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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Aragon, Adoro
Adoro “Pee Wee” Aragon - Huerfano World – November 14, 2002 - Adoro "Pee Wee" Aragon, a five-year resident of Colorado Springs and a 74-year resident Of Walsenburg passed away on Nov. 12, 2002 at the age of 79 years. A native of Walsenburg, he was born April 12, 1923. Mr. Aragon loved football, especially the Denver Broncos. He also enjoyed guns, hunting, fishing, storytelling, jokes and his harmonica. He had a special love for boxing. Pee Wee was a prizefighter in his early years. He was a painter for the Department of Defense. He is survived by his wife, Amada (Cruz) Aragon; son, Tom Aragon; daughters, Maria Aragon and Louise Earl; and numerous nieces, nephews and grandchildren, along with many special friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frederico Aragon and Margarita Martinez Aragon, and brothers, Jose, Aaron, Frederico, and two brothers sharing the name Filadelfio; and sister, Elidia "Lilly” (Valdez) Aragon. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at 10 a.m. at the St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Johnson-Romero Family Funeral Home.

Aragon, Alfonso A.
Alfonso A. Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 1999 - Alfonso A. Aragon, 76, of Colorado Springs, died Sept. 13, 1999, at Penrose Hospital. He was born Sept. 19, 1922, in Espanola, N.M., to Juan and Magdelena Aragon. He is survived by a son, Anthony A. Aragon; brothers, John, Lido, Martin and Leonard Aragon; sisters, Anita Martinez, Mildred Aragon, Josie Roberts, Regina Nance and Irene Schwitzer; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Agnes; sons, John and Alfonso R.; and a sister, Esther Arguello. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salida. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Salida.

Aragon, Anastacio
Anastacio Aragon - Independent – August 12, 1927 - North Veta Pioneer Succumbs Wednesday - Well To Do Farmer Dies After Long Illness. Anastacio Aragon, 68, veteran pioneer of Huerfano county and well-to-do farmer, died at his ranch near North Veta at 4 a.m. Wednesday. Aragon had been ill for three months previous to his death and had been confined to his bed for 10 weeks. He came to Huerfano county from New Mexico more than 40 years ago. During his early years in North Veta he was a stock man. Only recently did he relinquish the saddle and spur for the quieter life of farming. Funeral services were held from the North Veta church at 2 p.m. yesterday. He was buried in the North Veta cemetery. Furphy Bros. mortuary was in charge of the last rites. Aragon is survived by his wife and one son. He was a member of the Spanish-American lodge of Walsenburg.

Aragon, Antonia
Antonia Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - July 14, 1987 - Antonia Aragon, 75, late of 2214 Evans, departed this life July 12, 11987. Survived by husband, Santiago C. Aragon, and children, Juanita Baros Lopez of Pueblo, Susie (Pat) McCormic of Florida, Santiago (Rosalie) Aragon Jr., Pueblo, Caroline (Ruben) Arellano, Pueblo, Francisco (Mary) Aragon, Pueblo, Clem (Anita) Aragon, Pueblo, Leon (Rhoda) Aragon, Pueblo. A sister of Rose Linan of Pueblo, Francisca Villareal, Jovita Hernandez, Refugio Candelaria, Linda Garcia, Martha Tarin, Jose Quinones and Marcelino Quinones, all of El Paso, Texas. Also survived by 26 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Aragon was a member of Club Ignacio Zaragonza and Club Recreative Y Proteccion Mutua. Mr. and Mrs. Aragon would have celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on July 15, 1987. Recitation of rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Thursday. Both services at St. Francis Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Friends and family will be received at 115 E. Northern Ave.

Aragon, Antonio
Antonio Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - December 24, 2000 - Antonio Aragon, 69, a former Pueblo resident, died Dec. 22, 2000, in Colorado Springs. He was an Army retiree. Mr. Aragon was born in Walsenburg, Colo., Oct. 5, 1931, to Juanita Irene (Perea) Aragon, who preceded him in death. He was married to Elisama in Pueblo. He is survived by his wife; two children, Michael Aragon of Alhambra, Calif., and Michele YOUNG of Colorado Springs; two brothers John and Daniel, both of Pueblo; two sisters Nellie of Detroit, Mich., and Marylou of California; two grandchildren; and one great- granddaughter. He was preceded in death by sister Rebecca Ponce. Visitation is Tuesday, Dec. 26, from 6 to 8 pm. Funeral service is Wednesday, Dec. 27, at 11 am. Both services held at Adrain Comer Garden Chapel. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Contributions may be made in Mr. Aragon's name to Laurel Manor Nursing Home, 920 S. Chelton, Colorado Springs, CO 80910.

Aragon, Armando
Armando Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 2003 - Armando Aragon, 76, of Pueblo passed away May 22, 2003. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Millie Aragon, Dec. 23, 1982. Also preceded in death by parents, brothers and sisters. He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Aragon; and special friend and caregiver, Terri Hanson, both of Canon City. Also survived by brother, Ben Aragon; numerous sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. Armando retired from the C&W Railroad after many years of service. He enjoyed gardening and building dog houses for family and friends. Those who were fortunate to know him will remember his kind and generous ways, and how he was always so willing to help others and expect nothing in return. Most importantly, he was a dedicated father. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at the funeral home. Funeral service 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2003, Adrian Comer Funeral Home, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in memory of Armando Aragon to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office.

Aragon, Arsenio
Arsenio "Archie" Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 1986 - Arsenio "Archie" Aragon of 320 Charles, Avondale, departed this life on Sept. 8, 1986. Born July 19, 1921, in Las Vegas, N.M. Married the former Juanita Martinez on May 17, 1948, in Avondale. Retired from the Chico Feedlot in 1969. Served in World War II and was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Avondale. Survivors include his wife, Juanita Aragon of the family home; children, John "Danny" (Dianna) Aragon, Irene Aragon, all of Avondale; mother, Nabora Aragon, Pueblo; brothers and sisters, Felipe (Margaret) Aragon, Denver, Joe (Connie) Aragon, Tony (Beatrice) Apodaca, Dolores (Jim) Phillips, all of Pueblo, Rosa Ramirez, Albuquerque, N.M., Rosario (Amadeo) Madrid, Mamoth, Ariz.; two grandchildren, Danny and Daryl Aragon, Avondale; in-laws, Sam and Fidencia Gallegos of Avondale and a host of other relatives and friends. Mass of the Resurrection, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Rosary recitation, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services, Sacred Heart Church, Avondale, with the Rev. Maurice O. Gallagher, celebrant, with military honors at graveside, St. Vrain Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the home.

Aragon, Barbara Jean
Barbara Jean (Iacabone) Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 2001 - Barbara Jean (Iacabone) Aragon, 59, of Thornton, formerly of Pueblo, was called home on May 19, 2001. Survived by husband Fernando Jr., son Fernando III (Pam), Elisa (Grey) Romero and Justina Aragon of Thornton. Three grandchildren, four brothers and 5 sisters. Preceded in death by parents Pascal and Mary Iacabone and one brother Pascal Jr. Memorial mass will be held at St. Patrick's Church 10am on Saturday, June 16th, 2001. Cremation has taken place at her request.

