The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

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

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Aperose, Abel
Abel Aperose - Rocky Mountain News - April 19, 1911 - Abel Aperose at Pueblo, April 9; ptomaine poisoning is responsible for the death of Abel Aperose and the serious illness of another. The men were members of a party of Greek travelers on their way from Kansas to the East. Aperose died as the train passed through Baxter, a few miles from Boone. Coroner W. O. Paterson will investigate the case.

Apker, Arthur
Arthur "Bud" Apker - Pueblo Chieftain - January 02, 2000 - Arthur "Bud" Apker, 76, of Ordway, died Dec. 29, 1999, in La Junta. Survived by wife, Jean of Ordway; daughter, Linda (Brian) Reurink of Spokane, Wash.; son; Michael Apker of Ordway; one sister, Polly Spencer of Colorado Springs; sister-in-law, Marcelle (Clifford) Newhouser of Ordway; and two grandchildren, Cassie and Joel Reeves, both of Ordway. Visitation, 2 until 5 p.m. today at Griffy Family Funeral Chapel in Ordway. Services, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Peter's Catholic Church in Ordway. Burial in Ordway Cemetery. Memorials to Crowley County Heritage Society.

Apodaca, Ben Ricky
Ben Ricky Apodaca - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 2001 - Ben Ricky Apodaca, 42, of Pueblo, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 20, 2001. Born on Oct. 31, 1959, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Mary Stella (Lopez) Apodaca; parents-in-law, Frank and Bertha Santos; brother-in-law, Frank A. Santos; sisters, Bernadine Gonzales, Cathy Ann “Dee Dee” Apodaca; and brother, Gary Apodaca Sr. Survived by his loving wife, Debbie; step-daughter, Heather (Alberto Santiago Sr.) Krasieski; step-grandson, Alberto Jr.; brother, Ronald Trujillo; sisters, Phyllis (Lee) Diamond, Geraldine (Dave) Trujillo, Laura (Julio) Trujillo, all of Pueblo; sisters-in-law, MaryAnn (Albert Sr.) Novak and Karen (Carl) Vasquez, both of Pueblo, Claire (Richard) Morales of Beaufort, S.C.; goddaughters, Danielle Madrid, Ashley Sapeda, Chantelle Medina; godparents, Dan and Dolores Rosales all of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Ben graduated from Pueblo Community College with an associate's degree in automotive technology. While attending PCC he received several presidential and automotive scholarships. He was a student senator for the Pueblo Community College Senate. Ben had been employed with Columbia House for nine years until its closure. Ben was presently employed by DSI Advertising. Ben loved to watch wrestling, the Broncos and he loved to play with his grandson who was the love of his life along with his dog “Hershey.” At his request no viewing. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Our Lady of Assumption Church with the Rev. Edward G. Pettit officiating. Relatives and friends will be received at the church hall following the Mass.

Apodaca, Bernice
Bernice Apodaca - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 1987 - Bernice Apodaca, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 28, 1987, in Hawthorne, Calif. Born in Aguilar, Colo., Oct. 28, 1906. Survivors include her husband, Tony Apodaca Sr.; children, Albert Apodaca, Tony Apodaca Jr., Beatrice Maciel, Gloria Lucero, George Apodaca, Cecelia Apodaca, Joseph Apodaca, Leonard Apodaca; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survived also by her brother, Ernest Apodaca, Denver, and sister, Josie La Pointe, South Dakota. Services will be held Friday in Hawthorne.

Apodaca, Carrie
Carrie Villegas Apodaca - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 2003 - Carrie Villegas Apodaca, 72, a Sacramento, Calif., resident for the past 27 years, passed away at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colo., June 26, 2003. Carrie was born Nov. 13, 1930, in Vineland, Colo., to the union of Domingo and Natividad (Alarcon) Villegas Sr. Her parents preceded her in death, also two brothers, Manuel Villegas and Domingo "Mingo" Villegas Jr.; two sisters, Refugia "Cuca" Castro and Mary Ruiz. Carrie was an active member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister; was a member of many prayer and church groups and a strong member of the Legion of Mary. Carrie was a devoted person to those in need. She gave unconditionally to underprivileged children and many others. She worked at Charles Mack Elementary School, St. Luke's Day Care Center and St. Charles Borromeo School. She lived in Avondale/Pueblo for 45 years before moving to Sacramento. Carrie is survived by her children, Randy (Joyce) Apodaca, Alamosa, Colo., Debbie (George) Rael, Pueblo, Colo., Ricky (Avalon) Apodaca, Donna DeMesa, Dale (Monica) Apodaca, Mark (Margarita) Apodaca, all of Sacramento, Calif.; grandchildren, Justine (Mike) Cruz, Jessica (Colorado Cordova) Apodaca, Jordan Apodaca, Marie (Robert) Manzanares, Carriann Rael, Amber Apodaca, Joshua DeMesa and Joey Brassy Apodaca. Also, a sister, Catalina Villegas Armijo, Avondale, Colo.; five great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Both services will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Avondale. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, followed by interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive family and friends at the church hall following the rosary and Mass services.

