, he moved to Dallas, Texas, with his wife in support of her career. Gene enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He particularly enjoyed fishing at Lake Powell and hunting with his sons. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Monique Amerman; his daughter, Anne-Marie Townley; and granddaughter, Marie of Charlotte, N.C.; his son, Daniel Amerman and his wife, Susan; and grandchildren, Tyler and Taryn of Littleton; and son, Michael Amerman and his wife, Marion; and grandson, Jacob; and granddaughters, Danielle and Melissa Scoggins of Littleton; his brother-in-law, Charles Hestin and his wife, Colette; as well as several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2005, in the Davis Memorial Chapel, 128 Broadway Ave., in Pueblo, with Masonic rites by Pueblo Lodge No. 31 AF&AM. Those wishing to make a contribution in memory of Gene may do so by directing memorials in support of Alzheimer's Research to UT Southwestern Medical Center, P.O. Box 910888, Dallas, TX, 75391-0888. Reception following the service to be announced.

Ames, Florence Ruth
Florence Ruth Ames - Pueblo Chieftain - September 08, 2004 - Florence Ruth Ames, 82, passed away Sept. 4, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, Lester Max "Pat" Ames; son, Terry; brother, Henry; sisters, Winnifred, Myrtle and Edith. Survived by her daughters, Linda (Carl) Sutphin of Pueblo, Gary (Jeanie) Ames of Pueblo, Charlie (Janice) Ames of Colorado Springs; brothers, Maurice (Molly) Wilson, (Delta), and Walter (Emma) Wilson of Olney Springs; sisters, Elaine (Gerald) Becker of Billings, Mont., Katherine Ross of Lafayette, Ind.; eight grandchildren, Cindy (Mike) McMahon, Christy (Jamie) High'Am, Terry Lynn (Wade) Mills, Danny Ames, all of Pueblo, Josh and Kendra Ames of Harrisburg, Pa., Chad and Kelly Snider of Colorado Springs; eight great-grandchildren, James Halverson, Rachel Pruitt, Tina Meyers, Christopher High'Am, Cody and Sheldon Bierman, all of Pueblo, Christan Bierman of Brush, Colo., Eric Halverson (USMC) in Jacksonville, N.C.; and numerous relatives and friends. Florence's greatest love was spending time with her large family. Everyone always looked forward to Grandma's goodies, pies, cakes, cookies, candies, and she never went to anyone's house empty-handed. Florence loved music, especially her son Charlie playing the accordion, as she would clap and sing along. She always was there to lend a helping hand whether it be cooking, cleaning, sewing, or giving someone a ride somewhere. Florence loved taking people a bouquet of roses from her garden as her lawn and garden were very special to her. Prior to her debilitating illness, she was a very active member of Belmont Baptist Church where she gave of her time and energy so freely with a loving and joyous heart. Florence will be with us in our hearts forever. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, and 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Graveside service, 4 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Ames, Raymond Albert
Raymond Albert Ames - Huerfano World - October 25, 1990 - Raymond Ames, 70, died Oct. 23, 1990, after suffering a heart attack at his cabin in Wahatoya Canyon. He was born, raised and lived in Canton, OK, and had been vacationing at his cabin for the last week. Funeral service will be in Canton.