Aragon, Barbara M.
Barbara M. Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 2004 - Barbara M. Aragon, 79, passed away June 16, 2004. Born July 12, 1924, to the union of Lee and Aurelia Salazar, who preceded her in death, along with her granddaughter, Crystal Valdez; sister, Louise Salazar; and brothers, Mike, John and Joe Conrado Salazar. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband, Joe Aragon; children, Tony Espinoza, Lillian (Raul Navarro) Vega of Denver, Lorretta Valdez, Ronald Valdez of El Paso, Texas, Ruben (Joyce) Valdez of Pueblo and Roseanne (Rudy) Armijo of Pecos, N.M.; sisters, Rose Montoya, Rosie Quintana and Irene DeHerrera; brother, Clifford Salazar; 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, nine stepchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Barbara enjoyed fishing, going to the dog track, the Colorado Rockies and family gatherings. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday; both services at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Aragon, Bernice
Bernice Aragon - Denver Rocky Mountain News - March 22, 2000 - Bernice Aragon, 96, of Denver died March 12 in Wheat Ridge. Services were March 16, with burial at Highland Cemetery. Mrs. Aragon was born in Walsenburg on March 24, 1933. She married Ernest Aragon, 1953. She was a homemaker. Survivors include daughters Shirley Aragon- Ruiz, Lisa Russomanno, Rita and Irene; sons Ronald and Donald, all of Denver; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Aragon, Carmela
Carmela Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2006 - Carmela Aragon, 72, of Pueblo West, went to be with the Lord on March 12, 2006. Preceded in death by her parents, Juan Jose and Adelina Jaramillo; mother- and father-in-law, David and Manuelita Aragon Sr.; brother, Noe Jaramillo; and sister-in-law, Loyola Whitcomb. She is survived by her loving husband, David Aragon Jr.; children, David III (Kathleen), Elsa, Lorin (Silvia) and Michael (Juanita); siblings, Sister Teresa, Anselmo, Augustine, Fred, Ramon, Adelmo, Loyola and Rita; grandchildren, Lucian, Jesse, Blanca, Sarah, Christina, Lorin Victoria, Juan Diego and David IV; and great-grandchildren, Spencer, Lucille and Geremiah. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Pius X Church, Pueblo. Reception to follow at St. Pius Hall. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sangre de Cristo Church, San Luis. Burial, San Luis Cemetery, with reception to follow at Circle of Friendship Hall in San Luis.

Aragon, Carmen
Carmen Aragon - Colorado Springs Gazette - April 22, 2007 - Carmen Aragon, 93, went to be with the Lord on April 19, 2007. She passed peacefully surrounded by loved ones at home. Carmen was born on February 10, 1914 to Maria Agatha Trujillo and Doroteo Aragon in Tercio, CO. She was a lifetime resident of Colorado. Carmen retired from Riviera Cabinets after many years of service and devoted the rest of her years to serving the Lord and her family. Carmen is survived by her children Rose (Hank) Stamps, Augustine (Angie) Velasquez, William Garduno, and numerous grand children, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Carmen was preceded in death by her son Jose Aragon, her daughter Dorothy Garduno (Aragon), and a grandson Christopher Garduno. A rosary will take place Monday, April 23rd at 7:00 pm and a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, April 24th at 10:30 am. Both will be held at Holy Apostles Catholic Church at 4925 N. Carefree Circle. A memorial luncheon will immediately follow mass and then interment will take place at 1:00 pm at Memorial Gardens Cemetery at 3825 Airport Rd. In Lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests that donations be made to Colorado Springs Rescue Mission or Pikes Peak Hospice. The family would like to thank Pikes Peak Hospice, friends and neighbors for their generous and loving support.

Aragon, Cecilia M.
Cecilia M. Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2001 - Age 90, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, departed this life March 9, 2001. A Pueblo resident since 1954, Mrs. Aragon was born Aug. 11, 1910, in Mora, N.M. She was a homemaker. Preceded in death by her parents, Felix and Sophie (Maes) Medina; husband, Flavio Aragon; and daughter-in-law, Nettie Aragon. Survived by her son, Frank E. Aragon; grandchildren, F. Joe (Theresa) Aragon, Kenneth E. Aragon and Patricia Aragon; four great-grandchildren, Jeremy Catalano, Holly Aragon, Anthony Bowman and Brittany Aragon; godson, John Valdez; and other relatives and friends. Visitation from noon until 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Both services, Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. Rev. Edward G. Pettit celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 1218 Pine St.

Aragon, Clarita
Clarita Olguin Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 2003 - Clarita Olguin Aragon, 98, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, born May 8, 1905, in Maes, N.M., passed away at the family home in Pueblo, Aug. 8, 2003. She married Juan Aragon in 1918; together they had 14 children. She enjoyed family outings, walking, crocheting, sewing, dancing and fishing. She also liked to visit Cripple Creek. Her greatest thrill came when she would talk to her many grandchildren and tell about life and what to expect. Preceded in death by her parents, Chrisantos and Teodorita Olguin; husband, Juan Aragon; two sisters, three brothers and 10 children. Survived by a son, Yldefonso (Bernice) Aragon, Pueblo; daughters, Sophia (Alfredo) Escarcega, Walsenburg, Aurora (Heriberto) Arreola, Pueblo, Manuella (Manuel) Rascon, Denver; 37 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Monday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday; both services at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. The Rev. Mark A. Plewka will serve as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Aragon, Claudio
Claudio "Claude" Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - October 01, 1986 - Claudio "Claude" Aragon. Mass of Christian Burial 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1502 W. 17th St., home of daughter, Carmen Mondragon.

Aragon, Didia
Didia Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - March 08, 2003 - Didia Aragon, 84, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord, March 8, 2003. Born May 23, 1918, in Anton Chico, N.M. Preceded in death by her husband, Frank Aragon; parents, Juan and Petra Rael. Survived by her sons, John Aragon, Raymon Aragon, Leandro (Constance) Rael, Frank (Katie) Aragon; daughters, Shirley and Susan Aragon; brothers, Candido (Minnie Garcia) Rael, Phil (Teresa) Rael, Guillermo (Alice) Rael; grandchildren, Brian (Crystal) Aragon, Jose (Lupe) Ramirez, Angela Ramirez. Viewing from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Vigil service, 6 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, all at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services. Interment, Imperial Cemetery.

Aragon, Elisa
Elisa Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 2005 - Elisa Aragon, 86, passed away April 25, 2005. She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Viola Aragon; parents, Amadita Gomez and Vicente Vigil; sisters, Amalia Gomez, Mabel Vigil and Jennie Navarro; brothers, Faustin Vigil and Enrique Molina; grandsons, Orlando Aragon Jr. and Andy Aragon; daughter-in-law, Barbara Jean Aragon; and special friend, Dalia True. Survived by her sons, Fernando Aragon Jr. of Denver, Orlando (Bonnie) Aragon of Pueblo, Antonio Aragon Sr. of Rocky Ford, and Leandro Aragon of Denver; daughters, Rebecca Aragon, Gloria Chavez, Carolina Aragon, all of Pueblo, and Victoria (Michael) Seamon of Windsor, Colo.; niece, JoAnn (Philip) Maldonado; granddaughter, Desri Barrett, whom she raised; sisters, Angelina (Daniel) Rael, Isabel (Fred) Montoya, Rose Cortez, Mary Archuleta, Mabel Vigil and Marie Vigil; brothers, Ben, John, Joe and Rudy Vigil; sister-in-law, Emma Molina; brother-in-law, Hilbert Navarro; grandchildren, Fernando Aragon III, Elisa Romero, Justina Aragon, Angela Aragon Herrera, Yolanda Reichert, Diego Aragon, Daniel Chavez, Antonio Aragon Jr., Athena LaPera, Adriana Aragon, Ramon Vigil, Antonio Vigil, Cara Vigil, Sara Seamon, Michael Seamon, Philip Jr. and Kala Maldonado; great-grandchildren, Nathan Ressler Aragon, Victoria LaPera, Eddie LaPera, Alexia Romero, Rylee Romero, Olivia Aragon, Orlando Herrera, Ariel Herrera, Isabella Reichert, Darren Aragon, Derrek Aragon, Heather Fulton, Daniel Chavez Jr., Andrea Trujillo, Alorah, Mia, Lilliana and Aelias Vigil, Gabriel Aragon, Malerie Jackson-Aragon, Abigail Aragon-Larson and Barrett Burton; special nieces and nephews, James (Harriet), Arthur, Leo (Leonella) and Danny (Gail) Gomez, Pat (Victor) Ortiz, Theresa (Daniel) Godinez, Mary Aguilar, Lori Ann (Steven) Pratt and Kathy (Rick) Arriaga. Elisa was born in Cimarron, N.M. She raised her children and worked in various jobs. She retired from SRDA as a foster grandparent and worked at Washington School. She was a member of La Sociedad de las Carmelitas de Nuestras. Elisa's family would like to thank Hospice, especially Wanda, for being there in our time of need. You are very much appreciated. (Please note change in service time. ) Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. today, at St. Leander Church, Sixth and Monument. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to Parkinson's Foundation through the funeral home.

