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Carrie Armsby - Rocky Mountain News - June 30, 1891 - Sentence of Death - W. H. Davis Sentenced by Judge Elwell in Pueblo Yesterday to Be Hanged - Pueblo, Colo., June 29 - In district court this morning Judge Elwell pronounced sentence upon W. H. Davis, recently convicted of murdering Carrie Ormsby and James Arnold. Davis will be hanged at Canon City, between the 18th and 25th of July, the exact time to be determined by the warden of the penitentiary, unless his attorneys, McFeeley & McAliney, are successful in their appeal to the supreme court. They take the case up on these grounds: First - Irregular and improper conduct on the part of the prevailing party, i.e., the state. Second - The insufficiency of evidence, and that the verdict was against the law. Third - Errors in law occurring during this trial, and excepted to by the defense at the time. They are confident of obtaining a supersedeas this week and ultimately freeing their client. The history of the case is this: At midnight on the 7th of last January the residents in the neighborhood of Sixth and Elizabeth streets were startled by two gunshots, and those issuing from their houses soon learned of an awful tragedy that had been enacted at No. 616 Sixth street, the home of Mrs. Carrie Ormsby, a professional nurse. Mrs. Ormsby, a colored woman of 45 or 50, and Jim Arnold, white, aged 30, whom she had raised, lay dead from gunshot wounds inflicted by W. H. Davis, a half brother of Arnold. Davis was supposedly harmless, but a very dissipated fellow, who did no work, being supported by Mrs. Ormsby, who is thought to be his mother. Early in the evening of January 7 he came home and demanded money of his mother, but was refused. He went away vowing vengeance, declaring that he would kill Arnold, with whom he often quarreled. Returned at Midnight - At midnight he returned, armed with a double-barrelled shot gun. He pounded at the locked door for admittance, the family had retired. Arnold arose, partially dressed and fearing Davis, he did not open the door, but went to the window. Davis saw him, thrust the gun through the window and discharged the contents of one barrel into his head. The powder burned his left cheek, and the entire charge entered below the cheek bone, and came out at the back of the head. Arnold staggered back and fell dead, huddled up in a corner of the next room. Davis walked up to the door again, placed the muzzle against it and fired. Mrs. Ormsby's bed was opposite the door. She had probably raised up in bed, facing the door, for she received the load in the face and breast, dying without a struggle. Davis was arrested the next morning. His defense was insanity, and although he was brilliantly defended, he was convicted of murder in the first degree. Boulder Daily Camera - September 23, 1891 - Davis is Hanged - Canon City, Sept. 22. [Special.] - William H. Davis was hanged tonight at the penitentiary for the murder of his mother, Mrs. Carrie Armsby and James Arnold, who was a lodger in his mother's house at Pueblo last January. It was a very cold blooded affair and although every effort has been made to save Davis' life, he has finally expiated his crime. Colorado Public Defender - September 22, 1891 - William H. Davis, Pueblo. W–B&W. Hanging/Broken neck. Davis was convicted, at age twenty-five or twenty-six, of murdering his foster mother, Carrie Armsby (“a light mulatto”), and her alleged white paramour, James Arnold, because they refused to give him money to continue a drinking binge. The time of the execution was not announced before the hanging, and no journalists were invited to attend.
Armstrong, A. M.
Mrs. A. M. Armstrong - Colorado Daily Chieftain - February 19, 1876 - Died - Armstrong - On the 17th of February at Wood Valley, Pueblo County, Mrs. A.M. Armstrong, wife of Robert Armstrong, aged 41 years. Funeral at the Masonic cemetery in this city today (Saturday) at one o'clock p.m.
Ann Armstrong - Pueblo Chieftain - February 09, 1999 - Ann Armstrong, 94, passed away Feb. 7, 1999. Survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Lloyd Armstrong, of the family home- and two sons, Lloyd G. (Colleen) Armstrong of Pueblo. Virgil L. (Jayne) Armstrong of Wheat Ridge- stepdaughter, Dorothy (John) Polit of Willows, Calif.- eight grandchildren, Michelle, Eric, Christopher, Zachary Armstrong, Katheryn Altnow, Leslie, Paul, and Eddie Hase- six great-grandchildren- one sister, Ruth Friberg of Minneapolis, Minn.- numerous nieces and nephews. Ann was born July 15, 1904, in Valley City, N.D. Preceded in death by her parents, John and Ida Johnson- five sisters and one brother. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Armstrong, B. F.
B. F. Armstrong - Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain - February 13, 1879 - B. F. Armstrong, who came to Colorado some time ago for his health, died at the National Hotel, on Friday afternoon from hemorrhage of the lungs. He had been teaching school this winter in the Buzzard's ranch district, but was compelled to give it up on account of his health. He only lived about ten minutes after the bleeding set in. He was formerly a clerk in the wholesale boot and shoe house of C. M. Henderson & Co., Chicago. Mr. Wildeboor turned the remains over to Perkins and he will probably be sent to Indiana, his former home.
Armstrong, Dorothy Louise
Dorothy Louise Armstrong - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 1998 - Dorothy Louise Armstrong, 78, passed away Jan. 10, 1998. Survived by children, Nancy L. (George) Rosencrans, Robert E. Burner and Patsy L. Donahue- brothers, Cecil (Lori) Burner and Francis (Iris) Burner- and sister, Helen Kuta. Also survived by 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Predeceased by her husband, Forest C. Armstrong- daughter, Judy Stilwell- and brother, Russell Burner. Funeral service, Wednesday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Armstrong, Eunice B.