Apodaca, Charlotte
Charlotte Apodaca - Denver Post - April 07, 1995 - Charlotte Apodaca Homemaker, 92 - Charlotte Apodaca of Denver, a homemaker, died Saturday at St. Anthony Hospital Central. She was 92. No services were held. There was cremation. She was born June 4, 1902, in Walsenburg. In 1924, she married Louis Apodaca in Walsenburg. He is deceased. She is survived by a daughter, Anita Deaton, Denver; three sons, Gasper Castro, Colorado Springs, Mark Apodaca, Denver, and Pete Apodaca, Denver; 10 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Apodaca, Cindy L.
Cindy L. Apodaca - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2006 - Cindy L. Apodaca, Preceded in death by mother, Stella. Survived by father, Ed (Lene); siblings; and numerous family members. Rosary, Monday, 7 p.m., St. Pius X Church, Aurora. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, 1:30 p.m., Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand Ave., Pueblo.

Apodaca, Clement
Clement Apodaca - Rocky Mountain News - August 23, 1978 - Mass of Christian Burial for Clement "Pat" Apodaca, retired federal employee will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, in St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Fort Logan National Cemetery. Apodaca died Sunday in his home at 3631 Pecos St. He was 52. He was born in Walsenburg on January 9, 1926, and was graduated from Manual Training High School in 1945. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict, serving from 1950 to 1953. He worked more than six years as a cook at the Oxford Hotel, and was a long-time Air Force civil service employee at Lowry Air Force Base until retiring because of his health on July 21. He married Lucy M. Torres (daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Louis Torres, Brighton) on Sept. 14, 1965. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three daughters, Susan G. Armijo and Rosie J. Onorato, both of Denver, and Clara E. (Alexander) Rimbert of Albuquerque, N.M.; his mother, Carlotta M. Apodaca of Denver; three brothers, Gasper Castro of Colorado Springs, Mars Apocaca and Peter Apodaca, both of Denver; a sister Anita Deaton of Woodland Park, and 10 grandchildren and numerous other close relatives. Recitation of the Rosary, 6 p.m., Tuesday, Chapel of the Chimes, 1331 Sherman Street. Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m., Wednesday, St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Procession leaves St. Patrick's, 9 a.m., Thursday. Interment, Ft. Logan National Cemetery with full military honors. American Legion J. P. Martinez Post No. 204 invited to attend. Friends will be received at 4200 Pecos after interment.

Apodaca, Della I.
Della I. Apodaca - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 1997 - Della I. Apodaca, 69, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on June 25, 1997, after a lengthy illness. She was born on May 13, 1928, in Walsenburg. Preceded in death by her son, Kenneth Matthew Apodaca- her parents, Maclovia and Silverio Castro- brothers, Felix and Eloy Castro- sisters, Eva Meehan, Dora Torres, Florence Florez, and Bernice Gomez. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Walter Apodaca- children, Kathy (Joe) Trujillo, Geri (LeRoy) Arellano, Theresa (Steve) Sanchez, all of Pueblo, Anita (Vince) Trujillo of Fort Collins, Walter Anthony (Sally) Apodaca of Beulah, Ed (Sandra) Apodaca, and Robert Apodaca of Denver- sisters, Marie Mascarenas of Commerce City, Nellie (Gerald) Berumen of Rocky Ford, and Agnes (Conrad) Moya of Fort Collins. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren- 11 great-grandchildren- numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She enjoyed singing and worship at Good Shepherd Church of which she was a member for more than 20 years. Funeral service will be held at Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy, at 10 a.m. Saturday with Pastor Robert T. Montoya officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Due to Della's request, there will be no viewing. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Dr. Tom Smith for all their help and support during Della's illness. Donations in memory of Della Apodaca may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst Pl., Pueblo, Colo., 81004. The family will greet relatives and friends at 2419 Spruce in Pueblo.

Apodaca, Edward Leo
Edward Leo Apodaca - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2002 - Age 55, affectionately known as “coach,” lost the greatest fight of his life to cancer April 26, 2002. Ed was born Dec. 13, 1946, in Trinidad. He was educated in Pueblo schools and served his country during the Vietnam Conflict as a member of the 82nd Airborne Rangers and the 25th Infantry. His decorations included National Defense Service Medal Expert Rifle Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Purple Heart. Ed loved traveling, fishing, hunting and playing bones “dominoes.” He was a dedicated Broncos fan. Most of all, he loved boxing and spending time with all his grandchildren. Ed was the coach of the Pueblo Stylers boxing team, which produced several state, regional and national champions. He served as president of Colorado USA Boxing and also was known as “the voice of the Rockies” at ringside, announcing the fighters and their events. He was a board member of the former CYO. He loved to go to yard sales and shopping with his girls. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife, Theresa Bravo Apodaca; children, Pamela (Teddy) Jaquez, Edward “Son” (Gina) Apodaca, Cheryl (Santos) Casarez and Carol (Leo) Lopez; his mother, Julia Sandoval; siblings, Ronnie (Barbara) Sandoval, Rudy (Carlie) Sandoval and Ramona Gonzales; father and mother-in-law, Sabino and Nellie Bravo; brothers-in-law, Ciriaco “Jimmy” (Kathy) Bravo and Willie (Maria) Bravo; sisters-in-law, Rose (Larry) Alexander and Gloria Treijo; godfather, Joe Apodaca; 11 grandchildren; numerous godchildren; and other relatives and friends. Ed is preceded in death by grandparents, Julius and Daisy Apodaca; father, Rudolph Sandoval; and brother-in-law, Benedito Bravo. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. today and noon until 4 p.m. Monday, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Rev. Ben Bacino, celebrant. Both services, St. Leander Catholic Church. Full military honors at graveside, Roselawn Cemetery, by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The Apodaca family will receive friends at St. Leander Hall following the burial rites.