Aragon, Elvira M.
Elvira M. Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 2005 - Elvira M. Aragon, 91, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 19, 2005. She is preceded in death by her husband, Felipe Aragon; son, Floyd Aragon; parents, Adrian and Manuelita Valdez; and brother, Roberto Valdez. She is survived by her sons, Ruben (Connie) Aragon, Felipe (Olivia) Aragon, Frank (Sheryl) Aragon, Alonzo (Anna) Aragon and Fernando (Juanita) Aragon; daughters, Rose (Joe) Romero, Theresa (Tom) Gardunio, Dolores (Tony) Gomez, Mercy (Ernest) Sanchez, Rebecca Archuleta and Elvira Montano; daughter-in-law, Lupe Aragon; brothers, Clovis Valdez and Eluterio (Lila) Valdez; sister, Frances Romero; 41 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great grandchildren. Viewing will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday followed by vigil rosary at 7 p.m., all at Romero Chapel, Pueblo. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Monday at Sangre de Cristo Church, San Luis, Colo. Interment to follow at Sangre De Cristo Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after Rosary and at Circle Friendship Hall (San Luis) after Interment.

Aragon, Emily Ann
Emily Ann Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 1987 - Emily Ann Aragon passed away Dec. 10, 1987, after a lengthy illness. She was the former Emily Ann Bobbins of Rocky Ford and recently moved to Pueblo from Longmont, She leaves behind twin daughters, Holly and Robin, 18; a son, Scott, 17; a granddaughter, Alexis, nine months; her husband, Edward Aragon; her mother, Mrs. Al Rubey; her aunt, Mrs. Ralph Haines; and her uncle, Carl Grinsley. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Rocky Ford Cemetery, Rocky Ford. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Praise Assembly of God Church, Pueblo.

Aragon, Emma S.
Emma S. Aragon - Huerfano World - May 6, 1999 - Emma S. Aragon, 86, of Fort Collins, died May 2, 1999 in a nursing home. Born May 28, 1912 in Gulnare to Juan Pedro and Amelia Cruz Sandoval, she moved from Denver to Fort Collins in 11965. Survivors include her daughters, Gloria De Santiago, Denver, Liz Martinez, Fort Collins, Shirley Rodriguez, Briggsdale and Rose Barela, Lakewood; a brother, Jimmy Sandoval, Washington state, three half sisters, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be from the Full Gospel Church, 205 West 10th Street in Walsenburg, Friday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg. Warren- Bohlender Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Aragon, Eugene H.
Eugene H. Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - November 06, 1999 - Eugene H. Aragon, 65, departed this life Oct. 18, 1999, in Banning, Calif. "Geno," as he was affectionately known to family and friends was born Aug. 9, 1934, in Raton, N.M., to the union of Ben and Celia Lucero-Aragon. Geno served four years in the National Guard. He worked at Pueblo Army Depot and El Toro Marine Base and retired with 33 years of service. Mr. Aragon enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bennie Aragon; sisters, Pauline Taylor and MaryAnn Lopez. Survived by his children, Shirley (Jay) Tilkins, Louise Roybal, both of Colorado Springs, Elaine Luckett, Alamosa, Bernadette Silva, Denver, Helen Montega, Tucson, Ariz., Mike (Chris) Candelario, and Maxine Candelario, both of Whitewater, Calif.; sisters, Mary (Alfred) Rail and Pita (Richard) Dominguez, both of Pueblo; 18 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives and friends. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. today at St. Francis Xavier Church, Rev. Thomas R. Hinni, CM, celebrant. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Shriners. Full military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Aragon, Eugene Val
Eugene Val Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2003 - Eugene Val Aragon, 69, departed this life March 9, 2003, at Extended Care of Pueblo following a lengthy illness. Eugene was born May 26, 1933, in Torres, Colo. He served in the USAF and was the former owner of the Alamo Bar in Trinidad. He retired as the former owner/manager of Arco Seemless Gutters. He also retired from the civil service having worked with the FAA. Gene was an avid golfer and worldwide traveler. He enjoyed a stimulating conversation. Preceded in death by his parents, Faustin and Irene (Vigil) Aragon; a brother, Alden Aragon. He leaves to cherish his memory siblings, Leo Aragon, Esther Rodriguez, Julia (Larry) Lucero, Faustin (Frances) Aragon, Rudy Aragon, Evelyn Cortez and Lillian Medina; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, including best friend, Ron Jackson. Rosary service, 10:30 a.m. today, Holy Family Church. Father, Leonard Racki celebrant. Graveside service, 9 a.m. Thursday, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, staging area “C.” Full military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team following the Mass. The Aragon family will receive friends at Zaragoza Hall, 1339 E. Routt.

Aragon, Frank
Frank Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 2001 - Frank Aragon, 69, of Pueblo West, left us Oct. 19, 2001. Born June 15, 1932, in Clayton, N.M. Preceded in death by his son, Frank Aragon Jr.; parents, Julian and Fruitosa Aragon; four brothers and two sisters. Survived by his wife, Patricia Aragon of the family home; sons, Ted , Leonard, Joe and Matt (Cathrine); daughters, Cassie and Kate, all of Denver; sister, Rafelita Casaus, Pueblo; 20 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Frank was a retired O.T.R. Trucker and served in the Korean War as a member of the United States Marines. Memorial funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Nunez Lounge after memorial service. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Aragon, Frank
Frank Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - May 16, 2004 - Frank Aragon, 76 years old passed on May 13, 2004. Proceeded in death by parents Julian and Rose Aragon, first wife Virginia M. Aragon. Survived by wife Alberta Russ-Aragon, Family Joseph (Mabel) Aragon, Julian (Lucia) Aragon, Ray Aragon, John Aragon, and Tonita (Pat) Calderon. Sisters, Julia (Fidel) Garcia, Helen (Jim) Bohr, Louise (Ed) Rose, brothers Rudy (Carmen) Salazar, Fred Aragon, Christopher Mondragon, 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Memorial Mass, Monday at 10:00am May 17th at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 611 Logan.