Eunice B. Armstrong - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2004 - Eunice B. Armstrong , 84, passed away on Christmas Day at Parkview Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Tex and Inez Brogoitti, her sister Rosemary, brothers Bruce, Bob and Ben who are now resting with the angels. Also her husband the late Arthur A. Armstrong and son Ben Armstrong. She is survived by her children Allan (Brenda) Armstrong, Inez Hall. Her grandchildren Gina Rhine, Jennifer Hall, Luis Santiago, Tallasen Armstrong and Benjamin Jr. Her great grandchildren Lauren and Spencer Rhine and Lacey Santiago. Plus numerous other relatives. She will be deeply missed by all family and friends. Grandma, your sparkling blue eyes will now shine down on us from the Heavens above. Remember somewhere my love until we meet again, we love you and will keep you in our hearts forever. The family would like to thank the staff at Parkview for their kindness and compassion during our time of loss. Funeral services will be held in Buffalo Creek, Colo. The arrangements will be announced at a later date. Grandma, as the sunsets on your time here on earth, we know the sun is rising to greet you in Heaven. God bless you and rest peacefully with the angels. You will forever live in our hearts.
Genevieve Armstrong - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 1999 - Genevieve Armstrong, 102, passed away May 27, 1999, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was born Aug. 28, 1897, in Washington state. She came to Pueblo in the 1940s. Preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary R. Greer- husband, Charlie Armstrong- stepson, Charles Armstrong. Survived by daughter-in-law and guardian, Agatha Jackson-husband, James Manning- and her church family of Claremont Seventh-day-Adventist Church of Pueblo. She was very active in her church and would walk south Pueblo daily doing "In Gathering Contributions" for her church. She was also an accomplished pianist and even played for her 101st birthday. Visitation, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel. A service beside the grave, noon Wednesday, Mountain View Cemetery, (East Acero entrance), Pastor Bryan Mann officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to Claremont SDA Church, 1503 W. Arroyo St., Pueblo, Colo., 81004, in her memory.
Armstrong, Harold Dean
Harold Dean Armstrong - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 2003 - Harold Dean Armstrong, 79, passed away Aug. 19, 2003. Survived by his wife, Margaret M. "Peggy" Armstrong; children, Carol (Jim) Ritchey, Pueblo, Kathy (Duane) Ward, Amarillo, Texas, Ray Armstrong, Woodland Park, Colo., James (Beth Geske) Armstrong, Security, Colo.; brother, Adelbert Armstrong; sisters, Mareta (Don) Smith, Barbara Cullins, Geneva Hendrixon and Peggy Ann Parker; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father, Clarence Armstrong; and mother, Etta Armstrong. Harold was born Nov. 12, 1923, in Emporia, Kan., and was a longtime Pueblo resident, retiring from the CF&I Steel Corp. Member of the VFW, BPO Elks Lodge No. 90 and Eagles Aerie No. 145. Harold was an avid hunter, master fisherman and loved playing pool. At his request, there will be no viewing or service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, through the funeral home.
Armstrong, Joe C.
Joe C. Armstrong - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 1999 - Joe C. Armstrong, 85, passed away Aug. 11, 1999. Preceded in death by his wife, Lonnie B. Armstrong, Dec. 17, 1990. Survived by children, Jo Myrle (Perry) Smith, Chama, N.M., and Jerry L. (Josephine) Armstrong of Pueblo- four grandchildren- five great-grandchildren- two brothers and one sister. Services will be held in Sunray, Texas.
John Armstrong – Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 1921 - The funeral of John Armstrong was held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the United Davis-Vories Chapel. Rev. Geo. F. Lowe conducted the services. Mrs. E.R. Owens and Mrs. I. F. Wharton accompanied by Mrs. Orval Wilson sang “Face to Face”. “Lead Kindly Light” and “Abide With Me”. Flower bearers were E.J. Ruppel and J.C. Taylor. Pall bearers were J.K. Hayworth, T.W. Townsend, F.B. Williams, P.E. McNally, E.H. McCourt and C.H. Favorite. Interment was in Roselawn.
Armstrong, Joseph Austin
Joseph Austin Armstrong - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 2003 - Joseph Austin Armstrong, 11, died Tuesday of bacterial meningitis at his Atlanta residence. The funeral was at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, Ga. An Atlanta native, Austin excelled in school and sports. Austin loved to learn and received top grades at school. He played in the Northside Youth Organization baseball league at Chastain Park. His team, the Red Sox, won the championship for 10- to 12-year-olds this past summer, and Austin won four game balls for his pitching performance. Austin is survived by his parents Jeff and Julie Armstrong of Atlanta. Other survivors include a sister, Annie Armstrong of Atlanta; and his grandparents, Marian and John David of Roswell and Rogene Armstrong of Pueblo, Colo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Northside Youth Organization (NYO), P.O. Box 420486, Atlanta, Georgia 30342. NYO will be naming one of the fields that Austin played on after him.