Apodaca, Elias
Elias Apodaca – Pueblo Star Journal – August 1, 1972 – Elias Apodaca, 1014 E. Routt, passed away July 31, 1972, at his residence. Employed by the CF&I Steel Corp., yard department. A WWII veteran and member of Assumption Church where both services will be held. Rosary recitation 7 p.m. today and Mass of the Resurrection 9 a.m. Wednesday. Military honors and interment Roselawn. Born Dec. 15, 1912, in Plama, N.M. Survivors include four brothers, Donato Apodaca, Raton, N.M.; Antonio Apodaca, Clovis, N.M.; Ramon Apodaca, Olegrande, Calif., and Soletero Apodaca, Denver; sister, Mrs. Timotero Baca, Anton Chico, N.M., and friend, Mrs. Estelle Morales, Pueblo. Family will receive friends at 1018 E. Routt, home of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Lucero.

Apodaca, Ermelinda
Ermelinda (Bennie) Apodaca - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - January 15, 2004 - Ermelinda (Bennie) Apodaca, Col. USAR, Ret., 86, passed away Friday, January 9, 2004 at the Colorado State Veteran's Nursing Home in Walsenburg, Colorado. She was born January 19, 1917 in Model, Colorado to Alfonso and Juanita Benavidez. She is survived by brothers Alfonso Benavidez of Model, Colorado and Fernando Benavidez of Englewood, Colorado; Sisters Beatrice Benavidez, San Francisco, California, and Ernestine Knorr of Torrance, California; Numerous nephews, nieces and friends and two goddaughters also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Apodaca, parents, and sisters, Rita Mendoza, Josephine Jupp and Mary Montano. Ermelinda graduated from nursing school in 1943 and was commissioned a 2nd Lt. In the Army Nurse Corp. During her nursing career she served in France during World War II and in Korea during the Korean conflict. She retired in 1973 from the U. S. Army Reserves with the rank of Colonel. While in the army reserves, she worked at several different locations including the Trinidad State Nursing Home and Trinidad School District #1. Bennie loved to travel, play golf and make friends. She loved the residents and staff at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg, where she made many friends during her stay there. Services will be held Friday, January 16, 2004 with the rosary recited at 9:00 a.m. at the chapel of the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Memorial Mass will follow at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Gene Renard as celebrant. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with military honors by the Ft. Carson Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers donations should be made to the Trinidad Area Catholic Community. The family may be contacted at 23465 CR 105.0 Model, Colorado 81059 (719-846-3504) The family of Ermelinda Apodaca has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Apodaca, Filadelphio Felix
Filadelphio "Felix" Apodaca – Pueblo Chieftain- November 25, 1997 - Filadelphio "Felix" Apodaca, 71, passed away Nov. 23, 1997. Predeceased by his wife, Lupe Apodaca and son, Michael Punky" Apodaca. Survived by his children, Ron Apodaca, Steve Apodaca, Felix Apodaca of Denver, Colo., Rachel Apodaca, Dave (Sylvia) Apodaca of San Antonio, Texas, Donald (Dora) Apodaca, Phyllis (Mike) Gonzales, Bernadine Alfaro- numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Vigil service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. and funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., both services to be held at St. Leander Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1346 E. Fifth St. Viewing, Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Apodaca, Gary Lee
Gary Lee Apodaca - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 1999 - Gary Lee Apodaca, March 14, 1955 - Sept. 23, 1999, 44, of Pueblo, will be greatly missed by wife, Shirley Lee Apodaca; stepchildren, Antoinette Jiminez, Kenny Jiminez and family; relatives and friends will also be received at 1624 Cedar.

Apodaca, Gilbert J.
Gilbert J. Apodaca - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 2003 - Gilbert J. Apodaca passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003. He is preceded in death by his parents, Genovena and Eva Apodaca. He will be sadly missed by his family, Jennifer (Greg) Jones; his guardians at the ARC of Pueblo; Robert Casias; and his extended family; the Trujillo's and the Jones'; and his friends at Spectrum Day Program and Colorado Blue Skies. Memorial services will be held, 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Donations may be made to the People's First Bank of Pueblo in memory of Gilbert.

Apodaca, Isabelle Erlinda
Isabelle Erlinda Apodaca - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2005 - Isabelle Erlinda Apodaca, 72, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on June 21, 2005. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mauricio and Juanita Barela; brother, Rudy Barela; and sister, Cora Gallegos. Survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Nestor Paul Apodaca, who provided such tender loving care throughout her lengthy illness with Alzheimer's disease; children, Sam Apodaca, Linda Apodaca, Pastor Mark (Jeanette) Apodaca, Carl (Patricia) Apodaca and Dina (Frank) Gioia; brothers, Jim (Kathy) Barela and Richard (Adabeth) Barela; sister, Ramona (Steve) Chavez; grandchildren, Jenell, Johnna, Chad, Brad, Ryan, Dustin, Brooke, Kelsey, Frankie, Brett and Megan; great-grandchildren, Tomas« and Alyanna; and numerous other relatives and friends. Isabelle was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who was blessed with a gift of making all people feel special. Special thanks to Professional Home Health Care for providing compassionate care throughout her illness. Viewing will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today, at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, at Praise Assembly with Officiant, Pastor Bobby Wilson. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Praise Assembly Hall after interment.