Aragon, Frank II
Frank Aragon II - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 2000 - Frank Aragon II, 26, of Aurora, Colo., passed away Sept. 18, 2000. Survived by daughter, Dasia Aragon; mother, Joyce Quintana Aragon of Aurora; father, John A. Aragon of Pueblo; brothers, John and Christopher Aragon of Aurora; grandmother, Marie Quintana of Avondale; grandparents, Frank and Alberta Aragon of Pueblo; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Predeceased by aunt, Ruth Quintana; grandparents, Virginia Aragon, Praxedes Quintana and Richard Mascarenas. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Sacred Heart of Avondale. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Aragon, Fredrico Tobias
Fredrico Tobias Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - February 02, 1998 - Fredrico Tobias Aragon, 49, of Rocky Ford, died Jan. 29, 1998, in Swink. Born on May 5, 1948, in Rocky Ford to Miguel Aragon and Adela Gonzales. Married to Lupe Lopez Aragon. He was an assistant foreman for Otero County. Survived by wife, Lupe Aragon, Rocky Ford- daughter, Andrea (Darrin) Smith, Panama City, Fla.- brothers, Arthur (Loyla) Aragon, Farmington, N.M., Frank (Domie) Aragon, Rocky Ford- Phillip (Ruby) Aragon, Rocky Ford- Manuel Aragon, Pueblo- David (Becky) Aragon, Albuquerque, N.M., Paul (Bernice) Aragon, Pueblo, Edward (Jan) Aragon, Pueblo- sisters, Flora (Tony) Lucero, Pueblo- Irene (Ted) Mascarenas, Denver, Fabey (Fred) Armente, Pueblo- sisters-in-law, Jo-An (Lorenzo) Lopez, La Junta- brother-in-law, Ramon Lopez, Rocky Ford- and many nephews and nieces. Preceded by parents- father-in-law, Gabriel Lopez- and mother-in-law, Modesta Lopez. Vigil service, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998. Both services at St. Peter Catholic Church, Rocky Ford. Interment, Rocky Ford Cemetery.

Aragon, Gilbert J.
Gilbert J. Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - April 07, 2005 - Gilbert J. Aragon, 77, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord April 4, 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Genevieve Aragon; two brothers; three sisters; and granddaughter, Stephanie Sanchez. Survived by his loving spouse, Vivian Aragon; children, Angelina (Charles) Sanchez and Phillip (Jeanette) Aragon; grandchildren, Sherry (Mike) Maes and Cassie Aragon; great-grandchildren, Isabella and Charlize Maes; and numerous family and friends. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel with Pastor Gus Salazar to officiate. Interment to follow at Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment. Military Honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Aragon, Henrietta E.
Henrietta E. (Enriquetta Eloisa) Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - November 06, 1999 - Henrietta E. (Enriquetta Eloisa) Aragon, 67, was called up to the Lord on Nov. 3, 1999. She was born in Antontio, Colo., on June 17, 1932, and was preceded in death by her parents, Frank J. and Josie T. Howes; and her grandparents, Carlos and Francisquita Lopez. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Fred T. Aragon; sons, Fred T. (Vicki) Aragon Jr., and Jan (Anna) Aragon; daughters, Roseanne (Richard) Gram, Veronica (Wayne) Gallegos, Betty Jo Aragon-Pineda (Robert Freeman), Cassandra (Art) Codina, all of Pueblo, and Deborah (R. Mark) Richards of Hudson, and Rebecca Aragon of Largo, Fla.; grandchildren, Melissa and Fred T. Aragon III, Tiffany Harding, Amber Urenda, Jeffrey Rodriguez, Jennifer Gram, Celeste (Matt) Martinez, James Diaz, Stefanie and Kimberly Pineda, Sturgis Romo, Maximillion Marmolejo, Jannelle Aragon, Kenneth and Sean Espinoza, James and Janna Miller, all of Pueblo, Rochelle Richards of Fort Collins, Danielle Richards of Hudson, Jason Gram of Loveland, Samatha Mazzella of San Diego, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Joseph Martin Jr., Juan Ramos, Gabriella and Josiah Martinez; sister, Yvonne T. Lopez (Sharon Chacon); and brothers, Alberto (Norma) Lopez, all of Denver, and Robert (Shawna) Lopez of Long Beach, Calif.; special friends, Father Bob Cardin, Rev. Thomas R. Hinni, C.M., Bishop Arthur Tafoya, and Inez and Lupe Jimenez, all of Pueblo; and numerous godchildren; nieces; nephews; aunts; uncles and friends. Henrietta was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and she lived her love of God and the church through her thoughtful words and loving ways. She was surrounded by family and friends on September 18 for the celebration of her 50th wedding anniversary to her loving and devoted husband. She was a 27-year member of St. Francis Xavier Parish Choir, past president and member of St. Francis Xavier Parish Council, past president and member of D.C.C.W. and a member of Alter and Rosary Society of St. Francis. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Francis Xavier Parish. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Xavier Parish, Interment at Roselawn. Family will receive friends at 1111 Agate Place.

Aragon, Henry J.
Henry J. Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 1997 - Henry J. Aragon, 74, passed away Oct. 21, 1997. Preceded in death by his wife, Jane Aragon, on Dec. 25, 1995- brother, Jack Aragon- sisters, Minnie Aragon and Liz Bolin. Survived by his son, Andrew (Carolyn) Aragon, Cheyenne, Wyo.- grandsons, Bradley and Michael of Colorado Springs-granddaughter, Louise Tafoya, Pueblo- brothers, Tony Aragon, Gilbert (Vivian) Aragon, Joe Aragon, all of Pueblo- sisters, Susie Cruz, Emma Medina, both of Canon City, Rose Solano, Della Butler, both of Pueblo- numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive. Mr. Aragon was a member of Holy Family Church. He worked for CF&I in the Grader Blade Mill department, retiring in 1981 after 33 years of service, and served in the 82nd Airborne during WWII. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Aragon, Hope Theresa
Hope Theresa Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 2000 - Hope Theresa Aragon, 61, affectionately known to family and friends as "Launcha," departed this life Oct. 18, 2000, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Born May 13, 1939, in Walsenburg, Hope was retired from the Pueblo DOSS. She also held a certificate from the University of Arizona in the Spanish language and was a certified court interpreter. At the time of her passing, Hope was a housekeeper for the Diocese of Pueblo. She also volunteered in the Abuela Program for Cooperative Extension. Preceded in death by her parents, Tranquilino "Frank" and Della (Ortiviz) Medina; sisters, Dolores "Lola" Garcia and Lilly A. Lopez; niece, Michaela. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Xavier (Kathy) Sapeda, Raymond (Joette) Sapeda, Bridget Sapeda, Julian (Lorraine) Aragon and Frank Aragon, all of Pueblo, Hope A. Aragon, San Bernardino, Calif., Irene Aragon and Eloy Aragon, all of Pueblo, Geneva (Ron) Aragon, Pueblo West, Josephine Chavez, Charlie Aragon Jr., Robert (Brenda) Aragon, all of Denver; three brothers, Frank (Patty) Medina, Highland, Calif., Michael (Debbie) Medina, Pueblo, and Lawrence (Laurie) Medina, Denver; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 5 p.m. Sunday, Angelus Chapel. Both services Holy Family Catholic Church. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. Rev. Jesse L. Perez, celebrant. Cremation to follow the Mass. Family will receive friends at 1946 Acero St. and Holy Family Hall following the service. Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 2000 - Hope Theresa Aragon. Also preceded in death by two husbands, Xavier Sapeda and Carlos "Charlie" Aragon; and great-granddaughter Destiny Eve Lee Perez. Survived also by sister-in-law Rafelita Casaus. Visitation, noon until 5 p.m. today and Sunday. Both services Holy Family Catholic Church. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. Rev. Jesse L. Perez, celebrant. Cremation to follow. Family will receive friends at 1946 Acero St. and Holy Family Hall following the service.