Josephine Armstrong - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 1973 - Josephine Armstrong, March 15, 1973, late of Beulah, Colo., in a local nursing home. Mother of Robert L. Armstrong, Albuquerque, N.M. and Larry K. Armstrong, P O Box 156, Route 1, Beulah, Colo., Grandmother of nine; great-grandmother of one. Member of Beulah United Methodist Church. Born Dec. 9, 1901 in Kansas. Resident of Beulah for 28 years. Preceded in death by her husband, Lee A. Armstrong, in January 1973. Graveside services 11 a.m. Monday, Beulah Cemetery with the Rev. Willis E. Goettel officiating. The body will lie in state until 10 a.m. Monday in Davis Memorial Chapel. Davis Memorial Chapel, Broadway at Evans
Armstrong, Judyth G.
Judyth G. Armstrong - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 2000 - Judyth G. Armstrong, 63, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Sept. 18, 2000. Born in Yakima, Wash. She moved to Pueblo, Colo. in the 1990s. She was primarily a homemaker and a freelance writer in her last years. Survivors: daughter, Sheila M. (Blair) Husemoller; one grandchild; and half-brothers, James P. Palla, Chester, N.J., and Louis J. Palla, St. Cloud, Fla. At her request, cremation, Southern Colorado Cremation Society.
Katherine Foster Armstrong - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 2001 - Age 63, passed away Aug. 24, 2001. Survived by her children, Joseph (Victoria) Armstrong of Pueblo West, Steven Armstrong of Pueblo and Mary Armstrong of El Paso, Texas; sister, Mary Ellen Foster of Las Cruces, N.M.; brother, Buddy Foster of El Paso, Texas; and grandchild, Raif Armstrong. Katherine was born Jan. 8, 1938, in Las Cruces, N.M., and was a former University of New Mexico Aggie. She was an accountant for the City of El Paso, Texas. Katherine was an avid gardener, the family historian and an exceptional storyteller with a great sense of humor. Most importantly, she was a very caring and loving mom and will be missed by all. She was a member of AARP and Arbor Day Foundation. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2001, at Evangelical Free Church, 694 E. Spaulding, Pueblo West.
Armstrong, Lee Alexander
Lee Alexander Armstrong - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 1973 - Lee Alexander Armstrong, Jan. 21, 1973, in a local hospital. Husband of Josephine Armstrong of the family home, P O Box 156A, Beulah, Colo. Father of Robert L. Armstrong, Albuquerque, N.M. and Larry K. Armstrong, Beulah, Grandfather of nine; great-grandfather on one. Brother of Ralph Armstrong, Sierra Vista, Ariz., Clarence Armstrong, Mrs. Pauline Carson and Mrs. Mary Lacy, all of Salina, Kans. Mrs. Margaret Burton, Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Bertha Johnson, Hudson, Iowa; and Mrs. Ruth Holmes, Des Moines, Iowa. Brother-in-law of Mrs. Viva Armstrong, Denver. Born Oct. 27, 1898 in Greenville, Ia. Veteran of Word War I, U.S. Army, overseas. Employed for 12 years by Cliff Brice Co., retiring in 1969. Services 10 a.m., Thursday, Davis Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Willis Goettel, pastor of Beulah Methodist Church officiating. Graveside rites at 12 noon at Beulah Cemetery.
Armstrong, Lloyd E.
Lloyd E. Armstrong - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 1999 - Lloyd E. Armstrong, 85, born April 13, 1913, in Wichita, Kan., passed away Feb. 8, 1999. Survived by his sons, Lloyd Gale (Colleen) Armstrong of Pueblo, Virgil L. (Jayne) Armstrong of Wheat Ridge- daughter, Dorothy (John) Polit of Willows, Calif. - eight grandchildren, Michelle, Eric, Christopher, and Zachary Armstrong, Katheryn Altnow, Leslie, Paul and Eddie Hase- and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Ann Armstrong- parents, William and Ida Armstrong- and 11 brothers and sisters. Lloyd retired in 1975 from Associated Groceries with 36 years of service. He served honorably in World War II, in the South Pacific. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial with full military honors at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Armstrong, Margaret J.
Margaret J. Armstrong - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2006 - Margaret J. Armstrong, 78, passed away Jan. 22, 2006. Survived by her children, Jay Armstrong, Greg (Diana) Armstrong, Brad Armstrong, all of Pueblo, Nancy (Ross) Johnson of Spanish Fork, Utah, and Lynn (Jay) Mead of Pueblo; sister, JoAnn (Don) Miller of Pueblo; grandchildren, Andy and Laura Armstrong, John and Steven Armstrong, Taylor, Jessica and Hayden Johnson, Tyler, Jace and Brennan Hill; two great-grandchildren plus one on the way; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, John "Jack" Armstrong; daughter, Pamela Armstrong; parents, Herbert and Annie Stevens; and brother, Lynn Stevens. Margaret was born April 23, 1927, in Pueblo. She and her husband owned and operated Jack Armstrong Jewelers, retiring in 1980. Margaret enjoyed outings with the Shriners and loved collecting angels, but her greatest love was for her children. She was known for her kindness, generosity and sense of humor. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home, with the family present from 4 to 6 p.m. Private family service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Susan Koman Foundation for Breast Cancer or charity of choice.