Apodaca, Jesus Felix
Jesus Felix Apodaca - Pueblo Chieftain - August 05, 2002 - Jesus Felix Apodaca, 24, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 4, 2002. Born May 21, 1978, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by uncle, Michael Apodaca; one cousin, Johnny Valdez III; also grandparents, Felix and Lupe Apodaca and John Valdez; one brother, Andres Apodaca. Survived by his parents, Donald and Dora Apodaca, Pueblo; children, Sylvia Davila and Destiny Apodaca, both of Pueblo; loving girlfriend, Tara Trujillo, Pueblo; brother, Donald (Angela) Apodaca Jr., Pueblo; sister, Crystal Apodaca; godson, Amillino Apodaca; one niece and one nephew; also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; Jesus enjoyed working on his car and was a member of the East Side Custom Low Riders. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday and funeral, 1 p.m. Wednesday, both at St. Francis Xavier Church. Celebrant the Rev. Thomas R. Hinni C.M. Interment, Roselawn. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Apodaca, John Joeseph
John Joeseph Apodaca - Pueblo Chieftain - October 06, 2002 - John Joeseph Apodaca, 76, died on Oct. 2, 2002, in Pueblo Colorado. He was born April 4, 1926, in Trinchera, Colo. He is survived by loving wife, Bernice Betty Apodaca, Las Animas; daughter, Judith D. Salas, Pueblo, John G. (Dorothy), Big Springs, Texas, Robert J. (Betty), Las Animas, Manuel R. Lucero, Pueblo; granddaughter, Nancy L. Montoya, Pueblo; very special sister-in-law, Sharon Martinez, Pueblo; sisters, Caroline Martinez, Trinidad, Mary Greenway, Pueblo, Barbra Greenway, Fort Scott, Kan., Virgina Apodaca, Trinidad, Helen (Dave) Martinez, Trinidad; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents, Catherine Valdez, O'Neil Apodaca; daughter, Nancy Lynn Apodaca; brothers, Louis Apodaca and James Apodaca. Services to be held on Oct. 7, 2002, in Las Animas, Colo. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Mass, 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church with burial to follow at Fort Lyon National Cemetery.

Apodaca, Louis
Louis Apodaca – Yuma Pioneer – December 22, 1905 – Frank Trujillo and F. Archuleta, the two deputy sheriffs who killed Louis Apodaca three weeks ago in Union county, New Mexico, have received the reward of $300 offered by the county commissioners of Las Animas county for the capture of Apodaca. He was killed while resisting arrest. Apodaca was wanted for the murder of a sixteen-year-old Mexican girl fifteen months ago.

Apodaca, Lupe
Lupe Apodaca - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2003 - Lupe Apodaca, 90, a lifetime Puebloan, born April 19, 1913, passed away July 20, 2003, at the Life Care Center of Pueblo. Before her health began to fail her, Lupe was an active member of St. Mary Church. She was also the secretary of the former ladies club Sociedad Femenil de Proteccion Mutua. Preceded in death by her parents, Pedro Arguello and Julia Avila Morales; stepfather, Pedro Morales; two sisters, Maclovia and Josephine Pludio; two brothers, Joe and Pedrito Arguello. She leaves to cherish her memory daughter, Connie (Korky) Kochendarfer; sister, Lucille Huerta; grandchildren, Debra (Joe) Friederich, Lawrence Maes, Annette (Vince) Tinajero; great-grandchildren, Natalie and Jammin Friederich, Jonelle and Little Vincent Tinajero; special cousin, Tim (Julia) Arguello; numerous other family members consisting of the Pulido family, Arguello family, Huerta family and the Montoya family. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Both services St. Mary Catholic Church; Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1201 Jackson St. and the Zaragoza Hall following the burial rites.

Apodaca, Lupe
Lupe Apodaca – Pueblo Chieftain – May 26, 1984 – Lupe Apodaca, late of 822 N. Fountain, passed away May 24, 1984. Arrangements pending. Family may be reached at 822 N. Fountain.

Apodaca, Marcelino
Marcelino Apodaca - December 20, 2000 - Marcelino Apodaca of Denver, a shipping clerk, died Nov. 29. He was 73. Services were Dec. 5 at Fort Logan National Cemetery. There was cremation. He was born Nov. 4, 1927, in Walsenburg. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Dalgado. He later married Phyllis Martinez. Apodaca served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was employed by the Air Force for 31 years. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 204. He is survived by his wife; four sons, Richard and Raymond, both of Denver, Malachi Martinez, Lakewood, and Robert Rubio, Louisville; a daughter, Margarita Martinez, Wheat Ridge; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Apodaca, Marcelino
Marcelino Apodaca - Huerfano World - February 28, 2008 - Marcelino Apodaca passed away on Feb. 1, 2008. A memorial service will be held for him on March 1 at 11 a.m. at Saint Mary Church.