Aragon, Jennie
Jennie Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2005 - Jennie Aragon, 81, born April 12, 1924, passed away Dec. 28, 2005. Survived by her husband, Virginio Aragon; children, Ben (Tina) Salazar, Alvin (Veronica) DeHerrera, Darlene (Rudy) Chavez, Sandra (Clarence) Archuleta, William Sanistevan, Juan Aragon, Virg (Chuck) Abeyta; brothers, Jimmy (Bertha) DeHerrera and Gomincindo (Annie) DeHerrera; nephew, Rodney DeHerrera; 34 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her father, Mathias DeHerrera; mother, Antonia DeHerrera; son, Alvin; daughter, Samona; siblings, Sally LeFebre, Mary DeHerrera, Euglio DeHerrera, Canuto (Dora) DeHerrera and Tonio DeHerrera; mother-in-law, Delores Aragon; and father-in-law, Justo Aragon. Jennie was much loved and will be greatly missed. She was a member of St. Anne Parish and St. Anne Altar and Rosary Society. Rosary, 6 p.m. Friday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Father James Friel as celebrant. Both services at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2701 E. 12th St. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Aragon, Jennie Marie
Jennie Marie Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2005 - Jennie Marie Aragon, our precious mother and grandmother, entered into sleep on Monday, April 25, 2005. She was born in Weston, Colo., on March 21, 1924, to the union of Martina and Jacob Duran, who preceded her in death; along with her loving husband of 50 years, Frank Aragon; daughter, Elizabeth Espinoza; brothers, Juan, Clofis, Salamon and Isaac Duran; sisters, Amadita Segura and Lenore Zamora; son-in-law, Raymond Gallegos; and great-grandsons, Michael Jacob and Jacob Lawrence Fernandez. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her children, Rose Gallegos, Mary Baca, Dave (Angie) Aragon, Alice (Guadalupe) Fernandez and Pauline (Rafael) Ayala; siblings, Maclovia Lopez, Jim (Lena) Duran of Trinidad, Colo., Evelyn Mondragon, Annie Trujillo of California; 18 grandchildren; four special grandchildren, whom she raised as her own, Orley, Paul, Johnny and Genavie; 29 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who all knew and loved Jennie. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday; both services at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at the church hall following each service.

Aragon, Joe C.
Joe C. Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1987 - Joe C. Aragon, 60, late of 1724 ½ El Paso, died Aug. 8, 1987. Mr. Aragon was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Aragon, Aug. 3, 1986. He is survived by two sons and a daughter, Steve (Felipita) Aragon and Richard Aragon, both of Denver, and Dorothy (Dave) Montoya of Pueblo. Three grandchildren also survived. He was a brother of Olive (Casey) Salazar of Pueblo, Stella Montano and Theresa Archuleta and Dora Lopez, all of Denver, Felix (Tiney) Aragon, Linda (Henry) Montoya, Thelma (Charles) Torres, Eloy (Martha) Aragon and Rosie (Paul) Palido, all of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Monday and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Both services at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Friends will be received at the home of brother, Felix Aragon, at 1635 E. Orman and home of sister, Linda Montoya, at 1100 Aspen.

Aragon, Jose Ursinio
Jose Ursinio Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 1987 - Jose Ursinio Aragon, 20 Duke, departed this life Jan. 28, 1987, at his home. Born Sept. 6, 1910, in Weston, he received his formal education in Weston and Trinidad. He married the former Delores Romero Aug. 25, 1939, in Trinidad, and served in World War II and received the Bronze Star among other decorations. Mr. Aragon retired from the County of Las Animas as a welder and moved to Pueblo. An avid fisherman and hunter, he was known to his friends as "Davy Crockett II." His hobbies were traveling around this beautiful state of Colorado, baseball, boxing and working in his garden. Predeceased by parents, Leaner De Aguero Aragon, July 1943, and Manuel Aragon, October 1959; brother, Emelio Aragon, June 1970; sisters Eralia Abeyta, September 1983, Crisanta Torres, August 1977, Dulcenia Balerio, January 1923. Survivors include his wife, Dolores Dora Aragon, of the family home; one sister, Theresa Duran, Weston; four brothers-in-law, Frank Romero, Pueblo, Nick Montoya, Fontana, Calif., Ray Rico, Weston, and Fermin Abeyta, Denver. Several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Friday. Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Saturday. Both services, Holy Family Parish, the Rev. Thomas M. Adrians as celebrant. Full military honors at graveside Imperial Memorial Gardens by honor guard from Fort Carson. Family will receive friends at the home.

Aragon, Kenneth
Kenneth "Ken-Do" Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - February 03, 2005 - Kenneth "Ken-Do" Aragon, 51, born Dec. 2, 1953, passed away Feb. 2, 2005. Preceded in death by his grandfather, Flavio Aragon; grandmother, Cecilia Aragon; and mother, Nettie Aragon. Kenny leaves to cherish his memory his father, Frank Aragon; brother, Joe (Teri) Aragon; sister, Pat (Robert J.) Aragon; nephews, Jeremy Catalano, Anthony Bowman; nieces, Brittney Aragon and Holly Aragon. Per Kenny's request, cremation has taken place and there will be no services.

Aragon, Lawrence R.
Lawrence R. "Larry" Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2004 - Lawrence R. "Larry" Aragon, 51, born May 9, 1952, passed away Feb. 18, 2004. Preceded in death by his parents, William and Emilie Aragon; and stepsister, Patty Jo Aragon. Survived by his brothers, William G. (Debra) Aragon Jr., Gary (Victoria) Aragon, and William "Bill" Pope; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. At his request, cremation. Memorial service, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel.

Aragon, Lee
Lee Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - February 09, 1998 - Lee Aragon, 92, passed away Feb. 7, 1998. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Adela Aragon- and daughter, Vera Sandoval. Survived by son, Ross (Kathryn) Aragon- and daughter, Lorraine (Margarito) Baca, both of Pueblo- numerous grandchildren- great-grandchildren- and great-great-grandchildren- and sisters, Lucy Garcia and Yolanda Trujillo. He is also survived by numerous beloved nieces and nephews- other relatives and friends. Mr. Aragon's grandchildren were very special to him and he enjoyed spending time with his family. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Monday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Family visitation at the funeral home, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Relatives and friends will be received at 2106 E. Ninth.

Aragon, Leon
Leon “Chico, Small” Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 2005 - Leon “Chico, Small” Aragon, of Pueblo. Preceded in death by parents, Santiago and Antonia Aragon; daughter, Victoria Aragon; mothers-in-law, Victoria Urieta and Petra Hijar. Survived by his loving wife, Rhoda; sons, Leon Aragon Jr. and James (Terri) Aragon; daughters, Freida Aragon, Gina (Larry) Navarro, Amber Rodriguez; son-in-law, John Gomez; grandchildren, Desiree (Jered) Aragon, John Gomez, Taylor Vargas, Joseph Rodriguez, Leon Hugh Aragon, Crystal Salazar; great-grandchildren, Isaiah Sandoval, Gia Lucero; special mention, Norma Gallegos; brothers, Santiago (Rosalie) Aragon, Frank (Madeline) Aragon, Clem (Anita) Aragon; sisters, Juanita (Max) Baros, Susan (Patrick) McCormick, Carol (Rueban) Arellano; father-in-law, Frank Hijar; brothers-in-law, Ben (Angie) Gutierrez, Jesse (Victoria) Hijar, Frank (Cathy) Hijar, Robert (Ramona) Patterson; sisters-in-law, Lita (Tom) Sanchez, Judy (Bill) Lazo, Patricia (Steve) Converse; goddaughters, Lisa Montez, Lisa Lucero; numerous nieces and nephews. Chico was regarded by many to be Pueblo's finest third baseman. He played and coached in nine world fast-pitch softball tournaments. Chico also was an exceptional pool player and played in the Men's Pool League over 20 years. Chico had many great friends as he excelled in his athletic endeavors. He was employed by the city of Pueblo and retired from the Department of Corrections. Visitation, 3 to 5 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Thursday, at Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Aragon, Louis Y.
Louis Y. Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 2003 - Louis Y. Aragon, 59, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 3, 2003, in Pueblo. Born on Feb. 8, 1943, in Corales, N.M. Preceded in death by mother, Gilberta Aragon; and brother, Anthony C. Aragon. Survived by daughter, Melissa Gallegos Aragon; son, Louis (Rose Marie) Aragon; father, Luciano Aragon; brothers, Daniel Aragon, and Abe (Debra) Aragon; sisters, Ida (Mike) Valdez, Irene (Ernie) Pena, Marie Sandoval; Mariana Aragon. Survived by four grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial funeral service, 5 p.m. Monday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service.