Armstrong, Max Russell
Max Russell Armstrong - Pueblo Chieftain - January 02, 2000 - Max Russell Armstrong, 78, of Craig, Colo., formerly of the Fowler and Ordway areas, died Dec. 29, 1999. Survived by wife, Ruth (Fair) Armstrong, Craig; daughters, Elaine (Kurt) Gray and Judy (Dan) Peck, both of Craig; sons, Curtis (Colleen) Armstrong and David (Joan) Armstrong, both of Pueblo; seven grandchildren; and nine brothers and sisters, including Faye Barber, Dorothy Richardson and Robert and Floyd Armstrong, all of Pueblo, and Cecil Armstrong of Olney Springs. Services, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, Griffy Family Funeral Home in Fowler. Burial in the Fowler Cemetery.
Armstrong, Merlin E.
Merlin E. Armstrong - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 1986 - Merlin E. Armstrong, passed away Feb. 14, 1986, at the VA Hospital American Lake, Tacoma, Wash., after a battle with cancer for one year and three months. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leston Armstrong, who lived in Las Animas for several years before moving to La Junta. Merlin was born Oct. 13, 1927, in Oberlin, Kan. He moved to Colorado with his parents in 1937. They moved to Las Animas in 1941. He finished the eighth grade and went to work for the Santa Fe Railroad, served two years in the Army and worked at Fort Lyon VA Hospital. He joined the U.S. Air Corps in 1951 and retired with 20 years in 1971. He had been employed at American Lake VA until his sickness. His father and a nephew, Jerry Barber, preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Marie; daughter, Marisa Kay; mother, Goldie Armstrong, La Junta; two sisters, Shirley Johnson, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Maxine Barber, Las Animas; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts, one uncle, brothers-in-law, and several cousins. Graveside services with military honors will be at the Fort Lyon National Cemetery, with the date pending.
Armstrong, Minnie C.
Minnie C. Armstrong - Pueblo Chieftain - March 09, 1999 - Minnie C. Armstrong, formerly of Westcliffe. Service at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March9, 1999, at Holt Chapel of the Garden with Pastor Riddering officiating. Interment following the service at Lakeside Cemetery. Visitation, Monday from1 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Armstrong, Opal Lucille
Opal Lucille Armstrong - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 1997- Opal Lucille Armstrong, passed away Oct. 31, 1997, in Mission, Kan. Opal, the daughter of Harry and Leona Armstrong, was born in Pierceville, Kan. After teaching grade school in several small Kansas towns for 20 years, she moved to Pueblo in 1946. She then taught kindergarten at Lincoln School until retiring in 1968. Opal played the violin for the Pueblo Symphony for many years and liked to crochet. But her greatest joy was spending the summers in her cabin at San Isabel. She moved to Mission, Kan., in 1992. She is survived by one sister, Cleo Carter; one brother-in-law, Aubrey C. Austin; and 13 nieces and nephews. Services will be held in Garden City, Kan., on Nov. 13, 1997.
Armstrong, Robert E.
Robert E. Armstrong - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 2003 - Robert E. Armstrong, 85, of Pueblo, Colo. and formerly of Colorado Springs and Olney Springs, Colo., died Jan. 16, 2003, in Pueblo. Survived by seven brothers and sisters, Dorothy Richardson, Floyd Armstrong, Faye Barber, all of Pueblo, Cecil Armstrong of Olney Springs, Marjorie Heidt of Lakewood, Colo., Ethel Stamps of Des Moines, Wash., Gladys Freeman of Caldwell, Idaho. Preceded in death by his parents, Vernia and Pearl Armstrong; one brother, Max Armstrong; and a sister, Elizabeth Armstrong. Born on Feb. 14, 1917, north of Olney Springs, Colo. Worked many years for Dalby, Mayflower Moving Company. Retired and lived in Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Services, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at Griffy Family Funeral Home in Ordway. Burial in Ordway Cemetery. Visitation from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday, at Ordway Chapel.
William Armstrong - Yampa Leader - December 26, 1908 - Impressive services were held Sunday by the G.A.R. and W. R. C. over the remains of Capt. William Armstrong, a veteran of the Civil War, who died late Saturday. Captain Armstrong was a pioneer of Pueblo and was a member of the association formed by survivors of the battle of Shiloh. He was marshal of the day at the famous Lincoln-Douglas debate in Ottawa, Ill., in August, 1858.
Arnac, Velma Marie
Velma Marie Arnac - Southeast Missourian - December 12, 2003 - Cape Girardeau, MO - Velma Marie Arnac, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Oct. 26, 1924, in Aguilar, Colo., daughter of Joseph and Emma Oberosler Zanetell. She and H.R. Arnac were married Oct. 4, 1952, in Pueblo, Colo. Arnac moved to Poplar Bluff, Mo., in 1962 from Memphis, Tenn., and to Cape Girardeau in 2002. She was a bookkeeper and payroll clerk at Holiday Inn and was co-owner of the former Log-N-Stone Restaurant, both in Poplar Bluff. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Poplar Bluff. Survivors include her husband of Poplar Bluff; three sons, Stanley Arnac of Farmington, Mo., Gary and Dwayne Arnac of Poplar Bluff; four daughters, Wanda Moore, Sandra Doyle and Lou Hays of Cape Girardeau, and Karen Vandermark of McClure, Ill. Also surviving are five brothers, Leonard Zanetell of Colorado Springs, Colo., Richard Zanetell of Napa, Calif., Bob Zanetell of Denver, Colo., Frank Zanetell of Gunnison, Colo., Joe Zanetell of El Paso, Texas; two sisters, Anna Belle Neal of Gunnison, Evelyn Andrews of Pueblo, Colo.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Friends may call at Cotrell Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff from 10 to 11 a.m. today. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. today. Friends may also call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. today. The rosary will be recited at 7:30. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Cathedral. The Rev. Scott Sunnenberg will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Arno, Margaret A.