Apodaca, Marcella
Marcella (Bueno) Apodaca - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 2005 - Marcella (Bueno) Apodaca, 50, Clinton, Okla., passed away on Aug. 11, 2005. Preceded in death by her father, Marcellino Bueno. Survived by her mother, Frances Bueno; father of her children, Steve Apodaca Sr.; children, Michelle (Solomon) Vigil, Anthony (Jeanette) Bueno, Raquel (Donald) Chacon and Steve Apodaca Jr.; brothers, Marco Bueno, Larry (Anita) Bueno and John (Dorothy) Bueno; sisters, Deborah (Tony) Loudy and Roberta Bueno; eight grandchildren and several nephews, nieces and cousins. She also was the godmother of Frances Arguello and Rick Medina Jr. She was very caring and always thinking and helping others. She lived her life to the fullest and will be missed by all. Viewing from 1 to 5 p.m. today, and funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday; both at Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Romero Funeral Home in her name.

Apodaca, Maria Isias
Maria Isias Apodaca - Denver Post - June 11, 1992 - Maria Isias Apodaca Aurora homemaker, 88 - Maria Isias Apodaca of Aurora, a homemaker, died June 3 at Lutheran Hospital. She was 88. Services were Saturday at the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary. Interment was in Mount Olivet Cemetery. She was born March 23, 1904, in Walsenburg. On March 11, 1934, she married Paul E. Apodaca in Walsenburg. He preceded her in death. She is survived by a son, Paul, Jacksonville, Fla.; three daughters, Michaela A. Valenzuela, Arvada, Beatrice Denette, Springhill, Fla., and Teresa M. Salazar, Aurora; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Apodaca, Mary
Mary Apodaca - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2006 - Mary Apodaca, 78, Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Mary who was a long time member of the Bellflower, Calif. congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses died Monday, Jan. 23, 2006 at 3:41 a.m. of heart failure. She was born in Walsenburg, Colo. on April 7, 1927 and has lived in Southern Calif. since 1951. Mary is survived by her husband of 56 years, Albert, her six daughters, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, along with four sisters and four brothers. Services will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 9923 Cedar Street, Bellflower, Calif. 90706 at 11:00 a.m. Mary's cremated ashes will be interned at Forest Lawn in Cypress, Calif.

Apodaca, Mary M.
Mary M. Apodaca - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 2006 - Mary M. Apodaca, 80, passed away July 16, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Apodaca; grandson, Shawn Michael Apodaca; parents, Joe and Rose Montano; siblings, Josie, Angie and Fred. She is survived by her children, Rick (Elaine) Apodaca, Robert (Annabelle) Apodaca, Kathy (Mike) Fatta, Michael (Lydia) Apodaca; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Sara Rodriguez; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and many friends. Mary was a foster grandmother at Beulah Heights Elementary School. She also was a member of the Ladies of Mary at Holy Family Church. There will be no public viewing; cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, July 20, 2006, Holy Family Church, followed by inurnment at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Mary's memory to the Diabetes Foundation through the funeral home office.

Apodaca, Max J. Sr.
Max J. Apodaca Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 2002 - Passed away April 16, 2002. He was born to Ermmalindo and Anna Apodaca on Nov. 27, 1927, in Pueblo. His parents and his sister, Genevieve Martinez, preceded him in death. Max was employed with Alpha Beta for 25 years. He was married to the late Vera Apodaca for 54 years. He is survived by his children, Max (Theresa) Apodaca Jr., Ken (Rita) Apodaca and Ted (Donna Dean) Apodaca, all of Pueblo. Her surviving grandchildren are Brian (Janet Tenorio) Apodaca, Pueblo, Michelle (Michael) Simonich, Pueblo, Christine (Jose) Martinez, San Diego, Shauna and Katrina Apodaca, Pueblo, Sandra (Terry Barlow) Apodaca, Pueblo, Lindsay and Brandon Tenorio, Canon City, Matthew and Michael Dean; great-grandchildren, Lloyd Anaya, Jose Martinez, Lloyd Barlow, Isaiah Barlow, and new baby Barlow. Max is also survived by his siblings, Ben Apodaca Sr., Mike Apodaca, Delfino Apodaca, Hank Apodaca, Nestor Apodaca, Lupita Nunnies, Rita Martinez and Jenny Martinez; numerous nieces and nephews. At his request, no viewing. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church with inurnment to follow at imperial Memorial Gardens. Military honors will be presented by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Cremation, Imperial Crematory. Contributions may be made to St. Therese Memorial Fund in his memory.

Apodaca, Santiago
Santiago “Benito” Apodaca - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 2006 - Santiago “Benito” Apodaca, departed this life on April 25, 2006 at the age of 78. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews; close friends Irene Dominguez, Nacho Gomez, Ted Barros (Joan), Aurelio Sisneros and Phil Smith. Benito was well know for his “trio music” which he will now be playing with the angels in heaven. Cremation has taken place. Mass will be said Sunday, May 21, 2006 at Our Lady of Assumption Church, 900 E. Routt, at 11:30 a.m. Memorial Rosary Monday, 7:00 p.m. at Angelus Chapel. Donations to defer costs will be appreciated and may be sent to Angelus Mortuary, 1102 E. Evans, Pueblo, CO 81004