Aragon, Luciano Ernesto
Luciano Ernesto Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - November 09, 2003 - Luciano Ernesto Aragon, 89, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 6, 2003. Born Oct. 17, 1914, in Anton Chico, N.M. Preceded in death by his wife, Gilberta Aragon; sons, Louis Aragon, Anthony Aragon; granddaughter, Priscilla Alcon. Survived by sons, Daniel Aragon, Abelino (Debra) Aragon; daughters, Ida (Mike) Valdez, Irene (Ernie) Pena, Marie Sandoval, Mariana Aragon, caregiver; granddaughter, Andrea (Miguel) Aragon; brother, Pelagio “Pete” Aragon; 18 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. Special thanks to Hospice for their devotion and special care. He retired as a steel worker with over 30 years of service, and was affectionately known as “Whiskers.” Luciano a self taught musician was known in the community for playing his saxophone with his well-known band, the “Bluebirds.” Viewing, 5 to 8 p.m. Monday. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, both at Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after Internment.

Aragon, Luis Candido
Luis Candido Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 2001 - Luis Candido Aragon, 20, of Pueblo. Affectionately known as Pistolitas. Born on Oct. 17, 1980, in Las Vegas, N.M. He was suddenly called home to be with Our Lord on June 22, 2001. Preceded in death by his grandfathers, Manuel Quintana and Candido M. Aragon; and cousin, Ralph B. Aragon. Leaving to cherish his memory are his parents, Luis and Linda Aragon; sister, Alisha (Chris) Griego, Las Vegas, N.M.; nephew, Jose; niece, Krysta, whom he loved with all his heart. Also surviving are his grandmothers, Mary Aragon and Cathalina Quintana; aunts, Ann (Jasper) Vigil, Barbara Martinez; uncles, John (Wilma) Quintana, Fred (Ruth) Quintana, Billy (Ruth) Quintana, Joeddy Quintana, Alex (Linda) Quintana, Gilbert Quintana, Ernest (Bonnie) Aragon, Ralph (Lorraine) Aragon, Anthony (Dora) Aragon, John (Brenda) Aragon and Robert Romero. Also survived by numerous great-aunts and uncles, cousins and friends. Luis enjoyed hunting, fishing and was employed by Trane of Pueblo. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. today at Romero Chapel in Pueblo. Also vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, both at Nuestra Senora de Los Desemparados in El Cerrito, N.M. Interment, Nuestra Senora de Los Desemparados Cemetery in El Cerrito, N.M.

Aragon, Lyndall L.
Lyndall L. Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - February 02, 2003 - Lyndall L. Aragon passed away Jan. 29, 2003, in Pueblo. She was born on June 15, 1930, in Pueblo and had lived here her entire life. Lyndall was preceded in death by her husband, Richard S. Aragon; parents, Donald D. and Mabel VanZandt; and a brother, Dean VanZandt. She is survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. There will be no public viewing or services.

Aragon, Maria Alice
Maria Alice Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - May 02, 2006 - Maria Alice Aragon, 72, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 28, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Aragon Sr.; parents, Porfido and Alice Si Fuentez; brother, Pete Se Fuentez; and nephew, Lawrence Casados. She is survived by her sons, Ray J. (Helen) Aragon, Pete Aragon, Henry G. Aragon and John R. Aragon; daughter, Liz M. (Robert Montez) Aragon; sisters, Lala Casados and Elenore (Louie) Padilla; grandchildren, Raymond (Kim), Henry T., Mark A. Sr. (Vicky), Aaron Z. (Melissa), Alisha J., Crystal M., Lynette E. (Vinny), Jonathan J., Pete Jr., Lisa, Joe G. (Tara), Lawrence C. (Megan) and Robert R. (Brandi); and great-grandchildren, Raymond John, Tony, Samantha, Louise, Cedric, Mark Jr., Xavier, Destiny Caillou, Christopher, Brandon, Julian, Noah, Antonio, Vinny Jr., Elijah, Jarred, Shanae, Joe, Justus, Dakota, Tay, Aspen, Rolland, Bianca and Pete Jr. She enjoyed watching sports, especially the Broncos, crocheting blankets for friends and family, taking trips to Cripple Creek, weekend trips to garage sales and making her famous tortillas and green Chile. Memorial service, noon Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at 1814 Seminole.

Aragon, Marusia
Mrs. Marusia Aragon - World Independent – April 1, 1940 - Mrs. M. Aragon Dies Saturday - Mrs. Marusia Aragon, 47, died suddenly at her home, 511 West Sixth street, Saturday afternoon. She was born June 6, 1892 at Badito, and had spent her entire life in Huerfano county. She is survived by her husband, Monico Aragon; her father, Manual Martinez of this city; six sisters, Mrs. Emmett King, Mrs. Charles King, Mrs. Fred Aragon, Mrs. Marcello Reynolds, Mrs. Claud Vallejos, all of Walsenburg, and Mrs. Louis Pappas of Hiawatha, Utah; by two brothers, Albert Martinez of this city, and Fares Martinez of Red Wing; a daughter, Mrs. Aurora Esquibel of Walsenburg and a son Thomas of this city; her grandmother, Mrs. Ramon Trujillo, also survives. Rosary services will be held this evening from the home on West Sixth at 7:30. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 9:30 from the residence and at 10 a.m. from St. Mary's church. Interment will be in St. Mary's cemetery under the direction of Unfug-Peet mortuary. Pallbearers include: Epifonio Vallejos, Fred Barron, Juan A. Medina, Pete Atencio, Elfido Aragon and Ricardo Aragon.

Aragon, Mary
Mary Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - August 05, 1986 - Mary Aragon, late of 1510 Cypress, died Aug. 3, 1986. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Margarito Cedillo Sr., and a brother, Leo Nunez. Survived by her husband, Joe C. Aragon; two sons, Steve Aragon (Felipita) and Rick Aragon, both of Thornton; and a daughter, Dorothy Montoya (Dave) of Pueblo. Also survived by two grandchildren. She was a sister of Paul Nunez, Margarito Cedillo, and Salome (Tiny) Aragon. Several nephews and nieces also survive. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both services at St. Francis Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 1635 E. Orman, home of sister, Mrs. Felix Aragon.

Aragon, Mary G.
Mary G. Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 2000 - Mary G. Aragon, 88, longtime Cheraw resident, died June 10 at La Junta. Funeral service, 10 a.m., Friday, June 16, 2000, at Peacock Memorial Chapel, with Pastor Tom Dudley officiating. Interment, Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cheraw United Methodist Church.