Amick, Arthur B. Jr.
Arthur B. Amick, Jr. - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - March 13, 2004 - Arthur B. Amick, Jr., age 83, passed away March 3, 2004. He was born May 30, 1920 in Novinger, Missouri to Arthur B. and Opal Amick, Sr. He graduated from Booneville High School in 1938. Following graduation, he worked at the shoe factory and Booneville Ice and Laundry. On February 18, 1940, Arthur married Dorothy Ellen Fox. He started working with the Missouri Pacific Railroad as a brakeman in 1942. During his Army physical in 1944 at Jefferson Barrack, Missouri, he was found to have tuberculosis. Arthur and Dorothy then moved to Colorado Springs for Arthur's treatment. In November 1950, he went to work for the Colorado Springs Electric Department as a radio dispatcher. He joined the Colorado State Highway Patrol as a radio dispatcher in 1955 working in the Colorado Springs office. In 1970, he was transferred to Trinidad, Colorado. He retired from the State Patrol in 1981 with 26 years of service. At the time of his retirement, he was the Communications Supervisor of the Trinidad office. He was Master of the Trinidad Masonic Lodge during 1977. He was a 32 degree Mason, Worthy Patron of the Eastern Star for 2 years and Chairman and Secretary of the Board for the Masonic Cemetery. He was a volunteer for the Las Animas County government. He served 6 years as the President of the Board of Directors for the Trinidad Senior Citizens Center. He also served on the Board of the First United Methodist Church in Trinidad and was the Church Financial Secretary. Arthur enjoyed bowling and shooting pool. Preceded in death by his parents and sister, Dorothy Jean. Survived by loving wife of 64 years, Dorothy of Trinidad State Nursing Home; sons, David and Assinethy Amick of Longmont, CO and Michael and Sandy Amick of Citrus Heights, CA, grandchildren, Sasha and Beatrice (Amick) Gerrish of Westminister, CO, Thomas and Jessica Amick of Las Vegas, NV, Leland and Tracy (Amick) Silver of Westminister, CO, Brian and Tricia (Amick) Sommers of Antelope, CA; brother, Harold D. Amick of Missouri, great grandchildren, Cooper, Davis, Landon and many friends. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 8 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service is planned for Tuesday, March 9 at 1:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Nancy Mead officiating, with interment to follow at Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. The family requests donations be made to the 1st United Methodist Church, 216 Broom Street, Trinidad, CO 81082 in Mr. Amick's name. The family of Arthur B. Amick, Jr. has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Amick, Harry J. Sr.
Harry J. Amick Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 1987 - Harry J. Amick Sr., 1111 Bonforte Blvd., passed away April 19, 1987. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Emma Amick, of the family home; son, Harry J. (Dawn) Amick Jr., Pueblo; grandchildren, Steve Chinn, Mrs. Susan (Patrick) McGill, Pueblo, Mrs. Julie (Michael) Hanigan, Denver, and Donna Mae Hill, Long Beach, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Florence Amick, Long Beach, Calif.; great-grandson, Michael Hill, and niece, Mrs. Margaret (Orville) Rouch, Pueblo. Predeceased by a son, Donald Amick. Born Sept. 25, 1889, in Moberly, Mo., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident, retiring as business manager for the Pueblo Chieftain and Star Journal Newspapers in 1962 after 48 years of service. Member of the First United Methodist Church, where Mr. and Mrs. Amick were the first couple to be married in the present new church building on Aug. 12, 1924; South Pueblo Lodge, No. 31, AF&AM; Southern Colorado Consistory; Al Kaly Shrine; and was a charter member of the Pueblo Chees Knife Club. Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Edward W. Paup officiating with a Rose Croix service by Southern Colorado Consistory. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may contribute to the First United Methodist Church memorial fund or the Shriners Crippled Children Hospital direct or through our office. The family may be contacted at 67 Fordham Circle.

Amick, Mary Emma
Mary Emma Amick - Pueblo Chieftain - November 1, 1987 - Mrs. Mary Emma Amick passed away Oct. 30, 1987. Survived by her son, Harry J. (Dawn) Amick Jr., Pueblo; grandchildren, Steve Chinn, Mrs. Susan (Patrick) McGill, Pueblo, Mrs. Julie (Michael) Hannigan, Denver, and Donna Mae Hill, Long Beach, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Florence Amick, Long Beach, Calif.; great-grandson, Michael Hill and niece, Mrs. Margaret (Orville) Rouch, Pueblo. Predeceased by her husband. Harry J. Amick Sr., on April 19, 1987, and a son, Donald Amick. She was born in Fort Scott, Kan., on Jan. 27, 1894. Mr. and Mrs. Amick were the first couple to be married in the present church building of the First United Methodist Church, on Aug. 12, 1924, and where she was still a member. Also a member of Chapter F, PEO; the Reviewers Circle of the church and Ruhamah Temple No. 71, Daughters of the Nile. Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ed Beck officiating, followed by interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who so desire may make memorials to the First United Methodist Church memorial fund or a favorite charity.