Apodaca, Tony Forunato
Tony Forunato Apodaca - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2006 - Tony Forunato Apodaca, 73, of Pueblo, joined our Lord on March 13, 2006. Born in La Lagunita, N.M., on May 23, 1932, to Petrolino Apodaca and Naborah Aragon who preceded him in death along with his brothers, Archie Aragon and Felipe Aragon; uncles, Jose Trujillo, Avelino Trujillo, both of New Mexico; aunts, Benia Chavez, Luz Martinez of New Mexico; sister-in-law, Margaret Aragon of Denver; father- and mother-in-law, Antonio Padilla and Jean Sanchez, both of New Mexico; and brother-in-law, Clyde Padilla of New Mexico. Survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Maria Beatrice Apodaca; sisters, Rosario Madrid (Amadeo), Rosa Ramirez of New Mexico, Maria Dolores Phillips of Denver; brother, Jose D. Aragon (Connie) of Pueblo; children, Michael, Eddie (Connie) and family, Tony (Cindy) and family, Ruth (Paul) Romero and family, Francine (Gilbert) and family; 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. In 1958, Tony worked for the CF&I when he was only 18 years old. Then he moved back to Las Vegas, N.M., and worked as an orderly in the hospital for the Elderly Meadows Home. In 1961, he moved to Gilman, Colo., and worked in the mines for three years. He moved back to Pueblo and started working for the Colorado State Hospital and retired after 20 years of service. Tony was a true Broncos fan and also a Jack of all trades. He was a family man and had many friends. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, followed by a vigil service at 7:00 p.m., at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2006, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Apodaca, Vera
Vera Apodaca - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 2000 - Vera Apodaca passed away May 26, 2000. She was born to Leopaldo and Conception Diaz on Feb. 1, 1926, in Pueblo. Her parents preceded her in death. Vera was employed with the Pueblo County Assessor's office for 26 years. On Nov. 26, 1946, she was married to Max Apodaca Sr. He survives, as well as children Max (Theresa) Apodaca Jr., Ken (Rita) Apodaca and Ted (Donna Dean) Apodaca, all of Pueblo. Her surviving grandchildren are Brian (Janet Tenorio) Apodaca, Pueblo, Michelle (Michael) Simonich, Pueblo, Christine (Jose) Martinez, San Diego, Shauna and Katrina Apodaca, Pueblo, Sandra (Terry Barlow) Apodaca, Pueblo, Lindsay and Brandon Tenorio, Canon City, Matthew and Michael Dean; great-grandchildren, Lloyd Anaya, Baby Martinez and Baby Barlow. Vera is also survived by siblings, Joacquin Diaz, Manuel (Mary) Diaz, Elaine Cruz, Leo (Hope) Diaz and Joe Diaz, all of Pueblo, Irene (Fred) Carillo, Denver, Luther (Linda) Diaz, Carson, Calif., Sophie McIlwain, Vacaville, Calif., and Richard Diaz, Gulfport, Miss. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Cremation, Imperial Crematory. Funeral Mass at the Shrine of St. Therese, where Vera was a member, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Shrine of St. Therese Memorial Fund.

Apodaca, Victoria
Victoria "Vickie" Apodaca - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1999 - Victoria "Vickie" Apodaca, went to be with the Lord, Oct. 13, 1999, after 41/2 years battle with cancer. Born May 30, 1928, to the union of Simona Sanchez Valles and Henry Valles. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 50 years, Ben Apodaca; also her children, Yvonne (Chuck) Martinez, Albuquerque, N.M., Olivia Apodaca, Pueblo, Ben (Jean) Apodaca, Westminster, Colo., Renee (Eli) Massey, Pueblo. Survived by brothers, Gabino (Lupe) Valles and Ray (Marsha) Garcia, California. Victoria is preceded in death by her father, Henry Valles, 1934; brother, Jose Valles, 1924; Nick Valles, 1971; Daniel Valles, 1977; mother, Simona Garcia, 1987; and stepfather Savino Garcia, 1993. Also survived by grandchildren, Jason, Adam (Jessica) Martinez, Danielle Martinez, Brandon and Desiree Pacheco, Raeann and Kaylene Archuleta, Jonathan and Isaac Massey and two great-grandchildren, Leandra and Autumn Martinez. Vickie loved playing bingo and fishing. She was also an Eucuristic Minister and a member of Our Lady of Assumption Parish. She also leaves to cherish six brothers-in-law and wives, three sisters-in-law and husbands, also several nieces and nephews. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today at Romero Funeral Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. today at Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Rev. Ervin Schmitt, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice. Relatives and friends will be received at 1001 Pine St. and Assumption Church Hall after Interment.