Margaret A. Arno - Pueblo Chieftain - December 05, 2003 - Margaret A. Arno, 54, passed away Dec. 3, 2003. Survived by her sister, Mary E. (Samuel J. III) Keiffer of Pueblo; nephews, Robert F. (Angela) Keiffer of Pueblo and S. James (Jamie) Keiffer IV of Littleton, Colo.; and niece, Debra (James) Muller of Pueblo. Preceded in death by her parents, George and Monica Arno. Margaret was born April 26, 1949, in Denver, Colo. Member of Christ the King Church. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Deacon Michael LaConte officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Denver. Those who desire may make memorials to Optimist International Foundation or Parkview Foundation through the funeral home.
Arnold, Asa (Infant Son of)
Infant Son Arnold - Huerfano World - June 6, 1991 - This Week in La Veta History -1913: Mrs. Asa Arnold and baby son died in Hotchkiss, leaving her husband and six children.
Arnold, Anna Mae Ott
Anna Mae Ott Hunt Arnold - Pueblo Chieftain - July 02, 2005 - Anna Mae Ott Hunt Arnold passed peacefully at home in Porterville, Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at the age of 91. She was born June 15, 1914 in Dawson, New Mexico, married Robert Verne Hunt, Son of the American Revolution, and well respected farmer; son of William Alexander Hunt, MD, prominent physician of Warrick County, Ind. Anna and Robert settled in Salinas, Calif. where Anna became a successful business woman and raised her family. In her retiring years she moved with her daughter to Porterville, to be near her son's family where she enjoyed visiting her grandchildren. She is survived by a brother, Joe Ott, of Pueblo, Colo.; daughter, Evelyn Hunt Stewart of Porterville, and daughter-in-law, Kristina Symmons Hunt of Tulare. Her sons, deceased, are Lloyd Allen Hunt of Porterville, and Robert Verne; and one sister Mary Zygarlinski, of Topeka Kan. Surviving grandchildren; Victoria Ann Fargo of El Dorado Hills; Jennifer Louise Price of Rancho Cordova; Joseph Hunt Stewart of Wrentham, Mass.; Robert Allen Hunt and Carey Michael Hunt, both of Tulare and Sherry Hunt Mercereau, Poway, Calif. Anna's great-grandchildren: Nathan and Christopher Mercereau; Allison and Matthew Hunt; Stephen and Tracy Price; Christopher and Geophery Fargo and Matthew and Meghan Stewart. The Memorial Rosary will be held Monday evening, July 4 2005, 6:00 p.m. at Whitehurst Loyd Funeral Chapel, 195 N. Hocket St., and Graveside Service, Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. at Vandalia Cemetery, Piano and Scranton Road. In lieu of flowers, remembrance may be sent to 378 N. F St., to the church building fund for a tree.
Arnold, Asa (Mrs.)
Mrs. Asa Arnold - Huerfano World - June 6, 2002 - This Week in La Veta History - 1913: Died in Hotchkiss, Mrs. Asa Arnold of peritonitis, along with her infant son. She leaves her husband and six children. She was the last surviving of the 12 children of Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Fain.
Arnold, Barbara Marie
Barbara Marie Arnold - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2001 - Age 58, went to be with the Lord on March 12, 2001, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Jan. 22, 1943, in Kansas City, Mo. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 33 years, Eric E. Arnold; and parents, Ray and Matie Johnson. Survived by her children, Josh (Kathy) Arnold of Pueblo, Jennie (Brent) Gordon of Annapolis, Md.; grandchildren, Kassandra, Julia and Jeramy; brother, Robert (Lou) Whittier; and sister, Janet Brown. She will be sadly missed by her day-care children and friends. Visitation Friday, noon-8 p.m., family will be present from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service Saturday, 10 a.m., St. Paul United Methodist Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Pueblo County Division, 720 N. Main, No. 440, Pueblo, CO 81003 in her memory.
Arnold, Daryl L.
Daryl L. Arnold - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 1999 - Daryl L. Arnold, 69, of Thornton, passed away July 14, 1999. Preceded in death by son, Daryl L. Jr. in 1983. Survived by his wife of 50 years, I. Evelyn; children, Sharon (Pat) Pacheco, Tina (Brett) Garrett; brother, Jim (Joyce) Arnold; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Graveside service, Friday, 2 p.m. Memorial Gardens. Viewing, Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Community Baptist Church in his memory.