Amick, Roy W.
Roy W. Amick - Pueblo Chieftain - February 07, 2006 - Roy W. Amick, Col. U.S.A.F. retired, 90, passed away Feb. 4, 2006, in Pueblo, Colo. Col. Amick was born Nov. 23, 1915, in Whiteflat, Texas, to Robert W. Amick and Letha (Hines) Amick. Col. Amick enlisted in the U.S. Army AC, Jan. 29, 1941, at Lubbock, Texas. He retired April 1, 1973, after 32 years of active service. Col. Amick was a highly decorated military officer serving during WWII in Italy, and also in Korea and Vietnam. He received the Bronze Star and numerous awards and medals. After his retirement from the Air Force in 1973, Col. Amick received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Wright State University in 1979. He became an avid artist and photographer. He was a member of the Dayton (Ohio) Society of Painters and Sculptors from 1974-1979. Col. Amick moved from Dayton, Ohio, to Pueblo, Colo., in 1981. He was a past member and president of the Southern Colorado Photography Society and a member of the Pueblo Art Guild. Col. Amick was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Letha Amick; along with his brothers, Louis and Howard; sister, Bobby; and daughter, Rosemary Stecco. He is survived by his wife, Madeleine (King) Amick of Pueblo; son, Stephen Amick and fiancιe, Patricia Brown of Saugus, Calif.; grandsons, Aaron Amick, Brent Amick (Heather) of Santa Clarita, Calif.; son-in-law, Kurt Stecco (Karen) of Pueblo; granddaughters, Michelle and Jessica of Pueblo; sister, Juanita Amonette of Lamesa, Texas. Roy was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather and he will be missed. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, followed by the rosary at 7 p.m., at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Holy Family Church. Interment will be in the Veterans Court of Honor Section at Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family suggests remembrances to the charity of your choice in Col. Amick's name.

Amidei, Arnold
Arnold Amidei - Huerfano World - January 21, 1993 - Funeral service for Huerfano Arnold Amidei of Wheatridge will be Friday from Peter Paul Catholic Church in that city. Mr. Amidei died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1993, of a massive heart attack. Born Feb. 2, 1913, in Toltec, he graduated from St. Mary School and attended Colorado College. He was a partner in A&L Coors in Durango for several years. Survivors include his wife, Ella, Wheatridge; four sons, Bruce, John, Joe and Tom and two daughters, Cindy Amidei and Garee Speph, all of Denver; two sisters, Rosine Ariano, Walsenburg and Florine Malouff, Pueblo; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Amidei, Arthur
Arthur Amidei - San Diego Union Tribune - September 02, 1991 - Arthur Amidei, 77; worked as new-car service manager Services, with military honors, for Arthur Amidei will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. Cremation under direction of Telophase Society was planned. Mr. Amidei, a resident of San Diego since 1953, died Aug. 26 in California Special Service Center, La Mesa. He was born Dec. 8, 1913, in Ideal, Colo. He was a graduate of Huerfano County High School in Walsenburg, Colo. He served in the Army as an artilleryman from 1941 to 1944. He saw action in the European theater and was wounded in Germany. He and Ida Bertoldi were married Nov. 10, 1948, in Walsenburg. In 1953, "we piled all our belongings on a truck," she said, and came to San Diego. He worked for Pearson Ford as new-car service manager until he retired in 1987. He was always ready to volunteer help to others, his wife said, and was in great demand to repair automobiles for neighbors and friends. He was an active member of Disabled American Veterans. He was a sports fan, devoted to both the Padres and Chargers, associates said. Survivors include his wife, Ida; son, David, of Las Cruces, N.M.; a sister and brother, Ersilia Menapace of Pueblo, Colo., and Levio Amidei of Walsenburg; a granddaughter; and one niece. Memorial contributions may be sent to Kaiser Hospice, 9115 Activity Road, San Diego 92126.