Apodaca, Walter
Walter Apodaca - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 2003 - Walter Apodaca, 76, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 11, 2003, after a short illness. He was born July 22, 1927, in Strong, Colo. Preceded in death by his wife, Della Apodaca; son, Kenneth Apodaca; grandsons, Kenneth Sanchez and Eddie Apodaca; his parents, Edward and Alvina Apodaca; brothers, Joe, Charlie, Felix, Ernie and Robert Apodaca. Survived by his children, Kathy (Joe) Trujillo, Geri (LeRoy) Arellano, Theresa (Steve) Sanchez, all of Pueblo, Anita (Vince) Trujillo of Fort Collins, Walter Anthony (Sally) Apodaca of Beulah, Eddie (Sandra) Apodaca of Elizabeth, and Bobby Apodaca of Denver; brothers, Richard Apodaca of Sacramento, Calif., Ed Apodaca of Aurora, and Art Apodaca of Pueblo; sisters, Dora Salazar and Dorothy Apodaca of Pueblo, Rosie Mares of Denver. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, Janell (Bob) Shockey, Sharon (Greg) Solano, Bennie (Erica) Salazar, Lisa Arellano (Stan Gomez), LeRoy Arellano II, Michelle (Derek) Zehler, Michael Trujillo, Anthony Apodaca, Andres Apodaca, Nathan (Heather) Sanchez, Mark Fernandez, Alicia Apodaca, Jared Apodaca, Bobby Mike Apodaca, Vanessa Apodaca, Marcus Apodaca, Jenasey Martinez. Walter is also survived by 14 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, Godchildren, friends and great neighbors. Walter proudly served in the U.S. Navy, and he retired from the Pueblo Depot Activity, in 1986 after 35 years. He loved gardening and watching sports, especially the Broncos. Walter loved his family dearly and spent much of his time attending family athletic events, and all birthday parties. He will be greatly missed by all his family who loved him very much. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, at Romero Chapel. Funeral service will be held at Pueblo Christian Center, 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, with Pastor Larry Ruiz, officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Richard Rivera and the staff at Parkview Hospital. The family will greet relatives and friends at 2419 Spruce, in Pueblo. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Apodaca, Zachary
Zachary Apodaca - Rocky Mountain News – November 3, 1998 - Zachary Apodaca, 78, of Denver died Oct. 25. Services were Oct. 30, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Apodaca was born in Alamosa on Sept. 6, 1920. He married Rita Elizabeth Wade, 1944. He served in the Marines during World War II. He was a security guard for the U.S. Postal Service and Sealy Mattress Co. Survivors include his wife; children Joe, Maryanne Peabody, Barbara, Bill, Steve, Robert, Kenneth, James, Thomas, Patrick, Christopher, Greg, Ronald, Timothy, Michael, all of Denver; brother Charles of Alamosa; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Apodorea, M.
M. Apodorea - 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: M. Apodorea is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 31, 1910 in the newspapers, but is not listed as a victim in the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities" where others were listed. For complete coverage of this disaster go to:

Appel, Jo
Jo Appel - Pueblo Chieftain - February 02, 1999 - Jo Appel, 68, passed away Jan. 29, 1999. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Wednesday, at the Peacock-Wood Chapel. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, 1-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. [No other information available.]

Appelhans, John Jacob
John Jacob Appelhans - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2000 - John Jacob Appelhans, 81, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 21, 2000. Survived by his children, Patrick James (Barbara) Appelhans, Philip Appelhans and Laura (Ron) Overeem; four grandchildren; and several brothers and sisters. John was a retired truck driver for the PAD. Mr. Appelhans served in the Army during World War II and received the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Eagles No.145 and also enjoyed the SRDA meals and socializing. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Friday, Holy Family Church. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to SRDA in his memory.

Applbaum, Ronald Lee
Dr. Ronald Lee Applbaum - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2006 - Dr. Ronald Lee Applbaum, 62, died peacefully of lymphoma on Nov. 16, 2006, with his wife of 38 years, Susan, at his side. He was a world-recognized communication scholar and lecturer, earning a Ph.D. degree in speech communication and achieving the positions of full professor, dean of humanities, provost, as well as three presidencies. He served on national and international boards throughout his prolific career. Ron served as president of Word Communication Association and was proud of his numerous publications on communication. Ron leaves his sister, Denise Applbaum; beloved cousins, Joanne and Myron Mintz, Candy and Fabian Moreno; great-aunt, Marcy Hyman; mother-in-law, Trudy Stone, all of California; and his loyal pets, Anna and Snickers. Most precious are his children, Lee and Jennifer Applbaum; and his grandson, Bennett Stone, all of Pennsylvania. Ron was predeceased by his parents, Irwin and Marion Applbaum; and his beloved father-in-law, Irving Stone. Ron was born Dec. 14, 1943, in Charleroi, Pa. He enjoyed reading science fiction and was the ultimate "Trekkie." He had an artistic flair and enjoyed painting. He was especially fond of the Pueblo Duplicate Bridge Club. The family offers heartfelt gratitude to the staffs of Parkview Hospital, 3SW, the Rev. Roger Dorcy Cancer Center, Rocky Mountain Cancer Center and Sangre de Cristo Hospice. There will be a private family interment and memorial service to be announced at a future date. The family respectfully requests, in lieu of flowers and food, donations be made in Ron's memory to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors. Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 2006 - Applbaum service - A memorial service for late Colorado State University-Pueblo President Ron Applbaum is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Occhiato University Center Ballroom on the CSU-Pueblo campus. Applbaum, who served as president of CSU-Pueblo from 2002 to 2006, died last week of lymphoma cancer. A memory book will be available for people wishing to share stories and greetings with the family. Applbaum is survived by his wife, Susan, and children, Lee and Jennifer Applbaum.

Apple, Plymouth
Plymouth Apple - Rocky Mountain News - July 21, 1911 - Plymouth Apple, at Pueblo, age 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Apple, while playing with his brother Roger, age 7 and a little girl. They were playing in a sand bank and had created a cave which caved in. Roger and the little girl were pulled to safety in time.