Arnold, David Eugene
David Eugene Arnold – Albuquerque Journal - March 27, 2002 - David Eugene Arnold, born May 28, 1948 in Enid, OK departed March 14, 2002 in Heidelberg, Germany at the age of 53. He is survived by loving wife of 27 years, Nancy Arnold; two beautiful children, Audrey and Loren (Crystal) Arnold and compassionate sister, Karyn Rivera. David honorably served in the US Army for over 18 years; he served in Vietnam for three tours. He was a highly decorated non-commissioned officer while serving in the US Army. David loved sports. He lettered 11 times throughout high school in Concord, CA where he was raised since 1957. David was a proud alternate for the United States Army Wrestling Team in the 1972 Munich, Germany Olympic Games. He was a walk-on for the Denver Broncos in 1974. David had a deep passion for the sport of racquetball. He proudly played for the United States All-Army Racquetball Team and was semipro. Memorial Services will be held at the Calvary Chapel at 4001 Osuna Rd. NE on March 28, 2002, 10:00 a.m. He will be laid to rest in Pueblo, CO at the Roselawn Cemetery, 1706 Roselawn Rd. with Graveside Services on March 29, 2002 at Roselawn Cemetery, 10:00 a.m.
Arnold, Frank C.
Frank C. Arnold - Pueblo Chieftain - February 03, 1986 - Frank C. Arnold. Husband of Mary Thelma Arnold. Father of Gilbert (Dorothy) Arnold, La Veta; Bess (Myron) Kirton, Soulsbyville, Calif.; Lucille (Lloyd) Drury, Modesto, Calif.; and Gloria (Jay) Hale, Twain Harte, Calif. Brother of Ortis (Helen) Arnold, Oroville, Calif. Also survived by 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, and nephews. Service, 2 p.m. Tuesday at La Veta Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Mark Anderson. Interment La Veta Cemetery.
Gilbert Arnold - Huerfano World - November 7, 1991 - Memorial service for Darrell Gilbert Arnold, 68, of La Veta, will be Friday at 2 p.m. from La Veta United Methodist Church. Mr. Arnold died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1991, following a heart attack suffered while cutting wood. Born in Oakview Jan. 13, 1923, he was two when the family moved to what was known as the Mill house. In the fall of 1926 they moved to Cuchara where they lived until 1934 when Gilbert's father homesteaded between La Veta and Cuchara. Mr. Arnold spent his early years in school in the country where his mother, Mary Arnold taught. He later went to La Veta school where he graduated. He entered college in Steamboat Springs, attending for one year before entering the Army in 1942. While in the military, he married Dorothy L. Schmidt June 21, 1945 at the Arnold home. He was discharged from service shortly after and they made their home in La Veta or the area for the next few years. When his parents moved to California, the couple moved into the family home. Mr. Arnold's early life was spent wrangling horses, helping dudes and with ranch work. In August, 1958 he was appointed postmaster of the La Veta post office. He remained at the job until his retirement in January, 1983. Mr. Arnold was a member of the United Methodist Church of La Veta, Rotary Club, Spanish Peaks Grange, Friends of the Arts Guild, Spoon River Players and the Huerfano County Historical Society Board of Directors and served on the town, school, and library boards at various intervals. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, La Veta; six children, Darrell, Kenny, Gerald, Dwight and Peggy, all of La Veta and Brett, Lafayette; three sisters, Bess Kirton and Gloria Hale, Soulsbyville, CA, and Lucille Drury, Modesto, CA; grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements. (See related information in Barbara Edwards' up the valley.) Gilbert Arnold - Huerfano World - November 14, 1991 - This past week our hearts and thoughts were filled with the memory of Gilbert Arnold who died Nov. 2. Memorial service was held Friday at United Methodist Church where an arrangement featuring his saddle, chaps, and boots, his painting of a cowboy scene and the photograph showing the twinkle in his eye, with his boyish grin made an appropriate and unforgettable setting. After memories of Gilbert were expressed in stories, poetry and song, all were invited to join the family downstairs for a time of visitation and food. The lineage of this strong, pioneering family will long be remembered through the ambitious and talented heirs of Gilbert and Dorothy.
Arnold, Henry A.
Henry A. Arnold - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 1998 - Henry A. Arnold of Rocky Ford, died June 20, 1998, at Fort Lyon V.A. Medical Center. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Thursday, at the La Junta Catholic Church. Interment, Fort Lyon National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the D.A.V., Humane Society or to a charity of choice.
Arnold, Ira Alphonso
Ira Alphonso Arnold - - Newspaper Unknown - June 1892 - Ira Alphonso Arnold, born June 17, 1873, Bijou Basin, Elbert County, Colorado; died June 2, 1892, La Veta, Colorado and was buried in the La Veta Cemetery. His parents were John Stewart Arnold and Mary Catherine (Smith). The following is his obituary that appeared in a newspaper. The name of the newspaper is unknown. La Veta - A sad and fatal accident occurred a few miles west of town which threw a gloom over the whole community. Ira Arnold, aged twenty, was endeavoring to train a bronco when he was thrown violently to the ground, the animal falling upon him, causing instant death. The body was brought to town and the funeral held on Sunday afternoon, Rev. J.F. Magee officiating. Ira was a young man much respected, a member of the Christian church, and _________ death is deeply mourned by _________ family, and his associates.