Amidei, Caterina
Caterina Amidei - Huerfano World - April 5, 1990 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of Caterina Amidei, who died 30 years ago, Apr. 4, 1960. - Verse - We miss you Mother, Ersilia Menapace, Levio Amidei, Arthur and Ida Amidei.

Amidei, Joe B.
Joe B. Amidei - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 1986 - Joe B. Amidei, of Walsenburg, Aug. 21, 1986. Husband of Mary C. Amidei, Walsenburg. Father of Donald (Elvira) Amidei, Englewood; Geraldine (Bill) Southard, Aurora. Also survived by five grandchildren, Mark, Mike, Lori Amidei, Diane, David and Douglas Southard; two great-grandchildren, Joe Amidei and Darcy David; and several nieces and nephews. Services, St. Mary Church, Walsenburg; Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Sunday; Mass of Christian Burial, 9:30 a.m. Monday. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery, with UMWA graveside services. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute to Huerfano County Hospital Auxiliary. Huerfano World - August 20, 1987 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of Joe Amidei on the first anniversary of his death August 21. - Verse - Sadly missed by wife Mary, son and family, and daughter and family.

Amidei, Levio Michael
Levio Michael Amidei - Huerfano World - October 14, 1999 - Levio Michael Amidei, affectionately known as "Lee", 77, of Walsenburg, died October 5, 1999 in Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg. Born December 15, 1921 in Ideal, the youngest of four children, he attended local schools and graduated from Huerfano County High School in 1941. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the US Navy and served during both World War II and Korean Conflict. While serving aboard his assigned ship, he and his fellow shipmates were captured and the ship was sunk. He was captured on May 6, 1942, at the fall of Corregidor, Philippine Islands and worked in a Japanese prisoner camp until he was liberated on September 10, 1945. He remained in the Navy for 20 years during which time he was given numerous meritorious awards, including the Bronze Star. When Mr. Amidei retired, he remained in San Diego, CA, where he worked for the US Post Office for several years. He then moved to Tucson, AZ, and managed a large hotel. He moved back to Walsenburg in his later years and did handy work for friends. His final years were spent at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg. Survivors include a niece, Catherine Hollar. Memorial service was at Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel. Cremation. Interment in Fort Lyon National Cemetery. [Editor's Note: The following survivors should be added, granddaughter's Tanya and Ronnie Amidei, and his son Ronald Amidei.]

Amidei, Renea Lynn
Renea Lynn Amidei - Pueblo Chieftain - October 06, 1999 - Renea Lynn Amidei, RDH, BS, MSPH, 41, passed away Oct. 4, 1999. Survived by her parents, August "Gus" and Evelyn (Nogare) Amidei; and brother and sisters, Suzette (Bryan) Allen, Castle Rock, Michael (Joyce) Amidei, Phoenix, and Margette Long, Pueblo. Also survived by brother-in-law, Eugene Long, Pueblo; loving friend and companion, Thaddeus Corrigan, Bailey, Colo.; as well as godparents, Leno and Lorraine Nogare; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, great-aunts and uncles, and cousins. Renea was a registered dental hygienist, BS, Master of Science in Public Health, serving a part-time faculty appointment in surgical dentistry at the University of Colorado School of Dentistry. She was a founding member of the Colorado School of Dentistry Alumni Association and of the Annual Open Wider Open Golf Tournament, member of the American Dental Hygienists Association, Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society (President 1992 to 1994), 1998 Dental Hygiene Alumnus of the Year. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday and Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Friday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Amidei, Ruth Ellen
Ruth Ellen Amidei - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2000 - Ruth Ellen Amidei, 67, of Walsenburg, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000. Born Aug. 21, 1932, in Dove Creek, Colo., to Robert and Nellie Shock Lipscomb. She graduated from Durango High School in 1950 and from nursing school at Children's Hospital in Denver in 1953. She practiced nursing in Durango, Pueblo and Walsenburg. Ruth is survived by her son, Tony (Leslie) Amidei, and two grandchildren, Nicole and Samantha, all of Walsenburg. Service, 11 a.m. Thursday at the Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel. Cremation, Almont Crematory, Pueblo.