Applebaum, Jerry A.
Jerry A. Applebaum – Pueblo Indicator – May 3, 1913 – Mrs. Applebaum Acquitted – Mrs. Callie S. Applebaum, charged with the murder of her husband, J. A. Applebaum, at Atlanta, Georgia, February 25 last, was acquitted by a jury on the 26th of April after a deliberation of 30 minutes. The body of the deceased was found in a hotel and the wife, with whom it was said he had quarreled, was at once arrested, and charged with the murder. Three bullet holes were found in the body. “Jerry” Applebaum was formerly a resident of Bessemer and owned a drug store here.

Applegate, Darlene M.
Darlene M. Applegate - Pueblo Chieftain - August 01, 2004 - Darlene M. Applegate passed away July 27, 2004, in Pueblo. She was born April 27, 1918, in Morton County, Kan., to Charles and Rosie Myer. Darlene was preceded in death by her husband, Glen, in 1996. She is survived by her son, Rocky Applegate of Colorado Springs. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, in the Bent County Cemetery in Las Animas.

Applegate, Lois
Lois Applegate - Pueblo Chieftain - June 06, 2000 - Lois Applegate, 92, passed away June 4, 2000. Memorial services, 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Lamar First Presbyterian Church. A private family interment will be held at Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation today from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Applehunt, John Paul
John Paul Applehunt - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 2004 - John Paul Applehunt, 63, of Walsenburg, died on Dec. 11, 2004. John was born in Denver, Colo., on Sept. 20, 1941, to Margaret Elizabeth and John Arnold Applehunt. John lived in Walsenburg for many years, worked in the area and finally retired from the Department of Corrections after 23 years of service, in January 2004. John was a dedicated husband and family man, who loved to ride his Harley Davidson and travel. John is preceded in death by his father, John Arnold Applehunt. He is survived by his mother, Margaret Elizabeth (Applehunt) Smith; his wife of 39 wonderful years, Margaret T. Applehunt; four children, John (Eva) Applehunt, Barbara (Robert Shull) Applehunt, Walsenburg, Lisa Fisher, Virginia, James (Randy) Richmond, Denver; 12 grandchildren; also two sisters, Carole (Robert) Koehne, Judith (Paul) Anderson; numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday; funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Church. Burial, Huerfano Masonic Cemetery, Walsenburg.

Appugliese, Louise M.
Louise M. Appugliese - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 2000 - Louise M. Appugliese, age 89, passed away March 23, 2000. She is survived by her children, Joann Keifert, Broomfield, Mary Lou (Joseph) Agnes, Pueblo, and Rite Mae (John) Johnston, Littleton, Colo.; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Louie Appugliese; and nieces and nephews, including Carol Smith and Bill Appugliese. Mrs. Appugliese was preceded in death by beloved husband, Sam Appugliese; sisters, Rose Carlo, Millie Scariano, Tresa Salimeno and Mary Vannelli; brothers, Mose and Joe Bombino and Jim Filler; great-grandchild, Jessie Markel; as well as sister-in-law, Helen Appugliese. Mrs. Appugliese was a member of the Ladies Fidelity Lodge, St. Rita Lodge, Cenacle of the Blessed Sacrament and the Mother Cabrini Shrine. Rosary, Monday, 7 p.m., and funeral Mass, Tuesday, 10 a.m., both at St. Patrick Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. Please omit food and flowers. Donations can be made in Louise's memory to the Mother Cabrini Shrine in care of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Appuglise, Helen C.
Helen C. Appuglise - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 1986 - Helen C. Appuglise, Sept. 13, 1986. Wife of Louie Appuglise. Mother of Carol (William) Smith and Bill (Margie) Appuglise. Grandmother of six. Sister of Katharine Harvey. Sister-in-law of Mary (Pete) Maurello and Louise Appuglise. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Member of St. Patrick Parish. Services, St. Patrick Church: Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday; Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment, Roselawn. Please omit food and flowers. The family will receive friends at 130 E. Adams.

Appuglise, Louie
Louie Appuglise - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2001 - Age 86, born March 21, 1914, passed away Feb. 11, 2001. Mr. Appuglise was preceded in death by his wife, Helene Appuglise in 1986; brothers, Sam and Pete Appuglise; sister, Mary Maurello; and sister-in-law, Louise Appuglise. He is survived by his son, Bill (Margie) Appuglise; daughter, Carol Smith; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Pete Maurello; and numerous nieces and nephews. Louie was the owner of the Big Apple Tavern for 40 years. Rosary, Wednesday, 7 p.m. and funeral Mass, Thursday, 10 a.m., both services held at St. Patrick Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Apted, Ina Learnard
Ina (Learnard) Apted – Yuma Pioneer – January 20, 1905 – Daughter's Death Kills Mother – Denver, Jan. 15 – A Fort Collins dispatch last night says: A telegram was received here to-day from Council Bluffs, stating that Mrs. Alice Learnard, formerly of Fort Collins, died there this morning. Last Monday Mr. and Mrs. Learnard, who lived at Trinidad, where Mr. Learnard is joint ticket agent for the Santa Fe, Rio Grande and Colorado and Southern roads, were notified that their only daughter, Mrs. Ina Apted, was critically ill and might not recover. They started from Trinidad at once, hoping to see the stricken woman before she passed away. They were too late, however, as Mrs. Apted died Tuesday, three hours before they reached her bedside. The shock was too great for Mrs. Learnard, and she survived her daughter but three days. The Learnards for many years were residents of Fort Collins, Mr. Learnard being station agent there for ten years.

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