Isabelle Arnold – Walsenburg World - March 25, 1909 – First American Children Born in Walsenburg Dies - Died, at Pueblo, Colo., on Saturday March 20, 1909, Mrs. Isabelle Arnold Hamilton, aged 33 years, 10 months and 11 days. Mrs. Hamilton was born and reared in Walsenburg, being, so far as known, the first American child born in the town. She was born on May 9, 1875, and lived here until the time of her marriage, in January 1899, to Mr. Alburtus Hamilton, a railroad man, who took his bride to Pueblo, where they have since resided. Bell Arnold, as she was familiarly known, was one of the most popular of the young set of the town a decade ago. She was vivacious and open hearted, the life of nearly all social events. Besides the husband, two children survive her, Elsie and Brittain. The body was brought to Walsenburg Sunday for burial and funeral services were held from the home of Mr. Adolph Unfug on Monday afternoon. In attendance at the funeral were Mrs. Hamilton's mother, Mrs. M. R. Arnold of Pueblo and the sisters, Mrs. Emma C. Dartey of Pueblo, and Mrs. Adolph Unfug of this place, and the brother, Walter Arnold of Rouse. To her, the struggle and burden bearing of earth are ended, and we confidently trust that like one who awakes from a troubled dream she has awakened to see life's endless morning break and knows herself at home with all the vast throng of loved ones, missed from earth, safe about her. Her home instincts were strong here in this fevered world of disappointment. Her affection for friends and kindred was tender and abiding. Gone out of our sight! But because life and love are stronger than death she is ours still. She is still the mother of her dear children upon whom she doted with such clinging fondness, and the companion still of him who mourns earth's greatest loss, and may she not by this transition wield over them a stronger force for goodness and truth before.
James Arnold - Rocky Mountain News - June 30, 1891 - Sentence of Death - W. H. Davis Sentenced by Judge Elwell in Pueblo Yesterday to Be Hanged - Pueblo, Colo., June 29 - In district court this morning Judge Elwell pronounced sentence upon W. H. Davis, recently convicted of murdering Carrie Ormsby and James Arnold. Davis will be hanged at Canon City, between the 18th and 25th of July, the exact time to be determined by the warden of the penitentiary, unless his attorneys, McFeeley & McAliney, are successful in their appeal to the supreme court. They take the case up on these grounds: First - Irregular and improper conduct on the part of the prevailing party, i.e., the state. Second - The insufficiency of evidence, and that the verdict was against the law. Third - Errors in law occurring during this trial, and excepted to by the defense at the time. They are confident of obtaining a supersedeas this week and ultimately freeing their client. The history of the case is this: At midnight on the 7th of last January the residents in the neighborhood of Sixth and Elizabeth streets were startled by two gunshots, and those issuing from their houses soon learned of an awful tragedy that had been enacted at No. 616 Sixth street, the home of Mrs. Carrie Ormsby, a professional nurse. Mrs. Ormsby, a colored woman of 45 or 50, and Jim Arnold, white, aged 30, whom she had raised, lay dead from gunshot wounds inflicted by W. H. Davis, a half brother of Arnold. Davis was supposedly harmless, but a very dissipated fellow, who did no work, being supported by Mrs. Ormsby, who is thought to be his mother. Early in the evening of January 7 he came home and demanded money of his mother, but was refused. He went away vowing vengeance, declaring that he would kill Arnold, with whom he often quarreled. Returned at Midnight - At midnight he returned, armed with a double-barrelled shot gun. He pounded at the locked door for admittance, the family had retired. Arnold arose, partially dressed and fearing Davis, he did not open the door, but went to the window. Davis saw him, thrust the gun through the window and discharged the contents of one barrel into his head. The powder burned his left cheek, and the entire charge entered below the cheek bone, and came out at the back of the head. Arnold staggered back and fell dead, huddled up in a corner of the next room. Davis walked up to the door again, placed the muzzle against it and fired. Mrs. Ormsby's bed was opposite the door. She had probably raised up in bed, facing the door, for she received the load in the face and breast, dying without a struggle. Davis was arrested the next morning. His defense was insanity, and although he was brilliantly defended, he was convicted of murder in the first degree. Boulder Daily Camera - September 23, 1891 - Davis is Hanged - Canon City, Sept. 22. [Special.] - William H. Davis was hanged tonight at the penitentiary for the murder of his mother, Mrs. Carrie Armsby and James Arnold, who was a lodger in his mother's house at Pueblo last January. It was a very cold blooded affair and although every effort has been made to save Davis' life, he has finally expiated his crime. Colorado Public Defender - September 22, 1891 - William H. Davis, Pueblo. W–B&W. Hanging/Broken neck. Davis was convicted, at age twenty-five or twenty-six, of murdering his foster mother, Carrie Armsby (“a light mulatto”), and her alleged white paramour, James Arnold, because they refused to give him money to continue a drinking binge. The time of the execution was not announced before the hanging, and no journalists were invited to attend.
Jeter Arnold – Pueblo Indicator – August 18, 1934 – Well Known Stockman Dead – Jeter Arnold, 60, one of the largest sheep owners in the Arkansas valley, died in a La Junta hospital July 27. He lived at Manzanola and had big ranches in that vicinity.
Marie Arnold - Huerfano World - April 15, 1993 - This Week in La Veta History - 1917: Marie Arnold, 13 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Arnold, died of pneumonia. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Roberts.