Amidon, Albert B. Jr.
Albert B. Amidon Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 2002 - Albert B. Amidon Jr., born Sept. 7, 1929, in Pueblo, passed away Aug. 19, 2002, at Parkview hospital after a brief illness. Preceded by his father and mother, Al Sr. and Ruthanna; and his son, Albert B. III. Survived by his wife, Ellen; daughters, Suzanne (Raymond) McClure, Pueblo, Peggy Ellen (Gary) Nuetzmann, Lakewood, and Cindy (John) Youmans of Ovieda, Fla.; grandchildren, Jason, Ryan, Michael, A.J., Megan, Kara and Ellen Ashley; great-grandchildren, McKenna, Jase, Ashley and Zack. Albert was a life member of Lakewood Elks Club 1777 and Pueblo Lodge No. 90. He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Pueblo. Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Funeral service, 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Reception will be held immediately following the service at Imperial Reception Hall.

Amidon, Albert B. Sr.
Albert B. Amidon Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 1986 - Albert B. Amidon Sr., 85, formerly of 2040 Grand, departed this life Feb. 17, 1986. Beloved father of Albert B. Amidon Jr. and father-in-law of Ellen Amidon, both of Lakewood, with whom he resided the last six months. Grandfather of Suzanne McClure of Creede; Peggy Amidon of Lakewood; and Cindy Youmans of Denver. Also survived by five great-grandchildren and one brother, Claude Amidon of Pueblo. Preceded in death by his wife, Ruthanna, and his grandson, Albert B. Amidon III. Mr. Amidon was born April 7,1900, in Hoisington, Kan., and lived in Pueblo for the last 80 years. He served in the U.S. Army during WW I and graduated from Colorado College. He owned Amidon Fence Co. and started the Al Amidon Drilling Co. in Pueblo, 35 years ago. Mr. Amidon was a life member of the Elks Lodge No. 90, the Pueblo Golf and Country Club, and the First Presbyterian Church of Pueblo. Visitation hours from 9 a.m. to time of service today at Imperial Funeral Home. Service, 1:30 p.m. today at Imperial Chapel with the Rev. John M. Ross officiating. Interment, Section B, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the American Lung Association.

Amidon, Claude E.
Claude E. Amidon - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 1987 - Claude E. Amidon, Pueblo resident for 75 years, passed away May 23, 1987. Mr. Amidon moved to Pueblo in 1912 and for many years owned and operated Pueblo Sand and Gravel. Mr. Amidon was preceded in death by his wife, Esther, as well as sisters, Pearl Amidon and Rita Wilson, and brother, Al Amidon Sr. He also is survived by relatives and friends in Pueblo and Denver. Cremation without service.

Amidon, Gary Alan
Gary Alan Amidon – Pueblo Chieftain – August 11, 2006 - Gary Alan Amidon, 34, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 8, 2006, in Pueblo. Gary is survived by his loving wife, Penny; stepsons, Steven (Debbie) Parker and Kevin (Jennifer) Parker II; 10 grandchildren, and one on the way; mother, Debi Foulk; brother, John Douglas (Shirley) Amidon of Pueblo; sisters, Jaton (James) Ashbury of Pueblo, and Shanna (David) Olson of Bryceville, Fla.; mother in-law, Patsy Brothers; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters-in-law and friends. Gary was preceded in death by his fathers, John Amidon and Dan Foulk. He also is survived by his dogs, Ruff, Midge and Sassy Jo. Gary will be greatly missed by his fellow workers at David Joseph Company. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006, Fellowship of the Rockies Church, 3892 W. Northern Ave., Pueblo, Colo. A reception will follow at the church.