Aragon, Mary J.
Mary J. “Santitos” Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - June 07, 2003 - Mary J. “Santitos” Aragon, 95, of Pueblo, passed away June 4, 2003. Mary was born Nov. 1, 1907, in Aguilar, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Guillermo Martinez; parents, Candido and Simonita Valdez; brothers, Ben Valdez, John Candido Valdez; sisters, Mary Avila and Eva Valdez. Mary is survived by son, Fred (Lilly) Martinez; granddaughter (“daughter”), Virginia (Abel) Santistevan; grandson, Rudy (Corine) Martinez; granddaughters, Pat (Rudy) Salazar, all of Pueblo, Sandra Mascarenas, Texas; sister, Rita Baca, Oregon; 13 great-grandchildren, and 16 great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 2003, at Our Lady of Assumption Church. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Monday, June 9, 2003, Our Lady of Assumption Church, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Aragon, Olivia
Olivia Aragon - Huerfano World - December 19, 2002 - Olivia Aragon, 86, of Walsenburg, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2002 at her home. Mrs. Aragon was born on April 9, 1916 in North Veta to Armenio and Telesfora Pacheco. She worked at the Walsenburg Care Center and was an active member of the Emmanuel Apostolic Assembly of God. Mrs. Aragon is survived by nine children, Ernie Vigil Sr., El Paso, TX, Chris (Dolores) Vigil, Pueblo, Martin del Campo, Sierra Vista, AZ, Margaret (John) Applehunt, Walsenburg, Rueben T. (Pauletta) Vigil, Denver, Diane (Carlos) Miera, Pueblo, Louise Aragon, Walsenburg, Orlando Aragon, Pueblo, and Penny Romero, Denver; sisters and brothers, Naborsita Vigil, Walsenburg, Sally Valdez, Denver, Claude (Viola) Pacheco, Walsenburg, and Lucy Sanchez, Katie Sanchez, Millie Valdez, Sarah (Tom) Montoya, all of Pueblo, Nettie Quintana, Walsenburg, and Oris (Alice) Pacheco, Pueblo; 25 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren, 26 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents; two spouses, Rueben Vigil and Rubel Aragon; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and beloved daughter-in-law, Hermelinda Vigil. Wake service was 7 p.m. Monday; funeral service was 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Emmanuel Apostolic Assembly of God. Interment, North Veta Cemetery.

Aragon, Pete A.
Pete A. Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 2003 - Pete A. Aragon, 93, died May 19, 2003, in Grand Junction, Colo. He was born April 10, 1910, in Torres, Colo., to J.B. and Pablita (Trujillo) Aragon. Pete married Eva Marquez on April 7. 1947. To this union three children were born, Corine, Joyce, and Pete Jr. Pete grieved the death of Eva, who passed away on July 5, 1973. He then married Emily Herrera in August of 1976, who survives. Mr. Aragon was a successful lifetime rancher in Crowley County, active in the ranch operations well into his late 80s. He was also a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Society, VFW Post No. 336, Colorado Cattlemen's Association, and very active in St. Peter's Catholic Church in Ordway until his move to Grand Junction. He proudly served his country during World War II as a fire direction center operator and military policeman in North Africa and Italy. Mr. Aragon was preceded in death by his parents J.B. and Pablita Aragon; brothers Tobias Aragon, Claude Aragon, Zolio Aragon, and Andrew Aragon; sisters, Aurelia Romero, Corina Aragon, and Mercedes Vallejos, wife Eva Marquez Aragon; and grandson Douglas Lund. Pete is survived by wife, Emily Herrera Aragon of Northglenn; sister, Helen Vigil of Pueblo; daughters, Corine (John) Hesslink of Grand Junction, Joyce (Karl) Lund of Wasilla, Alaska; son, Pete Jr. (Alma) Aragon of Ordway; grandchildren, Eric Lund and Wesley Aragon; step-grandchildren, Heidi Bearfoot, and Lee Bearfoot; and numerous nieces and nephews, and friends. Scriptural rosary will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 30, 2003, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Ordway. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31, 2003, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Ordway, with interment at Valley View Cemetery, Ordway. Those wishing to do so may make contributions to Our Lady of Guadalupe Society-St. Peter's Catholic Church of Ordwav or to the charity of choice.

Aragon, Richard T.
Richard T. "Mr. T" Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2006 - Richard T. "Mr. T" Aragon, went home with the Lord on Nov. 14, 2006. He was born on May 31, 1925, in Walsenburg, Colo., to the union of Ricardo and Sara Vigil Aragon. Preceded in death by his parents; sister, Helen Lopez; in-laws, Jose and Raquel Ortiz and Angelina Lucero. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Margaret Aragon; sister, Adelina (Cora) Aragon; daughter, Louise (Fred) DeLao; son, Richard (Dorothy) Aragon; daughter, Veronica (Marvin) Cordova; grandchildren, Brenda (Albert) Sanchez, Marcia (Tony) Alarcon, Michael Marquez, and Michael and Bill Cordova; great-grandchildren, Javan and Kayla Sanchez, Cruz Alarcon, Aaron Marquez; and other great grandchildren. Richard served in the Navy during World War II, retired from the Pueblo Army Depot after 35 years of service and was also employed at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center for 10 years, retiring in 1988. Richard was a devoted father and "grandpo" who loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren dearly. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. He enjoyed telling jokes, always had a smile on his face and a positive outlook on life. He devoted his life to helping his family and people either by driving them to work, volunteering for Care and Share and collecting items for the Dorcas Church. He will be remembered by his family for his great breakfasts on the weekends, his cheerful whistling, sleeping soundly on the front porch, wonderful massages and kind heart. Richard will be missed deeply by his family and friends. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. today, and prayer service to follow at 6 p.m., Romero Chapel. Funeral service. 1 p.m. Monday, Seventh Day Adventist Church. Pastor Dr. Rad Milosavljevich to officiate. Interment to follow at Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's hall after prayer service and at Seventh Day Adventists Hall after burial. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Aragon, Susie
Susie Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - August 09, 2002 - Susie Aragon, 90, departed this life Aug. 7, 2002, at Life Care Center. A Pueblo resident for the past 56 years, she was born Jan. 18, 1912, in Wagon Mound, N.M. A homemaker, Mrs. Aragon enjoyed sewing, making hats and spoiling her grandchildren with homemade tortillas that would melt in your mouth. She also enjoyed going to Cripple Creek. She married George Aragon in 1924; he preceded her in death. Also preceded in death by a daughter, Lily De Cordova; siblings, Clorinda Chavez, Eleanor Hurtado, Florencia DeHerrera, Martina Martinez, Ruben, Max, Florentino and J.I. Vialpando; and son-in-law, Lee Trujillo. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Edward John (Barbara) Aragon, Josie Sandoval, Stefe (Joe) Sandoval, Beatrice Trujillo, Marie (Juan) Archuleta; 17 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 28 great- great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Leonard E. Racki as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall, 1339 E. Routt, following the burial rites.

Aragon, Vivian
Vivian Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 1999 - Vivian Aragon, 98, born Nov. 17, 1901, passed away Dec. 25, 1999. He is preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Mary Aragon; grandson, Ric Chavez; four brothers and three sisters. Survived by son, Vivian (Corina) Aragon Jr.; daughter, Violet Chavez; grandchildren, Gary (Carol) Aragon, Rick (Julie) Aragon-Combs, Kevin Chavez and Karla (Mark) Greeley; several great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Vivian worked as a coal miner, was a barber for many years and was a self-taught musician who played with several bands in Pueblo and the surrounding areas. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Aragon-Montez, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Aragon-Montez - Pueblo Chieftain – October 4, 2006 -Elizabeth Aragon-Montez, 49, of Pueblo. Funeral service, 10 a.m. today, Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall following service.

Araguello, Raphael
Raphael Araguello - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 1918 - The funeral of Raphael Araguello took place yesterday morning at 10 o'clock from the ranch home at Undercliffe. The interment was made in the Huerfano Cemetery under the direction of the McCarthy Undertaking company.

Aramandez, Luis
Luis Aramandez - Brandon Bell - September 13, 1912 - Two Buried; One Dead; Other Dying - Pueblo - Buried beneath a ton of earth when a derrick fell over and caused an embankment to give way, Luis Aramandez, twenty-six, is dead, and Tiburcio Mercado is probably fatally injured.