Arnold, Mary Thelma
Mary Thelma Arnold - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 1986 - Mary Thelma Arnold of La Veta, April 10, 1986. Wife of Frances Arnold, who passed away Feb. 1, 1986. Mother of Bess (Myron) Kirton, Gloria (Jay) Hale, both of Soulsbyville, Calif.; Lucille (Lloyd) Drury, Modesto, Calif.; Gilbert (Dorothy) Arnold, La Veta. Mrs. Arnold also is survived by 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Services, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, First Baptist Church; La Veta, conducted by the Rev. Anderson. Interment, La Veta Cemetery.
Arnold, Patton Randolph
Patton Randolph "Bubba" Arnold - Pueblo Chieftain - June 05, 2004 - Patton Randolph "Bubba" Arnold, 39, passed away June 2, 2004. Survived by his parents, Robert and Josephine Arnold of Pueblo; children, Camille and Caitlin Arnold of Pueblo West and Christian Torres of Pueblo; brothers, Lincoln Arnold and Craig (Ann) Arnold; sisters, Leslie (Stan) Rivera and Collette Arnold, all of Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Born Nov. 18, 1964, in Pueblo. Bubba enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing in pool and dart leagues. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 7, 2004, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Family will receive friends at 1 p.m. Monday, at the Side Pocket, 4111 Club Manor Drive, following the memorial service.
Arnold, Pauline M.
Pauline M. Arnold - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2001 - Pauline M. Arnold, 81, passed away May 14, 2001, in Phoenix, Ariz. Survived by her three daughters, Raelene Barber, Sandra (Dennis) Wilder and Linda Goss; three brothers and one sister of Missouri; five grandsons and two granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. Mrs. Arnold is preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Arnold on June 7, 1991. Born April 18, 1920, in Peggs, Okla., to George and Lela Mae (nee Littlefield) Martin. She was a Pueblo resident and lived at 1140 Claremont Ave. for 50 years, until moving to Phoenix, Ariz., 10 years ago. Her memory will be cherished by those she left behind. Memorial service will be held in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel at 11 a.m. Friday, May 25, 2001, with the Rev. Robert Enck officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Arnold, Robert M.
Robert M. Arnold - Rocky Mountain News - October 20, 1993 - Robert M. Arnold, 60, of Golden died Oct. 7 in Lakewood. Services were Oct. 12 in Woods Mortuary Chapel. The body was cremated. Mr. Arnold was born Dec. 25, 1932, in Leadville. He was a guest relations employee at Coors Brewery. Mr. Arnold was a member of Golden Kiwanis and the National Management Association. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; a daughter, Lisa of Lakewood; his mother, Mary of Yuma; a sister, Maryann Hudson of Walsenburg; and two brothers, Dunbar of Yuma and Carl of Colorado Springs. Contributions: Christian Action Guild, 501 14th St., Golden 80401.
Sherry (Enderud) Arnold - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 1992 - Sherry (Enderud) Arnold, 48, of Fowler, died June 16, 1992. Memorial services, 2 p.m. Saturday, Trinity Lutheran Church in Fowler. Griffy Funeral Homes, Manzanola and Fowler.
Victor Arnoldi - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 1987 - Victor Arnoldi, Feb. 25, 1987. Father of Elma (Ed) McConaha, June (Loren) Wolf, Verna Dean Ware, all of Pueblo; Myrtle (Richard) Finley, Globe, Ariz.; and William (June) Arnoldi, Walsenburg. Brother of Frank and Louis Arnoldi, Pueblo. Survived by 20 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Eva, and his granddaughter, Sandra Stewart. Service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Boies Almont Memorial Chapel. Interment, Masonic Cemetery with UM-WA graveside service.
Arnoldi, William Harold
William Harold Arnoldi - Huerfano World - January 3, 2008 - William Harold Arnoldi, 83, passed away Dec. 20, 2007. He was laid to rest Dec. 24, 2007. He is survived by his wife Eva June of 61 years, children Sharon (Mike) Bechaver, June Jeka, William (Wendy) Arnold Jr., numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren. William was preceded in death by daughter Sandra Stewart, and parents Victor and Eva Mariam (Smith) Arnoldi. He served in the Army during World War II. After being discharged, he worked in various mines in Huerfano and Las Animas Counties until his retirement. William had various interests in hunting, fishing, and carpentry.
Arnot, Frances Myrldene
Frances Myrldene Buller Arnot - Pueblo Chieftain - November 5, 2006 - Frances Myrldene Buller Arnot, born Nov. 26, 1921, passed away Nov. 2, 2006. She was born in Tekameh, Neb., to Lillian and Jack Buller. She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Gerry; husband, Bill Arnot; daughter, Chris Brown; and sons, Ricky and Ronnie Arnot. She is survived by her brothers, Jack and Bob; children, Bill (Eileen) Arnot, Bob (Margee) Arnot, Craig (Marji) Arnot; grandchildren, Tim, Tia, Brian, Brett, Megan and Raedene; and great-grandchildren, Lorina, Hailey, T. J., Ty, Jake, Matthew, Cole and Joshua. Also survived by her son-in-law, Jim Brown. The family would like to give special mention to her caregivers, Donna and Helen, thank you so much for your love and kindness, and also to her wonderful neighbors for their kindness. Funeral service, 3 p.m. Monday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, followed by cremation.
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