Amidon, Pearl M.
Pearl M. Amidon - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 1986 - Pearl M. Amidon passed away at Parkview Episcopal Hospital, Jan. 24, 1986. Survived by her brothers, Al and Claude Amidon, Pueblo; nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews. She was born on May 11, 1899, in Hoisington, Kan., and came to Pueblo in 1906 followed by short-time residences in Oregon and California, returning to Pueblo in 1966 after 33 years employment with the Corps of Engineers in Washington, D.C. She was a member of the Assistance League of Pueblo and Lamda Alpha Lamda Sorority. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in the Rouch Chapel with the Rev. Roger L. Hupp officiating, followed by cremation.

Amman, H. A.
H. A. "Phonse" Amman - Pueblo Chieftain - June 9, 1991 - H. A. "Phonse" Amman, Beulah, Colo., passed away June 8, 1991, following a lengthy illness. Survived by his children, Larry (Pat) Amman, Denver, Mrs. Loretta (Jim) Madden, Fort Collins, Mrs. Lorraine (Jim) Immel, Livermore, Calif., Leonard "Dick" (Ona Marie) Amman, Pueblo, Mrs. Linda (Frank) Gradishar, Pueblo and Laura Amman, Beulah. He is also survived by his brother Bud (Pony) Amman; brother-in-law George Miroslavich Jr., both of Denver and sister-in-law Jean Amman of California. Survived also by 12 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition he is survived by many friends in the Beulah Valley and at the Pueblo Regent Retirement Center. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Helen, in 1983. Mr. Amman was born in Denver on Feb. 15, 1912 and had been a resident of Beulah, Colo., for the past 41 years. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Beulah. Mr. Amman was the Chief Controller of the Federal Aviation Agency's Pueblo Tower from 1950 until he retired in 1971. Under the Civil Aeronautics Administration, he was one of two individuals who started the first Air Traffic Control Tower in Denver, site of the present day Stapleton Airport. Mr. Amman was a member of the Western Slovanic Association, the Beulah and Colorado Historical Societies, Colorado Aviation Historical Society and the OX5 Aviation Pioneers Club. Services, Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Beulah. Rosary service for family and friends at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday; Funeral Mass, 11:15 a.m. Wednesday. Interment, Beulah Cemetery. Reception following. Memorials may be made to the Beulah Volunteer Fire Department and the Beulah EMT's in care of the funeral home office.

Amman, Helen B.
Helen B. Amman - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 1983 - Mrs. Helen B. Amman, Beulah, passed away unexpectedly at her Beulah home, Oct. 28, 1983. Survived by her husband, H. A. "Phonse" Amman, of the family home. Mother of Larry (Dorothy) Amman, Westminster, Mrs. Loretta (Jim) Madden, Fort Collins, Mrs. Lorraine (Jim) Immel, Livermore, Calif., Leonard "Dick" (Ona Marie) Amman, Pueblo and Linda and Laura Amman, Beulah. Daughter of Mrs. Victoria Miroslavich, sister of George "Bud" Miroslavich and niece of Mrs. Pauline Van and Mrs. Helen Brust, all of Arvada. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition she is survived by many close friends from the Beulah community. Mrs. Amman was born Nov. 2, 1917 in Denver and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Beulah Belles, Beulah Historical Society and WSA, Slovan Lodge 3. Services, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Beulah. Rosary recitation 8 p.m. Tuesday and Mass of Christian burial 11 a.m. Wednesday. Interment, Beulah Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Beulah Volunteer Fire Department or Beulah EMT's in care of Billie Jo Haitt.

Ammann, Glenola C.
Glenola C. Ammann - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2001 - Age 81, passed away Jan. 12, 2001. Survived by her daughter, Sandy (Rob) Zingg, Pueblo; son, Joseph Ammann, Oklahoma; brother, Albert (Maureen) Goodman, Choctaw, Okla.; brother-in-law, Mervin (Betty) Ammann, Pueblo; grandchildren, Pandora (Charles) Warren and Melanie Ammann, both of Oklahoma City, Okla., Nicole (Eric) Akerson, Westminster, Colo., and Karen Zingg of Pueblo; and four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Harold H. Ammann in 1977 and parents, Glen and Gladys (nee Fox) Bird. Born May 9, 1919, in Cortez, Colo. Glenola lived in North Avondale for 30 years and in Pueblo for the past 17 years. She retired as a postal clerk for the U.S. Postal Service after 15 years of service. Mrs. Ammann loved the mountains, was an avid bird watcher and enjoyed sewing. Member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and former member of the Avondale United Methodist Church. She will lie in state at the funeral home from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Neal Warner officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Those who desire, may make memorials to the Sharmar Village Care Center Alzheimer's Memory Walk through the funeral home.