Aranda, Adelinda
Adelinda Aranda - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 1999 - Adelinda Aranda, 91, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 22, 1999. Born Nov. 26, 1907, in Walsenburg, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Aranda; also her parents, Amarante and Sinforosa Maldonado; and two brothers, Adam and Walter Maldonado. Survived by children, Salvador (Mary) Borrego, Rae Aranda, Odelia (Manuel) Gonzales, Lillian (Leo) Quintana, Bernal (Alice) Aranda, Mary Ellen (John) Garcia and Elsie (Rudy) Otero, all of Pueblo; 26 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren and 11-great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Frank (Margaret) Maldonado, Walsenburg, Bernard (Virginia) Maldonado, Phoenix, Ariz., and Andrew (Florence) Maldonado, Denver; sisters, Sally Garcia, San Jose, Calif., Angie (Jake) Alarid, Brighton, Colo., Mary Inez (Alfonso) Olguin, Rio Rancho, N.M., and Bertha Reynolds, Walsenburg. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and the time she spent with her family. Viewing Saturday and Sunday, 1-6 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Prayer Service Sunday, 7 p.m. Funeral Service Monday, 10 a.m., both at Romero Chapel. Officiant, Pastor Rob Hernandez. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 27 Meadowbrook Drive, home of daughter Lillian.

Aranda, Ernest L.
Ernest L. Aranda – Pueblo Chieftain- November 28, 1997 - Ernest L. Aranda, 66, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 25, 1997, in Pueblo. Born Feb. 26, 1931, in Metmore, N.M., to the union of Rosario and Dominga Aranda, who preceded him in death. Also preceded in death by his three sisters, Rosemary Fernandez, Isabel Briones and Margaret Cervantez. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Phyllis Aranda- sons, Julian (Patty) Aranda, Denver, Bob (Peggy) Aranda, Thornton, Ray (Cynthia) Aranda, Pueblo, Ernie (Janette) Aranda, Pueblo West, and Arthur (Genevieve) Chavez, Pueblo- special granddaughter, Alicia C. Aranda- sisters, Theresa (Julian) Gonzalez, Pueblo, Virginia Bussard, Huntington Beach, Calif., and Louise (Eugene) Santiago, Sacramento, Calif.- brothers, Clevie (Linda) Aranda, Torrance, Calif., and Raymond (Charlene) Aranda, Carson, Calif.- godson, Danny Chavez, New York- 11 grandchildren- four great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Monday, at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment, Imperial Cemetery.

Aranda, Gerald E.
Gerald E. Aranda - Pueblo Chieftain - October 06, 1999 - Gerald E. Aranda, 22, of Lakewood, Colo., formerly of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 3, 1999, in Lakewood. Preceded in death by his grandmother, Ceria (Sara) Trujillo; and grandfather, Ernest L. Aranda. Survived by his parents, Julian C. (Patty) Aranda, LuAnne Trujillo (Danny) Mead; brother, Antonio I. Baca; stepbrother, Richard T. (Laurie) Lohman, William P. (Amber) Lohman, James E. Lohman, Aaron (Maggie) Mead; stepsisters, Stacey (Rance) Schmitterhenner, Trish (Pat) Graham and Jamie (Gerrard) Simecka; grandparents, Phyllis M. Aranda, George A. Trujillo, Frances Duran; aunts, Catalina Trujillo (David) Archuleta, Debbye Duran; uncles, Bob (Peggy) Aranda, Ray (Cynthia) Aranda, Ernie (Jeanette) Aranda, George (Joyce) Trujillo, Gerald (Tracy) Trujillo, Greg (Anna) Trujillo; Nino and Nina, Gerald and Marian Anaya; and numerous cousins. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Friday at St. Leander Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Leander Church, Rev. Ben Bacino, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 622 E. Sixth, home of grandfather, George Trujillo. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Aranda, Gilberto
Gilberto Aranda - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2003 - Gilberto Aranda, 66, went to be with the Lord on May 28, 2003. Gilberto was born on June 28, 1936. He is preceded in death by his son, Gregory Aranda; and his father, Gregorio Aranda; father and mother-in-law, Lorenzo and Luisa Gonzalez; brothers-in-law, Levy Vigil, Julian Gonzalez; sister-in-law, Aurora Gonzalez. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Trinidad; children, Daniel (Carol) Lopez, Leonor (Albert) Baca, Lorraine (Scott) Aranda; his parents, Max and Magdalena Blea; brother, Anthony (Annie) Aranda; sisters, Lucy (Levi) Aldaz, Angie (Bobby) Arriaga, Patsy Vigil, Cecelia Canas, Susan (Frank) Montoya, Delores (Bill) Cain; in-laws, Theresa, Paul (Anna), Ralph (Angelina), Max (Susan) and Vicente (Gloria) Gonzalez. He had nine loving grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and numerous other relatives, and his best friend of 60 years, Clem. Gilberto was a devoted member of Saint Leander's Parish. He also was a veteran of the U.S. Army and started his career at the U.S. Air Force Academy and then moved to the Pueblo Army Depot where he began his career as security officer, then training officer and retired as chief of security after 33 years of service. Gilberto and Trinidad were also retired foster parents of 19 years. His family was always his priority and he was the greatest husband, father, grandpa and great-grandpa. He also enjoyed his Broncos, boxing, fishing, boating and his love for cars. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Friday. Vigil, 7:30 p.m. Friday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday; both services at St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Aranda, Jose Chris
Jose Chris Aranda - Pueblo Chieftain - February 05, 2001 - Age 81, of Walsenburg, passed away Feb. 3, 2001. He was born March 19, 1919, in Sierra, Colo., to Crestino and Matilda Aranda, who precede him in death. Also preceded by his loving wife, Ella Aranda; and daughter, Theresa Aranda. He is survived by his son, Gary (Sharon) Aranda, Denver, Colo.; brother, Frank (Dede) Aranda, Trinidad, Colo.; sisters, Mary (Gilbert) Romero, Walsenburg, Ernestine Castro, Denver, Nellie (Joe) Jacquez, Belen, N.M.; six grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. tonight at Romero Chapel in Walsenburg, Colo. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic Church. Celebrant, Rev. Phil Coury. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at the Rambler Restaurant after funeral service.

Aranda, Lee
Lee Aranda - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 1987 - Lee Aranda, 64, passed away June 18, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Mr. Aranda is survived by three children, Gallegos, Lee G. Aranda Jr., and Anthony L. (Tony) Aranda, all of Pueblo; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is survived also by three sisters, Ernestine Castro, Mary Romero, both of Walsenburg, and Nellie Jaquez of Belen, N.M.; two brothers, Chris Aranda of Alamosa and Frank Aranda of Trinidad. Preceded in death by his wife, Adelita "Delia" Aranda, in 1984. Mr. Aranda was born April 15, 1923, in New Mexico. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was later employed at CF&I until his retirement. Mr. Aranda was a member of ABC Bowling Club and was a devoted fisherman and sports lover. Visitation from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 20, and from p.m. Sunday at Funeral Home, recitation at 7 p.m. Sunday and Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday, both at St. Francis Church. Interment, Pieta, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family may be contacted at 1637 Acero. Family will receive friends at St. Francis Reception Hall following interment. Military honors will be performed by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team at the gravesite.

Aranda, Phyllis M.
Phyllis M. Aranda - Pueblo Chieftain - Janurary 07, 2001 - Age 68, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Jan. 4, 2001. Born Nov. 24, 1932, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Aranda. Survived by sons, Julian (Patty) Aranda of Fountain, Colo., Bobby (Peggy) Aranda of Thornton, Colo., Ray (Cynthia) Aranda of Pueblo, Ernie (Janette) Aranda Jr. of Pueblo West, Art (Genavive) Chavez of Pueblo; brothers, Rich Gonzales of Denver, Robert (Adita) Gonzales of Pueblo; and one sister, Josephine Chavez of Mesa, Ariz. Also survived by 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. At the request of the family, there will be no viewing or service. Family may be contacted at 1905 Driftwood.

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