Amory, Linda G.
Linda G. Christenson Amory - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 2005 - Linda G. Christenson Amory, 55, of Rye, Colo. passed away at home on July 4, 2005. She is survived by her kin; Christopher D. Amory, Carol L. Howe, and Mary Jo Christenson, mother. She was preceded in death by her father, Dallas L. Christenson. She was a graduate of CSU, and had retired after 30 years with the Dept. of Human Services, State of Colorado. Her passions were caring for her horses and her land, and gardening and cooking. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Hudson Gardens on South Santa Fe Dr. in Littleton. Memorial contributions may be made to Colorado Horse Rescue Association, or similar charities.

Amos, Dwight
Dwight Amos – The Coloradoan – January 17, 2005 – Ft. Collins, CO - Dwight Amos, 75, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, in Fort Collins. A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Allnutt Funeral Service, 650 W. Drake Road. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday. Interment will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens. Robert Dwight Amos was born April 5, 1929, in McClave, the son of Robert and Kathryn (Stiles) Amos. He grew up in McClave and graduated from McClave High School. In 1956, he moved to Longmont where he had resided for 21 years, then moved to Fort Collins in 1977. Dwight was a salesman for Ranchway Feeds for 30 years. He also spent seven years as a salesman with Farmers Marketing in Denver. Dwight married Mary Harbison on Sept. 19, 1954, in Las Animas. He was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church and was a volunteer fireman with the Las Animas Fire Department. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Longmont Chamber of Commerce for two years, was President of the Sirloin Club, member of Toastmasters Club, Chairman of the Feed Committee for three years, member of the Colorado Cattle Feeders Association, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Grain and Feed Association from 1987 to 1989. Dwight is survived by his wife, Mary Amos, of Fort Collins; his daughter, Mildred Smelker and her husband, Curtis, of Wellington; and his sister, Dolores Stephenson, of El Dorado, Calif. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Elizabeth and Margaret Smelker, of Wellington. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter; and his son-in-law's father, Gary Smelker. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in care of Allnutt Funeral Service.

Amrhein, Evelyn C.
Evelyn C. Amrhein - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 1998 - Evelyn C. Amrhein, 79, passed away July 16, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Amrhein- and daughter, Kathleen Ley. Survived by her children, Bernice (Joe) Mercurio, Clemens (Sue) Schollmeyer, Alvina (Dennis) Foos, Charles (Cheryl) Schollmeyer, Herbert Rocky" (Imogene) Amrhein- numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren- stepsister, Irene (Sid) Hampton. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following the interment. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Amrine, Crystal Joy
Crystal Joy Amrine - Pueblo Chieftain - January 03, 2002 - Born April 3, 1909, in Beaver County, Okla. She passed away Dec. 30, 2001, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Rollo Amrine; two sons, Elden and Walter Amrine; daughter, Fontella Pace; and her brother, George (Jack) Adams. Survived by her son, Robert Amrine (Billie) of Crowley, Texas; daughters, Dorothy Hetherington of Pueblo, Colo., and Peggy McGuire (Bob) of Canon City, Colo.; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service, 9 a.m. Friday, Cortez Cemetery, Cortez, Colo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society in her memory.

Amyx, Eva M.
Eva M. Amyx - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2000 - Eva M. Amyx, 100, longtime Eads resident, passed away Jan. 23, 2000. Services, 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Eads United Methodist Church. Interment, Eads Cemetery. Visitation, 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church. [No other information available.]

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